2022-05-13: News Headlines

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (2022-05-13). WAFA: "Israeli police attacks funeral convoy of iconic Al Jazeera journalist" imemc.org JERUSALEM, Friday, May 13, 2022 (WAFA) — Israeli police today attacked the funeral convoy of slain veteran Al Jazeera journalist as Palestinian mourners carried the journalist's coffin on their way to the church. A sizable Israeli police force cordoned off Saint Joseph Hospital, where the body of Shireen Abu Akleh is kept, setting up barricades …

____ (2022-05-13). Finland's decision to join NATO marks major escalation of US-led drive to war with Russia. wsws.org The decision, which brings to an end more than seven decades of formal Finnish neutrality, marks a massive escalation in the drive by American and European imperialism towards all-out war with Russia.

____ (2022-05-13). Biden marks 1 million US COVID deaths by preparing for the next million. wsws.org US President Joe Biden finally acknowledged Thursday that over 1 million Americans have now died from COVID-19, issuing a perfunctory written statement and a pre-recorded video characterized by indifference to the lives of those lost and their loved ones still mourning.



Contributing Writers (2022-05-13). Dan Kovalik on the Importance of Independent Journalists like Eva Bartlett. marktaliano.net READ MORE: Here's What I Found at the Reported 'Mass Grave' Near Mariupol — Global ResearchGlobal Research — Centre for Research on Globalization Taylor Hudak on Western Suppression of Truth on Ukraine — Mark Taliano…



Ben Norton (2022-05-13). Argentina Will Attend BRICS Summits, at China's Invitation, in Step Toward 'Formal Entry'. orinocotribune.com By Benjamin Norton — May 8, 2022 | China invited Argentina to attend the 2022 summits of the BRICS economic bloc of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Argentina's ambassador says it's a step toward "formal entry" to the grouping, an alternative to the US-dominated financial system. | China has invited Argentina to attend the 2022 The BRICS was founded as an alternative to the U…


Margaret Kimberley (2022-05-13). Obama and Liberals killed abortion rights. mronline.org On May 2, 2022, a memo written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was leaked to Politico.com. Alito made clear that the court with a 6 to 3 conservative majority intends to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision which made abortion legal in the United States.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-13). Is It Coincidence That Some CIA Torture Techniques are so Popular With Ukrainian Neo-Nazis? libya360.wordpress.com Ekaterina Blinova Dutch journalist Sonja van den Ende in Donbass © Photo : Sonja van den Ende While the US rushed to vilify Russia's latest UN Security Council Arria-Formula summit on Kiev's human rights violations, one might wonder as to why Ukrainian neo-Nazi torture sites have so much in common with CIA secret prisons, says…

Editor (2022-05-13). Great Disorder and Extravagant Lies. scheerpost.com Francisca Lita Sáez, Spain, "An Unequal Fight," 2020. | By Vijay Prashad / These are deeply upsetting times. The Covid-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and to galvanize new faith in public action. | Our vast social wealth could have been pledged to improve public health systems, including both the surveillance of outbreaks of illness and the development of medical systems to…

Vijay Prashad (2022-05-13). In a world of great disorder and extravagant lies, we look for compassion: The Nineteenth Newsletter (2022). mronline.org These are deeply upsetting times. The COVID-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), and to galvanise new faith in public action.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-13). U.S. Postponed Final Passage Of $40 Billion Ukraine Aid Package (Videos). southfront.org President Biden signs Ukraine lend-lease act into law | Western arms deliveries to Ukraine are a complex step-by-step process. Something began to arrive at once: compact things like MANPADs, anti-tank weapons, and ammunition for Soviet systems. The next step was the actual Soviet systems, assembled in Eastern Europe and other places. The next step was the supply of Western equipment at the level of artillery pieces, light armored vehicles, etc., something that can be mastered relatively quickly by Soviet-train…

Anonymous669 (2022-05-13). Czechoslovak RM-70 Multiple Rocket Launcher Spotted With Kiev Forces (Video). southfront.org

Anonymous669 (2022-05-13). Russian Orlan-10 Drones Can Now Carry Out Airstrikes (Video). southfront.org An Orlan-10 drone being loaded with with munitions pods. Via Twitter. | The Russian military has developed Orlan-10 tactical reconnaissance drones to carry out airstrikes with unguided munitions. | On May 13, TV Zvezda released a video report showing an Orlan-10 drone being loaded with small unguided munitions before a combat mission against Kiev forces in an unspecified part of Ukraine. The drone was modified to carry up to four munitions. Every two munitions are loaded into a container pod. | The small…

Editor (2022-05-13). Patrick Cockburn: Will the Ukraine War End Without Destroying All Life on the Planet? scheerpost.com Will the Ukraine war end without destroying all life on the planet? [Pixabay] | Click to subscribe on: Patrick Cockburn who reported for the Financial Times and The Independent from the Middle East and other war zones for decades and now writes for Brit…

_____ (2022-05-13). A Manufactured Crisis In Ukraine Is Victimizing The World's Peoples. popularresistance.org With the conflict in Ukraine entering its third month, the likelihood of a successfully negotiated peace — an immediate necessity — is becoming ever more remote. This proxy war by the United States is designed to use the Ukrainian people to mortally disable Russia. Those who profit from war benefit, while those most vulnerable suffer: Ukrainian civilians, but more broadly working people internationally and especially in the Global South. | It was expected that the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 would put an end to the first Cold War and the threat of world nuclear annihilation. Instead, the w…

_____ (2022-05-13). Rand Paul Blocks Senate Vote On $40 Billion Ukraine Aid. popularresistance.org On Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) blocked an effort in the Senate to hold a quick vote on the nearly $40 billion aid package for Ukraine that passed in the House on Tuesday. | "My oath of office is to the US constitution not to any foreign nation and no matter how sympathetic the cause, my oath of office is to the national security of the United States of America," Paul said on the Senate floor before blocking the vote. "We cannot save Ukraine by dooming the US economy." | Paul blocked the vote because he wanted to include text in the bill that would create a special inspector general for oversight of the billio…

Editor2 (2022-05-13). Russia and the Ukraine Crisis: The Eurasian Project in Conflict with the Triad Imperialist Policies. orinocotribune.com By Samir Amin — May 7, 2022 | We wanted to draw readers attention to this piece by Samir Amin, which was written at the time of the Maidan Coup in 2014. —Eds. | 1. The current global stage is dominated by the attempt of historical centers of imperialism (the U.S., Western and Central Europe, Japan—hereafter called "the Triad") to maintain their exclusive control over the planet through a combination of: | a) so-called neo-liberal economic globalization policies allowing financial transnational capital of the Triad to decide alone on all issues in their exclusive interests; | b) the military contr…

Editor (2022-05-13). The great acquiescence — Glory to Ukraine. mronline.org Americans don't merely acquiesce to the imperium's wars, interventions, collective punishments and assorted other deprivations. They actively embrace them.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-13). The Race to Break the Russia-China Alliance and the 'Ukraine of the Asia Pacific'. libya360.wordpress.com Matthew Ehret There is a window of opportunity open for the west to recognize the total failure of the unipolar model before the point of no return has passed. It has become commonplace western media and armadas of geopolitical think tankers to paint today's Russia-China alliance as a matter of either "momentary convenience", or as…

Anand Naidoo (2022-05-13). The Heat: Finland moves to join NATO. america.cgtn.com Finland formally announces its intentions to join NATO. We'll have reaction from the Kremlin, as the ground fighting intensifies in Eastern Ukraine.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-13). Ukraine claims struck Russian naval ship in Black Sea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — A spokesman for the Ukrainian military in the southwestern Odesa region said on May 12 that a strike by Ukrainian naval forces damaged a Russian logistics ship in the Black Sea.

____ (2022-05-13). Meeting in Germany: Japan, Ukraine FM pledge to "hold Russia accountable" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kyodo NewsMay 13, 2022 Japan, Ukraine top diplomats agree to keep strong sanctions on Russia The foreign ministers of Japan and Ukraine agreed Friday that the international community should remain united in maintaining strong sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, now in its third month with the war showing no signs of easing. …

____ (2022-05-13). U.S., Ukrainian defense chiefs discuss more war assistance. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com UkrinformMay 13, 2022 Pentagon chief, Reznikov discuss further security assistance to Ukraine U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin had a telephone conversation with Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov. The parties discussed further security assistance to Ukraine. "Today, I had another phone call with my Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov. We discussed the situation in …

Editor (2022-05-13). Economist Michael Hudson on decline of dollar, sanctions war, imperialism, financial parasitism. mronline.org Economist Michael Hudson discusses the decline of the U.S. dollar, the sanctions war on Russia, his concept of "free-trade imperialism," and financial parasitism.

Animal Liberation Press Office (2022-05-13). Now For Some Good News: Animal Abusers Feeling the Heat. indybay.org Below are some selected news stories from the last 16 months; no claims by activists for any of these fires have been received as of yet by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office.

Birgit Naujeck, Roland Rottenfusser (2022-05-13). The modeling of the human and Final victory of materialism. indybay.org Birgit Naujeck, born in 1963, did not grow up in the GDR (east Germany), but was socialized by it. .. From her opposition to technocracy, she clearly opposes 5G, transhumanism, any eugenics, and the disembodiment of our language, which leads to the rewriting of history and gender. The Final victory of materialism coincides with its implosion!

Food Recovery Network (2022-05-13). Tuesday 5/17: Intersectional Practices: Ways We Can Ensure Our Economic Security w/ Food Recovery Ntwk. indybay.org Online event…

Green Party (2022-05-13). Green Party endorsements, and also the "Green Voter Guide" indybay.org The complete 12-page GREEN VOTER GUIDE with its analyses is ONLINE at: http: //acgreens.wordpress.com/voter-guides (Please click on the letters "PDF" — or use this direct link: acgreens.files.wordpress.com/2022/05/gpa… ).

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-05-13). Protest to Save Abortion and Investigate SCOTUS Justices at Nancy Pelosi's House. indybay.org Speaker of the House Pelosi blasted for supporting anti abortion politician…

Local volunteers (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Benicia: Bans Off Our Bodies! Rally for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org First Street Green (park), 1st Street & East B Street, Bencia 94510…

local volunteers (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Fairfax: Bans Off Our Bodies! Sidewalk Protest Rally. indybay.org Fairfax Parkade, 1942 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930…

Local volunteers (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Petaluma: Bans Off Our Bodies: Rally for Reproductive Rigths. indybay.org Walnut Park, Petaluma Boulevard South & D Street, Petaluma, CA 94952…

Martin Rizzo-Martinez & Daniel Stonebloom (2022-05-13). Challenging Colonialism s01e04 Indian Boarding Schools: Colonialism through Education. indybay.org This episode of Challenging Colonialism examines the history of the Indian Boarding Schools that impacted thousands of Indigenous Californian children, specifically focusing on Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, Stewart Indian School in Reno, and Saint Boniface Indian School in Banning. Duration: 1 hr 1 min 30 sec…

Mills Rebel Alliance (2022-05-13). Wednesday 5/18: The Unmaking of Mills College. indybay.org

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2022-05-13). Saturday 6/4: Queer Trans Asian Pride — A Community Gathering. indybay.org Oakland Asian Cultural Center…

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Bans Off Our Bodies! Virtual Action Rally for Reproductive Freedom. indybay.org Virtual action rally for reproductive freedom & abortion rights…

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Oakland: Bans Off Our Bodies! Protest for Reproductive Justice. indybay.org Lake Merritt Amphitheater – between 12th St. and 1st Ave., Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland, CA, 94612…

POOR Magazine (2022-05-13). Sunday 5/15: Homefulness Not Homelessness. indybay.org 8032 Blackarthur (MacArthur) Blvd, Occupied Huchuin (Oakland)…

Volunteer organized for Women's March (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Mountain View: Bans Off Our Bodies! Rally for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Centennial Plaza (outside Caltrain Station), 600 W Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA 94041 is the starting point for march which goes up Castro St to El Camino Real. | At 11: 30 we vigil at Gateway Park, corner El Camino/Castro.

Volunteer organized for Womens March (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Santa Cruz: Bans Off Our Bodies! Rally for Reproductive Justice. indybay.org Santa Cruz Clock Tower, N. Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060…

Women's March Monterey Bay (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Monterey: Bans Off Our Bodies! Rally for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Window on the Bay Park, 717 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940…

William Rivers Pitt (2022-05-13). How Did Biden Not Notice the Far Right Lurch of the Republican Party Until Now? truthout.org Sometimes, all you can do is stand back and breathe. | "I never expected the ultra-MAGA Republicans who seemed to control the Republican Party now," the president of the United States To all of us who have now been shouting for decades about the inexorable march toward this precise state of affairs, the willful obliviousness o…

Sharon Zhang (2022-05-13). "Pro-Life" Republicans Complain Biden Isn't Starving Babies at the Border. truthout.org In a layered display of cruelty, Republican lawmakers and conservative talking heads are complaining that the Biden administration appears to have sent baby formula to the southern border in order to ensure that children who are being imprisoned in detention centers by the U.S. government are able to eat. | Using the current baby formula shortage as a political bludgeon, prominent Republican lawmakers are saying that it's "reckless" for the administration to be providing formula for asylum seekers and migrant children, claiming that President Joe Biden is putting "America last" by choosing not to withhold formula…

Mike Ludwig (2022-05-13). Overdose Deaths Are Higher Than Ever, and the GOP Is Exploiting the Crisis. truthout.org As the projected number of fatal drug overdoses in 2021 breaks another devastating record, Republicans are threatening to undermine public health efforts and inflame the failed war on drugs if they win control of Congress. | Provisional

Chris Walker (2022-05-13). Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas 5 GOP Members of Congress — Including Kevin McCarthy. truthout.org The House select committee investigating the January 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol building has issued five new subpoenas to Republican lawmakers in the House, including GOP leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California). | In addition to McCarthy, the select committee is sending subpoenas to Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Mo Brooks (R-Alabama), Scott Perry (R-Pennsylvania) and Andy Biggs (R-AZ) — individuals whom committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi)

Amy Goodman (2022-05-13). Indian Boarding Schools Were Part of "Genocidal Process" Carried Out by the US. truthout.org The Interior Department has documented the deaths of more than 500 Indigenous children at Indian boarding schools run or supported by the federal government in the United States which operated from 1819 to 1969. The actual death toll is believed to be far higher, and the report located 53 burial sites at former schools. The report was ordered by the first Indigenous cabinet member, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, whose grandparents were forced to attend boarding school at the age of 8. "It's kind of a misnomer to actually call these educational institutions or schools themselves when you didn't have very many peo…

Patterson Deppen (2022-05-13). Book Review: 'The Afghanistan Papers' Leaves a Critical Question Unanswered. towardfreedom.org This book is a vital resource that thoroughly details the atrocities U.S. government and military officials knew they were committing—and seemingly got away with—throughout the war on Afghanistan. However, as Patterson Deppen writes in this review, the author failed to address the reasons behind the war.

Gary Lindorff (2022-05-13). Rhubarb and the revolution followed by a comment. thiscantbehappening.net I stepped outside this morning and Bam! I smelled the smell of green life! (Of course it is more than a smell, But a spirit and a spell.) For a few moments The green was breathing for me. Don't worry about breathing. Just stand here, I'll take care of the rest. My wife asks me … |

amarynth (2022-05-13). Open thread for today and some comments. thesaker.is Use as open thread for today for any topic discussed at the Saker Blog and not already discussed in other threads. Comments: How about those sanctions? European Gas Buyers Switch…

amarynth (2022-05-13). The pan-European project wanted a Great Recession, winds up with Yellow Vests. thesaker.is by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker blog Most damning to the claim that the pan-European project is benevolent is that there was no plan to relaunch the Eurozone economy after…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-13). Lord Malloch Brown And Soros: The British Hand Behind The US Coup Revealed. southfront.org Written by This week, I took the time to watch

Anonymous103 (2022-05-13). "Taiwan Is A Part Of China" Deleted From US State Department Website. southfront.org Honour guards perform the Taiwan national flag lowering ceremony at Liberty Square in Taipei, on April 1, 2020US is seemingly preparing for a change in its One-China Policy | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | Beijing accused Washington of political manipulation and fostering efforts to change the status quo around Taiwan. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian criticized the changes made on the US State Department's website regarding information about Taiwan. The amendment, wh…

Anonymous669 (2022-05-13). 12 Killed Or Wounded In New Wave Of Israeli Airstrikes On Syria (Videos). southfront.org An Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jet flies during an aerial demonstration. (photo credit: AMIR COHEN — REUTERS) | Late on May 13, five people were killed and seven others were wounded as a result of a wave of Israeli airstrikes on Syria's central region. | The airstrikes hit military targets in the outskirts of the town of Masyaf, where a key facility of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC) is located. The SSRC is the main military research and development institution of Syria. The research fa…

Anonymous669 (2022-05-13). Officer From Israel's Elite 'Yamam' Unit Killed In Clashes With Palestinian Gunmen In West Bank (Videos). southfront.org On May 13, a service member of Israel's National Counter Terror Unit "Yamam" died of serious wounds he sustained during…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-13). Corpse Of Raped Woman Found At Ukrainian Checkpoint In Dolgenkoye Village. southfront.org

Editor (2022-05-13). US Air Force's British Expansion. scheerpost.com Entrance to RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, the centre of the U.S. Air Force's presence in Britain. (Matt Kennard/DCUK) | By Matt Kennard / 1-in-6 active-duty U.S. airmen overseas are deployed in BritainU.S. Air Force has more active-duty military personnel in Britain than 40 U.S. statesIn December U.S. began basing next-generation F-35 fighter jets in Suffolk, the first in EuropeU.S. military has 100 personnel based in London, including 52 in the American embassyIt also has 135 others at multiple undisclosed loca…

russiancouncil.ru (2022-05-13). Presentation of the Book on Modern Economic Legislation of the Arab Countries at the SHPL. russiancouncil.ru The book was presented by Igor Matveev, the author of the book, Senior Researcher at the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the RAS…

_____ (2022-05-13). In A World Of Great Disorder And Extravagant Lies. popularresistance.org These are deeply upsetting times. The COVID-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO), and to galvanize new faith in public action. Our vast social wealth could have been pledged to improve public health systems, including both the surveillance of outbreaks of illness and the development of medical systems to treat people during these outbreaks. Not so. | Studies by the WHO have shown us that health care spending by governments in poorer nations has been relatively flat during the pandemic, while out-of-pocket priva…

_____ (2022-05-13). Lawyers Argue Jessica Reznicek's Actions Do Not Constitute Terrorism. popularresistance.org St. Paul, MN – In a defining moment for the climate justice movement and for all civil rights, the court will decide whether or not to uphold a "domestic terrorist enhancement" that an Iowa court applied to Reznicek's prison sentence. Reznicek argues that the terrorism enhancement was both illegally and unjustly applied. | The appeal is supported by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), National Lawyers Guild, Water Protectors Legal Collective, and the Climate Defense Project. "If Jessica Reznicek's acts can be punished as terrorism," says an amicus brief filed by CCR, "the United States will have moved so…

_____ (2022-05-13). Black Alliance For Peace: Boycott The Summit Of The Americas. popularresistance.org The arbitrary decision by the government of the United States to exclude Nicaragua, Cuba, and Venezuela from participation in the regional Summit of the Americas – scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, June 6 to June 10—represents another example of imperial hubris and delusion. | Mexico's President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador recently announced that he would boycott the Summit unless all countries in the region are invited. Some member states of CARICOM and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, including Antigua and Barbuda and St. Vincent and Grenadines, are also considering not attending the S…

_____ (2022-05-13). Four People Arrested At Invesco's Shareholders' Meeting In Atlanta. popularresistance.org Yesterday afternoon people interrupted and disrupted Invesco's annual shareholders' meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Invesco responded by dragging them out of the meeting. A crowd rallied outside of the shareholders' meeting calling for Invesco to end their investments in the Wyatt Detention Center in Central Falls, Rhode Island. The protest ended with four people being arrested. The Wyatt has faced controversy and ongoing protests after signing a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in 2019, allowing the Wyatt to detain people on behalf of the agency. After this contract was signed, widespread com…

_____ (2022-05-13). 1894 Sioux Nation Treaty Council Appeals To UN As Colonized Nation. popularresistance.org Middle of North America — The 1894 Sioux Nation Treaty Council (SNTC) which has been going to the United Nations (UN) for nearly forty (40) years, is recommending a "theme" to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The recommendation is that the Sioux Nation, which has a valid treaty with the United States (US), and other Indigenous nations with treaties and agreements with colonizing governments, be recommended in the CERD report to the General Assembly and allowed to participate in the processes of the UN Decolonization Committee as a colonized nation. This would mean the lib…

_____ (2022-05-13). Hundreds of Bodies Buried Under a Parking Lot. popularresistance.org In the wealthy Washington, DC suburb of Bethesda, Maryland, just off River Road, there is an asphalt parking lot that covers the graves of hundreds African Americans. That parking lot is the subject of a lawsuit in which descendants of individuals buried in the Moses Cemetery, the Pastor of the Macedonia Baptist Church, and the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition have asked a court to prevent the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission ("HOC"), the quasi-governmental agency that owns the parking lot, from selling the parking lot and the adjacent land and building to a developer for $51 million. Under t…

_____ (2022-05-13). Attacks Against Shack Dwellers' Movement Continue In South Africa. popularresistance.org On May 5, Nokuthula Mabaso, a militant land rights activist in South Africa was assassinated. Mabaso was a leader of Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM), South Africa's militant shack dwellers' movement that fights for land rights of the urban poor. She was the third activist of the movement to be killed in less than two months.

Peoples Health Dispatch (2022-05-13). What does the Marcos-Duterte government mean for access to health in the Philippines? peoplesdispatch.org The election of Bongbong Marcos and Sara Duterte is cause for concern for health justice activists in the Philippines as they expect increased persecution and insufficient budget for health…

Cristiane Sampaio (2022-05-13). Minimum wage for nurses: Will Bolsonaro veto the law passed by Congress? peoplesdispatch.org After a minimum wage for nurses was approved in the Brazilian Parliament last Wednesday, May 4, nurses began to mobilize in order to prevent President Jair Bolsonaro vetoing the proposal and delaying the implementation. The behavior of some members of parliament during the vote suggested that the project could face barriers after reaching the President's Office, who is already arguing that it does not have the funds necessary to implement the plan. | According to a report approved by the parliamentarians, the minimum wage should come into effect on the same day when the law is published. The goal of the nurses is…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2022-05-13). Healthcare in Kenya remains elusive due to commercialization. peoplesdispatch.org A report by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights shines light on harmful effects of commercialization of health in Kenya among communities living in informal urban settlements…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-13). 20 million Afghans experiencing acute food shortage: IPC. peoplesdispatch.org "With 38% of the population targeted for humanitarian food assistance, nearly 20 million people — representing half the country's population — is still experiencing high and critical levels of acute food insecurity," IPC's findings note…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-13). Iraqi parliament introduces bill to criminalize establishment of relations with Israel. peoplesdispatch.org The bill is considered to be an attempt to block the growing US pressure on Arab countries to "normalize" relations with Israel under its so-called Abraham Accords…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-13). Noam Chomsky, Ruth Wilson Gilmore and others express solidarity with Abahlali baseMjondolo. peoplesdispatch.org Following the assassination of Nokuthula Mabaso on May 5, leaders from across the world expressed solidarity with Abahlali baseMjondolo as it faces intensified state repression and violence…

Rosa Miriam Elizalde (2022-05-13). The heroes of Hotel Saratoga. peoplesdispatch.org Rosa Miriam Elizalde reflects on the heroism of ordinary Cubans and the deep sense of solidarity that was visible following the explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Old Havana on May 6…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-13). Attacks against shack dwellers' movement Abahlali baseMjondolo continue in South Africa. peoplesdispatch.org On May 5, Nokuthula Mabaso, a militant land rights activist in South Africa was assassinated. Mabaso was a leader of Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM), South Africa's militant shack dwellers' movement that fights for land rights of the urban poor. She was the third activist of the movement to be killed in less than two months.

Sandipan Talukdar (2022-05-13). Recovery of broken ice shelves more difficult than expected. peoplesdispatch.org Ice shelves are extensions of glaciers that float on an ocean's surface. These permanent floating platforms are extremely important in protecting the ice sheets of the glaciers from flowing into the oceans, which increases their levels. | The Petermann Ice Shelf is the second-largest ice shelf in Greenland. If this huge ice shelf breaks down, it may not recover till the Earth's climate cools down considerably in the future, according to a recent study published in A team of scientists from Stockholm University and the Univers…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2022-05-13). Israel sentences Palestinian nurse and health activist Shatha Odeh to 16 months in prison. peoplesdispatch.org On International Nurses Day, an Israeli military tribunal gave nurse and health activist Shatha Odeh a 16-month prison sentence. was given a 5 year suspended sentence on the condition that she does not provide health servicesfeat…

Editor2 (2022-05-13). Foreign Ministry: Brussels Conference Won't Reflect Any Commitment to Help Syrian People. orinocotribune.com Damascus, SANA- Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that Syria reaffirms its stance regarding the so-called "Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" that will be held on May 9th and 10th, especially since such conferences, in their current form, don't agree with the principles of the UN regulating humanitarian action and are held without participation of the main country concerned, which is the Syrian Arab Republic. | The Ministry said in a statement on Monday that those conferences do not reflect any real commitment to help the Syrian people regain their rights, particularly if "w…

Staff (2022-05-13). Honduras: If all Our Nations Aren't There, It's Not a Summit of the Americas—Argentina Follows Timidly. orinocotribune.com Caracas, May 12, 2022 ( "If all our nations aren't there, it's not a Summit of the Americas," wrote the president of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, on Wednesday, May 11, through her

Editor2 (2022-05-13). Reply to 'Politico' on Maduro and Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Edward Liger Smith — May 9, 2022 | On May 4th, 2022, Midwestern Marx received an email from POLITICO asking for a statement from our Editor and TikTok handler, Edward Liger Smith, concerning his support for Nicolas Maduro and the Venezuelan socialist project in light of Maduro's and PSUV's so-called regressive "policies regarding polices brutality, feminism and LGBT rights." The Hello Tony, | My…

Editor (2022-05-13). "Stay safe": the whole world is in harms' way. mronline.org This is not a dispatch, editorial, or an article, but a brief note.

Ann Brown (2022-05-13). Black America On Planned 'Social Justice' Summit: We've Moved Past Roc Nation Brunches, It's Time For Reparations. moguldom.com Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and his Roc Nation record label are set to hold a Social Justice Summit to address concerns about systemic racism ahead of the upcoming midterm elections but Black America seems unimpressed, suggesting it's time to go beyond Roc Nation brunches. Many on Twitter suggest that the true motive of the summit could …

Rann Miller (2022-05-13). Opinion: Liberals Must Resist The Urge To Blame The Overturning Of Roe v. Wade On Lack Of Black Voter Participation. moguldom.com The overturning of Roe v. Wade is an injustice, and everyone should scream it from the rooftops but a word of caution to those ready to activate: Don't play the blame game with Black people. This isn't on us. I've seen a few tweets pop up on my timeline placing blame for the Trump election …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-13). Financial Advisors: Don't Pay Off Your Student Loans Until You See What Biden Does. moguldom.com President Joe Biden has yet to fulfill his campaign promise of forgiving at least $10,000 in student loans per borrower but the pressure is mounting. Some financial advisors are telling their clients to hold off on paying their student loan debt and wait to see what Biden does. While the Biden Administration has extended the …

Ann Brown (2022-05-13). Can Dixon Beat Clyburn? Dr. Boyce Watkins Interviews Pro-Reparations House Candidate Gregg Marcel Dixon. moguldom.com Former educator Gregg Marcel Dixon is challenging 10-term incumbent Congressman James Clyburn for a seat representing South Carolina's Sixth Congressional District, where politics have been dominated by Black voters in the Columbia and Charleston areas. Clyburn has represented the district since 1993. Now the 36-year-old Dixon is pressing hard to push Clyburn, 81, into retirement …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-13). CIA, NATO and the Great Heroin Coup. libya360.wordpress.com Cynthia Chung How Miami Became the Center of International Fascism and the Murder of President Kennedy We should be seeing a picture that has painted NATO/CIA/Italian-American Mafia/Cuban exiles/and fascists including Nazis all working for the same apparatus and essentially the same goal: to overthrow democratically elected leaders and replace them with dictators and fascist right-wing…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-13). Aurora: Communist Women in the Donbas Resistance. libya360.wordpress.com Jim "Fergie" Chambers Katya and Svetlana show off their Soviet-themed redesign of the DPR flag A 3-part interview with Svetlana and Katya, from the Donetsk Marxist-Feminist organization 13.05.2022, DONETSK, DONETSK PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC- Nearly two weeks ago, I spent the May 1st, International Worker's Day, with six members of the Donestk-based Marxist feminist group "Aurora." The…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-13). Remember the Maine: The Alleged Russian Atrocity at Bucha Looks Like Another in a Long Line of False Pretexts for War. libya360.wordpress.com Jeremy Kuzmarov [Source: theparadise.ng] Unproven massacre by Russian troops in Bucha was used to compel passage of Ukrainian Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022 and escalate U.S. military intervention From the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine to the infamous Gulf of Tonkin incident to the chemical weapons attacks in Syria that were falsely blamed on Syrian…

_____ (2022-05-13). What is Preventing the Conflict between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan from Escalating? journal-neo.org Conflicts between Tajik and Kyrgyz border guards frequently break on the border between the two nations, and civilians living in nearby settlements end up suffering as a result. The main reason for the conflicts is the fact that in certain regions the border is not clearly defined, making it impossible to determine where one nation's …

_____ (2022-05-13). Park Sang-hak is Making a Mess Again. journal-neo.org The time is coming for conservatives, and far-right NGOs are stepping up. They include the Fighters for a Free North Korea (FFNK), led by someone like Park Sang-hak, who stands out from the ranks of career defectors because he isn't so much telling scary tales as he is actively fighting the regime, not shying away …

_____ (2022-05-13). Uzbekistan's Active Steps in Dialogue with the Kabul Authorities. journal-neo.org After the Taliban (banned in the Russian Federation) seized power in Afghanistan, many questions arose about the format and direction of future engagement with the terrorist movement. The tumultuous events in that country, against the background of the urgent withdrawal of US troops and the departure of the bankrupt "civilizers" with their mission, have once …

SAM (2022-05-13). The Height of Folly: Safeboxes in the Sky. inequality.org

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deweylaura (2022-05-13). Florida's "honor": No. 1 in voter suppression. cpusa.org Flor ≠ida's Republican Governor, Ron DeSantis, last year signed a bill, SB90, that will make it harder for people in Florida to vote. This is voter suppression. It is not Florida's Republican leadership's first rodeo with voter suppression, nor will it be the last. Florida has been one of four states in the country that conditioned …

____ (2022-05-13). RCEP to help upgrade, boost economic growth. ecns.cn China is expected to better unleash the potential of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement to upgrade its manufacturing sector as well as support exports, according to experts and business leaders.

____ (2022-05-13). Fluctuations observed in wind, solar resources. ecns.cn China's wind and solar resources fluctuated mildly last year, with wind resources slightly above the previous 10-year average and solar slightly below, according to the national meteorological administration.

____ (2022-05-13). Immigration authority refutes false info slandering China's entry-exit policies. ecns.cn China's National Immigration Administration (NIA) on Friday dismissed false overseas media reports on its border control practices, saying such rumors aim to distort and discredit the country's entry and exit policies.

____ (2022-05-13). Scientists discover new trilobite association over 400 mln years ago in China's Yunnan. ecns.cn Chinese scientists have documented a new trilobite association during the Late Ordovician in Zhenxiong County, southwest China's Yunnan Province.

____ (2022-05-13). Multiple wildfires in U.S. Colorado burn homes, force evacuation. ecns.cn Smoke from several major wildfires on Thursday ringed Colorado Springs, Colorado's second-largest city, torching eight homes, closing the city's airport and causing thousands of evacuations.

____ (2022-05-13). China's dynamic zero-COVID policy saves lives, recovers economy: Pakistani FM. ecns.cn Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Thursday that China's dynamic zero-COVID approach is particularly successful in eliminating the virus, saving countless lives and swiftly recovering its economy.

____ (2022-05-13). Shanghai builds a 15-minute nucleic acid 'test circle'. ecns.cn Shanghai has accelerated the layout and construction of normalized nucleic acid test sites. The test sites have been set up in a manner that enables all residents to reach one within a 15-minute walk from their homes or offices.

____ (2022-05-13). China rolls out measures to support youth employment. ecns.cn China Friday announced a raft of measures to help young people, especially college graduates, find jobs and set up businesses in the latest move to stabilize employment.

____ (2022-05-13). Shanghai to ease COVID-19 restrictions in mid-May. ecns.cn Shanghai is expected to achieve zero-COVID beyond areas under closed-loop management in mid-May, and will by then ease COVID-19 restrictions while implementing a tiered management system for communities based on their risk levels, local authorities said on Friday.

____ (2022-05-13). UAE president passes away: ministry. ecns.cn The President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan passed away on Friday, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced.

____ (2022-05-13). China adds 1.5 major foreign-funded projects per day in first four months: official. ecns.cn China saw an average of 1.5 major foreign-funded projects launched each day in the first four months of this year, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday.

____ (2022-05-13). China's share of global economy jumps to over 18%: official. ecns.cn China's gross domestic products (GDP) reached 114 trillion yuan ($16.94 trillion)and accounted for over 18 percent of the global economy in 2021, rising from 11.4 percent in 2012, an official said Thursday.

____ (2022-05-13). Beijing reports 51 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn Beijing reported 51 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and 18 asymptomatic cases between 3 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Friday, said Pang Xinghuo, deputy director of the Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control, at a press conference by the Beijing Municipal Health Commission.

____ (2022-05-13). China eyes incremental policies to shore up growth. ecns.cn China is mulling new incremental policies to shore up economic growth and will make further adjustments when necessary, a senior economic official said on Thursday.

____ (2022-05-13). Chinese scientists complete whole-genome sequencing of endangered turtle. ecns.cn Chinese researchers have completed the whole-genome sequencing of the soft-shelled turtle (Rafetus swinhoei), one of the world's largest and rarest known turtle species.

____ (2022-05-13). Flags ordered at half staff as U.S. nears 1 mln COVID-19 deaths. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff to mark the "tragic milestone" of 1 million COVID-19 deaths for five days.

____ (2022-05-13). Flaming clouds at sunset in Beijing. ecns.cn Photo shows scenery of flaming clouds at sunset in Beijing, May 12, 2022.

____ (2022-05-13). Delivery services normal in Beijing amid COVID-19 resurgence. ecns.cn Delivery services would not suspend amid the COVID-19 resurgence in Beijing.

____ (2022-05-13). Blue jacaranda trees in full bloom in Chongqing. ecns.cn Gorgeous blue jacaranda trees are in full bloom along Lushan Ave., southwest China's Chongqing, May 13, 2022, attracting many visitors.

____ (2022-05-13). China urges U.S. to adopt serious measures to truly help ethnic minorities get over trauma. ecns.cn

____ (2022-05-13). China urges U.S. to promote regional peace, stability at upcoming U.S.-ASEAN summit. ecns.cn

____ (2022-05-13). Workers beat heat with giant ice blocks in India. ecns.cn A worker loads large ice blocks in a truck at a factory during a hot summer day in New Delhi, India, May 12, 2022. India experienced a devastating heat wave, with temperatures reaching as high as 44 degrees Celsius.

____ (2022-05-13). Fact Sheet: China's dynamic zero-COVID policy. ecns.cn

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2022-05-13). Julie Hollar on Roe Reversal, Tesnim Zekeria on Baby Formula Shortage. fair.org Washington Post ( This week on CounterSpin: Corporate news media want you to be alarmed about an "extraordinary breach" of privacy. It's the privacy of the institution of the Supreme Court which, one CBS expert told viewers, had been dealt a "body blow" by the leak of a ruling overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision allowing the right to terminate a pregnancy to remain between the pregnant person and their doctor. And corporate media are in high dudgeon about protecting people from invasions of their r…

Fight Back (2022-05-13). Dallas, TX: Filipinos protest fraud-ridden election wins of Marcos, Duterte. fightbacknews.org Dallas TX, – On Wednesday, May 11 over 30 protesters, consisting of Filipinos and allies rallied at Main Street Garden Park in downtown Dallas to protest the recent victory of Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. (son of U.S.-allied dictator Ferdinand Marcos) and the election of Sara Duterte (daughter of current reactionary president Rodrigo Duterte) in the Philippines presidential elections. | Chants present at the rally include "Never again, never again! Never again to martial law!" and "The people united will never be defeated!" | Nap Pempeña of Malaya Texas stated, "What we're up against in the next few yea…

IMEMC News (2022-05-13). Army Injures Several Palestinians, Abducts One, And Detonates A home In Jenin. imemc.org The Israeli army withdrew from Jenin in the northern West Bank after detonating a Palestinian home, leading to protests and exchanges of fire with Palestinian resistance fighters. Many army vehicles invaded Jenin at dawn before surrounding a home for the local Dab'ey family. The army attempted to abduct Mahmoud Dab'ey, but he wasn't there, so …

IMEMC News (2022-05-13). Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian Near Ramallah. imemc.org Israeli soldiers shot, Friday morning, a young Palestinian man near a military roadblock behind Beit El illegal colony and security center, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, allegedly after he hurled stones at a car of a colonizer. The army claimed the man hurled one stone at the car and tried to …

imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-13). Imperial receives second award for openness around animal research. imperial.ac.uk Imperial openness about the use of animals in research has been recognised for the second time with a Leader in Openness Award.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-13). Arctic clouds and harnessing light: News from the College. imperial.ac.uk Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial.

Justine Medina (2022-05-13). How we won a union at Amazon. peoplesworld.org My quick-and-dirty analysis of the Amazon Labor Union's successes so far is pretty simple. We just did the thing you're supposed to do: Organize a worker-led movement. We studied the history of how the first major unions were built. We learned from the Industrial Workers of the World, and even more from the building of …

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-13). Abu Akleh's assassination aimed at covering up Israeli crimes. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that the Israeli regime sought to cover up its crimes by the recent assassination of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-13). Emir of Qatar thanks Iran for warm hospitality during visit. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome he received from the Iranian officials in Tehran on Thursday.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-13). Mora says arrested by German police after leaving Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — EU foreign policy chief Enrique Mora tweeted that German police had prevented him from continuing his journey on his way back from Tehran to Brussels.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-13). Borrell says negotiations with Iran would resume soon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — EU foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell praised his deputy Enrique Mora's visit to Tehran, saying talks with Iran would resume soon.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-13). "If US makes a political decision, agreement within reach" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has said in a tweet that "A good and reliable outcome [in Vienna talks] is within reach if the US makes its decision & adheres to its commitments."

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-13). UAE ruler dies at age of 73. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The ruler of the UAE Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has died at the age of 73, media reported on Friday.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-13). At least 3 people injured in explosion in mosque in Kabul. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — At least three people have been reported injured in an explosion at the Qari Saber Mosque in Kabul on Friday.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-13). VIDEO: Raeisi visits vegetables market in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — President Ebrahim Raeisi went to Bahman Fruit and Vegetable Market in the south of Tehran on Friday morning to personally observe the implementation of his administration's new economic plans.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-13). Iran invites Kuwait to negotiate over joint gas field. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The Iranian ambassador to Kuwait said that Tehran is optimistic about the results of the negotiations with Saudi Arabia, adding that Iran has sent a formal invitation to negotiate with Kuwait over the joint Arash gas field.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-13). Iran boys chess championship in Hamedan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The national chess championships for boys aged 8 to 18 with the participation of 135 chess players from 26 provinces across Iran is being held in Hamadan city in the west of Iran.

Meredith Miklasz (2022-05-13). Activists demand abortion rights as President Biden fundraises in Chicago. liberationnews.org "How is it pro-life that Biden is here in Chicago at a fundraiser with a $25,000 minimum during a critical time when lifesaving healthcare is under attack?" Candice Choo-Kang of PSL asked a group of around 50 activists and attendees.

Michael Berkowitz (2022-05-13). 'Severance': Alienation and its discontents. peoplesworld.org Have you ever thought your job was meaningless, mind-numbing, even harmful to your mental health? Have you ever noticed how people so often separate their work from their non-work lives? What could possibly be the actual harm? It's only a job, not something that affects one's actual self-worth or shapes their entire lives. Or is …

x____ (2022-05-13). Iran, Qatar able to tackle challenges in region: Raeisi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi said that the two countries of Iran and Qatar enjoy high capabilities and capacities that can tackle challenges in the region.

x____ (2022-05-13). Iran, Armenia ink MoU to broaden coop. in various fields. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Iran and Armenia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in areas of transit, transportation, facilitation of trade in goods, energy, development of environmental cooperation in Aras area and medical tourism.

x____ (2022-05-13). Iran Oil Show 2022 inaugurated in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The 26th International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition of Iran (Iran Oil Show 2022) was opened at Tehran on Friday in the presence of Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji and senior managers of the oil industry.

x____ (2022-05-13). 25 giant oil projects to become operational this year. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji said that construction operation of a number of 25 giant oil projects will start in the current Iranian calendar year in 1401 (started March 21, 2022).

x____ (2022-05-13). Saudi aggressor coalition brutally tortures, kills Yemenis. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Saudi-led coalition forces brutally tortured 25 Yemeni civilians which resulted in the killing of seven of them, Yemeni Ministry of Health announced on Friday.

x____ (2022-05-13). Iran's Navy escort team foils pirates' attack in Gulf of Aden. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The 80th Naval Fleet of Iran's Navy clashed with pirates on Friday morning after receiving a message that unidentified pirates have attacked an Iranian merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden with the Navy thwarting their attempt.

x____ (2022-05-13). Iran to overhaul Venezuela's El Palito refinery: Official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — National Iranian Oil Engineering & Construction Company, on behalf of National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC), signed a contract for overhauling Venezuelan El Palito Refinery, costing ‚Ǩ110 million.

x____ (2022-05-13). Iran, Tajikistan hold 5th joint consular meeting in Dushanbe. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The 5th Iran-Tajikistan Joint Consular Meeting was held on in Tajik capital of Dushanbe on Thursday.

x____ (2022-05-13). Nakba Day reminiscent of occupation, massacre of Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — May 14, 1948 is reminiscent of occupation, massacre and displacement of main owners of Palestine by usurper regime of Israel and beginning of a systematic process of gross violation of natural and basic rights of Palestinians.

x____ (2022-05-13). Army Air Defense creates new deterrence power for Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Commander of Iran's Army Air Defense Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard said that Army Air Defense has created an active deterrent power in the country.

x____ (2022-05-13). Anti-Russian sanctions to lead collapse of 'US-centric world'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Deputy Chairman of Russia's Security Council Dmitry Medvedev foresees a number of crises and conflicts as a result of anti-Russian sanctions and the failed concept of a "US-centric world."

x____ (2022-05-13). 2nd day of 33rd edition of TIBF. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The second day of 33rd Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) was highly welcomed by book enthusiasts. The exhibition is running at Imam Khomeini Mosalla in Tehran.

noreply (2022-05-13). Sometimes It Is Better To Watch… smoothiex12.blogspot.com even without knowing Ukrainian language. Even Ukie TV cannot hide this anymore. Here are one of the latest "mobilized" personnel of the 72nd Brigade of VSU. They are completely confused, nobody knows where and how they should deploy. The CO, to his greatest credit, tells them to simply "walk away" since nobody has actual list of personnel–this may save their lives.I spoke about a definite trend on accelerating demoralization of VSU in my today's video and, plus, the trend on the acceleration of the collapse of the VSU defenses is also very pronounced now. This whole situation is further confirmed by the so…

Our Reporter (2022-05-13). Parliament summons Aceng over contracts for Covid-19 health workers. plusnews.ug Thomas Tayebwa, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament has directed the Minister of Health to explain to the House why contracts of health workers under the Covid-19 emergency services category were terminated contrary to a presidential directive. In his communication to the Thursday plenary sitting, Tayebwa required Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng to present the statement …

Our Reporter (2022-05-13). Unknown People Demolish Unfinished Chapel; Catechist Admitted in Shock. plusnews.ug Police in Agago district is investigating the demolition of a Catholic Church building in Onudapet Village, Kotomor Sub County, by unknown people. St. Thomas Chapel sat on a one-acre piece of land donated by a faithful, Martin Odur in the 1990s, for the construction of the church. It is not known when the church …

Our Reporter (2022-05-13). Wetland encroachers in Mbarara City given a month to vacate. plusnews.ug More than 1,000 people who have encroached on the Rucheche wetland in Mbarara City have been given one month to voluntary vacate. The encroachers are currently planting rice, tomatoes, and cabbages among other crops in the wetlands. The 150 acres cover three wards of Rukido, Nyarubungo, and Rwakishazis, in Mbarara City South Division. Rucheche is …

____ (2022-05-13). GT: NATO's northward expansion risks turning Europe into powder keg. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Global TimesMay 13, 2022 NATO's northward expansion risks turning Europe into a new powder keg "Finland must apply for NATO membership without delay," Finland's President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin jointly announced on Thursday. A similar announcement will come from Sweden on Sunday. After its eastward expansion, NATO is moving northward, which might …

____ (2022-05-13). NATO marks five years of Baltic battle groups. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ERR NewsMay 12, 2022 NATO eFP Estonia celebrates 5-year anniversary The fifth anniversary parade on May 12, 2022.The fifth anniversary parade on May 12, 2022. Source: Ministry of Defense. Over thousand British, French and Danish forces from NATO's eFP battlegroup in Estonia paraded in Tapa on Thursday to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the start …

____ (2022-05-13). Crimean Tatar leader: Turkey ready to evacuate, shelter Ukrainian troops in Mariupol. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Rustavi2May 13, 2022 Crimean Tartar leader says Turkey outlined plan to evacuate wounded soldiers from Mariupol Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev said that Turkey has suggested a plan to evacuate Ukrainian troops from Mariupol. As per the plan, the evacuated soldiers would remain in Turkey until the end of the war, thus, preventing them from …

____ (2022-05-13). Georgian PM again vows not to be dragged into war by internal, foreign actors. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Rustavi2May 13, 2022 We guarantee the population that there will be no second front in Georgia — Irakli Garibashvili We guarantee the population that there will be no war in the country. Such a statement made today the Prime Minister of Georgia. "It is important for all citizens to have peace and stability in Georgia. …

____ (2022-05-13). NATO announces launching of several large-scale exercises. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOMay 13, 2022 Long-planned NATO exercises across Europe get underway Troops from NATO Allies and partners are taking part in a series of long-planned military exercises stretching from the High North to the Balkans to enhance the readiness and interoperability of NATO forces. Two of the biggest drills, with around 18,000 troops from twenty countries, …

____ (2022-05-13). Turkey to co-produce military drones in Kazakhstan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Daily SabahMay 13, 2022 Turkey to co-produce its Anka drones with Kazakhstan Turkey and Kazakhstan are set to start co-producing drones that were sold to the Central Asian just last year, a statement said Wednesday. Anka, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), will be jointly produced by Turkish and Kazakh experts, according to a statement by …

Roselena Ramirez (2022-05-13). Slim Profits for Colombian Coffee Farmers are Threatening Their Production. america.cgtn.com When people around the world think about coffee, chances are they'll connect a good cup of Joe with the country of Colombia. Experts say Colombia's geography and climate are perfect for growing aromatic and mild-flavored coffee. But as Michelle Begue explains, there are concerns about …

Roselena Ramirez (2022-05-13). What Does it Take for a Cocoa Country to Become a Chocolate One? america.cgtn.com The most refined and expensive chocolates are produced in Europe. But to concoct the perfect truffle, chocolatiers need cocoa. And cocoa comes from Latin America and Africa. Gerry Hadden reports on how cocoa-producing countries are now trying to compete in chocolate's global market.

Roselena Ramirez (2022-05-13). What does it Take to be a Migrant Farmhand? america.cgtn.com It's been a crusade for decades, but farmworkers in the US still struggle to get adequate healthcare or better salaries. Mike Kirsch met with legendary labor activist Dolores Huerta. They spoke about the progress that's been made in protecting almost 3 million farmers. And what still …

Staff (2022-05-13). La tragedia del hotel Saratoga y el rostro solidario de los jóvenes. cubadebate.cu La esperanza es la propia vida aferrándose. Cuando se va, cuando la realidad rompe el hilo fino que la sostiene y la separa de la más absoluta tristeza, no hay modo de que el dolor de perderla no lacere. Porque cuando la esperanza se declara vencida, esa derrota es, de algún modo, para siempre. Y si existe un alivio, es el de saber que toda una ciudad, y lo mejor de su gente, estuvo allí hasta el último minuto para sostenerla.

Staff (2022-05-13). Con Filo: Cumbre borrascosa (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Sobre el manejo mediático de la Cumbre de las Américas, los "horrores del comunismo" que se imparten en las escuelas de la Florida y otros temas que se mueven en la web se habló este jueves en el programa Con Filo.

Staff (2022-05-13). Visita del presidente López Obrador a Cuba: México hace suya la causa cubana. cubadebate.cu Nuestros países han recorrido senderos históricos paralelos y hemos enfrentado solidariamente las injerencias y amenazas externas. Las lecciones aprendidas las compartimos y atesoramos como pueblos hermanos.

Staff (2022-05-13). Benefician servicios de nefrología en Cuba con más de 300 equipos de hemodiálisis. cubadebate.cu La Red Nacional de Nefrología se benefició con la puesta en marcha de 332 equipos de hemodiálisis, gracias a un crédito otorgado por la Agencia Francesa de Desarrollo. Las nuevas máquinas representan un impacto positivo en los 56 servicios de esa especialidad distribuidos por el territorio cubano.

Staff (2022-05-13). Condecoran a campesinos cubanos en acto nacional por aniversario de la ANAP. cubadebate.cu Campesinos cubanos fueron condecorados hoy en un acto nacional en ocasión del aniversario 61 de la Asociación Nacional de Agricultores Pequeños (ANAP), con la presencia de Miguel Díaz Canel Bermúdez, primer secretario del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba y presidente de la República.

Staff (2022-05-13). Jornada resalta rol vital de la enfermería cubana en el sistema nacional de salud. cubadebate.cu La jornada comienza con el Día Internacional de la Enfermería, fecha escogida para conmemorar el natalicio de Florence Nightingale, fundadora de la enfermería moderna, y concluye con el Día de la Enfermería Cubana, a propósito del nacimiento de Victoria Brú Sánchez, primera enfermera cubana mártir.

Staff (2022-05-13). UJC convoca vigilia por las víctimas del accidente en el Hotel Saratoga. cubadebate.cu Para que la luz de ninguno de ellos se apague, haremos una vigilia este viernes 13 de mayo, a partir de las 7: 00 p.m., en el Parque de la Fraternidad. A quienes no puedan llegar, les pedimos que a las 9: 00 p.m. nos acompañen desde sus casas en un sentido minuto de silencio y prendan una luz por las 45 víctimas del Hotel Saratoga, para que estén siempre con nosotros.

Staff (2022-05-13). Aerolínea Conviasa desmiente cancelación de ruta aérea Cuba-Nicaragua. cubadebate.cu La aerolínea venezolana Conviasa desmintió rumores que circulan este viernes en las redes sociales y plataformas digitales sobre la supuesta cancelación de la ruta entre Cuba y Nicaragua. Mediante un comunicado publicado este jueves en su perfil en Twitter, la línea aérea informó que estos vuelos operan con total normalidad.

Staff (2022-05-13). Cuba participará como invitada en la Serie del Caribe de Beisbol. cubadebate.cu La Confederación de Beisbol Profesional del Caribe (CBPC) anunció este viernes que Cuba y Curazao participarán como invitados especiales en la Serie del Caribe de Beisbol de 2023, programada para Caracas en febrero. "Es un hito histórico", dijo el licenciado Juan Francisco Puello Herrera, comisionado de la CBPC, en conferencia de prensa online.

Staff (2022-05-13). Cuba reporta 77 nuevos casos de COVID-19 y 98 altas médicas. cubadebate.cu Al cierre del día de ayer, 12 de mayo, Cuba reportó 77 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 98 altas médicas, según indicó el parte oficial del Ministerio de Salud Pública (Minsap). Además, se encuentran ingresados un total de 2 048 pacientes, sospechosos 1 601, en vigilancia 11 y confirmados activos 436.

Staff (2022-05-13). Cubadisco 2022 anuncia reajustes al programa del evento, debido a accidente en el Saratoga. cubadebate.cu El Comité Organizador de la Feria Internacional de la Música Cubadisco 2022 anunció cambios al programa del evento previsto del 14 al 22 de mayo, en consonancia con las tristes jornadas que vive el país, tras los sucesos ocurridos en el Hotel Saratoga. El evento realizará sus actividades de manera escalonada y se extenderán hasta el 5 de junio.

Staff (2022-05-13). El rublo se convierte en la moneda líder de 2022. cubadebate.cu La divisa rusa reanudó su avance el miércoles con la reapertura de la Bolsa de Moscú tras varios días de vacaciones, y se cotiza a 65.6 rublos contra el dólar. Las tasa está por debajo de los niveles registrados antes del inicio de la operación militar especial y contrasta con el récord de 121.52 rublos en el pico de la presión de las sanciones.

Staff (2022-05-13). El tiempo: Lluvias desde Ciego de àÅvila hasta Guantánamo. cubadebate.cu Será abundante la nubosidad desde Ciego de àÅvila hasta Guantánamo, con algunos chubascos y tormentas eléctricas que se extenderán hasta el anochecer. En el resto amanecerá parcialmente nublado y se nublará en la tarde pero con aisladas lluvias.

Staff (2022-05-13). Idalys Ortiz buscará su quinta medalla olímpica en París 2024. cubadebate.cu Idalys Ortiz aseguró a la Federación Internacional de Judo (IJF, por sus siglas en inglés) que estará lista para competir en los Juegos Olímpicos de París 2024. El sueño de ganar su quinta medalla bajo los cinco aros la impulsó a tomar la decisión. La judoca de más de 78 kilogramos llegaría a la cita parisina con 34 años.

Staff (2022-05-13). Informan sobre pensiones para víctimas de la explosión del Saratoga. cubadebate.cu El Instituto Nacional de Seguridad Social realiza un proceso centralizado de trámite de pensiones provisionales y definitivas, de manera expedita, para todos los trabajadores afectados y familiares de las víctimas del accidente en el hotel Saratoga, sin distinción de derecho a pensión. El proceso de entrega está previsto para junio.

Staff (2022-05-13). Minsap reporta fallecimiento de otra víctima por accidente en el Saratoga: Son 46. cubadebate.cu Como consecuencia de la lamentable explosión en el hotel Saratoga, ocurrida el pasado viernes, hasta las 10: 00 a.m. de este viernes 13 de mayo el conteo de lesionados es de 99, de los que 13 están aún hospitalizados en cinco instituciones de salud habaneras y 40 recibieron el alta médica. La cifra de fallecidos es de 46, informó el Minsap.

Staff (2022-05-13). Presentan libro "Argentina en Fidel Castro" en Feria del Libro de Buenos Aires. cubadebate.cu Una compilación de discursos y reflexiones del líder de la Revolución cubana Fidel Castro (1926-2016) en momentos relevantes de la historia de Argentina y Cuba destaca entre las propuestas de la 46 Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires.

Staff (2022-05-13). Primer ministro sobre la gastronomía: Necesitamos un cambio de mentalidad y control efectivo de la actividad. cubadebate.cu Con un minuto de silencio por las víctimas de la explosión en el hotel Saratoga comenzó el trabajo de la Comisión de Atención a los Servicios previo a la sesión extraordinaria de la Asamblea Nacional. Los diputados analizaron el proceso de perfeccionamiento del sistema de comercio interior iniciado en 2019, que no ha alcanzado los resultados esperados.

Staff (2022-05-13). øQué proyectos de leyes se analizarán en la sesión extraordinaria de la Asamblea Nacional? (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Homero Acosta àÅlvarez, secretario de la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular (ANPP), señaló en la Mesa Redonda que la próxima sesión extraordinaria del parlamento cubano discutirá 8 proyectos de leyes sobre importantes temas que desarrollan a la Constitución aprobada en 2019, algo que no ha tenido precedente en la historia del Parlamento cubano. También se debatirán otros importantes temas de la vida nacional.

Staff (2022-05-13). Realizan misa en Catedral de La Habana, en honor a las víctimas del accidente del Hotel Saratoga (+ Fotos). cubadebate.cu Trabajadores del Hotel Saratoga ofrecieron una misa este jueves en honor a las víctimas del accidente del pasado 6 de mayo. La Catedral de La Habana guardó silencio ante el dolor.

Staff (2022-05-13). Sobresalen en Guantánamo resultados del sistema de áreas protegidas. cubadebate.cu El sistema provincial de áreas protegidas (SPAP) en Guantánamo muestra relevantes resultados en la conservación de suelos, bosques y recursos acuíferos, próximo a la celebración del Día Mundial del Medio Ambiente, el 5 de junio, por iniciativa de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas Son 26 las áreas locales integradas al sistema.

Staff (2022-05-13). Cleric calls for helping gov. in implementing economic plans. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — This weak's Tehran Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami said that President Raeisi's administration is making utmost efforts to help the needy people with the new economic programs.

Staff (2022-05-13). Attack on bus carrying Syrian soldiers leaves many casualties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — A rocket attack on a bus carrying Syrian army troops on in the suburb of the northern city of Aleppo killed 12 people and wounded 14 others, local sources in Syria said on Friday.

Staff (2022-05-13). US seeks to keep Lebanese people starving: Nasrallah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says the US seeks to starve the Lebanese people, while harshly criticizing the certain Arab states for normalizing ties with Israeli regime.

teleSUR -HIM (2022-05-13). Pdte. cubano decreta duelo por víctimas de hotel Saratoga. telesurtv.net Durante el duelo oficial, el cual iniciará a las 06H00 hora local de este viernes 13 de mayo, la bandera deberá izarse a media asta en los edificios públicos e instituciones militares.

teleSUR -lvm-HIM (2022-05-13). Trasladarán a Paraguay cuerpo de fiscal asesinado Marcelo Pecci. telesurtv.net La embajadora de Paraguay en Bogotá, Sophia López Garelli, expresó que representantes consulares se están encargando del proceso de repatriación de Marcelo Pecci.

teleSUR -mcs -HIM (2022-05-13). Venezuela y OPEP acuerdan fortalecer cooperación. telesurtv.net El secretario general de la organización petrolera reconoció que la transformación de la industria venezolana ha sido monumental.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-05-13). Explosión en Pakistán deja dos muertos y 12 heridos. telesurtv.net Se produce en medio de la inestabilidad política que vive el país y recientes ataques violentos de grupos de Baluchistán.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-05-13). Denuncian que ocupantes israelíes atacaron el funeral de periodista palestina asesinada. telesurtv.net Shireen Abu Aqleh fue asesinada el miércoles por efectivos israelíes mientras cubría la nueva ofensiva sionista en el campo de Jenín.

teleSUR, hvh, JDO (2022-05-13). Estalla una motobomba en el municipio colombiano de Caloto. telesurtv.net Se reportan daños en decenas de viviendas producto de la onda expansiva de la motobomba.

teleSUR, hvh, JDO (2022-05-13). Pdte. argentino insta desde Francia a recuperar la paz. telesurtv.net Alberto Fernández abogó por fortalecer la cooperación entre la Unión Europea y la Celac en aras de la seguridad global.

teleSUR, jaa, HIM, PD (2022-05-13). Confirman muerte de periodista Francisca Sandoval en Chile. telesurtv.net Al conocerse de la noticia, varios estudiantes de escuelas de periodismo comenzaron a reunirse en la Plaza Dignidad.

teleSUR, JDO, MER (2022-05-13). Asciende a 45 cifra de fallecidos por explosión en hotel de Cuba. telesurtv.net Las autoridades de Cuba informaron sobre la culminación de las acciones de rescate y salvamento.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-05-13). Armenia y Azerbaiyán van a diálogo sobre seguridad fronteriza. telesurtv.net Comisiones de ambos países se reunirán en Moscú para conversaciones sobre delimitación y seguridad fronteriza.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-05-13). Realizan funeral de la periodista palestina Shirin Abu Akleh. telesurtv.net Al Jazeera sostiene que Abu Akleh fue asesinada por las fuerzas israelíes, que realizaban una redada en Cisjordania.

teleSUR, yart, JGN (2022-05-13). Argentina registra la mayor inflación interanual en 30 años. telesurtv.net Con el aumento de la inflación, grupos sociales y movimientos de izquierda se movilizaron en varios puntos del país.

teleSUR, yart, JGN (2022-05-13). Premier peruano comparece ante Congreso por protestas de abril. telesurtv.net El jefe de Gabinete explicó a los congresistas que recibió un informe de Inteligencia sobre el aumento de la violencia en las protestas de abril.

teleSUR, yart, JGN (2022-05-13). Rusia destruye sistema antiaéreo estadounidense en Ucrania. telesurtv.net Durante la operación especial, el ejército ruso destruyó casi 850 drones ucranianos, así como 165 aviones enemigos.

teleSUR, yart, JGN (2022-05-13). Senadores de EE.UU. llaman a Biden a quitar sanciones a Venezuela. telesurtv.net En la misiva enviada a la Administración Biden, se reconoce el impacto negativo de las medidas coercitivas unilaterales en Venezuela.

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-05-13). Realizan marcha federal piquetera en capital de Argentina. telesurtv.net Las manifestaciones piqueteras iniciaron su periplo el pasado martes en disímiles puntos del país.

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-05-13). Naufragio en costas de Puerto Rico deja al menos 11 fallecidos. telesurtv.net La fuerza costera de la nación estadounidense detalló que hasta el momento se había rescatado a 31 sobrevivientes.

teleSUR- jaa -HIM (2022-05-13). Registran sismos de magnitud 5.5 en Perú y Colombia. telesurtv.net El epicentro del sismo registrado en Colombia fue registrado en la zona del Valle del Cauca.

teleSUR- jaa, JGN (2022-05-13). Rusia programa nueva reunión con Consejo de Seguridad de ONU. telesurtv.net El diplomático indicó que la cita en el máximo órgano ejecutivo de la ONU tiene el propósito de presentar nuevas pruebas sobre programas biológico-militares de EE.UU en Ucrania.

teleSUR- lvm -HIM (2022-05-13). Jubilados manifiestan en Uruguay por aumento de pensiones. telesurtv.net La propuesta de los movilizados se da días posteriores a la presentación de una solicitud al presidente de la República sobre la atención a las demandas.

teleSUR-mcs -HIM (2022-05-13). Europa supera los 2 millones de decesos por Covid-19. telesurtv.net De acuerdo con las autoridades sanitarias, la inmunización de la población contra la pandemia es la mejor manera de salvar vidas, proteger a las comunidades y a los sistemas de salud.

teleSUR-mcs -HIM (2022-05-13). Senado aprueba nueva Ley de Energía en Honduras. telesurtv.net La normativa tiene como objetivos inversiones públicas y reestructuración organizativa de la legislación de la industria eléctrica aprobada en 2014…

____ (2022-05-13). Live updates: Tennessee Nurse RaDonda Vaught sentenced to three years probation, no jail time. wsws.org Hundreds of nurses have arrived in Nashville, Tennessee from throughout the country for the sentencing hearing of RaDonda Vaught, convicted of homicide for a medical mistake that led to the death of Charlene Murphey, one of her patients, in 2017.

____ (2022-05-13). Live updates: Thousands of nurses protest in DC; nurses prepare for sentencing of RaDonda Vaught on Friday. wsws.org Nearly 10,000 nurses and other health care workers from throughout the US participated in the "DC Nurses March" on Thursday, while thousands are converging on Tennessee Friday, the day that nurse RaDonda Vaught will be sentenced.

____ (2022-05-13). School Strike 4 Climate organisers turn Australian youth climate rallies into campaign for Labor-Greens. wsws.org The transformation of the SS4C movement into an election campaign for parties responsible for the climate crisis is the culmination of years of attempts by the organisers to divert the masses of young people behind the political establishment.

____ (2022-05-13). UK mum Sarah Paxman given trial date for stand against COVID-19 infected schools. wsws.org Sarah refused to send her 8-year-old son, Stanley, into school while no mitigations against COVID-19 are in place. She has defiantly pled not guilty, after being charged, despite the threat of a £2,500 fine and a possible jail sentence.

____ (2022-05-13). Australia: Workers and youth support SEP election campaign. wsws.org "I support what the SEP says. Workers need to organise to fight for what we need, and to unite internationally." – Elizabeth, NSW Central Coast…

____ (2022-05-13). New South Korean president lines up behind US war drive. wsws.org While the focus has been on North Korea, Seoul is preparing for US-led wars with Russia and China.

____ (2022-05-13). Strike by Ontario construction workers for wage increases expands to include 43,000 workers. wsws.org The workers' struggle coincides with walkouts by other sections of workers across North America to demand wage increases that keep pace with inflation, including agricultural equipment workers in Iowa and Wisconsin, nurses in California, and grocery warehouse workers in Ontario.

____ (2022-05-13). Senate Democrats hold phony vote on abortion rights legislation. wsws.org The Senate consideration of the Women's Health Protection Act was entirely for show, with its failure known in advance to all participants.

____ (2022-05-13). Swiss-Russian virtuoso musician Alexander Boldachev excluded from Dutch Harp Festival. wsws.org Bowing to the poisonous campaign against everyone and everything Russian, the 2022 Dutch Harp Festival "postponed" the appearance of virtuoso harpist Alexander Boldachev.

____ (2022-05-13). Let them cook cake: UK Conservative MP blames foodbank use on workers' lack of budgeting and catering skills. wsws.org The fact that the Johnson government feels no compulsion to make any concessions to alleviate the growth of inequality and absolute poverty—even from the standpoint of self-preservation—is the greatest indictment of the Labour Party and the trade unions.

____ (2022-05-13). Arizona executes disabled, mentally ill man. wsws.org Clarence Dixon, 66, was killed by lethal injection on Wednesday morning despite being previously declared legally insane.

____ (2022-05-13). Reject Unite's latest sell-out pay deal at Arriva London South bus company! Form rank-and-file strike committees! wsws.org Less than 24 hours after Wednesday's one-day strike brought services at Arriva South to a near standstill, Unite scurried into talks with company executives. The deal they cobbled together is an insult.

____ (2022-05-13). Astronomers publish first imagery of Milky Way's central supermassive black hole. wsws.org The latest black hole image from the Event Horizon Telescope is further evidence that globally organized observational astronomy involving vast quantities of data and their coordination is becoming increasingly routine.

____ (2022-05-13). Northern Ireland elections deepen crisis of British imperialism. wsws.org There is no solution to the problems facing the working class that does not challenge the capitalist profit system and the division of the world into hostile nation states…

____ (2022-05-13). Mixed results for Trump-endorsed candidates in Nebraska and West Virginia primary elections. wsws.org Trump-backed Alex Mooney unseated the establishment candidate in West Virginia's Second Congressional District primary, while the Trump-favored Charles Herbster failed to secure the nomination for the Republican candidate for governor in Nebraska.

____ (2022-05-13). Sri Lankan President Rajapakse installs Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister to enforce austerity dictates of the US and IMF. wsws.org The president and his new government must go! The way forward for the working class is through building action committees, mobilising its industrial and political strength, and fighting for socialist policies.

____ (2022-05-13). Wage suppression: The international strategy of finance capital. wsws.org The eruption of the wages issue in the Australian election campaign is part of an international process as central banks, the representatives of finance capital, demand that wage increases be forcibly suppressed through the lifting of interest rates, inducing a recession if that proves necessary.

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