Daily Archives: May 17, 2021

2021-05-17: News Headlines

Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-17). Who Benefits From Israel's Slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza? commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2021-05-17). US Supports Israel's Massacre of Palestinians in Gaza Strip. telesurenglish.net The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Sunday held an urgent meeting on the Palestine-Israel issue without reaching an agreement due to the U.S. stance in favor of Israel. | The meeting focused on the spiral of violence unleashed by the Israeli army's endless bombings against the over two million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip. | RELATED: | "This senseless cycle of bloodshed, terror, and destruct…

Committee to Protect Journalists (2021-05-17). Israel's Credibility Problem: Air Strikes destroy buildings housing more than a dozen media outlets in Gaza. juancole.com ( Committee to Protect Journalists) — New York — Israeli forces must refrain from bombing media outlets, and should ensure that journalists can work safely and without fear, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On May 11 and 12, Israeli warplanes bombed and destroyed the Al-Jawhara and Al-Shorouk office buildings in Gaza City, which …

WSWS (2021-05-17). Israel escalates assaults on Palestinians with US backing. wsws.org A single bombing in Gaza City overnight Saturday killed at least 42 people, including 12 women and eight children, and wounded 50 others, numbers likely to rise as rescuers bring out victims from under the rubble.

Ahmed Morsy (2021-05-17). Egypt Opens Rafah Crossing with Gaza Strip to Receive Palestinians Injured in Israeli Aggression. globalresearch.ca Egyptian authorities on …

Fight Back (2021-05-17). New York City commemorates Nakba Day. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Over 50,000 people gathered on May 15, in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn in honor of Nakba Day. This day is to remember the violent displacement of over 700,000 Palestinians by Israel in 1948. This action also came after recent events in Sheikh Jarrah, and the airstrikes of Gaza that have killed more than 140 Palestinians. The event was organized by Within Our Lifetime. | The crowd flooded the streets and rallied before marching through the neighborhood. The Bay Ridge community is an especially symbolic area for the action due to its large Palestinian population. People came out of their a…

WSWS (2021-05-17). Protests across Europe against Israeli war on Gaza. wsws.org Demonstrations were held in capitals including London, Paris, Berlin and Madrid.

WSWS (2021-05-17). Thousands protest Israel's bombings in Gaza throughout Australia. wsws.org Thousands of people joined demonstrations condemning the Zionist government's atrocities, held in the face of bipartisan support in the political establishment for Israel.

Juan Cole (2021-05-17). Israel's Total War on Palestinians: Hospital Crisis Grips Gaza in Deadliest Day of Israeli Airstrikes. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — In the deadliest single day of the Israeli air campaign on Palestinian Gaza, 42 were killed on Sunday, according to the BBC, including 16 women and 10 children. The BBC reports from the Gaza ministry of health that "The overall death toll in Gaza now stands at 197 people, including …

Zero Hedge (2021-05-17). Biden Phones Netanyahu: Doesn't Condemn Attack. globalresearch.ca update (4: 10pm): …

Progressive International (2021-05-17). End the Nakba Now. Israeli Bombs Rain On Gaza. globalresearch.ca Palestine is under …

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J.S. Davies (2021-05-17). How the United States Helps To Kill Palestinians. commondreams.org "The silence and worse from President Biden and most of our representatives in Congress at the massacre of civilians and mass destruction of Gaza is unconscionable." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-05-17). Video: The Corona Crisis And The Big Lie. globalresearch.ca The fear campaign …

Manuel García, Jr. (2021-05-17). For Palestine, in May 2021. counterpunch.org "Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever." — Thomas Jefferson, unrepentant slaveowner, in 1781, 80 years later came the Civil War. May 2021: In Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, Israeli mobs shielded by Israeli soldiers expropriate Palestinian homes: more living room for Greater Israel.

Fight Back (2021-05-17). Minnesota: More than 2000 protest against ongoing Nakba In Palestine. fightbacknews.org Columbia Heights, MN – On May 15, over 2000 people marched in the streets to protest the Israeli regime's latest onslaught against Palestine. The occasion was Nakba Day, commemorated on May 15 every year since 1948 when Zionist settlers ethnically cleansed over 750,000 Palestinians from their national homeland. The event was organized by American Muslims for Palestine-Minnesota (AMP-MN) and the Anti-War Committee (AWC), which were joined by Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of Minnesota (SJP-UMN), Jewish Voice for Peace-Twin Cities, Women Against Military Madness and others. | Demonstrators wav…

_____ (2021-05-17). Day of Action in Solidarity with the Palestinian Uprising: Tuesday, May 18. popularresistance.org As Israel is continuing its massacres in Gaza, its attacks in Jerusalem and settler mob violence throughout occupied Palestine from the river to the sea, Palestinians have called for a general strike! | Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins the call of Palestinians in Palestine and across the world for actions and mobilizations in support of the call for a general strike in Palestine on Tuesday, 18 May, and the escalation of organizing and resistance until liberation and return for Palestine.

Fight Back (2021-05-17). 25,000 in Chicago march to condemn Israel. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – The Coalition for Justice in Palestine (CJP) led 25,000 marchers into the streets of Chicago's central business area, the Loop, May 16, to demand a halt to Israeli violence and an end to the displacement of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah. The death toll from the Zionist air strikes, artillery and rubber-coated steel bullets nears 200. | The mostly youthful crowd rallied and marched for four hours. | CJP includes American Muslims for Palestine, United States Palestinian Community Network, Students for Justice in Palestine, Al-Nahda, the Palestinian American Community Center, and the Palestinian Ameri…

Craig Murray (2021-05-17). What Is Left for Palestine? globalresearch.ca Western media and …

Yousef Munayyer (2021-05-17). A Nightmare of Terror Across the Landscape of Palestine. zcomm.org As Israeli lynch mobs roam the streets attacking Palestinians, and as Israeli war planes drop bombs on Gaza, it's essential to understand how we arrived at this moment…

Mahmoud Muna (2021-05-17). The Palestinian Body Is Whole Once Again. zcomm.org Palestinians disconnected from each other have struggled immensely to maintain a national project with clear objectives. Now, struggling together across the entire geography of historic Palestine, the Palestinian body is coming back together…

_____ (2021-05-17). Open Letter: Do Better On Palestine. popularresistance.org Open letter from journalists, media workers, writers and commentators. In the past fortnight, the world has been appalled at Israeli settler organisations threatening Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem with forced expulsions and assaulting worshippers in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the third holiest site in Islam. As Israeli vigilante mobs attack Palestinians, the Netanyahu government has …

Romana Rubeo — Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-17). 'Anti-Zionist Naples': Award-Winning Italian Artist Speaks about Palestine and Why He Quit Photojournalism. counterpunch.org On April 1, a mural appeared in the Southern Italian city of Naples, depicting Palestinian workers lining at an Israeli military checkpoint near the occupied city of Bethlehem, in the West Bank. It is called 'Welcome to Bethlehem'. The mural, which quickly became popular in the town and on social media, was the work of

Anonymous007 (2021-05-17). Turkey Calls For OIC To Create "International Protection Mechanism" For Palestinians. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageOn May 16th, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu recommended an "international protection mechanism" for Palestine's civilians in an emergency meeting of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)."These efforts should also include physical protection through forming an international protection force with military and financial contributions of willing countries," Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the virtual meeting of the 57-member Islamic bloc, adding such a me…

Networker (2021-05-17). Tomorrow morning! (Saturday, 5/15): Two online events about Palestine! indybay.org Here are 2 online events about Palestine taking place tomorrow morning, Saturday, May 15. These events are hosted in Canada and the UK, however, the listed times are for our "Pacific time zone". Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-05-17). 5/15/21 From SF to DC for Palestine: Thousands on the March. indybay.org Perhaps 2,000 marched in San Francisco for Palestine with dozens of Palestinian flags on Mission Street from 16th to 24th Street and beyond and among other places, right under the noses of Congress and the White House, Washington DC had thousands of supporters of Palestine on the March on 5/15/21. See the livestream of DC at www.pscp.tv/w/1eaJbnAMYlZJX

Allan Fisher (2021-05-17). Sunday 5/16: Protest Israel's USA funded human rights abuses of Palestinians. indybay.org Corner of Ocean and Water Streets, Santa Cruz. Sponsored by Palestine Justice Coalition.

Peter Maiden (2021-05-17). Protest in Solidarity with Palestine in Fresno. indybay.org 73rd year of the Nakba marked by Palestinians in Fresno May 15. Hundreds turned out.

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-05-17). Thousands in SF March in Solidarity with Palestine. indybay.org As outrage over Israel's ethnic cleansing explodes in cities throughout the world, San Francisco does its part.

Richard Eskow (2021-05-17). As Gaza Burns, Where is Washington's "Respect for Norms" Now? commondreams.org "Let's be clear," writes Richard Eskow. For Israel, recent statements from the Biden administration "are a license to kill." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Toward increasing Networking (2021-05-17). Online events w/ Bill McKibben, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Peter Linebaugh, Chomsky & others. indybay.org Here are some 27 online events taking place over the next 10 days (and starting tomorrow, May 16), featuring people such as Bill McKibben, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Peter Linebaugh, Cynthia Kaufman, Noam Chomsky, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, Australia, and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

commondreams (2021-05-17). Sunrise Movement Endorses Green New Deal Champion Nina Turner. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2021-05-17). Israel Is Trying to Destroy Us: Gaza Father & Writer Speaks Out as Palestinian Death Toll Nears 200. democracynow.org Israel's assault on Gaza has entered its second week, as Israel killed at least 42 Palestinians in Gaza Sunday in the deadliest day so far when it bombarded the besieged area with airstrikes, artillery fire and gunboat shelling. Israel has killed nearly 200 Palestinians, including 58 children and 34 women, and destroyed over 500 homes in Gaza, leaving 40,000 Palestinians homeless. Israel also leveled a 12-story building housing the offices of the Associated Press and Al Jazeera. "This is a total destruction from the Israeli occupation against the native Palestinians in Gaza," says Palestinian academic and activis…

Staff (2021-05-17). "Terror from the Skies": UNRWA Condemns Israeli Bombing of Gaza Refugee Camp, Killing Family of 10. democracynow.org Matthias Schmale, director of UNRWA operations in Gaza, says civilians in the besieged territory are facing "terror from the skies" amid Israel's bombardment, which has already killed nearly 200 people. "The price the civilian population is paying for this is unacceptable. This has to stop. This is terror on a civilian population."

Staff (2021-05-17). Headlines for May 17, 2021. democracynow.org Israel's Deadly Assault on Gaza Enters Second Week: 200 Palestinians Killed and Media Attacked, India, Nepal Battle Devastating COVID Wave as More Asian Countries Impose Restrictions Amid Surge, Nurses' Union Challenges New CDC Mask Guidelines; Judge Keeps Eviction Ban in Place for Now, Blast in Afghan Mosque Kills 12 as Fighting Intensifies Between Taliban and Gov't Forces, Chilean Voters Select Delegates to Draft New Constitution, Colombian Protests Call for End to State Violence After Suicide of Teen Sexually Abused by Police, GOP Replaces Liz Cheney with Trump Loyalist Elise Stefanik, Texas Set to Enact Draco…

Staff (2021-05-17). Gaza Journalist: Israel Is Deliberately Targeting the Media by Bombing AP & Al Jazeera Offices. democracynow.org We speak with Palestinian reporter Youmna al-Sayed, who was among the journalists who had to flee for their lives when Israel bombed and leveled a 12-story Gaza building that housed the offices of media organizations including the Associated Press and Al Jazeera. Israel has claimed, without evidence, that the building was being used by Hamas operatives, but al-Sayed says it's part of a pattern of Israeli attacks on media. "This is no coincidence," she says.

Staff (2021-05-17). UN Relief Agency Condemns Israeli Bombing of Gaza Refugee Camp. truthout.org Matthias Schmale, director of UNRWA operations in Gaza, says civilians in the besieged territory are facing "terror from the skies" amid Israel's bombardment, which has already killed nearly 200 people. "The price the civilian population is paying for this is unacceptable. This has to stop. This is terror on a civilian population." | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. | AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I'm Amy Goodma…

Juan Cole (2021-05-17). Israel's Total War on Palestinians. zcomm.org Hospital Crisis Grips Gaza in Deadliest Day of Israeli Airstrikes…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-17). Ocasio-Cortez Leads House Dems' Demand That Biden 'End the Carceral Approach to Immigration'. commondreams.org "It is time to end the carceral approach to immigration… Instead, we urge the Biden administration to pursue humane and just immigration policies that aim to end mass incarceration, criminalization, and deportation of immigrants." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

David Swanson (2021-05-17). Talk World Radio: Katrina vanden Heuvel on U.S.-Russia Relations. warisacrime.org Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm. Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. Katrina vanden Heuvel is Editorial Director and Publisher of The Nation magazine. See thenation.com She is also vice-president of the American Committee for U.S.-Russia Accord, a group interested in an informed dialogue about …

commondreams (2021-05-17). ACLU Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Hear Case Challenging Roe v. Wade. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-17). Supreme Court Sends Baltimore Climate Damages Case Back to Appeals Court. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-17). Gaza in the dark after Israel bombs power lines. electronicintifada.net Health facilities targeted in suspected war crimes as death toll rises.

Global Research News (2021-05-17). Selected Articles: Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide. globalresearch.ca By The government of Israel headed by Benjamin Netanyahu has committed exte…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-17). Amnesty International Calls for ICC War Crimes Probe of Israeli Strikes on Gaza Homes. commondreams.org "Deliberate attacks on civilians and civilian property and infrastructure are war crimes, as are disproportionate attacks," said Amnesty International's Saleh Higazi in urging the ICC to investigate Israel's bombings in Gaza. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2021-05-17). Israel/OPT: Pattern of Israeli Attacks on Residential Homes in Gaza Must Be Investigated As War Crimes. commondreams.org ______________________________…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). 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 …

Laura Packard (2021-05-17). Redistribution of Health Through the American Families Plan. commondreams.org "The American Families Plan will make (Affordable Care Act) subsidies permanent—ensuring that millions of Americans can keep their care. And the top 1% of taxpayers will pay for it." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Liberation Staff (2021-05-17). Nakba 73: Actions in 75+ US cities remember the Palestinian 'Catastrophe' of 1948. liberationnews.org Seventy-three years after al-Nakba, or "the Catastrophe," Palestinians and their supporters from all around the world took to the streets to stand with the Palestinian resistance to Israeli apartheid, demand an end to U.S. aid to Israel and called for support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. As many as 100,000 people in the …

Eds. (2021-05-17). China lands Tianwen-1 Rover on Mars in a major first for the Country. mronline.org Second only to the U.S. in a fully successful Mars landing, China is now set to explore the Utopia Planitia region of the Red Planet's surface. | May 17, 2021 | Newswire…

Eds. (2021-05-17). U.S. defeat in Afghanistan—A contrast with the Soviet experience. mronline.org As'ad AbuKhalil says Western media never regarded the U.S. involvement for what it really was. | May 17, 2021 | Newswire…

Eds. (2021-05-17). This isn't a civil war, it is settler-colonial brutality. mronline.org We are not seeing a "civil war" inside Israel, but rather the Israeli settler state declaring a war on its colonized "citizens," and Palestinians fighting for their liberation. | May 17, 2021 | Newswire…

Eds. (2021-05-17). Biden budget would send $1.3 billion more to Israeli military than to Global climate programs: Analysis. mronline.org A group of anti-war veterans said President Joe Biden's spending priorities indicate that he thinks "preserving apartheid is more important than fighting climate change." | May 17, 2021 | Newswire…

Staff (2021-05-17). 'ÔªøIt is illegal for US aid to support human rights violations' — Sen. Bernie Sanders. therealnews.com Amid international outcry over the violence Israeli forces are unleashing on occupied Palestinians, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Sunday that lawmakers must "take a hard look" at the nearly $4 billion in military aid the U.S. sends to Israel annually.

The Conversation (2021-05-17). How global tax dodging costs lives: new research shows a direct link to increased death rates. juancole.com By Bernadette O'Hare and Stephen Hall | — Tax abuse is an expensive business. According to a recent report by the Tax Justice Network, avoiding or evading tax deprives governments across the world of around US$427 billion ( £302 billion) every year. This is money that could otherwise be spent on things like clean water, sanitation, …

Staff (2021-05-17). Chileans go to Polls on the Second Day of Elections. orinocotribune.com On Sunday, May 16, voting process continued on the second day of elections in Chile, after 20% of the registered voters cast their votes on Saturday. | Sunday was the last day of the so-called "mega-elections" in Chile, in which 14.9 million voters were eligible to elect 155 members of the Constitutional Convention that will draft the new Constitution, and also 16 governors, 345 mayors, and 2,252 councilors. 1,278 candidates belonging to more than 70 lists contested for…

Editorial Team (2021-05-17). The social conformation of the productive forces: why does technology always end up working against us? challenge-magazine.org "Economists explain how production takes place in the above-mentioned relations, but what they do not explain is how these relations themselves are produced, that is, the historical movement that gave them birth." — Karl Marx, The Poverty of Philosophy. | The nature of productive forces is not ideologically neutral. Science, technology and machinery are devoted and subordinate to capital. The Marxists who treat socialism as an inevitable result of expanded production revise the core essence of Marxism: revolutionary struggle. | A Marxist who upholds dialectical materialism knows that the productive forces…

Albert Bender (2021-05-17). The struggle against Native "mascots" erupts in Tennessee town. peoplesworld.org COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — This small university town about 80 miles east of Nashville has joined the legion of other municipalities in the U.S. facing the issue of Native mascots used by school sports teams. On a pleasant Saturday afternoon, May 1, several dozen demonstrators led by Chiricahua Apache, and Sayota Knight, marched from the campus …

Tim Zelina, Molly Nagin (2021-05-17). Coalition backs Tamir Rice's mother in pushing Justice Dept. to re-open case. peoplesworld.org CLEVELAND—Nearly seven long years after 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot down while playing in a park by Cleveland police officers, his mother Samaria Rice is still fighting for justice. A multi-racial, working class, and youth-led coalition has formed in support of Ms. Rice in calling for the Department of Justice under Attorney General Merrick Garland …

Morgan Artyukhina (2021-05-17). Passing the LGBTQ Equality Act is within reach — but only if we fight for it. liberationnews.org May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

Staff (2021-05-17). Gaza Student: An Israeli Bomb Killed My Pregnant Cousin. The US Is Complicit. truthout.org As Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza claimed dozens of civilian lives over the weekend, destroying residences, media offices and infrastructure, Truthout spoke with Nour Alshaer, a student and activist currently living with her family in Gaza's Al-Jonina neighborhood, which she said has been targeted by Israel, causing "massacres" of civilians. | Last week, Alshaer's pregnant cousin was killed in an airstrike. While Alshaer herself remains "physically OK," Alshaer said on Monday that her family in…

Staff (2021-05-17). South Carolina Can Now Execute People on Death Row by Firing Squad. truthout.org South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill on Friday adding firing squads to the list of execution methods used to kill people sentenced with the death penalty. | The bill passed the state legislature with

Staff (2021-05-17). Biden Push for $735 Million Weapons Sale to Israel Amid Onslaught Sparks Outrage. truthout.org Human rights advocates warned Monday that the Biden administration is deepening U.S. complicity in the Netanyahu regime's ongoing massacre of civilians in Gaza by attempting to push through a $735 million sale of so-called "precision-guided weapons" to Israel. | The Washington Post

John Wojcik (2021-05-17). Latest Israeli airstrikes in Gaza the worst so far. peoplesworld.org The Israeli military, determined to inflict maximum destruction in Gaza ahead of any possible ceasefire agreement, launched the heaviest barrage of airstrikes on civilian areas yet early this morning. The Netanyahu regime ignored calls by country after country around the world urging Israel to stop its attacks and, in fact, seemed to be intensifying the …

Sasha Abramsky (2021-05-17). The California Prosecutors Who Want to Keep People Out of Jail. thenation.com Three Strikes policy, a coalition of recently elected district attorneys is pushing back against mass incarceration.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-17). AFL-CIO's VP Tefere Gebre: Filibuster slams workers, refugees, people of color. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Declaring the Senate filibuster, a relic of the Jim Crow era and before, slams workers, refugees and people of color, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre stepped up labor's campaign to abolish the racist and archaic Senate rule. Only by doing so, he declared, will a majority of the U.S. Senate, and the U.S. people, …

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Anonymous007 (2021-05-17). West Bank Escalation Ramps Up With Netanyahu Vowing Even Heavier Bombardment. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 17th, Hamas' military wing said it had fired rockets at the Ashkelon and Be'er Sheva areas after the deadliest night of Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip since hostilities began a week ago. | In a statement early in the morning, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades announced that it targeted areas in the southern Israeli-occupied territories with rockets in response to the IDF's continued bombardment. | Reuters reported that the aerial bombardment on May 16th involved more than 1…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-17). Biden Signed $735 Million Weapons Sale To Israel Amid Ongoing Shelling With Gaza — Report. southfront.org Illustrative Image | On May 17, US President Joe Biden had approved the $ 735 million sale of high-precision weapons to Israel, According to the sources of The Washington Post, Congress received the notification on May 5, a few days before the military escalation. U.S. lawmakers reportedly have 20 days to subm…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-17). UK And France Send Patrol Ships To Black Sea, As Kiev Expects Warships. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 16th, a British Navy patrol ship entered the Black Sea. | Russia's Black Sea Fleet has started tracking the British Royal Navy's HMS Trent patrol vessel, the Russian Defense Ministry's National Defense Management Center reported. | "The forces and means of the Black Sea Fleet have started tracking the activities of the Trent patrol vessel of the British Navy, which entered the Black Sea waters on May 16," the statement said. | On May 11th, the report said the Black Sea Fleet started ke…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-17). Military Situation In Syria On May 17, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 16, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on SAA members in Nawa city on 15th May | On May 16, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on SDF vehicle west of Tabqah | On May 16, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on SDF members south of Markadah | On May 16, SDF with support of US coalition carried out a security operation in the Dhiban area | On May 16, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces north of Lattakia | On May 16, Intra-…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-17). Military Situation In Afghanistan On May 17, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 16, clashes between Taliban and the government forces were reported in the Muqr area | On May 16, the Taliban overrun the Afghan Army's Sardar Safa post south of Dowlat Shah | On May 16, an IED blast was reported south of Jalalabad in Bara Kala area. 3 civilian were killed | On May 16, 3 Afghan Army soldiers were wounded in an attack on Hayatullah Hayat, the Interior Ministery's guards in Herat | Taliban violated the ceasefire in 21 province, 21 civilians wer…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-17). Amazing Steps By Russian Diplomacy. southfront.org Photo credit should read ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/GettyImages | On May 14, the Russian government finally approved the official list of 'unfriendly states', in response to the new sanctions, harsh rhetoric and diplomatic expulsions.According to official documents, the list includes foreign states that are committing unfriendly actions against the Russian Federation, citizens of the Russian Federation or Russian legal entities, and includes measures of influence (counteraction) established by the decree of the President of Russia that are appli…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-17). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On May 17, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Novgorodske shelled DPR positions in Shirokaya Balka with 82-mm artillery | 2. UAF in Pesky targeted DPR positions in Zhabunki with grenade launchers | 3. UAF in Verhnetoretskoe shelled DPR positions in Mikhailovka with grenade launchers | 4. UAF in Starognatovka shelled DPR positions in Petrovskoe with 120-mm artillery and grenade launchers | 5. UAF in Starognatovka shelled DPR positions in Novolaspa with grenade launchers | 6. UAF in Bogdanovka shelled…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-17). U.S. And Its Allies Try To Split The World In Two. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Eric Zuesse. | America's response to the increasing economic success of China and other nations that until recent decades were impoverished former colonies is to organize its own allies — especially the English-speaking countries — to become a totally separate global economic trading and military alliance standing against that "third world" — and thereby force all non-aligned nations to have to either choose to be allied with the United States or else become conquered b…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-17). War By Other Means: Who Is Financing The Iranian "6Rang" LGBTQ Organization? southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by The pattern is always unmistakable. The folks who use Usury, Economic Sanctions, Coup d'Etats, Assassinations, and endless Empire Wars, also employ Cultural Marxism, especially when it comes to the targeted character of the LGBTQ movement's slings and arrows against both Christianity and Islam, and against sovereign nation-states who have figured out that Zio-Globalism is the death of their nations a…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-17). FBI And DHS Conclude White Supremacist Domestic Terrorism Is No.1 Threat To U.S. Security. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In the United States lone wolf attackers with easily accessible weapons present the greatest terrorism threat to the US and the number of people dying at the hands of racially motivated extremists every year is on the rise since 2017. | This was concluded in a joint report [ The repor…

Ralph Nader (2021-05-17). NPR at 50: Straying From Its Civic Mission? counterpunch.org This month is the 50th anniversary of National Public Radio (NPR). Knowing about my work back then with other advocates, to persuade Congress to pass legislation creating NPR and PBS, (which was opposed by most of the commercial radio/TV industry), a friend asked what I think of NPR now. A few observations, drawn from listening to NPR largely over

Patrick Cockburn (2021-05-17). Biden Can't Avoid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. counterpunch.org Joe Biden is trying to keep his distance from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which means continuing with a US policy that is unrelentingly favourable to Israel. This is not likely to change as Biden reasserts "Israel's right to defend itself" without making even a symbolic bow to the Palestinians' equal right to safety and security.

Peter Koenig (2021-05-17). The Super-Capitalists' Depopulation Agenda. globalresearch.ca The masters behind …

Ahmed Nehad (2021-05-17). Teaching Wordsworth amid Gaza's trauma. electronicintifada.net Woken at midnight by Israel's bombs.

Mairead Maguire (2021-05-17). Gaza: IDF Kills Palestinians, Countless Children, by Air Bombardments. globalresearch.ca In Belfast, Northern …

Sam Ord, Nick Clark (2021-05-17). 100,000 march in London to support Palestinian resistance. nationofchange.org The protest follows Israeli settlers attempted eviction of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, east Jerusalem, cops' attacks on Al Aqsa mosque and airstrikes on Gaza.

Ali Abunimah (2021-05-17). Israel fakes another video of "Hamas rockets" next to Gaza homes. electronicintifada.net Lies about "human shields" used to justify slaughter of civilians in Gaza.

Editorial La Jornada (2021-05-17). Israel: Reacciones adversas. globalizacion.ca En Nueva York, ayer, el Consejo de Seguridad de la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU) realizó una reunión de emergencia a fin de buscar un modo de detener el inmisericorde ataque de Israel contra la población de Gaza —que ha…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-17). Israeli air strikes on Gaza enter second week, death toll nears 200. peoplesdispatch.org Despite causing horrifying levels of death and damage, Israel's caretaker prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that the brutal offensive will continue at "full force"

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-17). 'A Huge Loss': Israel's Killing of Top Doctors Further Strains Overwhelmed Gaza Health System. commondreams.org Already strained by 14 years of economic blockade, Gaza's medical infrastructure is reeling amid an inlflux of wounded patients and the killing of two top doctors in an Israeli airstrike that killed 33 people over the weekend. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Patrick Gathara (2021-05-17). Colonial Powers Have Long Demanded the 'Right to Self-Defense' Against the People They Have Colonized. commondreams.org "Rather than seeking "moral clarity", the West is using moral obfuscation to justify attacks on a refugee population by a colonial power that has evicted them from their land, blockades them in what is, in essence, an open-air prison, and then claims the right to do so in peace and quiet." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Peninsula Peace, Justice Center (2021-05-17). Monday 5/17: Gaza: Palestinians Under Siege Webinar w/ Joel Beinin, Middle East Scholar Stanford. indybay.org Online event via Zoom…

Carolina Ortiz-Alvarez (2021-05-17). Sonoma Amazon Distribution Center, Business Growth, and Traffic. indybay.org Amazon Warehouse to cause major traffic.

Lucy Schiller (2021-05-17). In Search of a Place to Cry: The Gray Panthers COVID Memorial. counterpunch.org At last count, Covid-19 has killed 182,000 people in nursing homes—residents and staff alike. That's nearly one-third of all Covid-19 fatalities in the United States. In some states, it's particularly bad: in New Hampshire, for instance, nearly seventy percent of Covid deaths have been linked to nursing homes. At some point in the pandemic, I

WSWS (2021-05-17). Reinstate London bus driver David O'Sullivan: For a safe workplace against COVID-19! No to victimisations! wsws.org A London transport worker for three decades, O'Sullivan was sacked for upholding workers' rights to a safe workplace during the coronavirus pandemic.

WSWS (2021-05-17). Yet another COVID-19 death at Faurecia Saline, Michigan plant exposes continued pandemic danger. wsws.org Reports of yet another COVID-19 death at the plant point to the continued dangers faced by workers due to the abandonment of even basic health and safety protocols.

WSWS (2021-05-17). Report shows CEOs in US cashed in during the pandemic as workers lost jobs, wages and lives. wsws.org The Institute for Policy Studies report shows that more than half of the top 100 low-wage corporations in the US rigged their executive compensation arrangements to guarantee that CEO pay increased by millions, while workers suffered economic devastation and death during the pandemic.

WSWS (2021-05-17). Survey of epidemiologists exposes lies that children do not spread COVID-19. wsws.org The findings contradict claims made throughout the pandemic by the entire political establishment, the CDC, the teachers unions and the corporate media, all of which have downplayed the dangers posed to children and society as a whole by the policy of reopening schools.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-17). Uruguay's trade union center calls for a national strike in June. peoplesdispatch.org Uruguay's trade union center, the Inter-Union Plenary of Workers – National Convention of Workers (PIT-CNT), has called for a 24-hour national strike on June 17 to demand measures to combat the economic and social crisis generated by the COVID-19 pandemic…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-05-17). Tomgram: Todd Miller, Maintaining Instability in a World of Inequality. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. The pandemic should remind us that we increasingly live in two ever-less-equal worlds. Think of them as Planet A and Planet B. Right now, the one you generally wouldn't want to be living on is Planet B. There, …

_____ (2021-05-17). Jobs Report Coverage Lacked Context, Worker Perspective. popularresistance.org In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, the editorial board of the Financial Times (4/20/20), perhaps the most important newspaper of capital in the English-speaking world, fretted about how the pandemic could upend labor relations. After the Black Death of the 1300s, the paper noted, the population decline meant surviving peasants had the leverage to demand higher pay. The editors assured their readers that nothing so radical was coming due to Covid-19: "A thankfully much lower mortality rate means such a transformation is unlikely," the editors said. | A year later, things aren't going as planned. News outl…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). 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 (2021-05-17). 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 …

WSWS (2021-05-17). Sri Lankan government opposes national lockdown despite surging COVID-19 infections. wsws.org Opposition parties are also responsible for the government's criminal policies in response to the pandemic and other social attacks.

Bryce Covert (2021-05-17). How Teachers Fought for Their Safety in the Pandemic—and Won. thenation.com How Teachers Fought for Their Safety in the Pandemic—and Won…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-17). National Nurses United Condemns CDC for Endangering Frontline Workers With Latest Covid-19 Guidance. commondreams.org "Now is not the time to relax protective measures, and we are outraged that the CDC has done just that while we are still in the midst of the deadliest pandemic in a century," said National Nurses United. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). 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 …

Speak Out Now (2021-05-17). Saturday 6/5: The Tokyo Summer Olympics: Capitalist Mega-Games in a Pandemic. indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

WSWS (2021-05-17). New Zealand and France host "Christchurch Call" summit to expand internet censorship. wsws.org The Christchurch Call initiative has nothing to do with combating the extreme right, but is aimed at strengthening censorship of left-wing and socialist content by governments and tech companies.

WSWS (2021-05-17). Washington and AFL-CIO file labor complaints in Matamoros and Silao, Mexico. wsws.org Far from bringing a dawn of "union democracy" to Mexico, the AFL-CIO and the Biden administration are invoking the "labor reform" provisions of the United States-Mexico-Canada trade deal in an attempt to suppress the growing influence of socialist internationalism via the World Socialist Web Site.

WSWS (2021-05-17). UK: Calls for "gendered perspective" on COVID-19 conceal class issues. wsws.org No doubt, a position as gender advisor on SAGE would be a significant career advance for the successful applicant. It would change nothing for working class women—let alone the working class as a whole.

Jonathan Turley (2021-05-17). CDC Admits that It Miscalculated the Risk of Outdoor COVID Transmission. globalresearch.ca The

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2021-05-17). "Planned Obsolescence": The Push for Big Pharma's Booster Covid Shots and Annual Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca Last month, the …

_____ (2021-05-17). Largest Nurses Union Condemns CDC Rollback On COVID Protection Guidance. popularresistance.org National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of registered nurses in the United States, today condemned new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance stating that fully vaccinated people no longer needed to wear masks, avoid crowds or large gatherings, and no longer needed to isolate after exposure or get tested unless they develop symptoms. Nurses say that given the threat to their patients across the country, they are especially disappointed that the CDC would ease up its Covid guidance on the heels of International Nurses Day.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). Fatigue, perceived cognitive impairment and mood disorders associated with post-COVID-19 syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ?– Patients diagnosed with post-COVID-19 syndrome, also known as "PCS," "COVID-19 long-haul syndrome" and "Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS COV-2," experience symptoms such as mood disorders, fatigue and perceived cognitive impairment that can negatively affect returning to work and resuming normal activities, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My uncle was diagnosed with COVID-19, and his doctors mentioned the possibility of putting him on ECMO. What does this mean? ANSWER: A COVID-19 infection can lead to mild symptoms for many people, but for others, it can cause life-threatening lung failure. In cases like your uncle's, traditional life support measures, such as a …

Staff (2021-05-17). Sunday COVID-19 Brief: 14 Deaths and 1,070 New Cases in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com This Sunday, May 16, Venezuela reported 1,070 new COVID-19 cases, out of which 1,063 were from community transmission, and seven were imported (three from Panama, three from Aruba. and one from Mexico). | The state with the most positives in the last 24 hours was Yaracuy, with 183 cases. The rest of the infections were distributed across the country as follows: La Guaira, 164; Aragua, 111; Miranda, 94; Zulia, 86; Caracas, 76; Táchira, 65; Anzoátegui, 59; Trujillo, 41; Guárico, 37; Falcón, 35; Carabobo, 31; Nueva Esparta, 26; Portuguesa, 20; Lara, 11; Sucre, eight; Cojedes, seven; Apure, six; Bolívar, two; and Mér…

Nina Burleigh (2021-05-17). How Profiteers Hijacked the CDC's Covid Response. thenation.com How Profiteers Hijacked the CDC's Covid Response…

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-05-17). How Bill Gates Set the Stage for Modi's Disastrous Response to COVID-19 in India. counterpunch.org While the incompetence of the Indian government is starkly visible in its handling of the second wave of the COVID-19 crisis, its performance has been far worse on the vaccine front. The BJP-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which seems to believe in the ideology of free-market capitalism, thinks that the market will magically

Gregg Gonsalves, The Nation (2021-05-17). Sharing the Vaccine Is Just the First Step. thenation.com Sharing the Vaccine Is Just the First Step…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). 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 …

Christine Thach (2021-05-17). Asian Hate Is on the Rise. indybay.org This article is about recent hate crimes that have been happening towards older Asian people. Many Asians have been getting attacked because COVID happened, and many people assume that every Asian have COVID-19.

Chris Hedges (2021-05-17). Chris Hedges: Israel, the Big Lie. globalresearch.ca Nearly all the …

The Associated Press (2021-05-17). Mexican President Apologizes for 1911 Massacre of Chinese. latinorebels.com MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president presented an apology Monday for a 1911 massacre in which over 300 Chinese people were slaughtered by revolutionary troops in the northern city of Torreón.

Tamara Nassar (2021-05-17). Israel kills children, doctors in horrific nighttime massacre. electronicintifada.net EU, US give Israel more time to carry on killing.

The Jamal Journal (2021-05-17). The May 13, 1985 Massacre: Honor the Victims by Freeing Mumia Abu-Jamal! indybay.org This is a compilation of links to many recent articles. Reprinted in full is a 2010 article about May 13, 1985, written by Angola 3 News. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on the May 15, 2021 West Philadelphia community event honoring those murdered by police on May 13, 1985: "Janine Africa said the mothers have just one demand: Free writer and activist Mumia Abu-Jamal from Mahanoy State Correctional Institution in Frackville, Schuylkill County."

Lawrence Davidson (2021-05-17). Apartheid Israel Confirmed. counterpunch.org The Question Of Apartheid It was perhaps 6 or 7 years ago. I was part of a panel, debating on Israel and the Palestinians, that took place at a local (West Chester, Pa) Quaker Friends school. The school had such debates regularly until the administration caved-in to pressure from the Zionist parents of a number

CounterPunch News Service (2021-05-17). Forest Service Halts Huge Clearcutting Plan Next to Yellowstone National Park that Threatened Grizzlies, Lynx. counterpunch.org Proposal called for 4,600 acres of clearcuts, bulldozing up to 56 miles of roads on public lands just outside of Yellowstone WEST YELLOWSTONE, MONTANA— Following a challenge by multiple conservation groups, the U.S. Forest Service announced Thursdaythat it was halting a plan to clearcut more than 4,600 acres of native forests, log across an additional

Danny Shaw (2021-05-17). This is Not a Crisis, This is a Rebellion: a Report from the Front Lines of Haiti. counterpunch.org Haitians at a March 2021 protest wear T-shirts that read, "The slaves have revolted." / Twitter/DannyShawCUNY All of Haitian society is in revolt. A mambo and hougan—the traditional voudou priestess and priest—lead ancestral ceremonies before rallies take the streets and block the central arteries of Port-au-Prince, Cap HaàØtien, and other Haitian cities and towns. After

Dean Baker (2021-05-17). Why Biden Should Reappoint Powell as Fed Chair, Now. counterpunch.org Jerome Powell's term as chair of the Federal Reserve Board does not end until next January, but the debate on his reappointment has already begun. It would be good for the economy if Powell were reappointed and if Biden announced this decision as soon as possible. In making the case for Powell, it is important

WSWS (2021-05-17). Volvo Truck workers in Virginia overwhelmingly defeat UAW-backed contract. wsws.org Truck workers voted by 91 percent to reject the contract pushed by the United Auto Workers that included a cut in real wages, the introduction of a 10-hour workday and other givebacks.

WSWS (2021-05-17). Australian educators speak about appalling working conditions and the union's complicity. wsws.org The 2021 State of our Schools survey found deteriorating working conditions, with teachers working at least 15 hours of extra unpaid work, while principals worked 60 hours a week.

WSWS (2021-05-17). UAW silent as Stellantis moves to slash nearly half of workforce at its Belvidere, Illinois Assembly Plant. wsws.org The United Auto Workers has been virtually silent as Stellantis announced that it will cut production at the Belvidere Jeep Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Illinois, by July 26, permanently laying off nearly half of the current workforce.

WSWS (2021-05-17). Vote "no" on the UAW-Nexteer Saginaw sellout agreement! Form a Nexteer Rank-and-File Committee and broaden the struggle throughout the auto industry! wsws.org The UAW is seeking to impose a new company-dictated tentative agreement after the last sellout deal was voted down by the Local 699 membership by 85 percent in February.

WSWS (2021-05-17). This week in history: May 17-23. wsws.org 25 years ago: Strike wave in western Europe On May 20-22, 1996, nearly two weeks of protest strikes against German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's plans for $32 billion in cuts in the welfare state culminated in three days of mass action.

WSWS (2021-05-17). Australian Labor Party leader delivers pro-business budget reply. wsws.org Albanese did not differ from the government's handouts to the corporate elite and the military, and outlined policies that do not even pretend to address the social crisis facing ordinary people.

WSWS (2021-05-17). A conversation with Firouzeh Khosrovani, Iranian director of Radiograph of a Family. wsws.org As part of our coverage of this year's San Francisco film festival, we commented on Iranian director Firouzeh Khosrovani's film. We suggested the work was "a sensitive, semi-autobiographical and semi-fictionalized portrait."

WSWS (2021-05-17). Lockout at ExxonMobil Beaumont, Texas refinery continues as USW negotiators reject management's contract offer. wsws.org USW bargainers rejected the company's proposed deal because of provisions that would eliminate seniority, an issue that has been a major sticking point in negotiations all along.

Andrew Emett (2021-05-17). Video shows mentally ill man's death in sheriff's custody. nationofchange.org "I don't want any violence in my city. I want us to view this tape and I want us to learn what we don't want happening here."

Moderator (2021-05-17). How People in Trouble Created a Radical Health Care Movement. scheerpost.com Buy Let the Record Show: A Political History of Act Up New York, 1987 — 1993 by Sarah Schulman. Review by Scott Tucker / Original to ScheerPost "The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals, united in anger, and committed to end the AIDS crisis." This simple mission statement was announced at the beginning of each ACT UP meeting. People in trouble… |

_____ (2021-05-17). Heavy Israeli Crackdown On Palestinians Marking Nakba Anniversary. popularresistance.org Palestinians across the West Bank gathered in large numbers on Saturday to mark the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba, or "the Catastrophe," which has come to define the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in recent history. | The protests commemorate the event in which some 800,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homes to make way for the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.

Jay Stanley (2021-05-17). Digital IDs Might Sound Like a Good Idea, But They Could Be a Privacy Nightmare. aclu.org There's been a lot of At first blush, the idea of a driver's license we can keep on our phone might sound good. Digital is often toute…

Brendan Wintle, Laura Schuijers, Sarah Bekessy (2021-05-17). A Victorian logging company just won a controversial court appeal. Here's what it means for forest wildlife. nationofchange.org The ruling means logging is set to resume, despite the threats it poses to wildlife.

Prof. Pedro Cabán (2021-05-17). Will the United States Finally Decolonize Puerto Rico? globalresearch.ca On April 14, …

Ellis Shuman (2021-05-17). History: "Operation Justified Vengeance": A Secret 2001 Plan to Destroy the Palestinian Authority. globalresearch.ca This article was …

Alex Kane (2021-05-17). Tax-Exempt US Non-Profits Fuel Israeli Settler Push to Evict Palestinians. globalresearch.ca On May 6,…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-05-17). Washington Post Moscow Bureau Chief Distorts History of World War II. covertactionmagazine.com Claims that glorification of Soviet Russia's role in victory over Nazis is part of "official propaganda." On May 9, 2021, Russians celebrated Victory in Europe (V-E) Day with a customary parade honoring the sacrifices of the Soviet people in World War II. Rather than reporting on the day's festivities, The Washington Post ran a story …

_____ (2021-05-17). $25 Million Verdict Against Monsanto Over Roundup Upheld by Federal Court. popularresistance.org A federal appeals court has upheld a $25 million verdict against the maker of Roundup, a weed killer that thousands of litigants blame for causing their cancers. | The three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by Monsanto Co., the manufacturer of the herbicide, ruling 2-1 that $20 million in punitive damages, "while close to the outer limits," was constitutional.

Unicorn Riot (2021-05-17). Demanding the Passage of the Hardel Sherrell Act. unicornriot.ninja &nbsp…

David Hearst (2021-05-17). Jerusalem Is Ready to Explode — The World Can't Say It Wasn't Warned. globalresearch.ca Barely a month …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-17). Progressive Forces Win Majority of Seats in Chile's Constitutional Convention. libya360.wordpress.com Tanya Wadhwa "I approve it for my class," reads the banner supporting the vote for a new constitution in Chile. Photo: Frente Fotográfico Independent and progressive candidates won more than a two-thirds majority in the Constitutional Convention, a body responsible for writing Chile's new constitution This weekend, on May 15 and 16, over 6 million…

Fight Back (2021-05-17). Biden's first 100 days gets failing environmental justice score. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On May 13, the Climate Justice Committee organized an event which brought together local activist groups in front of the offices of Senator Amy Klobuchar to examine the actions taken on environmental policy by the Biden administration during its first 100 days in office. | Climate Justice Committee (CJC) speaker Tracy Molm explained how when Biden took office in January, the CJC held his campaign accountable for the promise of doing more on climate, demanded a People's Agenda, and a reversal of Trump's many disastrous executive orders on climate change — picking 11 of the worst f…

_____ (2021-05-17). New Study Decodes ExxonMobil's 'Modern' Climate Misinformation. popularresistance.org What's the single word that fossil fuel giant ExxonMobil's flagship environmental reports to investors and the public tie most closely to climate change and global warming? | According to newly published research from Harvard science historian Naomi Oreskes and Harvard research associate Geoffrey Supran, it's a simple four-letter word, one that carries overtones not only of danger, but also — crucially — of uncertainty: risk. | Oreskes and Supran argue in the peer-reviewed study published in the journal One Earth, that by repeating that word over and over as it discusses climate change ExxonMobil cont…

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2021-05-17). The Power of Romanticism Today: 21st Century Irrationalism. globalresearch.ca "Christianity defeated and …

_____ (2021-05-17). Chile: Left, Independent Forces Win Majority Of Constituents. popularresistance.org While the nationwide results for governors, mayors and councilors will not be known until later Sunday night, and final results may not be known for another week, the vote for Chile's constitutional convention has been tallied and announced this Sunday night. | In a surprise for Chile's left and independent parties, the center-left Apruebo list has received 24 seats while the left-wing Communist-Broad Front Apruebo Dignidad list has finished in second with 28 seats. | With three milion votes counted, representing just 15% of the registered electorate, the Nueva Constitución list has received 9 seats whereas the D…

Cyril Ramaphosa (2021-05-17). South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa: We Stand with the Palestinian People. globalresearch.ca Dear Fellow South …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-17). We will not let the clock of history go back, says Greek union as protests mount against labor law. peoplesdispatch.org The Greek government has proposed a bill that introduces several anti-worker measures, including increasing work timings in the country from eight hours to 10 hours per day, making Sunday a working day, restricting union activities and curtailing the right to strike…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-17). Colombia: Welcome to the Present. libya360.wordpress.com Piedad Córdoba Ruiz It seems that Colombia has awakened from its lethargy and from that eternal past to which we were bound. "The old has not finished dying while the new has not yet been born, and in this interregnum monsters emerge", the brilliant phrase of the Italian Antonio Gramsci, resounds with relevance in the…

Julio Ricardo Varela (2021-05-17). Ricardo Rosselló, Who Resigned in 2019 as Governor of Puerto Rico, Is Now an Elected Member of Pro-Statehood 'Shadow Congress'. latinorebels.com Less than 5% of Puerto Rico's voters showed up on Sunday.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-17). Caribbean Organizations Condemn Israeli Campaign of Ethnic Cleansing. libya360.wordpress.com CARIBBEAN ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON CARICOM, THE US, BRITAIN AND EUROPEAN UNION TO TAKE URGENT ACTION The Caribbean Pan-African Network (CPAN), the Network for Defense of Humanity, Caribbean Chapter, Organization for the Victory of the People (Guyana), The People's Empowerment Party (Barbados) and the Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration condemn what can only be described…

_____ (2021-05-17). How Portland Police Came to Be Armed With Military-Grade Rifles. popularresistance.org AR-15 rifle operators outnumber the 146 Portland officers who are certified to respond to mental health crises. For two decades, the Portland Police Bureau has armed its officers with AR-15 semi-automatic rifles, the result of a tough-on-crime policy that equipped officers with firearms most people associate more with mass shootings than community policing. In response …

Prof. C. Michael White (2021-05-17). Why Is the FDA Funded in Part by the Companies It Regulates? globalresearch.ca The Food and …

Kelley Beaucar Vlahos (2021-05-17). It's Time to Put this Dysfunctional U.S.-Israel Relationship to the Test. globalresearch.ca U.S. Defense Secretary …

Christine E. Black (2021-05-17). And How Are the Children? Lockdowns, Massive Fear, Deaths from Suicides and Drug Abuse. globalresearch.ca "Casserian Engeri?" translated …

Editor2 (2021-05-17). South America's 'Business Friendly' Bloodbath. orinocotribune.com By Brasil Wire, May 12, 2021 | International business and banking support for the most repressive regimes in Latin America is even more evident than it was during the original cold war. Now, Wall Street ºs three main men in South America all face charges of crimes against humanity, even genocide, at the International Criminal Court. | Whilst the anglosphere regularly attacks governments of the left in Latin America on human rights grounds, it is its pliant business friendly US regional allies: Brazil ºs Bolsonaro, Chile ºs Piñera, and Colombia ºs Duque, who face being sent before the Hague.

Vera Eidelman (2021-05-17). Time and Again, Social Media Giants Get Content Moderation Wrong: Silencing Speech about Al-Aqsa Mosque is Just the Latest Example. aclu.org Since May 7, Al-Aqsa, one of the holiest sites for Muslims, and the neighborhood of Sheik Jarrah in Jerusalem have been the site of violent attacks against Palestinians, many of whom had come to the mosque to worship during Ramadan. During this violence, people took to Facebook and Instagram to post about what was happening to Palestinians using hashtags that referenced the mosque (#AlAqsa). But Instagram, owned by Facebook,

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). Why lung cancer screening is important, especially for minorities. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. By the time lung cancer symptoms develop, the disease is usually too far advanced to cure. Studies show that lung cancer screening reduces the risk of dying from the disease. Screening is usually reserved for …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Know the warning signs of stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted, depriving the brain of oxygen. It's important to recognize the warning signs of stroke, because prompt treatment can minimize brain damage. Every moment is crucial. "Strokes commonly occur in …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for patent foramen ovale. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 36 and do not have any significant medical concerns, but due to a family member's heart health issues, it was recommended I have a cardiac evaluation. After undergoing an echocardiogram, I was surprised to be told that I have a patent foramen ovale. The cardiologist said I don't need to be treated …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). Consumer Health: Endometriosis, ovarian cancer and infertility — what are the connections? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been diagnosed with endometriosis, you may have questions about whether that raises your risk for other conditions, including ovarian cancer and infertility. With endometriosis, tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). Consumer Health: Staying active and exercising with osteoporosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease, which affects approximately 10 million Americans, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). Consumer Health: Stroke awareness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability for adults. More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente announce strategic investment in Medically Home to expand access to serious or complex care at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn., and OAKLAND, Calif. ? Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente are partnering in an unprecedented collaboration to allow more patients to receive acute level of care and recovery services in the comfort, convenience and safety of their homes. Beginning with significant strategic investments in Medically Home Group, a Boston-based, technology-enabled services company, Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). Consumer Health: Treating polycystic ovary syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Complications can include infertility, gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, miscarriage or premature birth, and endometrial cancer. Signs and symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome vary. A diagnosis is made when women experience at least two of these signs: Irregular periods.Elevated levels of male …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). Consumer Health: Bladder cancer awareness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers. Nearly 84,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2021, according to the American Cancer Society. Bladder cancer occurs in men more frequently than in women, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). Mayo Clinic playing key role in helping injured Minnesotans safely return to work. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — An effort supported by Mayo Clinic to help more injured Minnesotans be able to return to work has received a major boost. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the state of Minnesota $19.5 million to expand an innovative program that seeks to help workers suffering from injury or illness stay in the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). Infographic: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET). newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.?More health tip infographics: ?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-17). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Signs of depression in teens and how to help. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. Although depression can occur at any time in life, symptoms may differ between teens and adults. Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-17). Business School launches campaign to show research impact. imperial.ac.uk Imperial College Business School has launched a campaign to demonstrate how its research has changed business, politics and society in recent years.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-17). The future of psychedelic science. imperial.ac.uk From treating depression to understanding consciousness, the promise of psychedelics is shifting their study from fringe to frontier neuroscience.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-17). Postgraduate students' virtual graduation celebrated with families and staff. imperial.ac.uk Almost six thousand postgraduates who studied at Imperial in 2019-2020 have been invited to join online graduation celebrations between 17 and 20 May.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-17). Europe needs 'laser focus' on start-up funding gaps – Alice Gast. imperial.ac.uk Universities need greater support from investors to build lasting start-ups, writes Imperial's President in the Financial Times.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-17). Future of higher ed takes centre stage at Delphi Economic Forum. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's President Alice Gast joined Heads of State as well as leading industrialists and thinkers at the sixth Delphi Economic Forum.

Julio C. Gambina (2021-05-17). Lenguaje e ideología en Economía Política. globalizacion.ca Es normal que el lenguaje vaya cambiando, incluso que a ciertos procesos se los vuelva a nominar, según la hegemonía o el interés de cada momento. De hecho, la disciplina científica, surgió como Economía Política para luego mutar con la…

Alberto Pinzón Sánchez (2021-05-17). Colombia es más importante para Estados Unidos que Puerto Rico. globalizacion.ca Colombia es más importante para "la totalidad de intereses" de los EEUU en la Región, que la neo colonia de Puerto Rico. Enormes intereses neocoloniales económicos y políticos del neoliberal complejo militar industrial y financiero actualmente gobernante. Intereses geoestratégicos locales…

Horacio Rovelli (2021-05-17). Argentina, el infierno tan temido. globalizacion.ca El anterior gobierno -neoliberal de Cambiemos presidio por Mauricio Macri- reinstauró en la Argentina el modelo extractivista, agropecuario exportador y para ello enriqueció al sector mediante la deuda externa y su fuga, a la vez que dicha deuda condiciona toda…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-17). NATO Conducts Europe's Largest Air, Missile Exercise Off Scotland. globalresearch.ca What the North …

Carlos Fazio (2021-05-17). Serapaz, 25 años… °y el terror que no cesa! globalizacion.ca Un año después de la insurrección campesina indígena del 1 ∫ de enero de 1994 en Chiapas protagonizada por el Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN), el gobierno de Ernesto Zedillo, a través de la Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (Sedena),…

William rivers Pitt (2021-05-17). We Can'tJust Tell People to "Go Back to Work." We Have to Improve Workplaces. zcomm.org After this past year, people want that work to be more than a dreary ordeal of basic survival. We can do that…

Sarah Glynn (2021-05-17). Palestinians, Kurds and confusion. zcomm.org Two middle-eastern peoples are struggling for their survival against fascistic colonial powers…

Badri Raina (2021-05-17). In New India, Can the Prime Minister Never Be Criticised? zcomm.org With FIRs being registered against those who put up a poster critical of Narendra Modi, it appears the citizen does not have the fundamental right to express an unfavourable opinion of the government and the prime minister…

Kian Seara Rey (2021-05-17). The West is complicit in Colombia's police killings. zcomm.org The deadly violence by police and paramilitary groups against protesters in Colombia is made possible by the military aid of the government's Western allies…

Alana Dave (2021-05-17). Leaving no One Behind in the City. zcomm.org Ensuring Just Transitions for Public Transport Workers…

Alex Kane (2021-05-17). Tax-Exempt U.S. Nonprofits Fuel Israeli Settler Push to Evict Palestinians. zcomm.org U.S. charities are funding Israeli settler organizations working to evict Palestinians from their East Jerusalem homes…

Michael Albert (2021-05-17). Interview for International Conference. zcomm.org Interview on the Whistleblowing Dissent Accountability Festival…

Robert Greene II (2021-05-17). The City That Embodies the United States' Contradictions. thenation.com The City That Embodies the United States' Contradictions…

Mindy Isser (2021-05-17). Working Women Need the PRO Act. thenation.com Working Women Need the PRO Act…

Elie Mystal (2021-05-17). Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Gunning for AOC—and There's Only 1 Reason. thenation.com Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Gunning for AOC—and There's Only 1 Reason…

Josh Lappen (2021-05-17). Exhuming California's St. Francis Dam Disaster. thenation.com Exhuming California's St. Francis Dam Disaster…

Marianne Thoresen, Sally Jary, Lars Wallà∏e, Mathias Karlsson, Miriam Martinez-Biarge, Ela Chakkarapani, Frances M Cowan (2021-05-17). [Research Paper] MRI combined with early clinical variables are excellent outcome predictors for newborn infants undergoing therapeutic hypothermia after perinatal asphyxia. thelancet.com Binary logistic regression with WMxBGT or TIS and clinical variables gave excellent outcome prediction being 12% better than single variable cross-tabulation. Our MRI scoring and regression models are readily accessible and deserve investigation in other cohorts for group and individual prediction.

Susan E Carlson, Byron J Gajewski, Christina J Valentine, Elizabeth H Kerling, Carl P Weiner, Michael Cackovic, Catalin S Buhimschi, Lynette K Rogers, Scott A Sands, Alexandra R Brown, Dinesh Pal Mudaranthakam, Sarah A Crawford, Emily A DeFranco (2021-05-17). [Research Paper] Higher dose docosahexaenoic acid supplementation during pregnancy and early preterm birth: A randomised, double-blind, adaptive-design superiority trial. thelancet.com Clinicians could consider prescribing 1000 mg DHA daily during pregnancy to reduce EPB in women with low DHA status if they are able to screen for DHA.

commondreams (2021-05-17). Sunrise and RISE St. James Rally to Demand Biden Stand Up to Environmental Racism, Revoke Formosa Plastics Permit and Give Good Jobs to All. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-17). Gov. Inslee Signs Far-Reaching Plastic Pollution Bill. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-17). 'Time for Us to Have Her Back': Sunrise Movement Endorses Nina Turner for Congress. commondreams.org Endorsing former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner for Congress, the Sunrise Movement says "she understands what our communities are going through and is not afraid to stand up and work against the tide when it comes to helping her people." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Yanis Varoufakis (2021-05-17). The Real Purpose of Austerity. commondreams.org "Even if everyone agreed that printing another trillion dollars to finance a basic income for the poor would boost neither inflation nor interest rates, the rich and powerful would still oppose it. After all, their most important interest is not to conserve economic potential, but to preserve the power of the few to compel the many." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2021-05-17). Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-17). Patriotic Millionaires Plan "Tax the Rich" Mobile Billboard Campaign in NYC and DC for Tax Day. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-17). NARAL Responds to SCOTUS Decision to Hear Case Directly Challenging Roe v. Wade. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Ronnie Kasrils (2021-05-17). How to Stop Apartheid Israel. commondreams.org "It is imperative that we of the international community redouble our efforts to aid the Palestinian people in solidarity actions," writes former South African minister and anti-apartheid veteran Ronnie Kasrils. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

US Department of Justice (2021-05-17). Video: Pfizer's Criminal Record. Largest Medical "Fraudulent Marketing" Case in US History. globalresearch.ca Pfizer "Largest Health Care Fraud" 2009 | Déjà Vu: Flash Forward to 2020-2021 | How on earth could you trust a Big Pharma vaccine conglomerate which pleaded guilty to criminal charges by the US Department of Justice including "fraudulent marketing" and "felony …

Great Game India (2021-05-17). 30,000 Cases of Side Effects Reported from AstraZeneca CoviShield Vaccines in Sweden. globalresearch.ca An official tally …

Ed Rampell (2021-05-17). Masterpiece cinema: BFI Player Classics streams 200-plus British movies. peoplesworld.org

Sarah Anderson (2021-05-17). Wall Street Banks Reject Racial Equity Audits, While Professing BLM Support. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Pip Hinman (2021-05-17). Morrison must be stopped from downsizing the NDIS. greenleft.org.au Graham Matthews argues that now that the National Disability Insurance Scheme has matured, the federal government wants to disown it, down-size and destroy it.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-17). Nurses reject 1.04% pay offer. greenleft.org.au Mental health nurses from Belmont, John Hunter, Morriset, Maitland and the Waratah Mental Health branch are calling for a real wage rise and better conditions. Kerry Smith reports.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-17). Australia must stop supporting state terror in the Philippines. greenleft.org.au Filipino-Australian community groups have launched a petition to demand the Australian government stop military aid to the Philippine, reports Patricia Arcilla.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-17). Why I became an activist for refugee rights. greenleft.org.au Devron Brock is one of many people who never planned on becoming an activist, but that ongoing bipartisan cruelty to refugees has turned her into one.

Human Rights Watch (2021-05-17). Danger of Excessive Force by Israeli Security against Israelis of Palestinian Heritage in Mixed Cities. juancole.com ( Human Rights Watch ) — (New York) — Amid escalating violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel visited the central Israel mixed Palestinian-Jewish city of Lod on May 13, 2021, after media reported violence there by vigilante groups, both Jewish groups including West Bank settlers and groups …

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2021-05-17). The Global Polio Eradication Initiative: "New Technology" used to Locate Children for Polio Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca This article first published eight years ago on March 5, 2013 reveals issues pertaining to the vaccination of children and the role of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. Bill Gates of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and …

Goldman Environmental Foundation (2021-05-17). Tuesday 6/15: Goldman Environmental Prize Virtual Ceremony. indybay.org

Dan Bacher (2021-05-17). Catastrophic juvenile fish kill unfolds on Klamath River. indybay.org "Right now, the Klamath River is full of dead and dying fish on the Yurok Reservation," said Frankie Myers, the Yurok Tribe's Vice Chairman. "This disease will kill most of the baby salmon in the Klamath, which will impact fish runs for many years to come. For salmon people, a juvenile fish kill is an absolute worst-case scenario."

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-05-17). Monday 6/21: Andrew Bacevich & Philip Maldari: America's Role in World Transformed. indybay.org Online webinar…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-05-17). Thursday 6/17: David & Margaret Talbot: By the Light of Burning Dreams. indybay.org Online webinar…

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