Daily Archives: June 1, 2022

2022-06-01: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-01). Milley Says Using Military to Open Ukrainian Ports Would Be 'High Risk'. news.antiwar.com Amid growing calls for naval intervention to open up Ukrainian ports for grain exports, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley The West is blaming Russian ships for blocking grain exports from leaving Ukrainian ports, but there are other factors, including mines laid by Ukraine. Russia said last week that it cleared mines around Mariupol and that the Azov Sea port <...

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). U.S. to send medium-range rocket systems to Ukraine. ecns.cn The United States will send medium-range rocket systems to Ukraine in a new security assistance package, senior administration officials said Tuesday.

Dakotah Lilly (2022-06-01). US Baby Formula Shortage is a Symptom of a Broken System. orinocotribune.com By Dakotah Lilly &#1 ; May 24, 2022 | It will take systemic change to fix the deep-seated roots of the current crisis | If you or somebody you know has had the blessing (or curse, depending on who you ask) of becoming a parent in the US recently, then you likely know about the crisis-level lack of baby formula on American shelves. The most recent estimates of the out-of-stock rate for baby formula is

Dave DeCamp (2022-06-01). Biden Says He Doesn't Seek NATO-Russia War or Regime Change in Moscow. news.antiwar.com President Biden "We do not seek a war between NATO and Russia. As much as I disagree with Mr. Putin, and find his actions an outrage, the United States will not try to bring about his ouster in Moscow," Biden wrote. | "So long as the United States or our allies are not attacked, we will not be directly engaged in this conflict, either by sending American troops to fight i…

TeleSUR -ysm -HIM (2022-06-01). Designan nuevo juez para investigar magnicidio de Jovenel MoàØse. telesurtv.net Medios locales refieren que en menos de un año suman cinco los jueces asignados para liderar la investigación por el asesinato del ex presidente haitiano.

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). Conservation brings gains to Tibetan countryside. ecns.cn The Tibet autonomous region has spent more than 68.4 billion yuan ($10.3 billion) on water conservancy over the past decade, and rural residents no longer need to fetch drinking water on their backs, or break ice to get water.

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). Trials show China's intranasal COVID-19 vaccine effective. ecns.cn A China-developed intranasal vaccine against COVID-19 has shown to be safe and effective in early-stage human trials, according to a new study published in the journal The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). Shanghai restores normal life. ecns.cn Cars run on a street in downtown Shanghai, Jun. 1, 2022. Shanghai gradually restored production and daily life starting on Wednesday as the current COVID-19 wave was under control.

Staff (2022-06-01). Brigadas médicas Henry Reeve que enfrentaron la COVID-19 en Italia reciben placa de reconocimiento. cubadebate.cu Con profunda gratitud recibimos de manos de Angelo Sollazzo, presidente de la Confederación de Italianos en el Mundo, una placa en reconocimiento a la labor de las brigadas médicas Henry Reeve que enfrentaron en ciudades italianas la COVID-19, durante los momentos más complejos de la pandemia. Ese gesto nos llena de orgullo.

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). Largest makeshift hospital in Shanghai shuts down. ecns.cn The largest makeshift hospital in Shanghai for COVID-19 patients closed on Tuesday.

TeleSUR, JDO (2022-06-01). Shanghái levanta severo confinamiento tras brote de Covid-19. telesurtv.net La urbe de 25 millones de habitantes regresó a la normalidad. También lo hace la capital china, Beijing.

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). Beijing advises against traveling outside city during Dragon Boat holiday. ecns.cn The Beijing government is encouraging all residents to spend the coming Dragon Boat Festival in the city and people should avoid infection by staying away from places of high or medium risk for COVID-19, a senior official said on Tuesday.

Michele de Mello (2022-06-01). Colombia: Leftists gain highest vote in first round of elections. greenleft.org.au Leftist candidates Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez won 40.3% of the vote in Colombia's election and will head to the second round against Rodolfo Hernández and Marelen Castillo from the Anti-Corruption League, reports Michele de Mello.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-06-01). La reunión de AFL-CIO presenta ideas de trabajadores jóvenes para sindicalizarse. peoplesworld.org MINNEAPOLIS—Cuando reúnes a un grupo de jóvenes trabajadores activistas, no faltan nuevas ideas para sindicalizarse o nuevas prioridades para los sindicatos. La presidenta de AFL-CIO, Liz Shuler, se enteró de eso en una mesa redonda del "Ayuntamiento" de Minneapolis con siete de ellos a fines de mayo. "La gente piensa que somos viejos y pesados, …

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-01). Mayo Clinic Minute: How to know if your teen needs mental health support. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Teenagers are experiencing higher rates of mental health issues during the pandemic. Dr. Marcie Billings, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, says 1 in 5 youth will have a mental health issue in their teen years. Here's what to watch for. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/-WF6NzZpHhc Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 57) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. The number of teens needing mental health support…

Staff (2022-06-01). New Structure for United Socialist Party of Venezuela. orinocotribune.com Caracas, May 31, 2022 ( During a press conference, Deputy Cabello said that the changes are being made in accordance with proposals discussed with the national leadership in e…

Foreign Policy in Focus (2022-06-01). Supreme Court Expands Government Secrecy Powers in Torture-Related Case. juancole.com By Robert Pallitto | &#1 ; (Foreign Policy in Focus ) &#1 ; The U.S. government doesn't want to acknowledge a Polish torture site that everyone knows about. By Robert Pallitto | May 31, 2022 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled recently on the government's use of the state secrets doctrine in an opinion that will make it …

Editor2 (2022-06-01). IPEF will be a Hard Sell in Indo-Pacific. orinocotribune.com A new economic bloc comprising twelve countries of the Indo-Pacific region and the United States was unveiled on Monday in Tokyo on the sidelines of President Joe Biden's visit. Christened as the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), it is conceived as the economic correlative of the US Indo-Pacific Strategy. | The Biden Administration expects that the IPEF will serve as an important tool of the US in the country's geopolitical and economic competition against China. Along with the US, initial participants in the framework include major economies like Australia, India, Japan and South Korea, as well as developi…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-06-01). Venezuela's Neighborhood Force Party Wins Controversial Student Elections. orinocotribune.com Amid tension, accusations of fraud, and criticism of the organizers, elections took place to determine the presidency of the Federation of University Centers of the Central University of Venezuela (FCU-UCV). The youth leader from opposition party Neighborhood Force (Fuerza Vecinal), Jesús Mendoza Morales, was the victor. Neighborhood Force is a right-wing organization led by David Uzcátegui. | According to the official report, the student elections were won by the candidate from the La U que Soñamos ["the U (university) we dream of"] electoral group, despite complaints of irregularities such as the exclusion of w…

TeleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-06-01). Irán rechaza injerencia de Alemania y Francia por barcos griegos. telesurtv.net Jatibzade manifestó su rechazo "en los términos más enérgicos, este tipo de declaraciones parciales e injustificables".

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). Complete review of textbooks underway. ecns.cn The Ministry of Education said it will conduct a complete examination of textbooks used at all school levels and deal with any issues and violations accordingly.

TeleSUR, JCM (2022-06-01). Guatemala reporta 11 muertos y 2 .000 afectados por lluvias. telesurtv.net Las lluvias han provocado flujos de lodo, inundaciones, colapsos estructurales, deslizamientos de tierra, hundimientos y fuertes vientos.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-01). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Community leaders are key to reaching people underrepresented in research. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org To address health disparities and reach underserved communities, work is underway at Mayo Clinic to raise up community voices through community engagement. "Community engagement is an ongoing process," explains Dr. Chyke Doubeni, director of Mayo Clinic's Center for Health Equity and Community Engagement Research. "It's a partnership or collaboration among organizational entities and members of the community. And the sole purpose of this is to solve problems and address priorities that a community sees as…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-01). Mayo Clinic Minute: Gardening grows benefits for body and mind. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Harvesting a vegetable garden may bring more than just dinner. Nutrition experts at Mayo Clinic say gardening is good for your body and mind. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/SET8mLDq3_0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of…

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). Guiyang-Huangping Highway in SW China opens to traffic. ecns.cn The Guiyang-Huangping Highway was opened to traffic on Tuesday, shortening the travel time between Guiyang City and Huangping County of Guizhou Province from the current 3.5 hours to just about one hour and 20 minutes.

TeleSUR, JGN (2022-06-01). Revelan virtual empate técnico para segunda vuelta en Colombia. telesurtv.net El candidato independiente Hernández tiene el 41 por ciento de la preferencia electoral, mientras que Petro, de Pacto Histórico, cuenta con el 39 por ciento del respaldo.

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). Scientists prove human middle ear evolved from fish gills. ecns.cn A new study conducted by scientists from China, Sweden, and the United Kingdom reveals that the human middle ear evolved from fish gills.

TeleSUR, JCM (2022-06-01). Trabajadores aduaneros de Haití demanda rescate de ejecutivo secuestrado. telesurtv.net Este secuestro se perpetró en momentos en que se esperaba que Roosevelt Réjouis ocupara el cargo de gerente general de la AGD,…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-01). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Fibroids and pregnancy. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 24, single and looking forward to having a family one day. I was recently diagnosed with fibroids. What treatment options would allow me to have a baby in the future? ANSWER: Fibroids are noncancerous masses made of muscle that grow within the uterus. While fibroids are common — they are present in over 75% of women — most people don't have symptoms or pregnancy problems due to fibroids, and everyone does not need…

TeleSUR -ysm -HIM (2022-06-01). Argentina registró 251 decesos por violencia de género en 2021. telesurtv.net Datos estadísticos estiman que en la nación sudamericana ocurrió un feminicidio cada 38 horas en el año 2021.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-01). Mayo Clinic Minute: Treating skin cancer with Mohs surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and a time to check your body for signs of this common and preventable disease. Nearly 5 million people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a form of skin cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society. Dr. Naiara Sbroggio Barbosa (Nie-e-ARE-ah Bar-BOH-sah), a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, , explains how Mohs surgery can be used to treat basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and some types of melanoma….

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-01). Weight-loss survey on Mayo Clinic Diet polled more than 200,000 people in the U.S. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The New Mayo Clinic Diet, the official dietary program developed by Mayo Clinic, released key findings this week from its Diet Mindset Assessment. This survey of over 200,000 consumers in the U.S. provided insights into their mindsets when beginning a new diet program. Survey information was compiled and reviewed by Digital Wellness, a world-leading digital health platform that powers the world's most renowned and trusted weight-loss brands. Key findings of the survey…

TeleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-06-01). Proceso electoral inicia en Panamá de cara a comicios de 2024. telesurtv.net El Tribunal Electoral juramentó a los miembros de las 33 comisiones que monitorearán el proceso de renovación de cargos.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-01). Consumer Health: Treating bladder cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about this common type of cancer. More than 81,000 new cases of bladder cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2022, and more than 17,000 people will die of the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. Bladder cancer occurs in men more frequently than in women, and the risk increases with age, especially after 55. Bladder cancer signs and symptoms…

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). China's first permanent magnetic levitation air train to start trial operation in July. ecns.cn China's first permanent magnetic levitation air train "Xingguo" will start trial operation in July after the ongoing debugging stage. This is the first time that permanent magnet levitation technology has been applied to an air train in the world.

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). Himalaya Airlines launches Kunming-Kathmandu direct flight. ecns.cn A direct passenger flight connecting Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan Province and Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, was launched Tuesday by Himalaya Airlines.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-01). Mayo Clinic Q and A: How do you treat hemorrhagic cysts? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes hemorrhagic ovarian cysts, and what is the treatment for them? Will having one of these cysts affect my ability to conceive? ANSWER: Hemorrhagic ovarian cysts happen in women who haven't gone through menopause. They are a result of ovulation. Why some women develop these cysts and others do not isn't clear. Treatment for hemorrhagic ovarian cysts depends on the size of the cyst and if it causes symptoms. Symptoms usually include pelvic…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-01). Mayo Clinic expert on how concerned the public should be about monkeypox. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health officials are investigating the monkeypox outbreak to determine if the virus acquired a mutation that makes it more transmissible or if superspreader events in Europe may be to blame for the current outbreak."Anytime the virus does something new, it catches our attention," says Dr. Richard Kennedy, co-director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. Watch: Dr. Kennedy discusses the current monkeypox outbreak. youtu.be/O80AmMgSGbg Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites are available in the downloads at the end of…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-01). Mayo Clinic in Arizona receives comprehensive stroke center certification. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX — Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix announces that it has received certification from DNV as a comprehensive stroke center, reflecting the highest level of competence for treatment of serious stroke events. The DNV Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and affirms that the medical center addresses the full spectrum of stroke care — diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education — and…

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). Lion with straight bangs in Guangzhou enjoys overnight fame. ecns.cn A lion with straight bangs at Guangzhou Zoo in Guangdong Province has become popular overnight. Chinese netizens curious about its hairstyle were told by the zoo Tuesday that its bangs are totally natural.

TeleSUR- hvh (2022-06-01). Rusia confronta a EE.UU. por nuevo envío de armas a Ucrania. telesurtv.net El viceministro de Exteriores de Rusia afirmó que: "Es evidente que EE.UU se dedica a armar al régimen ucraniano".

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). U.S. urged to stop fabricating, spreading lies and rumors to smear China. ecns.cn

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). Chinese embassy in Italy presents int'l science cooperation award. ecns.cn The Chinese Embassy in Italy bestowed the 2020 International Science and Technology Cooperation Award to the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) here on Tuesday.

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). PLA steps up patrols amid 'U.S.-Taiwan collusion'. ecns.cn The People's Liberation Army's Eastern Theater Command recently conducted interservice combat readiness patrols in the air and waters near Taiwan in a response to collusion between the United States and the island, according to a spokesman for the command.

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). China, Tonga vow to enhance friendship, cooperation. ecns.cn Tongan Prime Minister Hu'akavameiliku Siaosi Sovaleni met with visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi here on Tuesday, with both sides vowing to enhance bilateral friendship and cooperation.

Jason Ditz (2022-06-01). US Warns Yemen Ceasefire Extension Is In Trouble. news.antiwar.com Two solid months of very successful ceasefire in Yemen are coming to a close, and while seemingly everyone has spoken favorably of more extensions, It is unclear what the hold up is, with the US only saying the talks were at an "impasse." The Houthis were said before to want easier aid shipment access, and that's likely still a thing to work out. | Secretary of State Anthony Blinken met Monday with Saudi FM Faisal bin Farhan, discussing the Yemen War and the…

TeleSUR, jaa, JGN (2022-06-01). Reportan 11 fallecidos en México tras paso de huracán àÅgatha. telesurtv.net Respecto a las afectaciones al servicio eléctrico, Murat informó que al menos 40.652 usuarios tienen afectaciones totales.

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). China's AG600 firefighting seaplane makes maiden flight. ecns.cn The successful maiden flight of the full-state new-configuration model marked a new phase for the AG600 project and a major breakthrough in developing the firefighting functional model of the large amphibious aircraft.

TeleSUR, mcs, JGN (2022-06-01). Pdte. de México rechaza orden que suspende tramo de Tren Maya. telesurtv.net El mandatario dijo que el ferrocarril va de todas maneras y acusó que quienes quieren que la obra no se lleve a cabo son financiados por grandes empresas y gobiernos extranjeros.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-01). 5-25-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Summer Sun Safety. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Memorial Day weekend is often considered the unofficial kick-off to summertime. For many families, summer includes enjoying outdoor activities and fun in the sun. But, that can also lead to recurring sunburns and potentially other sun related issues, including skin cancer. On May 25th, John Kohorst, M.D., a dermatologist at Mayo Clinic Health System, discussed how to protect your skin from the sun's damaging rays, outlined treatments for common problems and took a closer look at one of the most effective techniques…

TeleSUR, jaa, JGN (2022-06-01). Destituyen a Llori como presidenta del parlamento ecuatoriano. telesurtv.net A pesar de que fue separada de su cargo, la determinación del poder Legislativo no quita a la expresidenta su curul como asambleísta.

TeleSUR, JDO (2022-06-01). Lula llama a rescatar soberanía de Brasil y empoderar al pueblo. telesurtv.net Fundador del PT subraya que un país soberano tiene el control de su territorio y sus riquezas, y los utiliza en favor de su pueblo.

TeleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-06-01). China aboga por defender la seguridad internacional y regional. telesurtv.net Wang Yi aseveró que: "La seguridad internacional y regional no puede ni debe garantizarse creando un telón de acero".

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-01). Mayo Clinic celebrates successful peregrine falcon banding. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic staff weighed, named and banded four healthy peregrine falcon chicks on Wednesday, May 25. The chicks have been nesting in a box atop the Mayo Building in downtown Rochester. This year's banding comes as Mayo Clinic celebrates the 35th anniversary of its Peregrine Falcon Program. During the banding process, Jackie Fallon, a naturalist with the Mayo Clinic Peregrine Falcon Program, determined peregrine falcon parents Hattie and Orton had 2 females and 2 males. More…

TeleSUR, JCM (2022-06-01). Al menos cuatro muertos deja terremoto en el suroeste de China. telesurtv.net El terremoto causó problemas de comunicación en partes del condado de Lushan y el de Baoxing.

Imperial.ac.uk (2022-06-01). Prof Faith Osier appointed Co-Director of Imperial's Institute of Infection. imperial.ac.uk Leading Kenyan malaria researcher Prof Faith Osier joins Imperial's Department of Life Sciences and is appointed Institute of Infection Co-Director…

Jason Ditz (2022-06-01). Iran: Latest IAEA Report Not 'Fair and Balanced'. news.antiwar.com In the course of wrapping up explanations for Iran's past nuclear activities, a nation (Israel presumably) told the IAEA of a couple of secret undeclared sites which might have been used to store material. | Iran denied this was the case, but let the IAEA visit the sites, and they found trace particles of unprocessed uranium. At the time, there wasn't a good explanation, though there was speculation that the IAEA inspectors may have contaminated it. | IAEA officials pushed the matter, Iran granted subsequent visits, nothing was ever resolved, and the lack of further findings raised accusations, mainly from Isr…

TeleSUR, JDO (2022-06-01). Muere trabajador rescatado tras explosión en mina de Colombia. telesurtv.net Fabio Cáceres García murió a causa de las quemaduras de tercer grado que sufrió. Prosigue búsqueda de 14 desaparecidos.

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). Scenery of intersection of Yangtze river and Jialing river in Chongqing. ecns.cn The confluence of the Yangtze River and Jialing River reveals a stunning scene, as the two sources of water reflect totally different colors in Chaotianmen port, Chongqing, May 31, 2022.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-01). Consumer Health: Recovering from a stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about recovering from a stroke with stroke rehabilitation. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability for adults. More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Stroke risk increases with age, especially after 55, but strokes can occur at…

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). Hong Kong Palace Museum welcomes donation of 946 artifacts. ecns.cn The Hong Kong Palace Museum received 946 pieces of ancient Chinese gold and silver artifacts donated by the Mengdiexuan Collection. The donation ceremony was held at Government House of Hong Kong on Tuesday.

TeleSUR-mcs, JL (2022-06-01). Advierten sobre envases agroquímicos sin reciclar en Argentina. telesurtv.net El uso responsable de los es residuos plásticos es fundamental para el cuidado del medio ambiente, pues constituyen una de las principales preocupaciones a nivel mundial.

Chloe DS (2022-06-01). More deportations and suicides under Australia's rotten detention regime. greenleft.org.au Detainees on 501s, some of whom are mentally unwell, continue to be forcibly flown from Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation centre in Melbourne to the Christmas Island detention centre. Chloe DS reports.

TeleSUR, jaa, JGN (2022-06-01). Fuerzas israelíes asesinan a mujer palestina en Hebrón. telesurtv.net La Media Luna Roja denunció que los militares sionistas no dejaron a los médicos llegar al cuerpo herido de la joven hasta 20 minutos después de recibir el disparo.

TeleSUR, JDO (2022-06-01). China acusa a EE.UU. de actuar con hipocresía respecto a Taiwán. telesurtv.net Beijing defiende necesidad de su patrullaje aéreo y naval cerca de la isla para frustrar cualquier intervención extranjera.

Jason Ditz (2022-06-01). Report: Iraq's Sadr Backs Dissolving Parliament, Holding Early Elections. news.antiwar.com After months of recounts and speculation, and more months of failed deal-making, Iraq's October 10 election parliament looks like it may end in outright failure, with reports that Sadr has the biggest plurality in the parliament, but has been unable to get together a president, speaker, and premier. He has ruled out a unity coalition with rival State of Law, and seems to prefer trying his luck with anoth…

TeleSUR, JCM (2022-06-01). Trabajadores portuarios de Uruguay reanudan negociaciones. telesurtv.net El sindicato denuncia falta de avance en negociaciones con la empresa patronal e insuficientes propuestas gubernamentales para zanjar el conflicto.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-01). Consumer Health: Kids and swimming safety. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Healthy and Safe Swimming Week will be observed May 23—29, which makes this a good time to learn more about keeping kids safe around the water. For many people, the hot summer days are often spent swimming at a lake or pool. But before you help your child suit up, it's important to consider some safety tips. Swimming after eating The old saying about waiting an hour after eating before swimming isn't entirely true. It's OK…

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). Over 2 million hectares of grain crops sowed across Xinjiang in 2022. ecns.cn Over 33.84 million mu (about 2.26 million hectares) of grain crops have been sowed in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in the first five months in 2022, according to local authorities Tuesday.

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). Xi congratulates China National Children's Center on its 40th anniversary. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, sent a congratulatory letter to extend his warm congratulations.

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). Giant panda cub Shengyi celebrates first birthday in Malaysia. ecns.cn Giant panda cub Shengyi celebrates its first birthday at the Giant Panda Conservation Center of Zoo Negara near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 31, 2022. (Photo/Agencies)…

TeleSUR, jaa, JGN (2022-06-01). Congreso chileno ratifica adhesión al Acuerdo de Escazú. telesurtv.net Chile se convirtió en el decimotercer país en ratificar el acuerdo medioambiental.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-01). Helping children cope with school shooting: Tips for talking about tragedy. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As the nation tries to comprehend the shooting at a school in Texas that claimed 21 lives, many are now trying to find ways to have conversations with their children to help them cope. Listening to your child at this time is important, says Dr. Paul Croarkin, a Mayo Clinic child psychiatrist. "Listening provides comfort, stability and safety for children," says Dr. Croarkin. All children have different communication styles. Initially, they may not want to discuss what…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-01). Science Saturday: In neurodegenerative diseases, Mayo Clinic research finds shared gene patterns, widespread damage. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Damage to brain cells in two separate neurodegenerative diseases — Alzheimer's disease and progressive supranuclear palsy — is not limited to specific parts of the brain and these diseases share a pattern of gene alterations within the brain, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic, the University of Florida and other collaborating organizations. The researchers say this finding suggests the neurodegenerative diseases may have the same underlying disease links. The finding, which is published in The Journal…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-01). How to care for your children and yourself during tragedies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The collective trauma of the nation continues after a recent string of mass shootings. Having strong emotional responses to these events, even if you do not personally know the victims, is normal, says Dr. Daniel Hilliker, a child psychologist at Mayo Clinic. "Trauma by proxy is a real thing," says Dr. Hilliker. "It's got some of the same types of effects as trauma that you experience more directly. When we learn about these awful events,…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-01). Mayo Clinic Q and A: What are fibroids? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 27 and have heavy menstrual cycles. In the past year, I have begun to have more pelvic pain, especially during my period. A friend said I should get checked for fibroids. What are fibroids, and how do you treat them? ANSWER: Uterine fibroids, also called leiomyomas or myomas, are benign masses that come from the muscle portion of the uterus. Fibroids are common. Approximately 80% of people born with a uterus will…

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-01). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Osteoporosis and exercise. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 70-year-old mother is an active person. She enjoys being outdoors, hiking and boating, and regularly playing tennis with a group of other women. Recently, she was diagnosed with osteoporosis and is worried about maintaining her active lifestyle for fear of injury. Can she continue to exercise? If so, which types of exercises will be best for her? Answer: Congratulations to your mother for remaining active as she ages. Exercise is an important…

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). Ambassador: Bilateral relations need people who understand China. ecns.cn The Chinese ambassador to the United States on Tuesday encouraged American students to learn Chinese because a healthy bilateral relationship between China and the U.S. needs people who really understand China and the Chinese language.

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). China to intensify efforts in improving rural transport infrastructure. ecns.cn China is planning to increase its efforts to improve transport infrastructure in rural areas this year, the country's Vice Minister of Transport Zhao Chongjiu said Tuesday.

Newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-06-01). Cancer and mental health: Mayo Clinic expert dispels myths. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minnesota — Everyone with cancer experiences it differently and all emotions are valid and important, regardless of the mix or intensity. Shawna Ehlers, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic psychologist and psycho-oncology expert, helps patients cope with the burden of their cancer diagnosis. That includes dispelling myths that stress in their lives caused their cancer or that depression must be suffered through during cancer treatment. "If I had one thing that I could tell all cancer…

Ecns.cn (2022-06-01). Defense minister to attend forum. ecns.cn The attendance of China's defense minister at the Shangri-La Dialogue will be vital amid the current fluctuating international situation, and provide an opportunity to avoid miscalculations among different parties, said experts.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-06-01). US to provide Ukraine with advanced missiles: Biden. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA) — US President Joe Biden has agreed to provide Ukraine with the advanced rocket systems that can strike with precision at long-range targets.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-06-01). Turkey cancels NATO drills in Black sea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, June 01 (MNA) — Turkey has canceled and postponed some NATO drills over provisions of the Montreux Convention on not allowing passage of warships to the Black Sea, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

Staff (2022-06-01). Iran, Pakistan ink MoU to further boost trade ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA) — Two border Provinces of Iran and Pakistan signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further bolster trade ties.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-06-01). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on June 1. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Wednesday, June 1.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-06-01). Russia holds nuclear forces drill in NE Moscow. en.mehrnews.com According to Russian Defense Ministry, Russia's nuclear forces are holding drills in the Ivanovo province, northeast of Moscow.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-06-01). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on June 1. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Wednesday, June 1.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-06-01). Iran must drop demands beyond JCPOA, Price once again claims. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA) — Without referring to US inaction toward JCPOA revival talks, US State Department spokesman Ned Price once again claimed that it is up to Iran to decide to drop demands that go beyond the JCPOA and to engage in good faith.

Staff (2022-06-01). Yemen fully ready to confront any SA military options. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA) — Yemeni defense minister Mohamed al-Atifi said that the Yemeni forces are fully prepared and ready for confronting any military options from the Saudi coalition.

Staff (2022-06-01). Deafening silence of intl. bodies on state terrorism. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 01 (MNA) — When state terrorism spreads around the world by global arrogance, the deafening silence of international communities affects global peace.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-31). Ukraine's Unity is Crumbling Amid Serious Military Losses in the Donbass. libya360.wordpress.com Vladislav Ugolniy The recent advances of the Russian army have taken their toll on society and are a major setback for the leadership's motivational efforts Ukrainians appear to be losing unity amid military defeats in the Donbass and the economic crisis in the rest of the country. The surge of patriotism that arose when the…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-31). In Video: First Interview Of 'Volyna', Leader Of Mariupol Garrison In Azovstal. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | More than 2 thousand Ukrainian prisoners of war from the Azovstal plant in Mariupol are currently detained in a prison camp. There are fighters of Ukrainian nationalist Azov regiment, marines, border guards, including the entire command of the defeated Mariupol garrison. | The first trial in the case of war crimes of Ukrainian nationalists in the Donbass region may be held before the end of summer, according to the head of the Donetsk People's Republic Denis Pushilin. All those who surrend…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-31). A New Generation of US-Trained Extremists is Fighting Russia. Are We Prepared for the Blowback? libya360.wordpress.com TJ COLES US agencies have directly and indirectly trained and empowered Nazis and ultra-nationalists at home and abroad to fight Russians in Ukraine. This program follows the blueprint established by Western intelligence agencies in Afghanistan and Syria. From 1978 (not '79 as many believe), the administration of Jimmy Carter decided to "draw the Russians into…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-31). Why is Eritrea Supporting Russia? libya360.wordpress.com Dmitry Bokarev After the Russian Federation launched a special military operation to de-Nazify Ukraine, there have been quite a few participants in the international community who turned out to be ready to openly support the Kremlin. A new force has appeared among those that always approve of Russia's actions (Belarus, Syria, and North Korea) —…

Robert S. Becker (2022-05-31). Foiled Trump goes full Confederate, names Mar-a-Lago the MAGA Whiter than White House. nationofchange.org 'No cause is truly lost when the Confederate flag still waves, when statures of freedom-fighters stand on every village green, and good white Christian nationalists reign supreme.'

Vijay Prashad (2022-05-31). And Then There Was No More Empire all of a Sudden. orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad &#1 ; May 26, 2022 | Empire denies its own existence. It does not exist as an empire but only as benevolence, with its mission to spread human rights and sustainable development across the world. However, that perspective means nothing in Havana nor in Caracas, where 'human rights' has come to mean regime change, and where 'sustainable development' has come to mean the throttling of their people through sanctions and blockades. It is from the standpoint of the victims of empire that clarity comes. | US President Joe Biden is to host the Summit of the Americas in June, where he hopes to deepen Was…

Vijay Prashad (2022-05-31). Mali ejects the French military. mronline.org In the first two weeks of May 2022, the Malian military government ejected the French military and withdrew from the French political project, G5 Sahel. Deep resentment spread across Mali because of the civilian casualties from French military attacks and because of the French government's arrogant attitude towards the Malian government.

_____ (2022-05-31). Complaint Filed On South Dakota Senators For Unlawful Activity. popularresistance.org Rapid City, SD – A complaint has been filed with the Senate Ethics Committee in Washington, DC, regarding unlawful activity by both South Dakota Senators, Mike Rounds (R-SD) and John Thune (R-SD). | Electronically filed with the Senate Ethics Committee on May 26, 2022, the Complaint was sent in by four former patients of the Sioux San Indian Health Service Health Facility (Sioux San) in Rapid City. The complaint states that both Senators pressured the Indian Health Service (IHS) to enter into an unlawful contract for the administration of the Sioux San IHS Health Facility with one of their own non-profit corporat…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-31). A New War is Being Prepared for After the Defeat in the Face of Russia. libya360.wordpress.com Thierry Meyssan The Straussian government gathered 85 states in Marrakech to plan the next war in the Sahel. Tens of billions of dollars in weapons, officially destined for the war in Ukraine, are already piling up in the Balkans before being delivered to Daesh jihadists On the front of the stage, Nato assures that it…

_____ (2022-05-31). What Turkey Tries to Achieve by Opposing NATO's Expansion. journal-neo.org Internal divisions in NATO are not a new phenomenon, with tensions between Turkey, due to its ties with Moscow, and the US and the rest of NATO being its primary manifestation. Turkey's recent objections to NATO's expansion by including two Nordic states of Sweden and Finland reveals, yet again, that the organisation is far from …

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-31). Divisions Grow Among NATO Members Over Support for Ukraine. news.antiwar.com European officials told The Wall Street Journal Tuesday that divisions between NATO members on how much support to provide Ukraine have been growing in recent weeks. On one side, Western European nations led by France and Germany are reluctant to send Ukraine heavy weapons, have maintained dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and are calling …

Sharon Zhang (2022-05-31). Georgia GOP Candidate Got 3 Percent of Vote But Still Won't Concede After a Week. truthout.org It's been a week since incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp won the Republican gubernatorial primary in Georgia with a commanding 74 percent of the vote — but Donald Trump loyalist Kandiss Taylor, who finished in third place, still hasn't formally conceded. | Taylor, a far right

_____ (2022-05-31). The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework And The Decline Of American Empire. popularresistance.org U.S. President Joe Biden is in trouble. The crisis of legitimacy afflicting his administration continues to worsen. A new AP-NORC poll suggests that Biden's approval rating is now 39 percent, with the biggest drop coming from registered Democrats. Only two of ten adults believe that the United States is heading in the right direction, down from three of ten just one month ago. Rising inflation and shortages in basic needs such as baby formula have played a major role in Biden's declining popularity, as has an undue focus on prolonging the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The Biden administration is set to send $40 billio…

Editor2 (2022-05-31). Beyond International Law &#1 ; The Soviet Donation of Crimea to Ukraine in 1954. orinocotribune.com By Peter Reinert &#1 ; May 22, 2022 | The 1954 donation of Crimea to Ukraine at no point respected the obligations of international law and is therefore legally worthless. After its secession from the Soviet Union, the Ukrainian state took over the authoritarian legacy and made itself the illegitimate owner of the peninsula. Since then, the population fought for their independence and statehood, until joining the Russian Federation. | ________________________ | This article from the German language DE-RT website was translated by the New Cold War editorial team with written permission from the publisher. | Click…

Misión Verdad (2022-05-31). Myths of the War in Ukraine. orinocotribune.com Since the beginning of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, the Western-aligned media has promoted a series of myths which immediately fall apart when compared to the reality on the battlefield. | Javier Couso Permuy, a Spanish politician and former deputy in the European parliament, has dismantled these propaganda narratives on one of his Twitter threads, where he exposes the true dirty players of this war. What follows is a summary of these debunked myths: | [Hilo] 1/5 Se va confirmando una realidad diferente a la narrativa propagandística impuesta por los medios de (des)información occidentales. | N…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-31). War Within the War: The Fight Over Land and Genetically Engineered Agriculture. libya360.wordpress.com Mitchel Cohen Soon we shall be covered by wheat. Did you say, wheat? Wheat, wheat. — from Woody Allen's "Love and Death"[1] Ten months before Russian troops poured into Ukraine, that country's President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a bill into law authorizing the private sale of farmland, reversing a moratorium that had been in place since…

_____ (2022-05-31). The Collective Security Treaty Organization &#1 ; Guarding the Southern Borders of the CIS. journal-neo.org Following the launch of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, the Russian and international media reports on Russian military issues have focused mainly on the war in Ukraine. There has been much less interest in other important issues involving the Russian military, including Russia's involvement in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), which exists to …

Anonymous103 (2022-05-31). Battle For Severodonetsk: Russian-Led Forces Control Half Of The City (Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | As of May 31, Russian-led forces are in control of about half of the city of Severodonetsk. Advancing from the northern, nrth-eastern and south-eastern directions, thay have already repelled the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) from the residential areas on the outskirts of the city as well as from some central districts. Ukrainian units are retreating to the city of Lisichansk and reinforce their positions in a new fortress of the Ukrainian resistance,…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-31). Military Situation In Ukraine On May 31, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Raigorodok with high-precision missiles; | Russia attacked military assets of the AFU near Nikolaevka with high-precision missiles; | On May 30, 290 AFU members were killed and 23 weapons and military equipment were destroyed by the Russian Armed Forces, according to the Russian MOD; | Russian air defense systems shot down 6 Ukrainian drones near Donetsk, Makeevka in the Donetsk region, Popasnaya in the Lugansk region, Liptsy,…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-31). Military Situation In Severodonetsk-Lisichansk Region On May 31, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | MORE ON THE TOPIC: : |

_____ (2022-05-31). The Chris Hedges Report: How To Defeat The Billionaire Class. popularresistance.org Since being elected to office in 2013, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant and her socialist party have been locked in a bitter battle against the city's moneyed elites, who have poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into a corporate PAC called "A Better Seattle" and saturated television and digital platforms with negative advertising. Sawant is hated because she is effective. Following a three-year struggle against the richest man in the world—Jeff Bezos—and his political establishment, she and her allies pushed through a tax on big business that increased city revenues by an estimated $210 to…

Taari Coleman (2022-05-31). Individuals Cannot Undo Colonialism. commondreams.org I'm convinced the only way to effectively deal with climate change is to build the power of Black, Brown, Indigenous and low-income communities who are first and worst impacted by climate chaos and have suffered the most from colonization.

Brett Wilkins (2022-05-31). Canada's Big Banks Are Secretly Supporting Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion. commondreams.org "Once again, we see that Canadian banks are leading the world in financing climate-destructive, Indigenous rights-violating projects," said one campaigner.

Jesse Jackson (2022-05-31). Vote Gun Safety This November. commondreams.org Congressional Republicans are about power, not being moral or rational. They have to be taken on and taken out politically.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-31). Cuba's Nonalignment: A Foreign Policy of Peace and Socialism. libya360.wordpress.com Manolo De Los Santos Fidel Castro, president of Cuba, at a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly of 1960 In Cuba, "nonalignment" has never meant being neutral, and has always meant being opposed to attempts to divide humanity Though Bandung in Indonesia and Havana in Cuba couldn't be farther apart geographically—with each city located…

Marjorie Cohn (2022-05-31). Right-Wing Supreme Court Tacitly Approved the Execution of Innocent People. truthout.org In a shameful opinion that broke down along ideological lines, the right-wingers on the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 this month that people who receive ineffective assistance of counsel are not entitled to present new evidence to prove their innocence in federal court. After the decision in

Amy Goodman (2022-05-31). Pulse Survivor: Delayed Cop Response in Uvalde Shows Pattern in Mass Shootings. truthout.org The incompetence of the local police response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary has drawn attention to the inadequacy of police for stopping gun violence. We speak with Brandon Wolf, a survivor of the 2016 massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, where police took three hours to respond after an emergency call, and 13 people may have bled to death during that time. "We have to be honest about stopping gun violence before it erupts in the halls of our school, instead of waiting to assess whether or not police officers responded in the right way once it's over," says Wolf, who is now a gun control…

Steve Lalla (2022-05-31). No Mention of Uyghur 'Genocide' After UN Human Rights Commissioner Visits Xinjiang. orinocotribune.com May 30, 2022 (OrinocoTribune.com)—Saturday, May 28, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, wrapped up her six-day visit to the People's Republic of China by meeting virtually with the country's president, Xi Jinping. | Bachelet visited China at a time when the country is being victimized by accusations that it is carrying out a genocide against the Uyghur population of the country's Xinjiang region. These claims frequently cite research and publications issued by Adrian Zenz, senior fellow at the anti-communist think-tank Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, establish…

Editor (2022-05-31). If You Watch TV or Use the Internet, You Want a Functional FCC. scheerpost.com [ By Most Americans don't think much about the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC. But if you watch TV, use the internet, or own a phone, it plays a major role in your life. | The FCC regulates the airwaves, including the corporations that own your local TV and radio stations. And it plays an important role in making sure the Internet is…

Editor (2022-05-31). Report card on a failing economic system. mronline.org On Friday, May 6, the Federal Reserve released data showing that consumer credit (debt) has been accelerating since the fourth quarter of last year, with revolving credit (largely credit card debt) speeding up at an even greater pace since the third quarter of 2021.

Editor (2022-05-31). Who is to blame for 30 years of climate change inertia? mronline.org Two new books trace the history of global inaction over the climate emergency, and seek to identify the culprits.

John Helmer (2022-05-31). The Oligarchs play their cards—that's the loyalty card, the get out of jail free card, the rewards redemption card. mronline.org The Russian regime-change theory motivating U.S. sanctions against the Russian oligarchs is that they will trigger a palace coup in which the oligarchs will arrange a bullet for President Vladimir Putin's head, and in return the U.S. will give them back the keys to their yachts, mansions, and offshore bank accounts.

_____ (2022-05-31). South Korea's President Demonstrates Unusual Behavoir. journal-neo.org In materials dedicated to the new President of South Korea Yoon Seok-yeol, the author constantly emphasizes that it is wrong to perceive him as a typical representative of the conservative camp. Of course, part of his politics is dictated by him becoming president as the candidate from the People Power Party (PPP), but his personal …

Mark Gruenberg (2022-05-31). AFL-CIO town hall features young worker ideas for unionizing. peoplesworld.org MINNEAPOLIS—When you assemble a group of young activist workers, there's no shortage of new ideas for unionizing, or of new priorities for unions. AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler learned that in a Minneapolis "Town Hall" roundtable with seven of them in late May. "People think we're old and stodgy, but that's not true," Shuler said, explaining …

Prabhat Patnaik (2022-05-31). Reflections on the Sri Lankan economic crisis. mronline.org The American establishment and the new cold-warriors of that country put the blame on the Sri Lankan government's developing close economic relations with China (and we shall no doubt hear much more of it in the coming days); others blame the sheer "irresponsibility" of the government which is accused of "sleeping" when Sri Lanka's external debt was building up.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-31). Military Situation In Syria On May 31, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 31, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 5 times: 1 &#1 ; in Latakia province, 2 &#1 ; in Aleppo province, 2 &#1 ; in Hama province; | On May 31, Russian warplanes struck ISIS hideouts in Tadmur deserts; | On May 31, Russian warplanes struck ISIS hideouts in Rasafah deserts; | On May 30, a civilian was killed by a drone strike carried out by the Turkish Army near Qamishli city; | On May 30, artillery of Turkish-backed f…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2022-05-31). Petro wins first-round victory against right wing in Colombian presidential vote. peoplesworld.org During 212 years of Colombia's national independence, the propertied and wealthy classes, with military backing, have held the reins of power. Gustavo Petro and Francia Marquez, presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the Historical Pact coalition, scored a first-round victory in elections held on May 29. They are forerunners of a new kind of government for …

Anonymous765 (2022-05-31). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — May 31, 2022. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air w…

Eric A. Gordon (2022-05-31). Los Angeles June 7 primaries reflect major national issues. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles mayoral race has attracted national attention and seems to be dwindling down to two widely known figures (for very different reasons) who will face each other in the runoff in November. But there are many other races, too, in the city and in L.A. County. With 88 separate municipalities, …

Chauncey K. Robinson (2022-05-31). 'Crimes of the Future' review: A freakishly seductive voyage into the folly of man. peoplesworld.org The new science-fiction horror film Crimes of the Future is one that will make many who watch it uncomfortable. Not only because of its graphic depiction of body horror, but due to the questions the film poses regarding what it means to be human and the future of our kind. It's an imperfect movie with …

Norman Solomon (2022-05-31). How About Some Gun Control at the Pentagon? commondreams.org The weapons of war that maim and kill—the big ones and the small—let's do something to curb them all.

Kevin Martin, Phyllis Bennis (2022-05-31). A Renewed Iran Deal Provides a Way to Avoid the Threat of War. commondreams.org There's still time to undo Trump's reckless abandonment of diplomacy. The last thing the world needs is another regional arms race, or another war.

_____ (2022-05-31). Supreme Court's Latest Decision Devastating For Death Row Inmates. popularresistance.org On May 23, 2022, the Supreme Court issued yet another decision that does greater injustice to the US criminal (in)justice system. It ruled that state prisoners cannot submit claims of inadequate counsel to federal courts, thereby adding yet another barrier to those on death row who are seeking relief amidst serious concerns that justice was not served. | In a 6-3 opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the majority and did not defend a constitutional right, purportedly the Court's job, but rather expressed system concerns, asserting that the federal courts must "afford unwavering respect to the centrality of t…

Amarynth (2022-05-31). Europe now cheats or suffers. thesaker.is by Jorge Vilches for the Saker Blog Europe has now painted itself into an infamous corner with only two choices left, nothing else. Both are definitely bad and terribly expensive…

Amarynth (2022-05-31). The Sanctioned Ones: How Iran-Russia are setting new rules. thesaker.is While China, keen to ward off US sanctions as long as possible, is lagging, its RIC partners Iran and Russia are doing the legwork to break the west's global financial…

Amarynth (2022-05-31). Who are they, really? Ask a reporter who's seen a million Yellow Vest faces. thesaker.is by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker blog If I am permitted only one word to describe the Yellow Vests it is this: civic-minded. They are always referring to the common…

Amarynth (2022-05-31). Moscow, do not believe in (Belgradian) tears! thesaker.is By Vi≈°eslav Simiƒá for the Saker Blog &#1 ; Official Belgrade and Belgradian cultural and ecclesiastical "elites" are not only "unfriendly"[1] but are your enemies! It is now over 100 years…

_____ (2022-05-31). Does America Stand For Guns Or For Sanity? popularresistance.org I changed my flight back home to Hawai'i so I could be at the protest of the National Rifle Association (NRA) in Houston on Friday, May 27 following the mass murder of 19 kids and 2 teachers at the Uvalde, Texas elementary school earlier in the week. | The NRA callously refused to postpone its annual gun-selling convention in Houston despite the call for the organization to stand down in wake of yet another mass killing, the third in a period of three weeks with ten killed at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York and one person killed and five wounded in shooting at a church in Laguna Woods, California. | Thousands…

_____ (2022-05-31). Colombian Left May Be On The Verge Of Winning Power. popularresistance.org The Colombian Left has seen its greatest electoral successes ever in 2022. In March, during the combined congressional general election and presidential primary (yes, they do both on the same day), for the first time ever, the Left party alliance won the most congressional seats of any party, and the two Left presidential candidates came in first and third, respectively, in votes received across all parties. The governing right-wing party has almost totally collapsed, winning only 12% of the vote. Those elected to Congress in March included a few leaders of an historic general strike last May, including a college…

_____ (2022-05-31). Environmental Groups Release New Oil And Gas Threats Map. popularresistance.org In an effort to pressure President Joe Biden's administration to enact stronger oil and gas regulations, national environmental advocacy groups have released a new map that shows where people's health is threatened by extraction. | Earthworks and FracTrack Alliance coordinated to create the map using publicly-available data and peer-reviewed science. | The map is available online and people can type in their address to see how many production facilities are located within half a mile of their house. | According to the map, more than 144,000 New Mexicans live within half a mile of an oil or gas production site. Mo…

Staff (2022-05-31). Tomorrow: Orinoco Tribune Editorial Room Talk #3—Colombia: Elections, Internal Crisis & Regional Threat. orinocotribune.com Editorial note: This is a friendly reminder for the

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-31). Black America Takes Sides Between DL Hughley And Mo'Nique Beef: 3 Things To Know. moguldom.com Comedians D.L. Hughley and Mo'Nique are beefing and Black America has plenty to say about it. Some are Team DL while others are Team Mo'Nique. Many have been eagerly following the spat between the veteran jokesters. Some are highly entertained while others say it is no laughing matter. Here are three things to know about …

Ann Brown (2022-05-31). DJ Quik's Son, Liasion For Compton City Councilman Isaac Galvan, Arrested For Murder By Downey Police After Fight. moguldom.com The son of hip-hop star DJ Quik was arrested on a murder charge on May 25 in Los Angeles. DJ Quik's son, David M. Blake Jr., 27, works as a liaison for embattled Compton City Councilman Isaac Galvan — a job that, by definition, involves co-operation and the exchange of information. DJ Quik is a …

Ann Brown (2022-05-31). Black America Praises Gervonta Davis After Boxing Knockout Of Rolly Romero. moguldom.com The much-anticipated boxing match between Gervonta "Tank" Davis and Rolando "Rolly" Romero was well worth the hype in the WBA lightweight championship, according to Black America. Davis retained his WBA (regular) lightweight title, stopping Romero in the sixth round. During the match, which took place May 29 before 18,970 attendees in a sold-out crowd at New York City's …

Ann Brown (2022-05-31). Is The New Bakari Sellers-Endorsed PAC A Black Front Group For AIPAC And Wall Street? moguldom.com Democrat Bakari Sellers is putting his support behind a new political action committee called Urban Empowerment Action PAC — a coalition of Black and Jewish business leaders. This is raising questions about the PAC's purpose, such as whether it's a Black front for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and Wall Street. A PAC …

Ann Brown (2022-05-31). Director And Writer Of Classic 'Love Jones' Never Got Another Chance: 13 Things To Know. moguldom.com In 1997, young Black filmmaker Theodore Witcher debuted his first movie, "Love Jones," a small film that explored Black love and failed as a blockbuster hit but went on to become a cult classic. Featuring two well-liked and attractive lead actors, Nia Long and actor Larenz Tate, the refined love story did not take Hollywood …

Ann Brown (2022-05-31). Chicago Pastor: I Raised $12M For Community Youth Center In Chicago But BLM Won't Help Me Get The Rest. moguldom.com A pastor in Chicago has been trying to raise funds to build a community center on the city's troubled South Side and he said he reached out to Black Lives Matter for help in the fundraising but did not get a response. Since November 2021, Chicago pastor Rev. Corey B. Brooks has lived on the …

Brett Wilkins (2022-05-31). Court Rules 'Highly Imperiled' Bumblebees Can Be First Insects Protected by California Law. commondreams.org "With one out of every three bites of food we eat coming from a crop pollinated by bees, this court decision is critical to protecting our food supply," said one advocate.

Common Dreams staff (2022-05-31). 'I Approve This Message': Campaign Ad Mashup Exposes Gun-Obsessed GOP. commondreams.org "If you're only going to watch one thing today, make it this."

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-31). Sen. Duckworth Visits Taiwan Amid Soaring US-China Tensions. news.antiwar.com Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) Duckworth's visit marked her second trip to Taiwan within one year as congressional delegations to the island are becoming more frequent. Duckworth said the purpose of this week's trip was to "emphasize our support for Taiwan security." | "I do want to say that it is more than just about military.

Kathryn Joyce (2022-05-31). Republicans Are Channeling Tax Dollars to Right-Wing "Classical Education" truthout.org Last fall, when professors at Flagler College, a private liberal arts school in St. Augustine, Florida, gathered for a faculty senate meeting, they learned that the college administration had worked with their local legislator to propose a new

Noreply (2022-05-31). Life Is Coming Back In Mariupol. smoothiex12.blogspot.com Graham Phillips' excellent report on restoration of Mariupol. In related news, some reports are circulating that some US senior officers from allegedly

Andrea Mazzarino (2022-05-31). Endless War as Forever Terrorism. commondreams.org On the conflicts we can't win and the suffering we don't see.

Ruth Wilson Gilmore (2022-05-31). How Can We Organize in Ways That Challenge Boundaries and Defy Exclusion? truthout.org How do social movements convince people to identify with and take part in political struggle beyond a particular group or narrow economic interest? In this excerpt from

Sharon Zhang (2022-05-31). States Have Passed 9 Bills Making It Easier for Elections to Be Tampered With. truthout.org As Democrats' efforts to prevent voter suppression and election tampering bills have stalled in Congress, state lawmakers are still quietly passing bills to make it easier to intimidate and criminalize voters and election officials, a new report reveals. | In a report

William Rivers Pitt (2022-05-31). Pro Athletes Can Amplify Social Justice Movements — If They Follow Through. truthout.org It is the professional responsibility of journalists to highlight any conflict or bias that could tilt their objectivity. You see it in The Washington Post whenever there's a story about Jeff Bezos; somewhere in the body of the piece there is a parenthetical ("he's my boss, owns this paper") to inoculate the writer against accusations that they're trying to get away with something. In that spirit, let me be as plain as I can be: My bias is that I love Gabe Kapler. | My love affair with Kapler began when he was traded to my beloved Red Sox midseason in 2004 to shore up the defense. He hit nearly .300 and led the t…

Jason Ditz (2022-05-31). Israeli PM Claims Proof Iran Spied on IAEA. news.antiwar.com Last week, Israel accused Iran of having secretly spied on the IAEA, stealing documents to know what the IAEA was interested in, Israeli PM Naftali Bennett doubled down on the allegations Tuesday claiming that he knew it was true because he was holding the documentation in his hands. | Bennett said that there were over 100 pages of Persian language pages of specific plots on what they were doing. Israe…

Amarynth (2022-05-31). IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION & open thread. thesaker.is We encountered a technical issue on The Saker Blog. This necessitated a system restore back to yesterday morning. Herb informs me that it is the first time on our production…

Editor2 (2022-05-31). Díaz-Canel: The Voice of Cuba will be Heard at the Ninth Summit of the Americas. orinocotribune.com President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez thanked countries which have taken a courageous, dignified position, denouncing exclusions from the Summit of the Americas, and stated that he will not attend the meeting, in any case | The First Secretary of the Communist Party Central Committee and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, speaking yesterday during a meeting of the Council of Ministers, reiterated Cuba's positions and principles in relation to the upcoming Ninth Summit of the Americas, which It will take place June 6-10, in the U.S. city of Los Angeles. | We all know, he emphasized, that the gov…

Imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-31). Carbon storage: Imperial researchers win BEIS funding for new modelling approach. imperial.ac.uk Imperial researchers have received almost £1m for their new modelling approach towards storing CO2 underground to help combat the climate crisis.

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-31). US Suspends Abraham Accords Aid for Sudan, Wants Israel to Denounce Coup. news.antiwar.com The US has "The United States is not moving forward at this time with assistance originally committed to Sudan's civilian-led transitional government in connection with its efforts to improve Sudan's bilateral relationship with Israel," a State Department spokesman told The Times of Israel. | The spokesm…

Ann Wright (2022-05-31). Pledging Allegiance to the Gun-Loving Insanity of the United States. commondreams.org It is time to end the allegiance of too many in our country to guns and violence and to begin to walk a path towards common sense solutions.

Julia Conley (2022-05-31). To Avoid Same Fate As US, Canada's Trudeau Proposes Strict New Gun Laws. commondreams.org "The Texas attack so shocked a nation that it's considering aggressive gun action. Unfortunately for the country that suffered the attack, that country is Canada."

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