2022-06-15: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-06-15). Democratic controlled Congress allows funding for school meal programs to expire, threatening 10 million children with hunger. wsws.org Legislators have decided not to renew $11 billion in funding for a school meal reimbursement program. Child advocacy groups expect the cut to push up to 10 million children into hunger over the summer and into the new school year.

This Week in Fascism (2022-06-15). This Week in Fascism #130: Neo-Nazis, Proud Boys and Groypers Heed Call from GOP to Attack LGBTQ Community. itsgoingdown.org Welcome fellow antifascists! This week, public hearings have started to take place on the attempted pro-Trump coup on January 6th. While neoliberals are putting a lot into these hearings &#1 ; just like they did the Mueller investigation and Trump's (two) impeachments &#1 ; if history has shown us anything, its that these spectacles rarely result in…

Dissident Voice Communications (2022-06-15). Former US President Bush Condemns "brutal invasion of Iraq" in Public Gaffe. dissidentvoice.org WION — While speaking at an event, Former US President George W Bush condemned the full-scale invasion by Russia as "brutal" and "unjustified." However, he mistakenly said "invasion of Iraq." In no time, he corrected himself: "I mean, Ukraine."

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-15). Top House Democrat Slams 'Too Cautious' Approach To Ukraine Military Aid. news.antiwar.com Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), the head of the House Armed Services Committee, "Ukraine borders Russia, if you give them a mortar shell that can go a mile, theoretically it can strike Russia," Smith said. "The point of giving them the weapons is not to be able to strike into Russia, the point is to be able to hit the Russians who are in Ukraine from a longer, safer distance." | While President Biden has shipped billions…

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-15). Biden Announces $1 Billion Weapons Package for Ukraine. news.antiwar.com President Biden announced Wednesday after a call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that the US is For the first time, the US will be sending Ukraine Harpoon anti-…

Global Research News (2022-06-15). Selected Articles: US Department of Defense Finally Comes Clean — Admits in Public Document that There Are 46 US Military-Funded Biolabs in Ukraine. globalresearch.ca By The Pentagon on Thursday finally admitted…

Staff (2022-06-15). Baltic: NATO doubles air sorties to 400. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOAllied Air CommandJune 15, 2022 NATO Combined Air Operations Centre Uedem controls largest BALTOPS air play From June 5 to 17, fourteen NATO Allies and Partners Finland and Sweden are participating in the multinational maritime-focused annual exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS). NATO's Northern Combined Air Operations Centre (CAOC) staff ensure control of participating aircraft. "CAOC Uedem …

Tony Murphy (2022-06-15). New York City 'March Against Union-Busting Billionaires' keeps the struggle in the streets. workers.org New York City The June 7 Starbucks union win in Memphis, Tennessee, showed that the bosses' tried-and-true, union-busting tactics aren't working like they used to. In the face of the February racist firing of the Memphis 7, election tampering by the bosses and constant anti-union interference, workers at that store . . . |

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-15). Biden Officials Concerned Russia Sanctions Hurting Ordinary People More Than Putin. news.antiwar.com Bloomberg History has shown that US sanctions and other economic pressure do little to change the targeted government and

Ann Brown (2022-06-15). Same Old Stuff: AIPAC-Groomed Bakari Sellers And KHive Celebrate Election Victory Of 81-Year-Old DNC Establishment Enforcer Clyburn. moguldom.com Establishment Democrats and members of the KHive are celebrating the June 14 victory of veteran Rep. James Clyburn, who won the party's nomination to be the candidate representing the 6th Congressional District in the midterm elections. Not celebrating are Clyburn's two challengers — Democrat Michael Addison and pro-reparations progressive Gregg Marcel Dixon. Clyburn, 81, will …

Ann Brown (2022-06-15). After Successful California Reparations Task Force Process, NAASD To Formally Charge The US Government With Genocide. moguldom.com After successfully helping the California Reparations Task Force produce its historic interim report on June 1, the National Assembly of American Slavery Descendants has moved forward to formally charge the U.S. government with genocide over its treatment of African slaves and their descendants. The NAASD wants President Joe Biden to protest and repair American Freedmen. A grassroots …

Scorinoco (2022-06-15). Regional Leaders Snub Summit of the Americas as Activists Hold People's Summit. orinocotribune.com The Summit of the Americas had an inauspicious start after several of the region's leaders followed through on their commitment to skip the event over US President Joe Biden's decision to The presidents of Mexico, Bolivia, Honduras, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, sent lower level delegations in their place as a show of protest over the politically driven decision by the United States to bar the aforementioned countries from the proceedings in Los Angeles. The leaders of…

_____ (2022-06-15). Biden's Summit Of No-Shows. popularresistance.org I tip my cap, as we all should, to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico. And to Presidents Luis Arce of Bolivia, Xiaomara Castro of Honduras, Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala and Nayib Bukele of El Savador. They all pointedly declined to join President Joe Biden at his Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles last week, joining to protest Biden's refusal to invite Miguel Díaz—Canel, Nicolás Maduro and Daniel Ortega, the presidents of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua respectively. | Add it up. Eight of the region's 33 nations were absent when Biden convened the summit "to demonstrate the resurgence of…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-15). A Quarter Century of a Western-Backed War of Aggression Against the Congolese People. libya360.wordpress.com Maurice Carney Uganda president Yoweri Museveni and Rwanda president Paul Kagame (Photo: REUTERS/Noor Khamis) Rwanda and Uganda have carried out attacks against the Democratic Republic of Congo for the past 25 years. Their aggressions are carried out with the backing of the U.S. and European nations who aid their theft of Congo's resources. The recent…

_____ (2022-06-15). The 'Divisive' Ban Whitewashing Virginia's Classrooms. popularresistance.org There's a recent painting that sums up what's happening to public education in Virginia: A white man, white paint roller in hand, is covering up Black historical figures—Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X—their bodies whitewashed, faces stoic. | The piece by Detroit artist Jonathan Harris, titled "Critical Race Theory," stuck with Cassandra Newby-Alexander, a professor at Norfolk State University, a Historically Black University, since she first saw it online. | Newby-Alexander is the former co-chair of the African American History Education Commission (AAHEC), a group of educators and…

Scorinoco (2022-06-15). Message of President Díaz-Canel of Cuba to the People's Summit. orinocotribune.com Editor's note: The following is the English translation of the message of President Miguel Díaz-Canel of Cuba to the People's Summit for Democracy, held in Los Angeles during June 8-10 as a counter-event to Washington's exclusionary Summit of the Americas. The Cuban president's message was broadcast in the closing ceremony of the People's Summit, on June 10. | Manolo, named in the Cuban president's address, is Manolo de los Santos, director of The People's Forum, who was one of the principal organizers of the People's Summit. | Dear Manolo, comrades participating in the People's Summit, | I was not wrong when I s…

Rachel Hu, Chris Garaffa (2022-06-15). CovertAction Bulletin Podcast: Activist Interrupts Summit of the Americas, "Luis Almagro you have Blood on Your Hands!" covertactionmagazine.com Activist and journalist Walter Smolarek interrupted General Secretary of the OAS, Luis Almagro, and confronted Almagro about his role in the coup in Bolivia. We interviewed Walter the day after the interruption at the People's Summit for Democracy which took place from June 8th through 10th in Los Angeles.

CJ Baker (2022-06-15). Protest Song Of The Week: 'Spitting Off the Edge of the World' By Yeah Yeah Yeahs. shadowproof.com The influential indie rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs released their first tune in close to a decade, "Spitting Off the Edge of the World." It's on their upcoming album, "Cool It Down," out September 30.

JANET (2022-06-15). Democratizing the United Nations to Save the World. Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann. iacenter.org "Those of us who do understand the nefariousness of the empire, and the ever-increasing danger it represents, must be clear that the effective defense of life on planet Earth, including that of the human species itself, inexorably demands the existence of an independent and democratic world forum for a genuine and effective defense of the rights of Mother Earth and of humanity. That is why we insist, repeat and say time and again that the United Nations as it exists today is useless, inoperative, dysfunctional and an instrument of the empire. That is why it no longer enjoys any confidence or credibility whatsoeve…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-15). Slim your screen time with this summer challenge. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org OWATONNA, Minn. — Many people spend too much time staring at a screen. While screens are a part of today's culture, reducing screen time can have health benefits, including improved physical health, decreased obesity and higher quality sleep. This summer, Mayo Clinic Health System encourages people to make the most of life by living life fully — present and in the moment. They can join Mayo Clinic Health System for a free virtual challenge to…

____ (2022-06-15). Snow leopard captured on infrared camera in Sichuan. ecns.cn This image captured by an infrared camera in November 2021 shows a snow leopard at the Wanglang area of the Giant Panda National Park in Mianyang, southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-15). Science Saturday: Link found between key gene and two neurodegenerative diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Gene expression can amplify the risk of neurodegenerative diseases for patients, but researchers are still figuring out which genes have an outsized effect on risk and why. In a new paper published in Nature, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have zeroed in on variants of one gene critical for nerve cell function that ups the ante for patients with Lou Gehrig's Disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). "This finding helps clarify a new direction…

La Peña (2022-06-15). Friday 6/17: Baila Community Dance Party. indybay.org La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705…

United We Dream (2022-06-15). Wednesday 6/15: DACA Tenth Anniversary: Then, Now and Beyond! Celebration & Action Rally. indybay.org Virtual celebration & action rally…

BayAction2FreeAssange (2022-06-15). Sunday 7/3: Julian Assange Birthday Rally #FreeAssangeNOW. indybay.org Harry Bridges Plaza – The Embarcadero at Market- Across from the Ferry Building…

Freedom Socialist Party (2022-06-15). Wednesday 6/15: Labor History: A key to unlocking workers' power today. indybay.org Online via Zoom | To register: bit.ly/FSFD-Labor

Labor Video Project (2022-06-15). WCCUSD Union Busting Attack On Adult School Teachers United Leadership. indybay.org The WCCUSD school district terminated the president and vice president of the Adult School Teachers United in a union busting attack. The president Ken Ryan and vice president Kristen Pursley discuss their termination, the reason behind it and the attack on adult education and ESL by not only the District by the Democrats in the legislature and governor.

Tomdispatch (2022-06-15). My Pandemic in Three Acts: Dealing with the Disease that Never Seems to Leave Town. juancole.com By Nina Burleigh | &#1 ; ( Tomdispatch.com) &#1 ; On New Years' Eve 2019, Americans celebrated the advent of the roaring '20s with fireworks and champagne, amid ominous news alerts from China. Surely that virus would stay on the other side of the planet. I cringe at how entitled we felt then. Covid-19 has now wiped …

David Giesen (2022-06-15). Sunday 7/3: Fulfilling the Promise of America, a symposium. indybay.org ZOOM video meet: | zoom.us/j/94131824284?pwd=RzI0ZEY1eEkrbkxFemNOMHFHbUZXZz09

Edward Curtin (2022-06-15). Is There Life After Death? dissidentvoice.org Life is entwined with death from the start, for death is the price we must pay for being born, even though we don't choose it, which may be why some people who are very angry at the deal, decide to choose how and when they will die, as if they are getting revenge on someone …

WSWS (2022-06-15). Britain admits to spying on Assange's lawyer Jennifer Robinson. wsws.org The little-reported admission again demonstrates that the pursuit of Assange has entailed vast government violations of fundamental democratic rights.

WSWS (2022-06-15). With contract expiration for dockworkers looming, Biden makes warmongering speech at Los Angeles ports. wsws.org The Biden administration is working with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in a desperate bid to prevent a walkout by more than 20,000 West Coast dockworkers.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-15). Colombia's police announce mass arrests ahead of elections. colombiareports.com Colombia's police began arresting alleged political activists on claims they were planning riots after elections on Sunday. The electoral police operation was announced by General Jorge Luis Vargas on Tuesday….

United We Dream (2022-06-15). Wednesday 6/15: DACA Décimo Aniversario – °Antes, Ahora y Más Allá! Celebración y Reuinon para la Acción. indybay.org Virtual celebration & action rally…

Omar Ahmed (2022-06-15). In Demolishing Muslim protestors' homes, India is taking a Leaf from of Israel's Book. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor ) &#1 ; Over the weekend Indian authorities bulldozed several homes belonging to Muslims in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh (UP). The homeowners were alleged to have taken part in organised protests on Friday in response to inflammatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) made by the now …

Center for Biological Diversity (2022-06-15). Lawmakers, Organizations Warn Biden Against Rushed Pipeline Restart Off California Coast. indybay.org Repair of Ruptured Oil Pipeline to Be Fast-Tracked Without Public Input…

Labor Video Project (2022-06-15). Democracy, General Strikes & Fascism At AFL-CIO With David Van Deusen Pres Vermont AFL-CIO. indybay.org WorkWeek interviews Vermont AFL-CIO president David Van Deusen about the two resolutions that they submitted for democracy in the AFL-CIO and the need to prepare to organize a general strike against the rise of fascism an another insurrection and attempted coup. The AFL-CIO executive council tabled both.

Juan Cole (2022-06-15). This Week's Climate Disasters in the US are Giving us a Glimpse of our Future if we don't Stop CO2. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; We're only midweek, but we have already seen serial disasters across the United States that have been exacerbated by the climate emergency, caused by human beings burning coal, methane gas and petroleum. So writes Mihai Andrei at ZME Science. I put it to you that this first paragraph at the …

WSWS (2022-06-15). Trump denounces January 6 hearings as "treasonous" and repeats baseless claims of a "stolen election" wsws.org Trump's diatribe was pitched both to the November mid-term elections and the 2024 presidential election, and to the cultivation of a fascist, extra-constitutional movement to be thrown against the growing movement of the working class.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-06-15). 2022 California Juneteenth – National Freedom Day. indybay.org In the coming years over 100 California cities with @100,000+ residents will begin to discover our unique California Juneteenth Legacy, helping manifest equity and greater inclusion throughout the 5th largest economy in the world. Today, "Mining for Freedom" or the authentic "Golden Legacy" of our California USCT who fought, bleed and died for freedom is a fierce debate impacting future generation.

Anonymous103 (2022-06-14). Nationalist Units Shot Ukrainian Servicemen Who Tried To Surrender In Novomikhailovka &#1 ; Russian MoD. southfront.org | On June 14, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported that the Ukrainian army continues to suffer significant losses, especially since in recent weeks cases have become more frequent when units of Ukrainian nationalists shot surrendering Ukrainian servicemen in the back. | The report of the Russian Ministry of Defence reads: | "So, after conducting firepower preparation to the offensive of Russian troops in the area of the settlement of Novomikhailovka of the Donetsk People's Republic, more than 30 serv…

Anonymous811 (2022-06-14). Harvest In Ukraine In 2022 Will Be Two Times Less Than In 2021. southfront.org | Taras Vysotsky, representative of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine, spoke about the prospects of the harvest in his country at a briefing of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine. He provided an analysis, which indicates that in 2022 the harvest from the fields of Ukraine will be about 65 million tons. This is 40% less than last year's harvest. | According to Mr Vysotsky, the harvest may be even smaller, about 60 million tons of grain. He explained that the decline was…

_____ (2022-06-14). Ukraine Bits: No Ammo, More Casualties, And Passing The Buck. popularresistance.org Two days ago I noted that the blame game for the loss of the war has begun. Zelensky will be the one to whom the buck will be passed to. President Biden has now joined in this: | President Joe Biden, speaking to donors at a Democratic fundraiser here, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy "didn't want to hear it" when U.S. intelligence gathered information that Russia was preparing to invade. | The remarks came as Biden was talking about his work to rally and solidify support for Ukraine as the war continues into its fourth month. | "Nothing like this has happened since World War II. I know a lot of people…

Jason Ditz (2022-06-14). Sadr Opponents Confused After Iraq MP Resignations. news.antiwar.com The October 10 election has yet to result in a government being formed, and plurality holder Moqtada al-Sadr appears to have precluded doing so, with the resignation of What's going to happen next isn't clear, and Sadr's rivals are quoted as finding the

Peoples Dispatch (2022-06-14). French Left-led NUPES coalition surges in French assembly polls. peoplesdispatch.org In the first round of French National Assembly elections on Sunday, June 12, the New Ecologic and Social Peoples Union (NUPES), led by leftist leader Jean-Luc Melenchon, achieved a major breakthrough. NUPES secured 25.7% of votes, giving a genuine challenge to the neoliberal Ensemble coalition, led by the French president Emmanuel Macron, which won 25.8% of votes. | Four candidates from NUPES have already won in the first round, with the Macronists securing one seat. Around 417 candidates front the Ensemble and 380 candidates from NUPES will contest run-offs. The far-right National Rally (RN) led by Marine Le Pen…

_____ (2022-06-14). Are We Approaching a Dangerous Line? Or a New World Order? journal-neo.org May and early June 2022 saw the development of an aggravation trend, continuing the course described in a previous article on this topic. On May 25, just one day after US President Joe Biden completed his Asian trip, North Korea fired three ballistic missiles. This was the 17th launch since the beginning of this year. All …

_____ (2022-06-14). "Summit of Exclusion" Backfires on Biden. popularresistance.org While hosting the Ninth Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles last week, the Biden administration sought to ostracize Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela by excluding them due to an alleged "lack of democratic space and human rights situations". The resulting backlash caused these three countries to be the most discussed topic inside and outside the summit venue, as governments and social movements in Latin America and the Caribbean questioned whether the United States has the right or moral authority to pass judgment on the form of government each nation chooses. There was also plenty of skepticism about whether the…

_____ (2022-06-14). 'Summit Of Exclusion' Backfires On Biden. popularresistance.org While hosting the Ninth Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles last week, the Biden administration sought to ostracize Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela by excluding them due to an alleged "lack of democratic space and human rights situations". The resulting backlash caused these three countries to be the most discussed topic inside and outside the summit venue, as governments and social movements in Latin America and the Caribbean questioned whether the United States has the right or moral authority to pass judgment on the form of government each nation chooses. There was also plenty of skepticism about whether the…

Editor (2022-06-14). U.S. president confirms deployment of troops in Yemen. mronline.org Biden's letter to Congress reaffirms continued U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-14). People's Summit for Democracy Ends with a Bold Plan. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch Participants of the People's Summit for Democracy protest the exclusion of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela from the Summit of the Americas. Photo: Kamikia Kisedje On the final day of the People's Summit, organizers, volunteers, and attendees marched by the hundreds to the Summit of the Americas The organizers of the People's Summit for Democracy were…

_____ (2022-06-14). People's Summit For Democracy Ends With A Bold Plan For The Future. popularresistance.org The organizers of the People's Summit for Democracy were determined to close out the summit with a lasting impression on the last day, June 10. | The People's Summit was organized in opposition to the Summit of the Americas that was organized by the US-influenced Organization of American States (OAS) and hosted by the US in Los Angeles. The Summit of the Americas has historically been a place for the US to dictate a political agenda to the Latin American countries. | The Summit of the Americas has been plagued by difficulties since May 10, when Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) announced that h…

_____ (2022-06-14). People's Summit for Democracy in Los Angeles ends with a bold plan for the future. popularresistance.org The organizers of the People's Summit for Democracy were determined to close out the summit with a lasting impression on the last day, June 10. | The People's Summit was organized in opposition to the Summit of the Americas that was organized by the US-influenced Organization of American States (OAS) and hosted by the US in Los Angeles. The Summit of the Americas has historically been a place for the US to dictate a political agenda to the Latin American countries. | The Summit of the Americas has been plagued by difficulties since May 10, when Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) announced that h…

Bruce Lerro (2022-06-14). Aryan Right-Wing Mythology for the New Age: Carl Jung, Mircea Eliade and Joseph Campbell. dissidentvoice.org Orientation My three-year stint in the New Age In 1984 at the age of 36, I decided to return to school with the intention of becoming an art therapist. I attended Antioch University in San Francisco for my undergraduate degree and then went to a New Age spirituality school the following year for my master's …

Shawgi Tell (2022-06-14). "Booming" Economy Leaves Millions Behind: Part Eight. dissidentvoice.org Economic and social disasters continue to increase worldwide. There is no "healthy recovery" from the pandemic. The level of irreparable harm being caused by the inability and unwillingness of the ruling elite to solve any problems, even small problems, is glaring. With no sense of shame or irony, the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, …

Anonymous Contributor (2022-06-14). Libre Las Tres: Mexican Feminists Held as Political Prisoners. itsgoingdown.org Call to support feminist political prisoners facing charges for engaging in a series of occupations in so-called Mexico. photo: @Usagii_ko On April 15th, around 200 police officers in Mexico City arrested three women that had occupied and turned the office of Mexico's National Human Rights Commission building (CNDH) into a housing sanctuary for women that…

Editor (2022-06-14). Journalists confront Antony Blinken and Luis Almagro at Summit of the Americas, call out hypocrisy. mronline.org On the second day of the 9th Summit of the Americas that is taking place in Los Angeles, journalists questioned officials from the United States government and the U.S.-controlled Organization of American States (OAS), calling out their hypocritical discourses on democracy and freedom of the press.

Colin Todhunter (2022-06-14). Pouring Poison and Planting Seeds of Dependency. dissidentvoice.org Do you remember the iconic Union Carbide image from the 19 s or early 1960s? The one with the giant hand coming from the sky, pouring pesticides onto Indian soil. The blurb below the image includes the following: Science helps build a new India — India has developed bold new plans to build its economy and …

Final Straw (2022-06-14). Final Straw: Support Jessica Reznicek and Navigating Conflict in Movement. itsgoingdown.org Long-running anarchist radio show and podcast, The Final Straw, presents an interview with a supporter of Water Protector Jessica Reznicek. Listen and Download HERE First up, Charlotte speaks about their friend, political prisoner and water defender Jessica Reznicek who just had an appeal denied of an 8 year sentence and terrorism enhancement for sabotaging the…

Richard S. Dunn (2022-06-14). New Bill That Passed House Reinvokes Old Russian Bogeyman as Pretext For More U.S. Intervention in Africa. covertactionmagazine.com Liberal Democrats shamefully all voted for the "Countering Malign Russian Influence Activities in Africa" Act—seems like relic from bygone era …

Amarynth (2022-06-14). Yellow Vest Win: The death of Western parliamentary democracy as the most progressive government. thesaker.is by Ramin Mazaheri for The Saker blog The fight against autocracy and monarchy &#1 ; the dominant theme of progressive politics in human history &#1 ; has always begun with the fight…

Splcenter (2022-06-14). Jan. 6 Hearings: Why they matter and what we can do together to protect democracy. splcenter.org

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-06-14). Dr. Sandy Darity Makes It Plain With The Science: Class Doesn't Explain Black-White Wealth Gap. moguldom.com Renowned reparations scholar and Duke University professor Dr. William "Sandy" Darity used statistics to prove his point on why people shouldn't use class to explain the Black-white wealth gap. "At some point those who persist in claiming that inequality in the US is primarily a matter of class need to address the following three data …

Jesse Jackson (2022-06-14). Trump Isn't on Trial—All of Us Are. commondreams.org It is our democracy—not just the former president—that is in the dock. Will it be defended or deformed? Will it end strengthened or undermined?

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-14). Watergate-like scandal escalates electoral tensions in Colombia. colombiareports.com Alleged spying on the campaign of Colombia's opposition candidate has escalated tensions ahead of Sunday's presidential elections. According to progressive candidate Gustavo Petro, opponents have been spying on the opposition…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-06-14). Biden to pay 1st visit to Middle East as president in July. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — President Joe Biden will make his first trip to the Middle East next month with visits to the occupied lands of Palestine (Israel), the occupied West Bank and Saudi Arabia, the White House announced Tuesday.

Miles Mogulescu (2022-06-14). This 'Bipartisan' Gun Deal With Senate Republicans Is Worse Than Nothing. commondreams.org Accepting this do-nothing gun "compromise" just disillusions potential Democratic voters and makes it likely Republicans will retake Congress.

Marjorie Cohn (2022-06-14). Torture Memo Lawyer John Yoo Devises Theory for Stealing Presidential Elections. zcomm.org Twisting the law to fit his nefarious agenda isn't new to Yoo…

Submedia.tv (2022-06-14). System Fail 13: The Spoils of Empire. itsgoingdown.org System Fail from sub.Media takes a look at global news from an anarchist perspective. In the wake of Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, we take a look at some of the recent resistance waged by two nations rendered stateless by British cartographers. First we visit Palestine where tensions have flared into several violent confrontations between…

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-14). Colombia's elections marred by violence and fraud claims. colombiareports.com The rival campaigns in Colombia's elections have both claimed that Sunday's vote will be rigged against their candidates. The accusations suggest that the losing candidate may refuse to recognize the…

Peoples' Dispatch (2022-06-14). Bolivia: Court sentences former coup president Jeanine àÅñez to 10 years' prison. greenleft.org.au A Bolivian court has found Jeanine àÅñez and former police and military chiefs guilty for their role in crimes committed during the coup against then-president Evo Morales in November 2019, reports Peoples Dispatch.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-06-14). Labor's 2022 election work to be driven from the bottom up. peoplesworld.org PHILADELPHIA—Organized labor's political campaign this year will be driven from the bottom up, emphasizing issues, as state federations and central labor councils make the key political decisions and then fit candidates into the issue matrix for endorsement decisions. So says Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten, chair of the federation's committee on relations with and responsibilities …

Chris Hedges (2022-06-13). Chris Hedges: Society of Spectacle. mintpressnews.com The televised spectacle of the January 6th hearings will not restore democracy or halt the rise of the far right. The hearings are a desperate ploy by a doomed political class.

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