Daily Archives: May 18, 2021

2021-05-18: News Headlines

Medea Benjamin, Nicholas J.S. Davies (2021-05-18). Why the United States has Blood on its Hands in Palestine. juancole.com ( Code Pink) -The U.S. corporate media usually report on Israeli military assaults in occupied Palestine as if the United States is an innocent neutral party to the conflict. In fact, large majorities of Americans have told pollsters for decades that they want the United States to be neutral in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But U.S. …

WSWS (2021-05-18). Israel continues "full force" attacks on Gaza, backed by US and several Arab states. wsws.org The attacks on Gaza overnight Sunday/Monday were more intense, covering a broader area and lasting longer than the bombardment the previous night in which 42 Palestinians were killed.

Mnar Muhawesh Adley (2021-05-18). Podcast Panel: The Israeli Assault on Gaza with Malak Mattar, Dan Cohen and Miko Peled. mintpressnews.com Welcome to MintCast, the official MintPress podcast featuring dissenting voices the establishment would rather silence. I'm your host Mnar Adley. | Israel's latest attack on Palestine has captured the world's attention. On Saturday, the Israeli military attacked the Shati Refugee Camp in Gaza, killing 10 people, including eight children. The same day, Israeli missiles hit a high-rise building housing the headquarters of Al-Jazeera and the Associated Press. On Sunday, Israeli strikes killed at least 42 people, bringing the death toll to over 200, including 50 children. All of these actions amount to war crimes.

_____ (2021-05-18). Killing Gaza: Documentary Shows Life Under Israel's Bombs And Siege. popularresistance.org In Killing Gaza, independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen documented Israel's 2014 war on Gaza and its devastating aftermath. | Yet this film is much more than a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering. It is a chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, featuring direct testimony and evidence from the survivors. | James North of Mondoweiss wrote, "If documentary films like 'Killing Gaza' appeared regularly on American television, public opinion would start turning against Israel overnight. The film, just released by Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal, is inspiri…

_____ (2021-05-18). Israel fakes another video of "Hamas rockets" next to Gaza homes. popularresistance.org The Israeli military tweeted a video containing footage it falsely claimed showed Hamas rockets near civilian homes in Gaza. The tweet was later deleted. | Israel always claims to do everything possible to avoid civilian casualties when it is bombing Gaza, as it has been doing with savage intensity for more than a week.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-18). Palestinians participate in nationwide strike in opposition to ongoing Israeli aggression in Gaza. peoplesdispatch.org The 9 days of Israeli attacks have cost 212 lives within Gaza, including 61 children. Another 1,500 Palestinians are reported to have been injured in the strikes…

Monica Moorehead (2021-05-18). U.S. backs Israeli terror in Gaza. workers.org The genocidal bombing of Gaza by the U.S.-backed Israeli Defense Forces, which began May 10, has entered its second week. This latest assault was sparked in Sheikh Jarrah, a neighborhood in East Jerusalem where neighbors were trying to stop the illegal evictions of Palestinian families by racist, Zionist settlers. At . . . |

Staff (2021-05-18). Israeli Human Rights Group B'Tselem: Israel Is Committing War Crimes by Killing Civilians in Gaza. democracynow.org As the Palestinian death toll in Gaza tops 200, the leading Israeli human rights group B'Tselem is accusing Israel of committing war crimes by killing blockaded civilians and destroying infrastructure on a massive scale. Executive director Hagai El-Ad says Israel has not done enough to distinguish between military and civilian targets or to act with proportionality. "We've seen war crimes in previous military assaults on Gaza," he says. "And, in fact, the impunity of the previous times in which war crimes were committed is what has paved the way for the continuation of more such crimes being committed." Earlier t…

Staff (2021-05-18). Gaza Physician: Israel Is Targeting Doctors & Health Facilities to Overwhelm Our Crumbling System. democracynow.org The death toll in Gaza has reached 213, including at least 61 children, as Israel continues to attack the besieged area by air, land and sea using U.S.-made warplanes and bombs. The death toll in Israel stands at 11 from rockets fired from Gaza. Israel is facing increasing criticism for targeting doctors in its attack, and its airstrikes have reportedly damaged at least 18 hospitals and clinics, according to the World Health Organization. The attacks on medical staff and facilities are a "nightmare," says Dr. Rasha, a Palestinian internal medicine physician working in Gaza who asked not to use her full name for s…

Staff (2021-05-18). Palestinians Stage Historic General Strike from "the River to the Sea" for the First Time Since 1936. democracynow.org As the Israeli bombing of Gaza enters its ninth day, Palestinians across the occupied West Bank, Gaza and inside Israel are staging a historic general strike. This comes as violence is also spreading across Israel, with Jewish mobs attacking Palestinians in mixed Jewish and Arab communities. Last week, extremist Israeli settlers were filmed attacking Palestinian-owned shops in a Tel Aviv suburb. Another harrowing video shows ultranationalist Israelis dragging a man they believed to be an Arab from his car and beating him mercilessly. Some settlers were filmed on live television chanting "Death to Arabs," and scre…

Editor (2021-05-18). Workers World/Mundo Obrero exige: °Alto al bombardeo de Gaza! °Liberar a Palestina! °Detener la ayuda de Estados Unidos a Israel! workers.org Por el editor Workers World Party/ Partido Mundo Obrero condena en los términos más enérgicos el asalto genocida del ejército sionista israelí contra el pueblo de Gaza — llamada la mayor prisión al aire libre del mundo y situada en la Palestina ocupada. Esta última batalla es una tragedia más . . . |

South Front (2021-05-18). Video: Gaza Ceasefire Nowhere in Sight. globalresearch.ca The hostilities in …

Manlio Dinucci (2021-05-18). Os F-35s bombardeiam Gaza. globalresearch.ca O porta-voz das Foràßas Israelitas, Zilberman, anunciando o início do bombardeamento de Gaza, especificou que "80 caàßas, incluindo o F-35 avanàßado" (The Times of Israel, 11 de Maio de 2021) està£o a participar na operaàßà£o. É oficialmente o baptismo de …

Max Blumenthal (2021-05-18). Killing Gaza: Dan Cohen & Max Blumenthal's documentary shows life under Israel's bombs and siege. thegrayzone.com Filmed behind the walls of the Gaza Strip in the middle of Israel's 2014 military assault, Killing Gaza presents a harrowing vision of siege and highlights a dispossessed people's undying will to resist In Killing Gaza, independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen documented Israel's 2014 war on Gaza and its devastating aftermath. Yet this film is much more than a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering. It is a chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, …

Editor2 (2021-05-18). Palestinian Missiles Herald New Page in History of Muslim World: Iraq's Ameri. orinocotribune.com A senior politician with Iraq's anti-Israel resistance movement says the missiles that fellow Palestinians are today raining down on the Israeli-occupied territories herald an end to the regime's "invincibility" myth and a new chapter in the history of the Muslim world. | Hadi al-Ameri, secretary-general of Iraq's Badr Organization, held separate phone talks on Friday with leaders of the Palestinian Hamas and Islamic Jihad resistance movements, namely Ismail Haniyeh and Ziad al-Nakhaleh, to voice the Iraqi nation's solidarity with Gaza, which has been the target of another bloody Israeli military campaign over th…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-05-18). Israeli Barbarism in Gaza. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — May 13, 2021 | Dr. Akram Kewidar, an assistant professor at the Israa University, Gaza, has sent me videos of the Zionist carnage occurring in the Palestinian enclave. Israeli bombs are reducing entire residential buildings to dust and rubble; bodies lie mangled in pulverized cars; corpses are strewn on the streets like the remains of flattened houses. As I write these words, nearly 83 people, including 17 children, have

Medea Benjamin (2021-05-18). How the United States Contributes to the Killing of Palestinians. progressive.org As Gaza suffers, Congress has been slow to counteract President Joe Biden's plan to continue funneling military aid to Israel.

Amnesty International (2021-05-18). Israel/OPT: Pattern of Israeli Attacks on Residential Homes in Gaza Must be Investigated as War Crimes. globalresearch.ca Israeli forces have …

Dr Yasser Abu Jamei (2021-05-18). Life Lacking a Sense of Safety. counterpunch.org After Saturday's bombing raids in the heart of Gaza City killing at least 43 people including 10 children and 16 women, Gazans are once again struggling with traumatic memories. The atrocities that are happening now bring memories. Israeli planes have shattered our families so many terrifying and memorable times for decades. For instance, over and over again for three weeks during Cast Lead in December 2008 and January 2009; seven weeks in July and August 2014.

Sara Flounders (2021-05-18). Gaza's resistance: Rockets built from Israeli missiles. workers.org The Israeli Zionists are attempting to monitor and control every movement of the Palestinian people on land and sea, including access to air, food and water. But Zionism and U.S. imperialism are finding that they are not all powerful. Those days are long gone. Palestinian resistance fires rockets from Gaza, . . . |

Bianca Mugyenyi (2021-05-18). How Canada should respond to Israel's escalating violence. mronline.org We can protect Palestinians from Israeli aggression by applying our own Canadian law. | May 18, 2021 | Newswire…

Jonah Raskin (2021-05-18). Edward Said's Palestine, Revisited. counterpunch.org The recent firefights that have exploded this May between Hamas and the Israeli Army in Gaza—with more casualties on the Palestinian than on the Israeli side—sent me back to The Question of Palestine, the controversial book by Edward Said, originally published by Times Books in 1979 and reissued by Vintage in 1992. Zionists and anti-Zionists, pro-Palestinians and

Editorial Team (2021-05-18). Israeli bombing kills 192 in Gaza including 58 children as media building is wiped out. challenge-magazine.org Japhy Barrera, is a member of the YCL's Birmingham branch | Israel's barrage on the Palestinian-majority Gaza strip has rapidly escalated over the last few days. Israeli airstrikes on Sunday killing 42 Palestinians including 10 children has brought the total to 192 confirmed to have been killed in the last week, 58 of which being children as young as a few months old. These killings have been mostly if not all civilian deaths. | The state of Israel's reasoning for the airstrikes has remained consistently that they are willing to destroy the threat of Hamas — the Palestinian political organisation that gov…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-18). Unity at Last: The Palestinian People Have Risen. commondreams.org "This unity matters the most, is far more consequential than some agreement between Palestinian factions," writes Ramzy Baroud. "It eclipses Fatah and Hamas and all the rest, because without a united people there can be no meaningful resistance, no vision for liberation, no struggle for justice to be won." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Shatha Hammad (2021-05-18). Palestinians to stage nationwide general strike as air raids pummel Gaza. zcomm.org Strike will be held across occupied Palestinian territories as well as Palestinian towns inside Israel on Tuesday, as intense Israeli bombing shows no signs of abating…

WSWS (2021-05-18). Protests across Europe against Israeli war on Gaza. zcomm.org Workers and young people joined protests across Europe to oppose Israel's bombardment of the Palestinian population in Gaza…

Refaat Alareer (2021-05-18). Gaza Father & Writer Speaks Out as Palestinian Death Toll Nears 200. zcomm.org Israel Is Trying to Destroy Us…

Staff (2021-05-18). Israel Is Targeting Doctors and Health Facilities Says Gaza Physician. truthout.org The death toll in Gaza has reached 213, including at least 61 children, as Israel continues to attack the besieged area by air, land and sea using U.S.-made warplanes and bombs. The death toll in Israel stands at 11 from rockets fired from Gaza. Israel is facing increasing criticism for targeting doctors in its attack, and its airstrikes have reportedly damaged at least 18 hospitals and clinics, according to the World Health Organization. The attacks on medical staff and facilities are a "nightmare," s…

Staff (2021-05-18). Israeli Airstrikes Damage Gaza's Only COVID Testing Lab. truthout.org Israeli airstrikes in the center of the occupied Gaza Strip on Monday caused severe damage to the territory's lone coronavirus testing lab and the offices of the Palestinian Ministry of Health, an attack that was immediately condemned as a war crime. | Citing eyewitnesses to the bombing, Middle East Eye

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-18). Ignore Starmer's moral posturing: He's the one we should blame for stoking antisemitism. dissidentvoice.org No one should be surprised that Britain's rightwing prime minister, Boris Johnson, has had barely anything to say about Israel's pummelling of Gaza, with nearly 200 Palestinians reported to have been killed by airstrikes and many hundreds more seriously wounded. Nor should we be surprised that Johnson has had nothing to say about the fact …

Staff (2021-05-18). "Genocide": Palestinian Lawmaker Condemns Netanyahu for Bombing Gaza to Stay in Power, Avoid Charges. democracynow.org The ongoing Israeli attack on Gaza, which has now killed at least 213 people, "really is an act of genocide," says Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, a member of the Palestinian parliament and head of the Palestinian Medical Relief Society who has been leading efforts to manage the pandemic in the West Bank and Gaza. He says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who faces multiple corruption charges, is using the latest violence to save his political future. "This man and his government is using Palestinian blood, and maybe even Israeli blood, to stay in power, to evade the three cases of corruption that he has to face,…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-18). Palestinian workers in Israel, West Bank launch general strike. peoplesworld.org Palestinians in both Israel and the West Bank have declared a general strike Tuesday against the Israeli Netanyahu government's escalation of aircraft bombing runs on Gaza, and the mounting death toll, now exceeding 219, including 59 children, among its inhabitants. The High Follow-up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel announced the strike Sunday "in response …

Anonymous007 (2021-05-18). Military Situation In The West Bank And Gaza Strip On May 18th, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 212 Palestinian including 59 children and 35 women were killed and more than 1305 were injured in the Gaza Strip by the IDF strikes since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza | 21 Palestinian were killed and more than 3363 were injured in the West Bank by the IDF since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in West Bank | 10 Israeli people reportedly were killed and more than 500 were injured by the Pale…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-18). U.S. Deployed Warships Toward Red Sea, B-52 Bombers In Spain In Thinly Veiled Support For Israel. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Alongside the hostilities in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, a concentration of NATO forces appears to be happening nearby. | On May 16th, a French carrier group was concentrated south of Cyprus. | On May 17th, four US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers arrived in Spain, and this is in addition to the six already based in Qatar. | On May 18th, three missile destroyers from the US Navy aircraft carrier group operating in the Arabian Sea are making a transition with th…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-18). U.S. Deployed Warships Toward Read Sea, B-52 Bombers In Spain In Thinly Veiled Support For Israel. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Alongside the hostilities in the Gaza Strip and West Bank, a concentration of NATO forces appears to be happening nearby. | On May 16th, a French carrier group was concentrated south of Cyprus. | On May 17th, four US Air Force B-52H strategic bombers arrived in Spain, and this is in addition to the six already based in Qatar. | On May 18th, three missile destroyers from the US Navy aircraft carrier group operating in the Arabian Sea are making a transition with th…

repost (2021-05-18). Labor for Palestine's Call for Nakba Day Support for Palestine. indybay.org U.S. Labor Must Stand With Palestine! | Labor for Palestine, Nakba Day, May 15, 2021 | As workers, labor, and anti-apartheid activists, we join millions around the world to unequivocally condemn Israel's genocidal attacks on the Palestinian people: mass evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods of Jerusalem, storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque, waves of state-sponsored violence throughout the West Bank and the '48 areas (stolen from Palestine in 1948), and merciless bombardment of Gaza that has already killed and wounded hundreds of people, many of them children.

The Associated Press (2021-05-18). Attorney: US Makes Concessions to Ease Asylum Restrictions. latinorebels.com SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration has agreed to let about 250 people a day through border crossings with Mexico to seek refuge in the United States, part of negotiations to settle a lawsuit over pandemic-related powers that deny migrants a right to apply for asylum, an attorney said Monday.

Editorial Team (2021-05-18). Home Office found guilty after inflicting years of pain. challenge-magazine.org A man who came to Britain from Congo at the age of 13 in 2003 has got a rare win for immigrants in Britain. The High Court finally ruled in favour of Sam Louis' claim following a decade of false imprisonment and legal hostility. | Several years of childhood neglect whilst under the negligence of social services did little to prepare Mr Louis for the dire lack of support he'd receive in the UK. His unassisted attempts, even in his teens, to regularize his status were met with silence. When he was found guilty of a "relatively spontaneous low-level street robbery" aged 20 he had no clue how harshly the previousl…

WSWS (2021-05-18). Virginia Volvo workers repudiate UAW-backed contract: "Now that we've rejected this, we should be back on strike" wsws.org Workers spoke to the World Socialist Web Site Autoworker Newsletter expressing their determination to carry forward a fight for a decent contract in the face of open sabotage by the United Auto Workers.

Rep. Ron Paul (2021-05-18). Big Government and Big Inflation. globalresearch.ca April's 4.2 percent …

Stephanie Hedgecoke (2021-05-18). Syringes for Cuba: Campaign to send vital COVID supplies. workers.org During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cuba's Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade sent 53 contingents of volunteer health workers to over 40 countries — in addition to Cuban medical personnel already working in 58 countries. And more than 45 countries requested Cuba's Interferon Alpha 2B protocol to use for . . . |

Dave Lindorff (2021-05-18). A Maskless US Heads Down a Dark Road as the Covid Pandemic Rages On. counterpunch.org In the clash between sound science and political pressure from anti-science crackpots in the United States, the Biden administration and the Center for Disease Control have blinked, announcing prematurely that people who are vaccinated can basically give up masking except when traveling on public transit or visiting health facilities. The idiocy and mendacity of this

WSWS (2021-05-18). Protests and strikes by hospital workers in Germany. wsws.org Last Wednesday, "International Nurses' Day," there were protests all over the country, where nurses, other hospital workers and those at care facilities gave vent to their justified anger over the government response to the pandemic.

Kuehn BM. (2021-05-18). WHO Calls for Stronger Primary Care in the Postpandemic World. jamanetwork.com Countries will have to rebuild their primary care health systems to ensure equitable and affordable access to care and eliminate inequities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a call to action from the World Health Organization (WHO).

WSWS (2021-05-18). Crowdfund campaign wins support for sacked London bus driver David O'Sullivan. wsws.org "My claim against Metroline is a test case for the rights of key workers during the pandemic," O'Sullivan stated.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Lively discussion among students, parents, and workers about an international counter-offensive against capitalism. wsws.org The discussion covered the key class issues in the pandemic—from the orgy of enrichment in the capital markets to the role of the trade unions in Germany.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Report highlights shocking growth of poverty among US infants during the pandemic. wsws.org Zero to Three's State of Babies Yearbook: 2021 reports that nearly 40 percent of babies in the US now live at or near the poverty line, with food insecurity and lack of child care severely worsened by the pandemic.

Kuehn BM. (2021-05-18). Pandemic Contributes to Worse Pregnancy Outcomes Worldwide. jamanetwork.com Maternal deaths, stillbirths, and surgery for ectopic pregnancies increased substantially during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in low- and middle-income countries, according to a recent meta-analysis that included 40 studies involving more than 6 million women in 17 countries.

Georgia Van Amsterdam (2021-05-18). COVID 19's Toll on Mental Health. indybay.org This is an Op-Ed in response to Stephanie Saul's Article entitled, "For many college students, pandemic life is disappointing. For others, it is a financial crisis", and why more attention needs to be drawn to the mental health crisis.

Amador Vasquez et al (2021-05-18). How Covid-19 Affected Child Protective Services in Sonoma County. indybay.org This research paper goes into detail about Child Protective Services in Sonoma County and how Covid-19 affected this public service. We found articles along with websites that allowed us to answer the research question we had created. We investigated how CPS was dealing with the pandemic and their struggles. Methodologies used include analysis of academic articles and articles from other authors and qualitative interviews.

Jesse Jackson (2021-05-18). Covid-19 Is a Global Threat to Humanity—and Requires an International Response. commondreams.org "With the U.S. well on the way to beating the pandemic at home, we must lift our sights to join in combating it across the world." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-18). Engagement in a pandemic — reflections from Engagement Week 2021. imperial.ac.uk 130 members of staff took part in Engagement Week to learn and share insights into how the College can better engage society with its work.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). 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 (2021-05-18). 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 …

Disability Rights California (2021-05-18). Wednesday 5/19: Reflections on the Pandemic: Lessons Learned on BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ & Disabled Communities. indybay.org Online event | ACCESSIBILITY: American Sign Language, Captioning, and Spanish Interpreters will be available.

David Swanson (2021-05-18). For Okinawa, Rahm Would Be a Knee on the Neck. counterpunch.org If you don't know much about Japan (and neither does Rahm Emanuel, the reported nominee for U.S. ambassador) a few relevant facts are these: 1) It's right next to China which much of the U.S. government is eager for some sort of fight with. 2) Its Constitution (imposed by the U.S.) bans war, and the

Pepe Escobar (2021-05-18). The Mask of "Liberal Democracy" Falls with a Bang. globalresearch.ca Nakba, May 15, …

The Conversation (2021-05-18). Israel-Palestine conflict: why Gulf leaders are staying quiet — for now. juancole.com By Simon Mabon | — It's generally reckoned to be one of Donald Trump's few major foreign policy achievements. On August 13 2020, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel signed a historic agreement normalising relations between the two states, and in the weeks that followed, other Arab states followed Abu Dhabi's lead in what …

Susan Abulhawa (2021-05-18). A conversation with Susan Abulhawa on Zionism. workers.org The following interview with Palestinian activist and author Susan Abuhawa was conducted by Ted Kelly, May 3, 2021. Abulhawa speaking at rally for Palestine in Philadelphia, May 15. WW Photo: Joe Piette Susan Abulhawa: Recently five or six young Palestinian boys were kidnapped and arrested; you know, just terrorized. . . . |

Martha Grevatt (2021-05-18). Commentary: Not one dollar for Zionist genocide! workers.org For the first time since the creation of Israel in 1948, U.S. bipartisan support for the Zionist settler state has come under fire on the floor of Congress. "To read the statements from President [Joe] Biden, Secretary [of State Antony] Blinken, General [Lloyd] Austin and leaders of both parties, you . . . |

_____ (2021-05-18). Palestinians Have a Right to Defend Themselves. popularresistance.org The scenes we've been witnessing on our screens coming out of occupied Palestine this week are unprecedented. What has been happening is a unified national uprising of the entire Palestinian people against Israeli ethnic cleansing, apartheid and aggression. Resisting colonial fragmentation of their body politic, Palestinians from all segments of the people have risen up with one …

Eds. (2021-05-18). Massive resistance in all parts of Palestine amid deadly Israeli assault. mronline.org In just the last week, the situation in occupied Palestine and the larger region has seen a dramatic shift. | May 18, 2021 | Newswire…

_____ (2021-05-18). How the United States Helps To Kill Palestinians. popularresistance.org The U.S. corporate media usually report on Israeli military assaults in occupied Palestine as if the United States is an innocent neutral party to the conflict. In fact, large majorities of Americans have told pollsters for decades that they want the United States to be neutral in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Allan Fisher (2021-05-18). Tuesday 5/18: Protest US backed oppression in Palestine. indybay.org Clock tower on Water Street (near Pacific) Santa Cruz…

MONA (2021-05-18). General Strike for Palestine. indybay.org Non Violent Protest for Palestine…

Allan Fisher (2021-05-18). Saturday 5/22: Protest US financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Ocean and Water Street; Santa Cruz…

Pip Hinman (2021-05-18). Do better on Palestine, media workers say. greenleft.org.au Kerry Smith reports on a statement released by journalists, media workers, writers and commentators calling on the mainstream media to improve its coverage of Palestine, including avoiding "both siderism".

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-18). Global Solidarity Protests Against Israeli Apartheid as Palestinians Stage General Strike. commondreams.org "Today, the people of Palestine are once again going on strike for their liberation—and calling on the world to join them." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Global Research News (2021-05-18). Selected Articles: How the United States Helps to Kill Palestinians. globalresearch.ca By The U.S. corporate media usually report on Israeli military assaults in occupied Palestine as if the United Sta…

Lara Kiswani (2021-05-18). Palestine Rises Up: "Our Hope Is Stronger than Despair" zcomm.org We fight for the dignity and liberation of our people from here to our homelands. We need to be working to build power, not just support…

Staff (2021-05-18). The Entire US Tax Code Is Implicated in the Forced Displacement of Palestinians. truthout.org Like many, I have watched with horror as cynical state actors and the legacy of Palestinian dispossession and settler colonialism have fueled the latest conflagration across Israel/Palestine. Underwriting the cheap political calculus of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political cronies is a network of U.S. financial support. Indeed, U.S. military aid and perverse corporate incentives underlie the U.S.-Israeli arms trade. A few courageous politicians are beginning to forge…

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-05-18). 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

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-05-18). 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.

Peter Maiden (2021-05-18). Protest in Solidarity with Palestine in Fresno. indybay.org 73rd year of the Nakba marked by Palestinians in Fresno May 15. Hundreds turned out.

Haymarket Books & Spectre Journal (2021-05-18). Monday 5/24: Free, Free, Palestine! Biden, Israel and the Fight for Palestinian Liberation. indybay.org Online event…

Not One Nickel, Not One Dime (2021-05-18). Cal Senators Feinstein & Padilla Not on Ceasefire for Palestine List. indybay.org We now have a list of senators calling for a ceasefire in Palestine as the dead Palestinians now number 212 and over 1200 wounded with weapons paid for with our tax dollars. Despite thousands of Californians demanding an end to the genocide of Palestinians at protests on May 15, 2021, Senators Feinstein and Padilla are not on the list. See www.ossoff.senate.gov/press-releases/sen…

Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal (2021-05-18). Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide. Complete 2013 Judgment of the Kuala Lumpur Tribunal. globalresearch.ca The Tribunal deplores the failure of international institutions to punish the State of Israel for its crimes and its total lack of respect of International Law and the institutions of the United Nations.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-18). Foreign fighters and mercenaries in Libya will face prosecution for war crimes, warns ICC. peoplesdispatch.org The ICC has reiterated calls by the United Nations last week urging Libyan armed factions and foreign fighters to free people that are being illegally detained in the country's official and unofficial detention centers…

Juan Cole (2021-05-18). Do Americans turn a Blind eye to Israel's Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians because of White Nationalism? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Why governments in London, Paris and Washington back Israel's Occupation of 5 million stateless Palestinians and its slow ethnic cleansing of them is not so hard to figure out. Israel represents itself as a Western aircraft carrier in a strategically crucial part of the world full of energy resources. It …

The Jamal Journal (2021-05-18). 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."

J. B. Gerald (2021-05-18). Indigenous Fisheries vs. Mob Rule. The Rights of First Nations. globalresearch.ca On September 17, …

Liberation staff-Seattle (2021-05-18). MMIP families gather for justice in Seattle. liberationnews.org On May 15, the families of missing and murdered Indigenous people and their supporters gathered in Seattle from around the North West for a day of prayer and action for "Justice for MMIP families."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). 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 …

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-05-18). Newsweek Blows Lid Off American 60,000-person Strong "Secret Army" globalresearch.ca An intensive two-year …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-05-18). "Pushing the Reset Button": "Coming to the Rescue of Humanity", Implanting Chips in Human Beings. globalresearch.ca The World Economic …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-05-18). The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

slorinoco (2021-05-18). Venezuela Receives 25 Tons of Medical Supplies from China. orinocotribune.com Some 25 tons of medical supplies from China arrived in Venezuela as part of the air bridge established between the two countries to combat and treat COVID-19, reported Venezuelan Health Minister Carlos Alvarado this Monday, May 17. | He emphasized that this air bridge between both nations reaffirms the strong bond of friendship that exists between China and Venezuela. |

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-05-18). Severe Reactions in Healthy Teens from COVID-19 Shot. globalresearch.ca 17-year-old Everest Romney …

WSWS (2021-05-18). COVID-19 workplace outbreaks continue to surge across Canada. wsws.org In Canada's largest workplace outbreak to date, a staggering 1,361 workers at Canadian Natural Resources' Horizon site near Fort McMurray, Alberta have tested positive, and two workers have died.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Washington D.C. metro dispatchers launch one-day strike over meager pay during COVID-19. wsws.org The May 14 strike of MetroAccess call center workers at the MV Transportation facility in suburban Washington D.C. is part of a broader movement of the working class against social austerity being enforced by the capitalist class.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org The walkout was called over rampant lack of compliance with COVID-19 safety measures.

Robert Reich (2021-05-18). Why strongmen are losing the fight against Covid. nationofchange.org One big lesson from the Covid crisis: lying makes it worse.

Bernadette Pajer (2021-05-18). Our Children at Greater Risk by Allowing "Co-Administration" of Covid-19 Shots with Other Vaccines. globalresearch.ca On May 12, …

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-05-18). COVID-19 Vaccines are Killing "Huge Numbers" of People: Government Scrubs Stats on Vaccine-Related Deaths. globalresearch.ca According to Dr. …

Richard Gale (2021-05-18). Covid-19 Vaccines: Isn't it Time for Real Truth Telling? globalresearch.ca As of this …

Newsclick (2021-05-18). Indian govt. should properly explain vaccine doses gap: Satyajit Rath. peoplesdispatch.org In this video, eminent immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath, talks about the government decision to extend the gap between COVID-19 vaccine doses and the lack of information around it.

Prabhat Patnaik (2021-05-18). Patents versus the People. mronline.org ON October 2, 2020, even before any vaccines against COVID-19 had been approved, India and South Africa had proposed to the WTO that a temporary patent waiver should be granted on all such innovations. | May 18, 2021…

Kuehn BM. (2021-05-18). Rare PEG Allergy Triggered Postvaccination Anaphylaxis. jamanetwork.com Researchers in the UK have linked anaphylaxis in a patient who received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine with her allergy to polyethylene glycol (PEG), which stabilizes lipid nanoparticles that deliver mRNA in the vaccine to cells in the body.

Lucy Schiller (2021-05-18). In Search of a Place to Cry: The Gray Panthers COVID Memorial. zcomm.org Those of us who have lost someone in this way feel an acute understanding of the cruelty of the virus—not just its physical effects, but also the loneliness in which our loved one died…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). 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 (2021-05-18). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-18). 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 (2021-05-18). 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.

Sister Diaspora for Liberation (2021-05-18). Tuesday 6/8: COVID19 Vaccine Education Workshop w/ Trusted Community MDs. indybay.org Online event…

Staff (2021-05-18). AOC and Cori Bush Have Helped Remove Taboo on Calling Israel an Apartheid State. truthout.org When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez labeled Israel an apartheid country over the weekend,

Patrick Cockburn (2021-05-18). Israel is Making the Same Errors as Britain did Over Northern Ireland 50 Years Ago. counterpunch.org When I first visited Israel in 1976 after spending three years in Northern Ireland working on my second degree, I was struck by the similarities between the situations in the two countries. It is therefore entirely appropriate that on the same day that the Israeli-Palestinian crisis was exploding this week, an inquest in Belfast was

Philip Giraldi (2021-05-18). Netanyahu Warns Biden Not to Get Involved. globalresearch.ca An interesting

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-18). The Gilt Comes Off: Singapore Goes Into Lockdown. dissidentvoice.org A clean, technology driven dystopia. A representation of our techno future. These were the introductory descriptions to a piece by science fiction author William Gibson on Singapore for Wired in 1993. "Imagine an Asian version of Zurich operating as an offshore capsule at the foot of Malaysia; an affluent microcosm whose citizens inhabit something that …

Israel Shahak (2021-05-18). "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 (2021-05-18). Chile: Election Results & Composition of the Constitutional Convention. orinocotribune.com This Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16, Chileans participated in a mega-election in which they voted for the 155 members of the Constituent Convention, 345 mayors, 2,252 councilors, and 16 regional governors. Regional governors (called intendants) had been appointed directly by the president since the 1974 creation of Chile's regions by the Pinochet dictatorship. | More than 22,000 candidates disputed 2,678 positions. | The result was so clear that President Piñera had to acknowledge at the end of the day that the people sent a clear message that his government does not know how to tune in to the demands of the…

Staff (2021-05-18). WEBINAR TOMORROW — Alex Saab's Lawyer: 'How the US Starves Venezuelans' (#SanctionsKill). orinocotribune.com (ESPAàëOL ABAJO) | Alex Saab's lawyer, Femi Falana, has agreed to participate in a webinar about this important case related to US "sanctions". | Caracas, May 16 (OrinocoTribune.com)— Alex Saab has been illegally held by Cape Verdean authorities in prison, and most recently in a unique form of house arrest. Saab was apprehended because of his attempts to bypass illegal US and European "sanctions" against the Venezuelan people. | Saab, a special diplomatic envoy of Venezuela at the time of his irregular detention, and currently ambassador of Venezuela to the African Union, was instrumental in procuri…

Editor2 (2021-05-18). The Jakarta Method Never Ended. orinocotribune.com By Randy Shields — May 14, 2021 | Review of Vincent Bevins's The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World | Prepare to read Vincent Bevins's While the Vietnam War got most of the headlines, in Indonesia…

Eds. (2021-05-18). BAR Book Forum: Stefanie K. Dunning's "Black to Nature" mronline.org The author explores various social, political, and cultural sites that explore and highlight the Black pastoral experience. | May 18, 2021 | Review…

Eds. (2021-05-18). Frantz Fanon and the Algerian revolution today. mronline.org This two-part long read is an extract from a chapter in a forthcoming book Fanon Today: The Revolt and Reason of the Wretched of the Earth (edited by Nigel Gibson, Daraja Press 2021). | May 18, 2021…

Harmony Rodriguez (2021-05-18). Shackles come in many forms. workers.org The shackling of incarcerated workers and other members of our class is a heinous crime against humanity. As committed communists, we have to fight to end the conditions of their incarceration. There is another form of shackling: psychiatric shackling. It is used against the mentally ill or those suspected of . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-18). Nurses at Maine's biggest hospital complex unionize. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Staff (2021-05-18). From Appalachia to Wall Street, how the US created an oligarchic dystopia. therealnews.com We unveil a special "Marc Steiner Show" audio documentary on the politics of Appalachia today; then, the group Patriotic Millionaires is pushing for the rich to be taxed more, but will that be enough to repair a deeply unequal society?

Associated Press (2021-05-18). Biden adviser makes personal appeal to young to get shots. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Al Neal (2021-05-18). Behind the glamour of international sports events: The broken bodies of workers. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-05-18). Colombian government ignores protesters' demands and orders full deployment of police forces. peoplesdispatch.org Organizations have condemned the government of Iván Duque for increasing the militarization of cities and repressive actions against protests amid negotiations with mobilized sectors…

John Wojcik (2021-05-18). In cowardly move, GOP Leader McCarthy tries to sink Jan. 6 commission. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—As expected by anyone who has paid attention to the way Republicans have operated for many years now, GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Monday that he is against what has been touted as a bi-partisan proposal to form an independent commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection. His move will reduce Republican support …

John Pietaro (2021-05-18). Mike Gold, 'Jews Without Money' author, gets overdue recognition in new bio. peoplesworld.org In the pantheon of 1930s revolutionary writers, Michael Gold has too long faltered on the historic periphery. A close associate of Hemingway, Reed, O'Neill, Hughes, St. Vincent Millay, Claude McKay, John Dos Passos, Dorothy Parker, Richard Wright, Carl Sandburg, Upton Sinclair, and James T. Farrell, Gold was not only overshadowed by the celebrity of others …

Staff (2021-05-18). Mass incarceration is an environmental justice issue, and vice versa. therealnews.com Prisoners in the United States are forced to drink contaminated water, breathe poor quality air, and live on or near land full of hazardous materials. These experts say that this must change.

Rosalind English (2021-05-18). Amsterdam Court orders reinstatement of Uber drivers dismissed by algorithm. ukhumanrightsblog.com In October 2020 the App Drivers & Couriers Union ('ADCU') filed a legal challenge against Uber Technologies Inc. for the dismissal of drivers by an algorithm in the UK and Portugal. The District Court of Amsterdam heard claims by the ADCU on behalf of three drivers from the UK, and a fourth driver from Lisbon, …

Alethea Redfern (2021-05-18). The Weekly Round-Up: The Queen's Speech and Gendered Violence. ukhumanrightsblog.com In this week's round up: key human rights-related bills from the Queen's Speech, cross-party proposals for ending gendered violence, diplomatic immunity and Travellers' rights.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-18). Russia Delivered Third Batch Of Weapons To Central African Republic. southfront.org Illustrative image. Click to see full-size | Russia has supplied the Central African Republic (CAR) with a third batch of small arms, including 5,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles, Russian Ambassador to Bangui Vladimir Titorenko

Anonymous765 (2021-05-18). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — May 18, 2021. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier ai…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-18). Military Situation In Syria On May 18, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 18, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 37 times: 16 — in Idlib province, 15 — in Latakia province, 2 — in Hama province, 4 — in Aleppo province | On May 18, local protesters in the Shaddadi area blocked the Hasakah-Deir Ezzor road in opposition to the Autonomous Administration's decision to raise fuel prices. | On May 17, an ex-rebel member was killed by unknown gunmen in the town of Tasil | On…

Anonymous765 (2021-05-18). U.S. Army's PRSM Moves Towards Breaching Defunct INF Treaty's Limits. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : |

Anonymous007 (2021-05-18). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On May 18, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Novoluganskoe shelled DPR positions in Dolomitnoe with 120-mm artillery and grenade launchers | 2. UAF in Pesky shelled DPR positions in Veseloe with 120-mm artillery and grenade launchers | 3. UAF in Pesky shelled DPR positions in Donetsk city with 120-mm artillery, killing 1 DPR soldier | 4. DPR in Dolomitnoe shelled UAF positions in Novoluganskoe with 120-mm and 82-mm artillery | 5. DPR in Donetsk city shelled UAF positions in Pesky with 120-mm artill…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-18). 'Organizing Did This': Amazon Extends Moratorium on Police Use of Facial Recognition Tech. commondreams.org "This is a huge win for privacy and is the direct result of years of work by activists and advocates who have shed light on the dangerous use of this flawed technology." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Carolina Ortiz-Alvarez (2021-05-18). Sonoma Amazon Distribution Center, Business Growth, and Traffic. indybay.org Amazon Warehouse to cause major traffic.

Daniela Jimenez (2021-05-18). Simonovis Resigns as Guaidó's Head of Security. orinocotribune.com The fugitive from Venezuelan justice, Iván Simonovis, presented his "resignation" as Commissioner of Security and Intelligence, a fictitious position to which Simonovis was appointed by former deputy Guaidó after he proclaimed himself interim president of Venezuela. | Simonovis, who from the United States has participated in plans to overthrow Venezuela's legitimate government, did not provide a reason why he is leaving this position—one that lacked any legal recognition in any case. | It should be noted that his resignation arrives within the framework of Guaidó's newest announcement that he wishes to ente…

Steve Lalla (2021-05-18). Colonialism & Imperialism are the Root of Venezuela's Economic Problems, Not Socialism, Says US Economist Michael Hudson (#SanctionsKill). orinocotribune.com May 16 (Special for OrinocoTribune.com)—The US oligarchy became wealthy by exploiting the labor and natural resources of peoples and lands across the Americas, Africa, and Asia. In our millennium, Venezuela's assets were seized by an empire in decline. As its economy continues to weaken, the US lashes out with increasingly desperate policies of economic "sanctions" against those that try to break out of its orbit. In the process, it drives its enemies together. | "Ironically, America's attempt to isolate other countries is turning into an attempt to isolate itself," said economist Michael Hudson recently. O…

Patricia Ferrer (2021-05-18). New Murder Added to Over 40 Victims of Police Repression in Colombia. orinocotribune.com The Office of the Ombudsman of Colombia indicated that, in the midst of over 120 ongoing investigations against police officers for abuse of authority since the start of the national strike, 16 more people were injured and one was killed this Monday, May 17. | The information on the new murder was provided by John Jairo Santamaría, mayor of Yumbo, Valle del Cauca (just north of Cali), based on a report provided by an authority from the Yumbo municipality hospital. | According to videos posted on various social media networks, during a rally rejecting the government of Iván Duque the police fired and threw tear ga…

Shane Quinn (2021-05-18). Operation Barbarossa: The Causes of its Failure. orinocotribune.com By Shane Quinn — May 13, 2021 | Operation Barbarossa, whose 80th anniversary falls next month, was the largest military operation ever undertaken. This German invasion of the Soviet Union proved to be the decisive confrontation of the Second World War, and the effects of its outcome lasts to the current day. | The Austrian-born autocrat, Adolf Hitler, embarked upon his wars of conquest without firstly placing the German nation on a Total War footing. Hitler's refusal from 1939, to direct the Third Reich's full resources towards military means, was a critical reason behind the Nazis' eventual defeat. Hitler's…

Carlos Arellán (2021-05-18). Change of Strategy Again: Capriles Recommends Opposition Participate in Regional Elections. orinocotribune.com In an interview published this Sunday, May 16, by the Spanish media outlet El País, Henrique Capriles Radonski challenged Juan Guaidó—without mentioning him directly—when Capriles revealed an imminent change of opposition strategy. According to the interview, Venezuela's far right now wishes to participate in the regional elections of November 2021. | The two-time loser in presidential elections remarked that voting is the ideal and most plausible alternative for an opposition that did not achieve anything in almost three years of a "maximalist" strategy. | Capriles concluded that the "all or nothing"

Berkeley Copwatch (2021-05-18). Wednesday 5/19: Community Coalition Slams Proposed City Budget. indybay.org City Hall, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA…

HEAT (2021-05-18). Monday 5/24: Protect California Community Colleges! Fully Funded Free Community Colleges For All! indybay.org California Board Of Governors Offices | 1102 Q Street, Sacramento…

MONA (2021-05-18). Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian Uprising and General Strike. indybay.org Resistance Until Liberation…

Madison Young, Alex Sanchez, Christine Thach, (2021-05-18). Sonoma County Jail and Mental Health. indybay.org The investigative sociology report conducted by Sonoma State University's sociology students reveals the relationship between the Sonoma County Jail environment and mental health. Through conducting multiple interviews with inmates and staff the research group was able to conclude the findings stated below. The findings of this research show that inmates and staff from the Sonoma County Jail desire better services relating to mental health as well as an overall better environment.

Stop Ripping Off The College (2021-05-18). CCSF President Shanel Williams Pushing For $35K A Month For Chancellor. indybay.org The Board President of San Francisco City College Shanel Williams after pushing for concession bargaining with the faculty that ended up in massive concessions now wants to give the Chancellor and union buster Rajen Vurdien for his good work.

From Governor Newsom Office (2021-05-18). California Reparations Task Force to Study Reparations. indybay.org California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Appointments to First-in-the-Nation Task Force to Study Reparations for African Americans…

Luis Mucino (2021-05-18). Black Lives Matter Movement. indybay.org An Op-ed on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Liane Kilinc (2021-05-18). The Perpetrator-Victim Reversal. indybay.org The West refuses to give the Red Army credit for Germany's liberation from fascism – instead, it diligently stokes the Cold War with Russia. | France and West Germany were liberated by the landing of the Western Allies in Normandy – but all of Eastern Europe must have apparently shaken off the yoke of Nazism all by itself. At any rate, one can get this impression.

Steve Pleich (2021-05-18). Stay Away Ordinance Casts Long Shadow. indybay.org Activists Fear Increased Use of Stay Away Power…

Regeneración Advocacy Committee (2021-05-18). Wednesday 5/26: Reimagining Public Safety: Alternatives to Police for Nonviolent Crisis Calls. indybay.org Free Online Event. Register Here: http: //bit.ly/CAHOOTS_watsonville…

Haymarket Books (2021-05-18). Tuesday 5/18: America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion. indybay.org Online event…

Art Persyko (2021-05-18). Tuesday 5/18: What's going on in national & San Francisco labor organizing? indybay.org Zoom in: us02web.zoom.us/j/87995976498 or call in: 1-669-900-9128; Meeting ID: 879 9597 6498…

Hill et al (2021-05-18). How Power is Influencing Sonoma County. indybay.org This research paper investigates the monopoly of print media in Sonoma County and the growth machine theory. We investigate the promotion of growth and development through newspaper articles. We also investigate who has power and influence over Sonoma County land use decisions, and determine the printed media's role in shaping public opinion toward such decisions. Methodologies used include analysis of newspaper articles and qualitative interviews.

Quanah Brightman (2021-05-18). Ban Imposter Pennie Opal Plant from the Civil Rights Movement. indybay.org We feel it Necessary to Make You and All Parties aware of a Imposter Wannabee Named Pennie Opal Plant. She is a Fraud Wannabee Indian Women who tries to Pass Herself off as a Tribal Citizen, Yet She is in fact a Imposter Guilty of Cultural Appropriation. | She is Associated with these two groups 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations…

Michael Harris (2021-05-18). Tuesday 5/18: Sacramento MLK Memorial Library 50th Anniversary. indybay.org MLK Memorial Library Park | 24th Street Bypass / Florin Rd | Sacramento, California 95822…

Revolution Books (2021-05-18). Sunday 5/23: Giant Used Book Sale to Support the Revolution Tour. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2021-05-18). Escaping the Brave New World: Transhumanism, Utopias and Eugenics. globalresearch.ca What are the …

Michael J. Talmo (2021-05-18). "Take These Masks Off My Child": Children All Over the World are Being Abused. globalresearch.ca Under the banner …

Bruno Guigue (2021-05-18). Honor to the Palestinian Resistance Fighters! globalresearch.ca What is most …

Theara Truth news (2021-05-18). "The Human Bomb": Effects of mRNA "Vaccination" on Unvaccinated People? globalresearch.ca Hundreds of people …

Khaled Mouammar (2021-05-18). Crimes against Humanity: Israel Kills 58 Palestinian Children in 7 Days. globalresearch.ca Below is a …

Dr. Birsen Filip (2021-05-18). Vaccine Passports and "Medical Paternalism" globalresearch.ca Vaccine passports have …

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-18). Video: We Can Defeat the Corporate Media's War to Snuff Out Independent Journalism. globalresearch.ca I wanted to …

WSWS (2021-05-18). Indifferent to the spread of the virus, Macron proceeds with reopening in France. wsws.org The reopening is part of a fierce competition between European countries over creating the most business-friendly environment in the shortest time and ensuring that they will be able to profit from the summer tourist season.

Pride Lion Conservation Alliance (2021-05-18). Keeping animals wild vs 'safe' should be prioritized, lion biologists argue. nationofchange.org We are not advocating an entirely hands-off approach to conservation.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Norwegian Air worldwide layoffs hit Spanish workforce. wsws.org Norwegian Air Shuttle has announced plans to lay off 1,191 workers and close three bases in Spain.

_____ (2021-05-18). Chicago Eliminates Another Arne Duncan Initiative. popularresistance.org While Arne Duncan was superintendent of schools in Chicago, he received over $10 million from the Gates Foundation to begin "turning around" low-performing schools. He supported the creation of The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL), which subsequently took over 31 schools, some of which raised test scores but were criticized for pushing out low-scoring students. One of AUSL's goals was to train teachers for urban schools.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-18). Colombia: "Peasants Throughout the Country Remain in the National Strike" libya360.wordpress.com Jorge López Peasant communities in all regions of the country have taken part in the National Strike. On the paths, trails and highways they have led marches, blockades and educational days in regions such as Antioquia, Nariño, Arauca and Casanare. In the latter, they have maintained their mobilization since April 28 without rest. We had…

WSWS (2021-05-18). Australian budget entrenches inequities in aged care. wsws.org Far from resolving the crisis in aged care, the budget strengthens the grip of highly-profitable financial operators over the sector.

El Faro English (2021-05-18). Bukele's Inner Circle Hit in State Department Corruption List. latinorebels.com This list has no legal implications for those named, but the fact that the section on El Salvador was declassified sends a clear political message at a time of tense relations between the Bukele and Biden administrations.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-05-18). Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, War as the Enemy of Reform. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. "A United States Coast Guard cutter fired 30 warning shots after 13 Iranian fast patrol boats menaced a group of American Navy ships sailing in the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon said on Monday…" — so began a …

Michael Carrigan, Peter Bergel (2021-05-18). Are We Getting the National Security We Are Paying For? counterpunch.org At this time of year, when we send our hard-earned dollars to pay for the programs we value, it is worth examining our priorities. Our country continues to expend nearly half its discretionary budget on its military might. That leaves only half for everything else. The perennial explanation given to defend this lop-sided priority is

_____ (2021-05-18). Activists Push for Charges to Be Dropped Against Demonstrators for Black Lives. popularresistance.org At a press conference last month, members of the coalition stood in front of Travis County District Court in Austin with banners highlighting her case and calling for the dropping of charges against defendants criminalized during the uprisings across the country. The coalition formally presented a petition with over 2,000 signatures demanding that Travis County District Attorney José Garza drop the charges against people who protested for Black lives in Austin last year.

_____ (2021-05-18). With Greyhound Gone, Let's Replace it with a National Public Intercity Operator. popularresistance.org After serving Canadians with varying degrees of success for the better part of a century, Greyhound Canada has elected to cease serving them at all. On May 13, the intercity coach service ended its routes in the country for good. The national press release discussed the "decision rationale" for closing up shop. The company looked back to 2018 and its suspended services in the west, citing "years of declining ridership and the impact of a changing and increasingly challenging transportation environment, including de-regulation and subsidized competition such as VIA Rail and publicly owned bus systems." Then, it po…

Amanda Mills (2021-05-18). Roundup verdict of $25M upheld in US appeals court. nationofchange.org "It's a slam dunk for plaintiffs. This proves these claims are viable in the tort system."

Moderator (2021-05-18). How America Went From Mom-and-Pop Capitalism to Techno-Feudalism. scheerpost.com Daniel Oberhaus / CC BY 2.0] By Ellen Brown / Original to ScheerPost In a matter of decades, the United States has gone from a somewhat benign form of capitalism to a neo-feudal form that has created an ever-widening gap in wealth and power. In his 2013 bestseller Capital in the 21st Century, French economist Thomas Piketty declared that "the level of inequality in the US is probably higher than… |

WSWS (2021-05-18). US educators and autoworkers denounce changes to CDC mask guidelines. wsws.org In an anti-scientific and politically-motivated move, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have encouraged vaccinated people to stop wearing masks.

Saddawi-Konefka D, Brown A, Eisenhart I, et al. (2021-05-18). Consistency of State Medical License Applications and Recommendations on Physician Mental Health. jamanetwork.com This study examines the consistency of medical license applications with recommendations from the Federation of State Medical Boards on physician wellness and burnout.

Stone J. (2021-05-18). My Mother Schedules Heart Surgery. jamanetwork.com Roasted beets. Deep red, deepest red on my fingers, not quite blood in color. But then, the beet doesn't quite resemble a heart, although the arc of it, cut through, its rings growing lighter toward the interior, resembles a heart like a node, an emoji of it, the way a metaphor could work. Stable. Sustainable the way an image ought to be.

Dean Baker (2021-05-18). Population Growth and the Which Way Is Up Problem in Economics. cepr.net Paul Krugman's column today commented on the recent data showing continuing low fertility rates, which is likely to mean a stagnant or declining working age population in future years. Krugman points out that this is no big deal; Japan and Europe have been living with declining working age populations and have managed just fine. But …

Mai H, Chen T, Zhao B. (2021-05-18). Functional Outcomes Among Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke After Mechanical Thrombectomy With or Without Intravenous Thrombolysis. jamanetwork.com To the Editor In their randomized clinical trial, Dr Suzuki and colleagues reported that mechanical thrombectomy alone failed to demonstrate noninferiority compared with combined intravenous thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy with regard to favorable functional outcome at 90 days in patients with acute ischemic stroke. We have some concerns about this study.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-18). US Fakes ISIS Threat in Congo to Justify AFRICOM Presence. libya360.wordpress.com The US continues to insist that ISIS is to blame for recent violence in the Congo, where six million people have died since 1996, despite the fact that hardly any Muslims reside in the mineral-rich country. A UN Group of Experts found "no link" between Islamic jihadists and rebel groups, said Kambale Musavuli, a Congolese…

WSWS (2021-05-18). Inflation sparks concerns in financial markets. wsws.org Inflation warning signals have started to flash with the report last week that US consumer price inflation rose by 4.2 percent in April from a year earlier.

WSWS (2021-05-18). The Woman in the Window: Unable to leave her house, she sees a crime. wsws.org Anna Fox, an alcoholic child psychologist, suffers from agoraphobia. She is unable to leave her Manhattan brownstone. Through her front windows, she begins to pay attention to the Russells, a family that has moved in across the street.

WSWS (2021-05-18). The significance of the Volvo Truck workers' rebellion in Virginia. wsws.org The rebuke to the United Auto Workers is one of a series of unmistakable signs of rising working-class militancy in the US and internationally.

Jaklevic M. (2021-05-18). Reprocessed Urological Endoscopes Tied to Infection Risk. jamanetwork.com More than 450 infection and contamination reports, including 3 deaths, filed since 2017 prompted the FDA to remind urological endoscope users to carefully follow manufacturers' cleaning and sterilization instructions.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-18). Workers at Volvo Truck plant in US reject compromised deal. peoplesdispatch.org Close to 3,000 workers at Volvo Truck North America rejected a tentative deal negotiated by the company and the union by a 91% 'No' vote, opening up the possibility of strike action to resume…

Jaklevic M. (2021-05-18). Point-of-Care Test for Sexually Transmitted Infections. jamanetwork.com A rapid molecular test to detect chlamydia and gonorrhea has received a waiver for use in physician offices, community-based clinics, and other patient care settings. The binx health io CT/NG assay can generate results in about 30 minutes, supporting same-day testing and treatment.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-18). Azerbaijan holds new large-scale war games after armed incursion into Armenia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azerbaijan holds new large-scale war games after armed incursion into ArmeniaRick Rozoff On May 16 Azerbaijan kicked off large-scale war games after its troops encroached on Armenian territory almost a week ago. This is the third series of Azerbaijani war games since last August, the first having preceded the Azerbaijani-Turkish attack on Nagorno-Karabakh by only …

Johanna Kichton (2021-05-18). People's Action Announces Endorsement of Minneapolis City Council Candidates and Yes 4 Minneapolis Public Safety Charter Amendment. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, 240.206.1145, press@peoplesaction.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today announced three endorsements for the Minneapolis City Council and its support for the Yes 4 Minneapolis Public Safety Charter Amendment campaign. The candidates are running movement politics, people-powered campaigns and will fight for the People's Action People's Platform once elected. The candidates and the Yes 4 …

Rubin R. (2021-05-18). A Neurologist Faces His Alzheimer Disease Diagnosis. jamanetwork.com This Medical News feature profiles neurologist Daniel Gibbs, MD, PhD, who went from treating Alzheimer disease to living with it.

Jaklevic M. (2021-05-18). Trends Identified in Foodborne Illnesses From Leafy Greens. jamanetwork.com An FDA investigation has uncovered 3 common features that a large-scale 2020 foodborne illness outbreak shares with other outbreaks in recent years, all involving leafy greens.

Whitlock EL, Diaz-Ramirez L, Smith AK, et al. (2021-05-18). Association of CABG vs PCI With Memory Decline in Older Adults Undergoing Coronary Revascularization. jamanetwork.com This cohort study compares the change in the rate of memory decline after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) vs percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in older adults.

Kimura K, Otsuka T, Suzuki K. (2021-05-18). Functional Outcomes Among Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke After Mechanical Thrombectomy With or Without Intravenous Thrombolysis—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Dr Mai and colleagues describe some concerns with the SKIP study, including the balance of baseline characteristics between the 2 groups, the sample size, and the noninferiority margin for the secondary outcome.

van der Burgh AC, Hoorn EJ, Chaker L. (2021-05-18). Removing Race From Kidney Function Estimates. jamanetwork.com To the Editor In their recent Research Letter, Mr Diao and colleagues discussed the clinical implications of removing the race coefficient when calculating the estimated glomerular filtration rate from serum creatinine (eGFRcr). However, they did not mention the use of serum cystatin C, an alternative marker of kidney function, to calculate eGFR (eGFRcys). The Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration equation, used to calculate eGFRcys, does not include an adjustment for Black race and may be superior to serum creatinine as a marker of kidney function. Moreover, compared with serum creatinine, serum cyst…

Cifu AS. (2021-05-18). A Place of Memory and Learning. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay, a primary care physician describes a binder in which he keeps the face sheet, cards, obituaries, and notes on the patients who died while in his care—a memory book that marks the arc of his career and the impermanence of life.

Mel Gurtov (2021-05-18). Getting Back to Basics in Policy on Israel. counterpunch.org "The problem with the Middle East is that you can try to turn your back on it, but it won't turn its back on you," said Martin S. Indyk, former US ambassador to Israel. And it hasn't: once again, Israelis and Palestinians are at war. With no cease-fire, let alone peace talks, in sight, and

Latino USA (2021-05-18). Latinos Persevering (A Latino USA Podcast). latinorebels.com We meet Diana Trujillo, Christina Hernández, Elio Morillo and Alejandro Miguel San Martin, who are some of the Latinos and Latinas behind this historic mission to Mars.

_____ (2021-05-18). Repression Of National Protests In Colombia Is Backed By The United States. popularresistance.org Colombians have been on a national strike since April 28 with protests in 500 cities and blockades that have shut down the major highway. The protests were sparked by a proposed bill that would place the burden of financing the country's debt on the people while cutting taxes for the wealthy, but economic conditions for most people have been in decline for a long time. The government has responded to the protests with violent repression by its militarized police that are funded and trained by the United States. Clearing the FOG speaks with Charo Mina-Rojas, a human rights defender in Colombia who was a leader in…

_____ (2021-05-18). Public Health Crisis Looms as California Identifies 600 Communities at Risk of Water-System Failures. popularresistance.org A familiar scene has returned to California: drought. Two counties are currently under emergency declarations, and the rest of the state could follow.

Andy Kroll (2021-05-18). Is There a Doctor in the House? tomdispatch.com Is President Biden afflicted with the political equivalent of a split personality? His first several months in office suggest just that possibility. On the home front, the president's inclination is clearly to Go Big. When it comes to America's role in the world, however, Biden largely hews to pre-Trumpian precedent. So far at least, the administration's overarching foreign-policy theme is Take It Slow. "Joe Biden Is Electrifying America Like F.D.R." So proclaimed the headline of a recent Nicholas Kristof column in the New York Times. Even allowing for a smidgen of hyperbole, the comparison is not without merit.

Lexi McMenamin (2021-05-18). Philadelphia's DA Election Is a Test for Progressives. progressive.org The results of the city's district attorney election will highlight the left's growing influence—or how far they still have to go.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Space Force missile commander removed after fascist ranting on right-wing podcast. wsws.org The firing of Space Force Lt. Col. Matthew Lohmeier was preceded by the indictment of Marine Major Christopher Warnagiris, the first active-duty officer arrested in the siege of the US Capitol on January 6.

_____ (2021-05-18). Alliance Of Democracies Summit. popularresistance.org Copenhagen, Denmark — The United States is the nation that most threatens democracy worldwide, far more than Russia or even China. That is the headline finding from a new worldwide poll of 53 countries commissioned by the Alliance of Democracies (AoD). The poll also found that the global public considers rising inequality and the increased power of the super rich to be the greatest threat to liberty and democracy. | This was likely not the response the Alliance of Democracies wished to hear as it opened its third annual Democracy Summit in Copenhagen this week — precisely because the organization repr…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-18). Dispatches from India : Rocky road ahead for the Indian economy. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode, we take a look at the controversial Central Vista project that seeks to change the very face of Delhi, the bumpy road ahead for the Indian economy and the vexing question of patents for vaccines…

Dean Baker (2021-05-18). Hot Tip for the NYT on Vaccines: There are These Two Countries Called Russia and China. counterpunch.org I realize that it's hard for reporters at the country's leading newspaper to stay on top of the news, but this major piece (four reporters) on vaccinating the world should get a Pulitzer for ignorance. The topic of the piece is vaccinating the world, which should be number one on any serious person's list of

WSWS (2021-05-18). To divide workers, Tamil nationalists sow pro-imperialist lies on Sri Lankan war. wsws.org Washington, the EU and the Indian state are complicit in the ethnic bloodshed in Sri Lanka that the Tamil nationalist groups claim these powers will resolve.

WSWS (2021-05-18). Tamil nationalists sow pro-imperialist lies on Sri Lankan war to divide workers. wsws.org Washington, the EU and the Indian state are complicit in the ethnic bloodshed in Sri Lanka that the Tamil nationalist groups claim these powers will resolve.

Alberto Betancourt Posada (2021-05-18). Biden trata de ganar a China el juego del Gran Poder Global. globalizacion.ca China nos está pisando los talones, dijo Joseph Robinet Biden, presidente de EU, ante el US Congress, el pasado 29 de abril. Nos encontramos en un punto de inflexión y tenemos que hacer algo, aseveró. øQué estrategia sigue el actual…

Richard C. Gross (2021-05-18). Time for A Two-State Solution. counterpunch.org The "cousins," as Israeli Jews commonly refer to Palestinian Arabs, are at it again in a seemingly never-ending stream of death and destruction between Semitic brethren that accomplishes nothing but weeping at funerals. The increasingly deadly hostilities have no effect on Israel halting encroachment on land in the disputed occupied West Bank or the apparent

Gerardo Villagrán del Corral (2021-05-18). Las difíciles relaciones de México y Estados Unidos. globalizacion.ca Los gobiernos de México y Estados Unidos reformularán su estrategia bilateral de seguridad, acordaron funcionarios de alto nivel de las administraciones de Andrés Manuel López Obrador y Joe Biden, durante la primera reunión binacional presencial sobre el tema tras la…

Julio C. Gambina (2021-05-18). øVuelve la inflación a Estados Unidos? globalizacion.ca Saltó la voz de alarma con el registro de suba de precios para abril del presente año. El dato informado es del 0,8% mensual, que anualizado supone una aceleración de precios al 4,2%. Una alarma se enciende, aunque es un…

Eduardo Aliverti (2021-05-18). Argentina — El problema del Gobierno para convencer. globalizacion.ca Si fuera por cantidad de noticias o hechos resaltados, que no son lo mismo, se viene de días pródigos. Pero ni la suma de todos esos episodios alcanza a cómo impresiona el dato sobresaliente. Ni la danza de reuniones presidenciales…

Fernanda Gil Lozano (2021-05-18). El neoliberalismo nació y murió en Chile. globalizacion.ca El resultado del plebiscito fue abrumador. Salvo muy pocos lugares, incluso aquellos donde ganaba la derecha, se pronunciaron por una Asamblea Constituyente Soberana. | Las elecciones celebradas en dos días (el sábado 15 y el domingo 16 de mayo) tuvieron como…

James North (2021-05-18). Steven Donziger Wants to Convince 'a Different Jury'. thenation.com Steven Donziger Wants to Convince 'a Different Jury'

Tom Tomorrow (2021-05-18). Cancel Culture, Case Closed. thenation.com Cancel Culture, Case Closed…

Katha Pollitt (2021-05-18). Jordan Peterson's New Rules Are Old News. thenation.com Jordan Peterson's New Rules Are Old News…

Tjeerd Royaards (2021-05-18). Israeli / Palestinian Conflict. thenation.com Israeli / Palestinian Conflict…

Moustafa Bayoumi (2021-05-18). Meet the Woman Who Would Transform the Nation's Most Powerful DA's Office. thenation.com Meet the Woman Who Would Transform the Nation's Most Powerful DA's Office…

Joan Walsh (2021-05-18). Kevin McCarthy Sinks Even Lower. thenation.com Kevin McCarthy Sinks Even Lower…

Mina Tavakoli (2021-05-18). Richard Wagner's Pandemonium. thenation.com Richard Wagner's Pandemonium…

Todd Miller (2021-05-18). Visions of a Borderless World. thenation.com Visions of a Borderless World…

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