Monthly Archives: June 2024

2024-06-29: News Headlines

If Americans Knew (2024-06-29). In Rafah, 83% Of Refugees Report No Access To Food. imemc.org Yet another malnutrition death; Gazans surrounded by sewage, garbage, insects; starvation setting in; out of 10,000+ medical evacuations needed, 19 permitted to leave; Gaza's ambulance rescue service about to stop due to lack of fuel; Biden admin about to release part of suspended bomb shipment; Congress votes to conceal Gaza death toll; much more. By …

newarab (2024-06-29). 'Genocide denial': US House votes to bar use of Gaza death toll. newarab.com The US House of Representatives on Thursday voted to bar the State Department from using international affairs budget funds to cite figures on the number of Palestinians killed by Israel in The 269 – 144 vote in favour of the bipartisan amendment, backed by 62 Democrats and 207 Republicans, will now go to the Senate for consideration. | Palestinian-American congresswoman

newarab (2024-06-29). US has sent Israel thousands of 2,000-pound bombs since Oct. 7. newarab.com The Biden administration Between the war's start last October and recent days, the United States has transferred at least 14,000 of the MK-84 2,000-pound bombs, 6,500 500-pound bombs, 3,000 Hellfire precision-guided air-to-ground missiles, 1,000 bunker-buster bombs, 2,600 air-…

Qassam Muaddi, Mondoweiss. (2024-06-29). 'Operation Al-Aqsa Flood' Day 265: Gazans Face 'Catastrophic' Food Insecurity. popularresistance.org Israel's war minister Yoav Gallant said at the conclusion of his top-level meetings in Washington that Israel does not want an all-out war with Lebanon and that it prefers the diplomatic route for a solution. However, he added that Israel can't accept the presence of Hezbollah's units at its northern border. | Israel's Channel 12 reported that the Biden administration was angry over Netanyahu's public remarks about the U.S.'s withholding of the delivery of arms to Israel. According to reports, the White House told Israel that the delivery of arms would not be completed even after the end of Israel's operations in…

presstv.ir (2024-06-29). UK: Gaza fuels election anger. presstv.ir Britain's tightly controlled political system is facing new challenges from independent candidates, especially in light of the country's ongoing support for the genocide in Gaza.

unitedEditor (2024-06-29). Bolivia: A coup for destabilization and forced early elections. uwidata.com By Fernando Esteche This week's coup attempt in Bolivia has shaken not only the country but the entire continent, raising eyebrows even in Eurasia. This is due to the fact that the Bolivian government represents a path to independence, self-determination and industrialization in the so-called US backyard. Very soon after its failure, voices emerged in …

unitedEditor (2024-06-29). Bolivia: A coup for destabilization and forced early elections. unitedworldint.com By Fernando Esteche This week's coup attempt in Bolivia has shaken not only the country but the entire continent, raising eyebrows even in Eurasia. This is due to the fact that the Bolivian government represents a path to independence, self-determination and industrialization in the so-called US backyard. Very soon after its failure, voices emerged in …

scorinoco (2024-06-29). Former VP of Bolivia: Infighting Makes Us Fail to See Bigger Enemies. orinocotribune.com The former vice-president of Bolivia (2006-2019), àÅlvaro García Linera, repudiated the coup attempt against Luis Arce's government, adding that the powers that be are always on the lookout and "stick their heads out" when progressive projects are weak. In an interview with journalist Víctor Hugo Morales on the Argentinian radio channel AM750 on Thursday, June 27, García Linera called upon Latin American progressive forces to reflect on the role of the "de facto powers" that try to undermine the governments in the region. | "All over the world, in all democracies, there are de facto powers outside the vote,…

presstv.ir (2024-06-29). US supplied Israel with thousands of 2,000-pound bombs since start of Gaza war. presstv.ir Two US officials say Washington has sent Israel large quantities of ammunition, including thousands of highly destructive 2,000-pound bombs, since the start of the regime's brutal war on Gaza in October last year.

Binoy Kampmark (2024-06-29). Hunted Biden: The First Presidential Debate Disaster. dissidentvoice.org It was cruel. Sinister cruel. While Donald Trump was always going to relish the chance to be not only economical with the truth but simply inventive about it, Joe Biden, current Commander in Chief of the United States, leader of the self-described Free World, seemed a vanishing shadow, longing for soft slippers and the fireplace …

newarab (2024-06-29). Haredi military exemptions, Egypt blackouts, Jamaal Bowmen out. newarab.com This week on The New Arab Weekly podcast, we discuss Netanyahu's recent comments that the intensity of the war in Gaza would decrease and the recent ruling by the Israeli High Court, which said that Haredi Jews would no longer be exempt from military service. Also Egypt's fuel shortages and the intense heatwave that has lead to blackouts across the country, as well as deaths. Finally, we talk about the recent primary race in New York, which saw pro-Palestine Congressman Jamaal Bowmen lose his place on the Democratic ticket, after AIPAC spent tens of millions of dollars supporting his opponent. | Joining us to…

newleftreview (2024-06-29). 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.

Staff (2024-06-29). Poll shows two-thirds of Israelis want Netanyahu to leave politics. muslimmirror.com By Muslim Mirror Staff Around two-thirds of Israelis believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should leave politics and not seek reelection, according to a new television poll. That figure falls to 37% among voters for parties in Netanyahu's right-religious bloc, 53% of who think Israel's longest-serving leader should stick around, the Channel 12 news survey says. …

youtube (2024-06-29). The Night Won't End: Biden's War on Gaza. youtube.com As Israel's bombing campaign continues in Gaza and the humanitarian crisis deepens, the Biden administration has not wavered in its support for Israel.

newarab (2024-06-29). Leftist parties battle for 'Gaza vote' in UK general election. newarab.com

newarab (2024-06-29). Rights groups slam Trump's use of 'Palestinian' as racial slur. newarab.com Human rights groups have criticised former President Donald Trump's During a controversial moment in the debate, the two presidential candidates briefly discussed t

newarab (2024-06-29). Masoud Pezeshkian, Saeed Jalili qualify for Iran runoff election. newarab.com

newarab (2024-06-29). Rights group slam Trump's use of 'Palestinian' as racial slur. newarab.com Human rights groups have criticised former President Donald Trump's During a controversial moment in the debate, the two presidential candidates briefly discussed t

newarab (2024-06-29). Trump labels Biden 'bad Palestinian' in 'racist' debate slur. newarab.com Former President The bizarre comment occurred during a foreign policy segment of the 90-minute After bei…

Staff (2024-06-29). Venezuela's Presidential Elections: Voting Drill on Sunday. orinocotribune.com The head of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela's (PSUV) "Our Venezuela" presidential campaign staff, Jorge Rodríguez, called for massive participation in the voting drill this Sunday. He reiterated the strength of PSUV's robust electoral machine and called for Chavismo to "not only vote on July 28 but also stay in the streets in defense of the vote." | This Friday, June 28, Rodríguez reported that the National Electoral Council (CNE) will deploy many voting machines during the electoral drill this Sunday so that voters become familiar with the process amid the the upcoming presidential election. | He explain…

Staff (2024-06-29). CNE Begins Polling Station Members' Training for Upcoming Presidential Elections in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com This Friday, June 28, training for citizens selected as polling station members began in preparation for Venezuela's upcoming presidential elections on July 28. | Those selected to serve Venezuela's electoral service must enter the According to the electoral schedule issued by the CNE, the training activity will last for 30 days. | Once the training has been completed, the polling station members must print their credentials and present them at the polling statio…

Aaron Maté. (2024-06-29). New Evidence US Blocked Ukraine-Russia Peace Deal. popularresistance.org Since the collapse of peace talks between Ukraine and Russia in April-May 2022, the Biden administration and establishment US media have maintained a near-total vow of silence. | Even as Russian President Vladmir Putin has directly accused the US and UK of sabotaging the negotiations in Istanbul, President Biden and his top principals have never offered a rebuttal, and no major US outlet has bothered to seek one. The lone exception was an anonymous senior administration official, who told the Wall Street Journal's Yaroslav Trofimov that Russian complaints were "Utter bulls—." The official added: "I know for…

Radhika Desai, Geopolitical Economy. (2024-06-29). India: 2024 Election Was A 'Revolt Of The Farmers'. popularresistance.org The election results from India made the whole world sit up and take notice. Headlines used words like "stunning" and "shocked" to describe the result. No Indian election has elicited such worldwide attention. Modi and his BJP have thundered into the electoral arena with the slogan "Ab Ki Baar, Char So Paar", which means "this time will go over 400". | The National Democratic Alliance, the coalition that the BJP leads, was to win more than 400 seats in a Lok Sabha that has 545 seats. And the BJP itself was supposed to win 370 seats, which would have itself constituted the super majority of over two-thirds.

Editor (2024-06-29). Glenn Greenwald: SCOTUS Protects Biden Administration's Social Media Censorship Program. scheerpost.com

Staff (2024-06-29). The Media Kept Assange Behind Bars. scheerpost.com The Guardian building in London, 2012. (Bryantbob, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons) By Jonathan Cook / Declassified UK It is only right that we all take a moment to celebrate the victory of Julian Assange's release from 14 years of detention, in varying forms, to be united, finally, with his wife and children — two boys …

Staff (2024-06-29). House Votes To Bar State Department From Citing Gazan Health Ministry. scheerpost.com Rep. Rashida Tlaib speaks on effort to erase Gaza death toll. By Kyle Anzalone / Antiwar.com During the debate of the State Department funding bill, the House added a provision that would bar American diplomats from citing statistics from the Gaza Health Ministry. The amendment would prevent American diplomats from discussing the casualty figures produced …

Editor (2024-06-29). Jun 29, 2024. sitrepworld.info The Chieftains — The Morning Dew The Democratic Coup: While Joe Biden struggled onstage.. by Matt Taibbi In Last Night's Biden-Trump Debate, America Lost, by Bill Astore Joe Biden Catches a Cold, by James Howard Kunstler What an Awful Choice! by Eric Margolis "The Lesser of Two Weevils," by John Leake The Democracy Report Card, June 28, 2024, by Scott Ritter Really Think About What It Means That The US President Has Dementia, by Caitlin Johnstone Joe Biden, Pres of the USA, enduring symbol of sclerotic late-stage liberal democracy, by eugyppius The debate: Kennedy, Biden and Trump go he…

Otis Grotewohl (2024-06-29). Putin's trip to North Korea, Vietnam weakens U.S. imperialism. workers.org Russian President Vladimir Putin received a warm welcome when he visited the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on June 19 to meet with Kim Jong Un, who is general secretary of the Workers Party and DPRK president. Workers and soldiers of all ages greeted the Russian president with music and . . . |

Eric Toussaint (2024-06-29). 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 (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-06-29). Europe is turning black and brown. cadtm.org How should we interpret the results of the EU parliamentary elections?
| In Croatia the voter turnout was only 21.35%
| The first observation: in the EU elections held in all 27 member countries between 6 and 9 June 2024, voter turnout was once again very low. The average for the entire European Union was 51%. But keep in mind that countries where voting is compulsory also figure into the calculation of that average — for example Belgium, where voter turnout was 90%. Without those countries, (…) | – | /…

geo.tv (2024-06-29). Iran to hold run-off presidential polls on July 5 amid historic low turnout. geo.tv Iranian men queue to vote at a polling station in a snap presidential election to choose a successor to Ebrahim Raisi following his death in a helicopter crash, in Tehran, Iran June 28, 2024. — ReutersPezeshkian secures over 10m votes followed by Jalili's 9.4m.Islamic republic reports 40%…

geo.tv (2024-06-29). Biden vows to defeat Trump despite admitting to bad debate performance. geo.tv US President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, US, June 28, 2024. — ReutersBiden shows no sign of withdrawing from presidential race. Obama, other seniors leaders promise to stick with Biden.Donald Trump is scheduled to be sentenced on July…

latintimes (2024-06-29). Latino advocates in California call on president Biden to protect Chuckwalla lands. latintimes.com They met with President Joe Biden's administration and members of Congress in Washington.

Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead (2024-06-29). Candidate selections highlight barriers women face in politics, analysis shows. leftfootforward.org Women remain hugely under-represented in parliament in Britain. In the 2019 general election, a record 220 women were elected but still only made up one-third of the 650 Commons members. | Across the political spectrum, 4,515 candidates are fighting for a seat in the next parliament. But out of the candidates running for election, just 31 percent are women. | This was the

Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead (2024-06-29). The clowns are packing up, the circus is almost over. leftfootforward.org The seedy betting scandal looks like it will be the dying gasp of a Tory election campaign marred by ineptitude and dysfunction. Such has been the scale of humiliation for the Tories during the last few weeks, that their own candidate described what everyone is thinking. A 'shower of shit,' James Cracknell, ex-Olympian rower and Conservative candidate for Colchester, declared in a campaign video. | But campaigning hasn't exactly been glitch-free for the other parties either. Think tanks are still accusing both the Tories and Labour of being in denial about their spending plans. The Lib Dems leader is still hur…

MEE staff (2024-06-29). Iran to hold run-off vote between reformist and ultraconservative candidates. middleeasteye.net Iran to hold run-off vote between reformist and ultraconservative candidates | First-round leaders for presidency, Massoud Pezeshkian and Saeed Jalili, will square off on 5 July after failing to win majority of votes | | An Iranian woman votes at a polling station in a snap presidential election in…

Staff (2024-06-29). Iran's presidential election goes to run-off. muslimmirror.com TEHRAN, Iran : Iran's snap presidential election is heading to a run-off after no candidate managed to secure 50% of the vote, according to initial results released on Saturday. According to the final count announced by the election headquarters on Saturday, reformist candidate and former Health Minister Masoud Pezeshkian garnered the highest number of votes …

Natalia Marques (2024-06-29). Two candidates, one war against migrants. peoplesdispatch.org Following the first debate between the presidential nominees from each major party, working people across the United States have been recovering from the dismay of watching two senile politicians with dismal approval ratings spar on national television. | Top Democrats

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-06-29). Cuban FM thanks SADR for its support against US blockade. plenglish.com Havana, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Saturday thanked the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) for its support for the fight against the blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States.

presstv.ir (2024-06-29). Iran presidential election heads to July 5 runoff between Pezeshkian and Jalili. presstv.ir Iran will hold a runoff presidential election on July 5 after Friday's vote saw none of the four candidates securing an outright win, the election headquarters said.

presstv.ir (2024-06-29). Polls close and vote counting begins in Iran presidential election. presstv.ir Polls have closed in Iran's snap presidential election and counting of votes has begun at thousands of polling stations across the country.

presstv.ir (2024-06-29). Canada, which harps on democracy, bars thousands of Iranians from voting: Interim FM. presstv.ir Iran's interim foreign minister says Canada claims to defend democracy but bans Iranian expatriates from casting votes in the presidential election.

presstv.ir (2024-06-29). Iran Votes 2024: Latest results from presidential election. presstv.ir The vote counting is in progress in Iran's snap presidential election with preliminary results announced by the country's election headquarters pointing to a neck-to-neck fight between two candidates.

presstv.ir (2024-06-29). Voting underway in Iran election with reports showing high turnout. presstv.ir Reports indicate a strong voter turnout in Iran's snap election, prompted by the sudden loss of former President Ebrahim Raiesi in a helicopter crash.

presstv.ir (2024-06-29). Millions vote in Iran's presidential election for resolution of issues, country's progress. presstv.ir Millions of Iranians, in a display of tremendous patriotic fervor, participated in Friday's snap presidential election to choose the successor of President Ebrahim Raeisi…

presstv.ir (2024-06-29). Iran vote: Enthusiastic turnout of expatriates disappoints enemies. presstv.ir Iran says the enthusiastic participation of its expatriates in the presidential election made friends happy and foes disappointed.

presstv.ir (2024-06-29). Iran presidential election: Voting hours receive third extension amid robust turnout. presstv.ir The voting time in Iran's presidential election has been extended for a total of six hours amid the high turnout of Iranians across the country.

presstv.ir (2024-06-29). Candidates' representatives say Friday election peaceful, fair. presstv.ir Representatives of three candidates of Iran's presidential election say people massively participate in safe and fair voting.

presstv.ir (2024-06-29). Iran Votes 2024: Latest results from presidential election. presstv.ir The vote counting is in progress in Iran's snap presidential election with preliminary results pointing to a neck-to-neck fight between two candidates.

presstv.ir (2024-06-29). Iran presidential race goes to runoff between Pezeshkian and Jalili. presstv.ir Iran will hold a runoff presidential election after an initial vote saw the top candidates not securing an outright win, the spokesperson for the election headquarters says.

tvbrics (2024-06-29). Iran's election outcome to result in run-off. tvbrics.com Among the leaders are Masoud Pezeshkian and Saeed Jalili…

WSWS (2024-06-29). Supreme Court rules in favor of Trump foot soldier, imperiling hundreds of obstruction charges. wsws.org The right-wing majority, joined by Kentanji Brown Jackson, ruled that the federal obstruction law was too broadly applied by prosecutors, paving the way for hundreds of charges to be dropped.

WSWS (2024-06-29). Pabloite NPA backs pro-war New Popular Front in French snap elections. wsws.org By supporting the New Popular Front, the NPA is joining in the right-wing restucturing of the political establishment to prepare for war with Russia abroad and class war at home.

WSWS (2024-06-29). The Biden-Trump debate and the crisis of the American political system. wsws.org Even by the standards of American "political culture," Thursday night's presidential debate between US President Joseph Biden and former President Donald Trump was a spectacle of degradation, reaction and stupidity.

WSWS (2024-06-29). Oppose Sri Lankan trade unions attempt to subordinate class struggles to up-coming elections! Prepare a general strike against government austerity! Fight for socialist policies! wsws.org Without a political fight against the Wickremesinghe regime and the overthrow of the capitalist system, workers cannot defend any of their basic rights.

WSWS (2024-06-29). Oppose Sri Lankan trade unions attempt to subordinate class struggles to upcoming elections! Prepare a general strike against government austerity! Fight for socialist policies! wsws.org Without a political fight against the Wickremesinghe regime and the overthrow of the capitalist system, workers cannot defend any of their basic rights.

WSWS (2024-06-29). Zelensky replaces general at the behest of the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion. wsws.org The empowering of neo-Nazi figures such as Krotevych and the open backing of fascism by Western imperialism comes as the Zelensky regime is escalating the persecution of opponents of the war and suppression of democratic rights.

Agence France-Presse (2024-06-29). US Supreme Court rules in favour of January 6 rioters, decision could affect Trump case. scmp.com Dozens of convictions could be overturned after the court ruled that prosecutors overstepped by bringing obstruction charges against rioters.

UMMID (2024-06-29). For Rahul Gandhi, Hate Crimes, Mob Lynching of Muslims not of any concern. ummid.com Tactically or possibly fearing backlash, Rahul Gandhi ignored to mention hate crimes against Muslims, mob lynching in the name of animal slaughter and razing of homes of Muslims by bulldozers that have resurfaced with renewed vigor after the 2024 General Elections.

Udani Samarasekera (2024-06-29). World Report] No parties meeting the challenge on health in the UK. thelancet.com As the UK prepares for a general election, experts say that the manifestos of the contenders fail to properly address the big issues in health. Udani Samarasekera reports.

tn.ai (2024-06-29). Iran Presidential Election Result: Pezeshkian Leads. tn.ai TEHRAN (Tasnim) — With over 14 million ballots counted in Iran's presidential election until Saturday morning, Masoud Pezeshkian has slightly increased his lead on runner-up Saeed Jalili by winning 42.32 percent of the votes, the Elections Headquarters announced.

Reuters (2024-06-29). US and allies clash with Russia and China over North Korea at UN meeting. scmp.com Beijing was urged to use its influence to end the 'increasingly dangerous military cooperation' between Moscow and Pyongyang.

Staff (2024-06-29). Starmer's Labour will be "a midwife for fascism", says independent Sean Halsall. thecanary.co In the sixteenth of our video interview series #CanaryCandidates, we meet independent candidate Sean Halsall — standing against Labour's Patrick Hurley Sean Halsall is a councillor who is standing as an independent candidate in Southport in the general election. A former Labour Party member, he now says "it's hard to justify why anyone would stay …

The Independent (2024-06-29). Voting ends in Iran's 14th presidential election. independent.co.ug TEHRAN, Iran | Xinhua | Voting for Iran's 14th presidential election ended at midnight after 16 straight hours, said Spokesman of Iran's Election Headquarters Mohsen Eslami. He made the remarks in a live interview with Iran's state-run IRIB TV, noting that though the polling stations' doors were closed, those people who had come before the …

tn.ai (2024-06-29). Gunmen Attack Vehicle Carrying Ballot Boxes Southeast of Iran. tn.ai TEHRAN (Tasnim) — Unknown gunmen attacked a vehicle carrying the Iranian presidential election's ballot boxes in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan on Friday, killing two people.

Lisa Diedrich (2024-06-29). Perspectives] Illness politics and social media mobilisation. thelancet.com Stories are circulating widely in mainstream media and on social media about Joe Biden's age and his capacity to handle the demands of the US presidency. This discussion of Biden's age is not new and connects to a phenomenon I call illness politics—the way illness and disability figure in both mainstream and more radical politics. For a 2023 cover of The New Yorker magazine, for example, cartoonist Barry Blitt created an image entitled The Race for Office that portrayed Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, and Donald Trump in a footrace with each other.

Reuters (2024-06-29). Trump slammed for racist 'Palestinian' insult in US presidential debate with Biden. scmp.com 'To insinuate that being Palestinian is somehow a bad thing, as former president Trump did when he called President Biden Palestinian, reeks of racism,' Amnesty said.

Pam Radtke, Floodlight (2024-06-29). Flouting Biden pause, agency approves largest LNG terminal in US. grist.org

UMMID (2024-06-29). Om Birla wins Lok Sabha Speaker election. ummid.com Om Birla, BJP MP from Kota, Rajasthan, has won the election of the Lok Sabha Speaker held in the Parliament Wednesday June 26, 2024.

tn.ai (2024-06-29). Qalibaf Throws Weight Behind Jalili Ahead of Runoff Polls. tn.ai TEHRAN (Tasnim) — After suffering a defeat in the Iranian presidential election for the fourth time in the past 19 years, Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf voiced backing for Saeed Jalili, the principlist candidate who is going to lock horns with Masoud Pezeshkian in a runoff next Friday.

Guest Blogger (2024-06-29). Joe Biden's Energy Policies Are Based on Fantasies and Fairy Tales. wattsupwiththat.com Frankly, the policy decisions in the Biden White House are detrimental to the wellbeing of the United States citizens and economy.

Anand Naidoo (2024-06-29). The Heat: U.S. Politics. america.cgtn.com International reaction continues to pour in after Thursday night's U.S. presidential debate between President Joe Biden and his predecessor, Donald Trump. | We take a look at the aftermath of the first 2024 U.S. presidential debate with our guests: |

aljazeera (2024-06-29). Protesters, police clash as Germany's far-right AfD party congress starts. aljazeera.com Alternative for Germany came in second in European Parliament elections earlier this month.

Y Tony Yang (2024-06-29). Correspondence] Public advocacy crucial in curbing gun violence. thelancet.com The establishment of the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention referenced in the Editorial on global gun violence1 marks a notable acknowledgment of the gun violence crisis in the USA. However, the true test of progress rests with the American public. As the USA set an alarming new record for school shootings and exceeded 650 mass shootings in 2023,2 it became evident that bureaucratic measures are trailing behind the rapidly escalating crisis.

The Independent (2024-06-29). Political activists in Ankole call for early voter register display. independent.co.ug Bushenyi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political activists and civil society organizations in Ankole have resurrected the call for electoral reforms ahead of the 2026 general elections. They are urging the government to expedite the release of funds to allow early voter registration and display of the register. They also requested a policy to govern the expenditure …

tn.ai (2024-06-29). Iran's Presidential Vote Headed for Runoff. tn.ai TEHRAN (Tasnim) — Iran's presidential election is destined for a runoff, after the results on Saturday showed no candidate had garnered over 50% of the votes.

aljazeera (2024-06-29). French National Assembly election: What's at stake and what to expect? aljazeera.com President Macron appears poised for major losses in Sunday's snap poll, which could see the rise of the far right.

Muslim Skeptic Team (2024-06-29). WATCH] Trump-Biden Debate Reaction and Analysis. muslimskeptic.com

Reuters (2024-06-29). Iran election: reformist Pezeshkian, hardliner Jalili head for presidential run-off. scmp.com The vote to replace Ebrahim Raisi after his death in a helicopter crash came down to a tight race with turnout at a historic low.

Reuters (2024-06-29). 'Absolutely voting for Trump': undecided voters react to Biden debate performance. scmp.com A group of US voters who were unable to choose between Joe Biden and Donald Trump before Thursday's presidential debate delivered their verdicts after the contest.

aljazeera (2024-06-29). Mauritanians vote in presidential election with incumbent expected to win. aljazeera.com Key issues for voters include fighting corruption and job creation for young people.

Agence France-Presse (2024-06-29). Joe Biden comes out swinging after disastrous debate against Donald Trump. scmp.com The US president acknowledged his age and poor showing but vowed to 'get back up', saying Trump had set a 'record for most lies'.

noemail (2024-06-29). Biden's Debate Performance Sparks Doubt Within His Own Party. devdiscourse.com Biden's recent lackluster debate against former President Donald Trump has ignited a wave of skepticism within the Democratic Party regarding his capacity to win the forthcoming presidential election. The 81-year-old Biden's failure to effectively communicate during the debate drew widespread criticism, intensifying doubts about his candidacy.

The Lancet (2024-06-29). Editorial] UK elections: the need for a healthy change. thelancet.com On July 4, voters in the UK are projected to elect the Labour Party to a historic majority. After 14 years in government, and with their support squeezed by Reform UK, the Conservative Party is likely to suffer extensive losses. Regardless of the final tally, the next government will inherit a UK that has become sicker, poorer, and more inequitable over the past decade. Political, financial, and public health crises have taken devastating tolls on communities where progress towards good health and prosperity was already stagnating or deteriorating, and without decisive and focused interventions, these trends are…

Alexandra Hall Hall (2024-06-29). A Tale of Two Very Different Debates: Biden and Trump's Horror Show, Sunak and Starmer's No Surprises. bylinetimes.com On live TV, in front of millions of horrified American voters and viewers around the world, US President The first of two planned presidential debates with his rival, former President Biden walked onto the stage looking frail and doddery, his face ashen, his voice a hoars…

hindustantimes (2024-06-29). Iran President Poll: Surprise Finalist Against Khamenei Loyalist In 2nd Round | Pezeshkian Vs Jalili. hindustantimes.com Iran Presidential elections have thrown up surprising results. Among the six candidates, no one received a clear majority and the two candidates will now lock horns in a runoff. Interestingly, the two candidates have contrasting views — a hardliner and a reformist. Masoud Pezeshkian, a moderate and Saeed Jalili, an ultraconservative, are the two finalists to replace Ebrahim Raisi who died in a chopper crash last month. Raisi's death had triggered the snap elections.

Staff (2024-06-29). Minrex: Perpetuar la arbitraria inclusión de Cuba en lista espuria, "desprecio a la verdad de políticos y congresistas anticubanos" cubadebate.cu Con la habitual manipulación del sistema político de los Estados Unidos, un par de congresistas anticubanos lograron que el partido republicano aprobara en la Cámara de Representantes una legislación dirigida a perpetuar la arbitraria e injustificada calificación de Cuba como Estado que supuestamente patrocina el terrorismo.

Staff (2024-06-29). °Goleada en Atlanta!: Mediocridad 5 — Candidatos 0. cubadebate.cu El tan esperado debate fue un espectáculo anodino, no solo porque no dijeron mucho, sino por la limitada credibilidad sobre lo poquito que expresaron. Triste panorama para el electorado, tener que escoger entre dos viejitos mediocres y con limitadas dotes de estadista. Ni Trump, ni Biden demostraron ser aptos para dirigir Estados Unidos, en momentos de crisis tanto interna como mundial, sino más bien el ser capaces de profundizar esa crisis y llevarla a niveles de extrema gravedad y peligro.

María Candela (2024-06-29). °Pobre pueblo norteamericano! radiohc.cu El pasado jueves se produjo el esperado primer debate presidencial, entre los virtuales candidatos demócrata y republicano: el presidente, Joe Biden, que aspira a la reelección y el expresidente, Donald Trump, que intenta regresar a la Casa Blanca, ambos sin ser elegidos por las Convenciones de ambos partidos.

teleSUR, JGN (2024-06-29). 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".

teleSUR, odr, SH (2024-06-29). 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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2024-06-25: News Headlines

Alan Macleod (2024-06-25). Maduro vs. US Election Interference: A Battle for Venezuela's Future. mintpressnews.com With upcoming elections scheduled for July 28, the United States is working overtime to dislodge the socialist government of Nicolás Maduro. Ten individuals are vying for the position, including nine in opposition to Maduro, who heads a coalition of 13 leftist groups. | Washington, though, has made clear that its preferred candidate is 74-year-old retired diplomat Edmundo González, and is spending big, bankrolling a myriad of opposition organizations, from political parties to NGOs and media outlets, all with the same goal in mind: ousting Maduro and returning Venezuela into the U.S. sphere of influence. | The U.

Maureen Skehan, Workers' World. (2024-06-25). Boston: No Cops, No Corporations, No Pride In Genocide! popularresistance.org In the spirit of global solidarity with oppressed people's resistance, from Stonewall to Palestine, over 70 queer/trans, pro-Palestinian and pro-working class organizations in the greater Boston area united under the banner of "Liberate Boston Pride," demanding "No cops! No corporations! and "No Pride in Genocide!" (liberatebostonpride.wordpress.com/) | Endorsing organizations included Students for Justice in Palestine, United American Indians of New England, North American Indian Center of Boston, ACT UP Boston, BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) Boston, Democratic Socialists of America Boston, the Dyke March,…

Staff (2024-06-25). Netanyahu says Israel 'committed' to Gaza ceasefire proposal. muslimmirror.com Jerusalem : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that Israel is "committed" to the deal proposal outlined by US President Joe Biden for a ceasefire in Gaza in return for the release of hostages. "We are committed to the Israeli proposal that President Biden endorsed," Netanyahu said on Monday during a special plenum session …

The Independent (2024-06-25). Netanyahu says Israel "committed" to Gaza ceasefire proposal. independent.co.ug JERUSALEM, Israel | Xinhua| Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday that Israel is "committed" to the deal proposal outlined by U.S. President Joe Biden for a ceasefire in Gaza in return for the release of hostages. "We are committed to the Israeli proposal that President Biden endorsed," Netanyahu said during a special plenum …

Dan Lieberman (2024-06-25). Preventing the Genocide. dissidentvoice.org Part 1 of a two-parter: Israelis Live Wasted and Desperate Lives and Should Leave The fuss that President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken manufactured over their Israel inspired ceasefire plan is pathetic. Claiming Hamas is "proposing changes that are not workable." without specifying the proposed changes (are there changes?), is not informing …

WSWS (2024-06-25). Bernie Sanders stumps for Jamaal Bowman, defends Israel at sparsely attended Bronx rally with Ocasio-Cortez. wsws.org The tiny crowd for Saturday's rally is of objective significance. The "left" face of the Democratic Party stands exposed in the minds of millions as supporters of genocide and war.

Staff (2024-06-25). Headlines for June 25, 2024. democracynow.org Julian Assange Secures Freedom After Reaching Plea Deal with U.S., Leaving U.K. Prison, "A Nightmare from Which They Cannot Wake": UNRWA Head on Gaza's Catastrophic Reality, Gaza Health Workers Call on International Community to Protect Palestinian Medical Sector, Israel's Supreme Court Rules Ultra-Orthodox Jews Must Serve in Military, Russian Strike Kills 5 in Eastern Ukraine's Pokrovsk, as Moscow Vows Retaliation for Crimea Attack, Kenyan Police Crack Down as Protesters Call for National Strike Against Tax Plan, Kenya Prepares to Deploy 400 Troops to Haiti, Protests Revived in New…

Democracy Now! (2024-06-25). Democracy Now! 2024-06-25 Tuesday. democracynow.org Headlines for June 25, 2024; Julian Assange Is Free: WikiLeaks Founder's Brother Gabriel Shipton on End of Decadelong Legal Saga; Press Freedom Advocates Celebrate Julian Assange's Release, But Warn of Impact of Plea Deal; Journalist Antony Loewenstein on Assange's Release, WikiLeaks & Israeli Drones Killing Gaza Reporters; NYC Congestion Pricing: Advocates Slam NY Gov for Halting Plan to Reduce Emissions, Fund Mass Transit | Headlines for June 25, 2024; Julian Assange Is Free: WikiLeaks Founder's Brother Gabriel Shipton on End of Decadelong Legal Saga; Press Freedom Advocates Celebrate Juli…

Staff (2024-06-25). Fire breaks out in northern Israel following latest rocket barrage from Lebanon. haaretz.com Report: U.S. officials warn Hezbollah to not assume it can stop Israel from attacking Lebanon ‚ñ U.S. urgently seeking diplomatic agreement between Israel and Hezbollah, Austin says ‚ñ Netanyahu: 'Committed to the Israeli proposal outlined by Biden' ‚ñ IDF kills key figure in Hamas' munition production effort ‚ñ U.S. military chief says U.S. likely unable to defend Israel from Hezbollah attack like it did against Iran…

Staff (2024-06-25). Reports in Gaza: At least 13 killed in IDF strike in Gaza City, including Hamas Chief Haniyeh's sister. haaretz.com Report: U.S. officials warn Hezbollah to not assume it can stop Israel from attacking Lebanon ‚ñ IDF announces that abducted Israeli soldier was killed on Oct. 7, his body held in Gaza ‚ñ Netanyahu: 'Committed to the Israeli proposal outlined by Biden' ‚ñ IDF kills key figure in Hamas' munition production effort ‚ñ U.S. military chief says U.S. likely unable to defend Israel from Hezbollah attack like it did against Iran…

Staff (2024-06-25). Journalist Antony Loewenstein on Assange's Release, WikiLeaks & Israeli Drones Killing Gaza Reporters. democracynow.org We discuss the plea deal and release of Julian Assange with Australian journalist Antony Loewenstein, and the reaction in Assange's home country of Australia to his release and WikiLeaks's legacy, which he says helped open the door to whistleblowers and leakers in the era of digital journalism. Loewenstein, the author of The Palestine Laboratory, also discusses the state of press freedom in Israel's war on Gaza. The Israeli military doesn't view Palestinian journalists as journalists, he argues. Instead, it views them as "akin to terrorists" to justify its targeting of them, an…

newleftreview (2024-06-25). 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.

Eric Brooks (2024-06-25). Why elections? Nuts and bolts of how movements change laws. cpusa.org Some left and progressive people today are understandably too disgusted with the Biden administration's support for Israel as it carries out its genocidal campaign in Palestine to even consider joining mobilizations to the polls in November to prevent a MAGA—Trump victory. While anger with both major parties leading to disaffection with voting is not a new phenomenon, the question has become sharper in the context of mass struggles for justice in Palestine, and this is reflected in debates taking place within the party. Some party members are searching for various theories that could show how a boycott o…

aljazeera (2024-06-25). Israeli air strike kills 10 family members of Hamas chief Haniyeh in Gaza. aljazeera.com Israeli forces kill 24 Palestinians in three attacks as Hamas blames Biden administration for war of 'extermination'.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2024-06-25). 2025 California Juneteenth – Top California Corporations. indybay.org California Businesses beginning to align with our Federal Juneteenth Holiday. From our Statewide Hub, 1849 Historic Negro Bar we kickoff statewide efforted toward "Absolute Equity"

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Adam Fishbein (2024-06-25). Why Is Chuck Schumer Refusing a Vote on the Child Tax Credit? cepr.net The Hill Read article on original site This week, reports emerged that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is under pressure from vulnerable Democratic Senators to hold a vote on one of the most popular major bipartisan bills of the 118th Congress— a $78 billion package to expand the Child Tax Credit and restore the deductibility …

Dean Baker (2024-06-25). The Labor Price of Gas is at Trumpian Levels. counterpunch.org The media have told us endlessly how people can no longer afford things due to higher prices and the fact that wages have risen more doesn't matter. I wouldn't want to disagree with the experts, but suppose we just did a little calculation about how much time it takes a typical worker to earn enough

Don Fitz (2024-06-25). Lock Them Both Up! counterpunch.org During the 2016 election Trump fanatics chanted "Lock her up," referring to Hillary Clinton. The tables have now turned. Trump is a convicted criminal and Biden violates international law. In one of the most twisted forms of logic ever to appear in politics, liberals believe that screaming "Trump is a fascist" somehow proves that Biden is not. If

Bob Topper (2024-06-25). Straw Men and Strange Bedfellows. counterpunch.org In my college days I was a Goldwater Republican. My roommate and I saw eye-to-eye. Today he is a conservative Republican, and I am a progressive Democrat. We remain close friends, but this divide troubled me. I asked him to help me understand why the right harbors so much animosity towards the left. He responded

David McCall (2024-06-25). How Workers Are Winning as the Nation Adds Jobs, Manufacturing. counterpunch.org John Ralston went into bargaining with Transco last fall intending to negotiate one of the strongest union contracts in his three decades with the company. Carmakers urgently wanted to get new vehicles to market. The railroads needed to get more autoracks—enclosed rail cars used to transport vehicles—into service. And Ralston said he and his co-workers,

Staff (2024-06-25). Press Freedom Advocates Celebrate Julian Assange's Release, But Warn of Impact of Plea Deal. democracynow.org We discuss the plea deal and release of Julian Assange with press freedom advocate Trevor Timm. "Thankfully, Julian Assange is finally going free today, but the press freedom implications remain to be seen," says Timm, who explains the U.S. espionage case against Assange, which was opened under the Trump administration and continued under Biden. Timm expresses disappointment that Biden chose to continue prosecuting Assange rather than demonstrating his stated support of press freedom. If convicted, Assange could have been sentenced to 175 years in U.S. prison, which Timm calls a "ticking time bo…

Staff (2024-06-25). Julian Assange Is Free: WikiLeaks Founder's Brother Gabriel Shipton on End of Decadelong Legal Saga. democracynow.org WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been freed from Belmarsh Prison in London, where he has been incarcerated for the past five years, after accepting a plea deal with U.S. prosecutors. After a decade-plus of legal challenges, Assange will plead guilty to a single felony count of illegally obtaining and disclosing national security material for publishing classified documents detailing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan on WikiLeaks. The Australian publisher is expected to be sentenced to time served and allowed to return home, where he reportedly will seek a pardon. Assange's brother Gabriel Shipton…

Staff (2024-06-25). NYC Congestion Pricing: Advocates Slam NY Gov for Halting Plan to Reduce Emissions, Fund Mass Transit. democracynow.org Democratic New York Governor Kathy Hochul has shocked constituents this month with a surprise decision to cancel New York City's congestion program plan just weeks before it was set to start. Hochul had previously supported the plan, which would have charged drivers $15 to enter parts of Manhattan in order to fund the city's public transportation budget. New York City's public transportation system, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), is used daily by millions of city residents but has long been plagued by underfunding for necessary expansions and repairs. Congestion pricing has bee…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2024-06-25). "Wiki-Gate": Julian Assange Was Framed by the People Who Supported Him. globalresearch.ca Assange has been the object of an all out smear campaign by those who supported him. The Economist which granted Assange the New Media Award in 2008 intimates that he is an "enemy agent" responsible for "information anarchy … culminating in the destabilization of American democracy"

latintimes (2024-06-25). New York elections: more Latinos seek state assembly and senate seats in Queens and the Bronx. latintimes.com New York is set to hold its primary elections on Tuesday, June 25th.

Imran Mulla (2024-06-25). UK election 2024: Is a unified pro-Gaza challenge to Labour emerging in Blackburn? middleeasteye.net UK election 2024: Is a unified pro-Gaza challenge to Labour emerging in Blackburn? | Former candidate Tiger Patel has urged his supporters to back the Workers Party's Craig Murray, leaving two rival pro-Gaza candidates in the race – as pressure mounts for one to stand down | | Tiger Patel an…

Areeb Ullah (2024-06-25). Akhmed Yakoob: Can the 'TikTok Gaza lawyer' unseat Labour's Shabana Mahmood? middleeasteye.net Akhmed Yakoob: Can the 'TikTok Gaza lawyer' unseat Labour's Shabana Mahmood? | Yakoob has a sizeable following on social media and has placed the war on Gaza at the centre of his election campaign in Birmingham's Ladywood | | Akhmed Yakoob came third in the West Midlands mayoral race, winning…

Elsy Fors Garzon (2024-06-25). UN confirms deployment of experts for elections in Venezuela. plenglish.com Four experts will travel to the country at the beginning of July to provide an independent internal report on the general development of the elections scheduled for next July, the spokesman for the Secretary General (António Guterres), Stéphane Dujarric, announced at a press conference. | The news coincides with the completion of a technical evaluation announced weeks ago by the organization's Secretariat. | In accordance with United Nations regulations, the Electoral Expert Panels do not issue public evaluative statements on the general conduct of the electoral process or its results. | This assistance mechanism…

Pressenza New York (2024-06-25). Inflation, economic crisis and uncertainty in Bangladesh. pressenza.com In January 2009, when the Awami League came to power through a landslide victory in December's general elections, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina saw terrorism and militancy as key factors threatening the security of the entire region. During the 2001-2006 rule of the Al Qaeda-connected Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its coalition partner—the pro-Islamist and pro-Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) — the country had become a safe haven for terrorists and jihadists. | By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury | Within a couple of weeks of assuming office, Sheikh Hasina declared an all-out war against terrorism an…

unitedEditor (2024-06-25). 5 questions 5 answers on the EU Parliament elections. uwidata.com Europeans looking for an alternative What impact did the economic situation have on the election results? The economic situation has had a significant impact on the results of the European elections. Economic hardships, such as the rising cost of living, rising energy prices and financial pressure on sectors such as agriculture, have influenced voter behavior. …

WSWS (2024-06-25). Teamsters union president to speak at Republican National Convention, in another sign of growing alliance with extreme right. wsws.org O'Brien will be speaking at a meeting that will be, for all intents and purposes, a fascist rally put on by one of the two main political parties.

WSWS (2024-06-25). Julian Assange freed after plea deal with the US. wsws.org The arrangement represents a massive victory for Assange, whose liberation will be welcomed by defenders of democratic rights and opponents of imperialist war around the world.

Robert Delaney (2024-06-25). US No 2 envoy claims Moscow-Pyongyang pact has left Beijing 'somewhat anxious'. scmp.com Chinese officials 'have indicated so in some of our interactions', Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell tells Council of Foreign Relations.

tn.ai (2024-06-25). Leader: High Election Turnout Source of Pride to Iran. tn.ai TEHRAN (Tasnim) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said the high turnout of voters in the upcoming presidential election will bring glory to Iran and disappoint the enemies.

Basit Mahmood (2024-06-25). Tory election candidate describes party as a 'shower of shit'. leftfootforward.org Former Olympic rower James Cracknell made the comments in a campaign video posted on Facebook, while still pleading with voters to vote for him in Colchester.

Taryn Fivek (2024-06-25). The many vs. the money: Working class brings the heat to Bowman campaign. peoplesworld.org NEW YORK—Despite June 22 being the hottest day of the year in the Bronx, hundreds of people — many of them union members and community organizers — gather at the Gil Scott Heron amphitheater in St. Mary's Park to support the re-election of Jamaal Bowman for Congress. An incumbent member of "The Squad," Bowman faces …

Staff (2024-06-25). Marine Le Pen: ´Combien de temps allons-nous tolérer les abjections de l'extrême-gauche sur l'antisémitisme ? ª. defenddemocracy.press Par Marine Le PenJun Jun 22, 2024 L'extrême-gauche se rend coupable d'une insupportable banalisation de l'antisémitisme contre laquelle il faut lutter, pour l'honneur de la France, estime l'ancienne candidate RN à l'élection présidentielle. En France, les actes antisémites ont progressé de 300% au premier trimestre 2024, soit quatre actes antisémites par jour. Cette hausse s'est clairement …

Lori A. Zimmerman (2024-06-25). A rogue's gallery of presidential satire served up at popular L.A. marketplace. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES — Here we are mid-2024 and nothing is more welcome in this tense election year than a bit of humor and irreverence. Center for the Study of Political Graphics' exhibition Presidential Rogue's Gallery: Satirical Posters from the 1950s to the Present serves that up well, and you can view it now at Mercado …

Robert Delaney,Khushboo Razdan (2024-06-25). US No 2 envoy claims Moscow-Pyongyang pact has left Beijing 'somewhat anxious'. scmp.com Chinese officials 'have indicated so in some of our interactions', Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell tells Council of Foreign Relations.

Human Rights Watch (2024-06-25). Beyond Life Without Parole in the US: 2nd Chances Make Communities Stronger. hrw.org Click to expand Image | Ruben R. was sentenced to life without parole for a crime he committed when he was 17 years old. Changes in law gave him the chance to go before the parole board, and he was found eligible for release. After coming home, Ruben taught himself carpentry skills, became a property manager, and worked part-time for a non-profit organization. In his spare time, he has gone back into prisons as a volunteer speaker, encouraging people to choose a path of self-improvement. Los Angeles, California. | © 2021 Chip Warren for Human Rights Watch…

Luke Fletcher (2024-06-25). This is how Plaid Cymru would transform workers' rights. leftfootforward.org The past several years have been unimaginably difficult for the vast majority of people in the UK. | The cost-of-living crisis, inflation, soaring housing, food and energy costs, as well as the industrial disputes that followed in the wake of the resultant profiteering has meant that most have had little, if any, financial breathing room. | This gives the current General Election period a particular sense of urgency, an urgency that is both indicative of the need for a transformation in the way our society operates and yet neutralised by the hot air, bland delirium and lack of ambition from Westminster's gover…

Associated Press (2024-06-25). Trump dramatically changes tune on Biden before televised clash: 'a worthy debater'. scmp.com After months of casting US President Joe Biden as a shell of a man incapable of putting two sentences together, Donald Trump has adjusted expectations before their first debate.

jamanetwork (2024-06-25). WHO: As Mpox Outbreaks Continue, Cases May Be Underestimated. jamanetwork.com About 2 years after the global mpox outbreak began, the World Health Organization (WHO) provided updated numbers of mpox cases and revised vaccine recommendations in a new situation report. From 2022 through March 2024, more than 95‚ÄØ200 people have developed mpox infections and 185 patients have died, WHO reported. Cases have risen in Africa in recent months, especially in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

unitedEditor (2024-06-25). 5 questions 5 answers on the EU Parliament elections. unitedworldint.com Europeans looking for an alternative What impact did the economic situation have on the election results? The economic situation has had a significant impact on the results of the European elections. Economic hardships, such as the rising cost of living, rising energy prices and financial pressure on sectors such as agriculture, have influenced voter behavior. …

Shawn Musgrave (2024-06-25). Julian Assange Strikes Plea Deal, Will Return to Australia. theintercept.com After years of fighting extradition from the United Kingdom to the U.S. on charges related to his publication of secret cables about the Iraq War, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors, according to court documents filed on Monday. The Justice Department expects Assange to return home to Australia after a plea hearing Tuesday morning. | The agreement would bring to an end Assange's lengthy standoff with the White House, which has sparked diplomatic tensions and global concern about U.S. hypocrisy when it comes to advancing freedom of the press. | In 2018, the Justice…

Harrison Dressler (2024-06-25). In Praise of Laziness. socialistproject.ca Walter A. Ratcliffe, a

Editor (2024-06-25). How Karl Marx influenced Abraham Lincoln and his position on slavery & labor. mronline.org If resistance to the Slave Power was the reserved watchword of your first election, the triumphant war cry of your re-election is Death to Slavery.

Murad Gattal, Ahmed Rahmanov, Togrul Veliyev, Ahmed Mammadli (2024-06-25). Nothing but revolution can change Azerbaijan for the better: Interview with the Azerbaijani left. links.org.au Murad Gattal spoke to Azerbaijani trade unionists and left-wing activists about the state of society following Ilham Aliyev's election for the fifth presidential term and the Third Karabakh War.

Mark Gruenberg (2024-06-25). On the anniversary of Roe's demise, abortion rights are a major election issue. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The second anniversary of the Supreme Court's guillotining of the national constitutional right to an abortion is—or should—remind voters their decisions in this November's election, up and down the ballot, will determine not only whether that right may be restored, but so much more. Abortion rights, worker rights, living wages, Social Security's and Medicare's future, …

jamanetwork (2024-06-25). Poll: Health-Related Costs Top Older Adults' Concerns. jamanetwork.com When asked about their feelings on more than 20 topics, older adults listed various health-related costs as their top 6 concerns, based on data from about 3400 respondents to the University of Michigan's National Poll on Healthy Aging. The majority of respondents aged 50 years or older were worried about the cost of medical care, home care, prescription medications, and health insurance or Medicare.

| Peter Boyle | (2024-06-25). Why ecosocialism is not just a good idea but a necessity. socialist-alliance.org As the climate emergency and extinction crises deepen, there is no choice but to struggle to democratise the economy so that it can be made to serve social needs and ecological sustainability. Peter Boyle reports.

Larry Neumeister (2024-06-25). Sen. Bob Menendez's Egypt, Qatar trip planning got 'weird,' Senate staffer recalls at bribery trial. whyy.org A Senate staffer testified Monday at a bribery trial that planning for Sen. Bob Menendez's 2021 trip to Egypt and Qatar got "weird" after the Democrat directed that Egypt be included in the process. | Sarah Arkin, a senior staffer with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, testified as a government witness at a trial over bribes of hundreds of thousands of dollars in gold and cash allegedly paid to the senator in return for benefits he supposedly delivered to three New Jersey businessmen from 2018 to 2022. | Among favors he allegedly carried out, one included helping Egyptian officials in exchange for one busin…

Agence France-Presse (2024-06-25). France's Macron warns of 'civil war' risk as elections loom. scmp.com French President Emmanuel Macron warned that the policies of his far-right and hard-left opponents as France prepares for its most divisive election in decades.

Staff (2024-06-25). France, the new Popular Front, hopes and contradictions. defenddemocracy.press By Dimitris Skarpalezos After the thunderous victory of the far-right "National Rally" in the French European elections, under the pressure of the mass of their supporters, the parties of the broader left formed a coalition for the parliamentary elections called the "New Popular Front" in reference to the Popular Front of communists and socialists …

Basit Mahmood (2024-06-25). BREAKING: Tory party withdraws support for two candidates embroiled in betting scandal. leftfootforward.org The Tory Party says it has withdrawn support for two candidates embroiled in the betting scandal. | Craig Williams and Laura Saunders are being investigated by the Gambling Commission over an alleged bet she made about the date of the General Election. | A Conservative Party spokesperson said: "As a result of ongoing internal enquiries, we have concluded that we can no longer support Craig Williams or Laura Saunders as Parliamentary Candidates at the forthcoming General Election. | "We have checked with the Gambling Commission that this decision does not compromise the investigation that they are conducting, w…

teleSUR, JGN (2024-06-25). 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".

Staff (2024-06-25). Hollande poignarde la vraie gauche dans le dos. defenddemocracy.press Législatives : Hollande demande à Mélenchon de ´se taire ª, le leader insoumis refuse de ´céder ª Jun 23, 2024 Les deux hommes se sont écharpés à distance ce dimanche, alors que le Nouveau Front populaire n'a toujours pas tranché le nom de son éventuel premier ministre s'il l'emportait, le 7 juillet prochain. Entre les deux hommes, les …

teleSUR, odr, SH (2024-06-25). 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.

Staff (2024-06-25). Le prétexte ´ Mélenchon ª. defenddemocracy.press Par Jean-Luc Mélenchon 24 juin 2024 Quand je vois comment ´ Mélenchon ª est traité, je suis saisi d'émotions glacées. La haine qui s'exprime à son égard dans les médias est d'une qualité si rare, si venimeuse, si totale. Je ne croyais plus cela possible. Il y avait si longtemps qu'on en n'avait vu de …

Eric Toussaint (2024-06-25). 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 (…) | – | / |

english.almanar.com.lb (2024-06-25). Hamas: We hold Biden administration responsible for the ongoing genocide against our people in Gaza by giving the occupation political and military cover. english.almanar.com.lb

english.almanar.com.lb (2024-06-25). Imam Khamenei: High Voter Turnout Source of Pride to Iran. english.almanar.com.lb Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said the high turnout of voters in the upcoming presidential election will bring glory to Iran and disappoint the enemies. On the occasion of Eid Al-Ghadeer and in the lead-up to the fourteenth presidential election, thousands of Iranians from five provinces across the Islamic …

newarab (2024-06-25). South Korea NGO files case against Israel for Gaza war crimes. newarab.com A lawsuit has been filed in The complaint was lodged with the South Korean Police Investigation Agency by the NGO People's Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) against Netanyahu as well as Israeli President Isaac Herzog, Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi, Defence Minister Yoav…

newarab (2024-06-25). Biden 'disturbed' by alleged attack on US-Palestinian child. newarab.com The woman has been charged with capital murder, court records show, following the May The 42-y…

newarab (2024-06-25). Iran's presidential election dominated by Khamenei loyalists. newarab.com Iranians choose a president on Friday in a tightly controlled election following With Iran's supreme leader now 85, it is likely that the next president will be closely involved in the eventual process of choosing a successor to Khamenei, who has ensu…

newarab (2024-06-25). Progressives fear a Bowman loss in NY could empower big money. newarab.com On the eve of the New York Democratic primary race, progressives are expressing concern that if Representative These concerns come as Bowman trails his opponent, Westchester County Executive George Latimer, in recent polls by around 17 points, following months of heavy spending by right-leaning political action committees. | "This election is not about Jamaal versus Mr. Latimer. This election i…

newarab (2024-06-25). Keir Starmer has lost the British Arab voter. He doesn't care. newarab.com As Keir Starmer's Labour Party readies itself to form a new government on July 5, there are many lingering uncertainties and blurred lines. Are the party's plans ambitious enough to meet the nation's needs? Will Starmer make a stand or continue to flip-flop between policies? Is the forthcoming election victory merely a castle made of sand? | One element however is crystal clear: Labour has irrevocably lost the support of the 500,000-strong Recent polling b…

newarab (2024-06-25). Lebanon's 'Soldiers of God' endorse Le Pen in French elections. newarab.com

newarab (2024-06-25). Netanyahu wants Biden out and Trump back in power. newarab.com

presstv.ir (2024-06-25). Hamas slams Biden administration for support of Israel's Gaza genocide. presstv.ir The Palestinian resistance movement said Washington continues to politically and militarily support Israel in its carnage in the besieged territory.

presstv.ir (2024-06-25). UK Muslims gravitate toward independent candidates. presstv.ir British Muslims have traditionally voted Labour; however the party's stance on the US-Israeli genocide in Gaza has cast doubt on that support in the upcoming general elections.

presstv.ir (2024-06-25). Live Updates: Fifth debate in 2024 Iran presidential election. presstv.ir Live updates of the fifth and final televised debate of the 2024 Iranian presidential election with the participation of six candidates…

presstv.ir (2024-06-25). Analysis: How fifth and final debate in 2024 Iran presidential election unfolded. presstv.ir The fifth and final televised debate ahead of the June 28 snap presidential election in Iran was held on Tuesday afternoon with the participation of six candidates vying for the top executive office.

presstv.ir (2024-06-25). Highlights: Fourth debate in 2024 Iran presidential election. presstv.ir Highlights of the fourth televised debate of the 2024 Iranian presidential election on the subject of foreign policy with the participation of six candidates…

presstv.ir (2024-06-25). Leader: High voter turnout makes Iran proud, disappoints enemies. presstv.ir Ayatollah Khamenei says a higher voter turnout in the upcoming presidential election makes Iran proud and disappoints the country's enemies.

presstv.ir (2024-06-25). Highlights: Fifth debate in 2024 Iran presidential election. presstv.ir Highlights of the fifth and final televised debate of the 2024 Iranian presidential election with the participation of six candidates…

Larry Johnson (2024-06-25). Julian Assange Is free and My Recent Podcasts with Judge Napolitano and Nima. sonar21.com The news reports are true and we have reason to celebrate. Julian Assange signed off on a plea deal with the United States — he pleads guilty to one charge and then walks free. It looks like the Biden Administration is trying to clean up extraneous issues before the November election and did not want to have Assange as a distraction. They ain't doing this because it is the right thing to do. Don't kid yourself. | After years of suffering, Assange is likely to cash in. I see a book and movie in his future, not to mention speaking fees. He is returning to Australia and is likely to become a political fo…

hindustantimes (2024-06-25). Houthi Chief Roars At Biden After 'Forcing' U.S. Carrier To Leave Red Sea: 'Tyrant Of…' | Gaza. hindustantimes.com The Chief of Yemen's Houthi rebels launched a blistering attack on the United States. Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi accused the U.S. of trying to impose its authority over Muslims. The Houthi leader described Washington as "the arrogant tyrant of this era". Watch for more.

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