Daily Archives: May 4, 2022

2022-05-04: News Headlines

Carlos Martinez (2022-05-04). No to a new Monroe Doctrine in the Pacific. mronline.org The Anglo ruling classes have gone into a state of frenzy over a recently-signed security agreement between the People's Republic of China and the Solomon Islands.

Editor (2022-05-04). Cost of the Ukraine War felt in Africa, Global South. mronline.org While international news headlines remain largely focused on the war in Ukraine, little attention is given to the horrific consequences of the war which are felt in many regions around the world. Even when these repercussions are discussed, disproportionate coverage is allocated to European countries, like Germany and Austria, due to their heavy reliance on Russian energy sources.

_____ (2022-05-04). Solomon Islands: a New Focus for US-China Confrontation. journal-neo.org The Solomon Islands have been added to Taiwan and Ukraine, two of the most "heated" zones of the current phase of the "Great Game," since late March this year. Regarding this state, most readers are unlikely to be able to say anything more or less definitive (if they even know of its existence). This is …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-04). Ukraine crisis: Japan-Russia tensions at post-Cold War high. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kyodo NewsMay 4, 2022 Russia bans entry of Japan PM, 62 others indefinitely Tatsuo has decided that with a war on in Europe and no one able to say how long Japan could stay out, and with the China Incident, now in its third year, showing signs of becoming a world war….Jun'ichir≈ç Tanizaki, The Makioka …

WSWS (2022-05-04). PayPal shuts accounts of anti-war publications Consortium News and MintPress News. wsws.org PayPal, the online payment processing company, has shut down the accounts of publishers who have been exposing the lies of the Biden administration and NATO about the origins and nature of the war in Ukraine.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-04). In Video: Russian Malka Artillery Units Pound Ukrainian Positions In Donbass. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Russian Ministry of Defence shared a video showing the use of self-propelled artillery units Malka in Ukraine. | Russian Malka struck the positions of self-propelled installations Pion and a battery of howitzers D-30. Last night, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that Russian artillery also destroyed 476 nationalist strongholds. |

Anonymous103 (2022-05-04). Russian Cruise Missiles Destroy Rail Ways In Western Ukraine (Videos). southfront.org Destruction in the Dnepropetrovsk region | On the evening of May 3, Russian cruise missiles hit the Ukrainian Lviv, Dnepropetrovsk, Kirovograd, Vinnytsia, Odessa and Kiev regions. As a result of the strikes at least six railway stations and other strategically important objects in the central and western regions of Ukraine have been struck. | According to the head of the Ukrainian rail ways, Alexander Kamyshin, the infrastructure of six railway stations was severely damaged, the movement of 14 trains was delayed. There…

Staff (2022-05-04). EU commissioner calls for banning Russian oil. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) — Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday called on the 27-nation bloc to ban oil imports from Russia in a sixth package of sanctions targeting Moscow for its special military operation in Ukraine.

scorinoco (2022-05-04). Proxy War in Ukraine is for Western Loans. orinocotribune.com By Dmitri Kovalevich — Apr 30, 2022 | The narrative surrounding the conflict in Ukraine changes according to who is speaking, some of it lacking any substance or rationality. Also, an inevitable indebtedness will afflict Ukraine for decades to come, due the lend-lease program the US approved in April. | For two months now, hostilities have been continuing in Ukraine, which the Russian Federation calls a special operation and Ukraine calls a war, although neither side has formally declared war. | Blinken's propaganda and captured western weapons | In April, according to the statements of the Russian leadersh…

Anand Naidoo (2022-05-04). The Heat: Evacuations in Ukraine. america.cgtn.com More than a hundred civilians are evacuated from the besieged city of Mariupol, while the battles continue in Ukraine. What would it take to bring this conflict to an end?

Staff (2022-05-04). Israel's mercenaries are fighting in Ukraine, says Moscow. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) — The Russian foreign ministry spokesperson on Wednesday said that Israeli mercenaries were fighting alongside Ukraine's far-right Azov Regiment.

Alan MacLeod (2022-05-04). The NATO to TikTok Pipeline: Why is TikTok Employing so Many National Security Agents? orinocotribune.com By Alan Macleod — Apr 29, 2022 | TikTok has become an enormously influential medium that reaches over one billion people worldwide. Having control over its algorithm or content moderation means the ability to set the terms of global debate and decide what people see. And what they don't. | CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA — As the bloody conflict in Ukraine continues to escalate, so does the online propaganda war between Russia and the West. A prime example of this is the White House directly briefing influencers on popular social media app TikTok about the war and how to cover it. As the crisis spirals out of…

_____ (2022-05-04). Grinnell College Becomes First Fully Unionized Undergraduate School In U.S. popularresistance.org On April 26, student workers at Iowa's Grinnell College elected to create the first wall-to-wall undergraduate student union in the country, expanding their Union of Grinnell Student Dining Workers (UGSDW) to include all hourly student workers. | On March 4, UGSDW and Grinnell College signed "a first-of-its-kind neutrality and election agreement," which, members of the union explained in Labor Notes, "legally binds the College to respect the results of an election." On the night of the 26th — delayed from April 21, the original ballot-count date, after a toxic gas leak at the local National Labor Relations…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-04). Baloch students protest repeated enforced disappearances. peoplesdispatch.org Several student groups gave the call for protests after Bebagr Imdad, a Baloch student, was picked up in broad daylight from the premises of Punjab university (PU) in national capital Islamabad…

Editor2 (2022-05-04). People Worldwide Mark Quds Day in Solidarity with Palestinians. orinocotribune.com Millions of people have taken to the streets for Quds Day rallies around the world to show solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn Israeli atrocities against them. | In Iran, demonstrations started at 10 a.m. local time (0530 GMT) in Tehran and some 900 others cities and towns across the country. | People taking part in the rallies seek to communicate to the world the deplorable conditions inflicted by Israel upon the Palestinians and press the Israeli regime to respect their rights. | They are also using the opportunity to highlight Israel's decades-long occupation of Palestine and the regime's atrocities a…

Benjamin Norton (2022-05-04). Brazil's Lula proposes creating Latin American currency to 'be freed of US dollar' dependency. multipolarista.com Brazil's left-wing leader Lula da Silva says if he wins the 2022 presidential elections, "we are going to create a currency in Latin America," called the "Sur" (South), to combat "the dependency on the dollar"

Ann Brown (2022-05-04). Private Equity Investors Bet $100M On Kevin Hart Media Company: 3 Things To Know. moguldom.com Actor, comedian and entertainment mogul Kevin Hart has launched a new Hollywood production company called Hartbeat with the help of a $100 million investment from private equity firm Abry Partners. Abry invests in media, communication, and information ventures. With Hart's latest business move investment, Abry now holds a minority stake of 15 percent stake in …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-04). The Emerging Science Of Long Covid: Many Never Had Symptoms Or Minor Ones But Now Have Long Covid. moguldom.com Up to 30 percent of people who tested positive for the coronavirus have developed long covid, and some who had no symptoms initially are now battling with long-term effects of the virus. Officially known as post-acute sequelae of covid -19 (PASC), long covid is a condition in patients who've tested positive for the coronavirus for …

Kevin Mwanza (2022-05-04). Russian State TV Tells Country On Nukes: We Will All Die Someday. moguldom.com Russian state TV hosted a panel to discuss the possibility of World War III erupting and becoming a nuclear war in what appears to be part of an orchestrated media campaign. A government spokesperson on the panel sought to console viewers by saying nukes would be OK because "we're all going to die someday". There …

_____ (2022-05-04). How a Decision to Attack North Korea Could be Made and the Role that "Experts" Play. journal-neo.org This author has in previous articles looked at the way lurid fake news stories appear and how incidents are investigated, and this article will look at how key decisions are taken, specifically in terms of the role played by experts. It is commonly assumed that governments are omniscient, and that either the head of state or …

Matt Sedlar (2022-05-04). Most Price Increases from Inflation Have Gone to Corporate Profits. cepr.net In These Times | When the history of the 2020s is written, the current inflation panic could very well rival the "but her emails" canard surrounding Hillary Clinton in 2016: The impacts on U.S. politics have been profound, and decidedly negative from any progressive standpoint. | I have to admit that I previously understated the persistence of the price increases that started showing up last fall. As Yogi Berra is credited with saying, "Predict…

Fight Back (2022-05-04). West Michigan unions and immigrants rally for May 1, International Workers Day. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – West Michigan labor unions, politicians and socialist groups rallied and marched for International Workers Day on May 1 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. More than 70 union members and Asian-American, Chicano/Mexicano, and Black community activists and politicians gathered. The local unions also expressed solidarity for immigrant rights and justice for Patrick Lyoya, the young African man executed by Grand Rapids police officer Christopher Schurr. | "Solidarity and the need to organize and win power for workers has to be the focus of unions in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic. Work is being redefi…

Fight Back (2022-05-04). New Orleans marchers call for worker and immigrant rights on May Day. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA — Community members gathered with activist and immigrant rights organizations at the Benito Juarez monument in New Orleans on May 1, to celebrate International Workers Day. | Speakers from Union Migrante, an immigrant workers' organization, recounted their experiences of discrimination and unequal access to essential public services. They called for solidarity in the spirit of May Day to win full equality for immigrants in the city, regardless of immigration status. | The demonstrators marched to City Hall, taking the street and chanting slogans in Spanish and English, including "Oye! Es…

Sarah Haberlack (2022-05-04). Community challenges Green Line subway extension that threatens Somerville residents with displacement. liberationnews.org Working class residents around the new station are already facing displacement as their apartments are bought out by developers who hope to raise rents and attract wealthier tenants.

WSWS (2022-05-04). CNH Industrial beats first quarter earnings estimates while threatening to break US strike. wsws.org While touting the company's strong financial results Tuesday's earnings call, CNH's CEO adopted a harsh and arrogant tone towards the strike launched by workers Monday.

WSWS (2022-05-04). New Zealand experiences deadliest month of the COVID pandemic. wsws.org As COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly, overwhelming hospitals and killing more than 350 people last month, experts are calling for stronger public health measures.

WSWS (2022-05-04). Immigrant deaths and injuries surging along US-Mexico border wall. wsws.org Trump's border wall and the extension of his policies under President Biden, including Title 42, have created a "recipe for disaster" in the region.

amarynth (2022-05-04). Nasrallah to Israel: 'From here on, Iran may strike you back directly'. thesaker.is Original link: http: //middleeastobserver.net/nasrallah-to-israel-from-here-on-iran-may-strike-you-back-directly/ Description: Hezbollah's leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel in a speech on International Quds Day on 29 April 2022, that the Islamic Republic of Iran may strike back…

Staff (2022-05-04). Aerolínea World2fly tiene agencia en Santa Clara. cubadebate.cu La aerolínea World2fly ya cuenta con su agencia de pasajes desde y hacia España en el boulevard de Santa Clara, exactamente en la calle Independencia No. 57, entre Villuendas y Juan Bruno Zayas. La venta de boletos, en lo que constituye la primera oficina de la compañía aérea fuera de la capital cubana, quedó establecida a partir de este martes 3 de mayo.

Staff (2022-05-04). Iran seeks using all capacities to expand ties with Venezuela. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) — Referring to his visit to Venezuela and meeting with the President of Venezuela, Iran's Oil Minister Javad Owji emphasized the development of cooperation between Iran and Venezuela.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-04). Consumer Health: First vaccine to prevent malaria. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Malaria Day will be observed Monday, April 25, which makes this a good time to learn more about this potentially fatal disease and the first vaccine to prevent it. Malaria is caused by a single-celled parasite of the genus Plasmodium. The parasite is transmitted to humans most commonly through mosquito bites. The malaria parasites enter the bloodstream and travel to the liver. When the parasites mature, they leave the liver and infect red blood cells. Because the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-04). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: People, partnerships drive innovation in patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Department of Medicine, which is the largest department at Mayo Clinic, is helping lead the transformation of health care. Important innovations include moving to digital and virtual care to meet patients where they are, and addressing health equity, all while keeping patients front and center. "Patients are our North Star," says Dr. Vijay Shah, chair of the Department of Medicine at Mayo Clinic. "We're all about patients all day, every day. So, all of…

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-04). Sports Anchor Sage Steele Launches Legal Attack On ESPN: They Have No Right To Bench Me Over Free Speech As Private Citizen. moguldom.com Veteran ESPN sports anchor Sage Steele is suing her employer and its parent company, Walt Disney Co., for allegedly benching her in retaliation after she criticized the company's covid-19 vaccine mandate and former President Barack Obama's decision to identify as Black. It's a "very unusual" move "just in general" for a current employee to sue …

teleSUR-mcs -HIM (2022-05-04). Italia registra 153 fallecidos por Covid-19 en repunte pandémico. telesurtv.net De acuerdo con las autoridades sanitarias, el país europeo reporta 62.071 casos confirmados por la enfermedad.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-04). Consumer Health: Understanding Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a rare, degenerative, fatal brain disorder. It affects about 1 person in every 1 million per year worldwide, and about 350 cases are diagnosed per year in the U.S., according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The cause of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease appears to be abnormal versions of a type of protein called a prion. Normally these proteins are produced in the body and are harmless. But when they're misshapen,…

A Guest Author (2022-05-04). Abolish SCOTUS not Roe v. Wade! workers.org By Joanna Straugh The Supreme Court of the United States has the votes to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case legalizing abortion in the United States. This was revealed in a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito that came to press without the Court's permission. The historically unprecedented . . . |

Staff (2022-05-04). Cuba reporta 93 nuevos casos de COVID-19 y ningún fallecido. cubadebate.cu Al cierre de este martes 3 de mayo, Cuba reportó 93 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 210 altas médicas. Actualmente hay 635 casos activos, informó el Minsap en su parte diario.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-04). Mayo Clinic Minute: Improved treatments for head and neck cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org April is Sexually Transmitted Infections Awareness Month. About 70% of cancers in the oropharynx, which includes the tonsils, soft palate and base of the tongue, are linked to the HPV virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So it's important to talk to your health care team about the HPV vaccine, especially if you are 26 years old or younger. In addition to the importance of the HPV vaccine, you can lower…

teleSUR, JGN (2022-05-04). Venezuela recuerda triunfo sobre fallido intento de invasión. telesurtv.net El primer vicepresidente del Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV), Diosdado Cabello, afirmó que la revolución bolivariana "tendrá larga vida, si nos mantenemos unidos".

teleSUR, yart, JGN (2022-05-04). Dominicanos exigen justicia por joven muerto en custodia policial. telesurtv.net David de los Santos fue detenido por las fuerzas del orden tras un presunto altercado en el centro comercial Ágora Mall.

Staff (2022-05-04). Russia sanctions 63 Japanese, including PM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) — Russia's foreign ministry on Wednesday announced sanctions against 63 Japanese officials, journalists and professors for engaging in what it called "unacceptable rhetoric" against Moscow.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-05-04). Policía mexicana rescata a 310 migrantes ocultos en un camión. telesurtv.net México interceptó a más de 252.000 migrantes indocumentados en 2021 y deportó a más de 100.000 en el mismo período.

Eva Barlett (2022-05-04). Ukrainian Strike on Donetsk Market Was a Terrorist Act. orinocotribune.com By Eva Bartlett — Apr 30, 2022 | When artillery hit a busy public space in Donetsk, it brought flashbacks of attacks in Gaza and Syria. | If the Donetsk marketplace that was hit by rocket artillery on Thursday, April 28, had been in a city controlled by Kiev, the names and faces of the five civilians killed would be on all major news sites. But because it was another Ukrainian attack on civilians in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), the deaths and 23 additional civilians injured will almost certainly go unreported, as has the been the norm during the regime's eight years of the Donbass and Western media'

Staff (2022-05-04). N. Korea fires ballistic missile toward East Sea: S. Korea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) — North Korea fired a ballistic missile toward the East Sea on Wednesday, South Korea's military said.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-04). Expert Alert: Mayo Clinic expert shares tips for good outcomes after hip, knee replacement surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Total hip and knee replacement surgeries are among the most commonly performed operations in the U.S., with an estimated 1 million of these procedures performed each year. Demand for these surgeries also has been rising globally. Patients can make lifestyle changes before surgery to improve their chances of successful outcomes, according to Matthew Abdel, M.D., a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement. However, patients also should be…

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-04). Petro's kill plot claims confirm Colombia's failed security policy. colombiareports.com An alleged plot to kill the frontrunner in Colombia's election race highlighted the government's failing security policy to combat intensified paramilitary violence. Opposition Senator Gustavo Petro canceled his campaign rallies…

Helen L. McLachlan, Michelle Newton, Fiona E. McLardie-Hore, Pamela McCalman, Marika Jackomos, Gina Bundle, Sue Kildea, Catherine Chamberlain, Jennifer Browne, Jenny Ryan, Jane Freemantle, Touran Shafiei, Susan E. Jacobs, Jeremy Oats, Ngaree Blow, Karyn Ferguson, Lisa Gold, Jacqueline Watkins, Maree Dell, Kim Read, Rebecca Hyde, Robyn Matthews, Della A. Forster (2022-05-04). [Articles] Translating evidence into practice: Implementing culturally safe continuity of midwifery care for First Nations women in three maternity services in Victoria, Australia. thelancet.com Key enablers included co-design of the study and programme implementation with First Nations people, staff cultural competency training, identification of First Nations women (and babies), and regular engagement between caseload midwives and First Nations hospital and community teams. Further work should include a focus on addressing cultural and workforce barriers to implementation of culturally responsive caseload midwifery in regional areas.

_____ (2022-05-04). Democrats Have No Plan To Stop The Overturning Of Roe V. Wade. popularresistance.org The Supreme Court is on the verge of overturning Roe v. Wade. And yet, there is currently no cohesive national campaign from either the Democratic party or large reproductive rights organizations to fight back. Abortion activists and healthcare workers are becoming increasingly frustrated with this failure, often finding themselves at odds with their supposed advocates as they try to ensure access to abortion in states like Texas and Kentucky, which are already facing extreme limitations. "The Democratic Party has not had any substantial response to the recent attacks on Roe. Their statements and brief denounceme…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-04). ALBA Movements vow to strengthen work against capitalism and imperialism. peoplesdispatch.org 260 delegates from 23 countries participated in the 3rd Continental Assembly of the ALBA Movements in Buenos Aires and addressed the platforms 6 key principles of work and unity.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-04). Turkey is aiming to repatriate over one million Syrian refugees, claims Erdogan. peoplesdispatch.org Nearly four million Syrian refugees in Turkey are facing increased xenophobia with most of the opposition blaming them for the current economic problems and demanding their repatriation…

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