2022-06-24: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-24). Biden Again Blames Putin For High Gas Prices as Russian Oil Sales Soar. news.antiwar.com The US-led sanctions campaign against Russia has backfired on the West as Americans and Europeans are facing soaring gas prices, and Since Russia invaded Ukraine, President Biden has written off rising gas prices and inflation as "Putin's price hike." On Wednesday, Biden doubled down on blaming Russia while also admitting that his policies have only made things worse for Americans. | "We cut off Russian oil into the United States, and our partners in Europe did the same, knowing that we would see hig…

____ (2022-06-24). (W.E. Talk) U.S. aim to 'maintain the existing international order' is not convincing. ecns.cn It has been a year and a half since the Biden administration took office, but China-U.S. relations have yet to bottom out. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently summed up "invest, align, compete"in the newly-announced governmental approach to China. So who is undermining the international order? And how should the U.S. find a new path in its China approach?

People vs. Fossil Fuels Coalition (2022-06-24). Thursday 6/23: "Dear Pres.Biden: Just Say No to Fossil Fuels" – National Film Premiere w/ Q&A (virtual). indybay.org Virtual screening…

ERA Coalition & Fund For Women's Equality (2022-06-24). Thursday 6/23: The ERA & Gen Z: Engaging Youth to be Equality Voters in 2022 Elections Virtual Town Hall. indybay.org Online webinar…

NNU, Healthcare Now, People's Action (2022-06-24). Tuesday 6/28: #Patients Over Profits! Medicare For All & 2022 Midterms w/ National Nurses United. indybay.org Online webinar…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-06-24). 2022 California Juneteenth Holiday still an optional notion for some reason. indybay.org 20 years ago California Juneteenth National Freedom Day was established as "optional" and today AB 1655 offers another "optional" path toward celebrations of our unique California Journey From Slavery to Freedom beginning on 1535 in Baja California Sur.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-06-24). California Juneteenth Paid Holiday for All. indybay.org The long and difficult journey to establish Juneteenth as a National Holiday has strong roots in California. Nearly 2,000 US Colored Troops from California helped preserve the Union and begin the legal ending of chattel slavery that continues today. Alignment with US Law, signed by President Biden for all Federal employees is good. A paid holiday for all Californians may take a bit more time and need your assistance. No need to rush, 20 years ago AB 1749 (Longville) made the difference with strong bipartisan support, if delay is needed to align California with Washington DC, please consider the wisdom. Those "unk…

WSWS (2022-06-23). The real message in Biden's phony gas tax cut: Workers must pay for Ukraine war. wsws.org President Biden's proposals to reduce gas prices at the pump are a series of meaningless appeals to Congress and the oil monopolies aimed at covering up the real causes of inflation and falsely blaming it all on Vladimir Putin.

WSWS (2022-06-23). Bipartisan gun bill passes procedural vote in US Senate. wsws.org Hailed by Democratic and some Republican senators as an example of "bipartisanship," the 80-page bill does not restrict the sale of semi-automatic rifles, but does provide millions of dollars in additional funding to local, state and federal police.

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-23). House Panel Increases Biden's 2023 Military Budget Request By $37 Billion. news.antiwar.com On Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee agreed to boost President Biden's requested military budget for the 2023 fiscal year While the House panel agreed to a massive increase, it's still lower than

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-23). Biden Authorizes New $4 Million Weapons Package for Ukraine. news.antiwar.com On Thursday, President Biden The Biden administration first sent HIMARS to Ukraine as part of a previous arms package that was announced on June 1, which represented a significant escalation in US military aid to Kyiv. Ukrainian officials said Thursday that they Accord…

The Socialist Program (2022-06-23). Building Revolutionary Solidarity Across the Americas Against the Failed "Summit of the Americas" liberationnews.org In a true show of intercontinental solidarity, words from Cuban President Miguel Diaz Canel joined the speeches of Native activist and Co-Director of the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee Jean Roach, National Director of BYP100 D'atra Jackson, and host of this show, Brian Becker, at the final plenary of the three-day-long People's Summit for Democracy in early June.

Brett Wilkins (2022-06-23). Paul and Blackburn Among GOP Senators Opposing Extension of School Meal Program. commondreams.org "We cannot allow 95 million meals to be missed by kids this summer," warned Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal in the face of the Republicans' obstruction.

Jason Ditz (2022-06-23). As Nuclear Talks Stall, Iran Pursues Regional Diplomacy. news.antiwar.com While the centerpiece of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi's foreign policy since his election has been trying to salvage the P5+1 nuclear deal, the relative slow-down of that process has allowed him to assert his own diplomatic inclinations. | That policy is one his allies call a "balanced" approach to Iran has hosted three presidents already this month, the presidents of nearby Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan…

Dana Sanchez (2022-06-23). Biden Calls For A Gas Tax Holiday But Obama Previously Called The Concept A 'Gimmick' For Politicians To Win The Next Election. moguldom.com President Joe Biden asked Congress on Wednesday to suspend federal gas and diesel taxes for three months through the summer travel season to give Americans some relief at the pump, but some Democrats including his former boss have expressed doubts that such a move can provide many benefits. The taxes in question include an 18.4 cents-per-gallon federal …

Slorinoco (2022-06-23). Mexico Renews Offer of Asylum to Julian Assange. orinocotribune.com The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), stated that his country will open its doors to the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, to provide him with asylum in the event that the United States decides to release him. | During his morning press conference, AMLO indicated that he will intercede with US President Joe Biden to address the case of Assange's extradition. | "I am aware that it goes against the harsh, severe groups that exist in the US as in all countries, but humanism must also prevail," said AMLO. "Mexico opens the doors to Assange in the event that it decides to free him. There are…

The Socialist Program (2022-06-23). Biden's Failed Summit: Latin America Resists. liberationnews.org Since the Monroe Doctrine, Latin America has resisted U.S. attempts to dominate the region.

_____ (2022-06-23). Union Kitchen Workers Declare Victory In Their Efforts To Unionize. popularresistance.org The National Labor Relations Board determined Tuesday that a majority of Union Kitchen workers voted to unionize, according to the freshly-minted labor union's collective bargaining agent, United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 400. The NLRB reviewed the results of the formal election, which took place three months ago, after CEO and founder Cullen Gilchrist challenged some ballots — including those of two vocally pro-union workers who cast ballots but were fired before their votes had been counted. | NLRB press secretary Kayla Blado confirmed that a majority of valid votes cast had been in favor of…

_____ (2022-06-23). You Can't 'Green' The Military. popularresistance.org In 2021, the U.S. Department of Defense issued its Climate Adaptation Plan, which has been lauded by corporate media as a supposedly serious mobilization against climate change. More recently, the U.S. Army has followed suit with its own Climate Strategy. More and more frequently, Democratic politicians are learning to frame the eternal imperative of an eternally expanding military budget in the language of "greening" the military. Similar language is used by Pentagon higher-ups, and even more frequently by those from the "industry" side of the military-industrial complex. | Make no mistake: the military is one o…

Editor (2022-06-23). America's Second Civil War is Underway. scheerpost.com By Blake Fleetwood / Original to ScheerPost | The frightening epidemic of gun violence in the US has become a commonplace reality. Easy access to firearms is an obstacle that national politicians have not been able to overcome with more than lip service. But gun violence is merely one ominous symptom of a growing social collapse that directly threatens our nearly 2 -year old system of democratic capitalism. | We begin with this: There have been 260 mass shootings so far this year, and 2022 is projected to hit an all-time record.

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-06-23). Inside The Relaunch Of Baltimore Beat Newspaper As A Nonprofit. moguldom.com The Baltimore Beat newspaper returned In May from a two-year hiatus with a new business structure and distribution strategy. This summer, the "Black-led, Black controlled nonprofit newspaper and media outlet" announced it will begin publishing a free hardcopy print newspaper bi-weekly in addition to its online content. The reason for going old school when so …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-06-23). '1619 Project' Pulitzer Winner Nikole Hannah-Jones Calls For Reparations For Slavery In U.N. Speech. moguldom.com Renowned scholar and Howard University Professor Nikole Hannah-Jones recently called on all nations that participated in the Transatlantic Slave Trade to pay reparations for the array of harms they caused Black people. "It is time for the nations that engaged in and profited from the transatlantic slave trade to do what is right and what …

____ (2022-06-23). Officials recall pressure at Jan 6 hearing. ecns.cn The House select committee investigating last year's Jan 6 attack on the Capitol heard riveting and emotional testimony from state election officials on Tuesday on how defeated president Donald Trump and his allies pressured them to reverse the 2020 election results.

Edu Montesanti (2022-06-23). The Yemeni War and the Rule of Impunity, Interview with Noam Chomsky. orinocotribune.com Biden vowed to stop U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia; particularly about Yemen, he claimed he would end all U.S. support for offensive operations in the Middle Eastern-torn country | As the American president now contradicts his promises, the Yemeni humanitarian catastrophe is today much worse than when Trump was in power | Chomsky, in this exclusive interview, strongly questions Biden's "defensive weapons" trading to the Saudi while, more than ever, Yemen the stage of a Saudi-U.S. proxy war against Iran at expense of dozens of millions of innocent Yemeni civilians | June 21, 2022—As the world's attention is…

Robert C. Koehler (2022-06-23). These Are Not 'Good Guys With Guns.' These People Are Killing Us. commondreams.org How did the Republican Party get so unhinged? Easy as it is to blame Donald Trump, I blame something far more deeply entrenched.

Brett Wilkins (2022-06-23). House Jan. 6 Committee Reveals 'Seditious Six' GOP Lawmakers Who Sought Trump Pardons. commondreams.org "The only reason you ask for a pardon is if you think you've committed a crime," said one member of the congressional committee investigating the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Staff (2022-06-23). EEUU envía a Kiev nuevo paquete de ayuda militar por 450 millones de dólares. cubadebate.cu El coordinador de Comunicaciones Estratégicas del Consejo de Seguridad Nacional de la Casa Blanca, John Kirby, anunció este jueves que Estados Unidos enviará a Ucrania otro paquete de ayuda militar por 450 millones de dólares. Desde febrero, el gobierno de Biden ha enviado a Ucrania 6 100 millones de dólares en ayuda militar.

WSWS (2022-06-23). At least 1 in 12 Chicago Public Schools students caught COVID-19 during past school year. wsws.org The staggering figures, an understatement of the real rates of infection, are an indictment of the reopening and mass infection policy carried out by the ruling class and the Democratic Party, with the critical assistance of the CTU.

Jordan Schachtel (2022-06-23). Already Expired: Moderna's upcoming Omicron shot is formulated for a variant that no longer exists. globalresearch.ca Moderna's reformulated mRNA COVID injection, the highly touted — and continuously delayed — "Omicron vaccine," was tailored to an Omicron subvariant that no longer exists. | The pharmaceutical company's Omicron-specific shot was formulated for the BA.1 subvariant of Omicron, which hasn't …

Mitchell Zimmerman (2022-06-23). There Is More Than Enough Evidence to Indict Trump. commondreams.org With democracy itself under siege, Attorney General Merrick Garland must uphold his oath to defend the Constitution.

Contributing Writers (2022-06-23). Vatican Endorses "Killer Vaccine": Commemorative Coins Promoting the 'Need to be Vaccinated' against COVID/By Kennedy Hall. marktaliano.net An eight-piece set includes a 20 euro silver coin depicting a young person getting jabbed with a needle. Original Link Here: Vatican Endorses "Killer Vaccine": Commemorative Coins Promoting the 'Need to be Vaccinated' against COVID &#1 ; Global ResearchGlobal Research &#1 ; Centre for Research on Globalization By Kennedy H..]…

WSWS (2022-06-23). Union shuts down New Jersey hospital walkout before Nevada Prime Healthcare workers strike. wsws.org The contract was rammed through in an entirely anti-democratic procedure and workers must reject the vote as illegitimate.

Common Dreams staff (2022-06-23). WATCH: Jan. 6 Hearing Highlights 'Brazen' Trump Attempt to Use DOJ to Overturn Election. commondreams.org The House January 6 committee plans to examine a meeting in which then-President Donald Trump pushed to replace then-Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen with Jeffrey Clark, a DOJ official who had indicated his willingness to pursue false claims of mass voter fraud.

Harvey Wasserman (2022-06-23). The Second Amendment Demands Gun Control. commondreams.org A National Guard, yes. Heavily-armed lunatics roaming the streets unregulated? Never.

WSWS (2022-06-23). January 6 committee "flooded" with new evidence on Trump coup. wsws.org The House Select Committee announced that it would postpone further hearings, after Thursday's, to study new videos and documents.

Anand Naidoo (2022-06-23). The Heat: U.S. gun reform & January 6th hearings. america.cgtn.com An election official testifies that former President Donald Trump pressured him to find more votes to overturn the 2020 election result. And for the first time in nearly 30 years, the U.S. Senate moves forward on a bipartisan gun safety bill.

WSWS (2022-06-23). France's hung parliament, rising class struggles stagger Macron. wsws.org Macron reacted to his devastating defeat in the legislative elections with a perfunctory10-minute address calling on other parties to support his policies of austerity and war.

_____ (2022-06-22). Venezuelan's View: Petro Victory In Colombia, US Sanctions, Iran Pact. popularresistance.org Multipolarista host Benjamin Norton speaks with Venezuelan journalist Jesús Rodríguez Espinoza, editor of independent news outlet the Orinoco Tribune, about the victory of left-wing candidate Gustavo Petro in Colombia's presidential election, the easing of a few US sanctions, and Venezuela's 20-year cooperation agreement with Iran.

Jessica Buxbaum (2022-06-22). Meet UEA PAC, the New Wall-Street Backed SuperPac Funding Pro-Israel Black Democrats. mintpressnews.com Presenting itself as empowering the Black community, a new political action committee (PAC) with corporate and pro-Israel ties hopes to spend millions to defeat progressives.

Dana Sanchez (2022-06-22). Andrew Gillum Indicted For Fraud, Conspiracy, Lying Related To His Campaign: 'This Case Is Not Legal, It Is Political'. moguldom.com Andrew Gillum, 42, who narrowly lost to Ron DeSantis in the 2018 midterm elections as Florida's governor, was charged, along with an associate, by federal prosecutors in 21-count federal indictment Wednesday in Tallahassee. Nineteen of the 21 counts each carry a maximum of 20 years in prison. Gillum was the first Black gubernatorial candidate in …

_____ (2022-06-22). Colombia's New President: What This Victory Means For The Continent. popularresistance.org On August 7th a new left of center government will take power in Colombia. Many questions remain to be answered but one thing is clear: this historic election marks a break with a long Colombian history of State violence and monolithic conservatism. | On June 19, Gustavo Petro beat his rival, the businessman Rodolfo Hernández, by a margin of 50.44% to 47.03%, after 100% of the country's polling stations reported their results. Both his opponent and current president Iván Duque recognized the results, congratulating Petro. | Despite an information war and decades of violence against the left, over 11 million Colom…

_____ (2022-06-22). Latest UN-Led Talks Over Libyan Elections Fail. popularresistance.org The United Nations Special Advisor on Libya said on Monday, June 20, that the Libyan parties participating in the recent round of talks in Egyptian capital Cairo have failed to reach a consensus over a legal process to hold national elections in the war-torn country. The failed talks have led to fresh apprehensions about the future of the peace process in Libya. | The third round of talks between the representatives of the Tripoli-based High Council of State (HCS) and the Tobruk-based Libyan parliament were held between June 12 to 20. The first two rounds of talks were held in Cairo last month. The talks to resol…

Editor (2022-06-22). Labor's militant minority. mronline.org How a new class of "salts"—radicals who take jobs to help unionization—is boosting the organizing efforts of long-term workers.

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-06-22). After Getting Big Check From Jeff Bezos For Private Foundation, Obamas Take Podcast To Amazon's Audible Platform. moguldom.com Barack and Michelle Obama have found a new home for their podcasts at Amazon's audio storytelling platform Audible. The news comes just two months after the former first couple parted ways with Spotify after failing to come to a renewal agreement with the company. The Obamas' Higher Ground Productions signed an "exclusive, worldwide, multi-project, multi-year …

PAI (2022-06-22). AFL-CIO: Supporting PRO Act is a litmus test for politicians wanting labor's backing. peoplesworld.org PHILADELPHIA (PAI)—It was buried at the bottom of a long resolution detailing the need to rewrite and strengthen U.S. labor laws, making them pro-worker again, but the AFL-CIO has reiterated that candidates' support for the Protect the Right to Organize (PRO) Act shall be a litmus test—though it didn't use those words—for labor's election endorsements. …

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