Daily Archives: May 25, 2022

2022-05-25: News Headlines

____ (2022-05-25). French media documents war crimes by NATO-backed Ukrainian neo-Nazi militias. wsws.org These revelations expose the criminal character of the US-NATO war on Russia and the establishment parties' pro-war propaganda.

Tanya Wadhwa (2022-05-25). Colombian presidential elections will change the course of the country. peoplesdispatch.org Ahead of the presidential elections in Colombia on May 29, we spoke to Carlos Ramírez of the Congreso de los Pueblos, to understand what the victory of Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez means for the social and popular movements in the country…

____ (2022-05-25). US Supreme Court denies federal appeal of Arizona death penalty cases on grounds of ineffective counsel. wsws.org Overturning lower court rulings, the Supreme Court severely restricted the ability of felons convicted in state court to appeal to the federal courts on the grounds of ineffective counsel and present exculpatory evidence.

Sandipan Talukdar (2022-05-25). Voyager images keep scientists confused. peoplesdispatch.org Voyager currently is at a distance of 14.5 billion miles (23.3 billion kilometers) away from Earth and seems to operate properly except that the spacecraft is now unable to locate its position in space…


Kevin Mwanza (2022-05-25). Who Is Do Kwon? The Man Who Broke Crypto With $40B Unstablecoin Crash. moguldom.com Do Kwon may have attended Stanford University but the founder and CEO of Terraform Labs is better known among crypto investors as the trash-talking crypto bro who caused a $40 billion market crash. Kwon is listed as a top investor in 17 tech firms. His company, Terraform Labs, created one of the largest stablecoins, TerraUSD …

____ (2022-05-25). Who is responsible for starvation and rising food prices? wsws.org The feigned concern of the capitalist class over mass starvation is criminal hypocrisy in the first degree. The reality is that the architects of the US-NATO proxy war against Russia are prepared to sacrifice the lives of billions of working people—both through hunger and nuclear catastrophe.

Editor (2022-05-25). The influence of neofascist and other Nationalist groups in Maidan Ukraine. mronline.org Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a goal of his war in Ukraine the 'denazification' of the country.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-25). Ukraine: NATO Recruiting Violent Extremists to Fight Russia. libya360.wordpress.com Paul Antonopoulos With the Western media apparatus bombarding audiences with a narrative that a liberal Ukraine is struggling against an authoritarian Russia to preserve its democracy, Far-Right ultra-nationalist forces, including neo-Nazi battalions, have been normalized and lionized to the point that thousands of foreigners have flooded into a warzone to fight. Many of these foreigners…

Ramzy Baroud (2022-05-25). Long Marginalized, the Right of Return is Once Again a Palestinian Priority. mintpressnews.com Palestinian people are, once again, unifying around the Nakba anniversary, insisting on the Right of Return for the seven million refugees in Palestine and the diaspora.

_____ (2022-05-25). Mayans call for International Action to Halt Violations of their Cultural, Spiritual and Religious Rights. popularresistance.org The Mayan Council Chilam B'alam of the K'iches, the Mayan Council Komon Ajq'ijab', the National Coordinator of the Territories of Life Network (Coordinadora Nacional Red Territories de Vida), the National Ajq'ijab' Council "Oxlajuj Ajpop," and the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC), inform the national and international communities that on May 4th, 2022 they presented a communication requesting urgent action by the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and…

_____ (2022-05-25). Newly-organized mental health workers at 3 Minneapolis hospitals set to strike Tuesday. popularresistance.org On Tuesday May 24, over 500 mental health workers will walk off the jobs at three hospitals in the Minneapolis metro area. The striking groups include mental health coordinators and psych techs, along with other job classes that perform mental health work. All three of the groups have organized and joined SEIU Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa (SEIU HCMNIA) in the last eight months and are fighting for their first contract. They work at Allina Health's Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Allina Health's Unity Hospital in the Twin Cities suburb of Fridley, and MHealth Fairview Riverside Hospital in Minneapoli…

Pepe Escobar (2022-05-25). Russia Rewrites the Art of Hybrid War. orinocotribune.com By Pepe Escobar — May 20, 2022 | The ironclad fictional "narrative" imposed all across NATOstan is that Ukraine is "winning". | So why would weapons peddler retrofitted as Pentagon head Lloyd "Raytheon" Austin literally beg since late February to have his phone calls answered by Russian Defense Minister Shoigu, only to have his wish finally granted? | It's now confirmed by one of my top intel sources. The call was a direct consequence of panic. The United States Government (USG) by all means wants to scotch the detailed Russian investigation—and accumulation of evidence—on the US bioweapon labs…

Kevin Mwanza (2022-05-25). Monkeypox Bioweapon: Conspiracy Theorists Link Outbreak In Europe To Fire At Russian Smallpox Lab In The '90s. moguldom.com Conspiracy theorists have linked the outbreak of monkeypox in Europe and NATO countries that are not endemic for the virus to an accidental leak in Russia caused by a fire at an alleged smallpox lab in the 1990s. A 20-year-old report by UPI suggested that Russia was experimenting with monkeypox, a close but less severe …

Staff (2022-05-25). Asianization of NATO: China, Russia react to Biden visit. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Global TimesMay 25, 2022 Tensions escalate in Korean Peninsula as QUAD summit shakes Asian stability The US and South Korea jointly fired two missiles on Wednesday in response to North Korea's reported launch of three missiles, marking a further escalation of the Korean Peninsula situation as US President Joe Biden concluded his Asia trip to …

Staff (2022-05-25). Georgia: another NATO proxy cyber warfare outpost. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Agenda.geMay 24, 2022 Georgian Cyber Security Bureau, NATO representatives discuss challenges in Georgian cyberspace Representatives of the Cyber Security Bureau of Georgia's Ministry of Defence, the country's National Security Council and the Digital Governance Agency have informed NATO representatives about the current challenges in Georgian cyberspace and ways of combating them, the Ministry said on …

Staff (2022-05-25). Ukraine model: NATO chief vows to defend Bosnia's sovereignty, integrity. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOMay 25, 2022 Joint press conference by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the Chair of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina ≈ efik D≈æaferoviƒá Welcome to NATO Headquarters, it's great to see you here. And it is really a pleasure to welcome you because Bosnia and Herzegovina is a valued partner for NATO. We strongly …

Staff (2022-05-25). New invasion of Syria: Turkish diktat to NATO — and the world. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Daily SabahMay 25, 2022 Turkey's new Syria operation: A message to NATO President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signaled the launch of a new…operation on northern Syria on May 23, to resume efforts to create a 30-kilometer (18.6-mile) wide…zone south of its border…. *** Erdogan's announcement comes at a time when Turkey has been at the center …

____ (2022-05-25). Turkey denounces Greece as tensions mount in NATO over war with Russia. wsws.org As NATO escalates its war on Russia, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounced the increasingly close ties between Athens and Washington.

____ (2022-05-25). Sri Lankan SEP holds its Third National Congress. wsws.org SEP congress was held under extraordinary political conditions in Sri Lanka, amid an immense global crisis of capitalism, intensified by the pandemic, the US-NATO proxy war against Russia and the international upsurge of the class struggle.

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

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

_____ (2022-05-25). Flag Abuse And Other Bits On Ukraine. popularresistance.org The Pentagon reports about the continuing efforts to sell new U.S. weapons to those nations which discard their old ones in Ukraine. To express the seriousness of the situation in Ukraine the Pentagon decided to hoist Ukraine's blue-above-yellow flag upside down. Hanging a flag upside down is a sign of either dire distress or cultural ignorance. Given that this was a Pentagon event the later is the more likely to be the case. The Baltic nutters have a another great and of course completely impractical idea.

Editor (2022-05-25). Biden's trip to Asia prepares for military confrontation with China. mronline.org Even as his administration is ramping up its proxy war with Russia in Ukraine, President Biden is on his first visit to Asia, colluding with major allies and strategic partners to step up the U.S.-led confrontation with China, to economically weaken it and prepare for war.

Ann Brown (2022-05-25). As America Flirts With Bigger War Over Ukraine And Economic Downtown, Biden Says He'd Defend Taiwan. moguldom.com Move over the war in Ukraine. Forget about the current economic downturn in the U.S. President Joe Biden seems to want to take on a fight with China over Taiwan. On May 23, Biden pledged to defend Taiwan if it faced an attack from neighboring China. Moving away from a policy of "strategic ambiguity," the …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-25). Western Attempts to Blame Russia for Global Food Crisis Ignores Ukraine's Culpability. libya360.wordpress.com Paul Antonopoulos With the globe potentially on the brink of a food crisis caused by the lack of wheat exports from Ukraine, the West is attempting to blame Russia for this situation whilst ignoring Kiev's culpability. Frustratingly for the West though, it is Russia that holds the key in ensuring that the world is not…

Staff (2022-05-25). Japan ratchets up rhetoric against Russia, China re air patrols, Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kyodo News AgencyMay 25, 2022 Japan conveys grave concern over China-Russia bomber flight Japan has conveyed "grave concern" to China and Russia over a flight of strategic bombers during a Quad summit held in Tokyo, the government said Wednesday. Six Chinese and Russian strategic bombers flew over the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea …

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

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

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

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

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

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

HERB (2022-05-25). Moveable Feast Cafe 2022/05/25 … Open Thread. thesaker.is 2022/05/25 11: 00: 01Welcome to the 'Moveable Feast Cafe'. The 'Moveable Feast' is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of…

Editor (2022-05-25). Richard Silverstein: Yossi Cohen Sex Diaries. scheerpost.com Yossi Cohen (photo credit: REUTERS) | By Richard Silverstein / A trusted Israeli source shared a bombshell file consisting of 184 pages of text messages between Yossi Cohen, then-Mossad chief and a former Orthodox Jew, and his mistress,

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

Staff (2022-05-25). 25 May, Montreal: Demonstration to free Palestinian hunger strikers. samidoun.net Wednesday, 25 May 6: 30 pm Guy Concordia and Maisonneuve Montreal, Quebec Info: www.instagram.com/p/Cd6NjwtOXnm/ Join the Palestinian Youth Movement in Montreal in demanding the immediate release and freedom of Palestinian political prisoners who are under administrative detention — Khalil Awawdeh and Raed Rayyan. Refusing to comply to Zionists' attempts to silence and repress, Awawdeh has been …

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

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

Staff (2022-05-25). The Liberation of Khiam, the Liberation of South Lebanon: Memories and struggle continue! samidoun.net On the 22nd anniversary of the Lebanese Resistance's liberation of the south of Lebanon from 22 years of Israeli occupation, we are republishing our report on the liberation of Khiam prison, the infamous site of torture of Lebanese strugglers for liberation. Khiam was liberated two days before the complete liberation of South Lebanon (excepting the …

_____ (2022-05-25). 1.5 degrees Paris climate target not 'safe or appropriate' given climate tipping point risks, 'major rethink' required: new report — Resilience. popularresistance.org Climate Dominoes: Tipping Point Risks for Critical Climate Systems outlines the scientific evidence that critical climate tipping points are already being reached in Antarctica, the Arctic, Greenland Ice Sheet, the Amazon rainforest and for coral reefs. | According to the report, West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier could lose its eastern ice shelf in the next five years and has passed a tipping point for abrupt change, likely triggering a cascade of similar events in the region. The Arctic is warming at four times the planetary average and has passed a tipping point for rapid, system-level change, including on the…

_____ (2022-05-25). African Liberation Day: Imamu Amiri Baraka, 1972. popularresistance.org Should African Liberation Day be a day of celebration or mourning? Since the first African Liberation Day celebrations were held in Washington, Toronto, and Washington, DC., May 27, 1972, most of the African continent broke from colonial rule and became politically independent. But the enemies of African people launched a counter revolutionary war against self-determination immediately after independence. African sovereignty came under attack from a vindictive neocolonialism that would later be intensified by neoliberalism. This neocolonialism would not be successful, however, if not also for the actions of a ver…

_____ (2022-05-25). Europe is at a crossroads of and the aspirations of the people. popularresistance.org "Neither war that destroys us, nor peace that oppresses us": This historic anti-war slogan of the Spanish feminist movement holds one of the fundamental keys to building a horizon of peace. It claims that peace is not just a ceasefire, nor is it surrender to or silence before those who impose their wars on others. Rather, peace is the building of a foundation for fostering relations based on mutual respect and cooperation. | Such an idea is neither naàØve nor impossible. Where there's a will, there's a way.

_____ (2022-05-25). If Banks Want to Be Seen as Climate-Friendly, They Need to Exit Fossil Fuels. popularresistance.org Climate finance campaigns have been gaining momentum for years, with nationwide street protests, bank branch occupations and civil disobedience actions at bank headquarters becoming social media staples. But the movement is now entering a new phase of finance campaigning. Fossil finance campaigners are engaging directly with companies, working to organize employees, rallying customers to engage with their banks and disrupting banks' recruitment efforts. | This spring, socially responsible investors with ties to the climate movement filed shareholder resolutions at the six largest U.S. banks‚Äâ[md…

_____ (2022-05-25). Penetrating the Blue Wall. popularresistance.org Like many Americans, especially those on the political left, I have a distrust of the police. I've had several negative experiences that have left me jaded, including one in which I am the plaintiff in a federal lawsuit. My brain defaults to thinking the worst of the men and women in blue. That's often unfair, and it's something that I'm trying to overcome. One thing I realized very recently was that, as in any other vocation, there are some police officers who are born whistleblowers. Like any others, they revealed the truth when they were witness to waste, fraud, abuse, illegality, or threats to the public heal…

_____ (2022-05-25). There's Still Hope For Julian Assange In His Battle To Avoid US Trial. popularresistance.org Home secretary Priti Patel will decide before the end of May whether to recommend Julian Assange's extradition to the US. The WikiLeaks founder is accused of 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act and one of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion. | Patel's recommendation will have implications for journalists everywhere, not just in the UK or US. But her recommendation is not necessarily the end of the matter. Because Assange's lawyers can still apply to appeal earlier court rulings.

Natalia Marques (2022-05-25). Two years since George Floyd's death, has anything changed in the US? peoplesdispatch.org The gains and setbacks in the movement for Black lives prove how racism is woven deeply into the fabric of capitalism and US society…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-25). Extreme heat takes over South Asia. peoplesdispatch.org Over the past few months, South Asia experienced a heat wave which may the most severe in a century. We talk to D. Raghunandan of the Delhi Science Forum on the impact of the heat waves, the possible reasons and what can be done about it.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-25). Will Chile get a new constitution? peoplesdispatch.org The constitutional convention of Chile has finalized the draft of a new constitution that will soon be voted on in a national referendum. If approved, the new constitution will replace the current, neo-liberal, pro-free-market constitution. The referendum is going to be held on September 4, in which all citizens aged 18 and above must vote.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-25). Israeli forces kill Palestinian teenager, injure 80 others in violent raids in Nablus. peoplesdispatch.org Israeli forces have already killed 57 Palestinians including 12 children this year as violence and brutality against Palestinians continues across the occupied West Bank…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2022-05-25). Health workers in Uganda strike over pay disparities and unkept promises. peoplesdispatch.org A strike by allied health workers in Uganda has led nurses and physicians to announce industrial action too in case the government fails to live up to its promises of increasing salaries…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-25). Wars and conflicts forced over 100 million people to leave their homes globally. peoplesdispatch.org According to the UNHRC, due to the rise in wars and violence globally, the number of people forcibly displaced has more than doubled since 2012. The numbers are almost equally divided between those internally displaced and refugees…

John Ross (2022-05-25). The US unilateral sanctions against Russia will produce a global food disaster. peoplesdispatch.org As the US and the G7 deny the negative effect of sanctions against Russia, they damage the world's capability of avoiding a global food disaster…

Ana Perdigón (2022-05-25). Panama Joins Appeal for Inclusive Summit of the Americas. orinocotribune.com The Foreign Minister of Panama, Erika Mouynes, stated that Panama hopes there will be a broad and inclusive meeting with all the countries of the American continents at the Summit of the Americas. | During an interview offered to EFE news agency, Mouynes advocated for the Summit of the Americas to continue the tradition of inviting high-level representatives from of all the countries of the continents, like the one that took place at the summit held in her country in 2015. | She recalled that when Panama was the venue for the summit, 35 countries participated, including Cuba, which attended this meeting for the f…

Editor2 (2022-05-25). Human Rights Activist Deported from Colombia in Runup to High Stakes Election. orinocotribune.com By Task Force on the Americas &#1 ; May 24. 2022 | While enroute to observe the presidential elections in Colombia, Teri Mattson was denied entry by Colombian authorities and had her passport seized. After arriving at 6: 55 am on May 22, she was forced to spend the day and the night at the Bogotá Airport before being deported the following morning and flown out of the country. | Although Mattson resides in Mexico and first flown there, her tribulations did not end there. She was then held in Mexico without passport or phone while immigration waited for the first available flight to the US, because she is a US citi…

Editor2 (2022-05-25). Revolutionary Journalism (Interview). orinocotribune.com What is the role of journalism in revolutionary change? Spring Magazine spoke with Hossam El-Hamalawy—a journalist, photographer, and member of the Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists—about revolutionary journalism, the role of social media, and prospects for socialism in the 21st century. | Traditional media, including on the left, is often based on small numbers of journalists producing content for everyone else. But you've argued that for socialist media, "Correspondence with the site is not a luxury or only the responsibility of the small number of comrades who run the site, but should continue to b…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-05-25). Chevron's Return to Venezuela — Probable Terms of License Renewal (Reuters). orinocotribune.com Although the terms and conditions of the renewal of operations of US oil company Chevron in Venezuela are not clear, there have been advances regarding authorization by the Joe Biden administration. | The US Treasury Department is preparing the license renewal for Chevron's crude oil extraction in Venezuela. However, according to information from Reuters, the firm may not be getting the "extended terms it was looking for." | Reuters also disclosed that, in March, Chevron had requested US President Biden to allow an expansion of its operations in Venezuela, in joint ventures with Venezuelan state company Petról…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-05-25). Venezuela: Buildup to Extreme Right Opposition Primaries (2024 Presidential Elections). orinocotribune.com Venezuelan extreme right wing opposition continues in its preparations ahead of primary elections that will decide who their single candidate will be for the presidential elections of 2024. The Democratic Unitary Platform (PUEDE) coalition has formally announced a campaign to launch a nationwide consultation regarding its presidential primaries. | Omar Barboza, executive secretary of the coalition, informed that a first meeting was held on Monday, May 23, with the participation of six commissions that are in charge of designing the itinerary for the consultation. | La ahora plataforma unitaria, otrora MUD, dice q…

Staff (2022-05-25). Iran to Renovate Venezuela's Largest Refining Complex. orinocotribune.com Iran has begun preparations to revamp the Paraguaná Refinery, the largest of its kind in Venezuela and in the whole world. | Tehran and Caracas, which have both been targets of unilateral sanctions of the US, are negotiating a contract to renovate the Paraguaná Refining Complex, located in the state of Falcón, in northern Venezuela. | According to sources quoted in an article by

Staff (2022-05-25). Venezuela Condemns Terrorist Attacks on Gurí Dam & Refineries. orinocotribune.com On Monday, May 23, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, condemned terrorist attacks that targeted Venezuela's refinery complexes and Gurí hydroelectric plant. | "The Paraguaná refining complex suffered a terrorist attack," President Maduro said. "On Saturday night the El Palito Refinery also received an attack on the electrical system—also a terrorist attack." The statement was issued during a meeting at Miraflores Palace, the seat of the presidency, with the national leadership of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), government authorities, governors and mayors. | President Maduro warn…

Editor (2022-05-25). A history of Naked Imperialism continues as Biden approves Somalia redeployment. mronline.org Biden has reversed Donald Trump's withdrawal of U.S. forces from Somalia and will redeploy Special Operations Forces. It is just the latest move in a long history of destructive U.S.-UK meddling in the Horn of Africa. Almost as soon as the administration of President Joseph Biden announced a redeployment of U.S. Special Operations Forces to …

Editor (2022-05-25). Abortion in Cuba vs U.S. shows which country is truly democratic. mronline.org In Cuba, abortion and all healthcare is free, and enshrined in a constitution democratically voted on by the people. In the US, nine unelected, life-long judges control society based on a 1787 constitution written by slaveowners.

Ann Brown (2022-05-25). Biden To Sign Executive Order For Police Accountability On Anniversary Of George Floyd's Death: 3 Things To Know. moguldom.com Two years have passed since the Minneapolis police killed George Floyd while he was in their custody on May 25, 2020, and a year has passed since the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act has been stalled. President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order today, May 25, 2022, to reform federal law enforcement. Under …

Dana Sanchez (2022-05-25). Buy Now, Pay Later Company Klarna Announces Layoffs: What BNPL Can Tell Us About Risk Of Recession. moguldom.com Buy now, pay later services exploded in popularity during the coronavirus pandemic and online shoppers have grown accustomed to using installment payments, not just for big-ticket items, but for less expensive, everyday items such as clothes and cleaning supplies. This type of debt can be risky, not only for consumers but for the companies catering …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-25). Ex-Wu-Tang Studio Worker Spent 23 Years In Pen, Now Getting $7M For Wrongful Prosecution. moguldom.com A former Wu-Tang studio worker will receive a $7 million dollar settlement from the city of Staten Island after serving 23 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Grant Williams, 51, was convicted of the 1996 murder of 20-year-old Shdell Lewis despite police having no confession, forensic or video evidence linking him to …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-25). Relations Between Russia and Algeria are Developing Rapidly. libya360.wordpress.com Vladimir OdintsovUnlike Europe, Russia did not leave a colonial imprint on the Arab world. Moreover, it was Moscow that in the previous century was actively involved in decolonization, in freeing many Arab states from their previous political and economic dependence on the West, in creating their own economies and policies independent of Europe. Russian-Arab cooperation…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-25). Socialism, the Market and the Bolivarian Revolution. libya360.wordpress.com Jesús Faría The role of the market has long been debated throughout the economic development of human society. In simple terms, the market can be defined as the space where suppliers and demanders of a product meet, from which (and considering the characteristics of supply and demand) the price of the product is established and,…

Olivia Katbi (2022-05-25). How unions are backing BDS. electronicintifada.net Major labor federations, teachers call on Oregon to divest funds from Israeli spyware corporation.

Dean Baker (2022-05-25). The Impediment to Productivity Growth: Waste that Makes Some People Rich. cepr.net The New York Times ran a piece discussing why innovations in cloud computing and artificial technology have not led to more rapid increases in productivity. It raises a number of possibilities, but leaves out an obvious one, increasing waste associated with rent-seeking. We clearly see an increase in waste associated with rent-seeking, the only question …

Staff (2022-05-25). Turkish drone king, Erdogan son-in-law, flies MiG over Azerbaijan's capital. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Trend News AgencyMay 25, 2022 CTO of Turkey's Baykar Technology flies over Baku on MiG-29 fighter Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Turkey's Baykar Technology Selcuk Bayraktar, who is on a visit to Azerbaijan to attend the TEKNOFEST International Aviation, Space and Technology Festival, has flown the MiG-29 fighter of the Azerbaijani Air Force over Baku, …

Staff (2022-05-25). U.S. ambassador, Albright protégé, places Serbia in U.S. gunsights. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com B92May 25, 2022 New American threat — there is no place for Serbia's balanced approach This policy of balance will be the backbone of the new Serbian government, the formation of which will follow in the coming months, although especially from the western centers of power come covert but also open blackmail that our investments …

____ (2022-05-25). UK rail workers vote overwhelmingly for strike action. wsws.org Despite an unambiguous strike vote by rail workers—the biggest since the railways were privatised in 1994—the RMT union has once again handed the political initiative to the government, appealing for negotiations.

____ (2022-05-25). Persecution continues of UK mum Sarah Paxman for stand against COVID-infested schools. wsws.org Sarah is charged with "failure to ensure regular school attendance" of her son, Stanley. This carries a fine of up to £2, 0 and a possible three-month prison sentence.

____ (2022-05-25). North Sea oil and gas rig workers end wildcat strike as Unite lines up with employers. wsws.org Wildcat action across 16 platforms in the North Sea last week developed entirely outside of the trade unions, Unite, the GMB and the RMT.

____ (2022-05-25). Arconic workers denounce United Steelworkers contract proposal. wsws.org Aluminum workers continue to denounce the USW's proposed contract, which would result in a huge loss in real wages over four years.

____ (2022-05-25). Trump headlines fascist CPAC Hungary conference. wsws.org The turn of substantial sections of the ruling elites internationally to fascism was expressed in the appearance of fascistic politicians and media figures from around the world.

____ (2022-05-25). With new COVID-19 outbreak in Latin America, governments let virus rip. wsws.org The policy of letting the virus spread through the region's most populous countries threatens a new devastating wave of deaths in Latin America.

____ (2022-05-25). 19 children, two adults killed in Texas elementary school shooting. wsws.org The shooting in Uvalde, Texas was the 30th shooting at a K-12 school so far this year in the US and the deadliest since the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

____ (2022-05-25). Striking Wisconsin CNH workers speak from the picket line: "What I make is not a livable wage in this day and age" wsws.org While workers continue to voice their determinations for a $10 raise, COLA, pensions and more, the UAW is working to keep the strike isolated and is starving workers on just $275 a week.

____ (2022-05-25). Australian election: Workers and youth speak out over rising inflation, war dangers and COVID-19. wsws.org "The unity of the working class is a must. There's power in numbers and it's better to be backed up by different people and groups that all want the same thing. That's where we get our real power" — Jorella, a Sydney railway worker.

____ (2022-05-25). Biden, port officials and the ILWU close ranks as West Coast dock contract expiration looms. wsws.org Since last year, the Biden White House has been working behind-the-scenes with the ILWU union and the ports to ensure the ports remain open and dockworkers are on the job, with or without a contract.

____ (2022-05-25). UAW claims ratification of sellout contract at Detroit Diesel. wsws.org While many workers recognized that the agreement negotiated by the UAW was merely a repackaged version of the contract they previously rejected, workers had no confidence that the union could be pressured to fight for them.

____ (2022-05-25). Russian economic problems continue, despite ruble rebound. wsws.org The strong ruble, which is now worth more than it has been in the last four years, is threatening the country's exports and increasing the size of the federal budget deficit.

____ (2022-05-25). Ontario unions hail NDP for putting "working people first"—Who do they think they're kidding? wsws.org The OFL's support for the pro-austerity, pro-war NDP is the political expression of its systematic suppression of the class struggle, imposition of concession-filled contracts and policing of the ruling class' profits-before-lives pandemic policy.

____ (2022-05-25). Family of man killed on Boston transit demands answers: "The MBTA slaughtered my uncle" wsws.org Robinson Lalin's death is one of a series of accidents on the MBTA in the recent period exposing the unsafe and potentially deadly conditions riders confront on the transit system, which includes rapid transit, buses, commuter rail and ferry service.

____ (2022-05-25). Germany: Vote "NO" to the sell-out contract in education and social services! wsws.org The agreement is not worth the paper it is written on. It can only be described as a sellout of the struggle that thousands have been waging since the beginning of March for improvements in the working conditions in the social work and education professions.

____ (2022-05-25). Russian DJ and performer Nina Kraviz banned from three music festivals. wsws.org The various festival organizers, no doubt under pressure from governments at different levels and Ukrainian nationalist forces, are allowing themselves to become instruments for the whipping up of anti-Russian chauvinism and hatred.

____ (2022-05-25). "I believe she is being sacrificed": Growing outrage over charges against nurse Michelle Heughins in the tragic death of John Neville. wsws.org On the heels of the RaDonda Vaught conviction, nurses are speaking out in opposition to the scapegoating of another nurse, Michelle Heughins, who has been unjustly charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of John Neville.

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-05-25). Bombshell: Sixty Years After Her Death, New Evidence Suggests Marilyn Monroe Was Murdered by Bobby Kennedy and LAPD Covered Up Murder. covertactionmagazine.com Loose-lipped pillow talk may have sealed the fate of the sex goddess who had affairs with both Bobby and John …

Rachel Hu, Chris Garaffa (2022-05-25). CovertAction Bulletin Podcast: International Solidarity Threatens Biden's Summit of the Americas. covertactionmagazine.com On today's episode, we are joined by Claudia de la Cruz of the People's Forum in New York City to discuss developments around President Biden's Summit of the Americas. Scheduled for June 6-10 in Los Angeles, the legitimacy of the gathering and the role of the U.S. in Central & South American is being severely threatened by announcements from Mexico, Bolivia, Honduras, Antigua and Barbuda that they will not attend if the governments of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua are not invited.

Fight Back (2022-05-25). Entrevista con el maestro chicano injustamente despedido Tim Hernández por Ryan Stitzel. fightbacknews.org °Lucha y Resiste! entrevista a Tim Hernández, un maestro chicano en Denver que fue recientemente despedido de su puesto en North High School alegando que es "divisivo". Los estudiantes y miembros de la comunidad dicen que Hernández fue despedido porque no tiene miedo de tomar una posición para sus estudiantes y su comunidad. La entrevista tuvo lugar fuera de una reunión de la Junta de Educación de las Escuelas Públicas de Denver, donde los partidarios de Hernández se reunieron para exigir su reincorporación. Hernández, sin embargo, fue prohibido entrar en la reunión. | °Lucha y Resiste!: øPor qué…

Contributing Writers (2022-05-25). Critical Care Nurse Discusses COVID Data Fraud. marktaliano.net READ MORE: Critical Care Nurse Takes a Stand Against COVID Crimes &#1 ; Mark Taliano Grand Jury Day 3 &#1 ; PCR Test Fraud/ PCR Tests used globally not fit for purpose. Drosden Protocols Fraudulent. &#1 ; Mark Taliano The COVID Operation tests are not suited for diagnostic purposes./ By Dr. Andrew Kaufman and Dr. Thomas Cowan &#1 ; …

Jason Ditz (2022-05-25). Israel Claims Iran Used IAEA Documents to Cover Up Activity. news.antiwar.com A new Having access to the documents would be an advantage, giving them insight in what the IAEA knew and what they wanted to know. The Israelis are claiming Iran used this to facilitate cover-…

Editorial La Jornada (2022-05-25). Colombia: Peligro y esperanza. globalizacion.ca Con el comienzo ayer de la votación para ciudadanos en el extranjero, empezó en Colombia la elección presidencial que tendrá su jornada central el domingo. Conforme se acerca ese momento, crecen los temores a una reacción desesperada de la oligarquía…

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-25). Biden Made Final Decision to Keep IRGC on Terrorist Blacklist. news.antiwar.com President Biden has made a final decision to keep Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) designated as a "foreign terrorist organization," Politico reported Tuesday, citing an unnamed Western official. The decision means a revival of the Iran nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, is unlikely. The terrorist blacklist is a sweeping designation that means any …

Staff (2022-05-25). Atletismo cubano: Vallista Greisys Robles gana su segunda carrera en Europa. cubadebate.cu Un primer lugar y dos segundos es el saldo del atletismo cubano en el meeting internacional de Huelva, un evento donde nuevamente brilló la vallista corta Greisys Robles con otra buena actuación en suelo español. La campeona de los I Juegos Panamericanos Junior detuvo los relojes en 13.03s, el segundo tiempo más rápido de su carrera.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-25). Mayo Clinic Minute: Men need to take melanoma seriously. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. It develops in the cells that produce the pigment in your skin that gives it color. It most often occurs on skin that is exposed to the sun, but can develop in your eyes and, rarely, inside your body, including in your nose and throat. May is Melanoma Awareness Month, and for men, it's especially important. Researchers say men are more likely to die from melanoma…

Staff (2022-05-25). Gobierno de Rusia responderá con "medidas adecuadas" a confiscación de activos. cubadebate.cu El Gobierno ruso responderá de manera adecuada en caso de que otros países confisquen sus activos o los de sus ciudadanos, aseguró hoy la portavoz de la Cancillería local, María Zajárova. La funcionaria señaló que Moscú considera tales actos ilegítimos y violatorios de todos los principios y normas del derecho internacional.

Jason Ditz (2022-05-25). Five Turkish Soldiers Killed in Fighting With PKK in Northern Iraq. news.antiwar.com This brings the overall number of Turkish soldiers killed in the latest Iraq offensive to 17. Turkey has claimed "dozens" of PKK were also killed, but exact figures are impossible to verify. | This offensive is just the latest of several Turkish offensives…

Jason Ditz (2022-05-25). US Concerned at Turkish Plans For New Offensive in North Syria. news.antiwar.com The US State Department has raised The area of northern Syria being targeted includes a lot of Kurdish territory. The Turkish government is constantly at odds with the local YPG, and the US statement acknowledged "Turkey's legitimate security concerns." | The YPG had been US allies in the fight ag…

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-25). Israel Tells US It Killed Iranian IRGC Colonel in Tehran. news.antiwar.com Israel has told the US that it killed a senior member of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) who was gunned down in Tehran on Sunday, IRGC Col. Hassan Sayyad Khodaei was shot five times by two gunmen on motorcycles outside his home. Israel was immediately suspected due to its history of targeted killings inside Iran. | Israeli officials haven't publicly said they were responsible for Khodaei's killing. But Israel typically does not officially take credit for attacks inside Iran,…

_____ (2022-05-25). Quad summit in Tokyo ramps up confrontation with China. popularresistance.org Yesterday's face-to-face meeting in Tokyo of the leaders of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) marked a sharp and systemic stepping up of the US-led war preparations against China. On every front—military, economic, maritime surveillance, supply chains, and cyber and space warfare—the government heads from the US, Japan, India and Australia endorsed aggressive measures to encircle, isolate and provoke Beijing. The summit was a key feature of US President Joe Biden's five-day trip to South Korea and Japan to display what the White House called a "powerful message" that, even as Washington escal…

Staff (2022-05-25). La imagen del día: Mi bandera. cubadebate.cu Al volver de distante ribera, con el alma enlutada, y sombría, afanoso busqué mi bandera, °y otra he visto además de la mía! øDónde está mi bandera cubana, la bandera más bella que existe? (…) øNo la veis? Mi bandera es aquélla, que no ha sido jamás mercenaria, y en la cual resplandece una estrella con más luz, cuanto más solitaria (…)…

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

Staff (2022-05-25). Feria Internacional Cuba Alimentos 2022: Espacio de alianzas por el desarrollo del sector (+ Video). cubadebate.cu La Feria Internacional Cuba Alimentos 2022 se extenderá hasta el jueves en Pabexpo, y en su primer día cumplió intenso programa de lanzamientos de nuevos productos y presentaciones de ofertas de negocios, entre otras acciones. La Feria pretende convertirse en un espacio de alianzas en pos del desarrollo del sector.

____ (2022-05-25). China's empty power brightens up overseas markets. ecns.cn China's empty module exports rose to 41.3 gigawatts of capacity in the first quarter, up 109 percent compared with the same period of the previous year despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the General Administration of Customs.

Staff (2022-05-25). López Obrador revela montaje falso en México contra decisión de contratar médicos cubanos. cubadebate.cu El presidente mexicano, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, desmintió un montaje de prensa sobre médicos cubanos como parte de una campaña contra decisiones del Gobierno en materia de salud, y calificó esas campañas de desprestigio de "guerra sucia" contra su Ejecutivo.

Staff (2022-05-25). Cuba saluda el Día de àÅfrica (+Video). cubadebate.cu El presidente cubano, Miguel Díaz-Canel, recordó hoy la celebración del Día de àÅfrica y el vínculo que une a ese continente con el pueblo cubano. "àÅfrica, origen y destino. Conmemoramos hoy, 25 de mayo, el Día de àÅfrica. Un continente que constituye un punto de origen, un destino común y toda la esperanza", escribió en Twitter.

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-25). Zelensky Says Russia Must Pull Back Troops to Pre-War Positions Before Talks. news.antiwar.com Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Zelensky told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland via video link that he was willing to negotiate directly with Russian President Vladimir Putin but said Russia must take a step to show it is ready to "shift from the bloody war to diplomacy." | "It's possible if Russia shows at least something…

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

Staff (2022-05-25). Informe sobre fiestas ilegales en la oficina del primer ministro británico culpa a "líderes de alto rango" cubadebate.cu Un informe de la funcionaria del Gobierno británico Sue Gray sobre las fiestas ilegales celebradas en 2020 y 2021 en la oficina del primer ministro Boris Johnson en plena pandemia, publicado hoy, culpa de lo ocurrido a "líderes de alto rango" del Gabinete de Reino Unido, y asegura que ese equipo "debe asumir la responsabilidad".

____ (2022-05-25). Gray report allows UK Prime Minister Johnson to brush off partygate scandal. wsws.org Hostile to any mobilising of the working class that would bring Johnson and his entire government to account for the crime of overseeing almost 200,000 deaths from COVID, Starmer insisted for months that Johnson's removal be organised by "decent, honourable" Tory MPs in a palace coup.

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

Jason Ditz (2022-05-25). Iraq's Stalemate Risks New Intra-Shi'ite Clashes. news.antiwar.com An October 10 election didn't leave any obvious path to a majority government in Iraq, but the delays and stalemates that have resulted are starting to The Sadrist Trend won the plurality in October, for whatever good it does them. They've got allies among Sunni Arabs and Kurds as a path for trying to form a coalition, but that's been resisted by a rival Shi'ite group, the State of Law, effectively blocking the Sadrist coalition and trying to force a unit…

Staff (2022-05-25). NASA pide opiniones sobre su plan para enviar humanos a Marte en las próximas décadas. cubadebate.cu La NASA publicó la pasada semana los objetivos preliminares de su plan de exploración a Marte, que prevé enviar seres humanos al planeta rojo en las próximas décadas, y pidió a los interesados que les hagan llegar comentarios al respecto. Este plan de la NASA se centra en misiones tripuladas a la Luna y a Marte.

Staff (2022-05-25). OMS: El inusual brote de la viruela del mono "todavía puede controlarse" cubadebate.cu La Organización Mundial de la Salud aseguró que el inusual brote de viruela del mono que se ha registrado en 16 países todavía puede controlarse, porque el riesgo general de transmisión es bajo. La transmisión puede estar siendo impulsada por un cambio en el comportamiento social, a medida que se levantan las restricciones por la COVID-19.

Peoples' Dispatch (2022-05-25). Colombia: More than 60 activists assassinated this year. greenleft.org.au Paramilitary violence continues to take lives and wreak havoc in Colombia, reports Peoples' Dispatch.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-25). "Colombia's most wanted FARC dissident killed in Venezuela" colombiareports.com One of Colombia's most wanted guerrilla leaders would have died in an explosives attack in Venezuela, intelligence sources told local media. According to government-loyal newspaper El Tiempo, unidentified sources said…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-25). Consumer Health: Arthritis and exercise. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Arthritis Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about a condition that affects over 58 million people in the U.S., or approximately 1 in 4 adults. Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The two most common types of arthritis — osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis — damage joints…

Omar Karmi (2022-05-25). Bennett coalition on last legs as Netanyahu prepares return. electronicintifada.net Any new election campaign will unleash more bigotry, no international censure.

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-25). US Sanctions Alleged Iran-Linked 'Oil Smuggling Network'. news.antiwar.com The Biden administration announced Wednesday sanctions on an alleged Russian-backed "oil smuggling network" that the US claims provided funding for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force. The Treasury Department said the sanctions targeted current and former Quds Force members and companies based in the UAE, Russia, and China over their alleged support for …

Ramona Wadi (2022-05-25). As Biden heads to Israel, Bennett announces 4,427 New Squatter Units on Palestinian Land; State Department Tut-Tuts. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor ) &#1 ; "In the face of enemy violence, the Zionist answer has always been settlement, security and immigration," Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett declared during a visit to the illegal Elkana settlement in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday. Days earlier, the Israeli rights organisation Peace Now announced that Israel had …

The Associated Press (2022-05-25). Families Mourn, Worry in Wake of Elementary School Shooting. latinorebels.com UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Distraught families gathered at a local civic center and turned to social media to mourn and to make desperate pleas for help finding missing children as the death toll in a gruesome school shooting at a Texas elementary school rose to at least 19 students. Authorities said the gunman also killed two adults.

The Associated Press (2022-05-25). Gunman Kills 19 Children, 2 Adults in Texas School Rampage. latinorebels.com UVALDE, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old gunman killed 19 children as he went from classroom to classroom at a Texas elementary school in a rampage that also left two adults dead, officials said, adding to a gruesome, yearslong series of mass killings at churches, schools and stores.

Juan Cole (2022-05-25). When it comes to Guns, the US is a Third World Country run by Corporate Lobbyists for a Profit. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; 21 are dead in another mass shooting, including 19 schoolchildren. The white slavers of the Old Souoth used to call US slavery our "peculiar institution." Nowadays we have another peculiar institution, the gun culture. And we are peculiar. When it comes to gun violence, the United States is less like …

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

Madaar (2022-05-25). Sudanese communists alert to increase in state repression following arrests. peoplesdispatch.org On May 19, Sudanese security forces raided the home of the political secretary of the Sudanese Communist Party, Muhammad Mukhtar al-Khatib, and took him to an unknown destination, according to the party's official page. | After the leaders of the Sudanese Communist Party were arrested in Juba, the Sudanese security forces arrested two leaders of the anti-coup movement of last October. They have since been released, but the incident has been widely denounced within the country and internationally. | The legal sector of the Sudanese Communist Party had explained in a press statement following the incident: "A team…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-25). Sudanese Communists Alert to Increase in State Repression. libya360.wordpress.com Madaar Sudanese forces raided the house of the political secretary of the Sudanese Communist Party, Muhammad Mukhtar al-Khatib On May 19, Sudanese security forces raided the home of the political secretary of the Sudanese Communist Party, Muhammad Mukhtar al-Khatib, and took him to an unknown destination, according to the party's official page. After the leaders…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-25). Israel-Turkey trade relations surpassed $8 bn last year. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — The Turkish foreign minister said on Wednesday in the occupied lands that the Turkey-Israeli regime trade volume surpassed $8 billion last year, adding the figures could be higher.

____ (2022-05-25). Trade ties between Iran, Russia to reach $40bn: oil min. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Iran Oil Minister announced allocation of a credit line by Russia to Iran worth $5 billion and signing a number of contracts with Iran in energy sector and stated that trade ties between Iran and Russia would reach $40 billion.

Staff (2022-05-25). Russia downs about 90 Turkish Bayraktar drones in Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — A Russian official revealed that Russian air defense systems have destroyed about 90 Turkish-made Bayraktar drones since the beginning of the country's special military operation in Ukraine.

Staff (2022-05-25). Shamkhani to attend Regional Security Dialogue meeting. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) secretary Admiral Ali Shamkhani is scheduled to attend the 4th meeting of the Regional Security Dialogue which is slated to be held in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe on Friday.

Staff (2022-05-25). US sanctions on Iran, Cuba led to countries' self-sufficiency. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Referring to Iran-Cuba's successful cooperation in producing the Covid-19 vaccine, the Iranian health minister said that US illegal sanctions against Iran and Cuba led to the countries' self-sufficiency.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-25). EU divisions grow as Hungary PM opposes ban on Russian oil. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban ruled out discussing the EU's proposed oil ban on Russia at next week's summit of the bloc's leaders, in a stance that could derail the EU's bid to win approval for the sanctions package.

____ (2022-05-25). Iraq's KRG rejects anti-Iran remarks attributed to Barzani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — The office of Prime Minister of Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government reacted to the translation after a Saudi network translator quoted the KRG Prime Minister, as saying "Bagdad has been taken hostage by Tehran".

Staff (2022-05-25). Italy eyeing on using Iran's economic potentials. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Secretary-general of Italy's foreign Ettore Francesco Sequi, in a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Mehdi Safari, said that his country seeks to use Iran's economic capabilities.

Staff (2022-05-25). Iran, Russia ink 3 cooperation documents. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — After the meeting of the Iranian oil minister Javad Owji with Russian deputy PM Alexander Novak, 3 documents of cooperation were signed between the two countries.

Staff (2022-05-25). Russia strengthening trade ties with Iran amid sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said that despite the pressure of US sanctions, Russia is developing trade relations with Iran, boosting the economies of both nations…

____ (2022-05-25). Iran PMO calls on Greek govt. to abide by intl. maritime laws. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) —Reacting to blocking Iranian vessel from sailing by Greece, Iran's Ports and Shipping Organization (PMO) in a statement said that the action is considered 'an act of piracy', calling for abidance by intl regulations.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-25). Iran strengthening its nuclear capabilities: Grossi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — The director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said consultations with Iran are underway, adding that talks with Iran on explaining the origin of uranium particles are at "a very difficult juncture."

____ (2022-05-25). Iran summons Greek charge d'affaires over seizure of ship. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Chargé d'Affaires of Greek Embassy to Iran (in absence of Ambassador) was summoned to Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday following seizure of a cargo ship operating under the flag of Islamic Republic of Iran in Greek waters.

Staff (2022-05-25). President Raeisi reaffirms pledge to neutralize sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Iran's President Ebrahim Raeisi once again said that his administration will not tie the country's progress to the removal of sanctions, reiterating that neutralization of the impact of sanctions is being resolutely pursued.

Staff (2022-05-25). Yet another explosion hits Kabul after 3 blasts in Balkh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Local media in Afghanistan reported another explosion at a mosque in Kabul on Wednesday after three reported explosions in MazƒÅr-e Sharƒ´f in the north of the country.

Staff (2022-05-25). US imposes new sanctions on Iran in yet another futile move. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — The US Treasury Department announced new sanctions on IRGC Quds Force in yet another sign of continued animosity towards the Iranian nation despite its claims of willingness to lift the Trump-era sanctions.

Staff (2022-05-25). Abu Akleh fell victim to intl. inaction on Israeli crimes. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — The ambassador and deputy permanent representative of Iran to the United Nations has said that the veteran Palestinian journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, was the victim of the international community's inaction on Israel's crimes.

____ (2022-05-25). Developing relations with Russia 'Iran's strategic policies'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 26 (MNA) — Emphasizing the serious will of Islamic Republic of Iran for establishing all-out relations with Russia, First Vice President said that developing relations with Moscow in all fields is one of Tehran's strategic policies.

Staff (2022-05-25). 81 Palestinians brutally martyred, injured by Zionists in WB. en.mehrnews.com News sources on early Wednesday reported that a 16-year-old Palestinian was shot dead and dozens of others by the Israeli regime's troops in West Bank.

Staff (2022-05-25). Nasrallah warns against plots to disarm Hezbollah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Hezbollah Secretary General Seyed Hassan Nasrallah said Wednesday night that Hezbollah "is stronger than you can imagine, it's stronger than any time before."

Staff (2022-05-25). Fire breaks out in fuel depot in Haifa. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Local media in the occupied lands on Wednesday reported that a fire broke out in one of the fuel depots in the port city of Haifa.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-25). Two huge blasts in Afghanistan kill, injure at least 30. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Local Afghan media reported on Wednesday that two deadly explosions took place in Mazar-e-Sharif city in Balkh province, killing and injuring 30 people so far.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-25). Parliament Presiding Board elections. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Lawmakers held an internal election in the parliament to elect the new speaker, members of the Presiding Board of the parliament in an open session on Wednesday before going to meet with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution.

Staff (2022-05-25). 59% of Americans disapprove of Biden: Poll. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — The latest poll found that 59% of Americans disapprove of Biden's job performance.

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