2021-05-28: News Headlines

José A. Amesty R. (2021-05-28). øColombia va por el petróleo venezolano? globalizacion.ca Colombia, desde hace décadas continua con la escalada de guerra sucia contra la guerrilla, para "supuestamente proteger" sus reservas de petróleo. E igualmente, EE.UU. la está apoyando con su fachada de búsqueda de "narco-terroristas", pero su intención es establecer condiciones…

Angela (2021-05-28). Saturday 5/29: From Colombia to Palestine: Abolish State Terror. indybay.org Pan Pacific Park, Los Angeles, CA…

Sam Wainwright (2021-05-28). Solidarity shown with Colombia. greenleft.org.au A vigil at Tarndanyangga (Victoria Square), in Adelaide, on May 24 was organised to show solidarity with the people of Colombia and to mark the more than 47 people who have been killed by security forces since April 28. | Police and military forces in Colombia are violently repressing those who are mobilising against new neoliberal tax changes. A four-day national strike was organised in April.

Fight Back (2021-05-28). U.S.-backed commandos kill blind Colombian revolutionary leader. fightbacknews.org On May 17, a U.S.-backed Colombian commando unit, acting like bounty hunters, illegally crossed into the Venezuelan state of Zulia to murder Colombian rebel leader Jesus Santrich. Like the criminal gangsters they are, the commandos cut off his left finger to verify his identity to claim the $1 million bounty cosponsored by the U.S. State Department and the Colombian President Ivan Duque. | One might be forced to ask the question: why would the U.S. and Colombian governments place a $1 million bounty for a dead-or-alive capture of a blind 55-year-old former peace negotiator who was in a small mountain town near th…

Derek Royden (2021-05-28). Colombia's protests and the coming revolt against authoritarian neoliberalism. nationofchange.org It leaves one wondering whether the Andean country is becoming more like its most important ally as many in the western press insist, or if the politics of the United States and its allies are becoming more like those of Colombia.

Daniela Jimenez (2021-05-28). Foreign Affairs Minister Arreaza's Forceful Response to Biden's Advisor, Juan González. orinocotribune.com Following pessimistic and meddlesome remarks made this Wednesday, May 26, by Juan González, advisor to the US president Joe Biden, assuring that political pressure on President Nicolás Maduro will persist if the dialogue between the opposition and Chavismo "fails," the Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza responded to the Colombian González. | "The dialogue has been fruitful and has generated peace thanks to the willingness of Venezuelans," wrote Arreaza on Twitter. "You should occupy yourself with your two countries: main producer of narcotics (Colombia) and the main consumer (United States), and re…

Editor2 (2021-05-28). Colombia Turns on Media Amid Barrage of Lies and Propaganda. orinocotribune.com By Adriaan Alsema — May 26, 2021 | Public support for Colombia's mass media has plummeted as they persistently contradict citizen reporting, a poll confirmed. | According to pollster Invamer, public approval of the news media dropped from 41% to 31% since ongoing anti-government protests began on April 28. | The approval of "the media" in Colombia has been dropping for a decade, but plummeted in May after a wave of social media reports on police brutality was blatantly contradicted by mass media. | Media approval | Colombians become their own reporters | While citizens reported extreme violence by the sec…

Nils Castro (2021-05-28). La crisis latente en la frontera colombo-panameña. globalizacion.ca El heterogéneo flujo migratorio que ingresa a Panamá a través de la frontera con Colombia tiende a continuar y crecer. Pese a la dureza y letalidad de los caminos que penetran al territorio panameño a través de la selva, es…

Arabi Souri (2021-05-28). President Bashar Al-Assad Won Re-election with 95.1% of the Total Votes. globalresearch.ca President Bashar Assad…

Staff (2021-05-28). Headlines for May 28, 2021. democracynow.org U.N. Human Rights Chief Says Israel May Have Committed War Crimes in Gaza, African Nations Need 20 Million AstraZeneca Doses Within Weeks to Complete Vaccinations , Public Citizen Says a $25 Billion Investment Could Vaccinate the World, Senate GOP Ready to Filibuster Commission on January 6 Insurrection , Biden Reportedly Offered Japan Ambassadorship to Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Amazon Announces Deal to Acquire MGM Studios; WarnerMedia to Merge with Discovery , Elizabeth Warren Grills Bank CEOs for Preying on Customers During Pandemic, San Jose Gunman Expressed Hate for Co-Workers for Years, Had History…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-28). Israel Rejects U.S. Decision To Re-Open Consulate In East Jerusalem. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 27th, Israeli authorities rejected the US plan to reopen its consulate in East Jerusalem, local media reported. | Israel's Ambassador in Washington, Gilad Erdan, said that the government firmly opposes the move to reopen the consulate catering for the Palestinians within what he described as Israel's "sovereign territory". | According to the Jerusalem Post, the issue was raised during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blink…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-28). Putin Assured Support To Bashar Al-Assad In Fight Against Terrorism With Wave Of Russian Airstrikes On ISIS. southfront.org The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) combat operations against ISIS cells in Syria's central region are picking up, the Syrian Observatory…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-28). Syrian Security Forces Clash With Protesters In Daraa City (Video). southfront.org Screen grab from the protest video. | Late on May 27, Syrian security forces clashed with pro-opposition protesters in the southern city of Daraa, a former stronghold of the rebels. | Dozens of opposition supporters took to the streets in the southern part of Daraa, known as Daraa al-Balad, to protest against the presidential elections which saw President Bashar al-Assad The gathering was pea…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-28). Bashar Al-Assad Elected For His 4th Term As Syrian President. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In an expected outcome, Syria's incumbent president Bashar al-Assad won the May 26th election with 95.1% of the vote. | Assad's government said the election shows Syria is functioning normally despite the decade-old conflict. | Syria's parliament speaker, Hammouda Sabbagh announced the results at a news conference, saying voter turnout was around 78%, with more than 14 million Syrians taking part. | The Speaker went on to say that the second candidate to…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-28). How America Does Regime-Change Propaganda. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Eric Zuesse. | In the case of Saddam Hussein, it was by lying about "WMD" and about Saddam's being behind Al Qaeda. | In the case of Muammar Qaddafi, it was by lying about Qaddafi's being hated (instead of supported) by most Libyans. | In the case of Bashar al-Assad, it was by lying about Assad's being hated (instead of supported) by most Syrians. | In the case of Xi Jinping, it is by lying about Xi's being a dictator. | In the case of Vladimir Putin, it is by lying about Putin's being…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-28). Russia, Pakistan To Build New North-South Gas Pipeline. southfront.org Illustrative image | On May 28, Russia and Pakistan have signed an agreement to build the North-South gas pipeline, also known as the Pakistan Stream. The document signed by Russian Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov and Pakistani Ambassador to Russia Shafkat Ali-Khan allows to begin in the near future the construction of the pipeline, according to the Russian Ministry of Energy."The signing of this protocol will allow our companies to begin the realization of the project in the very near future, thereby helpi…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-28). UN Human Rights Council forms commission to probe rights violations in Palestine; Israel won't cooperate. peoplesdispatch.org The commission will investigate violations of all humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in Israel over the past two months…

Staff (2021-05-28). Israeli Bombs Killed 66 Kids in Gaza Including 12 Who Were Getting Help for Trauma from Past Attacks. democracynow.org As the United Nations human rights chief warns Israel may have committed war crimes in Gaza, we look at how Israel killed 12 Palestinian children being treated for trauma from past Israeli bombings. Jan Egeland, secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council, says Gaza has become "the home of hopelessness," particularly for young people in the besieged territory. "We humanitarian workers are sick and tired of building and rebuilding and see it all torn down again," Egeland says of Israel's repeated attacks on Gaza. "We are accumulating rubble, we're accumulating dead children, and we're accumulating hopelessn…

Lee Camp (2021-05-28). How to End the U.S. Prison State Quick and Easy. counterpunch.org A few weeks ago I covered the mind-blowing facts about American prisons that should make anyone and everyone rethink/detest/abhor the entire institution. Now, I want to examine the reasons people find themselves locked up in the largest prison state in the world (the Land of the Free) and see if we can't decrease the number of inmates

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-28). How It All Went Wrong: the Global Response to COVID-19. counterpunch.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

Anonymous103 (2021-05-28). The Dominic Cummings Show. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | The former chief strategist for Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in a stroppy mood before the UK parliamentary Health and Science committee. For

WSWS (2021-05-28). Construction worker suffers life-threatening injuries after 30-foot fall at Amazon site in Massachusetts. wsws.org The worker was on the roof of an Amazon facility under construction when he fell through the skylight to the ground.

Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Ellen Reese (2021-05-28). Amazon's Meteoric Rise in Global Capitalism. indybay.org Amazon's meteoric rise is, in our view, a key moment in global capitalism. The company's rise to power reflects the increasing influence of neoliberal politics and corporate power in general. It represents a major shift in the global political economy, what we call Amazon capitalism.

WSWS (2021-05-28). Alabama miners and supporters denounce assault by UMWA officials and isolation of Warrior Met strike. wsws.org Miners and community members have denounced the United Mine Workers officials who attacked two members of the "Dixieland of the Proletariat" podcast, falsely believing they were representatives of the World Socialist Web Site.

Editorial Team (2021-05-28). Bizarre propaganda offensive begins against New Zealand. challenge-magazine.org The Five Eyes is an "intelligence alliance" compromising of Canada, the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand that began as a World War 2 tool but for most of its existence been a weapon against socialist states. | Its primary function currently is to compile resources for propaganda attacks on China and supposedly validate a whole range of hyperbolic claims about Beijing. | With the population of New Zealand being only about 2% that of the United States' alone, many would correctly assume that Wellington's contribution to this arrangement isn't substantial. A paper from the small country's government estimated th…

Eds. (2021-05-28). Social reproduction feminism or socialist feminism? mronline.org On Susan Ferguson's book "Women and Work: Feminism, Labour and Social Reproduction." | May 28, 2021 | Review…

Juan Cole (2021-05-28). Irish Parliament first in EU to Condemn Creeping Israeli "Annexation" of Palestinian West Bank. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Kerry O'Shea at the Irish Examiner reports that the Irish Dail (parliament) on Wednesday night passed a resolution accusing Israel of having committed the crime of "annexing" the Palestinian territories. Ireland is the first European Union state to make such a declaration. The motion also condemned Hamas for indiscriminately firing …

Juan Cole (2021-05-28). "This will Change the World" zcomm.org Dutch Court orders Shell to reduce CO2 by 45% by 2030…

Mark Kersten (2021-05-28). This Time, the World and the International Criminal Court Is Watching. commondreams.org "Despite attacks against the ICC, the court is proceeding with its investigation of war crimes in Palestine." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-05-28). Roaming Charges: Back to the Future in Gaza. counterpunch.org It's been said many times but unfortunately can't be said often enough that the conflation of criticism of Israeli atrocities with anti-semitism is a deliberate tactic even though it demeans the toxicity of real anti-semitism. You almost get the sense that if anti-semitism didn't exist, it would serve Israel's strategic interest to bomb it into being, as a kind of permanent shield against popular outrage over its human rights crimes.

F. William Engdahl (2021-05-28). "Somos conejillos de indias humanos": Las alarmantes tasas de víctimas de las vacunas de ARNm requieren acción urgente. globalizacion.ca *** | A medida que surgen datos oficiales del gobierno en Europa y EE. UU. Sobre el alarmante número de muertes y parálisis permanente, así como otros efectos secundarios graves de las vacunas experimentales de ARNm, está quedando claro que se…

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-05-28). North Macedonia Acknowledges Risk of Greater Albania Project. globalresearch.ca For the first …

Joris Leverink (2021-05-28). From Zapata to the Zapatistas: Mexico's "other" Commune. roarmag.org "What is the Commune, that Sphinx so tantalizing to the bourgeois mind?" Karl Marx asked in The Civil War in France, his manifesto-like analysis written for the International Workers' Association. For the case of the Paris Commune, which lasted for barely 72 days between March 18 and May 28, 1871, Marx seemed to have his answer ready: "Its true secret was this. It was essentially a working-class government, the product of the struggle of the producing against the appropriating class, the political form at last discovered under which to work out the economical emancipation of labor." | What happened, according to…

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-05-28). Vijay Prashad on India, Covid and Modi. fair.org New York Times ( This week on CounterSpin: A May 25 New York Times

Joris Leverink (2021-05-28). We keep us safe: the transformative justice movement. roarmag.org Protesters at a Black Lives Matter rally near Washington D.C., US — June 6, 2020. Photo: Johnny Silvercloud / Shutterstock.com | This essay was produced in collaboration with the In the early days of the Black Lives Matter uprisings, the sight of Minneapolis' Third Precinct police station in flames was something many had never before imagined.

Staff (2021-05-28). May 28, NYC: CUNY Must Divest! Rally and Press Conference for Palestine. samidoun.net Friday, 28 May 3: 00 pm John Jay College 524 W 59th St New York City Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/2951785921811362… This event will publicize the CUNY Statement for Palestine and then march to CUNY offices. See latest statement updates at the link. CUNY Community Statement of Solidarity with the Palestinian People [To add your name, please click here or email cuny.solidarity.letter@gmail.com] We, members of the City University of New York community, stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine resisting the violence and oppression of Israeli settler colonial and apartheid rule. We condemn the brut…

Al Neal (2021-05-28). This Memorial Day also remember the African Americans murdered by police. peoplesworld.org Michael Brown's lifeless body lay uncovered on hot asphalt, his blood pooling beneath him for hours on that fateful summer day in 2014. Brown died at the hands of a white Ferguson, Mo. police officer following a questionable altercation. The officer was not wearing a body camera, and no one captured cell phone video of …

Staff (2021-05-28). What corporate media got wrong about this brutal arrest caught on bodycam. therealnews.com The differences between how PAR and local media covered the arrest and tasering of a cab driver in Toledo, Ohio, are striking. We explore this discrepancy as an example of the ways mainstream media propagates official law enforcement narratives and runs cover for police overreach.

Eds. (2021-05-28). How 'Justice for George Floyd!' shook the ruling class to the core. mronline.org On May 25, 2020, 44-year-old white Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on 46-year-old unarmed Black man George Floyd's neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds, sadistically murdering him. | May 28, 2021…

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-05-28). Suspected police hand in death of youth in Swaziland sparks mass protests. peoplesdispatch.org The alleged role of the police in the death of Thabani Nkomonye has led to huge protests. Security forces attacked his memorial service and arrested student protesters, including Bafanabakhe Sacolo, secretary general of the Swaziland National Union of Students…

Staff (2021-05-28). May 28, NYC: CUNY Must Divest! Rally and Press Conference for Palestine. samidoun.net Friday, 28 May 3: 00 pm John Jay College 524 W 59th St New York City Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/2951785921811362… This event will publicize the CUNY Statement for Palestine and then march to CUNY offices. See latest statement updates at the link. CUNY Community Statement of Solidarity with the Palestinian People [To add your name, please click here or email cuny.solidarity.letter@gmail.com] We, members of the City University of New York community, stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine resisting the violence and oppression of Israeli settler colonial and apartheid rule. We condemn the brut…

Party for Socialism, Liberation (2021-05-28). Free Palestine! End all U.S. aid to Israel! liberationnews.org The Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) joins with people from across the country who are marching and rallying in solidarity with the the Palestinian people in their heroic struggle for self-determination, liberation and the right of return. Over the past three weeks, millions have taken to the streets in cities and towns across the …

Staff (2021-05-28). May 29, Washington DC: National March for Palestine endorsed by 100+ organizations #March4Palestine. samidoun.net Saturday, May 29 3 pm — 8 pm Lincoln Memorial Washington, DC Info page: www.ampalestine.org/NationalMarch Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is honoured to join American Muslims for Palestine and over 100 organizations nationwide to march on Washington on Saturday, May 29 and demand to #SanctionIsrael. As the call to the rally notes: "We need to go big and bold right now for Palestinian liberation now that a ceasefire has gone into effect. No return to the status quo. It is time for Israeli settler-colonialism, ethnic cleansing, apartheid, military occupation, and blockade to be dismant…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-28). Biden's nominee for OSHA chief fights GOP for virus standards. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

teleSUR Desk (2021-05-28). Report: U.S. police have killed 1068 people since Floyd's death. mronline.org U.S. police officers have killed at least 1068 people since the killing of African-American George Floyd by physical force by an officer a year ago, a report by a police watchdog group indicates. | May 28, 2021…

Staff (2021-05-28). 29 May, Paris: Advance premier of "Fedayin: The Struggle of Georges Abdallah" samidoun.net The documentary film Fedayin, the Struggle of Georges Abdallah will be screened in preview on Saturday, May 29 at 6 p.m. at the Luminor cinema in Paris as part of the Festival Ciné-Palestine and with the participation of the Unitary Campaign for the Liberation of Georges Abdallah . Tickets for the screening are already sold out! However, you can catch other events of the Festival — see the schedule and more info on Facebook: www.facebook.com/FestivalCinePalestine/ Fedayin, the Struggle of Georges Abdallah retraces the course of an indefatigable Arab communist and fighter for Palestine. From the Pales…

The Conversation (2021-05-28). In Revolution, Shareholders vote Climate Activist Hedge Funders onto Board of ExxonMobil. juancole.com By Mark DesJardine and Tima Bansal | — One of the most expensive Wall Street shareholder battles on record could signal a big shift in how hedge funds and other investors view sustainability. Exxon Mobil Corp. has been fending off a so-called proxy fight from a hedge fund known as Engine No. 1, which blames …

Special to People's World (2021-05-28). California Assembly bill aims to remove derogatory term 'alien' from state law. peoplesworld.org SACRAMENTO — Assemblywoman Luz Rivas's (D-Arleta) Assembly Bill 1096 was approved by the California Assembly Thurs., May 20, with bipartisan support and will now move on to the State Senate. It is expected that that bill will also pass in the Senate. AB 1096 eliminates the offensive term "alien" from all state codes. The legislation …

Staff (2021-05-28). Everyone benefits from public media, but nobody talks about funding it. therealnews.com As the world of digital media becomes more and more saturated, it's harder than ever for left-leaning independent media to make an impact.

Aviva Levine (2021-05-28). Community rallies in support of vandalized Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago. liberationnews.org This vandalism occurred as part of a broader nationwide assault on reproductive rights.

Staff (2021-05-28). Texas' prison plantation model was a brutal remnant of slavery. therealnews.com Prisoners were used for agricultural work and overseen by other prisoners using a structure that barely differed from the one used during slavery, as scholar and author Robert Chase explains.

Liberation Staff (2021-05-28). PODCAST: BDS and the Battle for Free Speech. liberationnews.org Journalist Abby Martin, the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF), and CAIR won a major victory for free speech and the right to protest in solidarity with Palestine in a May 24 federal court ruling.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-28). Chicago ordinance bringing laid-off hotel workers back to work stalls. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO—Marie Lourdie Pierre-Jacques, a naturalized Haitian immigrant who was a banquet server in Swissotel in Chicago's Loop, gave her life to her job for 18 years. She almost had her first baby at the hotel. After only six weeks of leave, she returned to work. After that, her first son called her sister "Mommy" and …

Éric Toussaint (2021-05-28). North Africa and the Middle-East: A new wave of debt. Part 6. mronline.org We deepen our analysis by focusing on various regions. After Latin America and the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa, we continue with the Middle-East and North Africa (MENA). | May 28, 2021 | Newswire…

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-28). Lenin went to dance in the snow to celebrate the Paris Commune and the Soviet Republic. mronline.org The workers of Paris created the Commune on 18 March, building on the wave of revolutionary optimism that first lapped on the shores of France in 1789 and then again in 1830 and 1848. | May 28, 2021…

Staff (2021-05-28). U.S. Marks 100th Anniversary of Tulsa Race Massacre, When White Mob Destroyed "Black Wall Street" democracynow.org Memorial Day marks the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, one of the deadliest episodes of racial violence in U.S. history, when the thriving African American neighborhood of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma — known as "Black Wall Street" — was burned to the ground by a white mob. An estimated 300 African Americans were killed and over 1,000 injured. Whites in Tulsa actively suppressed the truth, and African Americans were intimidated into silence. But efforts to restore the horrific event to its rightful place in U.S. history are having an impact. Survivors testified last week before Cong…

Fabián Capecchi (2021-05-28). Detengamos la matanza de los lobos. peoplesworld.org Esta locura de querer acabar con los lobos en varios estados, no es más que una cruel masacre sin sentido, al no permitirle a los científicos o ambientalistas dar su opinión para controlar la población de lobos en el país. Legisladores y políticos prefieren la vía rápida de permitir la matanza de estos importantes e …

Jenny Farrell (2021-05-28). The Paris Commune: 'In future we will turn the guns on you'. peoplesworld.org As we mark the 150th anniversary of the French proletariat's heroic first bid to set up La Commune in Paris, let us examine German playwright Bertolt Brecht's interpretation of this great event in his play The Days of the Commune. The Commune broke out spontaneously on March 18, 1871. War with Germany, hardship, unemployment, and …

Staff (2021-05-28). US Jews Are Increasingly Breaking With Israel to Support Palestinian Liberation. truthout.org The bombs Israel has dropped on Palestinian homes have reverberated around the globe, fueling a seismic shift within the U.S. Jewish community. More than ever, U.S. Jews are condemning the violence and calling upon Congress to end U.S. military funding to Israel. | Thanks in part to decades of grassroots activism, a generation is increasingly awakening to the gruesome sights in Gaza, and American Jews of all ages are recognizing that support for Palestinians is not incongruous with embraci…

Staff (2021-05-28). Sanders Warns That Dragging Out Talks With GOP Could Lose Congress for Dems. truthout.org As the White House's fruitless infrastructure talks with Republican lawmakers

Staff (2021-05-28). Gaetz Says Supporters Should "Use" the "Second Amendment" Against Tech Companies. truthout.org During a so-called "America First" rally in Georgia on Thursday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) advocated for violent actions against tech companies that have banned certain right-wing users. |

Staff (2021-05-28). 100th Anniversary of Tulsa Massacre Should Remind Us Why Reparations Are Needed. truthout.org Memorial Day marks the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, one of the deadliest episodes of racial violence in U.S. history, when the thriving African American neighborhood of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma — known as "Black Wall Street" — was burned to the ground by a white mob. An estimated 300 African Americans were killed and over 1,000 injured. Whites in Tulsa actively suppressed the truth, and African Americans were intimidated into silence. But efforts to re…

Staff (2021-05-28). Forget the GOP Plan. Climate Activists Want $10 Trillion for Infrastructure. truthout.org As President Biden haggles with Republicans on infrastructure, youth climate activists continue pushing for the bold vision of a Green New Deal. Sunrise Movement activist Lily Gardner says Biden should forget the GOP and listen to young people, who are fired up about the prospect of a Civilian Climate Corps that would create thousands of jobs combatting the climate crisis and building a sustainable future. | Music by TRANSCRIPT: | Th…

Staff (2021-05-28). Palestinian Nurse: We've Been Occupied for 73 Years. A Ceasefire Is Not Enough. truthout.org Left Voice interviewed Mohammad Samara, a nurse from the West Bank, during the increased assault on Palestinian people and their land. We spoke about his experience seeing the disparities in healthcare and the recent strike on May 18. | Thanks a lot for being willing to do this interview with us, it means a lot. Could you start by telling us your name, where you live and what you do for work? | My name is Mohammed Samara, and I live in Nablus in Palestine. I work at Refugee Surgical Hospital P…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-28). Iraqi Security Forces Thwarted Rocket Attack In Baghdad (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On May 28, the Iraqi Security Media Cell announced that the Federal Police had thwarted a rocket attack on an unspecified target in the capital Baghdad. | An improvised rocket launched loaded with three "Katyusha" [107 mm] rockets and wired to a timer was found in the al-Jihad neighborhood, which is located around 5 kilometers to the east of Baghdad International Airport. | "A security force uncovered a rocket launcher prepared to targ…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-28). Houthi Drones Strike Back With New Attack On Saudi Arabia. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | On May 28, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it had foiled a drone attack by the Houthis (Ansar Allah) on the Kingdom territory. | In a brief statement, the coalition claimed that a drone had been "intercepted" and "destroyed" over the southern part of Saud Arabia. The drone, whose type was not identified, was allegedly launched from Yemen. | "The Houthi terrorist militia continues its attempts to target civilians and civilian objects … We take operational me…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-28). Combat Footage: PKK Fighters Attacked Turkish Military Post Near Border With Iran. southfront.org Screen grab from the Gerilla TV video. | On May 28, the Gerilla TV released footage of a recent attack by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on the Turkish military near the border with Iran. | The attack, which took place on May 13, targeted a military position near the Gàºrbulak border gate in the eastern Turkish province of Aƒürƒ±. | During the attack, PKK fighters targeted the position with rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles. In a statement, the PKK claimed that "many" Turkish service…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-28). Three Turkish Proxy Groups Merged In New Formation In Northern Syria. southfront.org File image. | On May 28, three Turkish-backed armed groups in northern Syria merged in a new formation led by the Syrian National Army (SNA) called the 13th Division. | In a joint statement, the groups, the Mehmed the Conqueror Division, the Samarkand Brigade and the Waqqas Brigade, said that the step is meant organize military forces in Turkish-occupied areas in northern and northeastern Syria. | The three groups are among the smallest factions of the SNA, which was formed in 2017 to unify Turkish-backed groups and pla…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-28). Satellite Image Of Russian Heavy Bombers In Hmeimim Air Base Surfaced Online. southfront.org File image. | On May 28, defense observer The bombers were

Global Research News (2021-05-28). Selected Articles: The Battle to Suppress Hydroxychloroquine as a Cheap and Effective Drug for the Treatment of COVID-19. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | These are important articles. Please send them to your family, friends and colleagues. | Forward this selection by email, post on social media, spread the word. |

A Guest Author (2021-05-28). Cops and colonizers out of LGBTQ+ Pride! Statement of LGBTQ+ Caucus of Workers World Party. workers.org As we head into Pride month 2021 — after more than a year of being locked down due to the COVID-19 pandemic — we are still plagued by twin epidemics of rampant racist police terror against the Black and Brown communities and U.S.-armed Israeli bombings and murder of Palestinian people . . . |

A Guest Author (2021-05-28). '1619 Project': Progressive educators oppose reactionary curriculum. workers.org By Andy Terhune Right-wing lawmakers in 15 states are passing legislation that will require public school teachers to teach a nationalist narrative of history, which ignores the genocidal, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant and oppressive history of the United States. Specific legislation differs among the 15 states, but they all include a . . . |

A Guest Author (2021-05-28). '1619 Project': Progressive educators oppose reactionary legislation. workers.org By Andy Terhune Right-wing lawmakers in 15 states are passing legislation that will require public school teachers to teach a nationalist narrative of history, which ignores the genocidal, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant and oppressive history of the United States. Specific legislation differs among the 15 states, but they all include a . . . |

Anonymous007 (2021-05-28). Microsoft Reveals Another Alleged CyberAttack By Nobelium. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 27th, Microsoft It allegedly targeted government agencies, think tanks, consultants, and NGOs."This wave of attacks targeted approximately 3,000 email accounts at more than 150 different organizations. While organizations in the United Stat…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-28). Broken Dreams: Kiev Not Invited To NATO's Closed Meeting, Still Not Member. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 26th, Ukraine complained that there had been no progress in NATO's "open-door" policy to Ukrainian membership. | It also failed understand why it was not invited to the Western military alliance's summit., when it is not a member yet. | NATO meets on June 14 in Brussels in the hope of repairing transatlantic ties under U.S. President Joe Biden amid growing tensions with Russia."We understand the desire of the allies to hold a closed summit … but we do not understand ho…

The Tricontinental (2021-05-28). Dossier no. 40: The challenges facing Brazil's left. mronline.org If the social consequences of adopting an ultra-neoliberal project weren't enough already, the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and the gross mismanagement and negligence in combatting the virus have led to the worst-case social, economic, and health scenarios. | May 27, 2021…

WSWS (2021-05-28). Cross-Canada Educators Rank-and-File Committee hears report on pandemic from Dr. Benjamin Mateus. wsws.org Dr. Mateus stressed COVID-19 is a global phenomenon that can only be combatted by means of an internationally-coordinated response led by the working class.

WSWS (2021-05-28). Students back on UK campuses amid explosive growth of Indian covid variant. wsws.org The reopening of campuses last September led to the massive spread of covid, forcing thousands of students to self-isolate after travelling away from friends and family, and the government is repeating the same reckless policy, recommending that all students be "eligible to return to in-person teaching and learning."

John O'Kane (2021-05-28). Red Capital, Red Baiting, Yellow Peril. counterpunch.org For many Americans China has been such a perpetual threat that when Covid arrived it could easily become the "China Virus" even for those who weren't avid Trumpers. China-the-enemy has been secure in our collective minds ever since the 1949 revolution brought communism to power, piling on a menace that the Soviets had already managed

WSWS (2021-05-28). COVID pandemic spawns vaccine billionaires amid global mass death. wsws.org The profits reaped off vaccine production have produced nine new billionaires, amid record deaths and a denial of vaccinations for the vast majority of the world's population.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-28). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-28). 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 …

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi (2021-05-28). Video: How COVID Vaccines Can Cause Blood Clots and More: Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi. globalresearch.ca Doctors for COVID …

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi (2021-05-28). Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi Interview: COVID Vaccine Blood Clot Risk Was Known, Ignored & Buried. globalresearch.ca Joining us today is Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, here to discuss …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-28). 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 …

Sandipan Talukdar (2021-05-28). Neutralising antibodies can be marker of COVID-19 vaccine efficacy. peoplesdispatch.org One issue with vaccines against COVID-19 is the process of gauging their efficacy. Scientists have tried to zero in on a marker that can be easily detected and will show what level of efficacy a vaccine. One such marker can be the neutralizing antibodies that are found in the blood after a vaccine dose has been administered. | The latest study published in the

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-28). 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 (2021-05-28). 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 …

WillOfMany (2021-05-28). 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.

Vida Linda (2021-05-28). 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 (2021-05-28). 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."

Sam Wainwright (2021-05-28). Workers tell Harvey Norman to support pay rise. greenleft.org.au Around 100 people joined a protest outside Harvey Norman on May 28 to support the Australian Council of Trade Union's submission for a 3.5% increase to workers through the annual wage review. | Billionaire retailer Gerry Harvey's company has proposed that any raise to the country's lowest-paid workers be delayed by six months. | This would amount to a wage cut. | Despite increasing its profits 116% during six months of the COVID-19 shut downs, Harvey Norman has insisted on keeping all the $22 million JobKeeper allowance that was paid to it. | Other employers have argued for no increase at all. | Australian Counci…

Latino Rebels (2021-05-28). Undocumented and LGBTQ (Part 8, COVID Edition). latinorebels.com Latino Rebels Radio: May 28, 2021…

WSWS (2021-05-28). Indian and Sri Lankan workers and students explain why they are attending the May 30 meeting on India's COVID-19 catastrophe. wsws.org SEP members in Sri Lanka and the ICFI supporters in India spoke with workers and students who plan to attend this Sunday's meeting.

Labor Video Project (2021-05-28). UBER/Ride Share Gig Drivers Protest Against Rip-offs & CA Prop 22 At UBER World HQ. indybay.org A rally was held of UBER, Lyft and Rideshare workers to protest the lack of healthcare and the cost shifting by these companies having the state pay for healthcare.

Nick Alexandrov (2021-05-28). Necropolis Now: The U.S. Assault on Iraqi Healthcare. counterpunch.org The recent Baghdad hospital fire, Western reporters told Iraq, is a "you" problem. The Washington Post blamed the country's "endemic corruption" for the 82 deaths. The New York Times denounced its "mismanagement" and "legacy of decrepit infrastructure." And the Wall Street Journal, quoting Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, cited "negligence." But Iraqi healthcare wasn't always

Medea Benjamin Marcy Winograd (2021-05-28). A small GOP-dominated Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Coalition is waging a frightening campaign for nuclear rearmament. juancole.com (Responsible Statecraft) — Democrats might control the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government right now, but a small Republican-dominated Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Coalition exercises outsized influence in a frightening campaign for nuclear rearmament. The coalition, comprising six senators from states that house, develop, or test underground land-based nuclear weapons, is pushing a …

Judith Deutsch (2021-05-28). What Must be Done to Really Stop Child Killing: Israel et al. counterpunch.org "Why would you just send a missile to them and kill them?" a 10 year old girl in Gaza 2021 Massacre — 67 Gazan children killed and 2 Israeli children. 2014 Massacre — 582 Gazan children killed and 1 Israeli child. [1] 2009 Massacre 345 Palestinian children, 0 Israeli. 2006 Massacre — high accuracy missiles

Andaleeb Adwan (2021-05-28). What Does It Mean to be a Woman, a Mother and a Grandmother in Gaza? counterpunch.org Don't think that I'm addressing this to both genders out of concern for gender equality or to ensure gender-sensitive language. No. I want each of you, man or woman — those that God placed outside of Gaza, whether you're Palestinian or not — to try to seriously imagine yourselves in Gaza now, even for just

Julia Conley (2021-05-28). 'This Is the Price of War': Israeli Newspaper Publishes Photos of All 67 Palestinian Children Killed in Gaza Onslaught. globalresearch.ca Human rights advocates …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-05-28). The Invasion of Gaza: Part of a Broader Israeli Military-Intelligence Agenda. globalresearch.ca Israeli tanks and infantry entered Gaza in an all out ground offensive.

Angela (2021-05-28). Thursday 5/27: The Gaza Monologues. indybay.org Zoom…

Jeremy Corbyn (2021-05-28). "Israel Must End the Siege of Gaza" zcomm.org Interview on the fight for a Palestine free from occupation and why the Biden administration needs to end its military support for Israel…

WSWS (2021-05-28). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Operating theatre nurses' national one-day pay strike in France; Port Ravenna dockers in Italy ready to strike to block transport of military hardware for use against Gaza; national warning strikes by retail workers across Germany over pay; Stoppages at some UK schools and Liverpool University…

ANSWER Coalition Bay Area (2021-05-28). Sunday 5/30: San Francisco Caravan: End the U.S. Blockade of Cuba! indybay.org Gather at 1875 Marin Street, San Francisco…

Staff (2021-05-28). The Tulsa Race Massacre and the Violence of Forgetting. aclu.org In the early 1920's, Black Americans were under the siege of direct and indirect racial violence with widespread lynchings, Jim Crow laws, and race riots across the country. And yet the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma was thriving. Its streets were lined with successful Black-owned businesses and Black professionals. The district was so successful that the area was dubbed "Black Wall Street." | But 100 years ago, on May 31, 1921, a white mob of several thousand murdered up to 300 Black residents, and destroyed almost every Black business, church, and home in the 35-square-block neighborhood.

Revolution Books (2021-05-28). Tuesday 6/1: 100 Years Since the Tulsa Massacre: A Talk by Carl Dix at Rev Bks NY, Viewing in Berkeleye. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

David M. Perry (2021-05-28). A Historian of the Tulsa Race Massacre Confronts the Myth of Objectivity. thenation.com A Historian of the Tulsa Race Massacre Confronts the Myth of Objectivity…

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-28). UN to probe Israeli repression against Palestinians as a whole. electronicintifada.net Not a single EU state voted in favor of the resolution.

commondreams (2021-05-28). CODEPINK Statement on the Biden Administration's $753 billion Proposed Pentagon Budget. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Norman Solomon (2021-05-28). Biden's Eloquence About George Floyd Is Likely to Soon Ring Hollow. indybay.org Black Lives Matter can't just be a slogan…

Andrew Korybko (2021-05-28). Turkey's Military Engagement with the "Lublin Triangle" (Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine) Aims to "Balance Russia" globalresearch.ca Poland's agreement to …

Peter Koenig (2021-05-28). "Xinjiang in My Eyes": Debunking the Lies and Anti-China Propaganda Focusing on China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. globalresearch.ca This article is …

Stephen Lendman (2021-05-28). Medical Tyranny in Chicago. globalresearch.ca No longer is …

Matthew Stevenson (2021-05-28). Letters From Minsk: Lee Harvey Oswald Comes in for the Cold War. counterpunch.org This is the tenth in a series about train and bicycle rides from Switzerland to Belarus, in those carefree days before pandemic lockdowns. Unlike my hunt for the Hotel Garni, I found Lee Harvey Oswald's Minsk apartment in less than fifteen minutes, as the American defector was given a place to live in an elegant

WSWS (2021-05-28). For the immediate reinstatement of London bus driver David O'Sullivan! wsws.org At its latest meeting, the CERSC adopted a resolution in support of David O'Sullivan, who was fired by UK bus operator Metroline for fighting for workplace protections amid the raging pandemic.

Dean Baker (2021-05-28). Vaccinating the World: If We Had Grown Ups in Charge. zcomm.org The pandemic is a full out emergency that should have led us to do everything possible to stem its spread as quickly as possible…

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2021-05-28). Tensions Growing in Arctic Airspace. globalresearch.ca Russia is increasing …

Ed Lehman (2021-05-28). Actions for Peace by Canadians: In Support of the People of Palestine. globalresearch.ca The Regina Peace …

David Cronin (2021-05-28). Watch: How Britain wanted a Jewish Ulster in Palestine. electronicintifada.net Zionist project viewed as useful for the empire.

Angela (2021-05-28). Friday 5/28: Vigil for Palestine. indybay.org Liberty Bell (1415 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA)…

Angela (2021-05-28). Wednesday 5/26: San Diego Rally for Palestine. indybay.org Federal Building, 880 Front St, San Diego…

Angela (2021-05-28). Wednesday 5/26: Making Sense of Palestine Today: A Panel (Part 1 of 3). indybay.org Zoom…

Julian Borger (2021-05-28). America's New Generation of Pro-Palestinian Voices. zcomm.org The conversation has to change before the policy can change. And right now we are seeing a radical change in the conversation surrounding Palestine."

Gregory D. Foster (2021-05-28). A Modernist Superpower Emeritus Belatedly Faces the Postmodern World. counterpunch.org As we await the first Biden administration national security strategy (NSS), presuming it to be a roadmap of sorts from the present to the future, let us remember the opening words of wisdom from The Sound of Music's "Do-Re-Mi": "Let's start at the very beginning\A very good place to start." Whatever strategic end-state the Biden

Steve Watson (2021-05-28). Johns Hopkins Prof: Half of Americans Have Natural Immunity; Dismissing It Is 'Biggest Failure of Medical Leadership'. globalresearch.ca A professor with …

Staff (2021-05-28). Anti-Chavista Deputy Bertucci: 'US Policy Towards Venezuela to Change in Coming Months'. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, May 27, Venezuelan deputy to the National Assembly (AN), Javier Bertucci, said that the policy of the United States with respect to Venezuela will change in the coming months, and that between June and July, high-level officials from Joe Biden's administration are expected to visit Venezuela. | "The policy of the United States is going to change in the coming months, because they want results and have not seen them in the last two years," said Bertucci, who is also a member of the AN Special Commission for Dialogue, Reconciliation, and Peace, in an interview granted to Sputnik. | "There are some is…

John Kendall Hawkins (2021-05-28). Time to Buy a New Toolbox. counterpunch.org Stasi Officer: What do you have to tell us? Citizen: I've done nothing. I know nothing. Officer: You've done nothing, know nothing. You think we imprison people on a whim? Citizen: No — Officer: — If you think our humanistic system capable of such a thing that alone would justify your arrest. — Scene from

Latino USA (2021-05-28). Lorena's 'Alcance' (A Latino USA Podcast). latinorebels.com One year after her passing, we remember the life and explore the legacy of Lorena Borjas, known as the mother of the translatina community in Queens, New York.

Dean Baker (2021-05-28). Larry Summers is Fretting About Inflation Again. counterpunch.org Larry Summers has a column in the Washington Post warning about inflationary risks to the economy, due to what he considers an excessively large recovery package from the Biden administration. Summers notes the extraordinarily high rate of inflation in the first quarter and warns us that worse is ahead if corrective measures are not taken

Staff (2021-05-28). According to Reuters 500,000 Barrels of Diesel Arrived in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, May 27, Reuters news agency Venezuela's diesel shortage, another consequence of the "sanctions" imposed by the United States and promoted by the opposition sector and former deputy Juan Guiadó, primarily affects food transportation…

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-05-28). Bayer considers putting an end to US glyphosate sales. nationofchange.org "Removing glyphosate from residential use would be a step in the right direction."

Editor2 (2021-05-28). 'Any Attacks on al-Quds Means Regional War'. orinocotribune.com Hezbollah's secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah gave a televised speech to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the liberation of South Lebanon from the Israeli occupation, arguing any aggression against Jerusalem al-Quds or its holy sites would mean regional war. |

WSWS (2021-05-28). Australian government prepares to slash disability services. wsws.org Claiming that the NDIS is "unsustainable," the government is planning to impose so-called "independent" assessments to determine eligibility to the scheme.

WSWS (2021-05-28). Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden to meet in mid-June. wsws.org The summit comes amid high bilateral tensions and ongoing discussions in Washington about the orientation of US foreign policy in light of the growing conflict with China.

Lana Habash, Noah Cohen (2021-05-28). The City of Cambridge Just Had Its Charlottesville Moment. counterpunch.org People across the US political spectrum reacted in horror at Donald Trump's comments on white supremacist violence in Charlottesville: "We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides" Trump only dug the hole deeper when he explicitly condemned the KKK and neo-Nazis, but

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-28). Bolivia's former government minister Arturo Murillo arrested in the US. peoplesdispatch.org The former government minister and his chief of staff are accused of receiving bribes from a US company in exchange for a multi-million USD contract with the Bolivian government and using the US financial system to launder those funds. Both are fugitives from Bolivian justice in the same case, among others…

John Stanton (2021-05-28). The Hell of the Same: Capitalism Breaks Down and Homogenizes Life, Disconnects the Past, Present and Future. counterpunch.org "Capitalism is often interpreted as a religion. However, if religion is understood in terms of Religare, as something that binds, then capitalism is anything but a religion because it lacks any force to assemble, to create community…And what is essential to religion is contemplative rest, but this is the antithesis of Capital. Capital never rests.

Eleanor J. Bader (2021-05-28). 'Kids Need to Be Loved': Preventing Youth Suicide. progressive.org One father uses his own son's suicide to help other parents and caregivers understand how to support struggling teens.

WSWS (2021-05-28). Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo sends police against striking waste workers. wsws.org On Tuesday, several hundred Paris garbage collectors and sewage workers demonstrated against the civil service reforms due to take effect on January 1, 2022, by occupying City Hall.

WSWS (2021-05-28). UK billionaire wealth explodes amid devastation of the working class. wsws.org The richest 250 people on the Rich List increased their wealth by 16.3 percent, up to £658.1 billion. The 171 billionaires increased their combined wealth by £106.5 billion (21.7 percent) to £597.3 billion.

WSWS (2021-05-28). Expand funding for remote learning, support staff and ventilation upgrades in Tennessee schools! wsws.org We demand the immediate closure of schools and full financial support for parents who must stay home with their children. All reopening plans must be subordinated to the demands of science, not private profit!

Alliance for Natural Health (2021-05-28). Vax Passports: Where Your State Stands. globalresearch.ca A lay of …

Ashley Curtin (2021-05-28). Major tire companies explore the use of dandelions for a more sustainable material to rubber. nationofchange.org Dandelion rubber tires will lessen the amount of landfill waste, decrease deforestation and reduce the economic burden of rubber tree cultivation, experts said…

L. Ali Khan (2021-05-28). The China-Pakistan Love Affair. counterpunch.org May has been the lovefest month for China and Pakistan. Criticizing legalism, moralism, and sentimentalism of American politics, Hans Morgenthau (1904-1980) argued for a policy based on national interests in foreign affairs. In theory, emotionality is rarely part of any bilateral calculus. However, Pakistan and China have forged a geopolitical romance, frequently reaffirmed in magniloquence

WSWS (2021-05-28). Writer Fiona Kidman supports demand for continued investigation of Pike River mine disaster. wsws.org The WSWS spoke with writer and poet Fiona Kidman, who for several years has supported the fight by families of the 2010 Pike River mine disaster victims for a full investigation to uncover the precise causes of the disaster, and for justice for the 29 men who died.

Reynard Loki (2021-05-28). ost Americans Don't Approve of Animal Testing, Will the U.S. Congress Finally Pass Legislation to End It? counterpunch.org The life of a mouse or a rat is an unenviable one. Chances are that if you're in the urban wild, you must contend with deadly traps, poisons and broom-wielding humans. If you're a country-dweller, you might have it a bit easier, but then again you may be blown to smithereens by a shotgun or

WSWS (2021-05-28). Fourteen killed in cable car crash in Italy. wsws.org Three people have been arrested under suspicion of causing a cable car to crash in the northern Italian mountainside resort town of Stresa, killing 14 people, including two children.

WSWS (2021-05-28). Trial of army officer Franco A. sheds light on fascist network in German state apparatus. wsws.org The Federal Prosecutor's Office accuses Franco A. of preparing a "serious crime endangering the state," using a fake refugee identity, and planning terrorist attacks on politicians and public institutions to "change political conditions in the Federal Republic of Germany in line with his right-wing extremist ideas."

WSWS (2021-05-28). Future of Australian steelworks in doubt as UK fraud office investigates Gupta. wsws.org Thousands of jobs are threatened at Whyalla and Tahmoor as GFG seeks refinancing after the Greensill collapse.

WSWS (2021-05-28). Once more on the issue of anti-Semitism in Germany. wsws.org The millions in Germany and around the world, including many Jewish workers and young people, who are horrified by the murderous wars pursued by Israel and its imperialist backers and protest against this, are not anti-Semites.

_____ (2021-05-28). Australian court finds government has duty to protect young people from climate crisis. popularresistance.org Eight teenagers and an octogenarian nun had sought an injunction to prevent Ley approving a proposal by Whitehaven Coal to expand the Vickery coalmine in northern New South Wales, arguing the minister had a common law duty of care to protect younger people against future harm from climate change.

Shane Quinn (2021-05-28). History of World War II: Operation Barbarossa. Did Stalin Foresee Hitler's Invasion? globalresearch.ca In attacking eastwards …

WSWS (2021-05-28). WSWS publishes Chinese translation of call for International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees. wsws.org The WSWS is publishing today a

Kayley Shoup (2021-05-28). We Need a Break from Fossil fuels. progressive.org With global oil profits plummeting, it is an opportune time to analyze the true economic, health and environmental impacts of the leasing system involved in fossil fuel extraction.

Eve Ottenberg (2021-05-28). Companies Paying Starvation Wages Whine That Workers Aren't Interested. counterpunch.org Everyone knows American corporations from McDonalds to Walmart pay starvation wages. So now so-called leaders like Montana governor Greg "Punch a Journalist" Gianforte won't distribute federal benefits, because people live better on those than on wages. Well, raise the wretched wages. They're pitifully low. Or, as senator Bernie Sanders' staff director Warren Gunnels put it:

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-28). Operation Condor 2.0: Behind Aznar's Award to Guaidó and the Atlas Network. libya360.wordpress.com Karen Méndez Loffredo Interview with Julián Macías Tovar, researcher and editor of Pandemia Digital. Former President José María Aznar presented the 10th FAES Freedom Award to former Venezuelan MP Juan Guaidó. The event was also attended by the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, the mayor José Luis Martínez Almeida and the…

Tamara Nassar (2021-05-28). Israel attacks, kills children amid broad crackdown. electronicintifada.net Killing of 17-year-old may amount to extrajudicial execution.

Dean Baker (2021-05-28). Hey Kids, Tax Increases are Supposed to Slow Growth. cepr.net Sometimes budget battles can get confusing, which is why it is important to keep your eye on the ball. That's good advice for readers of the Washington Post's article on President Biden's proposed budget for 2022. The short piece deals with various aspects of the budget and then gets to Biden's proposed tax increases: "Conservatives …

WSWS (2021-05-28). Senate clears passage of economic warfare legislation directed at China. wsws.org The bipartisan legislation would spend more than $200 billion to boost US manufacturers of semiconductors and fund research on other strategic goods.

Moderator (2021-05-28). Sherry Buchanan:The Women Warriors Who Stopped the U.S. Genocide in Vietnam. scheerpost.com Photo courtesy of Sherry Buchanan] Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play The Vietnam War—or, as it is more accurately called in Vietnam, the American War—has become an inextricable and tragic part of the fabric of both Vietnamese and American society. America's Cold War intervention in the Asian country was as much an act of neocolonialism as it was a consequence of the country's… |

Andrew Emett (2021-05-28). 3 Tacoma cops charged with killing innocent man. nationofchange.org Pierce County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Clark determined Ellis's death to be a homicide caused by hypoxia due to physical restraint.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-28). Mali is Just the Latest: US Africa Command Trained Troops Behind at Least Seven Coups in 13 Years. libya360.wordpress.com Morgan Artyukhina While the US Army School of the Americas is infamous for training right-wing guerrilla forces across Latin America, less well-known are the Pentagon's military training programs in Africa, including the Flintlock exercises for the G5 Sahel nations, nearly all of which have experienced military coups in the last 13 years. On Thursday, Malian…

Newsclick (2021-05-28). Mapping Faultlines: Battles over airspace, geopolitics in Belarus. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent incident in Belarus where a plane carrying dissident and anti-government activist Roman Protasevich was made to land and he was detained…

WSWS (2021-05-28). Constitutional crisis grips Samoa. wsws.org The dispute between competing factions of the ruling elite is riven by increasing social, economic and, above all, geo-political tensions.

WSWS (2021-05-28). Ten killed in mass shooting in San Jose, California, at public transit maintenance yard. wsws.org Public transportation worker Samuel James Cassidy shot and killed nine co-workers as well as himself at a maintenance yard in San Jose on Wednesday. While motives remain unclear, such violent outbursts must be seen as a product of a profoundly diseased society.

Rohit Inani (2021-05-28). The Long Silence of Bao Ninh. counterpunch.org In the fall of 2018, Rohit Inani, a freelance journalist based in New Delhi, contacted CounterPunch contributor Marc Levy after reading his 1998 interview with Bao Ninh. Rohit, who admires Ninh's work, asked to be put in touch with Ninh. Several weeks later, with help from the Joiner Institute, and the Vietnamese Writer's Association, Rohit

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-28). 'Your Legacy Is… What You Deliver': Climate Movement Says Biden Budget Not Bold Enough. commondreams.org "Biden, your legacy is not what you propose, but what you deliver." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-28). Despite Risks, Climate Activists Lead Fight Against Oil Giant's Drilling Projects in Uganda. commondreams.org "We cannot drink oil. This is why we cannot accept the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline," says Ugandan climate justice activist Vanessa Nakate. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Futher Column, By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer (2021-05-28). Amazen: Because Who Needs Bathroom Breaks Or A Living Wage When You Have A Mobile Despair Closet? commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-28). Rights Groups Applaud Reintroduction of MORE Act to Reverse Harms of War on Drugs. commondreams.org Prioritizing marijuana reform that begins to undo the harm caused by the failed war on drugs "should be a no-brainer," said the Drug Policy Alliance. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-28). Three Imperial projects launched to decarbonise heating and cooling. imperial.ac.uk Three Imperial College London initiatives are among 11 new UKRI-funded projects aimed at decarbonising the heating and cooling of buildings.

Emily Tarsell (2021-05-28). Serious Injuries From Merck's Gardasil HPV Vaccine Significantly Underreported, Study Shows. globalresearch.ca Most people are …

Luis Manuel Arce Isaac (2021-05-28). México — Las elecciones intermedias más importantes. globalizacion.ca Podría decirse desde un punto de vista cuantitativo que es así porque van a liza las gobernaciones de 15 estados, los 500 escaños de la Cámara de Diputados, de 30 asambleas legislativas, cientos de presidentes municipales, miles de alcaldías, sindicaturas…

Julio Yao Villalaz (2021-05-28). Estados Unidos y China: Urbanidad e intervencionismo. globalizacion.ca Podemos entender que el presidente Bolsonaro irrespetara y atacara al presidente de la República de Corea, Moon Jae-in, al confundirlo con el presidente de la RPD de Corea, Kim Jong-un, y que se burlara del primero llamándole una y otra…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-28). 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 (2021-05-28). 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 (2021-05-28). 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 (2021-05-28). 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 (2021-05-28). 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 (2021-05-28). 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 (2021-05-28). 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 (2021-05-28). 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 (2021-05-28). 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 (2021-05-28). 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 (2021-05-28). 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 (2021-05-28). 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 (2021-05-28). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-28). 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 …

Lynda Carson (2021-05-28). PPP loans may have helped save the music and guitar building industry. indybay.org Eastern Kentucky Guitar Show…

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

Anonymous (2021-05-28). 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.

Labor Video Project (2021-05-28). 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.

Justice Vanguard Takes the Lead (2021-05-28). Los Altos Commemorates Death of George Floyd with March/Rally. indybay.org Justice Vanguard is a grassroots racial justice organization that focuses on creating change through education and positive awareness. The youth group organized a 1.5 mile march from Los Altos High School to a busy intersection at the border of Mountain View and Los Altos, where students and community members spilled into the street, blocked traffic and rallied on the busy El Camino Real.

Berkeley Copwatch (2021-05-28). Wednesday 5/26: Care Not Cops coalition/network. indybay.org 2180 Milvia St, Berkeley CA 94704…

ASTU Statement reposted by the Jamal Journal (2021-05-28). 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.

reposted by the Jamal Journal (2021-05-28). Right Now! Please take action for Russell Maroon Shoatz. indybay.org Today's action campaign has begun!

Michael Steinberg (2021-05-28). 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.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-05-28). 2021 Stockton Juneteenth Historic Waterfront District. indybay.org Generations of enslavement and affliction, chattel slavery and horrors of captive bondage ended after the bloody battles of the US Civil War where over 700,000 white men Confederate and Union soldiers, died on and off the battlefield to secure the hard fought freedoms we enjoy today. Vestiges of post traumatic episodes on all fronts continues today and May is Mental Health Month to help end the stigma of getting help.

repost (2021-05-28). 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.

Dan Bacher (2021-05-28). 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 (2021-05-28). White Terrorist Murders 8 San Jose VTA Employees. indybay.org White Terrorist Samuel Cassidy murdered 8 individuals at a VTA rail yard.

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History (2021-05-28). Sunday 6/6: Red Road to DC Totem Pole Journey. indybay.org Tyrrell Park, 1305 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz…

John Nichols (2021-05-28). 'Bipartisan' Is How Republicans Say 'Sucker!'. thenation.com 'Bipartisan' Is How Republicans Say 'Sucker!'

Pip Hinman (2021-05-28). Labor tries to block Inner West Council's de-amalgamation referendum. greenleft.org.au In a major victory for democracy, the Inner West Council (IWC) decided on May 24 to conduct a referendum of residents on de-amalgamation at the next local government election. | Five Greens and three independent councillors supported the motion to allow the community to have a direct say in the forced amalgamation of three inner west councils in 2016. Five Labor and two Liberal councillors voted against. | But on May 26, councillors were notified by the council's general manager that three Labor councilors who are not standing for reelection — Anna York, Lucille McKenna and Sam Iskandar — had tabled a…

Margaret Gleeson (2021-05-28). Water activists win against Adani. greenleft.org.au In a victory for people power, the Federal Court found, on May 25, that the federal government had failed to apply the "water trigger" test when assessing — and approving — Adani's North Galilee Water Scheme (NGWS) in April 2019. | The NGWS refers to a pipeline that would The "water trigger" refers to The Environment Prot…

Kerry Smith (2021-05-28). Activists stop armed vehicles entering Land Forces weapons expo. greenleft.org.au In a spectacular start to the Disrupt Land Forces, a week-long festival of resistance, anti-militarism activists blocked two military vehicles from entering the Brisbane Convention Centre on May 27. | Four people climbed on top of a Rheinmetall's armed drone and Ripleys armed truck as they entered the Brisbane Convention Centre for the arms industry sales conference. More than 300 arms manufacturers will be showcasing their products from June 1-3. | Disrupt Land Forces spokesperson Margaret Pestorius said that the Land Forces represents "a convergence of so many issues of militarism in our society". | "The 300 co…

Barry Healy (2021-05-28). Video: US Civil Rights veteran Bob Zellner on 'Sons of the South'. greenleft.org.au A new film, Son of the South, tells the story of Bob Zellner who broke from his Alabama Ku-Klux-Klan heritage to become the first white Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee organiser — and nearly got lynched for it. | Zellner spoke with Barry Healy, expanding on the film's story to include his radical trajectory from the 1960s onwards.

Stephen O'Brien (2021-05-28). Labor 'out coaled' in Upper Hunter. greenleft.org.au The New South Wales Nationals' narrow victory in the Upper Hunter byelection has saved the scandal-plagued government of Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Premier John Barilaro. | The election was made necessary by the resignation of Nationals' MP Michael Johnsen, after the NSW Police announced it was investigating a rape allegation against him. | The government risked losing its majority and the pressure was on Labor to win Upper Hunter for the first time. Working-class voters in Muswellbrook and Singleton, in the centre of the electorate, had helped Labor build up its vote to nearly 30%, making the seat win…

Jeffrey Sachs (2021-05-28). How a Third Reconstruction Could End American Poverty. zcomm.org The Third Reconstruction should aim to end — once and for all — the oligarchy of rich Whites by creating an America in which all are equal at the voting booth, the school, the clinic and the workplace…

Mark Engler (2021-05-28). Thank social movements for Biden's bold moves on government spending. zcomm.org In spite of the rising popularity of concepts such as the "Overton Window," the importance of grassroots organizing is still being underestimated…

Richard Falk (2021-05-28). Great Power Competition Is Escalating to Dangerous Levels. zcomm.org Great power competition has emerged as a key priority for U.S. foreign policy under the Biden administration. In fact, we may be already at the start of a new New Cold War…

John Feffer (2021-05-28). They're Not Conservatives, They're Extremists. zcomm.org By mislabelling the radical members of the Republican Party "conservative," the mainstream media gives them a veneer of respectability…

Liza Featherstone (2021-05-28). Andrew Yang Doesn't Know What He's Talking About. thenation.com Andrew Yang Doesn't Know What He's Talking About…

Robert Lipsyte (2021-05-28). An American Sports Icon's Legacy of LGBTQ Rights. thenation.com An American Sports Icon's Legacy of LGBTQ Rights…

Sasha Abramsky (2021-05-28). Housing Alone Won't Solve California's Homelessness Problem. thenation.com Housing Alone Won't Solve California's Homelessness Problem…

LeAlan M. Jones (2021-05-28). Lori Lightfoot's New Press Policy Is All Too Convenient. thenation.com Lori Lightfoot's New Press Policy Is All Too Convenient…

Marya T. Mtshali (2021-05-28). The Great Outdoors Was Made for White People. thenation.com The Great Outdoors Was Made for White People…

Michelle Chen (2021-05-28). The Other Epidemic Killing Americans. thenation.com The Other Epidemic Killing Americans…

Sue Coe (2021-05-28). Their Extinction = Our Extinction. thenation.com Their Extinction = Our Extinction…

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