Daily Archives: May 13, 2021

2021-05-13: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-13). The world stands with Palestine. peoplesdispatch.org Amid the bombing siege of the Gaza Strip and the brutal repression of worshipers in al-Aqsa Mosque, protests against Israeli aggression and in solidarity of the Palestinian struggle have been organized globally…

_____ (2021-05-13). Palestinians Undeterred As Israeli State Unleashes Devastation. popularresistance.org Above photo: Worshippers pray at Al Aqsa Mosque on Eid in Jerusalem. From the Palestinian Information Center. Despite the recent escalation of attacks on Palestinian Muslims worshipping at Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, tens of thousands of people attended prayers for Eid on Thursday, as the Palestinian Information Center reports: Occupied Jerusalem — Tens of …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-13). Amid relentless Israeli offensive, Palestinians remain defiant. peoplesdispatch.org The Israeli assault on Palestinians continued on Wednesday with fresh air strikes. Meanwhile, Palestinians and people across the world have risen in protest against the atrocities.

Israel Shahak (2021-05-13). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

Staff (2021-05-13). Palestinians Face Mob Attacks Inside Israel as Assault on Gaza Escalates. truthout.org Image Credit: Twitter: @theIMEU | Televised images of Israeli mobs attacking Palestinians have been widely denounced by Israeli media and public figures, but Palestinian writer Budour Hassan says the selective outrage ignores decades of occupation that have led to this point. "There is some mention of these lynch mobs that are attacking Palestinians in mixed cities. What is not mentioned is who emboldened these lynch mobs. We're talking about state-sponsored, decades-long discrimination, isolation a…

Human Rights Watch (2021-05-13). Jerusalem to Gaza, Israeli Authorities' Escalation Highlights Reality of Apartheid, Persecution for Millions of Palestinians. juancole.com By Omar Shakir | Israel and Palestine Director | — ( Human Rights Watch) — Forcible takeovers of homes, brutal suppression of demonstrators, places of worship under assault, identity-based communal violence, indiscriminate rocket attacks, children killed in strikes: what to make of the dizzying headlines out of Israel and Palestine in recent days? Without doubt, …

Staff (2021-05-13). "The Scene Is Horrific": Gazans Trapped as Israel Escalates Bombing, Killing Dozens in the Territory. democracynow.org The death toll in Gaza has reached at least 83, including 17 children, and hundreds of people have been injured, as Israel's aerial bombardment of the besieged territory continues. Israel is now sending troops to the Gaza border for a possible ground invasion as many Palestinians are celebrating Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The Biden administration on Wednesday gave Israel a green light to continue its assault, and Israel has reportedly rejected calls for an immediate ceasefire, despite growing international condemnation. Issam Adwan, Gaza project manager for We Are Not Numbers, a yo…

Staff (2021-05-13). Nathan Thrall on the Historic Palestinian Uprising Against Israeli Control from the River to the Sea. democracynow.org We look at the crisis unfolding in Israel-Palestine with Nathan Thrall, former director of the Arab-Israeli Project at the International Crisis Group and writer now based in Jerusalem, who says despite a buildup of Israeli troops on the Gaza border, Israel wants to avoid a ground invasion of the besieged territory and return to the status quo that existed before the latest round of violence. "Israel's preference and its policy is to have Hamas remain in control of its little island of Gaza after this is finished," Thrall says.

Staff (2021-05-13). "Lynch Mobs": Palestinians Face Brutal Attacks Inside Israel as Assault on Gaza Escalates. democracynow.org Televised images of Israeli mobs attacking Palestinians have been widely denounced by Israeli media and public figures, but Palestinian writer Budour Hassan says the selective outrage ignores decades of occupation that have led to this point. "There is some mention of these lynch mobs that are attacking Palestinians in mixed cities. What is not mentioned is who emboldened these lynch mobs. We're talking about state-sponsored, decades-long discrimination, isolation and erasure that emboldened these groups," says Hassan, legal researcher for the Jerusalem Center for Legal Aid and Human Rights, who joins us from Naz…

_____ (2021-05-13). Israel's Pogroms in Jerusalem Could Spark the Destruction of al-Aqsa. strategic-culture.org 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. | By Miko PELED | As the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close, it is becoming clear that the violence against Palestinians in Jerusalem has been ramped up in a coordinated effort by the Israeli government, the Jerusalem municipality, the Israeli police, and violent Zionist gangs. | These latest events must be seen in the larger context of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in…

John Wojcik (2021-05-13). Dark cloud over Ramadan as Israel intensifies attacks on Gaza. peoplesworld.org The right-wing extremist Israeli regime of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is sending more bombers into skies over Gaza, toppling buildings, and killing growing numbers of innocent civilians as the Islamic holy days of Ramadan draw to a close. The relentless escalation of attacks continues to defy what many Palestinians and others in the Middle East …

WSWS (2021-05-13). Stop Israel's war on Gaza, ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem. wsws.org The Netanyahu regime has killed dozens of Palestinians in Gaza and wounded hundreds more in clashes around the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah.

Staff (2021-05-13). VIDEO: Hundreds protest in Chicago in support of Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Chicago on Wednesday as tensions in the Middle East continue to build between the Israeli regime and Palestinians.

Staff (2021-05-13). Imran Khan expresses solidarity with Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said Pakistan stands with the people of Palestine, denouncing the recent massacre in the Gaza Strip by the Zionist forces.

Staff (2021-05-13). Eid al-Fitr prayers in Al-Aqsa Mosque. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The Palestinian Information Center reported that more than 100,000 Palestinians performed Eid prayers at Al-Aqsa Mosque despite recent Israeli attacks.

Staff (2021-05-13). 100K Palestinians perform Eid prayers in Al-Aqsa mosque. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Tens of thousands of Palestinians performed Eid al-Fitr prayers today, Thursday, at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, despite the restrictions imposed by the Israeli regime police.

_____ (2021-05-13). From Palestine To Colombia: The End Of The White World Colonial/Capitalist Project? popularresistance.org The world is shocked by the image of an eleven-story residential building in Gaza collapsing from a bomb dropped by the Israeli Defense Force, one of the most advanced armies in the world thanks to U.S. support. But in the U.S., Andrew Yang, former presidential candidate and now candidate for mayor of New York, proudly proclaims that he stands with the heroic people of Israel who are under attack from the vicious, occupied Palestinians who have no army, no rights, and no state. | But as politically and morally contradictory as Yang's sentiments might appear to be for many, the alternative world of Western liberal…

Staff (2021-05-13). Number of Palestinians Killed by Israeli Bombings Rises to 53, Including 14 Children. orinocotribune.com The bombings on Gaza Strip have left more than 300 injured and a number of buildings severely damaged. | The massive bombardments by Israeli air forces against the blockaded Palestinian enclave of Gaza Strip has left 53 Palestinians dead, including 14 minors, and over 300 injured, while the international community has called for a cessation of hostilities. | The Gaza Ministry of Health has indicated in its latest report that among the fatalities there are 14 children, and so far there 320 injuries have been reported. At least eight more Palestinians have died in bombardments carried out by Israel during the last…

Abahlali baseMjondolo (2021-05-13). South African social movement Abahlali baseMjondolo: The blood of the Palestinians is our blood. liberationnews.org This statement in solidarity with Palestine was issued by Abahlali baseMjondolo, a major social movement in South Africa fighting for the rights of the poor who are struggling against forced displacement and for the right to dignified housing.

The Socialist Program (2021-05-13). PODCAST: Stand with Palestine as Palestine Stands Together. liberationnews.org On today's "In the News" roundtable, Brian Becker, Esther Iverem, Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss the assault being waged by the Israeli military on Palestinians following intense fascist attacks and ethnic cleansing efforts directed against Palestinian residents of Jerusalem by ultra-right settlers.

Fight Back (2021-05-13). 1000 Minnesotans take the streets to protest attacks on Palestine. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On May 11, around 1000 people turned out to protest at U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar's office in Minneapolis in response to Israeli attacks on Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem and air raids on Gaza. The protest was organized as an emergency response action by the Minnesota chapter of American Muslims for Palestine (AMP-MN). | Recent weeks saw the Israeli regime move forward with attempts to evict and ethnically cleanse more than 70 Palestinians from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem, giving the homes to illegal Israeli settlers. With daily Palestinian protests growing in size, Isr…

Staff (2021-05-13). It's apartheid. Naked, unabashed apartheid. therealnews.com No more wishy-washy doublespeak about "clashes" between Israeli forces and the Palestinians they're brutalizing and expelling from their homes. No more pretending "both sides" have equal power. The evil of apartheid is staring us in the face—call it by its name.

Middle East Monitor (2021-05-13). Did Israel Exacerbate the situation in Gaza to shift attention from its Sheikh Jarrah evictions? juancole.com By Yousef A-Helou | — ( Middle East Monitor ) — It seems it is the fate of Palestinians to face the worst of apartheid policies under Israel's military occupation. Denial of rights, dispossessions, expulsions, evictions, ID confiscations, house demolitions, land grabs, airstrikes, tank shelling, targeted assassinations, warships, refugees, military occupation. These are terms among …

Rashida Tlaib (2021-05-13). Palestinians using prayer mats as stretchers. zcomm.org For too long, Americans—and many heads of state across the Arab world—have looked away from the racist and violent environment that Palestinians have to endure every day…

Gershon Baskin (2021-05-13). The Israeli-Palestinian conflict's cycle of absurdity. zcomm.org Netanyahu is determined to prevent a different regime from emerging in this country, regardless of how many Israelis he puts at risk, or how many Palestinians are killed…

Noam Chomsky (2021-05-13). Without US Aid, Israel Wouldn't Be Killing Palestinians En Masse. zcomm.org To understand the roots of the current escalation, one must examine the U.S.-backed, foundational Israeli government policy of using strategies of "terror and expulsion" in an effort to expand its territory by killing and displacing Palestinians…

Tamara Nassar (2021-05-13). Israel vows that "Gaza will burn" zcomm.org Israel's war cabinet approved plans to broaden the bombing campaign, which has killed dozens of Palestinians so far, including children…

Pip Hinman (2021-05-13). Jews Against the Occupation: 'The time for impunity for Israel is over'. greenleft.org.au Jews against the Occupation condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the current attacks on Palestinians in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-05-13). AOC Says Biden's Refusal to Condemn Israeli Attacks on Palestinians 'Takes a Side—the Side of Occupation'. commondreams.org Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized Biden for failing to acknowledge "what precipitated this cycle of violence—namely, the expulsions of Palestinians and attacks on Al-Aqsa." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-13). Muna is Palestine, Yakub is Israel: The Untold Story of Sheikh Jarrah. counterpunch.org For weeks, thousands of Jewish extremists have targeted Palestinian communities in Jerusalem's Old City. Their objective is the removal of Palestinian families from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. They are not acting alone. Their riots and rampages are directed by a well-coordinated leadership composed of extremist Zionist and Jewish groups, such as the Otzma Yehudit party and the Lehava Movement. Their unfounded claims, violent actions and abhorrent chant "Death to the Arabs" are validated by Israeli politicians, such as Knesset member Itamar Ben-Gvir and the Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, Arieh King.

Editor (2021-05-13). Workers World Party says: Free Gaza & Palestine! Stop U.S. aid to Israel! workers.org Protest against U.S.-backed Israeli bombing of Gaza, May 12 in Times Square, New York City. Workers World Party condemns in the strongest terms the genocidal assault by the Zionist Israeli military on the people of Gaza — called the largest open-air prison in the world and located in Occupied Palestine. . . . |

Eds. (2021-05-13). Medical Apartheid: From Israel/Palestine to Canada. mronline.org Canada has a long history of humanitarian hypocrisy with regard to racial and ethnic discrimination. During World War II, "none is too many" referred to European Jewish refugees fleeing from Nazi Germany who were refused admission and sent back to Germany. | May 13, 2021…

Answer Coalition (2021-05-13). °APOYA A PALESTINA! °Di NO al apartheid! °àönete a una protesta en tu área u organice una! answercoalition.org &nbsp…

commondreams (2021-05-13). Statement in Solidarity with the People of Palestine in their Struggle Against the Settler Colonial State of Israel. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Joe Glenton (2021-05-13). While Palestine burns and Ballymurphy weeps, warmongers Blair and Campbell enjoy a breakfast TV catch-up. thecanary.co This week saw Palestine under Israeli bombardment once again. Nearer home, an inquest Campbell, now the host of Good Morning Britain, had a

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-13). Palestinian Solidarity Demonstrations Erupt Worldwide as Israeli Violence Intensifies. commondreams.org "It's up to us to keep demonstrating and keep hammering home that people will not sit back and tolerate Israel's system of apartheid." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2021-05-13). OIC should play more active role in Palestine developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Iranian President said that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation should play a more active role in the recent developments in Palestine because this organization was created primarily for the Palestinian crisis.

Workers World Party (2021-05-13). PDF of May 13 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Repression and resistance in South America Colombia: State terror won't stop the struggle Brazilians tell police: 'Stop killing us!' Pandemic triple threat; 'We have power'; Indigenous pipeline protest; Black Lives Matter in Georgia; Editorial Vaccine monopolies. GLOBAL: Palestine; U.S. vs. China; Evictions in South Asia. Tear down . . . |

Staff (2021-05-13). Headlines for May 13, 2021. democracynow.org Gaza Death Toll Soars Amid Israeli Airstrikes as Israeli Troops Mass for Ground Invasion, U.S. Blocks U.N. Resolution on Israel-Palestine as Biden Asserts Israel's "Right to Defend Itself", Chanting "Death to Arabs," Israeli Mobs Attack Arab-Owned Businesses and Assault Driver, India Reports Another 4,100 COVID-19 Deaths as Cases Begin to Decline in Delhi , Nurses Honor 400 Colleagues Who Lost Their Lives to COVID-19, Call for More Protections, U.S. COVID Numbers Fall as Doctors Debate Vaccinating Kids Ahead of Vulnerable People Abroad, U.N. Calls for Doubling Global Vaccine Production as Some Countries Have Yet…

Yousef Munayyer (2021-05-13). A Nightmare of Terror Across the Landscape of Palestine. thenation.com A Nightmare of Terror Across the Landscape of Palestine…

John Nichols (2021-05-13). Trump's Obsessive Attacks Won't Silence Ilhan Omar's Defense of Palestinian Human Rights. thenation.com Trump's Obsessive Attacks Won't Silence Ilhan Omar's Defense of Palestinian Human Rights…

Palestine Action Network (2021-05-13). Saturday 5/15: San Francisco Protest for Palestine. indybay.org 16th and Valencia BART Station…

repost (2021-05-13). Saturday 5/15: Nakba 73 — We Will Return to Palestine. indybay.org 24th and Mission, 24th St BART and Valencia and Liberty between 20th and 21st Streets, San Francisco…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). Israel Leaves 83 Dead, Hundreds of Properties Destroyed in Gaza. telesurenglish.net As a result of the worst escalation of violence in seven years, Gaza dawned on Thursday with images similar to those seen in the wars of 2008, 2012, and 2014. | RELATED: | The streets and public spaces are practically empty. Most of the two million inhabitants remain confined to homes that cannot protect them from Israeli bombardment. Only a few hundred people have come out to participate in the burials of members of Al Qasam, the armed wing of…

Staff (2021-05-13). The US Must Finally Acknowledge That Israel Is an Apartheid State. truthout.org The Israeli military's latest airstrikes on Gaza have already

A Guest Author (2021-05-13). Statement from General Secretary of Palestinian Democratic Youth Union. workers.org On May 12 the General Secretary of the Palestinian Democratic Youth Union issued the following statement. The General Secretary of the Palestinian Democratic Youth Union condemns the most severe criminal attacks launched by the Israeli army, using the most powerful air force in the world, against the besieged Gaza Strip, . . . |

Staff (2021-05-13). Resistance to continue attacks if Israel not stop its attacks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Head of Hamas' Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh said that as long as the Zionist regime does not stop its attacks on Quds and Gaza Strip, the Resistance will intensify its attacks on the occupied territories.

Jake Johnson (2021-05-13). Biden Administration Reportedly Blocking UN Cease-Fire Statement as Israel Bombards Gaza. zcomm.org "The violence in Israel and Gaza must end," said U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman. "Congress and President Biden must act immediately. No one wins with war."

Alessandro Pagani (2021-05-13). Limpieza étnica y política de la Nakba en Palestina. globalizacion.ca Durante varios días ha habido informes de enfrentamientos en Jerusalén entre la población palestina que protesta y la policía israelí. Al momento de redactar esta nota, se habla de 87 palestinos asesinados por Israel en Gaza, entre ellos 18 niños…

Jake Johnson (2021-05-13). Biden Administration Reportedly Blocking UN Cease-Fire Statement as Israel Bombards Gaza. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The Biden administration …

Anonymous669 (2021-05-13). Israeli Army Hunted Down Three Hamas ATGM Squads In Gaza (Videos). southfront.org File image | The Israeli military continues to hunt down Palestinian anti-tank squads, which had carried out two successful attacks since the outbreak of the battle in the Gaza Strip. | On May 13th, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) claimed that it had eliminated four anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) squads of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement. | The IDF said that the ATGM squads were targeted inside the Gaza Strip, without providing any further details about the strikes. | Palest…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-13). Israel Refuses Any Ceasefire Attempts By Hamas. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On the evening of May 12th, Israel rejected any mediated talks with Hamas and other Gaza groups to reach a ceasefire in the West Bank. | Egypt, which shares a border with the Gaza Strip, has often served as a broker between Israel and Hamas, who are prepared to agree a ceasefire. | However, Israeli officials said that Israel is this time intent on eradicating the terror networks responsible for the latest conflagration of violence, and is unwilling to settle for another…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-13). In Photos: Israeli Warplanes Drop US-Made Bombs On Gaza Strip. southfront.org A two-ship of Israeli Air Force F-16s from Ramon Air Base, Israel, head out to the Nevada Test and Training Range, July 17 during Red Flag Exercise 09-4. Photo: Master Sergeant Kevin J. Gruenwald | The Israeli Air Force is using US-made guided bombs in its ongoing bombing campaign against Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip. | On May 13th, sources in the Palestinian region shared photos showing US-made GBU-31 and GBU-39 bombs, which were dropped by Israeli warplanes. | The GBU-31 is a Mk-84, a BLU-109 or a BLU-119 bomb equip…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-13). Palestinian Fighters Shelled Iron Dome Launcher, Radars East Of Gaza. southfront.org The Ayyash-250 rocket. Click to see full-size image. | On May 13, Palestinian factions targeted several components of the Israeli military's Iron Dome air-defense system with rockets. | In the afternoon, the al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, fired a barrage of rockets at an Iron Dome missile launcher situated near the town of Nir Yitzhak to the east of the Gaza Strip. | Nearly three hours after al-Quds Brigades' attack, the military wing of the Hams Movement, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigad…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-13). Hamas Attacked Israeli Airport With Brand New 'Heavy Rocket' (Videos). southfront.org Hamas rocket unit. Illustrative image. | On May 13, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hams Movement, announced that it had attacked Ramon International Airport in southern Israel. | Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for the Palestinian faction, revealed in a statement that the Israeli airport, that's located 220 kilometers away from Gaza, was targeted with a new heavy rocket dubbed "Ayyash-250". | The new rocket was named after Yahya Ayyash, chief bombmaker of Hamas and the leader of the West Bank battalion of the Izz ad-Di…

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-13). Israel Rejects Hamas Truce Offer, Says Gaza Campaign 'Far From Over'. news.antiwar.com On Wednesday night, The truce offer from Hamas was made through the Russian foreign ministry. A Hamas official was quoted as saying that the group would halt attacks on a "mutual basis" with Israel. |

_____ (2021-05-13). Economics Of The New Cold War And US 'Super Imperialism'. popularresistance.org Hello everyone, I'm Ben Norton. You're watching Moderate Rebels. And there will be a podcast version of this after, for people who want to listen. We are joined today by the economist Michael Hudson, one of the most important economists in the world, honestly, in my view. | I don't think he needs introduction. He has written many books, and has been an economic adviser for multiple governments, and has a long history on Wall Street and academia. And you can find his work at Michael-Hudson.com. | Today, we're going to talk about an issue that Michael Hudson has been writing about for decades, and something that yo…

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-05-13). "Old Europe" Does Not Trust "New Europe" Involvement in European Rapid Reaction Force. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. On May 5, …

Staff (2021-05-13). Poet Mohammed El-Kurd Detained in Sheikh Jarrah After Condemning Israeli Apartheid on U.S. TV. democracynow.org On Monday, we spoke to writer and poet Mohammed El-Kurd, whose family is facing forceful eviction from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem. He also spoke on CNN and MSNBC. After these interviews, Israeli forces arrested him and forcibly removed him from Sheikh Jarrah. It was captured in a dramatic video shared widely on social media. "They just threw me in the street and told me that I couldn't come back into the neighborhood," El-Kurd says. "They've done this many times to us, many of my family members, many of my neighbors. They do this routinely." El-Kurd has been one of the most prominent Palestinian…

WSWS (2021-05-13). Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness condemns world governments' response to the COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org The report released, in advance of the 74th World Health Assembly set to meet later this month, offers a damning critique of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

_____ (2021-05-13). Sheikh Jarrah: What Is Happening And How You Can Take Action Now. popularresistance.org Over the last number of weeks and days Palestinian protests to #SaveSheikhJarrah, in occupied East Jerusalem, have grown in size. They have been met with brutal repression by Israeli apartheid security forces, including police officers trained in Israel's police training academy partially owned by G4S and Allied Universal. | Indigenous Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah have fought lengthy legal battles in Israeli courts against eviction orders which would see them ethnically cleansed, forcefully evicted from their homes, and replaced with illegal Israeli settlers. | Last week, 7 May 2021, Israeli settlers ha…

Rainer Shea (2021-05-13). The US Empire's Attempts to Retain Control Bring the Next Wave of Socialist Revolutions Closer. orinocotribune.com In the last year, the imperialists have had both one great defeat and one great victory. Last fall in Bolivia, the indigenous movement overpowered the CIA-installed coup regime and forced through an election which brought the country's socialist party back to power, losing the international bourgeoisie control over Bolivia's Lithium and destroying the strategic military advantage Washington was trying to build up around Venezuela. But then last month in Ecuador, the imperialists

Tania Siddiqi (2021-05-13). South Asia: Drive for profit fuels effort to evict poor. workers.org Karachi residents resist ongoing illegal demolitions and forced evictions. In Pakistan, Karachi Bachao Tehreek (KBT), an alliance of local activists struggling against evictions and illegal land grabs, reported that Bahria Town personnel, the town's private guards, and Sindh province's police entered various Goths . . . |

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-13). Indigenous Rights Defenders Condemn Government Probe Into Critics of Bolsonaro's Covid Response. commondreams.org A federal judge denounced an investigation into two Indigenous leaders as "an illegal embarrassment." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Brian Wakamo (2021-05-13). Postal Banking Pilots are an Alternative to Predatory Firms. counterpunch.org At a recent press conference, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez described a common scene at the check-cashing places that dot her Bronx neighborhood. "Imagine showing up and having 10 to 20 percent of your check taken away from you," she said. "That's diapers, that's baby formula, and that's food that's taken out of the hands of families

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-13). Nurses campaign at White House again for emergency anti-virus standard. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—Jean Ross, RN, stood two blocks from the White House, reading names of nurses the coronavirus has killed. Behind her: Local RN colleagues amid 403 pairs of empty white nurses' shoes. The nurses took turns reading the roll of the dead, one by one. That's how many RNs, or to be more precise, how …

Eric A. Gordon (2021-05-13). Do you 'look for the union label' on nonprofit solicitations? peoplesworld.org "Look for the union label!" Remember that little ditty on TV that promoted consumption of union-made goods and products? It's good advice, whether you're purchasing a car or appliance, clothing, food or drinks. Consumers have tremendous power to affect the common good by focusing their buying habits on union-made, union-grown, union-marketed products. Employers will eventually …

Eds. (2021-05-13). The War on Critical Race theory. mronline.org Turning a blind eye to the realities of racial injustice, the highly orchestrated right-wing attacks cast a body of scholarship about race in the law as a great threat to American society. | May 13, 2021…

George Wuerthner (2021-05-13). Bridger-Teton National Forest Proposal Threatens Grazing Allotment Retirements. counterpunch.org A recent proposal by the Bridger Teton National Forest threatens the ability to retire grazing allotments on public lands through permit buyout. Grazing on public lands is a privilege, not a right. Nevertheless, the political power of the livestock industry makes it nearly impossible to remove domestic animals even where there is apparent damage to

Patrick Mazza (2021-05-13). Why I Am Not a Climate Doomist. counterpunch.org A people-powered climate movement has in just a few years changed the story in a stunning way. A grassroots upsurge has taken climate into the streets. It has changed the language, and forced governments and other powerful institutions to at least appear they are paying attention.

Sara Flounders (2021-05-13). Violating U.S. 'norms', China aids global fight vs. hunger, disease. workers.org A document released by Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines April 9, "2021 Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community," labels China the greatest threat to the United States. It claims China's threat is so serious that an intensifying level of U.S. intelligence operations, cyberattacks and investment in military . . . |

Eds. (2021-05-13). Israel's illusion of normality collapses: May 2021. mronline.org May 2021 has shattered Israeli illusions that they are immune from the volcano the country has created through its history of ethnic cleansing and apartheid. | May 13, 2021 | Newswire…

Shawgi Tell (2021-05-13). Segregated Unaccountable Charter Schools. dissidentvoice.org Anyone who has carefully followed charter school news and analysis in recent years knows that privately-operated charter schools are not only segregated but actually increase segregation in the sphere of education. It has become common knowledge that charter schools are notorious for consistently under-enrolling English Language Learners, students with disabilities, homeless students, and other groups …

Editor (2021-05-13). Hail the workers of the world! Support Workers World! workers.org May Day, New York City, 2017. May Day. Workers. Resistance. Solidarity. May 1 is International Workers' Day, officially commemorated in over 80 countries, but not in the U.S., where it originated in 1886 in Chicago as part of the struggle for the eight-hour workday. Its militant legacy is marked by . . . |

CounterPunch News Service (2021-05-13). Emergency Federal Protections Sought for Imperiled Joshua Tree. counterpunch.org WildEarth Guardians files Endangered Species Act petitions for iconic climate-threatened desert plant Washington, DC —WildEarth Guardians has submitted emergency petitions (here and here) to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) to immediately provide federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection for both the eastern and western species of Joshua tree, icons of California's Mojave Desert. Guardians submitted

Ann Garrison (2021-05-13). German Greens crusade for U.S./NATO wars. mronline.org I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news to the American Greens, but if they haven't been following the evolution of Greens in Europe, especially Germany, they are in for an unpleasant surprise. The Greens are now practically the most warlike party in Europe. | May 13, 2021…

Thomas Klikauer — Nadine Campbell (2021-05-13). A Winner Take All System: Inside the Global Money Making Apparatus. counterpunch.org For some years, the global financial elite has established a money power apparatus that not just increases the elite's wealth but also acts through lobbying and corruption in the field of political elites. Many top right-wing, populist, neoliberal and simply conservative politicians and especially ex-politicians can count themselves among or close to the HNWIs —

The Conversation (2021-05-13). Jerusalem: the politics behind the latest explosion of violence in the Holy City. juancole.com By Carlo Aldrovandi | — The recent violence at the al-Aqsa mosque/Temple Mount area and in the Old City of Jerusalem has spiralled into something bigger and more dangerous. Clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters at the weekend have left hundreds injured. Tensions rose further on Monday and Tuesday after Israeli airstrikes launched …

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-13). If I Fall in the Struggle, Take My Place. dissidentvoice.org Tiger Tateishi (Japan), Samurai, the Watcher (Koya no Yojinbo), 1965. Ugliness defines the mood of state violence from Cali (Colombia) to Durban (South Africa), each context different and the depth of the violence particular to the location. Images of security forces cracking down on people trying to express their political rights have become commonplace. It …

The Socialist Program (2021-05-13). Capitalism in Crisis: Marx & Lenin on Monopoly Capitalism. liberationnews.org This interview is an episode of The Socialist Program with Brian Becker, a podcast providing news and views about the world for those who want to change it. You can follow the show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Brian and Prof. Wolff begin a series of discussions about the basics of Marxism — a method …

Editor2 (2021-05-13). When a Cuban Mother Sacrifices Herself for Venezuelan Mothers. orinocotribune.com By Yosdany Morejón Ortega — May 9, 2021 | The plane took off and a lump tightened in her throat as she evoked the figure of a son who had said goodbye to her minutes before. She was 27 years old and, until that moment, the separation between herself and her family would be limited to a few days; but this time it would be very different. | She thought of birthdays that she would not be celebrating, dinners where her presence would be a mere evocation, empty cutlery at the end of the table, laughter, hugs and tears that would dissolve into the nothingness of a prolonged absence. | She thought and thought until…

Marie Kelly (2021-05-13). On the picket line. workers.org Nurses organize National Nurses United reported the nurses at Maine Medical Center successfully voted to unionize. The 2,000 nurses will be represented by Maine State Nurses Association (MSNU) and NNU. Maine Medical Center is the largest health care facility in the state. Meanwhile, St. Vincent nurses in Worcester, Mass., are . . . |

Eds. (2021-05-13). New Intermarium: Biden, NATO pledge support to NATO's Nine-Nation eastern flank. mronline.org The members of the Bucharest Nine (9) NATO eastern flank Allies (White House terminology) held a virtual summit today from the Romanian capital that lends it name to the group. | May 13, 2021 | Newswire…

Staff (2021-05-13). Hinterlaces Poll Reveals the Most Unpopular Leaders of the Venezuelan Opposition. orinocotribune.com A recent opinion poll by Hinterlaces revealed the level of rejection by the people of Venezuela towards the main leaders of the opposition. | The Venezuelan research and analysis firm Monitor País Hinterlaces carried out this latest study between April 14 and April 25 this year, directed 15% to the strata A, B and C, and the remaining 85% to the strata D and E. | In addition, the poll was classified by gender, age, region of the country, socioeconomic condition, and educational qualification of the respondents, with a margin of error of 3%, according to the firm. | What was the poll? | The people who were consult…

Staff (2021-05-13). How co-ops across the US weathered COVID-19 by prioritizing their workers. therealnews.com In this TRNN special report, Jaisal Noor investigates the limitations and successes of eight co-ops across four states that were able to successfully weather the COVID-19 pandemic while prioritizing the needs of their workers. Then, TRNN hosts a follow-up discussion panel with co-op worker-owners.

Editorial Team (2021-05-13). CP to host online 'Unemployment Fightback' events on 29 May & 5 June 2021. challenge-magazine.org The Communist Party is set to hold two high profile Unemployment Fightback events on 29 May and a week later on 5 June featuring speakers from across the labour movement. | Unemployment has risen by over a million during the pandemic and millions more, disproportionately the young, women and minorities, are expected, as furlough ends. There is obviously a need to build a movement to challenge unemployment and to go further, to demand investment in future well-paid jobs and apprenticeships. Class unity and workplace organisation will be necessary to build this movement which will also need to take on underemployme…

Staff (2021-05-13). GOP Wants Tax on Middle Class Instead of Rich for Infrastructure, Sanders Says. truthout.org Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) said on Wednesday that Republicans are "insistent" upon taxing the working class in order to pay for the upcoming infrastructure bill in lieu of raising taxes on the wealthy and large corporations. | In an interview on CNN, Sanders said that Republicans' infrastructure pay-fors would disproportionately affect the working class, which has been hit hard by recent economic crises. | "For too, too long, the average American has seen government work for the 1 perce…

Staff (2021-05-13). Honoring Mothers Must Include Environmental Justice and Raising Wages. truthout.org One hundred and fifty years ago, in the bloody wake of the Civil War, the abolitionist Julia Ward Howe issued a "

Staff (2021-05-13). Trump Extradition Orders Could Be Blocked or Delayed by DeSantis. truthout.org Officials in Palm Beach, Florida, are reportedly preparing for the possibility that an out-of-state extradition request for former President Donald Trump may be issued in the next year. But there's one huge caveat: They're unsure how Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, a staunch supporter of the former president, may impede such a request. |

Staff (2021-05-13). Republicans Would Back a Stinkbug If It Made the Base Wave Their Flags. truthout.org Sixteen minutes. That's They seek to seize tomorrow, which, for them, means completely rewriting yesterday — pretending that Donald Trump handily won the 2020 election, but…

Monica Moorehead (2021-05-13). Brazilians tell police: 'Stop killing us!'. workers.org The police invaded the Jacarezinho favela (slum) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at dawn May 6, armed to the teeth with bulletproof helicopters, armored tanks and machine guns to confront what they claimed were suspected drug traffickers. When the smoke cleared after what seemed like hours of shooting, 27 young . . . |

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2021-05-13). The Age of Fear: A Graduation Message for Terrifying Times. dissidentvoice.org Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country. —Hermann Goering, …

Mike Walter (2021-05-13). The Heat: Saudi-Iran Relations. america.cgtn.com In what could be a possible turning point, Iran confirms it's held talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia.

Evan Jones (2021-05-13). The Blemishes of John Stuart Mill's Liberalism. counterpunch.org John Stuart Mill is a key figure in Nineteenth Century British liberalism. Mill is a giant of liberalism per se, such that subsequent exegesis has been overwhelmingly praiseworthy, indeed idolatrous. However, Mill's vision was deeply contradictory. Mill was an integral member of the Radical Liberals, who lamented the miserly electoral gains from the 1832 Reform Act. Yet he remained committed to Classical Liberalism (in spite of his musings on socialism) to the end.

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-05-13). Free Imam Jamil Al-Amin. workers.org In front of Fulton County Courthouse, May 7. Atlanta Supporters of Imam Jamil Al-Amin (formerly known as H. Rap Brown) took the campaign to gain freedom for the Black liberation fighter to the Fulton County Courthouse Friday, May 7, in Atlanta. This downtown building houses the office of the District . . . |

Staff (2021-05-13). McConnell Reportedly Assures GOP That He Thinks Sinema Will Kill Biden Tax Hike. truthout.org Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has privately assured his Republican colleagues that centrist Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., is likely to block President Joe Biden's proposed tax hikes on the wealthy and corporations, according to Biden has introduced a $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan that would be paid for with tax increases on corporations and a $1.8 trillion "American…

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-13). We can Defeat the Corporate Media's War to Snuff Out Independent Journalism. orinocotribune.com By Jonathan Cook — May 10, 2021 | 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 usually call the "mainstream" media. | Looking back over that period, I have come to appreciate that I was among the first generation of journalists to break free of the corporate media — in my case, the Guardian — and ride this wave of new technology. In doing so, we liberated ourselves from the narrow editorial restrictions…

Global Research News (2021-05-13). Selected Articles: The Corona Crisis: Has "Depopulation" Already Begun? globalresearch.ca By Remember Bill Gates' infamously saying with his seductive smile, something to the extent, even if I'm no longer around, the system has been set up and …

Monica Moorehead (2021-05-13). Criticando a China, EE.UU. comete crímenes contra la humanidad. workers.org El 7 de abril se anunció que el gobierno de Biden está siendo presionado por los republicanos de derecha para que boicotee total o parcialmente los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno de 2022 en Pekín, China, que tendrán lugar durante dos semanas en febrero. Como parte de la continua diatriba antichina . . . |

Aída Chávez (2021-05-13). New York County Jails May Close Their Doors to ICE. thenation.com The Dignity Not Detention Act mirrors legislative efforts to take on the rogue agency in states like Maryland and California.

Anonymous669 (2021-05-13). In Video: Hamas Unveils Suicide Drone Used In Attacks On Israeli Targets. southfront.org The Shehab suicid drone, Click to see full-size image. | On May 13, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, unveiled a suicide drone, which was used in recent attacks on Israeli targets. | In a statement, the Palestinian faction said that the suicide drone, dubbed "Shehab," was used in an

Anonymous669 (2021-05-13). Russian Warplanes Hammered Militant Positions In Northern Lattakia, Western Idlib. southfront.org FILE PHOTO: Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft before departing for its permanent base in Russia from Khmeimim Air Base in Syria. © Vadim Grishankin / Sputnik | Late on May 12, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a number of airstrikes on different parts of the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | According to several sources, the Russian airstrikes targeted militants' positions near the town of Tardin the northern Lattakia countryside as well as in the vicinity of the town of Knaddah in the western…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-13). Azerbaijan Moves Into Armenian Syunik Region, Attempts To Capture More Territories. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Not everybody is sitting with bated breath looking at the developments in the West Bank. | Some or taking the opportunity for gains. | An example of this is Azerbaijan, which took the opportunity to invade 3.5 kilometres deep into the Republic of Armenia and snatch the entirety of Sev Lake. | Sev Lake, a glacial lake at an elevation of 2.678m above the sea level, is divided between Armenia, which holds 70% of it in its border, and Azerbaijan with the remaining 30%. | The Deputy Mayor of G…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-13). U.S. Army's PrSM Moves Towards Breaching Defunct INF Treaty's Limits. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The United States Army had a much needed success in modernization while testing its new Precision Strike Missile (the PrSM). | The PrSM reached a range of 400 km, making it the longest it had flown so far. The test took place at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. | The missile went through three flight tests last year during a technology maturation and risk reduction phase, ranging from 240 kilometers, 180 kilometers and 85 kilometers. Shorter ranges can be more difficult to exe…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-13). Russia's Admiral Gorshkov Frigate Begins Final Testing Phase Of Zircon Hypersonic Missile. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Russian Northern Fleet's flagship — the Admiral Gorshkov frigate is making the transition from Murmansk to Severodvinsk to participate in the final stages of testing promising missile weapons, the press service of the fleet said on May 12th | The press service of the Northern Fleet did not specify which missiles the Admiral Gorshkov would test. Meanwhile, it was officially reported that this ship is participating in tests of the new Russian Zircon hypersonic missile."Yes…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-13). Military Situation In Syria On May 13, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 13, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 66 times: 39 — in Idlib province, 17 — in Latakia province, 7 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province | SAA eliminated more than 300 terrorists in Syria since the 23rd of April, with the support of the Russian forces, according to the spokesman for the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria | On May 12, the SDF raided the town of Shaheel. 6 people reportedly…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-13). Russian Military Police Blocked US Convoy In Northeastern Syria (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On May 13, a unit of the Russian Military Police intercepted a US military convoy in Syria's northeastern region, which is controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). | According to

Jason Ditz (2021-05-13). As Afghan Ceasefire Takes Hold, Locals Hope for Peace Deal. news.antiwar.com At midnight Wednesday night, the ceasefire in Afghanistan took effect. Both the Taliban and Afghan government have The Eid holiday marks the end of Ramadan, and locals are The Afghan government has formalized that offer in rec…

Juan Cole (2021-05-13). Civil War? Palestinian-Israelis Join Protests en Masse for First time in Decades, as Squatter Militias Attack. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — On Wednesday, Israeli caretaker Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declared a state of emergency in Lod, a small city of 77,000 people just southeast of Tel Aviv, 30 percent of whom are Palestinian-Israelis (my term for them, on the model of "Italian-Americans"). It had witnessed street demonstrations and rock throwing, and …

Juan Cole (2021-05-13). Civil War? Palestinian-Israelis Join Protests en Masse for First time in Decades, as Squatter Militias Attack. zcomm.org The big surprise of the past week in Israel has been the outbreak of protests and solidarity with the Palestinian cause on the part of the Palestinian-Israelis in the country's mixed cities such as Lod, Ramla and Acre…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). Venezuela Seeks To Boost Its Economy Through E-Commerce. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday that his country will create an e-commerce system to boost businesses and stimulate the economy, which has been severely hit by the U.S. blockade and the pandemic. | RELATED: | "The Commerce to Person (C2P) system will allow the Venezuelans to free themselves from the use of paper money. This technological proposal will help us overcome the sanctions' impact and assist the needs…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-05-13). The Real Reason Why Former Deputy Guaidó now Wants Dialogue. orinocotribune.com "The bobolongo (former deputy Guaidó) comes out to say that he wants dialogue because he was left out of everything, isolated and defeated" Venezuelan head of state, Nicolás Maduro, stated emphatically on Tuesday. "Nobody will ask him anything, and the country's course is already set for a great mega-election this year of 2021." | With these words, President Maduro was reacting to a message circulated on social media networks in which the far-right former deputy changed his tack and, demanding invariably the departure of the legitimate government, now spoke of "reaching agreements." | For this reason, Maduro was…

Daniela Jimenez (2021-05-13). Biden Administration to Review Sanctions Policy Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The administration of US President Joe Biden is reviewing its policy of illegal unilateral measures, also called "sanctions," against Venezuela, reported Bloomberg. | "The relationship between the United States and Venezuela is under quiet review, " wrote the US outlet. Bloomberg also claimed that US figures with access to the Biden administration are talking to the "inner circle" of the government of President Nicolás Maduro. Among them are House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Meeks, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, and World Food Program Director David Beasley. The latter is the executive…

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-05-13). Venezuela to Receive Sputnik Light and Johnson & Johnson Single-Dose Vaccines. venezuelanalysis.com President Maduro said a mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign would take place between June and August to inoculate 70 percent of the population.

Matthew Alford (2021-05-13). A mainstream outlet accepted my pitch on what media refuses to say about US empire — then refused to let me say it. thegrayzone.com A mainstream academic outlet called The Conversation green-lighted my article on foreign policy issues Western media refuses to discuss. With the piece ready to go live, everything went horribly wrong. This is a story about how the media works. Specifically, it's about my failed attempt to publish an article with the mainstream media about some of the things that news outlets consistently avoid when they cover US/UK foreign policy. You're maybe thinking, "That's your own fault — why would you …

Matthew Alford (2021-05-13). A mainstream outlet accepted my pitch on what media refuses to say — then refused to let me say it. thegrayzone.com The Conversation, a mainstream academic outlet, green lighted my article on foreign policy issues Western media refuses to discuss. With the piece ready to go live, everything went horribly wrong. This is a story about how the media works. Specifically, it's about my failed attempt to publish an article with the mainstream media about some of the things that news outlets consistently avoid when they cover US/UK foreign policy. You're maybe thinking, "that's your own fault — why would you …

WSWS (2021-05-13). Workers and youth in Germany respond to the ICFI's May Day rally: "It's the same problems all over the world" wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site spoke to some of the workers and youth who participated from Germany about the launch of the International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees.

WSWS (2021-05-13). UAW moves to end NYU strike with deal that ignores most of grad students' demands. wsws.org The prominent role of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) in propping up the United Auto Workers shows the political mechanisms the Democratic Party is employing to tie workers and young people to the unions and capitalist politics.

Jack Rasmus (2021-05-13). Inflation Myths & the US Economic Rebound 2021. zcomm.org Republicans, conservatives, and business interests are using the fact of recent rising prices to attack legislative proposals to increase government spending…

Dr. Jack Rasmus (2021-05-13). Inflation Myths and the US Economic Rebound 2021. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Today, May 12, …

Pepe Escobar (2021-05-13). Kissinger's "Insider View": The Tragedy of the US Deep State. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Henry Kissinger, 97, …

oliviaalperstein (2021-05-13). IPS Board Selects Tope Folarin as New Executive Director, with John Cavanagh Transitioning to Senior Advisor. ips-dc.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 13, 2021 | Contact: Olivia Alperstein, (202) 704-9011 | Washington, D.C. — The Board of Trustees of the 58-year-old Institute for Policy Studies named its Board Chair, writer Tope Folarin, as the organization's new Executive Director starting May 24. | Folarin, 39, is the son of Nigerian immigrants, a former Rhodes Scholar, and a graduate of Morehouse College and Oxford University. Folarin worked for six years as Special Assistant in the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. He is stepping down as Vice President for Content and Storytelling at the non-profit Local Initiativ…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-05-13). Progressive Groups Demand Biden Appoint Chair Who Will End Fed's Funding of 'Climate Destruction'. commondreams.org "If the Fed did not begin moving aggressively on Day One of the Biden administration (if not long before that), then the Fed is contributing to the climate crisis." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-13). Mayo Clinic again receives top honors for high-quality patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Eleven? hospitals across?Mayo Clinic?received star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Overall Hospital Quality. Six of the 11 hospitals earned five stars — the best score possible. The national average is 3 of 5 stars. The star rating provides patients with information about multiple dimensions of quality …

_____ (2021-05-13). Corporations Pumped Up CEO Pay While Their Low-Wage Workers Suffered. popularresistance.org During the pandemic, low-wage workers have lost income, jobs, and lives. And yet many of the nation's top-tier corporations have been fixated on protecting their wealthy CEOs, even bending their own rules to pump up executive paychecks. | A new Institute for Policy Studies report finds that 51 of the country's 100 largest low-wage employers moved bonus goalposts or made other rule changes in 2020 to give their CEOs 29 percent average raises while their frontline employees made 2 percent less. | Among these 51 rule-rigging companies, average CEO compensation was $15.3 million in 2020, while median worker pay was $…

_____ (2021-05-13). An Environment Of Anti-Racism Is How We Win. popularresistance.org Canada – Spring has always been a time of renewal and hope. I'm filled with a sense of wonder and possibility as I watch new life sprout from the soil and cherry blossoms bloom along streets. | But this spring, I feel a prevailing heaviness. For many of us, this season marks a year since COVID-19 restrictions were put in place. March 13 marked one year since Breonna Taylor was shot in her sleep by police in Louisville, Ky. As the season progresses, and as we pass through solemn anniversaries, I continue to be reminded of where we were a year ago. | Last spring, the COVID-19 pandemic started to unmask the inequali…

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2021-05-13). The Table Top "Event 201" Pandemic Rehearsal and Its Aftermath. globalresearch.ca Less than two months prior to Event 201 (October 19, 2019), …

Tom Engelhardt (2021-05-13). Tomgram: Liz Theoharis, "Rise Up Through the Ashes and Devastation" warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. In this pandemic world of ours, there's a pattern that couldn't be grimmer. Odd that more isn't made of it. The three true Covid-19 disaster zones on Planet Earth — the United States (583,000 dead, 32,000,000 confirmed cases), …

Matt Mckenna (2021-05-13). U.S. Schools Support Genocide Denial and What To Do About It. covertactionmagazine.com By failing to educate students about the many genocides the U.S. government has supported, they promote a dangerous nationalistic ideology. In the age of the pandemic, as many high school classes are being taught remotely, the value of personal interaction for students cannot be overstated. While traditional high school history classes center on reading a …

Galen Sherwin (2021-05-13). Discriminatory Return to In Office Work Mandates Could Push Women and People of Color out of the Workforce. aclu.org On March 5, when Deb Mihal learned that the governor of South Carolina had just ordered non-essential state employees like herself to return to the office in person and full time with just a few weeks' notice, she knew it was going to be a problem. Ms. Mihal had been doing her job as director of disability services for a public college remotely since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, in addition to supervising her son's remote schooling at the same time. Now, she had less than a month to find child care. | It was too late to switch her son from remote instruction to in-person learning, and she couldn't…

WSWS (2021-05-13). School districts across Texas implement massive austerity and cuts to staff. wsws.org Over the past year, tens of thousands of teachers were forced to quit or retire early after the state government aggressively pressured districts to reopen amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic. Most of these vacancies will now be left unfilled.

Kenny Stancil (2021-05-13). Tax on Amazon's pandemic profits could pay to vaccinate 580 million people worldwide: Oxfam. nationofchange.org "A small number of corporate CEOs and wealthy investors have profited in the midst of this pandemic. Even more galling, these same rich companies and wealthy executives have not contributed their fair share in taxes."

Tamara Pearson (2021-05-13). The Media Is Causing Harm by Reporting Official Covid-19 Figures From Poorer Countries. commondreams.org "The media needs to stop misreporting Covid-19 numbers now, and desist from minimizing the hardships in the parts of the world that are facing the worst—economically, socially, and health wise—aspects of this pandemic." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2021-05-13). 2021 Eid al-Fitr prayers in Iran's provinces (2). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Eid al-Fitr prayers were held across Iran with special health protocols being observed by worshippers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here are photos of prayers on Thursday in Shiraz, Arak, Ahvaz, and Tehran.

Staff (2021-05-13). 2021 Eid al-Fitr prayers in Iran's provinces (1). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Eid al-Fitr prayers were held across Iran with special health protocols being observed by worshippers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here are photos of prayers on Thurs. in Hamedan, Ardabil, Qeshm, and Birjand.

teleSUR (2021-05-13). The Lack of Transparency Marks COVID-19 Response in Guatemala. telesurenglish.net The Human Rights Ombudsman's Office described Guatemala's response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a failure and decried the lack of vaccines. | RELATED: | "The response of the Government to the pandemic has been marked by great mistakes and opacity, which has resulted in the systematic violation of the human right to health of all inhabitants," Ombudsman Jordan Rodas said. | "To date, health institutions lack special…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-13). Report Debunks Big Pharma's 'Dangerous Narrative' on Vaccine Supplies. commondreams.org "Crossing our fingers is not a sustainable public health strategy," said one researcher from Public Citizen, which has advocated for public manufacturing of vaccines to meet global need and end the pandemic. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-13). Cold vs. allergies during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to the common cold, allergies and COVID-19, overlapping symptoms can be confusing. In this Q&A, Dr. Arveen Bhasin, a Mayo Clinic allergist and immunologist, provides some clarity by comparing and contrasting the signs and symptoms of these conditions: What are allergy symptoms?Allergy symptoms can affect the nose, sinuses and lungs. These symptoms …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-13). Preventive screening during COVID-19 pandemic leads to early diagnosis of treatable breast cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers have been concerned about a growing number of patients delaying or skipping preventive screenings because they have been hesitant to see their health care provider. Experts have stressed that it's not only safe to come in for preventive screenings, but also it's important to avoid future health problems …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-13). Talking to your children about vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12-15 years. So parents and caregivers may be getting even more questions from children about whether vaccines are safe and how vaccines can help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Information in this article was contributed by Jennifer …

Anya Parampil (2021-05-13). USAID Admits to Venezuela Regime Change Fraud. orinocotribune.com By Anya Parampil — May 6, 2021 | Red Lines host Anya Parampil explores an internal USAID report admitting the agency's policy on Venezuela was driven by the State Department and National Security Council's push for regime change. | The report specifically investigated USAID's attempt to use the US military to force aid through Venezuela's border with Colombia on February 23, 2019.

news.un (2021-05-13). UN condemns killing of aid worker in South Sudan. news.un.org The top UN humanitarian official in South Sudan has called for law enforcement along roads following the first killing of an aid worker in the country this year during an ambush in Budi, East Equatoria, on Wednesday.

WSWS (2021-05-13). Amazon, state officials and unions impose information blackout after Bessemer, Alabama worker's death. wsws.org A shroud of secrecy surrounds the circumstances of the May 6 tragedy, when a Amazon worker was reportedly found unconscious in a bathroom at the Bessemer, Alabama fulfillment center and transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

_____ (2021-05-13). How Rural Electric Cooperatives Can Support A Green New Deal. popularresistance.org Today, as President Joe Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure bill is debated in Congress, it's worth recalling that this isn't the first time the US has faced an infrastructure deficit. "By the 1930s nearly 90 percent of US urban dwellers had electricity, but 90 percent of rural homes were without power. Investor-owned utilities often denied service to rural areas, citing high development costs and low profit margins," recalls one account. | The policy response: rural electric cooperatives (RECs). In 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order No. 7037, establishing the Rural Electrification Ad…

Madison Geramoni (2021-05-13). No, Biden's Not Banning Burgers – But Meat is a Real Climate Problem. indybay.org This article goes into detail about the misconceptions created by right winged politicians in regards to Biden's expectation to meet the Green New Deal.

_____ (2021-05-13). Restaurant Workers Protest Poor Working Conditions And Low Wages. popularresistance.org Food service workers are putting renewed pressure on their employers for better working conditions and wages. | Businesses across the country are blaming a "workforce shortage" for being understaffed or closed. But workers in the industry say poor labor practices are pushing potential employees away. | "It's stressful working for a billion-dollar company when they're not caring for the workers," said Ieshia Townsend, a McDonald's employee in Chicago, Illinois. She has worked at the McDonald's location since 2015. "Even during COVID-19, we had to literally go on strike just for masks, just for gloves, just for sup…

Ruhi Bhasin (2021-05-13). Mismanagement of the COVID-19 Crisis Increases Food Insecurity in India and Brazil. counterpunch.org As Indians continue to scramble for survival through a deadly second COVID-19 wave and deal with an inadequate health care system that has failed them at every step, for a majority of the country living in rural areas and in slums in urban centers, food insecurity is proving to be a bigger struggle than protecting

_____ (2021-05-13). The Future Is Hawaii. strategic-culture.org By Peter VAN BUREN | I have seen the future. It looks a lot like Hawaii. What I saw there (absent the beautiful beaches, confused tourists, and incredible nature) was a glimpse of the future for much of America. | COVID paved the way for internal travel restrictions — Americans moving around inside their own country — never before thought possible, or even constitutional. Hawaii, an American state, had to decide if they accepted American me, much as a foreign country controls its borders and decides which outsiders may enter. | Hawaii required a very specific COVID test, from a "trusted partner" compa…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). India's COVID-19 Strain Worries the United Kingdom. telesurenglish.net British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday acknowledge that his country is "anxious" about India's variant and his government is "ruling nothing out" to tackle its spread in the nation. | RELATED: | "We want to make sure that we take all the prudential, all the cautious steps now that we could take," he said, adding that "meetings are going on to consider exactly what we need to do." | Johnson's remarks came in the…

John Feffer (2021-05-13). There Is Something Wrong With the Herd. commondreams.org "When it comes to Covid-19, this country is only as strong as its weakest links." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2021-05-13). Public Citizen Report: Six Reasons Why COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturing Is Not Meeting Expectations. commondreams.org ______________________________…

The Canary (2021-05-13). Cameron says he had 'big economic investment' in Greensill Capital. thecanary.co David Cameron has said he had a "big economic investment" in Greensill Capital but insisted that did not motivate his intense lobbying of the Government for the collapsed firm. | The Conservative former prime minister said it was a "panful day" for him on Thursday as he gave evidence to MPs over his controversial lobbying of senior figures including Chancellor Rishi Sunak. | Mr Cameron placed calls and sent dozens of texts and emails to ministers and senior officials as he appealed for their help in gaining access for Greensill to Government Covid support programmes. | Rishi Sunak (Yui Mok/PA) | Appearing before…

Jorge Eduardo Navarrete (2021-05-13). Pandemia: Vacunas y patentes. globalizacion.ca Al menos desde el momento —hacia mediados de 2020— en que se tuvo noticia cierta de avances en la formulación y fabricación de vacunas contra el Covid-19, que permitían confiar en que al menos alguna de ellas podría aplicarse antes…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-13). 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 (2021-05-13). 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 (2021-05-13). Mayo Clinic to offer more walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic held a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Rochester on Wednesday, May 5. At this clinic, one patient shared why he came in to get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Watch: Patient discusses why he chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. youtu.be/ORLLLOOJ7eg Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites and b-roll of the Mayo Clinic walk-in COVID-19 …

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-05-13). CDC Embarks on New COVID Cover-Up. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. COVID-19 has been …

Celeste McGovern (2021-05-13). Two Young Mothers Paralyzed after Receiving Pfizer's COVID Vaccine. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. A woman in …

C.J. Hopkins, Eric Markhoff (2021-05-13). The Covidian Cult and The Higher Breeders. indybay.org Back in October 2020, the author wrote an essay entitled "The Covidian Cult" (1), in which he described the so-called "New Normal" as a global totalitarian ideological movement. Developments over the past six months have proven the accuracy of this analogy. Health preservation takes the place of human dignity!

Andrew Korybko (2021-05-13). US Biolabs in Former Soviet States. Moscow Reacts. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Secretary of the …

teleSUR (2021-05-13). Mexico Welcomes Brazil's Former President Dilma Rousseff. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) held a meeting with Brazil's former President Dilma Rousseff (2011-2016), who will attend the 700th anniversary of the founding of Tenochtitlan on Thursday. | RELATED: | Rousseff was also received by Mexico City's Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum who declared her a distinguished guest of the country's capital.

teleSUR (2021-05-13). Uruguay: Military Withheld Information on Dictatorship Crimes. telesurenglish.net The "Mothers and Relatives of Detained and Disappeared People" Organization (Desaparecidos) decried the concealment of information related to the crimes committed by Uruguay's military dictatorship (1973-1985). | RELATED: | Over the weekend, files were found in a military unit containing intelligence reports and orders from the Information and Defense Service (SID) and the Coordinating Body for Anti-Subversive Ope…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). 'Only the US Can Resolve Israeli-Palestinian Tension', EU Says. telesurenglish.net High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell on Thursday admitted that the EU does not have the capacity to resolve the conflict in the Middle East, which is something only the United States could do "assuming it wanted to." | RELATED: | "We call for an end to the escalation of tension, conflict, and civilian deaths. At this point, however, only the United States…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). Colombian Police Crack Down On Protests In Bogota And Popayan. telesurenglish.net Colombians denounced that the Mobile Anti-Riot Squad (ESMAD) attacked peaceful demonstrations that took place in Bogota and Popayan on Wednesday night. | RELATED: | Videos posted on social media show police shooting and throwing tear gas canisters at citizens. Local media have not yet reported any deaths due to police brutality, but witnesses say several people were injured or arbitrarily arrested. | During the clashes, Bogota's mayor Claudia…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). US Gas Prices Rise Above $3 a Gallon Amid Pipeline Shutdown. telesurenglish.net The U.S. national average gas prices rose above US$3 a gallon on Wednesday for the first time since 2014 amid the shutdown of a major fuel pipeline following a cybersecurity attack. | RELATED: | On Monday, the American Automobile Association (AAA) had forecasted gas prices to climb this week in reaction to the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, which delivers approximately 45 percent of all fuel to the U.S. east coast. | "T…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). Pope Francis Backs Argentina on IMF Debt Renegotiation. telesurenglish.net Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez met with Pope Francis on Thursday as part of an international tour to obtain European support for the renegotiation of Argentina's debt with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). | RELATED: | Fernadez held a 30-minutes private audience with the Pope to whom he offered details on the progress of the debt renegotiation process. The meeting took place in the Paul VI Hall studio…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). INDEPAZ Confirms Murder Of Another Social Leader In Colombia. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Institute for Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ) on Wednesday reported the murder of women's rights defender Cecilia Valderrama in the Chaparral municipality, Tolima Department. | RELATED: | The leader of the El Escobal Women's Association (ASMUES) was found dead with signs of violence in a pasture on Wednesday. | Her neighbors last saw her on Tuesday at 18h00 local time, when she left her residence to a nearby road to wait fo…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). China To Extend Pro-Employment Policies. telesurenglish.net China will extend some of its pro-employment policies until the end of this year, further facilitate flexible employment, and increase financial support for sectors that continue to be impacted by the epidemic, a State Council meeting said. | RELATED: | It also passed a draft regulation on the management of earthquake protection for construction projects. The government will continue to refund unemployment insur…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). French Association Asks Biden To Stop US Blockade Against Cuba. telesurenglish.net France's Cuba Cooperation Association (CubaCoop) on Thursday urged U.S. President Joe Biden to put an end to the 60-year-old blockade imposed by his country on the Caribbean island. | RELATED: | "If Biden wants to help the Cuban population, he would put an end to the over 240 unilateral sanctions imposed by his predecessor Donald Trump, who also reinforced the blockade against this neighboring country," CubaCoop stated.

_____ (2021-05-13). Nurses In Massachusetts Are Waging The Longest Current Strike In The US. popularresistance.org After two months on the picket line, over seven hundred unionized nurses at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, are still out on strike. The walkout, which began on March 8, is the longest nurses' strike in Massachusetts in decades and currently the longest active picket line in the United States. The nurses, represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), are demanding that the hospital improve staffing ratios so they can adequately care for each patient. | In the year leading up to the strike, nurses at Saint Vincent filed more than six hundred official "unsafe staffing" reports. A co…

_____ (2021-05-13). The 'Zapatista Invasion' Has Begun! popularresistance.org It was a genuine surprise when the Zapatistas published their communiqué "A Mountain on the High Seas" on October 5, 2020, announcing a tour of the EZLN (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional) across five continents, starting with Europe. Even though the Zapatistas have not shied away from organizing initiatives in Chiapas and across Mexico — the March of the Color of the Earth just 20 years ago is a case in point — it is basically the first time since 1994 that they are leaving the borders of their homeland behind. | Then, on January 1 of this year, they published a Declaration for Life, co-signe…

Andy Kroll (2021-05-13). Mother's Day Tears. tomdispatch.com One hundred and fifty years ago, in the bloody wake of the Civil War, the abolitionist Julia Ward Howe issued a "Mother's Day Proclamation." The world, she wrote, could no longer bear such terrible violence and death. She called on women across the country to "rise up through the ashes and devastation" and come together in the cause of peace. Forty years later, her daughter Anna Jarvis created Mother's Day. In the midst of another national trauma, with the latest Mother's Day just past, perhaps it's an auspicious moment to celebrate not just mothers, but women more generally. I think about countless women like my…

Pasqualina Curcio (2021-05-13). The Importance of Wages for the Millions of Working Venezuelans. orinocotribune.com By Pasqualina Curcio — May 10, 2021 | There are those in Venezuela who dismiss the salary issue as if it were not relevant, as if it were just one more aspect among many other issues. They lightly convey the message that as long as we continue to be besieged by the US there is not much that can be done to adjust them to decent levels. They do not propose solutions and in response to requests for wage increases the answer is: "you cannot distribute what does not exist, you have to produce, and for that you have to work," as if we do not do that every day. | We are almost 14 million active workers in Venezuela…

Lisa Padilla (2021-05-13). The Reality of U.S. Racism. progressive.org It is time to stop debating whether or not racism exists and instead work toward creating an anti-racist society.

WSWS (2021-05-13). Netflix documentary Coded Bias promotes race and gender identity politics. wsws.org The Netflix documentary focuses on the "demographic" limitations of invasive technologies such as facial recognition systems.

WSWS (2021-05-13). Greek workers protest draconian employment legislation. wsws.org The anti-working-class labour bill will allow employers to increase the working day from a standard eight hours to 10 hours, without paying additional overtime.

Graham Peebles (2021-05-13). GDP versus Lasting Growth Rooted in Love. dissidentvoice.org In what feels like a throwback to another era, banks and big business are once again talking about 'growth', and economic development. Both of which amount to the same thing to the men and women of money — profit. After over a year of utter turmoil, death, illness, heartache, social and economic lockdowns, some nations …

Emanuel Pastreich (2021-05-13). The Big Lie Strategy of the "Global Super-Rich". The Weaknesses of the Human Mind. globalresearch.ca The massive concentration of wealth over the last few years has …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-13). UN expresses concern over deteriorating human rights situation in Algeria. peoplesdispatch.org The United Nations has

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-13). Nursing home workers in Connecticut prepare for strike as contract talks fail. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands of nursing home workers across the State of Connecticut have declared strike actions, beginning with a walk-out at 27 nursing homes on May 14. The strike action comes after failure of contract negotiations, along with repeated negligence from the government…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-13). Having been through it itself, South Ossetia warns of Donbass bloodbath. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com State Information Agency of the Republic of South OssetiaMay 13, 2021 President of South Ossetia called on Kiev to implement the agreements on the Donbass South Ossetian President Anatoly Bibilov called on Kiev to abide by the Minsk agreements to avoid deaths in Donbass. "In the world order, where Russia — there is development, where …

Amanda Mills (2021-05-13). Sanders, Omar, and others introduce permanent universal school meals program. nationofchange.org "No child in the richest country in the world should face hunger."

Ron Jacobs (2021-05-13). I Went Down to the Demonstration to Get My Fair Share of Abuse. counterpunch.org On May 4, 1972, the Paris Peace Talks were suspended when the northern Vietnamese negotiating team refused to back down from its demands. In the wake of the talks' suspension, President Nixon told the US head negotiator (and consummate war criminal) Henry Kissinger, "The bastards have never been bombed like they're going to be bombed

WSWS (2021-05-13). Soaring prices push US households to the edge. wsws.org Surging prices for necessities like used cars, phones, and housing have caused the biggest jump in "core" consumer prices in nearly four decades, according to new figures released Wednesday.

WSWS (2021-05-13). NATO begins massive Defender 2021 military exercises aimed at Russia. wsws.org The inclusion of non-NATO states including Ukraine and Georgia in NATO's largest war games in Europe since the end of the Cold War, on Russia's borders, is very provocative.

Global Research (2021-05-13). Rick Rozoff on US-NATO Warfare. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-13). U.S. nuclear-capable bomber fires Mach-8 hypersonic missile in simulated Arctic drill. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. nuclear-capable bomber fires Mach-8 hypersonic missile in simulated Arctic drillRick Rozoff In reporting on the nearly-completed Northern Edge 21 war games in Alaska and in the waters surrounding it, U.S. Air Force disclosed that a B-52H Stratofortress nuclear-capable bomber flew from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam to the massive Joint Pacific Alaska Range …

Prof. James Petras (2021-05-13). The Great Transformation: From the Welfare State to the Imperial Police State. globalresearch.ca The United States has experienced the biggest political upheaval in its recent history: the transformation of a burgeoning welfare state into a rapidly expanding, highly intrusive and deeply entrenched police state, linked to the most developed technological innovations.

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2021-05-13). The Decline of Freedom. counterpunch.org The Greek word eleutheria means freedom from external or internal tyrants. Life is meaningless without freedom. The battle cry of the Greeks fighting the Persians in early fifth century BCE or the Turks in the 1820s was freedom or death. The Greek national anthem is a Hymn to Freedom by the Greek national poet Dionysios Solomos. He

Global Research (2021-05-13). Global Research PDF Collection: 6 PDF Books for 1 Price. globalresearch.ca Purchase six e-books from Global Research Publisher's PDF collection at a discounted price. Download your order as a zipped folder straight to your computer and avoid shipping and handling costs. | Special Offer: …

WSWS (2021-05-13). Unite's sell-out pay deal at London United fuels anger among bus drivers. wsws.org The massive "no" vote registered at Park Royal, Stamford Brook and Shepherds Bush speaks to a growing mood of opposition to Unite's record of collusion.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-13). Settlers take out violent demonstrations against Arab citizens in Israel's Lod city. peoplesdispatch.org Settlers also attacked a mosque hours before the authorities imposed a night curfew and invoked an emergency. Many of these violent protests broke out after Israeli politicians blamed the Arab population for violence…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-13). Rick Rozoff on US-NATO Warfare. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2021-05-13). Venezuela's Arreaza asks EFE for Respect and Quality: Guaidó's Last Attempt at Revival (+Luis Vicente León). orinocotribune.com The Spanish news agency EFE reported though its Twitter account that former deputy "Guaidó proposes to negotiate with the Venezuelan government and advocates lifting the sanctions." | The headline adorned with the animated gif format image displaying "Breaking News" is the smooth and convenient read of what was a 5.40 minute display of threats and blackmail by the former deputy of the National Assembly. | The information is such a deliberate makeup and that so without context, that Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza did not let it pass without a comment. This was within the context of a revival of…

WSWS (2021-05-13). Workers and youth condemn Australian government ban on citizens returning from India. wsws.org Lalit said the travel ban "reminds me of the White Australia policy. It could very well set a precedent for the future. The Australian constitution does not have a bill of rights or freedom of speech."

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-05-13). Chile prepares for historic Constitutional Convention elections. peoplesdispatch.org This weekend, around 15 million Chileans will go to the polls to elect the 155 members of the Constitutional Convention, a body that will be responsible for rewriting the country's dictatorship-era constitution inherited from the era of Pinochet…

WSWS (2021-05-13). Colombia enters third week of protests as Bogotá and Washington prepare to escalate repression. wsws.org The crackdown is being carried out not only with the support of the Biden administration in Washington, but in close coordination with the Pentagon.

Moderator (2021-05-13). Israeli Defense Farce. scheerpost.com Mr. Fish Dwayne Booth (a.k.a., Mr. Fish) is a cartoonist, freelance writer and ScheerPost regular who has been published in many reputable and prestigious magazines, journals and newspapers. In addition to Harper's Magazine, his work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones Magazine, the Advocate, Z Magazine, the Utne Reader, Slate.com, MSNBC. |

Johanna Kichton (2021-05-13). People's Action Opposes Sen. Stabenow's Growing Climate Solutions Act. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 240.206.1145 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today released the following statement by Senior Strategist on Rural Policy and Organizing Shawn Sebastian opposing Sen. Stabenow (D-MI)'s Growing Climate Solutions Act, a bill which would have dangerous consequences for rural communities and family farms: "This bill would let big polluters greenwash their emissions while using …

Reynard Loki (2021-05-13). A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first environmental justice test. nationofchange.org Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island.

Mandy Smithberger (2021-05-13). Why the Pentagon's Budget Never Goes Down. counterpunch.org The first 100 days of President Joe Biden's administration have come and gone. While somewhat exaggerated, that milestone is normally considered the honeymoon period for any new president. Buoyed by a recent election triumph and inauguration, he's expected to be at the peak of his power when it comes to advancing the biggest, boldest items

Robert Hunziker (2021-05-13). Poisoning the Planet's Web of Life. dissidentvoice.org The Web of Life is under attack but almost nobody is aware because it's happening mostly below surface. Scientists have identified a rampant worldwide Bugpocalypse that's methodically killing the planet's most significant and most crucial life support system, and it's intentional! The victim is soil, which is the life source for 95% of the foods …

WSWS (2021-05-13). Top general warns Beijing could "overmatch" Western alliance as Canada steps up provocations against China. wsws.org With the explicit backing of parliament, the Canadian government-sponsored Halifax International Security Forum has awarded its John McCain Prize for Leadership in Public Service to Taiwan's president, Tsai Ing-wen.

Robert J. Burrowes (2021-05-13). Life on Earth is Dying. Thousands of Species Cease to Exist. Homo Sapiens is the Cause. globalresearch.ca On the day that you read this article, 200 species of life on Earth (plants, birds, animals, fish, amphibians, insects, reptiles) will cease to exist. Tomorrow, another 200 species will vanish forever.

WSWS (2021-05-13). Australian university trade union backs "education business" wsws.org The NTEU underscores its commitment to defending the lucrative profits that the universities help generate for the Australian ruling elite.

The Global Research Team (2021-05-13). Global Research Needs Your Support. Fundraising Campaign. globalresearch.ca In an era of media disinformation, our focus has essentially been to center on the "unspoken truth". | Twenty years ago, in the Summer of 2001, the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) launched the globalresearch.ca website. In the course of …

WSWS (2021-05-13). Federal judge hands UAW ex-President Dennis Williams wrist-slap sentence of 21 months for corruption charges. wsws.org The sentence of former UAW President Williams exposes the UAW as a corporatist organization that acts as an appendage of management, hostile to the class struggle and the working class.

Markela Panegyres (2021-05-13). On the books: Better Read Than Dead workers fight for rights. greenleft.org.au Precarious bookshop workers are fighting for better working conditions and rights, reports Isaac Nellist.

commondreams (2021-05-13). People's Action Opposes Sen. Stabenow's Growing Climate Solutions Act. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-13). Pen America Finds Surge in Anti-Protest Bills as State Legislators Escalate First Amendment Crackdown. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-13). National Groups Demand Biden Appoint a Strong Climate Leader as Federal Reserve Chair. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-13). Sanders Urges Labor Secretary Walsh to Protect Workers as Republican Governors Threaten to Withhold Aid. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-13). Certainty Act Would Power Clean Energy Transition, Stabilize State, Tribal Budgets. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-13). 22 Organizations, Including Main Street Alliance, Rural Democracy Initiative, Family Farm Action and RuralOrganizing.org, Today Released a Report Calling on Leaders to Take Policy Actions That Will Benefit Rural America. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-13). Senate Judiciary Committee Splits Vote Along Party Lines on Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Nominee. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-13). JPMorgan Chase Sets Insufficient Emissions "Intensity" Targets For Its Dirtiest Financing. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-13). 115 Top U.S. Wolf Experts, Scientists Urge Biden Administration to Restore Federal Protections for Gray Wolves. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Susan Price (2021-05-13). Colombia's leaders want to stain the country with blood. greenleft.org.au In the face of ongoing state repression, the Colombian people remain on the streets and continue resisting, write Laura Capote and Zoe Alexandra.

Susan Price (2021-05-13). Papuan leader arrested for 'treason'. greenleft.org.au A Papuan leader sought by Indonesian police over the 2019 Papua "Spring" uprising, Victor Yeimo, has been arrested on suspicion of treason, reports Susan Price.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-13). Residents take call for public housing to NSW parliament. greenleft.org.au Residents are continuing to call on the NSW government to stop its destruction of public housing in Glebe and Eveleigh. Rachel Evans reports.

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