Daily Archives: May 20, 2021

2021-05-20: News Headlines

Pip Hinman (2021-05-20). Unions, community groups say Australia must demand Israel cease fire and respect UN resolutions. greenleft.org.au Unions, peace and aid groups are condemning Israel's air strikes and calling on the Australian government to demand Israel cease fire. Isaac Nellist reports.

Not One Nickel, Not One Dime (2021-05-20). 5/19/21 Call Congress to support AOC's Reso to Stop Weapons for Israel. indybay.org Now that we have protested, it is time to call Congress. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has introduced a resolution to stop the sale of weapons to Israel. See www.commondreams.org/news/2021/05/19/oca… There is no cease fire. Israel continues to bomb Gaza. See www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ex6SdT3N6g

teleSUR (2021-05-20). Israel Security Cabinet Approves Ceasefire With Hamas. telesurenglish.net The Israeli Security Cabinet moved to approve a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas on Thursday, according to reports by Israeli media. Channel 12 reported that the truce is expected to begin at 2 a.m. local time. | RELATED: | According to Reuters, citing a Hamas official, Israel and the military group will enter a "mutual and simultaneous" Gaza truce at 2 a.m. local time [23: 00 GMT] on Friday. | The Security Cabinet…

WSWS (2021-05-20). Netanyahu war on Gaza continues as imperialist powers and Arab states feign ceasefire efforts. wsws.org Netanyahu can maintain his bellicose stance because he knows he has the backing of US President Joe Biden.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-20). Under pressure from Squad, Biden finally comes out for Gaza ceasefire. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Continuing Israeli Air Force attacks on Palestinian-controlled Gaza, in disproportionate retaliation for Hamas rockets fired at Israel, finally drew some concern from Biden after stepped up demands from congressional members of the Squad and others in Congress. In his fourth phone call to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu since the fighting began two weeks ago, Biden …

Staff (2021-05-20). Gideon Levy & Noura Erakat on Israel's Gaza Assault, U.S. Complicity and Ending the Occupation. democracynow.org A Palestinian man in a wheelchair, his pregnant wife and 3-year-old daughter are among the latest victims in Israel's ongoing bombing campaign in Gaza, which is now in its 11th day. Israeli airstrikes and shelling have killed at least 231 Palestinians, including 65 children, and health officials say 1,700 Palestinians have been wounded. Over 1,300 housing units have been completely demolished or severely damaged. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has so far rejected calls for a ceasefire, but Hamas officials say a truce could be reached within a day. President Joe Biden's defense of Israel's bombing campa…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-20). Israel Approves Ceasefire While Last Rockets Target Gaza — Reports. southfront.org Israeli Air Force Squadron 190 AH-64A Peten, 27 June 2013, Taken by Oren Rozen, Via Wikimedia. | A new series of strikes targeted the Gaza Strip amid reports of a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian factions. | On May 20 afternoon, the Israeli military released footage of four new strikes which targeted a Shehab drone launcher, two rocket launchers and a post in the Gaza Strip. The strikes were all carried out with Spike NLOS missiles. | pic.twitter.com/iwQmZSncGP | — Israeli Air Force (@IAFsite)

Anonymous007 (2021-05-20). Military Situation In Yemen On May 20, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 171 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On May 19, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 7 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 19, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Kitaf area | On May 19, clashes between the Saudi-led forces and Abidah tribe militias were reported in the Arqin area | On May 20, sporadic clashes between Ansar Allah an…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-20). U.S. Blocks Another UN Gaza Statement, As Russia Tells Israel More Civilian Casualties "Unacceptable" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 19th, the US, once again, said it opposes a proposed UN Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. | France drafted the most recent resolution after the U.S. blocked at least four attempts to have the council issue a press statement calling for an end to the violence, giving the same reason. Diplomats said all other council members supported the statement. | A press statement requires…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-20). Military Situation In Syria On May 20, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | — On May 20, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 50 times: 31 — in Idlib province, 12 — in Latakia province, 5 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | — On May 19, two Iraqi girls were killed by gunfire in Al-Hawl camp in Hasakah countryside | — On May 19, four SAA soldiers were wounded by Turkish shelling in the Maranaz area | — On May 19, clashes between the SDF and TFSA were…

_____ (2021-05-20). Israel-Palestine: A new generation says 'enough is enough'. popularresistance.org Anger and frustration have been deepened by a decade that saw Arab governments in the region relegate the Palestinian cause to the margins of their politics…

The Conversation (2021-05-20). Palestinians are not a "Death Toll": How Corporate Media's "Objective Reporting" on Israel-Palestine Favors Governments. juancole.com By Annabelle Lukin | — As lethal violence kills ordinary people in Gaza and Israel, news outlets across the globe are constructing versions of events that will keep eyeballs on their content. After all, war is the most compelling news story of all. And given many people who care about this situation have no direct …

Margaret Kimberley (2021-05-20). Freedom Rider: The Palestine Litmus test. mronline.org President Joe Biden continues to proclaim endless support of apartheid Israel, but millions have decided that defense of Palestinian rights and lives is the only civilized response to barbaric aggression. | May 20, 2021…

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-20). Israel's horrid occupation of Palestine. peoplesdispatch.org The violence witnessed over the last week in Gaza is part of a seven-decade assault on the people of Palestine by the Zionist regime, but it has been met with resistance by the people at every step…

Eds. (2021-05-20). Israel/Palestine coverage presents false equivalency between occupied and occupier. mronline.org Media coverage of heightened violence in Israel/Palestine has misrepresented events in the Israeli government's favor by suggesting that Israel is acting defensively, presenting a false equivalency between occupier and occupied, and burying information necessary to understand the scale of Israeli brutality. | May 20, 2021…

Abby Seitz (2021-05-20). How Progressives Are Changing the Conversation on Israel-Palestine. progressive.org Politicians like Rashida Tlaib and Bernie Sanders are shifting public opinion in the United States from unconditionally supporting Israel to calling for an end to the occupation.

Answer Coalition (2021-05-20). General strike in Palestine as thousands protested on Day of Action | Protests continue as Israel escalates war crimes. answercoalition.org &nbsp…

Fight Back (2021-05-20). Palestinian youth lead rally in solidarity general strike. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On May 18, nearly 200 people gathered outside of Bradford Beach, below the North Point Water Tower, to rally and march in solidarity with the general strike in Palestine. The crowd was made up of many students and Palestinian families, as well as members from the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racial and Political Repression, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, the Milwaukee Area Labor Council and other groups. | People marched down Lincoln Memorial Drive as a small car caravan followed behind. The crowd was filled with Palestinian flags and keffiyehs. Chants called for Palestinian freedom. The peop…

Anonymous (2021-05-20). Video: World stands with Palestine. electronicintifada.net People across the world demand an end to Israel's crimes. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | …

Richard Falk (2021-05-20). Is This the Beginning of the End of Israeli Apartheid? commondreams.org "Are we witnessing the beginning of the end of the century-long struggle by the Palestinian people to defend their homeland against the unfolding Zionist project that stole their land, trampled on their dignity, and made Palestinians victimised strangers in what had been their national home for centuries?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ahmad Omar Daraldik (2021-05-20). I Will Not Be Silenced Because I Demand Justice for Palestine. thenation.com I Will Not Be Silenced Because I Demand Justice for Palestine…

Dave Zirin (2021-05-20). Kyrie Irving's Comments on Palestine Are a Big Deal. thenation.com Kyrie Irving's Comments on Palestine Are a Big Deal…

Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-20). Qui Bono? Understanding Israel's Latest Assault on Gaza. counterpunch.org "Both sides need to de-escalate." "No one benefits from this. " You'll hear a lot of statements like that from pundits, elected officials, government spokespeople, and mainstream media anytime there's violence in Israel-Palestine. In the last few days, Israeli war planes, armed drones, and artillery mounted on tanks have killed more than 119 Palestinians in

John Nichols (2021-05-20). Decrying Netanyahu's 'Racist Nationalism,' Bernie Tells the Senate 'Palestinian Lives Matter'. thenation.com Decrying Netanyahu's 'Racist Nationalism,' Bernie Tells the Senate 'Palestinian Lives Matter'

Global Research News (2021-05-20). Selected Articles: F-35s Bombing Gaza. globalresearch.ca By May 15 marked Nakba ("catastrophe" in Arabic) Day, Palestinians' annual mourning of British withdrawal in 1948 leaving them helpless — having been disarmed by the British in …

Speak Out Now (2021-05-20). Sunday 5/23: Palestine: An Uprising Against Zionism and U.S. Imperialism. indybay.org Online event, see website for details…

Staff (2021-05-20). Progressives Can't Ignore Role of Christian Zionism in Colonization of Palestine. truthout.org Over the past several weeks, the world has witnessed Palestinians continuing to resist forced displacement, apartheid and brutal military occupation. There have been outcries around the world calling for solidarity and to hold the Israeli government accountable. Missing in a lot of the circulating narratives, however, is the indisputable role that the powerful Christian Zionist movement plays, both now and in the long and bloody history of the colonization of Palestine. | Christian Zionist…

Staff (2021-05-20). Angela Davis and Noura Erakat Mourn Murdered Palestinians and Demand US Action. truthout.org On Sunday, many Arab, Muslim and Palestinian communities boycotted President Biden's virtual Eid celebration. We play a statement of solidarity from legendary activist and scholar Angela Davis on Sunday for "Eid with Palestine: A Protest of the White House Eid Event." Davis also co-wrote piece for The Nation with our guest Noura Erakat about how Erakat's 26-year-old cousin Ahmad Erekat was shot by Israeli occupation forces after his car appeared to have accidentally crashed into a booth at a c…

Staff (2021-05-20). Angela Davis & Noura Erakat on Palestinian Solidarity, Gaza & Israel's Killing of Ahmad Erekat. democracynow.org On Sunday, many Arab, Muslim and Palestinian communities boycotted President Biden's virtual Eid celebration. We play a statement of solidarity from legendary activist and scholar Angela Davis on Sunday for "Eid with Palestine: A Protest of the White House Eid Event." Davis also co-wrote piece for The Nation with our guest Noura Erakat about how Erakat's 26-year-old cousin Ahmad Erekat was shot by Israeli occupation forces after his car appeared to have accidentally crashed into a booth at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank while he was on the way to pick up his mother and sister on her wedding day. Erakat sa…

Staff (2021-05-20). "It Is Apartheid": Rights Group B'Tselem on How Israel Advances Jewish Supremacy Over Palestinians. democracynow.org As Israel faces international condemnation for its assault on Gaza, we look at growing accusations that Israel is an apartheid state. Hagai El-Ad, executive director of the human rights group B'Tselem, describes the findings of their report that details how Israel is committing "apartheid." Israel's treatment of Palestinians is "not complicated," El-Ad says. "Believe your eyes. Follow your conscience. The reason that it looks like apartheid is simply because it is apartheid." We get response from Israeli journalist Gideon Levy, columnist for the newspaper Haaretz and a member of its editorial board, who wrote a r…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-20). Military Situation In The West Bank And Gaza Strip On May 20, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 227 Palestinian including 64 children and 38 women were killed and more than 1630 were injured in the Gaza Strip by the IDF strikes since the start of conflict, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza | Palestinian resistance groups fired more than 4000 rockets into the Israeli territories and controlled areas since May 10 | Israeli warplanes have carried out more than 1800 strikes on the Gaza Strip since May 10 | On May 20, Qassam Brigades targeted a bus carry…

repost (2021-05-20). 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.

Allan Fisher (2021-05-20). Saturday 5/22: Protest US financed oppression in Palestine/Israel. indybay.org Ocean and Water Street; Santa Cruz…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-20). Palestine solidarity demonstrations witnessed across Europe. peoplesdispatch.org Amid the escalation in Israeli attacks against Palestinians in Gaza and Jerusalem, massive protests have been called across the world to demand that Israel stop its crimes and to show solidarity with the Palestinian cause. Across Europe progressive organizations demanded that their governments stop supporting Israel with funds and weapons and put pressure on it to cease its crimes. | On May 16, Palestine solidarity demonstrations were held in the Belgian cities of Antwerp, Ghent, Verviers, Genk and Hasselt, among others. The mobilizations saw the participation of activists of the Workers Party of Belgium (PTB/PVD…

MONA (2021-05-20). General Strike for Palestine. indybay.org Non Violent Protest for Palestine…

Allan Fisher (2021-05-20). Tuesday 5/18: Protest US backed oppression in Palestine. indybay.org Clock tower on Water Street (near Pacific) Santa Cruz…

Richard Falk (2021-05-20). Israel: Is this the Beginning of the End of Apartheid? globalresearch.ca The current crisis …

Ronnie Kasrils (2021-05-20). How to Stop Apartheid Israel. zcomm.org South Africans, along with international humanity, raise the battle cry Mayihlome in solidarity with the Palestinian people's just resistance—our anger rises for the battle…

Stephen Lendman (2021-05-20). Israeli State Terror Throughout the Occupied Territories. globalresearch.ca The safety, well-being, …

Robert C. Koehler (2021-05-20). State Terrorism as Public Relations. commondreams.org "The global status quo—this planet crisscrossed with arbitrary borders defining entities called nation-states—is addicted to slaughter: to dehumanizing and killing the inconvenient 'others' who stand in the way." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2021-05-20). Israel Security Cabinet Approves Ceasefire With Hamas. telesurenglish.net The Israeli Security Cabinet moved to approve a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas on Thursday, according to reports by Israeli media. Channel 12 reported that the truce is expected to begin at 2 a.m. local time. | RELATED: | According to Reuters, citing a Hamas official, Israel and the military group will enter a "mutual and simultaneous" Gaza truce at 2 a.m. local time [23: 00 GMT] on Friday. | The Security Cabinet…

WSWS (2021-05-20). American imperialism is responsible for Israeli war crimes in Gaza. wsws.org Israel's crimes are committed using American armaments, funded by American tax dollars, and with the full approval of the American government.

Aboulfotouh Kandil (2021-05-20). Another mass protest in Chicago over Israeli attacks on Palestinians. peoplesworld.org For the second time in a few days, thousands protested in Chicago over escalating Israeli strikes against Palestinians in Jerusalem, Gaza Strip, and other Palestinian occupied cities. The first protest was held on Wednesday, May 12, and the second was on Sunday, May 16, 2021, in conjunction with the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of …

Dan Cohen (2021-05-20). "He Dedicated His Whole Life to His Patients" — Israel Kills Gaza Doctor and His Entire Family. mintpressnews.com Dan Cohen speaks with Gaza surgeon Sara al-Saqqa about responding to mass casualties and the massacre that killed Dr. Ayman Abu al-Ouf and his family.

teleSUR (2021-05-20). Israel Obstructs Provision of Humanitarian Assistance in Gaza. telesurenglish.net The World Health Organization Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Ahmed Al Mandhari denounced that humanitarian organizations cannot easily access the Palestinian territories to offer aid to the wounded and provide basic supplies. | RELATED: | In the West Bank, there have been reports of obstructions to medical equipment, assaults on health workers, confiscation of ambulances, and military raids on health centers. | Al Ma…

Marwa Osman (2021-05-20). Israel's Genocide of Gaza, and New Precedent of United Regional Resistance. globalresearch.ca A very informative …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-20). Day 11 of Israeli Offensive on Gaza: Violent Artillery Shelling Continues Destroying Homes, Infrastructure and Lives. libya360.wordpress.com On the 11th day of the aggression on Gaza … Violent artillery shelling and systematic destruction of homes, killing (9) civilians, including (3) women and two children, and wounding (120) civilians, including (37) women and (32) children Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 — 19 May 2021)IOF military aggression on The…

Hamza Abu Eltarabesh (2021-05-20). Shock and stress for Gaza's children. electronicintifada.net Israel is again killing Palestinians with US weapons.

Amira Hass (2021-05-20). Gaza Lives Erased: Israel Is Wiping Out Entire Palestinian Families on Purpose. globalresearch.ca The numerous incidents …

Moderator (2021-05-20). Chris Hedges and Noted Palestinian Activist Dr. Sami Al-Arian on the Gaza Crisis. scheerpost.com On this week's "On Contact," Chris Hedges discusses the disputes between the Palestinians and Israelis with Palestinian political activist Dr. Sami Al-Arian. Hedges argues that nearly all the words and phrases used by the Democrats, Republicans and the talking heads on the media to describe the unrest inside Israel and the heaviest Israeli assault against …

_____ (2021-05-20). 'Humanitarian Interventions' And Regime Change — Non-Applicable To Israel. popularresistance.org Over the past two weeks, the world has looked on in ominous horror as the military might of Israel, fully supported by both the US and Britain, has waged a relentless onslaught on the citizens of the besieged Gaza Strip; with what had initially begun as protests against the eviction of six Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, and the subsequent storming of the al-Asqa Mosque by Israeli police the following day, soon escalating into a full-fledged military assault on Gaza, one which has already drawn comparisons with the 2014 war which resulted in the deaths of over 2,000 Pa…

_____ (2021-05-20). "Today we are Nazis," says member of Israeli Jewish extremist group. popularresistance.org In screenshots from the groups posted by Fake Reporter, members talked about types of weapons and made plans for where to meet up in order to attack Palestinians and burn mosques. They engaged in virulent racism and incitement against Palestinians. | The messages were released in the context of recent attacks by extremist Jewish Israelis on Palestinians, their homes and businesses as Israel escalated its attacks on the occupied West Bank and Gaza over the last week.

Jessica Buxbaum (2021-05-20). American Arms Makers Are Making a Killing Off of Israel's Slaughter in Gaza. mintpressnews.com Major arms and aircraft manufacturers — Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon — are reaping massive profits from Israel's assault on Gaza, and all are expected to see their earnings boom with the quarter-billion-dollar arms deal the Biden administration is trying to push through.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-20). Opposition mounts to US arms sales to Israel. peoplesdispatch.org Several US congresspersons and rights groups have objected to the Joe Biden government's decision to sell weapons worth USD 735 million to Israel, citing continued violations of human rights in Gaza and other occupied Palestinian territories…

Juan Cole (2021-05-20). With 58K Palestinians Made Homeless in Gaza, AOC and the Squad Resolve to Block Precision Bombs for Israel. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The United Nations says that 58,000 Palestinians in Gaza have been made internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the past week and a half during the intensive Israeli bombardment of Gaza. The Gaza Strip, where 2 million Palestinians live, half of them children, is facing a major health crisis. Potable water …

UMMID (2021-05-20). "Is this Infant Your Target, Netanyahu": Gaza Father Asks in this Viral Video. globalresearch.ca Giving a heart-breaking …

WSWS (2021-05-20). Protests in New Zealand oppose Israel's attack on Gaza. wsws.org Protesters strongly criticised Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party-led government, which has feigned sympathy for Palestinians, while seeking to blame "both sides" for the Israeli military's war crimes in Gaza.

Norman Solomon (2021-05-20). Why Israel Blows Up Media Offices and Targets Journalists. commondreams.org "Israeli leaders," writes columnist Norman Solomon, "know that truth about human consequences of their policies is horrific when illuminated. That's why they're so eager to keep us in the dark." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-20). WHO Calls for 'Humanitarian Pause' to Provide Gaza With Much-Needed Assistance. commondreams.org "The health system, which faces shortages even when there's no bombing, is out of key materials to treat the injured such as blood bags." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Peter Koenig (2021-05-20). Gaza: US and the West Support Israel's Crimes Against Humanity. globalresearch.ca "I said we …

Juan Cole (2021-05-20). Israel targeting residential apartment buildings in Gaza. zcomm.org With 58K Palestinians Made Homeless in Gaza, AOC and the Squad Resolve to Block Precision Bombs for Israel…

Brian Terrell (2021-05-20). "Roof Knocking" in Gaza and the Myth of the Benevolent Drone. commondreams.org "Those who use and profit from drones can wash their hands of the horror and bask in their stated good intentions, but the people who are targeted know them as tools of racism, terror and repression." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Brian Terrell (2021-05-20). Roof Knocking in Gaza and the Myth of the Benevolent Drone. warisacrime.org May 20, 2021 In its deadly attacks in densely populated Gaza, the Israeli Defense Force is employing a technique they call "roof knocking." First drones fire small missiles without warheads on a residential building, intended only to shake the building before armed missiles destroy it minutes later. The IDF calls these "warning shots" and they …

Anonymous669 (2021-05-20). Intense Israeli Airstrikes Hit Gaza, As Palestinian Factions Continue To Fire Rockets (Videos). southfront.org FILE PHOTO: Israeli F-15 fighter jet © Reuters | Palestinian factions continue to launch dozens of rockets from the Gaza Strip despite Israel's never-ending airstrikes on the enclave. | On May 20, warplanes of the Israeli Air Force carried out a new wave of airstrikes on Gaza. The airstrikes hit tunnels of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, and rocket launchers of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad military wing, the al-Quds Brigades. | A short while ago, IAF fighter jets struck two H…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-20). Israeli Soldier Injured In Missile Attack On Military Bus Near Gaza (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image | On May 20, a bus of the Israeli military parked near a base in the village of Zikim, to the north of the Gaza Strip, was targeted with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). | The attack was carried out by fighters of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement. In a statement, the group said that several mortar shells were fired at the vicinity of the targeted bus after the strike. | According to a number of Israeli news sources, a soldier was slightly wounded as a result of…

Editorial Team (2021-05-20). Communist Party condemns 'ethnic cleansing' & urges sanctions against Israel. challenge-magazine.org The Communist Party has strongly condemned what it called the "ethnic cleansing" of East Jerusalem and Israel's bombardment of Gaza. "The murderous assault of the Netanyahu regime and what can only be described as the Israeli Offence Force has exposed — yet again — the brutal character of the Israeli state's illegal occupation and incarceration of Palestinian lands", Robert Griffiths told the Party's Executive Committee on Sunday (16 May 2021). Britain's Communists also condemned the refusal of the US, British and European Union governments to take any meaningful action against the Israeli state's "cr…

Anya Parampil (2021-05-20). Palestinian journalists targeted by Israel in Gaza speak out. thegrayzone.com Gaza-based journalist Motasem A. Dalloul provides Red Lines host Anya Parampil with a frontline view of Israel's attack and details his own travails as he and his family weather the bombardment of their neighborhood. Parampil also speaks with Safwat Kahlout of Al Jazeera's Gaza bureau about Israel's targeted bombing of his office. He reflects on the pain he felt after the working space he shared with his colleagues was destroyed. Transcript ANYA PARAMPIL: Hi everyone, I'm Anya Parampil, and this is …

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2021-05-20). Massive 'National Strike' in Colombia meets violent repression. peoplesworld.org Colombia is afire with a National Strike mounted by working people, young people, and the excluded. They are protesting neoliberal reforms that diminish lives and hopes. Tax reform proposals from President Iván Duque's right-wing government triggered large demonstrations that began on April 28 and are continuing. Although the government quickly withdrew the tax proposals and …

Justin Podur (2021-05-20). Is Colombia's Military Displacing Peasants to Protect the Environment or Sell Off Natural Resources? counterpunch.org Colombia witnessed a series of mass protests at the end of April following a call for a national strike in the city of Cali. Still ongoing, the protests have many causes: an apparent "tax reform" that was going to transfer even more wealth to the 1 percent in Colombia; the failure of the most recent

Andy Higginbottom (2021-05-20). The roots of Colombia's crisis 2021. mronline.org There has been a social explosion of the Colombian people against poverty and repression. President Duque's 'tax reform' package was the last straw that broke their patience. | May 20, 2021 | Newswire…

teleSUR (2021-05-20). Colombian National Strike Makes Duque To Engage In Dialogue. telesurenglish.net After 23 consecutive days of protests against Colombia's President Ivan Duque, the National Strike Committee (NSC) on Thursday announced that it will hold new talks with the government in Bogota. | RELATED: | The Federation of Educators (FECODE), the Colombian Workers' Union (CUT), and the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) are some of the movements that will attend the meeting on behalf of the demonstrators.

Staff (2021-05-20). United States Gives Former Deputy Guaidó Ultimatum to 'Remove' President Maduro. orinocotribune.com According to the ultra-conservative website PanamPost, Juan Guaidó is working on notice. The news outlet disclosed this Tuesday, May 18, that the US gave the "interim president" an ultimatum until December 1 of this year to "remove" President Maduro. If he is not able to do so within that deadline, his recognition by the US government and his access to the seized Venezuelan assets will be terminated. | This revelation has come out of a meeting between the US Ambassador to Venezuela who resides in Colombia, James Story, and the representatives of the so-called opposition G-4 in the Colombian capital, Bogotá. | The…

Editor2 (2021-05-20). Port Resistance: The Autonomous Zone at the Heart of Colombian Protests. orinocotribune.com By Joshua Collins — May 17, 2021 | Meet the kids of Cali, who make up the soul of a national revolution |

| Cali, Colombia- A few hundred young women enter Puerto Resistencia, (Port Resistance) the heart of protests here in Cali, with their fists raised to the air in a gesture of defiance against the state that has been killing them in the streets for weeks. They are cheered by the dozens of primera línea, or "front line" protesters who defend the square — youths clad in improvised riot gear with homemade shields that have repelled countless police attacks on this autonomous zone they have ca…

teleSUR (2021-05-20). Police Brutality Leaves 43 Citizens Killed in Colombia. telesurenglish.net The Institute for Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ) reported that 43 Colombians have died as a result of the actions that the Mobile Anti-Riot Squad (ESMAD) and the Armed Forces have deployed to stop protests against President Ivan Duque. | RELATED: | Four of these murders were clearly recorded on video. This is the case of Nicolas Garcia, Marcelo Agredo, Santiago Murillo, and Brayan Niño, whose deaths inv…

Staff (2021-05-20). And Now the Health Reform Bill has been Struck Down in Colombia: 'Mobilization Does Work'! orinocotribune.com On Wednesday, May 19, following 22 days of marches against the government of Iván Duque, the Colombian Congress shelved the recently proposed health reform bill. | With 27 votes in favor and 5 against, the seventh committees of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Congress of Colombia rejected reviewing the health reform bill proposed by the government of the country's president, Iván Duque. | "Attention, with 11 votes in favor and 2 against in the Senate, and with 16 votes in favor and 3 votes against in the House, Congress has just overthrown the health care reform," announced the Central Unitaria de…

commondreams (2021-05-20). The U.S. Must Stop Providing Weapons Used to Repress Colombia's Protests. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Adriaan Alsema (2021-05-20). Colombia's anti-government protests swell to historic proportions. zcomm.org Colombia's anti-government protests grew to historic proportions in the capital Bogota…

teleSUR (2021-05-20). Colombian Police Crack Down On Protests With Long-Range Weapons. telesurenglish.net Colombians on Wednesday denounced that the Mobile Anti-Riot Squad (ESMAD) cracked down on peaceful protests with long and short-range weapons. | RELATED: | Videos posted on social networks show agents shooting at farmers in Bucaramanga. According to witnesses, at least 25 protesters were wounded. | In Caucasia, dozens of children, pregnant women, and elderly people had to take refuge from police brutality in La No…

Gabriela Lopez et al. (2021-05-20). Institutional Responses to the Black Lives Matter Movement in Sonoma County. indybay.org This research paper investigates the institutional responses to the BLM Movement within Sonoma County. By analyzing newspaper articles and qualitative interviews, we were able to determine what kind of responses were happening within the Healthcare, Education, Business and Political sectors in Sonoma County.

Staff (2021-05-20). Maduro's Administration Awards Housing to Family of Child Survivor of Accident Repatriated from Argentina. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan government awarded a new home to the family of the baby boy Oliver Toro, who survived a fatal traffic accident in Argentina, in which his parents died. | Venezuelan Deputy Minister for Latin America, Rander Peña, informed that President Nicolás Maduro granted Oliver Toro's family a home so that the baby "grows up in a home full of love and happiness." | "After the tragedy suffered by the boy Oliver Toro in #Argentina where his parents and grandmother died, President Maduro reunited him with his family in Venezuela and gave a decent house where he can grow up in a home full of love and happiness. Go…

The Socialist Program (2021-05-20). In the News: Israeli War Crimes Paid for by the USA. liberationnews.org On today's "In the News" roundtable, Brian Becker, Esther Iverem, Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss Palestinians' general strike today as fierce resistance continues to the increasingly brutal Israeli attack…

teleSUR (2021-05-20). Moroccan City Near Ceuta Returns to Calm After a Night of Riots. telesurenglish.net The Moroccan town of Castillejos returned to calm Thursday after a night of scuffles between riot forces and African migrants that occurred near the Tarajal border crossing leading to the Spanish city of Ceuta. | RELATED: | As police cars patrol the streets of Castillejos, there is already only the usual human movement of people heading to their jobs or opening their stores. | Not many Moroccan or sub-Saharan migrants, who filled the streets of…

teleSUR (2021-05-20). US Closes 2 Immigration Detention Centers Over Abuse Scandal. telesurenglish.net U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Thursday stopped detaining migrants in two immigration detention centers in Georgia and Massachusetts over complaints of abuses against the inmates. | RELATED: | "We will not tolerate the mistreatment of individuals in civil immigration detention centers," DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said, adding that both centers are under investigation for being overcrowded and having ove…

Saket Son (2021-05-20). Immigrants Are Essential: A Manifesto for the Covid-19 and Climate Change Era. commondreams.org "U.S. immigration policy must include a new legal status for climate refugees." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2021-05-20). Opposition erupts in Japan against the Tokyo Olympics. wsws.org Amid rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitals already stretched, nurses and other medical staff have protested plans to deploy 500 nurses to the Tokyo Olympics.

WSWS (2021-05-20). Global excess deaths during the pandemic range from 7 to 13 million lives lost according to new estimate. wsws.org The Economist has published a devastating report, a first of its kind, revealing the enormous loss of life experienced worldwide during the COVID pandemic, two to four times the official global COVID death figures.

WSWS (2021-05-20). As India's daily COVID-19 deaths reach new high, Modi opposes free vaccinations. wsws.org In keeping with its systematic prioritization of profits over lives, the Modi government is refusing to provide free vaccinations to India's impoverished population, although this would cost a mere 0.32 percent of GDP.

WSWS (2021-05-20). COVID-19 mutations trigger new outbreaks across Southeast Asia. wsws.org The infection surges are another stark warning of how quickly the pandemic, driven by more infectious variants like B.1.617, first identified in India, can get out of control.

Editor2 (2021-05-20). Solidarity Saves Lives: The World is Mobilizing to Send Syringes to Cuba. orinocotribune.com By Alejandra García — May 16, 2021 | In March, social organizations, political leaders, and solidarity movements launched a fundraising campaign to send syringes to Cuba. The world wants to support the vaccination process of this small nation, which has done so much to fight COVID-19 even beyond its borders. | The campaign has gained momentum and size as the days have gone by. The initiative began in Europe, thanks to the Cuba Linda and France-Cuba Associations, and today it is spreading throughout the Americas. "Blockade Kills, Solidarity Saves Lives" is the slogan of the cause that is attracting everyone's…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-20). COVID-19 Has Unleashed Death and Dehumanization in India's Capital. libya360.wordpress.com Nitheesh Narayanan Punjabi Bagh Crematorium in New Delhi. Photo: Nitheesh Narayanan Nitheesh Narayanan shares a first-hand account of helping a family through loss and bureacracy amid the COVID-19 crisis raging in India India's second COVID-19 wave has caused large-scale death and devastation leading to bodies piling up in overwhelmed hospitals and crematoriums, which have reached…

teleSUR (2021-05-20). India To Defer Vaccination for Recovered COVID-19 Patients. telesurenglish.net India's Health Ministry has announced deferring the COVID-19 vaccination by three months in four specific situations including patients recovering from the COVID-19 infection. | RELATED: | Individuals with lab tests proven they have tested positive for the virus should defer their vaccination by three months after recovery. COVID-19 patients who have been given anti-SARS-2 monoclonal antibodies or convalescent pla…

splcenter (2021-05-20). COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act: SPLC president attends White House signing of new prevention law. splcenter.org &nbsp…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-05-20). Why Big Pharma's Arguments Against Patent Waivers Don't Add Up. counterpunch.org Days after he publicly opposed the waiving of patents for lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates had a change of heart. He released a statement saying, "No barriers should stand in the way of equitable access to vaccines, including intellectual property, which is why we are supportive of a narrow waiver during the pandemic."

Ethan Huff (2021-05-20). Researchers Find 1,000 Different Proteins in AstraZeneca's COVID Vaccine Linked to Deadly Blood Clots. globalresearch.ca A German scientist …

teleSUR (2021-05-20). EU Lawmakers Differ on COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver. telesurenglish.net No consensus was reached among the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Wednesday regarding a proposal for a temporary waiver of patent rights for COVID-19 vaccines in a bid to speed up the global vaccine rollout. | RELATED: | Several MEPs had asked the European Commission to support a waiver of the intellectual property rights for vaccines as a core element in speeding up the rollout processes in low and m…

commondreams (2021-05-20). COVID Vaccines Create 9 New Billionaires With Combined Wealth Greater Than Cost of Vaccinating World's Poorest Countries. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-20). The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act Signals Accountability for Violence Against Asian and Other Communities of Color. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Don Wiener, Alex Kotch (2021-05-20). Koch's Americans for Prosperity Continues Its Assault on Medicaid During Covid. commondreams.org "In the states that have not expanded Medicaid, residents have to weigh the costs of health insurance and medical care against other essential needs, such as housing, food, and transportation to work." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-20). Permanent Program Demanded After Over 1 Million Families Seek Pandemic Broadband Benefit. commondreams.org "We urge Congress to work with the Federal Communications Commission to put a permanent program in place to satisfy the needs of our communities after the EBB program is over." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mike Walter (2021-05-20). The Heat: Africa's challenges. america.cgtn.com Africa. What are its economic and security challenges as it battles COVID-19 and looks ahead?>

Markela Panegyres (2021-05-20). India: Marginalised communities, informal workers and women bear the brunt of COVID-19 second wave. greenleft.org.au India's response to COVID-19's second wave must prioritise the needs of the most marginalised, says Sion Kongari.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-20). 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 (2021-05-20). 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 (2021-05-20). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week: Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-20). 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 …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-20). UK COVID-19 transmission shifted towards emerging variants in Spring. imperial.ac.uk New research shows that a shift towards emerging coronavirus variants drove transmission in England during the Spring.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-20). 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 …

Amador Vasquez et al (2021-05-20). 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 (2021-05-20). 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.

Andrew Korybko (2021-05-20). Is There Any Hope Left for the Horn of Africa? globalresearch.ca The high hopes …

WSWS (2021-05-20). The struggle against climate change, the pandemic and war requires a revolutionary socialist perspective! wsws.org This statement will be distributed by the IYSSE at protests of high school students across Australia demanding action on climate change.

The Socialist Program (2021-05-20). Karl Marx's Theory of Exploitation. liberationnews.org Brian and Prof. Wolff discuss the theory of surplus value. Why do Marxists believe that anyone who works for a wage is being stolen from by their boss?>

Staff (2021-05-20). These co-op restaurants didn't need to open indoor dining to survive the pandemic. therealnews.com At the height of the pandemic, the restaurant industry sued to overturn bans on indoor dining, arguing it was the only way they could survive. But at cooperatively-run restaurants, where worker-owners vote over major decisions, they decided to prioritize their lives over profits and pivoted their business models so they could stay in business.

Jon Rappoport (2021-05-20). The Pandemic Virus that Doesn't Exist. globalresearch.ca For the past …

teleSUR (2021-05-20). Cuba Continues to Pursue Goal of 6% Growth in 2021. telesurenglish.net Cuba's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Planning (MEP), Alejandro Gil Fernández, ratified today that Cuba will not give up its goal of growing 6% in 2021, despite the tense situation of the country due to the presence of the pandemic and the tightening of the blockade imposed by the United States.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-20). India in the Face of Neoliberalism, Pandemic as Part of the Tragedy. libya360.wordpress.com Misión Verdad India's structural conflict is a product of inequality as a continuation of colonization and a caste system that prevails in its society (Photo: PTI). In times of global pandemic, the neoliberal drift, a continuation of a colonial system, continues to test emerging countries that will have to confront their internal contradictions in order…

South Front (2021-05-20). Video: Month of Celebration Unearths Civilian Woes in Syria's North. globalresearch.ca Any sort of …

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-05-20). Turkey Manufacturing Water Crisis to Pressure Damascus and Syria's Kurds. globalresearch.ca Turkey has reduced …

Staff (2021-05-20). Biden Must End Sanctions Against North Korea — and Finally End the Korean War. truthout.org Noam Chomsky

Staff (2021-05-20). Targeted by AIPAC Ads, Ilhan Omar Vows, "No Level of Harassment Will Silence Me" truthout.org Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Wednesday "Given the number of threats of death and violence the congresswoman receives on a near-daily basis, it's not just irresponsible — it's in…

Tara Lohan (2021-05-20). As wildfire season heats up, here are five things to know. peoplesworld.org In early May scientists discovered a plume of smoke wafting from a smoldering sequoia that ignited during 2020's Castle fire, which set California's Sequoia National Forest alight last August. The fiery remnant is the result of another too-dry winter in California and an ominous marker for the beginning of the 2021 fire season, which experts say looks "grim" for …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-20). Wage theft enforcement against corporate thieves on the rise. peoplesworld.org BOULDER, Colo.—If Colorado's discoveries are any indication of a national trend, wage theft, especially from low-wage workers of color, is much more pervasive than people realize—and, increasingly, local District Attorneys and state Attorneys General are stepping up enforcement against such corporate thieves. So says Michael Dougherty, DA for Boulder, Colo., and one of four DAs …

John Bachtell (2021-05-20). GOP role in a conspiracy to kill democracy exposed. peoplesworld.org The GOP and extreme right-wing groups are conspiring against U.S. constitutional democracy in a two-pronged scheme to ram voter suppression laws through state legislatures and block the passage of historic voting rights legislation in Congress. Millions in dark money are fueling this plot, carried out under cover of the "Big Lie" of voter fraud. The …

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-05-20). Newsom proposes record-setting public spending with 'California Comeback Plan'. peoplesworld.org With California's finances buoyed by unanticipated tax revenues and a $27 billion boost from the American Rescue Plan, Gov. Gavin Newsom on May 14 rolled out a proposed $267.8 billion budget he called "historic" and "transformational," with infusions of funding for housing, education, healthcare, infrastructure, environmental justice, and immediate relief for families and small businesses. …

Joelle Fishman (2021-05-20). Day of action demands '$15 and a union' from McDonald's. peoplesworld.org BRANFORD, Conn.—The chant "What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now" reverberated through the McDonald's restaurant at the Branford I-95 rest stop Wednesday morning as workers, union allies, and community groups marched inside the restaurant as part of a national day of action demanding $15 and a union. Protests were held across …

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2021-05-20). The Power of Romanticism today: 21st Century Irrationalism. dissidentvoice.org Christianity defeated and wiped out the old faith of the pagans. Then with great fervour and diligence it strove to cast out and utterly destroy every last possible occasion of sin; and in doing so it ruined or demolished all the marvelous statues, besides the other sculptures, the pictures, mosaics and ornaments representing the false …

Justice for Flavia (2021-05-20). Somerville becomes second city in Massachusetts to remove police from schools. liberationnews.org This move comes in response to pressure from parents, activists and teachers after police were called on 6-year-old Black and Latino boy.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-20). Thousands in US participate in nationwide McDonald's strike, reject 'PR stunt' wage hike plan. peoplesdispatch.org Workers at McDonald's outlets in 15 major cities across the US participated in a one-day strike demanding wage hikes and union rights…

Jamie Shepard (2021-05-20). Victory in historic Oregon Tech faculty strike. liberationnews.org The faculty received most everything they had bargained for: fair wages, secure benefits, and a reasonable and clearly defined workload.

Michael Penn (2021-05-20). How Pro-Israel Sentiment took Hold in Japan's Conservative Government. juancole.com Tokyo (Special to Informed Comment) — The recent flareup of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has revealed the degree to which pro-Israel sentiment has crept into the views of Japan's conservative government. The most overt indication of this trend became visible in the tweeting of State Minister for Defense Yasuhide Nakayama. He entered the fray on May …

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-05-20). Inflation in Venezuela at 24.6% in April, 10% Below April 2020 (Venezuelan Central Bank). orinocotribune.com Caracas, May 20 (Special for OrinocoTribune.com)—This Wednesday, May 19, the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) released the consumer price index (CPI) for April 2021, a statistic through which inflation levels in the country can be measured. | According to Venezuela's monetary authority, the index suffered a variation of 24.6%, which brings the total to 183.8% for the first four months of 2021, with 46.6% in January, 33.8% in February, 16.1% in March and 24.6% in April. | A comparison between April 2020 and April 2021 shows a small decrease in the inflation figures. In April 2020 an inflation rate of 27.5% wa…

Niren Tolsi (2021-05-20). Ronnie Govender: 'Unbowed, Unbroken'. peoplesdispatch.org Ronnie Govender was gargantuan — in appetite and spirit, in his ramrod physical and moral presence, in his creative output, in how he held court as a raconteur, and in those sledgehammer-sized hands with which he grabbed life. | The manner in which he filled a room was matched only by the empathy with which he observed the world around him and drew those who peopled it into an inexhaustible heart: family, friends, kindred spirits, the oppressed, the marginalized and the denigrated. | This, in turn, fed into the work of the award-winning man of letters — a short story writer, playwright, journalist, no…

Jerry Goldberg (2021-05-20). Detroit fast food workers rally for $15 an hour. liberationnews.org Around 500 fast food workers and their supporters held a mass rally and march May 19 as part of a Detroit Citywide Day of Action for a $15 an hour minimum wage and a union.

Staff (2021-05-20). Sen. Sanders wants to audit the Department of Defense. therealnews.com ÔªøÔªøThe Department of Defense remains the only federal agency in the US that has been unable to pass an independent audit, despite the fact that the Pentagon gobbles up more than half of the nation's discretionary budget.

Eds. (2021-05-20). Karl Marx: March ye workers, and the World shall be free! mronline.org Exactly 203 years ago, Karl Marx was born in Trier, Germany, on May 5, 1818 to a family of converted Christians belonging to the line of Jewish Rabbis which ended with Moses Lwow, Trier Rabbi from 1764 to 1788. | May 20, 2021…

Staff (2021-05-20). Sanders Pushes Resolution Halting $735 Million in US Military Sales to Israel. truthout.org Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) has drafted a congressional resolution that would disallow the sale of $735 million in precision-guided missiles to Israel. | The draft document by Sanders,

Staff (2021-05-20). Sanders Unveils Bill to Force Pentagon to Pass Audit, Citing "Fraud" and "Waste" truthout.org Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) has introduced a bipartisan bill that would require the Pentagon to pass audits beginning in fiscal year 2022 — or face fines. The Pentagon has never passed an audit. | The bill would impose a

Anonymous007 (2021-05-20). Military Situation In Afghanistan On May 20, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 20, Afghan Army reportedly recaptured key areas in Dahan-e Ghori and Baghlan-e Markazi districts of Baghlan | On May 20, at least nine civilians were killed by a roadside bomb blast in Lashkar Gah | On May 20, a prosecutor was killed in a blast in the city of Sheberghan of Jawzjan province | 176 Taliban members were killed and 112 others were wounded in Nangarhar, Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, Logar, Khost, Zabul, Kandahar, Badghis, Farah, Herat, Balkh, Konduz, He…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-20). Ukraine Is Key "Blood Donor" For Turkish Military Industry. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by ThomasST and Edvin Watson exclusively for SouthFront. | Ukraine is emerging as a key "blood donor" to the Turkish war industry, assuring a mass supply of its military technology to as many spheres as Ankara needs. | It may seem that relations between Ankara and Kiev remain tenuous, as all the burden have fallen on the Russian-Turkish "deals", mainly due to the Ankara's purchase of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft systems. In fact, the transfer of Ukrainian military technology to Turkey, future and a…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-20). Epic Footage: Afrin Liberation Forces' Deadly Attack On Turkish Proxies. southfront.org Screen grab from the ALF's raid footage. | On May 20, the Afrin Liberation Forces (ALF) claimed responsibility for a recent The Kurdish guerrilla group shared footage of the daring raid, which took place early on May 19. The footage, that was filmed…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-20). Blinken And Lavrov Agree Dialogue Is Necessary, Despite Fundamental Differences. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 19th, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the highest-profile meeting since Joe Biden became US president. | Blinken said that and said it was "no secret that we have our differences" and that Washington would respond to aggressive acts by Russia, but the world would be safer if the two countries' leaders worked together. | Lavrov, speaking through an interpreter at the opening of the meeting in Reykjavik on the sid…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-20). Houthis Shot Down Combat Drone Along Border With Saudi Arabia. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | On May 20, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) announced that they had shot down a combat drone of the Saudi-led coalition over northern Yemen. | Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemeni group, said that the drone was targeted while carrying out "hostile operations" along the border with the southern Saudi province of Najran."The drone was shot down with a ground-to-air missile that has not been unveiled, yet" the spokesman said. "We will share the specs of the drone…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-20). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On May 20, 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 the area of Donetsk city airport 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…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-20). Sinai Insurgency: ISIS Cells Shelled Egyptian Army Post With Mortars (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image | On May 18, ISIS cells in the Sinai Peninsula shelled a post of the Egyptian military near the al-Ajra checkpoint, to the east of the city of al-Arish, with mortars. | The terrorist group's news agency, Amaq, shared photos of the attack, in which a total of five mortar shells were fired at the military post. The terrorists in Sinai rarely use heavy weapons like mortars in their attacks. | According to Amaq claims, a number of Egyptian service members wer…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-20). Militants Deported From al-Quneitra Town Following Siege By Syrian Army (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image | On May 20, 30 militants and their families left the town of Umm Batnah in al-Quneitra as a part of a deal with Syrian authorities. | The militants violated the 2018 reconciliation agreement and carried out several attacks on Syrian government forces. One May 1, the Syrian Arab Army, that was fed up with the militants' radical behavior, imposed a

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Anonymous007 (2021-05-20). Colonial Pipeline Admits Paying $4.4M To DarkSide Hackers, Slowly Restoring Operation. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Colonial Pipeline CEO Joseph Blount has confirmed that his company did in fact pay $4.4 million to the hackers responsible for the ransomware attack on the pipeline system that transports around 45 percent of fuel used on the East Coast, Earlier reporting estimated Colonial Pipeline paid a ransom of nearly $5 million, news that was surp…

Editor2 (2021-05-20). Nicaragua: "We are not Anyone's Colony" orinocotribune.com Nicaragua's Sandinista government is calling out blatant U.S. interference as the country prepares to hold its presidential election in six months. | President Daniel Ortega used the opportunity of the 126th anniversary of the birth of national revolutionary hero General Augusto Sandino to rail against U.S. intervention in the country, stating, "The Yankee Ambassador is all over the place selling their candidates as if he were Nicaraguan. He's not Nicaraguan… Don't get involved here Ambassador Yankee. Don't meddle here like you have been up until now." | Following the official state ceremony, Nicaragua's Vice P…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-20). 'January 6 Was Not Due to a Lack of Police Funding': Squad Members Reject Capital Hill Security Bill. commondreams.org "Instead of responding to crises with calls for more police, our response must be much more holistic," said Rep. Jamaal Bowman after voting "present" on a bill to increase funding for the Capitol Police. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2021-05-20). New layoffs at Frankfurt airport. wsws.org With the active support of the trade unions, the jobs massacre continues unabated at Rhein-Main.

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia (2021-05-20). The Deadliest Police Operations in Brazil's History. latinorebels.com At around 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 6, Rio de Janeiro was waking up to yet another massacre.

teleSUR (2021-05-20). Guatemala: Seven Inmates Were Beheaded in a Prison Riot. telesurenglish.net Guatemala's National Civil Police (PNC) reported the deaths of at least 14 inmates, seven of whom were beheaded in a prison riot on Wednesday. | RELATED: | The massacre took place around 16.00 local time at the Cantel Rehabilitation Farm in the Quetzaltenango Department. | The prison's capacity was over 200 percent overloaded. There were 2,252 inmates at the moment of the incidents. | According to the PCN, the mur…

Chris Hedges (2021-05-20). Chris Hedges: Israel, the Big Lie. orinocotribune.com By Chris Hedges — May 19, 2021 | Israel is not exercising "the right to defend itself" in the occupied Palestinian territories. It is carrying out mass murder, aided and abetted by the U.S. | Princeton, New Jersey (

WSWS (2021-05-20). "Humans of CIA" recruitment campaign sells youth "identity politics imperialism" wsws.org The intelligence agency's promotion of intersectionality and critical race theory is a testament to the reactionary anti-Marxist character of identity politics.

Laura Flanders (2021-05-20). United Action to Keep Workers Down. counterpunch.org Just six percent of private sector workers belong to a union in the US, but that doesn't mean we're short of united action on our economy. For weeks now, employers and their lobbies have been unified in their lament that a scarcity of workers is the result of overly generous federal unemployment benefits. People would

WSWS (2021-05-20). Anger mounts at UK government proposal to halve arts education subsidy. wsws.org The proposal would cut the subsidy for an individual student in the affected courses from £243 to £121.50.

WSWS (2021-05-20). Protests continue in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, following decision not to charge officers who killed Andrew Brown Jr. wsws.org Residents have protested nearly every day since Brown's killing by deputies on April 21 and have said they will continue until justice is served.

WSWS (2021-05-20). After CDC changes guidelines, states across the US ban or lift mask mandates. wsws.org The revision to the CDC's guidelines was completely unplanned, catching states and authorities off guard and creating a free-for-all to fully reopen and unmask across the US.

WSWS (2021-05-20). Health care workers on the move throughout the world in a fight for patient safety and a living wage. wsws.org Strikes and protests among health care workers have erupted on every inhabited continent.

WSWS (2021-05-20). Leader of 1983-86 Phelps Dodge miners' strike Jorge O'Leary denounces DSA's celebration of Trotsky's assassination. wsws.org O'Leary told the WSWS, "To celebrate Trotsky's death at the hands of Stalinist treason, I'm disgusted with this. This is mean. Trotsky was a genius and he always worked for the working class for the benefit of the workers. And after 80 years, it's shocking to hear that there are those who are happy about that."

WSWS (2021-05-20). Who is the new Washington Post editor Sally Buzbee? wsws.org The widow of a longtime State Department official with repeated assignments to the Middle East, Buzbee is known and vetted by the military-intelligence apparatus.

WSWS (2021-05-20). Divisions mount over US monetary policy. wsws.org A number of participants at the Fed's policy-making committee meeting three weeks ago indicated it might soon be time to start discussing winding back asset purchases but this was not mentioned by chair Powell at his press conference on the event.

WSWS (2021-05-20). More than £100 billion in UK National Health Service contracts handed to private sector over last decade. wsws.org Nearly £100 billion in government health spending has gone to non-National Health Service firms over the last decade.

WSWS (2021-05-20). Leader of 1983-86 Phelps Dodge miners strike Jorge O'Leary denounces DSA's celebration of Trotsky's assassination. wsws.org O'Leary told the WSWS: "To celebrate Trotsky's death at the hands of Stalinist treason, I'm disgusted with this. This is mean. Trotsky was a genius and he always worked for the working class for the benefit of the workers. And after 80 years, it's shocking to hear that there are those who are happy about that."

WSWS (2021-05-20). Berlin bus drivers call for the reinstatement of David O'Sullivan! wsws.org The defence of London bus driver David O'Sullivan is part of the struggle for safe workplaces and the rights of workers worldwide.

WSWS (2021-05-20). Warrior Met Coal miners strike in Alabama nears two months in historic region of class struggle. wsws.org Central Alabama, where 1,100 coal miners have been on strike since April 1, was the scene of bitter class battles in the 1920s and 1930s.

WSWS (2021-05-20). As Indian variant spreads in Europe, governments reopen across the continent. wsws.org The reopening is taking place amid a competition among the European states over which economy can most quickly restart, and particularly over access to tourism revenue for the Summer holiday season.

WSWS (2021-05-20). Berlin Alexanderplatz: A new film version of Alfred Dà∂blin's 1929 novel. wsws.org Burhan Qurbani has directed a new film adaptation of Alfred Dà∂blin's remarkable novel, Berlin Alexanderplatz, first published in 1929. The German filmmaker has relocated the action from crisis-ridden Weimar Germany to the present day.

Elliot Sperber (2021-05-20). Maya Lin's Insufficiently Haunting Ghost Forest. counterpunch.org Maya Lin's Ghost Forest is a temporary public art installation in New York City's Madison Square Park. On a stretch of green, ten blocks south of the Empire State Building, it consists of a group of 49 dead Atlantic white cedars (of the 50 intended to be displayed, one didn't make it over in suitable

CounterPunch News Service (2021-05-20). Conservation Organizations Call for Urgent Action to Protect Grizzly Bears. counterpunch.org MISSOULA, MONTANA In letters sent today to federal lawmakers and the Biden administration, numerous conservation organizations are calling for urgent executive and legislative action to bolster grizzly bear recovery, even as western lawmakers and officials seek to remove Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for the threatened species. According to a new report by Dr. David Mattson,

Andrew Bacevich (2021-05-20). Biden the Bold vs. Joe the Timid. counterpunch.org 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

George Wuerthner (2021-05-20). Saving the Spotted Frog From Grazing Livestock: a Good Beginning in Oregon. counterpunch.org It is not every day that one can claim success in fighting public land degradation from domestic livestock. But the Fremont Winema National Forest in Oregon finally responded to conservationists' concerns (and lawsuits) about the impact of livestock grazing on endangered Oregon spotted frog and other wildlife within the Antelope Grazing allotment. The allotment and

David Rovics (2021-05-20). The Third Intifada: a Backgrounder. counterpunch.org In much of what remains of the left in places like the US and the UK people busily form Circular Firing Squads for the purposes of eliminating microaggressions and any vestigial traces of antisemitism that might be found under old rocks. Meanwhile in the Middle East, the US client state that rules over Islam's holiest

Tom Engelhardt (2021-05-20). Tomgram: Michael Klare, Will There Be Resource Wars in a Renewable Future? warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. These days in Washington, it's competition with and hostility to China all the way to the bank. The political class in Congress and the Biden White House, as well as the punditariat that goes with them, seem increasingly …

Andrew Emett (2021-05-20). Charges filed against police officers for fracturing elderly woman's arm. nationofchange.org "Ensuring public trust in law enforcement and in our criminal justice system is vital to our community's safety and our fundamental belief in fairness."

_____ (2021-05-20). Foreign Capital is Trying to Crush AMLO's Energy Reform. popularresistance.org 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.

Andy Kroll (2021-05-20). Lithium, Cobalt, and Rare Earths. tomdispatch.com Thanks to its very name — renewable energy — we can picture a time in the not-too-distant future when our need for non-renewable fuels like oil, natural gas, and coal will vanish. Indeed, the Biden administration has announced a breakthrough target of 2035 for fully eliminating U.S. reliance on those non-renewable fuels for the generation of electricity. That would be accomplished by "deploying carbon-pollution-free electricity-generating resources," primarily the everlasting power of the wind and sun. With other nations moving in a similar direction, it's tempting to conclude that the days when compe…

Amanda Mills (2021-05-20). 20 companies are responsible for producing over half of all single-use plastic waste. nationofchange.org "Since most plastic is made from oil and gas — especially fracked gas — the production and consumption of plastic are becoming a significant driver of the climate crisis."

Ellen Brown (2021-05-20). How America Went from "Mom-and-Pop" Capitalism to Techno-Feudalism. globalresearch.ca The crisis of …

Amandla Thomas-Johnson (2021-05-20). UK Police Monitored Thousands Through Prevent-linked Mental Health Hubs. globalresearch.ca Children as young …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-20). NATO's War Against Yugoslavia: The Ghost that Still Haunts Europe. globalresearch.ca Twenty-two years ago …

Colin Todhunter (2021-05-20). Microsoft vs Indian Farmers: Agri-Stacking the System. dissidentvoice.org In April, the Indian government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft, allowing its local partner CropData to leverage a master database of farmers. The MoU seems to be part of the AgriStack policy initiative, which involves the roll out of 'disruptive' technologies and digital databases in the agricultural sector. Based on press reports …

Guest Contributor (2021-05-20). OPINION: We Are All Holding Up Our Hands. latinorebels.com The symbolism of holding your hands up is surrendering your being, and sometimes your soul to a greater power that you hope protects you. But the police didn't protect Adam.

teleSUR (2021-05-20). Argentina Indicts Ordinary Homicide to Maradona's Medical Team. telesurenglish.net In Argentina, the Prosecutor's Office requested to charge ordinary homicide to the medical team of soccer star Diego Maradona, who died in November 2020. | RELATED: | It pointed out that Maradona had a "deficient, inefficient, and indifferent" medical control, which led to his death. | Neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque, psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov, and four other medical personnel in charge of Maradona's health are accused in the…

_____ (2021-05-20). What critics of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan get wrong. popularresistance.org Within hours of President Joe Biden's announcement that US forces will leave Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, objections and remonstrations appeared across US media. These protests are nearly all disingenuous, false and specious, and meant to utilize fear to continue a tragic and purposeless war.

Asa Winstanley (2021-05-20). Israeli radio incites killing, expulsion of Palestinian citizens. electronicintifada.net Radio journalists Ben Caspit and Yinon Magal call for violence against non-Jewish citizens.

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-05-20). Chauvin's Appeal and the Implications for Police Reforms. globalresearch.ca With the conviction …

_____ (2021-05-20). After Strike, Workers Resoundingly Reject Contract at Volvo's Virginia Truck Plant. popularresistance.org Factory workers at a Volvo truck plant in southwest Virginia voted by 91 percent Sunday not to ratify a concession-filled contract negotiated by local and International Auto Workers (UAW) officials. | "They made a billion dollar profit off our labor and we got nothing," said Rhonda Sisk, a three-year assembler in the chassis department.

teleSUR (2021-05-20). Hondurans Denounce 'Model Cities' as Tax Havens. telesurenglish.net Honduras' Alternative Movement of Community and Environmental Reivindication (ARCAH) announced a mobilization to protest new initiatives to strengthen the Economic Development and Employment Zones (ZEDE). | RELATED: | The ZEDE project was presented by Honduras' ex-President Porfirio Lobo (2010-2014) in a bid to promote local development through foreign investment. In 2013, Constitutional reforms paved the way for the implemen…

Chris Kanthan (2021-05-20). China beats USA by following Western classical economics! nationofchange.org America must acknowledge its systemic problems and implement structural reforms that curtail financial capitalism and embrace smart industrial policies.

teleSUR (2021-05-20). Mexico Is Willing To Accept Respectful Electoral Observation. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) on Thursday confirmed that the June 6 subnational elections are open to international observation, which must respect the country's sovereignty. | RELATED: | The remarks were made in response to requests from opposition parties for electoral observation missions from the Organization of American States (OAS) and the United Nations (UN). | AMLO also urged the U.S. government to s…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-20). Journalists bodies demand release of investigative reporter in Bangladesh. peoplesdispatch.org Several journalists bodies in Bangladesh including the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) have demanded the immediate release of investigative journalist Rozina Islam, who was arrested for allegedly violating the colonial-era official secrecy law, Official Secrets Act (OSA), on May 17. | "Bangladesh police and authorities should recognize that Rozina Islam is a journalist whose work is a public service and should immediately drop the case against her and allow her to go free," CPJ stated. | Razina has been associated with Prothom Alo newspaper and was detained on Monday night. Her arrest triggered protests an…

teleSUR (2021-05-20). Brazil: Lula to Be Presidential Candidate in 2022 Election. telesurenglish.net In an interview published by Paris Match on Wednesday, the Workers' Party leader Lula da Silva confirmed he wants to be a presidential candidate in Brazil's 2022 election. | RELATED: | "If I am in good health and in the best position to win the elections, yes, I will not hesitate," he replied when asked if he will be a candidate. He also recalled that during his administration (2003-2011), Brazil created strong t…

Reynard Loki (2021-05-20). If we don't protect 30% of the natural world by 2030, Earth may be unfit for life. nationofchange.org We are to blame for the biggest extinction event in human history. But there is a solution if we take urgent action now.

Tanya Reinhart (2021-05-20). History: Israel's Move to Destroy the Palestinian Authority Is a Calculated Plan, Long in the Making. globalresearch.ca This incisive article …

_____ (2021-05-20). FANG announces end to ICE contracts in Bristol County, Massachusetts. popularresistance.org The FANG Collective is happy to announce that ICE will be cancelling all contracts with Bristol County, Massachusetts. This includes their 287(g) contract which trains deputies to collaborate with ICE and perform immigration agent duties, and their IGSA contract which turned the Bristol County House of Correction into an ICE detention center.

Staff (2021-05-20). Meet Kimberly and Yashira, Two High School Students Leading the Fight for Broadband Access. aclu.org Kimberly Vazquez and Yashira "Yoshi" Valenzuela are two Baltimore high school students who live in households that experience frequent power cuts, particularly when too many electronics are plugged in at once. When their classes went virtual last year, it didn't take long to realize they had a serious problem. Participating in class required connectivity to high-speed, broadband internet, and the low-cost plans their families could afford

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-05-20). CAM Webinar Illuminates Plight of Whistleblowers. covertactionmagazine.com Former CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou says that "the deck has been stacked against whistleblowers" because of their prosecution under the 1917 Espionage Act, which defines them as national traitors…

Olivia Rosane (2021-05-20). Bill Allowing 90 Percent of Idaho's Wolves to be Killed Passes House and Senate. globalresearch.ca A bill allowing …

Kit Knightly (2021-05-20). How the CDC Is Manipulating Data to Prop-up "Vaccine Effectiveness" globalresearch.ca The US Center …

teleSUR (2021-05-20). Russia Reacts To US Decision To Lift Sanctions on Gas Pipeline. telesurenglish.net Kremlin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Thursday called as "a positive sign" the U.S. decision to waive sanctions against Nord Stream 2 AG pipeline, which will carry Russian gas to Germany via the Baltic Sea. | RELATED: | "It is not in Washington's interest to create additional obstacles in our relationship. The project is moving forward despite difficulties," Peskov said one day after the U.S. State Department announced i…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-20). 'The First Step of Many': Advocates Welcome Move to Close ICE Lockups at 2 County Jails. commondreams.org "Bristol exemplifies how the system as a whole is fundamentally flawed and we call on the Biden administration to continue to cut detention contracts and shut down facilities for good," urged Silky Shah of the Detention Watch Collective. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-20). Ahead of Biden Order on Climate Financial Risk, Coalition Says Wall Street Must Finally Be Held to Account. commondreams.org "Plans to make plans in no way matches the urgency of the climate crisis; we need action from regulators now to stop the money pipeline to climate chaos," said a coalition of 160 groups ahead of President Biden's executive order on climate-related financial risks. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2021-05-20). One Year After George Floyd's Murder: The Fight for Racial Justice Continues. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-20). Congress Introduces Bill to Save Endangered Butterflies, Fish, Plants, Mollusks. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-20). Oil Change International Response to Biden Climate Finance Executive Order. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-20). 'Tortured to Death': Video Showing Fatal Louisiana Arrest of Unarmed Black Man Sparks Outrage. commondreams.org "A system that produces such extreme levels of violence cannot be reformed," asserted the ACLU of Louisiana, "it must be dismantled." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2021-05-20). Muslim Advocates Condemns WhatsApp-Enabled Violence Against Palestinians. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-20). Sanders to Introduce the Addressing the Shortage of Doctors Act. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Michael T. Klare (2021-05-20). The Post-Petroleum Resource Race and What to Make of It. commondreams.org "A mere glance at the location of such concentrations suggests that the green-energy transition envisioned by President Biden and other world leaders may encounter severe geopolitical problems, not unlike those generated in the past by reliance on oil." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2021-05-20). Stop The Money Pipeline Coalition Issues Statement Ahead of Biden's Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-20). Signing of Hate Crimes Act Strengthens Fight Against Hate. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Tim Schwab (2021-05-20). The Fall of the House of Gates? thenation.com The Fall of the House of Gates?

Eva Kristina Olsson, Johannes Gà∂ransson (2021-05-20). from 'The Angelgreen Sacrament'. thenation.com from 'The Angelgreen Sacrament'

Sophie Lewis (2021-05-20). A Portrait of Cis-Trans Solidarity. thenation.com A Portrait of Cis-Trans Solidarity…

Andrew J. Bacevich (2021-05-20). Foreign Wars Will Jeopardize Biden's Rescue Plans. thenation.com Foreign Wars Will Jeopardize Biden's Rescue Plans…

Joseph G. Ramsey (2021-05-20). Did 'Cancel Culture' Drive Richard Wright Underground? thenation.com Did 'Cancel Culture' Drive Richard Wright Underground?

The Associated Press (2021-05-20). VP Harris Meets With Guatemalan Justice Leaders Before Visit. latinorebels.com GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris met with a group of leading voices on Guatemala's troubled justice system Wednesday, sending yet another signal to Central American governments that the U.S. government is interested in addressing the region's corruption.

Markela Panegyres (2021-05-20). Draconian new refugee law a threat to everyone. greenleft.org.au Refugees are the target of new inhumane laws passed by the Coalition and Labor, reports Sue Bolton.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-20). Palestinians need a peace based on justice and equality. greenleft.org.au The insistence on Israel's "right to exist" is really a demand for the maintenance of a supremacist "Jewish" state, in which Palestinians are second-class citizens, argues Sam Wainwright.

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