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2022-05-25: News Headlines

Peter Boyle (2022-05-25). Populist right fizzles despite billionaire's big bucks. greenleft.org.au The cashed-up United Australia Party ran in every seat but only won 4.12% of the vote. Peter Boyle argues that it is the rise of the climate movement that holds the real promise to prevent right-populism from rising to US levels of support.

Newsroom (2022-05-25). WEF calls for new partnerships to generate private capital for fragile communities. moderndiplomacy.eu The World Economic Forum released today a paper that calls for new collaboration between humanitarian and development organizations, businesses, investors and entrepreneurs to make a difference to the lives of the nearly 1 billion people living in fragile and conflict-affected settings worldwide. Cultivating Investment Opportunities in Fragile Contexts: Catalysing Market-Driven Solutions to Strengthen Community and Economy …

____ (2022-05-25). Turkey denounces Greece as tensions mount in NATO over war with Russia. wsws.org As NATO escalates its war on Russia and Turkey, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced the increasingly close ties between Athens and Washington.

Binoy Kampmark (2022-05-25). Biden in Tokyo: Killing Strategic Ambiguity. dissidentvoice.org Could it have been just another case of bumbling poor judgment, the mind softened as the mouth opened? A question was put to US President Joe Biden, visiting Tokyo and standing beside Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida: "You didn't want to get involved in the Ukraine conflict militarily for obvious reasons. Are you willing to …

____ (2022-05-25). US Supreme Court denies federal appeal of Arizona death penalty cases on grounds of ineffective counsel. wsws.org Overturning lower court rulings, the Supreme Court severely restricted the ability of felons convicted in state court to appeal to the federal courts on the grounds of ineffective counsel and present exculpatory evidence.

Kathy Fairfax (2022-05-25). Help Socialist Alliance stay on the ballot in NSW. greenleft.org.au You may have helped Socialist Alliance gain federal registration last year and recently seen us on the ballot. Can you now help us in New South Wales, Kathy Fairfax asks?

Ian Angus (2022-05-25). Ecosocialist Bookshelf — May 2022. greenleft.org.au Climate & Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents six new books for understanding and changing the world.

____ (2022-05-25). With new COVID-19 outbreak in Latin America, governments let virus rip. wsws.org The policy of letting the virus spread through the region's most populous countries threatens a new devastating wave of deaths in Latin America.

Ana María Aragonés (2022-05-25). Estados Unidos — Ken Salazar: Peligrosa injerencia. globalizacion.ca Tras la pandemia, el fenómeno migratorio requiere nuevas herramientas globales que permitan rencauzar el curso que fue prácticamente bloqueado ante las necesidades, válidas o no, de evitar los contagios por el covid-19. De los 277 millones de personas que viven…

Global Research News (2022-05-25). Selected Articles: Latest Bad News About COVID Vaccines: Pfizer and FDA Knew Vaccines Were Not 'Safe and Effective'. globalresearch.ca By A previously healthy 36-year-old mother of two died 11 days after receiving a Pfizer COVID-19 shot. …

Binoy Kampmark (2022-05-25). Peter Dutton's defamation defeat. greenleft.org.au Australian parliamentarians can and do use their position to protect their thin skins. It is welcome news that Shane Bazzi won an appeal overturning a ruling that he defamed Peter Dutton. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-25). Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's Latest Statements On Relations With The West. southfront.org FM Sergei Lavrov | On May 23, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke at the Primakov Gymnasium about Russia's position towards the Western nations. According to the minister, the restoration of relations will depend solely on Western countries. Judging by a new format for relations, which would be proposed by Western countries, Russia would consider this issue. | At this point, Russia will rely on its strength and cooperate with states that have proven their reliability. According to the minister, Western countries s…

Editor (2022-05-25). ScheerPost is Finalist for 8 SoCal Journalism Awards, Including Best News Website. scheerpost.com The

Anis Chowdhury (2022-05-25). Fighting inflation excuse for class warfare. mronline.org SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR. A class war is being waged in the name of fighting inflation. All too many central bankers are raising interest rates at the expense of working people's families, supposedly to check price increases.

_____ (2022-05-25). Relations between Russia and Algeria are Developing Rapidly. journal-neo.org Unlike Europe, Russia did not leave a colonial imprint on the Arab world. Moreover, it was Moscow that in the previous century was actively involved in decolonization, in freeing many Arab states from their previous political and economic dependence on the West, in creating their own economies and policies independent of Europe. Russian-Arab cooperation received …

Canadian Tire Fire (2022-05-25). Canadian Tire Fire #37: Nakba Day Roundup, Actions Against Coastal GasLink Pipeline, Tearing Down Fences and More. itsgoingdown.org photo: @NSNPeel Saddle Lake Cree Nation announced this week that it is investigating the deaths of over 200 residential school children who never returned home. Research is being led by the Acimowin Opaspiw Society, a group formed to investigate potential burial sites tied to the Blue Quills Indian Residential School. Research has consisted of combing…

Tanya Wadhwa (2022-05-25). Colombian presidential elections will change the course of the country. peoplesdispatch.org Ahead of the presidential elections in Colombia on May 29, we spoke to Carlos Ramírez of the Congreso de los Pueblos, to understand what the victory of Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez means for the social and popular movements in the country…

Dean Baker (2022-05-25). The Impediment to Productivity Growth: Waste that Makes Some People Rich. cepr.net The New York Times ran a piece discussing why innovations in cloud computing and artificial technology have not led to more rapid increases in productivity. It raises a number of possibilities, but leaves out an obvious one, increasing waste associated with rent-seeking. We clearly see an increase in waste associated with rent-seeking, the only question …

____ (2022-05-25). Arconic workers denounce United Steelworkers contract proposal. wsws.org Aluminum workers continue to denounce the USW's proposed contract, which would result in a huge loss in real wages over four years.

____ (2022-05-25). Trump headlines fascist CPAC Hungary conference. wsws.org The turn of substantial sections of the ruling elites internationally to fascism was expressed in the appearance of fascistic politicians and media figures from around the world.

____ (2022-05-25). 19 children, two adults killed in Texas elementary school shooting. wsws.org The shooting in Uvalde, Texas was the 30th shooting at a K-12 school so far this year in the US and the deadliest since the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

____ (2022-05-25). Quad summit in Tokyo ramps up confrontation with China. wsws.org On every front, the government heads from the US, Japan, India and Australia endorsed aggressive measures to encircle, isolate and provoke Beijing.

Editorial La Jornada (2022-05-25). Colombia: Peligro y esperanza. globalizacion.ca Con el comienzo ayer de la votación para ciudadanos en el extranjero, empezó en Colombia la elección presidencial que tendrá su jornada central el domingo. Conforme se acerca ese momento, crecen los temores a una reacción desesperada de la oligarquía…

Peoples' Dispatch (2022-05-25). Colombia: More than 60 activists assassinated this year. greenleft.org.au Paramilitary violence continues to take lives and wreak havoc in Colombia, reports Peoples' Dispatch.

Jason Ditz (2022-05-25). Five Turkish Soldiers Killed in Fighting With PKK in Northern Iraq. news.antiwar.com This brings the overall number of Turkish soldiers killed in the latest Iraq offensive to 17. Turkey has claimed "dozens" of PKK were also killed, but exact figures are impossible to verify. | This offensive is just the latest of several Turkish offensives…

Liam Flenady (2022-05-25). Greens' campaign manager: Three reasons why we did so well in Brisbane. greenleft.org.au Defying predictions, the Greens look set to win 2 seats in Brisbane and are in the running for another. Liam Flenady, the Australian Greens' campaign manager for the seat of Griffith, reflects on three reasons why the campaign was so successful.

Ben Radford (2022-05-25). A modern take on England's revolutionary era. greenleft.org.au Ben Radford reviews Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Caryl Churchill's 1976 play co-directed by Hannah Goodwin and Helpmann Award-winning Eamon Flack.

Miko Peled (2022-05-25). The assassination of Shireen Abu Akleh: Who gave the order? greenleft.org.au Israel's announcement that it will not pursue an investigation into the killing of famed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was not surprising, writes Miko Peled.

Jason Ditz (2022-05-25). US Concerned at Turkish Plans For New Offensive in North Syria. news.antiwar.com The US State Department has raised The area of northern Syria being targeted includes a lot of Kurdish territory. The Turkish government is constantly at odds with the local YPG, and the US statement acknowledged "Turkey's legitimate security concerns." | The YPG had been US allies in the fight ag…

Susan Price (2022-05-25). West Papua: Protests reject Indonesia's 'divide and rule' strategy. greenleft.org.au West Papuans continue to protest the creation of new provinces, for a referendum on self-determination and against Indonesia's plan to grant "special autonomy" status to territory, reports Susan Price.

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-25). Biden Made Final Decision to Keep IRGC on Terrorist Blacklist. news.antiwar.com President Biden has made a final decision to keep Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) designated as a "foreign terrorist organization," Politico reported Tuesday, citing an unnamed Western official. The decision means a revival of the Iran nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, is unlikely. The terrorist blacklist is a sweeping designation that means any …

Jason Ditz (2022-05-25). Iraq's Stalemate Risks New Intra-Shi'ite Clashes. news.antiwar.com An October 10 election didn't leave any obvious path to a majority government in Iraq, but the delays and stalemates that have resulted are starting to The Sadrist Trend won the plurality in October, for whatever good it does them. They've got allies among Sunni Arabs and Kurds as a path for trying to form a coalition, but that's been resisted by a rival Shi'ite group, the State of Law, effectively blocking the Sadrist coalition and trying to force a unit…

Bejoy Sebastian (2022-05-25). What makes India's participation in the Quad intrinsically unique? moderndiplomacy.eu In this essay, I try to shed light on the geopolitical imperatives that make India's involvement in the Quad intrinsically unique and distinct from the other members. The prime ministers of India, Japan, Australia and the President of the United States met in Tokyo, for the second in-person Quad summit on 24 May 2022, coming …

Newsroom (2022-05-25). Blind cave creatures light the way with DNA. moderndiplomacy.eu In watery underground caverns, there are creatures that live in an eternal midnight. Over the course of generations, these animals have adapted to their isolated and unique environments, and scientists believe their pasty skin and blind eyes may hold secrets to evolution —— and to genetic adaptations that could cast light on longevity, surviving starvation, …

Iqra Nasir (2022-05-25). "Haqeeqi Azaadi" or "Political Invasion"? moderndiplomacy.eu You call it a "Long March" or an "Azaadi March" or a "Haqeeqi Azaadi March" and lastly according to some people "Political invasion of the capital"; whatever attempt it may be, the impact of this "Long March" will not be "Short" at all. Seems like history is repeating. Yesterday, it was PTI, later it was …

Madaar (2022-05-25). Sudanese communists alert to increase in state repression following arrests. peoplesdispatch.org On May 19, Sudanese security forces raided the home of the political secretary of the Sudanese Communist Party, Muhammad Mukhtar al-Khatib, and took him to an unknown destination, according to the party's official page. | After the leaders of the Sudanese Communist Party were arrested in Juba, the Sudanese security forces arrested two leaders of the anti-coup movement of last October. They have since been released, but the incident has been widely denounced within the country and internationally. | The legal sector of the Sudanese Communist Party had explained in a press statement following the incident: "A team…

Staff (2022-05-25). Zionists react to US decision on keeping IRGC on blacklist. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — The Prime Minister of the Zionist regime of Israel Naftali Bennett reacted to the US decision on not to remove IRGC from the blacklist.

____ (2022-05-25). Ghalibaf reinstated as Iranian Parliament Speaker. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Members of Iranian parliament with the majority of votes reelected Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf as speaker of Iran's legislative body for the third consecutive year.

____ (2022-05-25). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 25. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Wednesday, May 25.

____ (2022-05-25). US seizes Iranian crude from Russian tanker: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Russian oil tanker took a new turn on Wednesday as the US Department of Justice seized the oil aboard the vessel and according to reports is in the process of transferring the oil to the United States on a chartered tanker.

Staff (2022-05-25). 81 Palestinians brutally martyred, injured by Zionists in WB. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — News sources on early Wednesday reported that a 16-year-old Palestinian was shot dead and dozens of others by the Israeli regime's troops in West Bank.

Staff (2022-05-25). Iran, Turkey discuss expansion of ties, multilateral coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Mahdi Safari met with Turkey's deputy foreign minister Faruk Kaymakcƒ± and discussed expanding the two countries' bilateral ties.

Staff (2022-05-25). 19 children among dead in Texas primary school attack. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Nineteen young children and two adults have been killed in a shooting at a primary school in south Texas.

Staff (2022-05-25). Iraq detains 13 ISIL forces across country. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Issuing a statement, Iraq's interior ministry announced that 13 dangerous members of the ISIL terrorist group were detained in three provinces of the country.

Staff (2022-05-25). Mutual trust greatest Iranian-Omani capital: Raeisi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — In an interview with the Omani National TV, the Iranian President stressed that the greatest Iranian-Omani capital is mutual trust and called on regional and international cooperation between the two countries.

Staff (2022-05-25). Iran to leverage capacities to pursue martyr Khodaei's case. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has said that Iran will leverage its whole capacities to pursue the assassination case of Hassan Sayyad Khodaei.

____ (2022-05-25). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 25. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Wednesday, May 25.

Staff (2022-05-25). Iran FM to attend Davos summit 2022. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Wednesday left Tehran for Swiss to take part in the Davos summit.

____ (2022-05-25). 'Astana' meeting on Syria to be held in June. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Next round of Astana meetings on Syria will be held in the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan in June 2022.

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2022-05-24: News Headlines

____ (2022-05-24). Oxfam report: As millions face starvation food giants' profits soar. wsws.org Billionaires in the food and agribusiness sector have seen their collective wealth increase by $382 billion or 45 percent over the past two years.

Newsroom (2022-05-24). Oxfam Calls for Wealth Tax on Billionaires to Benefit Women in Informal Sectors. moderndiplomacy.eu Oxfam International Executive Director Gabriela Bucher today called for a wealth tax on billionaires to benefit women plunged into poverty by the pandemic, in her remarks during a session on gender parity at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2022 in Davos-Klosters. Bucher noted that "some industries are in fact doing extremely well and billionaire …

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2022-05-24). In the wake of Russian victory in Mariupol. mronline.org Thank God, Russia eschews any triumphalism over the surrender of the so-called neo-Nazi Azov regiment in the Azovstal factory complex in Mariupol. The Defence Ministry in Moscow announced on Friday that a total of 2,439 "Azov Nazis" and Ukrainian servicemen had laid down their arms since May 16, and that the entire Azovstal complex is now under control of Russian forces.

____ (2022-05-24). Canadian imperialism's fascist friends—Part 4: How Ottawa provided the Ukrainian fascists refuge and incubated and promoted far-right Ukrainian nationalism. wsws.org The Canadian ruling class provided safe-haven to the Nazis' Ukrainian accomplices, helped them whitewash their crimes, and incubated and promoted a far-right Ukrainian nationalism that has served as the political-ideological spearhead of the drive to transform "independent" Ukraine into an instrument of the NATO powers. |

____ (2022-05-24). NATO eyes Danish port as naval hub for Baltic Sea operations. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Copenhagen PostMay 23, 2022 Esbjerg could become NATO maritime hub Esbjerg has long thrived on maritime business….[S]oon, it could become ground zero for a different kind of maritime industry…the military sort. The defence minister, Morten Bà∏dskov, is in the city today to look into the possibility of Esbjerg Harbour becoming a NATO maritime hub. NATO …

____ (2022-05-24). NATO partner Colombia to train Ukrainian military on demining. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azeri Press AgencyMay 23, 2022 Colombia to train Ukrainian military on landmine removal A team of Colombian soldiers will travel to Europe to train their Ukrainian counterparts on de-mining techniques, the South American country's defense minister said on Monday…. Colombia's nearly 60 years of internal conflict between the armed forces, leftist rebels, right-wing paramilitaries and …

Gen. Shashi Asthana (2022-05-24). Is Fatigue Causing Twists and Turns in Russia Ukraine War? moderndiplomacy.eu As Russia Ukraine war completes three months, both sides are witnessing spectacular twists and turns, showing that reality is biting both sides. Few would have predicted a month ago that President Putin would be willing to swallow the bitter pill of Finland and Sweden's bid to join NATO, which effectively amounts to NATO's eastward expansion, …

_____ (2022-05-24). US Trying to Create a "Second Front" against Russia in Syria. journal-neo.org Without even bothering to mask its Russophobic positions in the conflict in Ukraine and experiencing a failure in its actions there, Washington is strenuously seeking to unleash a "second front" against Russia in any zone sensitive to Moscow. The United States is actively trying to destabilize the situation in the Central Asian region, to worsen …

____ (2022-05-24). Danes pledge missiles for use against Russian Black Sea Fleet, Pentagon war group expands. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Defense NewsMay 23, 2022 Ukraine to get Harpoon anti-ship missiles from Denmark amid Russian Black Sea blockade Denmark will arm Ukraine with a modern Harpoon anti-ship launcher and missiles to protect its coasts, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Monday after concluding the latest U.S.-led meeting of international defense chiefs to coordinate military aid for Ukraine. …

____ (2022-05-24). As it escalates war against Russia, Biden administration threatens war against China. wsws.org The United States is recklessly intensifying its war with Russia in Ukraine, which has already killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions.

Mickey Z. (2022-05-24). What's missing from the gun debate [sic]? dissidentvoice.org The shooting in Buffalo has once again ignited an ill-informed "debate" on the topic of guns. Thus, I feel compelled to re-share some of the missing context. Male Violence (as usual) Must Be Factored In Please allow me to introduce some damn good reasons to consider some kind of gun control: On average, 57 women …

Dean Baker (2022-05-24). Two Quick Notes: Inflation and the Stock Market Plunge. cepr.net Sorry folks, I'm back!!!! Anyhow, I was following the news the last few weeks and was struck by a couple of items that seem to have gotten little attention. First, on inflation, we have seen a sharp fall in the breakeven inflation rate for inflation-indexed 10-yearTreasury bonds compared with conventional Treasury bonds. This breakeven rate …

Global Research News (2022-05-24). Selected Articles: Another Orchestrated Health Crisis in the Works? Smallpox Vaccine to Protect Against Monkeypox. globalresearch.ca By The corrupt public health officials in the Western world, who are shills for Big Pharma as they share …

____ (2022-05-24). Expand the Minnesota mental health workers strike! Unite with Minnesota nurses! wsws.org A one-day strike expresses the anger of healthcare staff at MHealth Fairview, however the issues they face cannot be solved alone and require a united struggle with healthcare workers across the state and the US.

Tanya Wadhwa (2022-05-24). Colombia: Leftist vice-presidential candidate threatened during campaign rally. greenleft.org.au The leftist Historic Pact presidential ticket, headed by Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez, is favoured to win Colombia's presidential elections on May 29. However, the candidates face ongoing threats, reports Tanya Wadhwa.

____ (2022-05-24). Latest COVID wave exacerbates dire conditions in New York City K-12 schools. wsws.org New York City K-12 schools have seen a near-twofold increase in infections recently, with more than 10,000 cases last week.

Editor2 (2022-05-24). US Troops Smuggle 70 Oil Tankers Out of Syria. orinocotribune.com US Forces Have Smuggled Hundreds Of Oil Tankers Out Of Syria Over The Past Few Months. | US occupation forces continue to loot Syrian oil from the northern Al-Jazeera region of Syria's Hasakah governorate, as a US military convoy of around 70 oil tankers reportedly made their way towards Iraq through the illegal Al-Waleed border crossing on 14 May. | According to local sources in the Al-Yarubiyah countryside, the convoy was accompanied by an additional 15 trucks carrying military equipment as well as six armored vehicles. | A day earlier, 46 US vehicles were reportedly transferred out of Syria through the same bo…

Anonymous Contributor (2022-05-24). Banner Drop at NC Republican Nominating Convention in Solidarity with Prisoners at Alexander Correctional Institution. itsgoingdown.org Report on banner drop in solidarity with prisoners at Alexander CI who have issued a set of demands. On May 21, 2022, prison abolitionists dropped a banner in the middle of the nominating convention of the North Carolina Republican Party at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. The banner read "Meet Alexander Prisoners' Demands," and…

____ (2022-05-24). Australia's still-minority Labor government rushes to commit to war and austerity. wsws.org Labor's interim ministry is moving with extraordinary haste to implement the anti-working-class agenda demanded of it by Washington and the corporate elite.

____ (2022-05-24). Imperialism and the lie of the soul. wsws.org The Financial Times' Gideon Rachman has written a column that is an unintentional—and, therefore, all the more devastating—exposure of the intellectual and moral putrefaction of bourgeois journalism and the political and social system it defends.

____ (2022-05-24). Detroit Diesel: Reject the second UAW sellout contract! Demand strike action! wsws.org The UAW has again ignored workers' 98 percent strike mandate and repackaged the contract that workers voted down May 10, forcing another vote.

____ (2022-05-24). Papua New Guinea elections loom amid growing domestic and global crisis. wsws.org The election in the Pacific's largest and most populous country is taking place amid widespread popular disaffection, an escalating social crisis and sharpening geo-strategic tensions.

____ (2022-05-24). Workers speak on Australian election: "It doesn't matter who gets in, the whole system is broken" wsws.org Keith, a manufacturing worker who voted for the SEP, said: "Everything is now skewed towards the rich in this country. Things are getting too hard for the average worker to make ends meet."

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-24). US Mulls Sanctioning Countries That are Buying Russian Oil. news.antiwar.com As the US is looking for more ways to inflict damage on Russia's economy, the Biden administration The New York Times

Barry Sheppard (2022-05-24). United States: Abortion protests kick off 'Summer of Rage'. greenleft.org.au Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across 600 cities and towns in the United States on May 14 in defence of abortion rights, reports Barry Sheppard.

Jason Ditz (2022-05-24). Israeli DM: US Firm Against Removing IRGC From Terror List. news.antiwar.com Fresh off of a visit to the US to lobby officials on Iran, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz says that the That was a major issue holding up the Iran nuclear deal, and Gantz and other Israeli officials expressed hope that the US unwillingness to make a deal on that would ruin the whole process. | That position may be changing as Israeli intelligence is…

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-24). Iran's President Says Slain IRGC Colonel Will Be 'Avenged'. news.antiwar.com On Monday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi Col. Hassan Sayyad Khodaei was shot five times by unidentified gunmen on motorcycles in the heart of the Iranian capital on Sunday. No one has taken responsibility for the assassination, but Israel is suspected since it has a history of carrying out targeted killings inside Iran. | Raisi blamed the killing on "the…

Renfrey Clarke (2022-05-24). Housing: Coalition and Labor score an 'F'. greenleft.org.au You probably noticed that there was nothing in the federal election attack ads by either major party which mentioned over-the-moon home prices, spiralling rents, and a rise in homelessness. Renfrey Clarke explains why.

Jason Ditz (2022-05-24). Yemen Govt Upbeat on Chances of Extending Yemen Ceasefire. news.antiwar.com Since the UN raised the possibility of extending Yemen's ceasefire late last week, the Houthis have spoken favorably twice on the idea. Now, the Saudi-backed government is The two sides had a 2-month ceasefire starting in April, and going to June 2. It has been wildly successful, with no airstrikes, and increased aid shipping as the process went on. The hope is to expand shipping of aid and start a peace process. | T…

Pip Hinman (2022-05-24). NTEU stands firm at Sydney University. greenleft.org.au Pip Hinman spoke to members of the National Tertiary Education Union on the picket line at the University of Sydney.

Yasmine Sherif (2022-05-24). Education Must Come First in our Global Economic Agenda. moderndiplomacy.eu With leaders gathering at this year's World Economic Forum, it's time to prioritize the impact investments in education bring to businesses, economies and beyond. As all eyes turn to this week's World Economic Forum in Davos, we call on world leaders and world-leading businesses to put education at the heart our global social and economic …

Wei Hongxu (2022-05-24). What are Market Anticipations and Policy Expectations as Shares Tumble? moderndiplomacy.eu On April 21st, the three major A-shares indices saw a severe drop due to a combination of local and global causes. The Shanghai Composite Index dropped 2.26%, the Shenzhen Component Index dropped 2.7%, the ChiNext Index dropped 2.17%, and the CSI 300 Index dropped 1.84%. More than 4,400 stocks fell in both cities, while industrial …

Newsroom (2022-05-24). Commission revealed 12 winners of VET Excellence Awards. moderndiplomacy.eu The European Vocational Skills Week took place across Europe and beyond last week (from 16 to 20 May). Organised by the European Commission every year, it is an occasion to celebrate best practices in Vocational Education and Training (VET), bringing together everyone involved — from local, to national and regional authorities, students, teachers and education and training …

John V. Walsh (2022-05-24). New York Times Repudiates Drive for "Decisive Military Victory" in Ukraine, Calls for Peace Negotiations. dissidentvoice.org A week ago, we made note of a May 11 New York Times news article, documenting that all was not going well for the U.S. in Ukraine, and a companion opinion piece hinting that a shift in direction might be in order. Now on May 19, "THE EDITORIAL BOARD," the full Magisterium of the Times, …

Staff (2022-05-24). 2 killed in warplane crash in eastern Isfahan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 24 (MNA) — News sources reported that two were killed in a fighter jet crash in southern Isfahan province on Tuesday.

Staff (2022-05-24). VIDEO: Mass funeral of Martyr Khodaei attended by Tehraners. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 24 (MNA) — The mass funeral ceremony of Martyr Colonel Hassan Sayyad Khodaei, who was assassinated by terrorists in Tehran on Sunday afternoon, was held in the presence of thousands of mourners in the Iranian capital on Tuesday morning.

Staff (2022-05-24). Azerbaijan agrees with Armenia on Zangezur corridor: Aliyev. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 24 (MNA) — Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev said Monday that Baku agreed with Armenia on the opening of the Zangezur corridor, including the construction of both railways and highways.

Staff (2022-05-24). Drone hits US base near Baghdad airport (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) — Media sources reported on Tuesday morning that a US military base near Baghdad airport, Iraq was targeted by a drone.

Staff (2022-05-24). Yemeni army shoots down Saudi drone over Sanaa. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 24 (MNA) — A spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces announced that the Yemeni army had shot down a Saudi drone over the skies of Sanaa.

Staff (2022-05-24). 10 killed in ISIL attacks in Kirkuk, Diyala, Nineveh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) — ISIL terrorist attacks in three provinces of Kirkuk, Diyala, and Nineveh provinces killed 10 people, wounding several others.

Staff (2022-05-24). Crossing Iran's red lines will have heavy consequences. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 24 (MNA) — According to officials of Iran's Interior Ministry, the Israeli regime's agents were responsible for the assassination of an IRGC colonel in Tehran which demonstrates that the Israelis have crossed a red line this time.

Staff (2022-05-24). Terrorist attack on western Kabul leaves several killed. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 24 (MNA) — Media sources on Monday reported a terrorist attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

Staff (2022-05-24). Assassination of Martyr Khodaei shows enemies' anger at IRGC. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 24 (MNA) — Iran's Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said on Tuesday that the assassination of Martyr Sayyad Khodaei once again showed the depth of the Iranian nation's enemies' anger at the IRGC.

Staff (2022-05-24). White House walks back Biden's remarks after China's threat. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 24 (MNA) — The White House has walked back on Biden's remarks on defending Taiwan after China's foreign ministry hit back at Biden on Monday, expressing "strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition" to his comments.

Staff (2022-05-24). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 24. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 24 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Tuesday, May 24.

____ (2022-05-24). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 24. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 24 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Tuesday, May 24.

Staff (2022-05-24). New phase of Iran-Oman political trust begins: Raeisi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 24 (MNA) — Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi said that the trade cooperation of Iran and Oman lags behind the two sides' political relations, calling for bolstering the mutual ties in the trade fields.

Staff (2022-05-24). Countries' right to self-defense must be recognized. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 24 (MNA) — Iran's permanent ambassador to the United Nations says any framework adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on the management of conventional ammunition must recognize member states' right to self-defense.

Staff (2022-05-24). Tanker arrives in Venezuela to discharge Iran's crude: Report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 24 (MNA) — A tanker carrying about 1m barrels of Iranian heavy crude arrived in recent days in Venezuelan waters for delivery to the country's largest refinery, according to a shipping report and vessel tracking data.

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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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2022-05-22: News Headlines

Anonymous587 (2022-05-22). Did Russia Really Capture Canadian General In Mariupol? southfront.org Lieutenant General Trevor Cadieux | Since the end of April 2022, information about the detention of senior NATO general Trevor Cadieux at Azovstal has been circulating on the Internet. Unfortunately, there is no confirmed information about this at this time. The Russian power structures have not yet officially reported it. Nevertheless, there is quite serious evidence to substantiate this information. | General Trevor Cadieux of the Canadian Armed Forces has a long service record. He graduated from the Royal Milit…

Editor2 (2022-05-22). Ukraine War Signals Rise of Multi-Polar World: Professor. orinocotribune.com TEHRAN — A professor of international human rights at the University Of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the Ukraine war solidifies the rise of a multi-polar world. | "It is clear that this war, and the West's reaction to it, accelerates the rise of a multi-polar world, replacing the unipolar world in which the United States was the sole superpower," Daniel Kovalik tells the Tehran Times. | "This development is a good one for the world which has been held hostage by the United States since the collapse of the USSR in 1991," Kovalik notes. | The Russia-Ukraine conflict is likely to accelerate a long-standi…

emptyshelley Inglis, Executive Director, University of Dayton Human Rights Center, University of Dayton (2022-05-22). Putin could be charged with the crime of aggression for the Ukraine war — but it's an expensive process with high stakes. Shelley Inglis, Executive Director, University of Dayton Human Rights Center, University of Dayton

emptygary Laderman, Goodrich C White Professor of Religion, Emory University (2022-05-22). The US Civil War drastically reshaped how Americans deal with death — will the pandemic? Gary Laderman, Goodrich C White Professor of Religion, Emory University

emptyabigail A. Allen, Associate Professor of Special Education, Clemson University (2022-05-22). Pandemic babies with developmental delays can be helped to make up for lost social interaction — 5 tips for parents. Abigail A. Allen, Associate Professor of Special Education, Clemson University

John Parker (2022-05-22). Fact-Finding Trip to Donbass: A Front-Line Shelter in Rubizhne. orinocotribune.com By John Parker &#1 ; May 17, 2022 | I had just left the Lugansk People's Republic, making my way to an interview in Moscow, when I saw a May 11 CNN story claiming Russia had targeted civilians in the Ukrainian city of Odessa. This was after the bombing of a hotel and shopping center there. When such structures are bombed, one assumes that they were filled with civilians. | Odessa was also the location of a massacre that took place after the 2014 coup, funded for years prior by the United States. The fascist element that was part of that coup burned the Odessa House of Trade Unions on May 2, 2014, killing progress…

_____ (2022-05-22). Riots in Sri Lanka Escalate. journal-neo.org Not only has the state of the all-round crisis in which Sri Lanka found itself in March not "resolved" but, as recent events in the country show, it has become increasingly acute. Apparently, it is no longer an alarmist exaggeration to define the situation as "total chaos" by which this condition is assessed in China, that …

emptytam Nguyen, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Dayton (2022-05-22). Nonprogrammers are building more of the world's software — a computer scientist explains 'no-code'. Tam Nguyen, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Dayton

emptymargarita Balmaceda, Professor of Diplomacy, International Relations, Seton Hall University (2022-05-22). Europe is determined to cut fossil fuel ties with Russia, even though getting Hungary on board won't be easy. Margarita Balmaceda, Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University

emptydaniella Mccahey, Assistant Professor of History, Texas Tech University (2022-05-22). Over 100 years of Antarctic agriculture is helping scientists grow food in space. Daniella McCahey, Assistant Professor of History, Texas Tech University

emptysourav Sengupta, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, University At Buffalo (2022-05-22). CBT? DBT? Psychodynamic? What type of therapy is right for me? Sourav Sengupta, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University at Buffalo

emptyerik Gordon, Professor of Business, University of Michigan (2022-05-22). What you need to know about the Defense Production Act — the 19 s law Biden invoked to try to end the baby formula shortage. Erik Gordon, Professor of Business, University of Michigan

emptyjames Densley, Professor of Criminal Justice, Metropolitan State University (2022-05-22). Accused Buffalo mass shooter had threatened a shooting while in high school. Could more have been done to avert the tragedy? James Densley, Professor of Criminal Justice, Metropolitan State University

emptyrodney E. Rohde, Regents' Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science, Texas State University (2022-05-22). What is monkeypox? A microbiologist explains what's known about this smallpox cousin. Rodney E. Rohde, Regents' Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science, Texas State University

emptycamee Maddox-wingfield, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology,, Public Health, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (2022-05-22). The Martinican bèlè dance — a celebration of land, spirit and liberation. Camee Maddox-Wingfield, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

emptyrokeshia Renné Ashley, Assistant Professor of Communication, Florida International University (2022-05-22). After initial silence, the Biden administration is making moves to free WNBA star Brittney Griner from Russian detention. Rokeshia Renné Ashley, Assistant Professor of Communication, Florida International University

emptystanley Stepanic, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages, Literatures, University of Virginia (2022-05-22). 'Dracula Daily' reanimates the classic vampire novel for the age of memes and snark. Stanley Stepanic, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Virginia

emptyarie Kruglanski, Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland (2022-05-22). A quest for significance gone horribly wrong — how mass shooters pervert a universal desire to make a difference in the world. Arie Kruglanski, Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland

emptykenneth Anthony, Associate Professor of Elementary Education, Mississippi State University (2022-05-22). Public education is supposed to prepare an informed citizenry — elementary teachers have just two hours a week to teach social studies. Kenneth Anthony, Associate Professor of Elementary Education, Mississippi State University

emptygregory Grieve, Head, Professor, Religious Studies Department, University of North Carolina — Greensboro (2022-05-22). How to know if your practice of Buddhism through listening to podcasts or use of meditation apps is 'authentic'. Gregory Grieve, Head and Professor, Religious Studies Department, University of North Carolina — Greensboro

emptydaniel J. Mallinson, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Administration, School of Public Affairs, Penn State (2022-05-22). Appealing to Trump (and his base) might have worked in Pennsylvania primaries — but it won't play so well in the midterms. Daniel J. Mallinson, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration, School of Public Affairs, Penn State

emptydaniel Macfarlane, Associate Professor of Environment, Sustainability, Western Michigan University (2022-05-22). Restoring the Great Lakes: After years of US-Canada joint efforts, some success and lots of unfinished business. Daniel Macfarlane, Associate Professor of Environment and Sustainability, Western Michigan University

emptydavid Mendez, Associate Professor of Health Management, Policy, University of Michigan (2022-05-22). Why is the FDA seeking to ban menthol cigarettes? 4 questions answered. David Mendez, Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan

emptymckale Montgomery, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Oklahoma State University (2022-05-22). Is intermittent fasting the diet for you? Here's what the science says. McKale Montgomery, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Oklahoma State University

emptynick Shay, Professor of Oceanography, University of Miami (2022-05-22). Bad news for the 2022 hurricane season: The Loop Current, a fueler of monster storms, is looking a lot like it did in 2005, the year of Katrina. Nick Shay, Professor of Oceanography, University of Miami

emptycallie Freitag, Ph.d. Candidate In Public Policy, Governance, University of Washington (2022-05-22). 1 in 6 US kids are in families below the poverty line. Callie Freitag, Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington

emptylacey Wade, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania (2022-05-22). What makes us subconsciously mimic the accents of others in conversation. Lacey Wade, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania

emptyimtiaz Rangwala, Research Scientist In Climate, Cooperative Institute For Research In Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder (2022-05-22). Grim 2022 drought outlook for Western US offers warnings for the future as climate change brings a hotter, thirstier atmosphere. Imtiaz Rangwala, Research Scientist in Climate, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder

emptykevin Ketels, Assistant Professor, Teaching, Global Supply Chain Management, Wayne State University (2022-05-22). Baby formula industry was primed for disaster long before key factory closed down. Kevin Ketels, Assistant Professor, Teaching, Global Supply Chain Management, Wayne State University

amarynth (2022-05-22). Germans ¥schwedt ¥ hard for Russian oil. thesaker.is ¥Krautensuiciden ¥: by Jorge Vilches for the Saker Blog Germans will soon passionately conjugate a very strange new verb amongst themselves, the infinitive form of which is " to schwedt ".

Anonymous103 (2022-05-22). In Video: Timeline Of Russian Advance In Mariupol. southfront.org

____ (2022-05-22). Ukrainian negotiator rules out ceasefire to Russia: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 22 (MNA) — Ukraine on Saturday ruled out agreeing to a ceasefire with Russia and said Kyiv would not accept any deal with Moscow that involved ceding territory.

Staff (2022-05-22). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 22. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 22 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Sunday, May 22.

Staff (2022-05-22). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 22. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 22 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Sunday, May 22.

____ (2022-05-22). Moscow bans Canadian PM's wife from entering Russia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 22 (MNA) — Russia has banned Canadian Prime Minister's wife Sophie Trudeau, Canadian air force commander Eric Jean Kenny and 24 other people, including officials and top managers, from entering Russia, the country's foreign ministry said.

____ (2022-05-22). Iran inks confidential oil contract with foreign firm. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 22 (MNA) — The Manager of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) for Investment and Business Affairs announced the conclusion of a confidential contract, valued at ‚Ǩ500 million, with a foreign company.

Staff (2022-05-22). Turkey's base in N Iraq comes unedr drone attack. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 22 (MNA) — Iraqi sources reported on early Sunday that several drones attacked the Turkish military base in northern Iraq.

Staff (2022-05-22). Baku, Yerevan continue accusing each other of border shooting. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 22 (MNA) — The two South Caucasus nations of Azerbaijan and Armenia once again accused each other of shooting each other's border positions on Saturday.

Staff (2022-05-22). Plane crashe in SE France leaves 5 dead. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 22 (MNA) — A tourist plane crashed near the town of Les Adrets in southeast France, leaving at least five dead.

Staff (2022-05-22). 6 civilians injured in landmine explosion in Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 22 (MNA) — The explosion of landmines left by terrorist groups in the Hama region of Syria has severely injured six rural farmers.

Staff (2022-05-22). Attack on Turkey positions to continue, says Ahrar Sinjar. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 22 (MNA) — Claiming responsibility for the Saturday attack on the Turkish base in Northern Iraq, the Iraqi resistance group "Ahrar Sinjar" vowed to continue its operations and attacks against Turkey's positions in Iraq.

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2022-05-21: News Headlines

Anonymous Contributor (2022-05-21). Phoenix Anarchists Mobilize Against "WLM" Group and Fascists at Pro-Choice Abortion Rally. itsgoingdown.org Anarchists in so-called Phoenix, Arizona report on confronting both neo-Nazis organizing under the banner of 'White Lives Matter' and far-Right militias harassing pro-choice demonstrations. Every month since April 2021, the WLM "White Lives Matter" group which is active nationwide calls for a national day of action on specific dates. The group claims to promote only…

Vijay Prashad (2022-05-21). Mali's Military Ejects France, but Faces Serious Challenges. orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad &#1 ; May 13, 2022 | On May 2, 2022, a Colonel MaàØga said that there were three rea…

Kyle Anzalone (2022-05-21). US and UK Split With France and Claim There Is No Exit Ramp for Putin. news.antiwar.com The US and UK are eyeing the complete defeat of Russia in Ukraine. Breaking with other NATO members that prefer a negotiated settlement, an American official stated the war ends with the "defeat" of Russia and a high-level British official said Russian President Vladimir Putin "must lose."Speaking to an Italian outlet, UK Foreign Minister Liz …

emptyshelley Inglis, Executive Director, University of Dayton Human Rights Center, University of Dayton (2022-05-21). Putin could be charged with the crime of aggression for the Ukraine war — but it's an expensive process with high stakes. Shelley Inglis, Executive Director, University of Dayton Human Rights Center, University of Dayton

Newsroom (2022-05-21). Drones to Save Lives by Providing Urban-Grade Healthcare in Rural Areas of India. moderndiplomacy.eu A new experimental programme has shown how drone technology can be used to bring quality healthcare to people living in the remotest areas of India. Healthcare professionals delivered vaccines, COVID-19 testing samples and medical products to a population of over 300,000 people represented by eight district health facilities in the Vikarabad district of the southern …

emptyabigail A. Allen, Associate Professor of Special Education, Clemson University (2022-05-21). Pandemic babies with developmental delays can be helped to make up for lost social interaction — 5 tips for parents. Abigail A. Allen, Associate Professor of Special Education, Clemson University

emptygary Laderman, Goodrich C White Professor of Religion, Emory University (2022-05-21). The US Civil War drastically reshaped how Americans deal with death — will the pandemic? Gary Laderman, Goodrich C White Professor of Religion, Emory University

_____ (2022-05-21). Mali is Deprived of an Opportunity to Follow Policies Independent of the West. journal-neo.org Attempts by the inhabitants of the states of the African continent to throw off the shackles of modern neo-colonialism and pursue a policy independent of the West are being met with active resistance from the very same West. Another confirmation of this is the recent coup attempt thwarted by the authorities in Mali. Mali's Ministry …

emptykenneth Anthony, Associate Professor of Elementary Education, Mississippi State University (2022-05-21). Public education is supposed to prepare an informed citizenry — elementary teachers have just two hours a week to teach social studies. Kenneth Anthony, Associate Professor of Elementary Education, Mississippi State University

emptydaniel J. Mallinson, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Administration, School of Public Affairs, Penn State (2022-05-21). Appealing to Trump (and his base) might have worked in Pennsylvania primaries — but it won't play so well in the midterms. Daniel J. Mallinson, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration, School of Public Affairs, Penn State

emptynick Shay, Professor of Oceanography, University of Miami (2022-05-21). Bad news for the 2022 hurricane season: The Loop Current, a fueler of monster storms, is looking a lot like it did in 2005, the year of Katrina. Nick Shay, Professor of Oceanography, University of Miami

emptyerik Gordon, Professor of Business, University of Michigan (2022-05-21). What you need to know about the Defense Production Act — the 19 s law Biden invoked to try to end the baby formula shortage. Erik Gordon, Professor of Business, University of Michigan

emptygregory Grieve, Head, Professor, Religious Studies Department, University of North Carolina — Greensboro (2022-05-21). How to know if your practice of Buddhism through listening to podcasts or use of meditation apps is 'authentic'. Gregory Grieve, Head and Professor, Religious Studies Department, University of North Carolina — Greensboro

emptyimtiaz Rangwala, Research Scientist In Climate, Cooperative Institute For Research In Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder (2022-05-21). Grim 2022 drought outlook for Western US offers warnings for the future as climate change brings a hotter, thirstier atmosphere. Imtiaz Rangwala, Research Scientist in Climate, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder

emptytam Nguyen, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Dayton (2022-05-21). Nonprogrammers are building more of the world's software — a computer scientist explains 'no-code'. Tam Nguyen, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Dayton

emptylacey Wade, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania (2022-05-21). What makes us subconsciously mimic the accents of others in conversation. Lacey Wade, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania

emptystanley Stepanic, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages, Literatures, University of Virginia (2022-05-21). 'Dracula Daily' reanimates the classic vampire novel for the age of memes and snark. Stanley Stepanic, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Virginia

emptycallie Freitag, Ph.d. Candidate In Public Policy, Governance, University of Washington (2022-05-21). 1 in 6 US kids are in families below the poverty line. Callie Freitag, Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington

emptydaniella Mccahey, Assistant Professor of History, Texas Tech University (2022-05-21). Over 100 years of Antarctic agriculture is helping scientists grow food in space. Daniella McCahey, Assistant Professor of History, Texas Tech University

emptyrodney E. Rohde, Regents' Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science, Texas State University (2022-05-21). What is monkeypox? A microbiologist explains what's known about this smallpox cousin. Rodney E. Rohde, Regents' Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science, Texas State University

emptykevin Ketels, Assistant Professor, Teaching, Global Supply Chain Management, Wayne State University (2022-05-21). Baby formula industry was primed for disaster long before key factory closed down. Kevin Ketels, Assistant Professor, Teaching, Global Supply Chain Management, Wayne State University

emptymargarita Balmaceda, Professor of Diplomacy, International Relations, Seton Hall University (2022-05-21). Europe is determined to cut fossil fuel ties with Russia, even though getting Hungary on board won't be easy. Margarita Balmaceda, Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University

emptycamee Maddox-wingfield, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology,, Public Health, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (2022-05-21). The Martinican bèlè dance — a celebration of land, spirit and liberation. Camee Maddox-Wingfield, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

emptydavid Mendez, Associate Professor of Health Management, Policy, University of Michigan (2022-05-21). Why is the FDA seeking to ban menthol cigarettes? 4 questions answered. David Mendez, Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan

emptyrokeshia Renné Ashley, Assistant Professor of Communication, Florida International University (2022-05-21). After initial silence, the Biden administration is making moves to free WNBA star Brittney Griner from Russian detention. Rokeshia Renné Ashley, Assistant Professor of Communication, Florida International University

emptyarie Kruglanski, Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland (2022-05-21). A quest for significance gone horribly wrong — how mass shooters pervert a universal desire to make a difference in the world. Arie Kruglanski, Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland

emptydaniel Macfarlane, Associate Professor of Environment, Sustainability, Western Michigan University (2022-05-21). Restoring the Great Lakes: After years of US-Canada joint efforts, some success and lots of unfinished business. Daniel Macfarlane, Associate Professor of Environment and Sustainability, Western Michigan University

emptymckale Montgomery, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Oklahoma State University (2022-05-21). Is intermittent fasting the diet for you? Here's what the science says. McKale Montgomery, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Oklahoma State University

emptyjames Densley, Professor of Criminal Justice, Metropolitan State University (2022-05-21). Accused Buffalo mass shooter had threatened a shooting while in high school. Could more have been done to avert the tragedy? James Densley, Professor of Criminal Justice, Metropolitan State University

emptysourav Sengupta, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, University At Buffalo (2022-05-21). CBT? DBT? Psychodynamic? What type of therapy is right for me? Sourav Sengupta, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University at Buffalo

amarynth (2022-05-21). A Rare Look into Michael Hudson's Email Inbox &#1 ; US amazing threats against China and India. thesaker.is Dear K C, China won't go along with this surrender, will it? This is amazing! Michael US Sanction ENFORCEMENT THREATS Edward Wong and Michael Crowley, "U.S. Aims to Cripple Russian…

Jason Ditz (2022-05-21). Israel Alleges Soleimani's Son-in-Law Smuggling Weapons to Hezbollah. news.antiwar.com Looking to justify constant attacks on Syria and keeping up a narrative of hostility toward Iran and other Shi'ites, Israel is accusing the Iranians of smuggling weapons to Hezbollah through Syria. | The specific plot in this case is blamed on Sayyed Reza Hashim Sada a-Din, the That doesn't prove any of the allegations, but follows…

Renfrey Clarke (2022-05-21). Protesters say climate change is still the issue. greenleft.org.au On election eve, more than 50 people gathered on Rundle Mall for a snap protest against the Coalition government's inaction on climate change. Renfrey Clarke reports.

Jason Ditz (2022-05-21). Israel Attacks Syria Army Base in Damascus, Killing Three. news.antiwar.com On Friday, Israel carried out missile strikes against neighboring Syria, firing against the southern part of Damascus. The Details are still emerging on the attacks, which Israeli media are presented as targeting Iranian militias though it apparently hit a Syrian army base. | Syria's air defense system

Suzanne James (2022-05-21). Deliverance: Voluntary Assisted Dying becomes law in NSW. greenleft.org.au After 50 years of advocacy and polls consistently showing up to 80% support, Voluntary Assisted Dying is finally to become law in NSW. Suzanne James reports.

Newsroom (2022-05-21). More than 59 million internally displaced in 2021. moderndiplomacy.eu A record 59.1 million people were displaced within their homelands last year, or four million more than in 2020, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Thursday, citing the latest Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID). IOM has welcomed the report, produced by its partner the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), calling it a …

Newsroom (2022-05-21). Key Opportunities for Uzbekistan's Development. moderndiplomacy.eu The World Bank has released its new Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) report for Uzbekistan, which analyzes key challenges and opportunities for the country's development. The SCD contains policy recommendations for removing barriers to private sector growth, reducing the state's role in the economy, focusing on people and their human capital, and transitioning to a green …

Newsroom (2022-05-21). Food insecurity threatens societies: No country is immune. moderndiplomacy.eu "When war is waged, people go hungry," Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday during a debate on conflict and food security chaired by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Some 60 per cent of the world's undernourished people live in areas affected by conflict he said, adding that "no country is immune". Conflict …

Srilata Kammila (2022-05-21). The climate crisis is a health crisis. moderndiplomacy.eu With one in eight people worldwide threatened by a lethal heat wave in South Asia that's already taken close to 100 lives, it's time we recognize that the climate crisis is a health crisis. This is not an isolated issue. In South Africa, recent floods took over 400 lives, across the Sahel violence and insecurity …

Iqra Nasir (2022-05-21). Accusations to Acknowledgement: The Battle of Article 63 A. moderndiplomacy.eu The weather is heating up. As the May is ending, Political temperatures are soaring. The fate regarding the country's political and economic stability will be measured in the upcoming days. Earlier, PDM built momentum by taking on institutions. Maryam Nawaz raised the temperature by targeting key personalities and institutions. Allegations were bursting against the institutions …

Wei Hongxu (2022-05-21). Economic Challenges as the Fundamentals of China's Fiscal Issues. moderndiplomacy.eu China's Central Comprehensive Deepening Reform Commission (hereafter referred to as the Reform Commission) has recently highlighted the issue of fiscal and taxation system reform. The Reform Commission mandates that the sub-provincial fiscal system carry out the reform strategy outlined in the "14th Five-Year Plan", where it is recommended to adhere to the essential concepts of …

Anonymous103 (2022-05-21). New Military Aid From The U.S. To Ukraine Approved. southfront.org

amarynth (2022-05-21). Michael Hudson: Interview with RT &#1 ; Transcript. thesaker.is Michael Hudson's interview with RT &#1 ; May 19 2022. Peter Scott, RT anchor: Joining us now is Michael Hudson, economist and author of "Super-Imperialism" and the recently-published "Destiny of Civilization".

Roger D. Harris (2022-05-21). Why Are Colombian Election Candidates Auditioning in Washington? orinocotribune.com By Roger D. Harris &#1 ; May 19, 2022 | Staging a vice-presidential candidates Along with the Washington consensus crowd, members o…

Staff (2022-05-21). Paykan crowned champions of 2022 Asian Club Volleyball. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Paykan of Iran came from two sets down to beat Japan's Suntory Sunbirds 3-2 (21-25, 26-28, 25-13, 25-20, 15-12) on Friday.

Staff (2022-05-21). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 21. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Saturday, May 21.

Staff (2022-05-21). Pres. Raeisi to visit Muscat on Monday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Heading a high-ranking delegation, Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi is scheduled to pay a visit to Muscat on Monday.

Staff (2022-05-21). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 21. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Saturday, May 21.

Staff (2022-05-21). Three killed in Zionists airstrike on south of Damascus. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — At least three people were killed after Israel launched fresh airstrikes on the outskirts of Damascus late on Friday, Syrian media said, adding that the country's air defenses intercepted "hostile targets".

Staff (2022-05-21). Tornado in Germay leaves at least 43 injured. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) — A tornado swept through the German city of Paderborn Friday, injuring at least 43 people, and killing a woman, authorities said…

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2022-05-20: News Headlines

Staff (2022-05-20). US Senate approves $40bn aid to Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — The US Senate overwhelmingly approved nearly $40 billion in new aid for Ukraine on Thursday.

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-20). Ukraine Hopes New $40 Billion Aid Package Means High-End Weapons. news.antiwar.com Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is hoping that the new $40 billion Ukraine aid package passed by Congress means that The bulk of the aid package is allocated for military assistance, including $11 billion in a presidential drawdown authority that allows President Biden to send weapons from US stockpiles to Ukraine. US lawmakers that have visited Ukraine in recent weeks detailed to Defense News the…

Editor2 (2022-05-20). Canada: Ken Stone's Piece on Ukraine Rejected by Hamilton Spectator. orinocotribune.com The following Op-Ed was submitted to the Hamilton Spectator by Hamilton Coalition's treasurer Ken Stone. It, however, remains unpublished. | For your convenience, it is being reproduced below. Following the letter is the original editorial it was composed as a response to. | | Not Published in the Hamilton Spectator: My recent opinion piece, on the urgent need for the Trudeau government to stop fuelling the conflict in Ukraine and instead to seek a ceasefire and negotiated end to the crisis, was refused by the newspaper. Since the war began, the Spec has refused to publish anything from our Hamilton Co…

Jason Ditz (2022-05-20). Food Prices Rise, Iran Clashes With Growing Protests. news.antiwar.com Inflation is taking a toll all over the world, and one of the big nations to pay the price is Iran, where Inflation is impacting almost everything, and wheat flour seems to be the most sensitive, with the war between Russia and Ukraine, two major growers, raising concern about availability later in the year. | Across Iran, and especially central Iran, demonstrators are in the streets…

Staff (2022-05-20). Cubadebate estrena subdominio interactivo dedicado a las vacunas cubanas anticovid-19. cubadebate.cu Esta tarde científicos e investigadores del grupo BioCubaFarma se reunió en el Memorial José Martí. Allí homenajearon al Apóstol en el 127 aniversario de su desaparición física, asimismo recordaron el momento en el que el presidente de la República, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, los convocó a la búsqueda de una vacuna contra la covid-19. Como parte de la actividad, Cubadebate presentó una plataforma interactiva que recoge los datos e historia en torno a ellas.

He Jun (2022-05-20). Warning Signs in China's Economic Outlook as COVID-19 Spreads. moderndiplomacy.eu New variables both within and outside of China in 2022 have placed the country's economy under new pressure. In the first quarter, its economic growth rate was only 4.8%, which was 0.7 percentage points lower than the annual economic growth target of 5.5%, indicating that it will face challenges in stabilizing economic growth this year. …

Editor2 (2022-05-20). Azov Insignia-Bearing Teen Carries Out, Streams Mass Shooting in US. orinocotribune.com The United States has been hit by another mass shooting, this one streamed on streaming platform Twitch by a white supremacist who had no motive but racism and hatred for the attack. | 18-year-old Payton Gendron has been detained without bail on first-degree murder charges following a mass shooting carried out on Saturday afternoon at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. The spree has claimed the lives of at least 10 people, the latest Buffalo Police Department tally revealed. | The heavily armed gunman had a rifle and tactical gear on his person at the time of the incident, which the Buffalo police commissioner s…

_____ (2022-05-20). What Would an Amendment of the "Anti-War" Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution Mean? journal-neo.org The NEO tracks more or less regularly any significant developments in the evolution of Japanese defense policy, construed broadly. That is, attention is drawn to the long-standing debate on (possible) changes to the existing legal framework, the remarkable trends in military buildup itself, and the highly practical nature and extent of Japan's military activities outside …

From Embers (2022-05-20). From Embers: Escaping Tomorrows Cages. itsgoingdown.org Anarchist podcast and radio show From Embers from so-called Canada looks at the Escaping Tomorrow's Cages writing project. Escaping Tomorrow's Cages is a six-part essay being published throughout the month of May that lays out the coming wave of provincial jail expansions in Ontario and propose a strategy for how they might be opposed. We spoke…

Fight Back (2022-05-20). San José State students rally for reproductive rights. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On May 16, about 50 students gathered at the Olympic Black Power Statue, at San José State University, to rally in defense of Roe v. Wade. | Many student and community organizers, as well as concerned students and community members spoke to the importance of preserving Roe v. Wade, and why the right to abortion and reproductive health care is a human right and should be codified into law. Throughout the rally, "Fight! Fight! Fight! Abortion is a human right!" and "My body! My choice!" echoed throughout campus. | This rally was led by members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), along with S…

Staff (2022-05-20). El tiempo: Calor, algunos chubascos y tormentas eléctricas en occidente. cubadebate.cu 🌦Estará mayormente nublado en gran parte del país, con algunos chubascos y tormentas eléctricas desde el final de la mañana en la región occidental, que serán aislados en centro y oriente.

Staff (2022-05-20). 2 US military convoys come under attack in Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 20 (MNA) — Iraqi news sources on late Thursday reported that two logistics convoys belonging to the US military were targeted in the Iraqi province of Babylon.

Staff (2022-05-20). Archivo CD: La República neocolonial. cubadebate.cu El panorama se tornaba más sombrío ante el ascenso arribista y el avance desaforado de la corrupción. El escepticismo, que se fue adueñando de las conciencias, se expresó en la voz de los intelectuales y en una tradición costumbrista que venía del siglo XIX. La imagen gráfica del chivo se asoció al fenómeno de la malversación de fondos públicos. La guataca simbolizó al adulador en procura de privilegios.

Staff (2022-05-20). Iran supports UN efforts addressing food insecurity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 20 (MNA) — As the whole world has been affected by food shortages, Iran's envoy and permanent representative to the United Nations said that Iran supports the United Nations' efforts to address food insecurity issues.

Staff (2022-05-20). Constructive ties between countries key to regional security. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 20 (MNA) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi told Azerbaijani Deputy PM that the existence of constructive relations based on mutual interests between neighboring countries is the most effective factor in maintaining regional security.

Staff (2022-05-20). President Raeisi arrives in West Azarbaijan Province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 20 (MNA) — Iran's President Ebrahim Raeisi arrived in West Azarbaijan province on Friday morning as part of his administration's regular visits to provinces to listen to people's grievances.

Jason Ditz (2022-05-20). Yemen's Houthis Confirm Considering Truce Extension. news.antiwar.com Seven years of war in Yemen have seen precious few ceasefires. The current ceasefire, which began at the start of April, was the longest and by far the most successful. A two-month deal, it is scheduled to end June 2. | Earlier this week the UN reported they'd raised a possible extension. Yemen's Houthis confirmed that Wednesday, It's a good deal for the civilians involved, as there haven't been any airstrikes, and the aid delivery is starting to pick up steam with an…

Staff (2022-05-20). Canadá podría prohibir los equipos 5G de las compañías chinas Huawei y ZTE. cubadebate.cu Canadá anunció este jueves que planea prohibir la instalación de los equipos 5G de las compañías chinas Huawei y ZTE en su territorio con el fin de proteger su seguridad nacional. "Tenemos la intención de excluir a Huawei y ZTE de nuestras redes 5G", afirmó en una conferencia el ministro de Industria canadiense, Franàßois-Philippe Champagne.

Staff (2022-05-20). Memorial José Martí acoge muestra pictórica en homenaje al Héroe Nacional. cubadebate.cu La exposición En cuerpo y alma, conformada por 15 obras del artista de la plástica Mario Fabelo, recuerda el aniversario 127 de la caída en combate del Héroe Nacional de Cuba, José Martí.

Staff (2022-05-20). Proteger, acompañar y recuperar lo materialmente dañado, máximas de trabajo tras el accidente en el Saratoga. cubadebate.cu Proteger, acompañar y recuperar lo materialmente dañado han sido máximas de trabajo seguidas en todos los ámbitos, desde que ocurriera el accidente del Hotel Saratoga. Prácticamente desde el minuto cero de la fatídica explosión, la máxima dirección del país ha mantenido un riguroso seguimiento a cada una de las acciones que ha sido necesario llevar a cabo.

Staff (2022-05-20). Alexander Urquiola: Estamos muy contentos con el pase a los Play Off. cubadebate.cu Villa Clara cedió hoy ante Artemisa y no podrá alcanzar en la tabla de posiciones al elenco de Pinar del Río, dueño ya del octavo lugar con 40 victorias y 35 derrotas en la etapa regular de la 61 Serie Nacional de Béisbol. Los Vegueros han quedado automáticamente clasificados a los play off de cuartos de final y cumplen su primera meta en la lid.

Staff (2022-05-20). Primer ministro asiste a la asamblea general de la Organización Nacional de Bufetes Colectivos. cubadebate.cu El miembro del Buró Político del Partido Comunista de Cuba y primer ministro, Manuel Marrero Cruz, presidió este jueves la asamblea general de la Organización Nacional de Bufetes Colectivos, en la cual exhortó a elevar la cultura jurídica empresarial y de la población.

Staff (2022-05-20). Enrique Ubieta: quisiera que mis textos contribuyan a hacer viable la Revolución, el socialismo. cubadebate.cu øCuál es la mejor forma de contar una historia? Muchos se hacen esta pregunta antes de emprender un proyecto. Para algunos es indispensable tener todos los elementos, otros acuden a su imaginación. Autores como Enrique Ubieta Gómez prefieren estar en el lugar donde se desarrollan los acontecimientos, compartir con sus protagonistas.

Staff (2022-05-20). Diseñan algoritmo que detecta la "falta de felicidad" en las redes sociales. cubadebate.cu Según la teoría de la elección del psiquiatra William Glasser, existen cinco necesidades básicas que se encuentran en los cimientos de todo comportamiento humano: la supervivencia, el poder, la libertad, el sentimiento de pertenencia y la diversión.

Newsroom (2022-05-20). Mali's withdrawal from G5 Sahel, Joint Force 'a setback' for the region. moderndiplomacy.eu Mali's decision on 15 May to withdraw from the G5-Sahel group and its Joint Force is "unfortunate" and "regrettable", a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday, as she urged countries in the region to redouble efforts to protect human rights, amid protracted political and security crises. Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Assistant …

Newsroom (2022-05-20). First polio outbreak in 30 years declared in Mozambique. moderndiplomacy.eu Health authorities in Mozambique declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus on Wednesday after confirming that a child in the country's north-eastern Tete province, had contracted the disease. This marks the second imported case of wild poliovirus in southern Africa this year, following an outbreak in Malawi in mid-February, said the World Health Organization's (WHO) Regional …

Dr. Arshad M. Khan (2022-05-20). Nuclear Weapons: How Safe Are We? moderndiplomacy.eu Some sixty years ago, American psychologist Abraham Maslow formulated a five tier hierarchy of needs. First, food and shelter followed by safety and so on, not that each need had to be satisfied fully to move to the next. It might explain why thousands marched in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the 1950s …

____ (2022-05-20). Biden administration pushes for NATO accession of Finland, Sweden, as Senate passes $40 billion aid package for Ukraine. wsws.org With the push for NATO's accession of Sweden and Finland and the gigantic $40 billion aid package, Washington is signaling unambiguously that the response of US imperialism to the military setback in Mariupol is a further escalation of its proxy war with Russia.

____ (2022-05-20). Timothy Snyder claims "Russia is fascist": Falsification in the service of US-NATO war propaganda. wsws.org The New York Times' op-ed column by Timothy Snyder—"We Should Say It. Russia is Fascist"—is yet another example of the Yale professor's role as an unscrupulous purveyor of historical falsification aimed at legitimizing the US-NATO war against Russia.

____ (2022-05-20). Germany's Left Party in free fall. wsws.org The war in Ukraine has finally exposed the pro-imperialist character of the Left Party. It fully supports the German government's war propaganda. Criticism of NATO will no longer be tolerated.

____ (2022-05-20). George W. Bush inadvertently tells the truth about the Iraq War. wsws.org A verbal "slip" by George W. Bush, in a comment about the war in Ukraine, has drawn attention to the far greater crimes of American imperialism in the wars begun by Bush and his father.

____ (2022-05-20). More than 1,000 COVID-19 deaths in New Zealand. wsws.org New Zealand has gone from having no COVID deaths for most of the pandemic, to now having one of the highest weekly death rates in the world, as a result of the Labour Party government abandoning its elimination policy.

____ (2022-05-20). Covid rips through US schools during sixth surge. wsws.org The mass infection policies enforced by the federal government have left teachers, staff and students entirely unprotected in schools as cases surge.

____ (2022-05-20). The pseudo-left Victorian Socialists in the Australian elections: Parochialism and parliamentary cretinism. wsws.org The Victorian Socialists' campaign has nothing to do with a fight against capitalism and its political defenders. Instead, the Victorian Socialists are seeking to consolidate a position on the "left" flank of that very political establishment.

____ (2022-05-20). Vote 1 for Socialist Equality Party candidates in the Australian election! wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party is standing Senate teams in three states in order to present a genuine socialist alternative to the broadest possible audience, and prepare for the convulsive working-class struggles ahead.

____ (2022-05-20). After keeping workers in the dark, UAW announces snap contract vote at Detroit Diesel. wsws.org Once again the UAW is trying to rush through a vote on a tentative agreement without providing workers with full details or the time necessary to study and discuss.

____ (2022-05-20). The Dropout—On the fraudulent rise and ignominious fall of Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos. wsws.org The miniseries dramatizes how a young female CEO started and grew a biotech company that delivered on none of its promises, defrauding patients and bilking investors of 100s of millions of dollars.

____ (2022-05-20). In-store video shows DeAnthony VanAtten shopping prior to being shot in the parking lot by East Lansing, Michigan police. wsws.org East Lansing police belatedly released in-store surveillance video that shows DeAnthony VanAtten buying corn and macaroni and cheese at the checkout of a Meijer grocery store before he was chased, shot at in the parking lot by two officers and struck twice non-fatally by one of them.

____ (2022-05-20). Biden sends US troops back into Somalia. wsws.org The goal of the Biden administration is to secure US imperialism's control over the Horn of Africa and trade through the Suez Canal in preparation for confrontation with China.

____ (2022-05-20). Stellantis workers back contract fights at Detroit Diesel and CNH. wsws.org Stellantis workers in suburban Detroit expressed solidarity with Detroit Diesel and CNH workers who have rejected the United Auto Workers' efforts to impose pro-company contracts…

____ (2022-05-20). Tax documents reveal Black Lives Matter improperly spent tens of millions in donations. wsws.org The tax filings detail how the foundation spent much of the $77 million it received in donations in fiscal 2020, including $32 million to gamble on the stock market.

____ (2022-05-20). Dana workers must prepare common action to halt contract violations. wsws.org At all Dana plants, the company is violating the terms of the contract and the unions are letting them do it. While the violations differ at each plant, our response at all plants must be the same: we must unite and take action ourselves, or things will only get worse.

____ (2022-05-20). Senate passes $28 million bill that does not resolve US baby formula supply crisis. wsws.org The US Senate passed by unanimous consent the Access to Baby Formula Act on Thursday, but it will not end the shortages in stores that are expected to persist for weeks if not months.

____ (2022-05-20). USW isolating strike by California Chevron workers over refinery staffing and safety. wsws.org Richmond refinery workers are fighting for their safety and the safety of those in their community, but winning this strike requires breaking free of the isolation and duplicity of the USW.

____ (2022-05-20). Sri Lankan workers and rural poor must mobilize against the Rajapakse-Wickremesinghe austerity agenda! wsws.org Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka's newly installed prime minster, delivered an address to the nation Monday that attempted to exploit the country's dire economic crisis to justify a massive assault on workers and rural toilers.

____ (2022-05-20). Outraged Arconic aluminum workers speak out against USW's contract proposal: "It's a bad deal!" wsws.org Workers at all the Arconic facilities under the last USW agreement had voted unanimously to strike in the run-up to the contract expiration, expressing an extraordinary determination to win significantly higher pay.

____ (2022-05-20). January 6 Select Committee requests to interview Republican lawmaker who provided "tour" of Capitol grounds day before coup. wsws.org In a letter, the committee wrote that they believed Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk had "information regarding a tour" he led through parts of the Capitol the day before the coup.

____ (2022-05-20). Over 100 monkeypox infections detected in 10 countries as unprecedented outbreak spreads globally. wsws.org An unprecedented outbreak of monkeypox virus has officially spread to nine countries outside of Africa, with 101 cases reported as of this writing. Confirmed or suspected cases have been identified in the United Kingdom (9 cases), Portugal (34), Spain (32), France (1), Belgium (2), Sweden (1), Italy (3), Canada (17), and the United States (2).

_____ (2022-05-19). How Europe Was Pushed Towards Economic Suicide. popularresistance.org As Michael Hudson, a research professor of Economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City, wrote in early February, before Russia's intervention in Ukraine: | America no longer has the monetary power and seemingly chronic trade and balance-of-payments surplus that enabled it to draw up the world's trade and investment rules in 1944-45. | The threat to U.S. dominance is that China, Russia and Mackinder's Eurasian World Island heartland are offering better trade and investment opportunities than are available from the United States | The most glaring example is the U.S. drive to block Germany from authorizing the…

_____ (2022-05-19). The New White Supremacist Consensus Part Two. popularresistance.org The incidents of mindless, mass carnage in the United States have become so routine that they do not even make national headlines unless the incident has a potential attention-grabbing twist. One of those dramatic twists is when the victims of a mass-shooting are from a common social identity and the perpetrator appeals to be motivated by hatred of the targeted group. This is what makes the shooting in Buffalo stand out. The authorities could not hide the fact that it was a hate crime and the media saw a juicy story, if only for a day or two. | However, for those of us who are members of communities and peoples w…

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2022-05-19: News Headlines

_____ (2022-05-19). Nazism, the West, Ukraine. journal-neo.org Despite the lessons of World War II, unfortunately the author has to say that the events of the last eight years in and around Ukraine have demonstrated not only the vitality of Nazism, but also the desire of a number of Western leaders to revive it across the board. Since early 1930s, Western ruling circles …

_____ (2022-05-19). How Europe Was Pushed Towards Economic Suicide. popularresistance.org As Michael Hudson, a research professor of Economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City, wrote in early February, before Russia's intervention in Ukraine: | America no longer has the monetary power and seemingly chronic trade and balance-of-payments surplus that enabled it to draw up the world's trade and investment rules in 1944-45. | The threat to U.S. dominance is that China, Russia and Mackinder's Eurasian World Island heartland are offering better trade and investment opportunities than are available from the United States | The most glaring example is the U.S. drive to block Germany from authorizing the…

Chris Walker (2022-05-19). Bush Accidentally Condemns "Brutal Invasion of Iraq" When Talking About Ukraine. truthout.org While speaking to an audience at his presidential library on Wednesday, former President George W. Bush accidentally condemned his 2003 invasion of Iraq while attempting to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. | Bush's speech took place at his library in Dallas, Texas, and was part of an event

Amy Goodman (2022-05-19). Talks to End War in Ukraine Are Collapsing as US Seeks Regime Change in Moscow. truthout.org As the United Nations warns about the devastating global impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, talks to negotiate a peace settlement appear to have collapsed. Russian President Vladimir Putin appears determined to push forward despite a more resilient Ukrainian defense than expected, as both sides seem to be fixated on gaining military and territorial victories. Meanwhile, the U.S. continues to pour millions of dollars in weapons into Ukraine. "It does seem that the United States thinks that Ukraine should be supported in its war effort, not its negotiation effort, until the very end," says Nina Khrushcheva, pr…

Eleanor J. Bader (2022-05-19). End of Free School Meals Will Be Catastrophic for Kids. truthout.org When Congress passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill in March, anti-hunger advocates were stunned that appropriations to ameliorate child hunger worsened by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic were not included. | A month earlier, more than 2000 organizations signed

emptyronald Suny, Professor of History, Political Science, University of Michigan (2022-05-19). Why Turkey isn't on board with Finland, Sweden joining NATO — and why that matters. Ronald Suny, Professor of History and Political Science, University of Michigan

emptymatt Kasson, Associate Professor of Mycology, Plant Pathology, West Virginia University (2022-05-19). Beyond flora and fauna: Why it's time to include fungi in global conservation goals. Matt Kasson, Associate Professor of Mycology and Plant Pathology, West Virginia University

emptyandy Weiss, Postdoctoral Fellow In Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, Vanderbilt University (2022-05-19). Zinc is a metal essential to life — scientists have discovered a protein that helps keep cells alive when zinc levels are low. Andy Weiss, Postdoctoral Fellow in Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University

emptymalia Jones, Scientist In Health Geography, University of Wisconsin-madison (2022-05-19). It's impossible to determine your personal COVID-19 risks and frustrating to try — but you can still take action. Malia Jones, Scientist in Health Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison

emptycaitlin Grady, Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental Engineering, Research Associate In the Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State (2022-05-19). Hydropower's future is clouded by droughts, floods and climate change — it's also essential to the US electric grid. Caitlin Grady, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State

_____ (2022-05-19). Caribbean Asks For Reparations. popularresistance.org Despite the COVID-19 pandemic on September 26, 2020 during the General Debate of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves said that […] the international campaign for reparatory justice, widely promoted by governments across our Caribbean Community and by social activists within the industrialized metropoles, must form part of any serious efforts to achieve the sustainable development agenda […]. | On November 3, 2020 during the "Peacebuilding and sustaining peace" debate organized by the United Nations Security Council the…

Sharon Zhang (2022-05-19). Warren Calls Out Tech Firms for Selling Abortion Clinic Patients' Location Data. truthout.org Fourteen Senate Democrats sent a letter to tech firms Wednesday demanding answers to reports about the collection and sale of location data of people who have visited abortion clinics. | Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) led the lawmakers in writing letters to the two firms, expressing concerns about the data as Roe v. Wade faces being overturned by the Supreme Court. If Roe is struck down,

amarynth (2022-05-19). The brutal invasion of Iraq: Media &#1 ; he made an unfortunate mistake. thesaker.is This speaks for itself and needs no comment. This is the single best thing that has ever happened. There has never been a better thing than this. t.co/bYkZmsDgcm — Caitlin…

amarynth (2022-05-19). To Yellow Vests he's the radical: Macron imposes 'radical centrism' for Brussels. thesaker.is by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker blog During the only debate featuring the five principal 2017 presidential candidates the National Front's Marine Le Pen zinged Macron with the night's best…

_____ (2022-05-19). Brooklyn's Maison Jar Is One Of Many New Zero-Waste Grocery Stores. popularresistance.org At Maison Jar — a new grocery store located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in New York City — silos of dry goods line one wall. Dried beans, grains, pasta, nuts, and coffee are beside bins of cooking staples like flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar. A refrigerator on the wall opposite holds industrial-sized jars of olives, racks of eggs, and metal trays of fresh produce, and a freezer is stocked with plastic bins of frozen fruit and vegetables. Prepared snacks like dried mangos, wasabi peas, gummy bears, and chocolate-covered nuts fill glass jugs on the center tables.

_____ (2022-05-19). President Ortega: CELAC Is A Meeting Point For Latin Americans. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega called for strengthening the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) as the most appropriate space for the meeting of the peoples and their governments of the region. | "Our starting point is CELAC. Now we need to strengthen it so that this community has more sovereignty and autonomy," he said during the celebrations for the 127th anniversary of the birth of Augusto Cesar Sandino, the hero of the Nicaraguan struggle against U.S. imperialism. | "CELAC was born with the strength and energy of the revolutionary processes that were multiplying in Lati…

_____ (2022-05-19). How The Construction Industry Preys On Workers Newly Released From Prison. popularresistance.org Bernard Callegari, a member of the Construction and Building Laborers' Local 79 union in New York City, argues that every laborer in his craft jurisdiction deserves to work safely, with dignity and a fair wage. This is why he knew the union needed to take action when its members began to notice that a particular kind of worker was being taken advantage of in the local construction industry. | "We noticed that there was a huge upswing in the workforce that was being used by these body shops, that they were focusing on and targeting the formerly incarcerated as a workforce to be exploited," said Callegari. This con…

4reproductiverights (2022-05-19). Look Who's Marching in Mountain View. indybay.org March starting point was Caltrain Station and ending point was Gateway Park. Time to line the ECR! | Mountain View, CA…

Kelly Hayes (2022-05-19). Are You Preparing for a Post-"Roe" World? truthout.org "We are in truly dire straits right now. We are overwhelmed. We are overrun," says Robin Marty, Communications Director for the West Alabama Women's Center and author of The New Handbook For a Post-Roe America. In this episode of "Movement Memos," Marty and host Kelly Hayes talk about how people can prepare, personally and politically, for the realities of a post-Roe world. | Music by TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | Kelly Hayes: Welcome to "Mo…

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2022-05-18: News Headlines

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). In Video: Large Column Of Russia's BMPT Terminator Spotted On Donbass Front Lines. southfront.org

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). Is Russia To Blame For Global Food Crisis? southfront.org Illustrative Image | Western leaders, headed by U.S. President Joe Biden, claim that Russia's actions in Ukraine have blocked food sources needed for worldwide supplies. In particular, Africa will not be able to survive without Ukrainian grain. | As the threat of a food crisis grows, Europe and the United States are

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-18). United States Bioweapons Developments in Ukraine May Prove a Fatal Mistake. libya360.wordpress.com James ONeill What is now emerging into full view is the development of bio weapons in Ukraine by the Americans. This program has been in existence for a number of years, organised by the leadership of the Democratic Party who in turn benefited from company donations from the principal organisers of the program. These companies…

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-18). U.S., allies may be planning Ukraine proxy war model for Myanmar. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ReutersMay 17, 2022 Myanmar resistance urges West to provide arms for fight against junta The defence chief of Myanmar's shadow government has called for international help to arm its resistance forces fighting the ruling military, requesting support similar to that being given to Ukrainians battling invading Russian troops. The people of Ukraine and Myanmar's anti-government] …

Editor (2022-05-18). The war against food—who is to blame. mronline.org This week President Joseph Biden stopped at an Illinois farm to say he's going to help the Ukraine ship 20 million tonnes of wheat and corn out of storage into export, thereby relieving grain shortages in the international markets and lowering bread prices around the world.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-18). Ukraine, Russia peace negotiations suspended. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Russian and Ukrainian officials have said that negotiations on a solution to the ongoing war have been suspended as the process is mired in a stalemate.

Staff (2022-05-18). 'Global NATO' new plan to increase international crises. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The Ukraine crisis, which its political, security and economic effects have become global, is the most obvious examples that shows detrimental effects of the idea of creating a global NATO.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-18). First minister, SNP leader wants Scotland to be NATO's 33rd member. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Assuming Austria, Bosnia, Cyprus, Georgia, Ireland, Kosovo, Malta, Moldova, Switzerland and Ukraine aren't inducted before Scotland. Associated PressMay 17, 2022 AP Interview: Scottish leader stresses independence, NATO Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said in an interview Tuesday that Europe's crisis over Russia's war in Ukraine only makes Scotland's drive for independence more important, and maintained Scotland …

Contributing Writers (2022-05-18). Video: Pfizer's "Secret" Report on the Covid Vaccine. Beyond Manslaughter. The Evidence is Overwhelming. The Vaccine Should Be Immediately Withdrawn Worldwide/By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Caroline Mailloux. marktaliano.net By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Caroline MaillouxGlobal Research, May 17, 2022 Lux Media and Global Research The following video interview with Prof. Michel Chossudovsky pertains to the Confidential Pfizer Report released as part of a Freedom of Information (FOI) procedure. The report is a bombshell. The vaccine was launched in mid-December 2020. By the end of February 2021, "Pfizer had already …

_____ (2022-05-18). Why is the US Trying to Provoke a Conflict on the Afghanistan—Tajikistan Border? journal-neo.org Ever since the withdrawal of the last US troops from Afghanistan and the fall of the country to the Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation), Washington has been unable to come to terms with the loss of its influence in the region. It is therefore doing all it can to turn the …

Editor2 (2022-05-18). The Black Alliance for Peace Calls on Latin American and Caribbean Nations to Boycott the Summit of the Americas (Statement). orinocotribune.com Mexico's President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador recently announced that he would boycott the Summit unless all countries in the region are invited. Some member states of CARICOM and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, including Antigua and Barbuda and St. Vincent and Grenadines, are also considering not attending the Summit. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, stated that his country "does not believe in the policy of ostracising Cuba and Venezuela." | RELATED CONTEN…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-05-18). Mexico Talks Set to Resume (+Alex Saab). orinocotribune.com With the search for new approaches, a preparatory meeting was held to resume the dialogue between the Venezuelan government and a portion of the opposition in Mexico, also known as the Mexico Talks, reported the president of Venezuela's National Assembly, Jorge Rodríguez. | The deputy shared through his Twitter account a photograph from a meeting held with Gerardo Blyde, the spokesperson designated by the opposition to head the delegation at the negotiating table. | "In my capacity as representative of the delegation of the Venezuelan government for the dialogue processes, I have held a meeting with Gerardo Blyde…

Staff (2022-05-18). Venezuela Confirms US Authorized Oil Corporations to 'Negotiate & Restart Operations'. orinocotribune.com The Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, confirmed this Tuesday, May 17, that the US government authorized US and European oil companies to "negotiate and restart operations" in the South American country, amid a complex package of sanctions imposed by Washington against the Venezuelan people for over a decade. | "The Bolivarian government of Venezuela has verified and confirmed the news published to the effect that the United States of America has authorized US and European oil companies to negotiate and restart operations in Venezuela," Rodríguez wrote via Twitter. | The senior official pointed out tha…

Benay Blend (2022-05-18). 'If Only the Natives Had Stayed Silent': On Responding to Settler Colonialism. orinocotribune.com By Benay Blend &#1 ; May 12, 2022 | In an American History class that I taught at the local community college, a student made a comment that has stayed with me all these years. To paraphrase, he explained that if Native Americans had just accepted their colonized position without fighting back, there would have been no massacres of Indians. | That refusal to recognize the right of the colonized to resist makes its way into contemporary thinking, including the supposedly well-informed. Very often there is no context, no background history to explain why the oppressed resist. Instead, the journalist, academic, or w…

Chris Slee (2022-05-18). Tamils remember massacre, oppose occupation. greenleft.org.au Tamils in Melbourne marked the 2009 Mullivaikkal massacre and demanded an end to the military occupation of Tamil land. Chris Slee reports.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). 959 Ukrainian Militants Surrendered At Azovstal Plant So Far. southfront.org Illustrative Image | On May 18, the Russian Ministry of Defence reported that the militants of the nationalist Azov unit and Ukrainian servicemen blocked at the Azovstal plant continued to surrender. | According to the Russian MoD, 694 militants surrendered over the past day, including 29 wounded. A total of 959 militants have surrendered since May 16, including 80 wounded, of whom 51 who needed urgent treatment were placed in the hospital of Novoazovsk of the Donetsk People's Republic. | On May 17, the Russia…

It's Going Down (2022-05-18). "On Many Fronts": Why One Atlanta Resident Is Fighting to Stop Cop City. itsgoingdown.org On Tuesday, May 17th, Atlanta police, backed by a phalanx of other state and federal law enforcement, including "DeKalb Police, the Georgia State Patrol, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation," invaded the Weelaunee forest, also known as the Atlanta forest. In the face of militant resistance, police cut down trees…

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-18). Global military, defense leaders attending Hawaii conference include army chiefs of 3 ASEAN nations, Mongolia, Australia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Hawaii News NowMay 17, 2022 Military heads from the around the globe gather in Hawaii for defense conference Military service members from around the globe are attending the Association of the U.S. Army's LANPAC Symposium and Expo at the Sheraton Waikiki this week. About 2,000 U.S. and foreign military leaders and defense contractors are there, …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-18). Japan's top military commander to attend NATO military chiefs meeting for first time. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Nikkei AsiaMay 18, 2022 Japan's top uniformed officer to attend 1st NATO military chiefs meetingTokyo ramps up engagement with alliance along with Asia-Pacific partners The highest-ranking uniformed officer in Japan's Self-Defense Forces will attend a NATO Military Chiefs of Defense meeting for the first time Thursday, according to the Ministry of Defense, as Tokyo seeks …

Fight Back (2022-05-18). How frame-ups work: The Antony Gay trial. fightbacknews.org Peoria, IL – The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) brought a dozen activists from Chicago to Peoria, Illinois May 16 for the opening of the federal trial of Anthony Gay. Gay had previously defeated the charges when, in an historic trial, he won a hung jury representing himself. He is facing the same assistant U.S. attorneys and federal judge. | The charge against Gay is that he is a felon and had a firearm. | During the proceedings, Gay pointed out that there is no physical evidence of him having a firearm. There was a pistol found by the Rock Island police in the vicinity where t…

Staff (2022-05-18). Will the US seize Vienna talks last opportunity? en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Following a "last bullet" visit by the European coordinator for the Vienna talks to Iran, a new opportunity was provided for the US to make up its mind.

Staff (2022-05-18). Venezolano Juan Vicente Pérez es el hombre más longevo del mundo con 112 años. cubadebate.cu Un venezolano de 112 años ostenta hoy el récord Guinness como el hombre más viejo del mundo. Juan Vicente Pérez Mora nació en el poblado de El Cobre, en el estado Táchira, el 27 de mayo de 1909. El texto publicado por Guinness World Records refiere que goza de buena salud y posee una memoria excepcional, conserva grandes recuerdos sobre su infancia, su matrimonio.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-18). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 18. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Wednesday, May 18.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-18). Car bomb blast reported in Occupied Lands (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Zionist sources reported on Wednesday morning that a car explosion took place in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-05-18). Iran marks National Day of Omar Khayyam. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Today is considered a significant cultural event for Iranians to commemorate the great Iranian poet, astronomer, writer, and mathematician Omar Khayyam.

Staff (2022-05-18). Now it's up to Iran to demonstrate its seriousness in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — US State Department spokesman Ned Price once again threw the ball into Iran's court, saying that it is now up to Iran to demonstrate its seriousness in Vienna talks.

Staff (2022-05-18). Con Filo: Con la justicia y la razón. cubadebate.cu La maquinaria en torno a las nuevas medidas del gobierno estadounidense en lo que a Cuba concierne, las leyes aprobadas por la Asamblea Nacional, la manipulación respecto a la vigilia y el duelo en Cuba y la pretendida imagen de una "Habana explosiva" tras los lamentables sucesos del hotel Saratoga fueron algunos de los temas que el proograma Con Filo puso sobre la mesa este martes.

Alex Bainbridge (2022-05-18). Will Labor in government abandon the paternalistic cashless welfare card? greenleft.org.au What will happen to the pernicious cashless debit card scheme after the election? Labor has promised to make the scheme voluntary and the Coalition claims not to have a plan to expand it. But can either be trusted? Alex Bainbridge and Vivien Miley report.

Staff (2022-05-18). Presidente de Guatemala tampoco irá a Cumbre de las Américas. cubadebate.cu El presidente de Guatemala anunció este martes que no asistirá a la Cumbre de las Américas que se realizará en Los àÅngeles en junio, mientras mandatarios como los de México y Bolivia han condicionado su presencia en el foro. "No me van a invitar a la cumbre. De todos modos yo mandé a decir que no voy a ir", sostuvo el gobernante.

Staff (2022-05-18). Iraq preparing pipelines to import Iranian gas. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The Ministry of Electricity of Iraq said that it is preparing a pipeline inside the country over the next three days to import Iranian gas.

Staff (2022-05-18). Unión Eléctrica informa sobre afectaciones al servicio. cubadebate.cu En horas de la mañana de hoy, se produjo un error de operación en la subestación de Renté que conllevó a la salida por emergencia de las unidades 3 y 5 de la termoeléctrica Antonio Maceo, de Renté y la afectación total del servicio a las provincias de Santiago de Cuba y Guantánamo. Se investigan las causas de este error de operación.

Matthew Alexander (2022-05-18). Tackling the cost-of-living crisis by increasing it? greenleft.org.au Matthew Alexander explains why the leadership debate about how to address cost-of-living rises and housing affordability is cynical, at best.

Staff (2022-05-18). Cossío: Las medidas anunciadas no son un cambio radical de la política de EE.UU. hacia Cuba (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Sobre el impacto de las recientes medidas anunciadas por el Gobierno de Estados Unidos hacia Cuba y su alcance real, habló en la Mesa Redonda de este martes el viceministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Cuba, Carlos Fernández de Cossío. "Faltan por ver cuáles son las regulaciones mediante las cuales se van a implementar las medidas anunciadas, lo cual puede demorar días o meses", acotó.

Staff (2022-05-18). Contra estigmas y estereotipos, Iguales: Campaña para promover respeto e inclusión en servicios de salud. cubadebate.cu La campaña "Iguales", que sale a la luz en el contexto de celebración del Día Internacional contra la Homofobia, la Transfobia y la Biofobia, es un paso más para lograr una Cuba más inclusiva y comprometida con la igualdad, y que defiende uno de los derechos humanos fundamentales: el derecho la salud y por tanto a la vida.

Staff (2022-05-18). France urges JCPOA parties to finalize Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Saying that the draft agreement on resuming compliance with the JCPOA has been ready for more than two months, the French foreign ministry called on JCPOA parties to make necessary decisions to finalize the nuclear agreement.

Staff (2022-05-18). "Será que se acabó", de Alexander Abreu y Havana D' Primera, Gran Premio Cubadisco 2022. cubadebate.cu El álbum "Será que se acabó", de Alexander Abreu y Havana D' Primera, se alzó con el Gran Premio Cubadisco 2022, además de dos reconocimientos en las categorías de Música bailable y Diseño de Sonido. Este fonograma, coproducción entre los estudios Abdala y la compañía catalana Páfata, contiene canciones que fueron éxitos en los años 80 y 90 del pasado siglo.

Staff (2022-05-18). What Turkey wants from Sweden, Finland in NATO expansion spat. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — As Turkey threatens to block bids to join NATO by Sweden and Finland, three senior Turkish officials spoke about what their government is looking to achieve with the high-stakes brinkmanship.

Staff (2022-05-18). Iran SCOCOEX Conference and Exhibition to be held in July. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The 1st conference and exhibition of economic cooperation opportunities of the member countries, supervisors and "dialogue partners "of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization "SCO "and Iran's neighbors will be held.

Staff (2022-05-18). Japan sounded out on hosting Asian Cup. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The Japan Football Association (JFA) has been informally approached about the possibility of replacing China as hosts of next year's Asian Cup, chairman Kozo Tashima says.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-18). Armed clashes break out between Palestinians, Zionists in WB. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Media sources reported on Wednesday morning that Jenin in the northern West Bank witnessed heavy armed clashes between Zionist forces and Palestinians.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-18). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 18. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Wednesday, May 18.

Shahriar Sheikhlar (2022-05-18). Kurdistan — Britain Ties in New Momentum Driven by Energy Supply. moderndiplomacy.eu One hundred year before, despite world promise for Independent Kurdistan after post world war's Ottoman division, Britain government's decision to divide Kurdistan and merge it in new forming Iraq and Turkey, as well as bloodily suppressing the Kurdish rebel movement by using intense bombardment deprived the Kurds of their right to self-determination, built a historical …

Wei Hongxu (2022-05-18). Complexities and Contradictions Facing China's Regulation of Monetary Policy. moderndiplomacy.eu On April 13, China's State Council Executive Meeting proposed a specific policy aimed at facilitating further easing of the monetary policy. This involves encouraging major banks of the country with higher provision levels to lower their provision rates in an orderly manner, timely use of reserve requirement ratio cut (RRR cut) and other monetary policy …

Doreen Chowdhury (2022-05-18). The Return of Global Inflation: A Threat to Our Interdependent World? moderndiplomacy.eu Soaring commodity price has become a major problem in many countries. When poor people are readjusting their monthly budget to address this price hike, shortage are taking place quite often. Even in Bangladesh, the lines for TCB trucks (subsidized government selling points) are getting bigger and bigger every day. The problem became more severe in …

Newsroom (2022-05-18). How Liquidation Auctions Give Small Businesses a Chance to Compete in Retail. moderndiplomacy.eu Liquidation auctions are a goldmine for small businesses. Many of the small businesses struggle with capital and filling up their stock. Running a small business is not the easiest thing to do in the current market situation. Liquidation auctions are a great marketplace for small businesses where they can register massive profits when it comes …

Newsroom (2022-05-18). Southeast Asian nations need to accelerate their clean energy transitions. moderndiplomacy.eu Southeast Asia's reliance on fossil fuels to meet rising demand for energy is proving to be a significant vulnerability in today's energy crisis. Meeting energy security and emissions goals will require countries in the region to make major efforts to improve energy efficiency, accelerate renewable power generation and switch to low emissions fuels, according to …

WSWS (2022-05-18). SEP candidates for Australian election discuss socialist program on podcast. wsws.org The discussion, which lasted over an hour, covered many topics, including the threat of war, the disastrous consequences the official "let it rip" pandemic policies and the burning need to build a socialist movement of the working class.

WSWS (2022-05-18). In Buffalo, Biden covers up role of Republican Party in promoting fascist "Replacement Theory" wsws.org In the course of his remarks, Biden managed to omit the words "Trump" and "Republican," or name a single Republican official, media outlet or commentator who has promoted the racist and anti-Semitic themes of the "Great Replacement."

WSWS (2022-05-18). Finnish parliament approves proposal to join NATO. wsws.org The same day that Finland and Sweden formally submitted their NATO membership applications, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared it was ending the country's participation in the Council of the Baltic Sea States.

WSWS (2022-05-18). Pay packages for US CEOs hit record for sixth year in a row. wsws.org The median pay package for the CEOs of the biggest US corporations set another record in 2021 of $14.7 million and included an increase of $1 million in cash compensation.

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2022-05-17: News Headlines

Staff (2022-05-17). US conducts hypersonic weapon test. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 17 (MNA) — The United States Air Force says it has conducted a test of a hypersonic weapon, which flew at five times the speed of sound.

Staff (2022-05-17). US Senate backs Ukraine's $40 bn aid package. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 17 (MNA) — A bill on the US $40-billion package of aid for Ukraine has been approved following an initial procedural vote in the US Senate, according to the live broadcast from the upper house of the American Congress.

WSWS (2022-05-17). Baby formula shortage leaves millions in need across United States. wsws.org A shortage of baby formula has been exacerbated by the closing of a major plant in Michigan after it was exposed to have severe health violations.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). Ambassador: Azerbaijan's strategic importance makes it U.S., Pentagon partner in the region. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azeri Press AgencyMay 16, 2022 US ambassador: "Azerbaijan's strategic importance makes it a US partner in the region" US Ambassador Lee Litzenberger attended a presentation ceremony of English language instruction equipment provided by the Department of Defense to the State Customs Committee, the Embassy told APA. The Ambassador, together with deputy chairman of the State …

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). In Video: Ukrainian Nazis Burned Russian Prisoner Alive. southfront.org

Anonymous587 (2022-05-17). Buffalo's Shooting. Another Manifestation Of Nazism In Action. southfront.org Detention of Peyton Gendron | A mass shooting occurred on 5/14/2022 in Buffalo, NY. Ten people were killed, three were wounded. The shooter was broadcasting an online stream of the mass shooting. The shooter is a self-proclaimed supporter of white supremacy, as stated in his manifesto. He used the Black Sun symbol on the front page. The same symbol is used by the Nazi group Azov in Ukraine. He describes in detail what weapons he used, as well as why he carried out the attack and how he intended to carry it out. La…

Contributing Writers (2022-05-17). NEO-NAZIS FROM EUROPE RUSH TO FIGHT IN UKRAINE, FLEE FASTER (VIDEOS)/ By Southfront. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

The Socialist Program (2022-05-17). Mass Killing in Buffalo & the Promotion of Fascist Ideology in the USA. liberationnews.org Brian Becker, Esther Iverem, and Nicole Roussell discuss the racist massacre in Buffalo, New York…

Medea Benjamin (2022-05-17). Biden's Boycott of Cuba Is "A Failure at Regional Diplomacy" mintpressnews.com Rather than bringing the Western Hemisphere together, the Biden administration seems intent on pulling it apart by threatening to exclude three nations that are certainly part of the Americas.

Medea Benjamin (2022-05-17). For Biden's Summit of the Americas, Obama's Handshake With Raúl Castro Shows the Way. commondreams.org The U.S. president should invite all the nations of the region to the summit and shake the hands of every head of state to foster better dialogue and a brighter future for the hemisphere.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On May 17, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Over the past 24 hours, 265 AFU servicemen have laid down arms and surrendered in Azovstal, according to the Russian MOD; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue to the north of Popasnaya; | Russian forces claimed control over Novoselovka-2; | Russian forces entered the village of Novomikhailovka; | Russian forces are advancing in the northern and north-western outskirts of Lyman; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue on the outskirts…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). Overview Of Russian Advance On Donbass Front Lines. southfront.org Russian soldier in Popasna | On the night of May 16-17, explosions were heard in the Petrovsky district of the city of Donetsk, and Russian air defense forces were working in the area. In total, there were about 8 explosions. This situation may be justified by the confident offensive of Russian troops on the Luhansk-Donetsk front line as a whole. | Therefore, it is worth noting some hot spots in eastern Ukraine. At the moment, fighting is going on for the control of Belogorovka and in the Severodonetsk region in the Luha…

Ann Brown (2022-05-17). Russia To America: We Will Only Trade WNBA Star Brittney Griner For Arms Trafficker Victor 'Merchant Of Death' Bout. moguldom.com Women's National Basketball Association star Brittney Griner was arrested in Russia days before the invasion of Ukraine and Russian media are reporting that she could be brought home in a prisoner swap with a notorious arms dealer known as the "Merchant of Death." A two-time Olympic gold medalist, Griner has been held in Russia since …

Editor2 (2022-05-17). Whether the World Supports NATO War Against Russia? orinocotribune.com By Vyacheslav Tetekin &#1 ; Apr 11, 2022 | The Western press actively imposes on the international community the idea that allegedly the whole world stands for tough measures against Russia in connection with its military operation in Ukraine. This is not surprising. Major American and European TV companies and newspapers have long become weapons of the US and the EU information war against their geopolitical rivals. The same as aircraft carriers and Marines. The "world press" is a cheaper, but no less destructive weapon than aircraft carriers. So there is no faith in these "zealots of democratic values". In part…

Editor (2022-05-17). $40 Billion more for the Ukraine war: a wakeup call for those who still believe in lesser-evilism. mronline.org The U.S. House of Representatives just approved another massive military "aid" package for the Ukraine War.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). Borrell: EU defense chiefs to approve another half billion Euros to arm Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Interfax-UkraineMay 17, 2022 EU defense ministers to approve another EUR 0 mln for arming Ukraine &#1 ; Borrell The Council of Ministers of Defense of the European Union at a meeting of the Council for Foreign Affairs, which is taking place on Tuesday in Brussels, will approve a proposal to allocate another EUR 0 million to …

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). Did CIA Train Ukrainian Torturers? southfront.org Click to see full-size imageJournalist reports similarities between Ukrainian and American torture techniques. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, researcher in Social Sciences at the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; geopolitical consultant. | Western media accuse Russia of perpetrating war crimes in Ukraine and committing human rights violations against civilians and prisoners. However, these same agencies are absolutely silent in the face of the evident practices of torture by Kiev's agents against their enemies…

Contributing Writers (2022-05-17). Why are they hiding this about Ukraine? / Redacted with Natalie and Clayton Morris. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

WSWS (2022-05-17). Turkey threatens veto as Finland, Sweden to join NATO against Russia. wsws.org Amid the US-led war against Russia in Ukraine, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has indicated his opposition to moves by Finland and Sweden to join NATO.

Deb Sawyer (2022-05-17). Steps to Encourage Peace in Ukraine. commondreams.org This war could devolve into a nuclear war which could destroy civilization.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). NATO must immediately provide Ukraine with artillery: British FS. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com UkrinformMay 15, 2022 NATO countries must immediately provide Ukraine with artillery &#1 ; Truss NATO countries have agreed to continue to support Ukraine to help it contain Russia. UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said this in Berlin on Sunday, Ukrinform reports, citing the BBC. "Putin must face a sustained defeat in Ukraine….Allies must support Ukraine's move …

Nan Levinson (2022-05-17). Ukraine and the Anti-War Dilemma. commondreams.org The significance of Ukraine's struggle certainly doesn't lie in educating Americans, but perhaps it is finally making us reckon with the costs of war, as we've needed to do for so long.

Larkin HD. (2022-05-17). Ukraine War Could Push an Additional 47 Million Into Acute Hunger. jamanetwork.com Food and fuel supply disruptions due to the war in Ukraine could put as many as 47 million more people worldwide at risk of malnutrition and starvation, according to an analysis by the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP). This translates into 323 million acutely food insecure people in 81 countries this year.

amarynth (2022-05-17). Gonzalo Lira: The Pentagon Says: Russia No—But China Yes. thesaker.is

Andrew Korybko (2022-05-17). Next Month's Summit of the Americas is Shaping Up to Show How Isolated the US Has Become. orinocotribune.com By Andrew Korybko &#1 ; May 12, 2022 | By continuing to become an increasingly independent pole of influence amidst the global systemic transition to multipolarity, the Latin American countries literally contribute to changing the world for the better. They show how isolated the US is from the Global South, which discredits its propagandistic innuendo to have returned to its former superpower status in recent months. | US observers are becoming increasingly worried that next month's Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles is about to be one of the Biden Administration's worst-ever foreign policy embarrassments foll…

Staff (2022-05-17). Taliban says not consider US as enemy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 17 (MNA) — Afghanistan's acting Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani has said that they want friendly relations with the United States as per the diplomatic norms and values being practiced by the international community.

Benjamin Norton (2022-05-17). Canada: Complaining about gas prices only helps Putin and China. multipolarista.com Canada's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland claimed in Parliament that complaining about high gas prices is "doing Vladimir Putin's work for him." She blamed inflation on Russia and "China's zero Covid policy."

WSWS (2022-05-17). In the face of continuing COVID pandemic: Dangerous "science experiment" being carried out on music fans, musicians by industry officials. wsws.org The central and overwhelming responsibility for the present state of unpreparedness lies with the government, media and corporate elite, who are engineering the "return to normal" for their own selfish economic and political reasons.

Matt Sedlar (2022-05-17). "Examining the Gendered and Other Impacts of IMF Surcharges" Event Transcript. cepr.net "Examining the Gendered and Other Impacts of IMF Surcharges" explored the extent to which the IMF's surcharge policy is consistent with its stated commitment to gender equality and a greener, smarter, and fairer COVID-19 recovery.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-05-17). Video: Pfizer's "Secret" Report on the Covid Vaccine. Beyond Manslaughter. The Evidence is Overwhelming. The Vaccine Should Be Immediately Withdrawn Worldwide. globalresearch.ca The following video interview with Prof. Michel Chossudovsky pertains to the Confidential Pfizer Report released as part of a Freedom of Information (FOI) procedure. | The report is a bombshell. The vaccine was launched in mid-December 2020. By the end of …

Staff (2022-05-17). Cuba reporta 46 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 110 altas médicas. cubadebate.cu Al cierre de este lunes 16 de mayo, Cuba reportó 46 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 110 altas médicas. Actualmente hay 404 casos activos, informó el Ministerio de Salud Pública (Minsap) en su parte diario este martes.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-17). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: National Nurses Week. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At Mayo Clinic, the Department of Nursing consists of over 22,000 people, including nurses, patient care assistants, patient care technicians and social workers. Like many health care professionals, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a stressful and challenging time for those in the department. "Throughout the pandemic, our nurses have continued to be there for their patients," says Ryannon Frederick, Mayo Clinic's chief nursing officer. "Our patient satisfaction actually increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. And that's…

ecns.cn (2022-05-17). All 16 Shanghai districts record zero-COVID community transmissions. ecns.cn All 16 Shanghai districts have recorded zero COVID-19 community transmissions outside quarantine areas, said Zhao Dandan, deputy director of Shanghai Health Commission at a press conference Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2022-05-17). Health experts back China's COVID-19 control policy. ecns.cn Two Chinese health experts have expressed confidence in China's epidemic prevention and control policy, saying that the country will win the battle against COVID-19 with continuous efforts.

Bezerra M. (2022-05-17). Rapid Antigen Tests for SARS-CoV-2. jamanetwork.com To the Editor In the recent study using data from a large COVID-19 rapid testing program that took place in working environments across Canada, the authors reported a low incidence of false-positive test results (0.05%) with rapid antigen testing, which is in accordance with previous smaller cohorts. These findings support the use of the antigen tests for screening asymptomatic individuals as an important tool to mitigate viral spread in work communities, without overwhelming polymerase chain reaction (PCR)—based diagnostic laboratories.

Rubin R. (2022-05-17). First Breathalyzer Test to Diagnose COVID-19. jamanetwork.com The first test that uses breath samples to diagnose COVID-19 recently received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA.

Jesse Jackson (2022-05-17). Buffalo Shows We Must Confront the Right's Racist Propaganda. commondreams.org The state will hold the Buffalo shooting suspect accountable for this act of terror. The politicians and propagandists propagating the lies and the hate surely won't consider themselves responsible.

Binoy Kampmark (2022-05-17). The British Art of Black Propaganda. dissidentvoice.org Never underestimate the potency, and deceptive malice, of the British political mind. In responding to the threat posed by Imperial Germany during the First World War, the British propaganda campaign made much of the atrocity tale, the nun raping German and the baby bayoneting Hun. The effectiveness of the campaign was so impressive it sowed …

Editor (2022-05-17). Ralph Nader: The New Corporate Dictators. scheerpost.com Consider the sheer unchallenged power of people like Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook (Meta). [ By Ralph Nader | Ever since the heads of East India Trading Company (1600) and Hudson Bay Company (1670), were incorporated by English Royal charters, there have been corporate dictators. Their range and actions, have varied widely however. Today's new corporate dictators shatter past restraints. | John D. Rockefeller ruled the Standard Oil Company monopoly until the trust busters from Washington broke up its giant price-fixing an…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). Evacuation Of Ukrainian Fighters From Azovstal Continues. No Promises Of Their Exchange (Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 17, the Russian Ministry of Defence confirmed that the surrender of the militants of the nationalist Azov regiment and Ukrainian servicemen, who were blocked at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol began. Over the past day, 265 militants have laid down their arms and surrendered, including 51 seriously wounded. All those in need of medical care were sent for treatment to the hospital in Novoazovsk, Donetsk People's Republic. The other were transferred to the village of Elenovka in the…

Liberation Staff (2022-05-17). Thousands in the streets for 'Bans Off Our Bodies' rallies in hundreds of cities. liberationnews.org Many participants were angered by how the Democrats are using the issue of abortion as a political bargaining chip to fundraise and bring out voters for the midterm elections.

Trevor Rindler (2022-05-17). Rallying nurses: For Ohio health care, the time is now. liberationnews.org On May 12, approximately 300 demonstrators converged on the Ohio Statehouse for a rally in solidarity with nurses.

Kade Crockford (2022-05-17). Impending Threat of Abortion Criminalization Brings New Urgency to the Fight for Digital Privacy. aclu.org As the shockwaves from the bombshell publication of a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade continue to reverberate, questions and fears about our digital privacy and what comes next

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). Military Situation In Syria On May 17, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 17, the Russian Ministry of Defence recorded no hostilities and ceasefire violations in Idlib region in the past 24 hours; | On May 17, an SAA security officer was killed by an IED attack in the city of Daraa; | On May 17, Turkish drones targeted a house in the city of Tal Rafaat; | On May 16, the Russian Military Police and Turkish forces conducted a joint patrol in the eastern countryside of the city of Ain al-Arab; | On May 16, the US al-Shaddadi base reportedly…

Anonymous765 (2022-05-17). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — May 17, 2022. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air w…

Editor (2022-05-17). The Media was the Most Powerful Player in the Popular Rebellion. scheerpost.com By Shireen Abu Akleh / This text was written by Shireen Abu Akleh in 2016 for Majallat al-Dirasat al-Filastiniyyah. In it, she discusses the role of media coverage in Palestinian uprisings, specifically the "Popular Rebellion" of late 2015 and early 2016, which began as a response to Israeli raids on the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. The article discusses the complex ways in which news media and social media interact with Palestinian resistance and opposition to the occupation. The Institute for Palesti…

Staff (2022-05-17). July 8 2022: Ghassan lives, Palestine lives! Call to Organize for the th Anniversary of the Assassination of Ghassan Kanafani. samidoun.net "The Palestinian cause is not a cause for Palestinians only, but a cause for every revolutionary, wherever he is, as a cause of the exploited and oppressed masses in our era." &#1 ; Ghassan Kanafani A statement from Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network and the Palestinian Youth Movement 8 July 2022 will mark the th anniversary …

Staff (2022-05-17). Nakba Day: Berlin defies repression! samidoun.net The following statement was issued by the coalition of organizations resisting German state repression in Berlin targeting Palestinian organizing, specifically the ban on demonstrations commemorating the Nakba, the catastrophe of the Palestinian people that has been ongoing for the past 74 years, from 13 to 15 May. Near multiple spontaneous actions for Palestine — or …

Caitlin A. Johnstone (2022-05-17). Pentagon-funded Think Tank simulates war with China on NBC. mronline.org NBC's 'Meet the Press' just aired an absolutely freakish segment in which the influential narrative management firm Center for a New American Security (CNAS) ran war games simulating a direct US hot war with China.

Editor (2022-05-17). Controversy and contradictions ahead of the 9th Summit of the Americas. mronline.org The controversy began when U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Brian Nichols, made a statement on Colombian television channel NTN24 earlier in the month, saying that Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela were not welcome at the Summit, since these countries "do not adhere to the Democratic Charter of the Americas."

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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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