- In a speech today, Barack Obama will announce that the drone assassination program will be moved to the Pentagon and that restrictions will be placed on where the killings can take place, meaning that they can only occur in countries that America is explicitly at war with. He will also announce his renewed intention to close the indefinite detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A hunger strike at the prison camp marked its 100th day last Friday.
- Jordan Cove Energy Project, a proposed liquid natural gas export terminal pushed by Canadian-based energy corporation Vereseen in Coos Bay, submitted its formal application for the project yesterday.
- The trial for three Portland housing justice activists accused of a string of misdemeanors, including assault, in the eviction defense of the Southeast Portland home of Darren Johnson and Patricia Williams will happen on June 24.
- Some Portland activists spoke with Deep Green Philly, a deep ecology news site based in Philadelphia that is unaffiliated with Deep Green Resistance, about their experiences with the group at this year’s Law and Disorder conference, where trans and queer people and their allies confronted DGR organizers about their organization’s anti-trans politics. In light of these events, a DGR speaking event scheduled for New York City’s anarchist Bluestockings books, as well as a date in Philadelphia, have been canceled.
- A British soldier stationed in London was hit by a car and then hacked to death with knives yesterday by two suspects who then told an amassed crowd videotaping the scene that the attack was in retaliation for violence against Muslims. The two suspects were shot by police and are both in serious condition.
- A man has been arrested in Spokane, Washington for mailing letters tainted with the poison ricin to a federal judge.
- Seventeen people were killed when suicide bombers struck military and mining sites in Niger.
- A suicide attack in Quetta, Pakistan killed 12 paramilitary personnel.