2021-06-14: News Headlines

_____ (2021-06-14). Venezuela conference another example of Liberal hypocrisy. popularresistance.org On the one-year anniversary of Canada's defeat in its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council the Trudeau government is hosting an International Donors' Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants. While it may sound like a humanitarian endeavor, it's the latest phase in Canada's multipronged effort to overthrow Nicolás Maduro's government, which has included plotting with the opposition to anoint an alternative president.

The Canary (2021-06-14). Fears for migrant children facing 'detention' at Dover. thecanary.co There are fears that unaccompanied child migrants arriving in Dover will be "detained" at a controversial facility, after Kent County Council announced it cannot take in any more. | Large numbers of migrant children travelling to the UK on small boats has led to a repeat of the "unthinkable" situation, where the council says its resources are "significantly overwhelmed". | The announcement came as more people allegedly reached Dover on Monday morning. The high numbers of English Channel crossings in May and June look set continue. | No new resolution: | On Thursday, Kent County council leader Roger Gough…

news.un (2021-06-14). Around 1.5 million Lebanese in need, top UN humanitarian official there warns. news.un.org As Lebanon endures one of its worst financial and economic crises ever, the UN estimates that over the next eight months around $300 million is needed to provide vital aid to around 1.5 million Lebanese and 400,000 migrant workers living there.

Amanda Winstead (2021-06-14). Why vegans should focus on farmworkers' rights. nationofchange.org The harsh reality is that, in the realm of factory farming, workers are mistreated nearly as often as their animal counterparts.

Daniel Falcone (2021-06-14). An Analysis of China's Borderland History Offers a Left Case for the Uyghurs. counterpunch.org This essay discusses the frontier borderlands of East Asia from the seventeenth through nineteenth century. I analyze Chinese dynastic political practice, its legacy on early twentieth and twenty-first century geopolitics, as well as the need for American progressive positioning regarding the Uyghurs. In my view, commentary on this issue needs to be firmly rooted in leftist opposition to international human rights abuses, (Pukr) while resisting Sinophobia, US militarism, and Cold War exaggeration and intervention. I highlight these borders by looking at multiple frontiers geographically and thematically. Generall…

Robert Koehler (2021-06-14). Protecting Borders, Not Life. counterpunch.org Remember the Space Force? You know, the sixth branch of the U.S. military, officially created in 2019, "establishing space as a warfighting domain and guaranteeing that the United States will dominate in that environment just like all others." Thus declared President Donald Trump at the time, unleashing a Hollywood script on the global and perhaps the intergalactic

Robert C. Koehler (2021-06-14). Protecting Borders, Not Life. globalresearch.ca Remember the Space …

Editor2 (2021-06-14). Kamala Harris and The Americas. orinocotribune.com By Erica Caines — June 10, 2021 | In March, the White House announced that Vice President Harris' tour of the Northern Triangle of Central America (NTCA) allows her the opportunity to advance on the world stage as a "clean up woman" after the exposure of the Biden administration's continuation of migran…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-14). Consumer Health: Treating cluster headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most painful types of headache: the cluster headache. Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods that can last from weeks to months. During a cluster period, headaches usually occur daily, sometimes several times …

_____ (2021-06-13). Let's Not Forget The Suffering The United States Has Inflicted On Guatemala. popularresistance.org "I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making that dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border," she said at a press conference with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on June 7. "Do not come. Do not come. The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our border." | Harris's comments drew criticism from organizations advocating for asylum seekers. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D‚ÄëN.Y.) wrote on Twitter that seeking asylum at the U.S. border is "100% legal" and called on the United States to "finally acknowledge its contributions to destab…

_____ (2021-06-13). New Jersey Activists Halted Two Deportations. popularresistance.org The Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey has been the site of recurring actions in solidarity with detained immigrants. On Tuesday, June 8, one such action ended with cops arresting 14 protesters who were trying to peacefully stop a deportation. | The 14 people arrested had camped out at the Bergen County Jail the previous night to try and stop the deportation of Marvin Jerezano Peña, a father from Red Bank, New Jersey who migrated from Mexico to the United States as a child. He had been arrested by ICE and was being held for marijuana possession, something now fully legal in the state. Nevertheless, ICE…

_____ (2021-06-13). New Jersey Activists Halted Two Deportations. popularresistance.org The 14 people arrested had camped out at the Bergen County Jail the previous night to try and stop the deportation of Marvin Jerezano Peña, a father from Red Bank, New Jersey who migrated from Mexico to the United States as a child. He had been arrested by ICE and was being held for marijuana possession, something now fully legal in the state. Nevertheless, ICE planned to deport Peña.

Staff (2021-06-13). Hey Kamala, Here Is a Progressive Way to Address the Root Causes of Migration. truthout.org The recent focus on the rising number of Central American asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border could have one positive result: it creates an opening that activists can use to promote a progressive foreign and domestic agenda. | The two parties are split over how to slow the current rise in migration. Republicans favor the sort of harsh measures that the Trump administration inflicted on migrants; centrist Democrats also support deterrence, but they propose moderating it slightly and spend…

_____ (2021-06-13). Let's Not Forget The Suffering The US Has Inflicted On Guatemala. popularresistance.org During her recent visit to Guatemala, Vice President Kamala Harris delivered a frank message to Central Americans hoping to find refuge in the United States. | "I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making that dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border," she said at a press conference with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on June 7. "Do not come. Do not come. The United States will continue to enforce our laws and secure our border." | Harris's comments drew criticism from organizations advocating for asylum seekers. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D‚ÄëN…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-13). Consumer Health: Treating cluster headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most painful types of headache: the cluster headache. Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods that can last from weeks to months. During a cluster period, headaches usually occur daily, sometimes several times …

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