2021-05-27: News Headlines

Martha Grevatt (2021-05-27). Palestinians, allies keep up fight against Israeli apartheid. workers.org Across the U.S., the Palestine solidarity movement has stayed in the streets — rallying, marching and chanting "Free, free Palestine." Recurring themes include the demand to cut all U.S. aid to Israel and assertions that a cease-fire is not enough, the occupation must end, and that "it is not a . . . |

Anya Parampil (2021-05-27). Gaza resistance: beginning of the end for apartheid Israel? thegrayzone.com Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Beirut-based journalist Laith Marouf about what Israel's latest war on Gaza means for Palestinian resistance. Marouf analyzes the new military capacity demonstrated by Hamas during the war and examines how the region might respond to Israeli aggression in the future. He also provides context on the political failures of the Palestinian Authority in The West Bank to respond to the needs and desires of the Palestinian people.

Staff (2021-05-27). Spain Receives Venezuela's Formal Request for Leopoldo López Extradition (+ Orlando Figuera Case). orinocotribune.com Spain's Minister for Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation, Arancha González Laya, confirmed that Spain has already received the formal request for the extradition of the Venezuelan fugitive from justice, Leopoldo López. | Without providing any further explanation regarding the expected response to the request, the Spanish minister stated that they would "follow the procedure as usual," Europa Press agency reported. | On May 11, the Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) authorized a request to be issued to the government of Spain for the extradition of the ultra-rightist and opposition leader Leopoldo López Men…

Editor2 (2021-05-27). Manufacturing Consent for War: 70 Years of CIA Coups, Assassinations, False Flag Operations and Mass Murder. orinocotribune.com By Jeremy Kuzmarov — May 21, 2021 | A Review of Vijay Prashad's book, Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations, with foreword by Evo Morales (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2020). | [Source: During his confirmation hearing in February, the CIA's latest director William J. Burns continued a long Agency tradition of playing up the threat from Russia and China along with North Korea, and said that Iran should not be allowed to get a nuclear weapon. | Vijay Prashad's new book Washington Bullets: A…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-27). How It All Went Wrong: The Global Response to COVID-19. dissidentvoice.org The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response was never likely to hand down a rosy report with gobbets of praise. Organised by the World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus last May, the panel's gloomy assessment was grim: the COVID-19 pandemic could have been avoided. Almost nothing in the main report could be seen …

F. William Engdahl (2021-05-27). "We are Human Guinea Pigs": Alarming Casualty Rates for mRNA Vaccines Warrant Urgent Action. globalresearch.ca Official US and EU data confirm alarming numbers of deaths and permanent paralysis as well as other severe side effects from the experimental mRNA vaccines. It is now clear that we are being asked to be human guinea pigs in an experiment that could alter the human gene structure and far worse.

WSWS (2021-05-27). As over 50 refugees drown, UN condemns EU's Mediterranean migrant policy. wsws.org The UN human rights commission branded the EU as jointly responsible for hundreds of entirely preventable deaths in the Mediterranean since the beginning of the year.

Dick Nichols (2021-05-27). The Ceuta 'invasion': Exploiting young Moroccans desperate for a future. greenleft.org.au When thousands of Moroccan migrants reached Ceuta — a Spanish enclave on the north coast of Africa, bordered by Morocco — exhausted from the swim, they found they had been duped. Moroccan authorities had set in motion a wave of migration, to punish Spain for providing hospital care to the leader of the Polisario Front, which is leading the struggle to end Morocco's occupation of Western Sahara. | The Spanish fairy tale begins…: | The first "invaders" appeared at dawn on May 17. Stealthily swimming ashore at El Tarajal beach in Ceuta, Spain's Moroccan enclave, they quickly overcame the resist…

Benay Blend (2021-05-27). On the Ethics of Non-Palestinians Promoting Nonviolence. orinocotribune.com By Benay Blend — May 24, 2021 | In "The Violence Debate: Teaching the Oppressed how to Fight Oppression" (2010), Ramzy Baroud "Whether in subtle or overt ways," Baroud

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-05-27). The Battle to Suppress Hydroxychloroquine as a Cheap and Effective Drug for the Treatment of Covid-19. globalresearch.ca The campaign against HCQ is carried out through slanderous political statements, media smears, not to mention an authoritative peer reviewed "evaluation" published on May 22nd by The Lancet, which was based on fake figures and test trials.

Alex Kane (2021-05-27). Days Before Approving Humanitarian Aid to Gaza, State Department Agreed to Contentious Bomb Sale to Israel. globalresearch.ca Today, the Biden …

Erin McCarley (2021-05-27). From BLM to Palestine: Only a Marriage of Movements can Counter a Marriage of Empires. dissidentvoice.org On this one-year anniversary of George Floyd's murder, I'm thinking about settler colonial nations who routinely spend great amounts of capital to militarily and politically repress indigenous and popular uprisings led by the most historically oppressed peoples of the world. The United States and Israel—two settler-colonial nation states whose drive to exterminate and replace indigenous …

The Conversation (2021-05-27). How Israel's violence is enacted through discriminatory land-use policies. juancole.com By Irit Katz and Haim Yacobi | — On May 21, a ceasefire was agreed to between Israel, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, putting an end to a bloody 11-day conflict. Despite the relative calm that has ensued, the violence of these past weeks across Israel-Palestine has unveiled distinct urban fronts. Expropriations and restrictive planning threaten …

Eds. (2021-05-27). All the questions socialists have about China but were too afraid to ask. mronline.org 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—were willing to take him seriously. | May 27, 2021…

Sara Flounders (2021-05-27). Venezuelan diplomat kidnapped: Release Alex Saab! workers.org Nearly a year ago, on June 12, 2020, Alex Saab was pulled off a plane at an U.S. demand for his arrest, during a refueling stop in the Republic of Cabo Verde, a small and very poor island archipelago nation off the West Coast of Africa. Saab, a Venezuelan diplomat . . . |

Ben Norton (2021-05-27). US-funded Belarusian Regime-Change Activist Arrested on Plane Joined neo-Nazis in Ukraine. orinocotribune.com By Ben Norton — May 26, 2021 | Belarusian regime-change activist Roman Protasevich, whose arrest on a grounded plane caused a global scandal, joined Ukraine's neo-Nazi Azov Battalion and was cultivated by the US government's media apparatus. | A high-profile Belarusian regime-change activist whose detention on a forcibly grounded airplane caused an international scandal has extensive links to neo-fascist groups, which his political sponsors in Western capitals have conveniently overlooked. | Right-wing activist Roman Protasevich was traveling on the Irish airliner Ryanair on May 23 when the plane crossed int…

Eds. (2021-05-27). How American support for Israel erases Palestinian identity. mronline.org We must not lose sight of what lies behind Israel's unbridled use of force: American support. | May 27, 2021 | Newswire…

C.J. Hopkins (2021-05-27). Greetings from "New Normal" Germany! dissidentvoice.org On April 1, 1933, shortly after Hitler was appointed chancellor, the Nazis staged a boycott of Jewish businesses in Germany. Members of the Storm Troopers ("die Sturmabteilung," or the "Storm Department," as I like to think of them) stood around outside of Jewish-owned stores with Gothic-lettered placards reading "Germans! Defend yourselves! Do not buy from …

Jomo Kwame Sundaram (2021-05-27). Developing countries desperately need COVID-19 financing. mronline.org International cooperation must ensure significantly more official foreign exchange financing to supplement innovative domestic financing for urgently needed spending for relief, recovery and reform. | May 27, 2021…

Staff (2021-05-27). March of Solidarity with Palestine in Caracas (+ Photos). orinocotribune.com Hundreds of Venezuelans mobilized in Caracas this Tuesday, May 25, in a show of solidarity with the Palestinian people and denouncing the 11 days of criminal aggression and bombardment of Gaza by Israel. The march started from Plaza El Indio in Chacao, east of Caracas, and ended at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN), in Torre Parque el àÅvila. | The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) delivered to the UN a statement in support of Palestine, stating that both "the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the PSUV express their strong rejection and condemnation against the acts of extermination ca…

Ben Norton (2021-05-27). U.S.-funded Belarusian regime-change activist arrested on plane joined neo-Nazis in Ukraine. mronline.org Belarusian regime-change activist Roman Protasevich, whose arrest on a grounded plane caused a global scandal, joined Ukraine's neo-Nazi Azov Battalion and was cultivated by the U.S. government's media apparatus. | May 27, 2021…

Aidan Jonah (2021-05-27). Recently Detained Belarussian neo-Nazi "Journalist" Protasevich Served in Canadian Backed neo-Nazi Azov Battalion. orinocotribune.com By Aidan Jonah — May 25, 2021 | Update: Purported "journalist" Protasevich confirmed beyond a doubt to be a neo-Nazi who fought with Canadian backed Azov Battalion for a year. | Belarusian "journalist" Raman Protasevich has come into the news after being arrested by Belarusian police on May 23. Protasevich has been described as a brave journalist fighting for democracy, the typical description of suspicious figures salivated over by mainstream media. | Notably, the Belarussian government argues that "The Ryanair plane made an emergency landing due to a bomb threat on 23 May in Minsk, which later turned out t…

Eds. (2021-05-27). Mumia Abu-Jamal's spiritual advisor confronts DA Krasner and the FOP. mronline.org An interview with Mark Lewis Taylor, founder of Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal. | May 27, 2021 | Interview…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-27). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On May 27, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Novomikhailovka shelled DPR positions in Luganskoe with a BMP-1 | 2. UAF in Granitnoe shelled DPR positions in Novaya Marievka with grenade launchers | 3. DPR forces in Gorlovka shelled UAF positions in Krymske with 120-mm artillery | 4. DPR forces in Gorlovka shelled UAF positions in Pivdenne with large-caliber machine guns | 5. DPR forces in Spartak targeted UAF positions in Avdiivka with 120-mm artillery | 6. DPR forces in Donetsk city targeted UAF po…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-27). Military Situation In Yemen On May 27, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 85 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On May 26, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 8 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 26, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Hazm area | On May 26, the Saudi-led forces downed two Ansar Allah drones in Marib province | On May 27, sporadic clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-27). Military Situation In Syria On May 27, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 26, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 42 times: 21 — in Idlib province, 14 — in Latakia province, 3 — in Hama province, 4 — in Aleppo province | On May 26, unknown militants attacked two government buildings in Daraa that were designated as polling centers for the presidential election. Minor damage was reported | On May 26, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Kafr Uwaid…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-27). Russia Delivers Mi-8 And Mi-24 Helicopters To Central African Republic. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Russian Ministry of Defensed delivered Mi-8 and Mi-24 helicopters to the Central African Republic (CAR). | This was reported in the Telegram channel "New Military Columnist". | There is also a video that proves the delivery. | A heavy transport aircraft An-124-100, part of the 224th air detachment of the Russian Defense Ministry, delivered domestic multipurpose helicopters to Central Africa. The footage shows the Russian military delivering the helicopters at the local airfield. |

Anonymous007 (2021-05-27). Azerbaijan Takes 6 Armenian Servicemen Prisoner In Nagorno-Karabakh. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 27th, 6 Armenian soldiers were arrested and taken prisoner by Azerbaijani troops in Nagorno-Karabakh's Kalbajar province. | Both sides blame the other for the situation. Armenia claimed that Azerbaijan encroached on its territory, and it has been doing so since May 12th. The Armenian soldiers were conducting repair work on a base in a border region, and the Azerbaijani troops surrounded them and took them captive."The Azerbaijani troops, who have infiltrated into Arme…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-27). Syrian Army Stormed Northern Daraa Town After Attack On Intelligence Center, Police Station (Videos). southfront.org Illustrative image | The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) stormed Dael in the northern countryside of Daraa following a large hit-and-run attack on government buildings in the town. | Late on May 26, unidentified gunmen attacked the Ba'ath Party office, where a detachment of the Air Force Intelligence Directorate is deployed, as well as the local police station in Dael. Heavy clashes broke out in the town. Moreover, local sources reported hearing at least two large explosions. | According to the pro-opposition Horan Free League n…

Staff (2021-05-27). No Tokyo Olympics: As COVID Spikes in Japan, Calls Grow to Cancel Games. IOC Refuses. Who Profits? democracynow.org Pressure is growing on organizers to cancel the Tokyo Olympics as Japan struggles to contain a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases. The games, which were delayed by a year due to the pandemic, are scheduled to begin July 23 even though less than 3% of the Japanese population has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, one of the lowest rates in the developed world. Jules Boykoff, author and former Olympic athlete who played for the U.S. Olympic soccer team, says the "extremely lopsided" contracts the International Olympic Committee signs with host countries give the body ultimate authority over whether or not to cancel…

Staff (2021-05-27). Dr. Monica Gandhi on the Origins of COVID-19, Vaccine Equity, the Debate over Masks & More. democracynow.org President Joe Biden has ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to investigate the origins of COVID-19 as new questions are being raised over whether an accidental leak from a Chinese virology lab is to blame for the pandemic. The Wall Street Journal reports three employees of the Wuhan Institute of Virology fell ill with COVID-like symptoms in the autumn of 2019 and were hospitalized in November of that year, before the first recorded case of COVID-19. China has criticized the Biden administration's call for a new probe, saying the lab leak hypothesis is a "conspiracy created by U.S. intelligence agencies." In March,…

Mat Ward (2021-05-27). 10 new albums to help heal the world. greenleft.org.au Here's a look back at May's political news and the best new music that related to it. You can also listen to a podcast of this column, including the music, 1. GOJIRA – FORTITUDE : | On May 1, a

Betsey Piette (2021-05-27). Black Lives Matter movement sparks electoral defeat for FOP. workers.org Protesters call on Krasner to "Free Mumia" in Philadelphia, March 12. Philadelphia For decades, the endorsement of the powerful Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police was sought by almost every candidate running for office in the city and throughout Pennsylvania. Through the power of its purse strings, the FOP has been . . . |

Global Research News (2021-05-27). Selected Articles: The 'Great Reset': A Technocratic Agenda that Waited Years for a Global Crisis to Exploit. globalresearch.ca By Previously coined as the "Tulsa Riot", was in actuality a full-scale assault on the rights of African Americans to live in peace and stability in the …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-27). Israel, US and UK vote against World Health Assembly decision to improve health facilities in Palestine. peoplesdispatch.org The draft decision that was critical of continuing Israeli occupation was adopted after a heated debate. While a majority of countries supported it, Israel was joined by the US, UK, Canada and Germany, among others who alleged it to be "political" in nature…

Ted Rall (2021-05-27). Your Opinion Doesn't Matter. Protests Matter. counterpunch.org Your opinion doesn't matter—not by itself. No matter how heartfelt or important to you personally, your thoughts about Gaza or legal weed or the war on skinny jeans don't mean anything merely because they reside inside your brain. Your opinion matters only if you express it. Expression of an opinion doesn't change anything unless it's

Mike Whitney (2021-05-27). Mass Vaccination Triggers Spike in Cases, Deaths. globalresearch.ca COVID cases have …

WSWS (2021-05-27). White House embraces "Wuhan Lab" conspiracy theory. wsws.org On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden publicly embraced the conspiracy theory that COVID-19 may have been released from China's Wuhan Institute of Virology, ordering the US intelligence agencies to produce a report within 90 days into the potentially man-made origins of the disease.

WSWS (2021-05-27). Australia: Victorian state government announces lockdown amid outbreak of Indian COVID variant. wsws.org While infection numbers remain low, the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, including in the state capital of Melbourne, and more than 10,000 people have been deemed as contacts of confirmed cases.

WSWS (2021-05-27). Trades Union Congress investigation into underreporting of UK workplace Covid-19 deaths confirms its own role in endangering workers. wsws.org Rather than demand the prosecution of employers who have acted in a criminally negligent way, the TUC report urges, "Employers should be encouraged to make retrospective reports to account for this."

Editor2 (2021-05-27). Manufacturing Consent for War: 70 Years of CIA Coups, Assassinations, False Flag Operations and Mass Murder. orinocotribune.com By Jeremy Kuzmarov — May 21, 2021 | A Review of Vijay Prashad's book, Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations, with foreword by Evo Morales (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2020). | [Source: During his confirmation hearing in February, the CIA's latest director William J. Burns continued a long Agency tradition of playing up the threat from Russia and China along with North Korea, and said that Iran should not be allowed to get a nuclear weapon. | Vijay Prashad's new book Washington Bullets: A…

WSWS (2021-05-27). Testimony by former Johnson advisor exposes UK "herd immunity" policy. wsws.org During seven hours of questioning, Cummings showed how the refusal of the government to take any measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in January, February and most of March 2020 laid the basis for mass deaths.

Tanya Wallace-Gobern (2021-05-27). America Cannot Afford Another Lost Decade for Black Workers. counterpunch.org Black workers have been hit hardest by the pandemic. We are more likely to lose income because of Covid-related layoffs and shutdowns, and by last August—five months into the pandemic—Black unemployment was nearly double that of white unemployment. But the impact is not just economic. We are three times more likely to be exposed to

Dean Baker (2021-05-27). The New York Times Says 200,000,000 People Have Been Infected with Covid in the United States (sort of). cepr.net This is the implication of its analysis of likely Covid deaths and infections in India. Its central estimate assumes a case fatality rate of 0.3. This means that for every thousand people who get infected, three will die. There have been roughly 600,000 reported deaths from Covid, since the pandemic began. If this is 0.3 …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-27). Social-democrats takes lead in Austrian students union elections. peoplesdispatch.org The turnout for these Austrian Students' Union (àñH) elections was just 15.79% due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the disenchantment of the students with the insensitive policies of the government with the complicity of the previous àñH leadership…

Jeff Harris (2021-05-27). Life Insurance and COVID-19; Something Doesn't Make Sense. globalresearch.ca You would think …

WSWS (2021-05-27). Hyundai and Renault-Nissan forced to shut Indian plants due to worker unrest over lack of COVID-19 protections. wsws.org The autoworkers' job action underscores that it is the global working class that is the main source of opposition to the ruling elite's criminal "open economy" policy, which prioritizes capitalist profit over saving workers' lives.

WSWS (2021-05-27). Full extent of UK government's "herd immunity" policy revealed by Dominic Cummings. wsws.org During seven hours of questioning, Cummings showed how the refusal of the government to take any measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in January, February and most of March 2020 laid the basis for mass deaths.

Staff (2021-05-27). Headlines for May 27, 2021. democracynow.org Transit Worker Fatally Shoots 9, Then Himself, at San Jose Rail Yard, Senate Republicans Blast Biden's ATF Nominee over His Support for Gun Controls, Texas "Constitutional Carry" Bill to Allow People to Openly Carry Handguns Without Permits, Dutch Court Orders Shell Oil Company to Halve Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030, Australia Orders Coronavirus Lockdown for 7 Million; Taiwan Battles Its Worst COVID Outbreak, Biden Orders Probe into COVID-19 Origins; States Offer Prizes to Vaccinated Residents, Iran Nuclear Deal Talks Offer Hope as IAEA Head Expresses Concern over Uranium Enrichment, Another Political Candidat…

José àÅngel Portal Miranda (2021-05-27). La COVID-19 ha confirmado que el mundo necesita de sistemas sanitarios resilientes. globalizacion.ca Intervención del Doctor José Angel Portal Miranda, Ministro de Salud Pública de Cuba en la 74 ™ Asamblea Mundial de la Salud | Tema: "Poner fin a esta pandemia, prevenir la siguiente: construir juntos un mundo más saludable, seguro y justo". | Señora…

People's Dispatch (2021-05-27). Italy: Protests slam G20 health summit, demand free, universal vaccines. greenleft.org.au Leftist parties and trade unions in Italy organised demonstrations and health workers went on strike on May 21—22 to protest the neoliberal agenda behind the G20 Global Health Summit in Rome and the anti-people policies of Italy's Mario Draghi-led government. | Progressive sectors in Italy demonstrated at the Global Health Summit in Rome, which took place on May 21—22, to demand free and universal vaccination against COVID-19. | Organisations such as Potere al Popolo (Power to the People), the Party of Communist Refoundation (PRC), Giovani Comuniste e Comunisti (GC), Communist Youth Front (FGC), Union…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). 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 (2021-05-27). Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ninety-eight students took part in commencement events on Friday, May 21, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine ? Arizona Campus and Sunday, May 23, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This is the first multistate commencement for Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and the first commencement for the inaugural class of students …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on May 13 stating that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 do not need to socially distance or wear a mask indoors in most settings. This updated guidance excluded certain environments, including health care facilities. Mayo Clinic has reviewed its guidance for masking, distancing and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). 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 (2021-05-27). 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 …

Vida Linda (2021-05-27). Demanding Decarceration by San Jose D.A. indybay.org We call on San Jose D.A. to free our people, free 'em all NOW! Decarceration will not wait while he builds his new brand as a "progressive prosecutor"! We are in solidarity with people inside who have been locked up for over a year during COVID, hunger striked over horrible conditions and make the demand for liberation.

Dan Bacher (2021-05-27). L.A. City Council votes to support closing SoCalGas Aliso Canyon gas storage facility. indybay.org "Governor Gavin Newsom, stop ignoring the other health crisis right here in LA," said Matt Pakucko, co-founder of Save Porter Ranch and 14-year resident of Porter Ranch, at the press conference. "You shut down the entire state. It's time to shut down this health disaster. It is as real as Covid for the thousands of people that are continually sickened by this fossil fuel dinosaur."

Rubikon editors (2021-05-27). How are the Children? – Silent Screams. indybay.org How could adults do this to them when the risk of contracting Covid-19 is extremely low compared to other risks in life? A lost generation is growing up under our eyes. Those who remain silent and only watch are sinning against growing, still malleable souls and against the future of all of us.

WillOfMany (2021-05-27). BLM: American Revolution Spreads Around the Globe. indybay.org The world changed not only because of COVID-19 pandemic beyond 2020. Political and economic crisis has led to growing of various protest movements. The widest and most active emerged in the USA. The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement gained the largest extent. It demands from the American government not even reforms but revolutionary changes in the national social political course concerning people of color.

Megan Redshaw (2021-05-27). 18 Connecticut Teens Hospitalized for Heart Problems After COVID Vaccines, White House Says Young People Should Still Get the Shots. globalresearch.ca One week after …

Andrew Korybko (2021-05-27). The Strategic Significance of the Syrian Elections. globalresearch.ca The Hybrid War …

Juan Cole (2021-05-27). "This will Change the World:" Dutch Court orders Shell to reduce CO2 by 45% by 2030. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — In a historic ruling, a tribunal in the Netherlands has ruled that Royal Dutch Shell must reduce its and its customers' carbon dioxide emissions by 45 percent by 2030 from its 2019 base, according to Le Soir. Shell had already committed to a 20 percent reduction by that date, but …

WSWS (2021-05-27). Teachers union and pseudo-left embrace Sà£o Paulo government's herd immunity policy. wsws.org After sabotaging the teachers strike against school reopenings, pseudo-left organizations and the APEOESP teachers union have maintained a complacent silence about the easing of pandemic restrictions in Sà£o Paulo.

Tim Hinchliffe (2021-05-27). The 'Great Reset': A Technocratic Agenda that Waited Years for a Global Crisis to Exploit. globalresearch.ca First published in November 2020 | In the face of a global pandemic, an un-elected body of global bureaucrats based in Davos, Switzerland has asked the world to trust its vision of a technocratic "great reset," knowing full well the public …

South Front (2021-05-27). Video: War-torn Syria Takes to the Voting Polls. globalresearch.ca In Iraq, attacks …

Jessica Buxbaum (2021-05-27). American Arms Makers Are Making a Killing Off of Israel's Slaughter in Gaza. globalresearch.ca Major arms and …

Kenn Orphan (2021-05-27). The Spotlight on Israel Apartheid Must Not Fade. counterpunch.org Unlike ever before, Israel is finally seeing some major pushback that is international in scope. With its ongoing ethnic cleansing campaign exemplified by the expulsion of Palestinian families from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah, its attacks on worshippers at one of the holiest sites in Islam, Al Aqsa, and on the holiest of holidays, and its murderous and criminal assault on the captive population of Gaza, Israel has been put in an uncomfortable spotlight. But the key to dismantling its entrenched apartheid system lies in keeping that spotlight fixed, especially now that a ceasefire has been implemented. If attenti…

WSWS (2021-05-27). Australian workers and youth condemn Israeli assault on Gaza. wsws.org One worker at the Sydney protest said: "A lot of the war, conflict and violence that we see is the big world countries fighting over resources, money and oil. And it all ultimately costs the lives and the blood of the working people of the world."

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-05-27). Bombensichere Freundschaft. Petition ‚ÄûIn Solidarità§t mit Gaza" globalresearch.ca Dreimal in Folge …

Angela (2021-05-27). Thursday 5/27: The Gaza Monologues. indybay.org Zoom…

Michael Jansen (2021-05-27). Gaza: The Epicentre of Resistance. globalresearch.ca Once again the …

Eva Bartlett (2021-05-27). Today I Saw Syrians Dancing and Celebrating Life, and a Return to Peace — but, of Course, the Western Media Won't Report that. globalresearch.ca Although the West …

Angela (2021-05-27). Wednesday 5/26: San Diego Rally for Palestine. indybay.org Federal Building, 880 Front St, San Diego…

Angela (2021-05-27). Saturday 5/29: National March for Palestine. indybay.org Lincoln Memorial | Washington, DC…

Angela (2021-05-27). Wednesday 5/26: Making Sense of Palestine Today: A Panel (Part 1 of 3). indybay.org Zoom…

WSWS (2021-05-27). Tenet Healthcare begins replacing striking nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Massachusetts. wsws.org The Massachusetts Nurses Association is being thoroughly exposed for its treacherous role in preventing a wider struggle among nurses in Massachusetts.

WSWS (2021-05-27). Bernie Monk, father of Pike River victim: "10 years on, we still haven't got justice" wsws.org Bernie Monk, whose son Michael died at the age of 23 in New Zealand's Pike River mine in 2010, made these remarks at the Socialist Equality Group's recent webinar, "Ten years after the Pike River mine disaster: Political lessons in the fight for truth about the deaths of 29 miners."

WSWS (2021-05-27). Spanish trade unions betray workers at Puerto Real Airbus plant. wsws.org The union bureaucracies are working hand in glove with the Spanish Socialist Party-Podemos government against the working class.

Norman Solomon (2021-05-27). Biden's Eloquence About George Floyd Is Likely to Soon Ring Hollow. indybay.org Black Lives Matter can't just be a slogan…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-05-27). Tulsa Commemorates Centenary of 1921 Race Massacre. globalresearch.ca May 31-June 1 …

William D. Hartung (2021-05-27). Selling Death: the US is Dominant Once Again…in Arms Sales. counterpunch.org When it comes to trade in the tools of death and destruction, no one tops the United States of America. In April of this year, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) published its annual analysis of trends in global arms sales and the winner — as always — was the U.S. of A. Between

David Cronin (2021-05-27). Why can't Britain's journalists call Israel an apartheid state? electronicintifada.net Press union rejects Palestinian plea.

Brian Kahn (2021-05-27). Shell Just Got Wrecked in Dutch Court. globalresearch.ca A court in …

Fight Back (2021-05-27). International delegation visits Douma day before Syrian elections. fightbacknews.org Douma, Syria – On Tuesday, May 25, one day before the Syrian election, an international delegation, which includes a number of observers from the U.S., visited the war-torn cities of Douma and Jobar just outside Damascus. The observers viewed tunnel networks used by terrorists during the six-year occupation of the city and spoke to residents who had returned after the city was liberated in 2018 by the Syrian Arab Army. | Soldiers guided the delegation through the city riddled with rubble and bullet holes as far as the eye can see. The area had been occupied by the Saudi-backed Jaish al Islam from 2012 until 2018.

WSWS (2021-05-27). Threat of back-to-work legislation looms over Quebec construction workers. wsws.org The Construction Union Alliance is intent on imposing sellout work contracts, either through the state-mandated "collective bargaining" process or by enforcing a Quebec government back-to-work law that will be immediately adopted if workers go on strike.

Editor2 (2021-05-27). AU Day Celebration: Venezuelan Diplomat Calls on African Leaders to Resist Oppression. orinocotribune.com Today May 25, 2021 is being celebrated across the continent as Africa Day in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963. | As part of the celebration, many statements have been made to celebrate the continent and also tackle various issues happening within the continent. | Venezuela's Deputy Permanent Representative to the African Union, Ambassador Alex Saab in a statement on the occasion of the celebration said it is a day of liberation from foreign control and oppression and is worth celebrating. | Citing himself as someone who has suffered injustice over his detention a…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-27). India marks day of resistance as farmers' struggle continues and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the nationwide 'Black Day' of resistance observed in India as the ongoing farmers' struggle completes 6 months, the crackdown on a protest against the killing of activists in Iraq, the success of a 22 month long struggle for better working conditions and pay by workers at the Ibis des Batignolles hotel in France, the ongoing crackdown on Papuan communities in Indonesia as they demand the release of political prisoners, and volunteer initiatives to feed poor and unhoused people in Brazil in the absence of adequate government aid policies during the pandemi…

Martin J Vincent (2021-05-27). Chloroquine Is a Potent Inhibitor of SARS Coronavirus Infection and Spread. globalresearch.ca This article was …

Nick Corbishley (2021-05-27). "I Don't Know of a Bigger Story in the World" Right Now Than Ivermectin: NY Times Best-Selling Author. globalresearch.ca Michael Capuzzo, a …

WSWS (2021-05-27). Michigan Nexteer workers denounce sellout contract, demand recount after suspicious ratification vote. wsws.org The first step in ending the assault on jobs, wages and working conditions is to form a rank-and-file committee independent of the pro-company union to demand an audit of the contract vote supervised by the workers themselves.

WSWS (2021-05-27). Madlib's Sound Ancestors: A moving musical testimony in the midst of a social crisis. wsws.org From his origins in the Los Angeles underground rap music scene, Madlib has managed to achieve a degree of success while maintaining a reputation as a serious, even groundbreaking artist.

WSWS (2021-05-27). Following assault on left-wing podcasters, UMWA president arrested in publicity stunt at Warrior Met. wsws.org United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts and ten other UMWA officials were arrested Tuesday during a civil disobedience protest outside of Warrior Met Coal's No. 7 mine in Brookwood, Alabama.

The Global Research Team (2021-05-27). Global Research Strives for Peace and Independent Thought. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | The world is changing — but whose voice is telling you how? | Global Research strives for peace. We act as a global platform for much needed debate and dialogue within the context of a very complex crisis. We …

WSWS (2021-05-27). Educators denounce banning of WSWS writer Evan Blake from "Badass Teachers" Facebook group. wsws.org The censorship of Blake has continued, provoking opposition among educators and school workers.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-27). Sub-contracted hotel workers in Paris win pay rise after two years of heroic struggle. peoplesdispatch.org In a historic victory for subcontracted workers in the French hospitality sector, about 20 cleaning and sanitation staff at the Ibis Batignolles hotel in Paris won better pay and working conditions after 22 months of relentless struggle…

George Ochenski (2021-05-27). Reaping the Bitter Fruits of Collaboration. counterpunch.org For more than 20 years the American public has been inundated with local, state and federal governments lauding "collaboration" as a means of dealing with natural resource, environmental, wilderness and endangered species issues. It was an easy, albeit false, premise to sell to the public — namely that local "stakeholders" would sit down and come up

Kirkpatrick Sale (2021-05-27). No More Mushrooms: Government is Bad. counterpunch.org In a book just recently published, I began with a chapter on "Why Government is Bad." I first decided that this statement would be obvious to everyone. After all, look around: city, state, national, these governments are all obvious malfunctioning, inept, and largely corrupted operations that clearly are not solving the important problems of our

Sarah McMillan (2021-05-27). Why State Management of Wolves is a Threat to Their Recovery. counterpunch.org On May 6, Idaho Governor Brad Little signed a gray wolf extermination bill into law that allows hunters, trappers —and even paid private contractors — to slaughter up to 90% of the wolves in Idaho. The new law permits the killing of wolves by various cruel and unethical means, including night hunting with night-vision equipment,

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WSWS (2021-05-27). Southwest Airlines flight attendant attacked amid growing number of assaults by those opposed to coronavirus restrictions. wsws.org Workers across the US are being subjected to the aggressive behavior of anti-vaxxers and others opposed to masking requirements as the Biden administration continues it push to completely reopen the economy.

WSWS (2021-05-27). South Korean president backs US war plans in summit with Biden. wsws.org Biden used the meeting with President Moon to shore up the US-South Korean alliance as Washington continues to threaten China.

Newsclick (2021-05-27). Across India, protesters mark six months of historic farmers' agitation. peoplesdispatch.org Across India, members of farmers' groups, trade unions and women's and students' organizations held aloft black protest flags and burnt copies of the three controversial farm laws which have been fiercely opposed…

WSWS (2021-05-27). Fed policies spark concerns over dollar's global role. wsws.org The Financial Times has pointed to the "apocalyptic warning" of a major US hedge fund chief on the position of the dollar as the world's reserve currency.

Lisa Graves (2021-05-27). I Was Once a Lobbyist for the Koch Brothers. I Just Didn't Know It. commondreams.org "I was once a Koch lobbyist," writes Lisa Graves. "I just didn't know it." A look at just how deep and wide the libertarian billionaires' grasp have long been. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Robert C. Koehler (2021-05-27). A Permanent Structure of Peace. commondreams.org "We're at a point where something has to change, where human effort has to be put into planetary survival, which requires creating 'a permanent structure of peace.'" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Rainer Shea (2021-05-27). America's Next big Swing Towards Fascism is Much Closer Than we'd Like to Think. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — May 22, 2021 | In Germany during the start of the 1930s, the economic damage the country had already been undergoing throughout the last decade or so due to its imperial collapse from overconfident military adventures combined with the Great Depression to bring nationwide desperation. The suffering of the masses was exploited by the Nazis, who justified their scapegoating of the Jews through a mishmash of antisemitic conspiracy theories. They claimed that the Jews had conspired to "stab Germany in the back" following World War I, and that the only way to right this wrong was to eliminate the…

Kerry Smith (2021-05-27). Big polluter Shell loses climate case. greenleft.org.au For the first time in history, a judge has held a corporation liable for causing dangerous climate change. | As a result of legal action brought by Friends of the Earth (FOE) Netherlands, together with 17,000 Dutch citizens and six other organisations, the District Court of the Hague ruled on May 26 that Shell must reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 45% within 10 years. | Shell is a British-Dutch company, with headquarters in the Netherlands. | The co-plaintiffs were Action Aid Netherlands, Both ENDS, Fossil Free Netherlands, Greenpeace Netherlands, Young Friends of the Earth Netherlands and the Wadden Sea As…

Rachel Evans (2021-05-27). Vale Norm Dixon 'Mayor of Woronora'. greenleft.org.au Norm Dixon, poet, gardener, dynamic community leader and communist, passed away on May 11. He was 90 years old. | His funeral and memorial on May 25 attracted more than 200 people and, true to Norm's life's work, it became an organising space against the corporatisation of the Woronora Caravan Park. | From the age of six, Norm lived in the Woronora Valley. He joined the Communist Party of Australia (CPA) in his early 1920s where he learned his organising skills. | Norm started work in Glebe as an apprentice woodwork machinist. After becoming an active unionist, he was black banned from a number of jobs. | He wor…

Victor Figueroa Clark (2021-05-27). Chile: Elections pave the way to a new country. greenleft.org.au The elections for Chile's Constitutional Convention show a massive public desire for true social-political transformation and, crucially, provide the means to achieve it. | Elections to the Constituent Convention charged with writing a new Constitution for Chile have yielded a result nobody expected. The left went into the elections divided across many lists, the right was united under one banner, the parties of the social-liberal Concertación [Coalition of Parties for Democracy] under another. | Of the 155 seats, polls predicted that the Concertación list would get 45 seats, the right wing coalition, Vamos por C…

Chris Slee (2021-05-27). Vanishing criminal? Crime rates down, policing up. greenleft.org.au The Vanishing Criminal: causes of decline in Australia's crime rate
| By Don Weatherburn and Sara Rahman
| Melbourne University Press, 2021 | According to a new book by Don Weatherburn and Sara Rahman, while crime rates in Australia rose markedly during the last three decades of the 20th century, in the following two decades, the rates of most of these crimes actually declined. | During the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, Australia "faced rapidly rising rates of break and enter, motor vehicle theft, robbery, stealing, assault and fraud," write Weatherburn and Rahman in The Vanishing Criminal. | However, "bet…

WSWS (2021-05-27). Alton Estate workers in Sri Lanka confront harsh and worsening social conditions. wsws.org The horrendous conditions confronting Alton Estate workers typify the plight of tens of thousands of plantation workers across Sri Lanka.

WSWS (2021-05-27). Twelve years since the end of Sri Lanka's communal war. wsws.org The military and its brutal methods used during the war are now being prepared for use against the working class as unrest grows over the worsening social conditions facing working people.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). 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 (2021-05-27). Science Saturday: Macrophage communication is key during viral infection. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A new finding from Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues may suggest treatment options for severe viral infections and new avenues for research into tissue regeneration after injury. The paper, published in Immunity, examines the work of immune cells called macrophages that stay deep in the lungs. These cells are found in the part of the lungs …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Detecting and treating thoracic aortic aneurysms. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a weakened area in the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body. When the aorta is weak, blood pushing against the vessel wall can cause it to bulge like a balloon. This is called an aneurysm. Depending on the cause, size and growth rate, your thoracic aortic aneurysm …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). 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 (2021-05-27). Consumer Health: Meditation for healthy living. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Meditation Day will be observed on Friday, May 21, which makes this a good time to learn more about the benefits of meditation. Meditation is a type of mind-body medicine that's been practice for thousands of years. Of the many forms of meditation, most have in common a quiet setting, a comfortable position, focused …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). 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 (2021-05-27). 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 (2021-05-27). 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 (2021-05-27). Mayo Clinic Q and A: 21st century stroke prevention strategies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A family member had a stroke a month ago. I'm 45 years old, and I maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a good diet. What steps can I take to make sure this doesn't happen to me? ANSWER: A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Consumer Health: What do you know about Lou Gehrig's disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is ALS Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about Lou Gehrig's disease, which is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control. More than 5,000 people …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). 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 (2021-05-27). 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 (2021-05-27). Mayo Clinic Minute: Think 'FAST' to recognize a stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the U.S., according to the American Stroke Association. May is National Stroke Awareness Month. If someone is suffering a stroke, every second counts. And the faster a patient receives treatment, the better the odds for a positive outcome. Watch: The …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-27). Consumer Health: Understanding the link between depression and pain. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave, and it can lead to emotional and physical problems. Depression and pain are closely related. Depression can cause pain, and pain can cause depression. Sometimes pain and depression create a vicious cycle …

Dan Bacher (2021-05-27). Endangered Sacramento Winter Chinook Salmon are dying before spawning below Keswick. indybay.org On Friday, May 21, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reported that endangered winter-run Chinook salmon are dying before they can spawn from exposure to water released from Shasta Dam that is too hot for fish to survive.

Robert Maxim (2021-05-27). White Terrorist Murders 8 San Jose VTA Employees. indybay.org White Terrorist Samuel Cassidy murdered 8 individuals at a VTA rail yard.

Lynda Carson (2021-05-27). PPP loans may have helped save the music and guitar building industry. indybay.org Eastern Kentucky Guitar Show…

Berkeley Copwatch (2021-05-27). Wednesday 5/26: Care Not Cops coalition/network. indybay.org 2180 Milvia St, Berkeley CA 94704…

DEV (2021-05-27). Vaterite Market Size by Source, Application, Industry Vertical and Region-Forecasts, 2027. indybay.org Allied Market Research (AMR) is a market research and business-consulting firm of Allied Analytics LLP, based in Portland, Oregon.

ASTU Statement reposted by the Jamal Journal (2021-05-27). Two Bay Area Unions Call for Mumia Abu-Jamal's Immediate Release. indybay.org This motion on MOVE and Mumia Abu-Jamal was adopted by both the Oakland Education Association (OEA) on May 20 and the Adult School Teachers United (ASTU), Richmond, CA on May 22. The OEA will be releasing their statement soon.

repost (2021-05-27). SF Green Party Endorsement Against Latest Pacifica Bylaw Proposal. indybay.org The SF Greens is urging a no vote to the latest bylaw proposals for Pacifica.

Anonymous (2021-05-27). Permanent Vigil Installed to Honor Black and Brown People Killed by Police. indybay.org Communique about vigil installation and explanation of why vigils honoring black and brown people are so important.

SF DocFest (2021-05-27). Thursday 6/10: SF DocFest Presents the Non-Fiction Vanguard Award: Keith Maitland. indybay.org Roxie Theater – 3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103…

David Giesen (2021-05-27). Saturday 5/29: A San Francisco Social Movement history slide show. indybay.org Zoom: zoom.us/j/95929839662?pwd=K2lXZFA5MlBqMy…

Michael Steinberg (2021-05-27). George Floyd Action In SF's Fillmore. indybay.org On May 22 people gathered in San Francisco's Fillmore District to mark the one year anniversary of George Floyd's death.

reposted by the Jamal Journal (2021-05-27). Right Now! Please take action for Russell Maroon Shoatz. indybay.org Today's action campaign has begun!

Labor Video Project (2021-05-27). George Floyd's Death, The Working Class & Capitalism With IBT808 Pres Chris Silvera. indybay.org Chris Silvera, the president of IBT Local 808 talks about racism and the continuing murders one year after the death of George Floyd. He also discusses the failure of the national unions to stand up to the racists, sexist and xenophobic attacks of former president Trump.

Anti Police-Terror Project (2021-05-27). Tuesday 5/25: Remembering George Floyd and Demanding City Council Defund OPD. indybay.org Broadway and Telegraph in Downtown Oakland…

Angela (2021-05-27). Friday 5/28: Return of the Zim Ship: Bay Area Get Ready to Block The Boat AGAIN. indybay.org Port of Oakland…

Frank Wilderson (2021-05-27). An Afropessimist on the Year Since George Floyd Was Murdered. thenation.com An Afropessimist on the Year Since George Floyd Was Murdered…

Rosemarie Ho (2021-05-27). The History of Publishing Is a History of Racial Inequality. thenation.com The History of Publishing Is a History of Racial Inequality…

William D. Hartung (2021-05-27). Biden's Pledge to Rein in Arms Deals Is Already Eroding. thenation.com Biden's Pledge to Rein in Arms Deals Is Already Eroding…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-27). Atlas of malaria parasite gene activity provides targets for drugs and vaccines. imperial.ac.uk Researchers have mapped in fine detail the genetic changes malaria parasites go through as they prepare to infect people.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-27). Neil Ferguson: next stage of UK roadmap 'in the balance'. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's Professor Neil Ferguson says the next stage of the UK's roadmap out of lockdown is 'in the balance' as variant B1.617.2 becomes dominant.

Alessandro Pagani (2021-05-27). Sobre un posible conflicto religioso en Palestina. globalizacion.ca øNos dirigimos a un conflicto interno palestino o lo que algunos llamarían un conflicto religioso o hasta una "guerra civil"? | Esta pregunta es utilizada por algunos para lograr sus miserables metas, lanzándola en la cara de los palestinos para intimidar…

Darren Byler (2021-05-27). From Xinjiang to Mississippi: Terror Capitalism, Labour and Surveillance. zcomm.org In both Xinjiang and elsewhere, the labour of populations controlled by surveillance infrastructure is devalued and becomes a source of heightened exploitation…

Jon Schwarz (2021-05-27). Emily Wilder's Firing Is No Surprise. zcomm.org From its founding during the Mexican-American War to its reporting on Latin America today, AP's always been quietly conservative…

Julia Carrie Wong (2021-05-27). The Fight to Whitewash US History. zcomm.org At least 15 states are trying to ban schools from teaching critical race theory and the 1619 Project. The reactionary movement stretches back to the 1920s and the KKK…

Saru Jayaraman (2021-05-27). Restaurant Workers Won't Return to Work Without Living Wage. zcomm.org As with other historical moments of seismic economic disruptions, this crisis must be resolved through higher wages and greater worker power, or we will all suffer…

Emily Wilder (2021-05-27). I Will Not Yield My Values. zcomm.org Fired AP Journalist Emily Wilder Speaks Out After Right-Wing Smears…

Staff (2021-05-27). Argentina Withdraws Support for International Criminal Court Case Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The Embassy of Argentina in the Netherlands sent a letter to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, requesting the withdrawal of all the steps taken by the Court against Venezuela, as reported by the news channel RT. The media had access to a letter in which the Argentine nation reiterated that it was no longer part of the Lima group as it was during the right-wing government of Mauricio Macri who had supported all the unilateral measures that adversly affect the Venezuelan people. | "The Government of the Republic of Argentina withdraws from said referral as well as from any pr…

Fight Back (2021-05-27). Syracuse, NY: Teamsters gather for meet-and-greet with O'Brien-Zuckerman Slate candidates. fightbacknews.org Syracuse, NY – On May 23, around 100 Teamsters gathered at Ye Olde Clipper Tavern here to meet candidates in the O'Brien-Zuckerman Teamsters United Slate, also referred to as the OZ Slate. After about an hour of shaking hands and speaking with the attendees, OZ Slate candidates took to a podium to speak to the members about the issues in the upcoming Teamster leadership elections. The candidates laid out their vision to reverse decades of concessions and membership decline in the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. | Secretary Treasurer of Teamsters Local 89 and current International Vice President Avral Thom…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-27). Protests over struggling economy and unemployment in Oman enter fourth day. peoplesdispatch.org The police crackdown on protesters using British-manufactured tear gas has led a UK-based campaign group to demand the review of sale of arms and riot/crowd control equipment to the Gulf state by the British government…

Dean Baker (2021-05-27). Vaccinating the World, If We Had Grown Ups in Charge. counterpunch.org 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

Michael T. Hertz (2021-05-27). Cooperation or competition? nationofchange.org Youth should be encouraged to cooperate and understand that the goal is to benefit all. But we can still use the idea of sports competition to find the best ways to move forward.

David Swanson (2021-05-26). What The New Acceptability of the Lab Leak Origin Tells Us About Media Outlets. counterpunch.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

Malik Miah (2021-05-26). United States: Movement for Palestine grows. greenleft.org.au Palestinian Americans' support for the resistance to Israeli occupation is growing, as support from other groups such as the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has inspired them to stand up. | Many Jews have joined protests, including supporters of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). The JVP supports full equality for Palestinians and Jewish Israelis, and is the only major Jewish group to support the Palestinian civil society call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS). | Voices from marchers: | Marches and rallies in solidarity with the Palestinians have taken place across the country. Many marked the 73rd…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-26). Liz Cheney, Dick Cheney and the Rule of Law. counterpunch.org 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

Staff (2021-05-26). Rashida Tlaib Demands That Social Media Companies Stop Censoring Palestinians. truthout.org Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) has written a letter to social media companies asking that they stop removing and suspending posts and users from their platforms for spreading information about Israeli violence against Palestinians. | The letter to Facebook, Twitter and ByteDance, which owns TikTok, asks the companies to answer a series of questions on their methodologies for removing certain posts and highlights a double standard in censorship of Palestinians online. | "I write with urgent…

_____ (2021-05-26). Abby Martin Had Free Speech Rights Violated By Georgia's Anti-BDS Law. popularresistance.org A federal court ruled in favor of journalist Abby Martin, who was barred from speaking at Georgia Southern University after she refused to pledge she would not boycott Israel.

Zero Hedge (2021-05-26). Chinese Banks Buy Dollars to Weaken Yuan in Latest Intervention. globalresearch.ca Just days after …

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-05-26). Victory in closure of Georgia detention center. workers.org Atlanta On May 20, Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas released a statement that Georgia immigrant rights advocates, current and former immigrant detainees were overjoyed to hear — the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Ga., would close "as soon as possible." Dawn Wooten, left, at a news conference in . . . |

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-26). Palestine's Moment: Despite Massive Losses, Palestinians Have Altered the Course of History. commondreams.org "This is the first time that Israel is forced to accept that the rules of the game have changed, likely forever." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-05-26). China: Towards Capitalist Restoration. Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca Scroll down to download Michel Chossudovsky's book on China in

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-26). Groups That Aid Israel's War Crimes Can't Deny All Responsibility for Those Crimes. counterpunch.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

Melvin Goodman (2021-05-26). Loosening the Tie to Israel. counterpunch.org After bombing over a thousand targets in Gaza, where genuine strategic targets are few and far between, even Israeli leaders decided that the backlash from killing Palestinian children was too much to bear. Nevertheless, the mainstream media is giving credit to President Joe Biden for arranging a cease fire between Israel and Gaza that was determined by conditions on the ground and not humanitarian concerns.

Editor2 (2021-05-26). Corrupt àÅñez Functionary Arrested in US Bribes Case. orinocotribune.com Bolivia's former coup regime, including fugitives from Bolivian justice, are now at the center of a United States federal case on a multi-million dollar corruption scheme. | Sergio Rodrigo Méndez, the former Chief of Staff of ex-Interior Minister Arturo Murillo, was arrested on May 21 and charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering for seeking at least US $582,000 in bribes related to the Jeanine àÅñez regime's purchase of tear gas and non-lethal equipment. | Bolivia's regime paid more than triple what Ecuador paid for the same tear gas, purchased during the same period (November-December 2019). The…

Eric Vogt (2021-05-26). 'The Six-Pointed Star,' novel by Manuel Tiago (àÅlvaro Cunhal) in adept English. peoplesworld.org "Write about what you know" is a well-known bit of advice given to those who aspire to become great writers. It is naàØve to suppose that writers should become known in direct proportion to their greatness; however, this paradoxical status is occasionally remedied by an equally talented translator who can rescue them from what might …

William D. Hartung (2021-05-26). America Dominant Again (in Arms Sales) . . . And Again… and Again… and Again. juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com ) — When it comes to trade in the tools of death and destruction, no one tops the United States of America. In April of this year, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) published its annual analysis of trends in global arms sales and the winner — as always — was the …

Anita Waters (2021-05-26). The pandemic economy hit women workers hardest, but they're fighting back. peoplesworld.org Five and a half million women lost their jobs in 2020; Black, Latina, and Asian women were hit the hardest. With schools and child care centers closed, women were burdened with increased demands for their unpaid labor. "Confronting the Covid Economy: Women Fight Back," a virtual Town Hall gathering May 2, addressed head-on the economic …

Staff (2021-05-26). Worker cooperatives prove your job doesn't have to be hell. therealnews.com ÔªøÔªøIn a TRNN special report, Jaisal Noor talks to worker-owners at 8 co-ops across 4 states about how they were able to successfully weather the pandemic while prioritizing the needs of their workers, and how they navigated the unique limitations of the cooperative business model.Ôª&oslash…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-26). Israeli bombardment of Gaza builds support for U.S. aid restrictions. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Even though its bombardment was stopped by an Egyptian-brokered and U.S.-pressured ceasefire, the Israeli government-ordered 11-day offensive against the Palestinians in Gaza has built momentum for restrictions on U.S. foreign aid to Israel. But though a mainstream lawmaker, Rep. Betty McCollum, DFL-Minn., has lined up 22 cosponsors for her legislation, HR2590, it still faces an …

Naveena Sadasivam (2021-05-26). Biden's latest executive order takes aim at climate change's threat to economy. peoplesworld.org Climate change could wreak havoc on nearly every aspect of life, and the U.S. financial system is no exception: Local housing market crashes and absurdly high insurance premiums are just two potential examples of the fallout. The federal government is beginning to act on these possibilities. On Thursday, President Joe Biden signed an executive order directing government agencies to expand their …

Staff (2021-05-26). The US Isn't an Israel Puppet, Israel Isn't a US Puppet: It's One Empire. orinocotribune.com By Caitlin Johnstone — May 23, 2021 | Nearly The real consequence of this is that people will begin losing trust in t…

Matt Sedlar (2021-05-26). Ripping Away Enhanced Unemployment Benefits Will Disproportionately Harm Working-Class Moms. cepr.net MarketWatch See article on original site All but a handful of Republican-led states have announced their intent to withdraw from the federal government's supplemental unemployment benefits program. Doing so will reduce benefits for jobless residents in these states by $300 per week. Republicans have blamed the more generous benefits for labor shortages and sluggish recovery …

Editor (2021-05-26). 'What's Going On?' 50 years later. workers.org One year ago, May 26, 2020, the video of George Floyd's murder by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin sparked months of intense global struggles which have kept the movement against police brutality and for racial justice on the front burner. Despite Chauvin's conviction, since his trial began March 29, police . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-26). West Virginia unions sue state for attacking unionized workers. peoplesworld.org CHARLESTON, W. VA.—In yet another battle seeing unions defending their members and themselves against continued right-wing assaults from coast to coast, West Virginia unions sued the GOP-dominated state government there for illegal retaliation against unionized workers by banning automatic dues collection from those workers' paychecks. The suit, led by the state AFL-CIO, says HB2009, the …

Devin Cole (2021-05-26). McDonald's workers go on strike to demand a livable wage! workers.org The writer worked at McDonald's from 2011-2012 and 2014. Workers at McDonald's in 15 cities across the country went on a coordinated strike May 19 to demand a livable wage. They struck in Los Angeles, Oakland and Sacramento, Calif.; Miami, Tampa and Orlando, Fla.; Chicago; Detroit and Flint, Mich.; . . . |

Berry Craig (2021-05-26). Historian says right-wing attacks on Critical Race Theory prove its value. peoplesworld.org Murray State University historian Brian Clardy says the right-wing wig-out over Critical Race Theory reminds him of the castor oil he took as a kid. "It tasted awful but you knew it was good for you." A slew of conservatives, almost all of them white, gag at CRT. "But it's good for the country because …

John Catalinotto (2021-05-26). Colombia: Broad general strike challenges 'narc-oligarchy'. workers.org May 23 — The general strike against anti-poor "reforms" in Colombia is finishing its fourth week. So far, every test of strength has shown popular support has grown in defiance of police and fascist murders and beatings of protesters and the threat of COVID-19, which has already killed 85,000 people. . . . |

Combined Sources (2021-05-26). Rallies in Minneapolis and across the country remember George Floyd. peoplesworld.org MINNEAPOLIS — A family-friendly street festival, musical performances and moments of silence were held Tuesday to honor George Floyd and mark the year since he died at the hands of Minneapolis police, a death captured on wrenching bystander video that galvanized the racial justice movement and continues to bring calls for change. As the events …

Anonymous007 (2021-05-26). Japanese Fishing Boat Sinks, Three Sailors Die After Colliding With Russian Vessel. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 26th, a Japanese fishing boat collided with a Russian vessel off Hokkaido prefecture, leaving three Japanese sailors dead. | The Japanese fishing boat ran into a 662-ton Russian ship and capsized. | The Hokko Maru No. 8 which belongs to a fishery cooperative based in Hokkaido's Monbetsu, was catching hairy crabs at the time of the collision at around 6 a.m., according to the Japan Coast Guard. | In total there were 5 crewmembers, 3 died, one of the two crew members rescued alive was sligh…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-26). Syria's Election Day Dawns Despite Antagonism By "Moderate Opposition" And Western Countries. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | May 26th is election day in Syria, with everything reportedly going along as planned, despite claims by both the "moderate opposition" and the collective West. | In addition to Assad, Arab Organization for Human Rights head Mahmoud Ahmed Merei and former state minister for People's Assembly Affairs Abdullah Sallum Abdullah are also running for the presidency. | In order to run for president, candidates must be at least 40 years old and have Syrian citizenship by birth. The candidates…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-26). Hail Of Russian Airstrikes Eliminated Number Of ISIS Terrorists In Central Syria. southfront.org A Russian Su-24 aircaft on a runway at the Hmeimim airbase in Syria. © Maksim Blinov / Sputnik | Warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) have carried out more than 70 airstrikes on ISIS cells in central Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on May 26. | According to the London-based monitoring group, the airstrikes targeted the following areas: | The town of Ithriyah and its outskirts in eastern Hama. | The town of Resafa and its outskirts in southern Raqqa. | The vici…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-26). Heavy Russian Bombers Spotted With Long-Range Missiles During Exercise Off Syria's Coast. southfront.org The Tupolev Tu-22M3 strategic bombers. Source: Vadim Savitsky/TASS | Russian Tu-22M3 long-range bombers, which were recently deployed in Syria, have performed training flights over the Mediterranean Sea, the Ministry of Defense of Russia announced on May 26. | Three Tu-22M3 bombers

Anonymous669 (2021-05-26). UAE May Be Behind Mysterious Air Base Being Built On Yemeni Island — Report. southfront.org File image. | A mysterious air base is being built on the Yemeni Island of Mayun which sits on the strategic Bab al-Mandab Strait, the Satellite images from April 11 show dump trucks and graders building a 1.85 kilometer runway on the island. In newer images, from May 18, the work on the runway appeared complete, with three hangars constructed on a tarmac south of th…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-26). Colombian Rioters Burn Palace Of Justice In Tulua, As Protests Rage For Nearly A Month. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 25th, the Palace of Justice in the Colombian city of Tuluá was set on fire after a wave of violent riots. | Rechazo y condeno estos actos de terrorismo que buscan sembrar caos y miedo. Ataques como los de esta noche en Tuluá dejan de ser vandálicos y se convierten en actos terroristas. La protesta pacífica es legítima, la violencia es delito. — Wilson Rui…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-26). 'This Is War': Lukashenko's First Public Comments On RyanAir Incident. southfront.org MINSK, BELARUS — MAY 26, 2021: Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko speaks during a meeting with parliamentarians, members of the Constitutional Commission of Belarus, and state government officials, in the Oval Hall of the Government House. Maxim Guchek/BelTA | On May 26, President of Belarus Alexandr Lukashenko addressed parliament, publicly commenting on the incident in Minsk airport for the first time. | Lukashenko began his speech at a meeting with parliamentarians, members of the Constitutional Commission…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-26). Sources Anonymous: U.S. To Withdraw From Afghanistan By July — NYT Report. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The US and many of its NATO allies plan to be out of Afghanistan by early-to-mid July, This is based on anonymous sources, and various unclearly defined statements. | According to the outlet, planeloads of equipment and troops are flown out of the country, are leaving US officials with many issues that they had though woul…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-26). Hamas Reported Loss Of 61 Fighters, Commanders In Gaza Battle. southfront.org Hamas rocket unit. Illustrative image. | Between March 22 and 26, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, revealed the names of 61 of its fighters and commanders who were killed during the recent battle in the Gaza Strip. | The heated battle started on May 10 with a rocket attack on Jerusalem. The rocket attack, which was launched from Gaza, was a response to Israeli plans to evict a number of Arab families from the Sheik Jarrah neighborhood in the city. The battle ended with an Egypt-bro…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-26). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On May 26, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Marinka shelled the Trudovskaya mine in Donetsk city, destroying two civilian homes. | 2. UAF in Opytne shelled DPR positions in Spartak with 120-mm artillery | 3. UAF in Novomikhailovka shelled DPR positions in Luganskoe with BMP-1 | 4. UAF in Granitnoe shelled DPR positions in Novaya Marievka with grenade launchers | 5. DPR in Luganskoe shelled UAF positions in Novomikhailovka with ATGM | 6. DPR forces in Shirokaya Balka shelled UAF positions in Novgor…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-26). Remains Of Turkish Guided Bomb Found In Iraqi Kurdistan Region (Photos). southfront.org File image. | On May 24, the remains of a Turkish-made guided bomb were found near the town of Kesta in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. | The bomb was equipped with the Hassas Gàºdàºm Kiti (HGK) [ in English Precision Guidance Kit]. Developed by Turkey's TàúBƒ∞TAK-SAGE, the kit is used to converts bombs from 227 to 907 kg into precision-guided munitions. The system is Turkey's adoption of the US Joint Direct Attack Munition guidance kit. | The HGK kit is equipped with an inertial navigation sys…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-26). Hamas Leader Unveiled Coordination With Lebanese Resistance To Attack Israel In Recent Gaza Battle. southfront.org Hamas rocket unit. Illustrative image. | The rockets launched from Lebanon and Syria at Israel during the last battle in the Gaza Strip were the result of coordination between Palestinian factions and the "resistance in Lebanon," Yahya al-Sinwar, leader of the Hamas Movement in Gaza, revealed on May 26. | Sinwar, who was reportedly on Israel's "kill list" during the last battle, made his remarks during a public press conference in Gaza city. By saying the "resistance in Lebanon", the Palestinian leader was referring to Hezb…

Staff (2021-05-26). "America on Fire": Historian Elizabeth Hinton on George Floyd, Policing & Black Rebellion. democracynow.org Protests and vigils were held across the U.S. to mark one year since the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd's death sparked a national uprising and global movement against systemic racism and police brutality. Elizabeth Hinton, an associate professor of history and African American studies at Yale University and a professor of law at Yale Law School, connects the Black Lives Matter protests to a long history of Black rebellion against police violence in her new book "America on Fire" and notes that the U.S. has had previous opportunities to address systemic racism and state violence, but change r…

Staff (2021-05-26). Marcus Smith "Died Like an Animal" When Cops Hogtied Him. Police Have Known for Decades It Can Kill. democracynow.org Despite decades of warnings against the practice, police departments across the country continue to hogtie people during arrests, sometimes with fatal results. On September 8, 2018, Marcus Smith, a 38-year-old homeless Black man in Greensboro, North Carolina, was facing a mental health crisis and asked police officers for help. Instead, eight white officers brutally and fatally hogtied him. Police videos show officers pushed Smith face down on the street and tied a belt around his ankles, then attached it to his cuffed hands so tightly that his knees were lifted off the pavement. Smith's family filed a lawsuit in…

Staff (2021-05-26). Pharma Giant Funds Ads Attacking Drug Bill After Hiking Prices Up to 470 Percent. truthout.org Pharmaceutical giant AbbVie inflated prices for widely-used drugs while its executives pocketed growing bonuses, according to a The committee's two-year investigation found that AbbVi…

Staff (2021-05-26). Getting Real About Prisons and Why They Don't Make Us Safer. truthout.org "People end up in prison for a reason, but it's not the reason that we're fed by all of these cop shows," says Victoria Law. In this episode of "Movement Memos," Kelly Hayes talks with journalist Victoria Law about prisons, why they don't work, and what even well-meaning people tend to get wrong about incarceration. | Music by TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | K…

Staff (2021-05-26). Biden State Department Quietly Grants Boeing License for $735 Million Bomb Sale. truthout.org The Biden administration has Citing an un…

Staff (2021-05-26). Sanders Says No Way to $10 Billion Taxpayer Handout to Bezos' Space Company. truthout.org Last

Brianna Griffith (2021-05-26). Maestra de San Antonio lucha contra la retaliación después de hablar en contra de las escuelas inseguras. liberationnews.org El 10 de mayo, la junta escolar del Distrito Escolar Independiente de San Antonio votó unánimemente a favor de la no renovación de Rachell Tucker, maestra de kindergarten del programa dual en la escuela primaria Highland Park.

Anand Naidoo (2021-05-26). The Heat: United Nations and Biodiversity. america.cgtn.com The United Nations and Biodiversity. What sort of global environmental challenges do we face? And, what needs to be done? The United Nations has just marked the International Day for Biological Diversity. And in recent comments, the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, had some tough words …

Media Lens (2021-05-26). "The Savage Punishment Of Gaza": Israel's Latest Assault On Palestine's Open Prison. dissidentvoice.org Recent media coverage of Israel and Palestine, not least by BBC News, has been full of the usual deceptive propaganda tropes: Israel is 'responding' or 'reacting' to Palestinian 'provocation' and 'escalation'; Palestinian rockets 'killed' Israelis, but Palestinians 'have died' from unnamed causes; Israel has 'armed forces' and 'security forces', but Hamas has 'militants'. And, as …

Global Research News (2021-05-26). Selected Articles: The Zionists on the Defensive. globalresearch.ca By Yes folks, there is an international conspiracy and it is all about "protecting" Israel. It operates through front and lobbying groups that uniquely promote the interests of a …

Staff (2021-05-26). Duque Denies IACHR Entry to Colombia, Social Media Users Remind Him of When he Asked for IAHCR Intervention in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com Stating the official version of the Colombian government regarding the ongoing serious social crisis in Colombia, Iván Duque's vice president and now foreign affairs minister Marta Lucía Ramírez has declined to accept, for the time being, requests from the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). The two multilateral organizations had asked the government of Colombia to allow a commission to enter the country, in order to monitor the countless human rights abuses that have been registered during recent popular protests. | "We have received the requests from…

Monica Moorehead (2021-05-26). Despite loss of life & destruction, Gaza resists, hits Israel hard. workers.org A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas began May 21. It followed 11 days of the U.S.-armed and backed Israeli Air Force's vicious airstrikes on occupied Gaza. The bombs and rockets massacred more than 250 Palestinians, including over 60 children. Some 2,000 people were injured out of a population of 2 . . . |

Eds. (2021-05-26). State Commissioner fires teacher for supporting BLM. mronline.org Richard Corcoran, state commissioner of education in Florida, announced that he fired Amy Donofrio, a teacher in Duval County, because she supported #BlackLivesMatter. | May 26, 2021 | Newswire…

Eds. (2021-05-26). bneGREEN: Russia's weather goes crazy. mronline.org Russia's weather has gone crazy. There is currently a heatwave inside the Arctic Circle where the coast is hotter than Mediterranean beaches. | May 26, 2021 | Newswire…

Alan MacLeod (2021-05-26). Why the Overton window has suddenly shifted on Israel-Palestine. mronline.org There is little doubt that the Overton window on Israel-Palestine is rapidly shifting. To understand why, MintPress spoke to academics, experts, and rights groups familiar with the subject. | May 26, 2021…

Eds. (2021-05-26). A mainstream outlet accepted my pitch on what media refuses to say about U.S. empire—then refused to let me say it. mronline.org A mainstream academic outlet called The Conversation green-lighted my article on foreign policy issues Western media refuses to discuss. With the piece ready to go live, everything went horribly wrong. | May 26, 2021…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-26). Palestine is a Mirror into the Contemporary World Struggle Against Imperialism, and its Contradictions. libya360.wordpress.com Danny Haiphong One cannot logically support the liberation of Palestine while simultaneously advocating regime change in Syria and Venezuela and obscene funding for the US military. "Palestinians deserve full solidarity in their ongoing struggle to liberate themselves and their land." Unity among the people of colonized Palestine has engendered a violent response from the Israeli…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-26). US Moves against Ethiopia and Eritrea: Atrocities Alleged, Sanctions Imposed. libya360.wordpress.com Ann Garrison Historian Jeff Pearce, @jeffpropulsion, responding to the atrocity reports of Alula Solomon, @Alula_Solomon, CEO, Tigrai Media House US hostilities towards Ethiopia and Eritrea look more and more like those preceding US wars in Yugoslavia, Libya, and Syria, writes Ann Garrison. On May 20, the US Senate passed Senate Resolution 97 "calling on the Government…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-05-26). Pakistan, China, India and the Afghan Chessboard. globalresearch.ca Apocalyptic scenario is …

WSWS (2021-05-26). US planned nuclear attack on Chinese cities in 1958 Taiwan crisis. wsws.org Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon papers in 1971, has published classified documents making clear that the Pentagon was actively preparing a nuclear attack on Chinese cities in 1958.

Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-26). 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.

Ben Norton (2021-05-26). US-funded Belarusian regime-change activist arrested on plane served with neo-Nazis in Ukraine. thegrayzone.com Belarusian regime-change activist Roman Protasevich, whose arrest on a grounded plane caused a global scandal, joined Ukraine's neo-Nazi Azov Battalion and was cultivated by the US government's media apparatus. A high-profile Belarusian regime-change activist whose detention on a forcibly grounded airplane caused an international scandal has extensive links to neo-fascist groups, which his political sponsors in Western capitals have conveniently overlooked. Right-wing activist Roman Protasevich was traveling on the Irish airliner Ryanair on May 23 when the plane crossed into …

Medea Benjamin, Nicholas J.S. Davies (2021-05-26). The Emperor's New Rules: America's "Rules-Based Order" has Blind Spots. juancole.com ( Code Pink) — The world is reeling in horror at the latest Israeli massacre of hundreds of men, women and children in Gaza. Much of the world is also shocked by the role of the United States in this crisis, as it keeps providing Israel with weapons to kill Palestinian civilians, in violation of …

Rohan Rice (2021-05-26). Nicaragua's Inspiring Response to COVID-19. globalresearch.ca Little attention has …

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