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2021-06-18: News Headlines

Jason Ditz (2021-06-18). 23 Afghan Commandos Killed in Fighting in Northern Faryab. news.antiwar.com Heavy fighting is continuing in northern Faryab Province of Afghanistan, The Taliban has contested parts of Faryab for weeks, and are putting intense pressure on the special forces. The troops reportedly expected reinforcements, sending vehicles away from the center of the contested district to pick up more fighters. | While the vehicles were gone, the Taliban attacked again in force, and caused many of the casualties. It turns…

WSWS repost (2021-06-18). NYT marks 50 years since Pentagon Papers, ignoring persecution of Julian Assange. indybay.org The New York Times marked the anniversary of its publication of documents exposing the government's lies and criminality in the Vietnam War with a complicit silence on the imprisonment of Assange for doing the same in relation to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Anonymous007 (2021-06-17). Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 16, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 17, at least 5 Afghan army personnel were killed in a Taliban suicide attack in Dolatabad police headquarters | On June 16, government forces recaptured Khanabad governorate building from Taliban in Kunduz province | On June 16, Taliban reportedly captured Pashmika border post in Lash and Juwain district in Farah province | On June 16, Taliban allegedly shot down an Afghan Army helicopter in Deh Yak district | On June 16, Taliban attacked Islan Qala border…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-17). Turkey Agrees to Take 'Lead Role' Securing Kabul Airport. news.antiwar.com National Security Advisor As foreign troops pulling out of Afghanistan, the US wants to keep its embassy in Kabul open. To do this, the US wants the Kabul airport to be secure. The airport is currently being guarded by Turkish troops, and the US wants them to stay after the withdrawal. | "The clear com…

WSWS repost (2021-06-17). NYT marks 50 years since Pentagon Papers, ignoring persecution of Julian Assange. indybay.org The New York Times marked the anniversary of its publication of documents exposing the government's lies and criminality in the Vietnam War with a complicit silence on the imprisonment of Assange for doing the same in relation to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Staff (2021-06-17). British Lawyer Karim Khan Sworn In as New ICC Prosecutor Following End of Bensouda's Term. orinocotribune.com British lawyer Karim Khan took over the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday, June 16, inheriting a long list of cases from his predecessor, Fatou Bensouda, including cases dealing with tensions with African countries, crimes in Afghanistan committed by the US Army, and crimes against humanity committed by Israeli authorities in Palestine. | "I solemnly undertake to fulfill my duties and exercise my powers as an ICC prosecutor honestly, faithfully, impartially, and conscientiously," declared Khan during the swearing in ceremony at the seat of the court. On February 12, K…

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2021-06-17: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-06-16). The American Working Class Must Come to Assange's Defence! orinocotribune.com By Thomas Scripps — Jun 9, 2021 | Julian Assange's father and brother, John and Gabriel Shipton, are touring the United States to call for the WikiLeaks founder's release. They are visiting several American cities including Miami, Boston, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, San Francisco and Denver, before finishing in Washington DC. | Assange is a multi-award-winning journalist. His most significant work, carried out through WikiLeaks with the heroic whistleblower Chelsea Manning, is the publication of the Iraq and Afghan war logs and the US diplomatic cables in 2010 and the Guantanamo files in 2011. These releases ex…

WSWS repost (2021-06-16). NYT marks 50 years since Pentagon Papers, ignoring persecution of Julian Assange. indybay.org The New York Times marked the anniversary of its publication of documents exposing the government's lies and criminality in the Vietnam War with a complicit silence on the imprisonment of Assange for doing the same in relation to Iraq and Afghanistan.

South Front (2021-06-16). Video: NATO Bids Farewell to Afghanistan, as Taliban Prepare to Win. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2021-06-16). 100 Taliban members, 90 soldiers killed in Afghanistan in 24h. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — A number of 100 Taliban members and 90 Afghan government soldiers were killed in the past 24 hours as a result of clashes in 80 Afghan cities.

Staff (2021-06-16). Iran, Afghanistan discuss expansion of educational ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 16 (MNA) — Iranian minister of education and Aghanistan deputy minister of literacy conferred on the development of educational ties…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-16). Afghan security forces ensure security of country: Kabul. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (MNA) — Deputy spokesman of the Afghan president said Wed. that ensuring the security of Afghanistan is the responsibility of Afghan security and defense forces, rejecting Turkish president calls for staying in the country.

Lenora Foerstel (2021-06-16). The History of US War Crimes: From Korea to Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca Important article first published by Global Research in 2002 | Image: Iraqi children | The issue of War Crimes emerged after World War I at the Versailles Conference, but it was not until the end of World War II that a more …

WSWS (2021-06-16). New York Times marks 50 years since Pentagon Papers, ignoring persecution of Julian Assange. wsws.org The New York Times marked the anniversary of its publication of documents exposing the government's lies and criminality in the Vietnam War with a complicit silence on the imprisonment of Assange for doing the same in relation to Iraq and Afghanistan.

_____ (2021-06-16). Over 16,000 Artists Sign Letter In Solidarity With Palestine. popularresistance.org Titled, "A Letter Against Apartheid," the statement was written by six Palestinian artists, who have asked to remain anonymous. It was initially signed by hundreds of Palestinian artists including filmmakers Annemarie Jacir, Elia Suleiman, and Farah Nabulsi; visual artists Emily Jacir and Larissa Sansour; actress Hiam Abbass; musicians Kamilya Jubran and Sama' Abdulhadi; and writers Elias Sanbar, Mohammed El-Kurd, Naomi Shihab Nye, Raja Shehadeh, Randa Jarrar, Suad Amiry, and Susan Abulhawa.

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2021-06-15: News Headlines

Walden Bello (2021-06-15). The Trillion Dollar War: the Economics of Overextension. counterpunch.org By the end of the Bush administration, the United States had spent nearly $3 trillion on the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to the estimates of Linda Bilmes and Joseph Stiglitz. This was staggering. But as the wars were being pursued, the American public did not realize their true cost because the Bush administration

Rick Rozoff (2021-06-15). Following NATO summit: Turkey and Azerbaijan sign defense, military pact in captured Nagorno-Karabakh city. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Following NATO summit: Turkey and Azerbaijan sign defense, military pact in captured Nagorno-Karabakh cityRick Rozoff Immediately after leaving the NATO summit in Brussels, where he met with U.S. President Joe Biden to discuss Afghanistan, Libya and Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Azerbaijan President ƒ∞lham Aliyev in the city of Shusha, captured from …

news.un (2021-06-15). Five polio vaccination workers shot dead in Afghanistan; UN condemns 'brutal' killings. news.un.org Five health workers carrying out a polio vaccination campaign in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province were killed on Tuesday, and four others injured, during a series of attacks condemned by a senior UN official on the ground as brutal and "senseless".

Anonymous007 (2021-06-15). Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 15, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 14, Taliban reportedly captured Khas Uruzgan district in Uruzgan province | On June 14, Taliban reportedly captured Sancharak district in Sar-e Pol province | On June 15, Taliban attacked Behsud area in Maidan Wardak Province | On June 15, clashes between Taliban and Afghan Army continued in the Ghorian district | On June 15, 14 Taliban militants including one commander named "Mullah Khan Mohammed" were killed and 4 others were wounded in Nawa district and…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-15). Erdogan-Biden Meeting: Turkey Wants To Take Lead In Afghanistan. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 14th, US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a meeting, which was categorized as "good". | Both leaders confirmed their willingness to restore strained ties and increase cooperation."In our meeting with Mr. Biden, we constructively handled issues that we differ on as well as areas of cooperation. We agreed to keep Turkey-U.S. dialogue channels open just like how strategic partners and allies do," President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said after meeting Joe Bide…

Dave DeCamp (2021-06-14). NATO Commits to Training Afghan Forces After Withdrawal. news.antiwar.com NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday said the alliance's leaders confirmed that NATO will continue "NATO leaders reaffirmed their commitment to continue to stand with Afghanistan with training and financial support for Afghan forces and institutions," NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the NATO summit in Brussels. | "Our military mission, the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, will end. But of course, we…

Jason Ditz (2021-06-14). Afghan Interior Ministry Arrests Tribal Elders Who Mediate With Taliban. news.antiwar.com In all but the largest cities, Afghanistan is organized around a strong sense of tribalism, with tribal elders holding a position of prominence almost everywhere. It is not an exaggeration to say that in small villages, the elders are more influential than the government. | After decades of war, and Afghanistan being what it is, many groups have come to rely on tribal elders to mediate local disputes with the Taliban, or to organize aid operations and prisoner exchanges that otherwise aren't possible. | And this being Afghanistan, someone's going to ruin a rare perk that has been discovered in the war-torn mes…

Jason Ditz (2021-06-14). Afghan Interior Ministry Arrests Tribal Elders Who Mediate With Taliban. news.antiwar.com In all but the largest cities, Afghanistan is organized around a strong sense of tribalism, with tribal elders holding a position of prominence almost everywhere. It is not an exaggeration to say that in small villages, the elders are more influential than the government. | After decades if war, and Afghanistan being what it is, many groups have come to rely on tribal elders to mediate local disputes with the Taliban, or to organize aid operations and prisoner exchanges that otherwise weren't possible. | And this being Afghanistan, someone's going to ruin a rare perk that has been discovered in the war-torn me…

Staff (2021-06-14). Headlines for June 14, 2021. democracynow.org New Israeli Gov't Coalition Ousts Benjamin Netanyahu After 12 Years as Prime Minister, G7 Concludes as Activists Slam Failure to Act on Climate Crisis, Vaccine Inequality, Biden to Meet with Turkey's President Erdogan as NATO Summit Kicks Off, Novavax Vaccine 90% Effective; U.S. COVID Cases Continue to Fall as California Readies for Reopening, U.K. Delays Reopening as Moscow Sees New Surge in Cases; India Moves to Reopen as Infections Drop, Bombs Kill at Least 7 in Afghanistan as Hazara Shia Come Under Mounting Attacks, Shelling in Afrin, Syria, Kills at Least 13 People, Tunisian Protesters Call for an End to Pol…

Anonymous007 (2021-06-14). Military Situation In Afghanistan On June 14, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On June 13, Taliban reportedly captured Khan Abad district in Kunduz province | On June 13, Taliban reportedly captured Sayyad district in Sar-e Pol province | On June 13, Taliban reportedly captured Posht-e Rud district in Farah province | On June 13, Taliban reportedly captured Saghar district in Ghor province | On June 13, 33 Taliban militants were killed and 22 others were wounded in Achin and Spinghar districts of Nangarhar, according to the Afghanistan MOD…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-06-14). Khanabad district in Kunduz's province falls to Taliban. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 14 (MNA) — The Khanabad district in Kunduz province of Afghanistan has fallen to Taliban control after fierce clashes between the Afghan security forces and the group.

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2021-05-21: News Headlines

Dan Cohen (2021-05-21). "The Palestinian Sharpeville" — Dr Haidar Eid on the Global Implications of the Gaza Massacre. mintpressnews.com Dr. Haidar Eid, a professor of cultural studies at Gaza's al-Aqsa University on Israel's targeting of middle and upper-class segments of Gaza, comparisons to the fall of South African apartheid, and how the attack on Gaza will fuel the rise of BDS.

Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-21). What Is the Biden Administration's Policy Towards Israel? commondreams.org "Beyond helping to end the devastation underway in Gaza, Biden could, in a minute, transform U.S. policy towards Israel and the Palestinians to one that actually reflects the human rights he claims are central to his foreign policy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/joe_biden_8_2.jpg

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-05-21). Manufacturing Consent for War: 70 Years of CIA Coups, Assassinations, False Flag Operations and Mass Murder. covertactionmagazine.com A Review of Vijay Prashad's book, Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations, with foreword by Evo Morales (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2020). During his confirmation hearing in February, the CIA's latest director William J. Burns continued a long Agency tradition of playing up the threat from Russia and China along …

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-05-21). Moody's Highlights that U.S. Was Biggest Loser in Trade War with China. globalresearch.ca According to

Whitney Webb (2021-05-21). This Biden proposal could make the U.S. a "digital dictatorship" mronline.org A "new" proposal by the Biden administration to create a health-focused federal agency modeled after DARPA is not what it appears to be. Promoted as a way to "end cancer," this resuscitated "health DARPA" conceals a dangerous agenda. | May 21, 2021…

Ken Silverstein (2021-05-21). Which Side Are You On? The Answer is Clear for Today's Useful Idiots for the Right. counterpunch.org In 2016 and 2020, Bernie Sanders, a self-described Democratic Socialist, was a viable candidate for the presidency of the United States. In a country where the left was systematically persecuted and whose intelligence services systematically persecute it abroad, such a development is significant and without precedent. Recent polls show half of millennials are well disposed

WSWS (2021-05-21). The Pike River mine disaster in New Zealand: Political lessons from the fight for truth and justice for the deaths of 29 men. wsws.org This speech, delivered by Socialist Equality Group (NZ) member Tom Peters to a webinar on May 8, exposed the complicity of successive governments, trade unions and state agencies in the disaster that killed 29 men 10 years ago, and the subsequent cover-up.

Ben Norton (2021-05-21). Chile shifts left to rewrite Pinochet-era constitution, as Goldman Sachs eyes its copper reserves. thegrayzone.com Ben Norton speaks with Chilean activist and politician Pablo Sepúlveda Allende about the historic May 15/16 elections in which left-wing and independent candidates won two-thirds of the seats for a convention to rewrite the constitution, which dates back to the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Sepúlveda Allende, a grandson of Chile's legendary socialist President Salvador Allende, also discusses Chile's enormous copper reserves, which are some of the largest in the world, and are now being targeted by US corporations, after …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-21). Workers' rights part of Poor People's Campaign 'Third Reconstruction' plan. peoplesworld.org

Robert Dodge (2021-05-21). Who has the President's Ear? counterpunch.org Each Spring our country funds its priorities for the coming year. This annual process gives us the opportunity for renewal as we address our critical needs. This year, for the second year in a row, the process is disrupted by the continuation of a global pandemic that has resulted in the loss of more than

The Associated Press (2021-05-21). Artist Publishes 100 Drawings From Peru's COVID-19 Pandemic. latinorebels.com LIMA, Peru (AP) — With a pencil and a notebook, artist Edilberto Jiménez walks the streets of Lima and cities in the Andes mountains collecting stories and images about the coronavirus health crisis that has devastated Peru.

WSWS (2021-05-21). Montgomery educator denounces firings and COVID-19 case suppression as Alabama abandons pandemic health and relief measures. wsws.org As the school year draws to a close at Montgomery Public Schools, educators are drawing the lessons of the most challenging year of their careers.

Ashley Curtin (2021-05-21). Sanders addresses health care workforce shortage under new bill Addressing the Shortage of Doctors Act. nationofchange.org The massive shortage was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sanders said.

Zachary Conti (2021-05-21). IMF Proposes $50 Billion Vaccine Plan to End Pandemic and Boost Economy. indybay.org As worldwide COVID cases peak, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva unveiled a $50 billion proposal to support vaccinations of 60% of the world's population. During a G20 and European Commission summit, Georgieva argued the global vaccine investment would end the pandemic and spur $9 trillion in economic gains by 2025.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). Talking to your children about vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12-15 years. So parents and caregivers may be getting even more questions from children about whether vaccines are safe and how vaccines can help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Information in this article was contributed by Jennifer …

WSWS (2021-05-21). Lifting of restrictions by German authorities sabotages vaccine progress. wsws.org The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed an average of about 200 lives per day over the past two months in Germany.

Eds. (2021-05-21). COVID-19: Like in Dante's 'Inferno', Indians are going through nine circles of hell. mronline.org Akin to how characters in Dante's poem paid for their sins in hell, Indians are paying with their lives during a pandemic for electing a government that is utterly incompetent and bigoted. | May 21, 2021…

Johanna Fernández, posted by Jamal Journal (2021-05-21). Mumia Abu-Jamal's case transferred to Pennsylvania Supreme Court. indybay.org Attached is a May 20, 2021 ruling by the Court to transfer Mumia Abu-Jamal's case from the Superior Court, up to the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court. A short legal update is reprinted below from Professor Johanna Fernández of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home (www.bringmumiahome.com).

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-21). Ceasefire ends Israeli terror in Gaza — for now. electronicintifada.net Without accountability, another episode of sheer cruelty is inevitable.

Staff (2021-05-21). "We Want Real Dignity and Freedom": Gazans Welcome Ceasefire But Demand End of Siege & Occupation. democracynow.org In Gaza, thousands of people have taken to the streets to celebrate after Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire, ending Israel's 11-day bombardment of the territory. At least 243 Palestinians, including 66 children, were killed in the airstrikes and bombings. Rockets fired from Gaza also killed 12 people in Israel. Raji Sourani, director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza, welcomes the ceasefire but stresses Palestinians demand more than just the end of bombing. "We need [the] end of occupation, end of the blockade, self-determination, independence, dignity and freedom," Sourani says. We also spe…

Staff (2021-05-21). Above the Law? Review of Police Killing of Andrew Brown Jr. Demanded After DA Calls It Justified. democracynow.org We speak with Reverend William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and former head of the North Carolina NAACP, who is in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to call for an expedited independent investigation into the police killing of Andrew Brown Jr., the 42-year-old Black father who was killed there last month by a bullet in the back of his head after seven deputies blocked him in his driveway while serving an arrest warrant. On Tuesday, the Pasquotank County district attorney announced a state investigation had found the officers who shot Brown were justified and will not face criminal charges. Barber…

Staff (2021-05-21). Rev. William Barber Calls for a "Third Reconstruction" to Lift 140 Million People Out of Poverty. democracynow.org Reverend William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and president of Repairers of the Breach, says the United States needs a "Third Reconstruction" aimed at lifting 140 million poor and low-income people out of poverty. Barber worked with Congressmembers Barbara Lee and Pramila Jayapal to unveil a congressional resolution for a Third Reconstruction this week, which includes measures to expand voting rights, implement immigration reform, raise the minimum wage, establish a federal jobs program and more. "There is not a scarcity of resources," says Barber. "What there is is a scarcity of social justice…

Staff (2021-05-21). Jailed at 14, Shot Dead at 17: The Story of Obaida Jawabra's Childhood Under Israeli Occupation. democracynow.org Israeli forces shot and killed Obaida Jawabra, a 17-year-old boy, earlier this week in the al-Arroub refugee camp located near the occupied West Bank city of Hebron. Obaida was shot in the chest, and witnesses say Israeli soldiers blocked an ambulance from reaching the teenager. He was taken to a local hospital by private car and later pronounced dead. Obaida, who was arrested by Israeli soldiers multiple times and featured in a 2019 short film, "Obaida," about Israeli soldiers detaining Palestinian children, is at least the fourth Palestinian teenager shot dead by soldiers in the occupied West Bank this year. Th…

Staff (2021-05-21). Headlines for May 21, 2021. democracynow.org Israel and Hamas Agree to Gaza Ceasefire After 11 Days of Intense Fighting, U.N. Chief Decries "Hell on Earth" After Israeli Strikes Sever Power, Water and Sewer Lines in Gaza, WTO Chief Pushes European Officials to Drop Opposition to Patent Waiver for COVID Vaccines, New York Launches $5 Million Lottery Incentive to Get Vaccinated , South Korean President to Discuss Denuclearization and Vaccines at White House Meeting, ICE to End Contracts with Two County Jails Where Immigrants Faced Abuses, Salvadoran Officials Exhume Dozens of Women's Bodies on Property of Former Detective, Amnesty Calls for U.S. to Stop Selli…

Saheli Chowdhury (2021-05-21). US Extradition of Alex Saab is Illegal & Unfounded: Lawyers & Legal Experts (International Delegation Proposed). orinocotribune.com May 20 (Special for OrinocoTribune.com)—Venezuelan businessman and diplomatic envoy Alex Saab, held in Cape Verde and facing extradition to the US, is a victim of political persecution and his case is comparable to that of Julian Assange or Chelsea Manning. Saab, who had engaged in brokering deals that would evade the US economic blockade against Venezuela and bring fuel, food, and other needed materials to the South American country, was detained in the African island nation of Cape Verde last June. | Over the course of the past year, Saab's case has made waves on the African continent and in Venezuela, wh…

Mnar Muhawesh Adley (2021-05-21). Chris Hedges, Alan MacLeod on Media Bias and the Christian Right's Obsession with Israel. mintpressnews.com Images from the Israeli onslaught against Palestine have dominated both news broadcasts and social media as the world expresses its outrage over the bombing of civilian targets. | While the latest violence was triggered by an Israeli attack on the al-Aqsa Mosque, the conflict's roots go back at least to the state's creation in 1948, when Israeli forces ethnically cleansed nearly 800,000 Palestinians from their homeland, razing 500 towns and villages in order to make way for the construction of a Jewish state on top of an existing one. Year-on-year, Israel has progressively annexed more Palestinian land, leavin…

WSWS (2021-05-21). US states begin eliminating unemployment aid even as nearly half a million jobless claims were filed last week. wsws.org Over 20 states have vowed to end the meager $300-a-week federal jobless benefit while millions remain out of work and an average of 600 people succumb each day to COVID-19.

Keith Paul Medelis (2021-05-21). The Fight to Never Forget About Those Who Died From COVID-19. latinorebels.com Family members of loved ones who died of COVID-19 now demand that Congress and the media be held accountable for their losses.

WSWS (2021-05-21). Third oil worker dies from COVID-19 outbreak at Canadian Natural Resources' Alberta worksite. wsws.org The latest death was a man in his 60s, who had two children and seven grandchildren. He had been employed at the CNRL site as a pipefitter from late March.

Nitheesh Narayanan (2021-05-21). COVID-19 Has Unleashed Death and Dehumanization in India's Capital. counterpunch.org India's second COVID-19 wave has caused large-scale death and devastation leading to bodies piling up in overwhelmed hospitals and crematoriums, which have reached their breaking point. In front of the mortuary of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, one of the biggest government hospitals in New Delhi, India, on May 5, the day starts with five bodies

Staff (2021-05-21). How to Save Lives in Jail During the Opioid Crisis. aclu.org Three million Americans currently suffer from Opioid Use Disorder, or an addiction to opioids. Today, adults between the ages of 25 and 44 are more than twice as likely to die from opioid overdose than from COVID-19. When we zoom in on the prison population, the numbers are even more jarring: 85 percent of people in prison or jail have some kind of substance use disorder, compared with 9 percent of the general population. Yet people who are incarcerated are less likely to get access to the care they need to treat their addiction. | Most prisons and jails don't let people take prescription medications like meth…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). Fatigue, perceived cognitive impairment and mood disorders associated with post-COVID-19 syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ?– Patients diagnosed with post-COVID-19 syndrome, also known as "PCS," "COVID-19 long-haul syndrome" and "Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS COV-2," experience symptoms such as mood disorders, fatigue and perceived cognitive impairment that can negatively affect returning to work and resuming normal activities, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). New CDC guidance for fully vaccinated adults. What does it mean? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Thursday, May 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced updated COVID-19 guidance for masking for fully vaccinated people. For instance, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a protective mask indoors at a movie theater, shopping center or restaurant. But this new guidance does not apply to health care settings. Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My uncle was diagnosed with COVID-19, and his doctors mentioned the possibility of putting him on ECMO. What does this mean? ANSWER: A COVID-19 infection can lead to mild symptoms for many people, but for others, it can cause life-threatening lung failure. In cases like your uncle's, traditional life support measures, such as a …

Tucker Carlson (2021-05-21). Tucker Carlson Shatters Media Silence — Why Are Thousands of People Dying from COVID Vaccine? globalresearch.ca How many Americans …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week: Mayo Clinic …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-21). COVID-19 global vaccination programme: the challenges ahead. imperial.ac.uk Vaccine experts from around the world spoke about the challenges of the COVID-19 global rollout at a special webinar event.

Eve Ottenberg (2021-05-21). They're Crazy Down in Florida. counterpunch.org Some states were more reluctant than others to recognize the reality of covid. Florida has been in the vanguard of this indisposed cohort, which includes South Dakota, Texas and other red states. Florida governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a law prohibiting vaccine passports, invoking, as he did so, the good common sense of Floridians —

Mordechai Sones (2021-05-21). America's Frontline Doctors Files Motion for Temporary Restraining Order Against Use of COVID Vaccine in Children. globalresearch.ca America's Frontline Doctors …

Brenda Norrell (2021-05-21). Unauthorized COVID-19 tests given to Navajos, used in marketing campaign. indybay.org An unauthorized type of COVID-19 tests were given to Navajos and the information wad used in an online marketing campaign. The Navajo Council said the contract, which included services during First Lady Biden's visit, was never approved. Many Navajos are calling for a probe of how virus relief funds were distributed by the Navajo government.

Staff (2021-05-21). "We Want Real Dignity and Freedom": Gazans Welcome Ceasefire But Demand End of Siege & Occupation. democracynow.org In Gaza, thousands of people have taken to the streets to celebrate after Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire, ending Israel's 11-day bombardment of the territory. At least 243 Palestinians, including 66 children, were killed in the airstrikes and bombings. Rockets fired from Gaza also killed 12 people in Israel. Raji Sourani, director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza, welcomes the ceasefire but stresses Palestinians demand more than just the end of bombing. "We need [the] end of occupation, end of the blockade, self-determination, independence, dignity and freedom," Sourani says. We also spe…

_____ (2021-05-21). Mision Arbol: Ecosocialism In An Oil-Rich Nation. popularresistance.org President Chavez was ahead of his time for a head of state, but was merely reiterating what thousands of activists and thinkers had been saying for decades. "But wait!" many readers and commentators alike may say; "Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution exported oil, so any claims of environmentalism must just be talk!". Nothing could be farther from the truth, as I will show in the following article how Chavez, his successor Nicolas Maduro, and the Bolivarian process as a whole has an outstanding record in terms of combating climate change and defending the environment. | The environment is the beginning and end o…

Norman Solomon (2021-05-21). Why Israel blows up media offices and targets journalists. nationofchange.org Israeli leaders know that truth about human consequences of their policies is horrific when illuminated. That's why they're so eager to keep us in the dark.

Ari Paul (2021-05-21). Conservative Jewish Journalists Use False Claims of Censorship to Try to Silence Critics. commondreams.org "The fact is that while the Jewish right claims they are being silenced or vilified in the media by the left, the Jewish right and its allies have levied harsh criticism toward liberal Jews and have in some cases attempted to deplatform them." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/brett_stephens-1.jpg

Ari Paul (2021-05-21). Israel's War Against Press Turns More Literal. zcomm.org The rest of the world will be worse off, and the Israeli government will get more of what it wants: darkness, and freedom from outside scrutiny…

Vijay Prashad — Arwa Abu Hashhash (2021-05-21). Israel's Horrid Occupation of Palestine. counterpunch.org No one can ignore the events in Palestine. No one disputes the horror of it all. Images of the Israeli bombing of Gaza and the human toll exacted against the Palestinians who live in Gaza have saturated social media and have increasingly drawn attention to the violence by the Israeli state and Zionist settlers against Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and inside Israel's de facto border. All of it is ugly.

WSWS (2021-05-21). Israel announces ceasefire as UN says 90,000 Palestinians displaced by bombardment. wsws.org The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported on Thursday that more than 90,000 Palestinians had become "internally displaced persons" as a result of the 11 days of murderous bombardment of Gaza by the Israeli Defense Forces.

Ola Mousa (2021-05-21). How a Gaza mother went through 11 days of hell. electronicintifada.net Israel's air strikes made the ground shake.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-21). Israeli offensive ends after declaration of ceasefire, Gazans claim victory. peoplesdispatch.org The ceasefire was mediated by Egypt and came into effect at 2 am on Friday, ending 11 days of Israeli air strikes on Gaza. Palestinians in Gaza and the occupied territories took to the streets to celebrate a victory…

Fight Back (2021-05-21). Minneapolis to protest the killings of over 200 Palestinians. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On Saturday, May 22, at 3 p.m. in Bryant Square Park, (3101 Bryant Avenue S) in Minneapolis, protesters will stand in solidarity with Palestine. | Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been under siege for close to 15 years, and again, they are facing a criminal attack from the Israeli government and military. At least 231 Palestinians, including 65 children, have been killed there in the past 11 days, when Israel began its missile bombardment of the Strip. Palestinian health officials say 1700 Palestinians have been wounded. Over 1300 housing units have been completely demolished or severely dam…

_____ (2021-05-21). Abby Martin on the Israeli Onslaught and Gaza's Fight for Freedom. popularresistance.org Despite publicly urging caution, restraint and calling for a ceasefire, the United States government continues to aid Israel, this week approving $375 million worth of arms sales to the Jewish state, even as it uses U.S.-made weaponry to attack civilian buildings and other infrastructure in the Gaza Strip. Hospitals, health clinics and homes have been destroyed, with reports confirming the deaths of at least 63 children in Gaza alone. Three pregnant women have also been killed. As of Wednesday morning, the death toll stands at 276.

_____ (2021-05-21). Millions of Palestinians Join General Strike and Mobilizations to Free Palestine. popularresistance.org Businesses across Jerusalem, the occupied West Bank, Gaza, and Palestinian communities inside Israel are shuttered as workers, young people, and activists take to the streets to demand an immediate end to the latest chapter in Israel's recent offensive against Palestine. Israel's airstrikes, coupled with police and military operations on the ground across the region, have resulted in the deaths of 212 people, with tens of thousands of people left without homes or access to basic necessities like electricity and water.

Moderator (2021-05-21). John Kiriakou: A Former CIA Mideast Expert's View of the Israeli-Palestinian Crisis. scheerpost.com Photo by Troy Page] Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play Editor's Note: A ceasefire was declared on May 21 between Israel and Gaza. While this episode, recorded on May 13, details a crisis that has currently come to a halt, the conversation touches on far-reaching ongoing issues in the region. John Kiriakou's story as an Arabic-speaking former CIA agent and CIA torture… |

Editorial Team (2021-05-21). Historic Palestinian General Strike hits forces of occupation. challenge-magazine.org On Tuesday (18 May 2021) Palestinians across Gaza, the West Bank, occupied territories ad within Israel itself, participated in a General Strike, protesting the ongoing occupation and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by Israeli Occupation Forces, on behalf of the Israeli state. This General Strike, which was organised on extremely short notice, with initial calls to action circulating on social media on the 16th and 17th further highlighted Israel's reliance on the exploitation of Palestinian workers.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-21). Palestine: The Aftermath of 11 Days of Aggression. libya360.wordpress.com Cease-fire Reached After 11 Days of IOF Aggression on Gaza. Aggression Death Toll: 247 Killed, including 66 Children and 39 Women; 1417 wounded, including 277 women and 412 children The toll of the aggression rose to (247) dead, including (66) children and (39) women, and (1417) wounded, including (277) women and (412) children Cease-fire Reached…

Jill Richardson (2021-05-21). The Bigger Picture in Israel/Palestine. counterpunch.org Most of the news stories I see about Israel and Palestine focus on recent events. For example, in the latest violence, 213 Palestinians in Gaza are dead (including 61 children) plus another 16 in the West Bank — compared to about 10 Israelis (including two children). President Biden has "expressed support for a cease-fire" but

WSWS (2021-05-21). Russia, China, Iran criticize Israeli onslaught against Gaza. wsws.org A class gulf separates the outrage felt by millions of workers worldwide at the Israeli slaughter on Gaza from the mealy-mouthed statements of the Eurasian capitalist regimes.

Staff (2021-05-21). Israel Announces Ceasefire in Gaza After 11 days of Hostilities Leaving Hundreds Dead Among Palestinians. orinocotribune.com A Hamas representative confirmed to Reuters that the ceasefire will be "mutual and simultaneous" and will take effect from 02: 00 a.m. this Friday (23: 00 GMT Thursday). | Israel's Security Cabinet unanimously approved a ceasefire with the Gaza Strip on Thursday after 11 days of Israeli-Palestinian confrontations, the most intense since 2014. | According to the statement, the ministers agreed to "accept the Egyptian initiative for a unconditional bilateral ceasefire, which will take effect at an hour to be determined later," according the newspaper The Times of Israel. | For its part, a Hamas representative confirm…

Juan Cole (2021-05-21). Israel's Pyrrhic Victory: It Razed some buildings, but Reinforced Palestinian National Identity. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Israel and Hamas agreed on an unconditional ceasefire to begin at 2 am on Friday morning, which both sides put into effect, according to the Washington Post. Palestinians throughout the Occupied territories celebrated what they saw as a victory, according to Al Jazeera. One man in Gaza told the network …

Jim Kavanagh (2021-05-21). Apartheid Does Not Have the Right to Defend Itself, or to Exist. counterpunch.org With its latest attack on Gaza—on the families it drove from their homes in what is now Israeli territory—Israel is surpassing itself in viciousness. As of today, Israel has killed 212 Gazans, including at least 61 children and 36 women. It is "obliterate[ing] multiple generations of families" in the middle of the night—at least 21

Sara Roy (2021-05-21). A Letter to Biden on Gaza. counterpunch.org I am writing to you about Gaza, a place that I have studied and written about for the last 35 years, a place that I consider another home, filled with the kindest and most generous people you will ever meet—have you ever been there? But I am writing not only as a scholar of the region but as a Jew and one whose parents survived Auschwitz.

Brian Terrell (2021-05-21). "Roof Knocking" in Gaza and the Myth of the Benevolent Drone. counterpunch.org In its deadly attacks in densely populated Gaza, the Israeli Defense Force is employing a technique they call "roof knocking." First drones fire small missiles without warheads on a residential building, intended only to shake the building before armed missiles destroy it minutes later. The IDF calls these "warning shots" and they are often preceded

Karl Engels (2021-05-21). Arabs and Jews in Israel unite against Netanyahu and occupation. peoplesworld.org After an 11-day war that killed more than 240 Palestinians and 12 Israelis, a fragile ceasefire between the right-wing government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Islamist Hamas militants that rule Gaza took hold early Friday morning. Activists inside Israel—Jewish and Arab alike—hailed the cessation of open fighting but said the conditions for …

Michael (2021-05-21). Has Gaza changed the world's perspective of Palestine-Israel? zcomm.org Has Gaza changed the world's perspective on Palestine-Israel? It certainly has, and in doing so has demonstrated that local action can indeed have a global effect…

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-21). Ignore Starmer's Moral Posturing. He's the One We Should Blame for Stoking Antisemitism. counterpunch.org No one should be surprised that Britain's rightwing prime minister, Boris Johnson, has had barely anything to say about Israel's pummelling of Gaza, with nearly 200 Palestinians reported to have been killed by airstrikes and many hundreds more seriously wounded. Nor should we be surprised that Johnson has had nothing to say about the fact that Israel

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-05-21). Roaming Charges: Once Upon a Time in Palestine. counterpunch.org To describe what's happening in Gaza as a "war" requires a suspension of belief in the concept of proportionality. The battle of Borodino was part of a "war." These defenseless attacks on civilian homes and buildings are an escalation of Israel's normal house clearing, using drones and cruise missiles instead of bulldozers.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-21). Ceasefire Celebrations In Gaza, As U.S. Claims Credit Over Doing Nothing. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Egypt-brokered ceasefire came into effect in the Gaza strip, ending 11 days of conflict and disproportionate Israeli punishment of Palestinians. | Thousands of people in Gaza and the Palestinian territories poured onto the streets to celebrate the ceasefire, waving flags and flashing "V" signs for victory. | At least 232 Palestinians, including 65 children, were killed in the Israeli bombardment. | On the Israeli side, 12 people, including two children, lost their lives. | Celebra…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-21). Iran's Revolutionary Guard Unveiled New 'Gaza' Drone, '9-Day' Air-Defense System & 'Quds' Radar (Photos, Video). southfront.org 9-Day air-defense system, screen grab from youtu.be/BhYJxRrhzjM | On May 21, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) unveiled a new combat drone, air-defense system and a radar. | The weapon systems were presented during a ceremony that was attended by IRGC Commander-in-Chief Major General Hossein Salami and the commander of the guards' Aerospace Force Major General Amir Ali Hajizadeh. | Gaza Combat Drone | The new drone, named in honor of the Israeli-besieged Palestinian enclave, is a large combat and reconn…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-21). Bernie Sanders Introduces Resolution Blocking Weapon Sales To Israel, Is He A Nazi? southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 20th, US Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a resolution blocking a $735m US weapons sale to Israel."At a moment when U.S.-made bombs are devastating Gaza, and killing women and children, we cannot simply let another huge arms sale go through without even a Congressional debate," Sanders said. "I believe that the United States must help lead the way to a peaceful and prosperous future for both Israelis and Palestinians. We need to take a hard look at whether the sa…

Staff (2021-05-21). Palestinian Resistance Wins: Now, The Struggle Continues! samidoun.net With the announcement of a ceasefire in Gaza, Palestine, one lesson is extremely clear: Palestinian resistance lives, Palestinian resistance thrives, Palestinian resistance unites, and Palestinian resistance wins. The resistance, in all of its varied and creative forms, is deeply rooted in the Palestinian people inside and outside Palestine, a legitimate resistance fighting colonialism, occupation, settler colonialism: Zionist racism, backed by the full weight of U.S. imperialism and its allies in Canada, Europe, Australia and elsewhere. The Palestinian resistance, with the armed struggle at its heart, is not onl…

Not One Nickel, Not One Dime (2021-05-21). 5/19/21 Call Congress to support AOC's Reso to Stop Weapons for Israel. indybay.org Now that we have protested, it is time to call Congress. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has introduced a resolution to stop the sale of weapons to Israel. See www.commondreams.org/news/2021/05/19/ocasio-cortez-unveils-resolution-block-bidens-735-million-weapons-sale-israel There is no cease fire. Israel continues to bomb Gaza. See www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ex6SdT3N6g

Not One Nickel, Not One Dime (2021-05-21). Cease Fire in Palestine, 5/20/21. indybay.org After 11 horrifying days of US/Israel war crimes against Palestine, the Palestinians won a cease fire, with no demands met, but the toll tells the story: In Gaza: 230 dead including 64 children, 1710 injured, 75,000 homeless, over 500 homes destroyed. See twitter.com/AdDien90/status/1395398512708243463/photo/1 at twitter.com/hashtag/IsraelExposed?src=hashtag_click&f=live

WSWS (2021-05-21). Baltimore Amazon workers endorse International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees. wsws.org The Amazon BWI2 Independent Rank-and-File Safety Committee hereby affiliates itself with the IWA-RFC, and calls for our fellow Amazon workers to do the same.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-21). Shuler, Levin: Pro Act would have stopped Amazon's tactics at Bessemer. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—In a stark illustration of how current U.S. labor law is tilted against workers, two experts on changing it—AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Rep. Andy Levin, D-Mich., a former top union organizer—say the Protect The Right To Organize (Pro) Act would have basically outlawed Amazon's high-pressure tactics that defeated the union organizing drive at …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-21). Coronavirus Travels and Cruising with Viking. dissidentvoice.org It starts off as an exercise of anticipation. First comes the softening drinks and teasing morsels which find their mark. The audience at this promotions gig is well heeled, of an age where they have money to burn, but nowhere to burn it. They have not travelled on a luxurious prison of bliss for eighteen …

Michael T. Klare (2021-05-21). The Good News with Green Energy is the end of Struggles for Oil; the Bad news? Struggle for Lithium. juancole.com (Tomdispatch.com ) — Thanks to its very name — renewable energy — we can picture a time in the not-too-distant future when our need for non-renewable fuels like oil, natural gas, and coal will vanish. Indeed, the Biden administration has announced a breakthrough target of 2035 for fully eliminating U.S. reliance on those non-renewable fuels …

Staff (2021-05-21). The feds want him to spend 20 years in jail for a single phone call, but their case is falling apart. therealnews.com The case of Baltimore business owner Sean Weston provides a stark example of our criminal justice system's lack of equity. We also speak to James Gibson, a man who spent 29 years wrongfully imprisoned after being brutalized and tortured by Chicago police.

The Conversation (2021-05-21). Antarctica is headed for a climate tipping point by 2060, with catastrophic melting if carbon emissions aren't cut quickly. juancole.com By Julie Brigham-Grette and Andrea Dutton | — While U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken draws attention to climate change in the Arctic at meetings with other national officials this week in Iceland, an even greater threat looms on the other side of the planet. New research shows it is Antarctica that may force a …

Staff (2021-05-21). Amnesty International Urges US to Suspend Arms Sales to Colombia: Used to 'Repress Protestors'. orinocotribune.com The non-governmental organization heavily funded by Western countries and corporations documented that the Colombian security forces used the Venom multiple projectile launcher against demonstrators. | The organization Amnesty International (AI) urged the US government to immediately suspend the direct and indirect sale of arms, equipment, and technology to Colombia, because they have been used by police forces to repress citizens during the national strike that began three weeks ago in the Latin American country. | "The role of the United States in fueling the incessant cycles of violence committed against the p…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-05-21). CNE Confirms Opening Date of Electoral Registry Ahead of 21N Regional Elections in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com With the approval of one thousand registry locations for the special day, the National Electoral Council (CNE) confirmed the approval of the opening of the Electoral Registry, between June 1 and July 15 of this year. | In this way, the electoral power will consolidate the data, by updating and registering new voters, in preparation for the regional and local elections scheduled for November 21 in Venezuela. | This was reported by the president of the CNE, Pedro Calzadilla, at the end of the board of directors' meeting. They defined the new steps to follow as part of the electoral schedule drawn up by the CNE auth…

Eds. (2021-05-21). Viral video of posh High School sparks heated debate on privilege. mronline.org After an alumnus of an elite Beijing high school made a video showing off its pristine facilities and supposedly laid-back pace, many online demanded that she and her ilk stop rubbing their privilege in others' faces. | May 21, 2021…

Global Research News (2021-05-21). Selected Articles: Israel: Is this the Beginning of the End of Apartheid? globalresearch.ca By Israel's PM Netanyahu is a war criminal and should be held accountable for war crimes throughout his PM-ship of Israel, according to the …

Samuel March (2021-05-21). Court of Appeal holds modern slavery conclusive grounds decisions are NOT admissible as expert evidence. ukhumanrightsblog.com R v Brecani [2021] EWCA Crim 731 — judgment here On 19 May 2021 the Court of Appeal was asked to determine whether a Conclusive Grounds Decision made by the Single Competent Authority ("SCA") that a person is a victim of modern slavery is admissible evidence in a criminal trial. Respectfully disagreeing with the decision …

Rosalind English (2021-05-21). Retention of data on alleged rapist lawful despite acquittal in criminal proceedings. ukhumanrightsblog.com YZ, R (on the application of) v Chief Constable of South Wales Police (Rev 1) [2021] EWHC 1060 (30 April 2021) The claimant YZ had been acquitted on three counts raping his former wife but details concerning these matters remain on the Police National Computer (PNC). These proceedings concerned whether such retention was lawful. The …

Anand Naidoo (2021-05-21). The Heat: Israel and Hamas reach ceasefire agreement. america.cgtn.com After 12 days of fighting, Israel and Hamas agree to a ceasefire.

Staff (2021-05-21). Rev. Barber Calls for "Third Reconstruction" to Lift 140 Million Out of Poverty. truthout.org Reverend William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and president of Repairers of the Breach, says the United States needs a "Third Reconstruction" aimed at lifting 140 million poor and low-income people out of poverty. Barber worked with Congressmembers Barbara Lee and Pramila Jayapal to unveil a congressional resolution for a Third Reconstruction this week, which includes measures to expand voting rights, implement immigration reform, raise the minimum wage, establish a federal job…

Staff (2021-05-21). Biden Wants to Hire 87,000 Additional IRS Agents to Go After Wealthy Tax Dodgers. truthout.org The Biden administration is proposing hiring 87,000 new workers for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), effectively doubling the agency's size, as part of a plan to beef up enforcement efforts and find billions of dollars in tax revenues that go uncollected each year. | Enforcement efforts Th…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-21). Greater Idlib: Local Gunmen Attack Turkish Border Post Following Shooting Incident (Videos). southfront.org Illustrative image | On May 21, heavy clashes broke out between Syrian gunmen and Turkish border guards near the town of Atimah in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | According to opposition sources, local gunmen attacked a Turkish border post in response to an attack in which a child was shot by Turkish service members. The victim, who sustained severe wounds, was reportedly guarding a sheep herd near the Turkish border line when he was shot for no reason. | The Turkish border post was targeted with machine…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-21). Former Syrian Army Pilot Working For Militants Assassinated In Greater Idlib (Photos). southfront.org Col. Abdul Halim al-Khalil. | On May 21, a senior commander of the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) was assassinated in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The commander, Col. Abdul Halim al-Khalil, was killed when an explosive device ripped through his pickup truck in the town of Salqin in the northern countryside of Idlib. The explosion didn't result in any other losses. | Col. Al-Khalil, originally from the town of Baluon in the southern Idlib countryside, defected from the Syrian Arab Air…

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Anonymous007 (2021-05-21). "The Putin Pipeline Must Be Stopped": Senators Introduce Bill To Restore Nord Stream 2 Sanctions. southfront.org Fourteen Republican senators have submitted to the US Congress a bill designed to restore sanctions against companies involved in the…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-21). Kurdish Revenge: Turkish Drone Command, Infantry Bases Targeted With Drones (Videos). southfront.org Illustrative image, a DIY suicide drone that was shoot down by the Turkish military last year. | Early on May 21, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense announced that two of its military bases in the eastern region had been attacked. | In a statement, the ministry said that armed drones had targeted the Command of Unmanned Aerial Systems in the province of Batman and the Command of the armed forces' 23rd Infantry Division in the province of ≈ûƒ±rnak. According to the ministry, both attack…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-21). Saudi-Led Forces Blew Up Dozens Of Oil Tankers In Yemeni Marib (Videos, Photos). southfront.org Saudi troops at their base in Yemen's southern port city of Aden in 2015. IMAGE: Reuters | On May 20, the Houthi-appointed Governor of Ma'rib province in central Yemen, Ali Muhammad Toaiman, condemned a recent attack on a fuel market in al-Arqain area. | The market, which hosted dozens of tankers, was set ablaze a day earlier after clashes between Saudi-backed forces and local tribesmen. In a statement to the pro-Houthis Saba News Agency, Toamian claimed that it was the Saudi-backed forces which targeted the market. | "The a…

Staff (2021-05-21). Study Warns That Arctic Has Been Warming 3 Times Faster Than Rest of Earth. truthout.org Over the past five decades, the Arctic has warmed three times faster than the world as a whole, leading to rapid and widespread melting of ice and other far-reaching consequences that are important not only to local communities and ecosystems but to the fate of life on planet Earth. | The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP) issued that warning on Thursday in a new

Staff (2021-05-21). Homeland Security Tells ICE to Cut Ties With Jail That Sicced Dogs on Migrants. truthout.org In a move hailed as "a major win" by migrant rights advocates, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Thursday announced it is moving to end migrant detention at two county jails under federal investigation for alleged abuses including forced sterilizations and unleashing dogs on detainees. | DHS said in a

Staff (2021-05-21). Dark Money Groups Are Pouring Untold Millions Into 2021 Redistricting Efforts. truthout.org How congressional districts are drawn can change political outcomes for a decade. But the redistricting process is opaque and open to the influence of a complicated network of " Redistricting is the process of redrawing the maps that decide the makeup of congressional and state districts. In

Jewish Voice for Peace (2021-05-21). Video: Our Approach to Zionism. globalresearch.ca Jewish Voice …

WSWS (2021-05-21). Two immigrants rescued from deportation in Glasgow by community intervention, as government escalates "hostile environment" wsws.org News soon spread through the Kenmure Road area and beyond of the attempt to remove Sehdev and Singh and hundreds of local people flooded onto the street to block the immigration van's exit.

WSWS (2021-05-21). Young worker's death in rural Australian hospital highlights public healthcare crisis. wsws.org The inquest into the death of 18-year-old Alex Braes in Broken Hill highlights the reality that the country's underfunded public hospitals are woefully unprepared for emergencies.

Gabriela Lopez et al. (2021-05-21). Institutional Responses to the Black Lives Matter Movement in Sonoma County. indybay.org This research paper investigates the institutional responses to the BLM Movement within Sonoma County. By analyzing newspaper articles and qualitative interviews, we were able to determine what kind of responses were happening within the Healthcare, Education, Business and Political sectors in Sonoma County.

Fight Back (2021-05-21). More than 1000 march in Milwaukee for Palestine on the eve of ceasefire. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On May 20, more than 1000 people came together for a Palestinian solidarity rally and march at the lakefront in downtown Milwaukee. This demonstration marked the largest of three actions that have been organized since last Monday when the Israeli government and Zionist mobs began their latest round of violence against the Palestinian people. | The action was called for by a coalition of organizations from Milwaukee, including faith-based groups, student and youth groups, and others. These groups included American Muslims for Palestine, the Islamic Society of Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Muslim Women's…

Daniel Warner (2021-05-21). Israel-Palestine and the Limits of Strategic Ambiguity. counterpunch.org The United States has blocked a United Nations Security Council statement on the continuing violence. According to The Times of Israel, "the draft statement urged Israel to prevent the looming evictions of Palestinian families in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, and called for 'restraint' and respect for 'the historic status quo at the

Fight Back (2021-05-21). Los Angeles protest denounces 73 years of Israeli occupation of Palestine. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – 20,000 strong, the Palestinian community and supporters throughout Southern California descended upon the West Los Angeles Wilshire Federal Building and marched to the Israeli Consulate. Protesters demanded an end to the occupation of all historical Palestine and the dismantling of apartheid by the Israeli colonial entity responsible for the terror and mass displacement of Palestinians since 1948, and for and end the violence endured by neighboring Arab countries. | For Palestinians, May 15 marks Al Nakba – Arabic for The Catastrophe. During the 1948 war, at least 750,000 Palestinian men, women…

Mnar Muhawesh Adley (2021-05-21). Panel Discussion: Israeli Intelligence Colludes with Facebook, Google to Censor Palestinian Voices. mintpressnews.com The ongoing assault on Palestine has captured the world's attention. The latest violence was sparked by an attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem by Israeli security forces, resulting in over 300 casualties, as Muslims had gathered to celebrate Ramadan in the region's holiest place of worship. Outside, far-right groups cheered as the mosque was damaged, and launched pogroms against non-Jews inside Israel. | In response, Hamas began firing rockets into Israel, which, in turn, spurred a massive Israeli retaliation that has seen hundreds killed, thousands injured, and forced tens of thousands to flee their hom…

Richard Falk (2021-05-21). Palestine is Winning the Legitimacy War. zcomm.org Israel's own sense of vulnerability to a South African scenario has been exposed by this growing tendency to brand supporters of BDS and harsh critics as 'antisemites'

Speak Out Now (2021-05-21). Sunday 5/23: Palestine: An Uprising Against Zionism and U.S. Imperialism. indybay.org Online event, see website for details…

Angela (2021-05-21). Friday 5/21: Protest for Palestine. indybay.org Lytton Plaza (Downtown Palo Alto)…

Paul Street (2021-05-21). From What to Why on the Trump Proletarian Narrative. counterpunch.org The wrongheaded but ubiquitous notion that the Republican Amerikaner Trump base is the (um, white) "working-class" drawn to "populism" has been disproven in study after study showing that the Trumpenvolk are relatively affluent, not proletarian and poor, and driven by an ugly, mutually reinforcing mixture of racism, sexism, nativism, fundamentalism, and authoritarianism. Those who have

Stephen Lendman (2021-05-21). Fantasy Israeli Ceasefire. globalresearch.ca By hot and …

Stephen Lendman (2021-05-21). Terrorizing and Massacring Civilians Israel's Specialty. globalresearch.ca Israeli terror-bombing and …

Stephen Lendman (2021-05-21). Terrorizing and Massacring Civilians: Israel's Specialty. globalresearch.ca Israeli terror-bombing and …

David Swanson (2021-05-21). Can You Hold These 12 Guns? Don't Shoot Any Palestinians. Wink. Wink. counterpunch.org Scene 1: A Padded Cell Congress: B. B. Bee. Bee. Bibi, Bibi, Bibi, are you there? Yes, just hold this rocket launcher, and this one, and this one, and, I'm just going to hang these grenades from each of your fingers, and, no don't bend over, here, I'll just put this strap over your shoulders,

Seth Sandronsky (2021-05-21). NBA Kings Financial Flop to Hit Sacramento's City Services? counterpunch.org Investing public dollars in private ventures is not risk-free. Consider the case of the NBA Sacramento Kings. The city of Sacramento borrowed $273 million to build the Golden 1 Center, where the Kings play. That deal required the city to take out a loan six years ago. Revenues from city parking service the borrowing, principal

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-21). Conservatives dominate Croatian local polls, green-left coalition takes lead in capital Zagreb. peoplesdispatch.org In Croatian capital Zagreb, Tomislav Tomasevic, leader of Mozemo! (We can!) from the green-left coalition, secured 45.15% votes and will take on Miroslav Skoro (12.6% votes) from the right-wing Homeland Movement in the second round…

Derek Royden (2021-05-21). A progressive revival: Cleveland, Preston and municipal social democracy. nationofchange.org One of the progressive left's goals has to be to empower citizens and this is most easily done at the local level.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-21). Israeli Occupation Forces Attack Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Injuring 15 & Detaining 20. libya360.wordpress.com The Israeli occupation forces stormed the squares of Al-Aqsa Mosque, attacking the worshippers who performed Friday Prayers and celebrated the victory of the Palestinian resistance. The Israeli rubber bullets injured 15 Palestinians, according to media reports which added that Zionist occupation forces detained 20 others after they left the Holy Shrine. ÿߟџÑÿ≠ÿ∏ÿßÿ™ ÿߟÑÿ£ŸàŸÑŸâ ŸÑÿßÿ≥ÿ™ŸáÿØÿß&…

Fight Back (2021-05-21). FRSO fund drive nets $65,000, let's make the push to $100,000. fightbacknews.org We are proud of the progress that our Spring Fundraising campaign has made so far. $65,000 in hand, with many thousands in pledges. We are in striking distance of goal of $100,000. We are poised to make a great leap forward. | FRSO has been growing rapidly, and as a result we need to grow our capacity as a national organization. This fundraising drive makes it possible for us to open a national office and hire staff that can work full time to develop the revolutionary movement. | The decline of U.S. imperialism is accelerating. In the heart of the beast, we have seen a great rebellion against racist inequality an…

Pete Dolack (2021-05-21). The Fight for Independent, Non-Corporate Radio Flares Up Again. counterpunch.org Here we go again. Listener democracy at the Pacifica radio network is in deep jeopardy again because the same people who violently shut down WBAI in 2019 and forced an expensive referendum that was soundly defeated in 2020 have forced a second bylaws referendum. Having lost last year's referendum by a 2-to-1 margin — losing

WSWS (2021-05-21). IG Metall cements wage differentials between east and west German workers. wsws.org Last week, IG Metall ended its contract negotiations in the east German metal and electrical industry, thereby cementing the long standing wage differential between workers in east and west Germany.

Mark Ashwill (2021-05-21). Of Class Rings, Bone Fragments and Fish Ponds: the Interminable Search for US MIAs in Vietnam. counterpunch.org The search for POWs and MIAs became a hot button issue in the years and decades following the war, so much so that it had to be addressed before diplomatic relations could be normalized in 1995 under President Clinton. This was in spite of pressure from the US business community that realized it was late to the economic game in post-1986 ƒê·ªïi M·ªõi(Renovation) Vietnam. The ubiquitous POW flag, an anachronism almost from day one, was introduced in 1972. In 1979, President Jimmy Carter established the National POW/MIA Recognition Day, which falls on the third Friday…

WSWS (2021-05-21). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org One-day national strike by French postal workers over job cuts and pay; Spanish bank workers begin strikes and protests against job cuts; UK bus drivers at two London companies set strike days; public sector strike in Kaduna state Nigeria against mass sackings…

Rob Urie (2021-05-21). China, the U.S., and the Idea of National Competition. counterpunch.org The idea of competition between nations that elected officials invoke to explain why trade agreements must be passed, certain industries must be supported, the largest military-industrial complex in world history must be sustained, and the living standards of working people can't be raised, points to the imperialist nature of capitalism. Capitalist competition— or economic competition

Geoff Beckman (2021-05-21). Larry Summers, the Man Who Won't Shut Up, No Matter How Wrong He's Been. counterpunch.org I want to thank Larry Summers for his continuing refusal to shut up about being wrong. He just got a colossal spanking from guys at J.P. Morgan. A couple of days ago, Axios ran another story fueled by Larry. Axios is a shallower knockoff of POLITICO— a publication so gossipy and unserious that it has

WSWS (2021-05-21). Nexteer workers defy UAW intimidation on eve of vote on sellout deal. wsws.org Twenty-five-hundred Nexteer workers are voting today on another concessionary deal the United Auto Workers is seeking to impose at the former GM plant in Saginaw, Michigan.

Rick Sterling (2021-05-21). Targeting Nicaragua: How Billionaire Foundations Fund NGOs to Advance US Foreign Policy Goals. globalresearch.ca US foreign policy …

W. T. Whitney (2021-05-21). National Strike in Colombia is Massive, Meets Violent Repression. counterpunch.org Colombia is afire with a National Strike mounted by working people young people, and the excluded. They are protesting neoliberal reforms that diminish lives and hopes. Tax-reform proposals from President Iván Duque's rightwing government triggered large demonstrations that began on April 28 and are continuing. Brutal repression has inflamed the rebellion. The government quickly withdrew

Manuel García, Jr. (2021-05-21). Petri Dish Gluttony Need Not Be. counterpunch.org "Wilderness and the Value of Doing Nothing (by Dana Johnson, at CounterPunch, 14 May 2021) sounds a lot like how inconvenience is a luxury for the rich. Most rich guy things to have, or to do, are intrinsically inconvenient; the question is how much of the burden is carried by staff and how much is carried

WSWS (2021-05-21). New Zealand Labour government targets rich investors in immigration "reset" wsws.org Labour's class-based immigration policy is part of a sweeping attack on the social position of the entire working class.

_____ (2021-05-21). New Report: Climate Harms to Health Are Widespread & Costly. popularresistance.org A new report NRDC published with partner groups today spotlights the enormous, often overlooked, and inequitable health and economic costs of climate change and air pollution from burning fossil fuels on the United States. This report, produced by the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action, and NRDC focuses on the frequently ignored but profound public health problems and costs linked to the climate crisis.

Sharon Kelly (2021-05-21). Who's Making — and Funding — the World's Plastic Trash? globalresearch.ca ExxonMobil is the …

MISH (2021-05-21). Congress Howls as Biden Kills Trump's Sanctions on Russia Gas Pipeline. globalresearch.ca Biden Ends Trump's …

Aaron Cynic (2021-05-21). Fight for 15 day of action targets McDonald's. nationofchange.org "We are nothing without food workers. Period. I'm so thankful that you all are doing this because it's important that we really talk about McDonald's specifically."

WSWS (2021-05-21). China successfully lands rover Zhurong on Mars. wsws.org The China National Space Administration achieved a new landmark in planetary exploration—having a successful orbiter, lander and rover as part of the agency's first mission to Mars, an immense scientific and technical achievement.

Adam Vaughan (2021-05-21). World's Largest Iceberg Has Just Broken Off an Antarctic Ice Shelf. globalresearch.ca An iceberg bigger …

William M Arkin (2021-05-21). Inside the Military's Secret Undercover Army. globalresearch.ca Below are excerpts of …

_____ (2021-05-21). Klamath Tribes Rally Amid Water Crisis. popularresistance.org A group of protesters gathered at Sugarman's Corner in downtown Klamath Falls last Saturday, preparing to welcome a 25-car caravan of mostly Klamath Tribal members calling for solutions to the Klamath Basin's water crisis.

Louis Proyect (2021-05-21). How America Got Hooked on Opiods. counterpunch.org When a publicist sent me a press release and screener for Nicholas Jarecki's "Crisis", I looked forward to covering a film by a director who I acclaimed as making one of the best films of 2012: "9. Arbitrage — Don't tell Oliver Stone that I said so, but this is much better than his "Wall

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-05-21). Prison is a university for activists, says Abahlali's George Bonono who was released on bail. peoplesdispatch.org George Bonono spoke to Peoples Dispatch about the conditions in prison and reminisced about the struggles of the shack-dwellers movement's eKhenana occupation.

Joseph Paul Wright (2021-05-21). OPINION: Arizona Is Trying to 'Both Sides' Racism Discussions in Schools. latinorebels.com According to the text of SB-1532, public and charter schools cannot teach that any race/gender is better, or worse than another.

James Bradley (2021-05-21). The Cautionary Tale Of "Doctor America": How Dr. Tom Dooley—Once A Universally Revered Secular Saint to Millions—Found the CIA and Lost His Halo. covertactionmagazine.com How the Dulles brothers, the CIA and the U.S. Navy conspired to turn a decent man into a deceitful spreader of disinformation in support of the Vietnam War The Cold War birthed imaginary nations like East Germany and West Germany, North Korea and South Korea. By 1954 H·ªì Chí Minh had defeated Vietnam's French colonial …

Robert Hunziker (2021-05-21). Chernobyl Alert and The Doomsday Clock. counterpunch.org Like the mythical Phoenix, Chernobyl rises from the ashes. A recent… "Surge in fission reactions in an inaccessible chamber within the complex" is alarming scientists that monitor the ruins of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. (Source: Nuclear Reactions at Chernobyl are Spiking in an Inaccessible Chamber, NewScientist, May 11, 2021). It is known

Michael T. Klare (2021-05-21). Lithium, Cobalt, and Rare Earths. globalresearch.ca Thanks to its …

_____ (2021-05-21). A Day of Action: Educators Pledge to Teach the Truth, June 12. popularresistance.org Lawmakers in at least 15 states are attempting to pass legislation that would require teachers to lie to students about the role of racism, sexism, heterosexism, and oppression throughout U.S. history.

George Wuerthner (2021-05-21). California's Misguided Wildfire Budget. counterpunch.org Recently California Governor Newsom came out with a proposed fire budget of over a billon dollars. Unfortunately, like so many politicians, his budget emphasizes "active forest management" which includes thinning and prescribe fire to reduce the presumed "excess fuels" on public lands. One can forgive Governor Newsom for his budget emphasis as he is likely

Kingston Reif (2021-05-21). 500,000,000,000 Reasons to Scrutinize the US Plan for Nuclear Weapons. globalresearch.ca The public

WSWS (2021-05-21). An Open Letter to UAW International President Rory Gamble, UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry, and UAW Local 2069 President Matt Blondino. wsws.org This open letter was written by the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia following the overwhelming defeat of a UAW contract last weekend.

Colin Todhunter (2021-05-21). Microsoft vs Indian Farmers: Agri-Stacking the System. counterpunch.org In April, the Indian government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft, allowing its local partner CropData to leverage a master database of farmers. The MoU seems to be part of the AgriStack policy initiative, which involves the roll out of 'disruptive' technologies and digital databases in the agricultural sector. Based on press reports

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-05-21). More Good News on Ivermectin. globalresearch.ca Ivermectin is an …

Dan Korobkin (2021-05-21). Grand Rapids' Fingerprinting Policy is a Constitutional Nightmare. Michigan's Top Court can End It. aclu.org For more than 30 years, Grand Rapids, Michigan police have engaged in the egregious, unconstitutional practice of detaining people on the street and then fingerprinting and photographing anyone who isn't carrying an ID, all without a warrant. In the process, they have disproportionately targeted Black people, young people, and lower-income people. The

Staff (2021-05-21). Venezuela's Attorney General 'Works Blindfolded' Due to Silence from International Criminal Court. orinocotribune.com The Attorney General of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, regretted the absence of communication from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in response to reports sent by the Public Prosecutor's Office, in which the office detailed progress made in legislative matters, and institutional adjustments that Venezuela has implemented following ICC recommendations. | "We emphasize once again that the Venezuelan state works completely blindfolded in its submission of information to the ICC Prosecutor's Office, since it has not received official notification from this body regarding the facts that are under investigation,"

Thomas Knapp (2021-05-21). When Israel's Regime Buys US Weapons, it Buys Them with Your Money. counterpunch.org On May 5, Hamas commander Mohammed Deif issued a warning to Israel's government: Unless Israeli police and troops stopped attacking Palestinians in Jerusalem — including not just those protesting against the regime's theft of their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood on behalf of Israeli "settlers," but also worshipers at al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam's

_____ (2021-05-21). Unions Take Up the Fight for Racial Justice. popularresistance.org Labor organizations are taking up the fight for racial justice in many ways. They're developing in-depth member education on racial capitalism. They're using bargaining to address structural racism and developing new leadership.

_____ (2021-05-21). Chile Shifts Left to Rewrite Pinochet-era Constitution. popularresistance.org And today we are going to talk about Chile's elections. This May there were municipal elections and constituent elections, to write a new constitution, because today Chile still has a Pinochet-era constitution, which was written in the time of the military dictatorship, of Augusto Pinochet.

WSWS (2021-05-21). Former Colorado police officers charged for arrest and injury of woman with dementia. wsws.org Karen Garner was assaulted by police in Loveland, Colorado after being suspected of shoplifting items worth $13.88 from a Walmart.

Stephen F. Eisenman (2021-05-21). Five Fables (Inspired by Aesop and Antonio Gramsci). counterpunch.org The Buffalo and the Revolutionary Straddling the fence may be the best way to avoid an unwinnable conflict. Once, many years ago, I became trapped between a buffalo and an alligator. It happened in Payne's Prairie Preserve near Micanopy, Florida, while running along the eight-mile Cones Dike Trail. At about the three-mile marker, I saw

Robert Davis (2021-05-21). Colorado Shooting Highlights Need for Stronger Gun Laws. progressive.org The federal impasse on gun violence presents an opportunity for Colorado, and other states, to strengthen local authority to regulate firearms.

WSWS (2021-05-21). Talks continue in Allegheny Technologies strike as USW seeks to isolate and wear down workers. wsws.org The United Steelworkers is seeking to isolate and wear down the strike by the 1,300 steelworkers at Allegheny Technologies in order to force through another round of concessions.

Michael T. Klare (2021-05-21). Lithium, Cobalt, and Rare Earths: the Post-Petroleum Resource Race. counterpunch.org Thanks to its very name — renewable energy — we can picture a time in the not-too-distant future when our need for non-renewable fuels like oil, natural gas, and coal will vanish. Indeed, the Biden administration has announced a breakthrough target of 2035 for fully eliminating U.S. reliance on those non-renewable fuels for the generation

PAI (2021-05-21). Latest CDC anti-virus guidance draws some union criticism. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

WSWS (2021-05-21). Volvo workers to UAW: "We won't accept another contract proposal cooked up behind our backs" wsws.org Workers at the New River Valley plant in Dublin, Virginia have formed the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee to lead the fight against the UAW-company conspiracy to impose yet another concessionary contract.

Thomas Scott Tucker (2021-05-21). How People in Trouble Created a Radical Health Care Movement. counterpunch.org This simple mission statement was announced at the beginning of each ACT UP meeting. People in trouble, many of them sick and some soon dying, had no time to lose in creating a radical health care movement. The desperation, daring, and diversity of talent in ACT UP meetings were an experience many later compared to

The Associated Press (2021-05-21). 7 Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter in Maradona Death. latinorebels.com BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Seven health professionals who tended to Diego Maradona in the days before his death have been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Carlos Arellán (2021-05-21). Lula Confirms He Will Run in Brazil's Next Presidential Election. orinocotribune.com Lula finally confirmed that he would compete in an election against Jair Bolsonaro. However, the former president clarified that he would do so under certain conditions: "If I am in the best position to win the presidential elections, and I am in good health, yes, I do not doubt it," he told a French magazine that interviewed him. | According to recent polls, the leader of the Brazilian Workers' Party would defeat the current president in the first and second rounds. | According to Datafolha, in a first vote, Lula would get 44% of the vote, compared to only 23% for Bolsonaro. In the second round, the former presi…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-21). McDonald's workers strike for wage hike. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands of McDonald's workers in 15 cities across the United States, went on strike on May 19.The one-day strike action demanded that the minimum wages for workers at the McDonald's chains be hiked to USD 15 per hour.

WSWS (2021-05-21). Australian government ban on citizens returning from India claims lives. wsws.org The Australian government knew that its Indian travel ban would result in deaths, because it was told as much by leading medical experts.

WSWS (2021-05-21). UK educators support the campaign to defend David O'Sullivan. wsws.org "Why should it be the role of key workers to risk it all? Why should speaking up for your legally protected rights end in termination? Why should we sit by and take blow after blow?"

Rima Najjar (2021-05-21). For Palestinians: No Choice but to Speak Truth to Power. globalresearch.ca Pain mixed with …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-21). Duque, Bolsonaro and Piñera: Between Guardianship and Crimes Against Humanity. libya360.wordpress.com Misión Verdad From the right, the presidents of Chile, Sebastián Piñera; Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro; and Colombia, Iván Duque together with the former presidents of Argentina, Mauricio Macri; Ecuador, Lenín Moreno; and Peru, Martín Vizcarra (Photo: Esteban Félix / AP). A few days ago some news portals reported that Colombian President Iván Duque was denounced before…

Global Research News (2021-05-21). This Week's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

Nicky Reid (2021-05-21). Down with Woke Imperialism! counterpunch.org I am a transwoman of no color. I am an agoraphobic welfare queen. I am a genderqueer millennial who has been diagnosed with virtually every mental illness in the DSM. I am intersectional but my existence is not a box checking exercise, though I have been diagnosed with Obsessive Box Checking Disorder. I used to

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). Science Saturday: Explaining cholesterol, research and regeneration. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Isobel Scarisbrick, Ph.D., directs the Neural Repair Laboratory within Mayo Clinic's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her lab examines central nervous system repair after injury, such as traumatic spinal cord injury or a disease like multiple sclerosis (MS). A major area of innovation for the lab is improving nerve regeneration by identifying what helps or hinders that process. Cholesterol, the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente announce strategic investment in Medically Home to expand access to serious or complex care at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn., and OAKLAND, Calif. ? Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente are partnering in an unprecedented collaboration to allow more patients to receive acute level of care and recovery services in the comfort, convenience and safety of their homes. Beginning with significant strategic investments in Medically Home Group, a Boston-based, technology-enabled services company, Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). Consumer Health: Stroke awareness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability for adults. More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). Infographic: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET). newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.?More health tip infographics: ?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Bladder cancer patients require ongoing surveillance. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Bladder cancer is a common type of cancer that begins in the cells of the bladder, a hollow muscular organ in the lower abdomen that stores urine. Bladder cancer signs and symptoms can include blood in the urine, frequent or painful urination, and back pain. "The vast majority of bladder cancer patients are diagnosed with cancer that's not …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Addressing equity in clinical trials. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Like many organizations, Mayo Clinic is working to address disparities and equity in health care. This work is important not only in the clinic setting, but also in addressing equity issues in medical research and clinical trials. Clinical trials are research studies used to determine whether an intervention, such as a drug, device or other …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Top tips for reducing heart attack and stroke risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister just turned 50. She went in for a standard cardiac checkup and learned she has high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The doctor told her that since our mom also had these issues, she must drastically change her diet, increase her exercise, and take medications to lessen her risk for a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). Dr. Cheryl Willman named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, Director, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Cheryl Willman, M.D., has been named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs and director of Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Willman comes to Mayo Clinic from University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she has served as director and CEO for 20 years. Under Dr. Willman's leadership, University of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). Consumer Health: How some types of osteoporosis drugs can hurt your bones. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease, which affects approximately 10 million Americans, according to the Office on Women's Health. Your bones are living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). Consumer Health: Smoking and rheumatoid arthritis — what's the connection? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Arthritis Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about the connection between smoking and rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). Consumer Health: Bladder cancer awareness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers. Nearly 84,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2021, according to the American Cancer Society. Bladder cancer occurs in men more frequently than in women, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). Mayo named a 2021 DiversityInc No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems for Diversity. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DiversityInc announced its annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity listings. Mayo Clinic was named to two specialty lists this year — No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems list, up from No. 7 in 2020, and a new entry onto the Top Companies for People with Disabilities list at No. 19. DiversityInc's listing is …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). Consumer Health: Reducing your risk of breast cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S. Researchers have identified hormonal, lifestyle and environmental factors that may increase your risk of breast cancer. And an estimated 5% to 10% of breast cancers are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for patent foramen ovale. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 36 and do not have any significant medical concerns, but due to a family member's heart health issues, it was recommended I have a cardiac evaluation. After undergoing an echocardiogram, I was surprised to be told that I have a patent foramen ovale. The cardiologist said I don't need to be treated …

commondreams (2021-05-21). FEC Complaint Against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for Illegal 'Soft Money' Solicitation for Super PAC. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Editorial Team (2021-05-21). 10p bag charge introduced in England today. challenge-magazine.org Government measures raising the price of single-use carrier bag from 5p to 10p have been introduced across England today. | The 5p levy on plastic bags was introduced in England in 2015. Wales were the first to introduce the measure in Britain back in 2011, with Scotland following in 2014. | Environment Minister, Rebecca Pow said "The introduction of the 5p charge has been a phenomenal success", and evidence has shown the measure has dramatically reduced the use of single-use plastic bags in England since the measure was implemented. Pow went on to say "We know we must go further to protect our natural environ…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-21). Imperial connects with Kensington residents on electric vehicles. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's Dr Billy Wu, Senior Lecturer at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, took part in a virtual event on electric cars this week.

John Nichols (2021-05-21). Amid All the GOP's Profiles in Political Cowardice, None Is So Stark as That of Mike Gallagher. thenation.com Amid All the GOP's Profiles in Political Cowardice, None Is So Stark as That of Mike Gallagher…

Dave Zirin (2021-05-21). Remembering Lee Evans, Athlete-Activist Legend. thenation.com Remembering Lee Evans, Athlete-Activist Legend…

Ross Barkan (2021-05-21). Will New York Join the List of Cities With Progressive DAs? thenation.com Will New York Join the List of Cities With Progressive DAs?

Salih Booker, William D. Hartung (2021-05-21). Israel's Military, Made in the USA. thenation.com Israel's Military, Made in the USA…

Elie Mystal (2021-05-21). Brett Kavanaugh Remains As Incorrigible as Ever. thenation.com Brett Kavanaugh Remains As Incorrigible as Ever…

Victor Pickard, David Elliot Berman (2021-05-21). Biden's Broadband Plan Is a Good Start—but America Needs Guaranteed Broadband for All. thenation.com Biden's Broadband Plan Is a Good Start—but America Needs Guaranteed Broadband for All…

Chris Walker (2021-05-21). Right-Wing Media Hounds AOC Over Her Choice to Keep Wearing Mask. zcomm.org "If you want to keep wearing your mask then do it"

Zoe Schiffer (2021-05-21). Google employees call for company to support Palestinians. zcomm.org 'Anti-Zionism is not antisemitism'

Nimer Sultany (2021-05-21). Peaceful Coexistence in Israel Hasn't Been Shattered — It's Always Been a Myth. zcomm.org As a Palestinian from within Israel I have long been a second-class citizen, denied basic rights…

àÅngel Guerra Cabrera (2021-05-21). Palestina: Rebelión sin precedente. globalizacion.ca Fueron las agresiones e intentos por paramilitares extremistas de quitar sus casas a palestinos en el barrio de Sheik Jarrah, en Jerusalén, y la ocupación por Israel de la mezquita de Al Aqsa, en pleno mes sagrado del ramadán, la…

Emir Sader (2021-05-21). Lula consolida sus chances de ganar en primera vuelta. globalizacion.ca Desde que recuperó' sus derechos políticos, Lula da Silva pasó a liderar las encuestas para las elecciones presidenciales del 2022. Pero el sondeo de DataFolha, del periódico Folha de Sà£o Paulo, fue el primero hecho de forma presencial y no…

Editorial La Jornada (2021-05-21). Estados Unidos debe cesar la injerencia. globalizacion.ca El presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador sostuvo ayer que el gobierno de Estados Unidos ya se está tardando en dar respuesta a la nota diplomática enviada el 6 de mayo pasado, en la cual solicita aclarar el financiamiento a Mexicanos…

Prof. Eerke Boiten (2021-05-21). NHS Vaccine Passports Are Here — But Will They be Used Beyond International Travel? globalresearch.ca England's

Newsclick (2021-05-21). Stop blaming people for failure to vaccinate. peoplesdispatch.org Journalist Aunindyo Chakravarty busts the myths regarding vaccine hesitancy in India and talks about how it is in fact poor planning that has led to the crisis in this process…

UUSF Forum (2021-05-21). Sunday 5/30: A Perspective from David Hartsough Peace and Civil Rights Activist, and Author. indybay.org Join Our Zoom Forum with David Hartsough | zoom.us/j/2200241232?pwd=aCt1dWI0OGxUdUxjeUJ5K0xSY09uUT09 | Meeting ID: 220 024 1232 | Passcode: 328697…

Eric Posner (2021-05-21). Disempowering the US cartels. indybay.org Technology corporations mostly form oligopolies, if not monopolies. | U.S. President Joe Biden is signaling that his administration wants to crack down on monopolies… Klobuchar's bill aims to boost antitrust action in many ways: it seeks to increase funding for the FTC and the Justice Department's Antitrust Division.

UUSF Humanists, Non-Theists (2021-05-21). Sunday 5/23: Tom Gallagher, A Social Democrats Take on the Biden Administration. indybay.org Join us on Zoom — | us02web.zoom.us/j/87281301611?pwd=NWF6NGd3bUhpSE14NWJLcmpra1ZSUT09 | Meeting ID: 872 8130 1611 | Passcode: 391496 | Dial by your location | +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)…

Anita Riveros (2021-05-21). Discovering the Truth Hidden in Official Claims. indybay.org In this piece, the importance of conspiracy theorists is brought up. Not everything that is said should be written off so quickly, there are always more sides of the story that some may not want to tell.

Zachary Brikovich (2021-05-21). Colorism Within the Beauty Industry. indybay.org OP-Ed that takes a look at colorism in the beauty industry and the projected trends of the skin whitening market in the future.

Greg Sarris (2021-05-21). Thursday 5/20: Word for Wordcast's Broadcast of Radio Drama "Citizen" (May 20-June 3). indybay.org Tune into KALW, 91.7 FM, at 1 pm. 3 episodes: 5/20, 5/27 and 6/3.

repost (2021-05-21). South African Dockers Stopping Unloading of Israeli Cargo From Zim Ship. indybay.org South African Durban dockers will refuse to unload an Israeli ZIM ship on Friday May 21. In 2010 they also took action to stop the movement of Israeli cargo. This action is backed by COSATA and other trade unions and community groups.

Oakland Privacy (2021-05-21). Wednesday 6/9: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveil. indybay.org Email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to obtain Zoom meeting access info.

Angela (2021-05-21). Saturday 5/22: Resistance Until Liberation. indybay.org Madison Park, Oakland (Eight & Madison)…

Philip Farruggio (2021-05-21). …'Wrapped in a flag…'. nationofchange.org That is always how fascism operates. You find scapegoats to pin the blame on and off you go… right to the poorhouse.

Lynda Carson (2021-05-21). Rent reporting bill SB 1157 may cost some tenants around $10.00 per month. indybay.org Oakland tenants facing eviction from a non-profit housing developer in 2008. Photo by Lydia Gans…

Ramona du Houx (2021-05-21). Coalition highlights legislation to address plastic pollution caused by oil companies. indybay.org Plastic pollution is killing us. In honor of Endangered Species Day, national Elected Officials back the federal Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act…

Angela (2021-05-21). Saturday 5/22: Resistance Until Liberation: Rally & Protest. indybay.org 11 am | 16th & Mission St, SF | March to Civic Center | 1 pm Rally | Civic center, SF…

Safe Ag Safe Schools (2021-05-21). Pesticides on your food in California: An illegal helping once a week. indybay.org Illegal levels of pesticides were detected on more than 1 in 25 pieces of produce sampled in California, according to recently released data by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). The rate of illegal samples, 4% of the 3,274 fruit and vegetables tested in 2019, is consistent with the most recent 5-year average (2015-2019).

_____ (2021-05-20). What critics of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan get wrong. popularresistance.org Within hours of President Joe Biden's announcement that US forces will leave Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, objections and remonstrations appeared across US media. These protests are nearly all disingenuous, false and specious, and meant to utilize fear to continue a tragic and purposeless war.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-20). Military Situation In Afghanistan On May 20, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 20, Afghan Army reportedly recaptured key areas in Dahan-e Ghori and Baghlan-e Markazi districts of Baghlan | On May 20, at least nine civilians were killed by a roadside bomb blast in Lashkar Gah | On May 20, a prosecutor was killed in a blast in the city of Sheberghan of Jawzjan province | 176 Taliban members were killed and 112 others were wounded in Nangarhar, Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, Logar, Khost, Zabul, Kandahar, Badghis, Farah, Herat, Balkh, Konduz, He…

Dan Cohen (2021-05-20). "He Dedicated His Whole Life to His Patients" — Israel Kills Gaza Doctor and His Entire Family. mintpressnews.com Dan Cohen speaks with Gaza surgeon Sara al-Saqqa about responding to mass casualties and the massacre that killed Dr. Ayman Abu al-Ouf and his family.

teleSUR (2021-05-20). Guatemala: Seven Inmates Were Beheaded in a Prison Riot. telesurenglish.net Guatemala's National Civil Police (PNC) reported the deaths of at least 14 inmates, seven of whom were beheaded in a prison riot on Wednesday. | RELATED: | The massacre took place around 16.00 local time at the Cantel Rehabilitation Farm in the Quetzaltenango Department. | The prison's capacity was over 200 percent overloaded. There were 2,252 inmates at the moment of the incidents. | According to the PCN, the mur…

WSWS (2021-05-20). New layoffs at Frankfurt airport. wsws.org With the active support of the trade unions, the jobs massacre continues unabated at Rhein-Main.

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia (2021-05-20). The Deadliest Police Operations in Brazil's History. latinorebels.com At around 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, Rio de Janeiro was waking up to yet another massacre.

Amira Hass (2021-05-20). Gaza Lives Erased: Israel Is Wiping Out Entire Palestinian Families on Purpose. globalresearch.ca The numerous incidents …

Peter Koenig (2021-05-20). Gaza: US and the West Support Israel's Crimes Against Humanity. globalresearch.ca "I said we …

Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-20). Qui Bono? Understanding Israel's Latest Assault on Gaza. counterpunch.org "Both sides need to de-escalate." "No one benefits from this. " You'll hear a lot of statements like that from pundits, elected officials, government spokespeople, and mainstream media anytime there's violence in Israel-Palestine. In the last few days, Israeli war planes, armed drones, and artillery mounted on tanks have killed more than 119 Palestinians in

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-05-20). Turkey Manufacturing Water Crisis to Pressure Damascus and Syria's Kurds. globalresearch.ca Turkey has reduced …

The Socialist Program (2021-05-20). In the News: Israeli War Crimes Paid for by the USA. liberationnews.org On today's "In the News" roundtable, Brian Becker, Esther Iverem, Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss Palestinians' general strike today as fierce resistance continues to the increasingly brutal Israeli attack…

The Socialist Program (2021-05-20). Karl Marx's Theory of Exploitation. liberationnews.org Brian and Prof. Wolff discuss the theory of surplus value. Why do Marxists believe that anyone who works for a wage is being stolen from by their boss?>

Fight Back (2021-05-20). Palestinian youth lead rally in solidarity general strike. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On May 18, nearly 200 people gathered outside of Bradford Beach, below the North Point Water Tower, to rally and march in solidarity with the general strike in Palestine. The crowd was made up of many students and Palestinian families, as well as members from the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, the Milwaukee Area Labor Council and other groups. | People marched down Lincoln Memorial Drive as a small car caravan followed behind. The crowd was filled with Palestinian flags and keffiyehs. Chants called for Palestinian freedom. The peop…

teleSUR (2021-05-20). Brazilian Parliament Approves the Privatization of Eletrobras. telesurenglish.net The vote took place after a long session of Congress which ended in the early hours of Thursday morning. | Alessandro Molon, from the Socialist Party of Brazil, criticized the measure, wondering, "Is it reasonable to sell the sixth most lucrative company in Brazil, decisive for energy sovereignty? Is is reasonable to vote on an important [matter] like this in just 23 hours?" | RELATED: | If th…

WSWS (2021-05-20). The struggle against climate change, the pandemic and war requires a revolutionary socialist perspective! wsws.org This statement will be distributed by the IYSSE at protests of high school students across Australia demanding action on climate change.

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2021-05-18: News Headlines

David Swanson (2021-05-18). For Okinawa, Rahm Would Be a Knee on the Neck. counterpunch.org If you don't know much about Japan (and neither does Rahm Emanuel, the reported nominee for U.S. ambassador) a few relevant facts are these: 1) It's right next to China which much of the U.S. government is eager for some sort of fight with. 2) Its Constitution (imposed by the U.S.) bans war, and the

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-18). The Gilt Comes Off: Singapore Goes Into Lockdown. dissidentvoice.org A clean, technology driven dystopia. A representation of our techno future. These were the introductory descriptions to a piece by science fiction author William Gibson on Singapore for Wired in 1993. "Imagine an Asian version of Zurich operating as an offshore capsule at the foot of Malaysia; an affluent microcosm whose citizens inhabit something that …

Dr Yasser Abu Jamei (2021-05-18). Life Lacking a Sense of Safety. counterpunch.org After Saturday's bombing raids in the heart of Gaza City killing at least 43 people including 10 children and 16 women, Gazans are once again struggling with traumatic memories. The atrocities that are happening now bring memories. Israeli planes have shattered our families so many terrifying and memorable times for decades. For instance, over and over again for three weeks during Cast Lead in December 2008 and January 2009; seven weeks in July and August 2014.

Editor2 (2021-05-18). Palestinian Missiles Herald New Page in History of Muslim World: Iraq's Ameri. orinocotribune.com A senior politician with Iraq's anti-Israel resistance movement says the missiles that fellow Palestinians are today raining down on the Israeli-occupied territories herald an end to the regime's "invincibility" myth and a new chapter in the history of the Muslim world. | Hadi al-Ameri, secretary-general of Iraq's Badr Organization, held separate phone talks on Friday with leaders of the Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad resistance movements, namely Ismail Haniyeh and Ziad al-Nakhaleh, to voice the Iraqi nation's solidarity with Gaza, which has been the target of another bloody Israeli military campaign over th…

Bianca Mugyenyi (2021-05-18). How Canada should respond to Israel's escalating violence. mronline.org We can protect Palestinians from Israeli aggression by applying our own Canadian law. | May 18, 2021 | Newswire…

Jonah Raskin (2021-05-18). Edward Said's Palestine, Revisited. counterpunch.org The recent firefights that have exploded this May between Hamas and the Israeli Army in Gaza—with more casualties on the Palestinian than on the Israeli side—sent me back to The Question of Palestine, the controversial book by Edward Said, originally published by Times Books in 1979 and reissued by Vintage in 1992. Zionists and anti-Zionists, pro-Palestinians and

Yanis Iqbal (2021-05-18). Israeli Barbarism in Gaza. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — May 13, 2021 | Dr. Akram Kewidar, an assistant professor at the Israa University, Gaza, has sent me videos of the Zionist carnage occurring in the Palestinian enclave. Israeli bombs are reducing entire residential buildings to dust and rubble; bodies lie mangled in pulverized cars; corpses are strewn on the streets like the remains of flattened houses. As I write these words, nearly 83 people, including 17 children, have

Max Blumenthal (2021-05-18). Killing Gaza: Dan Cohen & Max Blumenthal's documentary shows life under Israel's bombs and siege. thegrayzone.com Filmed behind the walls of the Gaza Strip in the middle of Israel's 2014 military assault, Killing Gaza presents a harrowing vision of siege and highlights a dispossessed people's undying will to resist In Killing Gaza, independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen documented Israel's 2014 war on Gaza and its devastating aftermath. Yet this film is much more than a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering. It is a chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, …

Editorial Team (2021-05-18). Israeli bombing kills 192 in Gaza including 58 children as media building is wiped out. challenge-magazine.org Japhy Barrera, is a member of the YCL's Birmingham branch | Israel's barrage on the Palestinian-majority Gaza strip has rapidly escalated over the last few days. Israeli airstrikes on Sunday killing 42 Palestinians including 10 children has brought the total to 192 confirmed to have been killed in the last week, 58 of which being children as young as a few months old. These killings have been mostly if not all civilian deaths. | The state of Israel's reasoning for the airstrikes has remained consistently that they are willing to destroy the threat of Hamas — the Palestinian political organisation that gov…

Medea Benjamin (2021-05-18). How the United States Contributes to the Killing of Palestinians. progressive.org As Gaza suffers, Congress has been slow to counteract President Joe Biden's plan to continue funneling military aid to Israel.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Israel continues "full force" attacks on Gaza, backed by US and several Arab states. wsws.org The attacks on Gaza overnight Sunday/Monday were more intense, covering a broader area and lasting longer than the bombardment the previous night in which 42 Palestinians were killed.

Mnar Muhawesh Adley (2021-05-18). Podcast Panel: The Israeli Assault on Gaza with Malak Mattar, Dan Cohen and Miko Peled. mintpressnews.com Welcome to MintCast, the official MintPress podcast featuring dissenting voices the establishment would rather silence. I'm your host Mnar Adley. | Israel's latest attack on Palestine has captured the world's attention. On Saturday, the Israeli military attacked the Shati Refugee Camp in Gaza, killing 10 people, including eight children. The same day, Israeli missiles hit a high-rise building housing the headquarters of Al-Jazeera and the Associated Press. On Sunday, Israeli strikes killed at least 42 people, bringing the death toll to over 200, including 50 children. All of these actions amount to war crimes.

Amnesty International (2021-05-18). Israel/OPT: Pattern of Israeli Attacks on Residential Homes in Gaza Must be Investigated as War Crimes. globalresearch.ca Israeli forces have …

Staff (2021-05-18). Israeli Human Rights Group B'Tselem: Israel Is Committing War Crimes by Killing Civilians in Gaza. democracynow.org As the Palestinian death toll in Gaza tops 200, the leading Israeli human rights group B'Tselem is accusing Israel of committing war crimes by killing blockaded civilians and destroying infrastructure on a massive scale. Executive director Hagai El-Ad says Israel has not done enough to distinguish between military and civilian targets or to act with proportionality. "We've seen war crimes in previous military assaults on Gaza," he says. "And, in fact, the impunity of the previous times in which war crimes were committed is what has paved the way for the continuation of more such crimes being committed." Earlier t…

Staff (2021-05-18). Gaza Physician: Israel Is Targeting Doctors & Health Facilities to Overwhelm Our Crumbling System. democracynow.org The death toll in Gaza has reached 213, including at least 61 children, as Israel continues to attack the besieged area by air, land and sea using U.S.-made warplanes and bombs. The death toll in Israel stands at 11 from rockets fired from Gaza. Israel is facing increasing criticism for targeting doctors in its attack, and its airstrikes have reportedly damaged at least 18 hospitals and clinics, according to the World Health Organization. The attacks on medical staff and facilities are a "nightmare," says Dr. Rasha, a Palestinian internal medicine physician working in Gaza who asked not to use her full name for s…

Staff (2021-05-18). Palestinians Stage Historic General Strike from "the River to the Sea" for the First Time Since 1936. democracynow.org As the Israeli bombing of Gaza enters its ninth day, Palestinians across the occupied West Bank, Gaza and inside Israel are staging a historic general strike. This comes as violence is also spreading across Israel, with Jewish mobs attacking Palestinians in mixed Jewish and Arab communities. Last week, extremist Israeli settlers were filmed attacking Palestinian-owned shops in a Tel Aviv suburb. Another harrowing video shows ultranationalist Israelis dragging a man they believed to be an Arab from his car and beating him mercilessly. Some settlers were filmed on live television chanting "Death to Arabs," and scre…

Staff (2021-05-18). Israel Is Targeting Doctors and Health Facilities Says Gaza Physician. truthout.org The death toll in Gaza has reached 213, including at least 61 children, as Israel continues to attack the besieged area by air, land and sea using U.S.-made warplanes and bombs. The death toll in Israel stands at 11 from rockets fired from Gaza. Israel is facing increasing criticism for targeting doctors in its attack, and its airstrikes have reportedly damaged at least 18 hospitals and clinics, according to the World Health Organization. The attacks on medical staff and facilities are a "nightmare," s…

Staff (2021-05-18). Israeli Airstrikes Damage Gaza's Only COVID Testing Lab. truthout.org Israeli airstrikes in the center of the occupied Gaza Strip on Monday caused severe damage to the territory's lone coronavirus testing lab and the offices of the Palestinian Ministry of Health, an attack that was immediately condemned as a war crime. | Citing eyewitnesses to the bombing, Middle East Eye

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-18). Ignore Starmer's moral posturing: He's the one we should blame for stoking antisemitism. dissidentvoice.org No one should be surprised that Britain's rightwing prime minister, Boris Johnson, has had barely anything to say about Israel's pummelling of Gaza, with nearly 200 Palestinians reported to have been killed by airstrikes and many hundreds more seriously wounded. Nor should we be surprised that Johnson has had nothing to say about the fact …

Shatha Hammad (2021-05-18). Palestinians to stage nationwide general strike as air raids pummel Gaza. zcomm.org Strike will be held across occupied Palestinian territories as well as Palestinian towns inside Israel on Tuesday, as intense Israeli bombing shows no signs of abating…

WSWS (2021-05-18). Protests across Europe against Israeli war on Gaza. zcomm.org Workers and young people joined protests across Europe to oppose Israel's bombardment of the Palestinian population in Gaza…

Refaat Alareer (2021-05-18). Gaza Father & Writer Speaks Out as Palestinian Death Toll Nears 200. zcomm.org Israel Is Trying to Destroy Us…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-05-18). Os F-35s bombardeiam Gaza. globalresearch.ca O porta-voz das Foràßas Israelitas, Zilberman, anunciando o início do bombardeamento de Gaza, especificou que "80 caàßas, incluindo o F-35 avanàßado" (The Times of Israel, 11 de Maio de 2021) està£o a participar na operaàßà£o. É oficialmente o baptismo de …

Staff (2021-05-18). "Genocide": Palestinian Lawmaker Condemns Netanyahu for Bombing Gaza to Stay in Power, Avoid Charges. democracynow.org The ongoing Israeli attack on Gaza, which has now killed at least 213 people, "really is an act of genocide," says Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, a member of the Palestinian parliament and head of the Palestinian Medical Relief Society who has been leading efforts to manage the pandemic in the West Bank and Gaza. He says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces multiple corruption charges, is using the latest violence to save his political future. "This man and his government is using Palestinian blood, and maybe even Israeli blood, to stay in power, to evade the three cases of corruption that he has to face,…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-18). Palestinian workers in Israel, West Bank launch general strike. peoplesworld.org Palestinians in both Israel and the West Bank have declared a general strike Tuesday against the Israeli Netanyahu government's escalation of aircraft bombing runs on Gaza, and the mounting death toll, now exceeding 219, including 59 children, among its inhabitants. The High Follow-up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel announced the strike Sunday "in response …

South Front (2021-05-18). Video: Gaza Ceasefire Nowhere in Sight. globalresearch.ca The hostilities in …

Anonymous007 (2021-05-18). Military Situation In The West Bank And Gaza Strip On May 18th, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 212 Palestinian including 59 children and 35 women were killed and more than 1305 were injured in the Gaza Strip by the IDF strikes since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza | 21 Palestinian were killed and more than 3363 were injured in the West Bank by the IDF since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in West Bank | 10 Israeli people reportedly were killed and more than 500 were injured by the Pale…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-18). U.S. Deployed Warships Toward Red Sea, B-52 Bombers In Spain In Thinly Veiled Support For Israel. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Alongside the hostilities in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, a concentration of NATO forces appears to be happening nearby. | On May 16th, a French carrier group was concentrated south of Cyprus. | On May 17th, four US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers arrived in Spain, and this is in addition to the six already based in Qatar. | On May 18th, three missile destroyers from the US Navy aircraft carrier group operating in the Arabian Sea are making a transition with th…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-18). U.S. Deployed Warships Toward Read Sea, B-52 Bombers In Spain In Thinly Veiled Support For Israel. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Alongside the hostilities in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, a concentration of NATO forces appears to be happening nearby. | On May 16th, a French carrier group was concentrated south of Cyprus. | On May 17th, four US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers arrived in Spain, and this is in addition to the six already based in Qatar. | On May 18th, three missile destroyers from the US Navy aircraft carrier group operating in the Arabian Sea are making a transition with th…

repost (2021-05-18). Labor for Palestine's Call for Nakba Day Support for Palestine. indybay.org U.S. Labor Must Stand With Palestine! | Labor for Palestine, Nakba Day, May 15, 2021 | As workers, labor, and anti-apartheid activists, we join millions around the world to unequivocally condemn Israel's genocidal attacks on the Palestinian people: mass evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods of Jerusalem, storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque, waves of state-sponsored violence throughout the West Bank and the '48 areas (stolen from Palestine in 1948), and merciless bombardment of Gaza that has already killed and wounded hundreds of people, many of them children.

Liberation staff-Seattle (2021-05-18). MMIP families gather for justice in Seattle. liberationnews.org On May 15, the families of missing and murdered Indigenous people and their supporters gathered in Seattle from around the North West for a day of prayer and action for "Justice for MMIP families."

J. B. Gerald (2021-05-18). Indigenous Fisheries vs. Mob Rule. The Rights of First Nations. globalresearch.ca On September 17, …

Medea Benjamin, Nicholas J.S. Davies (2021-05-18). Why the United States has Blood on its Hands in Palestine. juancole.com ( Code Pink) -The U.S. corporate media usually report on Israeli military assaults in occupied Palestine as if the United States is an innocent neutral party to the conflict. In fact, large majorities of Americans have told pollsters for decades that they want the United States to be neutral in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But U.S. …

Stephanie Hedgecoke (2021-05-18). Syringes for Cuba: Campaign to send vital COVID supplies. workers.org During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cuba's Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade sent 53 contingents of volunteer health workers to over 40 countries — in addition to Cuban medical personnel already working in 58 countries. And more than 45 countries requested Cuba's Interferon Alpha 2B protocol to use for . . . |

Dave Lindorff (2021-05-18). A Maskless US Heads Down a Dark Road as the Covid Pandemic Rages On. counterpunch.org In the clash between sound science and political pressure from anti-science crackpots in the United States, the Biden administration and the Center for Disease Control have blinked, announcing prematurely that people who are vaccinated can basically give up masking except when traveling on public transit or visiting health facilities. The idiocy and mendacity of this

The Associated Press (2021-05-18). Attorney: US Makes Concessions to Ease Asylum Restrictions. latinorebels.com SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration has agreed to let about 250 people a day through border crossings with Mexico to seek refuge in the United States, part of negotiations to settle a lawsuit over pandemic-related powers that deny migrants a right to apply for asylum, an attorney said Monday.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Protests and strikes by hospital workers in Germany. wsws.org Last Wednesday, "International Nurses' Day," there were protests all over the country, where nurses, other hospital workers and those at care facilities gave vent to their justified anger over the government response to the pandemic.

Kuehn BM. (2021-05-18). WHO Calls for Stronger Primary Care in the Postpandemic World. jamanetwork.com Countries will have to rebuild their primary care health systems to ensure equitable and affordable access to care and eliminate inequities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a call to action from the World Health Organization (WHO).

WSWS (2021-05-18). Crowdfund campaign wins support for sacked London bus driver David O'Sullivan. wsws.org "My claim against Metroline is a test case for the rights of key workers during the pandemic," O'Sullivan stated.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Lively discussion among students, parents, and workers about an international counter-offensive against capitalism. wsws.org The discussion covered the key class issues in the pandemic—from the orgy of enrichment in the capital markets to the role of the trade unions in Germany.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Report highlights shocking growth of poverty among US infants during the pandemic. wsws.org Zero to Three's State of Babies Yearbook: 2021 reports that nearly 40 percent of babies in the US now live at or near the poverty line, with food insecurity and lack of child care severely worsened by the pandemic.

Kuehn BM. (2021-05-18). Pandemic Contributes to Worse Pregnancy Outcomes Worldwide. jamanetwork.com Maternal deaths, stillbirths, and surgery for ectopic pregnancies increased substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in low- and middle-income countries, according to a recent meta-analysis that included 40 studies involving more than 6 million women in 17 countries.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Preventive screening during COVID-19 pandemic leads to early diagnosis of treatable breast cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers have been concerned about a growing number of patients delaying or skipping preventive screenings because they have been hesitant to see their health care provider. Experts have stressed that it's not only safe to come in for preventive screenings, but also it's important to avoid future health problems …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Cold vs. allergies during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to the common cold, allergies and COVID-19, overlapping symptoms can be confusing. In this Q&A, Dr. Arveen Bhasin, a Mayo Clinic allergist and immunologist, provides some clarity by comparing and contrasting the signs and symptoms of these conditions: What are allergy symptoms?Allergy symptoms can affect the nose, sinuses and lungs. These symptoms …

Jesse Jackson (2021-05-18). Covid-19 Is a Global Threat to Humanity—and Requires an International Response. commondreams.org "With the U.S. well on the way to beating the pandemic at home, we must lift our sights to join in combating it across the world." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/india_3.jpg

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-18). Engagement in a pandemic — reflections from Engagement Week 2021. imperial.ac.uk 130 members of staff took part in Engagement Week to learn and share insights into how the College can better engage society with its work.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Talking to your children about vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12-15 years. So parents and caregivers may be getting even more questions from children about whether vaccines are safe and how vaccines can help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Information in this article was contributed by Jennifer …

Disability Rights California (2021-05-18). Wednesday 5/19: Reflections on the Pandemic: Lessons Learned on BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ & Disabled Communities. indybay.org Online event | ACCESSIBILITY: American Sign Language, Captioning, and Spanish Interpreters will be available.

Israel Shahak (2021-05-18). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

Editorial Team (2021-05-18). Home Office found guilty after inflicting years of pain. challenge-magazine.org A man who came to Britain from Congo at the age of 13 in 2003 has got a rare win for immigrants in Britain. The High Court finally ruled in favour of Sam Louis' claim following a decade of false imprisonment and legal hostility. | Several years of childhood neglect whilst under the negligence of social services did little to prepare Mr Louis for the dire lack of support he'd receive in the UK. His unassisted attempts, even in his teens, to regularize his status were met with silence. When he was found guilty of a "relatively spontaneous low-level street robbery" aged 20 he had no clue how harshly the previousl…

The Jamal Journal (2021-05-18). The May 13, 1985 Massacre: Honor the Victims by Freeing Mumia Abu-Jamal! indybay.org This is a compilation of links to many recent articles. Reprinted in full is a 2010 article about May 13, 1985, written by Angola 3 News. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on the May 15, 2021 West Philadelphia community event honoring those murdered by police on May 13, 1985: "Janine Africa said the mothers have just one demand: Free writer and activist Mumia Abu-Jamal from Mahanoy State Correctional Institution in Frackville, Schuylkill County."

Patrick Cockburn (2021-05-18). Israel is Making the Same Errors as Britain did Over Northern Ireland 50 Years Ago. counterpunch.org When I first visited Israel in 1976 after spending three years in Northern Ireland working on my second degree, I was struck by the similarities between the situations in the two countries. It is therefore entirely appropriate that on the same day that the Israeli-Palestinian crisis was exploding this week, an inquest in Belfast was

Pepe Escobar (2021-05-18). The Mask of "Liberal Democracy" Falls with a Bang. globalresearch.ca Nakba, May 15, …

Martha Grevatt (2021-05-18). Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide! workers.org For the first time since the creation of Israel in 1948, U.S. bipartisan support for the Zionist settler state has come under fire on the floor of Congress. "To read the statements from President [Joe] Biden, Secretary [of State Antony] Blinken, General [Lloyd] Austin and leaders of both parties, you . . . |

Rep. Ron Paul (2021-05-18). Big Government and Big Inflation. globalresearch.ca April's 4.2 percent …

Juan Cole (2021-05-18). Do Americans turn a Blind eye to Israel's Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians because of White Nationalism? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Why governments in London, Paris and Washington back Israel's Occupation of 5 million stateless Palestinians and its slow ethnic cleansing of them is not so hard to figure out. Israel represents itself as a Western aircraft carrier in a strategically crucial part of the world full of energy resources. It …

Staff (2021-05-18). Chile: Election Results & Composition of the Constitutional Convention. orinocotribune.com This Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16, Chileans participated in a mega-election in which they voted for the 155 members of the Constituent Convention, 345 mayors, 2,252 councilors, and 16 regional governors. Regional governors (called intendants) had been appointed directly by the president since the 1974 creation of Chile's regions by the Pinochet dictatorship. | More than 22,000 candidates disputed 2,678 positions. | The result was so clear that President Piñera had to acknowledge at the end of the day that the people sent a clear message that his government does not know how to tune in to the demands of the…

Eds. (2021-05-18). BAR Book Forum: Stefanie K. Dunning's "Black to Nature" mronline.org The author explores various social, political, and cultural sites that explore and highlight the Black pastoral experience. | May 18, 2021 | Review…

Eds. (2021-05-18). Frantz Fanon and the Algerian revolution today. mronline.org This two-part long read is an extract from a chapter in a forthcoming book Fanon Today: The Revolt and Reason of the Wretched of the Earth (edited by Nigel Gibson, Daraja Press 2021). | May 18, 2021…

The Conversation (2021-05-18). Israel-Palestine conflict: why Gulf leaders are staying quiet — for now. juancole.com By Simon Mabon | — It's generally reckoned to be one of Donald Trump's few major foreign policy achievements. On August 13 2020, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel signed a historic agreement normalising relations between the two states, and in the weeks that followed, other Arab states followed Abu Dhabi's lead in what …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-18). Nurses at Maine's biggest hospital complex unionize. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Susan Abulhawa (2021-05-18). A conversation with Susan Abulhawa on Zionism. workers.org The following interview with Palestinian activist and author Susan Abuhawa was conducted by Ted Kelly, May 3, 2021. Abulhawa speaking at rally for Palestine in Philadelphia, May 15. WW Photo: Joe Piette Susan Abulhawa: Recently five or six young Palestinian boys were kidnapped and arrested; you know, just terrorized. . . . |

Associated Press (2021-05-18). Biden adviser makes personal appeal to young to get shots. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Al Neal (2021-05-18). Behind the glamour of international sports events: The broken bodies of workers. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Eds. (2021-05-18). Massive resistance in all parts of Palestine amid deadly Israeli assault. mronline.org In just the last week, the situation in occupied Palestine and the larger region has seen a dramatic shift. | May 18, 2021 | Newswire…

John Wojcik (2021-05-18). In cowardly move, GOP Leader McCarthy tries to sink Jan. 6 commission. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—As expected by anyone who has paid attention to the way Republicans have operated for many years now, GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Monday that he is against what has been touted as a bi-partisan proposal to form an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection. His move will reduce Republican support …

John Pietaro (2021-05-18). Mike Gold, 'Jews Without Money' author, gets overdue recognition in new bio. peoplesworld.org In the pantheon of 1930s revolutionary writers, Michael Gold has too long faltered on the historic periphery. A close associate of Hemingway, Reed, O'Neill, Hughes, St. Vincent Millay, Claude McKay, John Dos Passos, Dorothy Parker, Richard Wright, Carl Sandburg, Upton Sinclair, and James T. Farrell, Gold was not only overshadowed by the celebrity of others …

Rosalind English (2021-05-18). Amsterdam Court orders reinstatement of Uber drivers dismissed by algorithm. ukhumanrightsblog.com In October 2020 the App Drivers & Couriers Union ('ADCU') filed a legal challenge against Uber Technologies Inc. for the dismissal of drivers by an algorithm in the UK and Portugal. The District Court of Amsterdam heard claims by the ADCU on behalf of three drivers from the UK, and a fourth driver from Lisbon, …

Alethea Redfern (2021-05-18). The Weekly Round-Up: The Queen's Speech and Gendered Violence. ukhumanrightsblog.com In this week's round up: key human rights-related bills from the Queen's Speech, cross-party proposals for ending gendered violence, diplomatic immunity and Travellers' rights.

Staff (2021-05-18). AOC and Cori Bush Have Helped Remove Taboo on Calling Israel an Apartheid State. truthout.org When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez labeled Israel an apartheid country over the weekend,

Staff (2021-05-18). The Entire US Tax Code Is Implicated in the Forced Displacement of Palestinians. truthout.org Like many, I have watched with horror as cynical state actors and the legacy of Palestinian dispossession and settler colonialism have fueled the latest conflagration across Israel/Palestine. Underwriting the cheap political calculus of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political cronies is a network of U.S. financial support. Indeed, U.S. military aid and perverse corporate incentives underlie the U.S.-Israeli arms trade. A few courageous politicians are beginning to forge…

Global Research News (2021-05-18). Selected Articles: How the United States Helps to Kill Palestinians. globalresearch.ca By The U.S. corporate media usually report on Israeli military assaults in occupied Palestine as if the United Sta…

Prabhat Patnaik (2021-05-18). Patents versus the People. mronline.org ON October 2, 2020, even before any vaccines against COVID-19 had been approved, India and South Africa had proposed to the WTO that a temporary patent waiver should be granted on all such innovations. | May 18, 2021…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-18). Russia Delivered Third Batch Of Weapons To Central African Republic. southfront.org Illustrative image. Click to see full-size | Russia has supplied the Central African Republic (CAR) with a third batch of small arms, including 5,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles, Russian Ambassador to Bangui Vladimir Titorenko

Anonymous765 (2021-05-18). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — May 18, 2021. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier ai…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-18). Military Situation In Syria On May 18, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 18, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 37 times: 16 — in Idlib province, 15 — in Latakia province, 2 — in Hama province, 4 — in Aleppo province | On May 18, local protesters in the Shaddadi area blocked the Hasakah-Deir Ezzor road in opposition to the Autonomous Administration's decision to raise fuel prices. | On May 17, an ex-rebel member was killed by unknown gunmen in the town of Tasil | On…

Anonymous765 (2021-05-18). U.S. Army's PRSM Moves Towards Breaching Defunct INF Treaty's Limits. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : |

Anonymous007 (2021-05-18). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On May 18, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Novoluganskoe shelled DPR positions in Dolomitnoe with 120-mm artillery and grenade launchers | 2. UAF in Pesky shelled DPR positions in Veseloe with 120-mm artillery and grenade launchers | 3. UAF in Pesky shelled DPR positions in Donetsk city with 120-mm artillery, killing 1 DPR soldier | 4. DPR in Dolomitnoe shelled UAF positions in Novoluganskoe with 120-mm and 82-mm artillery | 5. DPR in Donetsk city shelled UAF positions in Pesky with 120-mm artill…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Mayo Clinic again receives top honors for high-quality patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Eleven? hospitals across?Mayo Clinic?received star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Overall Hospital Quality. Six of the 11 hospitals earned five stars — the best score possible. The national average is 3 of 5 stars. The star rating provides patients with information about multiple dimensions of quality …

Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal (2021-05-18). Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide. Complete 2013 Judgment of the Kuala Lumpur Tribunal. globalresearch.ca The Tribunal deplores the failure of international institutions to punish the State of Israel for its crimes and its total lack of respect of International Law and the institutions of the United Nations.

Philip Giraldi (2021-05-18). Netanyahu Warns Biden Not to Get Involved. globalresearch.ca An interesting

WSWS (2021-05-18). COVID-19 workplace outbreaks continue to surge across Canada. wsws.org In Canada's largest workplace outbreak to date, a staggering 1,361 workers at Canadian Natural Resources' Horizon site near Fort McMurray, Alberta have tested positive, and two workers have died.

slorinoco (2021-05-18). Venezuela Receives 25 Tons of Medical Supplies from China. orinocotribune.com Some 25 tons of medical supplies from China arrived in Venezuela as part of the air bridge established between the two countries to combat and treat COVID-19, reported Venezuelan Health Minister Carlos Alvarado this Monday, May 17. | He emphasized that this air bridge between both nations reaffirms the strong bond of friendship that exists between China and Venezuela. |

WSWS (2021-05-18). Washington D.C. metro dispatchers launch one-day strike over meager pay during COVID-19. wsws.org The May 14 strike of MetroAccess call center workers at the MV Transportation facility in suburban Washington D.C. is part of a broader movement of the working class against social austerity being enforced by the capitalist class.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-05-18). Severe Reactions in Healthy Teens from COVID-19 Shot. globalresearch.ca 17-year-old Everest Romney …

WSWS (2021-05-18). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org The walkout was called over rampant lack of compliance with COVID-19 safety measures.

Robert Reich (2021-05-18). Why strongmen are losing the fight against Covid. nationofchange.org One big lesson from the Covid crisis: lying makes it worse.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Fatigue, perceived cognitive impairment and mood disorders associated with post-COVID-19 syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ?– Patients diagnosed with post-COVID-19 syndrome, also known as "PCS," "COVID-19 long-haul syndrome" and "Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS COV-2," experience symptoms such as mood disorders, fatigue and perceived cognitive impairment that can negatively affect returning to work and resuming normal activities, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My uncle was diagnosed with COVID-19, and his doctors mentioned the possibility of putting him on ECMO. What does this mean? ANSWER: A COVID-19 infection can lead to mild symptoms for many people, but for others, it can cause life-threatening lung failure. In cases like your uncle's, traditional life support measures, such as a …

Lucy Schiller (2021-05-18). In Search of a Place to Cry: The Gray Panthers COVID Memorial. zcomm.org Those of us who have lost someone in this way feel an acute understanding of the cruelty of the virus—not just its physical effects, but also the loneliness in which our loved one died…

Bernadette Pajer (2021-05-18). Our Children at Greater Risk by Allowing "Co-Administration" of Covid-19 Shots with Other Vaccines. globalresearch.ca On May 12, …

Newsclick (2021-05-18). Indian govt. should properly explain vaccine doses gap: Satyajit Rath. peoplesdispatch.org In this video, eminent immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath, talks about the government decision to extend the gap between COVID-19 vaccine doses and the lack of information around it.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-05-18). COVID-19 Vaccines are Killing "Huge Numbers" of People: Government Scrubs Stats on Vaccine-Related Deaths. globalresearch.ca According to Dr. …

Kuehn BM. (2021-05-18). Rare PEG Allergy Triggered Postvaccination Anaphylaxis. jamanetwork.com Researchers in the UK have linked anaphylaxis in a patient who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine with her allergy to polyethylene glycol (PEG), which stabilizes lipid nanoparticles that deliver mRNA in the vaccine to cells in the body.

Richard Gale (2021-05-18). Covid-19 Vaccines: Isn't it Time for Real Truth Telling? globalresearch.ca As of this …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Mayo Clinic to offer more walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic held a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Rochester on Wednesday, May 5. At this clinic, one patient shared why he came in to get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Watch: Patient discusses why he chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. youtu.be/ORLLLOOJ7eg Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites and b-roll of the Mayo Clinic walk-in COVID-19 …

Christine Thach (2021-05-18). Asian Hate Is on the Rise. indybay.org This article is about recent hate crimes that have been happening towards older Asian people. Many Asians have been getting attacked because COVID happened, and many people assume that every Asian have COVID-19.

Sister Diaspora for Liberation (2021-05-18). Tuesday 6/8: COVID19 Vaccine Education Workshop w/ Trusted Community MDs. indybay.org Online event…

_____ (2021-05-18). Palestinians Have a Right to Defend Themselves. popularresistance.org The scenes we've been witnessing on our screens coming out of occupied Palestine this week are unprecedented. What has been happening is a unified national uprising of the entire Palestinian people against Israeli ethnic cleansing, apartheid and aggression. Resisting colonial fragmentation of their body politic, Palestinians from all segments of the people have risen up with one …

Lara Kiswani (2021-05-18). Palestine Rises Up: "Our Hope Is Stronger than Despair" zcomm.org We fight for the dignity and liberation of our people from here to our homelands. We need to be working to build power, not just support…

Pip Hinman (2021-05-18). Do better on Palestine, media workers say. greenleft.org.au Kerry Smith reports on a statement released by journalists, media workers, writers and commentators calling on the mainstream media to improve its coverage of Palestine, including avoiding "both siderism".

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-05-18). 5/15/21 From SF to DC for Palestine: Thousands on the March. indybay.org Perhaps 2,000 marched in San Francisco for Palestine with dozens of Palestinian flags on Mission Street from 16th to 24th Street and beyond and among other places, right under the noses of Congress and the White House, Washington DC had thousands of supporters of Palestine on the March on 5/15/21. See the livestream of DC at www.pscp.tv/w/1eaJbnAMYlZJX

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-05-18). Thousands in SF March in Solidarity with Palestine. indybay.org As outrage over Israel's ethnic cleansing explodes in cities throughout the world, San Francisco does its part.

Peter Maiden (2021-05-18). Protest in Solidarity with Palestine in Fresno. indybay.org 73rd year of the Nakba marked by Palestinians in Fresno May 15. Hundreds turned out.

Haymarket Books & Spectre Journal (2021-05-18). Monday 5/24: Free, Free, Palestine! Biden, Israel and the Fight for Palestinian Liberation. indybay.org Online event…

Not One Nickel, Not One Dime (2021-05-18). Cal Senators Feinstein & Padilla Not on Ceasefire for Palestine List. indybay.org We now have a list of senators calling for a ceasefire in Palestine as the dead Palestinians now number 212 and over 1200 wounded with weapons paid for with our tax dollars. Despite thousands of Californians demanding an end to the genocide of Palestinians at protests on May 15, 2021, Senators Feinstein and Padilla are not on the list. See www.ossoff.senate.gov/press-releases/sen-ossoff-leads-28-senators-urging-immediate-ceasefire-in-middle-east/

Carolina Ortiz-Alvarez (2021-05-18). Sonoma Amazon Distribution Center, Business Growth, and Traffic. indybay.org Amazon Warehouse to cause major traffic.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Virginia Volvo workers repudiate UAW-backed contract: "Now that we've rejected this, we should be back on strike" wsws.org Workers spoke to the World Socialist Web Site Autoworker Newsletter expressing their determination to carry forward a fight for a decent contract in the face of open sabotage by the United Auto Workers.

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-05-18). Newsweek Blows Lid Off American 60,000-person Strong "Secret Army" globalresearch.ca An intensive two-year …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-05-18). "Pushing the Reset Button": "Coming to the Rescue of Humanity", Implanting Chips in Human Beings. globalresearch.ca The World Economic …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-05-18). The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Indifferent to the spread of the virus, Macron proceeds with reopening in France. wsws.org The reopening is part of a fierce competition between European countries over creating the most business-friendly environment in the shortest time and ensuring that they will be able to profit from the summer tourist season.

Pride Lion Conservation Alliance (2021-05-18). Keeping animals wild vs 'safe' should be prioritized, lion biologists argue. nationofchange.org We are not advocating an entirely hands-off approach to conservation.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Norwegian Air worldwide layoffs hit Spanish workforce. wsws.org Norwegian Air Shuttle has announced plans to lay off 1,191 workers and close three bases in Spain.

_____ (2021-05-18). Chicago Eliminates Another Arne Duncan Initiative. popularresistance.org While Arne Duncan was superintendent of schools in Chicago, he received over $10 million from the Gates Foundation to begin "turning around" low-performing schools. He supported the creation of The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL), which subsequently took over 31 schools, some of which raised test scores but were criticized for pushing out low-scoring students. One of AUSL's goals was to train teachers for urban schools.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-18). Colombia: "Peasants Throughout the Country Remain in the National Strike" libya360.wordpress.com Jorge López Peasant communities in all regions of the country have taken part in the National Strike. On the paths, trails and highways they have led marches, blockades and educational days in regions such as Antioquia, Nariño, Arauca and Casanare. In the latter, they have maintained their mobilization since April 28 without rest. We had…

WSWS (2021-05-18). Australian budget entrenches inequities in aged care. wsws.org Far from resolving the crisis in aged care, the budget strengthens the grip of highly-profitable financial operators over the sector.

El Faro English (2021-05-18). Bukele's Inner Circle Hit in State Department Corruption List. latinorebels.com This list has no legal implications for those named, but the fact that the section on El Salvador was declassified sends a clear political message at a time of tense relations between the Bukele and Biden administrations.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-05-18). Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, War as the Enemy of Reform. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. "A United States Coast Guard cutter fired 30 warning shots after 13 Iranian fast patrol boats menaced a group of American Navy ships sailing in the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon said on Monday…" — so began a …

Michael Carrigan, Peter Bergel (2021-05-18). Are We Getting the National Security We Are Paying For? counterpunch.org At this time of year, when we send our hard-earned dollars to pay for the programs we value, it is worth examining our priorities. Our country continues to expend nearly half its discretionary budget on its military might. That leaves only half for everything else. The perennial explanation given to defend this lop-sided priority is

Daniela Jimenez (2021-05-18). Simonovis Resigns as Guaidó's Head of Security. orinocotribune.com The fugitive from Venezuelan justice, Iván Simonovis, presented his "resignation" as Commissioner of Security and Intelligence, a fictitious position to which Simonovis was appointed by former deputy Guaidó after he proclaimed himself interim president of Venezuela. | Simonovis, who from the United States has participated in plans to overthrow Venezuela's legitimate government, did not provide a reason why he is leaving this position—one that lacked any legal recognition in any case. | It should be noted that his resignation arrives within the framework of Guaidó's newest announcement that he wishes to ente…

_____ (2021-05-18). With Greyhound Gone, Let's Replace it with a National Public Intercity Operator. popularresistance.org After serving Canadians with varying degrees of success for the better part of a century, Greyhound Canada has elected to cease serving them at all. On May 13, the intercity coach service ended its routes in the country for good. The national press release discussed the "decision rationale" for closing up shop. The company looked back to 2018 and its suspended services in the west, citing "years of declining ridership and the impact of a changing and increasingly challenging transportation environment, including de-regulation and subsidized competition such as VIA Rail and publicly owned bus systems." Then, it po…

Amanda Mills (2021-05-18). Roundup verdict of $25M upheld in US appeals court. nationofchange.org "It's a slam dunk for plaintiffs. This proves these claims are viable in the tort system."

Moderator (2021-05-18). How America Went From Mom-and-Pop Capitalism to Techno-Feudalism. scheerpost.com Daniel Oberhaus / CC BY 2.0] By Ellen Brown / Original to ScheerPost In a matter of decades, the United States has gone from a somewhat benign form of capitalism to a neo-feudal form that has created an ever-widening gap in wealth and power. In his 2013 bestseller Capital in the 21st Century, French economist Thomas Piketty declared that "the level of inequality in the US is probably higher than… |

WSWS (2021-05-18). US educators and autoworkers denounce changes to CDC mask guidelines. wsws.org In an anti-scientific and politically-motivated move, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have encouraged vaccinated people to stop wearing masks.

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2021-05-18). Escaping the Brave New World: Transhumanism, Utopias and Eugenics. globalresearch.ca What are the …

Steve Lalla (2021-05-18). Colonialism & Imperialism are the Root of Venezuela's Economic Problems, Not Socialism, Says US Economist Michael Hudson (#SanctionsKill). orinocotribune.com May 16 (Special for OrinocoTribune.com)—The US oligarchy became wealthy by exploiting the labor and natural resources of peoples and lands across the Americas, Africa, and Asia. In our millennium, Venezuela's assets were seized by an empire in decline. As its economy continues to weaken, the US lashes out with increasingly desperate policies of economic "sanctions" against those that try to break out of its orbit. In the process, it drives its enemies together. | "Ironically, America's attempt to isolate other countries is turning into an attempt to isolate itself," said economist Michael Hudson recently. O…

Saddawi-Konefka D, Brown A, Eisenhart I, et al. (2021-05-18). Consistency of State Medical License Applications and Recommendations on Physician Mental Health. jamanetwork.com This study examines the consistency of medical license applications with recommendations from the Federation of State Medical Boards on physician wellness and burnout.

Stone J. (2021-05-18). My Mother Schedules Heart Surgery. jamanetwork.com Roasted beets. Deep red, deepest red on my fingers, not quite blood in color. But then, the beet doesn't quite resemble a heart, although the arc of it, cut through, its rings growing lighter toward the interior, resembles a heart like a node, an emoji of it, the way a metaphor could work. Stable. Sustainable the way an image ought to be.

Dean Baker (2021-05-18). Population Growth and the Which Way Is Up Problem in Economics. cepr.net Paul Krugman's column today commented on the recent data showing continuing low fertility rates, which is likely to mean a stagnant or declining working age population in future years. Krugman points out that this is no big deal; Japan and Europe have been living with declining working age populations and have managed just fine. But …

Michael J. Talmo (2021-05-18). "Take These Masks Off My Child": Children All Over the World are Being Abused. globalresearch.ca Under the banner …

Bruno Guigue (2021-05-18). Honor to the Palestinian Resistance Fighters! globalresearch.ca What is most …

Mai H, Chen T, Zhao B. (2021-05-18). Functional Outcomes Among Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke After Mechanical Thrombectomy With or Without Intravenous Thrombolysis. jamanetwork.com To the Editor In their randomized clinical trial, Dr Suzuki and colleagues reported that mechanical thrombectomy alone failed to demonstrate noninferiority compared with combined intravenous thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy with regard to favorable functional outcome at 90 days in patients with acute ischemic stroke. We have some concerns about this study.

Patricia Ferrer (2021-05-18). New Murder Added to Over 40 Victims of Police Repression in Colombia. orinocotribune.com The Office of the Ombudsman of Colombia indicated that, in the midst of over 120 ongoing investigations against police officers for abuse of authority since the start of the national strike, 16 more people were injured and one was killed this Monday, May 17. | The information on the new murder was provided by John Jairo Santamaría, mayor of Yumbo, Valle del Cauca (just north of Cali), based on a report provided by an authority from the Yumbo municipality hospital. | According to videos posted on various social media networks, during a rally rejecting the government of Iván Duque the police fired and threw tear ga…

Theara Truth news (2021-05-18). "The Human Bomb": Effects of mRNA "Vaccination" on Unvaccinated People? globalresearch.ca Hundreds of people …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-18). US Fakes ISIS Threat in Congo to Justify AFRICOM Presence. libya360.wordpress.com The US continues to insist that ISIS is to blame for recent violence in the Congo, where six million people have died since 1996, despite the fact that hardly any Muslims reside in the mineral-rich country. A UN Group of Experts found "no link" between Islamic jihadists and rebel groups, said Kambale Musavuli, a Congolese…

WSWS (2021-05-18). Inflation sparks concerns in financial markets. wsws.org Inflation warning signals have started to flash with the report last week that US consumer price inflation rose by 4.2 percent in April from a year earlier.

WSWS (2021-05-18). The Woman in the Window: Unable to leave her house, she sees a crime. wsws.org Anna Fox, an alcoholic child psychologist, suffers from agoraphobia. She is unable to leave her Manhattan brownstone. Through her front windows, she begins to pay attention to the Russells, a family that has moved in across the street.

WSWS (2021-05-18). The significance of the Volvo Truck workers' rebellion in Virginia. wsws.org The rebuke to the United Auto Workers is one of a series of unmistakable signs of rising working-class militancy in the US and internationally.

Jaklevic M. (2021-05-18). Reprocessed Urological Endoscopes Tied to Infection Risk. jamanetwork.com More than 450 infection and contamination reports, including 3 deaths, filed since 2017 prompted the FDA to remind urological endoscope users to carefully follow manufacturers' cleaning and sterilization instructions.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-18). Workers at Volvo Truck plant in US reject compromised deal. peoplesdispatch.org Close to 3,000 workers at Volvo Truck North America rejected a tentative deal negotiated by the company and the union by a 91% 'No' vote, opening up the possibility of strike action to resume…

Jaklevic M. (2021-05-18). Point-of-Care Test for Sexually Transmitted Infections. jamanetwork.com A rapid molecular test to detect chlamydia and gonorrhea has received a waiver for use in physician offices, community-based clinics, and other patient care settings. The binx health io CT/NG assay can generate results in about 30 minutes, supporting same-day testing and treatment.

Shane Quinn (2021-05-18). Operation Barbarossa: The Causes of its Failure. orinocotribune.com By Shane Quinn — May 13, 2021 | Operation Barbarossa, whose 80th anniversary falls next month, was the largest military operation ever undertaken. This German invasion of the Soviet Union proved to be the decisive confrontation of the Second World War, and the effects of its outcome lasts to the current day. | The Austrian-born autocrat, Adolf Hitler, embarked upon his wars of conquest without firstly placing the German nation on a Total War footing. Hitler's refusal from 1939, to direct the Third Reich's full resources towards military means, was a critical reason behind the Nazis' eventual defeat. Hitler's…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-18). Azerbaijan holds new large-scale war games after armed incursion into Armenia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijan holds new large-scale war games after armed incursion into ArmeniaRick Rozoff On May 16 Azerbaijan kicked off large-scale war games after its troops encroached on Armenian territory almost a week ago. This is the third series of Azerbaijani war games since last August, the first having preceded the Azerbaijani-Turkish attack on Nagorno-Karabakh by only …

Johanna Kichton (2021-05-18). People's Action Announces Endorsement of Minneapolis City Council Candidates and Yes 4 Minneapolis Public Safety Charter Amendment. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today announced three endorsements for the Minneapolis City Council and its support for the Yes 4 Minneapolis Public Safety Charter Amendment campaign. The candidates are running movement politics, people-powered campaigns and will fight for the People's Action People's Platform once elected. The candidates and the Yes 4 …

Rubin R. (2021-05-18). A Neurologist Faces His Alzheimer Disease Diagnosis. jamanetwork.com This Medical News feature profiles neurologist Daniel Gibbs, MD, PhD, who went from treating Alzheimer disease to living with it.

Jaklevic M. (2021-05-18). Trends Identified in Foodborne Illnesses From Leafy Greens. jamanetwork.com An FDA investigation has uncovered 3 common features that a large-scale 2020 foodborne illness outbreak shares with other outbreaks in recent years, all involving leafy greens.

Whitlock EL, Diaz-Ramirez L, Smith AK, et al. (2021-05-18). Association of CABG vs PCI With Memory Decline in Older Adults Undergoing Coronary Revascularization. jamanetwork.com This cohort study compares the change in the rate of memory decline after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) vs percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in older adults.

Kimura K, Otsuka T, Suzuki K. (2021-05-18). Functional Outcomes Among Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke After Mechanical Thrombectomy With or Without Intravenous Thrombolysis—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Dr Mai and colleagues describe some concerns with the SKIP study, including the balance of baseline characteristics between the 2 groups, the sample size, and the noninferiority margin for the secondary outcome.

Carlos Arellán (2021-05-18). Change of Strategy Again: Capriles Recommends Opposition Participate in Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com In an interview published this Sunday, May 16, by the Spanish media outlet El País, Henrique Capriles Radonski challenged Juan Guaidó—without mentioning him directly—when Capriles revealed an imminent change of opposition strategy. According to the interview, Venezuela's far right now wishes to participate in the regional elections of November 2021. | The two-time loser in presidential elections remarked that voting is the ideal and most plausible alternative for an opposition that did not achieve anything in almost three years of a "maximalist" strategy. | Capriles concluded that the "all or nothing"

van der Burgh AC, Hoorn EJ, Chaker L. (2021-05-18). Removing Race From Kidney Function Estimates. jamanetwork.com To the Editor In their recent Research Letter, Mr Diao and colleagues discussed the clinical implications of removing the race coefficient when calculating the estimated glomerular filtration rate from serum creatinine (eGFRcr). However, they did not mention the use of serum cystatin C, an alternative marker of kidney function, to calculate eGFR (eGFRcys). The Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration equation, used to calculate eGFRcys, does not include an adjustment for Black race and may be superior to serum creatinine as a marker of kidney function. Moreover, compared with serum creatinine, serum cyst…

Cifu AS. (2021-05-18). A Place of Memory and Learning. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay, a primary care physician describes a binder in which he keeps the face sheet, cards, obituaries, and notes on the patients who died while in his care—a memory book that marks the arc of his career and the impermanence of life.

Mel Gurtov (2021-05-18). Getting Back to Basics in Policy on Israel. counterpunch.org "The problem with the Middle East is that you can try to turn your back on it, but it won't turn its back on you," said Martin S. Indyk, former US ambassador to Israel. And it hasn't: once again, Israelis and Palestinians are at war. With no cease-fire, let alone peace talks, in sight, and

Latino USA (2021-05-18). Latinos Persevering (A Latino USA Podcast). latinorebels.com We meet Diana Trujillo, Christina Hernández, Elio Morillo and Alejandro Miguel San Martin, who are some of the Latinos and Latinas behind this historic mission to Mars.

_____ (2021-05-18). Repression Of National Protests In Colombia Is Backed By The United States. popularresistance.org Colombians have been on a national strike since April 28 with protests in 500 cities and blockades that have shut down the major highway. The protests were sparked by a proposed bill that would place the burden of financing the country's debt on the people while cutting taxes for the wealthy, but economic conditions for most people have been in decline for a long time. The government has responded to the protests with violent repression by its militarized police that are funded and trained by the United States. Clearing the FOG speaks with Charo Mina-Rojas, a human rights defender in Colombia who was a leader in…

Andy Kroll (2021-05-18). Is There a Doctor in the House? tomdispatch.com Is President Biden afflicted with the political equivalent of a split personality? His first several months in office suggest just that possibility. On the home front, the president's inclination is clearly to Go Big. When it comes to America's role in the world, however, Biden largely hews to pre-Trumpian precedent. So far at least, the administration's overarching foreign-policy theme is Take It Slow. "Joe Biden Is Electrifying America Like F.D.R." So proclaimed the headline of a recent Nicholas Kristof column in the New York Times. Even allowing for a smidgen of hyperbole, the comparison is not without merit.

Lexi McMenamin (2021-05-18). Philadelphia's DA Election Is a Test for Progressives. progressive.org The results of the city's district attorney election will highlight the left's growing influence—or how far they still have to go.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Space Force missile commander removed after fascist ranting on right-wing podcast. wsws.org The firing of Space Force Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier was preceded by the indictment of Marine Major Christopher Warnagiris, the first active-duty officer arrested in the siege of the US Capitol on January 6.

_____ (2021-05-18). Alliance Of Democracies Summit. popularresistance.org Copenhagen, Denmark — The United States is the nation that most threatens democracy worldwide, far more than Russia or even China. That is the headline finding from a new worldwide poll of 53 countries commissioned by the Alliance of Democracies (AoD). The poll also found that the global public considers rising inequality and the increased power of the super rich to be the greatest threat to liberty and democracy. | This was likely not the response the Alliance of Democracies wished to hear as it opened its third annual Democracy Summit in Copenhagen this week — precisely because the organization repr…

Khaled Mouammar (2021-05-18). Crimes against Humanity: Israel Kills 58 Palestinian Children in 7 Days. globalresearch.ca Below is a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente announce strategic investment in Medically Home to expand access to serious or complex care at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn., and OAKLAND, Calif. ? Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente are partnering in an unprecedented collaboration to allow more patients to receive acute level of care and recovery services in the comfort, convenience and safety of their homes. Beginning with significant strategic investments in Medically Home Group, a Boston-based, technology-enabled services company, Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Consumer Health: Treating polycystic ovary syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Complications can include infertility, gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, miscarriage or premature birth, and endometrial cancer. Signs and symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome vary. A diagnosis is made when women experience at least two of these signs: Irregular periods.Elevated levels of male …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Consumer Health: Bladder cancer awareness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers. Nearly 84,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2021, according to the American Cancer Society. Bladder cancer occurs in men more frequently than in women, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for patent foramen ovale. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 36 and do not have any significant medical concerns, but due to a family member's heart health issues, it was recommended I have a cardiac evaluation. After undergoing an echocardiogram, I was surprised to be told that I have a patent foramen ovale. The cardiologist said I don't need to be treated …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Mayo Clinic playing key role in helping injured Minnesotans safely return to work. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — An effort supported by Mayo Clinic to help more injured Minnesotans be able to return to work has received a major boost. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the state of Minnesota $19.5 million to expand an innovative program that seeks to help workers suffering from injury or illness stay in the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Consumer Health: Stroke awareness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability for adults. More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Why lung cancer screening is important, especially for minorities. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. By the time lung cancer symptoms develop, the disease is usually too far advanced to cure. Studies show that lung cancer screening reduces the risk of dying from the disease. Screening is usually reserved for …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Consumer Health: Endometriosis, ovarian cancer and infertility — what are the connections? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been diagnosed with endometriosis, you may have questions about whether that raises your risk for other conditions, including ovarian cancer and infertility. With endometriosis, tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Know the warning signs of stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted, depriving the brain of oxygen. It's important to recognize the warning signs of stroke, because prompt treatment can minimize brain damage. Every moment is crucial. "Strokes commonly occur in …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org 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. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Consumer Health: Staying active and exercising with osteoporosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease, which affects approximately 10 million Americans, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Infographic: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET). newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.?More health tip infographics: ?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Signs of depression in teens and how to help. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. Although depression can occur at any time in life, symptoms may differ between teens and adults. Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for …

WSWS (2021-05-18). To divide workers, Tamil nationalists sow pro-imperialist lies on Sri Lankan war. wsws.org Washington, the EU and the Indian state are complicit in the ethnic bloodshed in Sri Lanka that the Tamil nationalist groups claim these powers will resolve.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Tamil nationalists sow pro-imperialist lies on Sri Lankan war to divide workers. wsws.org Washington, the EU and the Indian state are complicit in the ethnic bloodshed in Sri Lanka that the Tamil nationalist groups claim these powers will resolve.

Alberto Betancourt Posada (2021-05-18). Biden trata de ganar a China el juego del Gran Poder Global. globalizacion.ca China nos está pisando los talones, dijo Joseph Robinet Biden, presidente de EU, ante el US Congress, el pasado 29 de abril. Nos encontramos en un punto de inflexión y tenemos que hacer algo, aseveró. øQué estrategia sigue el actual…

Gerardo Villagrán del Corral (2021-05-18). Las difíciles relaciones de México y Estados Unidos. globalizacion.ca Los gobiernos de México y Estados Unidos reformularán su estrategia bilateral de seguridad, acordaron funcionarios de alto nivel de las administraciones de Andrés Manuel López Obrador y Joe Biden, durante la primera reunión binacional presencial sobre el tema tras la…

Julio C. Gambina (2021-05-18). øVuelve la inflación a Estados Unidos? globalizacion.ca Saltó la voz de alarma con el registro de suba de precios para abril del presente año. El dato informado es del 0,8% mensual, que anualizado supone una aceleración de precios al 4,2%. Una alarma se enciende, aunque es un…

Eduardo Aliverti (2021-05-18). Argentina — El problema del Gobierno para convencer. globalizacion.ca Si fuera por cantidad de noticias o hechos resaltados, que no son lo mismo, se viene de días pródigos. Pero ni la suma de todos esos episodios alcanza a cómo impresiona el dato sobresaliente. Ni la danza de reuniones presidenciales…

Fernanda Gil Lozano (2021-05-18). El neoliberalismo nació y murió en Chile. globalizacion.ca El resultado del plebiscito fue abrumador. Salvo muy pocos lugares, incluso aquellos donde ganaba la derecha, se pronunciaron por una Asamblea Constituyente Soberana. | Las elecciones celebradas en dos días (el sábado 15 y el domingo 16 de mayo) tuvieron como…

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-18). Video: We Can Defeat the Corporate Media's War to Snuff Out Independent Journalism. globalresearch.ca I wanted to …

commondreams (2021-05-18). 350.org Responds To International Energy Agency Report. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-18). IEA's First 1.5 ∞C-Aligned Scenario Bolsters Call for No New Fossil Fuel Extraction. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-18). We can defeat the corporate media's war to snuff out independent journalism. zcomm.org There will always be journalists determined to find a way to peek behind the curtain to tell us what they found there…

Todd Miller (2021-05-18). A World of Bikes, Not Walls? zcomm.org Demilitarizing the Border…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-18). Pea flour helps malnourished children regain weight and restores gut bugs. imperial.ac.uk Adding pea flour to feeds for severely malnourished children helps them gain weight and restores the balance of microbes in their gut.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-18). Imperial's Reverse Mentoring scheme returns following successful pilot. imperial.ac.uk Imperial College London's Reverse Mentoring scheme will return this year and is recruiting for its second cohort.

James North (2021-05-18). Steven Donziger Wants to Convince 'a Different Jury'. thenation.com Steven Donziger Wants to Convince 'a Different Jury'

Tom Tomorrow (2021-05-18). Cancel Culture, Case Closed. thenation.com Cancel Culture, Case Closed…

Katha Pollitt (2021-05-18). Jordan Peterson's New Rules Are Old News. thenation.com Jordan Peterson's New Rules Are Old News…

Tjeerd Royaards (2021-05-18). Israeli / Palestinian Conflict. thenation.com Israeli / Palestinian Conflict…

Moustafa Bayoumi (2021-05-18). Meet the Woman Who Would Transform the Nation's Most Powerful DA's Office. thenation.com Meet the Woman Who Would Transform the Nation's Most Powerful DA's Office…

Joan Walsh (2021-05-18). Kevin McCarthy Sinks Even Lower. thenation.com Kevin McCarthy Sinks Even Lower…

Mina Tavakoli (2021-05-18). Richard Wagner's Pandemonium. thenation.com Richard Wagner's Pandemonium…

Todd Miller (2021-05-18). Visions of a Borderless World. thenation.com Visions of a Borderless World…

Moustafa Bayoumi (2021-05-18). Tahanie Aboushi Is Running to Transform the Nation's Most Powerful DA's Office. thenation.com Tahanie Aboushi Is Running to Transform the Nation's Most Powerful DA's Office…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-18). Dispatches from India : Rocky road ahead for the Indian economy. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode, we take a look at the controversial Central Vista project that seeks to change the very face of Delhi, the bumpy road ahead for the Indian economy and the vexing question of patents for vaccines…

Dr. Birsen Filip (2021-05-18). Vaccine Passports and "Medical Paternalism" globalresearch.ca Vaccine passports have …

Dean Baker (2021-05-18). Hot Tip for the NYT on Vaccines: There are These Two Countries Called Russia and China. counterpunch.org I realize that it's hard for reporters at the country's leading newspaper to stay on top of the news, but this major piece (four reporters) on vaccinating the world should get a Pulitzer for ignorance. The topic of the piece is vaccinating the world, which should be number one on any serious person's list of

Aljazeera (2021-05-18). Thousands rally in US in support of Palestinians. zcomm.org Huge crowds show solidarity with Palestinians in cities across US, from Los Angeles to New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh…

Richard C. Gross (2021-05-18). Time for A Two-State Solution. counterpunch.org The "cousins," as Israeli Jews commonly refer to Palestinian Arabs, are at it again in a seemingly never-ending stream of death and destruction between Semitic brethren that accomplishes nothing but weeping at funerals. The increasingly deadly hostilities have no effect on Israel halting encroachment on land in the disputed occupied West Bank or the apparent

Pip Hinman (2021-05-18). Pressure mounts for de-amalgamation of Inner West Council. greenleft.org.au The campaign for the de-amalgamation of three inner west councils is gaining traction in the lead-up to council elections on September 4, writes Peter Boyle.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-18). Genocide condemned on Tamil Remembrance Day. greenleft.org.au Tamil Remembrance Day on May 16 was marked in Sydney and Melbourne. Rachel Evans and Chris Slee report.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-18). No secret trial of Collaery, Witness K. greenleft.org.au We should protect whistleblowers, not punish them, protesters said as they rallied in defence of Bernard Collaery and Witness K. Jim McIlroy reports.

Stop Ripping Off The College (2021-05-18). CCSF President Shanel Williams Pushing For $35K A Month For Chancellor. indybay.org The Board President of San Francisco City College Shanel Williams after pushing for concession bargaining with the faculty that ended up in massive concessions now wants to give the Chancellor and union buster Rajen Vurdien for his good work.

From Governor Newsom Office (2021-05-18). California Reparations Task Force to Study Reparations. indybay.org California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Appointments to First-in-the-Nation Task Force to Study Reparations for African Americans…

Luis Mucino (2021-05-18). Black Lives Matter Movement. indybay.org An Op-ed on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Liane Kilinc (2021-05-18). The Perpetrator-Victim Reversal. indybay.org The West refuses to give the Red Army credit for Germany's liberation from fascism – instead, it diligently stokes the Cold War with Russia. | France and West Germany were liberated by the landing of the Western Allies in Normandy – but all of Eastern Europe must have apparently shaken off the yoke of Nazism all by itself. At any rate, one can get this impression.

Steve Pleich (2021-05-18). Stay Away Ordinance Casts Long Shadow. indybay.org Activists Fear Increased Use of Stay Away Power…

Regeneración Advocacy Committee (2021-05-18). Wednesday 5/26: Reimagining Public Safety: Alternatives to Police for Nonviolent Crisis Calls. indybay.org Free Online Event. Register Here: http: //bit.ly/CAHOOTS_watsonville…

Haymarket Books (2021-05-18). Tuesday 5/18: America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion. indybay.org Online event…

Art Persyko (2021-05-18). Tuesday 5/18: What's going on in national & San Francisco labor organizing? indybay.org Zoom in: us02web.zoom.us/j/87995976498 or call in: 1-669-900-9128; Meeting ID: 879 9597 6498…

Hill et al (2021-05-18). How Power is Influencing Sonoma County. indybay.org This research paper investigates the monopoly of print media in Sonoma County and the growth machine theory. We investigate the promotion of growth and development through newspaper articles. We also investigate who has power and influence over Sonoma County land use decisions, and determine the printed media's role in shaping public opinion toward such decisions. Methodologies used include analysis of newspaper articles and qualitative interviews.

Quanah Brightman (2021-05-18). Ban Imposter Pennie Opal Plant from the Civil Rights Movement. indybay.org We feel it Necessary to Make You and All Parties aware of a Imposter Wannabee Named Pennie Opal Plant. She is a Fraud Wannabee Indian Women who tries to Pass Herself off as a Tribal Citizen, Yet She is in fact a Imposter Guilty of Cultural Appropriation. | She is Associated with these two groups 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-18). U.S. to lead 27-nation NATO naval exercise near Crimea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. to lead 27-nation NATO naval exercise near CrimeaRick Rozoff The final planning conference for this year's Sea Breeze naval exercise occurred in Odessa, 188 miles from the Crimean port city of Sevastopol* where the Russian Black Sea Fleet is based. Sea Breeze 2021 will be the twenty-first iteration of the U.S. Sixth Fleet-organized event, …

Michael Harris (2021-05-18). Tuesday 5/18: Sacramento MLK Memorial Library 50th Anniversary. indybay.org MLK Memorial Library Park | 24th Street Bypass / Florin Rd | Sacramento, California 95822…

Latino Rebels (2021-05-18). #LatinoRebels10: From 2019, When Immigration Enforcement Goes Too Far… Again. latinorebels.com Or how much of a rogue agency ICE can be.

Revolution Books (2021-05-18). Sunday 5/23: Giant Used Book Sale to Support the Revolution Tour. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

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2021-05-18: Social Media Postees

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A Maskless US Heads Down a Dark Road as the Covid Pandemic Rages On
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
In the clash between sound science and political pressure from anti-science crackpots in the United States, the Biden administration and the Center for Disease Control have blinked, announcing prematurely that people who are vaccinated can basically give up masking except when traveling on public transit or visiting health facilities. The idiocy and mendacity of this…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/18/a-maskless-us-heads-down-a-dark-road-as-the-covid-pandemic-rages-on/

How the United States Contributes to the Killing of Palestinians
Medea Benjamin | progressive.org | 2021-05-18
As Gaza suffers, Congress has been slow to counteract President Joe Biden's plan to continue funneling military aid to Israel.
progressive.org/dispatches/united-states-killing-palestinians-benjamin-davies-210518/

Why the United States has Blood on its Hands in Palestine
Medea Benjamin, Nicholas J.S. Davies | juancole.com | 2021-05-18
( Code Pink) -The U.S. corporate media usually report on Israeli military assaults in occupied Palestine as if the United States is an innocent neutral party to the conflict. In fact, large majorities of Americans have told pollsters for decades that they want the United States to be neutral in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But U.S. …
juancole.com/2021/05/united-states-palestine.html

Why the United States has Blood on its Hands in Palestine
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
U.S. media and politicians betray their own lack of neutrality by blaming Palestinians for nearly all the violence and framing flagrantly disproportionate, indiscriminate and therefore illegal Israeli attacks as a justifiable response to Palestinian actions…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/why-the-united-states-has-blood-on-its-hands-in-palestine/

Selected Articles: How the United States Helps to Kill Palestinians
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
How the United States Helps to Kill Palestinians | By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, May 18, 2021 | The U.S. corporate media usually report on Israeli military assaults in occupied Palestine as if the United Sta…
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-how-united-states-helps-kill-palestinians/5745591

A conversation with Susan Abulhawa on Zionism
Susan Abulhawa | workers.org | 2021-05-18
The following interview with Palestinian activist and author Susan Abuhawa was conducted by Ted Kelly, May 3, 2021. Abulhawa speaking at rally for Palestine in Philadelphia, May 15. WW Photo: Joe Piette Susan Abulhawa: Recently five or six young Palestinian boys were kidnapped and arrested; you know, just terrorized. . . . | Continue reading A conversation with Susan Abulhawa on Zionism at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/05/56468/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-conversation-with-susan-abulhawa-on-zionism

Podcast Panel: The Israeli Assault on Gaza with Malak Mattar, Dan Cohen and Miko Peled
Mnar Muhawesh Adley | mintpressnews.com | 2021-05-18
Welcome to MintCast, the official MintPress podcast featuring dissenting voices the establishment would rather silence. I'm your host Mnar Adley. | Israel's latest attack on Palestine has captured the world's attention. On Saturday, the Israeli military attacked the Shati Refugee Camp in Gaza, killing 10 people, including eight children. The same day, Israeli missiles hit a high-rise building housing the headquarters of Al-Jazeera and the Associated Press. On Sunday, Israeli strikes killed at least 42 people, bringing the death toll to over 200, including 50 children. All of these actions amount to war crimes.
mintpressnews.com/podcast-panel-israel-assault-gaza-malak-mattar-dan-cohen-miko-peled/277155/

Palestinians Have a Right to Defend Themselves
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-18
The scenes we've been witnessing on our screens coming out of occupied Palestine this week are unprecedented. What has been happening is a unified national uprising of the entire Palestinian people against Israeli ethnic cleansing, apartheid and aggression. Resisting colonial fragmentation of their body politic, Palestinians from all segments of the people have risen up with one …
popularresistance.org/palestinians-have-a-right-to-defend-themselves/

Edward Said's Palestine, Revisited
Jonah Raskin | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
The recent firefights that have exploded this May between Hamas and the Israeli Army in Gaza–with more casualties on the Palestinian than on the Israeli side–sent me back to The Question of Palestine, the controversial book by Edward Said, originally published by Times Books in 1979 and reissued by Vintage in 1992. Zionists and anti-Zionists, pro-Palestinians and…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/18/edward-saids-palestine-revisited/

Massive resistance in all parts of Palestine amid deadly Israeli assault
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-18
In just the last week, the situation in occupied Palestine and the larger region has seen a dramatic shift. | May 18, 2021 | Newswire…
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Israel-Palestine conflict: why Gulf leaders are staying quiet — for now
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-05-18
By Simon Mabon | — It's generally reckoned to be one of Donald Trump's few major foreign policy achievements. On August 13 2020, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel signed a historic agreement normalising relations between the two states, and in the weeks that followed, other Arab states followed Abu Dhabi's lead in what …
juancole.com/2021/05/palestine-conflict-leaders.html

Palestine Rises Up: "Our Hope Is Stronger than Despair"
Lara Kiswani | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
We fight for the dignity and liberation of our people from here to our homelands. We need to be working to build power, not just support…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/palestine-rises-up-our-hope-is-stronger-than-despair/

The Entire US Tax Code Is Implicated in the Forced Displacement of Palestinians
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-18
Like many, I have watched with horror as cynical state actors and the legacy of Palestinian dispossession and settler colonialism have fueled the latest conflagration across Israel/Palestine. Underwriting the cheap political calculus of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political cronies is a network of U.S. financial support. Indeed, U.S. military aid and perverse corporate incentives underlie the U.S.-Israeli arms trade. A few courageous politicians are beginning to forge…
truthout.org/articles/the-entire-us-tax-code-is-implicated-in-the-forced-displacement-of-palestinians/

Do better on Palestine, media workers say
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-18
Kerry Smith reports on a statement released by journalists, media workers, writers and commentators calling on the mainstream media to improve its coverage of Palestine, including avoiding "both siderism".
greenleft.org.au/content/do-better-palestine-media-workers-say

5/15/21 From SF to DC for Palestine: Thousands on the March
Stop US Aid to Israel | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
Perhaps 2,000 marched in San Francisco for Palestine with dozens of Palestinian flags on Mission Street from 16th to 24th Street and beyond and among other places, right under the noses of Congress and the White House, Washington DC had thousands of supporters of Palestine on the March on 5/15/21. See the livestream of DC at www.pscp.tv/w/1eaJbnAMYlZJX
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/15/18842522.php

Thousands in SF March in Solidarity with Palestine
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
As outrage over Israel's ethnic cleansing explodes in cities throughout the world, San Francisco does its part.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/16/18842537.php

Protest in Solidarity with Palestine in Fresno
Peter Maiden | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
73rd year of the Nakba marked by Palestinians in Fresno May 15. Hundreds turned out.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/16/18842529.php

Cal Senators Feinstein & Padilla Not on Ceasefire for Palestine List
Not One Nickel, Not One Dime | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
We now have a list of senators calling for a ceasefire in Palestine as the dead Palestinians now number 212 and over 1200 wounded with weapons paid for with our tax dollars. Despite thousands of Californians demanding an end to the genocide of Palestinians at protests on May 15, 2021, Senators Feinstein and Padilla are not on the list. See www.ossoff.senate.gov/press-releases/sen-ossoff-leads-28-senators-urging-immediate-ceasefire-in-middle-east/
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/17/18842595.php

Monday 5/24: Free, Free, Palestine! Biden, Israel and the Fight for Palestinian Liberation
Haymarket Books & Spectre Journal | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
Online event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/17/18842582.php

Labor for Palestine's Call for Nakba Day Support for Palestine
repost | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
U.S. Labor Must Stand With Palestine! | Labor for Palestine, Nakba Day, May 15, 2021 | As workers, labor, and anti-apartheid activists, we join millions around the world to unequivocally condemn Israel's genocidal attacks on the Palestinian people: mass evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods of Jerusalem, storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque, waves of state-sponsored violence throughout the West Bank and the '48 areas (stolen from Palestine in 1948), and merciless bombardment of Gaza that has already killed and wounded hundreds of people, many of them children.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/17/18842597.php

Killing Gaza: Dan Cohen & Max Blumenthal's documentary shows life under Israel's bombs and siege
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2021-05-18
Filmed behind the walls of the Gaza Strip in the middle of Israel's 2014 military assault, Killing Gaza presents a harrowing vision of siege and highlights a dispossessed people's undying will to resist In Killing Gaza, independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen documented Israel's 2014 war on Gaza and its devastating aftermath. Yet this film is much more than a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering. It is a chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, …
thegrayzone.com/2021/05/18/killing-gaza-documentary-cohen-blumenthal-israels-siege/

"Pushing the Reset Button": "Coming to the Rescue of Humanity", Implanting Chips in Human Beings
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
The World Economic …
globalresearch.ca/pushing-the-reset-button-coming-to-the-rescue-of-humanity-implanting-chips-in-human-beings/5745531

The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.
globalresearch.ca/the-2020-worldwide-corona-crisis-destroying-civil-society-engineered-economic-depression-global-coup-detat-and-the-great-reset/5730652

COVID-19 workplace outbreaks continue to surge across Canada
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
In Canada's largest workplace outbreak to date, a staggering 1,361 workers at Canadian Natural Resources' Horizon site near Fort McMurray, Alberta have tested positive, and two workers have died.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/capa-m18.html

Workers Struggles: The Americas
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
The walkout was called over rampant lack of compliance with COVID-19 safety measures.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/wkrs-m18.html

Severe Reactions in Healthy Teens from COVID-19 Shot
Dr. Joseph Mercola | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
17-year-old Everest Romney …
globalresearch.ca/severe-reactions-healthy-teens-covid-19-shot/5745608

Washington D.C. metro dispatchers launch one-day strike over meager pay during COVID-19
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
The May 14 strike of MetroAccess call center workers at the MV Transportation facility in suburban Washington D.C. is part of a broader movement of the working class against social austerity being enforced by the capitalist class.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/metr-m18.html

Pandemic Contributes to Worse Pregnancy Outcomes Worldwide
Kuehn BM. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-18
Maternal deaths, stillbirths, and surgery for ectopic pregnancies increased substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in low- and middle-income countries, according to a recent meta-analysis that included 40 studies involving more than 6 million women in 17 countries.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2779981

WHO Calls for Stronger Primary Care in the Postpandemic World
Kuehn BM. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-18
Countries will have to rebuild their primary care health systems to ensure equitable and affordable access to care and eliminate inequities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a call to action from the World Health Organization (WHO).
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2779979

Syringes for Cuba: Campaign to send vital COVID supplies
Stephanie Hedgecoke | workers.org | 2021-05-18
During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cuba's Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade sent 53 contingents of volunteer health workers to over 40 countries — in addition to Cuban medical personnel already working in 58 countries. And more than 45 countries requested Cuba's Interferon Alpha 2B protocol to use for . . . | Continue reading Syringes for Cuba: Campaign to send vital COVID supplies at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/05/56463/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=syringes-for-cuba-campaign-to-send-vital-covid-supplies

Why strongmen are losing the fight against Covid
Robert Reich | nationofchange.org | 2021-05-18
One big lesson from the Covid crisis: lying makes it worse.
nationofchange.org/2021/05/18/why-strongmen-are-losing-the-fight-against-covid/

Israeli Airstrikes Damage Gaza's Only COVID Testing Lab
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-18
Israeli airstrikes in the center of the occupied Gaza Strip on Monday caused severe damage to the territory's lone coronavirus testing lab and the offices of the Palestinian Ministry of Health, an attack that was immediately condemned as a war crime. | Citing eyewitnesses to the bombing, Middle East Eye reported that Israeli war planes hit the six-story Ghazi al-Shwwa building with "at least three missiles, completely destr…
truthout.org/articles/israeli-airstrikes-damage-gazas-only-covid-testing-lab/

In Search of a Place to Cry: The Gray Panthers COVID Memorial
Lucy Schiller | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
Those of us who have lost someone in this way feel an acute understanding of the cruelty of the virus–not just its physical effects, but also the loneliness in which our loved one died…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/in-search-of-a-place-to-cry-the-gray-panthers-covid-memorial/

Covid-19 Is a Global Threat to Humanity—and Requires an International Response
Jesse Jackson | commondreams.org | 2021-05-18
"With the U.S. well on the way to beating the pandemic at home, we must lift our sights to join in combating it across the world." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/india_3.jpg
commondreams.org/views/2021/05/18/covid-19-global-threat-humanity-and-requires-international-response?cd-origin=rss

Covid-19 Vaccines: Isn't it Time for Real Truth Telling?
Richard Gale | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
As of this …
globalresearch.ca/fda-shock-troops-pharmaceutical-industrial-complex/5745574

Indian govt. should properly explain vaccine doses gap: Satyajit Rath
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-18
In this video, eminent immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath, talks about the government decision to extend the gap between COVID-19 vaccine doses and the lack of information around it.
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/18/indian-govt-should-properly-explain-vaccine-doses-gap-satyajit-rath/

Patents versus the People
Prabhat Patnaik | mronline.org | 2021-05-18
ON October 2, 2020, even before any vaccines against COVID-19 had been approved, India and South Africa had proposed to the WTO that a temporary patent waiver should be granted on all such innovations. | May 18, 2021…
mronline.org/2021/05/18/patents-versus-the-people/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=patents-versus-the-people

Our Children at Greater Risk by Allowing "Co-Administration" of Covid-19 Shots with Other Vaccines
Bernadette Pajer | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
On May 12, …
globalresearch.ca/acip-puts-children-greater-risk-allowing-co-administration-c-19-shots-other-vaccines/5745509

Rare PEG Allergy Triggered Postvaccination Anaphylaxis
Kuehn BM. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-18
Researchers in the UK have linked anaphylaxis in a patient who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine with her allergy to polyethylene glycol (PEG), which stabilizes lipid nanoparticles that deliver mRNA in the vaccine to cells in the body.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2779980

COVID-19 Vaccines are Killing "Huge Numbers" of People: Government Scrubs Stats on Vaccine-Related Deaths
Dr. Joseph Mercola | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
According to Dr. …
globalresearch.ca/government-scrubs-stats-vaccine-related-deaths/5745606

Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My uncle was diagnosed with COVID-19, and his doctors mentioned the possibility of putting him on ECMO. What does this mean? ANSWER: A COVID-19 infection can lead to mild symptoms for many people, but for others, it can cause life-threatening lung failure. In cases like your uncle's, traditional life support measures, such as a …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-what-is-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation/

Preventive screening during COVID-19 pandemic leads to early diagnosis of treatable breast cancer
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers have been concerned about a growing number of patients delaying or skipping preventive screenings because they have been hesitant to see their health care provider. Experts have stressed that it's not only safe to come in for preventive screenings, but also it's important to avoid future health problems …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/preventive-screening-during-covid-19-pandemic-leads-to-early-diagnosis-of-treatable-breast-cancer/

Talking to your children about vaccines
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12-15 years. So parents and caregivers may be getting even more questions from children about whether vaccines are safe and how vaccines can help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Information in this article was contributed by Jennifer …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/talking-to-your-children-about-vaccines/

Mayo Clinic to offer more walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
Mayo Clinic held a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Rochester on Wednesday, May 5. At this clinic, one patient shared why he came in to get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Watch: Patient discusses why he chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. youtu.be/ORLLLOOJ7eg Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites and b-roll of the Mayo Clinic walk-in COVID-19 …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-to-offer-more-walk-in-covid-19-vaccination-clinics-in-rochester/

Fatigue, perceived cognitive impairment and mood disorders associated with post-COVID-19 syndrome
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
ROCHESTER, Minn. ?– Patients diagnosed with post-COVID-19 syndrome, also known as "PCS," "COVID-19 long-haul syndrome" and "Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS COV-2," experience symptoms such as mood disorders, fatigue and perceived cognitive impairment that can negatively affect returning to work and resuming normal activities, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/fatigue-perceived-cognitive-impairment-and-mood-disorders-associated-with-post-covid-19-syndrome/

Cold vs. allergies during COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
When it comes to the common cold, allergies and COVID-19, overlapping symptoms can be confusing. In this Q&A, Dr. Arveen Bhasin, a Mayo Clinic allergist and immunologist, provides some clarity by comparing and contrasting the signs and symptoms of these conditions: What are allergy symptoms?Allergy symptoms can affect the nose, sinuses and lungs. These symptoms …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/cold-vs-allergies-during-covid-19-pandemic/

Venezuela Receives 25 Tons of Medical Supplies from China
slorinoco | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
Some 25 tons of medical supplies from China arrived in Venezuela as part of the air bridge established between the two countries to combat and treat COVID-19, reported Venezuelan Health Minister Carlos Alvarado this Monday, May 17. | He emphasized that this air bridge between both nations reaffirms the strong bond of friendship that exists between China and Venezuela. | #UltimoMinuto | | Arriban a Venezuela insumos médicos provenientes de China, como parte del puente aéreo establecido entre ambas naciones para combatir la pandemia…
orinocotribune.com/venezuela-receives-25-tons-of-medical-supplies-from-china/

Asian Hate Is on the Rise
Christine Thach | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
This article is about recent hate crimes that have been happening towards older Asian people. Many Asians have been getting attacked because COVID happened, and many people assume that every Asian have COVID-19.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/16/18842536.php

Tuesday 6/8: COVID19 Vaccine Education Workshop w/ Trusted Community MDs
Sister Diaspora for Liberation | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
Online event…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/17/18842592.php

Netanyahu Warns Biden Not to Get Involved
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
An interesting recent …
globalresearch.ca/netanyahu-warns-biden-not-get-involved/5745596

Sonoma Amazon Distribution Center, Business Growth, and Traffic
Carolina Ortiz-Alvarez | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
Amazon Warehouse to cause major traffic.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/16/18842560.php

AOC and Cori Bush Have Helped Remove Taboo on Calling Israel an Apartheid State
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-18
When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez labeled Israel an apartheid country over the weekend, writing, "Apartheid states are not democracies," she made international headlines. And Missouri Rep. Cori Bush promptly echoed her colleague fro…
truthout.org/articles/aoc-and-cori-bush-have-helped-remove-taboo-on-calling-israel-an-apartheid-state/

Newsweek Blows Lid Off American 60,000-person Strong "Secret Army"
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
An intensive two-year …
globalresearch.ca/newsweek-blows-lid-off-american-60000-person-strong-secret-army/5745610

Elements of Justice
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
Elements of Justice Imagining Manhattan flattened As Rotterdam was — as Gaza is being Humbaba was guarding the Great Cedar Forest — the source Of fresh air, clean air, cool air A condition of health, air: The most vital Water and earth, And fire stands for energy Empedocles, who stares at seas And sees these…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/18/elements-of-justice/

Israeli bombing kills 192 in Gaza including 58 children as media building is wiped out
Editorial Team | challenge-magazine.org | 2021-05-18
Japhy Barrera, is a member of the YCL's Birmingham branch | Israel's barrage on the Palestinian-majority Gaza strip has rapidly escalated over the last few days. Israeli airstrikes on Sunday killing 42 Palestinians including 10 children has brought the total to 192 confirmed to have been killed in the last week, 58 of which being children as young as a few months old. These killings have been mostly if not all civilian deaths. | The state of Israel's reasoning for the airstrikes has remained consistently that they are willing to destroy the threat of Hamas — the Palestinian political organisation that gov…
challenge-magazine.org/2021/05/18/israeli-bombing-kills-192-in-gaza-including-58-children-as-media-building-is-wiped-out/

Palestinian Missiles Herald New Page in History of Muslim World: Iraq's Ameri
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
A senior politician with Iraq's anti-Israel resistance movement says the missiles that fellow Palestinians are today raining down on the Israeli-occupied territories herald an end to the regime's "invincibility" myth and a new chapter in the history of the Muslim world. | Hadi al-Ameri, secretary-general of Iraq's Badr Organization, held separate phone talks on Friday with leaders of the Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad resistance movements, namely Ismail Haniyeh and Ziad al-Nakhaleh, to voice the Iraqi nation's solidarity with Gaza, which has been the target of another bloody Israeli military campaign over th…
orinocotribune.com/palestinian-missiles-herald-new-page-in-history-of-muslim-world-iraqs-ameri/

Life Lacking a Sense of Safety
Dr Yasser Abu Jamei | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
After Saturday's bombing raids in the heart of Gaza City killing at least 43 people including 10 children and 16 women, Gazans are once again struggling with traumatic memories. The atrocities that are happening now bring memories. Israeli planes have shattered our families so many terrifying and memorable times for decades. For instance, over and over again for three weeks during Cast Lead in December 2008 and January 2009; seven weeks in July and August 2014.
counterpunch.org/2021/05/18/life-lacking-a-sense-of-safety/

Israel continues "full force" attacks on Gaza, backed by US and several Arab states
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
The attacks on Gaza overnight Sunday/Monday were more intense, covering a broader area and lasting longer than the bombardment the previous night in which 42 Palestinians were killed.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/isra-m18.html

Palestinian Missiles Herald New Page in History of Muslim World: Iraq's Ameri
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
A senior politician with Iraq's anti-Israel resistance movement says the missiles that fellow Palestinians are today raining down on the Israeli-occupied territories herald an end to the regime's "invincibility" myth and a new chapter in the history of the Muslim world. | Hadi al-Ameri, secretary-general of Iraq's Badr Organization, held separate phone talks on Friday with leaders of the Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad resistance movements, namely Ismail Haniyeh and Ziad al-Nakhaleh, to voice the Iraqi nation's solidarity with Gaza, which has been the target of another bloody Israeli military campaign over th…
orinocotribune.com/palestinian-missiles-herald-new-page-in-history-of-muslim-world-iraqs-ameri/

Israel/OPT: Pattern of Israeli Attacks on Residential Homes in Gaza Must be Investigated as War Crimes
Amnesty International | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
Israeli forces have …
globalresearch.ca/israel-opt-pattern-israeli-attacks-residential-homes-gaza-must-investigated-war-crimes/5745598

Israeli Barbarism in Gaza
Yanis Iqbal | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
By Yanis Iqbal — May 13, 2021 | Dr. Akram Kewidar, an assistant professor at the Israa University, Gaza, has sent me videos of the Zionist carnage occurring in the Palestinian enclave. Israeli bombs are reducing entire residential buildings to dust and rubble; bodies lie mangled in pulverized cars; corpses are strewn on the streets like the remains of flattened houses. As I write these words, nearly 83 people, including 17 children, have died; another 500 are injured.
orinocotribune.com/israeli-barbarism-in-gaza/

Gli F-35 bombardano Gaza
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
Il portavoce delle Forze israeliane Zilberman, annunciando l'inizio del bombardamento di Gaza, ha specificato che ´prendono parte all'operazione 80 caccia, inclusi gli avanzati F-35 ª (The Times of Israel, 11 maggio 2021). àà ufficialmente il battesimo di fuoco del caccia di …
globalresearch.ca/gli-f-35-bombardano-gaza/5745641

Os F-35s bombardeiam Gaza
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
O porta-voz das Foràßas Israelitas, Zilberman, anunciando o início do bombardeamento de Gaza, especificou que "80 caàßas, incluindo o F-35 avanàßado" (The Times of Israel, 11 de Maio de 2021) està£o a participar na operaàßà£o. É oficialmente o baptismo de …
globalresearch.ca/os-f-35s-bombardeiam-gaza/5745652

Israel Is Targeting Doctors and Health Facilities Says Gaza Physician
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-18
The death toll in Gaza has reached 213, including at least 61 children, as Israel continues to attack the besieged area by air, land and sea using U.S.-made warplanes and bombs. The death toll in Israel stands at 11 from rockets fired from Gaza. Israel is facing increasing criticism for targeting doctors in its attack, and its airstrikes have reportedly damaged at least 18 hospitals and clinics, according to the World Health Organization. The attacks on medical staff and facilities are a "nightmare," s…
truthout.org/video/israel-is-targeting-doctors-and-health-facilities-says-gaza-physician/

Palestinians to stage nationwide general strike as air raids pummel Gaza
Shatha Hammad | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
Strike will be held across occupied Palestinian territories as well as Palestinian towns inside Israel on Tuesday, as intense Israeli bombing shows no signs of abating…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/palestinians-to-stage-nationwide-general-strike-as-air-raids-pummel-gaza/

Protests across Europe against Israeli war on Gaza
WSWS | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
Workers and young people joined protests across Europe to oppose Israel's bombardment of the Palestinian population in Gaza…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/protests-across-europe-against-israeli-war-on-gaza/

Gaza Father & Writer Speaks Out as Palestinian Death Toll Nears 200
Refaat Alareer | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
Israel Is Trying to Destroy Us…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/gaza-father-writer-speaks-out-as-palestinian-death-toll-nears-200/

Video: Gaza Ceasefire Nowhere in Sight
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
The hostilities in …
globalresearch.ca/video-gaza-ceasefire-nowhere-sight/5745572

Palestinian workers in Israel, West Bank launch general strike
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2021-05-18
Palestinians in both Israel and the West Bank have declared a general strike Tuesday against the Israeli Netanyahu government's escalation of aircraft bombing runs on Gaza, and the mounting death toll, now exceeding 219, including 59 children, among its inhabitants. The High Follow-up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel announced the strike Sunday "in response …
peoplesworld.org/article/palestinian-workers-in-israel-west-bank-launch-general-strike-as-protests-mount/

Ignore Starmer's moral posturing: He's the one we should blame for stoking antisemitism
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-18
No one should be surprised that Britain's rightwing prime minister, Boris Johnson, has had barely anything to say about Israel's pummelling of Gaza, with nearly 200 Palestinians reported to have been killed by airstrikes and many hundreds more seriously wounded. Nor should we be surprised that Johnson has had nothing to say about the fact …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/ignore-starmers-moral-posturing-hes-the-one-we-should-blame-for-stoking-antisemitism/

Palestinians Stage Historic General Strike from "the River to the Sea" for the First Time Since 1936
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-18
As the Israeli bombing of Gaza enters its ninth day, Palestinians across the occupied West Bank, Gaza and inside Israel are staging a historic general strike. This comes as violence is also spreading across Israel, with Jewish mobs attacking Palestinians in mixed Jewish and Arab communities. Last week, extremist Israeli settlers were filmed attacking Palestinian-owned shops in a Tel Aviv suburb. Another harrowing video shows ultranationalist Israelis dragging a man they believed to be an Arab from his car and beating him mercilessly. Some settlers were filmed on live television chanting "Death to Arabs," and scre…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/18/settler_mob_attacks_israel

Gaza Physician: Israel Is Targeting Doctors & Health Facilities to Overwhelm Our Crumbling System
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-18
The death toll in Gaza has reached 213, including at least 61 children, as Israel continues to attack the besieged area by air, land and sea using U.S.-made warplanes and bombs. The death toll in Israel stands at 11 from rockets fired from Gaza. Israel is facing increasing criticism for targeting doctors in its attack, and its airstrikes have reportedly damaged at least 18 hospitals and clinics, according to the World Health Organization. The attacks on medical staff and facilities are a "nightmare," says Dr. Rasha, a Palestinian internal medicine physician working in Gaza who asked not to use her full name for s…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/18/israeli_airstrikes_gaza_hospitals_clinics

"Genocide": Palestinian Lawmaker Condemns Netanyahu for Bombing Gaza to Stay in Power, Avoid Charges
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-18
The ongoing Israeli attack on Gaza, which has now killed at least 213 people, "really is an act of genocide," says Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, a member of the Palestinian parliament and head of the Palestinian Medical Relief Society who has been leading efforts to manage the pandemic in the West Bank and Gaza. He says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces multiple corruption charges, is using the latest violence to save his political future. "This man and his government is using Palestinian blood, and maybe even Israeli blood, to stay in power, to evade the three cases of corruption that he has to face,…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/18/israel_attack_on_gaza_mustafa_barghouthi

Israeli Human Rights Group B'Tselem: Israel Is Committing War Crimes by Killing Civilians in Gaza
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-18
As the Palestinian death toll in Gaza tops 200, the leading Israeli human rights group B'Tselem is accusing Israel of committing war crimes by killing blockaded civilians and destroying infrastructure on a massive scale. Executive director Hagai El-Ad says Israel has not done enough to distinguish between military and civilian targets or to act with proportionality. "We've seen war crimes in previous military assaults on Gaza," he says. "And, in fact, the impunity of the previous times in which war crimes were committed is what has paved the way for the continuation of more such crimes being committed." Earlier t…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/18/israel_war_crimes_hagai_el_ad

U.S. Deployed Warships Toward Red Sea, B-52 Bombers In Spain In Thinly Veiled Support For Israel
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-18
Click to see full-size image | Alongside the hostilities in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, a concentration of NATO forces appears to be happening nearby. | On May 16th, a French carrier group was concentrated south of Cyprus. | On May 17th, four US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers arrived in Spain, and this is in addition to the six already based in Qatar. | On May 18th, three missile destroyers from the US Navy aircraft carrier group operating in the Arabian Sea are making a transition with th…
southfront.org/u-s-deployed-warships-toward-read-sea-b-52-bombers-in-spain-in-thinly-veiled-support-for-israel/

U.S. Deployed Warships Toward Read Sea, B-52 Bombers In Spain In Thinly Veiled Support For Israel
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-18
Click to see full-size image | Alongside the hostilities in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, a concentration of NATO forces appears to be happening nearby. | On May 16th, a French carrier group was concentrated south of Cyprus. | On May 17th, four US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers arrived in Spain, and this is in addition to the six already based in Qatar. | On May 18th, three missile destroyers from the US Navy aircraft carrier group operating in the Arabian Sea are making a transition with th…
southfront.org/u-s-deployed-warships-toward-read-sea-b-52-bombers-in-spain-in-thinly-veiled-support-for-israel/

Military Situation In The West Bank And Gaza Strip On May 18th, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-18
Click to see full-size image | 212 Palestinian including 59 children and 35 women were killed and more than 1305 were injured in the Gaza Strip by the IDF strikes since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza | 21 Palestinian were killed and more than 3363 were injured in the West Bank by the IDF since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in West Bank | 10 Israeli people reportedly were killed and more than 500 were injured by the Pale…
southfront.org/military-situation-in-the-west-bank-and-gaza-strip-on-may-18th-2021-map-update/

Attorney: US Makes Concessions to Ease Asylum Restrictions
The Associated Press | latinorebels.com | 2021-05-18
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration has agreed to let about 250 people a day through border crossings with Mexico to seek refuge in the United States, part of negotiations to settle a lawsuit over pandemic-related powers that deny migrants a right to apply for asylum, an attorney said Monday.
latinorebels.com/2021/05/18/concessionseaseasylumrestrictions/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=concessionseaseasylumrestrictions

Lively discussion among students, parents, and workers about an international counter-offensive against capitalism
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
The discussion covered the key class issues in the pandemic–from the orgy of enrichment in the capital markets to the role of the trade unions in Germany.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/meet-m18.html

Protests and strikes by hospital workers in Germany
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
Last Wednesday, "International Nurses' Day," there were protests all over the country, where nurses, other hospital workers and those at care facilities gave vent to their justified anger over the government response to the pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/hosp-m18.html

Crowdfund campaign wins support for sacked London bus driver David O'Sullivan
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
"My claim against Metroline is a test case for the rights of key workers during the pandemic," O'Sullivan stated.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/osul-m18.html

Report highlights shocking growth of poverty among US infants during the pandemic
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
Zero to Three's State of Babies Yearbook: 2021 reports that nearly 40 percent of babies in the US now live at or near the poverty line, with food insecurity and lack of child care severely worsened by the pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/chil-m18.html

Engagement in a pandemic — reflections from Engagement Week 2021
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-05-18
130 members of staff took part in Engagement Week to learn and share insights into how the College can better engage society with its work.
imperial.ac.uk/news/221393/engagement-pandemic-reflections-from-engagement-week

Wednesday 5/19: Reflections on the Pandemic: Lessons Learned on BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ & Disabled Communities
Disability Rights California | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
Online event | ACCESSIBILITY: American Sign Language, Captioning, and Spanish Interpreters will be available.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/17/18842584.php

Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide!
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2021-05-18
For the first time since the creation of Israel in 1948, U.S. bipartisan support for the Zionist settler state has come under fire on the floor of Congress. "To read the statements from President [Joe] Biden, Secretary [of State Antony] Blinken, General [Lloyd] Austin and leaders of both parties, you . . . | Continue reading Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide! at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/05/56475/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=commentary-not-one-dollar-for-zionist-genocide

Do Americans turn a Blind eye to Israel's Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians because of White Nationalism?
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-05-18
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Why governments in London, Paris and Washington back Israel's Occupation of 5 million stateless Palestinians and its slow ethnic cleansing of them is not so hard to figure out. Israel represents itself as a Western aircraft carrier in a strategically crucial part of the world full of energy resources. It …
juancole.com/2021/05/americans-palestinians-nationalism.html

Big Government and Big Inflation
Rep. Ron Paul | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
April's 4.2 percent …
globalresearch.ca/big-government-big-inflation/5745603

Home Office found guilty after inflicting years of pain
Editorial Team | challenge-magazine.org | 2021-05-18
A man who came to Britain from Congo at the age of 13 in 2003 has got a rare win for immigrants in Britain. The High Court finally ruled in favour of Sam Louis' claim following a decade of false imprisonment and legal hostility. | Several years of childhood neglect whilst under the negligence of social services did little to prepare Mr Louis for the dire lack of support he'd receive in the UK. His unassisted attempts, even in his teens, to regularize his status were met with silence. When he was found guilty of a "relatively spontaneous low-level street robbery" aged 20 he had no clue how harshly the previousl…
challenge-magazine.org/2021/05/18/home-office-found-guilty-after-inflicting-years-of-pain/

Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide. Complete 2013 Judgment of the Kuala Lumpur Tribunal
Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
The Tribunal deplores the failure of international institutions to punish the State of Israel for its crimes and its total lack of respect of International Law and the institutions of the United Nations.
globalresearch.ca/israel-charged-with-war-crimes-and-genocide-complete-judgment-of-kl-tribunal/5359433

For Okinawa, Rahm Would Be a Knee on the Neck
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
If you don't know much about Japan (and neither does Rahm Emanuel, the reported nominee for U.S. ambassador) a few relevant facts are these: 1) It's right next to China which much of the U.S. government is eager for some sort of fight with. 2) Its Constitution (imposed by the U.S.) bans war, and the…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/18/for-okinawa-rahm-would-be-a-knee-on-the-neck/

Israel is Making the Same Errors as Britain did Over Northern Ireland 50 Years Ago
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
When I first visited Israel in 1976 after spending three years in Northern Ireland working on my second degree, I was struck by the similarities between the situations in the two countries. It is therefore entirely appropriate that on the same day that the Israeli-Palestinian crisis was exploding this week, an inquest in Belfast was…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/18/israel-is-making-the-same-errors-as-britain-did-over-northern-ireland-50-years-ago/

The May 13, 1985 Massacre: Honor the Victims by Freeing Mumia Abu-Jamal!
The Jamal Journal | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
This is a compilation of links to many recent articles. Reprinted in full is a 2010 article about May 13, 1985, written by Angola 3 News. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on the May 15, 2021 West Philadelphia community event honoring those murdered by police on May 13, 1985: "Janine Africa said the mothers have just one demand: Free writer and activist Mumia Abu-Jamal from Mahanoy State Correctional Institution in Frackville, Schuylkill County."
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/16/18842562.php

Virginia Volvo workers repudiate UAW-backed contract: "Now that we've rejected this, we should be back on strike"
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
Workers spoke to the World Socialist Web Site Autoworker Newsletter expressing their determination to carry forward a fight for a decent contract in the face of open sabotage by the United Auto Workers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/volv-m18.html

The Mask of "Liberal Democracy" Falls with a Bang
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
Nakba, May 15, …
globalresearch.ca/mask-liberal-democracy-falls-bang/5745582

Mayo Clinic again receives top honors for high-quality patient care
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Eleven? hospitals across?Mayo Clinic?received star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Overall Hospital Quality. Six of the 11 hospitals earned five stars — the best score possible. The national average is 3 of 5 stars. The star rating provides patients with information about multiple dimensions of quality …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-again-receives-top-honors-for-high-quality-patient-care-4/

MMIP families gather for justice in Seattle
Liberation staff-Seattle | liberationnews.org | 2021-05-18
On May 15, the families of missing and murdered Indigenous people and their supporters gathered in Seattle from around the North West for a day of prayer and action for "Justice for MMIP families."
liberationnews.org/mmip-families-gather-for-justice-in-seattle/

MMIP families gather for justice in Seattle
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-18
On May 15, the families of missing and murdered Indigenous people and their supporters gathered in Seattle from around the North West for a day of prayer and action for "Justice for MMIP families."
popularresistance.org/mmip-families-gather-for-justice-in-seattle/

Indigenous Fisheries vs. Mob Rule. The Rights of First Nations
J. B. Gerald | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
On September 17, …
globalresearch.ca/indigenous-fisheries-vs-mob-rule-the-rights-of-first-nations/5745417

The Gilt Comes Off: Singapore Goes Into Lockdown
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-18
A clean, technology driven dystopia. A representation of our techno future. These were the introductory descriptions to a piece by science fiction author William Gibson on Singapore for Wired in 1993. "Imagine an Asian version of Zurich operating as an offshore capsule at the foot of Malaysia; an affluent microcosm whose citizens inhabit something that …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/the-gilt-comes-off-singapore-goes-into-lockdown/

"Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East
Israel Shahak | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…
globalresearch.ca/greater-israel-the-zionist-plan-for-the-middle-east/5324815

Chicago Eliminates Another Arne Duncan Initiative
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-18
While Arne Duncan was superintendent of schools in Chicago, he received over $10 million from the Gates Foundation to begin "turning around" low-performing schools. He supported the creation of The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL), which subsequently took over 31 schools, some of which raised test scores but were criticized for pushing out low-scoring students. One of AUSL's goals was to train teachers for urban schools.
popularresistance.org/chicago-eliminates-another-arne-duncan-initiative/

Getting Back to Basics in Policy on Israel
Mel Gurtov | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
"The problem with the Middle East is that you can try to turn your back on it, but it won't turn its back on you," said Martin S. Indyk, former US ambassador to Israel. And it hasn't: once again, Israelis and Palestinians are at war. With no cease-fire, let alone peace talks, in sight, and…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/18/getting-back-to-basics-in-policy-on-israel/

Norwegian Air worldwide layoffs hit Spanish workforce
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
Norwegian Air Shuttle has announced plans to lay off 1,191 workers and close three bases in Spain. The redundancy scheme was anticipated, but trade unions SEPLA and USO did nothing to defend jobs.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/spai-m18.html

Functional Outcomes Among Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke After Mechanical Thrombectomy With or Without Intravenous Thrombolysis–Reply
Kimura K, Otsuka T, Suzuki K. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-18
In Reply Dr Mai and colleagues describe some concerns with the SKIP study, including the balance of baseline characteristics between the 2 groups, the sample size, and the noninferiority margin for the secondary outcome.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2779996

How Canada should respond to Israel's escalating violence
Bianca Mugyenyi | mronline.org | 2021-05-18
We can protect Palestinians from Israeli aggression by applying our own Canadian law. | May 18, 2021 | Newswire…
mronline.org/2021/05/18/how-canada-should-respond-to-israels-escalating-violence/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-canada-should-respond-to-israels-escalating-violence

A Neurologist Faces His Alzheimer Disease Diagnosis
Rubin R. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-18
This Medical News feature profiles neurologist Daniel Gibbs, MD, PhD, who went from treating Alzheimer disease to living with it.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2779452

Association of CABG vs PCI With Memory Decline in Older Adults Undergoing Coronary Revascularization
Whitlock EL, Diaz-Ramirez L, Smith AK, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-18
This cohort study compares the change in the rate of memory decline after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) vs percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in older adults.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2779992

Chile: Election Results & Composition of the Constitutional Convention
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
This Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16, Chileans participated in a mega-election in which they voted for the 155 members of the Constituent Convention, 345 mayors, 2,252 councilors, and 16 regional governors. Regional governors (called intendants) had been appointed directly by the president since the 1974 creation of Chile's regions by the Pinochet dictatorship. | More than 22,000 candidates disputed 2,678 positions. | The result was so clear that President Piñera had to acknowledge at the end of the day that the people sent a clear message that his government does not know how to tune in to the demands of the…
orinocotribune.com/chile-election-results-composition-of-the-constitutional-convention/

Frantz Fanon and the Algerian revolution today
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-18
This two-part long read is an extract from a chapter in a forthcoming book Fanon Today: The Revolt and Reason of the Wretched of the Earth (edited by Nigel Gibson, Daraja Press 2021). | May 18, 2021…
mronline.org/2021/05/18/frantz-fanon-and-the-algerian-revolution-today/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=frantz-fanon-and-the-algerian-revolution-today

Removing Race From Kidney Function Estimates
van der Burgh AC, Hoorn EJ, Chaker L. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-18
To the Editor In their recent Research Letter, Mr Diao and colleagues discussed the clinical implications of removing the race coefficient when calculating the estimated glomerular filtration rate from serum creatinine (eGFRcr). However, they did not mention the use of serum cystatin C, an alternative marker of kidney function, to calculate eGFR (eGFRcys). The Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration equation, used to calculate eGFRcys, does not include an adjustment for Black race and may be superior to serum creatinine as a marker of kidney function. Moreover, compared with serum creatinine, serum cyst…
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2779999

Inflation sparks concerns in financial markets
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
Inflation warning signals have started to flash with the report last week that US consumer price inflation rose by 4.2 percent in April from a year earlier.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/infl-m18.html

A Place of Memory and Learning
Cifu AS. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-18
In this narrative medicine essay, a primary care physician describes a binder in which he keeps the face sheet, cards, obituaries, and notes on the patients who died while in his care–a memory book that marks the arc of his career and the impermanence of life.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2779989

Escaping the Brave New World: Transhumanism, Utopias and Eugenics
Matthew Ehret-Kump | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
What are the …
globalresearch.ca/escaping-brave-new-world-transhumanism-utopia-eugenics/5745624

Azerbaijan holds new large-scale war games after armed incursion into Armenia
Rick Rozoff | antibellum679354512.wordpress.com | 2021-05-18
Azerbaijan holds new large-scale war games after armed incursion into ArmeniaRick Rozoff On May 16 Azerbaijan kicked off large-scale war games after its troops encroached on Armenian territory almost a week ago. This is the third series of Azerbaijani war games since last August, the first having preceded the Azerbaijani-Turkish attack on Nagorno-Karabakh by only …
antibellum679354512.wordpress.com/2021/05/18/azerbaijan-holds-new-large-scale-war-games-after-armed-incursion-into-armenia/

Functional Outcomes Among Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke After Mechanical Thrombectomy With or Without Intravenous Thrombolysis
Mai H, Chen T, Zhao B. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-18
To the Editor In their randomized clinical trial, Dr Suzuki and colleagues reported that mechanical thrombectomy alone failed to demonstrate noninferiority compared with combined intravenous thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy with regard to favorable functional outcome at 90 days in patients with acute ischemic stroke. We have some concerns about this study.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2779998

Consistency of State Medical License Applications and Recommendations on Physician Mental Health
Saddawi-Konefka D, Brown A, Eisenhart I, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-18
This study examines the consistency of medical license applications with recommendations from the Federation of State Medical Boards on physician wellness and burnout.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780002

US educators and autoworkers denounce changes to CDC mask guidelines
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
In an anti-scientific and politically-motivated move, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have encouraged vaccinated people to stop wearing masks.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/inte-m18.html

Chile: Election Results & Composition of the Constitutional Convention
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
This Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16, Chileans participated in a mega-election in which they voted for the 155 members of the Constituent Convention, 345 mayors, 2,252 councilors, and 16 regional governors. Regional governors (called intendants) had been appointed directly by the president since the 1974 creation of Chile's regions by the Pinochet dictatorship. | More than 22,000 candidates disputed 2,678 positions. | The result was so clear that President Piñera had to acknowledge at the end of the day that the people sent a clear message that his government does not know how to tune in to the demands of the…
orinocotribune.com/chile-election-results-composition-of-the-constitutional-convention/

"The Human Bomb": Effects of mRNA "Vaccination" on Unvaccinated People?
Theara Truth news | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
Hundreds of people …
globalresearch.ca/human-bomb-effects-mrna-vaccination-unvaccinated-people/5745424

Australian budget entrenches inequities in aged care
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
Far from resolving the crisis in aged care, the budget strengthens the grip of highly-profitable financial operators over the sector.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/aged-m18.html

Crimes against Humanity: Israel Kills 58 Palestinian Children in 7 Days
Khaled Mouammar | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
Below is a …
globalresearch.ca/israel-kills-58-palestinian-children-7-days/5745565

Repression Of National Protests In Colombia Is Backed By The United States
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-18
Colombians have been on a national strike since April 28 with protests in 500 cities and blockades that have shut down the major highway. The protests were sparked by a proposed bill that would place the burden of financing the country's debt on the people while cutting taxes for the wealthy, but economic conditions for most people have been in decline for a long time. The government has responded to the protests with violent repression by its militarized police that are funded and trained by the United States. Clearing the FOG speaks with Charo Mina-Rojas, a human rights defender in Colombia who was a leader in…
popularresistance.org/repression-of-national-protests-in-colombia-is-backed-by-the-united-states/

The Woman in the Window: Unable to leave her house, she sees a crime
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
Anna Fox, an alcoholic child psychologist, suffers from agoraphobia. She is unable to leave her Manhattan brownstone. Through her front windows, she begins to pay attention to the Russells, a family that has moved in across the street.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/wind-m18.html

Reprocessed Urological Endoscopes Tied to Infection Risk
Jaklevic M. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-18
More than 450 infection and contamination reports, including 3 deaths, filed since 2017 prompted the FDA to remind urological endoscope users to carefully follow manufacturers' cleaning and sterilization instructions.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780007

New Murder Added to Over 40 Victims of Police Repression in Colombia
Patricia Ferrer | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
The Office of the Ombudsman of Colombia indicated that, in the midst of over 120 ongoing investigations against police officers for abuse of authority since the start of the national strike, 16 more people were injured and one was killed this Monday, May 17. | The information on the new murder was provided by John Jairo Santamaría, mayor of Yumbo, Valle del Cauca (just north of Cali), based on a report provided by an authority from the Yumbo municipality hospital. | According to videos posted on various social media networks, during a rally rejecting the government of Iván Duque the police fired and threw tear ga…
orinocotribune.com/new-murder-added-to-over-40-victims-of-police-repression-in-colombia/

How America Went From Mom-and-Pop Capitalism to Techno-Feudalism
Moderator | scheerpost.com | 2021-05-18
Daniel Oberhaus / CC BY 2.0] By Ellen Brown / Original to ScheerPost In a matter of decades, the United States has gone from a somewhat benign form of capitalism to a neo-feudal form that has created an ever-widening gap in wealth and power. In his 2013 bestseller Capital in the 21st Century, French economist Thomas Piketty declared that "the level of inequality in the US is probably higher than… | Source…
scheerpost.com/2021/05/18/how-america-went-from-mom-and-pop-capitalism-to-techno-feudalism/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-america-went-from-mom-and-pop-capitalism-to-techno-feudalism

Keeping animals wild vs 'safe' should be prioritized, lion biologists argue
Pride Lion Conservation Alliance | nationofchange.org | 2021-05-18
We are not advocating an entirely hands-off approach to conservation.
nationofchange.org/2021/05/18/keeping-animals-wild-vs-safe-should-be-prioritized-lion-biologists-argue/

Change of Strategy Again: Capriles Recommends Opposition Participate in Regional Elections
Carlos Arellán | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
In an interview published this Sunday, May 16, by the Spanish media outlet El País, Henrique Capriles Radonski challenged Juan Guaidó–without mentioning him directly–when Capriles revealed an imminent change of opposition strategy. According to the interview, Venezuela's far right now wishes to participate in the regional elections of November 2021. | The two-time loser in presidential elections remarked that voting is the ideal and most plausible alternative for an opposition that did not achieve anything in almost three years of a "maximalist" strategy. | Capriles concluded that the "all or nothing"
orinocotribune.com/change-of-strategy-again-capriles-recommends-opposition-participate-in-regional-elections/

Bukele's Inner Circle Hit in State Department Corruption List
El Faro English | latinorebels.com | 2021-05-18
This list has no legal implications for those named, but the fact that the section on El Salvador was declassified sends a clear political message at a time of tense relations between the Bukele and Biden administrations.
latinorebels.com/2021/05/18/bukelesinnercirclecorruptionlist/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bukelesinnercirclecorruptionlist

BAR Book Forum: Stefanie K. Dunning's "Black to Nature"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-18
The author explores various social, political, and cultural sites that explore and highlight the Black pastoral experience. | May 18, 2021 | Review…
mronline.org/2021/05/18/bar-book-forum-stefanie-k-dunnings-black-to-nature/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bar-book-forum-stefanie-k-dunnings-black-to-nature

Life on a Space Ship
jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-18
Satellite feet, satellite sickness, kinetosis, and ecplexia are environmental derangements that pose problems for solution to the physician and physiologist in preparation for survival or even tolerable living on a space ship. Satellite feet and satellite sickness are descriptive syndromes. The curved floor, an essential component of the space station, leads to satellite feet; satellite sickness is the counterpart of air or sea sickness and thus a variant of the motion-sickness family. Kinetosis is related to the unusual dynamic pattern between the outside world and the subject in a space ship, which continually…
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780003

Space Force missile commander removed after fascist ranting on right-wing podcast
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
The firing of Space Force Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier was preceded by the indictment of Marine Major Christopher Warnagiris, the first active-duty officer arrested in the siege of the US Capitol on January 6.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/mili-m18.html

Nurses at Maine's biggest hospital complex unionize
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2021-05-18
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peoplesworld.org/article/nurses-at-maines-biggest-hospital-complex-unionize/

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, War as the Enemy of Reform
Tom Engelhardt | warisacrime.org | 2021-05-18
This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. "A United States Coast Guard cutter fired 30 warning shots after 13 Iranian fast patrol boats menaced a group of American Navy ships sailing in the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon said on Monday…" — so began a … Continue reading "Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, War as the Enemy of Reform"
warisacrime.org/2021/05/18/tomgram-andrew-bacevich-war-as-the-enemy-of-reform/

Behind the glamour of international sports events: The broken bodies of workers
Al Neal | peoplesworld.org | 2021-05-18
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peoplesworld.org/article/behind-the-glamour-of-international-sports-events-the-broken-bodies-of-workers/

Philadelphia's DA Election Is a Test for Progressives
Lexi McMenamin | progressive.org | 2021-05-18
The results of the city's district attorney election will highlight the left's growing influence–or how far they still have to go.
progressive.org/dispatches/philadelphia-da-election-progressives-mcmenamin-210518/

US Fakes ISIS Threat in Congo to Justify AFRICOM Presence
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-18
The US continues to insist that ISIS is to blame for recent violence in the Congo, where six million people have died since 1996, despite the fact that hardly any Muslims reside in the mineral-rich country. A UN Group of Experts found "no link" between Islamic jihadists and rebel groups, said Kambale Musavuli, a Congolese… Read…
libya360.wordpress.com/2021/05/18/us-fakes-isis-threat-in-congo-to-justify-africom-presence/

Colonialism & Imperialism are the Root of Venezuela's Economic Problems, Not Socialism, Says US Economist Michael Hudson (#SanctionsKill)
Steve Lalla | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
May 16 (Special for OrinocoTribune.com)–The US oligarchy became wealthy by exploiting the labor and natural resources of peoples and lands across the Americas, Africa, and Asia. In our millennium, Venezuela's assets were seized by an empire in decline. As its economy continues to weaken, the US lashes out with increasingly desperate policies of economic "sanctions" against those that try to break out of its orbit. In the process, it drives its enemies together. | "Ironically, America's attempt to isolate other countries is turning into an attempt to isolate itself," said economist Michael Hudson recently. O…
orinocotribune.com/colonialism-imperialism-are-the-root-of-venezuelas-economic-problems-not-socialism-says-us-economist-michael-hudson-sanctionskill/

Population Growth and the Which Way Is Up Problem in Economics
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2021-05-18
Paul Krugman's column today commented on the recent data showing continuing low fertility rates, which is likely to mean a stagnant or declining working age population in future years. Krugman points out that this is no big deal; Japan and Europe have been living with declining working age populations and have managed just fine. But …
cepr.net/population-growth-and-the-which-way-is-up-problem-in-economics/

My Mother Schedules Heart Surgery
Stone J. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-18
Roasted beets. Deep red, deepest red on my fingers, not quite blood in color. But then, the beet doesn't quite resemble a heart, although the arc of it, cut through, its rings growing lighter toward the interior, resembles a heart like a node, an emoji of it, the way a metaphor could work. Stable. Sustainable the way an image ought to be.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2779990

The significance of the Volvo Truck workers' rebellion in Virginia
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
The rebuke to the United Auto Workers is one of a series of unmistakable signs of rising working-class militancy in the US and internationally.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/less-m18.html

Is There a Doctor in the House?
Andy Kroll | tomdispatch.com | 2021-05-18
Is President Biden afflicted with the political equivalent of a split personality? His first several months in office suggest just that possibility. On the home front, the president's inclination is clearly to Go Big. When it comes to America's role in the world, however, Biden largely hews to pre-Trumpian precedent. So far at least, the administration's overarching foreign-policy theme is Take It Slow. "Joe Biden Is Electrifying America Like F.D.R." So proclaimed the headline of a recent Nicholas Kristof column in the New York Times. Even allowing for a smidgen of hyperbole, the comparison is not without merit.
tomdispatch.com/is-there-a-doctor-in-the-house/

Indifferent to the spread of the virus, Macron proceeds with reopening in France
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
The reopening is part of a fierce competition between European countries over creating the most business-friendly environment in the shortest time and ensuring that they will be able to profit from the summer tourist season.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/fran-m18.html

Colombia: "Peasants Throughout the Country Remain in the National Strike"
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-18
Jorge López Peasant communities in all regions of the country have taken part in the National Strike. On the paths, trails and highways they have led marches, blockades and educational days in regions such as Antioquia, Nariño, Arauca and Casanare. In the latter, they have maintained their mobilization since April 28 without rest. We had… Read…
libya360.wordpress.com/2021/05/18/colombia-peasants-throughout-the-country-remain-in-the-national-strike/

Norwegian Air worldwide layoffs hit Spanish workforce
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
Norwegian Air Shuttle has announced plans to lay off 1,191 workers and close three bases in Spain.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/spai-m18.html

Operation Barbarossa: The Causes of its Failure
Shane Quinn | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
By Shane Quinn — May 13, 2021 | Operation Barbarossa, whose 80th anniversary falls next month, was the largest military operation ever undertaken. This German invasion of the Soviet Union proved to be the decisive confrontation of the Second World War, and the effects of its outcome lasts to the current day. | The Austrian-born autocrat, Adolf Hitler, embarked upon his wars of conquest without firstly placing the German nation on a Total War footing. Hitler's refusal from 1939, to direct the Third Reich's full resources towards military means, was a critical reason behind the Nazis' eventual defeat. Hitler's…
orinocotribune.com/operation-barbarossa-the-causes-of-its-failure/

Workers at Volvo Truck plant in US reject compromised deal
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-18
Close to 3,000 workers at Volvo Truck North America rejected a tentative deal negotiated by the company and the union by a 91% 'No' vote, opening up the possibility of strike action to resume…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/18/workers-at-volvo-truck-plant-in-us-reject-compromised-deal/

Trends Identified in Foodborne Illnesses From Leafy Greens
Jaklevic M. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-18
An FDA investigation has uncovered 3 common features that a large-scale 2020 foodborne illness outbreak shares with other outbreaks in recent years, all involving leafy greens.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780005

Latinos Persevering (A Latino USA Podcast)
Latino USA | latinorebels.com | 2021-05-18
We meet Diana Trujillo, Christina Hernández, Elio Morillo and Alejandro Miguel San Martin, who are some of the Latinos and Latinas behind this historic mission to Mars.
latinorebels.com/2021/05/18/latinospersevering/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=latinospersevering

People's Action Announces Endorsement of Minneapolis City Council Candidates and Yes 4 Minneapolis Public Safety Charter Amendment
Johanna Kichton | peoplesaction.org | 2021-05-18
Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.–People's Action today announced three endorsements for the Minneapolis City Council and its support for the Yes 4 Minneapolis Public Safety Charter Amendment campaign. The candidates are running movement politics, people-powered campaigns and will fight for the People's Action People's Platform once elected. The candidates and the Yes 4 …
peoplesaction.org/2021/05/peoples-action-announces-endorsement-of-minneapolis-city-council-candidates-and-yes-4-minneapolis-public-safety-charter-amendment/

Roundup verdict of $25M upheld in US appeals court
Amanda Mills | nationofchange.org | 2021-05-18
"It's a slam dunk for plaintiffs. This proves these claims are viable in the tort system."
nationofchange.org/2021/05/18/roundup-verdict-of-25m-upheld-in-us-appeals-court/

Indifferent to the spread of the virus, Macron proceeds with reopening in France
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
The reopening is part of a fierce competition between European countries over creating the most business-friendly environment in the shortest time and ensuring summer tourist season profits.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/fran-m18.html

In cowardly move, GOP Leader McCarthy tries to sink Jan. 6 commission
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2021-05-18
WASHINGTON–As expected by anyone who has paid attention to the way Republicans have operated for many years now, GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Monday that he is against what has been touted as a bi-partisan proposal to form an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection. His move will reduce Republican support …
peoplesworld.org/article/in-cowardly-move-gop-leader-mccarthy-tries-to-sink-jan-6-commission/

How Canada Should Respond to Israel's Escalating Violence
Bianca Mugyenyi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
NDP leader Jagmeet …
globalresearch.ca/how-canada-should-respond-israel-escalating-violence/5745600

Are We Getting the National Security We Are Paying For?
Michael Carrigan, Peter Bergel | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
At this time of year, when we send our hard-earned dollars to pay for the programs we value, it is worth examining our priorities. Our country continues to expend nearly half its discretionary budget on its military might. That leaves only half for everything else. The perennial explanation given to defend this lop-sided priority is…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/18/are-we-getting-the-national-security-we-are-paying-for/

Point-of-Care Test for Sexually Transmitted Infections
Jaklevic M. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-18
A rapid molecular test to detect chlamydia and gonorrhea has received a waiver for use in physician offices, community-based clinics, and other patient care settings. The binx health io CT/NG assay can generate results in about 30 minutes, supporting same-day testing and treatment.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780006

With Greyhound Gone, Let's Replace it with a National Public Intercity Operator
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-18
After serving Canadians with varying degrees of success for the better part of a century, Greyhound Canada has elected to cease serving them at all. On May 13, the intercity coach service ended its routes in the country for good. The national press release discussed the "decision rationale" for closing up shop. The company looked back to 2018 and its suspended services in the west, citing "years of declining ridership and the impact of a changing and increasingly challenging transportation environment, including de-regulation and subsidized competition such as VIA Rail and publicly owned bus systems." Then, it po…
popularresistance.org/with-greyhound-gone-lets-replace-it-with-a-national-public-intercity-operator/

Simonovis Resigns as Guaidó's Head of Security
Daniela Jimenez | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
The fugitive from Venezuelan justice, Iván Simonovis, presented his "resignation" as Commissioner of Security and Intelligence, a fictitious position to which Simonovis was appointed by former deputy Guaidó after he proclaimed himself interim president of Venezuela. | Simonovis, who from the United States has participated in plans to overthrow Venezuela's legitimate government, did not provide a reason why he is leaving this position–one that lacked any legal recognition in any case. | It should be noted that his resignation arrives within the framework of Guaidó's newest announcement that he wishes to ente…
orinocotribune.com/simonovis-resigns-as-guaidos-head-of-security/

Alliance Of Democracies Summit
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-18
Copenhagen, Denmark — The United States is the nation that most threatens democracy worldwide, far more than Russia or even China. That is the headline finding from a new worldwide poll of 53 countries commissioned by the Alliance of Democracies (AoD). The poll also found that the global public considers rising inequality and the increased power of the super rich to be the greatest threat to liberty and democracy. | This was likely not the response the Alliance of Democracies wished to hear as it opened its third annual Democracy Summit in Copenhagen this week — precisely because the organization repr…
popularresistance.org/alliance-of-democracies-summit/

Biden adviser makes personal appeal to young to get shots
Associated Press | peoplesworld.org | 2021-05-18
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peoplesworld.org/article/biden-adviser-makes-personal-appeal-to-young-to-get-shots/

"Take These Masks Off My Child": Children All Over the World are Being Abused
Michael J. Talmo | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
Under the banner …
globalresearch.ca/take-these-masks-off-my-child/5745462

Honor to the Palestinian Resistance Fighters!
Bruno Guigue | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
What is most …
globalresearch.ca/honor-palestinian-resistance-fighters/5745620

Amsterdam Court orders reinstatement of Uber drivers dismissed by algorithm
Rosalind English | ukhumanrightsblog.com | 2021-05-18
In October 2020 the App Drivers & Couriers Union ('ADCU') filed a legal challenge against Uber Technologies Inc. for the dismissal of drivers by an algorithm in the UK and Portugal. The District Court of Amsterdam heard claims by the ADCU on behalf of three drivers from the UK, and a fourth driver from Lisbon, …
ukhumanrightsblog.com/2021/05/18/amsterdam-court-orders-reinstatement-of-uber-drivers-dismissed-by-algorithm/

The Weekly Round-Up: The Queen's Speech and Gendered Violence
Alethea Redfern | ukhumanrightsblog.com | 2021-05-18
In this week's round up: key human rights-related bills from the Queen's Speech, cross-party proposals for ending gendered violence, diplomatic immunity and Travellers' rights.
ukhumanrightsblog.com/2021/05/18/the-weekly-round-up-the-queens-speech-and-gendered-violence/

Amsterdam Court orders reinstatement of Uber drivers dismissed by algorithm
Rosalind English | ukhumanrightsblog.com | 2021-05-18
In October 2020 the App Drivers & Couriers Union ('ADCU') filed a legal challenge against Uber Technologies Inc. for the dismissal of drivers by an algorithm in the UK and Portugal. The District Court of Amsterdam heard claims by the ADCU on behalf of three drivers from the UK, and a fourth driver from Lisbon, …
ukhumanrightsblog.com/2021/05/18/amsterdam-court-orders-reinstatement-of-uber-drivers-dismissed-by-algorithm/

Life lacking a sense of safety
Yasser Abu Jamei | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
The atrocities that are happening now bring memories. Israeli planes have shattered our families so many terrifying and memorable times for decades…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/life-lacking-a-sense-of-safety/

A World of Bikes, Not Walls?
Todd Miller | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
Demilitarizing the Border…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/a-world-of-bikes-not-walls/

Nothing Works Any More
George Monbiot | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
When we get ripped off by con artists, in most cases we no longer have any recourse. It's the result of disastrous political choices…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/nothing-works-any-more/

Verdicts Don't Heal
Fania E. Davis | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
We Need Imaginative Community-Based, Restorative Justice.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/verdicts-dont-heal/

Time for A Two-State Solution
Richard C. Gross | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
The "cousins," as Israeli Jews commonly refer to Palestinian Arabs, are at it again in a seemingly never-ending stream of death and destruction between Semitic brethren that accomplishes nothing but weeping at funerals. The increasingly deadly hostilities have no effect on Israel halting encroachment on land in the disputed occupied West Bank or the apparent…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/18/time-for-a-two-state-solution/

Mike Gold, 'Jews Without Money' author, gets overdue recognition in new bio
John Pietaro | peoplesworld.org | 2021-05-18
In the pantheon of 1930s revolutionary writers, Michael Gold has too long faltered on the historic periphery. A close associate of Hemingway, Reed, O'Neill, Hughes, St. Vincent Millay, Claude McKay, John Dos Passos, Dorothy Parker, Richard Wright, Carl Sandburg, Upton Sinclair, and James T. Farrell, Gold was not only overshadowed by the celebrity of others …
peoplesworld.org/article/mike-gold-jews-without-money-author-gets-overdue-recognition-in-new-bio/

IEA's First 1.5 ∞C-Aligned Scenario Bolsters Call for No New Fossil Fuel Extraction
commondreams.org | 2021-05-18
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commondreams.org/newswire/2021/05/18/ieas-first-15degc-aligned-scenario-bolsters-call-no-new-fossil-fuel-extraction?cd-origin=rss

350.org Responds To International Energy Agency Report
commondreams.org | 2021-05-18
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commondreams.org/newswire/2021/05/18/350org-responds-international-energy-agency-report?cd-origin=rss

Hot Tip for the NYT on Vaccines: There are These Two Countries Called Russia and China
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
I realize that it's hard for reporters at the country's leading newspaper to stay on top of the news, but this major piece (four reporters) on vaccinating the world should get a Pulitzer for ignorance. The topic of the piece is vaccinating the world, which should be number one on any serious person's list of…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/18/hot-tip-for-the-nyt-on-vaccines-there-are-these-two-countries-called-russia-and-china/

Vaccine Passports and "Medical Paternalism"
Dr. Birsen Filip | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
Vaccine passports have …
globalresearch.ca/vaccine-passports-medical-paternalism/5745563

Dispatches from India : Rocky road ahead for the Indian economy
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-18
In this episode, we take a look at the controversial Central Vista project that seeks to change the very face of Delhi, the bumpy road ahead for the Indian economy and the vexing question of patents for vaccines…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/18/indian-economy-rocky-road-ahead/

Genocide condemned on Tamil Remembrance Day
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-18
Tamil Remembrance Day on May 16 was marked in Sydney and Melbourne. Rachel Evans and Chris Slee report.
greenleft.org.au/content/genocide-condemned-tamil-remembrance-day

Pressure mounts for de-amalgamation of Inner West Council
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-18
The campaign for the de-amalgamation of three inner west councils is gaining traction in the lead-up to council elections on September 4, writes Peter Boyle.
greenleft.org.au/content/pressure-mounts-de-amalgamation-inner-west-council

No secret trial of Collaery, Witness K
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-18
We should protect whistleblowers, not punish them, protesters said as they rallied in defence of Bernard Collaery and Witness K. Jim McIlroy reports.
greenleft.org.au/content/no-secret-trial-collaery-witness-k

Video: We Can Defeat the Corporate Media's War to Snuff Out Independent Journalism
Jonathan Cook | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-18
I wanted to …
globalresearch.ca/we-can-defeat-corporate-media-war-snuff-out-independent-journalism/5745580

We can defeat the corporate media's war to snuff out independent journalism
Jonathan Cook | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
There will always be journalists determined to find a way to peek behind the curtain to tell us what they found there…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/we-can-defeat-the-corporate-medias-war-to-snuff-out-independent-journalism/

To divide workers, Tamil nationalists sow pro-imperialist lies on Sri Lankan war
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
Washington, the EU and the Indian state are complicit in the ethnic bloodshed in Sri Lanka that the Tamil nationalist groups claim these powers will resolve.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/tami-m18.html

Tamil nationalists sow pro-imperialist lies on Sri Lankan war to divide workers
wsws.org | 2021-05-18
Washington, the EU and the Indian state are complicit in the ethnic bloodshed in Sri Lanka that the Tamil nationalist groups claim these powers will resolve.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/18/tami-m18.html

Consumer Health: Endometriosis, ovarian cancer and infertility — what are the connections?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
If you've been diagnosed with endometriosis, you may have questions about whether that raises your risk for other conditions, including ovarian cancer and infertility. With endometriosis, tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-endometriosis-ovarian-cancer-and-infertility-what-are-the-connections/

Infographic: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET)
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
Learn more about pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.?More health tip infographics: ?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com…
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/infographic-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-pnet-2/

Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente announce strategic investment in Medically Home to expand access to serious or complex care at home
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
ROCHESTER, Minn., and OAKLAND, Calif. ? Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente are partnering in an unprecedented collaboration to allow more patients to receive acute level of care and recovery services in the comfort, convenience and safety of their homes. Beginning with significant strategic investments in Medically Home Group, a Boston-based, technology-enabled services company, Mayo Clinic …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-kaiser-permanente-announce-strategic-investment-in-medically-home-to-expand-access-to-serious-or-complex-care-at-home/

Consumer Health: Stroke awareness
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability for adults. More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/5-12-ready-to-schedule-consumer-health-stroke-awareness/

Consumer Health: Staying active and exercising with osteoporosis
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease, which affects approximately 10 million Americans, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-staying-active-and-exercising-with-osteoporosis/

Why lung cancer screening is important, especially for minorities
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. By the time lung cancer symptoms develop, the disease is usually too far advanced to cure. Studies show that lung cancer screening reduces the risk of dying from the disease. Screening is usually reserved for …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/why-lung-cancer-screening-is-important-especially-for-minorities/

Consumer Health: Treating polycystic ovary syndrome
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Complications can include infertility, gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, miscarriage or premature birth, and endometrial cancer. Signs and symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome vary. A diagnosis is made when women experience at least two of these signs: Irregular periods.Elevated levels of male …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-treating-polycystic-ovary-syndrome/

Consumer Health: Bladder cancer awareness
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers. Nearly 84,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2021, according to the American Cancer Society. Bladder cancer occurs in men more frequently than in women, …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-bladder-cancer-awareness/

Mayo Clinic playing key role in helping injured Minnesotans safely return to work
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
ROCHESTER, Minn. — An effort supported by Mayo Clinic to help more injured Minnesotans be able to return to work has received a major boost. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the state of Minnesota $19.5 million to expand an innovative program that seeks to help workers suffering from injury or illness stay in the …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-playing-key-role-in-helping-injured-minnesotans-safely-return-to-work/

Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
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. …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/science-saturday-mayo-study-examines-how-latino-participants-experience-genomic-medicine/

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Signs of depression in teens and how to help
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
Depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. Although depression can occur at any time in life, symptoms may differ between teens and adults. Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-qa-podcast-signs-of-depression-in-teens-and-how-to-help/

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for patent foramen ovale
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 36 and do not have any significant medical concerns, but due to a family member's heart health issues, it was recommended I have a cardiac evaluation. After undergoing an echocardiogram, I was surprised to be told that I have a patent foramen ovale. The cardiologist said I don't need to be treated …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-treatment-for-patent-foramen-ovale/

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Know the warning signs of stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-18
On average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted, depriving the brain of oxygen. It's important to recognize the warning signs of stroke, because prompt treatment can minimize brain damage. Every moment is crucial. "Strokes commonly occur in …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-qa-podcast-know-the-warning-signs-of-stroke/

Thousands rally in US in support of Palestinians
Aljazeera | zcomm.org | 2021-05-18
Huge crowds show solidarity with Palestinians in cities across US, from Los Angeles to New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/thousands-rally-in-us-in-support-of-palestinians/

Tahanie Aboushi Is Running to Transform the Nation's Most Powerful DA's Office
Moustafa Bayoumi | thenation.com | 2021-05-18
Tahanie Aboushi Is Running to Transform the Nation's Most Powerful DA's Office…
thenation.com/article/politics/thane-aboushi-da/

Visions of a Borderless World
Todd Miller | thenation.com | 2021-05-18
Visions of a Borderless World…
thenation.com/article/society/arizona-border-patrol/

Jordan Peterson's New Rules Are Old News
Katha Pollitt | thenation.com | 2021-05-18
Jordan Peterson's New Rules Are Old News…
thenation.com/article/culture/jordan-peterson-new-book/

Meet the Woman Who Would Transform the Nation's Most Powerful DA's Office
Moustafa Bayoumi | thenation.com | 2021-05-18
Meet the Woman Who Would Transform the Nation's Most Powerful DA's Office…
thenation.com/article/politics/thane-aboushi-da/

Richard Wagner's Pandemonium
Mina Tavakoli | thenation.com | 2021-05-18
Richard Wagner's Pandemonium…
thenation.com/article/culture/alex-ross-wagernism/

Steven Donziger Wants to Convince 'a Different Jury'
James North | thenation.com | 2021-05-18
Steven Donziger Wants to Convince 'a Different Jury'…
thenation.com/article/society/donziger-trial-chevron/

Israeli / Palestinian Conflict
Tjeerd Royaards | thenation.com | 2021-05-18
Israeli / Palestinian Conflict…
thenation.com/article/world/the-current-gop/

Cancel Culture, Case Closed
Tom Tomorrow | thenation.com | 2021-05-18
Cancel Culture, Case Closed…
thenation.com/article/politics/voter-suppression-georgia-texas/

Visions of a Borderless World
Todd Miller | thenation.com | 2021-05-18
Visions of a Borderless World…
thenation.com/article/society/arizona-border-patrol/

Why Do We Eat Bad Food?
Bill McKibben | thenation.com | 2021-05-18
Why Do We Eat Bad Food?
thenation.com/article/society/mark-bittman-animal-vegetable-junk/

Kevin McCarthy Sinks Even Lower
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2021-05-18
Kevin McCarthy Sinks Even Lower…
thenation.com/article/politics/kevin-mccarthy-january-6-commission/

Imperial's Reverse Mentoring scheme returns following successful pilot
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-05-18
Imperial College London's Reverse Mentoring scheme will return this year and is recruiting for its second cohort.
imperial.ac.uk/news/221594/imperials-reverse-mentoring-scheme-returns-following

Pea flour helps malnourished children regain weight and restores gut bugs
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-05-18
Adding pea flour to feeds for severely malnourished children helps them gain weight and restores the balance of microbes in their gut.
imperial.ac.uk/news/221494/pea-flour-helps-malnourished-children-regain

El neoliberalismo nació y murió en Chile
Fernanda Gil Lozano | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-18
El resultado del plebiscito fue abrumador. Salvo muy pocos lugares, incluso aquellos donde ganaba la derecha, se pronunciaron por una Asamblea Constituyente Soberana. | Las elecciones celebradas en dos días (el sábado 15 y el domingo 16 de mayo) tuvieron como…
globalizacion.ca/el-neoliberalismo-nacio-y-murio-en-chile/

øVuelve la inflación a Estados Unidos?
Julio C. Gambina | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-18
Saltó la voz de alarma con el registro de suba de precios para abril del presente año. El dato informado es del 0,8% mensual, que anualizado supone una aceleración de precios al 4,2%. Una alarma se enciende, aunque es un…
globalizacion.ca/vuelve-la-inflacion-estados-unidos/

Las difíciles relaciones de México y Estados Unidos
Gerardo Villagrán del Corral | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-18
Los gobiernos de México y Estados Unidos reformularán su estrategia bilateral de seguridad, acordaron funcionarios de alto nivel de las administraciones de Andrés Manuel López Obrador y Joe Biden, durante la primera reunión binacional presencial sobre el tema tras la…
globalizacion.ca/las-dificiles-relaciones-de-mexico-y-estados-unidos/

Biden trata de ganar a China el juego del Gran Poder Global
Alberto Betancourt Posada | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-18
China nos está pisando los talones, dijo Joseph Robinet Biden, presidente de EU, ante el US Congress, el pasado 29 de abril. Nos encontramos en un punto de inflexión y tenemos que hacer algo, aseveró. øQué estrategia sigue el actual…
globalizacion.ca/biden-trata-de-ganar-china-el-juego-del-gran-poder-global/

Argentina — El problema del Gobierno para convencer
Eduardo Aliverti | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-18
Si fuera por cantidad de noticias o hechos resaltados, que no son lo mismo, se viene de días pródigos. Pero ni la suma de todos esos episodios alcanza a cómo impresiona el dato sobresaliente. Ni la danza de reuniones presidenciales…
globalizacion.ca/argentina-el-problema-del-gobierno-para-convencer/

El otro Chile
Global Research | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-18
A Chile el resto de la región lo visitó un par de veces, en diferentes estaciones de la historia, como un curioso archipiélago del que brotaban cada tanto experimentos imprevisibles. Primero fue la famosa "vía democrática al socialismo", ensayada al…
globalizacion.ca/el-otro-chile/

Russia Delivered Third Batch Of Weapons To Central African Republic
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-18
Illustrative image. Click to see full-size | Russia has supplied the Central African Republic (CAR) with a third batch of small arms, including 5,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles, Russian Ambassador to Bangui Vladimir Titorenko told Russian state media."Russia supplied the CAR on a gratuitous basis with a third batch of weapons. These are small arms and light weapons (small arms) — machine guns, light machine guns, sniper rifles, pistols, RPGs, hand grenade…
southfront.org/russia-delivered-third-batch-of-weapons-to-central-african-republic/

Military Situation In Syria On May 18, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-18
Click to see full-size image | On May 18, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 37 times: 16 — in Idlib province, 15 — in Latakia province, 2 — in Hama province, 4 — in Aleppo province | On May 18, local protesters in the Shaddadi area blocked the Hasakah-Deir Ezzor road in opposition to the Autonomous Administration's decision to raise fuel prices. | On May 17, an ex-rebel member was killed by unknown gunmen in the town of Tasil | On…
southfront.org/military-situation-in-syria-on-may-18-2021-map-update/

Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On May 18, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-18
Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Novoluganskoe shelled DPR positions in Dolomitnoe with 120-mm artillery and grenade launchers | 2. UAF in Pesky shelled DPR positions in Veseloe with 120-mm artillery and grenade launchers | 3. UAF in Pesky shelled DPR positions in Donetsk city with 120-mm artillery, killing 1 DPR soldier | 4. DPR in Dolomitnoe shelled UAF positions in Novoluganskoe with 120-mm and 82-mm artillery | 5. DPR in Donetsk city shelled UAF positions in Pesky with 120-mm artill…
southfront.org/military-situation-in-donetsk-peoples-republic-on-may-18-2021-map-update/

Military Situation In Syria On May 18, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-18
Click to see full-size image | On May 18, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 37 times: 16 — in Idlib province, 15 — in Latakia province, 2 — in Hama province, 4 — in Aleppo province | On May 18, local protesters in the Shaddadi area blocked the Hasakah-Deir Ezzor road in opposition to the Autonomous Administration's decision to raise fuel prices. | On May 17, an ex-rebel member was killed by unknown gunmen in the town of Tasil | On…
southfront.org/military-situation-in-syria-on-may-18-2021-map-update/

Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — May 18, 2021
Anonymous765 | southfront.org | 2021-05-18
This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier ai…
southfront.org/locations-of-us-carrier-strike-groups-may-18-2021/

U.S. Army's PRSM Moves Towards Breaching Defunct INF Treaty's Limits
Anonymous765 | southfront.org | 2021-05-18
| | To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video | | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | Monero (XMR): 49…
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CCSF President Shanel Williams Pushing For $35K A Month For Chancellor
Stop Ripping Off The College | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
The Board President of San Francisco City College Shanel Williams after pushing for concession bargaining with the faculty that ended up in massive concessions now wants to give the Chancellor and union buster Rajen Vurdien for his good work.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/15/18842518.php

California Reparations Task Force to Study Reparations
From Governor Newsom Office | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Appointments to First-in-the-Nation Task Force to Study Reparations for African Americans…
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The Perpetrator-Victim Reversal
Liane Kilinc | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
The West refuses to give the Red Army credit for Germany's liberation from fascism – instead, it diligently stokes the Cold War with Russia. | France and West Germany were liberated by the landing of the Western Allies in Normandy – but all of Eastern Europe must have apparently shaken off the yoke of Nazism all by itself. At any rate, one can get this impression.
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Wednesday 5/26: Reimagining Public Safety: Alternatives to Police for Nonviolent Crisis Calls
Regeneración Advocacy Committee | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
Free Online Event. Register Here: http: //bit.ly/CAHOOTS_watsonville…
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Black Lives Matter Movement
Luis Mucino | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
An Op-ed on the Black Lives Matter movement.
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Stay Away Ordinance Casts Long Shadow
Steve Pleich | indybay.org | 2021-05-18
Activists Fear Increased Use of Stay Away Power…
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#LatinoRebels10: From 2019, When Immigration Enforcement Goes Too Far… Again
Latino Rebels | latinorebels.com | 2021-05-18
Or how much of a rogue agency ICE can be.
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U.S. to lead 27-nation NATO naval exercise near Crimea
Rick Rozoff | antibellum679354512.wordpress.com | 2021-05-18
U.S. to lead 27-nation NATO naval exercise near CrimeaRick Rozoff The final planning conference for this year's Sea Breeze naval exercise occurred in Odessa, 188 miles from the Crimean port city of Sevastopol* where the Russian Black Sea Fleet is based. Sea Breeze 2021 will be the twenty-first iteration of the U.S. Sixth Fleet-organized event, …
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Eds. (2021-05-17). U.S. defeat in Afghanistan—A contrast with the Soviet experience. mronline.org As'ad AbuKhalil says Western media never regarded the U.S. involvement for what it really was. | May 17, 2021 | Newswire…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-17). Military Situation In Afghanistan On May 17, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 16, clashes between Taliban and the government forces were reported in the Muqr area | On May 16, the Taliban overrun the Afghan Army's Sardar Safa post south of Dowlat Shah | On May 16, an IED blast was reported south of Jalalabad in Bara Kala area. 3 civilian were killed | On May 16, 3 Afghan Army soldiers were wounded in an attack on Hayatullah Hayat, the Interior Ministery's guards in Herat | Taliban violated the ceasefire in 21 province, 21 civilians wer…

_____ (2021-05-16). Support Jailed Whistleblower Daniel Hale. popularresistance.org Hale is a veteran of the US Air Force. During his military service from 2009 to 2013, he participated in the US drone program, working with both the National Security Agency and the Joint Special Operations Task Force at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. After leaving the Air Force, Hale became an outspoken opponent of the US targeted killings program, US foreign policy more generally, and a supporter of whistleblowers. He publicly spoke out at conferences, forums, and public panels. He was featured prominently in the award-winning documentary National Bird, a film about whistleblowers in the US drone program w…

Editors (2021-05-16). CovertAction Information Bulletin (1988-2). covertactionmagazine.com CAIB-30 (1988: 2) From the Archives: Special Back Issue on Israel the Middle East: Israeli State Terror, Arms sales, Occupation, Chemical & nuclear warfare, Israel in Africa & Central America, Disinformation & Libya, CIA's William Buckley, Afghan contra lobby…

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Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-16). Understanding Israel's Latest Attack on Gaza — And Who Benefits. juancole.com ( Foreign Policy in Focus) — "Both sides need to de-escalate." "No one benefits from this. " You'll hear a lot of statements like that from pundits, elected officials, government spokespeople, and mainstream media anytime there's violence in Israel-Palestine. In the last few days, Israeli war planes, armed drones, and artillery mounted on tanks have …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-16). "Much Worse than Apartheid": Israel's Discourse on Palestine is Crumbling. juancole.com On April 27, one of the world's largest and most credible rights groups, Human Rights Watch (HRW), concluded, in a comprehensive 213-pages report, that Israel is an apartheid state. "Across these areas and in most aspects of life, Israeli authorities methodically privilege Jewish Israelis and discriminate against Palestinians. Laws, policies, and statements by leading Israeli …

Peter Maiden (2021-05-16). Protest in Solidarity with Palestine in Fresno. indybay.org 73rd year of the Nakba marked by Palestinians in Fresno May 15. Hundreds turned out.

Anonymous103 (2021-05-16). Hezbollah: The Liberation Of Palestine Entered Its Last Stage. southfront.org Illustrative image | Interview of Sayed Hashem Safi al-Din, Head of the Executive Office of Hezbollah, on May 11, 2021. Originally published on

Islamic Society of Monterey County (2021-05-16). Sunday 5/16: Monterey: Stand in Solidarity with Palestine. indybay.org Window on the Bay, 717 Del Monte Ave., Monterey, CA…

Networker (2021-05-16). Tomorrow morning! (Saturday, 5/15): Two online events about Palestine! indybay.org Here are 2 online events about Palestine taking place tomorrow morning, Saturday, May 15. These events are hosted in Canada and the UK, however, the listed times are for our "Pacific time zone". Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-05-16). Rep. Rashida Tlaib Speaks Truth to Power on Palestine. indybay.org On the floor of the US Congress on 5/13/21, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan stated in her moving 10 minute speech below, that "If there's one thing Detroit instilled in this Palestinian girl from Southwest, it's you always speak truth to power, even if your voice shakes. The freedom of Palestinians is connected to the fight against oppression all over the world." We will be there for her and Palestine on 5/15/21 at 16th & Valencia, SF in opposition to the 75% of US Congress who, as Tlaib stated: "signed a letter pledging that Israel shall never be made to comply with basic human rights laws that other countries th…

Allan Fisher (2021-05-16). Sunday 5/16: Protest Israel's USA funded human rights abuses of Palestinians. indybay.org Corner of Ocean and Water Streets, Santa Cruz. Sponsored by Palestine Justice Coalition.

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-05-16). 5/15/21 From SF to DC for Palestine: Thousands on the March. indybay.org Perhaps 2,000 marched in San Francisco for Palestine with dozens of Palestinian flags on Mission Street from 16th to 24th Street and beyond and among other places, right under the noses of Congress and the White House, Washington DC had thousands of supporters of Palestine on the March on 5/15/21. See the livestream of DC at www.pscp.tv/w/1eaJbnAMYlZJX

Staff (2021-05-16). How El Nacional Building was Found After Executive Embargo — Meanwhile Al Jazeera and AP Offices in Gaza Bombed to the Ground. orinocotribune.com Diosdado Cabello, Venezuelan National Assembly deputy, posted two images on his Twitter account, showing the completely empty building of the newspaper El Nacional, in Caracas, "without workers or equipment," and there were even some offices given on rent to other companies. | This came just a few hours after the notice by poster delivered to the owners of the newspaper this Friday afternoon, informing of the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) to proceed with an executive embargo of the main headquarters of the national daily, resulting from a defamation trial initiated by Cabello against the news out…

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-05-16). The Israel Narrative is Crumbling Because of Phone Cameras and the Internet. orinocotribune.com By Caitlin Johnstone — May 11, 2021 | "Twenty-four people, including nine children, were killed in Gaza overnight, most of them in Israeli strikes," reads a Nine children, killed with Remember kids,

Yanis Iqbal (2021-05-16). Egypt's "Hunger Pandemic" Exposes Neoliberal Roots of Food Insecurity Crisis. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — Apr 16, 2021 | Egypt is one among the five countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region most affected by hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. Widespread hunger in Egypt follows an international pattern. The World Food Program (WFP), the branch of the United Nations responsible for delivering food assistance, expects to need to serve 138 million people in 2021 — the most ever in its 60-year history. | The inability of the majority of countries in the world to effectively counteract hunger is a result of decades of neoliberal policies. These policies have either instituted…

Sumedha Pal (2021-05-16). Inside India's Vaccine Divide. counterpunch.org India, the pharmacy of the world is currently facing a devastating second wave of the COVID pandemic. With a surge in infections crossing the 400,000 mark on a daily basis, the population of over a billion people were pinning its hopes on the ongoing vaccination drive. This, as the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, is staring

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Preventive screening during COVID-19 pandemic leads to early diagnosis of treatable breast cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers have been concerned about a growing number of patients delaying or skipping preventive screenings because they have been hesitant to see their health care provider. Experts have stressed that it's not only safe to come in for preventive screenings, but also it's important to avoid future health problems …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Cold vs. allergies during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to the common cold, allergies and COVID-19, overlapping symptoms can be confusing. In this Q&A, Dr. Arveen Bhasin, a Mayo Clinic allergist and immunologist, provides some clarity by comparing and contrasting the signs and symptoms of these conditions: What are allergy symptoms?Allergy symptoms can affect the nose, sinuses and lungs. These symptoms …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Talking to your children about vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12-15 years. So parents and caregivers may be getting even more questions from children about whether vaccines are safe and how vaccines can help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Information in this article was contributed by Jennifer …

Speak Out Now (2021-05-16). Saturday 6/5: The Tokyo Summer Olympics: Capitalist Mega-Games in a Pandemic. indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

James L. Gelvin (2021-05-16). As the Palestinian minority takes to the streets, Israel is having its own Black Lives Matter moment. juancole.com ( The Conversation) — The images and reports coming from Israel, Jerusalem and Gaza in recent days are shocking. They are also surprising to those who thought the 2020 Abraham Accords and subsequent agreements to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan would place the conflict between Israelis and …

Juan Cole (2021-05-16). "Making the enemy blind": Did Israeli AF destroy Highrise housing AP and Al-Jazeera to Hide War Crimes? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Associated Press is flatly denying the Israeli military's cover story for why it bombarded the al-Jala tower in Gaza, which housed media offices of AP and al-Jazeera, and where dozens of journalists were based. Israel maintains that there was a Hamas intelligence unit in the building that was targeting …

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-16). Israel kills Gaza families in their homes on Nakba Day. electronicintifada.net Media tower bombed to "disrupt coverage of the human suffering in Gaza."

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-16). Palestinians in Israel now face far-right mob violence backed by the state. dissidentvoice.org With Jerusalem ablaze and Gaza on the brink of another major Israeli onslaught, it has been easy to overlook the rapidly escalating ethnic violence inside Israel, where one in five of the population is Palestinian. These 1.8 million Palestinians — Israeli citizens in little more than name — have spent the past week venting their …

Peninsula Peace, Justice Center (2021-05-16). Monday 5/17: Gaza: Palestinians Under Siege Webinar w/ Joel Beinin, Middle East Scholar Stanford. indybay.org Online event via Zoom…

Ari Paul (2021-05-16). Jobs Report Coverage Lacked Context, Worker Perspective. commondreams.org The New York Post reported that restaurants are desperate to hire workers—but not so desperate enough to offer higher wages, apparently. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/ny-post-employee-featured.png

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-16). Sudan may see renewed protests after the killing of two youth by soldiers. peoplesdispatch.org Two were killed and 37 others were wounded on May 11 when soldiers opened fire at a demonstration outside the army HQ, demanding justice for the protesters slain in the massacre on June 3, 2019…

Toward increasing Networking (2021-05-16). Online events w/ Bill McKibben, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Peter Linebaugh, Chomsky & others. indybay.org Here are some 27 online events taking place over the next 10 days (and starting tomorrow, May 16), featuring people such as Bill McKibben, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Peter Linebaugh, Cynthia Kaufman, Noam Chomsky, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, Australia, and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-05-16). Six Months Before Regional Elections in Venezuela — What Polls Show. orinocotribune.com Caracas, May 15 (OrinocoTribune.com) — Almost six months before the mega regional elections in Venezuela scheduled for November, in which governors, mayors and city council members will be elected, a poll carried out by the firm Hinterlaces is showing positive trends in favor of the ruling PSUV and Chavismo, despite a high percentage of the electorate identifying themselves as politically non-aligned or non-affiliated to any party. | The regional elections are scheduled for Sunday, November 21, as announced last Thursday by the newly elected National Electoral Council (CNE) authorities. This new CNE board ha…

TheCOVIDBlog (2021-05-16). Seychelles: World's Most Vaccinated Country See Surges in COVID-19 Cases, as USA Changes Rules for Testing Vaccinated People. globalresearch.ca The vaccine agenda …

Newsclick (2021-05-16). COVID-19 vaccine: Who holds intellectual property rights? peoplesdispatch.org Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talk about the recent debates on the intellectual property rights on vaccines and the possibilities of mass immunization…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic to offer more walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic held a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Rochester on Wednesday, May 5. At this clinic, one patient shared why he came in to get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Watch: Patient discusses why he chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. youtu.be/ORLLLOOJ7eg Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites and b-roll of the Mayo Clinic walk-in COVID-19 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My uncle was diagnosed with COVID-19, and his doctors mentioned the possibility of putting him on ECMO. What does this mean? ANSWER: A COVID-19 infection can lead to mild symptoms for many people, but for others, it can cause life-threatening lung failure. In cases like your uncle's, traditional life support measures, such as a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Fatigue, perceived cognitive impairment and mood disorders associated with post-COVID-19 syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ?– Patients diagnosed with post-COVID-19 syndrome, also known as "PCS," "COVID-19 long-haul syndrome" and "Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS COV-2," experience symptoms such as mood disorders, fatigue and perceived cognitive impairment that can negatively affect returning to work and resuming normal activities, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic again receives top honors for high-quality patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Eleven? hospitals across?Mayo Clinic?received star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Overall Hospital Quality. Six of the 11 hospitals earned five stars — the best score possible. The national average is 3 of 5 stars. The star rating provides patients with information about multiple dimensions of quality …

Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal (2021-05-16). Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide. Complete 2013 Judgment of the Kuala Lumpur Tribunal. globalresearch.ca The Tribunal deplores the failure of international institutions to punish the State of Israel for its crimes and its total lack of respect of International Law and the institutions of the United Nations.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-16). Defying ban on 'unauthorized protests,' Algerians take to the streets in large numbers. peoplesdispatch.org The Hirak protests continued on Friday despite a recent ban on unauthorized protests. Those on the streets were met with massive police deployment and large-scale detentions…

Rod Driver (2021-05-16). How the Rich Hide Their Wealth: Tax Havens and Capital Flight. globalresearch.ca "I believe that …

Michael F. Brown (2021-05-16). Democratic leadership stands with Israel. electronicintifada.net QAnon Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene attacks "JihadSquad."

Diane Ravitch (2021-05-16). Jan Resseger: Will the Biden Administration Revive the Failed Policies of NCLB and Obama? commondreams.org It looks like Biden is winding the clock backward on education. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/catherine_lhamon-miguel_cardona-carmel_martin.jpg

Alessandro Pagani (2021-05-16). øNakba? Ahora basta: Queremos Marwun Barghuti. globalizacion.ca En la Palestina israelizada, después de que la ONU, en 1948, sancionara una división injusta del territorio entre presencia histórica y presencia entrante, estaba la Nakba, la "catástrofe". Sólo el primer paso hacia la erradicación casi total de los palestinos,…

Thalif Deen (2021-05-16). Estados Unidos protege a Israel con veto tras veto en el Consejo Seguridad. globalizacion.ca El Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas (CSNU), su órgano político más poderoso, ha permanecido en gran medida silencioso o ineficaz en la resolución del conflicto armado de más larga data en Medio Oriente, que involucra a israelíes y…

Mouris Salloum George (2021-05-16). México — Un delito electoral se paga con cárcel. globalizacion.ca El uso de los programas sociales con fines electorales es ya un delito grave y se paga con cárcel, pero resulta que estos programas y de hecho se están utilizando para comprar votos a través de tarjetas, despensas, regalos de…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Consumer Health: Stroke awareness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability for adults. More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Consumer Health: Treating polycystic ovary syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Complications can include infertility, gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, miscarriage or premature birth, and endometrial cancer. Signs and symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome vary. A diagnosis is made when women experience at least two of these signs: Irregular periods.Elevated levels of male …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic playing key role in helping injured Minnesotans safely return to work. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — An effort supported by Mayo Clinic to help more injured Minnesotans be able to return to work has received a major boost. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the state of Minnesota $19.5 million to expand an innovative program that seeks to help workers suffering from injury or illness stay in the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for patent foramen ovale. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 36 and do not have any significant medical concerns, but due to a family member's heart health issues, it was recommended I have a cardiac evaluation. After undergoing an echocardiogram, I was surprised to be told that I have a patent foramen ovale. The cardiologist said I don't need to be treated …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org 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. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente announce strategic investment in Medically Home to expand access to serious or complex care at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn., and OAKLAND, Calif. ? Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente are partnering in an unprecedented collaboration to allow more patients to receive acute level of care and recovery services in the comfort, convenience and safety of their homes. Beginning with significant strategic investments in Medically Home Group, a Boston-based, technology-enabled services company, Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Consumer Health: Staying active and exercising with osteoporosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease, which affects approximately 10 million Americans, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Infographic: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET). newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.?More health tip infographics: ?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Know the warning signs of stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted, depriving the brain of oxygen. It's important to recognize the warning signs of stroke, because prompt treatment can minimize brain damage. Every moment is crucial. "Strokes commonly occur in …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Consumer Health: Endometriosis, ovarian cancer and infertility — what are the connections? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been diagnosed with endometriosis, you may have questions about whether that raises your risk for other conditions, including ovarian cancer and infertility. With endometriosis, tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Signs of depression in teens and how to help. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. Although depression can occur at any time in life, symptoms may differ between teens and adults. Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Consumer Health: Bladder cancer awareness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers. Nearly 84,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2021, according to the American Cancer Society. Bladder cancer occurs in men more frequently than in women, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Why lung cancer screening is important, especially for minorities. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. By the time lung cancer symptoms develop, the disease is usually too far advanced to cure. Studies show that lung cancer screening reduces the risk of dying from the disease. Screening is usually reserved for …

Cat Wilmott (2021-05-16). Stephanie Bice Dismisses Q-Anon. indybay.org This is a response to a Politico article about incoming GOP member Stephanie Bice. It addresses her denial of Q-Anon.

Keith McHenry (2021-05-16). A Victory for Chaos and Cruelty – The Logic of Internment Advanced Against the Unhoused. indybay.org We can only hope that the celluloid avatars at the Santa Cruz City Council are clueless, otherwise their "Camping Services and Standards Ordinance" is just naked sadism.

Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs (2021-05-16). Sunday 5/23: SOUPSTOCK 2021 – The 41st Anniversary of the founding of Food Not Bombs. indybay.org Laurel and Front Streets, Santa Cruz…

From Governor Newsom Office (2021-05-16). California Reparations Task Force to Study Reparations. indybay.org California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Appointments to First-in-the-Nation Task Force to Study Reparations for African Americans…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-05-16). Thursday 6/17: David & Margaret Talbot: By the Light of Burning Dreams. indybay.org Online webinar…

Dan Bacher (2021-05-16). Catastrophic juvenile fish kill unfolds on Klamath River. indybay.org "Right now, the Klamath River is full of dead and dying fish on the Yurok Reservation," said Frankie Myers, the Yurok Tribe's Vice Chairman. "This disease will kill most of the baby salmon in the Klamath, which will impact fish runs for many years to come. For salmon people, a juvenile fish kill is an absolute worst-case scenario."

Stop Ripping Off The College (2021-05-16). CCSF President Shanel Williams Pushing For $35K A Month For Chancellor. indybay.org The Board President of San Francisco City College Shanel Williams after pushing for concession bargaining with the faculty that ended up in massive concessions now wants to give the Chancellor and union buster Rajen Vurdien for his good work.

David Bollier (2021-05-16). Why Karl Polanyi Still Matters. indybay.org In The Great Transformation, Karl Polanyi explains why the economy must be embedded in society and society must not be embedded in the economy. He describes land, labor and money as "fictitious commodities" since they cannot be multiplied and created on the market.

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-05-16). Monday 6/21: Andrew Bacevich & Philip Maldari: America's Role in World Transformed. indybay.org Online webinar…

WSWS repost (2021-05-16). End of CDC masking guidelines aimed at "normalizing" death. indybay.org The CDC's guidance is a political, not a scientific decision. It is intended to signal that all remaining measures that impinge on business interests, from social distancing requirements to enhanced sanitary guidelines, are to be dropped.

Goldman Environmental Foundation (2021-05-16). Tuesday 6/15: Goldman Environmental Prize Virtual Ceremony. indybay.org

_____ (2021-05-15). Corporate Media Oppose Afghan Control Of Afghanistan. popularresistance.org When President Joe Biden announced the "withdrawal" of US troops from Afghanistan after almost 20 years of occupying the country in violation of international law, corporate media not only misled their audiences on what the US is actually planning to do in Afghanistan, but also somehow made it seem as if withdrawing from the longest overseas war in US history would be premature (FAIR.org, 9/11/19). | Establishment reporting over the future of Afghanistan after Biden's announcement also demonstrated the imperialist mindset of corporate journalists, who presented Afghans controlling their own country as an unaccept…

Ali Abunimah (2021-05-15). Blowing apart a monstrous Israeli lie. electronicintifada.net It's a dehumanizing libel that Palestinians sacrifice their kids to make Israel look bad.

Staff (2021-05-15). Battleground Baltimore: From Baltimore to Palestine. therealnews.com In this week's roundup of Baltimore news we talk about Baltimoreans responding to what's happening to Palestinians, renters' rights advocates organizing against a hedge fund, and a likely new trial for Keith Davis Jr.

Fight Back (2021-05-15). Lebanese protesters cross borders to occupied Palestine, face Israeli gunfire. fightbacknews.org According to a report from Lebanon's authoritative news outlet Al-Manar, a demonstration supporting the resistance in Palestine crossed the border between Lebanon and the territory under Israeli occupation on May 13. | "A number of Lebanese protesters demonstrated spontaneously near the barbed-wire fence off the Israeli settlement of Al-Metula, storming the border an crossing shortly into the occupied Palestinian territories," reports Al-Manar, which had a reporter on the scene. | "The protesters held Lebanon's, Hezbollah's and Palestine's flags and chanted slogans in support of Gaza against the Israeli agg…

Fra Hughes (2021-05-15). Sheikh Jarrah, Al Quds and the Right of Resistance. orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes, Belfast — May 13, 2021 | Al Quds the red line | Al Quds or Jerusalem, is the red line for the Palestinian people, the diaspora, and the Arab collective. | It is the capital of Palestine and home to the third holiest shrine in Islam, the Al Aqsa Mosque. | Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad was transported from the Great Mosque in Mecca to Al Aqsa during the Night Journey. Islamic tradition holds that Muhammad led prayers towards this site for 16-17 months after his migration to Mecca. | So how did we get to this current impasse? | Jerusalem is in flames, Gaza is being bombed back to the ston…

Richard Becker (2021-05-15). 73 years after 'al-Nakba' in Palestine. liberationnews.org May 14 marks the 60th anniversary of what is billed in the U.S. and Israeli mainstream media as Israel's "independence," and what the Palestinian and Arab peoples as a whole know as al-Nakba—the Catastrophe.

_____ (2021-05-15). Israel's Pogroms In Jerusalem Could Spark The Destruction Of al-Aqsa. popularresistance.org As the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close, it is becoming clear that the violence against Palestinians in Jerusalem has been ramped up in a coordinated effort by the Israeli government, the Jerusalem municipality, the Israeli police, and violent Zionist gangs. | These latest events must be seen in the larger context of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in general, and of Jerusalem in particular. They should also be seen in the context of internal Israeli politics. Jerusalem is burning and Israeli politicians go on about their business of mud-slinging as if this was not their problem and not a single one think…

_____ (2021-05-15). Zionism's Endgame Has Begun. popularresistance.org Last week the Guardian newspaper in London expressed shame over one of its worst errors of judgment: that in 1917 it supported and facilitated the Balfour Declaration, the imperial document that awarded Jews the "right" to make a homeland in Palestine. This counter-declaration was met with rage by Israel supporters. | And well it should, for it represents another blow to the legitimacy of Zionism in the west. All around us today we hear these blows falling on the central creed of Israel: the supposed right of a Jewish collective to national self-determination in a land populated by others. | I'll remind you of so…

Palestine Action Network (2021-05-15). Saturday 5/15: San Francisco Protest for Palestine. indybay.org 16th and Valencia BART Station…

repost (2021-05-15). Saturday 5/15: Nakba 73 — We Will Return to Palestine. indybay.org 24th and Mission, 24th St BART and Valencia and Liberty between 20th and 21st Streets, San Francisco…

Ajamu Baraka (2021-05-15). From Palestine to Colombia: The end of the White world colonial/capitalist project? mronline.org Despite the quickening decline of the "West," the U.S. and its junior partners in imperialism are determined to hold humanity hostage to terminal capitalist greed and violence. | May 15, 2021 | Newswire…

Editorial Team (2021-05-15). Thousands march for Palestine. challenge-magazine.org Ben Ughetti, is a member of the YCL's East of England branch | Today (15 May 2021) across Britain, hundreds of thousands of people gathered to protest the oppressive Israeli regime and their constant bombardment of Palestinian people in cities across Britain including London, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Aberdeen. | Thousands of people made themselves present to voice their opposition to the fascistic regime of Benjamin Netanyahu. These protests have been a result of recent aggressions by the Israeli Defence Force which, at the time of writing, have resulted in death or 65 i…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-15). We choose human rights instead: Roger Waters on Israel's crimes and Palestine's resistance. peoplesdispatch.org Roger Waters and Vijay Prashad talk about the Israel's apartheid policy, the primal disdain on display in the occupied territories and Palestinians' defiant resistance…

J.B. Gerald (2021-05-15). Indigenous Fisheries vs. Mob Rule. dissidentvoice.org On September 17, 2020, the Sipekne'katik First Nation of Nova Scotia opened its independent fishery, affirming the Band's rights under Canada's Supreme Court ruling of 1999 (the Marshall Decision), which allowed the Band to fish for a moderate living under its own regulations. On the 17th and in following days from 80 to 200 fishing …

_____ (2021-05-15). American And Palestinian Unionists Build International Solidarity. popularresistance.org Abdel-Al‚Äâ—‚Äâwho lives in occupied East Jerusalem‚Äâ—‚Äâis visiting Chicago this week at the invitation of the United Electrical Workers (UE), the U.S. Palestinian Community Network, and Jewish Voice for Peace to enlist the support of the U.S. labor movement in the Palestinian liberation struggle. He addressed standing-room-only audiences of rank-and-file unionists at last weekend's Labor Notes conference and again on Tuesday night at the local UE Hall. | A machine repair technician by trade, Abdel-Al has been a union activist for t…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-15). Elbowed and Hustled: Australia's Yellow Peril Problem. dissidentvoice.org With the babble about Cold War paranoia becoming a routine matter in Canberra, the treacherous ground for war with China is being bedded down and readied. The Yellow Peril image never truly dissipated from Australia's politics. It was crucial in framing the first act of the newly born Commonwealth in 1901: the Immigration Restriction Act. …

Madison Geramoni (2021-05-15). No, Biden's Not Banning Burgers – But Meat is a Real Climate Problem. indybay.org This article goes into detail about the misconceptions created by right winged politicians in regards to Biden's expectation to meet the Green New Deal.

Ralph Nader (2021-05-15). NPR at 50: Straying from Its Civic Mission? dissidentvoice.org This month is the 50th anniversary of National Public Radio (NPR). Knowing about my work back then with other advocates, to persuade Congress to pass legislation creating NPR and PBS, (which was opposed by most of the commercial radio/TV industry), a friend asked what I think of NPR now. A few observations, drawn from listening …

Ralph Nader (2021-05-15). NPR at 50 — Straying from Its Civic Mission? commondreams.org Nader: "It's just not productive to give NPR a pass simply by comparing it to the rancid competition spoiling our public airwaves for free." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/npr-headquarters.jpg

_____ (2021-05-15). Colombians Continue To Resist As National Strike Completes 15 Days. popularresistance.org Since April 28, hundreds of thousands of Colombians have been organizing and mobilizing across the country as a part of the national strike against the far-right government of President Ivan Duque and his neoliberal policies. The national strike was called for by the trade unions, social organizations and left-wing political parties against the Sustainable Solidarity Bill, a tax reform bill presented by the national government that sought to finance the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic from the pockets of the working class. | After five days of massive protests, Duque announced the withdrawal…

Staff (2021-05-15). COVID Has Catalyzed a Wave of Tenant Organizing That Was Long Overdue. truthout.org Fifty billion dollars. That's the amount of past-due rent accumulated during the first year of the pandemic, according to

Tim Hinchliffe (2021-05-15). A Timeline of "The Great Reset" Agenda. globalresearch.ca Say it's 2014 …

Adam R Houston, Srinivas Murthy (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Canada is no global health leader on COVID-19 vaccine equity. thelancet.com In the 2018 Lancet Series on Canada's global leadership on health, the authors reported on measures such as the Feminist International Assistance Policy and concluded that "the world, more than ever, needs Canada's leadership on health".1 Unfortunately, Canadian leadership on vaccine equity was an early casualty of COVID-19. A year into the pandemic, Canada's international image is that of a country who secured over ten doses of scarce vaccine per capita.2…

Mary Owen, Michael Westerhaus, Amy Finnegan, Laalitha Surapaneni, Winona LaDuke (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Working upstream. thelancet.com Health-care workers often conceptualise addressing the social and structural determinants of health as working upstream.1 In response to the racial disparities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Movement for Black Lives, health systems are acknowledging systemic racism, promoting implicit bias training, and screening for the social determinants of health. Although welcome, these changes will not achieve the social transformation necessary to eliminate health inequities. We must move even further upstream.

Sarah Anderson (2021-05-15). How corporations pumped up CEO pay while their low-wage workers suffered in the pandemic. nationofchange.org More than half of the country's 100 largest low-wage employers rigged pay rules in 2020 to give CEOs 29 percent average raises while their frontline employees made 2 percent less.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Report documents Ontario government's ruinous role in pandemic's ravaging of long-term care homes. wsws.org A year on, close to 4,000 residents of Ontario long-term care homes have died from the virus, as well as 11 staff members.

Noureen Farnawany (2021-05-15). What I'm Learning from Globalization and Why I Believe in a World Without Borders. commondreams.org A borderless world is what can lie in the aftermath of a global pandemic. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/borderless-world.jpg

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-05-15). Chavismo Gets Ready to Roll for November elections. orinocotribune.com With the guideline of creating a methodology for a simple, practical and fast electoral strategy, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is working from the get go on choosing its candidates for the upcoming regional and local elections, announced by the CNE to be held on November 21. | The first vice president of PSUV, Diosdado Cabello, addressed the issue during a videoconference held with the secretaries of the party. Cabello, likewise, highlighted the importance of avoiding any type of mistake in the selection of candidates. | Asserting that those responsible for the secretariats are like the eyes of…

Ben Norton (2021-05-15). Cómo EEUU cultivó a grupos indígenas y ambientalistas en Ecuador para derrotar el correísmo. thegrayzone.com Cuando el socialista Rafael Correa se convirtió en el presidente de Ecuador, frentes de la CIA inyectaron dinero a grupos indígenas y ambientalistas, mientras que la embajada de los Estados Unidos cultivaba a líderes oportunistas para socavar su base electoral. Estas fuerzas ayudaron a asegurar la victoria del banquero derechista Guillermo Lasso en 2021. Por Benjamin Norton Traducido por Diego Sequera (You can read this article in English here.) El pueblo de Ecuador quedó impactado por la sorpresa en las …

Antonio García (2021-05-15). Polvo llena de sangre en las calles de Gaza. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

_____ (2021-05-15). Israel Is Killing Women And Children In Gaza. popularresistance.org Women and children account for nearly half of the more than 120 Palestinians killed in Gaza since Monday, according to Al-Mezan, a human rights group in the territory. | This contradicts Israel's claims that it is targeting Hamas infrastructure and making great efforts to avoid harming civilians. | The death toll will likely climb higher as bodies are recovered from the rubble of the buildings that were "destroyed over their residents' heads," the rights group stated on Friday. Al-Mezan and the London-based Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights said on Friday that like it did in 2014, Israel was targeting family h…

Juan Cole (2021-05-15). Gaza and Israel's Kidnapper's Dilemma: Keeping a Million Children Brutalized in its dark Basement. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — A war is when two antagonists fight one another all-out, until in fairly short order one wins and the other loses. On December 11, 1941, Mussolini declared war on the United States. Then later on the US invaded Italy from Tunisia under Gen. Patton. On July 25, 1943, Mussolini lost …

Tamara Nassar (2021-05-15). Israel kills Palestinians in West Bank as it bombs Gaza. electronicintifada.net Child fatally shot and PA officer killed by "mistake."

_____ (2021-05-15). Israel Doesn't Have A 'Right To Exist'. popularresistance.org In 1991, Israeli and Palestinian representatives gathered in Madrid, Spain to restart a "peace process" they hoped, at least ostensibly, would lay the groundwork for a future "two-state solution." Three decades later, as Israeli bombs rain down on Gaza, the creation of an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza seems further from realization than ever. | The idea of a two-state solution never made much sense. The West Bank and Gaza are geographically disconnected, and the Gaza Strip takes up all of 140.9 square miles. Under the terms of a future two-state deal, the residents of this tiny strip of…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-15). Hidden Causes And Apparent Results Of Gaza Crisis. southfront.org Illustrative imageDEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54s BITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7trmw070e3mydgq63zq348v | OR CONTACT US : info@southfront.org | The whole world keenly follows the "sudden "conflict between Israelis and Arabs. The shell…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Hamas Suicide Drone, Mortars Targeted Israeli Kissufim Military Base Near Gaza (Videos, Photos). southfront.org The Shehab suicide drone. Illustrative image. | On May 15, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, attacked a base of the Israeli military near the settlement of Kissufim to the east of the Gaza Strip. | In a statement, the faction said that it had targeted a gathering of Israeli troops inside the base with a Shehab suicide drone and mortar rounds. | The Israeli military claimed that the drone was intercepted by the Iron Dome system. Yet, local sources confirmed that several mortar rounds landed near Ki…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Israeli Army Knocks Down Another Tower In Gaza After Deadly Rocket Attack On Tel Aviv (Videos, Photos). southfront.org On May 15, the Israeli military knocked down another tower in the Gaza Strip after a deadly rocket attack on…

WSWS (2021-05-15). Israel wages war on Gaza and its own cities. wsws.org According to the United Nations, Israeli air strikes have destroyed or severely damaged more than 200 homes and 24 schools in Gaza in the past five days, while damage to pipe networks and power cuts threaten the already limited access to fresh water and electricity.

John Gilmore (2021-05-15). The Heat: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. america.cgtn.com The Israeli military continued a major offensive Friday in Gaza while more rockets were fired into Israel by Hamas militants. There were also confrontations between Israeli troops and Palestinians spreading across parts of the West Bank Meanwhile, in Colombia, a wave of anti-government protests …

Common Dreams staff (2021-05-15). Israeli Bombs Destroy Gaza Media Center; AP, Al-Jazeera, Others Taken Out. commondreams.org Israel destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press, Al-Jazeera and other media outlets on Saturday, the latest step by Israel to silence reporting | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gaza-ap-al-jazeera-bombed-by-israel_0.jpg

WSWS (2021-05-15). Anger mounts in Turkey at Israel's onslaught against Gaza. wsws.org The Turkish government and other venal bourgeois regimes in the Middle East are all complicit in the Israeli government's assault on the Palestinians.

WSWS (2021-05-15). EU powers back Israeli war on Gaza, banning anti-war protests. wsws.org The EU is unambiguously supporting the one-sided Israeli onslaught against Gaza, banning demonstrations in Paris and Frankfurt against this ongoing massacre.

Staff (2021-05-15). Sputnik Light and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Vaccines to be Available Soon in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, May 11, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced that the Russian Sputnik Light vaccine and the Janssen vaccine, developed by the US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, will soon be available in Venezuela. | Both vaccines were developed as single dose injections which will speed up vaccination throughout the country. | This announcement was made during the launch of Vaccination Week 2021. President Maduro expressed that, in regard to the COVID-19 immunization of the Venezuelan population, his government aims to have "an acceleration of mass vaccination" in the month of May, which will co…

Enrique S López Loyo, Marino J González, José Esparza (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Venezuela is collapsing without COVID-19 vaccines. thelancet.com Once considered a rich oil-producing country, Venezuela is confronting a rapidly increasing COVID-19 epidemic that adds to a complex humanitarian crisis that has been affecting the country since 2016.1 The health-care system has collapsed and is incapable of responding to the ever-increasing number of patients who require hospitalisation. Health-care personnel, including doctors, nurses, and other first-line health staff, have been substantially affected by the epidemic, leading to the highest lethality reported in the Americas.

Hayden Harwood (2021-05-15). Wisconsin bill would cut funding to cities that defund the police. zcomm.org Wisconsin's legislature is largely dominated by Republican minded bodies, who blatantly disregard Black, Brown and Indigenous communities…

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-15). If I Fall in the Struggle, Take my Place. orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad — May 13, 2021 | Ugliness defines the mood of state violence from Cali (Colombia) to Durban (South Africa), each context different and the depth of the violence particular to the location. Images of security forces cracking down on people trying to express their political rights have become commonplace. It is impossible to keep track of the events, which move swiftly from public manifestations to courtroom scenes, from the dissipation of tear gas to the invisible frustration of the prison cell. Yet, underlying these events and amidst the range of feelings that shape them lies a sense of refu…

Eds. (2021-05-15). Soviet Jews "stand with Israel forever" mronline.org This is what happens when a whole group of people gets converted to ethno-nationalism, which has become a kind of secular religion for them—a belief system predicated on messianic ethnic cleansing and blood-and-soil thinking. Most of my old Soviet immigrant friends aren't religious, but Zionism fills in that gap for them. | May 15, 2021…

scorinoco (2021-05-15). NicaNotes: Nicaragua and Central American Migration. orinocotribune.com By Stephen Sefton — May 13, 2021 | The current migration crisis of people from Central America traveling across Mexico to reach the United States has received widespread international coverage. Some reports and articles rightly point to the origins of the crisis in destructive US foreign policy intervention over many decades in Central America. But even many of those articles fail to make clear the difference between the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras and their fellow SICA (Central American Integration System) neighbors. Most observers agree that insecurity, high crime rat…

The Conversation (2021-05-15). Why the Al-Aqsa Mosque has often been a site of conflict. juancole.com By Ken Chitwood | — The violence that spread from Jerusalem to cities across Israel and the Palestinian territories, leaving at least 60 dead so far, has both historical and contemporary roots. In recent weeks, tension has flared over the eviction of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, Israeli authorities blocking access to the …

Editor2 (2021-05-15). Biden Administration Affirms US Support for Corrupt Jordanian Monarchy Amidst Suppression of Alleged Coup Attempt. orinocotribune.com By Christian Sorensen — May 5, 2021 | Pattern of U.S. Support for Autocracy across the Middle East | In early April, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, the former crown prince of Jordan, was imprisoned under house arrest. | King Abdullah II, who is Hamzah's half-brother and the absolute ruler of Jordan, ordered Prince Hamzah to cease communications with the outside world. | Prince Hamzah said he would not keep quiet, tweeting, "I'm not going to obey when they say you can't go out, you can't tweet, you can't communicate with people." | The Jordanian deputy prime minister, Ayman Safadi, claimed that the prince was inv…

Editor2 (2021-05-15). Murray Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison. orinocotribune.com By Joe Lauria — May 11, 2021 | Craig Murray, the former British diplomat, has been sentenced to 8 months in prison for contempt of court during the 2020 trial of former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond. | Craig Murray, an ex-British ambassador and blogger, has been sentenced to eight months in prison after being found guilty in March of contempt of court during the 2020 trial of former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond. He was given three weeks to turn himself into police, pending his appeal. Judge Lady Dorrian issued the sentence, she said, despite Murray's health issues. | Murray faced up to two yea…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Mysterious Group Claimed Responsibility For Rocket Attack On Israeli-Occupied Golan. southfront.org Illustrative image. | A group calling itself the "Palestinian Liberation Brigades" has claimed responsibility for the The group's name first appeared on a number of Syria and Iraq social media news channels and pages, including the Sabereen News. The Telegram channel is known to be close to pro-Iranian factions in Iraq. | As for n…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Russian Forces Dispatched To Armenia's Border Following Breach By Azerbaijani Special Forces. southfront.org Screen grab from Sputnik Armenia video. | Armenia has requested military support from Russia following a border breach by Azerbaijan troops, Earlier this week, hundreds of Azerbaijan special forces personnel

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). In Video: Russian Pinpoint Strikes Destroyed ISIS Underground Command Post In Central Syria. southfront.org Illustrative image: Russian Su-25 attack aircraft take off from the Khmeimim airbase in Syria © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik | The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) had destroyed a large underground command post of ISIS in central Syria, According to the outlet, Su-24M and Su-34 warplanes of the VKS carried out a series of pinpoint airstrikes on…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Hamas To Cease Rocket Attacks On Tel Aviv For Two Hours. southfront.org Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, with the logo of the ongoing Operation al-Quds Sward. | In a sign of a near de-escalation, the Hamas Movement announced that it will cease rocket attacks on the Israeli capital until the midnight of March 15. | Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for Hamas' military wing the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, said that rocket attacks on Tel Aviv will be halted for two hours, from 10: 00 to 12: 00 pm local time."By order of Chief of Staff [of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades] Abu Kh…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-15). China Chased U.S. In Space. Tianwen-1 Successfully Landed On Mars. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Chinese Tianwen-1 vessel had successfully landed on the surface of Mars on May 15th, state news agency Xinhua reported. China became the second space-faring nation after the United States to land on the Red Planet. | The uncrewed spacecraft landed in an an icy vast plain known as Utopia Planitia, located about 1,200 miles away from landing site of U.S. Perseverance rover. A Chinese footprint was left on Mars for the first time. | The craft had left its parked orbit, three hours l…

Eds. (2021-05-15). Palestinian community in Lydda calls for international protection from Israeli state-sanctioned pogroms. mronline.org Following a night of racist attacks by far-right Israeli extremists, Palestinians living in Lydda (Lod) are calling for immediate international intervention to defend them before it is too late. | May 15, 2021…

Eds. (2021-05-15). One more "flashpoint" in the Los Angeles homelessness crisis. mronline.org On the morning of March 24, local activists and unhoused residents gathered at Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles to oppose city councilmember Mitch O'Farrell's looming eviction of the homeless people living around the lake. | May 15, 2021…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-15). Military Situation In Yemen On May 15, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 77 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On May 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 8 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Dhahrah area | On May 15, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued i…

Eds. (2021-05-15). 'Everywhere is war': paying tribute to Bob Marley. mronline.org Forty years after his death, Robert Nesta Marley retains a unique position as possibly the only Third World musical superstar, widely known by millions of people around the globe. | May 15, 2021 | Newswire…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ramping up COVID-19 vaccination rate in race against virus. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 cases are falling in the U.S. because 245 million doses of one of the available COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "But at the same time, there are still people who need more information about the safety and the value …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Mammograms and COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend of mine shared that she went for her annual mammogram last week. At the appointment, she was asked whether she had been vaccinated for COVID-19 and had experienced any changes in her breasts. I recently received my first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Although I feel fine, I'm wondering if there …

Samuel I Watson, Richard J Lilford (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out: time to randomise vaccine allocation? thelancet.com The global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out might be the largest public health exercise ever done. COVAX, the vaccines access pillar of the COVID-19 Tools Accelerator, supported by WHO, UNICEF, and others, expects to deliver two billion doses to 190 countries in 1 year. At present, 13 vaccines have received approval in various jurisdictions. The roll-out provides an opportunity, unparalleled in human history, to learn about vaccines.

Pierre Delanaye, Justine Huart, Antoine Bouquegneau, Franàßois Jouret (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Long-term effects of COVID-19 on kidney function. thelancet.com Chaolin Huang and colleagues1 have highlighted the putative renal consequences of COVID-19 at 6 months from discharge. A decreased estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was defined as less than 90 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2 and was observed in 35% of participants during follow-up. The term decreased eGFR is ambiguous. According to the mean age of the cohort, chronic kidney disease should be defined as an eGFR of less than 60 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2.2 The usual prevalence of eGFR less than 90 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2 in the Chinese general population of similar ages to those in Huang and colleagues' cohort range…

Lixue Huang, Xiaoying Gu, Yeming Wang, Chaolin Huang, Bin Cao (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Long-term effects of COVID-19 on kidney function — Authors' reply. thelancet.com In our study,1 we observed a considerable number of patients presenting with low estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) over time without acute kidney injury and an eGFR of 90 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2 or more during hospitalisation. Another study has shown that the use of creatinine to diagnose acute kidney injury might underestimate the patients with acute kidney injury at acute phase.2 We found that reduced eGFR at follow-up is possibly associated with kidney injury at acute phase, which was not recognised on the basis of serum creatinine values.

Irene Torres, Daniel Lopez-Cevallos, Osvaldo Artaza, Barbara Profeta, JaHyun Kang, Cristiani Vieira Machado (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Vaccine scarcity in LMICs is a failure of global solidarity and multilateral instruments. thelancet.com To address COVID-19 vaccine scarcity, Ivan Sisa and colleagues1 justify placebo-controlled trials in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), arguing that these countries have "less capacity to negotiate and purchase vaccines than do high-income countries" and that the global shortage can be overcome with more vaccine producers coming from such trials. We are concerned that this reasoning sets the wrong precedent because approving such a trial should show that evidence can only be reached with this design.

Kaya Genàß (2021-05-15). [World Report] COVID-19 in Turkey: a nation on edge. thelancet.com Turkey has the fifth most COVID-19 cases in the world and has now entered a nationwide lockdown. How did it get here? Kaya Genàß reports from Istanbul.

Ed Holt (2021-05-15). [World Report] Serbia begins paying citizens to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. thelancet.com The decision to pay €25 per person is raising ethical questions and concerns that the scheme could backfire. Ed Holt reports.

WSWS (2021-05-15). COVID-19 infections in Sweden surpass 1 million. wsws.org In a country of just 10 million people, officially recorded infections equate to more than 10 percent of the population, with the real figure undoubtedly much higher.

WSWS (2021-05-15). German state governments reopen as COVID-19 infections remain high. wsws.org With the rollback of restrictions for those who have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19, the coronavirus cabinet led by Health Minister Jens Spahn is endangering thousands of lives.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Two funerals in one week at Sterling Stamping Plant: Part 2. wsws.org The deaths last month of Terry Garr and Mark Bruce, one in an industrial accident and the other from COVID-19, resulted from the insatiable drive for corporate profits.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Johnson authorises neutered Covid-19 inquiry as Indian mutation surge takes first lives in Britain. wsws.org The many thousands of relatives seeking justice for the preventable deaths of their loved ones will be denied, as Britain's ruling elite again turns to its favourite means of escaping responsibility for social murder—the "independent" public inquiry.

Ricardo Vaz (2021-05-15). Venezuelan Oil Production Down as PDVSA Targets Major Investment. venezuelanalysis.com The state oil company is reportedly looking for "new business models" with bigger private sector involvement.

Editor2 (2021-05-15). INDEPAZ Confirms Murder of Another Social Leader in Colombia. orinocotribune.com Seven social leaders have been killed in Colombia since the beginning of the protests against President Iván Duque's government on April 28. | Colombia's Institute for Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ) reported on Wednesday, May 12, the murder of women's rights defender Cecilia Valderrama in the Chaparral municipality, Tolima Department. | The leader of the El Escobal Women's Association (ASMUES) was found dead with signs of violence in a pasture on Wednesday. | Her neighbors last saw her on Tuesday at 6: 00 pm local time, when she left her residence to go to a nearby road, to wait for a package from downtow…

Editor2 (2021-05-15). The Republics of 'Rumplandia' & the Security of the Unborn. orinocotribune.com By El Cayapo — May 11, 2021 | The global monopolistic process of the large transnationals pursues the goal of a single owner on the planet. This requires the elimination of nation-states and corporate taxation, the appropriation of the wealth administered by the states. We are talking about savings banks, trusts, contributions, health and housing insurance, subsidies, benefits, pensions and other demands, achieved by the working class during their struggles. They also seek to control directly the areas of natural resources, raw materials, energies and very cheap labor. | Let us look at the cases of Iraq, Lib…

Editor2 (2021-05-15). Forced Sterilizations Haunt Peruvian Candidate Keiko Fujimori. orinocotribune.com Peru's Association of Women Affected by Forced Sterilizations (AMPAEF) announced that this Tuesday they will hold a sit-in at the headquarters of the Palace of Justice, in the capital Lima, to continue demanding "truth, justice, and reparations" in their case. | A representation of women affected by a program that was implemented during the neoliberal government of Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) will participate in the protest, through which hundreds of thousands of women in situations of poverty and vulnerability were forced to deprive themselves of their rights, and their possibility of conceiving children. | Thi…

Staff (2021-05-15). Venezuela's Attorney General Unveils Corruption Plot at Lácteos Los Andes: Its President was Arrested. orinocotribune.com Earlier today the Attorney General of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab announced the dismantling of a corruption scheme at Lácteos Los Andes CA, a public enterprise in the dairy industry, carried out by the president of the company, Colonel Luis Augusto Piligra Jiménez. | During a press conference, Saab indicated that the Public Ministry (MP) together with the General Directorate of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM ) pursued an investigation following complaints about irregularities within the company. | The prosecutor announced the arrest of the president of Lácteos Los Andes, Colonel Luis Augusto Piligra Jiméne…

_____ (2021-05-15). Soaring Prices Push US Households To The Edge. popularresistance.org Surging prices for necessities like used cars, phones, and housing have caused the biggest jump in "core" consumer prices in nearly four decades, according to new figures released Wednesday by the US Department of Labor (DOL). | Rising prices for food, heating oil, gas, and other necessities are eating into workers' incomes both in the United States and internationally. | Workers are finding it increasingly impossible to make ends meet, even if they are employed full-time. The minimum wage in the United States remains at $7.25 per hour, and US President Joe Biden has reneged on his campaign promise to raise it.

_____ (2021-05-15). Italian Dockers Refuse To Load Arms Shipment To Israel. popularresistance.org This Friday the Asiatic Island arrived in the port of Livorno, Italy. Thanks to the report of the Autonomous Collective of Port Workers of Genoa and the WeaponWatch association, the port workers, organized in L'Unione Sindacale di Base, learned that the ship was filled with weapons and explosives bound for the Israeli dock of Ashdod. These weapons and explosives would be used to kill Palestinians, who have already been hit by a brutal Israeli military offensive that has murdered hundreds of victims, including many children. The union announced shortly after that it would not allow this or any other maritime shipm…

J. Michael Springmann (2021-05-15). Good News for Iran. And Maybe for the US? globalresearch.ca On the morning …

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-05-15). Venezuela: Regional & Municipal Elections Scheduled for November 21—Complete Electoral Calendar Announced. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's regional and municipal elections will take place on Sunday, November 21, 2021. This was announced to the country on Thursday, May 13, by the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Pedro Calzadilla, following the approval of the corresponding electoral calendar. | This calendar comprises, as usual, a set of dates: | ‚Ä¢ The special day for new voter registration and data update will be…

Amalgamated Transit Union (2021-05-15). Shutdown of Greyhound Canada Will Leave Canadians Stranded, More Than 400 Workers Without a Job. globalresearch.ca Thousands of Canadians …

Global Voices (2021-05-15). Israeli settlers' aggressive takeover of Palestinian homes in Jerusalem is part of a decades-long struggle. juancole.com Written byÿ£ŸäŸÖŸÜ ÿ≠ÿ≥ŸàŸÜÿ© Translated byYasmeen Omera ( GlobalVoices.org) — "If I don't steal your house, someone else will." This is how an Israeli settler called "Yakob" responded to the Jerusalemite journalist Muna ElKurd when she asked him to leave the garden of her home in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. shows Israeli settler trying to take …

_____ (2021-05-15). Land Exchange For Alaska Native Veterans. popularresistance.org Juneau, AL – Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday proposed letting Alaska Native Vietnam War veterans exchange promised federal land allotments that many say are not available in their cultural regions for state lands. | Details would need to be worked out through the legislative process, with lawmakers eyeing adjournment in about two weeks. Several legislators attended Wednesday's announcement, along with Alaska Native veterans. | Dunleavy said he sees this as an opportunity to "right a wrong" the federal government should have addressed long ago. | "We're going to help them get land as close as possible to wh…

Toni Watkins (2021-05-15). A New Wave of Jim Crow Laws Is Here. zcomm.org Here's What You Need to Know…

Suzanne Gordon (2021-05-15). Nurses in the Real World of For-Profit Medicine. zcomm.org All over the country nurses are fighting to make sure hospital staff get needed personal protective equipment and safe staffing…

Patrick Mazza (2021-05-15). Why I am not a climate doomist. zcomm.org People power is changing the story…

Sarah Aziza (2021-05-15). Can Palestinian Lives Matter? zcomm.org George Floyd's death penetrated the American imagination. Now Palestinians fight for the right to be human. Will the world see them?>

Michael Welch (2021-05-15). India: Resisting Vaccines and Corporate Capture of Farms. globalresearch.ca "The introduction of that study to India was made on the basis that it was going to be great investment in the health of India and the health of India's women. But in fact, later on, during the investigation around …

US Department of Justice (2021-05-15). Video: Pfizer's Criminal Record. Largest Medical "Fraudulent Marketing" Case in US History. globalresearch.ca Pfizer "Largest Health Care Fraud" 2009 | Déjà Vu: Flash Forward to 2020-2021 | How on earth could you trust a Big Pharma vaccine conglomerate which pleaded guilty to criminal charges by the US Department of Justice including "fraudulent marketing" and "felony …

Dean Baker (2021-05-15). Hot Tip for the NYT on Vaccines: There Are These Two Countries Called Russia and China. cepr.net I realize that it's hard for reporters at the country's leading newspaper to stay on top of the news, but this major piece (four reporters) on vaccinating the world should get a Pulitzer for ignorance. The topic of the piece is vaccinating the world, which should be number one on any serious person's list of …

Jack Dresser (2021-05-15). We Must Awaken from "Corona Coma", Reject "Great Reset" Robotic Technocracy and Assert Our Common Humanity. globalresearch.ca While imagining breakneck …

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis (2021-05-15). The Fierce Prophetic Vision of Poor Women. thenation.com The Fierce Prophetic Vision of Poor Women…

Marissa Land (2021-05-15). Self Serving Pro-Growth Media. indybay.org How power and control is affecting Sonoma County.

Madison Young (2021-05-15). Wealth Issues in Sonoma County. indybay.org This piece focuses on the issues revolving around the building of the Green Music Center, while Sonoma County is facing a poverty and homelessness crisis.

DXE (2021-05-15). Wednesday 5/19: Open Rescue Training: The Basics and Roles. indybay.org online…

Nashelly Chavez (2021-05-15). Santa Rosa Police Department underscores changes since summer 2020 protests. indybay.org The outcome of the 2020 BLM movement on Santa Rosa Police department. There has now been changes that have been made within the police department involving stricter rules for less-lethal munitions and long-range sound system for orders. Awareness of human right violations that were done with the use of tear gas and the less-lethal munitions. In need of better communication of protocols in handling situations like that better.

Jorge Valle Medina (2021-05-15). Latinx Threat Narrative: Are We Dangerous? indybay.org This piece discusses the Latinx Threat Narrative propaganda that has become well known in America's everyday conversations. This piece also touches on topics like racialization of minority groups and how these dangerous tools are use to further divide groups in America.

Root Division (2021-05-15). Thursday 6/17: A Joy Unexpected: Exhibition + Virtual Panel Discussion. indybay.org Online…

Dan Bacher (2021-05-15). California to ban new fracking permits by Jan. 2024, phase out oil extraction by 2045. indybay.org Representatives of environmental justice and climate justice groups praised the directive for being a step in the right direction, but said phasing out oil extraction in California by 2045 is too late and noted that frontline communities need an immediate 2500 foot health and safety buffer now, not later.

DXE (2021-05-15). Saturday 5/22: Seaspiracy Postering. indybay.org Cha-Ya Vegetarian Japanese Restaurant…

Raia & Jean-Jacques Zenger (2021-05-15). Friday 5/21: Mental Health Rights and Resources Video Forum on Friday May 21st 5pm. indybay.org Online video…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Mother and son share rare muscle disorder, treated decades apart by same doctor. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Twenty-four years ago, Bobbi Heinold, 17, was diagnosed with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, a genetic muscle condition characterized by weakness, especially in the face, shoulder blades and upper arms. Doctors told her it could affect her quality of life. Bobbi and her mom drove from their Indiana home to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to learn …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Trial demonstrates early AI-guided detection of heart disease in routine practice. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Heart disease can take a number of forms, but some types of heart disease, such as asymptomatic low ejection fraction, can be hard to recognize, especially in the early stages when treatment would be most effective. The ECG AI-Guided Screening for Low Ejection Fraction, or EAGLE, trial set out to determine whether …

Staff (2021-05-15). Iván Duque Denounced before International Criminal Court for Crimes Against Humanity. orinocotribune.com Colombian senator Iván Cepeda, together with a group of Colombian civil organizations, denounced the government of Iván Duque for crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, May 13. | Denunciamos hoy ante la Corte Penal Internacional al presidente de la República, el ministro de Defensa, el exsenador Uribe, los generales Zapateiro y Vargas, por la presunta ejecución de crímenes de lesa humanidad contra participantes en las movilizaciones: — Iván Cepeda Castro…

Nora De La Cour (2021-05-15). Massachusetts Nurses Waging Longest Current Strike in the US. zcomm.org The longest active picket line in the US is in Worcester, Massachusetts, where over 700 union nurses are entering their third month on strike. Their chief demand: safe staffing for patients…

Bart Lutters, Thomas Schlich (2021-05-15). [Perspectives] Facts and values in the history of spina bifida. thelancet.com Over the past two decades, maternal—fetal surgery has become a clinical reality for some pregnant women carrying a fetus diagnosed with spina bifida. Since its conception, maternal—fetal surgery has been the focus of ethical deliberation, because expected health benefits for the fetus come at the cost of potential health risks for the pregnant woman. Somewhat less attention has, however, been given to the nature of the medical criteria used to determine patient eligibility for maternal—fetal surgery from a historical perspective.

Jorge Arévalo, Francisco C Villafuerte, Martin Montes, Theresa J Ochoa, researchers from Facultad de Ciencias y Filosofía, from Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Peruvian research: striving for the highest standards. thelancet.com For 60 years, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru, has contributed to world-class knowledge in tropical medicine, high-altitude medicine and physiology, public health, and basic sciences with the highest research standards and ethics. We therefore read with interest the World Report by Lucien Chauvin,1 in which we found some inaccuracies that we would like to clarify.

Geoff Watts (2021-05-15). [Obituary] Peter MacNaughton Dunn. thelancet.com Paediatrician and pioneer of perinatal medicine. Born in Birmingham, UK, on June 23, 1929, he died of probable bowel cancer in Bristol, UK, on Feb 2, 2021, aged 91 years.

Joseph Stiglitz (2021-05-15). [Perspectives] A call to arms to change capitalism. thelancet.com In Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism, Mariana Mazzucato captures…

The Lancet (2021-05-15). [Editorial] 20 years of precision medicine in oncology. thelancet.com In the 20 years since the publication of the first draft of the human genome project, the use of genotyping and genomics have become part of standard treatment for some cancers. The desire to go beyond blanket, and often difficult, treatments for patients to a more refined, efficient, and patient-centred approach is an ideal that is hard to oppose. But as precision medicine in oncology expands to include big data, proteomics, transcriptomics, molecular imaging, and more, there are serious challenges ahead to translate that ideal into meaningful and equitable health care for patients.

Lynda Carson (2021-05-15). MLB pressures Oakland to support A's waterfront ballpark scheme. indybay.org Oakland A's Baseball Players:…

Santa Cruz Dyke Trans March (2021-05-15). Saturday 6/5: Santa Cruz Dyke Trans Bike March – Let's Ride. indybay.org Town Clock Downtown Santa Cruz…

WSWS (2021-05-15). Black Lives Matter goes to war with Napoleon and the French Revolution. wsws.org In the New York Times, an academic supporter of Black Lives Matter slandered the republic that emerged from the 1789 French Revolution as a genocidal, racist state.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Australian budget underscores preparations for war. wsws.org The $44.6 billion allocated for military spending in 2021—22 stands in stark contrast to the chronic under-funding of essential social programs, including the over-stretched public hospitals.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-15). Connecticut nursing home workers secure "basic agreement", postpone strike. peoplesdispatch.org The State government led by governor Ned Lamont and SEIU's District 1199 New England finalized a "basic agreement" of USD 267 million just hours before the strike by around 2,800 workers in over 26 nursing home facilities was set to begin…

WSWS (2021-05-15). Bicentenary of Napoleon's death: Macron praises Bonapartist police-state rule. wsws.org On May 5, French President Emmanuel Macron spoke on the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte in exile on the island of Saint Helena.

WSWS (2021-05-15). New Zealand Labour-led government imposes public sector wage freeze. wsws.org The Labour-Green Party government is stepping up its austerity agenda, with the trade unions at the centre of the operation.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-15). The Hidden History of Zionism. libya360.wordpress.com The Hidden History of Zionism by Ralph Schoenman- Download PDF…

WSWS (2021-05-15). Ukrainian government accuses pro-Russian oligarch and opposition leader of "high treason" wsws.org The indictment and prosecution of Medvedchuk will undoubtedly further worsen relations between Kiev and Moscow.

Anthony Pahnke, Jim Goodman (2021-05-15). Billions for Farmers of Color Isn't Racist — It's Smart and Long Overdue. commondreams.org "You've probably heard that $5 Billion dollars from President Biden's $1.9 Trillion Stimulus plan has been dedicated to farmers of color." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/handy_kennedy.jpg

WSWS (2021-05-15). Vote "no" on the UAW-Volvo sellout agreement! Join the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee and expand the struggle throughout the truck manufacturing and auto industries! wsws.org The UAW is seeking to ram through a contract which would maintain the tier system, increase health care costs and worsen working conditions.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-15). Are U.S.,NATO, EU Planning Final Mopping-Up Operation in Former Soviet Union? libya360.wordpress.com Rick Rozoff In recent days the American embassy in Georgia has acknowledged recruiting students from what it calls the "occupied territories" of that nation, and not a day goes by without the U.S., NATO and the European Union demanding the independent republics of Donetsk and Lugansk in the Donbass and Crimea be returned to Ukraine….

WSWS (2021-05-15). UAW-GSOC ends NYU graduate student strike, fraudulently presenting it as a "historic victory" wsws.org Under conditions of a staggering social and political crisis, the terms negotiated by the deal provide the basis for an erosion, not a rise, in living standards.

Mel Gurtov (2021-05-15). Getting Back to Basics in Policy on Israel. commondreams.org Mel Gurtov writes: "The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is often called intractable, when in fact there are plenty of ideas for achieving peace with justice." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/israel-bombs-jala-tower.jpg

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-15). Around the World in 8 Minutes: The Nakba never ended. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode of Around the World in 8 Minutes, we look at the continuation of the Nakba but also the heroic and persistent resistance of Palestinians and anti-imperialists globally to over 7 decades of Zionist colonial violence.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-15). NATO pontiff cites Scripture for holy war against Russia and China. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO pontiff cites Scripture for holy war against Russia and ChinaRick Rozoff Today the NATO website posted a speech delivered by its Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the 3rd German Ecumenical Church Days which reveals more about the military bloc he heads up than he probably realized it did. He began his pontifications by saying …

WSWS (2021-05-15). One in three college students is food insecure in the United States. wsws.org For working class youth, making the decision to go to college means sacrificing basic necessities such as health care, adequate housing, and food security.

Ashley Curtin (2021-05-15). Death of 18 endangered elephants in India under investigation. nationofchange.org "Poisoning could be behind the death of the elephants."

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-15). NATO conducts Europe's largest air, missile exercise off Scotland. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO conducts Europe's largest air, missile exercise off ScotlandRick Rozoff What the North Atlantic Treaty Organization bills as the largest and most complex air and missile defense exercises in Europe started on May 15 at and near the Hebrides off the western coast of Scotland and will continue until June 3. Some of the drills …

Pat Elder (2021-05-15). Germans, Japanese, and Marylanders Are Poisoned by the U.S. Military. covertactionmagazine.com Fire-fighting foams used on bases worldwide are contaminating the environment and endangering public health. Gàºnther Schneider, a farmer from Binsfeld, Germany, has photos that show what the stream that flows through the village of Binsfeld looks like when aqueous film-forming foam is released from a fire suppression system in hangars on the Spangdahlem Air Base—like …

Andrew Emett (2021-05-15). Marine Corps Major charged with assaulting police officer during Capitol riots. nationofchange.org On Thursday, Major Christopher Warnagiris was arrested and charged on several account.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific. wsws.org Striking health workers sacked in India; Sri Lankan public health inspectors walk out; New Zealand nurses vote to strike…

Rachel Sherrington (2021-05-15). New HSBC-backed coal plants will contribute to 19,000 deaths annually, new study estimates. nationofchange.org Researchers said the total health impacts of the plants could amount to $6.2 billion a year.

WSWS (2021-05-15). New Zealand: International mining experts release plan for full investigation of Pike River disaster. wsws.org Technical experts have demolished the Labour government's claims that a thorough underground investigation into the 2010 Pike River avoidable disaster would be too expensive and difficult.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Macron government shifts further right after far-right generals' coup threats. wsws.org The government has made clear that there will be no legal repercussions for the far right's open threat of a military coup.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-15). Liberating occupied territories: Turkey, Azerbaijan — one nation, two states. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com "One nation, two states!" will hold a video conference on philosophy, AzerTac news announces today. The event will he held on May 17. Excerpts: On the 103rd anniversary of our state independence in Ankara, on the occasion of the Azerbaijani-Turkish relations and the 98th anniversary of the birth of national leader Heydar Aliyev, "One nation, two …

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2021-05-13: News Headlines

_____ (2021-05-13). Butting Heads With China and Russia: American Diplomats Are Outclassed. strategic-culture.org United State engagement in complicated overseas quarrels should be limited to areas where genuine vital interests are at stake. | With the exception of the impending departure of U.S. and NATO forces from Afghanistan, if it occurs, the White House seems to prefer to use aggression to deter adversaries rather than finesse. The recent exchanges between Secretary of State Tony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-13). US Hands Over Kandahar Airfield to Afghan Forces as Drawdown Continues. news.antiwar.com The US has handed over Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan to the Afghan military, "The handover of Kandahar Airfield was coordinated, both with senior leaders in [the Afghan government] and with our Afghan partners in the 205th Corps," Col. Sonny Legget, a spokesman for the US and NATO coalition, said on Thursday. | An u…

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-13). Pentagon Not Clear on Regional Troop Presence Plans After Afghanistan Pullout. news.antiwar.com Since President Biden announced his plans to pull combat troops out of Afghanistan, US military officials have said they plan to keep assets in the region so the US could maintain the ability to bomb targets in the country. But it's not clear where US forces could be deployed. | David Helvey, acting assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific Affairs, "T…

Jason Ditz (2021-05-13). As Afghan Ceasefire Takes Hold, Locals Hope for Peace Deal. news.antiwar.com At midnight Wednesday night, the ceasefire in Afghanistan took effect. Both the Taliban and Afghan government have The Eid holiday marks the end of Ramadan, and locals are The Afghan government has formalized that offer in rec…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-12). Military Situation In Afghanistan On May 12, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 12, an Islam Qala customs worker was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Kohsan district of Herat province | On May 11, ISIS took responsibility for the IED attack on police patrol in Bostan area of Kabul city | On May 11, clashes between Taliban and the government forces continued in the north of Logar province | On May 12, Afghanistan Chief of Staff of Armed Forces and acting defense minister, General Yasin Zia visited Baghlan province to assess the current…

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

news.un (2021-05-12). Afghanistan: Top UN officials strongly condemn 'heinous' attack on girls school. news.un.org Two senior UN officials on Wednesday, condemned in the strongest terms, a terrorist attack targeting girls and their families outside a high school in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.

Umer Beigh (2021-05-12). Rights organizations condemn deadly attacks in Afghanistan. peoplesdispatch.org The blasts took place in Kabul's Dasht-e-Barchi area and the Shahr-e-Safa district in southern Zabul province. The United Nation Assistance Mission in Afghanistan reported that 573 civilians were killed in the first three months of 2021…

Staff (2021-05-12). Martyrs of Kabul girl's school blast commemorated in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — A commemoration ceremony was held on Wed. in front of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Tehran following the martyrdom of more than 80 female students of Sayyid al-Shuhada School in Kabul.

William J. Astore (2021-05-12). Endless War Is a Feature of Our National Programming. thenation.com Endless War Is a Feature of Our National Programming…

Edward Curtin (2021-05-12). Second Stage Terror Wars. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

Anonymous669 (2021-05-12). Taliban Captured Another District Near Kabul Ahead Nationwide Ceasefire. southfront.org Taliban fighters during "Operation al-Khandagh" | On May 11th, the Taliban imposed control of the Nirkh district in the province of Wardak after a fierce battle with Afghan government forces. | In a statement, the Afghan Ministry of Interior claimed that security forces had performed a "tactical retreat" after inflicting heavy losses on the Taliban. Nirkh is located less than 40 kilometers away from the country's capital Kabul. | The Taliban said that its fighters had captured the district compound, police center, intelli…

Staff (2021-05-12). US not caring about concerns of Afghan gov., people. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the United States does not care about the concerns of the Afghan government and people.

teleSUR (2021-05-12). Globalink | Afghans to Continue to Suffer after U.S. Forces Withdrawal: Political Analyst. telesurenglish.net Afghans, as the victims of the so-called U.S.-led war on terror, would continue to suffer after the withdrawal of the U.S. troops from the country, said an Afghan political expert.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-12). With Afghanistan Withdrawal Underway, New Report Reveals Costs of Post-9/11 Wars for US Allies. commondreams.org "U.S. allies… deployed troops, lost service members, and spent tax dollars on wars that were of little concern to their own national security. They did so largely because of the value they placed on their alliances with the U.S.," according to the Costs of War Project. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/45151881.jpg

Joshua Cho (2021-05-12). Corporate media oppose Afghan control of Afghanistan. nationofchange.org Establishment reporting over the future of Afghanistan after Biden's announcement demonstrated the imperialist mindset of corporate journalists.

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

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-12). CENTCOM: Afghanistan Withdrawal 6 to 12 Percent Complete. news.antiwar.com On Tuesday, US Central Command (CENTCOM) said the process of pulling troops out of Afghanistan 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…

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-12). Pakistan Rules Out Hosting US Military After Afghanistan Withdrawal. news.antiwar.com Since President Biden 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…

Staff (2021-05-12). Taliban overrun district near Kabul: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Taliban have reportedly overrun a key district in Wardak province, near Kabul.

Staff (2021-05-12). Gen. Bagheri names US responsible for Kabul terror attack. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — In a statement on Wed., Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri condemned the attack on a girl's school in Kabul, recognizing the US as the main culprit of the terrorist incident.

Staff (2021-05-12). Videomapping on memorial of victims of Kabul terrorist attack. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — A video-mapping projection was performed in Tehran's Azadi Tower on Tuesday evening to commemorate the memory of victims of the recent terrorist attack on a girl school in Kabul.

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2021-05-12: News Headlines

Edward Curtin (2021-05-12). Second Stage Terror Wars. dissidentvoice.org 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 …

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-12). Pakistan Rules Out Hosting US Military After Afghanistan Withdrawal. news.antiwar.com Since President Biden 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…

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

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

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-12). CENTCOM: Afghanistan Withdrawal 6 to 12 Percent Complete. news.antiwar.com On Tuesday, US Central Command (CENTCOM) said the process of pulling troops out of Afghanistan 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…

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

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

Staff (2021-05-11). Iran supporting peace process in Afghanistan: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Iran's special envoy for Afghanistan Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian Fard met and held talks with the Head of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-11). VIDEO: People condemn terrorism in front of Afghan embassy. en.mehrnews.com 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.

Staff (2021-05-11). Iranian students condemn Afghanistan girl' school bomb attack. en.mehrnews.com 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.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-11). Military Situation In Afghanistan On May 11, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org 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…

Jacob G. Hornberger (2021-05-11). Will Biden Have Blood on His Hands in Afghanistan? counterpunch.org 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

Jason Ditz (2021-05-11). Over 40 Killed in Fighting Across Afghanistan. news.antiwar.com It is now less than 48 hours before the Eid al-Fitr holiday brings a ceasefire to Afghanistan, and it can't happen soon enough for many, as fighting rages on several fronts around the country, and casualties continuing to mount. | Logar Province saw several distinct attacks th…

Human Rights Watch (2021-05-11). Killing Schoolgirls in Afghanistan: Fundamentalist Attackers Target Girls Leaving Kabul High School. juancole.com 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 …

Staff (2021-05-11). 157 Taliban members killed, 99 injured in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — The Afghan Ministry of Defense said in a statement that 157 Taliban members were killed and 99 others were wounded in the past 24 hours.

_____ (2021-05-11). Syria and Russia Won the War, But America Legitimizes Ongoing Looting. strategic-culture.org 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…

Jason Ditz (2021-05-11). Over 40 Killed in Fighting Across Afghanistan. news.antiwar.com It is now less than 48 hours before the Eid al-Fitr holiday brings a ceasefire to Afghanistan, and it can't happen soon enough for many, as fighting rages on several fronts around the country, and casualties continue to mount. | Logar Province saw several distinct attacks th…

Leon Kunstenaar, CodePink (2021-05-11). CODEPINK Holds Mother's Day Peace Rally at Golden Gate. indybay.org Continued killing in Afghanistan and other issues protested…

Staff (2021-05-10). US troops may be deployed from Afghanistan to Russian borders. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — The United States reportedly prefers to redeploy troops and equipment coming out of Afghanistan into countries with borders with Russia.

_____ (2021-05-10). United States Withdraws From Afghanistan? strategic-culture.org 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…

Staff (2021-05-10). Abdullah reacts to Taliban declaration of ceasefire in Kabul. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA)— Head of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation showed reaction to a move taken by Taliban in announcement of a three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, marking end of month of Ramadan.

Staff (2021-05-10). Afghanistan in Mourning After School Bombing in Kabul Kills 85, Mostly Hazara Shiite Girls. democracynow.org 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…

Leon Kunstenaar, CodePink (2021-05-10). CODEPINK Holds Mother's Day Peace Rally at Golden Gate. indybay.org Continued killing in Afghanistan and other issues protested…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-10). Afghanistan and the Tale of the Wolf. libya360.wordpress.com 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…

Staff (2021-05-10). People in Tehran to commemorate martyrs of Kabul recent blast. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — People in Tehran are to gather in front of the Afghan embassy in the Iranian capital to commemorate those lost lives in the recent girls' school blast in Kabul.

Jason Ditz (2021-05-10). At Least 70 Killed in Car Bombing of School in Afghanistan's Kabul. news.antiwar.com A weekend car bombing attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul has left the city, and in particular its Shi'ite Hazara minority, reeling. The attacks targeted the Sayed al-Shuhada school, The car bombing detonated outside the school, starting a panic, and two other smaller bombs were detonated in the crowds, greatly increasingly the number of casualties, which rose throughout the day. | The attack was in a Hazara-dominated neighborhood, which is commo…

sputniknews (2021-05-10). No Plan to Host Foreign Bases on Uzbek Soil, MoD Says Amid Reports of US Afghan Troop Redeployment. sputniknews.com The withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan that kicked off on 1 May was followed by media reports of US plans to redeploy the American forces' Afghan contingent.

William Astore (2021-05-10). Programmed for War: counterpunch.org 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

Jason Ditz (2021-05-10). At Least 70 Killed in Car Bombing of School in Afghanistan's Kabul. news.antiwar.com A weekend car bombing attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul has left the city, and in particular its Shi'ite Hazara minority, reeling. The attacks targeted the Sayed al-Shuhada school, The car bomb detonated outside the school, starting a panic, and two other smaller bombs were detonated in the crowds, greatly increasingly the number of casualties, which rose throughout the day. | The attack was in a Hazara-dominated neighborhood, which is common e…

William Astore (2021-05-10). Programmed for War. counterpunch.org 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

Staff (2021-05-10). Bus bombing in Afghanistan leaves 11 dead, 28 wounded. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — As Afghanistan is in shock over the deadly explosion of a school in Kabul, news sources reported Monday morning that a bus bomb blast in the south of the country had killed 11 people.

William Astore (2021-05-10). Endless War Is A Feature of Our National Programming. commondreams.org "War always seems to find a way, even when it goes badly—very badly, in fact, as it did in Vietnam and, in these years, in Afghanistan and Iraq, indeed across much of the Greater Middle East and significant parts of Africa." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/iraq_war_5.6_trillion_0_0.jpg

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Second Passenger Bus Hit by Roadside Bomb Blast in Afghanistan in Past 24 Hours, Reports Say. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A roadside bomb has hit a passenger bus in the central Afghan province of Parwan, the second such incident in the past 24 hours, the broadcaster TOLOnews reported on Monday, citing health officials.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-10). Military Situation In Afghanistan On May 10, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 9, an IED explosion was reported in the Spin Boldak | On May 9, an Afghan Army helicopter crashed near Arghistan | On May 10, at least 11 civilians were killed in the Shahr-e-Safa district of Zabul with a roadside bomb | On May 10, at least 2 civilians were killed in the Pul-e-Matak area in Parwan with a roadside bomb | On May 10, clashes between Taliban and the government forces continue in the several districts of the Baghlan province | MORE ON THE T…

Jason Ditz (2021-05-10). Scores Killed as Afghan Fighting Spreads to Several Provinces. news.antiwar.com Another weekend in Afghanistan saw heavy fighting spreading to several provinces around both the north and south. Scores of fighters from both the military and Taliban were reported killed, and reports on who had the advantage were conflicting. | The Afghan Defense Ministry Ghazni and Baghlan Provinces seem to be the heaviest sites of fighting, with Afghan Army officials…

William J. Astore (2021-05-10). Endless War Is A Feature of Our National Programming: On Pulling the Plug on the War Machine. juancole.com By William Astore | — ( Tomdispatch.com ) — 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 …

Staff (2021-05-10). Afghanistan girls' school bomb attack: 232 injured, dead. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — The death toll in a bomb attack targeting schoolgirls in Kabul on Saturday has risen to 85, while the number of injured ones stands at 147, the latest report says.

Staff (2021-05-10). MP condemns Kabul terrorist attack as barbaric crime. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — The chairman of the Iran-Afghanistan friendship group in Iranian Parliament condemned in a message terrorist attack on the Sayyid al-Shuhada school in the west of Kabul that killed more than 60 schoolgirls and their teachers.

Staff (2021-05-10). Kabul blast US conspiracy to return insecurity to Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — In a statement on Mon. IRGC announced Kabul girls' school blast as the US conspiracy to return insecurity to Afghanistan.

Staff (2021-05-11). Parliament releases statement on Kabul terrorist attack. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — In a statement on Tues. Iranian Parliament condemned massive terrorist attack at a high school for girls in Kabul.

Staff (2021-05-11). Iranian school girls commemorate martyrs of Kabul blast. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Iranian school girls gathered in front of the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran in Sari, Provincial capital of Mazandaran province, to commemorate those lost lives in the recent girls' school blast in Kabul.

Staff (2021-05-10). Ghani declares day of mourning for victims of school bombing. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — President Ashraf Ghani declared Tuesday, April 11, a day of mourning for victims of the Kabul and Logar bombings.

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-05-12). Mothers of disappeared children march across Mexico demanding their return. peoplesdispatch.org 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…

Staff (2021-05-12). Final victory belongs to Palestine: Ghalibaf. en.mehrnews.com 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.

WSWS (2021-05-12). Circumstances still unclear more than a month after college student Samuel Yeager fatally shot by Colorado deputy. wsws.org 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.

Jen Moore (2021-05-12). Pan American Silver Pressured to Shut Down Community Interference in Guatemala. counterpunch.org 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

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-12). Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org 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. …

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

Anonymous007 (2021-05-12). SAA And Russian Support Eliminate Over 300 ISIS Terrorists In Less Than A Month. southfront.org 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…

Staff (2021-05-12). Zionists' spider webs shattered by Palestinian Resistance. en.mehrnews.com 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.

Kenneth Surin (2021-05-12). "Super Thursday" Elections in the UK. counterpunch.org 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.

John Buell (2021-05-12). Can President Biden's planned Waiving of Covid Vaccination Patents: begin a grassroots movement against Big Pharma? juancole.com 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 …

WSWS (2021-05-12). World Health Organization declares B.1.617, first identified in India, the fourth variant of concern. wsws.org 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.

The Socialist Program (2021-05-12). PODCAST: Stand with Palestine as Palestine Stands Together. liberationnews.org 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.

Éric Toussaint (2021-05-12). An unsustainable burden of debt afflicts the peoples of Sub-Saharan Africa. Part 5. mronline.org 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…

Staff (2021-05-11). Joint Statement by Palestinians in North America: Nakba 73 — Ongoing Nakba, Ongoing Resistance. samidoun.net 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…

WSWS (2021-05-11). Inspector General confirms Capitol Police ignored fascist Proud Boy mob on January 6. wsws.org In his third appearance before the House Administration Committee, Inspector General Michael Bolton provided further evidence of the coordinated police stand-down that facilitated the January 6 coup attempt.

Genetta M. Adams (2021-05-11). Tampa Bay Lightning Makes NHL History by Starting an All-Black Forward Line. theroot.com Toward the end of his legendary standup special Never Scared, Chris Rock

The Canary (2021-05-11). Social care reform measures not detailed in Queen's Speech. thecanary.co 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…

Staff (2021-05-11). Parl. calls resistance only way to liberate Palestine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — In a statement issued on Tuesday, the members of the Iranian Parliament condemned the criminal actions of the Zionist regime in the occupied territories.

WSWS (2021-05-11). Under-employment soars to record high in Australia. wsws.org The government and employers are effectively coercing jobless workers into accepting employment on sub-standard pay and conditions, setting the stage for an eruption of working class struggles.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-11). Biden Budget Would Send $1.3 Billion More to Israeli Military Than to Global Climate Programs: Analysis. commondreams.org 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

Staff (2021-05-11). Islamic Ummah firmly stands against Zionist regime genocide. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker said that Islamic Ummah firmly stands against the Zionist regime genocide against the oppressed people of Palestine in the occupied lands and territories.

The Canary (2021-05-11). Litter campaign Tory MP who dropped cigarette butt accused of hypocrisy. thecanary.co 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…

Staff (2021-05-11). Iran to stand powerfuly beside Resistance & Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for the International Affairs revoiced Iran's full support for the Resistance Front and Palestinians.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-11). In Blow to NRA, Federal Judge Dismisses Group's Bankruptcy Case. commondreams.org "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

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Aging and changing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 56 and have noticed a few things are changing as I get older. I know as I age there will be more changes in my body and mind, but can you provide insights on what are some common things that I can expect? ANSWER: Throughout life, your body is constantly changing, and …

Staff (2021-05-11). Israel Kills Dozens in Gaza While Imposing "Constant War" on Palestinian Residents of Jerusalem. democracynow.org 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…

Joe Jurado (2021-05-11). Citizen's Arrest Law Repealed in Georgia Ahead of First Federal Hearing in Ahmaud Arbery Case. theroot.com 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…

_____ (2021-05-11). We Can Defeat The Corporate Media's War On Independent Journalism. popularresistance.org 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…

Eds. (2021-05-11). The Tech-VC Bloc is key to understanding why work is getting worse. mronline.org 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…

Staff (2021-05-11). Hamas continues to fire barrage of rockets on Zionists. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Local sources in Israeli-occupied territories say more than 610 rockets have been fired by Gaza resistance forces towards occupied lands since yesterday.

Pablo Manríquez (2021-05-11). Rubio Stands With Colombian President, but Other Senators Not so Sure. latinorebels.com 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.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-11). Military Situation In Iraq On May 11, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org 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…

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

Gery Armsby (2021-05-11). After death by cop, seeking justice for Mikayla Miller, Black lesbian teen. workers.org 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 . . . |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org 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. …

Sam Pizzigati (2021-05-11). Bill, Melinda, and the Burden of Grand Fortune. counterpunch.org 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."

Staff (2021-05-11). VIDEO: Message of Al-Qassam Brigades to Zionist Regime. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Releasing the video of their missiles, Palestinian resistance groups warned that the Zionist Regime will face a crushing response if it continues its invasion.

Staff (2021-05-11). Palestinian Resistance fires rockets at Ashkelon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — The Palestinian Resistance forces fired tens of rockets at Ashkelon in the occupied lands.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-11). The ghost-kart track. greenleft.org.au 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.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-11). Zionists understand nothing but language of force: Leader. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — The Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamanei urged Palestinians to force the Zionist regime to stop its atrocities by increasing their power and strengthening resistence.

Gery Armsby (2021-05-11). Seeking justice for Mikayla Miller, Black lesbian teen. workers.org 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 . . . |

Staff (2021-05-11). Warren, Sanders Propose Permanently Expanding Food Stamps to College Students. truthout.org 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…

Answer Coalition (2021-05-11). STAND WITH PALESTINE! Say NO to apartheid! Join or organize a protest in your area! answercoalition.org &nbsp…

_____ (2021-05-10). US, UK, EU Barbaric Sanctions Are Killing Syrians. popularresistance.org 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…

Staff (2021-05-10). 3 killed, 5 injured in attack on Pakistani border guards. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Three soldiers were killed and five others were wounded in a terrorist attack on Pakistani border guards in Quetta and Turbat.

Eurasia Review (2021-05-10). Supernovae Twins Open Up New Possibilities For Precision Cosmology. eurasiareview.com Cosmologists have found a way to double the accuracy of measuring distances to supernova explosions – one of their tried-and-true tools for studying the mysterious dark energy that is making the universe expand faster and faster. The results from the Nearby Supernova Factory (SNfactory) collaboration, led by Greg Aldering of the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), will enable scientists to study dark energy with greatly improved precision and accuracy, and provide a powerful crosscheck of the technique across vast distances and time. The findings will also be central to…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-10). As EU Tells US to Export Covid Vaccine Doses Before Suspending Patents, Critics Knock Lack of 'Global Leadership'. commondreams.org "Much more will need to be done to make a 'People's Vaccine' universally available as soon as possible." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/vax_manufacturing.jpg

_____ (2021-05-10). Mother's Day Demonstration At Trident Nuclear Submarine Base. popularresistance.org Bangor, Maine – 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 removed fro…

_____ (2021-05-10). Mother's Day Demonstration At Trident Nuclear Submarine Base. popularresistance.org 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…

Tony López R. (2021-05-10). Colombia: øY Luis Almagro y la OEA dónde están? globalizacion.ca 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…

Robert Reich (2021-05-10). Robert Reich: Republicans Tried To Overturn The Election, We Must Not Forget — OpEd. eurasiareview.com America prefers to look forward rather than back. We're a land of second acts. We move on. | This can be a strength. We don't get bogged down in outmoded traditions, old grudges, obsolete ways of thinking. We constantly reinvent. We love innovation and disruption. | The downside is a collective amnesia about what we've been though, and a corresponding reluctance to do anything about it or hold anyone accountable. | Now, with Covid receding and the economy starting to rebound — and the 2020 election and the attack on the Capitol behind us — the future looks bright. | But at the risk of being the sku…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-05-10). The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

Anonymous103 (2021-05-10). In Videos (18+): 30 Rockets Launched Towards Israel, After Tel-Aviv Did Not Follow Ultimatum Of Hamas' Armed Wing (UPDATED). southfront.org The armed wing of the Palestinian resistance group Hamas issued an ultimatum to Israeli authorities: to withdraw the police from…

Shabbir H. Kazmi (2021-05-10). What Is Holding Back OIC From Asking Israel To Stop Its Atrocities? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan has condemned Israeli attack on Palestinians outside the Al Aqsa mosque during the holy month of Ramazan and reiterated his call on the international community and the Muslim world to take steps to protect the Palestinians and their legitimate rights. | One of my critics asked this question; even if they convene a meeting and pass a resolution condemning Israeli acts, will it make any difference? I insisted that holding an emergency meeting may prove that Muslim countries are united and support the Palestinians cause. | Having said that I could not resist from saying, "They…

Gabriela Lopez (2021-05-10). Black Lives Matter: An Important Movement. indybay.org The Black Lives Matter movement is a topic of discussion that needs to be brought to the light. Police brutality is at an all time high while targeting those who are black. They lives their lives in constant fear of someone whose job it is to protect them, and that will not be tolerated.

_____ (2021-05-10). Service Workers Aren't Lazy — They Don't Want To Risk Dying. popularresistance.org 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…

KQED (2021-05-10). Tuesday 5/11: Where Do Latinx Policies Stand After 100 Days of Biden-Harris? indybay.org Virtual…

Staff (2021-05-10). From Gaza to Jerusalem: Confront massacres and ethnic cleansing, support Palestinian resistance! samidoun.net —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…

_____ (2021-05-10). NLG Urges Biden To Align US Israel-Palestine Policy With International Law. popularresistance.org 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…

_____ (2021-05-10). Media Ignores The Anti-Vax Movement's White Supremacist Roots. popularresistance.org 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…

Arab News (2021-05-10). Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan Performs Umrah At Grand Mosque In Makkah. eurasiareview.com Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan performed the Umrah pilgrimage in Makkah on Sunday. | Upon his arrival at the Grand Mosque, Khan was received by a number of officials of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques and the special force for the security of the Grand Mosque in Makkah. | Khan arrived in the Kingdom on Friday on a two-day official visit at the invitation of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. | In Makkah, Khan met with Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Yousef Al-Othaimeen to discuss the Islamic world and issues on the OIC's agenda, particularl…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-10). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Aging and changing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 56 and have noticed a few things are changing as I get older. I know as I age there will be more changes in my body and mind, but can you provide insights on what are some common things that I can expect? ANSWER: Throughout life, your body is constantly changing, and …

P. K. Balachandran (2021-05-10). Understanding The Hold Of Islam On Maldivian Society And Politics — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Islam is seen as a shield against Western and non-Islamic influences in a globalized world: | The three arrests made thus far in the case relating to the bid on the life of the Maldivian Parliament Speaker and former President Mohamed Nasheed in Male on May 6, show that Islamic radicalism is alive, kicking and deep-rooted in the Maldives. According to the Commissioner of Police, Mohamed Hameed, the three suspects arrested, Adhuham Ahmed Rasheed (25), Mujaaz Ahmed (21) and Thahumeen Ahmed (32), belong to a "dangerous extremist ideology". Hameed stopped short of identifying their ideology, but it is gene…

Brenton Brookings (2021-05-10). Big gains for workers in 2021 Washington state legislative session. zcomm.org The imperative for progressives is not only to understand the kinds of circumstances that make these kinds of gains possible, but also to recognize the urgency to mobilize…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-10). U.S. Coast Guard Warship Ports In Odessa After Drills With Ukrainian Navy. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 8th, on a distance of more than 100 nautical miles from Odessa, in the exclusive maritime economic zone of Ukraine, the flagship of the Maritime Guard of the State Border Service of Ukraine met the US Coast Guard vessel "Hamilton". | This was reported by the press service of the Ukrainian border guard: "The American partners arrived in Ukraine on a friendly visit, which will include joint maneuvers at sea, trainings to exchange experience in observation and assault operat…

Fight Back (2021-05-10). WFTU: Long Live May 9th! Long live Peoples' anti-fascist Victory! fightbacknews.org 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…

The Canary (2021-05-10). Boris Johnson facing 'sleaze' investigation over £15k Mustique new year getaway. thecanary.co 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…

Fight Back (2021-05-10). WFTU: Long Live May 9th! Long live Peoples' anti-fascist Victory! fightbacknews.org 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…

F18News (2021-05-10). Uzbekistan: Shia Muslim Fined For Having Shia Material. eurasiareview.com By Mushfig Bayram | Police in Samarkand replaced Criminal Code charges against Shia Muslim Rashid Ibrahimov with Administrative Code charges. On 25 March, a Samarkand court fined him about two weeks' average wages for having Shia religious material on his mobile phone. The phone was ordered to be taken as state property. Ibrahimov — in line with the international human rights law the regime is obliged to respect — has told his friends that he does not think that having religious materials on his mobile phone is an offence. | Aziz Khakimov, Chief of the Court Chancellery, claimed to Forum 18 that Sh…

Staff (2021-05-10). Hamas sets deadline for Zionists to pull out from al-Aqsa. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — The Palestinian Resistance movement Hamas has set a deadline for the Zionist military to leave Al-Aqsa Mosque.

_____ (2021-05-10). Biden Is Reviewing US Policy In North Korea. popularresistance.org 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…

_____ (2021-05-10). Over 215 Injuries Among Palestinian Worshipers At Al-Aqsa Mosque. popularresistance.org 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.

_____ (2021-05-10). Brooklyn's Waterfront: A Just Transition? popularresistance.org 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…

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