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2021-06-19: News Headlines

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-06-19). 6/15/21 Israel Bombs Gaza, Palestine Breaking Cease Fire. indybay.org The 4th largest military in the world thanks to US taxpayers giving $4 billion a year above the table to the American military base, apartheid settler colony known as Israel is at this moment bombing the open air prison known as Gaza, a part of Palestine, which population of 1.7 million is 45% children, and has no military and no air raid shelters. See twitter.com/hashtag/FreePalestine?src=ha… | twitter.com/hashtag/SaveGaza?src=hashtag…

Eds. (2021-06-19). Nicaragua's political opposition as organized crime. mronline.org Despite numerous reports in international media to the contrary, none of the people arrested had been selected by any of Nicaragua's political alliances or parties as possible candidates for the upcoming general election on November 7th this year. | June 19, 2021…

Eds. (2021-06-19). Lessons from Eldridge Cleaver and the Black Panther Party. mronline.org "Revolutionary or Death" is the 2020 biography written about former Black Panther Party (BPP) Minister of Information Leroy "Eldridge" Cleaver. | June 19, 2021 | Newswire…

Martha Grevatt (2021-06-19). Ballot initiative advances to hold police accountable. workers.org On June 16, Citizens for a Safer Cleveland announced success in collecting 15,000+ petition signatures for a ballot initiative addressing the major public safety issue of racist police brutality. If the signatures are approved, voters can decide in November to hold police accountable through a commission that includes community activists . . . |

G. Dunkel (2021-06-19). 140 protests against racism, cops, far right sweep France. workers.org Marches and rallies against racism, the far right and police violence took place in over 140 communities in France June 12. These "Marches for Liberty" were scheduled to be held a few weeks before regional elections, where the far-right National Rally (RN/Rassemblement National, Marine Le Pen's party) will try to . . . |

The Canary (2021-06-19). Julian Assange's partner brands his incarceration 'intolerable and grotesque'. thecanary.co The partner of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has described his ongoing incarceration in one of England's highest security prisons as "intolerable and grotesque". | Intolerable: | Stella Moris and the couple's two young sons, Gabriel and Max, visited Assange in prison for the first time in eight months on the morning of Saturday 19 June. | Despite winning his long-running extradition battle in January against the US, Assange remains in HMP Belmarsh in south London pending the outcome of an appeal. | Moris stands with her children Gabriel and Max, as she speaks to the media outside Belmarsh Prison (Domin…

_____ (2021-06-18). Scheer Intelligence: The Second American Revolution. popularresistance.org Revolutions are traditionally marked by the year they began ‚Äï 1776, 1789, 1917, 1949 ‚Äï which elides the truth that it takes decades, sometimes centuries, for a radical break from the past to complete its tumultuous slow-fast processing through the sociopolitical fabric, with each challenge to the previous status quo just as likely to be rebuked as celebrated, undermined as enacted, co-opted as integrated. In this light, it may be more accurate to describe periodic progessive outbursts since the 1960s, from the Nuclear Freeze movement to Occupy to Black Lives Matter, as well as…

Katie Fite (2021-06-18). Kick 'em When They're Down: BLM Pushes Sage-Grouse Toward Extinction. counterpunch.org An apt motto for BLM's Sage-grouse habitat management across the West would be Kick 'Em When They're Down. The agency's grazing program is dead set on locking in everything that's bad for the birds. Cattle water projects and fences ripping apart habitats continue to proliferate across public lands. The livestock industry is driving this. Grazing

Jim McMahan (2021-06-18). Solidarity with Palestine at Port of Seattle. workers.org Seattle In response to the U.S.-backed Israeli bombing of Gaza and the ongoing dispossession of people in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and across Palestine, Palestian unions have called for global labor solidarity to disrupt apartheid Israel's trade. Global uproar against the Israeli regime's war, occupation and acts of terror and . . . |

Gerald Meyer (2021-06-18). Separate but unequal: Israel, Palestine, and the reality of apartheid. peoplesworld.org The facts are undeniable. In response to Israel's brutal treatment of Palestinians fighting to prevent evictions from their homes in East Jerusalem, Hamas, a spin-off from the Muslim Brotherhood, began firing short-range missiles manufactured from scrap metal into Israel. Within a few days, powerful American-made missile launchers, guided by the most sophisticated technology, began bombarding …

Jim McMahan (2021-06-18). Solidarity with Palestine at Port of Seattle. workers.org Seattle In response to the U.S.-backed Israeli bombing of Gaza and the ongoing dispossession of people in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and across Palestine, Palestinian unions have called for global labor solidarity to disrupt apartheid Israel's trade. Global uproar against the Israeli regime's war, occupation and acts of terror and . . . |

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-06-18). 6/15/21 Israel Bombs Gaza, Palestine Breaking Cease Fire. indybay.org The 4th largest military in the world thanks to US taxpayers giving $4 billion a year above the table to the American military base, apartheid settler colony known as Israel is at this moment bombing the open air prison known as Gaza, a part of Palestine, which population of 1.7 million is 45% children, and has no military and no air raid shelters. See twitter.com/hashtag/FreePalestine?src=ha… | twitter.com/hashtag/SaveGaza?src=hashtag…

Liberation Staff Seattle (2021-06-18). Seattle PD crackdown can't stop #blocktheboat movement vs. Israeli apartheid. liberationnews.org As part of the global movement to Boycott, Divest and Sanction Apartheid Israel, the Block the Boat movement has emerged to engage in peaceful direct action to stop the unloading of Israeli ships and cargo.

Staff (2021-06-18). Cops wanted to make her a felon, but missed a key piece of evidence. therealnews.com Michelle Lucas, a community activist and grandmother of four, was devastated when she was charged with two felonies for allegedly passing a counterfeit bill. Our investigation uncovered evidence that forced prosecutors to admit the police had made a mistake and had an unexpected impact on her case.

teleSUR (2021-06-18). Colombia: Police Brutality Leaves 1 Dead and 20 Injured in Cali. telesurenglish.net Cali City experienced a new day of police brutality on Thursday. One person dead, 20 citizens injured, and eight protesters arrested is the preliminary balance of the actions of the Mobile Anti-Riot Squad (ESMAD). | RELATED: | Through social networks, Colombians denounced that a young man died after being shot in the head in the Paso del Comercio sector. | In the evening hours, while the Copa América match between Co…

_____ (2021-06-18). How Not To Celebrate Juneteenth. popularresistance.org Juneteenth was largely a regional holiday celebrated by Black people in Texas and other southern states. It commemorates the events of June 19, 1865, when Union troops arrived in Galveston and announced that slavery ended as per General Order Number 3. "The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free." It is an important event that ought to be remembered, but its true significance has been lost. Juneteenth has become the latest iteration of liberal capture of Black politics, opportunistic virtue signaling, and the intentional mis…

teleSUR (2021-06-18). Organized Students in Colombia Denounce Police Brutality. telesurenglish.net Through a communiqué, it detailed that this afternoon several young people, among them members of this organization were carrying out a cultural protest in Puerto Resistencia in the city, part of the Valle del Cauca department. | The group said that the police fired directly at the youths and wounded one in the head and leg. | RELATED: | Given this, some students decided to move from Puerto Resistencia to Paso del…

Cassidy Morales (2021-06-18). Why Are There Cops in Schools? thenation.com Why Are There Cops in Schools?

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-18). Ohio shooting victim dies after he's run over by cops. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — An Ohio police car ran over a man who'd been shot and called 911 for help — and he died shortly afterward, police and reports said.

Ellen Glover (2021-06-18). 50 Years Later, End the War on Drugs. counterpunch.org Fifty years ago this month, on June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a "full scale attack" on drug use. It was the beginning of the War on Drugs. Nixon — and many presidents since — promised the War on Drugs would save lives. Trillions of dollars later, incarceration and preventable overdose deaths have skyrocketed

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