2022-05-14: News Headlines

____ (2022-05-14). Sweden to join NATO with Finland as US-led war on Russia escalates. wsws.org NATO is moving to turn Scandinavia and the entire Baltic Sea into a second front in the war on Russia it has waged since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February.

____ (2022-05-14). The realities confronting Ukraine's six million refugees. wsws.org While the media portrays the situation as if Ukrainian refugees are walking into the arms of America and Europe's governments, all the social and political problems of global capitalism are manifesting themselves in the crisis.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-14). How a century of political violence in Ukraine is linked to the atrocities of today/By Olga Sukharevskaya, ex-Ukrainian diplomat. marktaliano.net Original Link Here: How a century of political violence in Ukraine is linked to the atrocities of today — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union The history of Ukrainian nationalist cruelty is an important factor, barely discussed, or known, in the West Troops shot in the legs screaming in pain. Others dying from blood loss and …

____ (2022-05-14). 10,000 New Zealand healthcare workers prepare to strike. wsws.org Public healthcare workers are due to strike for 24 hours on Monday, over low wages and understaffing, after a previous strike scheduled for March was banned by the Employment Court.

The Lancet (2022-05-14). [Editorial] Why Roe v. Wade must be defended. thelancet.com "Abortion presents a profound moral issue on which Americans hold sharply conflicting views." So begins a draft opinion by Associate Justice Samuel Alito, leaked from the US Supreme Court on May 2, 2022. If confirmed, this judgement would overrule the Court's past decisions to establish the right to access abortion. In Alito's words, "the authority to regulate abortion must be returned to the people and their elected representatives". The Court's opinion rests on a strictly historical interpretation of the US Constitution: "The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected…

x____ (2022-05-14). VIDEO: Biden calls VP Kamala Harris as US president again. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — The US President Joe Biden addressed his Vice President as president of the United States in his latest blunder during a speech at ASEAN Summit.

Staff (2022-05-14). The resurrection of a rebel against an industry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — A sequel to the 2004 film Passions of Christ will focus on the events of the 3 days following Chris's crucifixion and his resurrection when Jesus Christ embraces Ibrahim to hold a sermon and resurrect the Old Testament Saints.

Staff (2022-05-14). UAE elects Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed as President. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — The UAE's Federal Supreme Council has elected Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the President of the UAE.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-14). Iran nuclear deal discussed by Qatari FM, EU's Borell. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Following his conversation with US Special Envoy for Iran, Qatar's Foreign Minister discussed the latest developments related to the Iran nuclear deal with the EU's foreign policy chief.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-14). US envoy, Qatari FM discuss JCPOA over phone. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — In a telephone conversation on Saturday morning, the latest development over Iran's nuclear deal was discussed by US Special Envoy for Iran and Qatar's Foreign Minister.

Staff (2022-05-14). Explosion hits oil pipeline in eastern Yemen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — An oil pipeline in eastern Yemen was blown up and set on fire by unidentified gunmen for the second time in a month.

Staff (2022-05-14). Iran embassy reacts to attack on Syrian martyrs funeral. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Iran's embassy in Damascus condemned the terrorist attack on the funeral ceremony of Syrian martyrs and offered condolences to the family of the victims.

x____ (2022-05-14). Iran's NIOC, Russia's Gazprom agree to enhance cooperation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and Russia's Gazprom Company agreed to strengthen cooperation in relevant fields.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-14). VIDEO: Funeral procession of late UAE ruler. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — The funeral ceremony of the ruler of the UAE Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan was held on Saturday morning in the presence of senior UAE officials including Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Staff (2022-05-14). IRGC Navy seize vessel carrying smuggled fuel in Persian Gulf. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy seized a vessel carrying smuggled fuel in the Persian Gulf.

Staff (2022-05-14). 27 people killed after fire rips through Delhi office: India. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — At least 27 people have died and dozens more were injured in a huge fire in a commercial building in India's capital, Delhi.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-14). West adherence to Iran solutions key to resolve Vienna issues. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Vienna talks issues can be resolved only by the adherence of the west to the logical and principled solutions of Iran, the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) said.

Staff (2022-05-14). Raeisi condolences UAE crown prince over ruler death. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi, in a message to UAE crown prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, offered his condolences over the passing away of the country's ruler.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-14). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 14. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Saturday, May 14.

Staff (2022-05-14). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 14. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Saturday, May 14.

Staff (2022-05-14). Iran FM condolences UAE gov., people over ruler passing away. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has sent a message to his Emirati counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan to offer condolences to the government and people of the UAE on the passing of the country's ruler.

Staff (2022-05-14). The Shame of the Richest Country in the World Just Not Being the Richest Country in the World. davidswanson.org "In the richest country in the world, it's an injustice that millions of people lack basic health care," said Sen. Ed Markey. "[T]he richest country in the world [is] struggling to provide basic nutrition to many of its infants," according to Vox. Politico tells us that "the richest country in the world could find itself …

____ (2022-05-14). Indiana University Bloomington grad student workers vote to suspend their strike until the fall semester. wsws.org Graduate students at IUB have voted to suspend their one-month strike and announced plans to resume the fight when classes resume on campus in September.

____ (2022-05-14). The imaging of Sagittarius A*: A monumental scientific achievement. wsws.org The imagery of the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy is a brilliant demonstration of the possibilities engendered by human labor coordinated on an international and scientific basis.

____ (2022-05-14). As CNH strike concludes second week, workers voice growing frustration over UAW information blackout. wsws.org The information blackout is being carried out in de facto coordination with the company and the national media, which has remained entirely silent on one of the largest strikes of industrial workers currently taking place in the US.

____ (2022-05-14). January 6 Select Committee subpoenas 5 of Trump's congressional co-conspirators. wsws.org All five Republicans targeted by the Select Committee were intimately involved in Trump's coup plot. Yet none of them, like Trump himself, has been charged more than 16 months after the failed attack.

____ (2022-05-14). Victorian teachers to vote on Australian Education Union sell-out industrial agreement. wsws.org The AEU-Labor government deal will, if ratified, significantly worsen teachers' and school workers' living standards, while also exacerbating the crisis within the public education system.

____ (2022-05-14). Live updates: Tennessee Nurse RaDonda Vaught sentenced to three years probation, no jail time. wsws.org Hundreds of nurses travelled to Nashville, Tennessee for the sentencing hearing of RaDonda Vaught.

____ (2022-05-14). The legal implications of the US Supreme Court's draft anti-abortion decision. wsws.org The draft decision would not only abolish the federal constitutional right to abortion, but would serve as a starting gun for a race to dismantle the entire edifice of democratic legal reforms in the US.

____ (2022-05-14). Mass mobilization of nurses keeps RaDonda Vaught out of jail, but the battle must continue! wsws.org Nurses throughout the country should be proud of their display of solidarity behind RaDonda Vaught. Thanks to their intervention, Vaught is not behind bars. However, this is only the beginning.

____ (2022-05-14). Newly appointed Sri Lankan PM pledges to implement brutal IMF program. wsws.org The IMF program will translate into deep cuts to state sector jobs, wages and pensions, further increased prices of essentials, the slashing of public services including education and health care.

____ (2022-05-14). Australia's "teal independent" candidates backed by major corporate interests. wsws.org Bankrolled by various "green" corporate interests, the candidates are seeking to promote the illusion that the necessary action on greenhouse gas emissions can be secured within the capitalist system by pressuring the major parties.

____ (2022-05-14). 11 die, dozens rescued from capsized migrant boat off coast of Puerto Rico. wsws.org A spokesman for US Customs and Border Protection said 36 of those rescued are Haitian nationals, while the remaining two were from the Dominican Republic.

____ (2022-05-14). Congressional report confirms meat processors made baseless claims of impending food shortage to keep plants open as pandemic spread. wsws.org While COVID-19 ripped through processing plants and communities, food executives stoked phony claims of a food shortage to justify keeping plants operating at full production.

Fight Back (2022-05-14). Anthony Gay: 97-year prison sentence for the theft of $1. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Since 2018, Anthony Gay has become a symbol of the struggle against wrongful convictions in Illinois. | As a teen in 1994 in Rock Island, he was sentenced to seven years on a parole violation. He was driving his car without a license and was on parole for a robbery in which he stole a dollar and a hat. The system made him plead guilty for that charge which got him probation. | His mental health deteriorated in prison, and minor infractions got him repeated additional sentences totaling 90 years. He spent 22 of those 24 years in solitary confinement, including some time in Tamms supermax prison. Soli…

Fight Back (2022-05-14). Mexican president bails on Biden's Summit of the Americas, Workers plan Summit of the Americas in Tijuana. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced he plans to bail on the Summit of the Americas because the Biden administration refuses to invite all the countries and leaders of Latin America. Mexico will instead send their foreign minister. The Biden administration has so far refused to invite Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela because the White House does not like their governments or leaders. | The 9th Summit of the Americas is supposed to involve all the heads of state and officials of government from the Western Hemisphere. President Biden is hosting it in Los Angeles June 6 through 1…

Staff (2022-05-14). Desde las redes: "Ojalá nunca te haya tenido que volver a usar" cubadebate.cu Ese día mi isla se cubrió de polvo y llantos, mi antiguo uniforme gastado por el tiempo se metía en mi mente como diciendo una más, una vez más… Nadie nos preparó para esto, ni a los viejos ni a los nuevos, pero sí sé que la herida que dejó en lo más profundo de una nación será convertida en una cicatriz permanente.

Staff (2022-05-14). SNB 61: °Industriales ya está en los playoffs! cubadebate.cu Los Industriales de la capital vencieron esta tarde de viernes a los Cazadores de Artemisa 10-9 en el primero de sus tres partidos pendientes, para llegar a 40 triunfos en la temporada y asegurar un pasaje para los playoffs de esta Serie Nacional en su edición 61.

Staff (2022-05-14). El tiempo: Calor, chubascos y tormentas eléctricas en centro y oriente. cubadebate.cu 🌦️ Será abundante la nubosidad desde Ciego de àÅvila hasta Guantánamo, con algunos chubascos y tormentas eléctricas desde la mañana, principalmente en zonas de la costa sur, que a partir del mediodía serán numerosos desde Matanzas hasta Camagàºey.

Andrew Green (2022-05-14). [World Report] Calls to restart testing for parasitic disease at US CDC. thelancet.com Researchers and clinicians pressure the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reintroduce parasitic disease testing amid concerns about patient care. Andrew Green reports.

Ayesha Ahmad (2022-05-14). [Perspectives] Researcher trauma: when our stories collide. thelancet.com I was mesmerised as I knelt on a grainy floor beneath the storyteller, my village neighbour. Her name is long gone, buried in the crevices of her husband's name on her tombstone, erased beyond the dust that she became within the soil. I do not think I ever learnt her name, she was simply Bibi, Bibi who carried the village stories. Bibi shone in her language, but she was without a pen, or Qalam, which was a dangerous instrument for a woman to wield. Like Bibi, my grandmother also captivated me with the stories she shared.

Darek Yach (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] Tobacco harm reduction matters. thelancet.com A recent Lancet Editorial1 about the slow pace of tobacco control around the world singled out the UK as a leader in reducing the number of smokers. It has accomplished this feat, the Editorial stated, through measures such as increased tobacco taxes, comprehensive smoke-free laws in public spaces, and health warnings on product packages.

Delan Devakumar, Rita Issa (2022-05-14). [Perspectives] Migrant traumas heard. thelancet.com Silence Heard Loud by Anna Konik offers snapshots of traumatised lives through the stories of migrants who have fled persecution and settled in the UK. The film gives the viewer a chance to hear people whose stories remain trapped within them. People who are usually ignored, cast aside, or, sometimes, demonised. As one person in the film remarks, "it is hurtful to dream when you know that your dreams are controlled, your destiny, my very destiny, is controlled by someone else".

Edward Christopher Dee, Gideon Lasco (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] Decolonising global health: a Philippine perspective. thelancet.com We read Richard Horton's Offline1 with interest. We agree that "Medicine and global health continue to be entangled with colonial attitudes, structures, and practices."1 That is, in systems of power. Horton concludes that "Decolonisation must mean much more." We present perspectives from the Philippines.

Geoff Watts (2022-05-14). [Obituary] Luc Antoine Montagnier. thelancet.com Nobel Prize winning co-discoverer of HIV. He was born in Chabris, France, on March 18, 1932 and died in Paris, France, on Feb 8, 2022 aged 89 years.

Grainne M Murray, William D Renton (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] Tofacitinib for juvenile idiopathic arthritis. thelancet.com We welcome the trial data for tofacitinib1 as a drug that might provide benefit for children and young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. We are encouraged by the findings, particularly the safety data, but seek clarification on the clinical efficacy.

Juliet Iwelunmor (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] The truth about decolonising global health worth spreading. thelancet.com With any myth about decolonising global health (as Richard Horton1 describes it), always question intent, dissent, lament, and discontent. Then, remember the wise words of Frederick Douglass, "power concedes nothing without a demand, it never has and it never will".2…

Nicolino Ruperto, Hermine I Brunner, Holly B Posner, Irina Lazariciu, Alberto Martini, Daniel J Lovell, Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation, Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] Tofacitinib for juvenile idiopathic arthritis — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Grainne Murray and William Renton for their response to our work1 and take this opportunity to specify the outcome of the trial on tofacitinib in polyarticular course juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Rafael Dall'Alba, Marco André Germanà≤, Cristianne Famer Rocha (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] Yes, democracy is good for our health—but which democracy? thelancet.com Richard Horton wrote a compelling inquiry on the complex scenario surrounding the challenges emerging from liberal democracies in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.1 We take his timely discussion one step further. To discuss the benefits and shortcomings of democracies, especially in a global context, we need to look in detail at the actors and politics that govern the design and implementation of health policies. As Horton argued, choosing between liberal democracies and autocracies is an overly simplistic decision.

Richard Horton (2022-05-14). [Comment] Offline: Bill Gates and the fate of WHO. thelancet.com Bill Gates was not shy about his disdain for WHO. Of its staff he said, "If you're not very good, you'll stay working there for a long time." Gates fired his broadside during the London launch of his book, How to Prevent the Next Pandemic. The audience laughed. But as someone who has been welcomed into the global health family, there was something cheap and unpleasant about his remark. It diminished him. Gates was there to promote the idea of GERM—a Global Epidemic Response and Mobilization team.

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