2019-06-10: News Headlines

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 (2019-06-10). There Is Bipartisan Support to Stop Trump From Selling Arms to Saudi Arabia. truthout.org A Republican and a Democratic senator join forces on Monday to introduce a bill they hope will check President Donald Trump's ability to sell arms to Saudi Arabia. | The bill, which will be introduced by Sens. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Todd Young of Indiana, would compel the Senate to vote whenever arms sales and other forms of military support are provided to Saudi Arabia, according to NBC News. Both Murphy and Young are members of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, which gives them…

Middle East Eye (2019-06-10). Somali. Black. Muslim. Woman. Refugee. American: The Making of Ilhan Omar. theantimedia.com (MEE) — In a Turkish grill house in the Cedar-Riverside neighbourhood of Minneapolis, the tables have turned. Habon Abdulle, the woman I have spent days pursuing for an interview, wants to know what I think about US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. The question catches me off guard. But I should have anticipated it. Abdulle knows that a few …

Walter Clemens (2019-06-10). Why Republicans Should Sack the President. counterpunch.org Dear Republicans: As one who voted for Eisenhower in 1956 and Nixon in 1972 and endorsed many policies of George H. W. Bush, I write to you in sorrow as well as alarm. You owe it to the Republican Party, the American people, and—indeed—all humanity, to help remove Donald Trump from the presidency without delay. More

Margaret Wurth (2019-06-10). What Life is Like When Abortion is Banned. progressive.org "As Republicans around the country pass sweeping abortion bans, I think about what life could be like for women and girls if these laws take effect. I don't have to use my imagination."

MAIL (2019-06-10). Rev. William Barber: Racist Gerrymandering Created a GOP Stronghold in the South. We Must Fight Back. democracynow.org Longtime civil rights leader Rev. Dr. William Barber joins us to respond to his conviction Thursday for trespassing during a 2017 protest against gerrymandering and attacks on healthcare at the North Carolina Legislature. Barber had refused to leave the General Assembly as ordered, after he organized a sit-in at the legislative building when Republican leaders refused to meet with him about concerns with voter ID requirements and redistricting plans that would weaken the power of the black vote. "We must start connecting systemic racism, most seen through systemic voter suppression and gerrymandering, poverty, th…

Mark Gruenberg (2019-06-10). With labor support, House OKs bill to keep Dreamers, TPS beneficiaries in U.S. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—With strong support from organized labor, the Dreamers, Latinos, and Asian-American groups, the U.S. House approved legislation to keep an estimated two million Dreamers and hundreds of thousands of Temporary Protected Status beneficiaries in the U.S. The 237-187 vote in early June, with seven Republicans joining all 230 voting Democrats, sent the measure (HR6) to …

Staff (2019-06-10). Racist Gerrymandering Created a GOP Stronghold in the South. We Must Fight Back. truthout.org Longtime civil rights leader Rev. Dr. William Barber joins us to respond to his conviction Thursday for trespassing during a 2017 protest against gerrymandering and attacks on health care at the North Carolina Legislature. Barber had refused to leave the General Assembly as ordered, after he organized a sit-in at the legislative building when Republican leaders refused to meet with him about concerns with voter ID requirements and redistricting plans that would weaken the power of the black vote. "We must start connecting systemic racism, most seen through systemic voter suppression and gerrymandering, poverty…

Yves Engler (2019-06-10). Quebec Movement for Peace disrupts a Speech by Irwin Cotler on "Canada as a Human Rights Leader" dissidentvoice.org Last week members of Quebec Movement for Peace disrupted a speech by Irwin Cotler on "Canada as a Human Rights leader" (at the last-minute 'deputy' foreign minister, Rob Oliphant, canceled his participation). With "Free Palestine" signs in hand, filmmaker Malcolm Guy and I took the stage to denounce Cotler's anti-Palestinian positions and support for intervention …

plenglish (2019-06-10). Bolivia to Foster a Culture of Peace at UN. plenglish.com La Paz, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia will be Chair of the First Commission of Disarmament and International Security of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly with the responsibility of building a culture of peace at an international level, the newspaper Cambio pointed out on Monday.

plenglish (2019-06-10). Port-au-Prince Calm but Tense, after Day of Demonstrations. plenglish.com Port-au-Prince, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Port-au-Prince is gradually recovering its peace and quietness although at some points the tension continues after the massive demonstrations this Sunday against corruption and the embezzlement of public funds.

teleSUR (2019-06-10). Colombia: 3 Indigenous Social Leaders Murdered. telesurenglish.net Three Indigenous leaders from Colombia's Awa community were killed in different sectors of the municipalities of Barbacoas and Tumaco over the past week. | RELATED: | Protect Ex-Farc Members or Risk Losing Peace: UN Tells Colombia | The leaders were receiving threats via WhatsApp while commemorating the 29th anniversary of the creation of the Indigenous…

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…

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…

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 …

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

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.

plenglish (2019-06-10). Mexican Senate to Discuss Migration Deal with US. plenglish.com Mexico, June 10 (Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard reported on Monday that if in 45 days when migratory agreements with the United States are assessed, the outcomes turn out negative, the issue will go to the Senate as it is no longer the executive"s responsibility.

Andrew Emett (2019-06-10). Bernie urges McConnell to bring $15 minimum wage bill to Senate floor. nationofchange.org In a letter recently sent to Senate | Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Bernie Sanders urged McConnell to | immediately bring the Raise the Wage Act to the Senate floor for a vote. The | bill, co-sponsored by 32 members of the Senate, would raise the minimum wage to | $15 an hour by 2024 and index it to median wage growth annually thereafter. | In a letter | addressed to McConnell, Bernie wrote, "Millions of Americans are sick and tired | of working longer…

Staff (2019-06-10). Democrats Face Decision On Impeachment. therealnews.com To impeach or not to impeach? Do Democrats win in 2020 with impeachment, or does Trump? Jeff Cohen and Kamau Franklin discuss the topic with host Jacqueline Luqman…

WSWS (2019-06-10). Mass protests erupt in Hong Kong. wsws.org The fight for democratic rights in Hong Kong will go forward only to the extent that it turns to and champions the struggles of the Chinese workers for their democratic and social rights.

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2019-06-10). 'Shenanigans' on Progressive Kat Brezler in White Plains NY Democratic Primary Endemic of Intraparty Struggle. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

CGTN Africa (2019-06-10). WHO notes significant reduction in new Ebola cases, deaths. cgtn.com Medical stuff and an Ebola survivor treat Ebola patient Ibrahim Mupalalo inside the Biosecure Emergency Care Unit (CUBE) at the ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) Ebola treatment centre in Beni, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. REUTERS/Baz Ratner | The World Health Organisation said there has been a significant reduction in the number of new Ebola virus disease cases and deaths reported in Democratic Republic of the Congo in the last weeks, according to its latest weekly bulletin. | The WHO says that while observed declining trend is positive and encouraging, it is still too early to make a…

Jeff Bryant (2019-06-10). Charter Schools Are a Major Dividing Line for the 2020 Democratic Candidates—Education Fights in Pennsylvania Point the Way. commondreams.org Pennsylvania's surging charter school costs are direct causes of rapidly rising property taxes across the state. (Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2019-06-10). Stand Up America Ramps Up Pressure on House Democrats to Start Impeachment Inquiry Based On Mueller Report Evidence. commondreams.org ______________________________…

WSWS (2019-06-10). Democrats, Mexican president collaborate with Trump's anti-immigrant crackdown. wsws.org The US also announced it will house 3,000 to 4,000 immigrant children at army base internment camps.

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 …

Staff (2019-06-10). Justice Department Agrees to Release Key Mueller Evidence to Congress. truthdig.com As a result, Rep. Jerrold Nadler says the House Judiciary Committee won't vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in criminal contempt, for now.

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-10). DR Congo's First Lady calls for women's unity in tackling social injustices. cgtn.com DR Congo's First Lady Mrs. Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi [Right] chats with Rwanda's First Lady Jeannette Kagame. The Democratic Republic of Congo's First Lady Mrs. Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi has urged women to come together to tackle social injustices that they face. | "For us to keep valuing the woman and families in Africa we need to work together. Together as women we are strong, very strong," she said. | The 52-year-old made the remarks in Rwanda, where she is conducting an official visit. | Mrs. Tshisekedi is hosted in Rwanda by her Fellow First Lady Mrs. Jeannette Kagame. | The two on Monday visited Isange One…

teleSUR (2019-06-09). Rep. Ilhan Omar Ordered to Reimburse Campaign Expenses. telesurenglish.net The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board ruled Thursday that U.S. Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar violated state campaign finance rules and asked her to reimburse her campaign committee for about US$3,500, plus a US$500 civil penalty. | RELATED: | Ilhan Omar Calls US Iraq Invasion 'Illegal' on 16th Anniversary | "I'm glad this process is complete and that the Campaign Finance Board has come to a resolution on this matter," Omar said in a statement. | The democratic representati…

teleSUR (2019-06-09). Nicaragua Approves Amnesty Law To Bring Peace. telesurenglish.net In an effort lead by the FSLN, to bring peace and reconciliation, Nicaragua's National Assembly has approved a law that will provide amnesty for those involved with right-wing violence during the distabilization process last year. | RELATED: | Nicaragua in the Shadow Of Western Fascism | The new law will grant a one off amnesty to those who committed crimes during the right-wing protests last year, it will apply equally to those with or without active cases against them. However, article 3 of…

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 …

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…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-06-09). Greenpeace Campaigners Stop BP Rig Bound for North Sea, Stalling Fossil Fuel Giant's Plan to Extract 30 Million Barrels of Oil. commondreams.org Three Greenpeace campaigners halted a British Petroleum oil rig off the coast of Scotland on Sunday as it prepared to leave for the North Sea to drill oil wells. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-06-09). To Be Effective, Socialism Must Adapt to 21st Century Needs. truthout.org Is socialism making a comeback? If so, what exactly is socialism, why did it lose steam toward the latter part of the 20th century, and how do we distinguish democratic socialism, currently in an upward trend in the U.S., from social democracy, which has all but collapsed? Vijay Prashad, executive director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and a leading scholar in socialist studies and the politics of the global South, offers answers to these questions. |

RT (2019-06-09). Joe+Barack=BFFs: Biden recycles cutesy friendship bracelets photo. rt.com Recovering from his about-face on the Hyde Amendment, Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden has fallen back on his most reliable asset — his friendship with Barack Obama — tweeting an old photo of their matching bracelets.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2019-06-09). As Democratic Candidates Gather in Iowa, Sanders Marches Alongside McDonald's Workers to Demand $15 Minimum Wage. commondreams.org Rallying McDonald's workers in the same way he worked alongside Disney and Amazon employees in their fight for fair wages and union representation, Sen. Bernie Sanders marched alongside workers at a rally Sunday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2019-06-09). Case Open: Democrats Begin Public Airing of Mueller Report. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump says it's " case closed." But Democrats are just getting started with Robert Mueller. | House Democrats have scheduled a series of hearings this coming week on the special counsel's report as they intensify their focus on the Russia probe and pick up the pace on an investigative "path" — in the words of Speaker Nancy Pelosi…

RT (2019-06-08). Consolation wall? White House fence to double in size. rt.com The White House is replacing its fence with one nearly twice as tall after several attempts to storm the presidential residence — one wall President Donald Trump will finally get without fighting Congress tooth and nail.

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…

Frank Scott (2019-06-08). What is so rare as a — fake news — day in June? *. dissidentvoice.org While the continued mental assault on what is left of public consciousness still features the idiot fiction of Russiagate, or how the evil Putin arranged to trash our great American democracy and defeat holy mother Hillary on behalf of cursed father Donald, the month of June offered not one but two major fictional treatments of …

Workers World West Virginia bureau (2019-06-08). WV educators refuse to back down, once again. workers.org Following the successful defeat of the West Virginia omnibus education bill, SB 451, in February 2019, Senate Republicans called for a special session in June to reintroduce the same legislation. SB 451 tied a school employee pay raise to anti-public education proposals, such as for-profit charter schools, increased class size . . . | Continue reading WV educators refuse to back down, once again at Workers.org

Stephen Lendman (2019-06-08). Trump Reinvents The History of World War II, Honoring US Vets and Talking Peace While Waging War. globalresearch.ca The US was Soviet Russia's junior partner in the battle to defeat Nazi Germany. History taught US students otherwise. So do US presidents, Trump no exception. | In Colleville-sur-Mer, France, the Normandy American Cemetery, commemorating the 75th D-Day anniversary, launching the …

WSWS (2019-06-08). US-backed Saudi regime tortures dissidents on eve of threatened beheadings. wsws.org Among those slated for execution is Murtaja Qureiris, arrested at age 13 for participating in a peaceful protest against the monarchy.

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.

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….

WSWS (2019-06-08). Social Democrats return to government in Denmark with xenophobic programme. wsws.org The Social Democrats want to limit immigration from non-Western states and set up reception centres for asylum seekers outside the country.

teleSUR (2019-06-08). G20 To Speed Up 'Digital Tax' on Transnational Giants. telesurenglish.net During the Ministerial Symposium on International Taxation being held in Fukuoka, Japan, the Group 20 (G20) finance ministers and central bank governors agreed to define rules to create a common taxation system on large digital corporations such as Amazon, Google or Facebook. | RELATED: | G20 Summit: BRICS Pushes For 'Democratic International Order' | This…

Staff (2019-06-08). Georgia Probe Highlights Political Problems With State Ethics Commissions. truthout.org The new head of Georgia's ethics commission has filed subpoenas demanding extensive financial, bank, and payroll records from the campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and several left-leaning groups that registered and turned out voters — particularly minority voters. | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently obtained the subpoenas, which were filed on April 26. That they were filed comes as no surprise: Four days after he starte…

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