2021-05-12: Social Media Postees

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End the US war on Afghanistan
wsws.org | 2021-05-12
Washington has no intention of ending the longest war in US history; at best, it plans only to continue it by other means.

Afghanistan in Mourning After School Bombing in Kabul Kills 85, Mostly Hazara Shiite Girls
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-10
At least 85 people, mostly young girls, were killed in Afghanistan after several bomb blasts outside a school in the capital Kabul. Survivors said the bombs were timed to go off as the girls left school for the day. The neighborhood where the attack occurred is mostly populated by the minority Hazara Shia community, and the Afghan government blamed the Taliban, though the group denies responsibility. The massacre came one week after U.S. and NATO forces started their military withdrawal from Afghanistan and amid a surge in violence. We go to Kabul to speak with Basir Bita, a mentor with Afghan Youth Peace Volunte…

Will Biden Have Blood on His Hands in Afghanistan?
Jacob G. Hornberger | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-11
President Biden has announced that America's forever war in Afghanistan is finally coming to an end. He says that U.S. forces will exit the country by next September 11. That's a good thing. And it is long overdue. But there is one big problem with Biden's timetable: It violates an agreement that the U.S. government…

Programmed for War
William Astore | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-10
Why don't America's wars ever end? I know, I know: President Joe Biden has announced that our combat troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by 9/11 of this year, marking the 20th anniversary of the colossal failure of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney to defend America. Of course, that other 9/11 in 2001 shocked…

US Troops Trying to Break Through from Afghanistan into Central Asia
Valery Kulikov | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-11
Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. As the evacuation …

Pakistan Rules Out Hosting US Military After Afghanistan Withdrawal
Dave DeCamp | news.antiwar.com | 2021-05-12
Since President Biden ordered the withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan, US military officials have been hoping to reposition forces in neighboring countries. On Tuesday, Pakistan ruled out the possibility that it would be used as a base for US operations in Afghanistan or any other US wars. | Speaking to reporters in Islamabad, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan has adopted a policy that allows it to become "only partners in peace" and not join any future US war. | "No sir, we do…

CENTCOM: Afghanistan Withdrawal 6 to 12 Percent Complete
Dave DeCamp | news.antiwar.com | 2021-05-12
On Tuesday, US Central Command (CENTCOM) said the process of pulling troops out of Afghanistan was between six and 12 percent complete. | In a press release, CENTCOM said that the US has removed about the equivalent of 104 C-17 loads of material out of Afghanistan. The military has also turned over more than 1,800 pieces of equipment to the Defense Logistics Agency for destruction. | So far, the US has officially handed over one military facility to the A…

Killing Schoolgirls in Afghanistan: Fundamentalist Attackers Target Girls Leaving Kabul High School
Human Rights Watch | juancole.com | 2021-05-11
By Heather Barr | Interim Co-Director, Women's Rights Division | — ( Human Rights Watch) — Scenes from Sayed ul-Shuhada High School in Kabul, Afghanistan, where as many as 85 people including many schoolgirls were killed in an attack this weekend, should break anyone's heart. They certainly broke mine. In 2017 a filmmaker and I …

CODEPINK Holds Mother's Day Peace Rally at Golden Gate
Leon Kunstenaar, CodePink | indybay.org | 2021-05-12
Continued killing in Afghanistan and other issues protested…

Syria and Russia Won the War, But America Legitimizes Ongoing Looting
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-05-11
The Syrian people are well aware that they must persist in defying Western aggression if they are to avoid the total collapse inflicted on Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya by the Americans and their accomplices. | Irish peace activist Dr Declan Hayes explains what's at stake in Syria's forthcoming presidential election this month. He predicts incumbent President Bashar al-Assad will win re-election from having strong popular support because the Syrian people view this defiance as their best way to repel the American-led NATO covert war on their nation. The covert war for regime change has been defeated in the battlefi…

United States Withdraws From Afghanistan?
_____ | strategic-culture.org | 2021-05-10
By Noam CHOMSKY, Vijay PRASHAD | The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001 was criminal. It was criminal because of the immense force used to demolish Afghanistan's physical infrastructure and to break open its social bonds. | On October 11, 2001, journalist Anatol Lieven interviewed the Afghan leader Abdul Haq in Peshawar, Pakistan. Haq, who led part of the resistance against the Taliban, was getting ready to return to Afghanistan under the cover of the U.S. aerial bombardments. He was, however, not pleased with the way the United States had decided to prosecute the war. "Military action by itself in the…

Endless War Is A Feature of Our National Programming
Andy Kroll | tomdispatch.com | 2021-05-09
Why don't America's wars ever end? I know, I know: President Joe Biden has announced that our combat troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by 9/11 of this year, marking the 20th anniversary of the colossal failure of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney to defend America. Of course, that other 9/11 in 2001 shocked us all. I was teaching history at the U.S. Air Force Academy and I still recall hushed discussions of whether the day's body count would exceed that of the Battle of Antietam, the single bloodiest day of the Civil War. (Fortunately, bad as it was, it didn't.) Hijacked commercial airliners, turned into gui…

Second Stage Terror Wars
Edward Curtin | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-12
We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false. — William Casey, CIA Director, February. 1981 It is well known that the endless U.S. war on terror was overtly launched following the mass murders of September 11, 2001 and the linked anthrax attacks. The invasion of Afghanistan and the …

VIDEO: People condemn terrorism in front of Afghan embassy
Kamal Iranidoost | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-11
TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — A rally was held Tue. in front of the Afghan embassy in the Iranian capital to commemorate those who were martyred in the recent terrorist attack on a girl school in Kabul.

Iranian students condemn Afghanistan girl' school bomb attack
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-11
TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) –A great number of Iranian and Afghan students as well as some people convened in front of Afghan Embassy to the Islamic Republic of Iran and strongly condemned recent terrorist attack on Sayyid al-Shuhada School, west of Kabul.

Wall Street Journal: U.S. could deploy military to Central Asia after Afghan withdrawal
Rick Rozoff | antibellum679354512.wordpress.com | 2021-05-09
Wall Street Journal: U.S. could deploy military to Central Asia after Afghan withdrawalRick Rozoff The May 8 edition of the Wall Street Journal ran a feature titled Afghan Pullout Leaves U.S. Looking for Other Places to Station Its Troops which explores options the Pentagon is entertaining to station troops and equipment for an ongoing military …

Afghanistan and the Tale of the Wolf
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-10
Pablo Jofre Leal An old Russian folk tale tells the story of Peter and the Wolf. Peter, a shepherd who when tending his sheep liked to play jokes on the villagers, used to cry "The wolf is coming, the wolf is coming!!!" making the villagers run to stop him from killing their sheep. But it… Read…

The True Meaning of the Afghan 'Withdrawal'
Alfred McCoy | thenation.com | 2021-05-11
The True Meaning of the Afghan 'Withdrawal'…

Military Situation In Afghanistan On May 11, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-11
Click to see full-size image | On May 10, an IED attack was reported in Kandahar District 5 | On May 10, Taliban attacked Qalah Ya Ali Khan outpost, north of Logar | On May 10, an VBIED attack was reported on Army point in Dehyak | On May 10, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani met with Pakistan army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa and Gen. Sir Nick Carter, Britain's Chief of the Defense Staff and Head of the British Armed Forces, in Kabul | 157 Taliban members were killed and 99 others were wounded…

US Troops Trying to Break Through from Afghanistan into Central Asia
Valery Kulikov | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-11
Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. As the evacuation …

Headlines for May 10, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-10
Israeli Forces Attack, Injure Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Amid Protests Against Sheikh Jarrah Expulsions, At Least 85 People, Mostly Schoolgirls, Killed in Kabul Bomb Blasts, As COVID Devastates India, New Surges Prompt Restrictions Across Asia; Brazil Tops 15 Million Cases, WHO Approves Chinese Sinopharm Vaccine, Adding to COVAX Arsenal, Protests Erupt After Iraqi Activist Ehab al-Wazni Killed in Karbala, Colorado Springs Shooting Claims 7 Lives During Weekend Marked by Rash of Mass Shootings, DOJ Proposes Rule to Reign in "Ghost Guns" and Other Unregulated Firearms, DOJ Brings Federal Charges Against Derek Chauvin,…

Circumstances still unclear more than a month after college student Samuel Yeager fatally shot by Colorado deputy
wsws.org | 2021-05-12
While several shots can be heard on selectively edited video released by the Douglas County Sheriff's Department, the video does not show Yeager firing at the police, nor does it show how he was killed by the deputies.

World Health Organization declares B.1.617, first identified in India, the fourth variant of concern
wsws.org | 2021-05-12
The designation is used for those mutations that have demonstrated to be more contagious, deadly, or resistant to the COVID-19 vaccines currently being employed.

WFTU: Long Live May 9th! Long live Peoples' anti-fascist Victory!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-10
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). | The World Federation of Trade Unions honors the 76th anniversary of the peoples' anti-fascist victory on May 9, 2021. | 9 May is the symbol of the great victory over Fascism and Nazism which in the times of the II World War seemed impossible to many. However, the enormous military power of the Germans and the Fascist Axis (Italy and Japan), despite the enormous support they received from the German and the International Monopolies, was defeated by the organized resistance of the peoples and the role…

STAND WITH PALESTINE! Say NO to Apartheid! Join or Organize a Protest in Your Area!
Answer Coalition | answercoalition.org | 2021-05-11

Israel Kills Dozens in Gaza While Imposing "Constant War" on Palestinian Residents of Jerusalem
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-11
Israeli airstrikes in Gaza have killed at least 26 Palestinians, including nine children, as tension in the region has escalated sharply. Hundreds were also injured by Israeli forces Monday when they stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third-holiest site in Islam. Hamas responded by firing hundreds of rockets into Israel, which reportedly caused dozens of injuries but no deaths. The tension in Jerusalem has been mounting for weeks as Palestinians have been organizing to block Israel from forcibly evicting dozens of Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood to give their homes to Jewish settlers. The United Natio…

Bill, Melinda, and the Burden of Grand Fortune
Sam Pizzigati | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-11
Old adages can often come across as trite. But a trite old adage, we always need to remember, can also speak truth. Consider, for instance, the time-worn maxim that immediately comes to mind whenever we see the awesomely affluent stumble in their personal lives. Just another reminder, we tell ourselves, that "money can't buy happiness."

Colombia: øY Luis Almagro y la OEA dónde están?
Tony López R. | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-10
En medio de la estremecedora y criminal represión contra el pueblo colombiano, el gobierno del presidente Iván Duque Márquez, aunque se vio obligado a retirar la propuesta legislativa de la reforma tributaria, lo hizo cuando ya la tierra colombiana se…

In Blow to NRA, Federal Judge Dismisses Group's Bankruptcy Case
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-11
"The NRA is not above the law," said one group working to end gun violence. "For too long, they have cheated U.S. taxpayers in pursuit of an extremist agenda that has made our country less safe. Enough." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ny_ag_nra.jpg

Biden Budget Would Send $1.3 Billion More to Israeli Military Than to Global Climate Programs: Analysis
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-11
A group of anti-war veterans said President Joe Biden's spending priorities indicate that he thinks "preserving apartheid is more important than fighting climate change." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/israel_violence.jpg

Seeking justice for Mikayla Miller, Black lesbian teen
Gery Armsby | workers.org | 2021-05-11
Hopkinton, Mass. May 6 — The death of 16-year-old Black lesbian Mikayla Miller under mysterious circumstances in mid-April has ignited an outcry from a broad front of anti-racism forces. Black and LGBTQ2S+ organizers from the Greater Boston area joined with Mikayla's grieving community to lead a vigil today that drew . . . | Continue reading Seeking justice for Mikayla Miller, Black lesbian teen at Workers.org

Joint Statement by Palestinians in North America: Nakba 73 — Ongoing Nakba, Ongoing Resistance
Staff | samidoun.net | 2021-05-11
As we mark the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba, we, the undersigned, join together to reaffirm our commitment to the Palestinian people's struggle for justice, return, and liberation. We commemorate the loss experienced by Palestinians in 1948 when hundreds of thousands of our people were forced into exile and saw their homes and villages stolen or destroyed by Zionist militias. To this day, colonization and dispossession remain ongoing processes, where Palestinians continue to endure land theft and encroachments on their basic rights. Despite the multiple decades of Zionist brutality, our resilient people remain c…

From Gaza to Jerusalem: Confront massacres and ethnic cleansing, support Palestinian resistance!
Staff | samidoun.net | 2021-05-10
–Participate and join an action! See below for events and resources. Since this post was first written, there are now 23 martyrs, including 9 children, in Gaza.– As violent colonial settlers march through occupied Palestinian Jerusalem and to the Al-Aqsa Mosque — after Israeli occupation forces injured hundreds of Palestinians in their attacks on worshippers, Israeli drone warplanes just murdered nine Palestinians in Gaza, including three children, in Beit Hanoun. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges all Palestinian, Arab and international supporters of Palestine to escalate their…

The Tech-VC Bloc is key to understanding why work is getting worse
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-11
The promise of digital transformation is anchored in a discourse that the tech sector invented along with venture capital (VC) when they came together to lobby for reducing capital gains taxes in the late 1970s. | May 11, 2021…

Mothers of disappeared children march across Mexico demanding their return
Tanya Wadhwa | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-12
In Mexico, Mothers' Day is celebrated on May 10. However, mothers of disappeared children claim that "they have nothing to celebrate on this day." For the past ten years, since 2012, groups of these mothers have been protesting on this day, demanding that the government authorities help them find the truth about the whereabouts of their daughters and sons, and get justice for them. On Monday May 10, thousands of mothers marched in various cities across Mexico to remember their missing daughters and sons, and to remind the state of its outstanding debt to find them. | In the capital, Mexico City, under the banner…

Can President Biden's planned Waiving of Covid Vaccination Patents: begin a grassroots movement against Big Pharma?
John Buell | juancole.com | 2021-05-12
Southwest Harbor, Maine (Special to Informed Comment) — When the Biden Administration announced it would no longer oppose suspension of Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) standards regarding production of COVID vaccines and therapies, there was joy in the world health lobby and anguish in the big pharma camp. Understandable as these reactions …

We Can Defeat The Corporate Media's War On Independent Journalism
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-11
I wanted to use this opportunity to talk about my experiences over the past two decades working with new technology as an independent freelance journalist, one who abandoned — or maybe more accurately, was abandoned by — what we usually call the "mainstream" media. | Looking back over that period, I have come to appreciate that I was among the first generation of journalists to break free of the corporate media — in my case, the Guardian — and ride this wave of new technology. In doing so, we liberated ourselves from the narrow editorial restrictions such media imposes on us as journalists…

Mother's Day Demonstration At Trident Nuclear Submarine Base
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-10
Bangor, Washington – people were present on May 8th (the day before Mother's Day), at the demonstration against Trident nuclear weapons at the Bangor submarine base. Five demonstrators blocked the main highway entrance into the base for over 20 minutes and were cited by the Washington State Patrol. | At around 2 pm on Saturday, the five demonstrators entered the highway carrying two large banners stating,"CONGRESS WANTS $1 TRILLION FOR NUKES–What will be left for our children" and "TRIDENT THREATENS ALL LIFE ON EARTH" and blocked all incoming traffic at the Main Gate at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. They were remove…

G7 Or Failed Colonial Powers Telling The World What To Do
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-10
The Foreign Ministers of G7 countries met in London this week and issued a communique painting Russia as a "malicious actor" and China as a "bully". It had little substance apart from ticking all the "right" boxes in its anti-China and anti-Russia campaign: Uyghurs, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Crimea, Ukraine, etc. It ended with arrogating to itself the mantle of being the "rules-based international order", distinct from what the real, lawful international order is, the United Nations and its Security Council. | This is why India's willingness to be a part of "invitees", to wait in the antechamber with Australia, South Ko…

Over 215 Injuries Among Palestinian Worshipers At Al-Aqsa Mosque
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-10
Occupied Jerusalem – The Red Crescent said that the number of injuries among Palestinian worshipers at Al-Aqsa Mosque has increased to reach more than 215, including 135 cases that were hospitalized and 4 in critical condition. | Most of the injuries were to the face and eyes, as the occupation forces have been firing rubber-coated metal bullets and stun grenades at the worshipers, the Red Crescent said. | Several worshipers are also trapped in the Qibali prayer room at Al-Aqsa Mosque, as the Israeli forces prevented them from going to the courtyards of the mosque, and attacked them with tear gas canisters.

Brooklyn's Waterfront: A Just Transition?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-10
When Aroldo Garcia learned that the operations base for a major offshore wind project was coming to his Brooklyn neighborhood, he thought about the jobs it could provide for his family members and friends who worked as handymen and contractors, and for others who didn't have work at all. | The project promised to bring more than a thousand new jobs to a waterfront site in Sunset Park, a largely immigrant, working-class community where many residents have struggled to keep up with the rising cost of living. It was, he thought, exactly the type of development people had been waiting for. | "These are not service ty…

Service Workers Aren't Lazy — They Don't Want To Risk Dying
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-10
Business owners around the country are offering up a lament: "no one wants to work." A McDonalds franchise said they had to close because no one wants to work; North Carolina congressman David Rouzer claimed that a too-generous welfare state has turned us all lazy as he circulated photos of a shuttered fast-food restaurant supposedly closed "due to NO STAFF." | Most of these complaints seem to be coming from franchised restaurants. Why? Well, it's not complicated. Service workers didn't decide one day to stop working — rather huge numbers of them cannot work anymore. Because they've died of coronavirus. | A…

Media Ignores The Anti-Vax Movement's White Supremacist Roots
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-10
Earlier this year, CBC Marketplace journalists attended a "$623 Mastering Vaccine Info Boot Camp." | The session's host was Sherri Tenpenny, a woman who has built an empire based on convincing others that vaccines are harmful. The participants were introduced to some techniques that have helped push COVID-19 disinformation so effectively. | In their article about the experience published on March 26, Marketplace calls Tenpenny the "self-proclaimed grandmother of the anti-vaccination movement." She is portrayed as a grifter. The series does some back-of-the-serviette math on how much she likely makes for each sess…

Biden Is Reviewing US Policy In North Korea
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-10
Since 2018, hundreds of new sanctions targeting the civilian economy have been imposed on the people of North Korea. In 2018 alone, new and existing sanctions caused almost 4,000 preventable civilian deaths. Around 11 million North Koreans are deprived of sufficient access to basic foodstuffs, clean drinking water or essential medical services. | Subjected to ever-increasing sanctions, North Korea is projected to suffer a food deficit of 1.3. million tons this year, worsening the already dire condition endured by a broad swath of the population. More than 40 percent of North Korea's 25 million people are consider…

US, UK, EU Barbaric Sanctions Are Killing Syrians
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-10
In order to review the sanctions against Syria, we must see these sadistic, punitive measures in greater context. We must review US UK and EU neocolonialist foreign policy which invariably leads to conflict and is based on lies, in order to protect their world order which is the oppression and subjugation of sovereign states that do not comply with their need to control global resources. | On that basis the incremental and illegal sanctions now crippling the Syrian economy in its most fragile stage, post war, are an attempt by the US alliance to prevent Syria winning the hybrid war that has been waged against it…

NLG Urges Biden To Align US Israel-Palestine Policy With International Law
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-10
Less than a week after Human Rights Watch published a scathing report accusing the Israeli government of the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution for its treatment of Palestinians, a leading U.S. legal advocacy group on Monday submitted a memorandum to the Biden administration outlining the legal basis for reversing Trump-era pro-Israel policies that violate human rights and international law. | The memo (pdf), authored by the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) International Committee's Palestine Subcommittee, notes that after four years of "bullish and detrimental" U.S. policy on Palestine and Israel u…

Resistance of Iranian people coming to fruition: Rouhani
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hailed the resistance of the Iranian nation against the economic war of enemies.

Zionists' spider webs shattered by Palestinian Resistance
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — The Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said that the spider webs that the Zionists claimed to be iron [Iron dome] collapsed with Palestinian Resistance missiles.

Final victory belongs to Palestine: Ghalibaf
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker said that martyrdom of former IRGC's Quds Force Commander Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani proved that motivation of resistance movement has been strengthened more than before.

Social care reform measures not detailed in Queen's Speech
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-05-11
The government has failed to detail long-promised proposals to reform social care in the Queen's Speech on 11 May. This is despite criticism coming from care groups, charities, and politicians. | Still nothing to announce: | Measures to address the long-standing issue of social care funding and reform were not included, but the Queen did say proposals will be brought forward as she set out the government's legislative agenda. Introducing the speech, Boris Johnson said: Later in the year we will bring forward proposals to reform adult social care so that every person receives the dignity and security they d…

Litter campaign Tory MP who dropped cigarette butt accused of hypocrisy
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-05-11
A Tory MP who urged people not be "litter tossers" has been accused of hypocrisy after he was fined for dropping a cigarette butt. | Tosser exposed: | Richard Holden, MP for Durham North West, was one of two people caught by neighbourhood wardens outside the election count at the Louisa Centre in Stanley, County Durham, on 8 May, and was given a £100 fixed penalty notice. | Last summer, Holden launched a lockdown litter-picking campaign in his constituency, saying it was "unacceptable" that beautiful areas were strewn with rubbish, and he said he backed enforcement action. | Great to have such great…

Boris Johnson facing 'sleaze' investigation over £15k Mustique new year getaway
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2021-05-10
Boris Johnson remains under investigation by the Commons "sleaze" watchdog over his controversial new year break in Mustique 16 months ago, it has been disclosed. | The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards Kathryn Stone has confirmed for the first time that she is inquiring into whether the prime minister has properly declared the £15,000 stay on the luxury Caribbean hideaway. | Johnson appears on a list of nine MPs currently under investigation by the commissioner published under new Commons rules. | Only one inquiry predates that into the Prime Minister. | Previously the commissioner was not permitted…

The ghost-kart track
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-11
After all the fury and angst, a private track proposed for a great swathe of Bathurst's Wahluu Mount Panorama is no more. Charles Boag writes about why it's important to take a stand on issues, big and small.

Rubio Stands With Colombian President, but Other Senators Not so Sure
Pablo Manríquez | latinorebels.com | 2021-05-11
Latino Rebels asked some senators on Monday afternoon at the Capitol if the United States should reconsider its relationship with Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez, who has been criticized for his lack of response towards the violence but has also called for dialogue with national strike leaders.

Citizen's Arrest Law Repealed in Georgia Ahead of First Federal Hearing in Ahmaud Arbery Case
Joe Jurado | theroot.com | 2021-05-11
The shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery stood out last year because unlike so many instances of an unarmed Black man being shot, it wasn't by a cop; it was by a group of white men who grabbed their guns and wanted to play cop. Arbery's tragic death has led to the state of Georgia repealing its Civil War-era citizen's… Read…

If a Celebrity Is Canceled in the Forest and Everyone Is Around to Hear Them, Do They Constantly Make Sounds?>
Tonja Renée Stidhum | thegrapevine.theroot.com | 2021-05-11
Oh, "Cancel Culture" discourse hasn't been canceled yet?! Alrighty… Read…

Tampa Bay Lightning Makes NHL History by Starting an All-Black Forward Line
Genetta M. Adams | theroot.com | 2021-05-11
Toward the end of his legendary standup special Never Scared, Chris Rock goes into a bit about the history of slavery and how slave masters used breeding to try to create "super slaves" and how that continues to affect America today. | Read…

Warren, Sanders Propose Permanently Expanding Food Stamps to College Students
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-11
Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) are leading an effort to permanently expand college students' access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps, which helps provide food to people with low incomes. | The lawmakers introduced a bill on Tuesday that would help address food insecurity among college students by permanently extending the current expansion to SNAP that gives more college students access for the duration of the…

Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-12
How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …

SAA And Russian Support Eliminate Over 300 ISIS Terrorists In Less Than A Month
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-12
Click to see full-size image | The Syrian Arab Army has eliminated 338 terrorists since April 23rd. It did so with assistance from the Russian Aerospace forces. | A spokesman for the Russian group made the claim."Units of Syria's pro-government troops, with the support of the Aerospace Forces of Russia, continue their search and reconnaissance missions in the Syrian desert. Since April 23, a total of 228 members of terrorist groups have been killed and 44 captured, 20 vehicles have been seized and six de…

Military Situation In Iraq On May 11, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-11
Click to see full-size image | On May 8, the Iraqi resistance group attacked Ain Al Asad Airbase with a fixed wing drone | On May 9, the PMU and Iraqi Army launched a security operation code name Ali Waliullah against ISIS terrorists in south of Mosul | On May 9, clashes between protesters and security forces were reported near to Iran's consulate in Karbala, Iraq. Dozens of protesters and security forces were injured due to clashes | On May 10, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by a…

WFTU: Long Live May 9th! Long live Peoples' anti-fascist Victory!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-10
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). | The World Federation of Trade Unions honors the 76th anniversary of the peoples' anti-fascist victory on May 9, 2021. | 9 May is the symbol of the great victory over Fascism and Nazism which in the times of the II World War seemed impossible to many. However, the enormous military power of the Germans and the Fascist Axis (Italy and Japan), despite the enormous support they received from the German and the International Monopolies, was defeated by the organized resistance of the peoples and the role…

"Super Thursday" Elections in the UK
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-12
Labour's most prominent defeat was in the election for a new MP for Hartlepool. Labour held this seat since it was created in 1974 (including 2017 and 2019, when Jeremy Corbyn was party leader), but the Tories won Hartlepool after a 16-point swing– notwithstanding 11 years of Tory austerity, and a Tory leader who is a proven liar with a long-standing reputation for sleaze and corruption.

Pan American Silver Pressured to Shut Down Community Interference in Guatemala
Jen Moore | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-12
In the wake of a shooting attack, death threats, and fear of further violence against members of the peaceful resistance to Pan American Silver's Escobal silver mine in Guatemala, nearly 4,000 people are calling on the Vancouver-based company to halt all community activities in the Central American country. In mid-April, activists delivered a petition to…

An unsustainable burden of debt afflicts the peoples of Sub-Saharan Africa. Part 5
Éric Toussaint | mronline.org | 2021-05-12
In Sub-Saharan Africa, where health spending and human development levels are in a dramatic state, there is a stronger case than ever for unilateral suspensions of debt payments based on arguments recognized in international law; such as state of necessity and fundamental change of circumstances. | May 12, 2021…

PODCAST: Stand with Palestine as Palestine Stands Together
The Socialist Program | liberationnews.org | 2021-05-12
On today's "In the News" roundtable, Brian Becker, Esther Iverem, Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss the assault being waged by the Israeli military on Palestinians following intense fascist attacks and ethnic cleansing efforts directed against Palestinian residents of Jerusalem by ultra-right settlers.

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