2022-06-21: News Headlines

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

Benjamin Norton (2022-06-20). Colombia's first ever left-wing president: Gustavo Petro wins historic election. What does it mean? multipolarista.com Gustavo Petro won Colombia's June 19 election, becoming its first ever left-wing president. We analyze what this means for Latin America, the US, Venezuela, the military, paramilitary groups, the powerful oligarchy, and social movements.

Rqorinoco (2022-06-20). Honduras: Xiomara Castro's Government, Advancing Along a Mined Road. orinocotribune.com By Giorgio Trucchi — Jun 15, 2022 | On January 27, Xiomara Castro took office as president of Honduras. It was a vibrant speech in which she made it clear that she was going to receive a country in bankruptcy, plundered, with a debt totaling more than 20 billion dollars, and with a clientelist structure practically intact of corruption and impunity, which in the last 12 years has been taking over public and private spaces. | A people devastated by poverty — almost 74% of the population and with % in absolute misery — and hopelessness. A growing number of people looking northward, not so much at…

Contributing Writers (2022-06-20). Interview with persecuted German journalist Alina Lipp/ By Miodrag Zarkovic. marktaliano.net Andrew Hirst 16h ∑ Welcome to the 4th Reich: #RejectRussophobia This is the second part of the interview of German citizen Alina Lipp with her Serbian colleague Miodrag Zarkovic. Alina has already been attacked by the full power of the German "democracy" for her reports from Donbass. I was surprised and shocked by the lawlessness that the Western …

Kurt Nimmo (2022-06-20). Biden Tells Americans to Sacrifice for the Nazis of Ukraine. globalresearch.ca Back in February, when Russia went into Ukraine to denazify and disarm the country, the corporate media declared brave and patriotic Ukrainians would push the Russians out and eventually retake Crimea and the Donbas. In order to do this, we …

WSWS (2022-06-20). Senate panel approves record US military budget for 2022-2023. wsws.org The 23-3 bipartisan vote demonstrates the support of both the Democrats and Republicans for a massive increase in Pentagon spending, including for the war in Ukraine.

____ (2022-06-20). Douglas MacGregor On Ukraine. smoothiex12.blogspot.com Here is him with Tucker.He touches briefly on the issue of targeting for VSU, but as latest from Donetsk tells us–HIMARS were used, of course, on civilian population. A great achievement of Biden Administration. Obviously, those HIMARS will be hunted down and annihilated, but what can I say–it looks like killing civilians is a skill well developed in Western armies. Just overall good talk by MacGregor, including the brief discussion of the end-state of SMO and Russia emerging from it–a topic many are afraid to talk about in the West.

Eva Bartlett (2022-06-20). Western Media and Politicians Prefer to Ignore the Truth about Civilians Killed in Donetsk Shelling. globalresearch.ca When Kiev's guilt in attacks on a maternity hospital cannot be denied, it's simply brushed under the carpet | Following intense Ukrainian shelling of Donetsk on June 13, some Western media sources, in tandem with outlets in Kiev, unsurprisingly claimed that …

WSWS (2022-06-20). Julian Assange faces extradition and state murder while the war criminals he exposed walk free. wsws.org While they claim to be defending "democracy" in Ukraine, the US and its allies are persecuting a journalist for exposing their war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

____ (2022-06-20). US Department of Defense Finally Admits in Public Document that There Are 46 US Military-Funded Biolabs in Ukraine. transcend.org The Pentagon on Thursday [9 Jun] finally admitted in a public statement that there are 46 US-funded biolabs in Ukraine. This is after months of lies and denials by Democrats, Biden, and their fake news mainstream media!

_____ (2022-06-20). Colombia's First Ever Left-Wing President: What Does It mean? popularresistance.org Gustavo Petro won Colombia's presidential election on June 19. This will make him the first left-wing leader in the South American nation's history. | In the video, podcast, and written analysis below, Multipolarista editor Benjamin Norton discusses Petro's historic victory, what it means for Colombia, Latin America, and the world, and how difficult it will be for him to govern. | Gustavo Petro won the first round of Colombia's presidential election on May 29. In the second round, he defeated far-right candidate Rodolfo Hernández, a real estate mogul with an estimated $100 million in wealth. | Petro previously se…

Park Min-hee (2022-06-20). "Global NATO": Upcoming Summit Intended to Transform the "Atlantic Alliance". New "Strategic Concept" Envisaged. globalresearch.ca Special "partner nations" have been invited to the NATO summit to be held in Madrid, Spain, from June 29-30. In addition to the leaders of the 30 NATO member states, the leaders of South Korea, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand…

Ann Brown (2022-06-20). On Juneteenth, US Government Claims It Recommits To Justice But Black America Ask How: Reparations. moguldom.com The country celebrates Juneteenth as a federal holiday today, June 20, 2022, after Joe Biden signed the legislation on June 17, 2021. Juneteenth National Independence Day is the 12th legal public holiday and commemorates the day Union soldiers led by Gen. Gordon Granger arrived on June 19, 1865, in the coastal city of Galveston, Texas, …

_____ (2022-06-20). Lebanon: Hard Choices after the Elections. journal-neo.org Despite recent parliamentary elections in Lebanon, which are seen as a success, albeit a modest one, the small Mediterranean country is still frozen in suspense and chaos could return to the country. After the held elections, the Lebanese are now at a difficult crossroads: they must immediately appoint a prime minister, form a government and the …

_____ (2022-06-20). Gustavo Petro To Be First Left-Wing President And Francia Márquez The First Afro-Descendant Woman VP. popularresistance.org Celebrations took place this evening as people took to the streets of Colombia after left-wing presidential candidate Gustavo Petro was deemed the winner of the second-round election. This victory makes his running mate, Francia Márquez, the first Afro-descendant woman who will serve as vice president once the term begins in August. | The Pacto Histórico coalition candidates won more than 50 percent of votes. Petro's competitor, Rodolfo Hernández, conceded the election, congratulating Petro. | "I called Gustavo to congratulate him on his victory and offer him my support to fulfill the promises of change for which…

_____ (2022-06-20). Gustavo Petro Wins Historic Elections In Colombia. popularresistance.org Preliminary results from Colombia's second round presidential race indicate the victory of the left-wing Historic Pact coalition led by Gustavo Petro and Francia Marquez. The duo had received 40% of the votes cast in the first round, 10 points shy of a first round victory. The progressive duo was facing off against political outsider Rodolfo Hernández of the League of Anti-Corruption Governors movement who received just under 47% of the vote in the precount. | The period leading up to these elections have been marked by irregularities, violence, and strong media campaigns demonizing the progressive candidates. Da…

Editor (2022-06-20). Gustavo Pedro Wins Historic Elections in Colombia. scheerpost.com By Preliminary results from Colombia's second round presidential race indicate the victory of the left-wing Historic Pact coalition led by Gustavo Petro and Francia Marquez. The duo had received 40% of the votes cast in the first round, 10 points shy of a first round victory. The progressive duo was facing off against political outsider Rodolfo Hernández of the League of Anti-Corruption Governors movement who received just under 47% of the vote in the precount. | The period leading up t…

Javier Guerrero (2022-06-20). "The sum of 0 years of resistance": Colombians make history by electing first leftist president. liberationnews.org Petro and Francia are shouldering the demands of millions of Colombians yearning for change.

Staff (2022-06-20). Colombia's Next President Congratulated by Latin American Leaders. orinocotribune.com Caracas, June 20, 2022 ( "I congratulate Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez for the historical victory in Colombia's presidential elections," wrote Venezue…

Staff (2022-06-20). Iran steps up diplomacy ahead of Biden trip to region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Iran has ramped up its diplomatic efforts to dispel misunderstandings in the West Asia region amid ongoing efforts from the West to build a coalition against Tehran during US President Joe Biden's upcoming visit to the region.

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-20). Report: US Secretly Reviews and Approves Many Israeli Airstrikes in Syria. globalresearch.ca According to a report

Elliott Wallace (2022-06-20). Petro wins Colombian presidential election, making history in the country. america.cgtn.com It was a history-making election, as Gustavo Petro won the Colombian election, becoming the first leftist leader of the conservative country. And thousands of Colombians were celebrating the victory.

WSWS (2022-06-20). Three groups vie to shore up discredited Australian university trade union. wsws.org In a revealing sign of the collapse of the NTEU's support, three teams within the union are contesting elections for its top posts in order to head off the discontent among university workers.

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

Julia Conley (2022-06-20). Texas GOP Puts Anti-Gay Hatred, Trump's Big Lie at Center of New Platform. commondreams.org Every federal Republican lawmaker should be asked if they agree with the Texas GOP platform, said one critic, "and, if not, will they publicly condemn it?"

____ (2022-06-20). Macron's alliance leads legislative elections without absolute majority: reports. ecns.cn President Emmanuel Macron's centrist alliance Ensemble is leading the French legislative elections without winning the absolute majority in the new National Assembly, French news channel BFMTV reported on Sunday.

Staff (2022-06-20). WH rejects claims on Biden's one-on-one meeting with MBS. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — US President Joe Biden's upcoming meeting with Saudi officials will "include" the kingdom's crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, the White House said.

____ (2022-06-20). Gustavo Petro Wins Colombian Election, Makes History as Country's First Leftist President. transcend.org 20 Jun 2022 – A former rebel and longtime legislator won Colombia's presidential election yesterday, galvanizing voters frustrated by decades of poverty and inequality under conservative leaders.

Pepe Escobar (2022-06-20). St. Petersburg 2022 Forum Sets the Stage for the "War of Economic Corridors" globalresearch.ca The St. Petersburg in 2022 is even more crucial as it directly connects …

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

Manuel Humberto Restrepo Domíguez (2022-06-20). Colombia &#1 ; Ganó la democracia, ganó el pueblo: Petro presidente, Francia vicepresidenta. globalizacion.ca La dignidad de un pueblo ha ganado. Logró derrotar al miedo, a la desesperanza, a las fórmulas de la ausencia y el silencio de quienes no dieron tregua a abandonar las rutas del odio que movían pasiones y envenenaban el…

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-20). The peaceful revolution of Colombia's "nobodies" colombiareports.com The historic election victory of Colombia's President-elect Gustavo Petro is largely due to a massive increase in voter turnout. According to the National Registry, Sunday's turnout was 58%, the highest…

Frank Hammer (2022-06-20). Open Letter To Labor Notes About Relationship To US NED Funded AFL-CIO "Solidarity Center" indybay.org Retired UAW Local 909 president Frank Hammer challenges Labor Notes about their relationship with the US NED funded "Solidarity Center" in Mexico and the US. The AFL-CIO International Departmen AIFLD t was involved in the attack and murder of Mexico City Ford workers yet Labor Notes has refused to cover this issue and the fact that the "Solidarity Center" is now receiving $75 million a year from the National Endowment for Democracy which was set up by the US government and CIA.

Michael Snyder (2022-06-20). If The Streets Of America Are This Chaotic Now, What Will They Be Like When Things Really Start Hitting The Fan? globalresearch.ca If you are not alarmed by what is happening to our largest cities, you should check to see if you still have a pulse. Once upon a time, the beautiful new cities that our forefathers constructed were the envy of …

____ (2022-06-20). No absolute majority for Macron following legislative elections: Interior Ministry. ecns.cn French President Emmanuel Macron will not have an absolute majority in the upcoming National Assembly following the second round of legislative elections held on Sunday.

WSWS (2022-06-20). Texas Republican Party passes resolution declaring Biden government illegitimate. wsws.org The largest state Republican Party in the country affirmed the central axis of Trump's coup: that the 2020 election was subject to massive electoral "fraud" and that Biden is not the duly elected president.

The Expose (2022-06-20). W.H.O to declare Public Health Emergency of International Concern over COVID Vaccine-Induced Shingles (Monkeypox). globalresearch.ca The World Health Organization is set to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the end of June 2022 over Covid-19 vaccine-induced shingles which all member states including the USA, the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Europe …

WSWS (2022-06-20). Papua New Guinea election campaign amid escalating crises. wsws.org While none of the contesting parties is addressing the burning issues facing the working class and rural poor, election-related violence is erupting.

TeleSUR Desk (2022-06-20). Democrats call on Biden to expand vaccine cooperation with Cuba. mronline.org The lawmakers said the Cuban vaccines, produced at reduced cost with limited infrastructure, could assist the Joe Biden administration's goal to distribute cheap and effective vaccines worldwide.

WSWS (2022-06-20). Hung parliament emerges from French legislative elections in debacle for Macron. wsws.org Jean-Luc Mélenchon's party won a record 142 seats amid an upsurge of strikes and protests, but the neo-fascist National Rally also won a record 89 seats.

Brett Wilkins (2022-06-20). 'Sick and Dangerous' Ad by Shotgun-Wielding MAGA Senate Candidate Condemned. commondreams.org "Trump and the alt-right already showed us that 'trolling' can incite violence," wrote one critic. "So what the hell is up with this ad?"

Jacob G. Hornberger (2022-06-20). An Endless Stream of Scary Official Enemies. globalresearch.ca Any government that is a national-security state needs big official enemies — scary ones, ones that will cause the citizenry to continue supporting not only the continued existence of a national-security state form of government but also ever-growing budgets for …

WSWS (2022-06-20). Australian Labor government prepares to cut disability services. wsws.org Minister Bill Shorten is moving to slash NDIS services as rapidly as politically possible, regardless of Labor's election vows to improve the scheme.

Mike Lofgren (2022-06-20). Why Do Tens of Millions in US Support an Economic System That Doesn't Benefit Them? commondreams.org If people throw away money, opportunities, and their very lives chasing destructive delusions, then we might as well revert to divine right of kings or the selection of leaders by lottery.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-19). Historic victory for Gustavo Petro in Colombia's elections. colombiareports.com Progressive Senator Gustavo Petro became Colombia's first progressive president-elect since the 1930's after a historic vote on Sunday. According to the National Registry, Petro defeated the runner-up, the allegedly corrupt…

Contributing Writers (2022-06-19). Biden Regime Continues to Steal Food from Syria/ By Miri Wood. marktaliano.net Original Link Here: Biden Regime Continues to Steal Food from Syria (syrianews.cc) Biden regime has stolen more Syrian wheat. On 18 June, American illegals in the Levantine Republic moved forty trucks filled with the country's grain, moving them into Iraq via criminal use of the al Walid Crossing in the al Yarubiyah region of Hasakah …

_____ (2022-06-19). Apple retail workers vote to unionize a store in Maryland. popularresistance.org Workers at Apple's Towson Town Center store in Maryland have voted to unionize, with 65 yeses and 33 nos. Around 110 employees were eligible to vote in the election. | The store is the first Apple retail location in the US to hold a union election, after organizers in Atlanta withdrew their petition to hold a union vote, which had been scheduled to take place in early May.

_____ (2022-06-19). March Protests Union-Busters. popularresistance.org The June 7 Starbucks union win in Memphis, Tennessee, showed that the bosses' tried-and-true, union-busting tactics aren't working like they used to. In the face of the February racist firing of the Memphis 7, election tampering by the bosses and constant anti-union interference, workers at that store still voted 11-3 for the union. | Workers' victories at Starbucks, Amazon and other workplaces are happening in the face of anti-union retaliation campaigns, with more firings and cuts in workers' hours and benefits. | That's why activists with Workers Assembly Against Racism (WAAR) hit the streets June 9 with a 'Ma…

_____ (2022-06-19). Calling For A Radical Break With The Status Quo Of Incrementalism. popularresistance.org While Democrats march around in Washington DC pretending they care about quality of life for poor people, it's important to remember who actually walks the walk as opposed to just talking the talk. | A joint press conference held by the Philadelphia-based Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign with the Black Alliance for Peace, shared these words of wisdom via zoom on June 16, 2022. Note that the PPEHRC operates as the Poor People's Army, a well-established organization that has struggled and won housing for single mothers and their children. Details about attending their August boot camp to learn how it's d…

_____ (2022-06-19). Labor Notes 2022: Which Way Forward For The Movement? popularresistance.org After decades of decline and stagnation, U.S. Labor stands at a crossroads. On one side is the same old path of the labor bureaucracy that has sold its soul to the Democratic Party and which has no vision for a renewed labor movement beyond further entrenching itself in the U.S. state. On the other side are the thousands of new young activists and workers marching to the beat of a new grassroots unionism who have the potential to build a national movement to organize millions of workers from below. The formation of the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) and the victory at the Amazon warehouse in Staten Island, as well as t…

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-19). Colombia's election observers say voters received tainted ballots. colombiareports.com Colombia's election observers warned on Sunday that voters were given tainted ballots that could disqualify their votes. According to the Electoral Observation Mission (MOE), voters were given ballots with signs…

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2022-06-20: News Headlines

Benjamin Norton (2022-06-20). Colombia's first ever left-wing president: Gustavo Petro wins historic election. What does it mean? multipolarista.com Gustavo Petro won Colombia's June 19 election, becoming its first ever left-wing president. We analyze what this means for Latin America, the US, Venezuela, the military, paramilitary groups, the powerful oligarchy, and social movements.

Rqorinoco (2022-06-20). Honduras: Xiomara Castro's Government, Advancing Along a Mined Road. orinocotribune.com By Giorgio Trucchi — Jun 15, 2022 | On January 27, Xiomara Castro took office as president of Honduras. It was a vibrant speech in which she made it clear that she was going to receive a country in bankruptcy, plundered, with a debt totaling more than 20 billion dollars, and with a clientelist structure practically intact of corruption and impunity, which in the last 12 years has been taking over public and private spaces. | A people devastated by poverty — almost 74% of the population and with % in absolute misery — and hopelessness. A growing number of people looking northward, not so much at…

WSWS (2022-06-20). Senate panel approves record US military budget for 2022-2023. wsws.org The 23-3 bipartisan vote demonstrates the support of both the Democrats and Republicans for a massive increase in Pentagon spending, including for the war in Ukraine.

WSWS (2022-06-20). Julian Assange faces extradition and state murder while the war criminals he exposed walk free. wsws.org While they claim to be defending "democracy" in Ukraine, the US and its allies are persecuting a journalist for exposing their war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

____ (2022-06-20). No absolute majority for Macron following legislative elections: Interior Ministry. ecns.cn French President Emmanuel Macron will not have an absolute majority in the upcoming National Assembly following the second round of legislative elections held on Sunday.

WSWS (2022-06-20). Australian Labor government prepares to cut disability services. wsws.org Minister Bill Shorten is moving to slash NDIS services as rapidly as politically possible, regardless of Labor's election vows to improve the scheme.

____ (2022-06-20). Macron's alliance leads legislative elections without absolute majority: reports. ecns.cn President Emmanuel Macron's centrist alliance Ensemble is leading the French legislative elections without winning the absolute majority in the new National Assembly, French news channel BFMTV reported on Sunday.

WSWS (2022-06-20). Texas Republican Party passes resolution declaring Biden government illegitimate. wsws.org The largest state Republican Party in the country affirmed the central axis of Trump's coup: that the 2020 election was subject to massive electoral "fraud" and that Biden is not the duly elected president.

Frank Hammer (2022-06-20). Open Letter To Labor Notes About Relationship To US NED Funded AFL-CIO "Solidarity Center" indybay.org Retired UAW Local 909 president Frank Hammer challenges Labor Notes about their relationship with the US NED funded "Solidarity Center" in Mexico and the US. The AFL-CIO International Departmen AIFLD t was involved in the attack and murder of Mexico City Ford workers yet Labor Notes has refused to cover this issue and the fact that the "Solidarity Center" is now receiving $75 million a year from the National Endowment for Democracy which was set up by the US government and CIA.

WSWS (2022-06-20). Hung parliament emerges from French legislative elections in debacle for Macron. wsws.org Jean-Luc Mélenchon's party won a record 142 seats amid an upsurge of strikes and protests, but the neo-fascist National Rally also won a record 89 seats.

WSWS (2022-06-20). Three groups vie to shore up discredited Australian university trade union. wsws.org In a revealing sign of the collapse of the NTEU's support, three teams within the union are contesting elections for its top posts in order to head off the discontent among university workers.

Staff (2022-06-20). Iran steps up diplomacy ahead of Biden trip to region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Iran has ramped up its diplomatic efforts to dispel misunderstandings in the West Asia region amid ongoing efforts from the West to build a coalition against Tehran during US President Joe Biden's upcoming visit to the region.

WSWS (2022-06-20). Papua New Guinea election campaign amid escalating crises. wsws.org While none of the contesting parties is addressing the burning issues facing the working class and rural poor, election-related violence is erupting.

Contributing Writers (2022-06-19). Washington and NATO are still hindering Syria's reconstruction and are looting oil, gas and wheat/ By Prof. Anderson / Press TV, 26 Feb 2022. marktaliano.net READ MORE: Biden Regime Continues to Steal Food from Syria (syrianews.cc) Interview with Doctor Bassam Barakat On the USA illegal burning of Syrian Wheat Fields/Compiled By Tom Duggan & Nana Lancaster Biden Forces Smuggle Out 83 Tankers Loaded with Stolen Syrian Oil/ By Arabi Souri Biden Occupation Forces Plunder More Syrian Oil/ By Miri Wood…

Contributing Writers (2022-06-19). Washington and NATO are still hindering Syria's reconstruction and are looting oil, gas and wheat/ By Prof. Anderson. marktaliano.net READ MORE: Interview with Doctor Bassam Barakat On the USA illegal burning of Syrian Wheat Fields/Compiled By Tom Duggan & Nana Lancaster Biden Forces Smuggle Out 83 Tankers Loaded with Stolen Syrian Oil/ By Arabi Souri Biden Occupation Forces Plunder More Syrian Oil/ By Miri Wood…

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-19). Historic victory for Gustavo Petro in Colombia's elections. colombiareports.com Progressive Senator Gustavo Petro became Colombia's first progressive president-elect since the 1930's after a historic vote on Sunday. According to the National Registry, Petro defeated the runner-up, the allegedly corrupt…

Jason Ditz (2022-06-19). Iraq's Sunnis, Kurds Try to Persuade Sadr to Rejoin Political Process. news.antiwar.com Over the past week, key Shi'ite Moqtada al-Sadr had his entire bloc resign from parliament and announced he is stepping away from politics. Despite this, he continues to loom large and is driving the political process. | Whoever the Shi'ite ruling faction is, the Kurdish Democrats and the biggest Sunni Arab bloc will surely find a spot in the coalition. Those groups, however, That's understandable, as Sadr's huge number of followers are going to be aligned agai…

Contributing Writers (2022-06-19). Biden Regime Continues to Steal Food from Syria/ By Miri Wood. marktaliano.net Original Link Here: Biden Regime Continues to Steal Food from Syria (syrianews.cc) Biden regime has stolen more Syrian wheat. On 18 June, American illegals in the Levantine Republic moved forty trucks filled with the country's grain, moving them into Iraq via criminal use of the al Walid Crossing in the al Yarubiyah region of Hasakah …

Nicholas Stender (2022-06-19). Biden meet with genocidal Saudi dictator exposes hypocrisy of "democratic" foreign policy. liberationnews.org The administration has announced that Biden will be meeting with notorious murderer and dictator Muhammad bin Salman while in Saudi Arabia…

_____ (2022-06-19). Apple retail workers vote to unionize a store in Maryland. popularresistance.org Workers at Apple's Towson Town Center store in Maryland have voted to unionize, with 65 yeses and 33 nos. Around 110 employees were eligible to vote in the election. | The store is the first Apple retail location in the US to hold a union election, after organizers in Atlanta withdrew their petition to hold a union vote, which had been scheduled to take place in early May.

_____ (2022-06-19). March Protests Union-Busters. popularresistance.org The June 7 Starbucks union win in Memphis, Tennessee, showed that the bosses' tried-and-true, union-busting tactics aren't working like they used to. In the face of the February racist firing of the Memphis 7, election tampering by the bosses and constant anti-union interference, workers at that store still voted 11-3 for the union. | Workers' victories at Starbucks, Amazon and other workplaces are happening in the face of anti-union retaliation campaigns, with more firings and cuts in workers' hours and benefits. | That's why activists with Workers Assembly Against Racism (WAAR) hit the streets June 9 with a 'Ma…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-06-19). Gustavo Petro wins historic elections in Colombia. peoplesdispatch.org Preliminary results from Colombia's second round presidential race indicate the victory of the left-wing Historic Pact coalition led by Gustavo Petro and Francia Marquez. The duo had received 40% of the votes cast in the first round, 10 points shy of a first round victory. The progressive duo was facing off against political outsider Rodolfo Hernández of the League of Anti-Corruption Governors movement who received just under 47% of the vote in the precount. | The period leading up to these elections have been marked by irregularities, violence, and strong media campaigns demonizing the progressive candidates. Da…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-06-19). Roger Waters pens letter in support of the Colombian people. peoplesdispatch.org Ahead of the second round of presidential elections in Colombia, renowned musician and activist Roger Waters wrote a letter expressing his support of the Colombian people and their struggle for justice. | To all my Comrades in Colombia. | Today is the second round of your Presidential Election. I have been following the election from afar, I was very excited after the first round when the center left candidate was leading, I even expressed my joy to sympathetic politicians in other South American countries. "Don't get too excited" They warned, "The right wing will go to any lengths to subvert the will of the peop…

Galen Sherwin (2022-06-19). Why Fathers Should Join the Fight for Universal Paid Leave. aclu.org When Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said he would be taking time off from his cabinet position to spend time with his husband Chasten and his two new children, he was But, as the secretary made clear in his response, raising a newborn is…

_____ (2022-06-19). Calling For A Radical Break With The Status Quo Of Incrementalism. popularresistance.org While Democrats march around in Washington DC pretending they care about quality of life for poor people, it's important to remember who actually walks the walk as opposed to just talking the talk. | A joint press conference held by the Philadelphia-based Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign with the Black Alliance for Peace, shared these words of wisdom via zoom on June 16, 2022. Note that the PPEHRC operates as the Poor People's Army, a well-established organization that has struggled and won housing for single mothers and their children. Details about attending their August boot camp to learn how it's d…

_____ (2022-06-19). Labor Notes 2022: Which Way Forward For The Movement? popularresistance.org After decades of decline and stagnation, U.S. Labor stands at a crossroads. On one side is the same old path of the labor bureaucracy that has sold its soul to the Democratic Party and which has no vision for a renewed labor movement beyond further entrenching itself in the U.S. state. On the other side are the thousands of new young activists and workers marching to the beat of a new grassroots unionism who have the potential to build a national movement to organize millions of workers from below. The formation of the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) and the victory at the Amazon warehouse in Staten Island, as well as t…

Dra. Naomi Wolf (2022-06-19). Queridos amigos, lamento anunciar un genocidio: Dra. Naomi Wolf sobre el "Informe confidencial" de Pfizer. globalizacion.ca He estado en silencio durante algunas semanas. Perdóname. | La verdad es que me he quedado casi sin palabras —o el equivalente literario de eso— porque recientemente he tenido la poco envidiable tarea de tratar de anunciar al mundo que en…

Dr. Russell Blaylock (2022-06-19). The COVID Pandemic and the mRNA Vaccine: What Is the Truth? Dr. Russell L. Blaylock. globalresearch.ca The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most manipulated infectious disease events in history. Official lies in an unending stream led by government bureaucracies, medical associations, medical boards, the media, and UN agencies.

TeleSUR, yart, JGN (2022-06-19). Asesor de Seguridad Nacional de EE.UU. da positivo a Covid-19. telesurtv.net La Casa Blanca confirmó el jueves que el presidente Biden, quien saldrá de gira pronto, dio negativo a la enfermedad.

TeleSUR, rp, JGN (2022-06-19). Uruguay conmemora natalicio de prócer José Artigas. telesurtv.net El hondo pensamiento republicano de José Artigas lo llevó a ser considerado entre los grandes próceres de América.

____ (2022-06-19). China accomplishes world's 1st optical all-sky survey by commercial telescope. ecns.cn China's commercial space telescope Yangwang-1 completes an optical survey of the whole sky.Su Meng, the founder and CEO of Origin Space, said during its stay in orbit, Yangwang-1 carried out sky survey observation, atmospheric luminous observation, night remote monitoring and asteroid observation.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-19). Colombia's election observers say voters received tainted ballots. colombiareports.com Colombia's election observers warned on Sunday that voters were given tainted ballots that could disqualify their votes. According to the Electoral Observation Mission (MOE), voters were given ballots with signs…

____ (2022-06-19). Cradle of Civilization: Niuheliang Site. ecns.cn The Niuheliang site lies on a mountain ridge bordering Jianping county and Lingyuan city in Chaoyang, Northeast China's Liaoning province. The site dates back to between 5,500 and 5,000 years ago, a time period in the late Neolithic era and defined by Chinese archaeologists as the Hongshan Culture.

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-18). Report: US MQ-1C Gray Eagle Drone Sale to Ukraine Has Been Paused. news.antiwar.com Reuters reported on Friday that a Biden administration plan to sell Ukraine four MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones to Ukraine The MQ-1C Gray Eagle can be armed with hellfire missiles and can fly for about 30 hours. If sold to Kyiv, the drone would give Ukrainian forces the capabilities to carry out airstrikes deep inside Russian territory. | Sources told Reuters that the plan to sell the drones to Ukraine was…

Editor (2022-06-18). Migrant Children Jailed in Inhumane Conditions Under Biden. scheerpost.com By Anna Flagg and Julia Preston / During their harrowing journey from Venezuela to the Texas border, the three Zaragoza children liked to imagine the refuge they would find when they reached the United States, a place where they would finally be free from hunger and police harassment and could simply be kids. | Instead, when they reached the border in March, they were detained — dirty with mud from the Rio Grande and shivering with cold — in frigid cinder block cells. They spent sleepless nights…

Jim Spellman (2022-06-18). th anniversary of Watergate. america.cgtn.com years ago, a botched burglary of the Democratic party headquarters at the Watergate building in Washington kicked off a scandal that would bring down a president. Learn more about insider.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-18). Colombia to hold elections without any ceasefires. colombiareports.com Colombia's second round of elections will be held on Sunday without any ceasefires between the military and illegal armed groups. Guerrilla groups ELN and the Southeastern Bloc did announce a…

Adriaan Alsema (2022-06-18). The main challenges for Colombia's incoming president. colombiareports.com Colombia's President Ivan Duque will leave the winner of Sunday's election with a flurry of crises and a state apparatus that has been devastated by corruption. The misrule of the…

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