Daily Archives: May 29, 2020

2020-05-29: News Headlines

Sarah Lazare (2020-05-29). Minneapolis police leader defending George Floyd's killers tied to 'white power'-linked biker gang. thegrayzone.com From The Grayzone vault: The record of a pro-Trump Minneapolis police leader defending the killers of George Floyd reveals a…

Abdul Rahman (2020-05-29). The politics and economics of COVID-19 relief packages. peoplesdispatch.org Most governments worldwide have announced relief packages to deal with the economic distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, though big in numbers, these packages have very little to offer to those most affected by the crisis…

Max Blumenthal (2020-05-29). Exclusive images from inside British court expose Assange's un-democratic treatment, physical deterioration. thegrayzone.com Photographs surreptitiously taken inside a British courtroom and provided to The Grayzone show a visibly disoriented Julian Assange confined to…

Unicorn Riot (2020-05-29). Twin Cities Protest Death of George Floyd: Day #3. unicornriot.ninja Minneapolis, MN — Protesters are continuing to gather outside the Minneapolis Police (MPD) 3rd Precinct building today after extended protests and clashes with police yesterday. The Twin Cities is still engulfed in mass outrage after MPD officer Derek Chauvin was filmed choking a black man…

WSWS (2020-05-29). Mass anger erupts throughout the US in protests against police murder of George Floyd. wsws.org The police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis has set off a wave of social anger, sparking demonstrations in Kentucky, Colorado, California, Ohio and other states throughout the country.

Niko Georgiades (2020-05-29). Minneapolis Police Murder Handcuffed Man with Neck-Kneel. globalresearch.ca "I can't breathe" were some of the last words of the latest victim to police terror. | Memorial Day in Minneapolis saw the echoing of the same words as Eric Garner before he was killed by police six years …

Raul Diego (2020-05-29). Police Deny Any Connection to Mysterious Minneapolis "Umbrella Man" Saboteur. mintpressnews.com Regardless of the truth behind who started the fires and the looting, the rage felt by the people of Minneapolis and elsewhere is the result of a deep and profound problem in this country that cannot go on.

Tim Wise (2020-05-29). Protest, Uprisings, and Race War. counterpunch.org The moralizing has begun. Those who have rarely been the target of organized police gangsterism are once again lecturing those who have about how best to respond to it. Be peaceful, they implore, as protesters rise up in Minneapolis and across the country in response to the killing of George Floyd. This, coming from the

Monica Moorehead (2020-05-29). Against police violence and capitalism, to rebel is justified. workers.org Workers World salutes all the brave protesters in Minneapolis, currently ground zero against police terror. We also salute those activists in Los Angeles, Memphis and other cities who are organizing protests and braving the pandemic to be in the streets or in car caravans to show solidarity with the demand: . . . |

WSWS (2020-05-29). Cop who killed George Floyd in Minneapolis had record of brutality. wsws.org Local station KARE 11 reports 13 complaints since 2003 were closed without discipline. Chauvin was awarded a departmental medal of valor in 2009.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2020-05-29). For America's Wealthiest, the Pandemic is a Time to Profit. counterpunch.org The American Enterprise Institute's (AEI) Michael Strain wrote an op-ed in the New York Times recently explaining how "The American Dream Is Alive and Well," and that in his opinion this nation has, "bigger issues than inequality." Strain's piece is part of the paper's new pandemic-era series called "The America We Need" and engages in

Ramzy Baroud (2020-05-29). Political Ambiguity or a Doomsday Weapon: Why Abbas Abandoned Oslo. counterpunch.org This time, we are told, it is different and that President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, is absolutely serious about his decision to absolve his leadership from all previous agreements signed with Israel and the United States. But this time is not different, and Abbas is not serious. "The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and

_____ (2020-05-29). Bus Drivers Refuse To Help Police, Prison Labor Replaces Meatpackers And More. popularresistance.org With protests erupting all over Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd, cops are attempting to arrest protesters in mass. | However, some bus drivers in Minneapolis are refusing to use their buses to transport protestors to jail. | "As a transit worker and union member, I refuse to transport my class and radical youth," Minneapolis bus driver Adam Burch told Payday. "An injury to one is an injury to all. The police murdered George Floyd and the protest against is completely justified and should continue until their demands are met." | While it would be illegal for Burch's union to call for a wildcat strike, h…

_____ (2020-05-29). Minneapolis Protests Police Murder Of George Floyd: Day 2. popularresistance.org Protesters are continuing to gather outside the Minneapolis Police (MPD) 3rd Precinct building today after extended protests and clashes with police yesterday. The Twin Cities is still engulfed in mass outrage after MPD officer Derek Chauvin was filmed choking a black man named George Floyd to death in a disturbing video that went viral Monday night. On Wednesday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey called on Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to file criminal charges against Officer Chauvin. Chauvin and three other officers involved in Floyd's were fired on Tuesday. Such a quick firing of officers after a police kil…

Staff (2020-05-29). Headlines for May 29, 2020. democracynow.org Protests Rage After Minneapolis Prosecutor Does Not Bring Charges Against Officers Who Killed George Floyd, Scores Tear-Gassed, Arrested as Protests Against George Floyd's Killing Spread to Other Cities, Twitter Flags Trump Tweet for Glorifying Violence After President Attacks Minnesota Protesters as "THUGS", Trump Executive Order Threatens to Punish Social Media Companies over Fact-Checking, U.S. Economy Sheds Another 2.1 Million Jobs, Leaving 40.7 Million Unemployed Since Start of Pandemic, Pennsylvania Democratic Lawmakers Accuse Republicans of Knowingly Exposing Them to Coronavirus, Protesters Demand ICE Empt…

Staff (2020-05-29). "It Was Murder": Minneapolis Demands Charges in Police Killing of George Floyd, Calls to Defund Cops. democracynow.org As thousands take to the streets of Minneapolis to protest against the police killing of George Floyd for the third night in a row, we go to Minneapolis to speak with City Councilmember Jeremiah Ellison. Police pointed an automatic rifle at his head in 2015 when he was peacefully protesting the police killing of another African American man, Jamar Clark. We also speak with Kandace Montgomery with the Black Visions Collective, which is calling for the abolition of police.

Staff (2020-05-29). Twitter Warns Trump Tweet Glorifies Violence as He Signs Executive Order to Weaken Social Media. democracynow.org As President Trump calls Minneapolis protesters "THUGS" and tweets, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts," Twitter flags the tweet with a warning it glorifies violence, just as Trump signs an executive order to punish social media companies for how they monitor content. "Trump has prospered through his use of social media and its attention-hoarding algorithms to basically disinform and misinform people," says Ramesh Srinivasan, professor in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-05-29). After Days of Protest, Police Officer Derek Chauvin Charged With 3rd Degree Murder for Killing George Floyd. commondreams.org Following three days of intense demonstrations in Minneapolis over the killing of George Floyd by a police officer while three other officers stood by, Derek Chauvin was taken into custody by state authorities Friday afternoon. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2020-05-29). ACLU Statement On Trump Tweet Directing the National Guard to Murder Protesters in Minneapolis. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Dave Lindorff (2020-05-29). Pandemic Crisis and Recession Can Spark a Fight for Real Change in the US. counterpunch.org American workers have a huge opportunity as a result of this coronavirus pandemic — an opportunity to massively expand union membership in the workplace, and a chance, after decades of being ignored by Congress, to finally win a desperately needed increase in the federal minimum wage from its current $7.25 per hour to at least

Global Research News (2020-05-29). Selected Articles: The Horrific Minneapolis Police Killing of George Floyd. globalresearch.ca Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | Click to | * * * | |

Read Black's Law Dictionary (2020-05-29). Manslaughter & 3rd degree murder charge for Kneeling Cop Chauvin. indybay.org After 48 hours of protest in Minnesota of the vicious murder by suffocation of a black man, George Floyd, on May 25, 2020, by 4 Minneapolis police, one of whom, Derek Chauvin, was caught on a video kneeling on the neck of handcuffed Floyd for 9 minutes, killing him, while his fellow thug cops allowed this murder to occur, only Chauvin was arrested on 5/29/30, and charged with 3rd degree murder and manslaughter! This low level of charge should have every attorney in this country screaming since it is a ringing indictment of the whole rotten legal system in this backward, racist, police state in which we live.

RT (2020-05-29). Minneapolis 'thugs' vs Hong Kong 'protesters': Chinese paper accuses Trump of hypocrisy over riots. rt.com President Donald Trump has threatened to stamp out looting and riots in Minnesota with the military. However, his administration's support for rioters in Hong Kong has drawn criticism from China's most influential newspaper. | The death of an unarmed black man at the hands of two police officers in Minneapolis sparked a wave of rioting in the Minnesota city when a video of the incident was made public this week. Now, after three days of violence, looting and arson, President Trump has threatened to send in the military, warning the "thugs" involved that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." | Hu Xiji…

_____ (2020-05-29). Twitter at war? Trump's warning to Minnesota 'thugs' flagged for 'glorifying violence'. rt.com Twitter has claimed Donald Trump violated its rules by vowing a tough response to rioting in Minnesota. The social media platform flagged the tweet, saying it "glorified violence." | The US president tweeted that he would take action if order was not restored to Minneapolis. | "We will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts," Trump wrote, noting that the military could get involved. | | © Twitter | Hours later, Twitter attached a notice to…

_____ (2020-05-29). Minneapolis 'WAR ZONE': Rioters take over POLICE STATION amid clashes, fires & tear gas (VIDEOS). rt.com Demonstrators have broken into a Minneapolis police headquarters, setting fires and destroying everything in sight amid unrest unleashed by the killing of a local black man at the hands of law enforcement. | The Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd precinct headquarters was breached late on Thursday night, with a raucous crowd of protesters seen filing into the building, smashing windows and some attempting to set it ablaze. | Also on rt.com | | Precinct is…

RT (2020-05-29). 'When the looting starts, the shooting starts': Trump says military is ready to act against Minneapolis 'THUGS'. rt.com US President Donald Trump has vowed decisive action to quell unrest in Minneapolis, sparked by the police killing of an unarmed black man, threatening to get the military involved if the city's mayor won't do the job "right." | The ultimatum came early on Friday morning from the president's Twitter handle, slamming Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey as "very weak" and a "radical left mayor," while warning that the federal government would take over the situation if local authorities don't bring it under control. | "I can't stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadersh…

_____ (2020-05-29). FBI seeks more proof of 'criminal excessive force' in George Floyd killing as outraged public demands immediate arrests. rt.com The FBI and local prosecutors say they need more evidence before they can file charges against officers involved in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Angry residents claim investigators are dragging their feet. | While Minnesota officials said a "robust and meticulous" probe into Floyd's death is underway at a press conference on Thursday, they noted the investigation still needed to show that the officers broke any laws, with Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman warning against any hasty indictments. | "I will not rush to justice, I'm going to do this right," Freeman said, adding that the footage of…

RT (2020-05-29). 'Don't throw money at black Americans to riot': Candace Owens spars with Soros-funded NGO over alleged hand in Minneapolis unrest. rt.com Conservative firebrand Candace Owens has started a feud with Open Society Foundations, after accusing the George Soros-funded NGO of fueling the ongoing riots in Minneapolis. | Owens speculated that the fires and looting in Minneapolis was being carried out by activists linked to the billionaire, after noting that Police Chief Medaria Arradondo claimed the criminal activity was being instigated by people not native to the city. | "My guess: As he did with Antifa, Democrat George Soros has these thugs on payroll. He is funding the chaos via his Open Society Foundation," the conservative commentator tweeted. | T…

_____ (2020-05-29). Several people shot as enraged rioters try to FLIP police van in Louisville (VIDEO). rt.com A turbulent rally in Louisville quickly escalated into chaos, with several people injured by gunfire that rang out when protesters began to violently shake a police vehicle. | Shots were fired on Thursday evening just as hundreds of people were expressing outrage over the police killing of Breonna Taylor, a local woman, during a raid at her house in March. | The violent demonstration began shortly after the media published a 911 call from Taylor's boyfriend, who reported the shooting. At the time, he was unaware the woman was shot by uniformed officers. | The shooting could be heard on multiple livestreams of…

Fight Back (2020-05-29). Chicanos in Boyle Heights to participate in the National Day of Action May 30. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – On Saturday, May 30 at 3 p.m. Centro Community Service Organization (CSO) will be participating in the National Day of Protest to demand the mass release of all prisoners due to COVID-19. The action is called by the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression and CSO is an affiliated organization with the Alliance. We are protesting the murders of Ahmaud Aubery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and George Floyd in Minneapolis because they are outraging, and we must demand justice. This lynch-style, racist terrorism must stop and perpetrators must be punished. | The Boyle Heig…

Philip Giraldi (2020-05-29). Trump the "Peace Candidate": Contemplating War During Pandemic against Two Global Competitors. Nuclear Weapons "Tests" against China and Russia. globalresearch.ca Let us consider why the Donald Trump White House is currently considering

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-05-29). Trump Is No Longer Interested in Trade Deal with China? globalresearch.ca U.S. President Donald Trump is losing interest in the trade deal he made with China, according to his economic adviser, and the reason could be that as we progress further into the election season, fixing relations with China is less …

Stephen Lendman (2020-05-29). How Far Will the Trump Regime and Congress Push China? globalresearch.ca The US is waging undeclared war on China by other means. | Trump and congressional hardliners escalated things beyond where their predecessors went. | What's going on is all about aiming to undermine China's growing political, economic, financial, industrial, technological, and military …

Stephen Lendman (2020-05-29). The Great US 2020 Wealth Transfer Heist. Deep Inequalities in US Society. globalresearch.ca In less than three-and-a-half years in office, Trump oversaw the Great GOP 2017 tax cut heist. | It handed corporate America and high-net-worth individuals a multi-billion dollar bonanza of enhanced wealth — followed this year by what I call 9/11 2.0, …

Ari Paul (2020-05-29). Coverage of School Reopening Needs to Include School Workers. commondreams.org School closures have created some of the most trying ordeals for families in this pandemic. (Photo: carl_hfser/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

South Front (2020-05-29). Video: Turkish Army Suffers Casualties in Southern Idlib. globalresearch.ca One Turkish soldier died and another was injured in an IED attack in Syria's southern Idlib, the Turkish Defense Ministry reported late on May 27. The incident happened while units of the Turkish Army and the Turkish-backed militant group Sham …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2020-05-29). Rep. Katie Porter Accuses UnitedHealth of 'Putting Profits Before Patients and Providers' in Midst of Pandemic. commondreams.org "It's flat out wrong for the world's largest insurance company to pass costs on to families in the middle of a pandemic—I want answers." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Joshua Frank (2020-05-29). In Search of a Lost Socialism. counterpunch.org In May of 1914 — 107 years ago this month — a small, yet vibrant socialist colony on the edge of Los Angeles County took root that is worth revisiting. In the Age of Covid-19, and with the continued violent assault on black and brown people across the US, one must visualize a more peaceful,

Vijay Prashad (2020-05-29). If you do not feel for humanity, you have forgotten to be human. mronline.org The coronavirus continues its contagious march across the planet: almost 350,000 known deaths and over 5.4 million people infected. Meanwhile, in the Bay of Bengal, Cyclone Amphan makes its fierce landing, its immense energy tearing a corridor through Bangladesh and India (Odisha and West Bengal).

Kevin Alexander Gray, Jeffrey St. Clair, JoAnn Wypijewski (2020-05-29). There is No Peace: an Incitement to Justice. counterpunch.org Summer 2014: a year since George Zimmerman was acquitted for killing Trayvon Martin. Another summer of violence and justification: US shells incinerating Palestinian children, devastating UN refuges in Gaza, pounding Afghan villages, again. Another trial of another white man who says he was scared, who had to defend himself with a blast of ammunition against

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2020-05-29). Michel Chossudovsky: Biographical Summary. globalresearch.ca There are a number of deliberate "errors" and omissions in Michel Chossudovsky's wikipedia entry. Defamatory statements. | The same applies to the wikipedia entry for Global Research which has been merged with Chossudovsky's entry. | Below is a biographical summary focussing …

WSWS (2020-05-29). Howie Hawkins and the Green Party: Capitalist politics in the guise of "ecosocialism" wsws.org Following Bernie Sanders's endorsement of Biden, the Green Party and its presumptive presidential nominee Hawkins are presenting themselves as the continuation of Sanders's "political revolution."

Shih-Yu Chou (2020-05-29). Taiwan and WHO in the COVID-19 pandemic. mronline.org The rants against the WHO might seem at odds with Taiwan's failed bid to join the World Health Assembly this past May, but there was no contradiction between Taiwan being seen fighting a David and Goliath-like battle with both the WHO and China, thereby flaring up geopolitical tensions from without. Both serve the interests of …

Gareth Porter (2020-05-29). Gareth Porter — Ep 65. thealtworld.com E-Book PDF (transcripts): Gareth Porter stops by the podcast to discuss his long standing work on the Vietnam war, his thoughts on COVID-19 via the USS Theodore Roosevelt along with his previous work on the 1919 flu epi…

Mark Fiore (2020-05-29). Screen Shot 2020-05-28 at 3.31.34 PM.png. progressive.org The Trump Administration is handling the COVID-19 pandemic in the same way the Trump Organization has handled the real estate business—with bluster, overconfidence, and fudged numbers.

James O'Neill (2020-05-29). Western Reaction to China Shows the Bad Old Days Haven't Passed. dissidentvoice.org One of the most tiresome clichés uttered by the western nations, including Australia, is their alleged commitment to the "rules based international order". By this they generally mean a set of rules of supposed international authority, to which all developed nations are expected to adhere. Those who allegedly failed to do so are labelled as …

Special to Workers World (2020-05-29). CUNY and the struggle against COVID-19 cuts. workers.org Special to Workers World The City University of New York is the largest urban public university system in the United States. It has 275,000 students, spread over 11 senior colleges funded by New York state; seven community colleges, funded by New York City; and seven postgraduate institutions. Its students are . . . |

Joe Piette (2020-05-29). Car caravan: Free Our Youth! workers.org Philadelphia As states across the U.S. took steps to stop the spread of COVID-19 — closing schools and workplaces, canceling events and shifting to supporting children in their homes and communities — one group of young people is being left behind: the nearly 50,000 youth locked up across the country. . . . |

Jim McMahan (2020-05-29). Packinghouse workers strike vs. bosses & COVID-19. workers.org Seattle May 24 — Strikes broke out May 7 in several apple packinghouses and continue in Washington state's Yakima Valley. Latinx workers are striking more than a half-dozen big, rich packinghouses. Fruit packers in Washington state are in their third week on strike. At least 400 workers have stayed out . . . |

Staff (2020-05-29). Essential Remittances To Africa Devastated By Coronavirus Pandemic. therealnews.com Families dependent on remittances from seasonal workers are facing a crisis, even in countries without widespread COVID-19 cases.

Staff (2020-05-29). Baltimore Mayoral Candidate Wants to Limit Mayoral Power. therealnews.com Baltimore's upcoming primary election will be notable and not just because residents will primarily vote by mail due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The mayoral election on June 2 comes after a massive corruption scandal led to a federal indictment against the previously-elected mayor in 2019. As a result of that corruption scandal, there is a heated debate over whether the city should reform its "Strong Mayor" system of governance that gives more power to Baltimore's City executive than any other major city, offers few checks on their power and many argue, enabled the 2019 scandal. | One leading mayoral candidate, Cit…

Pam Martens, Russ Martens (2020-05-29). A Growing Wave of Bankruptcies Threatens U.S. Recovery. counterpunch.org The bankruptcy epidemic in the U.S. started last year, long before any COVID-19 pandemic had touched down. U.S. retailers ranked among the greatest casualties of 2019 with a total of 17 bankruptcies. Big names among the retail bankruptcies in 2019 included Gymboree on January 16; Charlotte Russe on February 3; Things Remembered on February 6;

Charles Pierson (2020-05-29). Who are the "Wrong Hands" in Yemen? counterpunch.org Politics makes strange bedfellows. Some of them want to kill us. Take Abu Abbas (as Henny Youngman used to say: "Please."). Abu Abbas (a nom de guerre for one Adil Abduh Fari al-Dabhani) is the founder and leader of the Abu Abbas brigade, a militia fighting on the government side in Yemen. Abbas and his

Andrew Levine (2020-05-29). Trump Is Unbeatable in the Race to the Bottom and So Is the GOP. counterpunch.org In the race to the bottom, Donald Trump is unbeatable. Therefore, so now too is the Republican Party; being under his thumb, it is with him, every step of the way. This is why Joe Biden will have a hard time losing in November, no matter how good he and other corporate Democrats are at

T.J. Coles (2020-05-29). What's NATO Up to These Days? Provoking Russia, Draining Healthcare Budgets and Protecting Its Own from COVID. counterpunch.org In November 2019, as experts warned that a novel coronavirus was likely to develop in the near-future, NATO boasted that its European Allies, including the UK, as well as Canada, were boosting their military budgets by an average of 4.6 percent, or an additional $130bn since 2016. The implication is that this increase in military spending is at the expense of healthcare, which is being privatized worldwide.

David Ruccio (2020-05-29). Corporate university—pandemic edition. mronline.org Will colleges and universities reopen in the fall? That's the question on the minds of many these day—administrators, faculty, staff, students, and their families, not to mention the communities in which they live.

Ron Jacobs (2020-05-29). The Odyssey of Elias Demetracopoulos. counterpunch.org In twenty-first-century mainstream media, a real journalist is difficult to find. Instead, one finds multiple purveyors of corporate and government propaganda, entertainers who sensationalize the most meaningless tidbits about the lives of public figures, faux investigations of misdoings that focus on the symptoms and not the causes, and outright liars. Elected and non-elected officials use

Miko Peled (2020-05-29). "Deadly Exchange": America's Racist Policing Has Roots in Israel. mintpressnews.com During training sessions in Israel, American police delegations meet with Israeli military, police, and intelligence agencies and taught what Israel calls counterterrorism, but is in fact no more than "refining methods of racial profiling."

Prabir Purkayastha (2020-05-29). U.S. declares a vaccine war on the World. mronline.org Donald Trump launched a new vaccine war in May, but not against the virus. It was against the world.

Benjamin Dangl (2020-05-29). Bibles at the Barricades: How the Right Seized Power in Bolivia. counterpunch.org Returning to La Paz, Bolivia after last November's coup was like returning to the scene of a crime. Since Bolivian President Evo Morales was removed from power, right-wing interim President Jeanine àÅñez has led the country with an iron fist. State repression immediately following the coup left dozens dead and the government has been throwing

Mike Bader (2020-05-29). The Only Way to Save Grizzlies: Connect Their Habitats. counterpunch.org Linkages, biological corridors, demographic connectivity or intervening areas. These are the lands outside and between the Grizzly Bear Recovery Areas in the Northern Rockies. Over the past 20 years grizzly bears have begun to recolonize this historic habitat, increasing the possibilities of linking genetically isolated populations and reestablishing a breeding population in the vast Bitterroot

David Schultz (2020-05-29). Trump isn't the Pope and This Ain't the Middle Ages. counterpunch.org President Trump orders governors to open up the churches. Churches defy governors and seek to open. Someone needs to remind both the president and religious institutions that the Middle Ages are over and Modernity won. President Trump and many religious institutions are pushing arguments reminiscent of those found in the Medieval Christian Europe where secular

Paul Buhle (2020-05-29). Why Does W.E.B. Du Bois Matter Today? counterpunch.org In their new book, W.E.B. Du Bois: A Life in American History,Charisse Burden-Stelly and Gerald Horne pose the question that every scholar of African American history, a central part of all US history, must sooner or later approach. W.E.B. Du Bois is without question one of the largest, perhaps the very largest, figure in African-American history.

Staff (2020-05-29). New Details Of Deadly No-Knock Warrant Shows Just How Reckless Police Can Be. therealnews.com PAR uncovers new information on the dangers of serving no-knock warrants and analyzes the raid that killed 26-year-old EMT Breonna Taylor. Cop watcher Kenneth Dunham alleges continued intimidation from local Oregon police.

Pratyush Chandra (2020-05-29). Bethune's socialized medicine and the public health crisis today. mronline.org We are at war! The heads of states throughout the globe are posing as chieftains in this quixotic war against an enemy who no one understands.

Staff (2020-05-29). New Details Of Deadly No-Knock Warrant Show Just How Reckless Police Can Be. therealnews.com PAR uncovers new information on the dangers of serving no-knock warrants and analyzes the raid that killed 26-year-old EMT Breonna Taylor. Cop watcher Kenneth Dunham alleges continued intimidation from local Oregon police.

_____ (2020-05-29). Showing two fingers to 'the science'? BoJo gives green light to lockdown lifting despite NO CHANGE in coronavirus threat level. rt.com The UK government has been accused of reneging on its promise to always be led "by the science," after its signaled lockdown measures will be relaxed — even though coronavirus threat levels will not be lowered. | During Downing Street's daily briefing to the media on Friday, it was confirmed that the easing of lockdown and social distancing measures will still go ahead as planned from Monday, even though the threat coronavirus poses to the country has not changed. | PM Boris Johnson had told MPs on Wednesday that he was optimistic the Covid-19 alert system could be lowered from level 4 to level 3, but th…

Jonathan Cook (2020-05-29). Emily Maitlis is No Media Hero: She Simply Forgot What She and the BBC Are There To Do. dissidentvoice.org The wrong conclusions are being drawn about Emily Maitlis's comments on Dominic Cummings on the BBC flagship Newsnight show this week. Her remarks are not evidence of her courage, or that journalists are being gagged, or that the BBC is suddenly capitulating to the government. | The problem is caused by our desire to focus on whether Maitlis was right or wrong about Cummings, Boris Johnson's chief adviser, breaking the lockdown rules. But it is actually a distraction to fixate on the issue of whether Maitlis should or should not have been allowed to express the widely shared view — supported by a police…

Staff (2020-05-29). As Pandemic Epicenter Shifts to Latin America, Gov'ts Use COVID-19 as Pretext for Police Repression. democracynow.org As the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic shifts to Latin America, so too has the use of COVID-19 as a pretext for police repression. "We're seeing that COVID-19, like other pandemics before it, magnifies structural discrimination. And sadly, it's often the most marginalized that are the first targets," says Louise Tillotson, co-author of a new Amnesty International report on the abuse. We also go to San Salvador to speak with journalist Jorge Cuéllar.

Mat Ward (2020-05-29). 10 radical new albums to banish your coronavirus blues. greenleft.org.au

_____ (2020-05-29). 'Sanctions can't solve problems': EU rules out punishing China over Hong Kong. rt.com While the US has vowed "powerful action" against Beijing over its handling of the unrest in Hong Kong, the EU has made it clear that sanctions are not the way to resolve tensions over the national security legislation. | "I don't think that sanctions are the way to solve problems in China," EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said during a press briefing on Friday. All members of the bloc bar one have brushed aside the prospect of sanctions being imposed on Beijing, he said. | Likewise, Brussels won't put its dealings with Beijing on hold, and the 2020 EU-China summit — which has been postponed due to t…

RT (2020-05-29). Thanks, but no thanks? Trump rebuffed after offering to mediate India-China border standoff. rt.com Both New Delhi and Beijing have signaled a lack of interest in Donald Trump involving himself in their affairs, after the US president suggested he could help resolve a territorial dispute between the two nations. | China and India have been engaged in a tense border dispute, with reports earlier this month of military build-up and clashes. Trump said earlier this week that he was "ready, willing and able to mediate" between the two countries — but it appears neither Beijing nor New Delhi are particularly enticed by his offer. | "China and India are capable of properly resolving the issues through dialogu…

RT (2020-05-29). EU foreign ministers agree on tougher China policy but are ready for 'honest dialogue'. rt.com Foreign ministers from EU states agreed to toughen their strategy on China on Friday amid concerns about China's new security law for Hong Kong, Reuters said. The ministers had a meeting via video link for the first discussion before two EU-China summits this year. One is expected at the end of June and another in September. | "We need, and are ready, to have an open and honest dialogue with China," EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told reporters after the meeting. "There's a lack of progress on negotiations (on market access for European companies in China)," Borrell said. | The bloc will prepare a new E…

_____ (2020-05-29). Monkeys attack lab technician, STEAL Covid-19 blood samples in India. rt.com A gang of monkeys assaulted an employee of a medical college in northern India and snatched blood samples of coronavirus-positive patients from him, causing panic among locals. | The brazen attack took place in broad daylight on the campus of the state-run medical college in the town of Meerut in the state of Uttar Pradesh earlier this week. | The laboratory technician was transporting the tests from four patients undergoing treatment for Covid-19. All of a sudden, "monkeys grabbed and fled with the blood samples," Dr. S. K. Garg, a top official at the college, told Reuters. | The authorities said it wasn't cl…

RT (2020-05-29). Denmark will conduct random checks for Covid-19 at borders and holiday sites, PM says. rt.com Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has said random checks for the Covid-19 virus will be carried out at the country's borders and holiday destinations as it prepares to reopen to visitors from some European countries. | Frederiksen said Friday that Denmark will open its borders to tourists from Norway, Germany and Iceland on June 15. She said tourists who wish to visit must book in advance a hotel outside of Copenhagen for at least six nights. | "Like everyone else, we are opening Denmark again. We are doing it in a controlled and gradual manner," Frederiksen said. | The country is planning to reopen its…

RT (2020-05-29). Staff with no masks, bosses likening Covid-19 to flu: US family tell RT of legal vendetta over their father's death at care home. rt.com An elderly Californian died a lonely death after sharing a room with a Covid-19 patient at a care home where staff weren't allowed to wear masks as bosses feared the facility could be shut down, his daughter and lawyer told RT.

_____ (2020-05-29). Saudi Arabia, UN to host virtual Yemen donors conference next week. rt.com Saudi Arabia confirmed on Friday it will host a virtual donors conference next week for Yemen, together with the United Nations. Yemen's government was ousted from the capital Sanaa by the Houthi movement in 2014, before a Saudi-led military coalition intervened in 2015 to try to restore President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. | A directive from King Salman confirmed Tuesday's donor conference in Riyadh, where the UN aspires to raise $2.4 billion for the world's biggest aid operation, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency. | Millions need aid in Yemen, and the nation risks being overwhelmed by the coronaviru…

_____ (2020-05-29). Ankara may begin oil exploration in E. Mediterranean under Libya deal in 3-4 months — minister. rt.com Turkey may begin oil exploration in the eastern Mediterranean within three or four months under a deal it signed with Libya, Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said on Friday. The agreement has been condemned by others in the region. | Libya's internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) signed the maritime delimitation deal last year with Ankara. Turkey says it creates an exclusive economic zone from its southern coast to Libya's northeast coast, and protects rights to resources. | Greece, Cyprus and others oppose the accord and call it illegal, an accusation Ankara has rejected. The EU also oppos…

_____ (2020-05-29). Austria says shoppers won't need to wear face masks from June 15 as lockdown rules are relaxed. rt.com Austria's shoppers will no longer be required to wear face masks, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Friday, as he outlined the next phase of loosening coronavirus restrictions. "Face masks will no longer be compulsory in shops or in school," Kurz told reporters. The changes will take effect on June 15. | Masks will still be compulsory on public transport, in health facilities including pharmacies, and at service providers where social distancing cannot be ensured, such as hairdressers. | A limit allowing bars and restaurants to seat no more than four adults at a table will be lifted, and a mandatory closing ti…

_____ (2020-05-29). 3 years of 'isolation': Qatar denies rumors it plans to exit Gulf bloc. rt.com Qatar has denied that it plans to quit the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), as Doha prepares to mark three years of isolation led by the regional bloc's heavyweight Saudi Arabia. The gas-rich state cautioned, however, that the effort to isolate Doha economically and politically meant people in the region were "doubting" the GCC. | Rumors of Qatar's imminent departure from the GCC, founded in 1981 and headquartered in Riyadh, have been swirling in Gulf capitals in recent weeks. Qatar's Assistant Foreign Minister Lolwah Al-Khater told AFP that "reports claiming that Qatar is considering leaving the GCC are wholly…

RT (2020-05-29). Trump, Macron agree G7 meeting should be held in person, White House says. rt.com US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed that the G7 meeting should be held in person, and in the near future, the White House has said. The two leaders discussed the issue in a phone call on Thursday. | In March, Trump canceled the Group of Seven leaders meeting scheduled for June 10 in the United States. The move came as the coronavirus outbreak was spreading around the world and international travel was curtailed. | Last week, Trump said he may seek to revive the idea of a face-to-face meeting, because he said it would send a message that the world is getting back to normal. He…

_____ (2020-05-29). Toxic vapor leak discovered at Russia's space booster in French Guiana. rt.com A toxic vapor leak was detected coming from the Russian Fregat upper-stage rocket which is stored at the space center in French Guiana. It was supposed to deliver satellites, but the operation was halted over the coronavirus. | The oxidizer vapor detection system at the booster's storage facility began giving sporadic alarm signals a week ago, the press-service of Russia's space agency Roscosmos said. | A group of experts from the makers of the rocket at NPO Lavochkin and other Russian space industry firms are getting ready to make the journey to French Guiana, which borders Brazil and Suriname. They're expect…

_____ (2020-05-29). WATCH Russian jets chase US nuclear bombers away from country's borders. rt.com Russian jets were scrambled to intercept US B-1B Lancer strategic bombers, which approached the country's airspace over the Black and Baltic Seas, with the high-altitude action captured on video. | The American nuclear-capable warplanes heading in the direction of Russian airspace were first tracked by radar, before the Sukhoi Su-27P and Su-30SM were sent to greet them in the skies above neutral Black Sea waters. | The jets approached the US bombers at a "safe distance," with the move resulting in the B-1Bs reversing their course, the Defense Ministry said as it released the footage. | The Russian planes th…

_____ (2020-05-29). WATCH Russian jets chase US strategic bombers away from country's borders. rt.com Russian jets were scrambled to intercept US B-1B Lancer strategic bombers, which approached the country's airspace over the Black and Baltic Seas, with the high-altitude action captured on video. | The American nuclear-capable warplanes heading in the direction of Russian airspace were first tracked by radar, before the Sukhoi Su-27P and Su-30SM were sent to greet them in the skies above neutral Black Sea waters. | The jets approached the US bombers at a "safe distance," with the move resulting in the B-1Bs reversing their course, the Defense Ministry said as it released the footage. | The Russian planes th…

_____ (2020-05-29). Russian military, diplomats to negotiate agreement with Syria on more facilities & maritime access. rt.com President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia's defense and foreign ministries on Friday to hold talks with Damascus, with a view to Moscow obtaining additional facilities and maritime access in Syria. | A protocol could be signed to the agreement with Syria on deploying Russia's air task force, which stipulates the transfer of additional facilities and water area to the force, according to the president's instruction posted on the government's legal information web portal. | The ministries were instructed to hold negotiations with the Syrian side and, upon reaching an agreement, sign the protocol on Russia's behalf…

RT (2020-05-29). Hero Moscow taxi driver saves woman from capture & torture after she orders a ride. rt.com A Russian taxi driver is being hailed as a hero for helping to save a woman from captivity. While en route to pick her up, the hostage relayed her story to the driver through a taxi app, he subsequently called the cops.

_____ (2020-05-29). Twitter blocks WHITE HOUSE tweet for 'glorifying violence' after it reposts Trump warning from official government account. rt.com Twitter has hidden a warning from US President Donald Trump to the Minnesota governor behind a censorship notice, as well as the tweet from the official White House account reposting the president's message. | The social media platform warned that the president's message to Democratic governor Tim Walz about sending in the National Guard "violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence." | | © Twitter | The tweet, posted from the @WhiteHouse account, repeated the content of an earlier tweet Trump had posted from his personal account (which was also covered by the censorship message about "glorifyin…

_____ (2020-05-29). 'White liberal Hillary supporters bigger threat than the KKK': CNN's Van Jones channels Malcolm X with warning. rt.com CNN commentator Van Jones has invoked the wrath of a thousand Karens, warning black people that they have more to fear from "white liberal Hillary Clinton supporters" who pretend to be allies than they do from the KKK. | Declaring that the black community is "fragile" and "tired" after years of lies about "progress" always being around the next corner even as innocent black men are killed in broad daylight, Jones took aim at who he believed was responsible. "It's not the racist white person who's in the Ku Klux Klan that we have to worry about," he said on CNN on Friday. "It's the white liberal Hillary Clinton…

Stephen Sefton (2020-05-29). The US Violent Failed Coup against Nicaragua. The Falsity of Western Media. globalresearch.ca On May 28th 2018, the organizers of that year's violent failed coup attempt executed a carefully planned, well coordinated attack to destroy the pro-government Sandinista radio station Nueva Radio Ya. During the attack,

Alan Macleod (2020-05-29). As Establishment Condemns China for Hong Kong Repression, Trump Tweets About "Shooting Looters" mintpressnews.com Democrats and Republicans are united in condemning Beijing for its overreach, but perhaps its time to look closer to home to find examples of state repression.

Global Research News (2020-05-29). Video: How to Start a Riot? Police Provocateurs Dressed up as "Activists" at Peaceful Anti-Globalization Rally. globalresearch.ca Peaceful protesters stop police provocateurs from starting a riot at the Stop the SPP protests in Montebello Quebec in 2007. | "About 1,200 protesters were in the small resort town near Ottawa as Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with U.S. …

_____ (2020-05-29). Rent Strike: Can't Pay, Won't Pay. popularresistance.org The Covid-19 crisis has triggered an international rent strike. Housing activists hope to build strong networks of solidarity as a financial crisis and mass evictions loom. Across the world, significant amounts of people have stopped paying rent, and in some places mortgage payments, in the wake of Covid-19. Many simply don't have the money and now face homelessness. Rent strikes are taking place in the US, Spain, Canada, France, Britain, South Africa, and elsewhere as activists call for a stop to rent payments and evictions and for everyone to have shelter and space to get through the pandemic. Most of us would…

Fed Up Facebook User (2020-05-29). Fed-up Facebook Users Urge Shareholders To "Wake The Zuck Up" : Protesters Projected Messa. indybay.org Don't Let Facebook ZUCK Up our Democracy, a coalition of media advocacy organizations, human rights groups, pro-democracy activists, and fed-up Facebook users projected messages to Facebook shareholders on the evening before the annual Facebook shareholders meeting. The messages were projected onto Facebook's San Francisco offices at 181 Fremont Street.

WSWS (2020-05-29). Germany: Defend climate activist group "Ende Gelà§nde" against the secret service. wsws.org An official secret service report classifies the climate change movement "Ende Gelà§nde" ("End of the Road"), which has organized several mass protests against opencast lignite mining, as "left-wing extremist."

yenisafak (2020-05-29). US: Ohio 'Can't breathe' protests turn violent. yenisafak.com Hundreds of protestors stormed the State House in the capital Columbus amid clashes with police.Videos circulating on social media showed protestors smashing the building's windows.Local TV station WCMH reported that the officers responded with tear gas.Shortly before the demonstrations turned violent, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said that he understands the protestors' anger but urged them to remain peaceful."I understand why some residents are angry and taking to the streets. I have said many times that racism exists across the country, state, and right here in Columbus. We are committed to addressing racism…

Palo Alto Protest (2020-05-29). Ceremony Marks 100,000 US Deaths from COVID-19. indybay.org Neighbors joined in, everyone observing safe distancing for a brief ceremony in Palo Alto on May 26. Less than 24 hours later, the count was official…100,000 in the US have died of COVID-19.

Robert Norse (2020-05-29). An Updated Letter to SCPD Police Chief Mills in the Wake of the George Floyd Murder. indybay.org In anticipation of possible protests in Santa Cruz regarding police violence and racial injustice, I've written Chief Andy Mills a follow-up letter regarding concerns I expressed 2 1/2 years ago. I begin with an earlier letter I sent him, and his responses to that letter. Attempts to get more detailed information were unsuccessful.

WSWS (2020-05-29). Trump intrudes in China-India border standoff. wsws.org US President Donald Trump intruded into the tense border standoff between China and India Wednesday with a spurious offer to mediate and even "arbitrate" "their now raging border dispute."

Leonid Savin (2020-05-29). The Volleys of an Information War Against China. globalresearch.ca A strategic information campaign against a particular state usually involves a number of elements and layers. While officials and diplomats gradually increase the aggressiveness of their rhetoric, "independent" media outlets publish a range of articles from life stories to special …

Lily Kuo in Beijing and agencies (2020-05-29). China threatens 'countermeasures' against UK over Hong Kong crisis. theguardian.com Beijing describes US efforts to raise controversial security law with UN as 'pointless', Beijing has responded with defiance to international criticism of its Hong Kong national security law, threatening countermeasures against the UK and the US and describing Washington's efforts to raise the issue at the UN security council as "pointless".One day after Beijing's

MBNJSD (2020-05-29). Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump's War on Iran? dissidentvoice.org On May 6th, President Trump vetoed a war powers bill specifying that he must ask Congress for authorization to use military force against Iran. Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign of deadly sanctions and threats of war against Iran has seen no let-up, even as the U.S., Iran and the whole world desperately need to set aside …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-29). 30 migrants in Libya killed after death of human trafficker. peoplesdispatch.org The chaos created by the NATO-led invasion of Libya in 2011 has made the country a breeding ground for human trafficking to Europe, leading to hundreds of deaths each year…

J.P. Linstroth (2020-05-29). Arundhati Roy on Indian Migrant-Worker Oppression and India's Fateful COVID Crisis. counterpunch.org In India there is never one story but thousands, even millions, and so the detrimental impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on this country of more than 1.3 billion, especially among the poor, has been profound, causing immense suffering. Nor did it help matters much when Prime Minister Narendra Modi shut India into immediate lockdown without warning

James Goodman (2020-05-29). Immigrants in Limbo Speak Out. progressive.org DACA and Temporary Protected Status holders seek road to citizenship.

A Guest Author (2020-05-29). Pandemic and Trump's anti-migrant agenda. workers.org By B.L.S. The following is a slightly edited talk given during the Workers World Party webinar "What Road to Socialism?"on May 16. I'm humbled and thankful to have this opportunity to share some of my firsthand experiences with y'all. As a legal assistant, I work closely with asylum seekers who . . . |

WSWS (2020-05-29). UK: Johnson government forced to retreat over attacks on migrant NHS workers. wsws.org The government had insisted that only doctors, nurses, and paramedics would be made exempt from the NHS surcharge and that only their families qualified for indefinite leave to remain (permanent residence) in the event of their death.

Dr. John Lott (2020-05-29). Video: Dr. John Lott: More Money to Hospitals for COVID-19 Deaths. globalresearch.ca Dr. John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center has said the recorded coronavirus death toll may be a dramatically overstated. | One America's John Hines sat down with him to learn more. | You have looked at the Numbers. | There is …

WSWS (2020-05-29). With support from the teacher unions, Trump demands the unsafe reopening of schools "ASAP" wsws.org As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in 24 states, Trump is recklessly demanding the immediate reopening of schools, while the American Federation of Teachers has pledged its full support.

Antonio Voce, Seán Clarke, Caelainn Barr, Niamh McIntyre and Pamela Duncan (2020-05-29). Coronavirus excess deaths: UK has one of highest levels in Europe. theguardian.com Data since start of Covid-19 crisis shows almost 60,000 additional deaths, a fifth higher than usual

Patrick Butler Social policy editor (2020-05-29). Glasgow woman, 94, rescued after not eating for five days in lockdown. theguardian.com Salvation Army tells of case as it reports 'poverty tipping point' in area hit hard by Covid-19

WSWS (2020-05-29). California Governor Gavin Newsom ramps up reopening despite serious public health threats. wsws.org The Democratic governor is accelerating the re-opening of the state, allowing resumption of business for shopping malls, dine-in restaurants, and large gatherings, despite the enormous dangers of COVID-19.

Alison Flood (2020-05-29). 'Gross incompentence at highest levels': ex-Obama adviser blasts Trump's Covid response. theguardian.com Samantha Power also tells online Hay festival that former US administration underestimated how 'ripped off' Americans felt, and discounts possibility of Michelle Obama as vice-presidentThe US has shown "gross incompetence … at the highest levels" in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Samantha Power, who served as US ambassador to the United Nations under Barack Obama.Speaking to

David Penner (2020-05-29). We are Being Held Hostage to Unfettered Capitalism: not to Trump, Racism, the Chinese or COVID-19. dissidentvoice.org As the US continues to be ravaged by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the country remains in lockdown, a morbid irony of which is that we appear to have traded COVID-19 deaths for suicides. The catastrophe has laid bare the cruelties of neoliberalism, yet this has not stopped the media from unleashing a barrage of misinformation, blaming …

Roger Harris (2020-05-29). Blaming the COVID-19 Pandemic on Too Many Humans: a Critique of Overpopulation Ideology. counterpunch.org A world gripped by a deadly virus has precipitated a deluge of punditry claiming to have found the primal cause of the pandemic. In a recent article Anthony Judge, for example, claims to have tapped into "the collective subconscious" to blame what he calls overpopulation. How well does this claim hold up? Mr. Judge is concerned

Mark Taliano (2020-05-29). Fabricated Shocks and Open Windows. globalresearch.ca Fabricated shocks open the window to Emergency laws and emergency guidelines that would otherwise require more transparency. | The shock surrounding Covid-19 — a virus with Low Infection Fatality rates — precipitated changes to procedures and guidelines concerning the diagnosis of …

Agence France-Presse (2020-05-29). Monkeys steal Covid-19 test samples from health worker in India. theguardian.com Blood samples later recovered undamaged after fears incident could have helped spread virus

Helena Smith in Athens (2020-05-29). Cyprus offers to cover cost of holidays affected by coronavirus. theguardian.com Free healthcare for Covid-19 patients and hotel expenses for dependents will give island unbeatable edge, it says

WSWS (2020-05-29). Ontario takes over running of nursing homes where military documented systematic negligence. wsws.org Decades of austerity, privatizations and the gutting of workers' wages and conditions have resulted in a massive loss of life from COVID-19 in Canada's long-term care facilities.

WSWS (2020-05-29). City University of New York to lay off thousands of adjunct faculty amid financial crisis. wsws.org The City University of New York system is beginning to implement sweeping budget cuts triggered by New York state's estimated $13.3 billion loss in tax revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mark Rice-Oxley (2020-05-29). The best of a bad situation: this week's Covid-19 silver linings. theguardian.com Not all the news is grim. The Upside report uncovers the latest bright sides and uplifting storiesThere's a mean old phrase out there about the relative skills of the teaching profession: "Those who can, do; those who can't, teach."It needs updating for the coronavirus era. More than two months after our educators were ordered into confinement and told to instruct their charges using little more than unfamiliar software and bags of enthusiasm, we need a new epigram.

Dr. Malcolm Kendrick (2020-05-29). I've Signed Death Certificates During COVID-19. Here's Why You Can't Trust Any of the Statistics on the Number of Victims. globalresearch.ca As an NHS doctor, I've seen people die and be listed as a victim of coronavirus without ever being tested for it. But unless we have accurate data, we won't know which has killed more: the disease or the lockdown?…

WSWS (2020-05-29). Rise in deaths attributed to pneumonia suggests official US coronavirus death toll is grossly undercounted. wsws.org The actual number of COVID-19 dead in the United States is likely to be at least 150,000, 50 percent more than what has been officially reported.

WSWS (2020-05-29). New York governor exempts nursing home operators from criminal liability after taking millions from the industry. wsws.org Governor Andrew Cuomo took millions in donations from hospital and nursing home executives and then protected them from responsibility for deadly criminal actions regarding COVID-19.

_____ (2020-05-29). UN News — reports of the pandemic from around the world. truepublica.org.uk Mozambique school children face 'catastrophic' fall-out from COVID-19 School children in Mozambique are facing what a senior United Nations and World Bank official in the southern African country are calling "catastrophic outcomes" from the COVID-19 pandemic. By the UN Resident Coordinator in Mozambique, Myrta Kaulard, and Mark Lundell, World Bank Country Director. READ MORE >>> Yemen aid …

John Feffer (2020-05-29). Is It Time to Boycott the United States? zcomm.org The G7 kicked Russia out over its invasion of Crimea. Does the U.S. assault on international laws, treaties, and democracy itself warrant the same treatment?>

Zoe PC (2020-05-29). In Colombia, the pandemic is widening inequality in access to education. peoplesdispatch.org Popular educator, professor and militant Harold García discusses how the pandemic has put stress on the public education system of Colombia and made access to education even less equal…

KCIBAKIMKWIPRCID (2020-05-29). 'We are losers in this crisis': research finds lockdowns reinforcing gender inequality. theguardian.com Campaign groups warn women across Europe risk being pushed back into traditional roles

Nicolas Winding Refn (2020-05-29). Nicolas Winding Refn: 'If Pence became president, this is what America might look like'. theguardian.com Booze-fuelled noir, monsters in girls' schools and Christian propaganda are all on the Drive director's lockdown viewing roster

news.un (2020-05-29). Nine in 10 smokers start before they are 18 years old, warns WHO. news.un.org Tobacco products continue to kill eight million people a year who get hooked via a $9 billion a year marketing strategy. That's the warning from the UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday, which has said that even during a global pandemic, the tobacco and nicotine industry has continued to promote products that limit people's ability to fight new coronavirus and recover from the disease.

Devi Sridhar and Yasmin Rafiei (2020-05-29). The problem with 'shielding' people from coronavirus? It's almost impossible | Devi Sridhar and Yasmin Rafiei. theguardian.com Testing and tracing is the answer to protecting our most vulnerable — not trying in vain to 'cocoon' them away, ,

Nomi Prins (2020-05-29). The Great Depression, Coronavirus Style. zcomm.org Crashes, Then and Now…

Adam Gabbatt, Tom Silverstone, Katie Lamborn and Charlie Phillips (2020-05-29). Why US anti-vaxxers will refuse a coronavirus vaccine — video. theguardian.com In a recent survey, 24% of Americans said they will refuse a coronavirus vaccine. Adam Gabbatt investigates the anti-vaxxer movement in the United States — and how the pandemic is helping to fuel its resurgence

David Rosen (2020-05-29). Coronavirus and the Telecom Crisis. counterpunch.org The current Corvis-19 pandemic provides a unique vantage point to assess key social institutions of American life. Sadly, none has failed so gravely as the nation's health care system, especially as underwritten by the private insurance model. The crisis of the U.S. healthcare system raises the deeper, more fundamental, question as to whether health care

Hamilton Nolan (2020-05-29). 'Here's a bedsheet, make a parachute!' Republicans say, pushing us out of a plane | Hamilton Nolan. theguardian.com The heart of the Republican governing philosophy causes ludicrously insufficient responses to an existential crisisThe Republican fetish for "work" has always been a sham. The prime beneficiaries of Republican policies are, after all, the investor class, who by definition make their money while not working. As our current economic crisis worsens, Republicans cling to ideas that become increasingly separated from reality, like fundamentalists rejecting modern medicine even as their family member is dying. All of you, go back to work, or die trying! Most of the world has asked people to stop going to work — t…

Uki Goñi in Buenos Aires (2020-05-29). As the pandemic cancels flights, Uruguay turns its airport into a drive-in. theguardian.com Entertainment-starved Uruguayans can enjoy a socially distanced movie from their own vehicle with snacks just a WhatsApp awayWith commercial flights cancelled around much of the world because of the coronavirus pandemic, one country has adapted its main airport to a new use: as a drive-in cinema.Instead of planes flying in and out of Uruguay's Carrasco international airport, cars are now arriving nightly for Uruguayans to enjoy a socially distanced movie in the safety of their own vehicle.

_____ (2020-05-29). Test and Trace — Two-thirds refuse to cooperate. truepublica.org.uk By TruePublica: A team of up to 25,000 contact tracers have made their first phone calls within hours — to track down people who will be told to self-isolate under the new test and trace scheme in England. It has already failed. Tracers will text, email or call people who test positive with coronavirus and …

Alexandra Topping (2020-05-29). Coronavirus latest: at a glance. theguardian.com A summary of the biggest developments in the global coronavirus outbreak

Anonymous (2020-05-29). I'm an NHS consultant. We're exhausted — and a second surge is on its way. theguardian.com We have learned a lot about coronavirus, but UK hospitals face huge challenges ahead

Vivian Ho in San Francisco (2020-05-29). San Francisco's homeless deaths have tripled. Advocates blame shelter in place. theguardian.com Coronavirus restrictions forced unhoused individuals out of shelters and closed facilities that provided vital servicesSan Francisco has seen a surge in deaths among homeless people this spring, fatalities that officials are not directly attributing to coronavirus but which advocates say is a result of the shelter-in-place order that forced people on to the streets.From 30 March to 24 May, 48 people experiencing homelessness died in San Francisco, more than three times the 14 deaths recorded during this same period last year. Though some of those 48 tested positive "near their time of death", their causes of deat…

WSWS (2020-05-29). Attorney Lee Merritt speaks on conspiracy to cover-up Ahmaud Arbery's murder. wsws.org Merritt spoke to the WSWS Wednesday about developments in the Arbery case and what has been exposed about the efforts of the police and prosecutors to whitewash the killing.

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-05-29). You Sided With The Abuser Like A Fucking Cliché. thealtworld.com You told your son he shouldn't displease his mother when he showed you the bite marks and bruises. | You chugged Nyquil while your husband raped your daughters and pretended to faint whenever they tried to tell you. | You invited the priest for dinner every Thursday and called your son an evil liar when he said what happens during prayer time. | You shrieked "rioting" and "looting" when people expressed their anger about cops murdering them with impunity. | You shrieked "terrorism" and "antisemitism" when Palestinians rose up against genocide and apartheid. | You called child rape in the Church a conspiracy theor…

WSWS (2020-05-29). Local television stations broadcast fake news stories scripted by Amazon. wsws.org Reporters at nearly a dozen local news stations in the US dutifully read from scripts prepared by Amazon while broadcasting public relations videos prepared and edited by the company.

WSWS (2020-05-29). American ruling class exploits the pandemic to escalate assault on jobs and wages. wsws.org Major US corporations that have received billions in government bailout money are slashing thousands of jobs while protecting their corporate executives and biggest shareholders.

David Sirota (2020-05-29). Democrats fueling corporate counter-revolution against progressives. zcomm.org Democrats in Washington are not just passively failing to mount an opposition to Trump. They are actively helping Republicans…

Samuel Gilbert (2020-05-29). US south-west in grip of historic 'megadrought', research finds. theguardian.com Intensified by climate change, the current 20-year arid period is one of the worst on record, with wide-ranging effectsWhen Ken Pimlott began fighting US wildfires at the age of 17, they seemed to him to be a brutal but manageable natural phenomenon. Related:

Louis Proyect (2020-05-29). Does Neo-Feudalism Define Our Current Epoch? counterpunch.org When I learned that we were entering a new period called neo-feudalism, my first reaction was to wonder if that was any worse than what we have now. After all, the serf might have suffered from a lack of freedom but at least had lots of time off as Michael Perelman pointed out in "The

Nyla Ali Khan (2020-05-29). The Sociopolitical and Historical Context That Shaped Kashmiri Women Like My Grandmother in the 1940s. counterpunch.org In what ways are women present in political contexts? Kashmiri women, from different walks of life, have managed against all odds to express their agency during the plethora of political, social, and military transformations in the past nine decades. During the growing sense of nationhood in the 1930s, and during the political awakening in the 1940s

N.D. Jayaprakash (2020-05-29). No Lessons Learned From Bhopal: the Toxic Chemical Leak at LG Polymers India. counterpunch.org The port city of Vizag or Vishakhapatnam, situated on the south-east coast of India in the State of Andhra Pradesh, is home to several hazardous industries. In the early morning on 07 May 2020, five million people residing in the Vizag Metropolitan Region were rudely woken up by the alarming news of a poisonous chemical

Melvin Goodman (2020-05-29). Goodness Gracious, David Ignatius!! counterpunch.org The Washington Post's senior diplomatic columnist, David Ignatius, has done it again. He has a well-earned reputation as an apologist for the Central Intelligence Agency and a defender of increased defense spending and the newly-created Space Force. Now, Ignatius has added a new plaque to his personal Hall of Fame—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. In an

Germán Gorraiz López (2020-05-29). Towards a "Soft Coup" in Spain? globalresearch.ca The Spanish State establishment would be made up of the financial-business, political, military, Catholic hierarchy, university and mass media sub-elites of the Spanish State, natural heirs to the legacy of General Franco who would have engulfed all decision-making spheres (according …

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-05-29). Bolivia's Parliament Summons "Interim President" Jeanine àÅñez to Clarify Corruption Scandal. globalresearch.ca The coup d'état carried out in Bolivia was the starting point for a major wave of social, political and economic setbacks in the country. Bolivia is the poorest country in South America, with very high poverty rates, however, during the …

Lewis Conway (2020-05-29). Recidivism Will Only Decrease if Successful Reentry is Embraced as an Antidote for Mass Incarceration. aclu.org While there are many policies drafted and bills legislated, really the only components that comprise successful reentry to the community are skills, support, and shelter. Thinking about what I needed when I came home from prison looks much different now than it did 20 odd years ago. Back then, I thought serving my time in prison was my punishment; I didn't know I was facing a life sentence after leaving prison. And for many people reentering society after leaving incarceration, that's what reentry is — a life sentence., , When the corrections officer stopped by my bunk to tell me I was being paroled, my…

Lila York (2020-05-29). The Gates / Fauci Vaccine Developed by Moderna. Video Featuring Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Dr. Andrew Kaufman. globalresearch.ca This is a four-minute video featuring Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Dr. Andrew Kaufman that explains exactly what is in the Gates/Fauci covid19 vaccine currently being developed by Fauci's own vaccine company, Moderna. | Most of the vaccines currently under process …

Derrick Broze (2020-05-29). Your "Immunity Passport" Future Begins to Materialize as Airlines Call for Digital ID Tracking Systems. globalresearch.ca The world's largest airline trade group has called for immunity passports, thermal screening, masks, and physical distancing to be a part of the industry's strategy for returning to "normal" operations. | The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which

Terry Burrows (2020-05-29). The Toronto G20 Riot Fraud: Undercover Police engaged in Purposeful Provocation. globalresearch.ca Identical Boots Exposed Undercover Police Provocateurs…

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2020-05-29). Future Perspectives of Russia-Africa Relations. globalresearch.ca While celebrating the Africa Day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reaffirmed Russia's commitment to offer support and participate in the sustainable development processes in Africa. In a videoconference held May 28 with local and foreign media, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman …

Brian Shilhavy (2020-05-29). "Mass Sterilization": Kenyan Doctors Find Anti-fertility Agent in UN Tetanus Vaccine. globalresearch.ca This article is of relevance to the ongoing debate on vaccines. | It was first published in February 2015 | According to

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2020-05-29). Future Perspectives of Russia-Africa Cooperation. globalresearch.ca While celebrating the Africa Day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reaffirmed Russia's commitment to offer support and participate in the sustainable development processes in Africa. In a videoconference held May 28 with local and foreign media, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman …

Craig Murray (2020-05-29). Political Crisis in UK: Let's "Move on" From Boris. globalresearch.ca Boris has a new slogan, "Move on", which he deployed repeatedly today in his appearance before the House of Commons Liaison Committee. Remembering short slogans is fairly well the extent of his political skills, and he contrived to look pleased …

WSWS (2020-05-29). Amid worsening economic downturn, European Union moves to set up bailout fund. wsws.org The move to establish the new fund comes amid warnings that the effects of the pandemic on the European economy are far more serious than had been initially anticipated.

WSWS (2020-05-29). Letter from an American teacher: "In a pandemic, no one is safe unless we are all safe." wsws.org The WSWS Teacher Newsletter has received this letter from a high school AP Biology teacher in the Bay Area, California for publication.

Fight Back (2020-05-29). 2.1 million new claims for unemployment insurance bring total to 40 million. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On Thursday, May 28, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that there were 2.1 million new claims for state unemployment insurance in the previous week ending May 23. This was down from 2.4 million new claims the week before, showing that the wave of layoffs from the pandemic and efforts to control it is going down. At the same time this is still more than ten times the pre-recession level and brings the total number of new applications to 40 million in the last ten weeks. | The total number of people receiving benefits through both the regular state unemployment and the Federal Pandemic Unemployme…

Richard Adams education editor (2020-05-29). Soas to slash budgets and staff as debt crisis worsens in pandemic. theguardian.com Exclusive: fears of takeover after auditors question whether London-based institution can continue,

WSWS (2020-05-29). Financial press hails Australian government's union-employer offensive against workers. wsws.org The unions have committed to a sweeping pro-business overhaul of workplace conditions and industrial relations on the pretext of the pandemic.

Philip Farruggio (2020-05-29). Ants at a pandemic picnic. nationofchange.org Now, we see cities throughout Amerika with bars and restaurants open, and millions of us mingling face to face, beer to beer, with no masks.

WSWS (2020-05-29). Child poverty and hunger set to spike in Puerto Rico. wsws.org Even before the pandemic, the island was reeling from a decade-long economic recession, chronically low labor force participation rates and a public debt crisis that served as a pretext for years of severe austerity policies.

_____ (2020-05-29). Doctors Demand Hospital Industry Stop Funding Dark Money Lobby Group. popularresistance.org A progressive organization of 23,000 physicians from across the U.S. demanded Thursday that the American Hospital Association (AHA) divest completely from a dark-money lobbying group that has spent millions combating Medicare for All and instead devote those financial resources to the fight against Covid-19 and to better support for patients and healthcare workers. | Dr. Adam Gaffney, president of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), said in a statement that "the Covid-19 pandemic has stretched hospitals' resources to the limit, and the AHA should not waste precious member hospitals' funds lobbying ag…

_____ (2020-05-29). US Military To Fight Drug Trafficking In Colombia Along Venezuela Border. popularresistance.org A US brigade of special anti-drug units will arrive in Colombia in support of an operation announced by Washington in April that actually seeks to deploy military forces in the country's border states with Venezuela. | The US Embassy in Colombia announced in a statement that a Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) will travel to Colombia under the guise of helping it in its fight against drug trafficking. | The mission will begin in early June, extend over several months, and focus its efforts on the Zonas Futuro, as delimited by the Colombian government. | The Zonas Futuro cover 2.4 percent of Colombian terri…

_____ (2020-05-29). Black And Minority-Owned Businesses Are Denied Virus Relief Funds. popularresistance.org Many Black and Latino business owners say they are on the verge of losing their businesses because they are currently out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, that may not be the only reason because according to a new survey, these two minority groups have also been side-lined and are barely benefiting from the Paycheck Protection Program and other government aid efforts. | The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that is intended to provide some form of financial aid to small business owners who are finding it hard to function a…

_____ (2020-05-29). 40 Million Health Workers Endorse Green Recovery. popularresistance.org More than 40 million doctors and nurses are in, and they are prescribing a green recovery from the economic devastation caused by the new coronavirus. | More than 350 health organizations representing some 40 million medical professionals, as well as more than 4,500 individual health workers from 90 countries, signed a letter to the G20 leaders Tuesday urging them to craft what they are promoting as a #HealthyRecovery by taking measures such as reforming fossil fuel subsidies and fighting pollution and deforestation. | "A truly healthy recovery will not allow pollution to continue to cloud the air we breathe and…

_____ (2020-05-29). Scheer Intelligence: The 'Mass Murder Program' Behind America's Rise To Power. popularresistance.org The Cold War—how it was fought and brutally won by the U.S. on global scale—has defined international politics for more than half a century. That is the central argument of journalist Vincent Bevins' new book, "The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World." Through meticulous research and extensive interviews with over a hundred people in more than a dozen countries and several languages, Bevins connects the dots between a U.S.-sponsored terror scheme that killed more than a million civilians in Indonesia in the 1960s, and the slaughter of le…

_____ (2020-05-29). Minnesota National Guard: Stand Down For Black Lives. popularresistance.org We write you as fellow veterans and service members with full knowledge of what's at stake as many of you are being asked to mobilize against civilians in your own country. As your neighbors fill the streets demanding the justice this country promised them, your command is undoubtedly telling you that you're being activated in service to your community. And yet, it is your community members who fill the streets, while your Commander in Chief tweets about using you to murder people over something as insignificant as property damage. A moral choice lies before you. As veterans who have faced similar tests of consci…

_____ (2020-05-29). Health Care Crisis: Future Is Up To Us. popularresistance.org A society that is governed in such a way that it fails to protect its people from the catastrophic harm of the COVID 19 pandemic is a society ripe for revolutionary transformation. The pandemic crisis exposes capitalism's inability to solve the problems it has created for humankind and the earth. The future depends on our class' — the working class most impacted by the crisis — capacity to implement the visionary transformation necessary to literally save our lives and the planet. | From the outset, the U.S. response to the virus illuminated the chasm between the needs of the public's health and safet…

WSWS (2020-05-29). Sri Lankan government responds to rising COVID-19 infections by abandoning expatriate workers. wsws.org The Rajapakse government's ruthless attitude towards the stranded migrant workers is matched by its hostility to ordinary people inside Sri Lankan.

sputniknews (2020-05-29). Russia Wants to Unlock 4.5 Billion Year Old Secret by Gathering Soil Samples From Across the Moon. sputniknews.com Russia is one of several space powers with plans to return to the Moon in the coming years, and has expressed a willingness to cooperate with NASA in this area. However, Roscosmos has also warned that the Trump administration's recent 'Artemis Accords' plans to divvy up the Moon are comparable to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Polly Toynbee (2020-05-29). For test and trace to work, the public needs to trust this government. But how can we? | Polly Toynbee. theguardian.com Boris Johnson has consistently sneered at health and safety, so when he wants to end the lockdown early we should be worried The unlocking begins, as some

yenisafak (2020-05-29). S.Korea's school opening faces new COVID-19 challenge. yenisafak.com South Korea is witnessing tremendous pressure on its move to open schools after the country witnessed a new spike in deadly coronavirus cases.The government said on Friday quarantine and physical distancing measures will be strictly enforced in schools while it is also mulling limiting the number of students physically attending the classes in capital Seoul, local Yonhap news agency reported.South Korea has allowed the phase-wise opening of schools which remained closed since March this year due to the pandemic. Nearly 3 million students resumed classes early this week.Vice Education Minister Park Baeg-beom annou…

yenisafak (2020-05-29). Turkey resumes mass prayers after pandemic lockdown. yenisafak.com Turkey on Friday partially resumed mass prayers in mosques, including Friday prayers, as the country began easing measures against the novel coronavirus pandemic.After a 74-day-halt due to measures to stem the spread of COVID-19, Friday prayers

yenisafak (2020-05-29). French automaker Renault cuts jobs, costs. yenisafak.com France's biggest automobile manufacturer Groupe Renault announced Friday an aggressive plan to cut costs by more than ‚Ǩ2 billion ($2.23 billion) over three years and slash 15,000 jobs worldwide, 4,600 of those in France.The move for the company is huge as April losses from the coronavirus crisis caused an unprecedented 90% drop in the French car market for new vehicles.In a Friday morning press conference, Groupe Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard and CEO Clotilde Deblos announced plans to rebuild "the sustainable foundations of Renault." The plans had been presented to Renault's board Wedn…

WSWS Repost (2020-05-29). Warren holds fundraiser for Biden, drops "MedicareFor All" indybay.org Elizabeth Warren's populist pretensions were nothing more than a marketing tool, to be discarded as soon as they become inconvenient.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-29). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: What we know about virus transmission. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common mode of transmission for COVID-19 is through close contact from person to person. While it is possible that someone can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes, this …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-29). Managing levels of specific protein, mineral early in COVID-19 may prevent severe illness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX ? Managing levels of calcium in the blood and the protein albumin early on in COVID-19 may prevent patients from progressing to severe illness and death, a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the journal Gastroenterology found. The findings are based on the remarkably similar clinical features and autopsy results of patients who died …

Manuel P√©rez Rocha (2020-05-29). Corporate Lawsuits Could Devastate Poor Countries Grappling With COVID-19. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dan Froomkin (2020-05-29). Reminder to the Press: Trump's Deadly Covid-19 Failures Are Still Happening. commondreams.org When it comes to the virus, Washington is doing basically none of the things we need it to do. (Photo: Pete Marovich/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-05-29). Mnuchin and DeVos Sued for Unlawful Seizure of Student Loan Borrowers' Tax Refunds During Pandemic. commondreams.org Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and the federal departments they run were hit with a class-action lawsuit Friday for illegal seizures of thousands of student borrowers' tax refunds during the coronavirus pandemic, which has left over 40 million Americans jobless and familes across the country struggling to stay in their homes and keep food on the table. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-05-29). At Least 9 Million US Households With Children Are 'Not At All Confident' They'll Be Able to Afford Food Next Month, Census Survey Finds. commondreams.org A poll released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week revealed that at least nine million American households that include children are unsure whether they'll be able to access enough food in the next four weeks, while millions more are experiencing housing insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2020-05-29). Amid Global Pandemic—With Nearly 363,000 Dead—Trump Terminates US Ties With the World Health Organization. commondreams.org "When every single country in the world is able to work with the WHO, except for one whose president advocates treating coronavirus with bleach and UV light, who do you think is at fault?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kevin Funk (2020-05-29). The Class Politics of Coronavirus Responses in the Americas. commondreams.org Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro (Alan Santos/PR via Wikimedia Commons) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2020-05-29). With COP 26 Pushed to Late 2021 Due to Pandemic, World Leaders Urged Not to Delay Climate Action. commondreams.org Organizers of the United Nations COP 26 climate change conference that has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic announced Thursday that the summit will now be held during the first two weeks of November 2021 in Glasgow—prompting a new wave of calls for world leaders to pursue a green and just recovery to the ongoing public health crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Sasha Abramsky (2020-05-29). Trump's Twitter Tirade Is the Tantrum of a Troll. thenation.com Trump's Twitter Tirade Is the Tantrum of a Troll…

Frances Perraudin (2020-05-29). UK lockdown rules: what you are allowed to do from Monday. theguardian.com Varying rules for meeting outside will apply in England, Wales and Scotland

Libby Brooks (2020-05-29). 'Hero bikes': how free bicycles are transforming the lives of Scotland's key workers. theguardian.com The Bike Station, a Scottish bicycle recycling charity, is offering free bikes to NHS staff and other key workers during the coronanvirus crisis. Photographs by Murdo MacLeod

WSWS (2020-05-29). Russia's right-wing opposition tries to gain from COVID-19 crisis. wsws.org As President Vladimir Putin's poll numbers fall to historically low levels, right-wing opposition leader Alexei Navalny seeks to present himself as a defender of health care workers and "the people."

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-29). Trump's Anti-China Hysteria Goes Nuclear. strategic-culture.org The Trump administration's scapegoating of China over its own disastrous mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic has relied on baseless conspiracy theory, unscientific claims and hyperbole. This week the president's National Security Advisor went further by comparing the virus outbreak to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. | In a U.S. media

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-29). German Official Leaks Report Denouncing Corona as 'A Global False Alarm'. strategic-culture.org Germany's federal government and mainstream media are engaged in damage control after a Some of the report key passages are: | The dangerousness of Covid-19 was overestimated: probably at no point did the danger posed by the new virus go beyond the normal level. | The people who die from Corona are essentially those who would statistically die this year, because they have reached the end of their lives and their weakened bodies can no longe…

People's Strike Bay Area (2020-05-29). Friday 5/29: Oakland From Covid-19 To Cops: We Can't Breath Caravan. indybay.org There will be a day of action focusing worker protection from Covid-19, the murder of Blacks repression and against gentrification and privatization by billionaires like A's owner John Fisher who also runs the KIPP and Rocketship charter school chains.

Lynda Carson (2020-05-29). A dozen workers test positive for Covid-19 at Cardenas Market in East Oakland. indybay.org Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic in Oakland:…

Jon Queally, Common Dreams (2020-05-29). US Death Toll Hits 100,000 People, Trump Made Covid-19 Much Worse. indybay.org To assist those wanting a more simple accounting of how President Donald Trump's mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic, Public Citizen released a fresh list of a dozen specific ways the president's decisions and public pronouncements served to speed up the spread of the deadly virus.

Posted by Lynda Carson (2020-05-29). Gray Panther Alert: Thur May 28, Online Teach-In: COVID Crisis in California Nursing Homes. indybay.org Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic Crisis In California Nursing Homes In California: Posted by Lynda Carson, from the Gray Panthers of Berkeley, and Alameda County:…

Center for Constitutional Rights & others (2020-05-29). Friday 5/29: Justice Beats Virtual Festival and Fundraiser for COVID-19 Crisis Relief. indybay.org Online via livestream: www.justicebeats.com/

2020-05-29: Social Media Postees

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Twin Cities Protest Death of George Floyd: Day #3
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-05-29
Minneapolis, MN

Protest, Uprisings, and Race War
Tim Wise | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
The moralizing has begun. Those who have rarely been the target of organized police gangsterism are once again lecturing those who have about how best to respond to it. Be peaceful, they implore, as protesters rise up in Minneapolis and across the country in response to the killing of George Floyd. This, coming from the…
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Minneapolis Police Murder Handcuffed Man with Neck-Kneel
Niko Georgiades | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
"I can't breathe" were some of the last words of the latest victim to police terror. | Memorial Day in Minneapolis saw the echoing of the same words as Eric Garner before he was killed by police six years …
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Video: How to Start a Riot? Police Provocateurs Dressed up as "Activists" at Peaceful Anti-Globalization Rally
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
The issue of Police Provocateurs is currently in the news following the police murder in Minneapolis of George Floyd. | This video was first produced in 2007 | Today are thoughts are with the family and friends of George Floyd. | Michel Chossudovsky. …
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Police Deny Any Connection to Mysterious Minneapolis "Umbrella Man" Saboteur
Raul Diego | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-29
Regardless of the truth behind who started the fires and the looting, the rage felt by the people of Minneapolis and elsewhere is the result of a deep and profound problem in this country that cannot go on.
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Against police violence and capitalism, to rebel is justified
Monica Moorehead | workers.org | 2020-05-29
Workers World salutes all the brave protesters in Minneapolis, currently ground zero against police terror. We also salute those activists in Los Angeles, Memphis and other cities who are organizing protests and braving the pandemic to be in the streets or in car caravans to show solidarity with the demand: . . . | Continue reading Against police violence and capitalism, to rebel is justified at Workers.org
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Minneapolis police leader defending George Floyd's killers tied to 'white power'-linked biker gang
Sarah Lazare | thegrayzone.com | 2020-05-29
From The Grayzone vault: The record of a pro-Trump Minneapolis police leader defending the killers of George Floyd reveals a…
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Cop who killed George Floyd in Minneapolis had record of brutality
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
Local station KARE 11 reports 13 complaints since 2003 were closed without discipline. Chauvin was awarded a departmental medal of valor in 2009.
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Mass anger erupts throughout the US in protests against police murder of George Floyd
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
The police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis has set off a wave of social anger, sparking demonstrations in Kentucky, Colorado, California, Ohio and other states throughout the country.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/minn…

The politics and economics of COVID-19 relief packages
Abdul Rahman | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-29
Most governments worldwide have announced relief packages to deal with the economic distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, though big in numbers, these packages have very little to offer to those most affected by the crisis…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/29/the-polit…

For America's Wealthiest, the Pandemic is a Time to Profit
Sonali Kolhatkar | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
The American Enterprise Institute's (AEI) Michael Strain wrote an op-ed in the New York Times recently explaining how "The American Dream Is Alive and Well," and that in his opinion this nation has, "bigger issues than inequality." Strain's piece is part of the paper's new pandemic-era series called "The America We Need" and engages in…
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Exclusive images from inside British court expose Assange's un-democratic treatment, physical deterioration
Max Blumenthal | thegrayzone.com | 2020-05-29
Photographs surreptitiously taken inside a British courtroom and provided to The Grayzone show a visibly disoriented Julian Assange confined to…
thegrayzone.com/2020/05/29/british-court…

The US Violent Failed Coup against Nicaragua. The Falsity of Western Media
Stephen Sefton | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
On May 28th 2018, the organizers of that year's violent failed coup attempt executed a carefully planned, well coordinated attack to destroy the pro-government Sandinista radio station Nueva Radio Ya. During the attack, opposition gunmen fired on firefighters and police…
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Minneapolis Protests Police Murder Of George Floyd: Day 2
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-05-29
Protesters are continuing to gather outside the Minneapolis Police (MPD) 3rd Precinct building today after extended protests and clashes with police yesterday. The Twin Cities is still engulfed in mass outrage after MPD officer Derek Chauvin was filmed choking a black man named George Floyd to death in a disturbing video that went viral Monday night. On Wednesday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey called on Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to file criminal charges against Officer Chauvin. Chauvin and three other officers involved in Floyd's were fired on Tuesday. Such a quick firing of officers after a police kil…
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Bus Drivers Refuse To Help Police, Prison Labor Replaces Meatpackers And More
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-05-29
With protests erupting all over Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd, cops are attempting to arrest protesters in mass. | However, some bus drivers in Minneapolis are refusing to use their buses to transport protestors to jail. | "As a transit worker and union member, I refuse to transport my class and radical youth," Minneapolis bus driver Adam Burch told Payday. "An injury to one is an injury to all. The police murdered George Floyd and the protest against is completely justified and should continue until their demands are met." | While it would be illegal for Burch's union to call for a wildcat strike, h…
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Pandemic Crisis and Recession Can Spark a Fight for Real Change in the US
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
American workers have a huge opportunity as a result of this coronavirus pandemic

"It Was Murder": Minneapolis Demands Charges in Police Killing of George Floyd, Calls to Defund Cops
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-29
As thousands take to the streets of Minneapolis to protest against the police killing of George Floyd for the third night in a row, we go to Minneapolis to speak with City Councilmember Jeremiah Ellison. Police pointed an automatic rifle at his head in 2015 when he was peacefully protesting the police killing of another African American man, Jamar Clark. We also speak with Kandace Montgomery with the Black Visions Collective, which is calling for the abolition of police.
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Twitter Warns Trump Tweet Glorifies Violence as He Signs Executive Order to Weaken Social Media
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-29
As President Trump calls Minneapolis protesters "THUGS" and tweets, "when the looting starts, the shooting starts," Twitter flags the tweet with a warning it glorifies violence, just as Trump signs an executive order to punish social media companies for how they monitor content. "Trump has prospered through his use of social media and its attention-hoarding algorithms to basically disinform and misinform people," says Ramesh Srinivasan, professor in the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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ACLU Statement On Trump Tweet Directing the National Guard to Murder Protesters in Minneapolis
commondreams.org | 2020-05-29
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After Days of Protest, Police Officer Derek Chauvin Charged With 3rd Degree Murder for Killing George Floyd
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-29
Following three days of intense demonstrations in Minneapolis over the killing of George Floyd by a police officer while three other officers stood by, Derek Chauvin was taken into custody by state authorities Friday afternoon. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Selected Articles: The Horrific Minneapolis Police Killing of George Floyd
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
Do you value the reporting and in-depth analysis provided by Global Research on a daily basis? | Click to | * * * | | The Horrific Minneapolis Police Killing of George …
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Manslaughter & 3rd degree murder charge for Kneeling Cop Chauvin
Read Black's Law Dictionary | indybay.org | 2020-05-29
After 48 hours of protest in Minnesota of the vicious murder by suffocation of a black man, George Floyd, on May 25, 2020, by 4 Minneapolis police, one of whom, Derek Chauvin, was caught on a video kneeling on the neck of handcuffed Floyd for 9 minutes, killing him, while his fellow thug cops allowed this murder to occur, only Chauvin was arrested on 5/29/30, and charged with 3rd degree murder and manslaughter! This low level of charge should have every attorney in this country screaming since it is a ringing indictment of the whole rotten legal system in this backward, racist, police state in which we live.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/29/1883336…

'Don't throw money at black Americans to riot': Candace Owens spars with Soros-funded NGO over alleged hand in Minneapolis unrest
rt.com | 2020-05-29
Conservative firebrand Candace Owens has started a feud with Open Society Foundations, after accusing the George Soros-funded NGO of fueling the ongoing riots in Minneapolis. | Owens speculated that the fires and looting in Minneapolis was being carried out by activists linked to the billionaire, after noting that Police Chief Medaria Arradondo claimed the criminal activity was being instigated by people not native to the city. | "My guess: As he did with Antifa, Democrat George Soros has these thugs on payroll. He is funding the chaos via his Open Society Foundation," the conservative commentator tweeted. | T…
rt.com/usa/490081-candace-owens-soros-mi…

Minneapolis 'thugs' vs Hong Kong 'protesters': Chinese paper accuses Trump of hypocrisy over riots
rt.com | 2020-05-29
President Donald Trump has threatened to stamp out looting and riots in Minnesota with the military. However, his administration's support for rioters in Hong Kong has drawn criticism from China's most influential newspaper. | The death of an unarmed black man at the hands of two police officers in Minneapolis sparked a wave of rioting in the Minnesota city when a video of the incident was made public this week. Now, after three days of violence, looting and arson, President Trump has threatened to send in the military, warning the "thugs" involved that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." | Hu Xiji…
rt.com/usa/490129-trump-minneapolis-hong…

Twitter at war? Trump's warning to Minnesota 'thugs' flagged for 'glorifying violence'
rt.com | 2020-05-29
Twitter has claimed Donald Trump violated its rules by vowing a tough response to rioting in Minnesota. The social media platform flagged the tweet, saying it "glorified violence." | The US president tweeted that he would take action if order was not restored to Minneapolis. | "We will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts," Trump wrote, noting that the military could get involved. | | © Twitter | Hours later, Twitter attached a notice to…
rt.com/usa/490085-twitter-violence-trump…

Minneapolis 'WAR ZONE': Rioters take over POLICE STATION amid clashes, fires & tear gas (VIDEOS)
rt.com | 2020-05-29
Demonstrators have broken into a Minneapolis police headquarters, setting fires and destroying everything in sight amid unrest unleashed by the killing of a local black man at the hands of law enforcement. | The Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd precinct headquarters was breached late on Thursday night, with a raucous crowd of protesters seen filing into the building, smashing windows and some attempting to set it ablaze. | Also on rt.com | | WATCH Minneapolis police ABANDON 3rd precinct as protesters TORCH it & celebrate | Precinct is…
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'When the looting starts, the shooting starts': Trump says military is ready to act against Minneapolis 'THUGS'
rt.com | 2020-05-29
US President Donald Trump has vowed decisive action to quell unrest in Minneapolis, sparked by the police killing of an unarmed black man, threatening to get the military involved if the city's mayor won't do the job "right." | The ultimatum came early on Friday morning from the president's Twitter handle, slamming Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey as "very weak" and a "radical left mayor," while warning that the federal government would take over the situation if local authorities don't bring it under control. | "I can't stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadersh…
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FBI seeks more proof of 'criminal excessive force' in George Floyd killing as outraged public demands immediate arrests
rt.com | 2020-05-29
The FBI and local prosecutors say they need more evidence before they can file charges against officers involved in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Angry residents claim investigators are dragging their feet. | While Minnesota officials said a "robust and meticulous" probe into Floyd's death is underway at a press conference on Thursday, they noted the investigation still needed to show that the officers broke any laws, with Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman warning against any hasty indictments. | "I will not rush to justice, I'm going to do this right," Freeman said, adding that the footage of…
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Several people shot as enraged rioters try to FLIP police van in Louisville (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-05-29
A turbulent rally in Louisville quickly escalated into chaos, with several people injured by gunfire that rang out when protesters began to violently shake a police vehicle. | Shots were fired on Thursday evening just as hundreds of people were expressing outrage over the police killing of Breonna Taylor, a local woman, during a raid at her house in March. | The violent demonstration began shortly after the media published a 911 call from Taylor's boyfriend, who reported the shooting. At the time, he was unaware the woman was shot by uniformed officers. | The shooting could be heard on multiple livestreams of…
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Chicanos in Boyle Heights to participate in the National Day of Action May 30
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-29
Los Angeles, CA – On Saturday, May 30 at 3 p.m. Centro Community Service Organization (CSO) will be participating in the National Day of Protest to demand the mass release of all prisoners due to COVID-19. The action is called by the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression and CSO is an affiliated organization with the Alliance. We are protesting the murders of Ahmaud Aubery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and George Floyd in Minneapolis because they are outraging, and we must demand justice. This lynch-style, racist terrorism must stop and perpetrators must be punished. | The Boyle Heig…
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PDF of May 28 issue
A. Majumdar | workers.org | 2020-05-29
Download 12-page PDF here. Iran-Venezuela solidarity breaks U.S. blockade. Pandemics can foment social revolutions. Also: What is a Marxist-Leninist party? COVID cover-up in Georgia; Reproductive justice Labor fights back: Postal workers; Portland essential workers; Agricultural workers; CUNY instructors. World: Kerala, India; Ecuador; China. Tear down prisons: Major Tillery; ICE detainees; . . . | Continue reading PDF of May 28 issue at Workers.org
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As Establishment Condemns China for Hong Kong Repression, Trump Tweets About "Shooting Looters"
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-29
Democrats and Republicans are united in condemning Beijing for its overreach, but perhaps its time to look closer to home to find examples of state repression.
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Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump's War on Iran?
Medea Benjamin | zcomm.org | 2020-05-29
The message of these groups dedicated to "countering extremism" is clear and none too subtle: Saudi Arabia and the UAE are always U.S. allies and victims of extremism, never a problem or a source of danger, violence or chaos…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/who-are-the-secret…

Howie Hawkins and the Green Party: Capitalist politics in the guise of "ecosocialism"
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
Following Bernie Sanders's endorsement of Biden, the Green Party and its presumptive presidential nominee Hawkins are presenting themselves as the continuation of Sanders's "political revolution."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/gree…

Reflections from Vermont
Bernie Sanders | mronline.org | 2020-05-29
That there are good and honorable people who believe that the Democratic Party can be turned around. I don't. Our major task is to change the entire nature of political discussion in the country. In my view that's just not going to happen within the Democratic Party.
mronline.org/2020/05/29/reflections-from…

There is No Peace: an Incitement to Justice
Kevin Alexander Gray, Jeffrey St. Clair, JoAnn Wypijewski | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
Summer 2014: a year since George Zimmerman was acquitted for killing Trayvon Martin. Another summer of violence and justification: US shells incinerating Palestinian children, devastating UN refuges in Gaza, pounding Afghan villages, again. Another trial of another white man who says he was scared, who had to defend himself with a blast of ammunition against…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/29/there-is-no-…

A Few Good Sadists
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
Here's a flashback that may help to explain how we got to where we are: the day was April 30, 2004. Alexander Cockburn and I were sitting by the pool having a gin and tonic at the old Richelieu Hotel in New Orleans' French Quarter. The concierge, an elegant black man from Haiti named Jean-Claud, dropped…
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Political Ambiguity or a Doomsday Weapon: Why Abbas Abandoned Oslo
Ramzy Baroud | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
This time, we are told, it is different and that President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, is absolutely serious about his decision to absolve his leadership from all previous agreements signed with Israel and the United States. But this time is not different, and Abbas is not serious.
counterpunch.org/2020/05/29/political-am…

Trump Is No Longer Interested in Trade Deal with China?
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
U.S. President Donald Trump is losing interest in the trade deal he made with China, according to his economic adviser, and the reason could be that as we progress further into the election season, fixing relations with China is less …
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Rep. Katie Porter Accuses UnitedHealth of 'Putting Profits Before Patients and Providers' in Midst of Pandemic
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-29
"It's flat out wrong for the world's largest insurance company to pass costs on to families in the middle of a pandemic—I want answers." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trump the "Peace Candidate": Contemplating War During Pandemic against Two Global Competitors. Nuclear Weapons "Tests" against China and Russia
Philip Giraldi | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
Let us consider why the Donald Trump White House is currently considering detonating a nuclear weapon. It would be the first "test" of a nuke since 1992 and is clearly intended to send a message that those weapons sitting …
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Video: Turkish Army Suffers Casualties in Southern Idlib
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
One Turkish soldier died and another was injured in an IED attack in Syria's southern Idlib, the Turkish Defense Ministry reported late on May 27. The incident happened while units of the Turkish Army and the Turkish-backed militant group Sham …
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Coverage of School Reopening Needs to Include School Workers
Ari Paul | commondreams.org | 2020-05-29
School closures have created some of the most trying ordeals for families in this pandemic. (Photo: carl_hfser/flickr) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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U.S. Declares a Vaccine War on the World
Prabir Purkayastha | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
Donald Trump launched a new vaccine war in May, but not against the virus. It was against the world. The United States and the UK were the only two holdouts in the World Health Assembly from the declaration that vaccines and medicines for COVID-19 should be available as public goods, and not under exclusive patent…
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Taiwan and WHO in the COVID-19 pandemic
Shih-Yu Chou | mronline.org | 2020-05-29
The rants against the WHO might seem at odds with Taiwan's failed bid to join the World Health Assembly this past May, but there was no contradiction between Taiwan being seen fighting a David and Goliath-like battle with both the WHO and China, thereby flaring up geopolitical tensions from without. Both serve the interests of …
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If you do not feel for humanity, you have forgotten to be human
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2020-05-29
The coronavirus continues its contagious march across the planet: almost 350,000 known deaths and over 5.4 million people infected. Meanwhile, in the Bay of Bengal, Cyclone Amphan makes its fierce landing, its immense energy tearing a corridor through Bangladesh and India (Odisha and West Bengal).
mronline.org/2020/05/29/if-you-do-not-fe…

Michel Chossudovsky: Biographical Summary
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
There are a number of deliberate "errors" and omissions in Michel Chossudovsky's wikipedia entry. Defamatory statements. | The same applies to the wikipedia entry for Global Research which has been merged with Chossudovsky's entry. | Below is a biographical summary focussing …
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As Pandemic Epicenter Shifts to Latin America, Gov'ts Use COVID-19 as Pretext for Police Repression
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-29
As the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic shifts to Latin America, so too has the use of COVID-19 as a pretext for police repression. "We're seeing that COVID-19, like other pandemics before it, magnifies structural discrimination. And sadly, it's often the most marginalized that are the first targets," says Louise Tillotson, co-author of a new Amnesty International report on the abuse. We also go to San Salvador to speak with journalist Jorge Cuéllar.
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The Great US 2020 Wealth Transfer Heist. Deep Inequalities in US Society
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
In less than three-and-a-half years in office, Trump oversaw the Great GOP 2017 tax cut heist. | It handed corporate America and high-net-worth individuals a multi-billion dollar bonanza of enhanced wealth

How Far Will the Trump Regime and Congress Push China?
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
The US is waging undeclared war on China by other means. | Trump and congressional hardliners escalated things beyond where their predecessors went. | What's going on is all about aiming to undermine China's growing political, economic, financial, industrial, technological, and military …
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Video: How to Start a Riot? Police Provocateurs Dressed up as "Activists" at Peaceful Anti-Globalization Rally
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
Peaceful protesters stop police provocateurs from starting a riot at the Stop the SPP protests in Montebello Quebec in 2007. | "About 1,200 protesters were in the small resort town near Ottawa as Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with U.S. …
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Ceremony Marks 100,000 US Deaths from COVID-19
Palo Alto Protest | indybay.org | 2020-05-29
Neighbors joined in, everyone observing safe distancing for a brief ceremony in Palo Alto on May 26. Less than 24 hours later, the count was official…100,000 in the US have died of COVID-19.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/28/1883333…

Fed-up Facebook Users Urge Shareholders To "Wake The Zuck Up" : Protesters Projected Messa
Fed Up Facebook User | indybay.org | 2020-05-29
Don't Let Facebook ZUCK Up our Democracy, a coalition of media advocacy organizations, human rights groups, pro-democracy activists, and fed-up Facebook users projected messages to Facebook shareholders on the evening before the annual Facebook shareholders meeting. The messages were projected onto Facebook's San Francisco offices at 181 Fremont Street.
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An Updated Letter to SCPD Police Chief Mills in the Wake of the George Floyd Murder
Robert Norse | indybay.org | 2020-05-29
In anticipation of possible protests in Santa Cruz regarding police violence and racial injustice, I've written Chief Andy Mills a follow-up letter regarding concerns I expressed 2 1/2 years ago. I begin with an earlier letter I sent him, and his responses to that letter. Attempts to get more detailed information were unsuccessful.
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Germany: Defend climate activist group "Ende Gelà§nde" against the secret service
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
An official secret service report classifies the climate change movement "Ende Gelà§nde" ("End of the Road"), which has organized several mass protests against opencast lignite mining, as "left-wing extremist."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/ende…

Rent Strike: Can't Pay, Won't Pay
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-05-29
The Covid-19 crisis has triggered an international rent strike. Housing activists hope to build strong networks of solidarity as a financial crisis and mass evictions loom. Across the world, significant amounts of people have stopped paying rent, and in some places mortgage payments, in the wake of Covid-19. Many simply don't have the money and now face homelessness. Rent strikes are taking place in the US, Spain, Canada, France, Britain, South Africa, and elsewhere as activists call for a stop to rent payments and evictions and for everyone to have shelter and space to get through the pandemic. Most of us would…
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Blaming the COVID-19 Pandemic on Too Many Humans: a Critique of Overpopulation Ideology
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
A world gripped by a deadly virus has precipitated a deluge of punditry claiming to have found the primal cause of the pandemic. In a recent article Anthony Judge, for example, claims to have tapped into "the collective subconscious" to blame what he calls overpopulation. How well does this claim hold up? Mr. Judge is concerned…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/29/blaming-the-…

Rise in deaths attributed to pneumonia suggests official US coronavirus death toll is grossly undercounted
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
The actual number of COVID-19 dead in the United States is likely to be at least 150,000, 50 percent more than what has been officially reported.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/deat…

Arundhati Roy on Indian Migrant-Worker Oppression and India's Fateful COVID Crisis
J.P. Linstroth | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
In India there is never one story but thousands, even millions, and so the detrimental impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on this country of more than 1.3 billion, especially among the poor, has been profound, causing immense suffering. Nor did it help matters much when Prime Minister Narendra Modi shut India into immediate lockdown without warning…
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Conditions Close at Hand
Joseph Natoli | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
"Man makes his own history, but he does not make it out of the whole cloth; he does not make it out of conditions chosen by himself, but out of such as he finds close at hand."

Video: Dr. John Lott: More Money to Hospitals for COVID-19 Deaths
Dr. John Lott | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
Dr. John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center has said the recorded coronavirus death toll may be a dramatically overstated. | One America's John Hines sat down with him to learn more. | You have looked at the Numbers. | There is …
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What's NATO Up to These Days? Provoking Russia, Draining Healthcare Budgets and Protecting Its Own from COVID
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
In November 2019, as experts warned that a novel coronavirus was likely to develop in the near-future, NATO boasted that its European Allies, including the UK, as well as Canada, were boosting their military budgets by an average of 4.6 percent, or an additional $130bn since 2016. The implication is that this increase in military spending is at the expense of healthcare, which is being privatized worldwide.
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Coronavirus and the Telecom Crisis
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
The current Corvis-19 pandemic provides a unique vantage point to assess key social institutions of American life. Sadly, none has failed so gravely as the nation's health care system, especially as underwritten by the private insurance model. The crisis of the U.S. healthcare system raises the deeper, more fundamental, question as to whether health care…
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I've Signed Death Certificates During COVID-19. Here's Why You Can't Trust Any of the Statistics on the Number of Victims
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
As an NHS doctor, I've seen people die and be listed as a victim of coronavirus without ever being tested for it. But unless we have accurate data, we won't know which has killed more: the disease or the lockdown?…
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Fabricated Shocks and Open Windows
Mark Taliano | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
Fabricated shocks open the window to Emergency laws and emergency guidelines that would otherwise require more transparency. | The shock surrounding Covid-19

The Great Depression, Coronavirus Style
Nomi Prins | zcomm.org | 2020-05-29
Crashes, Then and Now…
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Essential Remittances To Africa Devastated By Coronavirus Pandemic
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-29
Families dependent on remittances from seasonal workers are facing a crisis, even in countries without widespread COVID-19 cases.
therealnews.com/stories/remittances-afri…

U.S. declares a vaccine war on the World
Prabir Purkayastha | mronline.org | 2020-05-29
Donald Trump launched a new vaccine war in May, but not against the virus. It was against the world.
mronline.org/2020/05/28/u-s-declares-a-v…

Bolivia's Parliament Summons "Interim President" Jeanine àÅñez to Clarify Corruption Scandal
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
The coup d'état carried out in Bolivia was the starting point for a major wave of social, political and economic setbacks in the country. Bolivia is the poorest country in South America, with very high poverty rates, however, during the …
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Bibles at the Barricades: How the Right Seized Power in Bolivia
Benjamin Dangl | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
Returning to La Paz, Bolivia after last November's coup was like returning to the scene of a crime. Since Bolivian President Evo Morales was removed from power, right-wing interim President Jeanine àÅñez has led the country with an iron fist. State repression immediately following the coup left dozens dead and the government has been throwing…
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Towards a "Soft Coup" in Spain?
Germán Gorraiz López | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
The Spanish State establishment would be made up of the financial-business, political, military, Catholic hierarchy, university and mass media sub-elites of the Spanish State, natural heirs to the legacy of General Franco who would have engulfed all decision-making spheres (according …
globalresearch.ca/soft-coup-spain/571436…

Goodness Gracious, David Ignatius!!
Melvin Goodman | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
The Washington Post's senior diplomatic columnist, David Ignatius, has done it again. He has a well-earned reputation as an apologist for the Central Intelligence Agency and a defender of increased defense spending and the newly-created Space Force. Now, Ignatius has added a new plaque to his personal Hall of Fame–Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. In an…
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The Odyssey of Elias Demetracopoulos
Ron Jacobs | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
In twenty-first-century mainstream media, a real journalist is difficult to find. Instead, one finds multiple purveyors of corporate and government propaganda, entertainers who sensationalize the most meaningless tidbits about the lives of public figures, faux investigations of misdoings that focus on the symptoms and not the causes, and outright liars. Elected and non-elected officials use…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/29/the-odyssey-…

In Search of a Lost Socialism
Joshua Frank | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
In May of 1914

Why Does W.E.B. Du Bois Matter Today?
Paul Buhle | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
In their new book, W.E.B. Du Bois: A Life in American History,Charisse Burden-Stelly and Gerald Horne pose the question that every scholar of African American history, a central part of all US history, must sooner or later approach. W.E.B. Du Bois is without question one of the largest, perhaps the very largest, figure in African-American history.
counterpunch.org/2020/05/29/why-does-w-e…

Who are the "Wrong Hands" in Yemen?
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
Politics makes strange bedfellows. Some of them want to kill us. Take Abu Abbas (as Henny Youngman used to say: "Please."). Abu Abbas (a nom de guerre for one Adil Abduh Fari al-Dabhani) is the founder and leader of the Abu Abbas brigade, a militia fighting on the government side in Yemen. Abbas and his…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/29/who-are-the-…

In Search of a Lost Socialism
Joshua Frank | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
In May 1914

The Only Way to Save Grizzlies: Connect Their Habitats
Mike Bader | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
Linkages, biological corridors, demographic connectivity or intervening areas. These are the lands outside and between the Grizzly Bear Recovery Areas in the Northern Rockies. Over the past 20 years grizzly bears have begun to recolonize this historic habitat, increasing the possibilities of linking genetically isolated populations and reestablishing a breeding population in the vast Bitterroot…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/29/the-only-way…

A Growing Wave of Bankruptcies Threatens U.S. Recovery
Pam Martens, Russ Martens | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
The bankruptcy epidemic in the U.S. started last year, long before any COVID-19 pandemic had touched down. U.S. retailers ranked among the greatest casualties of 2019 with a total of 17 bankruptcies. Big names among the retail bankruptcies in 2019 included Gymboree on January 16; Charlotte Russe on February 3; Things Remembered on February 6;…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/29/a-growing-wa…

The Sociopolitical and Historical Context That Shaped Kashmiri Women Like My Grandmother in the 1940s
Nyla Ali Khan | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
In what ways are women present in political contexts? Kashmiri women, from different walks of life, have managed against all odds to express their agency during the plethora of political, social, and military transformations in the past nine decades. During the growing sense of nationhood in the 1930s, and during the political awakening in the 1940s…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/29/the-sociopol…

Trump isn't the Pope and This Ain't the Middle Ages
David Schultz | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
President Trump orders governors to open up the churches. Churches defy governors and seek to open. Someone needs to remind both the president and religious institutions that the Middle Ages are over and Modernity won. President Trump and many religious institutions are pushing arguments reminiscent of those found in the Medieval Christian Europe where secular…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/29/trump-isnt-t…

Trump Is Unbeatable in the Race to the Bottom and So Is the GOP
Andrew Levine | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
In the race to the bottom, Donald Trump is unbeatable. Therefore, so now too is the Republican Party; being under his thumb, it is with him, every step of the way. This is why Joe Biden will have a hard time losing in November, no matter how good he and other corporate Democrats are at…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/29/trump-is-unb…

No Lessons Learned From Bhopal: the Toxic Chemical Leak at LG Polymers India
N.D. Jayaprakash | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-29
The port city of Vizag or Vishakhapatnam, situated on the south-east coast of India in the State of Andhra Pradesh, is home to several hazardous industries. In the early morning on 07 May 2020, five million people residing in the Vizag Metropolitan Region were rudely woken up by the alarming news of a poisonous chemical…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/29/no-lessons-l…

Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump's War on Iran?
MBNJSD | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-29
On May 6th, President Trump vetoed a war powers bill specifying that he must ask Congress for authorization to use military force against Iran. Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign of deadly sanctions and threats of war against Iran has seen no let-up, even as the U.S., Iran and the whole world desperately need to set aside …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/05/who-are-the-s…

The Volleys of an Information War Against China
Leonid Savin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
A strategic information campaign against a particular state usually involves a number of elements and layers. While officials and diplomats gradually increase the aggressiveness of their rhetoric, "independent" media outlets publish a range of articles from life stories to special …
globalresearch.ca/volleys-information-wa…

The Toronto G20 Riot Fraud: Undercover Police engaged in Purposeful Provocation
Terry Burrows | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
Identical Boots Exposed Undercover Police Provocateurs…
globalresearch.ca/the-toronto-g20-riot-f…

The Gates / Fauci Vaccine Developed by Moderna. Video Featuring Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Lila York | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
This is a four-minute video featuring Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Dr. Andrew Kaufman that explains exactly what is in the Gates/Fauci covid19 vaccine currently being developed by Fauci's own vaccine company, Moderna. | Most of the vaccines currently under process | …
globalresearch.ca/vaccine-just-say-no/57…

Your "Immunity Passport" Future Begins to Materialize as Airlines Call for Digital ID Tracking Systems
Derrick Broze | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
The world's largest airline trade group has called for immunity passports, thermal screening, masks, and physical distancing to be a part of the industry's strategy for returning to "normal" operations. | The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents 299 airlines…
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Future Perspectives of Russia-Africa Cooperation
Kester Kenn Klomegah | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
While celebrating the Africa Day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reaffirmed Russia's commitment to offer support and participate in the sustainable development processes in Africa. In a videoconference held May 28 with local and foreign media, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman …
globalresearch.ca/russia-africa-cooperat…

"Mass Sterilization": Kenyan Doctors Find Anti-fertility Agent in UN Tetanus Vaccine
Brian Shilhavy | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
This article is of relevance to the ongoing debate on vaccines. | It was first published in February 2015 | According to LifeSiteNews, a Catholic publication, the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association is charging UNICEF and WHO with sterilizing millions of girls …
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Political Crisis in UK: Let's "Move on" From Boris
Craig Murray | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
Boris has a new slogan, "Move on", which he deployed repeatedly today in his appearance before the House of Commons Liaison Committee. Remembering short slogans is fairly well the extent of his political skills, and he contrived to look pleased …
globalresearch.ca/move-from-boris/571440…

Future Perspectives of Russia-Africa Relations
Kester Kenn Klomegah | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
While celebrating the Africa Day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reaffirmed Russia's commitment to offer support and participate in the sustainable development processes in Africa. In a videoconference held May 28 with local and foreign media, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman …
globalresearch.ca/russia-africa-cooperat…

Bibles at the Barricades: How the Right Seized Power in Bolivia
Ben Dangl | zcomm.org | 2020-05-29
The àÅñez government threatens to roll back major progressive policies of the MAS, as well as victories won in the streets by Bolivia's broad social, labor, and indigenous movements…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/bibles-at-the-barr…

Baltimore Mayoral Candidate Wants to Limit Mayoral Power
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-29
Baltimore's upcoming primary election will be notable and not just because residents will primarily vote by mail due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The mayoral election on June 2 comes after a massive corruption scandal led to a federal indictment against the previously-elected mayor in 2019. As a result of that corruption scandal, there is a heated debate over whether the city should reform its "Strong Mayor" system of governance that gives more power to Baltimore's City executive than any other major city, offers few checks on their power and many argue, enabled the 2019 scandal. | One leading mayoral candidate, Cit…
therealnews.com/columns/baltimore-mayora…

With support from the teacher unions, Trump demands the unsafe reopening of schools "ASAP"
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in 24 states, Trump is recklessly demanding the immediate reopening of schools, while the American Federation of Teachers has pledged its full support.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/tru3…

California Governor Gavin Newsom ramps up reopening despite serious public health threats
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
The Democratic governor is accelerating the re-opening of the state, allowing resumption of business for shopping malls, dine-in restaurants, and large gatherings, despite the enormous dangers of COVID-19.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/cali…

Packinghouse workers strike vs. bosses & COVID-19
Jim McMahan | workers.org | 2020-05-29
Seattle May 24

Car caravan: Free Our Youth!
Joe Piette | workers.org | 2020-05-29
Philadelphia As states across the U.S. took steps to stop the spread of COVID-19

New York governor exempts nursing home operators from criminal liability after taking millions from the industry
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
Governor Andrew Cuomo took millions in donations from hospital and nursing home executives and then protected them from responsibility for deadly criminal actions regarding COVID-19.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/cuom…

We are Being Held Hostage to Unfettered Capitalism: not to Trump, Racism, the Chinese or COVID-19
David Penner | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-29
As the US continues to be ravaged by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the country remains in lockdown, a morbid irony of which is that we appear to have traded COVID-19 deaths for suicides. The catastrophe has laid bare the cruelties of neoliberalism, yet this has not stopped the media from unleashing a barrage of misinformation, blaming …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/05/we-are-being-…

City University of New York to lay off thousands of adjunct faculty amid financial crisis
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
The City University of New York system is beginning to implement sweeping budget cuts triggered by New York state's estimated $13.3 billion loss in tax revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/cuny…

CUNY and the struggle against COVID-19 cuts
Special to Workers World | workers.org | 2020-05-29
Special to Workers World The City University of New York is the largest urban public university system in the United States. It has 275,000 students, spread over 11 senior colleges funded by New York state; seven community colleges, funded by New York City; and seven postgraduate institutions. Its students are . . . | Continue reading CUNY and the struggle against COVID-19 cuts at Workers.org
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Ontario takes over running of nursing homes where military documented systematic negligence
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
Decades of austerity, privatizations and the gutting of workers' wages and conditions have resulted in a massive loss of life from COVID-19 in Canada's long-term care facilities.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/onnh…

In Colombia, the pandemic is widening inequality in access to education
Zoe PC | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-29
Popular educator, professor and militant Harold García discusses how the pandemic has put stress on the public education system of Colombia and made access to education even less equal…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/29/in-colomb…

American ruling class exploits the pandemic to escalate assault on jobs and wages
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
Major US corporations that have received billions in government bailout money are slashing thousands of jobs while protecting their corporate executives and biggest shareholders.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/pers…

Is It Time to Boycott the United States?
John Feffer | zcomm.org | 2020-05-29
The G7 kicked Russia out over its invasion of Crimea. Does the U.S. assault on international laws, treaties, and democracy itself warrant the same treatment?>…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/is-it-time-to-boyc…

"Deadly Exchange": America's Racist Policing Has Roots in Israel
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-29
During training sessions in Israel, American police delegations meet with Israeli military, police, and intelligence agencies and taught what Israel calls counterterrorism, but is in fact no more than "refining methods of racial profiling."
mintpressnews.com/deadly-exchange-americ…

30 migrants in Libya killed after death of human trafficker
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-29
The chaos created by the NATO-led invasion of Libya in 2011 has made the country a breeding ground for human trafficking to Europe, leading to hundreds of deaths each year…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/29/30-migran…

UK: Johnson government forced to retreat over attacks on migrant NHS workers
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
The government had insisted that only doctors, nurses, and paramedics would be made exempt from the NHS surcharge and that only their families qualified for indefinite leave to remain (permanent residence) in the event of their death.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/surc…

Pandemic and Trump's anti-migrant agenda
| workers.org | 2020-05-29
By B.L.S. The following is a slightly edited talk given during the Workers World Party webinar "What Road to Socialism?"on May 16. I'm humbled and thankful to have this opportunity to share some of my firsthand experiences with y'all. As a legal assistant, I work closely with asylum seekers who . . . | Continue reading Pandemic and Trump's anti-migrant agenda at Workers.org
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Financial press hails Australian government's union-employer offensive against workers
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
The unions have committed to a sweeping pro-business overhaul of workplace conditions and industrial relations on the pretext of the pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/mcma…

Letter from an American teacher: "In a pandemic, no one is safe unless we are all safe."
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
The WSWS Teacher Newsletter has received this letter from a high school AP Biology teacher in the Bay Area, California for publication.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/lett…

Amid worsening economic downturn, European Union moves to set up bailout fund
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
The move to establish the new fund comes amid warnings that the effects of the pandemic on the European economy are far more serious than had been initially anticipated.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/euro…

Child poverty and hunger set to spike in Puerto Rico
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
Even before the pandemic, the island was reeling from a decade-long economic recession, chronically low labor force participation rates and a public debt crisis that served as a pretext for years of severe austerity policies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/puer…

2.1 million new claims for unemployment insurance bring total to 40 million
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-29
San José, CA – On Thursday, May 28, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that there were 2.1 million new claims for state unemployment insurance in the previous week ending May 23. This was down from 2.4 million new claims the week before, showing that the wave of layoffs from the pandemic and efforts to control it is going down. At the same time this is still more than ten times the pre-recession level and brings the total number of new applications to 40 million in the last ten weeks. | The total number of people receiving benefits through both the regular state unemployment and the Federal Pandemic Unemployme…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/5/29/21-milli…

Corporate university–pandemic edition
David Ruccio | mronline.org | 2020-05-29
Will colleges and universities reopen in the fall? That's the question on the minds of many these day–administrators, faculty, staff, students, and their families, not to mention the communities in which they live.
mronline.org/2020/05/29/corporate-univer…

Local television stations broadcast fake news stories scripted by Amazon
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
Reporters at nearly a dozen local news stations in the US dutifully read from scripts prepared by Amazon while broadcasting public relations videos prepared and edited by the company.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/apro…

Democrats fueling corporate counter-revolution against progressives
David Sirota | zcomm.org | 2020-05-29
Democrats in Washington are not just passively failing to mount an opposition to Trump. They are actively helping Republicans…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/democrats-fueling-…

Western Reaction to China Shows the Bad Old Days Haven't Passed
James O'Neill | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-29
One of the most tiresome clichés uttered by the western nations, including Australia, is their alleged commitment to the "rules based international order". By this they generally mean a set of rules of supposed international authority, to which all developed nations are expected to adhere. Those who allegedly failed to do so are labelled as …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/05/western-react…

Trump intrudes in China-India border standoff
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
US President Donald Trump intruded into the tense border standoff between China and India Wednesday with a spurious offer to mediate and even "arbitrate" "their now raging border dispute."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/inch…

New Details Of Deadly No-Knock Warrant Show Just How Reckless Police Can Be
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-29
PAR uncovers new information on the dangers of serving no-knock warrants and analyzes the raid that killed 26-year-old EMT Breonna Taylor. Cop watcher Kenneth Dunham alleges continued intimidation from local Oregon police.
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Bethune's socialized medicine and the public health crisis today
Pratyush Chandra | mronline.org | 2020-05-29
We are at war! The heads of states throughout the globe are posing as chieftains in this quixotic war against an enemy who no one understands.
mronline.org/2020/05/29/bethunes-sociali…

New Details Of Deadly No-Knock Warrant Shows Just How Reckless Police Can Be
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-29
PAR uncovers new information on the dangers of serving no-knock warrants and analyzes the raid that killed 26-year-old EMT Breonna Taylor. Cop watcher Kenneth Dunham alleges continued intimidation from local Oregon police.
therealnews.com/stories/police-accountab…

Attorney Lee Merritt speaks on conspiracy to cover-up Ahmaud Arbery's murder
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
Merritt spoke to the WSWS Wednesday about developments in the Arbery case and what has been exposed about the efforts of the police and prosecutors to whitewash the killing.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/arbr…

You Sided With The Abuser Like A Fucking Cliché
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-29
You told your son he shouldn't displease his mother when he showed you the bite marks and bruises. | You chugged Nyquil while your husband raped your daughters and pretended to faint whenever they tried to tell you. | You invited the priest for dinner every Thursday and called your son an evil liar when he said what happens during prayer time. | You shrieked "rioting" and "looting" when people expressed their anger about cops murdering them with impunity. | You shrieked "terrorism" and "antisemitism" when Palestinians rose up against genocide and apartheid. | You called child rape in the Church a conspiracy theor…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/you-sid…

Emily Maitlis is No Media Hero: She Simply Forgot What She and the BBC Are There To Do
Jonathan Cook | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-29
The wrong conclusions are being drawn about Emily Maitlis's comments on Dominic Cummings on the BBC flagship Newsnight show this week. Her remarks are not evidence of her courage, or that journalists are being gagged, or that the BBC is suddenly capitulating to the government. | The problem is caused by our desire to focus on whether Maitlis was right or wrong about Cummings, Boris Johnson's chief adviser, breaking the lockdown rules. But it is actually a distraction to fixate on the issue of whether Maitlis should or should not have been allowed to express the widely shared view

Health Care Crisis: Future Is Up To Us
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-05-29
A society that is governed in such a way that it fails to protect its people from the catastrophic harm of the COVID 19 pandemic is a society ripe for revolutionary transformation. The pandemic crisis exposes capitalism's inability to solve the problems it has created for humankind and the earth. The future depends on our class'

40 Million Health Workers Endorse Green Recovery
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-05-29
More than 40 million doctors and nurses are in, and they are prescribing a green recovery from the economic devastation caused by the new coronavirus. | More than 350 health organizations representing some 40 million medical professionals, as well as more than 4,500 individual health workers from 90 countries, signed a letter to the G20 leaders Tuesday urging them to craft what they are promoting as a #HealthyRecovery by taking measures such as reforming fossil fuel subsidies and fighting pollution and deforestation. | "A truly healthy recovery will not allow pollution to continue to cloud the air we breathe and…
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Black And Minority-Owned Businesses Are Denied Virus Relief Funds
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-05-29
Many Black and Latino business owners say they are on the verge of losing their businesses because they are currently out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, that may not be the only reason because according to a new survey, these two minority groups have also been side-lined and are barely benefiting from the Paycheck Protection Program and other government aid efforts. | The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that is intended to provide some form of financial aid to small business owners who are finding it hard to function a…
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Doctors Demand Hospital Industry Stop Funding Dark Money Lobby Group
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-05-29
A progressive organization of 23,000 physicians from across the U.S. demanded Thursday that the American Hospital Association (AHA) divest completely from a dark-money lobbying group that has spent millions combating Medicare for All and instead devote those financial resources to the fight against Covid-19 and to better support for patients and healthcare workers. | Dr. Adam Gaffney, president of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), said in a statement that "the Covid-19 pandemic has stretched hospitals' resources to the limit, and the AHA should not waste precious member hospitals' funds lobbying ag…
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US Military To Fight Drug Trafficking In Colombia Along Venezuela Border
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-05-29
A US brigade of special anti-drug units will arrive in Colombia in support of an operation announced by Washington in April that actually seeks to deploy military forces in the country's border states with Venezuela. | The US Embassy in Colombia announced in a statement that a Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) will travel to Colombia under the guise of helping it in its fight against drug trafficking. | The mission will begin in early June, extend over several months, and focus its efforts on the Zonas Futuro, as delimited by the Colombian government. | The Zonas Futuro cover 2.4 percent of Colombian terri…
popularresistance.org/us-military-to-fig…

Scheer Intelligence: The 'Mass Murder Program' Behind America's Rise To Power
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-05-29
The Cold War–how it was fought and brutally won by the U.S. on global scale–has defined international politics for more than half a century. That is the central argument of journalist Vincent Bevins' new book, "The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World." Through meticulous research and extensive interviews with over a hundred people in more than a dozen countries and several languages, Bevins connects the dots between a U.S.-sponsored terror scheme that killed more than a million civilians in Indonesia in the 1960s, and the slaughter of le…
popularresistance.org/scheer-intelligenc…

Minnesota National Guard: Stand Down For Black Lives
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2020-05-29
We write you as fellow veterans and service members with full knowledge of what's at stake as many of you are being asked to mobilize against civilians in your own country. As your neighbors fill the streets demanding the justice this country promised them, your command is undoubtedly telling you that you're being activated in service to your community. And yet, it is your community members who fill the streets, while your Commander in Chief tweets about using you to murder people over something as insignificant as property damage. A moral choice lies before you. As veterans who have faced similar tests of consci…
popularresistance.org/minnesota-national…

Sri Lankan government responds to rising COVID-19 infections by abandoning expatriate workers
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
The Rajapakse government's ruthless attitude towards the stranded migrant workers is matched by its hostility to ordinary people inside Sri Lankan.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/slec…

Russia's right-wing opposition tries to gain from COVID-19 crisis
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
As President Vladimir Putin's poll numbers fall to historically low levels, right-wing opposition leader Alexei Navalny seeks to present himself as a defender of health care workers and "the people."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/runa…

Showing two fingers to 'the science'? BoJo gives green light to lockdown lifting despite NO CHANGE in coronavirus threat level
rt.com | 2020-05-29
The UK government has been accused of reneging on its promise to always be led "by the science," after its signaled lockdown measures will be relaxed

The Class Politics of Coronavirus Responses in the Americas
Kevin Funk | commondreams.org | 2020-05-29
Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro (Alan Santos/PR via Wikimedia Commons) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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With COP 26 Pushed to Late 2021 Due to Pandemic, World Leaders Urged Not to Delay Climate Action
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-29
Organizers of the United Nations COP 26 climate change conference that has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic announced Thursday that the summit will now be held during the first two weeks of November 2021 in Glasgow—prompting a new wave of calls for world leaders to pursue a green and just recovery to the ongoing public health crisis. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Amid Global Pandemic—With Nearly 363,000 Dead—Trump Terminates US Ties With the World Health Organization
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-29
"When every single country in the world is able to work with the WHO, except for one whose president advocates treating coronavirus with bleach and UV light, who do you think is at fault?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/05/29/amid-gl…

Mnuchin and DeVos Sued for Unlawful Seizure of Student Loan Borrowers' Tax Refunds During Pandemic
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-29
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and the federal departments they run were hit with a class-action lawsuit Friday for illegal seizures of thousands of student borrowers' tax refunds during the coronavirus pandemic, which has left over 40 million Americans jobless and familes across the country struggling to stay in their homes and keep food on the table. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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At Least 9 Million US Households With Children Are 'Not At All Confident' They'll Be Able to Afford Food Next Month, Census Survey Finds
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-29
A poll released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week revealed that at least nine million American households that include children are unsure whether they'll be able to access enough food in the next four weeks, while millions more are experiencing housing insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2020/05/29/least-9…

Reminder to the Press: Trump's Deadly Covid-19 Failures Are Still Happening
Dan Froomkin | commondreams.org | 2020-05-29
When it comes to the virus, Washington is doing basically none of the things we need it to do. (Photo: Pete Marovich/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/views/2020/05/29/remind…

Corporate Lawsuits Could Devastate Poor Countries Grappling With COVID-19
Manuel Pérez Rocha | commondreams.org | 2020-05-29
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Warren holds fundraiser for Biden, drops "MedicareFor All"
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2020-05-29
Elizabeth Warren's populist pretensions were nothing more than a marketing tool, to be discarded as soon as they become inconvenient.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/28/1883334…

German Official Leaks Report Denouncing Corona as 'A Global False Alarm'
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-05-29
Germany's federal government and mainstream media are engaged in damage control after a report that challenges the established Corona narrative leaked from the interior ministry. | Some of the report key passages are: | The dangerousness of Covid-19 was overestimated: probably at no point did the danger posed by the new virus go beyond the normal level. | The people who die from Corona are essentially those who would statistically die this year, because they have reached the end of their lives and their weakened bodies can no longe…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/05/29/ge…

Trump's Anti-China Hysteria Goes Nuclear
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-05-29
The Trump administration's scapegoating of China over its own disastrous mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic has relied on baseless conspiracy theory, unscientific claims and hyperbole. This week the president's National Security Advisor went further by comparing the virus outbreak to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. | In a U.S. media interview, Robert O'Brien repeated baseless claims that China was guilty of a "cover up" in responding to…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/05/29/tr…

A dozen workers test positive for Covid-19 at Cardenas Market in East Oakland
Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-05-29
Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic in Oakland:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/28/1883335…

Gray Panther Alert: Thur May 28, Online Teach-In: COVID Crisis in California Nursing Homes
Posted by Lynda Carson | indybay.org | 2020-05-29
Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic Crisis In California Nursing Homes In California: Posted by Lynda Carson, from the Gray Panthers of Berkeley, and Alameda County:…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/27/1883332…

US Death Toll Hits 100,000 People, Trump Made Covid-19 Much Worse
Jon Queally, Common Dreams | indybay.org | 2020-05-29
To assist those wanting a more simple accounting of how President Donald Trump's mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic, Public Citizen released a fresh list of a dozen specific ways the president's decisions and public pronouncements served to speed up the spread of the deadly virus.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/28/1883333…

Extremely Growing Inequality Destroys Democracy
Albrecht Mueller | indybay.org | 2020-05-29
When one percent have half of the wealth, mistrust and cynicism drown out public spirit and trust between the generations. A fair tax system includes closing tax havens, micro-second trading, stock buybacks and insider trading…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/28/1883335…

Friday 5/29: Dolores Huerta's 90th Birthday Celebration for DHF COVID19 Relief Fund
Dolores Huerta Foundation | indybay.org | 2020-05-29
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/28/1883335…

Friday 5/29: Justice Beats Virtual Festival and Fundraiser for COVID-19 Crisis Relief
Center for Constitutional Rights & others | indybay.org | 2020-05-29
Online via livestream: www.justicebeats.com/
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/29/1883336…

Transit Workers & The Fight Against Covid with TWU 250a President Roger Marenco
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2020-05-29
Roger Marenco, president of SF TWU 250a talks about the battle to defend members against Covid and how they were forced to take action on their own initiative to protect their health and safety. He also discussed the workplace bullying by management against members and the failure of Cal-OSHA to even visit the transit operation to check if workers and the public were being protected.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/27/1883331…

Friday 5/29: Oakland From Covid-19 To Cops: We Can't Breath Caravan
People's Strike Bay Area | indybay.org | 2020-05-29
There will be a day of action focusing worker protection from Covid-19, the murder of Blacks repression and against gentrification and privatization by billionaires like A's owner John Fisher who also runs the KIPP and Rocketship charter school chains.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/28/1883334…

George Floyd's Murder: Hitting the Streets of Oakland and Wanting a World Worth Fighting For
APTP | indybay.org | 2020-05-29
An anonymous group has called for a display of "vengeance" Friday night beginning at Oscar Grant Plaza at 8pm in response to the murder of George Floyd.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/28/1883335…

Monkeys attack lab technician, STEAL Covid-19 blood samples in India
rt.com | 2020-05-29
A gang of monkeys assaulted an employee of a medical college in northern India and snatched blood samples of coronavirus-positive patients from him, causing panic among locals. | The brazen attack took place in broad daylight on the campus of the state-run medical college in the town of Meerut in the state of Uttar Pradesh earlier this week. | The laboratory technician was transporting the tests from four patients undergoing treatment for Covid-19. All of a sudden, "monkeys grabbed and fled with the blood samples," Dr. S. K. Garg, a top official at the college, told Reuters. | The authorities said it wasn't cl…
rt.com/news/490130-india-monkey-coronavi…

Trump, Macron agree G7 meeting should be held in person, White House says
rt.com | 2020-05-29
US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed that the G7 meeting should be held in person, and in the near future, the White House has said. The two leaders discussed the issue in a phone call on Thursday. | In March, Trump canceled the Group of Seven leaders meeting scheduled for June 10 in the United States. The move came as the coronavirus outbreak was spreading around the world and international travel was curtailed. | Last week, Trump said he may seek to revive the idea of a face-to-face meeting, because he said it would send a message that the world is getting back to normal. He…
rt.com/newsline/490092-trump-macron-g7-p…

Toxic vapor leak discovered at Russia's space booster in French Guiana
rt.com | 2020-05-29
A toxic vapor leak was detected coming from the Russian Fregat upper-stage rocket which is stored at the space center in French Guiana. It was supposed to deliver satellites, but the operation was halted over the coronavirus. | The oxidizer vapor detection system at the booster's storage facility began giving sporadic alarm signals a week ago, the press-service of Russia's space agency Roscosmos said. | A group of experts from the makers of the rocket at NPO Lavochkin and other Russian space industry firms are getting ready to make the journey to French Guiana, which borders Brazil and Suriname. They're expect…
rt.com/russia/490166-russia-space-leak-f…

Denmark will conduct random checks for Covid-19 at borders and holiday sites, PM says
rt.com | 2020-05-29
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has said random checks for the Covid-19 virus will be carried out at the country's borders and holiday destinations as it prepares to reopen to visitors from some European countries. | Frederiksen said Friday that Denmark will open its borders to tourists from Norway, Germany and Iceland on June 15. She said tourists who wish to visit must book in advance a hotel outside of Copenhagen for at least six nights. | "Like everyone else, we are opening Denmark again. We are doing it in a controlled and gradual manner," Frederiksen said. | The country is planning to reopen its…
rt.com/news/490131-denmark-tourism-covid…

Austria says shoppers won't need to wear face masks from June 15 as lockdown rules are relaxed
rt.com | 2020-05-29
Austria's shoppers will no longer be required to wear face masks, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Friday, as he outlined the next phase of loosening coronavirus restrictions. "Face masks will no longer be compulsory in shops or in school," Kurz told reporters. The changes will take effect on June 15. | Masks will still be compulsory on public transport, in health facilities including pharmacies, and at service providers where social distancing cannot be ensured, such as hairdressers. | A limit allowing bars and restaurants to seat no more than four adults at a table will be lifted, and a mandatory closing ti…
rt.com/newsline/490160-austria-kurz-shop…

'Sanctions can't solve problems': EU rules out punishing China over Hong Kong
rt.com | 2020-05-29
While the US has vowed "powerful action" against Beijing over its handling of the unrest in Hong Kong, the EU has made it clear that sanctions are not the way to resolve tensions over the national security legislation. | "I don't think that sanctions are the way to solve problems in China," EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said during a press briefing on Friday. All members of the bloc bar one have brushed aside the prospect of sanctions being imposed on Beijing, he said. | Likewise, Brussels won't put its dealings with Beijing on hold, and the 2020 EU-China summit

Staff with no masks, bosses likening Covid-19 to flu: US family tell RT of legal vendetta over their father's death at care home
rt.com | 2020-05-29
An elderly Californian died a lonely death after sharing a room with a Covid-19 patient at a care home where staff weren't allowed to wear masks as bosses feared the facility could be shut down, his daughter and lawyer told RT. | …
rt.com/news/490103-california-elderly-co…

Russian military, diplomats to negotiate agreement with Syria on more facilities & maritime access
rt.com | 2020-05-29
President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia's defense and foreign ministries on Friday to hold talks with Damascus, with a view to Moscow obtaining additional facilities and maritime access in Syria. | A protocol could be signed to the agreement with Syria on deploying Russia's air task force, which stipulates the transfer of additional facilities and water area to the force, according to the president's instruction posted on the government's legal information web portal. | The ministries were instructed to hold negotiations with the Syrian side and, upon reaching an agreement, sign the protocol on Russia's behalf…
rt.com/newsline/490172-russia-syria-air-…

Saudi Arabia, UN to host virtual Yemen donors conference next week
rt.com | 2020-05-29
Saudi Arabia confirmed on Friday it will host a virtual donors conference next week for Yemen, together with the United Nations. Yemen's government was ousted from the capital Sanaa by the Houthi movement in 2014, before a Saudi-led military coalition intervened in 2015 to try to restore President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. | A directive from King Salman confirmed Tuesday's donor conference in Riyadh, where the UN aspires to raise $2.4 billion for the world's biggest aid operation, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency. | Millions need aid in Yemen, and the nation risks being overwhelmed by the coronaviru…
rt.com/newsline/490126-saudi-un-yemen-co…

Hero Moscow taxi driver saves woman from capture & torture after she orders a ride
rt.com | 2020-05-29
A Russian taxi driver is being hailed as a hero for helping to save a woman from captivity. While en route to pick her up, the hostage relayed her story to the driver through a taxi app, he subsequently called the cops. | …
rt.com/russia/490108-taxi-driver-saves-w…

Thanks, but no thanks? Trump rebuffed after offering to mediate India-China border standoff
rt.com | 2020-05-29
Both New Delhi and Beijing have signaled a lack of interest in Donald Trump involving himself in their affairs, after the US president suggested he could help resolve a territorial dispute between the two nations. | China and India have been engaged in a tense border dispute, with reports earlier this month of military build-up and clashes. Trump said earlier this week that he was "ready, willing and able to mediate" between the two countries

EU foreign ministers agree on tougher China policy but are ready for 'honest dialogue'
rt.com | 2020-05-29
Foreign ministers from EU states agreed to toughen their strategy on China on Friday amid concerns about China's new security law for Hong Kong, Reuters said. The ministers had a meeting via video link for the first discussion before two EU-China summits this year. One is expected at the end of June and another in September. | "We need, and are ready, to have an open and honest dialogue with China," EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told reporters after the meeting. "There's a lack of progress on negotiations (on market access for European companies in China)," Borrell said. | The bloc will prepare a new E…
rt.com/newsline/490116-eu-tougher-china-…

3 years of 'isolation': Qatar denies rumors it plans to exit Gulf bloc
rt.com | 2020-05-29
Qatar has denied that it plans to quit the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), as Doha prepares to mark three years of isolation led by the regional bloc's heavyweight Saudi Arabia. The gas-rich state cautioned, however, that the effort to isolate Doha economically and politically meant people in the region were "doubting" the GCC. | Rumors of Qatar's imminent departure from the GCC, founded in 1981 and headquartered in Riyadh, have been swirling in Gulf capitals in recent weeks. Qatar's Assistant Foreign Minister Lolwah Al-Khater told AFP that "reports claiming that Qatar is considering leaving the GCC are wholly…
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WATCH Russian jets chase US nuclear bombers away from country's borders
rt.com | 2020-05-29
Russian jets were scrambled to intercept US B-1B Lancer strategic bombers, which approached the country's airspace over the Black and Baltic Seas, with the high-altitude action captured on video. | The American nuclear-capable warplanes heading in the direction of Russian airspace were first tracked by radar, before the Sukhoi Su-27P and Su-30SM were sent to greet them in the skies above neutral Black Sea waters. | The jets approached the US bombers at a "safe distance," with the move resulting in the B-1Bs reversing their course, the Defense Ministry said as it released the footage. | The Russian planes th…
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WATCH Russian jets chase US strategic bombers away from country's borders
rt.com | 2020-05-29
Russian jets were scrambled to intercept US B-1B Lancer strategic bombers, which approached the country's airspace over the Black and Baltic Seas, with the high-altitude action captured on video. | The American nuclear-capable warplanes heading in the direction of Russian airspace were first tracked by radar, before the Sukhoi Su-27P and Su-30SM were sent to greet them in the skies above neutral Black Sea waters. | The jets approached the US bombers at a "safe distance," with the move resulting in the B-1Bs reversing their course, the Defense Ministry said as it released the footage. | The Russian planes th…
rt.com/russia/490168-russia-jets-us-stra…

Twitter blocks WHITE HOUSE tweet for 'glorifying violence' after it reposts Trump warning from official government account
rt.com | 2020-05-29
Twitter has hidden a warning from US President Donald Trump to the Minnesota governor behind a censorship notice, as well as the tweet from the official White House account reposting the president's message. | The social media platform warned that the president's message to Democratic governor Tim Walz about sending in the National Guard "violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence." | | © Twitter | The tweet, posted from the @WhiteHouse account, repeated the content of an earlier tweet Trump had posted from his personal account (which was also covered by the censorship message about "glorifyin…
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'White liberal Hillary supporters bigger threat than the KKK': CNN's Van Jones channels Malcolm X with warning
rt.com | 2020-05-29
CNN commentator Van Jones has invoked the wrath of a thousand Karens, warning black people that they have more to fear from "white liberal Hillary Clinton supporters" who pretend to be allies than they do from the KKK. | Declaring that the black community is "fragile" and "tired" after years of lies about "progress" always being around the next corner even as innocent black men are killed in broad daylight, Jones took aim at who he believed was responsible. "It's not the racist white person who's in the Ku Klux Klan that we have to worry about," he said on CNN on Friday. "It's the white liberal Hillary Clinton…
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UK: Weston General Hospital shuts due to coronavirus outbreak among staff
wsws.org | 2020-05-29
The outbreak reveals the enormous dangers to the health and lives of National Health Service workers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/29/west…

With Nation Focused on Pandemic, Trump Interior Dept. to Greenlight Killing of Bear Cubs and Wolf Pups in Their Dens
Julia Conley | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-29
President Donald Trump's National Park Service plans to finalize rules this week that will allow hunters in Alaska to kill bear cubs and wolf pups while they are in their dens, reversing Obama-era regulations meant to prevent destabilization of …
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Minneapolis Protests Police Murder of George Floyd: Day 2
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2020-05-28
Minneapolis, MN

FRSO leader Steff Yorek: '100,000 are dead and capitalism is making the pandemic a human-made disaster'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-28
Minneapolis, MN – Political Secretary of Freedom Road Socialist Organization Steff Yorek stated on May 26, "The United States has just reached a grim milestone, 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 with no end in sight, earning this country the dubious distinction of edging into the top ten for deaths per person, with 30.46 deaths per 100,000." | Meanwhile Trump has continued to show an utter disregard for the loss of life. The federal response has been weak, ineffectual, has intentionally undermined state public health plans and continues to steal PPE and testing supplies from states. | Yorek continued, "Trump is fueli…
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Uprising underway in Minneapolis
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-28
Minneapolis, MN

Police repress protests demanding justice for George Floyd
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-28
Protests broke out in Minneapolis following the brutal murder of 46-year-old George Floyd at the hands of a city police officer. The protests, demanding justice for Floyd and an end to racist police violence, were met with violent repression by the police who fired tear gas, water cannons and attacked protesters with batons. His family and social movements in the US demand that the officers responsible for his murder be brought to justice.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/28/police-re…

"No Justification": Minneapolis Demands Murder Charges for Police Officer Who Killed George Floyd
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-28
Parts of Minneapolis erupted into flames Wednesday night as residents again took to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed by white police officer Derek Chauvin on Monday. A viral video shows Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd's neck for a number of minutes as Floyd repeatedly says "I cannot breathe." Three other officers stood by as George Floyd suffocated. They have been identified as Tou Thao, Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng. All four officers were fired on Tuesday. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has called on prosecutors to file criminal charges against Derek Chauvin. We speak wit…
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Minnesota rolls out National Guard to stop riots & looting, 'ensure safety' of peaceful protests over George Floyd killing
rt.com | 2020-05-28
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has called in National Guard units after law enforcement failed to "provide safety" in Minneapolis as furious protests over the police killing of George Floyd erupted into vandalism, arson and looting. | Meeting an earlier request from the city's mayor to bring the situation under control, the Guard was activated on Thursday in the wake of intense street confrontations and chaos the night prior, which saw a number of businesses burned down and destroyed and at least one man killed, reportedly a looter. | "Unfortunately, some individuals have engaged in unlawful and dangerous activit…
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Battleground Minnesota: Disturbing VIDEOS show aftermath of violent riots over police killing of black man
rt.com | 2020-05-28
A night of rioting and looting has left multiple buildings torched and businesses ransacked in Minneapolis, after protests over the police killing of an unarmed black man escalated into violence. | Footage from the scene shows the scale of the destruction, with the city's streets starting to resemble a war zone. On Wednesday night, multiple buildings across the city were set on fire, with smoke and fire still billowing from the ruins in the morning. | This is war torn America. We should all be ashamed. pic.twitter.com/sYTCGd5Hok– üá∫&u…
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Minneapolis police investigate 'homicide' amid reports of 'looter shot dead by pawn shop owner'
rt.com | 2020-05-28
A suspected looter has reportedly been shot and killed in Minneapolis after a protest over police brutality escalated into a full-blown riot, with a law enforcement spokesman confirming one homicide amid the unrest. | Though few details have yet emerged about the murder

Statement on the lynching of George Floyd
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-28
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from Frank Chapman, Executive Director National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | Yet another murder of an unarmed Black person in the month of May. Finan Berhe, in Springfield, MD, Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, GA, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, KY and now George Floyd in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN and all this in the worst pandemic in a century. What an outrage, what an American made tragedy that the lynching of Black people continues unabated, that racist terror continues to stalk the land like a beast of prey. With the brutal, callous…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/5/27/statemen…

Teaching Marx in a pandemic
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-05-28
Barnaby Raine writes to mark the launch of a new class on Marx and his writing, as part of The Brooklyn Institute summer season…
mronline.org/2020/05/28/teaching-marx-in…

Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump's War on Iran?
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies | commondreams.org | 2020-05-28
CODEPINK protesters at Congressional hearing on Iran in 2015. (Photo: CODEPINK) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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General Appeal Regarding the International Health Emergency –Covid 19
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-28
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following appeal that was initiated by the German Communist Party (DKP), Communist Party Of Peoples Of Spain (CPPS), and the Communist Party Of Venezuela (CPV). Freedom Road Socialist Organization is among the signers. | The Communist and Workers' parties that suscribe the present APPEAL declare: | 1. The serious international situation which has come from the unstoppable global capitalist crisis – now expressed as a health emergency that spreads throughout so many countries – requires strong and decisive social and political action that puts the needs of the worki…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/5/28/general-…

Trump the Peace Candidate? This President Abhors International Treaties
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-28
Trump and his advisers are opposed to any international bodies on principle, most particularly if they are not completely supportive of U.S. policies | Let us consider why the Donald Trump White House is currently considering detonating a nuclear weapon. It would be the first "test" of a nuke since 1992 and is clearly intended to send a message that those weapons sitting around in storage will be available for use. The…
thealtworld.com/philip_giraldi/trump-the…

Video: Russian Warplanes in Libya
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-28
The US has finally discovered whom to blame for the ongoing escalation of the conflict in Libya. | On May 26, the US African Command (AFRICOM) claimed that Russia had deployed warplanes to Libya to support the Libyan National Army of …
globalresearch.ca/video-russian-warplane…

"Fight Back!": ACT UP Members & Tony Kushner Remember Trailblazing AIDS Activist Larry Kramer
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-28
We discuss the life and legacy of Larry Kramer, the legendary writer and trailblazing activist in the fight against AIDS, who has died at the age of 84. Kramer helped start Gay Men's Health Crisis and ACT UP to demand life-saving drugs, and faced off with Dr. Anthony Fauci before the two became friends. Many credit Kramer for saving thousands of lives. We hear from Kramer in his own words at the 2019 anti-corporate Queer Liberation March and host a roundtable with two former ACT UP members: "Gay USA" host Ann Northrop and Yale epidemiologist Gregg Gonsalves. We also speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright To…
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/28/rip_larry…

Hirak protests continue across Algeria in solidarity with political prisoners
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-28
Algeria witnessed a fresh round of anti-government protests on May 25, Monday in solidarity with political prisoners associated with the Hirak movement, who are being held in jails on frivolous and motivated charges. Rallies and demonstrations were conducted in cities across Algeria, coinciding with the Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations. A ban on public demonstrations and other restrictions are in force in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. | One of the main sites of Monday's protest was Kherrata city in Bejaia province, east of Algerian capital Algiers. The city holds particular significance as it is where the Hir…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/28/hirak-pro…

Salt Lake to protest police killings on national day of action May 30
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-28
Salt Lake City, UT

Trump the Peace Candidate? This President Abhors International Treaties
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-05-28
Let us consider why the Donald Trump White House is currently considering detonating a nuclear weapon. It would be the first "test" of a nuke since 1992 and is clearly intended to send a message that those weapons sitting around in storage will be available for use. The testing is in response to alleged development of low-yield tactical nuclear devices by Beijing and Moscow, a claim that is unsupported by any evidence a…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/05/28/tr…

Israeli Forces Dismantle Four Palestinian-owned Produce Stalls, Stop Construction of Structures
Ali Salam | imemc.org | 2020-05-28
Aref Daraghmeh, a local activist, told Palestinian WAFA News Agency that Israeli forces dismantled four stalls set up by residents to be used to sell vegetables and fruits, in Bardala and Ein al-Bayda villages, Northern Jordan Valley. It was noted that troops also confiscated large amounts of the produce, reducing …
imemc.org/article/israeli-forces-dismant…

Huawei ban drags China, U.S. into tech cold war
Eds. | mronline.org | 2020-05-28
Industries prepare for decoupling as worst scenario, accelerating homegrown technologies as Washington hawks destroy global supply chain.
mronline.org/2020/05/28/huawei-ban-drags…

Ecuadorians resist government's attempt to push through neoliberal reforms
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-28
Trade unions and movements allege that Moreno is taking advantage of the crisis generated by COVID-19 pandemic to advance with the regressive economic reforms ordered by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/28/ecuadoria…

US announces end of sanction waivers under nuclear deal to Iran
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-28
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced the end of exemptions provided under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to some foreign companies to work on certain Iranian nuclear sites. The waiver was renewed every 60 days despite the unilateral US withdrawal from the deal in 2018…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/28/us-announ…

The Tests: The Achilles Heel of the COVID-19 House of Cards
Dr. Pascal Sacré | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-28
"The tool is not the problem, it's what we do with it." |

Will U.S. Shale Survive if Oil Price Hits $40?
Irina Slav | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-28
Within a month, the U.S. oil benchmark West Texas Intermediate recorded two first-of-a-kind events. First, it fell below zero on April 20. Then, it soared up so high it is about to book its best month ever, CNBC's Pippa Stevens …
globalresearch.ca/will-us-shale-survive-…

Congress Is Poised to Pass Far-reaching Israeli Wish List
Josh Ruebner | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-28
With the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's passage of the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2020 last week, the current Congress is now poised to enact with little transparency its most far-reaching bill related to Israel at the height …
globalresearch.ca/congress-pass-israeli-…

The Spectre of a "China-centric World"
Prof. Yakov M. Rabkin | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-28
A spectre is haunting the United States–the spectre of a "China-centric world". By voicing this concern President Trump pledges to "Keep America Great". Some of the European allies echo this concern. Others remain conspicuously silent. But what exactly is this …
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