2021-05-30: News Headlines

Juan Cole (2021-05-30). Mideast Sisyphus: In Aftermath of Brutal Israeli Bombing, Palestinians in Gaza are Thirsty, in the Dark, and lack Medicine, and Thousands are Homeless. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Every time Israel bombs Gaza into smithereens, it is left to others to try to rebuild. The European Union, Qatar, and even the Biden administration are offering aid. (The US is giving a piddling $150 million; even tiny Qatar is pledging $500 million.) The Greek myths contain the story of …

Staff (2021-05-30). A New Day of Bloody Repression in Colombia — 10 Deaths Reported, not Counting Desaparecidos. orinocotribune.com At least 10 people died on Friday in the Colombian city of Cali, making it one of the deadliest days in the anti-government demonstrations that began a month ago in Colombia and that have suffered harsh repression from the police. This was reported by the mayor's office on Saturday, May 29. | "Ten people" died [only on Friday] "is the report that we have this morning" on events related "to the protest and civil dynamics" in the capital of Valle del Cauca, said the secretary of security of the city, Carlos Rojas, on Caracol Radio . | Armed men fire guns in Cali today while cops look on. The "CAI" building in the b…

Steven Sahiounie (2021-05-30). Syrians Reject the US 'Regime Change' and Re-elect President Assad. globalresearch.ca Syrian President Bashar …

Mondoweiss (2021-05-30). Rep. Cori Bush's impact on the US Israel-Palestine debate. juancole.com By David Warren: | Rep. Cori Bush's statements in support of Palestinians during the most recent uprising reflect how the US discussion of Israel-Palestine is increasingly impacted by the anti-racism and anti-colonialism of the Black Lives Matter movement. |

Staff (2021-05-30). Samidoun España speaks out for Palestine in multiple cities. samidoun.net Samidoun España joined a number of organizations in the Spanish capital Madrid to mark 73 years of ongoing Nakba and 73 years of ongoing Palestinian resistance with 73 hours of actions, demonstrations, presentations and artistic interventions. On Friday, 28 May, Hadeel Shatara, the coordinator of Samidoun Network in occupied Palestine, addressed a gathering in Rivas-Vaciamadrid over a video link. Her presentation on the current situation in Palestine on the ground came alongside films, performances and presentations by activists based in Madrid, including Jaldía Abubakra, founder of Alkarama Palestinian Women's M…

Staff (2021-05-30). Block the Boat! International Week of Action, 2-9 June 2021. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is republishing the following call from AROC (Arab Resource and Organizing Center.) Samidoun members and chapters will be participating in Block the Boat activities in their locations and urge all supporters of Palestine to join in the call! To get all of the latest information, sign up to organize an activity or receive updates, please reach out to AROC and visit the official Block the Boat website! Block ZIM Everywhere! Profiteering from Israeli Apartheid is not Welcome Anywhere! For the past 10 days, the threat of our #BlockTheBoat protest has kept a cargo ship…

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-05-30). How to Sabotage the Pro-Palestine Movement. orinocotribune.com By Caitlin Johnstone — May 27, 2021 | The US-centralized power alliance is It's very encouraging to see an entirely grassroots activist campaign get…

Editor2 (2021-05-30). The Fall and Rise (and Fall?) of Apartheid. orinocotribune.com By Jinan Bastaki — May 27, 2021 | Apartheid in South Africa ended in part due to sanctions and pressure from the international community. It is once again on the international community to ensure that international law is upheld and apartheid sees its demise, this time in Palestine. | The vast majority of people today look back on the apartheid era in South Africa—1948-1990—with disdain and horror. Condemnation of the injustices under apartheid is, today, unequivocal; however, apartheid practices in Israel today are, despite the work of many human rights organizations and activists, still conside…

Angela (2021-05-30). Tuesday 6/1: Conversations on Palestine with Omar Barghouti. indybay.org Zoom…

Angela (2021-05-30). Sunday 5/30: Petaluma Protest/March for Palestine. indybay.org Penry Park, Petaluma…

Angela (2021-05-30). Wednesday 6/2: Making Sense of Palestine Today: A Panel (Part 2 of 3). indybay.org Zoom Webinar…

Angela (2021-05-30). Thursday 6/3: Making Sense of Palestine Today: A Panel (Part 3 of 3). indybay.org Zoom Webinar…

Angela (2021-05-30). Friday 5/28: Vigil for Palestine. indybay.org Liberty Bell (1415 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA)…

Jyotsna Singh (2021-05-30). Vaccine apartheid in Palestine: The silent war by Israel. peoplesdispatch.org in violation of its obligations and responsibilities as an occupying power, Israel has taken little effort in vaccinating Palestinians, leading to very poor vaccination rates in the occupied territories and the general deterioration of health facilities…

Staff (2021-05-30). Internationalist march in Berlin demands liberation for Palestine. samidoun.net Samidoun Deutschland, together with the Network for Freedom for all Political Prisoners and the Freedom Committee, organized an internationalist leftist march for Palestine that took to the streets of Berlin on Saturday, 29 May. Participants gave speeches about the struggle for the liberation of Palestine and played revolutionary music, while organizations from the Turkish, Kurdish and German left movements — as well as a delegation from the Netherlands — joined the event and provided statements and expressions of solidarity. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Samidoun Deutschland (@samidoun…

Fight Back (2021-05-30). We raised $80,000. FRSO fund drive poised for big victory. fightbacknews.org With $80,000 in hand, the Freedom Road Socialist Organization fundraising drive is a great success. Thousands of additional dollars are pledged, and many have indicated a desire to give more. Now is that time. We urge you to contribute at once, so that our goal of $100,000 can be achieved. | FRSO is making a great leap forward. Our numbers are growing. Rapidly. We are in more cities. We have played an important role in the battle against police crimes and in so many other movements | But the most important thing is this. We are constructing a revolutionary organization, while working to build a revolutionary mo…

Anonymous (2021-05-30). Video: Israel's war on journalists. electronicintifada.net Media offices bombed during attack on Gaza. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | …

Foreign Policy in Focus (2021-05-30). How the UN Can Help End Israeli Apartheid and Persecution. juancole.com By Louis Charbonneau | — ( Foreign Policy in Focus) — The latest outbreak of violence in Gaza is depressingly familiar. Scores of civilians, including children, were killed and injured. As usual, Israeli airstrikes in heavily populated areas of Gaza claimed the most victims, although Hamas rockets launched into Israel also killed and injured civilians. …

Aseel Jundi (2021-05-30). Palestinian Patients in Jerusalem Face Loss of Gaza Homes from Hospital. globalresearch.ca Sitting at the …

Editor2 (2021-05-30). How a Fascist Party Brought into Israel's Parliament by Netanyahu Helped Him Start the War He Wanted. orinocotribune.com By David Sheen — May 26, 2021 | After Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu paved its way into Israel's parliament, the fascist Jewish Power party sparked anti-Palestinian pogroms, giving him a pretext to attack Gaza.: | The day after a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas went into effect, ending

John Ebel (2021-05-30). Reflections on the assault on Gaza. greenleft.org.au More than 248 Palestinians, including 66 children, were killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip between May 11 and 21. | What makes me extremely angry about the latest bout of barbarism engaged by Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Zionist Establishment is the dishonour they bring to the memory of my mother, who survived Nazi concentration camps, and to about 95% of my extended family, who were murdered by the Nazi extermination machine. | My uncle migrated from Poland to Israel in the early 1950s. He strongly advised my parents not to migrate after he became aware of the oppression of the…

Staff (2021-05-30). Venezuela Begins Mass Vaccination Against COVID-19: This is How it will Proceed. orinocotribune.com Mass vaccination against COVID-19 started in Venezuela on Saturday, May 29, with the goal of implementing 22 million doses nationwide, starting from now until December this year, and thus achieving herd immunity. | This was confirmed by Venezuelan Minister for Health, Carlos Alvarado, in an interview given to He stated that the COVID-19 vaccination program began with healthcare per…

Toward increasing Networking (2021-05-30). Online events w) Varoufakis, Sam Gindin, Kate Raworth, Chomsky, Angela Davis, V Shiva, etc. indybay.org Here are some 2 dozen online events taking place over the next couple of weeks (and starting today, May 29), featuring people such as Corrina Gould, Yanis Varoufakis, Sam Gindin, Kate Raworth, Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Vandana Shiva, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Newsclick (2021-05-30). Why did it take 1 Year for WHO to recognize COVID-19 is airborne? peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the WHO's announcement that the COVID-19 pandemic is airborne, and its implications on how we understand the disease…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). 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 …

Staff (2021-05-30). àöltimas Noticias Survey: Intention to Vote Above 80% among Venezuelans for 21N Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com In Venezuela, on November 21 there will be elections for governors, mayors, regional deputies and councilors throughout the country. The call for these elections has put into action the political actors, the government, and the opposition, who are preparing to nominate candidates and launch themselves into battle for the favor of Venezuelans. This event could redefine the political map of Venezuela. The opposition could achieve new solid spaces of power and the government will have to defend the spaces it possesses. Both political identities face a significant challenge of re-legitimation. | However, everything w…

Timothy Messer-Kruse (2021-05-30). Inside the Attacks on Critical Race Theory. counterpunch.org Image by Upon passage of HB 87 Texas will require students to read Jefferson's 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptists in which the third President states the principle of the separation of church and state and proclaims "the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions". At the same time this law prohibits teachers from telling students that "slavery and racism are anything other than deviations from, betrayals of, or failures to live up to, the authentic founding principles of the United States". Such head-spinning dupl…

Staff (2021-05-30). Diosdado Cabello's Surprise Visit to El Maizal Commune: 'It Would be Good for Bureaucrats to Pay a Visit Here'. orinocotribune.com National Assembly (AN) deputy, Diosdado Cabello, visited the emblematic El Maizal Commune this Friday, May 28. El Maizal is an organized community located in Lara State in western Venezuela, established 12 years ago as a result of the peasant land restitution process. Diosdado made a surprise visit to what he referred to as a vital space of the Revolution and an iconic example in regard to self-governance, popular power, agro-ecological development and food sovereignty. The aim of the meeting was to identify obstacles and their possible resolution in situ, but it was also a message of encouragement. | "I wanted i…

The Conversation (2021-05-30). 100 years after the Tulsa Race Massacre, lessons from my grandfather. juancole.com By Gregory B. Fairchild | — When Viola Fletcher, 107, appeared before Congress in May 2021, she called for the nation to officially acknowledge the Tulsa race riot of 1921. I know that place and year well. As is the case with Fletcher — who is one of the last living survivors of the massacre, …

Paul Haeder (2021-05-30). Once a US Soldier, Always Wounded, Always Losing! dissidentvoice.org What do nations care about the cost of war, if by spending a few hundred millions in steel and gunpowder they can gain a thousand millions in diamonds and cocoa?‚Äï W.E.B. DuBois He died. In an assisted (sic) care (oxymoron) home (nope) facility/prison (yes). Homeless for a few years; he was a photographer; and his …

Anonymous007 (2021-05-30). Military Situation In Syria On May 30, 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 30, a car bomb explosion was reported in the city of al-Bab | On May 29, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Sallur area in northern Lattakia | On May 29, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Mansurah and Khirbat al-Naqus villa…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-30). Central Syria: Over 60 ISIS Terrorists Killed, Or Injured In Russian Airstrikes Last Month. southfront.org 2717545 10/10/2015 Russian Su-25 attack aircraft take off from the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. Dmitriy Vinogradov/RIA Novosti | At least 27 ISIS terrorists were killed and 41 others were wounded in central Syria over the last 30 days as a result of Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on May 30. | According to the London-based monitoring group, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out more than 1,050 airstrikes on ISIS hideouts in the central region during…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-30). Military Situation In Yemen On May 30, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 133 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On May 29, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 13 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 29, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 6 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 29, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 6 airstrikes on the Khab and Shaaf area | On May 30, Ansar Allah attacked King Khalid Airbase in Khamis…

Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, Ellen Reese (2021-05-30). 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.

Grace Arms non-profit agency (2021-05-30). Saturday 6/19: Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Festival in Antioch. indybay.org Grace Arms, 3415 Oakley Rd, Antioch, CA 94509 | Please follow COVID safety protocols.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). 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." …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). 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 …

Chaminda Jayanetti (2021-05-30). England's Covid Evictions Ban Is Ending—And Renters Face an Uncertain Future. commondreams.org "In less than a week, the Covid evictions ban in England will end, opening the doors to bailiff enforcement and setting the stage for a likely surge in court action by landlords seeking to oust their tenants." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). 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 …

Staff (2021-05-30). A New Day of Bloody Repression in Colombia — 10 Deaths Reported, not Counting Desaparecidos. orinocotribune.com At least 10 people died on Friday in the Colombian city of Cali, making it one of the deadliest days in the anti-government demonstrations that began a month ago in Colombia and that have suffered harsh repression from the police. This was reported by the mayor's office on Saturday, May 29. | "Ten people" died [only on Friday] "is the report that we have this morning" on events related "to the protest and civil dynamics" in the capital of Valle del Cauca, said the secretary of security of the city, Carlos Rojas, on Caracol Radio . | Armed men fire guns in Cali today while cops look on. The "CAI" building in the b…

Fernando Buen Abad (2021-05-30). Neoliberalism, Fake News and Electoral Processes. orinocotribune.com By Fernando Buen Abad — May 25, 2021 | It is a huge mistake to assume that neoliberalism is only a bourgeois canniness exclusive to the economic-financial field. It is a serious error that must be corrected immediately. Neoliberalism is, pathetically, an ideological ambush (in the sense of the "false consciousness" explained by Marx) developed to dispute and impose the "common sense" of certain capitalist interests in their imperial phase. Verbigracia: a shredding machine of acquired social rights; a demolisher of humanist principles of solidarity; a "human meat grinder" in labor, educational and health cent…

Revolution Books (2021-05-30). 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…

Next Generation Action Network (2021-05-30). Saturday 5/29: George Floyd Week: 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre Talk. indybay.org Online event…

UCLA & Hammer Museum (2021-05-30). Tuesday 6/1: The Tulsa Race Massacre 100 Years Later: History and Modern Context. indybay.org Online event…

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

Matt McKenna (2021-05-30). On Memorial Day, We Should Remember Most U.S. Wars Were Started for Resource Theft, Imperial Hubris and Racist Animus. covertactionmagazine.com In the past few years, liberal activists have initiated a campaign to remove monuments and other symbols of the Southern Confederacy that fought the U.S. Civil War to uphold slavery. Yet, this Memorial Day, many of these same liberals will actively celebrate those members of the United States military who fought and died for causes no less deplorable than the Confederacy's…

Prabhat Patnaik (2021-05-30). Biden's corporate tax rate plan signals return to social democratic agenda. peoplesdispatch.org The final outcome of…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-05-30). Does the US really need another oil pipeline? peoplesdispatch.org A decades-old pipeline called Line 3, run by the Canadian company

Fight Back (2021-05-30). After a 'second Nakba,' Palestinians return to Syria's Yarmouk. fightbacknews.org Damascus, Syria – Enormous piles of rubble and trash line the streets of the Yarmouk refugee camp in south-central Damascus in late May, 2021. Most structures bear reminders of the war: bullet holes, sandbags, the fading graffiti of various factions. Some buildings have collapsed entirely. Stray cats and dogs roam the eerie, quiet streets. | Just off of the main Yarmouk Street, however, signs of life begin to appear. Behind a destroyed pharmacy, plastic chairs are arranged outside the home of Abeer Ali Naif and her family. A small fluorescent light illuminates the entryway. Clothes hang out to dry from the restor…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-30). Texas GOP Finalizes 'Ruthless' Voter Suppression Bill, Sparking Calls for Congressional Action. commondreams.org "Texas lawmakers would dismantle our democracy in order to keep themselves in power," says Beto O'Rourke. "The U.S. Senate must pass the For the People Act." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Angela (2021-05-30). Saturday 5/29: 1948: Creation & Catastrophe (Film screening & discussion). indybay.org Zoom…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-05-30). Uhuru Holds Teach-in and Fundraiser in Oakland's Astro Park. indybay.org Teach-In Calling on White People to Stand Against Police Terror and Colonial Violence…

San Francisco Public Library (2021-05-30). Saturday 6/12: "SNCC": Civil Rights Movement Film and Discussion w/ Director Danny Lyon. indybay.org Virtual film screening and discussion (FREE)…

Arab Resource & Organizing Center (2021-05-30). 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!

Michael Novick (2021-05-30). Dual Elections at Pacifica in June Reveal Dueling Futures for Pacifica. indybay.org Democracy, diversity, accountability and community radio are at stake if the New Day Pacifica Bylaws revision passes, and the likely outcome is triage of assets and narrowing of the range of political and cultural expression on Pacifica's airwaves.

Strike Debt Bay Area (2021-05-30). Saturday 6/26: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Mission Economy — A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism. indybay.org We continue to meet via Zoom. | Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com for the invite.

Lynda Carson (2021-05-30). 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.

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History (2021-05-30). Sunday 6/6: Red Road to DC Totem Pole Journey. indybay.org Tyrrell Park, 1305 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz…

Lou Stevens & Jim Faldworth (2021-05-30). How to Save a Couple of Lives in Spite of Gov't. indybay.org Spare us the slaughter, it's just an herb!

Great Basin Resource Watch (2021-05-30). Preliminary Injunction Filed to Halt Thacker Pass Lithium Mine. indybay.org The Wrong Kind of Green — Lithium demand for electric car batteries now threatens pristine wild place. A preliminary injunction was filed to halt a lithium mine at Thacker Pass in northern Nevada. Destruction could begin on June 23, 2021.

Justice Vanguard Takes the Lead (2021-05-30). 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.

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

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2021-05-30). 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.

1st Anniversary of George Floyd (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). Tuesday 6/1: Know Your Rights: Disability Discrimination and Your Job. indybay.org Online workshop (FREE)…

Yanis Yaroufakis,Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendoner (2021-05-30). Austerity's Hidden Purpose & From California Capitalism to Bidenomics. indybay.org For governments pursuing austerity, spending cuts mean lower national income and fewer taxes. Unlike a household or a business, if the government cuts its spending during tough times, it is cutting its revenues, too.

Labor Video Project (2021-05-30). UBER Blood On It's Hands! UBER Murders & The Criminal Record Of UBER In Brazil. indybay.org The role of UBER in Brazil is the focus of this interview. Wagner Oliveria who was a driver with UBER in Sao Paulo Brazil talks about the murders of UBER drivers and the criminal syndicate it operates.

Robert Koehler (2021-05-30). 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?>

Mike Ludwig (2021-05-30). Youth Climate Activists Want $10 Trillion for Infrastructure. zcomm.org Sunrise Movement activist says Biden should forget GOP and listen to young people 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…

Andrew Marantz (2021-05-30). The Left Turn — Are We Entering a New Political Era? zcomm.org The neoliberal order seems to be collapsing. A generation of young activists is trying to insure that it's replaced by progressive populism, not by the fascist right…

Tom Juravich (2021-05-30). What Your Boss Doesn't Want You to Know, and Where to Find It. zcomm.org To avoid getting overwhelmed and quitting, you need to know what questions you are trying to answer.

Henry A. Giroux (2021-05-30). Against Apartheid Pedagogy in the Age of White Supremacy. zcomm.org The urgency of the historical moment demands new visions of social change…

Andrew Bacevich (2021-05-30). My Son Was Killed in Iraq 14 Years Ago—Who's Responsible? commondreams.org "Who should I hold responsible for the death of my son, killed in action while serving in Iraq 14 years ago this month?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Marian K. Schneider (2021-05-30). Arizona Bill Would Refer Mismatched Mail Ballot Signatures to Prosecutors. commondreams.org "This bill takes the Republican obsession with imagined election fraud to the next level, and the resulting fear of prosecution will deter people from exercising their right to vote." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Daniel Bengtsson (2021-05-30). Why We Need a Strong Global Ocean Treaty. commondreams.org "We must ensure that rich companies and nations stop this destruction of life in the oceans, which not only impoverishes wildlife but also the coastal communities that are truly dependent on small-scale fishing for survival." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mindy Isser (2021-05-30). They Wanted to Keep Working—ExxonMobil Locked Them Out. commondreams.org "The lockout in Beaumont makes clear that a distinctly unjust transition is already underway: refiners are losing control over their worksite as employers seek to reduce their exposure in an increasingly unstable industry." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Luticha Andre Doucette (2021-05-30). Toward Disability Justice: Don't Forget the Plastic That Gives Me Freedom. commondreams.org "Recycling and manufacturing 'green' medical supplies seems not to be an issue for environmentalists. But it should be." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). 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 (2021-05-30). Infographic: Cardiac ablation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-30). 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 …

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…

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…

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…

Ali Abunimah (2021-05-29). Former Israeli war minister confuses Pakistan with Palestine. electronicintifada.net Naftali Bennett video justifying Gaza massacre used photo of hospital in Islamabad.

_____ (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.

Ali Abunimah (2021-05-29). Former Israeli war minister confuses Pakistan for Palestine. electronicintifada.net Naftali Bennett video justifying Gaza massacre used photo of hospital in Islamabad.

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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 …

Juan Cole (2021-05-29). Kushner's Abraham Accords Didn't Produce Israel-Palestine Peace and Are Increasingly Irrelevant. commondreams.org "The Palestinian uprising of spring 2021," writes Juan Cole, "showed that all of Kushner's premises, upon which he built the Abraham Accords, were deeply flawed." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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…

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.

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,…

Staff (2021-05-29). Construction of Hugo Chávez Stadium in Caracas Advances Despite US and European Blockade. orinocotribune.com On Friday, May 28, Venezuelan Minister for the Interior, Carmen Meléndez, did a tour of supervision to inspect the progress of the construction works at the Hugo Chávez stadium in La Rinconada, Caracas, complying with the instructions issued by the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro Moros. | Regarding the supervision tour, the senior official posted on her Twitter account @gestionperfecta: "At the instructions of our President @NicolasMaduro, we are inspecting the facilities of the Hugo Chávez stadium in La Rinconada, a major construction work that we will be promoting…" | In spite of the harsh US and Eu…

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…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-29). Rights Groups Warn Biden Fast-Tracking Asylum Cases Could Endanger Families. commondreams.org "A rocket docket that moves people too quickly through this flawed system is the opposite of justice." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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.

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.

Yanis Iqbal (2021-05-29). The Political Tempest in Lebanon. dissidentvoice.org The Israeli bombing of Gaza has generated ripples in Lebanon's political atmosphere. Palestinian refugees and Lebanese civilians have travelled to the border with Israel, proudly waving Palestinian flags and banners of the Hezbollah and Amal movements. However, the field of Palestinian discourse in Lebanon is not an uncontested one. Lebanese Forces — a Christian political …

Sean Callebs (2021-05-29). The Heat: UN Peacekeepers international day. america.cgtn.com The United Nations celebrates the 73th anniversary of the start of peacekeeping missions.

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…

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…

Common Dreams staff (2021-05-29). Watch: Anand Giridharadas Shares What 'We Learned' From the Covid-19 Pandemic. commondreams.org Watch Anand Giridharadas share many of the lessons we have learned from the Covid-19 pandemic.According to him, "The question before us now is: What will do with these lessons?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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.

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.

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.

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 . . . |

John V. Walsh (2021-05-29). The Chinese Dreamers vs. the U.S. Hegemon. dissidentvoice.org Do China and the US have fundamental goals that constitute a contradiction, that is, goals so profoundly at odds with one another that the goals cannot coexist? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Such a contradiction means that one side must abandon its aims if a disastrous conflict is not to ensue. Which country should step …

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 . . . |

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Devin Cole, Princess Harmony (2021-05-29). Intoxication culture and the working class. workers.org 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 impacted by the overwhelming forces that . . . |

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

Dr. Nicole Delépine (2021-05-29). How Severe are the Side Effects of the Pseudo-anticovid Vaccines? globalresearch.ca This incisive analysis by The text below is an AI translation of the text published by our French language website Mondialisation.ca. | Minor edits by Global Research. | What is worth noting is that …

_____ (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.

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). 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.

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, …

_____ (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…

_____ (2021-05-29). A People's Guide To The War Industry: Bribery And Propaganda. popularresistance.org Congress does not exercise effective oversight of the military-industrial-congressional complex. The average congressperson is clueless about the intricacies of war, espionage, and peace. The average congressperson on Armed Services or Intelligence committees is more aware, but their views are carefully circumscribed by a capitalist imperative for profit and the information that armed bureaucracies selectively divvy out. | War corporations hire professional lobbying firms in order to influence federal policy. War corporations regularly spend millions on lobbying Capitol Hill. This is an effective, straightforward…

_____ (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.

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 …

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 …

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.

Editor2 (2021-05-29). Lula's Brother Frei Chico: "Class Struggle is the Greatest of Struggles" orinocotribune.com By Frei Chico and Larissa da Silva — May 27, 2021 | Frei Chico, the brother of Brazil's former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, shares a personal account of Lula's early political formation, his history in the trade union movement, achievements in government, and the class struggle he overcame to get there. | Now leading all polls for the 2022 election, Frei Chico sees the same dominant elites again threatened by his brother's political re-emergence. | The whole world has pockets of poverty, the whole world has families that are in absolute misery, which happens for a very simple reason: the non-distribu…

_____ (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.

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.

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…

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

David Suzuki, Ian Hanington (2021-05-29). Energy Road Map Charts Challenging Course to Oil-Free Future. commondreams.org "The era of coal, oil, and gas is over. We've done too little for the past 30 years. For the next 30, let's work toward a cleaner, healthier future for all." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Sarah Sherman-Stokes (2021-05-29). There Is Nothing 'Civil' or Humane About the Detention of Noncitizens. commondreams.org "Immigration detention cannot be improved, and the closure of Irwin and Bristol should be the first step toward ending immigration detention altogether." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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…

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… |

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.

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