Daily Archives: June 22, 2022

2022-06-22: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-22). Bill Banning Imports From China's Xinjiang Region Takes Effect. news.antiwar.com A bill banning the import of goods from China's Xinjiang region President Biden signed the Uygur Forced Labour Prevention Act into law in December 2021. The legislation was passed through Congress over allegations China is practicing forces labor in Xinjiang using Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in the region, a charge Beij…

Dante Strobino (2022-06-22). Low-wage workers descend on D.C. workers.org Washington, D.C. — Tens of thousands of poor people, low-wage workers and their allies rallied here June 18 for the Poor People's Campaign Moral March and Low Wage Workers Assembly against "poverty, systemic racism and voter suppression." Starbucks workers — including some of the Memphis 7 fired for organizing — . . . |

WSWS (2022-06-22). At its 2022 conference, Labor Notes promotes Democratic Party, trade union apparatus. wsws.org At all of the various sessions and workshops, the trade unions were presented as leading the growing wage militancy of the working class. In fact, the opposite is the case.

TeleSUR, DRL (2022-06-22). México anticipa petición a EE.UU. para liberar a Julian Assange. telesurtv.net México ya le había otorgado asilo político al periodista australiano, quien será extraditado a EE.UU. desde Reino Unido.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-06-22). 2022 California Juneteenth Holiday still an optional notion for some reason. indybay.org 20 years ago California Juneteenth National Freedom Day was established as "optional" and today AB 1655 offers another "optional" path toward celebrations of our unique California Journey From Slavery to Freedom beginning on 1535 in Baja California Sur.

Staff (2022-06-22). Israeli Knesset officially dissolves as regime faces turmoil. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 22 (MNA) — Local media in the occupied lands said Wednesday that the 23rd Knesset has officially dissolved some 9 months after the last election.

Staff (2022-06-22). Iran FM congratulates election of new Colombian president. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 22 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian congratulated the election of Gustavo Petro as the new president of Colombia.

WSWS (2022-06-22). Missouri Republican candidate for US Senate and former Navy SEAL releases gun-toting ad urging violence against "RINOs" wsws.org In an appearance on the Steve Bannon podcast the following day, disgraced former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens said he was "100% proud" of the ad.

Editor (2022-06-21). Colombia's first ever left-wing president: Gustavo Petro wins historic election. What does it mean? mronline.org Gustavo Petro won Colombia's June 19 election, becoming its first ever left-wing president. We analyze what this means for Latin America, the US, Venezuela, the military, paramilitary groups, the powerful oligarchy, and social movements.

Contributing Writers (2022-06-21). "The First Casualty of War is the Truth". What is Really Happening in Donbass/By Christelle Néant and Dr. Leon Tressell. marktaliano.net A Conversation with Christelle Neant of Donbass Insider on the War in Ukraine By Christelle Néant and Dr. Leon Tressell Global Research, June 21, 2022 To receive Global Research's Daily Newsletter (selected …

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-06-21). Is There Really a U.S. Government Agency that Gives Out Awards for Deceiving the Public? covertactionmagazine.com Check out this year's "Democracy Awards" handed out by the National Endowment for Democracy. They were presented to Ukrainian NGOs …

Al Mayadeen (2022-06-21). The United Nations Slams Ukrainian Attack on Donetsk Maternity Hospital. globalresearch.ca The allegations of shelling of a maternity facility in Dujarric stated that "we have seen the media …

Kit Klarenberg (2022-06-21). British security state collaborator Paul Mason's war on 'rogue academics' exposed. thegrayzone.com In his covert assault on antiwar scholars, "left-wing" journalist and security state collaborator Paul Mason enlisted an academic snitch who knew his targets well. In the latest installment of The Grayzone's ongoing investigation into the anti-democratic, security state-influenced activities of Paul Mason, we look at how one of Britain's most prominent alleged left-wing journalists and an ever-expanding cast of covert helpers targeted scholars who dared challenge establishment narratives on the conflict in Ukraine. Amidst his campaign to neutralize the UK …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-06-21). How Black-Owned Media Operate Under An Apartheid Digital Redlining System In Advertising. moguldom.com Like many other Black-owned institutions in America, Black-owned media companies have been historically underfunded and less supported than their white counterparts. Despite the many promises made after the historic Black Lives Matter protests that swept the country in 2020 after George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer, Black-owned media companies continue to be …

Benjamin Norton (2022-06-21). Venezuelan's view on Gustavo Petro victory in Colombia, US sanctions, Iran pact. multipolarista.com A leftist Venezuelan journalist discusses the victory of left-wing candidate Gustavo Petro in Colombia's presidential election, the easing of a few US sanctions, and Venezuela's 20-year cooperation agreement with Iran.

Editor2 (2022-06-21). Taiwan: Red Lines and Strategic Ambiguity. orinocotribune.com By New Cold War &#1 ; Jun 8, 2022 | On May 5, 2022, the State Department amended its Taiwan factsheet removing the part in which it acknowledged that Taiwan is a part of China and stated that the US does not support Taiwan's independence. | While Washington has said the update does not reflect a change in its policy, it has clearly increased both its military and political activism in the region and Biden even went so far as to say in Tokyo on May 23 that the US is ready to use military force to defend Taiwan in the event of an intervention from Beijing. | As the US-led proxy war of NATO against Russia in Ukra…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-06-21). Latest UN-led talks over Libyan elections fail. peoplesdispatch.org Differences over the draft constitution and the electoral law have raised fresh fears of resumption of fighting between the different factions in Libya. The country has faced a decade-long war following the NATO-led invasion in 2011…

Cameron Harrison, Andrew Wright (2022-06-21). Detroit billionaire demands 10-year, $60 million tax break, taking money from schools. peoplesworld.org DETROIT—The City Council here postponed a vote on a questionable, additional $60 million tax break for Bedrock Management Services LLC last Tuesday. The firm, which is owned by billionaire Dan Gilbert, has requested the tax break in order to "develop" the already-delayed Hudson's project in downtown Detroit. The request would mark the project tax-free for …

_____ (2022-06-21). Juneteenth Commemorated While Total Freedom For African Americans Remains Elusive. popularresistance.org Juneteenth was designated as a federal holiday during 2021 by the United States administration of President Joe Biden. | This act of recognition came in the aftermath of an upsurge in mass demonstrations and electoral mobilizations in response to the rash of police and vigilante killings of African Americans during 2020-2021. | The holiday had been recognized and celebrated within African American communities largely concentrated in Texas and other areas of the South for over a century. After the surrender of the Confederate military forces in early April 1865, the fate of slavery as an economic system was sealed…

_____ (2022-06-21). If Albanese Asks for Assange's Freedom, Biden Has Every Reason to Agree. popularresistance.org Two years ago, at my local Australian Labor Party branch, I moved a motion urging the ALP to support dropping extradition proceedings against Julian Assange. Maroubra ALP is not inner city. It might be regarded as a bastion of the right. The motion was carried, near unanimously. After the debate, one member came up and said: "I think Assange is probably a narcissistic bastard but he's ours." | That is, he's an Australian.

_____ (2022-06-21). If Albanese Asks For Assange's Freedom, Biden Ought To Agree. popularresistance.org Two years ago, at my local Australian Labor Party branch, I moved a motion urging the ALP to support dropping extradition proceedings against Julian Assange. Maroubra ALP is not inner city. It might be regarded as a bastion of the right. The motion was carried, near unanimously. After the debate, one member came up and said: "I think Assange is probably a narcissistic bastard but he's ours." | That is, he's an Australian. | It was the Trump administration — probably at the insistence of then-C.I.A. chief Mike Pompeo — that pursued Assange's extradition. The Morrison government declined even the fainte…

Andy Kroll (2022-06-21). What Difference Does a War Make? tomdispatch.com From his first days in office, Joe Biden and his national security advisers seemed determined to revive America's fading global leadership via the strategy they knew best — challenging the "revisionist powers" Russia and China with a Cold War-style aggressiveness. When it came to Beijing, the president combined the policy initiatives of his predecessors, pursuing Barack Obama's "strategic pivot" from the Middle East to Asia, while continuing Donald Trump's trade war with China. In the process, Biden revived the kind of bipartisan foreign policy not seen in Washington since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991…

Ann Brown (2022-06-21). Popular Democrat Radio Host Joe Madison: Joe Biden Can Celebrate Juneteenth With Presidential Commission To Study Reparations. moguldom.com Outspoken radio host Joe Madison wants President Joe Biden to do more than celebrate Juneteenth, which was signed into law as a federal holiday in 2021. Madison wants the president to create a presidential commission to study reparations for slavery. The federal bill H.R. 40, which proposes a commission to study reparations, has yet to …

Fight Back (2022-06-21). Colombians elect leftist Gustavo Petro in historic election, despite violence and threats. fightbacknews.org Tucson, AZ – Despite massive amounts of corporate media propaganda, police crackdowns and right-wing violence, Colombians elected leftist Gustavo Petro as president in a runoff election on June 19. The new vice president is Francia Marquez Mina, an Afro-Colombian woman. This is the first time Colombia elected a president who is not from either the mainstream liberal or conservative parties. | This election victory is a rejection of the reactionary agenda of Rodolfo Hernandez, who is now making allegations of electoral tampering and fraud. Not only did the people of Colombia defeat this right-wing agenda, they ele…

_____ (2022-06-21). Workers at US abortion rights groups seek unions to prepare for post-Roe care. popularresistance.org As reproductive rights groups brace for an anticipated US supreme court decision to overturn Roe v Wade and strike down federal abortion rights in America, workers at these groups are organizing to unionize ahead of the expected legal changes. | About 400 workers at 28 clinics in five states in the midwest — Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota, announced in late May 2022 their intent to unionize with SEIU Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa. They have filed for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board after a majority of workers signed authorization cards and their request for…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-21). "…Chile…Colombia…Brazil???": Bolsonaro Despair at Left Resurgence. libya360.wordpress.com BRASILWIRE Folha's Monica Bergamo reports that, following the victory of Gustavo Petro, President Jair Bolsonaro sent a message on a private WhatsApp group in which he despaired at the result. Left-wing candidate Gustavo Petro was elected president on Sunday with 40.32% of the vote. It is the first time the left has won an election in…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-21). Do Colombians and Venezuelans Need to Become Political "Allies"? libya360.wordpress.com Franco Vielma The election of Gustavo Petro as president of Colombia and his running mate as vice-president, Francia Márquez, is undoubtedly a political milestone in this country, especially considering the long cycle of right-wing conservative governments that took the form of a political caste since the assassination of Jorge Eliécer Gaitán in 1948. This event…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-06-21). Israel's ruling coalition decides to dissolve parliament, call for fresh elections. peoplesdispatch.org The dissolution of the Knesset will lead to automatic extension of the controversial settlers' law for next six months. The government had failed to get approval for its extension earlier this month…

Ana Perdigón (2022-06-21). Bolton Predicts Rupture Within Venezuelan Opposition. orinocotribune.com The national security advisor to the White House during the Trump administration, John Bolton, has suggested that we could be seeing the beginning of an ultimate rupture within the Venezuelan opposition. | During an interview with Similarly, he added that towards the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019, t…

_____ (2022-06-21). How The US Could Lose The New Cold War. popularresistance.org The United States appears to have entered a new cold war with both China and Russia. And US leaders' portrayal of the confrontation as one between democracy and authoritarianism fails the smell test, especially at a time when the same leaders are actively courting a systematic human-rights abuser like Saudi Arabia. Such hypocrisy suggests that it is at least partly global hegemony, not values, that is really at stake. | For two decades after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the US was clearly number one. But then came disastrously misguided wars in the Middle East, the 2008 financial crash, rising inequality, the op…

Brett Wilkins (2022-06-21). As Biden Reverses Trump Land Mine Policy, US Urged to Join Global Ban Treaty. commondreams.org "As welcome as this step is, the White House needs to put the U.S. on a definitive path to join the treaties banning anti-personnel mines and cluster munitions," argues Sen. Patrick Leahy.

Brett Wilkins (2022-06-21). 'He Must Resign': Staff Texts Over Fake Elector Slates Implicate Ron Johnson. commondreams.org "Trump and his MAGA allies planned, promoted, and paid for a seditious conspiracy to overturn an election they lost," said one Democratic Senate candidate. "And Ron Johnson attempted to deliver it to D.C. on a silver platter."

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-21). Colombia's ELN guerrillas reiterate call to resume peace talks. colombiareports.com Colombia's longest-living guerrilla group ELN reiterated that the rebels want to resume peace talks after Sunday's election victory of President-elect Gustavo Petro. In a press statement, the ELN reiterated that…

Brett Wilkins (2022-06-21). Demanding Prosecution, Legal Experts Say This Is the 'Smoking Gun' to Nail Trump. commondreams.org "Trump has so far enjoyed near-impunity. He has gotten away with abuse after abuse… A case centered on the Georgia phone call, however, provides an antidote to that astonishing record."

Julia Conley (2022-06-21). Filmmaker Has 'Fully Complied' With Subpoena of Secret Trump Tapes. commondreams.org Documentary filmmaker Alex Holder filmed interviews with former President Trump and his top aides before and after the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-06-21). Daily Round-up | Gustavo Petro wins in Colombia, Mélenchon surges in France. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode, we bring you stories from the election results in Colombia and France, protests in Tunisia and the escalating economic and political crisis in Sri Lanka…

TeleSUR, JCM (2022-06-21). Organizaciones indígenas en Ecuador denuncian represión policial. telesurtv.net Por su parte, el ministro de Defensa de Ecuador acusó a las organizaciones indígenas de poner en "riesgo la democracia".

____ (2022-06-21). Astronaut mother sends wishes to her children. ecns.cn Liu Yang, China's first female astronaut, has touched the hearts of millions with a letter to her two children that was made public after she set off into space for the second time earlier this month.

Steven Harper (2022-06-21). Trump and His Allies Are 'A Clear and Present Danger to American Democracy'. commondreams.org Every responsible media representative should have been amplifying Luttig's stark message, not deducting points based on performance.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-21). Colombia begins transition of power after elections. colombiareports.com Colombia's President Ivan Duque appointed his finance minister to coordinate the transition of power with a delegate of President-elect Gustavo Petro. The winner of Sunday's elections has yet to announce…

Common Dreams staff (2022-06-21). WATCH LIVE: Jan. 6 Hearing Highlights Trump Role in Fake Elector Scheme. commondreams.org The hearing will also examine former President Donald Trump's attempts to pressure state officials to do his bidding as he tried to overturn his 2020 election loss.

Jesse Jackson (2022-06-21). Why Merrick Garland Must Prosecute Donald Trump for Insurrectionist Plot. commondreams.org Treason? A professor notes that the framers of the Constitution had "a very specific image in mind—men gathering with guns, forming an army, and marching on the seat of government."

Anand Naidoo (2022-06-21). The Heat: Colombia Presidential Election. america.cgtn.com Colombians made history on Sunday when they elected their country's first ever leftist president. Gustavo Petro, a one-time member of the M-19 rebel group and former mayor, vows to fight inequality when he takes office as Colombia's next leader. CGTN's Michelle Begue in Bogota begins …

Jason Jones (2022-06-21). Organizer's notebook: Indianapolis social workers decide to go union. peoplesworld.org INDIANAPOLIS—Motivated by union victories at Amazon and Starbucks, my co-workers and I at Step-Up, a social service agency here, decided that it was time to demand representation and democracy in our workplace. The 23 social workers and case managers at Step-Up provide care coordination, case management, and mental health counseling to clients living with HIV and …

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2022-06-21). Petro and Márquez win unprecedented victory in Colombia elections. peoplesworld.org A comment on the Historical Pact coalition's million-vote plurality overflowed with enthusiasm: "June 19 will be remembered [in Colombia] as a day of the people and will be a moment of celebration for democracy…. Today was a day for changing history." In second-round voting, the team of Gustavo Petro for president and Francia Márquez for …

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-21). Petro's quest for a majority in Colombia's Congress. colombiareports.com The party of Colombia's President-elect Gustavo Petro is seeking a majority coalition in Congress. Petro's "Historic Pact," became the biggest political party in the congressional elections in March, but needs…

____ (2022-06-21). China's first 'subway' high-speed rail commences operation. ecns.cn The Zhengzhou-Chongqing high-speed railway entered full operation on Monday as its section connecting Xiangyang city in central China's Hubei province and the Wanzhou District in Southwest China's Chongqing city opened on the same day.

PAI (2022-06-21). Worker-led CORE Union takes a bite out of Apple with Maryland win. peoplesworld.org TOWSON, Md. (PAI)—By a two-to-one ratio, the Coalition of Organized Retail Employees (CORE), a worker-led union aided by the Machinists, took a bite out of anti-union Apple, winning a recognition vote at the tech firm's retail store in Towson, Md. Their chomp was so noticeable that even Democratic President Joe Biden cheered. "I am proud …

Elliott Wallace (2022-06-20). Advocates call for reparations for Black Americans. america.cgtn.com The 'Why We Can't Wait' coalition is calling on President Biden to issue an executive order for a commission to study the legacy of slavery and consider reparations.

____ (2022-06-20). Is There Life After Death? transcend.org 16 Jun 2022 – A review of 'James and Whitehead on Life after Death' by David Ray Griffin – The meaning of death, and whether humans do or do not survive it in some form, has always obsessed people, from the average person to the great artists and thinkers. Death is the mother of philosophy and all the arts and sciences.

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