Daily Archives: May 12, 2022

2022-05-12: News Headlines

Staff (2022-05-12). Israeli Army Kills Renowned Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh — Palestinians Mourn. orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, May 11, renowned Palestinian-American journalist and Al Jazeera correspondent, Shireen Abu Akleh, was assassinated after being shot in the head by Israeli occupation troops in Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. | Abu Akleh was wearing a clearly visible press jacket and helmet, which has led many to believe that the fatal shot was intentionally aimed at an exposed part of her head. | Imágenes trágicas de la reportera de aljazeera asesinada, Shereen Abu Aqleh, que fue atacada y asesinada hoy por soldados israelíes. Sonidos de granizo de fuego israelí se escucharon mientras Abu Aqleh yacía inmóvil con…

Benjamin Norton (2022-05-12). Economist Michael Hudson on decline of dollar, sanctions war, imperialism, financial parasitism. multipolarista.com In this interview with Multipolarista editor Benjamin Norton, economist Michael Hudson discusses the decline of the US dollar, the sanctions war on Russia, his concept of "free-trade imperialism," and financial parasitism. | We talk about these concepts explored in his new book " Video: | Podcast: | Transcript: | BENJAMIN NORTON: Hey, everyone. I'm Ben Norton, and this is the Multipolarista podc…

Kit Klarenberg (2022-05-12). Cambridge Analytica Reborn? Private Spy Agency Weaponizes Facebook Again. mintpressnews.com For all the public outcry, official probes and hearings, financial penalties, apologies and proposed regulations, Facebook remains the world's foremost surveillance tool — weaponized in all manner of malevolent ways by any number of hostile elements.

Editor2 (2022-05-12). Ukrainian Journalist Arrested in Spain at Behest of Kiev's Intelligence Services. orinocotribune.com FEARS have been raised for the safety of Ukrainian journalist Anatoly Shariy after he was arrested in Spain at the behest of Kiev's intelligence services on charges of high treason. | The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said that it had conducted a "multilevel special operation" alongside Spanish authorities on Thursday, which has been confirmed by Spanish police. | Mr Shariy was quickly released but has been forced to surrender his passport and remain in Spain. Ukraine has 40 days to apply for his extradition. | He has lived in exile since 2012, first in Lithuania, where he was granted political asylum. Howeve…

_____ (2022-05-12). Sanctions against Russia: Reactions from the Middle East. journal-neo.org The Middle East media have not stopped commenting on recent developments in Ukraine through the prism of their perception in the region. Particular attention is paid to the topic of the sanctions imposed on Moscow and their resonance in the Arab world. As can be seen, attitudes towards these measures are negative in the region. …

____ (2022-05-12). Democrats fund Ukraine war at the expense of American workers. wsws.org Having baited Russia into its reactionary invasion, the Biden administration seeks to make working people pay for the staggering cost of the war.

____ (2022-05-12). UAW seeks to block distribution of Autoworker Newsletter, censors Detroit Diesel workers on Facebook. wsws.org The UAW has disabled commenting on social media posts and attempted to threaten and intimidate reporters distributing the Autoworker Newsletter outside of the plant.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-12). Explosion in Iraqi Kurdistan leaves 12 injured (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Media sources reported early Thursday that an explosion in Sulaymaniyah city in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq left at least 12 wounded.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-12). Chinese plane catches fire at airport during takeoff. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — China's Tibet Airlines said all passengers and crew had been evacuated from an Airbus (AIR.PA) A319 plane that caught fire after an aborted takeoff in the southwestern city of Chongqing on Thursday.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-12). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 12. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Thursday, May 12.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-12). UN cheif calls for probe into assassination of Abu Akleh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — UN Secretary-General called on the relevant authorities to carry out an independent and transparent investigation into the assassination of an Al-Jazeera journalist and ensure that those responsible are held accountable.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-12). IRGC Navy fully observing enemies moves in sea borders. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Referring to the combat capability of IRGC Navy forces, Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said that IRGC Navy fully observes the moves of the enemies and foreigners in sea borders.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-12). Emir of Qatar officially welcomed by Iranain VP upon arrival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — The Emir of Qatar who has just arrived at Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport was officially welcomed by Iranian First Vice President Mohmmad Mokhber.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-12). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 12. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Thursday, May 12.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-12). Progressive leaders in Colombia reject the suspension of the mayor of Medellín. peoplesdispatch.org The frontrunner in the upcoming presidential elections, Gustavo Petro, has described the provisional suspension of Mayor Daniel Quintero as a "coup d'état in Medellin." He has called on the citizens to mobilize in defense of democracy…

Staff (2022-05-12). President of Bolivia Refuses to Attend 9th Summit of the Americas if there is Exclusion. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, May 10, Bolivian President Luis Arce Catacora announced that he will not attend the Summit of the Americas if nations from the region are excluded from the event, in a post he wrote on his Twitter account. | "Consistent with the principles and values of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, I reaffirm that a Summit of the Americas that excludes American countries will not be a full Summit of the Americas, and if the exclusion of sister nations persists, then I will not participate in it," stressed the president. Arce added that his nation bases its relations o…

Michael Roberts (2022-05-12). Inflation: wages versus profits. mronline.org Prices of commodities can be broken down into the three main components: labour costs (v= the value of labour power in Marxist terminology, non-labour inputs (c =the constant capital consumed, and the "mark-up" of profits over the first two components (s = surplus value appropriated by the capitalist owners). P = v + c + s.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-12). Colombia legalizes assisted suicide in historic ruling. colombiareports.com Colombia's constitutional court legalized physician-assisted suicide (PAS) on Wednesday. The historic ruling decriminalized PAS for people who suffer from severe health conditions that patients consider a threat to their dignity….

Fight Back (2022-05-12). Filipinos fight for democracy. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Starting the morning of Monday, May 9, Filipinos and allies across the tri-state area began hosting a vigil outside of the Consulate General of the Philippines. They committed to stay until the results of a historic election were announced. | The Northeast Vigil for Democracy was one of dozens across the U.S. calling for a fair election as Filipinos voted for a variety of different positions. All eyes are on the presidency as two main candidates fight it out – Bongbong Marcos and Leni Robredo. While Marcos ran on a robust social media campaign based on rewriting history of his family, Robredo brou…

Staff (2022-05-12). Mientras unos suman odio al dolor, otros aman. cubadebate.cu Entre el dolor que conecta a toda la isla y el esfuerzo descomunal de quienes se empeñan en la vida, no hay más coherencia que estar. Desde la escuelita accidentada conmueve que los estudiantes agradezcan por hacer, expresó Karla Santana, presidenta nacional de la FEU en la red social Facebook.

Staff (2022-05-12). Marrero Cruz: Que la cooperación Cuba-Venezuela siga siendo símbolo de hermandad. cubadebate.cu De muy fructífera calificó su estancia en Venezuela el miembro del Buró Político del Partido Comunista de Cuba y primer ministro, Manuel Marrero Cruz, y dijo sentirse satisfecho por el cumplimiento de los objetivos de la visita, que culminó este miércoles, luego de tres días de intenso trabajo.

Staff (2022-05-12). Perfeccionamiento del Comercio Interior, licitación de locales y canasta familiar sobre la mesa. cubadebate.cu La Ministra de Comercio Interior Betsy Díaz Velázquez compareció este miércoles en la Mesa Redonda para informar sobre temas como el perfeccionamiento del comercio minorista en medio de las dificultades económicas que enfrentamos, la situación de la canasta básica normada, la mejora en infraestructura de bodegas y otras unidades, y otros asuntos de interés.

Staff (2022-05-12). Refinería àëico López funciona con normalidad: "Principio de incendio" se produjo en el Centro de Convenciones de Guaicanamar. cubadebate.cu En la noche de este miércoles se produjo un "principio de incendio" en un almacén en el Centro de Convenciones de Guaicanamar que ya fue sofocado por los bomberos. La refinería àëico López se encuentra funcionando con normalidad, informa en redes sociales la institución. Según la Comunicadora institucional de CUPET, no se lamentan pérdida de vidas humanas.

Staff (2022-05-12). SNB 61: Cocodrilos matanceros estarán en la postemporada. cubadebate.cu Los Cocodrilos matanceros lograron su victoria 40 del campeonato y aseguraron su pase al maravilloso mundo de los playoffs, por décima ocasión en los últimas once temporadas. Aunque las matemáticas aun dejan la posibilidad de un triple o un cuádruple empate con esa cifra, no hay posibilidad alguna que los yumurinos queden fuera de la final.

Staff (2022-05-12). Informan primera víctima mortal en territorio ruso por un ataque ucraniano. cubadebate.cu Una persona ha muerto y seis han resultado heridas en un ataque ucraniano contra el pueblo de Soloji, en la región rusa de Bélgorod, según lo comunicó el gobernador de la misma, Viacheslav Gladkov. "Es la peor situación desde que comenzaron los bombardeos", escribió el funcionario en su canal de Telegram.

____ (2022-05-12). Australian union turns aged care workers' strike into Labor election stunt. wsws.org While workers voted to strike almost a month ago, the action was timed to occur in the closing weeks of the federal election campaign.

____ (2022-05-12). Six US Air Force personnel indicted for stealing thousands of rounds of ammunition from air base. wsws.org According to the indictment, Air Force Staff Sgt. John Sanger became a subject of investigation after posting on social media his belief that the 2020 election was stolen and that "people have to die."

____ (2022-05-12). Amazon fires managers for not being sufficiently aggressive against union organizing efforts at JFK8. wsws.org The firing of several senior managers at JFK8 after the victory of the Amazon Labor Union is meant to be an intimidating message to all workers.

____ (2022-05-12). Sri Lankan president mobilises military with orders to shoot on sight. wsws.org The extensive deployment of the state's repressive machine shows that Rajapakse is systematically preparing to take on the working class now moving into struggle to defend its rights.

____ (2022-05-12). After resounding contract rejection: The way forward for Detroit Diesel workers. wsws.org Detroit Diesel workers are in an immensely powerful position, but it would be a serious mistake to hope that their rejection of the contract will force the UAW to either come back with a better contract or call a strike.

____ (2022-05-12). Kentucky nurse on the crisis in health care: "Hospital policies should be committed to patient care, not stockholders' portfolios" wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site received this letter from a nurse in Kentucky describing the transformations in hospitals, the exploitation of nurses and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

____ (2022-05-12). Australian election "debates": a display of bipartisan unity. wsws.org In a "civil" exchange, Morrison and Albanese agreed on all the basic issues, especially on the need to keep suppressing real wages in other to maintain the low-wage economy.

____ (2022-05-12). Covid-19 still spreading in Spain as PSOE-Podemos government ends mask mandate. wsws.org Throughout the pandemic, the PSOE-Podemos government has refused to follow a scientifically guided policy to eliminate the virus, instead placing profits over lives.

____ (2022-05-12). France's Jean-luc Mélenchon announces a "New popular union" with the capitalist Socialist Party. wsws.org By forming an alliance with the PS, a bourgeois party, Mélenchon is turning his back on the promises he made to his voters.

____ (2022-05-12). Media intensifies campaign to exonerate cop who killed Patrick Lyoya. wsws.org Following the release of information from the Kent County Medical Examiner that Patrick Lyoya's blood alcohol concentration was three times the legal limit, local news media has ramped up the campaign to exonerate Officer Christopher Schurr after he shot the Congolese refugee in the back of the head.

____ (2022-05-12). Ukrainian secret service detains popular blogger in Spain. wsws.org The detainment of the anti-war Shariy abroad signals an escalation in Kiev's attempts to stamp out opposition wherever it exists.

____ (2022-05-12). Texas oil worker calls for industry-wide mobilization to back Chevron strike. wsws.org A Texas oil worker spoke with the World Socialist Web Site about the significance of Valero workers turning down the contract amid a nationwide struggle of oil workers against the corporatist unions and the oil companies.

____ (2022-05-12). US overdose deaths rose to record levels in 2021, fueled by fentanyl, exacerbated by pandemic. wsws.org Deaths from drug overdoses in 2021 neared 108,000, fueled by an ever-worsening fentanyl crisis and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Overdose deaths have now surpassed a staggering 1 million since the CDC began collecting data about two decades ago.

____ (2022-05-12). New York Times says economic conditions for US workers "haven't been this bright since men landed on the moon" wsws.org The Times paints a fantastic picture of social conditions in the US, claiming that hundreds of millions of American workers have never had it better.

____ (2022-05-12). Sri Lanka: Build independent action committees to protect lives and democratic rights! wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party, the Sri Lankan section of the International Committee of the Fourth International, issued this statement in Sinhalese and Tamil.

____ (2022-05-11). In major escalation of the NATO proxy war against Russia, US rams through $40 billion aid package for Ukraine. wsws.org On Tuesday night, the US House of Representatives voted by 357 to 48 to approve a record $39.8 billion in military aid to Ukraine, just hours after the text of the bill was made known.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-11). In Video: John Kirby Confirms US Instigated War In Ukraine. southfront.org

____ (2022-05-11). Biden sets aside COVID-19 funding to secure tens of billions to escalate war against Russia. wsws.org The utter indifference of both capitalist parties to mass death and debilitating illness within the borders of the US exposes the fraudulent claims of a war for "democracy" and "human rights" in Ukraine.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-11). US House approves $40 billion of aid to Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — US House of Representatives approved the bill on allocation of addition $40 billion of aid to Ukraine Tuesday, according to a livestream on the House website.

_____ (2022-05-11). AMLO Will Not Attend Summit Of The Americas If Any Country Is Excluded. popularresistance.org The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said that if any country is excluded from the Summit of the Americas, he will not attend the event, and will only send a representative instead. | During his morning press conference, the Mexican president indicated that if all the countries of the Americas are not invited to the Summit of the Americas, a lower level representative of the government of Mexico would attend, but that he would not go. | "If there is exclusion, if everyone is not invited, a representation of the government of Mexico will go, but I would not go," AMLO said. "The foreign minis…

Staff (2022-05-11). Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh assassinated by Israeli occupation forces in Jenin. samidoun.net Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, a prominent reporter for Al Jazeera who has been one of the most well-known faces conveying the current situation in Palestine in Arabic-language media for over 20 years, was shot dead in the early morning hours of Wednesday, 11 May by Israeli occupation forces invading Jenin. She was shot in …

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-11). Israel must stop its murderous attacks on Palestinian journalists and people. peoplesdispatch.org Over 20 progressive news outlets, including TeleSUR TV and Pan African TV, have signed a statement condemning the assassination of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh…

Abdul Rahman (2022-05-11). Senior Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh killed by Israeli forces in occupied Palestine. peoplesdispatch.org Shireen Abu Akleh (51) was shot in the face while she was going to cover a raid by the Israeli forces on a Palestinian refugee camp in Jenin in northern occupied West Bank. Her colleague Ali al-Samoudi was also wounded in the unannounced firing…

IMEMC News (2022-05-11). Updated: Israeli Soldiers Kill Veteran Palestinian Journalist, Injure Another, In Jenin. imemc.org Israeli soldiers killed, Wednesday dawn, a prominent Palestinian journalist, Al-Jazeera TV correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh, 51, and injured another journalist after targeting them with sniper fire when many journalists gathered to cover an invasion of Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank. Update: Dozens of soldiers and police officers invaded the home of the …

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-11). Mehr offers condolences on Palestinian journalist's martyrdom. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Mehr News Agency strongly condemned the martyrdom of Al-Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh by the Israeli regime's terrorists, stressing that journalists will be more determined to reveal the regime's crimes.

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