Daily Archives: June 4, 2020

2020-06-04: News Headlines

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-06-04). Democrats Casually "Blame Russia" for the Riots. globalresearch.ca The riots engulfing the U.S. were provoked by Moscow, according to National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama from 2013 to 2017 and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013, Susan Rice. She even took it …

WSWS (2020-06-04). Canadian establishment shrugs off Trump's authoritarian power grab, voices "horror" over mass protests. wsws.org The Canadian elite, like the US Democratic Party, fears a mass upsurge of the working class against Trump far more than it does his bid to establish a presidential dictatorship.

Massoud Nayeri (2020-06-04). Stop Trump's Police State and Dictatorship! globalresearch.ca Democrats are divided between cowards and silent disguised Trump supporters. | Both Democratic and Republican parties are fearful of the potential power …

Alan Macleod (2020-06-03). Democrats Recently Voted to Give Trump Even MORE Police Power. mintpressnews.com Even as the president has overseen a

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-03). Biden offers a sharp contrast to Trump in remarks on the uprising. peoplesworld.org When it comes to the uprising against racism that is sweeping the country and how national leadership should react to it Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden offered a sharp contrast yesterday to President Trump. Trump has continued spewing out racist dog whistles and code words — as he did long before reaching the White House …

Dean Baker (2020-06-03). Why Should Anyone Care About Paying Big Bucks for Vaccine Government Funded? cepr.net The New York Times ran a piece on the second round of government funding for the development of a coronavirus vaccine. The piece only mentions in passing the issue raised by some Democrats in Congress about the price of any vaccine that gets developed through this funding. This is probably too simple for the NYT …

news.un (2020-06-03). WHO chief updates journalists on Ebola outbreak, COVID-19 treatment study. news.un.org Nearly 50 staff from the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners arrived in Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Wednesday, location of the country's latest Ebola outbreak.

Stephen Sefton (2020-06-02). Nicaragua — False Witness, False Memory. COVID-19 and Nicaragua's Community Approach to Health Care. globalresearch.ca On Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. The standard Western canonical sources of record, namely international institutions, non-governmental organizations and media outlets, practically universally contend that all three countries are authoritarian or even tyrannical regimes, denying their peoples' basic democratic rights. The …

Marlee Kokotovic (2020-06-02). Democratic senator offers amendment ending transfer of military equipment to police forces. nationofchange.org "The cycle of police brutality sparking unrest, and that unrest being met by the militarized police is increasingly familiar in modern American society."

Eds. (2020-06-01). Cornel West: 'Neo-fascist gangster' Trump and neoliberal Democrats expose America as 'failed social experiment'. mronline.org West explained the current anger over Floyd's murder by police—one of whom, officer Derek Chauvin, was arrested Friday and charged with 3rd-degree murder and manslaughter—adds to a "perfect storm" of multiple failures and inequities that pre-exist under an American imperial system that people like Martin Luther King, Jr. and others have been warning about since the middle …

news.un (2020-06-01). WHO to support DR Congo as Ebola resurfaces in the northwest. news.un.org The World Health Organization (WHO) will assist the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as it confronts a new Ebola outbreak in the northwest amid the novel coronavirus pandemic and other challenges, agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.

Dean Baker (2020-06-01). Republican Attacks on State and Local Government Are Yet Another Assault on Black People. cepr.net Democrats in Congress have been pushing for a large amount of assistance for state and local governments in the next pandemic aid package. The finances of these governments have been devastated by the pandemic, with all of them seeing massive shortfalls in revenue due to the shutdowns and the weak economy that is projected for …

Max Blumenthal (2020-05-29). Exclusive images from inside British court expose Assange's un-democratic treatment, physical deterioration. thegrayzone.com Photographs surreptitiously taken inside a British courtroom and provided to The Grayzone show a visibly disoriented Julian Assange confined to…

Kate Ruane (2020-05-29). President Trump has No Idea How Online Speech Works. aclu.org Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order aimed at bullying social media companies and online platforms into changing how they moderate content online. The order came the day after President Trump tweeted that Republicans feel that social media platforms silence conservative voices. And, notably, just days after Twitter's decision to place a fact-checking

Ruth Conniff (2020-05-26). The GOP's Hollow War on 'Tyranny'. progressive.org The GOP attacked the "tyranny" of Democratic officeholders who are trying to manage the public-health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staff (2020-05-29). Headlines for May 29, 2020. democracynow.org Protests Rage After Minneapolis Prosecutor Does Not Bring Charges Against Officers Who Killed George Floyd, Scores Tear-Gassed, Arrested as Protests Against George Floyd's Killing Spread to Other Cities, Twitter Flags Trump Tweet for Glorifying Violence After President Attacks Minnesota Protesters as "THUGS", Trump Executive Order Threatens to Punish Social Media Companies over Fact-Checking, U.S. Economy Sheds Another 2.1 Million Jobs, Leaving 40.7 Million Unemployed Since Start of Pandemic, Pennsylvania Democratic Lawmakers Accuse Republicans of Knowingly Exposing Them to Coronavirus, Protesters Demand ICE Empt…

Andrey Areshev (2020-06-01). Joe Biden Is Cancer for the Democrats: Urgent Strategy Change Needed. strategic-culture.org There have been U.S. presidential candidates in our lifetimes that seemed like really pathetic offerings such as the soulless human business suit that is Mitt Romney. There have been some that could have competed. had they gotten the big nomination, if not for one big mistake like Howard Dean. And there are some that just had really tough incumbent competition that they had no hope of defeating like Walter Mondale. However, as it stands today there is no (serious) candidate in the past few generations of American society worse than today's Joe Biden. It isn't even a question at this point if he will lose, the rea…

ahtribune (2020-06-01). Vote His Name: Let the Two-Party System Know We Have Choices, And That We Are Going to Use Them in the 2020 Elections. ahtribune.com If anyone needed another reminder that Black lives simply don't matter in the United States of America, the police in Minneapolis have clearly demonstrated that fact. | It will be a long time before this writer will forget the picture of Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd's neck. Even that statement is shocking. He still has not forgotten a very similar picture from 2014: a Black man on the ground being choked by a white policeman. In that earlier time, the victim was Eric Garner. His murderer, Daniel Pantaleo, faced no charges. Chauvin has been charged with third degree murder three days after his crime w…

ahtribune (2020-05-29). Joe Biden's Black America Problem and the 2020 Election Disaster. ahtribune.com Donald Trump's myriad of failures during the COVID-19 pandemic has done much to shield Joe Biden from criticism. In fact, Joe Biden has largely been missing from public sphere throughout the crisis and for good reason. Biden needs to promote an image of "stability" to differentiate himself from Trumpian chaos but often stumbles in his attempt to do so. The corporate media and Democratic Party loyalists have historically dismissed Biden's stumbles as "gaffes" or harmless mistakes. His latest mistake, however, says something much more about Biden than Democrats want to admit. Joe Biden is a racist. Not only is h…

ahtribune (2020-05-26). Democracy: Or How to Choose A Candidate in United States Elections. ahtribune.com I am both a Swiss and US citizen and vote in both jurisdictions. In Switzerland I participate in its semi-direct democratic system, characterized by voting on issues, initiating legislation, approving or rejecting laws and regulations by referendum. We can even decide whether a bridge or a tunnel is built over Lake Geneva — or decide not to build it at all. Governance by the people and for the people works rather well, guided by the old principle salus populi suprema lex (the well-being of the people is the highest law, Cicero De legibus 3,3,8). | Everybody hails "democracy" and "democratic values", but…

The Canary (2020-06-01). How the spectre of police brutality could influence Joe Biden's choice of running mate. thecanary.co Joe Biden's search for a running mate could be reshaped by the police killing of George Floyd and the unrest it has ignited across the US, raising questions about contenders with law and order backgrounds and intensifying pressure on the presumptive Democratic nominee to select a Black woman.Biden, who has already pledged to pick a woman, has cast a wide net in his search.Some of the women on his list have drawn national praise amid the protests over Floyd's death, including Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who delivered an impassioned appeal for calm in her city on Friday night.But the outcry over police brut…

RT (2020-06-04). Dems cheer Mattis after he compares Trump to Hitler, conveniently forgetting he quit in protest over US' Syria withdrawal. rt.com US President Donald Trump's first defense secretary, General Jim Mattis, is the new hero of the Democrats, after he denounced Trump as a threat to the Constitution and compared him to the Nazis. | The US military instructed troops landing in Normandy that the Nazis sought to destroy America with the slogan "Divide and Conquer," which was to be met with "In Union there is Strength," Mattis wrote in a

RT (2020-06-04). Disband the police? Minneapolis City Council actually considering celebrity advice. rt.com Minneapolis City Council is now considering getting rid of its police department entirely, after four officers were charged in the killing of George Floyd, an African-American man they were trying to arrest. | Though the officers involved were fired immediately and charged with murder within days — with the state attorney general upgrading the charges this week — protests that broke out in Minnesota over Floyd's death last Monday escalated into riots and looting, then spread across the US and even worldwide. | Now the 13 Minneapolis councilors — twelve Democrats and one Green — are starting…

yenisafak (2020-06-04). Turkey, Azerbaijan mark 102 years of diplomatic ties. yenisafak.com Shortly after the foundation of the Azerbaijani Democratic Republic (ADR) on May 28, 1918, it inked the Treaty of Batumi with the then-Ottoman Empire on June 4, 1918, thus marking the friendly relations in political, legal, commercial and military fields.With the treaty, the Ottoman Empire recognized the independence of Azerbaijan, which could in turn apply to the Empire for military help in the case of any threat.The agreement was signed by Halil Bey Mentese, the head of the Ottomans' Chamber of Deputies. and the Commander of the Caucasian Front of the Ottoman Army, Mehmet Vehip Pasa, and the President of the Az…

yenisafak (2020-06-04). WHO 'very concerned' by new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo. yenisafak.com The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it is "very concerned" about a new Ebola outbreak that has recently claimed four lives in the western Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)."We are very concerned about this new outbreak in Mbandaka, where we have worked very closely with the government in 2018 to contain the last outbreak," WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said at a joint media briefing of the WHO and the World Economic Forum.The DRC government confirmed on Monday that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease is occurring in Mbandaka in the western Equateur province.The Health M…

_____ (2020-06-04). Millions Of Tenants Are Ready For A Rent Strike Revolution. popularresistance.org Calls to "cancel rent" are catching fire. First came a couple of tweets on Twitter. Then progressive firebrands like Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed the #CancelRent movement. Now, millions are on a rent strike. Even presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has declared his support for rent and mortgage forgiveness. As millions of tenants mobilize to cancel rent, they are not asking nicely or relying on lip service from politicians. Rather, millions of tenants are taking action by using a powerful time-tested strategy: rent strikes. | As the desperation builds and another month of bill…

Eds. (2020-06-02). Is the Republican Party Fascist? mronline.org Donald Trump is the culmination of how the Republican Party has been developing for years. Together they threaten to establish an authoritarian state in the service of big capital. They endanger the lives, health, and living standards of the working class and the rest of the population. But supporting the Democratic Party is not the …

Mark Gruenberg (2020-06-01). Biden and Obama: Floyd killing exposes systemic racism in U.S. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON — From Barack Obama and Joe Biden to the AFL-CIO and progressive allies there have come declarations that the Minneapolis police killing of 46-year-old George Floyd on May 25 once again exposed the systemic racism that undergirds U.S. society. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for the presidency, added that this …

2020-06-04: Social Media Postees

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Democrats Casually "Blame Russia" for the Riots
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
The riots engulfing the U.S. were provoked by Moscow, according to National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama from 2013 to 2017 and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013, Susan Rice. She even took it …
globalresearch.ca/democrat-supporters-bl…

Canadian establishment shrugs off Trump's authoritarian power grab, voices "horror" over mass protests
wsws.org | 2020-06-04
The Canadian elite, like the US Democratic Party, fears a mass upsurge of the working class against Trump far more than it does his bid to establish a presidential dictatorship.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/06/04/catr…

Stop Trump's Police State and Dictatorship!
Massoud Nayeri | globalresearch.ca | 2020-06-04
Democrats are divided between cowards and silent disguised Trump supporters. | Both Democratic and Republican parties are fearful of the potential power …
globalresearch.ca/stop-trump-police-stat…

Democrats Recently Voted to Give Trump Even MORE Police Power
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-06-03
Even as the president has overseen a nationwide wave of police brutality in response to the George Floyd protests, Democrats are voting to increase the executive branch and the national security state's powers. Last week, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to reauthorize the questionably named USA FREEDOM Act, an updated and amended version of the 2001 PATRIOT Act. Sign…
mintpressnews.com/democrats-renew-usa-fr…

Why Should Anyone Care About Paying Big Bucks for Vaccine Government Funded?
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-06-03
The New York Times ran a piece on the second round of government funding for the development of a coronavirus vaccine. The piece only mentions in passing the issue raised by some Democrats in Congress about the price of any vaccine that gets developed through this funding. This is probably too simple for the NYT …
cepr.net/why-why-should-anyone-care-abou…

Biden offers a sharp contrast to Trump in remarks on the uprising
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-03
When it comes to the uprising against racism that is sweeping the country and how national leadership should react to it Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden offered a sharp contrast yesterday to President Trump. Trump has continued spewing out racist dog whistles and code words

WHO chief updates journalists on Ebola outbreak, COVID-19 treatment study
news.un.org | 2020-06-03
Nearly 50 staff from the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners arrived in Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Wednesday, location of the country's latest Ebola outbreak.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/06/1…

Democratic senator offers amendment ending transfer of military equipment to police forces
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2020-06-02
"The cycle of police brutality sparking unrest, and that unrest being met by the militarized police is increasingly familiar in modern American society."
nationofchange.org/2020/06/02/democratic…

Cornel West: 'Neo-fascist gangster' Trump and neoliberal Democrats expose America as 'failed social experiment'
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-01
West explained the current anger over Floyd's murder by police–one of whom, officer Derek Chauvin, was arrested Friday and charged with 3rd-degree murder and manslaughter–adds to a "perfect storm" of multiple failures and inequities that pre-exist under an American imperial system that people like Martin Luther King, Jr. and others have been warning about since the middle …
mronline.org/2020/06/01/cornel-west-neo-…

WHO to support DR Congo as Ebola resurfaces in the northwest
news.un.org | 2020-06-01
The World Health Organization (WHO) will assist the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as it confronts a new Ebola outbreak in the northwest amid the novel coronavirus pandemic and other challenges, agency chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/06/1…

Republican Attacks on State and Local Government Are Yet Another Assault on Black People
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-06-01
Democrats in Congress have been pushing for a large amount of assistance for state and local governments in the next pandemic aid package. The finances of these governments have been devastated by the pandemic, with all of them seeing massive shortfalls in revenue due to the shutdowns and the weak economy that is projected for …
cepr.net/republican-attacks-on-state-and…

Biden and Obama: Floyd killing exposes systemic racism in U.S
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-06-01
WASHINGTON

Exclusive images from inside British court expose Assange's un-democratic treatment, physical deterioration
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2020-05-29
Photographs surreptitiously taken inside a British courtroom and provided to The Grayzone show a visibly disoriented Julian Assange confined to…
thegrayzone.com/2020/05/29/british-court…

President Trump has No Idea How Online Speech Works
Kate Ruane | aclu.org | 2020-05-29
Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order aimed at bullying social media companies and online platforms into changing how they moderate content online. The order came the day after President Trump tweeted that Republicans feel that social media platforms silence conservative voices. And, notably, just days after Twitter's decision to place a fact-checking label on one of Trump's tweets for the first time, calling out his blatantly false tweets about mail-in ballots and directing users to trusted journalistic so…
aclu.org/news/free-speech/president-trum…

San Diego protest demands: 'Stop the evictions and cancel the rents!'
Anzy Adams | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-27
On May 26, dozens of organizers and activists from the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, San Diego Tenants Union, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Democratic Socialists of America, and other organizations protested in front of a condo in the gentrified neighborhood of Hillcrest in San Diego.
liberationnews.org/san-diego-demands-sto…

The GOP's Hollow War on 'Tyranny'
Ruth Conniff | progressive.org | 2020-05-26
The GOP attacked the "tyranny" of Democratic officeholders who are trying to manage the public-health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
progressive.org/magazine/gop-hollow-war-…

Heroes Act Retroactively Incentivizes Labor Supply in 2019
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2020-05-25
On May 15, the House of Representatives passed The Heroes Act, which is meant to be the latest bill in the series of coronavirus-related legislation passed this year. The bill is not expected to pass in the Senate and is widely-regarded as a messaging bill for House Democrats. | Browsing through the bill the other day, I was struck by Section 20126, a very curious provision that raises interesting questions about the politics and pretensions surrounding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). | The actual mechanics of Section 20126 are v…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2020/05/25/why-…

Heroes Act Retroactively Incentivizes Labor Supply in 2019
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2020-05-25
On May 15, the House of Representatives passed The Heroes Act, which is meant to be the latest bill in the series of coronavirus-related legislation passed this year. The bill is not expected to pass in the Senate and is widely-regarded as a messaging bill for House Democrats. | Browsing through the bill the other day, I was struck by Section 20126, a very curious provision that raises interesting questions about the politics and pretensions surrounding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). | The actual mechanics of Section 20126 are v…
peoplespolicyproject.org/2020/05/25/why-…

Head of the Hydra: The Rise of Robert Kadlec
Whitney Webb & Raul Diego | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-14
A powerful network of political operatives, a global vaccine mafia and their man in Washington. Last Friday, a group of Democratic Senators "demanded" that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Robert Kadlec, "accurately disclose all his personal, financial and political ties in light of new reporting …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/engineering-…

Headlines for May 29, 2020
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-29
Protests Rage After Minneapolis Prosecutor Does Not Bring Charges Against Officers Who Killed George Floyd, Scores Tear-Gassed, Arrested as Protests Against George Floyd's Killing Spread to Other Cities, Twitter Flags Trump Tweet for Glorifying Violence After President Attacks Minnesota Protesters as "THUGS", Trump Executive Order Threatens to Punish Social Media Companies over Fact-Checking, U.S. Economy Sheds Another 2.1 Million Jobs, Leaving 40.7 Million Unemployed Since Start of Pandemic, Pennsylvania Democratic Lawmakers Accuse Republicans of Knowingly Exposing Them to Coronavirus, Protesters Demand ICE Empt…
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/29/headlines

Joe Biden Is Cancer for the Democrats: Urgent Strategy Change Needed
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-06-01
There have been U.S. presidential candidates in our lifetimes that seemed like really pathetic offerings such as the soulless human business suit that is Mitt Romney. There have been some that could have competed. had they gotten the big nomination, if not for one big mistake like Howard Dean. And there are some that just had really tough incumbent competition that they had no hope of defeating like Walter Mondale. However, as it stands today there is no (serious) candidate in the past few generations of American society worse than today's Joe Biden. It isn't even a question at this point if he will lose, the rea…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/06/01/jo…

Joe Biden's Black America Problem and the 2020 Election Disaster
ahtribune.com | 2020-05-29
Donald Trump's myriad of failures during the COVID-19 pandemic has done much to shield Joe Biden from criticism. In fact, Joe Biden has largely been missing from public sphere throughout the crisis and for good reason. Biden needs to promote an image of "stability" to differentiate himself from Trumpian chaos but often stumbles in his attempt to do so. The corporate media and Democratic Party loyalists have historically dismissed Biden's stumbles as "gaffes" or harmless mistakes. His latest mistake, however, says something much more about Biden than Democrats want to admit. Joe Biden is a racist. Not only is h…
ahtribune.com/us/black-america/4193-joe-…

Democracy: Or How to Choose A Candidate in United States Elections
ahtribune.com | 2020-05-26
I am both a Swiss and US citizen and vote in both jurisdictions. In Switzerland I participate in its semi-direct democratic system, characterized by voting on issues, initiating legislation, approving or rejecting laws and regulations by referendum. We can even decide whether a bridge or a tunnel is built over Lake Geneva

How the spectre of police brutality could influence Joe Biden's choice of running mate
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-06-01
Joe Biden's search for a running mate could be reshaped by the police killing of George Floyd and the unrest it has ignited across the US, raising questions about contenders with law and order backgrounds and intensifying pressure on the presumptive Democratic nominee to select a Black woman.Biden, who has already pledged to pick a woman, has cast a wide net in his search.Some of the women on his list have drawn national praise amid the protests over Floyd's death, including Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who delivered an impassioned appeal for calm in her city on Friday night.But the outcry over police brut…
thecanary.co/us/us-news-us/2020/06/01/how-the-spectre-of-police-brutality-could-influence-joe-bidens-choice-of-running-mate/

Dems cheer Mattis after he compares Trump to Hitler, conveniently forgetting he quit in protest over US' Syria withdrawal
rt.com | 2020-06-04
US President Donald Trump's first defense secretary, General Jim Mattis, is the new hero of the Democrats, after he denounced Trump as a threat to the Constitution and compared him to the Nazis. | The US military instructed troops landing in Normandy that the Nazis sought to destroy America with the slogan "Divide and Conquer," which was to be met with "In Union there is Strength," Mattis wrote in a diatribe published by the Atlantic on Wednesday, adding that…
rt.com/usa/490700-mattis-denounce-trump-…

Disband the police? Minneapolis City Council actually considering celebrity advice
rt.com | 2020-06-04
Minneapolis City Council is now considering getting rid of its police department entirely, after four officers were charged in the killing of George Floyd, an African-American man they were trying to arrest. | Though the officers involved were fired immediately and charged with murder within days

WHO 'very concerned' by new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-04
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it is "very concerned" about a new Ebola outbreak that has recently claimed four lives in the western Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)."We are very concerned about this new outbreak in Mbandaka, where we have worked very closely with the government in 2018 to contain the last outbreak," WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said at a joint media briefing of the WHO and the World Economic Forum.The DRC government confirmed on Monday that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease is occurring in Mbandaka in the western Equateur province.The Health M…
yenisafak.com/en/world/who-very-concerne…

Turkey, Azerbaijan mark 102 years of diplomatic ties
yenisafak.com | 2020-06-04
Shortly after the foundation of the Azerbaijani Democratic Republic (ADR) on May 28, 1918, it inked the Treaty of Batumi with the then-Ottoman Empire on June 4, 1918, thus marking the friendly relations in political, legal, commercial and military fields.With the treaty, the Ottoman Empire recognized the independence of Azerbaijan, which could in turn apply to the Empire for military help in the case of any threat.The agreement was signed by Halil Bey Mentese, the head of the Ottomans' Chamber of Deputies. and the Commander of the Caucasian Front of the Ottoman Army, Mehmet Vehip Pasa, and the President of the Az…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-azerbaijan-…

Millions Of Tenants Are Ready For A Rent Strike Revolution
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-06-04
Calls to "cancel rent" are catching fire. First came a couple of tweets on Twitter. Then progressive firebrands like Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed the #CancelRent movement. Now, millions are on a rent strike. Even presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has declared his support for rent and mortgage forgiveness. As millions of tenants mobilize to cancel rent, they are not asking nicely or relying on lip service from politicians. Rather, millions of tenants are taking action by using a powerful time-tested strategy: rent strikes. | As the desperation builds and another month of bill…
popularresistance.org/millions-of-tenant…

Is the Republican Party Fascist?
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-06-02
Donald Trump is the culmination of how the Republican Party has been developing for years. Together they threaten to establish an authoritarian state in the service of big capital. They endanger the lives, health, and living standards of the working class and the rest of the population. But supporting the Democratic Party is not the …
mronline.org/2020/06/02/is-the-republica…