Daily Archives: 2019-06-11

2019-06-11: News Headlines

South Front (2019-06-11). Video: Al Qaeda Militants Suffer Large Casualties in Clashes in Northern Hama. globalresearch.ca Fierce clashes have been ongoing in northern Hama since June 6 when Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Jaysh al-Izza, the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) and their allies launched an advance on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions there. | Initially, militants seized …

Vanessa Beeley (2019-06-11). In the Western Media Narrative, SAA-Targeted Underground Bunkers and Terrorist-Run Prisons Become "Hospitals" mintpressnews.com We should not allow ourselves to be collectively hypnotized into believing the media hype that would portray armed-group murderers as heroes, and the Syrian people and government struggling to expel them from their country as the villains.

teleSUR (2019-06-11). Israel Will Not Allow Iran To Have Nuclear Weapons: Netanyahu. telesurenglish.net Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stern warning to Iran about producing a nuclear warhead on Monday, vowing to prevent them from attaining this weapon by any means necessary. | RELATED: | Iran Says New US Sanctions Show Offer To Dialogue 'Hollow' | The Israeli premier issued the warning after the comments made by the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano on Iran's increased uranium enrichment. | "Israel will not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons," Net…

Andrew Korybko (2019-06-11). India Complies with US Sanctions against Iran, Iran Keeps Begging It to Reconsider. globalresearch.ca India capitulated to American pressure and complied with the anti-Iranian sanctions regime, yet Iran keeps begging it to reconsider and continue investing in the Islamic Republic anyhow, with its humiliating behavior revealing just how desperate it is for economic relief …

WSWS (2019-06-11). US Middle East commander proposes permanent buildup against Iran. wsws.org The head of the US Central Command claimed that the "threat" from Iran remains "imminent" but refused to provide any evidence or details to support the allegation.

plenglish (2019-06-11). Japanese PM to to Iran for Key Talks. plenglish.com Tokyo, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold talks with Iran's political and religious leaders during his visit to Tehran this week in an effort to ease tensions with the United States, the Japanese government reported on Tuesday.

Todd Smith (2019-06-11). The End of Irony: an Irony Opener. dissidentvoice.org Given all the hysterical saber-rattling over Iran recently, one wonders if old Uncle Sam's simply having another spastic episode with his Pent'agonal cane? Mixed into the usual cacophony of paranoid ramblings, one hears ominous mumblings linking Iran, al-Quaeda, and the Nine-One-One… Never Forget!—to re-package and re-purpose 9/11, as that original franchise continues to spawn spin-offs, …

Maj. Danny Sjursen (2019-06-11). The Generals Won't Save Us From the Next War. truthdig.com Editor's note: This article was originally published on The American Conservative. | Poll after poll indicates that the only public institution Americans still trust is the military. Not Congress, not the presidency, not the Supreme Court, the church, or the media. Just the American war machine. | But perhaps that faith in the U.S. Armed Forces is misplaced. I…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Human Rights Watch (2019-06-10). UK Should Get Serious About Defending Human Rights. hrw.org | | The house of Judge Yahya Muhammad Rubaid in Sanaa was hit in an airstrike on January 25, 2016, killing the judge and four members of his family. | © 2016 Belkis Wille/Human Rights Watch | The UK paints itself as a global champion on human rights, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's annual rights report is a key moment to dem…

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

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). 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.

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

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.

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…

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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…

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.

2019-06-11: Social Media Postees

Video: Al Qaeda Militants Suffer Large Casualties in Clashes in Northern Hama
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
Fierce clashes have been ongoing in northern Hama since June 6 when Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Jaysh al-Izza, the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) and their allies launched an advance on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions there. | Initially, militants seized …
globalresearch.ca/militants-suffer-large-casualties-clashes-northern-hama/5680223

In the Western Media Narrative, SAA-Targeted Underground Bunkers and Terrorist-Run Prisons Become "Hospitals"
Vanessa Beeley | mintpressnews.com | 2019-06-11
We should not allow ourselves to be collectively hypnotized into believing the media hype that would portray armed-group murderers as heroes, and the Syrian people and government struggling to expel them from their country as the villains.
mintpressnews.com/white-helmets-hospitals-idlib-syria/259111/

Taking A Stand, Taking the Stage for Gun Sense in SF and Marin
Photos: L. Kunstenaar, T. Scussel, S. Rhodes | indybay.org | 2019-06-11
On a national day of action, June 8, gun safety activists held a rally and march of hundreds of people who crossed the Golden Gate Bridge with orange signs. They demanded an end to gun violence in their communities and throughout the United States. | Please credit the photographers as noted. Top photo by Leon Kunstenaar, Probono Photo. Text by RR.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/10/18823868.php

India Complies with US Sanctions against Iran, Iran Keeps Begging It to Reconsider
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-11
India capitulated to American pressure and complied with the anti-Iranian sanctions regime, yet Iran keeps begging it to reconsider and continue investing in the Islamic Republic anyhow, with its humiliating behavior revealing just how desperate it is for economic relief …
globalresearch.ca/indias-complying-american-sanctions-iran-keeps-begging-reconsider/5680236

Israel Will Not Allow Iran To Have Nuclear Weapons: Netanyahu
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stern warning to Iran about producing a nuclear warhead on Monday, vowing to prevent them from attaining this weapon by any means necessary. | RELATED: | Iran Says New US Sanctions Show Offer To Dialogue 'Hollow' | The Israeli premier issued the warning after the comments made by the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano on Iran's increased uranium enrichment. | "Israel will not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons," Net…
telesurenglish.net/news/Israel-Will-Not-Allow-Iran-To-Have-Nuclear-Weapons-Netanyahu-20190611-0003.html

US Middle East commander proposes permanent buildup against Iran
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
The head of the US Central Command claimed that the "threat" from Iran remains "imminent" but refused to provide any evidence or details to support the allegation.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/11/iran…

The End of Irony: an Irony Opener
Todd Smith | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-11
Given all the hysterical saber-rattling over Iran recently, one wonders if old Uncle Sam's simply having another spastic episode with his Pent'agonal cane? Mixed into the usual cacophony of paranoid ramblings, one hears ominous mumblings linking Iran, al-Quaeda, and the Nine-One-One… Never Forget!–to re-package and re-purpose 9/11, as that original franchise continues to spawn spin-offs, …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/the-end-of-irony-an-irony-opener/

Japanese PM to to Iran for Key Talks
plenglish.com | 2019-06-11
Tokyo, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold talks with Iran's political and religious leaders during his visit to Tehran this week in an effort to ease tensions with the United States, the Japanese government reported on Tuesday.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

The Generals Won't Save Us From the Next War
Maj. Danny Sjursen | truthdig.com | 2019-06-11
Editor's note: This article was originally published on The American Conservative. | Poll after poll indicates that the only public institution Americans still trust is the military. Not Congress, not the presidency, not the Supreme Court, the church, or the media. Just the American war machine. | But perhaps that faith in the U.S. Armed Forces is misplaced. I…
truthdig.com/articles/the-generals-wont-save-us-from-the-next-war/

The Most Crucial Pipeline of the Middle East?
Vanand Meliksetian | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
Contemporary Middle Eastern history is strongly influenced by energy politics. Besides providing revenue for the state's coffers, oil is also a potent geopolitical tool in the hands of resource-rich countries. Recently, officials from Lebanon, Syria and Iraq have engaged …
globalresearch.ca/most-crucial-pipeline-middle-east/5680144

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

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

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

In Boston pro-choice forces defy right wing
Sam Ordóñez | workers.org | 2019-06-10
June 2 — Around 100 pro-choice activists gathered in the Boston Common to confront a group of anti-abortion extremists attempting to hold a rally and march there. The action was initiated by Boston Feminists for Liberation. The activists took control of the Parkman Bandstand where the right wing was planning . . . | Continue reading In Boston pro-choice forces defy right wing at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/06/09/in-boston-pro-choice-forces-defy-right-wing/

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

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

Taking A Stand, Taking the Stage for Gun Sense in SF and Marin
Photos: L. Kunstenaar, T. Scussel, S. Rhodes | indybay.org | 2019-06-10
On a national day of action, June 8, gun safety activists held a rally and march of hundreds of people who crossed the Golden Gate Bridge with orange signs. They demanded an end to gun violence in their communities and throughout the United States. | Please credit the photographers as noted. Top photo by Leon Kunstenaar, Probono Photo. Text by RR.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/10/18823868.php

Taking A Stand, Taking the Stage for Gun Sense in SF and Marin
Photos: L. Kunstenaar, T. Scussel, S. Rhodes | indybay.org | 2019-06-10
On a national day of action, June 8, gun safety activists held a rally and march of hundreds of people who crossed the Golden Gate Bridge with orange signs. They demanded an end to gun violence in their communities and throughout the United States. | Please credit the photographers as noted. Top photo by Leon Kunstenaar, Probono Photo.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/10/18823868.php

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

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

Homelessness and The Los Angeles "Disease Renaissance": Typhoid and Typhus Make a Comeback
Sarah Cowgill | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
A parable for US times. So busy with bombs, wars, sanctions, walls, that humans are relegated to the 15th century. — Felicity Arbuthnot | Despite hundreds of millions of dollars flowing through Los Angeles to stem the rising tide of homelessness…
globalresearch.ca/los-angeles-disease-typhoid-typhus-comeback/5680085

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

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

The US-Mexican Deal Advances "Fortress America", Softens China's "Counter-Sanctions"
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-10
The deal that Trump struck with Mexico late last week in order to prevent the imposition of 5-25% tariffs on all of its exports to the US marketplace simultaneously advances his vision of "Fortress America" and softens the blow of …
globalresearch.ca/the-us-mexican-deal-advances-fortress-america-softens-chinas-counter-sanctions/5680129

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

Monday's Daily Brief: the future of food and digital tech, labour justice in focus, denuclearization, and Kosovo
United Nations | un.org | 2019-06-10
This Monday, top stories includes: a new report on risks and opportunities of digital technology; social justice for all at the centenary UN labour conference; updates on Iran's and North Korea's nuclear programmes; tackling today's problems with food; and updates on the relations between Kosovo and Serbia.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2019/06/1040171

IAEA Worried about Tensions over Iran's Nuclear Program
plenglish.com | 2019-06-10
Vienna, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on Monday expressed concern in Vienna "about the growing tensions" over the Iranian nuclear program.
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Iran at High Level of Readiness as US General Continues to Claim Imminent Threat
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-10
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Growing US military buildups throughout April and May in the Middle East were a reaction, according to officials, to Iran's military being at a high level of readiness. Now, with all those extra US forces in the area, Iran remains at a high level of readiness. This is something of a challenge for the …

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

Guatemala's Elections: Big Challenges Await Next President
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
Guatemala will hold a presidential election next Sunday while the country is facing many difficulties including widespread corruption and an unpopular president have set the stag for an election characterized by a huge number of mostly unknown presidential candidates. | RELATED: | Mexico May Send Troops to Guatemalan Border to Avoid US Tariffs | With around 18 presidential aspirants participating in the race, many Guatemalans are undecided, and a lot of them do not know the p…
telesurenglish.net/news/Guatemalas-Elections-Big-Challenges-Await-Next-President-20190610-0008.html

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

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

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

Workers World Party solidarity with Palestine on Al Quds Day
Workers World staff | workers.org | 2019-06-10
New York City, May 31. Hundreds rallied in New York City's Times Square May 31 to mark International Day of Al-Quds, Arabic for Jerusalem. Launched in 1979 as one of the first official acts of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Quds Day is held internationally on the last Friday of . . . | Continue reading Workers World Party solidarity with Palestine on Al Quds Day at Workers.org…
workers.org/2019/06/09/workers-world-party-solidarity-with-palestine-on-al-quds-day/

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

Prominent Anti-Iran 'Writer' Not Real Person, Mouthpiece of MEK
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
The pro-West Iranian opposition group Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) is using a fake profile to push for their anti-Iran agenda according to a report. | RELATED: | Spain's Far-right Vox Received Almost $1M from 'Marxist-Islamist' Iranian Exiles: Report | The organization is managing the social media profile of Hes…
telesurenglish.net/news/Prominent-Anti-Iran-Writer-Not-Real-Person-Mouthpiece-of-Shady-Iranian-Group-20190610-0011.html

'Battle-Proven:' Weapons Expo Shows One Way Israel Profits from Occupation
Megan Giovannetti | progressive.org | 2019-06-10
Hundreds of arms and cybersecurity companies showcase their state-of-the-art weaponry–often tested in Gaza or the West Bank–to war industry dealers from all over the world.
progressive.org/dispatches/weapons-expo-israel-profits-occupation-giovannetti-190610/

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

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

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

US Treasury Department Tightens Sanctions on Venezuela Oil Sector
Ricardo Vaz | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-09
The US Treasury Department has announced a hardening of measures against Venezuela's oil industry. | In an amendment to the Venezuela sanctions published on Thursday, Washington stated that the existing licenses, which allow certain companies to continue dealing with Venezuela state …
globalresearch.ca/us-treasury-department-tightens-sanctions-venezuela-oil-sector/5680019

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

US Sanctions against Cuba. US Cruise Lines Begin to Withdraw. Sea Crossings to Cuba from the US are Declared "Illegal"
Bertha Mojena Milián | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-09
As international condemnation of the latest U.S. sanctions continues to grow, three cruise lines operating on the island began to withdraw and apologize to their guests for changes in itineraries, with some 800,000 passengers affected | *** | As international condemnation of …
globalresearch.ca/band-those-who-love-create/5680028

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.
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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

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.
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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/

Argentina: Local Elections a Thermometer For General Elections
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-09
Argentinian voters in four provinces will go to the polls this Sunday to elect their governors, and one other will vote on primary elections to choose candidates for the gubernatorial race. | RELATED: | We Underestimated the Economic Situation in Argentina: IMF | People from Tucuman, Entre Rios, Jujuy and Chubut will vote for new governors, whereas the Mendoza province will vote in primary elections where 11 aspirants are hoping to become candidates for their respective parties.
telesurenglish.net/news/Argentina-Local-Elections-a-Thermometer-For-General-Elections-20190609-0002.html

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

Israel's Attack on The USS Liberty: An Act of War, A False Flag, A Gross Betrayal
Craig McKee | globalresearch.ca | 2019-06-09
It is one of the greatest lies that most Americans — in fact most people around the world — have never heard of. And it reveals much about the true relationship between the United States and one of its "closest …
globalresearch.ca/what-we-should-have-learned-israels-attack-uss-liberty/5680016

Germany: 2 States 'Only Solution' to Israel-Palestine Conflict
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-09
Germany's Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas reaffirmed Sunday his country's support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ahead of a long-awaited United States (U.S.) "peace" plan. | RELATED: | Palestinians Slam US Ambassador to Israel's Annexation Remarks | "We still agree that reaching a two-state solution through negotiations is the only solution," the top diplomat said during a press conference in Amman with his Jordanian counterpart. | Washingt…
telesurenglish.net/news/Germany-2-States-Only-Solution-to-Israel-Palestine-Conflict-20190609-0013.html

Germany: 2 States 'Only Solution' to Israel-Palestine Conflict
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-09
Germany's Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas reaffirmed Sunday his country's support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ahead of a long-awaited United States (U.S.) "peace" plan. | RELATED: | Palestinians Slam US Ambassador to Israel's Annexation Remarks | "We still agree that reaching a two-state solution through negotiations is the only solution," the top diplomat said during a press conference in Amman with his Jordanian counterpart. | Washingt…
telesurenglish.net/news/Germany-2-States-Only-Solution-to-Israel-Palestine-Conflict-20190609-0013.html