2022-06-24: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-24). Biden Again Blames Putin For High Gas Prices as Russian Oil Sales Soar. news.antiwar.com The US-led sanctions campaign against Russia has backfired on the West as Americans and Europeans are facing soaring gas prices, and Since Russia invaded Ukraine, President Biden has written off rising gas prices and inflation as "Putin's price hike." On Wednesday, Biden doubled down on blaming Russia while also admitting that his policies have only made things worse for Americans. | "We cut off Russian oil into the United States, and our partners in Europe did the same, knowing that we would see hig…

____ (2022-06-24). U.S. to send Ukraine more rocket systems in new weapons package. ecns.cn The United States will provide Ukraine with an additional 450 million U.S. dollars' worth of security assistance, including four more advanced rocket systems, the Department of Defense announced Thursday.

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-24). European Union Grants Candidate Status to Ukraine and Moldova. news.antiwar.com European Union leaders on Thursday "The Ukrainian people belong to the European family. Ukraine's future is with the EU," said Josep Borrel, the EU's foreign policy chief. "Today marks the beginning of a long journey that we will walk together." | The decision for Ukraine was viewed by Western media…

JANET (2022-06-24). End the US/NATO Proxy War with Russia Statement by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC). iacenter.org www.UNACpeace.org UNAC calls for an end to NATO expansion and an end to NATO. NATO is not a defensive alliance, it is offensive as was shown by its war on Afghanistan, its surrounding of Russia and in this present US/NATO proxy war with Russian in Ukraine. Steps towards war In 1991, the US promised to not move NATO east of Germany. To date it has moved into 14 of these countries. In 2014 the US helped orchestrate a coup that overthrew the elected government of Victor Yanukovych, who they felt was too open to good relations with Russia. That coup banned Yanukovych's Party, the largest in the country. The second la…

____ (2022-06-24). Zelensky welcomes EU decision to grant Ukraine candidate status. ecns.cn Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday welcomed the decision of the European Council to grant Ukraine candidate status for accession to the European Union (EU).

____ (2022-06-24). EU leaders grant Ukraine, Moldova EU candidate status. ecns.cn European Union (EU) leaders have accepted Ukraine and Moldova as candidates for membership of the bloc, European Council President Charles Michel said on Thursday.

____ (2022-06-24). EU Foreign Policy Chief Borrell to arrive in Iran tonight. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 24 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that High Representative of European Union for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell will arrive in Iran tonight for bilateral talks with Iranian officials.

_____ (2022-06-24). Washington Splits Asia in Two. journal-neo.org The modern world is torn by contradictions: the US and its allies, accustomed to global domination, seek to maintain and expand their position at the expense of the interests of other countries, leading to crises and conflicts. In the Middle East, wars have been raging for decades, and in Europe, fighting has broken out in …

____ (2022-06-24). BRICS emphasizes diplomatic solution to Iran's nuclear issue. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 24 (MNA) — Leaders of BRICS group including emerging economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in a statement stressed the need to a political and diplomatic solution over Iran's nuclear issue.

____ (2022-06-24). Syrian army launch operation to cleanse Raqqa from ISIL. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 24 (MNA) — The Syrian army's ground forces backed by Russian air force began operation to cleanse remnants of ISIL terrorist groups in southeastern province of Raqqa.

____ (2022-06-24). Xi hosts 14th BRICS Summit, stresses importance of fostering high-quality partnership. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping chaired the 14th BRICS Summit on Thursday evening in Beijing via video link. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the Summit.

____ (2022-06-24). Russia's Putin to visit Iran for bilateral talk: Kremlin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 24 (MNA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin will certainly visit Iran at some point, but the exact date of this visit is yet unknown, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced on Friday.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-24). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 update. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As immunity wanes for many vaccinated adults and omicron and its subvariants continue to circulate, it seems that just about everyone knows someone with a case of COVID-19. The steady increase in COVID-19 infections is due to changing, highly contagious variants, explains Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. Dr. Poland says it's still important to take the precaution of mask-wearing in public areas, even if you have…

WSWS (2022-06-23). The real message in Biden's phony gas tax cut: Workers must pay for Ukraine war. wsws.org President Biden's proposals to reduce gas prices at the pump are a series of meaningless appeals to Congress and the oil monopolies aimed at covering up the real causes of inflation and falsely blaming it all on Vladimir Putin.

Editor (2022-06-23). China Will Decide the Outcome of Russia v. the West. scheerpost.com By John Feffer / Tom Dispatch | In its attempt to swallow Ukraine whole, Russia has so far managed to bite off only the eastern Donbas region and a portion of its southern coast. The rest of the country remains independent, with its capital Kyiv intact. | No one knows how this meal will end. Ukraine is eager to force Russia to disgorge what it's already devoured, while the still-peckish invader clearly has This might seem like an ordinary territorial dispute between predator and pr…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-23). Ukraine's Neo-Nazi Azov Battalion. libya360.wordpress.com Evgeny Norin Ukrainian propaganda has elevated the Azov Battalion's protracted but ultimately doomed final stand, in Mariupol, to heroic proportions. Adding further pathos to this sentimental story were the desperate calls for help from the commanders of the units entrapped in the bowels of the Azovstal factory and the photogenic young wives of the besieged…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-23). Greek Arms Deliveries to Ukraine Undermine Security of Aegean Islands. libya360.wordpress.com Paul Antonopoulos According to the Greek press, Ukraine has received more than 100 BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles, 60 Stinger missiles and other armaments from Greece. In April, the Greek authorities announced that they would no longer supply arms to Ukraine in order not to weaken their own security in the face of new threats from…

_____ (2022-06-23). NATO Blockades Kaliningrad. journal-neo.org With the success of Russia's operations in Ukraine, we have to be concerned about NATO reacting to their strategic defeat by shifting their aggression not only to intense economic and propaganda warfare against Russia but also against Russia's position in the Baltic region. The blockade imposed on Kaliningrad on June 20th by Lithuania, a NATO …

Editor (2022-06-23). Is the West finally realizing that Russia will win the war in Ukraine? mronline.org This article is the fourth in a series of articles I have written covering the U.S. proxy war against Russia in Ukraine.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-23). Ukraine's Regime is a Terrorist Entity Like al-Qaeda and ISIS. libya360.wordpress.com Valery Kulikov The current Kiev regime can hardly be called a "state" even with certain reservations. Just like the notorious terrorist groups banned in Russia and in many countries around the world, such as Al-Qaeda or ISIS — Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The behavior of the Kiev authorities is typically terrorist: terror against…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-06-23). The West's War in Ukraine is a War against Russia. libya360.wordpress.com Salman Rafi Sheikh As recent events surrounding the ongoing conflict in Ukraine have shown unambiguously — and quite convincingly — the West's so-called 'war effort' in Ukraine is less about defending Ukraine and more about what some Western pundits call "erasing" Russia as a power capable of wielding influence at the global level. The war,…

_____ (2022-06-23). Ukraine is a Terrorist Entity like al-Qaeda and ISIS. journal-neo.org The current Kiev regime can hardly be called a "state" even with certain reservations. Just like the notorious terrorist groups banned in Russia and in many countries around the world, such as Al-Qaeda or ISIS &#1 ; Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The behavior of the Kiev authorities is typically terrorist: terror against civilians, fighting …

Anonymous103 (2022-06-23). Military Situation In Ukraine On June 23, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Nikolayev with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Avdiivka with high-precision missiles; | Russia struck military assets of the AFU near Artyomovsk with high-precision missiles; | On June 23, 6 AFU members were killed and 37 military vehicles were destroyed by Russian forces, according to the Russian MOD; | Russian air defense systems shot down 21 Ukrainian drones near near Snake Island, Pe…

Anonymous765 (2022-06-23). The Pipe Dreams Of Kiev's Regime. southfront.org |

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-23). Biden Authorizes New $4 Million Weapons Package for Ukraine. news.antiwar.com On Thursday, President Biden The Biden administration first sent HIMARS to Ukraine as part of a previous arms package that was announced on June 1, which represented a significant escalation in US military aid to Kyiv. Ukrainian officials said Thursday that they Accord…

Staff (2022-06-23). Pentagon delivers first HIMARS multiple rocket launchers to Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com UkrinformJune 23, 2022 First HIMARS launchers already in Ukraine — Defense Minister The first units of HIMARS multiple rocket launchers have already arrived in Ukraine as part of the U.S. security assistance. That's according to Ukraine's Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov…. "HIMARS have arrived to Ukraine. Thank you to my U.S. colleague and friend @SecDef Lloyd …

Jonathan Cook (2022-06-23). A Lemming Leading the Lemmings: Slavoj Zizek and the Terminal Collapse of the Anti-War Left. mintpressnews.com The left has sunk a long way since the Iraq war. The renowned public intellectual Slavoj Zizek is the latest recruit to the war hawk camp…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-06-23). Russian momentum in Ukraine could slow for lack of resources. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 23 (MNA) — Britain's defense intelligence service believes that Russia's momentum in the war in Ukraine will slow in the next few months as its army exhausts its resources, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson claimed.

C.J. Polychroniou (2022-06-23). The War in Ukraine Pushes the World Closer to the Edge of a Climate Precipice. commondreams.org Putin's war in Ukraine, which could last for years, is in fact an absolute godsent to the most destructive forces on the planet, namely the arms industry and the fossil fuel companies.

WSWS (2022-06-23). Ukraine bans largest opposition party. wsws.org The outlawing of the country's biggest opposition party is part of an ongoing campaign of repression aimed at ensuring that Kiev can fulfill its role as an imperialist proxy in the war against Russia.

Anonymous669 (2022-06-23). Ukraine Says It Received HIMARS Precision Rocket Launchers From US. southfront.org A U.S. Army M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) launches ordnance during RED FLAG-Alaska 21-1 at Fort Greely, Alaska, Oct. 22, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert) | Ukraine has received M142 HIMARS multiple rocket launchers from the US, the country's defense minister, Oleksiy Reznikov, announced on June 23. "HIMARS have arrived to Ukraine. Thank you to my colleague and friend Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III for these powerful tools! Summer will be hot for…

WSWS (2022-06-23). Lithuania to expand blockade of Russian goods as Ukraine war widens. wsws.org The escalation of the EU/ Lithuanian blockade of Kaliningrad comes amid a rapid expansion of the war, both in geographic scope and in intensity.

Amarynth (2022-06-23). Gonzalo Lira: Israel Provokes Russia. thesaker.is

Staff (2022-06-23). Estonia: French paratroopers engage in "force projection operation" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOSupreme Headquarters Allied Powers EuropeJune 22, 2022 France conducts Short-Notice Airborne Operation into Estonia The French Armed Forces conducted Operation THUNDER LYNX, a force projection operation towards Estonia. About a hundred paratroopers from the French 11th Airborne Brigade were deployed by an A-400M transport aircraft above the Estonian territory, to be dropped over a zone …

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-23). NATO Chief Wants Finland, Sweden To Join Alliance Soon, But Can't Guarantee It. news.antiwar.com On Wednesday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg "My aim is still to make sure that they [Sweden and Finland] can join soon," the NATO chief said at an event hosted by Politico. "I cannot guarantee, but I'm saying that's still my aim." | Stoltenberg has tried to downplay Turkey's stance and said it's "not the first time we see one or just…

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-23). Lithuania President Wants Hike in Military Spending, More NATO Troops. news.antiwar.com Lithuania's president wants his country An increase in NATO's presence in Eastern Europe and the Baltic states is expected to be announced at a summit in Madrid next week. But the alliance is divided over how big a military buildup it will be. | Lithuanian Presid…

WSWS (2022-06-23). Britain's rail strike and the struggle against war: Bring down the Johnson government! wsws.org Not only is the rail strike becoming a focus for the determination among millions of workers to end the savage austerity measures of the government. It is now threatening key foreign policy imperatives centred on an escalation of NATO's war against Russia and hostile targeting of China.

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-23). Lithuania Says Prepared for Russian Retaliation Over Kaliningrad Embargo, Doesn't Expect Military Action. news.antiwar.com Lithuania's president on Wednesday Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda told Reuters that Vilnius is ready for "unfriendly steps" such as Russia cutting the Baltic nation from a shared power grid, but doesn't expect a military response. | The Baltic states…

Jason Ditz (2022-06-23). As Nuclear Talks Stall, Iran Pursues Regional Diplomacy. news.antiwar.com While the centerpiece of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi's foreign policy since his election has been trying to salvage the P5+1 nuclear deal, the relative slow-down of that process has allowed him to assert his own diplomatic inclinations. | That policy is one his allies call a "balanced" approach to Iran has hosted three presidents already this month, the presidents of nearby Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan…

Jason Ditz (2022-06-23). Growing Rebel Divide in North Syria as Islamists Take Villages. news.antiwar.com There aren't a lot of huge rebel factions left in Syria after years of war, but two extent groups along the northern border, the Turkey took most of Afrin from the Kurds originally, and has been fighting them ever since. On Saturday, the HTS took the villages of Basufan, Qabasin, and Fafertin away from the SNA, and has sent more fighters to the area. | Turkey i…

_____ (2022-06-23). Medics For The People Has A Radical Plan To Rebuild Health Care. popularresistance.org MPLP was established in 1971 by a group of physicians who were also members of the Workers' Party of Belgium (PTB/PVDA). They did this because they felt the need to translate words to action, to ensure that healthcare is accessible to the people who need it, and this included a way of providing people free health consultations. They started the first health house in Antwerp, and since then, we have managed to establish 10 more health houses, guided by the same ideals from more than 50 years ago. There are many more health workers working with MPLP now, too, and not only physicians: nurses, psychologists, they're…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-06-23). More than 80,000 hit the streets of Belgium against inflation. peoplesdispatch.org On June 20, tens of thousands of people took to the Belgian capital Brussels demanding a solution to the cost of living crisis as well as a hike in wages. The inflation in Belgium grew by 6 percent and hit 9 percent in June and has resulted in a sharp rise in the cost of living.

Peoples Health Dispatch (2022-06-23). Medics for the People has a radical plan to rebuild healthcare in Belgium and Europe. peoplesdispatch.org Medics for the People has been providing primary health care to people in Belgium for more than years. They recently launched a new mission statement outlining their main streams of work for the upcoming period…

_____ (2022-06-23). Young Victims Of Climate Disasters Sue EU States Over Energy Treaty. popularresistance.org In the latest attempt to use the courts to address the climate crisis, five young people are suing 12 EU countries over membership in a treaty that they argue puts the needs of fossil fuel companies above climate action. | The young people brought their case before the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday, as Euractiv reported. The lawsuit targets the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), which gives energy companies the right to sue governments for compensation when their policies threaten profits. | "Governments are still putting profits of the fossil fuel industry over human rights. But climate change is escalatin…

Staff (2022-06-23). Norway Hopes Venezuela's Government & Opposition Resume Mexico Talks. orinocotribune.com The Kingdom of Norway expressed its wish that the Venezuelan government and the radical wing of the opposition, grouped in the so-called Unitary Platform, resume their process of dialogue and negotiation in Mexico. This was announced by the Foreign Ministry of the European country this Wednesday, June 22, through its Twitter account. | The message from the European country was issued within the context of the participation of the delegation leaders from both the Venezuelan government and the Unitary Platform, Jorge Rodríguez and Gerardo Blyde, respectively, in the Oslo Forum, that began on Tuesday, June 21 and en…

Editor (2022-06-23). UK to introduce new 'bill of rights' after migrant deportation defeat. mronline.org Britain will begin legislating for a new 'bill of rights' on Wednesday, giving the government the authority to disregard European Court of Human Rights judgments.

Anonymous103 (2022-06-23). Military Situation In Syria On June 23, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org On June 23, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib: 2 time &#1 ; in Idlib province, 1 &#1 ; in Aleppo province, 2 &#1 ; in Lattakia province; | On June 22, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions north of Tal Tamar; | On June 22, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions near Ain Issa; | On June 22, Damascus International Airport resumed operations, according to the Syrian Ministry of Transport.

John Feffer (2022-06-23). Is Putin the Face of the Future or the Final Gasp of the Past? commondreams.org China will decide the outcome of Russia v. the West.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-06-23). Amir-Abdollahian welcomes Lavrov at Foreign Ministry compound. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 23 (MNA) — The Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian welcomed the visiting Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' compound in Tehran on Thursday morning.

____ (2022-06-23). China's ambassador says Scotland ties mean 'opportunities up for grabs'. ecns.cn China's top diplomat in the United Kingdom is on a weeklong visit to Scotland to enhance the growing economic, cultural, and educational links between the nations, in a year that marks the th anniversary of the establishment of China-UK ambassadorial diplomatic relations…

____ (2022-06-23). I Respect Douglas MacGregor, But… smoothiex12.blogspot.com here is where I disagree with him dramatically. Not only I disagree with him, but many people in comments also disagree. The assertion that Russia's SPRN (missile attack early warning system) is somehow "nowhere near" the American one is dead wrong. I know where this assertion originated, professor Postol stated this a couple of years ago. And it is a complete malarkey. It is exactly the other way around, not to speak of the fact that the US was lagging in advanced early warning radar systems behind not just Russia, but Soviet Union already in 1970s and 1980s. The proof is in the pudding. American nominally…

Jordan Schachtel (2022-06-23). Already Expired: Moderna's upcoming Omicron shot is formulated for a variant that no longer exists. globalresearch.ca Moderna's reformulated mRNA COVID injection, the highly touted — and continuously delayed — "Omicron vaccine," was tailored to an Omicron subvariant that no longer exists. | The pharmaceutical company's Omicron-specific shot was formulated for the BA.1 subvariant of Omicron, which hasn't …

____ (2022-06-23). Early humans dating back to 600,000-year-old discovered in UK. ecns.cn Archaeological discoveries made on the outskirts of Canterbury, Kent confirm the presence of early humans in southern Britain between 560,000 and 620,000 years ago, making it one of the earliest known Paleolithic sites in northern Europe.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-06-23). Tehran, Moscow oppose foreign powers presence in Caspian sea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 23 (MNA) — In a meeting with the Russian foreign minister in Tehran Wed., the Iranian President stressed that Tehran and Moscow oppose the foreign military presence in the Caspian region.

Anonymous669 (2022-06-23). Russian Army Captured Two French CAESAR Howitzers From Kiev Forces. southfront.org French soldiers, assigned to Task Force Wagram, fire a French Ceasar in support of Operation Roundup, in Al Quim, Iraq, May 16, 2018. As a non-permanent force the Coalition aims to enable the Iraqi security forces to be self-sufficient. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Zakia Gray) | The Russian military has captured two French-made CAESAR self-propelled howitzers from Kiev forces, French lawyer and politician

Imperial.ac.uk (2022-06-23). Imperial alumni win top prize at Young Inventors award. imperial.ac.uk Two former Imperial students have been honoured by the European Patent Office (EPO) for an AI-recycling technology first conceived at the College.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-06-23). Daily Round-up|Rail workers on nationwide strike in the UK & other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode, we bring you stories from the British rail workers' strike, the crackdown on protesters in Ecuador and a march in Belgium over the cost of living crisis…

Staff (2022-06-23). Parlamento Europeo aprueba conceder estatus de Ucrania y Moldavia como candidatos a la UE. cubadebate.cu El Parlamento Europeo aprobó este jueves una resolución en la que solicita a los jefes de Estado y de Gobierno del bloque la concesión "sin demoras" a Ucrania y Moldavia del estatus de candidato a ingresar a la Unión Europea. La votación cerró con 529 votos a favor, 45 en contra y 14 abstenciones.

Contributing Writers (2022-06-23). Vatican Endorses "Killer Vaccine": Commemorative Coins Promoting the 'Need to be Vaccinated' against COVID/By Kennedy Hall. marktaliano.net An eight-piece set includes a 20 euro silver coin depicting a young person getting jabbed with a needle. Original Link Here: Vatican Endorses "Killer Vaccine": Commemorative Coins Promoting the 'Need to be Vaccinated' against COVID &#1 ; Global ResearchGlobal Research &#1 ; Centre for Research on Globalization By Kennedy H..]…

WSWS (2022-06-23). France's hung parliament, rising class struggles stagger Macron. wsws.org Macron reacted to his devastating defeat in the legislative elections with a perfunctory10-minute address calling on other parties to support his policies of austerity and war.

TeleSUR-mcs- JL (2022-06-23). Parlamento búlgaro aprueba moción de censura contra el Gobierno. telesurtv.net La moción de censura contra el Ejecutivo se concretó tras obtener un respado de 123 parlamentarios.

Nathan King (2022-06-22). The Heat: Conflict in Ukraine. america.cgtn.com Russian forces advance in Ukraine. When and how will this conflict end?

Amarynth (2022-06-22). Myths from the Past and the Third Incarnation of Russia since 1721. thesaker.is By Batiushka for The Saker Blog The First and Second Incarnations of Russia The Russian Lands existed for well over a thousand years before 2022 and took on many highly…

Amarynth (2022-06-22). Sitrep: International reserve currency based on a basket of BRICS currencies. thesaker.is This news just out &#1 ; MAJOR! Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that banks from BRICS nations can freely connect to the System for Transfer of Financial Messages (SPFS),…

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