Daily Archives: June 11, 2022

2022-06-11: News Headlines

Norman Solomon (2022-06-11). Media and Congress Enable Biden's Silence on Nuclear War Danger. indybay.org So many evasive words…

Socialist Alternative Bay Area (2022-06-11). 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…

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-11). Barack Obama Says Ukraine War Is 'Far From Over'. news.antiwar.com Former President Barack Obama said in a speech at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit on Friday that the war in Ukraine is "far from over." "Make no mistake, this war is far from over. The costs will continue to mount," Obama said. "The costs will continue to mount, the course of events … are hard to …

Craig Murray (2022-06-11). Biden Works to Prolong Ukraine War 214. zcomm.org When we reach the stage that Henry Kissinger is a comparative voice of sanity, the political situation is indeed dire…

WSWS (2022-06-11). Virginia Thomas and Trump's election coup: More revelations about role of Supreme Court justice's wife. wsws.org The revelation of Thomas' expansive efforts in service of Trump's coup comes a day after leading Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate, Ryan Kelley, was arrested by the FBI for participating in the fascist assault on Congress.

Silke Otsch, Boris Ginner (2022-06-11). 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…

John Nichols (2022-06-11). South Dakota Voters Just Crushed the GOP's Antidemocratic Scheme. zcomm.org By a 2-1 margin, voters defeated the aggressive effort, backed by billionaire Charles Koch, to undermine direct democracy.

Lyn Neeley (2022-06-11). Mass opposition to Biden's Summit gains momentum. workers.org President Joe Biden's Summit of the Americas is being boycotted by most countries in the Western hemisphere, and it is opposed by two large coalitions protesting Biden's refusal to invite Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua to this year's event. ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America), a coalition of . . . |

WSWS (2022-06-11). Biden administration lifts COVID testing requirements for international travelers. wsws.org The Biden administration is rescinding its mandate on testing requirements for international travelers before boarding flights to the US.

WSWS (2022-06-11). Washington Post promotes Trump's other "big lie": The Wuhan Lab theory. wsws.org The same day that the House Select January 6 Committee documented how Trump used his "big lie" about the 2020 election to justify an attempted fascist coup, the Washington Post published an editorial promoting Trump's other big lie: The claim that COVID-19 is a man-made virus created by China.

Branko Marcetic (2022-06-11). Trump wanted to privatize Medicare. Biden's letting it happen. zcomm.org The Trump administration initiated a program that critics say will pave the way for the total privatization of Medicare. Biden is quietly letting that program continue…

Jim McMahan (2022-06-11). Museum workers hop on the union train. workers.org Seattle About 65 internal security guards in the wealthy Seattle Art Museum (SAM) just became the SAM VSO Union! VSO stands for Visitor Service Officers. The year-long organizing drive was victorious with 34-to-4 votes in the National Labor Relations Board election. The election covered workers at both the downtown Seattle . . . |

WSWS (2022-06-11). Significant opposition to CORE leadership emerges among Chicago teachers in latest CTU election. wsws.org Following widespread disgust at the CORE leadership's criminal collusion with Lightfoot and the Biden administration in forcing the reopening of schools for in-person learning, CORE faced its most significant leadership challenge to date from, ultimately winning the support of only 38 percent of the membership.

WSWS (2022-06-11). Mélenchon surges in polls in run-up to French legislative elections. wsws.org While Mélenchon is benefiting from mounting left-wing popular sentiment, he is setting a trap for the workers, signaling that he will ally with Macron, the "president of the rich."

Respost (2022-06-11). 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.

____ (2022-06-11). 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 (2022-06-11). Thursday 6/23: Anti-SWEEPstakes Showdown. indybay.org At the corner of Castro and Market Street in San Francisco…

____ (2022-06-11). (W.E. Talk) Democracy, diversity sources of division and polarization in U.S.: Yale professor. ecns.cn "Democracy and diversity that used to be true of America's great strengths, right now are in many ways sources of division and polarization," Amy Chua, Professor from Yale Law School, as well as the author of "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," said at the dialogue program "Cultural Relativity."

Mark Engler (2022-06-11). What If America Had Six Political Parties? zcomm.org Understanding the warring factions within the Democratic and Republican Party coalitions is critical for progressives who want to build power…

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 th…

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-10). Biden Faces Backlash at Summit of Americas for Excluding Countries. news.antiwar.com President Biden The US didn't invite Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba, prompting Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador

_____ (2022-06-10). The Summit Of The Americas: The Things No One Wants To Talk About. popularresistance.org The Summit of the Americas has begun in Los Angeles and the Tower of Babel that Biden built is already tottering. Since June 6, the civil society forums have been in session and clashes between those who support the hegemonic role of the United States and those who defend the sovereignty of the Latin American peoples have not ceased. | In these spaces, the discourse of hatred towards those arbitrarily excluded by the U.S. government has prevailed. It was a scenario prepared down to the smallest detail since not only were the governments of Nicaragua, Cuba, and Venezuela excluded, but their civil society represent…

Andrea Germanos (2022-06-10). Nation 'On the Precipice… of Fascism,' Warns Ocasio-Cortez. commondreams.org The GOP, said the Democratic congresswoman, "has only grown more supportive and defending of what happened" on Jan. 6, 2021.

Editor (2022-06-10). Joe Biden's saber-rattling threatens World War III—with China and Russia. mronline.org Fits long pattern of war-mongering and provocations that are a feature of the American Century.

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,

Editor (2022-06-10). WATCH: Jan. 6 Hearing to Detail 'Flagrant Assault on American Democracy'. scheerpost.com U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), chair of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, speaks alongside Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) during a panel meeting on March 28, 2022 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) | By Jessica Corbett / The U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol plans to hold its first of six public hearings at 8: 00 pm ET on Thursday—a event…

Mark Gruenberg, John Wojcik (2022-06-10). House panel proves Trump himself led Jan. 6 coup attempt. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Using previously unseen video and the testimony of top White House aides, including members of the former president's family, the Jan. 6 House panel last night displayed to the nation and the world how Trump was the chief organizer at the center of a vast conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election. Trump's leadership of the …

Olivia Rosane (2022-06-10). World Oceans Day: Biden admin announces National Parks' plastic phaseout, new marine sanctuary. peoplesworld.org The Biden administration announced new steps to protect the nation's oceans in honor of both National Ocean Month and World Ocean Day. These measures include the creation of a new national marine sanctuary and a long-awaited phaseout of single-use plastics from national parks and public lands. "During National Ocean Month, we celebrate the beauty and bounty of …

Julia Conley (2022-06-10). New Revelations Show Ginni Thomas 'Very Much a Part of Seditious Conspiracy'. commondreams.org New reporting shows wife of Supreme Court Justice pushed at least 29 Arizona lawmakers to overturn 2020 election results.

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-06-10). Black Homeownership is At 45%: 5 Things To Know About Homeownership as a Factor in Wealth Gap. moguldom.com Black homeownership in America continues to lag behind that of other groups, thus increasing the racial wealth gap. HEre are 5 things to know about homeownership as a factor in the wealth gap. 1. Black homeownership is at 44.7 percent Recent statistics released by the National Association of Realtors show Black homeownership rates sit at …

Ann Brown (2022-06-10). Airline Says South Africans Must Speak Colonizer Language of Afrikaners, Pass Test To Fly. moguldom.com Irish low-cost air carrier Ryanair is under fire for asking South African travelers to pass an Afrikaans language test to prove their nationality before boarding flights. The airline, which was founded in 1984 and headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is being accused of racial discrimination after presenting passengers with an Afrikaans test. Afrikaans is a West …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-06-10). Closely Watched CPI Inflation Reading Comes in Hotter Than Expected, Highest in 40 Years. moguldom.com The U.S. has been reeling from high inflation since last year, but now the core consumer price index (CPI) has reached levels even some financial experts didn't anticipate. The CPI hit 8.6 percent in May, marking the fastest pace since December 1981, The Wall Street Journal reported. The increased costs of goods and services across …

Benjamin R. Barber (2022-06-10). Restoring the Voting Rights of Disenfranchised Ex-Felons' This Midterm Elections. commondreams.org With the midterm elections now underway, efforts are continuing in several Southern states to restore voting rights to people with felony convictions who've completed their sentences.

Michael Latner (2022-06-10). The Insurrection Isn't Over: January 6 Hearings Reveal Threat of Future Election Violence. commondreams.org The House Committee hearings provide a unique opportunity for the public to see how the failed insurrection on January 6th set in motion a series of events that is likely to result in coordinated violence and disruption in upcoming elections.

Jessica Corbett (2022-06-10). 'Who Were They?' Jan. 6 Panel tonewsauthor"> Republicans Who Sought Pardons From Trump. commondreams.org After Rep. Liz Cheney accused Rep. Scott Perry of requesting a pardon—which he denied—one critic said the alleged move indicates he "knew that his actions ran counter to his constitutional duty."

Kenny Stancil (2022-06-10). Biden Condemned Inside and Outside 'Summit of Exclusion'. commondreams.org "The United States has lost its moral authority," said one critic, "to convene a summit about the promotion of democracy and freedom."

Thom Hartmann (2022-06-10). These Trump-Led Seditionists Must Be Punished in Court—and at the Ballot Box. commondreams.org Sedition is the word for what we call—during times of war—treason. Trump and his Republican and media allies are in it up to their necks.

Amy Goodman (2022-06-10). Trump Mob Chanted "Hang Mike Pence" While Marching on Capitol, New Footage Shows. truthout.org The January 6 committee released new footage Thursday night showing a detailed timeline of the day of the insurrection. We feature the video they played that shows how Proud Boys and Oath Keepers marched from the National Mall — where Donald Trump delivered a speech pressuring Mike Pence to recertify the election results to deliver him a victory — to the Capitol Building to chants of "Hang Mike Pence," before they violently pushed through police barriers and broke into the government building chanting "Nancy." | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. | AMY…

Jake Johnson (2022-06-10). January 6 Hearing Spotlights Trump-Led "Conspiracy to Overthrow the Will of the American People" commondreams.org "Donald Trump was at the center of this conspiracy," said Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chair of the House panel investigating the Capitol attack. "January 6th was the culmination of an attempted coup."

Chris Walker (2022-06-10). Ivanka Trump Told Jan. 6 Committee She No Longer Believes Election Was Stolen. truthout.org The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol building shared video testimony Thursday night from Ivanka Trump, former President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser while he was in the White House. | The video was included in the January 6 committee's first night of primetime public hearings. | The committee showcased

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 lack a mandate to do anything. Iraqis were hoping the new government would do something about food prices, but if there is no new government…

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