Monthly Archives: June 2021

2021-06-30: News Headlines

Joel Wendland-Liu (2021-06-30). Will Biden continue the racist Trump-era 'China Initiative'? peoplesworld.org Trump launched the so-called "China Initiative" in 2018 to target scholars who worked with Chinese colleagues on science-related projects. Since then, more than a dozen U.S.-based scholars have been arrested, jailed, put on show trials, and harassed by federal authorities. Notably, former Trump aid Steve Bannon's comment that there are "too many Asians in Silicon …

Staff (2021-06-30). Maya Schenwar Says Defunding the Police Might Have Saved Her Sister's Life. truthout.org As the U.S. marks 50 years since President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs on June 17, 1971, we speak with journalist Maya Schenwar, editor-in-chief of the news website Truthout, whose sister Keeley died of a drug overdose in February 2020 at the age of 29. Schenwar says her sister's death came after "a long cycle of criminalization" that made her chances of recovery much harder. "She became so afraid of being rearrested," says Schenwar, who notes that many drug users avoid seeking medical he…

Staff (2021-06-30). Maya Schenwar's Sister Died of an Overdose. She Says Defunding the Police Might Have Saved Her. democracynow.org As the U.S. marks 50 years since President Richard Nixon declared a war on drugs on June 17, 1971, we speak with journalist Maya Schenwar, editor-in-chief of the news website Truthout, whose sister Keeley died of a drug overdose in February 2020 at the age of 29. Schenwar says her sister's death came after "a long cycle of criminalization" that made her chances of recovery much harder. "She became so afraid of being rearrested," says Schenwar, who notes that many drug users avoid seeking medical help because of the fear of police involvement and incarceration. "Why are we supporting criminalization at the expense…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-30). Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 30, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 29, Taliban reportedly captured Baraki Barak district in Logar province | On June 29, Taliban reportedly captured Kaldar district in Balkh province | On June 29, Taliban reportedly captured Khoshamand district in Paktika province | Germany's last troops left Afghanistan on June 29th, according to the German defense minister | 166 Taliban militants were killed, 82 wounded and 6 others were arrested as a result of Afghan Army operations in Nangarhar, laghman,…

Joris Leverink (2021-06-29). Organizing in the midnight hour: an interview with Rodrigo Nunes. roarmag.org People raise their fists during a Black Lives Matter protest in London, UK — June 6, 2020. Vincenzo Lullo / Shutterstock.com | With the Doomsday Clock currently set at

Anonymous007 (2021-06-29). Military Situation In Syria On June 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 28, the US coalition base in the Omar oil field were targeted with at least eight rockets. | On June 28, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Ahsim and Barah villages | On June 28, unidentified persons killed two Syrian IDP sisters in the al-Hawl camp | On June 28, SDF arrested several alleged ISIS sleeper cells in Abu Khashab area | On June 29, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions west of al-Bab | MORE ON THE TOPIC:…

Staff (2021-06-29). Headlines for June 29, 2021. democracynow.org Pacific Northwest's Stifling Heat Breaks All-Time Records for Second Straight Day, Moscow Storms Break Russia's Record-Setting June Heat Wave, Dozens of Youth Climate Activists Arrested at White House Demanding Action on Climate Crisis, "An Overt Political Blockade": Minnesota Police Barricade Line 3 Pipeline Protest Camp, Ethiopia Declares Ceasefire After Separatists Claim Tigray's Capital City , Iranian-Backed Militia Strikes Back After Biden Orders Bombings in Iraq and Syria, Federal Judge Throws Out Antitrust Lawsuits Seeking to Break Up Facebook , Trump Reportedly Asked to Send Coronavirus-Infected Americans…

WSWS (2021-06-29). Ohio House passes bill criminalizing disobeying cops. wsws.org On the same day as Derek Chauvin's sentence for the murder of George Floyd, the Ohio House passed a bill designating failure to follow an officer's order as an obstruction of justice.

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