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A Bolivian court has found Jeanine Áñez and former police and military chiefs guilty for their role in crimes committed during the coup against then-president Evo Morales in November 2019, reports Peoples Dispatch.

By any objective measure, the ninth Summit of the Americas, hosted by the United States in Los Angeles from June 6–10, was a failure, writes Ian Ellis-Jones.

 Home Secretary Priti Patel and Minister Biruta sign the migration and economic development partnership between the UK and Rwanda.

The first flight from Britain to Rwanda filled with asylum seekers will, unless the Court of Appeal rules otherwise, take off on June 14, writes Binoy Kampmark

Despite ongoing protests, shortages, 40% inflation and a historic debt default, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he will finish his term. His statement comes amid a wave of mass arrests of peaceful protestors, reports Janaka Biyanwila.

A new government database tracking pregnancies in Poland has sparked fears that medical data will be used to prosecute women who obtain abortion care. Julia Conley reports.

Mike Pompeo and Julian Assange

Former CIA director and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been summoned to testify on the conduct of a private security firm hired to spy on Julian Assange while he was in the Ecuadorian embassy, reports Binoy Kampmark.

Anti-war protest

Anti-war sentiment continues to grow inside Russia, as the death toll rises among soldiers from some of Russia's most ethnically marginalised and poorest peoples, reports Dick Nichols.

Francia Márquez and Gustavo Petro

A political earthquake struck Colombia last month, when the left-leaning Historic Pact won the first round of the presidential elections after getting 40.3% of the vote, write Vijay Prashad and Taroa Zúñiga Silva. Can the left break the cycle of violence to win the second round on June 19?

Line Barfod

The radical left Red-Green Alliance shook up Danish politics in November, coming first in the elections for Copenhagen City Council. Line Barfod headed its ticket and is now in charge of urban renewal and development, climate, housing and traffic. She spoke with Green Left’s Dick Nichols.

MIchelle Bachelet in Xinjiang, China

United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet's visit to China last month was seized on by the United States to ramp up its anti-Chinese rhetoric, writes William Briggs.

A protest against ZEDEs

Honduran President Xiomara Castro signed a decree on April 25 that repealed the law creating the country's nefarious Economic Development and Employment Zones (ZEDEs), reports Ben Radford.

British soldiers in Iraq

A secret memo published by Stop the War UK details an April 2002 meeting between Tony Blair and George W Bush concerning military intervention to topple Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, reports Kerry Smith.

Tony Blair has blood on his hands

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will receive a knighthood on June 13, but more than 1.2 million petitioners say he should be sent to The Hague as a war criminal, not honoured at Windsor Castle.

Al Aqsa mosque stormed

Thousands of Israeli settlers stormed the al-Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem on May 29 during the so-called annual “March of the Flags”, held to celebrate Israeli occupation of the city, reports Peoples' Dispatch.

Occupy Gezi protest in 2013

Turkish police arrested 170 protesters around Istanbul’s Taksim Square on May 31, as crowds gathered to mark the 9th anniversary of the nationwide anti-government demonstrations that began in nearby Gezi Park, reports Medya News.

US-ASEAN Special Summit

The United States is aggressively seeking to revive its waning hegemonic role in the Asia-Pacific. In response, the following joint statement was issued by the Party of the Labouring Masses (Philippines), the Socialist Party of Malaysia and the Working People's Association (Indonesia).

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