Daily Archives: June 7, 2022

2022-06-07: News Headlines

____ (2022-06-07). Cuba accuses U.S. of excluding certain countries from regional summit. ecns.cn There is no single reason to justify the U.S. government's "undemocratic and arbitrary exclusion" of any country of the hemisphere from the 9th Summit of the Americas, the Cuban government said Monday in a statement.

Staff (2022-06-07). American senator calls for creation of Pacific NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Nikkei AsiaJune 7, 2022 Create a NATO for the Pacific, U.S. senator proposes The U.S. should push back against China's efforts to expand its sphere of influence by creating a "Pacific NATO," a senator has proposed. Sen. Ben Sasse, a Republican from Nebraska known as a prominent critic of Donald Trump, blasted both the former …

Editor (2022-06-07). France in 2022: the People's Union, and Mélenchon. mronline.org In the run-up to June's parliamentary elections, the political atmosphere in France has been transformed by a new left alliance, the New Popular Union. How useful is it and what are its prospects?>

Murray Horton (2022-06-07). Australia's Newly Elected Labor Prime Minister Anthony Albanese Rushed to Meet with Joe Biden in Tokyo After His Election Victory to Fortify Anti-Chinese Alliance. covertactionmagazine.com Australian Labor Party a pale shadow of what it was in the 1970s under Gough Whitlam—who was overthrown in a …

____ (2022-06-07). Flooded road makes a splash in Jiangxi. ecns.cn Continuous rain in Jiangxi has led to a rise of water level of the Poyang Lake, China's largest freshwater lake. The 5.05-kilometer-long Dahuchi water highway was submerged in water.

Chris Walker (2022-06-07). 44 Percent of GOP Voters View Mass Shootings as Part of Living in "Free Society" truthout.org A new poll has found that a remarkable percentage of Republican voters believe that nothing can be done to prevent mass shootings in the future. |

Manolo De Los Santos (2022-06-06). A second left-wing progressive wave is emerging in Latin America. mronline.org The 9th Summit of the Americas, scheduled to take place in Los Angeles in June, remains uncertain. Since the Biden administration has not invited the leaders of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela on the grounds of "democracy issues", the leaders of Cuba, Bolivia, Mexico, Argentina, and other countries have expressed the possibility of refusing to participate.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-06). 'Beacon of Democracy': Kiev Regime's Practice of Kidnapping People Spirals Out of Control. libya360.wordpress.com Drago Bosnic Ever since the Obama administration orchestrated the 2014 Euromaidan color revolution (US/NATO's weapon of choice when hijacking entire nations), the mainstream media have been feeding the political West's populace the narrative of Ukraine being the "freedom and democracy lighthouse in the dictatorial post-Soviet darkness". However, after the start of Russia's special military operation more than three months ago, this…

Sara Flounders, Lyn Neeley (2022-06-06). La Cumbre de las Américas de Biden está en graves problemas. workers.org 30 de mayo — Las grandes expectativas de Biden de que la celebración de la Cumbre de las Américas este año demostrará la influencia de Estados Unidos en el hemisferio occidental se están erosionando. La mayoría de los países del hemisferio occidental se han retirado de la Cumbre tras la . . . |

Betsey Piette (2022-06-06). Greedy gunmaker targets youth for assault weapons profits. workers.org Across the U.S., capitalist politicians, including President Joe Biden, spew endless verbiage about the need to control assault weapons, yet do little to make this happen. Meanwhile the parents of one of the children killed and a school staffer in Uvalde, Texas, have started legal actions against Daniel Defense, the . . . |

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-06). Mexican President Will Not Attend Biden's Americas Summit Over Exclusion of Other Countries. news.antiwar.com In a blow to President Biden, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador "I can inform the people of Mexico that I will not go to the summit," López Obrador said. "I won't go to the summit because not all countries in the Americas are invited." | Mexico is not entirely boycotting the summit as López Obrador said he would be sending his foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, in his place. The lead…

Kyle Anzalone (2022-06-06). After US and South Korean War Games, North Korea to Tests Flurry of Missiles. news.antiwar.com The US and South Korea wrapped up military drills involving a US aircraft carrier. Following the war games, North Korea tested eight missiles. Washington and Seoul responded to Pyongyang by conducting a series of missile launches. The three-day exercises were led by the USS Ronald Reagan and included ships from the South Korean navy. Joint …

_____ (2022-06-06). On Anthony Blinken's Speech at George Washington University. journal-neo.org The end of May saw a number of striking developments in Washington's foreign policy in relation to China, the USA's main geopolitical foe. Several of these developments took place during President Joe Biden's trip to South Korea and Japan. Particularly worthy of note were the US President's long-anticipated announcement about the launch of the Indo-Pacific …

_____ (2022-06-06). Guarding Democracy From News. popularresistance.org The past month has seen blows against freedom of speech for independent news outlets and, indeed, for all Americans. I'm not being hyperbolic here. There are real threats to our freedom of speech against which we ought to mobilize. | First, the Biden administration named something called a "Disinformation Governance Board," housed in the Department of Homeland Security, whose job will supposedly be to "standardize the treatment of disinformation by the agencies it oversees." That means that the government will be the final arbiter of what disinformation is. It will decide what we can and can't read. At least that…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-06-06). People's Summit set to begin in bold challenge to the Summit of the Americas. peoplesdispatch.org The People's Summit, organized and supported by social movements throughout the continents, will begin on two days after Biden's Summit of the Americas…

Blake Skylar (2022-06-06). Sweeping Republicans out of Congress and statehouses key to saving environment. peoplesworld.org After four years of Trump policies and cuts that have obliterated environmental protection, the Biden administration is left to pick up the pieces. Its predecessor's administration was littered with an anti-climate, anti-science menagerie, including former lobbyists and lawyers for fossil fuel companies and chemical manufacturers—many of whom were appointed to the EPA itself. Though President …

David Sirota (2022-06-06). TONIGHT AT 7PM: What's The Matter With The Democrats. levernews.com Tonight at 7pm ET (4pm PT), we launch our

Miles Mogulescu (2022-06-06). It's Time for Democrats to Stop Agreeing That the Second Amendment Protects an Individual's Right to Bear Arms. commondreams.org It has now been turned into the rationale for a Republican Supreme Court majority to enact an extreme right-wing political agenda, often opposed by a majority of the American people.

WSWS (2022-06-06). In White House visit, New Zealand PM joins escalating US offensive in the Pacific. wsws.org Amid Washington's escalating war drive in Europe and the Indo-Pacific, the meeting between Biden and Ardern saw a hardening of the alliance between the two countries against China.

WSWS (2022-06-06). Secret Service warned by Pence's chief of staff that Trump attack would incite violence against VP. wsws.org The fact that Pence's own chief of staff warned the secret service of potential violence explodes any claims that US intelligence was unaware of Trump's coup plotting.

WSWS (2022-06-06). Gunman kills Wisconsin judge, had Whitmer, Evers on list. wsws.org The man, who killed Judge Roemer and survived an apparent self-inflicted gunshot, had a list of potential targets that included the Democratic governors of Michigan and Wisconsin and the Republican Senate Majority Leader.

TeleSUR, jaa, JGN (2022-06-06). El 77 % de electores aprueba referendo constitucional en Kazajistán. telesurtv.net El mandatario de Kazajistán, Kasim-Yomart Tokaev, dijo que el objetivo de las enmiendas es modernizar y democratizar el sistema político.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-06). Colombia's election race too close to call. colombiareports.com Colombia's pollsters have released contradictory projections on who will win the June 19 presidential elections. Two polls that were released on Saturday and Sunday said that opposition leader Gustavo Petro…

Chris Walker (2022-06-06). House Democrat Proposes Filibuster-Proof 1,000 Percent Tax on AR-15s. truthout.org Virginia Democrat Rep. Don Beyer is drafting a measure that could heavily tax purchases of AR-15s and other semi-automatic weapons, legislation that could potentially bypass a Republican filibuster in the Senate. | Beyer's proposal

WSWS (2022-06-06). Boris Johnson scrapes through no-confidence vote and survives as UK Prime Minister—for now. wsws.org A likely prolonged period of guerrilla warfare has begun in the Conservative Party, with internal skirmishes over upcoming by-elections, the crisis over the Northern Ireland Protocol and an ongoing investigation into whether Johnson knowingly misled parliament.

Igor Derysh (2022-06-06). 20,000 Signatures on GOP-Led "Voter Fraud" Petition in Michigan Were Fraudulent. truthout.org Organizers of a Republican-backed Michigan petition to enact voter restrictions to combat would-be voter fraud missed the state's filing deadline on Wednesday after discovering tens of thousands of fraudulent signatures. | Michigan Republicans are backing the citizen initiative petition known as

Chris Walker (2022-06-06). House Dem Proposes Filibuster-Proof 1000 Percent Tax on AR-15s. truthout.org Virginia Democrat Rep. Don Beyer is drafting a measure that could heavily tax purchases of AR-15s and other semi-automatic weapons, legislation that could potentially bypass a Republican filibuster in the Senate. | Beyer's proposal

TeleSUR, jaa, JGN (2022-06-06). Corea del Sur y EE.UU. disparan ocho misiles en maniobra conjunta. telesurtv.net Corea del Sur rechazó las "provocaciones con misiles balísticos del Norte" y llamó a Pyongyang a detener sus maniobras que "elevan las tensiones militares en la península".

Amy Goodman (2022-06-06). Pennsylvania Governor Race Could Be "Life or Death for Democracy" truthout.org The House committee investigating the deadly January 6 attack on the Capitol will hold its first public hearing on Thursday after 10 months of meeting in private. The hearing will be the first of eight and is expected to draw on roughly 1,000 depositions and interviews. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Will Bunch says the success of the hearings will hinge on whether the committee can convince the public that the January 6 attack "wasn't just a one-off event" but rather "part of an ongoing threat to democracy." Bunch also speaks about the Pennsylvania governor race, which he says "is life or death for democracy,…

Lonnie Ray Atkinson (2022-06-06). Could I Really Vote For That Asshole. zcomm.org This is the last excerpt from a new book Don't Think Of A Republican — How I Won A Republican Primary As A Lefty Progressive And You Can Too…

____ (2022-06-06). Shenzhou-14 astronauts enter space station core module. ecns.cn Screen image captured at Beijing Aerospace Control Center on June 5, 2022 shows three Chinese astronauts, Chen Dong (C), Liu Yang (R) and Cai Xuzhe, saluting after entering the space station core module Tianhe.

Julia Conley (2022-06-06). Beyer Proposes Filibuster-Proof 1,000% Tax on AR-15s. commondreams.org "What it's intended to do is provide another creative pathway to actually make some sensible gun control happen," said the Virginia Democrat of the proposal.

____ (2022-06-06). US Congress Passes Anti-Russia Bill Reinforcing Neo-colonialism in Africa. transcend.org 31 May 2022 – A U.S. Congressional bill has been approved by a wide margin targeting and punishing African states that maintain political and economic relations with the Russian Federation. The legislation compounds further militarization of the Biden administration's foreign policy.

_____ (2022-06-05). The Myth-Making Around Tiananmen Square. popularresistance.org Most western accounts claim that on the midnight of June 3, 1989, the People's Liberation Army moved with full force to Tiananmen square where students were peacefully protesting for democracy and against the authoritarian regime in China. The students were supposedly inspired by the democracies in the west and were heroes standing up to the illiberal communist rule. According to this narrative, the communist leadership under Deng Xiaoping ordered the army to open fire, killing hundreds or thousands of unarmed students at the square. Thus, the Chinese communist party leadership was responsible for the killing and…

William Rivers Pitt (2022-06-05). GOP Wants to Blame Biden for Inflation. What About COVID and Capitalism? truthout.org Two years ago, I was afraid of going to the grocery store, lest I encounter COVID-19 lurking by the bananas or swirling around some unmasked dunderhead coughing purposefully beneath a MAGA hat. That fear The Republicans, on cue, have fanned out to al…

Editor (2022-06-05). Biden Hikes Medicare Prices and Funnels Profits to Private Insurers. scheerpost.com By Matthew Cunningham-Cook / The Lever | (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) | Last week, the Biden administration quietly reaffirmed its decision to enact the In effect, the higher…

Editor2 (2022-06-05). The Angry Arab: Lebanon's Hung Parliament. orinocotribune.com By As'ad AbuKhalil &#1 ; May 29, 2022 | Did Hizbullah really receive a devastating blow in the elections? As'ad AbuKhalil says the answer is not as simple as Western coverage makes it seem. | The gist of Western headlines about Lebanon's election earlier this month were the same: that either Hizbullah and its bloc suffered a severe blow or Western allies won hands-down. | In the 128-seat Lebanese Parliament, 65 seats are needed for a majority. In the 2018 election, Hizbullah and its allies held 71 seats. Western media reports give differing results, but all put Hizbullah's bloc below 65 seats. | The Washington Po…

Editor2 (2022-06-05). Lebanon's Hung Parliament. orinocotribune.com By As'ad AbuKhalil &#1 ; May 29, 2022 | Did Hizbullah really receive a devastating blow in the elections? The answer is not as simple as Western coverage makes it seem. | The gist of Western headlines about Lebanon's election earlier this month were the same: that either Hizbullah and its bloc suffered a severe blow or Western allies won hands-down. | In the 128-seat Lebanese Parliament, 65 seats are needed for a majority. In the 2018 election, Hizbullah and its allies held 71 seats. Western media reports give differing results, but all put Hizbullah's bloc below 65 seats. | The Washington Post reported that it g…

Blake Skylar (2022-06-05). La Corte Suprema respalda a Biden en un problema climático. peoplesworld.org La Corte Suprema no pondrá fin a la capacidad de la administración Biden para tener en cuenta los impactos sociales del cambio climático. Rechazó por completo una medida de una solicitud de los estados controlados por los republicanos para evitar que la administración considere esos impactos cuando establezca reglas sobre el medio ambiente. La decisión …

Editor (2022-06-05). John Kiriakou: The Steele Dossier and Lying to the FBI — Not Guilty as Charged. scheerpost.com By John Kiriakou / Original to ScheerPost | Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Salon was the recipient of a Clinton campaign leak about the Trump-Alpha Bank rumors in 2016. That story appeared in Slate. | Michael Sussmann, an A-list attorney who was a senior advisor to Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, was acquitted by a jury in the federal District Court of the District of Columbia on Tuesday. Sussmann had been accused of lying to the FBI, a crime widely considered to be a "process felony" or a "throwaway felony," something the Justice Department charges you wi…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-06-05). New Evidence Implicates CIA, LAPD, FBI and Mafia as Plotters in Elaborate "Hit" Plan to Prevent RFK From Ever Reaching White House. covertactionmagazine.com Yet even after over 50 years, high government officials like Vice President Kamala Harris are still trying to cover up …

Rqorinoco (2022-06-05). Tiananmen Protests Reading List. orinocotribune.com By Qiao Collective — Jun 4, 2022 | More than thirty years later, the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 remain a touchstone of a Western mythology spun to challenge the fundamental legitimacy of the Communist Party of China. By collapsing the diverse and often contradictory demands of protesters into a simplistic call for Western-style capitalist democracy, the West's selective memory of June 4 continues to inform liberal platitudes to "stand with the Chinese people" against their government, reifying the universality of Western capitalism and U.S. global hegemony in the process. This reading list compile…

Julia Conley (2022-06-05). Trump Allies Concocted Plan to Seize Voting Machines With Armed Contractors. truthout.org Allies of former President Donald Trump sought to have voting machines seized by armed private contractors in the weeks after the 2020 election, according to new reporting. | As the Los Angeles Times The letter was written by "supporters on the fringes" of Trump's circ…

Staff (2022-06-05). Archivo CD: Discurso de Fidel Castro hace 30 años en Conferencia ONU sobre Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo. cubadebate.cu Una importante especie biológica está en riesgo de desaparecer por la rápida y progresiva liquidación de sus condiciones naturales de vida: el hombre. (…) Cesen los egoísmos, cesen los hegemonismos, cesen la insensibilidad, la irresponsabilidad y el engaño. Mañana será demasiado tarde para hacer lo que debimos haber hecho hace mucho tiempo.

Michael Arria, Yumna Patel (2022-06-05). The Danger of Israel's New Travel Restrictions in the West Bank. commondreams.org New Israeli restrictions on Palestinians with foreign passports are receiving condemnation from legal experts, while the Biden administration does little to defend the rights of U.S. citizens.

Jan Dizard (2022-06-05). Getting From "Thoughts and Prayers" to Common Sense Gun Control. commondreams.org With a ban on assault weapons sales and strict regulations on guns already in private possession, we would more closely resemble other democratic societies to which we like to compare ourselves.

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