2020-06-15: News Headlines

Gabrielle M Haeusler, Robert Phillips, Monica A. Slavin, Franz E Babl, Richard De Abreu Lourenco, Francoise Mechinaud, Karin A. Thursky, Australian PICNICC study group and the PREDICT network (2020-06-15). Re-evaluating and recalibrating predictors of bacterial infection in children with cancer and febrile neutropenia. thelancet.com Degree of marrow suppression (low platelets), features of inflammation (temperature) and clinical judgement (severely unwell) have been consistently shown to predict infection in children with FN. Recalibration of existing CDRs is a novel way to improve diagnostic performance of CDRs and maintain relevance over time.

Stephen Kearse (2020-06-15). The Racist Roots of New Technology. thenation.com The Racist Roots of New Technology…

Mike Whitney (2020-06-15). Do Deep State Elements Operate Within the Protest Movement? globalresearch.ca "Revolutions are often seen as spontaneous. It looks like people just went into the street. But it's the result of months or years of preparation. It is very boring until you reach a certain point, where you can organize mass …

Ben Norton (2020-06-15). Wikipedia formally censors The Grayzone as regime-change advocates monopolize editing. mronline.org On Wikipedia, a small group of regime-change advocates and right-wing Venezuelan opposition supporters have blacklisted independent media outlets like The Grayzone on explicitly political grounds, violating the encyclopedia's guidelines.

Clare Daly (2020-06-15). Request for Compassionate Release of Julian Assange. globalresearch.ca FAO The Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP | Lord Chancellor & Secretary of State for Justice | CC The Hon Bob Neill MP | UK Commons Justice Committee Chair | Dear Sir, | REQUEST FOR COMPASSIONATE RELEASE OF JULIAN ASSANGE | As current and former …

Eds. (2020-06-15). Statement of Support for Black Lives Matter and Defund the Police. mronline.org Between 1963 and 1972, there were more than 750 Black-led urban revolts in the United States in 525 cities. How did sociologists react?>

Elijah J. Magnier (2020-06-15). US Congress "Caesar's Law" Directed against Syria: Who Does It Target and How Will It Affect President Assad? globalresearch.ca In mid-June, the US sanctions against Syria will escalate, with the enactment in Congress of "

WSWS (2020-06-15). New cases of COVID-19 reach 8 million as Latin America still to peak. wsws.org While the Western Hemisphere is currently the epicenter of the pandemic, there has been a new outbreak in China.

Jimin Kang (2020-06-15). What About the International Students? thenation.com What About the International Students?

Eds. (2020-06-15). Atlanta Police shoot and kill Rayshard Brooks as protests demanding racial justice continue worldwide. mronline.org "This is not the first time a black man has been killed for sleeping," said Rev. James Woodall, state president of the Georgia NAACP.

Prof Susan Babbitt (2020-06-15). Today's Science Deniers: What We Owe Galileo After 400 Years. globalresearch.ca On June 22, 1633, a sick and beaten old man, on his knees, had to "abjure, curse and detest" his view that "the earth moves and is not the centre of the world." It was "one of the most deplorable …

_____ (2020-06-15). Health Passports — biosurveillance and pervasive health monitoring to be rolled out. truepublica.org.uk By Rob Woodward — TruePublica: VST Enterprises Ltd (VSTE) the British cybersecurity company founded by tech entrepreneur Louis-James Davis announced recently that a 'sports health passport' style app was now in play to help kick start attendance at all British sporting events over the coming months as Britain emerges and recovers from Covid-19. VSTE want …

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2020-06-15). Trump's Illegal Use of Military Against Anti-Racist Uprisings Portends Battles Ahead. globalresearch.ca The backlash against Donald Trump's illegal show of military force against anti-racist protesters compelled him to withdraw the troops — for now. But we must continue raising the illegality of this use of the military and pushing for barriers …

Scott Ritter (2020-06-15). NATO's Colonization of Ukraine Under Guise of Partnership. globalresearch.ca NATO has extended yet another in a long line of "incentives" designed to tease Ukraine with the prospects of joining the transatlantic alliance, while stopping short of actual membership. | The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has designated Ukraine as an …

Lu Aya (2020-06-15). Buffalo Police Assault 75-Year-Old Longtime Peace Activist. zcomm.org Now Trump is attacking him too…

Lotus McDougal, Jay G. Silverman, Abhishek Singh, Anita Raj (2020-06-15). Exploring the relationship between spousal violence during pregnancy and subsequent postpartum spacing contraception among first-time mothers in India. thelancet.com : Women who experience spousal abuse during pregnancy have different postpartum contraceptive use patterns. The unique needs of this population should be incorporated into antenatal and postpartum contraceptive counseling. Efforts to increase spacing contraception use in India must consider experiences of gender-based violence and coercion.

Dean Baker (2020-06-15). NYT Gives Up on Logic in News Reporting — Tells Readers of Risk of Relying on China, with Zero Argument. cepr.net The NYT ran a piece with a headline that began "break the China Habit," and featured the subhead, "the risks of relying economically on the Asian superpower have never seemed clearer. But as the world tries to get moving again, it needs China more than ever." Perhaps the paper considered the risks so apparent that …

WSWS (2020-06-15). Workers' anger grows as auto companies continue coverup of COVID-19 in the factories. wsws.org General Motors and Ford have made it an official policy not to report the number and locations of confirmed COVID-19 cases at their factories, while Fiat Chrysler has also apparently stopped reporting coronavirus cases.

Edward Curtin (2020-06-15). Bob Dylan's Explosive Song "Murder Most Foul", History of the JFK Assassination and "The Interview" globalresearch.ca Imagine this: A so-called presidential historian for a major television network publishes an interview in the most famous newspaper in the world with the most famous singer/songwriter in the world, who has recently written an explosive song accusing the U.S. …

Eamon Whalen (2020-06-15). How Red Meat Became the Red Pill for the Alt-Right. thenation.com How Red Meat Became the Red Pill for the Alt-Right…

Hauwa Ahmed (2020-06-15). How Private Prisons Are Profiting Under the Trump Administration. globalresearch.ca There are more people behind bars in the United States than there are living in major American cities[1] such as Phoenix or Philadelphia. According to a 2018 report from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, nearly 2 million adults[2] were …

Paul Smeaton (2020-06-15). Towards a Digital Police State? Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair Calls for Coronavirus Digital IDs to Prove 'Disease Status'. globalresearch.ca 'Unless you're able to record some of this data in a way that people can use it's going to be difficult to go back to anything like a near normal in things like transport,' said Tony Blair. | *** | Former U.K. …

Philip Weiss (2020-06-15). It Sure Looks Like Trump and Adelson Have Cut a Deal on Annexation. globalresearch.ca Sheldon Adelson, the Israel-loving,

Elie Mystal (2020-06-15). We've Protested for Black Lives Before—and We'll Have to Protest Again. thenation.com We've Protested for Black Lives Before—and We'll Have to Protest Again…

Dr. Hakim (2020-06-15). Listening to our Anger and Angst. dissidentvoice.org The family of a killed protester demand fair distribution of bread (Credit: Tolo News) COVID-19 is clarifying a significant source of global anger and angst: inequality. At the start of the COVID-19 crisis, Afghanistan had 300 ventilators, only one ventilator for every 110,000 Afghans. As a medical physician, I gasped, my heart racing at the …

Lawrence Wittner (2020-06-15). Let Them Eat Weapons: Trump's Bizarre Arms Race. zcomm.org In late May of this year, President Donald Trump's special envoy for arms control bragged before a Washington think tank that the U.S. government was prepared to outspend Russia and China to win a new nuclear arms race. "The president has made clear that we have a tried and true practice here," he remarked. "We

Khalil Gibran Muhammad (2020-06-15). "Out of Options in Terms of Reform" zcomm.org Interview on the Racist History of Police in U.S.

Austin C. McCoy (2020-06-15). The Struggle Against Police Is International. Our Solidarity Must Be Global. zcomm.org These global expressions of solidarity underscore a long simmering discontent with state violence against Black and Indigenous people, and other communities of color…

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano (2020-06-15). A Knee on Our Throats. globalresearch.ca For two months now, most of America has endured a government-imposed lockdown. I hate to use that word — lockdown — as it connotes locking prisoners into their cells during prison disturbances. But it is the word that the government …

Jamel Shabazz (2020-06-15). Now More Than Ever, We Need Images of Black Dignity and Resistance. thenation.com Now More Than Ever, We Need Images of Black Dignity and Resistance…

Steve Sweeney (2020-06-15). Minnesota Cops 'Trained by Israeli Forces in Restraint Techniques'. globalresearch.ca Officers from the US police force responsible for the killing of George Floyd received training in restraint techniques and anti-terror tactics from Israeli law-enforcement officers. | Mr Floyd's death in custody last Monday, the latest in a succession of police killings …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-06-15). Trump at West Point: Un-Policing the US World. globalresearch.ca Donald Trump claims to be the law-and-order president of the United States. There does not seem much sign of this as the stitching of the Republic gets undone. Protestors have been given a considerable roughing up across several states; police …

Alleen Brown (2020-06-15). Organizers in Minneapolis Weigh Role of Community Defense Groups. zcomm.org "My greatest hope is that we can create a police-free city, and one that's safer and less racist and more beautiful than the one we have now. One where everybody's needs are met and where everybody feels like they have control over what safety looks like in their community."

_____ (2020-06-15). LSE Director: You cannot solve a global pandemic with national policies. truepublica.org.uk By Dame Minouche Shafik, Director of the London School of Economics. One of the paradoxes of this pandemic is that even as we are forced to turn inwards, we need each other's cooperation more than ever. Most of us are becoming more self-reliant — staying at home, engaging less with others, even braving baking and …

David Sims (2020-06-15). Spike Lee Has Made His Most Ambitious Film Yet. zcomm.org Da 5 Bloods is a searing Vietnam War epic that speaks to this moment…

Lynda Carson (2020-06-15). Fatal encounters with the cops in Oakland. indybay.org Protest Against Police Brutality and Killer Cops:…

John Malkin (2020-06-15). Chris Krohn & Drew Glover – Interview – May 29, 2020. indybay.org Interview with former Santa Cruz City Council members Chris Krohn and Drew Glover, recently recalled in March, 2020.

DJCFPD (2020-06-15). Monday 6/15: End Qualified Immunity for Police Now! A Supreme Court Briefing (webinar). indybay.org Online via livestream…

yenisafak (2020-06-15). Iran's coronavirus deaths near 9,000. yenisafak.com A further 2,449 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 189,876, Health Ministry spokesman Sima Sadat Lari said. | A total of 150,590 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, he said, adding that 2,765 remain at hospitals in critical conditions. | Some 1.269 million tests have been done in the country to date, Lari said. | Iran's daily number of COVID-19 cases dropped to around 800 in early May, but since authorities eased restrictions, daily figures have shown an upward trend, especially in the southwestern Khuzestan province. | Despite the rising number of in…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2020-06-15). U.S. President Trump sparks renewed interest in Juneteenth Celebrations Globally. indybay.org "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.

Gay Shame (2020-06-15). Aboltion is the Floor Not the Ceiling. indybay.org It is important to remember that institutional violence flows not merely from the bullets of the police but in fact moves through all elements of the social fabric.

Norman Solomon (2020-06-15). Corporate Media Are Focusing on Race — and Dodging Class. indybay.org Economic exploitation, hidden in plain sight…

CSPTES (2020-06-15). ILWU Work Action On W.C. Ports On Juneteenth STOP Police Terror & Systemic Racism. indybay.org The ILWU on the West Coast will shut down all ports on Juneteenth June 19, 2020 to stop police terror and systemic racism.

yenisafak (2020-06-15). Israel owns 90 nuclear warheads: Report. yenisafak.com Israel is believed to possess between 80 and 90 nuclear warheads, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said on Monday. | In a report, SIPRI said Israel continues to pursue a policy of ambiguity regarding its nuclear program. | It said that the number of nuclear warheads in Israel rose to 90, up from 80 warheads in 2019. | "The nine nuclear-armed states—the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)—together possessed an estimated 13,400 nuclear weapons at the start of 2020," the S…

pip.hinman (2020-06-15). The pandemic is giving rise to conspiracy theorists. greenleft.org.au

Speak Out Now (2020-06-15). Saturday 6/20: Are Mass Evictions and Homelessness the Next Crisis? How Can We Fight Back? (Online). indybay.org Online meeting, see link for details…

Eye Zen Presents (2020-06-15). Sunday 6/28: Out of Site: SOMA – A Virtual Performance-Driven Queer History Tour. indybay.org This is a virtual/online event. Online at 7pm PT. Link will be sent to all registered ticket buyers.

en.mehrnews (2020-06-15). Iranian, Turkish FMs hold meeting on regional developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 15 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with his Turkish counterparts on the regional developments and bilateral relations.

SF NAACP Youth Council (2020-06-15). Friday 6/12: "We are the Future" Youth March for Justice. indybay.org San Francisco City Hall | 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Pl., San Francisco, CA | Civic Center, San Francisco…

yenisafak (2020-06-15). Turkey: Gov't budget balance posts $14B gap in Jan-May. yenisafak.com The Turkish central government registered a budget deficit of 90.1 billion Turkish liras (some $14 billion) in January-May, the country's Treasury and Finance Ministry reported Monday.Turkey's budget revenue reached 389.1 billion Turkish liras ($60.8 billion) in the first five months of the year, up 12% year-on-year.Budget expenditures rose 15.7% on an annual basis to hit 479.2 billion Turkish liras (74.9 billion) from January to May — marking a 90.1 billion Turkish lira (some $60.8 billion) gap.The budget balance, excluding interest payments, posted a deficit of 25.1 billion Turkish liras ($4 billion) in the fi…