2021-05-04: News Headlines

Jason Ditz (2021-05-05). Hundreds Reported Killed in Latest Taliban Offensive. news.antiwar.com Heavy fighting raged in seven provinces across Afghanistan as the Taliban looked to launch a new offensive in the face of the May 1 deadline, The Afghan Defense Ministry

Jason Ditz (2021-05-04). Joint Chiefs Chairman: Afghans 'Reasonably' Well Equipped, Trained. news.antiwar.com 20 years of US occupation of Afghanistan has seen billions of dollars spent subsidizing the Afghan military into the unsustainably large force it is today. Afghan officials have repeatedly said they believe that it is self sufficient for defending Afghanistan. | US Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Mark Milley Talking about the Afghan military, Milley presented them as "reasonably well equipped, reasonably well tra…

Jason Ditz (2021-05-04). Pentagon Downplays Afghan Attacks, Says Won't Affect Withdrawal. news.antiwar.com Heavy fighting in Afghanistan over the weekend is being downplayed by the Pentagon, which presented This is a major difference in the narrative of the US military, as Taliban attacks were long the excuse for slowing the drawdown, and dragging the pullout beyond the May 1 deadline. Now, with the date pushed back to September 11, they are no longer concerned. | Likely part of the…

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-04). CENTCOM: Afghanistan Withdrawal 2 to 6 Percent Complete. news.antiwar.com US Central Command (CENTCOM) said on Tuesday that the process of pulling troops out of Afghanistan was between two and six percent complete. | The release said the US had officially turned its military base at New Antonik to the Afg…

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-04). Blinken Says US Is Pulling Troops Out of Afghanistan But 'Not Withdrawing'. news.antiwar.com On Monday, "But we've also been clear that even as our forces are drawing down and pulling out of Afghanistan, we are not withdrawing, we are not disengaging," Blinken "We intend to be ve…

sputniknews (2021-05-04). Afghan Army Airstrike Kills 10 Talibs in Northern Afghanistan. sputniknews.com KABUL (Sputnik), Rahimullah Khogyany – Afghan government forces carried out an airstrike on a Taliban* convoy in the northern Faryab province, reportedly killing 10 militants, including senior members of the movement, the defense ministry said in a statement to Sputnik on Tuesday.

Staff (2021-05-04). The right attacks democracy because the right doesn't want democracy. therealnews.com From the insurrectionary attack on the Capitol to Republican plutocrats' plots to kill the push for expanded voting rights, the right wing's constant, brazen attacks on democracy are as dastardly as they appear. Will Democrats fight back?

Staff (2021-05-04). Progressives in Congress Should Unite to Slash Biden's Military Budget. truthout.org Imagine this scenario: A month before the vote on the federal budget, progressives in Congress declare, "We've studied President Biden's proposed $753 billion military budget, an increase of $13 billion from Trump's already inflated budget, and we can't, in good conscience, support this." | Now that would be a show-stopper, particularly if they added, "So we have decided to stand united, arm in arm, as a block of 'no' votes on any federal budget resolution that fails to reduce military spending by 1…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-04). Military Situation In Iraq On May 4, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | — On May 2, the Iraqi resistance groups fired 3 rockets on US forces at Camp Victory near Baghdad International Airport | — On May 3, the Iraqi resistance groups attacked positions of US forces in Balad Airbase with 9 rockets | — On May 3, the PMU carried out a security operation in the west of Tuz Khurmato area | — On May 3, 3 Turkish military personnel were killed in northern Iraq, according to the Turkish MOD | — On May 4, clashes between Tur…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-04). The Values Of Democracy: Latvian Gay Man Dies After Being Burned Alive. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 28th, a 29-year-old Latvian medical assistant died of severe burns in the small, idyllic, historical city of Tukums, Latvia. | 29-year-old Normunds Kindzulis suffered burn wounds over 85 percent of his body after he was found engulfed in flames on his front doorstep. | He was allegedly set ablaze by his neighbors for being homosexual, in the bastion of democracy and human rights that stands against the evil "Russian Empire" alongside the other Baltic states — Latvia.

Anonymous103 (2021-05-04). Two Russian Military Strongholds Established In Armenia On Azerbaijani, Iranian Borders. southfront.org Russian peacekeepers in the Nagorno-Karabakh region. Source: Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS | Two new strongholds of the 102nd Russian military base in the Syunik region, bordering on Azerbaijan and Iran, in the south of Armenia. The announcement was made by Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan on May 3."This is an additional security guarantee not only for the Syunik region but for Armenia," Pashinyan was quoted as saying. | "The external security system of Armenia was not changed either before the war…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-04). Senior Diplomat Dead In Fall From High-Rise Building In Tehran. southfront.org Mural on the American Embassy in Iran. (Credit: Phillip Maiwald) | The Iranian police have announced an investigation into the death of a high-ranked Swiss diplomat whose body was found at the foot of a tower block in Tehran on May 4th. The Swiss foreign ministry confirmed an employee at its embassy in Iran had died in an accident. | "Specialised police units are in the process of examining" the circumstances around the death of the "51-year-old Swiss citizen employed by the Swiss embassy in Tehran", the national police said…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-04). After $53 Billion in European Sales Last Year, Amazon Paid $0 in Corporate Taxes. commondreams.org "Tax avoidance stops us getting the funding we need for healthcare and public services. We need to stop it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/amazon_eu_taxes.jpg

Medea Benjamin, Marcy Winograd (2021-05-04). Squad & Co: Unite as a block to downsize Biden's military budget. nationofchange.org This is the moment to demand a substantial cut in military spending that defunds new nuclear weapons.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-04). COVID-19: Who's at higher risk of serious symptoms? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to remind people who is more at risk of serious coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms, which can vary widely. Some people have no symptoms at all, while others become so sick that they eventually need mechanical assistance to breathe. This article is written by Mayo Clinic …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-04). Top-Level Turkish Civilian-Military Delegation Visits Libya. news.antiwar.com While the world has been in lockdown because of the COVID epidemic, a new military power has appeared on the world stage: Turkey. One which has shot down Syrian, Russian and Armenian military aircraft and faced no consequences. One which has obtained Russian S-400 anti-aircraft weapons but whose standing as NATO's second largest and most …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-04). New CDC guidance for vaccinated adults. What does it mean? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced updated COVID-19 guidance for masking outdoors and for fully vaccinated people. For instance, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a protective mask outdoors, except in certain crowded settings and venues. "I completely agree with the updated CDC recommendations," says Dr. Abinash Virk, a …

_____ (2021-05-04). Protests Grow In South Korea Over Japan's Fukushima Water Plan. popularresistance.org Seoul, South Korea – Lee Dong-ho, 73, has been fishing waters off South Korea's southern coast near Japan for 40 years and his eldest son is now taking over the family business, their lifeblood. | Lee farms snapper and yellowtail, mackerel and anchovy, and runs a drying and processing plant. | "We are surrounded on three sides by the sea," Lee, who lives in Dadae village on Geoje Island, told Al Jazeera. | South Korea has transformed its fishing industry over the past 30 years amid criticism of overfishing. Lee represents positive change as most of his business involves marine-fish farming — as opposed to o…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-04). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Reducing rejection by reversing order of heart-liver transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For heart-liver transplants, the liver and heart must come from the same donor, and some patients wait years to receive both organs. Also, antibodies from the donor can increase chances of the receiving patient rejecting the heart. But Dr. Sudhir Kushwaha, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular transplant surgeon, says when a liver transplant is also involved, …

WSWS (2021-05-04). Writers, biographers protest W.W. Norton's decision to "permanently" remove Blake Bailey's biography of Philip Roth from print. wsws.org Bailey's book, likely to be the standard work on Roth's life for some time to come, has been "pulped" and its author turned overnight into a "non-person." There is no precedent for this in recent times.

_____ (2021-05-04). Why Have Media Gone To Such Lengths To Silence Mumia Abu-Jamal? popularresistance.org Philadelphia public broadcaster WHYY (4/24/21) was one of the few outlets to report on an April 24 rally seeking the release from prison of Mumia Abu-Jamal. The story included important information on Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life sentence for the 1981 killing of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. | It noted that the case has "drawn scrutiny" over claims of police, prosecutorial and judicial bias and misconduct. It cited new evidence released as part of the appeal process, including a note from a key prosecution witness asking the prosecuting attorney for money—the sort of evidence that Johanna…

_____ (2021-05-04). Jordan Releases Note Of Protest Against Israeli Attacks In Al-Aqsa Mosque. popularresistance.org Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates sent Israel a note of protest calling it to stop its attacks in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and respect its current historic and legal position. | The Ministry condemned in a statement the continuation of Israel's attacks in Al-Aqsa Mosque as it allowed the extremist settlers to raid Al-Aqsa Mosque in the last 10 days of Ramadan with severe protection from the Israeli police. | Daifallah ALfayez, the spokesperson of the ministry, said that the Jordanian kingdom condemned the Israeli attacks against Al-Aqsa Mosque and considered it a violation of the current historic a…

Syversen S, Goll G, Jà∏rgensen K, et al. (2021-05-04). Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Infliximab Induction and Remission of Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases. jamanetwork.com This randomized trial assesses the effect of therapeutic drug monitoring vs standard therapy on clinical remission at 30 weeks among patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn disease, or psoriasis) initiating infliximab therapy.

Chandra Muzaffar (2021-05-04). Our Humanity; Our Identity. counterpunch.org Identity politics has been on the ascendancy in many parts of the world in the last few decades. Its relationship to ethnicity, culture and religion is what concerns us at this point. To understand this relationship one has to consider the context. We should also try to explain the impact of identity politics upon religion

Du F, Yuan P. (2021-05-04). Effect of Adjuvant Metronomic Capecitabine on Disease-Free Survival Among Patients With Early-Stage Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. jamanetwork.com To the Editor Dr Wang and colleagues reported the results of the SYSUCC-001 study, which demonstrated a benefit in disease-free survival among patients with early-stage triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) treated with continuous metronomic capecitabine when compared with observation only after standard treatment. We have several concerns about these results.

Ashley Curtin (2021-05-04). Senate passes resolution to reinstate pollution standards for methane emissions from oil and gas sector. nationofchange.org The White House is in full support of the resolution calling it "an urgent and essential step" to protect Americans.

_____ (2021-05-04). Joint Submission To UN Special Rapporteur Over Israel's Settler-Colonial, Apartheid Regime. popularresistance.org On 30 April 2021, the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC); Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies; and Habitat International Coalition — Housing and Land Rights Network submitted a joint submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Mr Michael Lynk, laying out the framework for the illegality of Israeli colonial settlements, which are key to Israel's settler-colonial and apartheid regime, and analysing their impact on the Palestinian people's rights. The joint submission is pursuant to a call for…

WSWS (2021-05-04). Global consumer price surge hits workers. wsws.org Over the last week leading businesses, banks and financial analysts have released estimates predicting that global consumer prices, whether toilet paper, electronics or food, have and will continue to rise substantially in 2021.

WSWS (2021-05-04). Dutch caretaker government scraps partial lockdown as infections mount. wsws.org Following its European counterparts, the Dutch government has implemented the first stage of its easing of social-distancing restrictions, starting on April 28.

Bi X, Hua X, Yuan Z. (2021-05-04). Effect of Adjuvant Metronomic Capecitabine on Disease-Free Survival Among Patients With Early-Stage Triple-Negative Breast Cancer—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply We agree with Drs Du and Yuan that the optimal dosage of capecitabine is important and remains unclear. The regimen used in our study (650 mg/m2 twice daily continuously) was selected based on the study by Stockler et al that demonstrated no difference in efficacy between this metronomic regimen and the intermittent regimen (1000 mg/m2 twice daily on days 1-14 for 21 days). Our regimen resulted in fewer adverse effects, including diarrhea, compared with the standard dose used in the CREATE-X trial, as mentioned by Dr Chakrabarti and colleagues.

Stop The Money Pipeline (2021-05-04). Friday 5/7: #DefundLine3: Santa Cruz March to Stop The Oil Pipeline Now! indybay.org Meet at 180 Grant St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, then peaceful march from Grant Park to Chase Bank | Masks and Social Distancing Required; Peaceful protest…

Stop The Money Pipeline, partners (2021-05-04). Friday 5/7: San Francisco: #DefundLine3 Protest to Stop The Oil Pipeline. indybay.org E-trade Plaza (Market and Sansome), 532 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 | Masks and Social Distancing Required; Peaceful Action…

_____ (2021-05-04). Courts Can No Longer Protect Companies Over Climate Flak. popularresistance.org United Kingdom – Last month, six people stood trial in Southwark Crown Court, charged with causing criminal damage to Shell's London headquarters on April 15, 2019. The trial received little coverage at the time: although all six pleaded not guilty, it appeared to be an open and shut case. That the building was damaged was not in doubt; nor was the identity of the perpetrators. | But then, surprisingly, all six Extinction Rebellion activists were acquitted. This verdict deserves attention as it raises big questions about how far the law can protect companies that do not take real action to deal with the climate e…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-04). Prehistoric Humans First Traversed Australia By 'Superhighways'. eurasiareview.com Sometime between 50,000 and 70,000 years ago, prehistoric humans took their first steps into Sahul, an ancient landmass made up of modern Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania. But nobody knows which way they went after that. | "One of the really big unanswered questions of prehistory is how Australia was populated in the distant past. Scholars have debated it for at least 150 years," said Sandia National Laboratories archaeologist and remote sensing scientist Devin White. | Now, an international team of scientists using a Sandia supercomputer in the largest reconstruction ever attempted of prehistoric travel has…

Arab News (2021-05-04). Managing Saudi-US Relations After Crown Prince's Interview — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Dr. Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg* | It was a good move by the US to send a high-level delegation to Riyadh just a few days after Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman commented on his country's relationship with the Biden administration. The US envoys met with officials on Monday and sought to clarify the administration's "recalibration" of its policy with the region. What is needed now is to translate these new understandings into concrete measures to lead the way during the coming years. Time is of the essence, as any delay would create a vacuum that could be exploited by adversaries or lead to misunde…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-04). Mayo Clinic Minute: Understanding lung cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Each year, more people die from lung cancer than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society. To help better understand lung cancer, reporter Jason Howland talks to Dr. Karen Swanson, a Mayo Clinic pulmonologist and critical care specialist, in your …

Arturo Balderas Rodríguez (2021-05-04). øBernie en la Casa Blanca? globalizacion.ca De entrada, el simbolismo. Por primera ocasión en la historia de Estados Unidos dos mujeres presiden el Congreso cuando el primer mandatario de esa nación informó sobre sus primeros 100 días al frente del gobierno. | En la parte sustantiva, después…

Pascual Serrano (2021-05-04). Quiénes son los dueños de las vacunas privadas y cómo se están enriqueciendo. globalizacion.ca Esta es la historia de cómo los mismos accionistas son dueños de las diferentes vacunas compradas por la UE y EEUU, de cómo los gobiernos europeos pasaron de pagar 2,9 euros a 19,5 la dosis y cómo fueron esos mismos…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-04). 68 Nobel Laureates Demand DOJ Probe Into Chevron's Prosecution of Steven Donziger. commondreams.org "A nation that wants to lead on climate issues can't let multinational oil corporations pervert the democratic process and silence its critics," said 1997 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jody Williams. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/steven_donziger2.jpg

Steven Stone (2021-05-04). World Must Move From Pledges to Actual Green Recovery Spending. commondreams.org "Governments' pledges for a green recovery are popular because people everywhere understand business cannot go on as usual." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/build-back-better_0.jpg

Staff (2021-05-04). Second "Night of Qadr" observed in Sharif University mosque. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) — The ceremony of 19th night of the holy month of Ramadan was held in the Sharif University mosque by fully observing anti-coronavirus and social-distancing protocols.

Staff (2021-05-04). An armed band dismantled by IRGC in E Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) —According to the public relations of the IRGC's Quds base, a band of armed miscreants has been dismantled in Sistan and Baluchestan province.

Jason Ditz (2021-05-03). Over 100 Killed in Weekend Afghan Fighting, 30 Troops Missing. news.antiwar.com The May 1 pullout date passed, and saw US troops still in Afghanistan, and heavy fighting between Taliban and Afghan military forces in several parts of the country. The Afghan Defense Ministry The Taliban didn't comment on this, but the Afghan Defense Ministry reported clashes in Kandahar and several other provinces around the country. The Taliban itself wasn't just on th…

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-03). Report: US and Taliban in Talks Over Full Withdrawal By July. news.antiwar.com Sources told Because Biden broke the US-Taliban peace deal by pushing back the original May 1st withdrawal deadline, the Taliban has said it will not attend an upcoming Afghanistan peace summit in Istanbul. Tolo's sources said if the US agrees to pull out by early July, the Taliban will attend the Istanbul conference. | "The U…

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-03). Biden Says US Will 'Disrupt Any Threat' From Afghanistan After Withdrawal. news.antiwar.com President Biden As we bring to an end America's longest war and draw down the last of our troops from Afghanistan, al Qaeda is greatly degraded there," Biden said. "But the United States will remain vigilant…

sputniknews (2021-05-03). US, Taliban Reportedly Negotiating New Troop Pullout Deadline in July Instead of 9/11 Anniversary. sputniknews.com President Joe Biden earlier announced that the US wouldn't withdraw its forces by 1 May, as it was supposed to under a peace agreement with the Taliban* signed in 2020 by the Trump administration. Instead, Biden set the date of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks as the new deadline.

Medea Benjamin (2021-05-03). The Squad & Co: Unite as a Block to Downsize Biden's Military Budget. mintpressnews.com Now is the time for progressive congressional luminaries such as the Squad's AOC, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Presley to unite with Congressional Progressive Caucus to put their feet down and stand as a block against a bloated military budget.

Staff (2021-05-03). àöltimas Noticias Survey: Bolívar Continues to Dominate Payment Methods in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com It is quite common to hear that Venezuela has been "dollarized" and that the sovereign currency bolívar is "no longer economically worth anything." Many of the formal and informal trade prices are set in dollars, although products can be paid and purchased both in bolívars as well as in foreign currencies. The government, however, claims that in Venezuela there will never be a dollarization of the economy and that what actually exists is a set of "mechanisms of economic war and resistance that push to exchange products in other currencies and cryptocurrencies." | What is the real proportion of this phenomenon? So…

Liberation Staff (2021-05-03). Thousands around the U.S. celebrate International Workers' Day. liberationnews.org International Workers Day, May 1, is celebrated by tens of millions of people around the world. Its radical history emerged from the Haymarket Square resistance and the massacre that followed in 1886.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-05-03). Breakthrough in Afghan Peace Process! globalresearch.ca The "extended Troika" on the Afghan problem comprising the United States, …

_____ (2021-05-03). World Celebrates Press Freedom Day, Julian Assange Remains In Belmarsh Prison. popularresistance.org As people worldwide celebrate the UN's World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, WikiLeaks publisher and journalist Julian Assange remains incarcerated. | The US continues to demand Assange's extradition for his role in obtaining and publishing national defence documents from 2009 to 2011. The leaks, provided by US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, are known as the Guantanamo Files, the Iraq War Logs, the Afghan War Diary, and the US diplomatic cables (aka Cablegate). | There are noteworthy parallels which can be drawn between Assange's case and that of famed US Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. Ellsberg w…

Ron Paul (2021-05-03). Ron Paul: Will Special Interests Allow America's 'Longest War' To Finally End? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Even if "won," endless wars like our 20 year assault on Afghanistan would not benefit our actual national interest in the slightest. So why do these wars continue endlessly? Because they are so profitable to powerful and well-connected special interests. In fact, the worst news possible for the Beltway military contractor/think tank complex would be that the United States actually won a war. That would signal the end of the welfare-for-the-rich gravy train. | In contrast to the end of declared wars, like World War II when the entire country rejoiced at the return home of soldiers where they belonged, an end to…

sputniknews (2021-05-03). US Troop Pullout to Help Stability in Afghanistan, Ex-Diplomat Says. sputniknews.com Afghanistan will still face dozens of terror organisations and a number of internal problems, but the US withdrawal will also present a "wonderful opportunity" for the Afghan people simply because it will push them to sit down for talks and bridge their gaps.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Blinken Says Troop Pullout From Afghanistan 'Doesn't Mean We're Leaving'. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says there will still be US presence in Afghanistan after the pullout of American forces is completed.

Staff (2021-05-03). 20 Afghan military soldiers killed in Farah province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — At least 20 military forces have been killed in a Taliban attack in Farah province.

Jason Ditz (2021-05-03). 'Al-Qaeda' Threatens to Continue War, But Group Barely Exists in Afghanistan Anymore. news.antiwar.com With the May 1 deadline date for pullout from Afghanistan come and gone, the media is paying less attention to the Taliban, with whom the May 1 date was negotiated, and instead on al-Qaeda, who the Afghan War hasn't been about for many, many years. | Al-Qaeda is still keen to get attention though, and allegedly, unnamed 'al-Qaeda' issued a

Jason Ditz (2021-05-03). 'Al-Qaeda' Threatens to Continue War, But Group Barely Exists in Afghanistan Anymore. news.antiwar.com With the May 1 deadline date for pullout from Afghanistan come and gone, the media is paying less attention to the Taliban, with whom the May 1 date was negotiated, and focusing instead on al-Qaeda, which the Afghan War hasn't been about for many, many years. | Al-Qaeda is still keen to get attention though, and allegedly issued a This ne…

Liberation Staff (2021-05-03). Thousands around the US celebrate International Workers Day. liberationnews.org International Workers Day, May 1, is celebrated by tens of millions of people around the world. Its radical history emerged from the Haymarket Square resistance and the massacre that followed in 1886.

Staff (2021-05-03). May Day 1971: Daniel Ellsberg on Joining Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn at Historic Antiwar Direct Action. democracynow.org This week marks the 50th anniversary of the 1971 May Day protests, when tens of thousands of protesters demonstrated against the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C., and brought much of the capital to a standstill through acts of civil disobedience. The mass demonstrations terrified the Nixon administration, and police would arrest over 12,000 people — the largest mass arrest in U.S. history. Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, who attended the May Day protests, says it was part of a wave of popular discontent about the war that mobilized millions. "There was a movement of young people who felt that…

_____ (2021-05-03). Whistleblower Daniel Hale, The Drone Program And The War On Our Right To Know. popularresistance.org The United States' drone assassination program is illegal under international law, but the whistleblower who exposed it, Daniel Hale, is being prosecuted under the Espionage Act. Chip Gibbons of Defending Rights and Dissent describes who Daniel Hale is and why his act of leaking information about the program to a journalist is akin to Daniel Ellsberg leaking the Pentagon Papers. Gibbons also places Hale's action in the broader context of FBI surveillance, the war on whistleblowers and other truthtellers, such as Julian Assange, and the assault on our right to know.

Medea Benjamin, Marcy Winograd (2021-05-03). The Squad and Their Allies Should Unite to Block Biden's Massive Military Budget. commondreams.org "Now is the time for progressive congressional luminaries … to put their feet down and stand as a block against a bloated military budget." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/aoc_squad_pentagon_funding.jpg

Fight Back (2021-05-03). Tampa workers rally on International Workers Day. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – Labor and community activists in Tampa rallied May 1 to join the world in celebrating International Workers Day. The rally was called by the Tampa District of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, with speakers including Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society, Tampa Bay Community Action Committee and local union activists. | With dozens of people in attendance, the rally demanded housing and COVID assistance, more protections for all workers and an increase in funding to local social programs. The rally also demanded a stop to the proposed construction of a new Tampa Police Department (TPD) he…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-03). COVID-19: Who's at higher risk of serious symptoms? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to remind people who is more at risk of serious coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms, which can vary widely. Some people have no symptoms at all, while others become so sick that they eventually need mechanical assistance to breathe. This article is written by Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-03). New CDC guidance for vaccinated adults. What does it mean? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced updated COVID-19 guidance for masking outdoors and for fully vaccinated people. For instance, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a protective mask outdoors, except in certain crowded settings and venues. "I completely agree with the updated CDC recommendations," says Dr. Abinash Virk, a …

_____ (2021-05-03). Colombia: Violent Repression Of Anti-Government Protests. popularresistance.org Residents of Bogota and Medellin continued to report brutal police repression of anti-government protests while Colombia's third largest city Cali retook the streets on Saturday. | The massive turnout followed days of terror that left 10 people dead since Wednesday, the first day of a national strike against a tax reform proposed by the government of President Ivan Duque. | The terrorizing of the local population diminished drastically after local human rights organizations accused Defense Minister Diego Molano of playing a key role in the alleged state terror campaign on Friday. | Indigenous authorities from the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-03). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Reducing rejection by reversing order of heart-liver transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For heart-liver transplants, the liver and heart must come from the same donor, and some patients wait years to receive both organs. Also, antibodies from the donor can increase chances of the receiving patient rejecting the heart. But Dr. Sudhir Kushwaha, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular transplant surgeon, says when a liver transplant is also involved, …

_____ (2021-05-03). Drivers Forced To Drive Around Extinction Rebellion Protesters. popularresistance.org Swansea, Wales – Extinction Rebellion protesters across Swansea stopped traffic across the city after staging a sit down protest on busy roads. | The 30 minute protest, took place on Swansea's High Street, Gower Road in Upper Killay and Sketty Road in Uplands on Saturday morning. | Video footage from Upper Killay shows a protester peacefully sitting in the road wearing a sign that read: "I'm terrified that there is nothing to live for because of the climate crisis". | The protest led to queues of traffic forcing cars to drive around the protester. | In the video, one business owner can be heard asking the man to…

_____ (2021-05-03). Judge Says Columbus Police Ran 'Amok'; Restricts Use Of Force. popularresistance.org A federal judge has ordered police in Columbus, Ohio, to stop using force including tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets against nonviolent protesters, ruling that officers ran "amok" during last summer's protests of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. | Judge Algenon Marbley of the Southern District of Ohio described the actions of the Columbus police as "the sad tale of officers, clothed with the awesome power of the state, run amok." | He opened his 88-page opinion with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.: "But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech.

Yanis Iqbal (2021-05-03). A Brief History of Israeli Interventionism in Lebanon. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — Apr 30, 2021 | Israel has a long-standing interest in Lebanon. These interests have periodically manifested themselves in bloody attacks against the small Arab state. Two important sources on the Zionist plans for Lebanon are the diary of Moshe Sharett, who was the Prime Minster of Israel in 1954-1955 and who was considered a "soft Zionist", and Livia Rokach's "Israel's Sacred Terrorism: A study based on Moshe Sharett's Personal Diary, and other documents". In the latter we find some very important information, and it is worth quoting at length: | "Then he [Ben Gurion] passed on to another i…

_____ (2021-05-03). Women Run 415 Miles To Protest The Mountain Valley Pipeline. popularresistance.org Bent Mountain, VA – The Mountain Valley Pipeline protest community came together Sunday at the Bent Mountain Center to thank and commend three women who are running and cycling alongside the MVP construction path. | MVP protesters held a feast to celebrate the women who are running and cycling 415 miles from West Virginia to Virginia, paralleling the pipeline. | "We're all runners, so to be able to take something that we enjoy to be able to raise awareness to the issues that are happening, it's important to us," MVP protest runner Katie Thompson said. | Sarah Hodder, Merecedes Walters and Thompson started their 1…

_____ (2021-05-03). Study Of Unionized Newsrooms Finds Gender And Racial Pay Gaps. popularresistance.org The median salaries of women and people of color at 14 unionized Gannett newsrooms was at least $5,000 less than those of their male and white colleagues, a new study by the NewsGuild Gannett caucus found. | The median full-time salary for women in fall 2020 was $47,390, while the median for men was $57,235, representing a pay gap of $9,845. Journalists of color earned a median salary of $48,006, or $5,246 lower than the median salary for white journalists, $53,252. | A team of six volunteers put together the study, which was released Tuesday and includes data for roughly 450 employees from fall 2020. Newsrooms t…

Saskia Hostetler Lippy (2021-05-03). A City Wrestles. zcomm.org In a world that is upside down with climate change, income inequality, social injustice, and massive amounts of denial, I understand your frustration. I share it…

Bay Area Votercade (2021-05-03). Saturday 5/8: John Lewis Voter Advancement Day: Oakland Votercade & Tailgate Rally. indybay.org Meet at Malibu Lot at Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621 | Masks and Safety Distancing Required; Peaceful event…

East Asia Forum (2021-05-03). The International Economics Of Self-Harm — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Carlos Kuriyama* | Implementing or threatening another territory with economic sanctions in order to achieve a nation's political end is an age-old tactic. In ancient and medieval Europe, trade blockades were put in place to obtain commercial privileges or to compel opponents to surrender. Today, with globalisation, territories are more connected and interdependent, and the mechanisms of economic coercion are evolving in these new circumstances. | Common coercive tools in trade include import tariffs, trade remedies and export prohibitions or restrictions affecting specific goods from a particular source or…

SATP (2021-05-03). Pakistan: 'Death Squads' Unleashed In Balochistan — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Tushar Ranjan Mohanty* | On April 28, 2021, one Policeman was killed and eight others, including three Policemen, were injured in a bomb blast in the main market of Qila Abdullah town in Qila Abdullah District. | On April 27, 2021, four Frontier Crops (FC) personnel were injured when Baloch Liberation Front (

Eurasia Review (2021-05-03). Consumers Make Decisions Based On How And Why Products Are Recommended Online. eurasiareview.com As more people go online for shopping, understanding how they rely on e-commerce recommendation systems to make purchases is increasingly important. Penn State researchers now suggest that it's not just what is recommended, but how and why it's recommended, that helps to shape consumers' opinions. | In a study, the researchers investigated how people reacted to two product recommendation systems. The first system generated recommendations based on the user's earlier purchases — often referred to as content-based recommendation systems. The second provided recommendations based on what other people bought — c…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-03). Eni And Santos Sign MoU On Cooperation In Northern Australia And Timor-Leste. eurasiareview.com Eni, through its subsidiary Eni Australia Limited, and Santos signed Monday a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly seek cooperation opportunities. | Under the terms of the MoU, the companies said they will seek optimizations, synergies and sharing of infrastructure between the Barossa Project and the Evans Shoal development, including the potential expansion of Darwin LNG and options to repurpose and extend the life of Bayu-Undan. | Additionally, the companies will work toward potential joint development of CO2 capture and storage or utilization (CCUS) facilities, serving not only assets ow…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-03). Mayo Clinic Minute: Understanding lung cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Each year, more people die from lung cancer than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society. To help better understand lung cancer, reporter Jason Howland talks to Dr. Karen Swanson, a Mayo Clinic pulmonologist and critical care specialist, in your …

sputniknews (2021-05-03). 'Get the F**k Out': Philippines Hits Out at Beijing Over South China Sea Reef. sputniknews.com Since April, Beijing and Manila have been embroiled in a standoff over fishing grounds near South China Sea reefs claimed by both sides.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Italian Authorities Say Rome's Colosseum Will Get a New Arena Floor. sputniknews.com The country' Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini hailed the project as "extraordinary". According to the official, it will allow visitors to walk into the centre of the arena and stand where the gladiators once fought.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Let Me in, Human! Golden Retriever Pup Can't Open Door. sputniknews.com Canines are really smart creatures, and they understand almost everything – except for some bizarre stuff humans invented. Like glass, for example, or doors between rooms. And when you have a glass door, it is just too complicated for them to wrap their minds around that ridiculous thing!

_____ (2021-05-03). Are Canadian Police Providing Training To The Colombian police? popularresistance.org On May 1, the British independent media outlet The Canary reported: "Over recent days, the Colombian national police have killed a number of civilians protesting a proposed tax hike on basic goods. Many more civilians have been injured, and Colombia's riot police reportedly sexually assaulted a woman." | The article by independent journalist John McEvoy further notes: "Documents obtained by The Canary can reveal that the UK's College of Policing has been training Colombian police over the past three years." | Is there a similar relationship between Canada and Colombia? | On October 30, 2017, the Canadian Press re…

Staff (2021-05-03). Biden should have moved faster to rejoin JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — Stating that the US was too cautious and should have simply rejoined the JCPOA on the understanding that Iran would come back into compliance, Prof. Frank von Hippel believes Netanyahu would like a war between the US and Iran.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-03). Recent incidents in Israel part of Resistance's revenge. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — The aide to Iranian Parliament's speaker says that the recent incidents in Palestinian-occupied lands of Israel were part of the Resistance groups' response to the Zionist regime's mischiefs and acts of sabotage.

Staff (2021-05-03). Rocket hit US 'Balad' air base in Iraq's Saladin prov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — News sources on Monday evening reported a rocket attack on US Balad Air Base in Iraq's Saladin province, saying it was the deadliest attack since martyrdom of commanders of Resistance.

Staff (2021-05-03). China's new nuclear submarine can hit mainland US. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — China's newly commissioned nuclear-powered submarine is able to hit targets at a distance of 10,000 kilometers (6,200 miles), i.e. the mainland US.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-03). Foreign minister, military chief: Ukraine's NATO-standard army to be integrated into global military force. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Foreign minister, military chief: Ukraine's NATO-standard army to be integrated into global military forceRick Rozoff Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, who was at NATO headquarters slightly more than a week ago to meet with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, spoke with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and confirmed that his …

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-03). Confirming GOP Fears, Poll Shows For the People Act Is Popular With Republican Voters. commondreams.org An adviser to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell lamented in March that "when presented with a very neutral description" of the For the People Act, "people were generally supportive." He was right to worry, according to a new poll. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/absentee_ballot.jpg

Nick Licata (2021-05-03). Ignorance Does Not Lead to Freedom. counterpunch.org The slogans of the January 6 insurrections who stormed the Capitol demonstrated much passion. But they had little understanding of how a democratic government works. Nor did they care to find out. Foreign terrorists did not manipulate them. They earnestly believed as President Donald Trump told them that day and for weeks beforehand, that Congress

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M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-05-03). Breakthrough in Afghan Peace Process! globalresearch.ca The "extended Troika" on the Afghan problem comprising the United States, …

_____ (2021-05-03). World Celebrates Press Freedom Day, Julian Assange Remains In Belmarsh Prison. popularresistance.org As people worldwide celebrate the UN's World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, WikiLeaks publisher and journalist Julian Assange remains incarcerated. | The US continues to demand Assange's extradition for his role in obtaining and publishing national defence documents from 2009 to 2011. The leaks, provided by US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, are known as the Guantanamo Files, the Iraq War Logs, the Afghan War Diary, and the US diplomatic cables (aka Cablegate). | There are noteworthy parallels which can be drawn between Assange's case and that of famed US Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. Ellsberg w…

sputniknews (2021-05-03). US Troop Pullout to Help Stability in Afghanistan, Ex-Diplomat Says. sputniknews.com Afghanistan will still face dozens of terror organisations and a number of internal problems, but the US withdrawal will also present a "wonderful opportunity" for the Afghan people simply because it will push them to sit down for talks and bridge their gaps.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Blinken Says Troop Pullout From Afghanistan 'Doesn't Mean We're Leaving'. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says there will still be US presence in Afghanistan after the pullout of American forces is completed.

Staff (2021-05-03). 20 Afghan military soldiers killed in Farah province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — At least 20 military forces have been killed in a Taliban attack in Farah province.

Jason Ditz (2021-05-03). 'Al-Qaeda' Threatens to Continue War, But Group Barely Exists in Afghanistan Anymore. news.antiwar.com With the May 1 deadline date for pullout from Afghanistan come and gone, the media is paying less attention to the Taliban, with whom the May 1 date was negotiated, and instead on al-Qaeda, who the Afghan War hasn't been about for many, many years. | Al-Qaeda is still keen to get attention though, and allegedly, unnamed 'al-Qaeda' issued a

Jason Ditz (2021-05-03). Over 100 Killed in Weekend Afghan Fighting, 30 Troops Missing. news.antiwar.com The May 1 pullout date passed, and saw US troops still in Afghanistan, and heavy fighting between Taliban and Afghan military forces in several parts of the country. The Afghan Defense Ministry The Taliban didn't comment on this, but the Afghan Defense Ministry reported clashes in Kandahar and several other provinces around the country. The Taliban itself wasn't just on th…

WSWS (2021-05-03). Germany's official COVID-19 contagion policy puts hundreds of thousands of students and educators at risk. wsws.org The updated Infection Protection Act reinforces the government's reckless contagion policy in schools and threatens the health of students.

WSWS (2021-05-03). COVID-19 death of 13-year-old Brampton girl underscores criminality of Canada's open economy/open schools policy. wsws.org Emily's tragic, entirely preventable death has triggered an outpouring of anger towards the political elite and solidarity with the stricken family.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Hillary Clinton Gives Biden 'A' for Effort, Says He Is 'Less Constrained' Than Predecessors. sputniknews.com On Friday, Biden marked his first 100 days in office, in which he has already reversed several policies of the previous president. Biden is now facing a major crisis on the southern border and a COVID-19 related economic crisis.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-03). Iran blocks entry of 5,000 foreigners from eastern borders. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — The deputy head of Iran's Police Brigadier General Ghasem Rezaei said that as many as 5,000 foreign passengers were prevented from entering the country from the eastern borders amid Covid-19 cases surge in India.

Fight Back (2021-05-03). 1000-plus join May Day march in Minneapolis. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN — On a hot 87-degree afternoon, a large crowd assembled at the starting location for the International Workers Day march that was hosted by a large coalition of union, immigrant rights groups and other progressive organizations in the Twin Cities area. | The Coalition was initially called for by Minnesota Workers United and the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee, and quickly grew from there to include 17 unions, seven immigrant rights organizations and ten other activist groups. | A contingent of made up of Freedom Road Socialist Organization supporters and members marched behind a…

Fight Back (2021-05-03). NYC May Day protest marches on Jeff Bezos' home. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Around 400 people gathered in Union Square on a sunny afternoon of May 1, International Workers Day. Dozens of organizations based in New York came together to not only celebrate workers and our struggles, but to call for the general demands of unionizing and organizing all workers, immediate asylum for all migrants, abolishing ICE and stopping police terror. | Union Square is historically a symbolic location for the New York City labor struggle and has been the home of countless May Day rallies. | There was a 2-and-a-half hour program of speeches and cultural performances before the crowd marched…

sputniknews (2021-05-03). 'Little, But Somewhat Historic': Parties Team Up With Sweden Democrats on Joint Migration Proposal. sputniknews.com The joint proposal, the first one to include the long-time political outcasts Sweden Democrats alongside members of the centre-right alliance, envisages a tightening of language requirements, limits relatives' immigration, and makes it more difficult to obtain a residence permit for humanitarian reasons.

Susan Price (2021-05-03). Weapons in the battle for socialist ideas. greenleft.org.au To persuade people to join a political movement, write Alex Salmon and Dirk Kelly, leftists need to learn how to use logic to make better arguments.

Jack Heyman, posted by the Jamal Journal (2021-05-03). Angela Y. Davis and the ILWU lead San Francisco May Day March. indybay.org On May Day marches occurred around the U.S. and around the world. While it is a labor holiday celebrated in 100 countries it is not recognized here where it originated in 1886 over the struggle for the 8 hour work day and safer working conditions. | Arguably, the largest demonstration in the U.S. occurred in San Francisco where an estimated 4,000 marchers, trade unionists, community groups and leftists, gathered at the Embarcadero and marched to Civic Center to commemorate the 1934 Maritime and General Strike provoked by the police murder of two strikers.

Staff (2021-05-03). Colombia's Iván Duque Withdraws Tax Reform — New Proposal to be Processed. orinocotribune.com After four days of intense protests, a number of deaths and dozens of serious injuries, the president of Colombia, Iván Duque, announced that the tax reform that led to the protests will be withdrawn from Congress, and that he will submit a new proposal in accordance with the consensus reached in the discussion with political parties. | "I ask the Congress of the Republic to withdraw the project filed by the Ministry of Finance and urgently process a new project as a result of consensus and thus avoid financial uncertainty," said Duque. | Likewise, he reiterated what he has already maintained over the last days,…

Paul Haeder (2021-05-03). Daily Deluge: Billionaires Rule, The People Lose. dissidentvoice.org In Remembrance- Leni Riefenstahl It would take 1,000 me's and 1,000 hours in a week for a thousand me's to keep up with just some of the infamy and horror that is global capitalism. Capitalism's putrid fuel: pollution and many millions of collateral damaged souls. War profiteering, mercenary economic war, banking billions while communities retract, …

Kim Petersen (2021-05-03). Noam Chomsky: Something Rotten in the State of China? dissidentvoice.org The New York Times carries a transcript of Ezra Klein interviewing the venerable professor Noam Chomsky. The interview in its entirety is illuminating. However, the anarchist professor's take on China gives one pause. It seems ill-informed and requires further elucidation. ***** Ezra Klein: How do you think about China as an economic and geopolitical competitor? …

Global Research News (2021-05-03). Selected Articles: Our Humanity, Our Identity. globalresearch.ca By Identity politics has been on the ascendancy in many parts of the world in the last few decades. Its relationship to ethnicity, culture and religion is what concerns …

Anonymous007 (2021-05-03). 7 Year Anniversary Commemoration Of Odessa Massacre Met With Nazi Demonstration. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 2nd, nationalists and veterans from the Volunteer battalions carried out a march in Odessa. | About 400 people took part in it. | Ukrainian outlet Strana Members of radical nationalis…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-03). ZarifGate: Iranian Supreme Leader Chastises Foreign Minister. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 2nd, Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, issued an apology for comments that he said "annoyed" the country's supreme leader. | Recordings surfaced late last month of Zarif, long the public face of Iranian diplomacy, saying the Revolutionary Guards had far more influence in foreign and nuclear affairs than he did. | Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, appeared to chastise Zarif during a televised speech. | Khamenei didn't specifically say Zarif's name, but…

Eva Bartlett (2021-05-03). Twitter Isn't Censoring Accounts to Keep Users 'Safe', It Is Using Its Power to Spoon-feed the World Establishment Narratives. globalresearch.ca It's one thing to have policies against violence, abuse, and harassment. …

The Jamal Journal (2021-05-03). Never Forget the May 13, 1985 Massacre! Honor Delisha and Tree Africa by Freeing Mumia! indybay.org We do not have words to describe how awful it was to learn that the remains of murdered MOVE children Delisha Africa and Tree Africa were being used by the University of Pennsylania and Princeton University in such a disrespectful way. An article written by the Jamal Journal focusing on this painful tragedy will be released soon. A compilation of news stories is featured above. To mark the upcoming 36th anniversary of the May 13, 1985 massacre. A powerful 2010 video interview with Ramona Africa and an accompanying article written by Angola 3 News is reprinted below.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-03). Quibbling Over Cruelties: Human Rights Watch, Israel and Apartheid. dissidentvoice.org Criticism of Israel's policies towards Palestinians has always induced a defensive rage from its defenders and advocates. A Threshold Crossed, a report by Human Rights Watch, lit several fires of rage and disapproval. Israel, according to the authors, is responsible for apartheid policies. The word, and the application of its meaning, is immemorially nasty. This …

Fight Back (2021-05-03). FRSO funding drive surpasses $40K as of May Day! fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN — Freedom Road Socialist Organization's Spring fundraising drive has brought in more than $40,000 as of May 1, International Workers Day. Given the rapid increase in FRSO membership, plans are being made to establish a national office with full-time staff. | FRSO Organizational Secretary Tom Burke states, "Revolutionaries are called on to make many contributions to advance the struggle. We give our time, energy, and yes – money – to do what we need to do to achieve liberation and socialism. Now is time for all of us to do what we can to help FRSO make a leap forward." | A major online fundra…

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Norwegian Psychologist to Greta Thunberg: Focus on Solutions, Not 'Doomsday' Predictions. sputniknews.com According to Norwegian psychologist and Greens politician Per Espen Stoknes, the story of climate change must be 75 percent focused on solutions and 25 percent on threats, in order to successfully pass the so-caled "doomsday barrier" and be properly absorbed by the public.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-03). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Reducing rejection by reversing order of heart-liver transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For heart-liver transplants, the liver and heart must come from the same donor, and some patients wait years to receive both organs. Also, antibodies from the donor can increase chances of the receiving patient rejecting the heart. But Dr. Sudhir Kushwaha, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular transplant surgeon, says when a liver transplant is also involved, …

WSWS (2021-05-03). Australian Education Union announces phony "week of action" over Victorian teachers' workplace agreement. wsws.org The development of a new industrial agreement ought to be the trigger for a unified political struggle of teachers and school workers for decent wages and conditions, and for a genuinely free, accessible, high quality public education system.

_____ (2021-05-03). Judge Says Columbus Police Ran 'Amok'; Restricts Use Of Force. popularresistance.org A federal judge has ordered police in Columbus, Ohio, to stop using force including tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets against nonviolent protesters, ruling that officers ran "amok" during last summer's protests of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. | Judge Algenon Marbley of the Southern District of Ohio described the actions of the Columbus police as "the sad tale of officers, clothed with the awesome power of the state, run amok." | He opened his 88-page opinion with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.: "But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech.

Steve Early (2021-05-03). The Biggest Bust Ever: Direct Action Lessons From Three Days in May of 1971. counterpunch.org Fifty years ago this May, when the U.S. Capitol police were better at arresting large numbers of white trespassers, I watched 1,200 of my fellow anti-war demonstrators carted off to jail for just sitting on the back steps of the Capitol and listening to speeches from two House members. That bust was the last gasp

Staff (2021-05-03). The British Connection with Colombia's Police. globalresearch.ca In the last few days, the Colombian police showed what it …

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Blinken Says Biden Administration to Focus on Guantanamo in 'Months Ahead'. sputniknews.com Earlier, the Biden administration announced its plans to review the policy on the future of the notorious prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and said that it plans to shutter the detention center by the end of its tenure.

Amal Ahmed (2021-05-03). The Father of Environmental Justice Isn't Done Yet. thenation.com The Father of Environmental Justice Isn't Done Yet…

CJ Polychroniou (2021-05-03). May Day And The United States Of Amnesia. zcomm.org The struggle against neoliberal capitalism requires a well-organized working-class movement that hasn't succumbed to the form of historical amnesia imposed by the powers that be…

Robert R. Raymond (2021-05-03). Gig Workers Are Organizing an Intersectional Movement. zcomm.org With surprisingly progressive policy proposals like the PRO Act winning the support of the Biden administration, we may be witnessing the beginning of a shift in how gig workers are treated…

Staff (2021-05-03). 230th anniversary of enactment of Polish Constitution. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — The 230th anniversary of the enactment of the Polish Constitution, the first in Europe, should be an inspiring holiday for the whole of today's Europe, says Polish President.

Staff (2021-05-03). Iran Swiss diplomats mull over coop. to end Yemen Crisis. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — Senior Iranian and Swedish diplomats stressed the need for continued consultation and cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Sweden in order to reach a political solution to end the Yemen Crisis.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-03). Police arrest 3 armed men over kidnapping in SE Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — The Iranian Law Enforcement forces have put an end to a kidnapping of a 50-year-old man in Narmashir in the southeastern province of Kerman with arresting 3 armed hostage-takers.

UC Berkeley Cops Off Campus (2021-05-03). Saturday 5/15: Bloody Thursday Rally and Protest. indybay.org The anniversary of Bloody Thursday at People's Park — a historic moment of violent policing on Berkeley's campus.

Jason Ditz (2021-05-03). North Korea Warns of 'Very Grave Situation' After Biden's Comments. news.antiwar.com President Biden has made his first policy comments toward North Korea, and North Korean officials are very pessimistic, warning that Biden shows i Their big concern was Biden referring to them as a "security threat" to the US, which North Korean officials said was a blunder and leads to a "very grave situation" between the two nations. | There had been hope of diplomatic rapprochement between the US…

news.un (2021-05-02). UN condemns deadly attack at guesthouse in Afghanistan. news.un.org The United Nations strongly condemned Friday's suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan, in which at least 21 persons were killed and over 100, including women and children, wounded.

Anonymous669 (2021-05-02). 30 Afghan Soldiers Missing After Taliban Captured Garrison In Ghazni Province (Map Update). southfront.org Illustrative Image | On May 1, at least 30 soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) went missing in the southeastern Afghani province of Ghazni after an attack by the Taliban. | According to the TOLO News channel, the missing soldiers were manning a checkpoint in the area of Arzoo which was raided by Taliban militants. | Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, confirmed that the group's militants captured a large garrison as well as a checkpoint in Arzoo. The spokesman claimed that 20 soldiers were captured alon…

teleSUR (2021-05-02). What's Behind Horrific Reports from India and Brazil. telesurenglish.net As is usual when covering developing countries, mainstream media do not spare horrific images of the Covid-19 crisis in India or Brazil, so as to make people in rich countries realize how well off they are in that respect. In comparison, that is. India and Brazil share deep inequalities and policies that have neglected public health | RELATED: | Such reports do not dig very much into underlying issues, ranging from dome…

Fight Back (2021-05-02). Denver students hold rally against police injustice on campus. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO – Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) rallied here April 29, as a part of their campaign to disarm and defund the Auraria Campus Police Department. | SDS has been working to disarm and defund ACPD since the summer of 2020. Since then, police funds on campus actually did go down by 6%, but when compared to a 9.7% general budget cut due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the police are actually receiving a larger percentage of the total budget – despite only one in three classes being held on campus. | SDS demonstrations on campus were cited by the police as one of the key reasons for the establishment of a…

_____ (2021-05-02). Biden Chooses Monopoly Profits Over Lives In India. popularresistance.org India is prominent in the news right now, as it has become the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide. Rhetoric from the Biden administration might lead people to believe that resolving the crisis in India is a top priority. As thousands of people die each day in India and the United States restricts all travel from the country, however, it turns out that Biden's support for vaccine nationalism is fueling the crisis. | Biden has promised aid to India in the form of personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, test kits, and other supplies — but without vaccines, that essentially slaps a band-aid…

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat* (2021-05-02). Growing Cooperation Between Indonesian Political Parties And Chinese Communist Party — OpEd. eurasiareview.com In April, the bilateral relations between China and Indonesia have entered a long period, exactly 71 years since the two countries synergized. However, in recent years in the Moreover, when the world was disturbed by the Covid-19 pandemic which had lasted for approximately 1 year, the relationship between Indonesia and China continued and had even…

_____ (2021-05-02). Covid-19-Policy Contest Between Libertarianism v. Socialism: The Latest Results. strategic-culture.org A great deal remains that is important to know but that is currently unknown about Covid-19, Eric Zuesse writes. | Early in the "coronavirus-19" — subsequently called "Covid-19" — pandemic, Denmark and Sweden were often being compared with one-another because both are Scandinavian countries, but on 13 March 2020, Denmark had started a lockdown and imposed strict recommendations for businesses and personal behavior, whereas Sweden did nothing of the sort, and so the two countries were considered to be especially suitable to serve as being an almost controlled experiment in what the results would be of…

People's Vaccine Alliance (2021-05-02). Who's Controlling the COVID Vaccine: 10 Myths and Misdirections. commondreams.org "Support the majority of people who believe that vaccine monopolies are at odds with our universal right to health." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/peoples.jpg

Ruhi Bhasin (2021-05-02). How Indians turned social media into COVID-19 helplines to battle pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org Facing a mounting health crisis and a political establishment caught napping, Indians were forced to turn to social media to ensure supplies of oxygen and gain access to hospital beds…

Fight Back (2021-05-02). 1500 rally and march in Chicago on May Day. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – The movements for immigrant rights, against police crimes, and the labor movement of essential workers united today to mark May 1, International Workers Day in Chicago. Banners read "Legalization for all," "Stop police crimes" and "Justice for essential workers." | The mobilization represented the unity reached between the major immigrant rights group the state, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), and the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR). ICIRR's two legislative priorities are legalization for all and a pathway to citizenship at the feder…

Moderator (2021-05-02). Why the ACLU Abstained From the BLM Censorship Controversy. scheerpost.com Victoria Pickering / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Glenn Greenwald / Substack Enormous sums of money have poured into racial justice groups since the May, 2020 murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police Department officer. "The foundation widely seen as a steward of the Black Lives Matter movement says it took in just over $90 million last year," according to a February Associated Press review… |

Lawrence Wittner (2021-05-02). The Fateful Choice: Nuclear Arms Race or Nuclear-Free World. zcomm.org The recent announcement by the British government that it plans a 40 percent increase in the number of nuclear weapons it possesses highlights the escalation of the exceptionally dangerous and costly nuclear arms race. After decades of progress in reducing nuclear arsenals through arms control and disarmament agreements, all the nuclear powers are once again

Lawrence Wittner (2021-05-02). The Fateful Choice: Nuclear Arms Race or Nuclear Weapons-Free World. warisacrime.org The recent announcement by the British government that it plans a 40 percent increase in the number of nuclear weapons it possesses highlights the escalation of the exceptionally dangerous and costly nuclear arms race. After decades of progress in reducing nuclear arsenals through arms control and disarmament agreements, all the nuclear powers are once again …

_____ (2021-05-02). On Contact: Police Abuse And Torture. popularresistance.org Chris Hedges discusses police abuse and torture with civil rights attorney Flint Taylor. Taylor's new book is 'The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago'. With his colleagues at the People's Law Office, Taylor has argued landmark civil rights cases exposing the corruption and cover-ups within the Chicago Police Department and throughout the city's political machine, from the alderman to the mayor's office. The book takes the reader from the 1969 murder of Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton and Panther Mark Clark — and the historic 13-year trial that followed — to the pursuit of…

Staff (2021-05-02). International 1 May actions call for liberation of Palestine, freedom for Georges Abdallah. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network chapters and members participated in a wide range of global activities, demonstrations and mobilizations marking 1 May, International Workers' Day, as did many advocates for justice and liberation for Palestine and for Palestinian political prisoners. The flag of Palestine and banners of liberation were raised at many international demonstrations, calling for freedom for the prisoners and liberation for Palestine from the river to the sea. Samidoun Deutschland members took to the streets in Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, and Berlin, among other cities in Germany. In Frankf…

Staff (2021-05-02). Video: The liberation of Palestine — Arab and international perspectives on an alternative revolutionary path. samidoun.net On 1 May 2021, the Alternative Palestinian Path (Masar Badil) and Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network organized an online event on Arab and international dimensions of the liberation of Palestine | The article

P. K. Balachandran (2021-05-02). Takeaways From The Indian Elections — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Although the elections just held in four States and one Union Territory in India were provincial, they had immense national importance because national issues and national conditions impinged on them in addition to local issues. | Firstly, the elections forcefully brought into West Bengal State politics, a new force, "Hindutwa" or political Hinduism, professed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prior to 2019, the BJP and the ideology of "Hindutwa" were not evident in West Bengal as it had been a bastion of secular-leftist or center-left secular parties. | The BJP un…

Editor2 (2021-05-02). Campaign of Struggles: The MST Donates More Than 100 Tons of Food Throughout Brazil. orinocotribune.com The actions took place between the 10th and the 21st, during the National Campaign of Struggles in defense of Agrarian Reform in April, in memory of the 25th anniversary of the Eldorado dos Carajás Massacre | The MST is in solidarity and shares its harvest among the workers affected by the food crisis that the country is suffering, in the situation where more than half of the Brazilian population is not guaranteed that they will have food on the table. | It is estimated that there are almost 117 million suffering from food insecurity and 19 million facing severe hunger. This is what the data from the National Sur…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-02). Military Situation In Yemen On May 2, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 56 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours. | On May 1, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 24 airstrikes on the Sarwah area. | On May 2, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued in the east of Madghal district. | On May 1, heavy clashes between the Saudi-led forces and Ansar Allah were reported in the Fakher area. Ansar Allah reportedly repelled the…

Marjorie Cohn (2021-05-02). Commission Finds Anti-Black Police Violence Constitutes Crimes Against Humanity. zcomm.org On April 27, the International Commission of Inquiry on Systemic Racist Police Violence Against People of African Descent in the United States issued its long-awaited report on the U.S.'s police-perpetrated racist violence…

_____ (2021-05-02). World Police: Washington Seeks To Imprison Foreign Businesspeople. popularresistance.org The United States uses economic sanctions as a weapon against states that choose a development path independent of US global domination. Sanctions can take the form of blocking a nation's financial and trade transactions, not allowing financial institutions to process them. The US can also freeze the assets of another country. | Washington employs sanctions as a tool to destabilize governments that refuse to kow-tow to it. Sanctions are a weapon of war on civilians. Richard Nixon made this clear when, with Chile's 1970 election of socialist Salvador Allende, the US president ordered the CIA to "make the economy s…

Stansfield Smith (2021-05-02). Policía mundial: Washington busca encarcelar a empresarios extranjeros por incumplir sus sanciones ilegales. thegrayzone.com Violando la legislación internacional, Estados Unidos busca extraditar y encarcelar a empresarios extranjeros por sortear sus sanciones unilaterales. Los objetivos de Washington incluyen al ciudadano venezolano Alex Saab, el norcoreano Mun Chol Myong, y la ejecutiva china de Huawei Meng Wanzhou. Por Stansfield Smith Traducido por Diego Sequera (You can read this article in English here.) Estados Unidos emplea sanciones económicas como arma contra los estados que eligieron un camino hacia el desarrollo, independiente de la dominación global norteamericana. Las …

Stansfield Smith (2021-05-02). Policía mundial: Washington busca encarcelar a empresarios extranjeros por incumplir sanciones ilegales. thegrayzone.com Violando la legislación internacional, Estados Unidos busca extraditar y encarcelar a empresarios extranjeros por sortear sus sanciones unilaterales. Los objetivos de Washington incluyen al ciudadano venezolano Alex Saab, el norcoreano Mun Chol Myong, y la ejecutiva china de Huawei Meng Wanzhou. Por Stansfield Smith Traducido por Diego Sequera (You can read this article in English here.) Estados Unidos emplea sanciones económicas como arma contra los estados que eligieron un camino hacia el desarrollo, independiente de la dominación global norteamericana. Las …

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-02). The US is Trying to Light the Match of Islamic Extremism in China's Xinjiang. orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad, Jie Xiong — Apr 29, 2021 | The information war now conducted by the US against China centers on Xinjiang. Once again, the US uses longstanding problems—such as the rise of extremism in Central Asia (fueled to some extent by the US since the 1980s)—to create problems for its adversaries | "Kashgar is a key location for the land and sea interface of the Belt and Road, connecting not only westward to West Asia, Europe, the Red Sea, and Africa, but also southward to the Indian Ocean through the port of Gwadar," said Professor Li Bo of the China Research Institute, Fudan University.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-02). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Reducing rejection by reversing order of heart-liver transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For heart-liver transplants, the liver and heart must come from the same donor, and some patients wait years to receive both organs. Also, antibodies from the donor can increase chances of the receiving patient rejecting the heart. But Dr. Sudhir Kushwaha, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular transplant surgeon, says when a liver transplant is also involved, …

teleSUR (2021-05-02). Colombia Update: Duque to Negotiate New Tax Bill. telesurenglish.net Massive protests forced Colombia's President Ivan Duque to back down on his tax-reform bill, considered regressionist by critics. Meanwhile latest reports on police repression of demonstrations account for 15 people killed and 208 wounded, 18 of them with ocular traumas. Over 500 arrests were also reported. | RELATED: | "I am asking Congress to withdraw the law proposed by the finance ministry and urgently…

Robert J. Burrowes (2021-05-02). Killing Democracy Once and for All: The Global Elite's Coup d'Etat that Is Destroying Life as We Know It. globalresearch.ca Politically savvy individuals know that democracy has rarely existed and probably …

Jim Miles (2021-05-02). The Crash of Flight 3804 — A Lost Spy, A Daughter's Quest, and the Deadly Politics of the Great Game for Oil. globalresearch.ca Titles can be deceptive — "The Crash of Flight 3804" meant …

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar (2021-05-02). Our Humanity, Our Identity. globalresearch.ca Identity politics has been on the ascendancy in many parts of …

teleSUR (2021-05-02). Colombia's Duque Backs Down on Tax-Reform Bill After Massive Strike. telesurenglish.net Meanwhile, the mayors of Colombia's two largest cities, the capital Bogota, Claudia Lopez, and Medellin, Daniel Quintero rejected on Sunday the militarization of their cities, decreed by president Ivan Duque to crack down on massive demonstrations against a tax-reform bill that in turn was withdrawn by Government. | RELATED: | "Despite the difficulties of these days, our metropolitan police have the situation under control," said Bogota's Lopez, wh…

Fight Back (2021-05-02). Students demand police accountability on U of MN president's front lawn. fightbacknews.org St. Paul, MN – Students for A Democratic Society (SDS) held a sit-in at Eastcliff Mansion, the home of University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel, April 30, to demand police accountability on campus, community control of the police, and to divest from the West Command Task Force. The occupation lasted from noon to 6 p.m. and had an extensive program which included marshal training, cop watch, know your rights training, an explanation of CPAC, and a discussion of disability justice and policing. | The sit-in ended with a rally where community members and students spoke. Almost 100 people attended the rally, whil…

Editor2 (2021-05-02). How Nicaragua Thrives Despite Illegal US Intervention. orinocotribune.com By Madeline McClure — Apr 27, 2021 | In March, 2021, I traveled to Nicaragua as a delegate with the Sanctions Kill! coalition to witness the impact of the 'coercive measures' the U.S. uses to impose its political and economic interests, rationalized by its allegations of repression and political crisis. Yet rather than find a people under dictatorship, I arrived to a society thrumming with autonomous productivity, bolstered by decades of redistributed wealth, historic self-determination and a disciplined sense of resiliency. | There's a feeling in the air that the U.S. media hasn't quite been able to put its…

Sarah Belle Lin (2021-05-02). Family of slain 26-year-old Oakland resident demands Alameda police officers involved be charged. indybay.org On April 19, Oakland resident Mario Gonzalez, 26, died while being pinned to the ground by Alameda police officers. His family is now demanding answers from the Alameda Police Department and the city of Alameda, and that Alameda County DA Nancy O'Malley charge the three officers involved in the incident. The incident occurred the day before Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. [Video from the vigil below text.]…

John Lindsay-Poland (2021-05-02). Groundbreaking Police Demilitarization Ordinance. indybay.org Berkeley approves oversight and transparency measure for all militarized equipment used by police…

mandy vara (2021-05-02). Animal Liberation Conference in September. indybay.org The Animal Liberation Conference brings together the most dedicated animal rights activists from around the world and empowers them to take bold, collective action to achieve revolutionary social and political change for animals.

Recall City's History (2021-05-02). Mumia Abu-Jamal Supporters Rise Up with March, Rally and Ritual in Oakland. indybay.org Remembering that the Black Panther Party started off with police-watching patrols, demonstrators took to the streets in Oakland on April 24 with the call "Free Mumia!" Earlier in the week, a group of UN human rights experts expressed serious concerns over his treatment and wellbeing and called on authorities to urgently address the situation.

Poor People's Campaign, NC NAACP, more (2021-05-02). Tuesday 5/4: Moral Emergency Speak-out Against Fatal Police Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. w/ PPC & NAACP. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Global Research (2021-05-02). Como prospera Nicaragua a pesar de la intervención ilegal de Estados Unidos. globalizacion.ca En marzo de 2021, viajé a Nicaragua como delegado de Sanctions Kill! coalición para presenciar el impacto de las 'medidas coercitivas' que usa Estados Unidos para imponer sus intereses políticos y económicos, racionalizados por sus acusaciones de represión y crisis…

Staff (2021-05-02). South Africa in shock after US police kills sportsman. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 02 (MNA) — The death of South African rugby player Lindani Myeni at the hands of US police in Honolulu has aroused shock and anger in his homeland, prompting protests and calls for justice.

Staff (2021-05-02). A leader of ISIL terrorist group arrested in Turkey. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 02 (MNA) — Turkish police on Sunday revealed the arrest of a leader of the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group in Istanbul.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-02). Palestinian resistance turns into important regional actor. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 02 (MNA) — The Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs says that the Palestinian resistance has become an important and influential regional player both politically and on the battlefield.

Staff (2021-05-02). How Can You Get Iran Visa? en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — What are the documents for applying for a visa? How long is it valid? What is Iran E-visa? Can I get an Iran visa on arrival (VOA)? We answer all you need to know about the Iran visa policy in this article.

Staff (2021-05-02). VIDEO: Clasehs between yellow vest protestors & French Police. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 02 (MNA) — Despite anti-Coronavirus restrictions, tensions have increased between the yellow vest protestors and the French police.

RFE RL (2021-05-02). Iran: Baha'is Told To Bury Loved Ones Atop Mass Graves Of Political Prisoners. eurasiareview.com By Golnaz Esfandiari | ( The Baha'i community in the Iranian capital has for years buried its dead in a special section of Tehran's Khavaran cemetery, near the resting place for hundreds or even thousands of political prisoners who were victims of mass executions in the late 1980s. | Cemetery officials have in recent days reportedl…

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-05-02). Mozambique In Search Of Political And Economic Security — OpEd. eurasiareview.com While speaking during a signing ceremony of an agreement formalising World Bank support of US$100 million assistance to the affected districts, Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi unreservedly reiterated his detailed plan to enforce nation-wide security by cracking down on the militant groups who have been staging attacks in parts of the northern province of Cabo Delgado since October 2017. | He also informed that courage, persistence and determination are necessary for the full-fledged fulfilment of the plan, as well as time for modernising and building the capacity of the Mozambican forces, adding that his gov…

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-05-02). Wanted! Real Action For Media Freedom In Europe — OpEd. eurasiareview.com In a statement issued ahead of World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejƒçinoviƒá Buriƒá urged European governments to show stronger political will to protect journalists and independent journalism in order to put a stop to the deterioration of media freedom in the continent. | "Media freedom is an essential pillar of our democracies which is too often taken for granted. Respect for freedom of the media is in decline in many countries. In the last years, we have witnessed an increase in the number of cases of violence and intimidation a…

Paul Goble (2021-05-02). Banned Navalny Movement Now Goes Underground With Uncertain Consequences — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The Putin regime has banned the Navalny staffs, the public face of the opposition leader's efforts to promote public policy in Russia. Now, at least some of his supporters will continue to function underground, something with uncertrain consequences for the future of the movement and of Russia as a whole. | No one in the Putin regime or among opposition circles believes that the suppression of the Navalny staff will lower the level of anger in the population or the propensity of the Russian people to take part in demonstrations in the future, but the two groups view the future very, very differently. | Those w…

Peter Tase (2021-05-02). Slovenia: President Borut Pahor Strengthens Ties With Albania — OpEd. eurasiareview.com On March 4-5, 2019, upon the invitation of the President of the Republic of Albania, Ilir Meta, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, conducted an official visit to Albania; to strengthen the bilateral economic dialogue. | Slovenia, as a member of the European Union is the most prosperous economy in South — East Europe and is a great example of thriving market economy were food processing industry and enterprises are dominating new international markets and securing over 650 million Euros in net sales revenue per year. The example of effective public policies and diplomatic engagements…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-02). Study Reveals Extent Of Human Impact On World's Plant-Life. eurasiareview.com Research has shed new light on the impact of humans on Earth's biodiversity. The findings suggest that the rate of change in an ecosystem's plant-life increases significantly during the years following human settlement, with the most dramatic changes occurring in locations settled in the last 1500 years. | An international research team studied fossilised pollen dating back 5000 years, extracted from sediments on 27 islands. By analysing the fossils they were able to build up an understanding of the composition of each island's vegetation and how it changed from the oldest to the most recent pollen samples.

UC Berkeley Cops Off Campus (2021-05-02). Saturday 5/15: Bloody Thursday Rally and Protest. indybay.org The anniversary of Bloody Thursday at People's Park — a historic moment of violent policing on Berkeley's campus.

Editorial Team (2021-05-02). Laurence Fox not what London is looking for. challenge-magazine.org In an age where politics move further and further towards a theatrical performance, pop culture personalities and actors coming to the forefront of modern political discourse should come as no surprise. In London, Laurence Fox has come to throw his hat in the ring as a candidate for the Mayorship. The Yorkshireman in 2020 founded his own political party called the 'Reclaim Party' whose ideology purports to be a form of populist libertarian conservatism.

C.J. Polychroniou (2021-05-02). May Day and the United States of Amnesia. commondreams.org "We must keep alive the memory of the early struggles of the working-class movement for a better future." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/haymarketriot.jpg

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-02). US Military Intelligence Chief: Russia Poses Existential Threat From North to South Pole. news.antiwar.com Lieutenant General Scott Berrier, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, presented his agency's annual World Threat Assessment before the Senate Armed Forces Committee on April 29. The transcript of his testimony runs to fifty-seven pages and is broad in its scope and often detailed in its descriptions, so what follows is a précis and one …

DoD News (2021-05-02). Defense Secretary Austin Says 'Integrated Deterrence' Is Cornerstone Of US Defense. eurasiareview.com By C. Todd Lopez | Deterrence has always been the first line of defense. Preventing conflict, when possible, is greater than engaging, said the secretary of defense. | "The cornerstone of America's defense is still deterrence, ensuring that our adversaries understand the folly of outright conflict," Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said in Hawaii Friday during a change of command ceremony for the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. | "Throughout Americ…

Hassan Mahmoudi (2021-05-02). Iran: International Labor Day Gatherings Under Siege By Security Forces — OpEd. eurasiareview.com On May 1st, International Workers' Day, workers, and retirees held protest rallies in more than 20 cities in Iran, including Tehran, Karaj, Arak, Mashhad, Khorramabad, Marivan, Kermanshah, Haft Tappeh, Tabriz, Sanandaj, Rasht, Boroujerd, Qazvin, Sari, Ilam, … to commemorate International Workers' Day and to pursue their rights. | Workers are celebrating International Workers' Day in a situation where, according to government statistics, which is far from the truth, six million people partially and 1.5 million permanently lost their jobs during the coronavirus crisis up to October 2020. And between the fall o…

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