2022-06-19: News Headlines

TeleSUR, yart, JGN (2022-06-19). Asesor de Seguridad Nacional de EE.UU. da positivo a Covid-19. telesurtv.net La Casa Blanca confirmó el jueves que el presidente Biden, quien saldrá de gira pronto, dio negativo a la enfermedad.

____ (2022-06-19). Cradle of Civilization: Niuheliang Site. ecns.cn The Niuheliang site lies on a mountain ridge bordering Jianping county and Lingyuan city in Chaoyang, Northeast China's Liaoning province. The site dates back to between 5,500 and 5,000 years ago, a time period in the late Neolithic era and defined by Chinese archaeologists as the Hongshan Culture.

Frank Hammer (2022-06-19). Open Letter To Labor Notes About Relationship To US NED Funded AFL-CIO "Solidarity Center" indybay.org Retired UAW Local 909 president Frank Hammer challenges Labor Notes about their relationship with the US NED funded "Solidarity Center" in Mexico and the US. The AFL-CIO International Departmen AIFLD t was involved in the attack and murder of Mexico City Ford workers yet Labor Notes has refused to cover this issue and the fact that the "Solidarity Center" is now receiving $75 million a year from the National Endowment for Democracy which was set up by the US government and CIA.

TeleSUR, rp, JGN (2022-06-19). Uruguay conmemora natalicio de prócer José Artigas. telesurtv.net El hondo pensamiento republicano de José Artigas lo llevó a ser considerado entre los grandes próceres de América.

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-18). Report: US MQ-1C Gray Eagle Drone Sale to Ukraine Has Been Paused. news.antiwar.com Reuters reported on Friday that a Biden administration plan to sell Ukraine four MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones to Ukraine The MQ-1C Gray Eagle can be armed with hellfire missiles and can fly for about 30 hours. If sold to Kyiv, the drone would give Ukrainian forces the capabilities to carry out airstrikes deep inside Russian territory. | Sources told Reuters that the plan to sell the drones to Ukraine was…

_____ (2022-06-18). The Lethality Of Washington's Global Monroe Doctrine. popularresistance.org This past week, as part of its policy to dominate the American hemisphere, the United States government organised the 9th Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles. US President Joe Biden made it clear early on that three countries in the hemisphere (Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela) would not be invited to the event, claiming that they are not democracies. At the same time, Biden was reportedly planning an upcoming visit to Saudi Arabia — a self-described theocracy. Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador questioned the legitimacy of Biden's exclusionary stance, and so Mexico, Bolivia, and Honduras refuse…

Editor (2022-06-18). Migrant Children Jailed in Inhumane Conditions Under Biden. scheerpost.com By Anna Flagg and Julia Preston / During their harrowing journey from Venezuela to the Texas border, the three Zaragoza children liked to imagine the refuge they would find when they reached the United States, a place where they would finally be free from hunger and police harassment and could simply be kids. | Instead, when they reached the border in March, they were detained — dirty with mud from the Rio Grande and shivering with cold — in frigid cinder block cells. They spent sleepless nights…

_____ (2022-06-18). We Need A National Organization To Energize The Fight For Single Payer. popularresistance.org There is a need for a national group of grassroots activists advocating, mobilizing, and organizing exclusively for national single payer. | In the early days of 2021, when it became clear no member of Congress would champion the cause of Medicare for All, a group of long-time health care activists, unionists, grassroots organizers, and progressives met to discuss the need for a national organization to unite activists across the country and rally the movement for national single payer health care free from corporate profits. The activists were frustrated. After all, the Democrats held power in the House, in the…

_____ (2022-06-18). New Global Movement Against Capitalism And For Socialism. popularresistance.org Working class communities around the world are organizing against capitalism. They are also forging a new international movement of solidarity and cooperation in the International People's Assembly. How can organizers build international unity, and oppose the tools used by the ruling class to divide and defeat the popular movements that are expanding democracy while fighting to save the planet? | Brian is joined at the People's Summit for Democracy by Stephanie Weatherbee Brito with the International Peoples' Assembly.

Roger D. Harris (2022-06-18). Summit of the Americas Flops While Workers Summit Exposes Cracks in the Imperial Faàßade. orinocotribune.com By Roger D. Harris &#1 ; Jun 15, 2022 | Valentín, the man next to us in line as we made our way across the international border, asked what we had been doing in Tijuana. We had been at the Valentín, who had been born in Mexico and spent most of his working…

Ian Vandewalker (2022-06-18). Big Money Behind 'Big Lie' Insurrection Now Flowing Into Midterm Election. commondreams.org Big donors who supported the insurrection and the election denial that inspired it are spending to influence this year's races.

Ralph Nader (2022-06-18). The US Senate Is the Bipartisan Graveyard of Democracy. commondreams.org What some dare call the "world's greatest deliberative body" is really the "world's most pompously unproductive legislative chamber."

Jim Spellman (2022-06-18). th anniversary of Watergate. america.cgtn.com years ago, a botched burglary of the Democratic party headquarters at the Watergate building in Washington kicked off a scandal that would bring down a president. Learn more about insider.

Staff (2022-06-18). Fidel: Vilma no se inmutaba ante peligro alguno (+ Video). cubadebate.cu En el aniversario 15 del fallecimiento de Vilma Espín, Cubadebate y el sitio Fidel Soldado de las Ideas recuerdan fotos y fragmentos de la reflexión que escribiera Fidel Castro, "Las luchas de Vilma" al momento de su muerte.

Tamara Nassar (2022-06-18). Biden hopes to preside over Israel-Saudi wedding. electronicintifada.net US leader's visit to Saudi Arabia will be first since murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

WSWS (2022-06-18). Australian Labor government moves to slash social spending and impose real wage cuts. wsws.org The Albanese government has vowed to cut spending even more than initially flagged straight after the election, and to stifle workers' demands for wages to match inflation.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-06-18). CA State Parks Commission considers one of the most endangered historic sites in America. indybay.org California State Park and Recreation Commission may visit one of the most endangered historic preservation sites in America. Negro Hill, Mormon Island and Negro Bar Gold Mining District represents "hidden figures" from the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. As the Nation celebrates Juneteenth Freedom, California State Parks regional staff continues a generational effort to erase, distort and destroy all authentic golden legacy by people of African descent during the California Gold Rush Era (1840-1875)…

Staff (2022-06-18). Colombia Presidential Candidate Rodolfo Hernández's Miami Yacht Party Sparks Scandal. orinocotribune.com Just days before the second round of the presidential elections in Colombia, a Colombian media outlet released images and video of an exotic party in which Rodolfo Hernández, the candidate of the League of Anti-corruption Governors, participated, with a number of businessmen and several young women on a yacht in Miami. The images generated controversy not only due to the attitude of the candidate, but also because the luxurious party was paid for by the US Pharmaceutical company Pfizer, interested in expanding its business in Colombia. | The images were revealed by the Colombian outlet Cambio which cited a confid…

Labor Video Project (2022-06-18). Democracy, General Strikes & Fascism At AFL-CIO With Van Deusen Pres Vermont AFL-CIO. indybay.org Vermont AFL-CIO president David Van Deusen reports on the refusal of the AFL-CIO Executive Council to allow his state's resolution for democracy in the AFL-CIO with direct election of the national officers by the rank and file as well as preparing for a general strike against any attempted coup or insurrection.

Trita Parsi (2022-06-18). Biden's Policy Increasingly Looks Like Trump's Middle East Strategy. commondreams.org The U.S. leader is reportedly planning to offer a security pact—similar to the Abraham Accords finalized under his predecessor—to the autocratic regimes in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-18). Colombia to hold elections without any ceasefires. colombiareports.com Colombia's second round of elections will be held on Sunday without any ceasefires between the military and illegal armed groups. Guerrilla groups ELN and the Southeastern Bloc did announce a…

John Bachtell (2022-06-18). Juneteenth 2022: Demanding a Third Radical Reconstruction of U.S. capitalism. peoplesworld.org Tens of thousands are descending on Washington, D.C. for the historic, multiracial "Moral March on Washington and to the Polls." The march occurs during the Juneteenth Holiday weekend and the growing battle to preserve and extend U.S. constitutional democracy. The march, called by the Poor People's Campaign, aims to mobilize the nation's 140 million Black, …

WSWS (2022-06-18). Mediation fails at railroad talks, Biden likely to appoint Emergency Board. wsws.org Following the declaration of an impasse in mediated contract talks, the negotiations for 130,000 rail workers may be sent to a Presidential Emergency Board.

Xiaolu Sun (2022-06-18). The history of Juneteenth. america.cgtn.com CGTN's Toni Waterman spoke with Harrison Eppright, the Manager of Visitor Services and Tour Ambassador for Visit Austin about the historical legacy of Juneteenth.

WSWS (2022-06-18). Republican lawmakers and officials hail Trump at far-right "Faith and Freedom" event. wsws.org Undeterred by the January 6 Committee's revelations, Republican officials demonstrated their fealty to the ex-president during the three-day Christian-right political conference in Nashville.

WSWS (2022-06-18). The January 6 hearings and the ongoing plot against democracy. wsws.org The third hearing of the House January 6 Committee, held Thursday, leaves no doubt that Donald Trump was engaged in an attempt to establish a presidential dictatorship.

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-17). Biden Attempts to Downplay Plans to Meet MbS in Saudi Arabia. news.antiwar.com On Friday, President Biden Biden made the comments when asked how he will handle the Saudi killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi when he visits Saudi Arabia next month. "The same way I've been handling it," he told reporters. | "I'm not going to meet with MBS. I'm going…

Editor (2022-06-17). ExxonMobil responds to Biden's call for increased oil production. mronline.org ExxonMobil responded to the US President by urging his administration to enact emergency measures.

Editor (2022-06-17). New Bill that passed House reinvokes old Russian bogeyman as pretext for more U.S. intervention in Africa. mronline.org Liberal Democrats shamefully all voted for the "Countering Malign Russian Influence Activities in Africa" Act—seems like relic from bygone era…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-17). Gabriel Boric: Expression of Failure and Subservience of Social Democracy to Big Capital. libya360.wordpress.com José Neto The young lackey represents the derisory role of social democracy in the global class dynamics and its subservience to the main poles of Western power. Gabriel Boric was elected with the highest vote in Chilean history, 4,620,671 votes, he was a product of the revolutionary masses who fought in the streets of Chile…

John Bachtell (2022-06-17). In Democratic states, climate justice victories push toward net zero carbon. peoplesworld.org Despite fierce efforts by fossil fuel corporations and Congressional Republicans to block President Joe Biden's environmental agenda, climate policies embedded in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, executive orders, and action by the Environmental Protection Agency are advancing progress toward achieving net-zero carbon emissions. In addition, Biden froze tariffs on imported panels and, at …

Mark Gruenberg (2022-06-17). Witness: Trump's pressure on Pence to steal election part of 'war against democracy'. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—In gritty detail, witnesses, including the former chief lawyer for Donald Trump's vice president, Mike Pence, and evidence told lawmakers and the public how Trump and his team schemed to have Pence steal the 2020 election for him on Jan. 6, 2021. The plan involved Pence returning contested electoral votes to key swing states which …

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