2021-05-03: News Headlines

Beau Peters (2021-05-03). Approaching Poverty Systemically. dissidentvoice.org Man laying on sidewalk (Image Source: Pexels) As we face the stark reality that one in seven Americans are projected to have resources below the poverty level in 2021, the world demands systemic solutions. No problem as widespread as poverty in America and across the world can be blamed entirely on the individuals and families …

Don Fitz (2021-05-03). What Would a Deep Green New Deal Look Like? counterpunch.org The Green New Deal has attracted perhaps the greatest attention of any proposal for decades. It would guarantee Medicare-for-All, Housing-for-All, student loan forgiveness and propose the largest economic growth in human history to address unemployment and climate change. But the last of these hits a stumbling block.

Paul Driessen (2021-05-03). Materials Acquisition For Global Industrial Change (MAGIC) — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Biden relies on adherence to climate crisis creed and belief in MAGIC to transform USA, world : | Via executive orders, regulatory edicts and partisan Green New Deal legislation, President Biden intends to slash US carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by 50% below their 2005 peak by 2030, and eliminate them (and fossil fuel use) by 2050. But as AOC's former chief of staff noted, the GND is not just about transforming America's energy system; it's about changing the entire economy. | This radical transformation is driven by three fundamental Articles of Faith, none of them based on reality.

Margaret Kimberley (2021-05-03). Gun Violence Starts at the Top. globalresearch.ca If the state reserves the right to commit mass murder no …

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

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

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Allies of Julian Assange Demand His Liberty on Press Freedom Day. sputniknews.com Supporters of the whistle-blowing website's founder highlighted the hypocrisy of US, British and European Union leaders' pious words on World Press Freedom Day, when they have contributed to Julian Assange's ongoing imprisonment.

Editor2 (2021-05-03). Revealed: The UK Government Campaign to Force Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy. orinocotribune.com By Matt Kennard — Apr 28, 2021 | A wide-ranging UK government campaign was brought to bear on Ecuador to press it to hand over WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, new information reveals. | ‚Ä¢ Prime minister Theresa May was told in March 2018 to 'butter up' Ecuador's president in order to get Assange out of Ecuadorian embassy in London | ‚Ä¢ Later in the year, May's government spent £20,000 to bring Ecuadorian officials and defence minister to UK | ‚Ä¢ British foreign minister arranged Daily Mail hit piece on WikiLeaks publisher days after his eviction f…

Pip Hinman (2021-05-03). Free Julian Assange protesters urge on World Press Day. greenleft.org.au World Press Freedom Day on May 3 was marked in many places, including outside the ABC Centre and Channel 7 studios where campaigners for Julian Assange's release gathered. Stephen Langford reports.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-05-03). CDC Officially Recommends COVID Jab for Pregnant Women. globalresearch.ca The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending …

J.P. Linstroth (2021-05-03). Brazilian Senate Will Question: Bolsonaro on COVID-19 Response. counterpunch.org The Supreme Court of Brazil has authorized a Senate Commission (CPI, Commisà£o Parlamentar de Inquérito) to investigate Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on his handling of COVID-19 in Brazil. The impetus for investigating the Brazilian president seems to be appropriate given how much Bolsonaro has downplayed the Coronavirus and the fact that Brazil has the second-highest

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

WSWS (2021-05-03). "Open letter" demands end to UK pandemic restrictions as official figures confirm COVID-19 is a "poor man's disease" wsws.org Ten of its signatories are also signatories to the Great Barrington Declaration, launched at the right-wing American Institute for Economic Research in Massachusetts on October 4 last year.

WSWS (2021-05-03). Facebook reverses censorship of WSWS article debunking "Wuhan Lab" conspiracy theory. wsws.org On Friday, Facebook notified users that it had wrongly censored them for posting a WSWS article debunking the false claim that COVID-19 was released from a Chinese lab.

Fight Back (2021-05-03). West Michigan labor unions rally for International Workers Day. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – West Michigan labor unions joined by community and social justice groups celebrated International Workers Day on May 1 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. | This year May Day for workers focused on safe working conditions during the COVID pandemic, unemployment for stage hands and gig workers who are out of jobs, and building a stronger union movement through the PRO Act. Other speakers from community and social justice groups talked about immigrant rights for workers, criminal justice reform needed in the wake of George Floyd's death, and the Equality Act in Congress. | "During this health crisis where…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-03). World Press Freedom Day: Western-style press freedom proves to be increasingly decaying. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Global TimesMay 3, 2021 Western-style press freedom proves to be increasingly decaying Excerpts …Western media outlets have done almost nothing in stopping wrong wars on our living planet in the past years, nor have they helped educate people to effectively combat public health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. To a certain extent, Western-style press …

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

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

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Blinken and Raab Hold Q&A Session as Day 1 of G7 Ministerial Meeting Wraps Up. sputniknews.com The foreign ministers of the G7 arrived in London this week for a three-day in-person gathering to discuss a wide range of issues, including COVID-19 and economic recovery, the climate crisis, China, and Russia.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). 'You Have to Be a Special Kind of Monster': B-Town Celebs Slam People Selling Fake COVID-19 Medicine. sputniknews.com On Monday, India saw a slight dip in its daily COVID-19 cases, registering 368,147 infections and at least 3,417 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry. At present, the nation's overall caseload is 19,925,604, with over 218,959 people having lost their lives since the onset of the pandemic.

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

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Grammy-Winning Roxette Guitarist Arrested at Freedom Demo Against COVID-19 Restrictions – Video. sputniknews.com Fifty-year-old Christoffer Lundquist, an established music producer, songwriter, and musician known for his work with the world-renowned group Roxette, joined the demonstration by the Freedom Movement to protest COVID-19 restrictions seen as limiting individual freedoms.

Yanis Iqbal (2021-05-03). Wage Stagnation in the Global North. zcomm.org In the few years before the COVID-19 crisis, annual average real wage growth for North America (Canada and USA) and Western Europe fluctuated between 0 and around 1 percent…

David Bacon (2021-05-03). Is the Abandonment of Guest Worker COVID Protections a Taste of Things to Come? zcomm.org The Farm Workforce Modernization Act is the dream of the industry…

news.un (2021-05-03). Global e-commerce jumps to $26.7 trillion, fuelled by COVID-19. news.un.org Parts of the online economy have boomed since COVID-19 began, while some pre-pandemic big-hitters have seen a reversal of their fortunes in the last year, amid widespread movement restrictions, UN economists have found.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-03). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Cared for in his own workplace for 121 days. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Robert Pintor works as a scheduling supervisor at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, so he was well aware of the impact of COVID-19 on the community. What he didn't expect was its impact on him and his family. This article is written by Mayo Clinic staff. When Robert Pintor picked up his wife's cough in November, they both …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-03). High vaccination rate is key to future course of COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic computer modeling shows. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Mayo Clinic data scientists who developed highly accurate computer modeling to predict trends for COVID-19 cases nationwide have new research that shows how important a high rate of vaccination is to reducing case numbers and controlling the pandemic. Vaccination is making a striking difference in Minnesota and keeping the current level of positive cases …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-03). What to know about youth summer camps during COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection at youth summer camp. But what do those guidelines mean for families and children who look forward to the ritual of attending overnight or day summer camp?"There not one strategy that's going to completely eliminate risk. But using multiple …

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

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

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-03). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Avoid preventable vision loss. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Has your eyesight become blurry? Do you have glaucoma, but you haven't been in for an exam or treatment? Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many people may have delayed eye appointments. Dr. Cheryl Khanna, a Mayo Clinic ophthalmologist, says it's important to catch eye diseases early. "I think the main take-home message is that if you …

Ralph Wendt, Lutgarde Thijs, Sven Kalbitz, Harald Mischak, Justyna Siwy, Julia Raad, Jochen Metzger, Barbara Neuhaus, Heiko von der Leyen, Emmanuel Dudoignon, Alexandre Mebazaa, Goce Spasovski, Mimoza Milenkova, Aleksandra Canevska-Talevska, Beata Czerwie≈Ñska, Andrzej Wiecek, Bjà∂rn Peters, àÖsa Nilsson, Matthias Schwab, Katja Rothfuss, Christoph Làºbbert, Jan A. Staessen, Joachim Beige, the CRIT-COV-U investigators (2021-05-03). [Research Paper] A urinary peptidomic profile predicts outcome in SARS-CoV-2-infected patients. thelancet.com this first CRIT-COV-U report proves the concept that urinary proteomic profiling generates biomarkers indicating adverse COVID-19 outcomes, even at an early disease stage, including WHO stages 1—3. These findings need to be consolidated in an upcoming final dataset.

news.un (2021-05-03). UN envoy Gordon Brown urges G7 countries to fund global COVID vaccination push. news.un.org Former United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown called on Monday for the world's richest nations to underwrite COVID-19 vaccination in poorer countries, highlighting the need to raise some $60 billion over the next two years.

Staff (2021-05-03). Iran COVID-19 update: 20k infections, 391 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, 20,732 new COVID-19 infections have been detected across the country in the past 24 hours.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-03). Iran seizes Indian ship carrying Covid-19 cases. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — The governor of the Iranian Jack County, Hormozgan Province, said Monday that Iranian maritime guards seized an Indian ship carrying Covid-19 cases in the Persian Gulf waters.

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

Eurasia Review (2021-05-03). College Athletes In Supportive Programs Coping Better With Pandemic. eurasiareview.com Like much of society, college athletics were thrown into disarray by the COVID-19 pandemic. While student athletes were suddenly prevented from competing, training or seeing as much of their teammates and coaches, those who perceived they were part of a positive sporting environment also coped better during the early days of the crisis, a new study from the University of Kansas has found. | KU researchers have long studied a caring, task-involved sporting climate, in which young athletes receive support and recognition for their efforts, while mistakes are treated as learning opportunities. But the pandemic pr…

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Queen Hails 'Significant Centenary' of NI's Creation, Weeks After Violent Clashes in Country. sputniknews.com Last month, violence in Northern Ireland erupted amid growing dissatisfaction among unionists with checks and restrictions imposed by the Brexit agreement in the Irish Sea and Belfast's failure to punish opposition Sinn Fein politicians for attending a mass funeral in violation of COVID restrictions.

Staff (2021-05-03). Headlines for May 3, 2021. democracynow.org India Breaks New COVID Records Amid Vaccine Shortages; U.S. Restricts Travel from India, Mourners Remember Slain 16-Year-Old Ma'Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio, Colorado Officers Resign After They Attack 73-Year-Old with Dementia, Laugh About Arrest, Biden Administration Releases Documents on Trump's 2017 Drone Order, 4 Families Separated at U.S Border Will Be Reunited, But Thousands Remain Ripped Apart, Traumatized, Biden Admin Cancels Construction of Trump U.S.-Mexico Border Wall, Migrant Boat Capsizes in San Diego, Killing at Least 4 People, North Korea Issues Warning to U.S. After Biden Says Nuclear Program Pre…

Staff (2021-05-03). As Global Pandemic Worsens, U.S. Keeps Blocking Vaccine Patent Waivers Amid Big Pharma Lobbying. democracynow.org Big Pharma has hired an army of lobbyists to pressure U.S. lawmakers to block an effort at the World Trade Organization to loosen intellectual property rules on COVID-19 vaccines, which would allow countries around the world to ramp up production, vaccinate more people and bring the pandemic to an end sooner. Dozens of countries from the Global South, led by India and South Africa, are demanding a temporary waiver on vaccine patents, but rich countries, including the U.S. under both the Trump and Biden administrations, have opposed the move. Lee Fang, investigative journalist at The Intercept, says there is a "gl…

Ralph Wendt, Lutgarde Thijs, Sven Kalbitz, Harald Mischak, Justyna Siwy, Julia Raad, Jochen Metzger, Barbara Neuhaus, Heiko von der Leyen, Emmanuel Dudoignon, Alexandre Mebazaa, Goce Spasovski, Mimoza Milenkova, Aleksandra Canevska-Talevska, Beata Czerwie≈Ñska, Andrzej Wiecek, Bjà∂rn Peters, àÖsa Nilsson, Matthias Schwab, Katja Rothfuss, Christoph Làºbbert, Jan A. Staessen, Joachim Beige, the CRIT-COV-U investigators (2021-05-03). [Research Paper] A urinary peptidomic profile predicts outcome in SARS-CoV-2-infected patients. thelancet.com this first CRIT-COV-U report proves the concept that urinary proteomic profiling generates biomarkers indicating adverse COVID-19 outcomes, even at an early disease stage, including WHO stages 1—3. These findings need to be consolidated in an upcoming final dataset.

Staff (2021-05-03). US Keeps Blocking Vaccine Patent Waivers Amid Big Pharma Lobbying. truthout.org Big Pharma has hired an army of lobbyists to pressure U.S. lawmakers to block an effort at the World Trade Organization to loosen intellectual property rules on COVID-19 vaccines, which would allow countries around the world to ramp up production, vaccinate more people and bring the pandemic to an end sooner. Dozens of countries from the Global South, led by India and South Africa, are demanding a temporary waiver on vaccine patents, but rich countries, including the U.S. under both the Trump and Biden adm…

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Venezuelan President Confirms Fifth Shipment of Russian Sputnik V Vaccine Against COVID-19. sputniknews.com MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says his country has received yet another delivery of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). No Mimosas for You, Debra! LOLz Over Baltimore COVID-19 Jab Ads. sputniknews.com You'd be forgiven for mistaking the City of Baltimore's new coronavirus vaccine and lockdown propaganda for a public information campaign about domestic violence and controlling partners, but apparently Debra's boyfriend is only telling her not to see her friends out of concern for the pandemic risk.

Megan Redshaw (2021-05-03). Significant Jump this Week in Reported Injuries, Deaths After COVID Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Byul Ryanim (2021-05-03). The Weekly Round-Up: #KillTheBill, FPN reviews, and rights under threat in India. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: People aged 42 and over are now able to book their Covid-19 vaccines, joining the more than 33.8 million people in the UK who have received their first dose. The news comes as the Joint Committee on Human Rights called for a review of all fixed penalty notices (FPNs) for lockdown breaches …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-03). Mayo Clinic researchers question effectiveness of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for solid organ transplant patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A small study from Mayo Clinic researchers raises the concern that some transplant patients may have a limited immune response after being vaccinated for COVID-19 with an mRNA vaccine. Their findings are published as a letter to the editor in the American Journal of Transplantation. The letter covers seven organ transplant recipients …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-03). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 vaccine confidence and the importance of that second dose. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While the number of people being vaccinated for COVID-19 is dropping, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other medical experts continue to strongly encourage people to get vaccinated for COVID-19. And that means that those who are being vaccinated with the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine should get their first and second doses …

Dr. Meryl Nass (2021-05-03). Just How Much COVID-19 Vaccine Money (And How Many Doses Per Person) Is on the Table? globalresearch.ca It is hard for me to fathom what is going on. …

Ethan Huff (2021-05-03). Two-year-old Baby Dies During Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Experiments on Children. globalresearch.ca Within six days of receiving a second injection of Pfizer's experimental …

Kenya Elliot, Leela Anand (2021-05-03). Despite India disaster, U.S. government refuses COVID vaccine patent waivers. liberationnews.org Photo: Patient outside one of India's largest hospitals for Coronavirus patients. Credit — Ninian Reid A deadly second wave of COVID-19 is raging through India. The country is seeing more than 3,000 deaths and hundreds of thousands of cases every single day. At least 200,000 have died thus far. Modeling data shows that the death …

Staff (2021-05-03). Iran to produce 7mn doses of COVID-19 vaccine as of Oct.-Nov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — Head of Pasteur Institute of Iran Alireza Biglari announced that seven million doses of coronavirus, COVID-19, vaccines will be produced as of Iranian months of Mehr and Aban (falls on Oct.-Nov.) in the current year.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-03). J&J COVID-19 vaccine pause ends. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Friday, April 23, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), an independent immunization advisory group for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, voted to resume distribution of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine after a 10-day pause to investigate reported cases of rare blood clotting events in recipients. The committee met twice …

Celeste McGovern (2021-05-03). 19,916 'Eye Disorders' Including Blindness Following COVID Vaccine Reported in Europe. globalresearch.ca Hundreds of cases of blindness are among the 19,916 reports of …

WSWS repost (2021-05-03). Facebook reverses censorship of WSWS article debunking "Wuhan Lab" conspiracy theory. indybay.org On Friday, Facebook notified users that it had wrongly censored them for posting a WSWS article debunking the false claim that COVID-19 was released from a Chinese lab.

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

Fight Back (2021-05-03). Workers in Portland demand justice on May Day. fightbacknews.org Portland, OR – Over 150 workers took to the streets in Portland this May Day, led by a coalition of anti-imperialist and migrant-led organizations including the International Migrants Alliance (IMA), the International League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS) and the Portland branch of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization. | Speakers addressed the crowd, practicing chants and going over safety before demonstrators departed in two columns; a marching group traveled over the Tilikum Bridge while a car caravan traveled to the Federal Justice Center. Protesters rhythmically honked their horns and shouted chants, demandin…

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

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-03). Move underway to rescue East Germany from anti-communist historians. peoplesworld.org A full generation has elapsed since the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) collapsed in late 1991. Two years earlier, in 1989, the socialist countries states of Eastern Europe gave way to a capitalism that forced its way in—the first salvo came when Hungary opened its border with Austria. Three months later, on June 15, …

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

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

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

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

Moderator (2021-05-03). Hedges: Don't Be Fooled By Joe Biden. scheerpost.com By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost Don't be fooled by Joe Biden. He knows his infrastructure and education bills have as much chance at becoming law as the $15-dollar minimum wage or the $2,000 stimulus checks he promised us as a candidate. He knows his American Jobs Plan will never create "millions of good paying jobs — jobs Americans can raise their families on" any more than NAFTA… |

Staff (2021-05-03). Salvadoran Congress Dismisses Justices and Attorney General Not Aligned with Bukele. orinocotribune.com The legislators of the ruling party of the Congress of El Salvador dismissed, in its first session, all Justices of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court and the Attorney General of the country. | With 64 votes in favor and 19 against, with one abstention, the Salvadoran Congress approved the dismissal of both regular and alternate justices of the Supreme Court, which is a constitutional body. This event sends a clear signal of President Bukele's attempt to control all branches of the State. | The members of the Congress belonging to Bukele's New Ideas party, who supported the motion, asserted that the…

El Faro English (2021-05-03). Bukele's Legislative Assembly Ousts Supreme Court Magistrates and Attorney General. latinorebels.com Various legal experts have called what happened on May 1 a technical coup d'etat.

Answer Coalition (2021-05-03). Car caravans around U.S. demand end to the blockade on Cuba. answercoalition.org &nbsp…

Answer Coalition (2021-05-03). The Real Story: The U.S. & Israeli War against Iran. answercoalition.org &nbsp…

David Swanson (2021-05-03). Mapping Militarism 2021. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, May 3, 2021 This year's annual update to World BEYOND War's Mapping Militarism project uses a completely new mapping system developed by our Technology Director Marc Eliot Stein. We think it does a better job than ever of displaying the data of warmaking and peacemaking on maps of the …

Moderator (2021-05-03). This Invisible Essential Labor Force Is Organizing for a Better Life. scheerpost.com U.S. Department of Agriculture / CC BY 2.0] By Rebekah Entralgo | OtherWords Throughout the pandemic, there's been an outpouring of public support for essential workers. But this has largely excluded migrant women farmworkers, despite their vital role in keeping food on American families' tables. Monica Ramirez is working to change that. "I'm the first generation in my family that didn't have to…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-05-03). Modi is Singularly Responsible for India's Pandemic Disaster. counterpunch.org India has become the new global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, with daily infections surpassing 300,000 per day and the official death toll—likely a massive underestimate—nearing a quarter of a million people. Hospitals are being overrun with patients, and the crisis is exacerbated by a devastating shortage of oxygen. The Indian judiciary has gone as

WSWS (2021-05-03). Mounting popular anger in India over Modi government's criminal mishandling of pandemic. wsws.org Responsibility for the human catastrophe now unfolding across India lies not just with the Modi government, but with all of India's capitalist establishment. It has starved the health care system of resources for decades and even now opposes the closing of nonessential businesses.

Dean Baker (2021-05-03). Housing and the Rising GDP. counterpunch.org The economy grew at a 6.4 percent annual rate in the first quarter driven by double-digit growth in consumption in both residential and nonresidential investment. The quarter's growth left GDP just 0.9 percent below the pre-pandemic level reported for the fourth quarter of 2019. Productivity Growth Looks Strong The strong growth in the quarter also

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-05-03). Modi is Singularly Responsible for India's Pandemic Disaster. counterpunch.org India has become the new global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, with daily infections surpassing 300,000 per day and the official death toll—likely a massive underestimate—nearing a quarter of a million people. Hospitals are being overrun with patients, and the crisis is exacerbated by a devastating shortage of oxygen. The Indian judiciary has gone as

Rebekah Entralgo (2021-05-03). An invisible essential labor force. nationofchange.org How the migrant women farmworkers who put food on our tables are organizing for a better life after the pandemic.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Situation Outside New Delhi Hospital Amid Pandemic Deterioration in India. sputniknews.com The country is facing a skyrocketing death toll and the number of infected continues to spike, with a lack of oxygen and medical equipment creating a major crisis in Indian cities. Multiple nations have sent aid to India in a bid to curb the outbreak.

Taroa Zúñiga Silva (2021-05-03). Why Delivery Workers Across the Planet Are Rising Up Against Exploitation. zcomm.org Even before the crisis of the pandemic, food delivery companies have seen their profits skyrocket while their "self-employed" workers suffer rights violations and were banned from unionizing…

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Delhi Hit by Water Scarcity Amid Pandemic That Has Already Made Oxygen Scant. sputniknews.com On 14 April, vice chairman of the Delhi Jal (water) Board, Raghav Chadha, "beseeched intervention" of the chief of Haryana state, which neighbours Delhi, to help meet the water requirements of 22 million people in the city. The capital is dependent on Haryana to ensure the supply of clean and adequate water to meet the needs of the people.

Dean Baker (2021-05-03). Housing And The Rising GDP — Analysis. eurasiareview.com The economy grew at a 6.4 percent annual rate in the first quarter driven by double-digit growth in consumption in both residential and nonresidential investment. The quarter's growth left GDP just 0.9 percent below the pre-pandemic level reported for the fourth quarter of 2019. | Productivity Growth Looks Strong: | The strong growth in the quarter also implies that the pick-up in productivity growth seen in 2020 is continuing. After growing at just a 1.0 percent annual rate for the prior decade, productivity increased by 2.5 percent from the fourth quarter of 2019 to the fourth quarter of 2020. | With…

Stefan Hockertz, Marco Schott & Susan Bonath (2021-05-03). Stolen childhood and The Language of Violence. indybay.org To make the hospitals fit for the "pandemic of the century", the government did nothing… the population that will suffer in every respect – with one lockdown after another, inadequate health care, increasing impoverishment and lack of prospects, and presumably with endless depression.

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

Staff (2021-05-03). Chicago Police Need "Overhaul" After Foot Chases Led to Alvarez & Toledo Killings Within 48 Hours. democracynow.org More than 100 people marched alongside the family of Anthony Alvarez in Chicago Saturday, calling for the police officer who shot and killed him to be charged. Newly released video reveals police killed 22-year-old Alvarez while he was running away during a foot chase. Police have not said why they initially confronted and then chased Alvarez, who was killed just two days after Chicago police shot dead another young Latinx male, 13-year-old Adam Toledo. This comes four years after the Department of Justice found foot pursuits by Chicago police were leading to too many deaths. Now Chicago's mayor and police superi…

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

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

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

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

Fight Back (2021-05-03). San Jose May Day march demands justice for all. fightbacknews.org San Jose, CA – More than 500 people marched through downtown San Jose for the annual May Day event. On one side of the street, hundreds of cars carrying Mexican flags and flags of the United Farm Workers Union drove by and honked in support. The May Day Coalition of San Jose organized the march and invited dozens of speakers from various community and labor organizations to raise issues important to their community. The community groups marched from Roosevelt Park to San Jose City Hall. | Many of the attendees of the were receptive to the needs of the unemployed. Immigrant rights groups immediately connected the…

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Petro Cryptocurrency-Based Social Payments: Why Does Venezuela Need Them? sputniknews.com In 2018, Caracas launched its own cryptocurrency called the Petro backed by Venezuela's oil reserves, in a move that came against the backdrop of a severe economic meltdown in the South American nation. At the time, President Maduro vowed the government would create a single exchange rate linked to the Petro.

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

WSWS (2021-05-03). This week in history: May 3-9. wsws.org 25 years ago: Bosnian war crimes trials open in The Hague On May 7, 1996, the first in a series of war crimes trials stemming from the war in Bosnia opened in the international court at The Hague, Netherlands. Dusan Tadic, a Bosnian Serb, stood accused of carrying out atrocities against Bosnian civilians, including murder, rape and torture.

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

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

Alan MacLeod (2021-05-03). It's Aggression When 'They' Do It, but Defense When 'We' Do Worse. zcomm.org Western corporate media overwhelmingly reserve the word "aggression" for official enemy nations—whether or not it's warranted. In contrast, US behavior is almost never categorized as aggressive…

Rima Najjar (2021-05-03). On the Insidious Discourse of "Terrorism" in the US and How It Functions to Demonize Palestine Advocates and Muslims. globalresearch.ca After Heike Schotten, Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-03). Quibbling Over Cruelties: Human Rights Watch, Israel And Apartheid — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Criticism of Israel's policies towards Palestinians has always induced a defensive rage from its defenders and advocates. The word, and the application of its meaning, is immemorially nasty. This deeply though through policy of Afrikaans origin speaks to a hatred not merely of Black Africans but British imperialism an…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-03). Quibbling Over Cruelties: Human Rights Watch, Israel and Apartheid. southfront.org Illustrative image: אי־אף־פי | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | Criticism of Israel's policies towards Palestinians has always induced a defensive rage from its defenders and advocates.

Saskia Hostetler Lippy (2021-05-03). A City Wrestles. counterpunch.org While most of America breathed a collective sigh of relief at the historic April 20 verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, Portland Oregon, saw its most inexplicable night yet of chaos. On the same day as the Chauvin verdict, Portland police shot and killed Robert Delgado, a man experiencing houselessness, within four minutes of arriving

Editorial Team (2021-05-03). 'Until Victory' — the YCL London May Day address. challenge-magazine.org Shea Stewart, is a member of the YCL's London branch | On May Day, YCL Southern branches celebrated in London — here is a transcript of the speech | This year is an historic year, our 100th year. A year to look back on our century of struggle and the struggle of those who came before us. | When the very first London May Day demonstration was held in 1890 thousands answered the call to down tools and demonstrate for the 8-hour working day and "the class demands of the proletariat." | It was a display of class power, inspiring all those who were organising to tell the majority who were yet to be organised t…

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

Stu Becker (2021-05-03). Dallas teachers take pay raise demands to school board. peoplesworld.org DALLAS—Members of Alliance/AFT, the local American Federation of Teachers union in the Dallas Independent School District (ISD), took its demand for pay raises to the city's school board on April 22. The union is demanding 7% pay raises for teachers and a 5% increase for support staff, along with a $1,000 bonus in January 2022. …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-03). Palestinians protest forceful eviction of families from Sheikh Jarrah in occupied East Jerusalem. peoplesdispatch.org An Israeli court ordered at least 13 out of a total of 28 Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah locality to vacate the houses they have been inhabiting for generations to pave the way for the construction of an illegal Jewish settlement…

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

C.J. Hopkins (2021-05-03). The Criminalization of Dissent. dissidentvoice.org One of the hallmarks of totalitarian systems is the criminalization of dissent. Not just the stigmatization of dissent or the demonization of dissent, but the formal criminalization of dissent, and any other type of opposition to the official ideology of the totalitarian system. Global capitalism has been inching its way toward this step for quite …

Richard Murphy (2021-05-03). Spokane, Wa: Housing should be a right. liberationnews.org Liberation News directly investigated the homelessness crisis in Spokane, Washington, the second largest city in the state.

Eric A. Gordon (2021-05-03). Race heats up in California's 54th Assembly District. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—Six candidates are on the ballot for California's 54th Assembly District in a special primary election that has already begun and ends on May 18. Governor Gavin Newsom called this election to fill the seat, which was previously held by Sydney Kamlager, who was elected to the 30th Senate District on March 2, 2021. …

William Saas (2021-05-03). Finding the Money w/ Maren Poitras. mronline.org Documentary filmmaker Maren Poitras joins the podcast to discuss and share a teaser from Finding the Money, the first feature-length documentary on the past, present, and future of Modern Monetary Theory. The film is currently under consideration for audience and jury awards in the DocLands film festival. Head to the festival website to watch a longer clip […] | May 3, 2021…

Kim Petersen (2021-05-03). Star Trek: Progressivism and Corporatism Don't Mix. dissidentvoice.org The television series Star Trek has appeared in several iterations with a few handfuls of movies thrown in that have fired the imaginations of viewers of all ages for nigh 55 years. In particular, Star Trek captured the viewership of many progressives because Star Trek was much more than science-fiction intrigues or the swashbuckling adventures …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-03). Postal Workers fight DeJoy plan to close processing centers and eliminate jobs. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—The 10-year U.S. Postal Service "reform" plan unveiled by Trump-imposed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy includes "the good, the bad, and the ugly" among its elements American Postal Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein says. And right now, he adds, DeJoy is pushing the bad ahead of the good, as the PMG delivered a notice to …

E. Tammy Kim (2021-05-03). Yi Sang's Global Poetry. thenation.com | Through his synthetic and surrealist style, the Korean poet helped chart an alternate path of internationalism in an age of empire.

Maggie Doherty (2021-05-03). The Rise of Adjunct Lit. thenation.com How a bleak future in and out of the academy has produced a new kind of campus novel.

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

John Clamp (2021-05-03). Rape and Ethnic Cleansing in Tigray. counterpunch.org Victims have told investigators that when Ethiopian federal regular soldiers and militia inflict infertility on Tigrayan women with burning metal rods, after gang-raping them, they tell the women that this is to stop them having 'Woyene' children (the Amharans' derogatory term for 'Tigrayans'). Unleashing this kind of sentiment is a dangerous tactic in a country

Chris Orlet (2021-05-03). GOP Still Wants to Pretend the Preservation of Slavery Wasn't a Major Reason for the American Revolution. counterpunch.org Ben Franklin was determined to violently break with Britain, but he was having great difficulties getting the loyalist southerners on board. Fortunately for Franklin, the answer was dropped in his lap in the form of a British court case, Somerset v Steuart (1772), which recognized that the petitioner, an enslaved person named Somersett, was a human being, and not "lost property."

Staff (2021-05-03). Sanders Accuses McConnell of Hypocrisy & Corruption in Scathing Kentucky Speech. truthout.org In a rally for the progressive movement in Kentucky on Sunday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) criticized Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) for "working overtime" for corporations and the wealthy, while working to "undermine" the lower and middle classes. | "I'm here today because Mitch McConnell is working overtime to represent the needs of the wealthy and the powerful and to undermine the needs of working families,"

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

John Feffer (2021-05-03). America Hacks Itself. counterpunch.org America has a serious infrastructure problem. Maybe when I say that what comes to mind are all the potholes on your street. Or the dismal state of public transportation in your city. Or crumbling bridges all over the country. But that's so twentieth century of you. America's most urgent infrastructure vulnerability is largely invisible and unlikely

Anonymous103 (2021-05-03). Rocket Attack Hit US Camp Victory In Baghdad. southfront.org Illustrative Image | The US Camp Victory in Iraq came under rocket fire late on April 2. Two rockets hit the site near Baghdad airport. The third shell was reportedly intercepted by the C-RAM anti-aircraft system. It is the second such attack in 10 days. | Any casualties were reported by the US forces side. CENTCOM No reports of who was responsible for the attack.

Anonymous103 (2021-05-03). Second Base Hosting US Troops In Iraq Suffered Rocket Attack In 24 Hours. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 3, the Balad Air Base in Salah al-Din province that houses Iraqi forces and US contractors was targeted by rocket attack. | Representatives of the US Defense Ministry confirmed the attack and claimed that there was no damage and no casualties. The commander of the base, Div. Gen. Sahi Abdul Ameri, said that a total of 9-10 explosions were heard, but only three self-made rockets exploded on the territory of the base. | The rockets reportedly were 107mm Katyusha rocke…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-03). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On May 3, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Novgorodske shelled DPR positions in Zheleznaya Balka with 82-mm artillery | 2. UAF in Pivdenne shelled DPR positions around the Gagarin mine in the outskirts of Gorlovka with 82-mm artillery | 3. UAF in Pesky shelled Zhabunki in Donetsk city with 120-mm artillery | 4. UAF in Pesky shelled Donetsk city with grenade launchers | 5. UAF in Vodyane shelled DPR positions in Novaya Tavriya with grenade launchers | 6. DPR forces in Donetsk shelled UAF positions…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-03). Military Situation In Iraq On May 3, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 2, 3 rockets were fired at Camp Victory in Baghdad. No casualties were reported | On May 2, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Hillah area | On May 2, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Samawah area | On May 3, clashes between Turkish Army and the PKK continued in the northern Iraq | At least 42 PKK militants were killed so far in Turkish operation in northern Iraq, according to the T…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-03). Military Situation In Syria On May 3, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 3, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 32 times: 14 — in Idlib province, 12 — in Latakia province, 4 — in Hama province, 2 — in Hama province | On May 2, the artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions at Arab Hasan Kabir village north of Manbij | On May 2, the artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled YPG positions near Tal Rafaat | On May 2, the Turkish Army sent a new military rei…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-03). Suspects Behind Lukashenko Assassination Attempt Were "Swindlers Not Revolutionaries" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Those accused of attempting a military coup and the assassination attempt on President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko are swindlers who wanted to "intercept" financial flows. | According to the ministry, the conspirators wanted to "intercept" financial flows and bribe people who would help them implement their plans."They don't look like revolutionaries. (…) These are petty fraudsters," said the deputy head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs | This was stated by the deputy head of…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-03). Drive-By Shooting In The West Bank, Hours After IDF Shoots And Kills 60-Year-Old Woman. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 2nd, three 19-year-old yeshiva students were injured, two of them seriously, in a drive-by shooting at a bus stop in the northern West Bank. | The shots were fired from a passing car at the Tapuah Junction south of Nablus. The victims were all civilians, according to the Israel Defense Forces."IDF troops returned fire at the vehicle, which fled the scene. IDF troops are searching for the vehicle and are setting up roadblocks in the area," the military said. | Then, due to the in…

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

Anonymous103 (2021-05-03). Large Explosion Hit HTS Warehouse In Syria's Idlib Province (Photos, Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 3, a large explosion took place near the city of Kafraya in Idlib province. According to photos provided from the area, the explosion occurred at the warehouse of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Hayat Tahrir Sham (HTS). | Shells and IEDs are manufactured at the warehouse that was located near al-Furousiyyah refugee camp in al-Fu'ah area in the north-east of Idlib. | According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,…

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

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-03). As Ukraine Simmers, Victoria Nuland Is Now Highest-ranking Member of U.S. Foreign Service. globalresearch.ca On April 29 the U.S. Senate confirmed Victoria Nuland as Under …

WSWS (2021-05-03). Crew death, contract cancellations mark cruise industry restart. wsws.org Approximately 300 Indian employees who had traveled to their ports of embarkation last week were informed by RCCL that they would be unable to join their assigned ships.

Antonio Arellano (2021-05-03). OPINION: Texas Hispanic Population Growth Signals the Political Future of State. latinorebels.com Texas can't afford another 10 years of blatant injustice, and voters of color can't afford to lose another 10 years of their rightful share of political power.

David A. Love (2021-05-03). GOP Seeks to Shut Down Protests. progressive.org Mirroring voter suppression efforts throughout the country, GOP lawmakers in 34 states have introduced 81 bills to criminalize peaceful protest.

Laurel Krause (2021-05-03). Kent State, April 4, 1970: Was It about Civil Rights or 
Murdering Student Protesters? globalresearch.ca When Ohio National Guardsmen fired sixty-seven gun shots in thirteen seconds at Kent State University (KSU) on May 4, 1970, they murdered four unarmed, protesting college students and wounded nine others.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-03). They have weaponized the law against my son, says mother of Thai activist on hunger strike. peoplesdispatch.org Protests are breaking out in Thailand against the continued detention of Parit Chiwarak who has been on a hunger strike for close to 50 days. He is in pre-trial detention on lese-majeste and sedition charges and has been moved to a hospital…

WSWS (2021-05-03). German airline Lufthansa announces a further 10,000 job cuts. wsws.org The initial announcement of 30,000 redundancies was already increased to 50,000 last year. With the job cuts now unveiled, this figure will rise to 60,000, or more than 43 percent of the 138,000 employees at the airline in 2019.

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

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

Unicorn Riot (2021-05-03). Activists Serve Denver Wells Fargo Eviction Notice. unicornriot.ninja &nbsp…

Jessica Corbett (2021-05-03). US Interference in Mexico's Phaseout of Glyphosate and GM Corn. globalresearch.ca A coalition of 80 U.S. agricultural, consumer, environmental, public health, and …

WSWS (2021-05-03). France's Jean-Luc Mélenchon appeals to President Macron against the fascistic coup-plotting military generals. wsws.org Jean-Luc Mélenchon's Unsubmissive France is encouraging the working class to rely on the action of Macron and the top military brass.

WSWS (2021-05-03). May Day 2021 and the global class struggle. wsws.org We are publishing here the text of the opening report to the 2021 International Online May Day Rally delivered by David North.

Bryan Fonseca (2021-05-03). OPINION: With the Death of Keishla Rodríguez, Boxer Félix Verdejo Is Failure of a Man. latinorebels.com The need to do better as a society is a grand understatement.

Staff (2021-05-03). Public Ministry of Venezuela Submits Updated Report to International Criminal Court. orinocotribune.com On Saturday, May 1, Attorney General of the Republic Tarek William Saab disclosed some details of the updated report that has been submitted to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), given the fact that "some organizations have wanted to make it invisible or belittle it." | The updated document was sent to the ICC by the Public Ministry on Friday, April 30. This was confirmed by the Venezuelan Attorney General in a press conference broadcast via the TV channel Venezolana de Televisión (VTV). This was the third document in the series, "which amplifies our response to the overall re…

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

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-03). Activists in Norway protest proposed docking of nuclear submarines in Tromsà∏. peoplesdispatch.org The Norwegian government has signed strategic agreements with the US to open up and upgrade its air bases and ports to cater to US military exercises and maneuvers…

Dr. Richard Urso (2021-05-03). Video: Coronavirus Crisis Wrecking Havoc Worldwide. Dr. Richard Urso with Kristina Borjesson. globalresearch.ca "As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc around the world, evidences …

Scott Ritter (2021-05-03). US' New "Foreign Malign Influence" Center Is Just Official Cover for American Intelligence Interference in Domestic Politics. globalresearch.ca The Director of National Intelligence has ostensibly created a new "center" …

WSWS (2021-05-03). May Day Online Rally calls for formation of International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees. wsws.org The International Committee of the Fourth International's online rally advanced a global program and perspective for the working class.

WSWS (2021-05-03). Pressure from Berlin bus drivers halts re-introduction of front boarding. wsws.org Pressure from workers has led to the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe postponing the re-introduction of front boarding for the fourth time.

WSWS (2021-05-03). ExxonMobil begins lockout of hundreds of Texas oil workers. wsws.org Workers reported the company began escorting workers outside the facility as early as Friday night.

VAXXED The Movie (2021-05-03). Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe. globalresearch.ca This was aired on February 17, 2017. | In 2014, biologist Dr. …

Robert S. Becker (2021-05-03). Clueless Santorum perpetrates 'second genocide' of Native Americans. nationofchange.org Thus do racists defend "manifest destiny," the delusion that God endorsed genocide, the greatest single theft of land, freedom and property in history.

Unicorn Riot (2021-05-03). Thousands March in Celebration of Mayday 2021. unicornriot.ninja &nbsp…

Dean Baker (2021-05-03). More Projection from the Right: CEPR Is Not Well-Funded. cepr.net I was happy to see the New York Post take note of the work of the Revolving Door Project (RDP) at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. RDP has been very aggressive in vetting potential appointees in the Biden administration. It tries to prevent people with clear conflicts of interest from getting top-level jobs. …

Daniel Henryk Rasolt (2021-05-03). Páramos at risk: The interconnected threats to a biodiversity hotspot. nationofchange.org The pressures of climate change and human land use could lead to the disappearance of unique biodiversity and vital ecological services.

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WSWS (2021-05-03). Volvo Truck workers in Virginia livid over UAW strikebreaking. wsws.org The United Auto Workers union abruptly ended the two-week strike by nearly 3,000 workers and ordered them to return to work without seeing, let alone voting on, a new five-year contract.

WSWS (2021-05-03). German election campaign: Green Party on the war path. wsws.org When the ruling class in Germany prepares an offensive for war and rearmament it can rely on the Green Party.

Andrew Emett (2021-05-03). 3 police officers resign after fracturing elderly woman's arm on video. nationofchange.org None of the officers involved in Garner's arrest currently face any criminal charges for breaking her arm while she was already in custody.

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

Josh Schlossberg (2021-05-03). If You Don't Op-Ed, Will You Get Enough? counterpunch.org After half a century, the New York Times will no longer publish an Op-Ed page — or at least not one under that name. Commentaries on the news written by contributors outside of the newspaper's regular staff will be called "guest essays" to explain their role without using what opinion editor Kathleen Kingsbury calls "clubby

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-05-03). Ongoing Russia-France Business Relations Despite EU Sanctions. globalresearch.ca On April 29, Russian President Vladimir Putin held videoconference with leaders …

WSWS (2021-05-03). UK: Unite union claims victory is imminent after Go North West buses withdraws fire and rehire threat. wsws.org An indication of the rotten deal being discussed is the fact that Unite previously offered £1.3 million pounds worth of cuts during arbitration talks with the company in March.

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

Dean Baker (2021-05-03). Financial Transactions Taxes: The Perfect Way to Pay for Biden's Infrastructure Package. cepr.net (This post first appeared on my Patreon page.) There has been a lot of silliness around President Biden's proposed infrastructure packages and the extent to which they are affordable for the country. First and foremost, there has been tremendous confusion about the size of the package. This is because the media have engaged in a …

Saskia Hostetler Lippy (2021-05-03). A City Wrestles. counterpunch.org While most of America breathed a collective sigh of relief at the historic April 20 verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, Portland Oregon, saw its most inexplicable night yet of chaos. On the same day as the Chauvin verdict, Portland police shot and killed Robert Delgado, a man experiencing houselessness, within four minutes of arriving

Latin America News Dispatch (2021-05-03). A Message From Latin America News Dispatch on the Graduate Student Workers Strike at NYU. latinorebels.com We want to take a moment to give you an important message about the newsletter.

Angela Berkfield (2021-05-03). Parenting and the Use of Power. progressive.org The path to social justice begins with how we interact with our kids at home.

WSWS (2021-05-03). Australia: Liberals survive Tasmanian election due to near-record low Labor vote. wsws.org Despite appalling conditions in public health, housing and education, Labor's vote plunged to about 28 percent.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Ninja Turtle! Tiny Reptile Climbs Up a Wall Like a Pro. sputniknews.com Some animals have mind-blowing skills that allow them to survive in the wild, but when you think about turtles or tortoises, alpine climbing does not seem to be their strength.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Blinken Says US Has to Deal With China, But Relationship Remains Complicated. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the relationship between Washington and Beijing is complicated at all levels, which is a cause for unavoidable concern.

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

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Russia Ready to Discuss Strategic Stability Issues With US. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia is noticing signals from the United States indicating Washington's readiness to discuss issues of strategic stability and is ready for a dialogue, but will press its missile defence concerns, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told Sputnik.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Blinken and Raab: US and UK Seek Predictability in Relations With Russia, Want Moscow to 'Behave'. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Joe Biden will convey to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their upcoming meeting that the United States is not seeking to escalate the situation an seeks more stable and predictable relations with Russia, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on Monday.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Facebook Oversight Board Says to Issue Final Decision on Trump Ban on Wednesday. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Facebook's independent Oversight Board on Monday said it would this week announce its final decision on the permanent suspension of former US President Donald Trump from its social media network and Instagram.

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

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Iran Remains 'Primary State Challenger' to Washington's Interests in Mideast, US Intel Report Claims. sputniknews.com Tensions between Tehran and Washington have been simmering since America's unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in May 2018.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Prince Harry Appears at Charity Event Alone For First Time Since Returning to US, Receives Ovation. sputniknews.com The charity concert was organised by the advocacy group Global Citizen, which aims to defeat poverty and promote equity around the world. The Duke of Sussex appeared alongside stars like Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, and Sean Penn.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). US Secretary of State Arrives in London for G7 Ministerial. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has arrived in London to take part in the G7 Foreign and Development Ministers' Meeting.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). UK Foreign Secretary Raab Makes It Clear London May Give EU Envoy Full Diplomatic Status. sputniknews.com London's refusal to grant diplomatic status to the EU envoy means that he and his staff will not have the privileges and immunities afforded to diplomats under the Vienna Convention, or the opportunity to present his credentials to the Queen.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Germany Busts One of World's Biggest Dark Web Child Porn Websites With 400,000 Registered Users. sputniknews.com German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer lauded the joint efforts by the nation's law enforcement and foreign colleagues and called to make sure that paedophiles never feel "safe" even in the anonymity of the dark web.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Stalin to Be Sworn in as New Indian State Chief. sputniknews.com Elections in the the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu were held on 6 April, with a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)-led coalition returning to power in the state after a 10-year gap.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Mark the Crook: Watch Car Owner Pouring Gasoline on Thieves Trying to Steal His Car. sputniknews.com Well, this video is sure to be a warning to all wannabe thieves to be cautious, particularly around people filling up their cars with gasoline, because it turns out the refueling pistol can prove to be as frightening as an actual gun.

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

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Woman Cuts Off Her Tongue to Fulfill Vow After Stalin's Victory in Indian State. sputniknews.com Four Indian states and one union territory: Assam, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry held assembly polls in different phases from 27 March to 29 April. The results of these poll-bound states came out on 2 May (Sunday).

sputniknews (2021-05-03). EU Summons Russian Envoy to Condemn Moscow's Entry Ban on European Officials. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Senior EU officials summoned the Russian ambassador to the bloc, Vladimir Chizhov, on Monday to criticise Moscow's decision to ban eight European citizens from entering the country, in retaliation to similar EU sanctions.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Premier League: Football Clubs Obliged to Sign Owners' Charter in Aftermath of Super League Collapse. sputniknews.com Some of Europe's biggest clubs in April proposed the creation of a new tournament, dubbed the Super League. However, the idea was nipped at the bud in a matter of days, as fans, players, football associations, and political figures were less than pleased with the proposal, believing such a league would be harmful to lesser-known clubs.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Iron Man-Style: Watch UK Royal Marines Test Jet Suit During Boarding Op Drill. sputniknews.com In September 2020, a jet suit for paramedics was tested over the Lake District by the UK-based Great North Air Ambulance Service and discovered that the "flying paramedics" were able to reach patients within minutes.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Per Excrementum ad Astra: Study of Human Faeces May Help Prepare For Missions to Mars. sputniknews.com The study in question is the Mars500 project, a joint initiative of China, Russia, and the European Space Agency, which saw volunteers live for 520 days in conditions that are similar to those that astronauts would be subjected to during a trip to the red planet.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). 'Unapologetically Toppling Regimes Since 1950': Netizens Ridicule CIA Over 'Woke' Recruitment Ad. sputniknews.com The notorious spy agency's apparent attempt to appeal to a progressive audience did not go over well with some netizens, who pointed at inconsistencies in the CIA's message and ridiculed its "woke" style.

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

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

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

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Biden Wishes Blessed Easter to Orthodox Christians. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Joe Biden has extended his wishes to Orthodox Christians who observed Easter on Sunday.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Iran Rejects Reports About Prisoner Swap Deal With US. sputniknews.com TEHRAN (Sputnik) – Iranian Foreign Minister Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh on Monday rejected media reports about an alleged prisoner exchange agreement between Tehran and Washington.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). India's Apex Court Directs PM Modi's Gov't to Resolve Delhi's Oxygen Supply Issue by Midnight. sputniknews.com On Saturday, the federal governmrnment raised the national capital's daily quota of oxygen from 490 metric tonnes (MT) to 590 metric tonnes. However, the Delhi government has been demanding 976 metric tonnes of oxygen from the central authorities.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). UK Think Tank Reportedly Claims Iran Meddled in Upcoming Scottish Election, Promoted Separatism. sputniknews.com In the past, the think tank published texts criticising the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and its alleged impact on Tehran's missile programme and purported engagement in malign activities.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Disneyland's Revamped Snow White Ride Criticised for Kiss 'Without Consent'. sputniknews.com This is not the first time that the scene where the prince kisses Snow White, who is under the spell of the Evil Queen has drawn criticism. Kazue Muta, a professor at Osaka University in Japan has claimed the kiss scene promotes sexual violence.

WSWS (2021-05-03). Sri Lanka: Alton workers' action committee defends victimised colleagues. wsws.org Ongoing management provocations against Alton workers are a warning to all plantation workers and other sections of the working class resisting government and big business attacks.

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

Labour Committee SP (2021-05-03). This May Day Even the Designation 'Workers' is Under Threat. zcomm.org Uber's real trophy lies in blocking their drivers from even trying to form a legally recognized union by redefining them as non-workers…

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

Costa-Gavras (2021-05-03). Costa-Gavras: Return of the Barbarians. zcomm.org Interview on a variety of topics…

Sharon Zhang (2021-05-03). Progressives Introduce Climate Bill That Rivals Biden Infrastructure Plan. zcomm.org Progressives introduced a $10 trillion climate and jobs bill that would reduce emissions, rebuild infrastructure and address environmental justice over the next decade…

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

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

E. Tammy Kim (2021-05-03). Yi Sang's Global Poetry. thenation.com Yi Sang's Global Poetry…

Olúfémi O. Táíwà≤ (2021-05-03). The Entwined History of Freedom and Racism. thenation.com The Entwined History of Freedom and Racism…

Isis Davis-Marks (2021-05-03). Black Women Matter. thenation.com Black Women Matter…

Sebastiaan Faber, Bécquer Seguín (2021-05-03). The Center Cannot Hold in Spain, but Can the Left Take Advantage? thenation.com The Center Cannot Hold in Spain, but Can the Left Take Advantage?

Elias Rodriques (2021-05-03). Richard Wright's Lost Novel. thenation.com Richard Wright's Lost Novel…

news.un (2021-05-03). Press 'a cornerstone' of democratic societies, UN says. news.un.org The United Nations Secretary-General on Monday urged governments to "do everything in their power" to support free, independent and diverse media, which the UN's top human rights official highlighted as "a cornerstone of democratic societies".

news.un (2021-05-03). Latest deadly Ebola virus outbreak in DR Congo declared over. news.un.org The 12th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), was declared officially over on Monday, just three months after the first case was reported in North Kivu, but it marks the end of the country's fourth outbreak of the deadly disease in less than three years, said the World Health Organization (WHO).

news.un (2021-05-03). Free press 'a cornerstone' of democratic societies, UN says. news.un.org The United Nations Secretary-General on Monday urged governments to "do everything in their power" to support free, independent and diverse media, which the UN's top human rights official highlighted as "a cornerstone of democratic societies".

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

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