2021-05-23: News Headlines

Raul Zibechi (2021-05-23). State, power and society in Latin America. zcomm.org From state violence and neoliberal extractivism to Colombia's general strike and Zapatismo…

priscilla (2021-05-23). Elections in Peru: Shift to the Left or Slide Backwards to the Far Right? dsausa.org RSVP Here Stakes are high as Peruvians go to the polls to elect their next President on June 6th. The country has been devastated by the mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis, which has led to tens of thousands of reported deaths, mass employment, and economic decline. The two candidates in the second round of the…

Ari Paul (2021-05-23). AP Firing Shows Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Illusion of 'Objectivity'. zcomm.org The firing was an example of just how eager and able right-wing organizations are to ruin the career of anyone who dares speak out about social justice in Israel/Palestine…

Speak Out Now (2021-05-23). Sunday 5/23: Palestine: An Uprising Against Zionism and U.S. Imperialism. indybay.org Online event, see website for details…

_____ (2021-05-23). On Contact: 'Except For Palestine'. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses why American liberals refuse to speak out about the crimes the Israeli apartheid state carries out against the Palestinians, with political analyst and author Mitchell Plitnick. | Mitchell Plitnick's new book, with co-author Marc Lamont Hill, is: Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics. | "Israel is in breach of more than 30 U.N. Security Council resolutions. It is in breach of Article 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention that defines collective punishment of a civilian population as a war crime. It is in violation of Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Con…

Joris Leverink (2021-05-23). A history of erasure and instrumentality in Palestine. roarmag.org Photo by Since its inception as a settler colonial movement in the late 19th century, Zionism has relentlessly pursued a campaign to erase the Palestinian presence in Palestine. It has done so by manipulating the resistance generated by that campaign among Palestinians to its own ends, by instrumentalizing Palestinian resistance so as to de-politicize it and make it appear nothing but criminalized terror. | A key element of settler…

Nada Elia (2021-05-23). Under Occupation, Palestinian Resilience Builds Unity. commondreams.org "The fragmentation sought by Israel proved to be illusory, as Palestinians rose up with a clear message: we are one people, we are all Palestinian, we are revolting against the many ways Israel has oppressed us." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Not One Nickel, Not One Dime (2021-05-23). Cease Fire in Palestine, 5/20/21. indybay.org After 11 horrifying days of US/Israel war crimes against Palestine, the Palestinians won a cease fire, with no demands met, but the toll tells the story: In Gaza: 230 dead including 64 children, 1710 injured, 75,000 homeless, over 500 homes destroyed. See twitter.com/AdDien90/status/139539851270… at twitter.com/hashtag/IsraelExposed?src=ha…

Staff (2021-05-23). Call for Action from Occupied Palestine '48: Resist colonial imprisonment and repression! samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is sharing the following call from Haifa, occupied Palestine '48. Hirak Haifa has distributed this appeal for international action to Palestinian communities and supporters of Palestinian liberation around the world: Israel has declared war against Palestinians who dare to resist its colonial project and demand freedom. Today, the Israeli police announced their intent to arrest over 500 Palestinian citizens of Israel over the next 48 hours. This wave of mass arrests will take place as part of what Israel calls a "law and order" campaign. Thousands of police officer…

Juan Cole (2021-05-23). As Boteach comes for Dua Lipa, has Tactic of Smearing People as anti-Semites for Backing Palestinian Human Rights jumped the Shark? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Orthodox Rabbi Shmuely Boteach has come after the brilliant, Grammy-award-winning Kosovar-British pop star Dua Lipa with an ad in the New York Times accusing her of anti-Semitism for supporting Palestinian rights. She vigorously denied the charge and denounced the ad. She should also sue for libel. Boteach is a huge …

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-23). Jewish groups that aid Israel's war crimes can't deny all responsibility for those crimes. dissidentvoice.org Here is something that can be said with great confidence. It is racist — antisemitic, if you prefer — to hold Jews, individually or collectively, accountable for Israel's crimes. Jews are not responsible for Israel's war crimes, even if the Israeli state presumes to implicate Jews in its crimes by falsely declaring it represents all …

Rohan Rice (2021-05-23). Nicaragua's inspiring response to COVID-19. peoplesdispatch.org In a recent study conducted by the University of Oxford and the World Health Organization, socialist Nicaragua was placed number nine on a list of the ten safest countries to visit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nicaragua is the only country within Latin America to appear on that list. As of Sunday May 22, the country had 7,193 confirmed cases and only 185 deaths. | Nicaragua's unorthodox but highly effective management of COVID-19 has so far been a great success. In an informative article written by John Perry for FAIR, Perry demonstrates how the country has approached the COVID-19 pandemic swiftly and thoroughly…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-05-23). US Winks, Israel Bites? Shifting Middle East Alliances. The War on Iran is "On Hold"? globalresearch.ca At the outset of Bush's Second Term, Vice President Dick Cheney dropped a bombshell, hinting that Iran was "right at the top of the list" of rogue enemies of America, & that Israel would, so to speak, "be doing the bombing for us", without US military involvement & without us putting pressure on them "to do it".

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-05-23). UN Recognizes Venezuela's Efforts to Strengthen Human Rights. orinocotribune.com The United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights recognized this Friday, May 21, via Twitter, the efforts of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to strengthen the exercise of human rights. | The UN body, led since 2018 by High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, expressed its satisfaction after the government of President Nicolás Maduro adopted procedures that coincide with the recommendations issued by the multilateral organization. | In this sense, the Attorney General of the Republic, Tarek William Saab, recently announced the restructuring of the SEBIN and the DGCIM, Venezuelan State secur…

Toward increasing Networking (2021-05-23). Online events w/ Ben Chavis, Peter Linebaugh, Rosa Clemente, Vandana Shiva, Chomsky, etc. indybay.org Here are some 20 online events taking place over the next 7 days (and starting tomorrow, May 22), featuring people such as Ben Chavis, Peter Linebaugh, Cynthia Kaufman, Rosa Clemente, Vandana Shiva, Noam Chomsky, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Anonymous103 (2021-05-23). So what is money… Really… southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by There is an aphorism that states "it's not getting the right answer but asking the right question" that is crucial. Readers of this site are surely aware of blurbs like 'real money', 'honest money', 'Fiat' money, printed money, borrowed money… ad infinitum. | Indeed, Aristotle named the desirable qua…

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-05-23). Governor of La Guaira State García Carneiro Passes Away. orinocotribune.com The governor of the state of La Guaira, Jorge Luis García Carneiro, passed away on the morning of this Saturday, May 22. He was 69 years old. | "We regret to report the departure of our Governor of La Guaira, General García Carneiro," wrote Delcy Rodríguez, executive vice president of Venezuela, on her Twitter account. | Communicating the sad news, she described García Carneiro as a "patriotic, loyal, brave and indispensable soldier." She also sent condolences to his wife, María del Valle, his children, and the people of La Guaira. "Venezuela has lost a distinguished son. Fly high general in chief," she added.

Anonymous103 (2021-05-23). Thousands Soldiers, Police Officers Looking For "Belgian Rambo" For Fifth Day. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Since May 18th, the Belgian, German, Dutch police officers and soldiers are searching for a "Belgian Rambo". They are looking for a deserter, an experienced sniper instructor who escaped from the unit, promising to fight the police and the COVID restrictions. | 46-year-old Belgian soldier Jurgen Conings, is allegedly hiding in the woods on the border with the Netherlands. He is armed with four anti-tank grenade launchers, as well as a machine gun and pistols. His abandoned vehicle…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-23). Military Situation In Yemen On May 23, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 128 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On May 22, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 15 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 22, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Haradh area | On May 22, Ansar Allah shot down a Chinese CH-4 drone belonging to the Saudi Arabia in the Maraziq area | On May 23, sporadic clashes between Ansar Allah an…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-23). Drones Rain Over Yemen: Saudi-Led Coalition Lost Second UCAV In A Week. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | On May 22, the Houthis (as Ansar Allah is known) announced that their air-defense forces had shot down a combat drone of the Saudi-led coalition, the second in less than a week. | In a statement, a spokesman for the Yemeni group said that the drone, a Chinese-made CH-4, was shot down over al-Maraziq in the northern Yemeni province of al-Jawf. According to the spokesman, the drone was targeted with a "new ground-to-air missile" that has not been unveiled yet. | "We rei…

Editor2 (2021-05-23). Sanctions, Making Venezuela Scream: A Conversation with Alexander Main (Part I). orinocotribune.com A director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research explains the economic and political impact of the sanctions. | Alexander Main is Director of International Policy at the

Shawgi Tell (2021-05-23). Charter School Promoters' War on Consciousness. dissidentvoice.org Charter school promoters have always relied on disinformation and irrationalism to justify the existence of charter schools, but in recent weeks and months it appears that a new, more pernicious, form of self-serving disinformation and irrationalism has reared its head. This new disinformation and irrationalism seeks to further debase social consciousness and takes the form …

Anonymous669 (2021-05-23). Mysterious Drone Strikes Destroyed Several Hangars In Syria's Deir Ezzor — Report. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On May 23 morning, unidentified combat drones carried out a series of strikes on the outskirts of the town of al-Bukamal in southern Deir Ezzor. The government-held town is located right on the border with Iraq. | According to the Naher Media, a local pro-opposition news blog, the strikes destroyed a number of newly-built hangars in al-Hamdan desert. The strikes didn't result in any human losses. | Liwa Fatemiyoun and Liwa Zainebiyoun, Afghan and Pakistani armed groups supported by the Iranian Islamic Re…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-23). 34 Afghan Soldiers, Taliban Fighters Killed In Baghlan Clashes. southfront.org Illustrative image, Fighter of the Taliban | Heavy clashes are still ongoing in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan, where the Taliban launched a large-scale attack earlier this month. | On May 21, eight Afghan service members were killed in an attack by the Taliban on their position in the district of Guzargah-e-Noor, according to the Abbas Tawakuli, commander of the Afghan National Army 217th Pamir Corps, told the TOLO News that six Taliba…

Editor2 (2021-05-23). Dollarization in Venezuela Causes a Boom in Imported Goods Stores. orinocotribune.com By Michele de Mello — May 17, 2021 | The private sector sidesteps blockade and replaces the State in supplying goods | In the last six years of sanctions, Venezuela's economy has suffered serious attacks. As the country's GDP and oil activity dropped by 60%, imports were taken over by the private sector. Along with the recent process of forced dollarization, the country now faces a boom of bodegons, commercial shops that specialize in selling imported goods. They sell about everything — items of the basic food basket, cleaning and personal hygiene products, candies, beverages, medications. | The first…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-23). Rocket Attack Leaves Three Syrian Soldiers Dead In Greater Idlib. southfront.org Illustrative image. | Three soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) were killed on May 23, when a rocket attack targeted their post in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib.

The Conversation (2021-05-23). Israel and the Palestinians celebrate a ceasefire — but will anything change? juancole.com By Anthony Billingsley | — Israel and Hamasagreed to a ceasefire. That is good news for everyone involved. The dying can hopefully end and further destruction be avoided — at least for now. Both sides can also claim victory. Hamas can claim to have defended the interests of Palestinians in Jerusalem in contrast to its …

Staff (2021-05-23). How to Fight Big Pharma — And Win. truthout.org The Biden administration's decision to support waiving World Trade Organization (WTO) intellectual property rules to help fight COVID-19 has the potential to help shift the global power balance toward governments and their people and away from mega-corporations. | At Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, an organization founded to dismantle corporate overreach of our "trade" and globalization policies, we celebrate the Biden-Harris administration's departure from decades of U.S. trade officials relentlessly attacking other countries' acc…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-23). Central Syria Insurgency: ISIS Cells Attacked Syrian Army Post In Aleppo, Oil Tankers In Raqqa. southfront.org Illustrative image. | Despite sustaining heavy losses in the last few months, ISIS cells in central Syria continue to launch attacks against Syrian government forces and civilians. | On May 20, the group's terrorists raided a position of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in Durihim desert in the southern countryside of Aleppo. | According to ISIS news agency Amaq, heavy clashes broke out during the raid. The terrorists destroyed two artillery pieces before withdrawing. No Syrian service members were killed or injured. | Two days ea…

Editorial Team (2021-05-23). Grenfell costs hit half a billion. challenge-magazine.org Nearly four years since the Grenfell catastrophe, the public costs have surpassed £500 million following the announcement that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea had spent £406 million on its response and recovery work. | Georgina Andrews, is a member of the YCL's Birmingham branch | The amount is on top of the costs to the taxpayer of the continuing public inquiry, which reached £117 million by the end of March 2021; the majority of which was used on lawyers' bills. | Between 2014 and 2016, flammable aluminium panels were supplanted by non-flammable zinc on the exterior of the Grenf…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-23). Military Situation In Syria On May 23, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 23, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 53 times: 24 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 10 — in Hama province, 9 — in Aleppo province | On May 22, three Turkish-backed militants reportedly were killed while they were trying to infiltrate the village of al-Jat | On May 22, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces north of Lattakia | On May 22, SAA artillery shelled posi…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-23). Iraqi PMU Carried Out 'Special Operation' To Neutralize ISIS Supplies In Kirkuk (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Source: al-hashed.net | On May 22, the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) announced that they had neutralized the supplies of ISIS cells in Kirkuk during a special operation in the province's southwestern region. | In an official statement, deputy commander of the PMU's 1st Special Missions Regiment, Khalil al-Hajami, said that the operation was carried out in the towns of Ziklabana, Jiam, Dabbagh and Al Bouzerga after receiving intelligence about ISIS activities and supplies there. | "The fo…

Sharon Zhang (2021-05-23). Amazon Brings Anti-Union Tactics to Staten Island Unionization Effort. zcomm.org Three weeks into "JFK8" facility workers' independent union drive, More Perfect Union reports Amazon is ramping up its union-busting effort…

Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-23). What is Joe Biden's Israel Policy, Exactly? indybay.org The Biden administration thought it could muddle through with the usual pro-Israel platitudes, but rising awareness of Israeli apartheid is making that impossible.

_____ (2021-05-23). US Trying To Extradite Diplomat For The 'Crime' Of Securing Food For The Hungry. popularresistance.org Special envoy and ambassador to the African Union for Venezuela, Alex Saab, was on a humanitarian mission flying from Caracas to Iran to procure food and gasoline for the Venezuelan CLAP food assistance program. Saab was detained on a refueling stop in the African nation of Cabo Verde and has been held in custody ever since June 12, 2020. | Saab's "crime," according to the US government, which ordered the imprisonment, was money laundering. That is, Saab conducted perfectly legal international trade, but his circumventing the US sanctions — which are designed to prevent relief to the Venezuelans — is…

WSWS (2021-05-24). Protests through Europe against Israel's war on Gaza. wsws.org The protests took place just 48 hours after a ceasefire was announced between Israel and Hamas, but this was widely recognised among those attending the protests as nothing but a tenuous lull before Israel resumes hostilities against a defenceless population.

DLI (2021-05-23). USA "Iron Dome" media vaccine proved 99% effective in shielding Israel. indybay.org For the past 2 weeks, since the massive violence perpetrated by Israel against Palestinians in Gaza began(with massive use of US-made planes and bombs), the White House, alongside the "Corporate-bin-Laden" media, had unleashed a media vaccine, aptly coined, "Iron Dome" media shield, that proved to be nearly 99% effective against criticism from nearly the entire world, on the active support of Israel's virtual massacre of Palestinian civilians.

Fight Back (2021-05-23). 4000 in Minneapolis protest killings of over 200 Palestinians. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On May 22, 4000 people gathered at Bryant Square Park in South Minneapolis to protest the recent escalation in attacks on Gaza and the West Bank. The protesters then marched through the Uptown neighborhood and took major intersections to get visibility for the rights of Palestinians. | Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been under siege for close to 15 years, and again, they are facing a criminal attack from the Israeli government and military. At least 231 Palestinians, including 65 children, have been killed there in the past two weeks, when Israel began its missile bombardment of the Strip.

WSWS (2021-05-24). UK government relaxes mask wearing in schools as it lifts safety restrictions amid spread of new Covid variant. wsws.org Mask wearing was the main, albeit limited, protection afforded to educators and pupils when schools reopened early March.

WSWS (2021-05-24). Manhunt continues for Belgian neo-Nazi officer who planned to kill virologists. wsws.org This individual, with documented ties to the far right, was kept in a senior position as a training officer in the Belgian army and given access to the armory.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-23). Gaza Health Officials Fear Covid-19 Surge as Tens of Thousands Emerge From Crowded Bomb Shelters. commondreams.org "People stopped [social] distancing" during the bombing campaign in Gaza, said a doctor at al-Shifa hospital. "They had no choice." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Sandipan Talukdar (2021-05-23). What preserved human tissue from World War I reveals about 1918 flu pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org Researchers were able to decipher changes to the virus that happened between the first and second waves of the epidemic over 100 years ago…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-23). 'We Can Change': In New Film, Greta Thunberg Connects Dots Between Animal Exploitation, Climate Crisis, and Pandemics. commondreams.org "Let's face it—if we don't change, we're f—d. But we can change," said Greta Thunberg in a new short film about how human exploitation of animals has helped lead to crises like the coronavirus pandemic. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Zachary Conti (2021-05-23). IMF Proposes $50 Billion Vaccine Plan to End Pandemic and Boost Economy. indybay.org As worldwide COVID cases peak, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva unveiled a $50 billion proposal to support vaccinations of 60% of the world's population. During a G20 and European Commission summit, Georgieva argued the global vaccine investment would end the pandemic and spur $9 trillion in economic gains by 2025.

Mike Whitney (2021-05-23). Ten "Good News" Covid Stories You Probably Missed. globalresearch.ca If you're one …

Johanna Fernández, posted by Jamal Journal (2021-05-23). Mumia Abu-Jamal's case transferred to Pennsylvania Supreme Court. indybay.org Attached is a May 20, 2021 ruling by the Court to transfer Mumia Abu-Jamal's case from the Superior Court, up to the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court. A short legal update is reprinted below from Professor Johanna Fernández of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home (www.bringmumiahome.com).

_____ (2021-05-23). Mexican Supreme Court Ruled in Favor of Mayan Community, Suspends 49,000 Hog Farm. popularresistance.org The First Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico confirmed on May 19, 2021 the definitive suspension of the hog farm of the company "Producción Alimentaria Porcícola" (PAPO) in favor of the children of the Mayan village of Homún, Yucatán, Mexico.

Norman Solomon (2021-05-23). Why Israel Blows Up Media Offices and Targets Journalists. indybay.org Trying to dim the lights on a killing spree…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-23). The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is now available to children ages 12 through 15 in the U.S. Here's what parents, caregivers and children need to know about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, the possible side effects, and the benefits of getting vaccinated. This is written by Mayo Clinic Staff and you can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-23). New CDC guidance for fully vaccinated adults. What does it mean? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Thursday, May 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced updated COVID-19 guidance for masking for fully vaccinated people. For instance, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a protective mask indoors at a movie theater, shopping center or restaurant. But this new guidance does not apply to health care settings. Mayo Clinic …

Megan Redshaw (2021-05-23). Latest CDC Data Show Reports of Adverse Events After COVID Vaccines Surpass 200,000, Including 943 Among 12- to 17-Year-Olds. globalresearch.ca VAERS data released …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Guidelines and nuances of wearing a face mask. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Recent COVID-19 masking guidelines announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, continue to generate a public conversation. "The decision about masking needs to be nuanced," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Wearing a mask should be based on the risk of infection, the percentage of the …

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-05-23). How Many Have Died from COVID Vaccines? globalresearch.ca Each year, more …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-23). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week: Mayo Clinic …

Brenda Norrell (2021-05-23). Unauthorized COVID-19 tests given to Navajos, used in marketing campaign. indybay.org An unauthorized type of COVID-19 tests were given to Navajos and the information wad used in an online marketing campaign. The Navajo Council said the contract, which included services during First Lady Biden's visit, was never approved. Many Navajos are calling for a probe of how virus relief funds were distributed by the Navajo government.

Patricio Zamorano (2021-05-23). Chile is Reborn by a (Political) Earthquake that Emerged from the Streets. zcomm.org What happened on May 15-16 in Chile has the air of the refounding of an entire nation…

Angela (2021-05-23). Saturday 5/22: Resistance Until Liberation. indybay.org Madison Park, Oakland (Eight & Madison)…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-23). Consumer Health: Smoking and rheumatoid arthritis — what's the connection? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Arthritis Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about the connection between smoking and rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart …

CA Poor People's Campaign & PPC National (2021-05-23). Monday 5/24: Rally to Demand End to Poverty & Starvation Wages in U.S. w/ PPC. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Mark Lewis Taylor (2021-05-23). Mumia Abu-Jamal's spiritual advisor confronts DA Krasner and the FOP. zcomm.org Interview on many topics including his personal observations from Judge Sabo's 1995-97 PCRA (Pennsylvania Post Conviction Relief Act) hearings…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-23). Dr. Prathibha Varkey named president of Mayo Clinic Health System. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., has been named president of Mayo Clinic Health System, effective August 16, 2021.Dr. Varkey will partner with Mary Jo Williamson, chief administrative officer, Mayo Clinic Health System, to lead the strategy and operations of the health system's 17 hospitals and nearly 50 community clinics across Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin."We're …

Donald Monaco (2021-05-23). Israel: Profile of a Terror State. globalresearch.ca Israel's crimes against …

Robert Freeman (2021-05-23). The Republican Party and the End of Enlightenment. commondreams.org "Republican discourse is a never-ending torrent of lies, idiocies, and absurdities—the very antithesis of Reason." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

_____ (2021-05-23). How Billionaire Foundations Fund NGOs To Advance US Foreign Policy Goals. popularresistance.org US foreign policy is increasingly promoted by billionaire funded foundations. The neoliberal era has created individuals with incredible wealth and through "philanthropy", they flex their influence and feel good at the same time. While these philanthropists can be liberal on some issues, they universally support U.S. foreign policy and the "free market". Because many of these super-rich individuals made their wealth through investments and speculation, most do not like a planned economy, socialized services beyond the private sector or greater government control. | These mega wealthy individuals, and the people w…

_____ (2021-05-23). More Of The Same: Biden's Hybrid War Against China. popularresistance.org US President Joe Biden's budget proposal for the next fiscal year was recently announced, and it requests $715 billion for his first Pentagon budget, 1.6% more than the $704 billion enacted under Donald Trump's administration. The outline states that the primary justification for this increase in military spending is to counter the threat of China, and identifies China as the United States' "top challenge."

repost (2021-05-23). The Fight for Independent, Non-Corporate Radio Flares Up Again. indybay.org Despite losing a corporate bylaw proposal at Pacifica by 2 to 1 the same group of people have put another reactionary bylaw proposal to a vote for at Pacifica that will cost over $50,000. This is supported by many staff at KPFA who apparently don't give a damn about the waste of money and hypocrisy of their allies. This includes Cat Brooks, Aileen Alfandary, Mitch Jeserich, Brian Edwards-Tiekert, Philip Maldari, Timothy Lynch, Bonnie Simmons, | Kris Welch, Darlene Pagano & Joel Sachs…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-23). Consumer Health: Reducing your risk of breast cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S. Researchers have identified hormonal, lifestyle and environmental factors that may increase your risk of breast cancer. And an estimated 5% to 10% of breast cancers are …

Angela (2021-05-23). Saturday 5/22: Resistance Until Liberation: Rally & Protest. indybay.org 11 am | 16th & Mission St, SF | March to Civic Center | 1 pm Rally | Civic center, SF…

Hamilton Nolan (2021-05-23). Lies, Damn Lies, and Inflation. zcomm.org Austerity is about to make its political comeback…

Watsonville Public Library (2021-05-23). Thursday 6/17: Book to Action: "Watsonville is in the Heart" Oral History Panel. indybay.org To register for this webinar visit: bit.ly/3n13zpE

City Lights Books, GLBT Historical Society (2021-05-23). Monday 5/24: Political History of Act Up NY: The Activist Fight Against the AIDS Crisis. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

_____ (2021-05-23). BREAKING: Draft Legislation in New York Would Put Gig Workers into Toothless 'Unions'. popularresistance.org This legislation says that workers would be put into a union that they likely never voted for, and which would not be funded by workers, and barred from putting up any serious fight for an agreement—no strikes, no boycotts, no picketing. It would create a new type of legally recognized union which is not financially accountable to its members. This should be deeply concerning to those who care about building powerful, democratic unions.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-23). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to 'stop the bleed' in an emergency. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you came upon an emergency where a person is bleeding, would you know what to do? During National Trauma Month, May 20 is acknowledged as Stop the Bleed Day — a day to teach people how to take to control of serious bleeding. In this demonstration, Gwen Meyer, a Trauma Center nurse and trauma …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-23). Consumer Health: What do you know about inflammatory bowel disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World IBD Day will be observed on Wednesday, May 19, which makes this a good time to learn more about how these disorders are similar and different. Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. Inflammatory bowel disease can be …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Bladder cancer patients require ongoing surveillance. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Bladder cancer is a common type of cancer that begins in the cells of the bladder, a hollow muscular organ in the lower abdomen that stores urine. Bladder cancer signs and symptoms can include blood in the urine, frequent or painful urination, and back pain. "The vast majority of bladder cancer patients are diagnosed with cancer that's not …

Lynda Carson (2021-05-23). Rent reporting bill SB 1157 may cost some tenants around $10.00 per month. indybay.org Oakland tenants facing eviction from a non-profit housing developer in 2008. Photo by Lydia Gans…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-23). Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins national call to get HPV vaccinations back on track. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has joined 71 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in calling on the nation's health care providers, parents and young adults to help get HPV vaccinations back on track. HPV causes several types of cancers, and nearly everyone gets infected with HPV by age 50. "Mayo Clinic recommends …

Clean Energy Wire (2021-05-23). Why Coal Must be Phased out by 2030 to Save the Planet. juancole.com By Edgar Meza | — ( Clean Energy Wire ) — Germany's recently revamped Climate Action Law calls for the energy sector to reduce CO2 emissions from 175 to 108 metric tonnes by 2030. To reach that target, the energy sector must accelerate the phase-out of coal, according to a new study by Berlin-based energy …

Luke Ottenhof (2021-05-23). What is a solidarity economy — and can it save us from capitalism? zcomm.org "Mutual aid has to exist because our other systems are so deeply failing us."

Sarah Anderson (2021-05-23). Poor People's Campaign and House Progressives Call for a 'Third Reconstruction'. commondreams.org "We allow poverty to continue when the richest 130,000 Americans have as much wealth as the bottom 117 million, when 55 of the largest corporations paid not one dollar in taxes last year." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jim Miles (2021-05-23). Apartheid: A Global Racist Phenomenon. globalresearch.ca The current situation …

_____ (2021-05-23). Digital Apartheid: Palestinians Being Silenced On Social Media. popularresistance.org Nassar's research, like many others before it, clearly demonstrates that more than three decades after the publication of Said's landmark essay, the exclusion of Palestinian voices from mainstream media narratives in the West — and the attempts to erase the humanity of the Palestinians or whitewash Israel's crimes against them — continue unabated.

Steven Sahiounie (2021-05-23). Syrians Abroad Vote for a Return to Stability. globalresearch.ca Syrians went to …

_____ (2021-05-23). Tribune Publishing Shareholders Let Everyone Down. popularresistance.org Thousands of NewsGuild-CWA members, myself included, were upset by Tribune Publishing's announcement today that shareholders approved the company's takeover by Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund known as "the destroyer of newspapers."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-23). Science Saturday: Explaining cholesterol, research and regeneration. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Isobel Scarisbrick, Ph.D., directs the Neural Repair Laboratory within Mayo Clinic's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her lab examines central nervous system repair after injury, such as traumatic spinal cord injury or a disease like multiple sclerosis (MS). A major area of innovation for the lab is improving nerve regeneration by identifying what helps or hinders that process. Cholesterol, the …

Oakland Privacy (2021-05-23). Wednesday 6/9: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveil. indybay.org Email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to obtain Zoom meeting access info.

Joseph Weber (2021-05-23). Oregon Tells Businesses, Workplaces, Worship Houses Vaccine Proof Required for Entrance Without Mask. globalresearch.ca Oregon is telling …

Ramona du Houx (2021-05-23). Coalition highlights legislation to address plastic pollution caused by oil companies. indybay.org Plastic pollution is killing us. In honor of Endangered Species Day, national Elected Officials back the federal Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-23). Consumer Health: How some types of osteoporosis drugs can hurt your bones. 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. Your bones are living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't …

Tom Phillips (2021-05-23). 'Brazil Is a Global Pariah'. zcomm.org Lula on His Plot to End Reign of 'Psychopath' Bolsonaro…

NAACP Santa Cruz (2021-05-23). Tuesday 5/25: George Floyd Commemoration. indybay.org 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-23). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Top tips for reducing heart attack and stroke risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister just turned 50. She went in for a standard cardiac checkup and learned she has high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The doctor told her that since our mom also had these issues, she must drastically change her diet, increase her exercise, and take medications to lessen her risk for a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-23). Dr. Cheryl Willman named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, Director, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Cheryl Willman, M.D., has been named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs and director of Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Willman comes to Mayo Clinic from University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she has served as director and CEO for 20 years. Under Dr. Willman's leadership, University of …

teleSUR (2021-05-23). UN Atomic Agency To Be Cut Off From Iranian Nuclear Sites. telesurenglish.net The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will no longer be able to access images of the Iranian nuclear sites because a monitoring deal with the UN nuclear body has expired, Iran's Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said Sunday. | RELATED: | The announcement can be seen as further pressure on the United States to return to the 2015 Nuclear Agreement, of which it pulled out in 2018, by orders of former pr…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-23). Consumer Health: Recovering from a stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke and stroke rehabilitation. 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 …

Badri Raina (2021-05-23). Pinarayi Vijayan's New Cabinet. zcomm.org The Left Repeats Its Old Mistakes…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-23). AI-enabled EKGs find difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — You might be older ? or younger ? than you think. A new study found that differences between a person's age in years and his or her biological age, as predicted by an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled EKG, can provide measurable insights into health and longevity. The AI model accurately predicted the age …

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2021-05-23). On Being Sane in Insane Places: "If Sanity and Insanity Exist, How Shall We Know Them?" globalresearch.ca This article was originally published by Duluth Reader in September 2010, updated version on Global Research on January 11, 2021 In 1973, Dr. D. L. Rosenhan, a professor of psychology and law at Stanford University, published a ground-breaking psychiatric …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-23). Mayo named a 2021 DiversityInc No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems for Diversity. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DiversityInc announced its annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity listings. Mayo Clinic was named to two specialty lists this year — No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems list, up from No. 7 in 2020, and a new entry onto the Top Companies for People with Disabilities list at No. 19. DiversityInc's listing is …

Alexander Main (2021-05-23). Sanctions, Making Venezuela Scream. zcomm.org Interview on the economic and political impact of the sanctions…

Thom Hartmann (2021-05-23). Blowing Up the Billionaires' Con That's Shattering America. commondreams.org "The billionaires and foreign oligarchs who fund the Republican Party and right-wing media think it's perfectly fine to rip the financial and political guts out of their own nation and turn its people against each other if it makes them a few extra bucks." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2021-05-23). Saharawis Call for International Pressure Against Morocco for Its Handling of Migration Crisis. orinocotribune.com On Friday, May 20, the Saharawi independence organization Polisario Front called on the international community to pressure Morocco to stop instrumentalizing illegal immigration to push for its claim over Western Sahara. | According to an official statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, the Ministry has urgently called "on the UN, the African Union and the European Union to impose on Rabat the obligation to turn the page on its aggressive policies of drug trafficking and illegal immigration, and to abandon its shameful use of terrorism." | This was the first official…

Thomas Renz (2021-05-23). Video: Lawyers File Temporary Restraining Order Against FDA Emergency Use Authorization of Vax for Children. globalresearch.ca Lawyer Thomas Renz…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-22). National Strike in Colombia: A Labyrinth for Uribism. libya360.wordpress.com María Fernanda Barreto Operation Orion Victims marched in 2012 to demand justice for their family members. | Photo: EFE "We woke up in the night of terror amidst the bullets and the helicopter…": so begins one of the many terrible stories of the people who lived in the Comuna 13 of Medellin on October 16,…

Betsey Piette (2021-05-22). 'Crown: Freedom' — Tribute to Black women activists. workers.org "Crown: Freedom" adorns wall of Municipal Services Building. WW Photo: Joe Piette "Crown," Philadelphia's newest series of Black Lives Matter murals, now adorns three sides of the Municipal Services Building, the city's most prominent government building. Facing City Hall, it is surrounded by Thomas Paine Plaza, a major site for . . . |

Editor2 (2021-05-22). Chris Hedges, Alan MacLeod on Media Bias and the Christian Right's Obsession with Israel. orinocotribune.com By Mnar Muhawesh Adley — May 21, 2021 | Chris Hedges and Alan Macloed join MintCast to talk about Israel, Christian Zionism, and media bias. | Images from the Israeli onslaught against Palestine have dominated both news broadcasts and social media as the world expresses its outrage over the bombing of civilian targets. | While the latest violence was triggered by an Israeli attack on the al-Aqsa Mosque, the conflict's roots go back at least to the state's creation in 1948, when Israeli forces ethnically cleansed nearly 800,000 Palestinians from their homeland, razing 500 towns and villages in order to mak…

Margaret Kimberley (2021-05-22). The Palestine Litmus Test. globalresearch.ca President Joe Biden…

Max Blumenthal (2021-05-22). Roger Waters and Gabor Maté on Israel's apartheid wars and the price of speaking out for Palestine. thegrayzone.com In a Grayzone livestream, Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters and renowned psychotherapist Gabor Maté discuss Israel's latest assault on Gaza, the rising power of Palestine solidarity activism, and their own paths to clarity on the issue…

teleSUR (2021-05-22). Colombia: Truth Commission To Investigate Repression in Cali. telesurenglish.net The President of Colombia's Truth Commission Francisco de Roux and the commissioner Alejandra Miller on Friday toured the city of Cali to research human rights violations and contribute to solve the political and social crisis that the city, and the country, have been going through since April 28. | RELATED: | The commission visited the places where national strike protesters are concentrated and accompanied the departure of indigenous pe…

teleSUR (2021-05-22). AP Sacks Correspondent Critical of Israel. telesurenglish.net In an open letter, Emily Wilder reported that after she had been targetted by Zionist media her AP superiors reassured her that whe would be protected, but a few days later they changed their mind and fired her for allegedly violating AP policies on social networks. | Wilder, who is Jewish, had promoted the Palestinian cause while in college and her latest social media postings had professionally questioned mainstream media, in reporting about Palestine. | "'Objectivity' feels fickle when the basic terms we use to report news implicitly stake a claim," she wrote. "Using 'Israel' but never 'Palestine,' or 'war'

_____ (2021-05-22). The Struggle Continues in Colombia. popularresistance.org Above Photo: AP Photo/Fernando Vergara Colombia's wave of protests continues unabated. This is a first hand account from a comrade living in Colombia. Colombia's wave of protests continues unabated. On May 12th, there were massive demonstrations throughout the country, indicating that the movement shows no immediate signs of waning. Between the last national mobilisation and …

Press TV (2021-05-22). South African Dockworkers Refuse to Unload Israeli Ship in Solidarity with Palestinians. dissidentvoice.org A member of the South African Student Congress (SASCO) holds a poster reflecting the face of the late Palestinian political leader, Yasser Arafat, during their protest in solidarity with Palestine outside the Israeli embassy in Pretoria on May 20, 2021. (Photo by AFP) Dockworkers in the South African port city of Durban have refused to offload cargo …

Michael Welch (2021-05-22). The Third Intifada. Israel's Crimes. Palestine's Wrath. Ray of Hope? globalresearch.ca The Israeli forces launched more than 100 airstrikes on the northern tip of Gaza. On the Israeli side, 12 people were killed including 2 children. On the Palestine side, an estimated 248 people including 66 children were killed, with more than 1,900 wounded…

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-22). Israel's Horrid Occupation of Palestine. orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prasad and Arwa Abu Hashhash — May 20, 2021 | The violence witnessed over the last week in Gaza is part of a seven-decade assault on the people of Palestine by the Zionist regime, but it has been met with resistance by the people at every step. | No one can ignore the events in Palestine. No one disputes the horror of it all. Images of the Israeli bombing of Gaza and the human toll exacted against the Palestinians who live in Gaza have saturated social media and have increasingly drawn attention to the violence by the Israeli state and Zionist settlers against Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinia…

Newsclick (2021-05-22). Palestinian resistance will intensify. peoplesdispatch.org After 11 days of brutal bombing by Israel and determined resistance by the Palestinian people, a ceasefire has been declared in Gaza. The impact of these developments will be significant, not only for Palestine and Israel, but for the region as a whole. Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha analyses the ceasefire, the regional implications and the future of Palestinian resistance.

Liberation Staff Raleigh (2021-05-22). Historic turnout in Southeast for Palestine; thousands in Raleigh, NC, demand end to Israeli apartheid. liberationnews.org This historic turnout for Palestine this past week in cities in the southeast is also the influence of the nationwide 2020 summer rebellion against police brutality and racism that brought tens of millions of people into the streets.

_____ (2021-05-22). The Past is the Present in Palestine. popularresistance.org If the United States and Israel think that normalizing relations with Arab states will weaken our national cause, they should know that this means nothing to Palestinians. The Palestinian people have learned to look only to themselves for rescue. The young Palestinians of today are brimming with rebellion. They have lost faith in the diplomatic route and are fed up with U.S. policy. Be forewarned: Nothing will contain them.

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-05-22). In U.S., thousands support heroic Palestinian fightback. workers.org Palestinian resistance continues against the state of Israel's destruction of their homes, seizure of their land, assassination of their leaders and slaughter of their people. This genocidal attack was first made possible by the might and sponsorship of European colonialist powers. The onslaught on Palestine has since been protected and . . . |

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-22). Nearly 200,000 Gather in London for History-Making Demonstration of Solidarity With Palestinians. commondreams.org Despite the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, said Labour politician John McDonnell, "we will not cease our campaign in solidarity until there is justice." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Richard Becker (2021-05-22). Palestinians endure, resist after 11 days of U.S.-backed Israeli massacre. liberationnews.org Despite the devastating toll taken by the Israeli onslaught, the Palestinian people have emerged with their will to resist unshaken.

Juan Cole (2021-05-22). Israeli invasion of al-Aqsa Mosque Compound Shows Conflict remains Hot despite Ceasefire, Angers Muslims Worldwide. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Only half a day after a ceasefire went into effect between the Palestinians in Gaza and the government of Binyamin Netanyahu in Israel, the peace was disturbed in Jerusalem at the flashpoint al-Aqsa Mosque compound. Rabi' Sawaid reports for Arab 48 that confrontations broke out Friday afternoon between worshipers at …

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-22). Ceasefire puts no end to Israeli repression. electronicintifada.net Police attack Palestinians in Jerusalem after weeks of mass arrests.

Staff (2021-05-22). State CDC Data Shows Persisting Racial Disparities in Vaccination. truthout.org Black Americans' COVID-19 vaccination rates are still lagging months into the nation's campaign, while Hispanics are closing the gap and Native Americans show the highest rates overall, according to federal data obtained by KHN. | The data, provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in response to a public records request, gives a sweeping national look at the race and ethnicity of vaccinated people on a state-by-state basis. Yet nearly half of those vaccination records are missing race…

Brianna Griffith (2021-05-22). San Antonio teacher fighting retaliation after speaking out against unsafe schools. liberationnews.org After months of outspoken advocacy for school safety during COVID, and retaliation from her school, this means that the school board has effectively fired Tucker.

Anonymous669 (2021-05-22). Biden Administration To Remove US Oil Company From Northeastern Syria — Report. southfront.org File image. | The Biden administration has decided to not extend a sanctions waiver for a small US oil company to operate in northeastern Syria, The company,

Staff (2021-05-22). Progressives Slam Biden for Slashing His Own Infrastructure Plan by $600 Billion. truthout.org Progressives called it a "huge mistake" Friday after the White House announced President Joe Biden had preemptively "President Biden knows this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to…

Staff (2021-05-22). GOP Wants Volunteering at the Polls to Come With Risk of Jail Time or Huge Fines. truthout.org Over the past couple months, GOP legislators in several states have passed legislation purportedly intended to protect the integrity of the vote. In reality, these bills — which GOP governors in Arizona, Georgia, Texas, Florida, Iowa, and elsewhere, have rushed to sign — contain poison pill provisions that

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2021-05-22). The latest argument against federal relief: business claims that workers won't work. mronline.org In reality there is little support for the argument that expanded unemployment benefits have created an overly worker-friendly labor market, leaving companies unable to hire and, by extension, meet growing demand. | May 22, 2021…

Editor2 (2021-05-22). Israeli Forces Attack Muslim Worshipers in al-Aqsa Mosque, 80 Palestinians Injured. orinocotribune.com Israeli forces stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem al-Quds in a move condemned as "provocative" amid international efforts to de-escalate tensions in the occupied Palestinian territories. | Eighty Palestinians were injured as Israeli forces stormed al-Aqsa Mosque after noonday prayers on Friday, May 21, and fired sound bombs and rubber bullets at worshipers. | The Israeli troops also arrested a number of young people, some of them wounded, at Bab al-Asbat (Lions' Gate) during the raid, and prevented medical staff from attending to the wounded. | The Palestinian presidency condemned the Israeli regime…

Joris Leverink (2021-05-22). May 26 — The end of the Commune is near. roarmag.org Reclus — The Paris Commune Day By Day: | Fusillades can no longer be heard on the other side of the water. Around seven or eight o'clock in the morning we look at the Pantheon: it's been stripped of its red flag. | The Pantheon is no longer anything but the Church of St. Genevieve, a great Catholic chapel, the counterfeit of a Roman monument. What does the Pantheon matter to me now? | The left bank of the Seine is entirely in the hands of the army of Versailles which, master now of the river and an entire half of the city, with its growing forces inundates the Parisians whose men, decreasing by the…

Joris Leverink (2021-05-22). May 22 — Barricades of the Commune. roarmag.org Bax — A Short History of the Paris Commune: | The night of Monday-Tuesday was a night of silent preparation (all too late) and of gloom. In all quarters the pickaxe was to be heard removing paving stones and digging the foundations of barricades, which rose by the hundred. Men, women, and children were at work. Now began that enthusiasm, that limitless courage arid contempt of death-displayed in defense of an ideal — the colossal proportions of which dwarf everything similar in history, and which alone suffices to redeem the sordidness of the nineteenth century. | Here was a heroism in the fac…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-22). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On May 22, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Pesky shelled Donetsk city with 120-mm artillery. | 2. UAF in Vodyanoe shelled DPR positions in Zhabunki with grenade launchers. | 3. UAF in Starognatovka shelled DPR positions in Novolaspa with mortars. | 4. UAF in Vodyanoe shelled DPR positions in Kominternovo. | 5. DPR forces in Donetsk city targeted UAF positions in Pesky with 82-mm artillery. | 6. DPR forces in Novolaspa targeted UAF positions in Novoselivka with 82-mm artillery. | 7. DPR forces in…

Eds. (2021-05-22). Fighting anti-trans legislation takes a toll on Texas kids and families. mronline.org A record-breaking wave of anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced by state legislatures across the country this year. Texas lawmakers filed the most of any state, the majority of them attacking trans youth. | May 22, 2021…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-22). Military Situation In Syria On May 22, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | — On May 22, Russia reported that Idlib militants had violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 41 times: 22 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 6 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province. | — On May 21, clashes between the Turkish border guards and enraged civilians were reported near Atmah camp. | — On May 20, five SDF members were killed in an ISIS ambush in the Shaheel area. | — On May 21, a Turkish-backed fo…

Staff (2021-05-22). In Working-Class NJ Town, Activists Push to Invest in Community, Not Police. truthout.org Just past midnight on December 14, 2020, Osamah Alsaidi walked near a police cruiser on a dark city street of Paterson, New Jersey's third-largest city just outside New York City. Shortly thereafter, that very same police car cut off Alsaidi's path and out jumped officers Kevin Patino and Kendry Tineo-Restituyo. | They immediately accosted the 19-year-old, striking him numerous times and dropping him to the ground where they continued their assault. The police report they filed described Alsaidi…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-22). Coronavirus Travels And Cruising With Viking. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | It starts off as an exercise of anticipation. First comes the softening drinks and teasing morsels which find their mark. The audience at this promotions gig is well heeled, of an age where they have money to burn, but nowhere to burn it. They have not travelled on a luxurious prison of bliss for eighteen months. The world has been ravaged by a pandemic, and they yearn to be ravished by the flavour, surrounds and excitement that is Viking Cruises.

Joris Leverink (2021-05-22). The many afterlives of the Paris Commune. roarmag.org The Annual Memorial Meeting Near the Wall of the Communards in the Cemetery of Père-Lachaise in Paris. Ilyas Repin, 1883. | The commemorative walk to Père-Lachaise Cemetery has been taking place for over 140 years. Every year during the last week of May, participants gather to walk through the streets of Paris to the Mur des Fédérés. Tucked away in the far south-eastern corner of the cemetery, the Mur represents the final resting place of some of the Commune's last defenders — lined up against a wall, shot by the French Army and tumbled into a common grave at its base. | In May 1936, fists raised and accomp…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-22). Military Situation In Yemen On May 22, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | — The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 108 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours. | — On May 21, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 19 airstrikes on the Sarwah area. | — On May 21, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 6 airstrikes on the Madghal area. | — On May 21, 3 people were killed by a Saudi-led coalition warplanes airstrike on the Zaher district. | — On May 22, spor…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-22). Houthis Showcase Wreckage Of Combat Drone Shot Down On Yemeni-Saudi Border. southfront.org Screen grab from the Houthis' video. | On May 22, the Houthis (as Ansar Allah is widely known) released footage showing the wreckage of a Saudi-led coalition combat drone that was recently The drone, a Chinese-made CAIG Wing Loong II, was shot down on May 20 along the Yemeni-Saudi border with a new ground-to-air missile that is yet to be unveiled. | The Wing Loong II has endurance…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-22). Military Situation In Afghanistan On May 22, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | — On May 21, Taliban captured Jalriz district west of Kabul. | — On May 21, people of Faryab held demonstrations in the city against the appointment of a new governor by the government. | — On May 21, clashes between the Taliban and the government forces were reported near the Nahrin area. | — 92 Taliban members were killed and 48 others were wounded in Laghman, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Sarpul, Balkh, Helmand, Baghlan and Takhar provinces in the pas…

John VanLiere (2021-05-22). Missouri set to squeeze workers by cutting unemployment benefits. liberationnews.org On June 12, Missouri will end the enhanced benefits provided as supplements to unemployment benefits that are part of the latest COVID-19 relief bill. I…

Editor2 (2021-05-22). 'The Hamas' Are Coming: A View of the Violence from Inside Israel. orinocotribune.com By Miko Peled — Occupied Jerusalem, May 20, 2021 | There are never Palestinians, never people, only "The Hamas." The Hamas thinks;" "The Hamas believes;" "The Hamas should know;" "When the Hamas understands, he will stop;" and finally, "When The Hamas is hit hard he will never dare to attack Israel again." | After less than 48 hours in Jerusalem, it's clear to me that the slaughter in Gaza will not end anytime soon. There is broad popular support in Israel for the endless bloodshed and Benjamin Netanyahu is as strong as ever both domestically and internationally. | According to the Israeli press, Netanyahu a…

Steve Sweeney (2021-05-22). DP details systematic oppression in Erdogan's new Turkey as show trial reopens in Ankara. mronline.org The Kobani case is the biggest political trial in modern Turkish history with 108 leading HDP officials and parliamentarians facing multiple life sentences as a 3,350-page case file indicts them on 38 counts of homicide. | May 22, 2021…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-22). Poland Confirms Purchase Of Bayraktar TB2 Combat Drones From Turkey. southfront.org Bayrakdar TB2 UCAV, source: ssb.gov.tr | On May 22, the Ministry of Defense of Poland announced that it would purchase 24 Bayraktar TB2 combat drones from Turkey. | "The Polish military will be equipped with modern equipment, with Bayraktar TB2 which have a striking force and have proven themselves in the wars in the east of our continent. They were also used in Africa," the ministry said on Twitter. | The deal was also confirmed by Poland's Defense Minister, Mariusz Blaszczak, who praised the Turkish-made drone in…

Eds. (2021-05-22). NATO's war against Yugoslavia: the ghost that still haunts Europe. mronline.org NATO's war against Yugoslavia: the ghost that still haunts Europe | May 22, 2021 | Newswire…

The Conversation (2021-05-22). Int'l Energy Agency: We must Ban new Fossil Fuels Now to avoid Overheating our Earth. juancole.com By Volker Roeben | — Established in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis, the International Energy Agency (IEA) was created to maintain the stability of the international oil supply. As an independent adviser to many governments on energy policy, the IEA has the authority to make member states release reserve oil stocks to stabilise …

Editorial Team (2021-05-22). Animal Rebellion blockades four McDonalds depots in England. challenge-magazine.org Ben Ughetti, is a member of the YCL's East of England branch | The animal rights group Animal Rebellion have launched numerous direct action operations against the fast food giant McDonalds. Preventing lorries from leaving McDonalds depots in Basingstoke, Hemel Hempstead, Coventry and Heywood, activists from AR explained they were able to use what was described as "bamboo structures" in order to prevent the trucks from leaving the depots. This has meant that over 1,300 McDonald's restaurants have been left without deliveries which McDonald's is yet to comment on. For McDonalds, this will be unlikely to have a…

Paul Haeder (2021-05-22). The Jab, Star Wars, and the Bubble Net of Digital Gulags. dissidentvoice.org See, hear, speak no evil! And, we are the slow fish, the 80 percent: The world's 85 richest individuals possess as much wealth as the 3.5 billion souls who compose the poorer half of the world's population, or so it was announced in a report by Oxfam International. The assertion sounds implausible to me. I …

Anand Naidoo (2021-05-22). The Heat: U.S.-ROK Relations and Global Health Summit. america.cgtn.com China pledges three billion dollars to help developing countries recover from the COVID-19 pandemic at the Global Health Summit. | And U.S. President Biden welcomes Republic of Korea President Moon at the White House.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-22). Burned by the Diana Cult: The Fall of Martin Bashir. dissidentvoice.org The interview was infamous, made his name and was bound to enrage. It also received a viewing audience of 23 million people who heard a saucy tale of adultery, plots in the palace, and stories of physical and mental illness. But the tarring and feathering of Martin Bashir for his 1995 Panorama programme featuring Princess …

Not One Nickel, Not One Dime (2021-05-22). 5/19/21 Call Congress to support AOC's Reso to Stop Weapons for Israel. indybay.org Now that we have protested, it is time to call Congress. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has introduced a resolution to stop the sale of weapons to Israel. See www.commondreams.org/news/2021/05/19/oca… There is no cease fire. Israel continues to bomb Gaza. See www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ex6SdT3N6g

WSWS (2021-05-22). Justice for the 29 miners killed at New Zealand's Pike River! wsws.org The Socialist Equality Group and the World Socialist Web Site urge workers internationally to send statements supporting the families of the 29 men who died at Pike River, demanding a full and thorough investigation and the prosecution of the company leaders who turned the mine into a death trap.

WSWS (2021-05-22). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

WSWS (2021-05-22). Defend Sri Lankan poet Ahnaf Jazeem! wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka and the Action Committee for the Defence of Freedom of Art and Expression demand the immediate and unconditional release of the young poet.

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-05-22). Friday May 28: Panel on Alternative Media: Coordination, Cooperation & Socialism (Orinoco Tribune 2 Ω-Year-Anniversary). orinocotribune.com Orinoco Tribune is celebrating 30 months of existence with a panel to discuss alternative media, its importance and the need for better coordination and cooperation in the battle against mainstream media (MSM). | Alternative media outlets and writers have been proliferating in recent years, and a significant number of them are counter-hegemonic, anti-imperialist and socialist. This is a positive phenomenon, but there is sometimes more competition than cooperation among these new information options. | In this panel we hope to address the issue from a constructive perspective, taking into consideration the fact th…

WSWS (2021-05-22). Nexteer Saginaw workers express opposition as UAW attempts to push through concessions contract. wsws.org A World Socialist Web Site Autoworker Newsletter campaign team spoke to Nexteer workers on the day of their contract vote.

Ricardo Ronquillo (2021-05-22). Cuba — Empresa estatal socialista: øLos dueños se adueñan? globalizacion.ca Fue tan imponente y lapidaria aquella sentencia en una reunión sindical que, pasados 10 años, no logro olvidarla: °El único que no puede perder es el Estado!, proclamó un funcionario, como quien eleva a los cielos, decía entonces, una plegaria…

_____ (2021-05-22). The Biggest Climate Trial of the Year Was a Chevron-Fueled 'Charade'. popularresistance.org After a week of proceedings, the criminal trial for attorney Steven Donziger—who won a multibillion-dollar case against Chevron over pollution in the Amazon rainforest—wrapped up on Monday. In his estimation, the trial was a "charade." And yet he was relatively pleased with the outcome.

WSWS (2021-05-22). Amazon announces end to mask policy in its warehouses. wsws.org Management officials announce that after May 24, workers at its facilities will be allowed on-site without masks if they are fully-vaccinated.

Israel Shahak (2021-05-22). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Michelle F Gaffey, Neha S Singh, Ana Langer, Karl Blanchet (2021-05-22). [Correspondence] Women's and children's health in conflict settings: build on existing efforts — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Sarah Chynoweth and colleagues for their kind comments about our Series on Women's and Children's Health in Conflict Settings, and for underscoring that future humanitarian health efforts for women and children should build on previous investments and achievements in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in crisis settings. We fully agree. SRH is arguably the area in which most progress has been made in terms of improving humanitarian response for women, and we recognise the decades-long work and leadership of the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) in driving that progress.

Simukai Chigudu (2021-05-22). [Perspectives] An ironic guide to colonialism in global health. thelancet.com There is something axiomatic about the idea of an evidence-based approach to global health. Who could argue against such a noble enterprise? The uses of evidence and its applications—extended from individual patients to populations at large—are attractive whether in the boardrooms of Geneva or among humanitarian doctors in South Sudan's refugee camps. This approach rationalises complex and diffuse social processes, subtly reconstituting them as discernible medical problems to be solved through technical intervention.

Ricardo Vaz (2021-05-22). Venezuelan Opposition Parties to Present Unified Ticket for Regional Elections. venezuelanalysis.com The country will choose mayors and governors in "mega-elections" on November 21.

Ralph Nader (2021-05-22). Biden: End Your Co-Belligerent Backing of Israeli War Crimes. commondreams.org "To know about what is happening daily" on the ground in Gaza, "you do not need to rely on the evidence compiled by the U.S. mainstream media… just take it from the Israeli media and Israelis themselves." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2021-05-22). Israeli security forces storm al-Aqsa after Gaza ceasefire. wsws.org Israel's air strikes continued up until the ceasefire brought a temporary end to the one-sided war that has killed at least 243 Palestinians, including 65 children, and wounded more than 1,900.

Eric Zuesse (2021-05-22). Israel Is Ethnically Cleansing Gaza. globalresearch.ca This started becoming …

Raji Sourani (2021-05-22). "We Want Real Dignity and Freedom" zcomm.org Gazans Welcome Ceasefire But Demand End of Siege & Occupation…

Answer Coalition (2021-05-22). Palestinians brutalized despite ceasefire | Protests continue to demand end to Israeli apartheid. answercoalition.org &nbsp…

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2021-05-22). Podcast Ep 36: How Palestinian resistance defeated Israel. electronicintifada.net Ali Abunimah and Jon Elmer discuss growing sophistication of Palestinian tactics.

Frances Madeson (2021-05-22). Sunrise Activists Marching 400 Miles to Demand Green New Deal. zcomm.org "If we do nothing, it's a future I'm scared of for sure, people starving and dying. We're going to see war, people killing just to survive."

WSWS (2021-05-22). Australia: Victorian state Labor government delivers pro-business budget. wsws.org Many of the workers now being threatened with a significant cut to their real wages were placed at significant risk during the pandemic, and publicly hailed as heroes by the government.

WSWS (2021-05-22). Canadian big business advocates policy of social murder as provinces move to dismantle remaining COVID-19 restrictions. wsws.org As far as the ruling elite is concerned, the pandemic is old news, and the time has come to rapidly dismantle all the remaining restrictions aimed at halting the virus' spread so that corporate Canada can boost its profits.

teleSUR (2021-05-22). Chile: Two Women Symbolize Historical Progressive Victory. telesurenglish.net The first elections held in Chile since the massive social uprising of 2019, confirmed last weekend that demand for radical change of the country's institutional, social and economic rules is deeply rooted and had not been tamed by brutal repression and the pandemic, as many -especially the traditional political establishment – had wrongly assumed. | RELATED: | Such fatal miscalculation made them act as if nothing had h…

Sophia N Nesamoney, Gary L Darmstadt, Paul H Wise (2021-05-22). [Correspondence] Gendered effects of COVID-19 on young girls in regions of conflict. thelancet.com The Series on Women's and Children's Health in Conflict Settings provides important guidance for addressing the health of women and children in areas of poor security and instability. However, we write to call special attention to the gender inequalities in areas of armed conflict and, in particular, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on young, school-age girls (aged 5—18 years).

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-05-22). India: World's biggest producer fails to vaccinate its people. peoplesdispatch.org The Narendra Modi government in India chose to believe that it had defeated the pandemic, and therefore the slow pace of its vaccination program posed no problems…

Nadine K Jawad, Lina Abu Taweeleh, Jad A Elharake, Nicole Khamis, Osaid Alser, Fatima M Karaki, Layla Aboukhater (2021-05-22). [Correspondence] Refugee access to COVID-19 vaccines in Lebanon. thelancet.com Lebanon is currently experiencing multiple unprecedented crises—political, infrastructural, and economic. The Beirut port explosion, in August, 2020, damaged 36% of health facilities.1 The Lebanese pound has lost 90% of its value, pushing more than half of the population into poverty.1 Complicating its desperate plight, Lebanon hosts the largest refugee population per capita in the world.2 The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this situation, leaving an ill-equipped health-care system overwhelmed.

The Red Nation (2021-05-22). To End Fossil Fuels, End Settler Colonialism. zcomm.org Much environmental framing misses the point about capitalism and Indigenous sovereignty…

WSWS (2021-05-22). Spain's PSOE-Podemos regime intensifies expulsions of refugees to Morocco. wsws.org The PSOE-Podemos government is expelling thousands of migrants from Spain's enclave of Ceuta to Morocco while detaining refugees and children in horrific conditions.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-22). Thousands of migrants sent back by Spain. peoplesdispatch.org Over the past week, thousands of migrants who arrived at the Spanish enclave of Ceuta from Morocco were repressed and forced back. Spanish security personnel used metal batons and smoke bombs at them…

Brasil de Fato (2021-05-22). Environment Minister and president of IBAMA are targeted in Federal Police operation. peoplesdispatch.org The warrants for search and apprehension were issued by the minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), Alexandre de Moraes. According to the Federal Police, 160 agents are executing 36 warrants in the states of Pará and Sà£o Paulo, and in the Federal District, including residential addresses of the minister Ricardo Salles. | The Supreme Court decision determined the immediate suspension of the Ibama Order issued in February 2020, which allowed the importation of products extracted from forests without export authorizations. | The initial evidence suggests that the document was elaborated due to the demand…

Bruce J Kirenga, Pauline Byakika-Kibwika (2021-05-22). [Comment] Excess COVID-19 mortality among critically ill patients in Africa. thelancet.com As of March 25, 2021, a global total of 124‚Äà215‚Äà843 cases of COVID-19, including 2‚Äà734‚Äà374 deaths, had been reported to WHO.1 COVID-19 is now the 12th leading cause of death worldwide, the sixth leading cause of death in high-income countries, and the 41st leading cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa.2 However, the reasons why there are lower numbers of cases and deaths reported in sub-Saharan Africa are unclear. One possibility is that there are inadequate levels of testing, which could translate to unreported COVID-19 deaths (both i…

Udani Samarasekera (2021-05-22). [Perspectives] Yee-Sin Leo: a leader in Singapore's fight against infectious diseases. thelancet.com In January, 2020, Yee-Sin Leo, Executive Director of the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) in Singapore, and her team followed an unexplained pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, China, very closely for any evidence of human-to-human transmission. Given population movement in the region, they knew that if they saw that evidence it meant "that Singapore will get hit with COVID-19 cases", Leo says. So the National Public Health Laboratory at NCID prepared to detect and diagnose cases, drills were done to smooth workflow, and the COVID-19 Research Workgroup was set up.

WSWS (2021-05-22). UK covid cases rise due to ending containment and spread of Indian variant. wsws.org The Tories are responding to the demands of big business that no more lockdowns are imposed and to their support base in the more affluent suburban and rural areas of the country not living in the overcrowded urban centres being hit by the resurgence of the virus.

ACCCOS (2021-05-22). [Articles] Patient care and clinical outcomes for patients with COVID-19 infection admitted to African high-care or intensive care units (ACCCOS): a multicentre, prospective, observational cohort study. thelancet.com Mortality in critically ill patients with COVID-19 is higher in African countries than reported from studies done in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. Increased mortality was associated with insufficient critical care resources, as well as the comorbidities of HIV/AIDS, diabetes, chronic liver disease, and kidney disease, and severity of organ dysfunction at admission.

WSWS (2021-05-22). COVID-19 potentially killing tens of thousands in India every day. wsws.org In the seven weeks since April 1, India's official total of COVID-19 fatalities has risen by more than 125,000, or 75 percent, reaching 291,331 as of yesterday morning.

Staff (2021-05-22). China has Exported 700 Million Doses of its COVID-19 Vaccines Worldwide. orinocotribune.com In a recent column featured in Mundo Sputnik, Uruguayan journalist Raúl Zibechi provided some important data regarding the "vaccine race" taking place between China and the United States and its Western allies. | China "has been able to export no less than 700 million doses around the world, while the US has barely sold 3 million doses abroad," according to an Asia Times "Months ago, President Xi Jingping of China declared that vaccines were a 'global public good,' an…

John Zarocostas (2021-05-22). [World Report] What next for a COVID-19 intellectual property waiver? thelancet.com The USA has backed a waiver for intellectual property related to COVID-19 vaccines. What happens next? John Zarocostas reports from Geneva.

Raymond Wolfe (2021-05-22). 160+ Experts Slam COVID Vaccines as 'Unnecessary, Ineffective and Unsafe' in Powerful Letter. globalresearch.ca Dozens of medical …

WSWS (2021-05-22). Amid warnings of "catastrophic" COVID-19 third wave, Brazil's state governors reopen economy. wsws.org The scientific institute Fiocruz's warning that a new surge of current high infection rates "will be catastrophic" is being covered up by the mainstream media and ignored by federal and state governments.

Justice for Flavia (2021-05-22). Somerville, Massachusetts removes police from schools. zcomm.org he group's aims include removing police from schools, implementing restorative justice, regular anti-racism training, and an independent equity audit…

Jenny Stendahl (2021-05-22). A Syndicalist Strategy for the Swedish Labour Market. zcomm.org The Swedish trade unions can boast of high membership numbers, but generally lack the primary source of union strength: that many colleagues unite and act together…

_____ (2021-05-22). Why One State in India Is Showing Promising Signs of Democracy. popularresistance.org The right wing in Kerala has typically claimed that the Left is not equipped to build the state's infrastructure. But this time, the right wing had no grounds to make its typical complaints. Since 2016, the state government has not only improved the basic transportation infrastructure but has also built up other kinds of infrastructure needed by the working class and the peasantry.

WSWS (2021-05-22). Thousands of Australian high school students protest climate change inaction. wsws.org One young worker noted that the lack of action on climate change "is all about profit, all about the economy. It's not about the future that young people are trying to fight for and grow up in. It's about what is in their wallet."

Mohammed Samaana (2021-05-22). Israeli Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinian East Jerusalem is a Spark in a Tinderbox: What I Saw There. juancole.com Belfast (Special to Informed Comment) — The latest escalation in violence in the Middle East was sparked by the Israeli government plan to ethnically cleanse dozens of Palestinian families from the Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in Jerusalem. Most of these families had been previously forced from their homes in 1948 when Israel was created …

Roger D. Harris (2021-05-22). US Trying to Extradite Venezuelan Diplomat for the "Crime" of Securing Food for the Hungry: The Case of Alex Saab v. The Empire. dissidentvoice.org The case of Alex Saab raises dangerous precedents in terms of extraterritorial judicial abuse, violation of diplomatic status, and even the use of torture to extract false confessions. This is according to Montréal-based international human rights lawyer John Philpot. He spoke on May 19 at a webinar sponsored by the Alliance for Global Justice and …

Julio Yao Villalaz (2021-05-22). ONU y la responsabilidad de protección e intervención humanitaria. globalizacion.ca Pocos años antes de que la ONU aprobara la Responsabilidad de Proteger durante la Cumbre Mundial de 2005 y se fundara la Oficina de la ONU para la Prevención del Genocidio y la Responsabilidad de Proteger, fui invitado — como…

Editorial Team (2021-05-22). Big gains for Chile's Communists in regional and constitutional convention elections. challenge-magazine.org Chileans took to the polls last Sunday (16 May 2021) to vote in both regional elections and to also to elect 155 members to a Constitutional Convention tasked with drafting a new constitution. The elected conventional deputies have a year to write the new constitution before the public will vote on whether to ratify it. The demand for this constitutional convention stems from the protests beginning in October 2019 that rocked the country as millions took to the streets to vent frustration at the current constitution which was drafted under the US backed dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1980.

Ken Roseboro (2021-05-22). Mexico Wants to Import Non-GMO Corn and US Farmers Say They Can Deliver It. commondreams.org "Mexico's GMO corn ban presents an opportunity for U.S. farmers to supply non-GMO corn south of the border." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jacob Morrison (2021-05-22). Conservatives Love Coal Miners — Until They Go on Strike. zcomm.org The Right has worked hard in recent years to portray itself as defenders of beleaguered coal miners. But over 1,00 miners are on strike in Alabama and we haven't heard a peep about it from conservative talking heads. Weird…

Susan Jaffe (2021-05-22). [World Report] $6 ∑5 billion proposed for new US health research agency. thelancet.com The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health would fund high-risk, high-reward medical research, but its short-term planning could stymie basic research. Susan Jaffe reports.

Staff (2021-05-22). The United States Should Stop Interfering in Mexico. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, May 19, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico, decried that the US government "is already taking too long" to respond to the diplomatic note sent to the US Embassy in Mexico, last May 6. The aforementioned note, sent by the government of Mexico, sought explanation regarding the financing of the NGO Mexicans against Corruption and Impunity (MCCI), as well as funding of other political groups disguised as civil associations. President López Obrador emphasized that the financing of local political organizations by a foreign government is "a clear example of foreign interventionism in matters t…

Raúl Zibechi (2021-05-22). Chile: La convención constitucional puede ser la tumba de la revuelta. globalizacion.ca La derecha pinochetista fue derrotada, ya que no consiguió el tercio de la convención constitucional necesario para bloquear cambios. Una derrota que comenzó a fraguarse hacia 2000, con la resistencia empecinada del pueblo mapuche y luego las luchas de los…

WSWS (2021-05-22). Volvo Truck workers in Virginia demand full contract as UAW pushes another sellout deal. wsws.org The newly formed Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee is galvanizing opposition to a new deal the United Auto Workers announced Thursday, with virtually no details.

WSWS (2021-05-22). Epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Ding calls CDC's mask reversal a "mess" wsws.org "If you go into a grocery store or a workplace, you don't know if the person not wearing a mask is vaccinated," Feigl-Ding told the WSWS.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-05-22). It's Past Time to End U.S. Funding of Israeli Violence. zcomm.org What else could billions of American tax dollars buy instead of innocent deaths?>

Michael Winship, Angela Godfrey-Goldstein (2021-05-22). The Biggest Threat to Israel Is the Occupation. commondreams.org Netanyahu says, "We must live by the sword"—but he's never tried alternatives. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrew Emett (2021-05-22). Leaked video shows Louisiana state troopers killing man in custody. nationofchange.org None of the state troopers involved in Greene's death currently face criminal charges for taking his life.

Robert Hunziker (2021-05-22). Chernobyl Alert and The Doomsday Clock. dissidentvoice.org Like the mythical Phoenix, Chernobyl rises from the ashes. A recent… "Surge in fission reactions in an inaccessible chamber within the complex" is alarming scientists that monitor the ruins of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. 1 It is known that this significant renewal of fission activity is located in Sub-Reactor Room 305/2, which contains …

WSWS (2021-05-22). Cricklewood depot bus drivers defend David O'Sullivan: "They want to make us into robotic slaves" wsws.org "Why do we have to place our lives on the line just to go to work? Why, when someone raises basic health and safety issues, are they threatened with the loss of their livelihood?"

Emilio Godoy (2021-05-22). América del Sur tiene sueños gasíferos. globalizacion.ca El desarrollo del gas en América del Sur, en tiempos de pandemia y pospandemia protagonizó la sesión del viernes 14 en la XXX Conferencia La Jolla de Energía, que se desarrolla en forma virtual desde el 7 y hasta el…

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