2021-05-11: News Headlines

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

Staff (2021-05-11). Video: Samidoun's Hadeel Shatara interviewed on Sheikh Jarrah, Al-Aqsa and the Palestinian Struggle. samidoun.net Rania Khalek is joined by Ramallah-based activist Hadeel Shatara, coordinator in Palestine of the Palestinian prisoner rights group Samidoun, to discuss Israeli violence in Sheikh Jarrah and Al Aqsa mosque | The article

Francis Boyle (2021-05-11). Stopping Zionist Genocide Against The Palestinians. zcomm.org Palestinians have been victims of genocide as defined by the 1948 Genocide Convention since the founding of the State of Israel…

Saheli Chowdhury (2021-05-11). Hundreds of Palestinians Injured in IOF and Settler Violence on Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem — 'Zionism is Racism'. orinocotribune.com May 10 (OrinocoTribune.com)— Hundreds of worshippers inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem were injured during the Israeli crackdown on the holy site over the weekend, reported the Palestinian Red Crescent. According to the latest information provided by the Palestinian branch of the international medical aid organization, 305 Palestinians were injured in the violence caused by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers. Of them, 228 remain hospitalized, and at least seven are in critical condition. The Israeli forces also targeted the Red Crescent crews and ambulances while they were trying…

Saul Kanowitz (2021-05-11). Tear gas, bullets, bombs: Israel unleashes massive assault on Palestinians. liberationnews.org Israel has unleashed murderous actions all across occupied Palestine. Major pressure must be applied to demand that the U.S. government stops arming Israel with billions of dollars of weapons every year and providing diplomatic cover for their crimes.

Staff (2021-05-11). Brazil's Landless Workers Movement (MST) condemns Israeli aggression, calls to #SaveSheikhJarrah. samidoun.net The Landless Workers' Movement (MST) in Brazil is a mass social movement, formed by rural workers and by all those who want to fight for land reform and against injustice and social inequality in rural areas. With an estimated 1.5 million members, the movement has led more than 2,500 land occupations, with about 370,000 families — families that today settled on 7.5 million hectares of land that they won as a result of the occupations. Through their organizing, these families continue to push for schools, credit for agricultural production and cooperatives, and access to health care. The MST has continuously…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-11). At least 26 Palestinians including 9 children killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza. peoplesdispatch.org The airstrikes were carried out by Israel through Monday night and Tuesday morning, destroying several houses and civilian installations in the densely populated region…

Juan Cole (2021-05-11). What if Israelis attacked the Basilica of St. Peter on Easter? That's how Muslims feel about Assault on al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — One of the most outrageous Israeli actions against the Palestinians of East Jerusalem during the past week has been the repeated Israeli assaults on worshipers in the al-Aqsa Mosque complex, which is sacred to 1.8 billion Muslims, a fourth of humankind. This would be as though Israeli commandos had invaded …

David Hearst (2021-05-11). A New Generation of Palestinians Are Rising Under Netanyahu's Nose and Saying 'Enough Is Enough'. commondreams.org A New Generation of Palestinians Are Rising Under Netanyahu's Nose and Saying 'Enough Is Enough' | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2021-05-11). Israel kills 24 in Gaza as Netanyahu steps up provocations on Jerusalem Day. wsws.org Around 1,000 security forces stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem and attacked worshippers with stun grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets, injuring more than 330 Palestinians.

WSWS (2021-05-11). Israel kills 20 in Gaza as Netanyahu steps up provocations on Jerusalem Day. wsws.org Around 1,000 security forces stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem and attacked worshippers with stun grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets, injuring more than 330 Palestinians.

Not One Nickel, Not One Dime (2021-05-11). Petition from Rep. Rashida Tlaib to Stop US/Israeli War Crmes. indybay.org Sign now to call on the U.S. State Department and Department of Defense: Demand an end to Israel's forced displacement of Palestinians from East Jerusalem. See actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-now-to-call…

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

Staff (2021-05-11). Headlines for May 11, 2021. democracynow.org Israeli Airstrikes Kill 26 Palestinians in Gaza, Including 9 Children, Bodies of Indian COVID-19 Victims Found on Banks of Ganges River, World Health Organization Chief Blasts "Shocking Global Disparity" in Vaccine Access, U.S. Drug Regulator Clears Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine for Use in Children 12 and Older, Democrats Urge President Biden to Lift Iran Sanctions and Return to 2015 Nuclear Deal, Colombian President Warns Indigenous Protesters Amid Mounting Attacks by Vigilantes, Mother's Day Marchers Demand Mexican Government Take Action to Find Missing Children, Moroccan Authorities Raid Home of Western Sahara Ind…

Editorial Team (2021-05-11). 20 Palestinians killed by Israel following demonstrations in Sheikh Jarrah. challenge-magazine.org As the holiest city in several faiths, Jerusalem is very important to Jews, Muslims, and Christians and was originally intended to be a neutral zone for all parties. However, as Israeli occupation and settlements have expanded, Jerusalem has increasingly become Israeli controlled and inhabited. Palestinians are routinely harassed by the Israeli police state and are often rejected from entering checkpoints into holy areas.

commondreams (2021-05-11). End Brutal Repression of Palestinians Protesting Forced Displacement in Occupied East Jerusalem. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-11). Children among those killed in Gaza as Israeli airstrikes continue and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the rising casualties in the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, the march for justice for disappeared persons in Mexico, and more…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-11). IDF Deploys Artillery Batteries To Gaza Border, Signalling Fighting Ramps Up. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On the morning of May 11th, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) sent additional artillery batteries to the Gaza border as fighting intensifies in the Strip. | The deployment of these cannons and rocket launchers appear to indicate that the military is preparing for a potential wider conflict in the enclave. | The Israel Defense Forces said it bombed a Hamas team preparing to fire an anti-tank guided missile at Israel from the Gaza Strip. | Rocket launches continue from Gaza towards Israeli…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-10). Israeli Fierce Response To Rockets Rain From Gaza (Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | According to the Israel Defense Forces, about 150 rockets have been fired from Gaza towards Israel since the beginning of the escalation. As a result one Israeli soldier was reportedly injured. | In response, the IDF targeted military and civilian sites in Gaza. At least 65 people have been reportedly killed so far. | According to the videos that appeared online several Israeli UAVs targeted civilians in Gaza, killing dozens, including children. Israeli forces also destroyed…

Kathy Kelly (2021-05-11). Screen Shot 2021-05-11 at 9.05.58 AM.png. progressive.org An exhibit seeks to raise public awareness of the anonymous killing machines.

Staff (2021-05-11). ALBA-TCP Urges Colombia to Respect Human Rights. orinocotribune.com This Monday, May 10, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America — Peoples' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) asked the Colombian state to respect the human rights of its citizens. | "ALBA expresses its concern about the violence that is being experienced in Colombia, and condemns it. It calls on the State to respect human rights and guarantee dialogue," stated the executive secretary of the regional bloc, Sasha Llorenti, at the conclusion of a conference with representatives of the Global South, Africa, America, and Europe, reported the news agency AVN. | Llorenti stressed the importance of other countries…

Noam Chomsky (2021-05-11). Big Pharma Cares More About Profiting From COVID Than Human Survival. zcomm.org Unless vaccines go to the Global South, the virus is going to mutate. It's already happening, you get more lethal strains…

WSWS (2021-05-11). World Socialist Web Site replies to DVLA spokesman over alleged "inaccuracies" wsws.org "Your email confirms that the efforts of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency are not dedicated to mitigating any further risk to its employees, even after hundreds of staff have suffered preventable transmission of the virus in the workplace."—Tony Robson…

Rainer Shea (2021-05-11). Eternal War and Austerity: The Hell that Imperialist Propaganda Demands us to Accept. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — May 8, 2021 | The narrative managers of U.S. imperialism don't want us to think about the mounting evidence that an alternative to our current socio-political system exists. They don't want us to think about how over 800 Chinese million people have been lifted out of poverty in the last generation due due to China's socialist workers democracy, or about the successes that the five Marxist-Leninist countries have had in fighting Covid-19 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, or how a multi-polar world order is emerging which is diminishing the deadly reach of the U.S. empire, or how a new wa…

Amazon Watch (2021-05-11). Friday 5/21: Anti-Chevron Day Protest at Richmond Refinery. indybay.org Chevron Richmond Refinery, | Castro St. entrance — Street parking in Point Richmond (the other side of I-580); please allow up to 15 minutes to walk to the gate.

Jesse Jackson (2021-05-11). We Must Push Politics Aside in the Global Race to Vaccinate the World Against Covid-19. commondreams.org "If we are to address common global threats such as contagions or climate change or nuclear war, we must develop a global perspective." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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

David Swanson (2021-05-11). Talk World Radio: Richard Falk on Peace, War, and the Life of a Citizen Pilgrim. warisacrime.org Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm. Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. This week on Talk World Radio, our guest is Richard Falk. Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University, and currently Chair of Global Law, Queen Mary …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-11). Held to Ransom: Colonial Pipeline and the Vulnerabilities of Critical Infrastructure. dissidentvoice.org It should be making officials in the White House tremble. Critical infrastructure supplying 45% of the East Coast's diesel, gasoline and jet fuel, left at the mercy of a ransomware operation executed on May 6. In the process, 100 GB of data of Colonial Pipeline was seized and encrypted on computers and servers. The next …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-11). Spending More on Nukes: STRATCOM's Nuclear Death Wish. counterpunch.org The message to lawmakers is clear: spend more on nuclear weapons. If system capabilities are eroded such that ICBMs are cut from the triad, the commander recommends returning to that maniacally dangerous formula of keeping nuclear armed US Air Force bombers airborne and on permanent alert. The world can look forward to more nuclear accidentsoccasioned by pilot error and technical fault.

Rep. Ron Paul (2021-05-11). COVID Authoritarians Abuse Children. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Centers for Diseases …

Juan Cole (2021-05-11). What if Israelis attacked the Basilica of St. Peter on Easter? zcomm.org That's how Muslims feel about Assault on al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-05-11). China on the horizon as 'world's pharmacy'. mronline.org The World Health Organisation's approval Friday for China's COVID-19 vaccine known as Sinopharm dramatically transforms the ecosystem of the pandemic. | May 11, 2021 | News…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-05-11). Why Biden's Vaccine IP Waiver is Political Theatre. counterpunch.org India's Ministry of External Affairs has welcomed the statement of the US government of 5th May announcing their support for a relaxation in the norms of the agreement on TRIPS, to ensure quick and affordable access to vaccines and medicines for developing countries. Delhi is "hopeful that with a consensus based approach, the waiver can be approved quickly at the WTO." But is the optimism warranted?

Glenn Greenwald (2021-05-11). Antony Blinken Continues to Lecture the World on Values His Administration Aggressively Violates. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Continuing his world …

Norman Solomon, Jeff Cohen (2021-05-11). Congresswoman Jayapal Misses the Mark. indybay.org No way does Biden deserve an "A"

Toward increasing Networking (2021-05-11). Online events w/ Gabor Mate, Varoufakis, Vijay Prashad, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor & others. indybay.org Here are some 17 online events taking place over the next 10 days (and starting tomorrow, May 10), featuring people such as Gabor Mate, Varoufakis, Vijay Prashad, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Leon Kunstenaar, CodePink (2021-05-11). CODEPINK Holds Mother's Day Peace Rally at Golden Gate. indybay.org Continued killing in Afghanistan and other issues protested…

Editor2 (2021-05-11). Israel's Celebration of Destruction, Dispossession and Desecration. orinocotribune.com By Jeremy Salt — May 9, 2021 | On May 10 this year the state of Israel … but wait a moment … before we go any further … in talking about this state, its 'independence' was announced in 1948 by a colonial settler minority, putting it in exactly the same category as the 'unilateral declaration of independence' made in 1965 by Ian Smith, representing the colonial settler minority of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). | The notion of independence being declared by a settler minority over the wishes of the indigenous majority was absurd and naturally rejected by the world when declared by Rhodesia's colonial settlers…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-11). Indigenous Rights Groups Join Michigan Gov. Whitmer in Demanding Shutdown of Enbridge's Line 5. commondreams.org "Will Enbridge shut Line 5 down or will the public do it for them?" asked Indigenous-led organization Honor the Earth as Michigan's deadline for the pipeline approached. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mike Whitney (2021-05-11). The CoVaxx-19 Scorecard: Bleeding, Blood-Clots and the Whole Nine Yards. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. "We have enough …

Patrick Cockburn (2021-05-11). The Pursuit of National Liberty Should not be Handed Over to Toxic Populists and Demagogues. counterpunch.org Sending the royal navy to Jersey to confront the French was a suitable overture to elections in Britain dominated by populist nationalism of differing variants. Boris Johnson promised "unwavering support" for the island's government, a pledge it may find less than reassuring. In Paris, President Macron was likewise beating the patriotic drum, using the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon to praise "the child from Ajaccio who became master of Europe".

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-05-11). Estonia Becomes Centre Stage of Anti-Russia Military Exercises. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. 800 paratroopers from …

Eds. (2021-05-11). Fanon's renewal of the Marxist formula. mronline.org In the vortex of the Algerian revolution Fanon's return to 'the Marxist formula' was rooted in the concrete situation of a living struggle. | May 11, 2021 | Newswire…

Staff (2021-05-11). "Harm Is Still Being Done": 36 Years After MOVE Bombing, Misuse of Children's Remains Reopens Wounds. democracynow.org This week marks the 36th anniversary of the day the city of Philadelphia bombed its own citizens. On May 13, 1985, police surrounded the home of MOVE, a radical Black liberation organization that was defying orders to vacate. Police flooded the home with water, filled the house with tear gas, and blasted the house with automatic weapons, all failing to dislodge the residents. Finally, police dropped a bomb on the house from a helicopter, killing 11 people, including five children. The fire burned an entire city block to the ground, destroying over 60 homes. But the tragedy didn't end on that day. We look at how P…

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

Bernie Sanders, Pramila Jayapal (2021-05-11). It Is Imperative We Fix the Gaping Holes in Medicare. commondreams.org "The lack of benefits for hearing, dental and vision has severe consequences for worsening a whole host of other medical conditions," writes Bernie Sanders and Pramila Jayapal. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2021-05-11). High school students in France protest against holding of final-year exams amid pandemic. wsws.org The students are demanding the cancellation of the examinations and the certification of high school diplomas via continuous assessment throughout the year.

WSWS (2021-05-11). 750 bodies of New Yorkers who died from COVID-19 last year still held in refrigerated trucks. wsws.org Last year's initial pandemic wave in New York City resulted in mass deaths, which overwhelmed the city's mortuary facilities.

WSWS (2021-05-11). Pennsylvania educators support call to build the International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees. wsws.org The pandemic has demonstrated the ever-greater need for workers to organize in every industry and to connect their struggles across the globe.

WSWS (2021-05-11). Global pandemic heightens danger of another world war. wsws.org The international working class alone is capable of halting the drive to war, as it is the only social force able to overthrow capitalism and its outmoded system of rival nation-states.

Eds. (2021-05-11). ACURA Viewpoint: Sanctions and Forever Wars by Krishen Mehta. mronline.org The U.S. has sanctions against over 30 countries, close to one-third of the world's population. When the pandemic startedin early 2020, our Government tried to prevent Iran from buying respirator masks from overseas, and also thermal imaging equipment that could detect the virus in the lungs. | May 11, 2021…

Torous J. (2021-05-11). Digital Interventions for Symptoms of Depression and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. jamanetwork.com The need for accessible and effective mental health interventions remains a global health priority, with internet and smartphone technology offering a feasible means to deliver care. The global pandemic has accelerated interest in, use of, and support for digital mental health solutions. Thus, 2 articles in this issue of JAMA offer relevant and timely evidence for offering digitally enabled care and highlight emerging frontiers for the behavioral health field. Both articles present an impressive assessment of digital approaches to improve access and outcomes and use high-quality methodology (randomization, contro…

RobertAlvarez (2021-05-11). How Corporations Pumped Up CEO Pay While Their Low-Wage Workers Suffered in the Pandemic. ips-dc.org More than half of the country's 100 largest low-wage employers rigged pay rules in 2020 to give CEOs 29 percent average raises while their frontline employees made 2 percent less.

jamanetwork (2021-05-11). Programming Code—Related Errors. jamanetwork.com In the Research Letter titled "Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Among Commercially Insured Patients in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic," published in the December 15, 2020, issue of JAMA, a programming code error led to incorrect data reported throughout the Results section, the Figure, the Table, and the eTable in the Supplement. The main findings did not change. This article was corrected online.

Abbasi J. (2021-05-11). A Next-Generation Rapid, Accurate SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Test. jamanetwork.com More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests are plentiful, but highly accurate, affordable, point-of-care versions with quantitative data still don't exist. An innovative test from scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues could change that.

Chris Kanthan (2021-05-11). What America can learn from China — Lessons from the pandemic. nationofchange.org While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there's a lot that America can learn from China.

RobertAlvarez (2021-05-11). New Report: Executive Excess 2021. ips-dc.org Pumping Up CEO Pandemic Pay | Lead Report Author to Present at Webinar, 11 AM Today | More than half of the country's 100 largest low-wage employers rigged pay rules in 2020 to give CEOs 29 percent average raises while their frontline employees made 2 percent less | Washington, D.C. — A new Institute for Policy Studies report reveals staggering new statistics on top-tier U.S. corporations that moved bonus goalposts or made other changes to compensation rules to increase CEO pay while their low-wage workers suffered during the pandemic. | Key findings: | Of the 100 S&P 500 firms with the lowest me…

Andy Kroll (2021-05-11). Why the Pentagon Budget Never Goes Down. tomdispatch.com The first 100 days of President Joe Biden's administration have come and gone. While somewhat exaggerated, that milestone is normally considered the honeymoon period for any new president. Buoyed by a recent election triumph and inauguration, he's expected to be at the peak of his power when it comes to advancing the biggest, boldest items on his agenda. And indeed, as far as, say, infrastructure or pandemic vaccination goals, Biden has delivered in a major way. Blindly funding the Pentagon and its priorities in the stratospheric fashion that's become the essence of Washington has, however, proven another matter…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-11). McDonald's workers across US gear up for strike demanding wage hike. peoplesdispatch.org The one-day strike will be held a day before the annual shareholders' meeting. McDonald's made $5 billion amid the pandemic last year but an average worker earns around USD 7.25 per hour.

WSWS (2021-05-11). Epidemiologist warns of "inevitable" COVID-19 outbreaks in Australia. wsws.org The flawed hotel quarantine program and shambolic vaccine rollout have rendered the country vulnerable to the current surge of the pandemic.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). Preventive screening during COVID-19 pandemic leads to early diagnosis of treatable breast cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers have been concerned about a growing number of patients delaying or skipping preventive screenings because they have been hesitant to see their health care provider. Experts have stressed that it's not only safe to come in for preventive screenings, but also it's important to avoid future health problems …

Reiner Fuellmich (2021-05-11). Video: "Crimes Against Humanity": The German Corona Investigation. "The PCR Pandemic" globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. First published in …

Sarah Anderson (2021-05-11). CEO Pay Skyrocketed at Corporations While Their Low-Wage Workers Suffered in the Pandemic. commondreams.org "It's time for public policy to shift corporate America away from a business model that creates obscene wealth for a few at the top and economic insecurity for so many of the rest of us." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2021-05-11). COVID-19 infections soar in Alberta as third wave continues to rampage across Canada. wsws.org If Alberta were a country, it would have the second-highest infection rate in the G20 behind only Argentina.

David Bacon (2021-05-11). Abandonment of COVID protections puts farm workers in a stranglehold. peoplesworld.org Growers are just beginning to bring this year's wave of contracted laborers into Washington State for the coming season to pick apples, cherries, and other fruit. The laborers are arriving to just-relaxed COVID-19 health and safety requirements for farmworkers, courtesy of a Superior Court judge in Yakima County, the heart of the state's apple country. Meanwhile, …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-11). AI analytics predict COVID-19 patients' daily trajectory in UK intensive care. imperial.ac.uk Researchers used AI to identify which daily changing clinical parameters best predict intervention responses in critically ill COVID-19 patients.

Peter Kuper (2021-05-11). Covid's Spread Ignores All Borders. thenation.com Covid's Spread Ignores All Borders…

Fahad Shah (2021-05-11). Parking Lot Crematoria Burn Through the Night as Covid-19 Overwhelms Delhi. thenation.com Parking Lot Crematoria Burn Through the Night as Covid-19 Overwhelms Delhi…

Colin Todhunter (2021-05-11). Anthony Fauci "has no clue and no authority to lecture on what is good for India" dissidentvoice.org In light of the current COVID-related situation in India, Dr Anthony Fauci, the top US adviser on COVID, has called for India to implement a hard lockdown and for the mass roll-out of vaccines. However, Fauci has no clue and no authority to lecture on what is good for India. That is the view of …

Staff (2021-05-11). 'People are dying every minute': COVID-19 catastrophes in India and Brazil. therealnews.com A nightmarish combination of international capitalist greed, vaccine hoarding in the global North, and right-wing national governments has thrown India and Brazil into the deadly throes of a catastrophic COVID-19 surge.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). Mayo Clinic adds state-by-state vaccination rates, national trends to COVID-19 Resource Center. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic data scientists have added a vaccination tracker to Mayo's COVID-19 Resource Center, with state-by-state data and trends, so users can follow the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in all 50 states, compare progress on one- and two-shot vaccinations, and receive Mayo Clinic guidance on what the trends mean for summer travel and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). Mayo Clinic to offer more walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic held a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Rochester on Wednesday, May 5. At this clinic, one patient shared why he came in to get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Watch: Patient discusses why he chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. youtu.be/ORLLLOOJ7eg Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites and b-roll of the Mayo Clinic walk-in COVID-19 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Mammograms and COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend of mine shared that she went for her annual mammogram last week. At the appointment, she was asked whether she had been vaccinated for COVID-19 and had experienced any changes in her breasts. I recently received my first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Although I feel fine, I'm wondering if there …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). Children also face long-term effects of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Long-term effects of COVID-19 infection are affecting the health of some children and teens, as well as adults. While most children with COVID-19 infection have mild symptoms or have no symptoms at all, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says anyone who has had COVID-19 ? even if the illness was mild or if …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ramping up COVID-19 vaccination rate in race against virus. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 cases are falling in the U.S. because 245 million doses of one of the available COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "But at the same time, there are still people who need more information about the safety and the value …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). HEPA filter reduces airborne respiratory particles generated during exercise that can transmit viruses. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A pair of Mayo Clinic studies shed light on something that is typically difficult to see with the eye: respiratory aerosols. Such aerosol particles of varying sizes are a common component of breath, and they are a typical mode of transmission for respiratory viruses like COVID-19 to spread to other people and …

CJ Hopkins (2021-05-11). The Criminalization of Dissent. "Covid Deniers"and "Anti-Vaxxers" under Surveillance. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. One of the …

Barbara Loe Fisher (2021-05-11). Seeing Through the COVID Spin. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The COVID-19 spin …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). When will COVID-19 vaccines be available for children? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Anyone 16 and older is now approved to be vaccinated for COVID-19, but researchers hope to open up vaccinations for those under 16 soon. Clinical trials for the Pfizer vaccine with children ages 12-15 have shown promising results. "In the last month or so we have seen Pfizer release some really exciting data in the …

Kuehn BM. (2021-05-11). Even Partial COVID-19 Vaccination Protects Nursing Home Residents. jamanetwork.com A CDC analysis has shown that a single dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine protected medically vulnerable nursing home residents as well as it did general adult populations that were evaluated in other efficacy and effectiveness studies.

Global Research News (2021-05-11). Selected Articles: Halt COVID Vaccine, Prominent Scientist Tells CDC. globalresearch.ca By In a public comment to the CDC, molecular biologist and toxicologist Dr. Janci Chunn Lindsay, Ph.D., called to immediately halt Covid vaccine production and distribution. …

Abby D. (2021-05-11). Sonoma County Child Protective Services Referrals Down. indybay.org Covid has affected Child Protective Services. Since Covid started the reports have gone down. Now that school has gone online the teachers haven't been reporting. The police and hospital staff have been the ones reporting the more severe cases.

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

Eds. (2021-05-11). Center-periphery relationships of pharmaceutical value chains. mronline.org The internationalization of the pharmaceutical industry only rose after the internationalization of patent protection in the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs Agreement) (Haakonsson, 2009). | May 11, 2021…

Pedro Caban (2021-05-11). Will the United States finally decolonize Puerto Rico? mronline.org On April 14, 2021 the House Committee on Natural Resources held hearings on two competing bills to end Puerto Rico's colonial status. H.R.1522, the Puerto Rican State Admission Act and H.R.2070, the Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act. | May 11, 2021…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-05-11). Daniel Jadue, the Communist mayor determined to end Chile's neoliberal nightmare. peoplesworld.org Working and marginalized people in Chile can now see possibilities of relief from the political grief of decades. A new constitution is in the works. And Daniel Jadue, author of an astonishingly progressive program as mayor of Recoleta municipality, a commune in the north of Santiago Province, is a presidential candidate. The election is set …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-11). McDonald's workers forced into another one-day strike on May 19. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO —McDonald's workers in at least 14 cities from coast to coast are being forced to stage yet another 1-day strike, for decent living wages, on May 19, the day before the fast food giant's shareholders meeting. Their demand: $15 and a union…what else? The latest forced strike occurs in a different backdrop from prior …

Editor (2021-05-11). Stop drug monopoly murders. workers.org Once again, capitalist greed predominates over human need — with very dire consequences. In the world's worst wave of coronavirus cases, which began in late March, India reported its largest daily death figures — 4,187 people as of May 8. In the third-highest global death toll, over 242,000 people have . . . |

Joe Piette (2021-05-11). Anishinaabe people, allies resist Enbridge Line 3 pipeline. workers.org Philadelphia People marched from Philadelphia's City Hall to a Wells Fargo Bank office May 7 to demand the bank stop funding Enbridge Corporation Line 3. The Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline would bring nearly a million barrels of tar sands oil per day from Alberta, Canada, to Superior, Wis. . . . |

Shanelle Genai (2021-05-11). What Is This, Hunny? RHOA's Porsha Williams Goes Instagram Official With New Fiancé Simon Guobadia. thegrapevine.theroot.com On Monday night, the social streets went from zero to 100 real quick when Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams

Kyle Batson (2021-05-11). Workers rally to boycott Food4Less in Los Angeles. liberationnews.org "Negotiations for one year, guess what they've come back with? Fifty cents a year. Fifty cents!"

Tonja Renée Stidhum (2021-05-11). The Risky Business of the Golden Globes—HFPA Makes Statement Following NBC Canceling 2022 Ceremony. thegrapevine.theroot.com Hollywood is known as the place where

Tonja Renée Stidhum (2021-05-11). If a Celebrity Is Canceled in the Forest and Everyone Is Around to Hear Them, Do They Constantly Make Sounds?>. thegrapevine.theroot.com Oh, "Cancel Culture" discourse hasn't been canceled yet?! Alrighty…

Staff (2021-05-11). What could life and media be without surveillance capitalism? therealnews.com In the previous two livestreams in this special series, we identified many of the maladies that plague our lives in the digital era. Now, we talk about how to fight back—and the alternatives we should be fighting for.

Maiysha Kai (2021-05-11). Orange Is the New Red Carpet: Laverne Cox Is E!'s New Red Carpet Host. theroot.com If there's one thing Laverne Cox knows how to do, it's work a red carpet. On Monday, it was announced that the primetime Emmy-nominated and Daytime Emmy-winning actress-activist-producer best known for her breakout role in Orange Is the New Black will soon be working the red carpet for E!, as the network's newest host…

Elliot Sperber (2021-05-11). Planting Caltrops in the Dawn. counterpunch.org Planting Caltrops in the Dawn What have you got A hole in your head? Too? Four? Six, eyes umbrellas shouldn't just snap, right? It really oughtta be a crime Or, it is! In the true light of the true law Although it's unenforced Haha! Or, we don't recognize — Complex as it is, as it

Alexander Rubinstein (2021-05-11). Andrew Yang [kee]: Champion of Memes, Math and Murder. mintpressnews.com WASHINGTON (Substack //

The Conversation (2021-05-11). Our Climate Future is on a Spectrum, Depending on What we Do Now; How Bad could it Get? juancole.com By Mark Maslin | — The climate crisis is no longer a looming threat — people are now living with the consequences of centuries of greenhouse gas emissions. But there is still everything to fight for. How the world chooses to respond in the coming years will have massive repercussions for generations yet to be …

Jay Connor (2021-05-11). Why Not? Twitter Erupts After Russell Westbrook Breaks Oscar Robertson's Triple-Double Record. theroot.com After bullying boxscores for the past 13 seasons, Russell Westbrook has accomplished a feat that was once thought humanly impossible. On Monday night, the nine-time NBA All-Star etched his name in the record books when, after snatching his 10th rebound off of the rim with 8: 30 remaining in the fourth quarter, he broke…

Jay Connor (2021-05-11). On Bob Baffert's Kentucky Derby Scoreboard, Cancel Culture Edges Out Accountability In a Spectacular Photo Finish. theroot.com We have another victim, y'all.

Greta Anderson (2021-05-11). The Cash Cows of Catron County. counterpunch.org When a rancher claims to have lost livestock due to Mexican wolf predation, there are several ways that they can seek compensation. One of those ways is a program run by the U.S.D.A Farm Services Agency (FSA) known as the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), which provides compensation for livestock lost due to attack by animals

Dean Baker (2021-05-11). Inside the April Jobs Report. counterpunch.org The April employment report was considerably weaker than had generally been expected, with the economy adding just 266,000 jobs. Furthermore, the prior two months numbers were revised down by 78,000. The unemployment rate edged up to 6.1 percent, but this was entirely due to more people entering the labor force. The employment-to-population ratio (EPOP) also

Staff (2021-05-11). How prisoners expanded the civil rights movement. therealnews.com In the 1970s, a multiracial coalition of prisoners staged a collective uprising against the dehumanizing horrors of the American prison system. And the backlash paved the way for the prison-industrial complex we have today.

Gery Armsby (2021-05-11). After death by cop, seeking justice for Mikayla Miller, Black lesbian teen. workers.org Hopkinton, Mass. May 6 — The death of 16-year-old Black lesbian Mikayla Miller under mysterious circumstances in mid-April has ignited an outcry from a broad front of anti-racism forces. Black and LGBTQ2S+ organizers from the Greater Boston area joined with Mikayla's grieving community to lead a vigil today that drew . . . |

Gery Armsby (2021-05-11). Seeking justice for Mikayla Miller, Black lesbian teen. workers.org Hopkinton, Mass. May 6 — The death of 16-year-old Black lesbian Mikayla Miller under mysterious circumstances in mid-April has ignited an outcry from a broad front of anti-racism forces. Black and LGBTQ2S+ organizers from the Greater Boston area joined with Mikayla's grieving community to lead a vigil today that drew . . . |

Anand Naidoo (2021-05-11). The Heat: U.S. politics and Biden's agenda. america.cgtn.com President Biden pushes ahead with his U.S. domestic agenda. But what can he accomplish?

Anonymous765 (2021-05-11). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — May 11, 2021. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier ai…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-11). Military Situation In Syria On May 11, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 10, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 46 times: 23 — in Idlib province, 12 — in Latakia province, 9 — in Hama province, 5 — in Aleppo province | On May 10, a Turkish soldier was killed and 11 others were wounded as a result of the targeting of a Turkish military convoy on Kafr Lusin road with two IED blasts | On May 10, the Turkish-backed forces attacked SAA vehicle by a guided missile launcher…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-11). School Shooting in Russia's Kazan Leaves At Least 11 Dead, 16 Injured. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageOn May 11th, a school shooting left at least 11 dead in the Russian city of Kazan, Initial reports claimed that there were 6, then 9. It became 11, after a report that two students jumped out of a window and died, trying to save themselves. | The Russian news agency Interfax reported that at least 9 people — eight students and a teacher — had been killed in the incident. | While one…

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

Anonymous103 (2021-05-11). No Safe Place For Turkey: Soldier Killed In Attack On Turkish Convoy In Syria's Greater Idlib. southfront.org ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE: Turkish troops | On May 10th, a rocket attack targeted a convoy of Turkish forces on the road between Kafr Lusin and Bab al-Hawa crossing on the Syrian-Turkish border in northern Idlib. | A column included seven military vehicles of Turkish forces. One soldier was killed and four others were injured as a result of the IED attack, according to Turkey's National Defense Ministry. The victim was identified as Lieutenant Osman Alp."In the Operation Spring Shield zone, one of our hero fellow soldiers was martyr…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-11). New Military Letter Warning Of Civil War In France Gains 160,000+ Signatures. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | A group of currently serving French soldiers has published an open letter warning President Emmanuel Macron that the survival of France is at stake after his "concessions" to Islamism. | The French government condemned it, as well as a similar letter in April. | This previous letter was signed and published by 20 French semi-retired generals. | The letter to the government last month came from semi-retired generals. The minister in charge of the armed forces, Florence Parly, said they wou…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-11). U.S. Coast Guard Warship Fires 30 Warning Shots At IRGC Speed Boats. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 10th, a US Coast Guard warship fired 30 warning shots at 13 Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) "fast boats" that reportedly approached it in the Strait of Hormuz. | Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said that after the Iranian vessels didn't heed a warning call, the US warship was forced to fire warning shots. | During a briefing today at the Pentagon, Kirby said it was six U.S. Navy vessels that were escorting the guided missile submarine USS Georgia which were involved in the incid…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-11). Military Situation In Yemen On May 11, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 10, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 16 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 10, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 10, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Boqa area | On May 10, Ansar Allah attacked Abha Airport with a Qasef 2k suicide drone | On May 10, the Saudi-led forces attacke Ansar Allah position in Khar mountain, the attack reportedly was repelled by Ansar Allah | On May 11, clashes…

WSWS (2021-05-11). New York City municipal unions promote massive cuts to health care for retirees. wsws.org In an agreement negotiated by the municipal unions, workers from dozens of city agencies, including teachers, sanitation workers, EMTs and firefighters will be switched to a health care program that can cost thousands in out-of-pocket expenses.

WSWS (2021-05-11). Part two of a conversation with film historian, scholar James Naremore: Max Ophuls's classic Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948). wsws.org The film takes the form of a letter from a woman, Lisa Berndle (Joan Fontaine), to a man, celebrated pianist Stefan Brand (Louis Jourdan), with whom she has been obsessed since she was an adolescent. He reads it during the course of one night.

WSWS (2021-05-11). Workers at Nexteer Automotive in Saginaw, Michigan demand details of tentative agreement negotiated by UAW. wsws.org After working for more than one year past the contract expiration date and voting down an earlier sellout agreement in February, workers at Nexteer are being kept in the dark about a second tentative contract negotiated by the United Auto Workers union.

WSWS (2021-05-11). Locked out ExxonMobil workers fight for jobs and safety at Texas refinery. wsws.org More than 650 workers have been locked out by the oil and chemical giant since May 1.

WSWS (2021-05-11). Bangladesh power project workers face witch-hunt after police killings. wsws.org Police violence against workers and the poor in Bangladesh is escalating under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's increasingly authoritarian government.

WSWS (2021-05-11). UAW-Volvo contract "highlights" reveal attacks on wages, health care, work schedules. wsws.org The proposed agreement, which workers will vote on at a May 16 meeting, goes even further than UAW-backed concessionary contracts since 2008, introducing "Alternative Work Schedules" and sharply higher health care costs on workers.

WSWS (2021-05-11). Seven dead in Colorado Springs birthday party mass shooting. wsws.org A gunman killed six people before taking his own life at a birthday celebration in Colorado Springs in the early morning hours of Mother's Day.

WSWS (2021-05-11). Inspector General confirms Capitol Police ignored fascist Proud Boy mob on January 6. wsws.org In his third appearance before the House Administration Committee, Inspector General Michael Bolton provided further evidence of the coordinated police stand-down that facilitated the January 6 coup attempt.

WSWS (2021-05-11). Doctors raise concerns about bone scans required for claims in the Flint water settlement. wsws.org Several residents who had been tested told the WSWS that the dangers of radiation, particularly in children and pregnant women, were not explained.

WSWS (2021-05-11). Vote "No" on Volvo-UAW sellout contract! Join the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee! wsws.org The proposed agreement, which workers will vote on at a May 16 meeting, goes even further than UAW-backed concessionary contracts since 2008, introducing "Alternative Work Schedules" and sharply higher health care costs on workers.

WSWS (2021-05-11). Under-employment soars to record high in Australia. wsws.org The government and employers are effectively coercing jobless workers into accepting employment on sub-standard pay and conditions, setting the stage for an eruption of working class struggles.

WSWS (2021-05-11). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Workers at the New Holland Apparel factory in Nicaragua have walked out in opposition to the terms accepted by their union for closure of the plant.

WSWS (2021-05-11). Modi pledges to "save India from lockdown"—not infection and death. wsws.org India, home to more than one-sixth of the world's population, is now engulfed by a health and social catastrophe that was both foreseeable and foreseen.

WSWS (2021-05-11). Molycop threatens steel jobs in Australia as it demands increased tariffs. wsws.org The company and the trade unions are preparing the ground for a major restructure, at the expense of workers' jobs and conditions.

WSWS (2021-05-11). French active-duty soldiers publish letter threatening a military coup. wsws.org This letter shows the deadly seriousness with which the working class must take the threat of far-right networks in the state planning a coup and a military dictatorship.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-05-11). The Vaccine Passport: An Instrument of Social Control. The Rise of "Utilitarian Extremism", and How to Recognize It. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Proof of vaccination …

Valery Kulikov (2021-05-11). US Troops Trying to Break Through from Afghanistan into Central Asia. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. As the evacuation …

Slobodan Eriƒá (2021-05-11). In Defense of Identity and Freedom. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The Serbian magazine …

Iain Davis (2021-05-11). Coronavirus — Buying a Single Version of the Truth. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The UK Column …

Dr. Gary Null (2021-05-11). Why Are Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin Being Officially Suppressed? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Had the FDA …

Carey Gillam (2021-05-11). Weed Killing Pesticide Paraquat Allegedly Causes Parkinson. Litigation in U.S. Courts. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Six more lawsuits …

Julian Rose (2021-05-11). Bravery and Risk in the Age of Truth. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Rising-up almost perceptibly …

Prof. Daniel Broudy (2021-05-11). International Corona Research Cohort. The Lawsuit against the CDC, the WHO and the Davos Group. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Some of my …

Prof Rodrigue Tremblay (2021-05-11). Unregulated Digital Cryptocurrencies Versus Regulated National Currencies: Is There a Danger? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. "I have arrived …

Celeste McGovern (2021-05-11). An Army of Big Biotech Companies Is Using Psych Tactics to 'Create Vaccine Demand'. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The U.S. is …

Manlio Dinucci (2021-05-11). L'Europa terreno di manovra di strategie Usa-Nato. globalresearch.ca La mobilità terrestre delle persone nell'Unione europea è stata paralizzata nel 2020 dai lockdown, principalmente in seguito al blocco del turismo. Lo stesso è avvenuto nella mobilità aerea: secondo uno studio del Parlamento Europeo (marzo 2021), essa ha subà¨to una …

Megan Redshaw (2021-05-11). EU Regulators Call on Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca for More Data on Heart Inflammation, Guillain—Barré Syndrome. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. EU regulators Friday …

Moderator (2021-05-11). Joe Biden's First 100 Days Were a Pentagon Prize. scheerpost.com U.S. Secretary of Defense / CC BY 2.0] By Mandy Smithberger / TomDispatch The first 100 days of President Joe Biden's administration have come and gone. While somewhat exaggerated, that milestone is normally considered the honeymoon period for any new president. Buoyed by a recent election triumph and inauguration, he's expected to be at the peak of his power when it comes to advancing the biggest… |

Couturaud F, Sanchez O, Bertoletti L. (2021-05-11). Pulmonary Embolism Prevalence Among Hospitalized Patients With COPD—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Using a validated pulmonary embolism diagnostic algorithm based on the Geneva score, D-dimer levels, and spiral computed tomographic pulmonary angiography plus leg compression ultrasound, our study found that pulmonary embolism was diagnosed in 5.9% of patients hospitalized with COPD with acutely worsening respiratory symptoms. In his letter, Dr Xiong suggests that this rate of pulmonary embolism may be lower than proposed by 2 retrospective studies and that our study design may have resulted in false-negatives.

Latino USA (2021-05-11). Not Always About The Money (A Latino USA Podcast). latinorebels.com But, not every single medical tourist is crossing the border to save money. People like Maria Davis-Cherry are crossing the border in hopes of saving their own lives.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-11). Massive protests organized in Brazil against police brutality. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands have been protesting in Brazil since May 6 condemning the murder of 28 people who were killed in a police operation in Jacarezinho. Jacarezinho is a poor neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro's northern zone.

Xiong W. (2021-05-11). Pulmonary Embolism Prevalence Among Hospitalized Patients With COPD. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The PEP study suggested that the prevalence of pulmonary embolism was 5.9% among 740 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) hospitalized with acutely worsening respiratory symptoms by using a diagnostic algorithm based on the revised Geneva score and D-dimer levels. In this study, patients with a revised Geneva score less than 11 and a D-dimer value less than 500 ng/mL did not undergo further evaluation for pulmonary embolism.

Sotos JG. (2021-05-11). Disclosure of Presidential Health Information. jamanetwork.com To the Editor In his recent article about presidential health, Dr Klitzman's important concerns about how to balance legitimate disclosure of presidential health information and medical confidentiality may have answers in military medical precedents. For example, in regard to "whether…such objective criteria could even be established" to govern the disclosure of such information, military services have answered this challenge by developing broad yet nuanced medical requirements for general military service, supplemented by additional requirements tailored to specific military occupations, eg, pilot, air traffic…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-11). Three Thai activists accused of insulting monarchy are released on bail. peoplesdispatch.org Parit Chirawak, Chaiamorn Kaewwiboonpan and Phromsorn Weerathamjaree were released from prison on May 11. Over the past few days, four more activists facing similar charges have also got bail…

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

Fight Back (2021-05-11). Job market stumbles in April. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On Friday, May 7, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that businesses added 266,000 workers. This was only one-quarter of the additional 1 million jobs that economists had predicted. This left the economy down more than 8 million jobs from February of 2020, right before the economic crisis started. At the current rate it will take the economy more than two and half years to gain back the lost jobs Women have been harder hit by the recession, and the gap with men widened in April as all of the net new jobs went to men. | The weak jobs report unleashed a flood of claims by the Republicans that fed…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-11). Anti-imperialists protest US military maneuvers in Greece. peoplesdispatch.org On Friday, May 7, anti-imperialist groups in the Greek city of Alexandroupolis protested the use of the city's port as a US-NATO base. On Wednesday, the US ship Liberty Promise docked at the port and unloaded military equipment and personnel to be deployed in the ongoing "Defender Europe 21" joint military exercise in the Baltic region. The call for mobilization was given by the Alexandroupolis committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). | The landing of military personnel and equipment at the Alexandroupolis port was witnessed by US ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt and Greek defense minister Nikolaos Pa…

Araya R, Menezes P, Claro H, et al. (2021-05-11). Digital Intervention and Depressive Symptoms in Patients With Hypertension or Diabetes. jamanetwork.com These randomized clinical trials compare the effects of smartphone app—delivered mini-sessions to treat depression vs enhanced usual care on depressive symptoms among patients with hypertension or diabetes in Brazil and Peru.

Richard C. Gross (2021-05-11). The Political Party of the Big Lie. counterpunch.org "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark." — Hamlet," Act 1, Scene IV The boy who cried wolf would feel right at home in the Republican Party. The lying, the hypocrisy is staggering in their audacity, in the capacity of many Republicans to act without conscience, without shame, without honor. They are violating trust and

Speaker SL, Pfoh ER, Pappas MA, et al. (2021-05-11). Oral Temperature of Noninfected Hospitalized Patients. jamanetwork.com This study describes oral temperatures in a large sample of nonsurgical inpatients without infections to inform evaluation of fever in the hospital.

Abbasi J. (2021-05-11). Highly Sensitive Point-of-Care Ebola Diagnostic In Development. jamanetwork.com A novel, point-of-care (POC) antigen test in development at Duke University could allow for quick and accurate Ebola detection in decentralized health care facilities without a laboratory infrastructure. The World Health Organization has called for such a test since the 2014-2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak, which killed more than 11‚ÄØ000 people.

Tom Conway (2021-05-11). How upskilling America will rebuild the middle class. nationofchange.org Providing workers with a pathway for that upskilling will be essential to meeting the nation's infrastructure needs.

Brett Wilkins (2021-05-11). Report reveals major corporations are funding lawmakers behind anti-democracy bills. nationofchange.org "It is now more urgent than ever to build a just transition away from fossil fuels and fight off attacks against protest and our freedom to vote, so that we can have a planet our communities can thrive on."

Tom Engelhardt (2021-05-11). Tomgram: Mandy Smithberger, Joe Biden's Pentagon Honeymoon. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Strange, isn't it? Our secretary of state emphatically claims that China has been acting "more aggressively abroad" and behaving "increasingly in adversarial ways." No, he insists, we're not exactly at the edge of a new cold war or …

Klitzman R. (2021-05-11). Disclosure of Presidential Health Information—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Dr Sotos suggests that the approach of the USAF might provide a useful solution to the challenge of balancing the disclosure of presidential health information and confidentiality, as addressed in my recent article. While the military's approach is worth considering, its potential utility may be limited by the contexts of the military and the presidency, which differ in several crucial ways. Sotos recommends that Congress use as a model the list of diagnoses that the USAF has developed for determining whether to disqualify individuals from certain jobs. The military provides a useful guide concerning wha…

Aspvall K, Andersson E, Melin K, et al. (2021-05-11). Effect of Internet-Delivered vs In-Person CBT on OCD Symptoms in Children and Adolescents. jamanetwork.com This noninferiority trial compares the effects of an internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program followed by traditional in-person CBT if necessary vs in-person CBT alone on symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents.

Staff (2021-05-11). Colombia: Duque's Meeting with National Strike Committee Ends with No Agreement. orinocotribune.com The meeting of Colombian President Iván Duque and the National Strike Committee—made up of unions and organizations that led the demonstrations ongoing since April 28—ended this Monday, May 10, without agreement. As a result a new day of demonstrations was called for on Wednesday. | "The government, on the two central issues that were raised—regarding the guarantees of the protests, and concerning the cessation of repressive actions by police, military and paramilitary forces against the people… did not say anything concrete," stated the Secretary General of the Central Union of Workers of Col…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-11). Victory Day commemorating Nazi defeat in World War II observed across Europe. peoplesdispatch.org Nazi Germany signed the final German Instrument of Surrender in Berlin late on May 8, 1945 (May 9 according to Russian time). The day is marked as Victory Day…

Kates MM, Tuli S. (2021-05-11). Patient Information: Complications of Contact Lenses. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page describes common and more serious complications of contact lens use, their warning signs, and prevention measures.

jamanetwork (2021-05-11). Drugs for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis. jamanetwork.com This Medical Letter provides 2 tables summarizing key information about drugs for postmenopausal osteoporosis published as part of a comprehensive review on the topic.

Robbins MS. (2021-05-11). Diagnosis and Management of Headache. jamanetwork.com This narrative review summarizes the clinical characteristics, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and acute and preventive treatment options for primary headache disorders (migraine, tension-type headache, trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias) and secondary causes.

Staff (2021-05-11). 'Stones Against Guns': Baltasar Garzón's Letter to Colombia's Iván Duque. orinocotribune.com The Spanish legal expert Baltasar Garzón sent a letter to the president of Colombia, Iván Duque, in light of the serious situation facing the South American country. In the letter, which he titled "Stones Against Guns," Garzón demands that the Colombian president put a stop to the violence and enter a dialogue, while accusing him of allowing the systematic violation of human rights that has occurred during the national strike and demonstrations. | In the letter, Garzón classified the police repression against protesters in Colombia as "savage." | "Mr. Duque, do not make the same mistake as Piñera, declaring war o…

Staff (2021-05-11). European Union Foreign Ministers: Venezuela's New CNE a 'First Step'. orinocotribune.com The European Union's Foreign Affairs Ministers consider the new National Electoral Council (CNE) of Venezuela appointed by Parliament as "one step among others" towards elections that the "international community" considers democratic. European former colonial powers usually consider themselves as the "international community." | "The National Council is one step among others that will have to come in order to be able to hold elections with democratic guarantees at the regional, local level, and of course, at the presidential level," said Arancha González Laya, Spain's Foreign Minister, summarizing "the sentiment…

Cesar Chelala (2021-05-11). The Humanity of a Bombardier. counterpunch.org We were sitting with my friend Manny Greer on the bench outside Ground Support, our favorite coffee house in Soho. Both the owner and the manager pamper us since, as soon as they see us sitting there, they bring us coffee for me and tea for Manny. It was getting late and a bit cold

Martinez FJ, Yow E, Flaherty KR, et al. (2021-05-11). Effect of Antimicrobial Therapy on Adults With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. jamanetwork.com This clinical trial investigates whether the addition of antimicrobial treatments co-trimoxazole or doxycycline to usual care improves outcomes among patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis better than usual care alone.

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

Lauren Stroh (2021-05-11). Diane Seuss's American Gothic. thenation.com Diane Seuss's American Gothic…

Christina Noriega (2021-05-11). Colombian Protesters Are Ready for the Long Haul. thenation.com Colombian Protesters Are Ready for the Long Haul…

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

Tom Tomorrow (2021-05-11). History Lessons From 3021. thenation.com History Lessons From 3021…

Katha Pollitt (2021-05-11). Rushing to Judgment on Scott Stringer. thenation.com Rushing to Judgment on Scott Stringer…

Pip Hinman (2021-05-11). NSW government forced back to drawing board on flood plain harvesting. greenleft.org.au The NSW government's water management plan is in crisis after its floodplain harvesting regulations were rejected a second time. Tracey Carpenter reports.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-11). Activists demand AFP stop training killers. greenleft.org.au West Papuan refugees and solidarity activists want the Australian Federal Police to stop training killers, reports Kerry Smith.

Julio C. Gambina (2021-05-11). Estados Unidos: øQuién debe financiar al Estado? globalizacion.ca El presidente de EEUU habilitó un debate sobre el financiamiento del Estado al presentar en el Congreso de su país el "Plan de Familias Estadounidenses", con un costo de 1,8 billones de dólares. La salud y la educación aparecen privilegiadas…

The Green Arcade (2021-05-11). Thursday 5/13: Poetry y Platica Live Online. indybay.org The Green Arcade | 1680 Market Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

United Front Against Displacement (2021-05-11). Saturday 5/22: Come Together, Speak Out, Fight Back! Defending public housing in the Bay Area. indybay.org Bobby Hutton Park (16th Street & Adeline), Oakland CA…

Zachary Conti (2021-05-11). IMF Approves Sudan Debt Relief Plan. indybay.org On Monday, the International Monetary Fund approved a plan to pay for Sudan's debt owed to the financial institution.

Paola Razo (2021-05-11). The Precautions of the Coronavirus outbreak within Sonoma County Jail. indybay.org The Precautions of the Coronavirus outbreak within Sonoma County Jail | By Paola Razo…

Higher Education Action Team (2021-05-11). Saturday 5/15: Stop The Attack On Our Community Colleges Panel. indybay.org To Join This Zoom Meeting | us02web.zoom.us/j/89712887688?pwd=c3E4dV…

John Nichols (2021-05-11). Republicans Love Hypocrites, and Elise Stefanik Is the Hypocrite Du Jour. thenation.com Republicans Love Hypocrites, and Elise Stefanik Is the Hypocrite Du Jour…

Maurizio Coppola (2021-05-11). Our lives, their profits: Against the G20 Global Health Summit! peoplesdispatch.org Organizations in Italy have called for a mobilization at the same time as the G20 Health Summit to call on global leaders to prioritize public health over profits and guarantee equal vaccine access…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-11). Africa with over 4.6 million cases has world's lowest vaccination rate. peoplesdispatch.org Despite being the second-most populous continent on the globe — accounting for 17.21% of the world population — the vaccination rate in Africa is the lowest in the world, currently adding up to only 1% of the vaccines administered worldwide…

Abbasi J. (2021-05-11). Personalized Cancer Vaccine Approach Safe in Early Trial. jamanetwork.com An experimental peptide vaccine personalized for individual patients with different cancer types was well tolerated in a phase 1 trial, researchers reported at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting in April. The vaccine is designed to train the immune system to detect and eliminate so-called micrometastic disease that remains after cancer treatment and can lead to recurrence.

alexander (2021-05-11). Radical May: Changing the world through progressive media. dsausa.org Featuring left-wing luminaries from across the globe, Radical May is sure to have something in its program for anyone and everyone who identifies as a member of the international Left.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Aging and changing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 56 and have noticed a few things are changing as I get older. I know as I age there will be more changes in my body and mind, but can you provide insights on what are some common things that I can expect? ANSWER: Throughout life, your body is constantly changing, and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). Mayo Clinic Minute: Lifestyle changes to manage menopause symptoms. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The average healthy woman begins menopause at 51, though some women will begin in their 40s or in their late 50s. It's a natural biological process that marks the time a woman ends her menstrual cycle. Mood swings, hot flashes and difficulty sleeping are common symptoms that can be effectively managed with hormone therapy. Lifestyle …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). Exploring health care disparities in minority populations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In recognition of National Minority Health Month, a number of Mayo Clinic experts participated in a virtual Mayo Clinic media briefing to discuss health care disparities that affect racial and ethnic minority populations in the U.S. The experts addressed health education, early detection and control of disease complications. These are some of the topics discussed: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). Mother and son share rare muscle disorder, treated decades apart by same doctor. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Twenty-four years ago, Bobbi Heinold, 17, was diagnosed with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, a genetic muscle condition characterized by weakness, especially in the face, shoulder blades and upper arms. Doctors told her it could affect her quality of life. Bobbi and her mom drove from their Indiana home to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to learn …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Signs of depression in teens and how to help. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. Although depression can occur at any time in life, symptoms may differ between teens and adults. Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). Mayo Clinic Minute: Scoliosis is not just for kids. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Some people might associate scoliosis as a spinal condition that only happens in children. But as reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute, that's not always the case. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/OnMYrAKzr7c Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). Trial demonstrates early AI-guided detection of heart disease in routine practice. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Heart disease can take a number of forms, but some types of heart disease, such as asymptomatic low ejection fraction, can be hard to recognize, especially in the early stages when treatment would be most effective. The ECG AI-Guided Screening for Low Ejection Fraction, or EAGLE, trial set out to determine whether …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Brain Tumor Awareness Month. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Primary brain tumors originate in the brain or tissues close to the brain, such as in brain-covering membranes, cranial nerves, or the pituitary or pineal glands. There are many types of primary brain tumors, and over 84,000 people will receive a primary brain tumor diagnosis in 2021, according to the National Brain Tumor Society. The median age …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). Consumer Health: Staying active and exercising with osteoporosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease, which affects approximately 10 million Americans, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-11). Consumer Health: Relaxation for stress relief. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about managing the stress in your life. Stress is an automatic physical, mental and emotional response to a challenging event. It's a normal part of everyone's life. When used positively, stress can lead to growth, action and change. But negative, …

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

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

Graziella Pogolotti (2021-05-11). La fragua de la nación cubana. globalizacion.ca En los dolorosos tiempos de la República neocolonial, cada 8 de mayo rendíamos tributo a Antonio Guiteras, víctima de una infame traición cuando intentaba embarcar hacia México desde el Morrillo para organizar en el país vecino un movimiento insurreccional destinado…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-11). 9 of 9 GOP Senators Agree That Voters Waiting in Line Should Not Be Given Food or Water. commondreams.org "Republicans would rather have you starve than vote," said one critic. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2021-05-11). Watchdog Groups Bring Message to DOJ with Mobile Billboard. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-11). Science Group Celebrates Landmark Decision for Offshore Wind. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-11). Arizona State Legislature Passes Anti-Voter, Anti-Democracy Bill Targeting Communities of Color. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-11). Congress Introduces Corporate Tax Transparency Legislation to Support Informed Investor Decisions. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Chuck Idelson (2021-05-11). The Far-Right War on History, Education, and Thinking. commondreams.org Chuck Idelson explains why the far-right of today is incredibly frightened of the nation's violent, oppressive, and racist past. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-11). 'The Future of Energy? Bright and Breezy': IEA Forecasts Huge Growth in Solar and Wind. commondreams.org "The future of energy? Bright and breezy," say Greenpeace of new solar and wind projections from the International Energy Agency. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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