2021-05-14: News Headlines

Ahmed Abu Artema (2021-05-14). This time it's different. electronicintifada.net A spirit of defiance and unity across Palestine distinguishes the current escalation.

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-14). More than 100 killed as Israel intensifies Gaza onslaught. electronicintifada.net Military admits it underestimated resistance groups' capacity.

H. Scott Prosterman (2021-05-14). How Trump's "Abraham Accords" Inflamed Tensions by Marginalizing Palestinians and how Biden must hold Israel Accountable. juancole.com Oakland, CA (Special to Informed Comment) — Formal military units and street gangs are fighting it out separately throughout Israel, Palestine and the territories. Both Arab and right-wing Jewish street gangs have been fighting it out with each other AND cops. Nadav Eyal of the newspaper Yediot Ahronoth characterized it saying, "We are seeing the …

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-05-14). Biden administration ends Trump-era rule, banning discrimination against transgender people in health care. nationofchange.org "Everyone — including LGBTQ people – should be able to access health care, free from discrimination or interference, period."

Labor Video Project (2021-05-14). Zionism, Israel & The Witch Hunt In UK Labour Party & Universities With Tony Greenstein. indybay.org Tony Greenstein a former member of the UK Labour Party was interviewed about the role of Zionists and Israel in the Labour Party and also in the witch hunt against professors in the United Kingdom. He also talks about the history of the Zionists working with rightwingers including Trump and the Nazis in the 1930's…

C.J. Hopkins, Eric Markhoff (2021-05-14). 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!

Eds. (2021-05-14). U.S. Customs to Indian travellers: Don't carry cow dung in your luggage. mronline.org In India, doctors recently had to issue a warning against the practice of using cow dung in the belief it will ward off COVID-19, saying there is no scientific evidence for its effectiveness and that it risks spreading other diseases. | May 14, 2021…

Jack Rasmus (2021-05-14). Inflation Myths and the US Economic Rebound 2021. counterpunch.org On May 12, 2021, the US Labor Department released its report on businesses now raising prices, as the US economy reopens in the wake of Covid vaccinations and moderating Covid infections. The CPI, or Consumer Price Index, rose 0.8% in April, after a 0.6% in March, and 4.2% for the twelve months ending last month,

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). 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 …

Eduardo Camín (2021-05-14). Pandemia, capitalismo, politización y economicismo. globalizacion.ca El horizonte del tiempo atrae, pero también amenaza. Sólo donde hay una amenaza futura surge la aspiración al poder. Algo de todo esto sucede de forma soslayada, con la pandemia de la Covid 19 y la creación de la vacuna….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Talking to your children about vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12-15 years. So parents and caregivers may be getting even more questions from children about whether vaccines are safe and how vaccines can help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Information in this article was contributed by Jennifer …

WSWS (2021-05-14). Two funerals in one week at Sterling Stamping Plant. wsws.org The deaths last month of Terry Garr and Mark Bruce, one in an industrial accident and the other from COVID, resulted from the insatiable drive for corporate profits.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-05-14). CDC: Death Toll Following Experimental COVID Injections Now at 4,434 — More than 21 Years of Recorded Vaccine Deaths from VAERS. globalresearch.ca The

news.un (2021-05-14). COVID-19: Wealthy nations urged to delay youth vaccines, donate to solidarity scheme. news.un.org The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday appealed for wealthier countries to delay vaccinating younger people against COVID-19 and instead donate doses to the COVAX global vaccine solidarity initiative.

Staff (2021-05-14). The Economic Recovery Is Mostly Benefitting White Families. truthout.org The United States is slowly emerging from the COVID-19 economic recession. The unemployment rate Yet these milestones mask an uncomfortable truth: The economic rec…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). 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 (2021-05-14). 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 …

Staff (2021-05-14). Headlines for May 14, 2021. democracynow.org Palestinian Civilian Death Toll Mounts as Israel Pounds Gaza with Airstrikes and Heavy Artillery, Eight Killed in Israel by Palestinian Rocket Fire as Military Chief Threatens "Gaza Will Burn", President Biden Says Israel's Bombing and Shelling of Gaza Not a "Significant Overreaction", India to Make Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Available Amid Devastating COVID-19 Toll, Japan Expands Coronavirus Emergency as Doctors Join Call to Cancel Summer Olympics, CDC Says Fully Vaccinated U.S. Residents Can Go Maskless in Most Settings, Hackers Post Personal Data of D.C. Police Officers Following Ransomware Attack, Active-Duty…

WSWS (2021-05-14). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Strikes across Italy to protest high death rates in work accidents; Intensive care nurses protest in France as Covid overwhelms hospitals as lockdown is lifted; After series of union sellouts at bus companies London bus workers strike vote against remote sign on; Teachers in UK oppose victimisations, attacks on jobs, pay and conditions including privatisation…

Staff (2021-05-14). Iran coronavirus update: 10k new cases. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, 10,145 new COVID-19 infections have been detected across the country in the past 24 hours.

Javier Sierra (2021-05-14). Mujeres esencialmente heroicas. peoplesworld.org La próxima vez que comas fruta o verdura, da las gracias a las campesinas que se parten el espinazo recolectándolas en condiciones inhumanas. Calor extremo, exposición a pesticidas, abusos sexuales y vulnerabilidad a COVID-19 contribuyen a que el trabajo de estas mujeres sea de los más arriesgados del país. En el caso de los graves …

Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein (2021-05-14). Estados Unidos: øQuién paga la cuenta por el desastre? globalizacion.ca Mucho más que una simple crisis coyuntural, el sistema capitalista se está confrontado a fallas de fondo que dicen relación con las contradicciones que se generan en su fase imperialista monopólica. La pandemia del COVID-19 ha mostrado como nunca antes…

WSWS (2021-05-14). Dozens of corpses found floating in Ganges as India's humanitarian crisis deepens. wsws.org According to the World Health Organization, India currently accounts for half of new COVID-19 cases and 30 percent of deaths worldwide.

Susan Price (2021-05-14). The media is causing harm by reporting official COVID-19 figures from poorer countries. greenleft.org.au The media needs to stop misreporting COVID-19 numbers and minimising the hardships in those countries facing the worst of the global pandemic, writes Tamara Pearson.

Naledi Ushe (2021-05-14). 8 Yankees Players and Staff Test Positive for COVID-19 Despite Being Vaccinated Before Diagnosis. globalresearch.ca Eight …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). 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 …

Sunita Viswanath (2021-05-14). 'Where Are the Moderate Hindus?'. thenation.com 'Where Are the Moderate Hindus?'

Brian Shilhavy (2021-05-14). Conspiracy to Suppress Existing Drugs that Effectively Treat COVID Patients in Favor of "Vaccines" globalresearch.ca To use an …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Cold vs. allergies during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to the common cold, allergies and COVID-19, overlapping symptoms can be confusing. In this Q&A, Dr. Arveen Bhasin, a Mayo Clinic allergist and immunologist, provides some clarity by comparing and contrasting the signs and symptoms of these conditions: What are allergy symptoms?Allergy symptoms can affect the nose, sinuses and lungs. These symptoms …

Tamara Pearson (2021-05-14). The Missing Dead: How the Media Has Misreported COVID's Toll in Poorer Nations. counterpunch.org Here in Mexico, the majority of people who have died from Covid-19 did not get tested, and so they weren't counted in the official numbers. They do not exist in the numbers that the media repeats over and over, without ever contextualizing them, without ever explaining that they are almost meaningless because testing is so inaccessible here.

_____ (2021-05-14). Colombia Has Lost Its Fear. popularresistance.org After decades of armed conflict and paramilitary violence, Colombia has seen protest movements return in strength over the past year and a half. The forceful demonstrations of the past week exceed even the high points of the nationwide uprising of November and December 2019. In response, the most heavily armed government in Latin America has carried out a brutal crackdown. | The COVID-19 pandemic and its social and economic consequences have hit Colombia hard. The country is reaching a breaking point as the ruling class attempts to squeeze the last drops of profit out of an already suffering populace kept in line…

WSWS (2021-05-14). Nationwide demonstrations in Brazil after police slaughter 27 in Rio favela raid. wsws.org The raid, the largest police massacre in Rio since 1989, was carried out in defiance of a Supreme Court ban on such operations during the pandemic.

Staff (2021-05-14). Chile: 5 Keys for this Weekend's Election that will Define the Future. orinocotribune.com For some they are the most important elections [in Chile] since the plebiscite that marked the end of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990), for others these elections will set the rules of the game for the next decades. Whatever the approach, no one doubts the significance of the elections that Chile will experience this weekend. The star will undoubtedly be the Constituent election, which should bury the dictator's legacy. | 1. What is being voted on | Chile faces four simultaneous elections on May 15 and 16 in which 16,730 candidates participate: municipal and regional elections, in which mayors, counc…

Staff (2021-05-14). 4th day of presidential candidates registration. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Registration of candidates for the upcoming presidential election is continuing for the 4th day in Tehran on Friday.

Katha Pollitt (2021-05-14). Rushing to Judgment on Scott Stringer. zcomm.org The facts are too scarce, and the stakes are too high, to jump to conclusions. We cannot flourish as a society if a single accusation out of the blue upends an election overnight and ruins a 30-year career in politics…

Staff (2021-05-14). 4th day of presidential candidates registration (2). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Registration of candidates for the upcoming presidential election is continuing for the 4th day in Tehran on Friday.

WSWS (2021-05-14). Biden pleads with Republicans for bipartisan infrastructure bill. wsws.org The Democratic president is seeking to negotiate legislation with a party whose leadership denies his legitimacy and claims the 2020 election was stolen.

Vijay Prashad — Subin Dennis (2021-05-14). Why One State in India Is Showing Promising Signs of Democracy as the World Goes More Authoritarian. counterpunch.org Just before the state elections in Kerala, in southern India, a television channel ran a program called "The Great Political Kitchen." The anchor went to kitchens across the state to talk to homemakers about their views on politics. In one kitchen, the anchor asked a woman about a dispute surrounding a temple in southern Kerala

Madison Geramoni (2021-05-14). 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.

_____ (2021-05-14). Open Letter From Retired U.S. Military Leaders to 'Dictatorial' Biden Administration Suggests Bad Times Ahead. strategic-culture.org As the divide now separating the Democrats and Republicans threatens to turn into a yawning, abyss, the future does not bode well for the U.S. | In an

Staff (2021-05-14). Chile: 5 Keys for this Weekend's Election that will Define the Future. orinocotribune.com For some they are the most important elections [in Chile] since the plebiscite that marked the end of the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990), for others these elections will set the rules of the game for the next decades. Whatever the approach, no one doubts the significance of the elections that Chile will experience this weekend. The star will undoubtedly be the Constituent election, which should bury the dictator's legacy. | 1. What is being voted on | Chile faces four simultaneous elections on May 15 and 16 in which 16,730 candidates participate: municipal and regional elections, in which mayors, counc…

Ashley Curtin (2021-05-14). Biden administration plans an immediate ban on menthol cigarettes. nationofchange.org Studies prove that such bans will help people quit smoking, especially those disproportionately affected by menthol cigarettes.

Staff (2021-05-14). As Israel's Attack Mounts, Biden Says It's "Not Been a Significant Overreaction" truthout.org U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday that he doesn't believe Israel's onslaught against the besieged Gaza Strip this week has been a "significant overreaction," remarks that came shortly before the Israeli military

James Bovard (2021-05-14). Biden Plans Expansion of Feds' Army of Snitches in 'Dollars for Collars' Program. globalresearch.ca The Biden administration …

Staff (2021-05-14). Israel Isn't Entitled to "Self-Defense" Against the People Under Its Occupation. truthout.org As Israel continues to pummel the Palestinian people with bombs and artillery shot into Gaza from troops amassed along its borders in preparation for a ground invasion, the Biden administration has reaffirmed its unwavering support for Israel's war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Palestinians. | Israel could not commit its crimes without the

Staff (2021-05-14). Hanan Ashrawi & Rashid Khalidi: U.S. Backing Has Given Israel License to Kill & Maim Palestinians. democracynow.org Palestinian scholar Hanan Ashrawi says Israel's latest assault on Gaza is turning life in the besieged territory into "sheer hell," aided by U.S. military and diplomatic support. "Israel has total license to use unbridled power to kill and destroy and maim and get away with it," Ashrawi says. We also speak with Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor of modern Arab studies at Columbia University, who says President Joe Biden's continued defense of Israeli actions reflects long-standing erasure and dehumanization of Palestinians. "One wonders what proportion you have to have of Arab deaths, of Palestinian deaths, ov…

WSWS (2021-05-14). AFT President Randi Weingarten demands fully in-person learning at all US schools. wsws.org On Thursday morning, Weingarten gave a one-hour speech that centered on demanding the full reopening of all US schools this fall and promoting illusions in the Biden administration's federal stimulus programs.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-14). Biden: Israel's Gaza Bombardment Is Not a 'Significant Overreaction'. news.antiwar.com As Israeli bombs are pounding Gaza, the US is standing firmly behind its ally. President Biden on Thursday "I have my intelligence community, the Defense Department, as well as the State Department … in contact with all of their counterparts, not only in Israel, but in the region, and one of the things I have seen thus far is there has not been a significant overreaction," Biden said. | Israel's bomb…

Charlotte Dennett (2021-05-14). Pipeline Politics: From Afghanistan to Gaza. counterpunch.org It's too early to tell if the bombing deaths of over 60 Afghan schoolgirls will change President Biden's trajectory for withdrawing American forces from Afghanistan. So far he's adhered to the tired old mantra of why our troops were sent there in the first place — to fight the terrorists responsible for 9/11 — and he

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-14). New Intermarium: Biden, NATO Pledge Support to NATO's Nine-Nation Eastern Flank. globalresearch.ca The members of …

Joan Walsh (2021-05-14). Will the GOP Scaremonger Us Out of Child Care and Family Leave? thenation.com Will the GOP Scaremonger Us Out of Child Care and Family Leave?

Anthony Pahnke — Jim Goodman (2021-05-14). Billions for Farmers of Color isn't Racist, It's Smart and Long Overdue. counterpunch.org You've probably heard that $5 Billion dollars from President Biden's $1.9 Trillion Stimulus plan has been dedicated to farmers of color. Specifically, that designation is for "socially disadvantaged farmers," which according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is anyone who has been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice because of their identity as members of a group. You should

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-14). Republicans Want Biden to End Iran Talks Over Gaza Violence. news.antiwar.com Republican Iran hawks are jumping on the ongoing violence in Gaza and using it to argue for President Biden to end the ongoing negotiations with Iran in Vienna to revive the nuclear deal. | On Thursday, "We call on you to immediately end negotiations with Iran, and make clear that sanctions relief will not be provided," <...

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-05-14). Biden Claims Israeli Attack on Gaza Is Not an 'Overreaction' as Onslaught Intensifies, Death Toll Mounts. commondreams.org "With its unconditional financial, military, and diplomatic support of the Israeli apartheid regime, the U.S. bears responsibility for the everyday violence of Israeli oppression." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Charlotte Dennett (2021-05-14). Pipeline Politics: From Afghanistan to Gaza. counterpunch.org It's too early to tell if the bombing deaths of over 60 Afghan schoolgirls will change President Biden's trajectory for withdrawing American forces from Afghanistan. So far he's adhered to the tired old mantra of why our troops were sent there in the first place — to fight the terrorists res Likewise, there is an

Mandy Smithberger (2021-05-14). Joe Biden's Pentagon Honeymoon. thenation.com Joe Biden's Pentagon Honeymoon…

_____ (2021-05-14). The Russian Bounty Story Is A Deadly Example Of Fake News. popularresistance.org A New York Times report about Russia paying Taliban militants to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan turned many heads in the summer of 2020 when it was first published. It solidified many Democrats' views that Russia is a dangerous enemy that is consistently acting to not only undermine the U.S., but actually murder its citizens. As NBC News points out, Joe Biden treated the story as factual as a presidential candidate and has continued to repeat the allegations as president. Yet, as many on the left pointed out countless times since the story was published by major news outlets, the reports have never been ad…

Michael Payne (2021-05-14). Sound the alarms, McConnell and Manchin put roadblocks in front of Biden's agenda. nationofchange.org When will we hear our president tell us how he plans to get all this great legislation underway in a Senate that is filled with McConnell and Manchin roadblocks?>

Mark Muhich (2021-05-14). Biden's Decisions This Year Will Determine US Nuclear Weapons Policy for Decades. counterpunch.org Nuclear weapons policies and the trillions of U.S. dollars proposed to fund them come into sharp focus this month and through next year as Congress and the Biden Administration engage the nuclear weapons threat. A threat viewed as existential by bombmakers, presidents, and arms control activists since the first nuclear weapons were detonated over Hiroshima

Global Research News (2021-05-14). Selected Articles: "Gaza Will Burn": Israel's War Cabinet Approves Escalated Aggression on Gaza. globalresearch.ca By With the exception of the impending departure of U.S. and NATO forces from Afghanistan, if it occurs, the White House seems to prefer …

Philip Giraldi (2021-05-14). Butting Heads with China and Russia: American Diplomats Are Outclassed. globalresearch.ca With the exception …

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-05-14). President Maduro: Former Deputy Guaidó Wants to Talk Now Because they Gave him the Order from the North. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro confirmed on Wednesday, May 12, the willingness of his government to dialogue with opposition actors who have not yet participated in the national dialogue table. Maduro made the statement in regard to the change of discourse by former deputy Juan Guaidó, who proposed this Tuesday, through a message published on his social media accounts, "a national salvation agreement" that includes conciliation with the Bolivarian Executive. | "Guaidó now went from R2P, which was the invasion of Venezuela, to dialogue with Maduro," commented the head of state during a televised broadcast. "N…

Staff (2021-05-14). Venezuelan Parliament Declares May 17 National Day Against LGBTQ Hatred. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, May 13, Venezuela's National Assembly unanimously approved a Draft Agreement to declare May 17 as a national day against hatred and all kinds of discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in Venezuela. In addition, the creation of a sub-committee attached to the Comprehensive Social Development Committee was announced, to be coordinated by deputy Niloha Delgado, to meet the demands of the LGBTQ community. | Delgado, president of the Gender Equality Subcommittee of the Permanent Committee for Comprehensive Social Development, outlined the discrimination suffere…

Nashelly Chavez (2021-05-14). 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.

Editor2 (2021-05-14). Zionism's Alliance with Luis Almagro the Yanacona. orinocotribune.com By Pablo Joffre Leal — May 11, 2021 | The policy of "public diplomacy" that the Zionist government has ordered, as part of the process of cleaning up the image of its regime, implies buying support from international organizations, governments, parliamentarians, and opinion leaders. | These are usually well rewarded for this shameless support in favor of an entity that commits war crimes and crimes against humanity. In this context and as part of his political conversion process from progressivism and solidarity with the peoples, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Uruguay…

Liz Theoharis (2021-05-14). Mother's Day Tears: The Fierce Prophetic Vision of Poor Women. juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com) — One hundred and fifty years ago, in the bloody wake of the Civil War, the abolitionist Julia Ward Howe issued a "Mother's Day Proclamation." The world, she wrote, could no longer bear such terrible violence and death. She called on women across the country to "rise up through the ashes and devastation" …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-14). Held to Ransom: Colonial Pipeline and the Vulnerabilities of Critical Infrastructure. counterpunch.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

Markela Panegyres (2021-05-14). Say no to war on China. greenleft.org.au The Australian government is beating the drums of war against China, pushed along by a new defence minister, Peter Dutton, and the hawks within. Sign the statement initiated by Sydney Stop the War Coalition.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). 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 …

WSWS (2021-05-14). Israel's war crimes and the hypocrisy of "human rights" imperialism. wsws.org Washington's response to the death and repression wrought by the Israeli state against the Palestinians is an object lesson in the absolute cynicism of "human rights" imperialism.

Helen Lewis (2021-05-14). How Capitalism Drives Cancel Culture. zcomm.org Beware splashy corporate gestures when they leave existing power structures intact…

WSWS (2021-05-14). Mounting death toll as Israel's war on Gaza escalates. wsws.org Sixteen thousand army reservists have been called up and ground forces sent to the border in preparation for a ground invasion…

Randy Shields (2021-05-14). The Jakarta Method Never Ended. dissidentvoice.org Prepare to read Vincent Bevins's The Jakarta Method in one sitting because it's impossible to put down. The book is a summation of the US government assisting the Indonesian military in killing approximately one million civilians from October 1965 through March 1966. While the Vietnam War got most of the headlines, in Indonesia the world's …

Israel Shahak (2021-05-14). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

Inge Fryklund (2021-05-14). Can DeCentralization Reduce Post-War Conflict in Afghanistan? counterpunch.org What will become of Afghanistan after the U.S. withdraws its forces by September 11? The U.S. government appears to be resigned to a Taliban takeover, and hopes only for a kinder, gentler version of the fundamentalist Sunni theocracy that ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001. This, of course, still leaves non-Pashtun Sunni ethnicities, the Shia

Sarah Cords (2021-05-14). A Drone Whistleblower's Quest for Justice. progressive.org Daniel Hale, a former intelligence analyst, leaked documents that showed the destructiveness of drone warfare; now, he won't even be able to defend himself in court.

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-05-14). Roaming Charges: How Bio-Warfare Came to Colombia. counterpunch.org There's a theory that Israel controls US politics, that the most powerful war-making state the world has ever known is a mere puppet of Israel, institutionally incapable of asserting its own agenda in the Middle East. This is a convenient myth for both parties, since it makes Israel seem more powerful than it is and it tends to exculpate the US from direct complicity in ergregious human rights abuses. But in fact the US finances Israel. It is dependent on us. Its crimes are ours. We paid for them.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Mayo Clinic playing key role in helping injured Minnesotans safely return to work. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — An effort supported by Mayo Clinic to help more injured Minnesotans be able to return to work has received a major boost. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the state of Minnesota $19.5 million to expand an innovative program that seeks to help workers suffering from injury or illness stay in the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Know the warning signs of stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted, depriving the brain of oxygen. It's important to recognize the warning signs of stroke, because prompt treatment can minimize brain damage. Every moment is crucial. "Strokes commonly occur in …

Staff (2021-05-14). This Isn't a Civil War, It Is Settler-Colonial Violence. truthout.org Earlier this week, massive protests erupted in '48 Palestinian towns and cities. '48 Palestinians (known as "citizens" of Israel) had mobilized to protest the threat of expulsion facing Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah in Jerusalem, and in protest of Israel's attack on al-Aqsa Mosque. | As Israel escalated its violence against the families in Sheikh Jarrah, worshipers in al-Aqsa mosque during the holy month of Ramadan and in Gaza, '48 Palestinian protests escalated as well. Palestinians came out in their masse…

Shane Quinn (2021-05-14). History of World War II: Operation Barbarossa. The Roots of Its Failure. globalresearch.ca Operation Barbarossa, whose …

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-14). US Delays UN Security Council Meeting on Gaza Violence. news.antiwar.com After The US suggested that the meeting should be held next Tuesday, but after a compromise, the Security Council agreed to discuss the matte…

David Swanson (2021-05-14). Chile and Colombia to Move Money Out of Militaries. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, May 15, 2021 While the proposal for a global ceasefire during a disease pandemic has done the opposite of catching on, there are a few small signs of sanity and even of successful activism. While most big military spenders (including the super-mega-biggest one) have increased or kept their spending …

news.un (2021-05-14). 'Stand up against hate' towards LGBTI people, UN human rights chief urges. news.un.org Humiliation and intolerance remain "a stark reality" for many gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people around the world, the UN human rights chief has said, in her message for the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

David Swanson (2021-05-14). For Okinawa, Rahm Would Be a Knee on the Neck. warisacrime.org If you don't know much about Japan (and neither does Rahm Emanuel, the reported nominee for U.S. ambassador) a few relevant facts are these: 1) It's right next to China which much of the U.S. government is eager for some sort of fight with. 2) Its Constitution (imposed by the U.S.) bans war, and the …

Stephen Lendman (2021-05-14). "Gaza Will Burn": Israel's War Cabinet Approves Escalated Aggression on Gaza. globalresearch.ca Late Wednesday, cabinet …

Susan Price (2021-05-14). Creating a desert and calling it peace: Turkey's water war against Rojava. greenleft.org.au Turkey's system of huge dams is not just about irrigation and generating hydro-electric power, writes Sarah Glynn. It is a source of political power over the whole region.

_____ (2021-05-14). South America's 'Business Friendly' Bloodbath. popularresistance.org International Business and Banking support for the most repressive regimes in Latin America is even more evident than it was during the original cold war. Now, Wall Street ºs three main men in South America all face charges of crimes against humanity, even genocide, at the International Criminal Court. | Whilst the anglosphere regularly attacks governments of the left in Latin America on human rights grounds, it is its pliant business friendly U.S. regional allies; Brazil ºs Bolsonaro, Chile ºs Piñera, and Colombia ºs Duque, who face being sent before the Hague. | All three countries face cruc…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-14). The Year Of Open Letters: Retired US Generals And Admirals Warn Democracy Is Dying. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | If 2020 was the year of Black Lives Matter protests, and left-wing victories, 2021 is the year of open letters. | Following France, it is now the United States' turn. | On May 12th, Flag Officers 4 America

Anonymous669 (2021-05-14). Gaza Conflict Spillover: Israeli Army Struck Syrian-Lebanese Border. southfront.org Israel's first two F-35 stealth fighter jets on their maiden flight as part of the Israeli Air Force on December 13, 2016. (Israel Defense Forces) | Early on May 14, an Israeli warplane targeted a vehicle near a Syrian town located next to the border with Lebanon, according to Lebanese and Israeli sources. | The vehicle, a pickup, was targeted near the Syrian town of al-Juntliyah in western Homs. Israeli sources claimed that the vehicle was about to move a weapons shipment from the Syrian town, where Hezbollah is known to be p…

Pam Martens, Russ Martens (2021-05-14). Elon Musk Abruptly Stops Accepting Bitcoin to Pay for Tesla Cars. Did He Learn that Bitcoin Uses More Electricity Per Year than Sweden or Malaysia? counterpunch.org After just 49 days of wedded bliss, Elon Musk is divorcing Tesla from accepting payment for its cars in Bitcoin. It was just March 24 that Musk first Tweeted that Tesla would start accepting payment for its cars in Bitcoin. What caused the abrupt flip-flop? Elon Musk claims he wants to move the world toward

WSWS (2021-05-14). Thousands protest against New Zealand government's anti-immigrant policies. wsws.org The protests are a sign of growing anger towards the Labour Party-led government's brutal and discriminatory border policies, which are aimed at whipping up nationalism and xenophobia.

Anonymous669 (2021-05-14). Israeli Military Raises Gaza To The Ground. Another Tower Fell (Photos, Videos). southfront.org An Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jet. © Amir Cohen / Reuters | The Israeli military counties to strike what it claims to be "legitimate military targets" in the Gaza Strip in response to Palestinian rocket fire. | On May 14, Israeli warplanes wiped out another tower in Gaza city which used to host a branch of the Production Bank. In an attempt to justify the attack, the Israeli Air Force claimed that the bank was supporting the Hamas Movement. | ◊û◊ò◊ï◊°◊ô ◊ß&loz…

Staff (2021-05-14). Watch Rep. Rashida Tlaib Blast U.S. Aid for Israel & Attack on Gaza in Dramatic House Floor Speech. democracynow.org As the death toll in Gaza reaches at least 119 amid Israel's escalation of its aerial assault, Congressmember Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, the first Palestinian American woman elected to Congress, delivered a powerful speech on the House floor Thursday to denounce the violence and attempted erasure of the Palestinian people. "I am the only Palestinian American member of Congress now," Tlaib said. "I am a reminder to colleagues that Palestinians do indeed exist."

Fight Back (2021-05-14). Minnesota Al Nakba protest and march: Say no to US aid to Israel! fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – The Minnesota Anti-War Committee and American Muslims for Palestine MN will be holding a rally and march on May 15, at 2 p.m., 4301 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, in order to commemorate Al Nakba and highlight the role that the U.S. plays in endorsing and funding the ongoing Israeli occupation of Palestine. This action follows up on the march of over 1000 people on Tuesday, May 11, in front of Senator Klobuchar's office. | Over the past week Israeli settlers have attempted a forced ethnic displacement of over 500 Palestinians living in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, worship…

Staff (2021-05-14). Chinese smart satellite facility begins work in Wuhan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — China's first smart manufacturing plant for satellites has started formal operations in Wuhan.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-14). US, Japan, France Hold First Joint Drills in Japanese Territory with Eye on China. asia-pacificresearch.com

Brian Berletic (2021-05-14). Geopolitical Projection: US Claims China Is an "Aggressor" globalresearch.ca US Secretary of …

WSWS (2021-05-14). Volvo Truck workers voice opposition to UAW sellout deal in lead-up to contract vote. wsws.org The United Auto Workers union is working overtime to impose a new sellout agreement in the face of widespread opposition, underscoring the urgent necessity for workers to organize and prepare for a fight.

WSWS (2021-05-14). Nexteer Automotive workers in Saginaw, Michigan speak out in advance of UAW contract vote. wsws.org The UAW is keeping workers in the dark about the current agreement, but workers widely expect another sellout.

Staff (2021-05-14). Republicans Oppose Kristen Clarke for DOJ Job in Latest Attack on Voting Rights. truthout.org Republican senators in Washington are attempting to block Kristen Clarke, a prominent voting rights advocate, from a top Justice Department position. The Senate Judiciary Committee has deadlocked on an 11-11 vote on whether to move Clarke's nomination for assistant attorney general of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division to the Senate floor for a full vote. If she wins the vote, Clarke, who has served as the head of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and is a longtime…

Staff (2021-05-14). Republicans Oppose Kristen Clarke for Top Civil Rights Job at DOJ in Latest Attack on Voting Rights. democracynow.org Republican senators in Washington are attempting to block Kristen Clarke, a prominent voting rights advocate, from a top Justice Department position. The Senate Judiciary Committee has deadlocked on an 11-11 vote on whether to move Clarke's nomination for assistant attorney general of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division to the Senate floor for a full vote. If she wins the vote, Clarke, who has served as the head of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and is a longtime champion of voting rights, a defender against hate and violent extremism, would be the first Black woman to hold the posit…

Monica Grover (2021-05-14). Viruses Know No Borders. Neither Should Vaccines. counterpunch.org In mid-April, three of my cousins — Shashi, Manju, and Renu, all sisters living in New Delhi — died within 10 days of each other. The eldest sister, Manju, was turned away from three medical clinics before she ran out of oxygen. The sole survivor of their nuclear family, Rajesh — or "Chotu" ("Little One")

Megan Redshaw (2021-05-14). 'Plausible' Link Between J&J Vaccine and Blood Clots, CDC Says After Confirming 28 Cases, Including 3 Deaths. globalresearch.ca Officials with the …

Steve Watson (2021-05-14). Vaccine Passports Banned in Wyoming. globalresearch.ca The Governor of …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-14). Weingarten: Post-pandemic schools should retool education. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The coronavirus pandemic-forced school closures, and upcoming reopening of all public schools this fall, are a massive opportunity to reimagine and retool public education so it serves all kids and gives teachers and staff the support and respect they deserve. So said Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten in a comprehensive hour-long speech on May 13 …

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-14). Why one State in India is showing promising signs of democracy as the world goes more authoritarian. peoplesdispatch.org In Kerala, the re-elected Left government has prioritized making life better for all, even during crises—contrasting sharply with Narendra Modi's right-wing central government's devastating mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic…

Madison Young (2021-05-14). 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.

repost (2021-05-14). 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…

Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs (2021-05-14). Sunday 5/23: SOUPSTOCK 2021 – The 41st Anniversary of the founding of Food Not Bombs. indybay.org Laurel and Front Streets, Santa Cruz…

Lynda Carson (2021-05-14). MLB pressures Oakland to support A's waterfront ballpark scheme. indybay.org Oakland A's Baseball Players:…

Santa Cruz Dyke Trans March (2021-05-14). Saturday 6/5: Santa Cruz Dyke Trans Bike March – Let's Ride. indybay.org Town Clock Downtown Santa Cruz…

FOODZ (2021-05-14). Friday 5/14: Communal Cookout. indybay.org TBA @ www.instagram.com/gatsptv/

Islamic Society of Monterey County (2021-05-14). Sunday 5/16: Monterey: Stand in Solidarity with Palestine. indybay.org Window on the Bay, 717 Del Monte Ave., Monterey, CA…

Dan Bacher (2021-05-14). 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.

Cat Wilmott (2021-05-14). Stephanie Bice Dismisses Q-Anon. indybay.org This is a response to a Politico article about incoming GOP member Stephanie Bice. It addresses her denial of Q-Anon.

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-05-14). Tuesday 6/8: Mick LaSalle & Richard Wolinsky: Dream State: California at the Movies. indybay.org Online webinar…

Root Division (2021-05-14). Thursday 6/17: A Joy Unexpected: Exhibition + Virtual Panel Discussion. indybay.org Online…

Jorge Valle Medina (2021-05-14). 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.

Keith McHenry (2021-05-14). A Victory for Chaos and Cruelty – The Logic of Internment Advanced Against the Unhoused. indybay.org We can only hope that the celluloid avatars at the Santa Cruz City Council are clueless, otherwise their "Camping Services and Standards Ordinance" is just naked sadism.

Palestine Action Network (2021-05-14). Saturday 5/15: San Francisco Protest for Palestine. indybay.org 16th and Valencia BART Station…

DXE (2021-05-14). Saturday 5/22: Seaspiracy Postering. indybay.org Cha-Ya Vegetarian Japanese Restaurant…

The Forum (2021-05-14). Friday 5/21: Fever: An Asian Pacific Islander Healing Space. indybay.org The Forum Collective – Online…

DXE (2021-05-14). Wednesday 5/19: Open Rescue Training: The Basics and Roles. indybay.org online…

Emily Medina Herrera (2021-05-14). Why we need to fight against child hunger. indybay.org Child hunger is still an ongoing issue that we can't ignore. A majority of these children come from impoverished Latin communities.

Raia & Jean-Jacques Zenger (2021-05-14). Friday 5/21: Mental Health Rights and Resources Video Forum on Friday May 21st 5pm. indybay.org Online video…

Marissa Land (2021-05-14). Self Serving Pro-Growth Media. indybay.org How power and control is affecting Sonoma County.

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-05-14). Wednesday 6/30: JoAnn Wypijewski & Kris Welch:What We Don't Talk About: Sex, Authority. indybay.org Online webinar…

Staff (2021-05-14). 9 injured in Rhode Island shooting. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Nine people in Rhode Island's capital were injured in a shooting.

_____ (2021-05-14). Meet The Neo-Nazi Advising Colombian Police On Breaking The National Strike. popularresistance.org Cali, Colombia – Colombia is on strike. And the police and military are terrorizing the population to crush it. | It kicked on when the far-right president President Ivan Duque announced a wildly unpopular tax reform imposing crushing austerity measures on middle class and poor Colombians. Duque's proposal aimed to pay off debt in order to project stability and satisfy international investors. But that stability for international capital means more instability for the tens of millions of Colombians struggling to put food on the table. | The country is already in dire economic straits — 43 percent of Colombi…

Sarah Anderson (2021-05-14). How Corporations Pumped Up CEO Pay While Their Low-Wage Workers Suffered in the Pandemic. counterpunch.org During the pandemic, low-wage workers have lost income, jobs, and lives. And yet many of the nation's top-tier corporations have been fixated on protecting their wealthy CEOs, even bending their own rules to pump up executive paychecks. A new Institute for Policy Studies report finds that 51 of the country's 100 largest low-wage employers moved

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Why lung cancer screening is important, especially for minorities. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. By the time lung cancer symptoms develop, the disease is usually too far advanced to cure. Studies show that lung cancer screening reduces the risk of dying from the disease. Screening is usually reserved for …

Staff (2021-05-14). Guterres calls for de-escalation of hostilities in Gaza. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — In a tweet on Friday, the Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for de-escalation of hostilities in Gaza.

Staff (2021-05-14). Zionists continuing their crimes in Gaza. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — The occupying regime continued its recent massacre in the Gaza Strip on late Thursday and early Friday.

Eds. (2021-05-14). How the modern NRA was born at the border. mronline.org Watch our release of documentary short The Rifleman, which examines how NRA head Harlon Carter fused gun rights, immigration enforcement, and white supremacy. Then read an interview with filmmaker Sierra Pettengill and historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. | May 14, 2021…

Suzanne Gordon (2021-05-14). Nurses in the Real World of For-Profit Medicine. counterpunch.org Since 1990, when the American Nurses Association declared that an entire week — from May 6-12th (the birthday of Florence Nightingale) — would be dedicated to celebrating the nation's nurses, hospitals and other institutions that employ nurses use Nurses' Week as a once- a- year opportunity to make up for any neglect, poor working conditions,

_____ (2021-05-14). Scotland: Hundreds Of People Block Detention Of Immigrant Neighbors. popularresistance.org Glasgow, Scotland – One of two men detained by immigration officers in Scotland and subsequently released after protesters blocked them from leaving has said he's grateful "fate" bought him to live among the demonstrators in Glasgow. | On Monday evening, protesters sat on the road in front of the Home Office van parked on Kenmure Street in Glasgow. Police officers surrounded the vehicle. | Hundreds of protesters were at the scene, chanting refrains like "Leave our neighbours, let them go" and "Cops go home". | "I'm so happy that my fate brought me to live here in Glasgow, where the people are so connected that th…

_____ (2021-05-14). The Strategy Session, Episode 16. strategic-culture.org

Juan Cole (2021-05-14). Shooting Fish in a Barrel. zcomm.org Israel bombs Palestinian Refugees from Israel in Gaza, 50% of them Children…

Staff (2021-05-14). Zarif meets with Spanish counterpart in Madrid. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and conferred with his Spanish counterpart Arancha González Laya in Madrid.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-14). Israel Initially Confirms, Then Denies Ground Troops Entered Gaza. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Beginning from the evening of May 13th, there's been conflicting reports of whether a ground invasion is going on in Gaza. | Initially, the Israeli Defense Forces have confirmed there are "troops on the ground"."I said that we will exact a very heavy price from Hamas, we are doing this, and we will continue to do so," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated. "The last word has not been said, and this operation will continue as long as necessary." | AFP:…

Cat Yoder, Christopher Macias (2021-05-14). Family demands independent investigation into death of 16-year-old Mikayla Miller in Hopkinton, Mass. liberationnews.org "Mikayla was only 16 years old. She was my bright and shining star in this crazy world."

commondreams (2021-05-14). National Coalition Vows to Fight Senate Confirmation of Rahm Emanuel to Become Ambassador to Japan. commondreams.org ______________________________…

_____ (2021-05-14). The Untold Story of Sheikh Jarrah. strategic-culture.org Colonialism in Israel was, and remains, a state-run project, which ultimately aims at achieving the same objective that is being carried out in Sheikh Jarrah—the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians to ensure Jewish demographic majority. | By Ramzy BAROUD | 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 of Je…

Staff (2021-05-14). 2-passenger plane crashes in east Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — A two-seater plane crashed in eastern Tehran on Friday morning.

Staff (2021-05-14). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-14). Invisibility cloaks and a climate dashboard: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

_____ (2021-05-14). Colombia: Anti-Government Protests. popularresistance.org Colombia's security forces apparently entered panic mode and the government of President Ivan Duque all but collapsed after the US Congress reiterated threats to cut military funds. | The panic was most evident on the National Army's twitter page, which suddenly began publishing in Spanglish about mysterious "spirit of body and military training." | The prosecution and the police additionally announced investigations into reports on widespread human rights violations against anti-government protesters. | This violence that surged after protests began on April 28 suddenly stopped on Wednesday when police apparentl…

Pip Hinman (2021-05-14). Budget 2021: Corporate handouts disguised as solutions. greenleft.org.au The corporate media is giving the federal government's latest budget a big thumbs up, despite its brazen hand-outs for billionaires and big corporations, writes Alex Bainbridge.

Dan Cohen (2021-05-14). Meet the Neo-Nazi advising Colombian police on how to break the National Strike. mronline.org Behind The Headlines' Dan Cohen examines the ongoing national strike in Colombia and how President Duque is relying on a neo-fascist ideology to subdue it. | May 14, 2021 | Newswire…

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-14). Why Israel won't win in Gaza. zcomm.org The will of a colonized people for liberation and self-determination cannot be crushed by military force, by siege, or any new technology from Israel's innovative labs of oppression…

Jessica Buxbaum (2021-05-14). Facebook, Social Media Giants Admit to Silencing Palestinian Voices Online. mintpressnews.com OCCUPIED EAST JERUSALEM — In a video posted on activist organization Jewish Voice for Peace's Twitter account, Muna El-Kurd explained why social media is so vital for the Palestinian cause. | "We rely on the honorable people standing in solidarity with us, people who tweet #SaveSheikhJarrah everyday," Muna El-Kurd said. "Even a short tweet or post is a treasure." | #SaveSheikhJarrah everyday… Even a short tweet or post is a treasure." | — Muna El-Kurd, Palestinian home defender | Quote tweet this with #SaveSheikhJ…

Staff (2021-05-14). 12 killed in explosion at Kabul mosque during Friday prayers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — At least 12 people were killed in an explosion at a mosque in a district of the Afghan capital Kabul during Friday prayers.

Staff (2021-05-14). Philly Health Commissioner Resigns After Mayor Reveals MOVE Bombing Victims' Remains Cremated in 2017. democracynow.org As MOVE family members and hundreds of supporters held a memorial Thursday to mark the deadly May 13, 1985, police bombing of their home in Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney announced the resignation of the city's top health official over stunning new revelations he cremated some of the bombing victims' remains, including bone fragments, without the knowledge or permission of the families. This comes amid an ongoing investigation into how the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University came into possession of bones thought to belong to one or two MOVE children killed in the bombing. The police bombing of the…

David Swanson (2021-05-14). Anti-Democratic Tradition Is So Ubiquitous That Many Don't Even Recognize It. zcomm.org Interview on how the U.S. is a proudly and shamelessly corrupt oligarchy, reforming impeachment and how people can experience something bordering on democracy by engaging with their local governments…

Ahmed Abu Artema (2021-05-14). This time it's different. electronicintifada.net A spirit of defiance and unity across Palestine distinguishes the current escalation.

Thomas Knapp (2021-05-14). Peace in Palestine? Not if American Politicians Can Help It. counterpunch.org On April 22, more than 300 American lawmakers publicly pledged their unconditional loyalty to a foreign power. In a letter to the chair and ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, the members of Congress cautioned against "reducing funding or adding conditions on" US welfare checks (totaling $3.8 billion annually) to Israel. The letter name-checks

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-14). Global cry to demand release of South African activists. peoplesdispatch.org Activists from across the globe have joined South Africa's shack dweller movement Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM) in demanding the immediate release of activists Mqapheli Bonono, Siniko Miya, and Maphiwe Gasa and the dropping of all charges against them. Since May 4, the movement has been condemning what they believe to be a politically motivated farce aimed to attack their movement. | The three have been charged with 'conspiracy to commit murder' and police allege that in a public meeting organized by the movement, they had discussed plans to assassinate witnesses to a murder. The movement has already pointed out th…

Staff (2021-05-14). Security forces detain, dismantle terror team in SE Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — The Iranian intelligence forces in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan have said in a statement that they have arrested or killed members of a terrorist team in Nikshahr County.

WSWS (2021-05-14). I Never Cry: Developing a thick skin in the new Europe. wsws.org Polish writer-director Piotr Domalewski's I Never Cry (Jak najdalej stad) tackles the subject of Polish migration to more prosperous European Union countries and the difficulties encountered by the families they leave behind.

Markela Panegyres (2021-05-14). Why governments are sold on gas. greenleft.org.au The Australian government's close relationship with the gas industry comes at the expense of workers, renewables, and the environment, reports Margaret Gleeson.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). 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 …

Lee Camp (2021-05-14). 13 Facts About American Prisons That Will Blow Your Mind. counterpunch.org In a few minutes time you'll want to abolish prisons. If you're not ready for that intellectual and emotional transformation, then please stop reading now. Or put on your thunder shirt. If you grew up in the United States, like I did, then you probably think prisons are a fact of life. We just go through

Manuel García, Jr. (2021-05-14). Thoughts on Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine. counterpunch.org For Americans, Stan Goff perfectly summarized the situation in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem today, and in Palestine generally for the last 54 years: "Establishment Democrats support ethnic cleansing… There is no Israeli-Palestinian 'conflict.' It's the decades-long military occupation and ethnic cleansing of Palestine. I know I sound like a broken record, but

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Consumer Health: Treating polycystic ovary syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Complications can include infertility, gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, miscarriage or premature birth, and endometrial cancer. Signs and symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome vary. A diagnosis is made when women experience at least two of these signs: Irregular periods.Elevated levels of male …

Catherine Austin Fitts (2021-05-14). "The Storming of The Bastille 2021" Le Retour! "Danser Encore". Flashmob in Paris. globalresearch.ca You can count …

Hayden Harwood (2021-05-14). Wisconsin bill would cut funding to cities that defund the police. liberationnews.org Pro-police policies like this are an effective counter to any kind of legislative reforms aimed at defunding, restructuring or creating community control of the police.

The Canary (2021-05-14). Rachel Riley loses latest round of libel battle with Corbyn-supporting blogger. thecanary.co Television presenter Rachel Riley has lost the latest round of a libel battle with a political blogger and Jeremy Corbyn supporter over an article which alleged that she engaged in a "campaign of online abuse and harassment" against a teenager on Twitter. | "Serial abuser"?: | Riley, 35, the numbers expert on the Channel 4 show Countdown, sued Mike Sivier after he published an article on his website Vox Political in January 2019 with the headline Serial abuser Rachel Riley to receive 'extra protection' — on grounds that she is receiving abuse. | Sivier defended what he had published, arguing that it…

_____ (2021-05-14). Global Resistance: End The Nakba Now! popularresistance.org Palestine is under siege. Since Monday, Israeli airstrikes have hammered Gaza without relief, decimating homes, workplaces and media offices. As of Thursday, Israel had killed over 109 Palestinians, including 27 children, as the number of wounded soared to 580. A ground invasion is now underway. | Earlier in the week, Israel launched a vicious campaign of ethnic cleansing in occupied East Jerusalem, instituting a plan to forcibly evict some 2,000 Palestinians from the neighbourhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Al-Bustan. As residents rose up to defend their lives, livelihoods, and homes, the Israeli state responded with…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-14). U.S. Continues Blocking UNSC Statements On West Bank Hostilities. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 12th, the UN Security Council tried to hold a second emergency meeting on the escalating situation in the West Bank between Israel and Gaza. | A joint statement wasn't agreed due to opposition from the United States, Israel's key ally. | According to several sources, 14 of the 15 members of the Council were in favour of adopting a joint declaration aimed at reducing tension. | However, the United States saw th…

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-05-14). Fresh U.S. Sanctions Against Hezbollah Make Lebanon Weakened and Divided Against Israel. globalresearch.ca The U.S. Treasury …

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-05-14). California's new A.G. announces 'Racial Justice Bureau' to combat hate surge. peoplesworld.org California's new Attorney General, Rob Bonta, took the podium at his first news conference on May 11 to announce the formation of a Racial Justice Bureau, charged with addressing bias and hate "at their roots" and strengthening responses to hate crimes throughout the state. The Bureau, which will initially bring together six new attorneys and …

Global Research News (2021-05-14). This Week's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-05-14). Tenet Healthcare hires nurses to "permanently replace" strikers at Massachusetts hospital. wsws.org Tenet has been emboldened by the isolation of the more than two-month-long strike by the unions. Healthcare workers must answer this strikebreaking threat with unified action, including mass picketing at St. Vincent Hospital.

Eds. (2021-05-14). In the era of fake news, we must celebrate the journalist in Karl Marx. mronline.org His stance on free press stands in sharp contrast to the status of the press—being totally subservient to the state—in the communist countries of the 20th century. | May 14, 2021 | Newswire…

Erin McCarley (2021-05-14). America Belongs to the People—All the People. counterpunch.org It's happened again. I got into this heated argument on social media that turned vitriolic, in response to my defense of this simple meme going around. You may have seen it. It shows two maps, side by side: On the left— a map of all the Americas that says, "This is America," and on the

Anonymous669 (2021-05-14). 12 Killed In Kabul Mosque Blast Despite Nationwide Ceasefire (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Souce: TOLO News, tolonews.com | On May 14, an explosion rocked Haji Bakhshi Mosque in Qala-e-Murad Bek area of Shakardara district in the Afghan capital Kabul. | The explosion, which was reportedly caused by a bomb planted inside the mosque, happened during Friday prayer. In a statement, the Afghan National Police said that 12 people were killed and 15 others were injured in the explosion. | According to the police statement, M…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-14). Israel Initially Confirms, Then Denies Ground Troops Entered Gaza. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Beginning from the evening of May 13th, there's been conflicting reports of whether a ground invasion is going on in Gaza. | Initially, the Israeli Defense Forces have confirmed there are "troops on the ground"."I said that we will exact a very heavy price from Hamas, we are doing this, and we will continue to do so," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated. "The last word has not been said, and this operation will continue as long as necessary." | https…

Staff (2021-05-14). California Trial of Universal Basic Income Inspires More Cities to Follow Suit. truthout.org It's probably safe to say that a few years ago, most Americans weren't familiar with the term

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Consumer Health: Considering a vaginal birth after a cesarean. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've delivered a baby by cesarean section, or C-section, and you're pregnant again, you might be able to choose between scheduling a repeat C-section or a vaginal birth after cesarean. Many women are candidates for a vaginal birth after cesarean. Still, the choice to pursue a vaginal birth after cesarean or schedule a repeat C-section can …

news.un (2021-05-14). Rights experts call for probe into violent crackdown on Colombia protests. news.un.org Independent human rights experts appointed by the UN and the Organization of American States (OAS) have called for the Colombian Government to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the violent crackdown on recent peaceful protests in the country.

Rob Urie (2021-05-14). Capitalism and Fascism. counterpunch.org The revolutionary nature of capitalism goes far in explaining the political turmoil of recent years. Neoliberalism destroys social networks when it destroys economic relationships. Decades ago, autoworkers in Michigan and peasant farmers in Chiapas were faced with figuring out how to get by after their livelihoods were taken away. A fundamental question emerged: how was

Fight Back (2021-05-14). Tallahassee protest demands justice for Raheem Reeder. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL — On the evening of May 8, activists with the Tallahassee Community Action Committee gathered with community members at Cascades Park to demand answers for Raheem Reeder and his family. Adorned in baby blue and pink bandanas, Raheem's favorite colors, local activists intended to honor his life while demanding accountability for his death. This action marked one month since Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) officers fatally shot Reeder. TPD has since used Marsy's Law as a shield to protect their officers from public accountability and has refused to release the names of the officer(s) invol…

Julio Yao Villalaz (2021-05-14). La guerra de Corea. globalizacion.ca La Guerra de Corea fue la primera derrota militar de los EE.UU., quienes no lograron "echar a los coreanos al mar" como lo habían jurado. A los once años de edad seguí de cerca mi primera noticia internacional de importancia: …

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-05-14). "Trust WHO"? Clandestine Influences Revealed. globalresearch.ca "TrustWHO," a documentary …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-14). Israeli air strikes in Gaza continue, at least 119 Palestinians including 31 children killed so far. peoplesdispatch.org Large scale protests against Israeli offensive are being organized inside occupied territories. Arab citizens of Israel are facing increased violence by Jewish settlers for their vocal opposition to the aggression…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). 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 …

commsdirector (2021-05-14). DSA Stands with Palestinians: from Sheikh Jarrah to Gaza and Beyond. dsausa.org The Democratic Socialists of America unequivocally condemns the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestinians everywhere, including the dispossession (aka illegal "evictions") of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, the ongoing racist violence by Israeli police and Jewish settlers, and Israel's latest bombardment, invasion, and murder of Palestinians in Gaza. We stand in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle against…

Staff (2021-05-14). Zionist regime attacks target on Lebanese-Syrian border. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Some Arab sources reported that Israeli forces have targeted a vehicle on the Lebanese-Syrian border.

Moderator (2021-05-14). Maj. Danny Sjursen: The Russian Bounty Story Is a Deadly Example of Fake News. scheerpost.com [Shutterstock] Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play A New York Times report about Russia paying Taliban militants to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan turned many heads in the summer of 2020 when it was first published. It solidified many Democrats' views that Russia is a dangerous enemy that is consistently acting to not only undermine the U.S., but actually murder its… |

Anonymous669 (2021-05-14). Hamas Attacked Israeli Chemical Plant With 'Shehab' Suicide Drone. southfront.org The Shehab suicide drone. Illustrative image. | On May 14, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, announced that it had targeted an Israeli chemical plant. | In a brief statement, the Palestinian group said that the plant, which is located in the settlement of Nir Oz, was targeted with a Shehab Suicide drone. The group didn't provide further details on the attack. However, observers speculated that the target was the Nirlat chemical plant. | Israeli authorities issued drone infiltration al…

Velazquez Press (2021-05-14). Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) Reintroduces Bill That Aims to Demilitarize Police. globalresearch.ca Rep. Nydia M. …

_____ (2021-05-14). Tim Kirby, Joaquin Flores — The Strategy Session, Episode 16. strategic-culture.org The gods have certainly made those elites managing the west mad, but whether or not the entire world will have to pay the price of their insanity yet remains to be seen,

Joe Bernick (2021-05-14). People of Arizona exert grassroots pressure on U.S. senators to abolish filibuster. peoplesworld.org TUCSON, Ariz.—Frustrated with their two Democratic Senators' refusal, so far, to abolish the Senate filibuster rule, Arizonans have been mobilizing in a campaign of pressure from below by the people who put them in office. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly are being inundated with thousands of phone calls and emails, together with letters to local …

_____ (2021-05-14). Israel's Violence Shows Why Now Is The Time For BDS. popularresistance.org On the day that Israel was carrying out its remorseless pummelling of the Gaza Strip, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was using his Queen's Speech to announce a series of laws for the next year. | Included in Johnson's list were measures to disrupt the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against the state of Israel by banning public bodies from launching their own boycott campaigns. | The planned reform would seek to 'ensure a coherent approach to foreign relations' by stopping public bodies from 'imposing their own approach or views via boycott, divestment or sanctions campaigns.' | In…

Latino Rebels (2021-05-14). #LatinoRebels10: From 2018, the White NYC Lawyer Who Lost It Because People Were Speaking Spanish. latinorebels.com At first, we called him "some white dude in midtown Manhattan" who literally went ballistic when he heard other people speaking Spanish at a lunch spot.

WSWS (2021-05-14). SEIU calls off strike by Connecticut nursing home workers, accepts governor's inadequate last-minute deal. wsws.org Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and nursing home operators reached an eleventh-hour agreement to prevent 2,800 workers at 26 nursing homes from striking this morning.

Robert J. Burrowes (2021-05-14). Exposing the Giants: The Global Power Elite. Prof. Peter Phillips. globalresearch.ca Note to readers: please click the share buttons above | First published on August 30, 2018 Developing the tradition charted by C. Wright Mills in his 1956 classic

Gerardo Villagrán del Corral (2021-05-14). El rescate de Petróleos Mexicanos y el fin de la lógica del saqueo. globalizacion.ca El director general de Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Octavio Romero Oropeza, realizó un recuento de las medidas adoptadas por esa empresa del Estado para revertir los negocios, contratos y ventas de plantas realizados al amparo de la reforma energética del gobierno…

Moderator (2021-05-14). Chris Hedges: Israel, the Big Lie. scheerpost.com By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost Nearly all the words and phrases used by the Democrats, Republicans and the talking heads on the media to describe the unrest inside Israel and the heaviest Israeli assault against the Palestinians since the 2014 attacks on Gaza, which lasted 51 days and killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, including 551 children, are a lie. Israel… |

Dr. Jacques R. Pauwels (2021-05-14). Napoleone tra guerra e rivoluzione. globalresearch.ca La Rivoluzione francese …

Latino USA (2021-05-14). Alex Padilla, From California To Capitol Hill (A Latino USA Podcast). latinorebels.com In our extended conversation with Alex Padilla, we look at why it has taken so long for a Latino to represent California in the Senate, and the many issues the senator must address.

Global Research News (2021-05-14). Selected Articles: "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca By The massive concentration of wealth over the last few years has made it possible for a tiny handful of …

Omar Barghouti (2021-05-14). 'All We Need Is Some More Courage From the World'. thenation.com 'All We Need Is Some More Courage From the World'

Anand Naidoo (2021-05-14). The Heat: Israeli-Palestinian violence. america.cgtn.com Heavy fighting escalates between Israel and Hamas with no end in sight.

Ryan Grim (2021-05-14). As Israel Attacked Gaza, It Heard Something New: Opposition from Congress. zcomm.org Zionist fears of Democratic dissent have turned stale for years. The latest House speeches show that's changing…

Guest Contributor (2021-05-14). OPINION: Fighting Against Climate Change Is Advocating for Our Kids' Future. latinorebels.com What can I do to keep my children safe and healthy? What can I do to protect them?>

Dana Johnson (2021-05-14). Wilderness and the Value of Doing Nothing. counterpunch.org Along the high-elevation, wind-swept ridges of the West, a long-lived, gnarly-branched pine is in trouble. A species of stone pine known for its high stress tolerance and adaptability, whitebark pine is slow-growing and can live between 500 — 1,000 years. Lacking wings for wind-dispersal, its calorie-dense seeds are spread primarily by Clark's Nutcracker, a member

Staff (2021-05-14). Zionist attacks on Gaza leave 113 martyred. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — The death toll in Gaza rises to 113 by Friday morning as the Israeli regime boosts troops and tanks near the besieged Palestinian enclave.

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-14). If I fall in the struggle, take my place. mronline.org Ugliness defines the mood of state violence from Cali (Colombia) to Durban (South Africa), each context different and the depth of the violence particular to the location. Images of security forces cracking down on people trying to express their political rights have become commonplace. | May 14, 2021…

Alice Rothchild (2021-05-14). The Nakba Continues. counterpunch.org The both-sides-have-their reasons-but-Israel-is-the-victim stories follow an expected pattern. Israeli Jews, still living in the shadow of the Holocaust, return to their rightful homes and then fight for every inch of what is justly theirs. They are repeatedly faced with intractable Arab terrorists who attack innocent civilians and must be crushed with all the might the Israeli military has at its disposal. Never Again!

news.un (2021-05-14). Civilian casualties climb, as UN chief calls on all parties to 'immediately cease' fighting in Gaza and Israel. news.un.org The UN Secretary-General on Friday issued an urgent appeal for all parties involved in this week's escalation of violence in the occupied Palestinian enclave of Gaza, and Israel, to "immediately cease the fighting", or risk creating an "uncontainable security and humanitarian crisis".

Staff (2021-05-14). When Tel Aviv shakes. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — While dealing with political problems inside, the Israeli regime is facing the most severe missile attack in its history.

Staff (2021-05-14). Africa voices solidarity with Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Demonstrations are held in cities across East Africa to condemn the killings of Palestinian people by the Israeli regime.

Anonymous669 (2021-05-14). 24 Pro-Government Fighters Killed Or Injured In ISIS Attacks In Central Syria. southfront.org Illustrative image | On May 13, at least 24 fighters of the Palestinian-led al-Quds Brigade were killed or wounded in two separate attacks by ISIS cells in central Syria. | The first attack targeted two posts of the pro-government group on a road leading to the al-Talila military camp to the east of the ancient city of Palmyra in eastern Homs.

Sasha Abramsky (2021-05-14). Tragedy and Hope on the Western Front. thenation.com Tragedy and Hope on the Western Front…

Lee Camp (2021-05-14). 13 Facts About American Prisons That Will Blow Your Mind. zcomm.org The U.S. prison system is a crime against humanity. Here are just some of the reasons why.

Jon Wiener (2021-05-14). Palestinian Lives, and Death: An Interview With Rachel Kushner. thenation.com Palestinian Lives, and Death: An Interview With Rachel Kushner…

The Conversation (2021-05-14). Protests by Palestinian Citizens in Israel Signal Growing Sense of a Common Struggle. latinorebels.com In towns across Israel, another important —and underreported— development is taking place. And it could change how we talk about Palestinians and Israelis.

Staff (2021-05-14). Global Calendar of Resistance: Join these events to defend Palestine! samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges all Palestinian, Arab and international supporters of Palestine to escalate their organizing and struggle to confront massacres and ethnic cleansing and support Palestinian resistance! There are currently 119 martyrs in Gaza, while the entire land of Palestine is rising, from the river to the sea, from Haifa to al-Lydd, from Gaza to Rafah, from Ramallah to Nablus, Umm al-Fahm, Yaffa, and, of course, Palestine's capital, Jerusalem, confronting the most brutal violence of the colonizer with steadfastness, struggle, and a revolutionary promise of a liberated fut…

Eve Ottenberg (2021-05-14). Floating Graveyards: Let's Not Revive the Cruise Industry. counterpunch.org Under the so-called leadership of governor Ron DeSantis, Florida is suing the federal government and CDC to allow cruises to resume sailing. As author Carl Hiaasen noted on twitter, this "stunt lawsuit by Ron DeSantis has zero chance in court," but it's aimed at "making DeSantis look tough for his right-wing base." It also fits

Editorial Team (2021-05-14). Sussex Police: serving Capitalism locally. challenge-magazine.org Brighton and East Sussex Branch, Young Communist League | YCL Brighton & East Sussex Branch expose the longstanding and institutional racism, sexism and brutality of Sussex Police. | On Saturday 13th March YCL members attended the Sarah Everard vigil along with 150 other people held at Valley Gardens. Mirroring the events at the vigil held in Clapham Common the same day, multiple police vans pulled up and officers began trying to disperse the crowd. Shocking footage was posted on social media showing police harassing and threatening members of the public. Despite the event proceeding safely and peacefully pr…

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