Daily Archives: June 17, 2022

2022-06-17: News Headlines

Staff (2022-06-17). Post-WWII shift: invoking Russia, Japan moves to NATO-level military spending. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kyodo NewsJune 16, 2022 Japan ruling party vows to boost nation's defense in election pledges Japan's ruling party pledged Thursday ahead of a House of Councillors election to "fundamentally" reinforce the country's defense capability and increase relevant spending in the next five years, as Russia's war against Ukraine has raised calls for a more robust …

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-17). 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…

Jason Ditz (2022-06-17). Iraq's Sadr Withdraws From Political Process. news.antiwar.com Iraqi cleric and influential political leader Moqtada al-Sadr has followed up last weekend's resignation of all 73 Sadrist MPs by announcing Sadr says the move is meant to avoid involvement with corrupt politicians, and added that his movement would boycott the next election if those corrupt groups participate. | He didn't name them directly, but is almost certainly referring to the State of Law bloc, a rival Shi'ite group whose very suggestio…

Staff (2022-06-17). Are We Witnessing a Preventive Coup in Colombia? orinocotribune.com Editorial note: In addition to alerts about a preventive coup coming from Colombia, and clearly explained by James Jordan, along with evidence of the political and military hierarchy of Colombia attempting to prevent a new possible government led by Gustavo Petro, US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) chief, General Laura Richardson, traveled to Panama on June 15. As part of her tour, a visit to the border with Colombia, in the Darien jungle, was scheduled. Many Panamanian social movements condemned her visit as a direct intervention in Colombian elections. | By James Patrick Jordan &#1 ; Jun 16, 2022 | Activists from…

____ (2022-06-16). China's commercial space telescope completes all-sky optical survey. ecns.cn China's commercial space telescope Yangwang-1 has completed an optical survey of the whole sky, according to its developer.

Labor Video Project (2022-06-17). 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.

Center for Biological Diversity (2022-06-17). 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…

Staff (2022-06-17). Fiscalía General de la República informa sobre procesos penales derivados del 11 de julio. cubadebate.cu Los días 14 y 15 de junio, el Tribunal notificó a la Fiscalía cuatro sentencias firmes, en las que 33 sancionados habían establecido recursos, correspondientes a las provincias de La Habana y Mayabeque, por delitos de sedición, sabotaje y desórdenes públicos. Atendiendo a la gravedad de los hechos y grado de participación, 30 fueron sancionados con privación de libertad.

Staff (2022-06-17). American curios: øPasarán? cubadebate.cu El pueblo estadunidense está ante la decisión de defender, o no, a su democracia constitucional. Tal vez debería de pedir consejos, en lugar de darlos, a sus contrapartes latinoamericanas que cuentan con amplia experiencia en las luchas antifascistas, incluso por golpes impulsados desde la misma Casa Blanca. Una vez más, la pregunta aquí es øno pasarán?

TeleSUR, hvh, JDO (2022-06-17). China insta al Brics a fortalecer la seguridad internacional. telesurtv.net Yang resaltó que la Iniciativa de Seguridad Global es la vía para alcanzar una paz duradera y seguridad universal.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-06-17). 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)…

WSWS (2022-06-17). Retired federal judge warns Trump will attempt another electoral coup. wsws.org The closing statement delivered by retired federal Judge J. Michael Luttig followed revelations by the committee detailing how close politicians came to getting murdered on January 6, underscoring the Democratic Party's fecklessness in holding Trump and his fascist co-conspirators accountable 17 months after the attack.

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…

Peter Koenig (2022-06-16). Kissinger y la guerra en Ucrania: El mensajero y el amo. globalizacion.ca Cuando Henry Kissinger sorprendió al mundo con su discurso en el reciente Foro Económico Mundial (FEM) en Davos (22-26 de mayo de 2022), diciéndole al presidente de Ucrania, Zelenskyy, que tenía que hacer alguna concesión a cambio de la paz,…

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.

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-16). Senators Bring Biden's 2023 Military Budget Request to $857 Billion. news.antiwar.com The Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday released its version of the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would authorize $857.6 billion in military spending for the 2023 fiscal year, a massive increase from the $813 billion President Biden requested. Out of the $857.6 billion, about $817.3 billion will go to the Pentagon, $29.7 …

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…

_____ (2022-06-16). Why's Joe Biden on a Mission to Court Mohammad bin Salman? journal-neo.org When Joe Biden campaigned for presidential elections and promised to make Saudia — especially if the kingdom continues to be ruled by the crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) — a 'pariah' state, many political pundits in the US believed his rhetoric unlikely to change during the duration of his "democratic" presidency. For over a …

_____ (2022-06-16). Crisis in South Korea's Democratic Party. journal-neo.org The outcome of South Korea's local election that took place on June 1, 2022 could be described as an unmitigated disaster for the Democratic Party of Korea. Whereas 4 years ago it won 14 out of 17 metropolitan mayor and governor posts in direct-administered cities and even chipped away at the Conservatives' territory, the party …

_____ (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 …

_____ (2022-06-16). AFL-CIO Blocks Debate On Union Democracy Reforms. popularresistance.org Earlier today, many were unexpectedly locked out of the AFL-CIO convention after the Secret Service closed the doors for the arrival of President Joe Biden. The lockout infuriated activists and delegates who had arrived early to see Biden, but many also saw it as a metaphor for how people are being excluded from the convention as a whole. | Shockingly, the AFL-CIO did not invite the Amazon Labor Union, since it's an independent union and doesn't belong to the AFL-CIO. Nor did the convention invite members of the SEIU-affiliated Starbucks Workers United. | "It's just petty," one senior union official told Payday R…

_____ (2022-06-16). Empire's Fleeting Leadership In Its Yard. popularresistance.org Mr. Biden, the US President, expressed his hopes as he said: "I think I find no reason why the Western Hemisphere, the Western Hemisphere over the next 10 years, does not develop into the most democratic hemisphere in the world, most democratic region in the entire world." | He identified important factors in the region: "We have everything. We have the people, we have the resources and we have more democracies in this hemisphere than any other hemisphere." | So, the US leader expressed hope: "This is a lot we can do, but a lot of it matters in the private enterprise side equation." | He mentioned "enormous ideas…

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 …

Editor (2022-06-16). Tracy's Travesty: New Boss Same as Old Boss at Bureau of Land Management. scheerpost.com By Mike Garrity / CounterPunch It's too bad for conservationists and all Americans, but Tracy Stone-Manning, Biden's new Bureau of Land Management (BLM) director, is continuing the Trump administration's policy of destructive public land grazing. The BLM administers 246 million acres of public land, mainly in the intermountain west, with the mission is to "sustain …

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.

Anonymous103 (2022-06-16). The Sorry Status Quo Persists Amidst the Escapism of 'Democracies'-From 'Wuhan's Virus' to 'Putin's Tax' and 'Zelenski brought it on himself'? southfront.org Written by Simon Ndiritu There is an ongoing tendency for 'democracies' to shift blame and deny responsibility for their failure….

Fight Back (2022-06-16). Philippines: "Terrorist designation" of Ka Louie et al is outrageous. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following June 15 statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). | The improperly named "Anti-Terrorism Council" today announced that it issued a resolution last May 25 (Resolution No. 31) which "designated" the former chief negotiator of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Ka Louie Jalandoni and five other people being associated with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) as "terrorist individuals." | The Party and the revolutionary movement firmly denounces the ATC for…

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…

Brett Wilkins (2022-06-16). House Dems Urge Biden to Work With Cuba to Vaccinate the World. commondreams.org "Cuba's goal of vaccinating people in low-income countries offers an important opportunity… for our nations to work together once again on urgent healthcare issues facing the world."

Brett Wilkins (2022-06-16). 'Certifiably Crazy': Jan. 6 Panel Highlights How Team Trump Pushed Pence to Overturn Election. commondreams.org Had Pence obeyed Trump, said a retired federal judge, "America would immediately have been plunged into what would have been tantamount to a revolution within a paralyzing constitutional crisis."

Aram Aharonian (2022-06-16). Desde Watergate a Trump y Biden, años recitando libertad y democracia. globalizacion.ca El asalto al Capitolio estadounidense perpetrado el 6 de enero de 2021 por una turba incitada por el ex presidente Donald Trump fue la culminación de un intento de golpe de Estado al centro del cual se encontraba el magnate,…

Julia Conley (2022-06-16). Warren Leads Charge to Ban Sale of People's Health and Location Data. commondreams.org "Health and location data are incredibly sensitive and can be used for a range of harms, from profiling and exploiting consumers to spying on citizens without warrants to carrying out stalking and violence," said one expert.

Suheir Sheikh (2022-06-16). Celebrating Juneteenth, the Emancipation of African Americans. america.cgtn.com It's a day many activists have worked to raise awareness about for decades. Last year, the U.S. made history when U.S. President Joe Biden officially designated Juneteenth a federal holiday. The holiday is celebrated on June 19th and celebrates the emancipation of African-Americans from …

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.

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.

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

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

____ (2022-06-16). My Conversation With Ryan Dawson Today. smoothiex12.blogspot.com It was a podcast on Anti-Neocon resource of Ryan. Here is the link:

WSWS (2022-06-16). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org National public sector strike in Tunisia over pay and conditions; Second Belgium national strike this year called over cost-of-living crisis; Czech public sector unions declare strike alert over wages; EasyJet cabin crew strike at Berlin airport, Germany; Pilots at Scandinavian airline SAS strike threat over wages; Ryanair cabin crew in Spain to strike over pay and conditions; Ballot of 40,000 UK telecom workers begins over pay deal; Further Education lecturers in 33 colleges in England ballot over pay and working conditions; Stoppages by bus drivers in Palestinian West Bank over working conditions…

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.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-06-16). Union leaders talk with White House on protecting abortion access. peoplesworld.org PHILADELPHIA (PAI)—With a Supreme Court ruling looming abolishing the 49-year-old right to abortion, prominent unionists recently discussed with a top White House aide how to protect women's access once the Republican-named Supreme Court majority yanks the right. Representatives of the United Teachers of Dade (AFT), the Michigan Education Association, Service Employees 1199, National Nurses United …

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…

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.

Sofía M. Clark (2022-06-16). Democratizar las Naciones Unidas para salvar el mundo. globalizacion.ca "Los que sí comprendemos lo nefasto del imperio, y el peligro, cada vez mayor, que representa, debemos estar claros que la defensa efectiva de la vida sobre el planeta Tierra, incluyendo la de la propia especie humana, exige inexorablemente la…

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.

Jeffrey C. Isaac (2022-06-16). The Revelations of the Jan. 6 Hearings Must Be Communicated Better If US Democracy Is to Survive. commondreams.org It is not too late for Committee leadership and Democratic party leadership to wake up. But time is fast running out.

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.

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…

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

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.

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.

Editor (2022-06-16). Khashoggi's Fiancée Wants Biden to Ask Saudis: 'Where is Jamal's Body?'. scheerpost.com Activists pose for a photo following the June 15, 2022 unveiling of Jamal Khashoggi Way outside the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images) | By Brett Wilkins / As U.S. President Joe Biden

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….

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