Daily Archives: May 20, 2020

2020-05-20: News Headlines

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-05-21). Towards a Culture of World Peace. globalresearch.ca "Towards a Culture of World Peace" constitutes a commitment to Human Livelihood. It consists in confronting the UU-NATO discourse in support of war and military intervention. It requires reviving a Worldwide anti-war movement, nationally and internationally as well as establishing a resolve by the governments of sovereign nation states to reject this Worldwide process of militarization.

A. Majumdar (2020-05-21). PDF of May 21 issue. workers.org Download entire 12-page PDF here. 'Reopening' fuels resistance. Capitalism or Socialism? Also: #FreeBlackMamas; Save the USPS! Working-class democracy; Trump vs. birth control; Becoming a Marxist; MOVE says "Free Mumia'; Sandino lives! Editorial: . Breonna Taylor; Malcolm X & Ho Chi Minh. World: Palestine's Nakba; Sanctions Kill; Ecuador. Tear down prisons: Andrea . . . |

(2020-05-21). Witness at the prison gates, Karnes Family 'Detention' Center. workers.org May 16 car caravan protesting migrant family imprisonment at the Karnes County Residential Center — first immigrant detention facility in Texas to be licensed as a 'child care provider.' By BLS On May 16, I found the Karnes County Family Residential Center tucked away on a secluded road in Karnes . . . |

Taegan Stross (2020-05-21). Organizing health care for patients, not profits. workers.org This is a slightly edited version of a talk given during the"What Road To Socialism?" webinar held by Workers World Party on May 16. I appreciate being given the chance to speak on such a critical topic as health care in the so-called United States. Many comrades have already spoken . . . |

Project Censored (2020-05-21). Zooming Past Equity in Higher Education: Technocratic Pedagogy Fails Social Justice Test. projectcensored.org By Nolan Higdon and Mickey Huff The response to COVID-19 by governing institutions has altered the lives and practices of people across the nation, including the students, faculty, and staff…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-20). At World Health Assembly, unanimous support for independent global study on pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org Attempts by the US and Australia to marginalize China at the World Health Assembly failed as the resolution adopted by member states through consensus made no mention of either Wuhan or China…

Vijay Prashad (2020-05-20). How the United States government failed to prepare for the global pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org Vijay Prashad writes on why the Trump administration has insisted on blaming China for the coronavirus pandemic and how the administration's slow response is responsible for the tragic situation in the country today…

Ralph Nader (2020-05-20). Letting Big Corporations Get Away with Whatever They Want. zcomm.org The New York Times reported 98 lifesaving regulations were revoked, suspended, or simply replaced with weaker versions. What remains on the books is not enforced…

Eds. (2020-05-20). The Navajo Nation is being decimated by this virus. mronline.org The problems facing Native American communities during this pandemic were decades in the making.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-20). Venezuela invasion bid: US denial on its role is not credible. peoplesdispatch.org Can we believe the claims of the US administration that it had no involvement in the most recent Venezuelan invasion attempt? Anya Parampil of The Grayzone tells more.

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-05-20). Failures in Syria and Libya Fuel Coup Speculations Against Erdogan. globalresearch.ca Turkish media has been full of speculation of a potential coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, including from state-run

Alan MacLeod (2020-05-20). U.S. Military planners advise expanded online psychological warfare against China. mronline.org Just three years ago, Americans had a neutral view of China (and nine years ago it was strongly favorable). Today, the same polls show that 66 percent of Americans dislike the country.

Alan Macleod (2020-05-20). Ahmaud Arbery Murdered in Racist Attack, Now Slandered by Racist Media. mintpressnews.com The New York Post, a paper infamous for its close relationship with the police and a long history of defaming black victims of white violence, now has Arbery is in its sights.

Alan Macleod (2020-05-20). Biden: Criticism of Israel Is Not Anti-Semitism, Unless It Comes From the Left. mintpressnews.com Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden held an online fundraiser yesterday with around 550 people organized by former U.S. ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro and Emory University professor Deborah Lipstadt. Much of the discussion revolved around the role of Israel and around the growing tide of anti-Israeli sentiment on American college campuses. "Criticism of Israel's policy is not anti-Semitism," Biden

Ted Rall (2020-05-20). If Trump Wins Again, Don't Blame Progressives. counterpunch.org The corporate conservatives who control the Democratic Party are suffering from cheaters' remorse. The DNC and their media allies (NPR, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Vox, etc.) subverted the will of primary voters, undermining initial frontrunner Bernie Sanders in order to install the worst candidate of the 20 centrists in the campaign. Now

Larry Holmes (2020-05-20). Pandemia ha acelerado etapa final del capitalismo ° El resto depende de nosotros! — Parte 2. workers.org Gran parte de las discusiones en el internet sobre el mejor camino hacia el socialismo a raíz de la nueva popularidad del socialismo, que ha estimulado el crecimiento de los socialistas demócratas de América y la campaña de Bernie Sanders, tienden a tener un defecto importante. En general, las discusiones . . . |

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-20). How the British Empire Created and Killed George Orwell. strategic-culture.org The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), happily amplified by the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) in the United States which carries its World News, continues to pump out its regular dreck about the alleged economic chaos in Russia and the imagined miserable state of the Russian people. | It is all lies of course. But amid all their countless fiascoes and failures in every ot…

Jipson John (2020-05-20). The pandemic has only exposed the suicidal tendencies of capitalism: Noam Chomsky. mronline.org 'Another, probably more severe pandemic has been predicted. Scientists know how to prepare, but someone must act. If we choose not to learn the lessons that are right before our eyes, the consequences will be dire."

Ryan Cristián (2020-05-21). Bob Langer The Coronavirus "Common Denominator" Tied To Charles Lieber & Israel's NY "Smart Cities" thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/20/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Juan Cole (2020-05-20). Religious Fundamentalists Are Making the Pandemic Worse. thenation.com Religious Fundamentalists Are Making the Pandemic Worse…

South Front (2020-05-20). Video: Turkey's 'Neo-Ottoman' Project Shifts Focus From Syria to Libya. globalresearch.ca This week, massive Turkish military support has finally allowed the Government of National Accord to achieve some breakthrough in the battle against the Libyan National Army (LNA). | On May 18, GNA forces and members of Turkish-backed militant groups from Syria …

South Front (2020-05-20). Video: Caliphate in Miniature: Rift Between Turkey and Al-Qaeda in Idlib. globalresearch.ca In the second half of April and early May, the Syrian province of Idlib became the epicenter of a military political drama developing between Turkish forces and their al-Qaeda-linked allies. | The escalated tensions even led to a military incident on …

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-20). Cuba: End of Sanctions Is More Important Than Nobel Peace Prize for Its Doctors. strategic-culture.org In recognition for the Cuban doctors' efforts to aid nations across the world to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, there have been In 2015, the Henry Reeves Medical Brigade was nominated for the Nob…

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-20). US Military Planners Advise Expanded Online Psychological Warfare against China. strategic-culture.org Just three years ago, Americans had a neutral view of China (and nine years ago it was strongly favorable). Today, the same polls show that 66 percent of Americans dislike the country. | Alan MACLEOD | As the U.S. military turns its attention from the Middle East to conflict with Russia and China, American war planners are advising that the United States greatly expand its own online "psychological operations" against Beijing. | A new report from the

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-20). Magic and Voodoo Versus Science and Medicine. strategic-culture.org Across the globe, as scientists and doctors are working a breakneck speed to develop safe vaccines and therapies for the Covid-19 virus, modern-day magicians and voodoo purveyors are pushing all forms of quackery to swindle and sway an unsuspecting public. The most notorious wizard of woo is Donald Trump, who, on February 28, said of Covid-19, "It's going to disappear. One day, it's like a miracle, it will disappear." | Trump, like all the snake oil salesmen and carnival barkers who have preceded him, was dead wrong in his magical prognostication. As of May 16, there were 4,564, 286 cases of Covid-19, with the Un…

Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area (2020-05-20). Poetry in the Time of the Pandemic & Other Earthly Ills. indybay.org Zoom (access registration after ticket purchase)…

RT (2020-05-20). Taliban deal: US envoy meets Afghan president, former rival as Kabul ends political impasse. rt.com US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his former rival Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday to discuss progress towards a peace deal with the insurgent Taliban. | The meeting was the first between the three men since Ghani and Abdullah ended a months-long political impasse in which both claimed to be Afghanistan's rightful leader. The pair struck a power-sharing agreement on Sunday, removing a major obstacle to the US-brokered peace process. Abdullah was appointed head of a reconciliation council designated to hold talks with the Taliban, Reuters said.

RT (2020-05-20). Was Maduro the 'jackpot'? Former US Green Berets reveal new details of botched Venezuela coup in interrogation tapes. rt.com Detained US ex-soldiers said they were tasked with securing an airfield in Venezuela in order to put President Nicolas Maduro on a plane after toppling him. The men were charged with plotting a coup against the government. | Venezuelan state TV has aired new interrogation tapes of the two former US Green Berets charged with participating in failed plot to oust Maduro. | American national Luke Denman told an interrogator that Jordan Goudreau, a US special forces veteran and founder of private security firm Silvercorp USA, had proposed that he take part in removing Maduro from power between late November and ear…

RT (2020-05-20). EU plans possible 'reprisal' for Israel over annexation plans while US insists it's 'Israel's decision'. rt.com Plans by Israel to annex Jewish settlements in the West Bank look set to trigger a spat between the US and EU, with Washington regarding the action as an "Israeli decision" while Brussels mulls possible sanctions. | Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared Tuesday that all deals made with the US and Israel, "including the security ones," were now called off. It was a move Abbas had been threatening for weeks following the unveiling of annexation plans in US President Donald Trump's controversial 'Deal of the Century' and "vision for peace" which was quickly rejected by Palestinians for being too…

en.mehrnews (2020-05-20). Palestine to be liberated one day: Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 20 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the philosophy of Quds Day is that Quds will not be forgotten and Palestine will finally be liberated.

Stephen Lendman (2020-05-20). Abbas Suspending Agreements with Israel? globalresearch.ca In 2005, Israel virtually installed Mahmoud Abbas as Palestinian president and PLO chairman. | A rigged election with no legitimacy assured it. His mandate is serving as Israel's enforcer. | He's kept in power as long as remaining submissive to Israeli interests …

WHO-Watch Team (2020-05-20). Mixed outcomes at the 'COVID-19 World Health Assembly'. peoplesdispatch.org The 73rd World Health Assembly saw the US continue its attack on China and the World Health Organization. The WHA recognized immunization as a global public health good but failed to do the same for vaccines…

Newsclick (2020-05-20). At World Health Assembly, US bid to scapegoat China fails. peoplesdispatch.org Former Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar talks about the two-day World Health Assembly where COVID-19 was a major focus area. He talks about how the attempts by the US to pin the blame for the disease on China backfired. He also talks about how India has failed to emerge as an important player in this context and has ended up ganging up with the US…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-05-20). Video: "The House Cat Flu" is Coming. The Meow Apocalypse… globalresearch.ca The following episode of the Simpsons was released in 2010. | It is a satire. But at the same time it reveals the unspoken truth. The writer of the script is an award winning author and political analyst. Michael Price | This …

Whitney Webb (2020-05-20). Media Ignores Israel Connection to Eric Schmidt's Push For NY "Smart Cities" thelastamericanvagabond.com With NY Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announcing that former head of Google, Eric Schmidt, would lead an effort to "reimagine" post-pandemic life in the state, media reports have failed to note that the groundwork for that "reimagining" was laid last year and intimately involves the state of Israel. In recent weeks, considerable media attention has …

RT (2020-05-20). Pompeo denies firing of State Department IG was retaliation for probe into 'emergency' arms sales to Saudi Arabia. rt.com The US secretary of state has confirmed he asked the president to sack Inspector General Steve Linick, but denied it was in retaliation for reported probes into arms sales to the Saudis and the use of an aide for personal errands.

M.K. Bhadrakumar (2020-05-20). How Russia is botching its alliance with Syria. mronline.org Russia's relationships with its client states have never been easy. Of course, managing client states is always a complicated exercise. The Kremlin's cupboard is full of skeletons—Hungary (1956), Czechoslovakia (1968), Cuba (1962), Afghanistan (1980), Ukraine (2014) and so on.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2020-05-20). How Russia is Botching Its Relationship With Syria. counterpunch.org What complicates Russia's relationship with Syria, which has sometimes been referred to as a Russian client state, is that two strong-willed, highly self-opinionated leaders are also involved here—Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Syria Bashar al-Assad. Both enjoy unshakeable clan support and can hold their ground. Assad is by no means a Russian protege, and the interests of the two countries do not always overlap, either.

Andrew Korybko (2020-05-20). The US' "Medical Terrorism" Against Syria Threatens to Make World War C Much Deadlier. globalresearch.ca The Syrian Ambassador to Russia slammed the US' sanctions against his country as a form of medical terrorism that prevents it from importing much-needed "medicines, and medical goods, and other means to combat [COVID-19]", which strongly suggests that America wants …

Gareth Porter (2020-05-20). Washington's Tell Tale of Iranian-Al Qaeda Alliance Based on Questionably Sourced Book 'The Exile'. globalresearch.ca A disinformation campaign aimed to justify the assassination of Qassem Soleimani by painting him and Iran as willing enablers of al-Qaeda. The propaganda operation relied heavily on a shoddily sourced book, "The Exile." | *** | The U.S. assassination of

Martha Grevatt (2020-05-20). Economic ruin, pandemic pose question: Capitalism or Socialism? workers.org This is a slightly edited and expanded version of a talk given during the "What Road To Socialism?" webinar held by Workers World Party on May 16. May 17 — According to the Department of Labor, the official unemployment rate is now almost 15 percent. A staggering 37 million workers . . . |

Ben Norton (2020-05-20). New NYPD press officer co-wrote The Intercept Russiagate story that landed source in prison. thegrayzone.com The Intercept published a story that landed Reality Winner in prison, burning its third source. That article was co-authored by…

Eds. (2020-05-20). Our economic system fuels outbreaks, says Evolutionary Epidemiologist who predicted the pandemic. mronline.org Mass deforestation, industrialised animal agriculture and reductions in biodiversity are among a number of factors which increase the likelihood of the emergence and spread of dangerous pathogens such as the coronavirus disease 2019, explains scientist Dr Rob Wallace in an exclusive interview with Sputnik.

Janine Jackson (2020-05-20). 'Efforts to Make Voting More Difficult Are Magnified in a Pandemic' – CounterSpin interview with Ari Berman on voter suppression and the coronavirus. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Ari Berman about voter suppression and the coronavirus for the Media…

Staff (2020-05-20). This is Not a Drill: LIVE, May 20th. therealnews.com What strategic opportunity remains for left organizers to build political power within the Democratic Party after Bernie? Are the Democrats in internal crisis, exacerbated by the broader health, political, and economic crises? And, how can we best fight the right wing? Join us for the next episode of This is Not a Drill: LIVE as…

Sue Davis (2020-05-20). Migrants lead struggle as 'reopening' fuels resistance. workers.org May 18 — Ford Motors CEO Jim Farley said during a recent conference call, "The auto industry is [the U.S.] economic engine. Restarting the entire auto ecosystem is how we restart the economy." (New York Times, May 18) Workers protest unsafe conditions due to COVID-19 as the Tesla auto plant . . . |

Teresa Gutierrez (2020-05-20). Carrizo Comecrudo Tribunal for Human Rights: 'The Indian Wars are not over'. workers.org An important online tribunal — the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribunal for Human Rights — will take place on May 22-23 and should not be missed. The Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas is hosting this event in partnership with the Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy. The tribunal involves "the continued . . . |

Staff (2020-05-20). How Islamophobia And Trump Are Dividing Major Jewish Organizations. therealnews.com The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations' incoming Chair-elect Dianne Lob faced attack from of Morton Klein of the Zionist Organization of America because of her work with Muslim refugees.

(2020-05-20). "Weapons of mass incompetence" workers.org By Vijay Prashad These slightly edited remarks were given April 24 at the "U.S. Empire vs. Political Prisoners" webinar teach-in sponsored by Mobilization4Mumia and held in honor of the 66th birthday of political prisoner and revolutionary Mumia Abu-Jamal. We are in Corona shock. The bourgeois order has become a prison. . . . |

Gloria Rubac (2020-05-20). Political Prisoners Teach-In: 'Greetings from Texas, death penalty capital'. workers.org These slightly edited remarks were given April 24 at the "U.S. Empire vs. Political Prisoners" webinar teach-in sponsored by Mobilization4Mumia and held in honor of the 66th birthday of political prisoner and revolutionary Mumia Abu-Jamal, incarcerated for 39 years by the U.S. state. By Gloria Rubac Greetings from the state . . . |

Devin Cole (2020-05-20). Living under fascism, killing fascism. workers.org "Black communist James S. Allen included this map of the 'Black Belt' and adjoining plantation lands of the South in his 1938 'The Negro Question in the U.S.'" This is a slightly edited version of a talk given during the"What Road To Socialism?" webinar held by Workers World Party on . . . |

Phebe Eckfeldt (2020-05-20). Women and gender-nonconforming people: Nothing to lose but our chains. workers.org This is a slightly edited version of a talk given during the"What Road To Socialism?" webinar held by Workers World Party on May 16. In his book "High Tech, Low Pay," Sam Marcy, the late Workers World Party chairperson, talks about how technology has diminished the number of skilled workers . . . |

Don Fitz (2020-05-20). Soaring Beyond the Green New Deal. dissidentvoice.org When Stan Cox was writing his book, The Green New Deal and Beyond: Ending the Climate Emergency While We Still Can, he scripted these prophetic words: "The oft-predicted national decline in use of fossil fuels is nowhere to be seen, and it is unlikely to occur on its own, at least until the next economic …

Staff (2020-05-20). Stir Crazy! Episode #38: Generation WTF! therealnews.com On today's show: TRNN climate reporter Aman Azhar, and co-hosts of upcoming new show "Why You Should Give a F*ck" Genevieve Montinar and Tunde Ogunfolaju. Hosted by Kim Brown.

Staff (2020-05-20). "Stay Alive, Stay at Home, Organize": Rev. Barber Sets June 20 for Poor People's Digital March on DC. democracynow.org We look at the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Black, Brown and poor communities, and the next steps officials should take, with Reverend William Barber, who is organizing an online Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington, D.C., on June 20. "We're not going to just die. We're going to stand up and fight back," says Rev. Barber. He also discusses voter suppression ahead of the November election.

Staff (2020-05-20). As NYC Subway Closures Force Unhoused People into Packed Shelters, Advocates Demand Permanent Homes. democracynow.org For the first time in its 115-year history, this month New York City began shutting down its subway system overnight. The unprecedented move has left unhoused people who rely on the trains for shelter suddenly with nowhere to go, and made them even more vulnerable as the coronavirus continues to spread. "The situation is concerning," says emergency physician Dr. Kelly Doran, who has joined advocates in calling on New York to do more to protect unhoused people from infection. We also speak with Josh Dean, executive director of the homeless advocacy group Human.NYC.

Staff (2020-05-20). Immigrants Protest Demolition of NJ Public School for $750 Million Robert Wood Johnson Cancer Center. democracynow.org We go to New Brunswick, New Jersey, to look at the fight to save the largely immigrant Lincoln Annex public school from demolition to make way for the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital's $750 million cancer center. Democracy Now! co-host Juan González lives in New Brunswick and has been active in the campaign. We also speak with Juan Cartagena, president and general counsel of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, and attorney representing parents, students and taxpayers who oppose the demolition.

RT (2020-05-20). Mo Salah and the Four Thieves: Gang of armed robbers wearing Mo Salah masks arrested by police in Egypt. rt.com Mo Salah has many imitators thanks to his spectacular scoring record. But none have gone as far to mimic Mo as a gang of four criminals arrested by Egyptian police in Cairo for wearing masks of the Liverpool forward to rob stores.

The Canary (2020-05-20). 'Unproductive' to blame scientists for government decisions, says Buckland. thecanary.co Justice secretary Robert Buckland has labelled it "unproductive" to blame scientists for decisions taken by the government during the coronavirus crisis.His comments came after Cabinet colleague Thérèse Coffey, the work and pensions secretary, tried to deflect criticism about key decisions, such as ending community testing, on to the scientists advising ministers on the UK response.Coffey, speaking to Sky News on Tuesday, said: "If the science was wrong, advice at the time was wrong, I'm not surprised if people then think we made a wrong decision."Downing Street distanced itself from her comments sh…

The Canary (2020-05-20). 2.6 million people flee as Cyclone Amphan batters India and Bangladesh. thecanary.co A strong cyclone has blown heavy rain and strong wind into coastal India and Bangladesh after more than 2.6 million people were moved to shelters in a frantic evacuation made more challenging by coronavirus.Cyclone Amphan slowed slightly as it reached cooler waters near the coast, but with wind speeds ranging between 100mph and 105mph, the … | By

The Canary (2020-05-20). 'Stay alert' slogan needs more explanation, admits minister. thecanary.co Ministers have admitted that the government's "Stay alert" slogan requires added explanation to help the public understand the "more nuanced messages" involved.When announcing the lockdown on 23 March, Downing Street introduced the slogan "Stay at home", which was well adhered to and praised for its clarity.But when prime minister Boris Johnson spoke on 10 May about easing the restrictions for England, new messaging urged the public to "stay alert" to the virus, a slogan that has been criticised for being too vague.The devolved administrations refused to adopt the messaging at the same time and hit out at Johnson…

(2020-05-20). Solidarity with all LGBTQ2+ workers! workers.org By Ezra Echo This is a slightly edited version of a talk given during the"What Road To Socialism?" webinar held by Workers World Party on May 16. The LGBTQ2+ working class looks like my gay, bisexual, and trans comrades who usually would be gearing up for our collective celebration of . . . |

Global Research News (2020-05-20). Selected Articles: China Updates Its 'Art of Hybrid War'. globalresearch.ca By The escalated tensions even led to a military incident on the M4 highway, near the town of Nayrab, when the Turkish Army …

Marko Marjanoviƒá (2020-05-20). Colorado Forced to Revise Its Virus Tally After ALCOHOL POISONING Counted as COVID-19 Death. anti-empire.com A Republican state representative asked prosecutors to bring criminal charges against Colorado's top public health official Thursday, claiming that she illegally falsified death records to inflate COVID-19 death totals. | Rep. Mark Baisley (R-Roxborough Park) issued a formal letter requesting an investigation and criminal charges by George Brauchler, district attorney for the 18th Judicial District. Brauchler is also a Republican. | Baisley accuses Jill Ryan, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), of "falsely altering death certificates." CDPHE collects and repo…

Daniel Ben-Ami (2020-05-20). The Global COVID Lockdown Is Pushing the Third World to the Brink. anti-empire.com

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| Perhaps the most striking statistics of the many quoted during the In some cases, they do not have any access to running water at all, perhaps having to walk long distances in search…

RT (2020-05-20). Granddad dies of coronavirus, dad denied test & dies, mom sent back home with symptoms: Detroit man shares family tragedy with RT. rt.com Covid-19 swept through a Detroit family, killing Keith Gambrell's father and grandfather just hours apart. He told RT his family was the victim of negligence and racism. | "I feel like my dad was pushed to the back of the line for getting the test because he was black," Keith Gambrell said. "He went to a hospital in an all-white neighborhood. They looked at him and pushed him out the door to go home and die." | Also on rt.com | | Keith was speaki…

RT (2020-05-20). India's unemployment rate remains high despite lifting of lockdown measures. rt.com The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) has said the unemployment rate in the country was 24 percent for the week ending May 17, remaining unchanged from the previous week's figure. | According to its report, however, the labor participation rate rose to 38.8 percent as industries started opening up gradually after the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. | "Halfway into the month of May, it appears that the unemployment rate is around the same level as it was in April, mostly higher by a whisker," CMIE said, adding that the small relaxations in the lockdown since April 20 have not had any positive impact…

RT (2020-05-20). Another day, another fail: Bloomberg MIXES UP hospital bed stats of Russia & OECD in attack on country's Covid-19 response. rt.com Shortly after asking "why the coronavirus did not kill more Russians," Bloomberg illustrated a stinging op-ed with a graph suggesting Russia is far behind OECD states in hospital beds… though the exact opposite is true. | Everything's fine if it fits the narrative, Bloomberg Opinion editors might have thought when they misquoted World Bank statistics on the number of hospital beds per 1,000 residents, including the misrepresented data in a Russia-bashing

RT (2020-05-20). Florida governor goes after media who 'waxed poetically' of Florida Covid-19 crisis, brandishing numbers. rt.com Republican Governor Ron DeSantis took a victory lap touting Florida's Covid-19 improved numbers after a partial lockdown lifting, and went after the media for their doomsday predictions. | Speaking to the press on Wednesday, DeSantis said Florida has the "absolute best data" when it comes to coronavirus and anything saying otherwise is simply "typical, partisan narrative trying to be spun." | "And part of the reason [for] that is you got a lot of people in your profession," the governor said, pointing to the cameras and microphones in front of him, "who waxed poetically for weeks and weeks about how Florida wa…

RT (2020-05-20). Spain's Health Ministry orders citizens, including children over 6, to wear masks in public spaces. rt.com The Spanish Health Ministry has made it compulsory for all citizens, including children over six, to wear masks in public spaces. Its order said the masks would be needed from Thursday for indoor public spaces and outdoors when impossible to keep a two-meter distance. Masks' efficiency in curbing the coronavirus is hotly debated globally. | Spain has suffered 27,778 deaths and had 232,037 cases of Covid-19, Reuters reports. The tourism-dependent economy is forecast to contract up to 12.4 percent in 2020. | The pace of new fatalities has slowed to under 100 a day, and PM Pedro Sanchez's left-wing coalition is a…

RT (2020-05-20). 'They should put communities first': ALL NBA teams 'obligated' to provide players' BLOOD in search for COVID-19 breakthrough in US. rt.com Players from every team in the NBA are being expected to provide blood samples as part of a major study into the novel coronavirus — with the doctor behind the scheme telling them to "do something right for their communities".

RT (2020-05-20). Anti-social distancing: The darker side of a remote world, from execution orders to digital governance. rt.com The coronavirus pandemic has dragged the world kicking and screaming into an | unprecedented era of social distancing, with videoconferencing only thing | connecting us. But it too has entered some pretty macabre territory of late. | As governments the world over seek to curb the spread of the coronavirus, asking (mostly) compliant citizens to stay in their homes, wash their hands religiously and wear masks (or not, depending on the latest guidelines issued in a given week), the videoconferencing market has exploded, with one platform emerging as the leading force — Zoom. | Zoom now dominates the world of…

RT (2020-05-20). 'GIANT KANGAROO' acting as 'dog of the US': Chinese newspaper mocks Australia amid trade row. rt.com A Chinese tabloid widely considered to be a mouthpiece of the ruling communist party has printed some harsh words about Australia over the country's support of the US attack on Beijing's Covid-19 response. | Tensions between the US and China have lately been focused around Beijing's response to the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan and Washington's accusation of a cover-up regarding its severity and possible origin. Some of the US' global allies, like Australia, have been following its lead, provoking Chinese displeasure. | The Global Times, a popular Chinese tabloid generally considered to be reflective of the go…

RT (2020-05-20). Rolls-Royce to cut 9,000 jobs, mostly in the UK, in order to survive the coronavirus pandemic. rt.com British aerospace giant Rolls-Royce has announced it will cut at least 9,000 jobs from its workforce in the face of the major impending contraction in the aviation market in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. | Rolls-Royce supplies engines for large commercial aircraft such as the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350, but given the severe impact the coronavirus will continue to have on the airline industry, demand is likely to crater even further. | Also on rt.com | | Th…

RT (2020-05-20). Adding insult to injury: Spike in Covid-19 robocalls & fraud pushing Americans over the edge. rt.com From phony positive Covid-19 test results to deceptive offers of financial relief, robocalls have proliferated amid the pandemic, separating Americans from millions of precious dollars at a time when few can afford to lose money. | As if locked-down Americans don't have enough to worry about, robocalls have exploded in frequency, afflicting 91 percent of respondents in a survey

RT (2020-05-20). German govt obtains new powers to block hostile foreign takeovers in healthcare. rt.com The government in Berlin gave itself new powers to veto hostile foreign takeover bids for German healthcare companies on Wednesday. The measure is designed to ensure a continuous supply of essential products during the coronavirus crisis. | The regulation, approved by the cabinet, will allow the government to block takeovers of makers of vaccines, precursor chemicals, medicines, protective equipment or medical machinery such as ventilators. | In the future, the government will be allowed to examine the security implications of a bid from outside the European Union as soon as the buyer holds more than 10 percen…

RT (2020-05-20). Netherlands to reopen schools in June, public transport to resume regular schedules. rt.com The Netherlands will press ahead with a further easing of lockdown measures in June due to a steady decline in the number of coronavirus infections and hospital admissions, according to PM Mark Rutte. | High schools will reopen on June 2 and elementary schools will return to full schedules on June 8, Rutte said on Tuesday. The easing will take place nearly two and a half months after lockdown measures were imposed across the country of 17 million in mid-March. | Public transport will resume regular schedules, with non-medical face masks compulsory for anyone over 13 years of age. Gyms and dance venues will rem…

RT (2020-05-20). WATCH: McDonald's workers across the US go on STRIKE in protest over coronavirus working conditions. rt.com Hundreds of McDonald's workers in the US are protesting unsatisfactory working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic, with some quitting and others decrying the risk they say they're being exposed to from Covid-19. | Strikes took place in over 20 cities across the US, including Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, and San Jose in California, as well as St. Louis, Missouri, Little Rock, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee. The protests were planned for Wednesday, ahead of the company's annual shareholders meeting the following day. | The Fight for 15 movement — a group focused on raising the minimum wage…

RT (2020-05-20). Wuhan imposes blanket BAN on wildlife trade & consumption to 'safeguard public health'. rt.com The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the deadly coronavirus was first detected, has imposed a strict ban on wildlife trade. Despite the lack of proof, a local animal market has been widely regarded as the source of the outbreak. | The wildlife trade ban will be in place for five years, according to a From now on, consumption of all wild animals is off-limits in the city, which is the capital of Hubei province. Selling wild animals and breeding t…

RT (2020-05-20). Oil prices rally amid falling inventories & hopes of demand recovery. rt.com Prices of key global oil benchmarks Brent and US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) have surged on Wednesday following positive news on crude inventories. | Brent crude futures were up over four percent, climbing above $36 per barrel for the first time since April 9. Meanwhile, WTI contracts for July delivery jumped more than five percent to $33.62 per barrel. | Both benchmarks extended Tuesday's gains, which came thanks to positive data from the American Petroleum Institute (API). The estimates showed that US crude inventories fell by 4.8 million barrels to 521.3 million barrels in the week ending May 15, instead…

RT (2020-05-20). Is the Covid-19 financial crash the right time for India to cut 40% of military budget? It may be, if played right. rt.com India ranks behind only the US and China for military spending. With massive budget cuts coming, it needs a model that gets it more for its money — like Russia's. | Faced with an impending economic crisis, India is looking to review its military spending. Following indications by the Ministry of Defence that the military budget could be cut by up to

RT (2020-05-20). Russia plans to open consulate general in China's Wuhan — ambassador. rt.com Russia's Foreign Ministry plans to open a consulate general in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, Ambassador to Beijing Andrey Denisov said on Wednesday. "The city of Wuhan has been well-known to us for a long time. Before Wuhan, there was the city of Hankou. Our country was present in Hankou in the late 19th century, there was a consulate general," the envoy told an online briefing. | "Now the Russian Foreign Ministry has decided to reopen the consulate general in Wuhan. We hope that when the budget allows, we will restore our presence in Wuhan," TASS quoted Denisov as saying. "I am very pleased to…

RT (2020-05-20). US intel report sinks Pompeo's bluster with admission Iran & US both want peace in Afghanistan. rt.com US military intelligence has admitted Iran has no plans to "actively oppose" the peace process in Afghanistan, directly contradicting one of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's many allegations about the Islamic Republic. | The

RT (2020-05-20). NATO owes Ukraine $200 BILLION over Kiev's decision to forgo nuclear arsenal in 1990s — ex-MP. rt.com Kiev should "insist" that NATO pays out $200 billion for Ukraine's decision to abandon nuclear weapons more than a quarter of a century ago, a former Ukrainian lawmaker said, arguing that the move saved the alliance a fortune. | Back in the mid-1990s Ukraine ditched the nuclear arsenal that it inherited from the Soviet Union in exchange for security guarantees provided by the US, the UK and Russia as part of the so-called Budapest Memorandum. Now, the time has come for Kiev's "Western partners" to pay up — in cash — Andrey Senchenko, a former Verkhovna Rada deputy and interim deputy head of ex-Presid…

RT (2020-05-20). France warns Israel against partial annexation of West Bank, works with partners 'for prevention'. rt.com A partial annexation of the West Bank by Israel would be a serious violation, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday. Paris is working with European partners to come up with a joint action plan for prevention and reprisal should Israel make such a move, he said at a parliament hearing. | "For the past few days we have held several video conferences with European colleagues… with a view to deciding on a joint preventive action and eventually a reprisal if such a decision were taken," Reuters quoted the minister as saying. | The UN Middle East envoy said on Wednesday Israel must abandon…

RT (2020-05-20). 'We got a complaint': YouTube deletes channels focusing on Crimea & eastern Ukraine, cites 'terms of use' violation. rt.com Google has unexpectedly wiped the channels of three Russian-speaking news outlets from its video service YouTube, explaining the decision to one of them by "terms of use violation." | Google's erasure of alternative media seems to have gone one step further on Wednesday with channels of three media outlets simply disappearing from YouTube. The channels had years of presence on the service and thousands of subscribers. The more popular of their videos counted views in the millions. Now the content is gone from YouTube, and only a warning can be seen that the channels have been terminated for violating the terms…

RT (2020-05-20). 'I hope she's not very heavy handed with the sword': 100yo British veteran Cpt. Tom Moore on upcoming knighting by the Queen. rt.com Captain Tom Moore, the 100-year-old British veteran who stole headlines with his viral backyard fundraiser for the NHS, is due to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth, but is taking it all in stride with some heartwarming humor. | "I hope she's not very heavy handed with the sword," he said Wednesday, in reference to the knighting ceremony in which the monarch taps the recipient's shoulders with a sword. | "By then I might be rather a poor old weak soul." | The 100-year-old World War II veteran raised £33mn by walking 100 laps of his garden in Bedfordshire before his 100th birthday on April 30, in what became…

RT (2020-05-20). Iran's top cop among nine targeted by new round of US sanctions. rt.com Not letting the pandemic soften its hard line on Tehran, Washington has sanctioned nine Iranian officials over alleged human rights violations during last year's protests, including Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli. |

RT (2020-05-20). Morning Mika demands Twitter censor Trump over murder accusations, wants to speak with CEO Jack and lawyer. rt.com MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski wants to see the manager. She is attempting to get President Donald Trump's Twitter account banned over tweets in which he accused her husband Joe Scarborough of murder. | The president regularly uses social media to slam critics in legacy outlets, but his recent tweets about 'Morning Joe' co-host Scarborough were particularly harsh, as they relate to the 2001 death of an intern in the former congressman's office. | Conspiracy theories have swirled around the death for years, although the medical examiner at the time found it to be accidental, reporting the intern passed out from an…

RT (2020-05-20). Whose alternative facts? Facebook consigns PragerU to 'reduced visibility' purgatory after challenge to polar bear myth. rt.com Conservative channel PragerU has been sidelined on Facebook after a clip challenging climate change dogma ran afoul of fact-checkers. Accused of repeatedly sharing "false news," they've demanded Facebook stop censoring the Right. | PragerU was sentenced to the shadow realm of "reduced distribution" after posting a video to its Facebook page debunking the oft-deployed environmentalist trope that polar bear populations are on the brink of extinction because of the melting ice caps. Informed that third-party fact-checker Climate Feedback had taken issue with the clip, the conservative video-maker was told that if…

Anand Naidoo (2020-05-20). The Heat: Trump threatens to cut funding to WHO. america.cgtn.com U.S. President Donald Trump threatens to permanently cut the funding to the World Health Organization, as countries across the globe deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Staff (2020-05-20). Headlines for May 20, 2020. democracynow.org CDC Unveils Guidance on Reopening, Excluding Advice to Houses of Worship, Florida, Georgia Accused of Manipulating Data on Coronavirus Outbreaks, Senators Grill Treasury Secretary, Fed Chair over Coronavirus Loan Programs, Trump Claims Meat Plants Are Safe Despite Surging Coronavirus Cases, Unhoused New Orleans Residents Demand Rooms in Hotels Idled by Pandemic, Federal Judge Rules Texas Must Allow Residents to Vote by Mail, Homeland Security Department Watchdog to Probe Coronavirus Response, Trump Defends Use of Unproven Antimalarial Drug Despite Medical Warnings, Brazilian President Pushes Chloroquine Use as CO…

commondreams (2020-05-20). CODEPINK to Hack BlackRock's Annual Shareholders Meeting. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Claire O'Manique (2020-05-20). The Way Out of the COVID-19 Crisis Is a Green New Deal. commondreams.org Fortunately, we have an alternative to this fossil-fuelled, neoliberal capitalist normal: the Green New Deal. (Photo: Climate Justice Ottawa) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Yves Engler (2020-05-20). Canada Does Not Deserve a Seat on the UN Security Council. dissidentvoice.org Despite its peaceful reputation, Canada is not acting as a benevolent player on the international stage. Rather, Canada ranks among the twelve largest arms exporters and its weapons have fueled conflicts across the globe, including the devastating war in Yemen. In a disappointing move, Canada refused to join 122 countries represented at the 2017 UN Conference to Negotiate a …

sputniknews (2020-05-20). Biden Voices Opposition to Israel Annexing West Bank as Potentially 'Choking off Any Hope of Peace'. sputniknews.com On 28 January President Donald Trump formally unveiled his plan for Middle East peace, authored by a team led by his son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner, at the White House alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with Palestinian authorities rejecting the proposal as flagrantly biased.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-05-20). National Day of Mourning Slams Trump and GOP's Failed Covid-19 Response as US Death Toll Nears 100,000. commondreams.org As the U.S. death toll from Covid-19 climbed toward 100,000 and congressional Republicans continued "pumping the brakes" on further relief spending, a coalition of advocacy groups on Wednesday held a "National Day of Mourning" to protest the GOP's inadequate response to the coronavirus pandemic. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

sputniknews (2020-05-20). Most Wanted Hizbul Mujahideen Militant Arrested in Jammu and Kashmir. sputniknews.com New Delhi (Sputnik): In April 2019, Chander Kant Sharma, a leading member of India's Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a nationalist organisation, was shot dead along with his personal security officer in Jammu and Kashmir. The incident triggered protests across the country.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-05-20). After Coronavirus Triggers 17% Emissions Drop, Experts Say Only 'Fundamental Structural Change' Can Save Humanity's Future. commondreams.org After an analysis revealed Tuesday that lockdowns from the coronavirus pandemic caused planet-heating emissions to drop in early April by an unprecedented 17%, climate scientists and activists warned that progress will quickly be erased if the world returns to business as usual and called for systemic changes in the global energy, food, and transportation sectors. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Nick Licata (2020-05-20). It's Time for a Robot Tax. counterpunch.org Taxing robots sounds unnatural, almost sci-fi like. While I use "robots' to personalize automation, the reality is that workers, human beings, are being replaced by automation, often in the form of robotic functions in our major industries. The coronavirus pandemic will push the automation of work into hyperdrive as a huge section of our employment

Mike Maharrey (2020-05-20). Coronavirus Is Just the Latest Excuse to Expand the Surveillance State. globalresearch.ca Federal, state and local agencies have teamed up to operate a warrantless cellphone tracking program to monitor compliance with COVID-19 social distancing requirements. | According to

Raul Diego (2020-05-20). Florida Fires COVID-19 Public Data Guru as Private Firm Takes over Atlanta's Data Dashboard. mintpressnews.com The firing of Florida COVID-19 data guru Rebekah Jones comes as Georgia hands control of its own coronavirus data dashboard to an HHS-linked private cybersecurity firm.

Binoy Kampmark (2020-05-20). Inglorious Bastardry: Hacking for Vaccines. counterpunch.org If you cannot discover or create something, best steal it. It has been the operating principle for everything from wealth to technology. With the efforts to discover a vaccine to the novel coronavirus being all but bound by solidarity, the race on plundering secrets has already begun in earnest. No one party can claim particular

graham (2020-05-20). UK succours up to Trump and blows £millions on drugs that don't work. truepublica.org.uk TruePublica Editor: The mainstream media reports that Hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug being taken by Donald Trump as an unproven protection against coronavirus, is being bought in bulk by the UK in case it does turn out to be an effective Covid-19 treatment. Yes, you did read that right. 'In case' — it turns out to do …

Prof. Valeria Z. Nollan (2020-05-20). Coronavirus Crisis Has Created "Major Political Fault Lines" in Relations Between the World's Regions and Countries. globalresearch.ca It is curious that the coronavirus pandemic in which we unwittingly find ourselves is exposing both praiseworthy and unattractive features of the world we inhabit. On the one hand, countries are sharing vital information with each other. Medical personnel are …

Thomas Klikauer — Nadine Campbell (2020-05-20). Conspiracies and the Coronavirus in the USA and Germany. counterpunch.org By early May 2020, Coronavirus and Conspiracies had become a pressing issue. It should not come as a surprise that the global right-wing is linking the coronavirus to conspiracies. The use of conspiracies is nothing new. In 2018, CNN reported that within 72 hours, three hate crimes killed two African-Americans in Kentucky, nail bombs were

Sen. Scott Jensen (2020-05-20). US Hospitals Getting Paid More to Label Cause of Death as 'Coronavirus'. globalresearch.ca First published on April 15, 2020 | Senator Scott Jensen represents Minnesota. He's also a doctor. He appeared on Fox News with Laura Ingraham where he revealed a very disturbing piece of information. | Dr. Scott Jensen says the American Medical Association …

WSWS (2020-05-20). As North American auto assembly plants reopen, worker at Ford Chicago Assembly tests positive for COVID-19. wsws.org The Trump administration is spearheading a campaign to force a return to work, eliminating all pretense of combatting the spread of the coronavirus.

news.un (2020-05-20). Stand in solidarity to preserve Africa's hard-won progress, urges UN chief. news.un.org The coronavirus pandemic threatens the hard-earned gains Africans have made throughout the continent, the UN chief said on Wednesday, urging the world to stand in solidarity with the people, "now, and for recovering better".

graham (2020-05-20). Why Britain will now fail to contain the fallout of COVID-19. truepublica.org.uk TruePublica Editor: Today we have a Prime Minister in charge of a national crisis, who is quite clearly out of his depth. To be fair, so would any PM right now. The problem is that the Coronavirus has a modus operandi that is not fully understood — so no matter what the government does, their …

WSWS (2020-05-20). New analysis predicts US coronavirus deaths will triple by end of year. wsws.org There is evidence that the Florida government, and possibly others, are censoring the data needed to accurately study the development of the pandemic.

WSWS (2020-05-20). Capitalism vs. science: The lessons of the 36-hour Moderna vaccine frenzy. wsws.org It took just 36 hours for the media's frenzied promotion of a "breakthrough" treatment for the coronavirus to collapse under its own weight.

WSWS (2020-05-20). Ford Chicago Assembly worker tests positive for COVID-19 after North American auto plants reopen. wsws.org The Trump administration is spearheading a campaign to force a return to work, eliminating all pretense of combatting the spread of the coronavirus.

Ali Salam (2020-05-20). Israeli Forces Deliver Demolition Orders to Palestinian Family, Seize Mobile Home. imemc.org Israeli occupation forces handed Palestinian citizen, Jamal Rashayda, a demolition order, on Tuesday, for several structures in Ras al-Auja area in the Jordan Valley, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Palestinian human rights workers said the forces gave no justification for the order to demolish the family's tents and barns, north …

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-05-20). Armed Israeli Settlers Open Fire at Palestinian-owned Vehicles in Nablus. imemc.org Several armed colonial Israeli settlers reportedly attacked, on Wednesday, more than 15 Palestinian-owned vehicles in northern Nablus city in the West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, Palestinian chief for the Israeli settlements file in the West Bank, told media outlets that two Israeli settlers' vehicles, carrying several armed settlers from the nearby …

Pepe Escobar (2020-05-20). China Updates Its 'Art of Hybrid War'. globalresearch.ca In 1999, Qiao Liang, then a senior air force colonel in the People's Liberation Army, and Wang Xiangsui, another senior colonel, caused a tremendous uproar with the publication of

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2020-05-20). Battles Over Barley: Australia, China and the Tariff Wars. asia-pacificresearch.com

Mark Taliano (2020-05-20). "Do No Harm" globalresearch.ca COVID-19 can be prevented, and it can be cured. Important preventative measures, argues Prof. Dolores Cahill, include vitamins C, D, and Zinc, which boost immunity. If preventative measures had been taken, claims Cahill, "no one would have died." | The …

Nicholas Johnson (2020-05-20). Schools Will Need Help to Recover. progressive.org States need to find ways to protect education funding in the age of COVID-19.

WSWS (2020-05-20). COVID-19 spreads among Ford workers in Turkey. wsws.org Unsafe and even deadly conditions during the pandemic are an international issue facing workers of every country.

Jon Levine (2020-05-20). YouTube Censors Epidemiologist Knut Wittkowski for Opposing Lockdown. globalresearch.ca this is an article by NYP. Selected excerpts | Big Tech companies are aggressively tamping down on COVID-19 "misinformation" — opinions and ideas contrary to official pronouncements. | Dr. Knut M. Wittkowski, former head of biostatistics, epidemiology and research design …

Ricardo Vaz (2020-05-20). Venezuela Sues UK over Frozen Gold Reserves, Loses CITGO Appeal. venezuelanalysis.com The US $1 billion worth of gold would be used in the fight against COVID-19.

Kenneth Surin (2020-05-20). What The President Continues To Say (About The Plague). counterpunch.org In two previous pieces in CounterPunch I compiled Donald Trump's statements on the COVID-19 pandemic up to May 2nd-3rd. Here is a continuation of that list. Rather than place Trump's statements in strict chronological order, I have sometimes put 2 or more of statements from different days together, to highlight Trump's contradictions and subsequent deviations—

WSWS (2020-05-20). Firing of State Department inspector general tied to Saudi arms deal. wsws.org The firing stemmed from a probe into the Trump administration's declaration of a "state of emergency" to prevent Congress holding up arms sales to the Saudi monarchy.

WSWS (2020-05-20). Sunday Times Rich Listers receive billions in UK government handouts. wsws.org The pandemic has exposed how those buccaneers of the "free market" are happy to claim government welfare.

Amee Chew (2020-05-20). Stop the $2 Billion Arms Sale to the Philippines. counterpunch.org On April 30, the U.S. State Department announced two pending arms sales to the Philippines totaling nearly $2 billion. Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter, and General Electric are the main weapons manufacturers contracted to profit from the deal. Following this announcement, a 30-day window for Congress to review and voice opposition to the sale commenced.

Sam Pizzigati (2020-05-20). Civil Disobedience, Billionaire-Style. zcomm.org Automaker mogul Elon Musk defends his 'freedom' to endanger the lives of his workers…

WSWS (2020-05-20). Canadian authorities failed to notify locked-out Regina oil refinery workers of threatened bomb attack. wsws.org While accusing locked-out FCL workers of "terrorism" for resisting sweeping concession demands, Regina's police failed to warn them of a threatened bomb attack on their picket line.

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-20). No return to normality of exploitation: Migrant workers strike in Italy. peoplesdispatch.org Maurizio Coppola talks about the strike organized by migrant workers in Italy in response to a government proposal to temporarily regularize the statuses of some migrant workers. Migrant workers demand dignified conditions and access to rights…

Steven Sahiounie (2020-05-20). The US Is Using Wheat as a Weapon of War in Syria. globalresearch.ca Apache helicopters of the

Elijah J. Magnier (2020-05-20). Israel Strikes Syria to Keep the USA in the Levant 20 Years After the Unconditional Withdrawal From Lebanon — What Has Been Achieved? globalresearch.ca Following its

WSWS (2020-05-20). Civilian casualties mount as foreign powers continue to fuel Libya's civil war. wsws.org Libya's civil war is fueled by a complex interplay between the competing interests of international energy monopolies and local power struggles to control oil and gas revenues.

Ken Knabb (2020-05-20). Pregnant Pause: Remarks on the Corona Crisis. counterpunch.org We were already living in a general global crisis, but most people were only vaguely aware of it since it was manifested in a confusing array of particular crises — social, political, economic, environmental. Climate change is the most momentous of these crises, but it is so complicated and so gradual that it has been

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-05-20). Israel and Iran Face Each Other in Cyberspace. globalresearch.ca Cyber ‚Äã‚Äãwarfare is one of the main bellicose activities of contemporary times. Through technologically advanced and powerful weapons, the great world powers face each other on the international stage in an invisible field, far from media attention, where the most …

progressive (2020-05-20). Smoking Gun: Crisis? What Crisis? progressive.org A timeline of the pandemic warning signs ignored by the Trump Administration.

Comité No Guerra no Nato (2020-05-20). Video: Let Us Free Ourselves From the Virus of War. globalresearch.ca International Conference on the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Italy and the End of World War II organised by the Italian Committee No War, No Nato and Global Research. | The great Italian journalist Giulietto Chiesa passed away a few …

WSWS (2020-05-20). Fed's Powell, Treasury's Mnuchin show bipartisan support for corporate bailout and back-to-work drive. wsws.org The prize for sheer demagogy and hypocrisy at the hearing went to Sherrod Brown of Ohio, an economic nationalist and close ally of the trade union bureaucracy.

WSWS (2020-05-20). Chicago mayor appoints corporate leaders to Economic Recovery Task Force. wsws.org As deficits mount, the task force appointments place the right-wing, pro-business character of "diversity" and "equity" appointments on full display.

Elliot Sperber (2020-05-20). Freedom From the Great Disease. counterpunch.org Freedom From the Great Disease Nobody knows what Socrates' first Word was, though, If we can trust Plato, His last one was Asclepius — The prototype of Jesus, who Was sitting on my kitchen floor Last night in the blue light That shines in from the air shaft Stroking the cat Before I could scream

Peter Harrison (2020-05-20). Is It as Impossible to Build Jerusalem as it is to Escape Babylon? counterpunch.org It is enough for me to hear someone talk sincerely about ideals, about the future, about philosophy, to hear him say "we" with a certain inflection of assurance, to hear him invoke "others" and regard himself as their interpreter—-for me to consider him my enemy. — Emil Cioran, 1949. An interview with Peter Harrison by GYRUS. (Part

Sarah Rawlings (2020-05-20). Social Security is Strong, But It Needs More Support. counterpunch.org Last month the Social Security Trustees published their annual report on the state of Social Security. Although two of the appointed trustee positions are vacant and the Trump administration has repeatedly called for cuts to the program, the Trustees (all Trump appointees) agree the program's long-term outlook is optimistic. Social Security, the program that provides

Susie Day (2020-05-20). Those Most in Need Of Mercy: Why Melissa Tanis Works to Get Elders Out of Prison. counterpunch.org For 25 years, Shakespeare Behind Bars, an organization whose charter states, "All human beings are born inherently good," has entered prisons and cast people convicted of serious crimes in Shakespeare's plays. The most notable effort so far has been at the Luther Luckette Correctional Facility in Kentucky, where a production of The Tempest became the

John Kendall Hawkins (2020-05-20). Global Cockfights, Viruses, and the Monsters Within. counterpunch.org It's a funny thing, language. Geniuses tell us that it's what separates us most from the chimpanzees at the zoo who spit at us, unimpressed. One time, I saw a guy spit back and pick up a banana that had fallen from the cage, and made as if to give it back to the chimp with entreating eyes, only to pull it back at the last minute and begin a burlesque peel that drove Bonzo, and his mates, cageshakingly apeshit, and as he ate it, like a one-percenter, I could see in Bonzo's eyes a vow to evolve

Ellen Brown (2020-05-20). Another Bank Bailout Under Cover of a Virus. counterpunch.org When the Dodd Frank Act was passed in 2010, President Obama triumphantly declared, "No more bailouts!" But what the Act actually said was that the next time the banks failed, they would be subject to "bail ins" — the funds of their creditors, including their large depositors, would be tapped to cover their bad loans. But bail-ins were tried in Europe, and the results were disastrous.

Karen J. Greenberg (2020-05-20). America's Pandemic Role Reversal: Over There Is Now Over Here. counterpunch.org Remember the song "Over There"? "Over there, over there Send the word, send the word over there That the Yanks are coming, The Yanks are coming, The drums rum-tumming everywhere…" Maybe not, since it was popular so long ago, but it was meant to inspire American troops saying goodbye to their country on their way

WSWS (2020-05-20). Food delivery workers call for a national strike in Brazil. wsws.org After a series of strikes internationally, food delivery workers in Brazil are calling for a unified strike on May 30 against cuts in pay rates and unsafe working conditions.

Erol Saglam (2020-05-20). We have to grasp how conspiracy theories work. zcomm.org Like viruses, conspiracy theories are socially contagious and hard to stop once set in motion. We must understand what they do to us…

CGTN (2020-05-20). Will Washington Allow the WHO to Investigate its Military Bio Labs? dissidentvoice.org In Fort Detrick, Maryland, the U.S. Army has cutting-edge labs researching viruses. In August 2019, Ft. Detrick labs were closed and a number of pneumonia cases, or illness with similarities to pneumonia, occurred in Maryland. What happened when the labs were shut down? What does the U.S. need the labs for? Dr. Qiao tries to …

Walden Bello (2020-05-20). The Race to Replace a Dying Neoliberalism. zcomm.org The world's prevailing socio-political models aren't going to survive this pandemic. What's going to replace them?>

Shawgi Tell (2020-05-20). Economic Collapse Caused by Capitalism Not "COVID Pandemic" dissidentvoice.org The aversion of the rich and their political and media representatives to science in general and economic science in particular is legendary. When it comes to making sense of the economy, they rely mainly on irrationalism and discredited ideas. It is no accident that mainstream economics has long been called "the dismal science." It lacks …

The Global Research Team (2020-05-20). Global Research: Our Readers Are Our Lifeline. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | Your support has been a real lifeline to us over the past 12 months. We have found ourselves in rough seas, but have been able to ride the storm so far: the Global Research project lives on thanks …

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2020-05-20). Mocking Birds in Spring 2020. globalresearch.ca Our seas and rivers look cleaner; our air feels fresher, quieter; our streets and roadways are abandoned. Panic shopping for household supplies has passed, only to be replaced by lines of mothers and fathers at food banks while UberEats and …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2020-05-20). The Case of General Michael Flynn: The Use of Law as a Political Weapon. globalresearch.ca The audacious corruption of the FBI and the US Department of Justice (sic) is demonstrated by their frame-up of the three-star general, former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and National Security Adviser to President Donald Trump. | US Department of …

sputniknews (2020-05-20). The Daily Show Host Trevor Noah Schools Nancy Pelosi Over 'Morbidly Obese' Trump Remark. sputniknews.com House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump have traded some barbs over the last few days, after it was revealed by the president that he was taking hydroxychloroquine as an unproven precautionary measure against coronavirus. Pelosi then rushed to say that Trump should be more cautious with such health experiments due to his apparent "obesity".

Adriaan Alsema (2020-05-20). Colombia extends lockdown until May 31 and health emergency until August 31. colombiareports.com Colombia's President Ivan Duque extended his country's stay at home order until May 31 and a health emergency until August 31 as accelerating coronavirus infections put hospitals on the brink…

Adriaan Alsema (2020-05-20). Colombia to extend international air travel ban until August 31. colombiareports.com Colombia plans to extend its international air travel ban until the end of the current health emergency on August 31, the country's transport minister said Wednesday. Transport Minister Angela Maria…

Adriaan Alsema (2020-05-20). Colombia puts son of war criminal in charge of victim coordination. colombiareports.com Colombia's Interior Ministry put the son of extradited paramilitary warlord "Jorge 40," one of the country's most blood-thirsty war criminals, in charge of victim coordination, local media reported Tuesday. The…

Robert Abele (2020-05-20). We Hold These Truths: An Updated Manifesto for the Sick, the Tired, the Poor, and the Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free. globalresearch.ca These are not only rapidly changing times; they are revolutionary times. The people are awakening not only to a new situation of living under Coronavirus, but a situation in which the hot spotlight is shining on the ongoing injustices, incompetence, …

Jennifer C. Berkshire (2020-05-20). The Lunacy of Global Seafood Supply Chains. thenation.com The Lunacy of Global Seafood Supply Chains…

Katha Pollitt (2020-05-20). We Should Take Women's Accusations Seriously. But Tara Reade's Fall Short. thenation.com We Should Take Women's Accusations Seriously. But Tara Reade's Fall Short.

Emily Folk (2020-05-20). Coronavirus and the Inhumane Treatment of Meat Packers. commondreams.org The lack of rights and livable benefits in many companies makes these workers particularly vulnerable, working in an industry that relies on efficiency to meet market demand. (Photo: AP/Nati Harnik) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mark Dudzic, Richard Master (2020-05-20). Medicare Is Best Way to Cover the Millions of Americans Whose Health Insurance Has Been Taken Away. commondreams.org Maria Mora came to find information about her claim but found the California State Employment Development Department was closed due to coronavirus concerns on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Canoga Park, CA. (Photo: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Bernie Horn (2020-05-20). To Save Lives—and Democracy—We Need to Vote by Mail. commondreams.org It will be impractical, and in many places impossible, to safely conduct the election in 2020 unless the numbers voting on Election Day are greatly reduced. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-05-20). "They Don't Care for Our Lives": McDonald's Workers Strike Across US to Demand Better Protections From Covid-19. commondreams.org Demanding McDonald's prioritize public health and worker safety over profits, hundreds of employees at the fast food chain went on strike Wednesday, a day before the company was set to hold its annual shareholders' meeting. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

H. Patricia Hynes (2020-05-20). Women Have Risen to Heroic Heights During Covid-19. commondreams.org Violence by an intimate partner is the leading cause of injury to women 15 to 44 years old. (Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-05-20). Lavish Taxpayer-Funded Dinners Hosted by Pompeo Spark Concern Over Real Purpose. commondreams.org "The CEO of Chick-fil-A is not someone I would say is involved in foreign policy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-05-20). Small Biz Oppose Corporate Immunity Push. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-05-20). Earthjustice: The Trump Administration's Assault on Public Protections Is a Handout to Corporate Special Interests. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-05-20). Rep Garc√≠a, Sen Whitehouse, Indigenous and Community Leaders Call Out BlackRock on Climate Deception. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Victor Pickard (2020-05-20). The Answer to the Media Industry's Woes? Publicly Owned Newspapers. commondreams.org Local news outlets cover stories and offer community-level information—potentially lifesaving during a global pandemic—that national outlets will never provide. (Photo: iStock / Getty Images Plus) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-05-20). Statement: Senator Carper Releases Valuable Report on EPA's Pandemic of Pollution. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-05-20). Cap and Trade Auction Reveals Weakness of Market-Based Climate Policy. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Alec Connon (2020-05-20). In the Fight to Curtail the Climate Crisis, the Earth Just Moved a Little. commondreams.org JPMorgan Chase is the world's largest funder of fossil fuels. Without that money, the fossil fuel companies simply can't afford to build their new mines, pipelines or fracking wells. (Photo: Antonia Juhasz/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

yenisafak (2020-05-20). UK PM Johnson vows 'world-beating' track and trace COVID system by June 1. yenisafak.com British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday that a programme to track and trace those suspected of having been in contact with people who have tested positive for COVID-19 would be in place by June 1.He said the government would have recruited 25,000 trackers by the start of next month, capable of tracing 10,000 new cases a day, when the overall number of daily tests would have reached 200,000."We have growing confidence that we will have a test, track and test operation that will be world-beating and yes it will be in place by June 1," Johnson told parliament in exchanges with opposition Labour leader…

yenisafak (2020-05-20). Spain to open doors for tourists this summer. yenisafak.com Spain expects to open its tourism sector to international visitors this summer, the country's transport minister has said.Earlier this month, Spain announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone entering the country, which will be lifted once nationwide coronavirus restrictions end.Jose Abalos said that could be as early as late June. But it will likely depend on the progress of regions still struggling with coronavirus like Madrid and Barcelona, which are lagging weeks behind other parts of the country in terms of re-opening."We couldn't say someone from Madrid couldn't go to their holiday home in Valencia,…

yenisafak (2020-05-20). Turkey eyeing post-virus production recovery. yenisafak.com Turkey's main priority is to ensure a permanent recovery on the production front in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the country's technology and industry minister said on Wednesday.Addressing a virtual meeting organized by the Foreign Economic Relations Board, Mustafa Varank said the expectations of the real sector are improving, and the last two weeks have also seen positive signs on normalization from the pandemic."Electricity consumption in the organized industrial zones started to rise in the beginning of May," he said, adding ,that all main automotive factories are operating, and there is a recovery in…

yenisafak (2020-05-20). Sterling inches lower as UK inflation sinks below 1%. yenisafak.com Sterling edged lower on Wednesday as UK inflation fell below 1%, its lowest in nearly four years, fuelling speculation the Bank of England (BoE) could move to negative interest rates to bolster an economy hammered by the coronavirus pandemic.Inflation sank to 0.8% in April, its lowest since August 2016, as lockdowns to contain the pandemic hit global oil prices and clothing retailers cut prices.The pound fell, albeit modestly as the data was broadly in line with economists' expectations.It was last down 0.2% against both the U.S. dollar and the euro at $1.2223 and 89.49 pence respectively.Some BoE officials have…

yenisafak (2020-05-20). Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections. yenisafak.com Indonesia reported on Wednesday 693 new coronavirus infections, the Southeast Asian nation's biggest daily rise and taking the total number of cases to 19,189, according to the website of Indonesia's COVID-19 task force.The task force reported 21 additional deaths, taking the total to 1,242, while 4,575 people have recovered.

yenisafak (2020-05-20). Turkey eases quarantine restrictions on arrivals from abroad. yenisafak.com Turkey will ease existing 14-day quarantine restrictions for citizens coming from abroad as the country starts softening measures taken to stem spread of the coronavirus, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported on Wednesday.Turkish citizens ferried from abroad were spending 14 days under quarantine in student dorms where they were monitored for possible symptoms of COVID-19 disease.The people arriving on scheduled flights will go through medical check and will be monitored for 14 days at their homes.

yenisafak (2020-05-20). Philippines' coronavirus cases top 13,000. yenisafak.com The COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surpassed 13,000 mark on Wednesday, the health authorities said.In a statement, the Health Ministry said 279 new coronavirus cases were reported in the island state to take the national tally to 13, 221."The total number of recovered patients rose to 2,932 after 89 more infected people were treated," the official said.The recoveries account for 22% of the total cases reported in the country.However, five more patients lost their life due to the infection, taking national toll to 842.Most of the news cases were reported in the capital Metro Manila where the lockdown has been r…

yenisafak (2020-05-20). South Korea reopens schools as virus fears persist. yenisafak.com Schools in South Korea reopened on Wednesday as the country continues easing its coronavirus restrictions, local media reported.As per a phased reopening plan, classes have resumed at high schools across the country, while students of all other grades will return to school June 8, according to Yonhap News Agency.South Korea's academic year normally begins in March, but the government's plan to reopen schools was postponed five times due to concerns raised by parents and officials, the report said.High schools were scheduled to reopen on May 13 and all other schools on June 1, but the plan was changed after thousa…

yenisafak (2020-05-20). Turkey's Boƒüaziàßi University, Swiss CERN cooperate on collider. yenisafak.com A university in the Turkish metropolis Istanbul and the Swiss-based European Organization for Nuclear Research, also known as CERN, are set to collaborate on advanced interdisciplinary research.Bogazici University, in collaboration with one of the world's leading research centers, will set up a lab focusing on advanced electronic devices used in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, it said in a statement. The LHC is the world's largest and highest-energy particle collider and the largest machine in the world. It has been built to further our understanding of the universe.Bora Akgun, a researcher at CERN and a…

yenisafak (2020-05-20). Pakistan hails OIC's reaction to Kashmir residency law. yenisafak.com Pakistan on Wednesday welcomed the Organization of Islamic Conference's (OIC) rejection of a new residency law introduced in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir.In a Twitter post, Aisha Farooqui, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, said: "Pakistan welcomes OIC statement strongly condemning and rejecting Indian government's illegal actions to redefine domicile rules to alter IoJK [Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir] demographic, and terms it settlement colonialism against OIC, UNSC resolutions, 4th Geneva Convention, [and] international humanitarian laws".The controversial law, notified by New Delhi on Monday, pres…

yenisafak (2020-05-20). EU plans to halve pesticide use, expand organic farming. yenisafak.com The European Commission said on Wednesday it planned to increase organic farming and cut agricultural chemical use to protect the environment, proposals welcomed by green groups but which farmers said would make them less flexible.Agriculture is a contributor to climate change — producing around 10% of EU greenhouse gas emissions — and is at the forefront of its consequences, with European farmers battling more intense droughts and flooding.The EU Commission, the bloc's executive, proposed goals to restore natural ecosystems and steer agriculture towards its EU-wide target to reduce net emissions to z…

The Canary (2020-05-20). Serco apologises for sharing email addresses of contact-tracing recruits. thecanary.co Outsourcing giant The company is helping to sign up people to support efforts to track and trace cases of Covid-19 to help reduce the spread of the disease in the UK. | The government has promised to recruit 18,000 contact tracers to manually gather information about the places infected people have visited and other individuals they have been in contact with to get a detailed picture of who might be at risk of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-20). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 news briefing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, covers the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Poland discusses how the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is changing, and how scientists and researchers are rapidly gaining new knowledge about the virus and the disease that it …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-20). Mayo Clinic encourages patients to practice good hand hygiene. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic has placed reminders about good hand hygiene and also has placed hand sanitizer stations around campus to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Amy Williams, M.D., Mayo Clinic executive dean for practice, illustrates how to properly apply hand sanitizer. Watch: Mayo Clinic encourages patients to practice good hand hygiene youtu.be/NSohxy0aP9A Journalists: Video is …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-20). Mayo Clinic expands in-person care on all campuses. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic will expand in-person care on all of its campuses as COVID-19 executive orders are lifted for elective procedures by governors in Arizona, Florida, Minnesota and Wisconsin. "Our patients' health and safety is always our top priority," says Amy Williams, M.D., Mayo Clinic Executive Dean for Practice. "We have taken several extra precautions to …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-20). FDA issues emergency use authorization for algorithm designed to improve detection of heart failure during COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization to Eko, a digital health company, for the heart screening algorithm developed by Mayo Clinic. The AI-driven algorithm can detect weak heart pump, which is commonly detected by echocardiogram, a test that is not normally conducted during a physical exam, requires specially trained technicians to record, and requires prolonged contact with …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-20). New collaboration on COVID-19 response to include new serology test. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced it will expand its response to the COVID-19 pandemic by developing a total antibodies test in collaboration with WuXi Diagnostics and Mayo Clinic. The new test is the result of ongoing collaboration between all three organizations, including clinical evaluation and support from Mayo Clinic. Thermo Fisher will seek U.S. FDA …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-20). Mayo Clinic launches radio campaign to encourage recovered patients of COVID-19 to donate plasma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic is collaborating with Entercom Communications to launch a radio campaign that raises awareness in Detroit, New York City, Miami and Chicago of the federally-sponsored national Expanded Access Program (EAP) for Convalescent Plasma. The Food and Drug Administration announced Mayo Clinic as the lead site for the EAP program to speed access and increase availability of investigational convalescent plasma for hospitalized patients …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-20). Updated visitor policy: Mayo Clinic limits number of visitors during COVID-19 response. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? To support the best safety for patients and staff, Mayo Clinic is currently limiting the number of outpatient and hospital visitors? UPDATED: Friday, May 15 As Mayo Clinic continues to monitor our communities for the spread of COVID-19, updates have been made to visitor restrictions at all Mayo Clinic sites. The ongoing …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-20). VIRUS: COVID-19 registry first to track global ICU experience to shed light on trends in care of critically ill patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-20). Packing on pounds during COVID-19 and how to turn it around. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've gained weight during the COVID-19 pandemic, you aren't alone. The "Quarantine 15"

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-20). Convalescent plasma advocate donates at Mayo Clinic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A recovered COVID-19 patient who has become a strong nationwide advocate for the Convalescent Plasma Expanded Access Program made a plasma donation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Chaim Lebovits became involved with the program in March and since then has rallied thousands, who have also recovered, to donate.The initiative, which Mayo Clinic is leading, studies …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-20). Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 and people with disabilities. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dear Mayo Clinic: My father, who suffers from Lou Gehrig's disease, lives with me and my family, including three children. While my husband can work at home, I am still required to go on-site for my job. Although I practice social distancing, I am wondering if I need to do anything differently in caring for …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-20). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic expands in-person care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and clinics were forced to postpone nonessential appointments and surgeries in March and April. Thanks to social distancing and executive stay-at-home orders which helped flatten the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak, Mayo Clinic is prepared now, not only to meet the projected needs of COVID-19 patients, but safely treat …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-20). Spring cleaning takes on a new importance during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released reopening guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools and homes. Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, suggests taking a practical approach to spring cleaning. If no one in your household has been infected, he says standard spring cleaning practices …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-20). Mayo researchers, minority communities team up to combat COVID-19 health disparities. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Rochester, Minn.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-20). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 research at Mayo Clinic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Thanks to its combination of practice, education, and research, Mayo Clinic has a strong foundation to respond quickly to a medical crisis such as COVID-19. As the SARS-CoV-2 virus spread worldwide, a research task force was formed at Mayo Clinic to review and approve research proposals related to the virus and the disease it causes. …

2020-05-20: Social Media Postees

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Towards a Culture of World Peace
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-21
"Towards a Culture of World Peace" constitutes a commitment to Human Livelihood. It consists in confronting the UU-NATO discourse in support of war and military intervention. It requires reviving a Worldwide anti-war movement, nationally and internationally as well as establishing a resolve by the governments of sovereign nation states to reject this Worldwide process of militarization.
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PDF of May 21 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-05-21
Download entire 12-page PDF here. 'Reopening' fuels resistance. Capitalism or Socialism? Also: #FreeBlackMamas; Save the USPS! Working-class democracy; Trump vs. birth control; Becoming a Marxist; MOVE says "Free Mumia'; Sandino lives! Editorial: . Breonna Taylor; Malcolm X & Ho Chi Minh. World: Palestine's Nakba; Sanctions Kill; Ecuador. Tear down prisons: Andrea . . . | Continue reading PDF of May 21 issue at Workers.org
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Witness at the prison gates, Karnes Family 'Detention' Center
| workers.org | 2020-05-21
May 16 car caravan protesting migrant family imprisonment at the Karnes County Residential Center

Organizing health care for patients, not profits
Taegan Stross | workers.org | 2020-05-21
This is a slightly edited version of a talk given during the"What Road To Socialism?" webinar held by Workers World Party on May 16. I appreciate being given the chance to speak on such a critical topic as health care in the so-called United States. Many comrades have already spoken . . . | Continue reading Organizing health care for patients, not profits at Workers.org
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Zooming Past Equity in Higher Education: Technocratic Pedagogy Fails Social Justice Test
Project Censored | projectcensored.org | 2020-05-21
By Nolan Higdon and Mickey Huff The response to COVID-19 by governing institutions has altered the lives and practices of people across the nation, including the students, faculty, and staff…
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The Navajo Nation is being decimated by this virus
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-05-20
The problems facing Native American communities during this pandemic were decades in the making.
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How the United States government failed to prepare for the global pandemic
Vijay Prashad | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-20
Vijay Prashad writes on why the Trump administration has insisted on blaming China for the coronavirus pandemic and how the administration's slow response is responsible for the tragic situation in the country today…
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Letting Big Corporations Get Away with Whatever They Want
Ralph Nader | zcomm.org | 2020-05-20
The New York Times reported 98 lifesaving regulations were revoked, suspended, or simply replaced with weaker versions. What remains on the books is not enforced…
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At World Health Assembly, unanimous support for independent global study on pandemic
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-20
Attempts by the US and Australia to marginalize China at the World Health Assembly failed as the resolution adopted by member states through consensus made no mention of either Wuhan or China…
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Economic ruin, pandemic pose question: Capitalism or Socialism?
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2020-05-20
This is a slightly edited and expanded version of a talk given during the "What Road To Socialism?" webinar held by Workers World Party on May 16. May 17

Video: "The House Cat Flu" is Coming. The Meow Apocalypse
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
The following episode of the Simpsons was released in 2010. | It is a satire. But at the same time it reveals the unspoken truth. The writer of the script is an award winning author and political analyst. Michael Price | This …
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Video: "The House Cat Flu" is Coming. The Meow Apocalypse
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
The following episode of the Simpsons was released in 2010. | It is a satire. But at the same time it reveals the unspoken truth. The writer of the script is an award winning author and political analyst. Michael Price | This …
globalresearch.ca/video-the-house-cat-fl…

Washington's Tell Tale of Iranian-Al Qaeda Alliance Based on Questionably Sourced Book 'The Exile'
Gareth Porter | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
A disinformation campaign aimed to justify the assassination of Qassem Soleimani by painting him and Iran as willing enablers of al-Qaeda. The propaganda operation relied heavily on a shoddily sourced book, "The Exile." | *** | The U.S. assassination of Qassem Soleimani…
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The US' "Medical Terrorism" Against Syria Threatens to Make World War C Much Deadlier
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
The Syrian Ambassador to Russia slammed the US' sanctions against his country as a form of medical terrorism that prevents it from importing much-needed "medicines, and medical goods, and other means to combat [COVID-19]", which strongly suggests that America wants …
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The US' "Medical Terrorism" Against Syria Threatens to Make World War C Much Deadlier
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
The Syrian Ambassador to Russia slammed the US' sanctions against his country as a form of medical terrorism that prevents it from importing much-needed "medicines, and medical goods, and other means to combat [COVID-19]", which strongly suggests that America wants …
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Venezuela invasion bid: US denial on its role is not credible
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-20
Can we believe the claims of the US administration that it had no involvement in the most recent Venezuelan invasion attempt? Anya Parampil of The Grayzone tells…
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New NYPD press officer co-wrote The Intercept Russiagate story that landed source in prison
Ben Norton | thegrayzone.com | 2020-05-20
The Intercept published a story that landed Reality Winner in prison, burning its third source. That article was co-authored by…
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Abbas Suspending Agreements with Israel?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
In 2005, Israel virtually installed Mahmoud Abbas as Palestinian president and PLO chairman. | A rigged election with no legitimacy assured it. His mandate is serving as Israel's enforcer. | He's kept in power as long as remaining submissive to Israeli interests …
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The pandemic has only exposed the suicidal tendencies of capitalism: Noam Chomsky
Jipson John | mronline.org | 2020-05-20
'Another, probably more severe pandemic has been predicted. Scientists know how to prepare, but someone must act. If we choose not to learn the lessons that are right before our eyes, the consequences will be dire."
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How the British Empire Created and Killed George Orwell
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-05-20
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), happily amplified by the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) in the United States which carries its World News, continues to pump out its regular dreck about the alleged economic chaos in Russia and the imagined miserable state of the Russian people. | It is all lies of course. Patrick Armstrong's authoritative regular updates including his reports on this website are a necessary corrective to such crude propaganda. | But amid all their countless fiascoes and failures in every ot…
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Bob Langer The Coronavirus "Common Denominator" Tied To Charles Lieber & Israel's NY "Smart Cities"
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-21
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/20/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Media Ignores Israel Connection to Eric Schmidt's Push For NY "Smart Cities"
Whitney Webb | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-20
With NY Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announcing that former head of Google, Eric Schmidt, would lead an effort to "reimagine" post-pandemic life in the state, media reports have failed to note that the groundwork for that "reimagining" was laid last year and intimately involves the state of Israel. In recent weeks, considerable media attention has …
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Cuba: End of Sanctions Is More Important Than Nobel Peace Prize for Its Doctors
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-05-20
In recognition for the Cuban doctors' efforts to aid nations across the world to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, there have been recommendations for the Henry Reeves Medical Brigade to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The brigade was founded by the Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro after the U.S. rejected Cuba's offer of humanitarian aid in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. | In 2015, the Henry Reeves Medical Brigade was nominated for the Nob…
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Magic and Voodoo Versus Science and Medicine
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-05-20
Across the globe, as scientists and doctors are working a breakneck speed to develop safe vaccines and therapies for the Covid-19 virus, modern-day magicians and voodoo purveyors are pushing all forms of quackery to swindle and sway an unsuspecting public. The most notorious wizard of woo is Donald Trump, who, on February 28, said of Covid-19, "It's going to disappear. One day, it's like a miracle, it will disappear." | Trump, like all the snake oil salesmen and carnival barkers who have preceded him, was dead wrong in his magical prognostication. As of May 16, there were 4,564, 286 cases of Covid-19, with the Un…
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US Military Planners Advise Expanded Online Psychological Warfare against China
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-05-20
Just three years ago, Americans had a neutral view of China (and nine years ago it was strongly favorable). Today, the same polls show that 66 percent of Americans dislike the country. | Alan MACLEOD | As the U.S. military turns its attention from the Middle East to conflict with Russia and China, American war planners are advising that the United States greatly expand its own online "psychological operations" against Beijing. | A new report from the Financial Times details how top brass in Washington are stra…
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Poetry in the Time of the Pandemic & Other Earthly Ills
Freedom Socialist Party Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-05-20
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US intel report sinks Pompeo's bluster with admission Iran & US both want peace in Afghanistan
rt.com | 2020-05-20
US military intelligence has admitted Iran has no plans to "actively oppose" the peace process in Afghanistan, directly contradicting one of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's many allegations about the Islamic Republic. | The report by the lead inspector general on the state of the ongoing war in Afghanistan poured cold water on Pompeo's speculation that Iran is seeking to upend the strained peace process between the US and the Taliban, confi…
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Taliban deal: US envoy meets Afghan president, former rival as Kabul ends political impasse
rt.com | 2020-05-20
US Special Representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his former rival Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday to discuss progress towards a peace deal with the insurgent Taliban. | The meeting was the first between the three men since Ghani and Abdullah ended a months-long political impasse in which both claimed to be Afghanistan's rightful leader. The pair struck a power-sharing agreement on Sunday, removing a major obstacle to the US-brokered peace process. Abdullah was appointed head of a reconciliation council designated to hold talks with the Taliban, Reuters said.
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EU plans possible 'reprisal' for Israel over annexation plans while US insists it's 'Israel's decision'
rt.com | 2020-05-20
Plans by Israel to annex Jewish settlements in the West Bank look set to trigger a spat between the US and EU, with Washington regarding the action as an "Israeli decision" while Brussels mulls possible sanctions. | Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared Tuesday that all deals made with the US and Israel, "including the security ones," were now called off. It was a move Abbas had been threatening for weeks following the unveiling of annexation plans in US President Donald Trump's controversial 'Deal of the Century' and "vision for peace" which was quickly rejected by Palestinians for being too…
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Palestine to be liberated one day: Rouhani
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-20
TEHRAN, May 20 (MNA)

Abbas Suspending Agreements with Israel?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
In 2005, Israel virtually installed Mahmoud Abbas as Palestinian president and PLO chairman. | A rigged election with no legitimacy assured it. His mandate is serving as Israel's enforcer. | He's kept in power as long as remaining submissive to Israeli interests …
globalresearch.ca/abbas-suspending-agree…

Failures in Syria and Libya Fuel Coup Speculations Against Erdogan
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
Turkish media has been full of speculation of a potential coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, including from state-run Anadolu Agency, and other major outlets like Sabah and Haberturk. Erdogan already survived a 2016 coup attempt against …
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Failures in Syria and Libya Fuel Coup Speculations Against Erdogan
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
Turkish media has been full of speculation of a potential coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, including from state-run Anadolu Agency, and other major outlets like Sabah and Haberturk. Erdogan already survived a 2016 coup attempt against …
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Soaring Beyond the Green New Deal
Don Fitz | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-20
When Stan Cox was writing his book, The Green New Deal and Beyond: Ending the Climate Emergency While We Still Can, he scripted these prophetic words: "The oft-predicted national decline in use of fossil fuels is nowhere to be seen, and it is unlikely to occur on its own, at least until the next economic …
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The Way Out of the COVID-19 Crisis Is a Green New Deal
Claire O'Manique | commondreams.org | 2020-05-20
Fortunately, we have an alternative to this fossil-fuelled, neoliberal capitalist normal: the Green New Deal. (Photo: Climate Justice Ottawa) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Mixed outcomes at the 'COVID-19 World Health Assembly'
WHO-Watch Team | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-20
The 73rd World Health Assembly saw the US continue its attack on China and the World Health Organization. The WHA recognized immunization as a global public health good but failed to do the same for vaccines…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/20/mixed-out…

At World Health Assembly, US bid to scapegoat China fails
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-20
Former Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar talks about the two-day World Health Assembly where COVID-19 was a major focus area. He talks about how the attempts by the US to pin the blame for the disease on China backfired. He also talks about how India has failed to emerge as an important player in this context and has ended up ganging up with the US…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/20/at-world-…

Religious Fundamentalists Are Making the Pandemic Worse
Juan Cole | thenation.com | 2020-05-20
Religious Fundamentalists Are Making the Pandemic Worse…
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"Weapons of mass incompetence"
| workers.org | 2020-05-20
By Vijay Prashad These slightly edited remarks were given April 24 at the "U.S. Empire vs. Political Prisoners" webinar teach-in sponsored by Mobilization4Mumia and held in honor of the 66th birthday of political prisoner and revolutionary Mumia Abu-Jamal. We are in Corona shock. The bourgeois order has become a prison. . . . | Continue reading "Weapons of mass incompetence" at Workers.org
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How Russia is botching its alliance with Syria
M.K. Bhadrakumar | mronline.org | 2020-05-20
Russia's relationships with its client states have never been easy. Of course, managing client states is always a complicated exercise. The Kremlin's cupboard is full of skeletons–Hungary (1956), Czechoslovakia (1968), Cuba (1962), Afghanistan (1980), Ukraine (2014) and so on.
mronline.org/2020/05/20/how-russia-is-bo…

How Russia is Botching Its Relationship With Syria
M. K. Bhadrakumar | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-20
What complicates Russia's relationship with Syria, which has sometimes been referred to as a Russian client state, is that two strong-willed, highly self-opinionated leaders are also involved here–Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Syria Bashar al-Assad. Both enjoy unshakeable clan support and can hold their ground. Assad is by no means a Russian protege, and the interests of the two countries do not always overlap, either.
counterpunch.org/2020/05/20/how-russia-i…

"Stay Alive, Stay at Home, Organize": Rev. Barber Sets June 20 for Poor People's Digital March on DC
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-20
We look at the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Black, Brown and poor communities, and the next steps officials should take, with Reverend William Barber, who is organizing an online Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington, D.C., on June 20. "We're not going to just die. We're going to stand up and fight back," says Rev. Barber. He also discusses voter suppression ahead of the November election.
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/20/rev_willi…

As NYC Subway Closures Force Unhoused People into Packed Shelters, Advocates Demand Permanent Homes
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-20
For the first time in its 115-year history, this month New York City began shutting down its subway system overnight. The unprecedented move has left unhoused people who rely on the trains for shelter suddenly with nowhere to go, and made them even more vulnerable as the coronavirus continues to spread. "The situation is concerning," says emergency physician Dr. Kelly Doran, who has joined advocates in calling on New York to do more to protect unhoused people from infection. We also speak with Josh Dean, executive director of the homeless advocacy group Human.NYC.
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/20/homelessn…

Immigrants Protest Demolition of NJ Public School for $750 Million Robert Wood Johnson Cancer Center
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-20
We go to New Brunswick, New Jersey, to look at the fight to save the largely immigrant Lincoln Annex public school from demolition to make way for the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital's $750 million cancer center. Democracy Now! co-host Juan González lives in New Brunswick and has been active in the campaign. We also speak with Juan Cartagena, president and general counsel of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, and attorney representing parents, students and taxpayers who oppose the demolition.
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/20/lincoln_a…

If Trump Wins Again, Don't Blame Progressives
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-20
The corporate conservatives who control the Democratic Party are suffering from cheaters' remorse. The DNC and their media allies (NPR, CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Vox, etc.) subverted the will of primary voters, undermining initial frontrunner Bernie Sanders in order to install the worst candidate of the 20 centrists in the campaign. Now…
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Ahmaud Arbery Murdered in Racist Attack, Now Slandered by Racist Media
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-20
The New York Post, a paper infamous for its close relationship with the police and a long history of defaming black victims of white violence, now has Arbery is in its sights.
mintpressnews.com/ahmaud-arbery-murdered…

Biden: Criticism of Israel Is Not Anti-Semitism, Unless It Comes From the Left
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-20
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden held an online fundraiser yesterday with around 550 people organized by former U.S. ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro and Emory University professor Deborah Lipstadt. Much of the discussion revolved around the role of Israel and around the growing tide of anti-Israeli sentiment on American college campuses. "Criticism of Israel's policy is not anti-Semitism," Biden said, "But too often that criticism from the left morphs into anti-semitism," pointing…
mintpressnews.com/joe-biden-criticism-is…

U.S. Military planners advise expanded online psychological warfare against China
Alan MacLeod | mronline.org | 2020-05-20
Just three years ago, Americans had a neutral view of China (and nine years ago it was strongly favorable). Today, the same polls show that 66 percent of Americans dislike the country.
mronline.org/2020/05/20/u-s-military-pla…

Was Maduro the 'jackpot'? Former US Green Berets reveal new details of botched Venezuela coup in interrogation tapes
rt.com | 2020-05-20
Detained US ex-soldiers said they were tasked with securing an airfield in Venezuela in order to put President Nicolas Maduro on a plane after toppling him. The men were charged with plotting a coup against the government. | Venezuelan state TV has aired new interrogation tapes of the two former US Green Berets charged with participating in failed plot to oust Maduro. | American national Luke Denman told an interrogator that Jordan Goudreau, a US special forces veteran and founder of private security firm Silvercorp USA, had proposed that he take part in removing Maduro from power between late November and ear…
rt.com/news/489193-venezuela-coup-plot-t…

CODEPINK to Hack BlackRock's Annual Shareholders Meeting
commondreams.org | 2020-05-20
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Video: Turkey's 'Neo-Ottoman' Project Shifts Focus From Syria to Libya
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
This week, massive Turkish military support has finally allowed the Government of National Accord to achieve some breakthrough in the battle against the Libyan National Army (LNA). | On May 18, GNA forces and members of Turkish-backed militant groups from Syria …
globalresearch.ca/video-turkish-neo-otto…

Selected Articles: China Updates Its 'Art of Hybrid War'
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
Video: Caliphate in Miniature: Rift Between Turkey and Al-Qaeda in Idlib | By South Front, May 20, 2020 | The escalated tensions even led to a military incident on the M4 highway, near the town of Nayrab, when the Turkish Army …
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Video: Caliphate in Miniature: Rift Between Turkey and Al-Qaeda in Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
In the second half of April and early May, the Syrian province of Idlib became the epicenter of a military political drama developing between Turkish forces and their al-Qaeda-linked allies. | The escalated tensions even led to a military incident on …
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Video: Caliphate in Miniature: Rift Between Turkey and Al-Qaeda in Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
In the second half of April and early May, the Syrian province of Idlib became the epicenter of a military political drama developing between Turkish forces and their al-Qaeda-linked allies. | The escalated tensions even led to a military incident on …
globalresearch.ca/video-rift-between-tur…

Pompeo denies firing of State Department IG was retaliation for probe into 'emergency' arms sales to Saudi Arabia
rt.com | 2020-05-20
The US secretary of state has confirmed he asked the president to sack Inspector General Steve Linick, but denied it was in retaliation for reported probes into arms sales to the Saudis and the use of an aide for personal errands. | …
rt.com/usa/489251-pompeo-inspector-gener…

Canada Does Not Deserve a Seat on the UN Security Council
Yves Engler | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-20
Despite its peaceful reputation, Canada is not acting as a benevolent player on the international stage. Rather, Canada ranks among the twelve largest arms exporters and its weapons have fueled conflicts across the globe, including the devastating war in Yemen. In a disappointing move, Canada refused to join 122 countries represented at the 2017 UN Conference to Negotiate a …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/05/canada-does-n…

Biden Voices Opposition to Israel Annexing West Bank as Potentially 'Choking off Any Hope of Peace'
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-20
On 28 January President Donald Trump formally unveiled his plan for Middle East peace, authored by a team led by his son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner, at the White House alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with Palestinian authorities rejecting the proposal as flagrantly biased.
sputniknews.com/world/202005201079364137…

Justice for Ahmaud!
Dianne Mathiowetz | workers.org | 2020-05-20
On May 16, hundreds of people from Brunswick and Glynn Counties joined a car caravan filled with community members and activists from Atlanta to demand the removal of two local district attorneys. The DAs, Jackie Johnson and George Barnhill, had failed to press charges against the father-and-son duo of Gregory . . . | Continue reading Justice for Ahmaud! at Workers.org
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After Coronavirus Triggers 17% Emissions Drop, Experts Say Only 'Fundamental Structural Change' Can Save Humanity's Future
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-20
After an analysis revealed Tuesday that lockdowns from the coronavirus pandemic caused planet-heating emissions to drop in early April by an unprecedented 17%, climate scientists and activists warned that progress will quickly be erased if the world returns to business as usual and called for systemic changes in the global energy, food, and transportation sectors. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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National Day of Mourning Slams Trump and GOP's Failed Covid-19 Response as US Death Toll Nears 100,000
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-20
As the U.S. death toll from Covid-19 climbed toward 100,000 and congressional Republicans continued "pumping the brakes" on further relief spending, a coalition of advocacy groups on Wednesday held a "National Day of Mourning" to protest the GOP's inadequate response to the coronavirus pandemic. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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WATCH: McDonald's workers across the US go on STRIKE in protest over coronavirus working conditions
rt.com | 2020-05-20
Hundreds of McDonald's workers in the US are protesting unsatisfactory working conditions during the coronavirus pandemic, with some quitting and others decrying the risk they say they're being exposed to from Covid-19. | Strikes took place in over 20 cities across the US, including Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, and San Jose in California, as well as St. Louis, Missouri, Little Rock, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee. The protests were planned for Wednesday, ahead of the company's annual shareholders meeting the following day. | The Fight for 15 movement

Iran's top cop among nine targeted by new round of US sanctions
rt.com | 2020-05-20
Not letting the pandemic soften its hard line on Tehran, Washington has sanctioned nine Iranian officials over alleged human rights violations during last year's protests, including Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli. | Announcing the new sanctions on Wednesday, the US Department of the Treasury said that Fazli issued orders authorizing the Law Enforcement Forces (LEF) to use lethal force in response to the November 2019 protests. At least 23 minors were killed during clashes between protesters and the LEF, the…
rt.com/usa/489252-iran-us-treasury-sanct…

Most Wanted Hizbul Mujahideen Militant Arrested in Jammu and Kashmir
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-20
New Delhi (Sputnik): In April 2019, Chander Kant Sharma, a leading member of India's Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a nationalist organisation, was shot dead along with his personal security officer in Jammu and Kashmir. The incident triggered protests across the country.
sputniknews.com/india/202005201079360806…

Civilian casualties mount as foreign powers continue to fuel Libya's civil war
wsws.org | 2020-05-20
Libya's civil war is fueled by a complex interplay between the competing interests of international energy monopolies and local power struggles to control oil and gas revenues.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/20/liby…

US Hospitals Getting Paid More to Label Cause of Death as 'Coronavirus'
Sen. Scott Jensen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
First published on April 15, 2020 | Senator Scott Jensen represents Minnesota. He's also a doctor. He appeared on Fox News with Laura Ingraham where he revealed a very disturbing piece of information. | Dr. Scott Jensen says the American Medical Association …
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Our economic system fuels outbreaks, says Evolutionary Epidemiologist who predicted the pandemic
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-05-20
Mass deforestation, industrialised animal agriculture and reductions in biodiversity are among a number of factors which increase the likelihood of the emergence and spread of dangerous pathogens such as the coronavirus disease 2019, explains scientist Dr Rob Wallace in an exclusive interview with Sputnik.
mronline.org/2020/05/20/our-economic-sys…

Why Britain will now fail to contain the fallout of COVID-19
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-05-20
TruePublica Editor: Today we have a Prime Minister in charge of a national crisis, who is quite clearly out of his depth. To be fair, so would any PM right now. The problem is that the Coronavirus has a modus operandi that is not fully understood

Coronavirus Crisis Has Created "Major Political Fault Lines" in Relations Between the World's Regions and Countries
Prof. Valeria Z. Nollan | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
It is curious that the coronavirus pandemic in which we unwittingly find ourselves is exposing both praiseworthy and unattractive features of the world we inhabit. On the one hand, countries are sharing vital information with each other. Medical personnel are …
globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-produces-m…

Video: Let Us Free Ourselves From the Virus of War
Comité No Guerra no Nato | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
International Conference on the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Italy and the End of World War II organised by the Italian Committee No War, No Nato and Global Research. | The great Italian journalist Giulietto Chiesa passed away a few …
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US Hospitals Getting Paid More to Label Cause of Death as 'Coronavirus'
Sen. Scott Jensen | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
First published on April 15, 2020 | Senator Scott Jensen represents Minnesota. He's also a doctor. He appeared on Fox News with Laura Ingraham where he revealed a very disturbing piece of information. | Dr. Scott Jensen says the American Medical Association …
globalresearch.ca/hospitals-getting-paid…

Will Washington Allow the WHO to Investigate its Military Bio Labs?
CGTN | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-20
In Fort Detrick, Maryland, the U.S. Army has cutting-edge labs researching viruses. In August 2019, Ft. Detrick labs were closed and a number of pneumonia cases, or illness with similarities to pneumonia, occurred in Maryland. What happened when the labs were shut down? What does the U.S. need the labs for? Dr. Qiao tries to …
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UK succours up to Trump and blows £millions on drugs that don't work
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-05-20
TruePublica Editor: The mainstream media reports that Hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malarial drug being taken by Donald Trump as an unproven protection against coronavirus, is being bought in bulk by the UK in case it does turn out to be an effective Covid-19 treatment. Yes, you did read that right. 'In case'

As North American auto assembly plants reopen, worker at Ford Chicago Assembly tests positive for COVID-19
wsws.org | 2020-05-20
The Trump administration is spearheading a campaign to force a return to work, eliminating all pretense of combatting the spread of the coronavirus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/20/auto…

Another Bank Bailout Under Cover of a Virus
Ellen Brown | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-20
When the Dodd Frank Act was passed in 2010, President Obama triumphantly declared, "No more bailouts!" But what the Act actually said was that the next time the banks failed, they would be subject to "bail ins"

Stand in solidarity to preserve Africa's hard-won progress, urges UN chief
news.un.org | 2020-05-20
The coronavirus pandemic threatens the hard-earned gains Africans have made throughout the continent, the UN chief said on Wednesday, urging the world to stand in solidarity with the people, "now, and for recovering better".
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Capitalism vs. science: The lessons of the 36-hour Moderna vaccine frenzy
wsws.org | 2020-05-20
It took just 36 hours for the media's frenzied promotion of a "breakthrough" treatment for the coronavirus to collapse under its own weight.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/20/pers…

New analysis predicts US coronavirus deaths will triple by end of year
wsws.org | 2020-05-20
There is evidence that the Florida government, and possibly others, are censoring the data needed to accurately study the development of the pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/20/covi…

Florida Fires COVID-19 Public Data Guru as Private Firm Takes over Atlanta's Data Dashboard
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-20
The firing of Florida COVID-19 data guru Rebekah Jones comes as Georgia hands control of its own coronavirus data dashboard to an HHS-linked private cybersecurity firm.
mintpressnews.com/data-transparency-flor…

We have to grasp how conspiracy theories work
Erol Saglam | zcomm.org | 2020-05-20
Like viruses, conspiracy theories are socially contagious and hard to stop once set in motion. We must understand what they do to us…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/we-have-to-grasp-h…

Ford Chicago Assembly worker tests positive for COVID-19 after North American auto plants reopen
wsws.org | 2020-05-20
The Trump administration is spearheading a campaign to force a return to work, eliminating all pretense of combatting the spread of the coronavirus.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/20/auto…

Coronavirus Crisis Has Created "Major Political Fault Lines" in Relations Between the World's Regions and Countries
Prof. Valeria Z. Nollan | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
It is curious that the coronavirus pandemic in which we unwittingly find ourselves is exposing both praiseworthy and unattractive features of the world we inhabit. On the one hand, countries are sharing vital information with each other. Medical personnel are …
globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-produces-m…

Inglorious Bastardry: Hacking for Vaccines
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-20
If you cannot discover or create something, best steal it. It has been the operating principle for everything from wealth to technology. With the efforts to discover a vaccine to the novel coronavirus being all but bound by solidarity, the race on plundering secrets has already begun in earnest. No one party can claim particular…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/20/inglorious-b…

'Efforts to Make Voting More Difficult Are Magnified in a Pandemic' – CounterSpin interview with Ari Berman on voter suppression and the coronavirus
Janine Jackson | fair.org | 2020-05-20
Janine Jackson interviewed Ari Berman about voter suppression and the coronavirus for the May 15, 2020, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. | Media…
fair.org/home/efforts-to-make-voting-mor…

Global Cockfights, Viruses, and the Monsters Within
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-20
It's a funny thing, language. Geniuses tell us that it's what separates us most from the chimpanzees at the zoo who spit at us, unimpressed. One time, I saw a guy spit back and pick up a banana that had fallen from the cage, and made as if to give it back to the chimp with entreating eyes, only to pull it back at the last minute and begin a burlesque peel that drove Bonzo, and his mates, cageshakingly apeshit, and as he ate it, like a one-percenter, I could see in Bonzo's eyes a vow to evolve

Israel and Iran Face Each Other in Cyberspace
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
Cyber ‚Äã‚Äãwarfare is one of the main bellicose activities of contemporary times. Through technologically advanced and powerful weapons, the great world powers face each other on the international stage in an invisible field, far from media attention, where the most …
globalresearch.ca/israel-iran-cyberspace…

Israel and Iran Face Each Other in Cyberspace
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
Cyber ‚Äã‚Äãwarfare is one of the main bellicose activities of contemporary times. Through technologically advanced and powerful weapons, the great world powers face each other on the international stage in an invisible field, far from media attention, where the most …
globalresearch.ca/israel-iran-cyberspace…

Israeli Forces Deliver Demolition Orders to Palestinian Family, Seize Mobile Home
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-05-20
Israeli occupation forces handed Palestinian citizen, Jamal Rashayda, a demolition order, on Tuesday, for several structures in Ras al-Auja area in the Jordan Valley, the Palestinian Information Center reported. Palestinian human rights workers said the forces gave no justification for the order to demolish the family's tents and barns, north …
imemc.org/article/halt-construction-seiz…

Armed Israeli Settlers Open Fire at Palestinian-owned Vehicles in Nablus
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-05-20
Several armed colonial Israeli settlers reportedly attacked, on Wednesday, more than 15 Palestinian-owned vehicles in northern Nablus city in the West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, Palestinian chief for the Israeli settlements file in the West Bank, told media outlets that two Israeli settlers' vehicles, carrying several armed settlers from the nearby …
imemc.org/article/armed-israeli-settlers…

Venezuela Sues UK over Frozen Gold Reserves, Loses CITGO Appeal
Ricardo Vaz | venezuelanalysis.com | 2020-05-20
The US $1 billion worth of gold would be used in the fight against COVID-19.
venezuelanalysis.com/news/14880

The US Is Using Wheat as a Weapon of War in Syria
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
Apache helicopters of the US occupation forces flew low Sunday morning, according to residents of the Adla village, in the Shaddadi countryside, south of Hasaka, as they dropped ' thermal balloons', an incendiary weapon, causing the wheat fields to …
globalresearch.ca/us-wheat-weapon-war-sy…

YouTube Censors Epidemiologist Knut Wittkowski for Opposing Lockdown
Jon Levine | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
this is an article by NYP. Selected excerpts | Big Tech companies are aggressively tamping down on COVID-19 "misinformation"

YouTube Censors Epidemiologist Knut Wittkowski for Opposing Lockdown
Jon Levine | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
this is an article by NYP. Selected excerpts | Big Tech companies are aggressively tamping down on COVID-19 "misinformation"

Living under fascism, killing fascism
Devin Cole | workers.org | 2020-05-20
"Black communist James S. Allen included this map of the 'Black Belt' and adjoining plantation lands of the South in his 1938 'The Negro Question in the U.S.'" This is a slightly edited version of a talk given during the"What Road To Socialism?" webinar held by Workers World Party on . . . | Continue reading Living under fascism, killing fascism at Workers.org
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Women and gender-nonconforming people: Nothing to lose but our chains
Phebe Eckfeldt | workers.org | 2020-05-20
This is a slightly edited version of a talk given during the"What Road To Socialism?" webinar held by Workers World Party on May 16. In his book "High Tech, Low Pay," Sam Marcy, the late Workers World Party chairperson, talks about how technology has diminished the number of skilled workers . . . | Continue reading Women and gender-nonconforming people: Nothing to lose but our chains at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/05/48799/?utm_source=rs…

Political Prisoners Teach-In: 'Greetings from Texas, death penalty capital'
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2020-05-20
These slightly edited remarks were given April 24 at the "U.S. Empire vs. Political Prisoners" webinar teach-in sponsored by Mobilization4Mumia and held in honor of the 66th birthday of political prisoner and revolutionary Mumia Abu-Jamal, incarcerated for 39 years by the U.S. state. By Gloria Rubac Greetings from the state . . . | Continue reading Political Prisoners Teach-In: 'Greetings from Texas, death penalty capital' at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/05/48763/?utm_source=rs…

Migrants lead struggle as 'reopening' fuels resistance
Sue Davis | workers.org | 2020-05-20
May 18

Carrizo Comecrudo Tribunal for Human Rights: 'The Indian Wars are not over'
Teresa Gutierrez | workers.org | 2020-05-20
An important online tribunal

America's Pandemic Role Reversal: Over There Is Now Over Here
Karen J. Greenberg | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-20
Remember the song "Over There"? "Over there, over there Send the word, send the word over there That the Yanks are coming, The Yanks are coming, The drums rum-tumming everywhere…" Maybe not, since it was popular so long ago, but it was meant to inspire American troops saying goodbye to their country on their way…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/20/americas-pan…

Is It as Impossible to Build Jerusalem as it is to Escape Babylon?
Peter Harrison | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-20
It is enough for me to hear someone talk sincerely about ideals, about the future, about philosophy, to hear him say "we" with a certain inflection of assurance, to hear him invoke "others" and regard himself as their interpreter—for me to consider him my enemy.

Freedom From the Great Disease
Elliot Sperber | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-20
Freedom From the Great Disease Nobody knows what Socrates' first Word was, though, If we can trust Plato, His last one was Asclepius

Stop the $2 Billion Arms Sale to the Philippines
Amee Chew | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-20
On April 30, the U.S. State Department announced two pending arms sales to the Philippines totaling nearly $2 billion. Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter, and General Electric are the main weapons manufacturers contracted to profit from the deal. Following this announcement, a 30-day window for Congress to review and voice opposition to the sale commenced.
counterpunch.org/2020/05/20/stop-the-2-b…

The Death of Hope
Lidia Falcón | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-20
When foreign journalists would ask me if I thought that Antonio González Pacheco, alias "Billy el Niño" (BILLY THE KID), would ever be tried, I would answer no, that I never expected that there would ever be justice in Spain around the crimes committed during the Franco years. But deep down, I held on to…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/20/the-death-of…

What The President Continues To Say (About The Plague)
Kenneth Surin | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-20
In two previous pieces in CounterPunch I compiled Donald Trump's statements on the COVID-19 pandemic up to May 2nd-3rd. Here is a continuation of that list. Rather than place Trump's statements in strict chronological order, I have sometimes put 2 or more of statements from different days together, to highlight Trump's contradictions and subsequent deviations–…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/20/what-the-pre…

Those Most in Need Of Mercy: Why Melissa Tanis Works to Get Elders Out of Prison
Susie Day | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-20
For 25 years, Shakespeare Behind Bars, an organization whose charter states, "All human beings are born inherently good," has entered prisons and cast people convicted of serious crimes in Shakespeare's plays. The most notable effort so far has been at the Luther Luckette Correctional Facility in Kentucky, where a production of The Tempest became the…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/20/those-most-i…

It's Time for a Robot Tax
Nick Licata | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-20
Taxing robots sounds unnatural, almost sci-fi like. While I use…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/20/its-time-for…

Social Security is Strong, But It Needs More Support
Sarah Rawlings | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-20
Last month the Social Security Trustees published their annual report on the state of Social Security. Although two of the appointed trustee positions are vacant and the Trump administration has repeatedly called for cuts to the program, the Trustees (all Trump appointees) agree the program's long-term outlook is optimistic. Social Security, the program that provides…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/20/social-secur…

Pregnant Pause: Remarks on the Corona Crisis
Ken Knabb | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-20
We were already living in a general global crisis, but most people were only vaguely aware of it since it was manifested in a confusing array of particular crises

COVID-19 spreads among Ford workers in Turkey
wsws.org | 2020-05-20
Unsafe and even deadly conditions during the pandemic are an international issue facing workers of every country.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/20/frdt…

How Islamophobia And Trump Are Dividing Major Jewish Organizations
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-20
The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations' incoming Chair-elect Dianne Lob faced attack from of Morton Klein of the Zionist Organization of America because of her work with Muslim refugees.
therealnews.com/stories/how-islamophobia…

Civil Disobedience, Billionaire-Style
Sam Pizzigati | zcomm.org | 2020-05-20
Automaker mogul Elon Musk defends his 'freedom' to endanger the lives of his workers…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/civil-disobedience…

Sunday Times Rich Listers receive billions in UK government handouts
wsws.org | 2020-05-20
The pandemic has exposed how those buccaneers of the "free market" are happy to claim government welfare.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/20/strl…

Mothering in a Pandemic
Anne L. Alstott | zcomm.org | 2020-05-20
Society relies on the unpaid, invisible work of parents–mostly mothers–to care for children and to buffer kids from trauma and stress. Supporting that work during COVID-19 requires direct cash support to families.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/mothering-in-a-pan…

Schools Will Need Help to Recover
Nicholas Johnson | progressive.org | 2020-05-20
States need to find ways to protect education funding in the age of COVID-19.
progressive.org/op-eds/schools-will-need…

Vectors of vulnerability
Byrd McDaniel | mronline.org | 2020-05-20
In the age of COVID-19, poor and working-class people are susceptible not just to illness, but also to discrimination and disdain.
mronline.org/2020/05/19/vectors-of-vulne…

"Do No Harm"
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
COVID-19 can be prevented, and it can be cured. Important preventative measures, argues Prof. Dolores Cahill, include vitamins C, D, and Zinc, which boost immunity. If preventative measures had been taken, claims Cahill, "no one would have died." | The …
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Canadian authorities failed to notify locked-out Regina oil refinery workers of threatened bomb attack
wsws.org | 2020-05-20
While accusing locked-out FCL workers of "terrorism" for resisting sweeping concession demands, Regina's police failed to warn them of a threatened bomb attack on their picket line.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/20/regi…

China Updates Its 'Art of Hybrid War'
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
In 1999, Qiao Liang, then a senior air force colonel in the People's Liberation Army, and Wang Xiangsui, another senior colonel, caused a tremendous uproar with the publication of Unrestricted Warfare: China's Master Plan to Destroy America….
globalresearch.ca/china-art-hybrid-war/5…

Smoking Gun: Crisis? What Crisis?
progressive.org | 2020-05-20
A timeline of the pandemic warning signs ignored by the Trump Administration.
progressive.org/magazine/smoking-gun-cri…

China Updates Its 'Art of Hybrid War'
Pepe Escobar | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
In 1999, Qiao Liang, then a senior air force colonel in the People's Liberation Army, and Wang Xiangsui, another senior colonel, caused a tremendous uproar with the publication of Unrestricted Warfare: China's Master Plan to Destroy America….
globalresearch.ca/china-art-hybrid-war/5…

Battles Over Barley: Australia, China and the Tariff Wars
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-05-20
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Battles Over Barley: Australia, China and the Tariff Wars
Dr. Binoy Kampmark | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2020-05-20
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Stir Crazy! Episode #38: Generation WTF!
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-20
On today's show: TRNN climate reporter Aman Azhar, and co-hosts of upcoming new show "Why You Should Give a F*ck" Genevieve Montinar and Tunde Ogunfolaju. Hosted by Kim Brown.
therealnews.com/stories/stir-crazy-episo…

Food delivery workers call for a national strike in Brazil
wsws.org | 2020-05-20
After a series of strikes internationally, food delivery workers in Brazil are calling for a unified strike on May 30 against cuts in pay rates and unsafe working conditions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/20/braz…

The Race to Replace a Dying Neoliberalism
Walden Bello | zcomm.org | 2020-05-20
The world's prevailing socio-political models aren't going to survive this pandemic. What's going to replace them?>…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-race-to-replac…

Economic Collapse Caused by Capitalism Not "COVID Pandemic"
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-20
The aversion of the rich and their political and media representatives to science in general and economic science in particular is legendary. When it comes to making sense of the economy, they rely mainly on irrationalism and discredited ideas. It is no accident that mainstream economics has long been called "the dismal science." It lacks …
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This is Not a Drill: LIVE, May 20th
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-20
What strategic opportunity remains for left organizers to build political power within the Democratic Party after Bernie? Are the Democrats in internal crisis, exacerbated by the broader health, political, and economic crises? And, how can we best fight the right wing? Join us for the next episode of This is Not a Drill: LIVE as…
therealnews.com/stories/this-is-not-a-dr…

Chicago mayor appoints corporate leaders to Economic Recovery Task Force
wsws.org | 2020-05-20
As deficits mount, the task force appointments place the right-wing, pro-business character of "diversity" and "equity" appointments on full display.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/20/chic…

Fed's Powell, Treasury's Mnuchin show bipartisan support for corporate bailout and back-to-work drive
wsws.org | 2020-05-20
The prize for sheer demagogy and hypocrisy at the hearing went to Sherrod Brown of Ohio, an economic nationalist and close ally of the trade union bureaucracy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/20/hear…

Firing of State Department inspector general tied to Saudi arms deal
wsws.org | 2020-05-20
The firing stemmed from a probe into the Trump administration's declaration of a "state of emergency" to prevent Congress holding up arms sales to the Saudi monarchy.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/20/saud…

No return to normality of exploitation: Migrant workers strike in Italy
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-20
Maurizio Coppola talks about the strike organized by migrant workers in Italy in response to a government proposal to temporarily regularize the statuses of some migrant workers. Migrant workers demand dignified conditions and access to rights…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/20/no-return…

No return to normality of exploitation: Migrant workers strike in Italy
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-20
Maurizio Coppola talks about the strike organized by migrant workers in Italy in response to a government proposal to temporarily regularize the statuses of some migrant workers. Migrant workers demand dignified conditions and access to rights…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/20/no-return…

Mocking Birds in Spring 2020
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
Our seas and rivers look cleaner; our air feels fresher, quieter; our streets and roadways are abandoned. Panic shopping for household supplies has passed, only to be replaced by lines of mothers and fathers at food banks while UberEats and …
globalresearch.ca/mocking-birds-spring-2…

Global Research: Our Readers Are Our Lifeline
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
Dear Readers, | Your support has been a real lifeline to us over the past 12 months. We have found ourselves in rough seas, but have been able to ride the storm so far: the Global Research project lives on thanks …
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Mocking Birds in Spring 2020
Barbara Nimri Aziz | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
Our seas and rivers look cleaner; our air feels fresher, quieter; our streets and roadways are abandoned. Panic shopping for household supplies has passed, only to be replaced by lines of mothers and fathers at food banks while UberEats and …
globalresearch.ca/mocking-birds-spring-2…

Global Research: Our Readers Are Our Lifeline
The Global Research Team | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
Dear Readers, | Your support has been a real lifeline to us over the past 12 months. We have found ourselves in rough seas, but have been able to ride the storm so far: the Global Research project lives on thanks …
globalresearch.ca/global-research-our-re…

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 research at Mayo Clinic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-20
Thanks to its combination of practice, education, and research, Mayo Clinic has a strong foundation to respond quickly to a medical crisis such as COVID-19. As the SARS-CoV-2 virus spread worldwide, a research task force was formed at Mayo Clinic to review and approve research proposals related to the virus and the disease it causes. …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 news briefing
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-20
On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, covers the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Poland discusses how the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is changing, and how scientists and researchers are rapidly gaining new knowledge about the virus and the disease that it …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

VIRUS: COVID-19 registry first to track global ICU experience to shed light on trends in care of critically ill patients
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-20
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The "Quarantine 15"
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-20
It's being called the "Quarantine 15" online

Updated visitor policy: Mayo Clinic limits number of visitors during COVID-19 response
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-20
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? To support the best safety for patients and staff, Mayo Clinic is currently limiting the number of outpatient and hospital visitors? UPDATED: Friday, May 15 As Mayo Clinic continues to monitor our communities for the spread of COVID-19, updates have been made to visitor restrictions at all Mayo Clinic sites. The ongoing …
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 and people with disabilities
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-20
Dear Mayo Clinic: My father, who suffers from Lou Gehrig's disease, lives with me and my family, including three children. While my husband can work at home, I am still required to go on-site for my job. Although I practice social distancing, I am wondering if I need to do anything differently in caring for …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

FDA issues emergency use authorization for algorithm designed to improve detection of heart failure during COVID-19
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-20
The FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization to Eko, a digital health company, for the heart screening algorithm developed by Mayo Clinic. The AI-driven algorithm can detect weak heart pump, which is commonly detected by echocardiogram, a test that is not normally conducted during a physical exam, requires specially trained technicians to record, and requires prolonged contact with …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/fd…

Packing on pounds during COVID-19 and how to turn it around
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-20
If you've gained weight during the COVID-19 pandemic, you aren't alone. The "Quarantine 15"

Mayo Clinic expands in-person care on all campuses
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-20
Mayo Clinic will expand in-person care on all of its campuses as COVID-19 executive orders are lifted for elective procedures by governors in Arizona, Florida, Minnesota and Wisconsin. "Our patients' health and safety is always our top priority," says Amy Williams, M.D., Mayo Clinic Executive Dean for Practice. "We have taken several extra precautions to …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

New collaboration on COVID-19 response to include new serology test
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-20
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced it will expand its response to the COVID-19 pandemic by developing a total antibodies test in collaboration with WuXi Diagnostics and Mayo Clinic. The new test is the result of ongoing collaboration between all three organizations, including clinical evaluation and support from Mayo Clinic. Thermo Fisher will seek U.S. FDA …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ne…

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic expands in-person care
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-20
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and clinics were forced to postpone nonessential appointments and surgeries in March and April. Thanks to social distancing and executive stay-at-home orders which helped flatten the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak, Mayo Clinic is prepared now, not only to meet the projected needs of COVID-19 patients, but safely treat …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

Mayo Clinic encourages patients to practice good hand hygiene
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-20
Mayo Clinic has placed reminders about good hand hygiene and also has placed hand sanitizer stations around campus to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Amy Williams, M.D., Mayo Clinic executive dean for practice, illustrates how to properly apply hand sanitizer. Watch: Mayo Clinic encourages patients to practice good hand hygiene youtu.be/NSohxy0aP9A Journalists: Video is …
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Mayo Clinic launches radio campaign to encourage recovered patients of COVID-19 to donate plasma
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-20
Mayo Clinic is collaborating with Entercom Communications to launch a radio campaign that raises awareness in Detroit, New York City, Miami and Chicago of the federally-sponsored national Expanded Access Program (EAP) for Convalescent Plasma. The Food and Drug Administration announced Mayo Clinic as the lead site for the EAP program to speed access and increase availability of investigational convalescent plasma for hospitalized patients …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ma…

Convalescent plasma advocate donates at Mayo Clinic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-20
A recovered COVID-19 patient who has become a strong nationwide advocate for the Convalescent Plasma Expanded Access Program made a plasma donation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Chaim Lebovits became involved with the program in March and since then has rallied thousands, who have also recovered, to donate.The initiative, which Mayo Clinic is leading, studies …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/co…

Spring cleaning takes on a new importance during COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-20
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released reopening guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools and homes. Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, suggests taking a practical approach to spring cleaning. If no one in your household has been infected, he says standard spring cleaning practices …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/sp…

Mayo researchers, minority communities team up to combat COVID-19 health disparities
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-20
Rochester, Minn.

We Hold These Truths: An Updated Manifesto for the Sick, the Tired, the Poor, and the Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free
Robert Abele | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
These are not only rapidly changing times; they are revolutionary times. The people are awakening not only to a new situation of living under Coronavirus, but a situation in which the hot spotlight is shining on the ongoing injustices, incompetence, …
globalresearch.ca/manifesto-sick-tired-p…

We Hold These Truths: An Updated Manifesto for the Sick, the Tired, the Poor, and the Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free
Robert Abele | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
These are not only rapidly changing times; they are revolutionary times. The people are awakening not only to a new situation of living under Coronavirus, but a situation in which the hot spotlight is shining on the ongoing injustices, incompetence, …
globalresearch.ca/manifesto-sick-tired-p…

Mo Salah and the Four Thieves: Gang of armed robbers wearing Mo Salah masks arrested by police in Egypt
rt.com | 2020-05-20
Mo Salah has many imitators thanks to his spectacular scoring record. But none have gone as far to mimic Mo as a gang of four criminals arrested by Egyptian police in Cairo for wearing masks of the Liverpool forward to rob stores. | …
rt.com/sport/489192-salah-mask-wearing-r…

Coronavirus and the Inhumane Treatment of Meat Packers
Emily Folk | commondreams.org | 2020-05-20
The lack of rights and livable benefits in many companies makes these workers particularly vulnerable, working in an industry that relies on efficiency to meet market demand. (Photo: AP/Nati Harnik) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/05/20/corona…

Medicare Is Best Way to Cover the Millions of Americans Whose Health Insurance Has Been Taken Away
Mark Dudzic, Richard Master | commondreams.org | 2020-05-20
Maria Mora came to find information about her claim but found the California State Employment Development Department was closed due to coronavirus concerns on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Canoga Park, CA. (Photo: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/05/20/medica…

Lavish Taxpayer-Funded Dinners Hosted by Pompeo Spark Concern Over Real Purpose
Eoin Higgins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-20
"The CEO of Chick-fil-A is not someone I would say is involved in foreign policy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/05/20/lavish-…

Women Have Risen to Heroic Heights During Covid-19
H. Patricia Hynes | commondreams.org | 2020-05-20
Violence by an intimate partner is the leading cause of injury to women 15 to 44 years old. (Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/05/20/women-…

"They Don't Care for Our Lives": McDonald's Workers Strike Across US to Demand Better Protections From Covid-19
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-20
Demanding McDonald's prioritize public health and worker safety over profits, hundreds of employees at the fast food chain went on strike Wednesday, a day before the company was set to hold its annual shareholders' meeting. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Rep García, Sen Whitehouse, Indigenous and Community Leaders Call Out BlackRock on Climate Deception
commondreams.org | 2020-05-20
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In the Fight to Curtail the Climate Crisis, the Earth Just Moved a Little
Alec Connon | commondreams.org | 2020-05-20
JPMorgan Chase is the world's largest funder of fossil fuels. Without that money, the fossil fuel companies simply can't afford to build their new mines, pipelines or fracking wells. (Photo: Antonia Juhasz/Twitter) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Cap and Trade Auction Reveals Weakness of Market-Based Climate Policy
commondreams.org | 2020-05-20
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The Answer to the Media Industry's Woes? Publicly Owned Newspapers
Victor Pickard | commondreams.org | 2020-05-20
Local news outlets cover stories and offer community-level information—potentially lifesaving during a global pandemic—that national outlets will never provide. (Photo: iStock / Getty Images Plus) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/05/20/answer…

Statement: Senator Carper Releases Valuable Report on EPA's Pandemic of Pollution
commondreams.org | 2020-05-20
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To Save Lives—and Democracy—We Need to Vote by Mail
Bernie Horn | commondreams.org | 2020-05-20
It will be impractical, and in many places impossible, to safely conduct the election in 2020 unless the numbers voting on Election Day are greatly reduced. (Photo: Shutterstock) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Earthjustice: The Trump Administration's Assault on Public Protections Is a Handout to Corporate Special Interests
commondreams.org | 2020-05-20
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Small Biz Oppose Corporate Immunity Push
commondreams.org | 2020-05-20
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Coronavirus Is Just the Latest Excuse to Expand the Surveillance State
Mike Maharrey | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
Federal, state and local agencies have teamed up to operate a warrantless cellphone tracking program to monitor compliance with COVID-19 social distancing requirements. | According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the program provides information on people's movements …
globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-surveillan…

Coronavirus Is Just the Latest Excuse to Expand the Surveillance State
Mike Maharrey | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
Federal, state and local agencies have teamed up to operate a warrantless cellphone tracking program to monitor compliance with COVID-19 social distancing requirements. | According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the program provides information on people's movements …
globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-surveillan…

Colombia extends lockdown until May 31 and health emergency until August 31
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-05-20
Colombia's President Ivan Duque extended his country's stay at home order until May 31 and a health emergency until August 31 as accelerating coronavirus infections put hospitals on the brink…
colombiareports.com/colombia-extends-loc…

Colombia puts son of war criminal in charge of victim coordination
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-05-20
Colombia's Interior Ministry put the son of extradited paramilitary warlord "Jorge 40," one of the country's most blood-thirsty war criminals, in charge of victim coordination, local media reported Tuesday. The…
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Colombia to extend international air travel ban until August 31
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-05-20
Colombia plans to extend its international air travel ban until the end of the current health emergency on August 31, the country's transport minister said Wednesday. Transport Minister Angela Maria…
colombiareports.com/colombia-to-extend-i…

Solidarity with all LGBTQ2+ workers!
| workers.org | 2020-05-20
By Ezra Echo This is a slightly edited version of a talk given during the"What Road To Socialism?" webinar held by Workers World Party on May 16. The LGBTQ2+ working class looks like my gay, bisexual, and trans comrades who usually would be gearing up for our collective celebration of . . . | Continue reading Solidarity with all LGBTQ2+ workers! at Workers.org
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Plano USA: Controlo Militarizado da Populaàßà£o
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
A Fundaàßà£o Rockefeller apresentou o "Plano de Acàßà£o Nacional Covid-19", indicando os "passos pragmáticos para reabrir os nossos locais de trabalho e a nossa comunidade". No entanto, como aparece no título, nà£o se trata apenas de medidas de saúde….
globalresearch.ca/plano-usa-controlo-mil…

Piano USA: controllo militarizzato della popolazione
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
La Fondazione Rockefeller ha presentato il ´Piano d'azione nazionale per il controllo del Covid-19 ª, indicando i ´passi pragmatici per riaprire i nostri luoghi di lavoro e le nostre comunità ª. Non si tratta perà≤, come appare dal titolo, semplicemente di misure …
globalresearch.ca/piano-usa-controllo-mi…

Piano USA: controllo militarizzato della popolazione
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
La Fondazione Rockefeller ha presentato il ´Piano d'azione nazionale per il controllo del Covid-19 ª, indicando i ´passi pragmatici per riaprire i nostri luoghi di lavoro e le nostre comunità ª. Non si tratta perà≤, come appare dal titolo, semplicemente di misure …
globalresearch.ca/piano-usa-controllo-mi…

The No Land's Man
Pradeep Baisakh | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-20
A mother giving birth to a child right in the midst of the road with other women covering the space with sarees stretched around her is no more limited to the Bollywood movies; they are real stories of the modern India. The other day a migrant woman gave birth to a child on the roadside…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/20/the-no-lands…

The Case of General Michael Flynn: The Use of Law as a Political Weapon
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-20
The audacious corruption of the FBI and the US Department of Justice (sic) is demonstrated by their frame-up of the three-star general, former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and National Security Adviser to President Donald Trump. | US Department of …
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A Just Reopening Prioritizes People Over Profits
CP Editor | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-20
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'Stay alert' slogan needs more explanation, admits minister
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-20
Ministers have admitted that the government's "Stay alert" slogan requires added explanation to help the public understand the "more nuanced messages" involved.When announcing the lockdown on 23 March, Downing Street introduced the slogan "Stay at home", which was well adhered to and praised for its clarity.But when prime minister Boris Johnson spoke on 10 May about easing the restrictions for England, new messaging urged the public to "stay alert" to the virus, a slogan that has been criticised for being too vague.The devolved administrations refused to adopt the messaging at the same time and hit out at Johnson…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/05/20/stay-ale…

Boris Johnson Spotted in Public Amid Social Media Frenzy Over His Whereabouts
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-20
As hashtag #WhereIsJohnson emerged on Twitter amid speculations about the prime minister's whereabouts, a number of netizens used it to berate Boris Johnson over his actions during the coronavirus crisis.
sputniknews.com/viral/202005201079364657…

UK PM Boris Johnson Faces Labour Party Leader Starmer in Parliamentary Q and A – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-20
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was grilled by Labour Party leader Keir Starmer at the weekly Prime Minister's Questions session in the House of Commons in London over the government's response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
sputniknews.com/europe/20200520107936036…

UK PM Johnson vows 'world-beating' track and trace COVID system by June 1
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-20
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday that a programme to track and trace those suspected of having been in contact with people who have tested positive for COVID-19 would be in place by June 1.He said the government would have recruited 25,000 trackers by the start of next month, capable of tracing 10,000 new cases a day, when the overall number of daily tests would have reached 200,000."We have growing confidence that we will have a test, track and test operation that will be world-beating and yes it will be in place by June 1," Johnson told parliament in exchanges with opposition Labour leader…
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Spain to open doors for tourists this summer
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-20
Spain expects to open its tourism sector to international visitors this summer, the country's transport minister has said.Earlier this month, Spain announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone entering the country, which will be lifted once nationwide coronavirus restrictions end.Jose Abalos said that could be as early as late June. But it will likely depend on the progress of regions still struggling with coronavirus like Madrid and Barcelona, which are lagging weeks behind other parts of the country in terms of re-opening."We couldn't say someone from Madrid couldn't go to their holiday home in Valencia,…
yenisafak.com/en/world/spain-to-open-doo…

South Korea reopens schools as virus fears persist
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-20
Schools in South Korea reopened on Wednesday as the country continues easing its coronavirus restrictions, local media reported.As per a phased reopening plan, classes have resumed at high schools across the country, while students of all other grades will return to school June 8, according to Yonhap News Agency.South Korea's academic year normally begins in March, but the government's plan to reopen schools was postponed five times due to concerns raised by parents and officials, the report said.High schools were scheduled to reopen on May 13 and all other schools on June 1, but the plan was changed after thousa…
yenisafak.com/en/world/south-korea-reope…

Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-20
Indonesia reported on Wednesday 693 new coronavirus infections, the Southeast Asian nation's biggest daily rise and taking the total number of cases to 19,189, according to the website of Indonesia's COVID-19 task force.The task force reported 21 additional deaths, taking the total to 1,242, while 4,575 people have recovered.
yenisafak.com/en/world/indonesia-reports…

Turkey eases quarantine restrictions on arrivals from abroad
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-20
Turkey will ease existing 14-day quarantine restrictions for citizens coming from abroad as the country starts softening measures taken to stem spread of the coronavirus, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported on Wednesday.Turkish citizens ferried from abroad were spending 14 days under quarantine in student dorms where they were monitored for possible symptoms of COVID-19 disease.The people arriving on scheduled flights will go through medical check and will be monitored for 14 days at their homes.
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkey-eases-quar…

Turkey eyeing post-virus production recovery
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-20
Turkey's main priority is to ensure a permanent recovery on the production front in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the country's technology and industry minister said on Wednesday.Addressing a virtual meeting organized by the Foreign Economic Relations Board, Mustafa Varank said the expectations of the real sector are improving, and the last two weeks have also seen positive signs on normalization from the pandemic."Electricity consumption in the organized industrial zones started to rise in the beginning of May," he said, adding ,that all main automotive factories are operating, and there is a recovery in…
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Sterling inches lower as UK inflation sinks below 1%
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-20
Sterling edged lower on Wednesday as UK inflation fell below 1%, its lowest in nearly four years, fuelling speculation the Bank of England (BoE) could move to negative interest rates to bolster an economy hammered by the coronavirus pandemic.Inflation sank to 0.8% in April, its lowest since August 2016, as lockdowns to contain the pandemic hit global oil prices and clothing retailers cut prices.The pound fell, albeit modestly as the data was broadly in line with economists' expectations.It was last down 0.2% against both the U.S. dollar and the euro at $1.2223 and 89.49 pence respectively.Some BoE officials have…
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Philippines' coronavirus cases top 13,000
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-20
The COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surpassed 13,000 mark on Wednesday, the health authorities said.In a statement, the Health Ministry said 279 new coronavirus cases were reported in the island state to take the national tally to 13, 221."The total number of recovered patients rose to 2,932 after 89 more infected people were treated," the official said.The recoveries account for 22% of the total cases reported in the country.However, five more patients lost their life due to the infection, taking national toll to 842.Most of the news cases were reported in the capital Metro Manila where the lockdown has been r…
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Turkey's Boƒüaziàßi University, Swiss CERN cooperate on collider
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-20
A university in the Turkish metropolis Istanbul and the Swiss-based European Organization for Nuclear Research, also known as CERN, are set to collaborate on advanced interdisciplinary research.Bogazici University, in collaboration with one of the world's leading research centers, will set up a lab focusing on advanced electronic devices used in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, it said in a statement. The LHC is the world's largest and highest-energy particle collider and the largest machine in the world. It has been built to further our understanding of the universe.Bora Akgun, a researcher at CERN and a…
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Pakistan hails OIC's reaction to Kashmir residency law
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-20
Pakistan on Wednesday welcomed the Organization of Islamic Conference's (OIC) rejection of a new residency law introduced in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir.In a Twitter post, Aisha Farooqui, the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, said: "Pakistan welcomes OIC statement strongly condemning and rejecting Indian government's illegal actions to redefine domicile rules to alter IoJK [Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir] demographic, and terms it settlement colonialism against OIC, UNSC resolutions, 4th Geneva Convention, [and] international humanitarian laws".The controversial law, notified by New Delhi on Monday, pres…
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EU plans to halve pesticide use, expand organic farming
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-20
The European Commission said on Wednesday it planned to increase organic farming and cut agricultural chemical use to protect the environment, proposals welcomed by green groups but which farmers said would make them less flexible.Agriculture is a contributor to climate change

The Daily Show Host Trevor Noah Schools Nancy Pelosi Over 'Morbidly Obese' Trump Remark
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-20
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump have traded some barbs over the last few days, after it was revealed by the president that he was taking hydroxychloroquine as an unproven precautionary measure against coronavirus. Pelosi then rushed to say that Trump should be more cautious with such health experiments due to his apparent "obesity".
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Serco apologises for sharing email addresses of contact-tracing recruits
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-20
Outsourcing giant Serco has apologised after it accidentally shared almost 300 email addresses of new recruits to the government's coronavirus contact-tracing programme. | The company is helping to sign up people to support efforts to track and trace cases of Covid-19 to help reduce the spread of the disease in the UK. | The government has promised to recruit 18,000 contact tracers to manually gather information about the places infected people have visited and other individuals they have been in contact with to get a detailed picture of who might be at risk of…
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2.6 million people flee as Cyclone Amphan batters India and Bangladesh
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-20
A strong cyclone has blown heavy rain and strong wind into coastal India and Bangladesh after more than 2.6 million people were moved to shelters in a frantic evacuation made more challenging by coronavirus.Cyclone Amphan slowed slightly as it reached cooler waters near the coast, but with wind speeds ranging between 100mph and 105mph, the … | By The Canary…
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'Unproductive' to blame scientists for government decisions, says Buckland
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-20
Justice secretary Robert Buckland has labelled it "unproductive" to blame scientists for decisions taken by the government during the coronavirus crisis.His comments came after Cabinet colleague Thérèse Coffey, the work and pensions secretary, tried to deflect criticism about key decisions, such as ending community testing, on to the scientists advising ministers on the UK response.Coffey, speaking to Sky News on Tuesday, said: "If the science was wrong, advice at the time was wrong, I'm not surprised if people then think we made a wrong decision."Downing Street distanced itself from her comments sh…
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The Lunacy of Global Seafood Supply Chains
Jennifer C. Berkshire | thenation.com | 2020-05-20
The Lunacy of Global Seafood Supply Chains…
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We Should Take Women's Accusations Seriously. But Tara Reade's Fall Short
Katha Pollitt | thenation.com | 2020-05-20
We Should Take Women's Accusations Seriously. But Tara Reade's Fall Short.
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Colorado Forced to Revise Its Virus Tally After ALCOHOL POISONING Counted as COVID-19 Death
Marko Marjanović | anti-empire.com | 2020-05-20
A Republican state representative asked prosecutors to bring criminal charges against Colorado's top public health official Thursday, claiming that she illegally falsified death records to inflate COVID-19 death totals. | Rep. Mark Baisley (R-Roxborough Park) issued a formal letter requesting an investigation and criminal charges by George Brauchler, district attorney for the 18th Judicial District. Brauchler is also a Republican. | Baisley accuses Jill Ryan, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), of "falsely altering death certificates." CDPHE collects and repo…
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