Daily Archives: 2020-06-30

2020-06-30: News Headlines

South Front (2020-06-30). Video: Russian Private Military Contractors Took Control of Libya's Largest Oil Field. globalresearch.ca Washington is concerned by the growing Russian influence in Libya as Turkish-led forces are preparing to storm the port city of Sirte, controlled by the Libyan National Army. | On June 26, the US embassy in Libya released a statement claiming …

Staff (2020-06-30). Confronting Prejudice Isn't Enough. We Must Eradicate the White Racial Frame. truthout.org The brutal enslavement of Black people lasted for a full 60 percent of this country's colonialist history. | It is this deadly longevity of anti-Black racism that we must grasp in order to understand the currently palpable and deeply painful anti-Black racist experiences that African Americans continue to endure in the 21st-century U.S., and the massive multiracial protests that have ensued. | U.S. anti-Black racism was founded upon the brutal enslavement of Black people. In the decades since t…

_____ (2020-06-30). The 2020 Elections: The Struggle Is For Power Not Reform. popularresistance.org The great African revolutionary, Amilcar Cabral, reminded us that without revolutionary theory there can be no revolution. | His reminder was not a call for abstract theorizing, quite the contrary. What he meant was that one cannot advance in practice unless that practice is guided by the most advanced understanding of the material and ideological conditions that revolutionary forces face. | Over the next two days, we will ground ourselves in our particular realities as they relate to our strategic and tactical engagement with the bourgeois electoral system in the United States. | Let's begin: | The ongoing and c…

_____ (2020-06-30). Silence Is Not An Option": Black Women Make History. popularresistance.org Mainstream media and politicians have paid almost exclusive attention to ideas and images of Black men — whether as victims of police violence or as protesters against it. Yet Black women, who are no less subject to structural racism and violence, have been at the forefront of the multi-racial Black Lives Matter Movement for years. | ROAR associate editor Eleanor Finley had the opportunity to explore some of these subjects with Dr. Keisha N. Blain, an award-winning historian and Black feminist scholar at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Blain is also president of the African American Intellectual History S…

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-06-30). The fight to save South African Airways continues. peoplesdispatch.org The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (SACCA) have accused the country's Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) of "destroying" the state-owned South African Airways (SAA). | The accusation followed DPE's withdrawal from the Leadership Consultative Forum (LCF) on June 28, Sunday, after voting on the SAA business rescue plan was adjourned with the support of majority of the stakeholders represented on the forum. These included unions and the creditors of SAA, with votes at the LCF. | Voting has now been postponed until July 14, by when the Business…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). Libya pushes back at Macron's remarks on Turkey. yenisafak.com Libya on Tuesday pushed back recent statements by French President Emmanuel Macron on Turkey's role in the north African country."We hoped to hear from President Macron a position that states his rejection of [Khalifa] Haftar's 14 months of aggression against Tripoli," the nation's capital, said Mohamed Taher Siala, Libya's foreign minister, referring to an eastern-based warlord who has attacked the government. | Siala made the comments in response to Monday statements by Macron claiming the Turkish role in the Libyan crisis posed a "threat to Africa and Europe." | Last week, Macron also called Turkey's support f…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). Macron underlines fight against terror in Sahel summit. yenisafak.com France's president on Tuesday said his country would step up its fight against terrorism in Africa's Sahel Region."When France engages, it is Europe that engages with it," Emmanuel Macron said upon his arrival in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott before taking part in the G5 Sahel Summit."It is also our desire to Europeanize the fight against terrorism in the Sahel," he said.The Nouakchott Summit, that brought together the heads of state of G5 Sahel members Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, as well as France and Spain, follows the conclusions of a previous summit last January in Pau, France.At the…

yenisafak (2020-06-30). Burundi's new government sworn in. yenisafak.com The newly appointed Burundian government was sworn in Tuesday by the head of state and the senate, local media reported.President Evariste Ndayishimiye promised to combat corruption in public services and the COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in an address to the nation after the ceremony."Burundi will be managed by its sons and daughters with dignity. A country where all citizens can eat as much as they need, have financial independence to meet their needs," SOS Médias Burundi quoted the president. "Burundi is a nest for everyone. We call on all Burundian refugees to return to their country.

RT (2020-06-29). 'Not just an African issue': Female genital mutilation victim shares harrowing story with RT as practice ON THE RISE in Germany. rt.com An activist and victim of female genital mutilation (FGM) living in Berlin told RT "big action" is needed to tackle the issue in Germany, which has seen a rapid rise in women and girls forced to undergo the torturous procedure. | Artist and activist Fatou Mandiang Diatta underwent the dangerous procedure in her native Senegal when she was about four or five years old. | I remember how my mum asked me not to cry. Her face was so serious in front of me. I remember two ladies — one was holding my hand and the other one my legs. And there was a third one who did something quite painful… | Having been so yo…

RT (2020-06-29). 'Dilbert' creator prompts fury saying he lost jobs and 'my TV show for being white'. rt.com Cartoonist Scott Adams has received a barrage of criticisms from 'woke' Twitter users angered by his claim that he's lost three jobs due to being white, one being on the cancelled adaptation of his comic strip 'Dilbert'. | "I lost my TV show for being white when UPN decided it would focus on an African-American audience," Adams tweeted. "That was the third job I lost for being white. The other two in corporate America. (They told me directly.)" | Adams was responding to 'Star Wars' actor Ahmed Best (best known as the voice of Jar Jar Binks), who is black, tweeting about his struggles to get work in Hollywood c…

Patrick Cockburn (2020-06-29). The Blundering British Political Class has Shown the Same Incompetence in Both Fighting Wars and Coronavirus. counterpunch.org The government's controversial Prevent programme aims to stop individuals becoming terrorists, but it would be much more effective if it taught British political leaders not to engage in wars that become the seed-beds of terrorism.

_____ (2020-06-29). How Palestine Advocates Can Support Black Struggle. popularresistance.org Black people are one of the first and largest victims of Western colonialism and racial capitalism. We have never received justice for 500 years of racist violence and exploitation. | The US and most Western countries built their empires through profits from the Atlantic slave trade. | As an illegitimate settler colony that was built on the ethnic cleansing of the indigenous population and enslavement of Africans, the US requires the continuous subjugation of Black and Indigenous people to maintain its imperial domination abroad. | Accordingly, the greatest internal threat to the US empire is that of a Black revo…

news.un (2020-06-29). Water cooperation between States 'key' to Blue Nile dam project. news.un.org The Blue Nile is "critical for the livelihoods and development" of Egyptians, Ethiopians and Sudanese, the top UN official for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs told the Security Council on Monday, urging those States to reach a construction agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

John Young (2020-06-29). Sudan: Popular Struggles, Elite Compromises, and Revolution Betrayed. globalresearch.ca After more than six months of sustained and growing demonstrations across Sudan demanding the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir, on 11 April 2019 the military placed him under arrest and attempted to rule the country for an indeterminate period …

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2020-06-29). Sudan Holds Donors Conference to Salvage Its Economy. globalresearch.ca During several years of the Omar al-Bashir administration, Sudan's economy was largely shattered due to political tyranny, deep-seated corruption and poor policies. Sudan has a population of 43 million (2018 estimates), nearly 80% live far below the poverty line despite …

WSWS (2020-06-29). Sudanese asylum seeker shot dead in Glasgow. wsws.org The tragedy is the consequence of the brutal treatment handed out to asylum seekers in the city and throughout the UK.

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Sudan on high alert ahead of mass protests. yenisafak.com Sudanese security forces have been placed on high alert on Monday ahead of mass protests by rival groups on the first anniversary of a power-sharing deal between the military and civilians. | Forces from the military and police have been deployed across the streets of Khartoum. Main roads and bridges leading to the army headquarters in the capital have been sealed, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter on the ground. | Activists have called for demonstrations on June 30 to pile pressure on the transitional government to implement "goals of the revolution" that ousted long-serving President Omar al-Bashir last y…

Ryan Cristián (2020-06-29). NIH & Moderna Signed mRNA Vaccine Contract Before COVID Event Started & Shocking New CDC Mask Study. thelastamericanvagabond.com 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 (6/29/20). 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 …

en.mehrnews (2020-06-29). Iran censures naturalization of killing of civilians by US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) — In a tweet, on Sunday, Iran's ministry of foreign affairs lambasted normalization and de-tabooing of the killing of civilians in US military operations.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-29). US attack on Hashd Al-Sha'abi to have intl. consequences: Qom Seminary. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 29 (MNA) —Following the United States attack on Hashd Al-Sha'abi forces, the Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom issued a statement, stressing that this malicious attack was absolutely an arrogant one and it would have international consequences.

_____ (2020-06-29). Empire Files: Afghanistan War Exposed. popularresistance.org The perpetual occupation of Afghanistan has become so normalized and mostly serves as background noise to Americans. It's even jokingly referred to as the "Forever War," accepted as just a constant reality. A soldier dies now and again. A couple of dozen civilians get killed in another bombing. It's never enough to stir the population to pressure Washington to stop it. The endless war drags on. | Since 2001, almost one million US troops have been deployed to Afghanistan. Many repeatedly. Of those, 2,300 have died and the new revelation that nearly 4,000 mercenaries have also died fighting in Afghanistan, almost d…

Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir (2020-06-29). An Illuminating Farmer-to-Farmer Story in Morocco. globalresearch.ca Bill Nichols served as a volunteer consultant to the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) through the Farmer-to-Farmer Program (F2F) for two weeks in January 2020. Originally from New Mexico, now residing in Boston, Bill collaborated as an F2F volunteer with four …

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Spain says PM off to Africa, EU's list of safe nations ready soon. yenisafak.com Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is to make his first international trip since the coronavirus crisis to west Africa on Tuesday for a summit on Sahel region issues with other heads of state including France's President Emmanuel Macron.The European leaders will be joined in Mauritania by heads of the so-called G5 Sahel states – also including Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad and Niger – and U.N. boss Antonio Guterres, Sanchez's office said in a statement.The region is plagued by jihadi violence.In another sign of travel slowly resuming after months of coronavirus lockdowns, Spain's Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez La…

yenisafak (2020-06-29). Cuban medical team in Guinea-Bissau to combat COVID-19. yenisafak.com North Caribbean country Cuba has sent a medical team to Guinea-Bissau, a tropical country in West Africa to help in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, said media reports on Tuesday.A 21-member medical team — 11 doctors and 10 nurses — arrived in the African country, where Cuba has already extended assistance in fighting the deadly Ebola epidemic from 2014-2016, the Africa news website reported.According to US-based Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resources Centre Guinea-Bissau has reported 1,614 COVID-19 cases so far with 22 deaths."Today we received this Cuban team who came to join another team already present her…

sputniknews (2020-06-28). Glasgow Stabbings: Authorities Sought Profit While Taking in More Asylum Seekers, Katie Hopkins Says. sputniknews.com Glasgow, a Scottish city that took in more than 4,000 asylum seekers according to 2019 data form the House of Commons Library, suffered a knife attack on Friday. The assault was carried out by a Sudanese-born 28-year-old man.

yenisafak (2020-06-28). COVID-19 cases in Africa exceed 371,000. yenisafak.com The number of coronavirus cases in Africa reached 371,548 on Sunday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said.According to the health agency's latest update, 9,484 people have died across the continent, which has 54 countries.At least 178,407 patients have also recovered.South Africa has the most cases with 131,800 while Egypt follows with 63,900.Nigeria in West Africa recorded 24,100 infections, Cameroon in Central Africa 12,600 and Sudan in East Africa 9,300.Southern Africa, one of the five geographical regions in the continent, stands as the most affected with 137,000 cases.North Africa recor…

Ryan Cristián (2020-06-28). Mandatory Flu/COVID Vaccinations Begin In Tennessee Uni & Washington Mandates Masks "Inside & Out" thelastamericanvagabond.com 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 (6/28/20). 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 …

yenisafak (2020-06-28). Armed gangs kill 12 in northwest Nigeria. yenisafak.com At least 12 people died Saturday in an armed attack in western Nigeria, according to local media.The deaths occurred when armed gangs attacked the Unguwar Yabo village in Zamfara state.The country's northwest sees occasional clashes between the herder Fulani people, one of the largest ethnic groups widely dispersed across West Africa, and neighboring sedentary tribes.The Fulani, who migrated to the south to graze animals, claim farmers have tried to steal their animals and attack their people.Armed groups sometimes take advantage of the conflicts and organize attacks.Nearly 2,000 people have lost their lives in t…

A Guest Author (2020-06-27). South African Communist Party supports Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against Covid-19. workers.org The South African Communist Party (SACP) issued this statement on June 19. The South African Communist Party (SACP) welcomes the progressive thrust of the Joint Statement of the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity Against Covid-19. The statement was released on Thursday, 18 June 2020, following the summit, which was attended . . . |

RT (2020-06-27). Libyan refugee charged with murder in wake of Reading attack on gay men. rt.com Libyan-born Khairi Saadallah has been charged with three counts of murder, following a mass stabbing in the town of Reading last week. The attack, initially investigated by UK's counter-terrorism police, targeted gay men. | The 25-year-old has been charged with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder, the Crown Prosecution Service said on Saturday. The June 20 knife attack in a Reading park left three people dead and at least three others injured. | Although Saadallah had been investigated by British counter-terrorism police, there was no reference to terrorism in the charges listed. | Also…

The Canary (2020-06-27). Demonstrators demand justice for 12 year old refugee Shukri Abdi in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests. thecanary.co Demonstrators have gathered in London and other UK cities to demand "justice" for a 12-year-old Somali refugee on the one-year anniversary of her death.A huge crowd descended on the capital on Saturday 27 June in memory of Shukri Yahya Abdi, who drowned in the River Irwell in Bury, Greater Manchester, exactly one year ago. Many in the UK have renewed calls to demand a fair investigation into her death in the wake of recent Black Lives Matter protests.People with fists raised in the air carried a "Justice for Shukri" banner, and some wore T-shirts displaying the child's name.Protesters demanded 'justice for Shukri…

RT (2020-06-27). Glasgow stabbing suspect was Sudanese asylum seeker 'fed up' with 'hellish' shelter conditions, reports claim. rt.com Multiple media reports say the man who went on a stabbing rampage in Glasgow and who injured six before being shot dead by police, was a Sudanese refugee who had mental health issues and was put over the edge by hostel conditions.

sputniknews (2020-06-27). Glasgow Attacker Was Allegedly Sudanese National Who Threatened to Stab People, Reports Say. sputniknews.com Six people, including one police officer, were injured in Glasgow, Scotland, in a knife attack, Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson said on 26 June. The police don't consider the stabbing a terrorist attack.

yenisafak (2020-06-27). Africa's coronavirus cases near 360,000. yenisafak.com The number of coronavirus cases in Africa has reached 359,408, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Saturday.The death toll has risen to 9,283. The number of patients who have recovered hit 173,057.South Africa is the worst affected in terms of cases with a whopping 124,600, while Egypt follows with 62,800.Nigeria in West Africa recorded 23,300 cases, Cameroon in Central Africa 12,600 and Sudan in East Africa 9,300.Egypt leads in terms of deaths losing 2,600 people to the virus, South Africa 2,300, Sudan 572, Nigeria 554 and Cameroon 313.Southern Africa registered 129,700 cases, 2,400 fat…

yenisafak (2020-06-27). Ethiopia to begin filling Nile dam in 2 weeks. yenisafak.com Ethiopia will start filling its $5 billion hydroelectric dam on the Nile in two weeks, the government said on Saturday.The announcement came after an online summit of the leaders of Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt convened by the African Union (AU) for negotiations on guidelines for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).A statement by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office said the three countries have agreed to continue the dialogue and reach a deal within the next two weeks."Ethiopia is scheduled to begin filling the GERD within the next two weeks, during which the remaining construction work will continue. It is i…

_____ (2020-06-27). Police Under Pressure To End Training Programmes With Israel. popularresistance.org The video of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, an unarmed African American, for nearly nine minutes as he slowly died, gasping for air, has struck a familiar chord with many Palestinians and anti-occupation activists. | Since his death in late May, footage of Floyd pleading: "I can't breathe" and "they're going to kill me," has emerged alongside videos and stills of Israeli security forces taking similar positions over the necks of unarmed Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip. | The Israeli police force has tried to distance itself from any perceived similariti…

Students For Accountability (2020-06-27). Open Letter To CCSF BOT Pres. Shanell Williams & Bd: Do You Know Who Dr. Rajen Vurdien Is? indybay.org San Francisco Community College Board of Trustees President Shanell Williams and her Board have hired a new interim Chancellor Dr. Rajen Vurdien from the same Community College that corrupt former CCSF Chancellor came from Pasadena Community College. He had a record of discrimination against African America staff at the college and was condemned by the NAACP for his actions.

_____ (2020-06-27). Bipartisan Crimes Against Humanity In The United States. popularresistance.org Hundreds of people are unnecessarily dying every day with African Americans representing a disproportionate number of those deaths. Eighty million people are now without health coverage, millions are unemployed, over the next two months evictions will resume with an expected explosion of homelessness. And what is the response from the state that is tasked with the responsibility to promote and protect the fundamental human rights of its population? | While trillions of dollars were transferred to the corporate sector though the CARES Act meant to support the economy through the crisis, the state continues to igno…

Ryan Cristián (2020-06-27). "Pandemic II" Is Here & SURPRISE It's YOUR Fault, Mask Hysteria, GM Mosquitoes, BIOMILQ & Bill Gates. thelastamericanvagabond.com 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 (6/26/20). 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 …

Derrick Broze (2020-06-27). Social Credit Scores Are Already Here. thelastamericanvagabond.com People around the world are already being judged and denied access to financial services because of their social media data — and they don't even realize it. By now many of our readers are aware of the ongoing roll out of a nationwide social credit system in China. Starting in 2009, the Chinese government began …

WSWS (2020-06-27). New York City officials accused of undercounting and mismanagement after dozens of homeless COVID-19 deaths reported. wsws.org A new report gives an insight into the consequences of the city authorities' malign neglect as the virus spread amongst the homeless in the center of global finance.

yenisafak (2020-06-27). Malaysia COVID-19 cases drop to 191. yenisafak.com The number of active novel coronavirus cases dropped to 191 in Malaysia, according to health officials.General Directorate of Malaysian Health Ministry said cases increased to 8,606 with six additional infections while recoveries reached 8,294 with 23 patients leaving hospitals.A total of 121 patients died from the virus and the country did not report any deaths in the last 13 days.Malaysia has reported a single-digit case increase for the last four days and hopes to announce the stop of the spread of the virus in July.As part of COVID-19 measures, it declared a curfew March 18 and the normalization process began…

WSWS (2020-06-26). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

Gordon Duff (2020-06-26). America's War on Her Own Children. thealtworld.com On April 29, 2020, a 16-year-old African American boy was involved in what institutional staff decided was a dangerous confrontation at a 'for profit' child prison run by a politically connected healthcare firm. | The child threw a piece of bread and was crushed to the ground, pleading for air, until his breathing stopped, and he went into cardiac arrest in a full George Floyd moment, one behind locked doors. | About the same time, four African Americans were found hanging in trees, all ruled suicides by police. | There is a tie in here, which we will be developing but first we will look at this Michigan case and…

news.un (2020-06-26). In central Mali, community fighting and impunity, 'overwhelming' efforts to protect civilians. news.un.org Feeding an entrenched cycle of violence and reprisal, 580 civilians have been killed in Mali so far this year, as worsening security conditions and widespread impunity undermine efforts to protect people caught in intercommunal fighting, the UN Human Rights chief said on Friday.