2021-05-16: News Headlines

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-05-16). The Israel Narrative is Crumbling Because of Phone Cameras and the Internet. orinocotribune.com By Caitlin Johnstone — May 11, 2021 | "Twenty-four people, including nine children, were killed in Gaza overnight, most of them in Israeli strikes," reads a Nine children, killed with Remember kids,

teleSUR (2021-05-16). The US Does Not Urge Immediate Halt To Israeli Attacks in Gaza. telesurenglish.net During a meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Sunday, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, took an ambiguous position on what is happening in Gaza. | RELATED: | Although she said the U.S. would offer its good offices should the parties seek a cease-fire, she made no direct mention of Israeli bombardment of Palestinian territories. | Replicating her country's tradit…

James L. Gelvin (2021-05-16). As the Palestinian minority takes to the streets, Israel is having its own Black Lives Matter moment. juancole.com ( The Conversation) — The images and reports coming from Israel, Jerusalem and Gaza in recent days are shocking. They are also surprising to those who thought the 2020 Abraham Accords and subsequent agreements to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan would place the conflict between Israelis and …

Juan Cole (2021-05-16). "Making the enemy blind": Did Israeli AF destroy Highrise housing AP and Al-Jazeera to Hide War Crimes? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Associated Press is flatly denying the Israeli military's cover story for why it bombarded the al-Jala tower in Gaza, which housed media offices of AP and al-Jazeera, and where dozens of journalists were based. Israel maintains that there was a Hamas intelligence unit in the building that was targeting …

_____ (2021-05-16). Prominent Muslim Group To Boycott White House Eid Celebration. popularresistance.org The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a prominent American Muslim organization, announced Saturday it will boycott the White House's annual Eid celebration over the Biden administration's stance on Israel amid spiking violence in the Gaza Strip. | CAIR said it was joining with other groups in the boycott over the White House's "incredibly disappointing and deeply disturbing" response to the violence. | "We cannot in good conscience celebrate Eid with the Biden Administration while it literally aids, abets and justifies the Israeli apartheid government's indiscriminate bombing of innocent men, women an…

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-16). Israel kills Gaza families in their homes on Nakba Day. electronicintifada.net Media tower bombed to "disrupt coverage of the human suffering in Gaza."

Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-16). Understanding Israel's Latest Attack on Gaza — And Who Benefits. juancole.com ( Foreign Policy in Focus) — "Both sides need to de-escalate." "No one benefits from this. " You'll hear a lot of statements like that from pundits, elected officials, government spokespeople, and mainstream media anytime there's violence in Israel-Palestine. In the last few days, Israeli war planes, armed drones, and artillery mounted on tanks have …

_____ (2021-05-16). Palestine Supporters Rally In Cities Across The United States And Europe. popularresistance.org On May 15th, the sixth straight day of Israeli bombardment of Gaza, Palestinians and their supporters gathered in cities across the US to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe) and to call for an end to the Israeli bombardment, land theft and military occupation of Palestine. | Large protests of thousands of people took place in Madrid, Paris, London, Istanbul, New York, Washington DC, Sydney, Auckland (New Zealand), Portland, Austin, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Houston, Toronto,San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas, and San Diego, among others. | Protesters across the US demanded an end to US…

_____ (2021-05-16). On Contact: Palestinian And Israeli Hostilities. popularresistance.org Chris Hedges discusses the disputes between the Palestinians and Israelis with Palestinian political activist Dr. Sami Al-Arian. | Hedges argues that nearly all the words and phrases used by the Democrats, Republicans, and the talking heads in 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, by employing its military machine against an occupied population that does not have mechanized units, an air force, navy, drones, mi…

teleSUR (2021-05-16). Israeli Attacks Raise Death Toll to 174 in Gaza. telesurenglish.net Israeli bombardment of Gaza increased in the early hours of Sunday morning, leaving 174 Palestinians killed since the start of military attacks that have been going on for seven consecutive days. | RELATED: | Israel carried out 50 bombing raids in less than 15 minutes and included the destruction of the residence of Hamas Islamist movement leader Yahya Sinwar, who was not in his home. | The wave of Israeli attacks early this…

teleSUR (2021-05-16). Egypt Opens Border With Gaza To Receive Wounded Palestinians. telesurenglish.net Egyptian authorities on Sunday decided to open the Rafah border crossing, which connects the Gaza Strip to Egypt's Sinai to transfer wounded Palestinians. However, they did not inform how long it will remain open. | RELATED: | The exceptional opening of the border is "an act of solidarity with the Palestinian people, who are suffering from the brutal Israeli aggression," local outlets commented and explained that the decision comes a day after…

Hanan Ashrawi (2021-05-16). U.S. Backing Has Given Israel License to Kill & Maim Palestinians. zcomm.org Israel's latest assault on Gaza is turning life in the besieged territory into "sheer hell," aided by U.S. military and diplomatic support…

Marjorie Cohn (2021-05-16). Israel Isn't Entitled to "Self-Defense" Against the People Under Its Occupation. zcomm.org "This is the worst I witnessed in my life. No safe haven in Gaza, so bloody and brutal."

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-16). Palestinians in Israel now face far-right mob violence backed by the state. dissidentvoice.org With Jerusalem ablaze and Gaza on the brink of another major Israeli onslaught, it has been easy to overlook the rapidly escalating ethnic violence inside Israel, where one in five of the population is Palestinian. These 1.8 million Palestinians — Israeli citizens in little more than name — have spent the past week venting their …

Peninsula Peace, Justice Center (2021-05-16). Monday 5/17: Gaza: Palestinians Under Siege Webinar w/ Joel Beinin, Middle East Scholar Stanford. indybay.org Online event via Zoom…

_____ (2021-05-16). Roger Waters On Israel's Crimes And Palestine's Resistance. popularresistance.org Roger Waters and Vijay Prashad talk about the brutal Israeli apartheid and violence on Palestinians, the defiant resistance of the Palestinian people and the global struggle against imperialism and settler colonialism.

teleSUR (2021-05-16). Israel's Crimes Against Palestine Are Genocide, Iran Denounces. telesurenglish.net Iran's Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday called on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to declare Israel's aggressions against Palestinians as genocide and crimes against humanity. | RELATED: | "Innocent men, women, and children are being slaughtered with the most lethal and sophisticated weapons. Houses are being demolished with their residents trapped inside," he stressed during an OI…

_____ (2021-05-16). The Zionism Discourse On Palestine Is Crumbling. popularresistance.org On April 27, one of the world's largest and most credible rights groups, Human Rights Watch (HRW), concluded, in a comprehensive 213-pages report, that Israel is an apartheid state. | "Across these areas and in most aspects of life, Israeli authorities methodically privilege Jewish Israelis and discriminate against Palestinians. Laws, policies, and statements by leading Israeli officials make plain that the objective of maintaining Jewish Israeli control over demographics, political power and land has long guided government policy," the report entitled "A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of A…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-16). "Much Worse than Apartheid": Israel's Discourse on Palestine is Crumbling. juancole.com On April 27, one of the world's largest and most credible rights groups, Human Rights Watch (HRW), concluded, in a comprehensive 213-pages report, that Israel is an apartheid state. "Across these areas and in most aspects of life, Israeli authorities methodically privilege Jewish Israelis and discriminate against Palestinians. Laws, policies, and statements by leading Israeli …

Peter Maiden (2021-05-16). Protest in Solidarity with Palestine in Fresno. indybay.org 73rd year of the Nakba marked by Palestinians in Fresno May 15. Hundreds turned out.

Anonymous103 (2021-05-16). Hezbollah: The Liberation Of Palestine Entered Its Last Stage. southfront.org Illustrative image | Interview of Sayed Hashem Safi al-Din, Head of the Executive Office of Hezbollah, on May 11, 2021. Originally published on

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

Networker (2021-05-16). Tomorrow morning! (Saturday, 5/15): Two online events about Palestine! indybay.org Here are 2 online events about Palestine taking place tomorrow morning, Saturday, May 15. These events are hosted in Canada and the UK, however, the listed times are for our "Pacific time zone". Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-05-16). Rep. Rashida Tlaib Speaks Truth to Power on Palestine. indybay.org On the floor of the US Congress on 5/13/21, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan stated in her moving 10 minute speech below, that "If there's one thing Detroit instilled in this Palestinian girl from Southwest, it's you always speak truth to power, even if your voice shakes. The freedom of Palestinians is connected to the fight against oppression all over the world." We will be there for her and Palestine on 5/15/21 at 16th & Valencia, SF in opposition to the 75% of US Congress who, as Tlaib stated: "signed a letter pledging that Israel shall never be made to comply with basic human rights laws that other countries th…

Allan Fisher (2021-05-16). Sunday 5/16: Protest Israel's USA funded human rights abuses of Palestinians. indybay.org Corner of Ocean and Water Streets, Santa Cruz. Sponsored by Palestine Justice Coalition.

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-05-16). 5/15/21 From SF to DC for Palestine: Thousands on the March. indybay.org Perhaps 2,000 marched in San Francisco for Palestine with dozens of Palestinian flags on Mission Street from 16th to 24th Street and beyond and among other places, right under the noses of Congress and the White House, Washington DC had thousands of supporters of Palestine on the March on 5/15/21. See the livestream of DC at www.pscp.tv/w/1eaJbnAMYlZJX

Rashida Tlaib (2021-05-16). 'How many Palestinians have to die for their lives to matter?'. zcomm.org Rep. Tlaib called out U.S. involvement in Israeli violence during this powerful floor speech…

Michael F. Brown (2021-05-16). Democratic leadership stands with Israel. electronicintifada.net QAnon Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene attacks "JihadSquad."

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-05-16). Six Months Before Regional Elections in Venezuela — What Polls Show. orinocotribune.com Caracas, May 15 (OrinocoTribune.com) — Almost six months before the mega regional elections in Venezuela scheduled for November, in which governors, mayors and city council members will be elected, a poll carried out by the firm Hinterlaces is showing positive trends in favor of the ruling PSUV and Chavismo, despite a high percentage of the electorate identifying themselves as politically non-aligned or non-affiliated to any party. | The regional elections are scheduled for Sunday, November 21, as announced last Thursday by the newly elected National Electoral Council (CNE) authorities. This new CNE board ha…

Oliver Boyd-Barrett (2021-05-16). Ottoman's Forever Empire and its Multiple Triggers for War. dissidentvoice.org Trading Genocides On April 24, 2021, US President Joseph Biden declared that the massacre of 1.5 million Turkish Armenians in 1915 constituted genocide. As to whether genocide is the word Americans can consent to use about Native Americans who suffered death, torture, displacement, apartheid and disease at the hands, mainly, of European settlers in the …

Editorial Team (2021-05-16). Special Educational Needs and Disabled (SEND) children robbed of support. challenge-magazine.org Spending cuts and service reviews are being outlined as a result of a funding shortage of over half a billion pounds for educating children with special needs, across councils in England. Due to a government ruling, local authorities are not permitted to employ other reserves to boost funds for the special educational needs and disabilities (Send) system, leaving families anxious that their loved ones could lose support to ensure gaping historical shortfalls are cleared.

Ari Paul (2021-05-16). Jobs Report Coverage Lacked Context, Worker Perspective. commondreams.org The New York Post reported that restaurants are desperate to hire workers—but not so desperate enough to offer higher wages, apparently. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-05-16). Egypt's "Hunger Pandemic" Exposes Neoliberal Roots of Food Insecurity Crisis. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — Apr 16, 2021 | Egypt is one among the five countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region most affected by hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. Widespread hunger in Egypt follows an international pattern. The World Food Program (WFP), the branch of the United Nations responsible for delivering food assistance, expects to need to serve 138 million people in 2021 — the most ever in its 60-year history. | The inability of the majority of countries in the world to effectively counteract hunger is a result of decades of neoliberal policies. These policies have either instituted…

Sumedha Pal (2021-05-16). Inside India's Vaccine Divide. counterpunch.org India, the pharmacy of the world is currently facing a devastating second wave of the COVID pandemic. With a surge in infections crossing the 400,000 mark on a daily basis, the population of over a billion people were pinning its hopes on the ongoing vaccination drive. This, as the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, is staring

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). 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 (2021-05-16). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). 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 …

Speak Out Now (2021-05-16). Saturday 6/5: The Tokyo Summer Olympics: Capitalist Mega-Games in a Pandemic. indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal (2021-05-16). Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide. Complete 2013 Judgment of the Kuala Lumpur Tribunal. globalresearch.ca The Tribunal deplores the failure of international institutions to punish the State of Israel for its crimes and its total lack of respect of International Law and the institutions of the United Nations.

Jacob Sugarman (2021-05-16). We're Living With the Consequences of Rich Nations' Vaccine Hoarding. zcomm.org The Biden administration has finally backed a patent waiver for Covid vaccines, but it's already too late for Argentina and countless countries across the Global South…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-16). Sudan may see renewed protests after the killing of two youth by soldiers. peoplesdispatch.org Two were killed and 37 others were wounded on May 11 when soldiers opened fire at a demonstration outside the army HQ, demanding justice for the protesters slain in the massacre on June 3, 2019…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-16). Sudan May See Renewed Protests after Soldiers Open Fire on Demonstration. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch Photo : Radio Dabanga Two were killed and 37 others were wounded on May 11 when soldiers opened fire at a demonstration outside the army HQ, demanding justice for the protesters slain in the massacre on June 3, 2019 On Wednesday, May 12, the attorney general of Sudan, Al-Hebir Taj Elsir, called on…

_____ (2021-05-16). Leaving No One Behind In The City. popularresistance.org There is a general consensus that cities and public transport will play a central role in the recovery from Covid-19. Some have called this the "urban opportunity". From investments in sustainable mobility, to enhancing the role of public transport and the electrification of transport, these discussions have often centered on the potential for the transport sector to provide green jobs, lower emissions, to create access and reshape society along more equitable lines in…

TheCOVIDBlog (2021-05-16). Seychelles: World's Most Vaccinated Country See Surges in COVID-19 Cases, as USA Changes Rules for Testing Vaccinated People. globalresearch.ca The vaccine agenda …

teleSUR (2021-05-16). France Hits Target of 20 Million First COVID-19 Vaccinations. telesurenglish.net French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Sunday informed his country has administered the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines to 20 million people, reaching its target days ahead of the reopening of catering businesses and cultural venues. | RELATED: | "This is a very important moment for our country. We are getting closer to the end of the crisis," Castex said and assured that the 20 million vaccinated people represent about 30 percent…

Newsclick (2021-05-16). COVID-19 vaccine: Who holds intellectual property rights? peoplesdispatch.org Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talk about the recent debates on the intellectual property rights on vaccines and the possibilities of mass immunization…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). 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 (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My uncle was diagnosed with COVID-19, and his doctors mentioned the possibility of putting him on ECMO. What does this mean? ANSWER: A COVID-19 infection can lead to mild symptoms for many people, but for others, it can cause life-threatening lung failure. In cases like your uncle's, traditional life support measures, such as a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Fatigue, perceived cognitive impairment and mood disorders associated with post-COVID-19 syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ?– Patients diagnosed with post-COVID-19 syndrome, also known as "PCS," "COVID-19 long-haul syndrome" and "Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS COV-2," experience symptoms such as mood disorders, fatigue and perceived cognitive impairment that can negatively affect returning to work and resuming normal activities, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). 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 …

Toward increasing Networking (2021-05-16). Online events w/ Bill McKibben, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Peter Linebaugh, Chomsky & others. indybay.org Here are some 27 online events taking place over the next 10 days (and starting tomorrow, May 16), featuring people such as Bill McKibben, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Peter Linebaugh, Cynthia Kaufman, Noam Chomsky, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, Australia, and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

_____ (2021-05-16). What's Happening With Youth Protest And Police In Colombia. popularresistance.org The demonstrations in Bogotá, Colombia kick off with musical performances, theatrical shows and people in traditional dress; they're like festivals. Young people fill the capital's major transitways and the Plaza de Simon Bolivar, a downtown square that is home to several culturally and politically significant buildings, to have their voices heard, Yaneth Ordoñez, an artist and high school teacher at the protests said. | But this time, the government has met civilians with bullets. | On April 28, Colombians protested, in large part, as a response to tax increases proposed by president Iván Duque's government. Cri…

_____ (2021-05-16). Support Jailed Whistleblower Daniel Hale. popularresistance.org Hale is a veteran of the US Air Force. During his military service from 2009 to 2013, he participated in the US drone program, working with both the National Security Agency and the Joint Special Operations Task Force at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. After leaving the Air Force, Hale became an outspoken opponent of the US targeted killings program, US foreign policy more generally, and a supporter of whistleblowers. He publicly spoke out at conferences, forums, and public panels. He was featured prominently in the award-winning documentary National Bird, a film about whistleblowers in the US drone program w…

Steve Pleich (2021-05-16). Stay Away Ordinance Casts Long Shadow. indybay.org Activists Fear Increased Use of Stay Away Power…

Regeneración Advocacy Committee (2021-05-16). Wednesday 5/26: Reimagining Public Safety: Alternatives to Police for Nonviolent Crisis Calls. indybay.org Free Online Event. Register Here: http: //bit.ly/CAHOOTS_watsonville…

Cat Wilmott (2021-05-16). 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.

Keith McHenry (2021-05-16). 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.

Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs (2021-05-16). Sunday 5/23: SOUPSTOCK 2021 – The 41st Anniversary of the founding of Food Not Bombs. indybay.org Laurel and Front Streets, Santa Cruz…

From Governor Newsom Office (2021-05-16). California Reparations Task Force to Study Reparations. indybay.org California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Appointments to First-in-the-Nation Task Force to Study Reparations for African Americans…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-05-16). Thursday 6/17: David & Margaret Talbot: By the Light of Burning Dreams. indybay.org Online webinar…

Dan Bacher (2021-05-16). Catastrophic juvenile fish kill unfolds on Klamath River. indybay.org "Right now, the Klamath River is full of dead and dying fish on the Yurok Reservation," said Frankie Myers, the Yurok Tribe's Vice Chairman. "This disease will kill most of the baby salmon in the Klamath, which will impact fish runs for many years to come. For salmon people, a juvenile fish kill is an absolute worst-case scenario."

Stop Ripping Off The College (2021-05-16). CCSF President Shanel Williams Pushing For $35K A Month For Chancellor. indybay.org The Board President of San Francisco City College Shanel Williams after pushing for concession bargaining with the faculty that ended up in massive concessions now wants to give the Chancellor and union buster Rajen Vurdien for his good work.

David Bollier (2021-05-16). Why Karl Polanyi Still Matters. indybay.org In The Great Transformation, Karl Polanyi explains why the economy must be embedded in society and society must not be embedded in the economy. He describes land, labor and money as "fictitious commodities" since they cannot be multiplied and created on the market.

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-05-16). Monday 6/21: Andrew Bacevich & Philip Maldari: America's Role in World Transformed. indybay.org Online webinar…

WSWS repost (2021-05-16). End of CDC masking guidelines aimed at "normalizing" death. indybay.org The CDC's guidance is a political, not a scientific decision. It is intended to signal that all remaining measures that impinge on business interests, from social distancing requirements to enhanced sanitary guidelines, are to be dropped.

Goldman Environmental Foundation (2021-05-16). Tuesday 6/15: Goldman Environmental Prize Virtual Ceremony. indybay.org

Rod Driver (2021-05-16). How the Rich Hide Their Wealth: Tax Havens and Capital Flight. globalresearch.ca "I believe that …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-16). Turkey to Keep Troops in at Least Five Nations. libya360.wordpress.com Rick Rozoff Turkey's Anadolu news agency cited Ersin Tatar, president of the self-styled Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, insisting that Turkish troops in Northern Cyprus would never leave. To exploit an issue that is topical as well as tragic, he gratuitously added that his domain would not suffer the fate of another territory currently under attack: "The…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-16). Cyprus: Turkey to keep troops in at least five nations. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Cyprus: Turkey to keep troops in at least five nationsRick Rozoff Turkey's Anadolu news agency cited Ersin Tatar, president of the self-styled Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, insisting that Turkish troops in Northern Cyprus would never leave. To exploit an issue that is topical as well as tragic, he gratuitously added that his domain would …

_____ (2021-05-16). Help Three Native American Women Save Their Hospital. popularresistance.org When Donna Gilbert asked me to be a part of her lawsuit, I immediately said yes. After having survived three other lawsuits, I should have been leery. But when peoples' lives are at stake, it is not hard to make a hard decision. | Initially it was the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court (OST). It was my son's idea to go to the Tribal Court because we knew what the outcome would be. The OST court would dismiss our case because the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board (GPTCHB) was under the jurisdiction of the state of South Dakota and was not a Tribal Organization. But we needed this verified by a court. We also knew…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-16). Defying ban on 'unauthorized protests,' Algerians take to the streets in large numbers. peoplesdispatch.org The Hirak protests continued on Friday despite a recent ban on unauthorized protests. Those on the streets were met with massive police deployment and large-scale detentions…

teleSUR (2021-05-16). Colombia: Strike Committee Begins Negotiations With Government. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Colombia's National Strike Committee will meet with President Ivan Duque's representatives to start negotiations aimed at ending the massive protests that have been shaking the country since April 28. | RELATED: | Tthey will discuss demands that includes issues such as health reform, the murders of social leaders, and the spraying of glyphosate in the country's fields. | "The government will begin to listen to the peop…

teleSUR (2021-05-16). Bolsonaro Is Unfit To Lead Brazil, 58% Of Brazilians Say. telesurenglish.net A Datafolha poll on Sunday revealed that 58 percent of Brazilians consider President Jair Bolsonaro to be incapable of leading the country. Besides, around 50 percent of the citizens trust nothing he says. | RELATED: | In May, Bolsonaro's popularity fell to its lowest level since the start of his term on January 1, 2019. According to Datafolha, he could be defeated if he seeks reelection next year. | Only 38 percent of the 2,071…

teleSUR (2021-05-16). Chile Begins Second Day of Elections. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Chile continues the voting process in which over 14.9 million people were eligible to choose 155 members of the convention that will draft the new Constitution, 16 governors, 345 mayors, and 2,252 councilors. | RELATED: | As on Saturday, polling stations are expected to receive votes from 08: 00 am to 6 pm local time. An estimated 20 percent of voters have already cast their ballots on the first day of a historic e…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-16). NATO Ready to Fight in Seven-Year Black Sea Conflict. libya360.wordpress.com Rick Rozoff The Romanian press, in reporting on the ongoing U.S. Army-led 30,000-troop, 27-nation war games codenamed DEFENDER-Europe 21, cited an American commander in the country characterizing them as "mutual intra-NATO defense." A suggestion: NATO should publish a Militarese-English dictionary for the uninitiated. To conduct a military exercise, or rather a veritable host of air, naval…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-16). Commander: NATO ready to fight in seven-year Black Sea conflict. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Commander: NATO ready to fight in seven-year Black Sea conflictRick Rozoff The Romanian press, in reporting on the ongoing U.S. Army-led 30,000-troop, 27-nation war games codenamed DEFENDER-Europe 21, cited an American commander in the country characterizing them as "mutual intra-NATO defense." A suggestion: NATO should publish a Militarese-English dictionary for the uninitiated. To conduct a …

Editorial Team (2021-05-16). China's Zhurong rover lands on Mars with great success. challenge-magazine.org China's Zhurong rover successfully landed on Mars this Saturday. This is the first time a non-American Mars landing has gone through without a crash or loss of contact. | The success makes China the first nation to perform orbiting, landing and roving on its first Mars mission. It is also only the third nation to land on Mars, after Russia and the USA. | President Xi Jinping expressed his congratulations to the team behind the mission, calling their success an outstanding achievement. "You were brave enough for the challenge, pursued excellence and placed our country in the advanced ranks of planetary explorat…

teleSUR (2021-05-16). Colombians Demand Resignation of Defense Minister. telesurenglish.net Colombia's human rights defenders on Sunday called for the resignation of Defense Minister Diego Molano and rejected statements through which he stigmatized citizens who have been protesting against President Ivan Duque. | RELATED: | "Molano could affect any agreement between the government and the Strike Committee's representatives. His provocative and stigmatizing speech against protesters will prevent the country fro…

teleSUR (2021-05-16). EU Calls For An End To Discrimination Against LGBTI Community. telesurenglish.net On the eve of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, the European Union (EU) on Sunday called on the international community to eliminate the criminalization of same-sex relationships. | RELATED: | "It is not conceivable that still 69 countries criminalize same-sex relationships and in 11 of those nations being homosexual is punishable by death. We will continue to be at the forefront in ensuring that the LGT…

Mouris Salloum George (2021-05-16). México — Un delito electoral se paga con cárcel. globalizacion.ca El uso de los programas sociales con fines electorales es ya un delito grave y se paga con cárcel, pero resulta que estos programas y de hecho se están utilizando para comprar votos a través de tarjetas, despensas, regalos de…

Badri Raina (2021-05-16). The 'Nationalists' must consult the Nation in Finding a Way Forward. zcomm.org Close to four hundred districts in India now have a positivity rate of twenty percent or more…

UERMWA (2021-05-16). United Electrical Condemns Attacks on Palestinian People. zcomm.org Working people need and deserve, instead, a foreign policy based on diplomacy, peace, and international solidarity…

Bernie Sanders (2021-05-16). The U.S. Must Stop Being an Apologist for the Netanyahu Government. zcomm.org Over more than a decade of his right-wing rule in Israel, Mr. Netanyahu has cultivated an increasingly intolerant and authoritarian type of racist nationalism…

Diane Ravitch (2021-05-16). Jan Resseger: Will the Biden Administration Revive the Failed Policies of NCLB and Obama? commondreams.org It looks like Biden is winding the clock backward on education. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Consumer Health: Stroke awareness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability for adults. More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). 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 (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for patent foramen ovale. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 36 and do not have any significant medical concerns, but due to a family member's heart health issues, it was recommended I have a cardiac evaluation. After undergoing an echocardiogram, I was surprised to be told that I have a patent foramen ovale. The cardiologist said I don't need to be treated …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente announce strategic investment in Medically Home to expand access to serious or complex care at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn., and OAKLAND, Calif. ? Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente are partnering in an unprecedented collaboration to allow more patients to receive acute level of care and recovery services in the comfort, convenience and safety of their homes. Beginning with significant strategic investments in Medically Home Group, a Boston-based, technology-enabled services company, Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Consumer Health: Staying active and exercising with osteoporosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease, which affects approximately 10 million Americans, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Infographic: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET). newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.?More health tip infographics: ?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Consumer Health: Endometriosis, ovarian cancer and infertility — what are the connections? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been diagnosed with endometriosis, you may have questions about whether that raises your risk for other conditions, including ovarian cancer and infertility. With endometriosis, tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Signs of depression in teens and how to help. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. Although depression can occur at any time in life, symptoms may differ between teens and adults. Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Consumer Health: Bladder cancer awareness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers. Nearly 84,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2021, according to the American Cancer Society. Bladder cancer occurs in men more frequently than in women, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). 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 …

Alessandro Pagani (2021-05-16). øNakba? Ahora basta: Queremos Marwun Barghuti. globalizacion.ca En la Palestina israelizada, después de que la ONU, en 1948, sancionara una división injusta del territorio entre presencia histórica y presencia entrante, estaba la Nakba, la "catástrofe". Sólo el primer paso hacia la erradicación casi total de los palestinos,…

Thalif Deen (2021-05-16). Estados Unidos protege a Israel con veto tras veto en el Consejo Seguridad. globalizacion.ca El Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas (CSNU), su órgano político más poderoso, ha permanecido en gran medida silencioso o ineficaz en la resolución del conflicto armado de más larga data en Medio Oriente, que involucra a israelíes y…

Juan Cole (2021-05-15). Gaza and Israel's Kidnapper's Dilemma: Keeping a Million Children Brutalized in its dark Basement. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — A war is when two antagonists fight one another all-out, until in fairly short order one wins and the other loses. On December 11, 1941, Mussolini declared war on the United States. Then later on the US invaded Italy from Tunisia under Gen. Patton. On July 25, 1943, Mussolini lost …

Ali Abunimah (2021-05-15). Blowing apart a monstrous Israeli lie. electronicintifada.net It's a dehumanizing libel that Palestinians sacrifice their kids to make Israel look bad.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Israel wages war on Gaza and its own cities. wsws.org According to the United Nations, Israeli air strikes have destroyed or severely damaged more than 200 homes and 24 schools in Gaza in the past five days, while damage to pipe networks and power cuts threaten the already limited access to fresh water and electricity.

Fra Hughes (2021-05-15). Sheikh Jarrah, Al Quds and the Right of Resistance. orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes, Belfast — May 13, 2021 | Al Quds the red line | Al Quds or Jerusalem, is the red line for the Palestinian people, the diaspora, and the Arab collective. | It is the capital of Palestine and home to the third holiest shrine in Islam, the Al Aqsa Mosque. | Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad was transported from the Great Mosque in Mecca to Al Aqsa during the Night Journey. Islamic tradition holds that Muhammad led prayers towards this site for 16-17 months after his migration to Mecca. | So how did we get to this current impasse? | Jerusalem is in flames, Gaza is being bombed back to the ston…

Antonio García (2021-05-15). Polvo llena de sangre en las calles de Gaza. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Fight Back (2021-05-15). Lebanese protesters cross borders to occupied Palestine, face Israeli gunfire. fightbacknews.org According to a report from Lebanon's authoritative news outlet Al-Manar, a demonstration supporting the resistance in Palestine crossed the border between Lebanon and the territory under Israeli occupation on May 13. | "A number of Lebanese protesters demonstrated spontaneously near the barbed-wire fence off the Israeli settlement of Al-Metula, storming the border an crossing shortly into the occupied Palestinian territories," reports Al-Manar, which had a reporter on the scene. | "The protesters held Lebanon's, Hezbollah's and Palestine's flags and chanted slogans in support of Gaza against the Israeli agg…

_____ (2021-05-15). Israel Is Killing Women And Children In Gaza. popularresistance.org Women and children account for nearly half of the more than 120 Palestinians killed in Gaza since Monday, according to Al-Mezan, a human rights group in the territory. | This contradicts Israel's claims that it is targeting Hamas infrastructure and making great efforts to avoid harming civilians. | The death toll will likely climb higher as bodies are recovered from the rubble of the buildings that were "destroyed over their residents' heads," the rights group stated on Friday. Al-Mezan and the London-based Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights said on Friday that like it did in 2014, Israel was targeting family h…

Staff (2021-05-16). How El Nacional Building was Found After Executive Embargo — Meanwhile Al Jazeera and AP Offices in Gaza Bombed to the Ground. orinocotribune.com Diosdado Cabello, Venezuelan National Assembly deputy, posted two images on his Twitter account, showing the completely empty building of the newspaper El Nacional, in Caracas, "without workers or equipment," and there were even some offices given on rent to other companies. | This came just a few hours after the notice by poster delivered to the owners of the newspaper this Friday afternoon, informing of the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) to proceed with an executive embargo of the main headquarters of the national daily, resulting from a defamation trial initiated by Cabello against the news out…

Tamara Nassar (2021-05-15). Israel kills Palestinians in West Bank as it bombs Gaza. electronicintifada.net Child fatally shot and PA officer killed by "mistake."

teleSUR (2021-05-15). Israeli Bombs Attempt to Silence International Media in Gaza. telesurenglish.net "Residents of Tel Aviv should stand on one leg and wait for our response," a spokesman for the Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas resistance armed wing, said. | RELATE: | "We are prepared to continuously bomb Tel Aviv for six months," he added. | The Israeli occupation continued its raids on Gaza and increased the number of fatalities to 139 Palestinians, including 39 children, and 1,000 wounded. | Scenes from the Al-Galaa tower…

teleSUR (2021-05-15). UPDATE: Palestine Responds to Israeli Air Raids on Gaza Strip. telesurenglish.net While thousands of Palestinian took to the streets to conmemorate the Nakba (Tragedy), the day when Israel began the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, rocket sirens blare throughout Tel Aviv and central occupied territories as Hamas says it fired dozens of rockets at Israel in response to the killing of a Palestinian family of 10, including eight children. | Israeli media reported that a rocket has exploded in central Ramat Gan, with footage from Ramat Gan showing a car burning and damage to nearby buildings. | Sirens were heard in Tel Aviv, Rishon Lezion, Holon, Bat Yam, Ashdod, Yavne, Rehovot, Givatayim, Petha…

_____ (2021-05-15). Israel Doesn't Have A 'Right To Exist'. popularresistance.org In 1991, Israeli and Palestinian representatives gathered in Madrid, Spain to restart a "peace process" they hoped, at least ostensibly, would lay the groundwork for a future "two-state solution." Three decades later, as Israeli bombs rain down on Gaza, the creation of an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza seems further from realization than ever. | The idea of a two-state solution never made much sense. The West Bank and Gaza are geographically disconnected, and the Gaza Strip takes up all of 140.9 square miles. Under the terms of a future two-state deal, the residents of this tiny strip of…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-15). Hidden Causes And Apparent Results Of Gaza Crisis. southfront.org Illustrative imageDEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54s BITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7trmw070e3mydgq63zq348v | OR CONTACT US : info@southfront.org | The whole world keenly follows the "sudden "conflict between Israelis and Arabs. The shell…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Hamas Suicide Drone, Mortars Targeted Israeli Kissufim Military Base Near Gaza (Videos, Photos). southfront.org The Shehab suicide drone. Illustrative image. | On May 15, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, attacked a base of the Israeli military near the settlement of Kissufim to the east of the Gaza Strip. | In a statement, the faction said that it had targeted a gathering of Israeli troops inside the base with a Shehab suicide drone and mortar rounds. | The Israeli military claimed that the drone was intercepted by the Iron Dome system. Yet, local sources confirmed that several mortar rounds landed near Ki…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Israeli Army Knocks Down Another Tower In Gaza After Deadly Rocket Attack On Tel Aviv (Videos, Photos). southfront.org On May 15, the Israeli military knocked down another tower in the Gaza Strip after a deadly rocket attack on…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-15). On the Sixth Day of Israeli Offensive, Casualties and Numbers of IDPs Rise. libya360.wordpress.com On Sixth Day of Israeli Offensive on Gaza: Houses Destroyed over Its Residents and More Civilians Displaced In Excessive Use of Force during Suppression of Protests in Solidarity with Gaza and Jerusalem, IOF and Settlers Kill 11 Civilians and Wound 109 Others with Bullets in West Bank…

John Gilmore (2021-05-15). The Heat: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. america.cgtn.com The Israeli military continued a major offensive Friday in Gaza while more rockets were fired into Israel by Hamas militants. There were also confrontations between Israeli troops and Palestinians spreading across parts of the West Bank Meanwhile, in Colombia, a wave of anti-government protests …

Common Dreams staff (2021-05-15). Israeli Bombs Destroy Gaza Media Center; AP, Al-Jazeera, Others Taken Out. commondreams.org Israel destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press, Al-Jazeera and other media outlets on Saturday, the latest step by Israel to silence reporting | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2021-05-15). Anger mounts in Turkey at Israel's onslaught against Gaza. wsws.org The Turkish government and other venal bourgeois regimes in the Middle East are all complicit in the Israeli government's assault on the Palestinians.

WSWS (2021-05-15). EU powers back Israeli war on Gaza, banning anti-war protests. wsws.org The EU is unambiguously supporting the one-sided Israeli onslaught against Gaza, banning demonstrations in Paris and Frankfurt against this ongoing massacre.

Richard Becker (2021-05-15). 73 years after 'al-Nakba' in Palestine. liberationnews.org May 14 marks the 60th anniversary of what is billed in the U.S. and Israeli mainstream media as Israel's "independence," and what the Palestinian and Arab peoples as a whole know as al-Nakba—the Catastrophe.

Staff (2021-05-15). Battleground Baltimore: From Baltimore to Palestine. therealnews.com In this week's roundup of Baltimore news we talk about Baltimoreans responding to what's happening to Palestinians, renters' rights advocates organizing against a hedge fund, and a likely new trial for Keith Davis Jr.

_____ (2021-05-15). Israel's Pogroms In Jerusalem Could Spark The Destruction Of al-Aqsa. popularresistance.org As the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close, it is becoming clear that the violence against Palestinians in Jerusalem has been ramped up in a coordinated effort by the Israeli government, the Jerusalem municipality, the Israeli police, and violent Zionist gangs. | These latest events must be seen in the larger context of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in general, and of Jerusalem in particular. They should also be seen in the context of internal Israeli politics. Jerusalem is burning and Israeli politicians go on about their business of mud-slinging as if this was not their problem and not a single one think…

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

repost (2021-05-15). 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…

_____ (2021-05-15). Zionism's Endgame Has Begun. popularresistance.org Last week the Guardian newspaper in London expressed shame over one of its worst errors of judgment: that in 1917 it supported and facilitated the Balfour Declaration, the imperial document that awarded Jews the "right" to make a homeland in Palestine. This counter-declaration was met with rage by Israel supporters. | And well it should, for it represents another blow to the legitimacy of Zionism in the west. All around us today we hear these blows falling on the central creed of Israel: the supposed right of a Jewish collective to national self-determination in a land populated by others. | I'll remind you of so…

Ajamu Baraka (2021-05-15). From Palestine to Colombia: The end of the White world colonial/capitalist project? mronline.org Despite the quickening decline of the "West," the U.S. and its junior partners in imperialism are determined to hold humanity hostage to terminal capitalist greed and violence. | May 15, 2021 | Newswire…

Editorial Team (2021-05-15). Thousands march for Palestine. challenge-magazine.org Ben Ughetti, is a member of the YCL's East of England branch | Today (15 May 2021) across Britain, hundreds of thousands of people gathered to protest the oppressive Israeli regime and their constant bombardment of Palestinian people in cities across Britain including London, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Aberdeen. | Thousands of people made themselves present to voice their opposition to the fascistic regime of Benjamin Netanyahu. These protests have been a result of recent aggressions by the Israeli Defence Force which, at the time of writing, have resulted in death or 65 i…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-15). We choose human rights instead: Roger Waters on Israel's crimes and Palestine's resistance. peoplesdispatch.org Roger Waters and Vijay Prashad talk about the Israel's apartheid policy, the primal disdain on display in the occupied territories and Palestinians' defiant resistance…

_____ (2021-05-15). Italian Dockers Refuse To Load Arms Shipment To Israel. popularresistance.org This Friday the Asiatic Island arrived in the port of Livorno, Italy. Thanks to the report of the Autonomous Collective of Port Workers of Genoa and the WeaponWatch association, the port workers, organized in L'Unione Sindacale di Base, learned that the ship was filled with weapons and explosives bound for the Israeli dock of Ashdod. These weapons and explosives would be used to kill Palestinians, who have already been hit by a brutal Israeli military offensive that has murdered hundreds of victims, including many children. The union announced shortly after that it would not allow this or any other maritime shipm…

Sarah Aziza (2021-05-15). Can Palestinian Lives Matter? zcomm.org George Floyd's death penetrated the American imagination. Now Palestinians fight for the right to be human. Will the world see them?>

Eds. (2021-05-15). Palestinian community in Lydda calls for international protection from Israeli state-sanctioned pogroms. mronline.org Following a night of racist attacks by far-right Israeli extremists, Palestinians living in Lydda (Lod) are calling for immediate international intervention to defend them before it is too late. | May 15, 2021…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-15). Around the World in 8 Minutes: The Nakba never ended. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode of Around the World in 8 Minutes, we look at the continuation of the Nakba but also the heroic and persistent resistance of Palestinians and anti-imperialists globally to over 7 decades of Zionist colonial violence.

Ricardo Vaz (2021-05-15). Venezuelan Oil Production Down as PDVSA Targets Major Investment. venezuelanalysis.com The state oil company is reportedly looking for "new business models" with bigger private sector involvement.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-15). Elbowed and Hustled: Australia's Yellow Peril Problem. dissidentvoice.org With the babble about Cold War paranoia becoming a routine matter in Canberra, the treacherous ground for war with China is being bedded down and readied. The Yellow Peril image never truly dissipated from Australia's politics. It was crucial in framing the first act of the newly born Commonwealth in 1901: the Immigration Restriction Act. …

Enrique S López Loyo, Marino J González, José Esparza (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Venezuela is collapsing without COVID-19 vaccines. thelancet.com Once considered a rich oil-producing country, Venezuela is confronting a rapidly increasing COVID-19 epidemic that adds to a complex humanitarian crisis that has been affecting the country since 2016.1 The health-care system has collapsed and is incapable of responding to the ever-increasing number of patients who require hospitalisation. Health-care personnel, including doctors, nurses, and other first-line health staff, have been substantially affected by the epidemic, leading to the highest lethality reported in the Americas.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-05-15). Chavismo Gets Ready to Roll for November elections. orinocotribune.com With the guideline of creating a methodology for a simple, practical and fast electoral strategy, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is working from the get go on choosing its candidates for the upcoming regional and local elections, announced by the CNE to be held on November 21. | The first vice president of PSUV, Diosdado Cabello, addressed the issue during a videoconference held with the secretaries of the party. Cabello, likewise, highlighted the importance of avoiding any type of mistake in the selection of candidates. | Asserting that those responsible for the secretariats are like the eyes of…

Ben Norton (2021-05-15). Cómo EEUU cultivó a grupos indígenas y ambientalistas en Ecuador para derrotar el correísmo. thegrayzone.com Cuando el socialista Rafael Correa se convirtió en el presidente de Ecuador, frentes de la CIA inyectaron dinero a grupos indígenas y ambientalistas, mientras que la embajada de los Estados Unidos cultivaba a líderes oportunistas para socavar su base electoral. Estas fuerzas ayudaron a asegurar la victoria del banquero derechista Guillermo Lasso en 2021. Por Benjamin Norton Traducido por Diego Sequera (You can read this article in English here.) El pueblo de Ecuador quedó impactado por la sorpresa en las …

scorinoco (2021-05-15). NicaNotes: Nicaragua and Central American Migration. orinocotribune.com By Stephen Sefton — May 13, 2021 | The current migration crisis of people from Central America traveling across Mexico to reach the United States has received widespread international coverage. Some reports and articles rightly point to the origins of the crisis in destructive US foreign policy intervention over many decades in Central America. But even many of those articles fail to make clear the difference between the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras and their fellow SICA (Central American Integration System) neighbors. Most observers agree that insecurity, high crime rat…

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-15). If I Fall in the Struggle, Take my Place. orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad — May 13, 2021 | 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. It is impossible to keep track of the events, which move swiftly from public manifestations to courtroom scenes, from the dissipation of tear gas to the invisible frustration of the prison cell. Yet, underlying these events and amidst the range of feelings that shape them lies a sense of refu…

Editor2 (2021-05-15). Biden Administration Affirms US Support for Corrupt Jordanian Monarchy Amidst Suppression of Alleged Coup Attempt. orinocotribune.com By Christian Sorensen — May 5, 2021 | Pattern of U.S. Support for Autocracy across the Middle East | In early April, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, the former crown prince of Jordan, was imprisoned under house arrest. | King Abdullah II, who is Hamzah's half-brother and the absolute ruler of Jordan, ordered Prince Hamzah to cease communications with the outside world. | Prince Hamzah said he would not keep quiet, tweeting, "I'm not going to obey when they say you can't go out, you can't tweet, you can't communicate with people." | The Jordanian deputy prime minister, Ayman Safadi, claimed that the prince was inv…

J.B. Gerald (2021-05-15). Indigenous Fisheries vs. Mob Rule. dissidentvoice.org On September 17, 2020, the Sipekne'katik First Nation of Nova Scotia opened its independent fishery, affirming the Band's rights under Canada's Supreme Court ruling of 1999 (the Marshall Decision), which allowed the Band to fish for a moderate living under its own regulations. On the 17th and in following days from 80 to 200 fishing …

The Conversation (2021-05-15). Why the Al-Aqsa Mosque has often been a site of conflict. juancole.com By Ken Chitwood | — The violence that spread from Jerusalem to cities across Israel and the Palestinian territories, leaving at least 60 dead so far, has both historical and contemporary roots. In recent weeks, tension has flared over the eviction of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, Israeli authorities blocking access to the …

Editor2 (2021-05-15). Murray Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison. orinocotribune.com By Joe Lauria — May 11, 2021 | Craig Murray, the former British diplomat, has been sentenced to 8 months in prison for contempt of court during the 2020 trial of former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond. | Craig Murray, an ex-British ambassador and blogger, has been sentenced to eight months in prison after being found guilty in March of contempt of court during the 2020 trial of former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond. He was given three weeks to turn himself into police, pending his appeal. Judge Lady Dorrian issued the sentence, she said, despite Murray's health issues. | Murray faced up to two yea…

Tim Hinchliffe (2021-05-15). A Timeline of "The Great Reset" Agenda. globalresearch.ca Say it's 2014 …

Staff (2021-05-15). COVID Has Catalyzed a Wave of Tenant Organizing That Was Long Overdue. truthout.org Fifty billion dollars. That's the amount of past-due rent accumulated during the first year of the pandemic, according to

Staff (2021-05-15). Activists Push for Charges to Be Dropped Against Demonstrators for Black Lives. truthout.org In early June 2020, a young Black mother who had just finished grocery shopping with her husband and 2-year-old child in Austin, Texas, was abducted by agents in an unmarked vehicle as part of a joint mission launched by the FBI and the Texas Department of Public Safety in cooperation with former Austin District Attorney Margaret Moore. | After arresting her in the parking lot, she faced a state jail felony for burglary and a rioting charge for allegedly livestreaming a protest outside of a…

Staff (2021-05-15). Biden Infrastructure Plan Is a Step Toward Equity and Countering Climate Crisis. truthout.org President Joe Biden's economic plan, which is aimed at overhauling U.S. infrastructure, helping workers and their families, and raising taxes for the ultrarich, surely represents a big step in the right direction for equality and sustainability. It's also not the end-all, be-all for economic and environmental policy. Much more will be needed to work toward real equity and avert the worst impacts of the climate crisis. | In this exclusive interview for Truthout, one of the world's leading p…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Mysterious Group Claimed Responsibility For Rocket Attack On Israeli-Occupied Golan. southfront.org Illustrative image. | A group calling itself the "Palestinian Liberation Brigades" has claimed responsibility for the The group's name first appeared on a number of Syria and Iraq social media news channels and pages, including the Sabereen News. The Telegram channel is known to be close to pro-Iranian factions in Iraq. | As for n…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Russian Forces Dispatched To Armenia's Border Following Breach By Azerbaijani Special Forces. southfront.org Screen grab from Sputnik Armenia video. | Armenia has requested military support from Russia following a border breach by Azerbaijan troops, Earlier this week, hundreds of Azerbaijan special forces personnel

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). In Video: Russian Pinpoint Strikes Destroyed ISIS Underground Command Post In Central Syria. southfront.org Illustrative image: Russian Su-25 attack aircraft take off from the Khmeimim airbase in Syria © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik | The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) had destroyed a large underground command post of ISIS in central Syria, According to the outlet, Su-24M and Su-34 warplanes of the VKS carried out a series of pinpoint airstrikes on…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Hamas To Cease Rocket Attacks On Tel Aviv For Two Hours. southfront.org Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, with the logo of the ongoing Operation al-Quds Sward. | In a sign of a near de-escalation, the Hamas Movement announced that it will cease rocket attacks on the Israeli capital until the midnight of March 15. | Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for Hamas' military wing the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, said that rocket attacks on Tel Aviv will be halted for two hours, from 10: 00 to 12: 00 pm local time."By order of Chief of Staff [of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades] Abu Kh…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-15). China Chased U.S. In Space. Tianwen-1 Successfully Landed On Mars. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Chinese Tianwen-1 vessel had successfully landed on the surface of Mars on May 15th, state news agency Xinhua reported. China became the second space-faring nation after the United States to land on the Red Planet. | The uncrewed spacecraft landed in an an icy vast plain known as Utopia Planitia, located about 1,200 miles away from landing site of U.S. Perseverance rover. A Chinese footprint was left on Mars for the first time. | The craft had left its parked orbit, three hours l…

Eds. (2021-05-15). One more "flashpoint" in the Los Angeles homelessness crisis. mronline.org On the morning of March 24, local activists and unhoused residents gathered at Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles to oppose city councilmember Mitch O'Farrell's looming eviction of the homeless people living around the lake. | May 15, 2021…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-15). Military Situation In Yemen On May 15, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 77 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On May 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 8 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Dhahrah area | On May 15, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued i…

Eds. (2021-05-15). 'Everywhere is war': paying tribute to Bob Marley. mronline.org Forty years after his death, Robert Nesta Marley retains a unique position as possibly the only Third World musical superstar, widely known by millions of people around the globe. | May 15, 2021 | Newswire…

Eds. (2021-05-15). Soviet Jews "stand with Israel forever" mronline.org This is what happens when a whole group of people gets converted to ethno-nationalism, which has become a kind of secular religion for them—a belief system predicated on messianic ethnic cleansing and blood-and-soil thinking. Most of my old Soviet immigrant friends aren't religious, but Zionism fills in that gap for them. | May 15, 2021…

Madison Geramoni (2021-05-15). 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.

_____ (2021-05-15). Colombians Continue To Resist As National Strike Completes 15 Days. popularresistance.org Since April 28, hundreds of thousands of Colombians have been organizing and mobilizing across the country as a part of the national strike against the far-right government of President Ivan Duque and his neoliberal policies. The national strike was called for by the trade unions, social organizations and left-wing political parties against the Sustainable Solidarity Bill, a tax reform bill presented by the national government that sought to finance the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic from the pockets of the working class. | After five days of massive protests, Duque announced the withdrawal…

Mary Owen, Michael Westerhaus, Amy Finnegan, Laalitha Surapaneni, Winona LaDuke (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Working upstream. thelancet.com Health-care workers often conceptualise addressing the social and structural determinants of health as working upstream.1 In response to the racial disparities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Movement for Black Lives, health systems are acknowledging systemic racism, promoting implicit bias training, and screening for the social determinants of health. Although welcome, these changes will not achieve the social transformation necessary to eliminate health inequities. We must move even further upstream.

Adam R Houston, Srinivas Murthy (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Canada is no global health leader on COVID-19 vaccine equity. thelancet.com In the 2018 Lancet Series on Canada's global leadership on health, the authors reported on measures such as the Feminist International Assistance Policy and concluded that "the world, more than ever, needs Canada's leadership on health".1 Unfortunately, Canadian leadership on vaccine equity was an early casualty of COVID-19. A year into the pandemic, Canada's international image is that of a country who secured over ten doses of scarce vaccine per capita.2…

Sarah Anderson (2021-05-15). How corporations pumped up CEO pay while their low-wage workers suffered in the pandemic. nationofchange.org More than half of the country's 100 largest low-wage employers rigged pay rules in 2020 to give CEOs 29 percent average raises while their frontline employees made 2 percent less.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Report documents Ontario government's ruinous role in pandemic's ravaging of long-term care homes. wsws.org A year on, close to 4,000 residents of Ontario long-term care homes have died from the virus, as well as 11 staff members.

Noureen Farnawany (2021-05-15). What I'm Learning from Globalization and Why I Believe in a World Without Borders. commondreams.org A borderless world is what can lie in the aftermath of a global pandemic. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Hayden Harwood (2021-05-15). Wisconsin bill would cut funding to cities that defund the police. zcomm.org Wisconsin's legislature is largely dominated by Republican minded bodies, who blatantly disregard Black, Brown and Indigenous communities…

_____ (2021-05-15). American And Palestinian Unionists Build International Solidarity. popularresistance.org Abdel-Al‚Äâ—‚Äâwho lives in occupied East Jerusalem‚Äâ—‚Äâis visiting Chicago this week at the invitation of the United Electrical Workers (UE), the U.S. Palestinian Community Network, and Jewish Voice for Peace to enlist the support of the U.S. labor movement in the Palestinian liberation struggle. He addressed standing-room-only audiences of rank-and-file unionists at last weekend's Labor Notes conference and again on Tuesday night at the local UE Hall. | A machine repair technician by trade, Abdel-Al has been a union activist for t…

Pierre Delanaye, Justine Huart, Antoine Bouquegneau, Franàßois Jouret (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Long-term effects of COVID-19 on kidney function. thelancet.com Chaolin Huang and colleagues1 have highlighted the putative renal consequences of COVID-19 at 6 months from discharge. A decreased estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was defined as less than 90 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2 and was observed in 35% of participants during follow-up. The term decreased eGFR is ambiguous. According to the mean age of the cohort, chronic kidney disease should be defined as an eGFR of less than 60 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2.2 The usual prevalence of eGFR less than 90 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2 in the Chinese general population of similar ages to those in Huang and colleagues' cohort range…

Lixue Huang, Xiaoying Gu, Yeming Wang, Chaolin Huang, Bin Cao (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Long-term effects of COVID-19 on kidney function — Authors' reply. thelancet.com In our study,1 we observed a considerable number of patients presenting with low estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) over time without acute kidney injury and an eGFR of 90 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2 or more during hospitalisation. Another study has shown that the use of creatinine to diagnose acute kidney injury might underestimate the patients with acute kidney injury at acute phase.2 We found that reduced eGFR at follow-up is possibly associated with kidney injury at acute phase, which was not recognised on the basis of serum creatinine values.

Kaya Genàß (2021-05-15). [World Report] COVID-19 in Turkey: a nation on edge. thelancet.com Turkey has the fifth most COVID-19 cases in the world and has now entered a nationwide lockdown. How did it get here? Kaya Genàß reports from Istanbul.

Staff (2021-05-15). Sputnik Light and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Vaccines to be Available Soon in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, May 11, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced that the Russian Sputnik Light vaccine and the Janssen vaccine, developed by the US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, will soon be available in Venezuela. | Both vaccines were developed as single dose injections which will speed up vaccination throughout the country. | This announcement was made during the launch of Vaccination Week 2021. President Maduro expressed that, in regard to the COVID-19 immunization of the Venezuelan population, his government aims to have "an acceleration of mass vaccination" in the month of May, which will co…

Samuel I Watson, Richard J Lilford (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out: time to randomise vaccine allocation? thelancet.com The global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out might be the largest public health exercise ever done. COVAX, the vaccines access pillar of the COVID-19 Tools Accelerator, supported by WHO, UNICEF, and others, expects to deliver two billion doses to 190 countries in 1 year. At present, 13 vaccines have received approval in various jurisdictions. The roll-out provides an opportunity, unparalleled in human history, to learn about vaccines.

teleSUR (2021-05-15). Bolivia Receives 400,000 New Doses of Sputnik V Vaccines. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's President Luis Arce Saturday received a new batch of 400,000 Sputnik V vaccines to reinforce the massive immunization campaign against COVID-19. | RELATED: | The shipment arrived at Jorge Wilstermann airport in Cochabamba. A new batch of 100,000 doses will also be delivered in the next few days to complete 500,000 Sputnik V vaccines. | Russia's Ambassador to Bolivia Mikhail Ledenev confirmed an agreement…

Irene Torres, Daniel Lopez-Cevallos, Osvaldo Artaza, Barbara Profeta, JaHyun Kang, Cristiani Vieira Machado (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Vaccine scarcity in LMICs is a failure of global solidarity and multilateral instruments. thelancet.com To address COVID-19 vaccine scarcity, Ivan Sisa and colleagues1 justify placebo-controlled trials in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), arguing that these countries have "less capacity to negotiate and purchase vaccines than do high-income countries" and that the global shortage can be overcome with more vaccine producers coming from such trials. We are concerned that this reasoning sets the wrong precedent because approving such a trial should show that evidence can only be reached with this design.

Ed Holt (2021-05-15). [World Report] Serbia begins paying citizens to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. thelancet.com The decision to pay €25 per person is raising ethical questions and concerns that the scheme could backfire. Ed Holt reports.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). 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 (2021-05-15). 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 …

WSWS (2021-05-15). COVID-19 infections in Sweden surpass 1 million. wsws.org In a country of just 10 million people, officially recorded infections equate to more than 10 percent of the population, with the real figure undoubtedly much higher.

WSWS (2021-05-15). German state governments reopen as COVID-19 infections remain high. wsws.org With the rollback of restrictions for those who have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19, the coronavirus cabinet led by Health Minister Jens Spahn is endangering thousands of lives.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Two funerals in one week at Sterling Stamping Plant: Part 2. wsws.org The deaths last month of Terry Garr and Mark Bruce, one in an industrial accident and the other from COVID-19, resulted from the insatiable drive for corporate profits.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Johnson authorises neutered Covid-19 inquiry as Indian mutation surge takes first lives in Britain. wsws.org The many thousands of relatives seeking justice for the preventable deaths of their loved ones will be denied, as Britain's ruling elite again turns to its favourite means of escaping responsibility for social murder—the "independent" public inquiry.

Ralph Nader (2021-05-15). NPR at 50: Straying from Its Civic Mission? dissidentvoice.org This month is the 50th anniversary of National Public Radio (NPR). Knowing about my work back then with other advocates, to persuade Congress to pass legislation creating NPR and PBS, (which was opposed by most of the commercial radio/TV industry), a friend asked what I think of NPR now. A few observations, drawn from listening …

Ralph Nader (2021-05-15). NPR at 50 — Straying from Its Civic Mission? commondreams.org Nader: "It's just not productive to give NPR a pass simply by comparing it to the rancid competition spoiling our public airwaves for free." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2021-05-15). Venezuela Denounces Abduction of 8 Bolivarian Army Soldiers. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Saturday denounced the abduction of eight Venezuelan soldiers by Colombian irregular groups linked to drug trafficking and extortion. | RELATED: | "We have established the contacts leading to their prompt release, and the Foreign Ministry is coordinating with the International Committee of the Red Cross to serve as liaison in the deliveries of our fellow combatants,…

Marissa Land (2021-05-15). Self Serving Pro-Growth Media. indybay.org How power and control is affecting Sonoma County.

Madison Young (2021-05-15). 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.

DXE (2021-05-15). Wednesday 5/19: Open Rescue Training: The Basics and Roles. indybay.org online…

Nashelly Chavez (2021-05-15). 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.

Jorge Valle Medina (2021-05-15). 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.

Root Division (2021-05-15). Thursday 6/17: A Joy Unexpected: Exhibition + Virtual Panel Discussion. indybay.org Online…

Dan Bacher (2021-05-15). 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.

Raia & Jean-Jacques Zenger (2021-05-15). Friday 5/21: Mental Health Rights and Resources Video Forum on Friday May 21st 5pm. indybay.org Online video…

DXE (2021-05-15). Saturday 5/22: Seaspiracy Postering. indybay.org Cha-Ya Vegetarian Japanese Restaurant…

Lynda Carson (2021-05-15). MLB pressures Oakland to support A's waterfront ballpark scheme. indybay.org Oakland A's Baseball Players:…

Santa Cruz Dyke Trans March (2021-05-15). Saturday 6/5: Santa Cruz Dyke Trans Bike March – Let's Ride. indybay.org Town Clock Downtown Santa Cruz…

Editor2 (2021-05-15). INDEPAZ Confirms Murder of Another Social Leader in Colombia. orinocotribune.com Seven social leaders have been killed in Colombia since the beginning of the protests against President Iván Duque's government on April 28. | Colombia's Institute for Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ) reported on Wednesday, May 12, the murder of women's rights defender Cecilia Valderrama in the Chaparral municipality, Tolima Department. | The leader of the El Escobal Women's Association (ASMUES) was found dead with signs of violence in a pasture on Wednesday. | Her neighbors last saw her on Tuesday at 6: 00 pm local time, when she left her residence to go to a nearby road, to wait for a package from downtow…

Editor2 (2021-05-15). The Republics of 'Rumplandia' & the Security of the Unborn. orinocotribune.com By El Cayapo — May 11, 2021 | The global monopolistic process of the large transnationals pursues the goal of a single owner on the planet. This requires the elimination of nation-states and corporate taxation, the appropriation of the wealth administered by the states. We are talking about savings banks, trusts, contributions, health and housing insurance, subsidies, benefits, pensions and other demands, achieved by the working class during their struggles. They also seek to control directly the areas of natural resources, raw materials, energies and very cheap labor. | Let us look at the cases of Iraq, Lib…

Editor2 (2021-05-15). Forced Sterilizations Haunt Peruvian Candidate Keiko Fujimori. orinocotribune.com Peru's Association of Women Affected by Forced Sterilizations (AMPAEF) announced that this Tuesday they will hold a sit-in at the headquarters of the Palace of Justice, in the capital Lima, to continue demanding "truth, justice, and reparations" in their case. | A representation of women affected by a program that was implemented during the neoliberal government of Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) will participate in the protest, through which hundreds of thousands of women in situations of poverty and vulnerability were forced to deprive themselves of their rights, and their possibility of conceiving children. | Thi…

Staff (2021-05-15). Venezuela's Attorney General Unveils Corruption Plot at Lácteos Los Andes: Its President was Arrested. orinocotribune.com Earlier today the Attorney General of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab announced the dismantling of a corruption scheme at Lácteos Los Andes CA, a public enterprise in the dairy industry, carried out by the president of the company, Colonel Luis Augusto Piligra Jiménez. | During a press conference, Saab indicated that the Public Ministry (MP) together with the General Directorate of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM ) pursued an investigation following complaints about irregularities within the company. | The prosecutor announced the arrest of the president of Lácteos Los Andes, Colonel Luis Augusto Piligra Jiméne…

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-05-15). Venezuela: Regional & Municipal Elections Scheduled for November 21—Complete Electoral Calendar Announced. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's regional and municipal elections will take place on Sunday, November 21, 2021. This was announced to the country on Thursday, May 13, by the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Pedro Calzadilla, following the approval of the corresponding electoral calendar. | This calendar comprises, as usual, a set of dates: | ‚Ä¢ The special day for new voter registration and data update will be…

Staff (2021-05-15). Iván Duque Denounced before International Criminal Court for Crimes Against Humanity. orinocotribune.com Colombian senator Iván Cepeda, together with a group of Colombian civil organizations, denounced the government of Iván Duque for crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, May 13. | Denunciamos hoy ante la Corte Penal Internacional al presidente de la República, el ministro de Defensa, el exsenador Uribe, los generales Zapateiro y Vargas, por la presunta ejecución de crímenes de lesa humanidad contra participantes en las movilizaciones: — Iván Cepeda Castro…

J. Michael Springmann (2021-05-15). Good News for Iran. And Maybe for the US? globalresearch.ca On the morning …

Amalgamated Transit Union (2021-05-15). Shutdown of Greyhound Canada Will Leave Canadians Stranded, More Than 400 Workers Without a Job. globalresearch.ca Thousands of Canadians …

Jack Dresser (2021-05-15). We Must Awaken from "Corona Coma", Reject "Great Reset" Robotic Technocracy and Assert Our Common Humanity. globalresearch.ca While imagining breakneck …

Michael Welch (2021-05-15). India: Resisting Vaccines and Corporate Capture of Farms. globalresearch.ca "The introduction of that study to India was made on the basis that it was going to be great investment in the health of India and the health of India's women. But in fact, later on, during the investigation around …

US Department of Justice (2021-05-15). Video: Pfizer's Criminal Record. Largest Medical "Fraudulent Marketing" Case in US History. globalresearch.ca Pfizer "Largest Health Care Fraud" 2009 | Déjà Vu: Flash Forward to 2020-2021 | How on earth could you trust a Big Pharma vaccine conglomerate which pleaded guilty to criminal charges by the US Department of Justice including "fraudulent marketing" and "felony …

teleSUR (2021-05-15). Ecuador: Guadalupe Llori Is Elected President of the Parliament. telesurenglish.net On Saturday Afternoon, Ecuador's National Assembly elected Pachakutik's Member of Parliament Guadalupe Llori as its President for the next two years. | RELATED: | With 71 votes in favor, Ecuador's National Assembly approved the proposal of Pachakutik legislator Mario Ruiz. The day was tense due to protests of several Creating Opportunities Movement (CREO) Congressmen, who are worry due to the election of someone…

teleSUR (2021-05-15). Chile's Prosecutor's Office Probes an Alleged False Candidature. telesurenglish.net Chile's O'Higgins Regional Prosecutor's Office Saturday opened an investigation into the complaint about an allegedly false candidate registration for a council post in the ongoing subnational elections. | RELATED: | Paola Soto made the complaint about being registered by the Independent Regionalist Party (PRI) as a councilwoman candidate for the San Fernando post. | "It is something that I did not seek at all and I did not ev…

teleSUR (2021-05-15). Chinese Spacecraft Lands on Mars. telesurenglish.net The lander, carrying a Mars rover, touched down Saturday at its pre-selected landing area in the southern part of Utopia Planitia, a vast plain on the northern hemisphere of Mars, at 7: 18 a.m. (Beijing Time), the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced. | RELATED: | China is working with the European Space Agency and Argentina for the mission's measurement and control, and with France and Austria for the calibration of multiple p…

teleSUR (2021-05-15). Over 14.9M Chileans Are Called to the Polls on Election Days. telesurenglish.net Chileans are called to head to the polls this Saturday to elect governors, mayors, councilors, and members of the Constituent Convention (CC) in charge of drafting a new Constitution. | RELATED: | The Electoral Service set up 46,087 polling stations scheduled to open at 08: 00 am nationwide. The subnational elections will also take place on Sunday. | Over 14.9 million qualified voters will have to choose 16 governor…

_____ (2021-05-15). Soaring Prices Push US Households To The Edge. popularresistance.org Surging prices for necessities like used cars, phones, and housing have caused the biggest jump in "core" consumer prices in nearly four decades, according to new figures released Wednesday by the US Department of Labor (DOL). | Rising prices for food, heating oil, gas, and other necessities are eating into workers' incomes both in the United States and internationally. | Workers are finding it increasingly impossible to make ends meet, even if they are employed full-time. The minimum wage in the United States remains at $7.25 per hour, and US President Joe Biden has reneged on his campaign promise to raise it.

_____ (2021-05-15). Corporate Media Oppose Afghan Control Of Afghanistan. popularresistance.org When President Joe Biden announced the "withdrawal" of US troops from Afghanistan after almost 20 years of occupying the country in violation of international law, corporate media not only misled their audiences on what the US is actually planning to do in Afghanistan, but also somehow made it seem as if withdrawing from the longest overseas war in US history would be premature (FAIR.org, 9/11/19). | Establishment reporting over the future of Afghanistan after Biden's announcement also demonstrated the imperialist mindset of corporate journalists, who presented Afghans controlling their own country as an unaccept…

teleSUR (2021-05-15). Colombian Rights Groups Demand International Inquiry on Repression. telesurenglish.net The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) requested permission from the Colombian government to verify the human rights situation in the midst of a violent crackdown against a national strike launched by unions and social movements onl April 28. | RELATED: | Colombian civil society representatives, students, academicians, and politicians have filed thousands of petitions to the IACHR to investigate the clear…

Global Voices (2021-05-15). Israeli settlers' aggressive takeover of Palestinian homes in Jerusalem is part of a decades-long struggle. juancole.com Written byÿ£ŸäŸÖŸÜ ÿ≠ÿ≥ŸàŸÜÿ© Translated byYasmeen Omera ( GlobalVoices.org) — "If I don't steal your house, someone else will." This is how an Israeli settler called "Yakob" responded to the Jerusalemite journalist Muna ElKurd when she asked him to leave the garden of her home in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. shows Israeli settler trying to take …

teleSUR (2021-05-15). Chile: First Day of Elections Marked by Low Voter Turnout. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, the first day of the mega-elections in Chile ended with only 3 out of 15 million votes registered. | RELATED: | Throughout the night, polling stations will be secured by over 23,000 military personnel and other people selected by the participating political parties, informed Chile's Interior Minister Rodrigo Delgado. | A member of the electoral board and an official of the Electoral Service will also ta…

_____ (2021-05-15). Land Exchange For Alaska Native Veterans. popularresistance.org Juneau, AL – Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday proposed letting Alaska Native Vietnam War veterans exchange promised federal land allotments that many say are not available in their cultural regions for state lands. | Details would need to be worked out through the legislative process, with lawmakers eyeing adjournment in about two weeks. Several legislators attended Wednesday's announcement, along with Alaska Native veterans. | Dunleavy said he sees this as an opportunity to "right a wrong" the federal government should have addressed long ago. | "We're going to help them get land as close as possible to wh…

Toni Watkins (2021-05-15). A New Wave of Jim Crow Laws Is Here. zcomm.org Here's What You Need to Know…

Suzanne Gordon (2021-05-15). Nurses in the Real World of For-Profit Medicine. zcomm.org All over the country nurses are fighting to make sure hospital staff get needed personal protective equipment and safe staffing…

Patrick Mazza (2021-05-15). Why I am not a climate doomist. zcomm.org People power is changing the story…

Bart Lutters, Thomas Schlich (2021-05-15). [Perspectives] Facts and values in the history of spina bifida. thelancet.com Over the past two decades, maternal—fetal surgery has become a clinical reality for some pregnant women carrying a fetus diagnosed with spina bifida. Since its conception, maternal—fetal surgery has been the focus of ethical deliberation, because expected health benefits for the fetus come at the cost of potential health risks for the pregnant woman. Somewhat less attention has, however, been given to the nature of the medical criteria used to determine patient eligibility for maternal—fetal surgery from a historical perspective.

Jorge Arévalo, Francisco C Villafuerte, Martin Montes, Theresa J Ochoa, researchers from Facultad de Ciencias y Filosofía, from Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Peruvian research: striving for the highest standards. thelancet.com For 60 years, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru, has contributed to world-class knowledge in tropical medicine, high-altitude medicine and physiology, public health, and basic sciences with the highest research standards and ethics. We therefore read with interest the World Report by Lucien Chauvin,1 in which we found some inaccuracies that we would like to clarify.

Geoff Watts (2021-05-15). [Obituary] Peter MacNaughton Dunn. thelancet.com Paediatrician and pioneer of perinatal medicine. Born in Birmingham, UK, on June 23, 1929, he died of probable bowel cancer in Bristol, UK, on Feb 2, 2021, aged 91 years.

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