2021-05-29: News Headlines

Eds. (2021-05-29). Chinese paper calls for probe of U.S.' Fort Detrick biolab amid Wuhan Lab COVID-19 origins fracas. mronline.org Chinese scientists sequenced the genome of SARS-CoV-2 in early January 2020 and by March of that year had "irrefutably" concluded the virus was not of human design. Since then, the goalposts have shifted repeatedly in an attempt to keep laboratory escape a viable theory, despite no evidence to support the continued supposition. | May 29, 2021…

WSWS (2021-05-29). The Wuhan lab conspiracy theory: American capitalism's "big lie" wsws.org In defiance of overwhelming scientific evidence, the US media and political establishment are attempting to convince the public that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese laboratory.

teleSUR (2021-05-29). "Night of Horror" in Cali – Duque Ignites Fire With More Troops. telesurenglish.net Duque traveled to the city of Cali to make the announcement, after an official from the Attorney General's Office shot at protesters in the La Luna sector. The Colombian president assured that the measure meant "almost tripling our capacity in less than 24 hours in the whole department". | RELATED: | The Colombian president's decision comes after, in the afternoon, several organizations and users of social networks evidenced ho…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-29). Colombia: An observer's account. peoplesdispatch.org The International Mission of Solidarity and Human Rights Observation arrived to Colombia on May 25 to verify denouncements of human rights violations committed by the Colombian forces during the National Strike. | Teri Mattson of CODEPINK who is part of the delegation sends a report from Pereira where she and other members of the mission have been meeting with human rights organizations and movements.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-29). National strike in Colombia completes one month, the struggle continues. peoplesdispatch.org The struggle, which began in rejection of a neoliberal tax reform bill, has transformed into a social uprising in Colombia demanding structural changes and an end to policies that only deepen social inequality and deprive the greater part of the population of basic rights…

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

Ron Ridenour (2021-05-29). Left-Wing Populist, Pedro Castillo, Leads Polls Before June 6th Election in Peru. covertactionmagazine.com Will the U.S. pull any dirty tricks to help his jail-bird rival, the daughter of disgraced president Alberto Fujimori? [Peru held its general election on April 11. A socialist-oriented farmer-teacher, Pedro Castillo Terrones, led 17 other candidates. He stands a fair chance of winning the run-off on June 6. This background piece includes the election …

Editor2 (2021-05-29). Peru: A Teacher to the Presidency. orinocotribune.com By àÅngel Guerra Cabrera — May 26, 2021 | Pedro Castillo, one of the two winners of the first round of the presidential elections in Peru, who is leading the polls in the second round, is a school teacher from Cajamarca, almost 900 kilometers from Lima. A prominent leader of the teachers' union, among the most important in Peru, he gained national recognition when he led it in the prolonged strike of 2017. Castillo questions neoliberalism head-on, advocates for a Constituent Assembly to draft a popular Constitution. He promises land reform and nationalization of natural resources or reaching agreements…

Javier Tolcachier (2021-05-29). Chile en tiempo de relevos. globalizacion.ca A 41 años de una constitución impuesta a sangre y fuego por la dictadura militar, el pueblo chileno amanece a las puertas de comenzar a decidir un nuevo destino. El repudio popular hizo tronar el escarmiento, no solo al gobierno…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-29). Syrian president Bashar al-Assad wins fourth consecutive term in office. peoplesdispatch.org The speaker of the Syrian parliament, Hammouda Sabbagh, announced that Bashar al-Assad had won the elections held on Wednesday with an overwhelming 95.1% of the votes…

Editor2 (2021-05-29). Assad Wins Syria's Presidential Election. orinocotribune.com President Assad's win was largely anticipated as his competitors in the race are a low-profile opposition figure and a former cabinet minister. | Damascus, May 27 (Xinhua) — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has won his fourth seven-year term in the 2021 presidential race, the Syrian Parliament announced on Thursday, May 27. | The Speaker of the parliament, Hamoudeh Sabbagh, informed that Assad won 95.1% of the vote, which was a significant increase from the 88.7% that he received in the 2014 election. Assad's win was largely anticipated, as his competitors in the presidential race were a low-profile oppositi…

Fight Back (2021-05-29). Minnesotans rally against U.S. aid to Israel at Northrup Grumman. fightbacknews.org Plymouth, MN – On May 27, Minnesotans protested at Northrup Grumman, the fifth largest arms-producing and military services company in the world, to draw attention to their manufacturing and selling of the Longbow system for Apache AH64D helicopters which is used by the Israeli military to attack Gaza. In this month's 11-day assault on Gaza the Israeli military killed nearly 250 Palestinians, including 66 children. The protest was the fifth Palestine solidarity protest in the Twin Cities area in the past three weeks. | Andrew Josefchak of the Anti-War Committee, explained the role of U.S. weapons to the crowd of…

Fight Back (2021-05-29). San Francisco: Thousands march for Palestine. fightbacknews.org San Francisco, CA – On May 13, over 9000 people gathered at the intersection of Valencia and 16th Streets to rally and march in solidarity with Palestine, demanding an end to Israel's collective punishment and ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestinians. The protest was organized by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center along with the Bay Area chapter of the Palestinian Youth Movement. | People marched down Mission Street, led by a truck, looping around to a final rally at Dorset park. The crowd was filled with Palestinian flags and people wearing keffiyehs. | "My family right now is in Gaza worried about their ex…

_____ (2021-05-29). Hundreds Of Musicians Sign Onto Boycott Letter. popularresistance.org Hundreds of musicians, including members of Rage Against the Machine, have signed on to an open letter that asks other artists to boycott performances in Israel until it ends its occupation of Palestine.

Fight Back (2021-05-29). Eyewitness report: Syrians celebrate election outcome. fightbacknews.org Damascus, Syria – On Wednesday, May 26, election day in Syria, crowds flocked to polling places to cast their votes. A delegation of observers from the U.S., South Africa, France and Palestine visited polling locations east of Damascus in the war-torn Ghouta region to witness the voting and celebrations taking place. Occupied by U.S. and Saudi-backed contras for over six years, civilians there were unable to vote in the last presidential election, and many more have only recently returned to finally rebuild their homes. Within Ghouta, the delegation observed voting in the town of Arbin and the city of Douma. | Th…

Joris Leverink (2021-05-29). On creative disruption: the May uprising in Palestine. roarmag.org Palestinian protester in the West Bank, Palestine — May 15, 2021. | Photo: abu adel / Shutterstock.com | This essay was co-published with | The Islamic month of Ramadan is not itself the time of revolution. Yet, Ramadan holds within itself disruptions and intensifications that are always immanent — always capable of turning into an insurrection if summoned into action. These disruptions and intensifications are constitutive of the month and it is from them that the uprising that engulfed Palestine for two weeks in May drew its first spark. Ramadan's d…

Juan Cole (2021-05-29). Why Jared Kushner's 'Abraham Accords' did not produce Israel-Palestine Peace and are increasingly Irrelevant. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Jared Kushner/ Trump plan for Israel-Palestine had some basic premises. The first was that the U.S. could act punitively toward the Palestinians with no consequences. The second was that the Arab states were so afraid of Iran that they would throw the Palestinians under the bus and make an …

Apoorva (2021-05-29). In urgent UNHRC special session on Palestine, India chooses silence. peoplesdispatch.org In the May 27th historic special session for a commission of inquiry across historic Palestine, India abstained from voting, preferring to look away from lives brutally taken away and still more condemned to spend it in trauma in Gaza…

Angela (2021-05-29). Friday 5/28: Vigil for Palestine. indybay.org Liberty Bell (1415 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA)…

Staff (2021-05-29). President Maduro: Bicentennial Congress Articulates All of Venezuela's Social Forces. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, May 27, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro presented a report on the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples, and asserted that this is a process that articulates all the social forces of the country. He emphasized that the Congress is taking place in a time of union and social awakening, in a time of sacrifice and social struggle. He stressed that over the course of the nation's revolutionary process, never had so many social movements united together as what is happening now through this Congress of the Peoples. | "Youth, women, healthcare personnel, CLAP, communicators, socialist missions, culture,…

WSWS (2021-05-29). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

WSWS (2021-05-29). SEP (Sri Lanka) to hold online meeting this Sunday on COVID-19 catastrophe in India. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party (Sri Lanka) is holding an online meeting—"The COVID-19 pandemic and the need for a socialist strategy"—this Sunday, May 30, at 6: 00 p.m. Indian Standard Time.

ANSWER Coalition Bay Area (2021-05-29). Sunday 5/30: San Francisco Caravan: End the U.S. Blockade of Cuba! indybay.org Gather at 1875 Marin Street, San Francisco…

The Conversation (2021-05-29). Jerusalem: eyewitness account from a divided city. juancole.com By Adel Ruished | — Not long after the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas came into force on Friday May 21, members of the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) entered the al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem, reportedly using teargas and stun grenades to disperse Muslims praying there. Over the weekend, IDF personnel escorted Jewish visitors to …

Miko Peled (2021-05-29). An Opportunity That Can't Be Passed: On Blinken's Historic Meeting With Palestinian Activists. mintpressnews.com For the first time, an American Secretary of State has given time and attention to the Palestinian voice. It was not a photo-op, it was a serious meeting with various Palestinian voices who are actively resisting on the ground.

mronline (2021-05-29). After inner Mongolia Bitcoin ban, Sichuan mulls mining shutdown. mronline.org Will the province, rich in hydropower, change its welcoming stance toward cryptocurrencies? | May 29, 2021 | Newswire…

Editorial Team (2021-05-29). The West ignores neo-Nazi past of Belarusian 'activist'. challenge-magazine.org Western politicians have condemned Belarus in the last week after a Ryan Air Flight travelling from Greece to Estonia was forced to land in Belarus by the Belarusian Air Force last Sunday. The Belarusian government has claimed that the plane was grounded because of fears that Hamas was going to blow up the plane in response to the EU's refusal to condemn Israeli aggression over the last fortnight. NATO countries have ridiculed these claims, instead presenting the action as a crackdown by President Lukashenko against opposition to his government after 26-year-old opposition journalist Roman Protasevich was deta…

Eds. (2021-05-29). Facts are stubborn things: 'Exterminate All The Brutes' review. mronline.org Raoul Peck's four-part documentary film about colonialism, slavery and genocide is a powerful and thorough exposition of the crimes of colonialism | May 29, 2021 | Review…

Eds. (2021-05-29). The Western's long glorification of oppression. mronline.org A quintessentially American, and Texan, film genre, the Western has mistold Texas history since its beginnings. | May 29, 2021 | Newswire…

Otis Grotewohl (2021-05-29). U.S., EU threaten Belarus while defending pro-Nazi forces. workers.org Western imperialists and their media pundits are once again crying "foul" against the sovereign government of Belarus and its duly elected president, Alexander Lukashenko. On May 23, a Ryanair passenger plane, scheduled to fly from Greece to Lithuania, was forced to land in Minsk, Belarus. Neo-Nazi Roman Protasevich taking part . . . |

Staff (2021-05-29). Unregulated Cryptocurrency Bubble Could Send the Economy Into a Tailspin. truthout.org Bank regulators are rushing to come up with cryptocurrency rules, according to the Federal Reserve official overseeing financial regulation, but many fear the rule-making comes too late, and the unregulated bonanza may already be on the cusp of crashing and causing a broader recession that would hurt the poor most intensely. | Fed Vice Chair of Supervision Randal Quarles said on May 25 that his agency and two others — the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Depos…

Ezra Echo (2021-05-29). A salute to Madeline Davis. workers.org Madeline Davis, a mentor, role model and trailblazer in the LGBTQ+ community of Buffalo, N.Y., died April 28 at the age of 80. Born in Buffalo, Davis was an activist there for most of her life. A salute to Madeline Davis. With Elizabeth Kennedy, Davis co-authored "Boots of Leather, Slippers . . . |

Mirinda Crissman (2021-05-29). Overrepresented in prisons: LGBTQ2S+ people. workers.org At every stage in the criminal injustice system, LGBTQ2S+ people are overrepresented, including within the juvenile justice system. Queers Demand a World Without Prisons: "We reject hate crimes legislation, 'gender-responsive' prisons, and all other measures that use gay rights rhetoric to expand the systems that murder and imprison us. We . . . |

A Guest Author (2021-05-29). Intoxication culture and the working class — WW commentary. workers.org By Devin Cole and Princess Harmony Intoxication culture is made up of the social cues and forces which push workers and oppressed people into using drugs or alcohol. Our entire society — U.S. society — has been drowned in this intoxication. Whether cis or trans, straight or queer, everyone is . . . |

Staff (2021-05-29). The World Trade Organization Is Threatening Vaccine Equity and Climate Goals. truthout.org The huge COVID-19 vaccine supply gap between rich and poor countries exposes the deadly problem of intellectual property (IP) rights and the dangerous monopoly power of Big Pharma. It also exposes in glaring terms the failures of the entire system of global trading rules regulated by the World Trade Organization (WTO). In this exclusive interview for Truthout, Jayati Ghosh, one of the world's leading development economists, dissects the question of intellectual property rights relating to vac…

Michael Whitney (2021-05-29). La vacunación masiva provoca un aumento de casos y muertes. globalizacion.ca *** | Los casos de COVID han aumentado considerablemente en casi todos los países que han lanzado una campaña de vacunación masiva. | Camboya inició su campaña de vacunación a principios de febrero después de haber recopilado cero muertes; después de que…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-29). Four, Including Terrorist Leader, Killed In Clashes Between Turkish Proxies, ISIS Cells In Syria's Al-Bab. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On May 28, the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) announced that it had eliminated the mastermind behind ISIS assassinations in Turkish-occupied areas in northern Syria during a joint operation with the so-called Free Syrian Police. | In an official statement, the SNA said that a joint force had raided a hideout in the town of al-Bab where ISIS assassination commander was taking shelter. Information obtained from two members of the terrorist group, who were apprehended in a recent operation, l…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-29). Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham Is Rounding Up Government Supporters In Greater Idlib — Reports. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) is reportedly rounding up government supporters in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | On May 29, the General Security Agency, the security wing of HTS, carried out an arrest campaign in the region. Dozens of government supporters were arrested from the towns of Salqin, Harem, Darkoush, and Kafr Takharim in northern Idlib as well as from the town of Jisr al-Shughur in western Idlib. | The campaign targeted anyone who voiced hi…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-29). Houthis Released Combat Footage From Recent Operation Deep Inside Saudi Arabia (18+). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On May 29, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) released combat footage from a recent large-scale ground operation inside the southern Saudi province of Jizan. | During the operation, Houthi fighters crossed the border into Jizan then stormed a number of Saudi military position without facing any real resistance. The positions were manned by Saudi and Sudanese soldiers as well as Saudi-backed Yemeni fighters. | The Houthis also ambushed reinforcements of the Saudi military and managed to reach the ou…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-29). Saudi-led Coalition Thwarted Another Houthi Attack, Destroyed Two Booby-Trapped Boats. southfront.org Illustrative image.Captureÿ®Ÿä.jpg | On May 28, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it had foiled an attempt by the Houthis (Ansar Allah) to launch an attack with booby-trapped boats. | In a statement, the coalition said that its forces destroyed two remotely-controlled water-borne Improvised Explosive Devices (WBIED) off the shores of the town of al-Salif on Yemen's western coast before the Houthis could launch the attack. | "The Houthi militia continues to threaten shipping a…

Ron Ridenour (2021-05-29). Left-Wing Populist, Pedro Castillo, Leads Polls Before June 6th Election in Peru. covertactionmagazine.com Will the U.S. pull any dirty tricks to help his jail-bird rival, the daughter of disgraced president Alberto Fujimori? [Peru held its general election on April 11. A socialist-oriented farmer-teacher, Pedro Castillo Terrones, led 17 other candidates. He stands a fair chance of winning the run-off on June 6. This background piece includes the election …

Anonymous669 (2021-05-29). Turkey Pushed NATO Allies Into Softening Reaction To Belarus Plane Incident — Report. southfront.org Illustrative Image. | Turkey had pressured NATO allies into softening their official reaction to the ' The incident, which took place on May 23, saw…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-29). 'Epic Makers 3': ISIS Released Horrifying Footage From Recent Attacks In Iraq. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On May 28, ISIS published a new video release documenting some of the attacks which were carried out by its cells in Iraq recently. | The video release, titled "Epics Makers 3," includes horrifying footage from a number of terrorist attacks in the provinces of Saladin, Diyala, al-Anbar as well as near the capital Baghdad. | In the 10-minute video, ISIS terrorists can be seeing executing many civilians, Sunnis and Shiites, as well as tribal leaders and government service members. Most of the victim…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-29). Military Situation In Yemen On May 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 89 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On May 28, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 15 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 28, three civilian were killed by Saudi shelling on the Raqu area in Munbah district | On May 29, Ansar Allah attacked King Khalid Airbase in Khamis Mushait with two Qasef 2k suicide drones | On May 29, sporadic clashes between Ansar A…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-29). Military Situation In Syria On May 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 29, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 45 times: 25 — in Idlib province, 12 — in Latakia province, 8 — in Hama province | On May 28, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Kansafra, Sufuhun, al-Fatirah, and al-Bara | On May 28, four SDF members were arrested, after trying to infiltrate into Turkish territory from Syria, according to the Turkish Ministry of Defense | Syrian Presid…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-29). Military Situation In Nagorno-Karabakh On May 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 27, six Armenian soldiers were captured, they were allegedly trying to cross the border in Gegarkunik region, according to the Azerbaijan Defense Ministry | On May 26, a 32-year-old contract soldier at the border near the village of Verin Shorzha was killed as a result of a shootout with Azerbaijani military servicemen, according to the Armenian MoD | On May 28, an Azerbaijani soldier was wounded by Armenian artillery shelling on the border with the Na…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-29). Lucky Year For French Dassault Rafales. southfront.org Rafale seen from the front of the Sanicole Airshow in Belgium. Photo taken by Tom Houquet./www.dassault-aviation.com | On May 28, Prime Minister of Croatia Andrej Plenkovic claimed that Zagreb had agreed to buy a batch of second-hand Rafale F3-R fighter jets from France in a deal worth one billion euros ($1.2 billion). Croatia's Air Force is aiming to replace its outdated Soviet-designed Mikoyan MiG-21 fighters."The purchase of the multirole fighter aircraft will strengthen Croatia's positio…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-29). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On May 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Krasnogorovka targeted DPR positions in Staromikhailovka with grenade launchers | 2. UAF in Pesky targeted DPR positions in Zhabunky with 82-mm artillery | 3. DPR in Donetsk city targeted UAF positions in Vodyanoe with 82-mm artillery | 4. DPR forces in Spartak targeted UAF positions in Avdiivka with 82-mm artillery | 5. DPR in Novaya Marievka shelled UAF positions in Granitnoe with UAVs and VOG-17 | 6. DPR forces in Donetsk city targeted UAF positions i…

Sharmila Devi (2021-05-29). [World Report] Yemen's health system has "collapsed", warns UN. thelancet.com The ongoing conflict is exacerbating the effects of COVID-19 as aid agencies warn of a worsening humanitarian situation. Sharmila Devi reports.

Ana Malinow, Kay Tillow (2021-05-29). Medicare for None: A Response to the State-Based Universal Health Care Act of 2021. commondreams.org Warning! "Based on the historical precedents set by the Affordable Care Act (ACA)," write Ana Malinow and Kay Tillow, "the story of Medicaid expansion serves as a cautionary tale to those who'd like to leave healthcare to the states." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2021-05-29). Construction unions complicit in Ontario's devastating COVID-19 third wave. wsws.org Workers in Ontario's construction industry and related trades are being sacrificed to COVID-19 in order to keep profits flowing in Canada's speculative real estate frenzy.

WSWS (2021-05-29). South Korea records hundreds of new COVID-19 cases a day. wsws.org Seoul and Washington are also exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to deepen their alliance against China.

teleSUR (2021-05-29). Venezuela Starts Mass Vaccination – Herd Immunity By 2021. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Health Minister Carlos Alvarado announced everything was ready to start the second stage of the Mass Vaccination Plan against COVID-19 on Saturday. | RELATED: | In this stage, health workers will finish the vaccination of the high-risk groups and will begin vaccinating the rest of the population. | In order to comply with the pre-established schedule, 27 vaccination points have been set up throughout the country to avoi…

WSWS (2021-05-29). Australia's second-largest state on a knife-edge amid outbreak of Indian COVID variant. wsws.org While infection numbers remain low, the cases have grown swiftly and most of the population remains unvaccinated.

teleSUR (2021-05-29). Over 170 Brazilian Cities Rise Up Against "Genocidal" Bolsonaro. telesurenglish.net Brazilians on Saturday have taken the streets to protest against the chaos created by President Jair Bolsonaro's mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Demonstrators were calming actions against the responsible for over 459.000 Brazilian lives taken by COVID-19 and the recklessness of their President. | Currently, Bolsonaro is under investigation by a Senatorial Commission, which has to evaluate his COV…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). 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 (2021-05-29). 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 (2021-05-29). 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 (2021-05-29). 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 (2021-05-29). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. continues to decline. However, cases of COVID-19 are increasing in younger populations. "It's becoming a childhood disease," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Children have composed over 16,000 hospitalizations for COVID-19 and about 300 have died." …

Dan Bacher (2021-05-29). 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."

Vida Linda (2021-05-29). 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.

Tim Peto, On behalf of the UK COVID-19 Lateral Flow Oversight Team (2021-05-29). [Research Paper] COVID-19: Rapid antigen detection for SARS-CoV-2 by lateral flow assay: A national systematic evaluation of sensitivity and specificity for mass-testing. thelancet.com Our results suggest LFDs have promising performance characteristics for mass population testing and can be used to identify infectious positive individuals. The Innova LFD shows good viral antigen detection/sensitivity with excellent specificity, although kit failure rates and the impact of training are potential issues. These results support the expanded evaluation of LFDs, and assessment of greater access to testing on COVID-19 transmission.

Megan Tatum (2021-05-29). [World Report] Cambodia ends controversial COVID-19 restrictions. thelancet.com Strict policies that prevented hundreds of thousands of people from leaving home, and left many without food or supplies for weeks, have been lifted. Megan Tatum reports.

Aarathi Prasad (2021-05-29). [Perspectives] Cultures of contagion. thelancet.com The Science Gallery Bengaluru's online exhibition CONTAGION opened in April, 2021, just as India approached a staggering 20 million reported cases of COVID-19, a number likely to be a vast undercount. The alarming second wave of COVID-19 in India gives this exhibition an immediacy and relevance.

Munyaradzi Makoni (2021-05-29). [World Report] Africa's need for more COVID-19 clinical trials. thelancet.com Few treatments and vaccines are being tested in Africa, leaving a lack of data for the COVID-19 response. Munyaradzi Makoni reports from Cape Town, South Africa.

_____ (2021-05-29). Africa Needs Vaccines Now. popularresistance.org The World Health Organization (WHO) has made an urgent call for another 20 million doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed in African nations in the next six weeks, or many who have received their first dose will not get the boosted protection of a second shot.

teleSUR (2021-05-29). Bolivia: Añez Likely To Face Multiple Trials. telesurenglish.net The Attorney General's Office of Bolivia on Friday asked the Supreme Court to open three new trials against the de facto ex-President Jeanine Añez. | RELATED: | The first case is related to the illegal settlement of a US$327 million IMF loan, which materialized without the due approval of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly. | In the second trial, Añez would be judged for violating freedom of expression during the COVI…

Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Ellen Reese (2021-05-29). 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.

Next Generation Action Network (2021-05-29). Saturday 5/29: George Floyd Week: 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre Talk. indybay.org Online event…

UCLA & Hammer Museum (2021-05-29). Tuesday 6/1: The Tulsa Race Massacre 100 Years Later: History and Modern Context. indybay.org Online event…

Revolution Books (2021-05-29). 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…

WSWS (2021-05-29). New Tamil Nadu state government keeps India's disastrous pandemic policy. wsws.org Chief Minister M.K. Stalin's government is keeping workers on the job, letting the virus spread unchecked while protecting the wealth of the region's billionaires.

Jim Hightower (2021-05-29). Crocodile tears on corporate taxes. nationofchange.org "Outrageous," screeched the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "It doesn't feel fair," whimpered a top corporate executive. The wailing by those who run corporate America is not for the plight of the workaday families who've seen their incomes stagnate and even plummet to zero during the pandemic. Rather, this chorus of woe comes from powerful plutocratic interests …

WSWS (2021-05-29). Australia: Qantas to axe hundreds of international cabin crew jobs and freeze wages. wsws.org Qantas, like its global and domestic competitors, has utilised the pandemic to bring forward previously-prepared restructuring plans.

Editor2 (2021-05-29). CONAIE President Jaime Vargas: It's Time to Unite. orinocotribune.com President of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (

teleSUR (2021-05-29). Genocide In Canada: Mass Grave of Indian Children Found. telesurenglish.net An indigenous community in British Columbia says it has found evidence of what happened to some of its missing children: a mass grave containing the remains of 215 children on the grounds of a former residential school, operated by the Church. | RELATED: | Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk'emlups te Secwepemc First Nation said on Friday that ground-penetrating radar had discovered the remains near the site of the Kamloops Indian Resi…

WSWS (2021-05-29). Unite betrays Metroline London bus drivers' fight against Remote Sign On and calls it a victory. wsws.org Two days of strikes were due this week, starting on May 25, with a further three days of action due to commence from June 7.

WSWS (2021-05-29). UK: Hillsborough stadium disaster prosecution collapse ends 32 year fight for justice. wsws.org In protecting its own interests, the ruling elite leave nothing to chance. As Hillsborough and Grenfell demonstrate, it is perfectly acceptable for them to lie and equally acceptable to admit guilt because in both cases the guilty get away with heinous crimes.

Dean Baker (2021-05-29). Uber Drivers in New York City Do Not Net $37 an Hour. cepr.net A New York Times article on efforts to create a cooperative for an Uber-like service, reported without comment the claim by Uber that its drivers in the city have a median wage of $37.44 an hour. It is important to note that this is a gross figure. It does not subtract expenses like gas, insurance, …

WSWS (2021-05-29). School bus drivers in Greenville, Mississippi face disciplinary measures after striking in April. wsws.org Late last month, 14 school bus drivers in Mississippi bravely staged a work stoppage, refusing to drive until concerns over reduced work hours, reduction in pay and unsafe working conditions were addressed.

WSWS (2021-05-29). Opel/Stellantis: Job cuts and intensified pressure on the workforce. wsws.org With workers facing the threat of job cuts and facing increased work pressures, the IG Metall union staged a token protest to allow workers to vent anger over the attacks.

_____ (2021-05-29). Why we need international union solidarity now more than ever. popularresistance.org The voiceless and marginalized have found their collective strength and successfully resisted an assault by a corporate giant. The union dusts itself off and goes back to organizing. It's just another day on the front line of the global struggle between capital and labour.

_____ (2021-05-29). Palestinians Vow To Fight Jerusalem Evictions. popularresistance.org At least 218 Palestinian households in East Jerusalem have eviction cases filed against them, putting 970 people at risk of forced displacement, UN says…

Michael Welch (2021-05-29). Israel Post Ceasefire: When the Dreams of Israelis Collide with the Hopes of Palestinians. globalresearch.ca "Terrorize the civilian population, assuring maximal destruction of property and cultural resources… The daily life of the Palestinians must be rendered unbearable: They should be locked up in cities and towns, prevented from exercising normal economic life, cut off from …

Shane Quinn (2021-05-29). Operation Barbarossa: Did Stalin Expect Hitler to Invade? Part I. orinocotribune.com By Shane Quinn — May 27, 2021 | In attacking eastwards from June 1941 the Nazis intended to annex the Ukraine, all of European Russia, the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, while establishing a satellite Finnish nation to the north-east. A greatly enlarged Germany would thus be created, serving as a homeland for hundreds of millions of those belonging to the so-called Germanic and Nordic races. As envisaged by Nazi planners, this expansion would provide the economic base to sustain the thousand year Reich. | According to Adolf Hitler's Directive No. 18 issued on 12 November 1940, the goal of hi…

Unicorn Riot (2021-05-29). Greece: New Education Bill Brings a New Students Movement. unicornriot.ninja &nbsp…

WSWS (2021-05-29). Volvo workers: Vote "no" to the "new" agreement! wsws.org The Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia has issued the following statement opposing the latest tentative agreement handed down by the United Auto Workers union. As it explains, there is no substantive difference between the current tentative agreement and the deal that workers resoundingly voted down on May 16.

WSWS (2021-05-29). Steven Soderbergh's Let Them All Talk: A writer crosses the Atlantic with company. wsws.org As its title would indicate, Soderbergh's film, scripted by well-known American short-story writer Deborah Eisenberg, consists primarily of conversations and confrontations (or the avoidance of confrontations) between the various characters.

WSWS (2021-05-29). Australia: Shepparton residents speak with the Committee for Public Education about "super-school" opposition. wsws.org Public schools in the rural city, once regarded as safe and engaging places for students and teachers, have been transformed into dangerous holding pens for students, lacking much-needed resources.

_____ (2021-05-29). A People's Guide to the War Industry -3: Bribery & Propaganda. popularresistance.org When war is your business, peace is your enemy, writes Christian Sorensen. Third in a five-part series on the military-industrial-congressional complex.

WSWS (2021-05-29). Biden budget plan calls for record military spending directed against China. wsws.org The Pentagon budget is a stark warning to the American and international working class. US imperialism is seeking to extricate itself from its intractable global and domestic contradictions by preparing for military conflict against what it deems to be its most dangerous rival.

Dean Baker (2021-05-29). Beefing Up Inflation Fears at the Washington Post. cepr.net There have been a number of reports that people are getting increasingly concerned about inflation. That could be due to the fact that they are seeing the prices of the things they buy go up rapidly. Or, it could be because they hear from the media that prices are soaring. The Washington Post looks to …

WSWS (2021-05-29). Stellantis moves to cut half of hourly workforce at Belvidere, Illinois, Jeep plant beginning June 1. wsws.org The layoff of the plant's entire second shift, to be completed by July 26, was announced less than one week before the company announced the latest shift reduction and will have a devastating impact on working-class families in the area.

Phoebe Cooke (2021-05-29). HSBC to phase out coal financing after shareholder vote. nationofchange.org "We're delighted that our campaign has resulted in a binding commitment by HSBC to phase out coal, but the devil is in the detail and the next six months are crucial to ensure that this commitment is translated into robust sector policies."

WSWS (2021-05-29). San Antonio, Texas, teacher victimized after advocating for safety measures at her school. wsws.org The firing of Tucker and other teachers demanding stringent safety measures takes place as the political establishment in Texas and across the US, backed by the corporatist unions, rush to fully reopen the economy in the pursuit of profits.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-29). US civil society stands up against anti-China bill as Senate moves closer to passing it. peoplesdispatch.org A bipartisan vote closed debate on the omnibus US Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), which many argue includes provisions that could escalate trade disputes between the US and China and could further rising anti-Asian racism…

WSWS (2021-05-29). Excavation completed at mass shooting site from Stalin's Great Terror. wsws.org The "Kommunarka," as the site is known, was the grave for some of the most famous victims of the Moscow Trials, and its excavations give a glimpse into the scale of the terror that claimed the lives of at least 700,000 people.

Golnaz Esfandiari (2021-05-29). Disgruntled Iranians Say 'No Way,' Call For Boycott Of June Presidential Election. juancole.com ( RFE/RL ) — Less than a month before Iran's June 18 presidential election, there are few signs of enthusiasm about the vote. For many Iranians, voting in the Islamic republic has often been a choice between bad or worse. Elections in Iran are tightly restricted, with candidates being preselected by hard-liners on the country's …

WSWS (2021-05-29). German Green Party leader Habeck wants to arm Ukraine against Russia. wsws.org The Greens are deliberately intensifying the war policies against Russia they have pursued for many years.

Ashley Curtin (2021-05-29). Mattel launches pilot program to recover and recycle toys with sustainability at the forefront. nationofchange.org Mattel PlayBack is a toy "takeback" program that helps support the company's goal to achieve "100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials across all products and packaging by 2030."

teleSUR (2021-05-29). "The Myanmar police came for me: my mom offered them tea" telesurenglish.net I am a 21-year-old freelance journalist from a town in Shan State, and began my journalism career in late 2018. One day in early February 2021, I was covering and filming a huge protest rally against the Myanmar military coup in my hometown, when armed police and soldiers broke it up violently. | RELATED: | Residents fled, looking for safer locations. I, too, ran for cover and went into a two-storey building nearby where a charity gro…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-05-29). Venezuela's CNE to Expand Political Participation in 21N Upcoming Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan National Electoral Council (CNE) approved this Thursday, May 27, a series of measures to expand the participation of political organizations in the regional and municipal elections scheduled for November 21. | On the website of the highest electoral body of the country, it was reported that electoral authorities have analyzed the proposals presented by the Political Participation and Financing Committee (COPAFI), which were unanimously approved. These proposals were related to the situation of political parties that did not obtain the minimum legal percentage of votes in last parliamentary elections, h…

_____ (2021-05-29). Ireland: First EU Country To Declare Israel Is Involved In 'De Facto Annexation'. popularresistance.org Ireland has become the first EU member state to declare the building of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories as de facto annexation, after the Dáil on Wednesday night passed a motion tabled by Sinn Fein.

WSWS (2021-05-29). Three Tacoma, Washington officers charged in 2020 killing of Manuel Ellis. wsws.org Two Tacoma police officers are charged with second-degree murder in the death of Ellis, and one officer is charged with first-degree manslaughter.

_____ (2021-05-29). US Africa Command-Trained Troops Behind At Least Seven Coups In 13 Years. popularresistance.org While the U.S. 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.

_____ (2021-05-29). Students Demand End To University Complicity With Israeli Apartheid. popularresistance.org University students across the UK are demanding immediate divestment from companies complicit in Israeli apartheid and settler-colonialism as a part of Apartheid Off Campus's national day of action.

_____ (2021-05-29). Scheer Intelligence: Governor Orders Independent Investigation Into Kevin Cooper Case. popularresistance.org Three hours and 42 minutes. That's how close Kevin Cooper came in 2004 to being murdered by the state, strapped down to a gurney, and poisoned via lethal injection. He had been placed in what he calls a "death chamber waiting room" and stripped of all his clothes before he was granted a stay of execution. Five years later, in an unprecedented dissent, five federal judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion that began: "The State of California may be about to execute an innocent man." | A rash of evidence would appear to substantiate their claim. In the opinion, Judge William A. Fletcher detail…

Clean Energy Wire (2021-05-29). With undersea Nordlink, Norway and Germany act as Huge Renewable Batteries for Each other, Sharing Hydro and Wind. juancole.com By Kerstine Appunn | — ( Clean Energy Wire ) — Germany is taking another step towards achieving a fully renewable power system by completing the first electric cable connection with Norway, heads of government and ministers from both states have said at the official launch event of NordLink. The green transformation cannot be achieved …

EMMA (2021-05-29). The People's Podcast: A New Kind of Social Media w/Suzie Dawson & Sean O'Brien. peoplesparty.org Eynelys and Nick talk with activist, whistleblower, and founder of Panquake Suzie Dawson, and Sean O'Brien of Yale Privacy Lab & Express VPN who has joined the Panquake team. Together they discuss the problems with the current state of social media, the censorship & corruption that we face from Big Tech, and how Panquake looks to change the space as we know it. | The People's Podcast is also available on streaming platforms such as Spotify and Anchor.fm.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). Consumer Health: Antidepressants and tinnitus. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 15% to 20% of people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. Tinnitus also can be caused by a number …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). 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 (2021-05-29). 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 (2021-05-29). 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 (2021-05-29). 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 (2021-05-29). Infographic: Cardiac ablation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-29). 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 (2021-05-29). 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 (2021-05-29). 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 (2021-05-29). 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 (2021-05-29). 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 (2021-05-29). 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 (2021-05-29). 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 (2021-05-29). 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 (2021-05-29). 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 …

Lynda Carson (2021-05-29). PPP loans may have helped save the music and guitar building industry. indybay.org Eastern Kentucky Guitar Show…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-05-29). 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.

San Francisco Public Library (2021-05-29). Saturday 6/12: "SNCC": Civil Rights Movement Film and Discussion w/ Director Danny Lyon. indybay.org Virtual film screening and discussion (FREE)…

Michael Steinberg (2021-05-29). 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.

Angela (2021-05-29). Saturday 5/29: 1948: Creation & Catastrophe (Film screening & discussion). indybay.org Zoom…

Angela (2021-05-29). Sunday 5/30: New York in Solidarity with Palestinian Liberation. indybay.org Washington Square Park, Under the ARCH, New York…

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History (2021-05-29). Sunday 6/6: Red Road to DC Totem Pole Journey. indybay.org Tyrrell Park, 1305 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz…

Dan Bacher (2021-05-29). 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.

Justice Vanguard Takes the Lead (2021-05-29). 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.

1st Anniversary of George Floyd (2021-05-29). Flowers and Candles Form Tribute to Black Lives Murdered. indybay.org Photos from a vigil held in Mill Valley on May 25th.

San Francisco Public Library (2021-05-29). Tuesday 6/1: Know Your Rights: Disability Discrimination and Your Job. indybay.org Online workshop (FREE)…

Lynda Carson (2021-05-29). Nonprofit housing developer EBALDC attacks just cause tenant protections. indybay.org Oakland tenants facing eviction after a nonprofit housing developer violates their rights under just cause eviction protections a number of years ago.

ASTU Statement reposted by the Jamal Journal (2021-05-29). 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.

Arab Resource & Organizing Center (2021-05-29). Block ZIM Everywhere! Profiteering from Israeli Apartheid is Not Welcome Anywhere! International Week of Action. indybay.org For the past 12 days, the #BlockTheBoat protest has kept a cargo ship operated by ZIM — apartheid Israel's largest and oldest shipping company — from docking at the Port of Oakland. We are winning!

Olga Pinheiro (2021-05-29). Por el derecho a vivir: Las consecuencias de las armas químicas de EE.UU. en Vietnam. globalizacion.ca "Soy hija del Mekong, del colonialismo y de la guerra, hija de una tierra mágica y envenenada" (Tran To Nga) | Vietnam es un minúsculo país de gigantes lecciones históricas; tanto en los parámetros de la dignidad de la lucha por…

Rafael Bautista S. (2021-05-29). Bolivia: La histórica derrota de la derecha. globalizacion.ca En política, lo posible es también una cuestión de percepción y no sólo de mera objetividad. La misma objetividad no es una fatalidad sino una creación; por eso los hechos no son objetivos en sí, sino en correspondencia con la…

Gisela Marziotta (2021-05-29). Argentina — Violencia es mentir. globalizacion.ca Días atrás, Patricia Bullrich acusó de coimas al gobierno Nacional y al laboratorio Pfizer. Tuvo que salir el presidente de la Nación y el propio laboratorio a desmentir el hecho e iniciar acciones legales contra la dirigente. No obstante, esta…

Pedro Brieger (2021-05-29). Ecuador: øPara quién gobernará Lasso? globalizacion.ca Increíble pero cierto, otra vez un empresario presidente en América Latina. Esta vez en Ecuador. Guillermo Lasso se suma a la lista de empresarios devenidos en políticos que acceden a la presidencia de un país. Entre los más recordados de…

Fréderic Lordon (2021-05-29). Francia: La habitación de la furia (el peligro fascista). globalizacion.ca øHemos llegado al punto del fascismo? Todavía no. øEstamos en proceso de fascinación? Sin duda. De hecho, no hay mucho que dudar: hay un proceso en marcha. Lo que dijo Lenin sobre la crisis revolucionaria es válida para la crisis…

WSWS (2021-05-29). Sri Lankan president imposes strikes ban on state-sector workers. wsws.org Sri Lankan opposition parties and the unions who are equally nervous about the developing social opposition among workers and the poor, have not opposed Rajapakse's repressive measures.

Alex N. Press (2021-05-29). We're Being Worked to Death by Capital. zcomm.org Long working hours kill more than 700,000 people per year, even as millions are unable to find enough work to survive. The irrationality of capitalism has a human price…

Ted Glick (2021-05-29). Walking For Our Grandchild. zcomm.org The Walk begins in Scranton on June 20, Father's Day, and will end in Wilmington, De. on June 28…

Robert Koehler (2021-05-29). A permanent structure of peace. zcomm.org Is it asking too much that the media bring values, at least as deep as the U.N. Charter, to its reporting, when it comes to matters of war and peace?>

Rod Driver (2021-05-29). State of the world — Poverty is Widespread. zcomm.org There is huge poverty around the world, because people with power are actively keeping it that way…

Bernie Sanders (2021-05-29). What happens next in Congress will determine the future of our country. zcomm.org We can help save the planet from the ravages of climate change and we can strengthen American democracy…

Asha Ransby-Sporn (2021-05-29). Campaigns to Defund Police Have Seen Major Wins. zcomm.org In the past year, defund police campaigns have seen material wins, gained traction and grown in numbers…

Monifa Bandele (2021-05-29). George Floyd's Murder Was "Clarion Call" to Defund Police. zcomm.org What's Changed in Year Since His Death?>

Jordi Calvo Rufanges (2021-05-29). No business without enemies: War and the arms trade. zcomm.org The arms trade is one of the world's most successful corporate enterprises…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-05-29). Does the U.S. Really Need Another Oil Pipeline? zcomm.org Native American communities living alongside the route of the Line 3 pipeline project in northern Minnesota are asking all activists to join them in solidarity this June…

Sasha Abramsky (2021-05-29). GOP Wants Volunteering at Polls to Come With Risk of Jail or Fines. zcomm.org "We need to build public awareness — get people to understand the impact these laws could have, and the impact on voters"

Andrej Holm (2021-05-29). We Want a Society Without Landlords. zcomm.org The popularity of Berlin's campaign to expropriate corporate landlords shows just how few people trust capitalism to provide them with affordable, good-quality homes…

Mary T Bassett (2021-05-29). [Perspectives] A history of US police violence. thelancet.com In 2020, the murder of George Floyd broadcast US police violence to the world. But police killings especially directed against Black men were not new. The US codes these as "deaths by legal intervention", which comprise mainly police uses of force. In 2017, such deaths were in the top ten causes of death for Black men aged 15—34 years. And this ranking used a measure known to undercount by 50% the actual number of deaths related to police encounters. In the USA, the risk of death after a police encounter is 2 ∑5 times higher for Black men than for white men, and Black people are also less likely to be a…

David Canning (2021-05-29). [Correspondence] Inappropriate use of global health metrics for analysis of the determinants of health. thelancet.com Current global health metrics have been criticised in terms of their usefulness and accountability.1 However, there is an additional point on their value for evidence-based decision making that could be added. Many studies use these global health metrics to analyse determinants of changes in health outcomes over time across countries.2—5 This is usually not an appropriate use of these data. The use of modelling to impute missing values, and smoothing of reported outcomes over time to reduce measurement error, that is standard in creating global health metrics (eg, by the Institute for Health Metrics and the…

Sharmila Devi (2021-05-29). [World Report] 800‚Äà000 South Sudanese to lose access to health care. thelancet.com The International Organization for Migration warns that primary care services will cease unless donors contribute. Sharmila Devi reports.

Geoff Watts (2021-05-29). [Obituary] John Irwin Harper. thelancet.com First UK professor of paediatric dermatology. He was born in Southend-on-Sea, UK, on May 26, 1950, and died in London, UK, following a heart attack on April 5, 2021, aged 70 years.

Christopher Eccleston, Dominic Aldington, Andrew Moore, Amanda C de C Williams (2021-05-29). [Comment] Pragmatic but flawed: the NICE guideline on chronic pain. thelancet.com The 2021 UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on chronic pain1 (chronic primary pain, chronic secondary pain, or both) and the management of chronic primary pain among people older than 16 years has prompted debate among clinicians. The NICE recommendations on assessment of chronic pain, with person-centred assessment at its heart, make good sense and are to be welcomed. But the recommendations on chronic primary pain are more controversial.

The Lancet (2021-05-29). [Editorial] Rethinking chronic pain. thelancet.com To live with chronic pain is to live with daily challenges around simple tasks that others take for granted. It often means being disbelieved, stigmatised for not getting better, or judged as not coping. It might mean living with poor mental health and self-esteem, absenteeism from school or work, the breakdown of relationships, and socioeconomic disadvantage. For society, the costs are staggering: low back pain is the leading cause of years lost to disability and chronic pain costs billions of dollars through health system expenditures, productivity losses, reduced quality of life, and informal care.

Christopher Brauchli (2021-05-29). Alongside Bills to Tackle Nonexistent Voter Fraud, State Lawmakers Take On Variety of Topics. commondreams.org In Alabama, writes Christopher Brauchli, "although the Legislature was able to expand the ability of those wanting to participate in yoga classes, it found a way to limit the ability of those wanting to participate in the electoral process. It banned curbside voting." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Cat Tebaldi (2021-05-29). Biden's Climate Plan Sparked GOP Panic Over Masculinity and Red Meat. commondreams.org "Republican politics often use meat to mobilize an image of working-class, masculine toughness, or heartland American patriotism." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2021-05-29). "Stop the cover-up!" Readers demand full investigation and justice for New Zealand mine disaster victims. wsws.org The statements reveal growing opposition in New Zealand and internationally to the Labour Party government's plan to shut down the underground investigation into the 2010 Pike River mine disaster that killed 29 men.

Moderator (2021-05-29). Gov. Newsom Orders Independent Investigation Into Kevin Cooper Case. scheerpost.com Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered an independent investigation into the case of Kevin Cooper, a death row inmate who writes regularly for ScheerPost. To learn more about his story, we are reposting this edition of the Scheer Intelligence podcast from 2018. Download Three hours and 42 minutes. That's how close Kevin Cooper came in 2004 to being murdered by the state, strapped down to a gurney… |

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…

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…

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.

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…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-28). The "Mothers of the Front Line": Guardians of the Colombian Resistance. libya360.wordpress.com Gerardo Szalkowicz Until a few weeks ago, they were typical all-terrain women who spent their days solving household chores, wandering between precarious jobs, raising their children alone, juggling to achieve the feat of not going hungry. Anonymous women. Mothers, young, heads of households, poor. Struggling mothers. Of the hundreds like them that live in the…

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.

David González M. (2021-05-28). From the First Line of Colombian Youth Protesting the Government of Iván Duque. latinorebels.com "People are on the streets because they realize what is happening, what is killing them right in their faces," Marco explains.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-28). Protests continue across Colombia amid increasing police brutality and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up, we take a look at the National Strike in Colombia as it reaches one month and the rising reports of police violence, the establishment of a permanent commission of Inquiry by the UN to investigate human rights violations in Gaza, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel, the United States Innovation and Competition Act currently in the US Senate and its targeting of China, and the countrywide day of resistance observed in India to mark 6 months of the ongoing farmers' struggle.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-28). Birds of a Fascist Feather: Why Israel Is Aiding Colombia's Crackdown on Protesters. libya360.wordpress.com Alan Macleod BOGOTA — For exactly one month now, a nationwide strike has crippled Colombia and has been met with deadly repression by the far-right government of Ivan Duque. As trade unions have shut down major cities, halting mass transit and bringing economic gridlock to the country, government forces have responded with violence. According to…

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…

teleSUR (2021-05-28). More Repression Against Protesters Reported in Colombia. telesurenglish.net Social network users denounced this Friday that agents of the Mobile Anti-Disturbance Squadron (Esmad) assaulted demonstrators who were peacefully gathering in the municipality of Madrid, Department of Cundinamarca, in the framework of the 31st day of the National Strike against the neoliberal policies of the Government presided by Iván Duque. | RELATED: | Through videos posted on several accounts, protesters warned about the vio…

teleSUR (2021-05-28). 327 Colombians Still Missing One Month After Social Outbreak. telesurenglish.net Colombia's National Movement of Victims of State Crimes (MOVICE) on Friday denounced that 327 citizens remain missing one month after protests against President Ivan Duque broke out. | RELATED: | "We don't know where are 327 out of 775 people who have been reported missing since April 28. The government is doing nothing to find them," MOVICE claimed. | This week, MOVICE called on the people to commemorate the Inte…

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…

teleSUR (2021-05-28). Colombia Turns One Month Protesting Against Ivan Duque. telesurenglish.net On May 28, Colombia reaches one month of massive and uninterrupted protests against President Ivan Duque. So far, his main response to social demands has been tolerance of police brutality and human rights violations. | RELATED: | The international community condemned police brutality against a massive national strike in which at least 43 people have died, 22 women have been raped, 46 citizens suffered eye injuries, and 1,388 people were arbi…

teleSUR (2021-05-28). Syria's Assad Says Winning Election "Slap in Faces of Enemies" telesurenglish.net After scoring a sweeping victory in the presidential election, incumbent Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Friday that the vote was "a slap in the faces of enemies." | RELATED: | Assad made the remarks in a televised speech after his election victory, where he said the vote constituted an "unprecedented challenge to enemies of the homeland," apparently referring to the Western-backed exiled opposition, the ar…

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

teleSUR (2021-05-28). Syria's President Receives Congratulations for His Re-Election. telesurenglish.net On Friday, leaders from several countries around the world congratulated Syria's President Bashar Al Assad on being re-elected with 95 percent of the vote for a new seven-year presidential term. | RELATED: | Among them was Russia's President Vladimir Putin who congratulated Al Assad on his victory in the election held on May 26. | "The results of the vote have fully confirmed his immense political prestige and the confidence his fellow citizens have in the p…

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…

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…

Newsclick (2021-05-28). Prof. Aijaz Ahmad: Withering of the state identical to dictatorship of the proletariat. peoplesdispatch.org In this series titled 'Talking on Marxist Political Texts', Prof. Aijaz Ahmad and Vijay Prashad discuss Karl Marx's iconic work titled 'The Civil War in France.'

Staff (2021-05-28). 29 May, Berlin: Internationalist left demonstration for Palestine. samidoun.net Saturday, 29 May 3: 00 pm Hermannplatz Berlin, Germany Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/184707570222112 Join the internationalist march for the liberation of Palestine! The Palestinian cause is an internationalist, anti-colonial, anti-Zionist, anti-fascist, anti-racist and anti-imperialist cause, and struggling peoples everywhere confronting oppression, exploitation, imperialism and capitalism stand with the Palestinian people in their struggle for a liberated Palestine from the river to the sea. We call upon all of our communities to take to the streets to stand together to confront repression and crimin…

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…

Staff (2021-05-28). Statement of Palestinian Student Organizations in Support of CUNY Boycott Campaign. samidoun.net CUNY4Palestine launched its campaign to demand the City University of New York system divest from corporations complicit in Israeli occupation, apartheid, settler colonialism and war crimes at a press conference and rally on Friday, 28 May in New York City, The CUNY Statement of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, signed by hundreds of faculty, students and organizations in the CUNY community, also demands that the university system implement the Palestinian call for academic and cultural boycott of Israel and support the rights of students to organize for Palestine. Palestinian student and youth organization…

Staff (2021-05-28). Palestine solidarity groups condemn anti-Palestinian hate and reject conflation of Palestinian rights with anti-Semitism. samidoun.net To sign on to this Statement, please use the form at this link. The Google Document of this statement will be updated with signatories. Human rights groups condemn the surge of racism against Palestinians and denounce the violence that has been waged and initiated by pro-Israeli groups. As officials ignore these crimes, NY4Palestine has launched a taskforce to receive complaints at LegalNY4Palestine@gmail.com. Palestine solidarity groups reject, as racist and defamatory, claims that the Palestinian liberation and solidarity movement is anti-Semitic. "We reject any equivalence between Jewish people and Israel or Z…

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

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…

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…

Staff (2021-05-28). Support the Palestine Freedom Fund: Defending NY Palestine activists facing repression. samidoun.net In a number of cities around the world, the massive demonstrations taking to the streets for Palestine have faced police repression, brutality, criminalization and attempts to suppress the growing movement for Palestinian liberation. In particular, Palestinian and Arab youth have been targeted in many of these incidents, from New York to Berlin to Copenhagen. In response to the attacks on Palestine demonstrations, the NY4Palestine coalition — of which Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is a member — launched the Palestine Freedom Fund, with the call: "Our Palestinian communities are under…

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

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.

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."

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…

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…

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…

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…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-28). Palestine's Moment: Despite Massive Losses, Palestinians Have Altered the Course of History. counterpunch.org The 'Palestinian Revolt of 2021' will go down in history as one of the most influential events that irreversibly shaped collective thinking in and around Palestine. Only two other events can be compared with what has just transpired in Palestine: the revolt of 1936 and the First Intifada of 1987. The general strike and rebellion

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

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…

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

Jerry Goldberg (2021-05-28). Workers and communities must control COVID relief funds: A view from Detroit. liberationnews.org The people must organize to make sure these funds aren't squandered as they too often are in the capitalist United States, diverted to crony contractors and nonprofits.

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.

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 …

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