Daily Archives: May 8, 2021

2021-05-08: News Headlines

WSWS (2021-05-08). Colombia's mass protests continue amid reported "disappearance" of 379 demonstrators. wsws.org Colombia's ruling class, backed by imperialism, is determined to force the working class to bear the entire cost of the COVID-19 pandemic.

_____ (2021-05-08). Colombian Security Forces Are Massacring People On The Streets. popularresistance.org In Colombia the right-wing government of Iván Duque is killing people taking part in an ongoing national strike protesting the government's economic policies and widespread human rights abuses. | Since the strike began at the end of April, Colombian human rights groups have estimated that 26 protestors have been killed by the government's infamous security forces. | In addition to the killings, there has been a major militarisation of cities, with reports of disappearances, sexual assaults on women protestors, and other abuses committed by the security forces. Local human rights organisations have registered 1,18…

Owen Schalk (2021-05-08). Gustavo Petro Represents a Progressive Alternative in Colombia. dissidentvoice.org Gustavo Petro is a force to be reckoned with in Colombian politics. The senator — once a member of the M-19 guerilla group, later elected to the House of Representations in the 1990s and then the mayorship of Bogotá (2012-2016) — has become the candidate to beat in next year's presidential election. He is such …

_____ (2021-05-08). How Biden Funded Colombia's Deadly Police Regime. popularresistance.org In the last week, Colombia has exploded in nationwide protests and work stoppages against the government of President Ivan Duque. With over 19 people killed by state forces in the last week, and with image after image of brutal police repression going viral across the world, the protests have sparked international outrage and concerns about human rights abuses. Joining this chorus of voices is a growing number of organizations and politicians urging Joe Biden's government to take direct action to curb police violence in Colombia and stop its continued funding of the country's brutal riot cops, commonly referred t…

Carlos Arellán (2021-05-08). Leopoldo López Condemns Protests in Colombia from Luxury Condo in Madrid: Having Duque 'is a Privilege'. orinocotribune.com Regarding the bloody repression in Colombia against peaceful demonstrators, there are several aspects that are astonishing. In addition to the vicious will of its police officers to impose order through questionable means, there is an occurrence that surpasses them: Leopoldo López's condemnation of violence—but not the violence of Colombia's repressive forces. | The Venezuelan, who is known for his marked vocation for violence, released a statement whose reading produces enormous cognitive dissonance. | These are five paragraphs of an unknown version of Leopoldo López, at least to Venezuelans. The politicia…

Editor2 (2021-05-08). Colombia an Imperial Beachhead: The War of the Colombian Oligarchy and Duque against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Mison Verdad — May 4, 2021 | One year after it sought to invade Venezuela and capture President Nicolás Maduro with Operation Gideón, the Colombian government continues to participate in conspiracies planned in Washington to bring about regime change in Caracas. | Since 2018, when the attempted assassination of President Maduro and the Venezuelan military high command was thwarted with the use of explosive drones, Bogotá's willingness to serve as an operational base to plan attacks against Venezuela has been confirmed with every step it takes and laid bare before the international media and diplomatic sho…

Staff (2021-05-08). Cuba Denounces Colombia's 'Hostile' Gesture in the Expulsion of Diplomat. orinocotribune.com Amidst the continued internal crisis in Colombia caused by the ongoing anti-government protests and the heavy police repression, the Colombian authorities decided to declare a Cuban diplomat as persona non grata on charges of exercising "activities not compatible" with his diplomatic post. | On Friday, May 7, the Cuban Foreign Ministry described the expulsion of its embassy's first secretary in Colombia, Omar Rafael García, as unjustified and hostile. García was declared as persona non grata by the Colombian government. | In a message published on its official website, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINRE…

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-05-08). Venezuela's Delcy Rodriguez Provides More Details About Bot Campaign (ICC). orinocotribune.com A big data investigation carried out by independent experts determined that local and international right-wing elements used social media networks to carry out a campaign of media denigration and defamation against Venezuela on the issue of human rights, with the result that the South American nation is now the subject of an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC). "They want to classify [them as] international crimes without them having been committed," said the Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, in a press conference broadcast this Friday, May 7 by state-owned Venezolana de…

South Front (2021-05-08). Video: The Al Qaeda Affiliated "Moderate Opposition" in Northern Syria. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. As soon as …

Peter Koenig (2021-05-08). Beware of Covid PCR Testing and the Relentless "Vaccinate Vaccinate Vaccinate" Campaign. globalresearch.ca This therapy is untested. No substantial animal trials. In the few animal trials carried out, all animals died. Claiming an emergency, the FDA recognizes the gravity of the current public health emergency and has granted a so-called Emergency Use Application (EUA) for what effectively is a gene-therapy, not a vaccine.

Sharmila Devi (2021-05-08). [World Report] COVID-19 surge threatens health in the Gaza strip. thelancet.com A spike in cases is raising concerns over hospital beds, oxygen supplies, and mental health. Sharmila Devi reports.

WSWS (2021-05-08). New study doubles global COVID-19 death toll. wsws.org Nearly one million people have died from COVID-19 in the United States—and 6.93 million dead globally—according to a new study by Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.

WSWS (2021-05-08). Fiji government scrambles to contain COVID-19 outbreak. wsws.org The emergence and rapid spread of the Indian COVID-19 variant in the southwest Pacific further demonstrates how vulnerable the world remains to the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-05-08). Los Angeles teacher describes unsafe and intolerable working conditions. wsws.org LAUSD educators face not only unsafe conditions, but longer hours, increased workloads, requirements to get COVID-19 tests on their own time and added duties that they did not previously have to perform.

Yanis Iqbal (2021-05-08). Financialized Capitalism in India. dissidentvoice.org India — gripped by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic — has been endlessly witnessing desperate scrambles for hospital beds, the dire need for oxygen and mass cremation. Amid all this, the stock market is booming. In fact, Mumbai Sensex has signaled that bullish trends have been on the rise. Over the year ending …

WSWS (2021-05-08). New York tri-state area to lift most COVID-19 restrictions May 19. wsws.org There is little distinguishing the Democratic governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from their Republican counterparts like Florida's Ron DeSantis.

Sameena Rahman (2021-05-08). Why did the Biden administration reverse course on COVID vaccine patent waivers? liberationnews.org The Biden administration announced May 5 its support for waiving intellectual property (IP) rights for Coronavirus vaccines as the pandemic ravages countries around the world. This is a reversal of the administration's earlier position, as well as the stance that the U.S. government adopted under Trump. Western countries with high vaccination rates like the United …

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Vaccination Drive Smooth Sailing Affair in Delhi Despite Fight for Slots to Register – Video. sputniknews.com After holding a series of meetings over India's response to record daily surges in Covid cases, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month announced the opening up of vaccination for everyone above age 18 from 1 May.

WSWS (2021-05-08). Sri Lanka: Stop the criminal mishandling of the pandemic! Lockdown the country with full compensation to those affected! wsws.org The Rajapakse government's criminal policies have led to a new deadly surge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marc Norton (2021-05-08). When bosses lie, workers die. zcomm.org More and more data shows that COVID transmission is happening not just at gatherings but at worksites…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ramping up COVID-19 vaccination rate in race against virus. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 cases are falling in the U.S. because 245 million doses of one of the available COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "But at the same time, there are still people who need more information about the safety and the value …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). Children also face long-term effects of COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Long-term effects of COVID-19 infection are affecting the health of some children and teens, as well as adults. While most children with COVID-19 infection have mild symptoms or have no symptoms at all, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says anyone who has had COVID-19 ? even if the illness was mild or if …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Mammograms and COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend of mine shared that she went for her annual mammogram last week. At the appointment, she was asked whether she had been vaccinated for COVID-19 and had experienced any changes in her breasts. I recently received my first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Although I feel fine, I'm wondering if there …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). HEPA filter reduces airborne respiratory particles generated during exercise that can transmit viruses. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A pair of Mayo Clinic studies shed light on something that is typically difficult to see with the eye: respiratory aerosols. Such aerosol particles of varying sizes are a common component of breath, and they are a typical mode of transmission for respiratory viruses like COVID-19 to spread to other people and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). Mayo Clinic adds state-by-state vaccination rates, national trends to COVID-19 Resource Center. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic data scientists have added a vaccination tracker to Mayo's COVID-19 Resource Center, with state-by-state data and trends, so users can follow the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in all 50 states, compare progress on one- and two-shot vaccinations, and receive Mayo Clinic guidance on what the trends mean for summer travel and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). When will COVID-19 vaccines be available for children? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Anyone 16 and older is now approved to be vaccinated for COVID-19, but researchers hope to open up vaccinations for those under 16 soon. Clinical trials for the Pfizer vaccine with children ages 12-15 have shown promising results. "In the last month or so we have seen Pfizer release some really exciting data in the …

Shuhan He, Ram Bala, Ravi Anupindi, Megan L Ranney (2021-05-08). [Correspondence] Effective supply chain surveillance for PPE. thelancet.com Control of the COVID-19 pandemic has been hampered by reported shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other crucial supplies for health-care providers across the USA.1 A key impediment to increasing the supply to meet this demand is reliable data on nationwide needs.2 Reliable forecasting models could help provide information to more accurately scale PPE production, set expectations for health-care facilities on bidding and pricing, and enable appropriate deployment of resources, such as funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (2021).

Waqaar Shah, Melissa Heightman, Stella O'Brien (2021-05-08). [Correspondence] UK guidelines for managing long-term effects of COVID-19. thelancet.com Robin Gorna and colleagues1 state that people with lived experience should have been involved in developing the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) guideline on managing the long-term effects of COVID-19. The expert advisory panel for developing the NICE—SIGN—RCGP guideline had 23 members who contributed substantial clinician and patient experience to discussions.2 Two stakeholder consultations were held and the guideline was adapted in response to feedback from patient-l…

The Lancet (2021-05-08). [Editorial] India's COVID-19 emergency. thelancet.com The scenes of suffering in India are hard to comprehend. As of May 4, more than 20 ∑2 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported, with a rolling average of 378‚Äà000 cases a day, together with more than 222‚Äà000 deaths, which experts believe are likely to be substantial underestimates. Hospitals are overwhelmed, and health workers are exhausted and becoming infected. Social media is full of desperate people (doctors and the public) seeking medical oxygen, hospital beds, and other necessities. Yet before the second wave of cases of COVID-19 began to mount in early March, I…

Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Yutaka Onda, Shuichiro Hayashi (2021-05-08). [Correspondence] No-fault compensation schemes for COVID-19 medical products. thelancet.com No-fault compensation schemes for severe adverse events can help build confidence in vaccine safety after marketing.1 25 of the 194 WHO member states have implemented such no-fault vaccine injury compensation programmes.2 Although the USA is covering COVID-19 vaccine-associated adverse events with the US Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) for the duration of the public health emergency declaration, the country is having challenging issues as CICP does not have the ease of access to, and levels of compensation provided by the US National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program available at normal times…

Ed Holt (2021-05-08). [World Report] Media restrictions have "cost lives" thelancet.com New figures show deteriorating press freedom in 2020, which health experts say will have hampered the COVID-19 response. Ed Holt reports.

The Canary (2021-05-08). 'Exhausted' doctors felt pressured to work extra shifts — survey. thecanary.co Thousands of NHS workers are experiencing "unacceptable levels of exhaustion", a health chief has warned, after a survey found some doctors worked extra unpaid shifts during the pandemic. | Over-worked: | The British Medical Association (BMA) said more than half of doctors (58%) surveyed in the UK had worked extra shifts as part of the coronavirus (Covid-19) response, of which 28% were unpaid. The BMA's Covid-19 tracker survey in April also revealed 44% of doctors felt pressured by their employer to work additional hours. | Of the 5,500 doctors who responded to the survey, more than a third (36%) said the…

Staff (2021-05-08). Iran to import large number of Chinese Covid-19 vaccines. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Following the held talks between Iranian FM Zarif and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, Iran is to import a large number of Covid-19 vaccines from China.

Staff (2021-05-08). COVID-19 daily death toll in Iran stands at 283. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The coronavirus pandemic claimed 283 lives in Iran over the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry announced.

Staff (2021-05-08). "Covo-Pasteur", "Barakat" vaccine to hit market soon: Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that two domestically-produced COVID-19 vaccines, 'Covo-Pasteur' and 'Covo-Barakat', will hit the domestic market in very near future.

news.un (2021-05-08). What can the UN do to support India through its deadly COVID-19 surge? news.un.org The UN is at the forefront of efforts to help India extricate itself from the almost unimaginable scale of suffering its citizens are undergoing, as a result of a devastating wave of COVID-19 infections. Earlier this week, UN News spoke to the country chiefs based in India, for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children's Fund, to get their take on the crisis. Here are some key excerpts from the interviews.

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-05-08). Venezuela's Delcy Rodriguez Provides More Details About Bot Campaign (ICC). orinocotribune.com A big data investigation carried out by independent experts determined that local and international right-wing elements used social media networks to carry out a campaign of media denigration and defamation against Venezuela on the issue of human rights, with the result that the South American nation is now the subject of an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC). "They want to classify [them as] international crimes without them having been committed," said the Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, in a press conference broadcast this Friday, May 7 by state-owned Venezolana de…

Sharmila Devi (2021-05-08). [World Report] COVID-19 surge threatens health in the Gaza strip. thelancet.com A spike in cases is raising concerns over hospital beds, oxygen supplies, and mental health. Sharmila Devi reports.

Shuhan He, Ram Bala, Ravi Anupindi, Megan L Ranney (2021-05-08). [Correspondence] Effective supply chain surveillance for PPE. thelancet.com Control of the COVID-19 pandemic has been hampered by reported shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other crucial supplies for health-care providers across the USA.1 A key impediment to increasing the supply to meet this demand is reliable data on nationwide needs.2 Reliable forecasting models could help provide information to more accurately scale PPE production, set expectations for health-care facilities on bidding and pricing, and enable appropriate deployment of resources, such as funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (2021).

Waqaar Shah, Melissa Heightman, Stella O'Brien (2021-05-08). [Correspondence] UK guidelines for managing long-term effects of COVID-19. thelancet.com Robin Gorna and colleagues1 state that people with lived experience should have been involved in developing the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) guideline on managing the long-term effects of COVID-19. The expert advisory panel for developing the NICE—SIGN—RCGP guideline had 23 members who contributed substantial clinician and patient experience to discussions.2 Two stakeholder consultations were held and the guideline was adapted in response to feedback from patient-l…

The Lancet (2021-05-08). [Editorial] India's COVID-19 emergency. thelancet.com The scenes of suffering in India are hard to comprehend. As of May 4, more than 20 ∑2 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported, with a rolling average of 378‚Äà000 cases a day, together with more than 222‚Äà000 deaths, which experts believe are likely to be substantial underestimates. Hospitals are overwhelmed, and health workers are exhausted and becoming infected. Social media is full of desperate people (doctors and the public) seeking medical oxygen, hospital beds, and other necessities. Yet before the second wave of cases of COVID-19 began to mount in early March, I…

Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Yutaka Onda, Shuichiro Hayashi (2021-05-08). [Correspondence] No-fault compensation schemes for COVID-19 medical products. thelancet.com No-fault compensation schemes for severe adverse events can help build confidence in vaccine safety after marketing.1 25 of the 194 WHO member states have implemented such no-fault vaccine injury compensation programmes.2 Although the USA is covering COVID-19 vaccine-associated adverse events with the US Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) for the duration of the public health emergency declaration, the country is having challenging issues as CICP does not have the ease of access to, and levels of compensation provided by the US National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program available at normal times…

Ed Holt (2021-05-08). [World Report] Media restrictions have "cost lives" thelancet.com New figures show deteriorating press freedom in 2020, which health experts say will have hampered the COVID-19 response. Ed Holt reports.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-05-08). The Spoils of War: Afghanistan's Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade. globalresearch.ca Since the US led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, the Golden Crescent opium trade has soared. According to the US media, this lucrative contraband is protected by Osama, the Taliban, not to mention, of course, the regional warlords, in defiance of the "international community".

Staff (2021-05-08). Taliban strongly condemns deadly explosions in W Kabul. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid condemned today's deadly bomb blasts hit western Afghanistan capital Kabul on Sat. and blamed ISIL Takfiri terrorists as the main cause behind the explosions in the capital.

_____ (2021-05-08). Workers' Wages Rebound From Pandemics But Not For Blacks. popularresistance.org While wages for many Americans have rebounded to pre-pandemic levels, earnings for Black workers declined in the first quarter of 2021, growing the wage gap to its highest level since before the pandemic, according to a new analysis. | In a report of earnings data by the Ludwig Institute for Shared Economic Prosperity (LISEP) real median earnings have increased by 1 percent for the first quarter of 2021, driven in large part by a 1.6 percent increase in real earnings by Hispanic workers, while real earnings for white workers remained virtually unchanged. | Wages for white earners have fully recovered to pre-pande…

WSWS (2021-05-08). Weak US jobs reports sparks calls for elimination of pandemic aid. wsws.org The Labor Department reported just 266,000 new jobs in April, far below predictions of 1 million or more, evoking loud calls from Republicans for an end to pandemic relief measures.

WSWS (2021-05-08). Indian medical staff indict Modi government, authorities for catastrophic mishandling of pandemic. wsws.org "A death due to oxygen shortages is not a coronavirus death but criminal social murder by the Modi government," an Indian doctor told the WSWS.

scorinoco (2021-05-08). Thousands of Refugee Deaths Linked to EU's Illegal Expulsion: Report. orinocotribune.com Several European states used illegal operations to push back at least 40,000 refugees and asylum seekers from Europe's borders during the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in the death of over 2,000 people, a report has revealed. | The Guardian's probe, which is based on reports released by UN agencies, combined with a database of incidents collected by non-governmental organizations, describes the push-backs as "one of the biggest mass expulsions in decades." | "European countries, supported by EU's border agency Frontex, systematically pushed back refugees, including children fleeing from wars, in their thousands…

WSWS (2021-05-08). The Indian ruling elite's criminal response to the pandemic—a global catastrophe. wsws.org Whilst the mass of the population is condemned to want, hunger and death, a tiny minority gorge on wealth that would put the Mughals or even the more rapacious British colonial East India Company to shame.

No Nukes Action (2021-05-08). Tuesday 5/11: STOP The Madness-Speakout At Japanese Consulate Against Olympics In Japan During Pandemic. indybay.org San Francisco Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery St/California St. | San Francisco…

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Is Pelosi Ready to Raise the White Flag? Why Dems are Likely to Surrender the House to GOP in 2023. sputniknews.com The Republican Party is set to get up to eight seats in the House of Representatives due to decennial redistricting. This would potentially be enough to tip the balance in the GOP's favour, given that it currently needs to pick up just five seats to win back the lower chamber.

_____ (2021-05-08). Scheer Intelligence: The Ruling Class' Revenge Against Julian Assange. popularresistance.org The mistreatment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over the past decade has been defined as "psychological torture" by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer. Yet, there is still no real end in sight to Assange's promethean plight. Several months after a British judge blocked his extradition to the U.S.—citing that conditions in America's inhumane prison system would be detrimental to his health—the WikiLeaks founder continues to be held in a maximum security prison in the U.K. The U.S. government, first under Donald Trump's rule and now under Joe Biden's, is appealing the extradition rul…

Ben Norton (2021-05-08). White Helmets corruption scandal deepens: Dutch gov't investigated parent org for fraud, but covered it up. thegrayzone.com The Netherlands investigated fraud by the Mayday Rescue Foundation, which funded the Syrian White Helmets with over $120 million in Western government contracts. But top Dutch officials covered up the corruption. The decade-long dirty war on Syria proved to be a cash cow for some of the most prominent US and UK regime-change operatives. Western government contractors got hundreds of millions of dollars to run schemes to destabilize Damascus —— and some of them took a cut for themselves, profiting …

Ben Norton (2021-05-08). White Helmets corruption scandal deepens: Dutch gov't investigated parent org for fraud, but covered it up. thegrayzone.com The Netherlands investigated fraud by the Mayday Rescue Foundation, which funded the Syrian White Helmets with over $120 million in Western government contracts. But top Dutch officials covered up the corruption. The decade-long dirty war on Syria proved to be a cash cow for some of the most prominent US and UK regime-change operatives. Western government contractors got hundreds of millions of dollars to run schemes to destabilize Damascus — and some of them took a cut for themselves, profiting …

WSWS Repost (2021-05-08). Amazonians United: A new trap for workers. indybay.org Given the RWDSU's unsuccessful union drive in Bessemer, Alabama—resulting from its obviously top-down, officially-sponsored character—a subtler approach is now being pitched by sections of the union apparatus and their middle-class allies. Writers at the World Socialist Web Site expose some troubling facts which workers should be made aware of.

Jupiter Brown (2021-05-08). Black student, 17, killed by cops in Knoxville, Tenn; community demands justice. liberationnews.org On April 12, police killed Anthony Thompson Jr., a 17-year-old Black student.

Shawgi Tell (2021-05-08). More Than 1,650 Charter Schools Closed in Seven Years. dissidentvoice.org According to the U.S. Department of Education, 1,654 charter schools closed between 2010-2011 and 2016-2017. That is an average of 236 charter school closures per year, which is a big bite out of the total number of charter schools in a short period of time. Today there exist roughly 7,300 charter schools, which is less …

Eds. (2021-05-08). Star Trek: Progressivism and corporatism don't mix (part 2). mronline.org What is the point of Star Trek? Is it conceivable that all these treks among the stars are in fact subtle ways to spread and justify U.S. policies, ideology, militarism, and interventionism? | May 8, 2021…

Eds. (2021-05-08). BAR Book Forum: Kathryn Sophia Belle's "Hannah Arendt and the Negro Question" mronline.org Arendt saw the "Negro question" as a "Negro problem" rather than a white problem. | May 8, 2021 | Interview…

Eds. (2021-05-08). The Xinjiang genocide determination as agenda. mronline.org Because of the world's fundamental interconnectedness, the increasingly Cold War-like relations between The West and China have negative consequences for both systems and for the rest of the world. | May 8, 2021…

Eds. (2021-05-08). How the U.S. taught Judge Moro to "take down" Lula. mronline.org How a U.S. State Department official taught illegal tactics to Brazilian judges and prosecutors that went on to be used to remove Lula from the 2018 presidential race | May 8, 2021 | Newswire…

Staff (2021-05-08). Take Action! #SaveSheikhJarrah and Defend Jerusalem: Boycott Israel, Support Palestinian Resistance. samidoun.net As we approach the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba, the Zionist colonization of Palestine and the forced expulsion of Palestinians, the Nakba is continuing. This is apparent everywhere in Palestine, but perhaps is most clear in the heart of Jerusalem, Palestine's capital: in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan, where Palestinian families are being threatened with imminent expulsion from their homes and lands by the Israeli regime and its colonial settlers, as they refuse to concede their lives to racist Zionist colonialism. Palestinians in Jerusalem are under attack on multiple levels, defending their land, city and identity…

Fra Hughes (2021-05-08). Bobby Sands and the 1981 Hunger Strike — 40th Anniversary. orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes, Belfast — May 6, 2021 | "They will not criminalise us, rob us of our true identity, steal our individualism, depoliticise us, churn us out as systemised, institutionalised, decent law-abiding robots. Never will they label our liberation struggle as criminal." | Bobby Sands | The 1980 Hunger strike led by Brendan Hughes comprised of seven Republican male prisoners at Her Majesty's Cellular Prison The Maze, also known as Long Kesh Prison Camp, and three female Republican prisoners at Armagh Women's Prison ended on December 1980 after 53 days. | An agreement was reached between the protesting pri…

Joanne N. Smith (2021-05-08). Ending Black Mothers' Cycles of Grief. theglowup.theroot.com I want Mother's Day to mean that Black mothers can have joy without the ever-present fear of violence and harm. |

Zack Linly (2021-05-08). 'New Central Park Karen' Swipes Black Woman's Charger, Tells Cops She's Being 'Threatened' and 'Beaten.' Video Shows She Lied. theroot.com First, let me just say that I refuse to call this one a "Karen." The internet has already dubbed her the "New Central Park Karen"—meaning she's the uninspired sequel to

Zack Linly (2021-05-08). Kansas Baseball Coach Suspended, Facing Termination Over Allegations That He Told a Black Student to Turn Off His 'N-Word Music'. theroot.com Another day, another mediocre white man joins the "

Staff (2021-05-08). The US Needs to Stop Treating Ramadan Like a National Security Issue. truthout.org Like many Muslims, I remember feeling excited as a child each year when Ramadan came around. Though I didn't entirely understand the purpose of fasting, I was proud of being Muslim and was eager to emulate my parents. Since I began fasting in second grade, Ramadan has been a core part of my practice of Islam. | While there is great diversity among Muslims around the globe, the holy month of Ramadan has the power of uniting the entire Ummah (the Arabic word for Muslim community) in a collective observ…

Zack Linly (2021-05-08). Mitch McConnell's Own Alma Mater Knows He Doesn't Know WTF He's Talking About When it Comes to The 1619 Project. theroot.com By now, you must be aware of what I call the Republican war on blackness in education. GOPropagandists with GOPoor critical thinking skills have been GO

John Gilmore (2021-05-08). The Heat: China leads multilateralism talks at UN. america.cgtn.com The United Nations Security Council met in New York on Friday to discuss joint efforts to combat global challenges. The virtual gathering, chaired by Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, sought to reaffirm support for multilateralism — nation's working together — and to …

The Canary (2021-05-08). Welsh Labour vows to be 'radical and ambitious' following surprising result. thecanary.co Mark Drakeford has vowed to be "radical" and "ambitious" in government as his party looks set to remain in power in Wales. Meanwhile, Keir Starmer has been accused of having no "vision". | Welsh Labour: | Labour has equalled its best ever Senedd election result by winning 30 seats — just one short of a majority — though it is not expected to take any of the remaining four regional seats left to be declared on 8 May. | If it does not pick up any of the remaining seats, Drakeford can choose to form a minority government. Or, he may also invite members of other parties into a Labour-led administr…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-08). Suicide Drone Hit Large Base Hosting US Troops In Western Iraq. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | Early on May 8th, a suicide drone struck Ain al-Assad Air Base, where US are known to be deployed, in the western Iraqi province of al-Anbar. | In an official statement, Colonel Wayne Marotto, a spokesman for the US-led coalition, said that an aircraft hangar was damaged as a result of the drone strike. The spokesman noted that there were no human losses."The attack is under investigation," Col. Marotto said. "Each attack against the GoI [Government of Iraq],…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-08). Greater Idlib: Clashes Reported Following Attack On Turkish Military Convoy. southfront.org Turkish forces are seen near Mount Barsaya, northeast of Afrin, Syria January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi | Early on May 8, a convoy of the Turkish Armed Forces came under attack in the eastern countryside of Idlib in Syria's northwestern region. | The convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device while passing on a road linking the towns of Ma'arrat Mirin and Ram Hamadan. According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the attack resulted in a number of injuries. | Opposition sourc…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-08). Leading Yasen-M Nuclear Submarine Entered Service With Russian Navy. southfront.org Yasen-M class nuclear attack submarine Kazan | On May 7th, the nuclear submarine "Kazan" has been taken into service with Russian Navy, according to the information department of the Russian Defense Ministry. "Today in Severodvinsk at the Sevmash enterprise under the leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, a solemn ceremony of admission to the Navy of the fourth generation Kazan nuclear submarine (APC) of the Yasen-M project was held," the department reported. | On May 5, the…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-08). Military Situation In Yemen On May 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 7, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 10 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 7, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 7, people in the Ansar Allah controlled areas held massive demonstrations on the occasion of Quds day in support of Palestine | On May 7, clashes between Ansar Allah an Saudi-led forces were reported in Asdas area | On May 8, Ansar Allah reportedly attacked Khamis Mushait with a drone | On May 8, clashes…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-08). Military Situation In Syria On May 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 8, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 52 times: 24 — in Idlib province, 17 — in Latakia province, 9 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On May 7, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in the Ariha area | On May 7, Turkish border guards reportedly killed a fisherman near Darkush town | On May 6, US forces carried out a military patrol near the town of Malekiyah | MORE O…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-08). War In Ukraine Is Not Over: Losses Reported By Both Sides (Map Update). southfront.org ILLUSRATIVE IMAGE: Forces of the Donetsk People's Republic | On May 8th, the official sources of National Militia of Donetsk People's Republic reported deaths of three of its soldiers. They were reportedly killed as a result of a mortar fire near the village of Styla, south of Donetsk."Militants of the 1st battalion of the 93rd brigade fired 82-mm mortars at the area of the locality of Styla. To preserve the life and health of the residents of the Republic, the People's Militia units were forced to return fire from weapons not prohibited by…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-08). Military Situation In The Lake Chad Area On May 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Boko Haram elements have spread warning letters of an impending attack in Maiduguri causing panic among the civilian | Boko Haram reportedly killed at least 10 more Nigerian Army personnel in Ajiri area | On May 7, ISWAP terrorists attacked Bulabulin area in Borno state | MORE ON THE TOPIC: |

Anonymous669 (2021-05-08). Suicide Drone Hit Large Base Hosting US Troops In Western Iraq. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | Early on May 8th, a suicide drone struck Ain al-Assad Air Base, where US are known to be deployed, in the western Iraqi province of al-Anbar. | In an official statement, Colonel Wayne Marotto, a spokesman for the US-led coalition, said that an aircraft hangar was damaged as a result of the drone strike. The spokesman noted that there were no human losses."The attack is under investigation," Col. Marotto said. "Each attack against the GoI [Government of Iraq], KRG [t…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-08). Massacre In Kabul: At Least 40 Killed In Girl School Bombing (Video). southfront.org Screen grab from TOLO News video. | At least 40 people were killed on May 8 when three explosions rocked the Sayed ul Shuhada school to the west of the Afghan capital Kabul. | The first explosion was caused by a booby-trapped car. Later, two rockets landed near the school, which hosts mostly female students. | A spokesman for the Interior Ministry, Tariq Arian, said that 25 people were killed. However, Ghulam Dastagir Nazari, a spokesman for the Health Ministry, put the death toll at 46 people. Most of the victims…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-08). Armed Militants Stormed Headquarters Of Libyan Interim Government. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 7th, armed militants stormed headquarters of the Libyan Interim Government. They attacked the Corinthia Hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, where the Presidential Council met yesterday. | Presidential council spokeswoman Najwa Wahiba confirmed that armed men had stormed "one of the headquarters where the council meets." She also claimed that nobody from the council was in the building at the time as the body does not work on Fridays. | Later, a senior official at the pr…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-08). ISIS Executed Tribal Fighters In Egypt, Intelligence Operatives In Iraq (18+ Video, Photo). southfront.org File image. | ISIS terrorists has executed four men in Egypt and Iraq after accusing them of fighting or spying for their respective countries. | On May 7, the terrorist group's news agency, Amaq, released a video showing the execution of two men in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. According to the group's claims, the men were fighters in a tribal force loyal to the government. | Both men were shot in the head. ISIS claimed that the execution took place near the town of al-Amal to the southeast of the city of Arish. |

Anonymous103 (2021-05-08). War In Ukraine Is Not Over: Losses Reported By Both Sides (Map Update). southfront.org ILLUSRATIVE IMAGE: Forces of the Donetsk People's Republic | On May 8th, the official sources of National Militia of Donetsk People's Republic reported deaths of three of its soldiers. They were reportedly killed as a result of a mortar fire near the village of Styla, south of Donetsk."Militants of the 1st battalion of the 93rd brigade fired 82-mm mortars at the area of the locality of Styla. To preserve the life and health of the residents of the Republic, the People's Militia units were forced to return fire from weapons not prohib…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-08). Military Situation In Syria On May 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 8, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 52 times: 24 — in Idlib province, 17 — in Latakia province, 9 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On May 7, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in the Ariha area | On May 7, Turkish border guards reportedly killed a fisherman near Darkush town | On May 6, US forces carried out a military patrol near the town of Malekiyah…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-08). Nigerian Army Sustained Heavy Losses In Recent ISIS Attack In Borno (Photos). southfront.org A MT-LB APC. Click to see full-size image. | On May 6, ISIS terrorists carried out a large attack on a base of the Nigerian Armed Forces in the town of Bulabulin in the northeastern state of Borno. | ISIS news agency, Amaq, claimed that the group's fighters were able to overrun the base's defenses after heavy clashes with Nigerian soldiers, who eventually withdrew. According to Amaq, eight soldiers were killed and several others were injured in the clashes."The fighters of the Islamic State burned…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-08). Massive Fire Broke Out Near Key Iranian Nuclear Reactor, Major Oil Export Port (Video). southfront.org Screen grab from one of the fire videos. | Late on May 7, a massive fire broke out in the Iranian city of Bushehr, where a nuclear plant, an oil port and a military naval base are located. | Residents of Bushehr were quick to upload footage of the fire, which spread near the entrance of the city's main port, to social media | According to the Fars News Agency, fifteen firefighters, six trucks and a tanker were mobilized to face the massive fire, which was put down within two hours. No human losses were reported. | T…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-08). Leading Yasen-M Nuclear Submarine Entered Service With Russian Navy. southfront.org Yasen-M class nuclear attack submarine Kazan | On May 7th, the nuclear submarine "Kazan" has been taken into service with Russian Navy, according to the information department of the Russian Defense Ministry. "Today in Severodvinsk at the Sevmash enterprise under the leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, a solemn ceremony of admission to the Navy of the fourth generation Kazan nuclear submarine (APC) of the Yasen-M project was held," the department reported. | On May 5, the success…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-08). Al-Qaeda-Linked Terrorists Targeted Syrian Army In Southern Idlib With Improvised Cannon (Photos). southfront.org A patch of Ansar al-Tawhid, illustrative image. | On May 8, al-Qaeda-affiliated Ansar al-Tawhid targeted an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) launcher of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the town of Maarrat Mukhs in the southern Idlib countryside. | Ansar al-Tawhid terrorists targeted the ATGM launcher with an improvised cannon known as

Anonymous007 (2021-05-08). Military Situation In Yemen On May 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 7, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 10 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 7, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 7, people in the Ansar Allah controlled areas held massive demonstrations on the occasion of Quds day in support of Palestine | On May 7, clashes between Ansar Allah an Saudi-led forces were reported in Asdas area | On May 8, Ansar Allah reportedly attacked Khamis Mushait with a drone | On May 8,…

Anthony Galluzzo (2021-05-08). On Paul Kingsnorth and unruly nature. mronline.org Myth, an early and enduring human technology, will always be with us, in both unconscious and conscious forms. As we now face the slow-motion collapse of the biosphere, the call for new myths is not so much an escapist alternative to concrete analysis and action as a starting point. | May 7, 2021…

_____ (2021-05-08). Global Protests Target Banks Funding Line 3 Pipeline. popularresistance.org San Francisco – Today across 8 countries, 4 continents, and 50 U.S. cities, hundreds of climate and Indigenous rights activists are protesting 20 banks that have backed loans for Enbridge, the company constructing the Line 3 tar sands pipeline through Anishinaabe territory in Minnesota. The protests feature elaborate and artful displays such as a body mural in Seattle spelling "Defund Line 3," a fake oil spill in New York, a large floating banner display in Chicago, a fake oil spill and giant dance party in D.C., and a street mural in San Francisco. Activists also effectively shut down branches of the 20 target b…

Pankaj Kumar Sain* (2021-05-08). Naxalism: The Red Terror In India — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Introduction: | The word Naxal comes from the village of Naxalbari in West Bengal, which was the site of the Naxalite peasant revolt in 1967. Naxalists believe in uprooting the discriminative system of haves and have not and create a society of equality based on the ideology of Karl Marx. Its epicenter was in West Bengal but rapidly it spread into other states of India such as Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana through the activities of underground groups like the Communist Party of India (Maoist). Also Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district is highly affected by the Naxalists. | Types o…

sputniknews (2021-05-08). WHO Says Up to 194 Members to Decide on Taiwanese Observership at World Health Assembly. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON, May 8 (Sputnik) – It is up to the 194 member states of the World Health Organization to decide on whether to extend an invitation to Taiwan to participate in the World Health Assembly, according to WHO.

Jeff Abbott (2021-05-08). The Other Americans: U.S. Policies Put Migrants at Risk. progressive.org Biden's militarized response to migrants seeking refuge in the United States is putting their lives in danger.

Noam Chomsky (2021-05-08). United States Withdraws From Afghanistan? Not Really. zcomm.org The U.S. will "withdraw," but will also leave behind its assets to checkmate China and Russia. These geopolitical considerations eclipse any concern for the Afghan people…

WSWS (2021-05-08). Tory victory in Hartlepool by-election signals death throes of UK Labour Party. wsws.org The results confirm the Socialist Equality Party's analysis of the protracted death of the Labour Party, of Brexit, and the significance of the collapse of Corbynism.

Akio Tanaka (2021-05-08). Let's Talk about Pacifica Radio's Survival – Cont. indybay.org Response to Ann Garrison's "Pacifica Radio: Let's Talk About the Debt" in CounterPunch…

Toby Blomé (2021-05-08). Sunday 5/9: CODEPINK Mother's Day Peace Rally. indybay.org Golden Gate Bridge, Welcome Center Plaza, S.F. Side…

Staff (2021-05-08). Islamic Ummah urged to stand by inhabitants of al-Quds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — A senior member of Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement called on the Islamic Ummah to stand by the residents of al-Quds and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Palestine.

Staff (2021-05-08). VIDEO: Zionists attack Palestine worshipers at Al-Aqsa Mosque. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The Zionists attacked the worshipers last night with sound bombs, tear gas and plastic bullets while the Palestinians were praying in Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Brenda Norrell (2021-05-08). Divest in Israel's Elbit on Tohono O'odham Nation and in Palestine. indybay.org The 'Divest in Elbit' panel today reveals the surveillance and weapons of the Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems, targeting Tohono O'odham and Palestinians, by way of U.S. contracts and funding, violating human rights and international law.

WSWS (2021-05-08). The SEP leads the fight against company, police and union witch-hunt of Sri Lankan plantation workers. wsws.org The ruling classes in South Asia, like their counterparts worldwide, have resorted to whipping up communalism to divide and weaken the working class.

Jared Sacks (2021-05-08). Columbia student workers are taking back their union. zcomm.org In a historic vote, student workers at Columbia University reclaim their union from the bureaucrats, reversing a trend of top-down union organizing…

Abahlali baseMjondolo (2021-05-08). A call for solidarity. zcomm.org Our Deputy President Mqapheli Bonono and Siniko Miya are in Detention…

Chris Walker (2021-05-08). Biden Admin Supports Ending Vaccine Patents. zcomm.org AOC Says "Let's Do Insulin Next."

Loretta Graceffo (2021-05-08). Yemeni people are being starved. zcomm.org So this Detroit organizer went on hunger strike in solidarity…

Adam Ramsay (2021-05-08). How Scottish independence stopped being scary. zcomm.org In 2016, Scotland's Conservatives successfully spread panic about an independence referendum. Five years on, the electorate is no longer afraid…

Rod Driver (2021-05-08). Global Casinos: Financial Markets are a Fraudsters Paradise. zcomm.org Derivatives trading and currency trading are on such a huge scale that they can destabilize whole countries…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). Science Saturday: Researchers explore personalized approach to anti-obesity medications. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Individualized medicine initiatives mainly focus on rare diseases or cancer. Little has been attempted to individualize treatment for noncommunicable chronic diseases such as obesity — a chronic, relapsing disease, and a primary cause of Type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer. There are many obesity interventions, such as diets, devices, surgery and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). Consumer Health: Considering a vaginal birth after a cesarean. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've delivered a baby by cesarean section, or C-section, and you're pregnant again, you might be able to choose between scheduling a repeat C-section or a vaginal birth after cesarean. Many women are candidates for a vaginal birth after cesarean. Still, the choice to pursue a vaginal birth after cesarean or schedule a repeat C-section can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). Consumer Health: Dealing with arthritis pain. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Arthritis Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about a condition that affects approximately 1 in 4 adults in the U.S., which is over 54.4 million men and women. The most common signs and symptoms of arthritis involve the joints. The two main types of arthritis — osteoarthritis and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). New therapy shortens treatment for HPV-related cancers of the tonsils, tongue. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Patients with HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer who undergo surgery and are treated with chemotherapy, may be able to forgo significant radiation therapy without increasing the risk of their cancer spreading, according to the results of a clinical trial led by researchers at Mayo Clinic. "We found that decreasing the amount of radiation therapy after a minimally invasive robotic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). Consumer Health: Treating vaginal dryness after menopause. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Menopause is the time that marks the end of a woman's menstrual cycles. Menopause is a natural biological process, but in the months or years leading up to menopause, called perimenopause, the physical symptoms, such as hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disruption and mood changes, can be challenging. Vaginal dryness, a result of the natural …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). Mayo Clinic Minute: Scoliosis is not just for kids. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Some people might associate scoliosis as a spinal condition that only happens in children. But as reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute, that's not always the case. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/OnMYrAKzr7c Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). Consumer Health: What do you know about melanoma? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer. While melanoma accounts for only about 1% of skin cancers, it causes most skin cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. Melanomas develop in the cells that produce melanin — the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Brain Tumor Awareness Month. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Primary brain tumors originate in the brain or tissues close to the brain, such as in brain-covering membranes, cranial nerves, or the pituitary or pineal glands. There are many types of primary brain tumors, and over 84,000 people will receive a primary brain tumor diagnosis in 2021, according to the National Brain Tumor Society. The median age …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). Mayo Clinic Minute: Lifestyle changes to manage menopause symptoms. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The average healthy woman begins menopause at 51, though some women will begin in their 40s or in their late 50s. It's a natural biological process that marks the time a woman ends her menstrual cycle. Mood swings, hot flashes and difficulty sleeping are common symptoms that can be effectively managed with hormone therapy. Lifestyle …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). Mother and son share rare muscle disorder, treated decades apart by same doctor. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Twenty-four years ago, Bobbi Heinold, 17, was diagnosed with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, a genetic muscle condition characterized by weakness, especially in the face, shoulder blades and upper arms. Doctors told her it could affect her quality of life. Bobbi and her mom drove from their Indiana home to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to learn …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). Consumer Health: Relaxation for stress relief. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about managing the stress in your life. Stress is an automatic physical, mental and emotional response to a challenging event. It's a normal part of everyone's life. When used positively, stress can lead to growth, action and change. But negative, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). Exploring health care disparities in minority populations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In recognition of National Minority Health Month, a number of Mayo Clinic experts participated in a virtual Mayo Clinic media briefing to discuss health care disparities that affect racial and ethnic minority populations in the U.S. The experts addressed health education, early detection and control of disease complications. These are some of the topics discussed: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Aging and changing. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 56 and have noticed a few things are changing as I get older. I know as I age there will be more changes in my body and mind, but can you provide insights on what are some common things that I can expect? ANSWER: Throughout life, your body is constantly changing, and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-08). Trial demonstrates early AI-guided detection of heart disease in routine practice. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Heart disease can take a number of forms, but some types of heart disease, such as asymptomatic low ejection fraction, can be hard to recognize, especially in the early stages when treatment would be most effective. The ECG AI-Guided Screening for Low Ejection Fraction, or EAGLE, trial set out to determine whether …

Fight Back (2021-05-08). Chicano and Black families denounce LA Sheriffs harassment and retaliation. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – A press conference was held in front of 'Hall of Injustice' office of LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva, May 4, to denounce the deputy sheriffs' harassing of grieving Chicano and Black families who have lost their sons to LA Deputy Sheriff gangs killings, like those done by the "Banditos" of the East LA Sheriff Station. A grouping called Check the Sheriff Coalition united families and several organizations for the press conference. The coalition includes the local National Lawyers Guild, American Civil Liberties Union, Black Lives Matter-LA and Centro CSO. Press conference participants also backed a mo…

Say Their Names (2021-05-08). In San Rafael a Vigil–Justice for Mario Gonzalez and More. indybay.org On May 7, a small group in San Rafael protested the killing of Mario Gonzalez by police. Attendees listened to a speech given by George Galvis of curyj.org. Demonstrators chalked messages in remembrance of Gonzalez and other victims of police brutality.

Student Led March (2021-05-08). From Fruitvale BART to Alameda Police Department: Justice 4 Mario Gonzalez. indybay.org March 3: A student-led rally, vigil, and march for Mario Gonzalez, who died on April 19 while in custody of the Alameda, CA, Police Department.

Anonymous (2021-05-08). Night Attack on Oakland Police Property. indybay.org On May 7, antifascist guerillas broke into a police vehicle lockup at 10th St. & Union St. and damaged cruisers. Undetected, they splashed muriatic acid, flattened tires and smashed windows.

news.un (2021-05-08). Kabul school bombing condemned by senior UN officials. news.un.org Saturday's deadly bombing outside a high school in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, has been condemned by leading UN officials. The attack led to the deaths of at least 30 people, including several schoolchildren.

news.un (2021-05-08). The United Nations remembers the dead of WWII. news.un.org The Second World War had a profound impact on the international community, and established the conditions for the creation of the United Nations. This weekend marks the official remembrance of the tens of millions of civilians and soldiers who died during the conflict.

WSWS (2021-05-08). Attack on Bristol University Professor David Miller spearheads national anti-Semitism witch-hunt. wsws.org Miller's important research made him the target of a rotten smear campaign by the Labour Party, falsely alleging anti-Semitism, and earned him the enmity of the pro-Israel lobby and parliamentary war hawks of both parties, as well as the Israeli government.

Robin Lowey (2021-05-08). Saturday 5/15: Queer Parent Pioneers. indybay.org San Francisco…

DXE (2021-05-08). Sunday 5/23: °May Vegan Popup! indybay.org unity park | 16th & Ohio Richmond, CA 94804…

DXE (2021-05-08). Sunday 5/30: Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Day. indybay.org 2785 Franklin Canyon Rd, Martinez…

WorkWeek (2021-05-08). May Day 2021 ILWU With Angela Davis In SF & AFL-CIO Gebre On Systemic Racism. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the San Francisco May Day march, the death of UFWA founder Al Rojas and the working class struggle in Argentina…

Pivotal (2021-05-08). Tuesday 5/25: Choosing Peace with Shalita O'Neale and Pivotal. indybay.org Virtual Event…

DXE (2021-05-08). Thursday 5/27: Three Days for No More Factory Farms. indybay.org 7640 Tobia Way, Fair Oaks, CA…

Zachary Conti (2021-05-08). US Supports Removal of Vaccine Trade Barrier. indybay.org As developing countries struggle to access vaccines, the US announced support to eliminate trade barriers on vaccine access.

Revolution Books (2021-05-08). Sunday 5/16: Giant Book Sale to Benefit the Revolution Tour. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Keith McHenry (2021-05-08). Tuesday 5/11: Homes Not Tents – Scrap the TOLO. indybay.org 809 Center St, Santa Cruz…

KQED (2021-05-08). Tuesday 5/11: Where Do Latinx Policies Stand After 100 Days of Biden-Harris? indybay.org Virtual…

Labor Video Project (2021-05-08). CCSF Students Rally At Mission High & March To Save City College. indybay.org Students and supporters of San Francisco City College rallied at Mission High and then marched to CCSF Board of Trustees member Tom Temprano's home. Temprano has supported the shutdown of campuses and the layoffs of 160 faculty members which would close many departments and ethnic studies. He works for SF Supervisor Rafael Mandelman who supports the privatization of the college and pushed the sale of the Balboa reservoir to a for profit developer Avalon.

WSWS repost (2021-05-08). Violence against Asians spikes in San Francisco, California. indybay.org Just in the last week, two elderly women were stabbed while waiting at a bus stop, and a father was brutally assaulted while walking his one-year-old child.

AutumnSun (2021-05-08). 2020 CZU Fire: Empire Grade Road 5-6-2021. indybay.org Mike and I took a short ride to survey some of what remains from the CZU Lightning Complex Fires. Today we just centered around the upper part of Empire Grade Rd.

Noelle Hanrahan, the Jamal Journal (2021-05-08). BREAKING: Following Heart Surgery, Mumia Looks Great! indybay.org Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio reports back from her contact visit with Mumia today, his first since having open heart surgery in late April.

Sempervirens Fund (2021-05-08). Tuesday 5/25: Pumas in the Santa Cruz Mountains: Chris Wilmers. indybay.org Free Online Event. Register Here: | us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_39Fh…

KQED (2021-05-08). Wednesday 5/19: Stronger, Higher, Faster: Big Wave Surfing and Climate Change. indybay.org Virtual/Online Event…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-05-08). Protests at Pipeline Funding Banks. indybay.org Citibank, Chase and Wells Fargo called out for funding oil pipelines…

Zachary Conti (2021-05-08). Sudan Debt Relief Moves Forward. indybay.org Under a debt relief plan won by advocates in the early 2000s, Sudan could see a drastic cut in its $50 billion debt this summer, according to the IMF and the World Bank.

Gabriela Lopez (2021-05-08). Black Lives Matter: An Important Movement. indybay.org The Black Lives Matter movement is a topic of discussion that needs to be brought to the light. Police brutality is at an all time high while targeting those who are black. They lives their lives in constant fear of someone whose job it is to protect them, and that will not be tolerated.

teleSUR (2021-05-08). Historical Pro-Independence Vote in Scotland's Election. telesurenglish.net Results released Saturday confirm that Scottish pro-independence forces won this week the highest majority ever in Scotland's Parliament, thus paving the way for another referendum on recovering its sovereignty after over 300 years of English dominance. | RELATED: | The ruling Scottish National Party secured 63 of the 73 constituency seats contested, while its allies of the Green Party won five, allowing for an outright majority for independence-or…

Edward Curtin (2021-05-08). Walking with Fr. Daniel Berrigan, S.J., a Criminal for Peace. globalresearch.ca Today is a day to celebrate the prophetic voice and witness of Fr. Daniel Berrigan, the non-violent anti-war activist and poet, whose life and witness has touched so many lives. He was born on May 9, 1921 and would …

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-05-08). Holocaustàºberlebende Vera Sharav: Stoppt den Masterplan Eugenik! globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Die ‚ÄûNeue Rheinische …

Editor2 (2021-05-08). Days Against Homophobia and Transphobia Began in Cuba. orinocotribune.com HAVANA, Cuba, May 5 (ACN) With the purpose of contributing to the development of comprehensive education on sexuality and the recognition and guarantee of the sexual rights of all people, the 14th edition of the Cuban Conference against Homophobia and Transphobia began on Tuesday, scheduled to last until May 31. | Specialists from the National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX), who coordinate and organize the activities together with civil society institutions and the Cuban State, in a press conference said that this year the awareness-raising actions are framed in the process of modification of the Family Code,…

Staff (2021-05-08). Mexico Issues Diplomatic Note in Complaint Against US Financing of Opposition NGOs. orinocotribune.com The Mexican government issued a complaint to the United States in regard to US financing of the Mexican NGOs Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity (MCCI) and Article 19. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico, called these NGOs "opponents and coup plotters." | President Obrador confirmed this Friday, May 7, in his daily morning 7am press conference, just a few hours before his virtual meeting with US Vice President Kamala Harris, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent the diplomatic note on Thursday through the United States Embassy in Mexico. | Obrador de…

East Asia Forum (2021-05-08). Why China Will Not Rebuild Syria — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Samy Akil* | A The European Union, the United States and other Western powers have ruled out investing in Syria while the Assad regime remains in power. The Biden admi…

IDN (2021-05-08). Busybodies Outside The Gates — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Azu Ishiekwene* | Bill and Melinda Gates had barely finished saying the "D" word when all kinds of marriage counsellors and grief-mongers besieged social media with suggestions of why they think the couple is breaking up. | The sentiments, ranging from the probable to the bizarre, with a sprinkling of fictional tales in between, have defied the couple's request for privacy. Misery loves company. Some accounts even make you wonder if the composers might have had a bedside view of the 27-year-old marriage. | A break-up is a messy thing. You don't have to experience it to know. But for all those who are outsid…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-08). Exploring Functionality In Aquatic Ecosystems. eurasiareview.com The functions of water-dominated ecosystems can be considerably influenced and changed by hydrological fluctuation. The varying states of redox-active substances are of crucial importance here. Researchers at the University of Bayreuth have discovered this, in cooperation with partners from the Universities of Tàºbingen and Bristol and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Halle-Leipzig. They present their discovery in the journal Nature Geoscience. The new study enables a more precise understanding of the biogeochemical processes that contribute to the degradation of pollutants and the reducti…

Murray Hunter (2021-05-08). The Failed Promise Of Malaysia's New Economic Policy — Analysis. eurasiareview.com The affirmative action program should have embraced entrepreneurship, not cronyism: | In 1971, still smarting from disastrous race riots in 1969 that are believed to have taken the lives of hundreds of people on both sides, Malaysia's government implemented a revolutionary affirmative action program for its ethnic Malay majority to attempt to bring them up to the commanding economic heights occupied by the minority ethnic Chinese. | This is the fiftieth year the so-called New Economic Policy has been in existence. It was supposed to end in success in 1990. But today the NEP's goals remain unmet and ins…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-08). New English Premier League Soccer Ball More Stable, Drags More. eurasiareview.com Scientists from the Faculty of Health and Sports Sciences at the University of Tsukuba used aerodynamics experiments to empirically test the flight properties of a new four-panel soccer ball adopted by the English Premier League this year. Based on projectile and wind-tunnel data, they computed the drag and side forces and found that the new ball was marginally more stable than previous versions but may not fly as far. This work may help improve the design of future sports equipment. | Sports players know that millions of dollars in salary and potential endorsement deals can be at stake during each match. Socc…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-08). How Viruses And Bacteria Can Reach Drinking Water Wells. eurasiareview.com Induced bank filtration is a key and well-established approach to provide drinking water supply to populated areas located along rivers or lakes and with limited access to groundwater resources. It is employed in several countries worldwide, with notable examples in Europe, the United States, and parts of Africa. Contamination of surface waters poses a serious threat to attaining drinking water standards. | In this context, human pathogenic microorganisms such as some viruses and bacteria, originating from the discharge of wastewater treatment plants, form a major contaminant group. A detailed study at an indu…

Paul Goble (2021-05-08). EU-Russian Trans-Border Cooperation Continues But Increasingly Reflects Civilizational Divide — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Many cooperation programs between the European Union and Russia have been discontinued. Trans-border cooperation, however, continues, although largely by inertia and increasingly reflecting the civilizational divide between the EU with its participatory democracy and Russia with its "unworthy government," Gleb Yarovoy says. | Yarovoy, a former instructor at Petrozavodsk State University and now a researcher at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, is the author of Regionalism and Trans-Border Cooperation in Europe (in Russian, St. Petersburg, 2007). He assesses the current situation in an essay for the…

RFA (2021-05-08). China Pressed To Improve Climate Pledges — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Michael Lelyveld | Two weeks after President Xi Jinping took part in the U.S.-sponsored climate summit of world leaders, it is hard to tell whether China has made a commitment to tougher carbon reduction deadlines or not. | In a carefully worded statement on April 22, Xi left it unclear whether China will go beyond pledges that he made last September to reach a peak in carbon emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. | Particular attention was paid to China's largest source of carbon emissions — the country's consumption of high- polluting coal. | While China is rapidly increasing it…

Duggan Flanakin (2021-05-08). When 'A Little Corruption' In Mexico Goes Too Far — OpEd. eurasiareview.com "Corruption is not a disagreeable characteristic of the Mexican political system," Gabriel Zaid observed in "It is widely known," Mexican journalist

BenarNews (2021-05-08). Malaysia To Resume Ship-Building Project Despite Stalled Corruption Probe. eurasiareview.com By S. Adie Zul and Muzliza Mustafa | Malaysia will allow Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) to resume construction of littoral combat ships for the country's navy, the defense minister said Friday, despite its failure to deliver on schedule and an unfinished probe into missing funds in the billion-ringgit project. | The move will preserve 1,600 local jobs and more than 400 small and medium-sized businesses owned by Malay Muslims, Defense Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in a statement, which did not say anything about the past delivery delays or corruption allegations. | "The Defense Ministry wishes to announce th…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-08). African Wild Dog: An Ambassador For World's Largest Terrestrial Conservation Area. eurasiareview.com Dispersal is an important process governing the persistence of wild animal populations. Upon reaching sexual maturity, individuals usually disperse from their natal home range to search for suitable habitat and mates for reproduction. As such, dispersal promotes gene flow among populations, allows rescuing small and isolated populations, and enables the colonization of unoccupied habitats. In human-dominated landscapes, however, dispersing animals find it increasingly difficult to cross densely populated areas that separate suitable habitats. For this reason, the identification and preservation of wildlife cor…

Edward Corcoran* (2021-05-08). Re-Engaging Russia — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Russian realignment offers the biggest opportunity to dramatically transform the international situation in the immediate future. A cooperative relationship between Russia and the Industrialized World could be a highly visible example of democratic development, strongly undercutting Chinese promotion of autocracy and minimizing cyber intrusions. It would also significantly reduce requirements for military forces, including a potential for major reductions in nuclear weapons. Diplomatically, collaboration with Russia could help resolve confrontations in Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ukraine, Belarus, Syria and Myanma…

EurActiv (2021-05-08). Trawler Wars: Europe's Fights Over Fish. eurasiareview.com By Gerardo Fortuna | ( Fish stocks have all they need to be considered as a resource over which nations can wage wars, as they are scarce and most often involve attempts to cross (maritime) borders. | Joint and multilateral management of these resources — like the EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) — has a…

NDU Press (2021-05-08). A Friend To All Is A Friend To None: Russian Strategy in The Middle East — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Jason Hamilton, Rosemarie Wilde, and Jason Wimberly* | Since the start of the Arab Spring, Russia has sought increased influence in the Middle East, rekindling relationships and building influence in Syria, Turkey, Libya, Israel, and elsewhere. The return of Russian influence puts pressure on U.S. interests in the region. In the increasingly complex security environment of today's world defined by transregional and multi-functional challenges across all domains, the United States is constrained in the Middle East by both available resources and an American public exhausted by military efforts in the region.

Eurasia Review (2021-05-08). Study Tracked Large Sharks During Hurricanes. eurasiareview.com A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science tracked large sharks in Miami and The Bahamas to understand how these migratory animals respond to major storms, like hurricanes. | The researchers analyzed acoustic tag data from tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier), bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas), nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum), and great hammerheads (Sphyrna mokarran) before, during, and after Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Irma in 2017. They found that they behaved differently by species and location. | For example, in response t…

CNA (2021-05-08). German Catholic Diocese Hosts Event Declaring Same-Sex Blessings A Case Of 'Not If, But How'. eurasiareview.com A German Catholic diocese has hosted an online event declaring that same-sex blessings are a matter of "not if, but how." | The Diocese of Essen, in Germany's industrial Ruhr area, held the conference, entitled "Blessings for all. Blessing celebrations for same-sex couples," ahead of a nationwide event on May 10 in defiance of the Vatican's "no" to same-sex blessings. | The diocese said in a May 3

Eurasia Review (2021-05-08). 'Natural Disasters' Increase Triggers For Violence Against Women And Girls. eurasiareview.com 'Natural disasters,' sparked by climate change and other natural hazards, increase the triggers for violence against women and girls by boosting the means, opportunity, and underlying drivers, finds a review of the available evidence, published in the online journal BMJ Global Health. | As these disasters are increasing in frequency, severity, and duration worldwide, this consequence must now be formally recognised in public health, violence prevention, and disaster management strategies, urge the researchers. | Over the past two decades, 7348 disasters precipitated by natural hazards were recorded. This is ne…

Observer Research Foundation (2021-05-08). US Backs Plan To Waive Vaccine Patents, Ball In EU Court — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Seema Sirohi | After months of indecision, the United States has finally It's a significant move in all its manifestations. Credit must go to strong and persistent advocacy by Democratic Party progressives and advocates of patient rights and to Indian and South African diplomats for…

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Silence, Venus is Speaking! NASA Turns Planet's Radio Signals Into Sound. sputniknews.com Data obtained by a probe has helped NASA determine an apparent correlation between the solar cycle and the thickness of the Venusian ionosphere.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Scottish Pro-Independence Parties Win Majority in Parliamentary Elections. sputniknews.com Earlier in the day, the Scottish National Party said it was heading for its fourth consecutive victory in the region's legislative elections with 61 seats in the 129-strong parliament.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Jordan Peterson Says He 'Hasn't Been Happy' Since Slamming Canada's 'Gender Identity' Bill. sputniknews.com Toronto University Professor Jordan Peterson rose to global prominence in 2016 with his YouTube series criticising Canada's C-16 bill that sought to put gender identity and expression under protection. According to the professor, the law has effectively turned the use of gender neutral pronouns into compelled speech.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Seven People Reportedly Killed in Avalanches in Southeastern France. sputniknews.com PARIS (Sputnik) – Seven people are dead after two avalanches came down in the French Alps in the Savoie department on Saturday, national media reported.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Strange New Brain Disease Leaves Doctors in Canada Scratching Their Heads. sputniknews.com While researchers hunting for the cause of the new disease have already come up with several theories, one neurologist has pointed out that "nothing can be excluded" at this point.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Stop It! Golden Retriever Annoyed by Kitten. sputniknews.com Some say having both a dog and a cat is truly an advanced level of pet ownership, especially when the feline is just a few months old, while the dog is no longer a puppy.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Blast Near School in Kabul Reportedly Leaves At Least 40 Dead, Dozens Injured. sputniknews.com This comes after US and NATO ground forces started withdrawing from Afghanistan on 1 May in accordance with an announcement made by President Biden last month.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Stalin Locks Down India's Tamil Nadu in First Major Decision Since Swearing-In as State Chief. sputniknews.com In a recent televised address to India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed reluctance in imposing a total national lockdown unless it is the last resort to contain the spread. While the central government is mulling over the economic repercussions of a large-scale lockdown, many Indian states have urged residents to stay home.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Missouri House of Representatives Reportedly Votes to Institute 'Rush Limbaugh Day'. sputniknews.com Rush Limbaugh, who was an American conservative political commentator and radio host behind "The Rush Limbaugh Show", died on 17 February, 2021. He was included into the National Radio Hall of Fame and the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). New Study Claiming 'Fungus' Spotted on Mars Met With Scepticism Among Scholars. sputniknews.com The team behind the new research did admit that the objects of their study may be "abiotic", since they cannot rule out "minerals, weathering, and unknown geological forces that are unique to Mars and unknown and alien to Earth."

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Bill Gates Names Three Most Important Inventions of All Time. sputniknews.com Among other things, Bill Gates, who has just written a book about fighting climate change, said there is an urgent need to act on the matter.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Mine Explosion Leaves at Least 10 Indians Dead, More Feared Trapped in Andhra Pradesh, Reports Claim. sputniknews.com In Kadapa, a district of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh rich in sand, gravel, clay-phosphate and limestone, several surface mining operations take place each year at several quarries, which employ local residents.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Photo: Three US Men Found Dead After Allegedly Igniting 'Black Powder Substance' Near Illinois River. sputniknews.com Thursday night, emergency personnel in LaSalle County, Illinois, responded to reports of an explosion along a section of the Illinois River. Several state and federal agents, including Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) personnel, later responded to the scene.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). New York City Restaurants See Drop in Employment Rates After Unemployment Benefits Increase. sputniknews.com When US President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act in March, it offered a $1,400 stimulus check to Americans who earn less than $75,000 a year. The package also granted an extra $300 in weekly unemployment benefits through September 6.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Ransomware Attack Reportedly Shuts US Pipeline Giant. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A ransomware attack caused the temporary shutdown of one of the United States' largest pipeline operators, media reported Saturday.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Why Have Melinda and Bill Gates Decided to Announce Their Split Now? sputniknews.com Bill and Melinda Gates called it quits on Monday; the two, who are among the world's richest philanthropists, announced publicly that they don't believe they can "grow together as a couple" anymore. According to insiders allegedly close to the Gates, the split is more acrimonious than was initially believed.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Dozens of GOP Legislators Write to TikTok CEO to Stop Cartels from Using App to Advertise Smuggling. sputniknews.com The members of Congress have requested information on how the company tackles the illegal activity and the mechanisms it uses to engage with federal agencies.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Burning a Police Station Led to Justice. sputniknews.com As people of good will celebrate or merely breathe a sigh of relief in response to the conviction of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the videotaped torture and murder of George Floyd, it is worth noting that this victory would never likely not have occurred had it not been for a spectacular act of property destruction.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Russian Space Surveillance Station Records Space Activity Surge in 2021, Defence Ministry Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia's Okno-M facility, part of the Centre for Outer Space Monitoring, recorded 30,000 moving objects since the beginning of the year, which marks an increase in space activity compared to 2020, the Russian Defence Ministry stated on Saturday.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Biden Administration Resumes White House Visitor Log Releases Stopped During Trump Term. sputniknews.com US President Joe Biden's team stressed earlier that all official White House visitor logs would be published, in contrast with the previous administration of Donald Trump, which opted not to do so. It is believed that information in the logs is incomplete, as there are ways to correct or avoid recording.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). UAV Attacks Iraq's Ain Al-Asad Air Base That Hosts US Forces, Reports Say. sputniknews.com Earlier, two rockets fell in an empty yard inside the Ain al Asad air base in Iraq's Anbar province.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). UK Military Spends £800 mln on More Than a Hundred Challenger 3 Tanks. sputniknews.com According to the UK Defence Ministry, the vehicle will be the UK's first fully-digitised tank.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Muslims Gather for 'Night of Destiny' Following Violent Struggle at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque. sputniknews.com Saturday night is Laylat al-Qadr or the 'Night of Destiny', the most sacred of the month of Ramadan. Believers will gather for nighttime prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in Jerusalem's Old City.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). 'Warmongering Fool' vs 'Cheeto Jesus': What's Behind Republicans' Push to Purge Liz Cheney? sputniknews.com Liz Cheney, the Wyoming congresswoman and daughter of once powerful GOP grandee and Iraq War architect Dick Cheney, is again facing expulsion from the leadership of her own party over her stance on Donald Trump — a representative of the more assertively anti-globalist, less aggressively interventionist wing of the Republican Party.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Smell of Death: Napoleon 'Overdosed' Himself With Cologne, Leading to Fatal Cancer, Scientist Claims. sputniknews.com The final days of France's former emperor Napoleon Bonaparte might not have been as glorious as his military campaigns — the key man of the French Revolution reportedly suffered from a number of health issues at the time of his death on Saint Helena island in May 1821.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Magnitude 3.7 Earthquake Hits Southern New Zealand, Geological Agency Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A magnitude 3.7 earthquake was registered in southern New Zealand on Saturday morning, local geological agency GeoNet said.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). 'Escape Artist': Rabbit Gets Out of Cage in a Way That is Hard to Believe. sputniknews.com You will certainly watch this video over and over again to try and understand how this 'trick' is being done.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Victory's Test of Time. sputniknews.com The Russian people have every right to proudly proclaim victory over Nazi Germany and fascism in Europe. Every year, celebrations of Victory Day remain as vibrant as ever. And for good reason.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Female Model Detained in Houthi-Controlled Yemeni City Faces 'Virginity Test'. sputniknews.com Arrested earlier this year, Intisar al-Hammadi was charged with carrying out an indecent act and "going against Islamic principles".

sputniknews (2021-05-08). US Africa Command Top General Says China Wants Naval Base in Region. sputniknews.com The US' relationship with China did not get any better when the Biden administration took office, with officials from the two countries openly bickering before the media at a meeting in Alaska hosted by Secretary of State Antony Blinken earlier this year.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Happy-the-Elephant Makes Way Into New York Court Seeking Release From Zoo Captivity, Creates History. sputniknews.com Back in 1971, a female Asian elephant born in the wilderness was reportedly imported to the US from Thailand. The now defunct drive-through natural park Lion Country Safari, Inc. in California bought Happy-the-elephant for $800 along with six other calves and named them all after fairy tale princess Snow White's dwarf friends.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Hunter Biden's Secretary Reportedly Sent Him Flirty Emails. sputniknews.com The assistant also reportedly sent Hunter Biden research on Donald Trump to help Joe Biden's 2020 election bid during the campaign.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Liz Cheney Reportedly 'Generated' WaPo Op-Ed From Def Secs as She 'Worried What Trump Might Do'. sputniknews.com House Republican Conference chair Liz Cheney found herself in the crosshairs of her fellow GOP members recently for refusing to support claims that the former US president, Donald Trump, won the 2020 election. Next week, House Republicans are expected to vote on her possible ouster.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Trainer Joshua Fabia Accuses UFC President Dana White of Having Sex With Female Fighters. sputniknews.com White, a 51-year-old American businessman, has been the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the largest mixed martial arts organisation in the world, since 2001.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Destiny Calling? 'Elon' Predicted to 'Lead Humans on Mars' in Book by Legendary Rocket Physicist. sputniknews.com SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has long nurtured ambitious hopes of one day colonising Mars and sustaining human life there. Recently he took to Twitter to say that launching an uncrewed flight mission to the Red Planet in 2024 was "not out of the question".

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Pro-Independence SNP Party Heading for Win in Scottish Parliament Elections. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Scottish National Party is heading for its fourth consecutive victory in the region's legislative elections with 61 seats in the 129-strong parliament, though the counting is still ongoing.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Building of Libyan Presidential Council Headquarters in Tripoli Attacked, Representative Says. sputniknews.com BENGHAZI (Sputnik) – A building of one of the headquarters of the Libyan Presidential Council was attacked in Tripoli on Saturday, a council representative, Najwa Wahiba, told Sputnik.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Ex-President Barack Obama Reveals Death of Family Dog Bo. sputniknews.com A Portuguese Water Dog, Bo, was a family pet of the former First Family of the United States, and was even occasionally referred to as the 'First Dog'. Born in 2008, the dog joined the Obama family a year later.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Scandal in French Air Force as Pilots Tie Pilot to Pole at Firing Range and Drop Bombs Around Him. sputniknews.com The French Penal Code punishes acts of hazing ('bizutage') with up to six months in prison and a 7,500 euro fine. Until recently, hazing had been seen as a 'rite of passage' symbolising a person's integration into their peer group, with soldiers, students and workers in some professions subjected to the humiliating and potentially deadly practice.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Hundreds of Bottles of 'Chernobyl Booze' Seized in Ukraine, Media Says. sputniknews.com The company that manufactures the spirit is run by scientists working in the Chernobyl exclusion zone who seek to determine whether safe-for-consumption products can be made from things grown in the area.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). California Population Posts Decline for the First Time in Recorded History. sputniknews.com The population growth of the United States' most populous state has slowed significantly in recent years as people and businesses flee high taxes and property costs.

Eurasia Review (2021-05-08). Myanmar: Junta Bans Satellite Television. eurasiareview.com The Myanmar junta added a ban on satellite television to existing restrictions on the internet and media, tightening its grip over information in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. On May 4, 2021, the The military junta claimed that "illegal organizations and news agencies" were broadcasting programs via satellite that threaten state…

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Jurgen Klopp Vows to 'Sort Out' Liverpool Players 'Sulking' Over Failure to Secure Champions League. sputniknews.com England's Liverpool Football Club, which has qualified for the Champions League in the last four seasons, reaching the final twice under team manager Jurgen Klopp, are currently seven points off the top four, with the chances of them catching up looking daunting, albeit not impossible.

Sophia Purdy-Moore (2021-05-08). This charity is teaching children that Black British history is British history. thecanary.co AQA has approved The importance of teaching Black history: | The charity works to support and uplift marginalised young people through a ra…

sputniknews (2021-05-08). The Queen is Not Expected to Return to Buckingham Palace After Philip's Death: Here is Why. sputniknews.com Buckingham Palace, located right in the heart of London, is annually visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists who want to get a closer look at British royal life. But the Queen herself is not a fan of staying at the place — and she has not been living there for a long time already.

Hedelberto López Blanch (2021-05-08). El gasto militar y el hambre mundial. globalizacion.ca La más baja reducción desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial del Producto Interno Bruto (PIB) global ocurrida en 2020 y la continuidad de esa tendencia en 2021 debido a la pandemia de coronavirus, se contrapone a los enormes gastos dedicados a…

Gerardo Villagrán del Corral (2021-05-08). Vacunas y renuncia temporal a las patentes: un pasito positivo. globalizacion.ca El gobierno de Estados Unidos anunció que apoya la renuncia temporal a las protecciones de propiedad intelectual para las vacunas contra el coronavirus, a fin de acelerar la producción y distribución de inmunizantes en el mundo, un pedido que hasta…

thelancet (2021-05-08). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com The SIREN Study Group. SARS-CoV-2 infection rates of antibody-positive compared with antibody-negative health-care workers in England: a large, multicentre, prospective cohort study (SIREN). Lancet 2021; 397: 1459—69—For this Article, Mariyam Mirfenderesky and Thushan De Silva should have been included in the SIREN Study Group, and author EJM Monk's initials have been corrected. These corrections have been made to the online version as of May 6, 2021.

Ashkan Afshin, Justin Lo, Christopher J L Murray (2021-05-08). [Correspondence] Dietary risk versus physical inactivity: a forced comparison with policy implications? — Authors' reply. thelancet.com Ding Ding and colleagues have raised several concerns regarding the disease burden estimates of low physical activity in our Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study.1 First, they point out the similarities between diet and physical activity and raise concern about the approach to define diet on the basis of its individual components, whereas physical activity was treated as a single construct. The rationale and criteria for selecting GBD risk factors have been described in detail elsewhere.2 Briefly, GBD defines diet on the basis of its individual components because evidence on health effects of diet mostly comes fr…

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