2021-05-12: Social Media Postees

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End the US war on Afghanistan
wsws.org | 2021-05-12
Washington has no intention of ending the longest war in US history; at best, it plans only to continue it by other means.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/12/pers-m12.html

Afghanistan in Mourning After School Bombing in Kabul Kills 85, Mostly Hazara Shiite Girls
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-10
At least 85 people, mostly young girls, were killed in Afghanistan after several bomb blasts outside a school in the capital Kabul. Survivors said the bombs were timed to go off as the girls left school for the day. The neighborhood where the attack occurred is mostly populated by the minority Hazara Shia community, and the Afghan government blamed the Taliban, though the group denies responsibility. The massacre came one week after U.S. and NATO forces started their military withdrawal from Afghanistan and amid a surge in violence. We go to Kabul to speak with Basir Bita, a mentor with Afghan Youth Peace Volunte…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/10/afghan_school_attack_us_withdrawal

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

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 I know, I know: President Joe Biden has announced that our combat troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by 9/11 of this year, marking the 20th anniversary of the colossal failure of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney to defend America.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

US Troops Trying to Break Through from Afghanistan into Central Asia
Valery Kulikov | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-11
Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. As the evacuation …
globalresearch.ca/us-troops-trying-break-through-afghanistan-central-asia/5744959

Pakistan Rules Out Hosting US Military After Afghanistan Withdrawal
Dave DeCamp | news.antiwar.com | 2021-05-12
Since President Biden ordered the withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan, US military officials have been hoping to reposition forces in neighboring countries. On Tuesday, Pakistan ruled out the possibility that it would be used as a base for US operations in Afghanistan or any other US wars. | Speaking to reporters in Islamabad, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan has adopted a policy that allows it to become "only partners in peace" and not join any future US war. | "No sir, we do…
news.antiwar.com/2021/05/11/pakistan-rules-out-hosting-us-military-after-afghanistan-withdrawal/

CENTCOM: Afghanistan Withdrawal 6 to 12 Percent Complete
Dave DeCamp | news.antiwar.com | 2021-05-12
On Tuesday, US Central Command (CENTCOM) said the process of pulling troops out of Afghanistan was between six and 12 percent complete. | In a press release, CENTCOM said that the US has removed about the equivalent of 104 C-17 loads of material out of Afghanistan. The military has also turned over more than 1,800 pieces of equipment to the Defense Logistics Agency for destruction. | So far, the US has officially handed over one military facility to the A…
news.antiwar.com/2021/05/11/centcom-afghanistan-withdrawal-6-to-12-percent-complete/

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

CODEPINK Holds Mother's Day Peace Rally at Golden Gate
Leon Kunstenaar, CodePink | indybay.org | 2021-05-12
Continued killing in Afghanistan and other issues protested…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/09/18842380.php

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

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

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

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

VIDEO: People condemn terrorism in front of Afghan embassy
Kamal Iranidoost | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-11
TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — A rally was held Tue. in front of the Afghan embassy in the Iranian capital to commemorate those who were martyred in the recent terrorist attack on a girl school in Kabul.
en.mehrnews.com/news/173326/VIDEO-People-condemn-terrorism-in-front-of-Afghan-embassy

Iranian students condemn Afghanistan girl' school bomb attack
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-11
TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) –A great number of Iranian and Afghan students as well as some people convened in front of Afghan Embassy to the Islamic Republic of Iran and strongly condemned recent terrorist attack on Sayyid al-Shuhada School, west of Kabul.
en.mehrnews.com/news/173327/Iranian-students-condemn-Afghanistan-girl-school-bomb-attack

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

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

The True Meaning of the Afghan 'Withdrawal'
Alfred McCoy | thenation.com | 2021-05-11
The True Meaning of the Afghan 'Withdrawal'…
thenation.com/article/world/afghan-withdrawal-biden/

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

US Troops Trying to Break Through from Afghanistan into Central Asia
Valery Kulikov | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-11
Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. As the evacuation …
globalresearch.ca/us-troops-trying-break-through-afghanistan-central-asia/5744959

Headlines for May 10, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-10
Israeli Forces Attack, Injure Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Amid Protests Against Sheikh Jarrah Expulsions, At Least 85 People, Mostly Schoolgirls, Killed in Kabul Bomb Blasts, As COVID Devastates India, New Surges Prompt Restrictions Across Asia; Brazil Tops 15 Million Cases, WHO Approves Chinese Sinopharm Vaccine, Adding to COVAX Arsenal, Protests Erupt After Iraqi Activist Ehab al-Wazni Killed in Karbala, Colorado Springs Shooting Claims 7 Lives During Weekend Marked by Rash of Mass Shootings, DOJ Proposes Rule to Reign in "Ghost Guns" and Other Unregulated Firearms, DOJ Brings Federal Charges Against Derek Chauvin,…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/10/headlines

Circumstances still unclear more than a month after college student Samuel Yeager fatally shot by Colorado deputy
wsws.org | 2021-05-12
While several shots can be heard on selectively edited video released by the Douglas County Sheriff's Department, the video does not show Yeager firing at the police, nor does it show how he was killed by the deputies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/12/yeag-m12.html

World Health Organization declares B.1.617, first identified in India, the fourth variant of concern
wsws.org | 2021-05-12
The designation is used for those mutations that have demonstrated to be more contagious, deadly, or resistant to the COVID-19 vaccines currently being employed.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/12/inco-m12.html

WFTU: Long Live May 9th! Long live Peoples' anti-fascist Victory!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-10
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). | The World Federation of Trade Unions honors the 76th anniversary of the peoples' anti-fascist victory on May 9, 2021. | 9 May is the symbol of the great victory over Fascism and Nazism which in the times of the II World War seemed impossible to many. However, the enormous military power of the Germans and the Fascist Axis (Italy and Japan), despite the enormous support they received from the German and the International Monopolies, was defeated by the organized resistance of the peoples and the role…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/5/10/wftu-long-live-may-9th-long-live-peoples-anti-fascist-victory

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

Israel Kills Dozens in Gaza While Imposing "Constant War" on Palestinian Residents of Jerusalem
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-11
Israeli airstrikes in Gaza have killed at least 26 Palestinians, including nine children, as tension in the region has escalated sharply. Hundreds were also injured by Israeli forces Monday when they stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third-holiest site in Islam. Hamas responded by firing hundreds of rockets into Israel, which reportedly caused dozens of injuries but no deaths. The tension in Jerusalem has been mounting for weeks as Palestinians have been organizing to block Israel from forcibly evicting dozens of Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood to give their homes to Jewish settlers. The United Natio…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/11/israel_palestine_airstrikes_gaza_sheikh_jarrah

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

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

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

Biden Budget Would Send $1.3 Billion More to Israeli Military Than to Global Climate Programs: Analysis
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-11
A group of anti-war veterans said President Joe Biden's spending priorities indicate that he thinks "preserving apartheid is more important than fighting climate change." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/israel_violence.jpg
commondreams.org/news/2021/05/11/biden-budget-would-send-13-billion-more-israeli-military-global-climate-programs?cd-origin=rss

Seeking justice for Mikayla Miller, Black lesbian teen
Gery Armsby | workers.org | 2021-05-11
Hopkinton, Mass. May 6 — The death of 16-year-old Black lesbian Mikayla Miller under mysterious circumstances in mid-April has ignited an outcry from a broad front of anti-racism forces. Black and LGBTQ2S+ organizers from the Greater Boston area joined with Mikayla's grieving community to lead a vigil today that drew . . . | Continue reading Seeking justice for Mikayla Miller, Black lesbian teen at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/05/56331/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=after-death-by-cop-seeking-justice-for-mikayla-miller-black-lesbian-teen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

G7 Or Failed Colonial Powers Telling The World What To Do
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-10
The Foreign Ministers of G7 countries met in London this week and issued a communique painting Russia as a "malicious actor" and China as a "bully". It had little substance apart from ticking all the "right" boxes in its anti-China and anti-Russia campaign: Uyghurs, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Crimea, Ukraine, etc. It ended with arrogating to itself the mantle of being the "rules-based international order", distinct from what the real, lawful international order is, the United Nations and its Security Council. | This is why India's willingness to be a part of "invitees", to wait in the antechamber with Australia, South Ko…
popularresistance.org/g7-or-failed-colonial-powers-telling-the-world-what-to-do/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resistance of Iranian people coming to fruition: Rouhani
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hailed the resistance of the Iranian nation against the economic war of enemies.
en.mehrnews.com/news/173350/Resistance-of-Iranian-people-coming-to-fruition-Rouhani

Zionists' spider webs shattered by Palestinian Resistance
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — The Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said that the spider webs that the Zionists claimed to be iron [Iron dome] collapsed with Palestinian Resistance missiles.
en.mehrnews.com/news/173347/Zionists-spider-webs-shattered-by-Palestinian-Resistance

Final victory belongs to Palestine: Ghalibaf
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker said that martyrdom of former IRGC's Quds Force Commander Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani proved that motivation of resistance movement has been strengthened more than before.
en.mehrnews.com/news/173337/Final-victory-belongs-to-Palestine-Ghalibaf

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

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

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

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

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

Citizen's Arrest Law Repealed in Georgia Ahead of First Federal Hearing in Ahmaud Arbery Case
Joe Jurado | theroot.com | 2021-05-11
The shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery stood out last year because unlike so many instances of an unarmed Black man being shot, it wasn't by a cop; it was by a group of white men who grabbed their guns and wanted to play cop. Arbery's tragic death has led to the state of Georgia repealing its Civil War-era citizen's… Read…
theroot.com/citizen-s-arrest-law-repealed-in-georgia-ahead-of-first-1846870891

If a Celebrity Is Canceled in the Forest and Everyone Is Around to Hear Them, Do They Constantly Make Sounds?>
Tonja Renée Stidhum | thegrapevine.theroot.com | 2021-05-11
Oh, "Cancel Culture" discourse hasn't been canceled yet?! Alrighty… Read…
thegrapevine.theroot.com/if-a-celebrity-is-canceled-in-the-forest-and-everyone-i-1846867136

Tampa Bay Lightning Makes NHL History by Starting an All-Black Forward Line
Genetta M. Adams | theroot.com | 2021-05-11
Toward the end of his legendary standup special Never Scared, Chris Rock goes into a bit about the history of slavery and how slave masters used breeding to try to create "super slaves" and how that continues to affect America today. | Read…
theroot.com/tampa-bay-lightning-makes-nhl-history-by-starting-an-al-1846867494

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

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

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

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

WFTU: Long Live May 9th! Long live Peoples' anti-fascist Victory!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-10
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). | The World Federation of Trade Unions honors the 76th anniversary of the peoples' anti-fascist victory on May 9, 2021. | 9 May is the symbol of the great victory over Fascism and Nazism which in the times of the II World War seemed impossible to many. However, the enormous military power of the Germans and the Fascist Axis (Italy and Japan), despite the enormous support they received from the German and the International Monopolies, was defeated by the organized resistance of the peoples and the role…
fightbacknews.org/2021/5/10/wftu-long-live-may-9th-long-live-peoples-anti-fascist-victory

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

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

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

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

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2021-05-11: News Headlines

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

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

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 …

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 …

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…

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 (2021-05-11). 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…

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…

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…

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 . . . |

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 . . . |

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…

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.

_____ (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…

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.

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.

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 …

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. …

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 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…

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

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…

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…

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

_____ (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…

_____ (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…

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…

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…

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…

_____ (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…

_____ (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…

_____ (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…

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

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.

KQED (2021-05-10). Tuesday 5/11: Where Do Latinx Policies Stand After 100 Days of Biden-Harris? indybay.org Virtual…

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…

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…

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2021-05-08: News Headlines

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-05-08). The Spoils of War: Afghanistan's Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade. globalresearch.ca Since the US led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, the Golden Crescent opium trade has soared. According to the US media, this lucrative contraband is protected by Osama, the Taliban, not to mention, of course, the regional warlords, in defiance of the "international community".

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Blast Near School in Kabul Reportedly Leaves At Least 40 Dead, Dozens Injured. sputniknews.com This comes after US and NATO ground forces started withdrawing from Afghanistan on 1 May in accordance with an announcement made by President Biden last month.

Noam Chomsky (2021-05-08). United States Withdraws From Afghanistan? Not Really. zcomm.org The U.S. will "withdraw," but will also leave behind its assets to checkmate China and Russia. These geopolitical considerations eclipse any concern for the Afghan people…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-08). Three explosions hit Afghan capital on Saturday afternoon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Three explosions were heard in Kabul's 13th security zone, local media have reported on Saturday afternoon…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-08). Iran condemns terrorist attack on Kabul school. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh condemned a terrorist attack on an educational center in the west of the Afghan capital of Kabul.

Staff (2021-05-08). Taliban strongly condemns deadly explosions in W Kabul. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid condemned today's deadly bomb blasts hit western Afghanistan capital Kabul on Sat. and blamed ISIL Takfiri terrorists as the main cause behind the explosions in the capital.

Edward Corcoran* (2021-05-08). Re-Engaging Russia — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Russian realignment offers the biggest opportunity to dramatically transform the international situation in the immediate future. A cooperative relationship between Russia and the Industrialized World could be a highly visible example of democratic development, strongly undercutting Chinese promotion of autocracy and minimizing cyber intrusions. It would also significantly reduce requirements for military forces, including a potential for major reductions in nuclear weapons. Diplomatically, collaboration with Russia could help resolve confrontations in Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine, Belarus, Syria and Myanma…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-08). Massacre In Kabul: At Least 40 Killed In Girl School Bombing (Video). southfront.org Screen grab from TOLO News video. | At least 40 people were killed on May 8 when three explosions rocked the Sayed ul Shuhada school to the west of the Afghan capital Kabul. | The first explosion was caused by a booby-trapped car. Later, two rockets landed near the school, which hosts mostly female students. | A spokesman for the Interior Ministry, Tariq Arian, said that 25 people were killed. However, Ghulam Dastagir Nazari, a spokesman for the Health Ministry, put the death toll at 46 people. Most of the victims…

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-08). NATO Looking to Support the Afghan Military After Withdrawal. news.antiwar.com As NATO is pulling troops out of Afghanistan, "The drawdown of the NATO troops, the end of the Resolute Support Mission, is not the end to our partnership with Afghanistan, it's actually opening up a new chapter and we are now looking into how we can continue to provide support," "We are lookin…

_____ (2021-05-08). Global Protests Target Banks Funding Line 3 Pipeline. popularresistance.org San Francisco – Today across 8 countries, 4 continents, and 50 U.S. cities, hundreds of climate and Indigenous rights activists are protesting 20 banks that have backed loans for Enbridge, the company constructing the Line 3 tar sands pipeline through Anishinaabe territory in Minnesota. The protests feature elaborate and artful displays such as a body mural in Seattle spelling "Defund Line 3," a fake oil spill in New York, a large floating banner display in Chicago, a fake oil spill and giant dance party in D.C., and a street mural in San Francisco. Activists also effectively shut down branches of the 20 target b…

Sameena Rahman (2021-05-08). Why did the Biden administration reverse course on COVID vaccine patent waivers? liberationnews.org The Biden administration announced May 5 its support for waiving intellectual property (IP) rights for Coronavirus vaccines as the pandemic ravages countries around the world. This is a reversal of the administration's earlier position, as well as the stance that the U.S. government adopted under Trump. Western countries with high vaccination rates like the United …

Peter Koenig (2021-05-08). Beware of Covid PCR Testing and the Relentless "Vaccinate Vaccinate Vaccinate" Campaign. globalresearch.ca This therapy is untested. No substantial animal trials. In the few animal trials carried out, all animals died. Claiming an emergency, the FDA recognizes the gravity of the current public health emergency and has granted a so-called Emergency Use Application (EUA) for what effectively is a gene-therapy, not a vaccine.

Staff (2021-05-08). COVID-19 daily death toll in Iran stands at 283. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The coronavirus pandemic claimed 283 lives in Iran over the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry announced.

Waqaar Shah, Melissa Heightman, Stella O'Brien (2021-05-08). [Correspondence] UK guidelines for managing long-term effects of COVID-19. thelancet.com Robin Gorna and colleagues1 state that people with lived experience should have been involved in developing the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) guideline on managing the long-term effects of COVID-19. The expert advisory panel for developing the NICE—SIGN—RCGP guideline had 23 members who contributed substantial clinician and patient experience to discussions.2 Two stakeholder consultations were held and the guideline was adapted in response to feedback from patient-l…

The Lancet (2021-05-08). [Editorial] India's COVID-19 emergency. thelancet.com The scenes of suffering in India are hard to comprehend. As of May 4, more than 20 ∑2 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported, with a rolling average of 378‚Äà000 cases a day, together with more than 222‚Äà000 deaths, which experts believe are likely to be substantial underestimates. Hospitals are overwhelmed, and health workers are exhausted and becoming infected. Social media is full of desperate people (doctors and the public) seeking medical oxygen, hospital beds, and other necessities. Yet before the second wave of cases of COVID-19 began to mount in early March, I…

_____ (2021-05-08). Workers' Wages Rebound From Pandemics But Not For Blacks. popularresistance.org While wages for many Americans have rebounded to pre-pandemic levels, earnings for Black workers declined in the first quarter of 2021, growing the wage gap to its highest level since before the pandemic, according to a new analysis. | In a report of earnings data by the Ludwig Institute for Shared Economic Prosperity (LISEP) real median earnings have increased by 1 percent for the first quarter of 2021, driven in large part by a 1.6 percent increase in real earnings by Hispanic workers, while real earnings for white workers remained virtually unchanged. | Wages for white earners have fully recovered to pre-pande…

Staff (2021-05-08). Take Action! #SaveSheikhJarrah and Defend Jerusalem: Boycott Israel, Support Palestinian Resistance. samidoun.net As we approach the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba, the Zionist colonization of Palestine and the forced expulsion of Palestinians, the Nakba is continuing. This is apparent everywhere in Palestine, but perhaps is most clear in the heart of Jerusalem, Palestine's capital: in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan, where Palestinian families are being threatened with imminent expulsion from their homes and lands by the Israeli regime and its colonial settlers, as they refuse to concede their lives to racist Zionist colonialism. Palestinians in Jerusalem are under attack on multiple levels, defending their land, city and identity…

Staff (2021-05-08). The US Needs to Stop Treating Ramadan Like a National Security Issue. truthout.org Like many Muslims, I remember feeling excited as a child each year when Ramadan came around. Though I didn't entirely understand the purpose of fasting, I was proud of being Muslim and was eager to emulate my parents. Since I began fasting in second grade, Ramadan has been a core part of my practice of Islam. | While there is great diversity among Muslims around the globe, the holy month of Ramadan has the power of uniting the entire Ummah (the Arabic word for Muslim community) in a collective observ…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-08). Military Situation In Syria On May 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 8, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 52 times: 24 — in Idlib province, 17 — in Latakia province, 9 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On May 7, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in the Ariha area | On May 7, Turkish border guards reportedly killed a fisherman near Darkush town | On May 6, US forces carried out a military patrol near the town of Malekiyah | MORE O…

Staff (2021-05-08). Islamic Ummah urged to stand by inhabitants of al-Quds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — A senior member of Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement called on the Islamic Ummah to stand by the residents of al-Quds and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Palestine.

_____ (2021-05-08). Scheer Intelligence: The Ruling Class' Revenge Against Julian Assange. popularresistance.org The mistreatment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over the past decade has been defined as "psychological torture" by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer. Yet, there is still no real end in sight to Assange's promethean plight. Several months after a British judge blocked his extradition to the U.S.—citing that conditions in America's inhumane prison system would be detrimental to his health—the WikiLeaks founder continues to be held in a maximum security prison in the U.K. The U.S. government, first under Donald Trump's rule and now under Joe Biden's, is appealing the extradition rul…

_____ (2021-05-08). White Helmets Corruption Scandal Deepens. popularresistance.org The decade-long dirty war on Syria proved to be a cash cow for some of the most prominent US and UK regime-change operatives. Western government contractors got hundreds of millions of dollars to run schemes to destabilize Damascus — and some of them took a cut for themselves, profiting off of the pillage. | One of the main players in the cottage industry of contractors that helped run the Western regime-change war on Syria, and which was eventually implicated in a massive corruption scandal, was the Mayday Rescue Foundation. | Mayday served as the fiscal sponsor of Syria Civil Defense, known popularly as t…

WSWS (2021-05-08). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org Korea: Renault Samsung autoworkers locked out; Bangladeshi transport workers demand food assistance; Australian broadband network technicians walk off.

WSWS (2021-05-08). Istanbul electricity workers' struggle at the crossroads. wsws.org As the Bedaş workers' militant struggle threatens to inspire other sections of the working class, capitalist politicians of all political colors have been mobilized to drive workers into the dead end of trade unionism.

_____ (2021-05-08). How Biden Funded Colombia's Deadly Police Regime. popularresistance.org In the last week, Colombia has exploded in nationwide protests and work stoppages against the government of President Ivan Duque. With over 19 people killed by state forces in the last week, and with image after image of brutal police repression going viral across the world, the protests have sparked international outrage and concerns about human rights abuses. Joining this chorus of voices is a growing number of organizations and politicians urging Joe Biden's government to take direct action to curb police violence in Colombia and stop its continued funding of the country's brutal riot cops, commonly referred t…

_____ (2021-05-08). Hunger Strike: Yemeni People Are Being Starved. popularresistance.org During the early days of the war, when Iman Saleh called her family in Yemen, they would lie to reassure her they were safe. "They would always say, 'Don't worry, it's happening far from us,'" Saleh said. "It felt like I was becoming a burden to them, because now they were trying to make me feel better, on top of trying to survive." | Now, when Saleh calls her family in Yemen, she simply asks how their day is going. For the past six years, the 26-year-old organizer from Detroit has struggled with survivor's guilt, watching her homeland ravaged by a war between the U.S.-backed Saudi coalition and the Houthi rebels…

_____ (2021-05-08). Iran Says US Has Yet To Offer Enough Sanctions Relief. popularresistance.org The fourth round of talks aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal kicked off in Vienna on Friday. Iran's top negotiator said he believes the US is "serious" about returning to the agreement but that it has not yet offered adequate sanctions relief. | "The information transferred to us from the US side is that they are also serious on returning to the nuclear deal and they have so far declared their readiness to lift a great part of their sanctions," Iranian negotiator Abbas Araqchi said. | "But this is not adequate from our point of view and therefore the discussions will continue until we get to all our demands,…

_____ (2021-05-08). US First Quarter GDP: Recovery Or Just Another Rebound? popularresistance.org This past week the US Commerce Department released its early estimates for US GDP for the 1st Quarter 2021, January through March. If we are to believe the numbers, the US economy grew a respectable 6.4% during the period. But did it really? And does it represent a strong recovery underway? Or just a rebound, as the economy reopens in the services sector; and once the reopening concludes, will the economy flatten out again—as it did with last summer's 2020 partial reopening that collapsed in late 2020? | The first thing for readers to understand is the 6.4% is not really 6.4% for the first three months of 2…

_____ (2021-05-08). Colombian Security Forces Are Massacring People On The Streets. popularresistance.org In Colombia the right-wing government of Iván Duque is killing people taking part in an ongoing national strike protesting the government's economic policies and widespread human rights abuses. | Since the strike began at the end of April, Colombian human rights groups have estimated that 26 protestors have been killed by the government's infamous security forces. | In addition to the killings, there has been a major militarisation of cities, with reports of disappearances, sexual assaults on women protestors, and other abuses committed by the security forces. Local human rights organisations have registered 1,18…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). 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 …

sputniknews (2021-05-08). 'Escape Artist': Rabbit Gets Out of Cage in a Way That is Hard to Believe. sputniknews.com You will certainly watch this video over and over again to try and understand how this 'trick' is being done.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). 'Warmongering Fool' vs 'Cheeto Jesus': What's Behind Republicans' Push to Purge Liz Cheney? sputniknews.com Liz Cheney, the Wyoming congresswoman and daughter of once powerful GOP grandee and Iraq War architect Dick Cheney, is again facing expulsion from the leadership of her own party over her stance on Donald Trump — a representative of the more assertively anti-globalist, less aggressively interventionist wing of the Republican Party.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Hunter Biden's Secretary Reportedly Sent Him Flirty Emails. sputniknews.com The assistant also reportedly sent Hunter Biden research on Donald Trump to help Joe Biden's 2020 election bid during the campaign.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Photo: Three US Men Found Dead After Allegedly Igniting 'Black Powder Substance' Near Illinois River. sputniknews.com Thursday night, emergency personnel in LaSalle County, Illinois, responded to reports of an explosion along a section of the Illinois River. Several state and federal agents, including Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) personnel, later responded to the scene.

Staff (2021-05-08). Zionist regime to pay heavy price for aggression on Al-Quds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA)— Pointing to the Zionist regime's atrocities against Palestinian people, a senior member of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) said that Zionists would pay a heavy price for aggression against Palestinians.

Eurasia Review (2021-05-08). Exploring Functionality In Aquatic Ecosystems. eurasiareview.com The functions of water-dominated ecosystems can be considerably influenced and changed by hydrological fluctuation. The varying states of redox-active substances are of crucial importance here. Researchers at the University of Bayreuth have discovered this, in cooperation with partners from the Universities of Tàºbingen and Bristol and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Halle-Leipzig. They present their discovery in the journal Nature Geoscience. The new study enables a more precise understanding of the biogeochemical processes that contribute to the degradation of pollutants and the reducti…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-08). How Viruses And Bacteria Can Reach Drinking Water Wells. eurasiareview.com Induced bank filtration is a key and well-established approach to provide drinking water supply to populated areas located along rivers or lakes and with limited access to groundwater resources. It is employed in several countries worldwide, with notable examples in Europe, the United States, and parts of Africa. Contamination of surface waters poses a serious threat to attaining drinking water standards. | In this context, human pathogenic microorganisms such as some viruses and bacteria, originating from the discharge of wastewater treatment plants, form a major contaminant group. A detailed study at an indu…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-08). Study Tracked Large Sharks During Hurricanes. eurasiareview.com A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science tracked large sharks in Miami and The Bahamas to understand how these migratory animals respond to major storms, like hurricanes. | The researchers analyzed acoustic tag data from tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier), bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas), nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum), and great hammerheads (Sphyrna mokarran) before, during, and after Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Irma in 2017. They found that they behaved differently by species and location. | For example, in response t…

Sangeeta Gopal Saxena, Thomas Godfrey (2021-05-08). [Correspondence] Catalysing needed change for health systems in the USA. thelancet.com Powerful voices calling for change to address the health-care crisis in the USA are gaining momentum.1—3 These voices are in response to the Lancet Commission on public policy and health in the Trump era: a deep analysis of the causes of long-standing systemic failure of health-care delivery in the country. The proposed change is crucial but daunting, and can be catalysed by deepening the collaboration between clinical medicine and public health. Both efforts share the common goal of maintaining good health; yet they operate on parallel tracks in the USA.

Ty Beal, Anna Herforth, Shelly Sundberg, Sonja Y Hess, Lynnette M Neufeld (2021-05-08). [Correspondence] Differences in modelled estimates of global dietary intake. thelancet.com Robust global dietary data are essential for understanding the risk of undernutrition, obesity, and diet-related non-communicable diseases, which contribute substantially to the global burden of disease.1 Two separate entities—the Global Dietary Database (GDD) and the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2017 Diet Collaborators2—have compiled global dietary and proxy data to model quantitative intakes for adults from nearly every country. The underlying data in the modelled estimates from GDD include 24-h recalls, food frequency and Demographic and Health Survey questionnaires, biomarkers, and household sur…

KQED (2021-05-08). Tuesday 5/11: Where Do Latinx Policies Stand After 100 Days of Biden-Harris? indybay.org Virtual…

George Stacey (2021-05-08). Why is cryptocurrency popular in war zone areas, with an example of Ukraine and Syria? nationofchange.org Until the circumstance changes, Idlib's trades and exchanging work areas will probably stay connected up to the digital currency economy, even as close to every day airstrikes focus on the towns and field encompassing them.

Gabriela Lopez (2021-05-08). 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.

sputniknews (2021-05-07). Pentagon Adds 'Package' of F-18 Jets to Assist With US Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan. sputniknews.com US President Joe Biden announced in April that the withdrawal of American troops in Afghanistan would not be completed by the previously agreed upon May 1 deadline, declaring instead that the forces would be out of the war-torn country by September 11, marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the US.

Staff (2021-05-07). Headlines for May 7, 2021. democracynow.org Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Voter Suppression Bill, Texas and Ohio Republicans Advance Bills to Make It Harder to Vote, India Sets Yet Another World Record for Daily COVID-19 Infections, Study Finds COVID-19 Has Killed 6.9 Million Worldwide, More Than Double Official Count, German Chancellor Angela Merkel Rejects Patent Waiver for COVID-19 Vaccines, Police Raid on Rio de Janeiro Favela Leaves 25 Dead, with Reports of Execution-Style Killings, U.S. Sends Warplanes to Afghanistan Amid Withdrawal as HRW Warns Aid Cuts Jeopardize Women's Health, CodePink Co-Founder Calls Out General Dynamics CEO over Arms Sales t…

Alfred W. McCoy (2021-05-07). The True Meaning of the Afghan "Withdrawal" zcomm.org Will the Nightmare of Saigon's Fall Return in Kabul?>

Nilesh Kunwar (2021-05-07). America's Inglorious Afghanistan Foray — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Since Washington never ceases waxing eloquent on how its actions are guided by lofty principles and high moral values, recent news reports of an alleged secret deal with its arch enemy Taliban must have come as a big shock to the uninitiated. Those unaware of Uncle Sam's crafty ways would have been further scandalised to learn that under this deal struck in February last year, Taliban would provide protection to American troops deployed in Afghanistan against attacks by other terrorist groups. Even more galling is that Washington made this clandestine deal the cost of its main ally, the Afghan security forces.

Eurasia Review (2021-05-07). NATO Secretary General Discusses Military Mobility, Russia, Afghanistan With EU Defense Ministers. eurasiareview.com NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday (6 May 2021) that NATO continues to closely monitor Russia's significant military build-up in and around Ukraine. | Speaking at a meeting of European Union Defence Ministers, the Secretary General welcomed today's announcement by the EU to include Canada, Norway and the United States in PESCO projects on military mobility, enabling troops to move more quickly across Europe. "Non-EU Allies play an essential role in protecting and defending Europe", Mr Stoltenberg said. | The Secretary General also said that Russia had withdrawn some troops from Ukraine's…

Prof Alfred McCoy (2021-05-07). The True Meaning of the Afghan "Withdrawal" globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Many of us …

Anonymous669 (2021-05-07). Afghan Security Forces Launched Counter-Offensive In Baghlan To Halt Taliban Advance. southfront.org Afghan National Army soldiers prepare to move out following an inspection of troops at the Regional Military Training Center at Tactical Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, on July 30, 2015. JARROD MORRIS/U.S. ARMY | On May 7th, Afghan security forces launched a counter-offensive in the northern province of Baghlan to retrieve areas recently-captured by the Taliban. | The Afghan Ministry of Defense said that special forces had been deployed in the capital of Baghlan, Pul-e-Khumri. The forces are now working to retrieve several areas,…

Noam Chomsky — Vijay Prashad (2021-05-07). United States Withdraws From Afghanistan? Not Really. counterpunch.org The United States, it appears, is willing to allow the Taliban to return to power with two caveats: first, that the U.S. presence remains, and second, that the main rivals of the United States—namely China and Russia—have no role in Kabul. In 2011, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke in Chennai, India, where she proposed the creation of a New Silk Road Initiative that linked Central Asia through Afghanistan and via the ports of India; the purpose of this initiative was to cut off Russia from its links in Central Asia and to prevent the establishment of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative, w…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-07). Afghanistan: Taliban attacks amid sham US withdrawal. peoplesdispatch.org The US has stated that it is leaving the country, but it has not publicly talked about any plans for the exit of the undisclosed 1,000 troops, the special forces, private contractors, etc.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-07). Afghanistan: Nearly 1,600 Child Casualties in Airstrikes Over Past Five Years. news.antiwar.com Almost 1,600 children were killed or wounded in airstrikes in Afghanistan over the past five years, according to The report analyses data released earlier this year by the UN and found that between 2016 and 2020, there were 3,977 civilian casualties from airstrikes in Afghanistan, 1,598 of which were children. Out of that number, 785 were killed, and 813 were wounded. | About 50 percent of the civilian casualties w…

_____ (2021-05-07). Activist Confronts Defense Industry CEO For Company's Role In War Crimes. popularresistance.org An anti-war activist confronted General Dynamics CEO Phebe Novakovic on Wednesday during the company's shareholders' meeting, accusing the defense industry giant of profiting off war crimes and arming repressive, undemocratic regimes without "moral reflection." | "I appreciate the care you've taken to keep us safe during COVID," CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin told General Dynamics' board, which included Novakovic and former Defense Secretary James Mattis. "But," she added, "I wonder about the care that this company takes to keep people safe from the bombs and the other weapons that you produce that kill innoc…

teleSUR (2021-05-07). Unicef, Libya Agree To Extend Cooperation on Water Sanitation. telesurenglish.net On Thursday, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said it signed an agreement with the Libyan Ministry of Water Resources to extend its collaboration in the Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) project. | RELATED: | Hailing its cooperation with the Libyan ministry as "outstanding," the UN agency said in a statement that its support for the North African country also includes emergency assistance for COVID-…

_____ (2021-05-07). A Temporary TRIPS Waiver Is Not Enough. popularresistance.org A new poll finds that 59% percent of US voters support waiving all patent protections to produce generic versions of life-saving medicines for critical diseases, from Covid-19 and HIV/AIDS, to heart disease and diabetes. Only 28% disagreed. | The survey carried out by Data for Progress and the Progressive International, shows a super majority of 71% registered Democrats support the removal of all patent barriers to allow for the cheaper production of life-saving medicines. Even registered Republicans support the action with 47% in favor compared to 39% opposed.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-07). New CDC guidance for vaccinated adults. What does it mean? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced updated COVID-19 guidance for masking outdoors and for fully vaccinated people. For instance, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a protective mask outdoors, except in certain crowded settings and venues. "I completely agree with the updated CDC recommendations," says Dr. Abinash Virk, a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-07). COVID-19: Who's at higher risk of serious symptoms? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to remind people who is more at risk of serious coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms, which can vary widely. Some people have no symptoms at all, while others become so sick that they eventually need mechanical assistance to breathe. This article is written by Mayo Clinic …

teleSUR (2021-05-07). Germany Rejects Proposal to Waive COVID-19 Vaccine Patents. telesurenglish.net Germany's Health Minister Jens Spahn on Friday said his country rejects the U.S. proposal to waive patent rights on COVID-19 vaccines. | RELATED: | To justify his country's stance, this senior official recalled that Germany seeks to establish itself as an "innovation hub" that is interested in protecting intellectual property rights. | "The main issue is not the question of patents. The main issue is production capacities," the Hea…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-07). Bill Gates' Stand on Intellectual Property Is Facing a Pushback. peoplesdispatch.org Alexander Zaitchik discuss Bill Gates' recent comments on intellectual property rights in the context of COVID-19 vaccines, his long history as a spokesperson for Big Pharma, and the various struggles across the world for a fairer IPR regime and health for all…

WSWS (2021-05-07). Rise in tuberculosis in Peru: A byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org Epidemiologists predict a rise in tuberculosis (TB) due to treatment disruptions related to COVID pandemic. Treatment lapses leading to an increase of drug-resistant tuberculosis remains a concern reversing the progress made in TB progress worldwide.

_____ (2021-05-07). In Kerala, The Present Is Dominated By The Future. popularresistance.org Kerala, a state in the Indian union with a population of 35 million, has re-elected the Left Democratic Front (LDF) to lead the government for another five years. Since 1980, the people of Kerala have voted out the incumbent, seeking to alternate between the Left and the Right. This year, the people decided to stay with the Left and give the Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader, Pinarayi Vijayan, a second term in office as the Chief Minister. Health Minister K. K. Shailaja, popularly known as Shailaja Teacher, won her re-election with a record-breaking tally of over 60,000 votes, far exceeding her closest co…

_____ (2021-05-07). The Leaked Zarif Tape: What Western Media Heard And What He Actually Said. popularresistance.org Tehran, Iran – On April 25, the Saudi-funded and U.K.-backed "Iran International" released a leaked audio recording of Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif, in conversation with Iranian economist Saeed Laylaz for what appeared to be an oral history project. Immediately, the three-hour-plus conversation generated a great deal of controversy in Iran and plenty of commentary abroad. In the course of the conversation, Zarif spoke about his diplomatic posts, before and during the Rouhani administration, and his future political ambitions (or lack thereof). He ruminated on his relationship with President Hassan Rouhani…

The Socialist Program (2021-05-07). The Real Story: Understanding China's Foreign Policy — 1959-1965. liberationnews.org Today's episode is the second in a multi-part series that takes an in-depth look at the history of China's foreign policy.

Jay Connor (2021-05-07). This Ain't What Jesus Died For. theroot.com "A wise man told me, 'Don't argue with fools' | 'Cause people from a distance can't tell who is who…"

Jessica Moulite (2021-05-07). 'The Most Positively Challenging Rollercoaster You'll Ever Be On': Here's How These Three Women Are Experiencing First-Time Motherhood. theroot.com Keara James and her husband were long distance for three years when she got pregnant in October 2019.

Dean Baker (2021-05-07). More Cheap Fun: Job Growth Under Biden and Trump. cepr.net To repeat my standard disclaimer, I know this sort of comparison is silly, but I also know that Trump and the Republicans would be touting this to the sky if the shoe were on the other foot. So, here's the latest, the economy has created approximately 1.6 million in three months under Biden. It lost …

Anonymous669 (2021-05-07). ISIS Released Photos Of Fierce Attack On Town In Nigeria's Yobe State. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On May 6th, ISIS news agency Amaq shared photos of a recent large-scale attack by the terrorist group's fighters on the town of Geidem in the northeastern Nigerian state of Yobe. | During the attack, which took place on April 23, ISIS terrorists stormed Geidem. The terrorists engaged in a fierce battle with the Nigerian Armed Forces. Nigerian troops showed resistance. However, the terrorists overrun all defenses."In the course of the attack, the fighters bur…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-07). Erdogan Insists On 'Pharaonic' Project Of Istanbul Canal. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Thomas ST. | The recent accident in the Suez Canal was used by the Turkish government in a bid to curb the indignant reaction to the mega-project of Channel of Constantinople (Canal Istanbul). | The project is supposed to connect the Marmara Sea with the Black Sea, bypassing the Bosphorus Straits. Canal Istanbul, backed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reportedly aims to create an alternative shipping route to protect Istanbul from environmental disasters that could result fr…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-07). Erdogan Insists On 'Pharaonic' Project Of Istanbul Canal. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Thomas ST. | The recent accident in the Suez Canal was used by the Turkish government in a bid to curb the indignant reaction to the mega-project of Channel of Constantinople (Canal Istanbul). | The project is supposed to connect the Marmara Sea with the Black Sea, bypassing the Bosphorus Straits. Canal Istanbul, backed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reportedly aims to create an alternative shipping route to protect Istanbul from environmental disasters that could re…

Monika Zgustova (2021-05-07). The Robot Was Born a Hundred Years Ago. counterpunch.org "Robot!" was what the painter Josef Čapek, his mouth full of paint brushes, said to his brother Karel, the writer, when asked what name he could give to an artificial assistant of mankind in the play that Karel was completing. Karel didn't have too many second thoughts. Robot: the word was just right for his

Eds. (2021-05-07). Two classes of trans kids are emerging—those who have access to puberty blockers, and those who don't. mronline.org For decades, kids who didn't conform to the gender expected of them were forced to endure treatments designed to "cure" their gender nonconformity. This form of therapy, called "reparative" or "corrective," typically involved instructing parents—and sometimes teachers—to subject children to constant surveillance and correction. | May 7, 2021…

Staff (2021-05-07). Power balance in Palestine, region 'in favor of Resistance'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker in a message on Thursday wrote that today, balance of power in Palestine and the region is in interest of the Resistance movement which can bring Palestinians closer to their ideals more than ever.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-07). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Reducing rejection by reversing order of heart-liver transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For heart-liver transplants, the liver and heart must come from the same donor, and some patients wait years to receive both organs. Also, antibodies from the donor can increase chances of the receiving patient rejecting the heart. But Dr. Sudhir Kushwaha, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular transplant surgeon, says when a liver transplant is also involved, …

_____ (2021-05-07). Rebellion Sweeps Colombia Despite Deadly Repression. popularresistance.org Massive protests are taking place throughout Colombia as people stand firm in the face of deadly police violence. Since April 28, when a general strike was called to oppose deeply regressive proposed tax reforms, nationwide demonstrations against far right President Iván Duque have been ongoing. | "The repression on the streets perpetuated by the police force is systematic," a young protester in Colombia who wished to remain anonymous told Liberation, "The ESMAD [Mobile Anti-Disturbances Squadron] along with the national police shoots without remorse rubber bullets, tear gas and attack the protestors." | This is…

_____ (2021-05-07). AFL-CIO's Report Shows Commitment To Defending Police Unions. popularresistance.org On July 2020, a month after protests over racial injustice and police violence set the AFL-CIO headquarters on fire, America's largest union coalition formed a "Task Force on Racial Justice" as a signal that it was taking the issues seriously. A subcommittee of that task force was charged with producing a report on the touchy issue of the labor movement's relationship to police unions. In These Times has obtained a copy of that committee's draft report, which is currently circulating within the group before being released to the public. As it stands, the report amounts to a definitive rejecti…

teleSUR (2021-05-07). Brazilian Justice Investigates Police Raid That Left 25 Deaths. telesurenglish.net The Brazilian Prosecutor's Office announced that it will launch an investigation into the police operation that left at least 25 people dead in the Jacarezinho neighborhood, in Rio de Janeiro, on May 6. | RELATED: | The incident will be inquired into due to complaints from social organizations and residents about the police brutality that took place during the raid. | "We will verify the circumstances and deaths surro…

_____ (2021-05-07). On Education, Biden Is Making Sure 'Nothing Will Fundamentally Change'. popularresistance.org When it comes to education policy, Joe Biden is following through on his promise that nothing will fundamentally change. | While he expressed support for some progressive measures on the campaign trail, like ending the high-stakes testing mandate for K-12 and giving relief to higher education students and borrowers, his actions so far have led some to surmise that corporatists and reformers are running the show at the Department of Education. Secretary Miguel Cardona has taken a prolonged "Help is Here" tour, but urgent demands from students, parents, and teachers are going unmet. | Here's a breakdown of the admi…

_____ (2021-05-07). Why Black Women Are Often Missing From Conversations About Police Violence. popularresistance.org When Lajuana Phillips was shot and killed by a police officer in late 2018, she was a mother of three children, a daughter and a cousin who was described by family as "a hard worker," according to an online memorial. But Phillip's death received little media attention. There were a few local stories when she was first identified by police, and others detailing the circumstances that led to her being shot at six times. But that was about it. | Phillips isn't alone. Crystal Danielle Ragland, who was killed in Huntsville, Alabama; Latasha Nicole Walton of Florida; and April Webster of South Carolina, to name a few,…

_____ (2021-05-07). More States Enter The Race To Criminalize Protest. popularresistance.org It was April 1, and Jestin Dupree had driven more than 400 miles from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana to the state's capital, Helena, to testify against legislation that could be used to jail environmental protesters. For years, his tribe had been protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, which was to cross the Missouri River, their main source of water. Their efforts seemed to be vindicated when the project was cancelled by President Joe Biden during his first day in office. | Montana's new legislation, however, would allow environmental protesters to be jailed for up to 18 months if they obs…

teleSUR (2021-05-07). Chile and Bolivia Resume Dialogue After More Than a Decade. telesurenglish.net Chile and Bolivia announced that they would advance to the normalization of bilateral relations as they resume a dialogue suspended in 2010. However, the conversations will not include the Bolivian maritime demand. | RELATED: | "In a meeting held on April 30 of this year, the delegations of both countries agreed to advance a roadmap for 2021, which will be developed in the instances established bilaterally," the Bolivian Fore…

_____ (2021-05-07). Progressives Capitulate To Biden. popularresistance.org No one is holding Joe Biden's "feet to the fire" or pushing him left or taking any of the other make believe actions which were meant to silence the Democratic Party's left wing. There is no longer any need to say that such claims are phony when proof comes straight from the horses' mouths. | The Justice Democrats, Progressive Caucus and Congressional Black Caucus all sing Biden's praises despite the fact that he lied to them and to their constituents during the 2020 campaign. All of the policies that rank and file Democrats want to see realized are again left behind though their party has the power to enact them…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-07). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-07). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breast cancer radiotherapy and treatment innovations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The type of breast cancer a person has and how far it has spread determine the appropriate treatment. Previously, a patient with breast cancer might have received five to six weeks of radiation therapy. But the approach is changing. "For many years, we had the understanding that giving a little bit of radiation each day, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-07). Mayo Clinic Minute: Understanding lung cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Each year, more people die from lung cancer than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society. To help better understand lung cancer, reporter Jason Howland talks to Dr. Karen Swanson, a Mayo Clinic pulmonologist and critical care specialist, in your …

teleSUR (2021-05-07). India Protests Bill Gates' Stance Against Vaccine Tech Sharing. telesurenglish.net Swadeshi Jagran Manch, the economic branch of a nationalist organization in India, protested against Bill Gates in New Delhi on Friday over his recent remarks against waiving intellectual property rights (IPR) on vaccine patents, which would enable developing nations to use the ingredients and produce their own versions. | RELATED: | Swadeshi Jagran Manch is the economic branch of Hindu nationalist organization Rashtriya Swaya…

sputniknews (2021-05-07). Israeli Intelligence Boss Holds Talks With Bahraini Top Security Officials During Official Visit. sputniknews.com Israel continues to develop relations with Gulf nations after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain agreed to normalize relations with Tel Aviv under the Abraham Accords, a diplomatic effort substantially inspired by the previous US executive administration.

sputniknews (2021-05-07). Turkey Says US Laid Ground for Dialogue on F-35 Jets. sputniknews.com A Turkish defence official said that the US has tried to avoid the memorandum of understanding on F-35 in practice, but it was not possible legally.

Isaac Enríquez Pérez (2021-05-07). El crimen organizado como engranaje del capitalismo. globalizacion.ca Una tesis es fundamental para iniciar el debate: el crimen organizado es parte consustancial de los procesos de acumulación de capital, y —a su vez— se engarza con mecanismos de desposesión y despojo, así como con la triple explotación —la…

Staff (2021-05-07). Flames of Palestinian Intifada, Resistance not to be put out. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — On the occasion of International Quds Day, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) issued a statement on Thu. and said that flames of Palestinian Intifada and Resistance will not be extinguished.

Staff (2021-05-07). Quds Day born out of Islamic Resistance Discourse. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) —Quds Day, held on the last Friday of Ramadan aimed at voicing support for the Palestinians, was born out of the "Islamic Resistance Discourse" after the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

Staff (2021-05-07). Iran never leaves friends, allies alone: Nasrallah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — The Hezbollah secretary-general said on Friday that Iran is the most powerful nation in the Resistance Front, adding that the US and Israeli have run out of options to make Iran abandon its nuclear program.

May Day in San Francisco (2021-05-07). Call to Support Organized Labor, Free Mumia and Stand Up for Black/Brown/Asian Unity. indybay.org On May 1st, thousands marched to support organized labor in San Francisco. Many unions and workers' groups marched up Market Street to protest racism and call for passage of the PRO Act by the U.S. Congress. Signs said Mumia is a class war prisoner and called for an end to the death penalty. There was new emphasis this year on the importance of Black/Brown/Asian Unity.

Arab News (2021-05-07). Pakistan PM Imran Khan In Saudi Arabia For Three-Day Visit. eurasiareview.com Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived Friday in Saudi Arabia ahead of a three-day visit to the Kingdom, on the invitation of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. | Khan was received in Jeddah by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Minister of Commerce, Acting Minister of Information, Dr. Majed Al-Qasabi and other officials on his arrival. | In meetings with Saudi leadership over the coming days, Khan will cover all areas of bilateral cooperation including economics, trade, investment, environment, energy, job opportunities for the Pakistani workforce, and the welfare of the Pakistani diaspora in the…

sputniknews (2021-05-07). Johnson, Macron Will Try to 'Dial Down Rhetoric', Reset Ties Amid Fishing Rights Standoff. sputniknews.com Tempers flared on Thursday between the UK and France in a maritime standoff over fishing rights to waters around the Channel island of Jersey as the French side accused the self-governing British Crown Dependency of restricting licences for small boats to operate within 12 miles of its shores, in a breach of the Brexit agreement.

Bertha Martinez (2021-05-07). Social Activism of Black Lives Matter: Institutional Responses. indybay.org Institutions in America should show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. By doing so, they demonstrate that they understand the severity of police brutality against black people.

Jason Ditz (2021-05-07). Iraqi Shi'ite Militias Distance Themselves From Iran, Fearing Abandonment. news.antiwar.com The schism between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims has caused tensions for centuries, and has recently been seen as a source of tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Iraq, which borders both nations and has populations of both types, has a group of Shi'ite militias that are formally aligned with Iran, and were instrumental in fighting against ISIS. | Iraq, which worries about hosting potential fights, has

Jason Ditz (2021-05-07). Iraqi Shi'ite Militias Distance Themselves From Iran, Fearing Abandonment. news.antiwar.com The schism between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims has caused tensions for centuries, and has recently been seen as a source of tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Iraq, which borders both nations and has populations of both types, has a group of Shi'ite militias that are formally aligned with Iran, and were instrumental in fighting against ISIS. | Iraq, who worries about hosting potential fights, has

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-07). Belarus ready to hold early presidential election same day U.S. does. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Belarusian Telegraph AgencyMay 7, 2021 Lukashenko names conditions for early presidential election in Belarus ==== Belarus thanks U.S. for telling it how to run elections, country — with assistance of Sixth Fleet Top Belarus commander warns of NATO build-up near Belarusian, Russian borders Last bastion: Belarus warns of repetition of 1921, 1941 tragedies Belarus: Wars have taken on …

WSWS (2021-05-07). Alabama miners brace for long battle against Warrior Met Coal. wsws.org The five-week strike by 1,100 miners is at a turning point, as both the coal company and the United Mine Workers seek to wear down miners and break their resistance.

WSWS (2021-05-07). Ceasefire reached in deadly border conflict between Central Asian republics. wsws.org Over 50 people died and hundreds more were injured on both sides of the disputed border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in the resource-rich Fergana Valley.

Laura Wells (2021-05-07). Ten Things to Understand about Latin America. counterpunch.org The United States — the land and people — will be a lot better off when the idea of US supremacy is dropped. Toward that end, and toward the goal of a better world, here are ten things for the US to understand about Latin America. 1. Threat of a good example. That is the

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-07). GOP-Led Texas House Passes 'Straight-Up Assault on Voting Rights' in Dead of Night. commondreams.org "Every day the Republican Party is working to strip Americans of their right to vote." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/voting_texas.jpg

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-07). Pay a Living Wage or 'Flip Your Own Damn Burgers': Progressives Blast Right-Wing Narrative on Jobs. commondreams.org "If one in four recipients are making more off unemployment than they did working, that's not an indictment of $300 a week in UI benefits. It's an indictment of corporations paying starvation wages." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/living_wages_damn_burgers.jpg

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Waqaar Shah, Melissa Heightman, Stella O'Brien (2021-05-08). [Correspondence] UK guidelines for managing long-term effects of COVID-19. thelancet.com Robin Gorna and colleagues1 state that people with lived experience should have been involved in developing the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) guideline on managing the long-term effects of COVID-19. The expert advisory panel for developing the NICE—SIGN—RCGP guideline had 23 members who contributed substantial clinician and patient experience to discussions.2 Two stakeholder consultations were held and the guideline was adapted in response to feedback from patient-l…

The Lancet (2021-05-08). [Editorial] India's COVID-19 emergency. thelancet.com The scenes of suffering in India are hard to comprehend. As of May 4, more than 20 ∑2 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported, with a rolling average of 378‚Äà000 cases a day, together with more than 222‚Äà000 deaths, which experts believe are likely to be substantial underestimates. Hospitals are overwhelmed, and health workers are exhausted and becoming infected. Social media is full of desperate people (doctors and the public) seeking medical oxygen, hospital beds, and other necessities. Yet before the second wave of cases of COVID-19 began to mount in early March, I…

Ty Beal, Anna Herforth, Shelly Sundberg, Sonja Y Hess, Lynnette M Neufeld (2021-05-08). [Correspondence] Differences in modelled estimates of global dietary intake. thelancet.com Robust global dietary data are essential for understanding the risk of undernutrition, obesity, and diet-related non-communicable diseases, which contribute substantially to the global burden of disease.1 Two separate entities—the Global Dietary Database (GDD) and the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2017 Diet Collaborators2—have compiled global dietary and proxy data to model quantitative intakes for adults from nearly every country. The underlying data in the modelled estimates from GDD include 24-h recalls, food frequency and Demographic and Health Survey questionnaires, biomarkers, and household sur…

Sangeeta Gopal Saxena, Thomas Godfrey (2021-05-08). [Correspondence] Catalysing needed change for health systems in the USA. thelancet.com Powerful voices calling for change to address the health-care crisis in the USA are gaining momentum.1—3 These voices are in response to the Lancet Commission on public policy and health in the Trump era: a deep analysis of the causes of long-standing systemic failure of health-care delivery in the country. The proposed change is crucial but daunting, and can be catalysed by deepening the collaboration between clinical medicine and public health. Both efforts share the common goal of maintaining good health; yet they operate on parallel tracks in the USA.

sputniknews (2021-05-07). Pentagon Adds 'Package' of F-18 Jets to Assist With US Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan. sputniknews.com US President Joe Biden announced in April that the withdrawal of American troops in Afghanistan would not be completed by the previously agreed upon May 1 deadline, declaring instead that the forces would be out of the war-torn country by September 11, marking the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the US.

Nilesh Kunwar (2021-05-07). America's Inglorious Afghanistan Foray — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Since Washington never ceases waxing eloquent on how its actions are guided by lofty principles and high moral values, recent news reports of an alleged secret deal with its arch enemy Taliban must have come as a big shock to the uninitiated. Those unaware of Uncle Sam's crafty ways would have been further scandalised to learn that under this deal struck in February last year, Taliban would provide protection to American troops deployed in Afghanistan against attacks by other terrorist groups. Even more galling is that Washington made this clandestine deal the cost of its main ally, the Afghan security forces.

Eurasia Review (2021-05-07). NATO Secretary General Discusses Military Mobility, Russia, Afghanistan With EU Defense Ministers. eurasiareview.com NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday (6 May 2021) that NATO continues to closely monitor Russia's significant military build-up in and around Ukraine. | Speaking at a meeting of European Union Defence Ministers, the Secretary General welcomed today's announcement by the EU to include Canada, Norway and the United States in PESCO projects on military mobility, enabling troops to move more quickly across Europe. "Non-EU Allies play an essential role in protecting and defending Europe", Mr Stoltenberg said. | The Secretary General also said that Russia had withdrawn some troops from Ukraine's…

Alfred W. McCoy (2021-05-07). The True Meaning of the Afghan "Withdrawal" zcomm.org Will the Nightmare of Saigon's Fall Return in Kabul?>

Staff (2021-05-07). Power balance in Palestine, region 'in favor of Resistance'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker in a message on Thursday wrote that today, balance of power in Palestine and the region is in interest of the Resistance movement which can bring Palestinians closer to their ideals more than ever.

WSWS (2021-05-07). Rise in tuberculosis in Peru: A byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org Epidemiologists predict a rise in tuberculosis (TB) due to treatment disruptions related to COVID pandemic. Treatment lapses leading to an increase of drug-resistant tuberculosis remains a concern reversing the progress made in TB progress worldwide.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-07). COVID-19: Who's at higher risk of serious symptoms? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to remind people who is more at risk of serious coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms, which can vary widely. Some people have no symptoms at all, while others become so sick that they eventually need mechanical assistance to breathe. This article is written by Mayo Clinic …

_____ (2021-05-07). Activist Confronts Defense Industry CEO For Company's Role In War Crimes. popularresistance.org An anti-war activist confronted General Dynamics CEO Phebe Novakovic on Wednesday during the company's shareholders' meeting, accusing the defense industry giant of profiting off war crimes and arming repressive, undemocratic regimes without "moral reflection." | "I appreciate the care you've taken to keep us safe during COVID," CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin told General Dynamics' board, which included Novakovic and former Defense Secretary James Mattis. "But," she added, "I wonder about the care that this company takes to keep people safe from the bombs and the other weapons that you produce that kill innoc…

_____ (2021-05-07). A Temporary TRIPS Waiver Is Not Enough. popularresistance.org A new poll finds that 59% percent of US voters support waiving all patent protections to produce generic versions of life-saving medicines for critical diseases, from Covid-19 and HIV/AIDS, to heart disease and diabetes. Only 28% disagreed. | The survey carried out by Data for Progress and the Progressive International, shows a super majority of 71% registered Democrats support the removal of all patent barriers to allow for the cheaper production of life-saving medicines. Even registered Republicans support the action with 47% in favor compared to 39% opposed.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-07). Bill Gates' Stand on Intellectual Property Is Facing a Pushback. peoplesdispatch.org Alexander Zaitchik discuss Bill Gates' recent comments on intellectual property rights in the context of COVID-19 vaccines, his long history as a spokesperson for Big Pharma, and the various struggles across the world for a fairer IPR regime and health for all…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-07). New CDC guidance for vaccinated adults. What does it mean? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced updated COVID-19 guidance for masking outdoors and for fully vaccinated people. For instance, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a protective mask outdoors, except in certain crowded settings and venues. "I completely agree with the updated CDC recommendations," says Dr. Abinash Virk, a …

_____ (2021-05-07). In Kerala, The Present Is Dominated By The Future. popularresistance.org Kerala, a state in the Indian union with a population of 35 million, has re-elected the Left Democratic Front (LDF) to lead the government for another five years. Since 1980, the people of Kerala have voted out the incumbent, seeking to alternate between the Left and the Right. This year, the people decided to stay with the Left and give the Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader, Pinarayi Vijayan, a second term in office as the Chief Minister. Health Minister K. K. Shailaja, popularly known as Shailaja Teacher, won her re-election with a record-breaking tally of over 60,000 votes, far exceeding her closest co…

Monika Zgustova (2021-05-07). The Robot Was Born a Hundred Years Ago. counterpunch.org "Robot!" was what the painter Josef Čapek, his mouth full of paint brushes, said to his brother Karel, the writer, when asked what name he could give to an artificial assistant of mankind in the play that Karel was completing. Karel didn't have too many second thoughts. Robot: the word was just right for his

Eds. (2021-05-07). Two classes of trans kids are emerging—those who have access to puberty blockers, and those who don't. mronline.org For decades, kids who didn't conform to the gender expected of them were forced to endure treatments designed to "cure" their gender nonconformity. This form of therapy, called "reparative" or "corrective," typically involved instructing parents—and sometimes teachers—to subject children to constant surveillance and correction. | May 7, 2021…

_____ (2021-05-07). The Leaked Zarif Tape: What Western Media Heard And What He Actually Said. popularresistance.org Tehran, Iran – On April 25, the Saudi-funded and U.K.-backed "Iran International" released a leaked audio recording of Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif, in conversation with Iranian economist Saeed Laylaz for what appeared to be an oral history project. Immediately, the three-hour-plus conversation generated a great deal of controversy in Iran and plenty of commentary abroad. In the course of the conversation, Zarif spoke about his diplomatic posts, before and during the Rouhani administration, and his future political ambitions (or lack thereof). He ruminated on his relationship with President Hassan Rouhani…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-07). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Reducing rejection by reversing order of heart-liver transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For heart-liver transplants, the liver and heart must come from the same donor, and some patients wait years to receive both organs. Also, antibodies from the donor can increase chances of the receiving patient rejecting the heart. But Dr. Sudhir Kushwaha, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular transplant surgeon, says when a liver transplant is also involved, …

_____ (2021-05-07). Rebellion Sweeps Colombia Despite Deadly Repression. popularresistance.org Massive protests are taking place throughout Colombia as people stand firm in the face of deadly police violence. Since April 28, when a general strike was called to oppose deeply regressive proposed tax reforms, nationwide demonstrations against far right President Iván Duque have been ongoing. | "The repression on the streets perpetuated by the police force is systematic," a young protester in Colombia who wished to remain anonymous told Liberation, "The ESMAD [Mobile Anti-Disturbances Squadron] along with the national police shoots without remorse rubber bullets, tear gas and attack the protestors." | This is…

_____ (2021-05-07). AFL-CIO's Report Shows Commitment To Defending Police Unions. popularresistance.org On July 2020, a month after protests over racial injustice and police violence set the AFL-CIO headquarters on fire, America's largest union coalition formed a "Task Force on Racial Justice" as a signal that it was taking the issues seriously. A subcommittee of that task force was charged with producing a report on the touchy issue of the labor movement's relationship to police unions. In These Times has obtained a copy of that committee's draft report, which is currently circulating within the group before being released to the public. As it stands, the report amounts to a definitive rejecti…

WSWS (2021-05-07). Alabama miners brace for long battle against Warrior Met Coal. wsws.org The five-week strike by 1,100 miners is at a turning point, as both the coal company and the United Mine Workers seek to wear down miners and break their resistance.

_____ (2021-05-07). On Education, Biden Is Making Sure 'Nothing Will Fundamentally Change'. popularresistance.org When it comes to education policy, Joe Biden is following through on his promise that nothing will fundamentally change. | While he expressed support for some progressive measures on the campaign trail, like ending the high-stakes testing mandate for K-12 and giving relief to higher education students and borrowers, his actions so far have led some to surmise that corporatists and reformers are running the show at the Department of Education. Secretary Miguel Cardona has taken a prolonged "Help is Here" tour, but urgent demands from students, parents, and teachers are going unmet. | Here's a breakdown of the admi…

WSWS (2021-05-07). Ceasefire reached in deadly border conflict between Central Asian republics. wsws.org Over 50 people died and hundreds more were injured on both sides of the disputed border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in the resource-rich Fergana Valley.

Laura Wells (2021-05-07). Ten Things to Understand about Latin America. counterpunch.org The United States — the land and people — will be a lot better off when the idea of US supremacy is dropped. Toward that end, and toward the goal of a better world, here are ten things for the US to understand about Latin America. 1. Threat of a good example. That is the

_____ (2021-05-07). Why Black Women Are Often Missing From Conversations About Police Violence. popularresistance.org When Lajuana Phillips was shot and killed by a police officer in late 2018, she was a mother of three children, a daughter and a cousin who was described by family as "a hard worker," according to an online memorial. But Phillip's death received little media attention. There were a few local stories when she was first identified by police, and others detailing the circumstances that led to her being shot at six times. But that was about it. | Phillips isn't alone. Crystal Danielle Ragland, who was killed in Huntsville, Alabama; Latasha Nicole Walton of Florida; and April Webster of South Carolina, to name a few,…

_____ (2021-05-07). More States Enter The Race To Criminalize Protest. popularresistance.org It was April 1, and Jestin Dupree had driven more than 400 miles from the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana to the state's capital, Helena, to testify against legislation that could be used to jail environmental protesters. For years, his tribe had been protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, which was to cross the Missouri River, their main source of water. Their efforts seemed to be vindicated when the project was cancelled by President Joe Biden during his first day in office. | Montana's new legislation, however, would allow environmental protesters to be jailed for up to 18 months if they obs…

sputniknews (2021-05-07). Israeli Intelligence Boss Holds Talks With Bahraini Top Security Officials During Official Visit. sputniknews.com Israel continues to develop relations with Gulf nations after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain agreed to normalize relations with Tel Aviv under the Abraham Accords, a diplomatic effort substantially inspired by the previous US executive administration.

Staff (2021-05-07). Flames of Palestinian Intifada, Resistance not to be put out. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — On the occasion of International Quds Day, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) issued a statement on Thu. and said that flames of Palestinian Intifada and Resistance will not be extinguished.

Staff (2021-05-07). Quds Day born out of Islamic Resistance Discourse. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) —Quds Day, held on the last Friday of Ramadan aimed at voicing support for the Palestinians, was born out of the "Islamic Resistance Discourse" after the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

Staff (2021-05-07). Iran never leaves friends, allies alone: Nasrallah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — The Hezbollah secretary-general said on Friday that Iran is the most powerful nation in the Resistance Front, adding that the US and Israeli have run out of options to make Iran abandon its nuclear program.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-07). Mayo Clinic Minute: Understanding lung cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Each year, more people die from lung cancer than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society. To help better understand lung cancer, reporter Jason Howland talks to Dr. Karen Swanson, a Mayo Clinic pulmonologist and critical care specialist, in your …

Isaac Enríquez Pérez (2021-05-07). El crimen organizado como engranaje del capitalismo. globalizacion.ca Una tesis es fundamental para iniciar el debate: el crimen organizado es parte consustancial de los procesos de acumulación de capital, y —a su vez— se engarza con mecanismos de desposesión y despojo, así como con la triple explotación —la…

sputniknews (2021-05-07). Johnson, Macron Will Try to 'Dial Down Rhetoric', Reset Ties Amid Fishing Rights Standoff. sputniknews.com Tempers flared on Thursday between the UK and France in a maritime standoff over fishing rights to waters around the Channel island of Jersey as the French side accused the self-governing British Crown Dependency of restricting licences for small boats to operate within 12 miles of its shores, in a breach of the Brexit agreement.

May Day in San Francisco (2021-05-07). Call to Support Organized Labor, Free Mumia and Stand Up for Black/Brown/Asian Unity. indybay.org On May 1st, thousands marched to support organized labor in San Francisco. Many unions and workers' groups marched up Market Street to protest racism and call for passage of the PRO Act by the U.S. Congress. Signs said Mumia is a class war prisoner and called for an end to the death penalty. There was new emphasis this year on the importance of Black/Brown/Asian Unity.

Bertha Martinez (2021-05-07). Social Activism of Black Lives Matter: Institutional Responses. indybay.org Institutions in America should show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. By doing so, they demonstrate that they understand the severity of police brutality against black people.

Jason Ditz (2021-05-07). Iraqi Shi'ite Militias Distance Themselves From Iran, Fearing Abandonment. news.antiwar.com The schism between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims has caused tensions for centuries, and has recently been seen as a source of tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Iraq, which borders both nations and has populations of both types, has a group of Shi'ite militias that are formally aligned with Iran, and were instrumental in fighting against ISIS. | Iraq, which worries about hosting potential fights, has

Jason Ditz (2021-05-07). Iraqi Shi'ite Militias Distance Themselves From Iran, Fearing Abandonment. news.antiwar.com The schism between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims has caused tensions for centuries, and has recently been seen as a source of tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Iraq, which borders both nations and has populations of both types, has a group of Shi'ite militias that are formally aligned with Iran, and were instrumental in fighting against ISIS. | Iraq, who worries about hosting potential fights, has

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-05-06). Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Conflict Was Also About the Flow of Afghani Narcotics. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Recent border clashes …

Andy Kroll (2021-05-06). The True Meaning of the Afghan "Withdrawal" tomdispatch.com Many of us have had a recurring nightmare. You know the one. In a fog between sleeping and waking, you're trying desperately to escape from something awful, some looming threat, but you feel paralyzed. Then, with great relief, you suddenly wake up, covered in sweat. The next night, or the next week, though, that same dream returns. For politicians of Joe Biden's generation that recurring nightmare was Saigon, 1975. Communist tanks ripping through the streets as friendly forces flee. Thousands of terrified Vietnamese allies pounding at the U.S. Embassy's gates. Helicopters plucking Americans and Vietnamese from ro…

DoD News (2021-05-06). Austin, Milley Discuss Progress Of Retrograde From Afghanistan. eurasiareview.com By Jim Garamone | American service members will move out with professionalism and dedication to fulfill the newest mission in Afghanistan, ending the U.S. presence in the country by September, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said Thursday. | Austin and Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, held their first joint press conference at the Pentagon. | Austin said the military will carry out President Joe Biden's orders to end America's longest war. He hastened to say this is not the end of American support to the Afghan government and Afghan National Security Forces. Once U.S. a…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-06). Taliban Captures Shahr-e Kohna In Afghanistan's Baghlan As Government Forces Retreat. southfront.org Taliban fighters during a military exercise before "Operation al-Khandagh" | The Shahr-e Kohna region of Baghlan-e Markazi district in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan has fallen to the Taliban, the Ariana News reported on May 6. | Local officials told the outlet that Taliban militants captured the region without facing any real resistance from Afghan government forces, which quickly retreated. | Mohammad Safdar Mohseni, head of Baghlan provincial council, told Ariana News that at least 60 soldiers, equipped with…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-06). Military Situation In Afghanistan On May 6, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 5, Taliban claimed to have captured the district of Burkah in Baghlan | Two Army bases with 60 soldiers and their weapons, and ammunitions surrendered to Taliban in central Baghlan, according to the Baghlan Provincial Council Chief Safdar Mohseni | On May 5, Taliban reportedly took control over Dahla Dam | On May 5, Afghan security forces arrested 3 alleged ISIS operatives in Jalalabad | On May 4, US warplanes attacked Kajaki and Nehre Siraj areas in Helmand p…

Jason Ditz (2021-05-06). Taliban Seize Parts of North Afghanistan District. news.antiwar.com With fighting raging across Afghanistan, the Taliban has made a rare run at the Burka District of Baghlan Province in the far north. Some officials

Alfred W. McCoy (2021-05-06). The true meaning of the Afghan "withdrawal" nationofchange.org Will the nightmare of Saigon's fall return in Kabul?>

Alfred W. McCoy (2021-05-06). The True Meaning of the Afghan "Withdrawal" counterpunch.org Many of us have had a recurring nightmare. You know the one. In a fog between sleeping and waking, you're trying desperately to escape from something awful, some looming threat, but you feel paralyzed. Then, with great relief, you suddenly wake up, covered in sweat. The next night, or the next week, though, that same

Tom Engelhardt (2021-05-06). Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, How Washington Lost the Ultimate Drug War. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Shouldn't we be amazed? After all, for almost 20 years, the U.S. military has been supporting, equipping, training, and building up the Afghan military to the tune of more than $70 billion. The result: a corrupt mess of …

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-06). Milley: US Considering Training Afghan Forces in Other Countries. news.antiwar.com On Thursday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said the US was considering training the Afghan military in other countries after US troops are pulled out of Afghanistan. "We'll continue to take a look at training them perhaps in another location," Milley said at a joint press conference with Secretary of …

Alfred W. McCoy (2021-05-06). Afghan Withdrawal and the Loss of America's Ultimate Drug War. commondreams.org "The many Afghans who believed in America's democratic promises will join a growing line of abandoned allies, stretching back to the Vietnam era and including, more recently, Kurds, Iraqis, and Somalis, among others." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/vietnam_0.jpg

Zach El Parece (2021-05-06). US Special Forces trained Mexican drug cartels linked to decapitation, torture, rape. thegrayzone.com An investigation into how U.S. Special Forces trained feared Mexican drug cartels responsible for grisly murders, and how Pentagon-backed counter-insurgency in Colombia and Guatemala has bled into organized crime. (This article was first published in CovertAction Magazine.) The Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) has established itself as one of the most feared paramilitaries in Mexico over the last decade. Images of the group have become the standard depiction of the Mexican cartels writ large. Their propaganda videos often feature groups …

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-06). $152 Trillion. That's How Much Wealthy Countries 'Drained' From the Global South Since 1960. commondreams.org "Poor countries are developing rich countries, not the other way around." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/imf_argentina.jpg

_____ (2021-05-06). Report Finds Low Wages Make Food Workers Want To Quit. popularresistance.org Following the passage of stimulus packages with aid for workers like expanded unemployment benefits, politicians and business owners have wrung their hands over a supposed worker shortage as people refuse to return to work, as they say. A new report pushes back on that narrative and shows that actually, it's more likely low wages offered by businesses that are causing workers to want to quit. | The report by One Fair Wage finds that 53 percent of restaurant workers have considered leaving their jobs during the pandemic, and 76 percent of restaurant workers cite low wages and tips as the reason for leaving the ind…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). COVID-19: Who's at higher risk of serious symptoms? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to remind people who is more at risk of serious coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms, which can vary widely. Some people have no symptoms at all, while others become so sick that they eventually need mechanical assistance to breathe. This article is written by Mayo Clinic …

_____ (2021-05-06). Biden Supports Suspension Of Covid-19 Vaccine Patents. popularresistance.org President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday supported a proposal submitted by several countries to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to suspend the intellectual property of vaccines against covid-19 when the United States has already administered 250 million doses. | The announcement was greeted with sharp falls in the shares of the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech and Moderna and Novavax on the Wall Street stock exchange. | Biden made good on his campaign promise to endorse the patent suspension. Still, he has only done so when the U.S. vaccination rate plummets, and the country is sitting on…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). New CDC guidance for vaccinated adults. What does it mean? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced updated COVID-19 guidance for masking outdoors and for fully vaccinated people. For instance, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a protective mask outdoors, except in certain crowded settings and venues. "I completely agree with the updated CDC recommendations," says Dr. Abinash Virk, a …

_____ (2021-05-06). Venezuela Reiterates Its Commitment To Human Rights And Justice. popularresistance.org Mexico City, Mexico – The Venezuelan Attorney General's Office submitted an updated report to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 30 detailing its efforts to address alleged human rights abuses by state officials. | In September 2018, Venezuela's right-wing opposition, with support from the US and a handful of allied countries, filed a suit before the ICC accusing the Nicolás Maduro government of being responsible for "crimes against humanity" during violent anti-government protests in 2017. | Attorney General Tarek William Saab said his office had engaged in "meticulous" work to defend human rights.

_____ (2021-05-06). USAID Admits To Venezuela Regime Change Fraud. popularresistance.org Red Lines host Anya Parampil explores a new report issued by USAID's Office of the Inspector General which admits the agency's policy on Venezuela was driven by the State Department and National Security Council's push for regime change. The report specifically investigated USAID's attempt to use the US military to force aid through Venezuela's border with Colombia on February 23, 2019. Anya highlights the most interesting findings in the audit, including that USAID failed to put proper fraud controls in place in order to appease US officials seeking to overthrow Venezuela's elected government.

_____ (2021-05-06). Progressive International Statement On The Duque Massacres In Colombia. popularresistance.org On 28 April, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in a nation-wide strike to oppose the neoliberal policies of the Iván Duque government, and his record of violence against social leaders. The government responded with brutal repression. An atrocity is unfolding in Colombia. Since he took power, Iván Duque's regime has been …

_____ (2021-05-06). Navajo Nation: Missing And Murdered Indigenous Peoples Awareness Day. popularresistance.org Window Rock, AZ – Honoring and remembering missing and murdered Indigenous persons on the Navajo Nation, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer signed a proclamation recognizing May 5, 2021, as "Navajo Nation Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Awareness Day." | The leaders were joined by their respective wives, First Lady Phefelia Nez, and Second Lady Dottie Lizer, at the Navajo Nation Veterans Memorial Park in Window Rock, Ariz. Also in attendance were the 24th Navajo Nation Council's Sexual Assault Prevention Subcommittee Chair Amber Kanazbah Crotty, Miss Navajo Nation Shaandii…

_____ (2021-05-06). Drone Whistleblower Jailed Ahead Of July Sentencing. popularresistance.org A federal judge ordered drone whistleblower Daniel Hale's arrest, and United States authorities took him into custody. | On April 23, Judge Liam O'Grady signed an order suggesting Hale violated the terms of his supervised release. An arrest warrant was issued, and on April 28, he was jailed. | Judge Theresa Carroll Buchanan, a different judge than the one who has presided over his case, held a hearing on the alleged "pretrial release violation." Hale maintained no violation had occurred, yet the court scheduled a bond revocation and detention hearing for May 4. | The chain of events came after a "special conditio…

G. Dunkel (2021-05-06). Chad: Resistance to the coup, opposition to France. workers.org Students protest in Chad. May 2 — U.S. and French imperialism have competing interests in how an ongoing crisis in Chad is resolved. They also share common interests in keeping imperialism dominant. The crisis flows from the death of Chad's president Idriss Déby in combat April 20 against the armed . . . |

Amiad Horowitz (2021-05-06). No surprise Florida Republicans pair voting restrictions with anti-communist indoctrination. peoplesworld.org In early April, the Florida House of Representatives passed a bill requiring all schools in the state to teach students about "communism and totalitarianism" and the ways that "communism" supposedly stands in contrast to the "American principles of freedom and democracy." The new law was passed at a time when state governments across the U.S.—including …

Tonja Renée Stidhum (2021-05-06). ICM Partners Reportedly Had Black Assistants Cosplay as Talent Agents in Corporate Video to Appear Diverse. thegrapevine.theroot.com The ongoing "

Staff (2021-05-06). Police and State Violence Have Secondary Impacts: Complex and Lasting Trauma. truthout.org These last weeks, months, years and decades we keep on adding names to the list — Adam Toledo, Daunte Wright, Ma'Khia Bryant, Ronald Johnson, Pierre Loury, Rekia Boyd, Nickolas Lee, Laquan McDonald, Archie Lee Chambers, Maurice Granton, Anthony Alvarez…. The list of victims of police murder seems never-ending. Then there is the list of police torture survivors — Gerald Reed, Stanley Howard, Tony Anderson, Darrell Fair, Sean Tyler, Kilroy Watkins, and on and on and on. Many of us…

Staff (2021-05-06). Justice Department Raises Concerns Over Cyber Ninjas' "Audit" of Arizona Ballots. truthout.org The Department of Justice's (DOJ) Civil Rights Division has expressed serious concerns over an audit of the 2020 election in Arizona's largest county, noting that the firm hired to conduct the review may be taking illegal actions. | In a letter written by Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Pamela Karlan, the DOJ worried that 2.1 million ballots from Maricopa County may be compromised due to the lack of security at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum where the audit is taking plac…

Lawrence Davidson (2021-05-06). On the Spectrum. counterpunch.org Those who pay attention to mental and emotional states, and their multitude of disquieting effects, recognize the notion of a spectrum. For instance, autism is not a one-size-fits-all condition. Some people who are diagnosed with autism function well, getting along in society, while others cannot successfully function without assistance. In other words, there is a

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Reducing rejection by reversing order of heart-liver transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For heart-liver transplants, the liver and heart must come from the same donor, and some patients wait years to receive both organs. Also, antibodies from the donor can increase chances of the receiving patient rejecting the heart. But Dr. Sudhir Kushwaha, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular transplant surgeon, says when a liver transplant is also involved, …

_____ (2021-05-06). Diane Wilson In Hunger Strike To Protect Matagorda Bay. popularresistance.org Legendary environmenal activist Diane Wilson has been called "an unreasonable woman." | As a shrimper, Diane learned firsthand about tremendous pollution damaging the waters near her hometown of Port Lavaca and fought to defend the Bay from Formosa and Alcoa, major chemical companies. In 2019, Diane was plaintiff to a court case brought against Formosa on account of the shocking amount of plastic pollution — called nurdles — that Diane found littered around the Bay. That case resulted in a $50 million settlement against the company that is being used for environmental projects. | Now, as of May 5th, D…

_____ (2021-05-06). Colombia's National Strike: An On-the-Ground Report. popularresistance.org Colombia's national strike — or paro (stoppage) as it is called locally — began on April 28 with enormous protests and on May 5 entered its eighth day, with another round of mass protests around the country. Truck drivers and rural communities have joined in, paralyzing entire swathes of the country. | What provoked these protests was yet another tax reform from the extreme right-wing government of Iván Duque, the third of his government. As the Colombian economist Libardo Sarmiento Anzola wrote in Le Monde Diplomatique: | The three tax reforms of the Duque administration (2018—2022) have one co…

Matt Sedlar (2021-05-06). Biden Proposes Progress, Republicans Scream "Socialism" cepr.net Bozeman (MT) Daily Chronicle Newsbug.info See article on original site Almost 70 years ago, President Eisenhower pushed bipartisan legislation that created the interstate highway system. Earlier leaders made universal access to education, starting with kindergarten and running through high school, standard throughout the United States. The Republican Party of today would have one word for …

_____ (2021-05-06). Biden Lied About Yemen. popularresistance.org The Biden administration has finally admitted that the US is indeed providing offensive material support to Saudi Arabia's genocidal assault on Yemen, directly contradicting Biden's February claim that it would no longer be providing offensive support in that war. We are being lied to about yet another US war by yet another US president. | "The United States continues to provide maintenance support to Saudi Arabia's Air Force given the critical role it plays in Saudi air defense and our longstanding security partnership," Pentagon spokesperson Jessica McNulty has informedVox reporter Alex Ward. | "Multiple US def…

_____ (2021-05-06). Shareholders Demand Dominion Energy Clean Up Its Reporting. popularresistance.org Shareholders have submitted a resolution calling on Dominion Energy to fully disclose its lobbying efforts. The resolution will be voted on Wednesday morning at Dominion's annual meeting. When Dominion released a statement encouraging shareholders to oppose the resolution, the shareholders responded with a 12 page memo explaining why they should vote yes on Item #4 Dominion's Report on Lobbying. | The memo includes a deep dive into Dominion's involvement with organizations associated with fraud, corruption and the recent rally before the insurrection attempt on January 6 at the US Capitol Building. From the memo:…

_____ (2021-05-06). Gabriel García Márquez And Magical Internationalism. popularresistance.org Sometimes what is obvious hides what is important. Gabriel García Márquez is best known as the craftsman par excellence of the genre 'magical realism', rather than his profound passion for the profession of journalism that led him to traverse—with the eagerness of a chronicler and a vallenato rhythm in his step—countless cafes, newsrooms, and continents. | Gabo, or Gabito, as he was known to his friends in Aracataca, a town camouflaged among the banana plantations of Colombia's Caribbean coast, produced a journalism that few recognize, journalism militantly committed to a national and global context.

_____ (2021-05-06). Haitian Farmers Fight Dictatorship. popularresistance.org Breakthrough News was on the ground in Haiti for eight days covering the popular uprising sweeping that country. Our BT News team went to Haiti's agricultural heartland to detail the struggles of small and cooperative farmers against land grabs. Hear directly from the voices of those fighting displacement, destructive mining and agribusiness about their struggles and visions for a better future. As well as its connection to the ongoing struggle against Haiti's dictatorial ruler Jovenel MoàØse and his backer in the US government.

_____ (2021-05-06). Whistleblower Groups Push Congress For Stronger Whistleblower Protections In AML Act. popularresistance.org On April 30, nonprofit organization the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) sent a letter to members of Congress advocating for stronger whistleblower provisions in the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Act of 2020. The letter is cosigned by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund, Public Citizen, Government Accountability Project, Project On Government Oversight, Whistleblowers of America, and ACORN 8. | "The essence of money laundering is to hide the source of ill-gotten wealth," the letter states. "Without insider information, this multi-trillion dollar highly corrupt international business canno…

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Elderly Couple Escapes From Nursing Home Using Morse Code Training Experience. sputniknews.com You never know in what circumstances life can put you and what skills may be required to wiggle out. An elderly man 'rescued' himself and his soulmate from a care facility using his experience with Morse code; the process of encrypting sequences of dots and dashes, requiring exceptional concentration and timing.

Staff (2021-05-06). Iran calls on Muslims to keep flame of Resistance burning. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the occasion of the International Quds Day which is marked on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.

Staff (2021-05-06). Third "Night of Qadr" observed in Imam Ali Officers' Academy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — The ceremony of 23th night of the holy month of Ramadan was held in Imam Ali Officers' Academy by fully observing anti-coronavirus and social-distancing protocols.

Staff (2021-05-06). Iran proudly standing with Palestinian people: FM Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister says Iran has proudly stood with Palestinian people who resist the brutality of an apartheid regime.

_____ (2021-05-06). Colombian Campesino Leader: This Is An Authoritarian Regime. popularresistance.org First of all, we, as a campesino association, the National Agrarian Coordinating Committee, have been involved in the mobilizations from the very beginning and from there we have helped to maintain the mobilizations which have taken place over the course of the last several days. | There have already been some partial achievements. I say partial achievements because they are simply moves by the establishment to try to demobilize the protests. I am referring to what is already happening with the withdrawal of the tax reform as a bill, but also the resignation of the Minister of Finance and his Vice Minister. But t…

_____ (2021-05-06). First 100 Days: Has Biden Kept His Promises To Black America? popularresistance.org Last week, Vice President Kamala Harris agreed with South Carolina Senator Tim Scott that the United States is not a racist country. Generations throughout history have made it plain that all our social and political systems in this country are steeped in racism. | Nearly nine out of 10 Black voters supported Joe Biden and Harris in the 2020 election. Black Americans represented over 50% of all Democratic voters in Georgia (33% of total state population is Black), 20% of all Democratic voters in Michigan (14% of the state population is Black), and 21% of all Democratic voters in Pennsylvania (Black people make up…

Susan Price (2021-05-06). Papuan resistance groups branded as 'terrorists'. greenleft.org.au Branding armed Papuan resistance groups as "terrorists" has sparked strong condemnation from human rights groups across Indonesia and in West Papua, writes David Robie.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). Mayo Clinic Minute: Understanding lung cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Each year, more people die from lung cancer than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society. To help better understand lung cancer, reporter Jason Howland talks to Dr. Karen Swanson, a Mayo Clinic pulmonologist and critical care specialist, in your …

Eurasia Review (2021-05-06). Discovered New Disease That Prevents Formation Of Antibodies. eurasiareview.com When Luke Terrio was about seven months old, his mother began to realize something was off. He had constant ear infections, developed red spots on his face, and was tired all the time. His development stagnated, and the antibiotics given to treat his frequent infections stopped working. His primary care doctor at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) ordered a series of blood tests and quickly realized something was wrong: Luke had no antibodies. | At first, the CHOP specialists treating Luke thought he might have X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA), a rare immunodeficiency syndrome seen in children. Howeve…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-06). New Project Aims To Improve Planetary Defense Against Asteroids. eurasiareview.com The University of Alicante (UA) is once again participating in a project on advanced research on near-Earth objects and new technologies for planetary defense that will run up to 2023. The project, called NEO-MAPP (acronym that stands for Near Earth Object Modelling and Payloads for Protection), is made up of 15 European institutions and funded by the European Commission with ‚Ǩ4 million in the 2019 H2020 call for proposals. | According to Adriano Campo Bagatin, a researcher at the UA's Department of Physics, Systems Engineering and Signal Theory, the scientific community has become aware of…

news.un (2021-05-06). Nearly 8 years on, 'gaps, inconsistencies, discrepancies' remain over Syria chemical weapons declaration. news.un.org The Security Council heard new evidence in longstanding international efforts to eradicate Syria's chemical weapons programme on Thursday, including the results of an investigation into the possible of use of chlorine gas in the city of Saraqib in 2018, as the UN's top disarmament official provided her regular briefing to ambassadors.

May Day in San Francisco (2021-05-06). Call to Support Organized Labor, Free Mumia and Stand Up for Black/Brown/Asian Unity. indybay.org This year as every year in San Francisco, thousands marched to support organized labor. Many unions and workers' groups marched up Market Street to protest racism and call for passage of the PRO Act by the U.S. Congress. Signs said Mumia is a class war prisoner and called for an end to the death penalty. There was new emphasis this year on the importance of Black/Brown/Asian Unity.

Stop The Money Pipeline (2021-05-06). Friday 5/7: #DefundLine3: Santa Cruz March to Stop The Oil Pipeline Now! indybay.org Meet at 180 Grant St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, then peaceful march from Grant Park to Chase Bank | Masks and Social Distancing Required; Peaceful protest…

Stop The Money Pipeline, partners (2021-05-06). Friday 5/7: San Francisco: #DefundLine3 Protest to Stop The Oil Pipeline. indybay.org E-trade Plaza (Market and Sansome), 532 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 | Masks and Social Distancing Required; Peaceful Action…

Bertha Martinez (2021-05-06). Social Activism of Black Lives Matter: Institutional Responses. indybay.org Institutions in America should show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. By doing so, they demonstrate that they understand the severity of police brutality against black people.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-06). War in the Caucasus: Turkey-Azerbaijan-Israel, Turkey-Azerbaijan-Georgia, Turkey-Azerbaijan-Pakistan axes. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Daily SabahMay 6, 2021 Ways of reviving the Turkey-Azerbaijan-Israel triangleCavid Veliyev Excerpts: Turkey and Israel made important contributions to "Operation Iron Fist." Turkey's unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) Bayraktar TB2 and Israel's drones Harop contributed to the breaking of the defense line of the Armenian army, which occupied Azerbaijan's territories, and to the Azerbaijani army's …

WSWS (2021-05-06). In response to the Bailey—Roth controversy: New York Times columnist condemns biography's "Man Problem" wsws.org The article was provoked by the recent controversy surrounding the decision by publisher W.W. Norton, in response to unsubstantiated allegations of sexual misconduct, to remove Blake Bailey's biography of novelist Philip Roth from print, essentially to "pulp" the book.

Staff (2021-05-06). Cuba grateful for intellectuals' position denouncing the blockade. en.cubadebate.cu Party First Secretary and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel tweeted his thanks to the In Defense of Humanity Network for its message demanding an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba. "Thanks to intellectuals of the entire world who add prestige with their signatures to our long, determined struggle against the blockade. The redh, founded during other threatening days for Cuba, understands very well the seriousness of the siege the empire has imposed on us."

WSWS (2021-05-06). The new works council leader at Volkswagen: What does she stand for? wsws.org Daniela Cavallo follows in the footsteps of her predecessor Bernd Osterloh and, like him, will faithfully defend the interests of the company and its shareholders.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-06). Rejecting Bayer Appeal, Top EU Court Upholds Ban on Bee-Killing Pesticides. commondreams.org "The Court of Justice has reaffirmed that protecting nature and people's health takes precedence over the narrow economic interests of powerful multinationals," said one advocate from Greenpeace E.U. about the verdict. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bayer_bees.jpg

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2021-05-06: News Headlines

Jason Ditz (2021-05-06). Taliban Seize Parts of North Afghanistan District. news.antiwar.com With fighting raging across Afghanistan, the Taliban has made a rare run at the Burka District of Baghlan Province in the far north. Some officials

Alfred W. McCoy (2021-05-06). The true meaning of the Afghan "withdrawal" nationofchange.org Will the nightmare of Saigon's fall return in Kabul?>

Tom Engelhardt (2021-05-06). Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, How Washington Lost the Ultimate Drug War. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Shouldn't we be amazed? After all, for almost 20 years, the U.S. military has been supporting, equipping, training, and building up the Afghan military to the tune of more than $70 billion. The result: a corrupt mess of …

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-05-06). Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Conflict Was Also About the Flow of Afghani Narcotics. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Recent border clashes …

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-06). Milley: US Considering Training Afghan Forces in Other Countries. news.antiwar.com On Thursday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said the US was considering training the Afghan military in other countries after US troops are pulled out of Afghanistan. "We'll continue to take a look at training them perhaps in another location," Milley said at a joint press conference with Secretary of …

Alfred W. McCoy (2021-05-06). Afghan Withdrawal and the Loss of America's Ultimate Drug War. commondreams.org "The many Afghans who believed in America's democratic promises will join a growing line of abandoned allies, stretching back to the Vietnam era and including, more recently, Kurds, Iraqis, and Somalis, among others." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/vietnam_0.jpg

Anonymous669 (2021-05-06). Taliban Captures Shahr-e Kohna In Afghanistan's Baghlan As Government Forces Retreat. southfront.org Taliban fighters during a military exercise before "Operation al-Khandagh" | The Shahr-e Kohna region of Baghlan-e Markazi district in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan has fallen to the Taliban, the Ariana News reported on May 6. | Local officials told the outlet that Taliban militants captured the region without facing any real resistance from Afghan government forces, which quickly retreated. | Mohammad Safdar Mohseni, head of Baghlan provincial council, told Ariana News that at least 60 soldiers, equipped with…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-06). Military Situation In Afghanistan On May 6, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 5, Taliban claimed to have captured the district of Burkah in Baghlan | Two Army bases with 60 soldiers and their weapons, and ammunitions surrendered to Taliban in central Baghlan, according to the Baghlan Provincial Council Chief Safdar Mohseni | On May 5, Taliban reportedly took control over Dahla Dam | On May 5, Afghan security forces arrested 3 alleged ISIS operatives in Jalalabad | On May 4, US warplanes attacked Kajaki and Nehre Siraj areas in Helmand p…

_____ (2021-05-06). USAID Admits To Venezuela Regime Change Fraud. popularresistance.org Red Lines host Anya Parampil explores a new report issued by USAID's Office of the Inspector General which admits the agency's policy on Venezuela was driven by the State Department and National Security Council's push for regime change. The report specifically investigated USAID's attempt to use the US military to force aid through Venezuela's border with Colombia on February 23, 2019. Anya highlights the most interesting findings in the audit, including that USAID failed to put proper fraud controls in place in order to appease US officials seeking to overthrow Venezuela's elected government.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). COVID-19: Who's at higher risk of serious symptoms? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to remind people who is more at risk of serious coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms, which can vary widely. Some people have no symptoms at all, while others become so sick that they eventually need mechanical assistance to breathe. This article is written by Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). New CDC guidance for vaccinated adults. What does it mean? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced updated COVID-19 guidance for masking outdoors and for fully vaccinated people. For instance, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a protective mask outdoors, except in certain crowded settings and venues. "I completely agree with the updated CDC recommendations," says Dr. Abinash Virk, a …

_____ (2021-05-06). Biden Supports Suspension Of Covid-19 Vaccine Patents. popularresistance.org President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday supported a proposal submitted by several countries to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to suspend the intellectual property of vaccines against covid-19 when the United States has already administered 250 million doses. | The announcement was greeted with sharp falls in the shares of the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech and Moderna and Novavax on the Wall Street stock exchange. | Biden made good on his campaign promise to endorse the patent suspension. Still, he has only done so when the U.S. vaccination rate plummets, and the country is sitting on…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-06). $152 Trillion. That's How Much Wealthy Countries 'Drained' From the Global South Since 1960. commondreams.org "Poor countries are developing rich countries, not the other way around." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/imf_argentina.jpg

G. Dunkel (2021-05-06). Chad: Resistance to the coup, opposition to France. workers.org Students protest in Chad. May 2 — U.S. and French imperialism have competing interests in how an ongoing crisis in Chad is resolved. They also share common interests in keeping imperialism dominant. The crisis flows from the death of Chad's president Idriss Déby in combat April 20 against the armed . . . |

Staff (2021-05-06). Police and State Violence Have Secondary Impacts: Complex and Lasting Trauma. truthout.org These last weeks, months, years and decades we keep on adding names to the list — Adam Toledo, Daunte Wright, Ma'Khia Bryant, Ronald Johnson, Pierre Loury, Rekia Boyd, Nickolas Lee, Laquan McDonald, Archie Lee Chambers, Maurice Granton, Anthony Alvarez…. The list of victims of police murder seems never-ending. Then there is the list of police torture survivors — Gerald Reed, Stanley Howard, Tony Anderson, Darrell Fair, Sean Tyler, Kilroy Watkins, and on and on and on. Many of us…

Staff (2021-05-06). Justice Department Raises Concerns Over Cyber Ninjas' "Audit" of Arizona Ballots. truthout.org The Department of Justice's (DOJ) Civil Rights Division has expressed serious concerns over an audit of the 2020 election in Arizona's largest county, noting that the firm hired to conduct the review may be taking illegal actions. | In a letter written by Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Pamela Karlan, the DOJ worried that 2.1 million ballots from Maricopa County may be compromised due to the lack of security at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum where the audit is taking plac…

_____ (2021-05-06). Venezuela Reiterates Its Commitment To Human Rights And Justice. popularresistance.org Mexico City, Mexico – The Venezuelan Attorney General's Office submitted an updated report to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 30 detailing its efforts to address alleged human rights abuses by state officials. | In September 2018, Venezuela's right-wing opposition, with support from the US and a handful of allied countries, filed a suit before the ICC accusing the Nicolás Maduro government of being responsible for "crimes against humanity" during violent anti-government protests in 2017. | Attorney General Tarek William Saab said his office had engaged in "meticulous" work to defend human rights.

_____ (2021-05-06). Navajo Nation: Missing And Murdered Indigenous Peoples Awareness Day. popularresistance.org Window Rock, AZ – Honoring and remembering missing and murdered Indigenous persons on the Navajo Nation, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer signed a proclamation recognizing May 5, 2021, as "Navajo Nation Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Awareness Day." | The leaders were joined by their respective wives, First Lady Phefelia Nez, and Second Lady Dottie Lizer, at the Navajo Nation Veterans Memorial Park in Window Rock, Ariz. Also in attendance were the 24th Navajo Nation Council's Sexual Assault Prevention Subcommittee Chair Amber Kanazbah Crotty, Miss Navajo Nation Shaandii…

_____ (2021-05-06). Drone Whistleblower Jailed Ahead Of July Sentencing. popularresistance.org A federal judge ordered drone whistleblower Daniel Hale's arrest, and United States authorities took him into custody. | On April 23, Judge Liam O'Grady signed an order suggesting Hale violated the terms of his supervised release. An arrest warrant was issued, and on April 28, he was jailed. | Judge Theresa Carroll Buchanan, a different judge than the one who has presided over his case, held a hearing on the alleged "pretrial release violation." Hale maintained no violation had occurred, yet the court scheduled a bond revocation and detention hearing for May 4. | The chain of events came after a "special conditio…

Zach El Parece (2021-05-06). US Special Forces trained Mexican drug cartels linked to decapitation, torture, rape. thegrayzone.com An investigation into how U.S. Special Forces trained feared Mexican drug cartels responsible for grisly murders, and how Pentagon-backed counter-insurgency in Colombia and Guatemala has bled into organized crime. (This article was first published in CovertAction Magazine.) The Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) has established itself as one of the most feared paramilitaries in Mexico over the last decade. Images of the group have become the standard depiction of the Mexican cartels writ large. Their propaganda videos often feature groups …

_____ (2021-05-06). Progressive International Statement On The Duque Massacres In Colombia. popularresistance.org On 28 April, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in a nation-wide strike to oppose the neoliberal policies of the Iván Duque government, and his record of violence against social leaders. The government responded with brutal repression. An atrocity is unfolding in Colombia. Since he took power, Iván Duque's regime has been …

_____ (2021-05-06). Report Finds Low Wages Make Food Workers Want To Quit. popularresistance.org Following the passage of stimulus packages with aid for workers like expanded unemployment benefits, politicians and business owners have wrung their hands over a supposed worker shortage as people refuse to return to work, as they say. A new report pushes back on that narrative and shows that actually, it's more likely low wages offered by businesses that are causing workers to want to quit. | The report by One Fair Wage finds that 53 percent of restaurant workers have considered leaving their jobs during the pandemic, and 76 percent of restaurant workers cite low wages and tips as the reason for leaving the ind…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Reducing rejection by reversing order of heart-liver transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For heart-liver transplants, the liver and heart must come from the same donor, and some patients wait years to receive both organs. Also, antibodies from the donor can increase chances of the receiving patient rejecting the heart. But Dr. Sudhir Kushwaha, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular transplant surgeon, says when a liver transplant is also involved, …

_____ (2021-05-06). Diane Wilson In Hunger Strike To Protect Matagorda Bay. popularresistance.org Legendary environmenal activist Diane Wilson has been called "an unreasonable woman." | As a shrimper, Diane learned firsthand about tremendous pollution damaging the waters near her hometown of Port Lavaca and fought to defend the Bay from Formosa and Alcoa, major chemical companies. In 2019, Diane was plaintiff to a court case brought against Formosa on account of the shocking amount of plastic pollution — called nurdles — that Diane found littered around the Bay. That case resulted in a $50 million settlement against the company that is being used for environmental projects. | Now, as of May 5th, D…

WSWS (2021-05-06). In response to the Bailey—Roth controversy: New York Times columnist condemns biography's "Man Problem" wsws.org The article was provoked by the recent controversy surrounding the decision by publisher W.W. Norton, in response to unsubstantiated allegations of sexual misconduct, to remove Blake Bailey's biography of novelist Philip Roth from print, essentially to "pulp" the book.

_____ (2021-05-06). Colombia's National Strike: An On-the-Ground Report. popularresistance.org Colombia's national strike — or paro (stoppage) as it is called locally — began on April 28 with enormous protests and on May 5 entered its eighth day, with another round of mass protests around the country. Truck drivers and rural communities have joined in, paralyzing entire swathes of the country. | What provoked these protests was yet another tax reform from the extreme right-wing government of Iván Duque, the third of his government. As the Colombian economist Libardo Sarmiento Anzola wrote in Le Monde Diplomatique: | The three tax reforms of the Duque administration (2018—2022) have one co…

Matt Sedlar (2021-05-06). Biden Proposes Progress, Republicans Scream "Socialism" cepr.net Bozeman (MT) Daily Chronicle Newsbug.info See article on original site Almost 70 years ago, President Eisenhower pushed bipartisan legislation that created the interstate highway system. Earlier leaders made universal access to education, starting with kindergarten and running through high school, standard throughout the United States. The Republican Party of today would have one word for …

_____ (2021-05-06). Shareholders Demand Dominion Energy Clean Up Its Reporting. popularresistance.org Shareholders have submitted a resolution calling on Dominion Energy to fully disclose its lobbying efforts. The resolution will be voted on Wednesday morning at Dominion's annual meeting. When Dominion released a statement encouraging shareholders to oppose the resolution, the shareholders responded with a 12 page memo explaining why they should vote yes on Item #4 Dominion's Report on Lobbying. | The memo includes a deep dive into Dominion's involvement with organizations associated with fraud, corruption and the recent rally before the insurrection attempt on January 6 at the US Capitol Building. From the memo:…

_____ (2021-05-06). Gabriel García Márquez And Magical Internationalism. popularresistance.org Sometimes what is obvious hides what is important. Gabriel García Márquez is best known as the craftsman par excellence of the genre 'magical realism', rather than his profound passion for the profession of journalism that led him to traverse—with the eagerness of a chronicler and a vallenato rhythm in his step—countless cafes, newsrooms, and continents. | Gabo, or Gabito, as he was known to his friends in Aracataca, a town camouflaged among the banana plantations of Colombia's Caribbean coast, produced a journalism that few recognize, journalism militantly committed to a national and global context.

_____ (2021-05-06). Haitian Farmers Fight Dictatorship. popularresistance.org Breakthrough News was on the ground in Haiti for eight days covering the popular uprising sweeping that country. Our BT News team went to Haiti's agricultural heartland to detail the struggles of small and cooperative farmers against land grabs. Hear directly from the voices of those fighting displacement, destructive mining and agribusiness about their struggles and visions for a better future. As well as its connection to the ongoing struggle against Haiti's dictatorial ruler Jovenel MoàØse and his backer in the US government.

Staff (2021-05-06). Cuba grateful for intellectuals' position denouncing the blockade. en.cubadebate.cu Party First Secretary and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel tweeted his thanks to the In Defense of Humanity Network for its message demanding an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba. "Thanks to intellectuals of the entire world who add prestige with their signatures to our long, determined struggle against the blockade. The redh, founded during other threatening days for Cuba, understands very well the seriousness of the siege the empire has imposed on us."

_____ (2021-05-06). Whistleblower Groups Push Congress For Stronger Whistleblower Protections In AML Act. popularresistance.org On April 30, nonprofit organization the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) sent a letter to members of Congress advocating for stronger whistleblower provisions in the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Act of 2020. The letter is cosigned by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund, Public Citizen, Government Accountability Project, Project On Government Oversight, Whistleblowers of America, and ACORN 8. | "The essence of money laundering is to hide the source of ill-gotten wealth," the letter states. "Without insider information, this multi-trillion dollar highly corrupt international business canno…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). Mayo Clinic Minute: Understanding lung cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Each year, more people die from lung cancer than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society. To help better understand lung cancer, reporter Jason Howland talks to Dr. Karen Swanson, a Mayo Clinic pulmonologist and critical care specialist, in your …

WSWS (2021-05-06). The new works council leader at Volkswagen: What does she stand for? wsws.org Daniela Cavallo follows in the footsteps of her predecessor Bernd Osterloh and, like him, will faithfully defend the interests of the company and its shareholders.

Eurasia Review (2021-05-06). New Project Aims To Improve Planetary Defense Against Asteroids. eurasiareview.com The University of Alicante (UA) is once again participating in a project on advanced research on near-Earth objects and new technologies for planetary defense that will run up to 2023. The project, called NEO-MAPP (acronym that stands for Near Earth Object Modelling and Payloads for Protection), is made up of 15 European institutions and funded by the European Commission with ‚Ǩ4 million in the 2019 H2020 call for proposals. | According to Adriano Campo Bagatin, a researcher at the UA's Department of Physics, Systems Engineering and Signal Theory, the scientific community has become aware of…

Staff (2021-05-06). Iran calls on Muslims to keep flame of Resistance burning. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the occasion of the International Quds Day which is marked on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.

Staff (2021-05-06). Third "Night of Qadr" observed in Imam Ali Officers' Academy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — The ceremony of 23th night of the holy month of Ramadan was held in Imam Ali Officers' Academy by fully observing anti-coronavirus and social-distancing protocols.

Staff (2021-05-06). Iran proudly standing with Palestinian people: FM Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister says Iran has proudly stood with Palestinian people who resist the brutality of an apartheid regime.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-06). Rejecting Bayer Appeal, Top EU Court Upholds Ban on Bee-Killing Pesticides. commondreams.org "The Court of Justice has reaffirmed that protecting nature and people's health takes precedence over the narrow economic interests of powerful multinationals," said one advocate from Greenpeace E.U. about the verdict. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bayer_bees.jpg

_____ (2021-05-06). Colombian Campesino Leader: This Is An Authoritarian Regime. popularresistance.org First of all, we, as a campesino association, the National Agrarian Coordinating Committee, have been involved in the mobilizations from the very beginning and from there we have helped to maintain the mobilizations which have taken place over the course of the last several days. | There have already been some partial achievements. I say partial achievements because they are simply moves by the establishment to try to demobilize the protests. I am referring to what is already happening with the withdrawal of the tax reform as a bill, but also the resignation of the Minister of Finance and his Vice Minister. But t…

_____ (2021-05-06). First 100 Days: Has Biden Kept His Promises To Black America? popularresistance.org Last week, Vice President Kamala Harris agreed with South Carolina Senator Tim Scott that the United States is not a racist country. Generations throughout history have made it plain that all our social and political systems in this country are steeped in racism. | Nearly nine out of 10 Black voters supported Joe Biden and Harris in the 2020 election. Black Americans represented over 50% of all Democratic voters in Georgia (33% of total state population is Black), 20% of all Democratic voters in Michigan (14% of the state population is Black), and 21% of all Democratic voters in Pennsylvania (Black people make up…

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Elderly Couple Escapes From Nursing Home Using Morse Code Training Experience. sputniknews.com You never know in what circumstances life can put you and what skills may be required to wiggle out. An elderly man 'rescued' himself and his soulmate from a care facility using his experience with Morse code; the process of encrypting sequences of dots and dashes, requiring exceptional concentration and timing.

Susan Price (2021-05-06). Papuan resistance groups branded as 'terrorists'. greenleft.org.au Branding armed Papuan resistance groups as "terrorists" has sparked strong condemnation from human rights groups across Indonesia and in West Papua, writes David Robie.

May Day in San Francisco (2021-05-06). Call to Support Organized Labor, Free Mumia and Stand Up for Black/Brown/Asian Unity. indybay.org This year as every year in San Francisco, thousands marched to support organized labor. Many unions and workers' groups marched up Market Street to protest racism and call for passage of the PRO Act by the U.S. Congress. Signs said Mumia is a class war prisoner and called for an end to the death penalty. There was new emphasis this year on the importance of Black/Brown/Asian Unity.

Stop The Money Pipeline (2021-05-06). Friday 5/7: #DefundLine3: Santa Cruz March to Stop The Oil Pipeline Now! indybay.org Meet at 180 Grant St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, then peaceful march from Grant Park to Chase Bank | Masks and Social Distancing Required; Peaceful protest…

Stop The Money Pipeline, partners (2021-05-06). Friday 5/7: San Francisco: #DefundLine3 Protest to Stop The Oil Pipeline. indybay.org E-trade Plaza (Market and Sansome), 532 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 | Masks and Social Distancing Required; Peaceful Action…

Bertha Martinez (2021-05-06). Social Activism of Black Lives Matter: Institutional Responses. indybay.org Institutions in America should show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. By doing so, they demonstrate that they understand the severity of police brutality against black people.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-06). War in the Caucasus: Turkey-Azerbaijan-Israel, Turkey-Azerbaijan-Georgia, Turkey-Azerbaijan-Pakistan axes. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Daily SabahMay 6, 2021 Ways of reviving the Turkey-Azerbaijan-Israel triangleCavid Veliyev Excerpts: Turkey and Israel made important contributions to "Operation Iron Fist." Turkey's unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) Bayraktar TB2 and Israel's drones Harop contributed to the breaking of the defense line of the Armenian army, which occupied Azerbaijan's territories, and to the Azerbaijani army's …

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

Noam Chomsky (2021-05-05). United States withdraws from Afghanistan? Not really. peoplesdispatch.org The US 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 US 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 present circumstances is only making…

Ahmad Soheil Ahmadi (2021-05-05). Afghanistan's Musical Tradition: a Health Check. counterpunch.org In the midst of war, insecurity and chaos, the music and songs of Ahmad Zahir, Farhad Darya, and others make the souls of Afghans happy. In durhams and nightclubs, whether in Kabul or in foreign countries, there is the sound of the tambourine, the tar, and the rabab, sounds that remind all Afghans of the

Noam Chomsky (2021-05-05). United States withdraws from Afghanistan? Not really. mronline.org 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. | May 5, 2021…

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

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

Murray Hunter (2021-05-05). The Coming Battle For The Malay Heartland — Analysis. eurasiareview.com If and when the emergency lapses called in January with the Covid-19 pandemic as a pretext to protect Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's shaky Perikatan Nasional (PN) government, five major political forces will be competing to win the hearts and minds of ethnic Malay voters, who make up 63 percent of the population of Peninsular Malaysia, seeking leverage over who will exercise national leadership. The battle for ethnic Malay primacy — the key to government — is yet to be fought. | The Muhyiddin Yassin administration's legitimacy and very survival has been on tenterhooks, since the Sheraton putsch,…

IPCS (2021-05-05). India's Second Wave: The Geopolitical Drivers Of China's COVID-19 Assistance — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Srikanth Kondapalli* | As India reels under the unprecedented onslaught of a virulent, mutant COVID-19 strain that is leaving death and destruction in its wake, 40 countries have come forward to help with medical supplies. India has officially Chinese Foreign Policy Outreach: | Chinese President Xi Jinp…

Staff (2021-05-05). 'The Forbidden Strings' goes to Mother Tongue Film Festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Iranian-Afghan documentary 'The Forbidden Strings', directed by Afghan filmmaker Hassan Noori, goes on screen at the Mother Tongue Film Festival in the US.

Staff (2021-05-05). Four Pakistani soldiers killed on Afghan border: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Afghan militants attacked Pakistani troops in the border area, killing four people and wounding six others.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-05). Taliban Begin Pouring From Every Direction As The U.S. Withdraws. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The United States withdrawal from Afghanistan is in progress, and two more B-52 bombers were deployed in Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar to guarantee the security of the departing US troops. | @usairforce #B52s from @TeamMinot, arrived at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, May 4, to support @CENTCOM…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-05). Going To Court: The EU Sues AstraZeneca. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | It has been a relationship of characterised by bitterness and misunderstanding. It began with a poorly negotiated agreement — poor, that is, from the European Union perspective — between Brussels and AstraZeneca for the supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses. Less rigorous in terms of penalties and consequences than the UK-AstraZeneca deal, the EU version was very much the poor cousin, giving the company much latitude in terms of production schedules and d…

Chris Banks (2021-05-05). Rebellion sweeps Colombia despite deadly repression. liberationnews.org Massive protests are taking place throughout Colombia as people stand firm in the face of deadly police violence. Since April 28, when a general strike was called to oppose deeply regressive proposed tax reforms, nationwide demonstrations against far right President Iván Duque have been ongoing. "The repression on the streets perpetuated by the police force …

Tonja Renée Stidhum (2021-05-05). Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jennifer Hudson and Jeffrey Wright Face the True Monster in America. thegrapevine.theroot.com What happens when the actual monster gets to dictate the story? Well, that monster gets to be the protagonist, shift any blame elsewhere and name something or someone else "the monster." Black Americans know that M.O. all too well, as we're constantly dehumanized and vilified…

Staff (2021-05-05). #SOSColombia: UN, EU & Rest of World Condemn Duque's Genocide. orinocotribune.com Hundreds of reactions from international figures and organizations have been expressed in support of the Colombian people in struggle. Although large media corporations have been oblivious to what has been happening in Colombia, so as to hide State responsibility in the killings of civilians during the ongoing popular demonstrations against Iván Duque's policies, many around the world have described the acts of brutality as "genocide." | En video quedó registrado el momento en el que matrimonios de Policías y ESMAD persiguen a manifestantes en el barrio Fátima en Manizales. En otro video se evidencia que Policías…

Alan MacLeod (2021-05-05). In 2018 the US Was at War With Uyghur Terrorists. Now it Claims They Don't Even Exist. orinocotribune.com By Alan Macleod — May 1, 2021 | With China now in the U.S. crosshairs, the ETIM has moved from being an adversary to being a potential asset. | WASHINGTON — In the dying months of his administration, President Donald Trump removed from the United States terrorist list a little-known paramilitary organization called ETIM, an acronym that stands for either the East Turkestan Independence Movement or the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, depending on whom one asks. The group is also sometimes known as the [East] Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP or ETIP). | Explaining the decision, the State Department said tha…

Jay Connor (2021-05-05). LeBron James Regrets Fueling 'Wrong Conversation' About Ma'Khia Bryant Shooting, But Police Accountability Is Part of the Solution. theroot.com As someone with a massive platform and the ability to inform and influence the opinions of millions, after being in the public eye for about six years now, I completely understand the responsibility that comes with it. |

Anonymous669 (2021-05-05). Terrorist Attack On Large Iraqi Oil Field Leaves Four Dead & Wounded. southfront.org A flame rises from a chimney at Taq Taq oil field in Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, August 16, 2014. Picture taken August 16, 2014. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari | Early on May 5, unidentified militants attacked the Bai Hasan oil fields in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk, where large oil reserves are located. | The militants blew up two wells in the oil fields with explosive devices while attacking a nearby security post to distract the guards."The terrorist attack at dawn today, resulted in the explosion of the Wells 183…

_____ (2021-05-05). In 2018 the U.S. Was at War With Uyghur Terrorists. Now It Claims They Don't Even Exist. strategic-culture.org With China now in the U.S. crosshairs, the ETIM has moved from being an adversary to being a potential asset. | By Alan MACLEOD | In the dying months of his administration, President Donald Trump removed from the United States terrorist list a little-known paramilitary organization called ETIM, an acronym that stands for either the East Turkestan Independence Movement or the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, depending on whom one asks. The group is also sometimes known as the [East] Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP or ETIP). | Explaining the decision, the State Department said that "ETIM was removed from the list beca…

IDN (2021-05-05). Conquering Poverty In America Is Possible — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Jonathan Power* | Adam Smith who in 1776 wrote "The Wealth of Nations", the Bible of capitalism, which has become the standard economics text for over two centuries, was quick to single out monopolistic tendencies as the most important tool in undermining the virtues of capitalism. It kept the poor poor. The laws that give these capitalists their freedom to exploit the marketplace, so-called rent-seeking, "may be said to be all written in blood". At the moment, Amazon is in the firing line for practicing such practices. Indeed, a majority of Silicon Valley companies rent-seek. Big pharma companies, like Pfi…

Fight Back (2021-05-05). On Karl Marx's birthday, read his abolitionist letter to Abraham Lincoln. fightbacknews.org To mark the May 5, 1818 birthday of Karl Marx, Fight Back News Service is circulating a work he authored in 1864, a statement of congratulations to President Lincoln upon his reelection. | Address of the International Working Men's Association to Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America | Sir: | We congratulate the American people upon your re-election by a large majority. If resistance to the Slave Power was the reserved watchword of your first election, the triumphant war cry of your re-election is Death to Slavery. | From the commencement of the titanic American strife the workingmen of…

Fight Back (2021-05-05). On Karl Marx's birthday, read his abolitionist letter to Abraham Lincoln. fightbacknews.org To mark the May 5, 1818 birthday of Karl Marx, Fight Back News Service is circulating a work he authored in 1864, a statement of congratulations to President Lincoln upon his reelection. | Address of the International Working Men's Association to Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America | Sir: | We congratulate the American people upon your re-election by a large majority. If resistance to the Slave Power was the reserved watchword of your first election, the triumphant war cry of your re-election is Death to Slavery. | From the commencement of the titanic American strife the workingmen of…

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

John Stanton (2021-05-05). Americans Minds are Artificially Intelligent. dissidentvoice.org I advocate the thesis which holds that the tendency towards totalitarianism is part of the essence of the machine, and originally proceeded from the realm of technology; that the tendency, inherent to every machine as such, to subjugate the world, to parasitically seize upon the fragments that have not yet been subjugated, to merge with …

_____ (2021-05-05). Aerial Surveillance In Twin Cities Frustrates, Alarms Residents. popularresistance.org When protests broke out several weeks ago in a Minneapolis, Minnesota suburb over the police killing of Daunte Wright, tensions were already high thanks to the trial of Derek Chauvin, the police officer found guilty of murdering George Floyd. State and local authorities were ready for the unrest — and so were their federal partners. Armored vehicles and soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard became a symbol of the militarized crackdown. | Other less visible federal forces were also at work. Thousands of feet overhead, Department of Homeland Security surveillance planes and helicopters circled Brooklyn C…

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

Peter Tase (2021-05-05). Azerbaijan: The Fatherland Of Heydar Aliyev — OpEd. eurasiareview.com In his book "Azerbaijan since Independence", Svante E. Cornell writes: "If Azerbaijan had to be defined by a single word, that word would have to be "crossroads" — an observation made by the greatest historian of Azerbaijan, Tadeusz Swietochowski states: "…Azerbaijan is both European and Asian at the same time. Azerbaijan's importance is much greater than its small [territorial] size." The fatherland of Heydar Aliyev plays indeed a fundamental role in preserving Islamic Culture and Architecture, it is a cradle of civilization, home of Gàºlàºstan Monument, Noah's Mausoleum and of Momine Khatun…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-05). New App Makes Bitcoin More Secure. eurasiareview.com A computer science engineer at Michigan State University has a word of advice for the millions of bitcoin owners who use smartphone apps to manage their cryptocurrency: don't. Or at least, be careful. Researchers from MSU are developing a mobile app to act as a safeguard for popular but vulnerable "wallet" applications used to manage cryptocurrency. | "More and more people are using bitcoin wallet apps on their smartphones," said Guan-Hua Tu, an assistant professor in MSU's College of Engineering who works in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. "But these applications have vulnerabilities." | S…

MP-IDSA (2021-05-05). Tehrik Labaik Pakistan And Politics Of Religious Right — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Smruti S. Pattanaik* | The Tehrik Labaik Pakistan (TLP), in a very short time, has emerged as one of the strongest neo-fundamentalist radical organisations. The TLP was the fifth largest party in the national elections held in July 2018. Several factors contributed to its rise. Most notable of them was the leadership provided by Allama Khadim Rizvi, the firebrand leader who used the blasphemy issue to mobilise people. | After his death in November 2020, his son and the current chief of the TLP, Saad Rizvi, is trying to find a toe-hold in right-wing politics. The government imposed a ban on his organisation…

Staff (2021-05-05). Iran has firm commitment to support Palestinian Resistance. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — While inviting Islamic Ummah to support defenders of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Head of Hamas' Political Bureau praised Islamic Republic of Iran for its firm commitment to support Palestinian Resistance and stability of its nation.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-05). Top council gives OK to Baneh-Marivan free-trade zone bill. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — The Expediency Council has approved the Baneh-Marivan free-trade bill in a boost to the development of the western Iranian bordering areas with Iraqi Kurdistan, according to Kordestan Province's Governor Bahman Moradnia.

Staff (2021-05-05). Gen. Soleimani a role model for all interested in Resistance. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Martyr General Qasem Soleimani is a role model for all those who are interested in the Islamic system and the culture of resistance, commander of IRGC Quds Force commander said.

Staff (2021-05-05). Liberation of Quds closer than ever: Hezbollah chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary-general of the Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement, delivered a speech Wed. on the upcoming Quds Day, stressing that liberation of holy Quds is closer than ever.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-05). Expediency Council turns Incheh Borun into free-trade zone. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — The governor of the northern province of Golestan said that the bill to create a free trade-industrial zone in Incheh Borun region on the border with Turkmenistan has been approved by the Expediency Council.

Staff (2021-05-05). Uzbekistan, Iran, Turkmenistan railways hold trilateral meet. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Representatives of Uzbekistan, Iran, and Turkmenistan railway organizations held a trilateral meeting in Tashkent on Wed. through videoconference to discuss issues pertinent to the increase of transportation capacities.

Staff (2021-05-05). Iraqi pres. lauds key role of Iran in fight against ISIL. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Iraqi President Barham Salih praised Iran's outstanding and prominent role in the fight against ISIL terrorist group in Iraq.

sputniknews (2021-05-05). No Longer Golden: Goofy Retriever Takes a 'Bath' in Muddy Puddle. sputniknews.com As hilarious and not always appealing as it looks, dogs like to roll in wet mud. There is a variety of reasons for that, ranging from plain boredom to a desire to cool off. It may even have more primeval roots and serve as a means to conceal their scent, even though golden retrievers are hardly predators like their distant ancestors.

sputniknews (2021-05-05). Champions League: Chelsea and Real Madrid Teams Arrive for Semi-Final Faceoff. sputniknews.com The upcoming clash is the second leg game for the UEFA Champions League semi-final. The first leg match was held in Madrid and ended in a draw on 27 April. The final is set to take place on 29 May in Istanbul.

sputniknews (2021-05-05). Merkel Says Transatlantic Partners Share No Common Assessment on Nord Stream 2. sputniknews.com BERLIN (Sputnik) – The Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas project remains an issue lacking a common stance between the European Union and the United States, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.

Susan Price (2021-05-05). Showcasing Black, queer and grassroots resilience through light and sound. greenleft.org.au For five nights in May, three locations around Warrane (Sydney Cove) will be transformed with images, music and stories of the lives and resistance of Sydney's Black, queer and grassroots communities, writes Rachel Evans.

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

May Day in San Francisco (2021-05-05). Call to Support Organized Labor, Free Mumia and Stand Up for Black/Brown/Asian Unity. indybay.org This year as every year in San Francisco, thousands marched to support organized labor. Many unions and workers' groups marched up Market Street to protest racism and call for passage of the PRO Act by the U.S. Congress. Signs said Mumia is a class war prisoner and called for an end to the death penalty. There was new emphasis this year on the importance of Black/Brown/Asian Unity.

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

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-05). Biden Waives Restriction on Military Aid to Azerbaijan Despite Recent Nagorno-Karabakh Fighting. news.antiwar.com President Biden The waiver requires the Secretary of State to ensure that the military aid would not contribute to conflict in the region. But US military assistance to Baku in recent years almost certainly played a role in fueling the…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-05). Understand the uprising in Colombia's streets. peoplesdispatch.org The mass mobilizations of the Colombian people over the last week have been met with unprecedented levels of repression. As of today, human rights organizations have confirmed that at least 31 people have been killed in the violent acts by security forces and hundreds have been detained. As the national strike completes one week, we look at why people are on the streets, how they have responded to this horrific violence and what are their key demands.

WSWS (2021-05-05). Thousands of Istanbul electricity workers launch wildcat strike. wsws.org Bedaş workers went on a wildcat strike on Friday, defying an official ban on strikes in the industry, against poverty wages imposed by a pro-company union.

Bertha Martinez (2021-05-05). Social Activism of Black Lives Matter: Institutional Responses. indybay.org Institutions in America should show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. By doing so, they demonstrate that they understand the severity of police brutality against black people.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-05). 350+ Scholars Call for Filibuster Reform Ahead of Town Hall. commondreams.org "A government unable to produce results that significant majorities of the public elect their representatives to deliver is no longer a representative government," hundreds of academics wrote in a call for filibuster reform. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/end_filibuster.jpg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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