The finance minister is meant to table an emergency budget on June 24 given the devastating effects of the virus, which will be with us for a long time to come. Yet South Africa has long required a budget that addresses a multitude of emergencies. DOMINIC BROWN | M&G
The Cape Town high Court will decide if the defamation case involving huge damages claims against much smaller opponents and critics is no less than an attempt to intimidate and silence them or commit them to long and expensive litigation to prevent further criticism and possible judicial adjudication. JOHN YELD | GROUNDUP
“Rubber bullets” is a bit of a misnomer. In actuality, they often feature a metal core or components with a thin polymer coating, and some are made entirely of hardened foam or plastic. AMANDA ARNOLD | THE CUT
The breadth of the uprising is astounding with antiracism protests in all 50 U.S. states and more than 500 cities plus more than 13,500 arrests in 43 cities. KEVIN ZEESE, MARGARET FLOWERS | POPULAR RESISTANCE
A little more than six months after the coup d’état against President Evo Morales in Bolivia, now exiled in Argentina, he warns of the serious situation his country is facing under a de facto government headed by the self-proclaimed President Jeanine Añez. STELLA CALLONI | INTERNATIONALIST 360
Durham council voted unanimously 6-0 to adopt the ban, after a petition by activists garnered more than 1,400 signatures amid days of global protests against racism and police brutality sparked by the killing of Floyd. MIDDLE EAST MONITOR
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas announced that the Palestinian state will no longer adhere to the agreements they signed with Israel and the United States. It is a reaction to Israel’s intentions to annex Jewish settlements in the West Bank. If Abbas’s intentions are consistently implemented, it would be a paradox for Palestine to abolish itself. PAUL ANTONOPOULOS | GLOBAL RESEARCH
A consensus is growing in the corporate world that working from home will be the new normal after coronavirus. Companies will sell it as a perk — but it will mean handing the boss even greater control over our lives. LUKE SAVAGE | JACOBIN MAG
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