2022-05-15: News Headlines

Kit Klarenberg (2022-05-15). Operation Surprise: leaked emails expose secret intelligence coup to install Boris Johnson. thegrayzone.com Leaked emails reviewed by The Grayzone reveal possibly criminal plot by pro-Leave elites to sabotage Theresa May's Brexit deal, infiltrate government, spy on campaign groups, and replace May with Boris Johnson. Intelligence cabal infiltrated UK civil service thanks to "centrally placed mole" Ex-MI6 chief Richard Dearlove pitched espionage operations targeting civil service and campaign groups Fake Democratic Party fronts run by CIA veterans were proposed to infiltrate pro-Remain groups Cabal sought to spy on and disrupt Prime Minister's top Brexit …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-15). West's Support for Extremism "Blows Back" in New York Shooting. libya360.wordpress.com The tragic mass shooting in Buffalo New York was carried out by an extremist with an ideology stemming from modern-dayNAZlSM practices most openly in Ukraine. Just as Western support for extremists in Syria blew back in the form of global terrorism, its support for |\|AZlS in Ukraine is emboldening and encouraging their toxic ideology worldwide….

Staff (2022-05-15). Finland formally confirms intention to join NATO. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Finland has formally confirmed it intends to join NATO, abandoning decades of military non-alignment in a historic decision amid the Ukraine war.

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 …

Anonymous103 (2022-05-15). Ukraine's Spending On War And Difficult Situation On Front Lines. southfront.org

Staff (2022-05-15). Crisis in Ukraine and Iran national interests. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Iran's power will increase through regional cooperation and comprehensive relations with countries that are linguistically, racially, religiously, culturally, geographically and civilly linked to Iran.

Alfred de Zayas (2022-05-15). Arnold August is Right in Blowing the Whistle on the Menace to Academic Freedom in Canadian and US Universities. orinocotribune.com By Alfred de Zayas &#1 ; May 12, 2022 | Review by Alfred de Zayas of the article by Arnold August: "Ukraine-Russia: Sanctions against a 'pro-Russian' professor from the University of Montreal, or freedom of speech?" | Arnold August is right in blowing the whistle on the menace to academic freedom and the ethos of independent research posed by pressures of political correctness and the spread of "cancel culture". This development constitutes moral bankruptcy in any country that considers itself "democratic", and a fortiori a disgrace in the academic profession. The case of Professor Michael Carley of the Universit…

Nolan Higdon (2022-05-15). Teaching Media Literacy Is the Only Real Answer to Fake News. zcomm.org Censorship is an ineffective solution that only complicates the threats posed by fake news…

Othering, Belonging Institute UC Berkeley (2022-05-15). Monday 5/16: Community Policing Uncovered: Surveillance, Displacement & Counterinsurgency in Our Cities. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Wellbeing Blueprint (2022-05-15). Tuesday 5/17: Power of the Native Vote: Mobilizing Indigenous Communities to Advance Structural Change. indybay.org Online event…

_____ (2022-05-15). Marcos Family Returns To Power In The Philippines. popularresistance.org 36 years after a popular revolution overthrew the regime of Ferdinand Marcos, the Philippines on May 9 elected the former dictator's son to the presidency. According to the partial vote count released by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) at 98% reporting, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, also known as Bongbong Marcos, is set to win the presidency by securing around 60% of the popular votes counted so far. | Bongbong's running mate Sara Duterte, daughter of outgoing president Rodrigo Duterte, also won the vice-president's post with over 61% of the popular votes in total. The marathon round of elections had a turnout of ov…

_____ (2022-05-15). 'Corporal Punishment Is Violence': Black Communities Vow To Ban School Paddling. popularresistance.org Today, as the founder and director of Activists with a Purpose Plus, based in Grenada, Freelon-Foster advocates for students at school disciplinary hearings. She also served as mayor of Grenada in 2004 and 2005. To her, the beatings and disproportionate use of force against Black children like Kiorey, even today, is a continuation of the historical racial violence that has been perpetrated against Blacks starting in the days of slavery. "For me, corporal punishment is violence," she said. "How can corporal punishment be thought of as reasonable?" | Freelon-Foster counseled Ringo and her family on their options in…

_____ (2022-05-15). Atlanta Fights To Save Its Forest. popularresistance.org A harsh chorus of chants and drums erupted in the late afternoon silence of the upscale Atlanta suburb of Kennesaw, Georgia, Monday, punctuated by the pops of fireworks and the barks of dogs. A group of 30-40 protestors chanting "Stop Cop City!" converged on the home of Shepherd Long, Principal of Long Engineering, an engineering firm subcontracted to do surveying and other pre-construction work on the Atlanta Police Foundation's Public Safety Training Center, currently scheduled to open in late 2023.

_____ (2022-05-15). Power, Wages, And Inequality. popularresistance.org On March 7, 2022, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued a report titled, "The State of Labor Market Competition." It is not what one might expect from the U.S. government. It is apparent that something is unusual when the first chapter is "Theories of Labor Market Power," and the word "power" appears 15 times in the executive summary, 12 times in the introduction, and too many times to count in the body of the report. Power, after all, is generally absent from mainstream myths of how labor markets work. | The basic message of the report is that: "…The American labor market is characterized by high levels o…

_____ (2022-05-15). The World's Future Hangs In The Balance; Erdogan Will Decide. popularresistance.org This key decision, upon which the world's future now depends, will be between a continuing erosion of the significance of international law (which laws come from the U.N. and its agencies) and a proportionate increase in what the U.S. Government calls "the rules-based international order," in which America's Government increasingly controls (and even sets) those "rules" that will replace international laws; versus a future in which what erodes will instead be the U.S. Government's international power to control the world in its own (billionaires') favor, and, so a future that correspondingly benefits the global p…

Abdul Rahman (2022-05-15). The Nakba never ended, and Palestinian resistance hasn't either. peoplesdispatch.org A few days before Palestinians were set to commemorate the 74th anniversary of their forceful displacement from their ancestral lands, known as the Nakba or catastrophe, the Israeli Supreme Court rejected a 23-year-old petition by the residents of Masafer Yatta in the occupied southern West Bank and allowed the Israeli military to demolish hundreds of their houses arguing that they are in "firing range". The incident is part of a systemic policy of the Israeli state to grab more and more Palestinian lands and force the Indigenous Palestinians to live as a refugees in their own country. This everyday Nakba, howeve…

Tanya Wadhwa (2022-05-15). No end in sight for Ecuador's prison crisis. peoplesdispatch.org A riot took place in Ecuador's Bellavista prison following the latest massacre of 44 inmates on Monday May 9. Human rights organizations have called on the government to address structural problems facing the penitentiary system…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-15). Colombia decriminalizes medically assisted suicide for critically ill patients. peoplesdispatch.org With the decision, Colombia becomes the first and only country in the Latin America and the Caribbean region to have decriminalized both euthanasia and medically assisted suicide…

Rogelio Mayta (2022-05-15). Why "Bolivia is the center of the world" for people's movements. peoplesdispatch.org Bolivia is the center of the world, as is North Dakota or Chiapas, or the poor neighborhoods of Caracas. We have fought to defend life itself, to nourish it, and to watch it grow with dignity.

Jeremy Corbyn (2022-05-15). Jeremy Corbyn: It's not enough to resist—we have to build, too. peoplesdispatch.org In April, the UN's climate scientists South Asia is now into its third month of extr…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-15). Mayor of Medellin removed from office in Colombia. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands have been mobilizing in the Colombian city of Medellin against a recent suspension of the mayor Daniel Quintero by the Inspector General's office. His position was revoked for his alleged political participation in the upcoming presidential elections.

Derrick Crowe (2022-05-15). People's Action: White Nationalist Mass Shooting in Buffalo, N.Y., is Pure Example of Evil. peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action released the following statement in response to the horrific mass murder in Buffalo, New York, perpetrated by a white nationalist. "We are horrified, heartbroken, and enraged at the news of the vicious attack on our neighbors and loved ones in Buffalo, New York. This racist attack is a pure example of evil. …

Misión Verdad (2022-05-15). Controversy and Contradictions Ahead of the 9th Summit of the Americas. orinocotribune.com By Misión Verdad — May 14, 2022 | The Train Wreck | The controversy began when US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Brian Nichols, made a

scorinoco (2022-05-15). Israel Troops Aimed to Kill: Slain Palestinian Journalist's Colleague Recounts Murder. orinocotribune.com A Palestinian journalist who was with Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh on the day she was shot dead by Israeli regime forces, has recounted how the crime was committed, describing the shooting as a "deliberate attempt" to kill the journalists. | Shatha Hanaysha, an eyewitness to the shootings, described the events surrounding the cold-blooded murder of veteran Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday. "It was an Israeli sniper" that shot at them, she told Middle East Eye news. | At the time of the murder, Abu Akleh and Hanaysha, together with a group of journalists…

Staff (2022-05-15). Orinoco Tribune 3.5 Anniversary Celebration & Fundraising Campaign. orinocotribune.com Caracas, May 11, 2022 ( Every May our team evaluates how the website is bench-marking in comparison with well-established leftist and anti-imperialist news outlets around the world, as well as with Venezuelan local news outlets and other more mainstream liberal outlets. | This year was not an exception and we again achieved amazing performance, especially taking into consideration that Orinoco Tribune is 100…

Staff (2022-05-15). Orinoco Tribune Becomes an Alliance for Global Justice Fiscal Sponsorship Project. orinocotribune.com Caracas, May 14, 2022 ( Orinoco Tribune, like many independent n…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-15). Justin Trudeau Wants Freedoms for Ukrainians that He Won't Allow Canadians to Enjoy. libya360.wordpress.com Rachel Marsden Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a surprise visit to Kiev this week. Given that the threat level in the city has been reduced to the point where U2's Bono can now play an impromptu concert, the real surprise is that Trudeau was photographed without his face mask, which has been nearly omnipresent…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-15). Libya Suffers a Permanent Humanitarian Catastrophe Under the Dictate of US Interests. libya360.wordpress.com Vladimir Odintsov During the era of Muammar Gaddafi's Libyan Jamahiriya, the country was openly admired by many countries in the region for the well-being and living conditions of Libyans, perhaps with the exception of the Gulf States. And this was justified, among other things, by the fact that there was free medicine, free education, and…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-05-15). America has Been on a "Hot War Footing"against Russia since 2014. globalresearch.ca Global security is at stake. This historic vote –which potentially could affect the lives of hundreds of millions of people Worldwide– has received virtually no media coverage. A total media blackout prevails.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-05-15). When Terrorism becomes Counter-terrorism: The State Sponsors of Terrorism are "Going After the Terrorists" globalresearch.ca A complex network of Al Qaeda affiliated terrorist organizations overseen by US and allied intelligence agencies has unfolded, extending across the Middle East, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, Western China, South and South East Asia.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). All ready for quick Finland, Sweden membership in NATO. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — NATO's Deputy Secretary-General Mircea Geoana and the German foreign minister have said that the military alliance will quickly admit Finland and Sweden membership despite Turkey's objections.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). Okinawa marks years of end to US rule amid protests. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Protesters in Japan's Okinawa urged Japan's central government to do more to reduce US military presence there as the island group marked the th anniversary of its return to Japan after 27 years of American rule.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). Turkey, Iraq ask for increase in imported gas from Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — The chairman of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) has said that negotiations are underway to extend the gas export contract to Turkey and Iraq, while the two countries have requested an increase in gas exports.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). Remaining out of FATF has not blocked Iran's trade relations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Ali Salehabadi says Iran's non-accession to the FATF has not hindered the country's trading relations with other countries, adding that Iran's foreign currency reserves have increased.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). Paykan beats Japanese team at Asian Club Volleyball C'ships. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Paykan of Iran came from a set down to beat Japanese giants Suntory Sunbirds 3-1 (22-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-21) in Pool A of the 2022 Asian Men's Club Volleyball Championship at Azadi Hall here on Sunday.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). Hezbollah to accept election result whoever wins. en.mehrnews.com Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem cast on Sunday his vote ballot at a polling center in Beirut's Al-Bashoura area.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). Sweden's ruling party backs NATO membership bid. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Sweden's ruling Social Democrats backed the country joining NATOafter Finland confirmed that it would apply for NATO membership.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). NATO to keep anti-Russian sanctions for as long as necessary. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — All NATO member states are committed to keep the anti-Russian sanctions in place for as long as is necessary, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). Iran-China parl. friendship group holds symposium with FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — The chairman and members of the Iran-China Parliamentary Friendship Group held a symposium with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Sunday afternoon.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-15). Taliban invites Ashraf Ghani to attend Afghan assembly. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Taliban had invited former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to attend the Afghan assembly, the Taliban's envoy to Moscow said.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-15). Nangarhar explosion leaves one dead, three injured. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — A blast in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan has killed one civilian and injured six others, local sources said.

Staff (2022-05-15). Yemen to strongly respond if Saudis aggression continues. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — A member of Yemen's Ansarullah political bureau told news sources that the Yemeni armed forces have developed a strategic weapon that could be used against Saudi Arabia if the aggression continues.

Staff (2022-05-15). VIDEO: Harvesting viper's-bugloss in N Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Viper's bugloss is one of the medicinal herbs commonly used in Iran. Villagers in the northern county of Astara, Guilan province, start reaping the herb in mid-spring.

Staff (2022-05-15). Khatibzadeh signs memorial notebook of martyr Abu Akleh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh signed the memorial notebook of the Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh at the country's embassy in Tehran.

Staff (2022-05-15). UK FM Liz Truss urges formation of global NATO. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — British Foreign Minister Liz Truss urged the formation of a global NATO to watch out for India Pacific security.

Staff (2022-05-15). Car bomb blast in Yemen's Aden leaves several injured. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — News sources reported that the blast took place in Aden city in the south of Yemen and left several people injured.

Staff (2022-05-15). Abu Akleh assassination perpetrators must be punished. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Iranian Judiciary's Human Rights Council has condemned the assassination of the Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, stressing the Israeli regime must be held to account for the crime by the international community.

Staff (2022-05-15). Iranian trade delegation to visit Oman soon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — An Iranian trade delegation will travel to Oman ahead of President Raeisi's visit to the country.

Staff (2022-05-15). Nasrallah family voted in Lebanese elections. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Photos show that the father and son of Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hasan Nasrallah cast their ballot in Lebanon's parliamentary elections on Sunday.

Staff (2022-05-15). Human rights become political means for intl. powers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson said Sunday that Human rights have become a political means due to the approach of the powers on the international stage.

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2022-05-14: News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2022-05-13: News Headlines

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (2022-05-13). WAFA: "Israeli police attacks funeral convoy of iconic Al Jazeera journalist" imemc.org JERUSALEM, Friday, May 13, 2022 (WAFA) — Israeli police today attacked the funeral convoy of slain veteran Al Jazeera journalist as Palestinian mourners carried the journalist's coffin on their way to the church. A sizable Israeli police force cordoned off Saint Joseph Hospital, where the body of Shireen Abu Akleh is kept, setting up barricades …

____ (2022-05-13). Finland's decision to join NATO marks major escalation of US-led drive to war with Russia. wsws.org The decision, which brings to an end more than seven decades of formal Finnish neutrality, marks a massive escalation in the drive by American and European imperialism towards all-out war with Russia.

____ (2022-05-13). Biden marks 1 million US COVID deaths by preparing for the next million. wsws.org US President Joe Biden finally acknowledged Thursday that over 1 million Americans have now died from COVID-19, issuing a perfunctory written statement and a pre-recorded video characterized by indifference to the lives of those lost and their loved ones still mourning.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-13). Dan Kovalik on the Importance of Independent Journalists like Eva Bartlett. marktaliano.net READ MORE: Here's What I Found at the Reported 'Mass Grave' Near Mariupol — Global ResearchGlobal Research — Centre for Research on Globalization Taylor Hudak on Western Suppression of Truth on Ukraine — Mark Taliano…

Ben Norton (2022-05-13). Argentina Will Attend BRICS Summits, at China's Invitation, in Step Toward 'Formal Entry'. orinocotribune.com By Benjamin Norton — May 8, 2022 | China invited Argentina to attend the 2022 summits of the BRICS economic bloc of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Argentina's ambassador says it's a step toward "formal entry" to the grouping, an alternative to the US-dominated financial system. | China has invited Argentina to attend the 2022 The BRICS was founded as an alternative to the U…

Margaret Kimberley (2022-05-13). Obama and Liberals killed abortion rights. mronline.org On May 2, 2022, a memo written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was leaked to Politico.com. Alito made clear that the court with a 6 to 3 conservative majority intends to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision which made abortion legal in the United States.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-13). Is It Coincidence That Some CIA Torture Techniques are so Popular With Ukrainian Neo-Nazis? libya360.wordpress.com Ekaterina Blinova Dutch journalist Sonja van den Ende in Donbass © Photo : Sonja van den Ende While the US rushed to vilify Russia's latest UN Security Council Arria-Formula summit on Kiev's human rights violations, one might wonder as to why Ukrainian neo-Nazi torture sites have so much in common with CIA secret prisons, says…

Vijay Prashad (2022-05-13). In a world of great disorder and extravagant lies, we look for compassion: The Nineteenth Newsletter (2022). mronline.org These are deeply upsetting times. The COVID-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), and to galvanise new faith in public action.

Editor2 (2022-05-13). Russia and the Ukraine Crisis: The Eurasian Project in Conflict with the Triad Imperialist Policies. orinocotribune.com By Samir Amin — May 7, 2022 | We wanted to draw readers attention to this piece by Samir Amin, which was written at the time of the Maidan Coup in 2014. —Eds. | 1. The current global stage is dominated by the attempt of historical centers of imperialism (the U.S., Western and Central Europe, Japan—hereafter called "the Triad") to maintain their exclusive control over the planet through a combination of: | a) so-called neo-liberal economic globalization policies allowing financial transnational capital of the Triad to decide alone on all issues in their exclusive interests; | b) the military contr…

Editor (2022-05-13). The great acquiescence — Glory to Ukraine. mronline.org Americans don't merely acquiesce to the imperium's wars, interventions, collective punishments and assorted other deprivations. They actively embrace them.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-13). The Race to Break the Russia-China Alliance and the 'Ukraine of the Asia Pacific'. libya360.wordpress.com Matthew Ehret There is a window of opportunity open for the west to recognize the total failure of the unipolar model before the point of no return has passed. It has become commonplace western media and armadas of geopolitical think tankers to paint today's Russia-China alliance as a matter of either "momentary convenience", or as…

Anand Naidoo (2022-05-13). The Heat: Finland moves to join NATO. america.cgtn.com Finland formally announces its intentions to join NATO. We'll have reaction from the Kremlin, as the ground fighting intensifies in Eastern Ukraine.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-13). Ukraine claims struck Russian naval ship in Black Sea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — A spokesman for the Ukrainian military in the southwestern Odesa region said on May 12 that a strike by Ukrainian naval forces damaged a Russian logistics ship in the Black Sea.

____ (2022-05-13). Meeting in Germany: Japan, Ukraine FM pledge to "hold Russia accountable" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kyodo NewsMay 13, 2022 Japan, Ukraine top diplomats agree to keep strong sanctions on Russia The foreign ministers of Japan and Ukraine agreed Friday that the international community should remain united in maintaining strong sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, now in its third month with the war showing no signs of easing. …

____ (2022-05-13). U.S., Ukrainian defense chiefs discuss more war assistance. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com UkrinformMay 13, 2022 Pentagon chief, Reznikov discuss further security assistance to Ukraine U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin had a telephone conversation with Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov. The parties discussed further security assistance to Ukraine. "Today, I had another phone call with my Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov. We discussed the situation in …

_____ (2022-05-13). Uzbekistan's Active Steps in Dialogue with the Kabul Authorities. journal-neo.org After the Taliban (banned in the Russian Federation) seized power in Afghanistan, many questions arose about the format and direction of future engagement with the terrorist movement. The tumultuous events in that country, against the background of the urgent withdrawal of US troops and the departure of the bankrupt "civilizers" with their mission, have once …

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2022-05-13). Julie Hollar on Roe Reversal, Tesnim Zekeria on Baby Formula Shortage. fair.org Washington Post ( This week on CounterSpin: Corporate news media want you to be alarmed about an "extraordinary breach" of privacy. It's the privacy of the institution of the Supreme Court which, one CBS expert told viewers, had been dealt a "body blow" by the leak of a ruling overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision allowing the right to terminate a pregnancy to remain between the pregnant person and their doctor. And corporate media are in high dudgeon about protecting people from invasions of their r…

Editor (2022-05-13). Economist Michael Hudson on decline of dollar, sanctions war, imperialism, financial parasitism. mronline.org Economist Michael Hudson discusses the decline of the U.S. dollar, the sanctions war on Russia, his concept of "free-trade imperialism," and financial parasitism.

Animal Liberation Press Office (2022-05-13). Now For Some Good News: Animal Abusers Feeling the Heat. indybay.org Below are some selected news stories from the last 16 months; no claims by activists for any of these fires have been received as of yet by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office.

Birgit Naujeck, Roland Rottenfusser (2022-05-13). The modeling of the human and Final victory of materialism. indybay.org Birgit Naujeck, born in 1963, did not grow up in the GDR (east Germany), but was socialized by it. .. From her opposition to technocracy, she clearly opposes 5G, transhumanism, any eugenics, and the disembodiment of our language, which leads to the rewriting of history and gender. The Final victory of materialism coincides with its implosion!

Food Recovery Network (2022-05-13). Tuesday 5/17: Intersectional Practices: Ways We Can Ensure Our Economic Security w/ Food Recovery Ntwk. indybay.org Online event…

Green Party (2022-05-13). Green Party endorsements, and also the "Green Voter Guide" indybay.org The complete 12-page GREEN VOTER GUIDE with its analyses is ONLINE at: http: //acgreens.wordpress.com/voter-guides (Please click on the letters "PDF" — or use this direct link: acgreens.files.wordpress.com/2022/05/gpac-vg-06-22-web-1.pdf ).

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-05-13). Protest to Save Abortion and Investigate SCOTUS Justices at Nancy Pelosi's House. indybay.org Speaker of the House Pelosi blasted for supporting anti abortion politician…

local volunteers (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Fairfax: Bans Off Our Bodies! Sidewalk Protest Rally. indybay.org Fairfax Parkade, 1942 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930…

Local volunteers (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Petaluma: Bans Off Our Bodies: Rally for Reproductive Rigths. indybay.org Walnut Park, Petaluma Boulevard South & D Street, Petaluma, CA 94952…

Martin Rizzo-Martinez & Daniel Stonebloom (2022-05-13). Challenging Colonialism s01e04 Indian Boarding Schools: Colonialism through Education. indybay.org This episode of Challenging Colonialism examines the history of the Indian Boarding Schools that impacted thousands of Indigenous Californian children, specifically focusing on Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, Stewart Indian School in Reno, and Saint Boniface Indian School in Banning. Duration: 1 hr 1 min 30 sec…

Mills Rebel Alliance (2022-05-13). Wednesday 5/18: The Unmaking of Mills College. indybay.org

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2022-05-13). Saturday 6/4: Queer Trans Asian Pride — A Community Gathering. indybay.org Oakland Asian Cultural Center…

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Bans Off Our Bodies! Virtual Action Rally for Reproductive Freedom. indybay.org Virtual action rally for reproductive freedom & abortion rights…

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: San Jose: Bans Off Our Bodies! Rally for Reproductive Freedom. indybay.org Plaza of San Jose City Hall, 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA, 95113…

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Oakland: Bans Off Our Bodies! Protest for Reproductive Justice. indybay.org Lake Merritt Amphitheater – between 12th St. and 1st Ave., Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland, CA, 94612…

POOR Magazine (2022-05-13). Sunday 5/15: Homefulness Not Homelessness. indybay.org 8032 Blackarthur (MacArthur) Blvd, Occupied Huchuin (Oakland)…

Volunteer organized for Women's March (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Mountain View: Bans Off Our Bodies! Rally for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Centennial Plaza (outside Caltrain Station), 600 W Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA 94041 is the starting point for march which goes up Castro St to El Camino Real. | At 11: 30 we vigil at Gateway Park, corner El Camino/Castro.

Women's March Monterey Bay (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Monterey: Bans Off Our Bodies! Rally for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Window on the Bay Park, 717 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940…

Editor2 (2022-05-13). Foreign Ministry: Brussels Conference Won't Reflect Any Commitment to Help Syrian People. orinocotribune.com Damascus, SANA- Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that Syria reaffirms its stance regarding the so-called "Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" that will be held on May 9th and 10th, especially since such conferences, in their current form, don't agree with the principles of the UN regulating humanitarian action and are held without participation of the main country concerned, which is the Syrian Arab Republic. | The Ministry said in a statement on Monday that those conferences do not reflect any real commitment to help the Syrian people regain their rights, particularly if "w…

Staff (2022-05-13). Honduras: If all Our Nations Aren't There, It's Not a Summit of the Americas—Argentina Follows Timidly. orinocotribune.com Caracas, May 12, 2022 ( "If all our nations aren't there, it's not a Summit of the Americas," wrote the president of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, on Wednesday, May 11, through her

Editor2 (2022-05-13). Reply to 'Politico' on Maduro and Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Edward Liger Smith — May 9, 2022 | On May 4th, 2022, Midwestern Marx received an email from POLITICO asking for a statement from our Editor and TikTok handler, Edward Liger Smith, concerning his support for Nicolas Maduro and the Venezuelan socialist project in light of Maduro's and PSUV's so-called regressive "policies regarding polices brutality, feminism and LGBT rights." The Hello Tony, | My…

Editor (2022-05-13). "Stay safe": the whole world is in harms' way. mronline.org This is not a dispatch, editorial, or an article, but a brief note.

Ann Brown (2022-05-13). Black America On Planned 'Social Justice' Summit: We've Moved Past Roc Nation Brunches, It's Time For Reparations. moguldom.com Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and his Roc Nation record label are set to hold a Social Justice Summit to address concerns about systemic racism ahead of the upcoming midterm elections but Black America seems unimpressed, suggesting it's time to go beyond Roc Nation brunches. Many on Twitter suggest that the true motive of the summit could …

Rann Miller (2022-05-13). Opinion: Liberals Must Resist The Urge To Blame The Overturning Of Roe v. Wade On Lack Of Black Voter Participation. moguldom.com The overturning of Roe v. Wade is an injustice, and everyone should scream it from the rooftops but a word of caution to those ready to activate: Don't play the blame game with Black people. This isn't on us. I've seen a few tweets pop up on my timeline placing blame for the Trump election …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-13). Financial Advisors: Don't Pay Off Your Student Loans Until You See What Biden Does. moguldom.com President Joe Biden has yet to fulfill his campaign promise of forgiving at least $10,000 in student loans per borrower but the pressure is mounting. Some financial advisors are telling their clients to hold off on paying their student loan debt and wait to see what Biden does. While the Biden Administration has extended the …

Ann Brown (2022-05-13). Can Dixon Beat Clyburn? Dr. Boyce Watkins Interviews Pro-Reparations House Candidate Gregg Marcel Dixon. moguldom.com Former educator Gregg Marcel Dixon is challenging 10-term incumbent Congressman James Clyburn for a seat representing South Carolina's Sixth Congressional District, where politics have been dominated by Black voters in the Columbia and Charleston areas. Clyburn has represented the district since 1993. Now the 36-year-old Dixon is pressing hard to push Clyburn, 81, into retirement …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-13). CIA, NATO and the Great Heroin Coup. libya360.wordpress.com Cynthia Chung How Miami Became the Center of International Fascism and the Murder of President Kennedy We should be seeing a picture that has painted NATO/CIA/Italian-American Mafia/Cuban exiles/and fascists including Nazis all working for the same apparatus and essentially the same goal: to overthrow democratically elected leaders and replace them with dictators and fascist right-wing…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-13). Aurora: Communist Women in the Donbas Resistance. libya360.wordpress.com Jim "Fergie" Chambers Katya and Svetlana show off their Soviet-themed redesign of the DPR flag A 3-part interview with Svetlana and Katya, from the Donetsk Marxist-Feminist organization 13.05.2022, DONETSK, DONETSK PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC- Nearly two weeks ago, I spent the May 1st, International Worker's Day, with six members of the Donestk-based Marxist feminist group "Aurora." The…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-13). Remember the Maine: The Alleged Russian Atrocity at Bucha Looks Like Another in a Long Line of False Pretexts for War. libya360.wordpress.com Jeremy Kuzmarov [Source: theparadise.ng] Unproven massacre by Russian troops in Bucha was used to compel passage of Ukrainian Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022 and escalate U.S. military intervention From the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine to the infamous Gulf of Tonkin incident to the chemical weapons attacks in Syria that were falsely blamed on Syrian…

_____ (2022-05-13). What is Preventing the Conflict between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan from Escalating? journal-neo.org Conflicts between Tajik and Kyrgyz border guards frequently break on the border between the two nations, and civilians living in nearby settlements end up suffering as a result. The main reason for the conflicts is the fact that in certain regions the border is not clearly defined, making it impossible to determine where one nation's …

_____ (2022-05-13). Park Sang-hak is Making a Mess Again. journal-neo.org The time is coming for conservatives, and far-right NGOs are stepping up. They include the Fighters for a Free North Korea (FFNK), led by someone like Park Sang-hak, who stands out from the ranks of career defectors because he isn't so much telling scary tales as he is actively fighting the regime, not shying away …

SAM (2022-05-13). The Height of Folly: Safeboxes in the Sky. inequality.org

Anonymous103 (2022-05-13). Russian-Led Forces Suffer Heavy Losses Attempting To Cross River In Bilohorivka, LPR (Photos). southfront.org

Contributing Writers (2022-05-13). Azov Atrocities/ By Sud Radio Parlons Vrai. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

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2022-05-12: News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2022-05-11: News Headlines

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

Editor (2022-05-11). I led talks on Donbas and Crimea in the 90s. Here's How the War Should End. scheerpost.com A Soviet monument to friendship between Ukraine and Russia during its demolition amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine in central Kyiv, Ukraine. April 26, 2022 (Editorial credit: home for heroes / Shutterstock.com) | By John Quigley / As the war in Ukraine continues to take thousands of lives, distressingly little attention is being devoted to bringing it to an end. | Negotiations are stalled, and other governments are not pushing for a resumption. At s…

Fra Hughes (2022-05-11). Why We Need War Crime Tribunals in Donbass. orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes — empty The guilty must be punished, the innocent must have justice, the dead must be remembered, and the living must be held to account. |

| Where will the Russian 'special operation' in Eastern Ukraine go next after the complete liberation of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of the Donbass | Well if I was in charge, the next step after fully liberating Mariupol from the Azov fascists and right-wing nationalist Ukraine army units with their paid mercenary assets would be taking them straight to jail and making a televised appearance before organizing an official war crime pane…

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

____ (2022-05-11). Scholz, Macron meet in Berlin to call for EU military build-up against Russia. wsws.org They discussed plans to accelerate the re-militarization of Germany and the EU and escalate EU participation in the war NATO is waging against Russia in Ukraine.

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

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

_____ (2022-05-11). Paris Gets Kicked Out of French Africa. journal-neo.org Mali's government spokesman Colonel Abdoulaye MaàØga, who was the country's prime minister in 2017, announced in a televised address that the African country was tearing up defense agreements with France. Although Paris has called the decision "unjustified", France is nevertheless continuing to withdraw its military from Mali, following the Malian government's earlier call for Paris to …

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-11). Border guards disband weapon-trafficking gang in SE Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Iranian border guards dismantled an arms-smuggling gang in the Southeastern parts of the country, the Iranian border police commander reported.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-11). 90% of issues in Vienna talks verbally agreed upon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Saying that in the Vienna talks, more than 90% of the issues were verbally agreed upon, an Iranian official said, stressing that realization of the nuclear deal depends on the seriousness and good faith of the US.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-11). Emir of Qatar set to visit Tehran tomorrow. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — The Emir of Qatar will pay a one-day visit to Tehran on Thursday at the invitation of Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raiesi.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-11). IRGC pounds terrorists positions in Erbil by artillery attack. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Ground forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) launched artillery attacks on the positions of terrorist groups in the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-11). IRGC pounds terrorists' positions in Erbil (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Ground forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) launched artillery attacks on the positions of terrorist groups in the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-11). Iranian-Islamic identity must be institutionalized. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Saying that young generation must grow up with Islamic-Iranian identity, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution stressed on seizing opportunity of school years to institutionalize the ideals and values of the Islamic Revolution.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-11). Removal of sanctions being pursued in right direction. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Simeltiniously with the presence of the EU's coordinator for the Vienna talks in Iran, the Iranian Foreign Minister underscored that negotiations on the removal of sanctions is being pursued in the right direction.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-11). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 11. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Wednesday, May 11.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-05-11). Israeli forces martyr Al Jazeera journalist in WB (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Israeli forces have shot dead Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh in the occupied lands and territories in the West Bank on Wednesday.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-05-11). Tehran-Doha to expand bilateral trade relations: Official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Turning to the upcoming visit of Emir of Qatar to Iran, the Chairman of Iran-Qatar Joint Chamber of Commerce said mutual agreements signed between the two countries of Iran and Qatar will be pursued and implemented seriously.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-05-11). Russia reportedly asks KRG not to stand by EU regarding gas. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Ambassador of Russia to Baghdad Elbrus Kutrashev met and held talks with the head of Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani and Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Tuesday separately.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-05-11). What is behind Russian envoy meeting with Iraq KRG officials? en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Ambassador of Russia to Baghdad Elbrus Kutrashev met and held talks with the head of Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani and Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Tuesday separately.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-11). Progressive leaders support President Castillo's bid to change constitution. peoplesdispatch.org Members of the ruling left-wing Free Peru (PL) party and its allies have fiercely condemned the shelving of the bill and vowed to continue fighting for an inclusive constitution…

Pepe Escobar (2022-05-11). Terror from Balochistan: A Menacing Tool to Disrupt Sino-Pakistani Economics. orinocotribune.com By Pepe Escobar — May 5, 2022 | A Baloch suicide bombing targeting Chinese workers in Karachi comes a mere month after the US-backed ousting of PM Imran Khan. Pakistan is a critical BRI hub in Beijing's vast Eurasian connectivity project, and it looks like CPEC is the ultimate target of this disruption. | This is the concise story of how a suicide bombing may carry the potential to subvert the whole, ongoing, complex process of Eurasia integration. | Recently, the Balochistan Liberation Movement (BLA) had released an ISIS-influenced video threatening "Chinese officials and installations" in Pakistan's vast p…

____ (2022-05-11). Japan allies with West in expanding global conflict. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com South China Morning PostMay 9, 2022 EU and Japan to forge united front against China and Russia at summit The European Union and Japan are working together to cut their dependence on China and check Beijing's influence in the Indo-Pacific, amid anger over China's "no limits" partnership with Russia. At a summit in Tokyo on …

Staff (2022-05-11). Desde las redes: Cuba sufre y demuestra su grandeza. cubadebate.cu Los trabajadores y mis alumnos de la Elam, acudían al policlínico convocados por la solidaridad y la gratitud, fueron a brindar su sangre, para muchos su primera experiencia. En medio del dolor, ver la sangre de tantos lugares en el mundo entregada a mis hermanos cubanos me volvió a estremecer…

Staff (2022-05-11). Con Filo: De lo repulsivo a lo ridículo (+ Video). cubadebate.cu De los trágicos sucesos del Hotel Saratoga y la burda manera en que los odiadores manipularon el dolor, de la supuesta travesía de Annie Gracés por el Río Bravo y del reciente Congreso de Estudios Latinoamericanos LASA se habló en el programa Con Filo este martes.

Staff (2022-05-11). IX Cumbre de las Américas: Otra cumbre de exclusiones, øa qué le temen? cubadebate.cu Estados Unidos decidió excluir a Cuba, Venezuela y Nicaragua de la IX Cumbre de las Américas, que se celebrará de 8 al 10 de junio próximo en Los àÅngeles bajo el lema "Construyendo un futuro sustentable, resistente y equitativo". En realidad, la Casa Blanca pretende hacer una cumbre de amigos que sean capaces de escuchar lo que dice EE.UU., aceptar la agenda de EE.UU. y replicar lo que dice EE.UU.

Staff (2022-05-11). øCuál es la situación del abastecimiento de agua en Cuba? (+ Video). cubadebate.cu El acumulado nacional hasta la fecha es de 1 278 milímetros desde mayo de 2021 hasta abril de 2022, y los mínimos provinciales se encuentran en La Habana, Mayabeque, Pinar del Río y Camaguey. El presidente del INRH puntualizó que existen 29 municipios con comportamientos secos, 15 moderadamente secos, nueve severamente secos y cinco extremadamente secos.

Staff (2022-05-11). El imperio al día: Pandemias que no cesan. cubadebate.cu Sanitaria, económica o de violencia, Estados Unidos sufre diversas pandemias por estos días: Cien millones de contagio de Covid más en el futuro, asesinan a un exjugador de la NBA, se multiplica el precio de las fórmulas para bebé por escasez.

Staff (2022-05-11). Luis Arce anuncia no irá a Cumbre de las Américas si persiste "exclusión de pueblos hermanos" cubadebate.cu El presidente del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia Luis Arce, anunció la noche de este martes mediante sus redes sociales que no participará en la IX Cumbre de las Américas, que se celebrará del 6 al 10 de junio en Los àÅngeles, Estados Unidos, si continúa en pie la exclusión de "pueblos hermanos".

Staff (2022-05-11). Maduro y Marrero remarcan voluntad de avanzar en fortalecimiento de cooperación entre ambos países. cubadebate.cu El presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, recibió hoy en el Palacio de Miraflores (sede del Ejecutivo) al primer ministro de Cuba, Manuel Marrero, quien se encuentra en este país de visita oficial. En rueda de prensa desde el Palacio de Miraflores, el mandatario venezolano calificó de fructíferas las conversaciones sostenidas…

Staff (2022-05-11). SNB 61: Los Gallos espirituanos llegaron a 45 triunfos. cubadebate.cu Los Gallos de Sancti Spíritus alcanzaron esta tarde de martes su victoria número 45 de la temporada. En la jornada no se pudo otorgar nuevos boletos clasificatorios, y cuando apenas resta un día para vencer el calendario oficial, más la recuperación de varios partidos suspendidos, ocho equipos continúan peleando por los últimos cuatro pases a la tierra de los playoffs.

Staff (2022-05-11). 9 ISIL forces killed during Iraqi army operation in Kirkuk. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Issuing a statement, the Iraqi intelligence service on Wednesday announced that the country's army has managed to kill nine ISIL terrorists by blowing up their hideout in Kirkuk province.

Staff (2022-05-11). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 11. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Wednesday, May 11.

Staff (2022-05-11). What to expect from Mora visit to Tehran? en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — The EU's coordinator for the Vienna talks arrived in Tehran on Tuesday for talks over how to proceed with the Vienna negotiations after a two-month break raised alarm bells about the possible failure of the stalled talks.

Staff (2022-05-11). US convoy targeted in Iraq's Al Diwaniyah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Iraqi news sources reported that a logistics convoy belonging to the US army has come under attack…

Staff (2022-05-11). Iran intelligence service detains 2 European rioters. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Iran's Ministry of Intelligence announced in a statement on Wednesday that two European individuals who were provoking riots in the country were arrested.

Staff (2022-05-11). Abu Akle assassination draws intl. condemnation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — The martyrdom of Aljazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh by the Israeli regime forces in Jenin in the West Bank has drawn widespread condemnation internationally.

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

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

____ (2022-05-11). The sellout of the UIC graduate student strike: The political lessons. wsws.org Last month, the Graduate Educators Organization, under pressure from the AFT, shutdown and sold out the strike of over 1, 0 graduate students fighting against poverty wages at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

____ (2022-05-11). Stock market falls point to mounting problems in financial system. wsws.org The rise in central bank interest rates in the face of rampant inflation is the main reason for the sharp falls but the downward movement is being compounded by signs of a slowing world economy.

____ (2022-05-11). Record gas prices cut further into US workers' real wages. wsws.org Rising costs are putting mounting pressure on American workers. Everything from food, to gas, to medicine has become more expensive in recent months.

____ (2022-05-11). Following multiple suicides on the USS George Washington, US Navy belatedly discloses an apparent suicide on the USS Bataan. wsws.org 19-year-old Amar'e NazirMatthew Long, was "found dead" on the USS Bataan on April 18, three days after 19-year-old Xavier Sandor became the third sailor stationed aboard the USS George Washington to commit suicide in the last week.

____ (2022-05-11). Germany's conservative CDU wins state election in Schleswig-Holstein. wsws.org In order to suppress growing popular resistance to war and social cuts, Germany's political parties are closing ranks and working ever more closely together.

____ (2022-05-11). Wet Sand, Private Desert, Montana Story and Fire on the Plain: Dramatic possibilities. wsws.org The filmmakers forget that "the consciousness of men depends on their being, and not vice versa."

____ (2022-05-11). The election of Marcos in the Philippines and the death rattle of democracy. wsws.org The outcome of the election is a result of the impact of US imperialism on the country's history expressed in a concentrated form under the conditions of the current global crisis of capitalist rule.

____ (2022-05-11). Coronial inquiry into Christchurch terror attack will continue cover-up of state agencies. wsws.org Coroner Brigitte Windley has said she will not investigate whether there were "missed opportunities" for police and intelligence agencies to prevent the 2019 attack by fascist gunman Brenton Tarrant, which killed 51 people.

____ (2022-05-11). Detroit Diesel workers repudiate UAW sellout, vote by 79 percent to reject pro company deal. wsws.org The vote is a powerful statement of unity and part of a growing rebellion against the UAW aimed at overturning decades of concessions and winning substantial raises in the face of record inflation.

____ (2022-05-11). The Greek government's responsibility for violent attacks on Russians in Athens. wsws.org During the Orthodox Easter festival in Greece, Ukrainian nationalists beat up Oksana Maryakhina, who has lived in Greece for 20 years. Right-wing radicals feel emboldened by the nationalist warmongering.

____ (2022-05-11). Timothy Snyder falsifies the history of the Holocaust. wsws.org Portraying the Holocaust as just one element of a territorially determined phenomenon of mass killing in Eastern Europe, Snyder plays down the extent of Western and Central European victims.

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2022-05-10: News Headlines

Editor2 (2022-05-10). The Left and its Deplorable Role in Ukraine's War. orinocotribune.com By Juanlu González — May 4, 2022 | In 1964, Marcuse warned about the loss of revolutionary capacity in the West due to the triumph of repressive measures implemented by advanced industrial societies to silence any kind of intellectual dissent through the media, advertising, propaganda, and the most unbridled consumerism. At that time, it heralded the birth of the

____ (2022-05-10). Foreign lenders continue to strangle Ukraine. wsws.org While a tight grip is being kept on economic aid to Ukraine, NATO countries are tripping over themselves on a nearly daily basis to announce the dispatch of ever-more lethal weaponry to the country.

____ (2022-05-10). German government imposes war costs on working class. wsws.org If the German government has its way, the working class will pay for the cost of its participation in the Ukraine war and the biggest rearmament programme since Hitler with mass poverty and the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Fight Back (2022-05-10). New Orleans protests leaked Roe v. Wade decision. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA – Over 300 people protested outside of New Orleans' Fifth Circuit Courthouse on May 3 in response to the leaked SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The crowd opposed the political repression of bodily autonomy, and demanded right to access comprehensive reproductive care. | "When we fight, we win!" The crowd chanted over the course of a few hours, filling the block with sounds of outrage. | Monday night, an anonymous source leaked an unpublished decision from the United States Supreme Court that would strike down Roe v. Wade. That same night, a coalition of groups in New Orleans released det…

Fight Back (2022-05-10). Dallas marches against anti-abortion draft Supreme Court decision. fightbacknews.org Dallas, TX – On Saturday, May 7, around 200 people gathered at Civic Garden park in downtown Dallas to protest the leaked Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, thus allowing over half of U.S. states to ban abortion completely. Chants present at the rally included "When abortion is under attack, what do we do? Stand up fight back!" and "Healthcare is a human right!" | Jo Hargis of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, criticized the Supreme Court's decision and the Democratic Party's inaction despite campaign promises, stating, "We have Democrats such as Obama and Biden claiming in their cam…

Anonymous349 (2022-05-10). Military Situation In Iraq On May 10, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see the full-size image | On May 9, at least 11 houses and one car were hit in the center of Shaqlawa's Basrma district as result of 'fire by mistake' of US forces stationed in Erbil's Harir airfield | On May 9, the alliance between the New Generation and Emtidad movements called on Iraq's independent MPs to present candidates for the country's president and prime minister posts | On May 9, a delegation from the Sadrist Movement and the Sunni Sovereignty Alliance met with KDP leaders at the B…

Anonymous765 (2022-05-10). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — May 10, 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 ai…

Anonymous349 (2022-05-10). Military Situation In Syria On May 10, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see the full-size image | On May 10, the Russian Ministry of Defence recorded no hostilities and ceasefire violations in Idlib region in the past 24 hours | As of the beginning of 2022, more than 11,000 citizens are being settled in Aleppo province under the supervision of the Russian Reconciliation Center | On May 10, a civilian was killed and three others were wounded by the attack of unknown gunmen in Nahtah area | On May 9, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in al-B…

Anonymous767 (2022-05-10). Forces Of Lugansk People's Republic Reached Administrative Border Of Lugansk Region. southfront.org Click to see the full-size image | On May 10, the Russian Defense Ministry officially announced that units of the Lugansk People's Republic, supported by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, completed mopping-up of Popasnaya, broke through the deeply echeloned defence of Kyiv's forces and reached the administrative border of the Lugansk People's Republic. | The recent clashes resulted in the elimination over 120 members of Kyiv's forces and 13 armoured vehicles and 12 vehicles of various purposes. | The de…

Staff (2022-05-10). Caracas Marches with Russians Celebrating Victory Day, President Maduro Salutes 77th Anniversary of Nazi Defeat (Photos). orinocotribune.com On Saturday, May 7, the triumph of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany was commemorated in the Venezuelan capital with the traditional march of the Immortal Regiment, during which Russian citizens carried portraits of relatives who fought against Nazism in the Great Patriotic War, as Russians call the Second World War. | The symbols of the Soviet Union came out on a sunny Saturday in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, to celebrate the day the Red Army defeated Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany troops. | "We are in Caracas celebrating this beautiful party with our Venezuelan brothers, a victory party, a party for the ent…

Staff (2022-05-10). Russia Marks 77th Victory Day with Military Parade in Moscow's Red Square & Speech by President Putin. orinocotribune.com A military parade This year, 11,000 soldiers and over 100 armored vehicles took part in the event, including troops who came from the combat zone in Donbass. | The Red Army's fight against Nazi troops is known as the Great Patriotic War in Russia, and May 9 is one of the country's most revered holidays. | The parade of military equipment, which included a total of 131 vehicles, was led…

Editor2 (2022-05-10). 'It's Time for Our America': ALBA Movements Assembly Concludes in Argentina. orinocotribune.com The III Continental Assembly of ALBA Movements held in Argentina from April 27-30 concluded with a panel highlighting proposals and initiatives of people's movements to transform the world. | After four days of debates and reflection, the III Continental Assembly of ALBA Movements came to an end on Saturday, April 30. 300 delegates from 23 countries had gathered in Buenos Aires, Argentina to debate, discuss, and make concrete work plans for the next period. | In the closing panel of the Assembly, leaders from across the region talked about the experiences of people's movements and organizations in achieving the r…

_____ (2022-05-10). The Speech Delivered by Truss and the Taiwan Issue. journal-neo.org It makes sense to start telling another chronicle of the Taiwan issue with the sensational speech of the UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss at the residence of the Lord Mayor of the City of London on April 27. The topic of Taiwan in this speech (undoubtedly a keynote statement with a rather obvious personal and …

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-05-10). Esteghlal vs Shahr Khodro in Matchday 26 of IPL. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Esteghlal edged past Shahr Khodro 1-0 in Matchday 26 of Iran Professional League (IPL) on Monday in Tehran's Azadi Stadium thanks to Arman Ramezani's goal in the 88th minute.

Staff (2022-05-10). Raeisi reportedly to visit Oman, UAE soon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — A Qatari newspaper reported that Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi will travel to Oman and the United Arab Emirates.

Staff (2022-05-10). Dam constructions by Turkey not acceptable for Iran: FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister said that it is not acceptable for Iran that Turkey takes measures in the field of dam construction which will cause problems for the Iranian people and the region…

Staff (2022-05-10). Army evacuates former Sri Lankan PM from besieged residence. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Heavily armed troops have evacuated outgoing Sri Lankan Prime Minister from his official residence in Colombo after thousands of protesters breached the main gate in the worst violence in weeks of protests over economic crisis.

Staff (2022-05-10). US completed training Ukrainian Armed Forces on new weapons. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Hundreds of Ukrainian forces have completed training on new weapons provided by the US, a senior Pentagon official said on Monday.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-10). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 10. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Tuesday, May 10.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-10). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 10. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Tuesday, May 10.

Staff (2022-05-10). Another Ecuador prison clash leaves 43 inmates dead. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — A clash between rival Ecuadorian gangs has left 43 inmates dead, officials said Monday, little more than a month after another prison riot resulted in 20 deaths.

Staff (2022-05-10). Iran condemns terrorist attack on Egyptian army in Sinai. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has condemned the recent terrorist attack that killed at least 10 Egyptian soldiers and one officer in the North African country's Sinai Peninsula.

Staff (2022-05-10). US troops fire on residential areas in northern Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — US troops stationed at al-Harir base northeast of Erbil opened fire on several civilian houses.

noreply (2022-05-10). When BS Meter Goes Off The Scale. smoothiex12.blogspot.com But it is a good indicator of a desperation and a serious butt-hurt (a euphemism for being a sore loser) when such war "expert", who had his ass handed to him by inferior forces in Vietnam and then turkey shooting utterly incompetent Saddam's Army in the First Gulf War begins to talk about subject he has no clue about. I am talking about Lieutenant-General Kellog who, contrary to his statement about "everything he learned about war", never learned shit. Kellog knows that the scale and scope, and intensity of Russia's operation in 404 is something he never encountered in his life and, hopefully, never will. He is…

____ (2022-05-10). Sri Lankan workers defy curfew, government-organised violence. wsws.org Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across Sri Lanka yesterday to express their opposition to the attack by government-organised thugs on anti-government protesters encamped in central Colombo for the past month.

____ (2022-05-10). Strong support for SEP's socialist program in Australian rural city of Shepparton. wsws.org "There's no way I'm voting for another capitalist government in my life" — Cherrill…

____ (2022-05-10). Detroit Diesel workers: Vote NO on UAW sellout contract! Form a rank-and-file committee to take control of the struggle! wsws.org The UAW wants to force through a slave charter which will cut benefits and real wages, but what will actually happen depends on what the workers do.

____ (2022-05-10). Australia: Labor and the Coalition in lockstep as COVID-19 infection toll passes six million. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party is the only party in this election advancing a program of action for the working class to protect lives and end the pandemic.

____ (2022-05-10). Police release video of the shooting of DeAnthony VanAtten in East Lansing, Michigan. wsws.org The bodycam video shows DeAnthony VanAtten being shot non-fatally twice by East Lansing police in the parking lot of a Meijer grocery store on April 25.

____ (2022-05-10). Questions over May Day demonstration shootings in Santiago, Chile: Who ordered the attack on unarmed protesters? wsws.org Security forces and the police stood by as criminals shot at the demonstrators.

____ (2022-05-10). "We've all suffered the same way": Striking Cedars-Sinai Medical Center workers speak out. wsws.org The striking healthcare service workers are fighting for safe working conditions, improved staffing and better wages.

____ (2022-05-10). Nurses speak out on mental health crisis: "We are witness to those who suffer without support needed to survive ourselves" wsws.org The tragic death by suicide of a nurse at Kaiser Permanente's Santa Clara Medical Center in Northern California has provoked an outpouring of sympathy, anguish and justified anger at the health care system.

____ (2022-05-10). US West Coast dockworkers prepare for summer battle. wsws.org The current contract, pertaining to roughly over 25,000 dock workers at 29 ports on the West Coast, is set to expire on July 1.

____ (2022-05-10). Ferdinand Marcos Jr. wins Philippine presidential election. wsws.org The outcome of the 2022 election in the Philippines represents a victory for the most reactionary forces in the country's politics.

____ (2022-05-10). On anniversary of defeat of Nazi regime, German Chancellor Scholz delivers war speech. wsws.org Seventy-seven years after the unconditional surrender of the Wehrmacht, Scholz used the anniversary to justify an unprecedented rearmament of the German army and a massive expansion of the proxy war against Russia.

____ (2022-05-10). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Carpenters in Ontario have joined with other construction workers in an expanding strike wave in response to burgeoning inflation that is eroding wages.

____ (2022-05-10). Indian workers and students speak out on NATO-Russia war. wsws.org Supporters of the ICFI in India spoke to workers and youth about the need to build an anti-war movement of the working class based on socialist internationalism amid the proxy war waged by the US and its NATO allies against Russia.

____ (2022-05-10). Disabled Ontario woman pursues medically assisted death after being denied access to suitable housing. wsws.org In what would be better described as a state-killing, an Ontario woman stricken with a painful debilitating illness is seeking a medically-assisted death, because she cannot find an affordable apartment that does not aggravate her condition.

____ (2022-05-10). Actor Frank Langella denounces "cancel culture" in response to firing from Netflix's Fall of the House of Usher. wsws.org Langella's letter to the Deadline industry publication exposes the anti-democratic, artistically stifling atmosphere that pervades the media and entertainment industry.

____ (2022-05-10). Study finds unmitigated spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the US could lead to hundreds of thousands of deaths. wsws.org The White House changes its rosy assessment of the pandemic as evidence emerges for mass infection and deaths this fall and winter.

Fight Back (2022-05-10). 'Ban off our bodies' protest ended in Homeland Security, LAPD attack. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – On May 3, several hundred people gathered for an emergency action at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in downtown LA to voice outrage at the draft majority opinion overturning the historic Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. | On the steps of the courthouse, gynecologists, reproductive rights activists, and women gave personal testimonies about the importance to fight for abortion rights and highlighted continued attacks on voting rights, gay marriage and migrant women locked in ICE detention centers. Demonstrators called on politicians to take action and protect women's right to an abortion. As a c…

Fight Back (2022-05-10). Milwaukee: Defend Roe v. Wade protest mobilizes 1000-plus. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI — On May 7, the Milwaukee International Women's Day Coalition hosted an action to support reproductive rights and defend Roe v. Wade from the attack by the Supreme Court. | Over 1000 people turned out for the rally and march. The action started at Planned Parenthood and ended at the Milwaukee Federal Court building where Ron Johnson's office is located. Johnson is an anti-choice U.S. Senator from Wisconsin. | Decorah Gordon, a member of the executive board of the Milwaukee Area Labor Council and the A. Philip Randolph Institute, spoke at the start of the rally. "Our human rights are no longer…

Staff (2022-05-10). Hotel Saratoga: Una esperanza inquebrantable. cubadebate.cu En las capturas fotográficas, un tono sepia empapa todos los rincones de la arquitectura dañada. Y en el interior del mordisco de un gigante accidentado, una tranquilidad impávida deja ver objetos intrascendentes para aquellos que tienen aún una esperanza inquebrantable.

Staff (2022-05-10). En el Hotel Saratoga la prioridad sigue siendo encontrar a los desaparecidos. cubadebate.cu El Presidente de la República, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, dirigió en la tarde de este lunes la reunión del Grupo Temporal del Gobierno que cada tarde, desde el fatídico 6 de mayo, chequea las acciones a seguir tras el accidente del Hotel Saratoga.

Staff (2022-05-10). Suspenden actividades festivas de las XV Jornadas Cubanas Contra la Homofobia y la Transfobia. cubadebate.cu El Comité Organizador de la XV Jornadas Cubanas Contra la Homofobia y la Transfobia, tras consultar con grupos de activismo asociados al Centro Nacional de Educación Sexual (Cenesex), decidió, de manera consensuada, postergar algunas iniciativas, suspender las de carácter festivo y desarrollar solo acciones de diálogo científico y activismo social, debido al accidente ocurrido en el Hotel Saratoga, que ha conmocionado a toda Cuba.

Staff (2022-05-10). Tras alto por ciento de inmunización en edades pediátricas, Cuba prepara intervención y ensayos clínicos en menores de dos años. cubadebate.cu Autoridades del Ministerio de Salud Pública y Biocubafarma comparecieron este lunes en el programa televisivo Mesa Redonda para informar sobre la marcha de la vacunación de refuerzo en edades pediátricas y los ensayos clínicos de las vacunas cubanas en menores de dos años de edad.

Staff (2022-05-10). Recibió Raúl al presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador durante su visita a Cuba. cubadebate.cu El General de Ejército, Raúl Castro Ruz, sostuvo en la tarde de este domingo un fraternal encuentro con el presidente de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, Excmo. Sr. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, quien realizó una visita de trabajo a nuestro país.

Staff (2022-05-10). Las 3 del día: Historias del Saratoga y las noticias del 9 de mayo(+ Podcast). cubadebate.cu Tras la explosión en el hotel Saratoga de La Habana, el 6 de mayo, muchos han sido los testimonios recogidos por los reporteros de Cubadebate, quienes han dado seguimiento casi minuto a minuto a las labores de búsqueda y rescate en el lugar del siniestro. Desde Las 3 del día le contamos algunas de esas historias.

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____ (2022-05-09). Oppose US and Australian threats to Solomon Islands! wsws.org With the assistance of its Australian partners, the US ruling class is intent on retaining the domination over the Pacific that it established after defeating Japan in World War II.

Mnar Adley (2022-05-09). Say No To Censorship: Here's How We're Rebuilding Alternative Media. mintpressnews.com With the war in Ukraine raging on and corporate media outlets pushing a pro-NATO agenda — we've entered war time and having access to alternative information is crucial to preventing escalation.

Chris Hedges (2022-05-09). Chris Hedges: Jesus, Endless War, and the Rise of American Fascism. mintpressnews.com The Democratic Party is hoping to thwart an election rout by running against the expected Supreme Court decision on abortion. This is depressingly all that is left of its political capital.

Shea Leibow (2022-05-09). General Dynamics Calls Critics "Radical Skeptics" for "Undermining" US Foreign Policy. mintpressnews.com General Dynamics recently rejected a human rights proposal on the grounds that it would "undermine shareholder value and more notably, "embed radical skepticism toward U.S. foreign policy."

____ (2022-05-09). Workers in London oppose NATO proxy war in Ukraine: "The mass media prepare us for war with propaganda and lies" wsws.org Socialist Equality Party members campaigned in north London this weekend, winning support for a mass international anti-war movement rooted in the working class and based on a socialist strategy.

____ (2022-05-09). Pope Francis Suggests That NATO's "Barking" Provoked Russia's Military Op in Ukraine. transcend.org 4 May 2022 – Pope Francis has suggested to Italian daily Corriere Della Sera that the "barking of NATO at the door of Russia" provoked the military operation in Ukraine and countries should not supply Ukraine with more arms. Russia has "an anger that I don't know whether it was provoked but was perhaps facilitated" by NATO's unrelenting expansion towards the Eurasian Giant," said the Pontiff.

____ (2022-05-09). Jeffrey Sachs Debunks the West's Narrative and Policy in Ukraine. transcend.org Jeffrey Sachs tears the entire US/NATO narrative apart. One wonders how much longer he will be invited to appear in Western mainstream media–he simply knows too much, has a macro perspective, speaks with passion, and even uses the 'p' word, "peace": A true menace to the empire system.

____ (2022-05-09). Full Spectrum Dominance: U.S. Elites' War to Rule the World. transcend.org 4 May 2022 – We can date the beginning of the war in Ukraine to October 2002, when the Project for the New American Century was published for the Pentagon and clearly and unambiguously stated U.S. foreign policy for the 21st century: "Full Spectrum Dominance." That is, to dominate militarily the nations, peoples and resources of the entire world. Not "Full Spectrum" or Global Peace, Diplomacy or Cooperation, but Domination.

____ (2022-05-09). West continues to ramp up sanctions on Russia, increase strain on global economy. ecns.cn The United States and its Western allies on Sunday announced new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, a move that aims to further cripple Moscow's economy but poses severe challenges for global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

____ (2022-05-09). Canadian PM meets Ukrainian president in Kiev. ecns.cn Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev on Sunday, announcing more military aid to Ukraine and more sanctions against Russia.

_____ (2022-05-09). The West Approves Turkey's Operation against the Kurds but Condemns Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine. journal-neo.org On 18 April, Turkey announced the beginning of a new cross-border military special operation in Iraqi Kurdistan, Claw Lock (Penàße Kilit). Ankara initially focused all its attention on the Duhok Province of Iraq, where Special Forces of the Ministry of Defense of Turkey with the support of artillery, landed in the Metina, Zap and Avashin …

Staff (2022-05-09). Iran embassy calls on Iranians to leave Moldova. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Issuing a statement on Monday, the Iranian embassy in Ukraine called on Iranian nationals to leave the Transnistria region of Moldova.

____ (2022-05-09). IMPORTANT APPEAL FOR DONATIONS TO TMS. transcend.org We can't continue producing and delivering our TMS Weekly Digest to your Inbox–unfailingly since 2008—without your help. Censorship is closing in on alternative media/journalism; the elites demand more of it. We will not waiver in our commitment to our Solutions-Oriented Peace Journalism, and will never install a paywall, charge for a subscription, sell your data, or accept advertising.

rqorinoco (2022-05-09). Overturning Roe Widely Out of Step With American Voters. orinocotribune.com by McKenzie Wilson— May 3, 2022 | 60% of voters support letting Roe v. Wade decision remain, per September poll. | WASHINGTON — Today, Data for Progress spokeswoman McKenzie Wilson issued the following statement following the leak of a drafted Supreme Court opinion that would see Roe v. Wade overturned by a forthcoming ruling on reproductive rights: | "The right to reproductive care is a fundamental human right, and the intent by this right-wing Supreme Court to overturn Roe is completely out of step with the view of the American people. A majority of voters — even Republican voters — suppo…

____ (2022-05-09). Azerbaijan opening Caspian to Western energy firms led to conquest of Karabakh: expert. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Trend News AgencyMay 9, 2022 Heydar Aliyev laid foundation for making Azerbaijan one of world's most reliable oil, gas exporters — US expert Heydar Aliyev [Azerbaijani national leader] laid the foundation of making Azerbaijan one of the world's most reliable exporters of oil and gas, the US expert, CEO of Caspian Group Holdings Rob Sobhani …

____ (2022-05-09). NATO displeased with Georgia's internal politics. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Civil GeorgiaMay 8, 2022 NATO Concerned Over Georgia's 'Stalled' Reforms NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, Javier Colomina told Georgia's government-critical Formula TV that the Alliance is "concerned with level of implementation of the reforms we have been requesting" from Tbilisi. Per Colomina, during his recent meetings with Georgian officials …

____ (2022-05-09). Deputy commander inspects Strike Force NATO headquarters. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Naval Striking and Support Forces NATOMay 9, 2022 NATOs Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Sir Tim Radford Visits STRIKFORNATO STRIKFORNATO's Deputy Commander, Rear Admiral James Morley and Command Group welcomed NATO's Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR), General Sir Tim Radford KCB DSO OBE to STRIKFORNATO headquarters the 4th and 5th of May. The …

____ (2022-05-09). Graphic: National Endowment for Democracy, shadowy enforcer for "rules-based international order" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Global TimesMay 8, 2022 US' NED 'mastermind' behind global separatist riots, color revolutions, political crises: Chinese FM report Graphic produced and released by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

____ (2022-05-09). BBC lays out what "Learning to live with the virus in the UK" means. wsws.org Despite the reduced ratio of deaths to infections, a comparable number of people have been killed in the Omicron wave to the earlier Delta wave—over a much shorter period of time and with higher levels of vaccination.

____ (2022-05-09). On the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, US seeks to escalate conflict with Russia. wsws.org Ahead of Russia's celebration of the defeat of Nazi Germany in May 1945, the US and its NATO allies are systematically working to escalate their war with Russia.

____ (2022-05-09). Australian Labor leader Anthony Albanese pitches to big business at Chamber of Commerce. wsws.org Albanese pledged that a Labor government would revive the "reform agenda" of sweeping pro-business restructuring implemented in the 1980s and 90s.

____ (2022-05-09). Australia: Victorian state Labor government budget tries to conceal austerity agenda. wsws.org The budget was a political fraud, seeking to cover up the Labor Party's preparations for austerity measures.

____ (2022-05-09). As Sri Lankan protests grow, Ceylon Workers Congress courts India's Hindu-supremacist BJP. wsws.org BJP officials attended the CWC union's May Day meeting in Nuwara Eliya as envoys of India's Hindu-supremacist government.

____ (2022-05-09). Anger at Detroit Diesel as UAW attempts to rush a vote on six-year sellout agreement. wsws.org The UAW is trying to rush through a ratification vote on a tentative contract containing wage increase far below the rate of inflation, higher medical costs and maintenance of the tier system.

____ (2022-05-09). CNH threatens to cut off health benefits in provocation against striking workers. wsws.org If CNH proceeds with the threat, it would mark a major escalation of the company's hardball, strikebreaking tactics.

____ (2022-05-09). SEP Australia online meeting: "Vote 1 Socialist Equality Party" wsws.org In the party's final public meeting before the federal election, SEP candidates and party leaders will outline the socialist and revolutionary alternative to the right-wing, pro-business and militarist policies of Labor, the Liberal-Nationals and all the parliamentary parties.

____ (2022-05-09). "System-relevant & budgeted to death": Child care personnel demand better working conditions. wsws.org Around 26,000 kindergarten teachers across Germany took part in a one-day warning strike last Wednesday.

____ (2022-05-09). Democrats duck any real fight on abortion rights. wsws.org Despite rhetorical denunciations of the attacks on women's rights at weekend protests, Senate Democrats are doing nothing outside of bringing up an abortion bill they know will fail.

____ (2022-05-09). Oppose the draconian State of Emergency! No to presidential dictatorship! Abolish the executive presidency! wsws.org The declaration of a state of emergency is in preparation to crush the working class and the month-long struggle of working people for the president's resignation and an end to the social misery created by skyrocketing inflation and chronic shortages of essentials.

____ (2022-05-09). Bernie Sanders speaks at "Unity Fest" rally in Richmond, Virginia: A trap for Starbucks workers. wsws.org On April 24, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders spoke at Unity Fest, an event organized to celebrate the successful unionization vote at five Starbucks locations in Richmond, Virginia under Starbucks United, a section of the Workers United union.

____ (2022-05-09). California nurse dies by suicide, and nurses respond: "We went from health care heroes to sacrificial lambs" wsws.org Nurses describe dangerous short staffing, lack of access to mental health services and a culture of abuse where all aspects of care are determined according to profit.

____ (2022-05-09). Iowa cement truck drivers' strike for higher pay enters second week at King's Ready Mix. wsws.org On Monday, May 2, cement truck drivers employed by King's Ready Mix in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, began to strike, after unanimously rejecting a contract proposal by the company.

____ (2022-05-09). May Day 2022: Finance capital and the deepening crisis of global capitalism. wsws.org This is the report delivered by Nick Beams to the 2022 International May Day Online Rally held on May 1. Beams is a longstanding leader of the International Committee of the Fourth International and an expert on Marxist economics.

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-05-09). The Sun Never Sets: Why Is AFRICOM Expanding in Zambia? covertactionmagazine.com Because of Zambia's Copper and to Thwart the Chinese On April 25, the U.S. government announced that U.S. African Command …

Fight Back (2022-05-09). What is historical materialism? fightbacknews.org Now that we have talked about the Marxist theory of knowledge and examined the meaning and function of dialectical materialism, let's look at how that is applied to studying the historical development of society. Marx called this "the materialist conception of history," or historical materialism. It is historical materialism that demonstrates the link between dialectical materialism and political economy. Here we have dialectical materialism applied to history. | Before we get into all of the details of historical materialism, let's take an introductory look at some of the key concepts. This way we can understan…

Staff (2022-05-09). Hotel Saratoga: Los perros rescatistas y la esperanza de escucharlos ladrar. cubadebate.cu En el hotel Saratoga se demuestra una vez más la valía del binomio perro-humano. øQué haríamos sin los héroes de cuatro patas? A las 11: 30 a.m. de este domingo, los canes entraron por primera vez en el sótano. Bajaron en la retroexcavadora. Quienes los conducen no pierden la esperanza de escucharlos ladrar.

Staff (2022-05-09). Erly Casanova elegido Jugador de la Semana (+ Video). cubadebate.cu El lanzador de los Vegueros de Pinar del Río, Erly Casanova, fue elegido como el Jugador de la Semana, información ofrecida esta tarde de lunes en la habitual conferencia de prensa en el salón Adolfo Luque del Estadio Latinoamericano.

Staff (2022-05-09). Por qué la biotecnología no debe ser excepción. cubadebate.cu En los días cercanos al éxito de las vacunas cubanas en el control de la COVID-19, y al reconocimiento que recibimos todos los trabajadores de BioCubaFarma al ser escogidos para abrir el desfile del Primero de mayo, se discutió mucho, y en muchos escenarios, sobre el rol de la ciencia en el proyecto social socialista cubano, y en especial en la economía.

Staff (2022-05-09). Matanzas y su universidad: Las bodas de oro (+ Fotos). cubadebate.cu En un campus de la Universidad de Matanzas (UM) hay una valla muy curiosa que refleja su historia y algo más. Representa una especie de línea del tiempo que despega el 9 de mayo de 1972 con el inicio de la educación superior en esa provincia cubana. Una vez llega al presente 2022, la línea continúa extendiéndose con optimismo hacia un futuro incierto, pero necesariamente ligado a la búsqueda del conocimiento.

Staff (2022-05-09). Mundial Juvenil de Levantamiento de Pesas: Elizabeth Reyes entra en la historia de la halterofilia cubana. cubadebate.cu La pesista Elizabeth Reyes ganó dos históricas medallas de plata en la división de 87 kg del Campeonato Mundial Juvenil. El resultado confirma sus proyecciones rumbo a la élite y la convierte a sus 19 años en la primera cubana en subir a un podio planetario en estos torneos. En el día, Lesther Miguel Cabrera terminó sexto en los 109 kg.

Staff (2022-05-09). Cuba reporta 77 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 67 altas. cubadebate.cu Al cierre de este domingo 8 de mayo, Cuba reportó 77 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 67 altas médicas. Actualmente hay 575 casos activos, informó el Ministerio de Salud Pública (Minsap) en su parte diario este lunes.

Staff (2022-05-09). Putin participa en desfile militar por el aniversario 77 de la victoria soviética sobre el nazismo (+ Videos). cubadebate.cu La Federación de Rusia celebra este lunes 9 de mayo la victoria de la URSS sobre la Alemania nazi en la Gran Guerra Patria (1941-1945), un conflicto derivado de la Segunda Guerra Mundial en el que perdieron la vida más de 25 millones de soviéticos, con un gran desfile militar en la Plaza Roja moscovita.

Staff (2022-05-09). Fidel sobre Celia: Jugó un papel decisivo en toda nuestra guerra (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Cubadebate y el sitio Fidel Soldado de las Ideas comparten testimonios de Fidel Castro sobre ella recogidos en la serie: "Celia, fuego y canto" dirigida por Haydée Tabraue Garí y con producción de Roberto Chile.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-09). President Putin Victory Day Speech. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

____ (2022-05-09). "Workers urgently need to develop their consciousness because the mass media prepare us for war with propaganda and lies." wsws.org Socialist Equality Party members campaigned in north London this weekend, winning support for a mass international anti-war movement rooted in the working class and based on a socialist strategy.

____ (2022-05-09). How They Have Lied to You about the Russian Threat for the Last 30 Years. transcend.org 8 Apr 2022 – An indisputable authority on NATO affairs reveals the truth — without knowing he does and without the media understanding his sensational statements.

____ (2022-05-09). (Italiano) Tribunale dei Popoli sulle Guerre Ucraine. transcend.org àà ormai tempo d'iniziative della società civile per opporsi al disastroso confronto globale che sta ora mettendo in pericolo il mondo, anzi prospettive di sopravvivenza di specie, perseguendo obiettivi politici degli Stati Uniti camuffati con una certa dose di complicità dei media che continuano a trasmettere l'impressione che la guerra in Ucraina concerna la difesa dell'Ucraina.

____ (2022-05-09). (Português) Rússia/EUA/Ucrânia: O que Está em Jogo. transcend.org 3 maio 2022 – Entrevista de Jeffrey Sachs, economista e especialista em desigualdade social, que como poucos articula a economia com a ecologia. Ele criticamente esclarece as posiàßàµes dos EUA e da Rússia no contexto do conflito na Ucrânia. É importante conhecermos os dois lados para nà£o sermos dependentes só da versà£o EUA-UE.

____ (2022-05-09). Why Nonalignment Is an Urgent Imperative for the Global South. transcend.org 2 May 2022 – South Africa and other countries that have abstained from voting against Russia at the UNGA face intense international criticism. There is seldom any acknowledgment that nonalignment, in this case refusing to be aligned with the United States and its allies or with Russia, can be a principled position, as well as an astute tactical engagement with geopolitical realities.

____ (2022-05-09). (Italiano) Guerra in Ucraina: le due vie. transcend.org I segnali che arrivano dagli sviluppi della guerra in Ucraina — che si sta chiaramente rivelando sempre più come una guerra per procura tra USA/NATO e Federazione Russa — sono contrastanti e prefigurano due diverse vie di sviluppo della situazione.

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2022-05-08: News Headlines

Anonymous103 (2022-05-08). Humanitarian Operation To Evacuate Civilians From Azovstal Completed. southfront.org

Samir Amin (2022-05-08). Russia and the Ukraine crisis: The Eurasian Project in conflict with the triad imperialist policies. mronline.org We wanted to draw readers attention to this piece by Samir Amin, which was written at the time of the Maidan Coup in 2014. —Eds. 1. The current global stage is dominated by the attempt of historical centers of imperialism (the U.S., Western and Central Europe, Japan—hereafter called "the Triad") to maintain their exclusive control …

Staff (2022-05-08). US sacrifices Ukraine to control Europe, Chinese vice FM says. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Chinese Vice Foreign Minister said that the US hopes to "add fuel to the fire" and hinder the negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, adding that the US purpose is to sacrifice Ukraine to control Europe and weaken Russia.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-08). Scott Ritter on Russia, USA, and Ukraine nazism. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

____ (2022-05-08). Fact Sheet on the National Endowment for Democracy. ecns.cn The United States has long used democracy as a tool and a weapon to undermine democracy in the name of democracy, to incite division and confrontation, and to meddle in other countries' internal affairs, causing catastrophic consequences.‚ÄÇ…

____ (2022-05-08). U.S. set to mark grim milestone of 1 mln coronavirus-related deaths: report. ecns.cn The United States is set to mark a grim milestone of 1 million coronavirus-related deaths but the COVID-19 pandemic is not done yet, said a report of American media outlet ABC6.

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2022-05-07: News Headlines

Contributing Writers (2022-05-07). Ukraine Snipers Killed Civilians in Mariupol Say Residents. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

amarynth (2022-05-07). On Wars, Propaganda and outright Lies. thesaker.is By Francis Lee for the Saker Blog. Here is a typical political offering from the British centre-left. As follows: "Putin's war on Ukraine has led to thousands of deaths, upended…

Editor2 (2022-05-07). Sycophants and Slaves: US Empire is Impervious to any Advice That Might Save it. orinocotribune.com The US Empire pulls out all the stops to forestall its own demise: neo-Nazis, proxy wars, its fearsome agitprop — still, it can't escape the writing on the wall, according to an American political analyst and writer. | Daniel Patrick Welch made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Thursday while commenting on a report which said two months after the warning that Beijing appeared poised to help Russia in its fight against Ukraine. | The Reuters report quoted US officials saying they have not detected overt Chinese military and economic support, a welcome development in the tense US-China relations…

____ (2022-05-07). Expansion into Asia-Pacific: NATO military bloc is poison, not antidote. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Global TimesMay 7, 2022 Japan shouldn't be a promoter for NATO's Asia-Pacific expansion The Ukraine crisis and the geopolitical tragedy it has triggered are not enough to kill the hunger of the US and some Western countries to reap political profits from the situation. Visiting Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his British counterpart Boris …

____ (2022-05-07). Fact Sheet on the National Endowment for Democracy. ecns.cn The United States has long used democracy as a tool and a weapon to undermine democracy in the name of democracy, to incite division and confrontation, and to meddle in other countries' internal affairs, causing catastrophic consequences.‚ÄÇ…

Editor2 (2022-05-07). Mexico Calls for Latin American Lithium Alliance. orinocotribune.com The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has "There has been communication with the president of Bolivia (Luis Arce), he, in turn, has a relationship, like us, with the president of Argentina (Alberto Fernández), who also has lithium, and with the president of Chile (Gabriel Boric), with the purpose of creating an association to help each other mutually," said the Mexican president during his morning press conf…

Staff (2022-05-07). 22 dead, dozens injured after explosion at Havana hotel. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — At least 22 people have been killed and more than 70 injured after a large explosion ripped through a historic hotel in Havana, the Cuban government has said.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-07). Orthodox Priest Falls Victim to Ukrainian Crimes Against Civilians. marktaliano.net via Vanessa Beeley "Ukrainian military keeps on murdering civilians in #Donbass. It is with deep regret that we inform you that Father Parthenius, rector of the church of St. Theodosius of Chernigov in the village of Mikhaylovka in the Luhansk region, died yesterday. He died from a shrapnel wound received during the shelling of the …

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2022-05-06: News Headlines

_____ (2022-05-06). The Middle East, the US and the Ukrainian Crisis. journal-neo.org For several decades, US policy in the Middle East has been depended on the cooperation of the Gulf states, headed by Saudi Arabia, and on Israel, Egypt, and Turkey. However, since the Obama administration, relations between Washington and the main regional powers have become increasingly strained. Primarily due to the substitution by the United States …

Toward increased Networking (2022-05-06). Online events with John Bellamy Foster, Jodi Dean, Margaret Kimberley, David Wengrow, etc. indybay.org Here are about a dozen online events taking place over the next 2 weeks (and starting at 3 pm today, May 4th), featuring people such as John Bellamy Foster, Marcello Musto, Jodi Dean, Jeremy Lent, Margaret Kimberley, David Wengrow, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

____ (2022-05-06). U.S. should stay simple in Ukraine crisis: NYT columnist Thomas Friedman. ecns.cn (ECNS) — New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman on Tuesday published an opinion work "A Message to the Biden Team on Ukraine: Talk Less", criticizing the Biden Administration of talking too much about its goal on the Ukraine crisis.

____ (2022-05-06). Zhao Lijian: China is a victim of U.S. disinformation campaign when asked about Ukraine crisis. ecns.cn

Editor2 (2022-05-06). The Aggressors Accuse Russia of 'Blackmail' for Defending its Currency, Energy Wealth, and Even Its Existential Security. orinocotribune.com By Strategic Culture Foundation — Apr 29, 2022 | Our enemy is the Western system of U.S.-led imperialism, its capitalist elite, and their political flunkies like Joe Biden and Ursula von der Leyen. | The United States and its NATO and European Union allies have imposed unprecedented economic sanctions on Russia that amount to economic warfare. This warfare has been going on, discernibly, since the CIA-backed coup in Ukraine in 2014 on the back of allegations of Russian wrongdoing, for example, the alleged annexation of Crimea. It's the logic of a poacher posing as the gamekeeper. | For eight years, the U.S.

amarynth (2022-05-06). Russian Sanctions on Europe: Gonzalo Lira II. thesaker.is Gonzalo Lira : commentary on the decree that Vladimir Putin signed as follows: Executive Order on retaliatory special economic measures in connection with unfriendly actions of certain foreign states and…

Fight Back (2022-05-06). The full story of how Louisianans defeated the 'Don't Say Gay' bill. fightbacknews.org Baton Rouge, LA – On May 3, the Louisiana House of Representatives Education Committee struck down this state's version of the "Don't Say Gay" bill by a seven to four vote. This decision came after a mass upsurge of students, parents, teachers, social workers and LGBTQ+ community members demanding to shut the bill down. | HB 837, the "Don't Say Gay" or "Classroom censorship" bill, attempted to prohibit all discussion of gender identity or sexual orientation in K-8 classrooms. On top of this, it was an effort to ban teachers from disclosing their gender identities or sexual orientations to students. | Once a legi…

Ramona du Houx (2022-05-06). Abortion is not only about women its a human, civil, environmental rights issue says EOPA. indybay.org EOPA, an organization of thousands of elected officials, is appalled by the leaked Supreme Court abortion decision and warns of civil liberty erosion. Black and Brown communities will suffer the most. They do now, from fossil fuel production and factories that spew toxins, which have been strategically located in their communities because they were redlined decades ago. Environmental justice will become a utopian dream if we start eroding women's rights, as all American rights will become endangered. If this right to privacy is stripped, every person could face a future in which the government can potentially int…

Mark Gruenberg (2022-05-06). Amazon Labor Union tells White House and Senate: Pass the PRO Act. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—Organizing, union wins, and corporate greed were the top topics of both workers and labor leaders in a whirlwind round of a White House meeting and a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill. And Amazon, both how to beat it and what to do about it, was a top topic of the sessions on May …

Liberation staff-Olympic Peninsula (2022-05-06). Sequim, Washington, socialist May Day celebration brings together the community. liberationnews.org The event honored the community's food workers: aquaculture laborers, ranch workers, dairy farm workers, foragers, fishmongers, dishwashers, chefs, cooks, bartenders, servers and all those who are involved in food production, access and security.

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of CA (2022-05-06). Saturday 5/14: Sacramento: Bans Off Our Bodies! March & Rally for Roe at CA State Capitol. indybay.org California State Capitol- west steps, 10th St and L Street and N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814…

Angela (2022-05-06). Saturday 5/7: Virtual film screening :Promises and Betrayals: Britain and the Struggle for the Holy Land. indybay.org

Harald Neuber & Natylie Baldwin (2022-05-06). Open letter and Breaking the logic of war. indybay.org The delivery of large quantities of heavy weapons, however, could make Germany itself a party to the war. A Russian counterattack could then trigger the mutual assistance clause under the NATO treaty and thus the immediate danger of a world war. Natylie Baldwin emphasizes how Zelensky's outlawing of parties and dissenting media are dictatorial.

Mad as Hell Activists (2022-05-06). Sunday 5/8: Mad as Hell Raging Grannies & Handmaids Procession for Reproductive Justice. indybay.org Meet at the corner of Allston Way and MLK in Berkeley at 1: 45 pm. We start the procession promptly at 2pm.

NORMA (2022-05-06). Thursday 5/5: Reproductive Justice Coalition meeting. indybay.org Via zoom…

UUSF Human Rights Working Group, Forum (2022-05-06). Sunday 5/15: Dangerous Truths 4: The HIDDEN History of the American Revolution. indybay.org Join us on ZOOM Sunday, May 15 from 1 to 3 PM Pacific Time zoom.us/j/97943552080?pwd=ZGI4YkNrTURuT1Fac2ZoZ1JBekRKUT09 | Dial by your location (+1 669 900 6833) Meeting ID: 979 4355 2080 Passcode: 399370…

Suds, Snacks, Socialism Forum Committee (2022-05-06). Saturday 5/7: World Workers Rising. indybay.org

People for the American Way (2022-05-06). Thursday 5/5: How We Protect Our Reproductive Freedom w/ PFAW. indybay.org Online event…

lis cox (2022-05-06). Rapid Response for Abortion Rights, SF, May 3, 2022. indybay.org The Bay Area rallied quickly for a large rally and march in SF. 1 min video here by Lis Cox.

South Bay Indigenous Solidarity (2022-05-06). Thursday 5/5: South Bay Indigenous Solidarity general meeting. indybay.org Online via Zoom. Register at us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtdeyspj8iG9Rj38I5CZ3dQCom9F2lur4u

Defend Roe Protest (2022-05-06). Sunday 5/8: Defend Roe Protest. indybay.org San Jose City Hall | 200 E Santa Clara St | San Jose, CA 95113…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-06). Discover the Negro Hill, Mormon Island and Negro Bar Burial Ground Project. indybay.org Our California Gold Rush Era burial grounds for people of African Descent, from both before and after the Civil War, are in a state of disrepair or inaccessibility due to overgrowth of vegetation, crumbling structures, and other racial challenges seeking to erase, distort or forever destroy the salient contributions of our ancestors must be systemically challenged.

Lynda Carson (2022-05-06). John Stewart Company manages properties for the Alameda Housing Authority. indybay.org Property Managers That Should Have A Real Estate License, But Do Not, Are Managing Properties For The John Stewart Company, At Properties Owned By The Alameda Housing Authority!

WPASPJC (2022-05-06). Tuesday 5/3: San Jose: Rally for Abortion Rights at SJ City Hall. indybay.org San Jose City Hall Plaza, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose CA 95113…

____ (2022-05-06). Lantern museum a tourist hot spot in Fuzhou. ecns.cn A lantern museum has attracted many visitors in Fuzhou Minyue Rivertown in Southeast China's Fujian Province.

____ (2022-05-06). Nests of baya weaver spotted in S China's Yunnan Province. ecns.cn Some intricately woven nests created by baya weavers were spotted in Menglian Daizu Lahuzu Wazu Autonomous County, South China's Yunnan Province.

____ (2022-05-06). Chengdu World University Games rescheduled for 2023. ecns.cn The Chengdu 2021 World University Games has been postponed until 2023, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) announced on Friday.

____ (2022-05-06). Xinjiang sees more short-distance tours during long holiday. ecns.cn More residents turned to short-distance and urban tours in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region during the six-day Labor Day and Eid al-Fitr holiday.

____ (2022-05-06). U.S. should stop cybertheft targeting China and other nations: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn

____ (2022-05-06). Sanctions only make world economy worse: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn

____ (2022-05-06). Chinese primary, secondary schools to pay more attention to labor education. ecns.cn The new curriculum standards for compulsory labor education (2022 edition) issued by the Ministry of Education of China will be officially implemented in primary and secondary schools from the fall semester of 2022.

____ (2022-05-06). OCA announces decision to postpone 19th Asian Games. ecns.cn The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Executive Board Friday decided to postpone the 19th Asian Games, which were scheduled to be held in Hangzhou, China, from 10 to 25 September 2022.

____ (2022-05-06). Wind turbines in a sea of clouds. ecns.cn Aerial photo shows wind turbines whirling to generate electricity in Ji'an, east China's Jiangxi Province. The turbines were surrounded by a sea of clouds.

____ (2022-05-06). Mysterious pattern spotted in Qaidam Basin. ecns.cn A mysterious pattern is spotted near the "Devil's Eye", Aiken Spring, in Qaidam Basin, northwest China's Qinghai Province, May 5, 2022…

____ (2022-05-06). 19th Asian Games postponed. ecns.cn The 19th Asian Games, originally scheduled to be held from September 10 to 25 This year in Hangzhou,east China's Zhejiang Province, will be postponed, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) director general announced on Friday.

____ (2022-05-06). Striving for rigorous and targeted epidemic prevention and control. ecns.cn CPC Central Committee convened a meeting on Thursday to analyze the new development of COVID-19 and arrange key measures for better and more rigorous epidemic control. General Secretary Xi Jinping presided over the meeting and delivered an important speech.

____ (2022-05-06). China releases list of most-wanted fugitives for women, child trafficking. ecns.cn China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS) has released a list of the six most-wanted fugitives for their involvement in major crimes of abduction and trafficking of women and children.

____ (2022-05-06). 10 rescued, 53 confirmed dead in central China's building collapse. ecns.cn Ten people have been rescued and 53 confirmed dead in a self-built residential structure collapse in central China's Hunan Province as of Friday, according to local authorities at the press conference.

____ (2022-05-06). China's box office gets holiday boost, amassing 297 mln yuan. ecns.cn China's movie box office enjoyed a bounce over the May Day holiday, amassing 297 million yuan (44.77 million U.S. dollars) over the five-day period ending Wednesday.

____ (2022-05-06). 5 dead, 3 injured in pileup in east China. ecns.cn Five people were killed and three others injured in a pileup involving a car and three trucks on a highway in Jieshou County of east China's Anhui Province, according to the provincial emergency management department on Friday.

____ (2022-05-06). Ambassador: Sound trade ties benefit China, U.S. ecns.cn Sound and healthy trade and economic relations between the United States and China are in the fundamental interests of both nations, said Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Qin Gang, who also urged the U.S. government to cancel tariffs and stop politicizing trade and business.

____ (2022-05-06). China moves forward in balanced education efforts. ecns.cn All 2,895 counties across China have passed the national assessment of balanced development in compulsory education by the end of last year, thanks to unrelenting efforts from central and local authorities, the Ministry of Education said on Thursday.

____ (2022-05-06). China sets up investigation team for building collapse. ecns.cn The State Council, China's cabinet, has decided to set up an investigation team for a recent building collapse in central China's Hunan Province.

____ (2022-05-06). Chinese ambassador urges U.S. to stop politicizing business, trade ties with China. ecns.cn Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang has urged the United States to stop politicizing China-U.S. business and trade ties and cancel the additional tariffs on Chinese goods that Washington still hasn't let go.

amarynth (2022-05-06). German Chancellor Scholz Attended Girls' Day in Berlin, Accidentally Flew For NATO To Japan Next. thesaker.is by Thorsten J Pattberg for the Saker Blog [Transcript] Hello, Dr. Pattberg here at the German Embassy in Tokyo. In this presentation, I would like to pertain to the brutal…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-06). Iwakuni residents fight back against US military presence. peoplesdispatch.org Residents of Iwakuni, which hosts one of the largest US foreign bases, recently announced that they will file a lawsuit that could have wider implications for foreign military bases in Japan…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-05-06). Washington's Threats May Ruin Summit of the Americas. orinocotribune.com Tension continues around the holding of the next Summit of the Americas, scheduled for June in Los Angeles, California, from which the United States government insists on excluding the republics of Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. | Criticism is growing around Washington's announcement, as the US seemingly granted itself the right to decide who to invite and who to exclude, although the international forum is supposed to be a platform and meeting place for all continental political leaders, without exception. | To date, there has been no change of position or further announcement from the US in response to the stat…

Guillermo Carmona (2022-05-06). Argentina a la vanguardia de la política Antártica. globalizacion.ca Argentina ha sido pionera en la Antártida, donde sostiene una presencia permanente e ininterrumpida desde 1904 a partir de la inauguración de la estación científica de Orcadas, siendo el primer país en instalarse en el continente blanco. Recordar y reivindicar…

Paulo Rocha (2022-05-06). Alianza histórica para reconstruir Brasil. globalizacion.ca Un soplo de esperanza viene de San Pablo, la mayor ciudad de Brasil, y, estoy seguro, cobrará fuerza en todo el país: la definición de la candidatura de Lula y Alckmin para la Presidencia de la República representa un acuerdo…

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-05-06). Hashd al-Sha'abi forces repel ISIL attack in eastern Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Iraq's Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) forces, also known as Hashd al-Sha'abi, repelled the attacks of remnants of ISIL terrorist group in Diyala province in eastern Iraq on Friday morning.

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