Daily Archives: June 16, 2022

2022-06-16: News Headlines

Staff (2022-06-16). Pentagon: U.S. High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, crews in Ukraine by end of month. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Interfax-UkraineJune 16, 2022 Four HIMARS installations to be delivered to Ukraine by end of month — US Department of Defense The U.S. Department of Defense expects that the HIMARS installations promised by U.S. President Joseph Biden on June 1 will be put into operation in Ukraine by the end of the month. "By the end …

Alina Duarte (2022-06-16). 'Summit of Exclusion' Backfires on Biden. orinocotribune.com By Jill Clark-Gollub, Alina Duarte and John Perry &#1 ; Jun 13, 2022 | "We would definitely have wanted a different Summit of the Americas. The silence of those absent challenges us. So that this does not happen again, I would like to state for the future that the fact of being the host country of the Summit does not grant the capacity to impose a 'right of admission' on the member countries of the continent." President of Argentina and president pro tempore of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (CELAC), Alberto Fernández, at the Summit of the Americas, June 10, 2022, Los Angeles. | While hos…

Staff (2022-06-16). Biden informs Zelensky about US military aid worth $1 bln. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — US President Joe Biden informed his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelensky about a new package of US military aid for Ukraine worth $1 billion, according to Biden's statement, published by the White House.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-16). Updated Mayo Clinic recommendations for infant formula shortage. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Since the outbreak of COVID-19, there have been significant shortages of infant formulas in some stores, largely caused by supply chain issues, as well as a recent recall of several contaminated baby formula products. While this unfortunate crisis continues to impact thousands of caregivers needing to feed their babies, Mayo Clinic continues to offer advice on safe alternatives in the short term to patients. Alternative formula options For most infants, it is OK to switch…

Editor2 (2022-06-16). Elections in Colombia: Between Hopes and Concerns. orinocotribune.com By Pablo Ruiz &#1 ; Jun 10, 2022 | On Sunday 19 June, all eyes will once again be on Colombia and the results of the second round of the presidential elections: will it be more of the same in Colombia — one of the most dangerous countries for human rights defenders — or will there be a change, depending on whether the candidate of the left or the right wins; everything remains to be seen. | As we know, last May 29th, in the first round of the presidential elections, the candidates of the Historical Pact, Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez, obtained the highest number of votes with 8,527,768 votes (40.3…

Ann Brown (2022-06-16). Biden To Hire Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms As Advisor After Cedric Richmond Exit. moguldom.com President Joe Biden has tapped former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to join the White House. Bottoms will replace outgoing Cedric Richmond as a top White House advisor. As director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, Bottoms will have access to some of the most high-level planning and strategy sessions in the West …

_____ (2022-06-16). Biden Wants to Dictate Policy Change to Saudi Arabia. journal-neo.org After the failure of numerous Washington emissaries' attempts to change Saudi Arabia's perception of the world and force it to take a place in the ranks of "US supporters", the current US administration has decided to use its latest weapon in this effort by "throwing President Biden to the wolves". Such a decision by the US …

Dean Baker (2022-06-16). Will CNN Put Donald Trump Back in the White House? cepr.net The network's coverage of the economy has been inflation, inflation, inflation 24-7. But inflation is not the whole story of the economy. We also have unemployment that is near 50-year low. That is a really big deal, because the vast majority of families work for most of their income.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-06-16). Daily Round-up| Brazilian power company Electrobras privatized and more. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode, we take a look at the privatization of an electricity company in Brazil, a strike by Spanish unions at RyanAir and the cancellation of a UK flight to deport refugees to Rwanda…

Freedom Socialist Party (2022-06-16). Wednesday 6/15: Labor History: A key to unlocking workers' power today. indybay.org Online via Zoom | To register: bit.ly/FSFD-Labor

United We Dream (2022-06-16). Wednesday 6/15: DACA Tenth Anniversary: Then, Now and Beyond! Celebration & Action Rally. indybay.org Virtual celebration & action rally…

Staff (2022-06-16). Demócratas piden a Biden eliminar más sanciones para facilitar distribución mundial de vacunas anticovid cubanas. cubadebate.cu Un grupo de 26 demócratas de la Cámara de Representantes instó a la Administración Biden a suavizar aún más las sanciones contra Cuba para ayudar a la distribución internacional de las vacunas anticovid cubanas. Los demócratas pidieron a Biden que se dirija a políticas específicas que dificultan la cooperación médica con la Isla.

WSWS (2022-06-16). January 6 Committee releases video of Republican lawmaker leading "reconnaissance" tour of Capitol complex on eve of coup. wsws.org The video shows Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk leading Trump supporters through the Capitol complex on January 5, 2021.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-06-16). CA State Parks Commission considers one of the most endangered historic sites in America. indybay.org California State Park and Recreation Commission may visit one of the most endangered historic preservation sites in America. Negro Hill, Mormon Island and Negro Bar Gold Mining District represents "hidden figures" from the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. As the Nation celebrates Juneteenth Freedom, California State Parks regional staff continues a generational effort to erase, distort and destroy all authentic golden legacy by people of African descent during the California Gold Rush Era (1840-1875)…

Labor Video Project (2022-06-16). Democracy, General Strikes & Fascism At AFL-CIO With Van Deusen Pres Vermont AFL-CIO. indybay.org Vermont AFL-CIO president David Van Deusen reports on the refusal of the AFL-CIO Executive Council to allow his state's resolution for democracy in the AFL-CIO with direct election of the national officers by the rank and file as well as preparing for a general strike against any attempted coup or insurrection.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-06-16). 2022 California Juneteenth – National Freedom Day. indybay.org In the coming years over 100 California cities with @100,000+ residents will begin to discover our unique California Juneteenth Legacy, helping manifest equity and greater inclusion throughout the 5th largest economy in the world. Today, "Mining for Freedom" or the authentic "Golden Legacy" of our California USCT who fought, bleed and died for freedom is a fierce debate impacting future generation.

WSWS (2022-06-16). Republican who voted for Trump impeachment defeated in South Carolina primary. wsws.org Representative Tom Rice was the first outright electoral defeat among the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump over the attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-16). Why Colombia got nervous about violence after elections. colombiareports.com Colombia's government is intimidating critics amid fears that its failure to guarantee free and fair elections could revive social unrest on Sunday. President Ivan Duque said Tuesday that "the security…

La Peña (2022-06-16). Friday 6/17: Baila Community Dance Party. indybay.org La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705…

David Giesen (2022-06-16). Sunday 7/3: Fulfilling the Promise of America, a symposium. indybay.org ZOOM video meet: | zoom.us/j/94131824284?pwd=RzI0ZEY1eEkrbkxFemNOMHFHbUZXZz09

Staff (2022-06-16). Legisladores demócratas piden a Biden facilitar distribución mundial de vacunas anticovid cubanas. cubadebate.cu Un grupo de 26 demócratas de la Cámara de Representantes instó a la Administración Biden a suavizar aún más las sanciones contra Cuba para ayudar a la distribución internacional de las vacunas anticovid cubanas. Los demócratas pidieron a Biden que se dirija a políticas específicas que dificultan la cooperación médica con la Isla.

WSWS (2022-06-16). Socialist Equality Party meeting discusses crisis of Australia's two-party system and the way forward for the working class. wsws.org The livestreamed event provided a much-appreciated forum for democratic discussion about the election result, Labor's right-wing program, and the class battles now unfolding in Australia and internationally.

Center for Biological Diversity (2022-06-16). Lawmakers, Organizations Warn Biden Against Rushed Pipeline Restart Off California Coast. indybay.org Repair of Ruptured Oil Pipeline to Be Fast-Tracked Without Public Input…

WSWS (2022-06-16). At AFL-CIO convention, Biden looks to unions to impose his program of austerity and war. wsws.org After decades of betrayals by the AFL-CIO unions, most workers in the United States had no idea the assemblage of well-paid, pro-company stooges was even taking place.

WSWS (2022-06-16). US and Israel ratchet up threats and aggression against Iran. wsws.org The Biden administration is escalating pressure on Iran with provocations that seem designed to blow up the nuclear talks taking place in Vienna.

United We Dream (2022-06-16). Wednesday 6/15: DACA Décimo Aniversario – °Antes, Ahora y Más Allá! Celebración y Reuinon para la Acción. indybay.org Virtual celebration & action rally…

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-15). Biden Announces $1 Billion Weapons Package for Ukraine. news.antiwar.com President Biden announced Wednesday after a call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that the US is For the first time, the US will be sending Ukraine Harpoon anti-…

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-15). Top House Democrat Slams 'Too Cautious' Approach To Ukraine Military Aid. news.antiwar.com Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), the head of the House Armed Services Committee, "Ukraine borders Russia, if you give them a mortar shell that can go a mile, theoretically it can strike Russia," Smith said. "The point of giving them the weapons is not to be able to strike into Russia, the point is to be able to hit the Russians who are in Ukraine from a longer, safer distance." | While President Biden has shipped billions…

WSWS (2022-06-15). The Democratic Socialists of America and the invention of the pro-imperialist "Ukrainian resistance" wsws.org On June 3, Tempest published an article titled "Solidarity with the Ukrainian resistance!" by Ashley Smith, a prominent member of the DSA. An investigation of the political background of this Ukrainian "resistance" reveals it is a creation of US imperialism.

Staff (2022-06-15). Baltic: NATO doubles air sorties to 400. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOAllied Air CommandJune 15, 2022 NATO Combined Air Operations Centre Uedem controls largest BALTOPS air play From June 5 to 17, fourteen NATO Allies and Partners Finland and Sweden are participating in the multinational maritime-focused annual exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS). NATO's Northern Combined Air Operations Centre (CAOC) staff ensure control of participating aircraft. "CAOC Uedem …

Tony Murphy (2022-06-15). March protests union-busters. workers.org New York City The June 7 Starbucks union win in Memphis, Tennessee, showed that the bosses' tried-and-true, union-busting tactics aren't working like they used to. In the face of the February racist firing of the Memphis 7, election tampering by the bosses and constant anti-union interference, workers at that store . . . |

Tony Murphy (2022-06-15). New York City 'March Against Union-Busting Billionaires' keeps the struggle in the streets. workers.org New York City The June 7 Starbucks union win in Memphis, Tennessee, showed that the bosses' tried-and-true, union-busting tactics aren't working like they used to. In the face of the February racist firing of the Memphis 7, election tampering by the bosses and constant anti-union interference, workers at that store . . . |

WSWS (2022-06-15). Democratic controlled Congress allows funding for school meal programs to expire, threatening 10 million children with hunger. wsws.org Legislators have decided not to renew $11 billion in funding for a school meal reimbursement program. Child advocacy groups expect the cut to push up to 10 million children into hunger over the summer and into the new school year.

Connor Echols (2022-06-15). The Largest Pentagon Budget Cut in History Is a Great Idea. commondreams.org Complaining that domestic priorities are being sacrificed, these Democrats want to slash military spending by $100 billion.

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-15). Biden Officials Concerned Russia Sanctions Hurting Ordinary People More Than Putin. news.antiwar.com Bloomberg History has shown that US sanctions and other economic pressure do little to change the targeted government and

Jason Ditz (2022-06-15). Sadrists Resign Parliament, But Sadr's Influence in Iraq Endures. news.antiwar.com The October 10 election in Iraq saw Moqtada al-Sadr's party win a plurality of 73 seats. All deadlines have passed, and Sadr failed to form a government. This weekend, Iraq's parliamentary system lends itself to close finishes and long struggles to form coalitions. Sadr tried to align with the Kurdish Democrats and a Sunni Arab bloc, but never had enough to overcome boycotts of sessions by the rival Shi'ite St…

Ann Brown (2022-06-15). Same Old Stuff: AIPAC-Groomed Bakari Sellers And KHive Celebrate Election Victory Of 81-Year-Old DNC Establishment Enforcer Clyburn. moguldom.com Establishment Democrats and members of the KHive are celebrating the June 14 victory of veteran Rep. James Clyburn, who won the party's nomination to be the candidate representing the 6th Congressional District in the midterm elections. Not celebrating are Clyburn's two challengers — Democrat Michael Addison and pro-reparations progressive Gregg Marcel Dixon. Clyburn, 81, will …

Ann Brown (2022-06-15). After Successful California Reparations Task Force Process, NAASD To Formally Charge The US Government With Genocide. moguldom.com After successfully helping the California Reparations Task Force produce its historic interim report on June 1, the National Assembly of American Slavery Descendants has moved forward to formally charge the U.S. government with genocide over its treatment of African slaves and their descendants. The NAASD wants President Joe Biden to protest and repair American Freedmen. A grassroots …

Maureen Clare Murphy (2022-06-15). Joe Biden's "ironclad commitment" to Palestinian un-freedom. electronicintifada.net No crime is too great to stand in the way of Washington's support for Israeli impunity.

_____ (2022-06-15). Biden's Summit Of No-Shows. popularresistance.org I tip my cap, as we all should, to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico. And to Presidents Luis Arce of Bolivia, Xiaomara Castro of Honduras, Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala and Nayib Bukele of El Savador. They all pointedly declined to join President Joe Biden at his Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles last week, joining to protest Biden's refusal to invite Miguel Díaz—Canel, Nicolás Maduro and Daniel Ortega, the presidents of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua respectively. | Add it up. Eight of the region's 33 nations were absent when Biden convened the summit "to demonstrate the resurgence of…

Fight Back (2022-06-15). Final Declaration of the Workers' Summit of the Americas. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the Final Declaration of the Workers' Summit of the Americas which took place in opposition to the Biden administration's failed summit in Los Angeles. | Final Declaration of the Workers' Summit of the Americas | Tijuana, June 10-12, 2022 | We, representatives of Trade Union, Peasant, Political and Social organizations, gathered in Tijuana — Mexico, June 10-12, 2022, on the occasion of the realization of the Summit of the Americas of the Working Men and Women Workers, in immediate response to the exclusion of Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua imposed by the Government of…

Scorinoco (2022-06-15). Regional Leaders Snub Summit of the Americas as Activists Hold People's Summit. orinocotribune.com The Summit of the Americas had an inauspicious start after several of the region's leaders followed through on their commitment to skip the event over US President Joe Biden's decision to The presidents of Mexico, Bolivia, Honduras, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, sent lower level delegations in their place as a show of protest over the politically driven decision by the United States to bar the aforementioned countries from the proceedings in Los Angeles. The leaders of…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-15). Honduras: Xiomara Castro's Government, Advancing Along a Mined Road. libya360.wordpress.com Giorgio Trucchi Five months with eyes on the re-foundation of Honduras and watching their backs On January 27, Xiomara Castro took office as president of Honduras. It was a vibrant speech in which she made it clear that she was going to receive a country in bankruptcy, plundered, with a debt totaling more than 20…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-15). A Quarter Century of a Western-Backed War of Aggression Against the Congolese People. libya360.wordpress.com Maurice Carney Uganda president Yoweri Museveni and Rwanda president Paul Kagame (Photo: REUTERS/Noor Khamis) Rwanda and Uganda have carried out attacks against the Democratic Republic of Congo for the past 25 years. Their aggressions are carried out with the backing of the U.S. and European nations who aid their theft of Congo's resources. The recent…

_____ (2022-06-15). Officer Released On Bail After Indictment For Killing Patrick Lyoya. popularresistance.org Patrick Lyoya, 26, an African immigrant from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was shot in the back of the head by patrolman Christopher Schurr on April 4. | This act of police violence was met with widespread shock and mass demonstrations demanding that Schurr be terminated from the Grand Rapids police department and charged with murder. | There was an announcement made on June 15 saying that Schurr had been fired from the Grand Rapid Police Department. This came less than a week after his indictment on second degree murder charges in the death of Lyoya. | Despite the national attention focusing on the kil…

_____ (2022-06-15). The 'Divisive' Ban Whitewashing Virginia's Classrooms. popularresistance.org There's a recent painting that sums up what's happening to public education in Virginia: A white man, white paint roller in hand, is covering up Black historical figures—Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X—their bodies whitewashed, faces stoic. | The piece by Detroit artist Jonathan Harris, titled "Critical Race Theory," stuck with Cassandra Newby-Alexander, a professor at Norfolk State University, a Historically Black University, since she first saw it online. | Newby-Alexander is the former co-chair of the African American History Education Commission (AAHEC), a group of educators and…

Scorinoco (2022-06-15). Message of President Díaz-Canel of Cuba to the People's Summit. orinocotribune.com Editor's note: The following is the English translation of the message of President Miguel Díaz-Canel of Cuba to the People's Summit for Democracy, held in Los Angeles during June 8-10 as a counter-event to Washington's exclusionary Summit of the Americas. The Cuban president's message was broadcast in the closing ceremony of the People's Summit, on June 10. | Manolo, named in the Cuban president's address, is Manolo de los Santos, director of The People's Forum, who was one of the principal organizers of the People's Summit. | Dear Manolo, comrades participating in the People's Summit, | I was not wrong when I s…

Rachel Hu, Chris Garaffa (2022-06-15). CovertAction Bulletin Podcast: Activist Interrupts Summit of the Americas, "Luis Almagro you have Blood on Your Hands!" covertactionmagazine.com Activist and journalist Walter Smolarek interrupted General Secretary of the OAS, Luis Almagro, and confronted Almagro about his role in the coup in Bolivia. We interviewed Walter the day after the interruption at the People's Summit for Democracy which took place from June 8th through 10th in Los Angeles.

Kari Polanyi Levitt (2022-06-15). Prof. Kari Polyani Levitt: Regaining Canada's Sovereignty: June 14, 2022 We Celebrate Kari's 99th Birthday. globalresearch.ca On June 14, 2022. Friends and family met up in Montreal to celebrate Kari Polyani Levitt's 99th birthday. | While Kari's health is fragile, she remains firm in her incisive understanding and analysis of World events, committed to national sovereignty and …

Leonard Pitts Jr. (2022-06-15). Just How Long Will Trump World Fall for This Long, Long Con? commondreams.org Don't you feel kind of stupid right now?

Julia Conley (2022-06-15). AOC Accuses NYC Council Leader of Punishing Kids to Retaliate Against Progressives. commondreams.org "There are some things in politics that are fair game," said the congresswoman. "But who defunds after-school programming for underprivileged kids in public housing to score a political point?"

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-15). Colombia's police announce mass arrests ahead of elections. colombiareports.com Colombia's police began arresting alleged political activists on claims they were planning riots after elections on Sunday. The electoral police operation was announced by General Jorge Luis Vargas on Tuesday….

WSWS (2022-06-15). Britain admits to spying on Assange's lawyer Jennifer Robinson. wsws.org The little-reported admission again demonstrates that the pursuit of Assange has entailed vast government violations of fundamental democratic rights.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-06-15). Biden at AFL-CIO convention: PRO Act is 'Pro-American'. peoplesworld.org PHILADELPHIA—Reiterating support for workers and unions, Democratic President Joe Biden went one step further at the AFL-CIO Convention in Philadelphia. "I call on Congress to pass the PRO Act," he declared, repeating a vow he's used not just before union audiences but elsewhere, again backing the measure. "It's not just because it's pro-union, but because …

Brett Wilkins (2022-06-15). Khashoggi's Fiancée Wants Biden to Ask Saudis: 'Where Is Jamal's Body?'. commondreams.org "I've been forced to live in a world where his murderers have not only gone unpunished but have also been rewarded," lamented Hatice Cengiz.

Brett Wilkins (2022-06-15). US Asks Israel to Dial Back Oppression of Palestinians—But Just During Biden's Visit. commondreams.org One critic wryly observed that Israel "can resume killing, dispossessing, and persecuting" Palestinians "without restrictions once Biden leaves."

Richard Wolff (2022-06-15). There Are Better Ways to Fight Inflation Than Attacking Working People With Higher Interest Rates. commondreams.org Tackling inflation requires reining in private markets—and embracing economic democracy.

Labor Video Project (2022-06-15). Democracy, General Strikes & Fascism At AFL-CIO With David Van Deusen Pres Vermont AFL-CIO. indybay.org WorkWeek interviews Vermont AFL-CIO president David Van Deusen about the two resolutions that they submitted for democracy in the AFL-CIO and the need to prepare to organize a general strike against the rise of fascism an another insurrection and attempted coup. The AFL-CIO executive council tabled both.

____ (2022-06-15). Snow leopard captured on infrared camera in Sichuan. ecns.cn This image captured by an infrared camera in November 2021 shows a snow leopard at the Wanglang area of the Giant Panda National Park in Mianyang, southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Monica Moorehead (2022-06-15). Migrant construction workers demand safe working conditions. workers.org Mahoma López speaks along with Cabricanecos construction workers at May Day rally, Union Square, New York City, organized by Workers Assembly Against Racism (WAAR). WW PHOTO: Brenda Ryan New York City The day after May 1 — International Workers Day — a group of immigrant construction workers, mainly from Guatemala, . . . |

Julia Conley (2022-06-15). QAnon-Linked Conspiracy Theorist Wins GOP Primary for Nevada's Top Election Official. commondreams.org "Election deniers are on the verge of winning offices that run elections."

Labor Video Project (2022-06-15). WCCUSD Union Busting Attack On Adult School Teachers United Leadership. indybay.org The WCCUSD school district terminated the president and vice president of the Adult School Teachers United in a union busting attack. The president Ken Ryan and vice president Kristen Pursley discuss their termination, the reason behind it and the attack on adult education and ESL by not only the District by the Democrats in the legislature and governor.

Jim Hightower (2022-06-15). Can Democrats Save Their Party… From Its Leadership? commondreams.org If you choose to abandon this whole working-class constituency—surprise!—it will abandon you.

WSWS (2022-06-15). Germany's Supreme Court strengthens far-right Alternative for Germany. wsws.org Germany's highest court has condemned ex-Chancellor Angela Merkel for having "excluded" the far-right party "from the circle of parties capable of forming coalitions and cooperating within the democratic spectrum" by criticising the election of a Thuringian prime minister with the votes of the Alternative for Germany (AfD).

WSWS (2022-06-15). Trump denounces January 6 hearings as "treasonous" and repeats baseless claims of a "stolen election" wsws.org Trump's diatribe was pitched both to the November mid-term elections and the 2024 presidential election, and to the cultivation of a fascist, extra-constitutional movement to be thrown against the growing movement of the working class.

WSWS (2022-06-15). With contract expiration for dockworkers looming, Biden makes warmongering speech at Los Angeles ports. wsws.org The Biden administration is working with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in a desperate bid to prevent a walkout by more than 20,000 West Coast dockworkers.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-14). Colombia's elections marred by violence and fraud claims. colombiareports.com The rival campaigns in Colombia's elections have both claimed that Sunday's vote will be rigged against their candidates. The accusations suggest that the losing candidate may refuse to recognize the…

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