Monthly Archives: May 2021

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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2021-05-31: Social Media Postees

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Funding of the Wuhan Laboratory by the European Union
Jerome Riviere | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
Question …
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Breves notas estratégicas, ante la matanza y la barbarie en Colombia
José A. Amesty R. | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-31
Más de 50 años de guerra revolucionaria en Colombia necesariamente han constituido de conjunto, una valiosa experiencia para las luchas de resistencia del pueblo colombiano. No obstante, en la actual coyuntura histórica, es necesario plantearse algunas otras estrategias de lucha….
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øHacia una descolonización constitucional en Chile?
Andrés Kogan Valderrama | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-31
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…
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John Pilger speaks out for Palestine
Rachel Evans | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-31
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.
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Tulsa-Greenwood Race Massacre survivors tell of past destruction, continuing pain
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2021-05-31
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 …
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The Dominic Cummings Show
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-31
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…
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Does the U.S. Really Need Another Oil Pipeline?
Sonali Kolhatkar | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-31
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,…
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"Exterminate All the Brutes": Filmmaker Raoul Peck Explores Colonialism & Origins of White Supremacy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-31
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…
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The Laura Flanders Show: BIPOC Journalists On Covering COVID and Racism
Joris Leverink | roarmag.org | 2021-05-31
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…
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As Tourism Returns, We Can't Allow Cruise Companies to Destroy Coral Reefs for Profit
Kelly Heber Dunning | commondreams.org | 2021-05-31
"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…
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To the Media: Readers Need to Know More
Ralph Nader | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-31
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…
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'Mowing the Grass' No More: How Palestinian Resistance Altered the Equation
Ramzy Baroud | commondreams.org | 2021-05-31
"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…
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Richard Wright's Novel About Racist Police Violence Was Rejected in 1941; It Has Just Been Published
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-31
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…
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Remembering the Black Roots of Memorial Day and the Revolutionary Holiday That Might Have Been
Laura Flanders | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-31
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…
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Steven Seagal Is Now A Russian Politician
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-31
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…
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Why Proposed New Israeli PM—Extreme-Right Naftali "I've Killed a Lot of Arabs" Bennett—Is Even Worse for Palestinians Than Netanyahu
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2021-05-31
"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…
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U.S. Unions Are Voicing Unprecedented Support for Palestine
Jeff Schuhrke | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
While a ceasefire …
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Photos: Thousands march for Palestine
Kerry Smith | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-31
Thousands marched through Sydney in solidarity with Palestine on May 30, reports Peter Boyle.
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US Unions Are Voicing Unprecedented Support for Palestine
Jeff Schuhrke | commondreams.org | 2021-05-31
"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…
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Video: "All Roads Lead to the Vaccine": Full Interview with Dr. Peter McCullough
Dr. Peter McCullough | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
On May 19, …
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"Clarify the Confusion" regarding the Covid Vaccine and the "Green Passport": Open Letter to Israel's Prime Minister
Sarah Feld | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
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We Can't Trust Big Pharma to Make Enough Vaccines
Matthew Herder, Christopher Morten | thenation.com | 2021-05-31
We Can't Trust Big Pharma to Make Enough Vaccines…
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Debts, Deficits, and Patent Monopolies
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-31
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…
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Murder by Decree: The Crime of Genocide in Canada. "The Indian Residential Schools"
TITFDC | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
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Nicaragua — A Revolution Worth Defending
Jorge Capelan | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
In a recent …
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Comparison of Human Rights Values Between the East and the West
Jan Campbell | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
Abstract | The European …
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Jack Murphy Brings It Home
Marc Levy | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-31
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…
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Area 51 Revisited: A Desolation Row Production
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-31
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…
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German Judge Investigated by Police after Ruling Compulsory Mask-wearing in Schools Unconstitutional
Rosalind English | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
On 8 April …
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Memorial Day 2021
Richard Levine | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-31
Memorial Day 2021 The brown splash and swirl in the glass. I set down the bottle beside it, the cork forced back in place. Any smoky, sweet aromatic notes that might escape would be wasted on me, with tree pollen clogging my sinuses. And if my eyes are puffy and tearing, blame it on that,…
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Carrot and Stick: Germany's Green Party Is Advocating Arming Ukraine against Russia
German-Foreign-Policy | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
German Green Party: …
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Swiss Voters to Cast Ballots on Pesticide-free Farming Amid Climate of Fear
Jonathan Matthews | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
In the run-up …
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Biden's Excessive Pentagon Budget
William D. Hartung | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
Total spending on …
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Egyptian Artists Come Together for Charity Art Exhibition for Palestinian Children
Moumita Chakraborty | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
The attacks in …
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Why We Must Prevent the U.S. from Launching a Hybrid War Against China
Madison Tang | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
U.S. President Joe …
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If Formed, This Is How Bennett-Lapid Government in Israel Will Look Like
UMMID | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
There are strong …
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'Rural people against racism' march in Sedro-Woolley, Washington
Andrew Freeman | liberationnews.org | 2021-05-31
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 …
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The Big Con
Paul Edwards | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-31
Because Palestinians resisted having their lands and homes stolen by Israelis, its Zionist government inflicted yet another in their series of murderous assaults on that captive, victim people. This barbarity it pretends to justify on grounds of "self defense". Though a child can see through the blatant dishonesty of that absurd claim, American media can't.
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The Horrible History of Big Pharma
Dr. James Angel | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
Executive summary | Any | …
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The Taking of Roman Protasevich
Andrei Kureichik | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-31
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…
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Facing up to fascists, Alvarez family fights for justice in Chicago
Nicholas Stender | liberationnews.org | 2021-05-31
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…
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Pediatricians Organization: Keep Kids Masked and Separated Until They Have Received Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine Shots
Adam Dick | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
While state and …
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Military Situation In Iraq On May 31, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-31
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…
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RyanAir Flight Grounded In Berlin Following False Bomb Threat
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-31
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…
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Shockingly Expected: U.S. NSA And Danish Intelligence Spied On "EU Allies"
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-31
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…
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Israel Opposition Agrees On Forming Government And Ousting Netanyahu
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-31
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…
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Military Situation In Yemen On May 31, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-31
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…
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Military Situation In Syria On May 31, 2021 (Map Update)
Anonymous007 | southfront.org | 2021-05-31
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…
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In Admiral Zheng He's Wake
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-05-31
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…
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Selected Articles: South Africa: The Fall and Rise (and Fall?) of Apartheid
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-31
South Africa: The Fall and Rise (and Fall?) of Apartheid | By Jinan Bastaki, May 30, 2021 | Apartheid in South Africa ended in part due to sanctions and pressure from the international community. It is once again on the international …
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Estados Unidos: El espejo de Baltimore
Higinio Polo | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-31
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…
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‚Äé øPor qué la Unión Europea se une al llamado a filas ‚Äécontra China?‚Äé
Manlio Dinucci | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-31
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….
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Why does Gladys Berejiklian seem so invincible?
Aleks Wansbrough | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-31
As another New South Wales Labor leader bites the dust, Aleks Wansbrough asks why "reliable Gladys" is so immune to criticism?
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Everyday acts of people's rebellion
Alex Salmon | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-31
Alex Salmon reviews, Working Class History, a great tool for understanding how every gain workers and ordinary people have made has come through struggle.
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'Lapsis': Gig work in a not-so-alternate reality
Barry Healy | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-31
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.
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°Viva el pueblo brasileño!
Emir Sader | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-31
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…
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México — Exigencia demencial: Continuar el baño de sangre
Mouris Salloum George | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-31
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…
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Sueño y pesadilla: Los Estados Unidos de Israel y Palestina
Javier Cortines | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-31
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…
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Argentina — øEstán nerviosos?
Eduardo Aliverti | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-31
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…
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Cumbres borrascosas en el Mercosur
Francis Newton | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-31
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…
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The Booming Economy and Debt and Deficit Fears
Dean Baker | commondreams.org | 2021-05-31
"In short, it doesn't seem like the deficit hawks have much of a case." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Why Infrastructure is So Much Bigger Than Just Infrastructure
Robert Freeman | commondreams.org | 2021-05-31
"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…
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"If There Are Enough Shovels to Go Around": Surviving the Nuclear Threat
Brian Terrell | commondreams.org | 2021-05-31
Grab a pink shovel and help stop the relapse into nuclear "madness." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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As the War Ends, So Too Must the Detention of Guantánamo Bay Prisoners Detained in Connection to It
Ret.
Ret. | thenation.com | 2021-05-31
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…
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When Politicians Cry "Accountability," Ask "Accountability to Whom?"
Thomas Knapp | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-31
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,…
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Colombia: An Observer's Account
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-30
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.
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Why Israel Is Aiding Colombia's Crackdown On Protesters
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-30
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…
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UN Human Rights Chief Calls for 'End to All Forms of Violence' After Troops Deployed Over Colombian Protests
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-30
"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…
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Repression and Sexual Violence Against Women in Colombia
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-30
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… Read…
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Towards A New Chilean Constitution
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-30
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.
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Communities In Guerrero Set Up Road Blockades
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-30
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-…
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Brazilians March To Demand Bolsonaro's Impeachment
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-30
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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Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Private renters fear the prospect of homelessness
Editorial Team | challenge-magazine.org | 2021-05-30
Ministers are being alerted to the fact that nearly two million private renters fear they will be powerless to find another property if they are evicted, following the end of the eviction ban. The government is being confronted with appeals for emergency legislation to broaden the permanent protection for those struggling to pay rent as a consequence of the Covid pandemic and the wider issues caused by capitalism, with the ban set to end this week. There have been estimates of a £2.2 billion bill, councils are additionally predicting the homelessness crisis to deepen if the government does not respond in th…
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Over 200 Brazilian Cities Rise Up Against "Genocidal" Bolsonaro
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-30
Leonardo Sakamoto The protests, this Saturday (29), against the Jair Bolsonaro government represented an "I Do Not Authorize" both for the anti-democratic bravado of the president of the Republic and for the sabotage he has been carrying out in the fight against the pandemic. It is representative that Paulista Avenue in Sà£o Paulo has been… Read…
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DC March for Palestine Demands Biden and Congress 'Hold Israel Accountable for Its War Crimes in Gaza'
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-30
"We just want the world to recognize that we are human beings." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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We raised $80,000. FRSO fund drive poised for big victory
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-30
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…
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U.S. Unions Are Voicing Unprecedented Support for Palestine
Jeff Schuhrke | zcomm.org | 2021-05-30
While some national labor groups remain silent, union locals across the country are speaking out to defend Palestinians from Israeli aggression…
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Video: Israel's war on journalists
Anonymous | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-30
Media offices bombed during attack on Gaza. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | …
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San Francisco teachers union endorses BDS movement
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-30
The United Educators of San Francisco has become the first American K-12 public school union to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS). The resolution passed on May 19, at the height of Israel's recent assault on Gaza.
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Reflections on the assault on Gaza
John Ebel | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-30
We are witnessing barbaric aggression visited upon hapless Palestinians as part of the Zionist Establishment's project of ethnic cleansing, argues John Ebel.
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NPR's Dishonest Coverage of Nicaragua and COVID-19
Stephen Sefton | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-30
NPR's coverage of …
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The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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." …
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Cuba's Five COVID-19 Vaccines
Helen Yaffe | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-30
Despite its limited …
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Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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England's Covid Evictions Ban Is Ending—And Renters Face an Uncertain Future
Chaminda Jayanetti | commondreams.org | 2021-05-30
"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…
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Most US Wars Were Started for Resource Theft, Imperial Hubris And Racist Animus
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-30
Amidst all the pageantry and military worship going on around the country this weekend, few people will recognize the millions of civilians and foreign fighters who have perished due to the endless wars fought by the United States, and no one will honor the dissenters who have resisted morally bankrupt wars from within the ranks of the U.S. military.
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Disrupt Land Forces Week Of Action Begins
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-30
It was Thursday afternoon peak hour in South Brisbane, soundtracked as usual by trucks rumbling down the busy thoroughfares of the area. But these were not the usual trucks, and the response to them was not the customary indifference we give to our surroundings on busy city streets. | Two trucks began to pull into the Brisbane Convention Centre. On the trailer of each were small military vehicles. One was an "Autonomous Combat Warrior" made by Rheinmetall. The company describes the vehicle as the "next generation of land vehicle systems warfighting capability". Essentially it's a giant remote controlled car with…
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State of the World — Poverty Is Widespread
Rod Driver | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-30
"Like slavery and …
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The Booming Economy and Debt and Deficit Fears
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2021-05-30
Most of the data on the economy is looking very good these days. The number of weekly unemployment claims has fallen sharply. Levels are still high, but just over half the level we were seeing earlier this year. And, this is before all the moves by Republican governors to cut back benefits, so the decline …
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Unemployment Benefits and Summer Workers: Contrary to What the WaPo Tells You, They Aren't Getting $1,000 a Week
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2021-05-30
Here's a pro tip for reporters: employers' complaints about getting workers are not always honest. This one may have been helpful for a piece about employers at summer beach locations are having a hard time finding workers. The piece discusses the difficulty several employers face in finding workers. At one point it recounts the story …
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Water Activists Win Against Adani
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-30
Australia – In a victory for people power, the Federal Court found, on May 25, that the federal government had failed to apply the "water trigger" test when assessing — and approving — Adani's North Galilee Water Scheme (NGWS) in April 2019. | The NGWS refers to a pipeline that would extract 12.5 billion litres of water a year from the Suttor River to service Adani's Carmichael Coal Mine in central Queensland. | The "water trigger" refers to The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 2013 (EPBC Act) that stipulates that coal seam gas and coal mining developments need federal assessme…
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Three Tips for Checking Whether a Medical Study Is Legit or BS
Rosemary Frei | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-30
You've just watched …
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After a 'second Nakba,' Palestinians return to Syria's Yarmouk
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-30
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…
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Consumer Health: Meditation for healthy living
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Detecting and treating thoracic aortic aneurysms
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Consumer Health: What do you know about Lou Gehrig's disease?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Consumer Health: Recovering from a stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Consumer Health: Understanding the link between depression and pain
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Science Saturday: Macrophage communication is key during viral infection
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Consumer Health: Antidepressants and tinnitus
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins national call to get HPV vaccinations back on track
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Infographic: Cardiac ablation
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com
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AI-enabled EKGs find difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Consumer Health: What do you know about inflammatory bowel disease?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to 'stop the bleed' in an emergency
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Think 'FAST' to recognize a stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Mayo Clinic Q and A: 21st century stroke prevention strategies
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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Dr. Prathibha Varkey named president of Mayo Clinic Health System
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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U.S. Has The Most-Unequal Wealth Distribution of Any Major Country
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-05-30
Illustrative image | Written by Eric Zuesse. | The most-reliable information-source regarding the distribution of wealth inside each country is the periodic nearly 200-page Credit Suisse "Global wealth databook," which is produced by a large team and is therefore too costly to generate annually, but the latest freely available edition of it is their "Global wealth databook 2019". | We…
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ISIS Takes Revenge: Sharia Judge, Two Turkish-Backed Militants Targeted In Syria's Al-Bab (Photos)
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-05-30
File image. | On May 30, the Turkish-occupied Syrian town of al-Bab in the northern countryside of Aleppo experienced two attacks. | In the morning, an improvised explosive device blew up the SUV of Tala 'Abu, the General Judge of al-Bab. The vehicle was severely damaged. However, the Sharia [Islamic] judge survived the assassination attempt. | According to opposition sources, 'Abu was the head of al-Bab's local council, which was formed when Turkish forces captured the town from ISIS in 2017. He is also a former leader…
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Three Russian Paramilitaries, Two Police Officers Killed In IED Explosion In Central African Republic — Report
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-05-30
Illustrative image | On May 27, three Russians and two local police officers were killed in the Central African Republic (CAR) as a result of an improvised explosive device (IED) detonation, Agence France-Presse reported on May 30, citing the official representative of the CAR government, Anj Maxim Kazagi."Three Russian allies and two CAR police officers were killed, and there are also wounded," Kazagi said. | The IED reportedly exploded when an army convoy was moving on the road between the cities of Berberati and…
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On The Hunt For Gas. War Drums In The Western Mediterranean
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-05-30
Greek Energy and Environment Minister Kostis Hatzidakis, Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Cyprus Giorgos Lakkotrypis and Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz signed in Athens the intergovernmental agreement on the construction of the EastMed gas pipeline in December 2020 | Written by Piero Messina | The waters of the eastern Mediterranean have become the scene of a low-intensity war. The goal is to control the energy resources that extend into the seabed from the coast of Greece to Israel. T…
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"Take These Masks Off My Child": Children All Over the World are Being Abused
Michael J. Talmo | globalresearch.ca | 2021-05-30
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Biden Must Take Executive Action to Affirm That Clean Water Is a Human Right
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-30
The U.S. Senate recently passed the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act. The legislation creates a $35 billion fund that will allow states and tribes to make urgently needed upgrades to their water systems, with additional considerations made for frontline communities. This kind of commitment to commitment to environmental justice is welcome, but also long overdue.
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Texas Advances Voter Suppression Law That Makes It Easier to Overturn Elections
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-30
After reaching a deal less than a day earlier, overnight Sunday Texas state senators debated then passed along party lines a GOP voter suppression bill that was condemned by rights advocates and political figures across the United States — including Pr…
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Canada Is No Utopia for Advocates of Palestinian Human Rights
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-30
Thousands of people across Canada, and around the world, have recently taken to the streets to protest the latest Israeli military action against Palestinians. | My research examines how Muslim Canadians…
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Once a US Soldier, Always Wounded, Always Losing!
Paul Haeder | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-30
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 …
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They Wanted to Keep Working—ExxonMobil Locked Them Out
Mindy Isser | commondreams.org | 2021-05-30
"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…
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Toward Disability Justice: Don't Forget the Plastic That Gives Me Freedom
Luticha Andre Doucette | commondreams.org | 2021-05-30
"Recycling and manufacturing 'green' medical supplies seems not to be an issue for environmentalists. But it should be." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Why We Need a Strong Global Ocean Treaty
Daniel Bengtsson | commondreams.org | 2021-05-30
"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…
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My Son Was Killed in Iraq 14 Years Ago—Who's Responsible?
Andrew Bacevich | commondreams.org | 2021-05-30
"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…
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Texas GOP Finalizes 'Ruthless' Voter Suppression Bill, Sparking Calls for Congressional Action
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-30
"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…
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We Still Live Here: Coal Activists Fight On in Heart-Wrenching New Film
Jeff Biggers | commondreams.org | 2021-05-30
"As The Both of Me makes clear, the self-destruction of Appalachia has never ended." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Arizona Bill Would Refer Mismatched Mail Ballot Signatures to Prosecutors
Marian K. Schneider | commondreams.org | 2021-05-30
"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…
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The Battle For Old-Growth Forests In British Columbia
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-30
Over the last two weeks around 120 people have been arrested and charged, most with violating an injunction obtained by a logging company. But with more people streaming in by the day and the RCMP trying to secure an area the size of a small country, there's no end in sight. | This is the latest from southwest Vancouver Island, which has become an international hotspot in the fight to save old-growth forests. | Last August, a group of environmental activists set up a series of blockades of logging roads deep in the bush surrounding Port Renfrew, B.C. Their goal was to preserve stands of old-growth in the Fairy Cr…
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Iconic photography and ironic geography: NATO chief launches first fifth-generation aircraft carrier
Rick Rozoff | antibellum679354512.wordpress.com | 2021-05-30
Iconic photography and ironic geography: NATO chief launches first fifth-generation aircraft carrierRick Rozoff NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg contrived to have himself photographed aboard the newly-launched British aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, now the flagship of the Royal Navy, on May 27. The occasion chosen was the participation of the carrier and its strike group …
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Finding the Mother Tree
John Kendall Hawkins | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-30
Image by Josh Carter. | Not to return. Earth's the right place for love: | I don't know where it's likely to go better. | -Robert Frost, "Birches" (1916) | Suzanne Simard is a professor in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia. She conducts research in a number of related ecological areas, including forest ecology, plant-soil microbial interactions, plant-plant interactions, ectomycorrhizae, and mycorrhizal networks. | In her new book, Finding the Mother Tree, she describes them, thusly: | [between trees] "both neural networks and mycorr…
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A permanent structure of peace
Robert Koehler | zcomm.org | 2021-05-30
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?>…
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Youth Climate Activists Want $10 Trillion for Infrastructure
Mike Ludwig | zcomm.org | 2021-05-30
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…
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Meet the Senate nuke caucus, busting the budget and making the world less safe
Marcy Winograd | zcomm.org | 2021-05-30
These lawmakers represent states with a direct interest in pouring billions into modernizing and building new weapons…
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The Left Turn — Are We Entering a New Political Era?
Andrew Marantz | zcomm.org | 2021-05-30
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…
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Against Apartheid Pedagogy in the Age of White Supremacy
Henry A. Giroux | zcomm.org | 2021-05-30
The urgency of the historical moment demands new visions of social change…
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The Net Zero Mirage
Robert Hunziker | zcomm.org | 2021-05-30
"Rather than acknowledge the seriousness of our situation, we instead continue to participate in the fantasy of net zero."
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On Memorial Day, We Should Remember Most U.S. Wars Were Started for Resource Theft, Imperial Hubris and Racist Animus
Matt McKenna | covertactionmagazine.com | 2021-05-30
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…
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Bolivia: Raids Uncover New Evidence of Añez Corruption Mafia
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-30
Kawsachun News Evidence seized in a raid of Arturo Murillo's room at the house of his sister, Mireya Murillo. Photos: Interior Minister Eduardo Del Castillo Ten raids carried out in three Bolivian departments have resulted in the seizure of new evidence in the investigation around the tear gas case, in which authorities of the defacto… Read…
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Inside the Attacks on Critical Race Theory
Timothy Messer-Kruse | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-30
Image by Unseen Histories. | 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…
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Speaking Truth to Empire
Dan Yaseen | warisacrime.org | 2021-05-30
"Speaking Truth to Empire" on KFCF 88.1 independently owned and locally operated since 1975 in Fresno, Dan Yaseen interviews Ray McGovern. Ray was a CIA analyst for 27 years, from the administration of John F. Kennedy to that of George H. W. Bush. Ray's duties included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the President's Daily … Continue reading "Speaking Truth to Empire"
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Irish-Palestinian solidarity on full display following Dáil motion
Editorial Team | challenge-magazine.org | 2021-05-30
The motion makes the Republic of Ireland the first EU member state to phrase Israeli actions using the term "de facto annexation." These actions, however, were similarly addressed in United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which states that Israel's settlement activity constitutes a "flagrant violation" of international law and has "no legal validity".
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Left-Wing Populist, Pedro Castillo, Leads Polls Before June 6th Election in Peru
Ron Ridenour | covertactionmagazine.com | 2021-05-29
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 …
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Former Israeli war minister confuses Pakistan with Palestine
Ali Abunimah | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-29
Naftali Bennett video justifying Gaza massacre used photo of hospital in Islamabad.
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I'm Here Seeking Justice: The Continual Massacre of Tulsa
Futher Column, By Abby Zimet, Staff Writer | commondreams.org | 2021-05-29
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Watch: Anand Giridharadas Shares What 'We Learned' From the Covid-19 Pandemic
Common Dreams staff | commondreams.org | 2021-05-29
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…
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Crocodile tears on corporate taxes
Jim Hightower | nationofchange.org | 2021-05-29
"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 …
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Kushner's Abraham Accords Didn't Produce Israel-Palestine Peace and Are Increasingly Irrelevant
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2021-05-29
"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…
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Immigrant Advocates Are Worried About Threats to Due Process in New Biden Policy
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-29
After the Biden administration on Friday announced a "dedicated docket" process that aims to "more expeditiously and fairly make decisions in immigration cases of families who arrive between ports of entry at the southwest border," migrant rights advocates and experts expressed alarm that the changes could negatively impact asylum-seekers. | President Joe Bid…
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San Francisco: Thousands march for Palestine
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-29
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…
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Eyewitness report: Syrians celebrate election outcome
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-29
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…
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On creative disruption: the May uprising in Palestine
Joris Leverink | roarmag.org | 2021-05-29
Palestinian protester in the West Bank, Palestine — May 15, 2021. | Photo: abu adel / Shutterstock.com | This essay was co-published with | Mada Masr | 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…
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Minnesotans rally against U.S. aid to Israel at Northrup Grumman
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-29
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…
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Tech Workers at Google, Apple and Amazon Show Solidarity With the Palestinians
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-29
For the first time, tech workers at three major tech companies in the United States have taken public direct action to show solidarity with the Palestinian struggle against apartheid. Workers at Google, Apple, and Amazon have released open letters calling on management to publicly acknowledge the illegal occupation and human rights abuses by the Israeli government, support their Palestinian workers and the rights of their workers to speak freely about Palestine in the workplace, and (in some…
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The Political Tempest in Lebanon
Yanis Iqbal | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-29
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 …
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The Heat: UN Peacekeepers international day
Sean Callebs | america.cgtn.com | 2021-05-29
The United Nations celebrates the 73th anniversary of the start of peacekeeping missions.
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[World Report] Africa's need for more COVID-19 clinical trials
Munyaradzi Makoni | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
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.
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[World Report] Cambodia ends controversial COVID-19 restrictions
Megan Tatum | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
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.
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[World Report] Yemen's health system has "collapsed", warns UN
Sharmila Devi | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The ongoing conflict is exacerbating the effects of COVID-19 as aid agencies warn of a worsening humanitarian situation. Sharmila Devi reports.
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[Perspectives] Cultures of contagion
Aarathi Prasad | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
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.
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[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
Tim Peto, On behalf of the UK COVID-19 Lateral Flow Oversight Team | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
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.
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Greece: New Education Bill Brings a New Students Movement
Unicorn Riot | unicornriot.ninja | 2021-05-29
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Beefing Up Inflation Fears at the Washington Post
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2021-05-29
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 …
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The People's Podcast: A New Kind of Social Media w/Suzie Dawson & Sean O'Brien
EMMA | peoplesparty.org | 2021-05-29
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.
peoplesparty.org/peoples-podcast-panquak…

Uber Drivers in New York City Do Not Net $37 an Hour
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2021-05-29
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, …
cepr.net/uber-drivers-in-new-york-city-d…

The Chinese Dreamers vs. the U.S. Hegemon
John V. Walsh | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-29
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/the-chinese-d…

An Opportunity That Can't Be Passed: On Blinken's Historic Meeting With Palestinian Activists
Miko Peled | mintpressnews.com | 2021-05-29
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.
mintpressnews.com/anthony-blinken-histor…

[Perspectives] A history of US police violence
Mary T Bassett | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
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…
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[Obituary] John Irwin Harper
Geoff Watts | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
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.
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[Correspondence] Inappropriate use of global health metrics for analysis of the determinants of health
David Canning | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
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…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)01111-9/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Pragmatic but flawed: the NICE guideline on chronic pain
Christopher Eccleston, Dominic Aldington, Andrew Moore, Amanda C de C Williams | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)01058-8/fulltext?rss=yes

[Editorial] Rethinking chronic pain
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
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.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)01194-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] 800‚Äà000 South Sudanese to lose access to health care
Sharmila Devi | thelancet.com | 2021-05-29
The International Organization for Migration warns that primary care services will cease unless donors contribute. Sharmila Devi reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)01195-8/fulltext?rss=yes

There Is Nothing 'Civil' or Humane About the Detention of Noncitizens
Sarah Sherman-Stokes | commondreams.org | 2021-05-29
"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…
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Gov. Newsom Orders Independent Investigation Into Kevin Cooper Case
Moderator | scheerpost.com | 2021-05-29
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… | Source…
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Mattel launches pilot program to recover and recycle toys with sustainability at the forefront
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2021-05-29
Mattel PlayBack is a toy "takeback" program that helps support the company's goal to achieve "100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials across all products and packaging by 2030."
nationofchange.org/2021/05/29/mattel-lau…

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

The West ignores neo-Nazi past of Belarusian 'activist'
Editorial Team | challenge-magazine.org | 2021-05-29
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…
challenge-magazine.org/2021/05/29/the-we…

Birds of a Fascist Feather: Why Israel Is Aiding Colombia's Crackdown on Protesters
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-05-28
Photos circulating on social media show Colombian government forces using Israeli weapons against protestors and Israeli-made Sand Cat armored vehicles patrolling the streets of Colombian cities. Alan Macleod investigates the growing ties between the unlikely allies.
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U.S.-backed commandos kill blind Colombian revolutionary leader
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-05-28
On May 17, a U.S.-backed Colombian commando unit, acting like bounty hunters, illegally crossed into the Venezuelan state of Zulia to murder Colombian rebel leader Jesus Santrich. Like the criminal gangsters they are, the commandos cut off his left finger to verify his identity to claim the $1 million bounty cosponsored by the U.S. State Department and the Colombian President Ivan Duque. | One might be forced to ask the question: why would the U.S. and Colombian governments place a $1 million bounty for a dead-or-alive capture of a blind 55-year-old former peace negotiator who was in a small mountain town near th…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/5/28/us-backe…

Solidarity shown with Colombia
Sam Wainwright | greenleft.org.au | 2021-05-28
A vigil was organised in Adelaide to show solidarity with the people of Colombia, reports Sam Wainwright.
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From the First Line of Colombian Youth Protesting the Government of Iván Duque
David González M. | latinorebels.com | 2021-05-28
"People are on the streets because they realize what is happening, what is killing them right in their faces," Marco explains.
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The "Mothers of the Front Line": Guardians of the Colombian Resistance
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-28
Gerardo Szalkowicz Until a few weeks ago, they were typical all-terrain women who spent their days solving household chores, wandering between precarious jobs, raising their children alone, juggling to achieve the feat of not going hungry. Anonymous women. Mothers, young, heads of households, poor. Struggling mothers. Of the hundreds like them that live in the… Read…
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Birds of a Fascist Feather: Why Israel Is Aiding Colombia's Crackdown on Protesters
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-28
Alan Macleod BOGOTA — For exactly one month now, a nationwide strike has crippled Colombia and has been met with deadly repression by the far-right government of Ivan Duque. As trade unions have shut down major cities, halting mass transit and bringing economic gridlock to the country, government forces have responded with violence. According to… Read…
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Headlines for May 28, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-28
U.N. Human Rights Chief Says Israel May Have Committed War Crimes in Gaza, African Nations Need 20 Million AstraZeneca Doses Within Weeks to Complete Vaccinations , Public Citizen Says a $25 Billion Investment Could Vaccinate the World, Senate GOP Ready to Filibuster Commission on January 6 Insurrection , Biden Reportedly Offered Japan Ambassadorship to Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Amazon Announces Deal to Acquire MGM Studios; WarnerMedia to Merge with Discovery , Elizabeth Warren Grills Bank CEOs for Preying on Customers During Pandemic, San Jose Gunman Expressed Hate for Co-Workers for Years, Had History…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/28/headlines

The Tulsa Race Massacre and the Violence of Forgetting
Staff | aclu.org | 2021-05-28
In the early 1920's, Black Americans were under the siege of direct and indirect racial violence with widespread lynchings, Jim Crow laws, and race riots across the country. And yet the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma was thriving. Its streets were lined with successful Black-owned businesses and Black professionals. The district was so successful that the area was dubbed "Black Wall Street." | But 100 years ago, on May 31, 1921, a white mob of several thousand murdered up to 300 Black residents, and destroyed almost every Black business, church, and home in the 35-square-block neighborhood.
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A Historian of the Tulsa Race Massacre Confronts the Myth of Objectivity
David M. Perry | thenation.com | 2021-05-28
A Historian of the Tulsa Race Massacre Confronts the Myth of Objectivity…
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U.S. Marks 100th Anniversary of Tulsa Race Massacre, When White Mob Destroyed "Black Wall Street"
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-28
Memorial Day marks the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, one of the deadliest episodes of racial violence in U.S. history, when the thriving African American neighborhood of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma — known as "Black Wall Street" — was burned to the ground by a white mob. An estimated 300 African Americans were killed and over 1,000 injured. Whites in Tulsa actively suppressed the truth, and African Americans were intimidated into silence. But efforts to restore the horrific event to its rightful place in U.S. history are having an impact. Survivors testified last week before Cong…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/28/tulsa_rac…

UN to probe Israeli repression against Palestinians as a whole
Maureen Clare Murphy | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-28
Not a single EU state voted in favor of the resolution.
electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-cla…

The Dominic Cummings Show
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-05-28
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/05/the-dominic-c…

US to Expedite Immigration Cases of Families on Border
The Associated Press | latinorebels.com | 2021-05-28
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Families arriving at the U.S. border with Mexico will have their cases fast-tracked in immigration court, the Biden administration said Friday, less than two weeks after it said it was easing pandemic-related restrictions on seeking asylum.
latinorebels.com/2021/05/28/usexpediteim…

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

Vijay Prashad on India, Covid and Modi
Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting | fair.org | 2021-05-28
New York Times ( 5/25/21) | This week on CounterSpin: A May 25 New York Times story reports that India's leading Bharatiya Janata Party is pressuring Twitter to censor and sanction anyone posting critically about prime minister Narendra Modi. An after-dusk visit by "officers from India's elite antiterrorism police unit" to Twitter's New Delhi offices wasn't so much legally binding as symbolic, the Times explained, sending a "a clear message that…
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Take a Normal Tourist Visit!
Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2021-05-28
Law-and-order Republicans are a thing of the past.
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Roaming Charges: Back to the Future in Gaza
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-28
It's been said many times but unfortunately can't be said often enough that the conflation of criticism of Israeli atrocities with anti-semitism is a deliberate tactic even though it demeans the toxicity of real anti-semitism. You almost get the sense that if anti-semitism didn't exist, it would serve Israel's strategic interest to bomb it into being, as a kind of permanent shield against popular outrage over its human rights crimes.
counterpunch.org/2021/05/28/roaming-char…

Israeli Bombs Killed 66 Kids in Gaza Including 12 Who Were Getting Help for Trauma from Past Attacks
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-05-28
As the United Nations human rights chief warns Israel may have committed war crimes in Gaza, we look at how Israel killed 12 Palestinian children being treated for trauma from past Israeli bombings. Jan Egeland, secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council, says Gaza has become "the home of hopelessness," particularly for young people in the besieged territory. "We humanitarian workers are sick and tired of building and rebuilding and see it all torn down again," Egeland says of Israel's repeated attacks on Gaza. "We are accumulating rubble, we're accumulating dead children, and we're accumulating hopelessn…
www.democracynow.org/2021/5/28/jan_egela…

From Zapata to the Zapatistas: Mexico's "other" Commune
Joris Leverink | roarmag.org | 2021-05-28
"What is the Commune, that Sphinx so tantalizing to the bourgeois mind?" Karl Marx asked in The Civil War in France, his manifesto-like analysis written for the International Workers' Association. For the case of the Paris Commune, which lasted for barely 72 days between March 18 and May 28, 1871, Marx seemed to have his answer ready: "Its true secret was this. It was essentially a working-class government, the product of the struggle of the producing against the appropriating class, the political form at last discovered under which to work out the economical emancipation of labor." | What happened, according to…
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Chicago ordinance bringing laid-off hotel workers back to work stalls
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2021-05-28
CHICAGO–Marie Lourdie Pierre-Jacques, a naturalized Haitian immigrant who was a banquet server in Swissotel in Chicago's Loop, gave her life to her job for 18 years. She almost had her first baby at the hotel. After only six weeks of leave, she returned to work. After that, her first son called her sister "Mommy" and …
peoplesworld.org/article/chicago-ordinan…

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

Free Palestine! End all U.S. aid to Israel!
Party for Socialism, Liberation | liberationnews.org | 2021-05-28
The Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) joins with people from across the country who are marching and rallying in solidarity with the the Palestinian people in their heroic struggle for self-determination, liberation and the right of return. Over the past three weeks, millions have taken to the streets in cities and towns across the …
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PODCAST: BDS and the Battle for Free Speech
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2021-05-28
Journalist Abby Martin, the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF), and CAIR won a major victory for free speech and the right to protest in solidarity with Palestine in a May 24 federal court ruling.
liberationnews.org/podcast-bds-and-the-b…

Watch: How Britain wanted a Jewish Ulster in Palestine
David Cronin | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-28
Zionist project viewed as useful for the empire.
electronicintifada.net/blogs/david-croni…

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

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

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

Undocumented and LGBTQ (Part 8, COVID Edition)
Latino Rebels | latinorebels.com | 2021-05-28
Latino Rebels Radio: May 28, 2021…
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'Kids Need to Be Loved': Preventing Youth Suicide
Eleanor J. Bader | progressive.org | 2021-05-28
One father uses his own son's suicide to help other parents and caregivers understand how to support struggling teens.
progressive.org/latest/preventing-youth-…

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

Israel attacks, kills children amid broad crackdown
Tamara Nassar | electronicintifada.net | 2021-05-28
Killing of 17-year-old may amount to extrajudicial execution.
electronicintifada.net/blogs/tamara-nass…

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

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

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