Daily Archives: 2019-06-09

2019-06-09: News Headlines

Staff (2019-06-09). Media's Russiagate Obsession Smears Black Activists. therealnews.com 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…

teleSUR (2019-06-09). Iran Says New US Sanctions Show Offer To Dialogue 'Hollow'. telesurenglish.net 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…

plenglish (2019-06-09). West has just Ravaged the Middle East, Iranian FM Says. plenglish.com 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.

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

Staff (2019-06-09). D Day: Mythology of America as Liberator Feeds Trump's Militarism. therealnews.com 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…

plenglish (2019-06-09). Venezuela, Russia to Use Rubles in Trade to Bypass US Sanctions. plenglish.com 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.

teleSUR (2019-06-08). French Animal Rights Activists Protest Against Slaughterhouses. telesurenglish.net 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…

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.

Staff (2019-06-08). Congress Can End the Yemen War This Summer, Despite Trump. truthout.org 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…

teleSUR (2019-06-08). Venezuela Reopens Border After 'Humanitarian Aid' Failure. telesurenglish.net Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the government is opening several bridges along its border with Colombia. The Simon Bolivar, Union and Santander bridges in Venezuela had been ordered closed to traffic since Feb. 22 when the Colombian government tried to allow 'humanitarian aid' from the United States to illegally enter the country from its border city of Cucuta. | RELATED: | US Sanctions on Venezuela Illegal Under UN, OAS and US Law | "In full exercise of our sovereignt…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-06-08). As Trump Signals Support for Israel's Proposed West Bank Annexation, Lawmakers and Rights Advocates Condemn Plan to Commit 'War Crime'. commondreams.org 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…

Washington's Blog (2019-06-08). USS Liberty 1967: Israel Murdered U.S. Sailors and Tried to Sink Their Ship … A Failed False Flag Attack Against the U.S. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-06-08). An Israeli Double-Feature: 52nd Anniversary of Israel's Attack on the USS Liberty. globalresearch.ca 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 …

teleSUR (2019-06-08). Palestinians Slam US Ambassador to Israel's Annexation Remarks. telesurenglish.net 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…

South Front (2019-06-08). Video: Al Qaeda Militants Use Turkish Weapons, Equipment in Hama Advance. globalresearch.ca On June 6, joint forces of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (the former official branch of al-Qaeda in Syria), other al-Qaeda-linked groups and a coalition of Turkish-backed militants known as the National Front for Liberation launched a large-scale advance in northern Hama….

Vanessa Beeley (2019-06-08). Sky News and the Western Press Have Once Again Failed Syria. mintpressnews.com By whitewashing the role of the Idlib mercenaries and extremist groups, the Western press acts as de facto protection racketeers for the very forces exploiting civilians as human shields in Idlib and preventing their exodus via the Russian/Syrian-established humanitarian corridors.

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

Special To The Black Star News (2019-06-08). NYC PUBLIC ADVOCATE JUMAANE WILLIAMS TOURS UPSTATE CITIES TO ADVOCATE FOR STRONGER RENT LAWS. blackstarnews.com New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, above third from right, at a Buffalo rent regulation forum… | This week, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams concluded a tour of upstate cities to rally support for rent reforms and tenant protections. Williams did this as Albany lawmakers consider a package of nine bills to renew and expand rent regulations ahead of the June 15th deadline. The legislative push has been driven forward by a grassroots advocacy and coalition of activists from across the state. | "The need for affordable housing, for tenant protections, for strong rent laws, is not an u…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-06-08). Iran Denounces Trump's 'Hollow' Offer of Negotiations After US Imposes Latest Sanctions. commondreams.org 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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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.

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.

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.

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 …

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 …

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

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…

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 …

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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 …

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…

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.

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 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). "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…

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…

2019-06-09: Social Media Postees

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…
therealnews.com/stories/medias-russiagate-obsession-smears-black-activists

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.
theintercept.com/2019/06/09/heshmat-alavi-fake-iran-mek/

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.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

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.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Iran-Says-New-US-Sanctions-Show-Offer-To-Dialogue-Hollow-20190608-0012.html

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…
therealnews.com/stories/d-day-mythology-of-america-as-liberator-feeds-trumps-militarism

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.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

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

NYC PUBLIC ADVOCATE JUMAANE WILLIAMS TOURS UPSTATE CITIES TO ADVOCATE FOR STRONGER RENT LAWS
Special To The Black Star News | blackstarnews.com | 2019-06-08
New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, above third from right, at a Buffalo rent regulation forum… | This week, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams concluded a tour of upstate cities to rally support for rent reforms and tenant protections. Williams did this as Albany lawmakers consider a package of nine bills to renew and expand rent regulations ahead of the June 15th deadline. The legislative push has been driven forward by a grassroots advocacy and coalition of activists from across the state. | "The need for affordable housing, for tenant protections, for strong rent laws, is not an u…
www.blackstarnews.com/ny-watch/politics/…

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/

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…
telesurenglish.net/news/French-Animal-Rights-Activists-Protest-Against-Slaughterhouses-20190608-0009.html

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…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/08/iran-denounces-trumps-hollow-offer-negotiations-after-us-imposes-latest-sanctions?cd-origin=rss

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…
truthout.org/articles/congress-can-end-the-yemen-war-this-summer-despite-trump/

Venezuela Reopens Border After 'Humanitarian Aid' Failure
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-08
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says the government is opening several bridges along its border with Colombia. The Simon Bolivar, Union and Santander bridges in Venezuela had been ordered closed to traffic since Feb. 22 when the Colombian government tried to allow 'humanitarian aid' from the United States to illegally enter the country from its border city of Cucuta. | RELATED: | US Sanctions on Venezuela Illegal Under UN, OAS and US Law | "In full exercise of our sovereignt…
telesurenglish.net/news/Venezuela-Reopens-Border-After-Humanitarian-Aid-Failure-20190608-0003.html

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…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/08/trump-signals-support-israels-proposed-west-bank-annexation-lawmakers-and-rights?cd-origin=rss

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 …
globalresearch.ca/uss-liberty-1967-israel-murdered-u-s-sailors-and-tried-to-sink-their-ship-a-failed-false-flag-attack-against-the-u-s/5430981

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…
telesurenglish.net/news/Palestinians-Slam-US-Ambassador-to-Israels-Annexation-Remarks–20190608-0006.html

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 …
globalresearch.ca/israeli-double-feature-52nd-anniversary-israels-attack-uss-liberty/5679969

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

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

Sky News and the Western Press Have Once Again Failed Syria
Vanessa Beeley | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-08
By whitewashing the role of the Idlib mercenaries and extremist groups, the Western press acts as de facto protection racketeers for the very forces exploiting civilians as human shields in Idlib and preventing their exodus via the Russian/Syrian-established humanitarian corridors.
mintpressnews.com/sky-news-western-media-failed-syria-idlib/259091/

Video: Al Qaeda Militants Use Turkish Weapons, Equipment in Hama Advance
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-08
On June 6, joint forces of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (the former official branch of al-Qaeda in Syria), other al-Qaeda-linked groups and a coalition of Turkish-backed militants known as the National Front for Liberation launched a large-scale advance in northern Hama….
globalresearch.ca/militants-use-turkish-weapons-equipment-hama-advance/5679963

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/

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/

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

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/

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

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/

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/

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/

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

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/

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/

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/

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

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

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…

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

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/

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/

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

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

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

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/