Daily Archives: 2019-06-08

2019-06-08: News Headlines

Omnia Hegazy (2019-06-08). E Harlem street meeting defends abortion rights. liberationnews.org Activists spoke to women's basic human right to have control over their bodies.

Mark Gruenberg (2019-06-07). Daily Kos aims for 100K names on anti-Iran War petition to Congress. peoplesworld.org OAKLAND, Calif.—Daily Kos, a top group blog and Internet forum for grassroots activism, is aiming for 100,000 signatures on a petition to Congress against President Trump's threatened war on Iran. The group will deliver its petitions on June 10. "Let's storm the gates 100,000 strong!" originators Paul Hogarth and Erin Tulley of the Oakland, Calif.-based …

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…

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.

Staff (2019-06-07). Under Tariff Pressure From the US, Mexico Detains Migrant Activists. truthout.org Mexico City—Mexican authorities arrested two migrant activists Wednesday on suspicion of human smuggling in connection with the pair's efforts to provide support for Central American migrants traveling to the United States. However, supporters believe the arrests are due to the ongoing dispute between Mexico and the United States over the potential imposition of tariffs on all Mexican goods entering the U.S. | President Donald Trump has threatened to impose a 5 percent tariff on Mexican goods, rising steadily to 25 percent, unless Mexico takes measures to stop migration from Central America through the co…

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…

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

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…

teleSUR (2019-06-07). UK: Police Arrest 4 Teens for Brutal Gay Bashing of 2 Women. telesurenglish.net Police arrested four teenage suspects Friday in an attack on a lesbian couple who were violently attacked on a London bus on May 30 after refusing their perpetrator's request to engage in intimate acts. | RELATED: | Israel's LGBTQ Community Performs Mass Marriage To Protest Anti-Gay Laws | During interviews with the media in England, where the couple lives, and Uruguay, where Geymonat is from, the doctor said she and Chris were traveling that night on the top deck of a…

Alexander Rubinstein (2019-06-07). LGBTQ Protest Under Fire from Zionists for Banning Pro-Israel Symbols. mintpressnews.com A Washington "Dyke March" is under attack by Zionist groups for its ban on Israel pride flags, which they say represents Israeli nationalism – not Judaism.

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 …

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 …

United Nations (2019-06-07). Friday's Daily Brief: electronic hopes and fears, Security Council elections, updates from Libya, Syria, Australia and the Philippines. un.org Wrapping up this week, our top stories are: how new technologies are a "vector for hope" and "source of fear", according to UN chief Guterres; new members at the Security Council; the plight of migrants in Libya; war rules violations in Syria; human rights in Australia and the Philippines.

Vanessa Beeley (2019-06-07). As Suqaylabiyah: The Syrian Christian Town Near Idlib the West Has Never Heard Of. mintpressnews.com Vanessa Beeley reports from the town of As Suqaylabiyah, Syria – a Christian enclave under attack from Al Qaeda affiliated militants in the nearby Idlib province.

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-07). It's Not a US-India "Trade War": Delhi and Washington Are Just Trying to Get a Better Trade Deal. globalresearch.ca Many international observers have misinterpreted Trump's termination of India's membership in the "Generalized System of Preferences" and New Delhi's decision to supposedly go forward with the S-400s despite CAATSA sanctions threats as the beginning of an Indo-American "trade war", but …

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…

CounterSpin (2019-06-07). Netfa Freeman on Cuba Sanctions, Reynard Loki on Indigenous Oil Victory. fair.org 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 …

Ricardo Vaz (2019-06-07). US Treasury Department Tightens Sanctions on Venezuela Oil Sector. venezuelanalysis.com Washington is targeting diluent imports, hurting Venezuela's ability to export oil and produce fuel.

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.

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2019-06-07). For Fourth Year Saudi Barrages Bring Death and Loss to Yemeni Families on Eid. mintpressnews.com For the fourth consecutive year, Eid al-Fitr has done little to bring quiet to Yemen's war-weary residents. In Hodeida, airstrikes have been replaced with a new norm: snipers, artillery shells, and missiles.

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…

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 …

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.

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

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…

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-06). "BOROUGHS UNITED" CAMPAIGN: MAYOR DE BLASIO'S JAILS PLAN CONTRADICTS HIS PROGRESSIVE PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE. 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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2019-06-06). The GOP's White Supremacy Now Has a Smoking Gun. commondreams.org Immigration activists rally on April 23 outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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…

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, …

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.

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 …

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

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…

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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

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.

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…

2019-06-08: Social Media Postees

E Harlem street meeting defends abortion rights
Omnia Hegazy | liberationnews.org | 2019-06-08
Activists spoke to women's basic human right to have control over their bodies.
liberationnews.org/e-harlem-street-meeting-defends-abortion-rights/

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 …
globalresearch.ca/new-evidence-proves-israel-attacked-uss-liberty-with-orders-to-kill-294-americans/5413807

Socialist Analysis & Discussion – U.S./Israeli Deal & the Palestinian Struggle
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-06-08
2969 Mission St., near 26th St.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/05/18823747.php

Saudi King Calls on 'Despots' to Mecca for Emergency Meeting on Iran
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-07
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…
therealnews.com/stories/saudi-king-calls-on-despots-to-mecca-for-emergency-meeting-on-iran

Daily Kos aims for 100K names on anti-Iran War petition to Congress
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-07
OAKLAND, Calif.–Daily Kos, a top group blog and Internet forum for grassroots activism, is aiming for 100,000 signatures on a petition to Congress against President Trump's threatened war on Iran. The group will deliver its petitions on June 10. "Let's storm the gates 100,000 strong!" originators Paul Hogarth and Erin Tulley of the Oakland, Calif.-based …
peoplesworld.org/article/daily-kos-aims-for-100k-names-on-anti-iran-war-petition-to-congress/

Union panel discusses 'Right to Strike' campaign
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-06-07
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/union-panel-discusses-right-strike-campaign

Activists urge banks not to finance Uganda oil pipeline
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-07
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…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/07/activists-urge-banks-not-to-finance-uganda-oil-pipeline/

Meet the animal rights activists facing prison time for rescuing ducks, piglets from factory farms
Amy Goodman | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-07
Nearly 100 animal rights activists were arrested by police in riot gear for carrying out a rescue mission and protest at the Reichardt Duck Farm in Petaluma, California.
nationofchange.org/2019/06/07/meet-the-animal-rights-activists-facing-prison-time-for-rescuing-ducks-piglets-from-factory-farms/

California's Biggest Secret? How Big Oil Dominates Public Discourse to Manipulate and Deceive
Dan Bacher | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/californias-biggest-secret-how-big-oil-dominates-public-discourse-to-manipulate-and-deceive/

Union panel discusses 'Right to Strike' campaign
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2019-06-07
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/union-panel-discusses-right-strike-campaign

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

Under Tariff Pressure From the US, Mexico Detains Migrant Activists
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-07
Mexico City–Mexican authorities arrested two migrant activists Wednesday on suspicion of human smuggling in connection with the pair's efforts to provide support for Central American migrants traveling to the United States. However, supporters believe the arrests are due to the ongoing dispute between Mexico and the United States over the potential imposition of tariffs on all Mexican goods entering the U.S. | President Donald Trump has threatened to impose a 5 percent tariff on Mexican goods, rising steadily to 25 percent, unless Mexico takes measures to stop migration from Central America through the co…
truthout.org/articles/under-tariff-pressure-from-the-us-mexico-detains-migrant-activists/

California's Biggest Secret? How Big Oil Dominates Public Discourse to Manipulate and Deceive
Dan Bacher | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/californias-biggest-secret-how-big-oil-dominates-public-discourse-to-manipulate-and-deceive/

UK: Police Arrest 4 Teens for Brutal Gay Bashing of 2 Women
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-07
Police arrested four teenage suspects Friday in an attack on a lesbian couple who were violently attacked on a London bus on May 30 after refusing their perpetrator's request to engage in intimate acts. | RELATED: | Israel's LGBTQ Community Performs Mass Marriage To Protest Anti-Gay Laws | During interviews with the media in England, where the couple lives, and Uruguay, where Geymonat is from, the doctor said she and Chris were traveling that night on the top deck of a…
telesurenglish.net/news/UK-Police-Arrest-4-Teens-for-Brutal-Gay-Bashing-of-2-Women-20190607-0006.html

Argentinian Diplomat Defends Nazis Against 'Historical Records'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-07
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:…
telesurenglish.net/news/Argentinian-Diplomat-Defends-Nazis-Against-Historical-Records-20190606-0025.html

Facing the Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/facing-the-facts-israel-cannot-escape-icc-jurisdiction/

Socialist Analysis & Discussion – U.S./Israeli Deal & the Palestinian Struggle
Party for Socialism and Liberation | indybay.org | 2019-06-07
2969 Mission St., near 26th St.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/05/18823747.php

Washington's "Malicious Intent": Trump and Son-in-Law Kushner's "Deliberate" Ignorance of Palestinian History
Rima Najjar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
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 …
globalresearch.ca/not-capable-governing-themselves-kushner-final-status-status-quo/5679787

LGBTQ Protest Under Fire from Zionists for Banning Pro-Israel Symbols
Alexander Rubinstein | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-07
A Washington "Dyke March" is under attack by Zionist groups for its ban on Israel pride flags, which they say represents Israeli nationalism – not Judaism.
mintpressnews.com/lgbtq-dyke-march-protest-fire-zionists-banning-pro-israel-symbols/259065/

Facing the Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/facing-the-facts-israel-cannot-escape-icc-jurisdiction/

Argentinian Diplomat Defends Nazis Against 'Historical Records'
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-07
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:…
telesurenglish.net/news/Argentinian-Diplomat-Defends-Nazis-Against-Historical-Records-20190606-0025.html

Video: Syrian, Russian Forces Pound Militants in Greater Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
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 …
globalresearch.ca/syrian-russian-forces-pound-militants-greater-idlib/5679842

As Suqaylabiyah: The Syrian Christian Town Near Idlib the West Has Never Heard Of
Vanessa Beeley | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-07
Vanessa Beeley reports from the town of As Suqaylabiyah, Syria – a Christian enclave under attack from Al Qaeda affiliated militants in the nearby Idlib province.
mintpressnews.com/as-suqaylabiyah-syria-christian-town-idlib/259046/

Friday's Daily Brief: electronic hopes and fears, Security Council elections, updates from Libya, Syria, Australia and the Philippines
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-07
Wrapping up this week, our top stories are: how new technologies are a "vector for hope" and "source of fear", according to UN chief Guterres; new members at the Security Council; the plight of migrants in Libya; war rules violations in Syria; human rights in Australia and the Philippines.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1040061

It's Not a US-India "Trade War": Delhi and Washington Are Just Trying to Get a Better Trade Deal
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-07
Many international observers have misinterpreted Trump's termination of India's membership in the "Generalized System of Preferences" and New Delhi's decision to supposedly go forward with the S-400s despite CAATSA sanctions threats as the beginning of an Indo-American "trade war", but …
globalresearch.ca/its-not-trade-war-india-us-just-trying-get-better-trade-deal/5679897

Venezuela: US sanctions leave millions without water
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-06-07
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…
greenleft.org.au/content/venezuela-us-sanctions-leave-millions-without-water

Will Turkish-American relations actually improve if Ankara gives up S-400?
unitedEditor | uwidata.com | 2019-06-07
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 …
uwidata.com/3792-will-turkish-american-relations-actually-improve-if-ankara-gives-up-s-400/

Investigations and Monitoring Needed in Response to Sudan Violence
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2019-06-07
Smoke rises behind barricades laid by protesters in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. | © 2019 Mohammed Najib via AP | On the heels of Monday's brutal and bloody crackdown on protesters in Khartoum, the African Union (AU) has suspended Sudan's membership and threatened its leaders with sanctions for failing to hand over power to a civilian-led government. The AU's willin…
hrw.org/news/2019/06/07/investigations-and-monitoring-needed-response-sudan-violence

Netfa Freeman on Cuba Sanctions, Reynard Loki on Indigenous Oil Victory
CounterSpin | fair.org | 2019-06-07
Media…
fair.org/home/nefta-freeman-on-cuba-sanctions-reynard-loki-on-indigenous-oil-victory/

US Treasury Department Tightens Sanctions on Venezuela Oil Sector
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2019-06-07
Washington is targeting diluent imports, hurting Venezuela's ability to export oil and produce fuel.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14527

Bolivian Press Highlights Cuba's Response to U.S. Sanctions
plenglish.com | 2019-06-07
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.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Angst and Madness at the End of Empire
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
"Recent research suggests that human societies will experience disruptions to their basic functioning within less than ten years due to climate stress. Such disruptions include increased levels of malnutrition, starvation, disease, civil conflict and war — and will not avoid affluent nations." — Jem Bendell, professor of sustainability leadership, University of Cumbria, UK…
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Angst and Madness at the End of Empire
Kenn Orphan | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
"Recent research suggests that human societies will experience disruptions to their basic functioning within less than ten years due to climate stress. Such disruptions include increased levels of malnutrition, starvation, disease, civil conflict and war — and will not avoid affluent nations." — Jem Bendell, professor of sustainability leadership, University of Cumbria, UK…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/112236/

Warnings of More Deadly Attacks on Yemen as Trump Permits Raytheon to Manufacture 'High-Tech Bomb Parts' Inside Saudi Arabia
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-07
"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…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/07/warnings-more-deadly-attacks-yemen-trump-permits-raytheon-manufacture-high-tech-bomb?cd-origin=rss

For Fourth Year Saudi Barrages Bring Death and Loss to Yemeni Families on Eid
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-07
For the fourth consecutive year, Eid al-Fitr has done little to bring quiet to Yemen's war-weary residents. In Hodeida, airstrikes have been replaced with a new norm: snipers, artillery shells, and missiles.
mintpressnews.com/for-fourth-year-saudi-barrages-bring-death-and-loss-to-yemeni-families-on-eid/259079/

Travel to Cuba Falls Victim to John Bolton's Wrath
Medea Benjamin | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-07
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,"
counterpunch.org/2019/06/07/travel-to-cuba-falls-victim-to-john-boltons-wrath/

The Pentagon's Spoiling for a Fight … But With China, Not Iran
Michael T. Klare | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-06
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…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/06/the-pentagons-spoiling-for-a-fight-but-with-china-not-iran/

The US is Waging a Quiet Scientific War Against Iran
Ivan Kesic | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-06
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.
mintpressnews.com/the-us-is-waging-a-quiet-scientific-war-against-iran/259008/

In Media's Looking Glass, US Doesn't Threaten Iran But Merely Responds to Iranian Threats
Gregory Shupak | fair.org | 2019-06-06
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…
fair.org/home/in-medias-looking-glass-us-doesnt-threaten-iran-but-merely-responds-to-iranian-threats/

The US is Waging a Quiet Scientific War Against Iran
Ivan Kesic | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-06
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.
mintpressnews.com/the-us-is-waging-a-quiet-scientific-war-against-iran/259008/

Why Trump Now Wants Talks with Iran
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-06
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 …
globalresearch.ca/trump-now-wants-talks-iran/5679733

"BOROUGHS UNITED" CAMPAIGN: MAYOR DE BLASIO'S JAILS PLAN CONTRADICTS HIS PROGRESSIVE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDACY
Special To The Black Star News | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-06
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…
www.blackstarnews.com/ny-watch/politics/…

The GOP's White Supremacy Now Has a Smoking Gun
Sonali Kolhatkar | commondreams.org | 2019-06-06
Immigration activists rally on April 23 outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/06/gops-white-supremacy-now-has-smoking-gun?cd-origin=rss

"BOROUGHS UNITED" CAMPAIGN: MAYOR DE BLASIO'S JAILS PLAN CONTRADICTS HIS PROGRESSIVE PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE
Special To The Black Star News | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-06
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…
www.blackstarnews.com/ny-watch/politics/…

Meet the Animal Rights Activists Facing Prison Time for Rescuing Ducks, Piglets from Factory Farms
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-06
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/6/6/direct_act…

Public Advocate Williams Joins Demands For Investigation of Linda Fairstein Prosecutor in 1989 "Central Park Five" case
Special To The Black Star News | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-06
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…
www.blackstarnews.com/us-politics/justic…

Meet the Animal Rights Activists Facing Prison Time for Rescuing Ducks, Piglets from Factory Farms
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-06
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/6/6/direct_act…

Activists Face Prison Time for Rescuing Ducks, Piglets From Factory Farms
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-06
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…
truthout.org/video/activists-face-prison-time-for-rescuing-ducks-piglets-from-factory-farms/

Nine ways scientists can support a people's Green New Deal
Eds. | mronline.org | 2019-06-06
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…
mronline.org/2019/06/06/nine-ways-scientists-can-support-a-peoples-green-new-deal/

Hundreds of Animal Rights Activists Descend on Slaughterhouse, Locking Necks to Slaughter Line
DXE | indybay.org | 2019-06-06
Over 600 activists with the animal rights network Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) are marching to a massive duck slaughterhouse (facebook live video), with dozens planning to lock their necks to the slaughterhouse shackles and other machinery.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/03/18823714.php