2019-06-15: News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

plenglish (2019-06-14). Qatar to Offer Preview of World Cup Preparations at America Cup. plenglish.com Doha, 12 Jun (Prensa Latina) With the aim of showing the country"s preparations for the upcoming FIFA World Cup, Qatar will open the public exhibition "Way to the 2022 World Soccer Cup" on June 14 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2019-06-15: Social Media Postees

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

US Military Intelligence Accuses Russia of Nuclear Testing, Provides No Evidence

HBO's Chernobyl: The Soviet working class pays for the crimes of Stalinism
wsws.org | 2019-06-15
Director Johan Renck and scriptwriter Craig Mazin capture the reality of the explosion that tore open the facility's nuclear reactor core and spewed radioactive material over large swathes of the western USSR and Europe.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/15/cher-j15.html

Brazilian General Strike Against Privatization & Bolsonaro Government On 6/14/19
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-06-15
Millions of workers and students in Brazil went on strike against privatization and the Bolsonaro government.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/14/18823958.php

Sudan's opposition leaders capitulate to the military junta
wsws.org | 2019-06-15
The AFC has handed the initiative to the Transitional Military Council (TMC), which ousted long-term dictator President Omar al-Bashir in April to prevent the overthrow of the entire regime…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/15/suda-j15.html

California Juneteenth National Freedom Day
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2019-06-15
West Steps, California State Capitol | California State Capitol Civil War Memorial Grove…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/12/18823913.php

John Carlos Frey: Sand & Blood: America's Stealth War on Mexico Border
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | indybay.org | 2019-06-15
St. John's Presbyterian Church | 2727 College Avenue | Berkeley, CA 94705…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/13/18823942.php

Where Are the Skeptics as the Drums Roll for War with Iran?
The Real News Network | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-15
Vijay Prashad challenges the media reality that Iran attacked the oil tankers, calling for a real investigation to uncover the truth.
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/where-are-the-skeptics-as-the-drums-roll-for-war-with-iran/

Democrats seize on Trump comment to push their anti-Russia campaign
wsws.org | 2019-06-15
The reaction of the Democrats to Trump's latest comments underscores the entirely right-wing, pro-war basis of their opposition to the most reactionary president in US history.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/15/demo-j15.html

Report Back From Venezuela
Laura Wells | indybay.org | 2019-06-15
The Long Haul Infoshop | 3124 Shattuck Ave | Berkeley, Ca. 94705…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/12/18823912.php

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

Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried by Reuters for Over a Month

'We need points!' US must invade Venezuela to scare Iran & N. Korea, Graham claims
Staff | rt.com | 2019-06-15
Sen. Lindsey Graham has suggested President Trump "put military force on the table" by invading Venezuela (and possibly Cuba) in order to scare North Korea and Iran into doing what they're told. What could possibly go wrong? | …
rt.com/usa/461922-lindsey-graham-grenada-venezuela-invasion/

Shinzo Abe in Iran: a dove of peace or a foreshadower of mayhem?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-06-15
As the situation around Iran continues deteriorating, Japan has taken up an initiative to broker peace and to scale down the tensions between Washington and Tehran. While the situation kept aggravating, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he was heading on a diplomatic mission to Iran. The reports on the Japanese Prime Minister's forthcoming visit on …
uwidata.com/3861-shinzo-abe-in-iran-a-dove-of-peace-or-a-foreshadower-of-mayhem/

Austrian billionaire takes over leading German chain store
wsws.org | 2019-06-15
The takeover by René Benko of the major German department store chain Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof will result in more branch closures and cuts to jobs and wages.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/15/kauf-j15.html

NYPD disciplinary trial of cop who killed Eric Garner concludes
wsws.org | 2019-06-15
Final briefs were submitted in the NYPD's trial of Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who choked Eric Garner to death in Staten Island in 2014.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/15/nypd-j15.html

Trump doubles down on US lies about Iran
wsws.org | 2019-06-15
Trump's absurd lies about Iranian responsibility for an attack on two tankers in the Persian Gulf directly contradicted claims by the owner of one of the ships.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/15/iran-j15.html

Accused Christchurch terrorist in court, trial set for next year
wsws.org | 2019-06-15
Three months after New Zealand's worst-ever mass shooting, public discussion of the political causes of the attack and the role of state agencies is being effectively censored.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/15/tarr-j15.html

Trump admin aims to kill historic talks and strangle Iran with evidence-free accusations
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2019-06-14
Hell-bent on isolating and suffocating Iran, the Trump administration derailed Japan's historic talks by accusing Tehran without any evidence whatsoever…
thegrayzone.com/2019/06/13/iran-gulf-of-oman-attacks-japan-talks/

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

Timing of Gulf of Oman Attacks: Washington Aimed to Kill Historic Iran-Japan Talks in Tehran, Oil Tankers en Route to Japan
Ben Norton | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
Hell-bent on isolating and suffocating Iran, the Trump administration derailed Japan's historic talks by accusing Tehran without any evidence whatsoever of attacking oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. | *** | Since entering office, the Donald Trump administration has been itching …
globalresearch.ca/timing-of-gulf-of-oman-attacks-washington-aimed-to-kill-historic-iran-japan-talks-in-tehran-oil-tankers-en-route-to-japan/5680598

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

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

Pre-emptive Nuclear War: The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
The text below is Chapter III of Michel Chossudovsky book entitled: The Globalization of War. America's Long War against Humanity, Global Research Publishers, Montreal, 2015. To order the book directly from Global Research click here | This chapter provides a …
globalresearch.ca/pre-emptive-nuclear-war-role-israel-attack-iran/5677025

'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies: Mike Pompeo Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without A Shred of Evidence
Jake Johnson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
In a press conference that immediately evoked memories of the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday claimed Iran was behind alleged attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman …
globalresearch.ca/deja-vu-iraq-war-lies-mike-pompeo-blames-iran-tanker-attack-without-single-shred-evidence/5680606

Whatever Pompeo Says, There Is No Certainty Iran Mined the Tankers
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-06-14
Despite what the Saudis and blowhards like Benghazi Mike keep alleging, the Houthis don't take orders from Iran and don't have that much to do with one another. (Photo: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/pompeo_trump_bolton_iran.jpeg
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World Pushes for Diplomacy as US Rushes to Blame Iran for Tanker Attacks
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-14
Tensions between the U.S. and Iran are again ratcheting up as the Trump administration accused Iran of orchestrating an attack Thursday on Japanese and Norwegian oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Iran denied any involvement and accused the Trump administration of trying to sabotage diplomacy. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo directly accused Iran of attacking the oil tankers, and the U.S. released video of what it claimed was Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded mine from the side of the Japanese oil tanker that was attacked. However, the president of the Japanese company that owns the ship said…
truthout.org/video/us-rushes-to-blame-iran-for-tanker-attacks-as-world-pushes-for-diplomacy/

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

Pompeo Blames Iran for Likely Gulf of Oman False Flag
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
Cui bono is most important whenever an incident like Thursday attacks on vessels in the Gulf of Oman occurs. | Clearly, Iran had nothing to gain and plenty to lose from the incident. The Trump regime and its anti-Iran imperial partners …
globalresearch.ca/pompeo-falsely-blames-iran-likely-gulf-oman-false-flag/5680576

Vijay Prashad: U.S. Rushes to Blame Iran for Tanker Attacks as Much of World Pushes for Diplomacy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-06-14
Tensions between the U.S. and Iran are again ratcheting up as the Trump administration accused Iran of orchestrating an attack Thursday on Japanese and Norwegian oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Iran denied any involvement and accused the Trump administration of trying to sabotage diplomacy. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo directly accused Iran of attacking the oil tankers, and the U.S. released video of what it claimed was Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded mine from the side of the Japanese oil tanker that was attacked. However, the president of the Japanese company that owns the ship said it…
www.democracynow.org/2019/6/14/us_blames_iran_oil_tankers_attack

Is Pompeo Angling to Interfere in British Politics?
Richard Silverstein | commondreams.org | 2019-06-14
There is absolutely no indication that British Jews as a whole feel the need for any such US intervention, nor any indication that British Jews or the British electorate as a whole accept the charge that Labour (and Corbyn by extension) is riddled with antisemitism. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/pomp.jpeg
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'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies as US Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without Single Shred of Evidence
Jake Johnson | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-14
(CD) — In a press conference that immediately evoked memories of the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday claimed Iran was behind alleged attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman without presenting one single shred of evidence. "This assessment is based on intelligence, the weapons used, the …

'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies as US Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without Single Shred of Evidence

Whatever Pompeo Says, There Is No Certainty Iran Mined the Tankers
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-06-14
Despite what the Saudis and blowhards like Benghazi Mike keep alleging, the Houthis don't take orders from Iran and don't have that much to do with one another. (Photo: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/pompeo_trump_bolton_iran.jpeg
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Pompeo Gulf of Oman Narrative Torpedoed by Vessel's Japanese Owner
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-14
The Japanese owner of the vessel maintains that there were no mines — or torpedos — involved, denying that such could have been the case because the damage to the ship was above the waterline. He went so far as to call the whole U.S.-pedaled notion of mines being responsible "false."
mintpressnews.com/pompeo-gulf-oman-narrative/259210/

Trump Blames Iran for the Tanker Attacks. But Let's be Skeptical of his Administration's Pro-War Bluster
Trita Parsi | commondreams.org | 2019-06-14
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the State Department briefing room on Thursday. (Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/pompeo_3.jpeg
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Qatar to Offer Preview of World Cup Preparations at America Cup
plenglish.com | 2019-06-14
Doha, 12 Jun (Prensa Latina) With the aim of showing the country"s preparations for the upcoming FIFA World Cup, Qatar will open the public exhibition "Way to the 2022 World Soccer Cup" on June 14 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43176&SEO=qatar-to-offer-preview-of-world-cup-preparations-at-america-cup

After Exposing 'Corrupted' Brazilian Government, Journalist Glenn Greenwald Faces Deportation Warning and Death Threats
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-14
"We have taken all the measures that we feel like we should take for our legal and physical security. After that you have to go about and do your work." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/greenwald_npr_0.jpg
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Brazil Stages General Strike against Bolsonaro's Pension Reform
plenglish.com | 2019-06-14
14 de junio de 2019, 08: 16Brasilia, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Workers from almost all sectors and students will join on Friday to carry out a general strike throughout Brazil, convened by unions against the pension reform and other setbacks of the Government of President Jair Bolsonaro.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43254&SEO=brazil-stages-general-strike-against-bolsonaros-pension-reform

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

Bolsonaro Breaks Silence to Defend Brazilian Justice Minister
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-14
Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has come to the defense of his Justice Minister Sergio Moro after the latter was accused of improperly coordinating with prosecutors when he was a high-profile anti-corruption judge. | RELATED: | Brazil Increased Harmful Pesticides Since Bolsonaro Took Power | Bolsonaro, who was mostly quiet after the allegations surfaced against Moro, has finally broken his silence in favor of his Justice Minister. | Bolsonaro said Sergio Moro had…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bolsonaro-Breaks-Silence-to-Defend-Brazilian-Justice-Minister–20190614-0002.html

Brazil will Eventually Know the Truth, Lula Says about Moro
plenglish.com | 2019-06-14
14 de junio de 2019, 09: 52Brasilia, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said that Brazil will eventually know the truth, in allusion to the publication of messages between former Judge Sergio Moro and prosecutors that cast doubts about the impartiality of those public officials.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43258&SEO=brazil-will-eventually-know-the-truth-lula-says-about-moro

Brazil will Eventually Know the Truth, Lula Says about Moro
plenglish.com | 2019-06-14
14 de junio de 2019, 09: 52Brasilia, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said that Brazil will eventually know the truth, in allusion to the publication of messages between former Judge Sergio Moro and prosecutors that cast doubts about the impartiality of those public officials.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43258&SEO=brazil-will-eventually-know-the-truth-lula-says-about-moro

War of words over Venezuela's future
Marco Teruggi | workers.org | 2019-06-14
This article was published in pagina12.com.ar on June 10. Translation by Michael Otto. Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, has four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and Caribbean. All of them fit within a day and a night. They overlap. They create rhythms and dramas, especially for motorcyclists who flee the daily . . . | Continue reading War of words over Venezuela's future at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/06/13/war-of-words-over-venezuelas-future/

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

UN suspending handover of camps in Darfur, peacekeeping chief tells Security Council
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-14
The joint African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), is suspending the handover of any more camps for displaced civilians to the Sudanese military, against a backdrop of worsening violence and insecurity across the country.
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Friday's Daily Brief : Sudan and South Sudan, Ebola, ECOSOC elections, risks of 5G tech
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-14
This Friday, we cover: Ebola in central Africa still not declared an international emergency, by the World Health Organization; looming famine in South Sudan; humanitarian concerns in Sudan; new elections at the UN's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); and how 5G technology can jeopardize early warnings of natural disasters.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1040541

South Sudanese facing famine in all but name, warns UN food agency
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-14
Record numbers in South Sudan — some seven million people — face acute food shortages, while more than 20,000 are close to famine, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Friday.
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U.N. says it confirms 17 deaths in Sudan's Darfur
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-14
Children walk along smouldering houses burnt during clashes between nomads and residents in Deleij village, located in Wadi Salih locality, Central Darfur, Sudan. June 11, 2019. Picture taken June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer NO SALES NO ARCHIVES | The United Nations said on Thursday it had confirmed the killing of 17 people and the burning of more than 100 houses in Deleij village in the Darfur region of Sudan earlier this week. | The United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur also said 15 people were injured and the violence "occurred during heated clashes between nomads and residents apparently angered by th…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/14/u-n-says-it-confirms-17-deaths-in-sudans-darfur/

Global Warfare: "We're Going to Take out 7 Countries in 5 Years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran.."
General Wesley Clark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
Originally published in March 2007. | Global Research Editor's Note: | This interview serves as a reminder regarding the diabolical timeline of America's hegemonic project. Is Iran the next target "to be taken out"? | All these countries are on the Pentagon's drawing …
globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166

Amid Sudan's Brutal Crackdown, Trump Admin Appoints Envoy Who Helped Worsen War in South Sudan
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-14
Trump's clear goal is to ensure that power in Sudan stays firmly in the hands of those who will serve the interests of the U.S.' top regional allies, even if it means scuttling all hopes of a future, democratic Sudan.
mintpressnews.com/sudan-brutal-crackdown-trump-appoints-envoy/259217/

The First Democratic Debates Shape Up as Unfair and Unfocused Spectacles
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-06-14
The First Democratic Debates Shape Up as Unfair and Unfocused Spectacles…
thenation.com/article/john-nichols-democratic-debates-unfair-spectacles-elizabeth-warren/

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

2019-06-14: News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trump taps pro-deportation former ICE chief Homan for role of 'border czar'
rt.com | 2019-06-14
US President Donald Trump said that retired acting immigration chief Tom Homan will return to his administration as a "border czar." Homan is a vocal supporter of the president's policies to restrict immigration into the US. | …
rt.com/usa/461895-trump-border-czar-homan/

Pompeo Blames Iran for Likely Gulf of Oman False Flag
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
Cui bono is most important whenever an incident like Thursday attacks on vessels in the Gulf of Oman occurs. | Clearly, Iran had nothing to gain and plenty to lose from the incident. The Trump regime and its anti-Iran imperial partners …
globalresearch.ca/pompeo-falsely-blames-iran-likely-gulf-oman-false-flag/5680576

False Flag Incident in the Gulf of Oman?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
The Gulf of Oman lies east of the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz, bordering Iran, Oman, and the UAE. It's close to Saudi territory and Pakistan. | It's a potential flashpoint area because around two-thirds of world oil passes through …
globalresearch.ca/false-flag-incident-gulf-oman/5680528

Global Warfare: "We're Going to Take out 7 Countries in 5 Years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran.."
General Wesley Clark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
Originally published in March 2007. | Global Research Editor's Note: | This interview serves as a reminder regarding the diabolical timeline of America's hegemonic project. Is Iran the next target "to be taken out"? | All these countries are on the Pentagon's drawing …
globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166

Sri Lanka Brings Back 5 Terror Suspects from Saudi Arabia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-14
The Sri Lankan authorities have brought back five suspects that fled to Saudi Arabia after the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people, the police said in a statement on Friday. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka: Curfew Imposed Post-Sinhala Muslim Clashes | The authorities declined to provide the details regarding the arrest of these five suspects; however, the police did confirm that they were Sri Lankan nationals. | "These are the five remaining leaders of the April 21 terrorist…
telesurenglish.net/news/Sri-Lanka-Brings-Back-5-Terror-Suspects-from-Saudi-Arabia-20190614-0003.html

Sri Lanka Brings Back 5 Terror Suspects from Saudi Arabia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-14
The Sri Lankan authorities have brought back five suspects that fled to Saudi Arabia after the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people, the police said in a statement on Friday. | RELATED: | Sri Lanka: Curfew Imposed Post-Sinhala Muslim Clashes | The authorities declined to provide the details regarding the arrest of these five suspects; however, the police did confirm that they were Sri Lankan nationals. | "These are the five remaining leaders of the April 21 terrorist…
telesurenglish.net/news/Sri-Lanka-Brings-Back-5-Terror-Suspects-from-Saudi-Arabia-20190614-0003.html

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

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

'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies: Mike Pompeo Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without A Shred of Evidence
Jake Johnson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
In a press conference that immediately evoked memories of the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday claimed Iran was behind alleged attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman …
globalresearch.ca/deja-vu-iraq-war-lies-mike-pompeo-blames-iran-tanker-attack-without-single-shred-evidence/5680606

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

New Zealand government extends Iraq and Afghanistan troop deployments
wsws.org | 2019-06-14
Contrary to statements by the Greens and pseudo-lefts, the Labour Party-led government is strengthening New Zealand's alliance with US imperialism.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/14/nzir-j14.html

US Repeats Same Script against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua
plenglish.com | 2019-06-14
14 de junio de 2019, 09: 53New York, US, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) The United States is repeating the same script against Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, as it tries to discredit those countries" social achievements and to punish them with sanctions that affect their economies and their peoples.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43259&SEO=us-repeats-same-script-against-cuba-venezuela-and-nicaragua

Study Linking US Sanctions to Venezuelan Deaths Buried By Reuters for Over a Month
Joe Emersberger | commondreams.org | 2019-06-14
Reuters depiction (6/7/19) of Venezuelan refugees. (Photo: Pilar Olivares/Reuters) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/immigrants.png
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Whatever Pompeo Says, There Is No Certainty Iran Mined the Tankers
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-06-14
Despite what the Saudis and blowhards like Benghazi Mike keep alleging, the Houthis don't take orders from Iran and don't have that much to do with one another. (Photo: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/pompeo_trump_bolton_iran.jpeg
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Venezuela: UN Leader Michelle Bachelet to Meet With Maduro
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-14
U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet announced Friday she will visit Venezuela from June 19-21 and hold separate talks with both President Nicolas Maduro and the United States-backed, self-declared interim president, Juan Guaido. | RELATED: | 38 Accused of Assassination Attempt on President Maduro | Her visit, at the invitation of the Maduro administration, comes ahead of the U.N. Human Rights Council opening a three-week session starting June 24. Venezuela has suffered loss of…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-UN-Leader-Michelle-Bachelet-to-Meet-With-Maduro–20190614-0009.html

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

'A glass ceiling for political thought': Russiagate still supreme distraction from real issues
Staff | rt.com | 2019-06-14
The media are clinging to Russiagate years later in a desperate bid to avoid real issues, and it takes Lee Camp and fellow comedians to expose their deep absurdity — because "you out-Left anyone in mainstream media, you're gone." | …
rt.com/usa/461831-russiagate-distraction-lee-camp/

Russia, Serbia, Belarus: The "Slavic Brotherhood" Military Drills Are a Soft Power Boon for All Participants
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
Russia, Serbia, and Belarus each derive certain soft power benefits from their participation in the "Slavic Brotherhood" military drills, with this year's exercises taking on a greater significance for all of them due to the changed international context in which …
globalresearch.ca/slavic-brotherhood-drills-soft-power-boon-all-participants/5680579

Military History, Beyond the 1939 Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact: Germany and the Geopolitical Balance of Power
Adeyinka Makinde | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
The recent release by the Russian authorities of the Soviet copy of the infamous Nazi-Soviet Pact signed in August 1939 on behalf of Germany and the Soviet Union by Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov has led to a bout …
globalresearch.ca/beyond-ribbentrop-molotov-pact-germany-geopolitical-balance-power/5680628

Trump and Polish President Duda agree on stationing 1,000 US troops in Poland
wsws.org | 2019-06-14
The meeting of the two presidents marked a significant escalation of the US- and NATO-led military-build up against Russia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/14/duda-j14.html

"Unfortunately, none of this happened": Kirill Serebrennikov's Leto (Summer), a take on the pre- perestroika period in the USSR
wsws.org | 2019-06-14
Serebrennikov's new film treats two of Russia's most famous rock groups, Kino and Zoopark, in the early 1980s, while managing to avoid all the major questions of the time.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/14/leto-j14.html

Washington's second historical ultimatum for Turkey
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-06-14
For the first time in 55 years, the United States threatened Turkey via an official letter after their purchase of Russian S-400 systems. Normally, the United States indirectly criticizes Turkey across a variety of media. That is, until last week when Washington changed tactics and took a step further, sending a letter to the Minister …
uwidata.com/3851-washingtons-second-historical-ultimatum-for-turkey/

'A glass ceiling for political thought': Russiagate still supreme distraction from real issues
rt.com | 2019-06-14
The media are clinging to Russiagate years later in a desperate bid to avoid real issues, and it takes Lee Camp and fellow comedians to expose their deep absurdity — because "you out-Left anyone in mainstream media, you're gone." | …
rt.com/usa/461831-russiagate-distraction-lee-camp/

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

A Life Well-lived: Reforming the Bank of Canada. William Krehm Passes Away at 106
Bryant Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
In December 2011, William Krehm, Anne Emmett, and COMER (The Committee for Monetary and Economic Reform filed a lawsuit in Federal Court with a view forcing a restoration of the Bank of Canada to its mandated purposes. "In essence, they …
globalresearch.ca/life-well-lived-william-krehm-dies-106/5680550

Brooklyn, Spring/Summer '69: On Neighborhoods and the Vietnam War
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
You live in the burbs, or what they call so many small cities nowadays. Strip malls, shopping centers and it seems a Wal-Mart is everywhere. We don't live on streets, we live in subdivisions now. You want a bottle of …
globalresearch.ca/brooklyn-spring-summer-69-neighborhoods-war/5680534

"The 5G Rollout Is Absolutely Insane." How Wireless Technologies Affect Human Cells. Dr. Martin Pall
Dr. Martin Pall | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
During the "Health in Buildings Roundtable" sponsored by the NIH & co-organized by the US CDC and several other organizations, Dr. Martin Pall from the Washington State University (WSU) concluded that the "5G rollout is absolutely insane". | In this short …
globalresearch.ca/dr-martin-pall-5g-rollout-absolutely-insane/5680544

Video: Bernie Sanders Defines His Vision for Democratic Socialism
Sen. Bernie Sanders | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
On Wednesday June 12th, 2019, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke about his views on democratic socialism and why it would be good for the USA in a speech at George Washington University in Washington, DC. | The publication …
globalresearch.ca/bernie-sanders-defines-his-vision-democratic-socialism/5680542

A Life Well-lived: Reforming the Bank of Canada. William Krehm Passes Away at 106
Bryant Brown | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
This past April 11th William Krehm died peacefully. He was in his 106th year. | I had met him about a decade ago when I started attending meetings of the lobby group COMER. He founded it, the Committee on Monetary and …
globalresearch.ca/life-well-lived-william-krehm-dies-106/5680550

Video: Cruise Missile Strike on Saudi Airport Marks Start of New Round of Escalation in the Middle East
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
On June 12, the Ansar Allah movement (also known as the Houthis) launched a cruise missile at Abha International Airport in southern Saudi Arabia. The movement said that the missile had successfully hit the airport, which has a large military …
globalresearch.ca/cruise-missile-strike-saudi-airport-marks-start-new-round-escalation-middle-east/5680535

Timing of Gulf of Oman Attacks: Washington Aimed to Kill Historic Iran-Japan Talks in Tehran, Oil Tankers en Route to Japan
Ben Norton | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
Hell-bent on isolating and suffocating Iran, the Trump administration derailed Japan's historic talks by accusing Tehran without any evidence whatsoever of attacking oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. | *** | Since entering office, the Donald Trump administration has been itching …
globalresearch.ca/timing-of-gulf-of-oman-attacks-washington-aimed-to-kill-historic-iran-japan-talks-in-tehran-oil-tankers-en-route-to-japan/5680598

America's Legacy of Regime Change
Stephen Kinzer | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
For most of history, seizing another country or territory was a straightforward proposition. You assembled an army and ordered it to invade. Combat determined the victor. The toll in death and suffering was usually horrific, but it was all done …
globalresearch.ca/americas-legacy-regime-change/5680586

Why I'm Optimistic About the 'Deal of the Century'. "Palestinian Struggle Centre Stage of Arab Politics"
David Hearst | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
In selling the yet-to-be-published " deal of the century" (DoC), its principle authors have said the following: | That the Palestinians are not yet capable of governing themselves (US president's son-in-law Jared Kushner); that Israel has a right to annex …
globalresearch.ca/why-im-optimistic-about-deal-century/5680593

Julian Assange and the Scales of Justice: Exceptions, Extraditions and Politics
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
The Home Secretary of the United Kingdom did his thing, which was little in the way of disagreement. The superpower has issued a request; the retainer would comply. This week, the US Department Justice Department formally sought the extradition of …
globalresearch.ca/julian-assange-scales-justice-exceptions-extraditions-politics/5680537

The Unipolar Moment Is Over. The Xi — Putin Relationship
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
Something extraordinary began with a short walk in St. Petersburg last Friday. | After a stroll, they took a boat on the Neva River, visited the legendary Aurora cruiser, and dropped in to examine the Renaissance masterpieces at the Hermitage. Cool, …
globalresearch.ca/unipolar-moment-over/5680524

Pre-emptive Nuclear War: The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
The text below is Chapter III of Michel Chossudovsky book entitled: The Globalization of War. America's Long War against Humanity, Global Research Publishers, Montreal, 2015. To order the book directly from Global Research click here | This chapter provides a …
globalresearch.ca/pre-emptive-nuclear-war-role-israel-attack-iran/5677025

America's Enemies, Who's On the List?
Prof. James Petras | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
For almost 2 decades, the US pursued a list of 'enemy countries' to confront, attack, weaken & overthrow. This imperial quest to overthrow 'enemy countries' depends on two considerations: the level of priority & the degree of vulnerability for a 'regime change' operation.
globalresearch.ca/americas-enemies-whos-on-the-list/5619763

US Government, NGOs Fuel and Fund Hong Kong Anti-Extradition Protests
Alexander Rubinstein | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
Protesters in Hong Kong attempted to storm the parliament on Tuesday in opposition to an amendment to the autonomous territory's extradition law with mainland China. The protest's messaging and the groups associated with it, however, raise a number of questions …
globalresearch.ca/american-government-ngos-fuel-fund-hong-kong-anti-extradition-protests/5680581

Video: Bernie Sanders Defines His Vision for Democratic Socialism
Sen. Bernie Sanders | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
On Wednesday June 12th, 2019, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke about his views on democratic socialism and why it would be good for the USA in a speech at George Washington University in Washington, DC. | Bernie Sanders …
globalresearch.ca/bernie-sanders-defines-his-vision-democratic-socialism/5680542

Fluorinated Compounds in Popular Supermarket Foods
EWG | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
Laboratory tests conducted nearly 20 years ago that have gone largely unreported found high levels of the toxic fluorinated chemical known as PFAS a number of popular supermarket foods. | The tests were commissioned by 3M, the giant chemical company that …
globalresearch.ca/how-long-has-fda-known-about-fluorinated-compounds-food-supply/5680589

"Activities of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem": Britain Says Releasing a 1941 Document About Palestine Might 'Undermine Security'
Tom Suarez | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
A two-part archive, labeled "Activities of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem" and dated 1940-1941, sits in Britain's National Archives in Kew. This writer successfully had the first part declassified in 2014. The second part remains sealed. My 2018 attempt to …
globalresearch.ca/britain-says-releasing-1941-document-about-palestine-might-undermine-security/5680596

Video: "The 5G Rollout Is Absolutely Insane." How Wireless Technologies Affect Human Cells. Dr. Martin Pall
Dr. Martin Pall | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
During the "Health in Buildings Roundtable" sponsored by the NIH & co-organized by the US CDC and several other organizations, Dr. Martin Pall from the Washington State University (WSU) concluded that the "5G rollout is absolutely insane". | In this short …
globalresearch.ca/dr-martin-pall-5g-rollout-absolutely-insane/5680544

Campaigners Launch Legal Challenge over UK's 'Secret Trade Talks' with United States
Global Justice Now | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-14
Global Justice Now has launched a legal challenge at the Information Rights Tribunal over the Department for International Trade's failure to release details of numerous trade meetings it has held with the United States and other countries since the EU …
globalresearch.ca/campaigners-launch-legal-challenge-uks-secret-trade-talks-united-states/5680622

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

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

Pompeo Gulf of Oman Narrative Torpedoed by Vessel's Japanese Owner
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-14
The Japanese owner of the vessel maintains that there were no mines — or torpedos — involved, denying that such could have been the case because the damage to the ship was above the waterline. He went so far as to call the whole U.S.-pedaled notion of mines being responsible "false."
mintpressnews.com/pompeo-gulf-oman-narrative/259210/

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

Trump Blames Iran for the Tanker Attacks. But Let's be Skeptical of his Administration's Pro-War Bluster
Trita Parsi | commondreams.org | 2019-06-14
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the State Department briefing room on Thursday. (Photo: Win McNamee / Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/pompeo_3.jpeg
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/14/trump-blames-iran-tanker-attacks-lets-be-skeptical-his-administrations-pro-war?cd-origin=rss

Roaming Charges: In the Land of 10,000 Talkers, All With Broken Tongues
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-14
+ This seems like a big deal to me, but then I don't get out much: The world's seed-bearing plants have been disappearing at a rate of nearly three species a year since 1900. + From 2001 to 2017, the Pentagon's emissions totaled 766 million metric tons, according to a new Brown University report. That…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/14/roaming-charges-in-the-land-of-10000-talkers-all-with-broken-tongues/

2019-06-13: News Headlines

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

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

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

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

Charles P. Pierce (2019-06-13). I Don't Trust This Administration* With a Lemon Zester, Let Alone a War With Iran. commondreams.org U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks from the State Department briefing room on June 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pompeo said, "It is the assessment of the U.S. government that Iran is responsible for today's attacks in the Gulf of Oman. These attacks are a threat to international peace and security, a blatant assault on the freedom of navigation, and an unacceptable escalation of tension by Iran." (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-1155727678.jpg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

teleSUR (2019-06-13). Iranian Women Boycott Taxi App Over Hijab Dispute. telesurenglish.net An Iranian ride-hailing application is facing a major boycott campaign after one of its drivers asked a female passenger to cover her head after her hijab (headscarf) fell off while in the vehicle. | RELATED: | Prominent Anti-Iran 'Writer' Not Real Person, Mouthpiece of Shady Iranian Group | Last week, a Snapp taxi app driver asked the woman he had picked up to cover her head with her hijab after it had fallen off. The request led to an argument between the two, a…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tyler Durden (2019-06-13). 9/11 Victims Fund Bill Unanimously Passes After Jon Stewart Publicly Shames Congress. theantimedia.com (ZH) — The House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill on Wednesday which would permanently reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, one day after comedian and activist Jon Stewart tore the committee a new one on Tuesday — calling them "shameful" over the number of empty seats on the panel. "I can't help but think what an incredible metaphor this …

kathy_f (2019-06-13). What do we need to do to avoid hothouse Earth? greenleft.org.au The latest report from Melbourne-based independent think-tank Breakthrough — National Centre for Climate Restoration, Existential climate-related security risk: A scenario approach, provides graphic descriptions of what lies ahead if we do not immediately take action. | It is endorsed by retired admiral and former chief of the Australian Defence Force Chris Barrie who said in its forward, "A doomsday future is not inevitable! But without immediate drastic action our prospects are poor. We must act collectively." | Acco…

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

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

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

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

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

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

plenglish (2019-06-13). High Suicide Rate within the Colombian Army. plenglish.com Bogotá, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The greatest cause of death within the Colombian Army in recent years has not been fighting in combat, but suicide, the Senator and former presidential Candidate Gustavo Petro warned the eve.

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

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

plenglish (2019-06-13). Israeli Aviation Bombs Gaza Strip. plenglish.com Ramallah, Jun 13 ( Prensa Latina) Israeli warplanes have bombed agricultural areas in the north and south of the blocked Gaza Strip causing damage, but no human injuries, local authorities said.

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

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

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

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

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

South Front (2019-06-13). Video: Israeli Military Continues Strikes on Syria. globalresearch.ca During the night of June 12, warplanes of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched a barrage of missiles at targets near Tell al-Hara in southern Syria. According to the Syrian state media, the IDF employed electronic warfare measures to suppress …

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

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

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

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

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Condemns Ongoing Attacks Against Peaceful Protesters in Sudan
commondreams.org | 2019-06-13
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I Don't Trust This Administration* With a Lemon Zester, Let Alone a War With Iran
Charles P. Pierce | commondreams.org | 2019-06-13
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks from the State Department briefing room on June 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pompeo said, "It is the assessment of the U.S. government that Iran is responsible for today's attacks in the Gulf of Oman. These attacks are a threat to international peace and security, a blatant assault on the freedom of navigation, and an unacceptable escalation of tension by Iran." (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gettyimages-1155727678.jpg
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UK police seek to prosecute 1,130 Extinction Rebellion climate change protestors
wsws.org | 2019-06-13
The moves against peaceful climate protesters are aimed at criminalizing political dissent.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/13/clim-j13.html

Two Iraqi Peace Activists Confront a Trumpian World
Laura Gottesdiener | commondreams.org | 2019-06-13
"In 2003, it was Iraq. In 2019, it's Iran." (Photo: Thiago Santos/cc/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/notowar.jpeg
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/13/two-iraqi-peace-activists-confront-trumpian-world?cd-origin=rss

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

Despite Police Crackdown, Historic Hong Kong Protests Against New Extradition Law Continue
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-13
Authorities in Hong Kong have shut down government offices and postponed debate in the Legislative Council, one day after riot police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray at tens of thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets to protest a bill that would allow the extradition of Hong Kong residents to mainland China. On Wednesday, demonstrators attempted to storm the Legislative Council Building, where lawmakers are debating the extradition bill. Human Rights Watch criticized Hong Kong authorities for using what it described as "excessive force" to suppress peaceful demonstrations. Protesters de…
www.democracynow.org/2019/6/13/despite_police_crackdown_historic_hong_kong

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

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

Nicaragua Honors Police Killed During US-backed Protests
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-13
The National Police of Nicaragua's Sandinista government held a ceremony Wednesday to honor the 22 police officers killed by right-wing protesters during the failed coup d'etat against President Daniel Ortega one year ago. Activists also paid tribute to two Sandinista supporters who were murdered during the same period. | RELATED: | Nicaragua Approves Amnesty Law To Bring Peace | The ceremony was held in the nation's capital of Managua by senior National Police members and attended by the frie…
telesurenglish.net/news/Nicaragua-Honors-Police-Killed-During-US-backed-Protests–20190613-0007.html

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

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

UK police seek to prosecute 1,130 Extinction Rebellion climate change protestors
wsws.org | 2019-06-13
The moves against peaceful climate protesters are aimed at criminalizing political dissent.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/13/clim-j13.html

Warnings of Effort to 'Maneuver the US Into a War' as Trump Officials Rush to Blame Iran for Attacks on Gulf Tankers
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-13
"These attacks are yet another warning sign that Trump and his team are leaning into a disastrous war in the Middle East." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/tanker_0.jpg
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Iranian President Blames U.S. for Middle East Tensions
plenglish.com | 2019-06-13
Tehran, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani this Thursday blamed the United States for causing all the tensions in the Middle East with its economic war against the Islamic Republic.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43192&SEO=iranian-president-blames-u.s.-for-middle-east-tensions

Neither US nor Iran are ready for making a deal – Trump
rt.com | 2019-06-13
US President Donald Trump has said that he believes it is "too soon to even think about" entering into any deal with Iran after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran.. | …
rt.com/usa/461809-us-iran-trump-ready-deal/

Iranian President Blames U.S. for Middle East Tensions
plenglish.com | 2019-06-13
Tehran, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani this Thursday blamed the United States for causing all the tensions in the Middle East with its economic war against the Islamic Republic.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43192&SEO=iranian-president-blames-u.s.-for-middle-east-tensions

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

Congress Denounces 'Emergency' $8 Billion Weapons Deal With Saudi Arabia

'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies as Mike Pompeo Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without Single Shred of Evidence
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-13
"Secretary Pompeo gives zero proof but insists that Iran is responsible for ship attacks in Gulf of Oman. Lies, lies, and more lies to make a case for war." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/mike_pompeo_2.jpg
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Iranian Women Boycott Taxi App Over Hijab Dispute
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-13
An Iranian ride-hailing application is facing a major boycott campaign after one of its drivers asked a female passenger to cover her head after her hijab (headscarf) fell off while in the vehicle. | RELATED: | Prominent Anti-Iran 'Writer' Not Real Person, Mouthpiece of Shady Iranian Group | Last week, a Snapp taxi app driver asked the woman he had picked up to cover her head with her hijab after it had fallen off. The request led to an argument between the two, a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iranian-Women-Boycott-Taxi-App-Over-Hijab-Dispute-20190613-0008.html

Iranian Rescuers Evacuate Tankers at Oman Sea
plenglish.com | 2019-06-13
Tehran, Jun 13 ( Prensa Latina) Iranian aid workers have helped Thursday the crews of two oil tankers damaged by explosions while sailing the Oman Sea.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43207&SEO=iranian-rescuers-evacuate-tankers-at-oman-sea

Trump Dismisses Dialogue with Iran in Current Context
plenglish.com | 2019-06-13
Washington, June 13 (Prensa Latina) US President Donald Trump said today it is too early to dialogue with Iran, amid the current context of growing tensions between the two countries.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43241&SEO=trump-dismisses-dialogue-with-iran-in-current-context

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

US Blames Iran for Tanker Attacks, Says Tehran "Trying to Interrupt Flow of Oil"

Pete Buttigieg's Comprehensive Foreign-Policy Vision
James Carden | thenation.com | 2019-06-13
Pete Buttigieg's Comprehensive Foreign-Policy Vision…
thenation.com/article/pete-buttigieg-foreign-policy-speech-iran-venezuela/

Convenient "Tanker Attacks" as US Seeks War with Iran
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-13
globalresearch.ca/convenient-tanker-attacks-as-us-seeks-war-with-iran/5680510

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

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

New Zealand protest opposes persecution of Julian Assange and Australian journalists
wsws.org | 2019-06-13
Tom Peters of the Socialist Equality Group warned that press freedom and democratic rights are "not compatible with endless war and endless attacks on living standards."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/13/asnz-j13.html

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

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

Brexit Trade Delusions Show Why Britain Needs to Confront Its History of Empire
Rahul Verma | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-13
On 7 December, 2016, nearly six months after the referendum, Prime Minister Theresa May gave a speech to the Gulf Cooperation Council in Bahrain. She said: | "As Britain leaves the European Union so we intend to take a leap forward, | …
globalresearch.ca/brexit-trade-delusions-show-why-britain-needs-confront-history-empire/5680474

Los Angeles schools superintendent warns of "reckoning" after failure of property tax measure
wsws.org | 2019-06-13
In an effort to justify its shutdown of the LA teacher strike in January, the unions told educators to look to the Democratic Party-backed tax measure to increase school funding.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/13/laus-j13.html

The Youth Climate Movement Is Just Getting Started
Angely Mercado | thenation.com | 2019-06-13
The Youth Climate Movement Is Just Getting Started…
thenation.com/article/the-youth-climate-movement-is-just-getting-started-global-warming-fridays-for-future/

5G Danger: 13 Reasons 5G Wireless Technology Will Be a Catastrophe for Humanity
Makia Freeman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-13
The 5G danger can't be overstated. | 5G (5th Generation) is now being actively rolled out in many cities around the world. Simultaneously, as awareness over its horrific health and privacy impacts is rising, many places are issuing moratoriums on it …
globalresearch.ca/5g-danger-13-reasons-5g-wireless-technology-will-be-a-catastrophe-for-humanity/5680503

Mistrial in case against "No More Deaths" volunteer charged with aiding immigrants
wsws.org | 2019-06-13
Scott Warren was arrested for providing food, water and shelter to two undocumented immigrants.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/13/warr-j13.html

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

California Juneteenth National Freedom Day
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2019-06-13
West Steps, California State Capitol | California State Capitol Civil War Memorial Grove…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/12/18823913.php

Please Let NATO Disappear. What They Have Done to My Country? Unspoken Cancer Epidemic in Serbia
Prof. Dr. Danica Grujicic | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-13
Please let NATO disappear, is the wish of neurosurgeon and chairman of the Serbian Cancer Society Dr. Danica Grujicic | What have they done to my country? | Who has to decide that I may have to die? | The war itself is …
globalresearch.ca/please-let-nato-disappear-what-they-have-done-to-my-country-unspoken-cancer-epidemic-in-serbia/5680499

Los Angeles schools superintendent warns of "reckoning" after failure of property tax measure
wsws.org | 2019-06-13
In an effort to justify its shutdown of the LA teacher strike in January, the unions told educators to look to the Democratic Party-backed tax measure to increase school funding.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/13/laus-j13.html

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

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

No More Deaths: Mistrial Declared After Jury Refuses to Convict Scott Warren for Aiding Migrants
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-13
In Tucson, Arizona, a jury has refused to convict humanitarian activist Scott Warren, who faced up to 20 years in prison for providing water, food, clean clothes and beds to two undocumented migrants crossing the Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona. Warren's trial ended Tuesday in a mistrial after a deadlocked jury was unable to deliver a verdict. Eight jurors thought Warren was not guilty; four thought he was guilty. A status hearing is scheduled for July 2. Prosecutors have declined to comment on whether they would seek a retrial against Warren. We speak with Ryan Devereaux, a staff reporter at The Intercept who…
www.democracynow.org/2019/6/13/no_more_deaths_mistrial_declared_after

Thursday's Daily Brief: Albinism, displacement in Central America, family-friendly nations, updates on the Gulf and Darfur
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-13
This Thursday, top stories includes: International Albinism Awareness Day; the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, appealing for regional talks on Central America forced displacement; updates on the latest attack on oil tankers in the Gulf and on recent clashes in Darfur; and a new report by UNICEF on the best and worst "family-friendly" nations.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1040451

Colombian Senator Rejects Rude Imperial Policy Toward Cuba
plenglish.com | 2019-06-13
Bogota, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) The policy of the US government of Donald Trump with Cuba is marked by rude interventionism and contempt for international law, denounced Colombian Senator Ivan Cepeda on Thursday in this capital.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43237&SEO=colombian-senator-rejects-rude-imperial-policy-toward-cuba

US to Jail 1,400 Immigrant Children at WWII Japanese Internment Site
Eric London | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-13
The Pentagon announced yesterday that the Trump administration will detain 1,400 immigrant children at the site of a World War II-era Japanese internment camp, Fort Sill Army Base in Lawton, Oklahoma. | The decision, announced Tuesday as Trump denounced immigrants and …
globalresearch.ca/us-jail-1400-immigrant-children-wwii-japanese-internment-site/5680478

Comienza el juicio para Scott Warren, que se enfrenta a 20 años por ayudar a los migrantes que cruzan el desierto
Amy Liu | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-13
°Exigimos que se retiren todos los cargos de inmediato!
liberationnews.org/comienza-el-juicio-para-scott-warren-que-se-enfrenta-a-20-anos-por-ayudar-a-los-migrantes-que-cruzan-el-desierto/

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

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

US Wipes Out Entire Afghan Security Forces Unit in Second Major Friendly Fire Incident

Selected Articles: Towards "NATO-Exit"? Shift in the Structure of Military Coalitions
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-13
Our objective at Global Research is to recruit one thousand committed "volunteers" among our more than 50,000 Newsletter subscribers to support the distribution of Global Research articles (email lists, social media, crossposts). | Do not send us money. Under Plan A…
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-towards-nato-exit-shift-in-the-structure-of-military-coalitions/5680489

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

2019-06-12: News Headlines

Charles Pierson (2019-06-12). How Not to Honor Jamal Khashoggi. counterpunch.org After the Saudis murdered dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their consulate in Istanbul, the Trump Administration swung into action—and approved permits to transfer US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. We learned this from Senator Tim Kaine on June 4. Senator Kaine, Hillary Clinton's 2016 running mate, represents Virginia where Khasshogi was a permanent resident. More

WSWS (2019-06-12). Burma's Suu Kyi joins Hungary's Orbán in promoting anti-Muslim chauvinism. wsws.org Aung San Suu Kyi's meeting with Hungary's far-right leader Viktor Orbán is an indictment of all those who promoted Suu Kyi as a defender of democratic rights.

Staff (2019-06-12). Straight People Should Be Glad They Don't Need a Parade. truthdig.com Some brave hetero activists are attempting to organize a "Straight Pride Parade" in Boston. | Oh just kidding — did I say brave activists? I meant people with neo-Nazi ties. That's right: According to ThinkProgress, the organizers of the "straight pride parade" have ties to numerous far-right groups, and have often embraced violent language on…

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Arreaza Slams Bolton as "Man Stuck in the Anachronic Cold War'. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza took to Twitter on Tuesday to respond to U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton's recent comments about the Bolivarian Republic, Cuba, and Nicaragua. | RELATED: | 38 Accused of Assassination Attempt on President Maduro | "We reject @AmbJohnBoltons absurd, false, malicious & perverse statements today on Venezuela. It's no surprise that he has failed in every step he's taken. He completely ignores the country's reality. A man stuck in the an…

WSWS (2019-06-12). At least 95 killed in massacre at Sobane Kou village in Mali. wsws.org This is the latest in a series of massacres amid growing ethnic conflicts in Mali provoked by the French and German occupation of the country.

Glen Ford (2019-06-12). The U.S. Has Been Eclipsed in Every Sphere but War. China's Competitive Edge. globalresearch.ca US rulers promised that technology would bring the return of the millions of jobs that were outsourced to low-wage countries, but America has lost the hi-tech race and excels only in weapons of war. | "The early U.S. global hi-tech …

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Chaos Hits Hong Kong as Protesters Turn to Violence. telesurenglish.net The Hong Kong police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at the demonstrators on Wednesday after the latter protested the latest extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial. | RELATED: | Hong Kong: 'Occupy' Leaders Plead Not Guilty to Nuisance Charge | Tens of thousands of protesters had gathered peacefully in the Chinese-ruled city before tempers flared and demonstration turned to chaos, some charging police with umbrellas. Police warned th…

WSWS (2019-06-12). Famed film actress Lillian Gish's name removed from Bowling Green State University theater: The issues raised. wsws.org The Ohio university's cowardly decision is a capitulation to the worst sort of ahistorical moralizing and the current obsession with race and gender politics within the affluent middle class.

Sheila Fitzpatrick (2019-06-12). Vasily Grossman in War and Peace. thenation.com Vasily Grossman in War and Peace…

WSWS (2019-06-12). Australian journalist calls on colleagues to defend Assange. wsws.org Andrew Fowler warned: "If Assange is left to swing in the breeze, it will be an open invitation for any journalist, anywhere in the world, to be extradited to the US."

Martha Grevatt (2019-06-12). U.S. drags Mexican gov't into war on migrants. workers.org President Donald Trump announced May 30 the imposition of tariffs on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, if Mexico did not agree to take strong measures against refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. Then on June 7, he suspended the tariffs, but only after Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador . . . | Continue reading U.S. drags Mexican gov't into war on migrants at Workers.org

WSWS (2019-06-12). Sri Lankan workers need a socialist program to defeat Colombo's police-state preparations. wsws.org All factions of the warring Sri Lankan bourgeoisie are united in the use of communalism to divide the working class and in moves towards police-state rule.

Ryan Devereaux (2019-06-12). Felony Trial of No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren Ends in Mistrial. theintercept.com Twelve jurors walked into the federal courthouse in Tucson Tuesday afternoon with a problem. Two weeks after the U.S. government began to argue its case in the prosecution of Scott Warren, a border-based humanitarian aid volunteer accused of two counts of felony harboring and one count of conspiracy, the jurors could not come to a unanimous decision as to whether he was innocent or guilty. | The previous afternoon, the jurors had sent a letter to district judge Raner Collins, informing him that they were deadlocked. Collins ordered them to go back and try again. By Tuesday, they were still stuck. Eight jurors bel…

WSWS (2019-06-12). Democratic candidates demand the US prepare to fight the "wars of the future" wsws.org As former Vice President Joe Biden called for a "united front" against the "threat" of China, Pete Buttigieg declared that "our military capabilities exist for a reason… we stand ready to use force."

David Howard (2019-06-12). Alameda Photographer Offering Signed Color Print in Return for Donation to End Gun Violence. indybay.org Alameda photographer David Howard offering a free, signed, color photo of his Steep Ravine Cascade #12, on exhibit through the summer in Surface Tension at Frank Bette Center for the Arts, in return for a $50 or more donation to #EndGunViolence…

Tony Cartalucci (2019-06-12). The Last Bastion of Al Qaeda in Syria: US Propaganda Blitz Ahead of Idlib's Liberation. globalresearch.ca A concerted effort is being made to once again flood Western headlines with now familiar and long-since discredited war propaganda as Syrian forces and their Russian and Iranian allies move in on Idlib in northern Syria to liberate it from …

teleSUR (2019-06-12). Israel Bombs Syrian Army in Southern Syria. telesurenglish.net The Israeli forces carried out a new attack against the Syrian military in southern Syria last night, state-owned SANA reported. | RELATED: | Moscow Responds to Trump: Strikes in Syria Target 'Terrorists' | The SANA report claimed that the Israeli forces fired several missiles towards the town of Tal Al-Harra in Syria's Daraa province. | The Syrian military reportedly intercepted several Israeli projectiles as they attempted to hit their bases in Tal Al-Harra last night, SANA add…

Liberation Staff (2019-06-12). Estados Unidos infringe el derecho internacional al tomar posesión de la Embajada de Venezuela y arrestar a los huéspedes. liberationnews.org El 16 de mayo, el gobierno de los Estados Unidos cometió una grave violación del derecho internacional que apenas se informó en los principales medios de comunicación.

Elijah J. Magnier (2019-06-12). A Russian-American-Israeli Meeting of National Security Advisors in Jerusalem: Syria and Iran on the Table. globalresearch.ca This month of June, the National Security Advisors of Russia, the US, and Israel, Nikolay Patrushev, John Bolton and Meir Ben-Shabbat, respectively, are expected to meet in Jerusalem to talk about Iran and Syria and what Israel considers the …

Manlio Dinucci (2019-06-12). Russia-China: The Summit Which the Media Ignored. globalresearch.ca On 5 June, the media projectors zeroed in on President Trump and the European leaders of NATO, who, for the anniversary of D-Day, auto-celebrated in Portsmouth "peace, freedom and democracy in Europe," vowing to "defend them at any time, wherever …

KP (2019-06-12). Four Elders Arrested at Gate as TreeSit Goes Up in Mattole. indybay.org Four Petrolia residents arrested blockading logging gate — average age 75 — as a protester climbs old growth tree in controversial Mattole logging operation in the pre-dawn hours Monday, June 10. Forest Defenders are occupying the forests and preparing for upcoming action camp. Meanwhile, the Lost Coast League is renewing their challenge to Humboldt Redwood Co.'s "sustainable" label.

George Ochenski (2019-06-12). Politicians Should be Doing the Jobs They Have, Not Campaigning for the Jobs They Want. counterpunch.org The 2020 elections are almost a year and half away, yet Montana's politicians elected to statewide positions are now concentrating not on the jobs they were elected and paid well to do, but on campaigning for their next job. Montanans are fully justified in asking why, since they all stressed how much they wanted to More

Dan Corjescu (2019-06-12). A Green Global Party? counterpunch.org Following the lead of the late Ulrich Beck in works such as Risk Society and Power in the Modern Age the time has now come to ask ourselves whether or not the Green party is already or is about to become a global political party. First a little background in theory. Beck was, of course, famous for introducing the More

Susan Babbitt (2019-06-12). What Everyone Knows About D-Day. counterpunch.org Four days of coverage of D-Day on CBC radio and no one explains "free world". After seventy-five years, everyone knows what it is.Evolutionary biologist Steven Jay Gould said nothing is as dangerous as what "everyone knows" but no one remembers the arguments for. Che Guevara called out the US president, at an economics conference, for what "everyone knows" democracy is.[1] Guevara said the conference was political, not about economics. JFK made no arguments. More

Dean Baker (2019-06-12). Corporate Debt and the Great Recession: the Press Still Doesn't Get It. counterpunch.org The Washington Post had another column telling us about the run up in corporate debt and how this is going to be 2008 all over again. This is a popular one with the media. William Cohan has a regular feature in the New York Times telling us how a collapse of the debt bubble is More

Binoy Kampmark (2019-06-12). The Danish Elections: Social Democracy with an Inhumane Face. counterpunch.org The great centrist European tradition of social democracy has been receiving a rattle for the last few decades. The European Parliament elections were a reminder how much their appeal has diminished. In Denmark, by way of contrast, they have established something of a bridgehead, defeating the centre-right coalition led by the Venstre party's Lars Là∏kke More

Jacob Hornberger (2019-06-12). More US Dictatorship Against Cuba. counterpunch.org Lamenting dictatorship in Cuba, the U.S. government has decided to tighten restrictions on the freedom of Americans to travel to Cuba. Never mind that the restrictions were not enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Trump. When it comes to fighting totalitarian dictatorship, the reasoning goes, it's necessary to adopt dictatorial policies here More

Kerron àì Luain (2019-06-12). The Irish Language and Marxist Materialism. counterpunch.org "The night of the sword and bullet was followed by the morning of the chalk and the blackboard. The physical violence of the battlefield was followed by the psychological violence of the classroom. But where the former was visibly brutal, the latter was visibly gentle" The above, written by renowned Kenyan thinker Ng≈©gƒ© wa Thiong'o, More

David Bromwich (2019-06-12). Will the World End in Nuclear—or Climate—Catastrophe? thenation.com Will the World End in Nuclear—or Climate—Catastrophe?

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-12). Japan's Prime Minister Abe Is Trump's Informal Ambassador to Iran, but He Wants More Than to Mediate. globalresearch.ca Japanese Prime Minister Abe is functioning as Trump's informal ambassador to Iran during his two day trip to the Islamic Republic, though he has much greater strategic interests in mind than just being the US President's proxy such as expanding …

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-12). India Now Supports Israel at the UN against Palestine. Are They Allies? globalresearch.ca India broke with decades of its post-independence political traditions by unprecedentedly supporting "Israel" at the UN and voting against granting consultative status to a Palestinian NGO that allegedly has ties with Hamas, therefore formally allying with the self-professed "Jewish State" …

Robert Reich (2019-06-12). Video: The Seven Biggest Failures of Trumponomics. globalresearch.ca Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress keep crowing about the economy, when in reality Trumponomics has been a disaster. Here are its 7 biggest failures: | 1. Trump promised to bring down America's trade deficit " as fast as possible."…

Hans Stehling (2019-06-12). Toxic Air Leads to Premature Death in New York, Paris, London, Beijing, Berlin and Moscow. globalresearch.ca There is today a major health crisis due to toxic air pollution exposure in every city in Europe, America, China and around the world. | Whilst there is now some regulation that has recently been introduced to control toxic exhaust emissions…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-12). Envoy: Sudan transition talks to resume. cgtn.com Special envoy Mahmoud Dirir says Sudan's military and opposition groups have agreed to resume talks on the formation of a transitional council. The announcement comes as opposition members made the decision to suspend the campaign of civil disobedience and strikes. | Sudanese protesters gesture and chant slogans at a barricade along a street, demanding that the country's Transitional Military Council hand over power to civilians, in Khartoum, Sudan June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer | The latest developments are the first positive steps since talks between the two sides collapsed following the violent breakup of a pr…

Colin Benjamin (2019-06-12). Coalition Of Activists Demand "Justice for Chanel" Lewis Who Was Railroaded By Racist Legal System. blackstarnews.com Activists from Color Of Change and VOCAL-NY rally outside Queens Borough Hall in support of Chanel Lewis… | On Tuesday, a coalition of activists rallied outside New York City's Queens Borough Hall to demand justice for Chanel Lewis by delivering over 30,000 petitions from concerned citizens who agree Lewis' murder conviction was a legal travesty. | Lewis, 22, was convicted on April 1 of the murder of 30-year-old Karina Vetrano, who was killed on August 2, 2016, while jogging in Queens, New York. He was then sentenced to life on April 23. | But Lewis' troubling arrest—and obviously coerced confession[mdash…

Joe Piette (2019-06-12). Ramona Africa honored. workers.org Ramona Africa & Eleanor Johnson Friends, family and political activists held a "Birthday Celebration of Life" for Ramona Africa in Philadelphia on June 8. Africa is the only adult survivor of the horrendous May 13, 1985, bombing of the communal MOVE home by city officials. The bomb killed six adults . . . | Continue reading Ramona Africa honored at Workers.org

plenglish (2019-06-12). Venezuela Strengthens Exchange Mechanisms with West Africa. plenglish.com 12 de junio de 2019, 10: 14Caracas, June 12 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government is strengthening its exchange mechanisms with West Africa with the tour of Aristobulo Isturiz, Venezuelan Vice President for Social and Territorial Development.

CGTN Africa (2019-06-12). European Investment Bank launches effort to help Kenya's smallholders. cgtn.com European Investment Bank (EIB) on Wednesday launched a 5.7 billion shillings (57 million U.S. dollars) program to help boost economic opportunities for thousands of smallholders across Kenya. | Catherine Collin, European Investment Bank regional representative for East Africa said the Kenya Agriculture Value Chain Facility will seek to transform long-term investments in agriculture in Africa. | "Working with Equity Bank across country, the new Kenya Agriculture Value Chain Facility will help agriculture companies to modernize and harness the full economic, employment and export potential of agriculture as well…

Tes Welborn (2019-06-12). Market-based Neoliberalism works for Billionaires – How about the rest of us? indybay.org Park Branch Library, 1833 Page near Cole, San Francisco…

Staff (2019-06-12). It Could Take 2,800 Years to Clean Alberta's Old Oil and Gas Wells. therealnews.com To speed the clean up process, regulators would have to mandate a stricter schedule—but that could cost tens of billions of dollars, much of it coming from taxpayers, says Regan Boychuk, oil sands expert and Reclaim Alberta co-founder…

Staff (2019-06-12). The Lula Conviction Was a Gigantic Legal Farce. truthdig.com The Intercept's revelation that the Operation Car Wash team sabotaged the 2018 presidential elections shows what everyone already knew but couldn't prove concretely: that the Lula conviction was a gigantic legal farce. | In any nation that was even minimally civilized the case against Lula, as well as a good part of Operation Car Wash in general, would have been dismissed a long time ago due to the glaring disregard of the right of innocent until proven guilty and due process. | Related Articles: …

plenglish (2019-06-12). Supreme Court Postpones Analysis of Lula's Freedom Request. plenglish.com 12 de junio de 2019, 10: 07Brasilia, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Supreme Court (STF) of Brazil has postponed until June 25 the analysis of the request for freedom of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is currently serving 431 days in prison for alleged acts of corruption.

Staff (2019-06-12). Leaked Messages Confirm: Imprisonment of Brazil's Lula da Silva was Politically Motivated. therealnews.com The website The Intercept received a massive archive of communications between prosecutors and judges, involving Brazil's corruption cases. Initial analysis reveals that former president Lula da Silva's prosecution and conviction were politically motivated. Mike Fox discusses the ramifications…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-12). Kenya's Strathmore University beats Harvard in WTO competition. cgtn.com A team of three students from Strathmore University defeated Harvard Law School in the final of a global law school competition held in Geneva, Switzerland. | Strathmore University trio beats Harvard in global law school competition. | Mishael Wambua, Kandalla Maleehah, and Catherine Penda became the first African team to win the John H. Jackson Moot Court on World Trade Organization (WTO) Law Competition. | They also beat teams from Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Lesotho, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Uganda to represent African at the competition's seventeenth edition. | During the competition, part…

WSWS (2019-06-12). Russian journalist Ivan Golunov released after campaign against his arrest. wsws.org While supporting the US-led persecution of Julian Assange, Western media and politicians, as part of their campaign for regime change in Moscow, decried the arrest of Golunov.

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-12). Mohamed Salah links up with Egypt squad ahead of AFCON 2019. cgtn.com Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah has finally joined The Pharaos for training ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. | The Liverpool FC forward was given a longer rest period after his side's exploits in the just ended season, which saw them lift a sixth Champions League title. | The 26-year-old joined the Egyptian team on Wednesday, one week after the team begun ioyts pre-AFCON preparations. | The Pharaohs are scheduled to play two friendly games before their AFCON campaign begins. | Salah will however not participate in the first friendly match against Tanzania on Thursday, though he is expected to get…

Miko Peled (2019-06-12). US Ambassador Quietly Delivers West Bank to Israel in NY Times Interview. mintpressnews.com If one accepts the legitimacy of the Zionist state then one might as well accept Ambassador Friedman's statement and Israeli sovereignty over all of Palestine.

CGTN Africa (2019-06-12). Nigeria elects new parliament speaker. cgtn.com Congressman Femi Gbajabiamila of Nigeria's governing All Progressives Congress (APC) party on Tuesday emerged as the country's new Speaker of the House of Representatives when the 9th National Assembly was inaugurated in the capital Abuja. | Congressman Femi Gbajabiamila (Getty Images) | Gbajabiamila, 56, representing the southwestern state of Lagos, was the favored candidate of the Nigerian ruling party for the House leadership. | The former majority leader of the 8th National Assembly, which was dissolved Thursday, emerged through an election to lead the lower chamber of the Nigerian bi-cameral legislature. | T…

WSWS (2019-06-11). US Secretary of State Pompeo threatens "push-back" to prevent a Corbyn Labour government. wsws.org Moves to remove Corbyn from the political scene before he is ever allowed to take power are being actively discussed.

teleSUR (2019-06-11). US Plans in Venezuela Have Failed: Cuban President. telesurenglish.net The U.S. administration's plan to overthrow the legitimate government of Venezuela has failed once again, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel tweeted on Monday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Beats US Football team 3-0 Prior to Copa America 2019 | "The US government has failed in its purpose to defeat the Bolivarian Revolution #HandsOffVenezuela #SomosCuba #SomosContinuidad Mike Pompeo puts opposition in crisis and dismantles Plan Guaidó," the Cuban President tweeted. | At the same ti…

2019-06-12: Social Media Postees

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Burma's Suu Kyi joins Hungary's Orbán in promoting anti-Muslim chauvinism
wsws.org | 2019-06-12
Aung San Suu Kyi's meeting with Hungary's far-right leader Viktor Orbán is an indictment of all those who promoted Suu Kyi as a defender of democratic rights.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/12/pers-j12.html

Straight People Should Be Glad They Don't Need a Parade
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-12
Some brave hetero activists are attempting to organize a "Straight Pride Parade" in Boston. | Oh just kidding — did I say brave activists? I meant people with neo-Nazi ties. That's right: According to ThinkProgress, the organizers of the "straight pride parade" have ties to numerous far-right groups, and have often embraced violent language on…
truthdig.com/articles/straight-people-should-be-glad-they-dont-need-a-parade/

Arreaza Slams Bolton as "Man Stuck in the Anachronic Cold War'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-12
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza took to Twitter on Tuesday to respond to U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton's recent comments about the Bolivarian Republic, Cuba, and Nicaragua. | RELATED: | 38 Accused of Assassination Attempt on President Maduro | "We reject @AmbJohnBoltons absurd, false, malicious & perverse statements today on Venezuela. It's no surprise that he has failed in every step he's taken. He completely ignores the country's reality. A man stuck in the an…
telesurenglish.net/news/Arreaza-Slams-Bolton-as-Man-Stuck-in-the-Anachronic-Cold-War-20190612-0004.html

At least 95 killed in massacre at Sobane Kou village in Mali
wsws.org | 2019-06-12
This is the latest in a series of massacres amid growing ethnic conflicts in Mali provoked by the French and German occupation of the country.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/12/mali-j12.html

How Not to Honor Jamal Khashoggi
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
After the Saudis murdered dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their consulate in Istanbul, the Trump Administration swung into action–and approved permits to transfer US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. We learned this from Senator Tim Kaine on June 4. Senator Kaine, Hillary Clinton's 2016 running mate, represents Virginia where Khasshogi was a permanent resident.
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/how-not-to-honor-jamal-khashoggi/

Democratic candidates demand the US prepare to fight the "wars of the future"
wsws.org | 2019-06-12
As former Vice President Joe Biden called for a "united front" against the "threat" of China, Pete Buttigieg declared that "our military capabilities exist for a reason… we stand ready to use force."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/12/bide-j12.html

Chaos Hits Hong Kong as Protesters Turn to Violence
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-12
The Hong Kong police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at the demonstrators on Wednesday after the latter protested the latest extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial. | RELATED: | Hong Kong: 'Occupy' Leaders Plead Not Guilty to Nuisance Charge | Tens of thousands of protesters had gathered peacefully in the Chinese-ruled city before tempers flared and demonstration turned to chaos, some charging police with umbrellas. Police warned th…
telesurenglish.net/news/Chaos-Hits-Hong-Kong-as-Protesters-Turn-to-Violence-20190612-0003.html

Felony Trial of No More Deaths Volunteer Scott Warren Ends in Mistrial
Ryan Devereaux | theintercept.com | 2019-06-12
Twelve jurors walked into the federal courthouse in Tucson Tuesday afternoon with a problem. Two weeks after the U.S. government began to argue its case in the prosecution of Scott Warren, a border-based humanitarian aid volunteer accused of two counts of felony harboring and one count of conspiracy, the jurors could not come to a unanimous decision as to whether he was innocent or guilty. | The previous afternoon, the jurors had sent a letter to district judge Raner Collins, informing him that they were deadlocked. Collins ordered them to go back and try again. By Tuesday, they were still stuck. Eight jurors bel…
theintercept.com/2019/06/12/felony-trial-of-no-more-deaths-volunteer-scott-warren-ends-in-mistrial/

Vasily Grossman in War and Peace
Sheila Fitzpatrick | thenation.com | 2019-06-12
Vasily Grossman in War and Peace…
thenation.com/article/vasily-grossman-and-the-soviet-century-alexandra-popoff-book-review/

U.S. drags Mexican gov't into war on migrants
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2019-06-12
President Donald Trump announced May 30 the imposition of tariffs on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, if Mexico did not agree to take strong measures against refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. Then on June 7, he suspended the tariffs, but only after Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador . . . | Continue reading U.S. drags Mexican gov't into war on migrants at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/06/11/u-s-drags-mexican-govt-into-war-on-migrants/

Australian journalist calls on colleagues to defend Assange
wsws.org | 2019-06-12
Andrew Fowler warned: "If Assange is left to swing in the breeze, it will be an open invitation for any journalist, anywhere in the world, to be extradited to the US."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/12/assa-j12.html

Famed film actress Lillian Gish's name removed from Bowling Green State University theater: The issues raised
wsws.org | 2019-06-12
The Ohio university's cowardly decision is a capitulation to the worst sort of ahistorical moralizing and the current obsession with race and gender politics within the affluent middle class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/12/gish-j12.html

The Last Bastion of Al Qaeda in Syria: US Propaganda Blitz Ahead of Idlib's Liberation
Tony Cartalucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
A concerted effort is being made to once again flood Western headlines with now familiar and long-since discredited war propaganda as Syrian forces and their Russian and Iranian allies move in on Idlib in northern Syria to liberate it from …
globalresearch.ca/us-propaganda-blitz-ahead-idlibs-liberation/5680373

Mohamed Salah links up with Egypt squad ahead of AFCON 2019
Jerry Omondi | cgtn.com | 2019-06-12
Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah has finally joined The Pharaos for training ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. | The Liverpool FC forward was given a longer rest period after his side's exploits in the just ended season, which saw them lift a sixth Champions League title. | The 26-year-old joined the Egyptian team on Wednesday, one week after the team begun ioyts pre-AFCON preparations. | The Pharaohs are scheduled to play two friendly games before their AFCON campaign begins. | Salah will however not participate in the first friendly match against Tanzania on Thursday, though he is expected to get…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/12/mohamed-salah-links-up-with-egypt-squad-ahead-of-afcon-2019/

Sri Lankan workers need a socialist program to defeat Colombo's police-state preparations
wsws.org | 2019-06-12
All factions of the warring Sri Lankan bourgeoisie are united in the use of communalism to divide the working class and in moves towards police-state rule.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/12/seps-j12.html

The U.S. Has Been Eclipsed in Every Sphere but War. China's Competitive Edge
Glen Ford | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
US rulers promised that technology would bring the return of the millions of jobs that were outsourced to low-wage countries, but America has lost the hi-tech race and excels only in weapons of war. | "The early U.S. global hi-tech …
globalresearch.ca/the-u-s-has-been-eclipsed-in-every-sphere-but-war-chinas-competitive-edge/5680343

Alameda Photographer Offering Signed Color Print in Return for Donation to End Gun Violence
David Howard | indybay.org | 2019-06-12
Alameda photographer David Howard offering a free, signed, color photo of his Steep Ravine Cascade #12, on exhibit through the summer in Surface Tension at Frank Bette Center for the Arts, in return for a $50 or more donation to #EndGunViolence…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/09/18823811.php

Israel Bombs Syrian Army in Southern Syria
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-12
The Israeli forces carried out a new attack against the Syrian military in southern Syria last night, state-owned SANA reported. | RELATED: | Moscow Responds to Trump: Strikes in Syria Target 'Terrorists' | The SANA report claimed that the Israeli forces fired several missiles towards the town of Tal Al-Harra in Syria's Daraa province. | The Syrian military reportedly intercepted several Israeli projectiles as they attempted to hit their bases in Tal Al-Harra last night, SANA add…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israel-Bombs-Syrian-Army-in-Southern-Syria-20190612-0002.html

Estados Unidos infringe el derecho internacional al tomar posesión de la Embajada de Venezuela y arrestar a los huéspedes
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-12
El 16 de mayo, el gobierno de los Estados Unidos cometió una grave violación del derecho internacional que apenas se informó en los principales medios de comunicación.
liberationnews.org/estados-unidos-infringe-el-derecho-internacional-al-tomar-posesion-de-la-embajada-de-venezuela-y-arrestar-a-los-huespedes/

A Russian-American-Israeli Meeting of National Security Advisors in Jerusalem: Syria and Iran on the Table
Elijah J. Magnier | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
This month of June, the National Security Advisors of Russia, the US, and Israel, Nikolay Patrushev, John Bolton and Meir Ben-Shabbat, respectively, are expected to meet in Jerusalem to talk about Iran and Syria and what Israel considers the …
globalresearch.ca/russian-american-israeli-meeting-jerusalem-syria-iran-table/5680395

Russia-China: The Summit Which the Media Ignored
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
On 5 June, the media projectors zeroed in on President Trump and the European leaders of NATO, who, for the anniversary of D-Day, auto-celebrated in Portsmouth "peace, freedom and democracy in Europe," vowing to "defend them at any time, wherever …
globalresearch.ca/russia-china-summit-media-ignored/5680360

US Ambassador Quietly Delivers West Bank to Israel in NY Times Interview
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-12
If one accepts the legitimacy of the Zionist state then one might as well accept Ambassador Friedman's statement and Israeli sovereignty over all of Palestine.
mintpressnews.com/friedman-west-bank/259159/

Four Elders Arrested at Gate as TreeSit Goes Up in Mattole
KP | indybay.org | 2019-06-12
Four Petrolia residents arrested blockading logging gate — average age 75 — as a protester climbs old growth tree in controversial Mattole logging operation in the pre-dawn hours Monday, June 10. Forest Defenders are occupying the forests and preparing for upcoming action camp. Meanwhile, the Lost Coast League is renewing their challenge to Humboldt Redwood Co.'s "sustainable" label.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/11/18823889.php

What Everyone Knows About D-Day
Susan Babbitt | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
Four days of coverage of D-Day on CBC radio and no one explains "free world". After seventy-five years, everyone knows what it is.Evolutionary biologist Steven Jay Gould said nothing is as dangerous as what "everyone knows" but no one remembers the arguments for. Che Guevara called out the US president, at an economics conference, for what "everyone knows" democracy is.[1] Guevara said the conference was political, not about economics. JFK made no arguments.
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/what-everyone-knows-about-d-day/

More US Dictatorship Against Cuba
Jacob Hornberger | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
Lamenting dictatorship in Cuba, the U.S. government has decided to tighten restrictions on the freedom of Americans to travel to Cuba. Never mind that the restrictions were not enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Trump. When it comes to fighting totalitarian dictatorship, the reasoning goes, it's necessary to adopt dictatorial policies here…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/more-us-dictatorship-against-cuba/

Why an "Apology Tour" Is Needed: An Open Letter to Joe Biden
Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
Dear Mr. Biden: News outlets are reporting that you're determined to prevent your campaign from turning into an "apology tour" this summer. But your only other option is a campaign of denial — sinking deeper into a quagmire of unsustainable pretense. After your flip-flop late last week that finally renounced your 40 years of support…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/why-an-apology-tour-is-needed-an-open-letter-to-joe-biden/

A Green Global Party?
Dan Corjescu | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
Following the lead of the late Ulrich Beck in works such as Risk Society and Power in the Modern Age the time has now come to ask ourselves whether or not the Green party is already or is about to become a global political party. First a little background in theory. Beck was, of course, famous for introducing the…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/a-green-global-party/

Corporate Debt and the Great Recession: the Press Still Doesn't Get It
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
The Washington Post had another column telling us about the run up in corporate debt and how this is going to be 2008 all over again. This is a popular one with the media. William Cohan has a regular feature in the New York Times telling us how a collapse of the debt bubble is…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/corporate-debt-and-the-great-recession-the-press-still-doesnt-get-it/

The Irish Language and Marxist Materialism
Kerron àì Luain | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
"The night of the sword and bullet was followed by the morning of the chalk and the blackboard. The physical violence of the battlefield was followed by the psychological violence of the classroom. But where the former was visibly brutal, the latter was visibly gentle" The above, written by renowned Kenyan thinker Ng≈©gƒ© wa Thiong'o,…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/the-irish-language-and-marxist-materialism/

Politicians Should be Doing the Jobs They Have, Not Campaigning for the Jobs They Want
George Ochenski | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
The 2020 elections are almost a year and half away, yet Montana's politicians elected to statewide positions are now concentrating not on the jobs they were elected and paid well to do, but on campaigning for their next job. Montanans are fully justified in asking why, since they all stressed how much they wanted to…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/politicians-should-be-doing-the-jobs-they-have-not-campaigning-for-the-jobs-they-want/

The Danish Elections: Social Democracy with an Inhumane Face
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-12
The great centrist European tradition of social democracy has been receiving a rattle for the last few decades. The European Parliament elections were a reminder how much their appeal has diminished. In Denmark, by way of contrast, they have established something of a bridgehead, defeating the centre-right coalition led by the Venstre party's Lars Là∏kke…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/12/the-danish-elections-social-democracy-with-an-inhumane-face/

Will the World End in Nuclear–or Climate–Catastrophe?
David Bromwich | thenation.com | 2019-06-12
Will the World End in Nuclear–or Climate–Catastrophe?
thenation.com/article/will-the-world-end-in-nuclear-or-climate-catastrophe/

Toxic Air Leads to Premature Death in New York, Paris, London, Beijing, Berlin and Moscow
Hans Stehling | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
There is today a major health crisis due to toxic air pollution exposure in every city in Europe, America, China and around the world. | Whilst there is now some regulation that has recently been introduced to control toxic exhaust emissions…
globalresearch.ca/toxic-air-leads-premature-death-new-york-paris-london-beijing-berlin-moscow/5680370

Video: The Seven Biggest Failures of Trumponomics
Robert Reich | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress keep crowing about the economy, when in reality Trumponomics has been a disaster. Here are its 7 biggest failures: | 1. Trump promised to bring down America's trade deficit " as fast as possible."…
globalresearch.ca/video-the-seven-biggest-failures-of-trumponomics/5680383

India Now Supports Israel at the UN against Palestine. Are They Allies?
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
India broke with decades of its post-independence political traditions by unprecedentedly supporting "Israel" at the UN and voting against granting consultative status to a Palestinian NGO that allegedly has ties with Hamas, therefore formally allying with the self-professed "Jewish State" …
globalresearch.ca/india-israel-officially-diplomatic-allies-un/5680392

Japan's Prime Minister Abe Is Trump's Informal Ambassador to Iran, but He Wants More Than to Mediate
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-12
Japanese Prime Minister Abe is functioning as Trump's informal ambassador to Iran during his two day trip to the Islamic Republic, though he has much greater strategic interests in mind than just being the US President's proxy such as expanding …
globalresearch.ca/abe-trumps-informal-ambassador-iran-he-wants-more-than-mediate/5680388

Envoy: Sudan transition talks to resume
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-12
Special envoy Mahmoud Dirir says Sudan's military and opposition groups have agreed to resume talks on the formation of a transitional council. The announcement comes as opposition members made the decision to suspend the campaign of civil disobedience and strikes. | Sudanese protesters gesture and chant slogans at a barricade along a street, demanding that the country's Transitional Military Council hand over power to civilians, in Khartoum, Sudan June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer | The latest developments are the first positive steps since talks between the two sides collapsed following the violent breakup of a pr…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/12/envoy-sudan-transition-talks-to-resume/

Ramona Africa honored
Joe Piette | workers.org | 2019-06-12
Ramona Africa & Eleanor Johnson Friends, family and political activists held a "Birthday Celebration of Life" for Ramona Africa in Philadelphia on June 8. Africa is the only adult survivor of the horrendous May 13, 1985, bombing of the communal MOVE home by city officials. The bomb killed six adults . . . | Continue reading Ramona Africa honored at Workers.org
workers.org/2019/06/11/ramona-africa-honored/

Coalition Of Activists Demand "Justice for Chanel" Lewis Who Was Railroaded By Racist Legal System
Colin Benjamin | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-12
Activists from Color Of Change and VOCAL-NY rally outside Queens Borough Hall in support of Chanel Lewis… | On Tuesday, a coalition of activists rallied outside New York City's Queens Borough Hall to demand justice for Chanel Lewis by delivering over 30,000 petitions from concerned citizens who agree Lewis' murder conviction was a legal travesty. | Lewis, 22, was convicted on April 1 of the murder of 30-year-old Karina Vetrano, who was killed on August 2, 2016, while jogging in Queens, New York. He was then sentenced to life on April 23. | But Lewis' troubling arrest–and obviously coerced confession[mdash…
www.blackstarnews.com/ny-watch/news/coalition-of-activists-demand-%E2%80%9Cjustice-for-chanel%E2%80%9D-lewis-who-was

Venezuela Strengthens Exchange Mechanisms with West Africa
plenglish.com | 2019-06-12
12 de junio de 2019, 10: 14Caracas, June 12 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government is strengthening its exchange mechanisms with West Africa with the tour of Aristobulo Isturiz, Venezuelan Vice President for Social and Territorial Development.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43148&SEO=venezuela-strengthens-exchange-mechanisms-with-west-africa

It Could Take 2,800 Years to Clean Alberta's Old Oil and Gas Wells
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-12
To speed the clean up process, regulators would have to mandate a stricter schedule–but that could cost tens of billions of dollars, much of it coming from taxpayers, says Regan Boychuk, oil sands expert and Reclaim Alberta co-founder…
therealnews.com/stories/it-could-take-2800-years-to-clean-albertas-old-oil-and-gas-wells

Market-based Neoliberalism works for Billionaires – How about the rest of us?
Tes Welborn | indybay.org | 2019-06-12
Park Branch Library, 1833 Page near Cole, San Francisco…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/11/18823883.php

European Investment Bank launches effort to help Kenya's smallholders
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-12
European Investment Bank (EIB) on Wednesday launched a 5.7 billion shillings (57 million U.S. dollars) program to help boost economic opportunities for thousands of smallholders across Kenya. | Catherine Collin, European Investment Bank regional representative for East Africa said the Kenya Agriculture Value Chain Facility will seek to transform long-term investments in agriculture in Africa. | "Working with Equity Bank across country, the new Kenya Agriculture Value Chain Facility will help agriculture companies to modernize and harness the full economic, employment and export potential of agriculture as well…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/12/european-investment-bank-launches-effort-to-help-kenyas-smallholders/

Leaked Messages Confirm: Imprisonment of Brazil's Lula da Silva was Politically Motivated
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-12
The website The Intercept received a massive archive of communications between prosecutors and judges, involving Brazil's corruption cases. Initial analysis reveals that former president Lula da Silva's prosecution and conviction were politically motivated. Mike Fox discusses the ramifications…
therealnews.com/stories/leaked-messages-confirm-imprisonment-of-brazils-lula-da-silva-was-politically-motivated

Supreme Court Postpones Analysis of Lula's Freedom Request
plenglish.com | 2019-06-12
12 de junio de 2019, 10: 07Brasilia, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) The Federal Supreme Court (STF) of Brazil has postponed until June 25 the analysis of the request for freedom of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is currently serving 431 days in prison for alleged acts of corruption.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43145&SEO=supreme-court-postpones-analysis-of-lulas-freedom-request

Nigeria elects new parliament speaker
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-12
Congressman Femi Gbajabiamila of Nigeria's governing All Progressives Congress (APC) party on Tuesday emerged as the country's new Speaker of the House of Representatives when the 9th National Assembly was inaugurated in the capital Abuja. | Congressman Femi Gbajabiamila (Getty Images) | Gbajabiamila, 56, representing the southwestern state of Lagos, was the favored candidate of the Nigerian ruling party for the House leadership. | The former majority leader of the 8th National Assembly, which was dissolved Thursday, emerged through an election to lead the lower chamber of the Nigerian bi-cameral legislature. | T…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/12/nigeria-elects-new-parliament-speaker/

Kenya's Strathmore University beats Harvard in WTO competition
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-12
A team of three students from Strathmore University defeated Harvard Law School in the final of a global law school competition held in Geneva, Switzerland. | Strathmore University trio beats Harvard in global law school competition. | Mishael Wambua, Kandalla Maleehah, and Catherine Penda became the first African team to win the John H. Jackson Moot Court on World Trade Organization (WTO) Law Competition. | They also beat teams from Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Lesotho, Tunisia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Uganda to represent African at the competition's seventeenth edition. | During the competition, part…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/12/kenyas-strathmore-university-beats-harvard-in-wto-competition/

Russian journalist Ivan Golunov released after campaign against his arrest
wsws.org | 2019-06-12
While supporting the US-led persecution of Julian Assange, Western media and politicians, as part of their campaign for regime change in Moscow, decried the arrest of Golunov.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/12/russ-j12.html

US Secretary of State Pompeo threatens "push-back" to prevent a Corbyn Labour government
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
Moves to remove Corbyn from the political scene before he is ever allowed to take power are being actively discussed.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/11/corb-j11.html

US election meddling extends to Britain
Dave Lindorff | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-11
So now we have pompous Mike Pompeo, America's current Secretary of State, on a visit to the U.K., assuring a group of British Jewish leaders in a closed-door meeting that the US would work to prevent Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn from becoming prime minister if his party were to win enough votes in the next national parliamentary election to get the opportunity to try and form a new British government. | In a recording leaked to the Washington Post, Pompeo assured a group of Jewish leaders in Britain yesterday that the U.S. government would "push back" against Corbyn becoming prime minister in such a case, workin…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/11/us-election-meddling-extends-to-britain/

2019-06-11: News Headlines

Vanessa Beeley (2019-06-11). In the Western Media Narrative, SAA-Targeted Underground Bunkers and Terrorist-Run Prisons Become "Hospitals" mintpressnews.com We should not allow ourselves to be collectively hypnotized into believing the media hype that would portray armed-group murderers as heroes, and the Syrian people and government struggling to expel them from their country as the villains.

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-06-11). Media Paints Jihadist Commander Who Pledged Allegiance to ISIS as a Soccer Star With the Voice of an Angel. mintpressnews.com While Sarout's open calls for genocide and sectarianism were totally whitewashed by the press, his case takes its place in a long tradition of deception regarding the proxy war.

WSWS (2019-06-11). Democrats bring back John Dean of Watergate fame for first hearing on Mueller report. wsws.org Rather than seriously challenging Trump's authoritarian actions, the Democrats have decided to proceed with hearings that have the character of political theater.

Gregory Glover (2019-06-11). News Hounds Ignore Red Meat in D.C., Gnaw on Bone in New York. truthdig.com Monday's House Judiciary Committee hearing was just getting started when the first reports came in: New York. Aircraft. Building.

RT (2019-06-11). House Dems summon Watergate witness for bizarre 'historical perspective' on Mueller report. rt.com House Democrats, no longer content to merely shout that Russiagate is just like Watergate, have actually hauled in Richard Nixon's White House counsel to testify on the Mueller report in a surreal attempt at guilt-by-association.

teleSUR (2019-06-11). Nearly 100 People Massacred in Central Mali, 19 missing. telesurenglish.net Nearly 100 people were killed in Mali last night when a unknown group carried out a ruthless attack on a villages inside the central region of this African nation. | RELATED: | UN Security Council Debates Military Group to Address Violence in West Africa | Local officials told the AFP News Agency that "armed men, suspected to be terrorists, launched a murderous attack on this peaceful village." | The government, giving a provisional toll, said 95 people had bee…

Staff (2019-06-11). Two Brothers on Opposing Sides in Venezuela's Political Conflict. therealnews.com Vladimir and Ernesto Villegas — both well-known Venezuelan journalists — one part of the Maduro government and the other an ex-Chavista, navigate opposing sides of Venezuela's political divide while remaining true to each other and to themselves. Ed Augustin reports…

plenglish (2019-06-11). Reinsertion Plan Benefits 1.6 Million Venezuelan Youths. plenglish.com Caracas, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 1.657 million Venezuelan youths have registered in the Youth Employment Great Mission (Gran Mision Chamba Juvenil), a government program to reincorporate young people into educational and labor projects, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said.

plenglish (2019-06-11). US Plans against Venezuela Fail, Cuba's President Asserts. plenglish.com Havana, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel has asserted that the US Government has failed in its plans against the Venezuelan revolution.

teleSUR (2019-06-11). US Plans in Venezuela Have Failed: Cuban President. telesurenglish.net The U.S. administration's plan to overthrow the legitimate government of Venezuela has failed once again, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel tweeted on Monday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Beats US Football team 3-0 Prior to Copa America 2019 | "The US government has failed in its purpose to defeat the Bolivarian Revolution #HandsOffVenezuela #SomosCuba #SomosContinuidad Mike Pompeo puts opposition in crisis and dismantles Plan Guaidó," the Cuban President tweeted. | At the same ti…

Manuel E. Yepe (2019-06-11). Ottawa and the Worst of the Venezuelan Opposition. counterpunch.org Canada has not only financed and supported opposition parties in Venezuela, but has also openly allied itself with some of that country's most undemocratic and extremist elements. The Canadian liberal government has openly supported the Voluntad Popular (VP) party's offer to seize power by force since January 2019, although Ottawa has actually given its support More

plenglish (2019-06-11). Tourism Business Event to Gather 47 Nations in Venezuela. plenglish.com Caracas, June 11 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Minister of Tourism, Stella Lugo, announced the eve that forthcoming international business roundtable will gather entrepreneurs and investors from 47 countries to eye up this activity expansion.

Vijay Prashad (2019-06-11). Peace Is a Word That the West Has Taken From the Afghans. commondreams.org An Afghan man and his son watch as soldiers from the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division prepare to sweep their home November 7, 2002 in southeastern Afghanistan. Soldiers discovered over a dozen mines and grenades, 14 rocket propelled grenades, and plastic explosives as they searched several compounds as part of Operation Alamo Sweep. (Photo: Scott Nelson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/afghanistan_peace.jpg

teleSUR (2019-06-11). Up To 1,400 Nepali Citizens Killed Building World Cup Stadium. telesurenglish.net Up to 1,400 Nepali citizens have been killed during the construction of Qatar's new World Cup stadium, a government official told the Arab News Agency. | RELATED: | Saudi Arabia Invites Rival Qatar to Important Regional Meeting | "It is a fact that many Nepali workers have lost their lives in Qatar over the years," the spokesperson for the Nepali Ministry of Labor, Narayan Ragmi, told Arab News. "I don't have any information regarding the documentary right now, I am not in a…

Chris Hedges (2019-06-11). First Assange. Then Us. truthdig.com Chris Hedges gave this talk Tuesday, June 11, at an event held in London in support of Julian Assange. | Ask the Iraqi parents of Sabiha Hamed Salih, aged 15, and Ashwaq Hamed Salih, aged 16, who were killed by shrapnel in Baghdad on July 31, 2004, what they think of Julian Assange. | Ask the man and his two young daughters who saw their wife and mother shot to death and were themselves wounded in a car fired upon by U.S. Marines in Fallujah on July 22, 2005, what they think of Julian Assange. | Ask the parents of Huda Haleem, an 18-year-old girl, and Raghad Muhamad Haleem, a 5-year-old boy, shot dead by U.S. sol…

WSWS (2019-06-11). Trump expands network of immigrant concentration camps. wsws.org The Democratic Party is facilitating Trump's escalation of attacks on immigrant workers as well as his moves toward unchecked presidential power.

Colin Todhunter (2019-06-11). From Dollar Hegemony to Global Warming. dissidentvoice.org There has been an on-going tectonic shift in the West since the abandonment of the Bretton Woods agreement in 1971. This accelerated when the USSR ended and has resulted in the 'neoliberal globalization' we see today. At the same time, there has been an unprecedented campaign to re-engineer social consensus in the West. Part of …

Prof Denis Rancourt (2019-06-11). From Dollar Hegemony to Global Warming: Globalization, Glyphosate and Doctrines of Consent. globalresearch.ca There has been an on-going tectonic shift in the West since the abandonment of the Bretton Woods agreement in 1971. This accelerated when the USSR ended and has resulted in the 'neoliberal globalization' we see today. | At the same time, …

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-11). US-China Relations: Trump Is Waging "Psychological Warfare" on Xi. globalresearch.ca Trump just dramatically increased trade tensions between the US and China after publicly demanding that President Xi hold talks with him at the G20 otherwise he'll immediately impose tariffs on $300 billion worth of imports, which is nothing less than …

WSWS (2019-06-11). Australia: Worst economic slowdown since global financial crisis. wsws.org US-China trade war fears are compounding the impact of falling house prices, plunging construction work and declining real wages.

barry_h (2019-06-11). Tony Award for refugees rights musical. greenleft.org.au The highly topical musical Hadestown won eight awards at this year's annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York on June 9. The Tony's recognise excellence in live Broadway theatre. | The stage adaption is of the 2010 concept album by US singer Anais Mitchell. It uses the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus in the underground as a template for ripping open contemporary US life, particularly the racist treatment of Central American refugees. | The most powerful political and musical piece in the show is The Wall, which demonstrates the hypocrisy and shallowness of US demagogy about refugees. | While it is perfectly in…

WSWS (2019-06-11). Union betrayal ends three-week teacher strike in Hayward-Union City, California. wsws.org After striking for 14 days, New Haven teachers were pressured heavily to vote for the union's sellout contract.

teleSUR (2019-06-11). Israel Will Not Allow Iran To Have Nuclear Weapons: Netanyahu. telesurenglish.net Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stern warning to Iran about producing a nuclear warhead on Monday, vowing to prevent them from attaining this weapon by any means necessary. | RELATED: | Iran Says New US Sanctions Show Offer To Dialogue 'Hollow' | The Israeli premier issued the warning after the comments made by the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano on Iran's increased uranium enrichment. | "Israel will not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons," Net…

John Steppling (2019-06-11). Imperialism and the Stupid Show. counterpunch.org "During the Cold War, and especially in the wake of the Chinese Revolution, it was commonly thought by US planners that too many Third World "mouths to feed" would inevitably create conditions hospitable to Communism. The fall of the USSR failed to alleviate such fears but instead transferred them to a new set of adversaries: More

Claire Edwards (2019-06-11). Video: 5G Telecommunications Technology in Space: "This is All About Controlling People in 'Smart Cities'" globalresearch.ca Claire Edwards talked about 5G last February in Poland. | Now more than ever, it is necessary to know the advantages and disadvantages of the said technology. | First we are told that 5G in space will help mitigate global warming — …

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-06-11). The Generals Won't Save Us From the Next War. truthdig.com Editor's note: This article was originally published on The American Conservative. | Poll after poll indicates that the only public institution Americans still trust is the military. Not Congress, not the presidency, not the Supreme Court, the church, or the media. Just the American war machine. | But perhaps that faith in the U.S. Armed Forces is misplaced. I…

WSWS (2019-06-11). US issues formal request for Assange's extradition. wsws.org The Trump administration is pressing ahead with its attempt to prosecute the WikiLeaks founder over his role in the exposure of US war crimes and diplomatic conspiracies.

Staff (2019-06-11). Original Sin and the War on Liberation Theology — RAI with Matthew Fox (4/8). therealnews.com Former priest Fox talks about questioning the concept of original sin, the assassination of John Paul I, John Paul II reviving the Inquisition led by Cardinal Ratzinger, and the concept that there is no love without justice — Matthew Fox on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay…

Louis Proyect (2019-06-11). The Human Rights Film Festival, 2019. counterpunch.org Now in its tenth year, the week-long New York Human Rights Film festival that opens on Thursday, June 13th is the most important venue for leading-edge politically and socially aware films, both narrative and documentary. It is a project of Human Rights Watch that some on the left write off as little different from the More

Eds. (2019-06-11). U.S. activist faces federal charges for providing aid to migrants. mronline.org Scott Warren was arrested in 2018 for allegedly having "harbored" two fatally weakened undocumented migrants in a facility run by No More Deaths | Source

Renee Parsons (2019-06-11). Global Warming Morphs into the Solar Minimum. globalresearch.ca Since Climate Change (CC) has been a constant of life on Gaia with the evolution of photosynthesis 3.2 billion years ago and has more complexities than this one essay can address; ergo, this article will explore CO2's historic contribution to …

WSWS (2019-06-11). US Secretary of State Pompeo threatens "push-back" to prevent a Corbyn Labour government. wsws.org Moves to remove Corbyn from the political scene before he is ever allowed to take power are being actively discussed.

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-11). India Complies with US Sanctions against Iran, Iran Keeps Begging It to Reconsider. globalresearch.ca India capitulated to American pressure and complied with the anti-Iranian sanctions regime, yet Iran keeps begging it to reconsider and continue investing in the Islamic Republic anyhow, with its humiliating behavior revealing just how desperate it is for economic relief …

plenglish (2019-06-11). Japanese PM to to Iran for Key Talks. plenglish.com Tokyo, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold talks with Iran's political and religious leaders during his visit to Tehran this week in an effort to ease tensions with the United States, the Japanese government reported on Tuesday.

Todd Smith (2019-06-11). The End of Irony: an Irony Opener. dissidentvoice.org Given all the hysterical saber-rattling over Iran recently, one wonders if old Uncle Sam's simply having another spastic episode with his Pent'agonal cane? Mixed into the usual cacophony of paranoid ramblings, one hears ominous mumblings linking Iran, al-Quaeda, and the Nine-One-One… Never Forget!—to re-package and re-purpose 9/11, as that original franchise continues to spawn spin-offs, …

WSWS (2019-06-11). US Middle East commander proposes permanent buildup against Iran. wsws.org The head of the US Central Command claimed that the "threat" from Iran remains "imminent" but refused to provide any evidence or details to support the allegation.

Manuel García, Jr. (2019-06-11). Oil, Population, Temperature, What Causes What? counterpunch.org In statistics, correlation is not proof of causation. Causation between coincidences has to be established by deeper investigation. Three trends that are tightly coincident, between the years 1960 to 2025, are: the increase in global population above its 1953 total of 2.7 billion (2.7B), the accumulated petroleum production since 1900 (in giga-barrels, Gb), and the increase in average global temperature, T, above a baseline of 14.7 degrees Centigrade (T – 14.7C). More

South Front (2019-06-11). Video: Al Qaeda Militants Suffer Large Casualties in Clashes in Northern Hama. globalresearch.ca Fierce clashes have been ongoing in northern Hama since June 6 when Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Jaysh al-Izza, the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) and their allies launched an advance on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions there. | Initially, militants seized …

Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan (2019-06-11). The SCO Summit in Bishek, to Address US Threats, Geopolitics of the Region, Cooperation. globalresearch.ca Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) 19th summit is scheduled to be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on 13-14 June 2019. It is a Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance, the creation of which was announced on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai, China …

John W. Whitehead (2019-06-11). The Omnipresent Surveillance State: Orwell's 1984 Is No Longer Fiction. globalresearch.ca "You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized."—George Orwell, 1984 | Tread cautiously: the fiction of George Orwell has become an operation manual

Michael Welch (2019-06-11). Global Elites, Crisis of Humanity and 'Facing the Juggernaut'. globalresearch.ca The standard line is that the dominant powers in the world are democracies governed 'of the people, by the people, for the people.' Yet, we see that the important decisions are made by a relative handful of global elites by …

Stephen Karganovic (2019-06-11). Canadian 'Srebrenica Genocide Denial Law': When Even the Truth Is No Defense. globalresearch.ca Never mind the slow but steady dismantling in the fabled West of the "welfare state", that temporary horror the elites grudgingly used to tolerate. But that was only as a means of pacifying their subjects and winning over credulous hearts …

Philip A Farruggio (2019-06-11). The Various Shades of Black… and Green. globalresearch.ca The hit film of 2018 was Peter Farrelly's Green Book. The film takes place in 1962, and was based on a true story about an Italian American bouncer, from the famous Copacabana NYC nightclub, securing a temporary job as …

Tina Renier (2019-06-11). I Grew Up in Rural Jamaica. I Witnessed Abject Poverty. globalresearch.ca "Just as surely history is the product of those forces which seek to dominate in the name of glory or profit, equally is history the product of the forces of those who rebel" — Michael Manley, 1978 | As a critical …

CGTN Africa (2019-06-11). Bharti Airtel to pay $26 million to Tanzania to settle dispute. cgtn.com India's Bharti Airtel has agreed to pay 60 billion shillings ($26 million) over five years and cancel debt to resolve a dispute over ownership of its Airtel Tanzania unit, the Tanzanian government said on Monday. | Tanzania's minister for foreign affairs and east Africa cooperation, Palamagamba Kabudi, announced the deal at a ceremony to receive a three-month batch of monthly payments worth 1 billion shillings each due from April this year. | Bharti Airtel also canceled $407 million of debt owed to it by Airtel Tanzania as part of the settlement, Kabudi said. | In 2017, the Indian company was drawn into a disput…

WSWS (2019-06-11). Aerospace and defense giants United Technologies and Raytheon announce merger. wsws.org The merger plan announced on Sunday will create a colossal military contractor valued at $100 billion.

Patrick Cockburn (2019-06-11). Is Trump a Fascist? Well, He's Not Hitler or Mussolini Yet, But He's Getting Closer. counterpunch.org Is Donald Trump a fascist? The question is usually posed as an insult rather than as a serious inquiry. A common response is that "he is not as bad as Hitler", but this rather dodges the issue. Hitler was one hideous exponent of fascism, which comes in different flavours but he was by no means More

Julian Rose (2019-06-11). Prime Minister of Poland Signs Global Appeal to Stop 5G. counterpunch.org In what is surely an unprecedented and groundbreaking action, the Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, has personally backed an International Appeal to stop the controversial roll-out of 5G electro magnetic microwave telecommunication transmissions. 5G, a new millimetre band frequency range being introduced by the telecommunications industry worldwide, has been identified by over 2,000 scientists More

John W. Whitehead (2019-06-11). How the Police State Muzzles Our Right to Speak Truth to Power. counterpunch.org "History shows that governments sometimes seek to regulate our lives finely, acutely, thoroughly, and exhaustively. In our own time and place, criminal laws have grown so exuberantly and come to cover so much previously innocent conduct that almost anyone can be arrested for something. If the state could use these laws not for their intended More

Kollibri terre Sonnenblume (2019-06-11). Forgiving Debt to Promote Environmental Healing. counterpunch.org The US economy is awash in debt. + As of the fourth quarter of 2018, household debt in the US totaled $13.54 trillion. The largest portion of this is mortgage debt, which totalled $9.12 trillion. [source] + As of March 2019, total credit card debt is $1.057 trillion, which is an average of $8,286 per More

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In the Western Media Narrative, SAA-Targeted Underground Bunkers and Terrorist-Run Prisons Become "Hospitals"
Vanessa Beeley | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-11
We should not allow ourselves to be collectively hypnotized into believing the media hype that would portray armed-group murderers as heroes, and the Syrian people and government struggling to expel them from their country as the villains.
mintpressnews.com/white-helmets-hospitals-idlib-syria/259111/

Media Paints Jihadist Commander Who Pledged Allegiance to ISIS as a Soccer Star With the Voice of an Angel
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-11
While Sarout's open calls for genocide and sectarianism were totally whitewashed by the press, his case takes its place in a long tradition of deception regarding the proxy war.
mintpressnews.com/abdel-basset-al-sarout-isis/259130/

Democrats bring back John Dean of Watergate fame for first hearing on Mueller report
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
Rather than seriously challenging Trump's authoritarian actions, the Democrats have decided to proceed with hearings that have the character of political theater.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/11/dean-j11.html

House Dems summon Watergate witness for bizarre 'historical perspective' on Mueller report
rt.com | 2019-06-11
House Democrats, no longer content to merely shout that Russiagate is just like Watergate, have actually hauled in Richard Nixon's White House counsel to testify on the Mueller report in a surreal attempt at guilt-by-association. | …
rt.com/usa/461562-house-democrats-watergate-trump-summoning/

News Hounds Ignore Red Meat in D.C., Gnaw on Bone in New York
Gregory Glover | truthdig.com | 2019-06-11
Monday's House Judiciary Committee hearing was just getting started when the first reports came in: New York. Aircraft. Building.
truthdig.com/articles/democrats-launch-mueller-education-blitz-but-big-media-cuts-class/

UN chief condemns Mali attack that left 95 dead
Christine Maema | cgtn.com | 2019-06-11
A traditional Dogon village in central Mali. (file 2013, UN Photo) | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attack in central Mali that killed at least 95 civilians, his spokesman said. | According to a statement released by his spokesman,Stephane Dujarric, the Secretary-General said he was "outraged by reports that at least 95 civilians, including women and children", following the assault on Sobanou-Kou village in the Mopti region of central Mali. | He also "strongly" condemned the attack and called on the Malian authorities "to investigate this tragedy". | He urged the Government and all actors to…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/11/un-chief-condemns-mali-attack-that-left-95-dead/

Nearly 100 People Massacred in Central Mali, 19 missing
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
Nearly 100 people were killed in Mali last night when a unknown group carried out a ruthless attack on a villages inside the central region of this African nation. | RELATED: | UN Security Council Debates Military Group to Address Violence in West Africa | Local officials told the AFP News Agency that "armed men, suspected to be terrorists, launched a murderous attack on this peaceful village." | The government, giving a provisional toll, said 95 people had bee…
telesurenglish.net/news/Nearly-100-People-Massacred-in-Central-Mali-19-missing-20190611-0001.html

Ottawa and the Worst of the Venezuelan Opposition
Manuel E. Yepe | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
Canada has not only financed and supported opposition parties in Venezuela, but has also openly allied itself with some of that country's most undemocratic and extremist elements. The Canadian liberal government has openly supported the Voluntad Popular (VP) party's offer to seize power by force since January 2019, although Ottawa has actually given its support…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/ottawa-and-the-worst-of-the-venezuelan-opposition/

Two Brothers on Opposing Sides in Venezuela's Political Conflict
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-11
Vladimir and Ernesto Villegas — both well-known Venezuelan journalists — one part of the Maduro government and the other an ex-Chavista, navigate opposing sides of Venezuela's political divide while remaining true to each other and to themselves. Ed Augustin reports…
therealnews.com/stories/two-brothers-on-opposing-sides-in-venezuelas-political-conflict

US Plans in Venezuela Have Failed: Cuban President
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
The U.S. administration's plan to overthrow the legitimate government of Venezuela has failed once again, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel tweeted on Monday. | RELATED: | Venezuela Beats US Football team 3-0 Prior to Copa America 2019 | "The US government has failed in its purpose to defeat the Bolivarian Revolution #HandsOffVenezuela #SomosCuba #SomosContinuidad Mike Pompeo puts opposition in crisis and dismantles Plan Guaidó," the Cuban President tweeted. | At the same ti…
telesurenglish.net/news/US-Plans-in-Venezuela-Have-Failed-Cuban-President-20190611-0004.html

Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution in the Crosshairs of US Imperialism
Roger D. Harris | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
With the likes of John Bolton and Elliot Abrams directing US foreign policy, the US government has abandoned all pretense of "plausible denial" for its illegal regime-change initiatives. The "humanitarian" bombs may not be falling but, make no mistake, the …
globalresearch.ca/venezuelas-bolivarian-revolution-crosshairs-us-imperialism/5680247

Tourism Business Event to Gather 47 Nations in Venezuela
plenglish.com | 2019-06-11
Caracas, June 11 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Minister of Tourism, Stella Lugo, announced the eve that forthcoming international business roundtable will gather entrepreneurs and investors from 47 countries to eye up this activity expansion.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43075&SEO=tourism-business-event-to-gather-47-nations-in-venezuela

US Plans against Venezuela Fail, Cuba's President Asserts
plenglish.com | 2019-06-11
Havana, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel has asserted that the US Government has failed in its plans against the Venezuelan revolution.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43073&SEO=us-plans-against-venezuela-fail-cubas-president-asserts

Reinsertion Plan Benefits 1.6 Million Venezuelan Youths
plenglish.com | 2019-06-11
Caracas, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 1.657 million Venezuelan youths have registered in the Youth Employment Great Mission (Gran Mision Chamba Juvenil), a government program to reincorporate young people into educational and labor projects, Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43079&SEO=reinsertion-plan-benefits-1.6-million-venezuelan-youths

Peace Is a Word That the West Has Taken From the Afghans
Vijay Prashad | commondreams.org | 2019-06-11
An Afghan man and his son watch as soldiers from the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division prepare to sweep their home November 7, 2002 in southeastern Afghanistan. Soldiers discovered over a dozen mines and grenades, 14 rocket propelled grenades, and plastic explosives as they searched several compounds as part of Operation Alamo Sweep. (Photo: Scott Nelson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/afghanistan_peace.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/11/peace-word-west-has-taken-afghans?cd-origin=rss

Stop Privatizations Of Veterans Hospitals! AFGE Members &. Vets Speak Out At Ft. Miley
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-06-11
As part of a national day of action on June 6, 2019 members of AFGE Local 1216, veterans and the Veterans for Peace rallied and spoke out about the privatization of the Veterans healthcare system.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/06/18823780.php

First Assange. Then Us
Chris Hedges | truthdig.com | 2019-06-11
Chris Hedges gave this talk Tuesday, June 11, at an event held in London in support of Julian Assange. | Ask the Iraqi parents of Sabiha Hamed Salih, aged 15, and Ashwaq Hamed Salih, aged 16, who were killed by shrapnel in Baghdad on July 31, 2004, what they think of Julian Assange. | Ask the man and his two young daughters who saw their wife and mother shot to death and were themselves wounded in a car fired upon by U.S. Marines in Fallujah on July 22, 2005, what they think of Julian Assange. | Ask the parents of Huda Haleem, an 18-year-old girl, and Raghad Muhamad Haleem, a 5-year-old boy, shot dead by U.S. sol…
truthdig.com/articles/first-assange-then-us/

Up To 1,400 Nepali Citizens Killed Building World Cup Stadium
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
Up to 1,400 Nepali citizens have been killed during the construction of Qatar's new World Cup stadium, a government official told the Arab News Agency. | RELATED: | Saudi Arabia Invites Rival Qatar to Important Regional Meeting | "It is a fact that many Nepali workers have lost their lives in Qatar over the years," the spokesperson for the Nepali Ministry of Labor, Narayan Ragmi, told Arab News. "I don't have any information regarding the documentary right now, I am not in a…
telesurenglish.net/news/Nepal-Estimates-Nearly-1400-Citizens-Killed-Building-World-Cup-Stadium-in-Qatar-20190611-0002.html

US-China Relations: Trump Is Waging "Psychological Warfare" on Xi
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Trump just dramatically increased trade tensions between the US and China after publicly demanding that President Xi hold talks with him at the G20 otherwise he'll immediately impose tariffs on $300 billion worth of imports, which is nothing less than …
globalresearch.ca/trumps-waging-serious-psychological-warfare-xi/5680229

Global Warming Morphs into the Solar Minimum
Renee Parsons | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Since Climate Change (CC) has been a constant of life on Gaia with the evolution of photosynthesis 3.2 billion years ago and has more complexities than this one essay can address; ergo, this article will explore CO2's historic contribution to …
globalresearch.ca/global-warming-morphs-solar-minimum/5680254

From Dollar Hegemony to Global Warming: Globalization, Glyphosate and Doctrines of Consent
Prof Denis Rancourt | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
There has been an on-going tectonic shift in the West since the abandonment of the Bretton Woods agreement in 1971. This accelerated when the USSR ended and has resulted in the 'neoliberal globalization' we see today. | At the same time, …
globalresearch.ca/dollar-hegemony-global-warming-globalization-glyphosate-doctrines-consent/5680238

Israel Will Not Allow Iran To Have Nuclear Weapons: Netanyahu
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stern warning to Iran about producing a nuclear warhead on Monday, vowing to prevent them from attaining this weapon by any means necessary. | RELATED: | Iran Says New US Sanctions Show Offer To Dialogue 'Hollow' | The Israeli premier issued the warning after the comments made by the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano on Iran's increased uranium enrichment. | "Israel will not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons," Net…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israel-Will-Not-Allow-Iran-To-Have-Nuclear-Weapons-Netanyahu-20190611-0003.html

Union betrayal ends three-week teacher strike in Hayward-Union City, California
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
After striking for 14 days, New Haven teachers were pressured heavily to vote for the union's sellout contract.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/11/newh-j11.html

Tony Award for refugees rights musical
barry_h | greenleft.org.au | 2019-06-11
The highly topical musical Hadestown won eight awards at this year's annual Tony Awards ceremony in New York on June 9. The Tony's recognise excellence in live Broadway theatre. | The stage adaption is of the 2010 concept album by US singer Anais Mitchell. It uses the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus in the underground as a template for ripping open contemporary US life, particularly the racist treatment of Central American refugees. | The most powerful political and musical piece in the show is The Wall, which demonstrates the hypocrisy and shallowness of US demagogy about refugees. | While it is perfectly in…
greenleft.org.au/content/tony-award-refugees-rights-musical

Trump expands network of immigrant concentration camps
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
The Democratic Party is facilitating Trump's escalation of attacks on immigrant workers as well as his moves toward unchecked presidential power.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/11/pers-j11.html

U.S. activist faces federal charges for providing aid to migrants
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-06-11
Scott Warren was arrested in 2018 for allegedly having "harbored" two fatally weakened undocumented migrants in a facility run by No More Deaths | Source…
mronline.org/2019/06/11/u-s-activist-faces-federal-charges-for-providing-aid-to-migrants/

Video: 5G Telecommunications Technology in Space: "This is All About Controlling People in 'Smart Cities'"
Claire Edwards | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Claire Edwards talked about 5G last February in Poland. | Now more than ever, it is necessary to know the advantages and disadvantages of the said technology. | First we are told that 5G in space will help mitigate global warming — …
globalresearch.ca/video-5g-telecommunications-technology-in-space-this-is-all-about-controlling-people-in-smart-cities/5680012

From Dollar Hegemony to Global Warming
Colin Todhunter | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-11
There has been an on-going tectonic shift in the West since the abandonment of the Bretton Woods agreement in 1971. This accelerated when the USSR ended and has resulted in the 'neoliberal globalization' we see today. At the same time, there has been an unprecedented campaign to re-engineer social consensus in the West. Part of …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/from-dollar-hegemony-to-global-warming/

Imperialism and the Stupid Show
John Steppling | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-11
During the Cold War, and especially in the wake of the Chinese Revolution, it was commonly thought by US planners that too many Third World "mouths to feed" would inevitably create conditions hospitable to Communism. The fall of the USSR failed to alleviate such fears but instead transferred them to a new set of adversaries: …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/imperialism-and-the-stupid-show/

Imperialism and the Stupid Show
John Steppling | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
"During the Cold War, and especially in the wake of the Chinese Revolution, it was commonly thought by US planners that too many Third World "mouths to feed" would inevitably create conditions hospitable to Communism. The fall of the USSR failed to alleviate such fears but instead transferred them to a new set of adversaries:…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/imperialism-and-the-stupid-show/

The Generals Won't Save Us From the Next War
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-06-11
Editor's note: This article was originally published on The American Conservative. | Poll after poll indicates that the only public institution Americans still trust is the military. Not Congress, not the presidency, not the Supreme Court, the church, or the media. Just the American war machine. | But perhaps that faith in the U.S. Armed Forces is misplaced. I…
truthdig.com/articles/the-generals-wont-save-us-from-the-next-war/

The Human Rights Film Festival, 2019
Louis Proyect | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
Now in its tenth year, the week-long New York Human Rights Film festival that opens on Thursday, June 13th is the most important venue for leading-edge politically and socially aware films, both narrative and documentary. It is a project of Human Rights Watch that some on the left write off as little different from the…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/the-human-rights-film-festival-2019/

Original Sin and the War on Liberation Theology — RAI with Matthew Fox (4/8)
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-11
Former priest Fox talks about questioning the concept of original sin, the assassination of John Paul I, John Paul II reviving the Inquisition led by Cardinal Ratzinger, and the concept that there is no love without justice — Matthew Fox on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay…
therealnews.com/stories/original-sin-and-the-war-on-liberation-theology-rai-with-matthew-fox-4-8

Australia: Worst economic slowdown since global financial crisis
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
US-China trade war fears are compounding the impact of falling house prices, plunging construction work and declining real wages.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/11/econ-j11.html

US issues formal request for Assange's extradition
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
The Trump administration is pressing ahead with its attempt to prosecute the WikiLeaks founder over his role in the exposure of US war crimes and diplomatic conspiracies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/11/assa-j11.html

Alameda Photographer Offering Signed Color Print in Return for Donation to End Gun Violenc
David Howard | indybay.org | 2019-06-11
Alameda photographer David Howard offering a free, signed, color photo of his Steep Ravine Cascade #12, on exhibit through the summer in Surface Tension at Frank Bette Center for the Arts, in return for a $50 or more donation to #EndGunViolence…
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/09/18823811.php

US Secretary of State Pompeo threatens "push-back" to prevent a Corbyn Labour government
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
Moves to remove Corbyn from the political scene before he is ever allowed to take power are being actively discussed.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/11/corb-j11.html

Forget Russiagate, Now it's US-gate! US Election Meddling Extends to Britain
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
So now we have pompous Mike Pompeo, America's current Secretary of State, on a visit to the UK, assuring a group of British Jewish leaders in a closed-door meeting that the US would work to prevent Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn from becoming prime minister if his party were to win enough votes in the next…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/forget-russiagate-now-its-us-gate-us-election-meddling-extends-to-britain/

India Complies with US Sanctions against Iran, Iran Keeps Begging It to Reconsider
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
India capitulated to American pressure and complied with the anti-Iranian sanctions regime, yet Iran keeps begging it to reconsider and continue investing in the Islamic Republic anyhow, with its humiliating behavior revealing just how desperate it is for economic relief …
globalresearch.ca/indias-complying-american-sanctions-iran-keeps-begging-reconsider/5680236

Japanese PM to to Iran for Key Talks
plenglish.com | 2019-06-11
Tokyo, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold talks with Iran's political and religious leaders during his visit to Tehran this week in an effort to ease tensions with the United States, the Japanese government reported on Tuesday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=43078&SEO=japanese-pm-to-to-iran-for-key-talks

The End of Irony: an Irony Opener
Todd Smith | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-11
Given all the hysterical saber-rattling over Iran recently, one wonders if old Uncle Sam's simply having another spastic episode with his Pent'agonal cane? Mixed into the usual cacophony of paranoid ramblings, one hears ominous mumblings linking Iran, al-Quaeda, and the Nine-One-One… Never Forget!–to re-package and re-purpose 9/11, as that original franchise continues to spawn spin-offs, …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/the-end-of-irony-an-irony-opener/

US Middle East commander proposes permanent buildup against Iran
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
The head of the US Central Command claimed that the "threat" from Iran remains "imminent" but refused to provide any evidence or details to support the allegation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/11/iran-j11.html

Oil, Population, Temperature, What Causes What?
Manuel García, Jr. | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
In statistics, correlation is not proof of causation. Causation between coincidences has to be established by deeper investigation. Three trends that are tightly coincident, between the years 1960 to 2025, are: the increase in global population above its 1953 total of 2.7 billion (2.7B), the accumulated petroleum production since 1900 (in giga-barrels, Gb), and the increase in average global temperature, T, above a baseline of 14.7 degrees Centigrade (T – 14.7C).
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/oil-population-temperature-what-causes-what/

Video: Al Qaeda Militants Suffer Large Casualties in Clashes in Northern Hama
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Fierce clashes have been ongoing in northern Hama since June 6 when Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Jaysh al-Izza, the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) and their allies launched an advance on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions there. | Initially, militants seized …
globalresearch.ca/militants-suffer-large-casualties-clashes-northern-hama/5680223

Ahmed Lawan elected new president of Nigerian Senate
Jerry Omondi | cgtn.com | 2019-06-11
Ahmed Lawan, the Senator representing Yobe North constituency, has been elected the new president of the Nigerian Senate. | Lawan beat Senator Ali Ndume of Borno South in the secret ballot vote that was conducted before the swearing in of 107 senators in the upper legislative chamber. | Both Lawan and Ndume are affiliated to the ruling All Progressive Party (APC), but Ndume went against party orders to step down for Lawan, and was himself endorsed by the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP). | All 107 senators participated in the Tuesday vote. | Lawan emerged victorious after garnering 79 votes, and was…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/11/ahmed-lawan-elected-new-president-of-nigerian-senate/

Nigeria to publish results of corruption survey
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-11
The Nigerian government said Monday it will publish the findings of its ongoing survey on corruption in September. | The survey is the second National Household Survey on Quality and Integrity of Public Services in Nigeria this year. | It is designed to collect evidence-based information on forms of corruption, how corruption affects the daily life of Nigerian citizens as well as the type and frequency of corruption in the country. | The director said field workers had been deployed and the survey would be completed by the end of June. | "This survey is a large one. We have since moved away from analog to elec…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/11/nigeria-to-publish-results-of-corruption-survey/

Rwandan President Paul Kagame meets Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja
Jerry Omondi | cgtn.com | 2019-06-11
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame arrived in Nigeria on Tuesday for an official two day visit, which he begun by gracing an anti-corruption conference alongside President Muhammadu Buhari. | The Rwandan leader called for a new approach in the fight against graft, urging for more participation from the public in the process. | "Corruption needs to be tackled from the top down. This is not only the fairest approach, it is also the most effective, because it empowers the public to join the fight and hold leaders accountable, through elections and other means," Kagame said in his speech at the National Democracy Day…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/11/rwandan-president-paul-kagame-meets-nigerias-muhammadu-buhari-in-abuja/

The SCO Summit in Bishek, to Address US Threats, Geopolitics of the Region, Cooperation
Prof. Engr. Zamir Ahmed Awan | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) 19th summit is scheduled to be held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on 13-14 June 2019. It is a Eurasian political, economic, and security alliance, the creation of which was announced on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai, China …
globalresearch.ca/19th-sco-summit-expectations-high/5680233

Global Elites, Crisis of Humanity and 'Facing the Juggernaut'
Michael Welch | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
The standard line is that the dominant powers in the world are democracies governed 'of the people, by the people, for the people.' Yet, we see that the important decisions are made by a relative handful of global elites by …
globalresearch.ca/global-elites-crisis-of-humanity-and-facing-the-juggernaut/5680216

Canadian 'Srebrenica Genocide Denial Law': When Even the Truth Is No Defense
Stephen Karganovic | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Never mind the slow but steady dismantling in the fabled West of the "welfare state", that temporary horror the elites grudgingly used to tolerate. But that was only as a means of pacifying their subjects and winning over credulous hearts …
globalresearch.ca/canadian-srebrenica-genocide-denial-law/5680160