Daily Archives: May 16, 2022

2022-05-16: News Headlines

Contributing Writers (2022-05-16). Prof. John Mearsheimer on Russia's Special Military Operation. marktaliano.net READ MORE: US Political Scientist Blames West for Ukraine Crisis | News | teleSUR English

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-05-16). US' Blinken, E3 FMs confer on Iran nuclear deal, Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — On the sidelines of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Berlin, the US Secretary of State met with his German, French and British counterparts on the Iran nuclear deal and the latest developments in Ukraine.

WSWS (2022-05-16). The New York Times calls for China to end the Zero-COVID policy "no matter the cost!" wsws.org The New York Times' assault on Zero-COVID is odious and would lead to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Chinese, especially the most vulnerable. However, these are in line with attempts to scapegoat China for the deteriorating economic crisis plaguing the world.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Madrid nurses on indefinite strike against temp work, poor conditions. wsws.org Around the world, health care strikes are erupting against conditions created by over two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, and decades of privatisations and subordination of health to profit.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Pseudo-left Socialist Alliance seeks to chain workers and youth to Labor and the Greens in Australian elections. wsws.org The Socialist Alliance campaign has nothing to do with socialism or the interests of the working class. Instead, its purpose is to subordinate workers and young people to Labor and the Greens, as both hurtle ever further to the right.

Fight Back (2022-05-16). Tallahassee: Demonstration defends Roe v. Wade. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – Around 100 people came out to support a Defend Roe v. Wade protest on May 12 at the Florida Capitol building. | "Abortion is healthcare, and I will always support that constitutional right. I want Tallahassee to know I stand with them on this issue," said City Commissioner Jack Porter. "Passing a resolution affirming my support for women's healthcare and reproductive rights in general was a start, but there's more we can do. We can provide unbiased information about abortion, create a supportive environment for people to make their own healthcare decisions, regulate misleading practices at certa…

Fight Back (2022-05-16). Orlando, FL: Palestinians protest the 74th year of the ongoing Nakba. fightbacknews.org Orlando, FL – On May 15, the Florida Palestine Network organized a rally and march at Lake Eola park in downtown Orlando. Over 60 people came out in support of Palestinian liberation, waving Palestinian flags and holding signs with slogans such as "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!" and "Save Masafer Yatta," in reference to the Palestinian village that has recently been under attack from the Israeli occupation. | The rally was held to commemorate the 74th year of the ongoing Nakba, an event which occurred in 1948 when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were displaced and murdered by Zionist c…

WSWS (2022-05-16). Andy Warhol 1964 painting sells for $195 million, breaking auction record. wsws.org The exorbitant price for a trivial, empty work underscores the domination of the art world by a financial aristocracy that brushes aesthetic questions aside.

WSWS (2022-05-16). ICE has created a "surveillance dragnet" for accessing the personal information of all US citizens. wsws.org Georgetown Law has published a report that describes in detail how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has created a surveillance infrastructure that is violating the democratic rights of American citizens without any government authorization or oversight.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Texas travel nurse on the health care crisis: "The profits are going to the CEOs instead of trying to keep nurses and support staff" wsws.org The nurse is part of a growing movement of health care workers across the US fighting for better working conditions, pay and benefits, staffing, and resources.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Democrats attempt to channel abortion rights protests into a blind alley. wsws.org Thousands of protesters in over 300 cities marched in opposition to the pending overturning of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

WSWS (2022-05-16). German government extends combat mission in Mali and Sahel. wsws.org Berlin, which is playing an increasingly aggressive role in NATO's proxy war against Russia, is also pushing ahead with German imperialism's offensive in Africa.

WSWS (2022-05-16). SEP (Australia) campaign raises political issues in flood-devastated Lismore. wsws.org "The money that the government is giving is not enough… It's a bit of a kick in the guts when you see on the news that the governments are putting all this money into war, when we have a war zone right here."

WSWS (2022-05-16). NATO, G7 threaten military escalation against Russia and beyond. wsws.org As Finland and Sweden prepare to join the NATO alliance against Russia, the NATO countries and Japan are planning a vast global intensification of imperialist militarism.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Aluminum workers furious over USW's last minute deal with Arconic. wsws.org The United Steelworkers union is trying to ram through another sellout contract covering 3,400 aluminum workers.

WSWS (2022-05-16). The mass shooting in Buffalo, New York: A political crime. wsws.org It is necessary to state bluntly: The mass shooting on Sunday was a political crime. It was carried out by a racist and anti-Semite on the basis of a definite, fascist political ideology.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Canadian imperialism's fascist friends: Ottawa's decades-long alliance with the Ukrainian far-right and the NATO war on Russia. wsws.org The alliance between Canadian imperialism and Ukrainian fascism is most strikingly embodied in the person of Canada's Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland. The granddaughter of a prominent Ukrainian Nazi collaborator who was provided refuge in Canada following the Third Reich's downfall, she is the leading anti-Russia war-hawk in the Trudeau Liberal government.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Cedars-Sinai Hospital workers speak out as union ends strike without agreement. wsws.org Cedars-Sinai hospital workers in Los Angeles struck to win improved staffing and wages but their struggle was shut down by the SEIU-UHW.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Cryptocurrency market in turmoil. wsws.org The cryptocurrency market was thrown into turmoil last week as the market value of bitcoin, the most widely used cryptocurrency continued to fall, and a so-called "stablecoins" are collapsing.

WSWS (2022-05-16). This week in history: May 16-22. wsws.org This column profiles important historical events which took place during this week, 25 years ago, years ago, 75 years ago and 100 years ago…

Staff (2022-05-16). Reclamos por perversa política migratoria de EE.UU se convierten en tendencia en Twitter. cubadebate.cu Esta noche del domingo 15 de mayo, coincidiendo con la celebración del Día Internacional de la familia, los reclamos de las familias cubanas a Estados Unidos por su perversa política migratoria se han convertido en tendencia en Twitter. Las etiquetas #consularserviceincuba #nomoreguyana y #CFRP están entre las cinco etiquetas más visibles en Cuba en la red de microbloggins.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 16. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Monday, May 16.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 16. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Monday, May 16.

Staff (2022-05-16). El tiempo: Chubascos y tormentas eléctricas en occidente y centro. cubadebate.cu 🌦Amanecerá parcialmente nublado en gran parte del país y se nublará gradualmente desde el final de la mañana en occidente y centro, con algunos chubascos y tormentas eléctricas, que serán numerosos desde la tarde y pueden ser fuertes en algunas localidades. En oriente se nublará durante la tarde con aisladas lluvias y tormentas eléctricas, principalmente en zonas de su costa norte.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). 3 killed, many injured in California, Texas shootings. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Shootings in a church in California, and a market in Texas left at least three dead and several injured on Sunday, US authorities said.

Staff (2022-05-16). Pres. congrats Iran teams on 3rd title in 2021 Deaflympics. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Iranian President congratulated Iranian teams participating in the 2021 Deaflympics for gaining 40 medals.

Staff (2022-05-16). Ayatollah Fateminia passes away at 76. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Ayatollah Seyyed Abdollah Fateminia, an Iranian Shia cleric, passed away on Monday at the age of 76.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-05-16). Iran seriously pursuing goods bartering with Cuba: Safari. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy says that the issue of bartering goods with Cuba is being seriously pursued.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-05-16). National Day of Ferdowsi marked in Tus. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Every year, a number of literati and scholars from around the world gather at Abul-Qasem Ferdowsi's mausoleum on May 15 to commemorate the National Day of Ferdowsi.

Staff (2022-05-16). Raeisi pays visit to Iran Oil Show 2022. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi paid a visit to the 26th International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition of Iran (Iran Oil Show 2022) in Tehran on Monday.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). Raeisi condoles passing of Ayatollah Fateminia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi expressed condolences over the demise of a prominent Iranian Shia cleric Ayatollah Seyyed Abdollah Fateminia.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-05-16). Dust storm in Iraq suspended flights at Baghdad airports. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Iraqi media sources reported a large dust storm in various parts of Iraq and the suspension of flights at Baghdad and Najaf International Airports due to low visibility.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). US must accept Iran trade normalization ties under JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Washington must accept the normalization of Iran's trade relations with other countries in accordance with the JCPOA and Resolution 2231, the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said.

Staff (2022-05-16). Iran-Russia military coop. not limited to equipment purchase. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali said that military cooperation between Iran and Russia is not limited only to the purchase of relevant equipment.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). Somalia elects Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as new president. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Somalia handed Hassan Sheikh Mohamud the presidency for a second time following Sunday's long-overdue election.

Staff (2022-05-16). Reportan débil tornado en Gàºira de Melena, Artemisa (+ Fotos). cubadebate.cu En la tarde de este domingo se reportó un débil tornado en las inmediaciones del poblado "La Rosita", en Gàºira de Melena, Artemisa, alrededor de las 4: 00 pm. Este sistema se desplazó sobre un área rural, sin provocar lesionados, causando afectaciones preliminares en 8 cubiertas de viviendas y daños en el tendido eléctrico propiciados por la caída de un poste de electricidad. Por otra parte en su desplazamiento no se reportaron daños en la agricultura.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-15). Ukraine: Touring an Aidar Dungeon/By Jim "Fergie" Chambers/teleSUR/MS. marktaliano.net The horrors of a meat plant-turned Ukrainian Neo-Nazi base and prison By Jim "Fergie" Chambers &#1 ; Original article here POLOVYNKYNO, LUGANSK PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC, 4.5.2022- Shortly after the U.S.-backed Maidan coup in the winter of 2014, in conjunction with Crimea's secession from Ukraine and union with Russia in March of that year, protests began to break out in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions …

Contributing Writers (2022-05-15). When Terrorism becomes Counter-terrorism: The State Sponsors of Terrorism are ´ Going After the Terrorists ª. marktaliano.net Par Prof Michel Chossudovsky Mondialisation.ca, 02 mars 2016 Global Research 22 décembre 2015 First published in December 2015 US foreign policy has nurtured Al Qaeda, a creation of the CIA for more than 35 years, with the support of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Saudi Arabia's infamous General Intelligence Presidency (GIP). Lest we forget Osama bin …

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-15). Colombia's drug policy of past 4 years a 'failure': study. colombiareports.com President Ivan Duque's drug policy of the past four years has been a failure that frustrated Colombia's peace process, according to a study. Think tank Elementa DDHH came to these…

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). NATO leader meets with broad spectrum of top U.S. military-security officials. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com GeoanƒÉ (himself Romanian) was filling in for Jens Stoltenberg, reported to have contracted COVID. ==== NATOMay 15, 2022 Deputy Secretary General in Washington D.C.: NATO unity makes us all stronger and safer Deputy Secretary General Mircea GeoanƒÉ praised the United States' strong leadership in NATO in remarks to the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C. on …

Fight Back (2022-05-15). FRSO leader condemns white supremacist murders in Buffalo, NY. fightbacknews.org On Saturday, May 14, Masao Suzuki, chair of the Joint Nationalities Commission of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) expressed outrage at another white supremacist mass murder. "Three years ago, white supremacist Patrick Crusius drove hundreds of miles to kill Chicanos and Mexicanos in El Paso, Texas," said Suzuki. "Then today another young white supremacist, Payton Gendron, also drove into Buffalo, New York to attack the African American community." Eleven of the 13 people Gendron shot were African American, and ten died. | Both Crusius and Gendron had posted manifestos repeating the lies of "replace…

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2022-05-15). Podcast Ep 57: Landback from Turtle Island to Palestine. electronicintifada.net Indigenous activists with NDN Collective release position paper on Palestinian liberation.

Hasan Abu Nimah (2022-05-15). I vividly remember the Nakba. electronicintifada.net The passage of time has not changed the nature of the anti-colonial struggle in Palestine.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-15). US 'Stealing, Plundering' Syrian Oil: Mark Taliano. marktaliano.net By Mark Taliano and Press TV Global Research, February 02, 2021 PressTV 30 January 2021 *** The United States has occupied certain parts of Syrian territory and is stealing and plundering the war-torn country's national resources, …

WSWS (2022-05-15). UK's role confirms Sweden/Finland NATO membership planned for years. wsws.org In 2014, the UK hosted a summit of NATO in Wales founding the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF), consisting of seven NATO allies which would assemble military forces among the northern and high regions of Europe. Sweden and Finland joined in 2017.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). NATO invites Georgian leadership to June summit. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Agenda.geMay 15, 2022 Georgian leadership to be invited to NATO Summit — Deputy Sec Gen The Georgian leadership will be invited to the NATO Summit that will be held in Madrid at the end of June, Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana said in a doorstep statement earlier today, ahead of an informal meeting of NATO …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). Pentagon trains Georgian special forces for war in Caucasus, Black Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgian Ministry of DefneseMay 14, 2022 Georgian Special Operations Forces participated in the international exercise "Trojan Footprint 2022" A two-week large-scale exercise was organized on the European continent by the US Special Operations Command (SOCEUR) in Europe. Georgian Defense Forces Special Operations Forces have taken part in it for the second time. From the Georgian …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). Sweden to apply for NATO membership on Tuesday, Finland on Wednesday — reports. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Trend News AgencyMay 15, 2022 Sweden plans to apply for NATO membership on May 17 Sweden is expected to apply for NATO membership on May 17, Svenska Dagbladet newspaper reported on Sunday…. According to the newspaper, the date will depend on whether Finland has time to make a decision on joining by then. According to …

Contributing Writers (2022-05-15). Rest In Peace Shireen Abu Akleh. marktaliano.net

Fight Back (2022-05-15). Red Theory: The role of labor in the development of human society. fightbacknews.org The cornerstone of historical materialism is class struggle as the motor driving historical change. So, what is the role of labor in historical development? | In Dialectics of Nature, Engels argues that what truly distinguishes humanity from other animals is that we seek to change our environment, rather than merely use it as it is given to us. In other words, what distinguishes humanity is our construction of tools, the instruments of production which we use to affect the world. But we don't get to arbitrarily choose these instruments. We inherit them from the society that we are born into, and gradually build…

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