2024-06-19: News Headlines

noemail (2024-06-19). Putin and Kim Jong Un Forge New Strategic Pact Amid Global Tensions. devdiscourse.com Russian President Vladimir Putin met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Wednesday to forge a new strategic agreement aimed at strengthening their economic and military ties. The meeting, characterized by grand ceremonies and mutual gestures of respect, signals a concerted effort to display unity against Washington and its allies.

Larry Johnson (2024-06-19). Deep Diving on Ukraine With Danny Davis, Meanwhile, Israel is CONSUMED by Hubris. sonar21.com I had the privilege of being interviewed by Danny Davis today. Retired US Army Lt. Colonel, who has created another channel well worth your time (and it is not because I am on it). He showed a couple of videos I had not seen — one with NSC spokesman John Kirby and the other with the head of the Biden's NSC, Jake Sullivan. They contradicted each other as they tried to define, "What is the U.S. policy vis-a-vis Ukraine?" Kirby says it is victory over Russia, while Sullivan insists the end goal is a negotiated settlement. That right there defines the ineptitude of the Biden team. A competent White House…

Ryan Cristián (2024-06-19). The Undeniable Reality Of October 7th Foreknowledge & The Hannibal Directive. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (6/18/24). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth

Staff (2024-06-19). Following Netanyahu's criticism, U.S. cancels strategic meeting with Israel on Iran. haaretz.com U.S. cancels strategic meeting with Israel on Iran following Netanyahu's criticism of the Biden administration ‚ñ IDF says 'aerial target' launched from Gaza fell in open area in Israeli territory ‚ñ IDF: Ten rockets launched from Lebanon; Thousands of Israelis protest gov't, demand Gaza deal ‚ñ Netanyahu slams Biden for arms delay; Blinken: U.S. reviewing one bomb shipment to Israel over 'concerns' ‚ñ Hezbollah airs drone footage allegedly showing surveillance of Israel's Haifa port…

Dave Reed, Michael Arria (2024-06-19). Progressive organizations launch Reject AIPAC to counter the pro-Israel lobby. mondoweiss.net Michael Arria interviews Justice Democrats spokesperson Usamah Andrabi about the Reject AIPAC coalition, the Israel lobby's election strategy, and two of the biggest primary fights of the summer.

Qassam Muaddi, Mondoweiss. (2024-06-19). 'Operation Al-Aqsa Flood' Day 255: Netanyahu Dissolves War Cabinet. popularresistance.org On Monday, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dissolved the Israeli government war cabinet that was formed immediately following the October 7 attack, and that has been directing the war for nine months. | Netanyahu's move came a week after two key members of the war cabinet, Benny Gantz and Gadi Eizenkot, resigned in protest of Netanyahu's leadership, calling for early elections. | The formation of the war cabinet, which excluded Netanyahu's governing coalition allies, Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich, was Gantz's condition to join, back in October. Following Gantz and Eizenkot's resignations, both B…

Dan Lieberman (2024-06-19). Call for Alarm. dissidentvoice.org The unique post-World War II economic and military power of the United States prevented military and foreign policy errors from becoming overpowering disasters. Military adventures in Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq upended America's political system and wounded its psyche. Other than the 2001 attacks on American soil, physical destruction was foreign, appearing as images on television …

Bill Berkowitz (2024-06-19). The Demise of Roe v. Wade. dissidentvoice.org The overturning of Roe v. Wade was the result of decades of relentless effort and strategic maneuvering by a determined religious and right wing coalition, and, the underestimation of the power of this movement by the liberal establishment. Recency bias puts Donald Trump and his appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court at the forefront of those …

Ryan Cristián (2024-06-19). Israel Falsely Claims Gaza Famine A "Hoax" As It Continues To Block Aid & Bomb Starving Population. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (6/19/24). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth

Ali Azgar (2024-06-19). Scoop: White House cancels meeting, scolds Netanyahu in protest over video. muslimnews.co.uk The White House canceled a high-level U.S.-Israel meeting on Iran that was scheduled for Thursday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a video on Tuesday claiming the U.S. was withholding military aid, two U.S. officials tell Axios. Why it matters: President Biden's top advisers were enraged by the video — a message U.S. envoy Amos Hochstein delivered personally to …

Ali Azgar (2024-06-19). White House questions Netanyahu's criticism over weapons delay. muslimnews.co.uk The White House has pushed back against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claims that the US is "withholding" weapons and ammunition from Israel, hours after he lashed out at the Biden administration. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed an ongoing pause remained on one particular shipment of bombs, echoing comments from Secretary of State …

Kyle Anzalone (2024-06-19). White House Scraps US-Israel Meeting After Netanyahu Slams Washington. news.antiwar.com The White House canceled a high-level US meeting with Israeli officials after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the Biden administration for delaying arms transfers to Tel Aviv. The Israeli leader said he needed the arms to finish the job in Gaza. On Wednesday, Axios reported that Israeli and US officials said the White House was …

WSWS (2024-06-19). Congressman Jamaal Bowman, DSA member, facing AIPAC-backed George Latimer in primary election on June 25. wsws.org Bowman's own criticisms of Israel are thoroughly insincere and hypocritical. A few years ago he voted for US funding of the Iron Dome, the air defense system employed by Israel.

Gilbert Achcar (2024-06-19). The United States and Israel: What's behind the ongoing conflict between Biden and Netanyahu? links.org.au Gilbert Achcar — With the reoccupation of the Gaza Strip completed and the question of its political fate coming to the fore, the Zionist consensus represented by Netanyahu's war cabinet has ended.

newarab (2024-06-19). Israel's Netanyahu blames Biden for withholding weapons. newarab.com President Joe Biden has delayed delivering…

newleftreview (2024-06-19). Richard Beck: Bidenism Abroad. newleftreview.org Panoramic survey of US foreign policy as Washington attempts to maintain its global hegemony in conditions of faltering growth. Containing China, confronting Russia, driving decarbonization: each of Biden's stated aims has been beset by insoluble contradictions from the outset, Richard Beck argues, now compounded by Israel's punitive war on Gaza.

Bloomberg (2024-06-19). Israel-Gaza war: Netanyahu tells US to 'give us the tools and we'll finish the job'. scmp.com The Israeli PM said US President Joe Biden is withholding weapons as his country fights 'for its life', an accusation the White House denies.

News Desk, The Cradle. (2024-06-19). Top Lawmakers Sign Off On Massive US Arms Sale To Israel. popularresistance.org Two Democratic lawmakers in the US Congress have signed off on a massive arms sale to Israel, which will include $18 billion worth of F-15 fighter jets, the Washington Post reported on 17 June. | Representative Gregory Meeks and Senator Ben Cardin agreed to the deal after months of holding up the sale due to concerns over Israel's conduct in its genocidal war on the Gaza Strip. | "Any issues or concerns that Chair Cardin had were addressed through our ongoing consultations with the administration, and that's why he felt it appropriate to allow this case to move forward," Eric Harris, Communications Director of th…

newarab (2024-06-19). US Democrats back sale of billions worth of jets to Israel. newarab.com The sale of 50 F-15 fighter jets was signed off by two members of the Democratic Par…

newarab (2024-06-19). Momentum builds to boycott Netanyahu's US congressional visit. newarab.com US Senator Explaining her decision not to attend Netanyahu's speech at the US Congress, Warren said that Netanyahu "

Fernando Buen Abad (2024-06-19). Following the Footsteps of Venezuelan Democracy. orinocotribune.com Fernando Buen Abad — Jun 17, 2024 | Does anyone want to talk about democracy in Venezuela around July 28? Let's start by denouncing the interference of the more than 930 unilateral and illegal coercive measures imposed by the United States and its vassals in the European Union. These should be elections without imperialist sanctions. On the other hand, few electoral processes have been the subject of so many and such diverse international observations and certifications. Even Jimmy Carter, former US president, issued certificates of Venezuelan electoral system's quality and quantity. And these are no small…

Ellen Brown, Web Of Debt. (2024-06-19). Why Does The Government Borrow When It Can Print? popularresistance.org In the first seven months of Fiscal Year (FY) 2024, net interest (payments minus income) on the federal debt reached $514 billion, exceeding spending on both national defense ($498 billion) and Medicare ($465 billion). The interest tab also exceeded all the money spent on veterans, education, and transportation combined. Spending on interest is now the second largest line item in the federal budget after Social Security and the fastest growing part of the budget, on track to reach $870 billion by the end of 2024. | According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal budget deficit was $857 billion in the fi…

Micky Metts, Keegan Rankin, Benjamin Melancon, Grassroots Economic Organizing. (2024-06-19). Technology Cooperatives In The Movement: Where Are We Now? popularresistance.org Cooperatives have many benefits to their members and communities. The transformation of the economy to one that works for all, likely requires a much greater role for cooperatives—worker owned cooperatives perhaps most of all. Marxist economist Richard Wolff has gone so far as to posit that the critical failing of past socialist revolutions has been not democratizing the workplace. Certainly, catalyzing a solidarity economy network will require as much of the economy and public infrastructure as possible to be under people's direct control. | Tech worker cooperatives have the potential to provide particular…

Carlos L. Garrido, Edward Liger Smith, Orinoco Tribune. (2024-06-19). Pioneers For Communism: Strive To Be Like Che. popularresistance.org The French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre once called Ernesto Che Guevara the "most complete human being of our age." Today, 96 years after his birth, it is still difficult to find a better example of the socialist human being than the one who proclaimed courageously with his unforgettable last words, "Shoot, coward! You are only going to kill a man!" Che was for Fidel Castro "the most extraordinary of [the] revolutionary comrades;" a man with an infectious character who organically lifted those around him to emulate his revolutionary virtues of "altruism," "selflessness," and the "immediate [and] instantaneous wil…

ecns.cn (2024-06-19). Putin pledges to enhance relations with DPRK. ecns.cn Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his intent to enhance bilateral relations with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in an article ahead of his planned visit to the neighbor.

ecns.cn (2024-06-19). Biden announces new immigration moves. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden announced two new immigration policy initiatives on Tuesday as part of election-year actions to offer relief from deportation for undocumented immigrants residing in the country.

Eric Toussaint (2024-06-19). The World Bank's accounts. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-06-19). The World Bank and IMF have set their sights on East Timor, a state officially born in May 2002. cadtm.org In July 2024, the World Bank and the IMF will be 80 years old. 80 years of financial neo-colonialism and the imposition of austerity policies in the name of debt repayment. 80 years is enough! The Bretton Woods institutions must be abolished and replaced by democratic institutions serving an ecological, feminist and anti-racist bifurcation. To mark these 80 years, we are republishing a series of articles every Wednesday until July, looking in detail at the history and damage caused by these (…) | – | / |

Consortium News (2024-06-19). The hoax of "weaponized rape" in Gaza takes what seems a fatal hit. indybay.org Last Friday, while President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron and other Western leaders, along with the reporters who clerk for them, were in Normandy busily airbrushing out the Red Army's heroism in defeating the Reich 80 years ago, something truer to history occurred in the pages of The Times of London.

Dave Lindorff (2024-06-19). The Unreported Irony of Hunter Biden's Conviction. counterpunch.org It has gone largely, if not completely, unremarked in all the verbiage spun out by the 24-hour news cycle in the US media that the law under which the president's son, Hunter Biden was convicted on three felony counts, was something pushed by his own dad, Joe Biden as part of his effort to "lock

Lawrence Wittner (2024-06-19). How Donald Trump Worked to Destroy America's Labor Unions. counterpunch.org Although Donald Trump has been eager to garner support from American labor unions for his re-election campaign, there are lots of reasons he's not going to get it. Chief among them is his record in sabotaging the nation's labor movement. During his decades as a wealthy businessman, Trump clashed with unions repeatedly. And, upon becoming

Mel Gurtov (2024-06-19). The European Parliament Elections: Not as Bad as You Think. counterpunch.org The Results and the Implications When it comes to paying attention to international news, Americans are notorious for focusing on wars, bad economic news, and not much else. That's unfortunate, since the recently completed elections for parliament in the 27 European Union (EU) countries do impact the US government and citizens.* Their position on the

Democracy Now! (2024-06-19). Democracy Now! 2024-06-19 Wednesday. democracynow.org Democracy Now! Wednesday, June 19, 2024 | Democracy Now! Wednesday, June 19, 2024…

Democracy Now! (2024-06-19). Democracy Now! 2024-06-19 Wednesday. democracynow.org Juneteenth Special: Historian Clint Smith on Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America; Rhiannon Giddens on Pulitzer-Winning Opera "Omar" About Enslaved Muslim Scholar Omar ibn Said; "Another Wasted Life": Rhiannon Giddens on How Death of Kalief Browder Inspired New Song | Juneteenth Special: Historian Clint Smith on Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America; Rhiannon Giddens on Pulitzer-Winning Opera "Omar" About Enslaved Muslim Scholar Omar ibn Said; "Another Wasted Life": Rhiannon Giddens on How Death of Kalief Browder Inspired New Song…

John Feffer (2024-06-19). You Think Trump Is Bad? fpif.org Poland is supposed to be one of the politically sane places in Europe right now. The far-right Law and Justice Party lost national elections last year to a centrist coalition and exited power after eight long years of democratic repression. Donald Tusk, who'd previously been the president of the European Council, once again became the Polish prime minister. His government immediately set about Sounds good, righ…

geo.tv (2024-06-19). Putin and Kim embrace in North Korea, vow new multi-polar world. geo.tv Russian President Vladimir Putin is welcomed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un upon his arrival at an airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, June 19, 2024. — KCNA via REUTERSPresident Putin pays first trip to North Korean capital in 24 years.North Korea won promises of economic support from…

ICRC (2024-06-19). "I was afraid to tell anyone" — supporting survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. icrc.org

Labor Video Project (2024-06-19). Trump Rallies Fascists In Detroit & Struggle In UAW & Labor Movement With UAW Frank Hammer. indybay.org Former president Trump went to Detroit for a rally at a Black church and at the national conference of the fascist Turning Point USA. A small protest rally took place and former UAW 909 president Frank Hammer talks about the rise of fascism an the failure of the UAW and labor movement along with the left to confront the danger.

latintimes (2024-06-19). EU To Warn France, Italy And More Over Unruly Budgets. latintimes.com It comes at a particularly difficult moment for France, where both the far left and far right are piling up spending promises ahead of snap polls triggered by President Emmanuel Macron's crushing EU election defeat.

latintimes (2024-06-19). Pro-Trump groups outspend Pro-Biden ones in campaign strategies, new analysis shows. latintimes.com Outside groups supporting Trump have spent more than $25 million since he clinched the nomination, compared to Democrats' $15 million…

latintimes (2024-06-19). Republicans Criticize Biden's Immigration Reform As Attempt To Sway Election. latintimes.com The Republicans argue that the policy could result in an influx of new Democratic voters before November.

Basit Mahmood (2024-06-19). Jeremy Corbyn predicted to lose to Labour in Islington North, poll predicts. leftfootforward.org Former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is standing as an independent in Islington North, is predicted to lose to the Labour Party at the general election, a new poll has found.Corbyn had declared last month he intended to stand as an independent candidate and was consequently expelled from the Labour Party. The former Labour leader had the whip removed after he claimed that accusations of anti-Semitism during his time as leader had been "overstated for political reasons".

Chris Jarvis (2024-06-19). General election poll tracker: How the public say they'll be voting. leftfootforward.org

Editor (2024-06-19). Biden torpedoes access to asylum at the U.S. Southern Border. mronline.org The new Executive Order comes during a period of rising migration across the hemisphere.

presstv.ir (2024-06-19). Putin lands in Pyongyang on first North Korean visit in 24 years. presstv.ir Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun a two-day state visit to North Korea.

presstv.ir (2024-06-19). President Raeisi reformed direction of government: Zakani. presstv.ir Zakani says late President Ebrahim Raeisi reformed the direction of the government, stressing the need for developing a new transformation agenda.

presstv.ir (2024-06-19). Ghazizadeh Hashemi says will pursue diplomacy of power. presstv.ir He said Iran must look to work with neighboring states and those who are free from US political influence.

presstv.ir (2024-06-19). Putin, Kim sign 'comprehensive partnership pact' for assistance in case of war. presstv.ir Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un sign a comprehensive strategic partnership pact during Putin's landmark visit to Pyongyang.

russiancouncil.ru (2024-06-19). "European Dream 2024". RIAC Urban Breakfast. russiancouncil.ru Experts discussed both the results of the latest European Parliament elections on June 6—9 and their importance for the further development of the European Union and its positioning in the international arena…

Robert Delaney (2024-06-19). Ukraine war: US warns China to halt exports that support Russia or face 'further steps'. scmp.com Top American diplomat said to have 'made clear' to senior PRC officials that 'ensuring transatlantic security is a core US interest'.

aljazeera (2024-06-19). Kim vows 'full support' for Russia in Ukraine as Putin visits Pyongyang. aljazeera.com Russian president tells Kim Jong Un he appreciates North Korean support over Ukraine as two countries deepen ties.

WSWS (2024-06-19). Workers in Australia and New Zealand demand release of imprisoned Ukrainian socialist Bogdan Syrotiuk. wsws.org "The imprisonment of Bogdan and the banning of the WSWS reveals the outrightly anti-democratic nature of the governments which pursue and support this war."

themoscowtimes (2024-06-19). In Photos: North Korea Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Vladimir Putin. themoscowtimes.com Russian President Vladimir Putin was greeted by cheering crowds during a state visit to Pyongyang on Wednesday, marking what North Korea's Kim Jong Un called a "new era" in relations between the historic allies. | The visit to North Korea, Putin's first since 2000, comes nine months after Russia hosted Kim on a visit to the Far East. Ties between the two countries have strengthened since Moscow launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022. | Western countries have accused North Korea of supplying Russia with much-needed arms for use on the battlefield in Ukraine. In an article published by North Korean…

themoscowtimes (2024-06-19). Russia, North Korea Sign Mutual Defense Deal as Kim Pledges Support for Ukraine Invasion. themoscowtimes.com The pledge of military cooperation was part of a strategic treaty signed at a summit in Pyongyang, where Putin was making his first visit in 24 years.

WSWS (2024-06-19). Biden announces plan for immigrant spouses of citizens to apply for lawful permanent residency in US, rollout remains uncertain. wsws.org President Biden announced from the White House on Tuesday a "Keep Families Together" program that permits undocumented immigrants who have been in the US for 10 years and are married to a US citizen to apply for lawful permanent residency.

WSWS (2024-06-19). "Abandon Biden" hosts town hall aimed at promoting Democratic Party. wsws.org Despite repeated requests, the organizers of the "Abandon Biden" town hall refused to include Socialist Equality Party presidential candidate Joseph Kishore.

Staff (2024-06-19). Press TV link that works. gilbertdoctorow.com Further to yesterday's brief remarks on the Press TV interview regarding likely results of Putin's ongoing visit to Pyongyang, I present a working link which a kind reader has found and forwarded. odysee.com/PressTV-2024-06-18-Panel-on-Russia-N.Korea-Chang,-Doctorow: 3 I ask that you listen closely to the moderator. What I see and hear from this official Iranian state broadcaster is hard …

nosihle (2024-06-19). Inauguration guests start arriving at the Union Buildings. sanews.gov.za Inauguration guests start arriving at the Union Buildings | Excitement at the Union Buildings in Pretoria is palpable as packed buses have started dropping off guests and members of the public who will witness the inauguration of President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa later this morning. | Many braved the cold winter morning and started arriving early, with their hearts set on being present at the swearing-in of the President-elect Ramaphosa following his election by Parliament on Friday, 14 June 2024. | With the inauguration signifying the beginning of the President's second term of office Khula Community Development P…

Associated Press (2024-06-19). New York's top court rejects Donald Trump's appeal of gag order in hush money case. scmp.com The decision is the latest legal setback for Trump, who has repeatedly railed against the gag order, which prevents him from commenting on those involved in the case.

Human Rights Watch (2024-06-19). US: Florida School Laws Discriminate against Black, LGBTQ People. hrw.org Click to expand Image | Students in Hillsborough County protest after Florida education officials voted to ban classroom instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation in all public-school grades, expanding on the "Don't Say Gay" law signed by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis in Tampa, Florida, April 21, 2023. © 2023 REUTERS/Octavio Jones | © 2023 REUTERS/Octavio Jones | (Tallahassee) — Florida's recent educational laws and policies fuel discrimination and fear, said Florida Rising, the Rule of Law Impact Lab at Stanford Law School, and Human Rights Watch in a report released today. Al…

Bloomberg (2024-06-19). Hungary trolls EU with Trump-like 'MEGA' slogan for bloc presidency. scmp.com Hungary's populist government announced that its upcoming presidency of the European Union will be held under the motto 'Make Europe Great Again'.

noemail (2024-06-19). Russia-North Korea Relations Reach New Heights. devdiscourse.com Relations between Russia and North Korea are entering a period of new prosperity, Russian agencies cited Korea's leader Kim Jong Un as telling President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Pyongyang on Wednesday.

Khushboo Razdan (2024-06-19). China warns US over lawmakers' India trip to meet Dalai Lama, including Nancy Pelosi. scmp.com Washington should 'have no contact with the Dalai group in any form, and stop sending the wrong signal to the world', a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman says.

The Independent (2024-06-19). Kagame accuses West of double standards on democracy ahead of elections. independent.co.ug KIGALI, Rwanda | Xinhua | Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday accused Western countries of adopting "double standards" on democracy, ahead of next month's general elections in the East African country. Kagame, who has been president of Rwanda since 2000, was responding to a question about critics who accuse him of clinging to power. "Democracy …

teleSUR, JGN (2024-06-19). Comunidad internacional saluda victoria de Sheinbaum en México. telesurtv.net Xiomara Castro dijo que acordó con Sheinbaum "trabajar juntas por la unidad de Latinoamérica y el Caribe".

Maria Calvo (2024-06-19). Reclaman en EEUU exclusión de Cuba de arbitraria lista terrorista. radiohc.cu Washington, 19 junio (RHC) Organizaciones no gubernamentales y solidarias de Estados Unidos reiteraron su reclamo de exclusión de Cuba de la lista de países patrocinadores del terrorismo, en la cual permanece hoy arbitrariamente bajo el Gobierno de Joe Biden.

teleSUR, odr, SH (2024-06-19). Autoridades dominicanas colocan a 25 provincias en alerta verde. telesurtv.net El COE aumenta 14 provincias y al Distrito Nacional en alerta amarilla debido a una masa de aire húmeda dejada por una onda tropical en el país caribeño.

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