Daily Archives: June 8, 2022

2022-06-08: News Headlines

Staff (2022-06-08). Headlines for June 8, 2022. democracynow.org SF Voters Recall DA Chesa Boudin; L.A. Mayor's Race Headed for Runoff, "My Mother's Life Mattered": Son of Buffalo Victim Pleads with Congress to Take Action, Matthew McConaughey: The Second Amendment Has Been Hijacked by "Deranged Individuals", Gabby Giffords Speaks at Memorial for Gun Violence Victims at the National Mall, Arizona Police Officers Placed on Leave After Refusing to Help Drowning Man, North Carolina County to Pay Andrew Brown Jr.'s Family $3 Million over Police Killing, Millions at Risk of Starvation If Ukrainian Ports Don't Reopen, Latin American Leader…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-08). South African Communist Amos Mbedzi, Who Fought Apartheid, Dies a Martyr for Liberation of Swaziland. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch Amos Mbulaheni Mbedzi The South African Communist Party and the Communist Party of Swaziland along with several pro-democracy groups have vowed to continue the struggle for Swaziland's liberation from the rule of King Mswati III, the last absolute monarch in Africa, for which Mbedzi paid the ultimate price Communists and pro-democracy activists across…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-08). Colombia Needs Democracy: An Interview with María José Pizarro. libya360.wordpress.com Vijay Prashad, Taroa Zuniga Silva The candidates of the Historic Pact, Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez The run-off presidential election in Colombia in June 19 is a rare opportunity for a left-wing breakthrough, which will help set aside the violent agenda that has so far been supported by the country's elite On May 29, 2022, a…

Vijay Prashad (2022-06-08). Colombia: The promise of democracy. greenleft.org.au A political earthquake struck Colombia last month, when the left-leaning Historic Pact won the first round of the presidential elections after getting 40.3% of the vote, write Vijay Prashad and Taroa Zúñiga Silva. Can the left break the cycle of violence to win the second round on June 19?

JANET (2022-06-08). Colombia elections: are peace and justice on the horizon? iacenter.org By Martha Grevatt June 6, 2022 Presidential elections held May 29 in Colombia showed Senator Gustavo Petro, candidate of the Historical Pact progressive alliance and former mayor of Bogotá, coming in first with 40% of the vote. Two right-wing candidates, Rodolfo Hernández and Federico Gutíerrez, received 28% and 24% of the vote, respectively. Because no candidate received a majority vote, Petro and Hernández will be in a runoff election June 19. March during a national strike that began April 28, 2021, and continued for months, Bogotá, May 9, 2021. Gutíerrez represents the party of current Colombian President Ivá…

Staff (2022-06-08). Indigenous Amazon Leader, Excluded from Summit of Americas, Urges Leaders to Protect Rainforest. democracynow.org The Biden administration has denied members of an Indigenous delegation from the Amazon rainforest entry at this week's U.S.-hosted Summit of the Americas. Meanwhile, President Biden agreed to meet with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who told Biden he would only attend the conference if he was guaranteed immunity from criticism on his systematic destruction of the Amazon rainforest, among other policies. We speak with one of the delegation's members, Domingo Peas, an Achuar leader from Ecuador and territories coordinator for the Amazon Sacred Headwaters Initiative for the Confederation of Indigen…

Staff (2022-06-08). Billionaire Democracy? San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin Ousted in Recall & L.A. Mayor Race Heads to Runoff. democracynow.org Progressive San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin was ousted by voters Tuesday in a special recall election, after facing well-funded tough-on-crime attacks by the real estate industry. "He made enemies with very, very deep pockets," says Lara Bazelon, professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law and chair of Boudin's Innocence Commission, who describes the primary challenge as a "perfect storm" to take down Boudin. Bazelon also discusses the mayoral race in Los Angeles, where billionaire real estate developer Rick Caruso and Congressmember Karen Bass will head t…

Brett Wilkins (2022-06-08). WATCH: AOC Rips Lax Gun Laws, NRA 'Blood Money' During House Hearing. commondreams.org "For all the billions and trillions that this body authorizes in the name of national security, we can't even keep our kids safe from their schools being turned into a war zone."

_____ (2022-06-08). Zuckerberg, Rockefeller, Google and the Privatization of Election Integrity. journal-neo.org Through deceit and capitalizing on loopholes in US law for non-profit entities, private corporate and foundation interests have and are pouring vast sums of money to corrupt the US election process in the interest of a dystopian Green Agenda and worse. It consists of a complex network of interests including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Google, …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-08). For the Peoples of Our Region, the Failure of Biden's Summit of the Americas Would Be a Welcome Event. libya360.wordpress.com Ajamu Baraka Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announces he will not attend the Summit of Americas The Summit of the Americas is not the property of the host nation. The U.S. has no right to exclude, Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, but has done so in disregard of their sovereignty. The U.S. is not fit…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-08). Colombia: World Power of Life or Neo-Fascist Pillar? libya360.wordpress.com Agustín Laó-Montes Francia Marquez and Gustavo Petro (Photo: @darwintorres_22 Twitter) The leftist Historical Pact emerged as the favorite of Colombian voters in the recent election. But rightist forces are working to prevent Gustavo Petro and Francia Marquez from winning in the second round and becoming President and Vice President of Colombia. A new and devastating utopia…

_____ (2022-06-08). Biden's Exclusionary 'Summit Of The Americas' Disrupted By Journalists. popularresistance.org The ninth Summit of the America's opened in Los Angeles on Monday, June 6. This is the second time that the summit has been hosted in the United States. The Biden administration chose to exclude the elected governments of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, inviting members of the US-backed far right 'opposition' instead. That decision caused the presidents of other American countries to boycott the summit, notably Mexico, Bolivia, Honduras and Guatemala. | In protest, social movements from the United States and Latin America organized a counter summit, The People's Summit, which begins on June 8. Journalists involved…

Staff (2022-06-08). The 9th Summit of the Americas, Another Nail in the Coffin of Monroe Doctrine. orinocotribune.com With the exclusion of some countries from the 9th Summit of the Americas, the demise of the US global hegemony is advancing slowly, but steadily. | A few hours before the inauguration of the 9th Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California, the Biden administration had not yet been able to publish its guest list for the event. | This is the second time the US is hosting the Summit, the first time was the first Summit held in Miami back in 1994. The objectives proposed for this ninth edition of the Summit are to focus on the creation of a regional agreement on migration and the formulation of a post COVID-…

Staff (2022-06-08). "Global Embarrassment": Mexico & More Skip Biden's Summit of Americas for Excluding Cuba, Venezuela. democracynow.org Top leaders from Mexico, Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are all absent from the ninth Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced he would boycott the conference after the U.S. said it would not invite Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. We speak with historian Alejandro Velasco and Roberto Lovato, award-winning Salvadoran American journalist and author, who calls the conference "a failure of hemispheric proportions and a global embarrassment for the United States and for the Biden administration." Lo…

Staff (2022-06-08). "Intensify the Search": Journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous Expert Bruno Pereira Missing in Brazil. democracynow.org British journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira have still not been found, after being reported missing Sunday in one of Brazil's most remote areas of the Amazon. The pair were traveling across the region to interview Indigenous leaders patrolling the area for illegal miners and fishers for Phillips's upcoming book. "We know that they had been receiving threats. We know that there are other people who are being threatened in this territory," says Ana Alfinito, Brazil legal adviser for Amazon Watch. Alfinito also explains how Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has system…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-06-08). Sacramento Region Juneteenth Celebrations of Freedom. indybay.org Freedom is never free, and our unique "California Grown" Journey from Slavery to Freedom began in 1535 with Spanish Conquistadors arriving in Baja California Sur and the Mission/Presidio System of enslaved and free people of African and Indigenous descent began a long and difficult path of generational genocide, enslavement and affliction to arrive at a new beginning we call 1865 Juneteenth, Freedom Day Celebration.

Anonymous669 (2022-06-08). Russia Deployed Additional Air-Defense Systems In Northeastern Syria (Video). southfront.org The Russian military is deploying more reinforcements in Syria's northeastern region in what appears to be an attempt to deter Turkey, whose military and proxies are preparing to launch a new operation against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). | On June 7, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the Russian military deployed reinforcements at al-Mabaqer base near the SDF-held town of Tell Tamer in the northern countryside of al-Hasakah. | According to the London-…

Cameron Orr (2022-06-08). Buses filling up nationwide for June 18 Poor People's Campaign D.C. march. peoplesworld.org Across the country, spots on buses are filling up as thousands of people prepare to head to Washington, D.C., for the June 18th "Mass Poor People's and Low Wage Workers' Assembly" organized by the Poor People's Campaign. Billed as a "moral march on Washington and to the polls" for the November elections, the event will …

Yves Engler (2022-06-08). Educating Journalists about Canada's Propaganda System an Eyeopener. dissidentvoice.org Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state. —Noam Chomsky, Media Control: The Spectacular Achievements of Propaganda, April 1, 1997 Propaganda isn't a euphemism for how the other side controls information. Nor is it simply about jailing journalists or shuttering media outlets. A serious discussion of the matter must look …

Amy Goodman (2022-06-08). Latin American Nations Skip Summit of Americas for Excluding Cuba and Venezuela. truthout.org Top leaders from Mexico, Bolivia, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are all absent from the ninth Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced he would boycott the conference after the U.S. said it would not invite Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. We speak with historian Alejandro Velasco and Roberto Lovato, award-winning Salvadoran American journalist and author, who calls the conference "a failure of hemispheric proportions and a global embarrassment for the United States and for the Biden administration." Lovato calls t…

Jake Johnson (2022-06-08). Warren, Murray Lead Call for Biden to Defend Abortion Rights via Executive Order. commondreams.org "With an extremist Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, now is the time to act," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Staff (2022-06-08). Biden Declares Emergency over Possible Electricity Crisis in the US. orinocotribune.com US President Joe Biden has made a declaration of emergency due to possible electricity shortages that could hit the United States in near future, according to a "Multiple factors are threatening the ability of the United States to provide sufficient electricity generation to serve expected customer…

Dee Knight (2022-06-08). Joe Biden's Saber-Rattling Threatens World War III—with China and Russia. covertactionmagazine.com Fits long pattern of war-mongering and provocations that are a feature of the American Century When U.S. President Joe Biden …

Staff (2022-06-08). What is Happening in Bolivia: CEPR's Recent Work. cepr.net Updated June 8, 2022 Reports 6/1/21: Bolivia After the 2019 Coup: Economic Policy 12/9/20: What Criticisms of Bolivia's 2019 Elections Continue to Get Wrong 5/27/20: The Ends Don't Justify the Means &#1 ; Center for Economic and Policy Research 3/10/20: Observing the Observers: The OAS in the 2019 Bolivian Elections 2/27/20: Analysis of the 2019 Bolivia …

JANET (2022-06-08). Mumia Abu-Jamal: When the empire calls. iacenter.org By Mumia Abu-Jamal June 6, 2022 Mumia Abu-Jamal The following message from political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal was prepared for the Workers' Summit in Tijuana, Mexico, June 10-12, which is being held in response to President Joe Biden's Summit of the Americas. My brothers, sisters and comrades in Tijuana, I welcome you, delegates of the excluded. People from Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela and beyond. Many of you come from poor nations, countries with relatively low GDP, like Cuba, for example, which has a GDP roughly equal to Ghana. As I write from the richest nation on earth, I have to add that I also write from a na…

Steven Rosenfeld (2022-06-08). Election subversion is replacing voter suppression as new GOP threat. nationofchange.org Pro-Trump Republicans are building new paths to subvert future election results, numerous analyses find.

Martin Kwan (2022-06-08). Celebrity Diplomacy: What prompted Biden to invite the K-pop group BTS? moderndiplomacy.eu Recently, President Biden met with the world-renowned K-pop music group BTS. At the White House, they talked about the importance of tackling anti-Asian racism and showing respect for the Asian communities. This was against the backdrop of having a flux of racism incidents in the US. However, the invitation of the South Korean group raises …

Jake Johnson (2022-06-08). Amazon Union Slams Company Effort to Bar Public From Election Hearing. commondreams.org "Maybe they're seeing that worker testimony is more credible than they thought," the Amazon Labor Union said in response to the company's new motion with the NLRB.

Chris Walker (2022-06-08). Progressive Orgs Seek to Bar Trump From Office Through State Elections Officials. truthout.org Progressive organizations Our Revolution and Free Speech for People are encouraging elections officials in 10 states to deem current and former lawmakers involved in the January 6 Capitol attack as insurrectionists that are unfit to serve in office ever again, per rules set in the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. |

William Rivers Pitt (2022-06-08). Trump's Stooges Were a Force in GOP Primaries Nationwide, But Many Fell Short. truthout.org Another round of Republican primaries has come and gone — this time in California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota. There were dozens of state and local races across these states. Many were taken by known incumbents to the surprise of none, but the Trumpist hordes made their presence known as the "Race to Disgrace" continues apace. Trump's candidates may not have achieved all they sought, but they left footprints all over the map. Note: Many final results are still not in as of this writing. | With the January 6 committee hearings looming this week, a number of the 35 Rep…

John Feffer (2022-06-08). Biden Has a Chance to Repair, Not Inflame, US Relations With China. commondreams.org Improving relations with China could lower inflation, isolate Vladimir Putin, and accelerate the transition to a clean energy future.

Pyotr Kortunov (2022-06-08). JCPOA 1.01: Now or Never. moderndiplomacy.eu Biden's inauguration as the 46th President of the United States promised not only a shift in U.S. domestic policies but also a return to Obama's chapter in Washington's foreign strategy. Biden's victory in the 2020 elections was especially anticipated in Teheran, which had experienced years of relentless economic pressure by the previous administration in Washington. …

Sharon Zhang (2022-06-08). 25 Senate Democrats Urge Biden to Use Executive Power to Protect Abortion Access. truthout.org Senate Democrats are demanding that President Joe Biden immediately craft and sign an executive order to protect access to reproductive health care, including abortions, as conservatives across the country escalate their attacks on reproductive rights. | In

Ingo Schmidt (2022-06-08). From Reagan to Trump. indybay.org The 1960s, when incomes rose for almost all workers, ended with a massive wave of strikes. Since the 1980s, the incomes of most Americans have fallen, working hours have risen massively, and job security has become a foreign word. But strikes have been extremely rare.

Ramon du Houx (2022-06-08). EOPA, elected officials, thank Biden for invoking the Defense Production Act. indybay.org The Defense Production Act for clean energy manufacturing will help fight inflation, grow jobs and put America on a clearer path to energy independence. Elected Officials to Protect America thanks President Biden for taking the historic action on June 6, D-day, of invoking the DPA to accelerate the production of clean energy manufacturing.

Sasha Abramsky (2022-06-08). High Voter Apathy and Amped-Up Fears About Crime Shaped California Primaries. truthout.org There are three main takeaways from California's elections this week. | First, the level of voter apathy ought to send a shudder through the political establishment. Voters' fury at high inflation and, in particular, high gasoline prices, as well as the sense of lingering anxiety unleashed b…

LEPAIO (2022-06-08). The AFL-CIO, US Foreign Policy and Worker to Worker Solidarity. indybay.org There will be a international education conference in Philadelphia on the collaboration between the AFL-CIO, the CIA, AID and the National Endowment For Democracy around the world. The AFL-CIO and it's "Solidarity Center" which receives $75 million a year from NED has been involved in supporting rightwing corporate unions around the world and helping to overthrow governments that are opposed to US imperialist policies of privatization, deregulation and union busting around the world.

Jake Johnson (2022-06-08). South Dakotans Crush GOP Effort to Preemptively Sabotage Medicaid Expansion Vote. commondreams.org The state's voters overwhelmingly rejected a Republican constitutional amendment that would have required a 60% supermajority to approve ballot initiatives.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-06-08). Biden to travel to Europe for G7, NATO summits. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 08 (MNA) — US President Joe Biden will travel to Germany for a G7 summit and continue on to Spain for a NATO summit in late June, White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said on Wednesday.

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