Daily Archives: June 11, 2019

2019-06-11: News Headlines

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.

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 …

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…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2019-06-11). Biden Tells Donors and Lobbyists at Fundraiser That GOP Will 'Know Better' After Trump and Wall Street Bankers 'Are All Positive'. commondreams.org "Trying to decide which of 'Wall Street: they're all positive' or 'Republicans know better' would be a more fitting slogan for the Joe Biden campaign." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2019-06-11). Nearly 100 People Massacred in Central Mali, 19 missing. telesurenglish.net Nearly 100 people were killed in Mali last night when a unknown group carried out a ruthless attack on a villages inside the central region of this African nation. | RELATED: | UN Security Council Debates Military Group to Address Violence in West Africa | Local officials told the AFP News Agency that "armed men, suspected to be terrorists, launched a murderous attack on this peaceful village." | The government, giving a provisional toll, said 95 people had bee…

Vijay Prashad (2019-06-11). Peace Is a Word That the West Has Taken From the Afghans. commondreams.org An Afghan man and his son watch as soldiers from the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division prepare to sweep their home November 7, 2002 in southeastern Afghanistan. Soldiers discovered over a dozen mines and grenades, 14 rocket propelled grenades, and plastic explosives as they searched several compounds as part of Operation Alamo Sweep. (Photo: Scott Nelson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2019-06-11). House Dems summon Watergate witness for bizarre 'historical perspective' on Mueller report. rt.com House Democrats, no longer content to merely shout that Russiagate is just like Watergate, have actually hauled in Richard Nixon's White House counsel to testify on the Mueller report in a surreal attempt at guilt-by-association.

Gregory Glover (2019-06-11). News Hounds Ignore Red Meat in D.C., Gnaw on Bone in New York. truthdig.com Monday's House Judiciary Committee hearing was just getting started when the first reports came in: New York. Aircraft. Building.

WSWS (2019-06-11). Trump expands network of immigrant concentration camps. wsws.org The Democratic Party is facilitating Trump's escalation of attacks on immigrant workers as well as his moves toward unchecked presidential power.

Manuel E. Yepe (2019-06-11). Ottawa and the Worst of the Venezuelan Opposition. counterpunch.org Canada has not only financed and supported opposition parties in Venezuela, but has also openly allied itself with some of that country's most undemocratic and extremist elements. The Canadian liberal government has openly supported the Voluntad Popular (VP) party's offer to seize power by force since January 2019, although Ottawa has actually given its support More

WSWS (2019-06-11). Democrats bring back John Dean of Watergate fame for first hearing on Mueller report. wsws.org Rather than seriously challenging Trump's authoritarian actions, the Democrats have decided to proceed with hearings that have the character of political theater.

Jerry Omondi (2019-06-11). Ahmed Lawan elected new president of Nigerian Senate. cgtn.com Ahmed Lawan, the Senator representing Yobe North constituency, has been elected the new president of the Nigerian Senate. | Lawan beat Senator Ali Ndume of Borno South in the secret ballot vote that was conducted before the swearing in of 107 senators in the upper legislative chamber. | Both Lawan and Ndume are affiliated to the ruling All Progressive Party (APC), but Ndume went against party orders to step down for Lawan, and was himself endorsed by the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP). | All 107 senators participated in the Tuesday vote. | Lawan emerged victorious after garnering 79 votes, and was…

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

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

teleSUR (2019-06-10). Colombia: FARC Leader Santrich Cleared to Swear In as Lawmaker. telesurenglish.net The Commission of Accreditation of the House of Representatives of Colombia authorized on Monday the former leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Seuxis Paucias Hernandez Solarte, known as "Jesus Santrich", to swear in and take his seat in the Colombian Congress. | RELATED: | Colombia: FARC Leader Jesus Santrich Freed at Top Court's Order | Three of the five congressmen that make up the collegiate body accepted Santrich's accreditations and determined that…

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…

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…

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."

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

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 …

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.

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 …

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

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 …

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

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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). 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…

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.

2019-06-11: Social Media Postees

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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-hospital…

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…

Ahmed Lawan elected new president of Nigerian Senate
Jerry Omondi | cgtn.com | 2019-06-11
Ahmed Lawan, the Senator representing Yobe North constituency, has been elected the new president of the Nigerian Senate. | Lawan beat Senator Ali Ndume of Borno South in the secret ballot vote that was conducted before the swearing in of 107 senators in the upper legislative chamber. | Both Lawan and Ndume are affiliated to the ruling All Progressive Party (APC), but Ndume went against party orders to step down for Lawan, and was himself endorsed by the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP). | All 107 senators participated in the Tuesday vote. | Lawan emerged victorious after garnering 79 votes, and was…
africa.cgtn.com/2019/06/11/ahmed-lawan-e…

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-…

Biden Tells Donors and Lobbyists at Fundraiser That GOP Will 'Know Better' After Trump and Wall Street Bankers 'Are All Positive'
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-11
"Trying to decide which of 'Wall Street: they're all positive' or 'Republicans know better' would be a more fitting slogan for the Joe Biden campaign." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2019/06/11/biden-t…

Nearly 100 People Massacred in Central Mali, 19 missing
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-11
Nearly 100 people were killed in Mali last night when a unknown group carried out a ruthless attack on a villages inside the central region of this African nation. | RELATED: | UN Security Council Debates Military Group to Address Violence in West Africa | Local officials told the AFP News Agency that "armed men, suspected to be terrorists, launched a murderous attack on this peaceful village." | The government, giving a provisional toll, said 95 people had bee…
telesurenglish.net/news/Nearly-100-Peopl…

Stop Privatizations Of Veterans Hospitals! AFGE Members &. Vets Speak Out At Ft. Miley
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-06-11
As part of a national day of action on June 6, 2019 members of AFGE Local 1216, veterans and the Veterans for Peace rallied and spoke out about the privatization of the Veterans healthcare system.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/06/1882378…

Peace Is a Word That the West Has Taken From the Afghans
Vijay Prashad | commondreams.org | 2019-06-11
An Afghan man and his son watch as soldiers from the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division prepare to sweep their home November 7, 2002 in southeastern Afghanistan. Soldiers discovered over a dozen mines and grenades, 14 rocket propelled grenades, and plastic explosives as they searched several compounds as part of Operation Alamo Sweep. (Photo: Scott Nelson/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2019/06/11/peace-…

Democrats bring back John Dean of Watergate fame for first hearing on Mueller report
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
Rather than seriously challenging Trump's authoritarian actions, the Democrats have decided to proceed with hearings that have the character of political theater.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/11/dean…

Bernie Sanders uses NY Times op-ed to reassure big business
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2019-06-11
What was the Democratic candidate for president Bernie Sanders hiding in an op-ed he just wrote for the New York Times? | Tom Hall tells us in this article from the World Socialist Web Site.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/07/1882378…

News Hounds Ignore Red Meat in D.C., Gnaw on Bone in New York
Gregory Glover | truthdig.com | 2019-06-11
Monday's House Judiciary Committee hearing was just getting started when the first reports came in: New York. Aircraft. Building.
truthdig.com/articles/democrats-launch-m…

House Dems summon Watergate witness for bizarre 'historical perspective' on Mueller report
rt.com | 2019-06-11
House Democrats, no longer content to merely shout that Russiagate is just like Watergate, have actually hauled in Richard Nixon's White House counsel to testify on the Mueller report in a surreal attempt at guilt-by-association. | …
rt.com/usa/461562-house-democrats-waterg…

Ottawa and the Worst of the Venezuelan Opposition
Manuel E. Yepe | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-11
Canada has not only financed and supported opposition parties in Venezuela, but has also openly allied itself with some of that country's most undemocratic and extremist elements. The Canadian liberal government has openly supported the Voluntad Popular (VP) party's offer to seize power by force since January 2019, although Ottawa has actually given its support…
counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/ottawa-and-t…

Trump expands network of immigrant concentration camps
wsws.org | 2019-06-11
The Democratic Party is facilitating Trump's escalation of attacks on immigrant workers as well as his moves toward unchecked presidential power.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/11/pers…

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-…

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-wo…

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…

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-sug…

Mexican Senate to Discuss Migration Deal with US
plenglish.com | 2019-06-10
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.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

There Is Bipartisan Support to Stop Trump From Selling Arms to Saudi Arabia
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-10
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…
truthout.org/articles/there-is-bipartisa…

Bernie urges McConnell to bring $15 minimum wage bill to Senate floor
Andrew Emett | nationofchange.org | 2019-06-10
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…
nationofchange.org/2019/06/10/bernie-urg…

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-hos…

'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-wro…

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-hos…

Colombia: FARC Leader Santrich Cleared to Swear In as Lawmaker
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
The Commission of Accreditation of the House of Representatives of Colombia authorized on Monday the former leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Seuxis Paucias Hernandez Solarte, known as "Jesus Santrich", to swear in and take his seat in the Colombian Congress. | RELATED: | Colombia: FARC Leader Jesus Santrich Freed at Top Court's Order | Three of the five congressmen that make up the collegiate body accepted Santrich's accreditations and determined that…
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Justice Department Agrees to Release Key Mueller Evidence to Congress
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-06-10
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.
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Somali. Black. Muslim. Woman. Refugee. American: The Making of Ilhan Omar
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-10
(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 …

Somali. Black. Muslim. Woman. Refugee. American: The Making of Ilhan Omar

Somali. Black. Muslim. Woman. Refugee. American: The Making of Ilhan Omar
Middle East Eye | theantimedia.com | 2019-06-10
(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 …

Somali. Black. Muslim. Woman. Refugee. American: The Making of Ilhan Omar

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…
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Why Republicans Should Sack the President
Walter Clemens | counterpunch.org | 2019-06-10
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.
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Racist Gerrymandering Created a GOP Stronghold in the South. We Must Fight Back
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-06-10
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…
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With labor support, House OKs bill to keep Dreamers, TPS beneficiaries in U.S
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2019-06-10
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 …
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What Life is Like When Abortion is Banned
Margaret Wurth | progressive.org | 2019-06-10
"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."
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What Life is Like When Abortion is Banned
Margaret Wurth | progressive.org | 2019-06-10
"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."
progressive.org/dispatches/life-abortion…

Rev. William Barber: Racist Gerrymandering Created a GOP Stronghold in the South. We Must Fight Back
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-10
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…
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Rev. William Barber: Racist Gerrymandering Created a GOP Stronghold in the South. We Must Fight Back
MAIL | democracynow.org | 2019-06-10
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…
www.democracynow.org/2019/6/10/rev_willi…

Quebec Movement for Peace disrupts a Speech by Irwin Cotler on "Canada as a Human Rights Leader"
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-10
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/quebec-moveme…

Quebec Movement for Peace disrupts a Speech by Irwin Cotler on "Canada as a Human Rights Leader"
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-06-10
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2019/06/quebec-moveme…

Colombia: 3 Indigenous Social Leaders Murdered
telesurenglish.net | 2019-06-10
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…
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Bolivia to Foster a Culture of Peace at UN
plenglish.com | 2019-06-10
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.
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Port-au-Prince Calm but Tense, after Day of Demonstrations
plenglish.com | 2019-06-10
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.
www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id…

Stop Privatizations Of Veterans Hospitals! AFGE Members &. Vets Speak Out At Ft. Miley
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2019-06-10
As part of a national day of action on June 6, 2019 members of AFGE Local 1216, veterans and the Veterans for Peace rallied and spoke out about the privatization of the Veterans healthcare system.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/06/1882378…

Bernie Sanders uses NY Times op-ed to reassure big business
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2019-06-10
What was the Democratic candidate for president Bernie Sanders hiding in an op-ed he just wrote for the New York Times? | Tom Hall tells us in this article from the World Socialist Web Site.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/06/07/1882378…

Why an "Apology Tour" Is Needed: An Open Letter to Joe Biden
Norman Solomon | commondreams.org | 2019-06-10
Former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks to a crowd at a Democratic National Committee event at Flourish in Atlanta on June 6, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo: Dustin Chambers/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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WHO notes significant reduction in new Ebola cases, deaths
CGTN Africa | cgtn.com | 2019-06-10
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…
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Democrats, Mexican president collaborate with Trump's anti-immigrant crackdown
wsws.org | 2019-06-10
The US also announced it will house 3,000 to 4,000 immigrant children at army base internment camps.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/10/immi…

Mass protests erupt in Hong Kong
wsws.org | 2019-06-10
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/10/pers…

Charter Schools Are a Major Dividing Line for the 2020 Democratic Candidates—Education Fights in Pennsylvania Point the Way
Jeff Bryant | commondreams.org | 2019-06-10
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…
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'Shenanigans' on Progressive Kat Brezler in White Plains NY Democratic Primary Endemic of Intraparty Struggle
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-06-10
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Democrats Face Decision On Impeachment
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-06-10
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…
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