2021-05-31: News Headlines

Jerome Riviere (2021-05-31). Funding of the Wuhan Laboratory by the European Union. globalresearch.ca Question …

Staff (2021-05-31). UN Human Rights Head Urges End to Violence After Troops Deployed in Colombia. truthout.org United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Bachelet, in a statement Sunday, specifically expressed concern about reports that since…

teleSUR (2021-05-31). President Maduro Raises Alarm Over Bloodshed In Colombia. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday urged international organizations to speak out against the bloodshed being suffered by the Colombian people due to police brutality. | RELATED: | "Colombia is being massacred by the security forces of President Ivan Duque, who has not realized that he is the main responsible for the crisis that his country is facing," he pointed out. | Maduro also questioned the United Nations (UN) H…

James Patrick Jordan (2021-05-31). Winners, Losers, and Human Rights Abusers in Colombia's National Strike. orinocotribune.com By James Patrick Jordan — May 30, 2021 | It is just over a month since Colombia's National Strike (Paro Nacional) began. The international community is appalled by the endless reports of atrocities and abuses by the ESMAD riot police and Colombian Armed Forces (which combine the military and police under one command), and the right-wing gangs allied with them. As always, we must point out that US funding enables these outrages. | At the same time, we are inspired and encouraged by the tenacity and continued momentum of the popular movements and the victories that they have achieved. Along with the anger and…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-31). Colombia: "The Government Murders with Impunity because the U.S. Empire is Behind it." libya360.wordpress.com Carlos Aznarez Cecilia Zamudio is a Colombian writer, poet, journalist and artist, and like many of her compatriots lives these days with great concern for what means the repressive escalation of the government of Iván Duque, but also with deep satisfaction to the patriotism that the Colombian people starring a national productive strike that has…

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Workers' Party Rejects Holding of Soccer Tournament in Brazil. telesurenglish.net The Workers' Party (PT) on Monday rejected the possibility of Brazil hosting the South American Soccer Tournament, which was originally supposed to take place in Colombia and Argentina. | RELATED: | "Bolsonaro authorized the holding of the Soccer Tournament here in Brazil! Is this serious? Was this authorized amid the pandemic, the arrival of the third wave, the increased risk due to lack of beds and supplies, and…

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Night Of Repression Leaves 11 People Injured In Bogota. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Mobile Anti-Riot Squadron (ESMAD) agents on Sunday cracked down on a peaceful protest at the Portal Resistencia metro station in Bogota, leaving at least 11 people injured. | RELATED: | Witnesses said the officers threw gas grenades and shot at protesters with firearms. In the Chicala neighborhood, police forces also assaulted citizens who were not taking part in the protests. | On Monday morning, human…

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Colombia's 41st Massacre Leaves Nine People Dead In Huila. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Institute for Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ) on Monday reported the 41st massacre of 2021, in which eight men and one woman were shot to death in the Huila department. | RELATED: | The massacre occurred at 7h30 local time at the Palmira farm, owned by a former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla member, who is currently working as a bodyguard for the National Protection Unit (UNP). | Accor…

WSWS (2021-05-31). Torture sites and mass graves reported in Colombia as repression intensifies against mass protests. wsws.org The far-right regime has employed forced disappearances, along with the torture and murder of protesters, in a bid to quell the monthlong uprising.

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Peru's Leftist Candidate Stands Out in Presidential Debate. telesurenglish.net Peru's National Electoral Jury on Sunday hosted a debate between the two candidates Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori ahead of the presidential runoff to be held on June 6. | RELATED: | During the three-hour presidential debate, Castillo ratified his commitment to the people and his desire to dignify the lives of Peruvians who have been victims of exclusion. | "I am a man of work, of faith and hope. I know what it…

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Free Peru's Candidate Still Leads Polls Ahead of Election Day. telesurenglish.net The latest poll conducted by consulting Ipsos Peru placed Free Peru (PL) candidate Pedro Castillo first with a 52.6 percent of votes advantage ahead of his contester Popular Force (FP) leader Keiko Fujimori who secured 47.4 percent. | RELATED: | Previously, the Ipsos mock poll showed a difference of 1.9 percent among the only two election runoff candidates and placed them in a technical tie. Now, the gap grew to 4.3 perce…

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Chile: Lawmakers Urge Piñera To Modify His Minimum Wage Bill. telesurenglish.net Last week, Chile's Lower Chamber agreed to discuss the minimum wage adjustment bill while urging President Sebastian Piñera to readjust his 3.2 percent increase proposal. | RELATED: | Piñera intends to slightly raise the minimum wage from US$451 to US$467, justifying that there will also be an increase in a subsidy from US$55 to US$69. | Previously, the Labor Commission discarded the Executive's proposal noting that the minim…

Andrés Kogan Valderrama (2021-05-31). øHacia una descolonización constitucional en Chile? globalizacion.ca La pregunta sobre la descolonización del Estado se vuelve central en el contexto actual de Chile, luego de la inédita elección paritaria de candidatas y candidatos constituyentes y saber quiénes van a ser parte de este nuevo órgano fundamental. | Señalo…

Pablo Abufom (2021-05-31). Chileans Voted for an End to Neoliberalism. zcomm.org Ten days ago, the people of Chile voted for sweeping structural reform and an end to neoliberalism. It's one of the Left's biggest victories since the end of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship…

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Canada Lowers Flags To Remember Death of Indigenous Children. telesurenglish.net The Canadian government lowered flags at half-mast on Sunday to remember the deaths of 215 Indigenous children whose remains were found in a former residential school in Kamloops city. | RELATED: | "To honor the 215 children whose lives were taken at the former Kamloops residential school and all Indigenous children who never made it home, the survivors, and their families, I have asked that the Peace Tower flag and flags on all…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-05-31). Does the U.S. Really Need Another Oil Pipeline? counterpunch.org A decades-old pipeline called Line 3, run by the Canadian company Enbridge, is in the midst of a controversial upgrade sparking fierce resistance from Indigenous communities living along the route. Line 3 is being replaced in order to enable the transport of nearly 800,000 barrels of dirty tar sands crude oil per day from Calgary,

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-05-31). Thursday 6/3: "The Condor & The Eagle": Film & Discussion on Indigenous Climate Justice w/ CBD. indybay.org Online event…

Staff (2021-05-31). "Exterminate All the Brutes": Filmmaker Raoul Peck Explores Colonialism & Origins of White Supremacy. democracynow.org A new four-part documentary series, "Exterminate All the Brutes," delves deeply into the legacy of European colonialism from the Americas to Africa. It has been described as an unflinching narrative of genocide and exploitation, beginning with the colonizing of Indigenous land that is now called the United States. The documentary series seeks to counter "the type of lies, the type of propaganda, the type of abuse, that we have been subject to all of these years," says director and Haitian-born filmmaker Raoul Peck. "We have the means to tell the real story, and that's exactly what I decided to do," Peck says. "Ev…

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Venezuela To Receive Johnson & Johnson Vaccines Through COVAX. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday informed that his country expects to receive 5 million U.S. Johnson & Johnson vaccines through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility (COVAX). | RELATED: | "The World Health Organization (WHO) committed to send the doses by June. We hope that the schedule will be met," he said and explained that Venezuela paid US$120 million to receive the immunizer. | This acquisition will allo…

Toward increasing Networking (2021-05-31). 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.

Zoe Alexandra (2021-05-31). At World Health Assembly, urgent need to lift sanctions comes to the fore. peoplesdispatch.org During the 74th session of World Health Assembly, several countries emphasized the need to end unilateral coercive measures which end up serving as a collective punishment by restricting access to basic necessities…

WHO Watch Team (2021-05-31). World Health Assembly 74: One year into the pandemic. peoplesdispatch.org One year into the pandemic, the World Health Assembly is holding its annual meeting. The continued financial challenges loomed over delegates as they discussed the possibility of a Pandemic Treaty, local production of medicines, and WHO's COVID-19 response…

WSWS (2021-05-31). State Department socialists: The sinister operations of Jacobin and the DSA in Brazil. wsws.org Jacobin is promoting itself in Brazil as an authoritative voice on socialism by bringing together Brazilian representatives of Pabloism, Stalinism and academic identity politics.

Staff (2021-05-31). PAST EVENTS: Calendar of Resistance. samidoun.net Click here for new events upcoming! Friday, May 14 Argentina Buenos Aires: solidarity with the Palestinian People — Friday, 14 May 11 am Esmeralda 1212 Buenos Aires, Argentina Info: www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbi… Australia Adelaide: Speakout: save Sheikh Jarrah, stand with Palestine — Friday, 14 May 5: 00 pm Beehive Corner Adelaide, SA, Australia Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/129509095803129/ Brisbane: Rally and March for Palestinian Nakba Day — Friday, 14 May 5: 30 pm King George Square Meanjin (Brisbane), Australia Facebook Page:…

Jeff Schuhrke (2021-05-31). U.S. Unions Are Voicing Unprecedented Support for Palestine. globalresearch.ca While a ceasefire …

Staff (2021-05-31). Tens of thousands march in DC to stand with Palestine at #March4Palestine. samidoun.net Tens of thousands took to the streets in Washington, DC, despite cold and rainy weather on Saturday, 29 May 2021, at the National March for Palestine organized by American Muslims for Palestine, the US Council of Muslim Organizations and their partner groups. They organized buses from up and down the East Coast, while Palestinians and supporters of Palestine flew in across the country to take a stand and demand the United States sanction Israel. Speakers from partner organizations and endorsing groups demanded an end to the over $3.8 billion in aid given to the Israeli occupation regime every year, which is funne…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-31). "Mowing the Grass" No More: How Palestinian Resistance Altered the Equation. dissidentvoice.org The ceasefire on May 21 has, for now, brought the Israeli war on Gaza to an end. However, this ceasefire is not permanent and constant Israeli provocations anywhere in Palestine could reignite the bloody cycle all over again. Moreover, the Israeli siege on Gaza remains in place, as well as the Israeli military occupation and the rooted …

Rachel Evans (2021-05-31). John Pilger speaks out for Palestine. greenleft.org.au Filmmaker and author John Pilger spoke to his 2002 documentary comparing Israel's occupation of Palestine to South Africa's brutal apartheid regime, reports Rachel Evans.

Kerry Smith (2021-05-31). Photos: Thousands march for Palestine. greenleft.org.au Thousands marched through Sydney in solidarity with Palestine on May 30, reports Peter Boyle.

Angela (2021-05-31). Wednesday 6/2: Making Sense of Palestine Today: A Panel (Part 2 of 3). indybay.org Zoom Webinar…

Angela (2021-05-31). Tuesday 6/1: Conversations on Palestine with Omar Barghouti. indybay.org Zoom…

Angela (2021-05-31). Sunday 5/30: Petaluma Protest/March for Palestine. indybay.org Penry Park, Petaluma…

Angela (2021-05-31). Thursday 6/3: Making Sense of Palestine Today: A Panel (Part 3 of 3). indybay.org Zoom Webinar…

Juan Cole (2021-05-31). Why Proposed New Israeli PM—Extreme-Right Naftali "I've Killed a Lot of Arabs" Bennett—Is Even Worse for Palestinians Than Netanyahu. commondreams.org "On the Palestine issue, Bennett is even worse than than the far-right-wing Netanyahu, inasmuch as he openly advocates annexing all of the Palestinian West Bank to Israel." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Human Rights Watch (2021-05-31). Dear UN Human Rights Council: Commission of Inquiry needed on Israel/Palestine to advance accountability, address root causes. juancole.com HRW statement to Human Rights Council Special Session Human Rights Watch — (Geneva, May 27, 2021) Once again, this Council gathers to address the latest cycle of violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. We could go through the statistics — hundreds of Palestinians, including dozens of children, killed in Israeli airstrikes; at least …

Jeff Schuhrke (2021-05-31). US Unions Are Voicing Unprecedented Support for Palestine. commondreams.org "While some national labor groups remain silent, union locals across the country are speaking out to defend Palestinians from Israeli aggression." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-31). Steven Seagal Is Now A Russian Politician. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 29th, Hollywood "legend" Steven Seagal has opted into a career change. | He joined a Russian political party. | Seagal received a party membership card of an alliance named Just Russia — Patriots — For Truth. | It was formed earlier in 2021, when three leftist parties, all of which support Putin, merged into one. | In November 2016, Segal was granted Russian citizenship. In August of 2018, Moscow's Foreign Ministry appointed him to the unpaid position of "s…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-31). The Dominic Cummings Show. counterpunch.org The former chief strategist for Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in a stroppy mood before the UK parliamentary Health and Science committee. For seven hours, Cummings unleashed salvo after salvo against his former boss and the government coronavirus response. Boiling down some points of the Cummings show: there was a failure on the part of

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-31). Laying the Bear Trap: Orbán visits No 10 Downing Street. dissidentvoice.org His comments would not have fallen on deaf ears. While metropolitan London would have been aghast at his pedigree and remarks, a Brexit-audience in the rustbelts and areas of deprivation, would have felt a twang of appreciation. For them, migration has not been a boon and glory. For Hungary's Viktor Orbán, it has been an …

Glenn Greenwald (2021-05-31). As Anger Toward Belarus Mounts, Recall the 2013 Forced Landing of Bolivia's Plane to Find Snowden. zcomm.org What Belarus did, while illegal, is not unprecedented. The dangerous tactic was pioneered by the same U.S. and E.U. officials now righteously condemning it…

Peter Koenig (2021-05-31). Depopulation and the mRNA Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Amazingly,

Staff (2021-05-31). Richard Wright's Novel About Racist Police Violence Was Rejected in 1941; It Has Just Been Published. democracynow.org Nearly 80 years ago, Richard Wright became one of the most famous Black writers in the United States with the publication of "Native Son." The novel's searing critique of systemic racism made it a best-seller and inspired a generation of Black writers. In 1941, Wright wrote a new novel titled "The Man Who Lived Underground," but publishers refused to release it, in part because the book was filled with graphic descriptions of police brutality by white officers against a Black man. His manuscript was largely forgotten until his daughter Julia Wright unearthed it at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Ya…

Ralph Nader (2021-05-31). To the Media: Readers Need to Know More. counterpunch.org Reporters at major newspapers and magazines are hard to reach by telephone. Today it is increasingly difficult to converse with them about timely scoops, leads, gaps in coverage, and corrections to published articles. We started an online webpage: Reporter's Alert. From time to time, we use Reporter's Alert to present suggestions for important reporting on topics that are

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-31). 'Mowing the Grass' No More: How Palestinian Resistance Altered the Equation. commondreams.org "The incredible amount of global solidarity which made headline news all over the world was a clear indication that the many years of preparedness at a grassroots level have paid off." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2021-05-31). Death of young student on hospital floor lays bare Argentina's COVID-19 crisis. wsws.org The reopening of Argentina's economy this year rapidly resulted in a second and deadlier wave of the pandemic with a daily average that exceeds 30,000 new cases.

WSWS (2021-05-31). Mass demonstrations in Brazil against Bolsonaro's homicidal response to COVID pandemic. wsws.org There is a widespread perception within the population that the COVID-19 catastrophe in Brazil is the result of a deliberate policy of social murder.

Peoples Health Dispatch (2021-05-31). Myanmar's pandemic coup: Health workers in the forefront of resistance. peoplesdispatch.org Four months after the military took power through a coup, Myanmar confronts a spike in COVID-19 cases. How are health workers dealing with the twin challenges of a pandemic and a repressive regime?

Editor2 (2021-05-31). Wealth Inequality in LatAm Increased During the COVID Pandemic. orinocotribune.com While extreme poverty in Latin America reached its highest level in the last two decades with an increase of 12.5%, the number of billionaires in the region has gone up by 40% since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. | The wealthiest people in Latin America have managed to further increase their wealth thanks to the re-evaluation of stock markets during the pandemic. | The latest data from Forbes magazine confirms these facts, noting that in Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of billionaires has shot up 40% since the pandemic began. | At the beginning of 2020, when the virus had just broken out,…

Joris Leverink (2021-05-31). The Laura Flanders Show: BIPOC Journalists On Covering COVID and Racism. roarmag.org BIPOC journalists reflect on what it is to be veterans of two of the most devastating wars in recent history: the coronavirus pandemic and the centuries-long war on Black bodies through systemic racism and police brutality. | In this media roundtable — a collaboration between The Laura Flanders Show and URL Media — we take a different approach to Memorial Day. One that centers the work of BIPOC journalists from the front lines. How are they responding to the needs of their communities, and where do we go from here? | Music in the Middle features "Prosper" by Inez Barlatier feat. St. James Valsin and p…

WSWS (2021-05-31). Crowds return to US stadiums, airports, in a series of super-spreader events. wsws.org With the Memorial Day weekend celebrated under the false pretenses of a "return to normalcy," the coronavirus pandemic continues its devastating toll in the United States.

_____ (2021-05-31). The Healing Web of Solidarity. popularresistance.org As most of us sat at home during the past year, seeking safety from the pandemic and isolated from each other, we had little to protect us from the onslaught of historic national traumas and anxieties. We watched in horror as over half a million Americans died, millions lost their livelihoods while others had to face the virus at work, an unarmed Black man was slowly murdered by a policeman on camera, and our President encouraged a white rightwing insurrection. All of this is superimposed on the global existential crisis of climate change and the economic abandonment of many places across the country. If years ca…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). 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 …

Kelly Heber Dunning (2021-05-31). As Tourism Returns, We Can't Allow Cruise Companies to Destroy Coral Reefs for Profit. commondreams.org "The Covid-19 pandemic put much of the tourism industry on hold. Once restrictions are lifted, we need to be wary of what comes next." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Hamilton Nolan (2021-05-31). The Dream of a Unionized New Orleans Is Coming True. zcomm.org The pandemic was the first big test for New Orleans' hospitality unions. They passed with flying colors…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-31). Right-wing leader Naftali Bennett may become Israel's next prime minister. peoplesdispatch.org Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid of the Yesh Atid party have reached an agreement to form a coalition government which might end Benjamin Netanyahu's 12-year rule. Bennett was also a firm supporter of the recent bombing of Gaza…

Juan Cole (2021-05-31). Why proposed new Israeli PM, extreme-right Naftali "I've Killed a Lot of Arabs" Bennett, is even worse for Palestinians than far right Netanyahu. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — In a prime time address on Sunday evening, right wing extremist Israeli politician Naftali Bennett announced that he intended to join a government of national unity, including left wing and centrist parties, which would unseat long-serving Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. The coalition was mainly put together by Yair Lapid of …

Moderator (2021-05-31). Chris Hedges: "Dying for an iPhone" scheerpost.com By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost Global capitalists have turned back the clock to the early days of the Industrial Revolution. The working class is increasingly bereft of rights, blocked from forming unions, paid starvation wages, subject to wage theft, under constant surveillance, fired for minor infractions, exposed to dangerous carcinogens, forced to work overtime… |

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-31). Tulsa-Greenwood Race Massacre survivors tell of past destruction, continuing pain. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Viola Fletcher, Leslie Evelyn Benningfield Randle and Hughes Van Ellis live with continuing painful memories of the night of May 31-June 1, 1921. They were children then—"Mother" Fletcher, now 107, had just turned seven, Randle was six and Van Ellis was an infant—in the well-off vibrant Greenwood community of more than 10,000 Black Americans in …

Dean Baker (2021-05-31). China's Demographic Crisis. cepr.net Both…

Andrew Freeman (2021-05-31). 'Rural people against racism' march in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. liberationnews.org On May 29, local activists in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, (population 11,739) and the greater Skagit County area held a march against racism marking the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. Marchers gathered at Hammer Heritage Square in downtown Sedro-Woolley for sign-waving followed by a march of about 75 people through the business district …

Nicholas Stender (2021-05-31). Facing up to fascists, Alvarez family fights for justice in Chicago. liberationnews.org On March 31, Alvarez, father of a two-year-old daughter, soccer lover and worker at a meat factory was shot and killed by Chicago Police Department officer Evan Solano…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-05-31). ‚Äé øPor qué la Unión Europea se une al llamado a filas ‚Äécontra China?‚Äé. globalizacion.ca Estados Unidos sigue adelante con su proyecto de transformación de la OTAN, que ya ‚Äéno se limita a hacer de ese bloque bélico un súper ejército dirigido contra Rusia. ‚ÄéAhora también se trata de dirigir la alianza atlántica contra China….

Anonymous007 (2021-05-31). Israel Opposition Agrees On Forming Government And Ousting Netanyahu. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 30th, Israeli "far-right" politician Naftali Bennett announced a coalition with opposition leader Yair Lapid. | They announced that they will form a government excluding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu."It's my intention to do my utmost in order to form a national unity government along with my friend Yair Lapid, so that, God willing, together we can save the country from a tailspin and return Israel to its course," said Bennett, a former settler leader and religious nationalist…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-31). Military Situation In Syria On May 31, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 31, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 46 times: 22 — in Idlib province, 12 — in Latakia province, 8 — in Hama province, 4 — in Aleppo province | On May 30, an Iraqi refugee was shot dead by unknown gunemen in Al-Hawl camp | On May 30, unknown militants attacked a headquarters belonging to the Turkish-backed Sham Legion group in the town of Mastouma | On May 30, an SDF member was killed by a gre…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-31). No Calm In Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijani Forces Intercepted Armenian UAV Over Kalbajar Region (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 31, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan claimed the interception of the UAV of the Armenian Armed Forces in the Kalbajar border region."Azerbaijan Army Units using special technical means have detected and landed the "Griphon-12″ unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Armenian armed forces in the Kalbajar region of the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border". — the statement reads. | Griphon-12 is a multifunctional Russian-made unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed b…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-31). Shockingly Expected: U.S. NSA And Danish Intelligence Spied On "EU Allies" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The US National Security Agency (NSA), with assistance from Denmark's foreign intelligence unit spied on senior officials of European countries, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, among others. | This was revealed in a report by Danish state broadcaster DR. | The findings are the result of an internal investigation in the Danish Defense Intelligence Service from 2015 into NSA's role in the partnership, DR said, citing nine…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-31). Military Situation In Yemen On May 31, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 103 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On May 30, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 13 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 30, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 9 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 30, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Khab and Shaaf area | On May 30, Ansar Allah attacked King Khalid Airbase in Khamis…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-31). Russia To Create Dozens Of New Military Units To Confront NATO. southfront.org Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu inspects the Hmeymim airbase in Syria, June 2016. Vadim Savitsky/TASS | On May 31, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced that about 20 new military units would be created in the Russian Western Military District to "adequately confront NATO". The decision was made in response to the actions by the so-called collective West. | At the same time, the Russian troops are continuously supplied with modern weapons and military equipment. According to the Russian Defense M…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-31). Military Situation In Iraq On May 31, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 27, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Samawah area | On May 30, four soldiers were wounded by an ISIS attack west of Tuz Khurmato | On May 31, security forces discovered five Grad rockets in Altun Kupri aimed at the Kurdistan Region | On May 26, Qasem Muslih, commander of PMU operation in Anbar province was arrested by the Iraqi special forces under the command of Abu Raghif, Iraqi Deputy Interior Minister for Intelligence…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-31). RyanAir Flight Grounded In Berlin Following False Bomb Threat. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On the morning of May 30th, A Ryanair flight from Dublin to Krakow had to make an emergency landing in Germany following a potential security threat on board. | It was reportedly a bomb threat, quite similar to the alleged bomb threat that reportedly caused the landing of the RyanAir flight in Minsk approximately a week earlier. | On the morning of May 31st, German federal police said that their deployment was finished, but declined to give details of what led to it, news agenc…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-31). Military Situation In CAR On May 31, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 28, 3R rebels reportedly attacked a gendarmerie brigade in Bozoum and freed all the detainees held there. | On May 26, Amigo Zibo, a former anti-Balaka Christian militia leader has been arrested by the Central African Republic authorities in Bangui city. | On May 26, three CPC rebels were killed in a fierce gun fight between CPC members and the Russian military contractors in Bongou village. | On May 29, three Russian nationals and two local policemen were killed…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-31). In Admiral Zheng He's Wake. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by Daniel Deiss and J. Hawk exclusively for SouthFront. | No Chinese state has developed the maritime aspects of its power to the extent the PRC has done since the days of the 14th and 15th century Admiral Zheng He, whose so-called treasure ships, reputed to have been the largest wooden vessels ever produced anywhere, plied trade throughout Asia and the Indian Ocean. Alas, the necessity of fighting off the Mongols and other land threats meant that his legacy was not continued by later ru…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-31). Nuclear Bone Of Contention For Iran And Iraqi Militia Groups. southfront.org The disobedience of Iranian proxies in Iraq is crossing the line, pushing Iranian generals to resign out of a sense of incapacity. | According to recent reports, Iranian general Haider al-Afghani has addressed Al-Quds special unit General Esmail Kaani, asking for a transfer. | General al-Afghani is the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's officer in charge of Iraqi armed groups. Claiming that Iran-backed paramilitaries ignore Tehran's orders, he submitted a request to transfer his services out of Iraq. | General al-Afghani was the fir…

David Swanson (2021-05-31). Malcolm Gladwell Claims Satan Won WWII But Jesus Does Drone Strikes. warisacrime.org I wish I were joking, even a little. Malcolm Gladwell's book, The Bomber Mafia, maintains that Haywood Hansell was essentially Jesus tempted by the Devil when he refused to burn Japanese cities to the ground. Hansell was replaced, and Curtis LeMay put in charge of U.S. bombings of Japan during WWII. LeMay, Gladwell tells us, …

The Conversation (2021-05-31). Japanese American soldiers in World War II fought the Axis for the U.S. abroad and racial prejudice back at home. juancole.com By Susan H. Kamei | — Imagine being forced from your home by the government, being imprisoned in a detention camp under armed guards and behind barbed wire — and then being required to join the military to fight for the nation that had locked up you and your family. That's what happened in a …

Staff (2021-05-31). "Rutherford Falls" Confronts Everyday Colonialism. truthout.org In the wrong hands, a comedic story about a white man defending his heritage and land against an ambitious Native community could have proven disastrous. In the beginning, I was skeptical of "Rutherford Falls," the Peacock streaming network's groundbreaking new Native sitcom, even though I saw cause for excitement. The show features a talented Lakota Sioux lead and a Navajo co-creator, and half of the show's writers are Native, all of which sounded promising. But I had learned not to get my hopes up. | I love television,…

Staff (2021-05-31). Rural Communities Have Waited Nearly a Decade for Clean Drinking Water Systems. truthout.org This article, produced jointly by the California Health Report and High Country News, is part of a When Ramona Hernandez t…

Staff (2021-05-31). The GOP Only Cares About the Debt Ceiling When Spending Goes Toward the People. truthout.org In his extraordinary early 20th-century memoir, The Education of Henry Adams, Adams, the scholar, political observer and descendant of two presidents, wrote of the inherent dysfunction and dishonesty of the U.S. Congress. He wrote of a Cabinet Secretary crying out, "You can't use tact with a Congressman! A Congressman is a hog! You must take a stick and hit him on the snout!" Of the Senate, Adams observed that "Senators passed belief. The comic side of their egotism partly disguised its ext…

Global Research News (2021-05-31). Selected Articles: South Africa: The Fall and Rise (and Fall?) of Apartheid. globalresearch.ca By Apartheid in South Africa ended in part due to sanctions and pressure from the international community. It is once again on the international …

Brian Terrell (2021-05-31). "If There Are Enough Shovels to Go Around" dissidentvoice.org "Dig a hole, cover it with a couple of doors and then throw three feet of dirt on top. . . . It's the dirt that does it. . . . . If there are enough shovels to go around, everybody's going to make it." This bit of cheery advice was offered by Thomas K. …

Laura Flanders (2021-05-31). Remembering the Black Roots of Memorial Day and the Revolutionary Holiday That Might Have Been. counterpunch.org Different stories told differently matter. Consider Memorial Day and the holiday that could have been if white media hadn't erased Black history. In May 1865, a week before President Abraham Lincoln declared the end of the Civil War, freed Blacks in Charleston, SC were already celebrating the defeat of the Confederacy. On May 1, the

Fight Back (2021-05-31). Tallahassee residents rally to commemorate 73rd Anniversary of Nakba massacre. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – On May 22, over 200 people gathered at the Old Historic Florida Capitol Building to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian resistance against the latest wave of Zionist attacks. | Just the day before, Israel announced a ceasefire, which did not deter the Palestinian community and its allies from still showing up for Palestinian liberation. | This May marked 73 years of Nakba, the brutal relocation of Palestinians by Zionist settlers in 1948. Every year Palestinians commemorate this massacre and fight to return to their homeland. | Last week on May 15, Nakba Day, at Lake Ella Park more than 50…

Matthew Herder, Christopher Morten (2021-05-31). We Can't Trust Big Pharma to Make Enough Vaccines. thenation.com We Can't Trust Big Pharma to Make Enough Vaccines…

Grace Arms non-profit agency (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 …

Sarah Feld (2021-05-31). "Clarify the Confusion" regarding the Covid Vaccine and the "Green Passport": Open Letter to Israel's Prime Minister. globalresearch.ca To…

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-05-31). Video: "All Roads Lead to the Vaccine": Full Interview with Dr. Peter McCullough. globalresearch.ca On May 19, …

John Kendall Hawkins (2021-05-31). Area 51 Revisited: A Desolation Row Production. counterpunch.org We're beginning to get the picture. Beginning to act like rats about to abandon the Titanic. The American Experiment, the USS Exception is taking on heavy water. The band is singing, the fat lady's all Ella Fitzgerald, breaking Memorex tapes in the dressing room, waiting for the quiet nod from the Man in the Long

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Newspaper Highlights Impact of Caravans Against the US Blockade. telesurenglish.net Diario Latinoamericano, a publication of Neo Citizens Group Inc, highlighted today the impact of the caravans held this Sunday worldwide, particularly in South Florida, against the 60-year-old U.S. blockade against Cuba. "The silence of Miami is worse than that of the lambs, but what they are silent about is what makes the most noise about the U.S. blockade against Cuba," noted the report. | RELATED: | The World Ant…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-31). Chronicle of Planned Destruction: Parties and Politics. libya360.wordpress.com William SerafinoThere is an urgent need for a generational renewal of the opposition, which has bet on a low-intensity civil war to take power (Photo: Reuters) Venezuela has definitely entered a new electoral race with the announcement of the recently constituted National Electoral Council (CNE), which has scheduled the regional and municipal elections stipulated by…

WSWS (2021-05-31). Mobilize the working class behind striking Alabama miners! wsws.org Having isolated the miners' strike for months, the UMWA is now seeking to create the conditions to imminently shut down and defeat their struggle.

Sharon Kelly (2021-05-31). After pouring over $1 trillion into fossil fuel finance, CEOs of 6 US banks testify before Congress. nationofchange.org Despite talk of an energy transition and a wave of fossil fuel bankruptcies, big bank CEOs described plans to continue business with beleaguered fossil fuel industries.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-31). Russia to form 20 new military units in west to counter NATO threat. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Russia to form 20 new military units in west to counter NATO threatRick Rozoff Today Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu chaired and addressed a Defence Ministry Board Session at the National Centre for State Defence Control in Moscow. The second half of his comments dwelt on plans for upgrading capabilities in the Western Military District. …

Andrei Kureichik (2021-05-31). The Taking of Roman Protasevich. counterpunch.org Roman Protasevich is 26 years old. In Belarus he was known as an administrator for the opposition informational Telegram channels. Most Europeans may not understand why you would read news in a messenger app. For that there is television, newspapers, and radio. But this is because Europeans do not know what a total Internet shutdown

WSWS (2021-05-31). Texas Republicans set to pass voting restriction bill. wsws.org The Texas bill will allow partisan "poll watchers" to intimidate election workers and voters. It will also expand the authority of the courts to void election results based on voter fraud allegations.

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Heavy Rainfalls Affect Over 13,000 People in Guatemala. telesurenglish.net Guatemala's National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) David de Leon on Sunday informed that over 13,000 people were affected by heavy rains that ravaged the country over the weekend. | RELATED: | Guatemala, Totonicapan, Huehuetenango, and Quetzaltenango departments were the most affected territories where landslides, road blockades, and floods occurred. | Besides 65 evacuations, Leon reported that 20 people…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-31). ECOWAS Suspends Mali's Membership after Military Coup. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch Photo : The Cable Members of the Economic Community of the West African States (ECOWAS) in an emergency summit held on Sunday, May 30, in Ghana's capital Accra decided to suspend Mali from the group over the military coup carried out last week. The president Bah Ndaw, the prime minister Moctar Ouane and…

Jorge Capelan (2021-05-31). Nicaragua — A Revolution Worth Defending. globalresearch.ca In a recent …

German-Foreign-Policy (2021-05-31). Carrot and Stick: Germany's Green Party Is Advocating Arming Ukraine against Russia. globalresearch.ca German Green Party: …

WSWS (2021-05-31). Hundreds of coronavirus outbreaks in schools as new variant spreads across UK. wsws.org Department of Education figures show school attendance figures in England are falling associated with the spread of the virus.

TITFDC (2021-05-31). Murder by Decree: The Crime of Genocide in Canada. "The Indian Residential Schools" globalresearch.ca . | We …

WSWS (2021-05-31). Chicago Ford workers face hardship after eight weeks on layoff due to chip shortage. wsws.org Workers at Ford Chicago Assembly Plant have been forced to shoulder the brunt of the global shortage of semiconductor chips, a product of capitalist anarchy, that has idled auto production on several continents.

WSWS (2021-05-31). Alabama man who had hand amputated after being cuffed too tightly sues Jefferson County sheriff's deputy for excessive force. wsws.org Giovanni Loyola visited the hospital over the 10 months after his arrest last year to address restrictive blood flow and chronic pain. Complications in blood circulation ultimately resulted in the amputation of his left hand. His experience is just one of many police assaults on workers in Alabama in the recent period.

Marc Levy (2021-05-31). Jack Murphy Brings It Home. counterpunch.org Recently I received an email from noted song writer and musician Jack Murphy, a heavy combat grunt/RTO with Delta Company, 5th Battalion, 12th Infantry, 199th Light Infantry Brigade. A video link accompanied the words "PLEASE SHARE IT." I don't particularly care for music long on sentiment, short on talent, and the title of the track

WSWS (2021-05-31). "Kill a worker, go to jail!"—More readers demand full investigation of Pike River mine disaster. wsws.org One reader's letter says: "29 men went to work and never came home. They worked in a dangerous workplace. That was known by those at the top, and they got away with it."

WSWS (2021-05-31). Tokyo pushes ahead with Olympics despite growing demands to cancel. wsws.org The Suga government's concern is for protecting the economic interests of big business, not protecting the lives of the population.

Phelan Acheson (2021-05-31). The Psychopathy of Capitalism. realprogressives.org The capitalist dumping of externalities is oppressing and killing the best of humanity.

Dr. James Angel (2021-05-31). The Horrible History of Big Pharma. globalresearch.ca Executive summary | Any …

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Helms-Burton Case Reach Settlement Over Property In Cuba. telesurenglish.net The Switzerland-based building materials multinational LafargeHolcim on Monday settled a lawsuit brought to seek compensation for the company's use of property nationalized by the Cuban government in the 1960s. | RELATED: | This is the first settlement of a legal claim promoted by heirs of a Cuban family under Title III of the U.S. Helms-Burton Act (1996). The norm permits lawsuits against entities that benefit from Cuba…

_____ (2021-05-31). For The Nez Perce, A Proposed Gold Mine Is A Symbol Of Broken Promises. popularresistance.org The U.S. Government Stole Nez Perce Treaty Land To Make Way For Gold Miners In The 1860s. A Century And A Half Later, Gold Mining Again Threatens The Tribe's Homeland.

Jan Campbell (2021-05-31). Comparison of Human Rights Values Between the East and the West. globalresearch.ca Abstract | The European …

teleSUR (2021-05-31). US: Another $20 Million Requested for Subversive Cuba Programs. telesurenglish.net More than once, spokespersons and officials of the current U.S. administration have declared that Cuba is not a high priority issue for their government, yet nearly six months in office have passed without a single one of the 243 punitive measures imposed by the previous tenant of the White House having been repealed.

Moumita Chakraborty (2021-05-31). Egyptian Artists Come Together for Charity Art Exhibition for Palestinian Children. globalresearch.ca The attacks in …

Michael T. Hertz (2021-05-31). Not exceptional. It's strange. nationofchange.org Here are examples where America is different from other countries…

Josie Duffy Rice, Mariame Kaba, Reina Sultan (2021-05-31). What does accountability look like without punishment? nationofchange.org If we commit to abolishing "death-making institutions" and instead build those that are life-giving, we might not be so married to revenge and punishment.

Dean Baker (2021-05-31). Debts, Deficits, and Patent Monopolies. counterpunch.org Yes, it is spring. The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and the deficit hawks are whining. The proximate cause is President Biden's new budget, which will push the ratio of government debt to GDP to its highest level ever. The question is whether this should bother anyone who has a life? The projections

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-31). US Actively Prepares for War with Russia. libya360.wordpress.com Valery Kulikov It is quite apparent to everyone that, at present, the socio-economic and political situation in the United States is far from stable and society increasingly polarized. In fact, even members of the current US military and political elite admit this in their public speeches. Hence, President Joe Biden and his team have been…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-31). Belarusian President Latest to Warn of World War Starting in Europe. libya360.wordpress.com Rick Rozoff Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko met with his country's members of parliament, members of the Constitutional Commission and other representatives of his government last week amidst the current crisis with the West that has been escalating since last summer and has intensified since the Ryanair incident of May 23. His comments included this somber…

WSWS (2021-05-31). Network of Action Committees for Safe Education in Germany adopts resolution in defence of David O'Sullivan. wsws.org The committee condemns the sacking of London bus driver David O'Sullivan by Metroline because of his demand that workers should be protected against coronavirus.

WSWS (2021-05-31). Iran's presidential election rigged amid fraught political situation. wsws.org The ruling elite, notwithstanding factional infighting over how far they will go in seeking some sort of accord with Washington, is united in support of free market economic policies and hostility to the working class.

_____ (2021-05-31). 'A Seismic Shift' for Big Oil: Activist Investors Score Surprise Win With ExxonMobil Board Seats. popularresistance.org During Exxon's annual shareholder meeting, an activist hedge fund called Engine No. 1—which "owns only about 0.02%" of the oil company's stock, according to climate reporter Emily Atkin—ran four of its own director candidates in opposition to the fossil fuel corporation's hand-picked board members. At least two of Engine No. 1's candidates won, with the races for additional boardroom seats too close to call as of this writing.

WSWS (2021-05-31). Despite intense opposition, NAPLAN tests restart in Australian schools. wsws.org From its introduction in 2008 by the Rudd Labor government, teachers have opposed the narrow literacy and numeracy testing regime.

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Thousands of Haitian Children Bordering Acute Malnutrition. telesurenglish.net The United Nations Children ¥s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday that Haitian children suffering from acute malnutrition could increase by more than double this year as the experts estimate that at least 86,000 children under five will start living under such conditions. | RELATED: | "UNICEF is alarmed by the spike in malnutrition over the past year and concerned about the shortage of ready-to-use therapeutic foo…

UMMID (2021-05-31). If Formed, This Is How Bennett-Lapid Government in Israel Will Look Like. globalresearch.ca There are strong …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-31). Greek communists organize mobilizations against anti-worker labor law. peoplesdispatch.org The Greek government has proposed a bill that introduces several anti-worker measures, including increasing work timings in the country from eight hours to 10 hours per day, making Sunday a working day, restricting union activities and curtailing the right to strike…

_____ (2021-05-31). There can be no biodiversity without human diversity. popularresistance.org The idea that humans are a danger to nature is deeply rooted in some minds. However, it is based on an ethnocentric vision of what the term 'human' encompasses. Not all human beings destroy the earth. It is our consumerist lifestyle and economic model based on infinite growth that are at the root of the climate crisis and the decline of biodiversity. Other human societies have a completely different relationship with nature and do not, like Western societies, have this profound dissociation between human and nature. As the famous French anthropologist and student of Claude Lévi-Strauss, Philippe Descola, says: "t…

Jonathan Matthews (2021-05-31). Swiss Voters to Cast Ballots on Pesticide-free Farming Amid Climate of Fear. globalresearch.ca In the run-up …

WSWS (2021-05-31). Inflation rises to 13-year high in US. wsws.org The rapid rise in prices for staple goods compounds an already impossible situation for many US workers, setting the stage for greater hardship and growing working class resistance.

Madison Tang (2021-05-31). Why We Must Prevent the U.S. from Launching a Hybrid War Against China. globalresearch.ca U.S. President Joe …

WSWS (2021-05-31). New Zealand nurses voice anger over union's limited strike plan. wsws.org In line with the Labour-led government's pay freeze, the union is preparing a repeat of its 2018 sellout of the nurses' struggle over pay and hospital conditions.

teleSUR (2021-05-31). China To Support Couples Having Third Child. telesurenglish.net On Monday, the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee announced that this Asian country will support couples who wish to have a third child. | RELATED: | Implementing the policy and its relevant supporting measures will help improve China's population structure, actively respond to the aging population, and preserve the country's human resource advantages. | President Xi Jinping chaired the CPC m…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-31). Memorial Day: U.S. nuclear-capable bombers, NATO warplanes fly over all 30 NATO nations in one day. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Memorial Day: U.S. nuclear-capable bombers, NATO warplanes fly over all 30 NATO nations in one dayRick Rozoff U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa announced that American B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers accompanied by military aircraft from twenty-one other NATO nations flew over all 30 NATO member states today. Those would include the five …

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Denmark Collaborated With the United States to Spy on Allies. telesurenglish.net The Danish public television DR and other European media on Sunday published an investigation showing that the Danish Defense Intelligence Service (FE) gave the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) open internet access to spy on top politicians of neighboring countries, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel. | RELATED: | The journalists found out some "startling conclusions" in a secret internal investigation on the Danish De…

William D. Hartung (2021-05-31). Biden's Excessive Pentagon Budget. globalresearch.ca Total spending on …

Graham Peebles (2021-05-31). Race to net zero emissions: Are we ready? nationofchange.org Being aware of the urgency and depth of the crisis through education; awareness of governments policies and actions, are they rooted in environmental concerns or are they still anchored in the economics of greed.

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Costa Rica Advances in Inclusion of People With Disabilities. telesurenglish.net Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado on Sunday signed two decrees that seek to guarantee people with disabilities' insertion in the labor market. | RELATED: | A National Council of People with Disabilities (CONAPDIS) survey showed that 56 percent of people in this social group were out of the labor force. | The decrees facilitate the identification, job offers, vacancies reservation, recruitment, and incorporation of people wi…

Rosalind English (2021-05-31). German Judge Investigated by Police after Ruling Compulsory Mask-wearing in Schools Unconstitutional. globalresearch.ca On 8 April …

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Mexico: Candidates Display Final Rallies Ahead of Election Day. telesurenglish.net In Mexico, candidates from different parties held electoral campaign closing ceremonies this weekend in the lead-up to June 6 subnational elections. | RELATED: | Although electoral campaigns officially conclude on June 2, candidates for local and federal posts held massive rallies, concerts, and popular dances to call the population to attend the polls. | In Mexico City, people dressed in white participated in the "Save Mexico" march, which…

WSWS (2021-05-31). The Panorama Princess Diana interview scandal: BBC savaged as monarchy tries to put its house in order. wsws.org The Houses of Windsor and Spencer have united to try and finally extricate themselves from a crisis of Britain's monarchy that first became public with the breakdown of the marriage of Prince Charles and Diana and her tragic death in the 1990s.

Ret. (2021-05-31). As the War Ends, So Too Must the Detention of Guantánamo Bay Prisoners Detained in Connection to It. thenation.com Rear Admiral (Ret.) Donald J. Guter, Rear Admiral (Ret.) John Hutson As the War Ends, So Too Must the Detention of Guantánamo Bay Prisoners Detained in Connection to It…

Eduardo Aliverti (2021-05-31). Argentina — øEstán nerviosos? globalizacion.ca Algunas noticias, o hechos fogoneados como tales, pretenden entrar en competición con el virus para fijar agenda pública. | øPor qué será? | Por ejemplo, toda la semana pasada se azuzó que Argentina podía estar al borde de otro default porque este…

Higinio Polo (2021-05-31). Estados Unidos: El espejo de Baltimore. globalizacion.ca Baltimore es esa ciudad a la que el presidente Trump, en uno de sus frecuentes exabruptos racistas, calificó de "desastre asqueroso infestado de ratas". Prisionera de la violencia policial, de la pérdida de industrias, llena de edificios destruidos por la…

Francis Newton (2021-05-31). Cumbres borrascosas en el Mercosur. globalizacion.ca Una vez más, en el sur sudamericano se reedita el enfrentamiento de las estrategias de inserción internacional basadas en orientaciones neoliberales, que privilegian las vías bilaterales en todas sus formas, y las estrategias que se basan en las negociaciones como…

Javier Cortines (2021-05-31). Sueño y pesadilla: Los Estados Unidos de Israel y Palestina. globalizacion.ca El conflicto israelo-palestino se empantana debido al apoyo incondicional (y criminal) de Estados Unidos y Europa al pueblo de Moisés. Tanto los Hunos como los Otros justifican los asesinatos cometidos contra civiles palestinos con el argumento de que Hamás es…

Emir Sader (2021-05-31). °Viva el pueblo brasileño! globalizacion.ca El es explotado, oprimido, humillado, reprimido, abandonado a diario. | El es diariamente molestado, burlado, engañado. | El es a diario marginado, desconocido, vejado, discriminado. | El vive en chozas, en barrios marginales, en favelas, en las calles, debajo de los puentes. | El…

Mouris Salloum George (2021-05-31). México — Exigencia demencial: Continuar el baño de sangre. globalizacion.ca Por macabro, resulta repulsivo consignar el dato de haya destacado un modelo estadístico único para contar las muertes violentas en México; se hace alusión al tema, porque pone en evidencia un secreto a voces: que el disperso y conservador recuento…

Melanie Brazzell (2021-05-31). We keep us safe: the transformative justice movement. zcomm.org As calls for abolition grow louder, the queer and women of color-led movement for transformative justice offers a glimpse of a future beyond policing…

Alex Salmon (2021-05-31). Everyday acts of people's rebellion. greenleft.org.au Alex Salmon reviews, Working Class History, a great tool for understanding how every gain workers and ordinary people have made has come through struggle.

Barry Healy (2021-05-31). 'Lapsis': Gig work in a not-so-alternate reality. greenleft.org.au Barry Healy reviews Lapsis, a sci-fi film in which gig economy workers are manipulated into competing with each other — and with robots — to make a living.

Aleks Wansbrough (2021-05-31). Why does Gladys Berejiklian seem so invincible? greenleft.org.au As another New South Wales Labor leader bites the dust, Aleks Wansbrough asks why "reliable Gladys" is so immune to criticism?

Labor Video Project (2021-05-31). 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.

Arab Resource & Organizing Center (2021-05-31). 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!

Yanis Yaroufakis,Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendoner (2021-05-31). 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.

1st Anniversary of George Floyd (2021-05-31). Flowers and Candles Form Tribute to Black Lives Murdered. indybay.org Photos from a vigil held in Mill Valley on May 25th.

Angela (2021-05-31). Sunday 5/30: New York in Solidarity with Palestinian Liberation. indybay.org Washington Square Park, Under the ARCH, New York…

Strike Debt Bay Area (2021-05-31). 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.

San Francisco Public Library (2021-05-31). Tuesday 6/1: Know Your Rights: Disability Discrimination and Your Job. indybay.org Online workshop (FREE)…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-05-31). 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…

Lynda Carson (2021-05-31). Living under the thumb of CTCAC in California. indybay.org Oakland low-income tenants facing eviction by the John Stewart Company, and the dissolved corrupt Oakland Community Housing, Inc. (OCHI), protest in front of the California Hotel in 2008.

Great Basin Resource Watch (2021-05-31). 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.

Michael Novick (2021-05-31). 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.

Lou Stevens & Jim Faldworth (2021-05-31). How to Save a Couple of Lives in Spite of Gov't. indybay.org Spare us the slaughter, it's just an herb!

Angela (2021-05-31). Wednesday 6/2: Block the Boat! International Week of Action June 2-9, 2021. indybay.org Various Ports (Oakland, Seattle, etc.)…

San Francisco Public Library (2021-05-31). Saturday 6/12: "SNCC": Civil Rights Movement Film and Discussion w/ Director Danny Lyon. indybay.org Virtual film screening and discussion (FREE)…

LVP (2021-05-31). SEIU1000 Pres Elect Richard Brown On Election, Privatization, Democrats & SEIU. indybay.org SEIU 1000 President Elect Richard Lewis Brown is interviewed about his election, the corruption, privatization and the Democrats including former Governor Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom who have attacked their wages benefits and pensions. Brown says he wants to shut off money to the politicians and also find out what the affiliation agreement with the union was with the SEIU.

Center for Biological Diversity, partners (2021-05-31). Tuesday 6/8: A Wake for Whales: Protest for Endangered Marine Life on Int'l. Oceans Day. indybay.org Crissy Field East Beach, across from the Crissy Beach parking lot, near the intersection of Jauss and Javowitz St., San Francisco | REQUIRED: Masks and Safety Distancing…

Lynda Carson (2021-05-31). 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.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). Infographic: Cardiac ablation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 (2021-05-31). 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 …

teleSUR (2021-05-31). Argentine Health Minister Highlights Productive Visit to Cuba. telesurenglish.net Vizzotti added that the First Secretary of the Party and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and his Argentinean counterpart, Alberto Fernández, talked about working together ensure that all Latin America can have access to these vaccines. | RELATED: | During the visit to Havana, the Argentinean Minister of Health learned first-hand about the development of vaccine candidates and appreciated the d…

Adam Dick (2021-05-31). Pediatricians Organization: Keep Kids Masked and Separated Until They Have Received Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine Shots. globalresearch.ca While state and …

Jayati Ghosh (2021-05-31). World Trade Organization Is Threatening Vaccine Equity and Climate Goals. zcomm.org Even globally desirable environmental goals are threatened by the way that the WTO functions…

Brian Terrell (2021-05-31). "If There Are Enough Shovels to Go Around": Surviving the Nuclear Threat. commondreams.org Grab a pink shovel and help stop the relapse into nuclear "madness." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Robert Freeman (2021-05-31). Why Infrastructure is So Much Bigger Than Just Infrastructure. commondreams.org "The beauty of pursuing a rebuilt infrastructure is that it brings with it the solution to the other four spokes of national renewal… They work together, like the spokes on the metaphorical wheel that unites them." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Thomas Knapp (2021-05-31). When Politicians Cry "Accountability," Ask "Accountability to Whom?" counterpunch.org Unity begins with the truth," US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) tweeted on January 13, arguing in favor of the impeachment of then-President Donald Trump, "and the truth demands accountability." Senator Warren just loves her some "accountability." In 2018, she proposed the "Accountable Capitalism Act." In 2019, the "Corporate Executive Accountability Act." In 2020, according to Forbes,

Eve Ottenberg (2021-05-31). Companies Paying Starvation Wages Whine Workers Aren't Interested. zcomm.org This naked attempt to force people back to work for miserable pay brings to mind nineteenth century workhouses, where luckless folk moiled for pennies…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-30). UN Human Rights Chief Calls for 'End to All Forms of Violence' After Troops Deployed Over Colombian Protests. commondreams.org "I call for an end to all forms of violence, including vandalism, and for all sides to continue talking to each other, and to ensure respect for the life and dignity of all people," said the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights after the Colombian president deployed troops following a month of protests. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-30). Repression and Sexual Violence Against Women in Colombia. libya360.wordpress.com María Fernanda Barreto Colombian women have been protagonists of the National Strike (Photo: Esteban Vega / Semana) The Brutal Repression against the National Strike The figures of human rights violations in Colombia in the context of the repression of the National Strike that began on April 28th are evidence of State terrorism in Colombia. The…

_____ (2021-05-30). Towards A New Chilean Constitution. popularresistance.org A leaderless social movement gathering millions of people across Chile began in October 2019. After decades of protests over healthcare, pensions, education and other issues, these multiple demands converged as one general clamour for social justice and dignity. The referendum for the new constitution, one of the core objectives, would reveal that the status quo had lost legitimacy and that the Chilean people were demanding the re-foundation of the country. This meant dismantling the legacy of the Pinochet regime which benefited a handful of people who today own companies that once belonged to the Chilean State.

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

Editor2 (2021-05-30). Sanctions, Deadly Instruments of Economic Warfare: A Conversation with Alexander Main (Part II). orinocotribune.com A director at the Center for Economic and Policy Research explains the impact of the US sanctions on Venezuela's economy. | Alexander Main is Director of International Policy at the

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 …

_____ (2021-05-30). Colombia: An Observer's Account. popularresistance.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.

_____ (2021-05-30). Why Israel Is Aiding Colombia's Crackdown On Protesters. popularresistance.org 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 government figures, at least 44 people have been killed in protests that began on April 28. A further 500 people have been "disappeared," more than 100 shot with live fire, and at least 28 have been wounded in the eye by police, the notorious ESMAD riot squad, or by paramilitary organ…

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…

_____ (2021-05-30). Communities In Guerrero Set Up Road Blockades. popularresistance.org On May 28, 2021, Indigenous communities belonging to the Popular Indigenous Council of Guerrero-Emiliano Zapata, and to the Regional Coordinator of Community Authorities-Community Police-Founding Pueblos, set up road blockades in the Montaña Baja region of Guerrero, a southern state in so-called Mexico, announcing they will prohibit the June 6 mid-term elections from taking place in their communities. | The mobilizations by the 24 communities belonging to CIPOG-EZ and CRAC-PC-PF are a response to the ongoing attacks carried out by the organized crime group, Los Ardillos, who are active in the region. While CIPOG-…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-30). DC March for Palestine Demands Biden and Congress 'Hold Israel Accountable for Its War Crimes in Gaza'. commondreams.org "We just want the world to recognize that we are human beings." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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…

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…

Staff (2021-05-30). Boston School Bus Drivers: Cabo Verde — Immediately Release Venezuelan Diplomat Alex Saab. orinocotribune.com Editorial note: Boston School Bus Drivers (USW Local 8752) is one of the most progressive unions in the United States. It is based where the biggest community of Cape Verdean migrants lives within the United States, Massachusetts (Boston), which also happens to be the place where Cape Verde has its only Consulate in that country. | USW Local 8751 represents approximately 1000 school bus drivers in Boston and Randolph MA. Our drivers come from many countries, the majority are immigrant workers from Haiti and Cabo Verde. Our members bring with them experiences and struggles for justice from home. From the time of o…

Editor2 (2021-05-30). CPC Centenary: The "End of History" and the Struggle Against Liquidation. orinocotribune.com By People's Voice — May 28, 2021 | History was proclaimed "ended" when, between 1989 and 1991, socialism was overthrown in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. It was a historic setback for the working class around the world, dismembering the socialist community and tilting the world balance of forces sharply in favour of imperialism. | Almost immediately, the most powerful capitalist states began the process of redividing the world's territory amongst themselves, starting with the former socialist states. This global imperialist reconfiguration also included the tightening and internationalization of…

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…

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…

teleSUR (2021-05-30). Washington: Massive Rally Against Zionist Crimes. telesurenglish.net Rallies in Sunday in Washington DC and on friday in Northern California condemned the occupation of Palestine and the latest crimes committed by Israeli security forces in Gaza, where air raids and missiles murdered scores of people, among them 66 children, 39 women, and 17 elderly, according to the latest news published by the Ministry of Health in Gaza. | Demonstrators also demanded an end to the occupation of Palestine and the Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied territories. | Palestinian journalists kidnapped | Meanwhile, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said on Sunday that the Israeli…

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…

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.

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

_____ (2021-05-30). Brazilians March To Demand Bolsonaro's Impeachment. popularresistance.org Tens of thousands of protesters have poured on to the streets of Brazil's largest cities to demand the impeachment of President Jair Bolsonaro over his catastrophic response to a coronavirus pandemic that has claimed nearly half a million Brazilian lives. | The demonstrators turned out in more than 200 cities and towns for what is the biggest anti-Bolsonaro mobilisation since Brazil's Covid outbreak began | "Today is a decisive milestone in the battle to defeat Bolsonaro's genocidal administration," said Silvia de Mendonàßa, 55, a civil rights activist from Brazil's Unified Black Movement as she led a colum…

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