(2022-05-09). Oppose US and Australian threats to Solomon Islands! wsws.org With the assistance of its Australian partners, the US ruling class is intent on retaining the domination over the Pacific that it established after defeating Japan in World War II.
(2022-05-09). Chris Hedges: Jesus, Endless War, and the Rise of American Fascism. mintpressnews.com The Democratic Party is hoping to thwart an election rout by running against the expected Supreme Court decision on abortion. This is depressingly all that is left of its political capital.
(2022-05-09). Say No To Censorship: Here's How We're Rebuilding Alternative Media. mintpressnews.com With the war in Ukraine raging on and corporate media outlets pushing a pro-NATO agenda — we've entered war time and having access to alternative information is crucial to preventing escalation.
(2022-05-09). General Dynamics Calls Critics "Radical Skeptics" for "Undermining" US Foreign Policy. mintpressnews.com General Dynamics recently rejected a human rights proposal on the grounds that it would "undermine shareholder value and more notably, "embed radical skepticism toward U.S. foreign policy."
(2022-05-09). Workers in London oppose NATO proxy war in Ukraine: "The mass media prepare us for war with propaganda and lies" wsws.org Socialist Equality Party members campaigned in north London this weekend, winning support for a mass international anti-war movement rooted in the working class and based on a socialist strategy.
(2022-05-09). Germany supplies self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine for war against Russia. wsws.org The self-propelled 2000 howitzer is an extremely destructive weapon. "Nobody survives within 50 metres," writes the Sàºddeutsche Zeitung in an article with the militarist headline "The fist that Strikes."
(2022-05-09). Pope Francis Suggests That NATO's "Barking" Provoked Russia's Military Op in Ukraine. transcend.org 4 May 2022 – Pope Francis has suggested to Italian daily Corriere Della Sera that the "barking of NATO at the door of Russia" provoked the military operation in Ukraine and countries should not supply Ukraine with more arms. Russia has "an anger that I don't know whether it was provoked but was perhaps facilitated" by NATO's unrelenting expansion towards the Eurasian Giant," said the Pontiff.
(2022-05-09). Jeffrey Sachs Debunks the West's Narrative and Policy in Ukraine. transcend.org Jeffrey Sachs tears the entire US/NATO narrative apart. One wonders how much longer he will be invited to appear in Western mainstream media–he simply knows too much, has a macro perspective, speaks with passion, and even uses the 'p' word, "peace": A true menace to the empire system.
(2022-05-09). Full Spectrum Dominance: U.S. Elites' War to Rule the World. transcend.org 4 May 2022 – We can date the beginning of the war in Ukraine to October 2002, when the Project for the New American Century was published for the Pentagon and clearly and unambiguously stated U.S. foreign policy for the 21st century: "Full Spectrum Dominance." That is, to dominate militarily the nations, peoples and resources of the entire world. Not "Full Spectrum" or Global Peace, Diplomacy or Cooperation, but Domination.
(2022-05-09). West continues to ramp up sanctions on Russia, increase strain on global economy. ecns.cn The United States and its Western allies on Sunday announced new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, a move that aims to further cripple Moscow's economy but poses severe challenges for global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
(2022-05-09). Canadian PM meets Ukrainian president in Kiev. ecns.cn Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev on Sunday, announcing more military aid to Ukraine and more sanctions against Russia.
(2022-05-09). The West Approves Turkey's Operation against the Kurds but Condemns Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine. journal-neo.org On 18 April, Turkey announced the beginning of a new cross-border military special operation in Iraqi Kurdistan, Claw Lock (Penàße Kilit). Ankara initially focused all its attention on the Duhok Province of Iraq, where Special Forces of the Ministry of Defense of Turkey with the support of artillery, landed in the Metina, Zap and Avashin …
(2022-05-09). Iran embassy calls on Iranians to leave Moldova. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Issuing a statement on Monday, the Iranian embassy in Ukraine called on Iranian nationals to leave the Transnistria region of Moldova.
(2022-05-09). BBC lays out what "Learning to live with the virus in the UK" means. wsws.org Despite the reduced ratio of deaths to infections, a comparable number of people have been killed in the Omicron wave to the earlier Delta wave—over a much shorter period of time and with higher levels of vaccination.
(2022-05-09). On the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, US seeks to escalate conflict with Russia. wsws.org Ahead of Russia's celebration of the defeat of Nazi Germany in May 1945, the US and its NATO allies are systematically working to escalate their war with Russia.
(2022-05-09). Australian Labor leader Anthony Albanese pitches to big business at Chamber of Commerce. wsws.org Albanese pledged that a Labor government would revive the "reform agenda" of sweeping pro-business restructuring implemented in the 1980s and 90s.
(2022-05-09). Australia: Victorian state Labor government budget tries to conceal austerity agenda. wsws.org The budget was a political fraud, seeking to cover up the Labor Party's preparations for austerity measures.
(2022-05-09). One hundred million coronavirus cases in the US predicted for fall and winter surge. wsws.org The implications of the level of mass infection predicted by the White House are staggering. One hundred million new cases implies, using the accepted infection fatality rate of the virus of 0.5 percent, 500,000 new deaths in the United States alone.
(2022-05-09). As Sri Lankan protests grow, Ceylon Workers Congress courts India's Hindu-supremacist BJP. wsws.org BJP officials attended the CWC union's May Day meeting in Nuwara Eliya as envoys of India's Hindu-supremacist government.
(2022-05-09). Anger at Detroit Diesel as UAW attempts to rush a vote on six-year sellout agreement. wsws.org The UAW is trying to rush through a ratification vote on a tentative contract containing wage increase far below the rate of inflation, higher medical costs and maintenance of the tier system.
(2022-05-09). CNH threatens to cut off health benefits in provocation against striking workers. wsws.org If CNH proceeds with the threat, it would mark a major escalation of the company's hardball, strikebreaking tactics.
(2022-05-09). SEP Australia online meeting: "Vote 1 Socialist Equality Party" wsws.org In the party's final public meeting before the federal election, SEP candidates and party leaders will outline the socialist and revolutionary alternative to the right-wing, pro-business and militarist policies of Labor, the Liberal-Nationals and all the parliamentary parties.
(2022-05-09). "System-relevant & budgeted to death": Child care personnel demand better working conditions. wsws.org Around 26,000 kindergarten teachers across Germany took part in a one-day warning strike last Wednesday.
(2022-05-09). Democrats duck any real fight on abortion rights. wsws.org Despite rhetorical denunciations of the attacks on women's rights at weekend protests, Senate Democrats are doing nothing outside of bringing up an abortion bill they know will fail.
(2022-05-09). Oppose the draconian State of Emergency! No to presidential dictatorship! Abolish the executive presidency! wsws.org The declaration of a state of emergency is in preparation to crush the working class and the month-long struggle of working people for the president's resignation and an end to the social misery created by skyrocketing inflation and chronic shortages of essentials.
(2022-05-09). Bernie Sanders speaks at "Unity Fest" rally in Richmond, Virginia: A trap for Starbucks workers. wsws.org On April 24, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders spoke at Unity Fest, an event organized to celebrate the successful unionization vote at five Starbucks locations in Richmond, Virginia under Starbucks United, a section of the Workers United union.
(2022-05-09). California nurse dies by suicide, and nurses respond: "We went from health care heroes to sacrificial lambs" wsws.org Nurses describe dangerous short staffing, lack of access to mental health services and a culture of abuse where all aspects of care are determined according to profit.
(2022-05-09). Iowa cement truck drivers' strike for higher pay enters second week at King's Ready Mix. wsws.org On Monday, May 2, cement truck drivers employed by King's Ready Mix in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, began to strike, after unanimously rejecting a contract proposal by the company.
(2022-05-09). May Day 2022: Finance capital and the deepening crisis of global capitalism. wsws.org This is the report delivered by Nick Beams to the 2022 International May Day Online Rally held on May 1. Beams is a longstanding leader of the International Committee of the Fourth International and an expert on Marxist economics.
(2022-05-09). The Sun Never Sets: Why Is AFRICOM Expanding in Zambia? covertactionmagazine.com Because of Zambia's Copper and to Thwart the Chinese On April 25, the U.S. government announced that U.S. African Command …
(2022-05-09). What is historical materialism? fightbacknews.org Now that we have talked about the Marxist theory of knowledge and examined the meaning and function of dialectical materialism, let's look at how that is applied to studying the historical development of society. Marx called this "the materialist conception of history," or historical materialism. It is historical materialism that demonstrates the link between dialectical materialism and political economy. Here we have dialectical materialism applied to history. | Before we get into all of the details of historical materialism, let's take an introductory look at some of the key concepts. This way we can understan…
(2022-05-09). Hotel Saratoga: Los perros rescatistas y la esperanza de escucharlos ladrar. cubadebate.cu En el hotel Saratoga se demuestra una vez más la valía del binomio perro-humano. øQué haríamos sin los héroes de cuatro patas? A las 11: 30 a.m. de este domingo, los canes entraron por primera vez en el sótano. Bajaron en la retroexcavadora. Quienes los conducen no pierden la esperanza de escucharlos ladrar.
(2022-05-09). Erly Casanova elegido Jugador de la Semana (+ Video). cubadebate.cu El lanzador de los Vegueros de Pinar del Río, Erly Casanova, fue elegido como el Jugador de la Semana, información ofrecida esta tarde de lunes en la habitual conferencia de prensa en el salón Adolfo Luque del Estadio Latinoamericano.
(2022-05-09). Por qué la biotecnología no debe ser excepción. cubadebate.cu En los días cercanos al éxito de las vacunas cubanas en el control de la COVID-19, y al reconocimiento que recibimos todos los trabajadores de BioCubaFarma al ser escogidos para abrir el desfile del Primero de mayo, se discutió mucho, y en muchos escenarios, sobre el rol de la ciencia en el proyecto social socialista cubano, y en especial en la economía.
(2022-05-09). Matanzas y su universidad: Las bodas de oro (+ Fotos). cubadebate.cu En un campus de la Universidad de Matanzas (UM) hay una valla muy curiosa que refleja su historia y algo más. Representa una especie de línea del tiempo que despega el 9 de mayo de 1972 con el inicio de la educación superior en esa provincia cubana. Una vez llega al presente 2022, la línea continúa extendiéndose con optimismo hacia un futuro incierto, pero necesariamente ligado a la búsqueda del conocimiento.
(2022-05-09). Mundial Juvenil de Levantamiento de Pesas: Elizabeth Reyes entra en la historia de la halterofilia cubana. cubadebate.cu La pesista Elizabeth Reyes ganó dos históricas medallas de plata en la división de 87 kg del Campeonato Mundial Juvenil. El resultado confirma sus proyecciones rumbo a la élite y la convierte a sus 19 años en la primera cubana en subir a un podio planetario en estos torneos. En el día, Lesther Miguel Cabrera terminó sexto en los 109 kg.
(2022-05-09). Cuba reporta 77 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 67 altas. cubadebate.cu Al cierre de este domingo 8 de mayo, Cuba reportó 77 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 67 altas médicas. Actualmente hay 575 casos activos, informó el Ministerio de Salud Pública (Minsap) en su parte diario este lunes.
(2022-05-09). Putin participa en desfile militar por el aniversario 77 de la victoria soviética sobre el nazismo (+ Videos). cubadebate.cu La Federación de Rusia celebra este lunes 9 de mayo la victoria de la URSS sobre la Alemania nazi en la Gran Guerra Patria (1941-1945), un conflicto derivado de la Segunda Guerra Mundial en el que perdieron la vida más de 25 millones de soviéticos, con un gran desfile militar en la Plaza Roja moscovita.
(2022-05-09). Fidel sobre Celia: Jugó un papel decisivo en toda nuestra guerra (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Cubadebate y el sitio Fidel Soldado de las Ideas comparten testimonios de Fidel Castro sobre ella recogidos en la serie: "Celia, fuego y canto" dirigida por Haydée Tabraue Garí y con producción de Roberto Chile.
(2022-05-09). President Putin Victory Day Speech. marktaliano.net READ MORE:
(2022-05-09). "Workers urgently need to develop their consciousness because the mass media prepare us for war with propaganda and lies." wsws.org Socialist Equality Party members campaigned in north London this weekend, winning support for a mass international anti-war movement rooted in the working class and based on a socialist strategy.
(2022-05-09). How They Have Lied to You about the Russian Threat for the Last 30 Years. transcend.org 8 Apr 2022 – An indisputable authority on NATO affairs reveals the truth — without knowing he does and without the media understanding his sensational statements.
(2022-05-09). (Italiano) Tribunale dei Popoli sulle Guerre Ucraine. transcend.org àà ormai tempo d'iniziative della società civile per opporsi al disastroso confronto globale che sta ora mettendo in pericolo il mondo, anzi prospettive di sopravvivenza di specie, perseguendo obiettivi politici degli Stati Uniti camuffati con una certa dose di complicità dei media che continuano a trasmettere l'impressione che la guerra in Ucraina concerna la difesa dell'Ucraina.
(2022-05-09). (Português) Rússia/EUA/Ucrânia: O que Está em Jogo. transcend.org 3 maio 2022 – Entrevista de Jeffrey Sachs, economista e especialista em desigualdade social, que como poucos articula a economia com a ecologia. Ele criticamente esclarece as posiàßàµes dos EUA e da Rússia no contexto do conflito na Ucrânia. É importante conhecermos os dois lados para nà£o sermos dependentes só da versà£o EUA-UE.
(2022-05-09). Why Nonalignment Is an Urgent Imperative for the Global South. transcend.org 2 May 2022 – South Africa and other countries that have abstained from voting against Russia at the UNGA face intense international criticism. There is seldom any acknowledgment that nonalignment, in this case refusing to be aligned with the United States and its allies or with Russia, can be a principled position, as well as an astute tactical engagement with geopolitical realities.
(2022-05-09). (Italiano) Guerra in Ucraina: le due vie. transcend.org I segnali che arrivano dagli sviluppi della guerra in Ucraina — che si sta chiaramente rivelando sempre più come una guerra per procura tra USA/NATO e Federazione Russa — sono contrastanti e prefigurano due diverse vie di sviluppo della situazione.
(2022-05-09). Homeland Security's "Disinformation Board" Is Even More Pernicious Than It Seems. transcend.org 4 May 2022 – The power to decree what is "disinformation" now determines what can and cannot be discussed on the internet. It is now in the hands of trained disinformation agents of the U.S. Security State.
(2022-05-09). The EU Is Destroying Its Own Energy Security with the Planned Russian Oil Embargo. transcend.org 7 May 2022 – With no clear alternatives and surging energy prices, sanctions look set to hurt the bloc more than they will harm Russia.
(2022-05-09). (Português) Quando Nà£o Viu mais Sentido em Comer Animais. transcend.org "O que mais me incomodou foi a ideia de corpos que já nà£o se levantam…"
(2022-05-09). PayPal Cancels Consortium News Account—May Seize Balance. transcend.org 1 May 2022 – PayPal has canceled CN's account without any prior notice or due process and with virtually no explanation. The online payment system gave no warning or reason and indicated that only if "applicable" will the balance be returned.