Daily Archives: June 11, 2022

2022-06-11: News Headlines

WSWS (2022-06-11). Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov visits Turkey as NATO escalates war in Ukraine. wsws.org Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visited Ankara for talks to create a "safe grain corridor" from Ukrainian ports to world markets.

WSWS (2022-06-11). Biden administration lifts COVID testing requirements for international travelers. wsws.org The Biden administration is rescinding its mandate on testing requirements for international travelers before boarding flights to the US.

WSWS (2022-06-11). 2.6 million US educators and staff quit public K-12 and higher education jobs during pandemic. wsws.org As the mass shortage of teachers continues to deepen across the US, districts are scrambling for last-minute solutions which have further intensified attacks of public education.

WSWS (2022-06-11). Arizona executes two inmates in less than a month. wsws.org Frank Atwood was executed in Arizona this Wednesday, less than a month after the execution of Clarence Dixon. Both men were the first people to be executed in Arizona since the botched execution of Jason Wood eight years ago.

Contributing Writers (2022-06-11). Ukrainian Army Shelling of Donbass: A Day in Hell Without End/ By Christelle Néant. marktaliano.net Original Link Here: Ukrainian Army Shelling of Donbass: A Day in Hell Without End — INTERNATIONALIST 360 ∞ (wordpress.com) For several days, the Ukrainian army has been intensively shelling several towns in Donbass (Donetsk, Gorlovka, Makeyevka, Stakhanov) in the middle of the day, causing numerous victims among civilians. On 4 June 2022, Donetsk was heavily shelled. …

Richard Horton (2022-06-11). [Comment] Offline: Why science is not enough. thelancet.com "Listen to the science." The distinguished climate scientist, Thomas Stocker, was speaking at the Science7 Dialogue Forum in Berlin, Germany, on . The occasion was the publication of statements from the science academies of G7 nations on antiviral drugs for pandemic preparedness, decarbonisation, oceans and the cryosphere, and One Health. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb 24, 2022, the G7 has assumed greater political importance as a forum for influencing global affairs. The G20 has been paralysed by Russia's promise to attend its meeting in Bali, Indonesia, later this year.

Richard Falk (2022-06-11). Ukraine and the Risk of Geopolitical Conflict. zcomm.org The return of the nuclear question…

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-11). Barack Obama Says Ukraine War Is 'Far From Over'. news.antiwar.com Former President Barack Obama said in a speech at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit on Friday that the war in Ukraine is "far from over." "Make no mistake, this war is far from over. The costs will continue to mount," Obama said. "The costs will continue to mount, the course of events … are hard to …

Craig Murray (2022-06-11). Biden Works to Prolong Ukraine War 214. zcomm.org When we reach the stage that Henry Kissinger is a comparative voice of sanity, the political situation is indeed dire…

Bay Area Ukraine Anti-War Network (2022-06-11). Thursday 6/23: Protest US Escalation in Ukraine! No More Weapon Sales. indybay.org Barbara Lee's office | 1 Kaiser Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612…

A Guest Author (2022-06-11). Capitalism and baby formula. workers.org By Margaret Kimberley The following article was posted on Black Agenda Report on May 29. The baby formula shortage is not a glitch in the system. It actually exemplifies everything that goes wrong when the profit motive rules. Capitalism can't ensure a food supply or anything else that humans need. . . . |

Contributing Writers (2022-06-11). WATCH: Bashar al-Assad: Russia Restored Lost International Balance (English subtitles). marktaliano.net Damascus, SANA— President Bashar al-Assad said that Russia is facing a war that cannot be linked to the issue of NATO expansion, but rather it is an ongoing war that did not stop even before communism or before World War I, affirming that Russia's power today constitutes a restoration of international equilibrium. "So, we can …

Editor2 (2022-06-11). Backed by Israel, US and EU Allies Submit Anti-Iran Draft Resolution to IAEA Board of Governors. orinocotribune.com The United States and the three European signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal, backed by the Israeli regime, have reportedly submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors a draft resolution censuring Iran's nuclear program. | The United States and the EU troika — Britain, Germany and France — submitted the draft to the 35-nation board on Tuesday, accusing Iran of failing to offer transparent responses to the IAEA's questions over nuclear activities at three sites. | According to the draft, seen by Reuters, the board "expresses profound concern that the safeguards issues rela…

WSWS (2022-06-11). Virginia Thomas and Trump's election coup: More revelations about role of Supreme Court justice's wife. wsws.org The revelation of Thomas' expansive efforts in service of Trump's coup comes a day after leading Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate, Ryan Kelley, was arrested by the FBI for participating in the fascist assault on Congress.

Staff (2022-06-11). Mundial de Voleibol de Playa: Díaz y Alayo también abren con derrota. cubadebate.cu La pareja cubana de Noslen Díaz y Jorge Luis Alayo abrió con derrota de 0-2 su presencia en el Campeonato Mundial de Voleibol de Playa, un evento con sede en la capital italiana, donde las cubanas Leila y Lidy también debutaron con un revés. Los antillanos cedieron 0-2 ante los australianos McHugh y Burnett, con pizarras finales de 21-15 y 21-18.

Susan Jaffe (2022-06-11). [World Report] US infant formula crisis increases scrutiny of the FDA. thelancet.com Both Republican and Democrat legislators have called for changes following a shortage of breastmilk substitute. Susan Jaffe reports from Washington, DC.

WSWS (2022-06-11). Australia's Aspen Medical: A case study of healthcare privatisation. wsws.org Aspen's more than $1 billion in pandemic contracts followed decades of promotion of the company by Liberal-National Coalition and Labor Party governments alike.

Silke Otsch, Boris Ginner (2022-06-11). Tax evasion and avoidance and Democracy at a tipping point. indybay.org The biggest losses from tax evasion and avoidance are caused by multinational corporations, followed by wealthy individuals. Sums in the triple-digit billions of up to one trillion. Euros are evaded annually in the EU. Of the global private wealth of around 160 trillion. US dollars, between 21-32 trillion US dollars are undeclared via tax havens…

John Nichols (2022-06-11). South Dakota Voters Just Crushed the GOP's Antidemocratic Scheme. zcomm.org By a 2-1 margin, voters defeated the aggressive effort, backed by billionaire Charles Koch, to undermine direct democracy.

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-11). Austin, Chinese Defense Chief Trade Warnings on Taiwan. news.antiwar.com Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe held their first in-person meeting on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Friday and traded warnings over Taiwan. According to the Pentagon, Austin told Beijing to "refrain from further destabilizing actions toward Taiwan" and warned against any changes to the "status quo" across the …

Binoy Kampmark (2022-06-11). Fighting the First UK-Rwandan Refugee Flight. dissidentvoice.org June 10 bore witness to a valiant effort on the part of refugee groups and a trade union to stop what promises to be the first journey of many as part of the UK-Rwanda plan. Their attempt to seek an injunction failed to convince the High Court. Next Tuesday, the first flight from the UK …

Lyn Neeley (2022-06-11). Mass opposition to Biden's Summit gains momentum. workers.org President Joe Biden's Summit of the Americas is being boycotted by most countries in the Western hemisphere, and it is opposed by two large coalitions protesting Biden's refusal to invite Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua to this year's event. ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America), a coalition of . . . |

WSWS (2022-06-11). Washington Post promotes Trump's other "big lie": The Wuhan Lab theory. wsws.org The same day that the House Select January 6 Committee documented how Trump used his "big lie" about the 2020 election to justify an attempted fascist coup, the Washington Post published an editorial promoting Trump's other big lie: The claim that COVID-19 is a man-made virus created by China.

WSWS (2022-06-11). The pandemic, the global crisis of capitalism, the resurgence of class struggles and the tasks of the Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka)—Part 2. wsws.org As in every corner of the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has sharply intensified the crisis of the Sri Lankan capitalist class and President Gotabhaya Rajapakse's government.

Hélio Angotti Neto (2022-06-11). [Correspondence] The hijacking of science and truth by political conflict. thelancet.com Luis L C Correia and colleagues 1 filled their Correspondence with malicious and false information. Although they claimed to have no competing interests, at least two of them were directly involved in the approval of the recommendations proposed in the Brazilian guideline for COVID-19 outpatient treatment (which would only become guidelines if approved by the Brazilian National Secretary of Science, Technology, Innovation, and Strategic Products in Healthcare). These recommendations were disapproved because of too many inconsistencies, including meta-analyses with low statistical power.

Manish Patel, Minal Patel (2022-06-11). [Comment] Increasing children's global access to COVID-19 vaccines. thelancet.com Expanding COVID-19 vaccination to children is an issue for parents and decision makers worldwide. Among nine vaccines with WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL), only two are authorised for children: Pfizer-BioNTech's BNT162b2 and Moderna's mRNA-1273.1 The WHO EUL is required for vaccines purchased through the COVAX mechanism, but other vaccines without EUL for paediatric use, such as BBIBP-CorV (SinoPharm), CoronaVac (SinoVac), and Covaxin (Bharat Biotech), are used in children with local approvals.2 Because of lower rates of severe COVID-19 in children than in older adults, and inequities in vaccine supply, the WHO S…

WSWS (2022-06-11). New Zealand hospitals inundated, healthcare system "imploding" wsws.org Hospitals are delaying thousands of operations due to being inundated with COVID cases and other winter illnesses, thanks to the Labour Party-led government's homicidal "let it rip" policy.

Anders Husby, Lars Kà∏ber (2022-06-11). [Comment] COVID-19 mRNA vaccination and myocarditis or pericarditis. thelancet.com In April, 2021, international news media first reported rare cases of young men in Israel who had developed myocarditis shortly after vaccination with the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2.1 Since then, many observational studies from Asia,2 Europe,3—5 the Middle East,6,7 and North America8,9 have found COVID-19 mRNA vaccination to be associated with a short-term increased risk of myocarditis. Furthermore, this association has been established using multiple types of analysis, including comparisons of observed-to-expected rates,6,8,9 case-control studies,2 self-controlled cases series,3,4 and…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-11). Mayo Clinic Minute: What to expect with COVID-19 vaccinations for youngest kids. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could grant emergency use authorization of a COVID-19 vaccination for the youngest kids later this month. Pfizer asked the agency to review data and authorize its COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to 5 years.If the FDA committee recommends authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will still need to sign off on the vaccinations before they would go into the littlest of arms. Watch: The Mayo…

Hui-Lee Wong, Mao Hu, Cindy Ke Zhou, Patricia C Lloyd, Kandace L Amend, Daniel C Beachler, Alex Secora, Cheryl N McMahill-Walraven, Yun Lu, Yue Wu, Rachel P Ogilvie, Christian Reich, Djeneba Audrey Djibo, Zhiruo Wan, John D Seeger, Sandia Akhtar, Yixin Jiao, Yoganand Chillarige, Rose Do, John Hornberger, Joyce Obidi, Richard Forshee, Azadeh Shoaibi, Steven A Anderson (2022-06-11). [Articles] Risk of myocarditis and pericarditis after the COVID-19 mRNA vaccination in the USA: a cohort study in claims databases. thelancet.com An increased risk of myocarditis or pericarditis was observed after COVID-19 mRNA vaccination and was highest in men aged 18—25 years after a second dose of the vaccine. However, the incidence was rare. These results do not indicate a statistically significant risk difference between mRNA-1273 and BNT162b2, but it should not be ruled out that a difference might exist. Our study results, along with the benefit—risk profile, continue to support vaccination using either of the two mRNA vaccines.

TeleSUR, ysm, MER (2022-06-11). Canadá eliminará pruebas aleatorias de Covid-19 en aeropuertos. telesurtv.net La medida se implementará entre los días 11 y el 30 de junio en todos las terminales aéreas canadienses.

Staff (2022-06-11). Reconocen los CDR, en Ciego de àÅvila, a los donantes de sangre de Cuba (+ Fotos). cubadebate.cu Más de 11000 donaciones de sangre, un número importante de convalecientes de la COVID-19 devenidos en donantes de plasma híperinmune y otros resultados, convirtieron recientemente a la provincia Ciego de àÅvila en la Vanguardia de este programa en el país y en sede, hoy 11 de junio, de la celebración nacional por el Día Internacional del Donante Voluntario de Sangre.

ELEL (2022-06-11). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Rearte A, Castelli JM, Rearte R, et al. Effectiveness of rAd26-rAd5, ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, and BBIBP-CorV vaccines for risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2 and death due to COVID-19 in people older than 60 years in Argentina: a test-negative, case-control, and retrospective longitudinal study. Lancet 2022; 399: 1254—64— In this Article, the first sentence of the findings section of the Summary and the first sentence of the Results should read "358‚Äà431 (27 ∑9%) in the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 analysis". In table 1, the percentage of 60—69-year-old male rAd26-rAd5 cases; 60—69-year-ol…

The Lancet (2022-06-11). [Editorial] Mental health after China's prolonged lockdowns. thelancet.com On June 1, Shanghai reopened after a 2-month lockdown to curb COVID-19. On June 6, Beijing also eased COVID-19 restrictions by allowing restaurant dining and the gradual reopening of schools from June 13 in most districts. Although many countries instituted various forms of lockdown over the past 2 years, China's have often been the most stringent and frequent. Control policies, including school closures and stay-at-home orders, combined with the stress of the pandemic itself, will have exacerbated the already fragile mental health of many Chinese people.

Staff (2022-06-11). Sentencian a expresidenta de facto de Bolivia, Jeanine àÅñez, a diez años de prisión. cubadebate.cu Jeanine àÅñez fue sentenciada este viernes a diez años de cárcel por actuar contra la Constitución boliviana al autoproclamarse presidenta en 2019, luego de la dimisión forzada de Evo Morales. En el caso Golpe de Estado II, el Tribunal Primero de Sentencia Anticorrupción de La Paz condenó por unanimidad a la expresidenta de facto.

TeleSUR, mcs, MER (2022-06-11). Evo Morales afirma que políticas de EE.UU. han fracasado. telesurtv.net Evo Morales indicó que casi a 200 años de América para los americanos, esta generación proclama una América plurinacional de los pueblos para los pueblos.

Staff (2022-06-11). Luis Arce destacó la denuncia de Alberto Fernández sobre acciones de la OEA durante golpe de Estado en Bolivia. cubadebate.cu El presidente boliviano, Luis Arce, resaltó este viernes la intervención en la Cumbre de las Américas de Alberto Fernández, que denunció el "rol nefasto" de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) en el golpe de Estado a Evo Morales, en 2019. El argentino cuestionó la exclusión de Cuba, Venezuela y Nicaragua de la cumbre por EE.UU.

TeleSUR, SH (2022-06-11). Pdte. Maduro es recibido por su par iraní en Teherán. telesurtv.net Durante el encuentro ambos presidentes revisarán y potenciarán lo relacionado a la cooperación en materia energética.

TeleSUR, jaa, MER (2022-06-11). Pdte. venezolano: voz de los pueblos se escuchó en Los àÅngeles. telesurtv.net El jefe de Estado manifestó su agradecimiento a quienes se solidarizaron con Venezuela.

Branko Marcetic (2022-06-11). Trump wanted to privatize Medicare. Biden's letting it happen. zcomm.org The Trump administration initiated a program that critics say will pave the way for the total privatization of Medicare. Biden is quietly letting that program continue…

Liberation Staff (2022-06-11). WATCH: Electrifying closing plenary of the People's Summit for Democracy. liberationnews.org From June 8-10, people from across the hemisphere gathered in Los Angeles for the People's Summit for Democracy, drawing enthusiastic participation that eclipsed attendance at many of the official Summit of the Americas events.

Liberation Staff-Boston (2022-06-11). 105 educators fired in Malden, Mass. — students lead the fight back! liberationnews.org Students, teachers, parents and community members are demanding the reinstatement of 105 educators who were "pink slipped" in Malden, Massachusetts.

Natalia Marques (2022-06-11). Pan-Africanism takes center stage in discussions at the People's Summit for Democracy. liberationnews.org The panel "Pan-Africanism in Today's World" at the People's Summit for Democracy explored the fight against U.S. intervention in Africa and the African diaspora's struggle for justice in the Americas…

Anonymous Contributor (2022-06-11). Montreal Autonomous Tenants' Union Marches on Cogir's Head Office. itsgoingdown.org Report on recent march and action by the Montreal Autonomous Tenants Union against Cogir. Thursday, June 9th, the Montreal Autonomous Tenants' Union marched on the big Montreal landlord, Cogir's, head office. 20 Cogir tenants and their allies entered their building at 385 Viger. Most tenants were able to make it to the second floor to…

Editor2 (2022-06-11). Labor Activists Launch New Organization to Challenge AFL-CIO Foreign Policy. orinocotribune.com By Kim Scipes &#1 ; Jun 3, 2022 | Labor activists from across the country, members of a number of unions, publicly announced the creation of LEPAIO, the Labor Education Project on the AFL-CIO International Operations, over the weekend of April 8-9. They held a press conference outside AFL-CIO headquarters on 16th Street in Washington, D.C., on April 8th, and followed with a four-hour educational conference at the University of the District of Columbia the following day. | This is the first project to focus on AFL-CIO operations around the globe since efforts to pass the "Build Unity and Trust Among Workers World-…

Jim McMahan (2022-06-11). Museum workers hop on the union train. workers.org Seattle About 65 internal security guards in the wealthy Seattle Art Museum (SAM) just became the SAM VSO Union! VSO stands for Visitor Service Officers. The year-long organizing drive was victorious with 34-to-4 votes in the National Labor Relations Board election. The election covered workers at both the downtown Seattle . . . |

Plus News (2022-06-11). Uganda wins CECAFA Senior Women's Championship. plusnews.ug Uganda's National Women's Football team, the Crested Cranes has won the CECAFA Senior Women's Championship after defeating Burundi 3-1 in the final of the tournament staged at FUFA Technical Center, Njeru. The final of the championship was graced by the speaker of the parliament of Uganda Rt. Hon Anita Among. Now, in front of thousands …

Catherine Atim (2022-06-11). SME Chief, John K. Walugembe, graduates from Harvard University. plusnews.ug Uganda's Small and Medium Enterprise Chief, John Kakungulu Walugembe, graduated from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government on May 29, 2022. In a color full ceremony, held at the University's campus in Cambridge Massachusetts, that was graced by the United States of America's Attorney General, Merrick Garland; John received the Mid-Career Master in …

Plus News (2022-06-11). No working permit, no working in Ngoma Subcounty. plusnews.ug Ngoma sub-county authorities in Nakaseke district have embarked on registering all workers on farms including casuals due to the increased cases of crime in the area. Upon registration and vetting, the worker will be issued with a work permit to enable them work in Ngoma. According to records availed by the territorial police authorities, in …

Mickey Z. (2022-06-11). What do you REALLY know about student loan forgiveness? dissidentvoice.org The debate [sic] related to student loan forgiveness is almost always based on media lies and carved-in-stone ideological identities. For example, if you see yourself as left or liberal, you salivate each time Bernie Sanders evokes the specter of 100 percent forgiveness. Conservatives reflexively grumble about "big government" and/or "work ethic" without doing any real …

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