2022-06-20: News Headlines

Benjamin Norton (2022-06-20). Colombia's first ever left-wing president: Gustavo Petro wins historic election. What does it mean? multipolarista.com Gustavo Petro won Colombia's June 19 election, becoming its first ever left-wing president. We analyze what this means for Latin America, the US, Venezuela, the military, paramilitary groups, the powerful oligarchy, and social movements.

Kyle Anzalone (2022-06-20). Ukraine Parliament Passes New Laws Seeking To Purge Russian Culture. news.antiwar.com Ukraine's Parliament passed two bills that will restrict Russian music and books. If President Volodymyr Zelensky signs the legislation, it will be a significant step forward in Kiev's attempt to purge the Russian culture. The first bill will place heavy restrictions on any author who held Russian citizenship after the collapse of the Soviet Union …

Staff (2022-06-20). Over 200 feared dead in Ethiopia massacre. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Witnesses in Ethiopia said Sunday that more than 200 people, mostly ethnic Amhara, have been killed in an attack in the country's Oromia region and are blaming a rebel group, which denies it.

Patricia Gorky (2022-06-20). East European governments pledge loyalty to U.S. war drive. liberationnews.org The declarations of the Bucharest 9 Group underscore that the NATO governments of Eastern Europe are preparing for war, not peace.

Editor (2022-06-20). 100 Million people in America are saddled with health care debt. mronline.org To calculate the true extent and burden of this debt, the KHN-NPR investigation draws on a nationwide poll conducted by KFF for this project. The poll was designed to capture not just bills patients couldn't afford, but other borrowing used to pay for health care as well.

____ (2022-06-20). 13 killed in terrorist attack on bus in Syria's al-Raqqa. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Media sources reported a terrorist attack on a bus on the outskirts of al-Raqqa in Syria.

Staff (2022-06-20). Australia delivers first armored personnel carriers to Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukrainian News AgencyJune 19, 2022 Australia Hands Over First Armored Personnel Carriers To Ukraine Australia has handed over the first four M113AS4 armoured personnel carriers to Ukraine. This is stated in the message of the Australian Ministry of Defense…. "The first four M113AS4 Armoured Personnel Carriers being gifted to Ukraine departed RAAF Base Amberley last …

Rqorinoco (2022-06-20). Honduras: Xiomara Castro's Government, Advancing Along a Mined Road. orinocotribune.com By Giorgio Trucchi — Jun 15, 2022 | On January 27, Xiomara Castro took office as president of Honduras. It was a vibrant speech in which she made it clear that she was going to receive a country in bankruptcy, plundered, with a debt totaling more than 20 billion dollars, and with a clientelist structure practically intact of corruption and impunity, which in the last 12 years has been taking over public and private spaces. | A people devastated by poverty — almost 74% of the population and with % in absolute misery — and hopelessness. A growing number of people looking northward, not so much at…

Staff (2022-06-20). Australia ships first 4 M113AS44 armored vehicles to Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Australia handed over four M113AS4 armored personnel carriers to Ukrainian Armed Forces, Australian Defense Minister Richard Marles announced Sunday.

WSWS (2022-06-20). Julian Assange faces extradition and state murder while the war criminals he exposed walk free. wsws.org While they claim to be defending "democracy" in Ukraine, the US and its allies are persecuting a journalist for exposing their war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

WSWS (2022-06-20). Senate panel approves record US military budget for 2022-2023. wsws.org The 23-3 bipartisan vote demonstrates the support of both the Democrats and Republicans for a massive increase in Pentagon spending, including for the war in Ukraine.

WSWS (2022-06-20). US will double number of long-range missile launchers deployed in Ukraine. wsws.org The United States is preparing to further intensify its involvement in the war against Russia, doubling the number of long-range missile launchers sent to Ukraine.

TeleSUR-mcs, JL (2022-06-20). Reportan más de 200 muertos tras ataque en Etiopía. telesurtv.net La Comisión de Derechos Humanos de Etiopía exigió al gobierno federal encontrar una solución duradera al asesinato de civiles; además de garantizar la seguridad del pueblo.

TeleSUR, DRL (2022-06-20). Ejército de Israel asesina a un trabajador palestino. telesurtv.net Las fuerzas de ocupación arrestaron a 13 trabajadores cerca de Jenin que intentaron ingresar a los territorios ocupados.

HEAT (2022-06-20). A Juneteenth Message from HEAT, SF City College Students, Faculty, and Supporters. indybay.org Juneteenth is partly about the right to a free public education and that is being destroyed at SF City College. Fighting the 80 billionaires in SF is part of the fight for free public education for all.

Jason Ditz (2022-06-20). Iran Drops Call for IRGC Delisting to Be Part of Nuclear Deal. news.antiwar.com The US has ruled out removing the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from the terror watchlist, and has used that refusal to stall the ongoing nuclear talks. Iran is trying to break that stalemate. | Iran has Iran had often suggested this was just a possible topic, and taking it off the table may allow the nuclear talks to…

Moderator (2022-06-20). Hedges: The Triumph of Death. scheerpost.com Original illustration by Mr. Fish — "The Four Horseman" | By Chris Hedges / Special to ScheerPost | It is hard to be sanguine about the future. The breakdown of the ecosystem is well documented. So is the refusal of the global ruling elite to pursue measures that might mitigate the devastation. We accelerate the extraction of fossil fuels, wallow in profligate consumption, including our consumption of livestock, and make new wars as if we are gripped by a Freudian death wish. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse — Conquest, War, Famine and Death — gallop into the 21rst century. | Those who rul…

Staff (2022-06-20). Palestine Action permanently shutters Israeli arms manufacturer Elbit's London headquarters. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network salutes Palestine Action on the shuttering of the second Elbit Systems location in Britain after the Elbit Oldham factory! Elbit Systems is an Israeli arms manufacturing company with multiple locations across Britain. After less than two years of direct actions, Elbit's London headquarters, the location of numerous and costly actions, …

Editor (2022-06-20). Inflation in a time of Corona and war. mronline.org Evidence-based answers to the main (policy) questions concerning the return of high inflation.

Editor (2022-06-20). What's the story behind inflation? mronline.org The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the rate of inflation rose to 8.6% in May, the latest high in a period of rapid growth in prices following the COVID-19 recession in March 2020. Indeed, inflation is now higher than it has been in the past 40 years.

Juliana Musheyev (2022-06-20). Escondido, CA mayor responds to protests against eviction. liberationnews.org On June 6 dozens of community members called and emailed Escondido mayor Paul McNamara to demand that the eviction be stopped or the city intervene to ensure that the residents do not end up homeless.

Sahar Taiseer Kalloub (2022-06-20). Israel killed my father — before my eyes. electronicintifada.net Taiseer Kalloub was shot dead during a 2004 raid on southern Gaza.

Staff (2022-06-20). Gustavo Petro is Colombia's New President. orinocotribune.com The preliminary results on the electoral pre-count of the National Registry of Colombia reveal that presidential candidate Gustavo Petro, of the Historical Pact, is ahead of his opponent Rodolfo Hernández, of the League of Governors against Corruption. With 99.67% of the votes counted, the center-left politician, with .48%, obtained the advantage over Hernández, who partially accumulated 47.26%. | Petro tweeted at 5: 11 p.m. Colombian time: "Today is a holiday for the people. Let us celebrate the first popular victory. May so much suffering be cushioned by the joy that today floods the heart of the homeland. This…

Staff (2022-06-20). Iran bearing brunt of most number of refugees in region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Iran bears the brunt of the most refugees among the countries of the region, based on Islamic and humanistic standards, Special envoy of the Iranian President for Afghanistan Hassan Kazemi Ghomi said on Monday.

KD>>MovingGround (2022-06-20). Saturday 7/2: the NETWORK project. indybay.org Djerassi Resident Artist Program | 2325 Bear Gulch Road | Woodside, CA 94062…

____ (2022-06-20). China deepens agriculture cooperation with BRICS nations. ecns.cn It is still harvest season in Mato Grosso, Brazil, but farmer Eleonor Ogliari is already reserving corn seeds from the China-Brasil Agriculture Science Industrial Park, ready for the next planting season.

Staff (2022-06-20). Terrorist attacks on N Mali leaves dozens killed. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — News sources on Sunday night reported that 24 civilians were killed after an armed group attacked several regions in northern Mali.

____ (2022-06-20). Reality Check: Falsehoods in US Perceptions of China. ecns.cn US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has recently delivered a speech at Asia Society outlining the US administration's approach to China. With carefully calibrated language, he sought to promote the "China threat" narrative, interfere in China's internal affairs, and smear China's domestic and foreign policy, all in an attempt at full-blown containment and suppression of China.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-20). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: LGBTQ community faces barriers to care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org LGBTQ people can face specific health concerns related to their gender incongruence, sexual orientation, practices and social stigma. People in the LGBTQ community often experience barriers to accessing health care and preventive services, which can result in disparities in both cancer risk and treatment. "Many of those disparities are rooted in stigma and discrimination that have really historically been an issue for this population," says Dr. Jewel Kling, chair of the Women's Health Center at…

____ (2022-06-20). Fire sparks safety campaign. ecns.cn Shanghai announced on Sunday the launch of a campaign to investigate and rectify hidden dangers that threaten the safe production of hazardous chemicals after a fire broke out at a petrochemical enterprise in the city, leaving one dead.

TeleSUR, MER (2022-06-20). Felicitan a Gustavo Petro por victoria electoral en Colombia. telesurtv.net Con casi el 100 por ciento de las mesas informadas, Gustavo Petro obtuvo más de 11.280.000 votos de los colombianos.

TeleSUR, JDO (2022-06-20). Gustavo Petro convoca a colombianos a derrotar intento de fraude. telesurtv.net Denunció que sectores políticos distribuyeron tarjetones previamente marcados para anular votos e impedir la victoria del Pacto Histórico.

TeleSUR, JL (2022-06-20). MOE colombiana: Se han presentado errores inaceptables. telesurtv.net "Nuestro sistema electoral sufrió un durísimo golpe de credibilidad durante este proceso electoral, porque se han venido presentado errores de manera consecutiva", aseveró Barrios.

____ (2022-06-20). Celebratory atmosphere ahead of 25th anniv. of Hong Kong's return to motherland. ecns.cn A celebratory poster is seen at the seaside in Hong Kong, south China, June 19, 2022. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland.

____ (2022-06-20). Offshore floating oil, gas production and storage vessel completed in Dalian. ecns.cn FPSO Almirante Barroso MV32, super-large floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel and one of the world's largest FPSO projects, has been completed and delivered in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning Province.

Staff (2022-06-20). Iran wins bronze at IHF Youth Beach Handball World C'ship. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Iran defeated France 2-0 (20-16, 19-18) on Sunday to win the bronze medal of the 2022 IHF Youth Beach Handball World Championship.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-20). 6-14-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Men's health. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Men are twice as likely to wait more than two years between doctor visits. Almost 20% of men admit to going to the doctor just so a loved one will stop bothering them about it. Waiting can also cause medical issues that could have been avoided if caught early, avoiding any last second emergency situations. With this being Men's Health Awareness Week, and Father's Day around the corner, Mayo Clinic urologists Tobias Kohler, M.D., and Jeffrey Karnes, M.D., discussed…

Catherine Crockett (2022-06-20). Saturday 6/25: Reimagining Public Safety: Success Stories. indybay.org Monterey Peace and Justice Center | 1364 Fremont Blvd., Seaside CA 93955 | (between Sonoma Ave. and Hamilton Ave.)…

TeleSUR, ysm, JGN (2022-06-20). Policía Nacional de Ecuador se toma Casa de la Cultura en Quito. telesurtv.net Horas antes elementos de la Fiscalía General del Estado realizaron un allanamiento de la sede cultural ante la denuncia de una presunta presencia de armas.

TeleSUR, JL (2022-06-20). Cierran centros de votación en Colombia tras segunda vuelta. telesurtv.net Vega también detalló que producto del fenómeno de la niña varios centros de votación tuvieron que ser trasladados.

TeleSUR, JDO (2022-06-20). Ferroviarios británicos organizan un paro en defensa de empleos. telesurtv.net Insisten en su disposición a dialogar pese a la negativa de las patronales y el Gobierno de escuchar sus demandas.

TeleSUR, ysm, JGN (2022-06-20). Francia Márquez agradece a Colombia por cambio histórico. telesurtv.net La abogada y activista, reivindicadora de los derechos de los desposeídos, trabajará junto a Gustavo Petro para cambiar el futuro de Colombia.

Staff (2022-06-20). Deal could finalize if US adheres to JCPOA commitments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — Saeed Khatibzadeh stated that if the US agrees to lift all sanctions under its obligations under JCPOA and not to try to maintain maximum pressure components, the deal could be finalized on Iran's initiative.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-20). Consumer Health: Men's health and living a longer, healthier life. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Men's Health Month, and Men's Health Week will be observed June 13—19, which makes this a good time to learn about the biggest threats to men's health and what you can do to keep yourself healthy. Two of the leading causes of death for men in the U.S. are heart disease and cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is that healthy lifestyle choices can reduce your risk for…

_____ (2022-06-20). Iran and Russia Revive the North-South Transport Corridor. journal-neo.org Following agreements reached during the January official visit to Moscow by Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, to further develop and deepen bilateral relations between Iran and Russia, the countries have decided to jointly revive the North-South Transport Corridor. This decision has become particularly relevant against the background of the unlawful …

Orchard City Indivisible (2022-06-20). Saturday 7/16: UpCycle: 4th Annual Rummage Sale Fundraiser for ACLU & Other Orgs. indybay.org Parking lot at Campbell United Church of Christ, 400 West Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA 9 08. | Masks Required…

____ (2022-06-20). Iran urges IAEA to stop politicized approach to nuclear issue. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 20 (MNA) — A member of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said that the country expects International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to stop its political and biased actions against Iran.

____ (2022-06-20). Silt clearing starts on Yellow River before flood season. ecns.cn The Yellow River Conservancy Commission of the Ministry of Water Resources launched the annual water-sediment regulating operation on June 19 to discharge water from three reservoirs.

TeleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-06-20). Petrolera de Ecuador declara fuerza mayor ante paro nacional. telesurtv.net Petroecuador señala que las pérdidas reportadas entre el 13 y el 17 de junio se calculan en 27.700 barriles de petróleo.

WSWS (2022-06-20). Vote NO on the Providence St. Vincent sellout contract! Build rank-and-file committees to fight for safe staffing, good wages and benefits! wsws.org Are you a nurse at Providence St. Vincent? Let us know what you think about the contract and what health care workers should be fighting for. Please also register for the upcoming Health Care Workers Rank-and-File Committee meeting this coming Sunday, June 26, at 11: 00 a.m. PT.

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