2022-05-26: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-26). China Proposes Deal to Increase Economic and Security Cooperation With Pacific Island Nations. news.antiwar.com China has Beijing has submitted a draft deal, and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will discuss the proposal during a tour of the Pacific over the next week. He will visit seven countries China hopes will endorse the deal: Kiribati, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands, which recently signed a security pact with Beijing…

Brian Berletic (2022-05-26). Video: US Sees Anti-China Setback after Philippine Elections. asia-pacificresearch.com

____ (2022-05-26). Retired US general calls for "coalition of the willing" for naval conflict with Russia. wsws.org The governments of the United States, United Kingdom and other NATO members are preparing to use their warships to break the Russian blockade of Ukrainian ports, creating the conditions for a direct shooting war between NATO and Russian naval forces.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-26). Western Attempts To Blame Russia For Global Food Crisis Ignores Ukraine's Culpability. southfront.org Russia can plug gap in global food market caused by decline in Ukrainian exports. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | With the globe potentially on the brink of a food crisis caused by the lack of wheat exports from Ukraine, the West is attempting to blame Russia for this situation whilst ignoring Kiev's culpability. Frustratingly for the West though, it is Russia that holds the key in ensuring that the world is not gripped in a food crisis. | With war waging in…

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2022-05-26). Mass Shootings: The Vicious Cycle Fueled by America's Toxic Cult of Violence. dissidentvoice.org Mass shootings have become routine in the United States and speak to a society that relies on violence to feed the coffers of the merchants of death. Given the profits made by arms manufacturers, the defense industry, gun dealers and the lobbyists who represent them in Congress, it comes as no surprise that the culture …

Binoy Kampmark (2022-05-26). The Economy of Tolerable Massacres: The Uvalde Shootings. dissidentvoice.org Societies generate their own economies of tolerable cruelties and injustices. Poverty, for instance, will be allowed, as long a sufficient number of individuals are profiting. To an extent, crime and violence can be allowed to thrive. In the United States, the economy of tolerable massacres, executed by military grade weapons, is considerable and seemingly resilient. …

____ (2022-05-26). Biden marks two year anniversary of police murder of George Floyd by signing pro-cop executive order. wsws.org The executive order, endorsed by the largest police organizationsin the country, will do nothing to stop unending police killings, but does expand "resources" to cops.

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-26). China Announces Military Drill Near Taiwan in Response to US 'Collusion' With the Island. news.antiwar.com China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday announced it conducted a military exercise near Taiwan to send a message to the US over its "collusion" with the island. Col. Shi Yi, a spokesman for the PLA's Eastern Theater Command, described the exercises as a "solemn warning against recent collusion between the United States and Taiwan." "It …

Repost (2022-05-26). Oakland Education Association (OEA) Stands Against the Proposed A's Stadium At Howard Terminal. indybay.org The Oakland Education Association has voted to oppose the GAP A's billionaire owner John Fisher's proposed stadium at the Howard Terminal in the Port of Oakland. The Democrats also with the support of the Alameda Labor Council and Alameda Building Trades Union leadership also want to give Fisher $850 million in tax subsidies. The president of the OEA Keith Brown is also the president of the Alameda Labor Council.

____ (2022-05-26). World Economic Forum appreciates China's commitment to planting 70 billion trees. ecns.cn The World Economic Forum (WEF) said it appreciates China's commitment to plant 70 billion trees in the next 10 years, according to its official website on Wednesday.

____ (2022-05-26). Xinjiang attracts 115.9 bln yuan of investment in Jan.-April. ecns.cn Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region attracted 115.9 billion yuan (about 17.2 billion U.S. dollars) of investment from outside the region in the first four months of this year, up 27.29 percent year on year, said the regional commerce department.

____ (2022-05-26). Solomon Islands, China pledge to enhance mutually beneficial cooperation. ecns.cn The Solomon Islands and China pledged here on Thursday to further enhance their mutually beneficial cooperation to serve as a paragon of mutual trust between China and the Pacific island countries.

Staff (2022-05-26). President Maduro: Venezuelan Voice will be Present in the Summit of the Americas. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, May 24, during the closing ceremony of the colloquium on the Battle of Pichincha bicentennial, the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, rejected the discriminatory nature and exclusion of the United States, whose government decided not to invite Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua to the Summit of the Americas scheduled for June in Los Angeles. | "The Summit of the Americas is the summit of the protest against anti-imperialist exclusion. They try to exclude us because they are afraid of the voice of the Bolivarians, they do not want the voice of Bolívar and Chávez to reach them," he denounced at the c…

____ (2022-05-26). Ukraine sentences Russian soldier to life in prison. wsws.org The unprecedented conviction of a Russian prisoner in a civilian court is part of the US and NATO's preparations for direct war with Russia.

Center for Biological Diversity (2022-05-26). Eastern Monarch Butterfly Population Up Slightly, Still Below Extinction Threshold. indybay.org WASHINGTON, May 24, 2022 — The yearly count released today of monarch butterflies that overwintered in Mexico continues to show imperilment for the migratory butterfly. This year's count of 2.84 hectares (7 acres) of occupied winter habitat is up slightly from last year but still below the 6 hectare threshold scientists say is necessary for the iconic pollinator to be out of the extinction danger zone in North America.

Editor2 (2022-05-26). Russian, Chinese Strategic Bombers Complete 13-Hour-Long Patrol Over Sea of Japan, East China Sea. orinocotribune.com The bombers were escorted by the Japanese and South Korean jets during certain parts of their patrolling route. No incidents in the air have been reported. | Russian Tupolev Tu-95MS (NATO reporting name: Bear) and

Dean Baker (2022-05-26). CBO Joins Team Transitory. cepr.net Inflation is persisting at rates far higher than most of us consider acceptable. The future path continues to be the focus of the debate on economic prospects. On one side, many of us continue to believe inflation is a temporary phenomenon caused by the reopening from the pandemic and the war in Ukraine. On the …

____ (2022-05-26). US arms Taiwan to prepare a Ukraine-style quagmire for China. wsws.org Having provoked the Ukraine war to weaken and destabilise Russia, the US is using the same criminal modus operandi to set and bait a similar trap for China and its military in Taiwan.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-26). Briefing by Russian MoD On Morning Of May 26, 2022. southfront.org emptyThe Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue a special military operation in Ukraine. | During the day, high-precision air-launched missiles hit: 48 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine; two artillery batteries, two ammunition depots in the areas of NIKOLAEVKA and BERESTOVE of the Donetsk People's Republic. In the area of the Dneprovskoye settlement of the Mykolaiv region, the Ukrainian electronic intelligence center w…

1199SEIU (2022-05-26). Workers at Planned Parenthood file to join 1199SEIU. liberationnews.org Frontline workers seek union recognition to boost recruitment and retention efforts.

Ben Slowey (2022-05-26). Milwaukeeans voice their concerns in People's Platform Survey. liberationnews.org The Party for Socialism and Liberation Milwaukee conducted a People's Platform Survey with the goal to find the true needs, concerns and expectations of the city's working class.

____ (2022-05-26). The international significance of Australia's crisis election. wsws.org The outcome reflects, in distorted electoral terms, a political radicalisation of workers and young people, which is already finding expression in a development of working-class struggles.

____ (2022-05-26). Minneapolis mental health workers speak out during one-day strike: "Staffing issues have become worse" wsws.org The Minneapolis health care workers are fighting against problems which are endemic throughout the for-profit US health care system.

____ (2022-05-26). Australian election: Workers oppose war, the persecution of Assange and rising living costs. wsws.org "It's not good enough to vote for the lesser evil, that's just stupid. Labor's not even lesser evil anymore. Both parties are exactly the same" — Max, at Inala polling booth.

____ (2022-05-26). The Wobblies (1979): What the IWW means for the working class today. wsws.org

____ (2022-05-26). County sheriff shoots and kills 66-year-old white woman in rural Wyndham Township, Ohio. wsws.org Cora Baughman was shot multiple times in the chest and killed by a Portage County deputy sheriff on the morning of May 14 in the rural community of Wyndham Township, Ohio.

____ (2022-05-26). Workers must oppose Bill 96, Quebec's chauvinist language law. wsws.org The CAQ's Bill 96 has multiple objectives, but is above all aimed at dividing the working class within Quebec along ethno-linguistic lines and Québécoisworkers from their class brothers and sisters in the rest of Canada and internationally.

____ (2022-05-26). US teachers and students respond in anger to Texas school shooting. wsws.org Teachers and students expressed their anger and sorrow over the deaths of 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday.

____ (2022-05-26). Ford Europe prepares job cuts with union support in Spain, Germany. wsws.org Ford Europe is preparing new job cuts in Spain and Germany, irrespective of which Ford plant "wins" the bidding contest in Europe based on cuts to wages and conditions.

____ (2022-05-26). The global monkeypox outbreak and its implications. wsws.org The outbreak of monkeypox infections continues to climb rapidly as health authorities attempt to determine its epidemiologic links to recent festivals. Given the limited nature of the disease and spread the WHO has attempted to downplay the threat it poses.

____ (2022-05-26). Trump rebuffed in Georgia Republican primary elections. wsws.org The two right-wing Republicans Trump had targeted for defeat because they certified Biden's victory in Georgia in 2020 won renomination by wide margins.

____ (2022-05-26). The Uvalde massacre and the tragedy of school shootings in America. wsws.org Whatever the individual psychological issues which afflicted and possibly motivated Salvador Ramos to kill, they do not explain the routine outbursts of mass violence which plague American society.

Fight Back (2022-05-26). Appleton, WI: Family and supporters rally on the 5th anniversary of the police murder of Jimmie Sanders. fightbacknews.org Appleton, WI — On Saturday, May 21, the family of Jimmie Sanders — a man murdered by Appleton police in May 2017 – alongside Fox Valley Food Not Bombs, Appleton SDS, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and United Action Oshkosh organized a rally and march to bring attention to the case, and to crowdfund for the Jimmie Sanders legal team. | Sanders, an African American man, was fatally shot by Lieutenant Jay Steinke of the Appleton Police Department at Jack's Apple Pub on May 21, 2017. Steinke was responding to the bar for a report of a shot fired inside. Henry Nellum, a 36-year-old from Milwauke…

Fight Back (2022-05-26). Appleton, WI: Students and community members rally in defense of reproductive rights. fightbacknews.org Appleton, WI — On May 14, Fox Valley Food Not Bombs, a coalition of progressive Appleton residents, and Appleton Students for Democratic Society (SDS) organized a rally to safeguard the reproductive rights of women and others capable of giving birth across the country. This event was held in response to a leaked Supreme Court majority draft, which concedes that Roe and Casey must be overruled. The event was attended by more than 20 people and it was directed by various speakers, all of whom are directly affected by the ongoing crisis. | Madi Jones, a member of Appleton SDS, not only proclaimed that the deci…

Fight Back (2022-05-26). Los Angeles victory: One step closer to winning community control over LA County Sheriff's Department. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – In a historic move, the Civilian Oversight Commission voted in favor of a resolution to support a charter amendment giving the LA Board of Supervisors, the Civilian Oversight Commission (COC) and Office of Inspector General stronger oversight of the LA County Sheriff's Department. The vote also included the ability of the Board of Supervisors to remove a Sheriff for misconduct. Members of Centro CSO, impacted families of police killings, Black Lives Matter-LA, the ACLU, and Check the Sheriffs Coalition joined the meeting and spoke in favor of the Board of Supervisors placing a November 2022…

Fight Back (2022-05-26). March and rally held to demand justice for Edgar Ortiz. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA — On May 21, over 50 people gathered in the city of Bellflower, in the southeastern region of LA county, to demand justice for Edgar Ortiz. Oritz, who was 32 years old, was shot and killed by a member of the LA County Lakewood Sheriff's Station on March 3, in front of his family, during a mental health crisis. | The protest began with a rally at Edgar Ortiz's home with a large turnout with impacted families from around LA who have lost their loved ones to police violence. The family's attorney, Angel Carrasco, attended and provided logistical support. Centro CSO led the march with a lar…

Brady United, Disarm Hate, Team Enough (2022-05-26). Wednesday 5/25: Vigil for Gun Violence Victims – SJ VTA Anniversary, Laguna Woods CA, Buffalo NY, Uvalde TX. indybay.org Foster City Recreation Center gazebo in Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park at 650 Shell Blvd., Foster City 94404…

____ (2022-05-26). World's largest Harry Potter store still attracting fans one year after opening. ecns.cn The over 21,000-square-foot space is home to the largest collection of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts products in the world and has kept attracting visitors since it opened one year ago.

Catherine Atim (2022-05-26). MP Kalwanga arrested in Omoro. plusnews.ug Busujju County Member of Parliament, David Lukyamuzi Kalwanga has been arrested in Omoro county while monitoring the progress of polling in the area. The people of Omoro on Thursday went to polls to vote in a by election to fill the Parliamentary seat that fell vacant after the death of the former Speaker of Parliament, …

____ (2022-05-26). (W.E. Talk) Value the Right to Development and the Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, and Strengthen Communication on Human Rights Between China and the West. ecns.cn China's progress in the field of human rights over the past 40 years deserves affirmation. For example, before China's reform and opening up in 1978, human rights had been labeled as "a bourgeoisie conspiracy" and was rejected recognition. For a long time, the department of law only existed at Peking University and Jilin University in China. Moreover, the number of teachers and students in the Department of Law at Peking University ranked the last but one among all departments in the university, only greater than that of the Department of Library Sciences.

____ (2022-05-26). Maradona tribute plane unveiled in Argentina. ecns.cn An airplane dedicated to Argentine great Diego Maradona is unveiled ahead of a journey that will end at the World Cup in Qatar later this year in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 25, 2022.

Commonwealth Club (2022-05-26). Monday 6/6: 91st Annual California Book Awards Winners Celebration. indybay.org Online event…

Staff (2022-05-26). Primer Ministro de San Vicente y las Granadinas arriba a Cuba. cubadebate.cu Ralph Everard Gonsalves, primer ministro y ministro de Relaciones Exteriores, Seguridad Nacional, Asuntos Legales e Información de San Vicente y las Granadinas, llegó hoy a esta capital donde realizará una visita oficial que se extenderá hasta el próximo 29 de mayo.

____ (2022-05-26). China continues to raise basic pension payments for retirees. ecns.cn China will raise the basic pension payments for retirees in 2022, the 18th consecutive year of increase, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security announced Thursday.

Brenda Norrell (2022-05-26). Navajo Grandmother Honored with International Uranium Film Fest Award. indybay.org Dine' grandmother Elsie Begay, 83, of Monument Valley was honored with the Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Uranium Film Festival. Begay received her award in Dine' and English languages yesterday. Indigenous People around the world have been targeted with uranium mining, nuclear dumping, and atomic bomb testing. Radioactive tailings left behind by reckless corporations are strewn on the Navajo Nation and around the world. The award presentation and speakers video is available to view.

____ (2022-05-26). 15-minute nucleic acid testing circle set up in Qinghai. ecns.cn A total of 40 mobile nucleic acid testing stations arrived in Huangyuan County, Xining City, Qinghai Province, on Wednesday night, and were installed in townships overnight, marking the establishment of the first 15-minute nucleic acid testing circle in Qinghai.

____ (2022-05-26). Chinese Foreign Ministry: U.S. covers its own lies with another over Xinjiang-related issues. ecns.cn

Commonwealth Club (2022-05-26). Monday 5/23: Housing, Race, & Homelessness: Ending Poverty in the Bay Area. indybay.org Online FREE…

Staff (2022-05-26). Participantes de la XXI Cumbre ALBA-TCP llegan a Cuba. cubadebate.cu El director general de América Latina y el Caribe del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Cuba, Eugenio Martínez Enríquez, recibió hoy a Sacha Llorenti, secretario ejecutivo del ALBA-TCP, y a los viceministros de Relaciones Exteriores de Venezuela, quienes arribaron a la mayor de las Antillas para participar en la XXI Cumbre de este mecanismo de integración.

SPACE (2022-05-26). Concord Under Coercion; Seeno & Phil Tagami Change CNWS Proposal. indybay.org CFP has completely altered their proposal and conditions for the Concord Naval Weapons Station redevelopment project. With this coercion tactic, council has to accept the terms or walk away. Pressure isn't the only thing being built. In the backdrop, a 90,000 square-foot private storage facility is being constructed on the other side of HWY-4, across from the CNWS site.

____ (2022-05-26). DPRK reports no death from fever cases for 3rd day. ecns.cn The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) registered zero death from fever cases over the past three days, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Thursday.

____ (2022-05-26). Businesses gradually return to normal in Shanghai. ecns.cn As the first district achieved COVID-19 clearance in communities, shopping malls in Putuo district resumed offline operations on Thursday. (Photo: China News Service/Yin Liqin)…

ICJJJ (2022-05-26). Tuesday 5/24: Protest Deaths at Santa Rita Jail and Demand Alameda Supervisors Take Action. indybay.org 1221 Oak St. | Oakland…

____ (2022-05-26). Researchers start breeding 12,000 space seeds returned by Shenzhou-13. ecns.cn Chinese researchers have commenced breeding experiments on 12,000 seeds — including alfalfa, oats and fungi — that were bred inside the Shenzhou-13 crewed spaceship in space for six months.

Staff (2022-05-26). Díaz-Canel denuncia carácter exclusivo de la Cumbre de las Américas: Puedo asegurar que en ningún caso asistiré. cubadebate.cu El Presidente de la República, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, agradeció la valiente y digna posición de los países que han levantado su voz contra las exclusiones en la Cumbre de la Américas, y aseguró que no asistirá a la cita.

____ (2022-05-26). WEF applauds China's commitment to combat COVID-19 pandemic. ecns.cn Shyam Bishen, head of Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare at the World Economic Forum (WEF), welcomed China's call for building "a community of common health for mankind" amid the global public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lynda carson (2022-05-26). Property management companies who defy the Department of Real Estate. indybay.org Property Management Companies Defy The Department Of Real Estate:…

____ (2022-05-26). 3,000-ton wind farm installation vessel launched in Jiangsu. ecns.cn Wudongde, China's first high-performance deep-sea vessel specifically designed for the transport and installation of wind farm infrastructure, enters water in Haimen, east China's Jiangsu Province, May 25, 2022.

____ (2022-05-26). Sri Lankan central bank governor warns of unprecedented economic contraction in 2022. wsws.org The ruling class is voicing its concerns that the IMF-dictated austerity measures will lead to an intensification of the class struggle.

Staff (2022-05-26). Bank of Venezuela Initiates Public Offering in Stock Exchange. orinocotribune.com The measure was taken within the framework of recent actions announced by President Nicolás Maduro to boost and revitalize the economy. | This Wednesday, May 25, the Bank of Venezuela announced the start of its public offer of 5% to 10% of its capital on the Stock Exchange for individuals or organizations, national or international economic actors, who are interested in the development of the country. | The information was shared by the financial institution on its Twitter account, with a statement highlighting that the measure seeks to "boost and revitalize the economy," becoming the first public company to make…

____ (2022-05-26). Biden aims for police reform on 2nd anniversary of George Floyd's death. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order aimed at reforming federal police practices.

____ (2022-05-26). Oksana and her neighbors' troupe in the cloud. ecns.cn After a conference call, Oksana said "I'm even busier than usual." As a rhythmic gymnast, Oksana, a Russian lady who was born in Kyrgyzstan opened her own dance studio in Shanghai.

Carol. harvey (2022-05-26). Ordinary citizen Jeffrey Phillips is running for Congress against Nancy Pelosi. indybay.org

____ (2022-05-26). AALCO Hong Kong Regional Arbitration Centre officially opens. ecns.cn The AALCO Hong Kong Regional Arbitration Centre, under the auspices of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO) and with major support from the Central People's Government (CPG), was officially opened on Wednesday at the Shanghai Commercial Bank Tower in Central, forming part of the Hong Kong Legal Hub.

____ (2022-05-26). BRICS countries launch joint committee on space cooperation for data sharing. ecns.cn The BRICS Joint Committee on Space Cooperation was officially established on Wednesday, kicking off a new chapter on the five countries' cooperation in the remote sensing satellite observation and data sharing fields, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced.

____ (2022-05-26). WEF applauds China's commitment to combat COVID-19 pandemic: senior healthcare executive. ecns.cn Shyam Bishen, head of Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare at the World Economic Forum (WEF), welcomed China's calling for the building of "a community of common health for mankind" amid the global public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

NARAL Pro-Choice California (2022-05-26). Wednesday 6/1: Call to Action: Help Get the Pro-Choice Legislative Package Passed in CA w/ NARAL. indybay.org Online action teach-in…

____ (2022-05-26). Chinese FM's visit to South Pacific to deepen relationship between China and relevant countries: spokesperson. ecns.cn The visit by Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi to the South Pacific aims to deepen the friendly and cooperative relationship between China and relevant countries, and contributes to peace, stability and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific, said foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin on Wednesday.

____ (2022-05-26). 17 Chinese cities have a population of over 10 million in 2021. ecns.cn

Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney (2022-05-26). The Gun Lobby, NRA and the Republicans Must Be Held Responsible for Gun Violence. indybay.org The Nation can NO longer sit silence as the GUN LOBBY, NRA and the REPUBLICAN PARTY allows the mass slaughter of our children and adults.

____ (2022-05-26). Australia surges past seven million COVID-19 infections, 8,000 deaths. wsws.org Saturday's election of a pro-business Labor government will do nothing to avert the deepening health crisis, as vaccine protection wanes for many, and with a horror flu season approaching.

Staff (2022-05-26). Joyce Paul, migrante haitiano rescatado por Cuba: "Tuvimos el infierno frente a nosotros" cubadebate.cu Aun sin cumplir veinte años, Joyce Paul es uno de los héroes anónimos del rescate en alta mar de una embarcación con 842 migrantes haitianos que este martes recaló en las costas de Caibarién. Joyce no pasa de los cinco pies de altura, es delgado y despierto, avispado conversar en un español casi perfecto que le sirve para hablar sobre el drama de sus últimos días. Cuando en la oscuridad del océano se desató el caos, su voz fue la primera en alzarse.

The New Republic magazine (2022-05-26). Monday 6/6: On the Front Lines: Protecting Abortion Rights and Reproductive Freedom. indybay.org Online event…

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2022-05-26). Saturday 6/11: Telling Our Stories: A Celebration of Oakland and Bay Area's Diverse Voices. indybay.org Oakland Asian Cultural Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Pacific Renaissance Plaza.

____ (2022-05-26). China on track to meet 14th FYP goals for CO2 reduction. ecns.cn China's ecological and environmental quality significantly improved in 2021 and the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP is on track to meet the goals of the 14th Five-Year Plan for the period 2021-2025, officials from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said at a press conference on Thursday.

Lynda Carson (2022-05-26). A peek into the California Department of Real Estate. indybay.org California Tenants — A Guide To Residential Tenants' and Landlords' Rights and Responsibilities.

Daniel Stern (2022-05-26). Reduced Working Hours: The 24-hour Week. indybay.org There is currently an international trend toward reducing working hours, which is also being driven by politics: In California, a bill is pending in parliament that would reduce working hours in large companies from 40 to 32 hours.

Staff (2022-05-26). Playoffs 2022: Hachazos y espuelas en el inicio de la postemporada. cubadebate.cu Los Leñadores de Las Tunas y Los Gallos de Sancti Spíritus dieron el primer golpe en la postemporada de esta Serie Nacional 61, al vencer esta tarde de miércoles en sus respectivos duelos de cuarto de final.

____ (2022-05-26). Envoys agree on necessity of climate action. ecns.cn Speaking at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Xie urged all countries to work together and "walk the walk" on fighting climate change.

____ (2022-05-26). Flag flies at half-staff in honor of elementary shooting victims in U.S. ecns.cn Flags throughout the U.S. flew at half-staff to mark this horrific event and remember victims.

____ (2022-05-26). Bougainvillea cascade from a residential building in Chongqing. ecns.cn A view of a floral waterfall of blooming bougainvillea flowing down the side of an eight-storey residential building in Chongqing, May 25, 2022.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-26). Iran FM consults with regional counterparts on dust storms. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 26 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian consulted and wrote letters with his counterparts in the region to discuss the origin of dust storms and the environmental crisis caused by the environmental phenomenon.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-26). Pope calls on US to prevent spread of guns after Texas school. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 26 (MNA) — Pope Francis says his "heart is broken" after a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, calling on the US to act to prevent the spread of guns.

Staff (2022-05-26). Iran calls on UN to condemn IRGC member assassination. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 26 (MNA) — Iran's UN envoy has penned a letter to the UN Secretary-General to protest over the cowardly assassination of Martyr Hassan Sayad Khodaei.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-26). Israel angry at NY Times for revealing assassination in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 26 (MNA) — The Israeli regime is outraged the New York Time newspaper for revealing the fact that the regime was behind the recent assassination of an Iranian serviceman in Tehran.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-26). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 26. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 26 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Thursday, May 26.

The Socialist Program (2022-05-25). How the Ultra-Rich Hide their Billions. liberationnews.org Banks and corporations move in the shadows, concealing their operations and vast wealth. What are the ultra rich up to behind the scenes?

Cecilia Paz (2022-05-25). Senator from Louisiana downplays state's maternal mortality crisis, implies Black mothers' lives don't matter. liberationnews.org U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy M.D. made racist statements on Louisiana's maternal mortality crisis.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-05-25). Children, teachers shot dead in Texas at yet another mass shooting. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—After the latest gun massacre in a school, this time at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, teachers unions, Democratic President Joe Biden and gun control groups are again demanding legislative crackdowns on guns. "Why are we willing to live with this carnage?" an upset Biden, a longtime senatorial crusader for gun control, asked. "Why do …

Amarynth (2022-05-25). W. Bush's Iraq/Ukraine slip &#1 ; same truth as Kerry's 'implode'/'sanctions' Iran slip in 2013. thesaker.is by Ramin Mazaheri and cross-posted with PressTV The clip of George W. Bush's attempt to condemn Russia's military operation in Ukraine but instead referring to his own autocratic warmongering in…

Editor (2022-05-25). Arsenal of Autocracy? The Major Weapons Makers Cash in Worldwide, Not Just Ukraine. scheerpost.com Army military troop transport truck. Army car. Special purpose vehicle. Military transport. Army, ammunition, war, danger concept. | By William Hartung / These are good times to be an arms maker. Not only are

Anonymous765 (2022-05-25). New Coalition Of The Willing For Retreating Ukrainian Forces. southfront.org |

Anonymous103 (2022-05-25). Military Situation In Ukraine On May 25, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org emptyRussia attacked production facilities of Motor Sich plant in Zaporozhye with high-precision missiles; | Russia attacked Pokrovskoe railway station with high-precision missiles; | Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Bakhmut with high-precision missiles; | Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Dneprovskoe with high-precision missiles; | Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Soledar with high-precision missiles; | On May 24, 300 AFU members were…

Editor (2022-05-25). Katrina vanden Heuvel: We Need a Real Debate About the Ukraine War. scheerpost.com President Volodymyr Zelensky speaking at a news conference in Kyiv on April 23. [ By Katrina vanden Heuvel | It's time to challenge the orthodox view on the war in Ukraine. | As Russia's illegal and brutal assault enters its fourth month, the impact on Europe, the Global South and the world is already profound. We ar…

Mike Ludwig (2022-05-25). Fiery Stalemate Threatens to Destroy East Ukraine as US Weapons Pour In. truthout.org In a recent television interview, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said "victory will be bloody," but Ukraine will not allow Russia to control Ukrainian cities and territories seized in its brutal invasion of his country. Zelenskyy told the U.S.-based outlet Axios on Monday that Ukraine Zelenskyy is using the threat of U.S. soldiers dying over…

SouthFront5 (2022-05-25). Ukraine War, Short Range Fight In Trenches (Video, 18+). southfront.org The video shows fighters of the reconnaissance platoon of the 1st Motorized Rifle Battalion of the 4th Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade of the LPR assaulting the Ukrainian militants' stronghold "Rascheska", on the approach to the "29 block post". | In the beginning of the video, a Ukrainian soldier is seen running into an assaulting unit and is killed by counter fire. | Next, another AFU soldier took cover in a firing cell. One LPR soldier run forward, leaving the AFU soldier on his left, who was trapped. Then the…

Sameena Rahman (2022-05-25). Amazon driver injuries make Jeff Bezos rich. liberationnews.org A new report analyzing Amazon's injury data reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 2020 and 2021 revealed an astounding injury rate among Amazon delivery drivers.

Kat Daveigh (2022-05-25). Activision Blizzard testers win first union at major U.S. video game company. liberationnews.org Quality assurance testers at Activision Blizzard's Raven Software studio won their union vote with a majority of 86% and became the first certified union of video game workers at a major company in North America.

PSL San Diego (2022-05-25). Escondido residents speak up against eviction. liberationnews.org Escondido residents are holding a press conference to counter the concerted effort by the City of Escondido — as well as mainstream media — to demonize them and evict them from their home.

Liberation Staff (2022-05-25). White staff says N-word, student assaulted by police at Somerville High School — students speak out! liberationnews.org On May 9, a white staff member used the N-word in front of multiple Black students. Later at dismissal, another Black student was slammed to the ground by a police officer.

Cody Israel (2022-05-25). Brooklyn, N.Y., community demands ownership of lot, land sovereignty. liberationnews.org "For too long, public land has been given to for-profit developers without any community input," said Albert Scott, an organizer with ENY CLT. "Today we're here to say that ends, especially for this lot across the street."

Sam Nakon (2022-05-25). Benton Harbor, Michigan, residents fight for safe drinking water. liberationnews.org Grassroots activists have raised the issue of dangerously high lead levels to various state and federal government agencies for years, to no avail.

Andreína Chávez Alava (2022-05-25). US to Renew Chevron's Venezuela License with Limited Permissions. venezuelanalysis.com Iranian state firms are reportedly negotiating contracts to revamp Venezuelan refineries amidst US sanctions relief talks.

Amarynth (2022-05-25). "Vatican Hatred" and Russophobia. thesaker.is By Prof. Slobodan Antonic, Department of Sociology, University of Belgrade (Translated for the Saker Blog) "Vatican hatred" is not a quote from a publication on the Croatian genocide against Serbs…

Amarynth (2022-05-25). Yellow Vests: At worst, the most important French movement for 100 years. thesaker.is by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker blog At the very worst they will be as forgotten as the sit-ins, factory occupations, strikes and marches of 1936 have been: 1936 was,…

HERB (2022-05-25). Moveable Feast Cafe 2022/05/25 … Open Thread. thesaker.is 2022/05/25 11: 00: 01Welcome 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 (2022-05-25). Richard Silverstein: Israeli Ex-Spy Chief's Sex Tapes. scheerpost.com Yossi Cohen (photo credit: REUTERS) | By Richard Silverstein / A trusted Israeli source shared a bombshell file consisting of 184 pages of text messages between Yossi Cohen, then-Mossad chief and a former Orthodox Jew, and his mistress,

Editor (2022-05-25). ScheerPost Is Finalist for 8 SoCal Journalism Awards, Including Best News Website. scheerpost.com The

Staff (2022-05-25). 26 May, Manchester: Emergency Demonstration for Palestinian Hunger Striking Prisoners. samidoun.net Thursday, May 26 5: 30 pm Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester Info: www.instagram.com/p/Cd0h69Jqt1Z/ All out to demonstrate on Thursday 26th 5: 30pm. The Palestinian prisoners Khalil Awawdah and Raed Rayyan have been on hunger strike for 80 days and 45 days respectively. They continue their hunger strike in protest of their adminstrative detention without charge or trial. As part …

Staff (2022-05-25). 27 May, London: Emergency Protest for Palestinian prisoners. samidoun.net Friday, 17 May 5: 30 pm Israeli Embassy, London W8 4QB Info: www.instagram.com/p/Cd1VdotghxB/ EMERGENCY PROTEST FOR PALESTINIAN PRISONERS Why? Khalil Awawdeh, father of 4 has been on hunger strike for over 80 days. Raed Rayyan has been on hunger strike for over 44 days. Ahmad Manasra has been imprisoned since the age of 13. He is …

Jon Queally (2022-05-25). 'You'll Learn Why': GOP Lawmaker Threatens Biden If Democrats Try to Take Away Guns. commondreams.org "Just another day in Florida with Randy Fine threatening the President of the United States after children and adults were shot and murdered at a school in Texas."

Tom Sykes (2022-05-25). Philippines faces bleak future after Marcos Jr. election victory. peoplesworld.org Filipinos have been suffering the Marcos dynasty's love of spectacle since the mid-1960s when Ferdinand and Imelda took power, presenting themselves as a glamorous Hollywoodesque couple and promising a golden age of progress and prosperity. But away from the vanity building projects and PR stunts like staged TV reports of Imelda donating homes to the …

Paige Bennett (2022-05-25). Humans must tackle more than carbon dioxide to meet Paris agreement standards, study warns. peoplesworld.org Many governments, companies, organizations, and individuals are working to help limit global warming to 1.5 ∞C by minimizing carbon footprints and reducing carbon dioxide emissions. But a new study warns that failure to reduce emissions across the board, including methane, hydrofluorocarbons, soot, and other short-lived climate pollutants will cause humanity to miss not only the 1.5 ∞C goal but could also …

Lisa Arrastia (2022-05-25). Letter to My Student Teachers on a Day of Yet Another School Mass Shooting in America. commondreams.org While some will call for greater discipline, more resource officers, and paying for "threat assessments," I will call for love and uplift you, the teachers in public pre-k-12 schools.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-25). Joint Sino-Russian Bomber Patrol Amid Escalatory US Rhetoric Over Taiwan. southfront.org emptyThe security cooperation between two superpowers has quite possibly surpassed the Sino-Soviet alliance from the 19 s. | Written by Drago Bosnic, independent geopolitical and military analyst | On May 24 the Chinese PLAAF (People's Liberation Army Air Force) and the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) conducted a joint 13-hour long-range strategic bomber patrol in the Pacific, which was the latest of such patrols carried out over four consecutive years. The first Sino-Russian strategic bom…

Imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-25). Imperial biochemist elected to Australian Academy of Science. imperial.ac.uk Professor Anne Dell, Head of the Department of Life Sciences, has been awarded Corresponding Membership of the Australian Academy of Science.

Julia Conley (2022-05-25). 'Ted Cruz, F-ck You!': Anger Erupts at Gun-Loving GOP After Mass Slaughter in Texas. commondreams.org Democratic lawmakers and the father of a 14-year-old killed in a previous school shooting were among those who unleashed on Republicans.

Julia Conley (2022-05-25). Goldman Prize Awarded to Activists Who Showed Nature's 'Amazing Capability to Regenerate'. commondreams.org "While the many challenges before us can feel daunting, and at times make us lose faith, these seven leaders give us a reason for hope and remind us what can be accomplished in the face of adversity."

Anonymous103 (2022-05-25). Biden In Tokyo: Killing Strategic Ambiguity. southfront.org Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Japan, May 23, 2022 | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | Could it have been just another case of bumbling poor judgment, the mind softened as the mouth opened? A

William Rivers Pitt (2022-05-25). Thanks to Republicans and Manchin, We May Get Only "Prayers" as Children Die. truthout.org Entropy (noun): "A process of degradation or running down; a trend to disorder; the degradation of the matter and energy in the universe to an ultimate state of inert uniformity." —Merriam-Webster Dictionary | On April 20, 1999, two students entered Columbine High School in Colorado dressed and armed for war. When they were finished, 12 fellow students and 1 teacher were dead, and scores more were injured. While

TiffanyAnn Goodson (2022-05-25). The 200 So-Called 'Pro-Life' Republicans Who Voted to Let Babies Starve. commondreams.org Politicians who cry that they're "pro-life" are voting against feeding babies. Others look away while monopolies undercut food safety.

Jennifer Bates (2022-05-25). Workers Want a Voice on the Job. Amazon Should Lead the Way. commondreams.org Amazon should welcome our voices and our deep knowledge of the business.

Brett Wilkins (2022-05-25). Faith Leaders Call for Federal Election Monitors in Georgia to Protect Black Voters. commondreams.org "It is imperative that our election this November is monitored to preserve ballot integrity and ensure ballot security."

Chris Walker (2022-05-25). NBA Coach Steve Kerr Slams McConnell and GOP Over Inaction on Shootings. truthout.org Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr refused to talk about basketball before Tuesday night's playoff game, instead dedicating a news conference to condemning politicians' inaction on gun laws in wake of a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 21 people. | "I'm not going to talk about basketball. Nothing's happened with our team in the last six hours…any basketball questions don't matter," "In the last 10 days we've had elderly Black people killed in a supermarket in Buffalo, we've had…

Mark Gruenberg (2022-05-25). Workers at call centers serving Medicare stage two-day strike. peoplesworld.org HATTIESBURG, Miss.—Imagine driving to a job for an hour and a half where your hourly starting pay was $9.05—and it didn't rise to $15 until Democratic President Joe Biden stepped in last year with an executive order mandating such an increase. Also imagine, that on those same small paychecks, in union-hostile Southern states such as …

Heather Digby Parton (2022-05-25). In Response to Texas Massacre, Right-Wingers Want More Guns and Cops in Schools. truthout.org Ten days after

Brett Wilkins (2022-05-25). Nurse From Liberia Holds 'Clap for Pharma Profits' Protest at Davos. commondreams.org "Me and my frontline colleagues saw pain, misery, death," said George Poe Williams. "Bourla and the other pharma executives here in Davos saw a chance to pump up profits."

Anonymous669 (2022-05-25). In Video: Russian Loitering Munition Wipes Out Group Of Kiev Troops. southfront.org A KUB-BLA loitering munition during test. Source: the ZALA Aero Group. | The Russian military continues to use KUB-BLA loitering munitions to hunt down the equipment and personnel of Kiev forces. | On May 25, Russian sources released footage showing a pinpoint strike with a KUB-BLA loitering munition on a gathering of Kiev troops near the town of Pavlivka in the Donbass region. At least nine troops were killed in the strike, which took place on May 8. | The KUB-BLA was designed by th…

Jamal Rich (2022-05-25). Republican plant runs for D.C. city council on Democratic ticket. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—It wasn't until a surprising Washington Post editorial board endorsement that the D.C. community heard about a former police officer who was running for city council in this year's Democratic primary elections slated for June 21. Salah Czapary is a former D.C. police officer and former special assistant to the chief of police who is …

Jacob Buckner, Khadija Haynes (2022-05-25). Brooklyn landlord's neglect causes tenant to suffer carbon monoxide poisoning. peoplesworld.org On April 2nd, 2022, in East Flatbush, Brooklyn resident Khadija Haynes (co-author of this article) passed out while inside her basement apartment as a result of carbon Monoxide poisoning. Long before this, the conditions within her apartment were deteriorating. In the weeks preceding her hospitalization the air quality in the apartment was already poor due …

Sharon Zhang (2022-05-25). AOC Rebukes Democrats for Support of Pro-NRA, Anti-Abortion Henry Cuellar. truthout.org As Rep. Henry Cuellar, a conservative Democrat from Texas, declared victory in a race that was otherwise deemed too close to call, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) rebuked top Democrats for supporting the candidate over progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros. | Cuellar claimed he won with a margin

Chris Walker (2022-05-25). Marjorie Taylor Greene May be Affected by Insurrection Court Ruling. truthout.org A federal appeals court has overturned a lower court's ruling regarding a challenge to Rep. Madison Cawthorn's (R-North Carolina) candidacy, which could influence challenges against other candidates who have been accused of aiding an insurrection against the U.S. due to their attempts to keep former President Donald Trump in power. | A federal district judge

Dennis Broe (2022-05-25). The thick blue line: Killer cops in new Baltimore and Paris series. peoplesworld.org Post-9/11, with the popularity of C.S.I., as George W. Bush's "War on Terror" overlapped with George H.W. Bush's "War on Drugs," the airwaves were filled with every conceivable kind of law enforcement team, unproblematic and uncorrupted, battling all kinds of crime. These squads ranged from the Law and Order franchise which began over 20 years …

Amy Goodman (2022-05-25). Proposals to Arm Teachers Are a Horrific Response to Gun Violence. truthout.org Nineteen children and two teachers were shot dead at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday by an 18-year-old who had earlier shot and critically wounded his grandmother. The gunman was shot and killed by law enforcement. The attack was the deadliest school shooting since the massacre in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, in 2012 and comes just 10 days after an 18-year-old self-described white supremacist attacked a grocery store in the heart of Buffalo's African American community. We go to Austin to speak with Nicole Golden, executive director of Texas Gun Sense, who says Texas lawmakers have widely opposed gu…

Editor (2022-05-25). New York Times Repudiates Drive For 'Decisive Military Victory' in Ukraine. scheerpost.com Volodymyr Zelensky speaks via video conference at the Davos Economic Forum on May 23. | By John V. Walsh / A week ago, Now on May 19, "THE EDITORIAL BOARD," the…

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