70 years ago to this day was D-Day.
- Professor Leo Panitch talks with The Real News on how D-Day started the process of the U.S. leading capitalism into Europe for control
- Juan Cole: “On D-Day: Remembering the Muslim Troops who Fought the Axis”
- A helpful article providing analysis on the situation between the West and the East and possible solutions to the Ukrainian crisis
- Gareth Porter: “Leading Alarmist on Iran Ignored What He Knew Was True”
- The opposition leader in Israel said Benjamin Netanyahu “loathes” President Obama and such a feeling affects the relationship between Israel and the U.S.
- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon: I worry about the safety of the Palestinian prisoners in Israel on hunger strike
- As a result of many factors, which include water scarcity, destruction and a civil war, the risk of more Syrians fleeing from their homes is high
- With Fatah and Hamas working together in a Palestinian government, there still exist issues that must be addressed. For instance, there is no main political platform to work on.
- In Somalia, al-Shabab militants have stopped food shipments from entering cities in the south. This is causing hunger and starvation and led to the deaths of some civilians.
- Adly Mansour, the outgoing Egyptian President, made a decree to criminalize sexual harassment
- It is being reported Egypt is interested in talking with Western officials over its economy; That isn’t good
Asia and Oceania
- Tribes in North Waziristan in Pakistan said they will remove all foreign fighters from the territory in 15 days
- The police in Thailand warned citizens that even posting things online against the junta might get them arrested
- China played damage control by saying its military is not for influence as a Pentagon report said, rather it is for defense
- On the day before Petro Poroshenko will be sworn-in as Ukrainian President, pro-Russian separatists shot down an army plane
- Meanwhile, Poroshenko said, after meeting with Vladimir Putin, he was pleased to have dialogue with Russia
- President Putin: It is possible for a referendum to happen to change Volgograd back to Stalingrad; Oh please no. For the love of anything, don’t do it.
Latin America, Caribbean and Canada
- In Curitiba, Brazil, workers who are a part of the upcoming World Cup had an impromptu strike on unpaid wages. Afterward, they were sent to a meeting to discuss their demands.
- Michael Ratner discusses the impact the revelations given by not only Edward Snowden, but also by Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange
- A new report shows how privatization in the U.S. leads to a “race to the bottom”
- 89,000 automobiles will be recalled by the General Motors for defects; The saga continues
- David Sirota: “Americans Pay the Price for Private Equity Firms’ Sins”
- A lawyer who had a successful class action lawsuit against the tobacco industry is suing high-frequency traders for their unethical ways to get profit
- A mother who works at Wal-Mart talks about the hardships that not only she faces, but also other mothers face working in the low-wage retail store
- In the past few decades, business groups have attempted to stop demands by workers. Yet, as the resurgence of worker strikes come, they are seeking to stop it at all cost.
- As the Senate now discusses the prospect of a constitutional amendment to reform campaign finance, it is ignoring calls for public financing for elections
- Amy Goodman: “Bergdahl, Afghanistan, and the Darkening of the American Soul”
- A new poll found 44 percent of Americans disagree that the prisoner swap for Bergdahl was right compared to 29 who agree
- It now seems, as a result of not getting the treatment by the VA they needed, 18 veterans died as a result
- A new report said the military and its suppliers should be more commercial and competitive in the globalized world
- A watchdog group will see if allegations of retaliation by the VA against its workers for filing whistleblowers complaints are true
- Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY): There’ll be “a drone with their name on it” if the freed Taliban detainees plot retaliation against the U. S.
- President Obama nominated a big money donor to be the ambassador to France
- For fear of national security concerns, the U.S. government told a federal appeals court it wants more redactions on its drone strikes
- The term “communism” should be back into our discussion on a future society, yet it should be a different vision that is not like the Soviet Union. Rather, it should include new elements influenced by contemporary ideas.
- Developers in New Jersey were give a $223 million subsidy by the state government to build a shopping mall. They were also donors for Chris Christie; This is getting ridiculous. Chris Christie is a pathetic, corrupt plutocrat interested in his own little schemes. How anyone can support this trash is beyond me.
Health, Hunger and Homelessness
- A new federal report uncovered the disastrous conditions in Los Angeles County jails and said it fuels suicides
Top Gun (Stories)
- In terms of gun ownership among domestic abusers, there still exists loopholes that end up with tragic consequences for their partners
- Justin Bourque is under arrest by the Canadian police after a manhunt for him for killing three officers
- A brilliant and funny segment on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on the “dos and don’ts” with the 2nd Amendment
The Second Sex
- Within the geek community, there is still misogyny that noticeablyaffects how women are treated
- Researchers state, despite the devastating effects large agricultural companies have had on Monarch butterflies, there are ways to increase its population
- New research shows the only solution to prevent the damaging effects of global warming is to cut carbon emissions in the atmosphere
- A new report out of Iraq found the government did very little to get back more than 30,000 archaeological pieces missing or lost since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion
- In Germany, authorities painted the German colors on a statue of Karl Marx to celebrate ahead of the World Cup; Workers of the world unite…on the field for a friendly game for 30 minutes.