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NATO Returns to Libya to Challenge Russia
M. K. Bhadrakumar | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-04
The great game in Libya has begun surging with the United States shedding its strategic ambivalence and resorting to a proactive role. At the end of May, the Pentagon marked a dramatic escalation by accusing Moscow of bolstering "Kremlin-linked mercenaries" who are allegedly helping Khalifa Haftar, the eastern warlord in Libya. In an extraordinary statement…
13 Killed and 9,300 Arrested as United States Attempts to Halt National Unrest
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
More than 20,000 National Guard deployed in 29 states along with thousands more local, federal and military troops cannot quell the anger of African Americans and their allies | *** | Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced in a press conference on …
Vital UN peace and security work continues amid COVID-19 challenge
news.un.org | 2020-06-04
The military chiefs at three UN missions in Africa and the Middle East have shared how they are protecting peacekeepers from COVID-19 while also fulfilling their mandates in rapidly changing environments.
WHO chief updates journalists on Ebola outbreak, COVID-19 treatment study
news.un.org | 2020-06-03
Nearly 50 staff from the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners arrived in Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Wednesday, location of the country's latest Ebola outbreak.
Continued resistance to school reopening in South Africa
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-03
The 27,000 members-strong Educators Union of South Africa (EUSA) has sought Pretoria High Court's interdict against the South African government's decision to reopen schools starting from June 8. | On Tuesday, June 2, an urgent application filed by the union on May 29 naming Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga as the respondent, was scheduled for its first hearing. | However, the judge postponed the matter till June 9, "stating that the department (of basic education) was not ready to proceed and that he needed more time to familiarize himself with the matter as it of a higher profile," EUSA said in a statem…
Big banks profit from COVID-19 as food, shelter, even water at risk for millions
G. Dunkel | workers.org | 2020-06-03
On top of COVID-19, another epidemic
Armed Israeli Settlers Raze 350 Palestinian-owned Land, Kick Farmers off Land
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-06-03
An illegal Israeli settler, on Tuesday, razed lands in the Palestinian Bedouin community al-Malihat area, northwest of the occupied West Bank city of Jericho, according to sources. Suleiman Malihat, Fatah official, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that an armed colonist levelled 350 dunams of Palestinian-owned lands, to build a separation …
NATO returns to Libya to challenge Russia
M.K. Bhadrakumar | mronline.org | 2020-06-02
The great game in Libya has begun surging with the United States shedding its strategic ambivalence and resorting to a proactive role. At the end of May, the Pentagon marked a dramatic escalation by accusing Moscow of bolstering "Kremlin-linked mercenaries" who are allegedly helping Khalifa Haftar, the eastern warlord in Libya.
Address 'appalling impact' of COVID-19 on minorities, UN rights chief urges
news.un.org | 2020-06-02
Urgent action is needed to address "the major disproportionate impact" of COVID-19 on racial and ethnic minorities, including people of African descent, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday.
Final Technocratic "Lock Step" Plan Is Here As Martial Law Rolls Out Across The Nation
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-06-02
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 (6/1/20). 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 …
NEO: The Strange Case of an America in Flames
Gordon Duff | thealtworld.com | 2020-06-02
The tricks used against Libya, Syria and Ukraine are come home to roost | For a decade or more, the world has seen riots that weren't riots at all, Maidan Square, Hong Kong, Tripoli, Cairo and they have seen terror attacks, Paris, Boston and others. All have been staged. | Now the US is in flames. | Is there something in common here? It doesn't take a genius to figure out that Ukraine was overthrown by a CIA plot or that the Arab Spring, the series of fake revolutions, albeit failed, in Syria were staged as well, every single one. | Now those who have turned the world inside out are ready to turn inward, albeit "
A Structured, Electronic Approach to Shared Decision-making and Attempted Trial of Labor
Swamy GK, Grotegut CA. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-06-02
In 2018, more than 1.2 million pregnant women in the US underwent a cesarean delivery as part of their birth experience. Maternal indications for cesarean delivery include a lack of progress during labor, placental abnormalities, and complex medical conditions. Fetal conditions include multifetal gestation, fetal malpresentation (breech), congenital anomalies, and fetal intolerance of labor. Although generally safe for mother and fetus, cesarean deliveries are associated with significantly higher risk of maternal morbidity, including maternal transfusion, surgical injury, unplanned hysterectomy, intensive care un…
New study shows how SARS-CoV-2 made its journey from bats to humans
Sandipan Talukdar | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-06-02
A lot has been said about the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, both in terms of conspiracy theories and scientific evidence. While the conspiracy theorists still spitefully campaign that the novel coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab or it was accidentally leaked from the lab, evidence contradicts such malicious notions and has firmly said that the virus has natural roots. It has also been said that the novel coronavirus jumped to humans from bats via another mammal, the pangolins. | In a latest development, scientists have found that the SARS-CoV-2 could jump to humans from animals by doing crucial rearrangem…
Say Her Name: Breonna Taylor Was Killed by Police in March. Why Haven't the Officers Faced Charges?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-04
We go to Louisville, where protesters are calling for charges against the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old African American woman who was an emergency room technician treating COVID patients and was shot to death by police inside her own apartment in March. This comes as the National Guard fired shots at a crowd of protesters on Monday, killing David McAtee, a local barbecue restaurant owner who regularly gave police officers free meals. We speak with Sadiqa Reynolds, president and CEO of Louisville Urban League.
How Barack Obama Destroyed Libya
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-02
Libya's long-running civil war has taken a new turn in recent weeks after the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord launched an offensive against would-be strongman Khalifa Haftar, pushing him and his Libyan National Army out of Tripoli and a number of near-by strongholds. But anyone who thinks that peace is at hand after nine years of anarchy and collapse should think again. Odds are all but certain that all it will do is introduce new chaos into a country that has already seen more than its fair share. | But before we speculate about the future, let's pause for a moment to consider the past and how th…
Breonna Taylor Was Killed by Police in March. Officers Haven't Faced Charges
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-06-04
We go to Louisville, where protesters are calling for charges against the officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old African American woman who was an emergency room technician treating COVID patients and was shot to death by police inside her own apartment in March. This comes as the National Guard fired shots at a crowd of protesters on Monday, killing David McAtee, a local barbecue restaurant owner who regularly gave police officers free meals. We speak with Sadiqa Reynol…
Wales's health minister defends George Floyd protesters in US
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-02
Wales's health minister has defended people protesting against the death of George Floyd in the United States, saying the loss of black lives was the "biggest harm" to the country. | Vaughan Gething said that the US was not alone in appearing to be "going backwards" on race relations, and that though all lives should matter "in some countries they don't". | African American Floyd died in police custody last week after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes. | Gething, who became the first black minister of any of the UK's devolved governments in 2013, was speaking after posting a…
Bishop 'outraged' after tear gas used on crowds before Trump church photo op
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-02
A bishop in the US has said she is "outraged" after tear gas was used to clear protesters ahead of president Donald Trump visiting a church to pose for photos while holding a bible.Thousands of protesters had gathered at Lafayette Park by the White House in Washington DC on Monday as part of demonstrations over the death of African American George Floyd in police custody.Shortly before Trump made an address to the nation, police officers dispersed the peaceful crowd, firing tear gas and using flash bangs.After the president had used his speech to threaten to deploy the military if US state governors did not stop…
Almost 40k demand removal of statues showing colonial-era Belgian king blamed for Congo genocide
rt.com | 2020-06-04
Amid ongoing anti-racism protests in the US, two petitions have been launched in Belgium demanding the removal of statues depicting King Leopold II. Estimates suggest the late monarch's brutal Congo rule left some 10 million dead. | The petitions, launched several days ago, have already attracted nearly 40,000 backers. The campaigns demand the removal of all statues of King Leopold II, who ruled the country between 1865 and 1909. | While for Belgium itself he was a constitutional monarch, Leopold was also a brutal oppressor of Africans. The king was the founder
Disband the police? Minneapolis City Council actually considering celebrity advice
rt.com | 2020-06-04
Minneapolis City Council is now considering getting rid of its police department entirely, after four officers were charged in the killing of George Floyd, an African-American man they were trying to arrest. | Though the officers involved were fired immediately and charged with murder within days
'Near normality': Jordan to reopen hotels & shorten night curfew from Saturday
rt.com | 2020-06-04
The government in Jordan said on Thursday it would reopen hotels and cafes, allow sporting events without spectators and shorten a night curfew as of Saturday. The night curfew will be shortened to begin at midnight rather than 7pm, and day-long curfews in place every Friday are being scrapped. | However, PM Omar al-Razzaz told reporters that while the country had now returned to near normality, it would now toughen enforcement of social distancing to ensure there was no risk of a resurgence of coronavirus infections. | Jordan took early steps in mid-March to restrict the mobility of its 10 million people, sea…
Irish PM Varadkar hopes 'air bridges' with selected countries will be possible within weeks
rt.com | 2020-06-04
Within the next few weeks, Ireland hopes to resume air travel with countries that are at a similar stage in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday. | "I hope that as the world returns to a new normality, we will see international air travel resume, in the first instance through air bridges with countries that have suppressed the virus to a similar extent as ours," Varadkar told parliament. | "This however is some weeks away and it's far too soon for anyone to book their holidays yet but summer is not yet lost," the prime minister added. | Ireland requires anyone entering t…
More Elephants Found Dead in Botswana as Anthrax, Poison Ruled Out as Causes
sputniknews.com | 2020-06-02
Wildlife authorities in Botswana have reported at least 110 mysterious elephant deaths in the northwest part of the country – a jump from the 56 carcasses discovered as of an earlier announcement in May. However, anthrax and poisoning were recently ruled out as causes behind the animals' deaths.
WHO 'very concerned' by new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-04
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it is "very concerned" about a new Ebola outbreak that has recently claimed four lives in the western Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)."We are very concerned about this new outbreak in Mbandaka, where we have worked very closely with the government in 2018 to contain the last outbreak," WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said at a joint media briefing of the WHO and the World Economic Forum.The DRC government confirmed on Monday that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease is occurring in Mbandaka in the western Equateur province.The Health M…
PROFILE: Who is Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga?
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-04
A French court ruled Wednesday that Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga should be handed to a UN tribunal for trial. | The court is based in The Hague as well as in Arusha in the East African nation of Tanzania. | The 84-year-old was arrested in May in France. | – Who is Kabuga? | Kabuga was born in 1935 in northern Rwanda's Byumba prefecture, now called the Gicumbi district, bordering Uganda. | He rose from humble origins to become one of Rwanda's richest men, before allegedly using his wealth to sponsor the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi ethnic group
WFTU Campaign: Solidarity to the U.S. people's struggle
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-06-02
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions. | The popular outrage that erupted a week ago in the United States after the cold-blooded murder of 47-year-old African-American worker George Floyd by police in Minneapolis is continuing against the state repression and the brutal force used by the police. Hundreds of thousands of Americans took the streets over the weekend in more than 80 major cities, in two-thirds of the country's states, to protest state barbarism and racist violence, of the repressive forces. | Despite the outcry over the 47-year-old's…
As Protests Rage Over George Floyd's Death, Climate Activists Embrace Racial Justice
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-04
Friends of the Earth tweeted #BlackLivesMatter, and the head of the NRDC promised: "to be fully and visibly committed to the fight against systemic racism." | When New York Communities for Change helped lead a demonstration of 500 on Monday in Brooklyn to protest George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis, the grassroots group's activism spoke to a long-standing link between police violence against African Americans and environmental justice. | Elizabeth Yeampierre, executive director of UPROSE, Brooklyn's oldest Latino community-based organization, said she considers showing up to fight police brutality and racial vi…
US Police Forces Are Trained by Israel: The Knee-On-Neck Tactic that Was Used on George Floyd Is the Same Tactic that Has Been Used on the Palestinians
Timothy Alexander Guzman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
George Floyd, an African-American man who was murdered by a white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and three others in Minneapolis, Minnesota for trying to use a counterfeit $20 dollar bill at a store, now violent protests has overtaken …
Domination and the Murder of George Floyd
Steven Newcomb | counterpunch.org | 2020-06-04
In our documentary movie "The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code," directed by Sheldon Wolfchild (Dakota Nation), we quote language from the papal document Dum diversas, issued by the Catholic Church in 1452. The dehumanizing language expressed in that papal document provides a means of understanding the heartless killing of an African-American named George…
Security Council extends peacekeeping mission in Darfur, forges new presence in Sudan
news.un.org | 2020-06-04
The Security Council on Thursday extended the deployment of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and set out the parameters for a follow-on mission that will start its work on 1 January next year.
White Women Caught Tagging BLM on Starbucks
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-02
Two white protesters got called out by a black protester for tagging a Starbucks with graffiti repping the Black Lives Matter movement … and the bizarre encounter was caught on video. | Check it out … you see two white women decked out in all black and wearing face masks/coverings spraying 'BLM' along the side of a Starbucks in L.A., as well as other messaging. One African-American woman who's also protesting gets in their faces and questions what they're doing … and why. Watch what happens when she confronts them. | The white gals were NOT down to stick around for answers, as they mumbled incoherent respon…
Two knees: One a call for change, the other a murder weapon
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-02
A tale of two knees. One, belonging to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, pressed into soft green grass for a minute and 56 seconds. The other, that of Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin, violently digging into the soft tissue of an African-American man's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, senselessly robbing the man …
A Class Rebellion: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on How Racism & Racial Terrorism Fueled Nationwide Anger
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-06-01
In the largest nationwide uprising since the 1960s, protesters shut down cities across the United States over the weekend following the police killing of George Floyd, an African American man in Minneapolis. "These are not just repeats of past events," says scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. "These are the consequences of the failures of this government and the political establishment … to resolve these crises."
WHO to support DR Congo as Ebola resurfaces in the northwest
news.un.org | 2020-06-01
The World Health Organization (WHO) will assist the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as it confronts a new Ebola outbreak in the northwest amid the novel coronavirus pandemic and other challenges, agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.
Top Ten Signs We're Living in a Police State
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-06-01
"The further a society drifts from Truth, the more it will hate those that speak it."
Trump hid in bunker as police used violence to suppress mass protests
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2020-06-01
Trigger warning: this article contains video footage of police brutality that some readers may find disturbing.Donald Trump was rushed to a White House bunker on Friday by Secret Service agents as hundreds of people protesting the police murder of African-American civilian George Floyd gathered outside the mansion. This came as many thousands of people took to the streets around the US to protest against police brutality.Trump spent nearly an hour in the bunker, whi…
New Footage Reveals Moments Before George Floyd's Death
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-05-31
MSM Is Creating A Race War To Hide The Revolution, As "COVID" Control Measures Forced In Everywhere
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-31
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 (5/31/20). 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 …
Bill Gates' Web of Dark Money and Influence with Derrick Broze
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-30
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 (5/29/20). 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 …
"It Was Murder": Minneapolis Demands Charges in Police Killing of George Floyd, Calls to Defund Cops
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-29
As thousands take to the streets of Minneapolis to protest against the police killing of George Floyd for the third night in a row, we go to Minneapolis to speak with City Councilmember Jeremiah Ellison. Police pointed an automatic rifle at his head in 2015 when he was peacefully protesting the police killing of another African American man, Jamar Clark. We also speak with Kandace Montgomery with the Black Visions Collective, which is calling for the abolition of police.
Essential Remittances To Africa Devastated By Coronavirus Pandemic
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-29
Families dependent on remittances from seasonal workers are facing a crisis, even in countries without widespread COVID-19 cases.
US must take 'serious action' to halt police killings of unarmed African Americans
news.un.org | 2020-05-28
The UN human rights chief on Thursday condemned the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd while in police custody in the city of Minneapolis, calling it the latest in "a long line of killings of unarmed African Americans by US police officers and members of the public".
A Death in Herzliya: Mystery Remains About the Death of the Chinese Ambassador
ahtribune.com | 2020-05-27
On Sunday morning May 17th, China's Ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, was found dead in bed inside his official residence in the Tel Aviv upscale suburb of Herzliya. He was 57 years old, married and the father of a son, and had been appointed to his position in February. He was reported to be in good health. His wife and son were not yet in Israel when he died.
All The Numbers Are Wrong, Not Just COVID & They're Being Used To Justify "Immunity Passports"
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-27
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 (5/26/20). 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 …
The effect of co-morbid anxiety on remission from depression for people participating in a randomised controlled trial of the Friendship Bench intervention in Zimbabwe
Melanie Amna Abas, Helen Anne Weiss, Victoria Simms, Ruth Verhey, Simbarashe Rusakaniko, Ricardo Araya, Dixon Chibanda | thelancet.com | 2020-05-27
There is a lack of data from low- and middle-income countries on whether anxiety independently predicts a more chronic course for depression.
The Heat: COVID-19: US and South Africa
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2020-05-27
The World Health Organization warns about a second wave of the coronavirus, voicing concerns about countries reopening too quickly.
Zionists Have Feelings Too
ahtribune.com | 2020-05-26
Regular visitors to this site will be aware that I frequently write about the massive propaganda campaign being run by supporters of Israel to conceal the damage done by the Jewish state to actual United States' interests. One of the more interesting aspects of that effort is the bowdlerization of language to extirpate some words that might have anti-Semitic overtones and to twist the meaning of others in such a fashion as to deprive them of any meaning. Providing loans at usurious rates of interest used to be regularly referred to "Shylocking" even in legal circles, named after the Shakespearean character in…
Closer Look At The COVID Profit-Motive, Bill Gates' Flexner Report 2.0 & Congress' Quiet Israel Push
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-26
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 (5/25/20). 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 …
Your "Immunity Passport" Future Begins To Materialize As Airlines Call For Digital ID Tracking Systems
Derrick Broze | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-26
The world's largest airline trade group has called for immunity passports, thermal screening, masks, and physical distancing to be a part of the industry's strategy for returning to "normal" operations. The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents 299 airlines, recently issued their publication, Biosecurity for Air Transport A Roadmap for Restarting Aviation, which outlines …
The Biodefense Illusion & The Final Push For Technocratic Control
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-23
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 (5/22/20). 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 …