Daily Archives: June 6, 2021

2021-06-06: News Headlines

Staff (2021-06-06). Sheikh Jarrah defenders Muna and Mohammed al-Kurd detained by Israeli occupation: Take action! samidoun.net On Sunday morning, 6 June, Palestinian activists from Sheikh Jarrah, twin brother and sister Muna and Mohammed al-Kurd, 23, were seized by Israeli occupation forces. Both Muna and Mohammed have appeared extensively in Arab and international media, including CNN, MSNBC and Democracy Now, highlighting the Israeli state and settlers' attempts to steal their family home in Sheikh Jarrah, occupied Jerusalem. Their massive reach on social media has allowed them to tell the story of Palestinian Jerusalemites to millions, with Muna having over 1 million Instagram followers and Mohammed with hundreds of thousands of twitt…

Anonymous669 (2021-06-06). Suicide Drones, Rocket Attack Targeted US Troops & Diplomats In Iraq. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On June 6, an air base hosting US troops in the western Iraqi province of al-Anbar and a diplomatic center run by the American Embassy in the country's capital Baghdad came under attack. | At 12: 15 am local time, the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center, which is located within the US embassy in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, was attacked by a rocket. | "The rocket impacted near the BDSC and caused no injuries or damage," Col. Wayne Marotto, a spokesman for the US-led coalition, said on Twitter. "Each atta…

Anonymous103 (2021-06-06). Military Situation In Iraq On June 6, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 6, the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center (BDSC) was attacked by one rocket. | On May 6, Ain Al Asad Airbase was attacked by two suicide drones. | On May 5, three people were killed by Turkish airstrike near Makhmour camp. | On May 5, five KDP Peshmerga members reportedly were killed and several others were wounded by PKK ATG attack in Emadiyah area. | On May 4, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Naseriyah area. | MORE O…

_____ (2021-06-06). Assange's Father On US Tour—First Stop Miami. popularresistance.org Organized by Assange Defense, John and Gabriel Shipton, Julian Assange's father and brother, will begin the #HomeRun4Julian tour in Miami on June 6 via a live-streamed event. The Shiptons are scheduled to make stops on both coasts and the Midwest before concluding the tour in the nation's capital. | Assange's family members will meet with activists, press, and policymakers to raise awareness of the importance of protecting whistleblowers and journalists, and to advocate for the release of Julian Assange, whom the United Nations has declared "arbitrarily detained" since 2010.

Arab Resource & Organizing Center (2021-06-06). Victory Claimed After Israeli-Operated Cargo Ship Prevented from Unloading in Oakland. indybay.org In a major BDS win, an Arab community organization mobilized over 500 people and blocked an Israeli shipping giant from unloading cargo in the Port of Oakland. Now organizers say the fight has just begun, and have called for more pickets at 4PM…

Labor Video Project (2021-06-06). Israeli ZIM Volans Blocked In Oakland As ILWU 10 Members Refuse To Cross Picket Lines. indybay.org Over 500 community and labor activists rallied and picketed the Israeli ZIM chartered ship the Volans. ILWU members refused to cross the picket lines.

Staff (2021-06-05). A False Messiah? The Empire Strikes Back at AMLO. orinocotribune.com It has been already stated on many occasions that it is enough for a country to show autonomy or not fully bend to the designs of the United States for it to swell the ranks of its list of enemies and for its defects to begin to emerge in the eyes of the US. And once it is under the spotlight, imperialism uses all available resources to attack its new objective. | Such is now the case of Mexico and its president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), who, in the context of the upcoming mega-elections that will take place on Sunday, June 6, has become the target of the powerful propaganda apparatus of the empire toge…

Fight Back (2021-06-05). Tallahassee students speak out against attacks on Palestine. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – On June 3, students at Florida State University gathered to demand an end to the Israeli government's attacks on Gaza. Students connected the struggles against political repression in Palestine to similar struggles facing political activists in Colombia. | The event was hosted by Students for a Democratic Society as well as the Tallahassee Community Action Committee. Attendees held signs saying, "End the Occupation" and "Stop Political Repression". | Event organizer Katherine Draken said, "We need to continue bringing attention to the struggles of the Palestinian people against Zionism and…

Joris Leverink (2021-06-05). What exactly is the "system" that we are fighting? roarmag.org Riot cops at the Capitol Building in Washington D.C., United States. This article is adapted from Eric Laursen's new book, "The system" is back. And it is high time we talk about it again. | Fifty years ago, in the days of the Vietnam War, the counterculture and widespread questioning of government, a lot of prominent writers, not to mention day-to-day activists, used this bit of sh…

Medea Benjamin (2021-06-05). Rinse and Repeat: Will Biden Make Normalizing Relations with Cuba a Priority? orinocotribune.com By Medea Benjamin — Jun 1, 2021 | Despite talk that his administration's Cuba policy will be guided by human rights concerns, Biden seems more concerned about catering to right-wing Cuban Americans in southern Florida than changing the decades of entrenched American policy. | Havana — Silvia from Miami, Eduardo from Hialeah, Abel from Lakeland. The names pour in on the

_____ (2021-06-05). Puerto Rican Unions to Hold Biggest National Strike since 2019. popularresistance.org Today in Puerto Rico, workers and activists are calling for a national strike and mobilizations in response to the privatization of Puerto Rico's electric grid under the U.S. and Canadian company LUMA Energy.

_____ (2021-06-05). Peace Vigil Marks 40th Year At The White House. popularresistance.org Washington DC — The Activists at the Peace Vigil cut cake and shared stories of their experiences at the nation's longest running vigil for peace near the White House on June 3. It was on this date in 1981 when William Thomas began his 24-hour vigil against nuclear weapons and the war machine 4 decades ago. His vision to keep watch on the North Portico with a round-the-clock presence at the White House and to pressure then President Ronald Reagan to decommission nuclear weapons and to work for world peace, has lasted through seven presidencies. Nobody expected it to last this long but it has endured against…

Tina Gerhardt (2021-06-05). Activists Call for a Stop to Enbridge Line 3. progressive.org The largest pipeline network in the United States is getting even bigger as construction on Lines 3 and 5 moves forward.

_____ (2021-06-05). Peace Vigil Marks 40th Year At the White House. popularresistance.org The Activists at the Peace Vigil cut cake and shared stories of their experiences at the nation's longest running vigil for peace near the White House on June 3. It was on this date in 1981 when William Thomas began his 24-hour vigil against nuclear weapons and the war machine 4 decades ago. His vision to keep watch on the North Portico with a round-the-clock presence at the White House and to pressure then President Ronald Reagan to decommission nuclear weapons and to work for world peace, has lasted through seven presidencies. Nobody expected it to last this long but it has endured against improbable odds.

Fight Back (2021-06-05). Minnesota protest draws attention to the role of the military in climate change. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Twelve activists with the Climate Justice Committee (CJC) held banners that said "Climate Justice Now", "Military Bases Pollute Communities" and "The U.S. Military #1 Polluter" over Highway 62 in south Minneapolis, June 3, outside of an military base during rush hour. The CJC was founded in February 2020 to pressure the federal government to decrease its carbon footprint.

_____ (2021-06-05). The Aimless Empire. popularresistance.org Bitter and frightening realities face us four months into Joe Biden's presidency. On the domestic side it is a Potemkin village, behind the faàßades of which lies a slum of unfulfilled promises that are no longer even part of the Washington discourse. That is the bitter part. | The frightening part is this: Biden and the amateurs he has named as statesmen and stateswomen do not have an inconsistent foreign policy, or a miscalculated foreign policy, or a confused foreign policy. Such shortcomings and weaknesses might be repaired. This flummoxed bunch does not have a foreign policy. And the world's most power…

_____ (2021-06-05). The Aimless Empire. popularresistance.org It is occasionally said that the military runs U.S. foreign policy. One gets the point, a grim point, but this is not so, either. The Pentagon has no vision of where this nation is heading or why. Its only policy is to find things to do that justify its bloated bureaucracy and budget. That is not policy; it is something closer to theft.

Labor Video Project (2021-06-05). Israeli ZIM Volans Blocked In Oakland As ILWU 10 Members Refuse To Cross Picket Lines. indybay.org Over 500 community and labor activists rallied and picketed the Israeli ZIM chartered ship the Volans. ILWU members refused to cross the picket lines.

Arab Resource & Organizing Center (2021-06-05). Victory Claimed After Israeli-Operated Cargo Ship Prevented from Unloading in Oakland. indybay.org In a major BDS win, an Arab community organization mobilized over 500 people and blocked an Israeli shipping giant from unloading cargo in the Port of Oakland. Now organizers say the fight has just begun, and have called for more pickets at 4PM…

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