2021-06-29: News Headlines

Juan Cole (2021-06-29). Iraqi Shiite Militias hit back at US Bases in Syria after Biden Air Raids; Why does US have Bases in Syria? Why Hasn't it Left Iraq? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Al-Quds reports that Shiite militias in Syria fired several rockets or artillery shells at the US military base in the al-'Umar oil field in Deir al-Zor province in southeastern Syria on Monday evening, in response to Sunday's US bombing raids on Iraqi Shiite militias on the Syria-Iraq border. There were …

sputniknews (2021-06-29). 'Enough Already': Allies Flee Fujimori Camp as Peru Ballot Recount Attempt Hits Fourth Week. sputniknews.com Across Latin America, left-wing political movements are again on the rise, in many cases led by indigenous figures who have united the struggles of indigenous campesinos and urban industrial workers against pro-business governments friendly toward Washington.

Staff (2021-06-29). Free the Children: Advocates Demand Biden Close Fort Bliss Detention Center Holding 800 Migrant Kids. democracynow.org Migrant children held by the Biden administration are reporting suicide and escape attempts and conditions of spoiled food, extreme heat and panic attacks in the largest so-called emergency shelter for migrant children in the U.S., at the Fort Bliss military base in El Paso, Texas. More than 14,000 migrant children are currently in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, which has set up 15 emergency sites like the one at Fort Bliss to get them out of overcrowded Border Patrol holding facilities. Vice President Kamala Harris did not visit the Fort Bliss tent city on her recent visit to the sou…

Lawrence Wittner (2021-06-29). Nationalism on the Decline. warisacrime.org Although, beginning in about 2015, nationalist political parties made enormous advances in countries around the world, more recently they have been on the wane. The nationalist surge was led by a new generation of rightwing populist demagogues who, feeding on public discontent with widespread immigration and economic stagnation, achieved startling political breakthroughs. Matteo Salvini of …

Patrick Cockburn (2021-06-29). Gunboat Diplomacy will not Revive Britain's Fading Power, Whatever Boris Johnson Thinks. counterpunch.org In the months before the first Gulf War in 1991 my late friend Christopher Hitchens took part in a television encounter in which he demolished the actor Charlton Heston who strongly supported the bombing of Iraq. Hitchens asked Heston to name the countries clockwise starting from Kuwait which shared a common border with Iraq. "Kuwait, Bahrain, Turkey, Russia, Iran," responded Heston, a list which must have come as a big surprise to the Russians and Bahrainis.

Anonymous103 (2021-06-29). Dozens Of Trucks With Military Supplies Arrived At U.S. Base In Syria's Hasakah. southfront.org A March 5 photo shows a convoy of U.S. forces armoured vehicles driving near the village of Yalanli, on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Manbij. Footage was posted Friday by Syrian activists online showed U.S. armoured vehicles driving on a rural road a few hundred meters from the Turkish border. (DELIL SOULEIMAN / AFP/GETTY IMAGES) | On June 28, the United States has dispatched two convoys of trucks carrying military and logistics supplies to Syria's province of Hasakah. The reinforcement was sent followin…

sputniknews (2021-06-29). Biden's Strikes at Iraq-Syria Border Likely Illegal, Contrary to White House Claims. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States does not appear to have a legitimate basis in either domestic or international law to justify the recent airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, which means the attacks could be seen as acts of aggression that violated the sovereignty of both countries, legal experts told Sputnik.

_____ (2021-06-29). Biden's Bombing Of Iraq And Syria Only Serves The Weapons Industry. popularresistance.org For the second time in the five months since he was inaugurated, President Joe Biden on Sunday ordered a U.S. bombing raid on Syria, and for the first time, he also bombed Iraq. The rationale offered was the same as Biden's first air attack in February: the U.S., in the words of Pentagon spokesman John Kirby, "conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region." He added that "the United States acted pursuant to its right of self-defense." | Embedded in this formulaic Pentagon statement is so much propaganda and so many euphemisms that, b…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-29). Mayo Clinic Minute: Can weather trigger migraines? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Does the heat and humidity of summer trigger your migraine? If so, you aren't alone. Some people who have migraines appear to be more sensitive to changes in the weather. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jYGc2wtrPdM Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

news.un (2021-06-28). Violence against smuggled migrants widespread, but justice is lacking: UN report. news.un.org Migrants smuggled across borders are often subjected to extreme violence, torture, rape and kidnapping, whether in transit or in captivity, but authorities take little action to address these offences, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a report published on Monday.

Staff (2021-06-28). "Setback for Unions": Farmworkers Fought to Allow Unions Access During Breaks. Supreme Court Says No. democracynow.org The Supreme Court has ruled 6 to 3 that a California labor law violated the constitutional rights of property owners by giving union organizers access to workers on privately owned farms during their work breaks. The union-busting decision strikes down a crucial part of a landmark 1975 labor law that was the United States' first to recognize agricultural workers' rights to collective bargaining and grew out of efforts by the United Farm Workers to demand better pay and working conditions for California's agricultural workers. "This ruling is a setback for unions, for workers' rights," says Camila Chávez, executiv…

Manuel Pérez-Rocha (2021-06-28). Corporate power and abuse is a root cause of migration. peoplesworld.org During U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris's recent visit to Guatemala, where she urged Central Americans "not to come" to her country, she also emphasized that the migration problem must be attacked at its "root causes," which have become a central theme of the Biden administration's approach to the region. While it is key to address …

Anonymous007 (2021-06-28). U.S. Airstrike Hits PMU Positions, Four Fighters Killed, As Well As Civilian Child. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 27th, the U.S. military carried out air strikes against Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) in the Iraq-Syria border area. | The attacks took place under US President Joe Biden's order and in retaliation for drone attacks by the groups against U.S. personnel and facilities in Iraq. | PMU sources reported that four PMU members were killed as a result of the strikes. | The victims were members of the PMU 14th Brigade, who were killed as a result of the bombardment…

teleSUR (2021-06-28). US Carries Out Airstrikes against Militias in Iraq and Syria. telesurenglish.net The U.S. military conducted airstrikes against facilities used by the Ketaib Hezbollah militia in the Iraq-Syria border region on Sunday. | RELATED: | "The U.S. strikes targeted operational and weapons storage facilities at two locations in Syria and one location in Iraq, both of which lie close to the border between those countries," Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said. | According to the Pentagon, the targets w…

John Hickman (2021-06-28). The Int'l Community at Berlin II wants Oil and a Stop to Emigration from Libya; What Libya needs is Strong Institutions and Peace. juancole.com Mt. Berry, Ga. (Special to Informed Comment) — A lazy international press corps is missing the big story on Libya. English language news coverage of the June 23rd Berlin II International Conference on Libya has been focused almost exclusively on the presence of foreign mercenaries while eliding information crucial to understanding the negotiations and the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-28). Mayo Clinic Minute: Can weather trigger migraines? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Does the heat and humidity of summer trigger your migraine? If so, you aren't alone. Some people who have migraines appear to be more sensitive to changes in the weather. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/jYGc2wtrPdM Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

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