Daily Archives: May 9, 2022

2022-05-09: News Headlines

____ (2022-05-09). Oppose US and Australian threats to Solomon Islands! wsws.org With the assistance of its Australian partners, the US ruling class is intent on retaining the domination over the Pacific that it established after defeating Japan in World War II.

Chris Hedges (2022-05-09). Chris Hedges: Jesus, Endless War, and the Rise of American Fascism. mintpressnews.com The Democratic Party is hoping to thwart an election rout by running against the expected Supreme Court decision on abortion. This is depressingly all that is left of its political capital.

Mnar Adley (2022-05-09). Say No To Censorship: Here's How We're Rebuilding Alternative Media. mintpressnews.com With the war in Ukraine raging on and corporate media outlets pushing a pro-NATO agenda — we've entered war time and having access to alternative information is crucial to preventing escalation.

Shea Leibow (2022-05-09). General Dynamics Calls Critics "Radical Skeptics" for "Undermining" US Foreign Policy. mintpressnews.com General Dynamics recently rejected a human rights proposal on the grounds that it would "undermine shareholder value and more notably, "embed radical skepticism toward U.S. foreign policy."

_____ (2022-05-09). The West Approves Turkey's Operation against the Kurds but Condemns Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine. journal-neo.org On 18 April, Turkey announced the beginning of a new cross-border military special operation in Iraqi Kurdistan, Claw Lock (Penàße Kilit). Ankara initially focused all its attention on the Duhok Province of Iraq, where Special Forces of the Ministry of Defense of Turkey with the support of artillery, landed in the Metina, Zap and Avashin …

____ (2022-05-09). Jeffrey Sachs Debunks the West's Narrative and Policy in Ukraine. transcend.org Jeffrey Sachs tears the entire US/NATO narrative apart. One wonders how much longer he will be invited to appear in Western mainstream media–he simply knows too much, has a macro perspective, speaks with passion, and even uses the 'p' word, "peace": A true menace to the empire system.

____ (2022-05-09). Pope Francis Suggests That NATO's "Barking" Provoked Russia's Military Op in Ukraine. transcend.org 4 May 2022 – Pope Francis has suggested to Italian daily Corriere Della Sera that the "barking of NATO at the door of Russia" provoked the military operation in Ukraine and countries should not supply Ukraine with more arms. Russia has "an anger that I don't know whether it was provoked but was perhaps facilitated" by NATO's unrelenting expansion towards the Eurasian Giant," said the Pontiff.

____ (2022-05-09). West continues to ramp up sanctions on Russia, increase strain on global economy. ecns.cn The United States and its Western allies on Sunday announced new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, a move that aims to further cripple Moscow's economy but poses severe challenges for global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

____ (2022-05-09). Canadian PM meets Ukrainian president in Kiev. ecns.cn Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev on Sunday, announcing more military aid to Ukraine and more sanctions against Russia.

Staff (2022-05-09). Iran embassy calls on Iranians to leave Moldova. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Issuing a statement on Monday, the Iranian embassy in Ukraine called on Iranian nationals to leave the Transnistria region of Moldova.

____ (2022-05-09). Workers in London oppose NATO proxy war in Ukraine: "The mass media prepare us for war with propaganda and lies" wsws.org Socialist Equality Party members campaigned in north London this weekend, winning support for a mass international anti-war movement rooted in the working class and based on a socialist strategy.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-09). AGC kill 26 during 4-day terror campaign in northern Colombia. colombiareports.com Paramilitary organization AGC assassinated 26 people in northern Colombia during a four-day terror campaign that ended Sunday. Among the fatalities were two members of the security forces, the prosecution of…

Alasdair Baverstock (2022-05-09). Mexico's migrant massacre. america.cgtn.com An elaborate scheme of bad actors with networks stretching over the territories of multiple countries, including El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, controls the illegal passage of people to the U.S., preying on their desperate circumstances.

amarynth (2022-05-09). Andrei Martyanov: Victory Day, May 9th, How To Make A Decision. Real War Planning. thesaker.is Please visit Andrei's website: smoothiex12.blogspot.com/ and support him here: www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=60459185

Angela (2022-05-09). Saturday 5/7: Virtual film screening :Promises and Betrayals: Britain and the Struggle for the Holy Land. indybay.org

Angela (2022-05-09). Sunday 5/15: Q&A Discussion of Art as Resistance Short Films. indybay.org

Anonymous103 (2022-05-09). 70th Anniversary of the Great Patriotic War — the Eastern Front. southfront.org

____ (2022-05-09). Brazil: Lula Presents Presidential Pre-candidacy for Elections. transcend.org 7 May 2022 – Today, former president Luiz Inácio 'Lula' da Silva presented his pre-candidacy for the October Brazilian presidential elections in which the ultra-right-wing leader Jair Bolsonaro is seeking re-election.

____ (2022-05-09). Homeland Security's "Disinformation Board" Is Even More Pernicious Than It Seems. transcend.org 4 May 2022 – The power to decree what is "disinformation" now determines what can and cannot be discussed on the internet. It is now in the hands of trained disinformation agents of the U.S. Security State.

____ (2022-05-09). How They Have Lied to You about the Russian Threat for the Last 30 Years. transcend.org 8 Apr 2022 – An indisputable authority on NATO affairs reveals the truth — without knowing he does and without the media understanding his sensational statements.

____ (2022-05-09). (Italiano) Guerra in Ucraina: le due vie. transcend.org I segnali che arrivano dagli sviluppi della guerra in Ucraina — che si sta chiaramente rivelando sempre più come una guerra per procura tra USA/NATO e Federazione Russa — sono contrastanti e prefigurano due diverse vie di sviluppo della situazione.

____ (2022-05-09). (Italiano) Tribunale dei Popoli sulle Guerre Ucraine. transcend.org àà ormai tempo d'iniziative della società civile per opporsi al disastroso confronto globale che sta ora mettendo in pericolo il mondo, anzi prospettive di sopravvivenza di specie, perseguendo obiettivi politici degli Stati Uniti camuffati con una certa dose di complicità dei media che continuano a trasmettere l'impressione che la guerra in Ucraina concerna la difesa dell'Ucraina.

____ (2022-05-09). PayPal Cancels Consortium News Account—May Seize Balance. transcend.org 1 May 2022 – PayPal has canceled CN's account without any prior notice or due process and with virtually no explanation. The online payment system gave no warning or reason and indicated that only if "applicable" will the balance be returned.

____ (2022-05-09). "Peace": Personal Perspectives in Humanoids? (Part 4). transcend.org Personal Peace Is an Emotional Experience of Calmness…

____ (2022-05-09). (Português) Quando Nà£o Viu mais Sentido em Comer Animais. transcend.org "O que mais me incomodou foi a ideia de corpos que já nà£o se levantam…"

____ (2022-05-09). (Português) Rússia/EUA/Ucrânia: O que Está em Jogo. transcend.org 3 maio 2022 – Entrevista de Jeffrey Sachs, economista e especialista em desigualdade social, que como poucos articula a economia com a ecologia. Ele criticamente esclarece as posiàßàµes dos EUA e da Rússia no contexto do conflito na Ucrânia. É importante conhecermos os dois lados para nà£o sermos dependentes só da versà£o EUA-UE.

____ (2022-05-09). Remembering Pleasant and Other Memories. transcend.org 9 May 2022 – On a hot sticky summer afternoon of Delhi, I opened my steel almirah (wardrobe) and started looking at papers and other items — an old radio no longer working, old clothes, newspapers, photographs, expired passports, and tickets to several destinations–France, Belgium, Netherlands, Paris, Amsterdam, Porto, and others.

____ (2022-05-09). The EU Is Destroying Its Own Energy Security with the Planned Russian Oil Embargo. transcend.org 7 May 2022 – With no clear alternatives and surging energy prices, sanctions look set to hurt the bloc more than they will harm Russia.

____ (2022-05-09). Why Nonalignment Is an Urgent Imperative for the Global South. transcend.org 2 May 2022 – South Africa and other countries that have abstained from voting against Russia at the UNGA face intense international criticism. There is seldom any acknowledgment that nonalignment, in this case refusing to be aligned with the United States and its allies or with Russia, can be a principled position, as well as an astute tactical engagement with geopolitical realities.

Brenda Norrell (2022-05-09). Attorneys Organization Files in Support of Standing Rock Water Protectors in Federal Court. indybay.org The National Police Accountability Project, composed of attorneys nationwide, has filed in federal appeals court in support of Standing Rock Water Protectors. The attorneys told the court that the force used against Water Protectors was "unreasonably excessive," and violated their Fourth Amendment right, which protects people from unreasonable search and seizure by the government.

Charlie Jane Anders (2022-05-09). Saturday 5/14: Writers With Drinks featuring Jaime Cortez. indybay.org The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St.

Christian Pena (2022-05-09). Most dangerous neighborhoods. america.cgtn.com According to data collected by the CDC, between 2019 and 2020 the murder rate in the country went up by 30%, the largest increase in more than a century. Out of the 10 more dangerous neighborhoods in the country, 7 are in or around Los Angeles.

Christoph Pflueger, Nicolas Riedl & K Chavent (2022-05-09). The price explosion of wheat. indybay.org Many people in this country develop the willingness to explicitly freeze for an ideal. Whether for freedom of whatever kind or for the climate. Every jitter, every pore of goose bumps serves the absolutely good and morally right. Already now one could marvel at signs on "peace demos", on which was written: "Better freeze, than gas from Putin!"

Contributing Writers (2022-05-09). President Putin Victory Day Speech. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

Dan Williams (2022-05-09). Daunte Wright's mother, Katie Wright, discusses her son's death and the trial. america.cgtn.com Twenty-year-old Daunte Wright was shot by officer Kim Potter. Potter says she mistakenly used a gun instead of a taser.

Earth Day (2022-05-09). Seas are Rising but So are We Say Youth in San Jose. indybay.org Photos by Chris Cassell, Probonophoto.org | Please credit the photographer…

____ (2022-05-09). China renews blue alert for rainstorms. ecns.cn China's National Meteorological Center on Monday renewed a blue alert for rainstorms in various parts of the country.

____ (2022-05-09). Second PLA exercises near Taiwan in month. ecns.cn The People's Liberation Army organized interservice combat exercises near Taiwan between Friday and Sunday, according to the PLA Eastern Theater Command.

____ (2022-05-09). 5th cross-Strait youth development forum slated for May 11. ecns.cn The fifth cross-Strait youth development forum is scheduled to be held on May 11 in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, said a Chinese mainland spokesperson on Monday.

Who is Mark Esper?

The American TV "news show" 60 Minutes had on Mark Esper tonight obstensibly to be the voice of reason regarding the war in Ukraine. Wikipedia says this about Esper:From 2008 to 2010, Esper served as executive vice president of the Global Intellectual Property Center and vice president for Europe and Eurasia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He was hired as vice president of government relations at defense contractorRaytheonin July 2010. Esper was recognized as a top corporate lobbyist byThe Hill in 2015 and 2016. Esper's departure from Raytheon included a deferred compensation package after 2022, based partly on Raytheon's stock price.

Comment: Obviously, 60 Minutes thinks corporate defense contractors should be the voice of reason on war and militarism.

____ (2022-05-09). Tallest tree on Chinese mainland found in Tibet. ecns.cn A tree measuring 76.8 meters has been discovered in Metog county of the Tibet autonomous region, becoming the tallest tree found on the Chinese mainland, according to the county's forestry and grassland bureau.

____ (2022-05-09). New York State governor tests positive for COVID-19. ecns.cn New York State Governor Kathy Hochul said on Sunday she has tested positive for COVID-19.

____ (2022-05-09). Strict pandemic control in Shanghai buys time for full vaccination coverage: study. ecns.cn Chinese epidemiologists said in a peer-reviewed medical journal that the strict, comprehensive pandemic control strategies in Shanghai will buy time for full vaccination coverage.

____ (2022-05-09). Chinese mainland registers tallest tree in Tibet. ecns.cn Chinese researchers have found a 76.8-meter tree in Medog County in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, the tallest ever registered in the Chinese mainland, local authorities said Monday.

____ (2022-05-09). Highest tree in Chinese mainland found in Tibet. ecns.cn A 76.8-meter Bhutan pine was discovered in Medog County, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, setting a new record for the highest tree in the country, local Forestry and Grassland Bureau told China News Service on Sunday.

____ (2022-05-09). China's foreign trade increases 7.9% in first four months. ecns.cn China's total imports and exports value amounted to 12.58 trillion yuan ($1.87 trillion) in the first four months of 2022, a year-on-year increase of 7.9 percent, official data showed Monday.

____ (2022-05-09). Park Youngjin: The most heartwarming thank you notes. ecns.cn Colorful handwritten thank you notes folded in heart shapes with beautiful drawings of a dabai: medics wearing the white hazmat suit are the most heartwarming gifts Dr. Park Youngjin, a Korean national living in Shanghai, has received in recent times. These beautiful notes are residents' way of saying thank you to medical workers and are accompanied by beautiful smiles and words of gratitude.

____ (2022-05-09). Equipment for vaccine production plant heads for Morocco. ecns.cn The world's largest multipurpose heavy lift vessel, the Pileck, departed Shanghai on Sunday, transporting Chinese vaccine production equipment to Morocco to enable the manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa.

____ (2022-05-09). First TCM herb train from Vietnam arrives in China. ecns.cn A train loaded with herbs from Dong Dang in northern Vietnam arrived in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Sunday, marking further cooperation in the Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) industry between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

____ (2022-05-09). China to make better use of structural monetary policy tools. ecns.cn China's central bank on Monday said full play should be given to the guiding roles of structural monetary policy tools.

____ (2022-05-09). Xi meets Scholz via video link. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday met via video link with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

____ (2022-05-09). Quake jolts waters off Taiwan: CENC. ecns.cn A 6.2-magnitude earthquake jolted waters off eastern Taiwan's Hualien county at a depth of 16 kilometers at 14: 23 Beijing Time on Monday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

____ (2022-05-09). China to have 5.5 million nurses by 2025. ecns.cn China will have 5.5 million nurses by 2025, according to a new plan released by the National Health Commission.

____ (2022-05-09). Two more statues of Iron Age boxers unearthed in Italy. ecns.cn Photo shows the excavation site of the Iron Age necropolis in Mont'e Prama, Italy, May 7, 2022. Archaeologists in Sardinia have unearthed the torsos of two more limestone statues of boxers.

____ (2022-05-09). 244-million-year-old marine reptile with the world's longest tail discovered in Yunnan. ecns.cn Honghesaurus, a new species of Pachypleurosauroidae, has the longest tail known in the world and the earliest in China.

____ (2022-05-09). Giant sinkhole discovered in Guangxi. ecns.cn A giant sinkhole has been discovered by a Chinese cave exploration team in Leye County, Baise City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, bringing the number of known sinkholes in the area to 30…

Fight Back (2022-05-09). Rome: World Federation of Trade Unions 18th Congress underway. fightbacknews.org Rome, Italy – The 18th Congress of the World Federation of Trade Unions is being held in Rome, Italy May 6 – 8. Nearly 500 delegates came from 96 countries, with many more participating online. The WFTU represents 110 million workers in 133 countries, mostly in the global south. For the first time in over 50 years, there were delegates from the United States, with representatives from AFSCME 3800, the University Minnesota clerical workers union, and Roofers Local 36 from Los Angeles. Both unions have affiliated to the WFTU in recent years. Also participating from the U.S. was a leader of the newly-formed Starbuck…

Fight Back (2022-05-09). What is historical materialism? fightbacknews.org Now that we have talked about the Marxist theory of knowledge and examined the meaning and function of dialectical materialism, let's look at how that is applied to studying the historical development of society. Marx called this "the materialist conception of history," or historical materialism. It is historical materialism that demonstrates the link between dialectical materialism and political economy. Here we have dialectical materialism applied to history. | Before we get into all of the details of historical materialism, let's take an introductory look at some of the key concepts. This way we can understan…

Harald Neuber & Natylie Baldwin (2022-05-09). Open letter and Breaking the logic of war. indybay.org The delivery of large quantities of heavy weapons, however, could make Germany itself a party to the war. A Russian counterattack could then trigger the mutual assistance clause under the NATO treaty and thus the immediate danger of a world war. Natylie Baldwin emphasizes how Zelensky's outlawing of parties and dissenting media are dictatorial.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-09). Imperial professors elected to prestigious American Academy. imperial.ac.uk Four leading Imperial academics have been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-05-09). The Sun Never Sets: Why Is AFRICOM Expanding in Zambia? covertactionmagazine.com Because of Zambia's Copper and to Thwart the Chinese On April 25, the U.S. government announced that U.S. African Command …

Joel Richards (2022-05-09). Buenos Aires: music from below. america.cgtn.com This record label in Buenos Aires is exploring the sounds of the 'Barrio' and connecting its emerging artists to a wider public and, also, brands.

Jonathan Cook (2022-05-09). The persecution of Julian Assange. indybay.org Melzer has distilled his detailed research into a new book, The Trial of Julian Assange, that provides a shocking account of rampant lawlessness by the main states involved — Britain, Sweden, the US, and Ecuador. It also documents a sophisticated campaign of misinformation and character assassination to obscure those misdeeds.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-09). 2022 World Trade Month – Expanding California African Global Trade. indybay.org Since 1938, the United States has recognized May as World Trade Month and used it as an opportunity to celebrate the importance of international trade to the U.S. economy. 2022 Africa Unity Week is helping organize and promote The World Conference of Mayors and Black Towns and Historic Settlements Alliance in California as we build global unity. Together, we must build greater awareness and highlight the role of international business and trade in our communities.

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-05-09). Angry Women and Supporters Take to the Streets. indybay.org Opposition to Supreme Court attack on reproductive health builds…

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-05-09). Mad as Hell Raging Grannies Bring Resistance Message to Berkeley. indybay.org March through book fair and downtown for abortion rights…

Liberation Staff (2022-05-09). Free e-magazine: 'Abortion: Not a moral issue'. liberationnews.org For a limited time only, get a free copy of the "Not a Moral Issue" of Breaking the Chains magazine…

Liberation Staff (2022-05-09). Saluting anti-fascist heroes on the anniversary of Victory Day. liberationnews.org Read about WWII heroes of the Soviet Union!

Luis Chirino (2022-05-09). Mexico's President arrives in Cuba ahead of five day tour of Central America. america.cgtn.com The tour takes place as Mexico tries to help contain an irregular wave of migrants through Central American countries toward the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mad as Hell Activists (2022-05-09). Sunday 5/8: Mad as Hell Raging Grannies & Handmaids Procession for Reproductive Justice. indybay.org Meet at the corner of Allston Way and MLK in Berkeley at 1: 45 pm. We start the procession promptly at 2pm.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-05-09). Jobless rate steady at 3.6%; Firms claimed to create 406K jobs. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON —The U.S. jobless rate remained at 3.6% in April, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, as private sector firms claimed to add 406,000 new jobs that month. That put private firms almost at their job levels before the coronavirus-caused depression two years ago. Governments added 22,000 jobs in April, 77% of them in local …

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-09). Persian Gulf region plays decisive role in regional economy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Referring to the strategic position of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, Major General Safavi said that the adoption of the ocean-based strategy plays a decisive role in the economic prospect of the region.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-09). Seven Shirabad waterfalls in Golestan province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The Seven Shirabad waterfalls is a touristic site in the northern Iranian village of Shirabad, in Golestan province that has been registered on the National Heritage List.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-09). The black hole that is military spending. peoplesdispatch.org Amid a pandemic and dire economic crises across the world, military spending has continued relentlessly. The US has been the biggest spender by a huge margin. We look at some of the key findings from the recent SIPRI report.

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of CA (2022-05-09). Saturday 5/14: Sacramento: Bans Off Our Bodies! March & Rally for Roe at CA State Capitol. indybay.org California State Capitol- west steps, 10th St and L Street and N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814…

PPWTBABF (2022-05-09). Berkeley Rages as Reproductive Rights Under Attack. indybay.org "Back alley abortions" was a term used to describe illegal abortion before the passage of Roe v. Wade in 1973. Demonstrators on May 8 carried a variety of placards including some that said "Books not Back Alleys". | Stills and 1 min video by Lis Cox.

____ (2022-05-09). Graphic: National Endowment for Democracy, shadowy enforcer for "rules-based international order" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Global TimesMay 8, 2022 US' NED 'mastermind' behind global separatist riots, color revolutions, political crises: Chinese FM report Graphic produced and released by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

____ (2022-05-09). Azerbaijan opening Caspian to Western energy firms led to conquest of Karabakh: expert. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Trend News AgencyMay 9, 2022 Heydar Aliyev laid foundation for making Azerbaijan one of world's most reliable oil, gas exporters — US expert Heydar Aliyev [Azerbaijani national leader] laid the foundation of making Azerbaijan one of the world's most reliable exporters of oil and gas, the US expert, CEO of Caspian Group Holdings Rob Sobhani …

____ (2022-05-09). Deputy commander inspects Strike Force NATO headquarters. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Naval Striking and Support Forces NATOMay 9, 2022 NATOs Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Sir Tim Radford Visits STRIKFORNATO STRIKFORNATO's Deputy Commander, Rear Admiral James Morley and Command Group welcomed NATO's Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR), General Sir Tim Radford KCB DSO OBE to STRIKFORNATO headquarters the 4th and 5th of May. The …

____ (2022-05-09). NATO displeased with Georgia's internal politics. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Civil GeorgiaMay 8, 2022 NATO Concerned Over Georgia's 'Stalled' Reforms NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia, Javier Colomina told Georgia's government-critical Formula TV that the Alliance is "concerned with level of implementation of the reforms we have been requesting" from Tbilisi. Per Colomina, during his recent meetings with Georgian officials …

rqorinoco (2022-05-09). Israeli Court Approves Mass Forced Transfer of Palestinians. orinocotribune.com By Maureen Clare Murphy — May 5, 2022 | Israel's high court approved the forced expulsion of more than 1,000 Palestinians from eight villages in the Masafer Yatta area of the southern West Bank overnight Wednesday. | If Israel carries through with the forcible transfer, it will be one of the single largest expulsions of Palestinians since it occupied the West Bank and Gaza Strip in 1967. | The occupation court just decided: My community will be destroyed. I live in Massafer Yatta, Palestine. An unjust 23 year long trial ended today with a verdict of mass eviction. The army can now place us on trucks, 2,400…

rqorinoco (2022-05-09). Overturning Roe Widely Out of Step With American Voters. orinocotribune.com by McKenzie Wilson— May 3, 2022 | 60% of voters support letting Roe v. Wade decision remain, per September poll. | WASHINGTON — Today, Data for Progress spokeswoman McKenzie Wilson issued the following statement following the leak of a drafted Supreme Court opinion that would see Roe v. Wade overturned by a forthcoming ruling on reproductive rights: | "The right to reproductive care is a fundamental human right, and the intent by this right-wing Supreme Court to overturn Roe is completely out of step with the view of the American people. A majority of voters — even Republican voters — suppo…

Staff (2022-05-09). Andrés Manuel López Obrador: "Nunca he apostado, ni apostaré al fracaso de la Revolución cubana" cubadebate.cu Sin afán de exaltar el chovinismo que casi todos los latinoamericanos llevamos dentro, se puede asegurar que Cuba fue, durante casi cuatro siglos, la capital de América. Nadie que viniera de Europa a nuestro continente podía dejar de pasar por la isla más grande de las Antillas y, por muchas décadas, Cuba fue la joya de la Corona española.

Staff (2022-05-09). Fidel sobre Celia: Jugó un papel decisivo en toda nuestra guerra (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Cubadebate y el sitio Fidel Soldado de las Ideas comparten testimonios de Fidel Castro sobre ella recogidos en la serie: "Celia, fuego y canto" dirigida por Haydée Tabraue Garí y con producción de Roberto Chile.

Staff (2022-05-09). Hotel Saratoga: Los perros rescatistas y la esperanza de escucharlos ladrar. cubadebate.cu En el hotel Saratoga se demuestra una vez más la valía del binomio perro-humano. øQué haríamos sin los héroes de cuatro patas? A las 11: 30 a.m. de este domingo, los canes entraron por primera vez en el sótano. Bajaron en la retroexcavadora. Quienes los conducen no pierden la esperanza de escucharlos ladrar.

Staff (2022-05-09). La moda en Cuba, más que una guayabera. cubadebate.cu Hay que decir, además, que el mercado del diseño de moda en Cuba se encuentra poco explotado, por lo que es relativamente sencillo posicionarse dentro de él, siempre y cuando se ofrezca al consumidor un producto y una atención de calidad, que satisfaga sus gustos y sea asequible al bolsillo. La complejidad radica fundamentalmente en la adquisición de la materia prima, la cual escasea y, en ocasiones, la existente no tiene la calidad requerida para cumplir con los estándares del mercado.

Staff (2022-05-09). Matanzas y su universidad: Las bodas de oro (+ Fotos). cubadebate.cu En un campus de la Universidad de Matanzas (UM) hay una valla muy curiosa que refleja su historia y algo más. Representa una especie de línea del tiempo que despega el 9 de mayo de 1972 con el inicio de la educación superior en esa provincia cubana. Una vez llega al presente 2022, la línea continúa extendiéndose con optimismo hacia un futuro incierto, pero necesariamente ligado a la búsqueda del conocimiento.

Staff (2022-05-09). Tres aniversarios y tres economistas en revolución. cubadebate.cu Ayer, 8 de mayo, fue el centenario del gran economista cubano-mexicano Juan Francisco Noyola, del cual este año se cumplirán sesenta años de su fallecimiento en un accidente aéreo junto al también economista y revolucionario cubano Raúl Cepero Bonilla. La pupila insomne la lectura de "Tres aniversarios y tres economistas en revolución", de Lázaro Díaz Fariñas.

Staff (2022-05-09). Despide Díaz-Canel a López Obrador. cubadebate.cu Pasadas las 10 de la noche y un domingo histórico, el presidente cubano Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez despidió a un amigo entrañable de Cuba; Andrés Manuel López Obrador regresaba a México. Ambos sostuvieron, como siempre, un intercambio de hermanos, del México lindo y querido, y de la Cuba que quien la defiende la quiere más.

Staff (2022-05-09). Panamericano de luchas: Cuba termina con cuatro medallas de oro. cubadebate.cu Luego de una jornada conclusiva en la que Cuba no logró subir a lo más alto del podio, la delegación de la Mayor de Las Antillas se despidió del torneo con cuatro coronas, igual cantidad de platas y dos medallas de bronce. El torneo organizado en la ciudad mexicana de Acapulco también otorgó boletos panamericanos a todos los medallistas.

Staff (2022-05-09). Cuba reporta 77 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 67 altas. cubadebate.cu Al cierre de este domingo 8 de mayo, Cuba reportó 77 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 67 altas médicas. Actualmente hay 575 casos activos, informó el Ministerio de Salud Pública (Minsap) en su parte diario este lunes.

Staff (2022-05-09). El tiempo: Calor, algunos chubascos y tormentas eléctricas. cubadebate.cu 🌦️Amanecerá con sol y algunas nubes. Desde el final de la mañana se nublará gradualmente en gran parte del país, con algunos chubascos y tormentas eléctricas, que serán aislados en la porción sur oriental.

Staff (2022-05-09). Entrenadores brasileños de fútbol impartirán curso en Cuba. cubadebate.cu Fue inaugurado este lunes un curso para entrenadores de fútbol que impartirán especialistas del Sindicato de Entrenadores de Fútbol de Brasil en La Habana y Santiago de Cuba. El acto de apertura se celebró en la sala magistral de la UCCFD, bajo el auspicio del Inder, el Movimiento Sin Tierras de Brasil y la Asociación de Fútbol de Cuba (AFC).

Staff (2022-05-09). Erly Casanova elegido Jugador de la Semana (+ Video). cubadebate.cu El lanzador de los Vegueros de Pinar del Río, Erly Casanova, fue elegido como el Jugador de la Semana, información ofrecida esta tarde de lunes en la habitual conferencia de prensa en el salón Adolfo Luque del Estadio Latinoamericano.

Staff (2022-05-09). López Obrador en conferencia mañanera: "Cuba tiene un extraordinario presidente" cubadebate.cu Durante su conferencia de prensa matutina diaria en el Palacio Nacional —o "mañanera"— el presidente mexicano Andrés Manuel López Obrador calificó a su homólogo cubano, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, de honesto, trabajador, humano y "una muy buena persona".

Staff (2022-05-09). Mundial Juvenil de Levantamiento de Pesas: Elizabeth Reyes entra en la historia de la halterofilia cubana. cubadebate.cu La pesista Elizabeth Reyes ganó dos históricas medallas de plata en la división de 87 kg del Campeonato Mundial Juvenil. El resultado confirma sus proyecciones rumbo a la élite y la convierte a sus 19 años en la primera cubana en subir a un podio planetario en estos torneos. En el día, Lesther Miguel Cabrera terminó sexto en los 109 kg.

Staff (2022-05-09). Putin participa en desfile militar por el aniversario 77 de la victoria soviética sobre el nazismo (+ Videos). cubadebate.cu La Federación de Rusia celebra este lunes 9 de mayo la victoria de la URSS sobre la Alemania nazi en la Gran Guerra Patria (1941-1945), un conflicto derivado de la Segunda Guerra Mundial en el que perdieron la vida más de 25 millones de soviéticos, con un gran desfile militar en la Plaza Roja moscovita.

Staff (2022-05-09). Por qué la biotecnología no debe ser excepción. cubadebate.cu En los días cercanos al éxito de las vacunas cubanas en el control de la COVID-19, y al reconocimiento que recibimos todos los trabajadores de BioCubaFarma al ser escogidos para abrir el desfile del Primero de mayo, se discutió mucho, y en muchos escenarios, sobre el rol de la ciencia en el proyecto social socialista cubano, y en especial en la economía.

Staff (2022-05-09). Las 5 lecciones de vida para aprender de Nelson Mandela. telesurtv.net La lucha pacífica contra el racismo y las injusticias de Sudáfrica es uno de los ejemplos de Nelson Mandela. Su ternura, su temple, su coraje, son parte de su inolvidable legado.

Staff (2022-05-09). 35 killed in attack on gold mine in Congo. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — At least 35 people have been killed in an attack on a gold mine in Ituri, in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local sources said.

Staff (2022-05-09). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 9. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Monday, May 9.

Staff (2022-05-09). ISIL claims responsibility for attack on Egyptian troops. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — ISIL terrorist group on Sunday claimed responsibility for an attack that targeted a water pumping station east of the Suez Canal, killing at least 11 soldiers.

Staff (2022-05-09). Iran to launch its first cruise ship in port of Bushehr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — A first cruise liner sailing under the Iranian flag is set to launch in the very near future with routes that cover major ports in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.

Staff (2022-05-09). Canada, UK announce new package of sanctions on Russia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Canada included forty more Russian individuals, including businessmen and defense officials, in its sanction lists, the press service of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

Staff (2022-05-09). 3 ISIL wanted members detained in Iraqi capital. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Iraq's General Security Directorate (GSD) announced that three ISIL wanted members were arrested in the country's capital of Baghdad.

Staff (2022-05-09). Lebanon holds pivotal elections. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Lebanese expatriates headed to polling stations on Friday and Sunday across the world to cast their votes in parliamentary elections projected to maintain the current political array.

Staff (2022-05-09). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 9. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Monday, May 9.

Staff (2022-05-09). Antidote Powder: A Low-Cost Antivenom Developed by Venezuelan Scientists. orinocotribune.com The antivenom, developed in Venezuela, has already been tested on 40 people and has not shown any adverse effects. | The saying that "the snake is killed by the head" is not valid, if one considers that it is precisely in the snake's own venom that the antidote for its bite is found. Some new antivenoms are currently being developed in Venezuela to counteract the effects of snake and scorpion bites. These antidotes are made with IgY technology based on chicken antibodies and, so far, have been tested on 40 people. No adverse reactions have been reported. | José Contreras, a researcher and snake expert at the I…

Staff (2022-05-09). Cape Verde: Ulisses Correia Admits Kidnapping of Alex Saab was an Exchange for Cooperative Security. orinocotribune.com The Prime Minister of Cape Verde, Ulisses Correia, admitted that the kidnapping and delivery of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab was the product of a compromise between the African nation and the United States government. | Correia's response, after the Cape Verdean government's authorization to arbitrarily transfer Alex Saab to Miami, was due to the international commitments that are convenient for the small island nation, as indicated in a press release. | "We are a country with international commitments (sic)… We have to give something in return for our participation in cooperative security," the prime minister…

Staff (2022-05-09). Venezuela and Bolivia Sign New Bilateral Agreement. orinocotribune.com With the signing of a joint declaration between the ministers of foreign affairs of both countries, the working agenda held by Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister Félix Plasencia, with high authorities of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, was culminated. | This was reported by the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, through a post on his official Twitter account, after the working agenda that took place on May 5 and 6, in which the diplomat representing President Nicolás Maduro, met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Rogelio Mayta and the Bolivian president himself, Luis Arce. | "The foreign minister of Venezuela expre…

teleSUR -lvm, JCM (2022-05-09). Pdte. sirio sostiene encuentro con el líder y el presidente iraní. telesurtv.net "El prestigio de Siria son mayores que antes, y todos ven a este país como una potencia", señaló ayatolá Sayed Ali Jamenei…

teleSUR, DRL (2022-05-09). Australia admite posible extradición de represora pinochetista. telesurtv.net Señalada por ser parte de la brigada de exterminio Lautaro de la Dirección de Inteligencia Nacional (DINA), de Pinochet.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-05-09). Indígenas asentados en protesta se retiran de Bogotá, Colombia. telesurtv.net La retirada tiene lugar tras un acuerdo entre las comunidades indígenas y el Gobierno para la salida del Parque Nacional.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-05-09). México aboga por una integración de América sin exclusiones. telesurtv.net En Cuba, el presidente López Obrador concluyó su gira con nuevos acuerdos en materia de salud y una reunión privada con el líder Raúl Castro.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-05-09). Irán anuncia continuación de conversaciones en Viena. telesurtv.net El diplomático persa instó al gobierno estadounidense a "devolver lo que ha tomado de los bolsillos de los iraníes".

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-05-09). Pdte. Díaz-Canel agradece apoyo tras explosión en La Habana. telesurtv.net El jefe de Estado cubano señaló en su cuenta oficial de Twitter que: "En medio del dolor, la solidaridad alivia".

teleSUR, JCM (2022-05-09). Rodrigo Chaves asume la Presidencia de Costa Rica. telesurtv.net "Tengo muy claro en mi corazón, que si pongo por delante el faro de esa voluntad ciudadana, nunca me perderé", afirmó Chaves en la ceremonia de investidura.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-05-09). Rusia defiende operación en Ucrania al celebrar Día de la Victoria. telesurtv.net Pdte. Vladímir Putin afirmó que el peligro crecía día a día. Rusia dio una respuesta preventiva a la agresión. "Fue una decisión forzada, oportuna y la única correcta".

teleSUR, JCM (2022-05-09). Primer ministro de Sri Lanka presenta su renuncia. telesurtv.net Tras Rajapaksa, quien dimitió a pedido del presidente Gotabaya Rajapaksa, se espera que en el curso de este lunes también renuncie el resto de su gabinete.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-05-09). Maestros de Ecuador cierran rutas en reclamo de sus derechos. telesurtv.net Exigen la equiparación salarial aprobada meses atrás y la aplicación de la Ley Orgánica de Educación Intercultural.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-05-09). Papa envía mensaje de felicitaciones en Día de las Madres. telesurtv.net "Mi amor a todas las madres de Honduras, y en especial a quienes sufren pobreza y perdieron sus hijos e hijas en esta injusta sociedad", dijo la mandataria Xiomara Castro.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-05-09). Putin afirma que operación en Ucrania fue una respuesta preventiva. telesurtv.net "Fue una decisión forzosa, oportuna y la única correcta, la decisión de una nación soberana, independiente y fuerte", dijo.

teleSUR, JL (2022-05-09). Alertan por más de 125 ataques de paramilitares durante paro armado en Colombia. telesurtv.net El departamento de Antioquia es el que registra más hechos de violencia con 62 casos.

teleSUR, JL (2022-05-09). Exasambleísta de Ecuador sufre atentado en Quito. telesurtv.net Rodrigo Collaguazo recibió cuatro impactos de bala en Quito.

teleSUR, SH, JGN (2022-05-09). øCómo ocurrió la victoria soviética sobre la Alemania nazi?>. telesurtv.net La operación sobre Berlín se prolongó desde el 25 de abril al 2 de mayo de 1945 poniendo fin a la II Guerra Mundial en Europa.

teleSUR, yart, JGN (2022-05-09). Cierran colegios electorales en Filipinas para elegir a presidente. telesurtv.net El inicio de la votación se retrasó en algunas partes por problemas en las máquinas de votación y otras dificultades.

teleSUR, yart, JGN (2022-05-09). Bolivia prepara nueva edición de Feria Internacional del Libro. telesurtv.net La Feria es el evento literario más importante del país y fue declarado Patrimonio Cultural de la ciudad.

teleSUR, yart, JGN (2022-05-09). Pdta. de Honduras ofrece discurso tras 100 días de Gobierno. telesurtv.net La mandataria recibió el pasado 27 de enero un Estado cooptado por el narcotráfico y el crimen organizado.

teleSUR, yart, JGN (2022-05-09). Registran temblor magnitud 6.1 al este de Taiwán. telesurtv.net Taiwán, por su ubicación geográfica, es una isla china que recibe continuamente el impacto de los sismos.

teleSUR, yart, JGN (2022-05-09). Rusia destruye helicópteros ucranianos cerca de Odesa. telesurtv.net En la noche, las fuerzas de la autodenominada República de Lughansk liberaron el pueblo de Nizhne, cerca de Lisichansk.

teleSUR- hvh (2022-05-09). Confirman motín en cárcel ecuatoriana de Santo Domingo. telesurtv.net El ministro del interior aseguró que la Policía Nacional apoya en las tareas para alcanzar el control de la situación.

teleSUR- lvm, JL (2022-05-09). Grupo de Puebla respalda petición de Caricom sobre Cumbre. telesurtv.net El Grupo de Puebla exhortó a los países de la región gobernados por proyectos progresistas a coincidir en el gesto de solidaridad.

UUSF Sensible Cinema, the IEC (2022-05-09). Friday 5/20: NASRIN story of a courageous Iranian lawyer and political prisoner. indybay.org VIA ZOOM | us02web.zoom.us/j/81874845936?pwd=Y2RCOV… | Meeting ID: 818 7484 5936 Passcode: 205900…

____ (2022-05-09). May Day 2022: Finance capital and the deepening crisis of global capitalism. wsws.org This is the report delivered by Nick Beams to the 2022 International May Day Online Rally held on May 1. Beams is a longstanding leader of the International Committee of the Fourth International and an expert on Marxist economics.

____ (2022-05-09). May Day 2022: Young people must turn to the working class and the fight for socialism! wsws.org This is the report delivered by Gregor Link to the 2022 International May Day Online Rally held on May 1. Link is a leading member in Germany of the International Youth and Students for Social Equality, the youth movement of the International Committee of the Fourth International and its affiliated Socialist Equality Parties.

____ (2022-05-09). May Day 2022: Australian ruling class promotes anti-China campaign. wsws.org This is the report delivered by Cheryl Crisp to the 2022 International May Day Online Rally held on May 1. Crisp is the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in Australia.

____ (2022-05-09). Anger at Detroit Diesel as UAW attempts to rush a vote on six-year sellout agreement. wsws.org The UAW is trying to rush through a ratification vote on a tentative contract containing wage increase far below the rate of inflation, higher medical costs and maintenance of the tier system.

____ (2022-05-09). Bernie Sanders speaks at "Unity Fest" rally in Richmond, Virginia: A trap for Starbucks workers. wsws.org On April 24, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders spoke at Unity Fest, an event organized to celebrate the successful unionization vote at five Starbucks locations in Richmond, Virginia under Starbucks United, a section of the Workers United union.

____ (2022-05-09). Democrats duck any real fight on abortion rights. wsws.org Despite rhetorical denunciations of the attacks on women's rights at weekend protests, Senate Democrats are doing nothing outside of bringing up an abortion bill they know will fail.

____ (2022-05-09). Australia: Victorian state Labor government budget tries to conceal austerity agenda. wsws.org The budget was a political fraud, seeking to cover up the Labor Party's preparations for austerity measures.

____ (2022-05-09). "System-relevant & budgeted to death": Child care personnel demand better working conditions. wsws.org Around 26,000 kindergarten teachers across Germany took part in a one-day warning strike last Wednesday.

____ (2022-05-09). Australian Labor leader Anthony Albanese pitches to big business at Chamber of Commerce. wsws.org Albanese pledged that a Labor government would revive the "reform agenda" of sweeping pro-business restructuring implemented in the 1980s and 90s.

____ (2022-05-09). On the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, US seeks to escalate conflict with Russia. wsws.org Ahead of Russia's celebration of the defeat of Nazi Germany in May 1945, the US and its NATO allies are systematically working to escalate their war with Russia.

____ (2022-05-09). 55,000 Los Angeles County workers vote near-unanimously to authorize strike action. wsws.org Los Angeles County workers have voted overwhelmingly by 98 percent to authorize a strike by its 55,000 member work force.

____ (2022-05-09). Iowa cement truck drivers' strike for higher pay enters second week at King's Ready Mix. wsws.org On Monday, May 2, cement truck drivers employed by King's Ready Mix in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, began to strike, after unanimously rejecting a contract proposal by the company.

____ (2022-05-09). BBC lays out what "Learning to live with the virus in the UK" means. wsws.org Despite the reduced ratio of deaths to infections, a comparable number of people have been killed in the Omicron wave to the earlier Delta wave—over a much shorter period of time and with higher levels of vaccination.

____ (2022-05-09). CNH threatens to cut off health benefits in provocation against striking workers. wsws.org If CNH proceeds with the threat, it would mark a major escalation of the company's hardball, strikebreaking tactics.

____ (2022-05-09). "Workers urgently need to develop their consciousness because the mass media prepare us for war with propaganda and lies." wsws.org Socialist Equality Party members campaigned in north London this weekend, winning support for a mass international anti-war movement rooted in the working class and based on a socialist strategy.

____ (2022-05-09). Oppose the draconian State of Emergency! No to presidential dictatorship! Abolish the executive presidency! wsws.org The declaration of a state of emergency is in preparation to crush the working class and the month-long struggle of working people for the president's resignation and an end to the social misery created by skyrocketing inflation and chronic shortages of essentials.

____ (2022-05-09). One hundred million coronavirus cases in the US predicted for fall and winter surge. wsws.org The implications of the level of mass infection predicted by the White House are staggering. One hundred million new cases implies, using the accepted infection fatality rate of the virus of 0.5 percent, 0,000 new deaths in the United States alone.

____ (2022-05-09). SEP Australia online meeting: "Vote 1 Socialist Equality Party" wsws.org In the party's final public meeting before the federal election, SEP candidates and party leaders will outline the socialist and revolutionary alternative to the right-wing, pro-business and militarist policies of Labor, the Liberal-Nationals and all the parliamentary parties.

____ (2022-05-09). As Sri Lankan protests grow, Ceylon Workers Congress courts India's Hindu-supremacist BJP. wsws.org BJP officials attended the CWC union's May Day meeting in Nuwara Eliya as envoys of India's Hindu-supremacist government.

____ (2022-05-09). California nurse dies by suicide, and nurses respond: "We went from health care heroes to sacrificial lambs" wsws.org Nurses describe dangerous short staffing, lack of access to mental health services and a culture of abuse where all aspects of care are determined according to profit.

Zero Waste Sonoma (2022-05-09). Saturday 5/14: Fix-It Clinic. indybay.org Tek Tailor | 3251 Santa Rosa Ave. | Santa Rosa, CA 95407…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-08). Humanitarian Operation To Evacuate Civilians From Azovstal Completed. southfront.org

Samir Amin (2022-05-08). Russia and the Ukraine crisis: The Eurasian Project in conflict with the triad imperialist policies. mronline.org We wanted to draw readers attention to this piece by Samir Amin, which was written at the time of the Maidan Coup in 2014. —Eds. 1. The current global stage is dominated by the attempt of historical centers of imperialism (the U.S., Western and Central Europe, Japan—hereafter called "the Triad") to maintain their exclusive control …

Staff (2022-05-08). US sacrifices Ukraine to control Europe, Chinese vice FM says. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Chinese Vice Foreign Minister said that the US hopes to "add fuel to the fire" and hinder the negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, adding that the US purpose is to sacrifice Ukraine to control Europe and weaken Russia.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-08). Scott Ritter on Russia, USA, and Ukraine nazism. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

____ (2022-05-08). Fact Sheet on the National Endowment for Democracy. ecns.cn The United States has long used democracy as a tool and a weapon to undermine democracy in the name of democracy, to incite division and confrontation, and to meddle in other countries' internal affairs, causing catastrophic consequences.‚ÄÇ…

____ (2022-05-08). U.S. set to mark grim milestone of 1 mln coronavirus-related deaths: report. ecns.cn The United States is set to mark a grim milestone of 1 million coronavirus-related deaths but the COVID-19 pandemic is not done yet, said a report of American media outlet ABC6.

_____ (2022-05-08). No To A New Monroe Doctrine In The Pacific. popularresistance.org The Anglo ruling classes have gone into a state of frenzy over a recently-signed security agreement between the People's Republic of China and the Solomon Islands. Various people who had barely heard of the Solomon Islands just a few weeks ago are now expressing grave concern that this small sovereign nation could be used as a pawn by an aggressive and expansionist China in its bid for world domination. | The deal itself appears to be entirely ordinary, allowing for China to "make ship visits to, carry out logistical replenishment in, and have stopover and transition in the Solomon Islands," in addition to provid…

_____ (2022-05-08). The Cossacks in Australia and Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine. journal-neo.org For many centuries, the Cossacks have been one of the symbols of Russia and a reliable pillar of the Tsar's power. During the Russian Civil War (1917-1923), most of the Cossacks supported the White Movement, whose defeat brought the old ways to an end. Supporters of the previous government were forced to either change their …

_____ (2022-05-08). The Poor People's Campaign And The Moral Dilemma Of Liberalism. popularresistance.org Rev. William Barber, an indisputable champion of the poor and a consistent voice demanding an end to poverty, may have made a serious moral and ethical error that effectively placed him outside of the "Kingian" framework that informed Dr. King's work especially during the last year of his life. | In an attempt to make a point about the flawed priorities of the duopoly, Dr. Barber wrote in an email to the "movement family" on Saturday, April 30, 2022 that, "despite the political gridlock on Capitol Hill, Republicans and Democrats have acted swiftly to approve historic military aid to Ukraine. In the face of such a…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-08). Military Situation In Transnistria On May 8, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Anonymous103 (2022-05-08). Military Situation In Ukraine On May 8, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam (2022-05-08). US 'directly' involved in Ukraine conflict — Moscow. plusnews.ug Washington should be added to a "list of war criminals" as it is now directly participating in "hostilities" in Ukraine, Chairman of Russia's State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin claimed on Saturday, citing media reports about alleged US intelligence-sharing with Ukraine. US President Joe Biden has told senior intelligence officials that "counterproductive" leaks about data sharing with …

____ (2022-05-08). Former NATO chief: Ukraine war should be exploited to admit Finland, Sweden. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azeri Press AgencyMay 8, 2022 Former NATO Secretary General called on Sweden and Finland to join the alliance Sweden and Finland should hurry up with joining NATO while Moscow is "busy" with conducting a military special operation in Ukraine, said Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former Secretary General of the North Atlantic Alliance…. He called the current …

Staff (2022-05-08). UK to provide $1.6B in additional military aid to Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The United Kingdom will provide a further 1.3 billion pounds ($1.6 billion) in military support and aid to Ukraine.

Staff (2022-05-08). Ukraine-Russia political talks should lead to war cessation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Stating that Iran opposes the war in Ukraine, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that political talks between Ukraine and Russia should lead to a cessation of war and ceasefire.

_____ (2022-05-08). How An Israel Lobby Group Infiltrated US Education. popularresistance.org Richmond, Virginia – In 2018, the Virginia Coalition for Human Rights (VCHR) successfully stopped the state from adopting textbook edits made by the Institute for Curriculum Services (ICS), a pro-Israel "educational" institution. | The ICS promotes itself as improving the accuracy of K-12 instruction on Judaism and Jewish history in the United States. Yet, backed by the Israel lobby, its strategy appears more in line with advocating a Zionist narrative than enhancing education. | Today, ICS boasts that it has helped better public education in all 50 states and impacted 11 million students across the country. With…

_____ (2022-05-08). KC Tenants Announces Launch Of Citywide Tenant's Union. popularresistance.org Kansas City, Kansas – Pat Lucas received the notification last August: She would have to vacate the Armour Flats building in the 3400 block of Holmes Street in Kansas City — her home for more than 17 years — by November. | The management company was going to renovate the property, causing her rent to shoot up, from a little over $500 a month to more than $1,000. She was priced out and had to move. | Lucas shared her story Saturday as KC Tenants, a local organization advocating for housing rights, held a rally to announce it was creating a citywide tenant's union. | The organization will work with ever…

_____ (2022-05-08). The Border-Industrial Complex In The Biden Era. popularresistance.org First, it was the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) vehicles speeding along on the road in front of our campsite. Then it was the Border Patrol's all-terrain vehicles moving swiftly on a ridge above us. I was about 10 miles north of the border with Mexico, near Peña Blanca Lake in southern Arizona, camping with my six-year-old son and some other families. Like fire trucks racing to a blaze, the Border Patrol mobilization around me was growing so large I could only imagine an emergency situation developing. | I started climbing to get a better look and soon found myself alone on a golden hill dotted with alligat…

_____ (2022-05-08). The Core Of Copaganda Is The Symbiotic Relationship Between Press And Police. popularresistance.org When the news got out that someone had shot people in New York City's subway system, many of us knew just what would come next, and we were not surprised. Immediate, urgent calls for more police and more policing, for tougher treatment of homeless and/or mentally ill people. Forget tolerance or empathy or social services, because look where that gets us. | It's an argument that we've heard for decades, but it's not an abstract debate. Just because patterns and practices are old doesn't mean their harms are not fresh. So, yes, it matters very much whether the news convinces people that they've just been saved from…

_____ (2022-05-08). Venezuela And Iran Deepen Cooperation To Overcome US Sanctions. popularresistance.org Caracas, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro held a meeting with Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji in Caracas to strengthen energy cooperation as the two oil producing countries ramp up efforts to offset US sanctions. | On Monday, Maduro hosted Owji and other Iranian officials in Miraflores Palace where they held a "productive meeting" to "deepen the ties of brotherhood and cooperation [between the nations] in energy matters." | In a Twitter post, the Venezuelan mandatary expressed his gratitude for Iran's ongoing support in the Caribbean country's struggle to recover the economy under US sanction…

_____ (2022-05-08). A Socialist Perspective On The Abortion Rights Struggle. popularresistance.org On the night of May 3, a US Supreme Court draft decision regarding the landmark Roe v. Wade decision was leaked to the press. As per the draft, penned by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, the Supreme Court is set to overturn the historic decision, eliminating the right to abortion for millions of women. In response, thousands have taken to the streets of US cities, demanding that the right to abortion be protected. Activists and the millions of women in the streets hope that this outpour can sway the final Supreme Court decision. | Karina Garcia is an organizer with the Party for Socialism and Liberation and a w…

Alexis Pauline Gumbs (2022-05-08). Don't Forget the People Most Impacted by Loss of "Roe" — People on the Edges. truthout.org I had written a completely different article for Mother's Day, but when — between May Day and Mother's Day — someone leaked a draft of the Supreme Court's plan to overturn Roe v. Wade, I decided to turn back to the text of the Roe decision. The decision affirms that access to safe abortions is a constitutional right protected by the federal government. Early in the Roe majority opinion by Supreme Court Justice Blackmun, a line appears that is surprisingly poetic for a legal argument: | We forthwith acknowledge our awareness of the sensitive and emotional nature of the abortion controversy, of the vigo…

amarynth (2022-05-08). Europe ¥s mad ban on Russian oil. thesaker.is By Jorge Vilches for the Saker Blog Ursula von der Leyen Cognitive scientists would concur in that the current performance of European leadership could be diagnosed as either myopic ignorance…

amarynth (2022-05-08). Growing up Yellow Vest: Seeing French elites, not French people, conquered by neoliberalism. thesaker.is By Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog World War II saw massive political gains by the lower classes and average person, but only via their own mass-murder. Many socio-economic demands…

amarynth (2022-05-08). Open Thread .. dedicated to Victory over Nazism. thesaker.is Why is the Great Patriotic War such a big deal to the Russians? Over 26 million people of the Soviet Union, 18 million of whom were civilians, — the ultimate…

amarynth (2022-05-08). Sitrep Operation Z: Yeah, we have some Big Deals. thesaker.is Prepared by Saker Staff From the Russian Mod: "Thanks to unprecedented measures taken by the leadership of the Russian Federation, with the active participation of representatives of the United Nations…

Analilia Mejia (2022-05-08). As US Marks 1 Million COVID Deaths, Biden Has Dropped Most Pandemic Protections. truthout.org

Anna Massoglia (2022-05-08). First Quarter of 2022 Sees Record $1 Billion Spent on Lobbying. truthout.org This year is on track for record lobbying spending after lobbyists collectively clocked the biggest first quarter haul in history — with more than $1 billion disclosed during the first quarter of 2022 alone. | At this point in 2021, 10,503 lobbyists had brought in less than $929 million across all industries. | The federal budget was the most lobbied issue from January through March, with 3,394 clients paying for lobbying on the issue. Health issues were also heavily lobbied, with 2,068 clients. | Lobbying related to health continues to dominate spending as recovery from the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-08). Battle For Snake Island: Russian Forces Left Positions But Prevent Ukrainian From Gaining Foothold (Videos). southfront.org Click to se full-size image | Snake Island (Zmiinyi Island), was attacked and captured by the Russian Navy, along with its entire garrison, on February 24th. In recent days, the Ukrainian Navy attempted to counter attack Russian Forces deployed on the island, but failed to land on the island and suffered significant material losses. At the same time, the Russian military was forced to leave the island. The control over Snake Island is of strategic importance, since it is a necessary bridgehead for the assault on the…

Anonymous669 (2022-05-08). In Video: PKK Targets Gathering Of Turkish Soldiers In Northern Iraq With Guided Missile. southfront.org

Anonymous669 (2022-05-08). Israeli Forces Arrested Two Palestinians Suspected Of Carrying Out Deadly Elad Axe Attack (Video). southfront.org Screen grab from the footage released by the Israeli Police. | On May 8, Israeli forces arrested two Palestinians suspected of carrying out the recent The two Palestinians, As'ad Yousef As'ad al-Rifa'i, 19, and Subhi Emad Subhi Abu Shqeir, 20, are accused of hacking three Israelis to death with an axe in Elad, a majority ultra-Orthodox city. A knife was also belie…

Anonymous669 (2022-05-08). Israeli Forces Kill Two Palestinians After Alleged Attacks In Jerusalem & West Bank (Videos). southfront.org

Anonymous669 (2022-05-08). Missile Strike Kills Six Turkish-Backed Militants, Wounds Four Others In Syria's Greater Idlib. southfront.org Syrian soldier with a Kornet anti-tank guided missile in northern Lattakia. Source: Sputnik. | On May 8, six militants were killed and four others were wounded when a missile struck a vehicle that was taking them to the frontline in the al-Ghab Plains in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The vehicle was reportedly targeted with a Russian-made Kornet anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). Some Syrian pro-opposition sources said tha…

Benjamin Norton (2022-05-08). Argentina will attend BRICS summits, at China's invitation, in step toward 'formal entry'. multipolarista.com China invited Argentina to attend the 2022 summits of the BRICS economic bloc of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Argentina's ambassador says it's a step toward "formal entry" to the grouping, an alternative to the US-dominated financial system.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-08). "Women Have Lost Their Children": COVID Vaccines Cause 16,633% More Miscarriages Compared to Flu Vaccines. marktaliano.net Original Link Here: "Women Have Lost Their Children": COVID Vaccines Cause 16,633% More Miscarriages Compared to Flu Vaccines Global ResearchGlobal Research Centre for Research on Globalization By Mary Villareal Global Research, May 07, 2022 BigPharmaNews.com 18 April 2022 ..]…

____ (2022-05-08). S Korea says DPRK fires unidentified projectile into eastern waters. ecns.cn The Democratic People's Republic of Korea fired an unidentified projectile into its eastern waters, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said Saturday.

____ (2022-05-08). Shanghai postpones entrance examinations for college, senior high. ecns.cn The Shanghai Municipal government Saturday said the city's entrance examinations for colleges and senior high schools will be postponed for a month due to the latest resurgence of COVID-19.

____ (2022-05-08). Bencao Gangmu, fitness live streaming, and more. ecns.cn The fitness livingstreaming of Liu Genghong and the background music "Bencao Gangmu," a song of Jay Chou, have become popular all over the Internet. However, you may not know that "Bencao Gangmu" is a Chinese herbology volume written by Li Shizhen.

____ (2022-05-08). Over 90 pct of China's SOE reform three-year action plan completed. ecns.cn China has completed over 90 percent of the major tasks of a three-year action plan to reform local state-owned enterprises (SOEs), according to a meeting Saturday.

____ (2022-05-08). World's largest heavy lift vessel debuts, carries Chinese vaccines to Africa. ecns.cn The world's largest multipurpose heavy lift vessel, the Pilecki, debuted on Thursday, transporting Chinese vaccine production equipment from Shanghai to Morocco to assist Africa in battling COVID-19.

____ (2022-05-08). Chinese train maker to produce new-energy light rail trains for Argentina's Jujuy. ecns.cn SHIJIAZHUANG, May 7 (Xinhua) — CRRC Tangshan Co., Ltd., a major Chinese high-speed train manufacturer, announced the signing of a new-energy light rail train project with authorities of Jujuy Province of Argentina on Friday.

____ (2022-05-08). Polling begins for HKSAR's sixth-term chief executive election. ecns.cn Polling for the sixth-term chief executive election of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) began at 9 a.m. local time (0100 GMT) on Sunday.

____ (2022-05-08). Beijing to further improve nucleic acid testing. ecns.cn Beijing will improve the layout of nucleic acid testing (NAT) points to meet citizens' demands and promote the normalization of COVID-19 screening, said a local official on Friday.

____ (2022-05-08). China's Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft ready to lift off. ecns.cn The combination of Long March-7 Y-5 rocket and the Tianzhou-4 cargo spacecraft was transferred to the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in south China's Hainan Province on Saturday, according to the China Manned Space Engineering Office.

____ (2022-05-08). (W.E. Talk) The real Tibet or the imaginary Shangri-La?>. ecns.cn Since the 1970s, the Western world has treated Tibet as an earthly Shangri-La, synonymous with utopia.

____ (2022-05-08). Hammadi: Happy to have my name on the volunteer roster. ecns.cn mine Hammadi, from Algeria, greeted his neighbors with his not-so-fluent. "Since becoming a community volunteer, almost every neighbor I meet in the elevator recognizes me. They go,'Oh! You're the foreigner who volunteers.' I am fast becoming a 'celebrity'."

____ (2022-05-08). John Lee elected as HKSAR's sixth-term chief executive designate: returning officer. ecns.cn The returning officer for the election of the sixth-term chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced at noon local time on Sunday that John Lee has been elected as the chief executive designate.

____ (2022-05-08). China central gov't office says Hong Kong takes fresh look with new electoral system. ecns.cn The Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of China's State Council on Sunday said Hong Kong has taken a fresh look with a new electoral system and is poised for a brighter future at a new starting point.

____ (2022-05-08). HKSAR chief executive congratulates John Lee on winning election. ecns.cn Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam on Sunday extended congratulations to John Lee on his election as the HKSAR's six-term chief executive designate.

____ (2022-05-08). Profile: John Lee, HKSAR's sixth-term chief executive designate. ecns.cn John Lee was elected as the sixth-term chief executive designate of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Sunday.

____ (2022-05-08). Central gov't liaison office lauds HKSAR chief executive election. ecns.cn The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Sunday issued a statement on the successful election of the sixth-term chief executive of the HKSAR, congratulating John Lee on his election as the chief executive designate by an overwhelming vote.

____ (2022-05-08). No new COVID-19 strain found in Shanghai. ecns.cn Shanghai refuted rumors that a new mutated COVID-19 strain had emerged in the municipality on Sunday.

____ (2022-05-08). China's dynamic zero-COVID policy essential to safeguard people's lives, says Cambodian scholar. ecns.cn China's dynamic zero-COVID approach is crucial to protect people's lives and to minimize the pandemic's impact on socioeconomic development, a Cambodian scholar has said.

____ (2022-05-08). Armed police special combat team conducts high intensity training in Guangxi. ecns.cn Armed police undergoes intensive training courses, including rappelling down, rope climbing and extreme physical training to enhance combat readiness in Nanjing.

____ (2022-05-08). Solar halo appears in North China. ecns.cn A solar halo shines over the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall in Luanping County, Chengde City, north China's Hebei Province, May 7, 2022.

____ (2022-05-08). Qichun– Hometown of Li Shizhen. ecns.cn

____ (2022-05-08). Hydroponic vegetables provide plateau people with healthy food all year round. ecns.cn Hydroponic vegetables are growing well in a greenhouse in Zhouqu County, Gansu Province.

Editor2 (2022-05-08). 71 Years of RFE/RL: How the CIA-Founded American State Run Media Outlet Survived the Soviet Collapse to Fight Cold War 2.0. orinocotribune.com Originally established as an anti-Bolshevik endeavor, RFE/RL has thrived as US-Russia relations have nose-dived | The first of May marks the 51st anniversary of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (hereinafter "RFE/RL", although this didn't become the official name until 1976) — radio stations which broadcast into Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, respectively. As detailed in an internal CIA document from 1951 titled "Radio Aims and Objectives," RFE/RL was to be operated by refugees or exiles from the various Socialist Bloc countries to broadcast information intended to encourage "hatred against the regime(s…

Editor (2022-05-08). Michael Brenner on the High Risks of Cultivated Ignorance. scheerpost.com By Michael Brenner | Our political elites evidently have absorbed fully and deeply the proposition that "ignorance is bliss." The exhibits are too numerous to inventory. A singular current example with profound implication is the notion that Vladimir Putin is the quintessential brutal dictator — power mad, ruthless and with only a tenuous grip on reality. Indeed, it has become commonplace to equate him with Hitler — as done by such leading lights of America's stellar elites such as Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi — as well as 'opinion makers' galore. Even 203 noble Nobels lend their collecti…

Editor (2022-05-08). Rats from Hell: Notes from a Federal Weed Trial. scheerpost.com Marijuana is legal for recreational use in 18 states and legal for medical use in 37, a multibillion-dollar industry in states all over the political spectrum. | By Theodore Hamm / Original to ScheerPost | "Hey Chris, I thought they retired your ass," a lawyer joked to the veteran prosecutor as he wheeled a hand-truck stacked with boxes out of the courtroom on Friday afternoon, May 6. | Christopher Romano had just wrapped up the successful federal prosecution of Jonathan Wall for conspiring to deliver large quantities of weed from California to Maryland. This fall, voters in Maryland will decide whether to joi…

Fight Back (2022-05-08). Young unionists in Milwaukee study book Class Struggle Unionism. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – Young labor activists in Wisconsin are reading the new book Class Struggle Unionism by veteran labor activist Joe Burns. Two dozen members of the Young Workers Committee (YWC) of the Milwaukee Area Labor Council have been meeting every month to study chapters of the book, which presents the case for a class-struggle based approach to unionism, where democratic, member-led unions vie for more than just better wages and working conditions but for greater control over their workplaces. | In the book, Burns argues that the "business unionism" ideology of class-collaboration with employers and the serv…

Fight Back (2022-05-08). Denver SDS fights for Roe, marches to senator's office. fightbacknews.org Denver, CO – On May 5, Students for a Democratic Society led a march of several dozen students and community members from Auraria Campus to the office of U.S. Senator Michael Bennet to deliver a list of demands to encode legal access to safe abortions for all. | Denver SDS was joined by The Brazen Project and the local chapter of Freedom Road Socialist Organization. | In response to a draft opinion written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito released to Politico on May 2 that points to the dissolution of the federally protected right to abortion in the United States, Denver SDS led a march on the tri-instituti…

Florence CGTN (2022-05-08). Bahamas growing more concerned about sea-level rise. america.cgtn.com If long-term sea level predictions are correct, coastal tourism nations like The Bahamas, an island chain in the Caribbean, may disappear beneath the seas.

Florence CGTN (2022-05-08). Japan-funded UNDP project seeks solutions to sargassum influx. america.cgtn.com From as far back as 2011, sargassum seaweed has plagued the once pristine coastlines of several Caribbean countries. Now, Saint Lucia is one of five territories set to benefit from a Japan-funded project through the United Nations Development Programme which supports a search for …

Franc Contreras (2022-05-08). Mexico: Women's movement grows out of rising femicide numbers. america.cgtn.com For years, Mexico has witnessed a rising number of violent crimes and murders of women. The recent case of an 18-year-old woman has captured public attention. It's fueling a growing women's movement in Mexico.

HERB (2022-05-08). Moveable Feast Cafe 2022/05/08 … Open Thread. thesaker.is 2022/05/08 01: 30: 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…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-08). Folha de S.Paulo: Bolsonaro Has Coup Planned with Support From Military and Centrà£o. libya360.wordpress.com BRASILWIRE In August 2021 we reported how Brazil's US-backed military regime (yes, regime) cast a shadow over hopes for the next presidential election. There was clearly a doubt whether it would go ahead peacefully, and if it did, if the Military government, fronted by Bolsonaro and backed by the United States, would accept the result and…

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