Daily Archives: June 10, 2022

2022-06-10: News Headlines

Editor2 (2022-06-10). OAS 'Murderer' Almagro Confronted on Bolivia Coup. orinocotribune.com OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro had a meltdown on Tuesday as he was confronted by a U.S. activist of the Almagro was called a murderer, not only for backing the dictatorship of Jeanine Añez, but was also condemned for his role in trying to install failed coup leader Juan Guaido in Venezuela and for pushing for unilateral coercive measures against Venezuela. | Multiple counter-summits and a series of actions are being held in Los Angeles this week to counter to Biden's collapsed Summit of the A…

Staff (2022-06-10). Colombia: Francia Márquez is the Key to Stopping the Fascist Hernández & Winning the Election. orinocotribune.com By Juan Diego Quesada &#1 ; Jun 3, 2022 | Until recently, Gustavo Petro understood politics as a solitary exercise. In his time as congressman he used his position to attack corruption or paramilitarism from the podium. As mayor of Bogota he was criticized by those around him for being reluctant to take the advice of others. Now he has understood that to be the next president of Colombia he needs the help of others, but especially that of Francia Márquez, his vice presidential running mate. | Márquez, an Afro woman who paid for her law studies by working as a maid, has become a phenomenon that has broken all the…

Silke Otsch, Boris Ginner (2022-06-10). Tax evasion and avoidance and Democracy at a tipping point. indybay.org The biggest losses from tax evasion and avoidance are caused by multinational corporations, followed by wealthy individuals. Sums in the triple-digit billions of up to one trillion. Euros are evaded annually in the EU. Of the global private wealth of around 160 trillion. US dollars, between 21-32 trillion US dollars are undeclared via tax havens…

Clement Nocos (2022-06-10). Ontario election post-mortem: Strategy shift needed for the progressive left? canadiandimension.com On paper, one could argue there were winning odds stacked for the progressive electoral left in Ontario ahead of the 2022 provincial election. Doug Ford as premier of Ontario mishandled each wave of the pandemic,

Norman Solomon (2022-06-10). Biden Refuses to Mention the Worsening Dangers of Nuclear War. zcomm.org Media and Congress Enable His Silence…

Norman Solomon (2022-06-10). Media and Congress Enable Biden's Silence on Nuclear War Danger. indybay.org So many evasive words…

Socialist Alternative Bay Area (2022-06-10). Friday 6/10: Protest at Pelosi's Office: Do Not Surrender, Defend Abortion Rights! indybay.org On Mission St at 7th St in San Francisco, outside the courtyard of the Federal Building…

Thomas Klikauer (2022-06-10). Democratic eco-socialism or climate catastrophe? greenleft.org.au Thomas Klikauer and Meg Young review Hans A Baer's latest book, Climate Change and Capitalism in Australia — An Eco-Socialist Vision for the Future, which invites readers to imagine a future beyond capitalism.

Jonathan Strauss (2022-06-10). Behind the good socialist vote in Far North Queensland. greenleft.org.au Socialist Alliance's Far North Queensland branch took up the challenge posed by the conservative strongholds of Warren Entsch and Bob Katter in Far North Queensland and helped increase the progressive vote. Jonathan Strauss reports.

WSWS (2022-06-10). Business groups demand Biden administration intervene to prevent any work stoppage on West Coast ports. wsws.org Terrified at the prospect of a strike by dockworkers, representatives from 49 business associations sent a letter requesting the White House intervene to ensure no work stoppages occur as ILWU prepares to force through sellout contract.

WSWS (2022-06-10). The January 6 hearing: What took 18 months? wsws.org While the hearing added to the overwhelming evidence that Trump sought to carry out a coup, install himself as dictator and overthrow the Constitution, the main elements of the narrative presented were known on, and even before, January 6.

Farooque Chowdhury (2022-06-10). Summit of the Americas: Isn't it a dud? dissidentvoice.org The Empire went to assert its position in the Latin America. But it has flopped. CNN headlined: "Snubs, from key leaders at Summit of the Americas reveal Biden's struggle to assert US leadership in its neighborhood". It's a setback for the Empire! Today, it's not an unimaginable development in the region. The IX Summit of …

Sharon Zhang (2022-06-10). "This Is About Blood Money" zcomm.org AOC Slams GOP for Compliance With Gun Lobby…

Dick Nichols (2022-06-10). Denmark: Red-Green Alliance's work on Copenhagen City Council. zcomm.org Please Help ZNet Source: Links Last November, the radical left Red-Green Alliance (RGA) shook up Danish politics by coming first in the elections for Copenhagen City Council. Line Barfod, former MP for the RGA in the Danish parliament, headed its ticket. Barfod is now in charge of the council's work

Ingo Schmidt (2022-06-10). 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.

Steven Rosenfeld (2022-06-10). As January 6 Hearings Begin, Poll Finds Many Conservatives With Open Minds. zcomm.org The hearings will tell a story. But will it change some Republican minds?>

____ (2022-06-10). Yellen flags end for some China tariffs. ecns.cn U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Wednesday that Washington is looking to rescind some tariffs on Chinese imports "in the coming weeks", the first time the Biden administration has offered a timeline for the rollback of the duties to help rein in surging inflation.

Respost (2022-06-10). The Wrecking of CCSF & A Frontal Union Busting Attack While AFT 2121 Tops Are Paralysed. indybay.org The CCSF administration and Board of Trustees are quickly liquidating and shutting down CCSF. The AFT 2121 tops are completely paralyzed and unable to fight this open union busting because of their decades of concession bargaining and corporate business union methods. They also refuse to call out the Democratic Party politicians in San Francisco who have gone along with the privatizstion and destruction of CCSF.

____ (2022-06-10). Hubei local opera performed to welcome Cultural and Natural Heritage Day. ecns.cn Actors welcome China's Cultural and Natural Heritage Day which falls on June 11 this year by performing Yuediao Zhezi Opera, a kind of Chinese opera native to Hubei Province, at the Xiangyang Theater, Hubei Province, June 9, 2022.

Gay Shame (2022-06-10). Thursday 6/23: Anti-SWEEPstakes Showdown. indybay.org At the corner of Castro and Market Street in San Francisco…

Jason Ditz (2022-06-10). Sadr Threatens Mass Resignations of MPs as Iraq Deadlock Fuels Unrest. news.antiwar.com Iraq is in a bad way at the moment, eight months out from an October 10 election and having exhausted the deadlines for forming a new government. There is an irrevocable That's bad for many Iraqis, as economic strife and corruption are leading to calls for government action, and the remnants of the outgoing government lacks a mandate to do anything. Iraqis are hoping the new government would do something about food prices, but if there is no new government…

_____ (2022-06-09). Biden's Foreign Policy Is One Big Mess. popularresistance.org Over the last months I have written little about other U.S. foreign policy issues than the war in Ukraine. | A short review shows that there is little that Secretary of State Anthony Blinken or his president could count as a success. | Last month Biden traveled to Asia where he had meetings with the QUAD (Australia, Japan, India and the U.S.) as well as with South Asian leaders. | The QUAD meeting was a failure as India showed no sign of joining the other three in their condemnation of Russia. Instead of sanctioning Russia it is buying more oil from Russia which offers decent rebates. Such disunity does not look…

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-09). Gen. Milley Details Plans to Train Ukraine on Rocket Systems. news.antiwar.com Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley on Wednesday detailed US plans to train Ukrainian forces on the rocket systems the Biden administration has pledged to give Kyiv. As part of a $700 million weapons package that was announced last week, the US will send Ukraine High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, known …

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-09). Sweden's NATO Bid in Jeopardy Over Turkey's Demands. news.antiwar.com Sweden's NATO bid got a lot more complicated this week after the Swedish government barely survived a no-confidence vote against its justice minister prompted by a rise in gang violence. In order to survive the vote, Sweden's ruling Social Democrats needed the support of Amineh Kakabaveh, an independent MP of Kurdish-Iranian heritage. Kakabaveh voted with …

_____ (2022-06-09). Students Nationwide Urge Biden to Support Global COVID Vaccine. popularresistance.org Washington, D.C. — As governments worldwide prepare to meet at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva for its first ministerial summit since the start of the pandemic, more than 750 students across the U.S. are calling on President Joe Biden to support a comprehensive waiver of WTO rules standing in the way of COVID vaccine, test and treatment access. | "While COVID vaccines are readily available throughout the United States, that's still not the case for billions of people worldwide," said Noà´l Hutton, student outreach coordinator for the Trade Justice Education Fund. "The U.S. has a major rol…

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-09). Congress Ramps Up Efforts to Increase $813 Billion Military Budget for 2023. news.antiwar.com Efforts to add more to President Biden's requested 2023 military budget are ramping up as hawks in Congress and US weapons makers are calling for more spending, Biden asked for an $813 billion military budget, which represents about a 4% increase from the $782 billion that was approved for 2022. But with inflation over 8%, Congress wants more, and the Biden administration appears poised to agree. | "I just think we have everything on our side on this thing," said Sen. J…

_____ (2022-06-09). Another World Is Possible, But We Have To Make It So. popularresistance.org The People's Summit for Democracy began in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 8. However, it is much more than just an alternative to the Biden administration's and the Organization of American States' Summit of the Americas. | The Summit of the Americas has historically been a place for the United States, which plays a central role in the OAS and which continues to exploit the Americas for resources and markets, to present its own agenda for the region. | But this year, beginning with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, many Latin American leaders across the continent decided to boycott the summit entirel…

_____ (2022-06-09). For the Peoples of our Region, the Failure of Biden's Summit of the Americas Would be a Welcome Event. popularresistance.org I applaud the decision by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador not to attend this week's so-called Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles and hope that by Wednesday a majority of the nations in our region would have joined him. However, I am hoping that unlike President Lopez Obrador who is still sending the Mexican foreign minister, other nations demonstrate that their dignity cannot be coerced and stay away completely. Why do I take this position? | If the threat by the Biden Administration as host of the Summit not to invite Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, all sovereign nations in the Americas' region,…

Ajamu Baraka (2022-06-09). For the Peoples of our Region, the Failure of Biden's Summit of the Americas Would be a Welcome Event. dissidentvoice.org 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 to judge others or to be responsible for bringing nations together. Every leader in the hemisphere should boycott …

Andrea Germanos (2022-06-09). Biden Urged to Secure Public Guarantees on Human Rights Before Meeting Saudi Prince. commondreams.org Failure to do so "would vindicate Saudi leaders who believe there are no consequences for egregious rights violations," said one rights advocate.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-09). Colombia's ELN guerrillas deny kidnapping presidential candidate's daughter. colombiareports.com Guerilla group ELN denied involvement in the 2004 disappearance of the daughter of one of Colombia's presidential candidates. The runner-up in the May 29 first round of elections, Rodolfo Hernandez,…

Anonymous669 (2022-06-09). Five Wounded In Turkish Drone Strike On Warehouse Of Kurdish Forces In Syria's Al-Qamishli (Videos). southfront.org On June 9, five people were wounded when a Turkish combat drone targeted a warehouse of the Community Protection Units, a security branch of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in northeastern Syria. | The warehouse in question is located in in the eastern part of the town of al-Qamishli in the northern countryside of al-Hasakah. Footage from the scene of the strike showed some damage at a number of vehicles which were parked near the warehouse. | According to the London-based…

WSWS (2022-06-09). Trade unions offer to work with Ford and his Tories after debacle in Ontario election. wsws.org The pathetic collapse of the trade unions' bogus campaign for a "progressive government" is the deserved outcome of their repeated efforts to sabotage every significant workers' struggle over the past four years.

Ann Brown (2022-06-09). LA Times Writer Claims There is a 'Ice Cube Effect' with Black Men Supporting Republican Mayor Candidate. moguldom.com Back during the 2020 presidential election, hip-hop mogul Ice Cube went to social media and questioned why Black voters continued to be so loyal to the Democrats, even though the Democrats don't seem to have the issues of the Black community at heart. While Cube didn't outright support President Donald Trump for reelection, he urged …

Amarynth (2022-06-09). Yellow Vest Win: Ending the West's slandering of all popular movements as right-wing xenophobes. thesaker.is by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker blog "The Radicals (Western Liberal Democratic reformists) are the democratic party of French imperialism &#1 ; any other definition is a lie." &#1 ; Trotsky It…

Ann Brown (2022-06-09). Crypto Prices Fall as Big Crypto Regulation Bill Proposal Is Revealed for First Time: 7 Things to Know. moguldom.com Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) have introduced a pro-cryptocurrency regulatory bill. This is the first major bipartisan proposal for the regulation of the crypto space. The bill, which most note is friendly to the industry, was introduced on June 7. Here are 7 things to know. 1. Crypto as commodities not securities …

Derrick Crowe (2022-06-09). People's Action and Citizen Action of Wisconsin Endorse Mandela Barnes for Senate. peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action and Citizen Action of Wisconsin today announced their endorsement of Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes to represent Wisconsin in the United States Senate. The groups cited Barnes as one of the top opportunities for progressive champions to win in Republican-held turf in 2022, cheering his strong positions on jobs, labor, and climate issues. …

Brittani Banks (2022-06-09). As January 6 Hearings Begin, Poll Finds Many Conservatives With Open Minds. independentmediainstitute.org As the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol holds its first televised public hearing in prime time on Thursday, June 9, a nationwide poll has found that there are more Republicans "open" to changing their minds about what happened than there are immovable Donald Trump loyalists. The findings …

Andrey Gubin (2022-06-09). A Little Britain's Reach Out To The Big Indo-Pacific. moderndiplomacy.eu As the ideological schism in today's world deepens, the leaders of the liberal camp are ramping up their activities in the regions they have not paid much attention to before. The main purpose of the military, diplomatic, and economic efforts of the Global West is to expand the sphere of influence, preventing their "non-democratic and …

Chris Walker (2022-06-09). Trump, Ivanka & Don Jr. Agree to Testify in New York AG's Investigation. truthout.org Former President Donald Trump, his eldest son Donald Trump Jr. and his daughter Ivanka Trump have agreed to be questioned under oath in New York Attorney General Letitia James's investigation into Trump Organization businesses. | Questioning of the Trump family members will begin

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