Daily Archives: June 12, 2022

2022-06-12: News Headlines

Staff (2022-06-11). NATO's No. 2 touts global conflict to make the world safe for…rules-based international order. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOJune 9, 2022 Russia's war against Ukraine has "galvanised our democratic society" Deputy Secretary General Mircea GeoanƒÉ spoke at a panel on Russia's war against Ukraine on Thursday (9 June 2022), hosted by POLITICO and presented by the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies. He said that the war had not just galvanized NATO and …

Scorinoco (2022-06-11). China, Ukraine, and the Belt and Road Initiative. orinocotribune.com On May 21, Friends of Socialist China joined the Belt and Road Initiative Quarterly (BRIQ) journal, the Russian Cultural House in Ankara, the Turkish Students Union in China, and the Istanbul Kent University as a co-organizer of a conference themed on "The Challenges and Opportunities for BRI Under the Background of the Ukraine Crisis." It was a hybrid event, held both online and physically at Kent University. | Friends of Socialist China co-editors Danny Haiphong and Keith Bennett both presented papers, and those are reproduced here, slightly edited for publication, below. The other speakers were Adnan Akfirat,…

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 …

_____ (2022-06-11). Protest Against Exclusions At Summit Of The Americas In Los Angeles. popularresistance.org Los Angeles, California – "We are here today in front of the Convention Center protesting against the Summit of the Americas and particularly the exclusion of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. It is not really the Summit of the Americas if a large part of that continent and the peoples of Latin America are excluded from the Summit," Answer Coalition director Brian Becker told Sputnik. | They also demand an end to the blockade of Cuba, he added. | The demonstrators shouted chants directed at U.S. President Joe Biden for his decision to leave out these three nations. Participants also carried Cuban, Nicaraguan and Ven…

Editor (2022-06-12). Glenn Greenwald: Joe Biden's Highly Revealing Embrace of Saudi Despots. scheerpost.com Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz at the Pentagon in Washington D.C., Mar. 22, 2018. ( By Glenn Greenwald | In 2018, President Trump issued

_____ (2022-06-11). As US LNG Expands In Europe, A Hidden Threat Grows. popularresistance.org In March, President Biden and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced a joint task force with the goal of getting Europe off Russian gas and onto more of America's fracked gas. Most Russian gas reaches Europe via pipeline, so getting U.S. gas to Europe will involve liquifying it and then shipping it across the Atlantic. And as shipments of liquified natural gas (LNG) from the United States increase, so too do the threats from an unwelcome intruder inherently part of America's natural gas mix — radioactivity. | That's because government figures indicate that much of the gas that will be…

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.

Susan Jaffe (2022-06-11). [World Report] US infant formula crisis increases scrutiny of the FDA. thelancet.com Both Republican and Democrat legislators have called for changes following a shortage of breastmilk substitute. Susan Jaffe reports from Washington, DC.

Silke Otsch, Boris Ginner (2022-06-12). 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…

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

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…

JANET (2022-06-12). Mass opposition to Biden's Summit gains momentum. iacenter.org By Lyn Neeley June 10, 2022 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 11 anti-imperialist Latin American countries, opposes Biden's unilateral actions against Venezuela and Nicaragua and the economic blockade against Cuba. What if the United States held a summit and nobody came? Credit: Carlos Latuff ALBA just held its 21st Summit of Heads of Sta…

_____ (2022-06-12). Colombia: World Power of Life or Neo-Fascist Pillar? popularresistance.org We live at a historical crossroads, an era of civilizational crisis where life and death are at stake worldwide, a situation in which Colombia faces a deep dilemma. On May 29, 2022, around 21 million citizens voted in Colombia's national elections to elect its executive branch. The victory of the Historical Pact "Colombia Can" comes to the fore, an alignment of the new left with Gustavo Petro as president and Francia Márquez as vice-presidential formula. It is the first time that a left-wing coalition has triumphed in a presidential election in Colombia, adding 8.5 million votes, the largest number obtained in th…

Staff (2022-06-12). President Maduro Sends Message of Solidarity to the People's Summit in Los Angeles. orinocotribune.com "Our voice has been there, as we said, the voice of the rebellious peoples of Our America, of Cuba, of Nicaragua, of Venezuela, there in the streets of Los Angeles," said the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, via a video message sent to the People's Summit for Democracy, held in Los Angeles, California. The People's Summit was a counter-event to the 9th Summit of the Americas, from which Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela had been excluded by the United States government. | President Maduro's message was broadcast during the closing ceremony of the People's Summit, on Friday, June 10. | President Maduro criti…

Staff (2022-06-12). Russia caves into Azerbaijan over Karabakh &#1 ; again. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com PanArmenian.netJune 10, 2022 RIA Novosti removes Karabakh story after Azerbaijan blocks website RIA Novosti has removed an interview with Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) State Minister Artak Beglaryan after authorities in Azerbaijan blocked the news website. After the interview was published, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry declared that the interview with "separatist" motifs "overshadows Russia's efforts to establish peace, …

Green Party (2022-06-12). Left Unity Strategy Pays Off for California's Green Party and Peace and Freedom Party. indybay.org California's Green Party and Peace and Freedom Party are pointing to major electoral advances after Tuesday's primary election that ensured both parties ballot status until 2026 — they credit historic cooperation between the two parties in creating the first-ever "Left Unity Slate" of statewide candidates that resulted in significantly higher-than-usual vote totals.

____ (2022-06-12). U.S. official says conspiracy behind Capitol riot not over. ecns.cn The conspiracy behind the U.S. Capitol riot in January 2021 still poses a threat to the U.S. democracy, a New Delhi-based Television news channel NDTV reported on Friday, citing a high-profile U.S.

____ (2022-06-12). (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."

Staff (2022-06-12). Biden says he has not yet decided on SA trip. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 12 (MNA) — US President Joe Biden said he had "not yet" decided if he will travel to Saudi Arabia, a week after he opened the door to a possible trip.

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.

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."

_____ (2022-06-11). When America No Longer Exports Carnage As A Business Model, Maybe We'll Stop Seeing It In The Streets Here. popularresistance.org Speaking in the dimly lit Cross Hall in the White House, and flanked on either side by rows of candles and the soft lighting of the chandeliers and torchiere lamps above and behind him, Joe Biden conjured up his best human emotions to deliver an impassioned promise that he would do something about gun violence in this country. | "How much more carnage are we willing to accept?" Biden asked, demanding Republicans in particular end their blockade of gun control votes. | Since the mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York, Biden has been pressed to do something, which he promised he would do, but his sp…

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.

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 . . . |

Zoe Alexandra (2022-06-11). France's New Ecologic and Social People's Union presents a radical vision in parliamentary election. peoplesdispatch.org Zoe Alexandra of Peoples Dispatch speaks to Florence Roger, candidate of the New Ecologic and Social People's Union. The coalition of left and progressive parties has made major strides ahead of French parliamentary elections scheduled for June 12…

Staff (2022-06-11). Argentina President to Biden: Being Host Does Not Grant Authority to Impose a Right of Admission. orinocotribune.com The President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández strongly criticized the US's exclusion of countries and its blockade policy during his speech at the 9th Summit of the Americas on Thursday, June 9. | "Being a host does not grant the authority to impose a right of admission on the member countries of the continent," said Fernández, alluding to the decision by the United States not to invite Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua to the ninth edition of the Summit of the Americas, held in Los Angeles, California, during June 6-10. | "We definitely would have wanted a different Summit of the Americas," President Fernández state…

Liberation Staff (2022-06-11). WATCH: Electrifying closing plenary of the People's Summit for Democracy. liberationnews.org From June 8-10, people from across the hemisphere gathered in Los Angeles for the People's Summit for Democracy, drawing enthusiastic participation that eclipsed attendance at many of the official Summit of the Americas events.

Natalia Marques (2022-06-11). Pan-Africanism takes center stage in discussions at the People's Summit for Democracy. liberationnews.org The panel "Pan-Africanism in Today's World" at the People's Summit for Democracy explored the fight against U.S. intervention in Africa and the African diaspora's struggle for justice in the Americas…

Saheli Chowdhury (2022-06-11). Journalists Confront Antony Blinken and Luis Almagro at Summit of the Americas, Call Out Hypocrisy. orinocotribune.com June 10, 2022 ( The Tuesday, June 7 event at the Arizona State University California Center in Los Angeles, which was about media and democracy, will be remembered for a Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) activist calling Luis Almagro "

____ (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.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-06-11). US may allow Iran's oil to market even without nuclear deal. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 11 (MNA) — Chairman of the London Energy Club says if the midterm election is dominated by the need to get gas prices lower in America, turning a somewhat greater blind eye to the sanctioned barrels flowing out is probably expected.

Jane E Hirst, Nicole Votruba, Ian M Bennett, J Jaime Miranda, Pallab K Maulik (2022-06-11). [Correspondence] Opportunities for women's health in the first postnatal year. thelancet.com The Lancet Commission on depression by Helen Herrman and colleagues1 highlights the importance of life stages for depression, the first of which is the perinatal period, defined as pregnancy and the first 6 weeks after birth. However, the Commission's recommendations miss the crucial importance of the first postnatal year and the need for specific research and policy actions.

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

Common Dreams staff (2022-06-11). Sanders and Gillibrand Call on Amazon to Recognize Historic Union Victory. commondreams.org "It is time for Amazon to end its blatant disregard of labor law and treat workers with the respect and dignity they deserve."

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.

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 …

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