2020-06-12: Social Media Postees

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[Obituary] Jacob Plange-Rhule
Andrew Green | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
Physician, academic, and researcher who served as the Rector of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. Born on July 27, 1957, in Winneba, Ghana, he died from complications of COVID-19 in Accra, Ghana, on April 10, 2020, aged 62 years.

[Comment] Aspirin for Lynch syndrome: a legacy of prevention
Matthew B Yurgelun, Andrew T Chan | thelancet.com | 2020-06-13
Lynch syndrome–caused by pathogenic germline MLH1, MSH2, MSH2, PMS2, or EPCAM variants–is among the most common forms of inherited cancer susceptibility and predisposes to high risks of colorectal cancer, endometrial cancer, and other malignancies. Frequent colonoscopies confer a substantial mortality benefit in Lynch syndrome carriers but have inherent limitations.1 Some Lynch syndrome-associated colorectal cancers bypass a precursor adenoma phase, thereby making such tumours impossible to prevent via colonoscopic polypectomy.

Video: Syrian Army Repelled Militant Attack in Southern Idlib. US Air Force C-130 Plane Crashed in Iraq
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
The Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces have repelled an attack on their positions in southern Idlib. | On June 8, forces of the Ghurfat Eamaliat wa-Harid al-Mu'minin coalition of al-Qaeda-linked militant groups stormed the villages of Tanjarah and Fattirah. …

The Eugenicist's Playbook: Politicized Science Is Making a Comeback in the Age of COVID-19
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-11
Racism has spread under the guise of science for centuries and continues today with claims that African American and other minority communities have a genetic predisposition to COVID-19.

The Role of Police in a Racist-Capitalist Society. Defunding and Dismantling the US Police Being Fiercely Debated
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-11
Since the videotaped violent murder of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, there has been an upsurge in antiracist and anti-police brutality demonstrations and rebellions spanning across the United States. | When Darnella Frazier, the 17-year-old woman …

COVID-19 in Africa: WHO urges constant vigilance as cases top 200,000
news.un.org | 2020-06-11
COVID-19 is accelerating in Africa, with more than 200,000 cases and more than 5,600 deaths, the regional office for the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday.

"Pandemic II" Is Already Your Fault & US Gov Is Using Seattle And The Two-Party System To Divide Us
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-06-11
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (6/11/20). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

UN chief urges continued international support for Mali amid growing terrorist threat
news.un.org | 2020-06-11
The UN Secretary-General has stressed the need for continued international commitment to Mali, as the country continues to navigate the path to political stability while confronting numerous obstacles, including terrorism, and now the COVID-19 pandemic.

Victims of neoliberalism, poor countries face consequences in healthcare systems
Brasil de Fato | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-10
Healthcare is a political choice. The statement, presented by the Dossier n ∫ 29 of the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research, launched on Tuesday (9), is based on the crisis scenario deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic in four countries that have suffered the effects of neoliberal governments in recent years: Brazil , Argentina, South Africa, and India. | The study depicts the way in which, during the fight against covid-19, healthcare agents are considered essential, while it is widely recognized that they are not guaranteed many rights. However, the analysis argues that such evident neglect results fr…

Flood In Ghana's Capital Kills At Least Six People
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-10
A downpour that hit Accra, Ghana's capital, killed at least six people according to the information given by the authorities Tuesday. | RELATED: | Ghana: Wildcat Gold Miners Perish From Mercury Seeking Riches | George Ayisah, a spokesperson for the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), confirmed that the victims, a child among them, died on Tuesday in Okai-Koi North, a suburb of the capital. | The NADMO rescue team saved 300 citizens in two of the city's worst-hit a…

Angela Davis Slams Trump Rally in Tulsa, Massacre Site, on Juneteenth Celebration of End of Slavery
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-12
President Trump will resume holding indoor campaign events starting with a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 19, a day known as Juneteenth, that celebrates African Americans' liberation from slavery. The rally also falls on the 99th anniversary of the Tulsa race riots, one of the worst acts of racial violence in U.S. history, in which white residents killed hundreds of their African American neighbors. Legendary scholar Angela Davis says it's important to recognize that Trump "represents a sector of a population in this country that wants to return to the past … with all of its white supremacy, with all of its…

Historian Robin D.G. Kelley: Years of Racial Justice Organizing Laid Groundwork for Today's Uprising
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-11
As protests against police brutality and racism continue across the country, we speak with historian and UCLA professor of African American studies Robin D.G. Kelley. "We're not here by accident," Kelley says, crediting racial justice organizers for laying the groundwork for this moment over the last decade. "The real question now is whether or not this can be sustained."

Dangerous Ideas and Our Cancel Culture
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-12
Micah MATTIX | HBO Max drops Gone with the Wind from its archive because to keep the title available "without an explanation and a denouncement of [its racist] depictions would be irresponsible." Ah, yes, let's avoid "irresponsibility." | I've never seen the film and have no desire to see it, but it's now the number 1 film at Amazon and number 5 at Apple. Pamela K. Johnson reminds us that Hattie McDaniel, who played Mammy, became the first African American to…

The EU Continues to Talk Utter Baloney About Libya. But What's the Real Reason Its Warships Are in the Eastern Mediterranean?
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-11
It's often said that the EU plays no role whatsoever in the conflict in Libya and takes no side. And given that Italy, being the odd man in Europe, supports the incumbent government and its ragtag coalition of soldiers and militias it employs fighting under the so-called GNA — whereas most EU countries are more aligned to General Haftar (supported by Russia, Egypt, UAE and Saudi Arabia), it's easy to see how the EU can't take a single position. | But it has. Although at the end of May there was more waffling by the EU's foreign policy wonk, Spanish socialist Josep Borrell, who, undoubtedly frustrated by…

Tanzania Pioneers a Far Cheaper, Less Superstitious and Far More Rational 'Cure' for COVID Than Lockdowns
Tom Odula | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-12
Editor's note: Instead of 3 months of ruinous, masochistic, and superstitious lockdowns that the West opted for, Tanzania opted for 3 days of prayers. Both worked about as well except Tanzania's cure was far less costly in livelihoods and lives. Well done Magufuli! Brilliant! | Related: Tanzania President Questions Covid-19 Kits After Goat, Sheep and Pawpaw Samples Test 'Positive' | | Tanzania's president is again claiming the country is free of the coronavirus because of the power of prayer – s…

WHO Believes That Mass Protests Are Important Even in a 'Pandemic' Provided They're More Popular Than WHO
Pien Huang | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-11
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization took time at its daily press conference to address another pressing issue: the wave of protests against police violence and racial injustice. The demonstrations began in the U.S. when George Floyd died on May 25 after a police officer had pressed a knee into his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds while detaining him in Minneapolis. | The protests are now spreading around the world to Europe, Africa and other regions. | "WHO fully supports equality and the global movement against racism. We reject discrimination of all kinds," said WHO director…

Country Formerly Known as Spain Decides to Institute a Permanent COVID Dystopia, Flog Itself to Death
Armstrong Economics | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-11
FROM A READER IN SPAIN FROM A FORMER COMMUNIST STATE: | The new law in Spain for the "new normality" has been approved. Spain is in full partnership with Bill Gates. They've hammered out some of the final details of the rules. Spain will no longer be a destination for tourists. They are clearly cutting off 12% of GDP just to start. | So, masks are obligatory in all closed spaces (work, office, schools, transport, shops, etc… even at home when you receive friends/family who are not living with you in the same household –…

The Powers That Be Are Ecstatic That the Left Believes the Biggest Problem Right Now Are Statues of Dead White Men
Marko Marjanović | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-11
In the US and the EU both, we've witnessed the biggest monetary heist in history. We're sailing into a depression that central banks have set up for us over the past two decades. And we're doing so in the worst possible condition thanks to the Draconian, harebrained and unnecessary lockdowns that the politicians imposed on us. | Several of Empire's wars and occupations continue in Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, and Syria. Tension is being needlessly cultivated with China and Russia, and the entire architecture of nuclear arms control is just about done being thrown in that trash bin of history. | Simultaneously the…

Trump's 'Caesar' Style Siege on Syria, A Sign of Impending Regional Failure
ahtribune.com | 2020-06-12
Would be emperor Donald Trump has announced the 'Caesar Syrian Civilian Protection Act', to tighten the genocidal siege on the Syrian people. Without a hint of irony, this new edict imposes even more serious obstacles to the Syrian people getting access to energy, food and medicines, while claiming its purpose is to 'protect' those same people. | However the move comes as (1) a shrinking US military presence faces resistance attacks in both Syria and Iraq, (2) Washington's allies are abandoning the US-led 'coalition' in Iraq, (3) Trump has undermined his local allies in Lebanon and Iraq, by threats and economi…

U.S. President Trump sparks renewed interest in Juneteenth Celebrations Globally
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-06-12
"In 1535, the first enslaved Pan African were recorded in California. Spanish conquistadors brought enslaved Pan Africans for conquest and who were later breed with indigenous population (Afro-Latino) throughout "New Spain" and much, much later evolved into today's Republic of Mexico. Authentic Alta California History remains cloaked in slavery and secrecy that remains off limits for any principled dialogue as the California State Legislature prepares for a 2020 Juneteenth State Budget due next week.

U.S. President Trump sparks renewed interest in Juneteenth Celebrations Globally
Khubaka, Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2020-06-11
"In 1535, the first enslaved Pan African were recorded in California. Spanish conquistadors brought enslaved Pan Africans for conquest and who were later breed with indigenous population (Afro-Latino) throughout "New Spain" and much, much later evolved into today's Republic of Mexico. Authentic Alta California History remains cloaked in slavery and secrecy that remains off limits for any principled dialogue as the California State Legislature prepares for a 2020 Juneteenth State Budget due next week.

Cop accused of racism for citing research that police are shooting African-Americans 'less than we ought to'
rt.com | 2020-06-11
Major Travis Yates of Tulsa, Oklahoma is refusing to apologize and rejects accusations of racism, saying he was quoting research and not his personal opinion in a radio show appearance. The Tulsa PD has disavowed his remarks. | Yates made waves this week when his opinion piece about the wave of George Floyd protests went viral. "It's over America. You finally did it. You aren't going to have to abolish the police, we won't be around for it," he wrote in his piece, published by RT. | Also…

The Heat: Economist Paul Romer and George Floyd case
Mike Walter | america.cgtn.com | 2020-06-12
The brother of George Floyd made an impassioned plea to members of the ‚ÄãUS House Judiciary Committee. Philonise Floyd asked that his brother be honored with the end of police violence against African Americans. Floyd's death has ignited world-wide protests, calling for police reform. The …

Palestine calls for establishing intl. front against Israeli annexation plan
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-10
TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — Foreign Minister of Palestinian National Authority, Riyad al-Maliki, called for the formation of an international front against Israeli plan to annex part of the West Bank.

Ethiopia urges Egypt to stop pressure over Nile dam
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-11
Ethiopia has urged Egypt to stop "exerting external diplomatic pressure" while the trilateral talks on the Nile dam Ethiopia is constructing have resumed between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan on Tuesday.The call came in a press release issued by the Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Energy at the end of the second-day of trilateral talks on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.The negotiations restarted recently after the collapse of US-sponsored talks last February with Ethiopia quitting, saying US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin openly sided with Egypt by calling on Ethiop…

Coronavirus: Oman reports 1,067 new cases, 5 new deaths
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-11
Countries in the Middle East and North Africa region reported new COVID-19 cases and virus-linked fatalities on Thursday.In Oman, 1,067 new cases were registered over the past 24 hours, taking the total to 19,954, according to the Health Ministry.The Gulf country also confirmed five more deaths, bringing the tally to 89.A total of 6,632 patients have recovered from the virus so far.Minister of Health Dr. Ahmed Al Saeedi asked the public to limit family visits, and adhere to physical distance, wear face masks and observe precautionary measures.Bahrain's Health Ministry said that out of the 7,776 COVID-19 tests car…

Turkey's Istanbul Airport partially resumes int'l flights
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-11
The Istanbul Airport partially resumed on Thursday to international flights, which have been suspended for two months as part of the normalization process from the novel coronavirus pandemic. Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines began scheduling flights again from Istanbul Airport to Germany, the UK and the Netherlands.Entry was limited only to passengers, who started to come to the airport early in the day and had their temperatures taken upon arrival with thermal camera.Social distance rules were also followed both by passengers and airport personnel.Turkish Airlines' first scheduled flight was made…

Health Workers March To Expose Racism As A Health Crisis
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-11
Seattle, WA – Dr. Nkeirika Banda's phone was vibrating. "I'm scared to check it," said the HealthPoint family medicine resident. Her mom, who lives in Zambia, is a worrier — and Banda had just sent her family a photo from the intersection of James Street and Sixth Avenue, where she was supporting the Seattle's Doctors for Justice rally against racism and police brutality. "So I obviously didn't tell her that I was coming [to the protest]," Banda said. | Banda and thousands of other health care professionals gathered at 10 a.m. June 6 at Harborview Medical Center in solidarity with Seattle's Black community.

New Evidence Suggests Turkey Preparing for Libya-Style Military Intervention in Yemen
Ahmed Abdulkareem | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-11
Turkey is sending advisors and weapons into Yemen and flexing its influence in the war-torn country as it seeks to expand its power across the Middle East.

Sudan: Indicted war crimes suspects must be brought to justice — ICC prosecutor
news.un.org | 2020-06-10
Buoyed by the surrender of a key Darfur war crimes suspect, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is urging the Security Council to press Sudan to do more to bring other indicted persons — including ex-president Omar Al-Bashir — to justice.

Papua New Guinea: Ex-PM O'Neill charged with corruption
wsws.org | 2020-06-10
The purported concern over corruption by PNG ruling circles is in response to deep popular hostility amid a rapidly escalating social and economic crisis.

100 Cuban Doctors to Remain in Kenya Until the End of the Year
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-10
Kenya's Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe Wednesday confirmed that his country has renewed an agreement for a brigade of Cuban doctors to continue collaborating in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Italy Recommends Cuban Medical Brigade for Nobel Peace Prize | …

EU calls for immediate ceasefire in Libya and an end to all foreign intervention
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-10
The statement comes even as the warring factions in the country are backed by various EU members and are supplied arms by them. The conflict in Libya has escalated over the past few weeks…

Liberal Leaders Aiding and Abetting Rioters. Just the Latest Campaign Strategy to Usurp Trump
Robert Bridge | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-10
In a fractious election year that has already witnessed Russiagate, impeachment and a pandemic, Americans are now forced to contend with the malignant scourge of rioting and looting following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a white …

OOOPS: Black Business Ownership Collapses by 41% in US Lockdowns
Michael Sasso | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-10
The Covid-19 economic shutdown has hurt African American businesses the most among racial and ethnic groups in U.S., with a 41% decline of black owners from February to April, a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research shows. | While the pandemic has hit entrepreneurs across the board, closing some 3.3 million small businesses at least temporarily, the sidelining of 440,000 African Americans was especially severe. Black own…

America's Stats-Obsessed "Broken Window" Policing Brings Occupation to Poor Neighborhoods
Matt Taibbi | anti-empire.com | 2020-06-10
Editor's note: Taibbi bats it off the court with this one. Fantastic work. | | Watching all the terrible news in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, it's been hard not to think about Eric Garner. The cases have so many similarities. Once again, an unarmed African-American man in his forties has been asphyxiated in broad daylight by a police officer with a history of abuse complaints. He and his fellow officers ignore cries of "I can't breathe," and keep subduing their target even after he stops moving, unconcerned that he's being filmed. | Five years ago, while sketching the outline for a book ab…

Reparations to African Americans should be payed by Wall Street
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-06-10
African Americans are used as prison labor a.k.a. slave labor in prisons.

Putin stresses importance of Libya ceasefire in phone call with Erdogan
rt.com | 2020-06-10
Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday and stressed the importance of a ceasefire in Libya as soon as possible, the Kremlin's press service said. | The two leaders expressed "mutual concern over the mass armed clashes ongoing in the country," the statement said. Putin also stressed the need for renewed inter-Libyan dialogue. | Discussing Syria, Putin and Erdogan underlined the need to implement Russian-Turkish agreements on the Idlib de-escalation zone. | The presidents discussed joint efforts during the coronavirus pandemic, and noted the…

Senegal congratulates Ghalibaf on election as new Parl. Speaker
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-06-10
TEHRAN, Jun. 10 (MNA) — Speaker of the National Assembly of Senegal Moustapha Niasse in a message congratulated Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf on his election as Iran's parliament speaker.

Erdogan, Putin discuss Libya, Idlib over phone
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-10
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday spoke over the phone with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to discuss the latest situation in Libya and Idlib, northwestern Syria.According to the Turkish Communications Directorate, the two leaders also discussed regional issues and steps to be taken in…

Tanzania s COVID Free by 'God's Will': President Maghufuli
telesurenglish.net | 2020-06-10
Tanzania's President John Magufuli Sunday affirmed his nation is COVID-19 free due to prayer powers. | RELATED: | US Navy to Bar Confederate Flags From Ships, Aircraft, Bases | "Coronavirus in our country has been removed by the powers of God," Magufuli declared at a church service in Dodoma, Tanzania's capital. | Tanzania's health authorities said no positive cases for COVID-19 have been reported over the last six weeks, so the unofficial toll is superior to official reports of…

The Network In Defense Of Humanity Demands Justice For George Floyd
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-10
The Network in Defense of Humanity adds its voice to those of thousands in the United States and around the world who are demanding Justice for George Floyd. | The image of a man of African descent being killed by a racist policeman is very common in the United States. In fact, the police murder about a thousand people annually; a disproportionate number of them are Black. | George Floyd's murder was no different, but it has been on an exponential level since the scene of his death by torture was documented in detail as he told the white policeman "I can't breathe"–first he appealed to his torturer, then to…

Voter suppression in Georgia portends catastrophe for November
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-10
ATLANTA–The big story in the political party primaries on June 9 wasn't who won or lost, but voter suppression in Georgia — and what that could mean for November's balloting. That Georgia mess — a toxic brew of few voting machines, especially in African-American areas, breakdowns of a new voting system and lack of trained …

Video: Egypt Sends Battle Tanks to Libyan Border as Haftar Forces Retreat Under Turkish Strikes
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-09
The Turkish involvement in the Libyan conflict allowed the Government of National Accord (GNA) to turn the tide of the battle of Tripoli and even develop further success by expanding control over a notable chunk of northern Libya. | After capturing …

Arrest of Sudanese war crimes suspect 'extremely significant': UN rights chief
news.un.org | 2020-06-09
The arrest of Ali Muhammad Ali Abd–Al-Rahman, commonly known as Ali Kushayb, an alleged former Janjaweed militia leader in the restive Darfur region of Sudan, has been hailed by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, as an "extremely significant development".

Justin Trudeau: Campaigning for a Seat on the UN Security Council
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-06-09
Justin Trudeau is campaigning aggressively for a seat on the UN Security Council. Over the past month he has called about two dozen world leaders and recently organized calls with groupings of UN ambassadors from the Americas, Africa, Arab states and Asia. Just prior to the pandemic the PM attended the African Union Summit in …

Trump celebrates Senate approval of 'FIRST-EVER African-American military service chief' as Charles Brown takes over USAF
rt.com | 2020-06-09
The US Senate has confirmed General Charles Brown to be the chief of the US Air Force, the first time an African-American has headed a branch of the military. President Donald Trump jumped the gun to take a victory lap on Twitter. | …

The Heat: U.S. protests fallout in U.S
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-06-09
Demands for racial justice and an end to police brutality continue in the United States. As the white police officer accused of killing African American George Floyd makes a court appearance.