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2022-05-14: News Headlines

_____ (2022-05-14). Why is the United States Getting Away with Unleashing a Global Biological War? journal-neo.org The United States has long demonstrated to the global community its disregard for international regulations, along with its readiness to unleash a war with the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) anywhere in the world. This is what the Americans did in Japan, when they dropped nuclear bombs on civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki …

Fight Back (2022-05-14). Mexican president bails on Biden's Summit of the Americas, Workers plan Summit of the Americas in Tijuana. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced he plans to bail on the Summit of the Americas because the Biden administration refuses to invite all the countries and leaders of Latin America. Mexico will instead send their foreign minister. The Biden administration has so far refused to invite Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela because the White House does not like their governments or leaders. | The 9th Summit of the Americas is supposed to involve all the heads of state and officials of government from the Western Hemisphere. President Biden is hosting it in Los Angeles June 6 through 1…

____ (2022-05-14). The realities confronting Ukraine's six million refugees. wsws.org While the media portrays the situation as if Ukrainian refugees are walking into the arms of America and Europe's governments, all the social and political problems of global capitalism are manifesting themselves in the crisis.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-14). How a century of political violence in Ukraine is linked to the atrocities of today/By Olga Sukharevskaya, ex-Ukrainian diplomat. marktaliano.net Original Link Here: How a century of political violence in Ukraine is linked to the atrocities of today — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union The history of Ukrainian nationalist cruelty is an important factor, barely discussed, or known, in the West Troops shot in the legs screaming in pain. Others dying from blood loss and …

Staff (2022-05-14). The Shame of the Richest Country in the World Just Not Being the Richest Country in the World. davidswanson.org "In the richest country in the world, it's an injustice that millions of people lack basic health care," said Sen. Ed Markey. "[T]he richest country in the world [is] struggling to provide basic nutrition to many of its infants," according to Vox. Politico tells us that "the richest country in the world could find itself …

Anonymous103 (2022-05-14). Military Situation In Ukraine On May 14, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Anonymous669 (2022-05-14). Germany Is Considering Supplying Ukraine With IRIS-T Air-Defense Systems. southfront.org IRIS-T SL-launcher including IRIS-T SL surface-to-air guided missiles on an MAN carrier vehicle. Source diehl.com | Germany is considering supplying IRIS-T SLM medium range air-defense systems to Ukraine, According to the German news outlet, the German cabinet's security council is discussing the matter.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-14). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On May 14, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

_____ (2022-05-14). The Bizarre, Unanimous Democratic Support For The $40b War Package. popularresistance.org After Joe Biden announced his extraordinary request for $33 billion more for the war in Ukraine — on top of the $14 billion the U.S. has already spent just ten weeks into this war — congressional leaders of both parties immediately decided the amount was insufficient. They arbitrarily increased the amount by $7 billion to a total of $40 billion, then fast-tracked the bill for immediate approval. As we reported on Tuesday night, the House overwhelmingly voted to approve the bill by a vote of 388-57. All fifty-seven NO votes came from Republican House members. Except for two missing members, all House D…

_____ (2022-05-14). Advancing Interconnected Solutions To The Food, Energy And Finance Crises. popularresistance.org The governing body of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) met in Rome on April 8, 2022 in an Extraordinary Session to examine the "impact of the Ukraine-Russia conflict on global food security and related matters under its mandate" and advise on how it should proceed. Meanwhile, just two days earlier, the Civil Society and Indigenous People Mechanism (CSIPM) at U.N. Committee on World Food Security (CFS) called for an Extraordinary Plenary Session of the CFS. | We must consider these developments along with a new initiative from the U.N. and against the background of the FAO's global food…

_____ (2022-05-14). NY Times Shifts Prowar Narrative, Documents Failure Of US In Ukraine. popularresistance.org The New York Times has a job to do — and it has done that job spectacularly well over the past few months. The Times is a leader, in the opinion of this writer, the leader in spelling out the US narrative on the war in Ukraine, a tale designed to keep up morale, give the war a high moral purpose and justify the untold billions pouring from the taxpayers' pockets into Joe Biden's proxy war on Russia. Day in and day out in page after page of word and picture it has been instructing one and all, including politicians and lower level opinion shapers, exactly what to think about the war in Ukraine. | So, when th…

Thierry Meyssan (2022-05-14). Canada and the Banderites. orinocotribune.com By Thierry Meyssan — May 10, 2022 | For 80 years, Banderite immigrants have been embedded in the Liberal Party of Canada to the point of occupying the number two position in Justin Trudeau's current government. | The first foreign fighters to arrive in Ukraine at the start of the war in February, 2022 were Canadians. The first foreign officer arrested by Russian forces on May 3 was a Canadian general. Clearly, Canada, although located more than 6,000 kilometers from Ukraine, has a hidden involvement in this conflict. | In this article, I will show that all Canadian Liberal governments have supported the Ukr…

____ (2022-05-14). Sweden to join NATO with Finland as US-led war on Russia escalates. wsws.org NATO is moving to turn Scandinavia and the entire Baltic Sea into a second front in the war on Russia it has waged since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February.

Anonymous669 (2022-05-14). Jordanian Army Thwarts Attempt To Smuggle Drugs With Drone On Border With Syria (Photos). southfront.org

Anonymous103 (2022-05-14). Military Situation In Iraq On May 14, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Anonymous103 (2022-05-14). In Photos: In Moldova, A March For Victory… A March For Peace! southfront.org Eternity Memorial Complex: Russian Victory Day, Moldova May 9, 2022 | Written by Brett Redmayne-Titley | EU and NATO backed Moldova President Maia Sandu has a war problem. It's not a Russian problem. It is a peace problem. | That problem gathered en mass in all around the huge pinnacle at the Eternity Memorial Complex in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau at the completion of the annual Victory Day march. This march commentates the historic victory of Russia over Germany at the close of WW II and those who died for this just…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-14). Military Situation In Syria On May 14, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Anonymous669 (2022-05-14). Syrian, Russian Strikes Hit Turkish Military & Its Proxies In Respond To Recent Aleppo Attacks (Photos). southfront.org The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) have responded to recent attacks by Turkey's proxies in…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-14). US Willing To Escalate Ukrainian Conflict. southfront.org Recent Washington's maneuvers reveal US wants to take conflict to its ultimate consequences. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, researcher in Social Sciences at the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; geopolitical consultant. | Once again, the US government seems to be the side most interested in taking the Ukrainian conflict to its ultimate consequences. A law recently signed by President Joe Biden threatens to escalate the dispute in Eastern Europe to extremely dangerous levels, increasi…

Staff (2022-05-14). Tillsammans fà∂r frihet och rà§ttvisa. samidoun.net Den femtonde maj sammanfaller med Nakba-dagen — dagen att minnas fà∂rdrivningen av palestinier frà•n deras land, en dag av kamp mot bosà§ttare-sionistisk kolonialism, en dag av kontinuerligt och solid palestinskt motstà•nd och en dag av internationell solidaritet med và•r rà§ttvisa sak. Som tidigare à•r har palestinskt arbete undertrycks systematiskt genom att rikta in sig pà• …

Staff (2022-05-14). Berlin bans Nakba commemorations: United against Repression — United for Freedom and Justice. samidoun.net In an outrageous attack on Palestinian rights, memory and even identity, the police in Berlin, the capital of Germany, have banned all public commemorations of the 74th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, when over 750,000 Palestinians were forced from their homes and lands by Zionist militias. The Nakba is commemorated on 15 May, known as …

_____ (2022-05-14). New Gas Industry Astroturf Group 'Fuelling Canada'. popularresistance.org In April, the Globe & Mail published an article on its website extolling the virtues of natural gas appliances in people's houses. | The story, headlined "Why natural gas is the smart choice for your new home," has the look and feel of actual journalism. It includes statistics about Canada's "reliable" gas industry, a photo of a young couple cooking on their gas range and quotes from Canadian homebuilders and makers of consumer products—such as grills and fireplaces—that use gas. | It looks explicitly designed to appeal to first-time homebuyers. | But even though natural gas is a major growing so…

_____ (2022-05-14). Florida Teacher Fired For Speaking About Sexuality. popularresistance.org Lee County, Florida – Casey Scott, an elementary school art teacher at Trafalgar Middle School in Lee County, Florida, asked students to make flags to represent themselves as part of an art project. In their discussions about identity, several of her students expressed that they were gay, bisexual, and trans. Many of them wanted to represent themselves using the rainbow flag or the pink, blue, and white flag that represents trans rights. After she hung the flags up on her bulletin board, school administrators told Scott that it would be "in her best interest" to get rid of them immediately. | When she got home, s…

_____ (2022-05-14). Summit Of The Americas Is Shaping Up To Show US Has Become Isolated. popularresistance.org US observers are becoming increasingly worried that next month's Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles is about to be one of the Biden Administration's worst-ever foreign policy embarrassments following last August's chaotic evacuation from Afghanistan. Politico headlined a piece about how "Biden's Americas summit is drawing jeers and threats of boycott", which reported that several Latin American leaders are threatening to boycott the event if Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela aren't invited to attend. While Antigua, Barbuda, and Bolivia might not be a big deal in the grand scheme of US strategy towards the hemisph…

_____ (2022-05-14). Joe Biden And The Democrats Have Nothing To Offer Organized Labor. popularresistance.org Amazon Labor Union (ALU) organizer and former Amazon worker Chris Smalls testified in a Senate Banking Committee hearing called by Bernie Sanders on May 5th to investigate whether Amazon and other monopoly corporations that violate labor law should receive federal contracts. That Amazon would receive federal assistance despite accumulating record profits amid a global pandemic is bad enough. Worse yet is that it took months before so-called progressive Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged the efforts of workers organizing a union within the corporate behemoth. | The hearing proceedings went viral after…

_____ (2022-05-14). What If We Use Public Money To Transform Local Media? popularresistance.org CounterSpin listeners understand that the news media situation in this country works against our democratic aspirations. There are so many problems crying out for open, inclusive conversation, in which those with the most power don't get the biggest megaphone, leaving the vast majority outside of power to try and shout into the dominant noise, or try to find the space to talk around it. | It's no surprise, in that context, that conversations about how to make a different media system—differently structured, differently accountable—are among the hardest to have. But while corporate media can give the i…

_____ (2022-05-14). "It Tears You Apart Mentally And Physically": The Health Crisis Afflicting Black Farmers. popularresistance.org All farmers and ranchers know the standard hardships of their profession‚Äâ—‚Äâfrom the high costs of doing business to being at the mercy of uncontrollable forces. The financial risks are high, and crop prices are always in flux. A devastatingly adept predator might make off with some prized livestock. Pests may gorge their way through rows of promising crops. The physical work is hard on the body; the pesticides are too. And while weather is always unpredictable, climate change's unseasonable droughts, flooding, storms, and freezes add to the strain. Those problems make f…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-14). PTM leader Ali Wazir granted bail in hate speech case. peoplesdispatch.org The Sindh High Court finally granted bail to prominent leader of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement from South Waziristan, Ali Wazir, who was accused of insulting state institutions in a speech in December 2020…

Caitlin Johnstone (2022-05-14). The US Could've Prevented this War just by Protecting Kyiv from Nazis. orinocotribune.com By Caitlin Johnstone — May 9, 2022 | As we hydroplane toward the

Misión Verdad (2022-05-14). Iran and Venezuela Continue to Circumvent Washington's Oil Sanctions. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan and Iranian oil tankers are carrying out ship-to-ship transfers in the open sea to circumvent the crushing US sanctions on both countries, according to An exclusive The report claims that, in recent months, Iran and Venezuela have carried out ship-to-ship transfers (STS) at a "remote spot" off the Maldives archipelago in the Indian Ocean. | After delivering a cargo of Venezuelan heavy crude in the South China Sea in March, the oil supertanker Maximo G…

Staff (2022-05-14). Israeli Forces Attack Funeral Procession of Slain Palestinian Journalist. orinocotribune.com On Friday, May 13, Israeli police attacked the funeral procession of Shireen Abu Akleh, iconic Palestinian journalist and Al Jazeera correspondent who was killed by Israeli forces while covering an Israeli army raid in Jenin, occupied West Bank. | Videos on television and social media showed Abu Akleh's coffin nearly falling to the ground as Israeli police attacked the mourners carrying it, in Jerusalem. |

Ana Perdigón (2022-05-14). CANTV Shares Rise 19% as Venezuelan Government Offers Some Public Company Shares on Stock Exchange. orinocotribune.com The president of the Caracas Stock Exchange (BVC), Gustavo Pulido Medina, reported that at the close of May 12, the type D shares of CANTV rose around 19%, being one of the ten shares that experienced an increase in value. CANTV is the Venezuelan state-run telephone and internet service provider. | During an interview, Pulido explained that type D shares (called TDV.d) are those that are regularly offered on the stock market, and at the closing of the market on May 12, CANTV was one of the ten companies that saw a rise in values of its shares with respect to the previous day. In fact, it was the one recorded the…

Staff (2022-05-14). Trump Wanted to Bomb Venezuela's José Antonio Anzoátegui Petrochemical Complex, Claims Former US Defense Secretary Mark Esper. orinocotribune.com The Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, Samuel Moncada, has provided more details about the comments made a few days ago by Mark Esper, US secretary of defense during the Donald Trump administration. In an interview with CBS network, Esper stated that Trump's advisers proposed two military invasions in his last year in office: one against Venezuela and the other against Iran, as well as carrying out a total blockade against Cuba. On Thursday, May 12, Moncada reported that the proposed attack on Venezuela was to bomb the José Antonio Anzoátegui Petrochemical and Industrial Complex, located…

Staff (2022-05-14). Minister Tibisay Lucena Contrasts Reality of Salaries in University Sector to Right-wing Claims. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, May 12, the Venezuelan Minister for University Education, Tibisay Lucena, pointed out that the salaries of university employees are currently being paid without delay. She also noted that some wage scales have improved between 150% and 300%, compared to the year 2021. | In recent weeks, right-wing groups, including micro-Trotskyist and communist organizations, in close collaboration with extreme-right elements, have been trying to heat up the streets, organizing protests on the grounds that previously agreed upon bonuses had not been fully paid. These bonuses are based on the percentage of workers'

Editor (2022-05-14). NATO's northward expansion risks turning Europe into a new powder keg. mronline.org "Finland must apply for NATO membership without delay," Finland's President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin jointly announced on Thursday. A similar announcement will come from Sweden on Sunday.

Editor (2022-05-14). The Donbass Diaries Part II: The Azov Battalions — ordinary Fascism. mronline.org We gather around the school in Mariupol. All windows without exception are broken. The rooms inside are fully demolished. The Ukrainian have used the school and its surrounding as defense position. At 09: 00 in the morning, humanitarian aid will be distributed. We start talking with Mariupol's locals.

Editor (2022-05-14). Prevent pandemics and halt climate change? Strengthen land rights for Indigenous peoples. mronline.org Land is and means different things to different people. Indigenous, pastoralist, and rural farming communities are especially dependent on land, which is widely recognised by conservation organisations. Such communities are often uniquely vulnerable to the effects of ecosystem destruction while simultaneously having strong social norms and cultural values that support ecosystem preservation.

____ (2022-05-14). VIDEO: Biden calls VP Kamala Harris as US president again. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — The US President Joe Biden addressed his Vice President as president of the United States in his latest blunder during a speech at ASEAN Summit.

Staff (2022-05-14). UAE elects Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed as President. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — The UAE's Federal Supreme Council has elected Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the President of the UAE.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-14). Iran nuclear deal discussed by Qatari FM, EU's Borell. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Following his conversation with US Special Envoy for Iran, Qatar's Foreign Minister discussed the latest developments related to the Iran nuclear deal with the EU's foreign policy chief.

Staff (2022-05-14). 15th Shahed Int'l Wrestling Cups held in Rasht. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — The 15th edition of the Shahed Cup international Greco Roman wrestling tournament was held in Rasht in Guilan province.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-14). US envoy, Qatari FM discuss JCPOA over phone. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — In a telephone conversation on Saturday morning, the latest development over Iran's nuclear deal was discussed by US Special Envoy for Iran and Qatar's Foreign Minister.

Staff (2022-05-14). Explosion hits oil pipeline in eastern Yemen. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — An oil pipeline in eastern Yemen was blown up and set on fire by unidentified gunmen for the second time in a month.

Staff (2022-05-14). Iran embassy reacts to attack on Syrian martyrs funeral. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Iran's embassy in Damascus condemned the terrorist attack on the funeral ceremony of Syrian martyrs and offered condolences to the family of the victims.

____ (2022-05-14). Iran's NIOC, Russia's Gazprom agree to enhance cooperation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and Russia's Gazprom Company agreed to strengthen cooperation in relevant fields.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-14). VIDEO: Funeral procession of late UAE ruler. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — The funeral ceremony of the ruler of the UAE Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan was held on Saturday morning in the presence of senior UAE officials including Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Staff (2022-05-14). IRGC Navy seize vessel carrying smuggled fuel in Persian Gulf. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy seized a vessel carrying smuggled fuel in the Persian Gulf.

Staff (2022-05-14). 27 people killed after fire rips through Delhi office: India. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — At least 27 people have died and dozens more were injured in a huge fire in a commercial building in India's capital, Delhi.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-14). West adherence to Iran solutions key to resolve Vienna issues. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Vienna talks issues can be resolved only by the adherence of the west to the logical and principled solutions of Iran, the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) said.

Staff (2022-05-14). Raeisi condolences UAE crown prince over ruler death. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi, in a message to UAE crown prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, offered his condolences over the passing away of the country's ruler.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-14). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 14. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Saturday, May 14.

Staff (2022-05-14). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 14. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Saturday, May 14.

Staff (2022-05-14). Iran FM condolences UAE gov., people over ruler passing away. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has sent a message to his Emirati counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan to offer condolences to the government and people of the UAE on the passing of the country's ruler.

____ (2022-05-14). Indiana University Bloomington grad student workers vote to suspend their strike until the fall semester. wsws.org Graduate students at IUB have voted to suspend their one-month strike and announced plans to resume the fight when classes resume on campus in September.

____ (2022-05-14). The imaging of Sagittarius A*: A monumental scientific achievement. wsws.org The imagery of the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy is a brilliant demonstration of the possibilities engendered by human labor coordinated on an international and scientific basis.

____ (2022-05-14). As CNH strike concludes second week, workers voice growing frustration over UAW information blackout. wsws.org The information blackout is being carried out in de facto coordination with the company and the national media, which has remained entirely silent on one of the largest strikes of industrial workers currently taking place in the US.

____ (2022-05-14). January 6 Select Committee subpoenas 5 of Trump's congressional co-conspirators. wsws.org All five Republicans targeted by the Select Committee were intimately involved in Trump's coup plot. Yet none of them, like Trump himself, has been charged more than 16 months after the failed attack.

____ (2022-05-14). Victorian teachers to vote on Australian Education Union sell-out industrial agreement. wsws.org The AEU-Labor government deal will, if ratified, significantly worsen teachers' and school workers' living standards, while also exacerbating the crisis within the public education system.

____ (2022-05-14). Live updates: Tennessee Nurse RaDonda Vaught sentenced to three years probation, no jail time. wsws.org Hundreds of nurses travelled to Nashville, Tennessee for the sentencing hearing of RaDonda Vaught.

____ (2022-05-14). The legal implications of the US Supreme Court's draft anti-abortion decision. wsws.org The draft decision would not only abolish the federal constitutional right to abortion, but would serve as a starting gun for a race to dismantle the entire edifice of democratic legal reforms in the US.

____ (2022-05-14). Mass mobilization of nurses keeps RaDonda Vaught out of jail, but the battle must continue! wsws.org Nurses throughout the country should be proud of their display of solidarity behind RaDonda Vaught. Thanks to their intervention, Vaught is not behind bars. However, this is only the beginning.

____ (2022-05-14). Newly appointed Sri Lankan PM pledges to implement brutal IMF program. wsws.org The IMF program will translate into deep cuts to state sector jobs, wages and pensions, further increased prices of essentials, the slashing of public services including education and health care.

____ (2022-05-14). 10,000 New Zealand healthcare workers prepare to strike. wsws.org Public healthcare workers are due to strike for 24 hours on Monday, over low wages and understaffing, after a previous strike scheduled for March was banned by the Employment Court.

____ (2022-05-14). Australia's "teal independent" candidates backed by major corporate interests. wsws.org Bankrolled by various "green" corporate interests, the candidates are seeking to promote the illusion that the necessary action on greenhouse gas emissions can be secured within the capitalist system by pressuring the major parties.

____ (2022-05-14). 11 die, dozens rescued from capsized migrant boat off coast of Puerto Rico. wsws.org A spokesman for US Customs and Border Protection said 36 of those rescued are Haitian nationals, while the remaining two were from the Dominican Republic.

____ (2022-05-14). Congressional report confirms meat processors made baseless claims of impending food shortage to keep plants open as pandemic spread. wsws.org While COVID-19 ripped through processing plants and communities, food executives stoked phony claims of a food shortage to justify keeping plants operating at full production.

Fight Back (2022-05-14). Anthony Gay: 97-year prison sentence for the theft of $1. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Since 2018, Anthony Gay has become a symbol of the struggle against wrongful convictions in Illinois. | As a teen in 1994 in Rock Island, he was sentenced to seven years on a parole violation. He was driving his car without a license and was on parole for a robbery in which he stole a dollar and a hat. The system made him plead guilty for that charge which got him probation. | His mental health deteriorated in prison, and minor infractions got him repeated additional sentences totaling 90 years. He spent 22 of those 24 years in solitary confinement, including some time in Tamms supermax prison. Soli…

Staff (2022-05-14). Desde las redes: "Ojalá nunca te haya tenido que volver a usar" cubadebate.cu Ese día mi isla se cubrió de polvo y llantos, mi antiguo uniforme gastado por el tiempo se metía en mi mente como diciendo una más, una vez más… Nadie nos preparó para esto, ni a los viejos ni a los nuevos, pero sí sé que la herida que dejó en lo más profundo de una nación será convertida en una cicatriz permanente.

Staff (2022-05-14). SNB 61: °Industriales ya está en los playoffs! cubadebate.cu Los Industriales de la capital vencieron esta tarde de viernes a los Cazadores de Artemisa 10-9 en el primero de sus tres partidos pendientes, para llegar a 40 triunfos en la temporada y asegurar un pasaje para los playoffs de esta Serie Nacional en su edición 61.

Staff (2022-05-14). El tiempo: Calor, chubascos y tormentas eléctricas en centro y oriente. cubadebate.cu 🌦️ Será abundante la nubosidad desde Ciego de àÅvila hasta Guantánamo, con algunos chubascos y tormentas eléctricas desde la mañana, principalmente en zonas de la costa sur, que a partir del mediodía serán numerosos desde Matanzas hasta Camagàºey.

Staff (2022-05-14). Analizan diputados cubanos proceso de constitución de nuevos actores económicos. cubadebate.cu Hasta el 9 de mayo fueron aprobados en Cuba 3 292 nuevos actores económicos: 3 191 mipymes privadas y 51 estatales, además de 50 cooperativas. La Comisión de Asuntos Económicos conoció opiniones favorables e insatisfacciones. Entre los retos, medir el impacto real de los nuevos actores en el crecimiento de la economía y continuar eliminando trabas.

It's Going Down (2022-05-14). This Is America #166: Biden Pushes War & Police as COVID Deaths Hit One Million; Abort the Court Action Wave; Fight to Defend Atlanta Forest. itsgoingdown.org Welcome, to This Is America, April 14th, 2022. On today's episode, first we bring you an interview with Adi Callai, the creative force behind a new anarchist YouTube channel that investigates the George Floyd uprising, identity politics and modern revolt. We speak about the idea of "elite capture," how neoliberalism has weaponized identity politics, how…

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-14). UNSC calls for immediate investigation to Abu Akleh case. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — United Nations Security Council called for an immediate and impartial investigation into the assassination of the Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh in the occupied West Bank by Zionist forces.

Staff (2022-05-14). El minuto en el que toda Cuba guardó silencio (+ Fotos y Video). cubadebate.cu Esta tarde, cuando se cumple una semana de la explosión que puso a toda Cuba de luto, cientos de personas se reúnen en el Parque de la Fraternidad para hacer una vigilia en honor a las 46 víctimas del hotel Saratoga. Hoy, cuando la misión que nadie quiso tener que cumplir está terminada, se escucha el silencio y el espacio se llena de lágrimas.

It's Going Down (2022-05-14). This Is America #166: Biden Pushes War & Police as COVID Deaths Hit One Million; Abort the Court Action Wave; Fight to Defend Atlanta Forest. itsgoingdown.org Welcome, to This Is America, April 14th, 2022. On today's episode, first we bring you an interview with Adi Callai, the creative force behind a new anarchist YouTube channel that investigates the George Floyd uprising, identity politics and modern revolt. We speak about the idea of "elite capture," how neoliberalism has weaponized identity politics, how…

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-14). UNSC calls for immediate investigation to Abu Akleh case. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — United Nations Security Council called for an immediate and impartial investigation into the assassination of the Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh in the occupied West Bank by Zionist forces.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-14). UNSC calls for immediate investigation to Abu Akleh case. en.mehrnews.com United Nations Security Council called for an immediate and impartial investigation into the assassination of the Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh in the occupied West Bank by Zionist forces.

Ben Norton (2022-05-13). Argentina Will Attend BRICS Summits, at China's Invitation, in Step Toward 'Formal Entry'. orinocotribune.com By Benjamin Norton — May 8, 2022 | China invited Argentina to attend the 2022 summits of the BRICS economic bloc of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Argentina's ambassador says it's a step toward "formal entry" to the grouping, an alternative to the US-dominated financial system. | China has invited Argentina to attend the 2022 The BRICS was founded as an alternative to the U…

Margaret Kimberley (2022-05-13). Obama and Liberals killed abortion rights. mronline.org On May 2, 2022, a memo written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was leaked to Politico.com. Alito made clear that the court with a 6 to 3 conservative majority intends to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision which made abortion legal in the United States.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-13). Is It Coincidence That Some CIA Torture Techniques are so Popular With Ukrainian Neo-Nazis? libya360.wordpress.com Ekaterina Blinova Dutch journalist Sonja van den Ende in Donbass © Photo : Sonja van den Ende While the US rushed to vilify Russia's latest UN Security Council Arria-Formula summit on Kiev's human rights violations, one might wonder as to why Ukrainian neo-Nazi torture sites have so much in common with CIA secret prisons, says…

Editor (2022-05-13). Great Disorder and Extravagant Lies. scheerpost.com Francisca Lita Sáez, Spain, "An Unequal Fight," 2020. | By Vijay Prashad / These are deeply upsetting times. The Covid-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and to galvanize new faith in public action. | Our vast social wealth could have been pledged to improve public health systems, including both the surveillance of outbreaks of illness and the development of medical systems to…

Vijay Prashad (2022-05-13). In a world of great disorder and extravagant lies, we look for compassion: The Nineteenth Newsletter (2022). mronline.org These are deeply upsetting times. The COVID-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), and to galvanise new faith in public action.

Editor (2022-05-13). Patrick Cockburn: Will the Ukraine War End Without Destroying All Life on the Planet? scheerpost.com Will the Ukraine war end without destroying all life on the planet? [Pixabay] | Click to subscribe on: Patrick Cockburn who reported for the Financial Times and The Independent from the Middle East and other war zones for decades and now writes for Brit…

Editor2 (2022-05-13). Russia and the Ukraine Crisis: The Eurasian Project in Conflict with the Triad Imperialist Policies. orinocotribune.com By Samir Amin — May 7, 2022 | We wanted to draw readers attention to this piece by Samir Amin, which was written at the time of the Maidan Coup in 2014. —Eds. | 1. The current global stage is dominated by the attempt of historical centers of imperialism (the U.S., Western and Central Europe, Japan—hereafter called "the Triad") to maintain their exclusive control over the planet through a combination of: | a) so-called neo-liberal economic globalization policies allowing financial transnational capital of the Triad to decide alone on all issues in their exclusive interests; | b) the military contr…

Editor (2022-05-13). The great acquiescence — Glory to Ukraine. mronline.org Americans don't merely acquiesce to the imperium's wars, interventions, collective punishments and assorted other deprivations. They actively embrace them.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-13). Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzia at UN Security Council Briefing on Biological Laboratories in Ukraine. libya360.wordpress.com Statement by Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzia at UN Security Council Briefing on Biological Laboratories in Ukraine (Agenda item "Threats to International Peace and Security") Colleagues, It is the third meeting of the Security Council on military biological activities in Ukraine that convenes upon Russia's request. Let me explain why. We keep receiving very worrisome documental…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-13). The Race to Break the Russia-China Alliance and the 'Ukraine of the Asia Pacific'. libya360.wordpress.com Matthew Ehret There is a window of opportunity open for the west to recognize the total failure of the unipolar model before the point of no return has passed. It has become commonplace western media and armadas of geopolitical think tankers to paint today's Russia-China alliance as a matter of either "momentary convenience", or as…

____ (2022-05-13). Meeting in Germany: Japan, Ukraine FM pledge to "hold Russia accountable" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kyodo NewsMay 13, 2022 Japan, Ukraine top diplomats agree to keep strong sanctions on Russia The foreign ministers of Japan and Ukraine agreed Friday that the international community should remain united in maintaining strong sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, now in its third month with the war showing no signs of easing. …

____ (2022-05-13). U.S., Ukrainian defense chiefs discuss more war assistance. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com UkrinformMay 13, 2022 Pentagon chief, Reznikov discuss further security assistance to Ukraine U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin had a telephone conversation with Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov. The parties discussed further security assistance to Ukraine. "Today, I had another phone call with my Ukrainian counterpart Oleksii Reznikov. We discussed the situation in …

Joel Richards (2022-05-13). Inflation surges in Argentina. america.cgtn.com The coronavirus pandemic and conflict in Ukraine have sparked the highest level of inflation in decades in the U.S. and Europe.

Mary Triny Mena (2022-05-13). Ukraine conflict brings rise in food prices to Venezuela. america.cgtn.com Food prices are going up in Latin America and the Caribbean because of the conflict raging between Russia and Ukraine.

Anand Naidoo (2022-05-13). The Heat: Finland moves to join NATO. america.cgtn.com Finland formally announces its intentions to join NATO. We'll have reaction from the Kremlin, as the ground fighting intensifies in Eastern Ukraine.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-13). Scott Ritter — Ukraine and Russia, is one side winning? marktaliano.net

Contributing Writers (2022-05-13). Dan Kovalik on the Importance of Independent Journalists like Eva Bartlett. marktaliano.net READ MORE: Here's What I Found at the Reported 'Mass Grave' Near Mariupol — Global ResearchGlobal Research — Centre for Research on Globalization Taylor Hudak on Western Suppression of Truth on Ukraine — Mark Taliano…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-13). U.S. Postponed Final Passage Of $40 Billion Ukraine Aid Package (Videos). southfront.org President Biden signs Ukraine lend-lease act into law | Western arms deliveries to Ukraine are a complex step-by-step process. Something began to arrive at once: compact things like MANPADs, anti-tank weapons, and ammunition for Soviet systems. The next step was the actual Soviet systems, assembled in Eastern Europe and other places. The next step was the supply of Western equipment at the level of artillery pieces, light armored vehicles, etc., something that can be mastered relatively quickly by Soviet-train…

Anonymous669 (2022-05-13). Czechoslovak RM-70 Multiple Rocket Launcher Spotted With Kiev Forces (Video). southfront.org

Anonymous669 (2022-05-13). Russian Orlan-10 Drones Can Now Carry Out Airstrikes (Video). southfront.org An Orlan-10 drone being loaded with with munitions pods. Via Twitter. | The Russian military has developed Orlan-10 tactical reconnaissance drones to carry out airstrikes with unguided munitions. | On May 13, TV Zvezda released a video report showing an Orlan-10 drone being loaded with small unguided munitions before a combat mission against Kiev forces in an unspecified part of Ukraine. The drone was modified to carry up to four munitions. Every two munitions are loaded into a container pod. | The small…

_____ (2022-05-13). A Manufactured Crisis In Ukraine Is Victimizing The World's Peoples. popularresistance.org With the conflict in Ukraine entering its third month, the likelihood of a successfully negotiated peace — an immediate necessity — is becoming ever more remote. This proxy war by the United States is designed to use the Ukrainian people to mortally disable Russia. Those who profit from war benefit, while those most vulnerable suffer: Ukrainian civilians, but more broadly working people internationally and especially in the Global South. | It was expected that the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 would put an end to the first Cold War and the threat of world nuclear annihilation. Instead, the w…

_____ (2022-05-13). Rand Paul Blocks Senate Vote On $40 Billion Ukraine Aid. popularresistance.org On Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) blocked an effort in the Senate to hold a quick vote on the nearly $40 billion aid package for Ukraine that passed in the House on Tuesday. | "My oath of office is to the US constitution not to any foreign nation and no matter how sympathetic the cause, my oath of office is to the national security of the United States of America," Paul said on the Senate floor before blocking the vote. "We cannot save Ukraine by dooming the US economy." | Paul blocked the vote because he wanted to include text in the bill that would create a special inspector general for oversight of the billio…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-13). Ukraine claims struck Russian naval ship in Black Sea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — A spokesman for the Ukrainian military in the southwestern Odesa region said on May 12 that a strike by Ukrainian naval forces damaged a Russian logistics ship in the Black Sea.

Staff (2022-05-13). Mexican Journalists Protest "Staggering" Toll of Journalists Murdered with Impunity; 11 Slain in 2022. democracynow.org Three journalists were killed within a three-day span this week in Mexico, bringing the toll to 11 so far this year and making Mexico the deadliest country in the world for journalists, behind Ukraine. Most of the murders have gone unsolved. This week journalists across Mexico took to the streets protesting the murder of their colleagues and called for accountability. "A crime against a reporter is a crime against the entire country," says Jan-Albert Hootsen, Mexico correspondent at the Committee to Protect Journalists, who calls the numbers staggering and unprecedented.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-05-13). One million dead from COVID in U.S. as funds lapse. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The coronavirus pandemic has officially killed 1 million people in the U.S. in just over two years, but for U.S. leaders now, the Ukraine war and the military budget seem more important. How else to explain the Biden administration's continuing requests—the latest is for $40 billion—for continual arms aid for the Ukrainians against Russia's continuing …

Mark Gruenberg (2022-05-13). One million dead from COVID in U.S. as funds lapse. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The coronavirus pandemic has officially killed 1 million people in the U.S. in just over two years, but for U.S. leaders now, the Ukraine war and the military budget seem more important. How else to explain the Biden administration's continuing requests—the latest is for $40 billion—for continual arms aid for the Ukrainians against Russia's continuing …

Editor (2022-05-13). Economist Michael Hudson on decline of dollar, sanctions war, imperialism, financial parasitism. mronline.org Economist Michael Hudson discusses the decline of the U.S. dollar, the sanctions war on Russia, his concept of "free-trade imperialism," and financial parasitism.

Animal Liberation Press Office (2022-05-13). Now For Some Good News: Animal Abusers Feeling the Heat. indybay.org Below are some selected news stories from the last 16 months; no claims by activists for any of these fires have been received as of yet by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office.

Birgit Naujeck, Roland Rottenfusser (2022-05-13). The modeling of the human and Final victory of materialism. indybay.org Birgit Naujeck, born in 1963, did not grow up in the GDR (east Germany), but was socialized by it. .. From her opposition to technocracy, she clearly opposes 5G, transhumanism, any eugenics, and the disembodiment of our language, which leads to the rewriting of history and gender. The Final victory of materialism coincides with its implosion!

Food Recovery Network (2022-05-13). Tuesday 5/17: Intersectional Practices: Ways We Can Ensure Our Economic Security w/ Food Recovery Ntwk. indybay.org Online event…

Green Party (2022-05-13). Green Party endorsements, and also the "Green Voter Guide" indybay.org The complete 12-page GREEN VOTER GUIDE with its analyses is ONLINE at: http: //acgreens.wordpress.com/voter-guides (Please click on the letters "PDF" — or use this direct link: acgreens.files.wordpress.com/2022/05/gpa… ).

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-05-13). Protest to Save Abortion and Investigate SCOTUS Justices at Nancy Pelosi's House. indybay.org Speaker of the House Pelosi blasted for supporting anti abortion politician…

Local volunteers (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Benicia: Bans Off Our Bodies! Rally for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org First Street Green (park), 1st Street & East B Street, Bencia 94510…

local volunteers (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Fairfax: Bans Off Our Bodies! Sidewalk Protest Rally. indybay.org Fairfax Parkade, 1942 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax, CA 94930…

Local volunteers (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Petaluma: Bans Off Our Bodies: Rally for Reproductive Rigths. indybay.org Walnut Park, Petaluma Boulevard South & D Street, Petaluma, CA 94952…

Martin Rizzo-Martinez & Daniel Stonebloom (2022-05-13). Challenging Colonialism s01e04 Indian Boarding Schools: Colonialism through Education. indybay.org This episode of Challenging Colonialism examines the history of the Indian Boarding Schools that impacted thousands of Indigenous Californian children, specifically focusing on Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, Stewart Indian School in Reno, and Saint Boniface Indian School in Banning. Duration: 1 hr 1 min 30 sec…

Mills Rebel Alliance (2022-05-13). Wednesday 5/18: The Unmaking of Mills College. indybay.org

Oakland Asian Cultural Center (2022-05-13). Saturday 6/4: Queer Trans Asian Pride — A Community Gathering. indybay.org Oakland Asian Cultural Center…

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Bans Off Our Bodies! Virtual Action Rally for Reproductive Freedom. indybay.org Virtual action rally for reproductive freedom & abortion rights…

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Oakland: Bans Off Our Bodies! Protest for Reproductive Justice. indybay.org Lake Merritt Amphitheater – between 12th St. and 1st Ave., Lake Merritt Blvd, Oakland, CA, 94612…

POOR Magazine (2022-05-13). Sunday 5/15: Homefulness Not Homelessness. indybay.org 8032 Blackarthur (MacArthur) Blvd, Occupied Huchuin (Oakland)…

Volunteer organized for Women's March (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Mountain View: Bans Off Our Bodies! Rally for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Centennial Plaza (outside Caltrain Station), 600 W Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA 94041 is the starting point for march which goes up Castro St to El Camino Real. | At 11: 30 we vigil at Gateway Park, corner El Camino/Castro.

Volunteer organized for Womens March (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Santa Cruz: Bans Off Our Bodies! Rally for Reproductive Justice. indybay.org Santa Cruz Clock Tower, N. Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060…

Women's March Monterey Bay (2022-05-13). Saturday 5/14: Monterey: Bans Off Our Bodies! Rally for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Window on the Bay Park, 717 Del Monte Ave, Monterey, CA 93940…

Editor (2022-05-13). US Air Force's British Expansion. scheerpost.com Entrance to RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, the centre of the U.S. Air Force's presence in Britain. (Matt Kennard/DCUK) | By Matt Kennard / 1-in-6 active-duty U.S. airmen overseas are deployed in BritainU.S. Air Force has more active-duty military personnel in Britain than 40 U.S. statesIn December U.S. began basing next-generation F-35 fighter jets in Suffolk, the first in EuropeU.S. military has 100 personnel based in London, including 52 in the American embassyIt also has 135 others at multiple undisclosed loca…

russiancouncil.ru (2022-05-13). Presentation of the Book on Modern Economic Legislation of the Arab Countries at the SHPL. russiancouncil.ru The book was presented by Igor Matveev, the author of the book, Senior Researcher at the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the RAS…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-13). Teachers in Morocco on strike to protest legal persecution by authorities over protests. peoplesdispatch.org For the last several years, teachers have been protesting regularly demanding an end to the contractual system introduced by the government in 2016 which resulted in lesser pay and benefits and job insecurity for hundreds of thousands of teachers…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2022-05-13). What does the Marcos-Duterte government mean for access to health in the Philippines? peoplesdispatch.org The election of Bongbong Marcos and Sara Duterte is cause for concern for health justice activists in the Philippines as they expect increased persecution and insufficient budget for health…

Cristiane Sampaio (2022-05-13). Minimum wage for nurses: Will Bolsonaro veto the law passed by Congress? peoplesdispatch.org After a minimum wage for nurses was approved in the Brazilian Parliament last Wednesday, May 4, nurses began to mobilize in order to prevent President Jair Bolsonaro vetoing the proposal and delaying the implementation. The behavior of some members of parliament during the vote suggested that the project could face barriers after reaching the President's Office, who is already arguing that it does not have the funds necessary to implement the plan. | According to a report approved by the parliamentarians, the minimum wage should come into effect on the same day when the law is published. The goal of the nurses is…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2022-05-13). Healthcare in Kenya remains elusive due to commercialization. peoplesdispatch.org A report by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights shines light on harmful effects of commercialization of health in Kenya among communities living in informal urban settlements…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-13). 20 million Afghans experiencing acute food shortage: IPC. peoplesdispatch.org "With 38% of the population targeted for humanitarian food assistance, nearly 20 million people — representing half the country's population — is still experiencing high and critical levels of acute food insecurity," IPC's findings note…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-13). Iraqi parliament introduces bill to criminalize establishment of relations with Israel. peoplesdispatch.org The bill is considered to be an attempt to block the growing US pressure on Arab countries to "normalize" relations with Israel under its so-called Abraham Accords…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-13). Noam Chomsky, Ruth Wilson Gilmore and others express solidarity with Abahlali baseMjondolo. peoplesdispatch.org Following the assassination of Nokuthula Mabaso on May 5, leaders from across the world expressed solidarity with Abahlali baseMjondolo as it faces intensified state repression and violence…

Rosa Miriam Elizalde (2022-05-13). The heroes of Hotel Saratoga. peoplesdispatch.org Rosa Miriam Elizalde reflects on the heroism of ordinary Cubans and the deep sense of solidarity that was visible following the explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Old Havana on May 6…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-13). Attacks against shack dwellers' movement Abahlali baseMjondolo continue in South Africa. peoplesdispatch.org On May 5, Nokuthula Mabaso, a militant land rights activist in South Africa was assassinated. Mabaso was a leader of Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM), South Africa's militant shack dwellers' movement that fights for land rights of the urban poor. She was the third activist of the movement to be killed in less than two months.

Sandipan Talukdar (2022-05-13). Recovery of broken ice shelves more difficult than expected. peoplesdispatch.org Ice shelves are extensions of glaciers that float on an ocean's surface. These permanent floating platforms are extremely important in protecting the ice sheets of the glaciers from flowing into the oceans, which increases their levels. | The Petermann Ice Shelf is the second-largest ice shelf in Greenland. If this huge ice shelf breaks down, it may not recover till the Earth's climate cools down considerably in the future, according to a recent study published in A team of scientists from Stockholm University and the Univers…

Editor2 (2022-05-13). Foreign Ministry of Syria: Brussels Conference Won't Reflect Any Commitment to Help Syrian People. orinocotribune.com The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry of Syria declared that the government of Syria has reaffirmed its stance regarding the so-called "Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region," held on May 9 and 10, especially since such conferences, in their current form, do not comply with the principles of the UN regulating humanitarian action and are held without participation of the main country concerned, which in this case is the Syrian Arab Republic. | The Foreign Ministry said in a statement on May 9 that these conferences do not reflect any real commitment to help the Syrian people regain th…

Editor (2022-05-13). "Stay safe": the whole world is in harms' way. mronline.org This is not a dispatch, editorial, or an article, but a brief note.

Ann Brown (2022-05-13). Black America On Planned 'Social Justice' Summit: We've Moved Past Roc Nation Brunches, It's Time For Reparations. moguldom.com Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and his Roc Nation record label are set to hold a Social Justice Summit to address concerns about systemic racism ahead of the upcoming midterm elections but Black America seems unimpressed, suggesting it's time to go beyond Roc Nation brunches. Many on Twitter suggest that the true motive of the summit could …

Rann Miller (2022-05-13). Opinion: Liberals Must Resist The Urge To Blame The Overturning Of Roe v. Wade On Lack Of Black Voter Participation. moguldom.com The overturning of Roe v. Wade is an injustice, and everyone should scream it from the rooftops but a word of caution to those ready to activate: Don't play the blame game with Black people. This isn't on us. I've seen a few tweets pop up on my timeline placing blame for the Trump election …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-13). Financial Advisors: Don't Pay Off Your Student Loans Until You See What Biden Does. moguldom.com President Joe Biden has yet to fulfill his campaign promise of forgiving at least $10,000 in student loans per borrower but the pressure is mounting. Some financial advisors are telling their clients to hold off on paying their student loan debt and wait to see what Biden does. While the Biden Administration has extended the …

Ann Brown (2022-05-13). Can Dixon Beat Clyburn? Dr. Boyce Watkins Interviews Pro-Reparations House Candidate Gregg Marcel Dixon. moguldom.com Former educator Gregg Marcel Dixon is challenging 10-term incumbent Congressman James Clyburn for a seat representing South Carolina's Sixth Congressional District, where politics have been dominated by Black voters in the Columbia and Charleston areas. Clyburn has represented the district since 1993. Now the 36-year-old Dixon is pressing hard to push Clyburn, 81, into retirement …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-13). CIA, NATO and the Great Heroin Coup. libya360.wordpress.com Cynthia Chung How Miami Became the Center of International Fascism and the Murder of President Kennedy We should be seeing a picture that has painted NATO/CIA/Italian-American Mafia/Cuban exiles/and fascists including Nazis all working for the same apparatus and essentially the same goal: to overthrow democratically elected leaders and replace them with dictators and fascist right-wing…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-13). Aurora: Communist Women in the Donbas Resistance. libya360.wordpress.com Jim "Fergie" Chambers Katya and Svetlana show off their Soviet-themed redesign of the DPR flag A 3-part interview with Svetlana and Katya, from the Donetsk Marxist-Feminist organization 13.05.2022, DONETSK, DONETSK PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC- Nearly two weeks ago, I spent the May 1st, International Worker's Day, with six members of the Donestk-based Marxist feminist group "Aurora." The…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-13). Remember the Maine: The Alleged Russian Atrocity at Bucha Looks Like Another in a Long Line of False Pretexts for War. libya360.wordpress.com Jeremy Kuzmarov [Source: theparadise.ng] Unproven massacre by Russian troops in Bucha was used to compel passage of Ukrainian Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022 and escalate U.S. military intervention From the sinking of the U.S.S. Maine to the infamous Gulf of Tonkin incident to the chemical weapons attacks in Syria that were falsely blamed on Syrian…

_____ (2022-05-13). What is Preventing the Conflict between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan from Escalating? journal-neo.org Conflicts between Tajik and Kyrgyz border guards frequently break on the border between the two nations, and civilians living in nearby settlements end up suffering as a result. The main reason for the conflicts is the fact that in certain regions the border is not clearly defined, making it impossible to determine where one nation's …

_____ (2022-05-13). Park Sang-hak is Making a Mess Again. journal-neo.org The time is coming for conservatives, and far-right NGOs are stepping up. They include the Fighters for a Free North Korea (FFNK), led by someone like Park Sang-hak, who stands out from the ranks of career defectors because he isn't so much telling scary tales as he is actively fighting the regime, not shying away …

_____ (2022-05-13). Uzbekistan's Active Steps in Dialogue with the Kabul Authorities. journal-neo.org After the Taliban (banned in the Russian Federation) seized power in Afghanistan, many questions arose about the format and direction of future engagement with the terrorist movement. The tumultuous events in that country, against the background of the urgent withdrawal of US troops and the departure of the bankrupt "civilizers" with their mission, have once …

SAM (2022-05-13). The Height of Folly: Safeboxes in the Sky. inequality.org

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2022-05-13). Julie Hollar on Roe Reversal, Tesnim Zekeria on Baby Formula Shortage. fair.org Washington Post ( This week on CounterSpin: Corporate news media want you to be alarmed about an "extraordinary breach" of privacy. It's the privacy of the institution of the Supreme Court which, one CBS expert told viewers, had been dealt a "body blow" by the leak of a ruling overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision allowing the right to terminate a pregnancy to remain between the pregnant person and their doctor. And corporate media are in high dudgeon about protecting people from invasions of their r…

____ (2022-05-13). Saudi aggressor coalition brutally tortures, kills Yemenis. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Saudi-led coalition forces brutally tortured 25 Yemeni civilians which resulted in the killing of seven of them, Yemeni Ministry of Health announced on Friday.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-13). Iran boys chess championship in Hamedan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The national chess championships for boys aged 8 to 18 with the participation of 135 chess players from 26 provinces across Iran is being held in Hamadan city in the west of Iran.

Staff (2022-05-13). US seeks to keep Lebanese people starving: Nasrallah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Hezbollah Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah says the US seeks to starve the Lebanese people, while harshly criticizing the certain Arab states for normalizing ties with Israeli regime.

____ (2022-05-13). Iran to overhaul Venezuela's El Palito refinery: Official. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — National Iranian Oil Engineering & Construction Company, on behalf of National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC), signed a contract for overhauling Venezuelan El Palito Refinery, costing ‚Ǩ110 million.

deweylaura (2022-05-13). Florida's "honor": No. 1 in voter suppression. cpusa.org Flor ≠ida's Republican Governor, Ron DeSantis, last year signed a bill, SB90, that will make it harder for people in Florida to vote. This is voter suppression. It is not Florida's Republican leadership's first rodeo with voter suppression, nor will it be the last. Florida has been one of four states in the country that conditioned …

____ (2022-05-13). NATO announces launching of several large-scale exercises. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOMay 13, 2022 Long-planned NATO exercises across Europe get underway Troops from NATO Allies and partners are taking part in a series of long-planned military exercises stretching from the High North to the Balkans to enhance the readiness and interoperability of NATO forces. Two of the biggest drills, with around 18,000 troops from twenty countries, …

____ (2022-05-13). Turkey to co-produce military drones in Kazakhstan. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Daily SabahMay 13, 2022 Turkey to co-produce its Anka drones with Kazakhstan Turkey and Kazakhstan are set to start co-producing drones that were sold to the Central Asian just last year, a statement said Wednesday. Anka, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), will be jointly produced by Turkish and Kazakh experts, according to a statement by …

____ (2022-05-13). Crimean Tatar leader: Turkey ready to evacuate, shelter Ukrainian troops in Mariupol. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Rustavi2May 13, 2022 Crimean Tartar leader says Turkey outlined plan to evacuate wounded soldiers from Mariupol Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev said that Turkey has suggested a plan to evacuate Ukrainian troops from Mariupol. As per the plan, the evacuated soldiers would remain in Turkey until the end of the war, thus, preventing them from …

____ (2022-05-13). Georgian PM again vows not to be dragged into war by internal, foreign actors. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Rustavi2May 13, 2022 We guarantee the population that there will be no second front in Georgia — Irakli Garibashvili We guarantee the population that there will be no war in the country. Such a statement made today the Prime Minister of Georgia. "It is important for all citizens to have peace and stability in Georgia. …

____ (2022-05-13). NATO marks five years of Baltic battle groups. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ERR NewsMay 12, 2022 NATO eFP Estonia celebrates 5-year anniversary The fifth anniversary parade on May 12, 2022.The fifth anniversary parade on May 12, 2022. Source: Ministry of Defense. Over thousand British, French and Danish forces from NATO's eFP battlegroup in Estonia paraded in Tapa on Thursday to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the start …

____ (2022-05-13). GT: NATO's northward expansion risks turning Europe into powder keg. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Global TimesMay 13, 2022 NATO's northward expansion risks turning Europe into a new powder keg "Finland must apply for NATO membership without delay," Finland's President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin jointly announced on Thursday. A similar announcement will come from Sweden on Sunday. After its eastward expansion, NATO is moving northward, which might …

Mark Niu (2022-05-13). Inflation has varied impact across the U.S. america.cgtn.com In the U.S., annual inflation moderated for the first time in months. But the Consumer Price index continued to rise at 8.3 percent.

Roselena Ramirez (2022-05-13). What does it Take to be a Migrant Farmhand? america.cgtn.com It's been a crusade for decades, but farmworkers in the US still struggle to get adequate healthcare or better salaries. Mike Kirsch met with legendary labor activist Dolores Huerta. They spoke about the progress that's been made in protecting almost 3 million farmers. And what still …

Roselena Ramirez (2022-05-13). What Does it Take for a Cocoa Country to Become a Chocolate One? america.cgtn.com The most refined and expensive chocolates are produced in Europe. But to concoct the perfect truffle, chocolatiers need cocoa. And cocoa comes from Latin America and Africa. Gerry Hadden reports on how cocoa-producing countries are now trying to compete in chocolate's global market.

Roselena Ramirez (2022-05-13). Slim Profits for Colombian Coffee Farmers are Threatening Their Production. america.cgtn.com When people around the world think about coffee, chances are they'll connect a good cup of Joe with the country of Colombia. Experts say Colombia's geography and climate are perfect for growing aromatic and mild-flavored coffee. But as Michelle Begue explains, there are concerns about …

noreply (2022-05-13). Does This National Leader Look Ill? smoothiex12.blogspot.com You know, Putin suffers from this and that–the favorite shtick of losers from the Western MSM. The guy, obviously, looks totally in control and is a classic Putin of the last 10-15 years, confident and even ad-libbing. Why shouldn't he be confident, Russia is making a killing with her exports and, as I said many times before, it is combined West which finances Russia's SMO. Even if Russia will HAVE to take most of 404 on her balance, current market allows Russia to draw on additional resources which West's stupidity provided for Russia. Per Finland's NATO bid, sure, Turks are ready to have their own opinion on t…

noreply (2022-05-13). Statement For Ukie and Other Trolls. Read Attentively. smoothiex12.blogspot.com Judging by the activity of all kinds of Ukie IPSO and simply "patriotic", US-UK, NATO etc. trolls and FUD "masters" at this blog, including promoters of an open anti-Russian asset Girkin (aka Strelkov), let me explain something.1. I do not have nor do I follow any Telegram channels for a simple reason–ANY, I underscore, ANY so called info in those TGs unless it is from official and accredited sources is a collection of a BS, most of which is either FUD ops or, otherwise, turbo-"patriotic" crap. It is also the main reason I do not follow all those Podolyakas, "Colonel" Cassads, Kotenoks, and other "analysts" whos…

noreply (2022-05-13). Sometimes It Is Better To Watch… smoothiex12.blogspot.com even without knowing Ukrainian language. Even Ukie TV cannot hide this anymore. Here are one of the latest "mobilized" personnel of the 72nd Brigade of VSU. They are completely confused, nobody knows where and how they should deploy. The CO, to his greatest credit, tells them to simply "walk away" since nobody has actual list of personnel–this may save their lives.I spoke about a definite trend on accelerating demoralization of VSU in my today's video and, plus, the trend on the acceleration of the collapse of the VSU defenses is also very pronounced now. This whole situation is further confirmed by the so…

____ (2022-05-13). Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia. wsws.org India: Gujarat state government workers demand previous pension scheme; Ford auto workers in Tamil Nadu fight for job security; AMPOL oil refinery workers strike in Queensland.

____ (2022-05-13). Master of Light, Ayoungman, Stay Awake, Riotsville, USA: Lives and struggles of the oppressed. wsws.org A painter from the working class, a First Nations victim in Canada, a family struggling with opioids, the ruling elite prepares for upheaval.

____ (2022-05-13). West Virginia retiree speaks about life on a fixed income, war and the pandemic. wsws.org "We're all in this together in the working class. The choice is between barbarism and socialism. And I think that choice is really a no brainer."

____ (2022-05-13). Nazi propaganda in Germany's taz newspaper. wsws.org On the anniversary of Germany's liberation from National Socialism (Nazism), the taz has published an article by Russian author Julia Latynina, which acquits Hitler of any responsibility for the Second World War.

____ (2022-05-13). Texas governor announces intent to bar undocumented immigrant children from attending public schools. wsws.org The governor's remarks are another example of the far right's campaign to scapegoat and oppress immigrants and divide the working class.

____ (2022-05-13). Chile's pseudo-left government sends police to break strike, arrest refinery workers. wsws.org Chile's president, ex-student radical Gabriel Boric, ordered Carabineros Special Forces to break up the picket line at a major oil refinery.

____ (2022-05-13). Reject Unite's latest sell-out pay deal at Arriva London South bus company! Form rank-and-file strike committees! wsws.org Less than 24 hours after Wednesday's one-day strike brought services at Arriva South to a near standstill, Unite scurried into talks with company executives. The deal they cobbled together is an insult.

____ (2022-05-13). Northern Ireland elections deepen crisis of British imperialism. wsws.org There is no solution to the problems facing the working class that does not challenge the capitalist profit system and the division of the world into hostile nation states…

____ (2022-05-13). Let them cook cake: UK Conservative MP blames foodbank use on workers' lack of budgeting and catering skills. wsws.org The fact that the Johnson government feels no compulsion to make any concessions to alleviate the growth of inequality and absolute poverty—even from the standpoint of self-preservation—is the greatest indictment of the Labour Party and the trade unions.

Fight Back (2022-05-13). Dallas, TX: Filipinos protest fraud-ridden election wins of Marcos, Duterte. fightbacknews.org Dallas TX, – On Wednesday, May 11 over 30 protesters, consisting of Filipinos and allies rallied at Main Street Garden Park in downtown Dallas to protest the recent victory of Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. (son of U.S.-allied dictator Ferdinand Marcos) and the election of Sara Duterte (daughter of current reactionary president Rodrigo Duterte) in the Philippines presidential elections. | Chants present at the rally include "Never again, never again! Never again to martial law!" and "The people united will never be defeated!" | Nap Pempeña of Malaya Texas stated, "What we're up against in the next few yea…

Staff (2022-05-13). Policía israelí reprime a palestinos en funeral de periodista de Al Jazeera. cubadebate.cu La violencia no se ha detenido tras matar a Shirin Abu Aqleh. Durante el funeral de la periodista de Al Jazeera asesinada este miércoles, agentes israelís fuertemente armados han atacado a los asistentes con porras y el lanzamiento de bombas sonora. La brusquedad de las acciones ha tomado por sorpresa a un pueblo en profundo duelo.

Staff (2022-05-13). Adopta La Habana medidas en el transporte por vigilia a las víctimas del Saratoga. cubadebate.cu La Comisión Provincial de Seguridad Vial de La Habana informa a la población y en particular a los conductores de vehículos en La Habana que, con motivo del evento de la vigilia a las víctimas del accidente ocurrido en el hotel Saratoga, este 13 de mayo, se adoptan medidas de cierre de la circulación vial y prohibición de estacionamiento.

Staff (2022-05-13). Fiscalía de Perú entregará 114 restos de las víctimas de Accomarca, a 37 años de la masacre. cubadebate.cu El Ministerio Público de Perú entregará 114 restos de víctimas de la masacre de Accomarca, perpetrada por militares en este poblado del departamento de Ayacucho, en 1985. "Son 37 años esperando que se nos restituyan los restos de nuestras familias", dijo Fernando Ochoa, alcalde de la municipalidad de Accomarca, en conferencia de prensa.

Staff (2022-05-13). Informan sobre pensiones para víctimas de la explosión en el Saratoga. cubadebate.cu El Instituto Nacional de Seguridad Social realiza un proceso centralizado de trámite de pensiones provisionales y definitivas, de manera expedita, para todos los trabajadores afectados y familiares de las víctimas del accidente en el hotel Saratoga, sin distinción de derecho a pensión. El proceso de entrega está previsto para junio.

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William Rivers Pitt (2022-05-13). How Did Biden Not Notice the Far Right Lurch of the Republican Party Until Now? truthout.org Sometimes, all you can do is stand back and breathe. | "I never expected the ultra-MAGA Republicans who seemed to control the Republican Party now," the president of the United States To all of us who have now been shouting for decades about the inexorable march toward this precise state of affairs, the willful obliviousness o…

Sharon Zhang (2022-05-13). "Pro-Life" Republicans Complain Biden Isn't Starving Babies at the Border. truthout.org In a layered display of cruelty, Republican lawmakers and conservative talking heads are complaining that the Biden administration appears to have sent baby formula to the southern border in order to ensure that children who are being imprisoned in detention centers by the U.S. government are able to eat. | Using the current baby formula shortage as a political bludgeon, prominent Republican lawmakers are saying that it's "reckless" for the administration to be providing formula for asylum seekers and migrant children, claiming that President Joe Biden is putting "America last" by choosing not to withhold formula…

Mike Ludwig (2022-05-13). Overdose Deaths Are Higher Than Ever, and the GOP Is Exploiting the Crisis. truthout.org As the projected number of fatal drug overdoses in 2021 breaks another devastating record, Republicans are threatening to undermine public health efforts and inflame the failed war on drugs if they win control of Congress. | Provisional

Chris Walker (2022-05-13). Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas 5 GOP Members of Congress — Including Kevin McCarthy. truthout.org The House select committee investigating the January 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol building has issued five new subpoenas to Republican lawmakers in the House, including GOP leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-California). | In addition to McCarthy, the select committee is sending subpoenas to Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Mo Brooks (R-Alabama), Scott Perry (R-Pennsylvania) and Andy Biggs (R-AZ) — individuals whom committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi)

Amy Goodman (2022-05-13). Indian Boarding Schools Were Part of "Genocidal Process" Carried Out by the US. truthout.org The Interior Department has documented the deaths of more than 500 Indigenous children at Indian boarding schools run or supported by the federal government in the United States which operated from 1819 to 1969. The actual death toll is believed to be far higher, and the report located 53 burial sites at former schools. The report was ordered by the first Indigenous cabinet member, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, whose grandparents were forced to attend boarding school at the age of 8. "It's kind of a misnomer to actually call these educational institutions or schools themselves when you didn't have very many peo…

Patterson Deppen (2022-05-13). Book Review: 'The Afghanistan Papers' Leaves a Critical Question Unanswered. towardfreedom.org This book is a vital resource that thoroughly details the atrocities U.S. government and military officials knew they were committing—and seemingly got away with—throughout the war on Afghanistan. However, as Patterson Deppen writes in this review, the author failed to address the reasons behind the war.

Gary Lindorff (2022-05-13). Rhubarb and the revolution followed by a comment. thiscantbehappening.net I stepped outside this morning and Bam! I smelled the smell of green life! (Of course it is more than a smell, But a spirit and a spell.) For a few moments The green was breathing for me. Don't worry about breathing. Just stand here, I'll take care of the rest. My wife asks me … |

amarynth (2022-05-13). Open thread for today and some comments. thesaker.is Use as open thread for today for any topic discussed at the Saker Blog and not already discussed in other threads. Comments: How about those sanctions? European Gas Buyers Switch…

amarynth (2022-05-13). The pan-European project wanted a Great Recession, winds up with Yellow Vests. thesaker.is by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker blog Most damning to the claim that the pan-European project is benevolent is that there was no plan to relaunch the Eurozone economy after…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-13). Lord Malloch Brown And Soros: The British Hand Behind The US Coup Revealed. southfront.org Written by This week, I took the time to watch

Anonymous103 (2022-05-13). "Taiwan Is A Part Of China" Deleted From US State Department Website. southfront.org Honour guards perform the Taiwan national flag lowering ceremony at Liberty Square in Taipei, on April 1, 2020US is seemingly preparing for a change in its One-China Policy | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | Beijing accused Washington of political manipulation and fostering efforts to change the status quo around Taiwan. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian criticized the changes made on the US State Department's website regarding information about Taiwan. The amendment, wh…

Anonymous669 (2022-05-13). 12 Killed Or Wounded In New Wave Of Israeli Airstrikes On Syria (Videos). southfront.org An Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jet flies during an aerial demonstration. (photo credit: AMIR COHEN — REUTERS) | Late on May 13, five people were killed and seven others were wounded as a result of a wave of Israeli airstrikes on Syria's central region. | The airstrikes hit military targets in the outskirts of the town of Masyaf, where a key facility of the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC) is located. The SSRC is the main military research and development institution of Syria. The research fa…

Anonymous669 (2022-05-13). Officer From Israel's Elite 'Yamam' Unit Killed In Clashes With Palestinian Gunmen In West Bank (Videos). southfront.org On May 13, a service member of Israel's National Counter Terror Unit "Yamam" died of serious wounds he sustained during…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-13). Corpse Of Raped Woman Found At Ukrainian Checkpoint In Dolgenkoye Village. southfront.org

_____ (2022-05-13). In A World Of Great Disorder And Extravagant Lies. popularresistance.org These are deeply upsetting times. The COVID-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO), and to galvanize new faith in public action. Our vast social wealth could have been pledged to improve public health systems, including both the surveillance of outbreaks of illness and the development of medical systems to treat people during these outbreaks. Not so. | Studies by the WHO have shown us that health care spending by governments in poorer nations has been relatively flat during the pandemic, while out-of-pocket priva…

_____ (2022-05-13). Lawyers Argue Jessica Reznicek's Actions Do Not Constitute Terrorism. popularresistance.org St. Paul, MN – In a defining moment for the climate justice movement and for all civil rights, the court will decide whether or not to uphold a "domestic terrorist enhancement" that an Iowa court applied to Reznicek's prison sentence. Reznicek argues that the terrorism enhancement was both illegally and unjustly applied. | The appeal is supported by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), National Lawyers Guild, Water Protectors Legal Collective, and the Climate Defense Project. "If Jessica Reznicek's acts can be punished as terrorism," says an amicus brief filed by CCR, "the United States will have moved so…

_____ (2022-05-13). Black Alliance For Peace: Boycott The Summit Of The Americas. popularresistance.org The arbitrary decision by the government of the United States to exclude Nicaragua, Cuba, and Venezuela from participation in the regional Summit of the Americas – scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, June 6 to June 10—represents another example of imperial hubris and delusion. | Mexico's President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador recently announced that he would boycott the Summit unless all countries in the region are invited. Some member states of CARICOM and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, including Antigua and Barbuda and St. Vincent and Grenadines, are also considering not attending the S…

_____ (2022-05-13). Four People Arrested At Invesco's Shareholders' Meeting In Atlanta. popularresistance.org Yesterday afternoon people interrupted and disrupted Invesco's annual shareholders' meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Invesco responded by dragging them out of the meeting. A crowd rallied outside of the shareholders' meeting calling for Invesco to end their investments in the Wyatt Detention Center in Central Falls, Rhode Island. The protest ended with four people being arrested. The Wyatt has faced controversy and ongoing protests after signing a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in 2019, allowing the Wyatt to detain people on behalf of the agency. After this contract was signed, widespread com…

_____ (2022-05-13). 1894 Sioux Nation Treaty Council Appeals To UN As Colonized Nation. popularresistance.org Middle of North America — The 1894 Sioux Nation Treaty Council (SNTC) which has been going to the United Nations (UN) for nearly forty (40) years, is recommending a "theme" to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The recommendation is that the Sioux Nation, which has a valid treaty with the United States (US), and other Indigenous nations with treaties and agreements with colonizing governments, be recommended in the CERD report to the General Assembly and allowed to participate in the processes of the UN Decolonization Committee as a colonized nation. This would mean the lib…

_____ (2022-05-13). Hundreds of Bodies Buried Under a Parking Lot. popularresistance.org In the wealthy Washington, DC suburb of Bethesda, Maryland, just off River Road, there is an asphalt parking lot that covers the graves of hundreds African Americans. That parking lot is the subject of a lawsuit in which descendants of individuals buried in the Moses Cemetery, the Pastor of the Macedonia Baptist Church, and the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition have asked a court to prevent the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission ("HOC"), the quasi-governmental agency that owns the parking lot, from selling the parking lot and the adjacent land and building to a developer for $51 million. Under t…

_____ (2022-05-13). Attacks Against Shack Dwellers' Movement Continue In South Africa. popularresistance.org On May 5, Nokuthula Mabaso, a militant land rights activist in South Africa was assassinated. Mabaso was a leader of Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM), South Africa's militant shack dwellers' movement that fights for land rights of the urban poor. She was the third activist of the movement to be killed in less than two months.

Peoples Health Dispatch (2022-05-13). Israel sentences Palestinian nurse and health activist Shatha Odeh to 16 months in prison. peoplesdispatch.org On International Nurses Day, an Israeli military tribunal gave nurse and health activist Shatha Odeh a 16-month prison sentence. was given a 5 year suspended sentence on the condition that she does not provide health servicesfeat…

Editor2 (2022-05-13). Foreign Ministry: Brussels Conference Won't Reflect Any Commitment to Help Syrian People. orinocotribune.com Damascus, SANA- Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that Syria reaffirms its stance regarding the so-called "Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" that will be held on May 9th and 10th, especially since such conferences, in their current form, don't agree with the principles of the UN regulating humanitarian action and are held without participation of the main country concerned, which is the Syrian Arab Republic. | The Ministry said in a statement on Monday that those conferences do not reflect any real commitment to help the Syrian people regain their rights, particularly if "w…

Staff (2022-05-13). Honduras: If all Our Nations Aren't There, It's Not a Summit of the Americas—Argentina Follows Timidly. orinocotribune.com Caracas, May 12, 2022 ( "If all our nations aren't there, it's not a Summit of the Americas," wrote the president of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, on Wednesday, May 11, through her

Editor2 (2022-05-13). Reply to 'Politico' on Maduro and Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Edward Liger Smith — May 9, 2022 | On May 4th, 2022, Midwestern Marx received an email from POLITICO asking for a statement from our Editor and TikTok handler, Edward Liger Smith, concerning his support for Nicolas Maduro and the Venezuelan socialist project in light of Maduro's and PSUV's so-called regressive "policies regarding polices brutality, feminism and LGBT rights." The Hello Tony, | My…

____ (2022-05-13). RCEP to help upgrade, boost economic growth. ecns.cn China is expected to better unleash the potential of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement to upgrade its manufacturing sector as well as support exports, according to experts and business leaders.

____ (2022-05-13). Fluctuations observed in wind, solar resources. ecns.cn China's wind and solar resources fluctuated mildly last year, with wind resources slightly above the previous 10-year average and solar slightly below, according to the national meteorological administration.

____ (2022-05-13). Immigration authority refutes false info slandering China's entry-exit policies. ecns.cn China's National Immigration Administration (NIA) on Friday dismissed false overseas media reports on its border control practices, saying such rumors aim to distort and discredit the country's entry and exit policies.

____ (2022-05-13). Scientists discover new trilobite association over 400 mln years ago in China's Yunnan. ecns.cn Chinese scientists have documented a new trilobite association during the Late Ordovician in Zhenxiong County, southwest China's Yunnan Province.

____ (2022-05-13). Multiple wildfires in U.S. Colorado burn homes, force evacuation. ecns.cn Smoke from several major wildfires on Thursday ringed Colorado Springs, Colorado's second-largest city, torching eight homes, closing the city's airport and causing thousands of evacuations.

____ (2022-05-13). China's dynamic zero-COVID policy saves lives, recovers economy: Pakistani FM. ecns.cn Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Thursday that China's dynamic zero-COVID approach is particularly successful in eliminating the virus, saving countless lives and swiftly recovering its economy.

____ (2022-05-13). Shanghai builds a 15-minute nucleic acid 'test circle'. ecns.cn Shanghai has accelerated the layout and construction of normalized nucleic acid test sites. The test sites have been set up in a manner that enables all residents to reach one within a 15-minute walk from their homes or offices.

____ (2022-05-13). China rolls out measures to support youth employment. ecns.cn China Friday announced a raft of measures to help young people, especially college graduates, find jobs and set up businesses in the latest move to stabilize employment.

____ (2022-05-13). Shanghai to ease COVID-19 restrictions in mid-May. ecns.cn Shanghai is expected to achieve zero-COVID beyond areas under closed-loop management in mid-May, and will by then ease COVID-19 restrictions while implementing a tiered management system for communities based on their risk levels, local authorities said on Friday.

____ (2022-05-13). UAE president passes away: ministry. ecns.cn The President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan passed away on Friday, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs announced.

____ (2022-05-13). China adds 1.5 major foreign-funded projects per day in first four months: official. ecns.cn China saw an average of 1.5 major foreign-funded projects launched each day in the first four months of this year, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Thursday.

____ (2022-05-13). China's share of global economy jumps to over 18%: official. ecns.cn China's gross domestic products (GDP) reached 114 trillion yuan ($16.94 trillion)and accounted for over 18 percent of the global economy in 2021, rising from 11.4 percent in 2012, an official said Thursday.

____ (2022-05-13). Beijing reports 51 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn Beijing reported 51 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and 18 asymptomatic cases between 3 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Friday, said Pang Xinghuo, deputy director of the Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control, at a press conference by the Beijing Municipal Health Commission.

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