Daily Archives: May 19, 2022

2022-05-19: News Headlines

_____ (2022-05-19). Nazism, the West, Ukraine. journal-neo.org Despite the lessons of World War II, unfortunately the author has to say that the events of the last eight years in and around Ukraine have demonstrated not only the vitality of Nazism, but also the desire of a number of Western leaders to revive it across the board. Since early 1930s, Western ruling circles …

Ajamu Baraka (2022-05-19). The new White supremacist consensus, Part 2: shootings in Buffalo solidify the consensus. mronline.org The latest mass shooter in Buffalo, New York was clearly a racist, and identified with Ukrainian and other neo-Nazis. But white supremacy has a stronger hold on European and U.S. society than is commonly acknowledged. The avowed racist is not the only problem.

Editor (2022-05-19). Did the CIA train Ukrainian torturers? mronline.org The matter raises suspicions about a possible "instruction" that would be transmitted by American intelligence to Ukrainian neo-Nazis on "how to torture".

_____ (2022-05-19). Leading Artists Demand Accountability For Israel's Killing Of Abu Akleh. popularresistance.org More than a hundred artists, including Hollywood stars, acclaimed authors and prominent musicians, have condemned Israel's killing of esteemed Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. | Actors Susan Sarandon, Tilda Swinton, Mark Ruffalo, Kathryn Hahn and Steve Coogan are among the signatories to an open letter calling for "full accountability for the perpetrators of this crime and everyone involved in authorizing it". | Abu Akleh, well-known across the Arab world for her reporting on Israel's occupation and apartheid system, was shot dead last week while wearing a press vest. Israeli human rights group B'Tselem…

Carol Lang (2022-05-19). Role Of The AFL-CIO Supporting The Histadrut & Its Support For Apartheid. indybay.org The Israeli corporatist Zionist trade union federation Histadrut has played an important role in supporting the apartheid system in Israel. The AFL-CIO leadership with the CIA has collaborated internationally to support US imperialism.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). Multi-Domain Operations: The US Wages Constant War and Across All Domains. libya360.wordpress.com Brian Berletic The United States has clearly transitioned militarily several times throughout its history, from the Cold War preparing to fight the Soviet Union using massive maneuver warfare to using the military that existed at the end of the Cold War to decimate the Iraqi army in the 1990's, to shifting to a "small wars"…

_____ (2022-05-19). How Europe Was Pushed Towards Economic Suicide. popularresistance.org As Michael Hudson, a research professor of Economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City, wrote in early February, before Russia's intervention in Ukraine: | America no longer has the monetary power and seemingly chronic trade and balance-of-payments surplus that enabled it to draw up the world's trade and investment rules in 1944-45. | The threat to U.S. dominance is that China, Russia and Mackinder's Eurasian World Island heartland are offering better trade and investment opportunities than are available from the United States | The most glaring example is the U.S. drive to block Germany from authorizing the…

Ann Brown (2022-05-19). Former President Bush Slips Up In Speech: 'The Decision Of One Man To Launch A Wholly Unjustified And Brutal Invasion Of Iraq. I mean Of Ukraine'. moguldom.com Was it a Freudian slip? During a recent speech, former President George W. Bush blasted Russian President Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine as the "decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq." Bush, who ordered the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, quickly corrected himself, saying, "I mean of Ukraine." …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). Lieutenant Colonel Jacques Guillemain: "Ukrainian Soldiers are Entrenched in the Cities" libya360.wordpress.com Continental Observer Continental Observer conducted an interview with Lieutenant Colonel Jacques Guillemain, a former Air Force pilot, who provides us with his analysis of the situation in Ukraine, but also on on NATO. Concerning the characteristics of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine. How can an independent expert explain and comment on this? Jacques…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). Russell Bentley: "The U.S. and NATO Are Waging War With Russia in Ukraine… but Russia is Assured of Victory" libya360.wordpress.com Finian Cunningham Russell Bentley has been living in the Donetsk People's Republic for eight years where he now has obtained official citizenship. Western news media are spinning wild delusions about Russia facing failure and defeat in Ukraine, says Russell Bentley, a former American soldier who has been fighting and living in the Donbass for the…

Amy Goodman (2022-05-19). Talks to End War in Ukraine Are Collapsing as US Seeks Regime Change in Moscow. truthout.org As the United Nations warns about the devastating global impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, talks to negotiate a peace settlement appear to have collapsed. Russian President Vladimir Putin appears determined to push forward despite a more resilient Ukrainian defense than expected, as both sides seem to be fixated on gaining military and territorial victories. Meanwhile, the U.S. continues to pour millions of dollars in weapons into Ukraine. "It does seem that the United States thinks that Ukraine should be supported in its war effort, not its negotiation effort, until the very end," says Nina Khrushcheva, pr…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-19). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine, Izyum-Severodonetsk On May 19, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Chris Walker (2022-05-19). Bush Accidentally Condemns "Brutal Invasion of Iraq" When Talking About Ukraine. truthout.org While speaking to an audience at his presidential library on Wednesday, former President George W. Bush accidentally condemned his 2003 invasion of Iraq while attempting to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. | Bush's speech took place at his library in Dallas, Texas, and was part of an event

____ (2022-05-18). U.S. reopens embassy in Ukraine. ecns.cn The United States reopened its embassy in Ukraine, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday, three months after it ceased operation in anticipation that Russia would launch a military operation in the country.

amarynth (2022-05-19). The brutal invasion of Iraq: Media he made an unfortunate mistake. thesaker.is This speaks for itself and needs no comment. This is the single best thing that has ever happened. There has never been a better thing than this. t.co/bYkZmsDgcm — Caitlin…

amarynth (2022-05-19). To Yellow Vests he's the radical: Macron imposes 'radical centrism' for Brussels. thesaker.is by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker blog During the only debate featuring the five principal 2017 presidential candidates the National Front's Marine Le Pen zinged Macron with the night's best…

_____ (2022-05-19). Brooklyn's Maison Jar Is One Of Many New Zero-Waste Grocery Stores. popularresistance.org At Maison Jar — a new grocery store located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in New York City — silos of dry goods line one wall. Dried beans, grains, pasta, nuts, and coffee are beside bins of cooking staples like flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar. A refrigerator on the wall opposite holds industrial-sized jars of olives, racks of eggs, and metal trays of fresh produce, and a freezer is stocked with plastic bins of frozen fruit and vegetables. Prepared snacks like dried mangos, wasabi peas, gummy bears, and chocolate-covered nuts fill glass jugs on the center tables.

_____ (2022-05-19). Caribbean Asks For Reparations. popularresistance.org Despite the COVID-19 pandemic on September 26, 2020 during the General Debate of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves said that […] the international campaign for reparatory justice, widely promoted by governments across our Caribbean Community and by social activists within the industrialized metropoles, must form part of any serious efforts to achieve the sustainable development agenda […]. | On November 3, 2020 during the "Peacebuilding and sustaining peace" debate organized by the United Nations Security Council the…

_____ (2022-05-19). President Ortega: CELAC Is A Meeting Point For Latin Americans. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega called for strengthening the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) as the most appropriate space for the meeting of the peoples and their governments of the region. | "Our starting point is CELAC. Now we need to strengthen it so that this community has more sovereignty and autonomy," he said during the celebrations for the 127th anniversary of the birth of Augusto Cesar Sandino, the hero of the Nicaraguan struggle against U.S. imperialism. | "CELAC was born with the strength and energy of the revolutionary processes that were multiplying in Lati…

_____ (2022-05-19). How The Construction Industry Preys On Workers Newly Released From Prison. popularresistance.org Bernard Callegari, a member of the Construction and Building Laborers' Local 79 union in New York City, argues that every laborer in his craft jurisdiction deserves to work safely, with dignity and a fair wage. This is why he knew the union needed to take action when its members began to notice that a particular kind of worker was being taken advantage of in the local construction industry. | "We noticed that there was a huge upswing in the workforce that was being used by these body shops, that they were focusing on and targeting the formerly incarcerated as a workforce to be exploited," said Callegari. This con…

_____ (2022-05-19). Huy Urges UN To Protect US Indigenous Prisoner Religious Freedoms. popularresistance.org Indigenous peoples suffer one of the highest incarceration rates of any racial or ethnic group in the United States, and they are also disproportionately sentenced to serve life and long sentences in state prisons. Indigenous prisoners depend upon their freedom to engage in traditional religious practices for their rehabilitation, survival, and ability to maintain their identity as Indigenous peoples. | But according to remarks Galanda delivered to the Special Rapporteur, "Indigenous prisoners in the United States are subject to an ongoing and pervasive pattern of state and local prisons illegally restricting the…

_____ (2022-05-19). Report: Latinos Believe In Better Ways To Improve Safety Than Funding Police. popularresistance.org Almost all Latinos believe there are better ways to make their communities safer than simply funding police departments, according to a first-of-its-kind study conducted by Mijente and other groups. | In "Futuro y Esperanza: Latinx Perspectives on Policing and Safety," 93 percent of the Latinos surveyed believe that making their communities safer requires "investing money in things that prevent crime from happening in the first place, such as good schools, access to good-paying jobs, and affordable housing, instead of just funding police to respond to it."

_____ (2022-05-19). Talking Back: A Preemptive Response To Media Attacks On Defend The Atlanta Forest. popularresistance.org Perhaps it is not too early to say that the media spin against the current movement (which will be driven completely by whatever public relations firm the Police Foundation hires) will be poorly written and unimaginative. So completely has the consolidated media apparatus degraded over the last forty years, one can hardly imagine that police spokespersons, editors, or city representatives will manage to construct fascinating, clear-headed, or invigorating lies. Since the articles are all hidden behind paywalls, the real talking points must be reducible to headlines and captions alone. Lucky for them, considering…

_____ (2022-05-19). The New White Supremacist Consensus Part Two: Shootings in Buffalo Solidify the Consensus. popularresistance.org The incidents of mindless, mass carnage in the United States have become so routine that they do not even make national headlines unless the incident has a potential attention-grabbing twist. One of those dramatic twists is when the victims of a mass-shooting are from a common social identity and the perpetrator appeals to be motivated by hatred of the targeted group. This is what makes the shooting in Buffalo stand out. The authorities could not hide the fact that it was a hate crime and the media saw a juicy story, if only for a day or two. | However, for those of us who are members of communities and peoples w…

Ali Abunimah (2022-05-19). Video: Tel Aviv mob chants "death to the Arabs" electronicintifada.net Police do nothing as Israelis angered by Nakba Day ceremonies terrorize Palestinians.

Anis Chowdhury (2022-05-19). When saviours are the problem. mronline.org SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR: Central bank policies have often worsened economic crises instead of resolving them. By raising interest rates in response to inflation, they often exacerbate, rather than mitigate business cycles and inflation.

Ann Brown (2022-05-19). First Monkeypox Case Reported In U.S. As Infections Rise In Europe. moguldom.com Monkeypox is spreading across Europe and the first U.S. case was confirmed on May 18, when a man who lives in Massachusetts and had recently traveled to Canada was diagnosed. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced the case and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tests confirmed the infection. Several cases have been …

Asa Winstanley (2022-05-19). UK admits activists "forced" Elbit to sell factory. electronicintifada.net Government seeks to deny bail to activists who smashed Israeli arms firm.

Carlos Osorio (2022-05-19). ICE and private prison GEO threaten hunger strikers at NW Detention Center in Tacoma. liberationnews.org ICE and GEO are threatening to force-feed the hunger strikers while denying them clean water or none at all.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-19). Dismantling COVID Lies and Crimes. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

Danny O'Brien (2022-05-19). Nurses' union marches in Oregon. workers.org Oregon nurses rally, warn of statewide strike, May 11. Oregon City, Oregon Nurses from the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) working at Providence Oregon hospitals marched May 11 from Providence Willamette Falls Community Center to the Clackamas Courthouse, where they held a picket and gave speeches. The Providence network in Oregon . . . |

Editor2 (2022-05-19). Globalization: Inequality in the Global Plantation. orinocotribune.com Editorial note: Orinoco Tribune does not generally publish articles that are over 10 days old. However, in this case an exception is being made, as the subject matter of the following piece remains as significant today as at the time of its publication. | By Prince Kapone Mar 22, 2013 | The current crisis of neoliberal capitalism has given rise to much resistance across the world, from the Occupy Wall Street movement in the U.S. to the political revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa. As capitalist regimes everywhere impose austerity measures on their populations, reducing the capitalist state to n…

Editor2 (2022-05-19). We Have More in Common with Cuba than We Think. orinocotribune.com By Danaka Katovich May 13, 2022 | The American working class and Cubans both face an important task: demanding dignity from the imperial core that constantly works to undermine our right to life. | A week ago I returned to the United States from Cuba where I got to spend International Workers' Day with 100 other young organizers from the U.S. alongside over 700,000 other people who celebrated in Havana that day. With the International People's Assembly of North America, we spent a week learning about the Cuban socialist project and how the blockade imposed by the United States impacts life in Cuba. | For th…

Editor (2022-05-19). The ruling class in Australia. mronline.org Who rules Australia? The politicians, the ultra-wealthy class of capitalists or the high-powered bureaucrats who run the state—the military generals, court justices, heads of government departments and so on? The answer is all three. Together, they make up the Australian ruling class.

Editor (2022-05-19). What is the fetishism of commodities? mronline.org I was asked by a few comrades to explain Marx's concept of the fetishism of commodities, and with that, the main ways it has been misunderstood by both mainstream bourgeois academia and by well-meaning Marxists. The following short reflection attempts to do just that.

Huda Al Sousi (2022-05-19). Braving Israel's bombs to hug my parents. electronicintifada.net Gaza's people have insisted on resuming their lives since the May 2021 attack.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). BRICS Joint Statement on Strengthening Cooperation and Solidarity. libya360.wordpress.com BRICS Joint Statement on "Strengthen BRICS Solidarity and Cooperation, Respond to New Features and Challenges in International Situation" 1. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs/International Relations of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa met on 19 May 2022 in…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). International Court of Justice Ruled that Uganda Must Pay $325 Million in Reparations to the Democratic Republic of Congo—But What About U.S. and UK? libya360.wordpress.com Jeremy Kuzmarov U.S. soldiers training counterparts in Uganda. [Source: africanarguments.org] In February, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Uganda must pay $325 million in reparations to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for its role in conflicts in Congo's resource-rich Ituri province from 1998 to 2003. The amount includes $225 million to be paid…

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-19). Charles Booker Wins Kentucky DNC Primary For Senate: Where Does He Stand On Reparations Though? moguldom.com Former Kentucky lawmaker Charles Booker has beaten out three challengers to become the Democratic nominee for the state's U.S. Senate seat. He will face off against Republican incumbent Rand Paul in November and said he is confident about his chances. "BREAKING: It's official. I am the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Kentucky," Booker tweeted …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-19). Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee On Anti-Black Buffalo Terror Attack: Take Action On HR 40 Reparations Bill If Serious About Racism. moguldom.com Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is calling on federal lawmakers to put some reparations action behind their "thoughts and prayers" after 10 people were shot dead and three wounded on May 14 by a white supremacist in a racist terror attack that targeted the Black community of Buffalo, New York. Jackson Lee said if her …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-19). Top Reparations Scholar Dr. Sandy Darity Wins Another Award: Harvard Radcliffe Fellowship. moguldom.com Top reparations scholar Dr. William "Sandy" Darity has another accolade to add to his already impressive list. Darity has been selected by the Harvard Radcliffe Institute as one of its 2022-2023 fellows. Darity is one of fellows and four graduate students selected for the renowned fellowship. The institute fosters interdisciplinary research at Harvard University …

Julián Pilatti (2022-05-19). The results are in after four years of the IMF agreement in Argentina. peoplesdispatch.org The entire loan was used to finance the foreign exchange crisis and did not help to fight inflation, stabilize the dollar or overcome inflation.

Kathy Durkin (2022-05-19). Tens of thousands tell SCOTUS: 'We will fight back!'. workers.org Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan, New York "We won't go back!" was chanted by tens of thousands of protesters May 14 in 380 actions across the U.S. Participants in the "Bans Off Our Bodies" demonstrations denounced the attacks on the right to abortion, now facing an overturn by the right-wing majority on . . . |

Kevin Mwanza (2022-05-19). Billionaire Crypto Founder Of FTX Exchange: Bitcoin Has No Future As A Payments Or Scaling Network. moguldom.com Sam Bankman-Fried, the 30-year-old billionaire founder of crypto exchange FTX and one of the most prominent executives in the crypto-sphere, said he believes Bitcoin does not have a future as a payment network. Bitcoin's proof-of-work system, which validates transactions on the world's largest blockchain, is not capable of being scaled up to deal with millions …

Central Coast Rising (2022-05-19). Monterey Rallies for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Beautiful, historic Colton Hall was the setting for an event in Monterey that drew supporters on a day of action that may well go down in history. It was built in 1849 to be a public school and town meeting hall.

Jim Spellman (2022-05-19). See why Asian Americans don't get mental health treatment. america.cgtn.com Behind the culture and traditions, Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the U.S. are struggling with mental health issues. See why they don't go to therapy.

Editor (2022-05-19). DHS 'Disinformation' Board Put on 'Pause' After Backlash. scheerpost.com Washington, DC April 28 : Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during a House Committee on the Judiciary Hearing titled Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security on Capitol Hill on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | By Dave DeCamp / The Biden administration has put plans for a controversial "disinformation" board under the Department of Homeland Security on "pause" after the board's format…

____ (2022-05-19). Chinese premier extends congratulations to new French PM. ecns.cn Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday congratulated Elisabeth Borne on her appointment as French prime minister.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-19). Leader Of Republika Srpska Declares Independence As Soon As Kosovo Joins The UN. southfront.org A soldier of NATO-led peacekeeping force KFOR guards convoy of the road near the village of Leposavic, northern Kosovo, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic | Milorad Dodik, a Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has announced a possible declaration of independence of Republika Srpska. | Sarajevo is concerned about the issue. The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has tried several times to recognize Kosovo, but there are some doubts, because there is a fear of losing 49% of the territory. Republika Srpska also has its own opinion on the matter. | The head of the Serbs of Bosnia…

____ (2022-05-19). China to strengthen multiple supports for small, medium enterprises. ecns.cn China will ramp up multiple policy supports, including cutting costs and increasing funding, to help small and medium-sized companies tide over difficulties, officials told a press conference on Wednesday.

____ (2022-05-19). New ocean research vessel launched in Guangzhou. ecns.cn The world's first intelligent unmanned vehicle carrier — named Zhuhaiyun by Chen Dake, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences — was launched on Wednesday in Guangzhou, Guangdong province.

____ (2022-05-19). Xi highlights sci-tech self-reliance, cultural confidence in letter to scholars returning from overseas. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping has highlighted efforts to build up China's scientific and technological self-reliance and enhance cultural confidence.

____ (2022-05-19). Senior Chinese legislator mourns UAE President at embassy. ecns.cn A senior Chinese legislator on Thursday mourned the passing of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the UAE embassy in China.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-19). Colombia's opposition embarks on anti-election fraud offensive. colombiareports.com Opposition candidate Gustavo Petro has begun an offensive against election fraud in Colombia's Caribbean region. The offensive is led by Miguel Angel del Rio, an attorney who played a key…

____ (2022-05-18). Scientists propose search for nearby habitable planets. ecns.cn Chinese scientists have proposed a space project to survey the sky through a space-borne telescope to hunt for habitable Earth-like planets outside our solar system about 32 light-years from Earth.

____ (2022-05-18). More ancient relics from Sanxingdui ruins unveiled. ecns.cn A "robotic dog" shaped like a bronze mythical creature makes its debut at Yibin Museum, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 18, 2022.

____ (2022-05-19). Booster jab markedly improves COVID-19 vaccine potency: study. ecns.cn A study by Chinese researchers has found that the COVID-19 booster vaccination can markedly reduce the immune escape of the Omicron variant, underscoring the necessity for the eligible population to get a third booster jab to combat the pandemic.

Anonymous669 (2022-05-19). Algeria Has Acquired Chinese Supersonic Anti-Ship Missile. southfront.org A Chinese YJ-12B costal defense system firing. Photo via the Yonhap News Agency. | The Algerian military has reportedly acquired an export version of the Chinese YJ-12B costal defense system armed with CM-302 supersonic anti-ship missiles. | On May 18, a photo showing a TEL [Transporter Erector Launcher] of the system moving in an unspecified part of Algeria surfaced online. | It remains unclear when Algerian acquired the advanced system, or how many were purchased. The Algerian military does not usually disclose any…

____ (2022-05-18). More help on docket for pressured SMEs. ecns.cn Though recent outbreaks of COVID-19 have been pressuring small and medium-sized enterprises, China's economic fundamentals remain unchanged and more efforts will be made to bolster SMEs' ability to cope with short-term difficulties, an official said on Wednesday.

Art Persyko (2022-05-19). Tuesday 5/17: Unmet Needs of SF's Homeless Seniors: What to do? indybay.org us02web.zoom.us/j/85293012012?pwd=V2RYQ2…; Meeting ID: 852 9301 2012; Passcode: 140151 | Phone 1 669 900 9128; Meeting ID: 852 9301 2012; Passcode: 140151…

Staff (2022-05-19). Qatari culture minister visits Tehran Intl. Book Fair. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Heading a high-ranking delegation, the Qatari minister of culture visited Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) on Thursday.

____ (2022-05-19). Zhengzhou-Wanzhou high-speed railway enters trial. ecns.cn The Xiangyang East to Badong section of the Zhengzhou-Chongqing high-speed railway officially entered trial operation recently, marking the countdown to the opening of the whole line.

____ (2022-05-18). Declines in most major air pollutants recorded. ecns.cn China recorded declines in the density of all major air pollutants apart from ozone in the first four months of this year, and forecasts show that the hazardous gas will remain a primary air pollutant in many areas across the country.

____ (2022-05-19). Asian elephant Molly quarantined at Kunming Zoo. ecns.cn Kunming Zoo announced on Wednesday that Asia elephant Molly has undertaken a comprehensive health examination after returning to the zoo on Monday.

Sharon Zhang (2022-05-19). Warren Calls Out Tech Firms for Selling Abortion Clinic Patients' Location Data. truthout.org Fourteen Senate Democrats sent a letter to tech firms Wednesday demanding answers to reports about the collection and sale of location data of people who have visited abortion clinics. | Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) led the lawmakers in writing letters to the two firms, expressing concerns about the data as Roe v. Wade faces being overturned by the Supreme Court. If Roe is struck down,

Abortion is Healthcare (2022-05-19). Signs, Symbols, Costumes at San Francisco Reproductive Justice March. indybay.org San Francisco is a free speech town and San Franciscans are at their finest at a march like the one of May 14.

Kelly Hayes (2022-05-19). Are You Preparing for a Post-"Roe" World? truthout.org "We are in truly dire straits right now. We are overwhelmed. We are overrun," says Robin Marty, Communications Director for the West Alabama Women's Center and author of The New Handbook For a Post-Roe America. In this episode of "Movement Memos," Marty and host Kelly Hayes talk about how people can prepare, personally and politically, for the realities of a post-Roe world. | Music by TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | Kelly Hayes: Welcome to "Mo…

____ (2022-05-18). Chinese FM urges Japan to remove factors disrupting ties. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday called on Japan to remove disturbances that undermine China-Japan relations, and work with China to maintain their hard-won friendship.

____ (2022-05-18). China's tallest tree found in Tibet. ecns.cn A 83.2-meter-high tree has recently been found in Zayu County in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, setting a new record for the tallest tree in China, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Eleanor J. Bader (2022-05-19). End of Free School Meals Will Be Catastrophic for Kids. truthout.org When Congress passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill in March, anti-hunger advocates were stunned that appropriations to ameliorate child hunger worsened by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic were not included. | A month earlier, more than 2000 organizations signed

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-19). Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. at Negro Bar State Historic Park. indybay.org Enslaved and Free, people of African Descent played a profound role in authentic California History. US Army Corp of Topographical Engineers led by John C. Fremont testimony shows the placement of the "African Founding Father of California" and so many "hidden figures" soon valued and preserved at Negro Bar State Historic Park in a good way. Negro Hill, Mormon Island and Negro Bar, Gold Mining Towns on the way to California Statehood, September 9, 1850.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-19). Discover the Historic Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar, Sacramento County, California. indybay.org Since the California Gold Rush Era, the Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar, Sacramento California remains a crown jewel along today's American River Parkway; the debate will preserve or erase all authentic aspects of people of African Descent from California History.

____ (2022-05-19). New airport commissioned in SW China's Sichuan. ecns.cn An Airbus 320 aircraft of Chengdu Airlines landed at the Dazhou Jinya Airport Thursday, marking the launch of the new airport in the mountainous city of Dazhou, southwest China's Sichuan Province.

____ (2022-05-19). China issues guideline on promoting high-quality meteorological development. ecns.cn China's State Council has issued a guideline on fostering the high-quality development of meteorology, vowing to achieve meteorological modernization through the use of smart technologies by 2035.

____ (2022-05-19). Both U.S., China benefit from bilateral commercial ties: U.S. business leader. ecns.cn Both the United States and China were better off for the development and success of bilateral commercial relations over the past few decades, a U.S. business leader said on Wednesday.

4reproductiverights (2022-05-19). Look Who's Marching in Mountain View. indybay.org March starting point was Caltrain Station and ending point was Gateway Park. Time to line the ECR! | Mountain View, CA…

____ (2022-05-19). Panchen Rinpoche attends religious activities in Tibet. ecns.cn Panchen Erdeni Chos-kyi rGyal-po on Wednesday attended religious activities in the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital city of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

Megan Lucas, Romelly Rivera, Zakayya Nichols (2022-05-19). How Foster Care Affects Outcomes in Adulthood. indybay.org This article takes a look at the Foster Care system, and how it can affect life in adulthood.

Anonymous669 (2022-05-19). Turkish Soldier Succumbs To Injuries From Attack Attributed To Syrian Army. southfront.org Syrian Army soldier launches a mortar round toward insurgents on the western rural Aleppo, Syria, during the offensive. Source: SANA | On May 19, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense announced that a Turkish soldier died of injuries he sustained as a result of a recent mortar attack in northern Syria. | In a statement, the ministry identified the soldier as Infantry Specialist Corporal Haydar Senel. Another soldier was injured in the same attack, which targeted a position of the Turkish military located in the out…

____ (2022-05-18). U.S. denies leak on China Eastern crash. ecns.cn The United States National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed with China's civil aviation authority that no investigation information regarding a crashed China Eastern Airline plane was provided to media.

____ (2022-05-19). World's largest span railway flexible steel tunnel shed installed in SW China. ecns.cn The world's largest span railway flexible steel tunnel shed has been installed at the exit of a cliff tunnel of Longhai Railway at the junction of Northwest China's Gansu and Shaanxi provinces.

Fave Photos (2022-05-19). Handmaids and Hangers at Bay Area Bans Off Our Bodies Protests. indybay.org Protesters painted bloody hangers on placards to symbolize the dangerous measures people resorted to in order to terminate pregnancies before Roe. "This is not about abortion" read one sign. Demonstrators know bans on abortion are just the beginning of extremist right wing attempt to take total control.

Gustav Viktor Smigielski, Heinrich Frei (2022-05-19). The Great Reboot and Investing in Death. indybay.org The World Economic Forum (WEF) continues to propagate a highly hierarchized society in which the most powerful actors decide how society should develop – far removed from democratic processes. The class of owners wants to expand its influence through the corporations it owns and make it quasi-legal. The US is now spending $100K per minute on new nuclear weapons!

____ (2022-05-18). Customs in 5 cities to clear cargo for Shanghai. ecns.cn Customs authorities in five major cities in the Yangtze River Delta region-Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Ningbo and Hefei-have adopted mutual recognition of each other's clearance processes for cargo related to companies on Shanghai's white list of businesses that can resume operations.

____ (2022-05-18). Clusters continue to produce infections. ecns.cn The infection clusters in Beijing continue to yield more cases, making up the bulk of the daily caseload.

____ (2022-05-19). China's consumption to recover from epidemic impacts: official. ecns.cn China's consumption is expected to sustain its recovery momentum as the impact of COVID-19 is gradually brought under control and supportive policies take effect, said an official with the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) Thursday.

____ (2022-05-18). Xi eyes greater ties with Netherlands. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages on Wednesday with King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of ambassadorial-level diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Staff (2022-05-19). Explosion reported near Khaliqdad School Mazar-i-Sharif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Local reports and witnesses suggest that an explosion took place near the Khaliqdad School in Mazar-i-Sharif on Thursday morning.

Staff (2022-05-19). US military convoys attacked in Al Diwaniyah, Samawah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Two US military logistics convoys have been targeted in Iraq's Al Diwaniyah and Samawah cities, local sources reported on Thursday.

____ (2022-05-19). Shanghai to reopen public transport on Sunday. ecns.cn Shanghai will progressively resume public transportation services beginning on Sunday as the COVID-19 epidemic situation continues to stabilize, vice-mayor of Shanghai Zhang Wei said at a news briefing on Thursday.

____ (2022-05-18). Shanghai resumes more train services. ecns.cn Shanghai resumed seven train services on Wednesday, bringing the total operational rail lines departing Shanghai to 20.

____ (2022-05-19). U.S. health secretary tests positive for COVID-19 on Germany trip. ecns.cn U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday while visiting Germany, according to a spokesperson.

____ (2022-05-19). Scientists design aerial-aquatic robot, inspired by remora fish. ecns.cn A team of Chinese scientists along with their international counterparts have designed a robotic drone capable of crossing the air-water boundary and hitchhiking on surfaces.

____ (2022-05-18). Exhibitors look forward to CIIE in Nov. ecns.cn As gallant Shanghai fights its way out of the Omicron outbreak, multinational exhibitors at the China International Import Expo have expressed hope they will be able to participate in the fifth edition of the trade fair in November.

____ (2022-05-18). Cities take on Omicron with ramped-up testing. ecns.cn An increasing number of Chinese cities have been performing regular nucleic acid testing among their residents to reinforce the defense against the spread of the Omicron variant.

____ (2022-05-19). WHO alerts as more monkeypox cases reported in Britain. ecns.cn The World Health Organization (WHO) issued an alert Wednesday night warning that more cases of the monkeypox virus could be reported in Britain.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-19). Alabama Congresswomen Sewell Announces National Park Service Success. indybay.org As we prepare to host The World Conference of Mayors, Inc., Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance to San Diego, California the blessed news as we ramp up our National Campaign for Rosa Louise McCauley Parks Day of Observance…

____ (2022-05-18). Biden's daughter tests positive for COVID-19. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden's daughter Ashley Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House said on Wednesday.

____ (2022-05-18). Colorful scenery of 'Dead Sea of China' in Shanxi. ecns.cn Aerial view of colorful salt lake of Yuncheng, world-famous inland salt lake known as "Dead Sea of China", Yuncheng, north China's Shanxi Province.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-19). Imperial computer science and engineering research best in UK: REF 2021. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's Faculty of Engineering is celebrating its research being ranked best in the UK for both computer science and engineering.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-19). Saudi Religious Moderation: The World's Foremost Publisher Of Qur'ans Has Yet To Get The Message. southfront.org

Mayelli Rocha (2022-05-19). Ads and Body Image in Society. indybay.org This article highlights on how ads and society have created an image for women that is considered to be this "perfect image". It also mentions mental health issues that can come with wanting this perfect image.

Staff (2022-05-19). ISIL terrorists attack in Mosul leaves 2 wounded. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Iraqi media reported on Thursday that at least 2 people were injured in an explosion committed by ISIL terrorists in northern Iraq.

____ (2022-05-18). Japan OKs controversial Fukushima water release. ecns.cn Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday approved a widely controversial plan to release Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water into the sea just as International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi arrived in the country to discuss it.

Staff (2022-05-19). Iran's 'domestically manufactured' Simorgh aircraft unveiled. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — The "Simorgh" transport aircraft, built by the specialists of the Iran Aviation Industries Organization was unveiled in the presence of Iran's Minister of Defense in Isfahan province.

Staff (2022-05-19). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Thursday, May 19.

____ (2022-05-19). Shanghai to gradually resume inter-district transport. ecns.cn Shanghai is to gradually reopen public transport from Sunday as the COVID-19 pandemic situation gets better, Deputy Mayor Zhang Wei announced on Thursday.

____ (2022-05-19). Traditional performance staged in Fuzhou. ecns.cn Visitors watch a traditional performance at the Three Lanes and Seven Alleys, a street district featuring a cluster of ancient residential buildings and the largest well-preserved historical district in China, May 18, 2022.

____ (2022-05-19). Discover Chinese treasures at National Museum. ecns.cn On the occasion of International Museum Day 2022, let's pay a visit to the National Museum of China, where exquisite collections reveal the country's fascinating history.

Staff (2022-05-19). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Thursday, May 19.

____ (2022-05-18). Japan told to uphold agreements. ecns.cn Bilateral cooperation between Japan and the United States should not undermine China's sovereignty, security and development interests, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday.

____ (2022-05-18). Chinese envoy urges prioritizing development in Sahel. ecns.cn A Chinese envoy on Wednesday called for prioritizing development in the Sahel region.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-19). The World Conference of Mayors, Johnny Ford leads a Trade Delegation to San Diego. indybay.org Honorable Johnny Ford, Secretary General of The World Conference of Mayors will lead a Delegation to San Diego, California for Africa Unity Week and Collaboration Conference, at the Hilton Bayfront San Diego, California.

Dianne Mathiowetz (2022-05-19). Black detainees targeted at Georgia detention center. workers.org Folkston ICE Detention Center, April 16. Atlanta May 15 — Workers World reported on an April 16 solidarity demonstration that took place across the street from the exercise yard at Folkston ICE Detention Center, operated in Georgia by the for-profit GEO group. (workers.org, April 22) By chance, a number of . . . |

____ (2022-05-19). Removing tariffs on China in fundamental interests of U.S.: MOC. ecns.cn It is in the fundamental interest of U.S. consumers and enterprises that the country removes tariffs on China under the current situation of high inflation, said the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on Thursday.

____ (2022-05-19). China's satellite navigation industry output hits 469b yuan. ecns.cn The total output value of China's satellite navigation and location services industry reached 469 billion yuan (about $69.6 billion) in 2021, up 16.3 percent from the previous year, according to an industry white paper released on Wednesday.

____ (2022-05-19). 1,401 birth anniversary of founder of firecrackers commemorated in Jiangxi. ecns.cn Having a history of fireworks production of more than 1,300 years , Shangli County of Jiangxi is regarded as the birthplace of China's fireworks and crackers.

Anonymous587 (2022-05-19). Shipwreck Of Missile Cruiser Moskva. Estimates Of Naval Military Analysts. southfront.org Moment of sinking Moskva | The flagship of the Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet, the missile cruiser Moskva, sank on April 14, 2022. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the cruiser sank as a result of a fire, which in turn led to the detonation of ammunition; the causes of the fire are not named. However, pictures from the crash site show that the real reasons for the sinking are still unknown for sure. | Many military experts are inclined to the opinion that the true cause is most probably the missile strike of Apr…

____ (2022-05-18). NDRC to step up push for building national unified market. ecns.cn China's accelerated push for building a national unified market will create broader development space for all players, including foreign businesses, signaling a key step to deepen market-oriented reforms and foster high-quality development.

Staff (2022-05-19). Raeisi stresses using capacities to boost Tehran-Cuba coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Tehran-Havana relations are strategic, president Raeisi said, calling for developing cooperation between Iran and Cuba in all fields by using the numerous capacities and potential of the two countries.

Editor (2022-05-19). No More Bystanders in the Post-Roe Era. scheerpost.com Women's March in Washington demanding continued access to abortion after the ban on most abortions in Texas, and looming threat to Roe v Wade in upcoming Supreme Court. | By Robert Lipsyte / For years now, people have told desperate, heart-breaking stories about what it was like to search for an abortion in the days before Roe v. Wade. These were invariably narratives of women in crisis. They…

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-19). Colombia's far-right trying to postpone presidential elections. colombiareports.com The far-right party of Colombia's President Ivan Duque wants to postpone the May 29 presidential elections. The Democratic Center party and its main ally, the Conservative Party, proposed to postpone…

____ (2022-05-18). Xi urges global governance reforms. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping called on Wednesday for reforms of the global governance system guided by the principle of fairness and justice, reiterating that China's resolve to open up at a high standard remains unchanged.

____ (2022-05-18). Domestic antiviral drug promising. ecns.cn A Chinese drug for treating patients infected by the Omicron variant has shown good results in terms of drug safety, tolerability and effectiveness in reducing viral shedding, or the amount of time that infected cells release reproduced viruses.

Anti Police-Terror Project & CRC (2022-05-19). Wednesday 5/18: Solidarity With Buffalo from Oakland, California – A Vigil & Healing Circle. indybay.org Oscar Grant Plaza, outside of Oakland City Hall, Oakland CA, 94642…

Haymarket Books (2022-05-19). Wednesday 5/25: Community as Rebellion: Surviving Academia as a Woman of Color. indybay.org Online event – FREE…

____ (2022-05-18). 5 million shared bikes using Beidou-based chips. ecns.cn More than 5 million shared bikes on the Chinese mainland are using positioning and navigation services enabled by the country's Beidou Navigation Satellite System, according to an industry insider.

Staff (2022-05-19). Iran, Azerbaijan discuss boosting economic ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — The Iranian Foreign Minister and the Azerbaijan First Deputy Prime Minister called for boosting Tehran-Baku economic ties, especially in the energy and transportation sectors.

____ (2022-05-18). Chinese FM criticizes U.S. false claims. ecns.cn The United States should stop using the World Health Assembly to hype Taiwan-related issues, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin on Wednesday.

____ (2022-05-19). China, Cuba enjoy excellent bilateral relations: Chinese ambassador. ecns.cn China and Cuba enjoy excellent bilateral relations in keeping with the historic links that unite the two nations, Chinese Ambassador to Cuba Ma Hui said Wednesday.

emptycaitlin Grady, Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental Engineering, Research Associate In the Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State (2022-05-19). Hydropower's future is clouded by droughts, floods and climate change — it's also essential to the US electric grid. Caitlin Grady, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State

emptymalia Jones, Scientist In Health Geography, University of Wisconsin-madison (2022-05-19). It's impossible to determine your personal COVID-19 risks and frustrating to try — but you can still take action. Malia Jones, Scientist in Health Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison

emptymatt Kasson, Associate Professor of Mycology, Plant Pathology, West Virginia University (2022-05-19). Beyond flora and fauna: Why it's time to include fungi in global conservation goals. Matt Kasson, Associate Professor of Mycology and Plant Pathology, West Virginia University

emptyandy Weiss, Postdoctoral Fellow In Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, Vanderbilt University (2022-05-19). Zinc is a metal essential to life — scientists have discovered a protein that helps keep cells alive when zinc levels are low. Andy Weiss, Postdoctoral Fellow in Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University

emptyronald Suny, Professor of History, Political Science, University of Michigan (2022-05-19). Why Turkey isn't on board with Finland, Sweden joining NATO — and why that matters. Ronald Suny, Professor of History and Political Science, University of Michigan

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