2024-06-12: News Headlines

Ana Perdigón (2024-06-12). Elections in Venezuela: Opposition Candidate Edmundo González Refuses to Sign Agreement to Recognize July 28 Results. orinocotribune.com The far-right opposition presidential candidate Edmundo González Urrutia ruled out signing an agreement that would recognize the results of the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for July 28. The agreement had been suggested by the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) to prevent far-right violence after the elections, something that has happened several times in the past. | On Tuesday, June 11, a journalist asked González Urrutia whether he would sign the agreement proposed by the president of the National Assembly, PSUV Deputy Jorge Rodríguez. The agreement has been proposed by Chavismo in at least…

Community volunteers to support MVP (2024-06-12). Saturday 6/22: Dance Out The Vote Party! – Fundraiser for Movement Voter Project. indybay.org Artthaus Studios | 2744 East 11th Street | Oakland, CA 94601…

Jamal Rich (2024-06-12). D.C. Council won't consider ceasefire resolution, but Ward 1 Dems are making moves. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—On Tuesday, June 11, the Ward 1 Committee of the D.C. Democratic Party hosted a public roundtable conversation, supported by the D.C. for Ceasefire Now Coalition and the Retirees for Accountability. The event was attended by many community members from the Ward and the broader D.C. community, with a conversation led by Ward 1 D.C. …

Dave McKee (2024-06-12). Canada's new McCarthyism: Searching for foreign interference? Look to the U.S. and NATO. peoplesworld.org Editor's Note: Canadian mainstream media was sent into a frenzy Monday after a report from the National Security and Intelligence Committee, a parliamentary body, alleged that some lawmakers had helped foreign actors—primarily China, and to a lesser extent, India—interfere in political campaigns and party leadership races. The report even claims that some unnamed members of …

WSWS (2024-06-12). An Open Letter to the Ukrainian government: Release Bogdan Syrotiuk! wsws.org On Thursday, June 13, the following letter from the Socialist Equality Party and the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site will be delivered to Oksana Markarova, the ambassador of Ukraine, in Washington, D.C.

Wayne Parry (2024-06-12). Jersey Shore cops, pols want to hold parents responsible for kids' rowdy actions after melees. whyy.org Parents should be held civilly or criminally responsible for the actions of their children that create disturbances or damage in public places, a group of New Jersey police chiefs and Republican lawmakers said Wednesday during a forum held after a second consecutive year of disturbances at some Jersey Shore boardwalks over Memorial Day weekend. | The disturbances included the stabbing of a teenager in Ocean City, and waves of unruly young people that prompted the city of Wildwood to shut down its boardwalk overnight. | The panel consisted solely of Republican state and local legislators, whose party has blamed

Steve Topple (2024-06-12). A video of Keir Starmer has emerged from 2019 that should finish his campaign off. thecanary.co A video of Keir Starmer from 2019 is doing the rounds again. It comes after claims he made on Sky News to the public — and exposes the Labour Party leader for the charlatan that he is. If anything, it displays that the public cannot trust him — and that they should remember that when […] | By

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2024-06-11: News Headlines

Amos Harel (2024-06-11). Gantz's belated departure from the Netanyahu government may be too little, too late. haaretz.com National Unity Party's departure from the coalition failed to set off nationwide protests, but the government's conduct may yet bring Israelis back to the streets ‚ñ Gantz and Eisenkot's decision suggests a belief that Netanyahu is still sufficiently reined in, mainly by U.S. opposition ‚ñ Israel, as a result of Netanyahu's clear choice, is missing the Saudi normalization train…

Staff (2024-06-11). Diosdado Cabello: 'There are Professional Fraud Claimers in the Opposition'. orinocotribune.com The opposition has "professional fraud claimers" who are present every time they lose an election, said the vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello: | "Every time there is an election and the opposition loses, they come out saying that they were cheated and they are going to hand over the evidence. There are professional fraud claimers, and they are all active in the opposition." Cabello made the comments during the weekly press conference of the PSUV this Monday, June 10. | He criticized the opposition's ambiguous position of only recognizing the electoral results when…

Staff (2024-06-11). PSUV: Opposition Has Received Foreign Funds Since Bolviarian Revolution Began. orinocotribune.com Since Hugo Chávez was elected in 1998, Venezuela's political opposition has received foreign financing to promote destabilization in the country and attack the revolutionary government, said the vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello. | This Sunday, June 9, during his participation in the discussion "Forms of Organization of the Bolivarian Revolution," Cabello said that Venezuela currently enjoys full independence, which is why it makes decisions freely in accordance with the mandates of the people. | The sectors of the extreme right, which today are calling for electio…

Victoria Torres (2024-06-11). Hitmen: Venezuelan Opposition's New Plan Against President Maduro. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro denounced members of the opposition for having hitmen at their disposal in Venezuela with the aim of assassinating the president during campaign rallies amid the upcoming July 28 presidential elections. | "They have a group of hitmen, the extreme right… They have a group of hitmen already in Venezuela, looking for me, looking for us [his presidential campaign staff], to harm us," President Maduro said this Sunday, June 9, during an event in Caracas with leaders of the governing United Socialist Party (PSUV). | The president pointed toward Leopoldo López, Antonio Ledezma, and…

Dan Becker, Consortium News. (2024-06-11). Gaza And United Nations Veto Power. popularresistance.org In the United Nations Charter, the very sentence that establishes the Security Council's permanent-five veto power ends — surprisingly — in these nine words: ". . . a party to a dispute shall abstain from voting." | Let's allow the phrase to sink in for a moment before acknowledging that there is indeed a host of conditions, requirements, litmus tests and hoops to jump through before the phrase can be invoked and applied to a resolution. | But at the same time, it's also crucial and a bit remarkable to remember that the five permanent members (P5) of the Security Council — Britain, China, France…

United Front Committee For A Labor Party (2024-06-11). Wednesday 6/12: Action to Protest Fascist Argentina Pres Melei's Attack on Workers Party PO & Polo Obrero. indybay.org San Francisco Federal Building | 90 7th St. | San Francisco…

Community volunteers to support MVP (2024-06-11). Saturday 6/22: Dance Out The Vote Party! – Fundraiser for Movement Voter Project. indybay.org Artthaus Studios | 2744 East 11th Street | Oakland, CA 94601…

Basit Mahmood (2024-06-11). Tories' own attack ad suggests that they could come third. leftfootforward.org It's got so bad for the Conservatives, that their own paid for attack ad suggests that they could come third. | With the polls continuing to predict a Tory wipeout at the general election, giving the Labour Party an average 20-point lead, Sunak has failed thus far to reverse the trend since calling a general election. | Today is the day of the Tory manifesto launch and there are even reports that rebel Tories could launch an alternative manifesto should Sunak's current proposals fall flat. | It follows on from a torrid week for the Prime Minister, who issued an apology after facing a backlash for leaving D-Day…

Basit Mahmood (2024-06-11). Nick Robinson tears Rishi Sunak apart for repeating ' £2,000 tax rise' claim. leftfootforward.org Rishi Sunak's election campaign is full of car crash interviews, the latest of which occurred last night during a gruelling interview with the BBC's Nick Robinson. | Sunak took part in a long form election interview with Robinson, the first party leader to do so, where he faced questions on tax and spend, immigration, the NHS and the overall Tory record in office. | During the first leaders debate with Keir Starmer, Sunak lied and claimed that Labour would raise taxes by £2,000 per working household. The Treasury's top civil servant criticised the Conservatives for presenting the figure as if it had been…

Amiad Horowitz (2024-06-11). Vietnamese representative tells CPUSA convention about agent orange problems. peoplesworld.org Read more coverage of the Communist Party USA's 32nd National Convention. CHICAGO — A representative of the Communist Party of Vietnam addressed a gathering of hundreds of U.S. communists and their supporters at an even here last weekend, telling the gathering that his people continue to suffer the effects of agent orange. It was a …

Amiad Horowitz (2024-06-11). Vietnamese representative tells CPUSA convention about agent orange problems. peoplesworld.org A representative of the Communist Party of Vietnam addressed a gathering of hundreds of U.S. communists and their supporters at an even here last weekend, telling the gathering that his people continue to suffer the effects of agent orange. It was a chemical that the U.S. sprayed on people, animals, agricultural products and forests in …

Press Associates (2024-06-11). Iranian communist leader: "Won't take very long to oust theocratic government" peoplesworld.org Read more coverage of the Communist Party USA's 32nd National Convention. CHICAGO —An official of the Iranian Tudeh Party, predicted here this weekend that "it won't take very long" to oust the theocratic government that has run the Islamic Republic since its 1979 revolution. And Danesh said that when Iranians do so, the CPUSA will …

Guest Blogger (2024-06-11). Deputy Leader Of Germany's Centre-Right Party: Country in A "Green Fairy Tale World" wattsupwiththat.com The Deputy Leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union Jens Spahn warns that the current socialist-green government is leading the country into a "green fairy tale world" and sharply citicizes the country's the nuclear phase-out.

aljazeera (2024-06-11). Is the UK's left-wing Labour Party on a 'rightward' path in election race? aljazeera.com Labour's leader Keir Starmer has been accused of purging left-wing members of his party ahead of the general election.

newleftreview (2024-06-11). Sahra Wagenknecht: Condition of Germany. newleftreview.org Interview with a prominent leader of the German left on the state of her country, currently the epicentre of converging crises—geopolitical, economic, environmental. With politics swerving right under an SPD-led government, flux and refoundation on the left.

Adam Bienkov (2024-06-11). How Rishi Sunak 'Changed the Rules' to Keep the Conservative Party in Power. bylinetimes.com "If Labour wins this time, they'll change the rules so they're in power for a very long time", Rishi Sunak said this morning, as he published the Conservative party's election manifesto. | His justification for this dramatic claim was that the Labour leader Keir Starmer has announced that he plans to extend the right to vote to all 16-year-olds, therefore making it, in Sunak's words "harder to remove him from power". | Now, aside from what this says about the Conservative party's view of young people, and their right to be heard, this is a quite extraordinarily hypocritical comment from the Prime Minister.

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