- Today is an international day of solidarity with long-term anarchist prisoners. Let them know they’re not forgotten today!
- In Olympia, Washington, locks were glued shut at the west side police substation to mark June 11. Yesterday, a statement also said that an Olympia Mormon church was attacked in solidarity with grand jury resisters.
- Tomorrow supporters of Byron Shayne “Oso Blanco” Chubbuck are asking people to call USP Florence and demand that Oso get proper medical treatment, namely an examination of a potentially cancerous growth on his liver. Oso Blanco was sentenced to 80 years for a series of bank robberies he carried out in order to support the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, Mexico.
- In Istanbul, Turkey, police attacked protesters today at Taksim Square with tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons, as well as raided political offices and shut down the subway. The official reason given was to remove banner placed on buildings adjacent to the square. Protesters fought back with Molotov cocktails and stones.
- London police arrested 32 protesters, storming a squat inhabited by organizers opposing the G8 meetings in London next week.
- A third lawsuit has been filed against Monsanto by Northwestern farmers who say they have been financially damaged by the discovery of genetically-modified wheat growing in eastern Oregon in April. The region exports the majority of its wheat crop to Asian markets who oppose GMO food. Japan has delayed its purchase of wheat from Oregon, as a result.
- Prisoners in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay, in northern California have called for another hunger strike on July 8, also asking general population prisoners to stop working, and calling for solidarity from other prisons and people on the outside.
- The city of Seattle plans to forcibly evict a houseless encampment called Nickelsville, giving the camp a September 1 deadline to vacate.
- Nearly 300 Cambodian garment workers who participated in a strike against Nike for higher wages have been fired. Workers also protested at a provincial court in Phnom Penh, demanding the release of those arrested when protesters and police clashed on June 3.