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2021-05-16: News Headlines

James L. Gelvin (2021-05-16). As the Palestinian minority takes to the streets, Israel is having its own Black Lives Matter moment. juancole.com ( The Conversation) — The images and reports coming from Israel, Jerusalem and Gaza in recent days are shocking. They are also surprising to those who thought the 2020 Abraham Accords and subsequent agreements to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan would place the conflict between Israelis and …

Staff (2021-05-16). How El Nacional Building was Found After Executive Embargo — Meanwhile Al Jazeera and AP Offices in Gaza Bombed to the Ground. orinocotribune.com Diosdado Cabello, Venezuelan National Assembly deputy, posted two images on his Twitter account, showing the completely empty building of the newspaper El Nacional, in Caracas, "without workers or equipment," and there were even some offices given on rent to other companies. | This came just a few hours after the notice by poster delivered to the owners of the newspaper this Friday afternoon, informing of the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) to proceed with an executive embargo of the main headquarters of the national daily, resulting from a defamation trial initiated by Cabello against the news out…

Juan Cole (2021-05-16). "Making the enemy blind": Did Israeli AF destroy Highrise housing AP and Al-Jazeera to Hide War Crimes? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Associated Press is flatly denying the Israeli military's cover story for why it bombarded the al-Jala tower in Gaza, which housed media offices of AP and al-Jazeera, and where dozens of journalists were based. Israel maintains that there was a Hamas intelligence unit in the building that was targeting …

_____ (2021-05-16). Prominent Muslim Group To Boycott White House Eid Celebration. popularresistance.org The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a prominent American Muslim organization, announced Saturday it will boycott the White House's annual Eid celebration over the Biden administration's stance on Israel amid spiking violence in the Gaza Strip. | CAIR said it was joining with other groups in the boycott over the White House's "incredibly disappointing and deeply disturbing" response to the violence. | "We cannot in good conscience celebrate Eid with the Biden Administration while it literally aids, abets and justifies the Israeli apartheid government's indiscriminate bombing of innocent men, women an…

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-16). Israel kills Gaza families in their homes on Nakba Day. electronicintifada.net Media tower bombed to "disrupt coverage of the human suffering in Gaza."

Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-16). Understanding Israel's Latest Attack on Gaza — And Who Benefits. juancole.com ( Foreign Policy in Focus) — "Both sides need to de-escalate." "No one benefits from this. " You'll hear a lot of statements like that from pundits, elected officials, government spokespeople, and mainstream media anytime there's violence in Israel-Palestine. In the last few days, Israeli war planes, armed drones, and artillery mounted on tanks have …

_____ (2021-05-16). Palestine Supporters Rally In Cities Across The United States And Europe. popularresistance.org On May 15th, the sixth straight day of Israeli bombardment of Gaza, Palestinians and their supporters gathered in cities across the US to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe) and to call for an end to the Israeli bombardment, land theft and military occupation of Palestine. | Large protests of thousands of people took place in Madrid, Paris, London, Istanbul, New York, Washington DC, Sydney, Auckland (New Zealand), Portland, Austin, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Houston, Toronto,San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas, and San Diego, among others. | Protesters across the US demanded an end to US…

_____ (2021-05-16). On Contact: Palestinian And Israeli Hostilities. popularresistance.org Chris Hedges discusses the disputes between the Palestinians and Israelis with Palestinian political activist Dr. Sami Al-Arian. | Hedges argues that nearly all the words and phrases used by the Democrats, Republicans, and the talking heads in the media to describe the unrest inside Israel and the heaviest Israeli assault against the Palestinians since the 2014 attacks on Gaza, which lasted 51 days and killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, including 551 children, are a lie. | Israel, by employing its military machine against an occupied population that does not have mechanized units, an air force, navy, drones, mi…

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-05-16). The Israel Narrative is Crumbling Because of Phone Cameras and the Internet. orinocotribune.com By Caitlin Johnstone — May 11, 2021 | "Twenty-four people, including nine children, were killed in Gaza overnight, most of them in Israeli strikes," reads a Nine children, killed with Remember kids,

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-16). Palestinians in Israel now face far-right mob violence backed by the state. dissidentvoice.org With Jerusalem ablaze and Gaza on the brink of another major Israeli onslaught, it has been easy to overlook the rapidly escalating ethnic violence inside Israel, where one in five of the population is Palestinian. These 1.8 million Palestinians — Israeli citizens in little more than name — have spent the past week venting their …

Hanan Ashrawi (2021-05-16). U.S. Backing Has Given Israel License to Kill & Maim Palestinians. zcomm.org Israel's latest assault on Gaza is turning life in the besieged territory into "sheer hell," aided by U.S. military and diplomatic support…

Marjorie Cohn (2021-05-16). Israel Isn't Entitled to "Self-Defense" Against the People Under Its Occupation. zcomm.org "This is the worst I witnessed in my life. No safe haven in Gaza, so bloody and brutal."

Peninsula Peace, Justice Center (2021-05-16). Monday 5/17: Gaza: Palestinians Under Siege Webinar w/ Joel Beinin, Middle East Scholar Stanford. indybay.org Online event via Zoom…

_____ (2021-05-16). Roger Waters On Israel's Crimes And Palestine's Resistance. popularresistance.org Roger Waters and Vijay Prashad talk about the brutal Israeli apartheid and violence on Palestinians, the defiant resistance of the Palestinian people and the global struggle against imperialism and settler colonialism.

_____ (2021-05-16). The Zionism Discourse On Palestine Is Crumbling. popularresistance.org On April 27, one of the world's largest and most credible rights groups, Human Rights Watch (HRW), concluded, in a comprehensive 213-pages report, that Israel is an apartheid state. | "Across these areas and in most aspects of life, Israeli authorities methodically privilege Jewish Israelis and discriminate against Palestinians. Laws, policies, and statements by leading Israeli officials make plain that the objective of maintaining Jewish Israeli control over demographics, political power and land has long guided government policy," the report entitled "A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of A…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-16). "Much Worse than Apartheid": Israel's Discourse on Palestine is Crumbling. juancole.com On April 27, one of the world's largest and most credible rights groups, Human Rights Watch (HRW), concluded, in a comprehensive 213-pages report, that Israel is an apartheid state. "Across these areas and in most aspects of life, Israeli authorities methodically privilege Jewish Israelis and discriminate against Palestinians. Laws, policies, and statements by leading Israeli …

Peter Maiden (2021-05-16). Protest in Solidarity with Palestine in Fresno. indybay.org 73rd year of the Nakba marked by Palestinians in Fresno May 15. Hundreds turned out.

Anonymous103 (2021-05-16). Hezbollah: The Liberation Of Palestine Entered Its Last Stage. southfront.org Illustrative image | Interview of Sayed Hashem Safi al-Din, Head of the Executive Office of Hezbollah, on May 11, 2021. Originally published on

Islamic Society of Monterey County (2021-05-16). Sunday 5/16: Monterey: Stand in Solidarity with Palestine. indybay.org Window on the Bay, 717 Del Monte Ave., Monterey, CA…

Networker (2021-05-16). Tomorrow morning! (Saturday, 5/15): Two online events about Palestine! indybay.org Here are 2 online events about Palestine taking place tomorrow morning, Saturday, May 15. These events are hosted in Canada and the UK, however, the listed times are for our "Pacific time zone". Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-05-16). Rep. Rashida Tlaib Speaks Truth to Power on Palestine. indybay.org On the floor of the US Congress on 5/13/21, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan stated in her moving 10 minute speech below, that "If there's one thing Detroit instilled in this Palestinian girl from Southwest, it's you always speak truth to power, even if your voice shakes. The freedom of Palestinians is connected to the fight against oppression all over the world." We will be there for her and Palestine on 5/15/21 at 16th & Valencia, SF in opposition to the 75% of US Congress who, as Tlaib stated: "signed a letter pledging that Israel shall never be made to comply with basic human rights laws that other countries th…

Allan Fisher (2021-05-16). Sunday 5/16: Protest Israel's USA funded human rights abuses of Palestinians. indybay.org Corner of Ocean and Water Streets, Santa Cruz. Sponsored by Palestine Justice Coalition.

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-05-16). 5/15/21 From SF to DC for Palestine: Thousands on the March. indybay.org Perhaps 2,000 marched in San Francisco for Palestine with dozens of Palestinian flags on Mission Street from 16th to 24th Street and beyond and among other places, right under the noses of Congress and the White House, Washington DC had thousands of supporters of Palestine on the March on 5/15/21. See the livestream of DC at www.pscp.tv/w/1eaJbnAMYlZJX

Michael F. Brown (2021-05-16). Democratic leadership stands with Israel. electronicintifada.net QAnon Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene attacks "JihadSquad."

_____ (2021-05-16). Support Jailed Whistleblower Daniel Hale. popularresistance.org Hale is a veteran of the US Air Force. During his military service from 2009 to 2013, he participated in the US drone program, working with both the National Security Agency and the Joint Special Operations Task Force at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. After leaving the Air Force, Hale became an outspoken opponent of the US targeted killings program, US foreign policy more generally, and a supporter of whistleblowers. He publicly spoke out at conferences, forums, and public panels. He was featured prominently in the award-winning documentary National Bird, a film about whistleblowers in the US drone program w…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic again receives top honors for high-quality patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Eleven? hospitals across?Mayo Clinic?received star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Overall Hospital Quality. Six of the 11 hospitals earned five stars — the best score possible. The national average is 3 of 5 stars. The star rating provides patients with information about multiple dimensions of quality …

Oliver Boyd-Barrett (2021-05-16). Ottoman's Forever Empire and its Multiple Triggers for War. dissidentvoice.org Trading Genocides On April 24, 2021, US President Joseph Biden declared that the massacre of 1.5 million Turkish Armenians in 1915 constituted genocide. As to whether genocide is the word Americans can consent to use about Native Americans who suffered death, torture, displacement, apartheid and disease at the hands, mainly, of European settlers in the …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-16). Sudan may see renewed protests after the killing of two youth by soldiers. peoplesdispatch.org Two were killed and 37 others were wounded on May 11 when soldiers opened fire at a demonstration outside the army HQ, demanding justice for the protesters slain in the massacre on June 3, 2019…

Ari Paul (2021-05-16). Jobs Report Coverage Lacked Context, Worker Perspective. commondreams.org The New York Post reported that restaurants are desperate to hire workers—but not so desperate enough to offer higher wages, apparently. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-05-16). Egypt's "Hunger Pandemic" Exposes Neoliberal Roots of Food Insecurity Crisis. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — Apr 16, 2021 | Egypt is one among the five countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region most affected by hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. Widespread hunger in Egypt follows an international pattern. The World Food Program (WFP), the branch of the United Nations responsible for delivering food assistance, expects to need to serve 138 million people in 2021 — the most ever in its 60-year history. | The inability of the majority of countries in the world to effectively counteract hunger is a result of decades of neoliberal policies. These policies have either instituted…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Preventive screening during COVID-19 pandemic leads to early diagnosis of treatable breast cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers have been concerned about a growing number of patients delaying or skipping preventive screenings because they have been hesitant to see their health care provider. Experts have stressed that it's not only safe to come in for preventive screenings, but also it's important to avoid future health problems …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Cold vs. allergies during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to the common cold, allergies and COVID-19, overlapping symptoms can be confusing. In this Q&A, Dr. Arveen Bhasin, a Mayo Clinic allergist and immunologist, provides some clarity by comparing and contrasting the signs and symptoms of these conditions: What are allergy symptoms?Allergy symptoms can affect the nose, sinuses and lungs. These symptoms …

Sumedha Pal (2021-05-16). Inside India's Vaccine Divide. counterpunch.org India, the pharmacy of the world is currently facing a devastating second wave of the COVID pandemic. With a surge in infections crossing the 400,000 mark on a daily basis, the population of over a billion people were pinning its hopes on the ongoing vaccination drive. This, as the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, is staring

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Talking to your children about vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12-15 years. So parents and caregivers may be getting even more questions from children about whether vaccines are safe and how vaccines can help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Information in this article was contributed by Jennifer …

Speak Out Now (2021-05-16). Saturday 6/5: The Tokyo Summer Olympics: Capitalist Mega-Games in a Pandemic. indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal (2021-05-16). Israel Charged with War Crimes and Genocide. Complete 2013 Judgment of the Kuala Lumpur Tribunal. globalresearch.ca The Tribunal deplores the failure of international institutions to punish the State of Israel for its crimes and its total lack of respect of International Law and the institutions of the United Nations.

Jacob Sugarman (2021-05-16). We're Living With the Consequences of Rich Nations' Vaccine Hoarding. zcomm.org The Biden administration has finally backed a patent waiver for Covid vaccines, but it's already too late for Argentina and countless countries across the Global South…

Toward increasing Networking (2021-05-16). Online events w/ Bill McKibben, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Peter Linebaugh, Chomsky & others. indybay.org Here are some 27 online events taking place over the next 10 days (and starting tomorrow, May 16), featuring people such as Bill McKibben, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Peter Linebaugh, Cynthia Kaufman, Noam Chomsky, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, Australia, and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

_____ (2021-05-16). What's Happening With Youth Protest And Police In Colombia. popularresistance.org The demonstrations in Bogotá, Colombia kick off with musical performances, theatrical shows and people in traditional dress; they're like festivals. Young people fill the capital's major transitways and the Plaza de Simon Bolivar, a downtown square that is home to several culturally and politically significant buildings, to have their voices heard, Yaneth Ordoñez, an artist and high school teacher at the protests said. | But this time, the government has met civilians with bullets. | On April 28, Colombians protested, in large part, as a response to tax increases proposed by president Iván Duque's government. Cri…

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-05-16). Six Months Before Regional Elections in Venezuela — What Polls Show. orinocotribune.com Caracas, May 15 (OrinocoTribune.com) — Almost six months before the mega regional elections in Venezuela scheduled for November, in which governors, mayors and city council members will be elected, a poll carried out by the firm Hinterlaces is showing positive trends in favor of the ruling PSUV and Chavismo, despite a high percentage of the electorate identifying themselves as politically non-aligned or non-affiliated to any party. | The regional elections are scheduled for Sunday, November 21, as announced last Thursday by the newly elected National Electoral Council (CNE) authorities. This new CNE board ha…

_____ (2021-05-16). Leaving No One Behind In The City. popularresistance.org There is a general consensus that cities and public transport will play a central role in the recovery from Covid-19. Some have called this the "urban opportunity". From investments in sustainable mobility, to enhancing the role of public transport and the electrification of transport, these discussions have often centered on the potential for the transport sector to provide green jobs, lower emissions, to create access and reshape society along more equitable lines in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My uncle was diagnosed with COVID-19, and his doctors mentioned the possibility of putting him on ECMO. What does this mean? ANSWER: A COVID-19 infection can lead to mild symptoms for many people, but for others, it can cause life-threatening lung failure. In cases like your uncle's, traditional life support measures, such as a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Fatigue, perceived cognitive impairment and mood disorders associated with post-COVID-19 syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ?– Patients diagnosed with post-COVID-19 syndrome, also known as "PCS," "COVID-19 long-haul syndrome" and "Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS COV-2," experience symptoms such as mood disorders, fatigue and perceived cognitive impairment that can negatively affect returning to work and resuming normal activities, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The …

TheCOVIDBlog (2021-05-16). Seychelles: World's Most Vaccinated Country See Surges in COVID-19 Cases, as USA Changes Rules for Testing Vaccinated People. globalresearch.ca The vaccine agenda …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic to offer more walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic held a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Rochester on Wednesday, May 5. At this clinic, one patient shared why he came in to get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Watch: Patient discusses why he chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. youtu.be/ORLLLOOJ7eg Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites and b-roll of the Mayo Clinic walk-in COVID-19 …

Newsclick (2021-05-16). COVID-19 vaccine: Who holds intellectual property rights? peoplesdispatch.org Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talk about the recent debates on the intellectual property rights on vaccines and the possibilities of mass immunization…

_____ (2021-05-16). Help Three Native American Women Save Their Hospital. popularresistance.org When Donna Gilbert asked me to be a part of her lawsuit, I immediately said yes. After having survived three other lawsuits, I should have been leery. But when peoples' lives are at stake, it is not hard to make a hard decision. | Initially it was the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court (OST). It was my son's idea to go to the Tribal Court because we knew what the outcome would be. The OST court would dismiss our case because the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board (GPTCHB) was under the jurisdiction of the state of South Dakota and was not a Tribal Organization. But we needed this verified by a court. We also knew…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-16). Defying ban on 'unauthorized protests,' Algerians take to the streets in large numbers. peoplesdispatch.org The Hirak protests continued on Friday despite a recent ban on unauthorized protests. Those on the streets were met with massive police deployment and large-scale detentions…

Rod Driver (2021-05-16). How the Rich Hide Their Wealth: Tax Havens and Capital Flight. globalresearch.ca "I believe that …

Mouris Salloum George (2021-05-16). México — Un delito electoral se paga con cárcel. globalizacion.ca El uso de los programas sociales con fines electorales es ya un delito grave y se paga con cárcel, pero resulta que estos programas y de hecho se están utilizando para comprar votos a través de tarjetas, despensas, regalos de…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Consumer Health: Stroke awareness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke. 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Consumer Health: Treating polycystic ovary syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Complications can include infertility, gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, miscarriage or premature birth, and endometrial cancer. Signs and symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome vary. A diagnosis is made when women experience at least two of these signs: Irregular periods.Elevated levels of male …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic playing key role in helping injured Minnesotans safely return to work. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — An effort supported by Mayo Clinic to help more injured Minnesotans be able to return to work has received a major boost. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the state of Minnesota $19.5 million to expand an innovative program that seeks to help workers suffering from injury or illness stay in the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for patent foramen ovale. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 36 and do not have any significant medical concerns, but due to a family member's heart health issues, it was recommended I have a cardiac evaluation. After undergoing an echocardiogram, I was surprised to be told that I have a patent foramen ovale. The cardiologist said I don't need to be treated …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente announce strategic investment in Medically Home to expand access to serious or complex care at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn., and OAKLAND, Calif. ? Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente are partnering in an unprecedented collaboration to allow more patients to receive acute level of care and recovery services in the comfort, convenience and safety of their homes. Beginning with significant strategic investments in Medically Home Group, a Boston-based, technology-enabled services company, Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Consumer Health: Staying active and exercising with osteoporosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease, which affects approximately 10 million Americans, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Infographic: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET). newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.?More health tip infographics: ?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Know the warning signs of stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted, depriving the brain of oxygen. It's important to recognize the warning signs of stroke, because prompt treatment can minimize brain damage. Every moment is crucial. "Strokes commonly occur in …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Consumer Health: Endometriosis, ovarian cancer and infertility — what are the connections? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been diagnosed with endometriosis, you may have questions about whether that raises your risk for other conditions, including ovarian cancer and infertility. With endometriosis, tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Signs of depression in teens and how to help. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. Although depression can occur at any time in life, symptoms may differ between teens and adults. Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Consumer Health: Bladder cancer awareness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers. Nearly 84,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2021, according to the American Cancer Society. Bladder cancer occurs in men more frequently than in women, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-16). Why lung cancer screening is important, especially for minorities. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. By the time lung cancer symptoms develop, the disease is usually too far advanced to cure. Studies show that lung cancer screening reduces the risk of dying from the disease. Screening is usually reserved for …

Badri Raina (2021-05-16). The 'Nationalists' must consult the Nation in Finding a Way Forward. zcomm.org Close to four hundred districts in India now have a positivity rate of twenty percent or more…

UERMWA (2021-05-16). United Electrical Condemns Attacks on Palestinian People. zcomm.org Working people need and deserve, instead, a foreign policy based on diplomacy, peace, and international solidarity…

Bernie Sanders (2021-05-16). The U.S. Must Stop Being an Apologist for the Netanyahu Government. zcomm.org Over more than a decade of his right-wing rule in Israel, Mr. Netanyahu has cultivated an increasingly intolerant and authoritarian type of racist nationalism…

Steve Pleich (2021-05-16). Stay Away Ordinance Casts Long Shadow. indybay.org Activists Fear Increased Use of Stay Away Power…

Regeneración Advocacy Committee (2021-05-16). Wednesday 5/26: Reimagining Public Safety: Alternatives to Police for Nonviolent Crisis Calls. indybay.org Free Online Event. Register Here: http: //bit.ly/CAHOOTS_watsonville…

Alessandro Pagani (2021-05-16). øNakba? Ahora basta: Queremos Marwun Barghuti. globalizacion.ca En la Palestina israelizada, después de que la ONU, en 1948, sancionara una división injusta del territorio entre presencia histórica y presencia entrante, estaba la Nakba, la "catástrofe". Sólo el primer paso hacia la erradicación casi total de los palestinos,…

Thalif Deen (2021-05-16). Estados Unidos protege a Israel con veto tras veto en el Consejo Seguridad. globalizacion.ca El Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas (CSNU), su órgano político más poderoso, ha permanecido en gran medida silencioso o ineficaz en la resolución del conflicto armado de más larga data en Medio Oriente, que involucra a israelíes y…

Diane Ravitch (2021-05-16). Jan Resseger: Will the Biden Administration Revive the Failed Policies of NCLB and Obama? commondreams.org It looks like Biden is winding the clock backward on education. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Cat Wilmott (2021-05-16). Stephanie Bice Dismisses Q-Anon. indybay.org This is a response to a Politico article about incoming GOP member Stephanie Bice. It addresses her denial of Q-Anon.

Keith McHenry (2021-05-16). A Victory for Chaos and Cruelty – The Logic of Internment Advanced Against the Unhoused. indybay.org We can only hope that the celluloid avatars at the Santa Cruz City Council are clueless, otherwise their "Camping Services and Standards Ordinance" is just naked sadism.

Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs (2021-05-16). Sunday 5/23: SOUPSTOCK 2021 – The 41st Anniversary of the founding of Food Not Bombs. indybay.org Laurel and Front Streets, Santa Cruz…

From Governor Newsom Office (2021-05-16). California Reparations Task Force to Study Reparations. indybay.org California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Appointments to First-in-the-Nation Task Force to Study Reparations for African Americans…

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-05-16). Thursday 6/17: David & Margaret Talbot: By the Light of Burning Dreams. indybay.org Online webinar…

Dan Bacher (2021-05-16). Catastrophic juvenile fish kill unfolds on Klamath River. indybay.org "Right now, the Klamath River is full of dead and dying fish on the Yurok Reservation," said Frankie Myers, the Yurok Tribe's Vice Chairman. "This disease will kill most of the baby salmon in the Klamath, which will impact fish runs for many years to come. For salmon people, a juvenile fish kill is an absolute worst-case scenario."

Stop Ripping Off The College (2021-05-16). CCSF President Shanel Williams Pushing For $35K A Month For Chancellor. indybay.org The Board President of San Francisco City College Shanel Williams after pushing for concession bargaining with the faculty that ended up in massive concessions now wants to give the Chancellor and union buster Rajen Vurdien for his good work.

David Bollier (2021-05-16). Why Karl Polanyi Still Matters. indybay.org In The Great Transformation, Karl Polanyi explains why the economy must be embedded in society and society must not be embedded in the economy. He describes land, labor and money as "fictitious commodities" since they cannot be multiplied and created on the market.

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM (2021-05-16). Monday 6/21: Andrew Bacevich & Philip Maldari: America's Role in World Transformed. indybay.org Online webinar…

WSWS repost (2021-05-16). End of CDC masking guidelines aimed at "normalizing" death. indybay.org The CDC's guidance is a political, not a scientific decision. It is intended to signal that all remaining measures that impinge on business interests, from social distancing requirements to enhanced sanitary guidelines, are to be dropped.

Goldman Environmental Foundation (2021-05-16). Tuesday 6/15: Goldman Environmental Prize Virtual Ceremony. indybay.org

Juan Cole (2021-05-15). Gaza and Israel's Kidnapper's Dilemma: Keeping a Million Children Brutalized in its dark Basement. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — A war is when two antagonists fight one another all-out, until in fairly short order one wins and the other loses. On December 11, 1941, Mussolini declared war on the United States. Then later on the US invaded Italy from Tunisia under Gen. Patton. On July 25, 1943, Mussolini lost …

Ali Abunimah (2021-05-15). Blowing apart a monstrous Israeli lie. electronicintifada.net It's a dehumanizing libel that Palestinians sacrifice their kids to make Israel look bad.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Israel wages war on Gaza and its own cities. wsws.org According to the United Nations, Israeli air strikes have destroyed or severely damaged more than 200 homes and 24 schools in Gaza in the past five days, while damage to pipe networks and power cuts threaten the already limited access to fresh water and electricity.

Antonio García (2021-05-15). Polvo llena de sangre en las calles de Gaza. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Fight Back (2021-05-15). Lebanese protesters cross borders to occupied Palestine, face Israeli gunfire. fightbacknews.org According to a report from Lebanon's authoritative news outlet Al-Manar, a demonstration supporting the resistance in Palestine crossed the border between Lebanon and the territory under Israeli occupation on May 13. | "A number of Lebanese protesters demonstrated spontaneously near the barbed-wire fence off the Israeli settlement of Al-Metula, storming the border an crossing shortly into the occupied Palestinian territories," reports Al-Manar, which had a reporter on the scene. | "The protesters held Lebanon's, Hezbollah's and Palestine's flags and chanted slogans in support of Gaza against the Israeli agg…

_____ (2021-05-15). Israel Is Killing Women And Children In Gaza. popularresistance.org Women and children account for nearly half of the more than 120 Palestinians killed in Gaza since Monday, according to Al-Mezan, a human rights group in the territory. | This contradicts Israel's claims that it is targeting Hamas infrastructure and making great efforts to avoid harming civilians. | The death toll will likely climb higher as bodies are recovered from the rubble of the buildings that were "destroyed over their residents' heads," the rights group stated on Friday. Al-Mezan and the London-based Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights said on Friday that like it did in 2014, Israel was targeting family h…

Fra Hughes (2021-05-15). Sheikh Jarrah, Al Quds and the Right of Resistance. orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes, Belfast — May 13, 2021 | Al Quds the red line | Al Quds or Jerusalem, is the red line for the Palestinian people, the diaspora, and the Arab collective. | It is the capital of Palestine and home to the third holiest shrine in Islam, the Al Aqsa Mosque. | Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad was transported from the Great Mosque in Mecca to Al Aqsa during the Night Journey. Islamic tradition holds that Muhammad led prayers towards this site for 16-17 months after his migration to Mecca. | So how did we get to this current impasse? | Jerusalem is in flames, Gaza is being bombed back to the ston…

Tamara Nassar (2021-05-15). Israel kills Palestinians in West Bank as it bombs Gaza. electronicintifada.net Child fatally shot and PA officer killed by "mistake."

_____ (2021-05-15). Israel Doesn't Have A 'Right To Exist'. popularresistance.org In 1991, Israeli and Palestinian representatives gathered in Madrid, Spain to restart a "peace process" they hoped, at least ostensibly, would lay the groundwork for a future "two-state solution." Three decades later, as Israeli bombs rain down on Gaza, the creation of an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza seems further from realization than ever. | The idea of a two-state solution never made much sense. The West Bank and Gaza are geographically disconnected, and the Gaza Strip takes up all of 140.9 square miles. Under the terms of a future two-state deal, the residents of this tiny strip of…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-15). Hidden Causes And Apparent Results Of Gaza Crisis. southfront.org Illustrative imageDEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54s BITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7trmw070e3mydgq63zq348v | OR CONTACT US : info@southfront.org | The whole world keenly follows the "sudden "conflict between Israelis and Arabs. The shell…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Hamas Suicide Drone, Mortars Targeted Israeli Kissufim Military Base Near Gaza (Videos, Photos). southfront.org The Shehab suicide drone. Illustrative image. | On May 15, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, attacked a base of the Israeli military near the settlement of Kissufim to the east of the Gaza Strip. | In a statement, the faction said that it had targeted a gathering of Israeli troops inside the base with a Shehab suicide drone and mortar rounds. | The Israeli military claimed that the drone was intercepted by the Iron Dome system. Yet, local sources confirmed that several mortar rounds landed near Ki…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Israeli Army Knocks Down Another Tower In Gaza After Deadly Rocket Attack On Tel Aviv (Videos, Photos). southfront.org On May 15, the Israeli military knocked down another tower in the Gaza Strip after a deadly rocket attack on…

John Gilmore (2021-05-15). The Heat: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. america.cgtn.com The Israeli military continued a major offensive Friday in Gaza while more rockets were fired into Israel by Hamas militants. There were also confrontations between Israeli troops and Palestinians spreading across parts of the West Bank Meanwhile, in Colombia, a wave of anti-government protests …

Common Dreams staff (2021-05-15). Israeli Bombs Destroy Gaza Media Center; AP, Al-Jazeera, Others Taken Out. commondreams.org Israel destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed offices of The Associated Press, Al-Jazeera and other media outlets on Saturday, the latest step by Israel to silence reporting | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2021-05-15). Anger mounts in Turkey at Israel's onslaught against Gaza. wsws.org The Turkish government and other venal bourgeois regimes in the Middle East are all complicit in the Israeli government's assault on the Palestinians.

WSWS (2021-05-15). EU powers back Israeli war on Gaza, banning anti-war protests. wsws.org The EU is unambiguously supporting the one-sided Israeli onslaught against Gaza, banning demonstrations in Paris and Frankfurt against this ongoing massacre.

Staff (2021-05-15). Battleground Baltimore: From Baltimore to Palestine. therealnews.com In this week's roundup of Baltimore news we talk about Baltimoreans responding to what's happening to Palestinians, renters' rights advocates organizing against a hedge fund, and a likely new trial for Keith Davis Jr.

Richard Becker (2021-05-15). 73 years after 'al-Nakba' in Palestine. liberationnews.org May 14 marks the 60th anniversary of what is billed in the U.S. and Israeli mainstream media as Israel's "independence," and what the Palestinian and Arab peoples as a whole know as al-Nakba—the Catastrophe.

_____ (2021-05-15). Israel's Pogroms In Jerusalem Could Spark The Destruction Of al-Aqsa. popularresistance.org As the holy month of Ramadan comes to a close, it is becoming clear that the violence against Palestinians in Jerusalem has been ramped up in a coordinated effort by the Israeli government, the Jerusalem municipality, the Israeli police, and violent Zionist gangs. | These latest events must be seen in the larger context of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in general, and of Jerusalem in particular. They should also be seen in the context of internal Israeli politics. Jerusalem is burning and Israeli politicians go on about their business of mud-slinging as if this was not their problem and not a single one think…

_____ (2021-05-15). Zionism's Endgame Has Begun. popularresistance.org Last week the Guardian newspaper in London expressed shame over one of its worst errors of judgment: that in 1917 it supported and facilitated the Balfour Declaration, the imperial document that awarded Jews the "right" to make a homeland in Palestine. This counter-declaration was met with rage by Israel supporters. | And well it should, for it represents another blow to the legitimacy of Zionism in the west. All around us today we hear these blows falling on the central creed of Israel: the supposed right of a Jewish collective to national self-determination in a land populated by others. | I'll remind you of so…

Palestine Action Network (2021-05-15). Saturday 5/15: San Francisco Protest for Palestine. indybay.org 16th and Valencia BART Station…

repost (2021-05-15). Saturday 5/15: Nakba 73 — We Will Return to Palestine. indybay.org 24th and Mission, 24th St BART and Valencia and Liberty between 20th and 21st Streets, San Francisco…

Ajamu Baraka (2021-05-15). From Palestine to Colombia: The end of the White world colonial/capitalist project? mronline.org Despite the quickening decline of the "West," the U.S. and its junior partners in imperialism are determined to hold humanity hostage to terminal capitalist greed and violence. | May 15, 2021 | Newswire…

Editorial Team (2021-05-15). Thousands march for Palestine. challenge-magazine.org Ben Ughetti, is a member of the YCL's East of England branch | Today (15 May 2021) across Britain, hundreds of thousands of people gathered to protest the oppressive Israeli regime and their constant bombardment of Palestinian people in cities across Britain including London, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Aberdeen. | Thousands of people made themselves present to voice their opposition to the fascistic regime of Benjamin Netanyahu. These protests have been a result of recent aggressions by the Israeli Defence Force which, at the time of writing, have resulted in death or 65 i…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-15). We choose human rights instead: Roger Waters on Israel's crimes and Palestine's resistance. peoplesdispatch.org Roger Waters and Vijay Prashad talk about the Israel's apartheid policy, the primal disdain on display in the occupied territories and Palestinians' defiant resistance…

_____ (2021-05-15). Italian Dockers Refuse To Load Arms Shipment To Israel. popularresistance.org This Friday the Asiatic Island arrived in the port of Livorno, Italy. Thanks to the report of the Autonomous Collective of Port Workers of Genoa and the WeaponWatch association, the port workers, organized in L'Unione Sindacale di Base, learned that the ship was filled with weapons and explosives bound for the Israeli dock of Ashdod. These weapons and explosives would be used to kill Palestinians, who have already been hit by a brutal Israeli military offensive that has murdered hundreds of victims, including many children. The union announced shortly after that it would not allow this or any other maritime shipm…

Sarah Aziza (2021-05-15). Can Palestinian Lives Matter? zcomm.org George Floyd's death penetrated the American imagination. Now Palestinians fight for the right to be human. Will the world see them?>

Eds. (2021-05-15). Palestinian community in Lydda calls for international protection from Israeli state-sanctioned pogroms. mronline.org Following a night of racist attacks by far-right Israeli extremists, Palestinians living in Lydda (Lod) are calling for immediate international intervention to defend them before it is too late. | May 15, 2021…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-15). Around the World in 8 Minutes: The Nakba never ended. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode of Around the World in 8 Minutes, we look at the continuation of the Nakba but also the heroic and persistent resistance of Palestinians and anti-imperialists globally to over 7 decades of Zionist colonial violence.

_____ (2021-05-15). American And Palestinian Unionists Build International Solidarity. popularresistance.org Abdel-Al‚Äâ—‚Äâwho lives in occupied East Jerusalem‚Äâ—‚Äâis visiting Chicago this week at the invitation of the United Electrical Workers (UE), the U.S. Palestinian Community Network, and Jewish Voice for Peace to enlist the support of the U.S. labor movement in the Palestinian liberation struggle. He addressed standing-room-only audiences of rank-and-file unionists at last weekend's Labor Notes conference and again on Tuesday night at the local UE Hall. | A machine repair technician by trade, Abdel-Al has been a union activist for t…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-05-15). Chavismo Gets Ready to Roll for November elections. orinocotribune.com With the guideline of creating a methodology for a simple, practical and fast electoral strategy, the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) is working from the get go on choosing its candidates for the upcoming regional and local elections, announced by the CNE to be held on November 21. | The first vice president of PSUV, Diosdado Cabello, addressed the issue during a videoconference held with the secretaries of the party. Cabello, likewise, highlighted the importance of avoiding any type of mistake in the selection of candidates. | Asserting that those responsible for the secretariats are like the eyes of…

Ben Norton (2021-05-15). Cómo EEUU cultivó a grupos indígenas y ambientalistas en Ecuador para derrotar el correísmo. thegrayzone.com Cuando el socialista Rafael Correa se convirtió en el presidente de Ecuador, frentes de la CIA inyectaron dinero a grupos indígenas y ambientalistas, mientras que la embajada de los Estados Unidos cultivaba a líderes oportunistas para socavar su base electoral. Estas fuerzas ayudaron a asegurar la victoria del banquero derechista Guillermo Lasso en 2021. Por Benjamin Norton Traducido por Diego Sequera (You can read this article in English here.) El pueblo de Ecuador quedó impactado por la sorpresa en las …

J.B. Gerald (2021-05-15). Indigenous Fisheries vs. Mob Rule. dissidentvoice.org On September 17, 2020, the Sipekne'katik First Nation of Nova Scotia opened its independent fishery, affirming the Band's rights under Canada's Supreme Court ruling of 1999 (the Marshall Decision), which allowed the Band to fish for a moderate living under its own regulations. On the 17th and in following days from 80 to 200 fishing …

Hayden Harwood (2021-05-15). Wisconsin bill would cut funding to cities that defund the police. zcomm.org Wisconsin's legislature is largely dominated by Republican minded bodies, who blatantly disregard Black, Brown and Indigenous communities…

Eds. (2021-05-15). Soviet Jews "stand with Israel forever" mronline.org This is what happens when a whole group of people gets converted to ethno-nationalism, which has become a kind of secular religion for them—a belief system predicated on messianic ethnic cleansing and blood-and-soil thinking. Most of my old Soviet immigrant friends aren't religious, but Zionism fills in that gap for them. | May 15, 2021…

_____ (2021-05-15). Colombians Continue To Resist As National Strike Completes 15 Days. popularresistance.org Since April 28, hundreds of thousands of Colombians have been organizing and mobilizing across the country as a part of the national strike against the far-right government of President Ivan Duque and his neoliberal policies. The national strike was called for by the trade unions, social organizations and left-wing political parties against the Sustainable Solidarity Bill, a tax reform bill presented by the national government that sought to finance the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic from the pockets of the working class. | After five days of massive protests, Duque announced the withdrawal…

Staff (2021-05-15). COVID Has Catalyzed a Wave of Tenant Organizing That Was Long Overdue. truthout.org Fifty billion dollars. That's the amount of past-due rent accumulated during the first year of the pandemic, according to

Tim Hinchliffe (2021-05-15). A Timeline of "The Great Reset" Agenda. globalresearch.ca Say it's 2014 …

Mary Owen, Michael Westerhaus, Amy Finnegan, Laalitha Surapaneni, Winona LaDuke (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Working upstream. thelancet.com Health-care workers often conceptualise addressing the social and structural determinants of health as working upstream.1 In response to the racial disparities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Movement for Black Lives, health systems are acknowledging systemic racism, promoting implicit bias training, and screening for the social determinants of health. Although welcome, these changes will not achieve the social transformation necessary to eliminate health inequities. We must move even further upstream.

Adam R Houston, Srinivas Murthy (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Canada is no global health leader on COVID-19 vaccine equity. thelancet.com In the 2018 Lancet Series on Canada's global leadership on health, the authors reported on measures such as the Feminist International Assistance Policy and concluded that "the world, more than ever, needs Canada's leadership on health".1 Unfortunately, Canadian leadership on vaccine equity was an early casualty of COVID-19. A year into the pandemic, Canada's international image is that of a country who secured over ten doses of scarce vaccine per capita.2…

Sarah Anderson (2021-05-15). How corporations pumped up CEO pay while their low-wage workers suffered in the pandemic. nationofchange.org More than half of the country's 100 largest low-wage employers rigged pay rules in 2020 to give CEOs 29 percent average raises while their frontline employees made 2 percent less.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Report documents Ontario government's ruinous role in pandemic's ravaging of long-term care homes. wsws.org A year on, close to 4,000 residents of Ontario long-term care homes have died from the virus, as well as 11 staff members.

Noureen Farnawany (2021-05-15). What I'm Learning from Globalization and Why I Believe in a World Without Borders. commondreams.org A borderless world is what can lie in the aftermath of a global pandemic. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-15). If I Fall in the Struggle, Take my Place. orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad — May 13, 2021 | Ugliness defines the mood of state violence from Cali (Colombia) to Durban (South Africa), each context different and the depth of the violence particular to the location. Images of security forces cracking down on people trying to express their political rights have become commonplace. It is impossible to keep track of the events, which move swiftly from public manifestations to courtroom scenes, from the dissipation of tear gas to the invisible frustration of the prison cell. Yet, underlying these events and amidst the range of feelings that shape them lies a sense of refu…

Enrique S López Loyo, Marino J González, José Esparza (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Venezuela is collapsing without COVID-19 vaccines. thelancet.com Once considered a rich oil-producing country, Venezuela is confronting a rapidly increasing COVID-19 epidemic that adds to a complex humanitarian crisis that has been affecting the country since 2016.1 The health-care system has collapsed and is incapable of responding to the ever-increasing number of patients who require hospitalisation. Health-care personnel, including doctors, nurses, and other first-line health staff, have been substantially affected by the epidemic, leading to the highest lethality reported in the Americas.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-15). Elbowed and Hustled: Australia's Yellow Peril Problem. dissidentvoice.org With the babble about Cold War paranoia becoming a routine matter in Canberra, the treacherous ground for war with China is being bedded down and readied. The Yellow Peril image never truly dissipated from Australia's politics. It was crucial in framing the first act of the newly born Commonwealth in 1901: the Immigration Restriction Act. …

Madison Geramoni (2021-05-15). No, Biden's Not Banning Burgers – But Meat is a Real Climate Problem. indybay.org This article goes into detail about the misconceptions created by right winged politicians in regards to Biden's expectation to meet the Green New Deal.

Ralph Nader (2021-05-15). NPR at 50: Straying from Its Civic Mission? dissidentvoice.org This month is the 50th anniversary of National Public Radio (NPR). Knowing about my work back then with other advocates, to persuade Congress to pass legislation creating NPR and PBS, (which was opposed by most of the commercial radio/TV industry), a friend asked what I think of NPR now. A few observations, drawn from listening …

Ralph Nader (2021-05-15). NPR at 50 — Straying from Its Civic Mission? commondreams.org Nader: "It's just not productive to give NPR a pass simply by comparing it to the rancid competition spoiling our public airwaves for free." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2021-05-15). Sputnik Light and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Vaccines to be Available Soon in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, May 11, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced that the Russian Sputnik Light vaccine and the Janssen vaccine, developed by the US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, will soon be available in Venezuela. | Both vaccines were developed as single dose injections which will speed up vaccination throughout the country. | This announcement was made during the launch of Vaccination Week 2021. President Maduro expressed that, in regard to the COVID-19 immunization of the Venezuelan population, his government aims to have "an acceleration of mass vaccination" in the month of May, which will co…

Ricardo Vaz (2021-05-15). Venezuelan Oil Production Down as PDVSA Targets Major Investment. venezuelanalysis.com The state oil company is reportedly looking for "new business models" with bigger private sector involvement.

scorinoco (2021-05-15). NicaNotes: Nicaragua and Central American Migration. orinocotribune.com By Stephen Sefton — May 13, 2021 | The current migration crisis of people from Central America traveling across Mexico to reach the United States has received widespread international coverage. Some reports and articles rightly point to the origins of the crisis in destructive US foreign policy intervention over many decades in Central America. But even many of those articles fail to make clear the difference between the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras and their fellow SICA (Central American Integration System) neighbors. Most observers agree that insecurity, high crime rat…

The Conversation (2021-05-15). Why the Al-Aqsa Mosque has often been a site of conflict. juancole.com By Ken Chitwood | — The violence that spread from Jerusalem to cities across Israel and the Palestinian territories, leaving at least 60 dead so far, has both historical and contemporary roots. In recent weeks, tension has flared over the eviction of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, Israeli authorities blocking access to the …

Editor2 (2021-05-15). Biden Administration Affirms US Support for Corrupt Jordanian Monarchy Amidst Suppression of Alleged Coup Attempt. orinocotribune.com By Christian Sorensen — May 5, 2021 | Pattern of U.S. Support for Autocracy across the Middle East | In early April, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, the former crown prince of Jordan, was imprisoned under house arrest. | King Abdullah II, who is Hamzah's half-brother and the absolute ruler of Jordan, ordered Prince Hamzah to cease communications with the outside world. | Prince Hamzah said he would not keep quiet, tweeting, "I'm not going to obey when they say you can't go out, you can't tweet, you can't communicate with people." | The Jordanian deputy prime minister, Ayman Safadi, claimed that the prince was inv…

Editor2 (2021-05-15). Murray Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison. orinocotribune.com By Joe Lauria — May 11, 2021 | Craig Murray, the former British diplomat, has been sentenced to 8 months in prison for contempt of court during the 2020 trial of former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond. | Craig Murray, an ex-British ambassador and blogger, has been sentenced to eight months in prison after being found guilty in March of contempt of court during the 2020 trial of former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond. He was given three weeks to turn himself into police, pending his appeal. Judge Lady Dorrian issued the sentence, she said, despite Murray's health issues. | Murray faced up to two yea…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Mysterious Group Claimed Responsibility For Rocket Attack On Israeli-Occupied Golan. southfront.org Illustrative image. | A group calling itself the "Palestinian Liberation Brigades" has claimed responsibility for the The group's name first appeared on a number of Syria and Iraq social media news channels and pages, including the Sabereen News. The Telegram channel is known to be close to pro-Iranian factions in Iraq. | As for n…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Russian Forces Dispatched To Armenia's Border Following Breach By Azerbaijani Special Forces. southfront.org Screen grab from Sputnik Armenia video. | Armenia has requested military support from Russia following a border breach by Azerbaijan troops, Earlier this week, hundreds of Azerbaijan special forces personnel

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). In Video: Russian Pinpoint Strikes Destroyed ISIS Underground Command Post In Central Syria. southfront.org Illustrative image: Russian Su-25 attack aircraft take off from the Khmeimim airbase in Syria © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik | The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) had destroyed a large underground command post of ISIS in central Syria, According to the outlet, Su-24M and Su-34 warplanes of the VKS carried out a series of pinpoint airstrikes on…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Hamas To Cease Rocket Attacks On Tel Aviv For Two Hours. southfront.org Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, with the logo of the ongoing Operation al-Quds Sward. | In a sign of a near de-escalation, the Hamas Movement announced that it will cease rocket attacks on the Israeli capital until the midnight of March 15. | Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for Hamas' military wing the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, said that rocket attacks on Tel Aviv will be halted for two hours, from 10: 00 to 12: 00 pm local time."By order of Chief of Staff [of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades] Abu Kh…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-15). China Chased U.S. In Space. Tianwen-1 Successfully Landed On Mars. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Chinese Tianwen-1 vessel had successfully landed on the surface of Mars on May 15th, state news agency Xinhua reported. China became the second space-faring nation after the United States to land on the Red Planet. | The uncrewed spacecraft landed in an an icy vast plain known as Utopia Planitia, located about 1,200 miles away from landing site of U.S. Perseverance rover. A Chinese footprint was left on Mars for the first time. | The craft had left its parked orbit, three hours l…

Eds. (2021-05-15). One more "flashpoint" in the Los Angeles homelessness crisis. mronline.org On the morning of March 24, local activists and unhoused residents gathered at Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles to oppose city councilmember Mitch O'Farrell's looming eviction of the homeless people living around the lake. | May 15, 2021…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-15). Military Situation In Yemen On May 15, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 77 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On May 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 8 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Dhahrah area | On May 15, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued i…

Eds. (2021-05-15). 'Everywhere is war': paying tribute to Bob Marley. mronline.org Forty years after his death, Robert Nesta Marley retains a unique position as possibly the only Third World musical superstar, widely known by millions of people around the globe. | May 15, 2021 | Newswire…

Pierre Delanaye, Justine Huart, Antoine Bouquegneau, Franàßois Jouret (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Long-term effects of COVID-19 on kidney function. thelancet.com Chaolin Huang and colleagues1 have highlighted the putative renal consequences of COVID-19 at 6 months from discharge. A decreased estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was defined as less than 90 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2 and was observed in 35% of participants during follow-up. The term decreased eGFR is ambiguous. According to the mean age of the cohort, chronic kidney disease should be defined as an eGFR of less than 60 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2.2 The usual prevalence of eGFR less than 90 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2 in the Chinese general population of similar ages to those in Huang and colleagues' cohort range…

Lixue Huang, Xiaoying Gu, Yeming Wang, Chaolin Huang, Bin Cao (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Long-term effects of COVID-19 on kidney function — Authors' reply. thelancet.com In our study,1 we observed a considerable number of patients presenting with low estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) over time without acute kidney injury and an eGFR of 90 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2 or more during hospitalisation. Another study has shown that the use of creatinine to diagnose acute kidney injury might underestimate the patients with acute kidney injury at acute phase.2 We found that reduced eGFR at follow-up is possibly associated with kidney injury at acute phase, which was not recognised on the basis of serum creatinine values.

Kaya Genàß (2021-05-15). [World Report] COVID-19 in Turkey: a nation on edge. thelancet.com Turkey has the fifth most COVID-19 cases in the world and has now entered a nationwide lockdown. How did it get here? Kaya Genàß reports from Istanbul.

Samuel I Watson, Richard J Lilford (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out: time to randomise vaccine allocation? thelancet.com The global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out might be the largest public health exercise ever done. COVAX, the vaccines access pillar of the COVID-19 Tools Accelerator, supported by WHO, UNICEF, and others, expects to deliver two billion doses to 190 countries in 1 year. At present, 13 vaccines have received approval in various jurisdictions. The roll-out provides an opportunity, unparalleled in human history, to learn about vaccines.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ramping up COVID-19 vaccination rate in race against virus. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 cases are falling in the U.S. because 245 million doses of one of the available COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "But at the same time, there are still people who need more information about the safety and the value …

Irene Torres, Daniel Lopez-Cevallos, Osvaldo Artaza, Barbara Profeta, JaHyun Kang, Cristiani Vieira Machado (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Vaccine scarcity in LMICs is a failure of global solidarity and multilateral instruments. thelancet.com To address COVID-19 vaccine scarcity, Ivan Sisa and colleagues1 justify placebo-controlled trials in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), arguing that these countries have "less capacity to negotiate and purchase vaccines than do high-income countries" and that the global shortage can be overcome with more vaccine producers coming from such trials. We are concerned that this reasoning sets the wrong precedent because approving such a trial should show that evidence can only be reached with this design.

Ed Holt (2021-05-15). [World Report] Serbia begins paying citizens to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. thelancet.com The decision to pay €25 per person is raising ethical questions and concerns that the scheme could backfire. Ed Holt reports.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Mammograms and COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend of mine shared that she went for her annual mammogram last week. At the appointment, she was asked whether she had been vaccinated for COVID-19 and had experienced any changes in her breasts. I recently received my first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Although I feel fine, I'm wondering if there …

WSWS (2021-05-15). COVID-19 infections in Sweden surpass 1 million. wsws.org In a country of just 10 million people, officially recorded infections equate to more than 10 percent of the population, with the real figure undoubtedly much higher.

WSWS (2021-05-15). German state governments reopen as COVID-19 infections remain high. wsws.org With the rollback of restrictions for those who have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19, the coronavirus cabinet led by Health Minister Jens Spahn is endangering thousands of lives.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Two funerals in one week at Sterling Stamping Plant: Part 2. wsws.org The deaths last month of Terry Garr and Mark Bruce, one in an industrial accident and the other from COVID-19, resulted from the insatiable drive for corporate profits.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Johnson authorises neutered Covid-19 inquiry as Indian mutation surge takes first lives in Britain. wsws.org The many thousands of relatives seeking justice for the preventable deaths of their loved ones will be denied, as Britain's ruling elite again turns to its favourite means of escaping responsibility for social murder—the "independent" public inquiry.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-15). The Hidden History of Zionism. libya360.wordpress.com The Hidden History of Zionism by Ralph Schoenman- Download PDF…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-15). Are U.S.,NATO, EU Planning Final Mopping-Up Operation in Former Soviet Union? libya360.wordpress.com Rick Rozoff In recent days the American embassy in Georgia has acknowledged recruiting students from what it calls the "occupied territories" of that nation, and not a day goes by without the U.S., NATO and the European Union demanding the independent republics of Donetsk and Lugansk in the Donbass and Crimea be returned to Ukraine….

Editor2 (2021-05-15). INDEPAZ Confirms Murder of Another Social Leader in Colombia. orinocotribune.com Seven social leaders have been killed in Colombia since the beginning of the protests against President Iván Duque's government on April 28. | Colombia's Institute for Development and Peace Studies (INDEPAZ) reported on Wednesday, May 12, the murder of women's rights defender Cecilia Valderrama in the Chaparral municipality, Tolima Department. | The leader of the El Escobal Women's Association (ASMUES) was found dead with signs of violence in a pasture on Wednesday. | Her neighbors last saw her on Tuesday at 6: 00 pm local time, when she left her residence to go to a nearby road, to wait for a package from downtow…

Editor2 (2021-05-15). The Republics of 'Rumplandia' & the Security of the Unborn. orinocotribune.com By El Cayapo — May 11, 2021 | The global monopolistic process of the large transnationals pursues the goal of a single owner on the planet. This requires the elimination of nation-states and corporate taxation, the appropriation of the wealth administered by the states. We are talking about savings banks, trusts, contributions, health and housing insurance, subsidies, benefits, pensions and other demands, achieved by the working class during their struggles. They also seek to control directly the areas of natural resources, raw materials, energies and very cheap labor. | Let us look at the cases of Iraq, Lib…

Editor2 (2021-05-15). Forced Sterilizations Haunt Peruvian Candidate Keiko Fujimori. orinocotribune.com Peru's Association of Women Affected by Forced Sterilizations (AMPAEF) announced that this Tuesday they will hold a sit-in at the headquarters of the Palace of Justice, in the capital Lima, to continue demanding "truth, justice, and reparations" in their case. | A representation of women affected by a program that was implemented during the neoliberal government of Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) will participate in the protest, through which hundreds of thousands of women in situations of poverty and vulnerability were forced to deprive themselves of their rights, and their possibility of conceiving children. | Thi…

Staff (2021-05-15). Venezuela's Attorney General Unveils Corruption Plot at Lácteos Los Andes: Its President was Arrested. orinocotribune.com Earlier today the Attorney General of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab announced the dismantling of a corruption scheme at Lácteos Los Andes CA, a public enterprise in the dairy industry, carried out by the president of the company, Colonel Luis Augusto Piligra Jiménez. | During a press conference, Saab indicated that the Public Ministry (MP) together with the General Directorate of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM ) pursued an investigation following complaints about irregularities within the company. | The prosecutor announced the arrest of the president of Lácteos Los Andes, Colonel Luis Augusto Piligra Jiméne…

_____ (2021-05-15). Soaring Prices Push US Households To The Edge. popularresistance.org Surging prices for necessities like used cars, phones, and housing have caused the biggest jump in "core" consumer prices in nearly four decades, according to new figures released Wednesday by the US Department of Labor (DOL). | Rising prices for food, heating oil, gas, and other necessities are eating into workers' incomes both in the United States and internationally. | Workers are finding it increasingly impossible to make ends meet, even if they are employed full-time. The minimum wage in the United States remains at $7.25 per hour, and US President Joe Biden has reneged on his campaign promise to raise it.

J. Michael Springmann (2021-05-15). Good News for Iran. And Maybe for the US? globalresearch.ca On the morning …

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-05-15). Venezuela: Regional & Municipal Elections Scheduled for November 21—Complete Electoral Calendar Announced. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's regional and municipal elections will take place on Sunday, November 21, 2021. This was announced to the country on Thursday, May 13, by the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Pedro Calzadilla, following the approval of the corresponding electoral calendar. | This calendar comprises, as usual, a set of dates: | ‚Ä¢ The special day for new voter registration and data update will be…

_____ (2021-05-15). Corporate Media Oppose Afghan Control Of Afghanistan. popularresistance.org When President Joe Biden announced the "withdrawal" of US troops from Afghanistan after almost 20 years of occupying the country in violation of international law, corporate media not only misled their audiences on what the US is actually planning to do in Afghanistan, but also somehow made it seem as if withdrawing from the longest overseas war in US history would be premature (FAIR.org, 9/11/19). | Establishment reporting over the future of Afghanistan after Biden's announcement also demonstrated the imperialist mindset of corporate journalists, who presented Afghans controlling their own country as an unaccept…

Amalgamated Transit Union (2021-05-15). Shutdown of Greyhound Canada Will Leave Canadians Stranded, More Than 400 Workers Without a Job. globalresearch.ca Thousands of Canadians …

Global Voices (2021-05-15). Israeli settlers' aggressive takeover of Palestinian homes in Jerusalem is part of a decades-long struggle. juancole.com Written byÿ£ŸäŸÖŸÜ ÿ≠ÿ≥ŸàŸÜÿ© Translated byYasmeen Omera ( GlobalVoices.org) — "If I don't steal your house, someone else will." This is how an Israeli settler called "Yakob" responded to the Jerusalemite journalist Muna ElKurd when she asked him to leave the garden of her home in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. shows Israeli settler trying to take …

_____ (2021-05-15). Land Exchange For Alaska Native Veterans. popularresistance.org Juneau, AL – Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday proposed letting Alaska Native Vietnam War veterans exchange promised federal land allotments that many say are not available in their cultural regions for state lands. | Details would need to be worked out through the legislative process, with lawmakers eyeing adjournment in about two weeks. Several legislators attended Wednesday's announcement, along with Alaska Native veterans. | Dunleavy said he sees this as an opportunity to "right a wrong" the federal government should have addressed long ago. | "We're going to help them get land as close as possible to wh…

Jack Dresser (2021-05-15). We Must Awaken from "Corona Coma", Reject "Great Reset" Robotic Technocracy and Assert Our Common Humanity. globalresearch.ca While imagining breakneck …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Mother and son share rare muscle disorder, treated decades apart by same doctor. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Twenty-four years ago, Bobbi Heinold, 17, was diagnosed with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, a genetic muscle condition characterized by weakness, especially in the face, shoulder blades and upper arms. Doctors told her it could affect her quality of life. Bobbi and her mom drove from their Indiana home to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to learn …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Trial demonstrates early AI-guided detection of heart disease in routine practice. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Heart disease can take a number of forms, but some types of heart disease, such as asymptomatic low ejection fraction, can be hard to recognize, especially in the early stages when treatment would be most effective. The ECG AI-Guided Screening for Low Ejection Fraction, or EAGLE, trial set out to determine whether …

Toni Watkins (2021-05-15). A New Wave of Jim Crow Laws Is Here. zcomm.org Here's What You Need to Know…

Suzanne Gordon (2021-05-15). Nurses in the Real World of For-Profit Medicine. zcomm.org All over the country nurses are fighting to make sure hospital staff get needed personal protective equipment and safe staffing…

Patrick Mazza (2021-05-15). Why I am not a climate doomist. zcomm.org People power is changing the story…

Bart Lutters, Thomas Schlich (2021-05-15). [Perspectives] Facts and values in the history of spina bifida. thelancet.com Over the past two decades, maternal—fetal surgery has become a clinical reality for some pregnant women carrying a fetus diagnosed with spina bifida. Since its conception, maternal—fetal surgery has been the focus of ethical deliberation, because expected health benefits for the fetus come at the cost of potential health risks for the pregnant woman. Somewhat less attention has, however, been given to the nature of the medical criteria used to determine patient eligibility for maternal—fetal surgery from a historical perspective.

Jorge Arévalo, Francisco C Villafuerte, Martin Montes, Theresa J Ochoa, researchers from Facultad de Ciencias y Filosofía, from Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Peruvian research: striving for the highest standards. thelancet.com For 60 years, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru, has contributed to world-class knowledge in tropical medicine, high-altitude medicine and physiology, public health, and basic sciences with the highest research standards and ethics. We therefore read with interest the World Report by Lucien Chauvin,1 in which we found some inaccuracies that we would like to clarify.

Geoff Watts (2021-05-15). [Obituary] Peter MacNaughton Dunn. thelancet.com Paediatrician and pioneer of perinatal medicine. Born in Birmingham, UK, on June 23, 1929, he died of probable bowel cancer in Bristol, UK, on Feb 2, 2021, aged 91 years.

Joseph Stiglitz (2021-05-15). [Perspectives] A call to arms to change capitalism. thelancet.com In Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism, Mariana Mazzucato captures…

The Lancet (2021-05-15). [Editorial] 20 years of precision medicine in oncology. thelancet.com In the 20 years since the publication of the first draft of the human genome project, the use of genotyping and genomics have become part of standard treatment for some cancers. The desire to go beyond blanket, and often difficult, treatments for patients to a more refined, efficient, and patient-centred approach is an ideal that is hard to oppose. But as precision medicine in oncology expands to include big data, proteomics, transcriptomics, molecular imaging, and more, there are serious challenges ahead to translate that ideal into meaningful and equitable health care for patients.

Michael Welch (2021-05-15). India: Resisting Vaccines and Corporate Capture of Farms. globalresearch.ca "The introduction of that study to India was made on the basis that it was going to be great investment in the health of India and the health of India's women. But in fact, later on, during the investigation around …

Dean Baker (2021-05-15). Hot Tip for the NYT on Vaccines: There Are These Two Countries Called Russia and China. cepr.net I realize that it's hard for reporters at the country's leading newspaper to stay on top of the news, but this major piece (four reporters) on vaccinating the world should get a Pulitzer for ignorance. The topic of the piece is vaccinating the world, which should be number one on any serious person's list of …

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis (2021-05-15). The Fierce Prophetic Vision of Poor Women. thenation.com The Fierce Prophetic Vision of Poor Women…

US Department of Justice (2021-05-15). Video: Pfizer's Criminal Record. Largest Medical "Fraudulent Marketing" Case in US History. globalresearch.ca Pfizer "Largest Health Care Fraud" 2009 | Déjà Vu: Flash Forward to 2020-2021 | How on earth could you trust a Big Pharma vaccine conglomerate which pleaded guilty to criminal charges by the US Department of Justice including "fraudulent marketing" and "felony …

Marissa Land (2021-05-15). Self Serving Pro-Growth Media. indybay.org How power and control is affecting Sonoma County.

Madison Young (2021-05-15). Wealth Issues in Sonoma County. indybay.org This piece focuses on the issues revolving around the building of the Green Music Center, while Sonoma County is facing a poverty and homelessness crisis.

DXE (2021-05-15). Wednesday 5/19: Open Rescue Training: The Basics and Roles. indybay.org online…

Nashelly Chavez (2021-05-15). Santa Rosa Police Department underscores changes since summer 2020 protests. indybay.org The outcome of the 2020 BLM movement on Santa Rosa Police department. There has now been changes that have been made within the police department involving stricter rules for less-lethal munitions and long-range sound system for orders. Awareness of human right violations that were done with the use of tear gas and the less-lethal munitions. In need of better communication of protocols in handling situations like that better.

Jorge Valle Medina (2021-05-15). Latinx Threat Narrative: Are We Dangerous? indybay.org This piece discusses the Latinx Threat Narrative propaganda that has become well known in America's everyday conversations. This piece also touches on topics like racialization of minority groups and how these dangerous tools are use to further divide groups in America.

Root Division (2021-05-15). Thursday 6/17: A Joy Unexpected: Exhibition + Virtual Panel Discussion. indybay.org Online…

Dan Bacher (2021-05-15). California to ban new fracking permits by Jan. 2024, phase out oil extraction by 2045. indybay.org Representatives of environmental justice and climate justice groups praised the directive for being a step in the right direction, but said phasing out oil extraction in California by 2045 is too late and noted that frontline communities need an immediate 2500 foot health and safety buffer now, not later.

DXE (2021-05-15). Saturday 5/22: Seaspiracy Postering. indybay.org Cha-Ya Vegetarian Japanese Restaurant…

Raia & Jean-Jacques Zenger (2021-05-15). Friday 5/21: Mental Health Rights and Resources Video Forum on Friday May 21st 5pm. indybay.org Online video…

Staff (2021-05-15). Iván Duque Denounced before International Criminal Court for Crimes Against Humanity. orinocotribune.com Colombian senator Iván Cepeda, together with a group of Colombian civil organizations, denounced the government of Iván Duque for crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, May 13. | Denunciamos hoy ante la Corte Penal Internacional al presidente de la República, el ministro de Defensa, el exsenador Uribe, los generales Zapateiro y Vargas, por la presunta ejecución de crímenes de lesa humanidad contra participantes en las movilizaciones: — Iván Cepeda Castro…

Nora De La Cour (2021-05-15). Massachusetts Nurses Waging Longest Current Strike in the US. zcomm.org The longest active picket line in the US is in Worcester, Massachusetts, where over 700 union nurses are entering their third month on strike. Their chief demand: safe staffing for patients…

Lynda Carson (2021-05-15). MLB pressures Oakland to support A's waterfront ballpark scheme. indybay.org Oakland A's Baseball Players:…

Santa Cruz Dyke Trans March (2021-05-15). Saturday 6/5: Santa Cruz Dyke Trans Bike March – Let's Ride. indybay.org Town Clock Downtown Santa Cruz…

WSWS (2021-05-15). Black Lives Matter goes to war with Napoleon and the French Revolution. wsws.org In the New York Times, an academic supporter of Black Lives Matter slandered the republic that emerged from the 1789 French Revolution as a genocidal, racist state.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Australian budget underscores preparations for war. wsws.org The $44.6 billion allocated for military spending in 2021—22 stands in stark contrast to the chronic under-funding of essential social programs, including the over-stretched public hospitals.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-15). Connecticut nursing home workers secure "basic agreement", postpone strike. peoplesdispatch.org The State government led by governor Ned Lamont and SEIU's District 1199 New England finalized a "basic agreement" of USD 267 million just hours before the strike by around 2,800 workers in over 26 nursing home facilities was set to begin…

WSWS (2021-05-15). Bicentenary of Napoleon's death: Macron praises Bonapartist police-state rule. wsws.org On May 5, French President Emmanuel Macron spoke on the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte in exile on the island of Saint Helena.

WSWS (2021-05-15). New Zealand Labour-led government imposes public sector wage freeze. wsws.org The Labour-Green Party government is stepping up its austerity agenda, with the trade unions at the centre of the operation.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Ukrainian government accuses pro-Russian oligarch and opposition leader of "high treason" wsws.org The indictment and prosecution of Medvedchuk will undoubtedly further worsen relations between Kiev and Moscow.

Anthony Pahnke, Jim Goodman (2021-05-15). Billions for Farmers of Color Isn't Racist — It's Smart and Long Overdue. commondreams.org "You've probably heard that $5 Billion dollars from President Biden's $1.9 Trillion Stimulus plan has been dedicated to farmers of color." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2021-05-15). Vote "no" on the UAW-Volvo sellout agreement! Join the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee and expand the struggle throughout the truck manufacturing and auto industries! wsws.org The UAW is seeking to ram through a contract which would maintain the tier system, increase health care costs and worsen working conditions.

WSWS (2021-05-15). UAW-GSOC ends NYU graduate student strike, fraudulently presenting it as a "historic victory" wsws.org Under conditions of a staggering social and political crisis, the terms negotiated by the deal provide the basis for an erosion, not a rise, in living standards.

Mel Gurtov (2021-05-15). Getting Back to Basics in Policy on Israel. commondreams.org Mel Gurtov writes: "The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is often called intractable, when in fact there are plenty of ideas for achieving peace with justice." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-15). NATO pontiff cites Scripture for holy war against Russia and China. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO pontiff cites Scripture for holy war against Russia and ChinaRick Rozoff Today the NATO website posted a speech delivered by its Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the 3rd German Ecumenical Church Days which reveals more about the military bloc he heads up than he probably realized it did. He began his pontifications by saying …

WSWS (2021-05-15). One in three college students is food insecure in the United States. wsws.org For working class youth, making the decision to go to college means sacrificing basic necessities such as health care, adequate housing, and food security.

Ashley Curtin (2021-05-15). Death of 18 endangered elephants in India under investigation. nationofchange.org "Poisoning could be behind the death of the elephants."

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-15). NATO conducts Europe's largest air, missile exercise off Scotland. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO conducts Europe's largest air, missile exercise off ScotlandRick Rozoff What the North Atlantic Treaty Organization bills as the largest and most complex air and missile defense exercises in Europe started on May 15 at and near the Hebrides off the western coast of Scotland and will continue until June 3. Some of the drills …

Pat Elder (2021-05-15). Germans, Japanese, and Marylanders Are Poisoned by the U.S. Military. covertactionmagazine.com Fire-fighting foams used on bases worldwide are contaminating the environment and endangering public health. Gàºnther Schneider, a farmer from Binsfeld, Germany, has photos that show what the stream that flows through the village of Binsfeld looks like when aqueous film-forming foam is released from a fire suppression system in hangars on the Spangdahlem Air Base—like …

Andrew Emett (2021-05-15). Marine Corps Major charged with assaulting police officer during Capitol riots. nationofchange.org On Thursday, Major Christopher Warnagiris was arrested and charged on several account.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific. wsws.org Striking health workers sacked in India; Sri Lankan public health inspectors walk out; New Zealand nurses vote to strike…

Rachel Sherrington (2021-05-15). New HSBC-backed coal plants will contribute to 19,000 deaths annually, new study estimates. nationofchange.org Researchers said the total health impacts of the plants could amount to $6.2 billion a year.

WSWS (2021-05-15). New Zealand: International mining experts release plan for full investigation of Pike River disaster. wsws.org Technical experts have demolished the Labour government's claims that a thorough underground investigation into the 2010 Pike River avoidable disaster would be too expensive and difficult.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Macron government shifts further right after far-right generals' coup threats. wsws.org The government has made clear that there will be no legal repercussions for the far right's open threat of a military coup.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-15). Liberating occupied territories: Turkey, Azerbaijan — one nation, two states. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com "One nation, two states!" will hold a video conference on philosophy, AzerTac news announces today. The event will he held on May 17. Excerpts: On the 103rd anniversary of our state independence in Ankara, on the occasion of the Azerbaijani-Turkish relations and the 98th anniversary of the birth of national leader Heydar Aliyev, "One nation, two …

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2021-05-15: News Headlines

Juan Cole (2021-05-15). Gaza and Israel's Kidnapper's Dilemma: Keeping a Million Children Brutalized in its dark Basement. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — A war is when two antagonists fight one another all-out, until in fairly short order one wins and the other loses. On December 11, 1941, Mussolini declared war on the United States. Then later on the US invaded Italy from Tunisia under Gen. Patton. On July 25, 1943, Mussolini lost …

Ali Abunimah (2021-05-15). Blowing apart a monstrous Israeli lie. electronicintifada.net It's a dehumanizing libel that Palestinians sacrifice their kids to make Israel look bad.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Israel wages war on Gaza and its own cities. wsws.org According to the United Nations, Israeli air strikes have destroyed or severely damaged more than 200 homes and 24 schools in Gaza in the past five days, while damage to pipe networks and power cuts threaten the already limited access to fresh water and electricity.

Fight Back (2021-05-15). Lebanese protesters cross borders to occupied Palestine, face Israeli gunfire. fightbacknews.org According to a report from Lebanon's authoritative news outlet Al-Manar, a demonstration supporting the resistance in Palestine crossed the border between Lebanon and the territory under Israeli occupation on May 13. | "A number of Lebanese protesters demonstrated spontaneously near the barbed-wire fence off the Israeli settlement of Al-Metula, storming the border an crossing shortly into the occupied Palestinian territories," reports Al-Manar, which had a reporter on the scene. | "The protesters held Lebanon's, Hezbollah's and Palestine's flags and chanted slogans in support of Gaza against the Israeli agg…

_____ (2021-05-15). Israel Doesn't Have A 'Right To Exist'. popularresistance.org In 1991, Israeli and Palestinian representatives gathered in Madrid, Spain to restart a "peace process" they hoped, at least ostensibly, would lay the groundwork for a future "two-state solution." Three decades later, as Israeli bombs rain down on Gaza, the creation of an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza seems further from realization than ever. | The idea of a two-state solution never made much sense. The West Bank and Gaza are geographically disconnected, and the Gaza Strip takes up all of 140.9 square miles. Under the terms of a future two-state deal, the residents of this tiny strip of…

WSWS (2021-05-15). Anger mounts in Turkey at Israel's onslaught against Gaza. wsws.org The Turkish government and other venal bourgeois regimes in the Middle East are all complicit in the Israeli government's assault on the Palestinians.

Tamara Nassar (2021-05-15). Israel kills Palestinians in West Bank as it bombs Gaza. electronicintifada.net Child fatally shot and PA officer killed by "mistake."

WSWS (2021-05-15). EU powers back Israeli war on Gaza, banning anti-war protests. wsws.org The EU is unambiguously supporting the one-sided Israeli onslaught against Gaza, banning demonstrations in Paris and Frankfurt against this ongoing massacre.

Anonymous103 (2021-05-15). Hidden Causes And Apparent Results Of Gaza Crisis. southfront.org Illustrative imageDEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | BTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54s BITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7trmw070e3mydgq63zq348v | OR CONTACT US : info@southfront.org | The whole world keenly follows the "sudden "conflict between Israelis and Arabs. The shell…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Hamas Suicide Drone, Mortars Targeted Israeli Kissufim Military Base Near Gaza (Videos, Photos). southfront.org The Shehab suicide drone. Illustrative image. | On May 15, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, attacked a base of the Israeli military near the settlement of Kissufim to the east of the Gaza Strip. | In a statement, the faction said that it had targeted a gathering of Israeli troops inside the base with a Shehab suicide drone and mortar rounds. | The Israeli military claimed that the drone was intercepted by the Iron Dome system. Yet, local sources confirmed that several mortar rounds landed near Ki…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Israeli Army Knocks Down Another Tower In Gaza After Deadly Rocket Attack On Tel Aviv (Videos, Photos). southfront.org On May 15, the Israeli military knocked down another tower in the Gaza Strip after a deadly rocket attack on…

Peninsula Peace, Justice Center (2021-05-15). Monday 5/17: Gaza: Palestinians Under Siege Webinar w/ Joel Beinin, Middle East Scholar Stanford. indybay.org Online event via Zoom…

Ajamu Baraka (2021-05-15). From Palestine to Colombia: The end of the White world colonial/capitalist project? mronline.org Despite the quickening decline of the "West," the U.S. and its junior partners in imperialism are determined to hold humanity hostage to terminal capitalist greed and violence. | May 15, 2021 | Newswire…

Richard Becker (2021-05-15). 73 years after 'al-Nakba' in Palestine. liberationnews.org May 14 marks the 60th anniversary of what is billed in the U.S. and Israeli mainstream media as Israel's "independence," and what the Palestinian and Arab peoples as a whole know as al-Nakba—the Catastrophe.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-15). We choose human rights instead: Roger Waters on Israel's crimes and Palestine's resistance. peoplesdispatch.org Roger Waters and Vijay Prashad talk about the Israel's apartheid policy, the primal disdain on display in the occupied territories and Palestinians' defiant resistance…

Palestine Action Network (2021-05-15). Saturday 5/15: San Francisco Protest for Palestine. indybay.org 16th and Valencia BART Station…

repost (2021-05-15). Saturday 5/15: Nakba 73 — We Will Return to Palestine. indybay.org 24th and Mission, 24th St BART and Valencia and Liberty between 20th and 21st Streets, San Francisco…

Islamic Society of Monterey County (2021-05-15). Sunday 5/16: Monterey: Stand in Solidarity with Palestine. indybay.org Window on the Bay, 717 Del Monte Ave., Monterey, CA…

Networker (2021-05-15). Tomorrow morning! (Saturday, 5/15): Two online events about Palestine! indybay.org Here are 2 online events about Palestine taking place tomorrow morning, Saturday, May 15. These events are hosted in Canada and the UK, however, the listed times are for our "Pacific time zone". Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-05-15). Rep. Rashida Tlaib Speaks Truth to Power on Palestine. indybay.org On the floor of the US Congress on 5/13/21, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan stated in her moving 10 minute speech below, that "If there's one thing Detroit instilled in this Palestinian girl from Southwest, it's you always speak truth to power, even if your voice shakes. The freedom of Palestinians is connected to the fight against oppression all over the world." We will be there for her and Palestine on 5/15/21 at 16th & Valencia, SF in opposition to the 75% of US Congress who, as Tlaib stated: "signed a letter pledging that Israel shall never be made to comply with basic human rights laws that other countries th…

Eds. (2021-05-15). Palestinian community in Lydda calls for international protection from Israeli state-sanctioned pogroms. mronline.org Following a night of racist attacks by far-right Israeli extremists, Palestinians living in Lydda (Lod) are calling for immediate international intervention to defend them before it is too late. | May 15, 2021…

Sarah Aziza (2021-05-15). Can Palestinian Lives Matter? zcomm.org George Floyd's death penetrated the American imagination. Now Palestinians fight for the right to be human. Will the world see them?>

Ralph Nader (2021-05-15). NPR at 50: Straying from Its Civic Mission? dissidentvoice.org This month is the 50th anniversary of National Public Radio (NPR). Knowing about my work back then with other advocates, to persuade Congress to pass legislation creating NPR and PBS, (which was opposed by most of the commercial radio/TV industry), a friend asked what I think of NPR now. A few observations, drawn from listening …

Ralph Nader (2021-05-15). NPR at 50 — Straying from Its Civic Mission? commondreams.org Nader: "It's just not productive to give NPR a pass simply by comparing it to the rancid competition spoiling our public airwaves for free." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Enrique S López Loyo, Marino J González, José Esparza (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Venezuela is collapsing without COVID-19 vaccines. thelancet.com Once considered a rich oil-producing country, Venezuela is confronting a rapidly increasing COVID-19 epidemic that adds to a complex humanitarian crisis that has been affecting the country since 2016.1 The health-care system has collapsed and is incapable of responding to the ever-increasing number of patients who require hospitalisation. Health-care personnel, including doctors, nurses, and other first-line health staff, have been substantially affected by the epidemic, leading to the highest lethality reported in the Americas.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Report documents Ontario government's ruinous role in pandemic's ravaging of long-term care homes. wsws.org A year on, close to 4,000 residents of Ontario long-term care homes have died from the virus, as well as 11 staff members.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Preventive screening during COVID-19 pandemic leads to early diagnosis of treatable breast cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers have been concerned about a growing number of patients delaying or skipping preventive screenings because they have been hesitant to see their health care provider. Experts have stressed that it's not only safe to come in for preventive screenings, but also it's important to avoid future health problems …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Cold vs. allergies during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to the common cold, allergies and COVID-19, overlapping symptoms can be confusing. In this Q&A, Dr. Arveen Bhasin, a Mayo Clinic allergist and immunologist, provides some clarity by comparing and contrasting the signs and symptoms of these conditions: What are allergy symptoms?Allergy symptoms can affect the nose, sinuses and lungs. These symptoms …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Talking to your children about vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12-15 years. So parents and caregivers may be getting even more questions from children about whether vaccines are safe and how vaccines can help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Information in this article was contributed by Jennifer …

Tim Hinchliffe (2021-05-15). A Timeline of "The Great Reset" Agenda. globalresearch.ca Say it's 2014 …

Staff (2021-05-15). COVID Has Catalyzed a Wave of Tenant Organizing That Was Long Overdue. truthout.org Fifty billion dollars. That's the amount of past-due rent accumulated during the first year of the pandemic, according to

Sarah Anderson (2021-05-15). How corporations pumped up CEO pay while their low-wage workers suffered in the pandemic. nationofchange.org More than half of the country's 100 largest low-wage employers rigged pay rules in 2020 to give CEOs 29 percent average raises while their frontline employees made 2 percent less.

Adam R Houston, Srinivas Murthy (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Canada is no global health leader on COVID-19 vaccine equity. thelancet.com In the 2018 Lancet Series on Canada's global leadership on health, the authors reported on measures such as the Feminist International Assistance Policy and concluded that "the world, more than ever, needs Canada's leadership on health".1 Unfortunately, Canadian leadership on vaccine equity was an early casualty of COVID-19. A year into the pandemic, Canada's international image is that of a country who secured over ten doses of scarce vaccine per capita.2…

Mary Owen, Michael Westerhaus, Amy Finnegan, Laalitha Surapaneni, Winona LaDuke (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Working upstream. thelancet.com Health-care workers often conceptualise addressing the social and structural determinants of health as working upstream.1 In response to the racial disparities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Movement for Black Lives, health systems are acknowledging systemic racism, promoting implicit bias training, and screening for the social determinants of health. Although welcome, these changes will not achieve the social transformation necessary to eliminate health inequities. We must move even further upstream.

Ben Norton (2021-05-15). Cómo EEUU cultivó a grupos indígenas y ambientalistas en Ecuador para derrotar el correísmo. thegrayzone.com Cuando el socialista Rafael Correa se convirtió en el presidente de Ecuador, frentes de la CIA inyectaron dinero a grupos indígenas y ambientalistas, mientras que la embajada de los Estados Unidos cultivaba a líderes oportunistas para socavar su base electoral. Estas fuerzas ayudaron a asegurar la victoria del banquero derechista Guillermo Lasso en 2021. Por Benjamin Norton Traducido por Diego Sequera (You can read this article in English here.) El pueblo de Ecuador quedó impactado por la sorpresa en las …

WSWS (2021-05-15). COVID-19 infections in Sweden surpass 1 million. wsws.org In a country of just 10 million people, officially recorded infections equate to more than 10 percent of the population, with the real figure undoubtedly much higher.

WSWS (2021-05-15). German state governments reopen as COVID-19 infections remain high. wsws.org With the rollback of restrictions for those who have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19, the coronavirus cabinet led by Health Minister Jens Spahn is endangering thousands of lives.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Two funerals in one week at Sterling Stamping Plant: Part 2. wsws.org The deaths last month of Terry Garr and Mark Bruce, one in an industrial accident and the other from COVID-19, resulted from the insatiable drive for corporate profits.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Johnson authorises neutered Covid-19 inquiry as Indian mutation surge takes first lives in Britain. wsws.org The many thousands of relatives seeking justice for the preventable deaths of their loved ones will be denied, as Britain's ruling elite again turns to its favourite means of escaping responsibility for social murder—the "independent" public inquiry.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My uncle was diagnosed with COVID-19, and his doctors mentioned the possibility of putting him on ECMO. What does this mean? ANSWER: A COVID-19 infection can lead to mild symptoms for many people, but for others, it can cause life-threatening lung failure. In cases like your uncle's, traditional life support measures, such as a …

Enrique S López Loyo, Marino J González, José Esparza (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Venezuela is collapsing without COVID-19 vaccines. thelancet.com Once considered a rich oil-producing country, Venezuela is confronting a rapidly increasing COVID-19 epidemic that adds to a complex humanitarian crisis that has been affecting the country since 2016.1 The health-care system has collapsed and is incapable of responding to the ever-increasing number of patients who require hospitalisation. Health-care personnel, including doctors, nurses, and other first-line health staff, have been substantially affected by the epidemic, leading to the highest lethality reported in the Americas.

Adam R Houston, Srinivas Murthy (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Canada is no global health leader on COVID-19 vaccine equity. thelancet.com In the 2018 Lancet Series on Canada's global leadership on health, the authors reported on measures such as the Feminist International Assistance Policy and concluded that "the world, more than ever, needs Canada's leadership on health".1 Unfortunately, Canadian leadership on vaccine equity was an early casualty of COVID-19. A year into the pandemic, Canada's international image is that of a country who secured over ten doses of scarce vaccine per capita.2…

Mary Owen, Michael Westerhaus, Amy Finnegan, Laalitha Surapaneni, Winona LaDuke (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Working upstream. thelancet.com Health-care workers often conceptualise addressing the social and structural determinants of health as working upstream.1 In response to the racial disparities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Movement for Black Lives, health systems are acknowledging systemic racism, promoting implicit bias training, and screening for the social determinants of health. Although welcome, these changes will not achieve the social transformation necessary to eliminate health inequities. We must move even further upstream.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Fatigue, perceived cognitive impairment and mood disorders associated with post-COVID-19 syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ?– Patients diagnosed with post-COVID-19 syndrome, also known as "PCS," "COVID-19 long-haul syndrome" and "Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS COV-2," experience symptoms such as mood disorders, fatigue and perceived cognitive impairment that can negatively affect returning to work and resuming normal activities, according to a Mayo Clinic study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ramping up COVID-19 vaccination rate in race against virus. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 cases are falling in the U.S. because 245 million doses of one of the available COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "But at the same time, there are still people who need more information about the safety and the value …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Mayo Clinic to offer more walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic held a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Rochester on Wednesday, May 5. At this clinic, one patient shared why he came in to get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Watch: Patient discusses why he chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. youtu.be/ORLLLOOJ7eg Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites and b-roll of the Mayo Clinic walk-in COVID-19 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Mammograms and COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend of mine shared that she went for her annual mammogram last week. At the appointment, she was asked whether she had been vaccinated for COVID-19 and had experienced any changes in her breasts. I recently received my first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Although I feel fine, I'm wondering if there …

Samuel I Watson, Richard J Lilford (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out: time to randomise vaccine allocation? thelancet.com The global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out might be the largest public health exercise ever done. COVAX, the vaccines access pillar of the COVID-19 Tools Accelerator, supported by WHO, UNICEF, and others, expects to deliver two billion doses to 190 countries in 1 year. At present, 13 vaccines have received approval in various jurisdictions. The roll-out provides an opportunity, unparalleled in human history, to learn about vaccines.

Pierre Delanaye, Justine Huart, Antoine Bouquegneau, Franàßois Jouret (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Long-term effects of COVID-19 on kidney function. thelancet.com Chaolin Huang and colleagues1 have highlighted the putative renal consequences of COVID-19 at 6 months from discharge. A decreased estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was defined as less than 90 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2 and was observed in 35% of participants during follow-up. The term decreased eGFR is ambiguous. According to the mean age of the cohort, chronic kidney disease should be defined as an eGFR of less than 60 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2.2 The usual prevalence of eGFR less than 90 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2 in the Chinese general population of similar ages to those in Huang and colleagues' cohort range…

Lixue Huang, Xiaoying Gu, Yeming Wang, Chaolin Huang, Bin Cao (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Long-term effects of COVID-19 on kidney function — Authors' reply. thelancet.com In our study,1 we observed a considerable number of patients presenting with low estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) over time without acute kidney injury and an eGFR of 90 mL/min per 1 ∑73 m2 or more during hospitalisation. Another study has shown that the use of creatinine to diagnose acute kidney injury might underestimate the patients with acute kidney injury at acute phase.2 We found that reduced eGFR at follow-up is possibly associated with kidney injury at acute phase, which was not recognised on the basis of serum creatinine values.

Irene Torres, Daniel Lopez-Cevallos, Osvaldo Artaza, Barbara Profeta, JaHyun Kang, Cristiani Vieira Machado (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Vaccine scarcity in LMICs is a failure of global solidarity and multilateral instruments. thelancet.com To address COVID-19 vaccine scarcity, Ivan Sisa and colleagues1 justify placebo-controlled trials in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), arguing that these countries have "less capacity to negotiate and purchase vaccines than do high-income countries" and that the global shortage can be overcome with more vaccine producers coming from such trials. We are concerned that this reasoning sets the wrong precedent because approving such a trial should show that evidence can only be reached with this design.

Kaya Genàß (2021-05-15). [World Report] COVID-19 in Turkey: a nation on edge. thelancet.com Turkey has the fifth most COVID-19 cases in the world and has now entered a nationwide lockdown. How did it get here? Kaya Genàß reports from Istanbul.

Ed Holt (2021-05-15). [World Report] Serbia begins paying citizens to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. thelancet.com The decision to pay €25 per person is raising ethical questions and concerns that the scheme could backfire. Ed Holt reports.

Eds. (2021-05-15). Soviet Jews "stand with Israel forever" mronline.org This is what happens when a whole group of people gets converted to ethno-nationalism, which has become a kind of secular religion for them—a belief system predicated on messianic ethnic cleansing and blood-and-soil thinking. Most of my old Soviet immigrant friends aren't religious, but Zionism fills in that gap for them. | May 15, 2021…

Editor2 (2021-05-15). Biden Administration Affirms US Support for Corrupt Jordanian Monarchy Amidst Suppression of Alleged Coup Attempt. orinocotribune.com By Christian Sorensen — May 5, 2021 | Pattern of U.S. Support for Autocracy across the Middle East | In early April, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, the former crown prince of Jordan, was imprisoned under house arrest. | King Abdullah II, who is Hamzah's half-brother and the absolute ruler of Jordan, ordered Prince Hamzah to cease communications with the outside world. | Prince Hamzah said he would not keep quiet, tweeting, "I'm not going to obey when they say you can't go out, you can't tweet, you can't communicate with people." | The Jordanian deputy prime minister, Ayman Safadi, claimed that the prince was inv…

Eds. (2021-05-15). One more "flashpoint" in the Los Angeles homelessness crisis. mronline.org On the morning of March 24, local activists and unhoused residents gathered at Echo Park Lake in Los Angeles to oppose city councilmember Mitch O'Farrell's looming eviction of the homeless people living around the lake. | May 15, 2021…

Eds. (2021-05-15). 'Everywhere is war': paying tribute to Bob Marley. mronline.org Forty years after his death, Robert Nesta Marley retains a unique position as possibly the only Third World musical superstar, widely known by millions of people around the globe. | May 15, 2021 | Newswire…

J.B. Gerald (2021-05-15). Indigenous Fisheries vs. Mob Rule. dissidentvoice.org On September 17, 2020, the Sipekne'katik First Nation of Nova Scotia opened its independent fishery, affirming the Band's rights under Canada's Supreme Court ruling of 1999 (the Marshall Decision), which allowed the Band to fish for a moderate living under its own regulations. On the 17th and in following days from 80 to 200 fishing …

The Conversation (2021-05-15). Why the Al-Aqsa Mosque has often been a site of conflict. juancole.com By Ken Chitwood | — The violence that spread from Jerusalem to cities across Israel and the Palestinian territories, leaving at least 60 dead so far, has both historical and contemporary roots. In recent weeks, tension has flared over the eviction of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, Israeli authorities blocking access to the …

Editor2 (2021-05-15). Murray Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison. orinocotribune.com By Joe Lauria — May 11, 2021 | Craig Murray, the former British diplomat, has been sentenced to 8 months in prison for contempt of court during the 2020 trial of former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond. | Craig Murray, an ex-British ambassador and blogger, has been sentenced to eight months in prison after being found guilty in March of contempt of court during the 2020 trial of former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond. He was given three weeks to turn himself into police, pending his appeal. Judge Lady Dorrian issued the sentence, she said, despite Murray's health issues. | Murray faced up to two yea…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-15). Elbowed And Hustled: Australia's Yellow Peril Problem. southfront.org Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) march during a military parade to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the army at the Zhurihe military training base in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, July 30, 2017. | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | With the babble about Cold War paranoia becoming a routine matter in Canberra, the treacherous ground for war with China is being bedded down and readied. The Yellow Peril image never truly dissipated from Australia's politics. It was crucial in framin…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Mysterious Group Claimed Responsibility For Rocket Attack On Israeli-Occupied Golan. southfront.org Illustrative image. | A group calling itself the "Palestinian Liberation Brigades" has claimed responsibility for the The group's name first appeared on a number of Syria and Iraq social media news channels and pages, including the Sabereen News. The Telegram channel is known to be close to pro-Iranian factions in Iraq. | As for n…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Russian Forces Dispatched To Armenia's Border Following Breach By Azerbaijani Special Forces. southfront.org Screen grab from Sputnik Armenia video. | Armenia has requested military support from Russia following a border breach by Azerbaijan troops, Earlier this week, hundreds of Azerbaijan special forces personnel

Anonymous007 (2021-05-15). Military Situation In Yemen On May 15, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 77 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On May 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 8 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 14, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Dhahrah area | On May 15, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued i…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). In Video: Russian Pinpoint Strikes Destroyed ISIS Underground Command Post In Central Syria. southfront.org Illustrative image: Russian Su-25 attack aircraft take off from the Khmeimim airbase in Syria © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik | The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) had destroyed a large underground command post of ISIS in central Syria, According to the outlet, Su-24M and Su-34 warplanes of the VKS carried out a series of pinpoint airstrikes on…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Hamas To Cease Rocket Attacks On Tel Aviv For Two Hours. southfront.org Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, with the logo of the ongoing Operation al-Quds Sward. | In a sign of a near de-escalation, the Hamas Movement announced that it will cease rocket attacks on the Israeli capital until the midnight of March 15. | Abu Ubaida, a spokesman for Hamas' military wing the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, said that rocket attacks on Tel Aviv will be halted for two hours, from 10: 00 to 12: 00 pm local time."By order of Chief of Staff [of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades] Abu Kh…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-15). China Chased U.S. In Space. Tianwen-1 Successfully Landed On Mars. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Chinese Tianwen-1 vessel had successfully landed on the surface of Mars on May 15th, state news agency Xinhua reported. China became the second space-faring nation after the United States to land on the Red Planet. | The uncrewed spacecraft landed in an an icy vast plain known as Utopia Planitia, located about 1,200 miles away from landing site of U.S. Perseverance rover. A Chinese footprint was left on Mars for the first time. | The craft had left its parked orbit, three hours l…

Madison Geramoni (2021-05-15). No, Biden's Not Banning Burgers – But Meat is a Real Climate Problem. indybay.org This article goes into detail about the misconceptions created by right winged politicians in regards to Biden's expectation to meet the Green New Deal.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Mayo Clinic again receives top honors for high-quality patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Eleven? hospitals across?Mayo Clinic?received star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Overall Hospital Quality. Six of the 11 hospitals earned five stars — the best score possible. The national average is 3 of 5 stars. The star rating provides patients with information about multiple dimensions of quality …

_____ (2021-05-15). American And Palestinian Unionists Build International Solidarity. popularresistance.org Abdel-Al‚Äâ—‚Äâwho lives in occupied East Jerusalem‚Äâ—‚Äâis visiting Chicago this week at the invitation of the United Electrical Workers (UE), the U.S. Palestinian Community Network, and Jewish Voice for Peace to enlist the support of the U.S. labor movement in the Palestinian liberation struggle. He addressed standing-room-only audiences of rank-and-file unionists at last weekend's Labor Notes conference and again on Tuesday night at the local UE Hall. | A machine repair technician by trade, Abdel-Al has been a union activist for t…

Ricardo Vaz (2021-05-15). Venezuelan Oil Production Down as PDVSA Targets Major Investment. venezuelanalysis.com The state oil company is reportedly looking for "new business models" with bigger private sector involvement.

Editor2 (2021-05-15). The Republics of 'Rumplandia' & the Security of the Unborn. orinocotribune.com By El Cayapo — May 11, 2021 | The global monopolistic process of the large transnationals pursues the goal of a single owner on the planet. This requires the elimination of nation-states and corporate taxation, the appropriation of the wealth administered by the states. We are talking about savings banks, trusts, contributions, health and housing insurance, subsidies, benefits, pensions and other demands, achieved by the working class during their struggles. They also seek to control directly the areas of natural resources, raw materials, energies and very cheap labor. | Let us look at the cases of Iraq, Lib…

Editor2 (2021-05-15). Forced Sterilizations Haunt Peruvian Candidate Keiko Fujimori. orinocotribune.com Peru's Association of Women Affected by Forced Sterilizations (AMPAEF) announced that this Tuesday they will hold a sit-in at the headquarters of the Palace of Justice, in the capital Lima, to continue demanding "truth, justice, and reparations" in their case. | A representation of women affected by a program that was implemented during the neoliberal government of Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) will participate in the protest, through which hundreds of thousands of women in situations of poverty and vulnerability were forced to deprive themselves of their rights, and their possibility of conceiving children. | Thi…

Staff (2021-05-15). Venezuela's Attorney General Unveils Corruption Plot at Lácteos Los Andes: Its President was Arrested. orinocotribune.com Earlier today the Attorney General of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab announced the dismantling of a corruption scheme at Lácteos Los Andes CA, a public enterprise in the dairy industry, carried out by the president of the company, Colonel Luis Augusto Piligra Jiménez. | During a press conference, Saab indicated that the Public Ministry (MP) together with the General Directorate of Military Counterintelligence (DGCIM ) pursued an investigation following complaints about irregularities within the company. | The prosecutor announced the arrest of the president of Lácteos Los Andes, Colonel Luis Augusto Piligra Jiméne…

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-05-15). Venezuela: Regional & Municipal Elections Scheduled for November 21—Complete Electoral Calendar Announced. orinocotribune.com Venezuela's regional and municipal elections will take place on Sunday, November 21, 2021. This was announced to the country on Thursday, May 13, by the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Pedro Calzadilla, following the approval of the corresponding electoral calendar. | This calendar comprises, as usual, a set of dates: | ‚Ä¢ The special day for new voter registration and data update will be…

WSWS repost (2021-05-15). End of CDC masking guidelines aimed at "normalizing" death. indybay.org The CDC's guidance is a political, not a scientific decision. It is intended to signal that all remaining measures that impinge on business interests, from social distancing requirements to enhanced sanitary guidelines, are to be dropped.

Marissa Land (2021-05-15). Self Serving Pro-Growth Media. indybay.org How power and control is affecting Sonoma County.

Madison Young (2021-05-15). Wealth Issues in Sonoma County. indybay.org This piece focuses on the issues revolving around the building of the Green Music Center, while Sonoma County is facing a poverty and homelessness crisis.

DXE (2021-05-15). Wednesday 5/19: Open Rescue Training: The Basics and Roles. indybay.org online…

Nashelly Chavez (2021-05-15). Santa Rosa Police Department underscores changes since summer 2020 protests. indybay.org The outcome of the 2020 BLM movement on Santa Rosa Police department. There has now been changes that have been made within the police department involving stricter rules for less-lethal munitions and long-range sound system for orders. Awareness of human right violations that were done with the use of tear gas and the less-lethal munitions. In need of better communication of protocols in handling situations like that better.

Jorge Valle Medina (2021-05-15). Latinx Threat Narrative: Are We Dangerous? indybay.org This piece discusses the Latinx Threat Narrative propaganda that has become well known in America's everyday conversations. This piece also touches on topics like racialization of minority groups and how these dangerous tools are use to further divide groups in America.

Root Division (2021-05-15). Thursday 6/17: A Joy Unexpected: Exhibition + Virtual Panel Discussion. indybay.org Online…

Dan Bacher (2021-05-15). California to ban new fracking permits by Jan. 2024, phase out oil extraction by 2045. indybay.org Representatives of environmental justice and climate justice groups praised the directive for being a step in the right direction, but said phasing out oil extraction in California by 2045 is too late and noted that frontline communities need an immediate 2500 foot health and safety buffer now, not later.

DXE (2021-05-15). Saturday 5/22: Seaspiracy Postering. indybay.org Cha-Ya Vegetarian Japanese Restaurant…

Raia & Jean-Jacques Zenger (2021-05-15). Friday 5/21: Mental Health Rights and Resources Video Forum on Friday May 21st 5pm. indybay.org Online video…

Cat Wilmott (2021-05-15). Stephanie Bice Dismisses Q-Anon. indybay.org This is a response to a Politico article about incoming GOP member Stephanie Bice. It addresses her denial of Q-Anon.

Keith McHenry (2021-05-15). A Victory for Chaos and Cruelty – The Logic of Internment Advanced Against the Unhoused. indybay.org We can only hope that the celluloid avatars at the Santa Cruz City Council are clueless, otherwise their "Camping Services and Standards Ordinance" is just naked sadism.

Lynda Carson (2021-05-15). MLB pressures Oakland to support A's waterfront ballpark scheme. indybay.org Oakland A's Baseball Players:…

Santa Cruz Dyke Trans March (2021-05-15). Saturday 6/5: Santa Cruz Dyke Trans Bike March – Let's Ride. indybay.org Town Clock Downtown Santa Cruz…

Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs (2021-05-15). Sunday 5/23: SOUPSTOCK 2021 – The 41st Anniversary of the founding of Food Not Bombs. indybay.org Laurel and Front Streets, Santa Cruz…

Michael Welch (2021-05-15). India: Resisting Vaccines and Corporate Capture of Farms. globalresearch.ca "The introduction of that study to India was made on the basis that it was going to be great investment in the health of India and the health of India's women. But in fact, later on, during the investigation around …

WSWS (2021-05-15). Black Lives Matter goes to war with Napoleon and the French Revolution. wsws.org In the New York Times, an academic supporter of Black Lives Matter slandered the republic that emerged from the 1789 French Revolution as a genocidal, racist state.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Australian budget underscores preparations for war. wsws.org The $44.6 billion allocated for military spending in 2021—22 stands in stark contrast to the chronic under-funding of essential social programs, including the over-stretched public hospitals.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Bicentenary of Napoleon's death: Macron praises Bonapartist police-state rule. wsws.org On May 5, French President Emmanuel Macron spoke on the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte in exile on the island of Saint Helena.

WSWS (2021-05-15). New Zealand Labour-led government imposes public sector wage freeze. wsws.org The Labour-Green Party government is stepping up its austerity agenda, with the trade unions at the centre of the operation.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Ukrainian government accuses pro-Russian oligarch and opposition leader of "high treason" wsws.org The indictment and prosecution of Medvedchuk will undoubtedly further worsen relations between Kiev and Moscow.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Vote "no" on the UAW-Volvo sellout agreement! Join the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee and expand the struggle throughout the truck manufacturing and auto industries! wsws.org The UAW is seeking to ram through a contract which would maintain the tier system, increase health care costs and worsen working conditions.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-15). Are U.S.,NATO, EU planning final mopping-up operation in former Soviet Union? antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Are U.S., NATO, EU planning final mopping-up operation in former Soviet Union?Rick Rozoff In recent days the American embassy in Georgia has acknowledged recruiting students from what it calls the "occupied territories" of that nation, and not a day goes by without the U.S., NATO and the European Union demanding the independent republics of Donetsk …

WSWS (2021-05-15). UAW-GSOC ends NYU graduate student strike, fraudulently presenting it as a "historic victory" wsws.org Under conditions of a staggering social and political crisis, the terms negotiated by the deal provide the basis for an erosion, not a rise, in living standards.

WSWS (2021-05-15). One in three college students is food insecure in the United States. wsws.org For working class youth, making the decision to go to college means sacrificing basic necessities such as health care, adequate housing, and food security.

Ashley Curtin (2021-05-15). Death of 18 endangered elephants in India under investigation. nationofchange.org "Poisoning could be behind the death of the elephants."

Andrew Emett (2021-05-15). Marine Corps Major charged with assaulting police officer during Capitol riots. nationofchange.org On Thursday, Major Christopher Warnagiris was arrested and charged on several account.

Global Voices (2021-05-15). Israeli settlers' aggressive takeover of Palestinian homes in Jerusalem is part of a decades-long struggle. juancole.com Written byÿ£ŸäŸÖŸÜ ÿ≠ÿ≥ŸàŸÜÿ© Translated byYasmeen Omera ( GlobalVoices.org) — "If I don't steal your house, someone else will." This is how an Israeli settler called "Yakob" responded to the Jerusalemite journalist Muna ElKurd when she asked him to leave the garden of her home in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. shows Israeli settler trying to take …

Rachel Sherrington (2021-05-15). New HSBC-backed coal plants will contribute to 19,000 deaths annually, new study estimates. nationofchange.org Researchers said the total health impacts of the plants could amount to $6.2 billion a year.

_____ (2021-05-15). Land Exchange For Alaska Native Veterans. popularresistance.org Juneau, AL – Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday proposed letting Alaska Native Vietnam War veterans exchange promised federal land allotments that many say are not available in their cultural regions for state lands. | Details would need to be worked out through the legislative process, with lawmakers eyeing adjournment in about two weeks. Several legislators attended Wednesday's announcement, along with Alaska Native veterans. | Dunleavy said he sees this as an opportunity to "right a wrong" the federal government should have addressed long ago. | "We're going to help them get land as close as possible to wh…

WSWS (2021-05-15). New Zealand: International mining experts release plan for full investigation of Pike River disaster. wsws.org Technical experts have demolished the Labour government's claims that a thorough underground investigation into the 2010 Pike River avoidable disaster would be too expensive and difficult.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Macron government shifts further right after far-right generals' coup threats. wsws.org The government has made clear that there will be no legal repercussions for the far right's open threat of a military coup.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-15). Liberating occupied territories: Turkey, Azerbaijan — one nation, two states. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com "One nation, two states!" will hold a video conference on philosophy, AzerTac news announces today. The event will he held on May 17. Excerpts: On the 103rd anniversary of our state independence in Ankara, on the occasion of the Azerbaijani-Turkish relations and the 98th anniversary of the birth of national leader Heydar Aliyev, "One nation, two …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for patent foramen ovale. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 36 and do not have any significant medical concerns, but due to a family member's heart health issues, it was recommended I have a cardiac evaluation. After undergoing an echocardiogram, I was surprised to be told that I have a patent foramen ovale. The cardiologist said I don't need to be treated …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Consumer Health: Stroke awareness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke. 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Consumer Health: Staying active and exercising with osteoporosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease, which affects approximately 10 million Americans, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Mother and son share rare muscle disorder, treated decades apart by same doctor. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Twenty-four years ago, Bobbi Heinold, 17, was diagnosed with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, a genetic muscle condition characterized by weakness, especially in the face, shoulder blades and upper arms. Doctors told her it could affect her quality of life. Bobbi and her mom drove from their Indiana home to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to learn …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Know the warning signs of stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted, depriving the brain of oxygen. It's important to recognize the warning signs of stroke, because prompt treatment can minimize brain damage. Every moment is crucial. "Strokes commonly occur in …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Trial demonstrates early AI-guided detection of heart disease in routine practice. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Heart disease can take a number of forms, but some types of heart disease, such as asymptomatic low ejection fraction, can be hard to recognize, especially in the early stages when treatment would be most effective. The ECG AI-Guided Screening for Low Ejection Fraction, or EAGLE, trial set out to determine whether …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente announce strategic investment in Medically Home to expand access to serious or complex care at home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn., and OAKLAND, Calif. ? Mayo Clinic and Kaiser Permanente are partnering in an unprecedented collaboration to allow more patients to receive acute level of care and recovery services in the comfort, convenience and safety of their homes. Beginning with significant strategic investments in Medically Home Group, a Boston-based, technology-enabled services company, Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Mayo Clinic playing key role in helping injured Minnesotans safely return to work. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — An effort supported by Mayo Clinic to help more injured Minnesotans be able to return to work has received a major boost. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the state of Minnesota $19.5 million to expand an innovative program that seeks to help workers suffering from injury or illness stay in the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Consumer Health: Bladder cancer awareness. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancers. Nearly 84,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2021, according to the American Cancer Society. Bladder cancer occurs in men more frequently than in women, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Consumer Health: Endometriosis, ovarian cancer and infertility — what are the connections? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been diagnosed with endometriosis, you may have questions about whether that raises your risk for other conditions, including ovarian cancer and infertility. With endometriosis, tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Infographic: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET). newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.?More health tip infographics: ?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Why lung cancer screening is important, especially for minorities. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. By the time lung cancer symptoms develop, the disease is usually too far advanced to cure. Studies show that lung cancer screening reduces the risk of dying from the disease. Screening is usually reserved for …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Consumer Health: Treating polycystic ovary syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Complications can include infertility, gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, miscarriage or premature birth, and endometrial cancer. Signs and symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome vary. A diagnosis is made when women experience at least two of these signs: Irregular periods.Elevated levels of male …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Signs of depression in teens and how to help. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. Although depression can occur at any time in life, symptoms may differ between teens and adults. Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for …

WSWS (2021-05-15). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific. wsws.org Striking health workers sacked in India; Sri Lankan public health inspectors walk out; New Zealand nurses vote to strike…

Toni Watkins (2021-05-15). A New Wave of Jim Crow Laws Is Here. zcomm.org Here's What You Need to Know…

Patrick Mazza (2021-05-15). Why I am not a climate doomist. zcomm.org People power is changing the story…

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis (2021-05-15). The Fierce Prophetic Vision of Poor Women. thenation.com The Fierce Prophetic Vision of Poor Women…

Nora De La Cour (2021-05-15). Massachusetts Nurses Waging Longest Current Strike in the US. zcomm.org The longest active picket line in the US is in Worcester, Massachusetts, where over 700 union nurses are entering their third month on strike. Their chief demand: safe staffing for patients…

Bart Lutters, Thomas Schlich (2021-05-15). [Perspectives] Facts and values in the history of spina bifida. thelancet.com Over the past two decades, maternal—fetal surgery has become a clinical reality for some pregnant women carrying a fetus diagnosed with spina bifida. Since its conception, maternal—fetal surgery has been the focus of ethical deliberation, because expected health benefits for the fetus come at the cost of potential health risks for the pregnant woman. Somewhat less attention has, however, been given to the nature of the medical criteria used to determine patient eligibility for maternal—fetal surgery from a historical perspective.

Jorge Arévalo, Francisco C Villafuerte, Martin Montes, Theresa J Ochoa, researchers from Facultad de Ciencias y Filosofía, from Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Peruvian research: striving for the highest standards. thelancet.com For 60 years, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru, has contributed to world-class knowledge in tropical medicine, high-altitude medicine and physiology, public health, and basic sciences with the highest research standards and ethics. We therefore read with interest the World Report by Lucien Chauvin,1 in which we found some inaccuracies that we would like to clarify.

Geoff Watts (2021-05-15). [Obituary] Peter MacNaughton Dunn. thelancet.com Paediatrician and pioneer of perinatal medicine. Born in Birmingham, UK, on June 23, 1929, he died of probable bowel cancer in Bristol, UK, on Feb 2, 2021, aged 91 years.

Joseph Stiglitz (2021-05-15). [Perspectives] A call to arms to change capitalism. thelancet.com In Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism, Mariana Mazzucato captures…

The Lancet (2021-05-15). [Editorial] 20 years of precision medicine in oncology. thelancet.com In the 20 years since the publication of the first draft of the human genome project, the use of genotyping and genomics have become part of standard treatment for some cancers. The desire to go beyond blanket, and often difficult, treatments for patients to a more refined, efficient, and patient-centred approach is an ideal that is hard to oppose. But as precision medicine in oncology expands to include big data, proteomics, transcriptomics, molecular imaging, and more, there are serious challenges ahead to translate that ideal into meaningful and equitable health care for patients.

The Conversation (2021-05-14). Protests by Palestinian citizens in Israel signal growing sense of a common struggle. juancole.com By Maha Nassar | — The world's attention has turned again to deadly scenes of Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip and the launching of rockets by the militant group Hamas into Israel. It follows two weeks of protests in East Jerusalem against attempts to forcibly displace Palestinians from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah and …

Fight Back (2021-05-14). 10,000 march in Chicago: Hands off Jerusalem. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – The Coalition for Justice for Palestine in Chicago rallied and marched to the Israeli Consulate in Chicago May 12. 10,000 people from the Palestinian community and their supporters chanted, "Free, free Palestine!" And "Netanyahu, you can't hide, we charge you with genocide!" | A new chant seemed to tap into the emotion of the crowd: "The only solution, Intifada revolution!" | Overwhelmingly youth from the Arab community, the march was called in response to the attacks by Zionist mobs and Israeli police in Jerusalem, and the Israeli occupation military in air strikes against the people of Gaza. As of…

Richard Becker (2021-05-14). Massive resistance in all parts of Palestine amid deadly Israeli assault. liberationnews.org In just the last week, the situation in occupied Palestine and the larger region has seen a dramatic shift. A new wave of resistance has sparked militant mass protests not only in cities and towns across the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza, but also in many Palestinian or "mixed" cities inside the 1948 borders …

Donald Monaco (2021-05-14). The Siege of Gaza and the Fight for Jerusalem. globalresearch.ca Israel's ethnic cleansing …

Juan Cole (2021-05-14). Shooting Fish in a Barrel: Israel bombs Palestinian Refugees from Israel in Gaza, 50% of them Children. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Steve Hendrix, Shira Rubin and Michael E. Miller at WaPo report that Israeli air strikes on the densely populated urban areas of the Gaza Strip had by Thursday evening killed 109 Palestinians, among them 28 children, and had wounded 621 persons. The Israeli Air Force deliberately destroyed some of Gaza's …

Staff (2021-05-14). Global Calendar of Resistance: Join these events to defend Palestine! samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges all Palestinian, Arab and international supporters of Palestine to escalate their organizing and struggle to confront massacres and ethnic cleansing and support Palestinian resistance! There are currently 119 martyrs in Gaza, while the entire land of Palestine is rising, from the river to the sea, from Haifa to al-Lydd, from Gaza to Rafah, from Ramallah to Nablus, Umm al-Fahm, Yaffa, and, of course, Palestine's capital, Jerusalem, confronting the most brutal violence of the colonizer with steadfastness, struggle, and a revolutionary promise of a liberated fut…

Aboulfotouh Kandil (2021-05-14). Chicago and nationwide demonstrations demand end to attacks on Palestinians. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO—A protest here by thousands against the Israeli attacks on Gaza was emblematic this week of actions that swept the nation's cities from coast to coast and of more marches and rallies expected this weekend. The mass gathering in downtown Chicago, condemning the Israeli violence against Palestinians both in Gaza and within the borders of …

_____ (2021-05-14). Global Resistance: End The Nakba Now! popularresistance.org Palestine is under siege. Since Monday, Israeli airstrikes have hammered Gaza without relief, decimating homes, workplaces and media offices. As of Thursday, Israel had killed over 109 Palestinians, including 27 children, as the number of wounded soared to 580. A ground invasion is now underway. | Earlier in the week, Israel launched a vicious campaign of ethnic cleansing in occupied East Jerusalem, instituting a plan to forcibly evict some 2,000 Palestinians from the neighbourhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Al-Bustan. As residents rose up to defend their lives, livelihoods, and homes, the Israeli state responded with…

Stephen Lendman (2021-05-14). "Gaza Will Burn": Israel's War Cabinet Approves Escalated Aggression on Gaza. globalresearch.ca Late Wednesday, cabinet …

Fight Back (2021-05-14). Stop Israeli terror in Palestine! Victory to the resistance! fightbacknews.org The Israeli occupiers of Palestine are adding to their long list of crimes. They are attempting to drive Palestinians from the homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem. Mobs of reactionary Zionist settlers are roaming the streets and attempting to murder Palestinian motorists. Israeli airstrikes are raining U.S.-made bombs on homes in Gaza. The death toll of Palestinians, including children, is mounting each day. The cruel and callous reality of the occupation is there for the whole world to see. The great South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela was entirely correct to identify Israeli apartheid…

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-14). More than 100 killed as Israel intensifies Gaza onslaught. electronicintifada.net Military admits it underestimated resistance groups' capacity.

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-14). Israel is killing women and children in Gaza. electronicintifada.net Nightmare of 2014 repeated as families are bombed in their homes.

South Front (2021-05-14). Video: No Quarter for Gaza: Netanyahu Rejects Hamas Ceasefire. globalresearch.ca The situation in …

commsdirector (2021-05-14). DSA Stands with Palestinians: from Sheikh Jarrah to Gaza and Beyond. dsausa.org The Democratic Socialists of America unequivocally condemns the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestinians everywhere, including the dispossession (aka illegal "evictions") of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, the ongoing racist violence by Israeli police and Jewish settlers, and Israel's latest bombardment, invasion, and murder of Palestinians in Gaza. We stand in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle against…

Global Research News (2021-05-14). Selected Articles: "Gaza Will Burn": Israel's War Cabinet Approves Escalated Aggression on Gaza. globalresearch.ca By With the exception of the impending departure of U.S. and NATO forces from Afghanistan, if it occurs, the White House seems to prefer …

Juan Cole (2021-05-14). Shooting Fish in a Barrel. zcomm.org Israel bombs Palestinian Refugees from Israel in Gaza, 50% of them Children…

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-14). Why Israel won't win in Gaza. zcomm.org The will of a colonized people for liberation and self-determination cannot be crushed by military force, by siege, or any new technology from Israel's innovative labs of oppression…

Staff (2021-05-14). As Israel's Attack Mounts, Biden Says It's "Not Been a Significant Overreaction" truthout.org U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday that he doesn't believe Israel's onslaught against the besieged Gaza Strip this week has been a "significant overreaction," remarks that came shortly before the Israeli military

Staff (2021-05-14). Israel Isn't Entitled to "Self-Defense" Against the People Under Its Occupation. truthout.org As Israel continues to pummel the Palestinian people with bombs and artillery shot into Gaza from troops amassed along its borders in preparation for a ground invasion, the Biden administration has reaffirmed its unwavering support for Israel's war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Palestinians. | Israel could not commit its crimes without the

Staff (2021-05-14). This Isn't a Civil War, It Is Settler-Colonial Violence. truthout.org Earlier this week, massive protests erupted in '48 Palestinian towns and cities. '48 Palestinians (known as "citizens" of Israel) had mobilized to protest the threat of expulsion facing Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah in Jerusalem, and in protest of Israel's attack on al-Aqsa Mosque. | As Israel escalated its violence against the families in Sheikh Jarrah, worshipers in al-Aqsa mosque during the holy month of Ramadan and in Gaza, '48 Palestinian protests escalated as well. Palestinians came out in their masse…

_____ (2021-05-14). Israel's Violence Shows Why Now Is The Time For BDS. popularresistance.org On the day that Israel was carrying out its remorseless pummelling of the Gaza Strip, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was using his Queen's Speech to announce a series of laws for the next year. | Included in Johnson's list were measures to disrupt the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against the state of Israel by banning public bodies from launching their own boycott campaigns. | The planned reform would seek to 'ensure a coherent approach to foreign relations' by stopping public bodies from 'imposing their own approach or views via boycott, divestment or sanctions campaigns.' | In…

Staff (2021-05-14). Headlines for May 14, 2021. democracynow.org Palestinian Civilian Death Toll Mounts as Israel Pounds Gaza with Airstrikes and Heavy Artillery, Eight Killed in Israel by Palestinian Rocket Fire as Military Chief Threatens "Gaza Will Burn", President Biden Says Israel's Bombing and Shelling of Gaza Not a "Significant Overreaction", India to Make Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Available Amid Devastating COVID-19 Toll, Japan Expands Coronavirus Emergency as Doctors Join Call to Cancel Summer Olympics, CDC Says Fully Vaccinated U.S. Residents Can Go Maskless in Most Settings, Hackers Post Personal Data of D.C. Police Officers Following Ransomware Attack, Active-Duty…

Staff (2021-05-14). Hanan Ashrawi & Rashid Khalidi: U.S. Backing Has Given Israel License to Kill & Maim Palestinians. democracynow.org Palestinian scholar Hanan Ashrawi says Israel's latest assault on Gaza is turning life in the besieged territory into "sheer hell," aided by U.S. military and diplomatic support. "Israel has total license to use unbridled power to kill and destroy and maim and get away with it," Ashrawi says. We also speak with Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said professor of modern Arab studies at Columbia University, who says President Joe Biden's continued defense of Israeli actions reflects long-standing erasure and dehumanization of Palestinians. "One wonders what proportion you have to have of Arab deaths, of Palestinian deaths, ov…

Staff (2021-05-14). Watch Rep. Rashida Tlaib Blast U.S. Aid for Israel & Attack on Gaza in Dramatic House Floor Speech. democracynow.org As the death toll in Gaza reaches at least 119 amid Israel's escalation of its aerial assault, Congressmember Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, the first Palestinian American woman elected to Congress, delivered a powerful speech on the House floor Thursday to denounce the violence and attempted erasure of the Palestinian people. "I am the only Palestinian American member of Congress now," Tlaib said. "I am a reminder to colleagues that Palestinians do indeed exist."

Anonymous007 (2021-05-14). Israel Initially Confirms, Then Denies Ground Troops Entered Gaza. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Beginning from the evening of May 13th, there's been conflicting reports of whether a ground invasion is going on in Gaza. | Initially, the Israeli Defense Forces have confirmed there are "troops on the ground"."I said that we will exact a very heavy price from Hamas, we are doing this, and we will continue to do so," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated. "The last word has not been said, and this operation will continue as long as necessary." | AFP:…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-14). U.S. Continues Blocking UNSC Statements On West Bank Hostilities. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 12th, the UN Security Council tried to hold a second emergency meeting on the escalating situation in the West Bank between Israel and Gaza. | A joint statement wasn't agreed due to opposition from the United States, Israel's key ally. | According to several sources, 14 of the 15 members of the Council were in favour of adopting a joint declaration aimed at reducing tension. | However, the United States saw th…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-14). Israeli Military Raises Gaza To The Ground. Another Tower Fell (Photos, Videos). southfront.org An Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jet. © Amir Cohen / Reuters | The Israeli military counties to strike what it claims to be "legitimate military targets" in the Gaza Strip in response to Palestinian rocket fire. | On May 14th, Israeli warplanes wiped out another tower in Gaza city which used to host a branch of the Production Bank. In an attempt to justify the attack, the Israeli Air Force claimed that the bank was supporting the Hamas Movement. | ◊û◊ò◊ï◊°◊ô ◊ß&l…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-14). Gaza Conflict Spillover: Israeli Army Struck Syrian-Lebanese Border. southfront.org Israel's first two F-35 stealth fighter jets on their maiden flight as part of the Israeli Air Force on December 13, 2016. (Israel Defense Forces) | Early on May 14, an Israeli warplane targeted a vehicle near a Syrian town located next to the border with Lebanon, according to Lebanese and Israeli sources. | The vehicle, a pickup, was targeted near the Syrian town of al-Juntliyah in western Homs. Israeli sources claimed that the vehicle was about to move a weapons shipment from the Syrian town, where Hezbollah is known to be p…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-14). Playing With Fire: Israeli Military Killed Hezbollah Fighter On Separation Line With Lebanon (Videos). southfront.org Mohamad al-Tahan. Source: Hezbollah Military Media. | Israel and Lebanon may be heading to a serious confrontation after the killing of a Lebanese citizen by the Israeli military. | The victim, Mohamad al-Tahan from the southern Lebanese town of Aadloun, was protesting along with hundreds of Lebanese and Palestinians against Israeli's ongoing attack on the Gaza Strip on the separation line with Israel. | The Israeli attack on Palestinian factions in G…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-14). Latin America's Authoritarians Back Israel. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News The latest Israeli bombing campaign on Gaza and ruthless killings of Palestinians has Latin America split along ideological lines once again. OAS chief Luis Almagro expressed his vigorous support for the Israeli regime on May 11, a position typical of the region's United States-allied right-wing. "We stand in solidarity with Israel, this region's…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-14). On the Fifth Day of the Aggression on Gaza, State Terrorism is Evident, and an Exodus Reminiscent of the Scenes of the Nakba. libya360.wordpress.com 39 civilians were killed, including (14) children and (13) women, and (224) civilians were wounded, including (60) women, (63) children and two journalists The toll of the aggression rose to (122) dead, including (31) children and (20) women, and (542) wounded, including (158) children and (121) women ÿßÿ±ÿ™ŸÅÿßÿπ ÿ≠ÿµŸäŸÑÿ© ÿߟÑÿπÿØŸàÿßŸÜ ÿ•ŸÑŸâ (122) ŸÇÿ™Ÿä&Y…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-14). IDF 'Willfully' Misled Media About Ground Invasion to Lure Gaza Fighters Into Tunnels: Report. commondreams.org The IDF appeared to intentionally mislead the press Thursday night, claiming it was sending ground troops into Gaza only to launch more airstrikes against the Metro and other targets. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2021-05-14). Mounting death toll as Israel's war on Gaza escalates. wsws.org Sixteen thousand army reservists have been called up and ground forces sent to the border in preparation for a ground invasion…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-14). 100+ Groups Condemn Israeli Violence in East Jerusalem and Gaza. commondreams.org Over 100 progressive groups called on the Biden administration to condemn Israeli violence against Palestinians in East Jerusalem and Gaza, and address its root causes. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-14). Israeli air strikes in Gaza continue, at least 119 Palestinians including 31 children killed so far. peoplesdispatch.org Large scale protests against Israeli offensive are being organized inside occupied territories. Arab citizens of Israel are facing increased violence by Jewish settlers for their vocal opposition to the aggression…

Moderator (2021-05-14). Chris Hedges: Israel, the Big Lie. scheerpost.com By Chris Hedges / Original to ScheerPost Nearly all the words and phrases used by the Democrats, Republicans and the talking heads on the media to describe the unrest inside Israel and the heaviest Israeli assault against the Palestinians since the 2014 attacks on Gaza, which lasted 51 days and killed more than 2,200 Palestinians, including 551 children, are a lie. Israel… |

Charlotte Dennett (2021-05-14). Pipeline Politics: From Afghanistan to Gaza. counterpunch.org It's too early to tell if the bombing deaths of over 60 Afghan schoolgirls will change President Biden's trajectory for withdrawing American forces from Afghanistan. So far he's adhered to the tired old mantra of why our troops were sent there in the first place — to fight the terrorists responsible for 9/11 — and he

H. Scott Prosterman (2021-05-14). How Trump's "Abraham Accords" Inflamed Tensions by Marginalizing Palestinians and how Biden must hold Israel Accountable. juancole.com Oakland, CA (Special to Informed Comment) — Formal military units and street gangs are fighting it out separately throughout Israel, Palestine and the territories. Both Arab and right-wing Jewish street gangs have been fighting it out with each other AND cops. Nadav Eyal of the newspaper Yediot Ahronoth characterized it saying, "We are seeing the …

Fight Back (2021-05-14). Minnesota Al Nakba protest and march: Say no to US aid to Israel! fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – The Minnesota Anti-War Committee and American Muslims for Palestine MN will be holding a rally and march on May 15, at 2 p.m., 4301 Central Ave NE, Columbia Heights, in order to commemorate Al Nakba and highlight the role that the U.S. plays in endorsing and funding the ongoing Israeli occupation of Palestine. This action follows up on the march of over 1000 people on Tuesday, May 11, in front of Senator Klobuchar's office. | Over the past week Israeli settlers have attempted a forced ethnic displacement of over 500 Palestinians living in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, worship…

Fight Back (2021-05-14). Hundreds turn out in Milwaukee for solidarity with Palestine. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On May 12, many hundreds of people gathered at the Milwaukee Lakefront for a rally and protest in solidarity with Palestine. Crowd estimates range up to 700 people. Organized by the Milwaukee chapter of American Muslims for Palestine, the protest was sparked by this month's attacks on Palestinian families in East Jerusalem. Israeli settlers are attempting to evict and expel hundreds of Palestinians from their neighborhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan. | Furthermore, when Palestinians gathered in Al-Aqsa mosque on May 7, to both observe the last Friday of Ramadan and to protest the evictions, they…

ANSWER Coalition (2021-05-14). STAND WITH PALESTINE! Say NO to apartheid! Join or organize a protest in your area! liberationnews.org The following is reposted from the website of the ANSWER Coalition If you have information about an action in your area, or if you are planning an action, please let us know by clicking here. Statement by the ANSWER Coalition — Act Now to Stop War & End Racism In response to the mobilization of …

Birrion Sondahl (2021-05-14). What's Happening With Israel? realprogressives.org Socialists and the lower classes throughout the world must unite behind the fight to free Palestine.

Jon Wiener (2021-05-14). Palestinian Lives, and Death: An Interview With Rachel Kushner. thenation.com Palestinian Lives, and Death: An Interview With Rachel Kushner…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-14). Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine: The Epic Struggle. libya360.wordpress.com Our People and Their Resistance are Waging a True Heroic Epic and An Unwavering Struggle The resistance turned the occupation's winning equation into a losing equation, and it cost it dearly The resistance succeeded in bringing about a real change in the balance of deterrence in favor of the resistance The occupation's crimes against civilians…

Thomas Knapp (2021-05-14). Peace in Palestine? Not if American Politicians Can Help It. counterpunch.org On April 22, more than 300 American lawmakers publicly pledged their unconditional loyalty to a foreign power. In a letter to the chair and ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, the members of Congress cautioned against "reducing funding or adding conditions on" US welfare checks (totaling $3.8 billion annually) to Israel. The letter name-checks

WSWS (2021-05-14). Israel's war crimes and the hypocrisy of "human rights" imperialism. wsws.org Washington's response to the death and repression wrought by the Israeli state against the Palestinians is an object lesson in the absolute cynicism of "human rights" imperialism.

Israel Shahak (2021-05-14). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-05-14). Fresh U.S. Sanctions Against Hezbollah Make Lebanon Weakened and Divided Against Israel. globalresearch.ca The U.S. Treasury …

Chris Hedges (2021-05-14). Israel Is Carrying Out Mass Murder, Aided and Abetted by the US. commondreams.org "The United States is not an honest broker for peace but has funded, enabled and defended Israel's crimes against the Palestinian people. Israel is not defending the rule of law. Israel is not a democracy. It is an apartheid state," writes Chris Hedges. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Sarah Cords (2021-05-14). A Drone Whistleblower's Quest for Justice. progressive.org Daniel Hale, a former intelligence analyst, leaked documents that showed the destructiveness of drone warfare; now, he won't even be able to defend himself in court.

David Swanson (2021-05-14). Chile and Colombia to Move Money Out of Militaries. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, May 15, 2021 While the proposal for a global ceasefire during a disease pandemic has done the opposite of catching on, there are a few small signs of sanity and even of successful activism. While most big military spenders (including the super-mega-biggest one) have increased or kept their spending …

David Swanson (2021-05-14). For Okinawa, Rahm Would Be a Knee on the Neck. warisacrime.org If you don't know much about Japan (and neither does Rahm Emanuel, the reported nominee for U.S. ambassador) a few relevant facts are these: 1) It's right next to China which much of the U.S. government is eager for some sort of fight with. 2) Its Constitution (imposed by the U.S.) bans war, and the …

Philip Giraldi (2021-05-14). Butting Heads with China and Russia: American Diplomats Are Outclassed. globalresearch.ca With the exception …

WSWS (2021-05-14). Dozens of corpses found floating in Ganges as India's humanitarian crisis deepens. wsws.org According to the World Health Organization, India currently accounts for half of new COVID-19 cases and 30 percent of deaths worldwide.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-14). Weingarten: Post-pandemic schools should retool education. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The coronavirus pandemic-forced school closures, and upcoming reopening of all public schools this fall, are a massive opportunity to reimagine and retool public education so it serves all kids and gives teachers and staff the support and respect they deserve. So said Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten in a comprehensive hour-long speech on May 13 …

_____ (2021-05-14). Colombia Has Lost Its Fear. popularresistance.org After decades of armed conflict and paramilitary violence, Colombia has seen protest movements return in strength over the past year and a half. The forceful demonstrations of the past week exceed even the high points of the nationwide uprising of November and December 2019. In response, the most heavily armed government in Latin America has carried out a brutal crackdown. | The COVID-19 pandemic and its social and economic consequences have hit Colombia hard. The country is reaching a breaking point as the ruling class attempts to squeeze the last drops of profit out of an already suffering populace kept in line…

WSWS (2021-05-14). Nationwide demonstrations in Brazil after police slaughter 27 in Rio favela raid. wsws.org The raid, the largest police massacre in Rio since 1989, was carried out in defiance of a Supreme Court ban on such operations during the pandemic.

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-14). Why one State in India is showing promising signs of democracy as the world goes more authoritarian. peoplesdispatch.org In Kerala, the re-elected Left government has prioritized making life better for all, even during crises—contrasting sharply with Narendra Modi's right-wing central government's devastating mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-14). Revealed: Big Pharma's Plot to Derail US Covid-19 Vaccine Waiver. commondreams.org A new report by The Intercept's Lee Fang reveals how Big Pharma and its lobbyists are attempting to derail the U.S. decision to back a temporary intellectual property waiver for Covid-19 vaccines. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Moderator (2021-05-14). Maj. Danny Sjursen: The Russian Bounty Story Is a Deadly Example of Fake News. scheerpost.com [Shutterstock] Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play A New York Times report about Russia paying Taliban militants to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan turned many heads in the summer of 2020 when it was first published. It solidified many Democrats' views that Russia is a dangerous enemy that is consistently acting to not only undermine the U.S., but actually murder its… |

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-14). Why One State in India Is Showing Promising Signs of Democracy. zcomm.org Hunger can't be eradicated by devotion. Only social action can eradicate hunger and hopelessness…

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-14). If I fall in the struggle, take my place. mronline.org Ugliness defines the mood of state violence from Cali (Colombia) to Durban (South Africa), each context different and the depth of the violence particular to the location. Images of security forces cracking down on people trying to express their political rights have become commonplace. | May 14, 2021…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-14). From Grenfell to Iraq to Chile: Lowkey on the necro-politics of neoliberalism. peoplesdispatch.org Vijay Prashad talks to rapper and activist Lowkey about the different aspects of neoliberalism that led to the Grenfell tower fire in London in June 2017 which killed 72 people.

Naledi Ushe (2021-05-14). 8 Yankees Players and Staff Test Positive for COVID-19 Despite Being Vaccinated Before Diagnosis. globalresearch.ca Eight …

Staff (2021-05-14). The utterly horrifying and depressingly preventable COVID crises in India and Brazil. therealnews.com Young people in India are scrambling to find oxygen supplies for dying neighbors and relatives while poor and Black communities in Brazil suffer the worst of a COVID surge. It didn't have to be this way.

Staff (2021-05-14). The Economic Recovery Is Mostly Benefitting White Families. truthout.org The United States is slowly emerging from the COVID-19 economic recession. The unemployment rate Yet these milestones mask an uncomfortable truth: The economic rec…

Sunita Viswanath (2021-05-14). 'Where Are the Moderate Hindus?'. thenation.com 'Where Are the Moderate Hindus?'

Javier Sierra (2021-05-14). Mujeres esencialmente heroicas. peoplesworld.org La próxima vez que comas fruta o verdura, da las gracias a las campesinas que se parten el espinazo recolectándolas en condiciones inhumanas. Calor extremo, exposición a pesticidas, abusos sexuales y vulnerabilidad a COVID-19 contribuyen a que el trabajo de estas mujeres sea de los más arriesgados del país. En el caso de los graves …

Eduardo Camín (2021-05-14). Pandemia, capitalismo, politización y economicismo. globalizacion.ca El horizonte del tiempo atrae, pero también amenaza. Sólo donde hay una amenaza futura surge la aspiración al poder. Algo de todo esto sucede de forma soslayada, con la pandemia de la Covid 19 y la creación de la vacuna….

Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein (2021-05-14). Estados Unidos: øQuién paga la cuenta por el desastre? globalizacion.ca Mucho más que una simple crisis coyuntural, el sistema capitalista se está confrontado a fallas de fondo que dicen relación con las contradicciones que se generan en su fase imperialista monopólica. La pandemia del COVID-19 ha mostrado como nunca antes…

Hamza Yousuf, Sander van der Linden, Luke Bredius, G.A. van Essen, Govert Sweep, Zohar Preminger, Eric van Gorp, Erik Scherder, Jagat Narula, Leonard Hofstra (2021-05-14). A media intervention applying debunking versus non-debunking content to combat vaccine misinformation in elderly in the Netherlands: A digital randomised trial. thelancet.com Utilizing debunking in media campaigns on top of vaccine information and social norm modeling is an effective means to combat misinformation and distrust associated with vaccination in elderly, and could help maximize grounds for the acceptance of vaccines, including the COVID-19 vaccines.

C.J. Hopkins, Eric Markhoff (2021-05-14). The Covidian Cult and The Higher Breeders. indybay.org Back in October 2020, the author wrote an essay entitled "The Covidian Cult" (1), in which he described the so-called "New Normal" as a global totalitarian ideological movement. Developments over the past six months have proven the accuracy of this analogy. Health preservation takes the place of human dignity!

Eds. (2021-05-14). U.S. Customs to Indian travellers: Don't carry cow dung in your luggage. mronline.org In India, doctors recently had to issue a warning against the practice of using cow dung in the belief it will ward off COVID-19, saying there is no scientific evidence for its effectiveness and that it risks spreading other diseases. | May 14, 2021…

Jack Rasmus (2021-05-14). Inflation Myths and the US Economic Rebound 2021. counterpunch.org On May 12, 2021, the US Labor Department released its report on businesses now raising prices, as the US economy reopens in the wake of Covid vaccinations and moderating Covid infections. The CPI, or Consumer Price Index, rose 0.8% in April, after a 0.6% in March, and 4.2% for the twelve months ending last month,

WSWS (2021-05-14). Two funerals in one week at Sterling Stamping Plant. wsws.org The deaths last month of Terry Garr and Mark Bruce, one in an industrial accident and the other from COVID, resulted from the insatiable drive for corporate profits.

Tamara Pearson (2021-05-14). The Missing Dead: How the Media Has Misreported COVID's Toll in Poorer Nations. counterpunch.org Here in Mexico, the majority of people who have died from Covid-19 did not get tested, and so they weren't counted in the official numbers. They do not exist in the numbers that the media repeats over and over, without ever contextualizing them, without ever explaining that they are almost meaningless because testing is so inaccessible here.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-14). Ebola Response Veterans Urge WHO to 'Dramatically Expand' Global Covid-19 Vaccine Access. commondreams.org "The emotional strain of watching people in rich countries get vaccinated while we, in the poor countries, helplessly watch our loved ones die, amounts to an injustice that must come to an end now," said letter signer Zacharia Kafuko of 1 Day Sooner. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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