Daily Archives: May 10, 2021

2021-05-10: News Headlines

Staff (2021-05-10). From Gaza to Jerusalem: Confront massacres and ethnic cleansing, support Palestinian resistance! samidoun.net —Participate and join an action! See below for events and resources. — As violent colonial settlers march through occupied Palestinian Jerusalem and to the Al-Aqsa Mosque — after Israeli occupation forces injured hundreds of Palestinians in their attacks on worshippers, Israeli drone warplanes just murdered nine Palestinians in Gaza, including three children, in Beit Hanoun. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges all Palestinian, Arab and international supporters of Palestine to escalate their organizing and struggle to confront massacres and ethnic cleansing and support Palestinia…

Staff (2021-05-10). Fierce clashes between Palestinins and Zionists in Quds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Media have reported that the Zionists' atrocities against Palestinian protesters continue. As many as 215 Palestinians were injured on Monday while another Palestinian was martyred in the protests.

Staff (2021-05-10). UN chief calls on Zionists to respect Palestinians rights. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — In response to the Zionist regime's aggression against the Palestinians in the occupied lands and Al-Aqsa Mosque, the UN Secretary-General called on the regime only to be restrained.

Staff (2021-05-10). Zionists resort to boost Iron Dome in fear of Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Due to the fear of Palestinian Resistance rocket attacks, the army of the Zionist Regime, attempted to deploy new Iron Dome systems in southern occupied lands.

Staff (2021-05-10). "Ethnic Cleansing": Amid Protests of Palestinian Evictions in Jerusalem, Israel Raids Al-Aqsa Mosque. democracynow.org Hundreds of Palestinians have been wounded after Israeli forces raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque for the second time in four days, with reports showing police fired rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas at Palestinian worshipers. Palestinians have been staging weeks of protests to block Israel from evicting dozens of Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem to give their homes to Jewish settlers, which the United Nations has described as a possible war crime. Mohammed El-Kurd, a writer and poet who is organizing to save his family's home in Sheikh Jarrah, says the world is seeing coloniali…

Staff (2021-05-10). Headlines for May 10, 2021. democracynow.org Israeli Forces Attack, Injure Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Amid Protests Against Sheikh Jarrah Expulsions, At Least 85 People, Mostly Schoolgirls, Killed in Kabul Bomb Blasts, As COVID Devastates India, New Surges Prompt Restrictions Across Asia; Brazil Tops 15 Million Cases, WHO Approves Chinese Sinopharm Vaccine, Adding to COVAX Arsenal, Protests Erupt After Iraqi Activist Ehab al-Wazni Killed in Karbala, Colorado Springs Shooting Claims 7 Lives During Weekend Marked by Rash of Mass Shootings, DOJ Proposes Rule to Reign in "Ghost Guns" and Other Unregulated Firearms, DOJ Brings Federal Charges Against Derek Chauvin,…

Bel√©n Fern√°ndez (2021-05-10). Western Media Continues to Report Israel's Blatant Brutality as 'Clashes' and 'Scuffles'. commondreams.org "When it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—itself a euphemism for Israel's forever war on Palestinians—the Western corporate media never miss a chance to report blatantly one-sided brutality as 'clashes' and 'scuffles.'" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Juan Cole (2021-05-10). By Supporting Trump's Move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem, Biden Enabled Israeli Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians. commondreams.org "The Biden administration gives lip service to a negotiated settlement and a two state solution. But Washington has done nothing at all to prevent the gradual colonization of the Palestinian West Bank." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Palestine Chronicle (2021-05-10). What Has The PA Done To Halt Israeli Apartheid? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Ramona Wadi* | The Palestinian Authority couldn't have hoped for better timing for the release of the Human Rights Watch report detailing Israel's apartheid system and violations. It's just a pity for the PA that Palestinians are not fooled by a leadership that calls for the international community to act upon the report, while it once again cancels elections in a repetitive cycle that was obviously going to happen from the minute the dates were announced. | A very brief report by Wafa news agency gave details about PA Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh calling upon the UN and its affiliated institutions for…

_____ (2021-05-10). NLG Urges Biden To Align US Israel-Palestine Policy With International Law. popularresistance.org Less than a week after Human Rights Watch published a scathing report accusing the Israeli government of the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution for its treatment of Palestinians, a leading U.S. legal advocacy group on Monday submitted a memorandum to the Biden administration outlining the legal basis for reversing Trump-era pro-Israel policies that violate human rights and international law. | The memo (pdf), authored by the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) International Committee's Palestine Subcommittee, notes that after four years of "bullish and detrimental" U.S. policy on Palestine and Israel u…

WSWS (2021-05-10). Netanyahu's provocations in East Jerusalem threaten war with Palestinians. wsws.org Netanyahu's provocations are tantamount to a declaration of war against the Palestinians and could spark a broader war in the Middle East._…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-05-10). Three Children Reported Among Those Killed by IDF in Gaza as Netanyahu Threatens 'Great Force'. commondreams.org "We welcome all of the international condemnations that we are seeing from countries, be it the United States or otherwise, but we want more than just condemnations. We want Israel to be held accountable for its crimes against Palestinians." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-10). Over 300 Palestinians injured in Israeli attack on Al-Aqsa mosque complex. peoplesdispatch.org For the second time in four days, Israeli forces attacked the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem with stun grenades, tear gas sells and rubber-coated bullets. The attack came ahead of a provocative march by Jewish settlers in the city…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-10). Hundreds of Palestinians injured in Israeli raid on Al-Aqsa mosque and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the violent raid by Israeli forces on the Al-Aqsa mosque, the armed attack on an Indigenous minga in Colombia, and more…

Shabbir H. Kazmi (2021-05-10). What Is Holding Back OIC From Asking Israel To Stop Its Atrocities? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan has condemned Israeli attack on Palestinians outside the Al Aqsa mosque during the holy month of Ramazan and reiterated his call on the international community and the Muslim world to take steps to protect the Palestinians and their legitimate rights. | One of my critics asked this question; even if they convene a meeting and pass a resolution condemning Israeli acts, will it make any difference? I insisted that holding an emergency meeting may prove that Muslim countries are united and support the Palestinians cause. | Having said that I could not resist from saying, "They…

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Jerusalem Day: Israelis Parade Through Old City. sputniknews.com The celebrations will carry on as planned despite several days of violent clashes between the Israeli police and Palestinians on the Temple Mount, that left some 180 people injured, according to the Red Crescent.

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Israel Defence Forces Confirm Three Rocket Strikes Fired From Gaza. sputniknews.com The attack comes after the nation's Iron Dome air defence system intercepted one of the missiles, launched from the Gaza Strip on Sunday, amid an escalation between the Israeli military and Palestinians in the region.

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Unrest in the Holy City: Israeli Police and Palestinians Clash Outside Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. sputniknews.com Jerusalem has been gripped by violence over the past several days following an Israeli court ruling to evict several Palestinian families from the city.

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Red Alert Rocket Sirens Sound in Jerusalem as Israel Comes Under Heavy Fire From Gaza Strip. sputniknews.com The rocket attack comes as tensions are running high in Israel in the wake of a court's decision to evict a Palestinian family from Jerusalem, triggering a series of clashes between Palestinians and the police.

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Jerusalem's Old City Following Clashes Between Israeli Police and Palestinians. sputniknews.com The 10th of May marks Jerusalem Day, an Israeli public holiday commemorating the establishment of Israel's control over the Old City.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-10). Israel to US: Stay Out of Jerusalem Crisis. news.antiwar.com With violence against Palestinians escalating in East Jerusalem, the US expressed "concerns" over the situation and the planned evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. According to multiple media reports, the Israelis didn't want to hear these concerns and told the US not to meddle in the crisis. | The "concerns" were expressed in a Sunday phone call between National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and his Israeli counterpart, Meir Ben-Shabbat.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-10). 20 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza, Including 9 Children. news.antiwar.com At least 20 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli airstrikes that were launched across Gaza on Monday, including nine children. Another 60 Palestinians were wounded in the bombing. | Eyewitnesses said the "My children were martyred. I cannot find any justification whatsoev…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-10). Turkish FM pledges to support rights of Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu pledged to defend the rights of the Palestinian people against Israeli violence in holy Quds .

Staff (2021-05-10). Amid Protests of Palestinian Evictions in Jerusalem, Israel Raids Al-Aqsa Mosque. truthout.org Hundreds of Palestinians have been wounded after Israeli forces raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque for the second time in four days, with reports showing police fired rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas at Palestinian worshipers. Palestinians have been staging weeks of protests to block Israel from evicting dozens of Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem to give their homes to Jewish settlers, which the United Nations has described as a possible war crime. Mohammed…

Brenda Norrell (2021-05-10). 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.

Not One Nickel, Not One Dime (2021-05-10). Petition from Rep. Rashida Tlaib to Stop US/Israeli War Crmes. indybay.org Sign now to call on the U.S. State Department and Department of Defense: Demand an end to Israel's forced displacement of Palestinians from East Jerusalem. See actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-now-to-call…

Staff (2021-05-10). Zionists seek shelters; flights at Ben Gurion re-routed. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Following an ultimatum by the Hamas Al-Qassam Brigades, the Israeli media are reporting the opening of the gates of the shelters in southern occupied Palestine and the rerouting of the planes at Ben Gurion Airport.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-10). Zarif, Cavusoglu discuss Palestine developments in phone call. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Foreign Minister Zarif and his Turkish counterpart Cavusoglu discussed the latest situation in holy Quds and developments in Palestinian-occupied territories.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-10). Zarif, Haniyeh discuss latest developments in Palestine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Head of Hamas' Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh held a phone call on Monday evening to discuss the latest development in Palestinian-occupied lands.

Staff (2021-05-10). Israeli regime attacks several areas in Gaza Strip. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Local sources reported the Israeli regime's artillery attacks on areas east of Rafah in the Gaza Strip.

Staff (2021-05-10). Hamas fires tens of rockets after deadline expires. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — The Hamas Al-Qassam Brigades have announced launching rockets from Gaza Strip towards the Israeli-controlled Palestinian territories.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-10). VIDEO: Gaza rocket hits Israeli-occupied territories. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — The latest video footage shows the moment when a rocket fired from Gaza hits a motorway in Israeli-occupied territories minutes ago.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-10). Clashes In Jerusalem And Fire Exchange Between Gaza And The IDF (Updated). southfront.org Click to see full-size imageUPDATE: According to the reports, Jaysh al-Ummah, an al-Qaeda-inspired Salafi-jihadist group, took responsibility for yesterday's rocket fire towards Israel. | On May 9th, Israel vowed to restore order in Jerusalem after hundreds of Palestinian protesters were wounded in weekend clashes with Israeli security forces. | The area around the revered Al-Aqsa mosque has seen several nights of violence, the worst since 2017, fuelled by a years-long bid by J…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-10). Night Round Of Shelling On Israel Continues. Number Of Casualties In Gaza Grows (Videos 18+). southfront.org The Iron Dome is intercepting more missiles launched from Gaza towards the area of Israeli Ashkelon. The IDF have recently deployed several more batteries in the south and bolstered it with more radars and launchers. |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-10). 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 …

Eurasia Review (2021-05-10). Healthy Young Adults Who Had COVID-19 Might Have Long-Term Impact On Their Blood Vessels And Heart Health. eurasiareview.com New research published in Experimental Physiology highlight the possible long term health impacts of COVID-19 on young, relatively healthy adults who were not hospitalized and who only had minor symptoms due to the virus. | Increased stiffness of arteries in particular was found in young adults, which may impact heart health, and can also be important for other populations who may have had severe cases of the virus. This means that young, healthy adults with mild COVID-19 symptoms may increase their risk of cardiovascular complications which may continue for some time after COVID-19 infection. | While SARS-CoV…

Roger Harris (2021-05-10). Cancel Culture and the Bankruptcy of Liberalism. counterpunch.org Dan Kovalik, professor of human rights law at the University of Pittsburgh, is the accomplished author of books skewering US foreign policy on Venezuela, Russia, Iran, international human rights, and interference in elections abroad. His latest, Cancel This Book, takes aim at the domestic progressive scene and its "cancel culture" aberration. His is a from-the-ground

Valerie Eaton (2021-05-10). Family demands arrest of 8 police for torture, killing of Marvin Scott III. liberationnews.org The struggle to charge cops in Marvin Scott III's death — or even find out the basic details of his last hours — has been an uphill battle.

Dan Cohen (2021-05-10). Meet the Neo-Nazi Advising Colombian Police on How to Break the National Strike. mintpressnews.com Behind The Headlines' Dan Cohen examines the ongoing national strike in Colombia and how President Duque is relying on a neo-fascist ideology to subdue it.

_____ (2021-05-10). In Wake of HRW Apartheid Report, Israeli Propagandists Launch Global PR Offensive. strategic-culture.org Much of the online anger at the Human Rights Watch report was actually manufactured by an Israeli government-sponsored app, Act.IL, which organized supporters of the Jewish state to act in sync to create an artificial groundswell of opposition to it. | By Alan MACLEOD | A recently released bombshell Human Rights Watch (HRW)

_____ (2021-05-10). Media Ignores The Anti-Vax Movement's White Supremacist Roots. popularresistance.org Earlier this year, CBC Marketplace journalists attended a "$623 Mastering Vaccine Info Boot Camp." | The session's host was Sherri Tenpenny, a woman who has built an empire based on convincing others that vaccines are harmful. The participants were introduced to some techniques that have helped push COVID-19 disinformation so effectively. | In their article about the experience published on March 26, Marketplace calls Tenpenny the "self-proclaimed grandmother of the anti-vaccination movement." She is portrayed as a grifter. The series does some back-of-the-serviette math on how much she likely makes for each sess…

Medea Benjamin (2021-05-10). Let's Unite to Cut Military Spending. progressive.org During a pandemic, it makes no sense to approve a military budget that is 95 times the budget of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Roberto Lovato (2021-05-10). The Age of Intersectional Empire Is Upon Us. thenation.com The Age of Intersectional Empire Is Upon Us…

sputniknews (2021-05-10). How White Helmet's Cashbox Mayday Profited Off Syrian Regime Change Op at Expense of EU Taxpayers. sputniknews.com Being aware of fraud allegations against the White Helmets' international cashbox, the Mayday Rescue Foundation, the Dutch government opted to keep it on the hush-hush, the newspaper de Volkskrant reported on 7 May. What's behind the supposed cover-up attempt and what else are European governments hiding?

Paul Goble (2021-05-10). Current Wave Of Repression In Russia About Elections Not Regime Change — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The current wave of intensified repression reflects an underlying problem the Putin regime has but even more the Kremlin's short-term concerns about the upcoming elections where things could go badly wrong for the ruling United Russia, Maksim Ananyev says. But despite that, the regime can survive a long time even without massive electoral support. | In an interview with Radio Liberty's Valentin Baryshnikov, the Melbourne-based Russian political economist says that the regime is turning to repression and propaganda because it can no longer count on economic growth to generate popular support but that the curren…

Akio Tanaka (2021-05-10). 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…

Staff (2021-05-10). May 19 Webinar: Gains of Venezuela's Indigenous Peoples During Bolivarian Revolution and their Struggle Against US Economic War. orinocotribune.com Invitation for a webinar on Wednesday May 19, 7pm (US Eastern Time) | Jose Nelson Mavio Martinez, deputy in Venezuela's National Assembly, indigenous leader and representative for the indigenous peoples of Amazonas and Bolivar (the southern regions of Venezuela). He is the vice-president of Venezuela's Indigenous Parliament. | Jose Nelson Mavio will speak on how the Bolivarian revolution has benefited the indigenous peoples, the effect of the US-Canada-European Union economic warfare on Venezuela's indigenous peoples, and h…

WSWS (2021-05-10). Amazon worker dies at Alabama warehouse, one month after retail union's failed organizing drive. wsws.org Amazon has refused to give the worker's name, insisting that the worker had no previously existing health conditions.

WSWS (2021-05-10). Autoworkers, educators and Amazon workers in US speak on International May Day rally. wsws.org Workers who attended the International May Day Online Rally said they were most struck by the common conditions confronting workers around the world and the call for an international strategy to fight the pandemic, social inequality, and the danger of war.

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-05-10). Why the PRO Act is a Game-Changer for Labor and the Economy. counterpunch.org Among the many reasons behind the recent failure of Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, to form a union was their employer's intimidation tactics about what a union would mean for workers. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) in its response to the disappointing vote against unionization released a statement saying, "Amazon interfered

Amazon Watch (2021-05-10). Friday 5/21: Anti-Chevron Day Protest at Richmond Refinery. indybay.org Chevron Richmond Refinery, | Castro St. entrance — Street parking in Point Richmond (the other side of I-580); please allow up to 15 minutes to walk to the gate.

Lawrence Wittner (2021-05-10). The Fateful Choice: Nuclear Arms Race or Nuclear Weapons-Free World. counterpunch.org The recent announcement by the British government that it plans a 40 percent increase in the number of nuclear weapons it possesses highlights the escalation of the exceptionally dangerous and costly nuclear arms race. After decades of progress in reducing nuclear arsenals through arms control and disarmament agreements, all the nuclear powers are once again

Lawrence Wittner (2021-05-10). The Fateful Choice: Nuclear Arms Race or Nuclear Weapons-Free World. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The recent announcement …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-10). Crashing Out in Hartlepool: Labour Ills and Teflon Boris. counterpunch.org By-election results make poor predictors. The government of the day can often count on a swing against it by irritated voters keen to remind it they exist. It's an opportunity to mete out mild punishment. But the loss of the seat in Hartlepool by the British Labour party is ominous for party apparatchiks. For the

Staff (2021-05-10). 'American taxpayer money is being used to commit human rights violations' in Israel, says Rep. Rashida Tlaib. therealnews.com Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman ever elected to Congress, demanded that President Biden take immediate and concrete action in response to Israeli forces' latest assault on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-05-10). 'Where's the Outrage, POTUS?' Rashida Tlaib Demands US Action as Israeli Forces Assault Al-Aqsa. commondreams.org "Congress must condition the aid we send to Israel, and end it altogether if those conditions are not followed," said Rep. Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American ever elected to Congress. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-05-10). Dan Ellsberg blows the whistle again at UMASS-Amherst Conference to commemorate his legacy. mronline.org Dan Ellsberg, the legendary whistleblower who has been arrested more than 75 times for protesting the U.S. warfare state, has not mellowed with age. | May 10, 2021 | Newswire…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-05-10). Dan Ellsberg Blows the Whistle Again at UMASS-Amherst Conference to Commemorate His Legacy. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Dan Ellsberg, …

WSWS (2021-05-10). JDE strikers in UK: "It's a bit like the pandemic, I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel." wsws.org A reporting team from the World Socialist Web Site spoke with striking workers picketing JDE's Banbury plant.

WSWS (2021-05-10). Sana Clinics in Germany announce mass redundancies‚ÄÜdespite pandemic. wsws.org In the midst of the pandemic, Germany's third largest hospital group, Sana-Kliniken (Sana Clinics), has announced the layoff of over 1,000 employees by the end of the year.

WSWS (2021-05-10). COVID-19 intensifies the class struggle in Australia. wsws.org In Australia, as in many other countries, workers are fighting back against the acceleration of the assault on their conditions during the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-05-10). Colorado teachers denied reemployment by panel of private consultants and administrators. wsws.org The attack on educators at Mitchell High School is just one manifestation of the widespread assault on public education being carried out under the cover of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2021-05-10). Colorado teachers denied reemployment by panel of private consultants, administrators, and union representatives. wsws.org The attack on educators at Mitchell High School is just one manifestation of the widespread assault on public education being carried out under the cover of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Associated Press (2021-05-10). EXPLAINER: Why Are People Protesting Across Colombia? latinorebels.com BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — Thousands of Colombians have protested across the country against a government they feel has long ignored their needs, allowed corruption to run rampant and is so out of touch that it proposed tax increases during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ariel Dorfman (2021-05-10). Theater in the Time of Pandemic. counterpunch.org At a time when we have been deprived of live theater for over a year, I can think of no one as inspiring, no one who proves more vividly why theater matters as it faces an uncertain future than Oscar Castro, a Chilean actor, director, and playwright who died of Covid in Paris on April

Karen Conner (2021-05-10). PREVIEW: What to Look for in the April Consumer Price Index. cepr.net (The monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) is scheduled for release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday, May 12th at 8: 30 AM Eastern Time.) In April, we should be watching for a bounce back in the prices of many areas where we saw price declines due to the pandemic. This list will include restaurants, hotels, …

DMG (2021-05-10). Myanmar: Construction Of Mrauk-U Replica In Thandwe Twsp Over 50% Complete. eurasiareview.com Construction of numerous replicas of ancient Mrauk-U structures on Mya Yadanar Hill in Thandwe Township, Arakan State, is more than 50% complete, according to a local pagoda board of trustees. | Construction of the pagodas began in December 2017, and 117 replicas have been completed to date. | Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and political instability, construction of Mrauk-U's Lay Myethna Pagoda replica was delayed, said U Nyi Phru, a member of the pagoda construction committee. | He added that construction of the Mrauk-U replicas in Thandwe Township was aimed at ensuring that ethnic Burmese, including tourists v…

IESE Insight (2021-05-10). Working Remotely Two To Three Days A Week, The Best Option. eurasiareview.com Contrary to popular belief, only 12% of employees want to work remotely every day. This data point helps bust one of the great working myths which had only gained traction during the COVID-19 pandemic. | It's one of many data points collected for "A Sustainable Work Model: Towards Remote and in-the-Office Work," produced by IESE Business School and the consultancy Savills Aguirre Newman. Led by professor Mireia Las Heras and coauthored by researcher María Barraza (both of IESE), the report draws on the work of collaborators Charo Sáez and Leyre Octavio de Toledo (both of Savills Aguirre Newman) as well as Júli…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-10). Does Loneliness Lurk In Temp Work? eurasiareview.com Recognizing that loneliness is all around, even amongst the working population, is no longer taboo. On the contrary, the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced feelings of loneliness amongst workers and the societal and academic attention therein. | A gap in the knowledge concerning loneliness at work was whether it is more apparent in temporary (versus permanent) contracts and whether it might therefore explain the association between temporary employment and job satisfaction. Researchers at Ghent University provide answers in an academic article just published in PLOS ONE. | 1 out of 8 have the feeling no one…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-05-10). Aligarh Muslim University: Havoc And Hope Amidst Pandemic — OpEd. eurasiareview.com There is a general air of malaise at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). Approximately 43 professors – both serving and retired – have

sputniknews (2021-05-10). 'Totally Off the Rails': Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals She Drank Whiskey Every Day During COVID Lockdown. sputniknews.com Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow is also the owner of a lifestyle company and author of several cookbooks giving advice on healthy ways of eating and living. However, the coronavirus pandemic can apparently impact anyone.

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-05-10). Venezuela's COVID-19 Brief for Sunday: 1,321 Cases, 11 Deaths and 91% Recovery Rate. orinocotribune.com Venezuela reached the 420th day of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic this Sunday, May 9. The country registered 1,321 new cases in the last 24 hours; of them 1,318 were cases of community-transmission and 3 were imported. Eleven deaths were also registered, as reported the executive vice president of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, through her Twitter account. | With this, the country accumulated a total of 207,870 infections and 2,291 deaths from the disease in 420 days. Among them, 14,811 cases reportedly remain active, with 8,779 patients receiving care in hospitals, 5,401 in comprehensive diagnosis cente…

Staff (2021-05-10). COVID-19 death toll in Iran passes 75,000. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran surpassed 75,000 on Monday.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-10). Refugees, COVID-19 and the new 'normal'. greenleft.org.au For the world's most persecuted people, the prospect of a return to 'normal' after the pandemic does not look very bright, writes Joanna Psaros.

Christiana Buyson (2021-05-10). Anti-Asian Hate Crimes. indybay.org Since the start of the pandemic, Anti-Asian Hate Crimes have been on the rise. Many Asian-Americans are being attacked, yet many of the crimes are not being reported.

C.J. Polychroniou (2021-05-10). Remaking the World Starts With the Green New Deal. commondreams.org "Combatting the climate crisis requires a comprehensive social transformation that only the public sector can undertake." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Editor2 (2021-05-10). If Mumia Abu-Jamal's Case is a 'Non-Issue,' Why Have Media Gone to Such Lengths to Silence him? orinocotribune.com By Janine Jackson — May 1, 2021 | WHYY (4/24/21) | Philadelphia public broadcaster WHYY( It noted that the case has "drawn scrutiny" over claims of police, prosecutorial…

Eds. (2021-05-10). Doctors in Nepal warn people could die on streets amid Covid crisis. mronline.org Nepal reported 9,070 new confirmed cases on Thursday, compared to 298 a month ago. | May 10, 2021 | Newswire…

Eds. (2021-05-10). Sweden's hands-off coronavirus model has failed. mronline.org State epidemiologist Anders Tegnell explained—in a now removed article in Dagens Industri, a Stockholm-based financial newspaper—that the country's strategy to contain the virus would not "compromise our social functioning in a way that is more detrimental to any profits". | May 10, 2021…

William I. Robinson (2021-05-10). What are the real reasons behind the New Cold War? mronline.org The U.S. is launching a New Cold War against Russia and China in an attempt to deflect our attention from the escalating crisis of global capitalism. | May 10, 2021 | Newswire…

Eds. (2021-05-10). Oli's virus 'situation under control' remark meets with criticism. mronline.org Crisis continues to deepen with over 8,000 new cases and 53 deaths. Many from Oli's orbit and over two dozen lawmakers test positive ahead of May 10 House session. | May 10, 2021 | Newswire…

John Rachel (2021-05-10). Intolerance as the New Normal. dissidentvoice.org Dan Kovalik's latest is a much-needed, laudable enterprise, courageously sounding the alarm about a tyranny being perpetrated in the name of moral and social renewal. Similar to genocide, it is cultural cleansing, a systematic destruction of what its proponents singularly deem uncomfortable, unsavory, perhaps threatening to them and their adherents. Cancel culture is militantly aggressive, …

Jay Connor (2021-05-10). Serena Williams' Olympic Reign Is in Serious Jeopardy. theroot.com Serena Williams is easily one of the greatest athletes of all time, and in serving double duty as one of the most decorated Olympians ever—her four medals (all gold) are eclipsed by only her sister Venus and Kathleen McKane Godfree,

Albert Bender (2021-05-10). Hundreds march in California for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. peoplesworld.org SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Hundreds of Native people and their allies marched through the streets of Sacramento to bring awareness to the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) that has plagued this country, and Northern California in particular, for years. It is hoped that this march will become an annual occurrence. Those who organized this first …

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. (2021-05-10). Rep. Jim Clyburn Is Out of His Goddamn Mind If He Really Thinks Qualified Immunity Doesn't Have to Be Part of Policing Reform Bill. theroot.com Rep. Jim Clyburn is a political juggernaut. |

Editorial Team (2021-05-10). Communists on the campaign trail '21. challenge-magazine.org Ben Ughetti, is a member of the YCL's East of England branch | With last week's 'Super Thursday' elections, Communists around the country have been pushing for votes. Being the largest election campaign for the Communist Party since the 1980's the Communist Party is fighting to provide a genuine alternative to the mainstream political parties up and down Britain. | Longsight, Manchester | Aaron Andrew was the Communist Party candidate for Longsight in Manchester where he was able to garner 80 votes for the Communist Party. An ardent defender of working families Andrew wants to increase the amount of funding a…

William Astore (2021-05-10). Programmed for War. counterpunch.org Why don't America's wars ever end? I know, I know: President Joe Biden has announced that our combat troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by 9/11 of this year, marking the 20th anniversary of the colossal failure of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney to defend America. Of course, that other 9/11 in 2001 shocked

Chris Gilbert (2021-05-10). Venezuela: And Yet It Moves. counterpunch.org The most impressive rebellions that have taken place over the past half decade—the gilets jaunes, Minneapolis, Chile, and now Colombia—have left political parties and established organizations behind. These either can't catch up or don't want to. The reasons for their lagging behind are surely multiple, but it likely has a connection with another evident problem in our ranks. The established left is increasingly nearsighted. It scans the horizon and sees only the largest shapes.

Tonja Renée Stidhum (2021-05-10). Exclusive Clip: Reform L.A. Jails Wants to Reinvest the $1.6 Million for School Overpolicing Into the Community. theroot.com "Education, not incarceration." |

Staff (2021-05-10). Woke-washing the US military meat grinder. therealnews.com The U.S. military markets itself to working-class and marginalized recruits who are alienated by capitalist society, then it chews them up and spits them out. That's how the system is designed to work.

Laura Capote (2021-05-10). Colombia's leaders want to stain their country with the blood of the working class. peoplesdispatch.org As police and military forces in Colombia use violence to try to repress the massive mobilizations that grew out of a national strike, demonstrators have seen flagrant violations of their human rights. | Mainstream media in Colombia and the South American continent have been selectively silent about the atrocities, and so those seeking to either learn or share information on the situation have had to turn to social media to break the media blockade. During the day, photos are shared of the colorful marches and joyful mobilizations. At night, videos of terror start appearing with a distressing frequency: the mobil…

Jay Connor (2021-05-10). Questlove Reveals What Makes Jay-Z So Successful on Debut Episode of Fader Uncovered. thegrapevine.theroot.com Mark Ronson, a human cheat code who's more commonly known as "Your Favorite Producer's Favorite Producer," has joined forces with The FADER to bless us all with a new podcast,

William Astore (2021-05-10). Programmed for War: counterpunch.org Why don't America's wars ever end? I know, I know: President Joe Biden has announced that our combat troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by 9/11 of this year, marking the 20th anniversary of the colossal failure of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney to defend America. Of course, that other 9/11 in 2001 shocked

Tonja Renée Stidhum (2021-05-10). Netflix Will Not Be Chilling With the HFPA Until 'More Meaningful Changes Are Made'. thegrapevine.theroot.com A lot has happened in Hollywood in the past few days, folks! The folks behind the

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-10). News Guild fights to save newspapers from vulture capitalists. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO —The Chicago News Guild plans a mass rally for May 15 to publicize its campaign to save the Chicago Tribune and allied papers from the predatory private venture fund, Alden Global Capital. The rally will be at Freedom Center, 560 West Grand Ave. The newspaper faces an existential threat from Alden, which already holds …

Miko Peled (2021-05-10). Israel's Pogroms in Jerusalem Could Spark the Destruction of al-Aqsa. mintpressnews.com There is every reason to believe the tragic (and seemingly unbelievable) scenario that one of Jerusalem's holiest sites, and one of the world's most revered monuments, could soon lay ruined in ashes as Zionist forces smile in satisfaction.

Chris Orlet (2021-05-10). Why We Shouldn't be Surprised Some Chinese-Americans Donated to the Proud Boys. counterpunch.org News that nearly 1,000 Chinese Americans donated a total of $86,000 to the far right group the Proud Boys last December shouldn't surprise anyone. It should, however, worry Democrats. Democrats have been counting heavily on shifting demographics with regard to their party's future.

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. (2021-05-10). Symone Sanders Tackled a Protester to Save Biden and Still Didn't Get the Press Secretary Gig. She's Got a Right to Be Upset. theroot.com Symone Sanders, a senior adviser to Vice President Harris, put her reputation and her life on the line trying to propel then-candidate Joe Biden into the White House, so the least he could've done was throw her the White House press secretary job. But that job ended up going to a white woman, Jen Psaki, with no…

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-10). We can defeat the corporate media's war to snuff out independent journalism. dissidentvoice.org My talk at the International Festival of Whistleblowing, Dissent and Accountability on May 8. Transcript below. I wanted to use this opportunity to talk about my experiences over the past two decades working with new technology as an independent freelance journalist, one who abandoned — or maybe more accurately, was abandoned by — what we …

John Feffer (2021-05-10). Immigrants to the Rescue. counterpunch.org Germany faces a major crisis. The German birth rate is considerably below what's needed to replace the population. German seniors, meanwhile, are living longer and drawing more on state resources for their pensions and health care. There are basically two ways out of this demographic crisis. First of all, Germany could boost its birth rate.

_____ (2021-05-10). Multipolarity: Has Kissinger 'Switched Sides' Nearing His Final Days? strategic-culture.org Kissinger is a pro who is expected to hit the numbers of any jersey on any three-step drop, Tim Kirby writes. | When someone speaks Russian, they are opened up to a new competing version of history and reality. For Russian speakers with at least even a passive interest in politics it is very likely that they have heard the expression "the end of history". This is in reference to Francis Fukuyama's book

Staff (2021-05-10). Afghanistan in Mourning After School Bombing in Kabul Kills 85, Mostly Hazara Shiite Girls. democracynow.org At least 85 people, mostly young girls, were killed in Afghanistan after several bomb blasts outside a school in the capital Kabul. Survivors said the bombs were timed to go off as the girls left school for the day. The neighborhood where the attack occurred is mostly populated by the minority Hazara Shia community, and the Afghan government blamed the Taliban, though the group denies responsibility. The massacre came one week after U.S. and NATO forces started their military withdrawal from Afghanistan and amid a surge in violence. We go to Kabul to speak with Basir Bita, a mentor with Afghan Youth Peace Volunte…

Staff (2021-05-10). Weaponizing Trump's Big Lie: Ari Berman on GOP's War on Democracy & Voting Rights. democracynow.org Extreme voting restrictions have advanced in several Republican-led states across the U.S., including in Florida, where Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a sweeping voter suppression bill that will make it harder to vote by mail, limit ballot drop boxes, impose new voter ID requirements and criminalize giving food and water to voters waiting in line at polling places. Mother Jones reporter Ari Berman says these efforts are an extension of former President Trump's "big lie" about voter fraud. "They're trying to make it harder for Democratic constituencies to be able to vote in future elections, and they…

Global Research News (2021-05-10). Selected Articles: US Encirclement of China. globalresearch.ca By Tensions between Washington and Beijing are not merely the recent results of former US President Donald Trump's time in office — but rather just the latest …

Calla Randall (2021-05-10). The Weekly Round-Up: government under pressure over child marriage loophole and fire and rehire schemes. ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: Campaigners have warned that a loophole allowing children aged 16 or 17 to get married with their parents' consent is enabling forced child marriages to take place across England. Current laws against forced marriage to do not specifically protect children, and there are no laws in the UK to prevent religious or customary child …

Staff (2021-05-10). Chomsky: Big Pharma Cares More About Profiting From COVID Than Human Survival. truthout.org The election of Joe Biden has not demolished the Republican Party, or that party's ongoing attempts to block policies that might give humanity a chance at survival. Moreover, the advent of the Biden administration has not negated some of the most persistent threats we face. In this interview, renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky discusses the importance of critical thinking, the deep existential threat of the climate crisis, the possibility of nuclear annihilation, and the tragic continuity of…

Staff (2021-05-10). Liz Cheney Plays the Martyr — But She Helped Build the Monster That Is the GOP. truthout.org While rewatching the

Staff (2021-05-10). Sanders Warns Biden Against Pushing Too Hard for Bipartisanship With Republicans. truthout.org Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders rejected the idea of waiting for Republicans to come around to accept President Joe Biden's proposed infrastructure package, noting that voters don't care about bipartisanship as much as people in Washington think they do. |

Staff (2021-05-10). Sanders Rejects Top Dems' Push for Big Tax Break for the Rich. truthout.org Sen. Bernie Sanders made clear in an interview Sunday that he opposes the push by top Democrats to restore a tax deduction that overwhelmingly benefited the richest households in the U.S., saying such an effort "sends a terrible, terrible message" at a time of "You have got to make it clear which side you are on — an…

Staff (2021-05-10). Anti-Democratic Tradition Is So Ubiquitous That Many Don't Even Recognize It. truthout.org On April 9, President Joe Biden released a $715 billion military budget, which is more than even former President Donald Trump's proposed budget of $704 billion. Meanwhile, the Biden administration still hasn't delivered concretely on plans to stop the war in Yemen. Despite praise for his first 100 days in office, are Biden's primary loyalties to an oligarchic system that benefits the wealthy few by disproportionately extracting resources from its own citizens based on promises they wanted to…

Staff (2021-05-10). The GOP Continues to Rally Around Trumpian "Stop the Steal" Rhetoric. truthout.org Over the weekend, the Virginia Republican Party held its convention at which it was supposed to choose its candidates for the off-year election this fall. The three top candidates for governor have been described as "

Anonymous007 (2021-05-10). Russian Spies In The British Royal Family? Prince Michael Offers Connections To Kremlin. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Some might consider that the sanctions on Russia are a lose-lose situation, in which business is impeded, profits are lost and more. | This is fact for most, but not for everybody. | For example, Queen Elizabeth 2nd's cousin — Prince Michael of Kent appears to be turning a profit allegedly exploiting a relationship he has with the Russian government. | In a Zoom call with the UK's Channel 4, he offered to sell access to Russian President Vladimir Putin's governme…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-10). Military Situation In Yemen On May 10, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 103 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On May 9, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 21 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 9, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 9, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 5 airstrikes on the Hazm area | On May 9, Ansar Allah attacked Khamis Mushait with a Qasef 2k suicid…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-10). SDF Launched Anti-Terrorist Operation In Syria's Deir-Ezzor, But Deadly Attacks On Its Forces Continue. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: sdf-press.com | On Monday 9th, SDF forces launched a four-day security operation against ISIS sleeper cells in Wadi al-Ajij area in northern countryside of Deir Ezzor. The US-led International Coalition supports the operation. | According to the reports by SDF Press agency, the operation targets the ISIS sleeper cells and their weapons caches. It also aims to control the routs of smu…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-10). U.S. Coast Guard Warship Ports In Odessa After Drills With Ukrainian Navy. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 8th, on a distance of more than 100 nautical miles from Odessa, in the exclusive maritime economic zone of Ukraine, the flagship of the Maritime Guard of the State Border Service of Ukraine met the US Coast Guard vessel "Hamilton". | This was reported by the press service of the Ukrainian border guard: "The American partners arrived in Ukraine on a friendly visit, which will include joint maneuvers at sea, trainings to exchange experience in observation and assault operat…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-10). Chad's Military Announces Victory Over FACT, Rebels Disagree. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 9th, Chad's military declared victory over the rebel group Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT) after weeks of fighting. | The fighting led to the Deby visited troops on the battlefield a day after claiming re-election victory and…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-10). Grow Your YouTube Channel: Top Sites –ïo Find Subscribers. southfront.org SPONSORED: | If you are looking for a way to popularize yourself or your business, you would agree that YouTube is one of the easiest ways to do that. The primary thing you require is having many subscribers and engagements to each post on your channel. | For people that are uninformed about This post will…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-10). In Videos (18+): 30 Rockets Launched Towards Israel, After Tel-Aviv Did Not Follow Ultimatum Of Hamas' Armed Wing (UPDATED). southfront.org The armed wing of the Palestinian resistance group Hamas issued an ultimatum to Israeli authorities: to withdraw the police from…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-10). Military Situation In Afghanistan On May 10, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 9, an IED explosion was reported in the Spin Boldak | On May 9, an Afghan Army helicopter crashed near Arghistan | On May 10, at least 11 civilians were killed in the Shahr-e-Safa district of Zabul with a roadside bomb | On May 10, at least 2 civilians were killed in the Pul-e-Matak area in Parwan with a roadside bomb | On May 10, clashes between Taliban and the government forces continue in the several districts of the Baghlan province | MORE ON THE T…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-10). Military Situation In Syria On May 10, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 10, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 53 times: 29 — in Idlib province, 9 — in Latakia province, 9 — in Hama province, 6 — in Aleppo province | On May 9, 6 SDF members reportedly were killed and wounded by unknown gunmen on motorcycles in Busayrah area | On May 9, clashes between Turkish-backed forces and YPG were reported west of al-Bab | On May 9, unidentified gunmen reportedly assassi…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-10). Israeli Helicopter Struck A House In Syria's Al-Quneitra: SANA. southfront.org Illustrative image | On May 10th, Syrian Arab News Agency reported that a helicopter of the Israeli Defence Forces had targeted a residential building in Sirya's al-Quneitra countryside. | According to SANA, one civilian was injured near the Ain al-Tina village, west of Hadar town. | According to some sources, two explosions were heard in the area. |

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-05-10). The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

_____ (2021-05-10). United States Withdraws From Afghanistan? strategic-culture.org By Noam CHOMSKY, Vijay PRASHAD | The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001 was criminal. It was criminal because of the immense force used to demolish Afghanistan's physical infrastructure and to break open its social bonds. | On October 11, 2001, journalist Anatol Lieven interviewed the Afghan leader Abdul Haq in Peshawar, Pakistan. Haq, who led part of the resistance against the Taliban, was getting ready to return to Afghanistan under the cover of the U.S. aerial bombardments. He was, however, not pleased with the way the United States had decided to prosecute the war. "Military action by itself in the…

Staff (2021-05-10). Abdullah reacts to Taliban declaration of ceasefire in Kabul. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA)— Head of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation showed reaction to a move taken by Taliban in announcement of a three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, marking end of month of Ramadan.

Jason Ditz (2021-05-10). Envoy Says US Will Back Republic If Taliban Rejects Peace. news.antiwar.com In comments on Friday, US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said that the US priority in Afghanistan is political unity, and that if the Taliban won't go along with the peace process, Khalilzad added that there is an international consensus not just for a negotiated settlement, but against the idea of any military solution in Afghanistan after decades of fighting. | This all boils down to threats to further extend the war, and to back the Taliban's opponents. Despite this, Taliban sp…

Jason Ditz (2021-05-10). Scores Killed as Afghan Fighting Spreads to Several Provinces. news.antiwar.com Another weekend in Afghanistan saw heavy fighting spreading to several provinces around both the north and south. Scores of fighters from both the military and Taliban were reported killed, and reports on who had the advantage were conflicting. | The Afghan Defense Ministry Ghazni and Baghlan Provinces seem to be the heaviest sites of fighting, with Afghan Army officials…

Jessica Corbett (2021-05-10). Climate and Indigenous protesters across 4 continents pressure banks to #DefundLine3. nationofchange.org "In solidarity with Indigenous leaders, we are calling for fossil fuel divestment to protect the water and climate, and the health and survival of Indigenous communities."

WSWS (2021-05-10). New Zealand's Labour-Greens government is imposing historic attacks on the working class. wsws.org Working people in New Zealand and the Pacific region face a worsening healthcare and social crisis, completely discrediting claims that the Ardern government represents a progressive alternative.

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Doctor Warns India May Witness 1 Million New Cases Each Day. sputniknews.com India is currently struggling to contain the outbreak of COVID-19, which has crippled its healthcare system, with thousands waiting for hospital beds, oxygen, and ventilators on a daily basis. The devastation may escalate in the coming days, as the virus is spreading in rural parts of the country.

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Traditional Recipe: Indian Village Treats COVID-19 Patients With Cow Urine and Dung. sputniknews.com India is currently battling its second wave of COVID-19, but this time, the infection has also reached rural part of the country, challenging the healthcare system. Witnessing the surge, many state governments have permitted villages to set up isolation centres and treat villagers with mild symptoms of the disease.

commondreams (2021-05-10). 450 Academics, Civil Society Organizations, Politicians, Unions, Faith Leaders, and Healthcare Workers Call for Boris Johnson to Waive Vaccine Patents. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-10). 'An Important Step': Biden's HHS Reverses Trump Attack on Healthcare Protections for Transgender People. commondreams.org "Fear of discrimination can lead individuals to forgo care, which can have serious negative health consequences," said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, announcing the reversal of a Trump-era rule which allowed discrimination against transgender people. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jeff Cohen, Norman Solomon (2021-05-10). Congresswoman Jayapal misses the mark by saying Biden deserves an 'A' grade. nationofchange.org To effectively confront the enormous problems facing our country and world, progressives need to soberly assess everything—good, bad and mixed.

Norman Solomon, Jeff Cohen (2021-05-10). Congresswoman Jayapal Misses the Mark. indybay.org No way does Biden deserve an "A"

Jeff Cohen, Norman Solomon (2021-05-10). It Is Not Time for Progressives to Be Giving Joe Biden an 'A' Grade. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Marjorie Cohn (2021-05-10). US-Made Border Crisis Persists Despite Biden's About-Face on Refugee Cap. zcomm.org This week's news of the Biden-Harris administration's about-face on U.S. refugee policy was a win for all the progressive forces that have been pressuring Biden…

Moderator (2021-05-10). Lee Camp: 13 Facts About American Prisons That Will Blow Your Mind. scheerpost.com [Thomas Hawk / CC BY-NC 2.0] By Lee Camp / Original to ScheerPost In a few minutes time you'll want to abolish prisons. If you're not ready for that intellectual and emotional transformation, then please stop reading now. Or put on your thunder shirt. If you grew up in the United States, like I did, then you probably think prisons are a fact of life. We just go through our day-to-day assuming that… |

WSWS (2021-05-10). Experts estimate COVID-19 death toll in India at over one million. wsws.org India, which has experienced 10 million new cases in the last four months, now accounts for 20 percent of all active cases and 7 percent of all deaths globally.

Robert Reich (2021-05-10). Robert Reich: Republicans Tried To Overturn The Election, We Must Not Forget — OpEd. eurasiareview.com America prefers to look forward rather than back. We're a land of second acts. We move on. | This can be a strength. We don't get bogged down in outmoded traditions, old grudges, obsolete ways of thinking. We constantly reinvent. We love innovation and disruption. | The downside is a collective amnesia about what we've been though, and a corresponding reluctance to do anything about it or hold anyone accountable. | Now, with Covid receding and the economy starting to rebound — and the 2020 election and the attack on the Capitol behind us — the future looks bright. | But at the risk of being the sku…

MISES (2021-05-10). Social Media's Algorithms Aren't Really Controlling You — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By David Gordon* | Senator Josh Hawley's just-published The Tyranny of Big Tech (Regnery, 2021) raises important issues. Hawley asks, for example, Do Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube censor views that that their managers do not like? It seems clear that the answer is yes. Many people who have tried to post Facebook comments that criticize the "official" line on covid-19 have had their posts removed and have been sentenced to "Facebook Jail." YouTube removed a popular video by Tom Woods that argues lockdowns and masks are ineffective. What, if anything, should be done about this? Hawley notes also that these medi…

Ron Paul (2021-05-10). Ron Paul: Covid Authoritarians Abuse Children — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Centers for Diseases Control (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has "recommended" that children wear masks while playing. Her offered reason is to ensure Covid is not spread by "heavy breathing" of children near each other while around a soccer ball. | Dr. Walensky's recommendation is one more example of Covid authoritarians' refusal to "listen to the science." The science says no to lockdowns and masks. The masks are not blocking the very small viruses in "heavy breathing." Dr. Walensky also ignores the science showing that wearing a mask while exercising or playing sports has negative health effects. | Dr.

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Delhi Gov't Orders Probe After COVID Patients Go Missing From Hospitals. sputniknews.com According the Health Ministry, India on Sunday witnessed a massive surge of 366,161 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 22.6 million, while 3,754 people died due to the virus in the last 24 hours.

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Netizens Question Meghan Markle's Statement That COVID-19 Has 'Disproportionately Affected Women'. sputniknews.com This was the first televised appearance by the Duchess of Sussex since she appeared alongside her husband in the controversial tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, during which the couple shed light on life inside Buckingham Palace.

sputniknews (2021-05-10). About 21.5Mln People in Russia Vaccinated Against COVID-19, President Putin Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – More than 21 million people in Russia have been vaccinated against COVID-19, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-10). 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 …

Dr. Peter McCullough (2021-05-10). Treatment of Covid-19: Dr. Peter McCullough's Important Statement to the Texas Senate. globalresearch.ca Dr. Peter McCullough is Professor of Medicine and Vice Chief of Internal Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. | He is a Principal Faculty in internal medicine for the Texas A & M University Health Sciences Center. | Scientific …

news.un (2021-05-10). COVID's grip keeps world in 'perilous situation'. news.un.org Amidst an "unacceptably high plateau" in COVID-19 cases and deaths globally, the UN health agency chief on Monday shone a light on last week's death toll that totalled‚ÄØalmost 90 thousand people and 5.4 million reported cases.

Staff (2021-05-10). Bolivia's Arce: Rich Countries Hoard Vaccines & Turn them Into Commodities. orinocotribune.com Bolivian President Luis Arce affirms that the "savage capitalism" that rules in rich countries has turned COVID-19 vaccines into merchandise. | "The rich countries have hoarded vaccines, the vaccine has become a new commodity in the world because of savage capitalism," the Bolivian head of state denounced on Saturday, through a message posted on Twitter . | Arce's tweet included the statements he offered during an exclusive interview with various state media on the occasion of the first six months of his tenure. The president also expressed concern about the lack of a "structural" solution to the coronavirus pand…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-10). 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 (2021-05-10). 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 (2021-05-10). 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 …

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Israel Relaxes Restrictions While Medics Worry New COVID Strains May Be Resillient to Vaccines. sputniknews.com In a country where the majority of its citizens are fully vaccinated, new strains of the virus are not that scary but an expert warns that Israelis should still be observing restrictive measures to avoid a repetition of past mistakes.

sputniknews (2021-05-10). India Should Prepare for Possible 'Third' COVID Wave by Issuing Under-15s With Vaccine, Prof. Says. sputniknews.com Veteran Indian virologist Professor Ramaswamy Pitchappan tells Sputnik that even as there is no conclusive data to predict that a third COVID surge in India would infect children, he concedes that the immune system of kids below 15 years of age is not as "experienced" as that of adults.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-10). 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 …

The Canary (2021-05-10). Covid vaccine maker BioNTech reports eye-watering profit in first quarter. thecanary.co German pharmaceutical company BioNTech has reported a net profit of 1.13 billion euros ( £972 million) in the first quarter of this year on the back of strong revenues from its coronavirus vaccine. | The company's estimated revenues surged to more than two billion euros for the period from January to March, compared with just 28 million euros in the same period last year. | BioNTech developed the first widely used vaccine against Covid-19 together with US partner Pfizer, which holds the market and distribution rights in much of the world. | The Mainz-based company said its revenues included more than 1.75 b…

Gary Taxali (2021-05-10). Covid: Un-United States of Guns. thenation.com Covid: Un-United States of Guns…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-05-10). WHO Declares Covid Mutation Found in India a 'Variant of Concern' for Global Health. commondreams.org "I think what we're seeing is more transmissible," said WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-05-10). 400+ Covid Survivors, Academics, and Advocacy Groups Push Boris Johnson to Back Vaccine Patent Waiver. commondreams.org "It is utterly shameful that the U.K. remains complicit in this crisis. The prime minister must now read the writing on the wall." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Sundance (2021-05-10). Big Pharma Creates COVID Vaccination Wristbands to Help Speed Up Checkpoint Passage. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Comrades, let it …

Dr. Jennifer Margulis (2021-05-10). Halt COVID Vaccine, Prominent Scientist Tells CDC. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. In a public …

Dr. Meryl Nass (2021-05-10). Covid-19: Fifteen Important Concepts. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. These are the …

Uwe Alschner (2021-05-10). Video: Kenyan Physicians Question Gene Therapy Vaccine, Say Powers of the World Are Suppressing Effective Early COVID Treatment. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. In an interview …

Noah Higgins-Dunn (2021-05-10). Pfizer, AstraZeneca COVID Vaccines Probed in Europe after Reports of Heart Inflammation, Rare Nerve Disorder. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Europe's drug regulator …

Canadian Physicians (2021-05-10). College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) Forbids Physicians from Questioning Official Covid-19 Measures. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. We are a …

Colin Todhunter (2021-05-10). Covid Lockdown in India: Anthony Fauci 'Has No Clue and No Authority to Lecture on What Is Good for India'. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. In light of …

Dr. Mike Williams (2021-05-10). Clotting and COVID Vaccine "Science" globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Even a cursory …

Brian Shilhavy (2021-05-10). Healthy Utah High School Athlete Develops Blood Clots in His Brain Following COVID Injection. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The local corporate …

Brian Shilhavy (2021-05-10). CDC Reports 2 More Infant Deaths Following Experimental COVID Injections During Clinical Trials. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The CDC released …

Abby D. (2021-05-10). Sonoma County Child Protective Services Referrals Down. indybay.org Covid has affected Child Protective Services. Since Covid started the reports have gone down. Now that school has gone online the teachers haven't been reporting. The police and hospital staff have been the ones reporting the more severe cases.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-10). As EU Tells US to Export Covid Vaccine Doses Before Suspending Patents, Critics Knock Lack of 'Global Leadership'. commondreams.org "Much more will need to be done to make a 'People's Vaccine' universally available as soon as possible." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Toby Blomé (2021-05-10). Sunday 5/9: CODEPINK Mother's Day Peace Rally. indybay.org Golden Gate Bridge, Welcome Center Plaza, S.F. Side…

Leon Kunstenaar, CodePink (2021-05-10). CODEPINK Holds Mother's Day Peace Rally at Golden Gate. indybay.org Continued killing in Afghanistan and other issues protested…

Toward increasing Networking (2021-05-10). Online events w/ Gabor Mate, Varoufakis, Vijay Prashad, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor & others. indybay.org Here are some 17 online events taking place over the next 10 days (and starting tomorrow, May 10), featuring people such as Gabor Mate, Varoufakis, Vijay Prashad, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

_____ (2021-05-10). Brooklyn's Waterfront: A Just Transition? popularresistance.org When Aroldo Garcia learned that the operations base for a major offshore wind project was coming to his Brooklyn neighborhood, he thought about the jobs it could provide for his family members and friends who worked as handymen and contractors, and for others who didn't have work at all. | The project promised to bring more than a thousand new jobs to a waterfront site in Sunset Park, a largely immigrant, working-class community where many residents have struggled to keep up with the rising cost of living. It was, he thought, exactly the type of development people had been waiting for. | "These are not service ty…

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Biden to Meet House GOP Leader This Week to Mend 'Frosty Ties', Report Says. sputniknews.com Kevin McCarthy first called for a meeting with President Joe Biden in a 5 March letter, where the House minority leader focused on the growing surge of unaccompanied migrant children emerging at the US' southern border.

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Texas Sheriff Slams Biden Admin for 'Forcing' National Guard to Clean Up Trash After Immigrants. sputniknews.com As the situation with the surging numbers of immigrants on the US-Mexico border is called "a crisis" by many, neither US President Joe Biden nor his vice president, Kamala Harris, have yet to visit the region, for which both have faced criticism.

Paul Dobson (2021-05-10). Venezuela: Accusations of Meddling in Colombia Protests 'Shameful'. venezuelanalysis.com Colombian state violence and human rights abuses have stoked the protests in which nearly 50 have died.

Staff (2021-05-10). Aid to Venezuela Aimed to Unseat Maduro — US Government Watchdog. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The Office of …

Editor2 (2021-05-10). In Wake of Israel's Brutal Raid, EU Calls for De-Escalating Perilous Situation in Al-Quds. orinocotribune.com The European Union (EU) has called for de-escalating the alarming situation in East Jerusalem al-Quds and the al-Aqsa Mosque after Israeli forces brutally raided Palestinian worshipers at the holy mosque compound. | In a "The European Union cal…

Carlos Arellán (2021-05-10). House of Cards? Colombia's Foreign Minister Claudia Blum Resigns—Paro Nacional Effect. orinocotribune.com This Sunday, May 9, the resignation of Colombia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Claudia Blum was announced, the second resignation from Iván Duque's cabinet in the last two weeks. | Blum's departure reinforces the view that things are not only going wrong in the country, but in the government as well, due to the human rights crisis created by a brutal response of President Iván Duque to the national strike, and due to his incapacity to negotiate a tax reform. | The proposed bill would have proved most damaging to the vulnerable sectors of Colombia's population. The original requests of the National Strike Committee…

WSWS (2021-05-10). Steelworkers union offers more concessions as Allegheny Technologies management threatens to bring in strikebreakers. wsws.org The United Steelworkers seeks to push through a concessions contract as it continues to isolate the 1,300 steelworkers who are entering the sixth week of their strike against Allegheny Technologies in Pennsylvania and four other states.

WSWS (2021-05-10). German law enforcement and judiciary maintain "sole perpetrator" narrative in far-right terrorist threats. wsws.org Information available so far paints a picture of a criminal network of armed neo-Nazis and right-wing extremist police officers, which is being shielded and minimized by the law enforcement agencies and leading politicians.

WSWS (2021-05-10). US drive against China sharpens political tensions in the Philippines. wsws.org The bourgeois opposition to President Duterte have formed a coalition party, 1Sambayan, whose fundamental concern is to reorient Philippine foreign relations away from Beijing and back towards Washington.

WSWS (2021-05-10). Australia: Seven-year-old girl dies after waiting more than two hours in Perth emergency department. wsws.org The child's death followed multiple warnings by nurses at the Perth Children's Hospital that the emergency department was dangerously understaffed.

WSWS (2021-05-10). This week in history: May 10-16. wsws.org 25 years ago: ValuJet Flight 592 crash kills 110 on board On May 11, 1996, Atlanta-bound ValuJet Flight 592 crashed in the Florida Everglades approximately 10 minutes after takeoff, killing all 110 people on board.

WSWS (2021-05-10). UK: Jacobs Douwe Egberts workers strike against "fire and rehire" wsws.org Unite's sole concern is that new demands for workplace flexibility, cuts to pay, redundancies and pension reform, must be implemented via corporatist agreements with the union.

WSWS (2021-05-10). US ruling class moves to slash jobless aid. wsws.org A tightly choreographed media blitz is underway to justify the cutoff of unemployment aid in order to compel workers back into low-wage jobs.

WSWS (2021-05-10). Part one of a conversation with film historian, scholar James Naremore: The films of American director Charles Burnett. wsws.org James Naremore's latest books include Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge and the recently published Letter From an Unknown Woman. We spoke recently about the two works.

WSWS (2021-05-10). Scottish National Party's fourth election win threatens UK breakup. wsws.org After her election victory for the devolved Scottish parliament, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon immediately announced her intention to introduce a bill for a second independence referendum.

WSWS (2021-05-10). Alabama police officer convicted of murder in shooting of suicidal man. wsws.org Jeffrey Parker called 911 seeking help for his suicidal thoughts. When Officer William Darby arrived, he was in the house for just 11 seconds before fatally shooting Parker.

WSWS (2021-05-10). Wisconsin militia member in Whitmer plot extradited to Michigan, released on bond. wsws.org Brian Higgins is one of 14 men charged in the kidnapping and assassination plot of Michigan Governor Whitmer which presaged the January 6 coup attempt.

WSWS (2021-05-10). Election losses for Labour prompts further rightward shift by Starmer. wsws.org Labour's dire showing was the occasion for the media to conclude—with fervent backing from party leader Sir Keir Starmer and his supporters—that a sharper turn to the right was needed.

WSWS (2021-05-10). German government opposes lifting of patents on coronavirus vaccines. wsws.org The opposition to the lifting of patents is about money, a huge amount of money. The business of coronavirus vaccines is extremely lucrative.

James O'Neill (2021-05-10). The Realities of Changing Power in Asia Require a Fundamental Rethink in Australian Policies. dissidentvoice.org And important article has been written by Hugh White the emeritus professor of strategic studies at the Australian National University and a former deputy secretary of the Department of Defence. It deserves to be widely read and the points he makes absorbed by all who are concerned about the current direction of Australia's defence strategy. …

Fight Back (2021-05-10). WFTU: Long Live May 9th! Long live Peoples' anti-fascist Victory! fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). | The World Federation of Trade Unions honors the 76th anniversary of the peoples' anti-fascist victory on May 9, 2021. | 9 May is the symbol of the great victory over Fascism and Nazism which in the times of the II World War seemed impossible to many. However, the enormous military power of the Germans and the Fascist Axis (Italy and Japan), despite the enormous support they received from the German and the International Monopolies, was defeated by the organized resistance of the peoples and the role…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-05-10). Tomgram: William Astore, War Is Strictly Business in Twenty-First Century America. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Here's the strange thing: almost 20 years into a series of chaotic, staggeringly expensive, failing wars across significant parts of the planet, the U.S. military — "the greatest force for human liberation the world has ever known" (George …

Dean Baker (2021-05-10). The Fighting Isn't Over: Review of The Ten Year War, by Jonathan Cohn. cepr.net Jonathan Cohn is one the country's best health care reporters. I've learned much over the years from reading his work in the New Republic and the Huffington Post, as well as Sick, his earlier book on the health care system. For this reason, I was somewhat disappointed in his book on the passage of Obamacare …

Fight Back (2021-05-10). Condemn the killings of protesters in Colombia, free Simon Trinidad! fightbacknews.org Fight Back! is circulating the following statement from the Committee to Free Simon Trinidad. Simon Trinidad is a prisoner of the U.S. empire who has done nothing wrong, only struggled to free his country. | The Committee to Free Simón Trinidad condemns police murders and violent repression of protesters by the Colombian government. In the last ten days, Colombian police and military forces killed at least twenty-six protesters in the streets protesting higher taxes and government cutbacks. Backed by the U.S. government and President Biden, nobody will be prosecuted for these police killings and political repress…

_____ (2021-05-10). Service Workers Aren't Lazy — They Don't Want To Risk Dying. popularresistance.org Business owners around the country are offering up a lament: "no one wants to work." A McDonalds franchise said they had to close because no one wants to work; North Carolina congressman David Rouzer claimed that a too-generous welfare state has turned us all lazy as he circulated photos of a shuttered fast-food restaurant supposedly closed "due to NO STAFF." | Most of these complaints seem to be coming from franchised restaurants. Why? Well, it's not complicated. Service workers didn't decide one day to stop working — rather huge numbers of them cannot work anymore. Because they've died of coronavirus. | A…

WIlliam Astore (2021-05-10). Endless war is a feature of our national programming. nationofchange.org Do we have the collective courage to make a better fate for ourselves by pulling the plug on the war machine?>

Fight Back (2021-05-10). Los Angeles: Boyle Heights celebrates May Day. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – For the sixth consecutive year, Centro CSO held their May Day march and rally in Boyle Heights. Main demands were "Legalization for all" and "Jail killer cops." | At 11 a.m., attendees assembled at the corner of Mathews Street and Chavez Avenue. Luis Sifuentes with Centro CSO started the rally with a passionate and inspiring speech about the importance of International Workers Day. | "The working class fought back against the monopoly capitalists who subjected us to super exploitation and inhumane living conditions almost 200 years ago and won the eight-hour work day," Sifuentes said. "The rich…

Arturo "Tootie" Alvarez (2021-05-10). Alejandro Negrete and the Role of Family in Organizing. latinorebels.com I want Latino organizers to have the space to talk and share their knowledge.

_____ (2021-05-10). US, UK, EU Barbaric Sanctions Are Killing Syrians. popularresistance.org In order to review the sanctions against Syria, we must see these sadistic, punitive measures in greater context. We must review US UK and EU neocolonialist foreign policy which invariably leads to conflict and is based on lies, in order to protect their world order which is the oppression and subjugation of sovereign states that do not comply with their need to control global resources. | On that basis the incremental and illegal sanctions now crippling the Syrian economy in its most fragile stage, post war, are an attempt by the US alliance to prevent Syria winning the hybrid war that has been waged against it…

Mike Ervin (2021-05-10). Smart Ass Cripple: Police Are Not Mental Health Professionals. progressive.org When cops are the first responders to a mental health crisis, it often ends in tragedy.

_____ (2021-05-10). Mother's Day Demonstration At Trident Nuclear Submarine Base. popularresistance.org Bangor, Maine – people were present on May 8th (the day before Mother's Day), at the demonstration against Trident nuclear weapons at the Bangor submarine base. Five demonstrators blocked the main highway entrance into the base for over 20 minutes and were cited by the Washington State Patrol. | At around 2 pm on Saturday, the five demonstrators entered the highway carrying two large banners stating,"CONGRESS WANTS $1 TRILLION FOR NUKES–What will be left for our children" and "TRIDENT THREATENS ALL LIFE ON EARTH" and blocked all incoming traffic at the Main Gate at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. They were removed fro…

Birrion Sondahl (2021-05-10). The Revolutionary Dictatorship of the Proletariat. realprogressives.org "That this dictatorship itself only constitutes the transition to the abolition of all classes and to a classless society."

Dean Baker (2021-05-10). Are Those $300 Weekly Supplements Making It Impossible for Employers to Get Good Help? cepr.net The Republicans' complaint of the day is that the $300 weekly supplements to unemployment insurance benefits, which was included in President Biden's recovery package, are keeping people from working. The argument is, that because many workers in low-paying jobs can get more money from not working than they get on their job, they are choosing …

Max Moran (2021-05-10). The Tattered Insider Histories of Our Possible Future Ambassadors. counterpunch.org On April 20, President Joe Biden remarked that the police murder of George Floyd "ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism" in American policing, and he called for action at all levels of government "to ensure that Black and brown people or anyone… [doesn't] fear the interactions with law

_____ (2021-05-10). Over 215 Injuries Among Palestinian Worshipers At Al-Aqsa Mosque. popularresistance.org Occupied Jerusalem – The Red Crescent said that the number of injuries among Palestinian worshipers at Al-Aqsa Mosque has increased to reach more than 215, including 135 cases that were hospitalized and 4 in critical condition. | Most of the injuries were to the face and eyes, as the occupation forces have been firing rubber-coated metal bullets and stun grenades at the worshipers, the Red Crescent said. | Several worshipers are also trapped in the Qibali prayer room at Al-Aqsa Mosque, as the Israeli forces prevented them from going to the courtyards of the mosque, and attacked them with tear gas canisters.

Taylor Hudak (2021-05-10). History: The Kent State May 4, 1970 Shootings. New Documents Surface, Raise Serious Questions. globalresearch.ca Professor Frank's actions on May 4, 1970 saved hundreds of lives. In an emotional plea to the students and protestors, Glenn Frank said: "I am begging you right now if you don't disperse right now they're going to move in and it can only be a slaughter."

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-05-10). Argentine organizations demand safe return of Lichita in Paraguay. peoplesdispatch.org 14-year-old Carmen Elizabeth Oviedo Villalba, also known as Lichita, was illegally detained by the Joint Task Force (FTC) of the Paraguayan army on November 30, 2020, in the forest region of the Yby Yaú city. Lichita has disappeared since then…

Sean Fleming (2021-05-10). Feeding a city from the world's largest rooftop greenhouse. nationofchange.org "Our objective at Lufa is to get to the point where we're feeding everyone in the city."

Project Censored (2021-05-10). Excerpts From "The Long Sili-CON: Power and Censorship in the Digital Era" projectcensored.org This week's program presents excerpts from "The Long Sili-CON: Power and Censorship in the Digital Era," a live online discussion co-produced by Project Censored and The Real News Network. The…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-10). Belarus: What last Western-sponsored liberation looked like. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Belarusian Telegraph AgencyMay 9, 2021 Excerpts: The president pointed out that a cruel and sometimes bloody redivision of the world had begun. "We don't want to falter and face this steamroller. Once we falter, we will be broken just like we were many times in the course of history. They will wipe their feet off …

Chard DeNiord (2021-05-10). Screen Shot 2021-05-10 at 10.48.08 AM.png. progressive.org move from tree to…

Newsclick (2021-05-10). G7 and the US bid to reassert hegemony. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the latest G7 Foreign Ministers' meeting, the relevance and implications of the statements of the group and their approach to China and Russia…

Kweli Nzito (2021-05-10). America's Suffers Attack of Selective Islamophilia. counterpunch.org Those who will not pay tribute under threat of menace, must ultimately face the menace — Jason Hirthler, The Blind Reading the Blind, CounterPunch, December 8, 2017. In SE Asia and the Middle East, millions of lives have been sacrificed. Fabrications — imperial deceits carefully reworked as truths, juxtaposed with the tired pretexts of spreading

Anne Petermann (2021-05-10). USDA May Allow Genetically Modified Trees to be Released Into the Wild. counterpunch.org On August 18, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a petition by researchers at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) seeking federal approval to release their genetically engineered (GE) Darling 58 (D58) American chestnut tree into U.S. forests. Researchers claim the transgenic D58 tree will resist

_____ (2021-05-10). Biden Is Reviewing US Policy In North Korea. popularresistance.org Since 2018, hundreds of new sanctions targeting the civilian economy have been imposed on the people of North Korea. In 2018 alone, new and existing sanctions caused almost 4,000 preventable civilian deaths. Around 11 million North Koreans are deprived of sufficient access to basic foodstuffs, clean drinking water or essential medical services. | Subjected to ever-increasing sanctions, North Korea is projected to suffer a food deficit of 1.3. million tons this year, worsening the already dire condition endured by a broad swath of the population. More than 40 percent of North Korea's 25 million people are consider…

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