2021-05-22: News Headlines

Mohammed Samaana (2021-05-22). Israeli Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinian East Jerusalem is a Spark in a Tinderbox: What I Saw There. juancole.com Belfast (Special to Informed Comment) — The latest escalation in violence in the Middle East was sparked by the Israeli government plan to ethnically cleanse dozens of Palestinian families from the Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in Jerusalem. Most of these families had been previously forced from their homes in 1948 when Israel was created …

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-05-22). In U.S., thousands support heroic Palestinian fightback. workers.org Palestinian resistance continues against the state of Israel's destruction of their homes, seizure of their land, assassination of their leaders and slaughter of their people. This genocidal attack was first made possible by the might and sponsorship of European colonialist powers. The onslaught on Palestine has since been protected and . . . |

Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-22). What Is Joe Biden's Israel Policy, Exactly? juancole.com ( Foreign Policy in Focus) — So just what is the Biden administration's policy towards Israel? Why did Biden take so long to respond to the violence as it spiraled out of control in Jerusalem and Gaza? Why do Biden's repeated "Israel has the right of self-defense" litanies so closely match the positions of his …

_____ (2021-05-22). Scheer Intelligence: CIA Mideast Expert's View Of The Israeli-Palestinian Crisis. popularresistance.org John Kiriakou's story as an Arabic-speaking former CIA agent and CIA torture whistleblower has taken a number of turns throughout his life, including a prison sentence that sent a wrecking ball through his career and personal life. During his time with the intelligence agency, however, he spent significant periods of time in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and other parts of the Middle East on a quest to round up Al-Qaeda militants during the "War on Terror." Kiriakou's experience gives him a unique insight into the current crisis in the Palestinian territories and Israel with violence continuing to escalate as Israel fires…

Ralph Nader (2021-05-22). Biden: End Your Co-Belligerent Backing of Israeli War Crimes. commondreams.org "To know about what is happening daily" on the ground in Gaza, "you do not need to rely on the evidence compiled by the U.S. mainstream media… just take it from the Israeli media and Israelis themselves." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/gaza-rubble1300x681.jpg

WSWS (2021-05-22). Israeli security forces storm al-Aqsa after Gaza ceasefire. wsws.org Israel's air strikes continued up until the ceasefire brought a temporary end to the one-sided war that has killed at least 243 Palestinians, including 65 children, and wounded more than 1,900.

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-22). Ceasefire puts no end to Israeli repression. electronicintifada.net Police attack Palestinians in Jerusalem after weeks of mass arrests.

Juan Cole (2021-05-22). Israeli invasion of al-Aqsa Mosque Compound Shows Conflict remains Hot despite Ceasefire, Angers Muslims Worldwide. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Only half a day after a ceasefire went into effect between the Palestinians in Gaza and the government of Binyamin Netanyahu in Israel, the peace was disturbed in Jerusalem at the flashpoint al-Aqsa Mosque compound. Rabi' Sawaid reports for Arab 48 that confrontations broke out Friday afternoon between worshipers at …

Anonymous007 (2021-05-22). Military Situation In Syria On May 22, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | — On May 22, Russia reported that Idlib militants had violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 41 times: 22 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 6 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province. | — On May 21, clashes between the Turkish border guards and enraged civilians were reported near Atmah camp. | — On May 20, five SDF members were killed in an ISIS ambush in the Shaheel area. | — On May 21, a Turkish-backed fo…

Margaret Kimberley (2021-05-22). The Palestine Litmus Test. globalresearch.ca President Joe Biden…

_____ (2021-05-22). The Past is the Present in Palestine. popularresistance.org If the United States and Israel think that normalizing relations with Arab states will weaken our national cause, they should know that this means nothing to Palestinians. The Palestinian people have learned to look only to themselves for rescue. The young Palestinians of today are brimming with rebellion. They have lost faith in the diplomatic route and are fed up with U.S. policy. Be forewarned: Nothing will contain them.

Michael Welch (2021-05-22). The Third Intifada. Israel's Crimes. Palestine's Wrath. Ray of Hope? globalresearch.ca The Israeli forces launched more than 100 airstrikes on the northern tip of Gaza. On the Israeli side, 12 people were killed including 2 children. On the Palestine side, an estimated 248 people including 66 children were killed, with more than 1,900 wounded…

Not One Nickel, Not One Dime (2021-05-22). Cease Fire in Palestine, 5/20/21. indybay.org After 11 horrifying days of US/Israel war crimes against Palestine, the Palestinians won a cease fire, with no demands met, but the toll tells the story: In Gaza: 230 dead including 64 children, 1710 injured, 75,000 homeless, over 500 homes destroyed. See twitter.com/AdDien90/status/1395398512708243463/photo/1 at twitter.com/hashtag/IsraelExposed?src=hashtag_click&f=live

Angela (2021-05-22). Friday 5/21: Protest for Palestine. indybay.org Lytton Plaza (Downtown Palo Alto)…

Speak Out Now (2021-05-22). Sunday 5/23: Palestine: An Uprising Against Zionism and U.S. Imperialism. indybay.org Online event, see website for details…

Eric Zuesse (2021-05-22). Israel Is Ethnically Cleansing Gaza. globalresearch.ca This started becoming …

_____ (2021-05-22). Continuing Nakba, Continuing Resistance. popularresistance.org It is the stubborn resistance of the Palestinian people and their refusal to accommodate the Zionist settler-colonialist project that have brought us thus far; it is the Palestinian spirit of sumoud that has delivered, albeit 72 years later, the B'tselem and Human Rights Watch reports that now acknowledge Israel is an apartheid state. This is the message of Nakba73 going forward…as the Nakba continues, so will Palestinian resistance. There can never be, and will never be, co-existence with apartheid and settler-colonialism.

_____ (2021-05-22). South African Dockworkers Refuse to Unload Israeli Ship in Solidarity with Palestinians. popularresistance.org Dockworkers in the South African port city of Durban have refused to offload cargo from an Israeli ship in a show of solidarity with Palestinians, and in protest at Tel Aviv's military aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip.

Not One Nickel, Not One Dime (2021-05-22). 5/19/21 Call Congress to support AOC's Reso to Stop Weapons for Israel. indybay.org Now that we have protested, it is time to call Congress. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has introduced a resolution to stop the sale of weapons to Israel. See www.commondreams.org/news/2021/05/19/ocasio-cortez-unveils-resolution-block-bidens-735-million-weapons-sale-israel There is no cease fire. Israel continues to bomb Gaza. See www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ex6SdT3N6g

DLI (2021-05-22). USA "Iron Dome" media vaccine proved 99% effective in shielding Israel. indybay.org For the past 2 weeks, since the massive violence perpetrated by Israel against Palestinians in Gaza began(with massive use of US-made planes and bombs), the White House, alongside the "Corporate-bin-Laden" media, had unleashed a media vaccine, aptly coined, "Iron Dome" media shield, that proved to be nearly 99% effective against criticism from nearly the entire world, on the active support of Israel's virtual massacre of Palestinian civilians.

Betsey Piette (2021-05-22). 'Crown: Freedom' — Tribute to Black women activists. workers.org "Crown: Freedom" adorns wall of Municipal Services Building. WW Photo: Joe Piette "Crown," Philadelphia's newest series of Black Lives Matter murals, now adorns three sides of the Municipal Services Building, the city's most prominent government building. Facing City Hall, it is surrounded by Thomas Paine Plaza, a major site for . . . |

WSWS (2021-05-22). Amazon announces end to mask policy in its warehouses. wsws.org Management officials announce that after May 24, workers at its facilities will be allowed on-site without masks if they are fully-vaccinated.

Ricardo Vaz (2021-05-22). Venezuelan Opposition Parties to Present Unified Ticket for Regional Elections. venezuelanalysis.com The country will choose mayors and governors in "mega-elections" on November 21.

The Red Nation (2021-05-22). To End Fossil Fuels, End Settler Colonialism. zcomm.org Much environmental framing misses the point about capitalism and Indigenous sovereignty…

WSWS (2021-05-22). Justice for the 29 miners killed at New Zealand's Pike River! wsws.org The Socialist Equality Group and the World Socialist Web Site urge workers internationally to send statements supporting the families of the 29 men who died at Pike River, demanding a full and thorough investigation and the prosecution of the company leaders who turned the mine into a death trap.

WSWS (2021-05-22). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

Jesus Rodriguez-Espinoza (2021-05-22). Friday May 28: Panel on Alternative Media: Coordination, Cooperation & Socialism (Orinoco Tribune 2 Ω-Year-Anniversary). orinocotribune.com Orinoco Tribune is celebrating 30 months of existence with a panel to discuss alternative media, its importance and the need for better coordination and cooperation in the battle against mainstream media (MSM). | Alternative media outlets and writers have been proliferating in recent years, and a significant number of them are counter-hegemonic, anti-imperialist and socialist. This is a positive phenomenon, but there is sometimes more competition than cooperation among these new information options. | In this panel we hope to address the issue from a constructive perspective, taking into consideration the fact th…

WSWS (2021-05-22). Nexteer Saginaw workers express opposition as UAW attempts to push through concessions contract. wsws.org A World Socialist Web Site Autoworker Newsletter campaign team spoke to Nexteer workers on the day of their contract vote.

WSWS (2021-05-22). Defend Sri Lankan poet Ahnaf Jazeem! wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka and the Action Committee for the Defence of Freedom of Art and Expression demand the immediate and unconditional release of the young poet.

Brasil de Fato (2021-05-22). Environment Minister and president of IBAMA are targeted in Federal Police operation. peoplesdispatch.org The warrants for search and apprehension were issued by the minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), Alexandre de Moraes. According to the Federal Police, 160 agents are executing 36 warrants in the states of Pará and Sà£o Paulo, and in the Federal District, including residential addresses of the minister Ricardo Salles. | The Supreme Court decision determined the immediate suspension of the Ibama Order issued in February 2020, which allowed the importation of products extracted from forests without export authorizations. | The initial evidence suggests that the document was elaborated due to the demand…

Johanna Fernández, posted by Jamal Journal (2021-05-22). Mumia Abu-Jamal's case transferred to Pennsylvania Supreme Court. indybay.org Attached is a May 20, 2021 ruling by the Court to transfer Mumia Abu-Jamal's case from the Superior Court, up to the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court. A short legal update is reprinted below from Professor Johanna Fernández of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home (www.bringmumiahome.com).

WSWS (2021-05-22). Australia: Victorian state Labor government delivers pro-business budget. wsws.org Many of the workers now being threatened with a significant cut to their real wages were placed at significant risk during the pandemic, and publicly hailed as heroes by the government.

WSWS (2021-05-22). Canadian big business advocates policy of social murder as provinces move to dismantle remaining COVID-19 restrictions. wsws.org As far as the ruling elite is concerned, the pandemic is old news, and the time has come to rapidly dismantle all the remaining restrictions aimed at halting the virus' spread so that corporate Canada can boost its profits.

Sophia N Nesamoney, Gary L Darmstadt, Paul H Wise (2021-05-22). [Correspondence] Gendered effects of COVID-19 on young girls in regions of conflict. thelancet.com The Series on Women's and Children's Health in Conflict Settings provides important guidance for addressing the health of women and children in areas of poor security and instability. However, we write to call special attention to the gender inequalities in areas of armed conflict and, in particular, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on young, school-age girls (aged 5—18 years).

Nadine K Jawad, Lina Abu Taweeleh, Jad A Elharake, Nicole Khamis, Osaid Alser, Fatima M Karaki, Layla Aboukhater (2021-05-22). [Correspondence] Refugee access to COVID-19 vaccines in Lebanon. thelancet.com Lebanon is currently experiencing multiple unprecedented crises—political, infrastructural, and economic. The Beirut port explosion, in August, 2020, damaged 36% of health facilities.1 The Lebanese pound has lost 90% of its value, pushing more than half of the population into poverty.1 Complicating its desperate plight, Lebanon hosts the largest refugee population per capita in the world.2 The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this situation, leaving an ill-equipped health-care system overwhelmed.

Zachary Conti (2021-05-22). IMF Proposes $50 Billion Vaccine Plan to End Pandemic and Boost Economy. indybay.org As worldwide COVID cases peak, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva unveiled a $50 billion proposal to support vaccinations of 60% of the world's population. During a G20 and European Commission summit, Georgieva argued the global vaccine investment would end the pandemic and spur $9 trillion in economic gains by 2025.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-22). Military Situation In Afghanistan On May 22, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | — On May 21, Taliban captured Jalriz district west of Kabul. | — On May 21, people of Faryab held demonstrations in the city against the appointment of a new governor by the government. | — On May 21, clashes between the Taliban and the government forces were reported near the Nahrin area. | — 92 Taliban members were killed and 48 others were wounded in Laghman, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Sarpul, Balkh, Helmand, Baghlan and Takhar provinces in the pas…

The Conversation (2021-05-22). Int'l Energy Agency: We must Ban new Fossil Fuels Now to avoid Overheating our Earth. juancole.com By Volker Roeben | — Established in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis, the International Energy Agency (IEA) was created to maintain the stability of the international oil supply. As an independent adviser to many governments on energy policy, the IEA has the authority to make member states release reserve oil stocks to stabilise …

Anonymous007 (2021-05-22). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On May 22, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Pesky shelled Donetsk city with 120-mm artillery. | 2. UAF in Vodyanoe shelled DPR positions in Zhabunki with grenade launchers. | 3. UAF in Starognatovka shelled DPR positions in Novolaspa with mortars. | 4. UAF in Vodyanoe shelled DPR positions in Kominternovo. | 5. DPR forces in Donetsk city targeted UAF positions in Pesky with 82-mm artillery. | 6. DPR forces in Novolaspa targeted UAF positions in Novoselivka with 82-mm artillery. | 7. DPR forces in…

Frances Madeson (2021-05-22). Sunrise Activists Marching 400 Miles to Demand Green New Deal. zcomm.org "If we do nothing, it's a future I'm scared of for sure, people starving and dying. We're going to see war, people killing just to survive."

Sophia N Nesamoney, Gary L Darmstadt, Paul H Wise (2021-05-22). [Correspondence] Gendered effects of COVID-19 on young girls in regions of conflict. thelancet.com The Series on Women's and Children's Health in Conflict Settings provides important guidance for addressing the health of women and children in areas of poor security and instability. However, we write to call special attention to the gender inequalities in areas of armed conflict and, in particular, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on young, school-age girls (aged 5—18 years).

Nadine K Jawad, Lina Abu Taweeleh, Jad A Elharake, Nicole Khamis, Osaid Alser, Fatima M Karaki, Layla Aboukhater (2021-05-22). [Correspondence] Refugee access to COVID-19 vaccines in Lebanon. thelancet.com Lebanon is currently experiencing multiple unprecedented crises—political, infrastructural, and economic. The Beirut port explosion, in August, 2020, damaged 36% of health facilities.1 The Lebanese pound has lost 90% of its value, pushing more than half of the population into poverty.1 Complicating its desperate plight, Lebanon hosts the largest refugee population per capita in the world.2 The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this situation, leaving an ill-equipped health-care system overwhelmed.

WSWS (2021-05-22). Spain's PSOE-Podemos regime intensifies expulsions of refugees to Morocco. wsws.org The PSOE-Podemos government is expelling thousands of migrants from Spain's enclave of Ceuta to Morocco while detaining refugees and children in horrific conditions.

Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Michelle F Gaffey, Neha S Singh, Ana Langer, Karl Blanchet (2021-05-22). [Correspondence] Women's and children's health in conflict settings: build on existing efforts — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Sarah Chynoweth and colleagues for their kind comments about our Series on Women's and Children's Health in Conflict Settings, and for underscoring that future humanitarian health efforts for women and children should build on previous investments and achievements in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in crisis settings. We fully agree. SRH is arguably the area in which most progress has been made in terms of improving humanitarian response for women, and we recognise the decades-long work and leadership of the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) in driving that progress.

Simukai Chigudu (2021-05-22). [Perspectives] An ironic guide to colonialism in global health. thelancet.com There is something axiomatic about the idea of an evidence-based approach to global health. Who could argue against such a noble enterprise? The uses of evidence and its applications—extended from individual patients to populations at large—are attractive whether in the boardrooms of Geneva or among humanitarian doctors in South Sudan's refugee camps. This approach rationalises complex and diffuse social processes, subtly reconstituting them as discernible medical problems to be solved through technical intervention.

WSWS (2021-05-22). UK covid cases rise due to ending containment and spread of Indian variant. wsws.org The Tories are responding to the demands of big business that no more lockdowns are imposed and to their support base in the more affluent suburban and rural areas of the country not living in the overcrowded urban centres being hit by the resurgence of the virus.

WSWS (2021-05-22). Amid warnings of "catastrophic" COVID-19 third wave, Brazil's state governors reopen economy. wsws.org The scientific institute Fiocruz's warning that a new surge of current high infection rates "will be catastrophic" is being covered up by the mainstream media and ignored by federal and state governments.

Raymond Wolfe (2021-05-22). 160+ Experts Slam COVID Vaccines as 'Unnecessary, Ineffective and Unsafe' in Powerful Letter. globalresearch.ca Dozens of medical …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-22). New CDC guidance for fully vaccinated adults. What does it mean? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Thursday, May 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced updated COVID-19 guidance for masking for fully vaccinated people. For instance, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a protective mask indoors at a movie theater, shopping center or restaurant. But this new guidance does not apply to health care settings. Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-22). The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is now available to children ages 12 through 15 in the U.S. Here's what parents, caregivers and children need to know about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, the possible side effects, and the benefits of getting vaccinated. This is written by Mayo Clinic Staff and you can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-22). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week: Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-22). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Guidelines and nuances of wearing a face mask. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Recent COVID-19 masking guidelines announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, continue to generate a public conversation. "The decision about masking needs to be nuanced," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Wearing a mask should be based on the risk of infection, the percentage of the …

Bruce J Kirenga, Pauline Byakika-Kibwika (2021-05-22). [Comment] Excess COVID-19 mortality among critically ill patients in Africa. thelancet.com As of March 25, 2021, a global total of 124‚Äà215‚Äà843 cases of COVID-19, including 2‚Äà734‚Äà374 deaths, had been reported to WHO.1 COVID-19 is now the 12th leading cause of death worldwide, the sixth leading cause of death in high-income countries, and the 41st leading cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa.2 However, the reasons why there are lower numbers of cases and deaths reported in sub-Saharan Africa are unclear. One possibility is that there are inadequate levels of testing, which could translate to unreported COVID-19 deaths (both i…

Udani Samarasekera (2021-05-22). [Perspectives] Yee-Sin Leo: a leader in Singapore's fight against infectious diseases. thelancet.com In January, 2020, Yee-Sin Leo, Executive Director of the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) in Singapore, and her team followed an unexplained pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, China, very closely for any evidence of human-to-human transmission. Given population movement in the region, they knew that if they saw that evidence it meant "that Singapore will get hit with COVID-19 cases", Leo says. So the National Public Health Laboratory at NCID prepared to detect and diagnose cases, drills were done to smooth workflow, and the COVID-19 Research Workgroup was set up.

ACCCOS (2021-05-22). [Articles] Patient care and clinical outcomes for patients with COVID-19 infection admitted to African high-care or intensive care units (ACCCOS): a multicentre, prospective, observational cohort study. thelancet.com Mortality in critically ill patients with COVID-19 is higher in African countries than reported from studies done in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. Increased mortality was associated with insufficient critical care resources, as well as the comorbidities of HIV/AIDS, diabetes, chronic liver disease, and kidney disease, and severity of organ dysfunction at admission.

John Zarocostas (2021-05-22). [World Report] What next for a COVID-19 intellectual property waiver? thelancet.com The USA has backed a waiver for intellectual property related to COVID-19 vaccines. What happens next? John Zarocostas reports from Geneva.

Brenda Norrell (2021-05-22). Unauthorized COVID-19 tests given to Navajos, used in marketing campaign. indybay.org An unauthorized type of COVID-19 tests were given to Navajos and the information wad used in an online marketing campaign. The Navajo Council said the contract, which included services during First Lady Biden's visit, was never approved. Many Navajos are calling for a probe of how virus relief funds were distributed by the Navajo government.

_____ (2021-05-22). Why One State in India Is Showing Promising Signs of Democracy. popularresistance.org The right wing in Kerala has typically claimed that the Left is not equipped to build the state's infrastructure. But this time, the right wing had no grounds to make its typical complaints. Since 2016, the state government has not only improved the basic transportation infrastructure but has also built up other kinds of infrastructure needed by the working class and the peasantry.

WSWS (2021-05-22). Thousands of Australian high school students protest climate change inaction. wsws.org One young worker noted that the lack of action on climate change "is all about profit, all about the economy. It's not about the future that young people are trying to fight for and grow up in. It's about what is in their wallet."

WSWS (2021-05-22). Volvo Truck workers in Virginia demand full contract as UAW pushes another sellout deal. wsws.org The newly formed Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee is galvanizing opposition to a new deal the United Auto Workers announced Thursday, with virtually no details.

WSWS (2021-05-22). Epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Ding calls CDC's mask reversal a "mess" wsws.org "If you go into a grocery store or a workplace, you don't know if the person not wearing a mask is vaccinated," Feigl-Ding told the WSWS.

WSWS (2021-05-22). Cricklewood depot bus drivers defend David O'Sullivan: "They want to make us into robotic slaves" wsws.org "Why do we have to place our lives on the line just to go to work? Why, when someone raises basic health and safety issues, are they threatened with the loss of their livelihood?"

_____ (2021-05-22). Dubious Arrests, Death Threats and Confederate Loyalists: Welcome to Graham, N.C. popularresistance.org Reported from a community where protesting is restricted and violence feels imminent, "Sound of Judgment" provides a rare view into the fight for justice in small-town America.

_____ (2021-05-22). The End of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. popularresistance.org U.S. representatives have introduced two bills that would finally end Puerto Rico's subordinate Commonwealth status. But continued colonial rule may be the only option Congress seriously considers.

WSWS (2021-05-22). French ruling class supports police rally at the National Assembly. wsws.org Law enforcement enjoys near-unanimous support among the established parties as they denounce justice and demand the formation of an authoritarian police state.

WSWS (2021-05-22). As cases of coronavirus variants rise, Nebraska goes ahead with ceasing mask mandates and continuing in-person learning. wsws.org The state's government is forging ahead with in-person learning this summer as mask mandates are rolled back.

Dean Baker (2021-05-22). Republicans Reject Biden Proposal to Spend an Amount Equal to a Quarter of the Military Budget on Infrastructure. cepr.net Washington Post budget reporters have a game where they try to write things in a way that none of their readers have any clue what they are talking about. According to rumors, they give a prize each year to the reporter who does the best job in providing zero information to readers. Today's piece on …

WSWS (2021-05-22). Teachers' union supports return to regular operations at schools and nurseries in Germany. wsws.org The Education and Science Union (GEW) is once again playing a key role in pushing through the "profits before lives" policy in face of enormous resistance among students, educators and parents.

WSWS (2021-05-22). US military running a massive undercover army and conducting warrantless surveillance of Americans. wsws.org Without congressional approval or oversight, the Pentagon is running a secret army of undercover cyberwarriors and purchasing cell phone location data as part of its surveillance of US citizens.

WSWS (2021-05-22). I Care A Lot: Social predators of the elderly. wsws.org The latest film by J Blakeson is a black comedy about a scammer who exploits older people for money.

WSWS (2021-05-22). UK: Manchester Trades Council's Ian Allinson reveals pseudo-left's role in Unite's betrayal of Go North West bus strike. wsws.org Allinson is a typical representative of the "union activist"—invariably low-ranking functionaries and members of various pseudo-left and Stalinist groups, whose activism is carried out solely in the interests of the union bureaucracy's imposition of the dictates of the corporations.

Janice Kortkamp (2021-05-22). Syria Elections: Always Disparaged by the Meddling Imperial West. globalresearch.ca The election for …

WSWS (2021-05-22). Media outrage erupts over decision not to grant 1619 Project architect Nikole Hannah-Jones tenured professorship. wsws.org Instead of a life-time appointment for her first academic position, Hannah-Jones was offered, and accepted, a fixed five-year sinecure with the possibility of tenure at the end of her term.

Justice for Flavia (2021-05-22). Somerville, Massachusetts removes police from schools. zcomm.org he group's aims include removing police from schools, implementing restorative justice, regular anti-racism training, and an independent equity audit…

Jenny Stendahl (2021-05-22). A Syndicalist Strategy for the Swedish Labour Market. zcomm.org The Swedish trade unions can boast of high membership numbers, but generally lack the primary source of union strength: that many colleagues unite and act together…

Jacob Morrison (2021-05-22). Conservatives Love Coal Miners — Until They Go on Strike. zcomm.org The Right has worked hard in recent years to portray itself as defenders of beleaguered coal miners. But over 1,00 miners are on strike in Alabama and we haven't heard a peep about it from conservative talking heads. Weird…

Marko Kostaniƒá (2021-05-22). A Green-Left Coalition Takes Zagreb. zcomm.org The left-wing platform Mo≈æemo! emerged as the clear winner of elections in the Croatian capital…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-22). Consumer Health: How some types of osteoporosis drugs can hurt your bones. 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. Your bones are living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-22). AI-enabled EKGs find difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — You might be older ? or younger ? than you think. A new study found that differences between a person's age in years and his or her biological age, as predicted by an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled EKG, can provide measurable insights into health and longevity. The AI model accurately predicted the age …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-22). Consumer Health: Smoking and rheumatoid arthritis — what's the connection? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Arthritis Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about the connection between smoking and rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-22). Consumer Health: What do you know about inflammatory bowel disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World IBD Day will be observed on Wednesday, May 19, which makes this a good time to learn more about how these disorders are similar and different. Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. Inflammatory bowel disease can be …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-22). Consumer Health: Recovering from a stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke and stroke rehabilitation. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability for adults. More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-22). Dr. Cheryl Willman named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, Director, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Cheryl Willman, M.D., has been named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs and director of Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Willman comes to Mayo Clinic from University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she has served as director and CEO for 20 years. Under Dr. Willman's leadership, University of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-22). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Bladder cancer patients require ongoing surveillance. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Bladder cancer is a common type of cancer that begins in the cells of the bladder, a hollow muscular organ in the lower abdomen that stores urine. Bladder cancer signs and symptoms can include blood in the urine, frequent or painful urination, and back pain. "The vast majority of bladder cancer patients are diagnosed with cancer that's not …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-22). Science Saturday: Explaining cholesterol, research and regeneration. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Isobel Scarisbrick, Ph.D., directs the Neural Repair Laboratory within Mayo Clinic's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her lab examines central nervous system repair after injury, such as traumatic spinal cord injury or a disease like multiple sclerosis (MS). A major area of innovation for the lab is improving nerve regeneration by identifying what helps or hinders that process. Cholesterol, the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-22). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Top tips for reducing heart attack and stroke risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister just turned 50. She went in for a standard cardiac checkup and learned she has high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The doctor told her that since our mom also had these issues, she must drastically change her diet, increase her exercise, and take medications to lessen her risk for a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-22). Dr. Prathibha Varkey named president of Mayo Clinic Health System. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., has been named president of Mayo Clinic Health System, effective August 16, 2021.Dr. Varkey will partner with Mary Jo Williamson, chief administrative officer, Mayo Clinic Health System, to lead the strategy and operations of the health system's 17 hospitals and nearly 50 community clinics across Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin."We're …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-22). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to 'stop the bleed' in an emergency. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you came upon an emergency where a person is bleeding, would you know what to do? During National Trauma Month, May 20 is acknowledged as Stop the Bleed Day — a day to teach people how to take to control of serious bleeding. In this demonstration, Gwen Meyer, a Trauma Center nurse and trauma …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-22). Consumer Health: Reducing your risk of breast cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S. Researchers have identified hormonal, lifestyle and environmental factors that may increase your risk of breast cancer. And an estimated 5% to 10% of breast cancers are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-22). Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins national call to get HPV vaccinations back on track. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has joined 71 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in calling on the nation's health care providers, parents and young adults to help get HPV vaccinations back on track. HPV causes several types of cancers, and nearly everyone gets infected with HPV by age 50. "Mayo Clinic recommends …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-22). Mayo named a 2021 DiversityInc No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems for Diversity. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DiversityInc announced its annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity listings. Mayo Clinic was named to two specialty lists this year — No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems list, up from No. 7 in 2020, and a new entry onto the Top Companies for People with Disabilities list at No. 19. DiversityInc's listing is …

WSWS (2021-05-22). Manchester Trades Council's Ian Allinson reveals British pseudo-left's role in betrayal of Go North West bus strike. wsws.org Allinson is a typical representative of the "union activist"—invariably low-ranking functionaries and members of various pseudo-left and Stalinist groups, whose activism is carried out solely in the interests of the union bureaucracy's imposition of the dictates of the corporations.

NAACP Santa Cruz (2021-05-22). Tuesday 5/25: George Floyd Commemoration. indybay.org 701 Ocean St, Santa Cruz…

Watsonville Public Library (2021-05-22). Thursday 6/17: Book to Action: "Watsonville is in the Heart" Oral History Panel. indybay.org To register for this webinar visit: bit.ly/3n13zpE

Ken Roseboro (2021-05-22). Mexico Wants to Import Non-GMO Corn and US Farmers Say They Can Deliver It. commondreams.org "Mexico's GMO corn ban presents an opportunity for U.S. farmers to supply non-GMO corn south of the border." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/organic_corn.jpg

Michael Winship, Angela Godfrey-Goldstein (2021-05-22). The Biggest Threat to Israel Is the Occupation. commondreams.org Netanyahu says, "We must live by the sword"—but he's never tried alternatives. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/end-occupation1300x681.jpg

_____ (2021-05-22). Will Biden Stay in Bibi's Pocket? popularresistance.org Netanyahu's own words, videotaped two decades ago, show his disdain for the malleability of former U.S. presidents. As it turns out, Netanyahu had good reason to hold them in contempt as he "maneuvered" around them to ensure unstinting American support for status-quo Israeli domination of the Palestinians.

Emilio Godoy (2021-05-22). América del Sur tiene sueños gasíferos. globalizacion.ca El desarrollo del gas en América del Sur, en tiempos de pandemia y pospandemia protagonizó la sesión del viernes 14 en la XXX Conferencia La Jolla de Energía, que se desarrolla en forma virtual desde el 7 y hasta el…

Carlos F. Chamorro (2021-05-22). El peor escenario electoral en Nicaragua. globalizacion.ca Nicaragua se encamina hacia la peor elección posible el 7 de noviembre, sin garantías ni reforma electoral, con el endurecimiento del control del FSLN sobre el aparato electoral, y tras el nombramiento de 10 magistrados leales al presidente Daniel Ortega….

Julio Yao Villalaz (2021-05-22). ONU y la responsabilidad de protección e intervención humanitaria. globalizacion.ca Pocos años antes de que la ONU aprobara la Responsabilidad de Proteger durante la Cumbre Mundial de 2005 y se fundara la Oficina de la ONU para la Prevención del Genocidio y la Responsabilidad de Proteger, fui invitado — como…

Raúl Zibechi (2021-05-22). Chile: La convención constitucional puede ser la tumba de la revuelta. globalizacion.ca La derecha pinochetista fue derrotada, ya que no consiguió el tercio de la convención constitucional necesario para bloquear cambios. Una derrota que comenzó a fraguarse hacia 2000, con la resistencia empecinada del pueblo mapuche y luego las luchas de los…

Susan Jaffe (2021-05-22). [World Report] $6 ∑5 billion proposed for new US health research agency. thelancet.com The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health would fund high-risk, high-reward medical research, but its short-term planning could stymie basic research. Susan Jaffe reports.

Elizabeth McGeorge, Jo James, Nicola Abraham (2021-05-22). [Perspectives] The intergenerational project: creating space for play in health care. thelancet.com If you were to ask adults about their experiences of hospitals, laughter and joy would not be typical responses. Hospitalisation can adversely affect mental and physical wellbeing, especially for older adults. The hospital environment may evoke feelings of distress, boredom, and isolation and can be a risk factor for functional decline, subsequently leading to increased morbidity and mortality. While paediatric wards tempt children towards escapism into a land of play with dedicated play therapists and toys, older adults can experience hours spent passively in bland surroundings with fleeting health-focused encou…

Geoff Watts (2021-05-22). [Obituary] Peter Stanley Harper. thelancet.com Influential clinical geneticist. He was born in Barnstaple, Devon, UK, on April 28, 1939, and died of a stroke in Cardiff, UK, on Jan 23, 2021, aged 81 years.

Seilesh Kadambari, Monique Ingrid Andersson (2021-05-22). [Correspondence] Time to integrate congenital CMV testing into hearing screening for newborn babies. thelancet.com We congratulate the GBD Hearing Loss Collaborators for highlighting the magnitude of hearing loss as an important public health problem.1 Early detection of hearing loss in children can substantially improve their academic performance.2 Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common non-genetic and the only potentially treatable cause of sensorineural hearing loss; globally, it alone accounts for approximately 20% of moderate to profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss in children.3…

Sarah K Chynoweth, Monica A Onyango, Meghan C Gallagher, Sara E Casey (2021-05-22). [Correspondence] Women's and children's health in conflict settings: build on existing efforts. thelancet.com We commend the authors of the Lancet Series on Women's and Children's Health in Conflict Settings, particularly their call for greater political commitment to, and prioritisation of, women's and children's health (WCH) in conflict settings. At the same time, we are concerned about some of the claims and conclusions, including (1) a call for the formation of a new international technical advisory group with a mandate to critique and field-test a WCH framework,1 (2) that a priority predefined package of WCH services is not commonly agreed on and implemented in conflict settings,2 and (3) that there is no central re…

Anita Riveros (2021-05-22). Discovering the Truth Hidden in Official Claims. indybay.org In this piece, the importance of conspiracy theorists is brought up. Not everything that is said should be written off so quickly, there are always more sides of the story that some may not want to tell.

Lynda Carson (2021-05-22). Rent reporting bill SB 1157 may cost some tenants around $10.00 per month. indybay.org Oakland tenants facing eviction from a non-profit housing developer in 2008. Photo by Lydia Gans…

Angela (2021-05-22). Saturday 5/22: Resistance Until Liberation: Rally & Protest. indybay.org 11 am | 16th & Mission St, SF | March to Civic Center | 1 pm Rally | Civic center, SF…

Oakland Privacy (2021-05-22). Wednesday 6/9: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveil. indybay.org Email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to obtain Zoom meeting access info.

Ramona du Houx (2021-05-22). Coalition highlights legislation to address plastic pollution caused by oil companies. indybay.org Plastic pollution is killing us. In honor of Endangered Species Day, national Elected Officials back the federal Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act…

repost (2021-05-22). South African Dockers Stopping Unloading of Israeli Cargo From Zim Ship. indybay.org South African Durban dockers will refuse to unload an Israeli ZIM ship on Friday May 21. In 2010 they also took action to stop the movement of Israeli cargo. This action is backed by COSATA and other trade unions and community groups.

Angela (2021-05-22). Saturday 5/22: Resistance Until Liberation. indybay.org Madison Park, Oakland (Eight & Madison)…

Safe Ag Safe Schools (2021-05-22). Pesticides on your food in California: An illegal helping once a week. indybay.org Illegal levels of pesticides were detected on more than 1 in 25 pieces of produce sampled in California, according to recently released data by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). The rate of illegal samples, 4% of the 3,274 fruit and vegetables tested in 2019, is consistent with the most recent 5-year average (2015-2019).

City Lights Books, GLBT Historical Society (2021-05-22). Monday 5/24: Political History of Act Up NY: The Activist Fight Against the AIDS Crisis. indybay.org Online event (FREE)…

repost (2021-05-22). The Fight for Independent, Non-Corporate Radio Flares Up Again. indybay.org Despite losing a corporate bylaw proposal at Pacifica by 2 to 1 the same group of people have put another reactionary bylaw proposal to a vote for at Pacifica that will cost over $50,000. This is supported by many staff at KPFA who apparently don't give a damn about the waste of money and hypocrisy of their allies. This includes Cat Brooks, Aileen Alfandary, Mitch Jeserich, Brian Edwards-Tiekert, Philip Maldari, Timothy Lynch, Bonnie Simmons, | Kris Welch, Darlene Pagano & Joel Sachs…

CA Poor People's Campaign & PPC National (2021-05-22). Monday 5/24: Rally to Demand End to Poverty & Starvation Wages in U.S. w/ PPC. indybay.org Online via livestream…

Moderator (2021-05-21). John Kiriakou: A Former CIA Mideast Expert's View of the Israeli-Palestinian Crisis. scheerpost.com Photo by Troy Page] Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play Editor's Note: A ceasefire was declared on May 21 between Israel and Gaza. While this episode, recorded on May 13, details a crisis that has currently come to a halt, the conversation touches on far-reaching ongoing issues in the region. John Kiriakou's story as an Arabic-speaking former CIA agent and CIA torture… |

Staff (2021-05-21). Palestinian Resistance Wins: Now, The Struggle Continues! samidoun.net With the announcement of a ceasefire in Gaza, Palestine, one lesson is extremely clear: Palestinian resistance lives, Palestinian resistance thrives, Palestinian resistance unites, and Palestinian resistance wins. The resistance, in all of its varied and creative forms, is deeply rooted in the Palestinian people inside and outside Palestine, a legitimate resistance fighting colonialism, occupation, settler colonialism: Zionist racism, backed by the full weight of U.S. imperialism and its allies in Canada, Europe, Australia and elsewhere. The Palestinian resistance, with the armed struggle at its heart, is not onl…

Maureen Clare Murphy (2021-05-21). Ceasefire ends Israeli terror in Gaza — for now. electronicintifada.net Without accountability, another episode of sheer cruelty is inevitable.

_____ (2021-05-21). Abby Martin On The Israeli Onslaught And Gaza's Fight For Freedom. popularresistance.org Despite publicly urging caution, restraint and calling for a ceasefire, the United States government continues to aid Israel, this week approving $375 million worth of arms sales to the Jewish state, even as it uses U.S.-made weaponry to attack civilian buildings and other infrastructure in the Gaza Strip. Hospitals, health clinics and homes have been destroyed, with reports confirming the deaths of at least 63 children in Gaza alone. Three pregnant women have also been killed. As of Wednesday morning, the death toll stands at 276.

Fight Back (2021-05-21). More than 1000 march in Milwaukee for Palestine on the eve of ceasefire. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On May 20, more than 1000 people came together for a Palestinian solidarity rally and march at the lakefront in downtown Milwaukee. This demonstration marked the largest of three actions that have been organized since last Monday when the Israeli government and Zionist mobs began their latest round of violence against the Palestinian people. | The action was called for by a coalition of organizations from Milwaukee, including faith-based groups, student and youth groups, and others. These groups included American Muslims for Palestine, the Islamic Society of Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Muslim Women's…

Stephen Lendman (2021-05-21). Fantasy Israeli Ceasefire. globalresearch.ca By hot and …

Staff (2021-05-21). Israel Announces Ceasefire in Gaza After 11 days of Hostilities Leaving Hundreds Dead Among Palestinians. orinocotribune.com A Hamas representative confirmed to Reuters that the ceasefire will be "mutual and simultaneous" and will take effect from 02: 00 a.m. this Friday (23: 00 GMT Thursday). | Israel's Security Cabinet unanimously approved a ceasefire with the Gaza Strip on Thursday after 11 days of Israeli-Palestinian confrontations, the most intense since 2014. | According to the statement, the ministers agreed to "accept the Egyptian initiative for a unconditional bilateral ceasefire, which will take effect at an hour to be determined later," according the newspaper The Times of Israel. | For its part, a Hamas representative confirm…

Juan Cole (2021-05-21). Israel's Pyrrhic Victory: It Razed some buildings, but Reinforced Palestinian National Identity. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Israel and Hamas agreed on an unconditional ceasefire to begin at 2 am on Friday morning, which both sides put into effect, according to the Washington Post. Palestinians throughout the Occupied territories celebrated what they saw as a victory, according to Al Jazeera. One man in Gaza told the network …

Staff (2021-05-21). "We Want Real Dignity and Freedom": Gazans Welcome Ceasefire But Demand End of Siege & Occupation. democracynow.org In Gaza, thousands of people have taken to the streets to celebrate after Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire, ending Israel's 11-day bombardment of the territory. At least 243 Palestinians, including 66 children, were killed in the airstrikes and bombings. Rockets fired from Gaza also killed 12 people in Israel. Raji Sourani, director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza, welcomes the ceasefire but stresses Palestinians demand more than just the end of bombing. "We need [the] end of occupation, end of the blockade, self-determination, independence, dignity and freedom," Sourani says. We also spe…

Staff (2021-05-21). Headlines for May 21, 2021. democracynow.org Israel and Hamas Agree to Gaza Ceasefire After 11 Days of Intense Fighting, U.N. Chief Decries "Hell on Earth" After Israeli Strikes Sever Power, Water and Sewer Lines in Gaza, WTO Chief Pushes European Officials to Drop Opposition to Patent Waiver for COVID Vaccines, New York Launches $5 Million Lottery Incentive to Get Vaccinated , South Korean President to Discuss Denuclearization and Vaccines at White House Meeting, ICE to End Contracts with Two County Jails Where Immigrants Faced Abuses, Salvadoran Officials Exhume Dozens of Women's Bodies on Property of Former Detective, Amnesty Calls for U.S. to Stop Selli…

Karl Engels (2021-05-21). Arabs and Jews in Israel unite against Netanyahu and occupation. peoplesworld.org After an 11-day war that killed more than 240 Palestinians and 12 Israelis, a fragile ceasefire between the right-wing government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Islamist Hamas militants that rule Gaza took hold early Friday morning. Activists inside Israel—Jewish and Arab alike—hailed the cessation of open fighting but said the conditions for …

Anonymous007 (2021-05-21). Ceasefire Celebrations In Gaza, As U.S. Claims Credit Over Doing Nothing. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Egypt-brokered ceasefire came into effect in the Gaza strip, ending 11 days of conflict and disproportionate Israeli punishment of Palestinians. | Thousands of people in Gaza and the Palestinian territories poured onto the streets to celebrate the ceasefire, waving flags and flashing "V" signs for victory. | At least 232 Palestinians, including 65 children, were killed in the Israeli bombardment. | On the Israeli side, 12 people, including two children, lost their lives. | Celebra…

WSWS (2021-05-21). Israel announces ceasefire as UN says 90,000 Palestinians displaced by bombardment. wsws.org The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported on Thursday that more than 90,000 Palestinians had become "internally displaced persons" as a result of the 11 days of murderous bombardment of Gaza by the Israeli Defense Forces.

Anand Naidoo (2021-05-21). The Heat: Israel and Hamas reach ceasefire agreement. america.cgtn.com After 12 days of fighting, Israel and Hamas agree to a ceasefire.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-21). Israeli offensive ends after declaration of ceasefire, Gazans claim victory. peoplesdispatch.org The ceasefire was mediated by Egypt and came into effect at 2 am on Friday, ending 11 days of Israeli air strikes on Gaza. Palestinians in Gaza and the occupied territories took to the streets to celebrate a victory…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-21). Palestinians slowly return home after ceasefire in besieged Gaza and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org In today's episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the situation in Gaza following the cessation of Israeli attacks, protests by West Papuan communities in Indonesia demanding an end to violence and the release of political prisoners, the status of migrant children and teenagers in Spain following the mass border crossings from Morocco earlier this week, and the further implications of the ceasefire announced by Israel and Hamas.

commondreams (2021-05-21). National March for Palestine to Go Ahead Despite Ceasefire. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Staff (2021-05-21). Amnesty International Urges US to Suspend Arms Sales to Colombia: Used to 'Repress Protestors'. orinocotribune.com The non-governmental organization heavily funded by Western countries and corporations documented that the Colombian security forces used the Venom multiple projectile launcher against demonstrators. | The organization Amnesty International (AI) urged the US government to immediately suspend the direct and indirect sale of arms, equipment, and technology to Colombia, because they have been used by police forces to repress citizens during the national strike that began three weeks ago in the Latin American country. | "The role of the United States in fueling the incessant cycles of violence committed against the p…

Editor2 (2021-05-21). Jesús Santrich: The Laughter of a Bolivarian Cannot Be Easily Extinguished. orinocotribune.com By Néstor Kohanon — May 19, 2021 | The shots and grenades that took his breath away were from the Colombian army, as was the knife or razor with which they mutilated his lifeless hand. The orders came from Iván Duque, the little pigeon sponsored by "il capo mafia" àÅlvaro Uribe. Two equally genocidal Colombian lumpens, cornered by one of the most important popular rebellions that Colombia has experienced in the last decades. | But let no one be deceived. Let's speak without euphemisms. The strategy that guided this operation clearly comes from "higher up": the United States and Israel, two partner stat…

W. T. Whitney (2021-05-21). National Strike in Colombia is Massive, Meets Violent Repression. counterpunch.org Colombia is afire with a National Strike mounted by working people young people, and the excluded. They are protesting neoliberal reforms that diminish lives and hopes. Tax-reform proposals from President Iván Duque's rightwing government triggered large demonstrations that began on April 28 and are continuing. Brutal repression has inflamed the rebellion. The government quickly withdrew

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-21). Duque, Bolsonaro and Piñera: Between Guardianship and Crimes Against Humanity. libya360.wordpress.com Misión Verdad From the right, the presidents of Chile, Sebastián Piñera; Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro; and Colombia, Iván Duque together with the former presidents of Argentina, Mauricio Macri; Ecuador, Lenín Moreno; and Peru, Martín Vizcarra (Photo: Esteban Félix / AP). A few days ago some news portals reported that Colombian President Iván Duque was denounced before…

Fight Back (2021-05-21). Minneapolis to protest the killings of over 200 Palestinians. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On Saturday, May 22, at 3 p.m. in Bryant Square Park, (3101 Bryant Avenue S) in Minneapolis, protesters will stand in solidarity with Palestine. | Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been under siege for close to 15 years, and again, they are facing a criminal attack from the Israeli government and military. At least 231 Palestinians, including 65 children, have been killed there in the past 11 days, when Israel began its missile bombardment of the Strip. Palestinian health officials say 1700 Palestinians have been wounded. Over 1300 housing units have been completely demolished or severely dam…

_____ (2021-05-21). Millions of Palestinians Join General Strike and Mobilizations to Free Palestine. popularresistance.org Businesses across Jerusalem, the occupied West Bank, Gaza, and Palestinian communities inside Israel are shuttered as workers, young people, and activists take to the streets to demand an immediate end to the latest chapter in Israel's recent offensive against Palestine. Israel's airstrikes, coupled with police and military operations on the ground across the region, have resulted in the deaths of 212 people, with tens of thousands of people left without homes or access to basic necessities like electricity and water.

Fra Hughes (2021-05-21). So What Happens After the Violence Ends? Who Won & Who Lost, Israel vs. Palestinians? orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes (Belfast) — May 20, 2021 | Self defence, blood lust, ethnic cleansing, disproportionate response, mowing the lawn, genocide, death from the sky. | Whatever way you wish to describe the unparalleled violence unleashed on Gaza is up to you. | I describe it as shooting, or in this case bombing, Palestinians in a barrel. | Let's have a brief resume of what's happened. | The district of Sheikh Jarrah is in East Jerusalem. This was the proposed capital of a Palestine state. The signing of the Oslo Agreement in 1993 saw further Israeli expansion into the West Bank and areas like Silwan and Sheikh Jarr…

Staff (2021-05-21). Battleground Baltimore: Madness from Marilyn Mosby's Office. therealnews.com In this week's roundup of Baltimore news we talk about the latest controversy coming out of the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office, the vetoed predatory renter's bill, and Baltimore stands with Palestine…

Fight Back (2021-05-21). Los Angeles protest denounces 73 years of Israeli occupation of Palestine. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – 20,000 strong, the Palestinian community and supporters throughout Southern California descended upon the West Los Angeles Wilshire Federal Building and marched to the Israeli Consulate. Protesters demanded an end to the occupation of all historical Palestine and the dismantling of apartheid by the Israeli colonial entity responsible for the terror and mass displacement of Palestinians since 1948, and for and end the violence endured by neighboring Arab countries. | For Palestinians, May 15 marks Al Nakba – Arabic for The Catastrophe. During the 1948 war, at least 750,000 Palestinian men, women…

_____ (2021-05-21). Millions Of Palestinians Join General Strike And Mobilizations. popularresistance.org Businesses across Jerusalem, the occupied West Bank, Gaza, and Palestinian communities inside Israel are shuttered as workers, young people, and activists take to the streets to demand an immediate end to the latest chapter in Israel's recent offensive against Palestine. Israel's airstrikes, coupled with police and military operations on the ground across the region, have resulted in the deaths of 212 people, with tens of thousands of people left without homes or access to basic necessities like electricity and water.

Mnar Muhawesh Adley (2021-05-21). Chris Hedges, Alan MacLeod on Media Bias and the Christian Right's Obsession with Israel. mintpressnews.com Images from the Israeli onslaught against Palestine have dominated both news broadcasts and social media as the world expresses its outrage over the bombing of civilian targets. | While the latest violence was triggered by an Israeli attack on the al-Aqsa Mosque, the conflict's roots go back at least to the state's creation in 1948, when Israeli forces ethnically cleansed nearly 800,000 Palestinians from their homeland, razing 500 towns and villages in order to make way for the construction of a Jewish state on top of an existing one. Year-on-year, Israel has progressively annexed more Palestinian land, leavin…

Mnar Muhawesh Adley (2021-05-21). Panel Discussion: Israeli Intelligence Colludes with Facebook, Google to Censor Palestinian Voices. mintpressnews.com The ongoing assault on Palestine has captured the world's attention. The latest violence was sparked by an attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem by Israeli security forces, resulting in over 300 casualties, as Muslims had gathered to celebrate Ramadan in the region's holiest place of worship. Outside, far-right groups cheered as the mosque was damaged, and launched pogroms against non-Jews inside Israel. | In response, Hamas began firing rockets into Israel, which, in turn, spurred a massive Israeli retaliation that has seen hundreds killed, thousands injured, and forced tens of thousands to flee their hom…

Richard Falk (2021-05-21). Palestine is Winning the Legitimacy War. zcomm.org Israel's own sense of vulnerability to a South African scenario has been exposed by this growing tendency to brand supporters of BDS and harsh critics as 'antisemites'

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-21). Israel's Horrid Occupation of Palestine. zcomm.org Please Help ZNet Source: Globetrotter No one can ignore the events in Palestine. No one disputes the horror of it all. Images of the Israeli bombing of Gaza and the human toll exacted against the Palestinians who live in Gaza have saturated social media and have increasingly drawn attention to the violence

Michael (2021-05-21). Has Gaza changed the world's perspective of Palestine-Israel? zcomm.org Has Gaza changed the world's perspective on Palestine-Israel? It certainly has, and in doing so has demonstrated that local action can indeed have a global effect…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-21). Palestine: The Aftermath of 11 Days of Aggression. libya360.wordpress.com Cease-fire Reached After 11 Days of IOF Aggression on Gaza. Aggression Death Toll: 247 Killed, including 66 Children and 39 Women; 1417 wounded, including 277 women and 412 children The toll of the aggression rose to (247) dead, including (66) children and (39) women, and (1417) wounded, including (277) women and (412) children Cease-fire Reached…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-05-21). Roaming Charges: Once Upon a Time in Palestine. counterpunch.org To describe what's happening in Gaza as a "war" requires a suspension of belief in the concept of proportionality. The battle of Borodino was part of a "war." These defenseless attacks on civilian homes and buildings are an escalation of Israel's normal house clearing, using drones and cruise missiles instead of bulldozers.

Jill Richardson (2021-05-21). The Bigger Picture in Israel/Palestine. counterpunch.org Most of the news stories I see about Israel and Palestine focus on recent events. For example, in the latest violence, 213 Palestinians in Gaza are dead (including 61 children) plus another 16 in the West Bank — compared to about 10 Israelis (including two children). President Biden has "expressed support for a cease-fire" but

Daniel Warner (2021-05-21). Israel-Palestine and the Limits of Strategic Ambiguity. counterpunch.org The United States has blocked a United Nations Security Council statement on the continuing violence. According to The Times of Israel, "the draft statement urged Israel to prevent the looming evictions of Palestinian families in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, and called for 'restraint' and respect for 'the historic status quo at the

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-21). Canadian Activists Pour 'River of Blood' on Israeli Consulate Steps to Symbolize Devastation Across Palestine. commondreams.org "The death and destruction inflicted by Israel in Gaza, as well as the heightened violence by Israel across Palestine, cannot be washed away," said Jewish Canadian activists who poured red paint on the steps of Toronto's Israeli consulate to symbolize the bloodshed in Palestine. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/toronto_israel_protest.png

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-21). 'Solidarity With Emily Wilder': Outrage After AP Fires Staffer Targeted by Anti-Palestinian Rights Group. commondreams.org "Today in nonsensical media news, Chris Cuomo faces no discipline and Emily Wilder has no job," said one critic after an AP journalist was fired for criticizing media coverage of Israel and Palestine. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/ap-office1300x681.jpg

Dan Cohen (2021-05-21). "The Palestinian Sharpeville" — Dr Haidar Eid on the Global Implications of the Gaza Massacre. mintpressnews.com Dr. Haidar Eid, a professor of cultural studies at Gaza's al-Aqsa University on Israel's targeting of middle and upper-class segments of Gaza, comparisons to the fall of South African apartheid, and how the attack on Gaza will fuel the rise of BDS.

Global Research News (2021-05-21). Selected Articles: Israel: Is this the Beginning of the End of Apartheid? globalresearch.ca By Israel's PM Netanyahu is a war criminal and should be held accountable for war crimes throughout his PM-ship of Israel, according to the …

Jim Kavanagh (2021-05-21). Apartheid Does Not Have the Right to Defend Itself, or to Exist. counterpunch.org With its latest attack on Gaza—on the families it drove from their homes in what is now Israeli territory—Israel is surpassing itself in viciousness. As of today, Israel has killed 212 Gazans, including at least 61 children and 36 women. It is "obliterate[ing] multiple generations of families" in the middle of the night—at least 21

Ola Mousa (2021-05-21). How a Gaza mother went through 11 days of hell. electronicintifada.net Israel's air strikes made the ground shake.

Rainer Shea (2021-05-21). Assimilate or Die: the Horrific Settler-Colonial Annexation Strategy Israel Shares with the US. orinocotribune.com In his 1961 work The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon observed that "Two centuries ago, a former European colony decided to catch up with Europe. It succeeded so well that the United States of America became a monster, in which the taints, the sickness and the inhumanity of Europe have grown to appalling dimensions." | With the ongoing expansion of the manufactured country of "Israel" into Palestinian lands, the European colonists are replicating this model of exporting their evils. This is what Israel's current invasion of Gaza is about: destroying a population like how the Europeans destroyed the Natives, wh…

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-21). Ignore Starmer's moral posturing. He's the one we should blame for stoking antisemitism. zcomm.org No one should be surprised that Britain's rightwing prime minister, Boris Johnson, has had barely anything to say about Israel's pummelling of Gaza…

Brian Terrell (2021-05-21). "Roof Knocking" in Gaza and the Myth of the Benevolent Drone. zcomm.org The illusion that war can be made safer and the control of repressed people made kinder through the use of drones only makes war and repression more likely…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-21). Iran's Revolutionary Guard Unveiled New 'Gaza' Drone, '9-Day' Air-Defense System & 'Quds' Radar (Photos, Video). southfront.org 9-Day air-defense system, screen grab from youtu.be/BhYJxRrhzjM | On May 21, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) unveiled a new combat drone, air-defense system and a radar. | The weapon systems were presented during a ceremony that was attended by IRGC Commander-in-Chief Major General Hossein Salami and the commander of the guards' Aerospace Force Major General Amir Ali Hajizadeh. | Gaza Combat Drone | The new drone, named in honor of the Israeli-besieged Palestinian enclave, is a large combat and reconn…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-21). Bernie Sanders Introduces Resolution Blocking Weapon Sales To Israel, Is He A Nazi? southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 20th, US Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a resolution blocking a $735m US weapons sale to Israel."At a moment when U.S.-made bombs are devastating Gaza, and killing women and children, we cannot simply let another huge arms sale go through without even a Congressional debate," Sanders said. "I believe that the United States must help lead the way to a peaceful and prosperous future for both Israelis and Palestinians. We need to take a hard look at whether the sa…

Editorial Team (2021-05-21). Historic Palestinian General Strike hits forces of occupation. challenge-magazine.org On Tuesday (18 May 2021) Palestinians across Gaza, the West Bank, occupied territories ad within Israel itself, participated in a General Strike, protesting the ongoing occupation and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by Israeli Occupation Forces, on behalf of the Israeli state. This General Strike, which was organised on extremely short notice, with initial calls to action circulating on social media on the 16th and 17th further highlighted Israel's reliance on the exploitation of Palestinian workers.

commondreams (2021-05-21). Human Rights and Press Freedom Groups Call on Rep Gregory Meeks (D-WA) to Stop Weapons Sale to Israeli Government Following Attacks on Associated Press and Al Jazeera Offices in Gaza. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Norman Solomon (2021-05-21). Why Israel Blows Up Media Offices and Targets Journalists. counterpunch.org Israel's missile attack on media offices in Gaza City last weekend was successful. A gratifying response came quickly from the head of The Associated Press, which had a bureau in the building for 15 years: "The world will know less about what is happening in Gaza because of what happened today." For people who care about truth,

WSWS (2021-05-21). Russia, China, Iran criticize Israeli onslaught against Gaza. wsws.org A class gulf separates the outrage felt by millions of workers worldwide at the Israeli slaughter on Gaza from the mealy-mouthed statements of the Eurasian capitalist regimes.

commondreams (2021-05-21). United States Must Halt Arms Sale to Israel and Commit to Ending Violations in Gaza. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-21). What Is the Biden Administration's Policy Towards Israel? commondreams.org "Beyond helping to end the devastation underway in Gaza, Biden could, in a minute, transform U.S. policy towards Israel and the Palestinians to one that actually reflects the human rights he claims are central to his foreign policy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/joe_biden_8_2.jpg

Sara Roy (2021-05-21). A Letter to Biden on Gaza. counterpunch.org I am writing to you about Gaza, a place that I have studied and written about for the last 35 years, a place that I consider another home, filled with the kindest and most generous people you will ever meet—have you ever been there? But I am writing not only as a scholar of the region but as a Jew and one whose parents survived Auschwitz.

Staff (2021-05-21). Jailed at 14, Shot Dead at 17: The Story of Obaida Jawabra's Childhood Under Israeli Occupation. democracynow.org Israeli forces shot and killed Obaida Jawabra, a 17-year-old boy, earlier this week in the al-Arroub refugee camp located near the occupied West Bank city of Hebron. Obaida was shot in the chest, and witnesses say Israeli soldiers blocked an ambulance from reaching the teenager. He was taken to a local hospital by private car and later pronounced dead. Obaida, who was arrested by Israeli soldiers multiple times and featured in a 2019 short film, "Obaida," about Israeli soldiers detaining Palestinian children, is at least the fourth Palestinian teenager shot dead by soldiers in the occupied West Bank this year. Th…

Gabriela Lopez et al. (2021-05-21). Institutional Responses to the Black Lives Matter Movement in Sonoma County. indybay.org This research paper investigates the institutional responses to the BLM Movement within Sonoma County. By analyzing newspaper articles and qualitative interviews, we were able to determine what kind of responses were happening within the Healthcare, Education, Business and Political sectors in Sonoma County.

Whitney Webb (2021-05-21). This Biden proposal could make the U.S. a "digital dictatorship" mronline.org A "new" proposal by the Biden administration to create a health-focused federal agency modeled after DARPA is not what it appears to be. Promoted as a way to "end cancer," this resuscitated "health DARPA" conceals a dangerous agenda. | May 21, 2021…

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-05-21). Moody's Highlights that U.S. Was Biggest Loser in Trade War with China. globalresearch.ca According to

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-21). Shuler, Levin: Pro Act would have stopped Amazon's tactics at Bessemer. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—In a stark illustration of how current U.S. labor law is tilted against workers, two experts on changing it—AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler and Rep. Andy Levin, D-Mich., a former top union organizer—say the Protect The Right To Organize (Pro) Act would have basically outlawed Amazon's high-pressure tactics that defeated the union organizing drive at …

WSWS (2021-05-21). Baltimore Amazon workers endorse International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees. wsws.org The Amazon BWI2 Independent Rank-and-File Safety Committee hereby affiliates itself with the IWA-RFC, and calls for our fellow Amazon workers to do the same.

Jewish Voice for Peace (2021-05-21). Video: Our Approach to Zionism. globalresearch.ca Jewish Voice …

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-05-21). Manufacturing Consent for War: 70 Years of CIA Coups, Assassinations, False Flag Operations and Mass Murder. covertactionmagazine.com A Review of Vijay Prashad's book, Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations, with foreword by Evo Morales (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2020). During his confirmation hearing in February, the CIA's latest director William J. Burns continued a long Agency tradition of playing up the threat from Russia and China along …

Ken Silverstein (2021-05-21). Which Side Are You On? The Answer is Clear for Today's Useful Idiots for the Right. counterpunch.org In 2016 and 2020, Bernie Sanders, a self-described Democratic Socialist, was a viable candidate for the presidency of the United States. In a country where the left was systematically persecuted and whose intelligence services systematically persecute it abroad, such a development is significant and without precedent. Recent polls show half of millennials are well disposed

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-21). Brazil: Indigenous Articulation Takes Attacks against Yanomamis to the Supreme Court. libya360.wordpress.com Martha Raquel Sonia Guajajara, one of the leaders who denounced the unpunished attacks against the indigenous population — Mídia Ninja The population suffers with the escalation of wildcat miners' violence in their lands; the attacks continue The Brazilian Indigenous People Articulation (Apib) issued a petition in the Federal Supreme Court (STF) on Wednesday, May 19, asking…

Ben Norton (2021-05-21). Chile shifts left to rewrite Pinochet-era constitution, as Goldman Sachs eyes its copper reserves. thegrayzone.com Ben Norton speaks with Chilean activist and politician Pablo Sepúlveda Allende about the historic May 15/16 elections in which left-wing and independent candidates won two-thirds of the seats for a convention to rewrite the constitution, which dates back to the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Sepúlveda Allende, a grandson of Chile's legendary socialist President Salvador Allende, also discusses Chile's enormous copper reserves, which are some of the largest in the world, and are now being targeted by US corporations, after …

WSWS (2021-05-21). The Pike River mine disaster in New Zealand: Political lessons from the fight for truth and justice for the deaths of 29 men. wsws.org This speech, delivered by Socialist Equality Group (NZ) member Tom Peters to a webinar on May 8, exposed the complicity of successive governments, trade unions and state agencies in the disaster that killed 29 men 10 years ago, and the subsequent cover-up.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-21). Workers' rights part of Poor People's Campaign 'Third Reconstruction' plan. peoplesworld.org

Staff (2021-05-21). Worker Co-ops vs COVID-19. therealnews.com We know that workers have been on the front lines of the pandemic, too often with no real say in the conditions they've had to face and the risks they've had to take. How would a more democratic economy respond to the current crisis?

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). 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 …

Robert Dodge (2021-05-21). Who has the President's Ear? counterpunch.org Each Spring our country funds its priorities for the coming year. This annual process gives us the opportunity for renewal as we address our critical needs. This year, for the second year in a row, the process is disrupted by the continuation of a global pandemic that has resulted in the loss of more than

The Associated Press (2021-05-21). Artist Publishes 100 Drawings From Peru's COVID-19 Pandemic. latinorebels.com LIMA, Peru (AP) — With a pencil and a notebook, artist Edilberto Jiménez walks the streets of Lima and cities in the Andes mountains collecting stories and images about the coronavirus health crisis that has devastated Peru.

Eds. (2021-05-21). COVID-19: Like in Dante's 'Inferno', Indians are going through nine circles of hell. mronline.org Akin to how characters in Dante's poem paid for their sins in hell, Indians are paying with their lives during a pandemic for electing a government that is utterly incompetent and bigoted. | May 21, 2021…

WSWS (2021-05-21). Montgomery educator denounces firings and COVID-19 case suppression as Alabama abandons pandemic health and relief measures. wsws.org As the school year draws to a close at Montgomery Public Schools, educators are drawing the lessons of the most challenging year of their careers.

Ashley Curtin (2021-05-21). Sanders addresses health care workforce shortage under new bill Addressing the Shortage of Doctors Act. nationofchange.org The massive shortage was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sanders said.

WSWS (2021-05-21). Lifting of restrictions by German authorities sabotages vaccine progress. wsws.org The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed an average of about 200 lives per day over the past two months in Germany.

Saheli Chowdhury (2021-05-21). US Extradition of Alex Saab is Illegal & Unfounded: Lawyers & Legal Experts (International Delegation Proposed). orinocotribune.com May 20 (Special for OrinocoTribune.com)—Venezuelan businessman and diplomatic envoy Alex Saab, held in Cape Verde and facing extradition to the US, is a victim of political persecution and his case is comparable to that of Julian Assange or Chelsea Manning. Saab, who had engaged in brokering deals that would evade the US economic blockade against Venezuela and bring fuel, food, and other needed materials to the South American country, was detained in the African island nation of Cape Verde last June. | Over the course of the past year, Saab's case has made waves on the African continent and in Venezuela, wh…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-21). US Extradition of Alex Saab is Illegal & Unfounded: Lawyers & Legal Experts. libya360.wordpress.com Saheli Chowdhury & Steve Lalla Alex Saab: "I'm the object of an unprecedented legal persecution to oust President Nicolás Maduro." Venezuelan businessman and diplomatic envoy Alex Saab, held in Cape Verde and facing extradition to the US, is a victim of political persecution and his case is comparable to that of Julian Assange or Chelsea…

WSWS (2021-05-21). Young worker's death in rural Australian hospital highlights public healthcare crisis. wsws.org The inquest into the death of 18-year-old Alex Braes in Broken Hill highlights the reality that the country's underfunded public hospitals are woefully unprepared for emergencies.

Ari Paul (2021-05-21). Israel's War Against Press Turns More Literal. zcomm.org The rest of the world will be worse off, and the Israeli government will get more of what it wants: darkness, and freedom from outside scrutiny…

Ari Paul (2021-05-21). Conservative Jewish Journalists Use False Claims of Censorship to Try to Silence Critics. commondreams.org "The fact is that while the Jewish right claims they are being silenced or vilified in the media by the left, the Jewish right and its allies have levied harsh criticism toward liberal Jews and have in some cases attempted to deplatform them." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/brett_stephens-1.jpg

_____ (2021-05-21). Mision Arbol: Ecosocialism In An Oil-Rich Nation. popularresistance.org President Chavez was ahead of his time for a head of state, but was merely reiterating what thousands of activists and thinkers had been saying for decades. "But wait!" many readers and commentators alike may say; "Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution exported oil, so any claims of environmentalism must just be talk!". Nothing could be farther from the truth, as I will show in the following article how Chavez, his successor Nicolas Maduro, and the Bolivarian process as a whole has an outstanding record in terms of combating climate change and defending the environment. | The environment is the beginning and end o…

Paul Street (2021-05-21). From What to Why on the Trump Proletarian Narrative. counterpunch.org The wrongheaded but ubiquitous notion that the Republican Amerikaner Trump base is the (um, white) "working-class" drawn to "populism" has been disproven in study after study showing that the Trumpenvolk are relatively affluent, not proletarian and poor, and driven by an ugly, mutually reinforcing mixture of racism, sexism, nativism, fundamentalism, and authoritarianism. Those who have

Michael T. Klare (2021-05-21). The Good News with Green Energy is the end of Struggles for Oil; the Bad news? Struggle for Lithium. juancole.com (Tomdispatch.com ) — Thanks to its very name — renewable energy — we can picture a time in the not-too-distant future when our need for non-renewable fuels like oil, natural gas, and coal will vanish. Indeed, the Biden administration has announced a breakthrough target of 2035 for fully eliminating U.S. reliance on those non-renewable fuels …

Staff (2021-05-21). The feds want him to spend 20 years in jail for a single phone call, but their case is falling apart. therealnews.com The case of Baltimore business owner Sean Weston provides a stark example of our criminal justice system's lack of equity. We also speak to James Gibson, a man who spent 29 years wrongfully imprisoned after being brutalized and tortured by Chicago police.

The Conversation (2021-05-21). Antarctica is headed for a climate tipping point by 2060, with catastrophic melting if carbon emissions aren't cut quickly. juancole.com By Julie Brigham-Grette and Andrea Dutton | — While U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken draws attention to climate change in the Arctic at meetings with other national officials this week in Iceland, an even greater threat looms on the other side of the planet. New research shows it is Antarctica that may force a …

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-05-21). CNE Confirms Opening Date of Electoral Registry Ahead of 21N Regional Elections in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com With the approval of one thousand registry locations for the special day, the National Electoral Council (CNE) confirmed the approval of the opening of the Electoral Registry, between June 1 and July 15 of this year. | In this way, the electoral power will consolidate the data, by updating and registering new voters, in preparation for the regional and local elections scheduled for November 21 in Venezuela. | This was reported by the president of the CNE, Pedro Calzadilla, at the end of the board of directors' meeting. They defined the new steps to follow as part of the electoral schedule drawn up by the CNE auth…

Staff (2021-05-21). Above the Law? Review of Police Killing of Andrew Brown Jr. Demanded After DA Calls It Justified. democracynow.org We speak with Reverend William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and former head of the North Carolina NAACP, who is in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to call for an expedited independent investigation into the police killing of Andrew Brown Jr., the 42-year-old Black father who was killed there last month by a bullet in the back of his head after seven deputies blocked him in his driveway while serving an arrest warrant. On Tuesday, the Pasquotank County district attorney announced a state investigation had found the officers who shot Brown were justified and will not face criminal charges. Barber…

Staff (2021-05-21). Rev. William Barber Calls for a "Third Reconstruction" to Lift 140 Million People Out of Poverty. democracynow.org Reverend William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and president of Repairers of the Breach, says the United States needs a "Third Reconstruction" aimed at lifting 140 million poor and low-income people out of poverty. Barber worked with Congressmembers Barbara Lee and Pramila Jayapal to unveil a congressional resolution for a Third Reconstruction this week, which includes measures to expand voting rights, implement immigration reform, raise the minimum wage, establish a federal jobs program and more. "There is not a scarcity of resources," says Barber. "What there is is a scarcity of social justice…

Staff (2021-05-21). Rev. Barber Calls for "Third Reconstruction" to Lift 140 Million Out of Poverty. truthout.org Reverend William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign and president of Repairers of the Breach, says the United States needs a "Third Reconstruction" aimed at lifting 140 million poor and low-income people out of poverty. Barber worked with Congressmembers Barbara Lee and Pramila Jayapal to unveil a congressional resolution for a Third Reconstruction this week, which includes measures to expand voting rights, implement immigration reform, raise the minimum wage, establish a federal job…

Staff (2021-05-21). Biden Wants to Hire 87,000 Additional IRS Agents to Go After Wealthy Tax Dodgers. truthout.org The Biden administration is proposing hiring 87,000 new workers for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), effectively doubling the agency's size, as part of a plan to beef up enforcement efforts and find billions of dollars in tax revenues that go uncollected each year. | Enforcement efforts Th…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-21). Greater Idlib: Local Gunmen Attack Turkish Border Post Following Shooting Incident (Videos). southfront.org Illustrative image | On May 21, heavy clashes broke out between Syrian gunmen and Turkish border guards near the town of Atimah in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | According to opposition sources, local gunmen attacked a Turkish border post in response to an attack in which a child was shot by Turkish service members. The victim, who sustained severe wounds, was reportedly guarding a sheep herd near the Turkish border line when he was shot for no reason. | The Turkish border post was targeted with machine…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-21). Former Syrian Army Pilot Working For Militants Assassinated In Greater Idlib (Photos). southfront.org Col. Abdul Halim al-Khalil. | On May 21, a senior commander of the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) was assassinated in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | The commander, Col. Abdul Halim al-Khalil, was killed when an explosive device ripped through his pickup truck in the town of Salqin in the northern countryside of Idlib. The explosion didn't result in any other losses. | Col. Al-Khalil, originally from the town of Baluon in the southern Idlib countryside, defected from the Syrian Arab Air…

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Anonymous007 (2021-05-21). "The Putin Pipeline Must Be Stopped": Senators Introduce Bill To Restore Nord Stream 2 Sanctions. southfront.org Fourteen Republican senators have submitted to the US Congress a bill designed to restore sanctions against companies involved in the…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-21). Kurdish Revenge: Turkish Drone Command, Infantry Bases Targeted With Drones (Videos). southfront.org Illustrative image, a DIY suicide drone that was shoot down by the Turkish military last year. | Early on May 21, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense announced that two of its military bases in the eastern region had been attacked. | In a statement, the ministry said that armed drones had targeted the Command of Unmanned Aerial Systems in the province of Batman and the Command of the armed forces' 23rd Infantry Division in the province of ≈ûƒ±rnak. According to the ministry, both attack…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-21). Saudi-Led Forces Blew Up Dozens Of Oil Tankers In Yemeni Marib (Videos, Photos). southfront.org Saudi troops at their base in Yemen's southern port city of Aden in 2015. IMAGE: Reuters | On May 20, the Houthi-appointed Governor of Ma'rib province in central Yemen, Ali Muhammad Toaiman, condemned a recent attack on a fuel market in al-Arqain area. | The market, which hosted dozens of tankers, was set ablaze a day earlier after clashes between Saudi-backed forces and local tribesmen. In a statement to the pro-Houthis Saba News Agency, Toamian claimed that it was the Saudi-backed forces which targeted the market. | "The a…

Staff (2021-05-21). Study Warns That Arctic Has Been Warming 3 Times Faster Than Rest of Earth. truthout.org Over the past five decades, the Arctic has warmed three times faster than the world as a whole, leading to rapid and widespread melting of ice and other far-reaching consequences that are important not only to local communities and ecosystems but to the fate of life on planet Earth. | The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP) issued that warning on Thursday in a new

Staff (2021-05-21). Homeland Security Tells ICE to Cut Ties With Jail That Sicced Dogs on Migrants. truthout.org In a move hailed as "a major win" by migrant rights advocates, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Thursday announced it is moving to end migrant detention at two county jails under federal investigation for alleged abuses including forced sterilizations and unleashing dogs on detainees. | DHS said in a

Staff (2021-05-21). Dark Money Groups Are Pouring Untold Millions Into 2021 Redistricting Efforts. truthout.org How congressional districts are drawn can change political outcomes for a decade. But the redistricting process is opaque and open to the influence of a complicated network of " Redistricting is the process of redrawing the maps that decide the makeup of congressional and state districts. In

Samuel March (2021-05-21). Court of Appeal holds modern slavery conclusive grounds decisions are NOT admissible as expert evidence. ukhumanrightsblog.com R v Brecani [2021] EWCA Crim 731 — judgment here On 19 May 2021 the Court of Appeal was asked to determine whether a Conclusive Grounds Decision made by the Single Competent Authority ("SCA") that a person is a victim of modern slavery is admissible evidence in a criminal trial. Respectfully disagreeing with the decision …

Eds. (2021-05-21). Viral video of posh High School sparks heated debate on privilege. mronline.org After an alumnus of an elite Beijing high school made a video showing off its pristine facilities and supposedly laid-back pace, many online demanded that she and her ilk stop rubbing their privilege in others' faces. | May 21, 2021…

Rosalind English (2021-05-21). Retention of data on alleged rapist lawful despite acquittal in criminal proceedings. ukhumanrightsblog.com YZ, R (on the application of) v Chief Constable of South Wales Police (Rev 1) [2021] EWHC 1060 (30 April 2021) The claimant YZ had been acquitted on three counts raping his former wife but details concerning these matters remain on the Police National Computer (PNC). These proceedings concerned whether such retention was lawful. The …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-21). Coronavirus Travels and Cruising with Viking. dissidentvoice.org It starts off as an exercise of anticipation. First comes the softening drinks and teasing morsels which find their mark. The audience at this promotions gig is well heeled, of an age where they have money to burn, but nowhere to burn it. They have not travelled on a luxurious prison of bliss for eighteen …

Stephen Lendman (2021-05-21). Terrorizing and Massacring Civilians Israel's Specialty. globalresearch.ca Israeli terror-bombing and …

Stephen Lendman (2021-05-21). Terrorizing and Massacring Civilians: Israel's Specialty. globalresearch.ca Israeli terror-bombing and …

priscilla (2021-05-21). Farmworkers Modernization Act: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. dsausa.org Join the Immigrants' Rights Working Group of DSA for a discussion about current immigration legislation in Congress.

WSWS (2021-05-21). Two immigrants rescued from deportation in Glasgow by community intervention, as government escalates "hostile environment" wsws.org News soon spread through the Kenmure Road area and beyond of the attempt to remove Sehdev and Singh and hundreds of local people flooded onto the street to block the immigration van's exit.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-21). Spain cracks down on migrants after mass border crossing. peoplesdispatch.org The migrants were intercepted by Spanish security personnel patrolling the borders and at least 5,600 were sent back to Morocco by May 19. Meanwhile, hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children remain stranded in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta…

Mark Fiore (2021-05-21). How to Start a War in Five E-Z Steps. progressive.org Here's hoping stopping this war is easier than starting it.

Staff (2021-05-21). How to Save Lives in Jail During the Opioid Crisis. aclu.org Three million Americans currently suffer from Opioid Use Disorder, or an addiction to opioids. Today, adults between the ages of 25 and 44 are more than twice as likely to die from opioid overdose than from COVID-19. When we zoom in on the prison population, the numbers are even more jarring: 85 percent of people in prison or jail have some kind of substance use disorder, compared with 9 percent of the general population. Yet people who are incarcerated are less likely to get access to the care they need to treat their addiction. | Most prisons and jails don't let people take prescription medications like meth…

Mordechai Sones (2021-05-21). America's Frontline Doctors Files Motion for Temporary Restraining Order Against Use of COVID Vaccine in Children. globalresearch.ca America's Frontline Doctors …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). 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 (2021-05-21). 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 …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-21). COVID-19 global vaccination programme: the challenges ahead. imperial.ac.uk Vaccine experts from around the world spoke about the challenges of the COVID-19 global rollout at a special webinar event.

WSWS (2021-05-21). US states begin eliminating unemployment aid even as nearly half a million jobless claims were filed last week. wsws.org Over 20 states have vowed to end the meager $300-a-week federal jobless benefit while millions remain out of work and an average of 600 people succumb each day to COVID-19.

Keith Paul Medelis (2021-05-21). The Fight to Never Forget About Those Who Died From COVID-19. latinorebels.com Family members of loved ones who died of COVID-19 now demand that Congress and the media be held accountable for their losses.

WSWS (2021-05-21). Third oil worker dies from COVID-19 outbreak at Canadian Natural Resources' Alberta worksite. wsws.org The latest death was a man in his 60s, who had two children and seven grandchildren. He had been employed at the CNRL site as a pipefitter from late March.

Nitheesh Narayanan (2021-05-21). COVID-19 Has Unleashed Death and Dehumanization in India's Capital. counterpunch.org India's second COVID-19 wave has caused large-scale death and devastation leading to bodies piling up in overwhelmed hospitals and crematoriums, which have reached their breaking point. In front of the mortuary of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, one of the biggest government hospitals in New Delhi, India, on May 5, the day starts with five bodies

Eve Ottenberg (2021-05-21). They're Crazy Down in Florida. counterpunch.org Some states were more reluctant than others to recognize the reality of covid. Florida has been in the vanguard of this indisposed cohort, which includes South Dakota, Texas and other red states. Florida governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a law prohibiting vaccine passports, invoking, as he did so, the good common sense of Floridians —

David Swanson (2021-05-21). Can You Hold These 12 Guns? Don't Shoot Any Palestinians. Wink. Wink. counterpunch.org Scene 1: A Padded Cell Congress: B. B. Bee. Bee. Bibi, Bibi, Bibi, are you there? Yes, just hold this rocket launcher, and this one, and this one, and, I'm just going to hang these grenades from each of your fingers, and, no don't bend over, here, I'll just put this strap over your shoulders,

Fight Back (2021-05-21). FRSO fund drive nets $65,000, let's make the push to $100,000. fightbacknews.org We are proud of the progress that our Spring Fundraising campaign has made so far. $65,000 in hand, with many thousands in pledges. We are in striking distance of goal of $100,000. We are poised to make a great leap forward. | FRSO has been growing rapidly, and as a result we need to grow our capacity as a national organization. This fundraising drive makes it possible for us to open a national office and hire staff that can work full time to develop the revolutionary movement. | The decline of U.S. imperialism is accelerating. In the heart of the beast, we have seen a great rebellion against racist inequality an…

Rick Sterling (2021-05-21). Targeting Nicaragua: How Billionaire Foundations Fund NGOs to Advance US Foreign Policy Goals. globalresearch.ca US foreign policy …

_____ (2021-05-21). New Report: Climate Harms to Health Are Widespread & Costly. popularresistance.org A new report NRDC published with partner groups today spotlights the enormous, often overlooked, and inequitable health and economic costs of climate change and air pollution from burning fossil fuels on the United States. This report, produced by the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action, and NRDC focuses on the frequently ignored but profound public health problems and costs linked to the climate crisis.

Sharon Kelly (2021-05-21). Who's Making — and Funding — the World's Plastic Trash? globalresearch.ca ExxonMobil is the …

_____ (2021-05-21). Thousands in US participate in nationwide McDonald's strike, reject 'PR stunt' wage hike plan. popularresistance.org Thousands of workers of McDonald's chain in 15 cities across the United States went on strike for wage hikes. On Wednesday, May 19, workers organized in the "Fight for 15" campaign participated in the one-day strike action across the country demanding that the minimum wages for workers at the McDonald's chains be hiked to USD 15 per hour and the right to unionize.

MISH (2021-05-21). Congress Howls as Biden Kills Trump's Sanctions on Russia Gas Pipeline. globalresearch.ca Biden Ends Trump's …

Adam Vaughan (2021-05-21). World's Largest Iceberg Has Just Broken Off an Antarctic Ice Shelf. globalresearch.ca An iceberg bigger …

William M Arkin (2021-05-21). Inside the Military's Secret Undercover Army. globalresearch.ca Below are excerpts of …

_____ (2021-05-21). Klamath Tribes Rally Amid Water Crisis. popularresistance.org A group of protesters gathered at Sugarman's Corner in downtown Klamath Falls last Saturday, preparing to welcome a 25-car caravan of mostly Klamath Tribal members calling for solutions to the Klamath Basin's water crisis.

Johanna Kichton (2021-05-21). People's Action Rebukes President Biden's Walkback on Infrastructure. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 240.206.1145 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today released the following statement by Climate Justice Campaign Director Kaniela Ing in response to President Biden's surrender to Senate Republicans on his infrastructure bill: "President Biden's bill was already three times too small before this attempt to placate Republicans and their billionaire backers. Republicans don't want …

WSWS (2021-05-21). Vinidex pipe workers walk out over poor pay and conditions in Brisbane, Australia. wsws.org The workers have "had enough" after being paid for years an effective flat rate of only about $20 an hour, despite doing highly technical and dangerous work involving plastics and chemicals.

Michael T. Klare (2021-05-21). Lithium, Cobalt, and Rare Earths. globalresearch.ca Thanks to its …

_____ (2021-05-21). A Day Of Action: Educators Pledge To Teach The Truth, June 12. popularresistance.org Lawmakers in at least 15 states are attempting to pass legislation that would require teachers to lie to students about the role of racism, sexism, heterosexism, and oppression throughout U.S. history.

Kingston Reif (2021-05-21). 500,000,000,000 Reasons to Scrutinize the US Plan for Nuclear Weapons. globalresearch.ca The public

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-05-21). More Good News on Ivermectin. globalresearch.ca Ivermectin is an …

Dan Korobkin (2021-05-21). Grand Rapids' Fingerprinting Policy is a Constitutional Nightmare. Michigan's Top Court can End It. aclu.org For more than 30 years, Grand Rapids, Michigan police have engaged in the egregious, unconstitutional practice of detaining people on the street and then fingerprinting and photographing anyone who isn't carrying an ID, all without a warrant. In the process, they have disproportionately targeted Black people, young people, and lower-income people. The

Staff (2021-05-21). Venezuela's Attorney General 'Works Blindfolded' Due to Silence from International Criminal Court. orinocotribune.com The Attorney General of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, regretted the absence of communication from the International Criminal Court (ICC) in response to reports sent by the Public Prosecutor's Office, in which the office detailed progress made in legislative matters, and institutional adjustments that Venezuela has implemented following ICC recommendations. | "We emphasize once again that the Venezuelan state works completely blindfolded in its submission of information to the ICC Prosecutor's Office, since it has not received official notification from this body regarding the facts that are under investigation,"

_____ (2021-05-21). Unions Take Up The Fight For Racial Justice. popularresistance.org Labor organizations are taking up the fight for racial justice in many ways. They're developing in-depth member education on racial capitalism. They're using bargaining to address structural racism and developing new leadership.

_____ (2021-05-21). Nationwide McDonald's Strike Rejects 'PR Stunt' Wage Hike Plan. popularresistance.org Thousands of workers of McDonald's chain in 15 cities across the United States went on strike for wage hikes. On Wednesday, May 19, workers organized in the "Fight for 15" campaign participated in the one-day strike action across the country demanding that the minimum wages for workers at the McDonald's chains be hiked to USD 15 per hour and the right to unionize.

Editor2 (2021-05-21). West Africa: ECOWAS Court Orders Cape Verde to Release Venezuelan Diplomat Saab. orinocotribune.com Abuja — Eight days after the African Bar Association's (AfBA) warning to Cape Verde Island over the detention of a Venezuelan diplomat, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) court has ruled that the arrest and detention was illegal. | On Monday, the ECOWAS court in Abuja said diplomat Alex Saab should be released and paid $200,000 for unlawful detention. | The AfBA on March 8 had also ordered Cape Verde Island to immediately release Mr. Saab, an accredited Venezuelan special envoy and alternate permanent representative to the African Union. | Mr. Saab was arrested by the Cape Verdean author…

_____ (2021-05-21). Chile Shifts Left To Rewrite Pinochet-era Constitution. popularresistance.org And today we are going to talk about Chile's elections. This May there were municipal elections and constituent elections, to write a new constitution, because today Chile still has a Pinochet-era constitution, which was written in the time of the military dictatorship, of Augusto Pinochet.

Robert Davis (2021-05-21). Colorado Shooting Highlights Need for Stronger Gun Laws. progressive.org The federal impasse on gun violence presents an opportunity for Colorado, and other states, to strengthen local authority to regulate firearms.

PAI (2021-05-21). Latest CDC anti-virus guidance draws some union criticism. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Carlos Arellán (2021-05-21). Lula Confirms He Will Run in Brazil's Next Presidential Election. orinocotribune.com Lula finally confirmed that he would compete in an election against Jair Bolsonaro. However, the former president clarified that he would do so under certain conditions: "If I am in the best position to win the presidential elections, and I am in good health, yes, I do not doubt it," he told a French magazine that interviewed him. | According to recent polls, the leader of the Brazilian Workers' Party would defeat the current president in the first and second rounds. | According to Datafolha, in a first vote, Lula would get 44% of the vote, compared to only 23% for Bolsonaro. In the second round, the former presi…

_____ (2021-05-21). New Report: Climate Harms To Health Are Widespread And Costly. popularresistance.org A new report NRDC published with partner groups today spotlights the enormous, often overlooked, and inequitable health and economic costs of climate change and air pollution from burning fossil fuels on the United States. This report, produced by the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action, and NRDC focuses on the frequently ignored but profound public health problems and costs linked to the climate crisis.

Rima Najjar (2021-05-21). For Palestinians: No Choice but to Speak Truth to Power. globalresearch.ca Pain mixed with …

Michael T. Klare (2021-05-21). Resource Wars in a Renewable Future? Lithium, Cobalt, and Rare Earths. globalresearch.ca Thanks to its …

Emir Sader (2021-05-21). Lula consolida sus chances de ganar en primera vuelta. globalizacion.ca Desde que recuperó' sus derechos políticos, Lula da Silva pasó a liderar las encuestas para las elecciones presidenciales del 2022. Pero el sondeo de DataFolha, del periódico Folha de Sà£o Paulo, fue el primero hecho de forma presencial y no…

Dave Zirin (2021-05-21). Remembering Lee Evans, Athlete-Activist Legend. thenation.com Remembering Lee Evans, Athlete-Activist Legend…

Ross Barkan (2021-05-21). Will New York Join the List of Cities With Progressive DAs? thenation.com Will New York Join the List of Cities With Progressive DAs?

Salih Booker, William D. Hartung (2021-05-21). Israel's Military, Made in the USA. thenation.com Israel's Military, Made in the USA…

Elie Mystal (2021-05-21). Brett Kavanaugh Remains As Incorrigible as Ever. thenation.com Brett Kavanaugh Remains As Incorrigible as Ever…

Victor Pickard, David Elliot Berman (2021-05-21). Biden's Broadband Plan Is a Good Start—but America Needs Guaranteed Broadband for All. thenation.com Biden's Broadband Plan Is a Good Start—but America Needs Guaranteed Broadband for All…

Chris Walker (2021-05-21). Right-Wing Media Hounds AOC Over Her Choice to Keep Wearing Mask. zcomm.org "If you want to keep wearing your mask then do it"

Zoe Schiffer (2021-05-21). Google employees call for company to support Palestinians. zcomm.org 'Anti-Zionism is not antisemitism'

Nimer Sultany (2021-05-21). Peaceful Coexistence in Israel Hasn't Been Shattered — It's Always Been a Myth. zcomm.org As a Palestinian from within Israel I have long been a second-class citizen, denied basic rights…

Prof. Eerke Boiten (2021-05-21). NHS Vaccine Passports Are Here — But Will They be Used Beyond International Travel? globalresearch.ca England's

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). 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 (2021-05-21). 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 (2021-05-21). Infographic: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET). newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.?More health tip infographics: ?mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Addressing equity in clinical trials. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Like many organizations, Mayo Clinic is working to address disparities and equity in health care. This work is important not only in the clinic setting, but also in addressing equity issues in medical research and clinical trials. Clinical trials are research studies used to determine whether an intervention, such as a drug, device or other …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-21). 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 (2021-05-21). 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 …

John Nichols (2021-05-21). Amid All the GOP's Profiles in Political Cowardice, None Is So Stark as That of Mike Gallagher. thenation.com Amid All the GOP's Profiles in Political Cowardice, None Is So Stark as That of Mike Gallagher…

John Nichols (2021-05-21). Amid All the GOP's Profiles in Political Cowardice, None Is More Stark Than That of Mike Gallagher. thenation.com Amid All the GOP's Profiles in Political Cowardice, None Is More Stark Than That of Mike Gallagher…

Global Research News (2021-05-21). This Week's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-21). Imperial connects with Kensington residents on electric vehicles. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's Dr Billy Wu, Senior Lecturer at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, took part in a virtual event on electric cars this week.

Editorial La Jornada (2021-05-21). Estados Unidos debe cesar la injerencia. globalizacion.ca El presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador sostuvo ayer que el gobierno de Estados Unidos ya se está tardando en dar respuesta a la nota diplomática enviada el 6 de mayo pasado, en la cual solicita aclarar el financiamiento a Mexicanos…

àÅngel Guerra Cabrera (2021-05-21). Palestina: Rebelión sin precedente. globalizacion.ca Fueron las agresiones e intentos por paramilitares extremistas de quitar sus casas a palestinos en el barrio de Sheik Jarrah, en Jerusalén, y la ocupación por Israel de la mezquita de Al Aqsa, en pleno mes sagrado del ramadán, la…

UUSF Forum (2021-05-21). Sunday 5/30: A Perspective from David Hartsough Peace and Civil Rights Activist, and Author. indybay.org Join Our Zoom Forum with David Hartsough | zoom.us/j/2200241232?pwd=aCt1dWI0OGxUdUxjeUJ5K0xSY09uUT09 | Meeting ID: 220 024 1232 | Passcode: 328697…

Eric Posner (2021-05-21). Disempowering the US cartels. indybay.org Technology corporations mostly form oligopolies, if not monopolies. | U.S. President Joe Biden is signaling that his administration wants to crack down on monopolies… Klobuchar's bill aims to boost antitrust action in many ways: it seeks to increase funding for the FTC and the Justice Department's Antitrust Division.

UUSF Humanists, Non-Theists (2021-05-21). Sunday 5/23: Tom Gallagher, A Social Democrats Take on the Biden Administration. indybay.org Join us on Zoom — | us02web.zoom.us/j/87281301611?pwd=NWF6NGd3bUhpSE14NWJLcmpra1ZSUT09 | Meeting ID: 872 8130 1611 | Passcode: 391496 | Dial by your location | +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)…

Zachary Brikovich (2021-05-21). Colorism Within the Beauty Industry. indybay.org OP-Ed that takes a look at colorism in the beauty industry and the projected trends of the skin whitening market in the future.

Greg Sarris (2021-05-21). Thursday 5/20: Word for Wordcast's Broadcast of Radio Drama "Citizen" (May 20-June 3). indybay.org Tune into KALW, 91.7 FM, at 1 pm. 3 episodes: 5/20, 5/27 and 6/3.

Philip Farruggio (2021-05-21). …'Wrapped in a flag…'. nationofchange.org That is always how fascism operates. You find scapegoats to pin the blame on and off you go… right to the poorhouse.

Seth Sandronsky (2021-05-21). NBA Kings Financial Flop to Hit Sacramento's City Services? counterpunch.org Investing public dollars in private ventures is not risk-free. Consider the case of the NBA Sacramento Kings. The city of Sacramento borrowed $273 million to build the Golden 1 Center, where the Kings play. That deal required the city to take out a loan six years ago. Revenues from city parking service the borrowing, principal

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-21). Conservatives dominate Croatian local polls, green-left coalition takes lead in capital Zagreb. peoplesdispatch.org In Croatian capital Zagreb, Tomislav Tomasevic, leader of Mozemo! (We can!) from the green-left coalition, secured 45.15% votes and will take on Miroslav Skoro (12.6% votes) from the right-wing Homeland Movement in the second round…

Derek Royden (2021-05-21). A progressive revival: Cleveland, Preston and municipal social democracy. nationofchange.org One of the progressive left's goals has to be to empower citizens and this is most easily done at the local level.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-21). Israeli Occupation Forces Attack Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Injuring 15 & Detaining 20. libya360.wordpress.com The Israeli occupation forces stormed the squares of Al-Aqsa Mosque, attacking the worshippers who performed Friday Prayers and celebrated the victory of the Palestinian resistance. The Israeli rubber bullets injured 15 Palestinians, according to media reports which added that Zionist occupation forces detained 20 others after they left the Holy Shrine. ÿߟџÑÿ≠ÿ∏ÿßÿ™ ÿߟÑÿ£ŸàŸÑŸâ ŸÑÿßÿ≥ÿ™ŸáÿØÿß&…

Esther Schrader (2021-05-21). BLM Backlash: The nation's racial reckoning meets bitter resistance at a high school in Florida named for a Confederate leader. splcenter.org &nbsp…

WSWS (2021-05-21). IG Metall cements wage differentials between east and west German workers. wsws.org Last week, IG Metall ended its contract negotiations in the east German metal and electrical industry, thereby cementing the long standing wage differential between workers in east and west Germany.

Mark Ashwill (2021-05-21). Of Class Rings, Bone Fragments and Fish Ponds: the Interminable Search for US MIAs in Vietnam. counterpunch.org The search for POWs and MIAs became a hot button issue in the years and decades following the war, so much so that it had to be addressed before diplomatic relations could be normalized in 1995 under President Clinton. This was in spite of pressure from the US business community that realized it was late to the economic game in post-1986 ƒê·ªïi M·ªõi(Renovation) Vietnam. The ubiquitous POW flag, an anachronism almost from day one, was introduced in 1972. In 1979, President Jimmy Carter established the National POW/MIA Recognition Day, which falls on the third Friday…

commondreams (2021-05-21). Largest Federal Employee Union Applauds Biden Push to Remove Fossil Fuel Securities from Retirement Funds. commondreams.org ______________________________…

WSWS (2021-05-21). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org One-day national strike by French postal workers over job cuts and pay; Spanish bank workers begin strikes and protests against job cuts; UK bus drivers at two London companies set strike days; public sector strike in Kaduna state Nigeria against mass sackings…

Rob Urie (2021-05-21). China, the U.S., and the Idea of National Competition. counterpunch.org The idea of competition between nations that elected officials invoke to explain why trade agreements must be passed, certain industries must be supported, the largest military-industrial complex in world history must be sustained, and the living standards of working people can't be raised, points to the imperialist nature of capitalism. Capitalist competition— or economic competition

Geoff Beckman (2021-05-21). Larry Summers, the Man Who Won't Shut Up, No Matter How Wrong He's Been. counterpunch.org I want to thank Larry Summers for his continuing refusal to shut up about being wrong. He just got a colossal spanking from guys at J.P. Morgan. A couple of days ago, Axios ran another story fueled by Larry. Axios is a shallower knockoff of POLITICO— a publication so gossipy and unserious that it has

WSWS (2021-05-21). Nexteer workers defy UAW intimidation on eve of vote on sellout deal. wsws.org Twenty-five-hundred Nexteer workers are voting today on another concessionary deal the United Auto Workers is seeking to impose at the former GM plant in Saginaw, Michigan.

Manuel García, Jr. (2021-05-21). Petri Dish Gluttony Need Not Be. counterpunch.org "Wilderness and the Value of Doing Nothing (by Dana Johnson, at CounterPunch, 14 May 2021) sounds a lot like how inconvenience is a luxury for the rich. Most rich guy things to have, or to do, are intrinsically inconvenient; the question is how much of the burden is carried by staff and how much is carried

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-21). 'An Absolute Nightmare': Video Shows Tennessee Officers Taunted Hogtied Man Before He Died. commondreams.org Use-of-force expert Seth Stoughton, a law professor and former police officer, said that the video shows "the exact opposite of what generally accepted training has taught officers for the last 25 years." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/90.jpeg

WSWS (2021-05-21). New Zealand Labour government targets rich investors in immigration "reset" wsws.org Labour's class-based immigration policy is part of a sweeping attack on the social position of the entire working class.

commondreams (2021-05-21). FEC Complaint Against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for Illegal 'Soft Money' Solicitation for Super PAC. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-21). 'Terrible News': Tribune Shareholders Approve $633 Million Sale to Vulture Fund Alden Global. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/chicago-tribune-2013.jpg

commondreams (2021-05-21). 40 Groups to Congress: Withdrawing from Afghanistan Means Lowering the Pentagon Budget. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Editorial Team (2021-05-21). 10p bag charge introduced in England today. challenge-magazine.org Government measures raising the price of single-use carrier bag from 5p to 10p have been introduced across England today. | The 5p levy on plastic bags was introduced in England in 2015. Wales were the first to introduce the measure in Britain back in 2011, with Scotland following in 2014. | Environment Minister, Rebecca Pow said "The introduction of the 5p charge has been a phenomenal success", and evidence has shown the measure has dramatically reduced the use of single-use plastic bags in England since the measure was implemented. Pow went on to say "We know we must go further to protect our natural environ…

Cynthia Kaufman (2021-05-21). Racism, Capitalism, and the Climate Crisis. commondreams.org "As we tried to connect the dots between the murder of George Floyd and our work to end the burning of fossil fuels, the connecting thread, without our naming it explicitly, was clearly capitalism." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/system_change_1.jpg

Aaron Cynic (2021-05-21). Fight for 15 day of action targets McDonald's. nationofchange.org "We are nothing without food workers. Period. I'm so thankful that you all are doing this because it's important that we really talk about McDonald's specifically."

WSWS (2021-05-21). China successfully lands rover Zhurong on Mars. wsws.org The China National Space Administration achieved a new landmark in planetary exploration—having a successful orbiter, lander and rover as part of the agency's first mission to Mars, an immense scientific and technical achievement.

commondreams (2021-05-21). CAIR Calls on President Biden to 'Unequivocally Condemn' Israeli Police Again for Storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound, Jeopardizing Cease-Fire. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-21). 350.Org Responds to G7 Announcement to End Coal Financing. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Ben Price (2021-05-21). Remembering Christopher D. Stone, An Early Scholar for Legal Rights for Nature Concept. commondreams.org "Christopher Stone may not have envisioned, in 1972, how his bold idea would change the way we think and talk about environmentalism." #RightsofNature | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/trees_0_0.jpg

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-21). As violence continues in West Papua, calls to release political prisoners grow stronger. peoplesdispatch.org Large scale protests were held in the Papuan provinces of Indonesia at a time of heightened violence between government forces and pro-independence insurgents. On Friday, May 21, protests were held in different parts of West Papua, demanding release of political prisoners, and an end to months of violence. | West Papuan cities like Manokwari, among others, witnessed hundreds participating in demonstrations. Along with protests in the Papuan provinces, Papuan communities in Java and other regions of Indonesia, also held protests condemning the violence. | Another day in the colony. | Peaceful West Papuan student p…

Louis Proyect (2021-05-21). How America Got Hooked on Opiods. counterpunch.org When a publicist sent me a press release and screener for Nicholas Jarecki's "Crisis", I looked forward to covering a film by a director who I acclaimed as making one of the best films of 2012: "9. Arbitrage — Don't tell Oliver Stone that I said so, but this is much better than his "Wall

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-05-21). Prison is a university for activists, says Abahlali's George Bonono who was released on bail. peoplesdispatch.org George Bonono spoke to Peoples Dispatch about the conditions in prison and reminisced about the struggles of the shack-dwellers movement's eKhenana occupation.

commondreams (2021-05-21). Sunrise Movement Responds to Biden's Potential Infrastructure Counteroffer: You are Making a Huge Mistake. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Joseph Paul Wright (2021-05-21). OPINION: Arizona Is Trying to 'Both Sides' Racism Discussions in Schools. latinorebels.com According to the text of SB-1532, public and charter schools cannot teach that any race/gender is better, or worse than another.

Bonnie Rice (2021-05-21). This Endangered Species Day, Let's Reconnect with Our Natural World. commondreams.org "With our very existence at stake, biodiversity loss must be a national priority on the same level as climate change." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/wolves.jpg

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-21). Congress Urged to Divert Pentagon Dollars After Afghan Withdrawal Towards Social Uplift, Climate Emergency. commondreams.org "Reducing the Pentagon budget to reflect the savings from ending the Afghan War is just common sense," said Public Citizen president Robert Weissman. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/afghanistan-war.jpg

James Bradley (2021-05-21). The Cautionary Tale Of "Doctor America": How Dr. Tom Dooley—Once A Universally Revered Secular Saint to Millions—Found the CIA and Lost His Halo. covertactionmagazine.com How the Dulles brothers, the CIA and the U.S. Navy conspired to turn a decent man into a deceitful spreader of disinformation in support of the Vietnam War The Cold War birthed imaginary nations like East Germany and West Germany, North Korea and South Korea. By 1954 H·ªì Chí Minh had defeated Vietnam's French colonial …

Robert Hunziker (2021-05-21). Chernobyl Alert and The Doomsday Clock. counterpunch.org Like the mythical Phoenix, Chernobyl rises from the ashes. A recent… "Surge in fission reactions in an inaccessible chamber within the complex" is alarming scientists that monitor the ruins of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. (Source: Nuclear Reactions at Chernobyl are Spiking in an Inaccessible Chamber, NewScientist, May 11, 2021). It is known

George Wuerthner (2021-05-21). California's Misguided Wildfire Budget. counterpunch.org Recently California Governor Newsom came out with a proposed fire budget of over a billon dollars. Unfortunately, like so many politicians, his budget emphasizes "active forest management" which includes thinning and prescribe fire to reduce the presumed "excess fuels" on public lands. One can forgive Governor Newsom for his budget emphasis as he is likely

WSWS (2021-05-21). An Open Letter to UAW International President Rory Gamble, UAW Secretary-Treasurer Ray Curry, and UAW Local 2069 President Matt Blondino. wsws.org This open letter was written by the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee at the New River Valley Plant in Dublin, Virginia following the overwhelming defeat of a UAW contract last weekend.

Colin Todhunter (2021-05-21). Microsoft vs Indian Farmers: Agri-Stacking the System. counterpunch.org In April, the Indian government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft, allowing its local partner CropData to leverage a master database of farmers. The MoU seems to be part of the AgriStack policy initiative, which involves the roll out of 'disruptive' technologies and digital databases in the agricultural sector. Based on press reports

Newsclick (2021-05-21). Stop blaming people for failure to vaccinate. peoplesdispatch.org Journalist Aunindyo Chakravarty busts the myths regarding vaccine hesitancy in India and talks about how it is in fact poor planning that has led to the crisis in this process…

commondreams (2021-05-21). Greenpeace USA Response to the Biden Administration's Infrastructure Counteroffer. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Thomas Knapp (2021-05-21). When Israel's Regime Buys US Weapons, it Buys Them with Your Money. counterpunch.org On May 5, Hamas commander Mohammed Deif issued a warning to Israel's government: Unless Israeli police and troops stopped attacking Palestinians in Jerusalem — including not just those protesting against the regime's theft of their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood on behalf of Israeli "settlers," but also worshipers at al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam's

WSWS (2021-05-21). Former Colorado police officers charged for arrest and injury of woman with dementia. wsws.org Karen Garner was assaulted by police in Loveland, Colorado after being suspected of shoplifting items worth $13.88 from a Walmart.

Stephen F. Eisenman (2021-05-21). Five Fables (Inspired by Aesop and Antonio Gramsci). counterpunch.org The Buffalo and the Revolutionary Straddling the fence may be the best way to avoid an unwinnable conflict. Once, many years ago, I became trapped between a buffalo and an alligator. It happened in Payne's Prairie Preserve near Micanopy, Florida, while running along the eight-mile Cones Dike Trail. At about the three-mile marker, I saw

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-21). 'This Has to Stop': Palestinian Rights Advocates Condemn Anti-Semitic Incidents in US. commondreams.org "Think about who benefits from pitting the causes of Palestinian freedom and Jewish safety against each other." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/jews-and-muslims-stronger1300x681.jpg

WSWS (2021-05-21). Talks continue in Allegheny Technologies strike as USW seeks to isolate and wear down workers. wsws.org The United Steelworkers is seeking to isolate and wear down the strike by the 1,300 steelworkers at Allegheny Technologies in order to force through another round of concessions.

Hyun Lee (2021-05-21). Biden and Moon Are on a Collision Course with North Korea and China. commondreams.org "Unless they reorient their policies now," writes Hyung Lee of the anti-war group Women Cross DMZ, "the United States and South Korea may squander a crucial opportunity to end Cold War divisions and prevent a nuclear escalation in Asia." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/kamala-harris-president-moon-korea-1300×681.jpg

Michael T. Klare (2021-05-21). Lithium, Cobalt, and Rare Earths: the Post-Petroleum Resource Race. counterpunch.org Thanks to its very name — renewable energy — we can picture a time in the not-too-distant future when our need for non-renewable fuels like oil, natural gas, and coal will vanish. Indeed, the Biden administration has announced a breakthrough target of 2035 for fully eliminating U.S. reliance on those non-renewable fuels for the generation

commondreams (2021-05-21). Hundreds to Mobilize Against Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline in Minnesota in Advance of MN Court of Appeals Decision by June 20. commondreams.org ______________________________…

WSWS (2021-05-21). Volvo workers to UAW: "We won't accept another contract proposal cooked up behind our backs" wsws.org Workers at the New River Valley plant in Dublin, Virginia have formed the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee to lead the fight against the UAW-company conspiracy to impose yet another concessionary contract.

Thomas Scott Tucker (2021-05-21). How People in Trouble Created a Radical Health Care Movement. counterpunch.org This simple mission statement was announced at the beginning of each ACT UP meeting. People in trouble, many of them sick and some soon dying, had no time to lose in creating a radical health care movement. The desperation, daring, and diversity of talent in ACT UP meetings were an experience many later compared to

The Associated Press (2021-05-21). 7 Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter in Maradona Death. latinorebels.com BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Seven health professionals who tended to Diego Maradona in the days before his death have been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-21). McDonald's workers strike for wage hike. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands of McDonald's workers in 15 cities across the United States, went on strike on May 19.The one-day strike action demanded that the minimum wages for workers at the McDonald's chains be hiked to USD 15 per hour.

WSWS (2021-05-21). Australian government ban on citizens returning from India claims lives. wsws.org The Australian government knew that its Indian travel ban would result in deaths, because it was told as much by leading medical experts.

WSWS (2021-05-21). UK educators support the campaign to defend David O'Sullivan. wsws.org "Why should it be the role of key workers to risk it all? Why should speaking up for your legally protected rights end in termination? Why should we sit by and take blow after blow?"

Nicky Reid (2021-05-21). Down with Woke Imperialism! counterpunch.org I am a transwoman of no color. I am an agoraphobic welfare queen. I am a genderqueer millennial who has been diagnosed with virtually every mental illness in the DSM. I am intersectional but my existence is not a box checking exercise, though I have been diagnosed with Obsessive Box Checking Disorder. I used to

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