Daily Archives: May 19, 2021

2021-05-19: News Headlines

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-19). Unity at Last: The Palestinian People Have Risen. dissidentvoice.org From the outset, some clarification is needed regarding the language used to depict the ongoing violence in occupied Palestine, and also throughout Israel. This is not a 'conflict'. Neither is it a 'dispute' nor 'sectarian violence' nor even a war in the traditional sense. It is not a conflict, because Israel is an occupying power …

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-05-19). How the United States Helps to Kill Palestinians. dissidentvoice.org Photo credit: Stop the War Coalition 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 …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-19). Day 10 of Israeli Offensive on Gaza: Violent Artillery Shelling, Destruction, Death. libya360.wordpress.com Day 10 of Israeli Offensive on Gaza: Violent Artillery Shelling and Systematic Destruction of Houses Day 10 of #Israeli Offensive on #Gaza: Violent Artillery Shelling and Systematic Destruction of Houses8 Palestinians, Including Woman and Child, Killed and 76 Others, Including 9 Women and 11 Children, #Palestine pic.twitter.com/djqZeng2Vu — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights —…

Fight Back (2021-05-19). Thousands take Miami streets for two nights of pro-Palestine protests. fightbacknews.org Miami, FL – Thousands of people from across South Florida took to the streets of Miami two nights in a row this past weekend in solidarity with Palestinians who continue to resist Israeli violence and the ongoing occupation of Palestine. The calls to action were put out by South Florida Jewish Voices for Peace and Al Awda: The Palestinian Right to Return Coalition and were supported by most progressive community organizations throughout the area. | On Saturday night, May 15, thousands of protesters flooded Biscayne Park and the Torch of Friendship before taking over the streets of one of the busiest areas in Sou…

Fight Back (2021-05-19). Tucson organizes solidarity rally for Palestine. fightbacknews.org Tucson, AZ – The Federal Building in downtown Tucson saw the largest rally since the pandemic, May 17, with over 300 people demanding an end to the Israeli bombing of Gaza. The demonstration, organized by the Arizona Palestine Solidarity Alliance and the Tucson chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace, drew protesters from the Palestinian, Arab and Muslim communities, along with other supporters of Palestine. | Palestinian flags flew and signs held by Palestinian children read: "End aid to Israel" and "Stop killing children!" | While a handful of armed and cowardly Patriot Movement reactionaries shouted from across th…

Wes Vanderburgh (2021-05-19). D.C. joins list of cities protesting for Palestine. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Hundreds of protesters filled the National Mall here on Saturday to demonstrate their solidarity with Palestinians all over the world on the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba. "Nakba" means "Catastrophe," and refers to the Palestinian point of view on the Palestine War and founding of Israel in 1948, which resulted in the forced displacement of …

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2021-05-19). Podcast Ep 35: Israel's war on Gaza and Jerusalem. electronicintifada.net We talk to the Palestine Pod hosts and to a Palestinian writer in Jerusalem.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-19). National Strike in Palestine. peoplesdispatch.org On May 19, 2021, thousands of Palestinians participated in a national strike to protest the ongoing Israeli attacks against Palestinians in Gaza and Jerusalem. Israel's bombing campaign on Gaza has so far caused the death of over 219 Palestinians including 63 children. The massive protests organized across Historic Palestine were met with repression by Israeli forces especially in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

Fight Back (2021-05-19). Large Palestinian solidarity rally in Tampa demands 'Free Palestine'. fightbacknews.org Tampa, FL – In response to the ongoing Israeli assault on Palestine, a 500-person demonstration mobilized at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa on May 16. The protest was composed overwhelmingly of Palestinian community members young and old, with a contingent of supporters from the area. Protesters took to the streets marching throughout the downtown area and over a bridge leading to other areas of town chanting "Free, free Palestine!" and "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free." | Ayman Salhab, a student organizer and attendee to the demonstration said, "The ongoing ethnic cleansing, massacres and…

Gregory Harms (2021-05-19). An Open Letter to Gal Gadot. counterpunch.org Dear Ms. Gadot, I read your recent tweet about the violence occurring between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. I am sure it was well intended and you were genuinely astonished by the backlash from supporters of Palestine. Ms Gadot, your country is not at war. Your country is kicking people out of their homes in

Staff (2021-05-19). What the Mainstream Media Never Told You About Palestine. truthout.org "The goal of a supremacist state is to have a monopoly on the legitimacy of violence," says Palestinian writer and organizer Lea Kayali. In this episode of "Movement Memos," Kelly Hayes and Lea Kayali explore the history of Israeli violence against Palestinians — and the colonial dynamics that enable it — and discuss what you can do about it. | Music by TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. C…

Staff (2021-05-19). Headlines for May 19, 2021. democracynow.org Israeli Assault Has Killed at Least 222 Palestinians and Displaced Tens of Thousands, Biden Addresses Rashida Tlaib, Jokes About Running Over Reporters Who Ask Questions on Israel-Palestine, Protests Continue Across U.S. in Solidarity with Palestinians, 60% of U.S. Adults Have Received One COVID Vaccine Dose; Tri-State Area Reopens, IEA Says No New Fossil Fuel Projects Can Be Permitted in Order to Avert Worst-Case Climate Scenario, Protests in North Carolina After DA Says Officers Who Killed Andrew Brown Jr. Were "Justified", House Passes Legislation Addressing Hate Crimes Against AAPI Community, 57 Refugees Drow…

Fight Back (2021-05-19). Dallas, TX: 3000 march for Sheikh Jarrah and Gaza. fightbacknews.org Dallas, Texas – On May 15, around 3000 people gathered at the Grassy Knoll in downtown Dallas to protest Israel's ethnic cleansing of Sheikh Jarrah, the violent attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the airstrikes on Gaza by Israeli apartheid forces. | Palestinian flags were flown and chants against the occupation of Palestine were heard. Some chants were "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be Free!" "Netanyahu you can't hide! We charge you with genocide!" and "Free, free, free Palestine!" | The crowd then marched around downtown Dallas before returning to the Grassy Knoll.

Ali Abunimah (2021-05-19). Israel's War on Palestine. zcomm.org Israel's attacks on Gaza stem from its escalating ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem and growing solidarity amongst Palestinians inside Israel, Gaza and the West Bank…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-19). Military Situation In The West Bank And Gaza Strip On May 19, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 219 Palestinian including 63 children and 36 women were killed and more than 1530 were injured in the Gaza Strip by the IDF strikes since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza | 25 Palestinian were killed and more than 4000 were injured in the West Bank by the IDF since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in West Bank | On May 18, two Israelis were killed and at least 10 others were wounded in a Hamas…

repost (2021-05-19). 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.

Haymarket Books & Spectre Journal (2021-05-19). Monday 5/24: Free, Free, Palestine! Biden, Israel and the Fight for Palestinian Liberation. indybay.org Online event…

Not One Nickel, Not One Dime (2021-05-19). 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…

MONA (2021-05-19). General Strike for Palestine. indybay.org Non Violent Protest for Palestine…

Allan Fisher (2021-05-19). Saturday 5/22: Protest US financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Ocean and Water Street; Santa Cruz…

Allan Fisher (2021-05-19). Tuesday 5/18: Protest US backed oppression in Palestine. indybay.org Clock tower on Water Street (near Pacific) Santa Cruz…

_____ (2021-05-19). Understanding Israel's Latest Attack on Gaza, and Who Benefits. popularresistance.org Far beyond some claim of "self-defense," are there other reasons Israel might once again be on the attack? When you look at who benefits, the answer might not be so complicated after all.

WSWS (2021-05-19). The war crimes in Gaza and Israel's crisis. wsws.org The eruption of violence against Gaza is driven by the immense crisis and contradictions within Israeli society itself.

WSWS (2021-05-19). Israel cracks down on Palestinian general strike, continues bombing Gaza. wsws.org The historic strike, a "day of rage", was the first by Palestinians in both the occupied territories and Israel.

Asa Winstanley (2021-05-19). Watch "Gaza Fights for Freedom" electronicintifada.net Abby Martin's 2019 film now available free to watch.

Lubna Masarwa (2021-05-19). Palestinians Stage Historic Strike over Israeli Abuses and Gaza Bombing. globalresearch.ca The stone streets …

Ciaran Tierney (2021-05-19). Why is Ireland courting Israel's war industry? electronicintifada.net Foreign minister opposes attack on Gaza…

Ali Abunimah (2021-05-19). Israel kills boy featured in film about imprisoned kids. electronicintifada.net As Israel bombs Gaza, it is escalating its violence in the West Bank.

The Conversation (2021-05-19). Gaza conflict: no matter how powerful Israel's military becomes it still can't win. juancole.com By Paul Rogers | — Israel is the most powerful state in the Middle East. Its military forces may not match the likes of Egypt or Turkey in numbers, but the might of its training, equipment, technologies and nuclear weapons make it unassailable. Given its long-developed capabilities in public order control, such a position should …

Amy Goodman (2021-05-19). Gaza physician: Israel is targeting doctors & health facilities to overwhelm our crumbling system. nationofchange.org The attacks on medical staff and facilities are a "nightmare."

Editor2 (2021-05-19). Latin America's Authoritarians Back Israel. orinocotribune.com By Kawsachun News — May 14, 2021 | The latest Israeli bombing campaign on Gaza and ruthless killings of Palestinians has Latin America split along ideological lines once again. | OAS chief Luis Almagro "We stand in solidarity with Israel, this region's historical and strategic partner, and with its civilian population, which has been the victim of attacks by more than 600 missiles launched from Gaza,…

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-19). Gantz admits no one in Gaza is safe from Israel's terror. electronicintifada.net Human rights groups say healthcare system on verge of collapse amid airstrikes.

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-19). Israel has killed 14 families in their Gaza homes. electronicintifada.net Voice of Al Aqsa reporter Yousif Abu Hussein may have been deliberately targeted.

David Cronin (2021-05-19). Ceasefire calls don't erase how EU chief spread Israel's lies. electronicintifada.net Josep Borrell has enabled attack on Gaza.

Staff (2021-05-19). Rashida Tlaib Confronted Biden on His Weak Stance on Palestinian Apartheid. truthout.org Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) confronted President Joe Biden on Tuesday about his tepid stance on Israel's violent abuses of Palestinians, urging him to stand up for the historically marginalized population amid a second week of escalated Israeli attacks on Gaza. | Confronting Biden

Staff (2021-05-19). Amira Hass: Israeli Bombs Are Wiping Out Entire Palestinian Families. It's No Accident. democracynow.org As Israel's deadly attack on Gaza continues, we speak with Amira Hass, Haaretz correspondent for the Occupied Palestinian Territories, who says Israel's bombing campaign is purposely wiping out entire families. "Israel has all the information about every Palestinian family, whether it is in the West Bank or Jerusalem or Gaza, let alone Palestinians in Israel," Hass tells Democracy Now! "When the Israeli army decides to bomb such a house without bothering to tell the people to leave it, it means they take into their head a calculation that their military target is more important" than people's lives, she says.

WSWS (2021-05-19). German protests against Gaza bombing and the bogus accusation of "Anti-Semitism" wsws.org An anti-Semite is not someone protesting against the crimes of the government of Benjamin Netanyahu, who has struck an alliance with extreme right-wing parties, has one foot in jail and can only stay in power through endless provocations. An anti-Semite is someone who equates "the Jews" with the policies of the Israeli government.

Staff (2021-05-19). A Plea from Gaza: Israel Bombing Campaign Is Turning My Homeland into a "Wasteland" democracynow.org The Israeli bombing campaign of Gaza has killed at least 222 Palestinians, including 63 children, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejects growing international calls for a ceasefire. The Norwegian Refugee Council has revealed 11 of the children killed in Gaza were taking part in a program to help them deal with trauma from growing up in the besieged enclave. At least six residents of Gaza died in Israeli strikes overnight, including the radio journalist Yousef Abu Hussein. In the West Bank, Israeli forces on Tuesday killed at least four Palestinians taking part in a historic general strike to protest…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-05-19). Israel's Pyrrhic Victory in Gaza, Netanyahu Is Real Winner. globalresearch.ca Egypt has once …

Youmna al-Sayed (2021-05-19). Israel Deliberately Targeting Media. zcomm.org Journalists 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…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-19). Israeli Guided Non-Line-of-Sight Missiles Target Rocket Launchers In Gaza (Videos). southfront.org FILE IMAGE | On May 19, the Israeli military released footage of recent missile strikes on a number of rocket launchers in the Gaza Strip. | The footage shows nine strikes carried out with what appears to be Spike NLOS [Non-Line-Of-Sight] missiles. Some of the targets seen in the footage were rocket launchers similar to those used by Palestinian factions. Others, however, were civilian buildings. | pic.twitter.com/F0kCalmQ96 | — Israeli Air Force (@IAFsite) Anonymous669 (2021-05-19). In Video: Israeli Warplanes Bombard Hamas 'Metro' Tunnel Network. southfront.org An Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jet flies during an aerial demonstration. (photo credit: AMIR COHEN — REUTERS) | On May 19, the Israeli Air Force announced that its fighter jets had carried out a series of airstrikes on the Hamas Movement's "Metro" tunnel network in the Gaza Strip. | According to the Air Force, 40 underground targets in Khan Yunis and Rafah in the southern part of the Gaza Strip were targeted by 52 fighter jets within 25 minutes."The strikes combined a number of elements: Surface-to-Surface…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-19). Hamas Releases Footage Of Israeli Forces Taken By New Reconnaissance Drone. southfront.org The Shehab suicid drone, Click to see full-size image. | On May 19, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, released aerial footage which were taken by its new reconnaissance drone. | The footage shows Israeli military posts, fortifications, equipment, as well as two Mirkava-type battle tanks situated in the outskirts of the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian group said that the footage was taken on May 18. | The footage was recorded by a new reconnaissance drone dubbed "Al Zouari". The drone w…

David Swanson (2021-05-19). Chile and Colombia to Move Money Out of Militaries. counterpunch.org While the proposal for a global ceasefire during a disease pandemic has done the opposite of catching on, there are a few small signs of sanity and even of successful activism. While most big military spenders (including the super-mega-biggest one) have increased or kept their spending steady, the SIPRI numbers show a serious reduction from 2019 to

Staff (2021-05-19). Death of FARC-EP's Jesús Santrich: Breaking News, False Positive, Uribismo Media Smokescreen or Colombian Violation of Venezuelan Territory? orinocotribune.com The alleged death "in combat" in Venezuelan territory of the Colombian guerrilla commander Jesús Santrich could end up being "breaking news" for Semana news magazine, but it is more likely that it will end up ranking in the top ten of fake news—which is saying a lot because the story concerns Colombia, a country where fabricating fake news, mounting false flag operations, and producing smokescreens is already part of the daily modus operandi of the ruling elite, inextricably associated with its media apparatus. | The alleged news is trending on social media networks and remains as such although, after twelv…

The Associated Press (2021-05-19). Colombia Rebel Group Claims Leader 'Jesús Santrich' Slain. latinorebels.com BOGOTàÅ, Colombia (AP) — A rebel leader who abandoned the 2016 peace accord with Colombia's government and had been at large for three years was killed by Colombian troops in Venezuela, his new armed group said Tuesday.

Forrest Hylton (2021-05-19). Colombians Want a New Government — And an End to Neoliberalism. zcomm.org For weeks, Colombians have remained in the streets challenging their nation's violent social and economic model…

Kade Crockford (2021-05-19). When We Fight, We Win: Victories in the Fight Against Face Surveillance Keep Piling Up. aclu.org After years of advocacy, grassroots organizing, and on the cusp of the one-year anniversary of when hundreds of thousands of people joined in solidarity with Black organizers by marching to support Black lives and to divest from racist policing, we've reached a major milestone: Amazon has announced it will stop selling face recognition technology to police — indefinitely. | Amazon had previously announced a one-year moratorium on sales to police that was set to expire on June 10. The initial moratorium was issued weeks into renewed nationwide protests following the police murder of George Floyd in Minnea…

Peter Koenig (2021-05-19). Ten Year Old Palestinian Girl Crying in Desperation. globalresearch.ca This one-minute video …

Juan Cole (2021-05-19). The Great Palestinian General Strike from the Jordan River to the Sea even Reaches President Biden in Dearborn. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — President Biden came to the Ford Rouge River Plant to tout new electric vehicles, one of his signature climate-friendly programs, on Tuesday. He was met at the airport by Rep. Debbie Dingell and by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, the only Palestinian in the US Congress, who welcomed him but also gave …

Ben Norton (2021-05-19). Economics of the new cold war and U.S. 'super imperialism' with economist Michael Hudson. mronline.org The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton interview world-renowned economist Michael Hudson on his concept of American "super imperialism" and the economics of the new cold war on China and Russia. | May 19, 2021…

Max Parry (2021-05-19). Serbian World War II Film Smeared by War Propagandists in Western Media. globalresearch.ca Eighty years ago …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-19). 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 …

Chris Hedges (2021-05-19). Chris Hedges: Israel, the Big Lie. mintpressnews.com Princeton, New Jersey (

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-05-19). Video: Michel Chossudovsky. The Corona Crisis and the Engineered Destabilization of the Global Economy. globalresearch.ca Joining us today …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-05-19). Video: The Corona Crisis and the Engineered Destabilization of the Global Economy. Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca Independent Journalist Taylor …

CounterPunch News Service (2021-05-19). Open Letter From New Leftists to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: End Attacks on Vermont Labor. counterpunch.org Mr. Richard Trumka, President AFL-CIO, We, as organizers and members of various movements and organizations in the New Left of the 1960s and 1970s (and their allies)—who organized for economic and social justice and against racism and war— wholly support the direction the AFL-CIO Vermont Leadership Council and other progressive unions are taking in support

Editorial Team (2021-05-19). The Labour Party has a role to play in the socialist movement, Starmer does not. challenge-magazine.org Daniel Roantree argues that the Labour Party's recent loss in England hurts everyone on Britain's road to socialism. | We Communists do not rejoice when we see Labour being dragged down by the right wing of the party. The left wing movement in Britain is inextricably linked to the Labour Party, and as socialists it's not good practice for us to celebrate the demise or defeat of continues to be the mass party of the labour and trade union movement. | Such an attitude is an ultra-leftist tendency that we must avoid. Were the Labour Party to collapse, left wing politics would be wiped from the view of the British…

South Front (2021-05-19). Video: The Carrot but No Stick in US Policy Towards Israel. globalresearch.ca If any observer …

Aída Chávez (2021-05-19). AIPAC Sets Its Targets on Ilhan Omar. thenation.com AIPAC Sets Its Targets on Ilhan Omar…

David Suzuki (2021-05-19). Reconciliation Means Rethinking Parks Governance. dissidentvoice.org Protection and restoration are two sides of the conservation coin — protection for spaces that haven't yet been damaged or destroyed by large-scale human impacts and restoration for ecologically critical places that have. Although both might seem like relatively straightforward scientific tasks, they have been and continue to be significantly shaped by colonialism — globally …

Eds. (2021-05-19). Facebook, social media giants admit to silencing Palestinian voices online. mronline.org Social media companies including Facebook have admitted to MintPress that pro-Palestinian posts were removed, blaming "technical bugs" and "spam filters." | May 19, 2021 | Newswire…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-19). Thousands of McDonald's workers forced to stage 1-day strike today for $15/hr. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Eds. (2021-05-19). As China pursues a green future, Bitcoin miners feel the squeeze. mronline.org Chinese cryptocurrency businesses mine two-thirds of all Bitcoin. But for how long will they remain welcome in the country? | May 19, 2021 | Newswire…

Staff (2021-05-19). Venezuela Delivers 4th Report on Human Rights Cases in Venezuela to International Criminal Court. orinocotribune.com The Attorney General of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, reported this Tuesday, May 18, that his office delivered a new report, the fourth, to the International Criminal Court (ICC), which adds to the information provided to the ICC prosecutor regarding controversial human rights cases in Venezuela. | "Once again we point out that we work blindfolded in terms of providing official information to the ICC," wrote Saab on his Twitter account, "but with a will to collaborate, based on the commitments assumed by the Venezuelan State in our visit to The Hague on #4Nov 2020. This fourth report presents a new list, an upda…

Naveena Sadasivam (2021-05-19). Dying oil companies' parting gift: Millions in cleanup costs. peoplesworld.org When Weatherly Oil and Gas filed for bankruptcy in February 2019, the company was walking away from several hundred Texas wells. Many hadn't produced a drop of oil in years. Companies are legally required to "plug" wells that they're no longer using to extract oil and gas by pouring concrete into all their openings and …

David Swanson (2021-05-19). Can You Hold These 12 Guns? Don't Shoot Any Palestinians. Wink. Wink. warisacrime.org Scene 1: A Padded Cell Congress: B. B. Bee. Bee. Bibi, Bibi, Bibi, are you there? Yes, just hold this rocket launcher, and this one, and this one, and, I'm just going to hang these grenades from each of your fingers, and, no don't bend over, here, I'll just put this strap over your shoulders, …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-19). AFL-CIO calls for union training in community relations for cops. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The labor movement is attempting to tackle head on the nation-wide scourge of police violence and in particular the continued killing by cops of unarmed Black people. Labor leaders have a vision of an America where large numbers of heavily armed militarized police are never, like they were recently in North Carolina, sent in to …

Eds. (2021-05-19). Progressive forces win majority of seats in Chile's Constitutional Convention. mronline.org Independent and progressive candidates won more than a two-thirds majority in the Constitutional Convention, a body responsible for writing Chile's new constitution. | May 19, 2021 | Newswire…

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-05-19). Bail plea hearing of Abahlali's George Bonono postponed; movement calls charges a pack of lies. peoplesdispatch.org Shack-dwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo has claimed that the state is buying time by seeking postponements as it has no evidence against George Bonono and two other members accused of conspiring to commit murder…

Jenny Farrell (2021-05-19). Artist Albrecht Dàºrer, born 1471, champion of the peasant class. peoplesworld.org Albrecht Dàºrer was born 550 years ago, on May 21, 1471, during the Renaissance, a time of upheaval, that rang in the early modern age. With improved production methods, industry and trade grew rapidly, bringing with it more money and the strengthening of a new middle class. Modern science developed, inherited truths were called into …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-19). News Guild protests takeovers by Alden hedge fund—'the destroyer of newspapers'. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO (PAI)—Mass rallies organized by the News Guild in Chicago, Orlando, Virginia Beach, Annapolis, Md., and Hartford, Conn., demanded the Tribune Company's board reject a $630 million takeover by vulture hedge fund Alden Global Capital. Demanding "Save Our Sun" in Maryland, "Save Our Courant" in Hartford, and so on, thousands of people told the Tribune …

Juan Cole (2021-05-19). President Biden can't Build America Back better until he Takes on the Permanent War Establishment. juancole.com ( 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 …

Anand Naidoo (2021-05-19). The Heat: China-U.S. relations. america.cgtn.com Tensions between China and the U.S. are still running high, even with a new president in the White House.

David Swanson (2021-05-19). 60 Thousand Pentagon Spies Tripping over Their Fake Clown Shoes. dissidentvoice.org Of course there are 60,000 Pentagon super (duper!) spies prancing around the globe with tracking devices in their shoes, goofy wigs on their heads, collections of comical sunglasses, and — for the employee of the month! — silicon handsleeves and silicon faces to fool the airport cops, or maybe it's the Vaccine Nazis, or perhaps …

Staff (2021-05-19). Business Lobby Created "Labor Shortage" Myth That GOP Used to Slash Benefits. truthout.org Earlier this month, the Department of Labor released a

Staff (2021-05-19). DA Finds Andrew Brown's Death "Justified" But Won't Release All Footage. truthout.org In North Carolina, the Pasquotank County District Attorney's Office has found the April 21 police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr., a 42-year-old Black father, in Elizabeth City was justified. Meanwhile, Andrew Brown Jr.'s family and their attorneys have said body-camera and dashcam videos of his killing show it was an "execution" and that he was not a threat. Andrew Brown Jr.'s family has requested the full release of the body-camera video, and the FBI is conducting a federal civil rights investigation into…

Staff (2021-05-19). Sunrise Activists Are Marching 400 Miles to Demand a Green New Deal Jobs Program. truthout.org On May 10, as a pounding Spring rain eased to an intermittent sun-dappled drizzle, New Orleans's Young PinStripe Brass Band played a supercharged fanfare of "We Got the Funk" to spur the first steps of the roughly 400-mile trek from the Superdome to Houston, Texas. Five activists from the Sunrise Movement, ages 17 to 31, are marching in support of the passage of a major jobs component of the Green New Deal. At a clip of 10 miles per day along their walkable route, the group is making stop…

Staff (2021-05-19). "Show People the Video": DA Finds Andrew Brown's Death "Justified" But Won't Release All Footage. democracynow.org In North Carolina, the Pasquotank County District Attorney's Office has found the April 21 police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr., a 42-year-old Black father, in Elizabeth City was justified. Meanwhile, Andrew Brown Jr.'s family and their attorneys have said body-camera and dashcam videos of his killing show it was an "execution" and that he was not a threat. Andrew Brown Jr.'s family has requested the full release of the body-camera video, and the FBI is conducting a federal civil rights investigation into the killing. "We are disappointed, but we are not surprised," Bakari Sellers, one of the attorneys representin…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-05-19). Europa, campo de maniobras de la estrategia Washington-‚ÄéOTAN‚Äé. globalizacion.ca La Unión Europea, cuyos Tratados ponen la defensa en manos de la OTAN, está ‚Äéorganizada como un gran campo de batalla. Todas las vías de comunicación europeas, ‚Äéya sean terrestres o aéreas, están sometidas a las necesidades militares de ‚ÄéEstados …

Rosalind English (2021-05-19). Law Pod UK: First Episode in Family Law Series from 1 Crown Office Row Brighton. ukhumanrightsblog.com Clare Ciborowska and Richard Ager join Rosalind English in the first of a series of discussions from the family law team at 1 Crown Office Row in Brighton, highlighting developments and analysing case law from the family courts. In Episode 144 of Law Pod UK, we focus on the challenges presented to family court judges …

Global Research News (2021-05-19). Selected Articles: Vaccine Passports and "Medical Paternalism" globalresearch.ca By Vaccine passports have been implemented, or are being developed, in a number of countries around the world. In February 2021, Israel

Anonymous007 (2021-05-19). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On May 19, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in the northern part of Zaitsevo targeted DPR positions in the southern part of Zaitsevo with ATGM and grenade launchers | 2. UAF in Vodyane shelled the area of Donetsk city airport with 120-mm artillery | 3. UAF in Pesky shelled DPR positions in Donetsk city with grenade launchers | 4. UAF in Avdeevka shelled DPR positions in Yakovlevka with grenade launchers | 5. UAF in Krasnogorovka shelled the Trudovskaya mine with 120-mm artillery | 6. DPR forces in Do…

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Anonymous669 (2021-05-19). Mysterious Drones Attacked Turkey's Diyarbakir Air Base (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image. A PKK fighter with a modified X-UAV. | Early on May 19, two unidentified drones attacked an air base in the southern Turkish province of Diyarbakir, which is located near the border with Syria. | On Twitter, Turkey's Interior Minister, Suleyman Soylu, claimed that the attack had foiled. According to him, the drones were shot down."There is no damage whatsoever," the minister said without providing any further details on the incident. | Local sources in Diyarbakir reported a number of explosions near th…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-19). Even More U.S. Sanctions Coming Nord Stream 2's Way. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The United States planed to impose sanctions on four vessels involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and four related companies, Politico reported, The outlet confirmed an initial report by

Anonymous103 (2021-05-19). Wuhan Labs, Zionism, Rapture And The British Creation Of Synthetic Cults: Why China Is Not Your Enemy! southfront.org Submitted by Matthew Ehret. The belief that China is to blame for the world's ills from Covid-19 to the Great…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-19). Central Syria: Eight Pro-Government Fighters Killed In ISIS Ambush. southfront.org Illustrative image | Early on May 18, ISIS cells ambushed a convoy of pro-government forces in the southeastern countryside of Aleppo. | According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the deadly ambush took place to the south of the village of al-Mateyah in Maskanah desert."Five four-wheel-drive vehicles of the 25th Division and the Iranian militias were attacked in the area, while clashes took place between ISIS members and Iranian militias, which led to the death of eight members, including an Irania…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-19). Kurdish Fighters Killed Five Militants In Afrin, Turkish Forces Responded By Shelling Syrian Soldiers. southfront.org ALF fighters, illustrative image, By: Hawar News Agency (ANHA) | Early on May 19, Kurdish fighters raided a position of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) near the town of Bosoufane in the southern part of occupied Afrin. | According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, five fighters of the SNA's al-Sham Corps were killed during the raid. Prior to the attack, three people, allegedly civilians, were injured, when Kurdish fighters targeted a mini truck near Bosoufane wi…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-19). Military Situation In Syria On May 19, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 19, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 41 times: 21 — in Idlib province, 14 — in Latakia province, 3 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province | On May 18, Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria cancels Resolution 119 to raise fuel prices following the protests in the Kurdish controlled area | On May 18, clashes between the SDF and TFSA were reported at Umm Adasa area | MORE ON THE T…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-19). New Rocket Attack From Lebanon Shakes Israel (Video, Photos). southfront.org An Iron Dome antimissile system is installed near the Israeli side of the border with Syria in the Golan Heights. IMAGE: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS | On May 19, a barrage of rockets was launched from the outskirts of the village of Seddiqine in South Lebanon at northern Israel. | The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) revealed that a total of four rockets were launched from Lebanon. Rocket sirens were heard in several parts of northern Israel, including the port city of Haifa. | 4 rockets were fired from Southern Lebanon into Israel, reportedl…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-19). Two Pilots Killed In Yak-130 Plane Crash In Belarus. southfront.org Illustrative image. Source: airliners.net | A military aircraft crashed during the training flight near Baranovichy, in the south-western region of Belarus. According to the report of the Defence Ministry, both pilots died as a result of the accident. | The Yak-130 aircraft flew from the Lidskaya assault air base. According to the primary reports, the accident was caused by a technical malfunction."Having shown courage and heroism, the pilots tried to take the plane away from the settlement. After ensuring that the traject…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-19). U.S. And Russian Foreign Ministers To Hold Talks On Arctic Council Sidelines. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will hold talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on May 19th in the evening in Reykjavik at the end of the main program of the ministerial session of the Arctic Council (AC) for that day. | The head of the State Department's press service, Ned Price, told TASS."Secretary Blinken will have the opportunity to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov tomorrow [May 19] evening on the sidelines of the Arctic…

Answer Coalition (2021-05-19). Contribute to the Syringes Campaign for Cuba! Support Cuba's national vaccination drive! answercoalition.org &nbsp…

WSWS (2021-05-19). Indian variant surges in Britain as Tory government continues reopening drive. wsws.org A growing number of schools have reported outbreaks of Covid with the Indian variant responsible, including in Northampton where B. 1.617.2 and another Indian variant, B.1.617.1, were found.

WSWS (2021-05-19). Australian corporate elite calls for resumption of international travel even if "people may die" wsws.org The concerted campaign aims to steamroll ordinary people into accepting the lifting of the travel restrictions, amid widespread opposition and concern that it will lead to a surge of COVID-19 infections.

WSWS (2021-05-19). Opposition mounts among US workers to repeal of mask mandate. wsws.org The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fallen into line behind state governments and giant retail chains in dropping mask requirements to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the wake of the issuing of new guidelines by the US Centers for Disease Control.

Dr. Peter Doshi (2021-05-19). In Rush for Regulatory Approval of COVID Vaccines, Do We Need More Data? globalresearch.ca After rollout under …

Gina Womack (2021-05-19). 'I Don't Want to Die Here'. thenation.com 'I Don't Want to Die Here'

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-19). 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 (2021-05-19). 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 (2021-05-19). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-19). New CDC guidance for fully vaccinated adults. What does it mean? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Thursday, May 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced updated COVID-19 guidance for masking for fully vaccinated people. For instance, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a protective mask indoors at a movie theater, shopping center or restaurant. But this new guidance does not apply to health care settings. Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-19). 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 (2021-05-19). 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 (2021-05-19). 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 …

Mario R. Fernández (2021-05-19). La especulación y los cuervos. globalizacion.ca En Canadá la peste del Covid-19 ha tenido consecuencias serias para la salud pública y afectado a miles de personas, como ha afectado a millones en el mundo. En occidente el funcionamiento de la economía, una economía fuertemente basada en…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-19). Podcast: COVID behaviours, carbon cuts and sustainability goals. imperial.ac.uk In this edition: How pandemic behaviours have changed, why carbon needs to be rapidly cut, and how Imperial is supporting global sustainability.

Sister Diaspora for Liberation (2021-05-19). Tuesday 6/8: COVID19 Vaccine Education Workshop w/ Trusted Community MDs. indybay.org Online event…

Amador Vasquez et al (2021-05-19). 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.

Georgia Van Amsterdam (2021-05-19). 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.

WSWS (2021-05-19). Spain deploys army against refugees fleeing across border with Morocco. wsws.org The ruling Spanish Socialist Party and Podemos are assaulting refugees and whipping up tensions with Morocco, a former colony of Spain and France.

Alex Han, Adam Ryan (2021-05-19). Was the Failed Union Drive in Bessemer a Net Positive for the Labor Movement? thenation.com Was the Failed Union Drive in Bessemer a Net Positive for the Labor Movement?

Zero Hedge (2021-05-19). Watch: Uniformed Troops Go to Bars & 7-Eleven in Dallas to Randomly Vaccinate "Younger Crowd" globalresearch.ca For much of …

Juan Cole (2021-05-19). The Great Palestinian General Strike. zcomm.org From the Jordan River to the Sea even Reaches President Biden in Dearborn…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-19). The Gilt Comes Off: Singapore Goes Into Lockdown. counterpunch.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

Kandist Mallett (2021-05-19). Service Workers Aren't Returning to Work Because They Don't Get Paid Enough. zcomm.org "Our pre-pandemic lives are not sustainable. They weren't good for our health or this planet. Let's evolve past capitalism, past working our lives away, past destroying the planet for profit's sake."

Disability Rights California (2021-05-19). 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.

Gavin OReilly (2021-05-19). R2P "Humanitarian Interventions" and "Regime Change": Not Applicable to Israel. globalresearch.ca Over the past …

Ali Abunimah (2021-05-19). "Today we are Nazis," says member of Israeli Jewish extremist group. electronicintifada.net Extremist mobs attacking Palestinians are organized, Adalah says. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | …

Andrew Korybko (2021-05-19). Negative Nationalism: Is Ukraine Turning Into The "Anti-Russia"? globalresearch.ca The concept of …

Ted Rall (2021-05-19). Israel Chooses War Over Peace. counterpunch.org No one is blameless in the ongoing violent conflict between Israel and stateless Palestinians. Both sides target and kill civilian noncombatants. But let's put an end to false equivalence. "A pox on both houses" is not a morally or politically response to the one-sided war between Israel and Hamas. Israel wants war. If it wanted

_____ (2021-05-19). How Artificial Intelligence Depends on Low-Paid Workers. popularresistance.org The hype around artificial intelligence and its potential to liberate us from work often misses a crucial fact — that AI in its current form depends on low-paid human workers to function in the first place.

_____ (2021-05-19). BREAKING: Scientists disrupt opening day of Shell sponsored 'Our Future Planet'. popularresistance.org At 10: 30 AM on Wednesday 19th May, a group of scientists from Extinction Rebellion locked themselves to a mechanical tree in the Science Museum, the centerpiece of the Shell sponsored Our Future Planet exhibition. The group, who used bicycle cables and D-locks to lock themselves inside the exhibit on the opening day, explained that the decision by the Science Museum Group to continue to accept Shell sponsorship gives legitimacy to the fossil fuel giant's planetary destruction. The group took great care not to damage the exhibit and to respect safety regulations.

_____ (2021-05-19). Police Not Allowed to Participate in Denver PrideFest. popularresistance.org Organizers in New York City have also banned police from participating in the Pride Parade until 2025 writing: "The sense of safety that law enforcement is meant to provide can instead be threatening, and at times dangerous, to those in our community who are most often targeted with excessive force and/or without reason. NYC Pride is unwilling to contribute in any way to creating an atmosphere of fear or harm for members of the community."

WSWS (2021-05-19). WSWS exposure of Unite's betrayal of Go North West strike in UK provokes hysterical denunciations by pseudo-left. wsws.org The WSWS coverage of the disputes at Go North West in Manchester, RATP in London and elsewhere is aimed at clearing a path for a genuine united offensive of bus workers against the isolation of these struggles and the unions' sabotage and imposition of sell-out deals.

WSWS (2021-05-19). The Washington Post and the lie of Uyghur genocide. wsws.org The Washington Post editorial seizes on two slanted and tendentious reports purporting to show declining Uyghur birth rates, along with a false reading of the 1948 Convention on Genocide, to support its lie.

WSWS (2021-05-19). Biden, Harris both millionaires, in top one percent of incomes. wsws.org While out of office from 2017 to 2020, the Bidens took full advantage of tax breaks used by multi-millionaires to shelter their income from taxation, including establishing an "S Corporation."

WSWS (2021-05-19). Bus drivers defend David O'Sullivan: "There has never been any test-and-tracing at the garage" wsws.org "I salute the efforts of the rank-and-file committees and encourage them to continue the impressive, herculean, David vs Goliath fight for a better tomorrow."

WSWS (2021-05-19). "Saginaw unions no holds bar" Facebook group censors WSWS articles on Nexteer and Volvo workers. wsws.org With opposition among 2,500 Nexteer auto parts workers in Saginaw, Michigan growing on the eve of Friday's vote on a new five-year labor agreement at the former General Motors plant, the United Auto Workers and its cronies are desperately trying to cut off workers from the information they need to defeat the sellout deal.

WSWS (2021-05-19). LA Costco worker filmed standing up to anti-mask provocateur Ricky Schroder wins wide support. wsws.org Far-right celebrity Ricky Schroder, emboldened by the CDC's abrupt withdrawal of masking guidelines, filmed himself harassing a Costco worker and posted it on Facebook, but the popular response was not what he might have hoped for.

WSWS (2021-05-19). Unite pushes through betrayal of Go North West strike. wsws.org The agreement makes clear that "fire and rehire" was not necessary for the company to get what it wanted.

WSWS (2021-05-19). DHS leadership failed to issue threat assessments ahead of January 6 despite receiving intelligence warnings. wsws.org A Senate committee hearing Tuesday confirmed that official procedures created to detect violent threats and provide warnings were ignored, facilitating the fascist attack on the Capitol.

WSWS (2021-05-19). Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You: New and recycled songs. wsws.org Featuring new and older material, the album was recorded with the E Street Band playing live in the studio, achieving at times the band's signature wall of sound, which alone would be worth giving the album a listen.

WSWS (2021-05-19). North Carolina DA exonerates police officers who killed Andrew Brown Jr. wsws.org District Attorney Andrew Womble said deputies were justified in using deadly force, claiming Brown "recklessly" drove at the officers.

WSWS (2021-05-19). Virgin Australia unions plan merger to impose Bain Capital's cost-cutting demands. wsws.org The purpose of the amalgamation is to strengthen the capacity of the union bureaucracy to prevent any opposition to the ongoing restructuring drive by Virgin and other airlines.

WSWS (2021-05-19). 'Saginaw unions no holds bar' Facebook group censors WSWS articles on Nexteer and Volvo workers. wsws.org With opposition among 2,500 Nexteer auto parts workers in Saginaw, Michigan growing on the eve of Friday's vote on a new five-year labor agreement at the former General Motors plant, the United Auto Workers and its cronies are desperately trying to cut off workers from the information they need to defeat the sellout deal.

Observance in Alameda (2021-05-19). Ritual at Site of Mario Gonzalez' Death. indybay.org On May 15, bereaved community members attended an event to honor the many killed at the hands of police. They erected a shrine honoring recent victim Mario Gonzalez.

Mercy High School (2021-05-19). Wednesday 5/26: How to Prepare for Climate Change. indybay.org Online event via Mercy High School…

Michael Harris (2021-05-19). Tuesday 5/18: Sacramento MLK Memorial Library 50th Anniversary. indybay.org MLK Memorial Library Park | 24th Street Bypass / Florin Rd | Sacramento, California 95822…

Art Persyko (2021-05-19). 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…

Quanah Brightman (2021-05-19). 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…

Hill et al (2021-05-19). 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.

Haymarket Books (2021-05-19). Tuesday 5/18: America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion. indybay.org Online event…

Revolution Books (2021-05-19). Sunday 5/23: Giant Used Book Sale to Support the Revolution Tour. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

MONA (2021-05-19). Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian Uprising and General Strike. indybay.org Resistance Until Liberation…

HEAT (2021-05-19). 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…

Madison Young, Alex Sanchez, Christine Thach, (2021-05-19). 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.

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

Tom Conway (2021-05-19). How the American jobs plan would deliver one of life's basic necessities. nationofchange.org Upgrading water infrastructure would make Americans healthier while delivering a major boost to the economy.

Dean A. Strang (2021-05-19). A Little-Known Police Killing in North Carolina. progressive.org A Black man died face down on the street, hogtied by officers with his hands bound to his ankles over his back.

Ronnie Kasrils (2021-05-19). How to Stop Apartheid Israel. globalresearch.ca South Africans, along …

Ron Jacobs (2021-05-19). Cops in Baltimore, the Hard Town by the Sea. counterpunch.org The city of Baltimore sits on the Chesapeake Bay. The largest city in what was the northernmost slave state prior to the civil war in the United States, it was a busy seaport with its own slave market and a bustling trade in human beings. In antebellum times, its population contained large numbers of freed

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-19). Foreign Capital is Trying to Crush AMLO's Energy Reform. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News President of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) has vowed to push on in his quest to properly regulate the country's hydrocarbons industry, despite the obstacles placed by foreign capitalists and the notoriously corrupt Mexican justice system. President AMLO today rejected the move by two judges, Rodrigo…

Andrew Nofsinger (2021-05-19). Newsletter Archive Volume 3. counterpunch.org Newsletter Archive Volume 3 1996…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-19). Understanding Unequal Exchange: How Trade Imperialism Affects the Global Working Class? libya360.wordpress.com Amal Samaha I was initially inspired to write this explainer by Abdul Nasir's reexamination of Dependency Theory. It is wonderful to see the fruitful and diverse theories of Imperialism of the late 20th century being revived and discussed on Anticonquista. We must do all we can to resume the important debates that were muted by…

Jack Dresser (2021-05-19). Reflections on Al-Nakba that Deserve Remembering. globalresearch.ca May 15 marked …

Tara Lohan (2021-05-19). 5 things to know as wildfire season heats up. nationofchange.org New research sheds light on how increasing wildfires are affecting ecosystems and communities.

Josh Frank (2021-05-19). Inside the Battle for Jerusalem. counterpunch.org &nbsp…

Andrew Cockburn — Leslie Cockburn (2021-05-19). The Best Thing Jimmy Carter Ever Did. counterpunch.org Israeli hostility to Jimmy Carter went back to the early days of his administration when he had given indications that he might actually be serious about pressuring Israel to make concessions to the Palestinians living under its occupation, and had even made reference to a Palestinian "homeland."

B. R. Gowani (2021-05-19). US Cruelty on Full Display as Israel Terrorizes Palestinians. counterpunch.org Every few years, the caged and helpless Palestinians reach the limits of their endurance suffering Israeli atrocities. They fight back and sustain more deaths, devastation, and deprivation. The United States, which never tires of preaching "human rights" "democracy" and other such noble values act as if the Israelis have cut off the US president's tongue.

Fight Back (2021-05-19). It's Ho Chi Minh's birthday, read his article "The path which led me to Leninism" fightbacknews.org To mark the May 19, 1890 birthday of the outstanding revolutionary Ho Chi Minh, Fight Back News Service is circulating his article, "The path which led me to Leninism." | After World War I, I made my living in Paris, now as a retoucher at a photographer's, now as painter of "Chinese antiquities" (made in France!). I would distribute leaflets denouncing the crimes committed by the French colonialists in Viet Nam. | At that time, I supported the October Revolution only instinctively, not yet grasping all its historic importance. I loved and admired Lenin because he was a great patriot who liberated his compatriots…

Thomas Kennedy (2021-05-19). OPINION: Ron DeSantis Is an Authoritarian. latinorebels.com The Florida governor increasingly acts like an authoritarian rather than a governor elected by a razor-thin margin of about 30,000 votes.

Jenny Stendahl, Erik Bonk Rasmus Hà§stbacka (2021-05-19). A Syndicalist Strategy for the Swedish Labour Market. counterpunch.org In 2019, a new anti-strike law was introduced in Sweden. The law is negative for all employees but has its tip of the spear aimed at the Dockers Union (Hamnarbetarfà∂rbundet, Hamn) and the syndicalist union SAC, Central organization of Workers in Sweden. Has the law killed SAC? "No. We have produced a comprehensive inquiry in

Sarah Lahm (2021-05-19). Midwest Dispatch: Gun Violence Escalates in Minneapolis. progressive.org The shootings of three children drive the city's horrifying spike in gun violence.

Dan Bacher (2021-05-19). Catastrophic Juvenile Fish Kill Unfolds on the Klamath River. counterpunch.org Today (May 13), the Yurok Tribe reported that a widespread and catastrophic juvenile fish kill is taking place on the Klamath River, a day after the US Bureau of Reclamation announced that it would not release water to prevent a juvenile salmon kill on the river, as requested by the Tribe, and would not open

Andrew Nofsinger (2021-05-19). Newsletter Archive volume 2. counterpunch.org Newsletter Archive Volume 2 1995…

Sarah McMillan (2021-05-19). "Management' of Wolves in Idaho and Montana Harkens Back to Extermination Era. counterpunch.org On May 6, Idaho Governor Brad Little signed a gray wolf extermination bill into law that allows hunters, trappers—and even paid private contractors—to slaughter up to 90% of the wolves in Idaho. The new law permits the killing of wolves by various cruel and unethical means, including night hunting with night-vision equipment, aerial gunning, and

Steven Sahiounie (2021-05-19). Jordanian King Blames Israel for Provoking Palestinians. globalresearch.ca The King of …

Frank Andrews (2021-05-19). Arms Trade: Which Countries and Companies Are Selling Weapons to Israel? globalresearch.ca For over a …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-19). Filipino social movements demand protection for human rights lawyers and their clients. peoplesdispatch.org A week after authorities named peace activists and political prisoners as "terrorists," raising alarm over continued crackdown, rights groups have called for court intervention to protect human rights lawyers…

Pip Hinman (2021-05-19). Activist fights graffiti charge. greenleft.org.au Activist Stephen Langford is refusing to pay a fine for using liquid chalk to make a statement about the treatment of refugees, reports Kerry Smith.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-19). Sydney bus service cuts under fire. greenleft.org.au Commuters in Sydney's eastern suburbs are angry with the New South Wales government's plan to cut 25 bus routes in the south-eastern suburbs, reports Jim McIlroy.

Michael T. Klare (2021-05-19). The Pentagon Inflates the Chinese Nuclear Threat in a Push for New Intercontinental Missiles. thenation.com The Pentagon Inflates the Chinese Nuclear Threat in a Push for New Intercontinental Missiles…

Barry Schwabsky (2021-05-19). Encounters With the Unknown. thenation.com Encounters With the Unknown…

Chalay Chalermkraivuth (2021-05-19). Why Critics Need to Let Their Guard Down. thenation.com Why Critics Need to Let Their Guard Down…

Elie Mystal (2021-05-19). This Is How Police Get Away With Murdering Black People. thenation.com This Is How Police Get Away With Murdering Black People…

David Cole (2021-05-19). Republican Cancel Culture: State Laws to Suppress Activism. thenation.com Republican Cancel Culture: State Laws to Suppress Activism…

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2021-05-19). We're Suing Google. Here's Why. thenation.com We're Suing Google. Here's Why.

Neil Gupta (2021-05-19). Corporate Water Giants Veolia and Suez Merger Directly Threatens Human Right to Water. commondreams.org "Time and again, water privatization has failed communities, and Veolia and Suez's track records are especially egregious." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-19). 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 (2021-05-19). 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 (2021-05-19). 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 (2021-05-19). 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 (2021-05-19). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-19). Consumer Health: Reducing your risk of breast cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S. Researchers have identified hormonal, lifestyle and environmental factors that may increase your risk of breast cancer. And an estimated 5% to 10% of breast cancers are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-19). Science Saturday: Explaining cholesterol, research and regeneration. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Isobel Scarisbrick, Ph.D., directs the Neural Repair Laboratory within Mayo Clinic's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her lab examines central nervous system repair after injury, such as traumatic spinal cord injury or a disease like multiple sclerosis (MS). A major area of innovation for the lab is improving nerve regeneration by identifying what helps or hinders that process. Cholesterol, the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-19). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Top tips for reducing heart attack and stroke risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister just turned 50. She went in for a standard cardiac checkup and learned she has high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The doctor told her that since our mom also had these issues, she must drastically change her diet, increase her exercise, and take medications to lessen her risk for a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-19). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Bladder cancer patients require ongoing surveillance. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Bladder cancer is a common type of cancer that begins in the cells of the bladder, a hollow muscular organ in the lower abdomen that stores urine. Bladder cancer signs and symptoms can include blood in the urine, frequent or painful urination, and back pain. "The vast majority of bladder cancer patients are diagnosed with cancer that's not …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-19). 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 (2021-05-19). Consumer Health: Smoking and rheumatoid arthritis — what's the connection? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Arthritis Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about the connection between smoking and rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-19). 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 (2021-05-19). 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 (2021-05-19). 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 (2021-05-19). 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 (2021-05-19). 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 (2021-05-19). 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 (2021-05-19). Infographic: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET). newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.?More health tip infographics: ?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-19). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Addressing equity in clinical trials. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Like many organizations, Mayo Clinic is working to address disparities and equity in health care. This work is important not only in the clinic setting, but also in addressing equity issues in medical research and clinical trials. Clinical trials are research studies used to determine whether an intervention, such as a drug, device or other …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-19). Dr. Cheryl Willman named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, Director, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Cheryl Willman, M.D., has been named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs and director of Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Willman comes to Mayo Clinic from University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she has served as director and CEO for 20 years. Under Dr. Willman's leadership, University of …

John Nichols (2021-05-19). The Police Union Failed Miserably in Its Attempt to Beat Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner. thenation.com The Police Union Failed Miserably in Its Attempt to Beat Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner…

Marcos Roitman Rosenmann (2021-05-19). Chile: Transformar la convención constituyente en la tumba del neoliberalismo. globalizacion.ca El futuro no está diseñado. Como sucedió con el triunfo de la Unidad Popular y Salvador Allende, ni los más optimistas pensaban en una derrota tan aplastante de la derecha. El desconcierto en sus filas equivale al sufrido la noche…

Daniel Espinosa Winder (2021-05-19). Jacarezinho: el modelo conservador. globalizacion.ca El pasado jueves 6, las familias de la favela de Jacarezinho despertaron entre ráfagas de metralleta y ríos de sangre. La brutalidad del régimen Bolsonaro se cebó —otra vez— sobre una localidad pobre y densamente poblada de la ciudad de…

Emir Sader (2021-05-19). Chile — °Bye, bye, Pinochet! globalizacion.ca Fue un proceso largo desde el fin de la dictadura de Pinochet hasta estas elecciones. Fue una transición larga, que restauró la democracia política en Chile, pero mantuvo la Constitución impuesta en plena condición de estado de sitio por Pinochet-…

Ricardo Orozco (2021-05-19). Palestina y el antisemitismo judío. globalizacion.ca El mundo ha redescubierto la miseria y el sufrimiento en los que vive el pueblo palestino. No es ésta, por supuesto, la primera ocasión en que voltea su mirada hacia Oriente Medio, hacia los territorios que se disputan los tres…

Homar Garcés (2021-05-19). Palestina: Dos realidades distantes y comunes. globalizacion.ca Dos hechos han sacudido la conciencia de muchos ciudadanos a nivel mundial: por una parte, la brutal y desproporcionada represión policial ordenada por el presidente Iván Duque en contra de las movilizaciones populares que repudiaron su reforma tributaria, lo que…

Javier Tolcachier (2021-05-19). Chile en tiempo de relevos. globalizacion.ca A treintaiún años de una constitución impuesta a sangre y fuego por la dictadura militar, el pueblo chileno amanece a las puertas de comenzar a decidir un nuevo destino. El repudio popular hizo tronar el escarmiento, no solo al gobierno…

Eric Nepomuceno (2021-05-19). Piden que se examine la salud mental de Bolsonaro. globalizacion.ca El pasado jueves, un nutrido grupo de académicos de primera línea y distintas especialidades y juristas especialmente respetados, enviaron una petición al Supremo Tribunal Federal, instancia máxima de la Justicia en Brasil, para que el ultraderechista presidente Jair Bolsonaro sea…

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-19). We Can Defeat the Corporate Media's War to Snuff out Independent Journalism. counterpunch.org I wanted to use this opportunity to talk about my experiences over the past two decades working with new technology as an independent freelance journalist, one who abandoned — or maybe more accurately, was abandoned by — what we usually call the "mainstream" media. Looking back over that period, I have come to appreciate that

Robert R. Raymond (2021-05-19). California Trial of Universal Basic Income Inspires More Cities to Follow Suit. zcomm.org There are currently around 30 guaranteed income pilots either taking place or being planned all across the country…

Dean Baker (2021-05-19). Hot Tip for the NYT on Vaccines. zcomm.org There Are These Two Countries Called Russia and China…

Morgan Artyukhina (2021-05-19). Passing the LGBTQ Equality Act is within reach. zcomm.org But only if we fight for it…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-19). Q&A: Could psychedelic ceremonies help people navigate a path to peace?>. imperial.ac.uk New research is exploring whether group sessions with psychedelics can lay the groundwork for building peace.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-19). Meeting the SDGs demands a step change in collaborative research – Alice Gast. imperial.ac.uk Tackling the world's biggest challenges demands a step change in collaborative research, writes Imperial's President in Times Higher Education.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-19). Plasma physicists lay out a manifesto for the data-driven future of the field. imperial.ac.uk Research into the extreme physics of space, nuclear fusion, and fundamental phenomena could be transformed by big data and AI, say scientists.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-19). Disinformation in Tigray: Manufacturing Consent For a Secessionist War. libya360.wordpress.com New African InstituteCorporate media in the imperial countries have spread disinformation on the real nature of the fighting in Ethiopia's Tigray state. "Eritrea has served as the primary scapegoat." Today, New Africa Institute publishes its Disinformation in Tigray report to provide an evidence-based analysis of the conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray Regional State, which is an irredentist, ethnic…

Latino Rebels (2021-05-19). #LatinoRebels10: From 2020, When GOYA Became MAGA. latinorebels.com In our 10 years online, we have seen outrage but what Bob Unanue said that day (twice) was one of the most intense days we have ever seen.

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