2022-05-18: News Headlines

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-18). United States Bioweapons Developments in Ukraine May Prove a Fatal Mistake. libya360.wordpress.com James ONeill What is now emerging into full view is the development of bio weapons in Ukraine by the Americans. This program has been in existence for a number of years, organised by the leadership of the Democratic Party who in turn benefited from company donations from the principal organisers of the program. These companies…

Editor2 (2022-05-18). The Black Alliance for Peace Calls on Latin American and Caribbean Nations to Boycott the Summit of the Americas (Statement). orinocotribune.com 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 Summit. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, stated that his country "does not believe in the policy of ostracising Cuba and Venezuela." | RELATED CONTEN…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-18). Why is the US Trying to Provoke a Conflict on the Afghanistan—Tajikistan Border? libya360.wordpress.com Valery Kulikov Ever since the withdrawal of the last US troops from Afghanistan and the fall of the country to the Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation), Washington has been unable to come to terms with the loss of its influence in the region. It is therefore doing all it can to…

amarynth (2022-05-18). Sitrep Operation Z: NATO surrenders in Azovstal. thesaker.is For the Saker Blog by Saker Staff with thanks to Pepe Escobar for that prescient title Nazi Azovites &#1 ; from rats in a hole to fish in a barrel &#1 ;…



Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-18). The New White Supremacist Consensus Part Two: Shootings in Buffalo Solidify the Consensus. libya360.wordpress.com Ajamu Baraka Buffalo shooter Payton Gendron wore the black sun insignia used by Ukraine's neo-Nazi Azov Battalion The latest mass shooter in Buffalo, New York was clearly a racist, and identified with Ukrainian and other neo-Nazis. But white supremacy has a stronger hold on European and U.S. society than is commonly acknowledged. The avowed racist…

William Rivers Pitt (2022-05-18). Pennsylvania's GOP Nominee for Governor Is Arguably the Scariest Man in Politics. truthout.org Tuesday's big GOP primary day has come and gone, and one terrifying threat to the republic has been replaced by another. Madison Cawthorn, the GQ model and pocket Nazi for North Carolina's 11th district, was narrowly defeated in the primary by Chuck Edwards, a three-term GOP state senator, largely thanks to the efforts of conservative Sen. Thom Tillis, who had endured more than enough of




Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). Military Situation In Iraq On May 18, 2020 (Map Update). southfront.org

Anonymous587 (2022-05-18). Potential Exchange Of Azov As Path To Russia's Defeat. southfront.org Surrender of wounded Azov members | On May 11, 2022, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk announced upcoming negotiations on the exchange of severely wounded members of the Azov national battalion blocked in Mariupol for Russian prisoners of war. This decision caused widespread criticism from citizens of both Russia and other countries of the world that support the "denazification" of Ukraine. This is not surprising, since it is the Azov battalion that is the main unit that professes the ideology of…



Kit Klarenberg (2022-05-18). Leaked emails expose UK Home Secretary Priti Patel's connection to MI6-style 'research and influence operation'. thegrayzone.com A deeply anti-democratic MI6-linked cabal's apparent influence on Priti Patel raises serious questions about her fitness to rule on Julian Assange's extradition to the US. Cabal now managing MI6-inspired "research and influence operation" Effort may be funded by intelligence agency actors British Home Secretary implicated in plot Green advocates and perceived Chinese agents targeted Home Office infiltrated by cabal's civil service mole Cabal seeks to seize power over energy policy and "displace" government minister British Home Secretary Priti Patel is …

_____ (2022-05-18). Swarms Of Israeli Bots Are Crippling Pro-Palestinian Twitter Accounts. popularresistance.org "These accounts were following the exact same people that were tweeting about Palestine, but from France or Francophone accounts that work on Palestine," Razek said of her new followers. | The advocacy director of RƒÅbet, the Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy's digital platform, became wary of the issue after Abier Khateb, a grants manager at Open Society Foundations, reported mass followings as well. | Razek told MintPress News that she began individually reporting each account as fake but kept her own account open — lest she let the alleged bots win. But after a few days, Razek made her…

_____ (2022-05-18). What Is Offensive, What Is Defensive, In The Ukraine Conflict? popularresistance.org An important aspect of debate on conflicts relates to identifying offensive and defensive forces as this has important implications for ethical aspects and the moral strength commanded by contending sides. | In the Ukraine conflict there are many complexities, but perhaps such identification can become becomes easier if we follow Prof. Richard Falk in seeing the Ukraine war in terms of not one but three wars—Russia vs. Ukraine, USA vs. Russia and Western Ukraine vs. Eastern Ukraine. | If Russia vs. Ukraine war is seen to be starting from February 24 2022, then clearly Russia is in the offensive position in…

Editor (2022-05-18). NATO begins military drills near Russian border. mronline.org Troops from 14 countries, including the United States, Sweden, Finland, and Ukraine, are participating in massive exercises in Estonia.

Editor (2022-05-18). NDP onboard with Cons, Liberals in warmongering over Ukraine. mronline.org Canada's "left wing" party is openly opposed to negotiating an end to the war in Ukraine.

Editor (2022-05-18). The war against food—who is to blame. mronline.org This week President Joseph Biden stopped at an Illinois farm to say he's going to help the Ukraine ship 20 million tonnes of wheat and corn out of storage into export, thereby relieving grain shortages in the international markets and lowering bread prices around the world.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-18). 16 Lies the U.S. Government Tells America About the Ukraine War. libya360.wordpress.com Richard Ochs In any war, the first casualty is truth. Here are the biggest lies: 1. "Ukraine is a democracy" Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky banned all opposition parties and banned the use of Russian as a second state language. Why did he violate his 2019 campaign promise to stop the genocidal killing of thousands in…

____ (2022-05-18). First minister, SNP leader wants Scotland to be NATO's 33rd member. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Assuming Austria, Bosnia, Cyprus, Georgia, Ireland, Kosovo, Malta, Moldova, Switzerland and Ukraine aren't inducted before Scotland. Associated PressMay 17, 2022 AP Interview: Scottish leader stresses independence, NATO Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said in an interview Tuesday that Europe's crisis over Russia's war in Ukraine only makes Scotland's drive for independence more important, and maintained Scotland …

Staff (2022-05-18). Kremlin says Ukraine 'lacks will' to continue peace talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The Kremlin on Wednesday said that Kyiv authorities don't want to continue the peace talks which started.

Lindsay Owens, Hebah Kassem (2022-05-18). As Big Oil Makes Record Profits—US Congress Needs to Stop the Profiteering at the Pump. commondreams.org High gas prices, climate change, and the war in Ukraine share a common cause.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On May 18, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). Military Situation In Ukraine On May 18, 2022 (May Update). southfront.org

Staff (2022-05-18). What You Need to Know About ACLU Artist Ambassadors, Including Amber Heard. aclu.org For over 100 years, the ACLU has fought to protect the constitutional rights and freedoms of all people. We do this through litigation, advocacy, and public education, which is what the ACLU Artist Ambassador Program is all about — working with artists of all disciplines who want to use their platforms for good to put a spotlight on pressing civil liberties and civil rights issues. | During the current defamation lawsuit between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, some have claimed that the ACLU made Ms. Heard an ambassador for gender justice and wrote an op-ed on her behalf in exchange for her pledge to donate…

Andreína Chávez Alava (2022-05-18). Venezuela to Engage with Oil Companies as Washington Eases Restrictions. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela's government and opposition confirmed preparations to restart talks in Mexico with US sanctions relief on the horizon.

amarynth (2022-05-18). Toward a Theory of Impossibility: Column Upends Science. thesaker.is By Fred Reed for the Saker Blog In today's column, we will revolutionize science, and establish that much of what we believe, at least regarding living things, is at best…

HERB (2022-05-18). Moveable Feast Cafe 2022/05/18 … Open Thread. thesaker.is 2022/05/18 12: 00: 02Welcome to the 'Moveable Feast Cafe'. The 'Moveable Feast' is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of…

Editor (2022-05-18). Massacre in Buffalo Exposes Rotten Core of White Supremacy in US. scheerpost.com The Tops supermarket on Jefferson Avenue in the Cold Spring section of Buffalo, New York, as seen on a February 2022 afternoon. (Photo via: Andre Carrotflower) | By Natalia Marques / On Saturday, May 14, white supremacist Peyton Gendron drove 200 miles from his home in Conklin, NY, to open fire in the only supermarket in the Black neighborhood of East Buffa…

_____ (2022-05-18). Biodiversity Solutions Also Fight Climate Change. popularresistance.org Mass extinction lurks beneath the surface of the sea. That was the dire message from a study published in April in the journal Science, which found that continuing to emit greenhouse gases unchecked could trigger a mass die-off of ocean animals that rivals the worst extinction events in Earth's history. | The findings serve as just the latest reminder that climate change and biodiversity loss are interconnected crises — even if they're rarely addressed in tandem by policymakers. | Toward that point, the Science study came with a dose of hopeful news: Action to curb greenhouse gas emissions and keep warming…

_____ (2022-05-18). For Biden's Summit Of The Americas, Obama's Handshake With Raúl Castro Shows the Way. popularresistance.org On May 16, the Biden administration announced new measures to "increase support for the Cuban people." They included easing travel restrictions and helping Cuban-Americans support and connect with their families. They mark a step forward but a baby step, given that most U.S. sanctions on Cuba remain in place. Also in place is a ridiculous Biden administration policy of trying to isolate Cuba, as well as Nicaragua and Venezuela, from the rest of the hemisphere by excluding them from the upcoming Summit of the Americas that will take place in June in Los Angeles. | This is the first time since its inaugural gatheri…

_____ (2022-05-18). July 30 — March For Medicare For All. popularresistance.org Washington, DC – The grassroots, volunteer led activist group March for Medicare for All returns to Washington D.C. on Medicare's birthday for their National Day of Action. | March for Medicare for All demands national improve Medicare for All and rejects the privatization of healthcare in America. | Last summer, March for Medicare for All launched in 56 different locations all the same day. This year, the primary focus will be on the nation's capital. On Saturday, July 30 at 10: 30 am, marchers will meet at the southeastern corner of The Ellipse off of Constitution Ave., NW, between 15th St, NW and 17th St, NW.

_____ (2022-05-18). Massacre In Buffalo Highlights The Legacy Of Racist Violence. popularresistance.org A white racist gunman targeted and killed ten African Americans in a supermarket in an African American community in Buffalo, New York. | The 18-year-old shooter, Payton Gendron, has been heavily influenced by the white supremacist ideology of replacement theory which encourages violent attacks against African Americans and other nationalities in the United States. | According to reports, Gendron drove more than 200 miles in New York state to this location where on several occasions, he visited the store in order to map out his murderous attacks against innocent people. One witness said that he had talked to Gend…

_____ (2022-05-18). Only A People's Monetary Reset Can Prevent A Feudalistic Technocracy. popularresistance.org Fortunately for the United States, our national debt is in U.S. dollars. As former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan once observed, "The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that. So there is zero probability of default." | Paying government debt by just printing the money was the innovative solution of the cash-strapped American colonial governments. The problem was that it tended to be inflationary. The paper scrip they issued was considered an advance against future taxes, but it was easier to issue the money than to tax it back, and over-issuing devalued the curr…

_____ (2022-05-18). Oregon Starbucks Workers Go On Strike Against Union Busting. popularresistance.org Starbucks workers at a location in Eugene, Oregon went on strike on Tuesday to protest the union busting at their location and the unlawful firing of three organizers. | The workers at this Starbucks store voted 17-0 in favor of unionizing. They are part of the massive Starbucks unionization wave, with 70 other stores nationwide winning union elections and over 250 stores filing to unionize. Starbucks, however, is doing everything it can to stop this wave. As Starbucks Workers United described in a statement: "Starbucks has continued to cut workers' hours, coerce them into voting against union representation by m…

_____ (2022-05-18). Rapid Grocery Delivery Service Buyk Accused Of Wage Theft. popularresistance.org In early March, 28-year-old Michael Perez received an alarming email from one of his co-workers at Buyk, the Russian-funded, New York City-based ultra-fast grocery app. | Because of the severe sanctions against Russia, the letter announced, the company had lost access to its investors and was forced to furlough 98 percent of its workforce. For Perez, the letter was just one more disappointment in a long string he had experienced working for the company. | "I was at a loss of words, to be honest," said Perez, who worked as a delivery person. "I try to make the best with the company, but I just kept getting disappo…

_____ (2022-05-18). Trial Of Ola Bini Resumes In Ecuador. popularresistance.org The much-awaited trial of Swedish software developer and digital rights activist Ola Bini resumed in Ecuador on Monday, May 16. The current leg of the trial against Bini is continuing with the proceedings from an earlier three-day session that was held in January this year. The ongoing session will be on till Friday, May 20 and is expected to conclude the trial portion of the proceedings. | The trial began after more than five hours of delay as the translator assigned for Bini arrived late to the court due to a reported misunderstanding. Bini has been charged with one count of illegal, non-consensual access to a…

Jim Hightower (2022-05-18). Lift the Supreme Court's Veil of Secrecy. otherwords.org When Supreme Court member Sam Alito's secret plan for canceling the constitutional right of people to end their pregnancies leaked to the public, Republican politicos went ballistic. | Not over this attack on liberty. Over the leak. | Republican Chief Justice John Roberts called the unauthorized disclosure an "affront" to the majesty of the Supreme Court. Likewise, Republican congressional leaders have furiously demanded to know who leaked the text and why! | Way beyond their political screeching and posturing, however, a Pennsylvania woman quietly wrote a letter to the New York Times that calmly posed more hones…

Julie Hollar (2022-05-18). If You Watch TV or Use the Internet, You Want a Functional FCC. otherwords.org Most Americans don't think much about the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC. But if you watch TV, use the internet, or own a phone, it plays a major role in your life. | The FCC regulates the airwaves, including the corporations that own your local TV and radio stations. And it plays an important role in making sure the Internet is open, free, secure, and accessible to all — or not. | The FCC is currently deadlocked with four members. Without a fifth, the agency is largely nonfunctional —which is just peachy for the corporations it's meant to regulate. | President Biden has nominated open medi…

Peter Certo (2022-05-18). In OtherWords: May 18, 2022. otherwords.org It's been a week of difficult news. This week in OtherWords, our authors do their best to help make sense of it. | In the wake of the racist mass murder in Buffalo, Meanwhile, as the U.S. death toll from COVID-19…

Benay Blend (2022-05-18). 'If Only the Natives Had Stayed Silent': On Responding to Settler Colonialism. orinocotribune.com By Benay Blend &#1 ; May 12, 2022 | In an American History class that I taught at the local community college, a student made a comment that has stayed with me all these years. To paraphrase, he explained that if Native Americans had just accepted their colonized position without fighting back, there would have been no massacres of Indians. | That refusal to recognize the right of the colonized to resist makes its way into contemporary thinking, including the supposedly well-informed. Very often there is no context, no background history to explain why the oppressed resist. Instead, the journalist, academic, or w…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-05-18). Remember the Maine: The Alleged Russian Atrocity at Bucha Looks Like Another in a Long Line of False Pretexts for War. orinocotribune.com By Jeremy Kuzmarov — May 13, 2022 | Unproven massacre by Russian troops in Bucha was used to compel passage of Ukrainian Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022 and escalate US military intervention. | From the sinking of the USS Maine to the infamous Gulf of Tonkin incident to the chemical weapons attacks in Syria that were falsely blamed on Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, the American public has routinely been fed disinformation in an effort to get them to support wars of aggression on the principle that they are being fought in self-defense. | The alleged massacre by Russian troops in Bucha, a town 63 ki…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-05-18). Mexico Talks Set to Resume (+Alex Saab). orinocotribune.com With the search for new approaches, a preparatory meeting was held to resume the dialogue between the Venezuelan government and a portion of the opposition in Mexico, also known as the Mexico Talks, reported the president of Venezuela's National Assembly, Jorge Rodríguez. | The deputy shared through his Twitter account a photograph from a meeting held with Gerardo Blyde, the spokesperson designated by the opposition to head the delegation at the negotiating table. | "In my capacity as representative of the delegation of the Venezuelan government for the dialogue processes, I have held a meeting with Gerardo Blyde…

Misión Verdad (2022-05-18). Reasons and Implications in Sale of Venezuelan Public Companies Shares. orinocotribune.com By Mision Verdad &#1 ; May 17, 2022 | Last week, President Nicolás Maduro Amongst the companies mentioned by President Maduro to go public are: public telecommunications companies CANTV and Movilnet, Pequiven petrochemical company, a series of joint venture oil and gas subsidiaries, and a number of compa…

Misión Verdad (2022-05-18). Who is Guaidó's Cousin Who Proposed to Assassinate Maduro in a Meeting with Trump? orinocotribune.com Juan Víctor Salcedo Márquez, Juan Guaidó's cousin who suggested to Donald Trump a plan to kidnap and assassinate President Nicolás Maduro, manages a production company called Qta. 14, which was established in Boston in 2018. This was reported by the Venezuelan investigative news website La Tabla. | El

scorinoco (2022-05-18). The Russian Perspective isn't 'Propaganda'. orinocotribune.com By Deborah L. Armstrong — May 12, 2022 | Dismissing Russia's viewpoint is dangerous and undemocratic. | Americans pride themselves on their "free press" despite the fact that their press is not really "free." The fact that it's controlled by corporations does not make it any more "free" than it would be if it was controlled by the state. | Yet that belief in a "free press" persists, and so does the belief that a free press is something only found in the "free world"—that is, the United States and its allies. The rest of the world doesn't have a free press, according to this belief. Those poor wretches…

Staff (2022-05-18). Mali Coup d'État Thwarted by Wagner Group's Russian Fighters. orinocotribune.com Mali has informed of the failed coup attempt and the role that the Russian private military company Wagner played in disrupting said plot. | On Monday, May 16, the government of Mali announced that on May 12 a group of local soldiers, foreign mercenaries and units from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member countries tried to organize a coup in the African country. | However, according to various reports, thanks to soldiers from the private military company Wagner stationed in Mali, the coup attempt was thwarted. | According to the Malian government statement, those involved in the coup have been ar…

Staff (2022-05-18). Venezuela Confirms US Authorized Oil Corporations to 'Negotiate & Restart Operations'. orinocotribune.com The Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, confirmed this Tuesday, May 17, that the US government authorized US and European oil companies to "negotiate and restart operations" in the South American country, amid a complex package of sanctions imposed by Washington against the Venezuelan people for over a decade. | "The Bolivarian government of Venezuela has verified and confirmed the news published to the effect that the United States of America has authorized US and European oil companies to negotiate and restart operations in Venezuela," Rodríguez wrote via Twitter. | The senior official pointed out tha…

Editor (2022-05-18). Evo Morales urges Bolivia to withdraw from OAS as more Presidents look to skip Latin American Summit. mronline.org Bolivian ex-President Evo Morales suggested Sunday that his country should leave the Organization of American States, the international organization that Morales says "provoked" the 2019 coup d'etat against him.

Editor (2022-05-18). No half measures, cancel all student loan debt. mronline.org The material benefits of this pause to student loan payments are not something to be taken lightly. But considering the pause has clearly helped borrowers survive, the question for the Biden administration is simple: Why not make it permanent, and cancel all student debt?>

Ann Brown (2022-05-18). Crypto Is Not Private Or Anonymous: Here Are The IRS Weapons To Track Crypto Holdings And Activity. moguldom.com Anonymity is one of the reasons many crypto enthusiasts say they favor digital assets but it turns out crypto is not private or anonymous — just ask the Internal Revenue Service. The tax agency is tracking your crypto holdings and activities. Most federal law enforcement agencies employ experts adept at tracing cryptocurrency, and they're using …

Ann Brown (2022-05-18). Calls Go Out On Twitter For FBI To Question Christian Preacher Who Threatened Another MAGA Insurrection: 'You Can't Be Christian And A Democrat'. moguldom.com Tennessee pastor Greg Locke recently threatened another MAGA insurrection, declaring to his congregation, "You ain't seen insurrection yet." Evoking the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, the pastor at Global Vision Bible Church made the inflammatory statement on May 15 during a sermon in Mount Juliet, 17 miles east of downtown …

Ann Brown (2022-05-18). Pro-Reparations Summer Lee Wins Pennsylvania DNC Primary, Fights Off Heavy AIPAC Funding, Dem Party Establishment. moguldom.com Former labor organizer Summer Lee, 34, came out on top in the Pennsylvania 12th Congressional District Democratic primary on May 17, narrowly leading against DNC establishment favorite Steve Irwin in a tight race. While the race is still too close to call, the pro-reparations progressive candidate Lee, 34, has declared victory. Irwin, a 62-year-old business and …

Ann Brown (2022-05-18). Who Is Cicley Gay? New BLM Board Chair Leans Into Accountability Questions And Future Of BLM. moguldom.com Amid the controversy over the use of millions of dollars in donations, Black Lives Matter quietly changed its leadership staff. Philanthropic strategist Cicley Gay has stepped in as the activist organization's new chairwoman. Black Lives Matter co-founder and former executive director Patrisse Cullors stepped down in May 2021 as questions arose over her using $6 …

Dana Sanchez (2022-05-18). Walmart Stock Falls 11 Percent In A Single Day: 'We See Switching From Gallons Of Milk To Half Gallons'. moguldom.com The stock price for the world's second-largest retailer, Walmart, fell by 11 percent on Tuesday, May 17, after the company reported lower-than-expected earnings in the first quarter — its worst single-session decline since 1987 — as rising costs for food, fuel and wages weighed on profits. While Walmart's revenue was up 3 percent in Q1, …

Dana Sanchez (2022-05-18). Target Stock Crashes 25% After Walmart Crash: What Are Big Retailers Saying About Inflation And The Coming Downturn? moguldom.com Target, the eighth-largest retail chain in the U.S., saw its stock plunge 25 percent on Wednesday after announcing a drop in profit for the first quarter of 2022. Its results were "eerily similar" to the top U.S. retailer Walmart, whose Q1 earnings were reported Tuesday, helping to push its stock price down 11 percent. Walmart …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-18). Are Toxic, Hyper-Trauma Social Media Keeping You Distracted, Depressed And Sick? moguldom.com Heavy social media use has been linked to depression, anxiety, illness and lack of focus, according to several studies. Users who took a one-week break from social media experienced reduced depression and anxiety, according to a study published on May 6, Bloomberg reported. Researchers at the University of Bath followed 154 people age 18 to …

Kevin Mwanza (2022-05-18). Morgan Stanley And Goldman Sachs Put Out Bearish Research Notes On American Stock Market. moguldom.com After bouncing on Tuesday, the U.S. stock market traded sharply lower on Wednesday, May 18 as retail giants Walmart and Target reported lower-than-expected first-quarter earnings. U.S. stocks could correct further amid mounting concerns over slowing growth and lower earnings, according to analysts at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. The stock market has had one of …

Kevin Mwanza (2022-05-18). American Deaths From Covid Cross 1 Million: Will There Ever Be Accountability? moguldom.com Covid deaths have surpassed 1 million Americans, making the U.S. the first country in the world to reach the dreaded milestone of reported cases, according to a May 12 announcement by President Joe Biden. The death toll raises the question of whether there will be an inquiry into the deaths, the worst ever tragedy in …

Yasmin Abusayma (2022-05-18). May assault turned lifelong dream into nightmare. electronicintifada.net A Gaza-based writer moved into her first home with her husband in May 2021, only to experience the horror of Israeli attacks around them.

____ (2022-05-18). Global military, defense leaders attending Hawaii conference include army chiefs of 3 ASEAN nations, Mongolia, Australia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Hawaii News NowMay 17, 2022 Military heads from the around the globe gather in Hawaii for defense conference Military service members from around the globe are attending the Association of the U.S. Army's LANPAC Symposium and Expo at the Sheraton Waikiki this week. About 2,000 U.S. and foreign military leaders and defense contractors are there, …

| Reuters | (2022-05-18). US-Taliban deal biggest factor in collapse of Afghan forces, watchdog says. tribune.com.pk The biggest factor that led to the collapse of the Afghan military in August last year was the U.S. decision to withdraw forces and contractors from Afghanistan through an agreement with the Taliban signed by the Trump administration and executed by the Biden administration, a U.S. watchdog report concluded. | The withdrawal "destroyed" the morale of the Afghan military as it was dependent on U.S. military support, according to an assessment by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, which was made public late Tuesday. | "SIGAR found that the single most important factor in the…

It's Going Down (2022-05-18). "On Many Fronts": Why One Atlanta Resident Is Fighting to Stop Cop City. itsgoingdown.org On Tuesday, May 17th, Atlanta police, backed by a phalanx of other state and federal law enforcement, including "DeKalb Police, the Georgia State Patrol, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation," invaded the Weelaunee forest, also known as the Atlanta forest. In the face of militant resistance, police cut down trees…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-18). Alabama Congresswomen Sewell Announces National Park Service Success. indybay.org As we prepare to host The World Conference of Mayors, Inc., Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance to San Diego, California the blessed news as we ramp up our National Campaign for Rosa Louise McCauley Parks Day of Observance…

National Mobilization for ReproductiveJustice (2022-05-18). Taking It To the Streets for Reproductive Justice for ALL! indybay.org Tye-Leigha from the National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice making the connections to how the attack on Roe v. Wade is connected to attacks on trans folk, people of color, and marginalized folks. | Video 1: 22…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-18). Paykan advances to Asian Club Volleyball C'ships semifinals. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Iran's Paykan trounced Iraqi side Erbil Sport Club on Wednesday to advance to the 2022 Asian Men's Club Volleyball Championship semifinals.

Youth v Apocalypse, etc (2022-05-18). Saturday 5/21: Anti-Chevron Day! indybay.org Chevron Richmond Refinery – Gate 14…

Chris Walker (2022-05-18). Madison Cawthorn Loses GOP Primary Election, Is Out of Running for 2022 Midterms. truthout.org United States Congressman Madison Cawthorn (R-North Carolina) has lost his bid to remain in office for another term in Tuesday's primary election. He lost to Chuck Edwards, a three-term GOP state senator. | Edwards narrowly defeated Cawthorn, Cawthorn conceded to Edwards on Tuesday evenin…

imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-18). Great Exhibition Road Festival returns this summer, celebrating arts and science. imperial.ac.uk Exhibition Road will host a vibrant festival next month, celebrating the ideas, people and communities that are changing our world.

____ (2022-05-18). Iran eyes broadening trade-economic ties with Oman: TPO chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Head of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPO) emphasized the need for promoting trade and economic ties as well as strengthening infrastructures with Sultanate of Oman.

Staff (2022-05-18). UN special rapporteur urges US to lift unilateral sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The UN special rapporteur called on the US to immediately lift unilateral sanctions against the Iranian people according to international laws, stressing that Iranian assets blocked in some countries must be released.

| Reuters | (2022-05-18). Sri Lanka to default on debt, no money for fuel, minister says. tribune.com.pk Sri Lanka is expected to be placed into default by rating agencies on Wednesday after the non-payment of coupons on two of its sovereign bonds, while the energy minister said the country had run out of money to pay for fuel. | An economic crisis unprecedented in the country's history since independence in 1948 has led to a critical shortage of foreign exchange, that saw it miss two coupon payments on sovereign bonds on April 18. | Sri Lanka has already said it is unable to make the coupon payments, and a 30-day grace period ends on Wednesday. | S&P has said the ratings on the bonds, maturing in 2023 and 2028,…

Central Coast Rising (2022-05-18). Monterey Rallies for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Beautiful, historic Colton Hall was the setting for an event in Monterey that drew supporters on a day of action that may well go down in history. It was built in 1849 to be a public school and town meeting hall.

Mericia, Janet, Kelly, Chabeli,, Josh (2022-05-18). Rental Housing Costs Impact on Sonoma County. indybay.org Several interviews were conducted, and data was collected from 13 residents who reside in Sonoma County and 7 experts who work within the rental housing market in Sonoma County.

Staff (2022-05-18). 'No one is home' to vie at Nickel Independent Film Festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Written and directed by Meysam Shamsi, the Iranian short film 'No one is home' is set to be screened at Canada's Nickel Independent Film Festival.

Anti Police-Terror Project & CRC (2022-05-18). Wednesday 5/18: Solidarity With Buffalo from Oakland, California – A Vigil & Healing Circle. indybay.org Oscar Grant Plaza, outside of Oakland City Hall, Oakland CA, 94642…

Group 4 (2022-05-18). Diversion Program Impacts on Recidivism Rates In Sonoma County. indybay.org Our research examines how youth diversion programs are positively impacting recidivism rates among Sonoma County.

Chris Walker (2022-05-18). Anticipating "Roe's" Dismantling, Michigan Judge Blocks 1931 Anti-Abortion Law. truthout.org A judge in Michigan has placed an injunction on a 1931 anti-abortion law in the state, finding it noncompliant with the state constitution's protections for bodily autonomy. | Michigan Court of Claims Judge Elizabeth Gleicher Conservative justices of th…

____ (2022-05-18). Iran, Turkmenistan mull over boosting electricity trade. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Iran and Turkmenistan discussed ways to expand the electricity swap.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-18). Sultan of Oman calls for approving maritime deal with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tarik has called for the approval of a cooperation agreement with Iran in the field of maritime transportation.

Staff (2022-05-18). Nine dead after explosion in Nigeria's Kano. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Nine people were killed after a gas cylinder explosion led to the collapse of a building close to a popular market in Nigeria's northern state of Kano, the national emergency service and witnesses said.

Brett Wilkins (2022-05-18). Ahead of House Vote, Analysis Details How Big Oil Price Gouging Rewards Wall Street. commondreams.org "Congress has a narrow window of opportunity to stop profiteering at the pump and secure a more stable, sustainable future for all. It's time to act—before it's too late."

imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-18). Monkeypox outbreak – an Imperial expert explains. imperial.ac.uk The UK Health Security Agency is investigating four new cases of monkeypox in the UK. There are now a total of six confirmed cases.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). Sweden And Finland Apply To Join NATO. Military Equipment Moving Towards Russian Border. southfront.org

Students for a Democratic Society (2022-05-18). Monday 5/16: Defend Roe v. Wade. indybay.org Meet by the Olympic Power Statue at San Jose State University.

Julia Conley (2022-05-18). Plan to Discharge Fukushima Water Into Pacific Gets OK From Regulators. commondreams.org The discharge could release a number of radioactive isotopes into the Pacific Ocean, critics say.

Staff (2022-05-18). Russian naval ships practice missile fire off Pacific coast. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The Pacific Fleet's missile corvettes Inei and Smerch practised missile and artillery fire during drills off the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Fleet Spokesman Captain 3rd Rank Ilya Kolesnikov said on Wednesday.

4reproductiverights (2022-05-18). Look Who's Marching in Mountain View. indybay.org March starting point was Caltrain Station and ending point was Gateway Park. Time to line the ECR! | Mountain View, CA…

Amy Goodman (2022-05-18). Democratic Leadership Sided With Corporatists to Fight Progressives in Primaries. truthout.org We look at the Democratic Party's opposition to progressive challengers such as Nina Turner, former Ohio state senator who earlier this month lost her congressional primary challenge after facing massive spending and attacks by super PACs. Turner says the corporate wing of the Democratic Party seeks to consolidate the existing leadership's power while shutting down champions of progressive policies like Medicare for All. "The Democratic Party as a whole has to make a decision: Is it the party of the corporatists, or is it the party of the people?" says Turner. | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Co…

Gustav Viktor Smigielski, Heinrich Frei (2022-05-18). The Great Reboot and Investing in Death. indybay.org The World Economic Forum (WEF) continues to propagate a highly hierarchized society in which the most powerful actors decide how society should develop – far removed from democratic processes. The class of owners wants to expand its influence through the corporations it owns and make it quasi-legal. The US is now spending $100K per minute on new nuclear weapons!

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-18). Iran-Ghana annual trade could reach $1 billion. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The volume of economic cooperation and trade exchanges between Iran and Ghana will reach one billion dollars by the time the eighth meeting joint economic summit is held, according to the Iranian agriculture minister Wedneday.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-18). Turkey blocks negotiations on Finland, Sweden's NATO entry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Turkey has blocked NATO's decision to process requests by Finland and Sweden to join the bloc, media have reported.

____ (2022-05-18). Iran determined to enhance trade coop. with African states. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Iranian ambassadors to African states in an online meeting with Iran Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy explored avenues for resolving barriers to the growth of country's economic cooperation with African countries.

Art Persyko (2022-05-18). Tuesday 5/17: Unmet Needs of SF's Homeless Seniors: What to do? indybay.org us02web.zoom.us/j/85293012012?pwd=V2RYQ2…; Meeting ID: 852 9301 2012; Passcode: 140151 | Phone 1 669 900 9128; Meeting ID: 852 9301 2012; Passcode: 140151…

Socialist Alternative San Francisco (2022-05-18). Saturday 5/21: Defend Abortion Rights Action Assembly: Escalate the Struggle! indybay.org Embarcadero Plaza (near Embarcadero BART)…

Kevin Martin (2022-05-18). Our Moral Duty to Rethink 'The Common Defense'. commondreams.org If we continue to live by the bastardized meaning and practice of endless wars and escalating Pentagon budgets, we will get what we pay for, militarized domestic and foreign policies and a society in deepening decay.

Chris Slee (2022-05-18). Tamils remember massacre, oppose occupation. greenleft.org.au Tamils in Melbourne marked the 2009 Mullivaikkal massacre and demanded an end to the military occupation of Tamil land. Chris Slee reports.

| Reuters | (2022-05-18). China Eastern crash probe eyes intentional action – sources. tribune.com.pk Investigators looking into the crash of a China Eastern Airlines jet are examining whether it was due to intentional action on the flight deck, with no evidence found of a technical malfunction, two people briefed on the matter said. | The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that flight data from one of the Boeing 737-800's black boxes indicated that someone in the cockpit intentionally crashed the plane, citing people familiar with the preliminary assessment of U.S. officials. | Boeing Co, the maker of the jet, and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) declined to comment and referred quest…

Asha Banerjee (2022-05-18). Overturning Roe Would Be an Economic Catastrophe for Women. commondreams.org Abortion rights are economic rights.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-18). Iran Navy escort team clashes with pirates in Red Sea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Admiral Shahram Irani, Commander of the Iranian Army Navy, said on Wednesday that an army navy escort team engaged in clashes with a group of pirates who were trying to hijack an Iranian commercial ship in the Red Sea.

Othering & Belonging Institute UC Berkeley (2022-05-18). Monday 5/23: Disability Justice: The Process of Creating the Disability & Intersectionality Summit. indybay.org Online event – FREE…

Anonymous669 (2022-05-18). Russian Reconnaissance Aircraft Was Targeted While On Mission Over Syria's Greater Idlib. southfront.org

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-18). Meeting between Iran VP, Ghana tourism minister. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The Iranian first Vice President Mohammad Mokhber held a meeting with visiting Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, Ghana's Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture at the presidential compound in the Iranian capital on Wednesday.

Jena Renae (2022-05-18). The US War Budget Is Failing Young People. commondreams.org Congress should stand up for Generation Z—and those who come after.

____ (2022-05-18). Expanding trade with Africa priority of Iran's foreign policy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Iran's First Vice President said that developing trade and economic relations with African countries is top priority in the Iranian foreign policy.

Staff (2022-05-18). Erdogan says Turkey will not make same mistake twice. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Referring to the two Nordic countries' bid to join NATO, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country will not make the same mistake twice.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). Military Situation In Syria On May 18, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Talking Points Memo (2022-05-18). Thursday 5/26: Roe v. Wade: How We Got Here and What's Next for Abortion Rights. indybay.org Online event – FREE…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-18). Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. at Negro Bar State Historic Park. indybay.org Enslaved and Free, people of African Descent played a profound role in authentic California History. US Army Corp of Topographical Engineers led by John C. Fremont testimony shows the placement of the "African Founding Father of California" and so many "hidden figures" soon valued and preserved at Negro Bar State Historic Park in a good way. Negro Hill, Mormon Island and Negro Bar, Gold Mining Towns on the way to California Statehood, September 9, 1850.

Brett Wilkins (2022-05-18). Green Groups Urge California Gov. Newsom to Close Aging Nuclear Plant on Schedule. commondreams.org "Diablo Canyon is dangerous, dirty, and expensive," a coalition of environmental organizations said in a letter to California's Democratic governor. "It must retire as planned."

Anonymous669 (2022-05-18). Russian Army Destroyed Ukrainian Smerch Heavy Rocket Launcher In Pinpoint Artillery Strike (Video). southfront.org

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-18). The World Conference of Mayors, Johnny Ford leads a Trade Delegation to San Diego. indybay.org Honorable Johnny Ford, Secretary General of The World Conference of Mayors will lead a Delegation to San Diego, California for Africa Unity Week and Collaboration Conference, at the Hilton Bayfront San Diego, California.

Richard Heinberg (2022-05-18). The Energy and Food Crisis Is Far Worse Than Most Americans Realize. commondreams.org Whenever there's an energy crisis, it can quickly become an everything crisis.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-18). Podcast: HIV vaccine progress, COVID and brains, and saving Brazil's forests. imperial.ac.uk In this edition: We hear how close we are to an HIV vaccine, how severe COVID-19 affects brain power, and how one ecologist is saving Brazil's forests…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-18). Iraq /Users/solar/Dropbox/_data/_xp/s complaint against Turkey's incursion at UNSC. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — The Iraq representative to the UN said his country has /Users/solar/Dropbox/_data/_xp/d an official complaint to the UN Security Council against Turkey, calling for the withdrawal all Turkish troops from its territory in the north.

Haymarket Books (2022-05-18). Wednesday 5/25: Community as Rebellion: Surviving Academia as a Woman of Color. indybay.org Online event – FREE…

Stan Cox (2022-05-18). Onslaught of the Oily Authoritarians. commondreams.org The only realistic course is to protect the electoral process despite all its flaws, ensure universal voting rights, and push harder than ever to make this country what it has never been: a multiracial, pluralistic democracy.

Jake Johnson (2022-05-18). 'We Have to Flip This Seat': After Senate Primary Win, Fetterman Shifts Focus to Beating GOP. commondreams.org "This is the most important race in the country," said Democratic U.S. Senate nominee John Fetterman. "Control of the Senate is going to come down to Pennsylvania."

Staff (2022-05-18). Iran, Azerbaijan discuss developing security relations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri held a meeting with the First Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Shahin Mustafayev.

Richard Eskow (2022-05-18). The Nobody: Name the Plague, Not the Murderer in Buffalo. commondreams.org The biggest problem with naming this nobody is that it will attract others like him, people who sense their own non-existence and want to affirm themselves by seeing their names in print or their picture on television.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-18). Russia expels dozens of diplomats from major EU powers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Moscow said on Wednesday that it will expel dozens of French, Italian, and Spanish diplomats declaring them as persona non grata on Wednesday.

____ (2022-05-18). US convoy enters Turkish military base in Aleppo. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Media sources reported that an American convoy went to a Turkish military base in Syrian city of "Azaz" in Aleppo to receive a senior ISIL leader from Turkish forces.

Anonymous669 (2022-05-18). ISIS Claims Responsibility For Deadly Attack Near Syria's Damascus. southfront.org

Matthew Alexander (2022-05-18). Tackling the cost-of-living crisis by increasing it? greenleft.org.au Matthew Alexander explains why the leadership debate about how to address cost-of-living rises and housing affordability is cynical, at best.

Mayelli Rocha (2022-05-18). Ads and Body Image in Society. indybay.org This article highlights on how ads and society have created an image for women that is considered to be this "perfect image". It also mentions mental health issues that can come with wanting this perfect image.

Staff (2022-05-18). Sidelines of Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Iranian administration members answered the questions raised by the journalists after attending the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Alex Bainbridge (2022-05-18). Will Labor in government abandon the paternalistic cashless welfare card? greenleft.org.au What will happen to the pernicious cashless debit card scheme after the election? Labor has promised to make the scheme voluntary and the Coalition claims not to have a plan to expand it. But can either be trusted? Alex Bainbridge and Vivien Miley report.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-18). Solar storms can be predicted a day in advance, shows mission to the Sun. imperial.ac.uk Imperial kit aboard the Solar Orbiter mission to the Sun has been able to measure a solar eruption and predict its impact on Earth a day in advance.

Mike Ludwig (2022-05-18). The GOP Is Attacking LGBTQ Rights in Schools. These Students Are Fighting Back. truthout.org For members of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance at Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans, Louisiana, the tirade of anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ bills upending state legislatures is a dangerous reaction to what they've worked so hard to build: visibility and safety for LGBTQ students. Gathered in the student union at the University of New Orleans, five members of the alliance described what it's like to grow up queer in southern Louisiana — and then face down legislation that seems to attack their very right to exist at school. | Jackson Downey, the lone senior in the crew of activists, has served as a…

Megan Lucas, Romelly Rivera, Zakayya Nichols (2022-05-18). How Foster Care Affects Outcomes in Adulthood. indybay.org This article takes a look at the Foster Care system, and how it can affect life in adulthood.

Brett Wilkins (2022-05-18). US Military Clears Itself of Blame in Syria Strike That Killed 'Piles' of Women and Children. commondreams.org "It's the standard government line: Mistakes were made but there was no wrongdoing. But if the same mistakes were being made over and over again for years, shouldn't someone have done something about it?"

PACT (2022-05-18). Tuesday 5/17: Renters Rights Workshop – Fight Evictions & Access Housing! indybay.org In Person: Most Holy Trinity, San Jose, CA – Santisma Trinidad | Virtual: Zoom link us02web.zoom.us/j/89645398548?pwd=c3pCVH…

Abortion is Healthcare (2022-05-18). Signs, Symbols, Costumes at San Francisco Reproductive Justice March. indybay.org San Francisco is a free speech town and San Franciscans are at their finest at a march like the one of May 14.

Sharon Zhang (2022-05-18). Progressives Say Abbott's "Near Monopoly" Laid Groundwork for Baby Food Shortage. truthout.org In a push to urge President Joe Biden to take executive action to ease the nationwide baby food shortage, progressive lawmakers are saying that manufacturer Abbott Nutrition should face particular scrutiny for its role in causing the problem. | Representatives Jamaal Bowman (D-New York), Ayanna Pressley (D-Massachusetts), Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) and Grace Meng (D-New York) sent

Staff (2022-05-18). Resistance achieved elections victory despite threats, siege. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Hezbollah Secretary-General said that the parliamentary election victory was achieved by the Resistance and its allies despite all the antagonistic propaganda and the US economic sanctions, threats and siege.

____ (2022-05-18). Iran-Azerbaijan border bridge to be ready in 6 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development said that construction of bridge on AstaraChai river between Iran and Republic of Azerbaijan would be put into operation within the next six months.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-18). Discover the Historic Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar, Sacramento County, California. indybay.org Since the California Gold Rush Era, the Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar, Sacramento California remains a crown jewel along today's American River Parkway; the debate will preserve or erase all authentic aspects of people of African Descent from California History.

Shahriar Sheikhlar (2022-05-18). Kurdistan — Britain Ties in New Momentum Driven by Energy Supply. moderndiplomacy.eu One hundred year before, despite world promise for Independent Kurdistan after post world war's Ottoman division, Britain government's decision to divide Kurdistan and merge it in new forming Iraq and Turkey, as well as bloodily suppressing the Kurdish rebel movement by using intense bombardment deprived the Kurds of their right to self-determination, built a historical …

Doreen Chowdhury (2022-05-18). The Return of Global Inflation: A Threat to Our Interdependent World? moderndiplomacy.eu Soaring commodity price has become a major problem in many countries. When poor people are readjusting their monthly budget to address this price hike, shortage are taking place quite often. Even in Bangladesh, the lines for TCB trucks (subsidized government selling points) are getting bigger and bigger every day. The problem became more severe in …

Newsroom (2022-05-18). How Liquidation Auctions Give Small Businesses a Chance to Compete in Retail. moderndiplomacy.eu Liquidation auctions are a goldmine for small businesses. Many of the small businesses struggle with capital and filling up their stock. Running a small business is not the easiest thing to do in the current market situation. Liquidation auctions are a great marketplace for small businesses where they can register massive profits when it comes …

Newsroom (2022-05-18). Southeast Asian nations need to accelerate their clean energy transitions. moderndiplomacy.eu Southeast Asia's reliance on fossil fuels to meet rising demand for energy is proving to be a significant vulnerability in today's energy crisis. Meeting energy security and emissions goals will require countries in the region to make major efforts to improve energy efficiency, accelerate renewable power generation and switch to low emissions fuels, according to …

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