2019-06-10: Social Media Postees

"Walk for Israel" PR effort doesn't fool Denver's anti-apartheid protesters
Alex Borenstein | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-10
Coalition of counter-protesters show solidarity with Palestine.

'Battle-Proven:' Weapons Expo Shows One Way Israel Profits from Occupation
Megan Giovannetti | progressive.org | 2019-06-10
Hundreds of arms and cybersecurity companies showcase their state-of-the-art weaponry–often tested in Gaza or the West Bank–to war industry dealers from all over the world.

While the World Watches Trump, It's Missing What's Really Going On
Robert Fisk | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-10
Our leaders know how to bang the war drums and, by and large, we go along with them. The US threatens Iran with war — so will Iran close the Strait of Hormuz and attack American warships in the Gulf? Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rockets fall on Golan — so does an Arab-Israeli conflict…

Citing Slaughter in Yemen, Senators Launch New Effort to Block Trump From Selling More US-Made Weapons to Saudis
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-10
A bipartisan pair of senators announced late Sunday their plan to introduce a privileged resolution Monday in hopes of using congressional oversight to block U.S. arms sales and other "security" assistance to Saudi Arabia—which, along with the United Arab Emirates, is leading the coalition waging war on Yemen. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Prominent Anti-Iran 'Writer' Not Real Person, Mouthpiece of MEK
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
The pro-West Iranian opposition group Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) is using a fake profile to push for their anti-Iran agenda according to a report. | RELATED: | Spain's Far-right Vox Received Almost $1M from 'Marxist-Islamist' Iranian Exiles: Report | The organization is managing the social media profile of Hes…

Stern Words From Iran: U.S. Cannot 'Expect to Stay Safe'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-10
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's foreign minister warned the U.S. on Monday that it "cannot expect to stay safe" after launching what he described as an economic war against Tehran, taking a hard-line stance amid a visit by Germany's top diplomat seeking to defuse tensions. | A stern-faced Mohammad Javad Zarif offered a series of threats over the ongoing tensions gripping the Persian Gulf. The crisis takes root in President Donald Trump's decision over a year ago to withdraw America from Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Trump also reinstated t…

Iran at High Level of Readiness as US General Continues to Claim Imminent Threat
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-10
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Growing US military buildups throughout April and May in the Middle East were a reaction, according to officials, to Iran's military being at a high level of readiness. Now, with all those extra US forces in the area, Iran remains at a high level of readiness. This is something of a challenge for the …

Iran at High Level of Readiness as US General Continues to Claim Imminent Threat

Iran Appreciates Germany's Efforts to Save Nuclear Deal
plenglish.com | 2019-06-10
Tehran, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Iran appreciates Germany"s efforts to save the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or nuclear deal, for which purpose Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is on a tour of the Middle East.

Monday's Daily Brief: the future of food and digital tech, labour justice in focus, denuclearization, and Kosovo
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-10
This Monday, top stories includes: a new report on risks and opportunities of digital technology; social justice for all at the centenary UN labour conference; updates on Iran's and North Korea's nuclear programmes; tackling today's problems with food; and updates on the relations between Kosovo and Serbia.

Guatemala's Elections: Big Challenges Await Next President
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
Guatemala will hold a presidential election next Sunday while the country is facing many difficulties including widespread corruption and an unpopular president have set the stag for an election characterized by a huge number of mostly unknown presidential candidates. | RELATED: | Mexico May Send Troops to Guatemalan Border to Avoid US Tariffs | With around 18 presidential aspirants participating in the race, many Guatemalans are undecided, and a lot of them do not know the p…

IAEA Worried about Tensions over Iran's Nuclear Program
plenglish.com | 2019-06-10
Vienna, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on Monday expressed concern in Vienna "about the growing tensions" over the Iranian nuclear program.

Workers World Party solidarity with Palestine on Al Quds Day
Workers World staff | workers.org | 2019-06-10
New York City, May 31. Hundreds rallied in New York City's Times Square May 31 to mark International Day of Al-Quds, Arabic for Jerusalem. Launched in 1979 as one of the first official acts of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Quds Day is held internationally on the last Friday of . . . | Continue reading Workers World Party solidarity with Palestine on Al Quds Day at Workers.org…

This Is How War With Iran Is Manufactured
Ilana Novick | truthdig.com | 2019-06-10
Withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal was a top campaign priority for President Trump, one he accomplished in 2018. In a May 8 speech from the White House, he said the agreement was "a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made." In other instances, he claimed that the agreement increased Iran's military budget, once in a tweet CNN c…

In Boston pro-choice forces defy right wing
Sam Ordóñez | workers.org | 2019-06-10
June 2 — Around 100 pro-choice activists gathered in the Boston Common to confront a group of anti-abortion extremists attempting to hold a rally and march there. The action was initiated by Boston Feminists for Liberation. The activists took control of the Parkman Bandstand where the right wing was planning . . . | Continue reading In Boston pro-choice forces defy right wing at Workers.org…

Taking A Stand, Taking the Stage for Gun Sense in SF and Marin
Photos: L. Kunstenaar, T. Scussel, S. Rhodes | indybay.org | 2019-06-10
On a national day of action, June 8, gun safety activists held a rally and march of hundreds of people who crossed the Golden Gate Bridge with orange signs. They demanded an end to gun violence in their communities and throughout the United States. | Please credit the photographers as noted. Top photo by Leon Kunstenaar, Probono Photo. Text by RR.

DNC Chair Says Hosting 2020 Debate on Climate Crisis "Not Practical"
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-10
Confronted by activists during a fundraiser for the Florida Democratic Party over the weekend, DNC chairman Tom Perez insisted it would be impractical to make one of the dozen scheduled 2020 presidential primary debates solely about the global climate crisis and candidates' proposed solutions. | "A lot of young people say we should have a single debate focused on climate change," Perez told activists after delivering a speech at the gala. Bu…

Taking A Stand, Taking the Stage for Gun Sense in SF and Marin
Photos: L. Kunstenaar, T. Scussel, S. Rhodes | indybay.org | 2019-06-10
On a national day of action, June 8, gun safety activists held a rally and march of hundreds of people who crossed the Golden Gate Bridge with orange signs. They demanded an end to gun violence in their communities and throughout the United States. | Please credit the photographers as noted. Top photo by Leon Kunstenaar, Probono Photo.

'The DNC Is on the Wrong Side of History': Challenged by Activists, Tom Perez Says Hosting 2020 Debate on Climate Crisis 'Not Practical'
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-10
"What's actually unrealistic: the Democratic establishment saying we'll stop climate change when they aren't even willing to have a debate on it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Serving the Empire & NOT the People!!
Philip Farruggio | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-10
Eric Holder, former Attorney General under President Obama, was being interviewed by that 'bulldog' of a reporter Chris Cuomo on his CNN show (where he earns the 'Blue Collar' salary of at least $4 million). Holder was commenting on this new field of Democratic presidential hopefuls, and of course, the fact that he, Holder, had …

The Most Crucial Pipeline of the Middle East?
Vanand Meliksetian | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
Contemporary Middle Eastern history is strongly influenced by energy politics. Besides providing revenue for the state's coffers, oil is also a potent geopolitical tool in the hands of resource-rich countries. Recently, officials from Lebanon, Syria and Iraq have engaged …

Orphans of French ISIS Fighters Fly Home from Syria
plenglish.com | 2019-06-10
Paris, June 10 (Prensa Latina) France repatriated 12 French children, sons and daughters of ex-fighters of ISIS terrorist group, who were in Syria in opposition-controlled camps, the Foreign Ministry reported on Monday.

New Evidence Suggests 2018 Chemical Attack in Douma, Syria Was Staged
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-10
Leaked documents from the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) that were analyzed by MIT Prof. Theodore Postol about the 2018 chemical attack in Douma, Syria, contradict the official UN report…

They cannot stop us. We will live and triumph
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-06-10
Yesterday the U.S. Treasury Department added to sanctions announced April 17, and the activation of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, the prohibition of "people to people" cultural and educational trips, plus others related to travel and transportation services, remittances, banking, commerce, and telecommunications | Source…

The US-Mexican Deal Advances "Fortress America", Softens China's "Counter-Sanctions"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
The deal that Trump struck with Mexico late last week in order to prevent the imposition of 5-25% tariffs on all of its exports to the US marketplace simultaneously advances his vision of "Fortress America" and softens the blow of …

Homelessness and The Los Angeles "Disease Renaissance": Typhoid and Typhus Make a Comeback
Sarah Cowgill | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
A parable for US times. So busy with bombs, wars, sanctions, walls, that humans are relegated to the 15th century. — Felicity Arbuthnot | Despite hundreds of millions of dollars flowing through Los Angeles to stem the rising tide of homelessness…

Israel's Attack on The USS Liberty: An Act of War, A False Flag, A Gross Betrayal
Craig McKee | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-09
It is one of the greatest lies that most Americans — in fact most people around the world — have never heard of. And it reveals much about the true relationship between the United States and one of its "closest …

The Treacherous Falsification of Palestine-Israel History
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-09
Supporters of international humanitarian law must condemn the views espoused by DePaul University's Jason Hill, a tenured philosophy professor, regarding his statements on Palestine-Israel, both in the past and in his recent article in The Federalist. | Hill's opinions on Palestine-Israel must be examined carefully as a microcosm of the myths broadly perpetuated by the right wing to justify Israel's military occupations,…

Critics Blast Trump Backing of Israel's Plan to Commit 'War Crime'
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-09
The president's envoy to Israel says the U.S. supports Israel's plan to annex parts of the West Bank, angering human rights advocates.

Germany: 2 States 'Only Solution' to Israel-Palestine Conflict
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-09
Germany's Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas reaffirmed Sunday his country's support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ahead of a long-awaited United States (U.S.) "peace" plan. | RELATED: | Palestinians Slam US Ambassador to Israel's Annexation Remarks | "We still agree that reaching a two-state solution through negotiations is the only solution," the top diplomat said during a press conference in Amman with his Jordanian counterpart. | Washingt…

Selected Articles: Israel's Attack on The USS Liberty
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-09
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer". | . | . | | | If, like us, this is …

An Iranian Activist Wrote Dozens of Articles for Right-Wing Outlets. But Is He a Real Person?
Murtaza Hussain | theintercept.com | 2019-06-09
The writer Heshmat Alavi pushes regime change in Iran. But an MEK defector says the controversial, exiled, opposition group created the persona.

D Day: Mythology of America as Liberator Feeds Trump's Militarism
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-09
It was the Soviet army that broke Hitler's back at Stalingrad, but the myth that the American army liberated Europe, serves aggressive U.S. policy, including Trump targeting Iran — historian Peter Kuznick joins Paul Jay…

West has just Ravaged the Middle East, Iranian FM Says
plenglish.com | 2019-06-09
09 de junio de 2019, 09: 23Tehran, June 9 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Yavad Zarif has afirmed that the West just ravaged the Middle East and its duty now is to normalize relations with the Islamic Republic. Zarif stressed on the lack of commitment by the rest of signatories of the Comprehensive Plan of Joint Action (JCPOA) or nuclear agreement after the US withdrawal.

Argentina: Local Elections a Thermometer For General Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-09
Argentinian voters in four provinces will go to the polls this Sunday to elect their governors, and one other will vote on primary elections to choose candidates for the gubernatorial race. | RELATED: | We Underestimated the Economic Situation in Argentina: IMF | People from Tucuman, Entre Rios, Jujuy and Chubut will vote for new governors, whereas the Mendoza province will vote in primary elections where 11 aspirants are hoping to become candidates for their respective parties.

An Iranian Activist Wrote Dozens of Articles for Right-Wing Outlets. But Is He a Real Person?
Murtaza Hussain | theintercept.com | 2019-06-09
The writer Heshmat Alavi pushes regime change in Iran. But an MEK defector says the controversial, exiled, opposition group created the persona.

Iran Says New US Sanctions Show Offer To Dialogue 'Hollow'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-09
Iran said Saturday that new U.S. sanctions on its petrochemical industry show the hollowness of President Donald Trump's claims to be open to fresh negotiations with Tehran. | RELATED: | The Spoils of Economic War: How the US, Saudis Profit From Sanctions on Venezuela and Iran | "Only one week was needed for the U.S. president's claim that he was ready to negotiate with Iran to be proven hollow," foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said. | Tr…

Media's Russiagate Obsession Smears Black Activists
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-09
Specious claims that Russians plan to use disaffected African Americans in a covert war against the U.S. reveals the long history of corporate media blaming "outside agitators," dismissing the Black freedom struggle…

US Treasury Department Tightens Sanctions on Venezuela Oil Sector
Ricardo Vaz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-09
The US Treasury Department has announced a hardening of measures against Venezuela's oil industry. | In an amendment to the Venezuela sanctions published on Thursday, Washington stated that the existing licenses, which allow certain companies to continue dealing with Venezuela state …

US Sanctions against Cuba. US Cruise Lines Begin to Withdraw. Sea Crossings to Cuba from the US are Declared "Illegal"
Bertha Mojena Milián | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-09
As international condemnation of the latest U.S. sanctions continues to grow, three cruise lines operating on the island began to withdraw and apologize to their guests for changes in itineraries, with some 800,000 passengers affected | *** | As international condemnation of …

Venezuela, Russia to Use Rubles in Trade to Bypass US Sanctions
plenglish.com | 2019-06-09
09 de junio de 2019, 08: 49Caracas, Jun 9 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela and Russia are working nowadays on the creation of a trade mechanism with payment in rubles to bypass the blockade imposed by the United States, Tareck El Aissami, Vice President of Economy, pointed out.

Socialist Analysis & Discussion – U.S./Israeli Deal & the Palestinian Struggle
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-06-08
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Palestinians Slam US Ambassador to Israel's Annexation Remarks
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-08
Reacting to comments by the U.S. ambassador in Israel, Palestine Liberation Organization Chief Saeb Erekat said Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump's vision of Palestine was "annexation of occupied territory, a war crime according to international law." | RELATED: | Palestinians Unable To Govern Themselves Yet: Kushner | In an interview published Saturday in the New York Times, U.S. Ambassador David Friedman said Israel did not rule out an Israeli move to annex parts of the occupied…

An Israeli Double-Feature: 52nd Anniversary of Israel's Attack on the USS Liberty
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
Two days ago the US celebrated the 75th anniversary of D-Day with accolades to the armed forces and thanks to surviving veterans. The country stood strongly with the military. But today two days later is the 52 anniversary of a …

New Evidence Proves Israel Attacked USS Liberty With Orders to Kill 294 Americans
Aaron Nelson | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
America is commemorating the 52nd anniversary of the Israeli attack on USS Liberty. | This article was first published on November 14, 2014 | Fresh evidence presented in an exclusive Al Jazeera investigation into the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty that …

USS Liberty 1967: Israel Murdered U.S. Sailors and Tried to Sink Their Ship … A Failed False Flag Attack Against the U.S
Washington's Blog | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
Firs published by February 15, 2015 on Washington Blog and Global Research | Fifty two years, on June 8, 1967, Israel attacked the American naval vessel USS Liberty in international waters, and tried to sink it. | After checking the Liberty out …

As Trump Signals Support for Israel's Proposed West Bank Annexation, Lawmakers and Rights Advocates Condemn Plan to Commit 'War Crime'
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-08
A top Trump administration signaled Saturday that the U.S. would welcome Israel's reported plan to break international law by annexing parts of the West Bank, angering advocates for Palestinian rights. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Congress Can End the Yemen War This Summer, Despite Trump
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-08
On April 16, President Trump vetoed one of the most historically significant pieces of legislation to emerge from Congress during his presidency: S.J.Res.7, the Yemen War Powers Resolution. This bill would end U.S. military involvement in Saudi Arabia's and the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) disastrous war on Yemen. A veto override vote in the Senate a few weeks later passed with a simple majority of 53-45, but did not achiev…

Iran Denounces Trump's 'Hollow' Offer of Negotiations After US Imposes Latest Sanctions
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-08
Accusing the Trump administration of "economic terrorism," Iran's foreign ministry said Saturday that the latest sanctions imposed by President Donald Trump demonstrate that the U.S. is not serious about pursuing negotiations regarding Iran's nuclear power. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

French Animal Rights Activists Protest Against Slaughterhouses
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-08
Thousands of animal rights campaigners from a range of groups marched through Paris Saturday calling for the closure of all animal slaughterhouses, also known as abattoirs. | RELATED: | First Mammal Extinction Due to Man-made Climate Change | Activists wearing red T-shirts sounded drums and shouted slogans, in what organizers called the Red March to denounce the slaughter of animals for human consumption. | Placards carrying images of farm animals and poultry highlighted the suffering…

DNC will not host climate-specific presidential primary debate and plans to punish candidates that participate in one
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-08
"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."

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