2021-06-10: News Headlines

Fight Back (2021-06-10). Eyewitness Syria: Interview with delegation members. fightbacknews.org Fight Back! interviewed two activists who recently traveled to Syria to provide an eyewitness account of the U.S. war there. Kobi Guillory is a member of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization and a co-chair of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. Wyatt Miller is an activist with the Minnesota-based Anti-War Committee. | Fight Back!: Who did you travel to Syria with? | Kobi Guillory: We were a part of an international delegation with members from the U.S., South Africa, Palestine, France and Canada. It was organized by the Syria Solidarity Movement and contained journalists, writers and…

_____ (2021-06-10). National Coalition Calls On Biden To Halt Weapons Sales To Israel. popularresistance.org Washington, DC — The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) joined more than 100 national organizations in signing a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to block the delivery of $735 million in weapons to Israel. Faith based groups such as Churches for Middle East Peace, American Muslims for Palestine, and Jewish Voice for Peace Action joined with more secular groups like Defense of Children International — Palestine, Justice Democrats, Indivisible, Sunrise Movement, and DAWN on the letter. | In early May, the Israeli government used U.S.-manufactured weapons in a devastating assault on…

_____ (2021-06-10). It's Good to Know Where Your Boss Lives. popularresistance.org For the past two and a half years, Wintour, the legendary editor of Vogue and current Global Chief Content Officer of Condé Nast, has not deigned to appear at the bargaining table with unionized employees of her empire's most prestigious magazine, The New Yorker, or with committees from two of the company's digital media publications, Pitchfork and Ars Technica.

Medea Benjamin, Leonardo Flores (2021-06-09). Rural Teacher Pedro Castillo Poised to Write a New Chapter in Peru's History. dissidentvoice.org Pedro Castillo speaking at a campaign event (AP Photo) With his wide-brimmed peasant hat and oversized teacher's pencil held high, Peru's Pedro Castillo has been traveling the country exhorting voters to get behind a call that has been particularly urgent during this devastating pandemic: "No más pobres en un país rico" — No more poor …

Medea Benjamin (2021-06-09). Rural Teacher Pedro Castillo Poised to Write a New Chapter in Peru's History. zcomm.org Castillo, the son of illiterate peasants, overcame vicious media attacks and is on the verge of defeating Keiko Fujimori, the scion of a Peruvian political dynasty…

Medea Benjamin (2021-06-09). Rural teacher Pedro Castillo poised to write a new chapter in Peru's history. peoplesdispatch.org On the foreign policy front, Castillo's victory will represent a huge blow to US interests in the region and an important step towards reactivating Latin American integration.

Staff (2021-06-09). Headlines for June 9, 2021. democracynow.org VP Harris Meets with Mexico's AMLO, Faces Backlash for Not Visiting U.S. Southern Border, Over 2,000 Migrant Children Might Still Be Separated from Families, Activists Call on Thomson Reuters to Cut Ties with ICE, Biden Ends Weeks-Long Talks on Infrastructure as New Bipartisan Groups Aim to Reach Compromise, Manchin Remains Steadfast in Opposition to Voting Rights Bill in Face of Mounting Pressure, "Planned in Plain Sight": Senate Report Details Security Failures Ahead of Jan. 6 Insurrection, Vaccination Key to Curbing Spread of Delta COVID Variant; CDC Updates Coronavirus Travel Guidance, International Sting Lea…

Joris Leverink (2021-06-09). Abolishing the United States' empire of policing. roarmag.org This is an abridged version of " Photo: US American soldiers during the US-Philippine War, October 2, 1899. | In the early morning of 30 December 2020, joint police-military units embarked on two simultaneous operations in the mountainous regions of Panay Island…

Staff (2021-06-09). Public Banking Can Improve the Lives of US Workers While Helping Save the Planet. truthout.org The movement to create public banks is gaining ground in many parts of the U.S., particularly as part of an effort among activists and progressive lawmakers to extend banking access to low-income communities and communities of color in…

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2021-06-09: News Headlines

Medea Benjamin, Leonardo Flores (2021-06-09). Rural Teacher Pedro Castillo Poised to Write a New Chapter in Peru's History. dissidentvoice.org Pedro Castillo speaking at a campaign event (AP Photo) With his wide-brimmed peasant hat and oversized teacher's pencil held high, Peru's Pedro Castillo has been traveling the country exhorting voters to get behind a call that has been particularly urgent during this devastating pandemic: "No más pobres en un país rico" — No more poor …

Medea Benjamin (2021-06-09). Rural teacher Pedro Castillo poised to write a new chapter in Peru's history. peoplesdispatch.org On the foreign policy front, Castillo's victory will represent a huge blow to US interests in the region and an important step towards reactivating Latin American integration.

Medea Benjamin (2021-06-09). Rural Teacher Pedro Castillo Poised to Write a New Chapter in Peru's History. zcomm.org Castillo, the son of illiterate peasants, overcame vicious media attacks and is on the verge of defeating Keiko Fujimori, the scion of a Peruvian political dynasty…

Staff (2021-06-09). Headlines for June 9, 2021. democracynow.org VP Harris Meets with Mexico's AMLO, Faces Backlash for Not Visiting U.S. Southern Border, Over 2,000 Migrant Children Might Still Be Separated from Families, Activists Call on Thomson Reuters to Cut Ties with ICE, Biden Ends Weeks-Long Talks on Infrastructure as New Bipartisan Groups Aim to Reach Compromise, Manchin Remains Steadfast in Opposition to Voting Rights Bill in Face of Mounting Pressure, "Planned in Plain Sight": Senate Report Details Security Failures Ahead of Jan. 6 Insurrection, Vaccination Key to Curbing Spread of Delta COVID Variant; CDC Updates Coronavirus Travel Guidance, International Sting Lea…

Joris Leverink (2021-06-09). Abolishing the United States' empire of policing. roarmag.org This is an abridged version of " Photo: US American soldiers during the US-Philippine War, October 2, 1899. | In the early morning of 30 December 2020, joint police-military units embarked on two simultaneous operations in the mountainous regions of Panay Island…

Staff (2021-06-09). Public Banking Can Improve the Lives of US Workers While Helping Save the Planet. truthout.org The movement to create public banks is gaining ground in many parts of the U.S., particularly as part of an effort among activists and progressive lawmakers to extend banking access to low-income communities and communities of color in…

Medea Benjamin (2021-06-08). Rural Teacher Pedro Castillo Poised to Write a New Chapter in Peru's History. mintpressnews.com In a cliffhanger of an election with a huge urban-rural and class divide, it appears that the rural teacher, farmer and union leader is about to make history by defeating–by less than one percent–powerful far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-06-08). Keiko Fujimori alleges fraud as Pedro Castillo leads in Peru election and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the latest developments in the Peruvian elections, the arrest of anti-pipeline activists in the US, and protests against reforms in Lakshadweep islands…

The Conversation (2021-06-08). What the Ottoman Empire can teach us about the consequences of climate change — and how drought can uproot peoples and fuel warfare. juancole.com By Andrea Duffy | — In the late 16th century, hundreds of bandits on horseback stormed through the countryside of Ottoman Anatolia raiding villages, inciting violence and destabilizing the sultan's grip on power Four hundred years later and a few hundred miles away in the former Ottoman territory of Syria, widespread protests escalated into a …

Paul Dobson (2021-06-08). Venezuela's Left Voices Concerns over Government's Special Economic Zone Project. venezuelanalysis.com Weakened labor rights and increased private sector involvement in the economy have fuelled rejection of the bill by many grassroots activists.

Eds. (2021-06-08). Q&A: Filmmaker Ramiro Sebastián Fúnez on "Nicaragua Against Empire" & Getting the story right. mronline.org The delegation I was on was called, "No to Sanctions in Nicaragua." The ATC is Nicaragua's oldest and strongest peasant workers union that played a central role in the Sandinista Revolution and was the organization that facilitated the land redistribution of over 4 million acres to peasants from the landlords, owned by the Somoza family […] | June 8, 2021…

_____ (2021-06-08). Israel Carries Out Detention Campaign Against Prominent Palestine Activists. popularresistance.org Israeli occupation forces and police carried out a detention campaign against journalists and activists in Sheikh Jarrah over the weekend, Arab48 and agencies reported. | As part of the campaign, occupation forces raided the house of the prominent activist Muna El-Kurd and detained her. They left a detention order for her brother Mohammed and he later handed himself into the detention centre where his sister was being held. | Many other activists were either detained, summoned or beaten by police including Al Jazeera correspondent Givara Budeiri, who was beaten and detained while covering events at Sheikh Jarrah.

_____ (2021-06-08). 'Treaty People Gathering' Resists Line 3 Pipeline. popularresistance.org Northern Minnesota — As summer approaches, and the wet season moratorium is over, construction for the new Line 3 tar sands pipeline is ramping back up during early June. This increase in work was expected by water protectors, who made a call-out for activists to gather in Indigenous Anishinaabe territory to escalate protests against the pipeline project to transport diluted bitumen (tar sands + toxic diluent). | The early June gathering is led by Indigenous women and two-spirit people who are highlighting how treaties "protect all of us." | "We are all treaty people. Non-native people are living on stolen…

_____ (2021-06-08). 'Treaty People Gathering' Resists Line 3 Pipeline. popularresistance.org As summer approaches, and the wet season moratorium is over, construction for the new Line 3 tar sands pipeline is ramping back up during early June. This increase in work was expected by water protectors, who made a call-out for activists to gather in Indigenous Anishinaabe territory to escalate protests against the pipeline project to transport diluted bitumen (tar sands + toxic diluent).

Joris Leverink (2021-06-08). The Laura Flanders Show: Minneapolis is not giving up on police abolition. roarmag.org In the wake of the police murder of George Floyd, expectations were high that if systems-change around policing were possible anywhere, it might be in the progressive city of Minneapolis, Minnesota. On the anniversary of Floyd's death, there have been many heartfelt memorials but fewer in-depth investigations into what's happening on the abolition front. So what's the reality? | In this episode, Laura takes a look behind the headlines, to speak with the Minneapolis activists and city council members at the heart of the story. The problem of police racism — and of police in general — has been with us f…

_____ (2021-06-08). Police Brutality: How Protesters Resist State Violence Around the World. popularresistance.org Earlier this year, the introduction of a new "Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts" bill sparked nationwide protests in the United Kingdom that were met with brutality. As activists faced down violent police forces in the streets, Novara turned to the rest of the world to learn from their shared struggle.

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