Daily Archives: May 23, 2022

2022-05-23: News Headlines

____ (2022-05-23). US military delivery of baby formula from Germany does little to stem supply crisis. wsws.org The Biden administration Operation Fly Formula offers no solution to the deepening baby formula shortage crisis facing working class families across the US.

____ (2022-05-23). New Zealand Labour government's budget imposes new burdens on working class. wsws.org While providing nothing to address soaring social inequality, and dismantling COVID protections, the Ardern government is diverting billions of dollars to integrate New Zealand into US war plans against Russia and China.

Yoselina Guevara (2022-05-23). Sweden and Finland in NATO: Interesting Positions in Moscow and Ankara. orinocotribune.com By Yoselina Guevara &#1 ; May 20, 2022 | Sweden and Finland have announced their willingness to join NATO and have already taken the first steps by sending the Atlantic organization a formal application for membership. The move, evidently in response to Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, is creating excitement in the chancelleries of the 30 NATO member countries. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has assured that the two nations "will be welcomed with open arms and the process will be swift". But Turkey does not agree with this accession, so it is very likely that the road will not be easy for…

Fight Back (2022-05-23). Newly-organized mental health workers at 3 Minneapolis hospitals set to strike Tuesday. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On Tuesday May 24, over 500 mental health workers will walk off the jobs at three hospitals in the Minneapolis metro area. The striking groups include mental health coordinators and psych techs, along with other job classes that perform mental health work. | All three of the groups have organized and joined SEIU Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa (SEIU HCMNIA) in the last eight months and are fighting for their first contract. They work at Allina Health's Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Allina Health's Unity Hospital in the Twin Cities suburb of Fridley, and MHealth Fairview Riverside Ho…

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-23). Colombia's election campaigns come to an end amid extreme tensions. colombiareports.com Candidates in Colombia's elections finalized their campaigns on Sunday amid extreme tensions. Opposition Senator Gustavo Petro, the frontrunner in the race, ended his campaign on the central Bolivar Square in…

Fight Back (2022-05-23). Red theory: The role of the forces of production. fightbacknews.org Up to now we have studied dialectical materialism and given a general overview of its application to history, historical materialism. Now let's look more closely at some of the core concepts that make up Marxism's materialist conception of history, starting with the forces of production. | Any social system, whether we are talking about capitalism, socialism, feudalism, or what have you, has a particular mode of production upon which it is based. What do we mean by a mode of production? Simply put, it is a way of producing. A mode of production is the historically constituted way in which production is carried o…

Naseem Javed (2022-05-23). The Politics of New Global Borderless-Class. moderndiplomacy.eu No, they are not the immigrants; they are citizens of a country in their own habitats, but active in yours. Slow circumnavigation of our earth will only prove that at the bottom of the population of each nation now there exists a new borderless-class slowly rising. Firstly, they are effortlessly, technology supported, secondly, squeezed out of …

Staff (2022-05-23). Upcoming Webinar on Thursday June 2: Venezuela's Position on the Ukrainian Conflict. orinocotribune.com The Alliance for Global Justice along with a group of sponsors have organized a webinar with Venezuela's vice minister for foreign affairs on North America, Carlos Ron, to inform about the official stand of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the Ukrainian Conflict affecting Europe and the world since February 24 of this year when Russian president Vladimir Putin launched a military operation to protect the Russian population in the Donbass region. | Carlos Ron, President, Simón Bolíva…

____ (2022-05-23). Flint, Michigan schoolchildren and educators: poisoned by lead, devastated by COVID. wsws.org The children of Flint, Michigan—the birthplace of General Motors which once boasted the highest per capita income in the US–have been doubly victimized by lead poisoning and Covid. An educator recounts her experiences to the WSWS.

____ (2022-05-23). The failed COVID-19 pandemic policies: an interview with Arijit Chakravarty of Fractal Therapeutics. wsws.org The CEO of a scientific modeling company speaks to the WSWS about their COVID-19 research.

Rqorinoco (2022-05-23). The Bankruptcy of an "Anti-Imperialism" That Sides With Imperialism. orinocotribune.com Editorial note: Orinoco Tribune does not generally publish articles that are over 10 days old. However, in this case an exception is being made, as the subject matter of the following piece remains as significant today as at the time of its publication. | By Urban Rambling — Apr 6, 2022 | The recent

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-23). Why State mafia allies threaten Colombia's democracy. colombiareports.com Colombia's President Ivan Duque has every reason to fear the elections after the opposition vowed to "overthrow the regime of corruption" with the help of the United Nations. Opposition candidate…

_____ (2022-05-23). What Is 'Socialism With Chinese Characteristics'? popularresistance.org Multipolarista editor Benjamin Norton discussed China's socialist model with economist John Ross, a senior fellow at the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China. | Ross criticized Western left-wing academics like David Harvey, who have argued that China's economy is capitalist or even neoliberal. | "The Chinese model has nothing to do whatever with neoliberalism. And that's why it produced totally different results," Ross said. | "China has raised, by World Bank criteria, since 1978, 850 million people out of poverty," he emphasized. "This is the greatest contribution to human righ…

____ (2022-05-23). German Ford autoworkers at Saarlouis plant support joint struggle with colleagues in Valencia. wsws.org Reporters from the World Socialist Web Site spoke to Ford workers in Saarlouis last week and met for discussions with members of the Ford Action Committee.

Saheli Chowdhury (2022-05-23). European Human Rights Commission Opposes Extradition of Julian Assange. orinocotribune.com May 22, 2022 ( In a

Jailhouse Lawyers Speak (2022-05-23). Call for National 2022 Shut'Em Down Demonstrations. itsgoingdown.org Call for abolitionist 'Shut'Em Down' demonstrations and teach-ins from August 21st through September 9th in 2022. See report from 2021, here and here. We know it takes courage to continuously speak out and invoke change. People in U.S prisons are calling on you now to stand with us in strength and numbers in our ongoing…

____ (2022-05-23). Australian election result shows mass hostility to Labor and the Liberal-Nationals. wsws.org The vote for the major parties has fallen to the lowest level in history, revealing a historic crisis of the parliamentary set-up and of capitalist rule.

____ (2022-05-23). Firefighters in New Mexico face more dangerous conditions as wildfires spread. wsws.org More fires and other extreme weather events are predicted for the future, yet capitalist governments are unwilling and unable to adequately respond to them.

____ (2022-05-23). "False positives": The cold-blooded murder of over 6,400 poor civilians by Colombian military assassins between 2002 and 2008. wsws.org The aim of this atrocity was to inflate the death toll in order to deceive the Colombian people as to the military's success in the war against the guerrilla Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces, FARC, and to garner billons in military aid from the U.S.

____ (2022-05-23). Berlin: Judiciary bans pro-Palestinian demonstrations. wsws.org The claim by Berlin police that the demo ban was intended to prevent anti-Semitic insults and riots is clearly a pretext.

____ (2022-05-23). Biden's trip to Asia prepares for military confrontation with China. wsws.org Biden's trip to Asia underscores the fact that US imperialism is recklessly pursuing a strategy aimed at securing control of the strategic Eurasian landmass and its resources and preventing any challenge to its global hegemony by Russia or China.

____ (2022-05-23). Strikes mount across Spain against spiralling cost of living. wsws.org In the past weeks, a series of strikes have broken out across the Spain to demand higher wages, an end to precarious temporary work and against intolerable social conditions.

____ (2022-05-23). Little Nightmares II: Confronting and escaping from a rotting, dystopian world. wsws.org Tarsier Studios' Little Nightmares II i is a noteworthy contribution to the puzzle-platformer horror video game genre.

Staff (2022-05-23). Messi: Seguro que se vienen cosas buenas en este 2022. cubadebate.cu Se acabó la temporada en el PSG. El momento perfecto para hacer balance y eso fue lo que hizo Lionel Messi tras un primer año en París que calificó como "diferente" en el mensaje que el argentino publicó en sus redes sociales. Un balance que empezó con un agradecimiento a sus compañeros.

Staff (2022-05-23). Tormenta deja 8 muertos y miles de personas sin electricidad en Canadá. cubadebate.cu Las autoridades canadienses confirmaron este domingo que al menos ocho personas han muerto en el país por la tormenta, indicó CBC News. Los daños causados por la tormenta han llevado a las ciudades de Uxbridge y Clarence-Rockland a declarar el estado de emergencia, mientras que cientos de miles de personas en Ontario y Quebec siguen sin electricidad.

Jason Ditz (2022-05-23). Houthi Council Head: Group Not Opposed to Extending Yemen Truce. news.antiwar.com After over six weeks of very successful ceasefire, the possibility off an extension is being raised, with just two weeks left of the initial deal. The UN is pushing the plan, and Houthi figures, most recently council leader Mahdi Mashat, They didn't clarify what that means this time, but in the past it has always meant ease of aid shipments Mashat did say the Houthis would not accept a truce where suffering c…

Staff (2022-05-23). Unidad número 3 de la Termoeléctrica de Cienfuegos sincroniza al Sistema Electroenergético Nacional. cubadebate.cu La unidad No. 3 de la termoeléctrica Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, de Cienfuegos, reanudó hoy su generación, luego de una breve parada a fin de solucionar la afectación en el sistema de limpieza continua del condensador.

____ (2022-05-23). Poor families in northern Sri Lanka flee to India to avoid hunger. wsws.org Rising prices and shortages of essentials, such as food, medicines, fuel, and daily power cuts, have created unbearable social conditions throughout the island.

Staff (2022-05-23). Ballet Nacional de Cuba cautiva a Pinar del Río. cubadebate.cu Desde el 20 de mayo el Ballet Nacional de Cuba protagoniza un ciclo de presentaciones en la urbe vueltabajera, las cuales conjugan piezas del repertorio clásico internacional con obras distintivas del catálogo de la compañía cubana.

Staff (2022-05-23). Asiste Díaz-Canel a concierto de la Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional. cubadebate.cu En la Sala Covarrubias del Teatro Nacional la Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Cuba protagonizó el concierto de clausura de la primera semana de la 25 edición de la Feria de la Música Cubana Cubadisco 2022. El concierto contó con la presencia del presidente de la República Miguel Díaz Canel Bermúdez.

Staff (2022-05-23). El tiempo: Calor, algunos chubascos y tormentas eléctricas en la tarde. cubadebate.cu 🌦Estará parcialmente nublado, nublándose ocasionalmente en zonas de la costa norte central y oriental, así como en Isla de la Juventud, con aisladas lluvias. Desde el mediodía se nublará gradualmente en gran parte del país, con algunos chubascos y tormentas eléctricas.

Staff (2022-05-23). Ricardo Alarcón y Juan Vela, presidentes presentes en el pase de lista del centenario de la FEU (I parte). cubadebate.cu Por tres días de diferencia murieron Juan Vela Valdés (27 de abril) y Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada (30 de abril) dos presidentes históricos de la FEU, que devinieron en cubanos admirados y queridos por su pueblo, debido a su vida ejemplar y obra fecunda.

Kyle Anzalone (2022-05-23). General Milley Predicts Grim Future of Deadly Great Power Wars Fought in Cities. news.antiwar.com America's highest-ranking military officer painted a picture of a dark future with great power wars fought in urban environments. Speaking to graduating cadets at the United States Military Academy, General Mark Milley forewarned of death tolls for US soldiers in the tens of thousands. Milley identified Russia and China as the growing powers America will …

Staff (2022-05-23). Para apuntar: Los 10 países del mundo que más monto de remesas recibieron en 2021. cubadebate.cu Con la entrada de 54,100 millones de dólares en remesas, México desplazó a China, que durante el año de la pandemia ocupó el segundo lugar como receptor mundial. En ambos años, el líder receptor de flujos resultó la India.

Victor Hugo Munoz (2022-05-23). 'No' to election intimidation in Colombia. greenleft.org.au Activists gathered at Sydney Town Hall to condemn the intimidation of opposition candidates in the Colombian presidential elections. Victor Hugo Munoz reports.

Iqra Nasir (2022-05-23). When Politics turns Personal; The Toxic Allegations & Accusations become a Norm. moderndiplomacy.eu There is something happening beneath this political turmoil which is NOT looking good!! Whenever Political landscape turns into a Personal battleground, defeats become unacceptable. These past few days are a perfect case study to see that how Political elite in Pakistan has done whatever it took it to stay in power. In this power grab …

Staff (2022-05-23). Resumption of Vienna talks awaits US decision. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) — After a three-day visit by the European Union's coordinator for the talks in Vienna between Iran and major world powers, speculations resurfaced again that the revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear could happen soon.

____ (2022-05-23). Tehran to host ECO officials for bilateral talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) — The Deputy Foreign Ministers of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)'s member states will meet in Tehran on Monday and Tuesday to discuss bilateral ties and explore avenues for further broadening of regional cooperation.

Staff (2022-05-23). Storms kill 8 in Canada, leave half million without power. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) — The death toll from powerful thunderstorms in Canada's two most populous provinces this weekend rose to at least eight, authorities said on Sunday.

Staff (2022-05-23). Tehran, Muscat determined to boost relations in all field. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) — Before leaving Tehran for Muscat on Monday, the Iranian President said that Iran and Oman are determined to boost the level of political, economic, and trade relations.

Staff (2022-05-23). Raeisi vows taking revenge for blood of Martyr Khodaei. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) — President Raeisi urged Iranian security officials to seriously pursue the assassination of holy shrine defender Sayyad Khodaei and take revenge for the blood of this honorable martyr.

Staff (2022-05-23). Tajik Shia leader assassinated in Khorog. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) — Media sources reported on Sunday that a prominent Shia leader was assassinated in Khorog , capital of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) in Tajikistan.

Staff (2022-05-23). Iran aims to expand ties with African Continent. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) — Stating that the new Iranian administration aims to expand ties with countries on the African Continent, Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian said that Iran sees no limits to ties with South Africa.

____ (2022-05-23). Khatibzadeh condemns assassination of holy shrine defender. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman strongly condemned the assassination of holy shrine defender Sayyad Khodaei, stating that the sworn enemies of the country showed their evil nature once again.

Staff (2022-05-23). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 23. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Monday, May 23.

Staff (2022-05-23). Amir-Abdollahian, Qatar FM discuss talks on lifting sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) — Iranian and Qatari diplomats discussed the latest development over the expansion of bilateral relations between Tehran and Doha, as well as talks on lifting sanctions.

Staff (2022-05-23). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 23. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Monday, May 23.

_____ (2022-05-22). The Ukraine War Has Not Stoked A Global Food Crisis. popularresistance.org It is not Russia that is withholding Ukrainian grain or cutting off its seaports. Ukraine does that all by itself. As the Russian Joint Coordination Headquarters for Humanitarian Response in Ukraine reports: | 75 foreign vessels from 17 countries remain blocked in 7 Ukrainian ports (Kherson, Nikolaev, Chernomorsk, Ochakov, Odessa, Yuzhniy and Mariupol). The threat of shelling and high mine danger created by official Kiev in its internal waters and territorial sea prevents vessels from safely leaving the ports and reaching the open sea.In confirmation of this, the Russian Federation is opening daily from 08: 00 to…

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