2021-05-24: News Headlines

Staff (2021-05-24). Workers around the world can help end violence against the people of Palestine and Colombia. therealnews.com Through coordinated and direct action, the international working class helped end apartheid in South Africa; it can do the same now to end the violence of occupation in Palestine and the exploitation and police crackdowns in Colombia.

_____ (2021-05-24). The Fight For A New Colombia. popularresistance.org On 28 April, Colombian trade unions and social movements staged a new round of Paro Nacional (National Strike) protests, the latest in an ongoing series of mobilisations to address the litany of problems impacting Colombian society. | Opposition to a planned tax reform — which strike organisers said would unfairly target the middle and working classes in what is one of Latin America's most unequal countries — was the central issue, particularly in the context of the global pandemic which has pushed an estimated five million Colombians out of work. Calls to repeal the tax reform were aligned with longe…

Joris Leverink (2021-05-24). Resisting the everyday violence of colonial extractivism. roarmag.org Indigenous Peruvians protesting in the city of Ayaviri against the pollution from a nearby mine. Ayaviri, Peru — 2015. Paulo de Abreu / Shutterstock.com | "In many cases, the state legitimizes violence," said the lawyer, professor and researcher on socio-environmental conflicts, Patricia Urteaga Crovetto, as we sat in her university office in Lima, Peru. "People make claims, they knock on doors, organize investigations, run petitions, file complaints, appeal, litigate. They use all the instruments the law offers. When all this does not work, sometimes, violence is their last straw. I do not justify violence,…

Staff (2021-05-24). George Floyd Week of Action Marks Anniversary of His Murder as Police Reform Bill Stalls in Congress. democracynow.org As the world marks the anniversary of George Floyd's murder, attorney Lee Merritt says there is still a long way to go in reforming "the deadliest police culture in the modern world." Merritt, who has represented the Floyd family and other victims of police brutality, says Republicans and Democrats should come together to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Floyd's death in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020, set off a nationwide uprising and global movement calling for an end to racism and for the defense of Black lives.

Jennifer Chudy (2021-05-24). Support for Black Lives Matter Surged Last Year. Did It Last? zcomm.org Did George Floyd's death catalyze support for Black Lives Matter? If so, for how long and for whom?>

Oliver Broudy (2021-05-24). Now Comes the Reckoning: Black Lives Matter Hits the Labor Movement. commondreams.org "The time for playing nice with corporate interests may be coming to an end." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ralph Nader (2021-05-24). Biden: End Your Co-Belligerent Backing of Israeli War Crimes. globalresearch.ca As Senator, Vice …

Dean Baker (2021-05-24). Vaccinating the World: If We Had Grown Ups in Charge. cepr.net People in policy debates are not supposed to question the desirability of patent monopolies as a mechanism for financing the development of new drugs and vaccines. After all, why ask a question that could jeopardize the profits of some of the world's largest corporations? But, since I live out in Southern Utah, far away from …

Staff (2021-05-24). Amid Gaza Ceasefire, Israel Arrests Hundreds & Continues "Colonial Violence" in Occupied Palestine. democracynow.org The United Nations is appealing to the world to address the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza following the 11-day Israeli assault that killed 248 Palestinians, including 66 children, and injured more than 1,700 people. The U.N. is estimating that at least 6,000 residents of Gaza were left homeless after their homes were bombed by Israel, which has maintained a blockade on Gaza for the past 14 years. Tensions also remain high in Jerusalem, where dozens of Jewish settlers backed by Israeli security forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound Friday and Israeli authorities are continuing the campaign to forcibly e…

Middle East Eye (2021-05-24). 'She Was Too Vocal': Outrage Grows over AP Journalist Fired for Pro-Palestine Views. globalresearch.ca The Associated Press …

Yasser Abed (2021-05-24). The People of Palestine Have Been Terrorized. globalresearch.ca For a moment …

Moderator (2021-05-24). Chris Hedges and Author Mitchell Plitnick on "Except for Palestine" scheerpost.com On this week's "On Contact," 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 …

Fight Back (2021-05-24). Grand Rapids, MI: 200 March for Palestine. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – 200 protesters, primarily Palestinians and Arab Americans, took to the streets of Grand Rapids, May 22, in solidarity with the Palestinian resistance movement and demanding an end to U.S. support for the state of Israel. This is the second "Free Palestine" protest organized by local activists. | "The Palestinian resistance won a major victory this week, but there is still much more work to be done to fully free the Palestinian people," said organizer Olivia Lashley, "We need to do our part as Americans by pressuring the U.S. government to cut aid to the genocidal Israeli state." | Protesters c…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-24). In Al-Aqsa, Sheikh Jarrah and Rest of Palestine, Israeli Oppression Continues. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch Jewish settlers invade the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday. Photo: Palestine Chronicle While the ceasefire has ended the bombing in Gaza, violence against Palestinians continues across the occupied territories. The Al-Aqsa compound was invaded on Friday and Sunday and Palestinian organizations have warned of mass arrests by Israel Days after a ceasefire was…

_____ (2021-05-24). The US Isn't An Israel Puppet, Israel Isn't A US Puppet. popularresistance.org Nearly 200,000 protesters attended a pro-Palestine demonstration in Central London on Saturday afternoon, another clear sign that support for Palestinian rights is becoming increasingly mainstream and the imperialists are losing control of the Israel narrative. | The real consequence of this is that people will begin losing trust in the government and media institutions which support Israel, because without trust the empire can't propagandize people, and without the ability to propagandize us our rulers cannot rule. There's no risk for Israel of losing US backing due to the US government suddenly evolving a consc…

Victor Grossman (2021-05-24). In Germany, mainstream media backs Israeli attacks on Palestinians. peoplesworld.org BERLIN—It's no great surprise that most German media, reporting on the Israel-Palestine war, was one-sided and misleading! There were samples of fairer treatment at first, showing the demolition of Palestinian homes, the shutdown of a meeting place for young people, the far-rightist gangs marching in East Jerusalem chanting "Death to Arabs," the invasion of al-Aqsa …

contributors (2021-05-24). Eman Askar's TikTok deep-history 'Song for Palestine' goes Viral with 10 mn Views in 48 Hours. juancole.com "A song telling the story of Palestine has gone viral on social media. TikToker Eman Askar —

Anonymous103 (2021-05-24). Hezbollah: Powerless Against Gaza, Israel is Doomed to Disappear. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Speech by Sayed Hashem Safi al-Din, Head of the Executive Office of Hezbollah, on May 17, 2021, at a rally in support of Gaza and Palestine, held in the southern suburbs of Beirut (Dahiyeh), four days before the ceasefire. | Translation: Transcript: | In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. | Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds, and prayers & greetings be upon our Master and Prophet, Abul…

Alex Bainbridge (2021-05-24). Photos: Thousands march again for Palestine after ceasefire. greenleft.org.au Tens of thousands of people protested against the Israeli assault on Gaza and East Jerusalem on May 22 (and May 23 in Perth). This came the day after a "ceasefire" was announced between Israel and Hamas and a few days after an historic general strike by Palestinians throughout the entire region of historic Palestine.

Staff (2021-05-24). Outrage Over Israel's Human Rights Violations Is Fueling the Global BDS Movement. truthout.org Israeli police are now This latest attack on Palestinian rights comes just days after Israeli police once again attacked Palestinians at Al Aqsa Mosque,…

Staff (2021-05-24). Israel Arrests Hundreds and Continues Colonial Violence in Occupied Palestine. truthout.org The United Nations is appealing to the world to address the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza following the 11-day Israeli assault that killed 248 Palestinians, including 66 children, and injured more than 1,700 people. The U.N. is estimating that at least 6,000 residents of Gaza were left homeless after their homes were bombed by Israel, which has maintained a blockade on Gaza for the past 14 years. Tensions also remain high in Jerusalem, where dozens of Jewish settlers backed by Israeli sec…

The Socialist Program (2021-05-24). An Empire in Decline: Unmasking U.S. Strategies to Dominate the Globe. liberationnews.org As the United States' power declines, the managers of U.S. empire are scrambling to come up with new approaches to maintain their dominant position around the globe.

WSWS (2021-05-24). Statements of support from New Zealand, Australia and the US for a full investigation of the Pike River mine disaster. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site is publishing statements from readers throughout the world in support of the families of those who died in the 2010 Pike River mine disaster, who are fighting to uncover the truth about the cause of the disaster and for those responsible brought to justice.

WSWS (2021-05-25). Educators and workers must take control of the response to the global pandemic! wsws.org We are uniting educators in Michigan with those across the US and internationally, together with autoworkers and workers in all industries, in a common struggle to take control of the response to the pandemic into our own hands.

Kathy Durkin (2021-05-25). Global protests demand 'Stop Israel's genocide!'. workers.org The whole world is watching in horror as Israel bombs Gaza. As of May 17, the Zionist state has killed nearly 200 people, 58 of them children. With military precision, Israel's bombs are aimed at civilian targets, family homes, refugee camps, hospitals and schools. Israeli missiles razed to the ground . . . |

Gloria Rubac (2021-05-25). Texas execution exposes death penalty racism. workers.org Texas has shown the world that this racist state should not be in the business of killing. Quintin Jones, an African American man, was denied clemency by the Texas Board of Pardons and Gov. Greg Abbott and was legally lynched at 6: 40 p.m., May 19. Jones' clemency appeal was . . . |

WSWS (2021-05-25). "We're cannon fodder, that's all"—Indian health care workers cry out for basic PPE as official deaths skyrocket past 300,000. wsws.org Health care workers in India and around the globe face horrific working conditions that have contributed to more than 17,000 deaths from COVID-19 among them worldwide.

WSWS (2021-05-25). Dominic Cummings: Former advisor reveals Johnson government's herd immunity plan envisaged 800,000 deaths in UK. wsws.org Cummings reveals that the government discussed the hitherto unknown Operation Nimbus, which contemplated the deaths of 800,000 people with "schools told stay open," while 33 million cases of Covid-19 engulfed the population over a "16 week wave".

WSWS (2021-05-25). UK: Intensive care nurse who treated Prime Minister Johnson quits, citing "cesspool of COVID" conditions. wsws.org Neither the government, nor the Labour and trade union bureaucracy want an examination of the policy of placing profits over lives that is responsible for the situation she describes.

WSWS (2021-05-25). Godzilla vs. Kong: Impressive visuals and sound design can't hide the absence of artistic value. wsws.org Godzilla vs. Kong challenges its viewers to reduce their mental faculties.

WSWS (2021-05-25). Rank-and-file Volvo workers demand release of full contract as terms of UAW's secret deal leak out. wsws.org The United Auto Workers continues to conceal the terms of a new six-year contract proposal from nearly 3,000 Volvo Truck workers at the New River Valley plant in Dublin, Virginia.

WSWS (2021-05-25). Israel to carry out more mass arrests of Palestinians in pursuit of ethnic cleansing. wsws.org Thousands of Israeli security forces from "all units", including border guards and reserve brigades, are to be deployed to carry out raids in the towns and cities with a large Palestinian population—with more than 500 Palestinian homes expected to be raided in the coming days.

WSWS (2021-05-25). Australian public mental health workers take stopwork action. wsws.org Victorian mental health workers are set to strike and march to state parliament to fight for urgently needed better pay and conditions.

WSWS (2021-05-25). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Five hundred teachers and supporters in Chiapas demanded the release of students from the Mactumactzá Normal School in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. Meanwhile, the Manitoba provincial authorities ruled against protests by Manitoba Hydro workers, who are seeking a new contract.

WSWS (2021-05-25). Behind Tesla's rise, part 2: Former Tesla worker speaks out on grueling, unsafe working conditions. wsws.org A former Tesla worker spoke to the WSWS about the callous indifference to worker safety that underlies much of the company's massive valuation.

WSWS (2021-05-25). New Zealand: Wellington bus drivers reject second pay offer, vote for strikes. wsws.org Over 200 bus drivers voted for further strike action, rejecting a cash payment from NZ Bus in exchange for the gutting of overtime and penalty rates.

Daniel Fresno (2021-05-25). øEl planeta necesita que lo salven? globalizacion.ca Un vecino del barrio viene impulsando un proyecto muy interesante. Recicla cubiertas de auto viejas, las pinta con colores muy vistosos y las usa como canteros en los que cultiva alimentos. Empezó en su vereda y de a poco fue…

Julio Yao Villalaz (2021-05-25). Responsabilidad de Proteger 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 Presidente…

Eduardo Aliverti (2021-05-25). Argentina — Hace falta que los gestos acompañen. globalizacion.ca Si hay acuerdo con que las categorías simbólicas son trascendentales y hasta decisivas, en principio anotemos un punto para la pérfida pero inteligente estrategia de los medios opositores: rige el confinamiento. "Cuarentena" cayó en desuso porque ya no tiene la…

Eduardo Paz Rada (2021-05-25). Bolivia — Seis frentes desestabilizadores al gobierno del MAS. globalizacion.ca Cuando el gobierno del presidente Luis Arce del Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS) cumple seis meses con acciones para enfrentar las crisis sanitaria, económica y social, después de once meses de gobierno de facto como efecto de un golpe de estado,…

Mike Ervin (2021-05-24). Smart Ass Cripple: The Great Infrastructure Debate. progressive.org One lawmaker's idea of infrastructure is another lawmaker's idea of a frivolous socialist scheme to bankrupt the United States.

WSWS (2021-05-24). The lessons of the 1994 Moura mine disaster in Australia. wsws.org Socialist Equality Party (Australia) member Terry Cook delivered this speech at the Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) May 8 webinar, "Ten years after the Pike River mine disaster."

Editorial Team (2021-05-24). All the questions socialists have about China but were too afraid to ask. challenge-magazine.org Alexander Norton interviews Keith Lamb on how China's self-proclaimed socialist system measures up to the expectations of a Western socialist expat from Scotland who has lived through almost two decades of drastic change in the world's emerging superpower | In the 1990s and 2000s conventional Western wisdom was that China had long abandoned socialism. But by 2018, when president Xi Jinping lauded Marx as the greatest thinker of modern times at the closing speech of a 2-week celebration of his 200th anniversary and reaffirmed China's commitment to his vision of communism, many on the left — and the right…

John Buell (2021-05-24). On How there is no Restaurant Worker Shortage, only a Shortage of Safe Jobs with Adequate Pay. juancole.com From the earliest days of the Pandemic relief initiatives business lobbies and conservative pundits have griped about the $600 Federal Unemployment Insurance supplement. They complained that combined state and federal programs would give many employed workers more income than they received in their current jobs. Workers would have an incentive to stay home to sit …

_____ (2021-05-24). War And Climate Disasters Displaced A Record Of 55 Million People In 2020. popularresistance.org Amid a raging global pandemic, a record 55 million people were displaced from their homes but still living in their countries by the end of 2020, according to the latest report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center. | While the figures have been increasing steadily for over a decade, as per the Geneva-based center's annual reports, ferocious storms, floods and conflicts displaced more people within their own country in 2020 — in spite of the global pandemic — than in any other year covered by the IDMC's reporting. Shockingly, the report found that internally displaced people outnumbered ref…

Gavin Phillips (2021-05-24). COVID-19 and the PCR Test — No Pandemic, Only Junk Data! globalresearch.ca Our world, once …

WSWS (2021-05-24). Abandonment of health measures threatens US COVID-19 resurgence. wsws.org As dangerous new variants of COVID-19 surge throughout the globe, the United States is systematically ending all measures to contain the ongoing pandemic.

WHO Watch Team (2021-05-24). As World Health Assembly starts, solidarity is missing from the agenda. peoplesdispatch.org The 74th World Health Assembly that began on Monday will have to deal with a host of challenges at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the stark inequalities in every aspect of health across the globe…

WSWS (2021-05-24). COVID-19 breaks out in Taiwan, with daily case numbers above 100. wsws.org Despite the resurgence of the pandemic globally, Taipei continued to ease restrictions, leading to what is now a dangerous outbreak.

David Alfego, Adam Sullivan, Brian Poirier, Jonathan Williams, Dorothy Adcock, Stanley Letovsky (2021-05-24). [Research Paper] A population-based analysis of the longevity of SARS-CoV-2 antibody seropositivity in the United States. thelancet.com Observational data from a national clinical laboratory, though limited by an epidemiological view of the U.S. population, offer an encouraging timeline for the development and sustainability of antibodies up to ten months from natural infection and could inform post-pandemic planning.

Robert Reich (2021-05-24). Government Can Be the Solution: Eight Lessons From the Pandemic. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Zachary Conti (2021-05-24). 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.

Naomi Wolf (2021-05-24). The Fascism Construction Manual. indybay.org Immediately after the proclamation of this pandemic, many elements of absolute all-around totalitarianism were put into effect in most countries of the West, even in countries that had previously been robust democracies. All of this happened very quickly and comprehensively.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-05-24). It's Past Time to End U.S. Funding of Israeli Violence. counterpunch.org At the end of 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic was continuing to ravage the populations of many nations, Israel stood out as a success story, administering more doses of vaccines to its modest-sized 9-million-strong population than any other country after China, the U.S., and the UK. Today, more than 60 percent of Israelis are vaccinated,

John Kendall Hawkins (2021-05-24). Dylan at 80: A Sonnet of Appreciation. counterpunch.org Dylan at 80: A Sonnet of Appreciation Been around almost as long the war with Russia, a child of Odessa blues, who spat at Ellsberg,* like Dad did the Tsar, went hunting Woody's career, filled his shoes, got himself condemned by the left and right — became the Wandering Jew, harp and guitar, on a

Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-24). So What Exactly is Biden's Israel Policy? counterpunch.org So just what is the Biden administration's policy towards Israel? Why did Biden take so long to respond to the violence as it spiraled out of control in Jerusalem and Gaza? Why do Biden's repeated "Israel has the right of self-defense" litanies so closely match the positions of his predecessor, despite the wide disparity between

Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-24). 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.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-05-24). Afghan Nationalism Faces Existential Challenge. globalresearch.ca Afghan conundrum is …

Alessandra Korap Munduruku, Darryl Knudsen, Irikefe V. Dafe (2021-05-24). Rivers are Key to Restoring the World's Biodiversity. counterpunch.org Alessandra Korap Munduruku is a Munduruku Indigenous woman leader from Indigenous Reserve Praia do Ândio in the Brazilian Amazon. She is a member of Pariri, a local Munduruku association, as well as the Munduruku Wakoborûn Women's Association. In 2020, Alessandra won the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award for her work defending the culture, livelihoods and rights of Indigenous peoples in Brazil. | Darryl Knudsen is the executive director of International Rivers. He has 20 years' experience channeling the power of civil society movements to create enduring, positive change toward social and environmental justice…

Juan Cole (2021-05-24). Irish Parties and People demand Expulsion of Israeli ambassador, Fines for importing Settler-made Goods. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The recent Israeli assault on the Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank, and the bombardment of Gaza, has stirred passions in the Irish Republic, where public opinion has swung around to be strongly in favor of Palestinian rights and critical of the Apartheid, Occupation government of Israel. Rallies have …

Bilge Nesibe Kotan (2021-05-24). The Destruction of a Famed Gaza Bookstore Severs a Crucial Lifeline. globalresearch.ca The destruction of …

Patrick Cockburn (2021-05-24). Biden's Timid Gaza Intervention Won't Count for Much But US Reaction Against Israel has Changed Significantly. counterpunch.org During the Israeli bombardment of Beirut in August 1982, President Ronald Reagan phoned Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to express his "shock" and "outrage" at Israeli airstrikes and artillery fire on the Lebanese capital, demanding that they be stopped immediately. He said that Israeli actions were causing "needless destruction and bloodshed" and had halted US-led negotiations to bring about an end to the crisis.

WSWS (2021-05-24). Thousands demonstrate in Chicago to oppose Israeli slaughter in Gaza. wsws.org Several thousand protesters marched in downtown Chicago on Friday to oppose the brutal US-backed Israeli war on Gaza.

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.

WSWS (2021-05-24). Israeli provocations continue as scale of Gaza damage emerges. wsws.org The United Nations said nearly 450 buildings had been damaged, including six hospitals, 53 schools and 11 primary healthcare centres, as well as more than 1,000 homes.

Staff (2021-05-24). Headlines for May 24, 2021. democracynow.org Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Holds as Gazans Face Grief and Destruction After Israeli Assault, India's Official COVID Death Toll Passes 300,000, Latin America Tops 1 Million Deaths, Average of Daily U.S. Coronavirus Infections Falls Below 30,000 for First Time Since June, Biden Administration to Extend Temporary Protected Status to 100,000 Haitians in U.S., Belarus Uses Fake Bomb Threat to Divert Plane and Arrest Journalist Critical of President, Deposed Burmese Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Appears in Court for First Time Since February 1 Coup, Bangladeshi Journalist Rozina Islam, Who Reported on Corruption, Granted Bail Af…

Juan Cole (2021-05-24). Irish Parties and People demand Expulsion of Israeli ambassador. zcomm.org The recent Israeli assault on the Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank, and the bombardment of Gaza, has stirred passions in the Irish Republic…

Marilyn Garson (2021-05-24). Israel's Assault on Gaza by Bomb, Then Slow Strangulation. commondreams.org "The risk to Gaza now is the risk of our disengagement before we have brought down the walls. That is the task; nothing less. This time, Gaza must go free." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mosab Abu Toha (2021-05-24). In Gaza, It's Now Time to Count Family Members. thenation.com In Gaza, It's Now Time to Count Family Members…

Mosab Abu Toha (2021-05-24). In Gaza, It's Now Time to Count Our Family Members. thenation.com In Gaza, It's Now Time to Count Our Family Members…

DLI (2021-05-24). 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.

Labor Video Project (2021-05-24). The People United Will Never Be Defeated! SF Rally Against Attacks On Palestinian People. indybay.org Over 1,000 Palestinians and opponents of the attacks on Palestinians in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank rallied and spoke out in San Francisco on 5/22/21…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-24). George Floyd commemoration features demands for comprehensive police reform. peoplesworld.org MINNEAPOLIS—Commemoration of the first anniversary of unarmed Black man George Floyd's murder last May 25 by then-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin features demands for comprehensive police reform to root out systemic law enforcement racism. The Floyd family established a foundation to promote that cause, and it sponsored three days of events in the Twin Cities. Calls …

Saheli Chowdhury (2021-05-24). Syrian Refugees and Residents Abroad Vote Massively in Presidential Elections. orinocotribune.com May 23 (Special for OrinocoTribune.com)—On Thursday, May 20, Syrian refugees and residents in different countries around the world voted in massive numbers at Syrian diplomatic missions that were turned into polling centers for the presidential elections. This was the first day of voting in a two-day process—within Syria, citizens will go to polls on May 26. | The generally peaceful electoral process was only marred by xenophobic attacks against Syrian voters in Beirut, Lebanon, that killed one voter, reported Syria News. | The first country to open the polling centers was Australia, where Syrians reg…

Eds. (2021-05-24). It's all protest music: Bob Dylan at 80. mronline.org Wherever the forces of destruction attempt to cut down trees, pollute our air and water, and rip away the earth for minerals, women have been leading the resistance. In the cities and communities, women have fought for clean water, air, and land for their families to flourish. | May 24, 2021…

teleSUR Desk (2021-05-24). AP sacks correspondent critical of Israel. mronline.org Emily Wilder had been targeted by extremist Zionist media outlets. | May 24, 2021 | Newswire…

Editor2 (2021-05-24). Targeting Nicaragua: How Billionaire Foundations Fund NGOs to Advance US Foreign Policy Goals. orinocotribune.com By Rick Sterling — May 21, 2021 | 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 meg…

Tim Sullivan (2021-05-24). A small U.S. city, battered by the virus, tells its stories. peoplesworld.org CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — The beleaguered people of Central Falls moved quickly through the high school gym's injection stations and then to rest on dozens of metal folding chairs, borrowed from the Knights of Columbus. Immunity was at hand, but no one was celebrating. Central Falls — the poorest and smallest city in the …

David Swanson (2021-05-24). What The New Acceptability of the Lab Leak Origin Tells Us About Media Outlets. warisacrime.org Have you noticed that a lot of science writers have lately been saying that they were perfectly right a year ago to mock and condemn even considering a lab leak origin for Coronavirus but that now it's perfectly proper to admit that Coronavirus may very well have come from a lab? It seems to be …

Danny Shaw (2021-05-24). This is not a Crisis — This is a Rebellion: A Report from the Front Lines of Haiti. orinocotribune.com By Danny Shaw — May 11, 2021 | All of Haitian society is in revolt. | A mambo and hougan—the traditional voudou priestess and priest—lead ancestral ceremonies before rallies take the streets and block the central arteries of Port-au-Prince, Cap HaàØtien, and other Haitian cities and towns. After one of their members was kidnapped, leaders of the Protestant Church directed its congregation to halt all activities at noon on Wednesday and bat tenèb. Bat tenèb, literally "beat the darkness," is a call for all sectors of Haitian society to beat pots, pans, street lights and anything else as a g…

Roger Harris (2021-05-24). U.S. trying to extradite Venezuelan Diplomat for the "crime" of securing food for the hungry: the case of Alex Saab v. The Empire. mronline.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. | May 24, 2021…

Aidan Jonah (2021-05-24). Canadian Media Launches Sinophobic Anti-China Campaign, Amid Years of Attacks on Chinese-Canadian Institutions. orinocotribune.com Over the past few weeks there has been a ramping up of a sinophobic anti-China campaign by Canadian media. This campaign comes in total disregard of the clear links between rampant Sinophobia and the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes across the continent, including Canada. The core element of this campaign is a push to create the impression among Canadians that China is plotting to subvert Canadian "democracy" and infiltrate Canadian institutions. The groups used as proxies to push these dangerous narratives: Hong Kong "pro-democracy" dissident groups in Canada, and "Uyghur rights" groups and their imperialis…

Rick Sterling (2021-05-24). Why Shady Billionaire-Funded NGOs Pushed a PBS Report on Nicaraguan "Conflict Beef" mintpressnews.com MISKITO COAST, NICARAGUA — There is much truth in the old saying, "He who pays the piper, calls the tune," and the neoliberal era has spawned individuals with incredible wealth who, through "philanthropy," can feel good and flex their influence at the same time. While these philanthropists can be liberal on some issues, they almost universally support U.S. foreign policy and the "free market;" and, 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…

The Empire Files (2021-05-24). AUDIO: Empire Files — The Beginning of the End for Israel. liberationnews.org The past two weeks have revealed a tectonic shift in public opinion towards the Israeli colonial regime.

Ajit Niranjan (2021-05-24). As temperatures rise, extreme weather displaces record numbers of people. peoplesworld.org Storms, floods, wildfires and droughts drove more than 30 million people from their homes last year, as rising temperatures wrought extra chaos on the climate, according to a report published Thursday by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC). Together with wars and violence, which forced 9.8 million people to flee within their borders, extreme weather brought …

Al Neal (2021-05-24). Olympic sized Covid problems for Japan ahead of the Summer Games. peoplesworld.org The 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games are now two months away, and the situation does not look good. Current polls show over 80 per cent of the population want the games cancelled. The results are not surprising following the extension of a Covid-19 state of emergency in Tokyo and nine other major cities. Still, there have been no calls by …

Paige Fernandez (2021-05-24). Brooklyn Center Provides a Model for Re-Examining Public Safety. aclu.org Daunte Wright and Kobe Dimock-Hesiler should still be alive today. | Instead, both of their lives were cut short by Brooklyn Center Police. Daunte Wright was killed at just 20 years old after being pulled over due to expired registration. Wright's killing joins a long list of Black people whose lives were taken at the hands of law enforcement due to the unnecessary criminalization of minor, petty offenses that are the largest cause of police killings. Eric Garner was killed by an NYPD officer for selling loose cigarettes without a tax stamp, Rekia Boyd and her friends for making noise in a park, and Walter Sco…

Staff (2021-05-24). After Record Deportations, Biden Grants 100K Haitians Chance for Temporary Protected Status. democracynow.org The Biden administration is granting more than 100,000 Haitians in the United States the chance to gain temporary protected status, or TPS, which includes work permits and protection from deportation while Haiti suffers a political crisis. Haitian President Jovenel MoàØse continues to refuse calls to step down, even as human rights groups report he has sanctioned attacks against civilians in impoverished neighborhoods in Port-au-Prince, with targeted assassinations and threats against government critics carried out with impunity. President Joe Biden deported more Haitians during his first two months than D…

Staff (2021-05-24). "Brutal & Gratuitous": Family of Ronald Greene Demands Justice After Video Shows Deadly Traffic Stop. democracynow.org New bodycam footage is raising more questions about the deadly arrest of a Black man, Ronald Greene, in Louisiana during a 2019 traffic stop in the city of Monroe. Family members said police originally told them Greene died in a car accident, but the Associated Press obtained video of Louisiana state troopers electrocuting, beating and dragging Greene. Greene's family has filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit, and Greene's death is also being federally investigated. Lee Merritt, a civil rights attorney representing the family of Ronald Greene, says the family had to fight for a year and a half before being allow…

Hugo Murphy (2021-05-24). The Weekly Round-up: Criminal justice scandals and 'prison-like' hotels for victims of modern slavery. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: Failures of the criminal justice system were once again under the spotlight this week. On Wednesday, business minister Paul Scully announced a statutory inquiry into the sub-postmaster scandal, following widespread outrage at one of the greatest miscarriages of justice un UK legal history. After the Court of Appeal quashed the convictions of 39 former …

Global Research News (2021-05-24). Selected Articles: Bombshell: Nobel Prize Winner Reveals — COVID Vaccine Is 'Creating Variants'. globalresearch.ca By While it is understood that viruses mutate, causing variants, French Virologist and Nobel Prize Winner Luc Montagnier contends that "it is the …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-24). U.S. Secretary of State assures Ukraine of support for NATO membership plan. mronline.org U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Kiev today. | May 24, 2021…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-24). Another Turkish Officer Killed In Iraqi Kurdistan. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 24, the Turkish Defense Ministry reported that a 25-year-old serviceman of the Turkish Armed Forces had died during the operation in northern Iraq. He was injured during the landing and died of wounds in the hospital. | The same day, the Turkish Defense Ministry has published a video of the elimination of four Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) fighters in the Iraqi province of Dakuk. According to the Turkish special services, two pickup trucks loaded with weapons, which…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-24). Temporary Technical Agreement On Monitoring At Iranian Nuclear Facilities Prolonged. southfront.org Illustrative image | The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran have agreed to extend a temporary technical agreement on monitoring at the Iranian nuclear facilities until June 24, according to IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi. A three-month monitoring deal between Tehran and the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency As a result of talks hel…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-24). Military Situation In Somalia On May 24, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 19, six Somali government soldiers, including a commander killed in roadside bomb blast in the outskirt of Jowhar town | On May 21, A group of soldiers opened fire on a vehicle with five women including a 13-year-old girl in Daynile of Mogadishu | On May 22, at least six al-Shabaab militants were killed and their bases destroyed in a military operation in the village of Af-ad on the outskirts of Buloburte district | On May 24, unknown gunmen attacked civilians in Balan…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-24). Iran's Inspection Deal With Internatoinal Atomic Agency Expired. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The speaker of Iran's parliament said a three-month monitoring deal between Tehran and the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency has expired. | As a result, its access to images from inside some Iranian nuclear sites would cease."From May 22 and with the end of the three-month agreement, the (IAEA) agency will have no access to data collected by cameras inside the nuclear facilities agreed under the agreement," state TV quoted parliament speaker Mohammad Baqer Ghalibaf as saying. | The…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-24). Liz Cheney, Dick Cheney and the Rule of Law. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | One could not accuse US Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming of having a sense of irony. For some time, she has felt her party to be the hostage of a ghoulish monster who refuses to be slayed. And she fears her party has fallen out of love for the rule of law. | In being ousted from the third spot in the leadership of the Republican Conference in the House, Cheney has found a new morality. In her

Anonymous007 (2021-05-24). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On May 24, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Pivdenne shelled the Gagarin mine in Gorlovka with grenade launchers | 2. UAF in Pesky shelled Donetsk city with 120-mm artillery | 3. UAF in Vodyanoe shelled DPR forces in Leninskoe with grenade launchers | 4. UAF in Granitnoe shelled DPR forces in Novaya Marevka with grenade launchers | 5. DPR forces Novolaspa targeted UAF positions in Starognatovka with grenade launchers | 6. DPR forces in Gorlovka shelled UAF positions in Katerynivka with grenade lau…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-24). Russia Developing Two Smaller Hypersonic Missiles For Its Tu-22M3 And Su-34 Bombers. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Testing of a new small-sized hypersonic missile "Ostrota" that is to be equipped on Russia's bombers should begin next year, Izvestia Aircraft armed with such ammunition will become part of the Russian non-nuclear deterrent force. | The new missiles will help Russia maintain a leading position in this high-tech type of weapon. It is alle…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-24). In Videos: Two Israelis Wounded In Jerusalem Stabbing Attack. southfront.org Illustrative image | On May 24, an Israeli soldier and a civilian were stabbed in east Jerusalem. The attack took place at the Givat ha-Tahmoshet tram stop in Jerusalem, near the central Israeli police headquarters and not far from Sheikh Jarah. The terrorist was killed on the spot by a police officer. The incident was claimed to be a terrorist attack."Around 1: 30 p.m., an assailant arrived at the light rail station, pulled out a knife and used it to injure two people there. Officers who were on the scene responded quick…

Staff (2021-05-24). Restaurant Workers Say They Won't Return to Work Without a Living Wage. truthout.org On May 20, 2021, about 50 service worker leaders at One Fair Wage, an organization I lead that brings together service workers to demand a living wage, gathered to take an official vote on whether to go on a "wage strike." Some workers had already left the restaurant industry and were considering not returning, and some had stayed, doing the work of two or even three workers in understaffed environments. All were united in their determination not to continue to work for anything less than a full, li…

Staff (2021-05-24). Republicans Are Against Science, Elections, Democracy, Journalism — and You. truthout.org Watching the puddle of cowardice grow under Kevin McCarthy and congressional Republicans as they flee the very Capitol sack commission they demanded on January 7, one might think: Surely this is the worst, the bottom? Surely these are the telltale scorch marks in the far clearing of the woods, the remnants of some sinister art at work in the dead of night? | Nope, I realize time and again. It's just Republicans doing their eternal thing right out here for all to see. | This is Republicanism in my l…

Staff (2021-05-24). Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline Battle Heats Up in Michigan. truthout.org When Enbridge Line 5 was built in 1953, the notion of tribal consultation was often overlooked by states and corporations. | In those days, pipeline construction was a simple matter. The company paid the state of Michigan

Staff (2021-05-24). A Growing International Movement Is Calling for a "People's Vaccine" truthout.org On a sunny April morning in Philadelphia, Tifrah Akhtar was racing the clock to pick up a rushed-printed sign. Her sign read, in bold letters: "President Biden, Do What You Promised and #FREETHEVACCINE." | Less than 72 hours before, Akhtar had heard President Biden was coming to Philadelphia to speak at an Amtrak station. She'd seen an opportunity, and with help from her six organizer roommates and community organizations like Reclaim Philadelphia, Vietlead, and others, word spread. Approximately 70 peo…

Toward increasing Networking (2021-05-24). 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.

Johanna Fernández, posted by Jamal Journal (2021-05-24). 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).

David Price (2021-05-24). Anthropologist Laura Nader on the Lost Art of the Letter. counterpunch.org During the past six decades anthropologist Laura Nader (University of California, Berkeley) has shaped anthropological analysis in important ways relating to how the discipline understands power relations. Her new book, Letters to and from an Anthropologist is a curated collection of her personal correspondence, featuring exchanges with public figures, everyday people, politicians, students whose lives

Ali Abunimah (2021-05-24). Bernie Sanders says "tone down the rhetoric" on Israel's crimes. electronicintifada.net Senator fits mold of "white moderate" condemned by Martin Luther King Jr.

Staff (2021-05-24). Venezuela to Start New Vaccination Phase with 1.3 Million Doses from China. orinocotribune.com The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced that 1.3 million new COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in the country from China, which would help to accelerate mass vaccination in the country. | During his speech this Sunday, May 23, the president clarified that a new phase of vaccination will start this week, with the aim to get 70% of the population vaccinated by the end of August. | "This week, a new phase of vaccination starts in the country; 1,300,000 new vaccines arrived in Venezuelans from China. More vaccines are arriving this week, and even more doses are yet to come," he stated in his Sunday address…

Staff (2021-05-24). Venezuela's COVID-19 Sunday Brief: 1,293 New Cases, 14 Deaths and 93% Recovery Rate. orinocotribune.com On Sunday, May 23, Venezuelan Minister for Communication and Information, Freddy àëáñez, informed that in the last 24 hours 1,293 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Venezuela, of which 1,291 were community transmissions and 2 were imported cases. | àëáñez informed that the state with the most infections is Zulia, with 299 cases in 16 of its 21 municipalities. | The rest of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). 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 …

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.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). 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 …

George Monbiot (2021-05-24). Britain's borders: wide open to Covid, slammed shut for people in need. zcomm.org The government has gone to extreme lengths to close our borders to refugees and people seeking work, yet has left them wide open to Covid-19…

Akash Mehta (2021-05-24). How New York State Let Covid-19 Run Rampant in Prisons. thenation.com How New York State Let Covid-19 Run Rampant in Prisons…

Akash Mehta (2021-05-24). Criminal Negligence: How New York State Let Covid-19 Run Rampant in Prisons. thenation.com Criminal Negligence: How New York State Let Covid-19 Run Rampant in Prisons…

Renee Nal (2021-05-24). Bombshell: Nobel Prize Winner Reveals — COVID Vaccine Is 'Creating Variants'. globalresearch.ca While it is …

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-24). Jewish groups that aid Israel's war crimes can't deny all responsibility for those crimes. zcomm.org Israel's apologists — whether Jews or non-Jews — cannot deny all responsibility for Israel's war crimes when they actively aid and abet Israel in committing those crimes…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-24). Coronavirus Travels and Cruising with Viking. counterpunch.org 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

Norman Solomon (2021-05-24). Why Israel Blows Up Media Offices and Targets Journalists. indybay.org Trying to dim the lights on a killing spree…

RobertAlvarez (2021-05-24). There Is No "Border Crisis" ips-dc.org U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) temporarily closed the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego on the morning of Nov. 19, 2018. With Why? Because thousands of migrants, primarily from Central America,…

WSWS (2021-05-24). Australia: Transport Workers Union calls for food delivery minimum wage. wsws.org Wednesday's rally was a pitch to Uber and other gig-economy employers to utilise the union as an industrial police force.

_____ (2021-05-24). Workers At Steel Giant ArcelorMittal Go On Strike. popularresistance.org Canada – In northeastern Quebec, 2,500 ArcelorMittal workers have been on strike since May 10. The strikers, who work in mines, port facilities, rail lines and offices belonging to the Luxembourg-based multinational, are represented by five locals of the United Steelworkers (USW/ Métallos ) and are affiliated with the Quebec Federation of Labour (QFL), the largest labour organization in Quebec with more than 600,000 members. | The strike follows workers' unequivocal rejection of ArcelorMittal's "final and comprehensive" offer. Workers voted against the company's May 7 offer by percentages ranging from 97 percent…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-24). Over 800 Algerians detained for questioning in 118th week of Hirak protests. peoplesdispatch.org The latest round of Hirak protests saw police place multiple restrictions in Algiers and other parts of the country. Friday's mobilizations were the second round since the government announced a ban on unauthorized demonstrations…

WSWS (2021-05-24). UAW announces narrow ratification of sellout contract at Nexteer, fueling rank-and-file suspicions of ballot-rigging. wsws.org Saginaw Nexteer workers should establish a rank-and-file committee to demand an audit of the ratification vote supervised by representatives of the workers, not the pro-company UAW.

Carey Gillam (2021-05-24). Chlorpyrifos: Common Pesticide Tied to Brain Damage in Children. globalresearch.ca Chlorpyrifos, a widely …

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-05-24). South African dockworkers to boycott Israeli ships until total liberation of Palestinian people: Union. peoplesdispatch.org The dockworkers continue to boycott work on the Israeli ship Zim Shanghai which arrived at Durban port on May 20. All ships carrying cargo to and from Israel will be boycotted by dockworkers, South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) told Peoples Dispatch…

Fight Back (2021-05-24). Long live the George Floyd Rebellion! fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – The murder of George Floyd and the massive rebellion and protest that followed are the most remembered images of 2020. Unfortunately, images of Black people being lynched and murdered by white people in and out of uniform have been the most haunting images of American history. But the images of rebellion in 2020, of millions of people throughout the USA and the world rising up against racist police repression – and the system of oppression that police tyranny serves and protects – have inspired new hope and courage in the struggle for Black liberation. | The George Floyd and Breonna Taylor rebellion…

WSWS (2021-05-24). Boeing donates $50 million to Virginia Tech University's "Innovation Campus" wsws.org The donation is the largest in the university's history and was announced as part of an effort to focus on "diversity."

Amanda Alcántara (2021-05-24). 'We Are Here' Is A Vibrant Acclamation of Black and Brown Artists. latinorebels.com The book is a colorful and vibrant acclamation to 50 artists whose work captures the voices in our communities—featuring interviews with each creator.

WSWS (2021-05-24). Behind Tesla's rise, part 1: Tesla's market value and Wall Street speculation. wsws.org Tesla's market capitalization is greater than the next three top automakers combined, which collectively produce 44 times as many vehicles as Tesla.

Tamara Nassar (2021-05-24). Leaked Israel lobby documentary now in Arabic. electronicintifada.net Al Jazeera's undercover film was censored after Qatar came under pressure.

Jennifer Dorning (2021-05-24). Unions Are Essential to Racial Justice. progressive.org The advantages of union membership for people of color are not limited to better pay.

_____ (2021-05-24). 'The White Republic': A Response By Gerald Horne. popularresistance.org The good news is that Comrade Bob Wing's analysis represents a step forward in terms of the U.S. Left's understanding of the nation—"republic"—in which it struggles. | The bad news is that the U.S. left has not necessarily kept pace with the U.S. ruling class in terms of similar issues, or even with non-radical African-Americans, for that matter. | Consider the multi-part series on HBO Max (a member in good standing of the much reviled "corporate media") that premiered recently, i.e. Black filmmaker Raoul Peck's "Exterminate All the Brutes," a sweeping analysis and condemnation of settler colonialism…

WSWS (2021-05-24). As National Guard troops withdraw from US Capitol, police reports detail ongoing threats of fascistic violence. wsws.org The warnings indicate that the threat of fascism has not lessened with the election and inauguration of Biden.

John Hickman (2021-05-24). Let Lebanon be Lebanon: Paris should Stop Threatening Beirut with EU Sanctions. juancole.com John Hickman "Governing Lebanon is surely more daunting than governing France."[1] That pearl of wisdom in an essay defending consociational democracy by University of Pennsylvania political scientist Brendan O'Leary has never been more accurate. A delicate balance of domestic interests with institutional vetoes at the best of times, Lebanese politics has been stalemated for months …

WSWS (2021-05-24). 2,500 workers at steel giant ArcelorMittal go on strike on Quebec's North Shore. wsws.org The ArcelorMittal workers must broaden their struggle and make it the spearhead of a working class counteroffensive to put workers' jobs, wages and working conditions ahead of capitalist profit.

Joris Leverink (2021-05-24). Economic Update: Rise and Fall of Labor and Capitalism. roarmag.org On this week's show, Prof. Wolff discusses Congress bills H.R.51 giving statehood to Washington, DC, and H.R.1 countering GOP efforts to restrict voting; and Biden's tax reforms to help pay for new and expanded government programs. | In the second half of the program, Wolff interviews Prof. Michael Hillard on the role of labor in the dramatic rise and fall of Maine's paper industry, a parable for the economic difficulties facing the US today. | You can support this show on

Arjun Walia (2021-05-24). Sweden Says PCR Tests "Cannot be Used to Determine Whether Someone Is Contagious" globalresearch.ca

Andrew Emett (2021-05-24). Former police officer sentenced to prison for use of excessive force. nationofchange.org "When an officer betrays that oath and violates a person's civil rights, that officer must be held accountable. Our community, and our profession, deserve no less."

John Perry (2021-05-24). NPR Should Ask Where Nicaraguan Non-Profits' Money Comes From. counterpunch.org Imagine what would happen if the US media discovered that a candidate in the mid-term elections was under investigation by the FBI for receiving money from a foreign government. Then, suppose it was one that's hostile to the US, perhaps Syria or Iran, and that the same government was also covertly funding election coverage in,

Robert S. Becker (2021-05-24). Justice triumphs, stupidity loses: CNN dumps Santorum for obliterating Native American culture. nationofchange.org Good riddance to bad rightwing Christian warrior rubbish that should have been dumped years ago.

Emanuel Pastreich (2021-05-24). Interpretation and Investigation: The Conspiracy Theory Trap. globalresearch.ca The creation of events that will promote irreconcilable interpretations in different interpretive communities has become a cottage industry for the rich and powerful. The radically divergent tales concerning mass shootings and attacks on minorities does wonders to exacerbate rifts between …

John Whitbeck (2021-05-24). A Biden Speech to Transform the Middle East. counterpunch.org President Biden has a problem. He wishes to escape from the Middle East quagmire and focus American foreign policy on the perceived China threat. However, in the wake of the recent Israeli-Palestinian carnage, there is no escape. He must do something. But what? Doing the same thing yet again while hoping for a different result

Louisa Willcox (2021-05-24). Playing Russian Roulette with Grizzly Matron 399 and the Bears of Yellowstone. counterpunch.org Few if any animals have been more celebrated than 399, the matron grizzly bear of Grand Teton National Park. Each year, families flock to Jackson Hole hoping to catch a glimpse of her shepherding her latest brood — now four irrepressible yearlings. Her grown-up daughter, Grizzly 610, accompanied by two pre-adolescent cubs now as large as she is, generates almost as much excitement. Today, about 10 grizzlies of 399's lineage make their living along Jackson Hole's roads in the company of people.

Ian Morse (2021-05-24). Millions of Electric Cars Are Coming. What Happens to All the Dead Batteries? globalresearch.ca The battery pack …

WSWS (2021-05-24). New Zealand: Sister of Pike River mine disaster victim makes powerful statement demanding continued investigation. wsws.org Olivia Monk's Facebook post demanding the truth about the 2010 disaster that killed 29 men, and opposing the Labour government's plan to end the underground investigation, has received widespread support.

El Faro English (2021-05-24). Political Arrests in Nicaragua and Guatemala. latinorebels.com "Throw them in jail, take their cell phones!" yelled Nicaraguan riot police in a Managua office building complex last Thursday morning as they chased down reporters from international and local outlets.

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.

_____ (2021-05-24). Groups Condemn Police Actions At Fairy Creek. popularresistance.org X ∑m…ôŒ∏k ∑…ôyÃì…ôm (Musqueam), S·∏µwxñwú7mesh (Squamish) and s…ôlilw…ôta…¨ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. — May 21, 2021: The BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) has written to the provincial government and RCMP Commissioner condemning the arbitrary and unlawful RCMP Exclusion Zone in unceded Ditidaht territory. The RCMP have established two checkpoints and roadblocks along the McClure Main and Caycuse Main roads near the Fairy Creek blockade against old-growth logging. | In an open letter t…

Mohamed Elmaazi (2021-05-24). Activists force shutdown of Israeli weapons factory in UK. electronicintifada.net Police still not able to coax activists down after six days, local fire brigade declares support…

The Associated Press (2021-05-24). Floyd's Death Laid Bare the 'Minnesota Paradox' of Racism. latinorebels.com MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd's death under a white Minneapolis police officer's knee severely tarnished Minnesota's reputation as a progressive state on matters of race. Many Black residents say it was never deserved in the first place.

_____ (2021-05-24). Leaks Show DC Cops Justify 'Aggressive' Protest Tactics. popularresistance.org Documents obtained by Al Jazeera appear to show Washington, DC's Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) used a training document to justify "an aggressive police response" to left-wing demonstrations and legal observers, according to experts. | Ransomware group Babuk stole the documents from MPD several weeks ago and asked a bounty of $1m for their return. MPD did not pay, resulting in their leak. | The documents include a January 2019 PowerPoint training presentation hacked from an MPD intelligence officer entitled "First Amendment Training Presentation". | The majority of the presentation features images of myria…

Heather L. Weaver (2021-05-24). An Arizona Prison Forcibly Shaved a Sikh Man's Religiously Mandated Beard. This is a Violation of Religious Freedom. aclu.org Until last year, Surjit Singh's beard had never been trimmed or cut. A devout Sikh, Mr. Singh believes that hair is a divine gift and removing it from the body dishonors God. But in a shocking incident last August, correctional officers processing Mr. Singh's intake at an Arizona prison restrained him and shaved off his beard entirely despite his protests that it would violate his deeply held religious beliefs and despite the fact that federal law protects incarcerated individuals' ability to exercise their faith. Today, along with the ACLU of Arizona, the Sikh Coalition, and the law firm WilmerHale, we filed…

Richard Rhames (2021-05-24). Ruralist's Lament: It's Alive! counterpunch.org We've been farming this plot of land for going on half a century. The fields lay between the ledges and the glacial erratics, and we're only the most recent tillers since "Robert Cole, Yeoman" established a homestead here in 1769. The farm buildings Cole erected were obliterated in a great fire that burned much of

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-24). Patriarchy Is as Cunning as Capitalism. libya360.wordpress.com Raúl Cazal and Alba Carosio Alba Carosio has been a feminist activist since the 1960s. She practices a feminism committed to popular struggles and to the poorest and most excluded women. Nevertheless, she is aware that her reach was limited, until Hugo Chávez became President of the Republic: Women's struggles for their rights pre-existed the…

WSWS (2021-05-24). Reject the CDC's change to masking guidelines! wsws.org An aggregate of west coast rank-and-file committees met Saturday and issued a statement opposing the recent decision by the CDC and the further escalation of policies to reopen schools and non-essential workplaces.

Sam Jacobs (2021-05-24). Weapons of War on Our Streets: The Militarization of America's Police. globalresearch.ca The claim often …

Johanna Kichton (2021-05-24). People's Bailout Coalition Places New York Times Ad With Nearly 200 Progressive Groups Calling on Congress to Go Bigger and Bolder to Deliver Jobs and Justice. peoplesaction.org As Biden Proposes Reducing His Recovery Package, campaigns Urge Congress to Invest $10 Trillion Over Next Decade on Climate, Jobs, and Justice Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 240.206.1145 WASHINGTON, D.C.—The People's Bailout today placed an ad in The New York Times along with three other networks and nearly 200 organizations calling on Congress to go bigger …

Courtenay Barnett (2021-05-24). History: The Inherent Irony in the Palestinian-Israeli Struggle. globalresearch.ca The word 'irony' …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-24). Iran, IAEA agree to extend monitoring deal, give ongoing Vienna talks a chance. peoplesdispatch.org The extension follows the expiry of a three-month agreement signed in February between the Iranian government and the IAEA providing the UN body access to Iranian nuclear sites through photos despite an Iranian law restricting physical inspection…

_____ (2021-05-24). Activists Push To Invest In Community, Not Police. popularresistance.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 as "acting belligerent" and "screaming profanities." That report would remain the only evidence of the incident until s…

Finbarr Toesland (2021-05-24). The Never-Ending Fight Against Conversion Therapy. progressive.org The Born Perfect project is working to end the harmful practice and empower victims and their families.

Fight Back (2021-05-24). International observers arrive in Syria ahead of elections. fightbacknews.org Damascus, Syria – On May 23, an international solidarity delegation arrived in Syria to observe elections set to take place on Wednesday, May 26, when voters will decide the next president of the Syrian Arab Republic. | Syria has been under attack since 2011 when a mix of reactionary militias and foreign mercenaries, some armed and funded by the U.S. and its regional allies, violently seized control of parts of the country with the aim of toppling the anti-imperialist government. Lacking internal unity or coherent popular legitimacy, by 2018 these groups were largely defeated by Syrian forces. Portions of the cou…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-05-24). 'State Treachery to the Extreme': Belarus Accused of Inventing Airplane Bomb Threat to Arrest Dissident Journalist. commondreams.org "There is little doubt that the Belarusian authorities used a false bomb threat and a MiG fighter jet to force an airplane flying from one country of the European Union to another to land with the apparent sole purpose of detaining an exiled critical journalist whom they badly wanted silenced." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-24). #MoralMonday Event Elevates Progressive Push for 'Third Reconstruction' Resolution. commondreams.org In everything we do, we must take the extraordinary wealth that is here in America and design policies that build from the bottom up," says Rep. Pramila Jayapal. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-24). Legal Scholars Detail Why DC Statehood Is Absolutely Constitutional. commondreams.org "When the nation's leading constitutional scholars come together to affirm that statehood is constitutional, we need to listen," declared Stasha Rhodes of 51 for 51. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-24). As Frustration Grows Over GOP Obstruction, Progressives Intensify Demands to Kill Filibuster. commondreams.org "This piece of legislation for an independent commission, that's a good starting place—a reminder why the filibuster needs to go," asserts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-24). 'Don't Abandon Climate, Care, Jobs, and Justice': Activists Decry Biden Concessions to GOP. commondreams.org "Biden needs to stand strong behind his campaign promises for climate change, jobs, and justice." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-24). Advocates Applaud State AGs' Call for Review of Proposed 'Cancer Alley' Petrochemical Plant. commondreams.org "I believe that if there's an honest assessment of the environmental racism behind this project's approval then it will never be permitted," said Sharon Lavigne of RISE St. James. "We must stop Formosa Plastics." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-24). Advocates Hail Ruling Striking Down 'Unconstitutional' Georgia Anti-BDS Law. commondreams.org "This ruling comes at a crucial moment, when millions of Americans are questioning the use of U.S.-provided weapons in the onslaught against the Palestinian people," said PCJF counsel Mara Verheyden-Hilliard. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-24). New Imperial partnership to explore science communication in Poland and the UK. imperial.ac.uk Imperial is to collaborate with four leading universities in Poland to improve science communication in the two countries.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-24). European experts debate emerging tech regulation at Forum panel. imperial.ac.uk An expert panel discussed the upcoming EU AI regulation and how we can responsibly regulate emerging technologies like facial recognition.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). 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 (2021-05-24). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). 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 (2021-05-24). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-24). 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 …

George Ygarza (2021-05-24). In Working-Class NJ Town, Activists Push to Invest in Community, Not Police. zcomm.org Abolitionists are confronting racial capitalism and policing in…

Tom H. Hastings (2021-05-24). Why riot? Toward a typology of social unrest. zcomm.org What is the difference between a riot and a protest? What about demonstrations? A vigil? Civil resistance?>

Tobias Siegal (2021-05-24). Thousands of Jews and Arabs march in Tel Aviv for peace, coexistence. zcomm.org Protesters voiced support for the recent ceasefire between Israel and Hamas and called on the government to take immediate action to reach peace with the Palestinians…

Pip Hinman (2021-05-24). Morrison hardens law against asylum seekers. greenleft.org.au Paul Gregoire looks at new changes to the Migration Act, which allow the federal government to lock people in immigration detention indefinitely.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-24). Denmark: Do not copy Australia's draconian detention laws. greenleft.org.au Refugee rights activists protested at the Danish Consulate against that government's plans to detain asylum seekers and process them in Rwanda. Stephen Langford reports.

_____ (2021-05-24). United Kingdom: Animal Rights Group Blockades McDonalds. popularresistance.org Environmental activits are blockading four McDonald's distribution centres in a bid to stop deliveries to the fast food giant's restaurants across the country this weekend. | Animal Rebellion say that some 50 demonstrators have used trucks and bamboo towers to stop lorries leaving depots in Hemel Hempstead, Basingstoke, Coventry and Heywood in Greater Manchester. | They have poured fake animal blood over signage with some protesters dressed as the chain's mascot, Ronald McDonald. | Demonstrators say they are targeting the chain because of its "role in the climate emergency" and are demanding McDonald's — wh…

commondreams (2021-05-24). Attorneys General Demand Deeper Army Corps Analysis of Formosa Plastics' Louisiana Project. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-24). Alarming Lead, Arsenic Levels Found in Popular Vinegar Brands. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-24). 350.org on Biden Administration Doubling Funding to Address Climate Disasters. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Max Richtman (2021-05-24). This Older Americans Month, Let's Recommit to America's Seniors. commondreams.org "Older Americans cannot fill their vital role in society without basic security—the peace of mind of knowing that they can pay their bills and have access to affordable health care and prescription drugs." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Alec Connon (2021-05-24). JPMorgan Chase Just Became the World's Most Dangerous Bank. commondreams.org "Chase is the first major US bank to commit to 2030 climate targets; by setting the bar so devastatingly low they have made it easier for other Wall Street banks to engage in similar acts of greenwashing." #fossilfueldivestment | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

John Buell (2021-05-24). There's No Restaurant Worker Shortage, Only a Shortage of Safe Jobs With Adequate Pay. commondreams.org "If you believe in its omniscience, the market is signaling corporations and businesses that employers must offer more." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mel Gurtov, Larry Kirsch (2021-05-24). To Sanction Foreign Terrorist Organizations, Add Them to the State Department's List. counterpunch.org In Jerusalem today, Lehava, the virulent Israeli citizen's group at the epicenter of armed attacks, race-mongering, and incitement of terror against Palestinians, is inextricably bound-up and politically enabled by Otzma Yehudit (translated as "Jewish Power"), an extremist right wing political party now serving as a key player within Netanyahu's governing coalition. Otzma represents one of

WSWS (2021-05-24). This week in history: May 24-30. wsws.org 25 years ago: Peres ousted in Israeli general electionOn May 29, 1996, the Likud Party, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, won a narrow victory in the Israeli general election, ousting Labor's Shimon Peres. The election dealt a blow to illusions that the Jewish and Arab masses could achieve peace and social progress within the framework established by imperialism in the Middle East.

repost (2021-05-24). 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…

Jacob G. Hornberger (2021-05-24). How We Got Omnipotent Government. globalresearch.ca We have all …

John W. Whitehead (2021-05-24). Drivers Beware: The Deadly Perils of Blank Check Traffic Stops. globalresearch.ca "The Fourth Amendment …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-05-24). America's Public Health System Is Utterly Corrupt. globalresearch.ca A sure sign …

Chuck Collins (2021-05-24). Family Offices: Trillion Dollar Pools of Unregulated Capital You Haven't Heard About. counterpunch.org Don't be surprised if you haven't heard of a family office as they fly below the radar. I explore the role of family offices in the larger "wealth defense industry" in my new book, The Wealth Hoarders: How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Trillions (Polity Books). And Kalena Thomhave and I make the case for

Gary Taxali (2021-05-24). Thoughts and Prayers Again and Again. thenation.com Thoughts and Prayers Again and Again…

Alexandra Klein, Brandon Hasbrouck (2021-05-24). A Few Words for the Firing Squad. thenation.com A Few Words for the Firing Squad…

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