Daily Archives: May 16, 2022

2022-05-16: News Headlines

Contributing Writers (2022-05-16). Prof. John Mearsheimer on Russia's Special Military Operation. marktaliano.net READ MORE: US Political Scientist Blames West for Ukraine Crisis | News | teleSUR English

Contributing Writers (2022-05-16). Sweden and Finland Joining NATO: A Few Quick Points/ By Brian Berletic. marktaliano.net READ MORE: NATO's fascist history/ By Prof. Anderson &#1 ; Mark Taliano Extensive War Crimes: Break Away From NATO by Invoking Article 13 of the North Atlantic Treaty &#1 ; Mark Taliano…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-16). Did the CIA Train Ukrainian Torturers? libya360.wordpress.com Lucas Leiroz Dutch journalist Sonja van den Ende in Donbass © Photo : Sonja van den Ende Western media accuse Russia of perpetrating war crimes in Ukraine and committing human rights violations against civilians and prisoners. However, these same agencies are absolutely silent in the face of the evident practices of torture by Kiev's agents…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-16). Scott Ritter on Ukraine: "Why I Radically Changed My Overall Assessment" libya360.wordpress.com MIKE WHITNEY On Sunday, the foreign policy blogs were abuzz with the news that Scott Ritter had done "an about-face in his assessment of the war". It appears that the ex-Marine had examined recent developments in Ukraine and concluded that it's going to be much harder for Russia to win than he had originally thought…..

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-16). Fact Check: American Baby Formula Shortage Is Partially Due To Shipments To Ukraine. moguldom.com Parents are desperately trying to find baby formula to feed their infants and some have suggested that a national baby formula shortage in the U.S. is due to shipments that have gone to Ukraine. Operation Ukraine — a nonprofit founded by Kathy Cadden 22 years ago — has been packing up food, including baby formula, …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-16). Death by a Thousand Cuts: Where is the West's Ukraine Strategy? libya360.wordpress.com Pepe Escobar Wars are not won with tactics and narratives — they require a Grand Strategy. Russia has a master plan behind its Ukraine military operations, but does the west have one? The pounding, daily western narratives on 'Ukrainian wins' and 'Russian losses' underpins the lack of an actual, cohesive Grand Strategy against Moscow. While…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-05-16). US' Blinken, E3 FMs confer on Iran nuclear deal, Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — On the sidelines of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Berlin, the US Secretary of State met with his German, French and British counterparts on the Iran nuclear deal and the latest developments in Ukraine.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-16). The Subtleties of Anti-Russia Leftist Rhetoric. libya360.wordpress.com Edward Curtin While the so-called liberal and conservative media — all stenographers for the intelligence agencies — pour forth the most blatant propaganda about Russia and Ukraine that is so conspicuous that it is comedic if it weren't so dangerous, the self-depicted cognoscenti also ingest subtler messages, often from the alternative media. A woman I…

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-16). Switzerland: NATO swallowing Europe's few remaining former neutrals. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ReutersMay 16, 2022 Analysis-Neutral Switzerland leans closer to NATO in response to Russia Switzerland's fabled neutral status is about to face its biggest test in decades, with the defence ministry tilting closer to Western military powers…. The defence ministry is drawing up a report on security options that include joint military exercises with NATO countries …

_____ (2022-05-16). The Chinese Dimension of Russia's Coal Business in a New Environment. journal-neo.org Various projects to do away with coal and switch to other fuels that emit less combustion gases have long been discussed in developed countries. Some experts have even begun to predict the imminent demise of the entire global coal industry. One of the reasons for these forecasts has been statements by China, the world's main …

Ann Brown (2022-05-16). Psychiatrist: Here Are Factors In Rising Suicide Rates For Black Youth. moguldom.com The suicide rate among Black youth is on the rise in the U.S. and the driving force behind it is systemic racism, according to Dr. Preston Igwe, a psychiatrist at the University of California, Los Angeles. "Risk factors for suicide for Black youth are all connected to systemic racism," Igwe tweeted. "Neighborhood violence, economic insecurity, ACEs, …

Dana Sanchez (2022-05-16). Recession Coming? 10 Companies That Have Started Laying Off Employees. moguldom.com The tech industry, which defied gravity for the past decade, appears to be experiencing the heat a rocketship might encounter upon reentering the Earth's atmosphere as it begins laying off employees, even as other industries add jobs. Since recovering from the dot-com bust, Big Tech and tech startups have boomed but now layoffs are affecting …

Dana Sanchez (2022-05-16). Morgan Stanley Analysts: Watch For NFT Collapse After Terra UST/Luna Liquidation. moguldom.com Morgan Stanley analysts warn that NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and other digital assets could fall after the third-largest stablecoin, TerraUSD (UST), collapsed, leading to increased uncertainty and instability. TerraUSD (UST), called a stablecoin because of its reliance on a stable asset such as a U.S. dollar, lost its dollar peg on May 9, falling to as …

Fight Back (2022-05-16). Tallahassee: Demonstration defends Roe v. Wade. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – Around 100 people came out to support a Defend Roe v. Wade protest on May 12 at the Florida Capitol building. | "Abortion is healthcare, and I will always support that constitutional right. I want Tallahassee to know I stand with them on this issue," said City Commissioner Jack Porter. "Passing a resolution affirming my support for women's healthcare and reproductive rights in general was a start, but there's more we can do. We can provide unbiased information about abortion, create a supportive environment for people to make their own healthcare decisions, regulate misleading practices at certa…

Fight Back (2022-05-16). Philippines: Duterte and Marcos are stealing the elections. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. | The Marcoses and the Dutertes, in collusion with the tyrant's henchmen in the Commission on Elections (Comelec), are robbing the 2022 elections right before the very eyes of the Filipino people. The stealing is being carried out brazenly by rigging the automated elections and the Comelec's "unofficial quick count" fed to the media, to perpetuate the six-year Duterte tyranny and bring back the thieving Marcoses to power. | The almost nightly mass rallies of hundreds of thousands of people across the coun…

IMEMC News (2022-05-16). Israeli Navy Attacks Fishermen In Southern Gaza. imemc.org On Sunday evening, Israeli navy ships attacked several Palestinian fishing boats near the Rafah shore, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired many live rounds and gas bombs at the boats, forcing the fishermen to leave. The navy also chased several fishing boats and used water cannons.

IMEMC News (2022-05-16). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted at least seventeen Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank on Monday dawn. In Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, the soldiers invaded Halhoul town, north of the city, stormed and searched several homes, and abducted two siblings, Hamza Eyad al-Baw. 26, and his brother, former …

IMEMC News (2022-05-16). Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Jerusalem, Hebron, And Jenin. imemc.org On Monday afternoon, Israeli soldiers four Palestinians, including two former political prisoners, in Jerusalem, Hebron, and Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded Hizma town northeast of occupied Jerusalem and searched several homes before abducting two former political prisoners, Mohammad Hussein Khatib, 22, and Ammar Abed-Rabbo Khatib, 22. In Hebron, in the southern …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-16). Evo Morales Urges Bolivia to Withdraw from OAS as More Presidents Look to Skip Latin American Summit. libya360.wordpress.com Wyatt Reed The Organization of American States (OAS) is looking increasingly marginalized as Bolivia's former president calls for the country to become the latest to leave and more presidents ponder missing Biden's Summit Of the Americas Bolivian ex-President Evo Morales suggested Sunday that his country should leave the Organization of American States, the international organization…

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-16). Famous 'Good Times' Painting Sells for $15 Million To Black Hedge Fund Manager Bill Perkins. moguldom.com Iconic artist Ernie Barnes' famous painting "The Sugar Shack," which appeared on the 1970s TV sitcom "Good Times" and one of Marvin Gayes' album covers, sold for $15.3 million to hedge fund manager and entrepreneur Bill Perkins. A Houston-based energy trader and amateur poker player, Perkins outbid more than 22 bidders at Christie's auction house …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-16). Greece: Swiss warplanes in NATO exercise will deploy for Davos World Economic Forum. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOAllied Air CommandMay 13, 2022 Swiss F/A-18 jets train with NATO Tigers to be ready for real-world missions From May, 9—13, NATO Partner Switzerland participated with five F/A-18 fighter aircraft in the NATO Tiger Meet 2022 in Greece to benefit from common tactics, techniques and procedures and large force employment drills. The annual NATO Tiger …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-16). NATO doubles members since 1999, completes sweep of Nordic nations. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Helsingin SanomatMay 16, 2022 Sweden applies for NATO membership, aiming to submit an application at the same time as Finland On Sunday, Finland made the decision to apply for membership of the military alliance NATO. Sweden made the same decision on Monday. Haavisto on Sweden's NATO decision: "Feels very good" Minister of Foreign Affairs Pekka …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-16). U.S.'s first Minister of Disinformation. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Yaà´l is a Visiting Fellow at Cornell Tech's Digital Life Initiative, where she works on technology's effects on civil discourse and democracy and teaches a graduate course on "Tech, Media and Democracy." In 2018, she was Facebook's Global Head of Elections Integrity Operations for political ads. Previously, she spent 18 years working around the globe …

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (2022-05-16). WAFA: "Jerusalem church leaders condemn Israeli police violence at St. Joseph hospital during Abu Akleh's funeral" imemc.org JERUSALEM, Monday, May 16, 2022 (WAFA) — The top church leaders in Jerusalem today condemned in a statement Israeli police brutality at St. Joseph's hospital during the funeral of slain Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot and killed by Israeli forces on Wednesday in Jenin while covering an army raid into the northern …

WSWS (2022-05-16). Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders and the DSA vote for war. wsws.org Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders have risen to national prominence by promoting themselves as representatives of the "anti-war" and "left-wing" sentiments of masses of people, but their pro-war actions speak louder than words.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Andy Warhol 1964 painting sells for $195 million, breaking auction record. wsws.org The exorbitant price for a trivial, empty work underscores the domination of the art world by a financial aristocracy that brushes aesthetic questions aside.

WSWS (2022-05-16). State election in North Rhine-Westphalia reveals growing class divisions in Germany. wsws.org The working class stayed at home because workers did not see themselves represented by any of the establishment parties; for their part, the affluent urban middle classes turned to the Greens, the most belligerent of all parties.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Lawrence Tabak's Foxconned: A valuable forensic analysis of a disastrous, politically motivated scam. wsws.org Tabak crafts a commendable and thorough charting of the reckless Foxconn debacle in Racine, Wisconsin but political conclusions must be drawn.

WSWS (2022-05-16). ICE has created a "surveillance dragnet" for accessing the personal information of all US citizens. wsws.org Georgetown Law has published a report that describes in detail how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has created a surveillance infrastructure that is violating the democratic rights of American citizens without any government authorization or oversight.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Hundreds take to the streets to oppose police immigration raid in Hackney, London. wsws.org As police attempted to arrest a delivery driver for "immigration offences" a group of local people moved in to stop them taking him away.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Thornton Heath bus drivers denounce latest offer from Arriva London South: "It's a pay cut!" wsws.org A driver told the WSWS that support for a 'no' vote inside the garage was high, and that his colleagues "don't want to accept it, and I won't accept it."

WSWS (2022-05-16). Striking Ontario construction workers speak out: "What they're offering is nothing. It's a slap in the face. Corporate greed" wsws.org Asked what an acceptable offer would look like, a striker replied, "It should at least match inflation. If we're going below that, we're not making money. We can't afford nothing here. It's hard. I pay rent. It's hard for me to do rent and food. Gas is really expensive."

WSWS (2022-05-16). Texas travel nurse on the health care crisis: "The profits are going to the CEOs instead of trying to keep nurses and support staff" wsws.org The nurse is part of a growing movement of health care workers across the US fighting for better working conditions, pay and benefits, staffing, and resources.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Profits over lives: The New York Times demands China end its Zero-COVID policy. wsws.org The New York Times' assault on Zero-COVID is odious and would lead to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Chinese, especially the most vulnerable. However, these are in line with attempts to scapegoat China for the deteriorating economic crisis plaguing the world.

WSWS (2022-05-16). The New York Times calls for China to end the Zero-COVID policy "no matter the cost!" wsws.org The New York Times' assault on Zero-COVID is odious and would lead to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Chinese, especially the most vulnerable. However, these are in line with attempts to scapegoat China for the deteriorating economic crisis plaguing the world.

Matt Sedlar (2022-05-16). IMF Projects No Losses if Surcharges Are Removed. cepr.net Surcharges can be removed safely without threatening the sustainability of the IMF's finances, while helping reduce debt payments for many developing countries, thereby helping to save and improve the lives of people around the world.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-16). Turkey, South Korea continue strengthening military partnership. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Daily SabahMay 16, 2022 Turkey integrates S. Korean engine with MBT Altay, tests continue The engine of Turkey's indigenously developed domestic main battle tank (MBT) Altay, which arrived from South Korea in March, has been integrated into the tank, while the mass production of the tank is expected to begin within two years, according to …

Ann Brown (2022-05-16). 9 Things To Know About The White Terror Attack On The Black Community In Buffalo. moguldom.com On May 14, 18-year-old Payton Gendron allegedly committed a mass shooting at a Tops Friendly Markets supermarket in Kingsley, an eastern neighborhood of Buffalo, New York. According to authorities, Kingsley is a predominantly Black community, and they concluded the shooting was racially motivated. Gendron killed 10 people and injured three others. Eleven of the victims …

Ann Brown (2022-05-16). Here's What Legal Scholars Say About Using Rapper Lyrics In Criminal Cases. moguldom.com More and more criminal prosecutions involving hip-hop artists are using their own song lyrics as evidence against them. The indictment against Atlanta hip-hop artist Young Thug is the most recent example, citing several of his song lyrics in the government's RICO case against him. RICO — the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act — is …

Fight Back (2022-05-16). Orlando, FL: Palestinians protest the 74th year of the ongoing Nakba. fightbacknews.org Orlando, FL – On May 15, the Florida Palestine Network organized a rally and march at Lake Eola park in downtown Orlando. Over 60 people came out in support of Palestinian liberation, waving Palestinian flags and holding signs with slogans such as "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!" and "Save Masafer Yatta," in reference to the Palestinian village that has recently been under attack from the Israeli occupation. | The rally was held to commemorate the 74th year of the ongoing Nakba, an event which occurred in 1948 when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were displaced and murdered by Zionist c…

IMEMC News (2022-05-16). Israeli officials release name of Israeli Soldier Killed in 2018. imemc.org An Israeli who was killed during a botched undercover invasion in Gaza in 2018 has finally been identified by the Israeli government, nearly two years after his death. Investigations of the incident by the Palestinian Authority in Gaza found that the soldier was likely killed by so-called 'friendly fire' by his fellow Israeli soldiers. Initially, …

IMEMC News (2022-05-16). Israeli Soldiers Attack Detainees In Ramon Prison. imemc.org On Monday, Israeli soldiers attacked many Palestinian detainees in Section 6 of the Ramon Israeli prison and conducted violent searches. Hasan Abed-Rabbo, the media spokesperson of the Detainees' Committee, said the undercover soldiers stormed the detainees' rooms and violently searched them, and attacked the detainees. Abed-Rabbo added that the soldiers conducted provocative searches of the …

IMEMC News (2022-05-16). Soldiers Demolish Wall, Shed, And Shed In Jericho And Tubas. imemc.org On Monday, Israeli soldiers demolished a Wall and a shed near Jericho, and a shed near Tubas in the occupied West Bank. Several army jeeps and bulldozers invaded the Dyouk at-Tahta village, west of Jericho in the northeastern West Bank, and demolished a wall surrounding the home of a Jerusalemite Palestinian, Khalil Affana. The soldiers …

IMEMC News (2022-05-16). Soldiers Injure 45 Palestinians Near Ramallah. imemc.org On Sunday, Israeli soldiers injured at least 45 Palestinians at the northern entrance of the al-Biereh city, north of Ramallah in the central West Bank. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters with live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades. It said the soldiers shot seven Palestinians …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-16). Western Media Engages in a War on Truth. libya360.wordpress.com Russell Bentley Yellow Journalism of the Hearst Era Is Alive and Well in the 21st Century There is a wise old maxim that says, "The first step on the road to wisdom is to call things by their right names." So, let's do that. "Fake News" has been around a long while: The New York Sun's…

WSWS (2022-05-16). Democrats attempt to channel abortion rights protests into a blind alley. wsws.org Thousands of protesters in over 300 cities marched in opposition to the pending overturning of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

WSWS (2022-05-16). German government extends combat mission in Mali and Sahel. wsws.org Berlin, which is playing an increasingly aggressive role in NATO's proxy war against Russia, is also pushing ahead with German imperialism's offensive in Africa.

WSWS (2022-05-16). SEP (Australia) campaign raises political issues in flood-devastated Lismore. wsws.org "The money that the government is giving is not enough… It's a bit of a kick in the guts when you see on the news that the governments are putting all this money into war, when we have a war zone right here."

WSWS (2022-05-16). NATO, G7 threaten military escalation against Russia and beyond. wsws.org As Finland and Sweden prepare to join the NATO alliance against Russia, the NATO countries and Japan are planning a vast global intensification of imperialist militarism.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Aluminum workers furious over USW's last minute deal with Arconic. wsws.org The United Steelworkers union is trying to ram through another sellout contract covering 3,400 aluminum workers.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Madrid doctors and nurses on indefinite strike against temp work, poor conditions. wsws.org Around the world, health care strikes are erupting against conditions created by over two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, and decades of privatisations and subordination of health to profit.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Madrid nurses on indefinite strike against temp work, poor conditions. wsws.org Around the world, health care strikes are erupting against conditions created by over two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, and decades of privatisations and subordination of health to profit.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Germany: Two people killed by police in the city of Mannheim. wsws.org Unlike many other countries, investigations in such cases in Germany are carried out by the police authorities themselves. There is no independent prosecution authority in Germany, despite the fact that the number of police killings is rising steadily.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Pseudo-left Socialist Alliance seeks to chain workers and youth to Labor and the Greens in Australian elections. wsws.org The Socialist Alliance campaign has nothing to do with socialism or the interests of the working class. Instead, its purpose is to subordinate workers and young people to Labor and the Greens, as both hurtle ever further to the right.

WSWS (2022-05-16). The mass shooting in Buffalo, New York: A political crime. wsws.org It is necessary to state bluntly: The mass shooting on Sunday was a political crime. It was carried out by a racist and anti-Semite on the basis of a definite, fascist political ideology.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Canadian imperialism's fascist friends: Ottawa's decades-long alliance with the Ukrainian far-right and the NATO war on Russia. wsws.org The alliance between Canadian imperialism and Ukrainian fascism is most strikingly embodied in the person of Canada's Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland. The granddaughter of a prominent Ukrainian Nazi collaborator who was provided refuge in Canada following the Third Reich's downfall, she is the leading anti-Russia war-hawk in the Trudeau Liberal government.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Canadian imperialism's fascist friends: Ottawa's decades-long alliance with the Ukrainian far-right and the NATO war on Russia: Part 1. wsws.org The alliance between Canadian imperialism and Ukrainian fascism is most strikingly embodied in the person of Canada's Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland. The granddaughter of a prominent Ukrainian Nazi collaborator who was provided refuge in Canada following the Third Reich's downfall, she is the leading anti-Russia war-hawk in the Trudeau Liberal government.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Cedars-Sinai Hospital workers speak out as union ends strike without agreement. wsws.org Cedars-Sinai hospital workers in Los Angeles struck to win improved staffing and wages but their struggle was shut down by the SEIU-UHW.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Cryptocurrency market in turmoil. wsws.org The cryptocurrency market was thrown into turmoil last week as the market value of bitcoin, the most widely used cryptocurrency continued to fall, and a so-called "stablecoins" are collapsing.

WSWS (2022-05-16). This week in history: May 16-22. wsws.org This column profiles important historical events which took place during this week, 25 years ago, years ago, 75 years ago and 100 years ago…

Binoy Kampmark (2022-05-16). Morbid Matters: Estimating COVID-19 Mortality. dissidentvoice.org It has dominated news cycles, debates and policies since 2020, but COVID-19 continues to exercise the interest of number crunchers and talliers. While the ghoulish daily press announcements about infections and deaths across many a country have diminished and, in some cases, disappeared altogether, publications abound about how many were taken in the pandemic. The …

Fight Back (2022-05-16). Minnesotans march on 74th anniversary of Al Nakba. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Around 150 protesters rallied and marched in Minneapolis on May 14 to mark the 74th anniversary of Al Nakba – Arabic for "the catastrophe." To Israelis, it's a day to celebrate "declaring independence" in 1948. To Palestinians, it's a day of mourning for the ensuing war when at least 750,000 Palestinian men, women and children were ruthlessly attacked, massacred, and driven from their homes by Zionist terror groups, and have never been allowed to return – in violation of international law. The Minnesota Anti-War Committee and American Muslims for Palestine organized the annual Al Nakba…

Binoy Kampmark (2022-05-16). Morbid Matters: Estimating COVID-19 Mortality. dissidentvoice.org It has dominated news cycles, debates and policies since 2020, but COVID-19 continues to exercise the interest of number crunchers and talliers. While the ghoulish daily press announcements about infections and deaths across many a country have diminished and, in some cases, disappeared altogether, publications abound about how many were taken in the pandemic. The …

Fight Back (2022-05-16). Minnesotans march on 74th anniversary of Al Nakba. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Around 150 protesters rallied and marched in Minneapolis on May 14 to mark the 74th anniversary of Al Nakba – Arabic for "the catastrophe." To Israelis, it's a day to celebrate "declaring independence" in 1948. To Palestinians, it's a day of mourning for the ensuing war when at least 750,000 Palestinian men, women and children were ruthlessly attacked, massacred, and driven from their homes by Zionist terror groups, and have never been allowed to return – in violation of international law. The Minnesota Anti-War Committee and American Muslims for Palestine organized the annual Al Nakba…

Staff (2022-05-16). Comenzó visita del secretariado del Comité Central del Partido y su estructura auxiliar a Ciego de àÅvila y Camagàºey. cubadebate.cu El Secretariado del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba (CCPCC) y su Estructura Auxiliar iniciaron este lunes visitas integrales a las provincias de Ciego de àÅvila y Camagàºey, las que se realizarán durante toda la semana y abarcarán todos los municipios de esos territorios centrales del país.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-16). Colombia's opposition dismisses US claim of 'Russian threat'. colombiareports.com Colombia's opposition expressed concern about the US government's suggestions that Russia may seek to interfere in the upcoming presidential elections. The campaign of Senator Gustavo Petro was visibly displeased with…

Staff (2022-05-16). Ayatollah Fateminia passes away at 76. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Ayatollah Seyyed Abdollah Fateminia, an Iranian Shia cleric, passed away on Monday at the age of 76.

Binoy Kampmark (2022-05-16). Estimating COVID-19 mortality. greenleft.org.au The World Health Organization has offered a revised assessment of the COVID-19 death toll, saying the mortality figure is closer to 14.9 million. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Tracey Carpenter (2022-05-16). Despite La Niña, water remains a critical election issue. greenleft.org.au The approach of those seeking to be elected to the Murray-Darling Basin and its water distribution plan needs to weighed up because too much water is still being allocated to irrigators. Tracey Carpenter reports.

Staff (2022-05-16). Raeisi pays visit to Iran Oil Show 2022. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi paid a visit to the 26th International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition of Iran (Iran Oil Show 2022) in Tehran on Monday.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 16. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Monday, May 16.

Staff (2022-05-16). Macron nombra a Élizabeth Borne como nueva primera ministra de Francia, la segunda mujer en tres décadas. cubadebate.cu El presidente francés, Emmanuel Macron, ha apostado por una mujer Élizabeth Borne (París, 1961), actual ministra de Trabajo, para suceder a Jean Castex como primera ministra. Es la segunda mujer que ocupará la sede de Matignon en tres décadas. Su predecesora fue la socialista Edith Crésson, que apenas estuvo un año en el puesto a principios de los 90.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-16). Global COVID Summit Declaration Representing 17,000 Physicians and Medical Scientists. marktaliano.net A Joint Statement, representing 17,000 Physicians and Medical Scientists to End the National Emergency, Restore Scientific Integrity, and Address Crimes Against Humanity To receive Global Research's Daily Newsletter (selected …

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). US must accept Iran trade normalization ties under JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Washington must accept the normalization of Iran's trade relations with other countries in accordance with the JCPOA and Resolution 2231, the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said.

Staff (2022-05-16). Anuncia EEUU limitadas medidas hacia Cuba. cubadebate.cu El Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos anunció hoy medidas limitadas hacia Cuba. Entre ellas, el restablecimiento de vuelos comerciales a todas las provincias, además de La Habana, y suspender el límite de 1 000 dólares por trimestre a las remesas. También restablecerá un programa de reunificación familiar que llevaba suspendido desde hace años.

Staff (2022-05-16). Aprobada Ley General de Protección al Patrimonio Cultural y al Patrimonio Natural (+ PDF). cubadebate.cu Alonso Grau destacó el reconocimiento en la ley tanto del patrimonio material como del inmaterial, junto al patrimonio natural, así como de categorías a menudo olvidadas como el patrimonio industrial. Señaló que la ley regula mecanismos y procesos para la protección del patrimonio cultural y natural.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). Leader condoles demise of Shia cleric Ayatollah Fateminia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — In a message released on Monday, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei expressed his condolences over the passing of the Iranian Shia cleric Ayatollah Seyyed Abdollah Fateminia.

noreply (2022-05-16). Charlatans From Economics. . smoothiex12.blogspot.com Generally speaking, what passes in the West and, by default, many other places globally for "economic science" is almost a complete BS, a pseudo-science, a euphemism for fraud and snake oil peddling. Long ago economics in the West has become nothing more than just another political and ideological tool in the arsenal of means which serve only one end–the recycling of Western political "elites" at the top while selling an illusion of a democratic choice to plebes. But sometimes the reality breaks through seemingly impenetrable barriers of BS, demagoguery, gaslighting and beaten to death economic tropes (how about…

Staff (2022-05-16). Declaración del MINREX: Un paso limitado en la dirección correcta. cubadebate.cu En el día de hoy, el gobierno de los Estados Unidos anunció varias medidas, positivas pero de alcance muy limitado, con respecto a Cuba en materia de visas, migración regular, vuelos a provincias, remesas y ajustes a las regulaciones para transacciones con el sector no estatal. Los anuncios no modifican en lo absoluto el bloqueo, ni las medidas principales de cerco económico tomadas por Trump…

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). 3 killed, many injured in California, Texas shootings. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Shootings in a church in California, and a market in Texas left at least three dead and several injured on Sunday, US authorities said.

Staff (2022-05-16). Reportan débil tornado en Gàºira de Melena, Artemisa (+ Fotos). cubadebate.cu En la tarde de este domingo se reportó un débil tornado en las inmediaciones del poblado "La Rosita", en Gàºira de Melena, Artemisa, alrededor de las 4: 00 pm. Este sistema se desplazó sobre un área rural, sin provocar lesionados, causando afectaciones preliminares en 8 cubiertas de viviendas y daños en el tendido eléctrico propiciados por la caída de un poste de electricidad. Por otra parte en su desplazamiento no se reportaron daños en la agricultura.

Staff (2022-05-16). Revelaciones contra Nuestra América: Testimonios del exjefe del Pentágono en un nuevo libro. cubadebate.cu La pasada semana salió a la luz un nuevo libro que revela los hilos que se tejen para la conformación de la política exterior y seguridad nacional de Estados Unidos, titulado: "Un juramento sagrado: memorias de un secretario de Defensa durante tiempos extraordinarios". Su autor Mark ThomasEsper, ofrece sus testimonios del periodo en que se desempeñó como jefe del Pentágono bajo las órdenes del presidente Donald Trump, desde julio de 2019 hasta su despido del cargo después de las elecciones de noviembre de 2020.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 16. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Monday, May 16.

Staff (2022-05-16). Iran-Russia military coop. not limited to equipment purchase. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali said that military cooperation between Iran and Russia is not limited only to the purchase of relevant equipment.

Elliott Wallace (2022-05-16). Educators teach AAPI history despite growing backlash against "Critical Race Theory" america.cgtn.com The move to include AAPI perspectives in the classroom is gaining support across the U.S. with more states considering similar legislation and a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Tracey Carpenter (2022-05-16). Despite La Niña, water remains a critical election issue. greenleft.org.au The approach of those seeking to be elected to the Murray-Darling Basin and its water distribution plan needs to weighed up because too much water is still being allocated to irrigators. Tracey Carpenter reports.

Staff (2022-05-16). Al menos dos fallecidos y siete lesionados en accidente de tránsito masivo en Guáimaro. cubadebate.cu Un camión particular de transporte de pasajeros que cubría la ruta Camagàºey-Bayamo se impactó con un auto de turismo en un tramo de la carretera central ubicado a un kilómetro del poblado Martí y a diez kilómetros antes de llegar a la cabecera municipal de Guaimaro. Hasta el momento, el lamentable suceso ha dejado dos fallecidos y siete lesionados.

Staff (2022-05-16). Pres. congrats Iran teams on 3rd title in 2021 Deaflympics. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Iranian President congratulated Iranian teams participating in the 2021 Deaflympics for gaining 40 medals.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). Raeisi condoles passing of Ayatollah Fateminia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi expressed condolences over the demise of a prominent Iranian Shia cleric Ayatollah Seyyed Abdollah Fateminia.

Maia O'Connor (2022-05-16). Novocastrian socialist runs for NSW Senate. greenleft.org.au Socialist Alliance Senate candidate Niko Leka believes the election will be a pivotal time for climate action and said his PhD in Public Health would see him prioritise preventative healthcare nationally. Maia O'Connor reports.

Staff (2022-05-16). Reclamos por perversa política migratoria de EE.UU se convierten en tendencia en Twitter. cubadebate.cu Esta noche del domingo 15 de mayo, coincidiendo con la celebración del Día Internacional de la familia, los reclamos de las familias cubanas a Estados Unidos por su perversa política migratoria se han convertido en tendencia en Twitter. Las etiquetas #consularserviceincuba #nomoreguyana y #CFRP están entre las cinco etiquetas más visibles en Cuba en la red de microbloggins.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). Somalia elects Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as new president. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Somalia handed Hassan Sheikh Mohamud the presidency for a second time following Sunday's long-overdue election.

Staff (2022-05-16). Atrapan a un caimán de casi tres metros en el patio de una vivienda de Florida (+ Fotos y Video). cubadebate.cu Un caimán de más de siete pies de largo (casi tres metros) fue encontrado este sábado en una vivienda de Davie, en el sur de Florida (EE.UU.), por una familia que desayunaba en el patio trasero y no tuvo otra opción para retirarlo que avisar a las autoridades locales.

Staff (2022-05-16). Con la presencia de Raúl, comienza jornada final de la quinta sesión extraordinaria de la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular. cubadebate.cu Con la presencia del General de Ejército Raúl Castro Ruz, líder de la Revolución cubana, y Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, primer secretario del Partido Comunista de Cuba y presidente de la República, comenzó este lunes la última jornada de la quinta sesión extraordinaria de la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular, en su novena legislatura.

Staff (2022-05-16). Díaz-Canel: Hemos vencido porque nos sostienen ideas justas. cubadebate.cu Minutos antes de que cerrara la quinta sesión extraordinaria del Parlamento en su novena legislatura, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, primer secretario del Partido Comunista de Cuba y presidente de la República, se dirigió a los diputados e inició su intervención destacando que los tiempos que corren son intensos y desafiantes, pero que "eso no nos quita el sentido de la realidad".

Maia O'Connor (2022-05-16). Novocastrian socialist runs for NSW Senate. greenleft.org.au Socialist Alliance Senate candidate Niko Leka believes the election will be a pivotal time for climate action and said his PhD in Public Health would see him prioritise preventative healthcare nationally. Maia O'Connor reports.

Staff (2022-05-16). Completando el análisis sobre la biotecnología. cubadebate.cu También fue parte esencial de la experiencia fundacional del sector de la biotecnología, el esfuerzo previo de formación de capital humano, y el proceso simultáneo de selección de cuadros, donde quiera que estén. Las experiencias positivas lo son por lo que tienen de "replicables". De lo contrario serían solamente excepciones u objetos de museo.

Mickey Z. (2022-05-16). Henry Kissinger, the World Economic Forum and Population Control. dissidentvoice.org Henry Kissinger and Klaus Schwab in Davos. If for some inexplicable reason, you couldn't come up with a reason to be ashamed of the U.S., I've got one for you: Henry Kissinger has been a widely revered thinker and statesman for six decades, and is the recipient of awards like the Nobel Peace Prize (1973); …

Chris White (2022-05-16). If Labor wins, we need to push for the right to strike. greenleft.org.au If Labor wins government on May 21 unionists must press for the right to strike, argues Chris White.

Staff (2022-05-16). El tiempo: Chubascos y tormentas eléctricas en occidente y centro. cubadebate.cu 🌦Amanecerá parcialmente nublado en gran parte del país y se nublará gradualmente desde el final de la mañana en occidente y centro, con algunos chubascos y tormentas eléctricas, que serán numerosos desde la tarde y pueden ser fuertes en algunas localidades. En oriente se nublará durante la tarde con aisladas lluvias y tormentas eléctricas, principalmente en zonas de su costa norte.

Staff (2022-05-16). Cuba reporta 72 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 71 altas médicas. cubadebate.cu Al cierre de este domingo 15 de mayo, Cuba reportó 72 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 71 altas médicas. Actualmente hay 468 casos activos, informó el Ministerio de Salud Pública (Minsap) en su parte diario este lunes.

Staff (2022-05-16). Parlamentarios adoptan Ley de los Derechos del Autor y del Artista Intérprete (+ PDF). cubadebate.cu La ley incorpora derechos similares al de autor para artistas intérpretes y ejecutantes, incorpora derechos de remuneración por el uso de creaciones y producciones en redes informáticas e incluye derechos sobre programas y aplicaciones informáticos y bases de datos. El ministro de Cultura comentó el interés que ha suscitado esta norma entre la población.

Staff (2022-05-16). Rusia "no tiene problemas" con Finlandia y Suecia, pero responderá si la estructura militar de la OTAN se expande a estos países. cubadebate.cu El presidente de Rusia, Vladímir Putin, afirmó este lunes que la adhesión de Finlandia y Suecia a la OTAN no resultará en medidas de respuesta por parte de Moscú si esta no incluye una expansión de la infraestructura militar del bloque en sus territorios. El mandatario ruso acusó a la OTAN de tratar de ejercer su influencia en cada vez más regiones del mundo.

Staff (2022-05-16). Fallece periodista y diplomático de Cuba Manuel Yepe. cubadebate.cu El destacado periodista y diplomático Manuel Yepe Menéndez falleció este lunes en La Habana, luego de varios días luchando por su vida. Definido a sí mismo como "un revolucionario cubano de filas" y "un fidelista de los muchos que participamos en la Revolución en la segunda línea y le entregaron su vida a ese hermoso proyecto político".

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-16). ELN declares unilateral ceasefire ahead of Colombia's elections. colombiareports.com Guerrilla group ELN declared a unilateral ceasefire in the days before and after the first round of Colombia's presidential election on May 29. In a statement, the decades-old group said…

Staff (2022-05-16). En fotos, cómo se vio desde Cuba el primer eclipse total de luna del 2022. cubadebate.cu En la noche del 15 de mayo a este lunes 16 de mayo de 2022, el mundo pudo apreciar el primer eclipse total de luna del año, también visible en Cuba. El eclipse tuvo dos fases: la de penumbra y la de umbra o total. Cubadebate comparte algunas imágenes recopiladas en redes sociales sobre cómo se apreció este fenómeno astronómico.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-05-16). Iran seriously pursuing goods bartering with Cuba: Safari. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy says that the issue of bartering goods with Cuba is being seriously pursued.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-05-16). Dust storm in Iraq suspended flights at Baghdad airports. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Iraqi media sources reported a large dust storm in various parts of Iraq and the suspension of flights at Baghdad and Najaf International Airports due to low visibility.

Binoy Kampmark (2022-05-16). Estimating COVID-19 mortality. greenleft.org.au The World Health Organization has offered a revised assessment of the COVID-19 death toll, saying the mortality figure is closer to 14.9 million. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). Leader condoles demise of Shia cleric Ayatollah Fateminia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — In a message released on Monday, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei expressed his condolences over the passing of the Iranian Shia cleric Ayatollah Seyyed Abdollah Fateminia.

Staff (2022-05-16). En Zona de Arte, Miguel Pérez Pirela: "El desafío de acercar la línea del horizonte" (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Miguel Pérez Pirela tiene a la palabra como escudo y a la música como refugio. La conoció desde niño y aunque por azares de la vida su camino se desvío a la filosofía, era parada obligatoria regresar a la música y hasta que no lo hiciera no iba a sentir plenitud. El jazz le da libertad, y el saxofón, alas para emprender ese vuelo.

Mickey Z. (2022-05-16). Henry Kissinger, the World Economic Forum and Population Control. dissidentvoice.org Henry Kissinger and Klaus Schwab in Davos. If for some inexplicable reason, you couldn't come up with a reason to be ashamed of the U.S., I've got one for you: Henry Kissinger has been a widely revered thinker and statesman for six decades, and is the recipient of awards like the Nobel Peace Prize (1973); …

Chris White (2022-05-16). If Labor wins, we need to push for the right to strike. greenleft.org.au If Labor wins government on May 21 unionists must press for the right to strike, argues Chris White.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-05-16). National Day of Ferdowsi marked in Tus. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Every year, a number of literati and scholars from around the world gather at Abul-Qasem Ferdowsi's mausoleum on May 15 to commemorate the National Day of Ferdowsi.

Staff (2022-05-16). Minsap: Permanecen hospitalizados 12 lesionados en el accidente del hotel Saratoga. cubadebate.cu El Minsap informó que hasta las 10: 00 a.m. de este lunes 16 de mayo, el conteo de lesionados por el accidente ocurrido el pasado día 6 en el hotel Saratoga es de 99, de los que 12 están hospitalizados en cinco instituciones habaneras y 41 recibieron el alta médica. La cifra de fallecidos por la explosión es de 46.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). Putin's Monroe Doctrine against NATO. transcend.org Russia Ukraine War Update by John Mearsheimer — 5 May 2022…

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). Biden Wanted $33B More for Ukraine. Congress Quickly Raised It to $40B. Who Benefits? transcend.org 11 May 2022 – Tens of billions, soon to be much more, are flying out of U.S. coffers to Ukraine as North Americans suffer, showing who runs the U.S. government, and for whose benefit.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). U.K. Orders Zelensky to Stop Peace Negotiations with Russia. transcend.org UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had two simple messages to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky: | 1- Putin should be pressured, not negotiated with. | 2- Even if Ukraine is ready to sign some agreements with Putin, NATO/Western allies are not.

____ (2022-05-16). Progressive International: The Athens Declaration on Ukraine. transcend.org Today, 13 May 2022, three members of the Progressive International, Yanis Varoufakis, Jeremy Corbyn and Ece Temelkuran, called a press conference to make public the Athens Declaration on the Russian invasion and the war in Ukraine. Here is the text.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). Progressive International: The Athens Declaration on Ukraine. transcend.org Today, 13 May 2022, three members of the Progressive International, Yanis Varoufakis, Jeremy Corbyn and Ece Temelkuran, called a press conference to make public the Athens Declaration on the Russian invasion and the war in Ukraine. Here is the text.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). Extend the Spirit of Partisans to Fight New Fascisms: Homophobia, Discrimination, Exclusion and Racism. transcend.org 9 May is officially the Europe or Victory Day, commemorating the defeat of Nazi Germany by the Allies—-USSR, USA, France and UK—-in 1945. For the first time since the ethnic cleanings in 1992-95, Bosnian human rights activists explore the possibility of international solidarity networks, linking their local activism with those from other parts of the world.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). Israeli Police Attack Funeral Procession for Shot Journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh. transcend.org 13 May 2022 – Israeli forces have attacked a funeral procession for a Palestinian American journalist shot dead this week, kicking and hitting people with batons and causing mourners carrying her coffin to lose balance and drop it to the ground.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). White House Rejects Rep. Seth Moulton's Characterization of a "Proxy War" with Russia. transcend.org 11 May 2022 – Biden has dished out his own escalatory rhetoric, calling Putin a war criminal and suggesting that the Russian president couldn't remain in power.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). 'Boycott' Is a Powerful Film That Needs to Be Seen. transcend.org An important new documentary tells the story of anti-BDS laws and the people who have stood up to them.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). The Global Killing Fields of Journalists: The Death of Shireen Abu Akleh (Part 1). transcend.org Dedicated Journalists Are the Foundation of a Solid, Democratic State…

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). It Is Foolish for Finland and Sweden to Join NATO and Ignore both the Causes and Consequences. transcend.org 12 May 2022 – Today, Finland decided to become a full NATO member. Sweden will do the same next week. What caused this ill-considered and panicking but fateful policy change and what its consequences will be.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). Jesus, Endless War, and the Rise of U.S. Fascism. transcend.org 9 May 2022 – The Democratic Party is hoping to thwart an election by running against the Supreme Court decision on abortion. The Christian fascists believe military power, and its "manly" virtues, are blessed by God. No military budget is too big. No war waged by the US is evil. Violence is the primary form of communication. Vengeance is the highest good.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). 'All the Questions Were about Israel': Inside Deutsche Welle's Purge of Arab Journalists. transcend.org 5 May 2022 – When Deutsche Welle fired seven Arab journalists over accusations of antisemitism, many in Germany took its decision at face value. But a closer look shows DW's investigation was riddled with political motives.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). Acclaimed Palestinian-American Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh Killed in Israeli Raid in West Bank. transcend.org 12 May 2022 – Shireen was a beloved journalist known for her tireless reporting on Palestine. As news of her death spread, crowds turned out in a spontaneous outpouring of anger and grief gathered outside her home in occupied East Jerusalem. Israeli soldiers then raided the home in an act both pointless and cruel.

____ (2022-05-16). Medical Bigotry: Jim Crow in a White Lab Coat. transcend.org 13 May 2022 – Bigotry is an ugly thing. In my country, the US, it has had a long and nasty history. From treating black people and women as second class citizens via slavery, Jim Crow Laws, and blaming Eve for the fall of the human race in Genesis, to persecuting gay and transgender people, to barring atheists from holding public office.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). Medical Bigotry: Jim Crow in a White Lab Coat. transcend.org 13 May 2022 – Bigotry is an ugly thing. In my country, the US, it has had a long and nasty history. From treating black people and women as second class citizens via slavery, Jim Crow Laws, and blaming Eve for the fall of the human race in Genesis, to persecuting gay and transgender people, to barring atheists from holding public office.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). Memorability, Mnemonics, Maths, Music and Governance. transcend.org Memory Enhancement Ensuring Strategic Credibility – In a period in which great emphasis is placed on the complexity of governance and the issues which it is required to address, remarkably little is said of the challenges to memory.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). (Norsk-Norwegian) Farene ved Svensk og Finsk NATO-medlemskap. transcend.org 15. mai 2022 – De foreslà•tte medlemskapene kan forventes à• forà•rsake store, mer spesifikke problemer. Les og tenk nà∏ye gjennom hva du à∏nsker à• gjà∏re i denne saken.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). Tears and Hope from the Last Few Days. transcend.org 14 May 2022 – World renowned journalist Shireen AbuAqleh was intentionally murdered by an Israeli sniper in Jenin. We planted ten trees in her honor. The constellation of events and circumstances and her background actually were so amazing that it provided a huge dose of sadness but also a big ray of hope for us.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). Inequality Tightens Its Grip on the Most Vulnerable. transcend.org 13 May 2022 – Please do not say you were not aware that the world produces enough food to feed all human beings on Earth, while nearly double the combined European Union's population go to bed hungry… every single night.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). Tears in Heaven (Music Video of the Week). transcend.org Tears in Heaven is a ballad written by Eric Clapton and Will Jennings about the pain Clapton felt following the death of his four-year-old son, Conor, who fell from a window of the 53rd-floor New York apartment of his mother's friend, on March 20, 1991. Clapton, who arrived at the apartment shortly after the accident, was visibly distraught for months afterwards.

Kit Klarenberg (2022-05-15). Operation Surprise: leaked emails expose secret intelligence coup to install Boris Johnson. thegrayzone.com Leaked emails reviewed by The Grayzone reveal possibly criminal plot by pro-Leave elites to sabotage Theresa May's Brexit deal, infiltrate government, spy on campaign groups, and replace May with Boris Johnson. Intelligence cabal infiltrated UK civil service thanks to "centrally placed mole" Ex-MI6 chief Richard Dearlove pitched espionage operations targeting civil service and campaign groups Fake Democratic Party fronts run by CIA veterans were proposed to infiltrate pro-Remain groups Cabal sought to spy on and disrupt Prime Minister's top Brexit …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-15). West's Support for Extremism "Blows Back" in New York Shooting. libya360.wordpress.com The tragic mass shooting in Buffalo New York was carried out by an extremist with an ideology stemming from modern-dayNAZlSM practices most openly in Ukraine. Just as Western support for extremists in Syria blew back in the form of global terrorism, its support for |\|AZlS in Ukraine is emboldening and encouraging their toxic ideology worldwide….

Ramzy Baroud (2022-05-15). Ending "West's Neocolonial Oppression": On the New Language and Superstructures. dissidentvoice.org The Russia-Ukraine war has quickly turned into a global conflict. One of the likely outcomes of this war is the very redefinition of the current world order, which has been in effect, at least since the collapse of the Soviet Union over three decades ago. Indeed, there is a growing sense that a new global …

Ramzy Baroud (2022-05-15). Ending "West's Neocolonial Oppression": On the New Language and Superstructures. dissidentvoice.org The Russia-Ukraine war has quickly turned into a global conflict. One of the likely outcomes of this war is the very redefinition of the current world order, which has been in effect, at least since the collapse of the Soviet Union over three decades ago. Indeed, there is a growing sense that a new global …

Contributing Writers (2022-05-15). Ukraine: Touring an Aidar Dungeon/By Jim "Fergie" Chambers/teleSUR/MS. marktaliano.net The horrors of a meat plant-turned Ukrainian Neo-Nazi base and prison By Jim "Fergie" Chambers &#1 ; Original article here POLOVYNKYNO, LUGANSK PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC, 4.5.2022- Shortly after the U.S.-backed Maidan coup in the winter of 2014, in conjunction with Crimea's secession from Ukraine and union with Russia in March of that year, protests began to break out in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions …

_____ (2022-05-15). Libya Suffers a Permanent Humanitarian Catastrophe under the Dictate of US Interests. journal-neo.org During the era of Muammar Gaddafi's Libyan Jamahiriya, the country was openly admired by many countries in the region for the well-being and living conditions of Libyans, perhaps with the exception of the Gulf States. And this was justified, among other things, by the fact that there was free medicine, free education, and financial aid …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). NATO invites Georgian leadership to June summit. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Agenda.geMay 15, 2022 Georgian leadership to be invited to NATO Summit &#1 ; Deputy Sec Gen The Georgian leadership will be invited to the NATO Summit that will be held in Madrid at the end of June, Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana said in a doorstep statement earlier today, ahead of an informal meeting of NATO …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). NATO leader meets with broad spectrum of top U.S. military-security officials. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com GeoanƒÉ (himself Romanian) was filling in for Jens Stoltenberg, reported to have contracted COVID. ==== NATOMay 15, 2022 Deputy Secretary General in Washington D.C.: NATO unity makes us all stronger and safer Deputy Secretary General Mircea GeoanƒÉ praised the United States' strong leadership in NATO in remarks to the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C. on …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). Pentagon trains Georgian special forces for war in Caucasus, Black Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgian Ministry of DefneseMay 14, 2022 Georgian Special Operations Forces participated in the international exercise "Trojan Footprint 2022" A two-week large-scale exercise was organized on the European continent by the US Special Operations Command (SOCEUR) in Europe. Georgian Defense Forces Special Operations Forces have taken part in it for the second time. From the Georgian …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). Sweden to apply for NATO membership on Tuesday, Finland on Wednesday &#1 ; reports. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Trend News AgencyMay 15, 2022 Sweden plans to apply for NATO membership on May 17 Sweden is expected to apply for NATO membership on May 17, Svenska Dagbladet newspaper reported on Sunday…. According to the newspaper, the date will depend on whether Finland has time to make a decision on joining by then. According to …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). Sweden to apply for NATO membership on Tuesday, Finland on Wednesday — reports. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Trend News AgencyMay 15, 2022 Sweden plans to apply for NATO membership on May 17 Sweden is expected to apply for NATO membership on May 17, Svenska Dagbladet newspaper reported on Sunday…. According to the newspaper, the date will depend on whether Finland has time to make a decision on joining by then. According to …

WSWS (2022-05-15). UK's role confirms Sweden/Finland NATO membership planned for years. wsws.org In 2014, the UK hosted a summit of NATO in Wales founding the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF), consisting of seven NATO allies which would assemble military forces among the northern and high regions of Europe. Sweden and Finland joined in 2017.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). Fourth brother: Turkey-Qatar Supreme Strategic Committee. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Daily SabahMay 15, 2022 'Turkey, Qatar move toward strategic partnership' Turkey and Qatar are moving toward a strategic partnership while boosting their bilateral ties, Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun said on Sunday. The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani's visit to Turkey on Friday is highly significant in consolidating the strong and …

Contributing Writers (2022-05-15). Rest In Peace Shireen Abu Akleh. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

Contributing Writers (2022-05-15). US 'Stealing, Plundering' Syrian Oil: Mark Taliano. marktaliano.net By Mark Taliano and Press TV Global Research, February 02, 2021 PressTV 30 January 2021 *** The United States has occupied certain parts of Syrian territory and is stealing and plundering the war-torn country's national resources, …

Fight Back (2022-05-15). FRSO leader condemns white supremacist murders in Buffalo, NY. fightbacknews.org On Saturday, May 14, Masao Suzuki, chair of the Joint Nationalities Commission of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) expressed outrage at another white supremacist mass murder. "Three years ago, white supremacist Patrick Crusius drove hundreds of miles to kill Chicanos and Mexicanos in El Paso, Texas," said Suzuki. "Then today another young white supremacist, Payton Gendron, also drove into Buffalo, New York to attack the African American community." Eleven of the 13 people Gendron shot were African American, and ten died. | Both Crusius and Gendron had posted manifestos repeating the lies of "replace…

Fight Back (2022-05-15). Red Theory: The role of labor in the development of human society. fightbacknews.org The cornerstone of historical materialism is class struggle as the motor driving historical change. So, what is the role of labor in historical development? | In Dialectics of Nature, Engels argues that what truly distinguishes humanity from other animals is that we seek to change our environment, rather than merely use it as it is given to us. In other words, what distinguishes humanity is our construction of tools, the instruments of production which we use to affect the world. But we don't get to arbitrarily choose these instruments. We inherit them from the society that we are born into, and gradually build…

Hasan Abu Nimah (2022-05-15). I vividly remember the Nakba. electronicintifada.net The passage of time has not changed the nature of the anti-colonial struggle in Palestine.

IMEMC News (2022-05-15). Army Injures Several Palestinians Near Salfit. imemc.org On Sunday, Israeli soldiers injured many Palestinians in Hares village, west of the central West Bank city of Salfit, after the army and many illegal colonizers invaded it. Local sources said many army jeeps accompanied colonialist settlers into the village on their way to an archangelical site and closed many roads to Palestinian traffic and …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-15). Chad: The Population Mobilizes Against Franàßafrique. libya360.wordpress.com Mikhail Gamandiy-Egorov As expected, the processes of rejection of Western policy are growing stronger in the countries of the African continent. Even in the states on which the Western establishment continues to rely. The Elysée and the Quai d'Orsay are realizing that the dynamics in many parts of Africa, which they had hoped to slow…

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2022-05-15). Podcast Ep 57: Landback from Turtle Island to Palestine. electronicintifada.net Indigenous activists with NDN Collective release position paper on Palestinian liberation.

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (2022-05-15). WAFA: "Palestinians mark 74th anniversary of the 1948 Nakba" imemc.org RAMALLAH, May 15, 2022 (WAFA) — Hundreds of Palestinians marked today the 74th anniversary of the Nakba of 1948 when nearly 600,000 indigenous Palestinians were ethnically cleansed from their homes in historic Palestine by invading Zionist militias. In Ramallah, in the center of the occupied West Bank, hundreds gathered outside President Yasser Arafat Mausoleum and …

WSWS (2022-05-15). Organize a fight against one-man crews and Hi Viz! Build rank-and-file committees at all Class I railroads! wsws.org Railroaders should establish a network of rank-and-file committees, building upon the establishment earlier this year of committees at BNSF and Canadian Pacific, to unite workers at all seven Class I railroads in the US, Canada and Mexico.

WSWS (2022-05-15). Arriva London South bus drivers denounce Unite's sell-out pay deal: "It's a load of rubbish" wsws.org A driver from Norwood told WSWS, "It's a really difficult time. Mortgages are going up and we have to work overtime to make ends meet. Without overtime you can't survive."

____ (2022-05-15). Baku: Turkey was full partner in military onslaught against Nagorno-Karabakh. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Daily Sabah/Anadolu AgencyMay 15, 2022 Turkey, Azerbaijan cooperate for Karabakh's reconstruction: Aliyev Ankara and Baku are working together for the reconstruction of the Karabakh region, an Azerbaijani territory previously referred to as Nagorno-Karabakh…Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev said on Saturday. Aliyev said that Azerbaijan will not forget Turkey's support during the conflict and reiterated that Ankara …

Colin Todhunter (2022-05-15). Farmers' Struggle Not Over: Corporate Takeover of Indian Agriculture Still Looms. dissidentvoice.org The following is an unpublished transcript of an interview the author did for a UK-based TV channel that covers issues of interest to the worldwide Sikh diaspora. It concerns three pieces of farm legislation in India that were repealed in late 2021 after a prolonged protest by India's farmers that gained global support and recognition. …

John Rachel (2022-05-15). Dateline May 25. 2026: U.S. and Canada at War! dissidentvoice.org This is the latest on the fierce military conflict between the US and Canada. To recap, tensions have been escalating over the past 24 months. Then four weeks ago, the US announced it had irrefutable proof that militant, America-hating militias had joined with the regular military forces of the Canadian Royal Mounted Police, to position …

____ (2022-05-15). Relatives of Azov troops in Mariupol meet with Turkish president, express thanks for rescue efforts. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com UkrinformMay 15, 2022 Relatives of Azov fighters leave for Turkey to meet with President Erdogan The relatives of the Azov Regiment fighters have left for Turkey to thank President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his readiness to help rescue the defenders of Mariupol. Nataliia Zarytska, the wife of an Azov Regiment fighter, said this in a …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). Baku: Turkey was full partner in military onslaught against Nagorno-Karabakh. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Daily Sabah/Anadolu AgencyMay 15, 2022 Turkey, Azerbaijan cooperate for Karabakh's reconstruction: Aliyev Ankara and Baku are working together for the reconstruction of the Karabakh region, an Azerbaijani territory previously referred to as Nagorno-Karabakh…Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev said on Saturday. Aliyev said that Azerbaijan will not forget Turkey's support during the conflict and reiterated that Ankara …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). Relatives of Azov troops in Mariupol meet with Turkish president, express thanks for rescue efforts. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com UkrinformMay 15, 2022 Relatives of Azov fighters leave for Turkey to meet with President Erdogan The relatives of the Azov Regiment fighters have left for Turkey to thank President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his readiness to help rescue the defenders of Mariupol. Nataliia Zarytska, the wife of an Azov Regiment fighter, said this in a …

____ (2022-05-15). Relatives of Azov troops in Mariupol meet with Turkish president, express thanks for rescue efforts. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com UkrinformMay 15, 2022 Relatives of Azov fighters leave for Turkey to meet with President Erdogan The relatives of the Azov Regiment fighters have left for Turkey to thank President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his readiness to help rescue the defenders of Mariupol. Nataliia Zarytska, the wife of an Azov Regiment fighter, said this in a …

Colin Todhunter (2022-05-15). Farmers' Struggle Not Over: Corporate Takeover of Indian Agriculture Still Looms. dissidentvoice.org The following is an unpublished transcript of an interview the author did for a UK-based TV channel that covers issues of interest to the worldwide Sikh diaspora. It concerns three pieces of farm legislation in India that were repealed in late 2021 after a prolonged protest by India's farmers that gained global support and recognition. …

John Rachel (2022-05-15). Dateline May 25. 2026: U.S. and Canada at War! dissidentvoice.org This is the latest on the fierce military conflict between the US and Canada. To recap, tensions have been escalating over the past 24 months. Then four weeks ago, the US announced it had irrefutable proof that militant, America-hating militias had joined with the regular military forces of the Canadian Royal Mounted Police, to position …

Ediz Tiyansan (2022-05-15). Massive wildfire spreads in New Mexico. america.cgtn.com Wildfire season is off to an early start this year in the Western U.S. Massive infernos are growing out of control in New Mexico. CGTN's Ediz Tiyansan visited several communities in Rociada, New Mexico which have been destroyed beyond repair.

William Briggs (2022-05-15). Wage rises, inflation and the crisis of capitalism. greenleft.org.au Workers are being told that a pay rise to match inflation will hurt the economy and "fuel" inflation. William Briggs takes issue with those arguments.

Staff (2022-05-15). Cuba e Irán inician decimoctava sesión de Comisión Intergubernamental para las Relaciones Económicas. cubadebate.cu En Teherán comenzó la decimoctava sesión de la Comisión Intergubernamental para las Relaciones Económicas Cuba-Irán, que tiene entre sus objetivos fortalecer la cooperación bilateral. En el ámbito de la reunión, fue inaugurada la planta de producción de la vacuna PastoCorona, transferencia tecnológica de la vacuna Soberana 02 al Instituto Pasteur.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). 4,000-troop British commando force leads NATO's war efforts against Russia, China in Arctic. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Defense NewsMay 13, 2022 New commando force leads Britain's military in Arctic operations The new Future Commando Force program, made up of about 4,000 personnel with the British Royal Marines, is leading the way in Arctic operations for the entire service, according to the head of the effort. "We are the U.K.'s Arctic experts [in] …

Staff (2022-05-15). Ariel Martínez aumenta a .353 su promedio ofensivo en el béisbol japonés. cubadebate.cu El cácher y jardinero matancero Ariel Martínez bateó de 3-3 en la victoria este domingo de su equipo, los Dragones de Chunichi, sobre los Gigantes de Yomiuri en el Tokyo Dome. En el partido, Martínez logró su tercer jonrón de la temporada 2022 del béisbol japonés, un doblete, un sencillo, tres carreras anotadas y dos empujadas.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). Okinawa marks years of end to US rule amid protests. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Protesters in Japan's Okinawa urged Japan's central government to do more to reduce US military presence there as the island group marked the th anniversary of its return to Japan after 27 years of American rule.

Alex Bainbridge (2022-05-15). Melbourne, Sydney Nakba rallies remember Shireen Abu Akleh. greenleft.org.au Respected Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was remembered at free Palestine rallies to commemorate the Nakba in Sydney and Melbourne. Kerry Smith reports.

Tracy Keeling (2022-05-15). Trophy hunting incentivises killing of endangered animals, warns Zambian environmentalist. thecanary.co Germany has become the latest European country to announce The Canary spoke with the co-fo…

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-15). Colombia's drug policy of past 4 years a 'failure': study. colombiareports.com President Ivan Duque's drug policy of the past four years has been a failure that frustrated Colombia's peace process, according to a study. Think tank Elementa DDHH came to these…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). Sweden's ruling party backs NATO membership bid. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Sweden's ruling Social Democrats backed the country joining NATOafter Finland confirmed that it would apply for NATO membership.

Staff (2022-05-15). El Benny Raffoso estuvo en el Saratoga. cubadebate.cu Sus inagotables discípulos supieron mostrar al mundo la fuerza y solidaridad humanista de este país ante la adversidad. Valorando esos heroicos hechos acontecidos, afirmo que el coronel Bienvenido Raffoso Bartolomé, el mejor apagafuegos de Cuba, el Benny Raffoso, estuvo en el Saratoga.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). Paykan beats Japanese team at Asian Club Volleyball C'ships. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Paykan of Iran came from a set down to beat Japanese giants Suntory Sunbirds 3-1 (22-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-21) in Pool A of the 2022 Asian Men's Club Volleyball Championship at Azadi Hall here on Sunday.

The Canary (2022-05-15). Margaret Thatcher statue egged within hours of being installed in home town. thecanary.co A statue of Margaret Thatcher has been egged less than two hours after it was installed in her home town. | A protester threw eggs from behind a temporary fence surrounding the memorial. | The statue was lowered into place in Grantham, Lincolnshire, amid previous threats of "egg throwing". | In February 2019, a planning committee unanimously voted in favour of the £300k statue. It was originally intended for Parliament Square in Westminster. | "Coal not dole": | Despite its unveiling being delayed due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the statue was erected on a 10ft-high granite plinth on the…

Tracy Keeling (2022-05-15). Trophy hunting incentivises killing of endangered animals, warns Zambian environmentalist. thecanary.co Germany has become the latest European country to announce The Canary spoke with the co-fo…

Staff (2022-05-15). Yemen to strongly respond if Saudis aggression continues. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — A member of Yemen's Ansarullah political bureau told news sources that the Yemeni armed forces have developed a strategic weapon that could be used against Saudi Arabia if the aggression continues.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-15). Colombia's drug policy a 'failure' that obstructed peace: study. colombiareports.com President Ivan Duque's drug policy of the past four years has been a failure that frustrated Colombia's peace process, according to a study. Think tank Elementa DDHH came to these…

The Canary (2022-05-15). Sinn Fein claims PM is 'in cahoots' with DUP to block power sharing between parties. thecanary.co Sinn Fein has accused the UK government of conniving with the DUP to deliberately block power sharing at Stormont. | "Cahoots": | Party president Mary Lou McDonald claimed Boris Johnson was "in cahoots with the DUP" in preventing the formation of a new Executive and Assembly in Belfast. McDonald alleged Johnson was "recklessly and cynically" facilitating the DUP as part of a "game of brinkmanship" with the EU. This was over Brexit's contentious Northern Ireland Protocol. | McDonald made comments following a meeting of Sinn Fein's ruling council (ard chomhairle) in Dublin. They come ahead of Johnson's anti…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). NATO to keep anti-Russian sanctions for as long as necessary. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — All NATO member states are committed to keep the anti-Russian sanctions in place for as long as is necessary, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-15). When Terrorism becomes Counter-terrorism: The State Sponsors of Terrorism are ´ Going After the Terrorists ª. marktaliano.net Par Prof Michel Chossudovsky Mondialisation.ca, 02 mars 2016 Global Research 22 décembre 2015 First published in December 2015 US foreign policy has nurtured Al Qaeda, a creation of the CIA for more than 35 years, with the support of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Saudi Arabia's infamous General Intelligence Presidency (GIP). Lest we forget Osama bin …

Staff (2022-05-15). Anuncian cambios en nómina de Domadores de Cuba para tope en circuito profesional de boxeo. cubadebate.cu El campeón olímpico Andy Cruz no formará parte de la escuadra con que los Domadores de Cuba debutarán oficialmente en circuitos profesionales de boxeo este 20 de mayo, en la ciudad mexicana de Aguascalientes. La novedad en el listado de los Domadores será el bronce mundial Osvel Caballero.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). Iran-China parl. friendship group holds symposium with FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — The chairman and members of the Iran-China Parliamentary Friendship Group held a symposium with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Sunday afternoon.

The Canary (2022-05-15). Margaret Thatcher statue egged within hours of being installed in home town. thecanary.co A statue of Margaret Thatcher has been egged less than two hours after it was installed in her home town. | A protester threw eggs from behind a temporary fence surrounding the memorial. | The statue was lowered into place in Grantham, Lincolnshire, amid previous threats of "egg throwing". | In February 2019, a planning committee unanimously voted in favour of the £300k statue. It was originally intended for Parliament Square in Westminster. | "Coal not dole": | Despite its unveiling being delayed due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the statue was erected on a 10ft-high granite plinth on the…

Staff (2022-05-15). Entregan Premio Internacional Cubadisco 2022 a cantante mexicana Rosalía León. cubadebate.cu La presidenta del Instituto Cubano de la Música, Indira Fajardo, y el presidente de Cubadisco, Jorge Gómez, entregaron el Premio Internacional Cubadisco 2022 a la cantante mexicana Rosalía León por su álbum México te canto desde Cuba en una ceremonia privada celebrada en el Hotel Nacional.

Staff (2022-05-15). Abu Akleh assassination perpetrators must be punished. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Iranian Judiciary's Human Rights Council has condemned the assassination of the Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, stressing the Israeli regime must be held to account for the crime by the international community.

Suzanne James (2022-05-15). NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying bill heads to final vote. greenleft.org.au The NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill is heading back into the NSW Legislative Council this week, and advocates are urging MPs not to give ground to hostile amendments. Suzanne James reports.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). Hezbollah to accept election result whoever wins. en.mehrnews.com Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem cast on Sunday his vote ballot at a polling center in Beirut's Al-Bashoura area.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). Turkey to Finland, Sweden: purge Kurds, lift arms restrictions to join NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Hurriyet Daily NewsMay 15, 2022 Finland, Sweden propose working to address Turkey's concerns on NATO membership bid Finland and Sweden have proposed to work with Turkey towards eliminating the Turkish government's concerns regarding their NATO membership, Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu said on May 15, stressing that they must provide guarantees on the issue of the …

The Canary (2022-05-15). Tory cuts to civil service jobs signal further austerity. thecanary.co Boris Johnson's plan to cut 90,000 civil service jobs marks a return to austerity and will damage public services, a trade union leader has said. It comes as union leaders prepare to meet government officials next week. | "Back to austerity": | The prime minister recently tasked his Cabinet with shrinking the size of the service by a fifth. The government will purportedly use the savings for tax cuts to ease the cost-of-living crisis. However, Frances O'Grady, head of the Trades Union Congress, argued the move would provoke widespread anger. | Speaking to Sky News's Sophy Ridge, she said: This is back to a…

The Canary (2022-05-15). Sinn Fein claims PM is 'in cahoots' with DUP to block power sharing between parties. thecanary.co Sinn Fein has accused the UK government of conniving with the DUP to deliberately block power sharing at Stormont. | "Cahoots": | Party president Mary Lou McDonald claimed Boris Johnson was "in cahoots with the DUP" in preventing the formation of a new Executive and Assembly in Belfast. McDonald alleged Johnson was "recklessly and cynically" facilitating the DUP as part of a "game of brinkmanship" with the EU. This was over Brexit's contentious Northern Ireland Protocol. | McDonald made comments following a meeting of Sinn Fein's ruling council (ard chomhairle) in Dublin. They come ahead of Johnson's anti…

The Canary (2022-05-15). Number of people seeking help for Long Covid doubles, charity says. thecanary.co A charity has seen a doubling in the number of people seeking help for Long Covid. And it warned that NHS services are failing to meet demand. | Long Covid: | Asthma and Lung UK said around half a million people have visited its Long Covid advice web pages or called its helpline for support in the last six months. The number of people viewing the web pages nearly doubled from September to March, as cases of Omicron rose across the UK, it said. | Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that an estimated 1.8 million people in UK households (2.8% of the population) were experiencing…

The Canary (2022-05-15). Tory cuts to civil service jobs signal further austerity. thecanary.co Boris Johnson's plan to cut 90,000 civil service jobs marks a return to austerity and will damage public services, a trade union leader has said. It comes as union leaders prepare to meet government officials next week. | "Back to austerity": | The prime minister recently tasked his Cabinet with shrinking the size of the service by a fifth. The government will purportedly use the savings for tax cuts to ease the cost-of-living crisis. However, Frances O'Grady, head of the Trades Union Congress, argued the move would provoke widespread anger. | Speaking to Sky News's Sophy Ridge, she said: This is back to a…

Staff (2022-05-15). Khatibzadeh signs memorial notebook of martyr Abu Akleh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh signed the memorial notebook of the Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh at the country's embassy in Tehran.

Staff (2022-05-15). VIDEO: Harvesting viper's-bugloss in N Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Viper's bugloss is one of the medicinal herbs commonly used in Iran. Villagers in the northern county of Astara, Guilan province, start reaping the herb in mid-spring.

Ediz Tiyansan (2022-05-15). Massive wildfire spreads in New Mexico. america.cgtn.com Wildfire season is off to an early start this year in the Western U.S. Massive infernos are growing out of control in New Mexico. CGTN's Ediz Tiyansan visited several communities in Rociada, New Mexico which have been destroyed beyond repair.

Alex Bainbridge (2022-05-15). Melbourne, Sydney Nakba rallies remember Shireen Abu Akleh. greenleft.org.au Respected Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was remembered at free Palestine rallies to commemorate the Nakba in Sydney and Melbourne. Kerry Smith reports.

Staff (2022-05-15). Paso de AMLO por La Habana es histórico, "no fue una visita más": Embajador. cubadebate.cu Fuera de micrófonos y en la entrevista, el embajador de México en Cuba, Miguel Díaz Reynoso, insiste en que este encuentro entre López Obrador y Díaz Canel no fue uno más, sino que es histórico porque hay acuerdos concretos que benefician a ambos países, sobre todo en temas de salud, como vacunas, medicinas e intercambio de médicos y estudiantes.

Suzanne James (2022-05-15). NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying bill heads to final vote. greenleft.org.au The NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill is heading back into the NSW Legislative Council this week, and advocates are urging MPs not to give ground to hostile amendments. Suzanne James reports.

William Briggs (2022-05-15). Wage rises, inflation and the crisis of capitalism. greenleft.org.au Workers are being told that a pay rise to match inflation will hurt the economy and "fuel" inflation. William Briggs takes issue with those arguments.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-15). Justin Trudeau Wants Freedoms for Ukrainians that He Won't Allow Canadians to Enjoy. libya360.wordpress.com Rachel Marsden Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a surprise visit to Kiev this week. Given that the threat level in the city has been reduced to the point where U2's Bono can now play an impromptu concert, the real surprise is that Trudeau was photographed without his face mask, which has been nearly omnipresent…

The Canary (2022-05-15). Number of people seeking help for Long Covid doubles, charity says. thecanary.co A charity has seen a doubling in the number of people seeking help for Long Covid. And it warned that NHS services are failing to meet demand. | Long Covid: | Asthma and Lung UK said around half a million people have visited its Long Covid advice web pages or called its helpline for support in the last six months. The number of people viewing the web pages nearly doubled from September to March, as cases of Omicron rose across the UK, it said. | Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that an estimated 1.8 million people in UK households (2.8% of the population) were experiencing…

Staff (2022-05-15). Talk World Radio: Tim Pluta on Protecting Activists in Western Sahara. davidswanson.org AUDIO: Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm — except when it can't be and then it's Zoom. Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. VIDEO: This week on Talk World Radio, we are talking about the unending Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara with Tim Pluta who …

Staff (2022-05-15). Talk World Radio: Tim Pluta on Protecting Activists in Western Sahara. davidswanson.org AUDIO: Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm — except when it can't be and then it's Zoom. Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. VIDEO: This week on Talk World Radio, we are talking about the unending Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara with Tim Pluta who …

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