Daily Archives: May 21, 2021

2021-05-21: News Headlines

Staff (2021-05-21). Palestinian Resistance Wins: Now, The Struggle Continues! samidoun.net With the announcement of a ceasefire in Gaza, Palestine, one lesson is extremely clear: Palestinian resistance lives, Palestinian resistance thrives, Palestinian resistance unites, and Palestinian resistance wins. The resistance, in all of its varied and creative forms, is deeply rooted in the Palestinian people inside and outside Palestine, a legitimate resistance fighting colonialism, occupation, settler colonialism: Zionist racism, backed by the full weight of U.S. imperialism and its allies in Canada, Europe, Australia and elsewhere. The Palestinian resistance, with the armed struggle at its heart, is not onl…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-21). Ceasefire Celebrations In Gaza, As U.S. Claims Credit Over Doing Nothing. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Egypt-brokered ceasefire came into effect in the Gaza strip, ending 11 days of conflict and disproportionate Israeli punishment of Palestinians. | Thousands of people in Gaza and the Palestinian territories poured onto the streets to celebrate the ceasefire, waving flags and flashing "V" signs for victory. | At least 232 Palestinians, including 65 children, were killed in the Israeli bombardment. | On the Israeli side, 12 people, including two children, lost their lives. | Celebra…

Not One Nickel, Not One Dime (2021-05-21). 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

Not One Nickel, Not One Dime (2021-05-21). Cease Fire in Palestine, 5/20/21. indybay.org After 11 horrifying days of US/Israel war crimes against Palestine, the Palestinians won a cease fire, with no demands met, but the toll tells the story: In Gaza: 230 dead including 64 children, 1710 injured, 75,000 homeless, over 500 homes destroyed. See twitter.com/AdDien90/status/139539851270… at twitter.com/hashtag/IsraelExposed?src=ha…

Moderator (2021-05-21). John Kiriakou: A Former CIA Mideast Expert's View of the Israeli-Palestinian Crisis. scheerpost.com Photo by Troy Page] Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play Editor's Note: A ceasefire was declared on May 21 between Israel and Gaza. While this episode, recorded on May 13, details a crisis that has currently come to a halt, the conversation touches on far-reaching ongoing issues in the region. John Kiriakou's story as an Arabic-speaking former CIA agent and CIA torture… |

Stephen Lendman (2021-05-21). Fantasy Israeli Ceasefire. globalresearch.ca By hot and …

Staff (2021-05-21). Israel Announces Ceasefire in Gaza After 11 days of Hostilities Leaving Hundreds Dead Among Palestinians. orinocotribune.com A Hamas representative confirmed to Reuters that the ceasefire will be "mutual and simultaneous" and will take effect from 02: 00 a.m. this Friday (23: 00 GMT Thursday). | Israel's Security Cabinet unanimously approved a ceasefire with the Gaza Strip on Thursday after 11 days of Israeli-Palestinian confrontations, the most intense since 2014. | According to the statement, the ministers agreed to "accept the Egyptian initiative for a unconditional bilateral ceasefire, which will take effect at an hour to be determined later," according the newspaper The Times of Israel. | For its part, a Hamas representative confirm…

Fight Back (2021-05-21). More than 1000 march in Milwaukee for Palestine on the eve of ceasefire. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On May 20, more than 1000 people came together for a Palestinian solidarity rally and march at the lakefront in downtown Milwaukee. This demonstration marked the largest of three actions that have been organized since last Monday when the Israeli government and Zionist mobs began their latest round of violence against the Palestinian people. | The action was called for by a coalition of organizations from Milwaukee, including faith-based groups, student and youth groups, and others. These groups included American Muslims for Palestine, the Islamic Society of Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Muslim Women's…

Juan Cole (2021-05-21). Israel's Pyrrhic Victory: It Razed some buildings, but Reinforced Palestinian National Identity. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Israel and Hamas agreed on an unconditional ceasefire to begin at 2 am on Friday morning, which both sides put into effect, according to the Washington Post. Palestinians throughout the Occupied territories celebrated what they saw as a victory, according to Al Jazeera. One man in Gaza told the network …

Karl Engels (2021-05-21). Arabs and Jews in Israel unite against Netanyahu and occupation. peoplesworld.org After an 11-day war that killed more than 240 Palestinians and 12 Israelis, a fragile ceasefire between the right-wing government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Islamist Hamas militants that rule Gaza took hold early Friday morning. Activists inside Israel—Jewish and Arab alike—hailed the cessation of open fighting but said the conditions for …

commondreams (2021-05-21). National March for Palestine to Go Ahead Despite Ceasefire. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2021-05-21). "We Want Real Dignity and Freedom": Gazans Welcome Ceasefire But Demand End of Siege & Occupation. democracynow.org In Gaza, thousands of people have taken to the streets to celebrate after Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire, ending Israel's 11-day bombardment of the territory. At least 243 Palestinians, including 66 children, were killed in the airstrikes and bombings. Rockets fired from Gaza also killed 12 people in Israel. Raji Sourani, director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza, welcomes the ceasefire but stresses Palestinians demand more than just the end of bombing. "We need [the] end of occupation, end of the blockade, self-determination, independence, dignity and freedom," Sourani says. We also spe…

Staff (2021-05-21). Headlines for May 21, 2021. democracynow.org Israel and Hamas Agree to Gaza Ceasefire After 11 Days of Intense Fighting, U.N. Chief Decries "Hell on Earth" After Israeli Strikes Sever Power, Water and Sewer Lines in Gaza, WTO Chief Pushes European Officials to Drop Opposition to Patent Waiver for COVID Vaccines, New York Launches $5 Million Lottery Incentive to Get Vaccinated , South Korean President to Discuss Denuclearization and Vaccines at White House Meeting, ICE to End Contracts with Two County Jails Where Immigrants Faced Abuses, Salvadoran Officials Exhume Dozens of Women's Bodies on Property of Former Detective, Amnesty Calls for U.S. to Stop Selli…

WSWS (2021-05-21). Israel announces ceasefire as UN says 90,000 Palestinians displaced by bombardment. wsws.org The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported on Thursday that more than 90,000 Palestinians had become "internally displaced persons" as a result of the 11 days of murderous bombardment of Gaza by the Israeli Defense Forces.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-21). Israeli offensive ends after declaration of ceasefire, Gazans claim victory. peoplesdispatch.org The ceasefire was mediated by Egypt and came into effect at 2 am on Friday, ending 11 days of Israeli air strikes on Gaza. Palestinians in Gaza and the occupied territories took to the streets to celebrate a victory…

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-21). Ceasefire ends Israeli terror in Gaza — for now. electronicintifada.net Without accountability, another episode of sheer cruelty is inevitable.

_____ (2021-05-21). Abby Martin on the Israeli Onslaught and Gaza's Fight for Freedom. popularresistance.org Despite publicly urging caution, restraint and calling for a ceasefire, the United States government continues to aid Israel, this week approving $375 million worth of arms sales to the Jewish state, even as it uses U.S.-made weaponry to attack civilian buildings and other infrastructure in the Gaza Strip. Hospitals, health clinics and homes have been destroyed, with reports confirming the deaths of at least 63 children in Gaza alone. Three pregnant women have also been killed. As of Wednesday morning, the death toll stands at 276.

Anand Naidoo (2021-05-21). The Heat: Israel and Hamas reach ceasefire agreement. america.cgtn.com After 12 days of fighting, Israel and Hamas agree to a ceasefire.

Fight Back (2021-05-21). Minneapolis to protest the killings of over 200 Palestinians. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On Saturday, May 22, at 3 p.m. in Bryant Square Park, (3101 Bryant Avenue S) in Minneapolis, protesters will stand in solidarity with Palestine. | Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been under siege for close to 15 years, and again, they are facing a criminal attack from the Israeli government and military. At least 231 Palestinians, including 65 children, have been killed there in the past 11 days, when Israel began its missile bombardment of the Strip. Palestinian health officials say 1700 Palestinians have been wounded. Over 1300 housing units have been completely demolished or severely dam…

_____ (2021-05-21). Millions of Palestinians Join General Strike and Mobilizations to Free Palestine. popularresistance.org Businesses across Jerusalem, the occupied West Bank, Gaza, and Palestinian communities inside Israel are shuttered as workers, young people, and activists take to the streets to demand an immediate end to the latest chapter in Israel's recent offensive against Palestine. Israel's airstrikes, coupled with police and military operations on the ground across the region, have resulted in the deaths of 212 people, with tens of thousands of people left without homes or access to basic necessities like electricity and water.

Fra Hughes (2021-05-21). So What Happens After the Violence Ends? Who Won & Who Lost, Israel vs. Palestinians? orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes (Belfast) — May 20, 2021 | Self defence, blood lust, ethnic cleansing, disproportionate response, mowing the lawn, genocide, death from the sky. | Whatever way you wish to describe the unparalleled violence unleashed on Gaza is up to you. | I describe it as shooting, or in this case bombing, Palestinians in a barrel. | Let's have a brief resume of what's happened. | The district of Sheikh Jarrah is in East Jerusalem. This was the proposed capital of a Palestine state. The signing of the Oslo Agreement in 1993 saw further Israeli expansion into the West Bank and areas like Silwan and Sheikh Jarr…

Staff (2021-05-21). Battleground Baltimore: Madness from Marilyn Mosby's Office. therealnews.com In this week's roundup of Baltimore news we talk about the latest controversy coming out of the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office, the vetoed predatory renter's bill, and Baltimore stands with Palestine…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-21). Palestine: The Aftermath of 11 Days of Aggression. libya360.wordpress.com Cease-fire Reached After 11 Days of IOF Aggression on Gaza. Aggression Death Toll: 247 Killed, including 66 Children and 39 Women; 1417 wounded, including 277 women and 412 children The toll of the aggression rose to (247) dead, including (66) children and (39) women, and (1417) wounded, including (277) women and (412) children Cease-fire Reached…

Vijay Prashad — Arwa Abu Hashhash (2021-05-21). Israel's Horrid Occupation of Palestine. counterpunch.org No one can ignore the events in Palestine. No one disputes the horror of it all. Images of the Israeli bombing of Gaza and the human toll exacted against the Palestinians who live in Gaza have saturated social media and have increasingly drawn attention to the violence by the Israeli state and Zionist settlers against Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and inside Israel's de facto border. All of it is ugly.

Jill Richardson (2021-05-21). The Bigger Picture in Israel/Palestine. counterpunch.org Most of the news stories I see about Israel and Palestine focus on recent events. For example, in the latest violence, 213 Palestinians in Gaza are dead (including 61 children) plus another 16 in the West Bank — compared to about 10 Israelis (including two children). President Biden has "expressed support for a cease-fire" but

Daniel Warner (2021-05-21). Israel-Palestine and the Limits of Strategic Ambiguity. counterpunch.org The United States has blocked a United Nations Security Council statement on the continuing violence. According to The Times of Israel, "the draft statement urged Israel to prevent the looming evictions of Palestinian families in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, and called for 'restraint' and respect for 'the historic status quo at the

Fight Back (2021-05-21). Los Angeles protest denounces 73 years of Israeli occupation of Palestine. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – 20,000 strong, the Palestinian community and supporters throughout Southern California descended upon the West Los Angeles Wilshire Federal Building and marched to the Israeli Consulate. Protesters demanded an end to the occupation of all historical Palestine and the dismantling of apartheid by the Israeli colonial entity responsible for the terror and mass displacement of Palestinians since 1948, and for and end the violence endured by neighboring Arab countries. | For Palestinians, May 15 marks Al Nakba – Arabic for The Catastrophe. During the 1948 war, at least 750,000 Palestinian men, women…

Mnar Muhawesh Adley (2021-05-21). Chris Hedges, Alan MacLeod on Media Bias and the Christian Right's Obsession with Israel. mintpressnews.com Images from the Israeli onslaught against Palestine have dominated both news broadcasts and social media as the world expresses its outrage over the bombing of civilian targets. | While the latest violence was triggered by an Israeli attack on the al-Aqsa Mosque, the conflict's roots go back at least to the state's creation in 1948, when Israeli forces ethnically cleansed nearly 800,000 Palestinians from their homeland, razing 500 towns and villages in order to make way for the construction of a Jewish state on top of an existing one. Year-on-year, Israel has progressively annexed more Palestinian land, leavin…

Mnar Muhawesh Adley (2021-05-21). Panel Discussion: Israeli Intelligence Colludes with Facebook, Google to Censor Palestinian Voices. mintpressnews.com The ongoing assault on Palestine has captured the world's attention. The latest violence was sparked by an attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem by Israeli security forces, resulting in over 300 casualties, as Muslims had gathered to celebrate Ramadan in the region's holiest place of worship. Outside, far-right groups cheered as the mosque was damaged, and launched pogroms against non-Jews inside Israel. | In response, Hamas began firing rockets into Israel, which, in turn, spurred a massive Israeli retaliation that has seen hundreds killed, thousands injured, and forced tens of thousands to flee their hom…

Richard Falk (2021-05-21). Palestine is Winning the Legitimacy War. zcomm.org Israel's own sense of vulnerability to a South African scenario has been exposed by this growing tendency to brand supporters of BDS and harsh critics as 'antisemites'

Michael (2021-05-21). Has Gaza changed the world's perspective of Palestine-Israel? zcomm.org Has Gaza changed the world's perspective on Palestine-Israel? It certainly has, and in doing so has demonstrated that local action can indeed have a global effect…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-05-21). Roaming Charges: Once Upon a Time in Palestine. counterpunch.org To describe what's happening in Gaza as a "war" requires a suspension of belief in the concept of proportionality. The battle of Borodino was part of a "war." These defenseless attacks on civilian homes and buildings are an escalation of Israel's normal house clearing, using drones and cruise missiles instead of bulldozers.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-21). Canadian Activists Pour 'River of Blood' on Israeli Consulate Steps to Symbolize Devastation Across Palestine. commondreams.org "The death and destruction inflicted by Israel in Gaza, as well as the heightened violence by Israel across Palestine, cannot be washed away," said Jewish Canadian activists who poured red paint on the steps of Toronto's Israeli consulate to symbolize the bloodshed in Palestine. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-21). 'Solidarity With Emily Wilder': Outrage After AP Fires Staffer Targeted by Anti-Palestinian Rights Group. commondreams.org "Today in nonsensical media news, Chris Cuomo faces no discipline and Emily Wilder has no job," said one critic after an AP journalist was fired for criticizing media coverage of Israel and Palestine. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Speak Out Now (2021-05-21). Sunday 5/23: Palestine: An Uprising Against Zionism and U.S. Imperialism. indybay.org Online event, see website for details…

Angela (2021-05-21). Friday 5/21: Protest for Palestine. indybay.org Lytton Plaza (Downtown Palo Alto)…

Dan Cohen (2021-05-21). "The Palestinian Sharpeville" — Dr Haidar Eid on the Global Implications of the Gaza Massacre. mintpressnews.com Dr. Haidar Eid, a professor of cultural studies at Gaza's al-Aqsa University on Israel's targeting of middle and upper-class segments of Gaza, comparisons to the fall of South African apartheid, and how the attack on Gaza will fuel the rise of BDS.

Jim Kavanagh (2021-05-21). Apartheid Does Not Have the Right to Defend Itself, or to Exist. counterpunch.org With its latest attack on Gaza—on the families it drove from their homes in what is now Israeli territory—Israel is surpassing itself in viciousness. As of today, Israel has killed 212 Gazans, including at least 61 children and 36 women. It is "obliterate[ing] multiple generations of families" in the middle of the night—at least 21

Global Research News (2021-05-21). Selected Articles: Israel: Is this the Beginning of the End of Apartheid? globalresearch.ca By Israel's PM Netanyahu is a war criminal and should be held accountable for war crimes throughout his PM-ship of Israel, according to the …

Ola Mousa (2021-05-21). How a Gaza mother went through 11 days of hell. electronicintifada.net Israel's air strikes made the ground shake.

Staff (2021-05-21). "We Want Real Dignity and Freedom": Gazans Welcome Ceasefire But Demand End of Siege & Occupation. democracynow.org In Gaza, thousands of people have taken to the streets to celebrate after Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire, ending Israel's 11-day bombardment of the territory. At least 243 Palestinians, including 66 children, were killed in the airstrikes and bombings. Rockets fired from Gaza also killed 12 people in Israel. Raji Sourani, director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza, welcomes the ceasefire but stresses Palestinians demand more than just the end of bombing. "We need [the] end of occupation, end of the blockade, self-determination, independence, dignity and freedom," Sourani says. We also spe…

Jim Kavanagh (2021-05-21). Apartheid Does Not Have the Right to Defend Itself, or to Exist. counterpunch.org With its latest attack on Gaza—on the families it drove from their homes in what is now Israeli territory—Israel is surpassing itself in viciousness. As of today, Israel has killed 212 Gazans, including at least 61 children and 36 women. It is "obliterate[ing] multiple generations of families" in the middle of the night—at least 21

Rainer Shea (2021-05-21). Assimilate or Die: the Horrific Settler-Colonial Annexation Strategy Israel Shares with the US. orinocotribune.com In his 1961 work The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon observed that "Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe. It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster, in which the taints, the sickness and the inhumanity of Europe have grown to appalling dimensions." | With the ongoing expansion of the manufactured country of "Israel" into Palestinian lands, the European colonists are replicating this model of exporting their evils. This is what Israel's current invasion of Gaza is about: destroying a population like how the Europeans destroyed the Natives, wh…

Editorial Team (2021-05-21). Historic Palestinian General Strike hits forces of occupation. challenge-magazine.org On Tuesday (18 May 2021) Palestinians across Gaza, the West Bank, occupied territories ad within Israel itself, participated in a General Strike, protesting the ongoing occupation and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by Israeli Occupation Forces, on behalf of the Israeli state. This General Strike, which was organised on extremely short notice, with initial calls to action circulating on social media on the 16th and 17th further highlighted Israel's reliance on the exploitation of Palestinian workers.

Norman Solomon (2021-05-21). Why Israel Blows Up Media Offices and Targets Journalists. counterpunch.org Israel's missile attack on media offices in Gaza City last weekend was successful. A gratifying response came quickly from the head of The Associated Press, which had a bureau in the building for 15 years: "The world will know less about what is happening in Gaza because of what happened today." For people who care about truth,

WSWS (2021-05-21). Russia, China, Iran criticize Israeli onslaught against Gaza. wsws.org A class gulf separates the outrage felt by millions of workers worldwide at the Israeli slaughter on Gaza from the mealy-mouthed statements of the Eurasian capitalist regimes.

Sara Roy (2021-05-21). A Letter to Biden on Gaza. counterpunch.org I am writing to you about Gaza, a place that I have studied and written about for the last 35 years, a place that I consider another home, filled with the kindest and most generous people you will ever meet—have you ever been there? But I am writing not only as a scholar of the region but as a Jew and one whose parents survived Auschwitz.

DLI (2021-05-21). USA "Iron Dome" media vaccine proved 99% effective in shielding Israel. indybay.org For the past 2 weeks, since the massive violence perpetrated by Israel against Palestinians in Gaza began(with massive use of US-made planes and bombs), the White House, alongside the "Corporate-bin-Laden" media, had unleashed a media vaccine, aptly coined, "Iron Dome" media shield, that proved to be nearly 99% effective against criticism from nearly the entire world, on the active support of Israel's virtual massacre of Palestinian civilians.

commondreams (2021-05-21). Human Rights and Press Freedom Groups Call on Rep Gregory Meeks (D-WA) to Stop Weapons Sale to Israeli Government Following Attacks on Associated Press and Al Jazeera Offices in Gaza. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-21). United States Must Halt Arms Sale to Israel and Commit to Ending Violations in Gaza. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-21). What Is the Biden Administration's Policy Towards Israel? commondreams.org "Beyond helping to end the devastation underway in Gaza, Biden could, in a minute, transform U.S. policy towards Israel and the Palestinians to one that actually reflects the human rights he claims are central to his foreign policy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Brian Terrell (2021-05-21). "Roof Knocking" in Gaza and the Myth of the Benevolent Drone. zcomm.org The illusion that war can be made safer and the control of repressed people made kinder through the use of drones only makes war and repression more likely…

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-21). Ignore Starmer's Moral Posturing. He's the One We Should Blame for Stoking Antisemitism. counterpunch.org No one should be surprised that Britain's rightwing prime minister, Boris Johnson, has had barely anything to say about Israel's pummelling of Gaza, with nearly 200 Palestinians reported to have been killed by airstrikes and many hundreds more seriously wounded. Nor should we be surprised that Johnson has had nothing to say about the fact that Israel

Anonymous669 (2021-05-21). Iran's Revolutionary Guard Unveiled New 'Gaza' Drone, '9-Day' Air-Defense System & 'Quds' Radar (Photos, Video). southfront.org 9-Day air-defense system, screen grab from youtu.be/BhYJxRrhzjM | On May 21, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) unveiled a new combat drone, air-defense system and a radar. | The weapon systems were presented during a ceremony that was attended by IRGC Commander-in-Chief Major General Hossein Salami and the commander of the guards' Aerospace Force Major General Amir Ali Hajizadeh. | Gaza Combat Drone | The new drone, named in honor of the Israeli-besieged Palestinian enclave, is a large combat and reconn…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-21). Bernie Sanders Introduces Resolution Blocking Weapon Sales To Israel, Is He A Nazi? southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 20th, US Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a resolution blocking a $735m US weapons sale to Israel."At a moment when U.S.-made bombs are devastating Gaza, and killing women and children, we cannot simply let another huge arms sale go through without even a Congressional debate," Sanders said. "I believe that the United States must help lead the way to a peaceful and prosperous future for both Israelis and Palestinians. We need to take a hard look at whether the sa…

Staff (2021-05-21). Jailed at 14, Shot Dead at 17: The Story of Obaida Jawabra's Childhood Under Israeli Occupation. democracynow.org Israeli forces shot and killed Obaida Jawabra, a 17-year-old boy, earlier this week in the al-Arroub refugee camp located near the occupied West Bank city of Hebron. Obaida was shot in the chest, and witnesses say Israeli soldiers blocked an ambulance from reaching the teenager. He was taken to a local hospital by private car and later pronounced dead. Obaida, who was arrested by Israeli soldiers multiple times and featured in a 2019 short film, "Obaida," about Israeli soldiers detaining Palestinian children, is at least the fourth Palestinian teenager shot dead by soldiers in the occupied West Bank this year. Th…

W. T. Whitney (2021-05-21). National Strike in Colombia is Massive, Meets Violent Repression. counterpunch.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 rightwing government triggered large demonstrations that began on April 28 and are continuing. Brutal repression has inflamed the rebellion. The government quickly withdrew

Staff (2021-05-21). Amnesty International Urges US to Suspend Arms Sales to Colombia: Used to 'Repress Protestors'. orinocotribune.com The non-governmental organization heavily funded by Western countries and corporations documented that the Colombian security forces used the Venom multiple projectile launcher against demonstrators. | The organization Amnesty International (AI) urged the US government to immediately suspend the direct and indirect sale of arms, equipment, and technology to Colombia, because they have been used by police forces to repress citizens during the national strike that began three weeks ago in the Latin American country. | "The role of the United States in fueling the incessant cycles of violence committed against the p…

Editor2 (2021-05-21). Jesús Santrich: The Laughter of a Bolivarian Cannot Be Easily Extinguished. orinocotribune.com By Néstor Kohanon — May 19, 2021 | The shots and grenades that took his breath away were from the Colombian army, as was the knife or razor with which they mutilated his lifeless hand. The orders came from Iván Duque, the little pigeon sponsored by "il capo mafia" àÅlvaro Uribe. Two equally genocidal Colombian lumpens, cornered by one of the most important popular rebellions that Colombia has experienced in the last decades. | But let no one be deceived. Let's speak without euphemisms. The strategy that guided this operation clearly comes from "higher up": the United States and Israel, two partner stat…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-21). Duque, Bolsonaro and Piñera: Between Guardianship and Crimes Against Humanity. libya360.wordpress.com Misión Verdad From the right, the presidents of Chile, Sebastián Piñera; Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro; and Colombia, Iván Duque together with the former presidents of Argentina, Mauricio Macri; Ecuador, Lenín Moreno; and Peru, Martín Vizcarra (Photo: Esteban Félix / AP). A few days ago some news portals reported that Colombian President Iván Duque was denounced before…

Gabriela Lopez et al. (2021-05-21). 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.

Jewish Voice for Peace (2021-05-21). Video: Our Approach to Zionism. globalresearch.ca Jewish Voice …

WSWS (2021-05-21). Young worker's death in rural Australian hospital highlights public healthcare crisis. wsws.org The inquest into the death of 18-year-old Alex Braes in Broken Hill highlights the reality that the country's underfunded public hospitals are woefully unprepared for emergencies.

Saheli Chowdhury (2021-05-21). US Extradition of Alex Saab is Illegal & Unfounded: Lawyers & Legal Experts (International Delegation Proposed). orinocotribune.com May 20 (Special for OrinocoTribune.com)—Venezuelan businessman and diplomatic envoy Alex Saab, held in Cape Verde and facing extradition to the US, is a victim of political persecution and his case is comparable to that of Julian Assange or Chelsea Manning. Saab, who had engaged in brokering deals that would evade the US economic blockade against Venezuela and bring fuel, food, and other needed materials to the South American country, was detained in the African island nation of Cape Verde last June. | Over the course of the past year, Saab's case has made waves on the African continent and in Venezuela, wh…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-21). US Extradition of Alex Saab is Illegal & Unfounded: Lawyers & Legal Experts. libya360.wordpress.com Saheli Chowdhury & Steve Lalla Alex Saab: "I'm the object of an unprecedented legal persecution to oust President Nicolás Maduro." Venezuelan businessman and diplomatic envoy Alex Saab, held in Cape Verde and facing extradition to the US, is a victim of political persecution and his case is comparable to that of Julian Assange or Chelsea…

WSWS (2021-05-21). US states begin eliminating unemployment aid even as nearly half a million jobless claims were filed last week. wsws.org Over 20 states have vowed to end the meager $300-a-week federal jobless benefit while millions remain out of work and an average of 600 people succumb each day to COVID-19.

The Associated Press (2021-05-21). Artist Publishes 100 Drawings From Peru's COVID-19 Pandemic. latinorebels.com LIMA, Peru (AP) — With a pencil and a notebook, artist Edilberto Jiménez walks the streets of Lima and cities in the Andes mountains collecting stories and images about the coronavirus health crisis that has devastated Peru.

Keith Paul Medelis (2021-05-21). The Fight to Never Forget About Those Who Died From COVID-19. latinorebels.com Family members of loved ones who died of COVID-19 now demand that Congress and the media be held accountable for their losses.

WSWS (2021-05-21). Montgomery educator denounces firings and COVID-19 case suppression as Alabama abandons pandemic health and relief measures. wsws.org As the school year draws to a close at Montgomery Public Schools, educators are drawing the lessons of the most challenging year of their careers.

Staff (2021-05-21). Worker Co-ops vs COVID-19. therealnews.com We know that workers have been on the front lines of the pandemic, too often with no real say in the conditions they've had to face and the risks they've had to take. How would a more democratic economy respond to the current crisis?

WSWS (2021-05-21). Third oil worker dies from COVID-19 outbreak at Canadian Natural Resources' Alberta worksite. wsws.org The latest death was a man in his 60s, who had two children and seven grandchildren. He had been employed at the CNRL site as a pipefitter from late March.

Nitheesh Narayanan (2021-05-21). COVID-19 Has Unleashed Death and Dehumanization in India's Capital. counterpunch.org 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 their breaking point. In front of the mortuary of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, one of the biggest government hospitals in New Delhi, India, on May 5, the day starts with five bodies

Staff (2021-05-21). How to Save Lives in Jail During the Opioid Crisis. aclu.org Three million Americans currently suffer from Opioid Use Disorder, or an addiction to opioids. Today, adults between the ages of 25 and 44 are more than twice as likely to die from opioid overdose than from COVID-19. When we zoom in on the prison population, the numbers are even more jarring: 85 percent of people in prison or jail have some kind of substance use disorder, compared with 9 percent of the general population. Yet people who are incarcerated are less likely to get access to the care they need to treat their addiction. | Most prisons and jails don't let people take prescription medications like meth…

Ashley Curtin (2021-05-21). Sanders addresses health care workforce shortage under new bill Addressing the Shortage of Doctors Act. nationofchange.org The massive shortage was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sanders said.

Zachary Conti (2021-05-21). IMF Proposes $50 Billion Vaccine Plan to End Pandemic and Boost Economy. indybay.org As worldwide COVID cases peak, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva unveiled a $50 billion proposal to support vaccinations of 60% of the world's population. During a G20 and European Commission summit, Georgieva argued the global vaccine investment would end the pandemic and spur $9 trillion in economic gains by 2025.

Eve Ottenberg (2021-05-21). They're Crazy Down in Florida. counterpunch.org Some states were more reluctant than others to recognize the reality of covid. Florida has been in the vanguard of this indisposed cohort, which includes South Dakota, Texas and other red states. Florida governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a law prohibiting vaccine passports, invoking, as he did so, the good common sense of Floridians —

Mordechai Sones (2021-05-21). America's Frontline Doctors Files Motion for Temporary Restraining Order Against Use of COVID Vaccine in Children. globalresearch.ca America's Frontline Doctors …

WSWS (2021-05-21). Lifting of restrictions by German authorities sabotages vaccine progress. wsws.org The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed an average of about 200 lives per day over the past two months in Germany.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). Fatigue, perceived cognitive impairment and mood disorders associated with post-COVID-19 syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ?– Patients diagnosed with post-COVID-19 syndrome, also known as "PCS," "COVID-19 long-haul syndrome" and "Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS COV-2," experience symptoms such as mood disorders, fatigue and perceived cognitive impairment that can negatively affect returning to work and resuming normal activities, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). 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 (2021-05-21). 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 (2021-05-21). 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 (2021-05-21). 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 …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-21). COVID-19 global vaccination programme: the challenges ahead. imperial.ac.uk Vaccine experts from around the world spoke about the challenges of the COVID-19 global rollout at a special webinar event.

Eds. (2021-05-21). COVID-19: Like in Dante's 'Inferno', Indians are going through nine circles of hell. mronline.org Akin to how characters in Dante's poem paid for their sins in hell, Indians are paying with their lives during a pandemic for electing a government that is utterly incompetent and bigoted. | May 21, 2021…

Brenda Norrell (2021-05-21). Unauthorized COVID-19 tests given to Navajos, used in marketing campaign. indybay.org An unauthorized type of COVID-19 tests were given to Navajos and the information wad used in an online marketing campaign. The Navajo Council said the contract, which included services during First Lady Biden's visit, was never approved. Many Navajos are calling for a probe of how virus relief funds were distributed by the Navajo government.

Ben Norton (2021-05-21). Chile shifts left to rewrite Pinochet-era constitution, as Goldman Sachs eyes its copper reserves. thegrayzone.com Ben Norton speaks with Chilean activist and politician Pablo Sepúlveda Allende about the historic May 15/16 elections in which left-wing and independent candidates won two-thirds of the seats for a convention to rewrite the constitution, which dates back to the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Sepúlveda Allende, a grandson of Chile's legendary socialist President Salvador Allende, also discusses Chile's enormous copper reserves, which are some of the largest in the world, and are now being targeted by US corporations, after …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-21). Workers' rights part of Poor People's Campaign 'Third Reconstruction' plan. peoplesworld.org

Michael T. Klare (2021-05-21). The Good News with Green Energy is the end of Struggles for Oil; the Bad news? Struggle for Lithium. juancole.com (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 …

Staff (2021-05-21). The feds want him to spend 20 years in jail for a single phone call, but their case is falling apart. therealnews.com The case of Baltimore business owner Sean Weston provides a stark example of our criminal justice system's lack of equity. We also speak to James Gibson, a man who spent 29 years wrongfully imprisoned after being brutalized and tortured by Chicago police.

Whitney Webb (2021-05-21). This Biden proposal could make the U.S. a "digital dictatorship" mronline.org A "new" proposal by the Biden administration to create a health-focused federal agency modeled after DARPA is not what it appears to be. Promoted as a way to "end cancer," this resuscitated "health DARPA" conceals a dangerous agenda. | May 21, 2021…

The Conversation (2021-05-21). Antarctica is headed for a climate tipping point by 2060, with catastrophic melting if carbon emissions aren't cut quickly. juancole.com By Julie Brigham-Grette and Andrea Dutton | — While U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken draws attention to climate change in the Arctic at meetings with other national officials this week in Iceland, an even greater threat looms on the other side of the planet. New research shows it is Antarctica that may force a …

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-05-21). CNE Confirms Opening Date of Electoral Registry Ahead of 21N Regional Elections in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com With the approval of one thousand registry locations for the special day, the National Electoral Council (CNE) confirmed the approval of the opening of the Electoral Registry, between June 1 and July 15 of this year. | In this way, the electoral power will consolidate the data, by updating and registering new voters, in preparation for the regional and local elections scheduled for November 21 in Venezuela. | This was reported by the president of the CNE, Pedro Calzadilla, at the end of the board of directors' meeting. They defined the new steps to follow as part of the electoral schedule drawn up by the CNE auth…

Eds. (2021-05-21). Viral video of posh High School sparks heated debate on privilege. mronline.org After an alumnus of an elite Beijing high school made a video showing off its pristine facilities and supposedly laid-back pace, many online demanded that she and her ilk stop rubbing their privilege in others' faces. | May 21, 2021…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-21). Shuler, Levin: Pro Act would have stopped Amazon's tactics at Bessemer. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—In a stark illustration of how current U.S. labor law is tilted against workers, two experts on changing it—AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Rep. Andy Levin, D-Mich., a former top union organizer—say the Protect The Right To Organize (Pro) Act would have basically outlawed Amazon's high-pressure tactics that defeated the union organizing drive at …

Staff (2021-05-21). Rev. Barber Calls for "Third Reconstruction" to Lift 140 Million Out of Poverty. truthout.org Reverend William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and president of Repairers of the Breach, says the United States needs a "Third Reconstruction" aimed at lifting 140 million poor and low-income people out of poverty. Barber worked with Congressmembers Barbara Lee and Pramila Jayapal to unveil a congressional resolution for a Third Reconstruction this week, which includes measures to expand voting rights, implement immigration reform, raise the minimum wage, establish a federal job…

Staff (2021-05-21). Biden Wants to Hire 87,000 Additional IRS Agents to Go After Wealthy Tax Dodgers. truthout.org The Biden administration is proposing hiring 87,000 new workers for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), effectively doubling the agency's size, as part of a plan to beef up enforcement efforts and find billions of dollars in tax revenues that go uncollected each year. | Enforcement efforts Th…

Samuel March (2021-05-21). Court of Appeal holds modern slavery conclusive grounds decisions are NOT admissible as expert evidence. ukhumanrightsblog.com R v Brecani [2021] EWCA Crim 731 — judgment here On 19 May 2021 the Court of Appeal was asked to determine whether a Conclusive Grounds Decision made by the Single Competent Authority ("SCA") that a person is a victim of modern slavery is admissible evidence in a criminal trial. Respectfully disagreeing with the decision …

Rosalind English (2021-05-21). Retention of data on alleged rapist lawful despite acquittal in criminal proceedings. ukhumanrightsblog.com YZ, R (on the application of) v Chief Constable of South Wales Police (Rev 1) [2021] EWHC 1060 (30 April 2021) The claimant YZ had been acquitted on three counts raping his former wife but details concerning these matters remain on the Police National Computer (PNC). These proceedings concerned whether such retention was lawful. The …

Staff (2021-05-21). Above the Law? Review of Police Killing of Andrew Brown Jr. Demanded After DA Calls It Justified. democracynow.org We speak with Reverend William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and former head of the North Carolina NAACP, who is in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to call for an expedited independent investigation into the police killing of Andrew Brown Jr., the 42-year-old Black father who was killed there last month by a bullet in the back of his head after seven deputies blocked him in his driveway while serving an arrest warrant. On Tuesday, the Pasquotank County district attorney announced a state investigation had found the officers who shot Brown were justified and will not face criminal charges. Barber…

Staff (2021-05-21). Rev. William Barber Calls for a "Third Reconstruction" to Lift 140 Million People Out of Poverty. democracynow.org Reverend William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and president of Repairers of the Breach, says the United States needs a "Third Reconstruction" aimed at lifting 140 million poor and low-income people out of poverty. Barber worked with Congressmembers Barbara Lee and Pramila Jayapal to unveil a congressional resolution for a Third Reconstruction this week, which includes measures to expand voting rights, implement immigration reform, raise the minimum wage, establish a federal jobs program and more. "There is not a scarcity of resources," says Barber. "What there is is a scarcity of social justice…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-21). Greater Idlib: Local Gunmen Attack Turkish Border Post Following Shooting Incident (Videos). southfront.org Illustrative image | On May 21, heavy clashes broke out between Syrian gunmen and Turkish border guards near the town of Atimah in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | According to opposition sources, local gunmen attacked a Turkish border post in response to an attack in which a child was shot by Turkish service members. The victim, who sustained severe wounds, was reportedly guarding a sheep herd near the Turkish border line when he was shot for no reason. | The Turkish border post was targeted with machine…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-21). Former Syrian Army Pilot Working For Militants Assassinated In Greater Idlib (Photos). southfront.org Col. Abdul Halim al-Khalil. | On May 21, a senior commander of the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) was assassinated in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The commander, Col. Abdul Halim al-Khalil, was killed when an explosive device ripped through his pickup truck in the town of Salqin in the northern countryside of Idlib. The explosion didn't result in any other losses. | Col. Al-Khalil, originally from the town of Baluon in the southern Idlib countryside, defected from the Syrian Arab Air…

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Anonymous007 (2021-05-21). "The Putin Pipeline Must Be Stopped": Senators Introduce Bill To Restore Nord Stream 2 Sanctions. southfront.org Fourteen Republican senators have submitted to the US Congress a bill designed to restore sanctions against companies involved in the…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-21). Kurdish Revenge: Turkish Drone Command, Infantry Bases Targeted With Drones (Videos). southfront.org Illustrative image, a DIY suicide drone that was shoot down by the Turkish military last year. | Early on May 21, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense announced that two of its military bases in the eastern region had been attacked. | In a statement, the ministry said that armed drones had targeted the Command of Unmanned Aerial Systems in the province of Batman and the Command of the armed forces' 23rd Infantry Division in the province of ≈ûƒ±rnak. According to the ministry, both attack…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-21). Saudi-Led Forces Blew Up Dozens Of Oil Tankers In Yemeni Marib (Videos, Photos). southfront.org Saudi troops at their base in Yemen's southern port city of Aden in 2015. IMAGE: Reuters | On May 20, the Houthi-appointed Governor of Ma'rib province in central Yemen, Ali Muhammad Toaiman, condemned a recent attack on a fuel market in al-Arqain area. | The market, which hosted dozens of tankers, was set ablaze a day earlier after clashes between Saudi-backed forces and local tribesmen. In a statement to the pro-Houthis Saba News Agency, Toamian claimed that it was the Saudi-backed forces which targeted the market. | "The a…

Staff (2021-05-21). Study Warns That Arctic Has Been Warming 3 Times Faster Than Rest of Earth. truthout.org Over the past five decades, the Arctic has warmed three times faster than the world as a whole, leading to rapid and widespread melting of ice and other far-reaching consequences that are important not only to local communities and ecosystems but to the fate of life on planet Earth. | The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP) issued that warning on Thursday in a new

Staff (2021-05-21). Homeland Security Tells ICE to Cut Ties With Jail That Sicced Dogs on Migrants. truthout.org In a move hailed as "a major win" by migrant rights advocates, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Thursday announced it is moving to end migrant detention at two county jails under federal investigation for alleged abuses including forced sterilizations and unleashing dogs on detainees. | DHS said in a

Staff (2021-05-21). Dark Money Groups Are Pouring Untold Millions Into 2021 Redistricting Efforts. truthout.org How congressional districts are drawn can change political outcomes for a decade. But the redistricting process is opaque and open to the influence of a complicated network of " Redistricting is the process of redrawing the maps that decide the makeup of congressional and state districts. In

Ari Paul (2021-05-21). Israel's War Against Press Turns More Literal. zcomm.org The rest of the world will be worse off, and the Israeli government will get more of what it wants: darkness, and freedom from outside scrutiny…

Ari Paul (2021-05-21). Conservative Jewish Journalists Use False Claims of Censorship to Try to Silence Critics. commondreams.org "The fact is that while the Jewish right claims they are being silenced or vilified in the media by the left, the Jewish right and its allies have levied harsh criticism toward liberal Jews and have in some cases attempted to deplatform them." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ken Silverstein (2021-05-21). Which Side Are You On? The Answer is Clear for Today's Useful Idiots for the Right. counterpunch.org In 2016 and 2020, Bernie Sanders, a self-described Democratic Socialist, was a viable candidate for the presidency of the United States. In a country where the left was systematically persecuted and whose intelligence services systematically persecute it abroad, such a development is significant and without precedent. Recent polls show half of millennials are well disposed

WSWS (2021-05-21). The Pike River mine disaster in New Zealand: Political lessons from the fight for truth and justice for the deaths of 29 men. wsws.org This speech, delivered by Socialist Equality Group (NZ) member Tom Peters to a webinar on May 8, exposed the complicity of successive governments, trade unions and state agencies in the disaster that killed 29 men 10 years ago, and the subsequent cover-up.

_____ (2021-05-21). Mision Arbol: Ecosocialism In An Oil-Rich Nation. popularresistance.org President Chavez was ahead of his time for a head of state, but was merely reiterating what thousands of activists and thinkers had been saying for decades. "But wait!" many readers and commentators alike may say; "Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution exported oil, so any claims of environmentalism must just be talk!". Nothing could be farther from the truth, as I will show in the following article how Chavez, his successor Nicolas Maduro, and the Bolivarian process as a whole has an outstanding record in terms of combating climate change and defending the environment. | The environment is the beginning and end o…

Robert Dodge (2021-05-21). Who has the President's Ear? counterpunch.org Each Spring our country funds its priorities for the coming year. This annual process gives us the opportunity for renewal as we address our critical needs. This year, for the second year in a row, the process is disrupted by the continuation of a global pandemic that has resulted in the loss of more than

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-05-21). Manufacturing Consent for War: 70 Years of CIA Coups, Assassinations, False Flag Operations and Mass Murder. covertactionmagazine.com A Review of Vijay Prashad's book, Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations, with foreword by Evo Morales (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2020). During his confirmation hearing in February, the CIA's latest director William J. Burns continued a long Agency tradition of playing up the threat from Russia and China along …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-21). Brazil: Indigenous Articulation Takes Attacks against Yanomamis to the Supreme Court. libya360.wordpress.com Martha Raquel Sonia Guajajara, one of the leaders who denounced the unpunished attacks against the indigenous population — Mídia Ninja The population suffers with the escalation of wildcat miners' violence in their lands; the attacks continue The Brazilian Indigenous People Articulation (Apib) issued a petition in the Federal Supreme Court (STF) on Wednesday, May 19, asking…

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-05-21). Moody's Highlights that U.S. Was Biggest Loser in Trade War with China. globalresearch.ca According to

Paul Street (2021-05-21). From What to Why on the Trump Proletarian Narrative. counterpunch.org The wrongheaded but ubiquitous notion that the Republican Amerikaner Trump base is the (um, white) "working-class" drawn to "populism" has been disproven in study after study showing that the Trumpenvolk are relatively affluent, not proletarian and poor, and driven by an ugly, mutually reinforcing mixture of racism, sexism, nativism, fundamentalism, and authoritarianism. Those who have

Stephen Lendman (2021-05-21). Terrorizing and Massacring Civilians Israel's Specialty. globalresearch.ca Israeli terror-bombing and …

Stephen Lendman (2021-05-21). Terrorizing and Massacring Civilians: Israel's Specialty. globalresearch.ca Israeli terror-bombing and …

WSWS (2021-05-21). Two immigrants rescued from deportation in Glasgow by community intervention, as government escalates "hostile environment" wsws.org News soon spread through the Kenmure Road area and beyond of the attempt to remove Sehdev and Singh and hundreds of local people flooded onto the street to block the immigration van's exit.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-21). Spain cracks down on migrants after mass border crossing. peoplesdispatch.org The migrants were intercepted by Spanish security personnel patrolling the borders and at least 5,600 were sent back to Morocco by May 19. Meanwhile, hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children remain stranded in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta…

priscilla (2021-05-21). Farmworkers Modernization Act: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. dsausa.org Join the Immigrants' Rights Working Group of DSA for a discussion about current immigration legislation in Congress.

Johanna Fernández, posted by Jamal Journal (2021-05-21). Mumia Abu-Jamal's case transferred to Pennsylvania Supreme Court. indybay.org Attached is a May 20, 2021 ruling by the Court to transfer Mumia Abu-Jamal's case from the Superior Court, up to the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court. A short legal update is reprinted below from Professor Johanna Fernández of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home (www.bringmumiahome.com).

Mark Fiore (2021-05-21). How to Start a War in Five E-Z Steps. progressive.org Here's hoping stopping this war is easier than starting it.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-21). Coronavirus Travels and Cruising with Viking. dissidentvoice.org It starts off as an exercise of anticipation. First comes the softening drinks and teasing morsels which find their mark. The audience at this promotions gig is well heeled, of an age where they have money to burn, but nowhere to burn it. They have not travelled on a luxurious prison of bliss for eighteen …

WSWS (2021-05-21). Baltimore Amazon workers endorse International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees. wsws.org The Amazon BWI2 Independent Rank-and-File Safety Committee hereby affiliates itself with the IWA-RFC, and calls for our fellow Amazon workers to do the same.

David Swanson (2021-05-21). Can You Hold These 12 Guns? Don't Shoot Any Palestinians. Wink. Wink. counterpunch.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,

Seth Sandronsky (2021-05-21). NBA Kings Financial Flop to Hit Sacramento's City Services? counterpunch.org Investing public dollars in private ventures is not risk-free. Consider the case of the NBA Sacramento Kings. The city of Sacramento borrowed $273 million to build the Golden 1 Center, where the Kings play. That deal required the city to take out a loan six years ago. Revenues from city parking service the borrowing, principal

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-21). Conservatives dominate Croatian local polls, green-left coalition takes lead in capital Zagreb. peoplesdispatch.org In Croatian capital Zagreb, Tomislav Tomasevic, leader of Mozemo! (We can!) from the green-left coalition, secured 45.15% votes and will take on Miroslav Skoro (12.6% votes) from the right-wing Homeland Movement in the second round…

Derek Royden (2021-05-21). A progressive revival: Cleveland, Preston and municipal social democracy. nationofchange.org One of the progressive left's goals has to be to empower citizens and this is most easily done at the local level.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-21). Israeli Occupation Forces Attack Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Injuring 15 & Detaining 20. libya360.wordpress.com The Israeli occupation forces stormed the squares of Al-Aqsa Mosque, attacking the worshippers who performed Friday Prayers and celebrated the victory of the Palestinian resistance. The Israeli rubber bullets injured 15 Palestinians, according to media reports which added that Zionist occupation forces detained 20 others after they left the Holy Shrine. ÿߟџÑÿ≠ÿ∏ÿßÿ™ ÿߟÑÿ£ŸàŸÑŸâ ŸÑÿßÿ≥ÿ™ŸáÿØÿß&…

Fight Back (2021-05-21). FRSO fund drive nets $65,000, let's make the push to $100,000. fightbacknews.org We are proud of the progress that our Spring Fundraising campaign has made so far. $65,000 in hand, with many thousands in pledges. We are in striking distance of goal of $100,000. We are poised to make a great leap forward. | FRSO has been growing rapidly, and as a result we need to grow our capacity as a national organization. This fundraising drive makes it possible for us to open a national office and hire staff that can work full time to develop the revolutionary movement. | The decline of U.S. imperialism is accelerating. In the heart of the beast, we have seen a great rebellion against racist inequality an…

Pete Dolack (2021-05-21). The Fight for Independent, Non-Corporate Radio Flares Up Again. counterpunch.org Here we go again. Listener democracy at the Pacifica radio network is in deep jeopardy again because the same people who violently shut down WBAI in 2019 and forced an expensive referendum that was soundly defeated in 2020 have forced a second bylaws referendum. Having lost last year's referendum by a 2-to-1 margin — losing

Esther Schrader (2021-05-21). BLM Backlash: The nation's racial reckoning meets bitter resistance at a high school in Florida named for a Confederate leader. splcenter.org &nbsp…

WSWS (2021-05-21). IG Metall cements wage differentials between east and west German workers. wsws.org Last week, IG Metall ended its contract negotiations in the east German metal and electrical industry, thereby cementing the long standing wage differential between workers in east and west Germany.

Mark Ashwill (2021-05-21). Of Class Rings, Bone Fragments and Fish Ponds: the Interminable Search for US MIAs in Vietnam. counterpunch.org The search for POWs and MIAs became a hot button issue in the years and decades following the war, so much so that it had to be addressed before diplomatic relations could be normalized in 1995 under President Clinton. This was in spite of pressure from the US business community that realized it was late to the economic game in post-1986 ƒê·ªïi M·ªõi(Renovation) Vietnam. The ubiquitous POW flag, an anachronism almost from day one, was introduced in 1972. In 1979, President Jimmy Carter established the National POW/MIA Recognition Day, which falls on the third Friday…

WSWS (2021-05-21). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org One-day national strike by French postal workers over job cuts and pay; Spanish bank workers begin strikes and protests against job cuts; UK bus drivers at two London companies set strike days; public sector strike in Kaduna state Nigeria against mass sackings…

Rob Urie (2021-05-21). China, the U.S., and the Idea of National Competition. counterpunch.org The idea of competition between nations that elected officials invoke to explain why trade agreements must be passed, certain industries must be supported, the largest military-industrial complex in world history must be sustained, and the living standards of working people can't be raised, points to the imperialist nature of capitalism. Capitalist competition— or economic competition

Geoff Beckman (2021-05-21). Larry Summers, the Man Who Won't Shut Up, No Matter How Wrong He's Been. counterpunch.org I want to thank Larry Summers for his continuing refusal to shut up about being wrong. He just got a colossal spanking from guys at J.P. Morgan. A couple of days ago, Axios ran another story fueled by Larry. Axios is a shallower knockoff of POLITICO— a publication so gossipy and unserious that it has

WSWS (2021-05-21). Nexteer workers defy UAW intimidation on eve of vote on sellout deal. wsws.org Twenty-five-hundred Nexteer workers are voting today on another concessionary deal the United Auto Workers is seeking to impose at the former GM plant in Saginaw, Michigan.

Rick Sterling (2021-05-21). Targeting Nicaragua: How Billionaire Foundations Fund NGOs to Advance US Foreign Policy Goals. globalresearch.ca US foreign policy …

Manuel García, Jr. (2021-05-21). Petri Dish Gluttony Need Not Be. counterpunch.org "Wilderness and the Value of Doing Nothing (by Dana Johnson, at CounterPunch, 14 May 2021) sounds a lot like how inconvenience is a luxury for the rich. Most rich guy things to have, or to do, are intrinsically inconvenient; the question is how much of the burden is carried by staff and how much is carried

WSWS (2021-05-21). New Zealand Labour government targets rich investors in immigration "reset" wsws.org Labour's class-based immigration policy is part of a sweeping attack on the social position of the entire working class.

_____ (2021-05-21). New Report: Climate Harms to Health Are Widespread & Costly. popularresistance.org A new report NRDC published with partner groups today spotlights the enormous, often overlooked, and inequitable health and economic costs of climate change and air pollution from burning fossil fuels on the United States. This report, produced by the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action, and NRDC focuses on the frequently ignored but profound public health problems and costs linked to the climate crisis.

Sharon Kelly (2021-05-21). Who's Making — and Funding — the World's Plastic Trash? globalresearch.ca ExxonMobil is the …

MISH (2021-05-21). Congress Howls as Biden Kills Trump's Sanctions on Russia Gas Pipeline. globalresearch.ca Biden Ends Trump's …

Aaron Cynic (2021-05-21). Fight for 15 day of action targets McDonald's. nationofchange.org "We are nothing without food workers. Period. I'm so thankful that you all are doing this because it's important that we really talk about McDonald's specifically."

WSWS (2021-05-21). China successfully lands rover Zhurong on Mars. wsws.org The China National Space Administration achieved a new landmark in planetary exploration—having a successful orbiter, lander and rover as part of the agency's first mission to Mars, an immense scientific and technical achievement.

Adam Vaughan (2021-05-21). World's Largest Iceberg Has Just Broken Off an Antarctic Ice Shelf. globalresearch.ca An iceberg bigger …

William M Arkin (2021-05-21). Inside the Military's Secret Undercover Army. globalresearch.ca Below are excerpts of …

_____ (2021-05-21). Klamath Tribes Rally Amid Water Crisis. popularresistance.org A group of protesters gathered at Sugarman's Corner in downtown Klamath Falls last Saturday, preparing to welcome a 25-car caravan of mostly Klamath Tribal members calling for solutions to the Klamath Basin's water crisis.

Louis Proyect (2021-05-21). How America Got Hooked on Opiods. counterpunch.org When a publicist sent me a press release and screener for Nicholas Jarecki's "Crisis", I looked forward to covering a film by a director who I acclaimed as making one of the best films of 2012: "9. Arbitrage — Don't tell Oliver Stone that I said so, but this is much better than his "Wall

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-05-21). Prison is a university for activists, says Abahlali's George Bonono who was released on bail. peoplesdispatch.org George Bonono spoke to Peoples Dispatch about the conditions in prison and reminisced about the struggles of the shack-dwellers movement's eKhenana occupation.

Joseph Paul Wright (2021-05-21). OPINION: Arizona Is Trying to 'Both Sides' Racism Discussions in Schools. latinorebels.com According to the text of SB-1532, public and charter schools cannot teach that any race/gender is better, or worse than another.

Johanna Kichton (2021-05-21). People's Action Rebukes President Biden's Walkback on Infrastructure. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 240.206.1145 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today released the following statement by Climate Justice Campaign Director Kaniela Ing in response to President Biden's surrender to Senate Republicans on his infrastructure bill: "President Biden's bill was already three times too small before this attempt to placate Republicans and their billionaire backers. Republicans don't want …

James Bradley (2021-05-21). The Cautionary Tale Of "Doctor America": How Dr. Tom Dooley—Once A Universally Revered Secular Saint to Millions—Found the CIA and Lost His Halo. covertactionmagazine.com How the Dulles brothers, the CIA and the U.S. Navy conspired to turn a decent man into a deceitful spreader of disinformation in support of the Vietnam War The Cold War birthed imaginary nations like East Germany and West Germany, North Korea and South Korea. By 1954 H·ªì Chí Minh had defeated Vietnam's French colonial …

Robert Hunziker (2021-05-21). Chernobyl Alert and The Doomsday Clock. counterpunch.org Like the mythical Phoenix, Chernobyl rises from the ashes. A recent… "Surge in fission reactions in an inaccessible chamber within the complex" is alarming scientists that monitor the ruins of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. (Source: Nuclear Reactions at Chernobyl are Spiking in an Inaccessible Chamber, NewScientist, May 11, 2021). It is known

Michael T. Klare (2021-05-21). Lithium, Cobalt, and Rare Earths. globalresearch.ca Thanks to its …

_____ (2021-05-21). A Day of Action: Educators Pledge to Teach the Truth, June 12. popularresistance.org Lawmakers in at least 15 states are attempting to pass legislation that would require teachers to lie to students about the role of racism, sexism, heterosexism, and oppression throughout U.S. history.

George Wuerthner (2021-05-21). California's Misguided Wildfire Budget. counterpunch.org Recently California Governor Newsom came out with a proposed fire budget of over a billon dollars. Unfortunately, like so many politicians, his budget emphasizes "active forest management" which includes thinning and prescribe fire to reduce the presumed "excess fuels" on public lands. One can forgive Governor Newsom for his budget emphasis as he is likely

Kingston Reif (2021-05-21). 500,000,000,000 Reasons to Scrutinize the US Plan for Nuclear Weapons. globalresearch.ca The public

WSWS (2021-05-21). An Open Letter to UAW International President Rory Gamble, UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry, and UAW Local 2069 President Matt Blondino. wsws.org This open letter was written by the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia following the overwhelming defeat of a UAW contract last weekend.

Colin Todhunter (2021-05-21). Microsoft vs Indian Farmers: Agri-Stacking the System. counterpunch.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

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-05-21). More Good News on Ivermectin. globalresearch.ca Ivermectin is an …

Dan Korobkin (2021-05-21). Grand Rapids' Fingerprinting Policy is a Constitutional Nightmare. Michigan's Top Court can End It. aclu.org For more than 30 years, Grand Rapids, Michigan police have engaged in the egregious, unconstitutional practice of detaining people on the street and then fingerprinting and photographing anyone who isn't carrying an ID, all without a warrant. In the process, they have disproportionately targeted Black people, young people, and lower-income people. The

Staff (2021-05-21). Venezuela's Attorney General 'Works Blindfolded' Due to Silence from International Criminal Court. orinocotribune.com The Attorney General of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, regretted the absence of communication from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in response to reports sent by the Public Prosecutor's Office, in which the office detailed progress made in legislative matters, and institutional adjustments that Venezuela has implemented following ICC recommendations. | "We emphasize once again that the Venezuelan state works completely blindfolded in its submission of information to the ICC Prosecutor's Office, since it has not received official notification from this body regarding the facts that are under investigation,"

Thomas Knapp (2021-05-21). When Israel's Regime Buys US Weapons, it Buys Them with Your Money. counterpunch.org On May 5, Hamas commander Mohammed Deif issued a warning to Israel's government: Unless Israeli police and troops stopped attacking Palestinians in Jerusalem — including not just those protesting against the regime's theft of their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood on behalf of Israeli "settlers," but also worshipers at al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam's

_____ (2021-05-21). Unions Take Up the Fight for Racial Justice. popularresistance.org Labor organizations are taking up the fight for racial justice in many ways. They're developing in-depth member education on racial capitalism. They're using bargaining to address structural racism and developing new leadership.

Editor2 (2021-05-21). West Africa: ECOWAS Court Orders Cape Verde to Release Venezuelan Diplomat Saab. orinocotribune.com Abuja — Eight days after the African Bar Association's (AfBA) warning to Cape Verde Island over the detention of a Venezuelan diplomat, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) court has ruled that the arrest and detention was illegal. | On Monday, the ECOWAS court in Abuja said diplomat Alex Saab should be released and paid $200,000 for unlawful detention. | The AfBA on March 8 had also ordered Cape Verde Island to immediately release Mr. Saab, an accredited Venezuelan special envoy and alternate permanent representative to the African Union. | Mr. Saab was arrested by the Cape Verdean author…

_____ (2021-05-21). Chile Shifts Left to Rewrite Pinochet-era Constitution. popularresistance.org And today we are going to talk about Chile's elections. This May there were municipal elections and constituent elections, to write a new constitution, because today Chile still has a Pinochet-era constitution, which was written in the time of the military dictatorship, of Augusto Pinochet.

WSWS (2021-05-21). Former Colorado police officers charged for arrest and injury of woman with dementia. wsws.org Karen Garner was assaulted by police in Loveland, Colorado after being suspected of shoplifting items worth $13.88 from a Walmart.

Stephen F. Eisenman (2021-05-21). Five Fables (Inspired by Aesop and Antonio Gramsci). counterpunch.org The Buffalo and the Revolutionary Straddling the fence may be the best way to avoid an unwinnable conflict. Once, many years ago, I became trapped between a buffalo and an alligator. It happened in Payne's Prairie Preserve near Micanopy, Florida, while running along the eight-mile Cones Dike Trail. At about the three-mile marker, I saw

Robert Davis (2021-05-21). Colorado Shooting Highlights Need for Stronger Gun Laws. progressive.org The federal impasse on gun violence presents an opportunity for Colorado, and other states, to strengthen local authority to regulate firearms.

WSWS (2021-05-21). Talks continue in Allegheny Technologies strike as USW seeks to isolate and wear down workers. wsws.org The United Steelworkers is seeking to isolate and wear down the strike by the 1,300 steelworkers at Allegheny Technologies in order to force through another round of concessions.

Michael T. Klare (2021-05-21). Lithium, Cobalt, and Rare Earths: the Post-Petroleum Resource Race. counterpunch.org 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

PAI (2021-05-21). Latest CDC anti-virus guidance draws some union criticism. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

WSWS (2021-05-21). Volvo workers to UAW: "We won't accept another contract proposal cooked up behind our backs" wsws.org Workers at the New River Valley plant in Dublin, Virginia have formed the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee to lead the fight against the UAW-company conspiracy to impose yet another concessionary contract.

Thomas Scott Tucker (2021-05-21). How People in Trouble Created a Radical Health Care Movement. counterpunch.org This simple mission statement was announced at the beginning of each ACT UP meeting. People in trouble, many of them sick and some soon dying, had no time to lose in creating a radical health care movement. The desperation, daring, and diversity of talent in ACT UP meetings were an experience many later compared to

The Associated Press (2021-05-21). 7 Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter in Maradona Death. latinorebels.com BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Seven health professionals who tended to Diego Maradona in the days before his death have been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Carlos Arellán (2021-05-21). Lula Confirms He Will Run in Brazil's Next Presidential Election. orinocotribune.com Lula finally confirmed that he would compete in an election against Jair Bolsonaro. However, the former president clarified that he would do so under certain conditions: "If I am in the best position to win the presidential elections, and I am in good health, yes, I do not doubt it," he told a French magazine that interviewed him. | According to recent polls, the leader of the Brazilian Workers' Party would defeat the current president in the first and second rounds. | According to Datafolha, in a first vote, Lula would get 44% of the vote, compared to only 23% for Bolsonaro. In the second round, the former presi…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-21). McDonald's workers strike for wage hike. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands of McDonald's workers in 15 cities across the United States, went on strike on May 19.The one-day strike action demanded that the minimum wages for workers at the McDonald's chains be hiked to USD 15 per hour.

WSWS (2021-05-21). Australian government ban on citizens returning from India claims lives. wsws.org The Australian government knew that its Indian travel ban would result in deaths, because it was told as much by leading medical experts.

WSWS (2021-05-21). UK educators support the campaign to defend David O'Sullivan. wsws.org "Why should it be the role of key workers to risk it all? Why should speaking up for your legally protected rights end in termination? Why should we sit by and take blow after blow?"

Rima Najjar (2021-05-21). For Palestinians: No Choice but to Speak Truth to Power. globalresearch.ca Pain mixed with …

CA Poor People's Campaign & PPC National (2021-05-21). Monday 5/24: Rally to Demand End to Poverty & Starvation Wages in U.S. w/ PPC. indybay.org Online via livestream…

City Lights Books, GLBT Historical Society (2021-05-21). Monday 5/24: Political History of Act Up NY: The Activist Fight Against the AIDS Crisis. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

Editorial Team (2021-05-21). 10p bag charge introduced in England today. challenge-magazine.org Government measures raising the price of single-use carrier bag from 5p to 10p have been introduced across England today. | The 5p levy on plastic bags was introduced in England in 2015. Wales were the first to introduce the measure in Britain back in 2011, with Scotland following in 2014. | Environment Minister, Rebecca Pow said "The introduction of the 5p charge has been a phenomenal success", and evidence has shown the measure has dramatically reduced the use of single-use plastic bags in England since the measure was implemented. Pow went on to say "We know we must go further to protect our natural environ…

Emir Sader (2021-05-21). Lula consolida sus chances de ganar en primera vuelta. globalizacion.ca Desde que recuperó' sus derechos políticos, Lula da Silva pasó a liderar las encuestas para las elecciones presidenciales del 2022. Pero el sondeo de DataFolha, del periódico Folha de Sà£o Paulo, fue el primero hecho de forma presencial y no…

Editorial La Jornada (2021-05-21). Estados Unidos debe cesar la injerencia. globalizacion.ca El presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador sostuvo ayer que el gobierno de Estados Unidos ya se está tardando en dar respuesta a la nota diplomática enviada el 6 de mayo pasado, en la cual solicita aclarar el financiamiento a Mexicanos…

Global Research News (2021-05-21). This Week's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

Prof. Eerke Boiten (2021-05-21). NHS Vaccine Passports Are Here — But Will They be Used Beyond International Travel? globalresearch.ca England's

Newsclick (2021-05-21). Stop blaming people for failure to vaccinate. peoplesdispatch.org Journalist Aunindyo Chakravarty busts the myths regarding vaccine hesitancy in India and talks about how it is in fact poor planning that has led to the crisis in this process…

àÅngel Guerra Cabrera (2021-05-21). Palestina: Rebelión sin precedente. globalizacion.ca Fueron las agresiones e intentos por paramilitares extremistas de quitar sus casas a palestinos en el barrio de Sheik Jarrah, en Jerusalén, y la ocupación por Israel de la mezquita de Al Aqsa, en pleno mes sagrado del ramadán, la…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). 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 (2021-05-21). 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 (2021-05-21). 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 (2021-05-21). Infographic: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET). newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.?More health tip infographics: ?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). 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 (2021-05-21). 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 (2021-05-21). 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 (2021-05-21). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). Consumer Health: How some types of osteoporosis drugs can hurt your bones. 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. Your bones are living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). 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 (2021-05-21). 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 (2021-05-21). Mayo named a 2021 DiversityInc No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems for Diversity. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DiversityInc announced its annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity listings. Mayo Clinic was named to two specialty lists this year — No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems list, up from No. 7 in 2020, and a new entry onto the Top Companies for People with Disabilities list at No. 19. DiversityInc's listing is …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). 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 (2021-05-21). 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 …

Chris Walker (2021-05-21). Right-Wing Media Hounds AOC Over Her Choice to Keep Wearing Mask. zcomm.org "If you want to keep wearing your mask then do it"

Zoe Schiffer (2021-05-21). Google employees call for company to support Palestinians. zcomm.org 'Anti-Zionism is not antisemitism'

Nimer Sultany (2021-05-21). Peaceful Coexistence in Israel Hasn't Been Shattered — It's Always Been a Myth. zcomm.org As a Palestinian from within Israel I have long been a second-class citizen, denied basic rights…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-21). Imperial connects with Kensington residents on electric vehicles. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's Dr Billy Wu, Senior Lecturer at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, took part in a virtual event on electric cars this week.

Dave Zirin (2021-05-21). Remembering Lee Evans, Athlete-Activist Legend. thenation.com Remembering Lee Evans, Athlete-Activist Legend…

Ross Barkan (2021-05-21). Will New York Join the List of Cities With Progressive DAs? thenation.com Will New York Join the List of Cities With Progressive DAs?

Salih Booker, William D. Hartung (2021-05-21). Israel's Military, Made in the USA. thenation.com Israel's Military, Made in the USA…

Elie Mystal (2021-05-21). Brett Kavanaugh Remains As Incorrigible as Ever. thenation.com Brett Kavanaugh Remains As Incorrigible as Ever…

Victor Pickard, David Elliot Berman (2021-05-21). Biden's Broadband Plan Is a Good Start—but America Needs Guaranteed Broadband for All. thenation.com Biden's Broadband Plan Is a Good Start—but America Needs Guaranteed Broadband for All…

John Nichols (2021-05-21). Amid All the GOP's Profiles in Political Cowardice, None Is So Stark as That of Mike Gallagher. thenation.com Amid All the GOP's Profiles in Political Cowardice, None Is So Stark as That of Mike Gallagher…

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