2021-05-12: News Headlines

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-12). Muna is Palestine, Yakub is Israel: The Untold Story of Sheikh Jarrah. dissidentvoice.org There are two separate Sheikh Jarrah stories — one read and watched in the news and another that receives little media coverage or due analysis. The obvious story is that of the nightly raids and violence meted out by Israeli police and Jewish extremists against Palestinians in the devastated East Jerusalem neighborhood. For weeks, thousands …

_____ (2021-05-12). Israel Bombardment Of Gaza Escalates. popularresistance.org The Israeli military has continued its bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip early on Wednesday, targeting several areas after rockets were fired from the enclave. | It is the most intense airstrikes in Gaza since the bombardment in 2014. | Health authorities in Gaza said at least 35 Palestinians — including 10 children — were killed in Israeli air strikes on the Strip since late on Monday, after Hamas launched rockets from the coastal territory towards Israel. At least 233 others were injured. | At least five people in Israel have also been killed. | The rocket fire came after Hamas, which rules Gaz…

Staff (2021-05-12). Protest in Cape Town in solidarity with Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Cape Town in South Africa in solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-12). US Again Blocks UN Security Council Statement on Gaza, Jerusalem Violence. news.antiwar.com For the second time this week, the US blocked on Wednesday a statement from the UN Security Council on the ongoing Israeli violence against Palestinians. Media reports say 14 out of 15 of the UN Security Council members were in favor of the statement, and only the US opposed it. |

_____ (2021-05-12). Biden Administration Blocking UN Cease-Fire Statement As Israel Bombs Gaza. popularresistance.org The Biden administration is reportedly blocking the release of a United Nations Security Council statement calling for an immediate cease-fire as Israel continues its devastating assault on the occupied Gaza Strip, killing dozens of Palestinians and injuring hundreds more. | According to Reuters, which cited anonymous diplomats and sources familiar with the Biden administration's strategy, the United States is "delaying" the U.N. Security Council's "efforts to issue a public statement on escalating tensions between Israel and the Palestinians because it could be harmful to behind-the-scenes efforts to end the vio…

natashahz (2021-05-12). How Biden Enabled Israel's Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians. scheerpost.com By Juan Cole / Informed Comment…

Susan Price (2021-05-12). Stop Israeli attacks on Gaza. greenleft.org.au Twenty Palestinians, nine of them children, were killed in Israeli bombing attacks in the Gaza Strip on May 10, report Ali Abunimah, Maureen Clare Murphy and Tamara Nassar. Israeli forces reportedly moved tanks to the Gaza border on May 12 and have been bombing the city with white phosphorous.

_____ (2021-05-12). War Crimes Court 'Monitoring Developments' In West Bank. popularresistance.org The International Criminal Court's top prosecutor says she is keeping a close eye on developments in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza, as Israeli forces and Palestinians engage in deadly clashes and retaliatory strikes. | In a tweet on Wednesday, the court's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said she was concerned by developments in the region. | "I note with great concern the escalation of violence in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as well as in and around Gaza, and the possible commission of crimes under the Rome Statute," the prosecutor tweeted. | "My office will continue to monitor developmen…

Staff (2021-05-12). Headlines for May 12, 2021. democracynow.org At Least 50 Palestinians Killed as Israeli Attacks Continue; Protests Call Out Israeli Crimes, Red Cross Warns COVID Cases "Exploding" in Asia as India Continues to Break New Records, Algeria Moves to Ban Unauthorized Protests as Pro-Democracy Movement Gains Steam, French Court Tosses Lawsuit from Agent Orange Victim Against Chemical Companies, Family of Andrew Brown Jr. Views More Footage of Police Killing, Confirms Shooting Was Unjustified, Ahmaud Arbery's Killers Plead Not Guilty to Federal Hate Crimes, Arizona Passes Law to Cut Voters from Early Mail-in Voting List, Liz Cheney Delivers Scathing Rebuke as GOP…

Fight Back (2021-05-12). San Jose: Large protest against Israeli attacks on Palestinians. fightbacknews.org San Jose, CA — Over 400 demonstrators gathered at the Peace Corner of San Jose, May 10, and marched through Santana Row demanding an end of the occupation of Palestine. The organizers of the action responded to the pogrom in Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem, and demanded justice. | The crowd had a high concentration of Arabs, mothers and children, and a majority of the crowd was under the age of 35. | At the beginning of the action, a man attacked a Palestinian and ran into the shadows. After feelings subsided, the organizers led the march through Santana Row, which is a highly gentrified outdoor shopping center.

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

Middle East Monitor (2021-05-12). Why Palestinians Protest their Eviction by Israel: The untold story of Sheikh Jarrah. juancole.com There are two separate Sheikh Jarrah stories. One is read about and watched on the news, the other receives little media coverage or due analysis. The obvious story is that of the nightly raids and violence meted out by Israeli police and Jewish extremists against Palestinians in the devastated East Jerusalem neighbourhood. For weeks, thousands …

Staff (2021-05-12). VIDEO: People in US demonstrate in support of Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Concurrent with the continuation of Zionist forces' aggression on Al-Aqsa Mosque and killing of Palestinians, people in New York and Washington demonstrated in support of Palestinians and condemned the Zionists' crimes.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-12). Reactions to Palestine flare-up. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — People in many countries in the world are strongly condemning the Israeli regime's crimes against Palestinians as calls for an end to Israeli crimes in Gaza and Quds grow.

Staff (2021-05-12). Erdogan voices opposition to zionists' attacks on Palestine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — In a phone talk with Russian counterpart Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced Turkey's strong opposition to the Israeli regime's attacks on occupied Quds, Gaza Strip, Al-Aqsa Mosque and Palestinians.

Staff (2021-05-12). VIDEO: Clash erupts between Palestinians, Zionist forces. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Last night, clashes between Palestinian youth and the occupying Zionist forces have spread to the center of occupied Palestine.

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

Staff (2021-05-12). 'UNSC cannot remain indifferent to Zionists atrocities'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — UNSC cannot remain indifferent to the atrocities, and US should stop shielding Israel at UN, said ran's permanent Ambassador to the UN, criticizing the continuous attacks on Palestine by the Israeli regime.

Staff (2021-05-12). Venezuela Condemns New Violent Actions Against the Palestinian People (Communiqué). orinocotribune.com The Foreign Affairs Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza reported, through a statement, that Venezuela expresses its strongest condemnation of Israel's new military actions against the Palestinian people, which have left at least 20 dead. | Through his official account on the social media network Twitter the senior official wrote: "Venezuela condemns the new violent actions against the Palestinian people by Israel, and calls upon the international community, reaffirming its historical position in defense of the sovereignty, independence, and self-determination of Palestine." | In the sta…

repost (2021-05-12). Saturday 5/15: Nakba 73 — We Will Return to Palestine. indybay.org 24th and Mission, 24th St BART and Valencia and Liberty between 20th and 21st Streets, San Francisco…

Palestine Action Network (2021-05-12). Saturday 5/15: San Francisco Protest for Palestine. indybay.org 16th and Valencia BART Station…

A Guest Author (2021-05-12). Free Palestine! Stop the bombing! workers.org UNACpeace.org posted the following statement on May 11. The removal of Palestinian residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem and the escalation of attacks by colonial settlers and Israeli forces are nothing short of ethnic cleansing. It is reminiscent of the Nakba, when Zionists took half of Palestine for . . . |

Mark Muhannad Ayyash (2021-05-12). Break the Fear Barrier and Speak Up for Palestine. zcomm.org Saying the Palestinian issue is 'complex' is no excuse for not speaking up against Israeli crimes…

Pip Hinman (2021-05-12). Rally calls for honest reporting of Israel's attacks on Palestine. greenleft.org.au Rachel Evans reports on a snap action outside the ABC offices to demand the media cover Israeli attacks on Palestinian communities in Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem.

Steve Topple (2021-05-12). A BBC report on Gaza shows its disgraceful bias. thecanary.co The BBC's reporting on the situation in Gaza has been little Ongoing Israeli crimes in Gaza and Palestine: | Much of the world has been watching the situation in Israel and the occupied territories. As of 12pm on Wednesday 12 May, PA reported that Israeli air strikes had levelled two apartment towers in the Gaza Strip. Ham…

WSWS (2021-05-12). Israel's military continues airstrikes on Gaza as it prepares for an "indefinite" operation. wsws.org The scale of the high-tech bombardment makes clear that these latest attacks on Gaza by the most powerful military force in the region mark the start of Israel's fourth war on the besieged enclave.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-12). Death toll in Israeli attack on Gaza rises to 56 amidst rising concerns over ground offensive. peoplesdispatch.org The Israeli military continued bombarding the Gaza strip in occupied Palestinian territory for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, May 12, mostly targeting civilians resident areas. Israel claimed it killed 16 members of Hamas, including the commander for Gaza. The Israel also targeted a high-rise residential building insid…

Staff (2021-05-12). Bombing of Gaza created serious conditions in region: Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the criminal actions of the Zionist regime have intensified and created very serious conditions in the region.

South Front (2021-05-12). Video: Israel's Savage Response to Gaza's Rockets. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Chaos is returning …

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-05-12). Biden Administration Reportedly Blocking UN Cease-Fire Statement as Israel Bombards Gaza. commondreams.org "The violence in Israel and Gaza must end," said U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman. "Congress and President Biden must act immediately. No one wins with war." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Tamara Nassar (2021-05-12). Tel Aviv hit after Israel destroys Gaza buildings. zcomm.org Israel imposed collective punishment on Gaza by tightening its 14-year siege of the territory even further…

Raji Sourani (2021-05-12). Israel Kills Dozens in Gaza. zcomm.org Impose "Constant War" on Palestinian Residents of Jerusalem…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-05-12). UNICEF Warns of Looming 'Full-Scale War' as Israel Continues Bombing of Gaza. commondreams.org "We are on the brink of a full-scale war," warned UNICEF executive director Henrietta Fore. "In any war, children—all children—suffer first and suffer most." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-12). Israeli Army Targets Hamas Military Leadership After Failing To Stop Rocket Fire From Gaza (Photos, Videos). southfront.org Israel Air Force airplane F-16 D 'Barak Cobra'prepares for take off. June 28 2010. Photo by Ofer Zidon/Flash90 | After failing to stop rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military began targeting military commanders of the Hamas Movement. | On May 12th, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced that they had assassinated members of Hamas's General Staff Forum in a series of strikes on Gaza City and Khan Younis. | The military said that the Palestinian commanders were assassinated as apart of a "joint operation" with…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-12). Casualties Reported After Gaza Factions Fired More Than 150 Rockets In Response To Israeli Strikes (Videos, Photos). southfront.org On May 12, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, launched over a hundred rockets…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-12). Israel Took Down Another Tower In Gaza After Strikes On Its Naval Gas Platform (Videos). southfront.org Hamas rocket unit. Illustrative image. | On May 12, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, attacked an Israeli natural gas platform off the coast of the Gaza Strip. | In a statement, the Palestinian armed faction said the naval platform was targeted with a "barrage of rockets," without providing any additional information. | After the attack, a spokesman for oil producer Chevron told Reuters that the company had shut down and depressurized the Tamar natural gas platform after receiving i…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-12). Gaza Clashes: Israeli Military Sustained First Causality In Hamas ATGM Strike (Videos). southfront.org Hamas tank-hunters. Illustrative image. | On May 12, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) sustained their first causality since the outbreak of the clashes with Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip. | An Israeli soldier was killed and two others were severely injured when their SUV was hit by an anti-tank guided missile, reportedly a Russian-made Kornet-E, while it was passing on a road to the north of Gaza. | In a statement, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, claimed responsibility fo…

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-12). Gaza Death Toll Mounts as Israel Vows Further Escalation. news.antiwar.com Israel continued its bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip through Tuesday and into Wednesday morning as the death toll continues to mount.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-12). Gaza Death Toll Mounts, 67 Dead, Including 17 Children. news.antiwar.com Israel continued its bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip through Tuesday and into Wednesday morning as the death toll continues to mount. So far,

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-12). Gaza Death Toll Mounts, 53 Dead, Including 14 Children. news.antiwar.com Israel continued its bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip through Tuesday and into Wednesday morning as the death toll continues to mount.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-12). US Refuses to Condemn Israeli Airstrikes That Killed Palestinian Children. news.antiwar.com Unsurprisingly, Biden administration officials have failed to condemn Israeli airstrikes in Gaza that killed Palestinian children.

Cira Pascual Marquina (2021-05-12). Venezuela's popular Democracy under siege: A conversation with Elías Jaua. mronline.org Chavez's former Vice President and long-time minister talks about the internal dynamics of the Bolivarian process. | May 12, 2021 | Exchange…

Ben Norton (2021-05-12). Economics of the new cold war and US 'super imperialism' with economist Michael Hudson. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton interview world-renowned economist Michael Hudson on his concept of American "super imperialism" and the economics of the new cold war on China and Russia. In this wide-ranging discussion on the Moderate Rebels podcast, Hudson addresses US sanctions on Venezuela and Iran, the policies of the Joe Biden administration, Beijing's economic model, cryptocurrencies, and dedollarization — the potential end to the dollar as the global reserve currency. Transcript Ben Norton 0: 03 Hello everyone, I'm …

Staff (2021-05-12). Philly DA Larry Krasner Fights for Reelection Amid Police Union Attacks on His Reform Agenda. democracynow.org As Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner attempts to overhaul the city's criminal justice system, he faces a Democratic primary election next week against Carlos Vega, a former homicide prosecutor who is one of three dozen veteran prosecutors fired by Krasner when he took office in 2018. We speak with Linn Washington, a journalist who has covered Philadelphia's criminal justice system for decades, who says powerful forces, including the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, have unfairly "tarred" Krasner for his reforms. "The FOP represents the very worst of the regressive approach to the criminal justic…

Staff (2021-05-12). "Mass Supervision": How Restrictive Probation & Parole Systems Land People Behind Bars for Decades. democracynow.org In Pennsylvania, more than half of incarcerated people are jailed due to probation violations. We speak with formerly incarcerated activist LaTonya Myers, who says probation and parole, rather than being a stepping stone to freedom, act as a "streamline to mass incarceration," with punitive rules landing people back behind bars for minor violations. Myers helps people arrested navigate the bail review system as support coordinator with the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund and is featured in the new PBS documentary series "Philly D.A." about Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner's attempts to reform the cri…

Staff (2021-05-12). Can the Criminal Justice System Be Reformed? PBS Series "Philly D.A." Follows Larry Krasner's Efforts. democracynow.org Four years ago, the longtime civil rights attorney Larry Krasner shocked the political establishment in Philadelphia by being elected district attorney. Now he faces a tough reelection next week. We delve into his record as captured in a new eight-part series by PBS "Independent Lens" that follows how Krasner, who had sued the Philadelphia Police Department 75 times during his career, ran on a platform of ending mass incarceration and has fought to overhaul the DA's Office. "Is change possible in an institution like this?" asks series co-creator Ted Passon. "Why or why not?" We also speak with co-creator Nicole S…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-05-12). China on the Horizon as 'World's Pharmacy'. Sinopharm's Covid Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The World Health …

M K Bhadrakumar (2021-05-12). Biden's talk of vaccine IP waiver is political theater. zcomm.org America's Left and developing nations ravaged by the pandemic back the proposal but developed world drug manufacturers balk…

_____ (2021-05-12). Insider View: The Tragedy of the U.S. Deep State. strategic-culture.org Pepe Escobar explains why Henry Kissinger must have lost the diplomatic plot. | Henry Kissinger, 97, Henry the K. for those he keeps close, is either a Delphic oracle-style strategic thinker or a certified war criminal for those kept not so close. | He now seems to have been taking time off his usual Divide and Rule stock in trade — advising the combo behind POTUS, a.k.a. Crash Test Dummy — to emit some realpolitik pearls of wisdom. | At a recent

Pepe Escobar (2021-05-12). Pictures of a Ukrainian Dream. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Picture yourself about …

WSWS (2021-05-12). Journalist Craig Murray sentenced to eight months imprisonment. wsws.org The prominent defender of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been found guilty of contempt of court for his reporting on the 2020 trial of former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.

Alfred de Zayas (2021-05-12). Worse Than the Dreyfuss Affair: the Persecution of Julian Assange. counterpunch.org It may appear unnecessary to repeat the truism that democracy depends on transparency and accountability, and yet, how often has the democratic order been betrayed by our leaders in the recent past? How often have the media abandoned their watchdog function, how often have they simply accepted the role of an echo-chamber for the powerful,

Peter Koenig (2021-05-12). The Corona Crisis: Has "Depopulation" Already Begun? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Remember Bill Gates'…

F. William Engdahl (2021-05-12). Why Are Gates and Pentagon Releasing "Gene Edited" (GMO) Mosquitoes in Florida Keys? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Despite strong resident …

Guest Contributor (2021-05-12). OPINION: The Unsung Power of DREAMer Entrepreneurs. latinorebels.com As an undocumented immigrant, becoming my own boss was a necessity.

Andreas Malm (2021-05-12). In defence of Metabolic Rift Theory. mronline.org One Marxist line of inquiry into environmental problems has outshone all others in creativity and productivity: the theory of the metabolic rift. | May 12, 2021 | Commentary…

Editorial Team (2021-05-12). Communists of China and Britain discuss Marxism. challenge-magazine.org In a high-level meeting at the beginning of the month, leading Communists from China and Britain spent more than two hours discussing Marxism past, present and future. The online talks took place at the invitation of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and its Vice-Minister Guo Yezhou. The Communist Party of Britain was represented by General Secretary Robert Griffiths, Chair Liz Payne, International Secretary John Foster and Political Committee member Ben Chacko.

Editor2 (2021-05-12). The Left Unites in Peru: Pedro Castillo Gains the Support of Verónika Mendoza. orinocotribune.com By Carlos Noriega — May 9, 2021 | Four weeks before the June 6 run-off election, the Peruvian left have united and close to an agreement to promote a "government of change" headed by the professor and trade unionist Pedro Castillo, who is facing the right-wing Keiko Fujimori, daughter and political heir of the imprisoned ex-dictator Alberto Fujimori.The Peru Libre party, which defines itself as Marxist-Leninist and is running Castillo's candidacy, and the progressive coalition Together for Peru, which in the first round had Verónika Mendoza as its candidate, have signed a political pact to support Castillo's…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-12). 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 …

Kathy Kelly (2021-05-12). Art Against Drones. dissidentvoice.org At the High Line, a popular tourist attraction in New York City, visitors to the West side of Lower Manhattan ascend above street level to what was once an elevated freight train line and is now a tranquil and architecturally intriguing promenade. Here walkers enjoy a park-like openness; with fellow strollers they experience urban beauty, …

Kathy Kelly (2021-05-12). Art Against Drones. zcomm.org "Untitled (drone)" is meant to animate questions "about the use of drones, surveillance, and targeted killings in places far and near"

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-12). India: Las causas de la catástrofe. globalizacion.ca Es difícil exagerar la propagación de la Covid-19 en India. WhatsApp no para de transmitir mensajes sobre tal o cual amistad o familiar contagiada con el virus, mientras que los mensajes de rabia explican cómo el gobierno central ha fallado…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-12). Tax on Amazon's Pandemic Profits Could Pay to Vaccinate 580 Million People Worldwide: Oxfam. commondreams.org "This country will never achieve a fair and equitable recovery from Covid-19 if we continue to have a system where corporations and the wealthy get richer while everyone else is left behind," said Oxfam. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Amazon Watch (2021-05-12). 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.

Eds. (2021-05-12). Sacred Bones: Caste and COVID-19 in Delhi's crematoriums. mronline.org With an unprecedented volume of dead bodies, Brahmins and workers from other castes are working side by side in the crematoriums of Delhi. But caste defines every choice made among the pyres. | May 12, 2021…

G. Dunkel (2021-05-12). Evictions, hunger, wage theft: pandemic triple threat to workers. workers.org It's hard to put food on the table when you don't have a home where you can put the table. The poorest workers in the United States — disproportionately people of color — rent their homes. During the current COVID pandemic, millions of them are at risk of losing their . . . |

RobertAlvarez (2021-05-12). What's up With the Herd? ips-dc.org The problem with the current pandemic is that we don't know if we're coming or going. It's as if we're swimming far from shore, overwhelmed by one wave after another, and we're unsure if we're heading toward land or away from it. | China was the early face of COVID-19, but it hasn't faced many infections since last spring. Europe, like the United States, has experienced successive outbreaks. Brazil continues to be hit hard while Turkey is only now seeing a reduction of cases from a mid-April surge. Thailand and Cambodia are only now dealing with their first major upticks in the disease. | But the real surprise ha…

Ruhi Bhasin (2021-05-12). Mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis increases food insecurity in India and Brazil. peoplesdispatch.org Food insecurity has worsened across the world during this pandemic with countries like India and Brazil exhibiting systemic failure, forcing people to depend on voluntarism…

Matt Sedlar (2021-05-12). Food and Housing Hardship Over the COVID-19 Recession. cepr.net The COVID-19 pandemic has caused historic economic pain and hardship for families and households in the US. But much of this pain has been felt unevenly across the country. The pandemic has exacerbated existing hardships for Black, Hispanic, and single-parent households. This brief looks at food and housing insecurity from April 23, 2020, to March …

WSWS (2021-05-12). Johnson announces next stage in reopening economy as Covid variants spread in UK. wsws.org Johnson authorised moving to Stage 3 as part of his "irreversible" roadmap to end lockdown.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-12). In Philippines, death of COVID-19-infected political detainee reveals plight of prisoners. peoplesdispatch.org 59-year-old Joseph Canlas was arrested on March 30 in the latest wave of repression by the Rodrigo Duterte regime. His death has brought national attention to the plight of inmates held in prisons in the Philippines…

M. G. Piety (2021-05-12). Public Health and the Triumph of Irrationality. counterpunch.org It's been inspiring to see how the nation has pulled together to stop the spread of COVID-19. It's also been puzzling, however, in that it's so out of character with the attitude Americans have otherwise taken to issues of public health. According to a recent article in the New York Times, cancer killed almost twice

Staff (2021-05-12). China Urges the US to Lift Sanctions Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The government of China demanded an end to the coercive measures of the United States administration against Venezuela, calling the unilateral sanctions illegal and highlighting that the coercive measures were intensified amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the fact that the sanctions are violating human rights. | China's position was ratified by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hua Chunying, who pointed out that while Washington presents itself as a defender of legal guarantees and human rights, it nonetheless is intensifying its illegal measures, not only against Venezuela, but also agains…

WSWS (2021-05-12). SEP (Sri Lanka) to hold online meeting on COVID-19 catastrophe in India. wsws.org The online meeting will discuss the necessity for the political intervention of the working class to combat the criminal response of the Indian ruling class to the pandemic.

Gerardo Szalkowicz (2021-05-12). Colombia se levanta contra el neoliberalismo de guerra. globalizacion.ca "Aquí si no te mueres por covid te matan de hambre o de bala", vociferaba una manifestante veinteañera a un micrófono extranjero condensando en una frase al voleo el nudo central del paro que se volvió estallido social. | Si la…

C.J. Hopkins, Eric Markhoff (2021-05-12). The Covidian Cult and The Higher Breeders. indybay.org Back in October 2020, the author wrote an essay entitled "The Covidian Cult" (1), in which he described the so-called "New Normal" as a global totalitarian ideological movement. Developments over the past six months have proven the accuracy of this analogy. Health preservation takes the place of human dignity!

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

Staff (2021-05-12). Iran coronavirus update: 16k news cases, 366 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, 16,409 new COVID-19 infections have been detected across the country in the past 24 hours.

Anand Naidoo (2021-05-12). The Heat: COVID-19 in India, Brazil and U.S. america.cgtn.com While some countries have already approved vaccinating teenagers, others are still struggling to get their hands on the shots.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-12). Failed Leadership, Gross Inequality, and History of Ignored Warnings Allowed Pandemic's Deadly Spiral: Global Panel. commondreams.org "The combination of poor strategic choices, unwillingness to tackle inequalities, and an uncoordinated system created a toxic cocktail which allowed the pandemic to turn into a catastrophic human crisis." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ruhi Bhasin (2021-05-12). Mismanagement of the COVID-19 Crisis Increases Food Insecurity in India and Brazil. zcomm.org With leaders in both countries refusing to accept the urgency of the situation before them, marginalized populations already struggling are having to fight a dual fight: against the virus and against hunger…

Steve Topple (2021-05-12). The other Private Eye news the PM will hate. thecanary.co On Wednesday 12 May, Private Eye shared the story of Boris Johnson having an unpaid debt. But it also pointed to another damning fact. The timing is pertinent. Because Johnson has just announced a public inquiry into his government's handling of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. And Private Eye's figures should be central to it. | Bailiffs knocking on 10 Downing Street's door?: | As PA reported, Johnson has an outstanding court judgment for a debt of £535. A search of the database shows the "unsatisfied record" registered to the prime minister at "10 Downing Street". The date of the judgment, whi…

Megan Redshaw (2021-05-12). Unanswered Questions Regarding Covid Vaccine Injuries and Reported Deaths. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The Defender first …

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

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

Thomas McKean (2021-05-12). 'Sometimes I Miss the Lockdown'. thenation.com 'Sometimes I Miss the Lockdown'

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-12). 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 (2021-05-12). 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 (2021-05-12). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-12). 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 (2021-05-12). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-12). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-12). 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 (2021-05-12). 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 …

news.un (2021-05-12). More violence 'last thing Yemen needs', peace 'only way' to resolve crises. news.un.org Peace is "the only way" to resolve the crisis in Yemen, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Madison Geramoni (2021-05-12). No, Biden's Not Banning Burgers – But Meat is a Real Climate Problem. indybay.org This article goes into detail about the misconceptions created by right winged politicians in regards to Biden's expectation to meet the Green New Deal.

Editor2 (2021-05-12). Uprising Across the Global South. orinocotribune.com By Nicholas Ayala — May 11, 2021 | For the past week massive uprisings in Colombia have captured international attention. The scale of the unrest has been so large and vocal that long-time allies to the Duque regime have been forced to speak up. The US released a statement saying "citizens in democratic countries have the unquestionable right to protest peacefully" but that "Violence and vandalism is an abuse of that right." After claiming that the protesters were guilty of some of the violence they then stated "we continue to support the Colombian government's efforts to address the current situation" and t…

Juan Cole (2021-05-12). Colonial Pipeline Failure Shows Electric Cars and Solar Panels are Key to US Security; How Petroleum Uncertainty Fueled World Wars. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Colonial pipeline hack has interrupted gasoline supplies brought from Texas to the Southeast. People are hoarding, and long gasoline lines are forming reminiscent of the 1970s, and some gas stations are closing for lack of supplies. The problems are likely temporary. Colonial was targeted by a ransom-ware attack, wherein …

Leon Kunstenaar, CodePink (2021-05-12). CODEPINK Holds Mother's Day Peace Rally at Golden Gate. indybay.org Continued killing in Afghanistan and other issues protested…

Editor2 (2021-05-12). Colombia: 12 Wounded in Shooting Targeting Indigenous Minga. orinocotribune.com Twelve members of an indigenous Minga were injured, at least four with serious bullet wounds, after being shot by armed men in plain clothing on Sunday afternoon in the city of Cali, Valle del Cauca, during the 12th day of mass mobilizations. | In an evening

Staff (2021-05-12). Duque's Lightning Visit to Cali & the Stark Contrast with How He Addressed Venezuelans. orinocotribune.com The president of Colombia, Iván Duque, made a lightning visit early morning on Monday, May 10, to the city of Cali, the epicenter of the protests that have been going on in Colombia since April 28. The president stayed in Cali for hardly four hours to meet with the security council established there in the aftermath of the paramilitary attacks perpetrated against an indigenous minga [community reunion]. | On May 9, Duque was emphatic that he had no intention of visiting the capital of Valle del Cauca department; however, eventually he yielded to the pressure from the members of his Democratic Center party. At 3: 4…

Fight Back (2021-05-12). Salt Lake City activists fighting for community control of police, end to attacks on homeless encampments. fightbacknews.org Salt Lake City, UT — As the struggle for community control of the police rages on, Salt Lake City Police have been displacing homeless residents in order to gentrify the downtown and west Salt Lake areas. | Last Tuesday, May 4, the police were called to an encampment and immediately went after Carl Moore, a local activist, who is also indigenous. Moore was choked and slammed into a car by Clinton Fox, the same officer who murdered Patrick Harmon in the summer of 2017. | When Fox was asked by activists how he slept after killing Harmon, a homeless Black man, he boasted "Like a baby." In that same month, Salt…

Fight Back (2021-05-12). Salt Lake City activists fighting for community control of police, end to attacks on homeless encampments. fightbacknews.org Salt Lake City, UT — As the struggle for community control of the police rages on, Salt Lake City Police have been displacing homeless residents in order to gentrify the downtown and west Salt Lake areas. | Last Tuesday, May 4, the police were called to an encampment and immediately went after Carl Moore, a local activist, who is also indigenous. Moore was choked and slammed into a car by Clinton Fox, the same officer who murdered Patrick Harmon in the summer of 2017. | When Fox was asked by activists how he slept after killing Harmon, a homeless Black man, he boasted "Like a baby." In that same month, Salt…

Fight Back (2021-05-12). Appleton, WI: Fox Valley communities celebrate May Day. fightbacknews.org Appleton, WI – On May 1, over 40 people gathered in downtown Appleton at Houdini Plaza to commemorate International Workers' Day, or May Day. There were speeches from multiple local organizations. The Appleton Students for a Democratic Society, Wisconsin Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Sunrise Appleton, Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, AFT Local 6511, Wisconsin Bail Out People Movement, and United Action Oshkosh joined together for this important holiday. | Union power, indigenous rights, ending corporate greed, smashing capitalism and celeb…

Yves Engler (2021-05-12). What Kind of People Associate with an Alleged Pedophile? dissidentvoice.org Why are Cindy Blackstock, Charles Taylor, Pearl Eliadis, Murray Sinclair and Thomas Mulcair publicly associating themselves with alleged pedophile Alan Dershowitz? Why are the indigenous advocate, philosopher, human rights lawyer, former senator and former NDP leader supporting the anti-Palestinian lobby's bid to crush a small left-wing Toronto restaurant? Why have they offered their names to …

Anonymous007 (2021-05-12). China's Air Force Fields J-10 Fighter Jet With Indigenous Engine. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | China's People's Liberation Army Air Force has received Chengdu J-10 jets powered by indigenous engines for operational service. | ICYMI, this photo published on the website of China's state radio broadcaster is confirmation the Chengdu J-10C powered by the indigenous WS-10B turbofan is in PLAAF service, suggesting China has sufficient confidence in the engine to use it on single-engined types — Mike Yeo Ê&ugr…

Andrew Korybko (2021-05-12). Israel's Aggressive Actions Are Indefensible. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The 'Israeli'-provoked violence …

Daniela Jimenez (2021-05-12). Venezuela's Supreme Court Authorizes Leopoldo López Extradition Request from Spain. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, May 11, the Criminal Cassation Chamber of Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) admitted a request to the government of Spain for the extradition of the fugitive from the Venezuelan justice, Leopoldo López Mendoza, leader of the extreme right-wing political party Popular Will (Voluntad Popular). | The extradition request was executed for the fulfillment of the remainder of the right-wing politician's sentence to be served in Venezuela, which is eight years, six months, 25 days and 12 hours. | López was convicted of committing the crimes of inciting arson, inciting damages, public instigation, a…

Monica Moorehead (2021-05-12). Stop legal lynchings!Remember George Stinney Jr. workers.org The U.S. Supreme Court ruled April 22 that juveniles — those under the age of 18 — are not exempt from spending the rest of their lives in prison with no hope of parole. (See WW article, workers.org/2021/05/56175/) This once again exposes the hypocrisy of the U.S. claiming to be . . . |

Monica Moorehead (2021-05-12). Stop legal lynchings!/Remember George Stinney Jr. workers.org The U.S. Supreme Court ruled April 22 that juveniles — those under the age of 18 — are not exempt from spending the rest of their lives in prison with no hope of parole. (See WW article, workers.org/2021/05/56175/) This once again exposes the hypocrisy of the U.S. claiming to be . . . |

Jeff Cohen, Norman Solomon (2021-05-12). Congresswoman Jayapal Misses the Mark by Saying Biden Deserves an 'A' Grade. counterpunch.org It's the job of progressive advocates and activists to tell inconvenient truths, without sugarcoating or cheerleading. To effectively confront the enormous problems facing our country and world, progressives need to soberly assess everything — good, bad and mixed. Yet last week, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Pramila Jayapal, made headlines when she graded

Norman Solomon, Jeff Cohen (2021-05-12). Congresswoman Jayapal Misses the Mark. indybay.org No way does Biden deserve an "A"

Karen Conner (2021-05-12). Overall CPI Up 0.8 Percent in April Driven by Post-Pandemic Bounce Back. cepr.net This is a compilation of Dean Baker's quick-take analysis of the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) over Twitter. Follow @DeanBaker13 on Twitter to get his quick-take analysis of government data immediately upon release. Overall, this story is largely as predicted. There was a major bounce back in areas like airfares, car insurance, and hotels (up 8.8 percent). A temporary …

Rebekah Entralgo (2021-05-12). Dear Employers: People Don't Want to Work for Starvation Wages. commondreams.org "There's no 'labor shortage'—just a shortage of people who will work for starvation wages, especially during a pandemic that's hit low-wage workers the hardest." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-12). Despite Urgent Need for Green Recovery, World's Cities Woefully Underfunded to Fight Climate Emergency. commondreams.org "There is an opportunity here for cities to access funding and to implement climate projects focused on increasing resilience, protecting the most vulnerable and building an equitable and fair society," said the Carbon Disclosure Project of the recovery from the pandemic. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

J.P. Linstroth (2021-05-12). The Tax Protests in Colombia. zcomm.org As long as there are income disparities and class disparities in Colombia, and the pandemic continues to put people in financial jeopardy, the unrest will likely continue…

Dean Baker (2021-05-12). Vaccine Production and Open Source Technology. counterpunch.org Since the Biden administration announced its decision to support a motion at the WTO to waive patent rights on vaccines for the duration of the pandemic, we have been deluged with statements by experts telling us that this cannot possibly increase vaccine production. The argument is that everyone who can produce vaccines is already producing

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-05-12). Venezuela to Hold Regional Elections as Opposition Groups Signal Intent to Participate. venezuelanalysis.com President Nicolás Maduro said US-backed Juan Guaidó's call for dialogue was a desperate attempt to avoid being marginalized.

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

Martha Grevatt (2021-05-12). Colombia: State terror won't stop the struggle. workers.org Since April 28, workers in Colombia have been waging a general strike. The strike was provoked by the third of three recent tax "reforms" imposed by the right-wing government of President Iván Duque. The new taxes squeeze workers at both ends, by raising taxes on personal income and charging sales . . . |

Shanelle Genai (2021-05-12). Stacey Abrams' New Novel While Justice Sleeps to Be Adapted for Television. thegrapevine.theroot.com A brand new book from Stacey Thee Abrams will be headed to a small screen near us soon, The Root has learned.

Zack Linly (2021-05-12). 3 NYPD Officers Indicted in Tow Truck Scheme; Officer Allegedly Used N-Word and Pointed Gun at Black People for Laughs. theroot.com Somebody get Martin Scorsese on the line; I got a movie idea I want to pitch.

Laura Capote — Zoe Alexandra (2021-05-12). Colombia's Leaders Want to Stain Their Country with the Blood of the Working Class. counterpunch.org According to Temblores and Indepaz, two human rights organizations that have been tracking reports of police violence, from April 28 to May 8, the violent actions of the state security forces resulted in the death of at least 47 people, the arbitrary detention of 963 people, 28 victims of eye-related injuries, and 12 victims of sexual violence. In total, they registered 1,876 cases of police violence.

Tonja Renée Stidhum (2021-05-12). Tina Turner, Jay-Z, and Finally…LL Cool J Will Be Inducted Into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. thegrapevine.theroot.com Everybody, it's time to celebrate the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2021!

Joe Jurado (2021-05-12). Judge Rules Derek Chauvin Could Face Longer Sentencing Since He Treated George Floyd With 'Particular Cruelty'. theroot.com When former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder in the death of George Floyd, there was slight relief but one nagging question in the back of many our minds: "OK, but what's the sentence going to be?" While there was, and still is, concern that Chauvin will face the lightest…

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

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

Jay Connor (2021-05-12). Joe Budden Fires Podcast Co-Hosts Rory and Mal In Fiery Rant: 'You Can Sue, You're Going to Lose!'. thegrapevine.theroot.com Well, that escalated quickly.

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. (2021-05-12). Republicans Woke Up and Chose Violence, Jazzy Jeff'd Liz Cheney From Her Leadership Position. theroot.com Let's play a game for a second. |

Charlotte Lawrence (2021-05-12). Federal Militarization of Law Enforcement Must End. aclu.org The federal government arms local police forces in the United States with weapons of war. A program called "1033," for the section of the

Tomdispatch (2021-05-12). Why the Pentagon Budget Never Goes Down: Joe Biden's First 100 Days Were a Pentagon Prize. juancole.com By Mandy Smithberger | — ( 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 …

Staff (2021-05-12). Biden budget would give $1.3 billion more to the Israeli military than to the global climate response. therealnews.com According to Left Flank Veterans, a group of anti-war veterans, Biden's spending priorities indicate that the president thinks "preserving apartheid is more important than fighting climate change."

Staff (2021-05-12). Berlin's rent cap law changed people's lives. Then landlords, vulture capitalists, and Merkel's party killed it. therealnews.com With support from landlord associations, property speculators, and Angela Merkel's party coalition, Germany's Constitutional Court overturned a local rent cap law that helped make Berlin one of the rare affordable metropolises. Now activists are calling for radical action.

Laura Capote — Zoe Alexandra (2021-05-12). Colombia's Leaders Want to Stain Their Country with the Blood of the Working Class. counterpunch.org According to Temblores and Indepaz, two human rights organizations that have been tracking reports of police violence, from April 28 to May 8, the violent actions of the state security forces resulted in the death of at least 47 people, the arbitrary detention of 963 people, 28 victims of eye-related injuries, and 12 victims of sexual violence. In total, they registered 1,876 cases of police violence.

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

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. (2021-05-12). New York Attorney General Tish James Is Gunning for the NRA and She Just Got Her 1st Kill. theroot.com A federal judge dismissed the National Rifle Association's bankruptcy case Tuesday, noting that it wasn't filed in good faith as the gun rights group and the backbone of America's violent history only filed the suit because they were afraid of Tish James. |

Editor2 (2021-05-12). Gustavo Petro: 'The End of the Neoliberal Model in Colombia is Coming'. orinocotribune.com The former mayor of Bogotá and candidate for president, Gustavo Petro, analyzed the political and social crisis that Colombia is going through, where at least 379 have disappeared, and at least 20 deaths have been recorded, following more than nine days of protests against the government of Iván Duque. He denounced the transformation of young urban protesters into "military targets." | Petro assured Colombians that "the end of the neoliberal model in Colombia is coming" while indicating that "the public policies of Duque have exhausted the patience of Colombian society." | The candidate for the presidency of Colo…

Maiysha Kai (2021-05-12). For the Love of You: After a Year in Lockdown, These Black-Owned Brands Have the Gift of Self-Care on Lock. theglowup.theroot.com After over a year of isolation, largely indoor living and ever-blurring boundaries between home and work (what is this "work-life balance" you speak of?), you're likely in need of a little care right now. And while things may be looking brighter, warmer, and hopefully a little bit healthier, you may not know where to…

Jay Connor (2021-05-12). Black Tech Green Money Joins the Black Effect Podcast Network. theroot.com Since its launch last summer, AfroTech's

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

Tonja Renée Stidhum (2021-05-12). Soulja Boy Faces New Sexual Battery and Domestic Abuse Allegations From Woman Who Was Pregnant With His Child. thegrapevine.theroot.com Content Warning: The following article contains graphic details of alleged sexual assault and domestic abuse.

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-05-12). Georgia: Black Lives Matter. workers.org Atlanta Police agents killed all four of these young Black men in Georgia, and the struggle to prosecute and convict their murderers is ongoing. Jamarion Robinson Jamarion Robinson was killed Aug. 5, 2016, at the East Point apartment of his girlfriend, by a heavily armed force from seven police agencies . . . |

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-05-12). Georgia: Black Lives Matter. workers.org Atlanta Police agents killed all four of these young Black men in Georgia, and the struggle to prosecute and convict their murderers is ongoing. Jamarion Robinson Jamarion Robinson was killed Aug. 5, 2016, at the East Point apartment of his partner, by a heavily armed force from seven police agencies . . . |

Paul Haeder (2021-05-12). A Spray by any Other Name: Agent Orange or Clear-cut Agent? dissidentvoice.org Caveats Note to readers: This is an analysis and personal inculcation of my own narrative tied to one specific topic — Lincoln County's aerial spray (toxics, weedicides/herbicides) ban which was overturned and is now being presented to a judge for revalidation. Too many times people come to me thinking I am a news writer, or …

Global Research News (2021-05-12). Selected Articles: Antony Blinken Continues to Lecture the World on Values His Administration Aggressively Violates. globalresearch.ca By Continuing his world tour doling out righteous lectures to the world, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on…

Ralph Underhill (2021-05-12). Full list of accepted voter ID revealed. thecanary.co Image description | The cartoon is a list with the title "Full list of voter ID revealed". There are five points in the list. One is a" passport (blue only)" with a picture of a passport. Two is "driving license" with a picture of a red car. Three is "local hunt membership" with a picture of a fox's head with blood coming from it. Four is "Waitrose card" with a picture of a card. Five is "Eton tie" with an image of a black and white tie. | By

Jasmine Norden (2021-05-12). Labour MP Nadia Whittome nails the reason Boris Johnson wants to introduce voter ID. thecanary.co The government has been slammed over its plans to introduce laws that will require voters to take an extra step at election time to make their voices heard. | This is part of the government's The plans, which will require voters to have a form of ID, have been criticised for making it more difficult for people to use their right to vote. Labour MP Nadia Whittome nailed why the Tories want to introduce the measures…

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-05-12). 'Government Money That's Gone Into Vaccine Development Is Being Privatized by a Handful of Companies'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Knowledge Ecology International's James Love about Bill Gates and vaccine politics for the CounterSpin210507Love.mp3 New York Times ( Janine Jackson: A recent New York Times

Anonymous007 (2021-05-12). Hypocritical Calm In Eastern Ukraine Due To Foreign Military Attaché Visit (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | A relative calm took place in Eastern Ukraine on May 9th and 10th. | It wasn't the result of Kiev's benevolence, and to respect Victory Day celebrations, but rather to prepare for a working visit of foreign military attachés to the frontline. | Representatives of military-diplomatic missions of foreign countries paid a working visit to the Joint Forces operation on May 11th. | The delegation included Defense Attaché at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Swe…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-12). In Video: Russia Forces Blew Up Large ISIS Bunker In Central Syria. southfront.org Screen grab from Zvezda TV video. | Russian forces have uncovered and destroyed a large underground bunker of ISIS cells in central Syria, the The bunker, located near the ancient city of Palmyra in eastern Homs, was blown up by Russian military engineer and Syrian soldiers. A total of 2,5 tons of TNT were used to completely destroy the large underground structure. | According to Zvezda, the bunker was equipped with ventilation an…

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

Anonymous007 (2021-05-12). Iranian Foreign Minister Arrives In Damascus To Discuss West Bank Escalation. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 12th, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrived in Damascus to meet and hold talks with Syrian authorities and exchange views on bilateral and regional issues, as well as to review the latest developments in Israel and its encroachment on Muslim shrines. | FM Zarif will also meet with the leaders of Palestinian groups living in Syria and discuss the latest developments in the region. | In a statement to journalist after his arrival, the Iranian Foreign Minister expressed happiness t…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-12). Taliban Captured Another District Near Kabul Ahead Nationwide Ceasefire. southfront.org Taliban fighters during "Operation al-Khandagh" | On May 11th, the Taliban imposed control of the Nirkh district in the province of Wardak after a fierce battle with Afghan government forces. | In a statement, the Afghan Ministry of Interior claimed that security forces had performed a "tactical retreat" after inflicting heavy losses on the Taliban. Nirkh is located less than 40 kilometers away from the country's capital Kabul. | The Taliban said that its fighters had captured the district compound, police center, intelli…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-12). Mysterious Explosion Hit Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham HQ In Greater Idlib. Casualties Reported. southfront.org Illustrative image | Early on May 12th, a large explosion rocked headquarters of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, near the town of al-Abzamo in western Aleppo. | According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a militant was killed and two others were injured as a result of the mysterious explosion."The militants used to work in planting and dismantling i…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-12). Military Situation In Yemen On May 12, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 107 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On May 11, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 15 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 11, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 11, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Hajjah area | On May 12, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-12). Military Situation In Afghanistan On May 12, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 12, an Islam Qala customs worker was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Kohsan district of Herat province | On May 11, ISIS took responsibility for the IED attack on police patrol in Bostan area of Kabul city | On May 11, clashes between Taliban and the government forces continued in the north of Logar province | On May 12, Afghanistan Chief of Staff of Armed Forces and acting defense minister, General Yasin Zia visited Baghlan province to assess the current…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-12). Military Situation In Syria On May 12, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 12, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 41 times: 21 — in Idlib province, 14 — in Latakia province, 3 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province | On May 12, 15th group of families consisting 83 Syrian families left al-Hawl refugee camp under supervision of SDF towards their areas in the countryside of Deir Ezzor province. | On May 12, SAA targeted a vehicle with an ATGM near Bidama | On May 11,…

K Wilkens (2021-05-12). How will anti-racist movement remember Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms? liberationnews.org Keisha Lance Bottoms' tenure as mayor can defined by her allegiance to the police and her contempt for the 2020 mass movement against racism.

Staff (2021-05-12). Taliban overrun district near Kabul: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Taliban have reportedly overrun a key district in Wardak province, near Kabul.

Fight Back (2021-05-12). Rally on Milwaukee's southside in solidarity with Colombians struggling against political repression. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the sunny afternoon of May 10, members of the Milwaukee's Colombian community, activists and supporters gathered at Walker's Square Park on the Southside to demonstrate solidarity with the people of Colombia in the wake of the violent repression. Nearly 40 people joined the protest, including members of the Red Condor Collective, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, The People's Revolution, and Our Wisconsin Revolution. | On April 28, most sectors of Colombia began a general strike in response to anti-people measures put forward by the…

Fight Back (2021-05-12). Rally on Milwaukee's southside in solidarity with Colombians struggling against political repression. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the sunny afternoon of May 10, members of the Milwaukee's Colombian community, activists and supporters gathered at Walker's Square Park on the Southside to demonstrate solidarity with the people of Colombia in the wake of the violent repression. Nearly 40 people joined the protest, including members of the Red Condor Collective, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, The People's Revolution, and Our Wisconsin Revolution. | On April 28, most sectors of Colombia began a general strike in response to anti-people measures put forward by the…

WSWS (2021-05-12). Online meeting on the 2010 Pike River mine disaster in New Zealand exposes cover-up by successive governments. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Group's (New Zealand) webinar included speeches by Bernie Monk, whose son was among the 29 men killed, and electrical engineer Richard Healey, who has extensively investigated the disaster.

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-05-12). Fauci: "Possible" Mask Mandates Could Last Indefinitely to Fight Flu. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Anthony Fauci told …

Rolf Hazlehurst (2021-05-12). Urgent: D.C. Parents, Take Action to Protect Children from Being Vaccinated Without Parental Consent. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch.

Dr. Jacques R. Pauwels (2021-05-12). History: Napoleon Between War and Revolution. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The French Revolution …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-12). NATO Enters New Warfighting Domain in Space. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The head of …

Edward Curtin (2021-05-12). Second Stage Terror Wars. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. "We'll know our …

Eleanor J. Bader (2021-05-12). Addressing Mental Health as a Community Issue in El Salvador. progressive.org Mental health project offers a series of workshops to help the residents of Arcatao work through trauma.

Latino Rebels (2021-05-12). New Polling Shows that US Needs to Move Beyond Racist Insular Cases. latinorebels.com Essentially, the Insular Cases are the U.S. legal framework that justify a colonial relationship with territories like Puerto Rico American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

WSWS (2021-05-12). End the US war on Afghanistan. wsws.org Washington has no intention of ending the longest war in US history; at best, it plans only to continue it by other means.

Joshua Cho (2021-05-12). Corporate media oppose Afghan control of Afghanistan. nationofchange.org Establishment reporting over the future of Afghanistan after Biden's announcement demonstrated the imperialist mindset of corporate journalists.

Robert Hunziker (2021-05-12). Poisoning the Planet's Web of Life. counterpunch.org The Web of Life is under attack but almost nobody is aware because it's happening mostly below surface. Scientists have identified a rampant worldwide Bugpocalypse that's methodically killing the planet's most significant and most crucial life support system, and it's intentional! The victim is soil, which is the life source for 95% of the foods

WSWS (2021-05-12). Workers speak on premature death of autoworker at Faurecia parts plant in Saline, Michigan. wsws.org The premature death of Jacqueline Pennington (55) at the plant, which was formerly operated and is still owned by Ford Motor Company, is the latest in a recent series of deaths among workers employed at the facility.

Phelan Acheson (2021-05-12). No Place Like Home. realprogressives.org If work is really to be a second home, each workplace must be organized, unionized at the bare minimum, and made into a real community where each worker does fulfilling work while receiving the full value of their labors.

_____ (2021-05-12). Shareholders Push To End Secret Political Spending. popularresistance.org Popular Information focuses a lot of attention on the activities of corporate PACs, even though the dollar figures involved are relatively small. Corporate PACs can contribute a maximum of $5,000 per election to a federal candidate. For a typical candidate that has a primary and general election, that's $10,000 per cycle. | So why do we spend so much time tracking this spending? | Because corporate PACs are one of the few aspects of corporate political spending that is fully transparent. All of the money donated by corporate PACs to federal candidates is reported to the FEC. Things are a bit more complex on the s…

Charlotte Lawrence (2021-05-12). It's Past Time to End the Federal Militarization of Police. aclu.org You've probably seen it by now, on B-roll if not in real life: Police and sheriff's deputies spraying protesters with a water cannon mounted on a mine resistant vehicle. Combat vehicles rolling down American streets. Police — some with combat helmets and night vision goggles — touting military-grade rifles. These are America's militarized police forces, brought to your community in no small part by billions of dollars in federal spending. No federal program is more emblematic of America's police militarization problem than 1033, named for a section of law that allows the U.S. military to directly d…

Staff (2021-05-12). US Special Forces Trained Mexican Drug Cartels. orinocotribune.com US military forces trained Mexican drug cartels that committed beheadings, torture, and rapes. This was reported in detail in a recent The Los Zetas cartel, which in its beginnings was the armed wing of the Gulf Cartel [Cartel del Golfo], is one of the most notorious examples of the relation between the US military and drug traffi…

WSWS (2021-05-12). Australian budget pours billions more into corporate coffers while driving down wages. wsws.org For all the hype about a "big spending" budget, it boosts the fortunes of the super-rich at the expense of workers, while making preparations for a US-led war against China.

Yanis Iqbal (2021-05-12). The Ethnic Cleansing of Sheikh Jarrah. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — May 10, 2021 | In 1983, Rafael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), Zionist Terrorism | Beginning from May 2, 2021, Israel has begun its attempts to forcibly

John Kendall Hawkins (2021-05-12). China: All In All Just Another BRIC In The Wall. counterpunch.org Chief of Police: One man cannot move a mountain. Charlie Chan: No, but two men can start digging. -Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935) calling a spade a spade Fifty-one years ago, Capitalists Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated their rapprochement with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) after 25 years of total silence between the world's

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

WSWS (2021-05-12). UK: Claim of strike "victory" at Go North West unravels as Unite refuses to disclose its rotten deal. wsws.org The refusal of Unite to outline the deal and organise a ballot can only mean that what is being proposed is so toxic that Unite is working frantically on how to sell it to the Go North West drivers and to prevent an angry backlash.

Thomas Knapp (2021-05-12). What the Pipeline Hack Reveals About the Future of Fossil Fuels. counterpunch.org On May 8, my wife and I pulled into a local gas station and filled the family car's tank. It wasn't intended as a smart move, nor did it result from a premonition. It was just dumb luck. Within 24 hours, we were driving past gas stations with yellow plastic bags over the pump handles

Staff (2021-05-12). The Battle for Colombia. orinocotribune.com Both the fierce protests and the brutal repression in Colombia have deep historical roots, and the outcome of the current crisis will certainly have crucial geopolitical consequences for the entire Latin American region. | Before launching his controversial tax reform on April 15, President Iván Duque had received instructions from Washington. On April 6, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken

The Associated Press (2021-05-12). Number of Children Traveling Alone at Border Eases in April. latinorebels.com SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of unaccompanied children encountered on the U.S. border with Mexico in April eased from an all-time high a month earlier, while more adults were found coming without families, authorities said Tuesday.

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

Umer Beigh (2021-05-12). Rights organizations condemn deadly attacks in Afghanistan. peoplesdispatch.org The blasts took place in Kabul's Dasht-e-Barchi area and the Shahr-e-Safa district in southern Zabul province. The United Nation Assistance Mission in Afghanistan reported that 573 civilians were killed in the first three months of 2021…

WSWS (2021-05-12). US retail and food service industry complains of lack of workers. wsws.org A survey of food and restaurant workers indicated 78 percent of respondents said they would stay in their jobs if they could be assured of a "full, stable, livable wage."

Trotskyist Platform (2021-05-12). Put the Banks Under State Control! dissidentvoice.org In recent years, the ripping off of customers, deceit and even outright fraud practiced by Australian finance sector businesses has gained much attention. Four years ago it was revealed how CommInsure, the insurance arm of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), had refused to make promised life insurance payments to heart attack survivors. They "justified" …

RobertAlvarez (2021-05-12). Employers: If You Want Workers, Pay a Living Wage. ips-dc.org The sudden shift from "we love our essential workers" to "they're living off the government dole" seemingly happened overnight. | Across the country, local media coverage has been filled with stories of business owners lamenting that they are unable to fill positions as economies reopen. | "We are short-staffed. Please be patient with the staff who did show up. Nobody wants to work anymore," reads a sign outside a McDonalds drive-thru window in Texas, according to a viral These viral anecdotes, in addition to a weaker than exp…

EcoWatch (2021-05-12). Fracking 101: What you should know. nationofchange.org Modern fracking emerged so quickly, faster than its impacts were understood.

John Clamp (2021-05-12). Asylum and the Right to Security. counterpunch.org The right to security We're seeing the dark and looming shape of a breakdown in the global system of asylum and refuge-seeking. It takes the form of a hardening of state attitudes, a disregard for refugees' dignity and legal rights, and a calculation on the part of those responsible for systematic mistreatment of refugees that

WSWS (2021-05-12). Nine dead, twenty-one injured in Russian school shooting. wsws.org The tragedy cannot be understood outside the profoundly diseased state of Russian society.

WSWS (2021-05-12). Ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline disrupts fuel supplies across Southeast US. wsws.org A cyberattack on the largest pipeline company in the US has resulted in the shutdown of a primary artery of refined petroleum product transport between Houston and New York City.

Wim Laven (2021-05-12). SOS: Will the World Answer the Calls for Help? counterpunch.org With tears in her eyes my South American friend and colleague asked for help: "can you please share this story with the world?" SOS is Morse code for distress—Save Our Ship. "SOS Colombia" is a call to protect human rights, end the violence, and stop the militarization of cities and police departments in Colombia. My

J.P. Linstroth (2021-05-12). The Tax Protests in Colombia. counterpunch.org Colombia today is in complete chaos. Protests there have been ongoing since April 28th and are not abating any time soon. Some media outlets have claimed that 23 civilians and 1 police officer have died so far as well as hundreds injured. Yet, Amnesty International has registered that at least 26 people have been killed

Johanna Kichton (2021-05-12). People's Action Announces Brooke Adams as Movement Politics Director. peoplesaction.org Sanders, Student Action Alum to Helm Strategy to Elect Multi-Racial Working Class Champions to Office Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 240.206.1145 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today announced Brooke Adams as its new movement politics director. In her new role, Adams will build on her work as People's Action's distributed organizing director, in which she led an effort …

WSWS (2021-05-12). "Enjoy Enjaami"—A song about the aspirations of a tea plantation worker. wsws.org Sung in a Tamil dialect mainly spoken by Sri Lankan plantation workers and in South India, "Enjoy Enjaami" is powerfully resonating with global audiences.

Ernesto López (2021-05-12). Estados Unidos: øPunto final en Afganistán? globalizacion.ca El discurso ofrecido por Joseph Biden con motivo del cumplimiento de sus cien primeros días de gobierno fue copioso —y sorprendente— en materia de política nacional, pero escaso en el rubro de política internacional. Uno de los temas que tocó…

Luis Linares Zapata (2021-05-12). México — Derrumbre y salida. globalizacion.ca La pandemia que oscureció el presente del mundo cayó con fiereza sobre un gobierno de novedoso cuño y con arrestos transformadores. Las limitantes impuestas por esta indeseada realidad son considerables. Aun bajo este escenario de privaciones, se incluye uno de…

Root Division (2021-05-12). Thursday 6/17: A Joy Unexpected: Exhibition + Virtual Panel Discussion. indybay.org Online…

Nashelly Chavez (2021-05-12). Santa Rosa Police Department underscores changes since summer 2020 protests. indybay.org The outcome of the 2020 BLM movement on Santa Rosa Police department. There has now been changes that have been made within the police department involving stricter rules for less-lethal munitions and long-range sound system for orders. Awareness of human right violations that were done with the use of tear gas and the less-lethal munitions. In need of better communication of protocols in handling situations like that better.

Madison Young (2021-05-12). Wealth Issues in Sonoma County. indybay.org This piece focuses on the issues revolving around the building of the Green Music Center, while Sonoma County is facing a poverty and homelessness crisis.

Jorge Valle Medina (2021-05-12). Latinx Threat Narrative: Are We Dangerous? indybay.org This piece discusses the Latinx Threat Narrative propaganda that has become well known in America's everyday conversations. This piece also touches on topics like racialization of minority groups and how these dangerous tools are use to further divide groups in America.

DXE (2021-05-12). Wednesday 5/19: Open Rescue Training: The Basics and Roles. indybay.org online…

Dan Bacher (2021-05-12). California to ban new fracking permits by Jan. 2024, phase out oil extraction by 2045. indybay.org Representatives of environmental justice and climate justice groups praised the directive for being a step in the right direction, but said phasing out oil extraction in California by 2045 is too late and noted that frontline communities need an immediate 2500 foot health and safety buffer now, not later.

Marissa Land (2021-05-12). Self Serving Pro-Growth Media. indybay.org How power and control is affecting Sonoma County.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-12). Multinational Forces Rising to US Army Standards on NATO's Eastern Front. news.antiwar.com A recent feature in Russia's Izvestia reflected on the recent meeting of the presidents of Poland, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in Warsaw in which the host nation was promoting its role in the consolidation of a regional power bloc, one aimed against Russia (and secondarily its Union State partner Belarus). Poland, Estonia, Latvia and …

Staff (2021-05-12). Iranian foreign minister arrives in Damascus. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif arrived in Damascus minutes ago to meet with the Syrian high-ranking official.

Staff (2021-05-12). Leader pardons, commutes sentences of above 2,000 convicts. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has pardoned or commuted the sentences of above 2,000 of Iranian prisoners on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

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