Daily Archives: May 1, 2022

2022-05-01: News Headlines

Paul Haeder (2022-05-01). May Day is International 'Thank a Worker' Day. dissidentvoice.org "As far as I'm concerned, those people don't exist." — Arizona Republican Governor Jack Williams, telling farm workers they'd be arrested if they were to strike and boycott during harvest seasons (May 1972). May Day harkens back to celebrations of spring, a renewal and fertility. In Rome, I witnessed one such event: the festival of …

Reel Work May Day Labor Film Festival (2022-05-01). Sunday 5/1: May Day March in Santa Cruz. indybay.org Town Clock, Pacific Avenue and Water Street, Downtown Santa Cruz…

WSWS, the 4th International (2022-05-01). Sunday 5/1: 2022 International May Day Online Rally. indybay.org This will be an online celebration. Time of the event is given in US Pacific Time.

_____ (2022-05-01). United Nations Secretary General Holds Talks On Ukraine War. popularresistance.org The topic of the discussions centered on the two-months long Russian military intervention in Ukraine which has been fueled by the imposition of unprecedented sanctions by the United States and the European Union (EU) alongside the massive transferal of weapons to the government of President Volodymyr Zelensky by key member-states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). | Two distinct positions were articulated during one-on-one talks between Putin and Guterres which were broadcast internationally. Later there was a press conference held featuring Foreign Minister Lavrov and Secretary General Guterres w…

Alan MacLeod (2022-05-01). An Intellectual No-Fly Zone: Online Censorship of Ukraine Dissent Is Becoming the New Norm. orinocotribune.com By Alan Macleod — Apr 25, 2022 | "Censorship is the last resort of desperate and unpopular regimes. It magically appears to make a crisis go away. It comforts the powerful with the narrative they want to hear, one fed back to them by courtiers in the media, government agencies, think tanks, and academia." — Chris Hedges | MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA — Google has sent a warning shot across the world, ominously informing media outlets, bloggers, and content creators that it will no longer tolerate certain opinions when it comes to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. | Earlier this month, Google AdSense sen…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-01). Fire at Russian military site near Ukraine injures one. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — One person was injured in a fire on a Russian defense ministry facility in the southern Belgorod region bordering Ukraine, media have cited Belgorod region governor as saying on Sunday.

Staff (2022-05-01). Pelosi visits Kyiv, meets with Ukraine president. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — US Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has met with Ukraine's president during a visit to the country's capital, Kyiv.

_____ (2022-05-01). May Day—Workers In India Feel Increasing Need For Unity. popularresistance.org This year May Day is being observed at a time of increasing need for wider unity by workers in the wake of adverse government policies leading to increasing burden of unemployment and inflation at the same time. Policies relating to demonetization, poorly conceived tax reform in the form of GST, privatization, excessively stringent and poorly planned lock-downs have led to massive job losses and reduced income across vast areas of economic activity, while policies which favor big business interests contribute at least partly to rise of price of several essential commodities. | At a time of adverse external factor…

_____ (2022-05-01). May Day: Worker's Struggle Celebration Is Well-Deserved. popularresistance.org Working people across the globe are gearing up celebrate International Worker's Day this May 1. Workers have been participating in monumental struggles since the previous year's May Day, making this year's celebration well-deserved. Peoples Dispatch looks back on some of the most important labor struggles of this past year: | In Colombia, the National Strike Committee (CNP), which brought together diverse groups of social movements, organizations and trade unions, presented ten bills in Congress, which included measures to alleviate the worsening socio-economic conditions, protection and security for social leade…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-01). Four cabinet ministers resign amid increasing political crisis in Ecuador. peoplesdispatch.org The right-wing government of President Guillermo has justified the resignations as a part of an "evaluation of its entire cabinet" for the best execution of the government's plans. The circumstances surrounding the resignations say otherwise…

Staff (2022-05-01). International Women's Federation Congress in Venezuela Ends with Meeting at Miraflores Palace. orinocotribune.com The 17th Congress of the International Democratic Federation of Women (FDIM), held during April 27-30 in Caracas, Venezuela, ended on Saturday, April 30. As part of the activities of the closing ceremony, FDIM presented its feminist work agenda in a meeting with the Venezuelan Minister for Women, Diva Guzmán; Vice President Delcy Rodríguez; and President Nicolás Maduro at Miraflores Palace. | Lorena Peña, the current president of FDIM, gave a presentation of the resolutions approved during the international congress. She highlighted the challenges faced by women in their struggle against patriarchy and imperia…

Ana Perdigón (2022-05-01). Oil Above All: Paraguay Joins New 'Friends of Venezuela' Club Despite Multi-Million Dollar Debt and Refusal to Recognize Maduro. orinocotribune.com The President of the Senate of Paraguay, àìscar Salomón, informed the press that next Tuesday, May 3, a delegation of Venezuelan National Assembly deputies will discuss with their Paraguayan colleagues the possibility of resuming the purchase of Venezuelan fuel by Paraguay. | The meeting will take place between a team of Paraguayan senators and four Venezuelan deputies who are currently in Paraguay, discussing the reinstatement of Venezuela in the Mercosur Parliament (Parlasur). | "Paraguay today needs cheaper fuel and Venezuela can give us that possibility to buy," said Senator Salomón. | He added that th…

Ann Garrison (2022-05-01). Notes from Wartorn Ethiopia, Part III: Crimes of the Tigrayan People's Liberation Front. orinocotribune.com By Ann Garrison — Apr 27, 2022 | The discovery of mass graves and underground prisons in Ethiopia has exposed the crimes of the Tigray Peoples' Liberation Front or TPLF, the U.S. puppets who tyrannized Ethiopia for 27 years with divide-and-conquer ethnic politics from 1991 to 2018, when a popular uprising forced them from power. The TPLF then retreated to Tigray Region and, in November 2020, started the ongoing civil war by attacking the national army's Northern Command. | US officialdom and both state and corporate media in the US have since described the Ethiopian conflict as the government's persecution o…

_____ (2022-05-01). Boris Johnson's Visit to India. journal-neo.org The visit to India on April 21-22 by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is not an ordinary event for either side. As far as India is concerned, the way its leadership has developed relations with each of the leading players in the current phase of the Great Game, one of which is the former metropole, …

Russell L. Blaylock (2022-05-01). The COVID Pandemic and the mRNA Vaccine: What Is the Truth? Dr. Russell L. Blaylock. globalresearch.ca The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most manipulated infectious disease events in history. Official lies in an unending stream led by government bureaucracies, medical associations, medical boards, the media, and UN agencies.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-01). Iran FM congratulates Togo independence anniversary. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — The Iranian foreign minister in a message on Sunday offered congratulations to the Togolese government and people on the 62nd anniversary of the country's independence.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-01). Iranian FM congratulates appointment of new Malta FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian congratulated Ian Borg's appointment as Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Malta on Sunday.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-01). Iranian FM sends congratulatory messages on Eid al-Fitr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has sent separate messages to his counterparts from Islamic countries congratulating their governments and people on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-01). Iran warns citizens against unnecessary travels to Sweden. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — The Iranian foreign ministry has warned Iranain citizens against unnecessary travels to Sweden amid the intensified attacks against Muslims and the extrajudicial behavior of the Swedish police.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-01). Tehran ready to resume talks with Kuwait over Arash field. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — The Iranian Ambassador to Kuwait pointed to recent remarks by the senior Iranian diplomats and said that Tehran is ready to resume talks with Kuwait over the joined gas field with the Arab country…

Staff (2022-05-01). Blast heard in Kabul while Taliban denies it was an attack. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — Taliban security sources said a blast that was heard in the Khairkhaneh of Kabul was controlled.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-01). Iran among top 5 countries in nanotechnology. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — Iran is among the 5 eading Countries in Nanotechnology, according to the Iranian Vice Presidency for Science and Technology said in a statement on Sunday.

Staff (2022-05-01). No place for trans-regional countries in Persian Gulf. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — Stating that trans-regional countries have no place in the region, Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri said that Iran's response to those who pose a problem for Iran's interests in the Persian Gulf will be decisive and regrettable.

Staff (2022-05-01). Saudis violate Yemeni ceasefire 124 times in a day. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — News sources reported that the Saudi coalition has violated the ceasefire in Yemen 124 times during the past day.

Staff (2022-05-01). Russia mulls withdrawal from International Space Station. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — General Director of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin confirmed that Russia is considering withdrawing from the International Space Station (ISS) after 2024.

Staff (2022-05-01). ISIL claims responsibility for Saturday blast in Kabul. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — The ISIL terrorist group claimed responsibility for yesterday's attack in Kabul, which left four people dead and wounded.

Staff (2022-05-01). Tornado leaves trail of destruction in Kansas suburb (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — A tornado that barreled through parts of Kansas destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes and buildings, injured several people and left more than 15,000 people without power, officials said Saturday.

Staff (2022-05-01). Iran army has largest artillery in West Asia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — Executive Deputy of the Army of Iran Brigadier General Kioumars Sharafi says that the army has the largest artillery in West Asia, and this is a fact that both friends and foes alike acknowledge.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-01). VIDEIO: Street Iftar in Aran va Bidgol County. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — More than 4,000 people attended the street Iftar held in Aran va Bidgol County in Isfahan province on the 27th of the holy month of Ramadan.

Staff (2022-05-01). 5 killed, 4 injured in shooting in Pakistan's Punjab. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — Five people were killed and four others injured in a shooting incident on Saturday in Pakistan's Punjab Province.

Staff (2022-05-01). Pakistan secures $8bn package from Saudi Arabia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — Pakistan has secured a "sizeable package" of around $8 billion from Saudi Arabia.

Staff (2022-05-01). Intelligence Min. issues statement on rumors about Afghans. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — The Iranian Intelligence Ministry says that common enemies of the nations of Iran and Afghanistan are making efforts desperately and constantly to create differences between the neighboring countries of the West Asian region.

Staff (2022-05-01). Iranian cheetah gives birth to three cubs. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — The Iranian cheetah named "Iran" gave birth to three cubs two years after she was released in natural habitat.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-01). UN Security Council condemns mousqe attacks in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — President of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the string of terrorist attacks in Afghanistan in Mazar-i-Sharif and Kunduz.

Staff (2022-05-01). Funeral ceremony of veteran filmmaker Nader Talebzadeh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — The funeral ceremony of Iran's veteran filmmaker Nader Talebzadeh was held on Saturday.

Staff (2022-05-01). Blast hits gas pipeline in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — Egyptian officials told local sources on late Saturday that an explosion occurred in a gas pipeline in Bir El Abd town located in the Sinai Peninsula.

Staff (2022-05-01). The Poor People's Campaign Pushes War Propaganda. davidswanson.org The madness of militarism is a collective madness. Nobody catches it from a single exposure. The repetition that makes anything else unthinkable makes the insane acceptable — and not just acceptable but righteous. The Poor People's Campaign sent around an email on Saturday with language that could have been churned out by anyone anywhere on …

Brenda Norrell (2022-05-01). TigerSwan Spy Documents at Standing Rock are Public Records. Victims Appeal Lawsuit. indybay.org The Water Protectors of Standing Rock were the focus of two court actions this week. The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled that 60,000 spy documents of TigerSwan are public records to be released. In a separate court action, Water Protectors injured by rubber bullets and projectiles fired by law enforcement filed an appeal of a class-action civil rights lawsuit. It was earlier thrown out by the court which sided with law enforcement.

Lynda Carson (2022-05-01). Non-profit affordable housing developers and property managers operating illegally. indybay.org Property Managers Operating Illegally:…

Santa Cruz Archaeological Society (2022-05-01). Thursday 5/12: Eco-Archaeology and Environmental Stewardship in the Santa Cruz Mountains. indybay.org Online Event…

Palestinian Heritage Committee (2022-05-01). Sunday 5/15: Palestinian Cultural Day. indybay.org Santa Clara County Government Center | James P. McEntee Plaza | 70 West Hedding Street | San Jose, CA 95110…

Labor Video Project (2022-05-01). Shut It Down! OEA Strikes & ILWU Shuts Docks In Fight Against Privatization. indybay.org Oakland Education Association members went on strike against the closures of 11 schools in the Black and Brown community. Schools and Labor Against Privatization SLAP initiated a rally at Oscar Grant Plaza next to Oakland City Hall. Following the rally and a march Action Committee Against Privatization organized picketing of the port to protest the privatization of the port and schools.

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-05-01). Oakland Sees Day of Action to Stop Privatization. indybay.org Oakland teachers, ILWU labor union and supporters demand stop to Howard Terminal Stadium and end to School closures…

Lynda Carson (2022-05-01). John Stewart Company Seeks Property Managers. indybay.org Jailbirds:…

Lynda Carson (2022-05-01). Property managers operating illegally face $20,000 in fines and or 6 months in jail. indybay.org Jailbirds:…

UC Santa Cruz Center for Racial Justice (2022-05-01). Friday 5/6: Recognizing Invisible Labor in the University: Ways Forward. indybay.org Register Here: ucsc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_s-BLvUG0StS7ErSqa07VdQ

WorkWeek (2022-05-01). WorkWeek 4-28-22 Protest At AFL-CIO On Gov Funding & El Golpe,US Labor, the CIA, & Coup. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the collaboration of the AFL-CIO with the CIA and National Endowment For Democracy NED in the attacks on trade unionists at the Mexico City Ford assembly plant and also against South African BTR workers who were on strike. The AFL-CIO gave millions to Zulu Chief Buthelezi who then organized thugs to attack and murder union strikers and their families.

Angela (2022-05-01). Saturday 4/30: Virtual documentary screening: "Palestine 1920: The other side of the Palestinian story" indybay.org

SJPL, SJ Clean Energy Program (2022-05-01). Thursday 5/12: San José Clean Energy Virtual Community Conversation. indybay.org Online event…

Labor Video Project (2022-05-01). Corporate Capture Of OSHA & US Gov Corruption Cover-up With OSHA Lawyer Darrel Whitman. indybay.org WorkWeek interviews Darrell Whitman, former Federal OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program lawyer and investigator about the take-over of the agency and US Labor Department by the corporations that they are supposed to regulate and do oversight over.

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