Daily Archives: June 11, 2021

2021-06-11: News Headlines

Medea Benjamin, Leonardo Flores (2021-06-11). Rural Teacher Pedro Castillo Poised to Write a New Chapter in Peru's History. counterpunch.org With his wide-brimmed peasant hat and oversized teacher's pencil held high, Peru's Pedro Castillo has been traveling the country exhorting voters to get behind a call that has been particularly urgent during this devastating pandemic: "No más pobres en un país rico" — No more poor people in a rich country. In a cliffhanger of

Olivia Engling (2021-06-11). G7 COVID Summit: Vaccines, Tax, Debt, Climate, Trade. indybay.org The presidents and prime ministers of 7 of the world's wealthiest countries gather in the United Kingdom to meet on the response to the economic and health crises spurred by the coronavirus.

Staff (2021-06-11). Iran COVID-19 update: 9,966 news cases, 124 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 09 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education, 9,966 COVID-19 infections detected across the country in the past 24 hours, and other 124 people died of the disease.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-11). Infographic: Overhead and throwing athlete. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about sports medicine.?Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com?

Patrick Mazza (2021-06-11). Cracks in the Republic: a Soft National Break-Up is Already Underway, Is a Hard One Coming? counterpunch.org By early summer 2019 when I went up on Disautel Pass to ponder prospects for a national break-up, it was clear something was coming. It was easy to read the tea leaves in the daily news. But I could not have imagined what was coming, or how fast. In early 2020, a coronavirus from Wuhan,

Olivia Engling (2021-06-11). WTO Considers COVID Vaccine Access Waiver for Poor Countries. indybay.org The World Trade Organization began a process that could make it easier for poor countries to produce or procure COVID-19 vaccines. Pharmaceutical companies hold vaccine patents and WTO action is necessary to waive the patents. Less than 2% of coronavirus vaccines reached poor countries.

Global Research News (2021-06-11). Selected Articles: Does the PCR Test Affect the Pineal Gland? Humans and "Transhumans". Dr. Astrid Stuckelberger. globalresearch.ca By Dr. Stuckelberger goes on saying — and I am paraphrasing — that the different task forces of exper…

Raúl Zibechi (2021-06-11). La riesgosa apuesta de China por la diplomacia de las vacunas. globalizacion.ca América Latina está siendo la región que mayores daños sufre por la pandemia de coronavirus, en gran medida porque Brasil representa 'la tormenta perfecta', con altas tasas de contagios y escasos controles, según afirma el profesor Domingo Alves de la…

The Canary (2021-06-11). Delta variant cases are doubling every 4.5 days in parts of England. thecanary.co Cases of the Delta variant of coronavirus first identified in India are estimated to be doubling every four and a half days in parts of England, new data suggests. Public Health England (PHE) said on 11 June that 42,323 cases of the Delta variant that originated in India have been confirmed in the UK. That's up by 29,892 from last week. | Growth rates for Delta cases are high across all parts of the country, it added. Regional estimates for doubling time range from 4.5 days to 11.5 days. | Delta: | PHE said the growth rate was shortest in the West Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber. And it was longest…

The Canary (2021-06-11). Locals in Cornwall reveal anger over G7 summit. thecanary.co Residents living in Cornwall have revealed their anger over the G7 summit taking place in their home town. | Delegates from the seven nations including the US, Germany, Japan and the UK are meeting in the southern beauty spot of Carbis Bay from 11-13 June. They'll discuss how to tackle coronavirus, climate change and other political issues. | However, people living in the nearby town of St Ives are unhappy about the arrival of the nations' leaders. | "It could all be done online": | Andrea Hodgson, 78, said it was "pretty awful" the G7 is being held in Cornwall this year. | Police presence on the route of…

Ed Rampell (2021-06-11). 'Altitude Not Attitude': A freewheeling, wheelchair bound-for-glory story on film. peoplesworld.org Well, for the first time since the COVID lockdown began, after about 15 months of streaming cinema online, your peripatetic film critic finally attended his first screening in person. The event took place June 3 at the Landmark Pico Theater, a major West Los Angeles theatrical venue where arthouse and blockbuster movies alike are shown. …

Staff (2021-06-11). Sovereignty, self-determination and independence are not on the table. en.cubadebate.cu Party work to support meeting objectives that are key to the country's future was the focus of discussion during working meetings held in Ciego de Avila and Camagàºey, chaired by Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Republic. The goals addressed iincluded making progress on strategic programs, including monetary re-ordering, confronting COVID-19, consolidating unity within the party ranks, and developing a systematic approach to the public agenda in the media and knowledge of history.

Tom Clifford (2021-06-11). No Matter What's Happening in China, the West is Likely to be Surprised by It. counterpunch.org The rise of China caught the West by surprise. So has China's decline. Sure, China is having a good pandemic. Life since the initial COVID outbreak in Wuhan is pretty much back to normal. Few restrictions are in place in Beijing or Shanghai. But globally? China is the new bogeyman. In corporate speak its brand

WSWS (2021-06-11). 600,000 dead in the US from COVID-19: American capitalism "normalizes" mass death. wsws.org As the United States passes the milestone of 600,000 deaths in the COVID-19 pandemic, the ruling class is abandoning all efforts to contain the disease.

_____ (2021-06-11). Fight Against Femicides Continues Across Latin America. popularresistance.org June 3 marked the sixth anniversary of the formation of the Ni Una Menos or 'Not One (Woman) Less' movement in Argentina. Since 2015, every year, the movement organizes massive marches across the country to raise voice against violence against women and non-binary people and demand justice for numerous of its victims. This year, like last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the collective called on the people to mobilize virtually with hashtags and photos.

WSWS (2021-06-11). Fiji losing control of escalating COVID-19 outbreak. wsws.org The incompetence and indifference displayed by the Bainimarama regime will provoke opposition from the working class and rural poor.

Moderator (2021-06-11). Ximena Vengoechea: Has Silicon Valley Made It Impossible for Us to Listen? scheerpost.com Photo by Kara Brodgesell, courtesy of Ximena Vengoechea] Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play At a time in which distractions seem to multiply by the second thanks to the omnipresence of screens and social media, and COVID-19 pandemic has isolated us further, we're all having a hard time truly listening to one another and connecting. Silicon Valley veteran Ximena Vengoechea wants… |

WSWS repost (2021-06-11). 600,000 dead in the US from COVID-19: American capitalism "normalizes" mass death. indybay.org As the United States passes the milestone of 600,000 deaths in the COVID-19 pandemic, the ruling class is abandoning all efforts to contain the disease.

Editorial Team (2021-06-11). G7 leaders meet in Cornwall this weekend. challenge-magazine.org G7 leaders from across the world have travelled to Carbis Bay, near St Ives in Cornwall as talks continue across the weekend, with Covid-19 vaccines and the environment high up on the agenda. The G7 brings together the largest capitalist economies, from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the United States. Russia joined to form the G8 but has since been excluded. Other leaders have also been invited this year, including the far right leader of the BJP in India, Narendra Modi, who will attend virtually, while Ursula von der Leyen will represent the European Union.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-11). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Available COVID-19 …

_____ (2021-06-11). Switzerland's UBS Blocks And Holds Venezuela's COVAX Payments. popularresistance.org In an official communication issued on June 7, the COVAX initiative notified the Government of Venezuela that UBS bank (United Bank Switzerland) blocked and put "under investigation" the last four payments made by Venezuela to complete the financial requirements for COVID-19 vaccines. This news was reported to the nation this Wednesday, June 10, by the Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, during an international academic conference entitled "Unilateral Coercive Measures: Disrespect of International Law and Grave Human Consequences." | Rodríguez stated that the letter, addressed to the Venezu…

Nicolas J S Davies (2021-06-11). A People's Vaccine Against a Mutating Virus and Neoliberal Rule. counterpunch.org A recent Yahoo News/YouGov poll found that worries about the COVID pandemic in the United States are at their lowest level since it began. Only half of Americans are either "very worried" (15%) or "somewhat worried" (35%) about the virus, while the other half are "not very worried" (30%) or "not worried at all" (20%).

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-06-11). Switzerland's UBS Blocks & Holds Venezuela's COVAX Payments—US & European Blockade Against Venezuelans. orinocotribune.com In an official communication issued on June 7, the COVAX initiative notified the Government of Venezuela that UBS bank (United Bank Switzerland) blocked and put "under investigation" the last four payments made by Venezuela to complete the financial requirements for COVID-19 vaccines. This news was reported to the nation this Wednesday, June 10, by the Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, during an international academic conference entitled "Unilateral Coercive Measures: Disrespect of International Law and Grave Human Consequences." | Rodríguez stated that the letter, addressed to the Venezu…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-06-11). Next generation vaccine tech offers post-COVID opportunities — global experts. imperial.ac.uk The Imperial-led Future Vaccine Manufacturing Research (FVMR) Hub co-hosted an event with the Vax-Hub on what we have learnt from COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-06-11). Biden advances anti-China agenda at G7 summit, takes Johnson to task over Brexit. wsws.org The G7's leaked draft communiqué centres on calls for a new World Health Organisation investigation into the origins of Covid-19, promoting the noxious lie that the virus originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-11). Overcoming pandemic procrastination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you noticed that you put things off more during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you are not alone. This article is written by Yaser Dorri, Ph.D., is a psychologist Psychiatry and Psychology in Austin, Minnesota. ______________________________________________ When COVID-19 emerged, people did not have time to adjust to the new lifestyle and process it. As a result of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-11). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: A dangerous phase of the COVID-19 pandemic for those unvaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been vaccinated for COVID-19, you're able to go shopping, eat in restaurants and travel on airplanes without the same worry of becoming infected with COVID-19 that existed just months ago. But for those who are unvaccinated, getting infected with COVID-19 — even with just minor symptoms — should be a concern, according to Dr. Gregory …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-11). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Study finds patients highly satisfied with telehealth. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic rose dramatically across the nation, including at Mayo Clinic. Telehealth has provided safe, convenient access to health care for people who needed to stay home to follow guidelines for social distancing and quarantines. Recent studies conducted by the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition found that patients and providers are …

news.un (2021-06-11). Continuing Venezuela exodus and COVID-19 highlights need for global solidarity for most vulnerable. news.un.org Vulnerable Venezuelan migrants and refugees who have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 health and socio-economic crisis, urgently need greater support from the international community, UN humanitarians said on Friday, ahead of a donor conference hosted by Canada next week.

Staff (2021-06-11). Activists Demand G7 Take Urgent Action on Climate, Vaccine Apartheid and Poverty. truthout.org As world leaders gather for the first in-person G7 summit in two years, talks are set to focus heavily on ending the pandemic and the climate crisis, and climate activists are calling on them for more immediate action. "It's not just one crisis," says Asad Rehman, executive director of War on Want and spokesperson for the COP26 Climate Coalition. "What we've seen is simply rich countries doing too little too late and not taking up their responsibility, and unfortunately this G7 has not change…

Staff (2021-06-11). "Our House Is on Fire": Activists Urge G7 to Immediately Address Climate, Vaccine Apartheid & Poverty. democracynow.org As world leaders gather for the first in-person G7 summit in two years, talks are set to focus heavily on ending the pandemic and the climate crisis, and climate activists are calling on them for more immediate action. "It's not just one crisis," says Asad Rehman, executive director of War on Want and spokesperson for the COP26 Climate Coalition. "What we've seen is simply rich countries doing too little too late and not taking up their responsibility, and unfortunately this G7 has not changed that at all."

Marie Kelly (2021-06-11). On the picket line. workers.org Gig workers are essential workers As pandemic business closures escalated in 2019-2020, many immigrant workers who lost jobs at hotels and construction sites turned to the gig economy for work with Lyft, Uber, DoorDash, GrubHub and Instacart. Labelled as independent contractors by the companies, these workers have few labor protections. . . . |

_____ (2021-06-11). Every Region Of The World Is The Worst Affected. popularresistance.org Each month, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) releases a monthly food price index. The release on 3 June showed that food prices have surged by 40%, the largest rise since 2011. The impact of this food price rise will grievously hit developing countries, most of whom are major importers of food staples. | Prices rise for a range of reasons, the current rise largely fuelled by the collapse of sizeable sections of the global economy during the pandemic. Warnings of general inflation due to lockdown-related pent-up demand, shipping bottlenecks, and oil price increases loom over richer states, which [m…

WSWS (2021-06-11). Canada's military spied on mass protests against police murder of George Floyd. wsws.org The military used its deployment to long-term care homes overwhelmed by the pandemic to spy on and test out methods of repression against the Canadian population.

Oakland Privacy (2021-06-11). Wednesday 7/14: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org We intend to meet in-person at the OMNI Commons, as we have in the past before the pandemic, assuming it is open and available. Email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to get up-to-date location information or obtain Zoom meeting access info. | Omni Commons | 4799 Shattuck Ave.

John Feffer (2021-06-11). Twilight of the Pandemic? counterpunch.org I went to a birthday party recently. The celebrants greeted each other with hugs on the patio. After an outdoor barbeque dinner, we stood shoulder to shoulder around the island in the kitchen, eating cake from small paper plates. We sang "Happy Birthday." Ordinarily, an event like that wouldn't be worth noting, but these aren't

Staff (2021-06-11). "Julian Is Suffering": Family of WikiLeaks Founder Assange in U.S. to Demand His Release from Prison. democracynow.org The U.S. State Department is pushing to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from Britain, where Biden is now meeting with leaders during the G7 summit. A U.K. judge blocked Assange's extradition in January, citing serious mental health concerns. Assange faces up to 175 years in prison if brought to the U.S., where he was indicted for violations of the Espionage Act related to the publication of classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes. We speak with Assange's father and half-brother, who are on a tour of the United States to advocate for his release. "The G7 meeting is based upon values, and yet they…

Juan Cole (2021-06-11). Israeli Security Forces won't Vaccinate Occupied Palestinians, Ban Palestinian Health Worker Committees that Do. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Amnesty International complains that on the morning of June 9, Israeli forces invaded the headquarters in Ramallah of the Palestinian Health Worker Committees. They stole the computers and memory drives in the office and banned the organization for six months. The HWC has been a key actor in the Palestinian …

WSWS (2021-06-11). Doctors discuss mass resignations as Australian rural health inquiry reveals systemic breakdown. wsws.org Hundreds of submissions to the inquiry have revealed the disastrous state of healthcare services, which have been likened to conditions in "a third world country."

Reynard Loki (2021-06-11). Forests are Crucial to Combating Climate Change. Will Biden Rise to the Challenge? counterpunch.org Covering a third of the planet's land surface, forests are massive carbon sinks, absorbing and storing carbon dioxide and keeping it out of the atmosphere where it would contribute to global warming. Only the world's oceans store more carbon. Keeping forests intact has long been considered essential to maintaining a healthy planetary environment, but scientists

GINIW Collective (2021-06-11). Minnesota Water Protectors Denied Medications and Phone Calls After Arrests. indybay.org Water Protectors in actions to shut down Enbridge's Line 3 in Northern Minnesota were denied their medications and phone calls.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-11). Consumer Health: Understanding migraine headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about migraines. Migraine headaches can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. A migraine usually lasts from four to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-11). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cerebrospinal fluid leaks are commonly misdiagnosed. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. It cushions the brain and spinal cord from injury, delivers nutrients and acts as a waste removal system for the brain. A cerebrospinal fluid leak occurs when fluid escapes through a small tear or hole in the outermost layer of tissue that …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-11). Mayo Clinic study provides clarity on use of anticoagulants in gastrointestinal cancers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A study by Mayo Clinic researchers provides some clarity in the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC), such as apixaban and rivaroxaban, to treat acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with gastrointestinal cancers. The findings were published Wednesday, June 2, in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Among the study's findings: Rivaroxaban showed no higher risk …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-11). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Cancer survivorship needs are unique for each survivor. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is National Cancer Survivor Month, and National Cancer Survivors Day was recognized on Sunday, June 6. Both events recognize and celebrate the millions of adults and children in the United States who have experienced a cancer diagnosis. According to the National Cancer Institute, there are nearly 17 million cancer survivors in the U.S. Each …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-11). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-11). Consumer Health: Men's health threats and strategies for healthier living. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Do you know the greatest threats to men's health? Do you know what you can do to lower your risks and lead a longer, healthier life? June is Men's Health Month, which makes this a good time to explore these topics. Three of the top causes of death among men in the U.S. are heart …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-11). Do glasses that block blue light help your eyes? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Sitting behind a computer screen all day can strain your eyes, but do glasses that claim to block blue light really help? Dr. Muriel Schornack, a Mayo Clinic optometrist, says the macula is the area of the retina in your eye that is responsible for processing your clear central vision. The macula can be sensitive …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-11). Consumer Health: Summer eating with celiac disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With summer nearly here, thoughts turn to summer eating, including potlucks, picnics at the beach and celebrations. In addition to concerns about food safety and keeping sand out of the fruit salad, people with celiac disease need to be careful of gluten along the way. If someone with celiac disease will be at your summer …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-11). Thanks to 3D printing, 'They know who I am — I'm grandpa'. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For John Roby, the road to recovery from injuries to his face has been paved with teamwork between Plastic Surgery and Radiology using 3D printing. __________________________________________________ In an instant — the grasp on the hand brakes, the squealing tires, the realization of what was to come, the unavoidable collision between motorcycle and passenger side of …

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