2019-06-07: News Headlines

Kevin Salvatore (2019-06-07). Long Island activists expose phony abortion clinic. liberationnews.org The assault on women's health and women's autonomy is not restricted to the campaign to overturn Roe.

CGTN Africa (2019-06-07). Activists urge banks not to finance Uganda oil pipeline. cgtn.com A group of 30 international and local campaign groups have petitioned two banks to abandon plans to raise funds to build an oil pipeline to export Ugandan oil, saying the project would damage local livelihoods, water resources and wildlife. | The 1,445 km (900 mile) pipeline, which will run from fields in the west of Uganda to Tanzania's Indian Ocean port of Tanga, is vital to developing the East African nation's oil reserves. | South Africa's Standard Bank Group and Japan's Sumito Mitsui Banking Corporation are helping to raise the debt needed to finance the $3.5 billion pipeline. | "We consider this project…

Dan Bacher (2019-06-07). California's Biggest Secret? How Big Oil Dominates Public Discourse to Manipulate and Deceive. counterpunch.org This article is based on an Earth Day week presentation that I made at the Events Center at Chabot College in Hayward on April 25 at the invitation of physics professor Nick Alexander. On Earth Day 2019, fifteen activists from the Extinction Rebellion carrying brightly colored signs and banners gathered at 12th and L Streets More

kathy_f (2019-06-07). Union panel discusses 'Right to Strike' campaign. greenleft.org.au About 60 people attended a forum organised by Right to Strike NSW on June 4 where a panel of union activists discussed the struggle for union rights after the re-election of the Scott Morrison Coalition government. | Assistant national secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) Warren Smith noted the election result meant "the Liberal government will have renewed confidence to attack working-class rights and organisation, with a likely further erosion of industrial protections for workers. | "The assault on the right to exercise class solidarity will increase. Individual contracts and agreements will beco…

Rima Najjar (2019-06-07). Washington's "Malicious Intent": Trump and Son-in-Law Kushner's "Deliberate" Ignorance of Palestinian History. globalresearch.ca When the President of Israel and the Jewish son-in-law of the President of the United States make surprisingly thoughtless statements about Palestine, they show us just how deliberately ignorant of history they are‚Ää—‚Ääand how uncaring they are for …

teleSUR (2019-06-07). Argentinian Diplomat Defends Nazis Against 'Historical Records'. telesurenglish.net Argentina's ambassador in Haiti Pedro von Eyken defended the Nazi army in a controversial tweet on May 29, sparking the outrage of the Association of Israeli Associations of Argentina, or DAIA, who demanded that Argentina's Foreign Ministry dismiss him. | RELATED: | Argentina to Bolsonaro: 'Your Hatred Is Not Welcome Here' | The tweet, published on a day celebrating the Argentinian Army, read: "Today is the Day of the Argentina Army, of the General José de San Martín and many more who…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-07). Warnings of More Deadly Attacks on Yemen as Trump Permits Raytheon to Manufacture 'High-Tech Bomb Parts' Inside Saudi Arabia. commondreams.org "If Saudi Arabia is able to develop an indigenous bomb-making capability, it will undermine U.S. leverage to prevent them from engaging in indiscriminate strikes of the kind it has carried out in Yemen." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

South Front (2019-06-07). Video: Syrian, Russian Forces Pound Militants in Greater Idlib. globalresearch.ca ISIS cells have used an IED to blow up a Syrian Army vehicle on the road between Naamer and al-Khirbet in northern Daraa, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq said on June 4. According to the report, 3 soldiers were killed …

plenglish (2019-06-07). Bolivian Press Highlights Cuba's Response to U.S. Sanctions. plenglish.com 07 de junio de 2019, 08: 59La Paz, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuba"s strong response to the new restrictions imposed by the U.S. government to tighten the unjust economic, commercial and financial blockade is highlighted this Friday by local media.

unitedEditor (2019-06-07). Will Turkish-American relations actually improve if Ankara gives up S-400? uwidata.com Discussions between the United States and Turkey over the purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system have been going on for more than a month. America continues to threaten Turkey with sanctions in the event that it does not immediately refuse to purchase the defense complexes. Will our relations with Washington improve, if Turkey declares …

susan_p (2019-06-07). Venezuela: US sanctions leave millions without water. greenleft.org.au Yolimar Contreras lives in Altos de Lidice, a poor barrio on the hillsides of Caracas, with her husband and her young son, in a two-room cinderblock home. | She has lived here for seven years. They used to have running water. At least, fairly often. But not anymore. | Yolimar told RNN: "We haven't had water for three to four months, because we're high up on the hillside." | It has not stopped her from washing the floors, but now in order to get water, they have to carry it up — one 23-litre jug at a time. She is not alone. Water is out across major portions of the neighborhood. | "All week long you see peop…

Staff (2019-06-07). Saudi King Calls on 'Despots' to Mecca for Emergency Meeting on Iran. therealnews.com Prof. As'ad AbuKhalil says Saudis attempts to create a united front against Iran has dismally failed. Summits categorically reject the `deal of the century' by Jared Kushner…

teleSUR (2019-06-06). LGBTQ in Israel Protest Anti-Gay Laws in Mass Marriage. telesurenglish.net An unofficial mass wedding was held in Tel Aviv by 23 gay couples to protest Israel's discrimination against homosexual unions. | RELATED: | BDS Activists Go on Trial in Germany over Protesting Israeli 'Pinkwashing' | "Struggle is not only about demonstrations and protests," organizers said in a statement before the Tuesday event. "It is also about loving the one we want, the way we want," they said | "So in a place where it is forbidden to us to marry, we will marry…

MAIL (2019-06-06). Headlines for June 6, 2019. democracynow.org U.S.-Mexico Immigration Talks Continue as Trump's Tariff Deadline Nears, Trump Admin to Cut School, Legal Aid and Recreation for Migrant Children, Mexican Police Arrest Immigration Activists Cristóbal Sánchez and Irineo Mujica, Trump Visits Normandy, France, on 75th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion, Trump Compares Future Irish Border to U.S.-Mexico Border Wall, Irish Protesters Decry Trump's Racism, Misogyny and Climate Denial, Pressed on Climate Change, Trump Says Weather "Changes Both Ways", Yemen's Houthi Rebels Claim They've Seized Territory in Saudi Arabia, CNN: Trump Admin Withheld Intelligence on China-Backed…

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-06). "BOROUGHS UNITED" CAMPAIGN: MAYOR DE BLASIO'S JAILS PLAN CONTRADICTS HIS PROGRESSIVE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDACY. blackstarnews.com Mayor Bill de Blasio's is running for president as a "progressive" but Boroughs United activists say his jail building plans are "regressive" | Community advocates from the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan today announced they have joined forces to launch a new campaign, Boroughs United, to oppose Mayor de Blasio's plan to build four massive new jails in New York City. The campaign also launched a new website: www.DeBlasiosJails.com. | As Mayor de Blasio pitches himself on the national stage as a progressive presidential candidate, this campaign will point ou…

MAIL (2019-06-06). Meet the Animal Rights Activists Facing Prison Time for Rescuing Ducks, Piglets from Factory Farms. democracynow.org Nearly 100 animal rights activists were freed today, after being arrested by police in riot gear for carrying out a rescue mission and protest at the Reichardt Duck Farm in Petaluma, California, which they accuse of engaging in animal torture. More than 600 activists with Direct Action Everywhere stormed the slaughterhouse Monday, fanning out in teams to chain themselves together at the entrance, freeing dozens of ducks and in some cases locking themselves by the neck to the slaughter line. Several of the activists made it inside the slaughterhouse, where they began trying to rescue ducks that were hanging upside…

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-06). Public Advocate Williams Joins Demands For Investigation of Linda Fairstein Prosecutor in 1989 "Central Park Five" case. blackstarnews.com Jumaane D. Williams joined by others demanding accountability in Central Park 5 Prosecution. | Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams was joined by a coalition of elected officials and activists today to call for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., to investigate former assistant district attorney Linda Fairstein's alleged misconduct during the so-called Central Park Five case. The case is drawing new attention following the release of the miniseries "When They See Us," which documents the stories of the young men wrongfully convicted in the rape of Trisha Meili in 1989. | During a press conference out…

Staff (2019-06-06). Activists Face Prison Time for Rescuing Ducks, Piglets From Factory Farms. truthout.org Nearly 100 animal rights activists were freed today, after being arrested by police in riot gear for carrying out a rescue mission and protest at the Reichardt Duck Farm in Petaluma, California, which they accuse of engaging in animal torture. More than 600 activists with Direct Action Everywhere stormed the slaughterhouse Monday, fanning out in teams to chain themselves together at the entrance, freeing dozens of ducks and in some cases locking themselves by the neck to the slaughter line. Several of the activists made it inside the slaughterhouse, where they began trying to rescue ducks that were hanging ups…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-06). 'This Is an Emergency. We Need the Democrats to Act Like It': Outrage as DNC Announces It Will Not Host 2020 Debate on Climate Crisis. commondreams.org "The DNC is silencing the voices of Democratic activists, many of our progressive partner organizations, and nearly half of the Democratic presidential field, who want to debate the existential crisis of our time." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-06-06). Internet brings down Coca-Cola partner farm after SHOCKING animal cruelty footage surfaces online. rt.com The Coca-Cola corporation has been forced to cut its ties with a farm supplying its milk company, after animal-rights activists released horrifying footage of animal cruelty on the farm and public outcry ensued.

Middle East Eye (2019-06-06). 'We Will Soon Pray There': Israeli Minister Urges Jewish Settlers to Enter Al-Aqsa (The Temple Mount). globalresearch.ca An Israeli minister has called on settlers to continue entering Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa compound and thanked security officials for making their visits possible after hundreds broke into the mosque during the final days of Ramadan. | In a video released on Monday, …

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-06). Fundamental Palestinian Rights: Trump's "Deal of the Century" "No-Peace/ Peace Plan", Derogating "The Right of Return" globalresearch.ca From what's known about the scheme, subject to change, Trump's so-called "deal of the century" has nothing to do with regional peace or treating Palestinians equitably. | It has everything to with serving US and Israeli interests at the expense of …

Ramzy Baroud (2019-06-06). Facing the Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction. mintpressnews.com The Chief Military Advocate General of the Israeli army, Sharon Afek, and the US Department of Defense General Counsel, Paul Ney, shared a platform at the 'International Conference on the Law of Armed Conflict', which took place in Herzliya, Israel between May 28-30. | Their panel witnessed some of the most misconstrued interpretations of international law ever recorded. It was as if Afek and Ney were literally making up their own law on warfare and armed conflic…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-06-06). Socialist Analysis & Discussion – U.S./Israeli Deal & the Palestinian Struggle. indybay.org 2969 Mission St., near 26th St.

Thomas Knapp (2019-06-06). Instead of a US Peace Plan for the Middle East, How about a US Peace Plan for the US? counterpunch.org US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo describes the Trump administration's plan for peace between Israel and Palestinian Arabs as "unexecutable." President Trump says Pompeo "may be right." Good! As addiction counselors say, the first step is admitting you have a problem. With addiction, the way out is not "if at first you don't succeed, try, More

Israel Shahak (2019-06-06). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-06-06). Whitewashing War Crimes Has Become the American Way. truthdig.com Just after dawn on March 16, 1968, a company of U.S. Army infantrymen, led by Capt. Ernest Medina and spearheaded by Lt. William Calley, entered the small hamlet of My Lai in Quang Ngai province, South Vietnam. The villagers, mostly women and children, had no idea what was coming that day. If they had, they'd have fled. | Despite facing zero resistance and finding only a few weapons, Calley ordered his men to execute the entire population. In all, some 500 Vietnamese civilians were executed, including more than 350 women, children and babi…

WSWS (2019-06-06). A gathering of warmongers marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth, England. wsws.org Nothing could obscure the fact that the commemoration was held against the backdrop of a historic breakdown in relations between the major powers.

Robbie Conal (2019-06-06). John Bolton, Warmonger. thenation.com John Bolton, Warmonger…

Medea Benjamin (2019-06-06). Travel to Cuba falls victim to John Bolton's wrath. nationofchange.org John Bolton hates the governments of Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, calling them the "troika of tyranny" and the "three stooges of socialism," and is determined to use his time as National Security Advisor to eliminate the vestiges of socialism in our hemisphere. He has openly stated that the 1823 Monroe Doctrine is "alive and well," convey…

Mark Taliano (2019-06-06). Coalition Airstrikes against Syria and Iraq: "Counting" Civilian Casualties, Fake Atrocity Narratives. globalresearch.ca Washington-led Empire is a global gangster state[1]. It corrupts all organizations that stand in its way, including supposedly "non-governmental" agencies[2]. | These agencies are government and/or foundation-funded. They are not neutral. They serve and advance Empire's crimes. They fabricate consent by …

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-06). 2017 US OPEN CHAMPION SLOANE STEPHENS SET TO PLAY FOR NEW YORK EMPIRE WORLD TENNIS TEAM THIS SUMMER. blackstarnews.com US Open champion Sloane Stephens, who is up for Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian of the Year Award, is slated to play for New York Empire… | The New York Empire presented by Citi announced today that 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens will play for the team on Thursday, July 18 at Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning when the Empire take on the visiting Orange County (Calif.) Breakers. The match begins at 6: 30 p.m. and tickets are on sale now. It's the first of back-to-back nights of must-see tennis as seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams will play for the Washington Kastles in New York the followi…

United Nations (2019-06-06). Syria: Urgent, concrete actions needed, to protect children too young to 'make sense of this senseless war'. un.org New firsthand reporting by UN staff in Syria reveals "increasingly horrific brutality" by all parties in the de-escalation area of the country's northwest, causing "significant civilian causalities" and hundreds of thousands displaced, a senior humanitarian official said on Thursday.

Caitlin Johnstone (2019-06-06). New 'Call Of Duty' Encourages Support for Syria's White Helmets. theantimedia.com (CJ Opinion) — The official trailer for the latest Call of Duty was released a few days ago, and it features the Syria narrative management operation known as the White Helmets depicted in heroic roles. Characters wearing the organization's signature headgear are seen clearing rubble in part of the trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. To give you an idea how popular the …

Steven Sahiounie (2019-06-06). US Forces Destroy Syrian Oil While Enforcing Sanctions. globalresearch.ca The U.S. military attacked three Syrian oil tankers, destroying all and killing four of their drivers. The tankers were carrying Syrian oil, pumped from Syrian oil wells, and driving on Syrian territory. The U.S. justified the attack and murders …

Staff (2019-06-06). Trump Targets Cuba's Tourism and Small Businesses. therealnews.com Trump administration sanctions that impose new travel restrictions on Cuba are aimed at Cuba's economy and will have no effect on Cuba's support for Venezuela, says Nefta Freeman of IPS…

teleSUR (2019-06-06). Guaido Relies on Personal Astrologer for Political Guidance. telesurenglish.net The self-proclaimed 'President' of Venezuela, Juan Guaido, does not travel without his personal astrologer and spiritual guru, Jon Lee Anderson of The New Yorker recounted in a new article. | RELATED: | Desperate Guaido Asks EU To Impose More Sanctions On Venezuela | According to the article, a "man in owlish glasses" introduced himself to Anderson as 'David' during the author's visit to Venezuela in March of this year. | David then proclaimed that Venezuelan President Nicolas…

Justin Podur (2019-06-06). Sanctions Are Genocidal, and They Are the US's Favorite Weapon. commondreams.org U.S. sanctions against Venezuela have already killed 40,000 people between 2017 and 2018, according to a report by Mark Weisbrot and Columbia University's Jeffrey Sachs. (Photo: Courtesy of the authors) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Pepe Escobar (2019-06-06). Why Trump Now Wants Talks with Iran. globalresearch.ca Unlike Deep Purple's legendary 'Smoke on the Water' — "We all came out to Montreux, on the Lake Geneva shoreline", the 67th Bilderberg group meetings produced no fire and no smoke at the luxurious Fairmont Le Montreux Palace Hotel. | The …

Michael T. Klare (2019-06-06). The Pentagon's Spoiling for a Fight … But With China, Not Iran. counterpunch.org The recent White House decision to speed the deployment of an aircraft carrier battle group and other military assets to the Persian Gulf has led many in Washington and elsewhere to assume that the U.S. is gearing up for war with Iran. As in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, U.S. officials have More

Ivan Kesic (2019-06-06). The US is Waging a Quiet Scientific War Against Iran. mintpressnews.com Not so long ago, scientists were true diplomats of pacifism, but today they became a favorite target to decelerate the national progress and discourage future generations of scientists.

Eds. (2019-06-06). Nine ways scientists can support a people's Green New Deal. mronline.org In late 2018, the Green New Deal (GND) vaulted into the center of U.S. politics thanks to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and the young activists of the Sunrise Movement. Since then, the GND has become one of the most hotly debated issues in mainstream politics and has helped inspire an upsurge in climate justice activism […] | Source

Gregory Shupak (2019-06-06). In Media's Looking Glass, US Doesn't Threaten Iran But Merely Responds to Iranian Threats. fair.org by Gregory Shupak | US leaders have been threatening Iran for years, but US corporate media persistently and wrongly paint US escalations against Iran as defensive countermeasures. | George W. Bush said in 2008 that "all options are on the table" in terms of the policies the US will consider toward Iran, which was a way of saying that the US might militarily attack Iran—even a nuclear first strike would fit under "all." (Oddly, when officials talk about "all options," options that involve killing people seem to be the only kind they have in min…

Dianne Mathiowetz (2019-06-05). Activists close down Atlanta Detention Center. workers.org The multistory Atlanta City Detention Center was built prior to the 1996 Olympics to house the hundreds of poor and homeless people that the image-conscious corporate elite were determined to banish from the sight of a global audience. At that time the City Council passed a series of "quality of . . . | Continue reading Activists close down Atlanta Detention Center at Workers.org

teleSUR (2019-06-05). Social Movements Protest Bolsonaro's Environmental Policies. telesurenglish.net Indigenous people, environmental activists, and other rights groups protested Tuesday in Brasilia against the government's far-right policies targeting environmental preservation and nature, and coinciding with the launch of Environment Week in the capital. | RELATED: | 'Told You, I Don't Understand the Economy': Bolsonaro | Elisabeth Uema, president of the National Association of Environmental Servants (Ascema) and a member of the grassroots environmental Mare movement, said that the protes…

MAIL (2019-06-05). "We're Left to Defend Ourselves on the Margins": 8 Black Trans Women Have Been Murdered This Year. democracynow.org The body of 26-year-old Chynal Lindsey was recovered Saturday from a lake in Northeast Dallas. Police said they are investigating her death as a homicide. Chynal is the third transgender black woman killed in Dallas since October, including the high-profile death of Muhlaysia Booker just two weeks ago. Another Dallas trans woman was stabbed multiple times in April but survived. Trans rights activists say the violence in Dallas is indicative of the larger threat to black transgender women. At least eight black trans women have been murdered in the U.S. this year. According to the Human Rights Campaign, at least 26…

Staff (2019-06-05). For Real Safety in US and Palestine, We Must Fight White Supremacy. truthout.org As a part of the Center for Jewish Nonviolence, I joined a coalition of over 100 Palestinians, Israelis, and Jews from the U.S. and Canada to rehabilitate a dirt road in the South Hebron Hills that would give Palestinians in the area greater access to basic resources they need to live. When we started this project in early May, a range of Israeli police and military agencies responded with force, employing methods of crowd dispersal to arrest 17 people and injure dozens of others. As I heard the b…

Hans Stehling (2019-06-05). Kushner-Trump Family Plan for an Enlarged Israel, Ridiculed as the 'Confidence Trick of the Century'. globalresearch.ca 700,000 illegal settlers, economic migrants from Israel who have built temporary homes on Palestinian land, are proposed to be legitimised under a Kushner family plan dubbed the 'confidence trick of the century'. | The son-in-law of Donald Trump, Jared Kushner is …

Arabi Souri (2019-06-05). ISIS Remnants Regroup and Attack Syrian Army Posts in the Desert with U.S. Help. globalresearch.ca ISIS terrorists, defeated by the Syrian Arab Army in the major battles of Der Ezzor and Albukamal east of Syria, have regrouped and launched a new wave of attacks against the SAA posts in the dese…

PACBI (2019-06-05). More Than 100 Commercial, Cultural and Sporting Activities in Italy Declare Themselves Free of Israeli Apartheid. bdsmovement.net More Than 100 Commercial, Cultural and Sporting Activities in Italy Declare Themselves Free of Israeli Apartheid: In the NewsTrade unions, movements, artisans, businesses and cultural, recreational and sports centers join campaign for Palestinian rights in what is also a clear stand against the mounting racism and nationalist closure that is fomenting hatred and intolerance across Europ…

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