2022-05-20: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-20). Ukraine Hopes New $40 Billion Aid Package Means High-End Weapons. news.antiwar.com Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is hoping that the new $40 billion Ukraine aid package passed by Congress means that The bulk of the aid package is allocated for military assistance, including $11 billion in a presidential drawdown authority that allows President Biden to send weapons from US stockpiles to Ukraine. US lawmakers that have visited Ukraine in recent weeks detailed to Defense News the…

Staff (2022-05-20). US Senate approves $40bn aid to Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — The US Senate overwhelmingly approved nearly $40 billion in new aid for Ukraine on Thursday.

Editor2 (2022-05-20). Canada: Ken Stone's Piece on Ukraine Rejected by Hamilton Spectator. orinocotribune.com The following Op-Ed was submitted to the Hamilton Spectator by Hamilton Coalition's treasurer Ken Stone. It, however, remains unpublished. | For your convenience, it is being reproduced below. Following the letter is the original editorial it was composed as a response to. | | Not Published in the Hamilton Spectator: My recent opinion piece, on the urgent need for the Trudeau government to stop fuelling the conflict in Ukraine and instead to seek a ceasefire and negotiated end to the crisis, was refused by the newspaper. Since the war began, the Spec has refused to publish anything from our Hamilton Co…

Jason Ditz (2022-05-20). Food Prices Rise, Iran Clashes With Growing Protests. news.antiwar.com Inflation is taking a toll all over the world, and one of the big nations to pay the price is Iran, where Inflation is impacting almost everything, and wheat flour seems to be the most sensitive, with the war between Russia and Ukraine, two major growers, raising concern about availability later in the year. | Across Iran, and especially central Iran, demonstrators are in the streets…

Editor2 (2022-05-20). Azov Insignia-Bearing Teen Carries Out, Streams Mass Shooting in US. orinocotribune.com The United States has been hit by another mass shooting, this one streamed on streaming platform Twitch by a white supremacist who had no motive but racism and hatred for the attack. | 18-year-old Payton Gendron has been detained without bail on first-degree murder charges following a mass shooting carried out on Saturday afternoon at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. The spree has claimed the lives of at least 10 people, the latest Buffalo Police Department tally revealed. | The heavily armed gunman had a rifle and tactical gear on his person at the time of the incident, which the Buffalo police commissioner s…

_____ (2022-05-20). What Would an Amendment of the "Anti-War" Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution Mean? journal-neo.org The NEO tracks more or less regularly any significant developments in the evolution of Japanese defense policy, construed broadly. That is, attention is drawn to the long-standing debate on (possible) changes to the existing legal framework, the remarkable trends in military buildup itself, and the highly practical nature and extent of Japan's military activities outside …

Staff (2022-05-20). Cubadebate estrena subdominio interactivo dedicado a las vacunas cubanas anticovid-19. cubadebate.cu Esta tarde científicos e investigadores del grupo BioCubaFarma se reunió en el Memorial José Martí. Allí homenajearon al Apóstol en el 127 aniversario de su desaparición física, asimismo recordaron el momento en el que el presidente de la República, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, los convocó a la búsqueda de una vacuna contra la covid-19. Como parte de la actividad, Cubadebate presentó una plataforma interactiva que recoge los datos e historia en torno a ellas.

He Jun (2022-05-20). Warning Signs in China's Economic Outlook as COVID-19 Spreads. moderndiplomacy.eu New variables both within and outside of China in 2022 have placed the country's economy under new pressure. In the first quarter, its economic growth rate was only 4.8%, which was 0.7 percentage points lower than the annual economic growth target of 5.5%, indicating that it will face challenges in stabilizing economic growth this year. …

From Embers (2022-05-20). From Embers: Escaping Tomorrows Cages. itsgoingdown.org Anarchist podcast and radio show From Embers from so-called Canada looks at the Escaping Tomorrow's Cages writing project. Escaping Tomorrow's Cages is a six-part essay being published throughout the month of May that lays out the coming wave of provincial jail expansions in Ontario and propose a strategy for how they might be opposed. We spoke…

Fight Back (2022-05-20). San José State students rally for reproductive rights. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On May 16, about 50 students gathered at the Olympic Black Power Statue, at San José State University, to rally in defense of Roe v. Wade. | Many student and community organizers, as well as concerned students and community members spoke to the importance of preserving Roe v. Wade, and why the right to abortion and reproductive health care is a human right and should be codified into law. Throughout the rally, "Fight! Fight! Fight! Abortion is a human right!" and "My body! My choice!" echoed throughout campus. | This rally was led by members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), along with S…

Jason Ditz (2022-05-20). Yemen's Houthis Confirm Considering Truce Extension. news.antiwar.com Seven years of war in Yemen have seen precious few ceasefires. The current ceasefire, which began at the start of April, was the longest and by far the most successful. A two-month deal, it is scheduled to end June 2. | Earlier this week the UN reported they'd raised a possible extension. Yemen's Houthis confirmed that Wednesday, It's a good deal for the civilians involved, as there haven't been any airstrikes, and the aid delivery is starting to pick up steam with an…

Staff (2022-05-20). 2 US military convoys come under attack in Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 20 (MNA) — Iraqi news sources on late Thursday reported that two logistics convoys belonging to the US military were targeted in the Iraqi province of Babylon.

Staff (2022-05-20). Constructive ties between countries key to regional security. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 20 (MNA) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi told Azerbaijani Deputy PM that the existence of constructive relations based on mutual interests between neighboring countries is the most effective factor in maintaining regional security.

Staff (2022-05-20). Enrique Ubieta: quisiera que mis textos contribuyan a hacer viable la Revolución, el socialismo. cubadebate.cu øCuál es la mejor forma de contar una historia? Muchos se hacen esta pregunta antes de emprender un proyecto. Para algunos es indispensable tener todos los elementos, otros acuden a su imaginación. Autores como Enrique Ubieta Gómez prefieren estar en el lugar donde se desarrollan los acontecimientos, compartir con sus protagonistas.

Staff (2022-05-20). El tiempo: Calor, algunos chubascos y tormentas eléctricas en occidente. cubadebate.cu 🌦Estará mayormente nublado en gran parte del país, con algunos chubascos y tormentas eléctricas desde el final de la mañana en la región occidental, que serán aislados en centro y oriente.

Staff (2022-05-20). Canadá podría prohibir los equipos 5G de las compañías chinas Huawei y ZTE. cubadebate.cu Canadá anunció este jueves que planea prohibir la instalación de los equipos 5G de las compañías chinas Huawei y ZTE en su territorio con el fin de proteger su seguridad nacional. "Tenemos la intención de excluir a Huawei y ZTE de nuestras redes 5G", afirmó en una conferencia el ministro de Industria canadiense, Franàßois-Philippe Champagne.

Staff (2022-05-20). President Raeisi arrives in West Azarbaijan Province. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 20 (MNA) — Iran's President Ebrahim Raeisi arrived in West Azarbaijan province on Friday morning as part of his administration's regular visits to provinces to listen to people's grievances.

Staff (2022-05-20). Alexander Urquiola: Estamos muy contentos con el pase a los Play Off. cubadebate.cu Villa Clara cedió hoy ante Artemisa y no podrá alcanzar en la tabla de posiciones al elenco de Pinar del Río, dueño ya del octavo lugar con 40 victorias y 35 derrotas en la etapa regular de la 61 Serie Nacional de Béisbol. Los Vegueros han quedado automáticamente clasificados a los play off de cuartos de final y cumplen su primera meta en la lid.

Staff (2022-05-20). Iran supports UN efforts addressing food insecurity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 20 (MNA) — As the whole world has been affected by food shortages, Iran's envoy and permanent representative to the United Nations said that Iran supports the United Nations' efforts to address food insecurity issues.

Staff (2022-05-20). Memorial José Martí acoge muestra pictórica en homenaje al Héroe Nacional. cubadebate.cu La exposición En cuerpo y alma, conformada por 15 obras del artista de la plástica Mario Fabelo, recuerda el aniversario 127 de la caída en combate del Héroe Nacional de Cuba, José Martí.

Staff (2022-05-20). Archivo CD: La República neocolonial. cubadebate.cu El panorama se tornaba más sombrío ante el ascenso arribista y el avance desaforado de la corrupción. El escepticismo, que se fue adueñando de las conciencias, se expresó en la voz de los intelectuales y en una tradición costumbrista que venía del siglo XIX. La imagen gráfica del chivo se asoció al fenómeno de la malversación de fondos públicos. La guataca simbolizó al adulador en procura de privilegios.

Staff (2022-05-20). Proteger, acompañar y recuperar lo materialmente dañado, máximas de trabajo tras el accidente en el Saratoga. cubadebate.cu Proteger, acompañar y recuperar lo materialmente dañado han sido máximas de trabajo seguidas en todos los ámbitos, desde que ocurriera el accidente del Hotel Saratoga. Prácticamente desde el minuto cero de la fatídica explosión, la máxima dirección del país ha mantenido un riguroso seguimiento a cada una de las acciones que ha sido necesario llevar a cabo.

Staff (2022-05-20). Diseñan algoritmo que detecta la "falta de felicidad" en las redes sociales. cubadebate.cu Según la teoría de la elección del psiquiatra William Glasser, existen cinco necesidades básicas que se encuentran en los cimientos de todo comportamiento humano: la supervivencia, el poder, la libertad, el sentimiento de pertenencia y la diversión.

Staff (2022-05-20). Primer ministro asiste a la asamblea general de la Organización Nacional de Bufetes Colectivos. cubadebate.cu El miembro del Buró Político del Partido Comunista de Cuba y primer ministro, Manuel Marrero Cruz, presidió este jueves la asamblea general de la Organización Nacional de Bufetes Colectivos, en la cual exhortó a elevar la cultura jurídica empresarial y de la población.

Newsroom (2022-05-20). Mali's withdrawal from G5 Sahel, Joint Force 'a setback' for the region. moderndiplomacy.eu Mali's decision on 15 May to withdraw from the G5-Sahel group and its Joint Force is "unfortunate" and "regrettable", a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday, as she urged countries in the region to redouble efforts to protect human rights, amid protracted political and security crises. Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Assistant …

Newsroom (2022-05-20). First polio outbreak in 30 years declared in Mozambique. moderndiplomacy.eu Health authorities in Mozambique declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus on Wednesday after confirming that a child in the country's north-eastern Tete province, had contracted the disease. This marks the second imported case of wild poliovirus in southern Africa this year, following an outbreak in Malawi in mid-February, said the World Health Organization's (WHO) Regional …

Dr. Arshad M. Khan (2022-05-20). Nuclear Weapons: How Safe Are We? moderndiplomacy.eu Some sixty years ago, American psychologist Abraham Maslow formulated a five tier hierarchy of needs. First, food and shelter followed by safety and so on, not that each need had to be satisfied fully to move to the next. It might explain why thousands marched in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the 1950s …

____ (2022-05-20). Biden administration pushes for NATO accession of Finland, Sweden, as Senate passes $40 billion aid package for Ukraine. wsws.org With the push for NATO's accession of Sweden and Finland and the gigantic $40 billion aid package, Washington is signaling unambiguously that the response of US imperialism to the military setback in Mariupol is a further escalation of its proxy war with Russia.

____ (2022-05-20). Timothy Snyder claims "Russia is fascist": Falsification in the service of US-NATO war propaganda. wsws.org The New York Times' op-ed column by Timothy Snyder—"We Should Say It. Russia is Fascist"—is yet another example of the Yale professor's role as an unscrupulous purveyor of historical falsification aimed at legitimizing the US-NATO war against Russia.

____ (2022-05-20). Germany's Left Party in free fall. wsws.org The war in Ukraine has finally exposed the pro-imperialist character of the Left Party. It fully supports the German government's war propaganda. Criticism of NATO will no longer be tolerated.

____ (2022-05-20). George W. Bush inadvertently tells the truth about the Iraq War. wsws.org A verbal "slip" by George W. Bush, in a comment about the war in Ukraine, has drawn attention to the far greater crimes of American imperialism in the wars begun by Bush and his father.

____ (2022-05-20). The pseudo-left Victorian Socialists in the Australian elections: Parochialism and parliamentary cretinism. wsws.org The Victorian Socialists' campaign has nothing to do with a fight against capitalism and its political defenders. Instead, the Victorian Socialists are seeking to consolidate a position on the "left" flank of that very political establishment.

____ (2022-05-20). Vote 1 for Socialist Equality Party candidates in the Australian election! wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party is standing Senate teams in three states in order to present a genuine socialist alternative to the broadest possible audience, and prepare for the convulsive working-class struggles ahead.

____ (2022-05-20). More than 1,000 COVID-19 deaths in New Zealand. wsws.org New Zealand has gone from having no COVID deaths for most of the pandemic, to now having one of the highest weekly death rates in the world, as a result of the Labour Party government abandoning its elimination policy.

____ (2022-05-20). Covid rips through US schools during sixth surge. wsws.org The mass infection policies enforced by the federal government have left teachers, staff and students entirely unprotected in schools as cases surge.

____ (2022-05-20). January 6 Select Committee requests to interview Republican lawmaker who provided "tour" of Capitol grounds day before coup. wsws.org In a letter, the committee wrote that they believed Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk had "information regarding a tour" he led through parts of the Capitol the day before the coup.

____ (2022-05-20). Biden sends US troops back into Somalia. wsws.org The goal of the Biden administration is to secure US imperialism's control over the Horn of Africa and trade through the Suez Canal in preparation for confrontation with China.

____ (2022-05-20). The Dropout—On the fraudulent rise and ignominious fall of Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos. wsws.org The miniseries dramatizes how a young female CEO started and grew a biotech company that delivered on none of its promises, defrauding patients and bilking investors of 100s of millions of dollars.

____ (2022-05-20). Sri Lankan workers and rural poor must mobilize against the Rajapakse-Wickremesinghe austerity agenda! wsws.org Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka's newly installed prime minster, delivered an address to the nation Monday that attempted to exploit the country's dire economic crisis to justify a massive assault on workers and rural toilers.

____ (2022-05-20). Over 100 monkeypox infections detected in 10 countries as unprecedented outbreak spreads globally. wsws.org An unprecedented outbreak of monkeypox virus has officially spread to nine countries outside of Africa, with 101 cases reported as of this writing. Confirmed or suspected cases have been identified in the United Kingdom (9 cases), Portugal (34), Spain (32), France (1), Belgium (2), Sweden (1), Italy (3), Canada (17), and the United States (2).

____ (2022-05-20). USW isolating strike by California Chevron workers over refinery staffing and safety. wsws.org Richmond refinery workers are fighting for their safety and the safety of those in their community, but winning this strike requires breaking free of the isolation and duplicity of the USW.

____ (2022-05-20). Senate passes $28 million bill that does not resolve US baby formula supply crisis. wsws.org The US Senate passed by unanimous consent the Access to Baby Formula Act on Thursday, but it will not end the shortages in stores that are expected to persist for weeks if not months.

____ (2022-05-20). Dana workers must prepare common action to halt contract violations. wsws.org At all Dana plants, the company is violating the terms of the contract and the unions are letting them do it. While the violations differ at each plant, our response at all plants must be the same: we must unite and take action ourselves, or things will only get worse.

____ (2022-05-20). Outraged Arconic aluminum workers speak out against USW's contract proposal: "It's a bad deal!" wsws.org Workers at all the Arconic facilities under the last USW agreement had voted unanimously to strike in the run-up to the contract expiration, expressing an extraordinary determination to win significantly higher pay.

____ (2022-05-20). In-store video shows DeAnthony VanAtten shopping prior to being shot in the parking lot by East Lansing, Michigan police. wsws.org East Lansing police belatedly released in-store surveillance video that shows DeAnthony VanAtten buying corn and macaroni and cheese at the checkout of a Meijer grocery store before he was chased, shot at in the parking lot by two officers and struck twice non-fatally by one of them.

____ (2022-05-20). After keeping workers in the dark, UAW announces snap contract vote at Detroit Diesel. wsws.org Once again the UAW is trying to rush through a vote on a tentative agreement without providing workers with full details or the time necessary to study and discuss.

____ (2022-05-20). Tax documents reveal Black Lives Matter improperly spent tens of millions in donations. wsws.org The tax filings detail how the foundation spent much of the $77 million it received in donations in fiscal 2020, including $32 million to gamble on the stock market.

____ (2022-05-20). Stellantis workers back contract fights at Detroit Diesel and CNH. wsws.org Stellantis workers in suburban Detroit expressed solidarity with Detroit Diesel and CNH workers who have rejected the United Auto Workers' efforts to impose pro-company contracts…

Kevin Mwanza (2022-05-19). Billionaire Crypto Founder Of FTX Exchange: Bitcoin Has No Future As A Payments Or Scaling Network. moguldom.com Sam Bankman-Fried, the 30-year-old billionaire founder of crypto exchange FTX and one of the most prominent executives in the crypto-sphere, said he believes Bitcoin does not have a future as a payment network. Bitcoin's proof-of-work system, which validates transactions on the world's largest blockchain, is not capable of being scaled up to deal with millions …

____ (2022-05-19). Most of any EU state: NATO neighbor Poland has sent 1.5 billion Euros in arms to Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Polish RadioMay 19, 2022 Poland has sent EUR 1.5 bn in military aid to Ukraine: PM's aide Poland's military assistance to war-torn Ukraine has exceeded EUR 1.5 billion, a senior government official said on Thursday. Micha≈Ç Dworczyk revealed the figure at a local governance conference in the southwestern city of Wroc≈Çaw…. 'No other EU country …

Anonymous103 (2022-05-19). Much Of Washington's $54 Billion Aid For Ukraine Will Be Stolen By Corrupt Officials. southfront.org Congress set to approve eyewatering $54 billion in aid as American citizens continue to suffer. | Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst | US aid to Ukraine has reached astonishing heights ever since Russia launched its military operation on February 24, with continuous streams of arms, ammunition and intelligence provisions flowing into the country. At a time when living costs is becoming increasingly unbearable for the average American, Congress is poised to approve more…

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-19). EU Unveils $220 Billion Plan to Stop Importing Russian Energy. news.antiwar.com The EU's European Commission on Wednesday announced a plan to completely wean itself off of Russian energy imports by 2027 Under the plan,

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-19). Senate Passes $40 Billion Ukraine Aid Bill. news.antiwar.com On Thursday, the Senate passed a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine, the majority of which will go towards military assistance. The legislation now moves to the desk of President Biden, who is expected to quickly sign it into law. | The massive package passed

____ (2022-05-19). China's satellite navigation industry output hits 469b yuan. ecns.cn The total output value of China's satellite navigation and location services industry reached 469 billion yuan (about $69.6 billion) in 2021, up 16.3 percent from the previous year, according to an industry white paper released on Wednesday.

Editor (2022-05-19). Did the CIA train Ukrainian torturers? mronline.org The matter raises suspicions about a possible "instruction" that would be transmitted by American intelligence to Ukrainian neo-Nazis on "how to torture".

Ajamu Baraka (2022-05-19). The new White supremacist consensus, Part 2: shootings in Buffalo solidify the consensus. mronline.org The latest mass shooter in Buffalo, New York was clearly a racist, and identified with Ukrainian and other neo-Nazis. But white supremacy has a stronger hold on European and U.S. society than is commonly acknowledged. The avowed racist is not the only problem.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). Nazism, the West, Ukraine. libya360.wordpress.com Vladimir Odintsov Despite the lessons of World War II, unfortunately the author has to say that the events of the last eight years in and around Ukraine have demonstrated not only the vitality of Nazism, but also the desire of a number of Western leaders to revive it across the board. Since early 1930s, Western…

_____ (2022-05-19). US is Increasing the Military Pressure in its Dealings with China. journal-neo.org Since Joe Biden's arrival in the White House, Washington, with the support of its European allies, to bring about a conflict in Ukraine, forcing Russia to launch a special operation to "denazify" that country. Now the US is embarking on military operations in a new conflict, which it created with the help of its Asian …

Contributing Writers (2022-05-19). NATO's Finest Using Civilians and Civilian Infrastructure as Shields. marktaliano.net READ MORE: MARIUPOL — CIVILIANS DENOUNCE THE CRIMES OF THE FIGHTERS OF THE NEO-NAZI AZOV REGIMENT/By Christelle Néant &#1 ; Mark Taliano ISIS/Al Qaeda in the Middle East and Ukraine's "Neo-Nazis": Two Sides of the Imperial Coin &#1 ; Mark Taliano…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-19). Zelensky Desperately Attempts To Portray 'Azov' Surrender As A Win For Ukraine. southfront.org The Kiev regime fears the image of "last stand heroes" they were trying to build to boost the morale of Ukrainian troops may very well backfire and cause a cascading effect of mass surrender. | Written by Drago Bosnic, independent geopolitical and military analyst | Over 770 members of Ukraine's "Azov Battalion" Neo-Nazi group have surrendered at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol in the past 24 hours, pushing the total number to 1,730 Ukrainian forces who have laid down their arms, Russian Defense…

_____ (2022-05-19). Leading Artists Demand Accountability For Israel's Killing Of Abu Akleh. popularresistance.org More than a hundred artists, including Hollywood stars, acclaimed authors and prominent musicians, have condemned Israel's killing of esteemed Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. | Actors Susan Sarandon, Tilda Swinton, Mark Ruffalo, Kathryn Hahn and Steve Coogan are among the signatories to an open letter calling for "full accountability for the perpetrators of this crime and everyone involved in authorizing it". | Abu Akleh, well-known across the Arab world for her reporting on Israel's occupation and apartheid system, was shot dead last week while wearing a press vest. Israeli human rights group B'Tselem…

Carol Lang (2022-05-19). Role Of The AFL-CIO Supporting The Histadrut & Its Support For Apartheid. indybay.org The Israeli corporatist Zionist trade union federation Histadrut has played an important role in supporting the apartheid system in Israel. The AFL-CIO leadership with the CIA has collaborated internationally to support US imperialism.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). Multi-Domain Operations: The US Wages Constant War and Across All Domains. libya360.wordpress.com Brian Berletic The United States has clearly transitioned militarily several times throughout its history, from the Cold War preparing to fight the Soviet Union using massive maneuver warfare to using the military that existed at the end of the Cold War to decimate the Iraqi army in the 1990's, to shifting to a "small wars"…

Staff (2022-05-19). Headlines for May 19, 2022. democracynow.org House Passes Bill Combating Domestic Terrorism in Response to Buffalo Shooting, New York to Probe Social Media Sites Used by Buffalo Shooting Suspect, Russia Claims Victory in Mariupol as Last Ukrainian Fighters Surrender , Bridget Brink Confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine , Russia Expels Diplomats and Closes Moscow Bureau of Canadian Broadcaster, Pentagon Claims Successful Test of Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Missile, Finland and Sweden Apply for NATO Membership, Agree to New Arms Purchases, President Biden Heads to Asia for Six-Day Tour Amid Tensions with China and North Korea, Israeli Military Won't In…

Medea Benjamin (2022-05-19). For Biden's Summit of the Americas, Obama's Handshake With Raúl Castro Shows the Way. dissidentvoice.org On May 16, the Biden administration announced new measures to "increase support for the Cuban people." They included easing travel restrictions and helping Cuban-Americans support and connect with their families. They mark a step forward but a baby step, given that most U.S. sanctions on Cuba remain in place. Also in place is a ridiculous …

Vijay Prashad (2022-05-19). Art Is a Dream in Which We Imagine Our Future. dissidentvoice.org On 11 May 2022, an Israeli sniper fired at the head of the veteran Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh as she reported on an Israeli military raid on a refugee settlement in Jenin (part of the Occupied Palestine Territories). The snipers continued to fire at the journalists who were with her, preventing them from aiding …

Editor2 (2022-05-19). Doubling Down on Threat to Russia, Blinken Seeks Finland, Sweden Entry Into NATO. orinocotribune.com US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he is "very confident" that NATO would reach a consensus on admitting Sweden and Finland to the alliance, despite Turkey's concerns and Russia's warnings against the pair's entry into the US-led military alliance. | After a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Berlin on Sunday, Blinken told reporters that Washington "would strongly support the NATO application by either Sweden or Finland should they choose to formally apply to the alliance." | He said he heard "almost across-the-board very strong support" for the NATO bids. | "I'm very confident that we will reach consens…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). Russell Bentley: "The U.S. and NATO Are Waging War With Russia in Ukraine… but Russia is Assured of Victory" libya360.wordpress.com Finian Cunningham Russell Bentley has been living in the Donetsk People's Republic for eight years where he now has obtained official citizenship. Western news media are spinning wild delusions about Russia facing failure and defeat in Ukraine, says Russell Bentley, a former American soldier who has been fighting and living in the Donbass for the…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). Lieutenant Colonel Jacques Guillemain: "Ukrainian Soldiers are Entrenched in the Cities" libya360.wordpress.com Continental Observer Continental Observer conducted an interview with Lieutenant Colonel Jacques Guillemain, a former Air Force pilot, who provides us with his analysis of the situation in Ukraine, but also on on NATO. Concerning the characteristics of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine. How can an independent expert explain and comment on this? Jacques…

____ (2022-05-19). Poland ready to host permanent NATO bases: PM. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com B92May 19, 2022 Poland ready for permanent NATO bases Poland is ready to form permanent NATO bases where light infantry will be deployed, Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, said. "Permanent Allied bases should be formed in the countries of the eastern flank of NATO. Poland is ready to build such bases that would be …

____ (2022-05-19). Georgia: NATO proxy army trains for new war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgian Ministry of DefenseMay 19, 2022 The Minister of Defense attended the field exercise of "Gelati 2022" The Minister of Defense of Georgia Juansher Burchuladze got acquainted with the ongoing command-staff exercise "Gelati 2022" at the Orpholo training ground. The field component demonstration was attended by the Deputy Minister of Defense, Brigadier General Johnny Tatunashvili, …

____ (2022-05-19). Italian, Albanian troops to join NATO Black Sea war groups. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ReutersMay 18, 2022 Italy to lead NATO combat unit in Bulgaria, to send up to 800 troops Italy will take over the leadership of a new NATO combat unit that is being set up in Bulgaria…. Italy could deploy up to 800 troops and military equipment in the Black Sea country…. The government also allowed …

| Reuters | (2022-05-19). Turkey has told allies it's a 'no' to Sweden and Finland's NATO bid: Erdogan. tribune.com.pk Turkey has told allies that it will reject Sweden and Finland's membership to NATO, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in a video posted on his Twitter account on Thursday. | Finland and Sweden formally applied on Wednesday to join US-led NATO, a decision spurred by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Turkey's objections have come as a surprise to the other members of the alliance. | "We will continue our policy in a determined way. We have told allies that we will say no to Finland and Sweden's NATO membership," Erdogan said in an interview with students late on Wednesday. | Also read: Turkey 'will not say yes'

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-19). Erdogan Says Turkey Won't Drop Opposition to Sweden, Finland NATO Bids. news.antiwar.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stood firm on Thursday in his opposition to Finland and Sweden's bids for NATO membership, saying Ankara will not drop its objections. "We have told our relevant friends we would say 'no' to Finland and Sweden's entry into NATO, and we will continue on our path like this," Erdogan said. …

Anonymous103 (2022-05-19). Leader Of Republika Srpska Declares Independence As Soon As Kosovo Joins The UN. southfront.org A soldier of NATO-led peacekeeping force KFOR guards convoy of the road near the village of Leposavic, northern Kosovo, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic | Milorad Dodik, a Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has announced a possible declaration of independence of Republika Srpska. | Sarajevo is concerned about the issue. The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has tried several times to recognize Kosovo, but there are some doubts, because there is a fear of losing 49% of the territory. Republika Srpska also has its own opinion on the matter. | The head of the Serbs of Bosnia…

teleSUR- hvh (2022-05-19). Israel deja sin investigar el asesinato de periodista palestina. telesurtv.net La Cancillería palestina afirma que Israel ignora los testimonios, las pruebas y los resultados de las autopsias.

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-19). Finland Says It Won't Host Nuclear Weapons or NATO Bases. news.antiwar.com Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said Thursday that Marin said she didn't think there was much interest in NATO for nuclear deployments or permanent bases inside Finland. "Nor do I think there is any interest in deploying nuclear weapons or opening NATO bases in Finland," she said. | Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has also said Sweden doesn't plan on host…

emptyronald Suny, Professor of History, Political Science, University of Michigan (2022-05-19). Why Turkey isn't on board with Finland, Sweden joining NATO — and why that matters. Ronald Suny, Professor of History and Political Science, University of Michigan

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2022-05-19). CSTO anniversary summit: New challenges and threats. moderndiplomacy.eu The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has marked its 30th year, at anniversary summit hosted by Moscow, with renewed multilateral documents strictly tasking its members forge a united security bloc to fight for territorial sovereignty and integrity, and against the expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). At least, one of the landmarked achievements …

Staff (2022-05-19). Disbelief as Mainstream Media Alleges Defeated Ukrainians Were 'Evacuated'. orinocotribune.com On May 16, the commander of the Azov regiment entrenched in the Azovstal plant, Denís Prokópenko, announced the surrender of the troops under his command in the face of the Russian siege. However, the headlines of international mainstream media outlets presented the news not as a surrender, but as an "evacuation." | For example, the following headlines appeared in Spanish-language outlets: | ‚Ä¢ "Ukraine evacuates 264 soldiers from the Azovstal steel mill" (RTVE, Spain's publicly owned media) | ‚Ä¢ "Ukraine abandons the fight in the Mariupol steelworks and evacuates 2 soldiers" (S…

Ann Brown (2022-05-19). Former President Bush Slips Up In Speech: 'The Decision Of One Man To Launch A Wholly Unjustified And Brutal Invasion Of Iraq. I mean Of Ukraine'. moguldom.com Was it a Freudian slip? During a recent speech, former President George W. Bush blasted Russian President Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine as the "decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq." Bush, who ordered the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, quickly corrected himself, saying, "I mean of Ukraine." …

____ (2022-05-19). State Dept still pushing Georgia's entry into broader war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Agenda.geMay 19, 2022 Georgian First Deputy FM, US State Dept Counselor discuss partnership, security matters The United States-Georgia Strategic partnership and the difficult security environment in the Black Sea region amid the Russian aggression in Ukraine were discussed on Thursday in a meeting between the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Lasha Darsalia …

| Reuters | (2022-05-19). Ex-US president Bush calls Iraq invasion 'unjustified' in 'brutal' faux pas. tribune.com.pk Former US President George W Bush mistakenly described the invasion of Iraq as "brutal" and "unjustified" before correcting himself to say he meant to refer to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. | Bush made the comments in a speech during an event in Dallas on Wednesday, while he was criticizing Russia's political system. | "The result is an absence of checks and balances in Russia, and the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq," Bush said, before correcting himself and shaking his head. "I mean, of Ukraine." | Speaking in Dallas this afternoon, former President George. W Bu…

_____ (2022-05-19). How Europe Was Pushed Towards Economic Suicide. popularresistance.org As Michael Hudson, a research professor of Economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City, wrote in early February, before Russia's intervention in Ukraine: | America no longer has the monetary power and seemingly chronic trade and balance-of-payments surplus that enabled it to draw up the world's trade and investment rules in 1944-45. | The threat to U.S. dominance is that China, Russia and Mackinder's Eurasian World Island heartland are offering better trade and investment opportunities than are available from the United States | The most glaring example is the U.S. drive to block Germany from authorizing the…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-19). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine, Izyum-Severodonetsk On May 19, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-19). Proxy war in Ukraine raises concerns of global food insecurity, underlines need for talks. peoplesdispatch.org While Ukraine refuses to engage in talks, Russian forces scored a major victory in Donbass following the surrender of hundreds of Ukrainian forces in Mariupol's Azovstal steel plant earlier this week…

Staff (2022-05-19). Larov, Amir-Abdollahian discuss JCPOA, Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Iranian Foreign Minister have discussed the recent developments over JCPOA and Ukraine.

William Denselow (2022-05-19). UN warns Russia-Ukraine conflict could cause global food crisis. america.cgtn.com The UN warns that 49 million people across 43 nations are facing emergency levels of hunger. UN Secretary-General says the crisis in Ukraine will have lasting implications around the world.

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-19). Pentagon Announces Another $100 Million Weapons Package for Ukraine. news.antiwar.com The Pentagon announced Thursday that President Biden The Pentagon said the latest weapons package includes 18 155MM Howitzers, 18 tactical vehicles to tow the Howitzers, AN/TPQ-36 counter-artillery radars, field equipment, and spare parts. | The Biden administration started sending Howitzers to Ukraine in Apri…

____ (2022-05-18). U.S. reopens embassy in Ukraine. ecns.cn The United States reopened its embassy in Ukraine, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday, three months after it ceased operation in anticipation that Russia would launch a military operation in the country.

Chris Walker (2022-05-19). Bush Accidentally Condemns "Brutal Invasion of Iraq" When Talking About Ukraine. truthout.org While speaking to an audience at his presidential library on Wednesday, former President George W. Bush accidentally condemned his 2003 invasion of Iraq while attempting to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. | Bush's speech took place at his library in Dallas, Texas, and was part of an event

Amy Goodman (2022-05-19). Talks to End War in Ukraine Are Collapsing as US Seeks Regime Change in Moscow. truthout.org As the United Nations warns about the devastating global impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, talks to negotiate a peace settlement appear to have collapsed. Russian President Vladimir Putin appears determined to push forward despite a more resilient Ukrainian defense than expected, as both sides seem to be fixated on gaining military and territorial victories. Meanwhile, the U.S. continues to pour millions of dollars in weapons into Ukraine. "It does seem that the United States thinks that Ukraine should be supported in its war effort, not its negotiation effort, until the very end," says Nina Khrushcheva, pr…

Staff (2022-05-19). Nina Khrushcheva: Talks to End War in Ukraine Are Collapsing as U.S. Seeks Regime Change in Moscow. democracynow.org As the United Nations warns about the devastating global impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, talks to negotiate a peace settlement appear to have collapsed. Russian President Vladimir Putin appears determined to push forward despite a more resilient Ukrainian defense than expected, as both sides seem to be fixated on gaining military and territorial victories. Meanwhile, the U.S. continues to pour millions of dollars in weapons into Ukraine. "It does seem that the United States thinks that Ukraine should be supported in its war effort, not its negotiation effort, until the very end," says Ni…

Staff (2022-05-19). VIDEO: Bush confuses Iraq with Ukraine in speech guff. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Former US President George W. Bush mistakenly conflated the Iraq invasion his administration oversaw with Russia's military operation in Ukraine in a Wednesday speech from Dallas.

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-19). Italy's Draghi Calls for Peace Talks, Ceasefire in Ukraine. news.antiwar.com On Thursday, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi called for a ceasefire in Ukraine and for peace talks between Kyiv and Moscow as European calls for a negotiated settlement to the war continue to grow. | Having earlier discouraged negotiating with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Draghi has changed his tune in recent weeks. "We have to achieve a ceasefire as soon as possible to stop the humanitarian crisis from getting worse and get negotiations going again," Dra…

Juan Cole (2022-05-19). George W. Bush denounces "the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq — I mean, Ukraine" juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; Michael Williams at the Dallas Morning News reports on George W. Bush's speech at his presidential center at Southern Methodist University, during which the former president made what MSNBC's Mehdi Hassan called "one of the biggest Freudian slips of all time." Bush denounced the rigged elections that produced the dictatorship …

emptypaul Morrow, Human Rights Fellow, University of Dayton (2022-05-19). Whether in war-torn Ukraine, Laos or Spain, kids have felt compelled to pick up crayons and put their experiences to paper. Paul Morrow, Human Rights Fellow, University of Dayton

emptyshelley Inglis, Executive Director, University of Dayton Human Rights Center, University of Dayton (2022-05-19). Putin could be charged with the crime of aggression for the Ukraine war — but it's an expensive process with high stakes. Shelley Inglis, Executive Director, University of Dayton Human Rights Center, University of Dayton

Staff (2022-05-19). Mexico Talks to Restart as Venezuela's Government Meets With Opposition. orinocotribune.com Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard described the announcement of the talks as "very positive," and said that his country is "willing and ready to receive them." | Representatives from the delegations of the Venezuelan government and the so-called Unitary Platform, representing the radical sector of the opposition, reported on Tuesday, May 18, that they had held a meeting in México, reopening a new chapter in the complicated negotiations. | Attending the meeting were the president of the National Assembly (AN) of Venezuela, Jorge Rodríguez, representing the government, and Gerardo Blyde, for the Unitary Plat…

Editor (2022-05-19). The ruling class in Australia. mronline.org Who rules Australia? The politicians, the ultra-wealthy class of capitalists or the high-powered bureaucrats who run the state—the military generals, court justices, heads of government departments and so on? The answer is all three. Together, they make up the Australian ruling class.

Editor (2022-05-19). What is the fetishism of commodities? mronline.org I was asked by a few comrades to explain Marx's concept of the fetishism of commodities, and with that, the main ways it has been misunderstood by both mainstream bourgeois academia and by well-meaning Marxists. The following short reflection attempts to do just that.

Anis Chowdhury (2022-05-19). When saviours are the problem. mronline.org SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR: Central bank policies have often worsened economic crises instead of resolving them. By raising interest rates in response to inflation, they often exacerbate, rather than mitigate business cycles and inflation.

_____ (2022-05-19). Why is a New War Coming to Afghanistan? journal-neo.org Afghanistan, every now and then, is hit by a bomb attack. Most of the recent attacks have been claimed by the Islamic State in Khorasan (terrorist organization, banned in Russia)). Its ability to orchestrate highly sophisticated attacks shows that the group, contrary to the claims the US military officials made during the US occupation of …

_____ (2022-05-19). Yoon Suk-yeol Takes Office. journal-neo.org On May 10, 2022, the inauguration ceremony for the new president of the Republic of Korea, Yoon Suk-yeol, took place in front of the National Assembly building in Seoul. The slogan of the ceremony was "Again Republic of Korea: A New Country for the People." Some 40,000 people watched the event, including 24,000 members of …

Allen Forrest (2022-05-19). Cause of Increase in Death Claims? dissidentvoice.org

| News Desk | (2022-05-19). Indian court convicts Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik in 'fictitious terrorism case'. tribune.com.pk Top Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik was convicted by an Indian court in a "terrorism-related case" after he protested the charges levelled against him, saying he is a freedom fighter, according to Indian media reports. | The Delhi court on Thursday asked the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to assess his financial situation in order to determine the amount of fine to be imposed. | Malik was also directed by the court to /Users/solar/Dropbox/_data/_xp/ an affidavit disclosing all sources of his income and assets. | The court will hear the arguments on the quantum of sentence on May 25. | The charges levelled against him included raising f…

| News Desk | (2022-05-19). Pakistan looking at Afghan regime to help control terrorism. tribune.com.pk Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said that Pakistan was looking to the Taliban regime in Afghanistan to play its role in discouraging the increase of terrorist activity at the two countries' borders. | In an interview with CNN's Christiana Amanpour, the minister stated that Pakistan was continuing to not only monitor the situation but work on its side to ensure that they could "try to tackle the threat of terrorism and hope that the regime in Afghanistan lives up to their international commitment to not allow their soil to be used for terrorism". | Replying to a question regarding what it will take for…

| News Desk | (2022-05-19). Donald Blome takes oath as US envoy to Pakistan. tribune.com.pk Senior diplomat Donald Armin Blome took oath as new US ambassador to Pakistan, senior State Department official said on Thursday. | "Honored to swear in Ambassador Donald A Blome as the US Ambassador to Pakistan. Ambassador Blome is a stellar choice to build upon 75‚ÄØyears of‚ÄØUS-Pakistan relations," Deputy US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman wrote on her official Twitter handle. | She also thanked the US Senate "for his confirmation to this important post". | Honored to swear in Ambassador Donald A. Blome ‚ÄØas the U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan. Amb…

| news.desk | (2022-05-19). Pakistani pilgrims attend annual Urs at Dargah Hazrat Amir Khusro in New Delhi. tribune.com.pk Pakistani pilgrims, accompanied by Charge d'affaires Aftab Hasan Khan, visited the shrine of Hazrat Amir Khusro (RA) in New Delhi on Thursday and laid the traditional chaddar on behalf of the government and people of Pakistan. | A group of 110 Pakistani pilgrims is visiting New Delhi to participate in the 718th Urs of Hazrat Amir Khusro. The charge d'affaires and the group were greeted at the Dargah by Sajjadah Nasheen Dewan Tahir Nizami. | The Cd'A & Zaireen were greeted by Sajjadah Nasheen Dewan Syed Tahir Nizami and other members of Dargah Committee. After laying the Chaddar at the shrine,dua was offered.De…

| Reuters | (2022-05-19). One person wounded in German school shooting – police. tribune.com.pk Shots were fired at a German school in the northern city of Bremerhaven on Thursday and one person, who was not a student, was wounded, police said. | An armed person was detained and taken into police custody after the shooting and the injured person was taken to hospital, police said. | "The students are in their classrooms with their teachers. The police have the situation on site under control," police added in a statement. "Police measures are continuing." | German paper Bild said the injured person was a woman. | Bild also reported that a second suspect appeared to be on the run. It earlier reported they…

| Reuters | (2022-05-19). Half a million Indians flee floods in northeast brought by rain. tribune.com.pk More than 0,000 people have fled their homes in India's northeastern state of Assam to escape heavy floods triggered by pre-monsoon rains that drowned seven, authorities said on Wednesday, as they warned the situation could worsen. | One of the world's largest rivers, the Brahmaputra, which flows into India and neighbouring Bangladesh from Tibet, burst its banks in Assam over the last three days, inundating more than 1, 0 villages. | Torrential rains lashed most of the rugged state, and the downpour continued on Wednesday, with more forecast over the next two days. | Read more: Rising temperatures trigger wat…

| Social Desk | (2022-05-19). Are almost half of US President Biden's Twitter followers fake? tribune.com.pk Are almost half of US President Joe Biden's followers fake? American media outlet Newsweek did an analysis on the official Twitter account used by the elected US president. | The Newsweek reporter used a free analytical tool called Fake Followers by audience research company SparkToro. After the article garnered a lot of attention, many reporters reached out to SparkToro for clarification about the egregious claim. | SparkToro co-founder Rand Fishkin addressed the claims in the form of a Twitter thread. Fishkin stated that Joe Biden did not receive any of Donald Trump's followers when he was given the Twitter…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-19). Saudi Religious Moderation: The World's Foremost Publisher Of Qur'ans Has Yet To Get The Message. southfront.org

Anonymous587 (2022-05-19). Shipwreck Of Missile Cruiser Moskva. Estimates Of Naval Military Analysts. southfront.org Moment of sinking Moskva | The flagship of the Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet, the missile cruiser Moskva, sank on April 14, 2022. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the cruiser sank as a result of a fire, which in turn led to the detonation of ammunition; the causes of the fire are not named. However, pictures from the crash site show that the real reasons for the sinking are still unknown for sure. | Many military experts are inclined to the opinion that the true cause is most probably the missile strike of Apr…

Anonymous765 (2022-05-19). Russia And Israel Clash Over Syria. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : | MONERO (XMR): 84eCJf22Yz39rHwoz6vf3hdcWmbCY336eAUoLXpSj1Q3boP8crzKdDq3R5f72RjFmTJB…

Carlos Osorio (2022-05-19). ICE and private prison GEO threaten hunger strikers at NW Detention Center in Tacoma. liberationnews.org ICE and GEO are threatening to force-feed the hunger strikers while denying them clean water or none at all.

Danny O'Brien (2022-05-19). Nurses' union marches in Oregon. workers.org Oregon nurses rally, warn of statewide strike, May 11. Oregon City, Oregon Nurses from the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) working at Providence Oregon hospitals marched May 11 from Providence Willamette Falls Community Center to the Clackamas Courthouse, where they held a picket and gave speeches. The Providence network in Oregon . . . |

Editor (2022-05-19). ICE Probably Spied on You. scheerpost.com Shutterstock | By Farrah Hassen / Growing up in the Southern California suburbs, government surveillance never worried me. But my Syrian-American parents were more cautious. They would often warn me against talking about politics over the phone — in case Big Brother was snooping. | As a teenager, I dismissed their concerns. "Listen, we're not in the Middle East," I would counter. | My parents knew better though. I soon received a rud…

Kathy Durkin (2022-05-19). Tens of thousands tell SCOTUS: 'We will fight back!'. workers.org Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan, New York "We won't go back!" was chanted by tens of thousands of protesters May 14 in 380 actions across the U.S. Participants in the "Bans Off Our Bodies" demonstrations denounced the attacks on the right to abortion, now facing an overturn by the right-wing majority on . . . |

Sebastian Garza (2022-05-19). Brookline teachers strike for one day, win three-year contract struggle. liberationnews.org In a single day strike, the BEU strike won a three year long struggle.

Anonymous669 (2022-05-19). Algeria Has Acquired Chinese Supersonic Anti-Ship Missile. southfront.org A Chinese YJ-12B costal defense system firing. Photo via the Yonhap News Agency. | The Algerian military has reportedly acquired an export version of the Chinese YJ-12B costal defense system armed with CM-302 supersonic anti-ship missiles. | On May 18, a photo showing a TEL [Transporter Erector Launcher] of the system moving in an unspecified part of Algeria surfaced online. | It remains unclear when Algerian acquired the advanced system, or how many were purchased. The Algerian military does not usually disclose any…

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-19). Colombia's far-right trying to postpone presidential elections. colombiareports.com The far-right party of Colombia's President Ivan Duque wants to postpone the May 29 presidential elections. The Democratic Center party and its main ally, the Conservative Party, proposed to postpone…

Staff (2022-05-19). End the Filibuster: Senate Can't Pass Gun Control Despite Public Support, 198 Mass Shootings in 2022. democracynow.org The white supremacist who shot 10 people dead in Buffalo, New York, was able to buy an assault rifle months after New York state police took him into custody for making a threat about committing violence. The gun store owner who sold the weapon says a background check showed a clean record. We look at how background checks alone are not enough to prevent gun violence, as both mass shootings and weapons sales have skyrocketed in recent years without more legislation at the federal level. Multiple bills proposing harsher gun restrictions have been blocked by filibusters in Congress. "Our demand is that we ren…

Eleanor J. Bader (2022-05-19). End of Free School Meals Will Be Catastrophic for Kids. truthout.org When Congress passed a $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill in March, anti-hunger advocates were stunned that appropriations to ameliorate child hunger worsened by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic were not included. | A month earlier, more than 2000 organizations signed

Anonymous103 (2022-05-19). UK Using Cold War's Black Propaganda Tactics Against Russia. southfront.org According to secret /Users/solar/Dropbox/_data/_xp/s revealed recently, the UK used black propaganda and information war tactics against its enemies during the Cold War. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, researcher in Social Sciences at the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; geopolitical consultant. | Once again, the West appears to be operating with an old Cold War mentality against Russia. Documents recently declassified by the British government reveal a series of sabotage practices used by the UK during the bipolar er…

Editor (2022-05-19). DHS 'Disinformation' Board Put on 'Pause' After Backlash. scheerpost.com Washington, DC &#1 ; April 28 : Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during a House Committee on the Judiciary Hearing titled Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security on Capitol Hill on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | By Dave DeCamp / The Biden administration has put plans for a controversial "disinformation" board under the Department of Homeland Security on "pause" after the board's format…

Editor (2022-05-19). No More Bystanders in the Post-Roe Era. scheerpost.com Women's March in Washington demanding continued access to abortion after the ban on most abortions in Texas, and looming threat to Roe v Wade in upcoming Supreme Court. | By Robert Lipsyte / For years now, people have told desperate, heart-breaking stories about what it was like to search for an abortion in the days before Roe v. Wade. These were invariably narratives of women in crisis. They…

Joe Glenton (2022-05-19). George W. Bush's gaffe shows war crimes are a parlour joke for the ruling class. thecanary.co Nineteen years on, the Iraq War has become a parlour joke for rich Western audiences, a parlour joke cracked by no less than the architect of Iraq's destruction, Bush was there to discuss future elections in the US. But he was criticising…

Contributing Writers (2022-05-19). Lindsey Graham Spearheads U.S. Regime Change Effort in Russia/ By Patrick MacFarlane. marktaliano.net By Patrick MacFarlane Global Research, May 19, 2022 The Libertarian Institute 17 May 2022 To receive Global Research's Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Visit and follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Feel free to repost …

Dianne Mathiowetz (2022-05-19). Black detainees targeted at Georgia detention center. workers.org Folkston ICE Detention Center, April 16. Atlanta May 15 — Workers World reported on an April 16 solidarity demonstration that took place across the street from the exercise yard at Folkston ICE Detention Center, operated in Georgia by the for-profit GEO group. (workers.org, April 22) By chance, a number of . . . |

Staff (2022-05-19). Washington to Send Troops to Somalia for 'Special Military Operation'. orinocotribune.com Caracas, May 18, 2022 ( The Horn of Africa, consisting of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and S…

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-19). Colombia's opposition embarks on anti-election fraud offensive. colombiareports.com Opposition candidate Gustavo Petro has begun an offensive against election fraud in Colombia's Caribbean region. The offensive is led by Miguel Angel del Rio, an attorney who played a key…

Anonymous669 (2022-05-19). Israeli Army Shot Down Unidentified Drone Over Gaza Strip (Videos). southfront.org The Shehab suicide drone. . | On May 19, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced that they had shot down a "suspicious" drone over the Palestinian Gaza Strip. | In a statement, the IDF said that the drone did not enter Israeli airspace. The drone was shot down with an Iron Dome interceptor while it was over Gaza. According to the army, the drone "was monitored throughout the entire incident" by the ground control of the Israeli Air Force. | The IDF did not say if the drone belonged to any of the…

Monica Moorehead (2022-05-19). Million Worker March leader speaks on historic struggle. workers.org Clarence Thomas Clarence Thomas — known as the "real" Clarence Thomas, as opposed to the right-wing SCOTUS justice — a retired member of the militant International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10, was the main speaker at a meeting and book signing for an exciting new book, "Mobilizing in . . . |

Staff (2022-05-19). An End to Neoliberalism? How Chile Drafted New Constitution to Rewrite Pinochet-Era Laws. democracynow.org In a historic milestone, Chile has finalized a draft of its first-ever democratically written constitution to replace the one created under the U.S.-backed neoliberal dictator Augusto Pinochet. The new constitution is expected to enshrine a wide range of human rights and social programs, including free universal access to healthcare, higher education, reproductive rights, as well as more robust environmental safeguards and policies to promote gender and racial equity. It will also for the first time recognize Chile's Indigenous peoples and offer restitution for historically Indigenous lands, but does not in…

Anonymous669 (2022-05-19). Turkish Soldier Succumbs To Injuries From Attack Attributed To Syrian Army. southfront.org Syrian Army soldier launches a mortar round toward insurgents on the western rural Aleppo, Syria, during the offensive. Source: SANA | On May 19, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense announced that a Turkish soldier died of injuries he sustained as a result of a recent mortar attack in northern Syria. | In a statement, the ministry identified the soldier as Infantry Specialist Corporal Haydar Senel. Another soldier was injured in the same attack, which targeted a position of the Turkish military located in the out…

The Canary (2022-05-19). Ex-diplomat pins blame on Truss for 'turnips' Brexit comments. thecanary.co A former British diplomat has claimed that Foreign Secretary Liz Truss was behind comments in 2019 suggesting that the impact of a no-deal Brexit on Ireland would only "affect a few farmers with turnips in the back of their trucks". | The claim, which has unearthed the comments from 2019, comes as Truss continues to defend UK Government plans to legislate to override parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol as necessary to protect the Good Friday Agreement. | 'Genuine expert': | Alexandra Hall Hall, a former British ambassador to Georgia who was the lead Brexit envoy for the UK Government in Washington for…

emptytam Nguyen, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Dayton (2022-05-19). Nonprogrammers are building more of the world's software — a computer scientist explains 'no-code'. Tam Nguyen, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Dayton

emptydaniel J. Mallinson, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Administration, School of Public Affairs, Penn State (2022-05-19). Appealing to Trump (and his base) might have worked in Pennsylvania primaries — but it won't play so well in the midterms. Daniel J. Mallinson, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration, School of Public Affairs, Penn State

emptynick Shay, Professor of Oceanography, University of Miami (2022-05-19). Bad news for the 2022 hurricane season: The Loop Current, a fueler of monster storms, is looking a lot like it did in 2005, the year of Katrina. Nick Shay, Professor of Oceanography, University of Miami

emptycaitlin Grady, Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental Engineering, Research Associate In the Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State (2022-05-19). Hydropower's future is clouded by droughts, floods and climate change — it's also essential to the US electric grid. Caitlin Grady, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State

emptyandy Weiss, Postdoctoral Fellow In Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, Vanderbilt University (2022-05-19). Zinc is a metal essential to life — scientists have discovered a protein that helps keep cells alive when zinc levels are low. Andy Weiss, Postdoctoral Fellow in Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University

emptymckale Montgomery, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Oklahoma State University (2022-05-19). Is intermittent fasting the diet for you? Here's what the science says. McKale Montgomery, Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Oklahoma State University

The Conversation (2022-05-19). Lebanese Election sees significant Gains for independent non-sectarian Politicians. juancole.com By John Nagle, Queen's University Belfast and Tamirace Fakhoury, Aalborg University | &#1 ; Lebanese voters are signalling a desire for change, with Hezbollah and its allies losing ground across the country in a parliamentary election. Just as the recent election in Northern Ireland brought a boost for the non-sectarian Alliance Party, Lebanon's election saw significant …

emptygregory Grieve, Head, Professor, Religious Studies Department, University of North Carolina — Greensboro (2022-05-19). How to know if your practice of Buddhism through listening to podcasts or use of meditation apps is 'authentic'. Gregory Grieve, Head and Professor, Religious Studies Department, University of North Carolina — Greensboro

emptyimtiaz Rangwala, Research Scientist In Climate, Cooperative Institute For Research In Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder (2022-05-19). Grim 2022 drought outlook for Western US offers warnings for the future as climate change brings a hotter, thirstier atmosphere. Imtiaz Rangwala, Research Scientist in Climate, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder

emptykevin Ketels, Assistant Professor, Teaching, Global Supply Chain Management, Wayne State University (2022-05-19). Baby formula industry was primed for disaster long before key factory closed down. Kevin Ketels, Assistant Professor, Teaching, Global Supply Chain Management, Wayne State University

emptymonika L. Mcdermott, Professor of Political Science, Fordham University (2022-05-19). The role party affiliation played in getting US to grim new milestone of 1 million COVID deaths. Monika L. McDermott, Professor of Political Science, Fordham University

emptymatt Kasson, Associate Professor of Mycology, Plant Pathology, West Virginia University (2022-05-19). Beyond flora and fauna: Why it's time to include fungi in global conservation goals. Matt Kasson, Associate Professor of Mycology and Plant Pathology, West Virginia University

emptyeve Ringsmuth, Associate Professor of Poltiical Science, Oklahoma State University (2022-05-19). Leaking a Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion or other hot topics is unprecedented — 4 things to know about how the high court works. Eve Ringsmuth, Associate professor of poltiical science, Oklahoma State University

emptyabigail A. Allen, Associate Professor of Special Education, Clemson University (2022-05-19). Pandemic babies with developmental delays can be helped to make up for lost social interaction — 5 tips for parents. Abigail A. Allen, Associate Professor of Special Education, Clemson University

emptykenneth Anthony, Associate Professor of Elementary Education, Mississippi State University (2022-05-19). Public education is supposed to prepare an informed citizenry — elementary teachers have just two hours a week to teach social studies. Kenneth Anthony, Associate Professor of Elementary Education, Mississippi State University

Ramona Wadi (2022-05-19). International Silence over Israel's media Repression is also an Attack on the Palestinian Narratives. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor ) &#1 ; While there is still much focus on the extrajudicial killing of Palestinian-American journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, calls for justice will remain resonant, at least presently. However, Israel has perfected its tactics of denial and impunity. The international community has not gone beyond its usual statements and Israel has already …

Abigail Leibowitz (2022-05-19). Israel-Palestine: Supreme Injustice and Counting the Omer. juancole.com ( Traveling Twins ) &#1 ; As we celebrate the annual Lag BaOmer pilgrimage to Mount Meron in Israel this week&#1 ; the 33rd day of the Omer&#1 ; it begs the question: why are we counting the Omer for 49 days in the first place? As we are in the midst of counting the Omer, it is …

emptymalia Jones, Scientist In Health Geography, University of Wisconsin-madison (2022-05-19). It's impossible to determine your personal COVID-19 risks and frustrating to try — but you can still take action. Malia Jones, Scientist in Health Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison

emptyronald Hall, Professor of Social Work, Michigan State University (2022-05-19). Racism is different than colorism — here's how. Ronald Hall, Professor of Social Work, Michigan State University

emptyerik Gordon, Professor of Business, University of Michigan (2022-05-19). What you need to know about the Defense Production Act — the 19 s law Biden invoked to try to end the baby formula shortage. Erik Gordon, Professor of Business, University of Michigan

emptyastraea Augsberger, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Boston University (2022-05-19). US child welfare system is falling short because of persistent child poverty. Astraea Augsberger, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Boston University

emptyarie Kruglanski, Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland (2022-05-19). A quest for significance gone horribly wrong — how mass shooters pervert a universal desire to make a difference in the world. Arie Kruglanski, Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland

emptydaniel Macfarlane, Associate Professor of Environment, Sustainability, Western Michigan University (2022-05-19). Restoring the Great Lakes: After years of US-Canada joint efforts, some success and lots of unfinished business. Daniel Macfarlane, Associate Professor of Environment and Sustainability, Western Michigan University

emptysourav Sengupta, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, University At Buffalo (2022-05-19). CBT? DBT? Psychodynamic? What type of therapy is right for me? Sourav Sengupta, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University at Buffalo

emptydavid Mendez, Associate Professor of Health Management, Policy, University of Michigan (2022-05-19). Why is the FDA seeking to ban menthol cigarettes? 4 questions answered. David Mendez, Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan

Abortion is Healthcare (2022-05-19). Signs, Symbols, Costumes at San Francisco Reproductive Justice March. indybay.org San Francisco is a free speech town and San Franciscans are at their finest at a march like the one of May 14.

Staff (2022-05-19). Symbol of holy Al-Quds unveiled in heart of Kabul (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Taliban government unveiled the symbol of Holy Al-Quds in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul to express their support for the Palestinian cause and disgust with the Zionist regime.

Huda Al Sousi (2022-05-19). Braving Israel's bombs to hug my parents. electronicintifada.net Gaza's people have insisted on resuming their lives since the May 2021 attack.

Staff (2022-05-19). Zionists claim to have shot down Resistance drone in Gaza. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — The Zionist army claims to have shot down a drone belonging to the Palestinian Resistance in the southern Gaza strip on Thursday.

Jason Ditz (2022-05-19). Talks to Extend Yemen Ceasefire Are Ongoing. news.antiwar.com Beginning at the start of April alongside Ramadan, the Yemen ceasefire has seen a hugely successful drop in the number of airstrikes and casualties. Humanitarian aid shipments are on the rise, and things are generally improving after seven years of war. | It was a two month ceasefire, and six weeks in there are just two weeks left. What happens then is of concern, but UN envoy Hans Grundberg

RiseUp4AbortionRights (2022-05-19). Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights Protest Meets Rise Up for Palestine Demo in Mission, SF. indybay.org On May 14th during the Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights protest on Mission Street in San Francisco, the Bay Area Rev Club joyfully collided with the Rise Up for Palestine demonstration.

Michael F. Brown (2022-05-19). Noa Tishby's spin fails to obscure horror at Shireen Abu Akleh's funeral procession. electronicintifada.net Actor turned official propagandist has attacked Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Bernie Sanders.

Sharon Zhang (2022-05-19). Warren Calls Out Tech Firms for Selling Abortion Clinic Patients' Location Data. truthout.org Fourteen Senate Democrats sent a letter to tech firms Wednesday demanding answers to reports about the collection and sale of location data of people who have visited abortion clinics. | Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) led the lawmakers in writing letters to the two firms, expressing concerns about the data as Roe v. Wade faces being overturned by the Supreme Court. If Roe is struck down,

Jake Johnson (2022-05-19). Jayapal Breaks With Top Dems, Endorses Cisneros Against Anti-Abortion Incumbent. truthout.org Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, broke with the House Democratic leadership on Thursday and endorsed Jessica Cisneros, a human rights attorney looking to unseat anti-abortion Rep. Henry Cuellar in Texas' 28th District. | "At a time when our reproductive freedoms are under attack by an extremist Supreme Court, we must elect pro-choice candidates that will fight to make sure abortion remains the law of the land," Jayapal (D-Wash.)

Binoy Kampmark (2022-05-19). COVID Brain Fade at the Australian Elections. dissidentvoice.org It's the last week of an election between the uninspiring and the unspeakable. Australia's conservative incumbents — the unspeakable ones — are even desperate enough to concede to a lack of popularity. Dislike us, but for heaven's sake, vote us in. The times are wretched, the cost of living is rising, and we are going …

Editor2 (2022-05-19). We Have More in Common with Cuba than We Think. orinocotribune.com By Danaka Katovich &#1 ; May 13, 2022 | The American working class and Cubans both face an important task: demanding dignity from the imperial core that constantly works to undermine our right to life. | A week ago I returned to the United States from Cuba where I got to spend International Workers' Day with 100 other young organizers from the U.S. alongside over 700,000 other people who celebrated in Havana that day. With the International People's Assembly of North America, we spent a week learning about the Cuban socialist project and how the blockade imposed by the United States impacts life in Cuba. | For th…

Kerry Smith (2022-05-19). Socialist candidate calls for national housing guarantee. greenleft.org.au Renee Lees, who is standing for Socialist Alliance in the Queensland Senate, said neither major party has put forward real solutions to the housing unaffordability crisis. Kerry Smith reports.

_____ (2022-05-19). Caribbean Asks For Reparations. popularresistance.org Despite the COVID-19 pandemic on September 26, 2020 during the General Debate of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves said that […] the international campaign for reparatory justice, widely promoted by governments across our Caribbean Community and by social activists within the industrialized metropoles, must form part of any serious efforts to achieve the sustainable development agenda […]. | On November 3, 2020 during the "Peacebuilding and sustaining peace" debate organized by the United Nations Security Council the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). 5-10-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Living in the "Sandwich": Women's Health & Menopause. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org National Women's Health Week is May 8-14, 2022. Women in the "sandwich generation" may be balancing the competing demands of caring for both dependent children and aging parents, and often working outside of the home. Their own needs may take a backseat while they care for others and juggle all of the demands of life, which has been made even worse with the stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionally affecting women. Around this same time in life, many…

____ (2022-05-19). Booster jab markedly improves COVID-19 vaccine potency: study. ecns.cn A study by Chinese researchers has found that the COVID-19 booster vaccination can markedly reduce the immune escape of the Omicron variant, underscoring the necessity for the eligible population to get a third booster jab to combat the pandemic.

The Canary (2022-05-19). Doctors let down by Government during Covid-19 pandemic, says BMA. thecanary.co The Government "failed in its duty of care" to doctors during the coronavirus crisis, a union has said. | The British Medical Association (BMA) launched a scathing attack on the ministerial response to the Covid-19 pandemic. | The union, which has conducted its own review of the Government's handling of the crisis, highlighted the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the early stages of the pandemic. | It also pointed to the mental and physical exhaustion felt by most doctors as they cared for hundreds of thousands of patients with Covid — all while working in a "dystopian reality", the union said…

____ (2022-05-19). Shanghai to gradually resume inter-district transport. ecns.cn Shanghai is to gradually reopen public transport from Sunday as the COVID-19 pandemic situation gets better, Deputy Mayor Zhang Wei announced on Thursday.

Ali Abunimah (2022-05-19). Video: Tel Aviv mob chants "death to the Arabs" electronicintifada.net Police do nothing as Israelis angered by Nakba Day ceremonies terrorize Palestinians.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-19). Dismantling COVID Lies and Crimes. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

Newsclick (2022-05-19). Definition of COVID-19 death and its importance from a public health standpoint. peoplesdispatch.org Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talk about how a clear definition of a COVID-19-related death is essential for good public health policy…

Staff (2022-05-19). Policía británica cierra investigación por fiesta en residencia de Boris Johnson durante la cuarentena por COVID-19. cubadebate.cu La Policía Metropolitana anunció hoy el fin de su investigación de las fiestas ilegales celebradas en la residencia oficial del primer ministro británico, Boris Johnson, y otras dependencias gubernamentales durante la cuarentena por COVID-19. Según el reporte, durante los cuatro meses que duró la pesquisa se impusieron 126 multas a un total de 83 personas.

____ (2022-05-18). More help on docket for pressured SMEs. ecns.cn Though recent outbreaks of COVID-19 have been pressuring small and medium-sized enterprises, China's economic fundamentals remain unchanged and more efforts will be made to bolster SMEs' ability to cope with short-term difficulties, an official said on Wednesday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 update. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The widespread availability of at-home COVID-19 tests have made it easier for people to know if they have the virus, and to take measures to protect themselves and others. But there is a downside. Because the majority of tests are now done at home and often not reported, the official counts on COVID-19 infection rates are not as accurate as they have been in past waves of the virus. "Because the majority of testing is…

____ (2022-05-19). U.S. health secretary tests positive for COVID-19 on Germany trip. ecns.cn U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday while visiting Germany, according to a spokesperson.

____ (2022-05-18). Biden's daughter tests positive for COVID-19. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden's daughter Ashley Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House said on Wednesday.

____ (2022-05-19). Shanghai to reopen public transport on Sunday. ecns.cn Shanghai will progressively resume public transportation services beginning on Sunday as the COVID-19 epidemic situation continues to stabilize, vice-mayor of Shanghai Zhang Wei said at a news briefing on Thursday.

____ (2022-05-19). China's consumption to recover from epidemic impacts: official. ecns.cn China's consumption is expected to sustain its recovery momentum as the impact of COVID-19 is gradually brought under control and supportive policies take effect, said an official with the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) Thursday.

Newsroom (2022-05-19). Americas: Rising COVID-19 caseload should be a 'wake-up call'. moderndiplomacy.eu COVID-19 rates are on the rise in the Americas, where new infections and fatalities have been steadily increasing over the past four weeks, the regional office of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. More than 918,000 cases were recorded last week, a 27.2 per cent increase over the previous week, and over 3,500 …

Jeff Cohen, Norman Solomon (2022-05-19). Looks like another 'bad blue' just bit the dust. nationofchange.org Jamie McLeod-Skinner, as the replacement for Bad Blue Kurt Schrader, would not be beholden to any of the many corporate PACs that supported him.

____ (2022-05-18). Chinese FM criticizes U.S. false claims. ecns.cn The United States should stop using the World Health Assembly to hype Taiwan-related issues, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin on Wednesday.

_____ (2022-05-19). Huy Urges UN To Protect US Indigenous Prisoner Religious Freedoms. popularresistance.org Indigenous peoples suffer one of the highest incarceration rates of any racial or ethnic group in the United States, and they are also disproportionately sentenced to serve life and long sentences in state prisons. Indigenous prisoners depend upon their freedom to engage in traditional religious practices for their rehabilitation, survival, and ability to maintain their identity as Indigenous peoples. | But according to remarks Galanda delivered to the Special Rapporteur, "Indigenous prisoners in the United States are subject to an ongoing and pervasive pattern of state and local prisons illegally restricting the…

The Canary (2022-05-19). First Nations leader calls for Queen's apology over indigenous children scandal. thecanary.co The Prince of Wales has not apologised on behalf of the Queen for the "assimilation and genocide" of Canada's indigenous residential school children but instead "acknowledged" the nation's dark past, First Nations leaders have said. | RoseAnne Archibald, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, appealed directly to Charles for an apology from the monarch during a reception in the Canadian capital where many leading figures from the country's indigenous community were invited, along with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other prominent individuals. | The country is dealing with a national scandal stretchi…

teleSUR, ldp, SH (2022-05-19). Cifra de desplazados internos rozó los 60 millones en el 2021. telesurtv.net Más de 25 millones de migrantes son menores de edad, lo que atenta contra la estabilidad social de los territorios.

Editor2 (2022-05-19). Globalization: Inequality in the Global Plantation. orinocotribune.com Editorial note: Orinoco Tribune does not generally publish articles that are over 10 days old. However, in this case an exception is being made, as the subject matter of the following piece remains as significant today as at the time of its publication. | By Prince Kapone &#1 ; Mar 22, 2013 | The current crisis of neoliberal capitalism has given rise to much resistance across the world, from the Occupy Wall Street movement in the U.S. to the political revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa. As capitalist regimes everywhere impose austerity measures on their populations, reducing the capitalist state to n…

Staff (2022-05-19). Guatemala will not Attend Summit of the Americas—US Diplomatic Fiasco in the Making. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, May 17, the president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei announced that he will not be participating in the Summit of the Americas, to be held from June 6 to 10 in the US city of Los Angeles. | "They're not going to invite me to the Summit anyway, I sent word to say that I am not going to go (…) as long as I am president, this country deserves respect." Giammattei declared in the context of the inauguration of a cultural event that the Embassy of Mexico installed in the Guatemalan municipality of Palencia. | Giammattei, a far-right politician, made the announcement after Washington—in clear…

Ann Brown (2022-05-19). First Monkeypox Case Reported In U.S. As Infections Rise In Europe. moguldom.com Monkeypox is spreading across Europe and the first U.S. case was confirmed on May 18, when a man who lives in Massachusetts and had recently traveled to Canada was diagnosed. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced the case and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tests confirmed the infection. Several cases have been …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-19). Top Reparations Scholar Dr. Sandy Darity Wins Another Award: Harvard Radcliffe Fellowship. moguldom.com Top reparations scholar Dr. William "Sandy" Darity has another accolade to add to his already impressive list. Darity has been selected by the Harvard Radcliffe Institute as one of its 2022-2023 fellows. Darity is one of fellows and four graduate students selected for the renowned fellowship. The institute fosters interdisciplinary research at Harvard University …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-19). Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee On Anti-Black Buffalo Terror Attack: Take Action On HR 40 Reparations Bill If Serious About Racism. moguldom.com Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is calling on federal lawmakers to put some reparations action behind their "thoughts and prayers" after 10 people were shot dead and three wounded on May 14 by a white supremacist in a racist terror attack that targeted the Black community of Buffalo, New York. Jackson Lee said if her …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-19). Charles Booker Wins Kentucky DNC Primary For Senate: Where Does He Stand On Reparations Though? moguldom.com Former Kentucky lawmaker Charles Booker has beaten out three challengers to become the Democratic nominee for the state's U.S. Senate seat. He will face off against Republican incumbent Rand Paul in November and said he is confident about his chances. "BREAKING: It's official. I am the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Kentucky," Booker tweeted …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). BRICS Joint Statement on Strengthening Cooperation and Solidarity. libya360.wordpress.com BRICS Joint Statement on "Strengthen BRICS Solidarity and Cooperation, Respond to New Features and Challenges in International Situation" 1. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs/International Relations of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa met on 19 May 2022 in…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). International Court of Justice Ruled that Uganda Must Pay $325 Million in Reparations to the Democratic Republic of Congo—But What About U.S. and UK? libya360.wordpress.com Jeremy Kuzmarov U.S. soldiers training counterparts in Uganda. [Source: africanarguments.org] In February, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Uganda must pay $325 million in reparations to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for its role in conflicts in Congo's resource-rich Ituri province from 1998 to 2003. The amount includes $225 million to be paid…

Anonymous Contributor (2022-05-19). We're Out Here for Them: Uprising Support Website Update. itsgoingdown.org An update on George Floyd uprising defendants and a call for people to get involved in supporting long-term prisoners. It's been nearly two years since the George Floyd uprisings spread across the country, confronting the structures of white supremacy and police violence in ways not seen for at least a generation. It's also been seven…

rebekah (2022-05-19). Debunking the Myth of the Fleeing Millionaire. inequality.org

Brittani Banks (2022-05-19). GOP Split: Far Right Gains Ground in East, While Losing Out West. independentmediainstitute.org The Republican Party's radical right flank is making inroads among voters and winning key primaries east of the Mississippi. But out West, among the five states that held their 2022 primary elections on May 17, a string of GOP candidates for office who deny the 2020's presidential election results and have embraced various conspiracies were …

Brittani Banks (2022-05-19). Is This the End of the French Project in Africa's Sahel? independentmediainstitute.org On May 15, 2022, the military junta in Mali announced that it would no longer be part of the G5 Sahel platform. The G5 Sahel was created in Nouakchott, Mauritania, in 2014, and brought together the governments of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger to collaborate over the deteriorating security situation in the Sahel …

Asa Winstanley (2022-05-19). UK admits activists "forced" Elbit to sell factory. electronicintifada.net Government seeks to deny bail to activists who smashed Israeli arms firm.

Roger D. Harris (2022-05-19). Why Are Colombian Election Candidates Auditioning in Washington? dissidentvoice.org Staging a vice-presidential candidates debate in the run-up to Colombia's May 29th national elections was entirely appropriate. Nevertheless, the location of the event in Washington and its promotion by US-state functionaries requires some explanation. Because of its venue and sponsors, the affair had elements of an audition or a vetting process overseen by the US …

____ (2022-05-19). Addressing European Parliament, Moldovan president calls for ouster of Russian troops from Transnistria. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukrainian News AgencyMay 19, 2022 Moldovan President Demands To Withdraw Russian Troops From Transnistria Moldovan President Maia Sandu said the Russian Federation should withdraw its troops from occupied Transnistria because they violate the Republic's neutrality. She said this at a meeting of the European Parliament on Wednesday, May 18. Sandu stated that Moldova condemns Russian …

amarynth (2022-05-19). The brutal invasion of Iraq: Media &#1 ; he made an unfortunate mistake. thesaker.is This speaks for itself and needs no comment. This is the single best thing that has ever happened. There has never been a better thing than this. t.co/bYkZmsDgcm — Caitlin…

amarynth (2022-05-19). To Yellow Vests he's the radical: Macron imposes 'radical centrism' for Brussels. thesaker.is by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker blog During the only debate featuring the five principal 2017 presidential candidates the National Front's Marine Le Pen zinged Macron with the night's best…

_____ (2022-05-19). Brooklyn's Maison Jar Is One Of Many New Zero-Waste Grocery Stores. popularresistance.org At Maison Jar — a new grocery store located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in New York City — silos of dry goods line one wall. Dried beans, grains, pasta, nuts, and coffee are beside bins of cooking staples like flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar. A refrigerator on the wall opposite holds industrial-sized jars of olives, racks of eggs, and metal trays of fresh produce, and a freezer is stocked with plastic bins of frozen fruit and vegetables. Prepared snacks like dried mangos, wasabi peas, gummy bears, and chocolate-covered nuts fill glass jugs on the center tables.

_____ (2022-05-19). President Ortega: CELAC Is A Meeting Point For Latin Americans. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega called for strengthening the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) as the most appropriate space for the meeting of the peoples and their governments of the region. | "Our starting point is CELAC. Now we need to strengthen it so that this community has more sovereignty and autonomy," he said during the celebrations for the 127th anniversary of the birth of Augusto Cesar Sandino, the hero of the Nicaraguan struggle against U.S. imperialism. | "CELAC was born with the strength and energy of the revolutionary processes that were multiplying in Lati…

_____ (2022-05-19). How The Construction Industry Preys On Workers Newly Released From Prison. popularresistance.org Bernard Callegari, a member of the Construction and Building Laborers' Local 79 union in New York City, argues that every laborer in his craft jurisdiction deserves to work safely, with dignity and a fair wage. This is why he knew the union needed to take action when its members began to notice that a particular kind of worker was being taken advantage of in the local construction industry. | "We noticed that there was a huge upswing in the workforce that was being used by these body shops, that they were focusing on and targeting the formerly incarcerated as a workforce to be exploited," said Callegari. This con…

_____ (2022-05-19). Report: Latinos Believe In Better Ways To Improve Safety Than Funding Police. popularresistance.org Almost all Latinos believe there are better ways to make their communities safer than simply funding police departments, according to a first-of-its-kind study conducted by Mijente and other groups. | In "Futuro y Esperanza: Latinx Perspectives on Policing and Safety," 93 percent of the Latinos surveyed believe that making their communities safer requires "investing money in things that prevent crime from happening in the first place, such as good schools, access to good-paying jobs, and affordable housing, instead of just funding police to respond to it."

_____ (2022-05-19). Talking Back: A Preemptive Response To Media Attacks On Defend The Atlanta Forest. popularresistance.org Perhaps it is not too early to say that the media spin against the current movement (which will be driven completely by whatever public relations firm the Police Foundation hires) will be poorly written and unimaginative. So completely has the consolidated media apparatus degraded over the last forty years, one can hardly imagine that police spokespersons, editors, or city representatives will manage to construct fascinating, clear-headed, or invigorating lies. Since the articles are all hidden behind paywalls, the real talking points must be reducible to headlines and captions alone. Lucky for them, considering…

_____ (2022-05-19). The New White Supremacist Consensus Part Two: Shootings in Buffalo Solidify the Consensus. popularresistance.org The incidents of mindless, mass carnage in the United States have become so routine that they do not even make national headlines unless the incident has a potential attention-grabbing twist. One of those dramatic twists is when the victims of a mass-shooting are from a common social identity and the perpetrator appeals to be motivated by hatred of the targeted group. This is what makes the shooting in Buffalo stand out. The authorities could not hide the fact that it was a hate crime and the media saw a juicy story, if only for a day or two. | However, for those of us who are members of communities and peoples w…

Andrew Emett (2022-05-19). Former Minneapolis cop pleads guilty to manslaughter during George Floyd arrest. nationofchange.org "His acknowledgment he did something wrong is an important step toward healing the wounds of the Floyd family, our community, and the nation."

Anonymous103 (2022-05-19). The Secret U.S.-&-UK War Against Europe. southfront.org | Written by Eric Zuesse | The secret U.S.-and-UK war against Europe is well documented but little known, and some conceptual and historical background is pre-requisite in order to understand that documentation. | Historically, nations which share the same currency don't go to war against one-another unless one of them is a colony of the other and is (like America's colonies were in 1776) in a revolution to establish its independence against the imperialist one of them. H…

Julián Pilatti (2022-05-19). The results are in after four years of the IMF agreement in Argentina. peoplesdispatch.org The entire loan was used to finance the foreign exchange crisis and did not help to fight inflation, stabilize the dollar or overcome inflation.

Paige Bennett (2022-05-19). New research could lead to solar panels that work at night. nationofchange.org "We do not yet have the miracle material that will make the thermoradiative diode an everyday reality, but we made a proof of principle and are eager to see how much we can improve on this result in the coming years."

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-19). Daily Round-Up | Pentagon finds 'no wrongdoing' in Syria airstrikes & other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Pentagon report on airstrikes in Syria that killed in Syria, US eases sanctions against Venezuela, Ola Bini's trial resumes, and Libya's PM retreats from Tripoli…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-19). Dispatches from the Congo: The struggle for justice for Patrick Lyoya. peoplesdispatch.org In April, Patrick Lyoya, a refugee from the DRC was murdered by a police officer in Michigan in the US. His family and activists have demanded justice for yet another murder of a Black man in the US. Kambale Musavuli talks about the murder in the context of the violence that killed millions in the DRC.

Tom Conway (2022-05-19). How America can stop violence against health care workers. nationofchange.org "The severity seems to keep going up. It doesn't go down."

When The Music Stops (2022-05-19). Saturday 6/25: 3rd Annual Music, Mental Health, & Pride Summit 2022. indybay.org SFJAZZ | 201 Franklin Street | San Francisco, CA 94102…

David Giesen (2022-05-19). Wednesday 5/18: Bernal Litterati [sic]: SF's longest-running prize-giving poetry gig. indybay.org outdoor amphitheater | (near Bernal Branch library) | 500 Cortland Avenue | San Francisco…

____ (2022-05-19). Discover Chinese treasures at National Museum. ecns.cn On the occasion of International Museum Day 2022, let's pay a visit to the National Museum of China, where exquisite collections reveal the country's fascinating history.

Staff (2022-05-19). Explosion reported near Khaliqdad School Mazar-i-Sharif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Local reports and witnesses suggest that an explosion took place near the Khaliqdad School in Mazar-i-Sharif on Thursday morning.

Staff (2022-05-19). Asociación Cubana de las Naciones Unidas convoca a foro de la sociedad civil sobre desarrollo sostenible. cubadebate.cu La Asociación Cubana de las Naciones Unidas (ACNU) convocó hoy a participar el próximo lunes en el III Foro de la Sociedad Civil Pensando Américas, centrado en cuestiones para un futuro resiliente y equitativo. La presidenta de la ACNU, Norma Goicochea, precisó que el evento tendrá lugar en la Biblioteca Nacional José Martí.

teleSUR, JDO, DRL (2022-05-19). Pdte. Raisi destaca carácter estratégico de relaciones Irán-Cuba. telesurtv.net El pdte. iraní recibió al vice primer ministro cubano, Ricardo Cabrisas, quien se halla en visita oficial a esa nación.

teleSUR, pgv, MM (2022-05-19). El legado de Malcolm X para la lucha afroamericana en EE.UU. telesurtv.net Malcolm X, uno de los líderes más importantes de la comunidad afroamericana de EE.UU., entregó su vida al activismo social.

Sean Callebs (2022-05-19). The Heat: Northern Ireland Politics. america.cgtn.com Elections for Northern Ireland's Assembly earlier this month resulted in an historic outcome. For the first time in the history of the state, a nationalist party that seeks the unification of Northern Ireland with the Republic of Ireland came out on top. Sinn Fein won …

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-19). Alabama Congresswomen Sewell Announces National Park Service Success. indybay.org As we prepare to host The World Conference of Mayors, Inc., Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance to San Diego, California the blessed news as we ramp up our National Campaign for Rosa Louise McCauley Parks Day of Observance…

Talking Points Memo (2022-05-19). Thursday 5/26: Roe v. Wade: How We Got Here and What's Next for Abortion Rights. indybay.org Online event – FREE…

Staff (2022-05-19). ISIL terrorists attack in Mosul leaves 2 wounded. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Iraqi media reported on Thursday that at least 2 people were injured in an explosion committed by ISIL terrorists in northern Iraq.

Staff (2022-05-19). Festival Boleros de Oro 2022 se celebrará del 23 al 26 de junio. cubadebate.cu El Festival Boleros de Oro 2022 reunirá a cantantes, compositores, investigadores, artistas y especialistas de Cuba durante su edición prevista del 23 al 26 de junio. Auspiciado por la Asociación de Músicos de la Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba, el evento celebra los cien años de la Radio Cubana y del cantautor César Portillo de la Luz.

____ (2022-05-18). Japan told to uphold agreements. ecns.cn Bilateral cooperation between Japan and the United States should not undermine China's sovereignty, security and development interests, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday.

Staff (2022-05-19). Ríos intermitentes y Magdalena Campos. cubadebate.cu Matanzas fue el emporio azucarero cubano del siglo XVIII: los ingenios, las plantaciones, el puerto, el mar… Miles de esclavos fueron traídos hasta su tierra, a engendrar una prosperidad tan injusta como fundacional. Al mismo tiempo que se derramaba sangre, nacía una cultura de resistencia y diálogo que emergió en rumba, poetas, cantores, pensadores, libertadores y artistas.

US Department of Justice (2022-05-19). Video: Pfizer Has a Criminal Record. Is It Relevant? globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | . | . | Introductory note | In September 2009,

Ellen Brown (2022-05-19). A Reset that Serves the People (Part 2). dissidentvoice.org Instead of buying into the World Economic Forum's dystopian "Great Reset," we can build an alternative system with a mandate to serve the people. This is part two to a May 4, 2022 article called "A Monetary Reset Where the Rich Don't Own Everything," the gist of which was that national and global debt levels are …

noreply (2022-05-19). Ah, The "Backtracking" By Khodaryonok. smoothiex12.blogspot.com I seldom post here anything from a human brothel of CNN, but I do now because it is symptomatic. Make no mistake, no person of basic ethics and integrity would go to work for CNN, but after a major (in their minds) informational "coup" with Mr. Khodaryonok's recent "revelations", CNN tries to make a case that Khodaryonok's "backtracking" is some kind of "Putin's regime" pressure. Of course it is not, despite CNN producing copious amounts of BS on anything Russia related, which this report is an Exhibit A of these beaten to death tropes. No, Khodaryonok started to backtrack because he is a coward and defeatist, an…

Staff (2022-05-19). Muere Vangelis, famoso compositor de Carrozas de Fuego y Blade Runner. cubadebate.cu El compositor griego Vangelis, conocido por sus célebres composiciones para películas como Carrozas de fuego y Blade Runner, murió a los 79 años. Considerado uno de los padres de la música de base electrónica, Vangelis también compuso el himno del mundial de fútbol de 2002 y la banda sonora de la película 1492: la Conquista del Paraíso.

Staff (2022-05-19). Iran, Azerbaijan discuss boosting economic ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — The Iranian Foreign Minister and the Azerbaijan First Deputy Prime Minister called for boosting Tehran-Baku economic ties, especially in the energy and transportation sectors.

Unicorn Riot (2022-05-19). "Cop City" General Contractors' Offices Attacked. unicornriot.ninja

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Ask the Mayo Mom: Polycystic kidney disease can affect children, too. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited disorder where clusters of cysts develop within the kidneys, causing the kidneys to enlarge and lose function over time. The cysts, which are noncancerous sacs containing fluid, vary in size, and they can grow to be large. This disorder can occur in children and adults. The two main types of polycystic kidney disease, caused by different genetic flaws, are: Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Signs and symptoms of ADPKD often develop…

teleSUR, DRL (2022-05-19). Denuncian pacto entre Gobierno de El Salvador y pandillas. telesurtv.net La finalización del presunto pacto entre Nayib Bukele y una de las maras terminó en el violento fin de semana de marzo.

Burn A Light Productions (2022-05-19). Sunday 5/22: Castro Theatre free premiere of 'The Ruth Brinker Story' about legendary SF AIDS activist. indybay.org Castro Theatre | 429 Castro St | San Francisco, CA 94114…

Fave Photos (2022-05-19). Handmaids and Hangers at Bay Area Bans Off Our Bodies Protests. indybay.org Protesters painted bloody hangers on placards to symbolize the dangerous measures people resorted to in order to terminate pregnancies before Roe. "This is not about abortion" read one sign. Demonstrators know bans on abortion are just the beginning of extremist right wing attempt to take total control.

Staff (2022-05-19). Moscow expels 5 Portuguese diplomats in tit-for-tat move. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday that it was expelling five Portuguese diplomats in response to Lisbon ordering out 10 Russians last month.

Staff (2022-05-19). Ancelotti muestra ilusión por final de la Champions. cubadebate.cu El entrenador del Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, mostró hoy su ilusión por estar en la final de la Champions, en la conferencia de prensa previa al duelo ante el Betis para el cierre de LaLiga. También aseguró hoy que tiene decidido el equipo que alineará en la final de la Liga de Campeones ante el Liverpool, el 28 de mayo en París.

____ (2022-05-18). Cities take on Omicron with ramped-up testing. ecns.cn An increasing number of Chinese cities have been performing regular nucleic acid testing among their residents to reinforce the defense against the spread of the Omicron variant.

Staff (2022-05-19). Arturo O ¥Farrill: El crimen de matar de hambre a un pueblo es una de las manchas más atroces en una ya fea historia. cubadebate.cu Cubadisco me invitó a actuar y celebrar el centenario de mi padre, Chico O'Farrill…Vi orgullo cultural, dignidad corporativa, sin armas de fuego, aceptación, y sí, pobreza brutalmente exacerbada por el embargo de los Estados Unidos. Es la misma Cuba por la que me han recibido durante dos décadas.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Springtime allergies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I love the changing seasons and am looking forward to the warmer days of spring. Unfortunately, I am often miserable because of seasonal allergies. What can I do to keep the box of tissues at bay and enjoy the springtime weather? ANSWER: As we flip the calendars to April and May, spring is in the air. Warmer springtime temperatures mean that trees bud, flowers bloom and grass grows. And people often are more active…

Staff (2022-05-19). Pensar a Martí, a 127 años de su caída en combate. cubadebate.cu Cada nuevo aniversario de la caída en combate de José Martí conduce a los seguidores de su obra y ejemplo a repasar su legado, que es el modo mejor de rendirle homenaje. Con él se cumple soberanamente lo que dijera respecto a los ocho estudiantes de Medicina, en su discurso conocido como "Los pinos nuevos", pronunciado en el Liceo Cubano, de Tampa, el 27 de noviembre de 1891: "Otros lamenten la muerte necesaria: yo creo en ella como la almohada, y la levadura, y el triunfo de la vida."

teleSUR, SH (2022-05-19). Apagón afecta áreas de El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras. telesurtv.net La falla electrica provocó un apagón en distintos puntos del departamento de San Salvador y en el area metropolitana de la capital de Guatemala.

____ (2022-05-18). Chinese FM urges Japan to remove factors disrupting ties. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday called on Japan to remove disturbances that undermine China-Japan relations, and work with China to maintain their hard-won friendship.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Check moles during Skin Cancer Awareness Month. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MANKATO, Minn. — Learning your ABCs can alert you to changes in moles that could signal melanoma — the most serious type of skin cancer. For Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May, Mayo Clinic Health System is reminding people that while most moles are harmless and rarely become cancerous, monitoring them is still an important step in detecting skin cancer, especially malignant melanoma. Moles generally appear during childhood and adolescence, and most people have 10…

____ (2022-05-19). Senior Chinese legislator mourns UAE President at embassy. ecns.cn A senior Chinese legislator on Thursday mourned the passing of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the UAE embassy in China.

____ (2022-05-18). China's tallest tree found in Tibet. ecns.cn A 83.2-meter-high tree has recently been found in Zayu County in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, setting a new record for the tallest tree in China, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-19). Imperial computer science and engineering research best in UK: REF 2021. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's Faculty of Engineering is celebrating its research being ranked best in the UK for both computer science and engineering.

____ (2022-05-19). China, Cuba enjoy excellent bilateral relations: Chinese ambassador. ecns.cn China and Cuba enjoy excellent bilateral relations in keeping with the historic links that unite the two nations, Chinese Ambassador to Cuba Ma Hui said Wednesday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Ear infections after swimming. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I swim for exercise and relaxation. I try to get in the pool about three times a week. Recently, I have begun to have episodes where it feels like water is still in my ear. Then my ear becomes red and painful. A friend suggested I might have swimmer's ear. Is this something that is easy to treat? Do I need to stop swimming? ANSWER: Swimmer's ear is an infection in the outer ear…

____ (2022-05-18). Chinese envoy urges prioritizing development in Sahel. ecns.cn A Chinese envoy on Wednesday called for prioritizing development in the Sahel region.

Staff (2022-05-19). US military convoys attacked in Al Diwaniyah, Samawah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Two US military logistics convoys have been targeted in Iraq's Al Diwaniyah and Samawah cities, local sources reported on Thursday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic expert's advice for parents during baby formula shortage. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Infant caregivers are finding empty store shelves where baby formula was once stocked. They may be turning to online searches and even alternative solutions, such as making homemade baby formula. While it may sound like a good idea, Dr. Kelsey Klaas, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician, says feeding your baby homemade formula is not safe for multiple reasons. Watch: Mayo Clinic expert offers advice during baby formula shortage. youtu.be/zP_PeQpndxs Journalists: Broadcast-quality video is available in the…

teleSUR, DRL (2022-05-19). Iglesia Católica de EE.UU. indemniza a víctimas de abuso sexual. telesurtv.net La Arquidiócesis de Santa Fe llegó a un acuerdo tentativo por abusos sexuales por valor de 121,5 millones de dólares.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Minute: Muskmelons are full of flavor, nutrients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org They might have a smelly-sounding name, but muskmelons, like cantaloupes and honeydew, are actually sweet fruits full of flavor and nutrients. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/v5e-9ENHcjY Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Muskmelon is an overarching term that includes cantaloupe and honeydew. These fruits provide a wealth of health benefits, including antioxidant support for your immune system. They…

teleSUR, DRL (2022-05-19). Apagones por déficit de generación afectan R. Dominicana. telesurtv.net También se ha producido un aumento en la tarifa eléctrica calificado de "abusivo e improcedente" por la población.

____ (2022-05-18). 5 million shared bikes using Beidou-based chips. ecns.cn More than 5 million shared bikes on the Chinese mainland are using positioning and navigation services enabled by the country's Beidou Navigation Satellite System, according to an industry insider.

____ (2022-05-19). 1,401 birth anniversary of founder of firecrackers commemorated in Jiangxi. ecns.cn Having a history of fireworks production of more than 1,300 years , Shangli County of Jiangxi is regarded as the birthplace of China's fireworks and crackers.

Staff (2022-05-19). Zionsit missile systems shoot down its drone near Lebanon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — While the Zionist media claimed that the Zionist regime had shot down a Hezbollah drone near Lebanon borders, it turned out that the regime's missile systems had targeted an Israeli drone in Galilee skies.

____ (2022-05-18). Exhibitors look forward to CIIE in Nov. ecns.cn As gallant Shanghai fights its way out of the Omicron outbreak, multinational exhibitors at the China International Import Expo have expressed hope they will be able to participate in the fifth edition of the trade fair in November.

Staff (2022-05-19). Daniel Ortega: A Nicaragua no le estimula participar en la IX Cumbre de las Américas. cubadebate.cu El presidente de Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, aseguró que a Nicaragua no le estimula participar en la próxima Cumbre de las Américas donde se pretende excluir a su país, además de Cuba y Venezuela. Ortega aludió al respeto y dijo que no se le debe rogar al gobierno de Estados Unidos para participar en su Cumbre.

Kerry Smith (2022-05-19). 'Democracy is worth it': Pat O'Shane calls for remote polling booths to be staffed. greenleft.org.au Kuku Yalanji woman Pat O'Shane has slammed the reported failure to find staff for polling booths in Cape York communities. Kerry Smith reports.

teleSUR, hvh, DRL (2022-05-19). México valora de positiva reunión con asesor de la Casa Blanca. telesurtv.net En la reunión se discutió la visión de oportunidades de la cumbre para el continente y la invitación a todos los países.

teleSUR, SH (2022-05-19). Presidente ucraniano prorroga ley marcial por 90 días. telesurtv.net Zelenski comentó que las ciudades ucranianas que se encuentran bajo el control de Rusia, serán recuperadas por las fuerzas militares de su país.

____ (2022-05-18). Declines in most major air pollutants recorded. ecns.cn China recorded declines in the density of all major air pollutants apart from ozone in the first four months of this year, and forecasts show that the hazardous gas will remain a primary air pollutant in many areas across the country.

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-19). Pentagon Grilled Over Lack of Accountability for Civilian Casualties in Syria Airstrike. news.antiwar.com Pentagon spokesman John Kirby was Last year, The New York Times

____ (2022-05-18). Clusters continue to produce infections. ecns.cn The infection clusters in Beijing continue to yield more cases, making up the bulk of the daily caseload.

Paulo Cabral (2022-05-19). See how an NGO protects araucaria forests in Brazil. america.cgtn.com Forestry engineer Pablo Hoffmann won an international award from the British Whitley Fund for Nature this year for his efforts to protect Brazil's araucaria forests. Find out more.

____ (2022-05-18). More ancient relics from Sanxingdui ruins unveiled. ecns.cn A "robotic dog" shaped like a bronze mythical creature makes its debut at Yibin Museum, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 18, 2022.

____ (2022-05-19). Both U.S., China benefit from bilateral commercial ties: U.S. business leader. ecns.cn Both the United States and China were better off for the development and success of bilateral commercial relations over the past few decades, a U.S. business leader said on Wednesday.

____ (2022-05-19). Traditional performance staged in Fuzhou. ecns.cn Visitors watch a traditional performance at the Three Lanes and Seven Alleys, a street district featuring a cluster of ancient residential buildings and the largest well-preserved historical district in China, May 18, 2022.

teleSUR, egv, MJR, SH, DRL (2022-05-19). Cuba y América Latina conmemoran el legado de José Martí. telesurtv.net El ensayo "Nuestra América" es una de las obras más reconocidas de José Martí y la de mayor vigencia en la actualidad.

Staff (2022-05-19). La muerte en combate de José Martí en el general español José Ximénez de Sandoval y Ballange. cubadebate.cu Mis soldados le dieron muerte gloriosa en noble combate y a su cadáver en mi poder se le rodeó de cuantas consideraciones merecen los muertos y en especial los que fueron en vida genios como José Martí.[…] No soy yo, sin embargo, el llamado a recordar en épicos cantos al pueblo cubano la nobleza y valía de aquel Apóstol de su causa; ilustres hombres de probada inteligencia tiene Cuba y ellos con mejores facultades pueden hacerlo y lo harán seguramente, para honrar, honrándose, la memoria de un mártir de su patria y para conocimiento y ejemplo de futuras generaciones.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Sharing Mayo Clinic: A heart patient's fall picks up something big. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mitch Prust has fond memories of spending long hours hiking the trails at his getaway in northwestern Wisconsin, but during a visit in late September, it's what he didn't remember that put him on a new path. It was not hours or minutes; it was just a few seconds. While this was a short lapse of time, the positive result of this experience will last a lifetime. Around 9 p.m. while walking through the woods…

Staff (2022-05-19). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Thursday, May 19.

Art Persyko (2022-05-19). Tuesday 5/17: Unmet Needs of SF's Homeless Seniors: What to do? indybay.org us02web.zoom.us/j/85293012012?pwd=V2RYQ2xvR085anBiZkh6UE94ZVdrUT09; Meeting ID: 852 9301 2012; Passcode: 140151 | Phone 1 669 900 9128; Meeting ID: 852 9301 2012; Passcode: 140151…

Mayelli Rocha (2022-05-19). Ads and Body Image in Society. indybay.org This article highlights on how ads and society have created an image for women that is considered to be this "perfect image". It also mentions mental health issues that can come with wanting this perfect image.

Staff (2022-05-19). El tiempo: Chubascos y tormentas eléctricas en gran parte del país. cubadebate.cu 🌦Amanecerá parcialmente nublado en gran parte del país, nublándose en Isla de la Juventud desde la mañana, con algunas lluvias. Desde el final de la mañana se nublará gradualmente en gran parte del país, con chubascos y tormentas eléctricas, que serán numerosos desde Pinar del Río hasta Sancti Spíritus, y fuertes en algunas localidades.

teleSUR, ldp, SH (2022-05-19). Detectan primer caso de viruela del mono en Estados Unidos. telesurtv.net Es una "una enfermedad viral rara" que provoca síntomas similares a los de la gripe, acompañados de erupción cutánea.

Central Coast Rising (2022-05-19). Monterey Rallies for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Beautiful, historic Colton Hall was the setting for an event in Monterey that drew supporters on a day of action that may well go down in history. It was built in 1849 to be a public school and town meeting hall.

teleSUR, ldp, SH (2022-05-19). G7 discute sobre ayuda financiera a Ucrania. telesurtv.net El ministro de Finanzas de Alemania declaró que el monto ayudará a "asegurar la capacidad de pagos de Ucrania".

____ (2022-05-19). WHO alerts as more monkeypox cases reported in Britain. ecns.cn The World Health Organization (WHO) issued an alert Wednesday night warning that more cases of the monkeypox virus could be reported in Britain.

4reproductiverights (2022-05-19). Look Who's Marching in Mountain View. indybay.org March starting point was Caltrain Station and ending point was Gateway Park. Time to line the ECR! | Mountain View, CA…

____ (2022-05-19). Asian elephant Molly quarantined at Kunming Zoo. ecns.cn Kunming Zoo announced on Wednesday that Asia elephant Molly has undertaken a comprehensive health examination after returning to the zoo on Monday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Consumer Health: Osteoporosis and exercise. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease. Osteoporosis affects approximately 10 million people in the U.S., 80% of whom are women, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over or coughing, can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the…

Othering & Belonging Institute UC Berkeley (2022-05-19). Monday 5/23: Disability Justice: The Process of Creating the Disability & Intersectionality Summit. indybay.org Online event – FREE…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates to ease physician shortage in Florida and around the country. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Jacksonville, FL — Medical students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, a national medical school, are taking part in the first tri-site commencement this year. The first full cohort of students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine — Florida Campus are graduating on Sunday, May 15. This innovative program allows students to complete their first two years of didactic study in Arizona or Minnesota and finish the final two years of clinical study…

____ (2022-05-18). NDRC to step up push for building national unified market. ecns.cn China's accelerated push for building a national unified market will create broader development space for all players, including foreign businesses, signaling a key step to deepen market-oriented reforms and foster high-quality development.

____ (2022-05-18). Customs in 5 cities to clear cargo for Shanghai. ecns.cn Customs authorities in five major cities in the Yangtze River Delta region-Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Ningbo and Hefei-have adopted mutual recognition of each other's clearance processes for cargo related to companies on Shanghai's white list of businesses that can resume operations.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-05-19). Músico griego Vangelis fallece en París a los 79 años de edad. telesurtv.net Compuso temas de culto como el principal de la banda sonora del film Carrozas de fuego, con el cual ganó un premio Oscar.

teleSUR, MER (2022-05-19). Elena Poniatowska, cinco de sus libros que debes leer. telesurtv.net La autora francesa-mexicana Elena Poniatowska, quien nació un 19 de mayo de 1932, es reconocida por la diversidad de género en sus obras, lo que le ha hecho merecedora del Premio Cervantes 2013.

Unicorn Riot (2022-05-19). 'Bolsonaro Never Again' Protests Come Among New Wave in Government Scandals. unicornriot.ninja

Megan Lucas, Romelly Rivera, Zakayya Nichols (2022-05-19). How Foster Care Affects Outcomes in Adulthood. indybay.org This article takes a look at the Foster Care system, and how it can affect life in adulthood.

National Mobilization for ReproductiveJustice (2022-05-19). Taking It To the Streets for Reproductive Justice for ALL! indybay.org Tye-Leigha from the National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice making the connections to how the attack on Roe v. Wade is connected to attacks on trans folk, people of color, and marginalized folks. | Video 1: 22…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Expert alert: Outpatient joint replacement surgery benefits patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Outpatient surgery may be an option for people who are having their hips, knees or other joints replaced. It is part of a trend in orthopedic surgery to move total joint arthroplasty, commonly known as joint replacement, from inpatient to outpatient surgery. Patients benefit from the shorter hospital stay, and they are more satisfied recovering at home. A decade ago, a patient who had a knee or hip replacement would likely stay…

Jason Ditz (2022-05-19). Israel DM Seeks More US Actions Against Iran. news.antiwar.com Visiting DC to meet with his US counterpart, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz pushed for the Gantz argued anti-Iran actions could lead to a "significant change" with improved cooperation. Defense Secretary Austin reiterated his commitment to Israeli security. | The US had other matters to raise, including the violent Israeli crackdown on the funeral of a slain al-Jazeera journalist. The indic…

Curtis Daly (2022-05-19). Mass media fuelled Buffalo shooting. thecanary.co A white supremacist conspiracy theory is at the heart of the recent racist mass shooting in the US. By

____ (2022-05-19). Chinese premier extends congratulations to new French PM. ecns.cn Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday congratulated Elisabeth Borne on her appointment as French prime minister.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Science Saturday: Using metal detectors to ward off wayward specimens. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Histology Laboratory in Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology processes more than 350,000 paraffin-embedded blocks every year as lab staff prepare tissue slides for pathologists to evaluate. Each of those blocks represents a patient waiting for answers. Although lost specimens within the Histology Lab are rare — less than one-half of 1% are ever misplaced — if even one specimen goes missing, it has the potential to be devastating for that patient. "We're aiming for zero….

Gustav Viktor Smigielski, Heinrich Frei (2022-05-19). The Great Reboot and Investing in Death. indybay.org The World Economic Forum (WEF) continues to propagate a highly hierarchized society in which the most powerful actors decide how society should develop – far removed from democratic processes. The class of owners wants to expand its influence through the corporations it owns and make it quasi-legal. The US is now spending $100K per minute on new nuclear weapons!

teleSUR, JDO (2022-05-19). Universitarios de Ecuador exigen aumento salarial para docentes. telesurtv.net Colmaron varios espacios públicos de la capital para reclamar se aplique la LOEI y equiparación salarial para maestros.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-19). Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. at Negro Bar State Historic Park. indybay.org Enslaved and Free, people of African Descent played a profound role in authentic California History. US Army Corp of Topographical Engineers led by John C. Fremont testimony shows the placement of the "African Founding Father of California" and so many "hidden figures" soon valued and preserved at Negro Bar State Historic Park in a good way. Negro Hill, Mormon Island and Negro Bar, Gold Mining Towns on the way to California Statehood, September 9, 1850.

PACT (2022-05-19). Tuesday 5/17: Renters Rights Workshop – Fight Evictions & Access Housing! indybay.org In Person: Most Holy Trinity, San Jose, CA – Santisma Trinidad | Virtual: Zoom link us02web.zoom.us/j/89645398548?pwd=c3pCVHgyb09CdjM0dzAzMGIyaTZFQ

____ (2022-05-19). Zhengzhou-Wanzhou high-speed railway enters trial. ecns.cn The Xiangyang East to Badong section of the Zhengzhou-Chongqing high-speed railway officially entered trial operation recently, marking the countdown to the opening of the whole line.

____ (2022-05-18). Shanghai resumes more train services. ecns.cn Shanghai resumed seven train services on Wednesday, bringing the total operational rail lines departing Shanghai to 20.

Staff (2022-05-19). Raeisi stresses using capacities to boost Tehran-Cuba coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Tehran-Havana relations are strategic, president Raeisi said, calling for developing cooperation between Iran and Cuba in all fields by using the numerous capacities and potential of the two countries.

Jake Johnson (2022-05-19). In Telling Slip, George W. Bush Condemns the 'Unjustified and Brutal Invasion of Iraq'. commondreams.org "It's hard to get past the nihilistic evil of killing hundreds of thousands, making millions into refugees, and turning it into stand-up to defuse the awkwardness of your hypocrisy," responded one journalist.

____ (2022-05-18). Japan OKs controversial Fukushima water release. ecns.cn Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday approved a widely controversial plan to release Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water into the sea just as International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi arrived in the country to discuss it.

The Canary (2022-05-19). Grenfell Tower families 'enraged' by Government plan to retain 'stay put' policy. thecanary.co Bereaved relatives of the Grenfell Tower blaze have said they are "enraged" by Government plans to keep the controversial "stay put" policy instead of adopting an inquiry recommendation. | Grenfell United has criticised new Home Office papers which outline its reasons for retaining the policy — meaning that residents of most buildings should wait for rescue services rather than leaving in the event of a fire. | This goes against a recommendation from Phase 1 of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry — published in October 2019 — which advises the Government to place a legal obligation on building owners to…

Staff (2022-05-19). Qatari culture minister visits Tehran Intl. Book Fair. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Heading a high-ranking delegation, the Qatari minister of culture visited Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) on Thursday.

Maryam Jameela (2022-05-19). Prevent leak is horrifying business as usual. thecanary.co The government-commissioned Prevent review led by William Shawcross For anyone who has paid any attention at al…

Staff (2022-05-19). Rinden homenaje a José Martí en cementerio Santa Ifigenia, de Santiago de Cuba (+Fotos). cubadebate.cu Ante el mausoleo que resguarda los restos del Apóstol en la necrópolis Santa Ifigenia, se depositaron ofrendas florales a título del primer secretario del Comité Central del Partido y presidente de la República, Miguel Díaz-Canel, del presidente de la ANPP y del Consejo de Estado, Esteban Lazo, del General de Ejército Raúl Castro y del pueblo cubano.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-05-19). Destacan novedades de reciente censo de población en Argentina. telesurtv.net El primer censo bimodal aplicado en esa nación. Unos 652.000 censistas visitaron alrededor de 15 millones de viviendas.

____ (2022-05-18). U.S. denies leak on China Eastern crash. ecns.cn The United States National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed with China's civil aviation authority that no investigation information regarding a crashed China Eastern Airline plane was provided to media.

teleSUR, jm, HR, JGN (2022-05-19). øQué remedios naturales ayudan a combatir la hepatitis?>. telesurtv.net La hepatitis es considerada la infección más común del mundo, con un tercio de la población padeciendo alguna de sus derivaciones.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Managing nosebleeds. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter seems to be prone to nosebleeds, and I am unsure why. She is 19 and has allergies. Over the past few months, she has experienced several nosebleeds that lasted a long time. She has had no trauma to her nose. Why does this happen, and how can I help her? ANSWER: At some point, almost everyone will experience a nosebleed, also known as epistaxis. They are fairly common, especially during dry winter…

teleSUR, JDO (2022-05-19). Turquía no apoya el ingreso de Suecia y Finlandia a la OTAN. telesurtv.net Ankara asegura que esos países apoyan a grupos que considera terroristas, a los cuales provee ayuda militar y financiera.

____ (2022-05-19). New airport commissioned in SW China's Sichuan. ecns.cn An Airbus 320 aircraft of Chengdu Airlines landed at the Dazhou Jinya Airport Thursday, marking the launch of the new airport in the mountainous city of Dazhou, southwest China's Sichuan Province.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Minute: How lifestyle changes may help manage menopause symptoms. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The average healthy woman begins menopause at 51, though some women will begin in their 40s or in their late 50s. It's a natural biological process that marks the time a woman ends her menstrual cycle. During National Women's Health Week, health care professionals at Mayo Clinic want to remind all women that mood swings, hot flashes and difficulty sleeping are common symptoms that can be effectively managed with hormone therapy. Lifestyle changes also can…

____ (2022-05-19). Panchen Rinpoche attends religious activities in Tibet. ecns.cn Panchen Erdeni Chos-kyi rGyal-po on Wednesday attended religious activities in the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital city of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

Staff (2022-05-19). Inicia vice primer ministro cubano visita oficial a Turquía. cubadebate.cu El vice primer ministro, Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, inició hoy una visita oficial a la República de Turquía con el objetivo de profundizar los históricos vínculos existentes entre ambas naciones y pueblos, pasar revista al estado de las relaciones económicas, comerciales, financieras y de cooperación y examinar las potenciales existentes para su desarrollo.

____ (2022-05-19). Removing tariffs on China in fundamental interests of U.S.: MOC. ecns.cn It is in the fundamental interest of U.S. consumers and enterprises that the country removes tariffs on China under the current situation of high inflation, said the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on Thursday.

Anti Police-Terror Project & CRC (2022-05-19). Wednesday 5/18: Solidarity With Buffalo from Oakland, California – A Vigil & Healing Circle. indybay.org Oscar Grant Plaza, outside of Oakland City Hall, Oakland CA, 94642…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Researchers seek to improve success of chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A study published by researchers from Mayo Clinic Cancer Center at Mayo Clinic in Florida and Case Western, Cleveland Medical Center, investigates the reasons for decreasing remission rates for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma treated with chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy (CAR-T cell therapy). The study is published in Cancer Discovery. "CAR-T cell therapy is a promising treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, especially for patients who have relapsed or those who have not responded…

____ (2022-05-19). New ocean research vessel launched in Guangzhou. ecns.cn The world's first intelligent unmanned vehicle carrier — named Zhuhaiyun by Chen Dake, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences — was launched on Wednesday in Guangzhou, Guangdong province.

Jim Spellman (2022-05-19). See why Asian Americans don't get mental health treatment. america.cgtn.com Behind the culture and traditions, Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the U.S. are struggling with mental health issues. See why they don't go to therapy.

teleSUR, hvh, DRL (2022-05-19). Concentración masiva recibe a Gustavo Petro en Bucaramanga. telesurtv.net El candidato de la coalición Pacto Histórico afirmó que: "Ha llegado el momento de cambiar la historia de la Nación".

____ (2022-05-19). Xi highlights sci-tech self-reliance, cultural confidence in letter to scholars returning from overseas. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping has highlighted efforts to build up China's scientific and technological self-reliance and enhance cultural confidence.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Expert Alert: Getting back into the swing of golf. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — This time of year, Sanjeev Kakar, M.D., a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, starts seeing many injuries among people inspired by watching golf and other stick-handling sports. "The weather is changing. Major golf tournaments are on television. Local courses have opened. People are excited to be playing again," says Dr. Kakar, who specializes in hand and wrist injuries. "People run to the range and hit hundreds of balls in a short period of…

____ (2022-05-18). Xi urges global governance reforms. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping called on Wednesday for reforms of the global governance system guided by the principle of fairness and justice, reiterating that China's resolve to open up at a high standard remains unchanged.

Staff (2022-05-19). Las claves sobre la viruela del mono, el extraño virus detectado en Europa y Norteamérica. cubadebate.cu La aparición de un caso del virus de la viruela del mono en Reino Unido el 7 de mayo encendió las alarmas. Con el correr de los días, la enfermedad comenzó a propagarse y ya se identificaron nueve infectados en ese país. Estados Unidos, España y Portugal también han detectado casos. øQué es la viruela del mono y cuáles son sus síntomas?

Staff (2022-05-19). Iran's 'domestically manufactured' Simorgh aircraft unveiled. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — The "Simorgh" transport aircraft, built by the specialists of the Iran Aviation Industries Organization was unveiled in the presence of Iran's Minister of Defense in Isfahan province.

Staff (2022-05-19). US, Canada, Switzerland sanctions cause of global crisises. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — The United States, Canada, and Switzerland unleashed the current worldwide surge in energy and food prices, and they shoulder responsibility for global crises to come, the Russian State Duma Speaker said.

____ (2022-05-19). China issues guideline on promoting high-quality meteorological development. ecns.cn China's State Council has issued a guideline on fostering the high-quality development of meteorology, vowing to achieve meteorological modernization through the use of smart technologies by 2035.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Minute: Can uterine fibroids affect pregnancy? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A uterine fibroid is a benign or noncancerous growth of the muscle portion of the uterus. While common, they may cause pain and excessive bleeding, and concerns about fertility and pregnancy for some. Dr. Michelle Louie, a Mayo Clinic gynecologic surgeon and fibroid specialist, says it is important to know your treatment options and work with a specialist. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute. youtu.be/RjubdzreMOE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (: 57) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Immunotherapy may play role in treating nonmetastatic gastroesophageal cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Immunotherapy has transformed treatment for patients with stage 4 metastatic esophageal and gastric cancers. In patients with these malignancies, immunotherapy has been shown to prolong survival when patients' tumors exhibit a high expression of an immune-related protein called PD-L1. Researchers are now investigating whether immunotherapy benefits patients who do not have stage 4 metastatic disease. In these patients, tumors have not spread to distant organs. A study highlighting this research is published…

____ (2022-05-19). Iran become self-sufficient in nuclear fuel cycle: Eslami. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Stating that Leader of the Islamic Revolution supported nuclear science and technology for years, Chief of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said that Iran has presently become self-sufficient in nuclear fuel cycle.

Haymarket Books (2022-05-19). Wednesday 5/25: Community as Rebellion: Surviving Academia as a Woman of Color. indybay.org Online event – FREE…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-05-19). Honey extraction in S Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Jam County is one of the most desirable areas for beekeeping in Bushehr province due to its greenery, suitable climate, nature and mountains full of various flowers and seasonal plants.

Kelly Hayes (2022-05-19). Are You Preparing for a Post-"Roe" World? truthout.org "We are in truly dire straits right now. We are overwhelmed. We are overrun," says Robin Marty, Communications Director for the West Alabama Women's Center and author of The New Handbook For a Post-Roe America. In this episode of "Movement Memos," Marty and host Kelly Hayes talk about how people can prepare, personally and politically, for the realities of a post-Roe world. | Music by TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | Kelly Hayes: Welcome to "Mo…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-19). The World Conference of Mayors, Johnny Ford leads a Trade Delegation to San Diego. indybay.org Honorable Johnny Ford, Secretary General of The World Conference of Mayors will lead a Delegation to San Diego, California for Africa Unity Week and Collaboration Conference, at the Hilton Bayfront San Diego, California.

____ (2022-05-19). China to strengthen multiple supports for small, medium enterprises. ecns.cn China will ramp up multiple policy supports, including cutting costs and increasing funding, to help small and medium-sized companies tide over difficulties, officials told a press conference on Wednesday.

teleSUR- hvh, DRL (2022-05-19). Celebran el Día Nacional de la Comadrona en Guatemala. telesurtv.net El país cuenta actualmente con más de 20.000 comadronas las cuales cumplen un rol fundamental en sus comunidades.

teleSUR, HR, JGN (2022-05-19). Ho Chi Minh un referente de lucha para la historia mundial. telesurtv.net El líder vietnamita Ho Chi Minh dejó un gran legado en la historia mundial y en el pensamiento colectivo de su pueblo.

teleSUR, SH (2022-05-19). 771 ucranianos se rinden a tropas rusas en Azovstal, Mariúpol. telesurtv.net Según el Ministerio de Defensa ruso, alrededor de 1.730 combatientes ucranianos se han rendido a las fuerzas rusas que rodean la planta de Azovstal.

____ (2022-05-18). Scientists propose search for nearby habitable planets. ecns.cn Chinese scientists have proposed a space project to survey the sky through a space-borne telescope to hunt for habitable Earth-like planets outside our solar system about 32 light-years from Earth.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-19). Discover the Historic Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar, Sacramento County, California. indybay.org Since the California Gold Rush Era, the Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar, Sacramento California remains a crown jewel along today's American River Parkway; the debate will preserve or erase all authentic aspects of people of African Descent from California History.

Staff (2022-05-19). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Thursday, May 19.

____ (2022-05-18). Xi eyes greater ties with Netherlands. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages on Wednesday with King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of ambassadorial-level diplomatic relations between the two countries.

teleSUR- hvh, DRL (2022-05-19). Gobierno cubano reafirma rechazo a política excluyente de EE.UU. telesurtv.net El canciller cubano Bruno Rodríguez afirmó que la política de EE.UU hacia la región sigue regida por la Doctrina Monroe.

____ (2022-05-18). Domestic antiviral drug promising. ecns.cn A Chinese drug for treating patients infected by the Omicron variant has shown good results in terms of drug safety, tolerability and effectiveness in reducing viral shedding, or the amount of time that infected cells release reproduced viruses.

____ (2022-05-19). World's largest span railway flexible steel tunnel shed installed in SW China. ecns.cn The world's largest span railway flexible steel tunnel shed has been installed at the exit of a cliff tunnel of Longhai Railway at the junction of Northwest China's Gansu and Shaanxi provinces.

____ (2022-05-18). Colorful scenery of 'Dead Sea of China' in Shanxi. ecns.cn Aerial view of colorful salt lake of Yuncheng, world-famous inland salt lake known as "Dead Sea of China", Yuncheng, north China's Shanxi Province.

Staff (2022-05-19). Senado de EEUU aprueba 40 000 millones de dólares en ayuda para Ucrania. cubadebate.cu El Senado de Estados Unidos aprobó este jueves con amplia mayoría un gran paquete de 40 000 millones de dólares en ayuda militar y humanitaria para Ucrania, para responder al operativo militar ruso. El primer ministro británico, Boris Johnson, también anunció la decisión de entregar un paquete de ayuda militar valorado en 1 600 millones de dólares.

____ (2022-05-19). Scientists design aerial-aquatic robot, inspired by remora fish. ecns.cn A team of Chinese scientists along with their international counterparts have designed a robotic drone capable of crossing the air-water boundary and hitchhiking on surfaces.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-05-19). Parlamento venezolano investiga planes de invasión y magnicidio. telesurtv.net Confesiones de Mark Esper brindan evidencia de implicación de la Casa Blanca en acciones para desestabilizar a Venezuela.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Experience with mentors inspires Mayo Clinic fellow to help other medical trainees. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As a medical student in Mexico, Paola Suarez-Meade, M.D., wanted a career that included research and clinical work. But among her teachers, the most common career paths involved making a choice: treat patients or study disease. A fascination with stem cells prompted her to seek out a research opportunity in the U.S. with neurosurgeon Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., who runs the Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory at Mayo Clinic. Observing his work—treating patients…

Eric Zuesse (2022-05-19). The Secret U.S. & UK War Against Europe. moderndiplomacy.eu The secret U.S.-and-UK war against Europe is well documented but little known, and some conceptual and historical background is pre-requisite in order to understand that documentation. Historically, nations which share the same currency don't go to war against one-another unless one of them is a colony of the other and is (like America's colonies were …

Newsroom (2022-05-19). Nations must 'act together, urgently and with solidarity' to end crisis of food insecurity. moderndiplomacy.eu Hunger levels around the world are at "a new high", the UN chief said on Wednesday, in a call to action to fight the current surge in global food insecurity. During a ministerial meeting on global hunger taking pace at UN Headquarters in New York, Secretary-General António Guterres said the number of severely food insecure …

Naseem Javed (2022-05-19). Awakened Pakistan Now Needs National Mobilization of Entrepreneurialism. moderndiplomacy.eu No other time in the history of the nation, a single outsider built so much leadership in a real life and death game as did Captain Imran Khan. How he nationally mobilized the citizenry and delivered a clear message of solidarity to force change in a suddenly imposed government already so deeply rooted in institutionalized …

Vidhi Bubna (2022-05-19). Musings of a journalist — Part 3. moderndiplomacy.eu The entire idea of writing this is that as journalists we find ourselves finding and scratching other people's truths. However, we often escape from our own. The idea of writing this is to come closer to my own truth and to stay connected with it. Some good things have also happened since January. I believe …

Newsroom (2022-05-19). Triumph of Simulacra — How Deepfakes Aim to Rule Our Minds. moderndiplomacy.eu Deepfakes are famous for fake pornography and YouTube videos with dancing politicians. But how can else they challenge our society? Menace from the 90s According to Antispoofing Wiki The deepfake technology can be traced back to 1997 when the first digital face manipulation tool Video Rewrite was presented by the Interval Research Corporation. Funnily, the …

Matthew Kovacev (2022-05-19). How 4chan Radicalizes Youth and Grooms Them Towards Terrorism. moderndiplomacy.eu The image board was started in 2003 to discuss anime and various other topics but festered into a safe space for hateful rhetoric soon after. In the aftermath of yet another racially motivated mass shooting by a frequent user, its dangers have finally reached the mainstream. 4chan is an extremely unique website. It has been …

He Jun (2022-05-19). China's Policy Logic and Economic Rationale. moderndiplomacy.eu Authors: He Jun and Wei Hongxu Recently, Morgan Stanley mentioned that "we are standing at an important turning point in China's economy and capital market. The resetting of the underlying logic of the economy brought about by the new goals is marked by the supervision of Internet giants. China is changing the underlying logic of …

____ (2022-05-19). Canadian imperialism's fascist friends—Part 2: Hitler's accomplices, the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists. wsws.org The political-ideological fount of the fascist forces that are playing such a prominent and reactionary role in contemporary Ukraine, the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, supported the Nazis' war of annihilation against the Soviet Union. | , , | This is the second article in a multipart series., Click here for the first part.

____ (2022-05-19). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Call centre workers in Spain strike for pay rise as continuing healthcare workers' stoppages are joined by teachers' strikes over pay, conditions and funding; South African Sibanye-Stillwater gold miners' 11-week pay strike continues as tax collectors and bus workers threaten walk out; protests across Iran over cuts to food subsidies joined by teachers' protests for free education and bus drivers' strike in Tehran; educators walk out across France and in French schools abroad over pay, conditions and funding…

____ (2022-05-19). 10,000 healthcare workers strike in New Zealand. wsws.org The nationwide strike points to growing anger in the working class over the Labour Party-led government's austerity measures, the soaring cost of living, and the worsening death toll from COVID-19.

____ (2022-05-19). Australian workers and young people voice their support for the Socialist Equality Party's election campaign. wsws.org "I used to vote for major parties, but what you put forward is a good program" – Gary, Mallacoota…

____ (2022-05-19). As US daily COVID-19 cases surpass 100,000, White House makes clear that it will take no serious action. wsws.org The refusal of the American government to do anything to address the latest surge of COVID-19 underscores the basic truth that the fight against the pandemic will only be taken forward by the working class.

____ (2022-05-19). Inflation surge past 11 percent in UK a disaster for millions. wsws.org Numerous reports attest to acute social distress, including millions of people suffering soaring levels of hunger.

____ (2022-05-19). Biden administration says government has no role in producing baby formula amidst nationwide shortage. wsws.org Seeking to tamp down immense social anger, Biden's invocation of the Defense Production Act will do little to alleviate the immediate crisis while further exposing the bankruptcy of capitalism.

____ (2022-05-19). Australian unions promote illusions Labor will reverse wage decline. wsws.org The ACTU's feigned concern over wages is a cynical exercise to drum up support for the election of another pro-market Labor government.

____ (2022-05-19). Ontario construction workers demand unified struggle as trade unions keep strikers divided: "We need everybody to come out to strike" wsws.org Anger is mounting among the strikers over the role of the Labourers International Union of North America (LiUNA) and other unions, which are dividing workers by profession and even within the same local, by ordering some to remain on the job while others strike.

____ (2022-05-19). Australian postal workers support SEP candidates in federal election. wsws.org

____ (2022-05-19). UAW President Ray Curry sits on board of directors of Mercedes-Benz, parent company of Detroit Diesel. wsws.org The revelation of Curry's position on the board underscores the corrupt financial interests behind the UAW's adamant efforts to block a strike at Detroit Diesel.

____ (2022-05-19). Iowa BNSF rail workers speak out on impact of Hi Viz policy: "It's like your kids don't know who you are, your dog doesn't recognize you" wsws.org Workers placed no confidence in federal arbitration as a means to resolve Hi Viz and other issues in their favor, despite the efforts of the SMART and BLET unions to promote illusions in it.

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2022-05-19: News Headlines

Sebastian Garza (2022-05-19). Brookline teachers strike for one day, win three-year contract struggle. liberationnews.org In a single day strike, the BEU strike won a three year long struggle.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-19). NATO's Finest Using Civilians and Civilian Infrastructure as Shields. marktaliano.net READ MORE: MARIUPOL — CIVILIANS DENOUNCE THE CRIMES OF THE FIGHTERS OF THE NEO-NAZI AZOV REGIMENT/By Christelle Néant &#1 ; Mark Taliano ISIS/Al Qaeda in the Middle East and Ukraine's "Neo-Nazis": Two Sides of the Imperial Coin &#1 ; Mark Taliano…



Staff (2022-05-19). Disbelief as Mainstream Media Alleges Defeated Ukrainians Were 'Evacuated'. orinocotribune.com On May 16, the commander of the Azov regiment entrenched in the Azovstal plant, Denís Prokópenko, announced the surrender of the troops under his command in the face of the Russian siege. However, the headlines of international mainstream media outlets presented the news not as a surrender, but as an "evacuation." | For example, the following headlines appeared in Spanish-language outlets: | ‚Ä¢ "Ukraine evacuates 264 soldiers from the Azovstal steel mill" (RTVE, Spain's publicly owned media) | ‚Ä¢ "Ukraine abandons the fight in the Mariupol steelworks and evacuates 2 soldiers" (S…

_____ (2022-05-19). Nazism, the West, Ukraine. journal-neo.org Despite the lessons of World War II, unfortunately the author has to say that the events of the last eight years in and around Ukraine have demonstrated not only the vitality of Nazism, but also the desire of a number of Western leaders to revive it across the board. Since early 1930s, Western ruling circles …



Ajamu Baraka (2022-05-19). The new White supremacist consensus, Part 2: shootings in Buffalo solidify the consensus. mronline.org The latest mass shooter in Buffalo, New York was clearly a racist, and identified with Ukrainian and other neo-Nazis. But white supremacy has a stronger hold on European and U.S. society than is commonly acknowledged. The avowed racist is not the only problem.

Editor (2022-05-19). Did the CIA train Ukrainian torturers? mronline.org The matter raises suspicions about a possible "instruction" that would be transmitted by American intelligence to Ukrainian neo-Nazis on "how to torture".

Carol Lang (2022-05-19). Role Of The AFL-CIO Supporting The Histadrut & Its Support For Apartheid. indybay.org The Israeli corporatist Zionist trade union federation Histadrut has played an important role in supporting the apartheid system in Israel. The AFL-CIO leadership with the CIA has collaborated internationally to support US imperialism.

_____ (2022-05-19). Leading Artists Demand Accountability For Israel's Killing Of Abu Akleh. popularresistance.org More than a hundred artists, including Hollywood stars, acclaimed authors and prominent musicians, have condemned Israel's killing of esteemed Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. | Actors Susan Sarandon, Tilda Swinton, Mark Ruffalo, Kathryn Hahn and Steve Coogan are among the signatories to an open letter calling for "full accountability for the perpetrators of this crime and everyone involved in authorizing it". | Abu Akleh, well-known across the Arab world for her reporting on Israel's occupation and apartheid system, was shot dead last week while wearing a press vest. Israeli human rights group B'Tselem…



Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). Multi-Domain Operations: The US Wages Constant War and Across All Domains. libya360.wordpress.com Brian Berletic The United States has clearly transitioned militarily several times throughout its history, from the Cold War preparing to fight the Soviet Union using massive maneuver warfare to using the military that existed at the end of the Cold War to decimate the Iraqi army in the 1990's, to shifting to a "small wars"…

_____ (2022-05-19). How Europe Was Pushed Towards Economic Suicide. popularresistance.org As Michael Hudson, a research professor of Economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City, wrote in early February, before Russia's intervention in Ukraine: | America no longer has the monetary power and seemingly chronic trade and balance-of-payments surplus that enabled it to draw up the world's trade and investment rules in 1944-45. | The threat to U.S. dominance is that China, Russia and Mackinder's Eurasian World Island heartland are offering better trade and investment opportunities than are available from the United States | The most glaring example is the U.S. drive to block Germany from authorizing the…

Ann Brown (2022-05-19). Former President Bush Slips Up In Speech: 'The Decision Of One Man To Launch A Wholly Unjustified And Brutal Invasion Of Iraq. I mean Of Ukraine'. moguldom.com Was it a Freudian slip? During a recent speech, former President George W. Bush blasted Russian President Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine as the "decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq." Bush, who ordered the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, quickly corrected himself, saying, "I mean of Ukraine." …

Anonymous103 (2022-05-19). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine, Izyum-Severodonetsk On May 19, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). Lieutenant Colonel Jacques Guillemain: "Ukrainian Soldiers are Entrenched in the Cities" libya360.wordpress.com Continental Observer Continental Observer conducted an interview with Lieutenant Colonel Jacques Guillemain, a former Air Force pilot, who provides us with his analysis of the situation in Ukraine, but also on on NATO. Concerning the characteristics of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine. How can an independent expert explain and comment on this? Jacques…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). Russell Bentley: "The U.S. and NATO Are Waging War With Russia in Ukraine… but Russia is Assured of Victory" libya360.wordpress.com Finian Cunningham Russell Bentley has been living in the Donetsk People's Republic for eight years where he now has obtained official citizenship. Western news media are spinning wild delusions about Russia facing failure and defeat in Ukraine, says Russell Bentley, a former American soldier who has been fighting and living in the Donbass for the…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-19). Proxy war in Ukraine raises concerns of global food insecurity, underlines need for talks. peoplesdispatch.org While Ukraine refuses to engage in talks, Russian forces scored a major victory in Donbass following the surrender of hundreds of Ukrainian forces in Mariupol's Azovstal steel plant earlier this week…

____ (2022-05-19). Most of any EU state: NATO neighbor Poland has sent 1.5 billion Euros in arms to Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Polish RadioMay 19, 2022 Poland has sent EUR 1.5 bn in military aid to Ukraine: PM's aide Poland's military assistance to war-torn Ukraine has exceeded EUR 1.5 billion, a senior government official said on Thursday. Micha≈Ç Dworczyk revealed the figure at a local governance conference in the southwestern city of Wroc≈Çaw…. 'No other EU country …

____ (2022-05-19). State Dept still pushing Georgia's entry into broader war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Agenda.geMay 19, 2022 Georgian First Deputy FM, US State Dept Counselor discuss partnership, security matters The United States-Georgia Strategic partnership and the difficult security environment in the Black Sea region amid the Russian aggression in Ukraine were discussed on Thursday in a meeting between the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Lasha Darsalia …

William Denselow (2022-05-19). UN warns Russia-Ukraine conflict could cause global food crisis. america.cgtn.com The UN warns that 49 million people across 43 nations are facing emergency levels of hunger. UN Secretary-General says the crisis in Ukraine will have lasting implications around the world.

____ (2022-05-18). U.S. reopens embassy in Ukraine. ecns.cn The United States reopened its embassy in Ukraine, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday, three months after it ceased operation in anticipation that Russia would launch a military operation in the country.

Editor (2022-05-19). What is the fetishism of commodities? mronline.org I was asked by a few comrades to explain Marx's concept of the fetishism of commodities, and with that, the main ways it has been misunderstood by both mainstream bourgeois academia and by well-meaning Marxists. The following short reflection attempts to do just that.

_____ (2022-05-19). Huy Urges UN To Protect US Indigenous Prisoner Religious Freedoms. popularresistance.org Indigenous peoples suffer one of the highest incarceration rates of any racial or ethnic group in the United States, and they are also disproportionately sentenced to serve life and long sentences in state prisons. Indigenous prisoners depend upon their freedom to engage in traditional religious practices for their rehabilitation, survival, and ability to maintain their identity as Indigenous peoples. | But according to remarks Galanda delivered to the Special Rapporteur, "Indigenous prisoners in the United States are subject to an ongoing and pervasive pattern of state and local prisons illegally restricting the…

emptyray Minniecon, Naiits Indigenous Elder, Naiits (2022-05-19). Why Indigenous communities need a seat at the table on climate. Ray Minniecon, NAIITS Indigenous Elder, NAIITS

Anonymous103 (2022-05-19). Leader Of Republika Srpska Declares Independence As Soon As Kosovo Joins The UN. southfront.org A soldier of NATO-led peacekeeping force KFOR guards convoy of the road near the village of Leposavic, northern Kosovo, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic | Milorad Dodik, a Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has announced a possible declaration of independence of Republika Srpska. | Sarajevo is concerned about the issue. The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has tried several times to recognize Kosovo, but there are some doubts, because there is a fear of losing 49% of the territory. Republika Srpska also has its own opinion on the matter. | The head of the Serbs of Bosnia…

Ali Abunimah (2022-05-19). Video: Tel Aviv mob chants "death to the Arabs" electronicintifada.net Police do nothing as Israelis angered by Nakba Day ceremonies terrorize Palestinians.

Huda Al Sousi (2022-05-19). Braving Israel's bombs to hug my parents. electronicintifada.net Gaza's people have insisted on resuming their lives since the May 2021 attack.

teleSUR, ldp, SH (2022-05-19). Cifra de desplazados internos rozó los 60 millones en el 2021. telesurtv.net Más de 25 millones de migrantes son menores de edad, lo que atenta contra la estabilidad social de los territorios.

emptyjoannie Tremblay-boire, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland (2022-05-19). Fewer donors say they're willing to give to a charity when it supports immigrants — especially if they're undocumented. Joannie Tremblay-Boire, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

Editor (2022-05-19). No More Bystanders in the Post-Roe Era. scheerpost.com Women's March in Washington demanding continued access to abortion after the ban on most abortions in Texas, and looming threat to Roe v Wade in upcoming Supreme Court. | By Robert Lipsyte / For years now, people have told desperate, heart-breaking stories about what it was like to search for an abortion in the days before Roe v. Wade. These were invariably narratives of women in crisis. They…

Abortion is Healthcare (2022-05-19). Signs, Symbols, Costumes at San Francisco Reproductive Justice March. indybay.org San Francisco is a free speech town and San Franciscans are at their finest at a march like the one of May 14.

Michael F. Brown (2022-05-19). Noa Tishby's spin fails to obscure horror at Shireen Abu Akleh's funeral procession. electronicintifada.net Actor turned official propagandist has attacked Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Bernie Sanders.

____ (2022-05-18). Chinese FM criticizes U.S. false claims. ecns.cn The United States should stop using the World Health Assembly to hype Taiwan-related issues, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin on Wednesday.

_____ (2022-05-19). Caribbean Asks For Reparations. popularresistance.org Despite the COVID-19 pandemic on September 26, 2020 during the General Debate of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves said that […] the international campaign for reparatory justice, widely promoted by governments across our Caribbean Community and by social activists within the industrialized metropoles, must form part of any serious efforts to achieve the sustainable development agenda […]. | On November 3, 2020 during the "Peacebuilding and sustaining peace" debate organized by the United Nations Security Council the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). 5-10-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Living in the "Sandwich": Women's Health & Menopause. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org National Women's Health Week is May 8-14, 2022. Women in the "sandwich generation" may be balancing the competing demands of caring for both dependent children and aging parents, and often working outside of the home. Their own needs may take a backseat while they care for others and juggle all of the demands of life, which has been made even worse with the stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionally affecting women. Around this same time in life, many…

____ (2022-05-19). Shanghai to gradually resume inter-district transport. ecns.cn Shanghai is to gradually reopen public transport from Sunday as the COVID-19 pandemic situation gets better, Deputy Mayor Zhang Wei announced on Thursday.

____ (2022-05-19). Booster jab markedly improves COVID-19 vaccine potency: study. ecns.cn A study by Chinese researchers has found that the COVID-19 booster vaccination can markedly reduce the immune escape of the Omicron variant, underscoring the necessity for the eligible population to get a third booster jab to combat the pandemic.

Editor2 (2022-05-19). We Have More in Common with Cuba than We Think. orinocotribune.com By Danaka Katovich &#1 ; May 13, 2022 | The American working class and Cubans both face an important task: demanding dignity from the imperial core that constantly works to undermine our right to life. | A week ago I returned to the United States from Cuba where I got to spend International Workers' Day with 100 other young organizers from the U.S. alongside over 700,000 other people who celebrated in Havana that day. With the International People's Assembly of North America, we spent a week learning about the Cuban socialist project and how the blockade imposed by the United States impacts life in Cuba. | For th…

Contributing Writers (2022-05-19). Dismantling COVID Lies and Crimes. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

Newsclick (2022-05-19). Definition of COVID-19 death and its importance from a public health standpoint. peoplesdispatch.org Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talk about how a clear definition of a COVID-19-related death is essential for good public health policy…

____ (2022-05-19). Shanghai to reopen public transport on Sunday. ecns.cn Shanghai will progressively resume public transportation services beginning on Sunday as the COVID-19 epidemic situation continues to stabilize, vice-mayor of Shanghai Zhang Wei said at a news briefing on Thursday.

____ (2022-05-18). More help on docket for pressured SMEs. ecns.cn Though recent outbreaks of COVID-19 have been pressuring small and medium-sized enterprises, China's economic fundamentals remain unchanged and more efforts will be made to bolster SMEs' ability to cope with short-term difficulties, an official said on Wednesday.

____ (2022-05-19). China's consumption to recover from epidemic impacts: official. ecns.cn China's consumption is expected to sustain its recovery momentum as the impact of COVID-19 is gradually brought under control and supportive policies take effect, said an official with the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) Thursday.

____ (2022-05-19). U.S. health secretary tests positive for COVID-19 on Germany trip. ecns.cn U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday while visiting Germany, according to a spokesperson.

____ (2022-05-18). Biden's daughter tests positive for COVID-19. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden's daughter Ashley Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House said on Wednesday.

emptymalia Jones, Scientist In Health Geography, University of Wisconsin-madison (2022-05-19). It's impossible to determine your personal COVID-19 risks and frustrating to try — but you can still take action. Malia Jones, Scientist in Health Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison

emptynathaniel Hafer, Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine, Umass Chan Medical School (2022-05-19). Just how accurate are rapid antigen tests? Two testing experts explain the latest data. Nathaniel Hafer, Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School

Anis Chowdhury (2022-05-19). When saviours are the problem. mronline.org SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR: Central bank policies have often worsened economic crises instead of resolving them. By raising interest rates in response to inflation, they often exacerbate, rather than mitigate business cycles and inflation.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-19). Saudi Religious Moderation: The World's Foremost Publisher Of Qur'ans Has Yet To Get The Message. southfront.org

Anonymous587 (2022-05-19). Shipwreck Of Missile Cruiser Moskva. Estimates Of Naval Military Analysts. southfront.org Moment of sinking Moskva | The flagship of the Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet, the missile cruiser Moskva, sank on April 14, 2022. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the cruiser sank as a result of a fire, which in turn led to the detonation of ammunition; the causes of the fire are not named. However, pictures from the crash site show that the real reasons for the sinking are still unknown for sure. | Many military experts are inclined to the opinion that the true cause is most probably the missile strike of Apr…

Carlos Osorio (2022-05-19). ICE and private prison GEO threaten hunger strikers at NW Detention Center in Tacoma. liberationnews.org ICE and GEO are threatening to force-feed the hunger strikers while denying them clean water or none at all.

Danny O'Brien (2022-05-19). Nurses' union marches in Oregon. workers.org Oregon nurses rally, warn of statewide strike, May 11. Oregon City, Oregon Nurses from the Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) working at Providence Oregon hospitals marched May 11 from Providence Willamette Falls Community Center to the Clackamas Courthouse, where they held a picket and gave speeches. The Providence network in Oregon . . . |

Editor (2022-05-19). The ruling class in Australia. mronline.org Who rules Australia? The politicians, the ultra-wealthy class of capitalists or the high-powered bureaucrats who run the state—the military generals, court justices, heads of government departments and so on? The answer is all three. Together, they make up the Australian ruling class.

Kathy Durkin (2022-05-19). Tens of thousands tell SCOTUS: 'We will fight back!'. workers.org Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan, New York "We won't go back!" was chanted by tens of thousands of protesters May 14 in 380 actions across the U.S. Participants in the "Bans Off Our Bodies" demonstrations denounced the attacks on the right to abortion, now facing an overturn by the right-wing majority on . . . |

Staff (2022-05-19). Mexico Talks to Restart as Venezuela's Government Meets With Opposition. orinocotribune.com Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard described the announcement of the talks as "very positive," and said that his country is "willing and ready to receive them." | Representatives from the delegations of the Venezuelan government and the so-called Unitary Platform, representing the radical sector of the opposition, reported on Tuesday, May 18, that they had held a meeting in México, reopening a new chapter in the complicated negotiations. | Attending the meeting were the president of the National Assembly (AN) of Venezuela, Jorge Rodríguez, representing the government, and Gerardo Blyde, for the Unitary Plat…

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-19). Colombia's far-right trying to postpone presidential elections. colombiareports.com The far-right party of Colombia's President Ivan Duque wants to postpone the May 29 presidential elections. The Democratic Center party and its main ally, the Conservative Party, proposed to postpone…

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-19). Colombia's opposition embarks on anti-election fraud offensive. colombiareports.com Opposition candidate Gustavo Petro has begun an offensive against election fraud in Colombia's Caribbean region. The offensive is led by Miguel Angel del Rio, an attorney who played a key…

Editor (2022-05-19). DHS 'Disinformation' Board Put on 'Pause' After Backlash. scheerpost.com Washington, DC &#1 ; April 28 : Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during a House Committee on the Judiciary Hearing titled Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security on Capitol Hill on Thursday, April 28, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) | By Dave DeCamp / The Biden administration has put plans for a controversial "disinformation" board under the Department of Homeland Security on "pause" after the board's format…

Monica Moorehead (2022-05-19). Million Worker March leader speaks on historic struggle. workers.org Clarence Thomas Clarence Thomas — known as the "real" Clarence Thomas, as opposed to the right-wing SCOTUS justice — a retired member of the militant International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10, was the main speaker at a meeting and book signing for an exciting new book, "Mobilizing in . . . |

Anonymous669 (2022-05-19). Algeria Has Acquired Chinese Supersonic Anti-Ship Missile. southfront.org A Chinese YJ-12B costal defense system firing. Photo via the Yonhap News Agency. | The Algerian military has reportedly acquired an export version of the Chinese YJ-12B costal defense system armed with CM-302 supersonic anti-ship missiles. | On May 18, a photo showing a TEL [Transporter Erector Launcher] of the system moving in an unspecified part of Algeria surfaced online. | It remains unclear when Algerian acquired the advanced system, or how many were purchased. The Algerian military does not usually disclose any…

Staff (2022-05-19). Washington to Send Troops to Somalia for 'Special Military Operation'. orinocotribune.com Caracas, May 18, 2022 ( The Horn of Africa, consisting of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and S…

Anonymous669 (2022-05-19). Turkish Soldier Succumbs To Injuries From Attack Attributed To Syrian Army. southfront.org Syrian Army soldier launches a mortar round toward insurgents on the western rural Aleppo, Syria, during the offensive. Source: SANA | On May 19, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense announced that a Turkish soldier died of injuries he sustained as a result of a recent mortar attack in northern Syria. | In a statement, the ministry identified the soldier as Infantry Specialist Corporal Haydar Senel. Another soldier was injured in the same attack, which targeted a position of the Turkish military located in the out…

Dianne Mathiowetz (2022-05-19). Black detainees targeted at Georgia detention center. workers.org Folkston ICE Detention Center, April 16. Atlanta May 15 — Workers World reported on an April 16 solidarity demonstration that took place across the street from the exercise yard at Folkston ICE Detention Center, operated in Georgia by the for-profit GEO group. (workers.org, April 22) By chance, a number of . . . |

emptyjoshua Shanes, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, College of Charleston (2022-05-19). What is the Lag BaOmer pilgrimage? Joshua Shanes, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, College of Charleston

emptycaitlin Grady, Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental Engineering, Research Associate In the Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State (2022-05-19). Hydropower's future is clouded by droughts, floods and climate change — it's also essential to the US electric grid. Caitlin Grady, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State

emptyferial Pearson, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, University of Nebraska Omaha (2022-05-19). In Midwestern schools, LGBTQ teachers face discrimination, hate and their own fears. Ferial Pearson, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, University of Nebraska Omaha

emptyandy Weiss, Postdoctoral Fellow In Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, Vanderbilt University (2022-05-19). Zinc is a metal essential to life — scientists have discovered a protein that helps keep cells alive when zinc levels are low. Andy Weiss, Postdoctoral Fellow in Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University

emptymatt Kasson, Associate Professor of Mycology, Plant Pathology, West Virginia University (2022-05-19). Beyond flora and fauna: Why it's time to include fungi in global conservation goals. Matt Kasson, Associate Professor of Mycology and Plant Pathology, West Virginia University

emptymaha Nassar, Associate Professor In the School of Middle Eastern, North African Studies, University of Arizona (2022-05-19). How media reports of 'clashes' mislead Americans about Israeli-Palestinian violence. Maha Nassar, Associate Professor in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Arizona

emptyronald Suny, Professor of History, Political Science, University of Michigan (2022-05-19). Why Turkey isn't on board with Finland, Sweden joining NATO — and why that matters. Ronald Suny, Professor of History and Political Science, University of Michigan

emptykatrina Kimport, Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco (2022-05-19). Less than 1% of abortions take place in the third trimester — here's why people get them. Katrina Kimport, Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

emptygretchen E. Ely, Professor of Social Work, Ph.d. Program Director, University of Tennessee (2022-05-19). Abortion: the story of suffering and death behind Ireland's ban and subsequent legalization. Gretchen E. Ely, Professor of Social Work and Ph.D. Program Director, University of Tennessee

emptyjohn Sullivan, Professor of Media, Communication, Muhlenberg College (2022-05-19). How corporate takeovers are fundamentally changing podcasting. John Sullivan, Professor of Media and Communication, Muhlenberg College

emptynora Mcdonald, Assistant Professor of Information Technology, University of Cincinnati (2022-05-19). Online data could be used against people seeking abortions if Roe v. Wade falls. Nora McDonald, Assistant Professor of Information Technology, University of Cincinnati

_____ (2022-05-19). Brooklyn's Maison Jar Is One Of Many New Zero-Waste Grocery Stores. popularresistance.org At Maison Jar — a new grocery store located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in New York City — silos of dry goods line one wall. Dried beans, grains, pasta, nuts, and coffee are beside bins of cooking staples like flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar. A refrigerator on the wall opposite holds industrial-sized jars of olives, racks of eggs, and metal trays of fresh produce, and a freezer is stocked with plastic bins of frozen fruit and vegetables. Prepared snacks like dried mangos, wasabi peas, gummy bears, and chocolate-covered nuts fill glass jugs on the center tables.

_____ (2022-05-19). President Ortega: CELAC Is A Meeting Point For Latin Americans. popularresistance.org On Wednesday, Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega called for strengthening the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) as the most appropriate space for the meeting of the peoples and their governments of the region. | "Our starting point is CELAC. Now we need to strengthen it so that this community has more sovereignty and autonomy," he said during the celebrations for the 127th anniversary of the birth of Augusto Cesar Sandino, the hero of the Nicaraguan struggle against U.S. imperialism. | "CELAC was born with the strength and energy of the revolutionary processes that were multiplying in Lati…

_____ (2022-05-19). How The Construction Industry Preys On Workers Newly Released From Prison. popularresistance.org Bernard Callegari, a member of the Construction and Building Laborers' Local 79 union in New York City, argues that every laborer in his craft jurisdiction deserves to work safely, with dignity and a fair wage. This is why he knew the union needed to take action when its members began to notice that a particular kind of worker was being taken advantage of in the local construction industry. | "We noticed that there was a huge upswing in the workforce that was being used by these body shops, that they were focusing on and targeting the formerly incarcerated as a workforce to be exploited," said Callegari. This con…

_____ (2022-05-19). Report: Latinos Believe In Better Ways To Improve Safety Than Funding Police. popularresistance.org Almost all Latinos believe there are better ways to make their communities safer than simply funding police departments, according to a first-of-its-kind study conducted by Mijente and other groups. | In "Futuro y Esperanza: Latinx Perspectives on Policing and Safety," 93 percent of the Latinos surveyed believe that making their communities safer requires "investing money in things that prevent crime from happening in the first place, such as good schools, access to good-paying jobs, and affordable housing, instead of just funding police to respond to it."

_____ (2022-05-19). Talking Back: A Preemptive Response To Media Attacks On Defend The Atlanta Forest. popularresistance.org Perhaps it is not too early to say that the media spin against the current movement (which will be driven completely by whatever public relations firm the Police Foundation hires) will be poorly written and unimaginative. So completely has the consolidated media apparatus degraded over the last forty years, one can hardly imagine that police spokespersons, editors, or city representatives will manage to construct fascinating, clear-headed, or invigorating lies. Since the articles are all hidden behind paywalls, the real talking points must be reducible to headlines and captions alone. Lucky for them, considering…

_____ (2022-05-19). The New White Supremacist Consensus Part Two: Shootings in Buffalo Solidify the Consensus. popularresistance.org The incidents of mindless, mass carnage in the United States have become so routine that they do not even make national headlines unless the incident has a potential attention-grabbing twist. One of those dramatic twists is when the victims of a mass-shooting are from a common social identity and the perpetrator appeals to be motivated by hatred of the targeted group. This is what makes the shooting in Buffalo stand out. The authorities could not hide the fact that it was a hate crime and the media saw a juicy story, if only for a day or two. | However, for those of us who are members of communities and peoples w…

Ann Brown (2022-05-19). First Monkeypox Case Reported In U.S. As Infections Rise In Europe. moguldom.com Monkeypox is spreading across Europe and the first U.S. case was confirmed on May 18, when a man who lives in Massachusetts and had recently traveled to Canada was diagnosed. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced the case and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tests confirmed the infection. Several cases have been …

Asa Winstanley (2022-05-19). UK admits activists "forced" Elbit to sell factory. electronicintifada.net Government seeks to deny bail to activists who smashed Israeli arms firm.

Editor2 (2022-05-19). Globalization: Inequality in the Global Plantation. orinocotribune.com Editorial note: Orinoco Tribune does not generally publish articles that are over 10 days old. However, in this case an exception is being made, as the subject matter of the following piece remains as significant today as at the time of its publication. | By Prince Kapone &#1 ; Mar 22, 2013 | The current crisis of neoliberal capitalism has given rise to much resistance across the world, from the Occupy Wall Street movement in the U.S. to the political revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa. As capitalist regimes everywhere impose austerity measures on their populations, reducing the capitalist state to n…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). BRICS Joint Statement on Strengthening Cooperation and Solidarity. libya360.wordpress.com BRICS Joint Statement on "Strengthen BRICS Solidarity and Cooperation, Respond to New Features and Challenges in International Situation" 1. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs/International Relations of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa met on 19 May 2022 in…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-19). International Court of Justice Ruled that Uganda Must Pay $325 Million in Reparations to the Democratic Republic of Congo—But What About U.S. and UK? libya360.wordpress.com Jeremy Kuzmarov U.S. soldiers training counterparts in Uganda. [Source: africanarguments.org] In February, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Uganda must pay $325 million in reparations to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for its role in conflicts in Congo's resource-rich Ituri province from 1998 to 2003. The amount includes $225 million to be paid…

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-19). Charles Booker Wins Kentucky DNC Primary For Senate: Where Does He Stand On Reparations Though? moguldom.com Former Kentucky lawmaker Charles Booker has beaten out three challengers to become the Democratic nominee for the state's U.S. Senate seat. He will face off against Republican incumbent Rand Paul in November and said he is confident about his chances. "BREAKING: It's official. I am the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Kentucky," Booker tweeted …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-19). Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee On Anti-Black Buffalo Terror Attack: Take Action On HR 40 Reparations Bill If Serious About Racism. moguldom.com Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is calling on federal lawmakers to put some reparations action behind their "thoughts and prayers" after 10 people were shot dead and three wounded on May 14 by a white supremacist in a racist terror attack that targeted the Black community of Buffalo, New York. Jackson Lee said if her …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-19). Top Reparations Scholar Dr. Sandy Darity Wins Another Award: Harvard Radcliffe Fellowship. moguldom.com Top reparations scholar Dr. William "Sandy" Darity has another accolade to add to his already impressive list. Darity has been selected by the Harvard Radcliffe Institute as one of its 2022-2023 fellows. Darity is one of fellows and four graduate students selected for the renowned fellowship. The institute fosters interdisciplinary research at Harvard University …

Julián Pilatti (2022-05-19). The results are in after four years of the IMF agreement in Argentina. peoplesdispatch.org The entire loan was used to finance the foreign exchange crisis and did not help to fight inflation, stabilize the dollar or overcome inflation.

Kevin Mwanza (2022-05-19). Billionaire Crypto Founder Of FTX Exchange: Bitcoin Has No Future As A Payments Or Scaling Network. moguldom.com Sam Bankman-Fried, the 30-year-old billionaire founder of crypto exchange FTX and one of the most prominent executives in the crypto-sphere, said he believes Bitcoin does not have a future as a payment network. Bitcoin's proof-of-work system, which validates transactions on the world's largest blockchain, is not capable of being scaled up to deal with millions …

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-19). Daily Round-Up | Pentagon finds 'no wrongdoing' in Syria airstrikes & other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Pentagon report on airstrikes in Syria that killed in Syria, US eases sanctions against Venezuela, Ola Bini's trial resumes, and Libya's PM retreats from Tripoli…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-19). Dispatches from the Congo: The struggle for justice for Patrick Lyoya. peoplesdispatch.org In April, Patrick Lyoya, a refugee from the DRC was murdered by a police officer in Michigan in the US. His family and activists have demanded justice for yet another murder of a Black man in the US. Kambale Musavuli talks about the murder in the context of the violence that killed millions in the DRC.

rebekah (2022-05-19). Debunking the Myth of the Fleeing Millionaire. inequality.org

____ (2022-05-19). Italian, Albanian troops to join NATO Black Sea war groups. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ReutersMay 18, 2022 Italy to lead NATO combat unit in Bulgaria, to send up to 800 troops Italy will take over the leadership of a new NATO combat unit that is being set up in Bulgaria…. Italy could deploy up to 800 troops and military equipment in the Black Sea country…. The government also allowed …

____ (2022-05-19). Addressing European Parliament, Moldovan president calls for ouster of Russian troops from Transnistria. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukrainian News AgencyMay 19, 2022 Moldovan President Demands To Withdraw Russian Troops From Transnistria Moldovan President Maia Sandu said the Russian Federation should withdraw its troops from occupied Transnistria because they violate the Republic's neutrality. She said this at a meeting of the European Parliament on Wednesday, May 18. Sandu stated that Moldova condemns Russian …

____ (2022-05-19). Georgia: NATO proxy army trains for new war. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgian Ministry of DefenseMay 19, 2022 The Minister of Defense attended the field exercise of "Gelati 2022" The Minister of Defense of Georgia Juansher Burchuladze got acquainted with the ongoing command-staff exercise "Gelati 2022" at the Orpholo training ground. The field component demonstration was attended by the Deputy Minister of Defense, Brigadier General Johnny Tatunashvili, …

____ (2022-05-19). Poland ready to host permanent NATO bases: PM. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com B92May 19, 2022 Poland ready for permanent NATO bases Poland is ready to form permanent NATO bases where light infantry will be deployed, Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, said. "Permanent Allied bases should be formed in the countries of the eastern flank of NATO. Poland is ready to build such bases that would be …

Staff (2022-05-19). Guatemala will not Attend Summit of the Americas—US Diplomatic Fiasco in the Making. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, May 17, the president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei announced that he will not be participating in the Summit of the Americas, to be held from June 6 to 10 in the US city of Los Angeles. | "They're not going to invite me to the Summit anyway, I sent to say that I am not going to go (…) as long as I am president, this country deserves respect." Giammattei declared in the frame of the inauguration of a cultural event that the Embassy of Mexico installed in the Guatemalan municipality of Palencia. | Giammattei, a far-right politician, made the announcement after Washington—in clear interfe…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-19). Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. at Negro Bar State Historic Park. indybay.org Enslaved and Free, people of African Descent played a profound role in authentic California History. US Army Corp of Topographical Engineers led by John C. Fremont testimony shows the placement of the "African Founding Father of California" and so many "hidden figures" soon valued and preserved at Negro Bar State Historic Park in a good way. Negro Hill, Mormon Island and Negro Bar, Gold Mining Towns on the way to California Statehood, September 9, 1850.

teleSUR, ldp, SH (2022-05-19). G7 discute sobre ayuda financiera a Ucrania. telesurtv.net El ministro de Finanzas de Alemania declaró que el monto ayudará a "asegurar la capacidad de pagos de Ucrania".

Staff (2022-05-19). Asociación Cubana de las Naciones Unidas convoca a foro de la sociedad civil sobre desarrollo sostenible. cubadebate.cu La Asociación Cubana de las Naciones Unidas (ACNU) convocó hoy a participar el próximo lunes en el III Foro de la Sociedad Civil Pensando Américas, centrado en cuestiones para un futuro resiliente y equitativo. La presidenta de la ACNU, Norma Goicochea, precisó que el evento tendrá lugar en la Biblioteca Nacional José Martí.

teleSUR, MER (2022-05-19). Elena Poniatowska, cinco de sus libros que debes leer. telesurtv.net La autora francesa-mexicana Elena Poniatowska, quien nació un 19 de mayo de 1932, es reconocida por la diversidad de género en sus obras, lo que le ha hecho merecedora del Premio Cervantes 2013.

Anti Police-Terror Project & CRC (2022-05-19). Wednesday 5/18: Solidarity With Buffalo from Oakland, California – A Vigil & Healing Circle. indybay.org Oscar Grant Plaza, outside of Oakland City Hall, Oakland CA, 94642…

Youth v Apocalypse, etc (2022-05-19). Saturday 5/21: Anti-Chevron Day! indybay.org Chevron Richmond Refinery – Gate 14…

teleSUR, HR, JGN (2022-05-19). Ho Chi Minh un referente de lucha para la historia mundial. telesurtv.net El líder vietnamita Ho Chi Minh dejó un gran legado en la historia mundial y en el pensamiento colectivo de su pueblo.

____ (2022-05-18). Cities take on Omicron with ramped-up testing. ecns.cn An increasing number of Chinese cities have been performing regular nucleic acid testing among their residents to reinforce the defense against the spread of the Omicron variant.

____ (2022-05-19). Removing tariffs on China in fundamental interests of U.S.: MOC. ecns.cn It is in the fundamental interest of U.S. consumers and enterprises that the country removes tariffs on China under the current situation of high inflation, said the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on Thursday.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-19). Alabama Congresswomen Sewell Announces National Park Service Success. indybay.org As we prepare to host The World Conference of Mayors, Inc., Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance to San Diego, California the blessed news as we ramp up our National Campaign for Rosa Louise McCauley Parks Day of Observance…

____ (2022-05-19). Asian elephant Molly quarantined at Kunming Zoo. ecns.cn Kunming Zoo announced on Wednesday that Asia elephant Molly has undertaken a comprehensive health examination after returning to the zoo on Monday.

____ (2022-05-18). More ancient relics from Sanxingdui ruins unveiled. ecns.cn A "robotic dog" shaped like a bronze mythical creature makes its debut at Yibin Museum, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 18, 2022.

____ (2022-05-18). Exhibitors look forward to CIIE in Nov. ecns.cn As gallant Shanghai fights its way out of the Omicron outbreak, multinational exhibitors at the China International Import Expo have expressed hope they will be able to participate in the fifth edition of the trade fair in November.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-05-19). Parlamento venezolano investiga planes de invasión y magnicidio. telesurtv.net Confesiones de Mark Esper brindan evidencia de implicación de la Casa Blanca en acciones para desestabilizar a Venezuela.

noreply (2022-05-19). Ah, The "Backtracking" By Khodaryonok. smoothiex12.blogspot.com I seldom post here anything from a human brothel of CNN, but I do now because it is symptomatic. Make no mistake, no person of basic ethics and integrity would go to work for CNN, but after a major (in their minds) informational "coup" with Mr. Khodaryonok's recent "revelations", CNN tries to make a case that Khodaryonok's "backtracking" is some kind of "Putin's regime" pressure. Of course it is not, despite CNN producing copious amounts of BS on anything Russia related, which this report is an Exhibit A of these beaten to death tropes. No, Khodaryonok started to backtrack because he is a coward and defeatist, an…

teleSUR, hvh, DRL (2022-05-19). Concentración masiva recibe a Gustavo Petro en Bucaramanga. telesurtv.net El candidato de la coalición Pacto Histórico afirmó que: "Ha llegado el momento de cambiar la historia de la Nación".

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Sharing Mayo Clinic: A heart patient's fall picks up something big. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mitch Prust has fond memories of spending long hours hiking the trails at his getaway in northwestern Wisconsin, but during a visit in late September, it's what he didn't remember that put him on a new path. It was not hours or minutes; it was just a few seconds. While this was a short lapse of time, the positive result of this experience will last a lifetime. Around 9 p.m. while walking through the woods…

Staff (2022-05-19). Iran, Azerbaijan discuss boosting economic ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — The Iranian Foreign Minister and the Azerbaijan First Deputy Prime Minister called for boosting Tehran-Baku economic ties, especially in the energy and transportation sectors.

Sean Callebs (2022-05-19). The Heat: Northern Ireland Politics. america.cgtn.com Elections for Northern Ireland's Assembly earlier this month resulted in an historic outcome. For the first time in the history of the state, a nationalist party that seeks the unification of Northern Ireland with the Republic of Ireland came out on top. Sinn Fein won …

Mayelli Rocha (2022-05-19). Ads and Body Image in Society. indybay.org This article highlights on how ads and society have created an image for women that is considered to be this "perfect image". It also mentions mental health issues that can come with wanting this perfect image.

Staff (2022-05-19). Senado de EEUU aprueba 40 000 millones de dólares en ayuda para Ucrania. cubadebate.cu El Senado de Estados Unidos aprobó este jueves con amplia mayoría un gran paquete de 40 000 millones de dólares en ayuda militar y humanitaria para Ucrania, para responder al operativo militar ruso. El primer ministro británico, Boris Johnson, también anunció la decisión de entregar un paquete de ayuda militar valorado en 1 600 millones de dólares.

____ (2022-05-18). U.S. denies leak on China Eastern crash. ecns.cn The United States National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed with China's civil aviation authority that no investigation information regarding a crashed China Eastern Airline plane was provided to media.

Staff (2022-05-19). El tiempo: Chubascos y tormentas eléctricas en gran parte del país. cubadebate.cu 🌦Amanecerá parcialmente nublado en gran parte del país, nublándose en Isla de la Juventud desde la mañana, con algunas lluvias. Desde el final de la mañana se nublará gradualmente en gran parte del país, con chubascos y tormentas eléctricas, que serán numerosos desde Pinar del Río hasta Sancti Spíritus, y fuertes en algunas localidades.

teleSUR, SH (2022-05-19). 771 ucranianos se rinden a tropas rusas en Azovstal, Mariúpol. telesurtv.net Según el Ministerio de Defensa ruso, alrededor de 1.730 combatientes ucranianos se han rendido a las fuerzas rusas que rodean la planta de Azovstal.

____ (2022-05-18). 5 million shared bikes using Beidou-based chips. ecns.cn More than 5 million shared bikes on the Chinese mainland are using positioning and navigation services enabled by the country's Beidou Navigation Satellite System, according to an industry insider.

____ (2022-05-18). Clusters continue to produce infections. ecns.cn The infection clusters in Beijing continue to yield more cases, making up the bulk of the daily caseload.

____ (2022-05-19). Senior Chinese legislator mourns UAE President at embassy. ecns.cn A senior Chinese legislator on Thursday mourned the passing of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the UAE embassy in China.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Immunotherapy may play role in treating nonmetastatic gastroesophageal cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Immunotherapy has transformed treatment for patients with stage 4 metastatic esophageal and gastric cancers. In patients with these malignancies, immunotherapy has been shown to prolong survival when patients' tumors exhibit a high expression of an immune-related protein called PD-L1. Researchers are now investigating whether immunotherapy benefits patients who do not have stage 4 metastatic disease. In these patients, tumors have not spread to distant organs. A study highlighting this research is published…

Staff (2022-05-19). Raeisi stresses using capacities to boost Tehran-Cuba coop. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Tehran-Havana relations are strategic, president Raeisi said, calling for developing cooperation between Iran and Cuba in all fields by using the numerous capacities and potential of the two countries.

Paulo Cabral (2022-05-19). See how an NGO protects araucaria forests in Brazil. america.cgtn.com Forestry engineer Pablo Hoffmann won an international award from the British Whitley Fund for Nature this year for his efforts to protect Brazil's araucaria forests. Find out more.

Staff (2022-05-19). Qatari culture minister visits Tehran Intl. Book Fair. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Heading a high-ranking delegation, the Qatari minister of culture visited Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) on Thursday.

____ (2022-05-19). New ocean research vessel launched in Guangzhou. ecns.cn The world's first intelligent unmanned vehicle carrier — named Zhuhaiyun by Chen Dake, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences — was launched on Wednesday in Guangzhou, Guangdong province.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-05-19). Honey extraction in S Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Jam County is one of the most desirable areas for beekeeping in Bushehr province due to its greenery, suitable climate, nature and mountains full of various flowers and seasonal plants.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Ask the Mayo Mom: Polycystic kidney disease can affect children, too. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited disorder where clusters of cysts develop within the kidneys, causing the kidneys to enlarge and lose function over time. The cysts, which are noncancerous sacs containing fluid, vary in size, and they can grow to be large. This disorder can occur in children and adults. The two main types of polycystic kidney disease, caused by different genetic flaws, are: Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Signs and symptoms of ADPKD often develop…

Fave Photos (2022-05-19). Handmaids and Hangers at Bay Area Bans Off Our Bodies Protests. indybay.org Protesters painted bloody hangers on placards to symbolize the dangerous measures people resorted to in order to terminate pregnancies before Roe. "This is not about abortion" read one sign. Demonstrators know bans on abortion are just the beginning of extremist right wing attempt to take total control.

teleSUR, egv, MJR, SH, DRL (2022-05-19). Cuba y América Latina conmemoran el legado de José Martí. telesurtv.net El ensayo "Nuestra América" es una de las obras más reconocidas de José Martí y la de mayor vigencia en la actualidad.

____ (2022-05-18). NDRC to step up push for building national unified market. ecns.cn China's accelerated push for building a national unified market will create broader development space for all players, including foreign businesses, signaling a key step to deepen market-oriented reforms and foster high-quality development.

teleSUR- hvh (2022-05-19). Israel deja sin investigar el asesinato de periodista palestina. telesurtv.net La Cancillería palestina afirma que Israel ignora los testimonios, las pruebas y los resultados de las autopsias.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Consumer Health: Osteoporosis and exercise. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease. Osteoporosis affects approximately 10 million people in the U.S., 80% of whom are women, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over or coughing, can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates to ease physician shortage in Florida and around the country. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Jacksonville, FL — Medical students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, a national medical school, are taking part in the first tri-site commencement this year. The first full cohort of students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine — Florida Campus are graduating on Sunday, May 15. This innovative program allows students to complete their first two years of didactic study in Arizona or Minnesota and finish the final two years of clinical study…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-19). Discover the Historic Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar, Sacramento County, California. indybay.org Since the California Gold Rush Era, the Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar, Sacramento California remains a crown jewel along today's American River Parkway; the debate will preserve or erase all authentic aspects of people of African Descent from California History.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-05-19). Denuncian pacto entre Gobierno de El Salvador y pandillas. telesurtv.net La finalización del presunto pacto entre Nayib Bukele y una de las maras terminó en el violento fin de semana de marzo.

Staff (2022-05-19). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Thursday, May 19.

Gustav Viktor Smigielski, Heinrich Frei (2022-05-19). The Great Reboot and Investing in Death. indybay.org The World Economic Forum (WEF) continues to propagate a highly hierarchized society in which the most powerful actors decide how society should develop – far removed from democratic processes. The class of owners wants to expand its influence through the corporations it owns and make it quasi-legal. The US is now spending $100K per minute on new nuclear weapons!

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Springtime allergies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I love the changing seasons and am looking forward to the warmer days of spring. Unfortunately, I am often miserable because of seasonal allergies. What can I do to keep the box of tissues at bay and enjoy the springtime weather? ANSWER: As we flip the calendars to April and May, spring is in the air. Warmer springtime temperatures mean that trees bud, flowers bloom and grass grows. And people often are more active…

PACT (2022-05-19). Tuesday 5/17: Renters Rights Workshop – Fight Evictions & Access Housing! indybay.org In Person: Most Holy Trinity, San Jose, CA – Santisma Trinidad | Virtual: Zoom link us02web.zoom.us/j/89645398548?pwd=c3pCVHgyb09CdjM0dzAzMGIyaTZFQ

____ (2022-05-19). Traditional performance staged in Fuzhou. ecns.cn Visitors watch a traditional performance at the Three Lanes and Seven Alleys, a street district featuring a cluster of ancient residential buildings and the largest well-preserved historical district in China, May 18, 2022.

Haymarket Books (2022-05-19). Wednesday 5/25: Community as Rebellion: Surviving Academia as a Woman of Color. indybay.org Online event – FREE…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Researchers seek to improve success of chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A study published by researchers from Mayo Clinic Cancer Center at Mayo Clinic in Florida and Case Western, Cleveland Medical Center, investigates the reasons for decreasing remission rates for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma treated with chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy (CAR-T cell therapy). The study is published in Cancer Discovery. "CAR-T cell therapy is a promising treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, especially for patients who have relapsed or those who have not responded…

____ (2022-05-18). Japan OKs controversial Fukushima water release. ecns.cn Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday approved a widely controversial plan to release Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water into the sea just as International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Rafael Mariano Grossi arrived in the country to discuss it.

Central Coast Rising (2022-05-19). Monterey Rallies for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Beautiful, historic Colton Hall was the setting for an event in Monterey that drew supporters on a day of action that may well go down in history. It was built in 1849 to be a public school and town meeting hall.

____ (2022-05-18). Japan told to uphold agreements. ecns.cn Bilateral cooperation between Japan and the United States should not undermine China's sovereignty, security and development interests, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday.

teleSUR, JDO, DRL (2022-05-19). Pdte. Raisi destaca carácter estratégico de relaciones Irán-Cuba. telesurtv.net El pdte. iraní recibió al vice primer ministro cubano, Ricardo Cabrisas, quien se halla en visita oficial a esa nación.

____ (2022-05-18). Scientists propose search for nearby habitable planets. ecns.cn Chinese scientists have proposed a space project to survey the sky through a space-borne telescope to hunt for habitable Earth-like planets outside our solar system about 32 light-years from Earth.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Managing nosebleeds. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter seems to be prone to nosebleeds, and I am unsure why. She is 19 and has allergies. Over the past few months, she has experienced several nosebleeds that lasted a long time. She has had no trauma to her nose. Why does this happen, and how can I help her? ANSWER: At some point, almost everyone will experience a nosebleed, also known as epistaxis. They are fairly common, especially during dry winter…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Minute: How lifestyle changes may help manage menopause symptoms. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The average healthy woman begins menopause at 51, though some women will begin in their 40s or in their late 50s. It's a natural biological process that marks the time a woman ends her menstrual cycle. During National Women's Health Week, health care professionals at Mayo Clinic want to remind all women that mood swings, hot flashes and difficulty sleeping are common symptoms that can be effectively managed with hormone therapy. Lifestyle changes also can…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-19). The World Conference of Mayors, Johnny Ford leads a Trade Delegation to San Diego. indybay.org Honorable Johnny Ford, Secretary General of The World Conference of Mayors will lead a Delegation to San Diego, California for Africa Unity Week and Collaboration Conference, at the Hilton Bayfront San Diego, California.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-05-19). Músico griego Vangelis fallece en París a los 79 años de edad. telesurtv.net Compuso temas de culto como el principal de la banda sonora del film Carrozas de fuego, con el cual ganó un premio Oscar.

Staff (2022-05-19). Arturo O ¥Farrill: El crimen de matar de hambre a un pueblo es una de las manchas más atroces en una ya fea historia. cubadebate.cu Cubadisco me invitó a actuar y celebrar el centenario de mi padre, Chico O'Farrill…Vi orgullo cultural, dignidad corporativa, sin armas de fuego, aceptación, y sí, pobreza brutalmente exacerbada por el embargo de los Estados Unidos. Es la misma Cuba por la que me han recibido durante dos décadas.

____ (2022-05-18). Domestic antiviral drug promising. ecns.cn A Chinese drug for treating patients infected by the Omicron variant has shown good results in terms of drug safety, tolerability and effectiveness in reducing viral shedding, or the amount of time that infected cells release reproduced viruses.

Staff (2022-05-19). Muere Vangelis, famoso compositor de Carrozas de Fuego y Blade Runner. cubadebate.cu El compositor griego Vangelis, conocido por sus célebres composiciones para películas como Carrozas de fuego y Blade Runner, murió a los 79 años. Considerado uno de los padres de la música de base electrónica, Vangelis también compuso el himno del mundial de fútbol de 2002 y la banda sonora de la película 1492: la Conquista del Paraíso.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Minute: Can uterine fibroids affect pregnancy? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A uterine fibroid is a benign or noncancerous growth of the muscle portion of the uterus. While common, they may cause pain and excessive bleeding, and concerns about fertility and pregnancy for some. Dr. Michelle Louie, a Mayo Clinic gynecologic surgeon and fibroid specialist, says it is important to know your treatment options and work with a specialist. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute. youtu.be/RjubdzreMOE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (: 57) is in the downloads at the end of…

____ (2022-05-19). Iran become self-sufficient in nuclear fuel cycle: Eslami. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Stating that Leader of the Islamic Revolution supported nuclear science and technology for years, Chief of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said that Iran has presently become self-sufficient in nuclear fuel cycle.

Jim Spellman (2022-05-19). See why Asian Americans don't get mental health treatment. america.cgtn.com Behind the culture and traditions, Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the U.S. are struggling with mental health issues. See why they don't go to therapy.

teleSUR, pgv, MM (2022-05-19). El legado de Malcolm X para la lucha afroamericana en EE.UU. telesurtv.net Malcolm X, uno de los líderes más importantes de la comunidad afroamericana de EE.UU., entregó su vida al activismo social.

Staff (2022-05-19). Explosion reported near Khaliqdad School Mazar-i-Sharif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Local reports and witnesses suggest that an explosion took place near the Khaliqdad School in Mazar-i-Sharif on Thursday morning.

____ (2022-05-18). Xi eyes greater ties with Netherlands. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages on Wednesday with King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of ambassadorial-level diplomatic relations between the two countries.

____ (2022-05-19). World's largest span railway flexible steel tunnel shed installed in SW China. ecns.cn The world's largest span railway flexible steel tunnel shed has been installed at the exit of a cliff tunnel of Longhai Railway at the junction of Northwest China's Gansu and Shaanxi provinces.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-05-19). Apagones por déficit de generación afectan R. Dominicana. telesurtv.net También se ha producido un aumento en la tarifa eléctrica calificado de "abusivo e improcedente" por la población.

4reproductiverights (2022-05-19). Look Who's Marching in Mountain View. indybay.org March starting point was Caltrain Station and ending point was Gateway Park. Time to line the ECR! | Mountain View, CA…

Staff (2022-05-19). Pensar a Martí, a 127 años de su caída en combate. cubadebate.cu Cada nuevo aniversario de la caída en combate de José Martí conduce a los seguidores de su obra y ejemplo a repasar su legado, que es el modo mejor de rendirle homenaje. Con él se cumple soberanamente lo que dijera respecto a los ocho estudiantes de Medicina, en su discurso conocido como "Los pinos nuevos", pronunciado en el Liceo Cubano, de Tampa, el 27 de noviembre de 1891: "Otros lamenten la muerte necesaria: yo creo en ella como la almohada, y la levadura, y el triunfo de la vida."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Expert alert: Outpatient joint replacement surgery benefits patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Outpatient surgery may be an option for people who are having their hips, knees or other joints replaced. It is part of a trend in orthopedic surgery to move total joint arthroplasty, commonly known as joint replacement, from inpatient to outpatient surgery. Patients benefit from the shorter hospital stay, and they are more satisfied recovering at home. A decade ago, a patient who had a knee or hip replacement would likely stay…

____ (2022-05-19). Scientists design aerial-aquatic robot, inspired by remora fish. ecns.cn A team of Chinese scientists along with their international counterparts have designed a robotic drone capable of crossing the air-water boundary and hitchhiking on surfaces.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Ear infections after swimming. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I swim for exercise and relaxation. I try to get in the pool about three times a week. Recently, I have begun to have episodes where it feels like water is still in my ear. Then my ear becomes red and painful. A friend suggested I might have swimmer's ear. Is this something that is easy to treat? Do I need to stop swimming? ANSWER: Swimmer's ear is an infection in the outer ear…

Staff (2022-05-19). Las claves sobre la viruela del mono, el extraño virus detectado en Europa y Norteamérica. cubadebate.cu La aparición de un caso del virus de la viruela del mono en Reino Unido el 7 de mayo encendió las alarmas. Con el correr de los días, la enfermedad comenzó a propagarse y ya se identificaron nueve infectados en ese país. Estados Unidos, España y Portugal también han detectado casos. øQué es la viruela del mono y cuáles son sus síntomas?

____ (2022-05-19). WHO alerts as more monkeypox cases reported in Britain. ecns.cn The World Health Organization (WHO) issued an alert Wednesday night warning that more cases of the monkeypox virus could be reported in Britain.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-05-19). Iglesia Católica de EE.UU. indemniza a víctimas de abuso sexual. telesurtv.net La Arquidiócesis de Santa Fe llegó a un acuerdo tentativo por abusos sexuales por valor de 121,5 millones de dólares.

National Mobilization for ReproductiveJustice (2022-05-19). Taking It To the Streets for Reproductive Justice for ALL! indybay.org Tye-Leigha from the National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice making the connections to how the attack on Roe v. Wade is connected to attacks on trans folk, people of color, and marginalized folks. | Video 1: 22…

____ (2022-05-19). China issues guideline on promoting high-quality meteorological development. ecns.cn China's State Council has issued a guideline on fostering the high-quality development of meteorology, vowing to achieve meteorological modernization through the use of smart technologies by 2035.

____ (2022-05-19). Zhengzhou-Wanzhou high-speed railway enters trial. ecns.cn The Xiangyang East to Badong section of the Zhengzhou-Chongqing high-speed railway officially entered trial operation recently, marking the countdown to the opening of the whole line.

____ (2022-05-19). Discover Chinese treasures at National Museum. ecns.cn On the occasion of International Museum Day 2022, let's pay a visit to the National Museum of China, where exquisite collections reveal the country's fascinating history.

____ (2022-05-19). Both U.S., China benefit from bilateral commercial ties: U.S. business leader. ecns.cn Both the United States and China were better off for the development and success of bilateral commercial relations over the past few decades, a U.S. business leader said on Wednesday.

Staff (2022-05-19). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Thursday, May 19.

____ (2022-05-18). China's tallest tree found in Tibet. ecns.cn A 83.2-meter-high tree has recently been found in Zayu County in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, setting a new record for the tallest tree in China, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

____ (2022-05-19). China's satellite navigation industry output hits 469b yuan. ecns.cn The total output value of China's satellite navigation and location services industry reached 469 billion yuan (about $69.6 billion) in 2021, up 16.3 percent from the previous year, according to an industry white paper released on Wednesday.

Staff (2022-05-19). Rinden homenaje a José Martí en cementerio Santa Ifigenia, de Santiago de Cuba (+Fotos). cubadebate.cu Ante el mausoleo que resguarda los restos del Apóstol en la necrópolis Santa Ifigenia, se depositaron ofrendas florales a título del primer secretario del Comité Central del Partido y presidente de la República, Miguel Díaz-Canel, del presidente de la ANPP y del Consejo de Estado, Esteban Lazo, del General de Ejército Raúl Castro y del pueblo cubano.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Science Saturday: Using metal detectors to ward off wayward specimens. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Histology Laboratory in Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology processes more than 350,000 paraffin-embedded blocks every year as lab staff prepare tissue slides for pathologists to evaluate. Each of those blocks represents a patient waiting for answers. Although lost specimens within the Histology Lab are rare — less than one-half of 1% are ever misplaced — if even one specimen goes missing, it has the potential to be devastating for that patient. "We're aiming for zero….

____ (2022-05-19). China, Cuba enjoy excellent bilateral relations: Chinese ambassador. ecns.cn China and Cuba enjoy excellent bilateral relations in keeping with the historic links that unite the two nations, Chinese Ambassador to Cuba Ma Hui said Wednesday.

____ (2022-05-18). Chinese envoy urges prioritizing development in Sahel. ecns.cn A Chinese envoy on Wednesday called for prioritizing development in the Sahel region.

____ (2022-05-19). Chinese premier extends congratulations to new French PM. ecns.cn Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday congratulated Elisabeth Borne on her appointment as French prime minister.

Othering & Belonging Institute UC Berkeley (2022-05-19). Monday 5/23: Disability Justice: The Process of Creating the Disability & Intersectionality Summit. indybay.org Online event – FREE…

Staff (2022-05-19). US military convoys attacked in Al Diwaniyah, Samawah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Two US military logistics convoys have been targeted in Iraq's Al Diwaniyah and Samawah cities, local sources reported on Thursday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Mayo Clinic Minute: Muskmelons are full of flavor, nutrients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org They might have a smelly-sounding name, but muskmelons, like cantaloupes and honeydew, are actually sweet fruits full of flavor and nutrients. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/v5e-9ENHcjY Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Muskmelon is an overarching term that includes cantaloupe and honeydew. These fruits provide a wealth of health benefits, including antioxidant support for your immune system. They…

____ (2022-05-19). New airport commissioned in SW China's Sichuan. ecns.cn An Airbus 320 aircraft of Chengdu Airlines landed at the Dazhou Jinya Airport Thursday, marking the launch of the new airport in the mountainous city of Dazhou, southwest China's Sichuan Province.

teleSUR, hvh, DRL (2022-05-19). México valora de positiva reunión con asesor de la Casa Blanca. telesurtv.net En la reunión se discutió la visión de oportunidades de la cumbre para el continente y la invitación a todos los países.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-19). Imperial computer science and engineering research best in UK: REF 2021. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's Faculty of Engineering is celebrating its research being ranked best in the UK for both computer science and engineering.

teleSUR, ldp, SH (2022-05-19). Detectan primer caso de viruela del mono en Estados Unidos. telesurtv.net Es una "una enfermedad viral rara" que provoca síntomas similares a los de la gripe, acompañados de erupción cutánea.

teleSUR- hvh, DRL (2022-05-19). Gobierno cubano reafirma rechazo a política excluyente de EE.UU. telesurtv.net El canciller cubano Bruno Rodríguez afirmó que la política de EE.UU hacia la región sigue regida por la Doctrina Monroe.

Art Persyko (2022-05-19). Tuesday 5/17: Unmet Needs of SF's Homeless Seniors: What to do? indybay.org us02web.zoom.us/j/85293012012?pwd=V2RYQ2xvR085anBiZkh6UE94ZVdrUT09; Meeting ID: 852 9301 2012; Passcode: 140151 | Phone 1 669 900 9128; Meeting ID: 852 9301 2012; Passcode: 140151…

teleSUR, JDO (2022-05-19). Turquía no apoya el ingreso de Suecia y Finlandia a la OTAN. telesurtv.net Ankara asegura que esos países apoyan a grupos que considera terroristas, a los cuales provee ayuda militar y financiera.

____ (2022-05-19). 1,401 birth anniversary of founder of firecrackers commemorated in Jiangxi. ecns.cn Having a history of fireworks production of more than 1,300 years , Shangli County of Jiangxi is regarded as the birthplace of China's fireworks and crackers.

Megan Lucas, Romelly Rivera, Zakayya Nichols (2022-05-19). How Foster Care Affects Outcomes in Adulthood. indybay.org This article takes a look at the Foster Care system, and how it can affect life in adulthood.

teleSUR- hvh, DRL (2022-05-19). Celebran el Día Nacional de la Comadrona en Guatemala. telesurtv.net El país cuenta actualmente con más de 20.000 comadronas las cuales cumplen un rol fundamental en sus comunidades.

____ (2022-05-18). Chinese FM urges Japan to remove factors disrupting ties. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday called on Japan to remove disturbances that undermine China-Japan relations, and work with China to maintain their hard-won friendship.

____ (2022-05-19). Xi highlights sci-tech self-reliance, cultural confidence in letter to scholars returning from overseas. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping has highlighted efforts to build up China's scientific and technological self-reliance and enhance cultural confidence.

____ (2022-05-18). Xi urges global governance reforms. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping called on Wednesday for reforms of the global governance system guided by the principle of fairness and justice, reiterating that China's resolve to open up at a high standard remains unchanged.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-05-19). Universitarios de Ecuador exigen aumento salarial para docentes. telesurtv.net Colmaron varios espacios públicos de la capital para reclamar se aplique la LOEI y equiparación salarial para maestros.

____ (2022-05-19). China to strengthen multiple supports for small, medium enterprises. ecns.cn China will ramp up multiple policy supports, including cutting costs and increasing funding, to help small and medium-sized companies tide over difficulties, officials told a press conference on Wednesday.

____ (2022-05-18). Shanghai resumes more train services. ecns.cn Shanghai resumed seven train services on Wednesday, bringing the total operational rail lines departing Shanghai to 20.

Talking Points Memo (2022-05-19). Thursday 5/26: Roe v. Wade: How We Got Here and What's Next for Abortion Rights. indybay.org Online event – FREE…

Staff (2022-05-19). La muerte en combate de José Martí en el general español José Ximénez de Sandoval y Ballange. cubadebate.cu Mis soldados le dieron muerte gloriosa en noble combate y a su cadáver en mi poder se le rodeó de cuantas consideraciones merecen los muertos y en especial los que fueron en vida genios como José Martí.[…] No soy yo, sin embargo, el llamado a recordar en épicos cantos al pueblo cubano la nobleza y valía de aquel Apóstol de su causa; ilustres hombres de probada inteligencia tiene Cuba y ellos con mejores facultades pueden hacerlo y lo harán seguramente, para honrar, honrándose, la memoria de un mártir de su patria y para conocimiento y ejemplo de futuras generaciones.

Staff (2022-05-19). Ríos intermitentes y Magdalena Campos. cubadebate.cu Matanzas fue el emporio azucarero cubano del siglo XVIII: los ingenios, las plantaciones, el puerto, el mar… Miles de esclavos fueron traídos hasta su tierra, a engendrar una prosperidad tan injusta como fundacional. Al mismo tiempo que se derramaba sangre, nacía una cultura de resistencia y diálogo que emergió en rumba, poetas, cantores, pensadores, libertadores y artistas.

Staff (2022-05-19). Iran's 'domestically manufactured' Simorgh aircraft unveiled. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — The "Simorgh" transport aircraft, built by the specialists of the Iran Aviation Industries Organization was unveiled in the presence of Iran's Minister of Defense in Isfahan province.

Staff (2022-05-19). ISIL terrorists attack in Mosul leaves 2 wounded. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Iraqi media reported on Thursday that at least 2 people were injured in an explosion committed by ISIL terrorists in northern Iraq.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-05-19). Destacan novedades de reciente censo de población en Argentina. telesurtv.net El primer censo bimodal aplicado en esa nación. Unos 652.000 censistas visitaron alrededor de 15 millones de viviendas.

____ (2022-05-18). Declines in most major air pollutants recorded. ecns.cn China recorded declines in the density of all major air pollutants apart from ozone in the first four months of this year, and forecasts show that the hazardous gas will remain a primary air pollutant in many areas across the country.

teleSUR, SH (2022-05-19). Apagón afecta áreas de El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras. telesurtv.net La falla electrica provocó un apagón en distintos puntos del departamento de San Salvador y en el area metropolitana de la capital de Guatemala.

____ (2022-05-18). Colorful scenery of 'Dead Sea of China' in Shanxi. ecns.cn Aerial view of colorful salt lake of Yuncheng, world-famous inland salt lake known as "Dead Sea of China", Yuncheng, north China's Shanxi Province.

Staff (2022-05-19). Inicia vice primer ministro cubano visita oficial a Turquía. cubadebate.cu El vice primer ministro, Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, inició hoy una visita oficial a la República de Turquía con el objetivo de profundizar los históricos vínculos existentes entre ambas naciones y pueblos, pasar revista al estado de las relaciones económicas, comerciales, financieras y de cooperación y examinar las potenciales existentes para su desarrollo.

____ (2022-05-19). Panchen Rinpoche attends religious activities in Tibet. ecns.cn Panchen Erdeni Chos-kyi rGyal-po on Wednesday attended religious activities in the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, capital city of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

Staff (2022-05-19). Festival Boleros de Oro 2022 se celebrará del 23 al 26 de junio. cubadebate.cu El Festival Boleros de Oro 2022 reunirá a cantantes, compositores, investigadores, artistas y especialistas de Cuba durante su edición prevista del 23 al 26 de junio. Auspiciado por la Asociación de Músicos de la Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba, el evento celebra los cien años de la Radio Cubana y del cantautor César Portillo de la Luz.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-19). Check moles during Skin Cancer Awareness Month. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MANKATO, Minn. — Learning your ABCs can alert you to changes in moles that could signal melanoma — the most serious type of skin cancer. For Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May, Mayo Clinic Health System is reminding people that while most moles are harmless and rarely become cancerous, monitoring them is still an important step in detecting skin cancer, especially malignant melanoma. Moles generally appear during childhood and adolescence, and most people have 10…

____ (2022-05-18). Customs in 5 cities to clear cargo for Shanghai. ecns.cn Customs authorities in five major cities in the Yangtze River Delta region-Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Ningbo and Hefei-have adopted mutual recognition of each other's clearance processes for cargo related to companies on Shanghai's white list of businesses that can resume operations.

Staff (2022-05-19). Daniel Ortega: A Nicaragua no le estimula participar en la IX Cumbre de las Américas. cubadebate.cu El presidente de Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, aseguró que a Nicaragua no le estimula participar en la próxima Cumbre de las Américas donde se pretende excluir a su país, además de Cuba y Venezuela. Ortega aludió al respeto y dijo que no se le debe rogar al gobierno de Estados Unidos para participar en su Cumbre.

____ (2022-05-19). Canadian imperialism's fascist friends—Part 2: Hitler's accomplices, the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists. wsws.org The political-ideological fount of the fascist forces that are playing such a prominent and reactionary role in contemporary Ukraine, the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, supported the Nazis' war of annihilation against the Soviet Union. | , , | This is the second article in a multipart series., Click here for the first part.

____ (2022-05-19). Pussy Riot, the war in Ukraine and Russia's upper middle class. wsws.org A leading member of the anti-Putin punk rock group declared that Russia does not have "a right to exist anymore."

____ (2022-05-19). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Call centre workers in Spain strike for pay rise as continuing healthcare workers' stoppages are joined by teachers' strikes over pay, conditions and funding; South African Sibanye-Stillwater gold miners' 11-week pay strike continues as tax collectors and bus workers threaten walk out; protests across Iran over cuts to food subsidies joined by teachers' protests for free education and bus drivers' strike in Tehran; educators walk out across France and in French schools abroad over pay, conditions and funding…

____ (2022-05-19). 10,000 healthcare workers strike in New Zealand. wsws.org The nationwide strike points to growing anger in the working class over the Labour Party-led government's austerity measures, the soaring cost of living, and the worsening death toll from COVID-19.

____ (2022-05-19). School districts slash spending across the US. wsws.org Democrats and Republicans are citing the drop in student enrollment during the pandemic to justify a new assault on public education.

____ (2022-05-19). As US daily COVID-19 cases surpass 100,000, White House makes clear that it will take no serious action. wsws.org The refusal of the American government to do anything to address the latest surge of COVID-19 underscores the basic truth that the fight against the pandemic will only be taken forward by the working class.

____ (2022-05-19). Why young people should support the SEP (Australia) election campaign. wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party is the only party standing in the May 21 federal election which fights in the interests of youth and students, and the working class as a whole.

____ (2022-05-19). Australian workers and young people voice their support for the Socialist Equality Party's election campaign. wsws.org "I used to vote for major parties, but what you put forward is a good program" – Gary, Mallacoota…

____ (2022-05-19). Australian unions promote illusions Labor will reverse wage decline. wsws.org The ACTU's feigned concern over wages is a cynical exercise to drum up support for the election of another pro-market Labor government.

____ (2022-05-19). Inflation surge past 11 percent in UK a disaster for millions. wsws.org Numerous reports attest to acute social distress, including millions of people suffering soaring levels of hunger.

____ (2022-05-19). UAW President Ray Curry sits on board of directors of Mercedes-Benz, parent company of Detroit Diesel. wsws.org The revelation of Curry's position on the board underscores the corrupt financial interests behind the UAW's adamant efforts to block a strike at Detroit Diesel.

____ (2022-05-19). Strikebreakers brought in to replace FireKing workers in New Albany, Indiana. wsws.org Workers at FireKing, a manufacturer of fireproof cabinets in the Indiana suburbs northwest of Louisville, Kentucky, are facing a strikebreaking operation mounted by management during the second week of their strike.

____ (2022-05-19). Cannes Film Festival promotes US-NATO war against Russia. wsws.org The Cannes Film Festival is the latest cultural institution or event to disgracefully provide a public stage for Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to promote the US-NATO war against Russia.

____ (2022-05-19). Primary elections in five US states show intensifying political tensions. wsws.org Both capitalist parties are in deep crisis, with the Republican Party more and more openly fascistic, and Democratic voters dissatisfied with Biden and the congressional leadership.

____ (2022-05-19). Wall Street plunges as global recession looms. wsws.org Yesterday's large-scale sell off on Wall Street, in which shares of major retail companies experienced their biggest decline since the October 1987 Black Monday stock market crash, was in response to clear indications the US and global economy are moving rapidly into recession.

____ (2022-05-19). Australian postal workers support SEP candidates in federal election. wsws.org

____ (2022-05-19). Biden administration says government has no role in producing baby formula amidst nationwide shortage. wsws.org Seeking to tamp down immense social anger, Biden's invocation of the Defense Production Act will do little to alleviate the immediate crisis while further exposing the bankruptcy of capitalism.

____ (2022-05-19). Sri Lankan attorney general orders arrest of leaders of mob violence against anti-government protesters. wsws.org The belated arrests are a bid to deflect the widespread outrage over the violent attack on protesters voicing the sentiments of millions in their call for the president to resign and the deep social crisis to be alleviated.

____ (2022-05-19). Iowa BNSF rail workers speak out on impact of Hi Viz policy: "It's like your kids don't know who you are, your dog doesn't recognize you" wsws.org Workers placed no confidence in federal arbitration as a means to resolve Hi Viz and other issues in their favor, despite the efforts of the SMART and BLET unions to promote illusions in it.

amarynth (2022-05-18). Sitrep Operation Z: NATO surrenders in Azovstal. thesaker.is For the Saker Blog by Saker Staff with thanks to Pepe Escobar for that prescient title Nazi Azovites &#1 ; from rats in a hole to fish in a barrel &#1 ;…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). Military Situation In Iraq On May 18, 2020 (Map Update). southfront.org

Anonymous587 (2022-05-18). Potential Exchange Of Azov As Path To Russia's Defeat. southfront.org Surrender of wounded Azov members | On May 11, 2022, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk announced upcoming negotiations on the exchange of severely wounded members of the Azov national battalion blocked in Mariupol for Russian prisoners of war. This decision caused widespread criticism from citizens of both Russia and other countries of the world that support the "denazification" of Ukraine. This is not surprising, since it is the Azov battalion that is the main unit that professes the ideology of…

_____ (2022-05-18). Swarms Of Israeli Bots Are Crippling Pro-Palestinian Twitter Accounts. popularresistance.org "These accounts were following the exact same people that were tweeting about Palestine, but from France or Francophone accounts that work on Palestine," Razek said of her new followers. | The advocacy director of RƒÅbet, the Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy's digital platform, became wary of the issue after Abier Khateb, a grants manager at Open Society Foundations, reported mass followings as well. | Razek told MintPress News that she began individually reporting each account as fake but kept her own account open — lest she let the alleged bots win. But after a few days, Razek made her…

_____ (2022-05-18). What Is Offensive, What Is Defensive, In The Ukraine Conflict? popularresistance.org An important aspect of debate on conflicts relates to identifying offensive and defensive forces as this has important implications for ethical aspects and the moral strength commanded by contending sides. | In the Ukraine conflict there are many complexities, but perhaps such identification can become becomes easier if we follow Prof. Richard Falk in seeing the Ukraine war in terms of not one but three wars—Russia vs. Ukraine, USA vs. Russia and Western Ukraine vs. Eastern Ukraine. | If Russia vs. Ukraine war is seen to be starting from February 24 2022, then clearly Russia is in the offensive position in…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). Is Russia To Blame For Global Food Crisis? southfront.org | Western leaders, headed by U.S. President Joe Biden, claim that Russia's actions in Ukraine have blocked food sources needed for worldwide supplies. In particular, Africa will not be able to survive without Ukrainian grain. | As the threat of a food crisis grows, Europe and the United States are

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). In Video: Large Column Of Russia's BMPT Terminator Spotted On Donbass Front Lines. southfront.org

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On May 18, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). Military Situation In Ukraine On May 18, 2022 (May Update). southfront.org

_____ (2022-05-18). July 30 — March For Medicare For All. popularresistance.org Washington, DC – The grassroots, volunteer led activist group March for Medicare for All returns to Washington D.C. on Medicare's birthday for their National Day of Action. | March for Medicare for All demands national improve Medicare for All and rejects the privatization of healthcare in America. | Last summer, March for Medicare for All launched in 56 different locations all the same day. This year, the primary focus will be on the nation's capital. On Saturday, July 30 at 10: 30 am, marchers will meet at the southeastern corner of The Ellipse off of Constitution Ave., NW, between 15th St, NW and 17th St, NW.

Amy Goodman (2022-05-18). Democratic Leadership Sided With Corporatists to Fight Progressives in Primaries. truthout.org We look at the Democratic Party's opposition to progressive challengers such as Nina Turner, former Ohio state senator who earlier this month lost her congressional primary challenge after facing massive spending and attacks by super PACs. Turner says the corporate wing of the Democratic Party seeks to consolidate the existing leadership's power while shutting down champions of progressive policies like Medicare for All. "The Democratic Party as a whole has to make a decision: Is it the party of the corporatists, or is it the party of the people?" says Turner. | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Co…

Andreína Chávez Alava (2022-05-18). Venezuela to Engage with Oil Companies as Washington Eases Restrictions. venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela's government and opposition confirmed preparations to restart talks in Mexico with US sanctions relief on the horizon.

_____ (2022-05-18). Massacre In Buffalo Highlights The Legacy Of Racist Violence. popularresistance.org A white racist gunman targeted and killed ten African Americans in a supermarket in an African American community in Buffalo, New York. | The 18-year-old shooter, Payton Gendron, has been heavily influenced by the white supremacist ideology of replacement theory which encourages violent attacks against African Americans and other nationalities in the United States. | According to reports, Gendron drove more than 200 miles in New York state to this location where on several occasions, he visited the store in order to map out his murderous attacks against innocent people. One witness said that he had talked to Gend…

Benay Blend (2022-05-18). 'If Only the Natives Had Stayed Silent': On Responding to Settler Colonialism. orinocotribune.com By Benay Blend &#1 ; May 12, 2022 | In an American History class that I taught at the local community college, a student made a comment that has stayed with me all these years. To paraphrase, he explained that if Native Americans had just accepted their colonized position without fighting back, there would have been no massacres of Indians. | That refusal to recognize the right of the colonized to resist makes its way into contemporary thinking, including the supposedly well-informed. Very often there is no context, no background history to explain why the oppressed resist. Instead, the journalist, academic, or w…

malia Jones, Scientist In Health Geography, University of Wisconsin-madison (2022-05-18). It's impossible to determine your personal COVID-19 risks and frustrating to try — but you can still take action. Malia Jones, Scientist in Health Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison

_____ (2022-05-18). Why is the US Trying to Provoke a Conflict on the Afghanistan—Tajikistan Border? journal-neo.org Ever since the withdrawal of the last US troops from Afghanistan and the fall of the country to the Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation), Washington has been unable to come to terms with the loss of its influence in the region. It is therefore doing all it can to turn the …

_____ (2022-05-18). Americans and the "Blood Moon" Rising. journal-neo.org The news divisions of the US broadcast network have "comforted" the Americans with the announcement that they will have an opportunity to witness the "blood moon" eclipse. In astronomer circles, "blood moon" is the term for the part of a total lunar eclipse when the projections of sunrises and sunsets on the surface of the …

_____ (2022-05-18). Lee Jae-myung and Ahn Cheol-soo Enter the Fray. journal-neo.org On June 1, 2022, in addition to the local government elections, there will be a by-election for parliament: when an MP leaves to join the government, his or her seat is vacated and must be filled. Although the mandates are few and will not change the overall balance of power (recall that the opposition to …

_____ (2022-05-18). US Multi-Domain Operations &#1 ; War by Additional Means. journal-neo.org The United States has clearly transitioned militarily several times throughout its history, from the Cold War preparing to fight the Soviet Union using massive maneuver warfare to using the military that existed at the end of the Cold War to decimate the Iraqi army in the 1990's, to shifting to a "small wars" force fighting …

_____ (2022-05-18). WHO Stealth Coup to Dictate Global Health Agenda of Gates, Big Pharma. journal-neo.org Acting on an initiative from the Biden Administration, by November 2022, conveniently at the onset of the next flu season in the northern hemisphere, the World Health Organization, barring a miracle, will impose an unprecedented top-down control over the national health regulations and measures of the entire planet. In what amounts to a stealth coup …

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). Military Situation In Syria On May 18, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). Sweden And Finland Apply To Join NATO. Military Equipment Moving Towards Russian Border. southfront.org

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). 959 Ukrainian Militants Surrendered At Azovstal Plant So Far. southfront.org | On May 18, the Russian Ministry of Defence reported that the militants of the nationalist Azov unit and Ukrainian servicemen blocked at the Azovstal plant continued to surrender. | According to the Russian MoD, 694 militants surrendered over the past day, including 29 wounded. A total of 959 militants have surrendered since May 16, including 80 wounded, of whom 51 who needed urgent treatment were placed in the hospital of Novoazovsk of the Donetsk People's Republic. | On May 17, the Russia…

Anonymous669 (2022-05-18). ISIS Claims Responsibility For Deadly Attack Near Syria's Damascus. southfront.org

Anonymous669 (2022-05-18). Russian Reconnaissance Aircraft Was Targeted While On Mission Over Syria's Greater Idlib. southfront.org

Blake Skylar (2022-05-18). New 'Doctor Strange' is fantastic — if imperfect — phantasmagoria. peoplesworld.org Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness could very easily have proven to be a misstep in an increasingly predictable slate of Marvel films. The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has proven itself an interesting pop culture experiment, yet it runs the risk of becoming too formulaic, as well as alienating casual viewers with its increasingly …

Anonymous669 (2022-05-18). Russian Army Destroyed Ukrainian Smerch Heavy Rocket Launcher In Pinpoint Artillery Strike (Video). southfront.org

elana Bernstein, Assistant Professor of School Psychology, University of Dayton (2022-05-18). Why a US task force is recommending anxiety screening in kids 8 and older. Elana Bernstein, Assistant Professor of School Psychology, University of Dayton

matt Kasson, Associate Professor of Mycology, Plant Pathology, West Virginia University (2022-05-18). Beyond flora and fauna: Why it's time to include fungi in global conservation goals. Matt Kasson, Associate Professor of Mycology and Plant Pathology, West Virginia University

pedro A. Noguera, Dean, Usc Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California (2022-05-18). US schools are not racially integrated, despite decades of effort. Pedro A. Noguera, Dean, USC Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California

_____ (2022-05-18). Biodiversity Solutions Also Fight Climate Change. popularresistance.org Mass extinction lurks beneath the surface of the sea. That was the dire message from a study published in April in the journal Science, which found that continuing to emit greenhouse gases unchecked could trigger a mass die-off of ocean animals that rivals the worst extinction events in Earth's history. | The findings serve as just the latest reminder that climate change and biodiversity loss are interconnected crises — even if they're rarely addressed in tandem by policymakers. | Toward that point, the Science study came with a dose of hopeful news: Action to curb greenhouse gas emissions and keep warming…

_____ (2022-05-18). Only A People's Monetary Reset Can Prevent A Feudalistic Technocracy. popularresistance.org Fortunately for the United States, our national debt is in U.S. dollars. As former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan once observed, "The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that. So there is zero probability of default." | Paying government debt by just printing the money was the innovative solution of the cash-strapped American colonial governments. The problem was that it tended to be inflationary. The paper scrip they issued was considered an advance against future taxes, but it was easier to issue the money than to tax it back, and over-issuing devalued the curr…

_____ (2022-05-18). Oregon Starbucks Workers Go On Strike Against Union Busting. popularresistance.org Starbucks workers at a location in Eugene, Oregon went on strike on Tuesday to protest the union busting at their location and the unlawful firing of three organizers. | The workers at this Starbucks store voted 17-0 in favor of unionizing. They are part of the massive Starbucks unionization wave, with 70 other stores nationwide winning union elections and over 250 stores filing to unionize. Starbucks, however, is doing everything it can to stop this wave. As Starbucks Workers United described in a statement: "Starbucks has continued to cut workers' hours, coerce them into voting against union representation by m…

_____ (2022-05-18). Rapid Grocery Delivery Service Buyk Accused Of Wage Theft. popularresistance.org In early March, 28-year-old Michael Perez received an alarming email from one of his co-workers at Buyk, the Russian-funded, New York City-based ultra-fast grocery app. | Because of the severe sanctions against Russia, the letter announced, the company had lost access to its investors and was forced to furlough 98 percent of its workforce. For Perez, the letter was just one more disappointment in a long string he had experienced working for the company. | "I was at a loss of words, to be honest," said Perez, who worked as a delivery person. "I try to make the best with the company, but I just kept getting disappo…

_____ (2022-05-18). Trial Of Ola Bini Resumes In Ecuador. popularresistance.org The much-awaited trial of Swedish software developer and digital rights activist Ola Bini resumed in Ecuador on Monday, May 16. The current leg of the trial against Bini is continuing with the proceedings from an earlier three-day session that was held in January this year. The ongoing session will be on till Friday, May 20 and is expected to conclude the trial portion of the proceedings. | The trial began after more than five hours of delay as the translator assigned for Bini arrived late to the court due to a reported misunderstanding. Bini has been charged with one count of illegal, non-consensual access to a…

amarynth (2022-05-18). Toward a Theory of Impossibility: Column Upends Science. thesaker.is By Fred Reed for the Saker Blog In today's column, we will revolutionize science, and establish that much of what we believe, at least regarding living things, is at best…

Ann Brown (2022-05-18). Crypto Is Not Private Or Anonymous: Here Are The IRS Weapons To Track Crypto Holdings And Activity. moguldom.com Anonymity is one of the reasons many crypto enthusiasts say they favor digital assets but it turns out crypto is not private or anonymous — just ask the Internal Revenue Service. The tax agency is tracking your crypto holdings and activities. Most federal law enforcement agencies employ experts adept at tracing cryptocurrency, and they're using …

Ann Brown (2022-05-18). Calls Go Out On Twitter For FBI To Question Christian Preacher Who Threatened Another MAGA Insurrection: 'You Can't Be Christian And A Democrat'. moguldom.com Tennessee pastor Greg Locke recently threatened another MAGA insurrection, declaring to his congregation, "You ain't seen insurrection yet." Evoking the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, the pastor at Global Vision Bible Church made the inflammatory statement on May 15 during a sermon in Mount Juliet, 17 miles east of downtown …

Ann Brown (2022-05-18). Pro-Reparations Summer Lee Wins Pennsylvania DNC Primary, Fights Off Heavy AIPAC Funding, Dem Party Establishment. moguldom.com Former labor organizer Summer Lee, 34, came out on top in the Pennsylvania 12th Congressional District Democratic primary on May 17, narrowly leading against DNC establishment favorite Steve Irwin in a tight race. While the race is still too close to call, the pro-reparations progressive candidate Lee, 34, has declared victory. Irwin, a 62-year-old business and …

Ann Brown (2022-05-18). Who Is Cicley Gay? New BLM Board Chair Leans Into Accountability Questions And Future Of BLM. moguldom.com Amid the controversy over the use of millions of dollars in donations, Black Lives Matter quietly changed its leadership staff. Philanthropic strategist Cicley Gay has stepped in as the activist organization's new chairwoman. Black Lives Matter co-founder and former executive director Patrisse Cullors stepped down in May 2021 as questions arose over her using $6 …

____ (2022-05-18). Tibetan gazelles spotted on Qinghai grassland. ecns.cn A group of Tibetan gazelles was spotted in Banma County, Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of northwest China's Qinghai Province.

Brett Wilkins (2022-05-18). Green Groups Urge California Gov. Newsom to Close Aging Nuclear Plant on Schedule. commondreams.org "Diablo Canyon is dangerous, dirty, and expensive," a coalition of environmental organizations said in a letter to California's Democratic governor. "It must retire as planned."

Brett Wilkins (2022-05-18). Ahead of House Vote, Analysis Details How Big Oil Price Gouging Rewards Wall Street. commondreams.org "Congress has a narrow window of opportunity to stop profiteering at the pump and secure a more stable, sustainable future for all. It's time to act—before it's too late."

Asha Banerjee (2022-05-18). Overturning Roe Would Be an Economic Catastrophe for Women. commondreams.org Abortion rights are economic rights.

Alex Bainbridge (2022-05-18). Will Labor in government abandon the paternalistic cashless welfare card? greenleft.org.au What will happen to the pernicious cashless debit card scheme after the election? Labor has promised to make the scheme voluntary and the Coalition claims not to have a plan to expand it. But can either be trusted? Alex Bainbridge and Vivien Miley report.

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2022-05-18: News Headlines

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-18). United States Bioweapons Developments in Ukraine May Prove a Fatal Mistake. libya360.wordpress.com James ONeill What is now emerging into full view is the development of bio weapons in Ukraine by the Americans. This program has been in existence for a number of years, organised by the leadership of the Democratic Party who in turn benefited from company donations from the principal organisers of the program. These companies…

Editor2 (2022-05-18). The Black Alliance for Peace Calls on Latin American and Caribbean Nations to Boycott the Summit of the Americas (Statement). orinocotribune.com Mexico's President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador recently announced that he would boycott the Summit unless all countries in the region are invited. Some member states of CARICOM and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, including Antigua and Barbuda and St. Vincent and Grenadines, are also considering not attending the Summit. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, stated that his country "does not believe in the policy of ostracising Cuba and Venezuela." | RELATED CONTEN…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-18). Why is the US Trying to Provoke a Conflict on the Afghanistan—Tajikistan Border? libya360.wordpress.com Valery Kulikov Ever since the withdrawal of the last US troops from Afghanistan and the fall of the country to the Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation), Washington has been unable to come to terms with the loss of its influence in the region. It is therefore doing all it can to…

____ (2022-05-18). U.S., allies may be planning Ukraine proxy war model for Myanmar. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ReutersMay 17, 2022 Myanmar resistance urges West to provide arms for fight against junta The defence chief of Myanmar's shadow government has called for international help to arm its resistance forces fighting the ruling military, requesting support similar to that being given to Ukrainians battling invading Russian troops. The people of Ukraine and Myanmar's anti-government] …



Anonymous587 (2022-05-18). Potential Exchange Of Azov As Path To Russia's Defeat. southfront.org Surrender of wounded Azov members | On May 11, 2022, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk announced upcoming negotiations on the exchange of severely wounded members of the Azov national battalion blocked in Mariupol for Russian prisoners of war. This decision caused widespread criticism from citizens of both Russia and other countries of the world that support the "denazification" of Ukraine. This is not surprising, since it is the Azov battalion that is the main unit that professes the ideology of…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). Military Situation In Iraq On May 18, 2020 (Map Update). southfront.org




Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-18). The New White Supremacist Consensus Part Two: Shootings in Buffalo Solidify the Consensus. libya360.wordpress.com Ajamu Baraka Buffalo shooter Payton Gendron wore the black sun insignia used by Ukraine's neo-Nazi Azov Battalion The latest mass shooter in Buffalo, New York was clearly a racist, and identified with Ukrainian and other neo-Nazis. But white supremacy has a stronger hold on European and U.S. society than is commonly acknowledged. The avowed racist…

Rachel Hu, Chris Garaffa (2022-05-18). CovertAction Bulletin Podcast: Whitewashing Neo-Nazis in Ukraine & Biden's "Disinformation Governing Board" covertactionmagazine.com Biden announced last month the assembly of a team within the Department of Homeland Security with the title: Disinformation Governing Board (DGB). Supposedly this team will be working to combat Russian, Iranian, and Chinese "disinformation." We dive deeper into the contradictory history of disinformation about Ukraine in 2014 spread by non other than the executive director of the DGB board, Nina Jankowicz.



Contributing Writers (2022-05-18). The Liberation of Mariupol. marktaliano.net READ MORE: Human Shields of Mariupol/By Patrick Lancaster &#1 ; Mark Taliano MARIUPOL — CIVILIANS DENOUNCE THE CRIMES OF THE FIGHTERS OF THE NEO-NAZI AZOV REGIMENT/By Christelle Néant &#1 ; Mark Taliano Marioupol — Reddition des soldats ukrainiens retranchés dans Azovstal &#1 ; Donbass Insider (donbass-insider.com)…

Kit Klarenberg (2022-05-18). Leaked emails expose UK Home Secretary Priti Patel's connection to MI6-style 'research and influence operation'. thegrayzone.com A deeply anti-democratic MI6-linked cabal's apparent influence on Priti Patel raises serious questions about her fitness to rule on Julian Assange's extradition to the US. Cabal now managing MI6-inspired "research and influence operation" Effort may be funded by intelligence agency actors British Home Secretary implicated in plot Green advocates and perceived Chinese agents targeted Home Office infiltrated by cabal's civil service mole Cabal seeks to seize power over energy policy and "displace" government minister British Home Secretary Priti Patel is …

_____ (2022-05-18). Swarms Of Israeli Bots Are Crippling Pro-Palestinian Twitter Accounts. popularresistance.org "These accounts were following the exact same people that were tweeting about Palestine, but from France or Francophone accounts that work on Palestine," Razek said of her new followers. | The advocacy director of RƒÅbet, the Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy's digital platform, became wary of the issue after Abier Khateb, a grants manager at Open Society Foundations, reported mass followings as well. | Razek told MintPress News that she began individually reporting each account as fake but kept her own account open — lest she let the alleged bots win. But after a few days, Razek made her…

Dan Cohen (2022-05-18). New documentary trailer: Gaza Fights Back. mintpressnews.com Filmed during the attack and in the days following the ceasefire, the documentary tells the story of how Gaza's armed resistance groups outwitted the vastly superior Israeli military and established their ability to intervene against Israeli ethnic cleansing of neighborhoods like Sheikh Jarrah and provocations at the al-Aqsa compound in occupied East Jerusalem. | "The Palestinian military capabilities are not highly sophisticated and destructive, but it becomes so effective when it's used by Palestinian smart youths who believe in their rights and freedom," a masked al-Qassam commander says. | The documentary…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On May 18, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). Military Situation In Ukraine On May 18, 2022 (May Update). southfront.org

_____ (2022-05-18). What Is Offensive, What Is Defensive, In The Ukraine Conflict? popularresistance.org An important aspect of debate on conflicts relates to identifying offensive and defensive forces as this has important implications for ethical aspects and the moral strength commanded by contending sides. | In the Ukraine conflict there are many complexities, but perhaps such identification can become becomes easier if we follow Prof. Richard Falk in seeing the Ukraine war in terms of not one but three wars—Russia vs. Ukraine, USA vs. Russia and Western Ukraine vs. Eastern Ukraine. | If Russia vs. Ukraine war is seen to be starting from February 24 2022, then clearly Russia is in the offensive position in…

Editor (2022-05-18). NATO begins military drills near Russian border. mronline.org Troops from 14 countries, including the United States, Sweden, Finland, and Ukraine, are participating in massive exercises in Estonia.

Editor (2022-05-18). NDP onboard with Cons, Liberals in warmongering over Ukraine. mronline.org Canada's "left wing" party is openly opposed to negotiating an end to the war in Ukraine.

Editor (2022-05-18). The war against food—who is to blame. mronline.org This week President Joseph Biden stopped at an Illinois farm to say he's going to help the Ukraine ship 20 million tonnes of wheat and corn out of storage into export, thereby relieving grain shortages in the international markets and lowering bread prices around the world.

____ (2022-05-18). Afghanistan 1980, Ukraine 2022: U.S., Organization of Islamic Cooperation to hold strategic dialogue. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. Department of StateMarch 18, 2022 U.S.-Organization of Islamic Cooperation Strategic Dialogue The United States and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold a strategic dialogue in Washington, D.C., May 23-24. The OIC delegation, headed by H.E. Secretary General Hissein Brahim Taha, will conduct a series of meetings with the Secretary and senior U.S. …

____ (2022-05-18). Erdogan: NATO owes Turkey same solidarity shown to Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Hurriyet Daily NewsMay 18, 2022 Erdogan urges NATO allies to 'respect' concerns over Finland, Sweden Ankara's expectation from its NATO allies is to display the solidarity shown in the aftermath of the Ukraine crisis to Turkey as well, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on May 18. "[W]e are watching the solidarity and cooperation displayed in …

____ (2022-05-18). Third player in Ukraine conflict: Turkey stakes claims to Crimea, Caucasus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Daily SabahMay 18, 2022 'Turkey to stand by Crimean Tatars to ensure their welfare' Turkey will continue to stand by the Crimean Tatars and protect their identity and ensure their welfare, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Tanju Bilgiàß said Wednesday, in a message issued on the occasion of the 78th anniversary of their deportation. *** "Turkey will …

Richard Ochs (2022-05-18). The 16 Biggest Lies the U.S. Government Tells America About the Ukraine War. covertactionmagazine.com In any war, the first casualty is truth. Here are the biggest lies: 1. "Ukraine is a democracy"Ukrainian President Volodymyr …

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). Is Russia To Blame For Global Food Crisis? southfront.org | Western leaders, headed by U.S. President Joe Biden, claim that Russia's actions in Ukraine have blocked food sources needed for worldwide supplies. In particular, Africa will not be able to survive without Ukrainian grain. | As the threat of a food crisis grows, Europe and the United States are

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). In Video: Large Column Of Russia's BMPT Terminator Spotted On Donbass Front Lines. southfront.org

Staff (2022-05-18). Ukraine, Russia peace negotiations suspended. en.mehrnews.com Russian and Ukrainian officials have said that negotiations on a solution to the ongoing war have been suspended as the process is mired in a stalemate.

Staff (2022-05-18). 'Global NATO' new plan to increase international crises. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The Ukraine crisis, in which its political, security and economic effects have become global, is the most obvious example that shows the detrimental effects of the idea of creating a global NATO.

____ (2022-05-18). Japan lectures China on its Ukraine position. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Kyodo NewsMay 18, 2022 Japan urges China to play "responsible role" for peace Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Wednesday he hopes Beijing will play a "responsible role" in ensuring peace and security as Russia's war in Ukraine continues. China, which has close ties with Russia, has refrained from …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-18). 16 Lies the U.S. Government Tells America About the Ukraine War. libya360.wordpress.com Richard Ochs In any war, the first casualty is truth. Here are the biggest lies: 1. "Ukraine is a democracy" Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky banned all opposition parties and banned the use of Russian as a second state language. Why did he violate his 2019 campaign promise to stop the genocidal killing of thousands in…

Staff (2022-05-18). Kremlin says Ukraine 'lacks will' to continue peace talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The Kremlin on Wednesday said that Kyiv authorities don't want to continue the peace talks which started.

Anand Naidoo (2022-05-18). The Heat: Russia-Ukraine Crisis. america.cgtn.com Ukraine has surrendered the city of Mariupol after almost 90 days of fighting. Does that mark a major turning point in the conflict?>

____ (2022-05-18). First minister, SNP leader wants Scotland to be NATO's 33rd member. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Assuming Austria, Bosnia, Cyprus, Georgia, Ireland, Kosovo, Malta, Moldova, Switzerland and Ukraine aren't inducted before Scotland. Associated PressMay 17, 2022 AP Interview: Scottish leader stresses independence, NATO Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said in an interview Tuesday that Europe's crisis over Russia's war in Ukraine only makes Scotland's drive for independence more important, and maintained Scotland …

emptymarcia Zug, Professor of Family Law, University of South Carolina (2022-05-18). Russia's reported abduction of Ukrainian children echoes other genocidal policies, including US history of kidnapping Native American children. Marcia Zug, Professor of Family Law, University of South Carolina

The Conversation (2022-05-18). Why Turkey isn't on board with Finland, Sweden joining NATO — and why that matters. juancole.com By Ronald Suny, University of Michigan | &#1 ; After decades of neutrality, the two Scandinavian states that have to date remained out of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have reacted to Russia's invasion of Ukraine by declaring an intention to join the American-led alliance. But there is a major obstacle in their way: Turkey. The …

____ (2022-05-18). Private cars allowed to leave Shanghai with permission. ecns.cn People who plan to leave Shanghai by driving due to work, study, and life can do so with permission based on obeying COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control regulations, said Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau on Wednesday.

Xiaolu Sun (2022-05-18). Grenada lifts its all COVID travel restrictions. america.cgtn.com In Grenada, the travel restrictions and protocols which were implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, have been repealed from April 4, 2022. Visitors are free to travel to and from the country, without the need to test or be quarantined vaccinated or not.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-18). 5-10-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Living in the "Sandwich": Women's Health & Menopause. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org National Women's Health Week is May 8-14, 2022. Women in the "sandwich generation" may be balancing the competing demands of caring for both dependent children and aging parents, and often working outside of the home. Their own needs may take a backseat while they care for others and juggle all of the demands of life, which has been made even worse with the stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionally affecting women. Around this same time in life, many…

Staff (2022-05-18). Venezuela Confirms US Authorized Oil Corporations to 'Negotiate & Restart Operations'. orinocotribune.com The Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, confirmed this Tuesday, May 17, that the US government authorized US and European oil companies to "negotiate and restart operations" in the South American country, amid a complex package of sanctions imposed by Washington against the Venezuelan people for over a decade. | "The Bolivarian government of Venezuela has verified and confirmed the news published to the effect that the United States of America has authorized US and European oil companies to negotiate and restart operations in Venezuela," Rodríguez wrote via Twitter. | The senior official pointed out tha…

Contributing Writers (2022-05-18). Video: Pfizer's "Secret" Report on the Covid Vaccine. Beyond Manslaughter. The Evidence is Overwhelming. The Vaccine Should Be Immediately Withdrawn Worldwide/By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Caroline Mailloux. marktaliano.net By Prof Michel Chossudovsky and Caroline MaillouxGlobal Research, May 17, 2022 Lux Media and Global Research The following video interview with Prof. Michel Chossudovsky pertains to the Confidential Pfizer Report released as part of a Freedom of Information (FOI) procedure. The report is a bombshell. The vaccine was launched in mid-December 2020. By the end of February 2021, "Pfizer had already …

Editor (2022-05-18). Evo Morales urges Bolivia to withdraw from OAS as more Presidents look to skip Latin American Summit. mronline.org Bolivian ex-President Evo Morales suggested Sunday that his country should leave the Organization of American States, the international organization that Morales says "provoked" the 2019 coup d'etat against him.

____ (2022-05-18). U.S. border town braces for influx of migrants as partisan fights rage on. ecns.cn It's a scene most people would usually see in Mission: Impossible — a helicopter hovers at low altitude above a roadside jungle; several officers search on foot along the bush edges with a dozen vehicles from multiple law enforcement agencies stopping by.

emptyjoannie Tremblay-boire, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland (2022-05-18). Fewer donors say they're willing to give to a charity when it supports immigrants — especially if they're undocumented. Joannie Tremblay-Boire, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland

emptyeleanor Paynter, Postdoctoral Associate In Migrations, Einaudi Center For International Studies, Cornell University (2022-05-18). A court case against migrant activists in Italy offers a reminder — not all refugees are welcome in Europe. Eleanor Paynter, Postdoctoral Associate in Migrations, Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University

_____ (2022-05-18). July 30 — March For Medicare For All. popularresistance.org Washington, DC – The grassroots, volunteer led activist group March for Medicare for All returns to Washington D.C. on Medicare's birthday for their National Day of Action. | March for Medicare for All demands national improve Medicare for All and rejects the privatization of healthcare in America. | Last summer, March for Medicare for All launched in 56 different locations all the same day. This year, the primary focus will be on the nation's capital. On Saturday, July 30 at 10: 30 am, marchers will meet at the southeastern corner of The Ellipse off of Constitution Ave., NW, between 15th St, NW and 17th St, NW.

Socialist Alternative San Francisco (2022-05-18). Saturday 5/21: Defend Abortion Rights Action Assembly: Escalate the Struggle! indybay.org Embarcadero Plaza (near Embarcadero BART)…

Jim Hightower (2022-05-18). Lift the Supreme Court's Veil of Secrecy. otherwords.org When Supreme Court member Sam Alito's secret plan for canceling the constitutional right of people to end their pregnancies leaked to the public, Republican politicos went ballistic. | Not over this attack on liberty. Over the leak. | Republican Chief Justice John Roberts called the unauthorized disclosure an "affront" to the majesty of the Supreme Court. Likewise, Republican congressional leaders have furiously demanded to know who leaked the text and why! | Way beyond their political screeching and posturing, however, a Pennsylvania woman quietly wrote a letter to the New York Times that calmly posed more hones…

Fight Back (2022-05-18). Milwaukee youth and community mobilize again in defense of women's and reproductive rights. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On May 12, students at Golda Meir School organized a walkout near the end of their school day in protest of the Supreme Court majority opinion report that was leaked on May 3. Children from all grades at Gold, from third to the twelfth grades, participated in the action. One sign read, "Forced pregnancy is a crime against humanity." Some of the older kids led their peers with some chants which drew support from cars driving by. | Later that weekend, organizers with the Milwaukee International Women's Day Coalition, together with nearly 150 community members and supporters, took to the streets of d…

Misión Verdad (2022-05-18). Reasons and Implications in Sale of Venezuelan Public Companies Shares. orinocotribune.com By Mision Verdad &#1 ; May 17, 2022 | Last week, President Nicolás Maduro Amongst the companies mentioned by President Maduro to go public are: public telecommunications companies CANTV and Movilnet, Pequiven petrochemical company, a series of joint venture oil and gas subsidiaries, and a number of compa…

Misión Verdad (2022-05-18). Who is Guaidó's Cousin Who Proposed to Assassinate Maduro in a Meeting with Trump? orinocotribune.com Juan Víctor Salcedo Márquez, Juan Guaidó's cousin who suggested to Donald Trump a plan to kidnap and assassinate President Nicolás Maduro, manages a production company called Qta. 14, which was established in Boston in 2018. This was reported by the Venezuelan investigative news website La Tabla. | El

Richard Eskow (2022-05-18). The Nobody: Name the Plague, Not the Murderer in Buffalo. commondreams.org The biggest problem with naming this nobody is that it will attract others like him, people who sense their own non-existence and want to affirm themselves by seeing their names in print or their picture on television.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). Military Situation In Syria On May 18, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). Sweden And Finland Apply To Join NATO. Military Equipment Moving Towards Russian Border. southfront.org

Editor (2022-05-18). Massacre in Buffalo Exposes Rotten Core of White Supremacy in US. scheerpost.com The Tops supermarket on Jefferson Avenue in the Cold Spring section of Buffalo, New York, as seen on a February 2022 afternoon. (Photo via: Andre Carrotflower) | By Natalia Marques / On Saturday, May 14, white supremacist Peyton Gendron drove 200 miles from his home in Conklin, NY, to open fire in the only supermarket in the Black neighborhood of East Buffa…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-05-18). Remember the Maine: The Alleged Russian Atrocity at Bucha Looks Like Another in a Long Line of False Pretexts for War. orinocotribune.com By Jeremy Kuzmarov — May 13, 2022 | Unproven massacre by Russian troops in Bucha was used to compel passage of Ukrainian Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022 and escalate US military intervention. | From the sinking of the USS Maine to the infamous Gulf of Tonkin incident to the chemical weapons attacks in Syria that were falsely blamed on Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, the American public has routinely been fed disinformation in an effort to get them to support wars of aggression on the principle that they are being fought in self-defense. | The alleged massacre by Russian troops in Bucha, a town 63 ki…

scorinoco (2022-05-18). The Russian Perspective isn't 'Propaganda'. orinocotribune.com By Deborah L. Armstrong — May 12, 2022 | Dismissing Russia's viewpoint is dangerous and undemocratic. | Americans pride themselves on their "free press" despite the fact that their press is not really "free." The fact that it's controlled by corporations does not make it any more "free" than it would be if it was controlled by the state. | Yet that belief in a "free press" persists, and so does the belief that a free press is something only found in the "free world"—that is, the United States and its allies. The rest of the world doesn't have a free press, according to this belief. Those poor wretches…

IMEMC News (2022-05-18). Israeli Army Injures Dozens Of Workers West Of Jenin. imemc.org On Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at dozens of workers near the gates of the illegal Annexation Wall near Taybeh and Aneen village, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, wounding scores of Palestinians. Eyewitnesses said dozens of soldiers chased the Palestinian workers while trying to return …

IMEMC News (2022-05-18). Israeli Colonizers Bulldoze Palestinian Lands Near Nablus. imemc.org On Tuesday, illegal Israeli colonizers bulldozed private Palestinian lands owned by the residents of Jaloud village, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel's illegal colonialist activities in the northern West Bank, said the colonizers came from the illegal Ahiya outpost built on …

IMEMC News (2022-05-18). Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza. imemc.org Israeli navy ship attacked, Wednesday, Palestinian fishing boats in two areas near the shore of Gaza city, in the besieged coastal region. Eyewitnesses said the navy ships fired many live rounds at the fishing boats and used water cannons in Palestinian waters in the al-Waha and as-Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza city, They added that …

IMEMC News (2022-05-18). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinian In West Bank. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted Wednesday dawn, at least fifteen Palestinians, including many former political prisoners, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank. Dozens of soldiers in many armored vehicles invaded Jenin city and Jenin refugee camp and Burqin town, before the soldiers stormed and searched homes and abducted Osaid Turkman and Wared Mohammad …

IMEMC News (2022-05-18). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians From Ramallah And Jenin. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted Tuesday evening, thirteen Palestinians, including seven students of Birzeit University, in Ramallah and Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded Doura al-Qare' town, northeast of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, searched and ransacked many homes, and abducted seven students of Birzeit University. They have been identified as …

IMEMC News (2022-05-18). Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian, Close Roads, Near Salfit. imemc.org On Wednesday, Israeli soldiers abducted a young Palestinian man and closed reads near Salfit in the northwestern West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded Rafat village west of Salfit, searched homes, and abducted a young man, Odai Radwan Ayyash. The soldiers also closed the iron gate on the road leading to Hares and Kifl Hares towns, …

IMEMC News (2022-05-18). Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Jenin Refugee Camp. imemc.org On Wednesday dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, searched homes, and abducted a young man. The army also exchanged fire with resistance fighters. More than forty Israeli military vehicles invaded the Jenin refugee camp before the soldiers stormed and searched homes.

IMEMC News (2022-05-18). Wounded Palestinian Detainee In Serious Condition. imemc.org On Wednesday, the Palestinian Detainees' Committee reported that a wounded and detained Palestinian is critical at an Israeli hospital. The Committee said Mohammad Odah, 18, from Ramallah in the central West Bank, is hooked to respiratory machines in the intensive care unit in Shaare Zedek Israeli medical center. It added that one of its lawyers …

Stephanie Pavlick (2022-05-18). Pittsburgh youth confront congressional candidate Steve Irwin over union-busting, campaign dark money. liberationnews.org Liberation spoke to Nebraska Grayson and Taiji Nelson, two Pittsburgh-based Sunrise Movement organizers who took it upon themselves to call out the hypocrisies between Steve Irwin's corporate-backed run for election and Summer Lee's primarily grassroots, popular campaign.

| Reuters | (2022-05-18). US-Taliban deal biggest factor in collapse of Afghan forces, watchdog says. tribune.com.pk The biggest factor that led to the collapse of the Afghan military in August last year was the U.S. decision to withdraw forces and contractors from Afghanistan through an agreement with the Taliban signed by the Trump administration and executed by the Biden administration, a U.S. watchdog report concluded. | The withdrawal "destroyed" the morale of the Afghan military as it was dependent on U.S. military support, according to an assessment by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, which was made public late Tuesday. | "SIGAR found that the single most important factor in the…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-18). 959 Ukrainian Militants Surrendered At Azovstal Plant So Far. southfront.org | On May 18, the Russian Ministry of Defence reported that the militants of the nationalist Azov unit and Ukrainian servicemen blocked at the Azovstal plant continued to surrender. | According to the Russian MoD, 694 militants surrendered over the past day, including 29 wounded. A total of 959 militants have surrendered since May 16, including 80 wounded, of whom 51 who needed urgent treatment were placed in the hospital of Novoazovsk of the Donetsk People's Republic. | On May 17, the Russia…

| Reuters | (2022-05-18). China Eastern crash probe eyes intentional action – sources. tribune.com.pk Investigators looking into the crash of a China Eastern Airlines jet are examining whether it was due to intentional action on the flight deck, with no evidence found of a technical malfunction, two people briefed on the matter said. | The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that flight data from one of the Boeing 737-800's black boxes indicated that someone in the cockpit intentionally crashed the plane, citing people familiar with the preliminary assessment of U.S. officials. | Boeing Co, the maker of the jet, and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) declined to comment and referred quest…

Our Reporter (2022-05-18). 11 Lives were lost everyday in 2021 says Annual Crime Report. plusnews.ug An average of 11 lives were lost each day in 2021, according to an annual crime police report compiled by the Criminal Investigations Directorate. Altogether, 3, 912 lives were lost during the year through assault, poisoning, arson, shooting, domestic violence or mob action. There were 1,095 cases of assault resulting in death, followed by aggravated …

Our Reporter (2022-05-18). Ugandans shun covid-19 booster doses. plusnews.ug The majority of Uganda who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have not received booster doses as recommended by health professionals. Records from the Ministry of Health show that more than 10.2 million people representing 48 percent of the targeted 22 m people were fully vaccinated as of April this year. However, of these, only 59,542 …

Our Reporter (2022-05-18). Musenero Attack: Speaker Threatens Action Against MP Namanya. plusnews.ug Following a video that has stormed the internet platforms today May 18 of the Rubabo County MP Naboth Namanya attacking the Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Monica Musenero on Tuesday evening. MP Namanya after MP Namanya is seen verbally attacking Dr. Musenero as she addressed journalists outside at Parliament and the Speaker of …

Anonymous669 (2022-05-18). ISIS Claims Responsibility For Deadly Attack Near Syria's Damascus. southfront.org

Anonymous669 (2022-05-18). Russian Reconnaissance Aircraft Was Targeted While On Mission Over Syria's Greater Idlib. southfront.org

Our Reporter (2022-05-18). MUK ivory tower cannot be ready by October says contractor. plusnews.ug The renovation of the "Ivory Tower" at Makerere University's main building will not be complete by the time of the centenary celebrations on the independence eve on October 8, the contractor has revealed. Fire gutted the historic building in September 2020 sending shockwaves across the country. The mystery fire according to a report compiled by …

Anonymous669 (2022-05-18). Russian Army Destroyed Ukrainian Smerch Heavy Rocket Launcher In Pinpoint Artillery Strike (Video). southfront.org

Tomdispatch (2022-05-18). Our Compassion for Ukrainian Victims of War was not on Offer to Iraqis or Afghans when We Invaded. juancole.com By Nan Levinson | &#1 ; ( Tomdispatch.com ) &#1 ; I've been watching this country at war for many years now and, after 9/11, began spending time with American veterans who came to disdain and actively oppose the very conflicts they were sent to fight. The paths they followed to get there and the courage it …

emptyferial Pearson, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, University of Nebraska Omaha (2022-05-18). In Midwestern schools, LGBTQ teachers face discrimination, hate and their own fears. Ferial Pearson, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, University of Nebraska Omaha

emptygretchen E. Ely, Professor of Social Work, Ph.d. Program Director, University of Tennessee (2022-05-18). Abortion: the story of suffering and death behind Ireland's ban and subsequent legalization. Gretchen E. Ely, Professor of Social Work and Ph.D. Program Director, University of Tennessee

Juan Cole (2022-05-18). Top 8 Ways to tell if you're a White Supremacist who believes in the Great Replacement. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; In the wake of the Buffalo mass murder of 10 African-American by a privileged, hateful white teen hopped up on "replacement theory," the purveyors of that moronic conspiracy theory have been on the defensive. The number 3 Republican in the House, Elise Stefanik, had her flack come out to deny …

emptykatrina Kimport, Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco (2022-05-18). Less than 1% of abortions take place in the third trimester — here's why people get them. Katrina Kimport, Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

emptyjohn Sullivan, Professor of Media, Communication, Muhlenberg College (2022-05-18). How corporate takeovers are fundamentally changing podcasting. John Sullivan, Professor of Media and Communication, Muhlenberg College

emptyandy Weiss, Postdoctoral Fellow In Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, Vanderbilt University (2022-05-18). Zinc is a metal essential to life — scientists have discovered a protein that helps keep cells alive when zinc levels are low. Andy Weiss, Postdoctoral Fellow in Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University

emptynathaniel Hafer, Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine, Umass Chan Medical School (2022-05-18). Just how accurate are rapid antigen tests? Two testing experts explain the latest data. Nathaniel Hafer, Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School

emptydeepak Ray, Senior Scientist, University of Minnesota (2022-05-18). A shrinking fraction of the world's major crops goes to feed the hungry, with more used for nonfood purposes. Deepak Ray, Senior Scientist, University of Minnesota

emptyray Minniecon, Naiits Indigenous Elder, Naiits (2022-05-18). Why Indigenous communities need a seat at the table on climate. Ray Minniecon, NAIITS Indigenous Elder, NAIITS

emptyrobert C Ulin, Professor of Anthropology, Rochester Institute of Technology (2022-05-18). Some chocolate has a dark side to it — child labor. Robert C Ulin, Professor of Anthropology, Rochester Institute of Technology

emptymaha Nassar, Associate Professor In the School of Middle Eastern, North African Studies, University of Arizona (2022-05-18). How media reports of 'clashes' mislead Americans about Israeli-Palestinian violence. Maha Nassar, Associate Professor in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University of Arizona

emptyjennifer Selin, Co-director, Washington Office, Carl Levin Center For Oversight, Democracy, Wayne State University (2022-05-18). Enforcing unprecedented subpoenas for GOP lawmakers turns on complex legal precedent going back centuries. Jennifer Selin, Co-director, Washington Office, Carl Levin Center for Oversight and Democracy, Wayne State University

matt Kasson, Associate Professor of Mycology, Plant Pathology, West Virginia University (2022-05-18). Beyond flora and fauna: Why it's time to include fungi in global conservation goals. Matt Kasson, Associate Professor of Mycology and Plant Pathology, West Virginia University

emptyjoshua Shanes, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, College of Charleston (2022-05-18). What is the Lag BaOmer pilgrimage? Joshua Shanes, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, College of Charleston

elana Bernstein, Assistant Professor of School Psychology, University of Dayton (2022-05-18). Why a US task force is recommending anxiety screening in kids 8 and older. Elana Bernstein, Assistant Professor of School Psychology, University of Dayton

emptynora Mcdonald, Assistant Professor of Information Technology, University of Cincinnati (2022-05-18). Online data could be used against people seeking abortions if Roe v. Wade falls. Nora McDonald, Assistant Professor of Information Technology, University of Cincinnati

emptyjillian Peterson, Professor of Criminal Justice, Hamline University (2022-05-18). More mass shootings are happening at grocery stores — 13% of shooters are motivated by racial hatred, criminologists find. Jillian Peterson, Professor of Criminal Justice, Hamline University

malia Jones, Scientist In Health Geography, University of Wisconsin-madison (2022-05-18). It's impossible to determine your personal COVID-19 risks and frustrating to try — but you can still take action. Malia Jones, Scientist in Health Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison

emptyroy Jones, Professor of Leadership, Counselor Education, Human, Organizational Development; Executive Director, Call Me Mister, Clemson University (2022-05-18). The fight against school segregation began in South Carolina, long before it ended with Brown v. Board. Roy Jones, Professor of Leadership, Counselor Education, Human and Organizational Development; Executive director, Call Me MISTER, Clemson University

pedro A. Noguera, Dean, Usc Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California (2022-05-18). US schools are not racially integrated, despite decades of effort. Pedro A. Noguera, Dean, USC Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California

emptycaitlin Grady, Assistant Professor of Civil, Environmental Engineering, Research Associate In the Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State (2022-05-18). Hydropower's future is clouded by droughts, floods and climate change — it's also essential to the US electric grid. Caitlin Grady, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State

Yasmin Abusayma (2022-05-18). May assault turned lifelong dream into nightmare. electronicintifada.net A Gaza-based writer moved into her first home with her husband in May 2021, only to experience the horror of Israeli attacks around them.

_____ (2022-05-18). Massacre In Buffalo Highlights The Legacy Of Racist Violence. popularresistance.org A white racist gunman targeted and killed ten African Americans in a supermarket in an African American community in Buffalo, New York. | The 18-year-old shooter, Payton Gendron, has been heavily influenced by the white supremacist ideology of replacement theory which encourages violent attacks against African Americans and other nationalities in the United States. | According to reports, Gendron drove more than 200 miles in New York state to this location where on several occasions, he visited the store in order to map out his murderous attacks against innocent people. One witness said that he had talked to Gend…

Benay Blend (2022-05-18). 'If Only the Natives Had Stayed Silent': On Responding to Settler Colonialism. orinocotribune.com By Benay Blend &#1 ; May 12, 2022 | In an American History class that I taught at the local community college, a student made a comment that has stayed with me all these years. To paraphrase, he explained that if Native Americans had just accepted their colonized position without fighting back, there would have been no massacres of Indians. | That refusal to recognize the right of the colonized to resist makes its way into contemporary thinking, including the supposedly well-informed. Very often there is no context, no background history to explain why the oppressed resist. Instead, the journalist, academic, or w…

Chris Slee (2022-05-18). Tamils remember massacre, oppose occupation. greenleft.org.au Tamils in Melbourne marked the 2009 Mullivaikkal massacre and demanded an end to the military occupation of Tamil land. Chris Slee reports.

Chris Slee (2022-05-18). Tamils remember massacre, oppose occupation. greenleft.org.au Tamils in Melbourne marked the 2009 Mullivaikkal massacre and demanded an end to the military occupation of Tamil land. Chris Slee reports.

Ramzy Baroud (2022-05-18). Constantly on the verge of Collapse: How Palestinians became the Linchpin of Israeli Politics. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor) &#1 ; Israel's coalition government of right-wing Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, is on the verge of collapse, which is unsurprising. Israeli politics, after all, is among the most fractious in the world, and this particular coalition was born out of the obsessive desire to dethrone Israel's former leader, Benjamin Netanyahu. While Netanyahu …

Fight Back (2022-05-18). Milwaukee Palestinians and allies rally to call for liberation and justice for Shireen Abu Akleh. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – May 15 marked the 74th anniversary of the Nakba, the day that Zionist paramilitaries began the violent removal of Palestinians from a majority of their historic homeland. Various organizations in Milwaukee, led primarily by American Muslims for Palestine and Students for Justice in Palestine, hosted a rally near the lakefront downtown to commemorate the tragedy that drew over 100 people. The event was co-sponsored by a variety of faith-based organizations representing Muslims, Christians and Jews. | The speakers also used the time to condemn the Israeli Defense Forces assassination of prominent Pa…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2022-05-18). Mexico Talks Set to Resume (+Alex Saab). orinocotribune.com With the search for new approaches, a preparatory meeting was held to resume the dialogue between the Venezuelan government and a portion of the opposition in Mexico, also known as the Mexico Talks, reported the president of Venezuela's National Assembly, Jorge Rodríguez. | The deputy shared through his Twitter account a photograph from a meeting held with Gerardo Blyde, the spokesperson designated by the opposition to head the delegation at the negotiating table. | "In my capacity as representative of the delegation of the Venezuelan government for the dialogue processes, I have held a meeting with Gerardo Blyde…

Peter Certo (2022-05-18). In OtherWords: May 18, 2022. otherwords.org It's been a week of difficult news. This week in OtherWords, our authors do their best to help make sense of it. | In the wake of the racist mass murder in Buffalo, Meanwhile, as the U.S. death toll from COVID-19…

Kevin Mwanza (2022-05-18). American Deaths From Covid Cross 1 Million: Will There Ever Be Accountability? moguldom.com Covid deaths have surpassed 1 million Americans, making the U.S. the first country in the world to reach the dreaded milestone of reported cases, according to a May 12 announcement by President Joe Biden. The death toll raises the question of whether there will be an inquiry into the deaths, the worst ever tragedy in …

____ (2022-05-18). Beijing reports 49 new local COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn Beijing reported 49 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases between 3 p.m. Tuesday and 3 p.m. Wednesday, said Liu Xiaofeng, deputy director of the Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control at a press conference on Wednesday.

____ (2022-05-18). Baby formula shortage throws U.S. families into panic. ecns.cn The recall of several major brands of baby formula by U.S. company Abbott Nutrition due to safety concerns has panicked parents and caregivers across the country, at a time when COVID-induced supply chain disruptions have already made nutrition products scarce on the market.

teleSUR, yart, JGN (2022-05-18). EE.UU. sobrepasa el millón de muertes por la Covid-19. telesurtv.net Estados Unidos tiene el mayor número de muertes reportadas por el coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 a nivel mundial.

____ (2022-05-18). 18 pets discharged from Shanghai's first 'makeshift shelter for animals'. ecns.cn A total of 18 pets was discharged from the temporary shelter Tuesday. The makeshift shelter was set up to receive pets whose owners were infected with COVID-19.

____ (2022-05-18). Racing against time and virus, China merits global confidence. ecns.cn Shanghai has cut off the community transmission in the latest resurgence of COVID-19 infections in all districts, as businesses began to resume operation starting Monday.

Xiaolu Sun (2022-05-18). White House warns of COVID surge this winter. america.cgtn.com The White House says the United States has seen a threefold increase in COVID-19 cases over the past month. Health officials say more support is needed to make sure there isn't a new even worse spike in the coming months. CGTN's Caroline Malone reports from …

imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-18). Podcast: HIV vaccine progress, COVID and brains, and saving Brazil's forests. imperial.ac.uk In this edition: We hear how close we are to an HIV vaccine, how severe COVID-19 affects brain power, and how one ecologist is saving Brazil's forests…

teleSUR-mcs -HIM (2022-05-18). Chile refuerza protocolos anticovid tras incremento de casos. telesurtv.net La ministra de Salud, María Begoña Yarza, enfatizó que mantener la vacunación al día es uno de los pilares fundamentales para enfrentar la pandemia…

____ (2022-05-18). Beijing getting to grips with latest outbreak. ecns.cn Nearly half of the patients in the latest COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing had been discharged from hospital as of Tuesday afternoon, a senior official said.

Staff (2022-05-18). Llama Díaz-Canel a mantener nivel de inmunización anti-COVID-19. cubadebate.cu Para seguir teniendo bajo control la epidemia de la COVID-19 como hasta ahora, hay que mantener el nivel de inmunización que tenemos, y eso se logra sobre la base de los refuerzos, reconoció hoy en Twitter Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, Primer Secretario del Comité Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba y Presidente de la República.

Abortion is Healthcare (2022-05-18). Signs, Symbols, Costumes at San Francisco Reproductive Justice March. indybay.org San Francisco is a free speech town and San Franciscans are at their finest at a march like the one of May 14.

_____ (2022-05-18). Biodiversity Solutions Also Fight Climate Change. popularresistance.org Mass extinction lurks beneath the surface of the sea. That was the dire message from a study published in April in the journal Science, which found that continuing to emit greenhouse gases unchecked could trigger a mass die-off of ocean animals that rivals the worst extinction events in Earth's history. | The findings serve as just the latest reminder that climate change and biodiversity loss are interconnected crises — even if they're rarely addressed in tandem by policymakers. | Toward that point, the Science study came with a dose of hopeful news: Action to curb greenhouse gas emissions and keep warming…

_____ (2022-05-18). For Biden's Summit Of The Americas, Obama's Handshake With Raúl Castro Shows the Way. popularresistance.org On May 16, the Biden administration announced new measures to "increase support for the Cuban people." They included easing travel restrictions and helping Cuban-Americans support and connect with their families. They mark a step forward but a baby step, given that most U.S. sanctions on Cuba remain in place. Also in place is a ridiculous Biden administration policy of trying to isolate Cuba, as well as Nicaragua and Venezuela, from the rest of the hemisphere by excluding them from the upcoming Summit of the Americas that will take place in June in Los Angeles. | This is the first time since its inaugural gatheri…

_____ (2022-05-18). Only A People's Monetary Reset Can Prevent A Feudalistic Technocracy. popularresistance.org Fortunately for the United States, our national debt is in U.S. dollars. As former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan once observed, "The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that. So there is zero probability of default." | Paying government debt by just printing the money was the innovative solution of the cash-strapped American colonial governments. The problem was that it tended to be inflationary. The paper scrip they issued was considered an advance against future taxes, but it was easier to issue the money than to tax it back, and over-issuing devalued the curr…

_____ (2022-05-18). Oregon Starbucks Workers Go On Strike Against Union Busting. popularresistance.org Starbucks workers at a location in Eugene, Oregon went on strike on Tuesday to protest the union busting at their location and the unlawful firing of three organizers. | The workers at this Starbucks store voted 17-0 in favor of unionizing. They are part of the massive Starbucks unionization wave, with 70 other stores nationwide winning union elections and over 250 stores filing to unionize. Starbucks, however, is doing everything it can to stop this wave. As Starbucks Workers United described in a statement: "Starbucks has continued to cut workers' hours, coerce them into voting against union representation by m…

_____ (2022-05-18). Rapid Grocery Delivery Service Buyk Accused Of Wage Theft. popularresistance.org In early March, 28-year-old Michael Perez received an alarming email from one of his co-workers at Buyk, the Russian-funded, New York City-based ultra-fast grocery app. | Because of the severe sanctions against Russia, the letter announced, the company had lost access to its investors and was forced to furlough 98 percent of its workforce. For Perez, the letter was just one more disappointment in a long string he had experienced working for the company. | "I was at a loss of words, to be honest," said Perez, who worked as a delivery person. "I try to make the best with the company, but I just kept getting disappo…

_____ (2022-05-18). Trial Of Ola Bini Resumes In Ecuador. popularresistance.org The much-awaited trial of Swedish software developer and digital rights activist Ola Bini resumed in Ecuador on Monday, May 16. The current leg of the trial against Bini is continuing with the proceedings from an earlier three-day session that was held in January this year. The ongoing session will be on till Friday, May 20 and is expected to conclude the trial portion of the proceedings. | The trial began after more than five hours of delay as the translator assigned for Bini arrived late to the court due to a reported misunderstanding. Bini has been charged with one count of illegal, non-consensual access to a…

Julie Hollar (2022-05-18). If You Watch TV or Use the Internet, You Want a Functional FCC. otherwords.org Most Americans don't think much about the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC. But if you watch TV, use the internet, or own a phone, it plays a major role in your life. | The FCC regulates the airwaves, including the corporations that own your local TV and radio stations. And it plays an important role in making sure the Internet is open, free, secure, and accessible to all — or not. | The FCC is currently deadlocked with four members. Without a fifth, the agency is largely nonfunctional —which is just peachy for the corporations it's meant to regulate. | President Biden has nominated open medi…

Staff (2022-05-18). Mali Coup d'État Thwarted by Wagner Group's Russian Fighters. orinocotribune.com Mali has informed of the failed coup attempt and the role that the Russian private military company Wagner played in disrupting said plot. | On Monday, May 16, the government of Mali announced that on May 12 a group of local soldiers, foreign mercenaries and units from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member countries tried to organize a coup in the African country. | However, according to various reports, thanks to soldiers from the private military company Wagner stationed in Mali, the coup attempt was thwarted. | According to the Malian government statement, those involved in the coup have been ar…

Editor (2022-05-18). No half measures, cancel all student loan debt. mronline.org The material benefits of this pause to student loan payments are not something to be taken lightly. But considering the pause has clearly helped borrowers survive, the question for the Biden administration is simple: Why not make it permanent, and cancel all student debt?>

Ann Brown (2022-05-18). Crypto Is Not Private Or Anonymous: Here Are The IRS Weapons To Track Crypto Holdings And Activity. moguldom.com Anonymity is one of the reasons many crypto enthusiasts say they favor digital assets but it turns out crypto is not private or anonymous — just ask the Internal Revenue Service. The tax agency is tracking your crypto holdings and activities. Most federal law enforcement agencies employ experts adept at tracing cryptocurrency, and they're using …

Ann Brown (2022-05-18). Calls Go Out On Twitter For FBI To Question Christian Preacher Who Threatened Another MAGA Insurrection: 'You Can't Be Christian And A Democrat'. moguldom.com Tennessee pastor Greg Locke recently threatened another MAGA insurrection, declaring to his congregation, "You ain't seen insurrection yet." Evoking the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, the pastor at Global Vision Bible Church made the inflammatory statement on May 15 during a sermon in Mount Juliet, 17 miles east of downtown …

Ann Brown (2022-05-18). Pro-Reparations Summer Lee Wins Pennsylvania DNC Primary, Fights Off Heavy AIPAC Funding, Dem Party Establishment. moguldom.com Former labor organizer Summer Lee, 34, came out on top in the Pennsylvania 12th Congressional District Democratic primary on May 17, narrowly leading against DNC establishment favorite Steve Irwin in a tight race. While the race is still too close to call, the pro-reparations progressive candidate Lee, 34, has declared victory. Irwin, a 62-year-old business and …

Ann Brown (2022-05-18). Who Is Cicley Gay? New BLM Board Chair Leans Into Accountability Questions And Future Of BLM. moguldom.com Amid the controversy over the use of millions of dollars in donations, Black Lives Matter quietly changed its leadership staff. Philanthropic strategist Cicley Gay has stepped in as the activist organization's new chairwoman. Black Lives Matter co-founder and former executive director Patrisse Cullors stepped down in May 2021 as questions arose over her using $6 …

Dana Sanchez (2022-05-18). Walmart Stock Falls 11 Percent In A Single Day: 'We See Switching From Gallons Of Milk To Half Gallons'. moguldom.com The stock price for the world's second-largest retailer, Walmart, fell by 11 percent on Tuesday, May 17, after the company reported lower-than-expected earnings in the first quarter — its worst single-session decline since 1987 — as rising costs for food, fuel and wages weighed on profits. While Walmart's revenue was up 3 percent in Q1, …

Dana Sanchez (2022-05-18). Target Stock Crashes 25% After Walmart Crash: What Are Big Retailers Saying About Inflation And The Coming Downturn? moguldom.com Target, the eighth-largest retail chain in the U.S., saw its stock plunge 25 percent on Wednesday after announcing a drop in profit for the first quarter of 2022. Its results were "eerily similar" to the top U.S. retailer Walmart, whose Q1 earnings were reported Tuesday, helping to push its stock price down 11 percent. Walmart …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-18). Are Toxic, Hyper-Trauma Social Media Keeping You Distracted, Depressed And Sick? moguldom.com Heavy social media use has been linked to depression, anxiety, illness and lack of focus, according to several studies. Users who took a one-week break from social media experienced reduced depression and anxiety, according to a study published on May 6, Bloomberg reported. Researchers at the University of Bath followed 154 people age 18 to …

Kevin Mwanza (2022-05-18). Morgan Stanley And Goldman Sachs Put Out Bearish Research Notes On American Stock Market. moguldom.com After bouncing on Tuesday, the U.S. stock market traded sharply lower on Wednesday, May 18 as retail giants Walmart and Target reported lower-than-expected first-quarter earnings. U.S. stocks could correct further amid mounting concerns over slowing growth and lower earnings, according to analysts at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. The stock market has had one of …

____ (2022-05-18). Global military, defense leaders attending Hawaii conference include army chiefs of 3 ASEAN nations, Mongolia, Australia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Hawaii News NowMay 17, 2022 Military heads from the around the globe gather in Hawaii for defense conference Military service members from around the globe are attending the Association of the U.S. Army's LANPAC Symposium and Expo at the Sheraton Waikiki this week. About 2,000 U.S. and foreign military leaders and defense contractors are there, …

____ (2022-05-18). Japan's top military commander to attend NATO military chiefs meeting for first time. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Nikkei AsiaMay 18, 2022 Japan's top uniformed officer to attend 1st NATO military chiefs meetingTokyo ramps up engagement with alliance along with Asia-Pacific partners The highest-ranking uniformed officer in Japan's Self-Defense Forces will attend a NATO Military Chiefs of Defense meeting for the first time Thursday, according to the Ministry of Defense, as Tokyo seeks …

____ (2022-05-18). Belgrade in collapse: "A special war is being waged against Serbia" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Tanjug News AgencyMay 16, 2022 Belgrade in collapse: "A special war is being waged against Serbia" All false reports about the planted bombs were sent from servers abroad, the media report. It is a Proton e-mail service, according to the media, and they add that it is very difficult to track down the senders of …

____ (2022-05-18). Brussels: top Georgian commander meets with NATO, EU military committees, Moldovan counterpart. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Agenda.geMay 18, 2022 Georgian Defence Forces Chief, NATO Military Committee Chair discuss military cooperation Priorities and future prospects of the NATO-Georgia military cooperation were discussed on Wednesday in a meeting between Major General Giorgi Matiashvili, the Chief of the Georgian Defence Forces, and Admiral Rob Bauer, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee. Matiashvili thanked …

____ (2022-05-18). Mediterranean, Baltic: U.S. nuclear carrier group, amphibious assault ship put under NATO command. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOMay 18, 2022 US carrier group, amphibious assault ship placed under NATO command The USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier strike group and other US naval vessels have come under NATO command as part of a series of major military drills in the Baltic, Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas. In the Mediterranean, the US carrier group …

____ (2022-05-18). NATO headquarters: Finland, Sweden submit membership application letters. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOMay 18, 2022 Finland and Sweden on Wednesday morning (18 May 2022) simultaneously handed in their official letters of application to join NATO. The letters were conveyed by the Finnish Ambassador to NATO Klaus Korhonen and respectively, the Swedish Ambassador to NATO Axel Wernhoff, to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the Alliance's Brussels headquarters. …

____ (2022-05-18). Pentagon forges U.S.-South Korea-Japan alliance against North Korea, Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. Department of DefenseMay 18, 2022 Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Call With Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Lee Jong-sup Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke with Republic of Korea (ROK) Minister of National Defense Lee Jong-sup today. Secretary Austin reaffirmed the ironclad U.S. commitment to the …

____ (2022-05-18). Pentagon partnering with Azerbaijan in Caspian, Caucasus. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azeri Press AgencyMay 18, 2022 Embassy: U.S. Embassy is proud to partner for Azerbaijan to bolster maritime security on the Caspian Sea "Today Ambassador Litzenberger welcomed a delegation from the U.S. European Command Joint Interagency Counter Trafficking Center to discuss Department of Defense security cooperation with Azerbaijan," US Embassy in Azerbaijan wrote… "The U.S. Embassy …

____ (2022-05-18). NATO strengthens cyber warfare ties with Bosnia, Georgia, claiming imminent Russian attacks. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com AzertagMay 18, 2022 NATO strengthens Bosnia and Herzegovina's defense capabilities against cyberattacks NATO has strengthened Bosnia and Herzegovina's defense against cyberattacks. AZERTAC reports that Mircea GeoanƒÉ, deputy secretary general of NATO, has said about it. He noted that NATO has strengthened Georgia's defense capabilities [along?> with Bosnia and Herzegovina, including defense against cyberattacks. Stressing the …

____ (2022-05-18). Stoltenberg: Georgia key asset in Black Sea, global campaigns. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Agenda.geMay 18, 2022 Georgian PM, NATO Sec Gen discuss Georgia's Euro-Atlantic aspirations Georgia's Euro-Atlantic aspiration as a top priority of the country's foreign and security policy was discussed on Wednesday during a meeting between the Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Garibashvili stressed the close cooperation of his Government with …

Fight Back (2022-05-18). How frame-ups work: The Antony Gay trial. fightbacknews.org Peoria, IL – The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) brought a dozen activists from Chicago to Peoria, Illinois May 16 for the opening of the federal trial of Anthony Gay. Gay had previously defeated the charges when, in an historic trial, he won a hung jury representing himself. He is facing the same assistant U.S. attorneys and federal judge. | The charge against Gay is that he is a felon and had a firearm. | During the proceedings, Gay pointed out that there is no physical evidence of him having a firearm. There was a pistol found by the Rock Island police in the vicinity where t…

It's Going Down (2022-05-18). "On Many Fronts": Why One Atlanta Resident Is Fighting to Stop Cop City. itsgoingdown.org On Tuesday, May 17th, Atlanta police, backed by a phalanx of other state and federal law enforcement, including "DeKalb Police, the Georgia State Patrol, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation," invaded the Weelaunee forest, also known as the Atlanta forest. In the face of militant resistance, police cut down trees…

It's Going Down (2022-05-18). "On Many Fronts": Why One Atlanta Resident Is Fighting to Stop Cop City. itsgoingdown.org On Tuesday, May 17th, Atlanta police, backed by a phalanx of other state and federal law enforcement, including "DeKalb Police, the Georgia State Patrol, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation," invaded the Weelaunee forest, also known as the Atlanta forest. In the face of militant resistance, police cut down trees…

Staff (2022-05-18). Con Filo: Con la justicia y la razón. cubadebate.cu La maquinaria en torno a las nuevas medidas del gobierno estadounidense en lo que a Cuba concierne, las leyes aprobadas por la Asamblea Nacional, la manipulación respecto a la vigilia y el duelo en Cuba y la pretendida imagen de una "Habana explosiva" tras los lamentables sucesos del hotel Saratoga fueron algunos de los temas que el proograma Con Filo puso sobre la mesa este martes.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-05-18). Rusia expulsa a diplomáticos de España, Italia, Francia y Finlandia. telesurtv.net Moscú responde a acciones similares tomadas por Madrid, Roma, París y Helsinki; en medio del conflicto actual en Ucrania.

Staff (2022-05-18). Iraq preparing pipelines to import Iranian gas. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The Ministry of Electricity of Iraq said that it is preparing a pipeline inside the country over the next three days to import Iranian gas.

Gustav Viktor Smigielski, Heinrich Frei (2022-05-18). The Great Reboot and Investing in Death. indybay.org The World Economic Forum (WEF) continues to propagate a highly hierarchized society in which the most powerful actors decide how society should develop – far removed from democratic processes. The class of owners wants to expand its influence through the corporations it owns and make it quasi-legal. The US is now spending $100K per minute on new nuclear weapons!

teleSUR, JGN (2022-05-18). Ciclón Yakecan deja a 800 mil brasileños sin electricidad. telesurtv.net El fenómeno atmosférico provocó la muerte de una persona en Uruguay, mientras que en Brasil se reporta un desaparecido.

Alex Bainbridge (2022-05-18). Will Labor in government abandon the paternalistic cashless welfare card? greenleft.org.au What will happen to the pernicious cashless debit card scheme after the election? Labor has promised to make the scheme voluntary and the Coalition claims not to have a plan to expand it. But can either be trusted? Alex Bainbridge and Vivien Miley report.

The Climate Communications Initiative (2022-05-18). Thursday 6/23: Water Justice: Providing Safe & Equitable Water Access in U.S. w/ Climate Change. indybay.org Online event – FREE…

teleSUR, JCM (2022-05-18). Relatora de la ONU pide a EE.UU. levantar sanciones a Irán. telesurtv.net En conferencia de prensa en Teherán, la alta funcionaria de la ONU ha tachado de "injustificadas" las sanciones unilaterales de EE.UU. contra Irán.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Ear infections after swimming. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I swim for exercise and relaxation. I try to get in the pool about three times a week. Recently, I have begun to have episodes where it feels like water is still in my ear. Then my ear becomes red and painful. A friend suggested I might have swimmer's ear. Is this something that is easy to treat? Do I need to stop swimming? ANSWER: Swimmer's ear is an infection in the outer ear…

Tides of Change (2022-05-18). Monday 5/23: Environmental Youth Summit 2022: A Call to Action for Climate Change. indybay.org Ohlone College Smith Center auditorium, 43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont 94539 | Tickets are FREE.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: Muskmelons are full of flavor, nutrients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org They might have a smelly-sounding name, but muskmelons, like cantaloupes and honeydew, are actually sweet fruits full of flavor and nutrients. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/v5e-9ENHcjY Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Muskmelon is an overarching term that includes cantaloupe and honeydew. These fruits provide a wealth of health benefits, including antioxidant support for your immune system. They…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-18). Ask the Mayo Mom: Polycystic kidney disease can affect children, too. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Polycystic kidney disease is an inherited disorder where clusters of cysts develop within the kidneys, causing the kidneys to enlarge and lose function over time. The cysts, which are noncancerous sacs containing fluid, vary in size, and they can grow to be large. This disorder can occur in children and adults. The two main types of polycystic kidney disease, caused by different genetic flaws, are: Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Signs and symptoms of ADPKD often develop…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-18). Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates to ease physician shortage in Florida and around the country. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Jacksonville, FL — Medical students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, a national medical school, are taking part in the first tri-site commencement this year. The first full cohort of students from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine — Florida Campus are graduating on Sunday, May 15. This innovative program allows students to complete their first two years of didactic study in Arizona or Minnesota and finish the final two years of clinical study…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-18). Iran-Ghana annual trade could reach $1 billion. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The volume of economic cooperation and trade exchanges between Iran and Ghana will reach one billion dollars by the time the eighth meeting joint economic summit is held, according to the Iranian agriculture minister Wedneday.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-05-18). Argentina desarrolla el Censo 2022. telesurtv.net Aunque esta es la jornada censal, ya más de la mitad de los núcleos han completado vía digital el cuestionario del censo.

____ (2022-05-18). Expanding trade with Africa priority of Iran's foreign policy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Iran's First Vice President said that developing trade and economic relations with African countries is top priority in the Iranian foreign policy.

Staff (2022-05-18). Resistance achieved elections victory despite threats, siege. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Hezbollah Secretary-General said that the parliamentary election victory was achieved by the Resistance and its allies despite all the antagonistic propaganda and the US economic sanctions, threats and siege.

Staff (2022-05-18). What Turkey wants from Sweden, Finland in NATO expansion spat. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — As Turkey threatens to block bids to join NATO by Sweden and Finland, three senior Turkish officials spoke about what their government is looking to achieve with the high-stakes brinkmanship.

____ (2022-05-18). Serbia under enormous pressure from EU/NATO states — president. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Tanjug News AgencyMay 18, 2022 Vucic: Pressure on Serbia over Kosovo-Metohija extremely high Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Wednesday Serbia was in a specific situation when it comes to all developments regarding Kosovo-Metohija and that extreme pressure over the issue had led him to hold a meeting with Serbian Orthodox Church archbishops to hear …

Staff (2022-05-18). Cossío: Las medidas anunciadas no son un cambio radical de la política de EE.UU. hacia Cuba (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Sobre el impacto de las recientes medidas anunciadas por el Gobierno de Estados Unidos hacia Cuba y su alcance real, habló en la Mesa Redonda de este martes el viceministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Cuba, Carlos Fernández de Cossío. "Faltan por ver cuáles son las regulaciones mediante las cuales se van a implementar las medidas anunciadas, lo cual puede demorar días o meses", acotó.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-18). Science Saturday: Using metal detectors to ward off wayward specimens. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Histology Laboratory in Mayo Clinic's Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology processes more than 350,000 paraffin-embedded blocks every year as lab staff prepare tissue slides for pathologists to evaluate. Each of those blocks represents a patient waiting for answers. Although lost specimens within the Histology Lab are rare — less than one-half of 1% are ever misplaced — if even one specimen goes missing, it has the potential to be devastating for that patient. "We're aiming for zero….

____ (2022-05-18). Xi talks with Philippine president-elect over phone on ties. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping had a phone conversation with Philippine President-elect Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos on Wednesday morning on bilateral ties and regional development.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-18). Honorable William Alexander Leidesdorff, Jr. at Negro Bar State Historic Park. indybay.org Enslaved and Free, people of African Descent played a profound role in authentic California History. US Army Corp of Topographical Engineers led by John C. Fremont testimony shows the placement of the "African Founding Father of California" and so many "hidden figures" soon valued and preserved at Negro Bar State Historic Park in a good way. Negro Hill, Mormon Island and Negro Bar, Gold Mining Towns on the way to California Statehood, September 9, 1850.

teleSUR, lvm, JGN (2022-05-18). Congreso del estado mexicano de Guerrero despenaliza aborto. telesurtv.net Uno de los argumentos fundamentales presentados señala que el estado ocupa el cuarto lugar nacional en número de decesos por abortos clandestinos.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-05-18). Reportan secuestro de una veintena de pasajeros en Haití. telesurtv.net Retienen a comerciantes que regresaban de la ciudad de Ouanaminthe, fronteriza con República Dominicana.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-05-18). Premio Princesa de Asturias reconoce a arqueólogo mexicano. telesurtv.net El arqueólogo Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, uno de los mayores conocedores del mundo prehispánico, fue reconocido en la categoría de Ciencias Sociales.

teleSUR, yart, JGN (2022-05-18). Brasil invitará a un centenar de observadores a las elecciones. telesurtv.net El funcionario del TSE alertó de posibles ataques a los órganos electorales en medio de un clima polarizador.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-18). 9 Mayo hospitals earn 'A' grades for patient safety. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Nine Mayo Clinic hospitals scored the highest safety marks from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization that collects and analyzes data to help patients choose their preferred health care destinations. These Mayo Clinic hospitals earned "A" grades for patient safety: Arizona Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona. Florida Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida. Rochester Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester. Mayo Clinic Health System Albert Lea and Austin, Minnesota.Eau Claire, Wisconsin.Fairmont, Minnesota.La…

Build Housing Not Hotels Action Team (2022-05-18). Saturday 6/4: Build Housing Not a Hotel: Protest~Rally~Festival. indybay.org Santa Cruz Community Credit Union building, 324 Front Street, Santa Cruz…

Staff (2022-05-18). Accidente de tránsito en Jatibonico, Sancti Spírirtus, deja un fallecido y 3 lesionados. cubadebate.cu Un accidente de tránsito en el kilómetro 413 de la Carretera Central a la entrada de los elevados en Jatibonico, Sancti Spíritus, acaba de ser reportado a través de las redes sociales. Hasta el momento se reportan 3 lesionados y un fallecido.

____ (2022-05-18). China's northernmost province sees robust trade growth. ecns.cn Heilongjiang, China's northernmost province, saw its foreign trade in goods grow 34.1 percent year on year to 77.77 billion yuan (about 11.5 billion U.S. dollars) in the first four months of this year, customs data showed.

Rich Murphy (2022-05-18). Study shows impact of legislators in far-right groups on U.S. politics. america.cgtn.com A study released on Friday, May 13, by the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights (IREHR), a group that tracks far-right efforts in penetrating U.S. state politics revealed some of the growing ties between far-right groups and state legislators.

____ (2022-05-18). Iran determined to enhance trade coop. with African states. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — Iranian ambassadors to African states in an online meeting with Iran Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy explored avenues for resolving barriers to the growth of country's economic cooperation with African countries.

____ (2022-05-18). Biden denounces white supremacy after Buffalo mass shooting. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday denounced white supremacy in a visit to the city of Buffalo in New York, where a gunman killed 10 people and injured three others, 11 of them African Americans.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-05-18). Suecia y Finlandia entregan solicitudes de ingreso a la OTAN. telesurtv.net El secretario general de la OTAN afirmó que la solicitud de ambos países llega en un momento crítico de seguridad.

____ (2022-05-18). Saudis violate ceasefire in Yemen 121 times in day. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Saudi-led coalition and its affiliated armed elements violated the ceasefire in Yemen at least 121 times in the past 24 hours.

teleSUR, yart, JGN (2022-05-18). Gremio portuario de Uruguay extiende paro ante despidos. telesurtv.net Luego de reunirse este miércoles en la mañana, los representantes de los portuarios volverán a verse con las autoridades.

____ (2022-05-18). (W.E. Talk) Zhang Yonghe: Why shouldn't the label of 'Genocide' be put on China's Xinjiang?>. ecns.cn Individual politicians and media in the United States and the West have once again hyped up Xinjiang-related issues for some time. "Genocide does not and will never exist in China", said Zhang Yonghe, executive dean of the Human Rights Research Institute of Southwest University of Political Science and Law.

4reproductiverights (2022-05-18). Look Who's Marching in Mountain View. indybay.org March starting point was Caltrain Station and ending point was Gateway Park. Time to line the ECR! | Mountain View, CA…

Group 4 (2022-05-18). Diversion Program Impacts on Recidivism Rates In Sonoma County. indybay.org Our research examines how youth diversion programs are positively impacting recidivism rates among Sonoma County.

Staff (2022-05-18). 'No one is home' to vie at Nickel Independent Film Festival. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Written and directed by Meysam Shamsi, the Iranian short film 'No one is home' is set to be screened at Canada's Nickel Independent Film Festival.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Springtime allergies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I love the changing seasons and am looking forward to the warmer days of spring. Unfortunately, I am often miserable because of seasonal allergies. What can I do to keep the box of tissues at bay and enjoy the springtime weather? ANSWER: As we flip the calendars to April and May, spring is in the air. Warmer springtime temperatures mean that trees bud, flowers bloom and grass grows. And people often are more active…

Staff (2022-05-18). Sesiona X Encuentro Internacional Justicia y Derecho 2022. cubadebate.cu "Cuba es y seguirá siendo un baluarte de dignidad en la garantía de los derechos individuales", afirmó el presidente del Tribunal Supremo Popular de la isla, Rubén Remigio, al inaugurar el X Encuentro Internacional Justicia y Derecho 2022 en el Palacio de Convenciones de La Habana.

____ (2022-05-18). International Museum Day: Fascinating relics in China's museums. ecns.cn Meet the 10 fascinating cultural relics in China's museums on the International Museum Day,…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-18). The World Conference of Mayors, Johnny Ford leads a Trade Delegation to San Diego. indybay.org Honorable Johnny Ford, Secretary General of The World Conference of Mayors will lead a Delegation to San Diego, California for Africa Unity Week and Collaboration Conference, at the Hilton Bayfront San Diego, California.

____ (2022-05-18). Animal heads looted from the Old Summer Palace displayed in Nanjing museum. ecns.cn A special exhibition featuring the bronze heads of zodiac animals looted from the royal garden at the Old Summer Palace by Anglo-French allied forces in 1860 kicked off in Nanjing on Tuesday.

Staff (2022-05-18). Presidente de Guatemala tampoco irá a Cumbre de las Américas. cubadebate.cu El presidente de Guatemala anunció este martes que no asistirá a la Cumbre de las Américas que se realizará en Los àÅngeles en junio, mientras mandatarios como los de México y Bolivia han condicionado su presencia en el foro. "No me van a invitar a la cumbre. De todos modos yo mandé a decir que no voy a ir", sostuvo el gobernante.

Staff (2022-05-18). Now it's up to Iran to demonstrate its seriousness in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — US State Department spokesman Ned Price once again threw the ball into Iran's court, saying that it is now up to Iran to demonstrate its seriousness in Vienna talks.

____ (2022-05-18). 244m-year-old reptile's tail longest of its kind. ecns.cn In the world of reptiles, the size of the tail matters. Some species use their long tails for balance, such as the Asian grass lizard and the green basilisk, while marine reptiles use their tails for propulsion and maneuverability.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-05-18). INDH de Chile no presentará demandas por las protestas de 2019. telesurtv.net EL INDH sostiene que no hay indicios suficientes de que se haya promovido una política estatal para generar daños a gran escala en la población.

Staff (2022-05-18). Grupo Síntesis de Cuba estrenará Ancestros Sinfónico el 27 de mayo. cubadebate.cu La agrupación cubana Síntesis estrenará en plataformas digitales el disco "Ancestros Sinfónico" el próximo 27 de mayo, anunció la Asociación Hermanos Saíz en la red social Twitter. Según compartió la entidad cultural, muchas son las expectativas alrededor de este álbum que tiene el sello de la familia Alfonso integrada por Carlos Alfonso, Ele Valdés y los hermanos Equis y Eme Alfonso.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-05-18). Hombres y mujeres ganarán igual en el futbol de EE.UU. telesurtv.net Los dos convenios colectivos, que se extienden hasta 2028, logran la igualdad salarial a través de términos económicos idénticos.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-18). Meeting between Iran VP, Ghana tourism minister. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The Iranian first Vice President Mohammad Mokhber held a meeting with visiting Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, Ghana's Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture at the presidential compound in the Iranian capital on Wednesday.

Staff (2022-05-18). Explosion reported in eastern Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — News sources reported that an explosion hit the Iraqi province of Diyala in the east of the country.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-18). Monkeypox outbreak – an Imperial expert explains. imperial.ac.uk The UK Health Security Agency is investigating four new cases of monkeypox in the UK. There are now a total of six confirmed cases.

____ (2022-05-18). Technology cuts wait times for nucleic acid testing. ecns.cn A new mini-program in WeChat is relieving people from the pain of long queues at nucleic acid testing sites in Beijing's Zhongguancun, a subdistrict renowned for its high-tech companies and also known as China's Silicon Valley.

Staff (2022-05-18). Presidente de Irán recibe a vice primer ministro de Cuba. cubadebate.cu El presidente de Irán, Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, recibió al vice primer ministro de Cuba, Ricardo Cabrisas, y patentizaron el interés de fortalecer lazos bilaterales y enfrentar la hostilidad de Estados Unidos. Cabrisas se encuentra de visita oficial en esta capital en el contexto de la XVIII Sesión de la Comisión Intergubernamental Cuba—Irán.

Staff (2022-05-18). "Será que se acabó", de Alexander Abreu y Havana D' Primera, Gran Premio Cubadisco 2022. cubadebate.cu El álbum "Será que se acabó", de Alexander Abreu y Havana D' Primera, se alzó con el Gran Premio Cubadisco 2022, además de dos reconocimientos en las categorías de Música bailable y Diseño de Sonido. Este fonograma, coproducción entre los estudios Abdala y la compañía catalana Páfata, contiene canciones que fueron éxitos en los años 80 y 90 del pasado siglo.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-18). Iraq /Users/solar/Dropbox/_data/_xp/s complaint against Turkey's incursion at UNSC. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 19 (MNA) — The Iraq representative to the UN said his country has /Users/solar/Dropbox/_data/_xp/d an official complaint to the UN Security Council against Turkey, calling for the withdrawal all Turkish troops from its territory in the north.

Staff (2022-05-18). Celebra Cuba Día Internacional de los Museos. cubadebate.cu "Muchas felicidades a quienes de una forma u otra contribuyen al funcionamiento de los museos en Cuba", expresó en Twitter el primer ministro cubano Manuel Marrero Cruz, a propósito de celebrarse este miércoles el Día Internacional de los Museos. Este 2022 el tema es "El poder de los museos" y se reflexiona sobre la idea de que los museos tienen el poder de transformar el mundo.

Staff (2022-05-18). Embajador de China en Cuba: Compartimos principios en defensa de la cooperación, la paz y la seguridad internacional. cubadebate.cu Cuba y China comparten principios y posturas en defensa de la cooperación, la paz y la seguridad internacional, afirmó en conferencia de prensa el embajador de la nación asiática, Ma Hui. El diplomático definió las relaciones bilaterales con tres palabras: confianza, cooperación y cariño.

Stan Cox (2022-05-18). Onslaught of the Oily Authoritarians. commondreams.org The only realistic course is to protect the electoral process despite all its flaws, ensure universal voting rights, and push harder than ever to make this country what it has never been: a multiracial, pluralistic democracy.

Bridgette Wilkerson (2022-05-18). Saturday 5/21: 20-Year Anniversary Alumni Performance Event. indybay.org Kapwa Gardens | 967 Mission St, San Francisco…

Staff (2022-05-18). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 18. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Mehr News agency takes a look at headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Wednesday, May 18.

teleSUR, JL (2022-05-18). Delegados de Gobierno venezolano y oposición sostienen reunión. telesurtv.net Rodríguez aseveró que el Gobierno mantiene su agenda de diálogo bajo el principio de la no injerencia.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-18). Turkey blocks negotiations on Finland, Sweden's NATO entry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Turkey has blocked NATO's decision to process requests by Finland and Sweden to join the bloc, media have reported.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-18). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Managing nosebleeds. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My daughter seems to be prone to nosebleeds, and I am unsure why. She is 19 and has allergies. Over the past few months, she has experienced several nosebleeds that lasted a long time. She has had no trauma to her nose. Why does this happen, and how can I help her? ANSWER: At some point, almost everyone will experience a nosebleed, also known as epistaxis. They are fairly common, especially during dry winter…

teleSUR, yart, JGN (2022-05-18). Cerca de mil nacionalistas ucranianos se rinden en Azovstal. telesurtv.net Las fuerzas de Defensa también interceptaron ocho proyectiles de lanzacohetes múltiples Smerch en la provincia de Járkov.

Staff (2022-05-18). Foreign ship carrying 550K smuggled fuel seized in PG (VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — A foreign vessel carrying thousands of liters of smuggled fuel was seized in the waters of the Persian Gulf.

____ (2022-05-18). Applications for car permits required to leave Shanghai. ecns.cn Shanghai police said on Wednesday that people who need to leave the city by driving car must apply for a permit, which will be valid for six hours starting from the stipulated departure time.

Staff (2022-05-18). Iran SCOCOEX Conference and Exhibition to be held in July. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The 1st conference and exhibition of economic cooperation opportunities of the member countries, supervisors and "dialogue partners "of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization "SCO "and Iran's neighbors will be held.

Staff (2022-05-18). VIDEO: Iranian mountaineer conquers Mount Everest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Aziz Abdi, a 63-year-old Iranian mountaineer, conquered Mount Everest on Saturday and honored the country's flag at the world's highest peak.

Staff (2022-05-18). Sidelines of Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Iranian administration members answered the questions raised by the journalists after attending the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

PACT (2022-05-18). Tuesday 5/17: Renters Rights Workshop – Fight Evictions & Access Housing! indybay.org In Person: Most Holy Trinity, San Jose, CA – Santisma Trinidad | Virtual: Zoom link us02web.zoom.us/j/89645398548?pwd=c3pCVHgyb09CdjM0dzAzMGIyaTZFQ

teleSUR, mcs, JL (2022-05-18). Gobierno boliviano dialoga con víctimas de masacre de 2019. telesurtv.net Las autoridades estatales exhortaron a los representantes instalar una mesa de análisis para aprobar una norma que permita canalizar todos los beneficios para los afectados.

teleSUR- lvm -HIM (2022-05-18). Expresan voluntad de iniciar proceso de paz en cárceles de Ecuador. telesurtv.net El comité leyó el manifiesto suscrito por los líderes de las organizaciones involucradas en la crisis penitenciaria.

Central Coast Rising (2022-05-18). Monterey Rallies for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Beautiful, historic Colton Hall was the setting for an event in Monterey that drew supporters on a day of action that may well go down in history. It was built in 1849 to be a public school and town meeting hall.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-05-18). Comunidad peruana Accomarca rendirá memoria a víctimas de matanza. telesurtv.net "La entrega de los restos de nuestras familias se va a dar el 20 de mayo, se realizará el entierro digno", el alcalde de Accomarca, Fernando Ochoa.

Staff (2022-05-18). Suman 959 los militares ucranianos rendidos en planta Azovstal. cubadebate.cu El Ministerio de Defensa de Rusia informó que un total de 959 nacionalistas ucranianos del batallón Azov cercados en la planta metalúrgica Azovstal, en la región de Mariúpol, depusieron las armas. El portavoz mayor general Âgor Konashénkov, detalló a la prensa que de ellos hay 80 heridos, 51 de los cuales fueron enviados a un hospital de la ciudad de Novoazovsk, en la autoproclamada República Popular de Donetsk (RPD).

Haymarket Books (2022-05-18). Wednesday 5/25: Community as Rebellion: Surviving Academia as a Woman of Color. indybay.org Online event – FREE…

Jake Johnson (2022-05-18). 'We Have to Flip This Seat': After Senate Primary Win, Fetterman Shifts Focus to Beating GOP. commondreams.org "This is the most important race in the country," said Democratic U.S. Senate nominee John Fetterman. "Control of the Senate is going to come down to Pennsylvania."

Staff (2022-05-18). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 18. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Wednesday, May 18.

Staff (2022-05-18). UN special rapporteur urges US to lift unilateral sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The UN special rapporteur called on the US to immediately lift unilateral sanctions against the Iranian people according to international laws, stressing that Iranian assets blocked in some countries must be released.

____ (2022-05-18). China's largest petrochemical refining project starts operation. ecns.cn China's largest refining and chemical integration project in Lianyungang City, east China's Jiangsu Province, was put into production on Monday.

Matthew Alexander (2022-05-18). Tackling the cost-of-living crisis by increasing it? greenleft.org.au Matthew Alexander explains why the leadership debate about how to address cost-of-living rises and housing affordability is cynical, at best.

Staff (2022-05-18). Nine dead after explosion in Nigeria's Kano. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Nine people were killed after a gas cylinder explosion led to the collapse of a building close to a popular market in Nigeria's northern state of Kano, the national emergency service and witnesses said.

____ (2022-05-18). Tibetan gazelles spotted on Qinghai grassland. ecns.cn A group of Tibetan gazelles was spotted in Banma County, Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of northwest China's Qinghai Province.

Staff (2022-05-18). Señor pelotero: øCómo se logra un jugador de cinco herramientas? (+ Video). cubadebate.cu Siempre que se hable de béisbol cubano, el nombre de Luis Giraldo Casanova está entre los imprescindibles. Lo mismo al bate, que con el guante, el pinareño sentó cátedra. Pero hoy el interés periodístico no está en el mito, sino en la fórmula que lo creó. Sobre cómo se logra un jugador de las llamadas cinco herramientas, nos habla el "Señor pelotero".

Staff (2022-05-18). France urges JCPOA parties to finalize Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Saying that the draft agreement on resuming compliance with the JCPOA has been ready for more than two months, the French foreign ministry called on JCPOA parties to make necessary decisions to finalize the nuclear agreement.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-18). Researchers seek to improve success of chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A study published by researchers from Mayo Clinic Cancer Center at Mayo Clinic in Florida and Case Western, Cleveland Medical Center, investigates the reasons for decreasing remission rates for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma treated with chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy (CAR-T cell therapy). The study is published in Cancer Discovery. "CAR-T cell therapy is a promising treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, especially for patients who have relapsed or those who have not responded…

Megan Lucas, Romelly Rivera, Zakayya Nichols (2022-05-18). How Foster Care Affects Outcomes in Adulthood. indybay.org This article takes a look at the Foster Care system, and how it can affect life in adulthood.

Staff (2022-05-18). Armed clashes break out between Palestinians, Zionists in WB. en.mehrnews.com Media sources reported on Wednesday morning that Jenin in the northern West Bank witnessed heavy armed clashes between Zionist forces and Palestinians.

KCCB & SF Bay Bird Observatory (2022-05-18). Sunday 5/22: Volunteer to Plant & Mulch for Pollinators at Don Edwards SF Bay Wildlife Refuge. indybay.org Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge – Environmental Education Center, 1751 Grand Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95002 | Mask required since there will be a mix of vaccinated & unvaccinated volunteers…

Jena Renae (2022-05-18). The US War Budget Is Failing Young People. commondreams.org Congress should stand up for Generation Z—and those who come after.

Students for a Democratic Society (2022-05-18). Monday 5/16: Defend Roe v. Wade. indybay.org Meet by the Olympic Power Statue at San Jose State University.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: How lifestyle changes may help manage menopause symptoms. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The average healthy woman begins menopause at 51, though some women will begin in their 40s or in their late 50s. It's a natural biological process that marks the time a woman ends her menstrual cycle. During National Women's Health Week, health care professionals at Mayo Clinic want to remind all women that mood swings, hot flashes and difficulty sleeping are common symptoms that can be effectively managed with hormone therapy. Lifestyle changes also can…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-18). Sultan of Oman calls for approving maritime deal with Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tarik has called for the approval of a cooperation agreement with Iran in the field of maritime transportation.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-18). Russia expels dozens of diplomats from major EU powers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Moscow said on Wednesday that it will expel dozens of French, Italian, and Spanish diplomats declaring them as persona non grata on Wednesday.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-18). Paykan advances to Asian Club Volleyball C'ships semifinals. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Iran's Paykan trounced Iraqi side Erbil Sport Club on Wednesday to advance to the 2022 Asian Men's Club Volleyball Championship semifinals.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-05-18). Serbia denuncia amenazas por rechazar sanciones a Rusia. telesurtv.net Estarían relacionadas con la actitud de Belgrado de no sumarse a las sanciones antirrusas en medio del conflicto europeo.

Hendrik Sybrandy (2022-05-18). Anxiety and suicide rates are rising among American children. america.cgtn.com Youth suicides are up in several U.S. states. Last fall, three health organizations declared a national emergency for child and adolescent mental health. Find out more.

____ (2022-05-18). Xinjiang's external trade up over 33 pct in January-April. ecns.cn Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region saw foreign trade of around 52 billion yuan (about 7.7 billion U.S. dollars) in the first four months of this year, up 33.7 percent year on year, according to local customs.

| Reuters | (2022-05-18). Sri Lanka to default on debt, no money for fuel, minister says. tribune.com.pk Sri Lanka is expected to be placed into default by rating agencies on Wednesday after the non-payment of coupons on two of its sovereign bonds, while the energy minister said the country had run out of money to pay for fuel. | An economic crisis unprecedented in the country's history since independence in 1948 has led to a critical shortage of foreign exchange, that saw it miss two coupon payments on sovereign bonds on April 18. | Sri Lanka has already said it is unable to make the coupon payments, and a 30-day grace period ends on Wednesday. | S&P has said the ratings on the bonds, maturing in 2023 and 2028,…

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-18). Leader urges for population growth in Iran as a necessity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has described an increase in the Iranian population as a vital necessity, warning against the dangers of an aging population.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-05-18). Alabama Congresswomen Sewell Announces National Park Service Success. indybay.org As we prepare to host The World Conference of Mayors, Inc., Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance to San Diego, California the blessed news as we ramp up our National Campaign for Rosa Louise McCauley Parks Day of Observance…

Staff (2022-05-18). Contra estigmas y estereotipos, Iguales: Campaña para promover respeto e inclusión en servicios de salud. cubadebate.cu La campaña "Iguales", que sale a la luz en el contexto de celebración del Día Internacional contra la Homofobia, la Transfobia y la Biofobia, es un paso más para lograr una Cuba más inclusiva y comprometida con la igualdad, y que defiende uno de los derechos humanos fundamentales: el derecho la salud y por tanto a la vida.

____ (2022-05-18). Iran-Azerbaijan border bridge to be ready in 6 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Roads and Urban Development said that construction of bridge on AstaraChai river between Iran and Republic of Azerbaijan would be put into operation within the next six months.

Staff (2022-05-18). Foreign ship carrying 5 K smuggled fuel seized in PG (VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — A foreign vessel carrying thousands of liters of smuggled fuel was seized in the waters of the Persian Gulf.

teleSUR, AC, JGN, SH (2022-05-18). Conmemoran un nuevo aniversario del asesinato de Túpac Amaru II. telesurtv.net Túpac Amaru II impulsó el mayor movimiento indigenista contra los virreinatos del Río de la Plata y del Perú, territorios bajo el dominio del Imperio español.

Staff (2022-05-18). Unión Eléctrica informa sobre afectaciones al servicio. cubadebate.cu En horas de la mañana de hoy, se produjo un error de operación en la subestación de Renté que conllevó a la salida por emergencia de las unidades 3 y 5 de la termoeléctrica Antonio Maceo, de Renté y la afectación total del servicio a las provincias de Santiago de Cuba y Guantánamo. Se investigan las causas de este error de operación.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-18). Iran Navy escort team clashes with pirates in Red Sea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Admiral Shahram Irani, Commander of the Iranian Army Navy, said on Wednesday that an army navy escort team engaged in clashes with a group of pirates who were trying to hijack an Iranian commercial ship in the Red Sea.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-18). Expert alert: Outpatient joint replacement surgery benefits patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Outpatient surgery may be an option for people who are having their hips, knees or other joints replaced. It is part of a trend in orthopedic surgery to move total joint arthroplasty, commonly known as joint replacement, from inpatient to outpatient surgery. Patients benefit from the shorter hospital stay, and they are more satisfied recovering at home. A decade ago, a patient who had a knee or hip replacement would likely stay…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-18). Tips to reduce stroke in the diverse communities. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Stroke is the second-leading cause of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. In the U.S., about 800,000 strokes occur per year. Of all strokes, 87% are ischemic. This means they occur when a clot blocks a blood vessel in the brain and stops blood flow. The remaining 13% are hemorrhagic, where a blood vessel ruptures and causes bleeding into brain tissue."In the U.S., stroke has dropped to the fifth-leading cause of death, due…

____ (2022-05-18). Mini app showing waiting time for nucleic acid testing serves Beijingers. ecns.cn A mini app showing the waiting time for the nucleic acid testing was launched by the Zhongguancun neighborhood in Haidian District of Beijing.

____ (2022-05-18). Scenery of 'the most Martian place on Earth'. ecns.cn Scenery of red rock area of the Qaidam basin in Haixi of northwest China's Qinghai Province. The red rock area of the Qaidam basin has been dubbed "the most Martian place on Earth.

____ (2022-05-18). Matcha production booms in SW China's Guizhou. ecns.cn The matcha green tea industry in Tongren City, Southwest China's Guizhou province, has been booming in recent years.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-18). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mohs surgery for melanoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. It develops in the cells that produce melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. Melanoma is one of the most common cancer types in the U. S. Roughly 2% of people will be diagnosed with melanoma of the skin at some point during their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. Treatment for early stage melanomas usually includes surgery to remove the melanoma. Mohs surgery is a…

____ (2022-05-18). US convoy enters Turkish military base in Aleppo. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Media sources reported that an American convoy went to a Turkish military base in Syrian city of "Azaz" in Aleppo to receive a senior ISIL leader from Turkish forces.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: Can uterine fibroids affect pregnancy? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A uterine fibroid is a benign or noncancerous growth of the muscle portion of the uterus. While common, they may cause pain and excessive bleeding, and concerns about fertility and pregnancy for some. Dr. Michelle Louie, a Mayo Clinic gynecologic surgeon and fibroid specialist, says it is important to know your treatment options and work with a specialist. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute. youtu.be/RjubdzreMOE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (: 57) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-18). Check moles during Skin Cancer Awareness Month. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org MANKATO, Minn. — Learning your ABCs can alert you to changes in moles that could signal melanoma — the most serious type of skin cancer. For Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May, Mayo Clinic Health System is reminding people that while most moles are harmless and rarely become cancerous, monitoring them is still an important step in detecting skin cancer, especially malignant melanoma. Moles generally appear during childhood and adolescence, and most people have 10…

Art Persyko (2022-05-18). Tuesday 5/17: Unmet Needs of SF's Homeless Seniors: What to do? indybay.org us02web.zoom.us/j/85293012012?pwd=V2RYQ2xvR085anBiZkh6UE94ZVdrUT09; Meeting ID: 852 9301 2012; Passcode: 140151 | Phone 1 669 900 9128; Meeting ID: 852 9301 2012; Passcode: 140151…

teleSUR, DRL (2022-05-18). Pdte. de Panamá llega a acuerdo con parte de sectores en paro. telesurtv.net Los miembros de la Coalición Unidos por Colón, de las más beligerantes, no participaron de la reunión con Neto Cortizo.

Staff (2022-05-18). Car bomb blast reported in Occupied Lands (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com Zionist sources reported on Wednesday morning that a car explosion took place in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Staff (2022-05-18). Latest S- 0 air defense weapons arriving for Russian troops. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The latest S- 0 anti-aircraft missile system has begun arriving for Russian troops, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said during the government's New Horizons educational marathon on Wednesday.

National Mobilization for ReproductiveJustice (2022-05-18). Taking It To the Streets for Reproductive Justice for ALL! indybay.org Tye-Leigha from the National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice making the connections to how the attack on Roe v. Wade is connected to attacks on trans folk, people of color, and marginalized folks. | Video 1: 22…

Staff (2022-05-18). Iran, Azerbaijan discuss developing security relations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri held a meeting with the First Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Shahin Mustafayev.

Staff (2022-05-18). Dólar sube luego de su mayor caída en meses. cubadebate.cu El dólar estadounidense subió luego de su mayor caída diaria en más de dos meses, impulsado por declaraciones de la Reserva Federal (Fed) de los Estados Unidos. El presidente de la Fed, Jerome Powell, adoptó un tono más restrictivo en la lucha del banco central por frenar la creciente inflación, lo que impactó de inmediato en la cotización del dólar.

Staff (2022-05-18). Will the US seize Vienna talks last opportunity? en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Following a "last bullet" visit by the European coordinator for the Vienna talks to Iran, a new opportunity was provided for the US to make up its mind.

Staff (2022-05-18). Nicaragua recuerda el legado de Augusto César Sandino. telesurtv.net El legado del revolucionario nicaragüense Augusto César Sandino es recordado en toda Latinoamérica, por su lucha antiimperialista y por la libertad de los oprimidos.

____ (2022-05-18). Iran, Turkmenistan mull over boosting electricity trade. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Iran and Turkmenistan discussed ways to expand the electricity swap.

Richard Heinberg (2022-05-18). The Energy and Food Crisis Is Far Worse Than Most Americans Realize. commondreams.org Whenever there's an energy crisis, it can quickly become an everything crisis.

Mericia, Janet, Kelly, Chabeli,, Josh (2022-05-18). Rental Housing Costs Impact on Sonoma County. indybay.org Several interviews were conducted, and data was collected from 13 residents who reside in Sonoma County and 7 experts who work within the rental housing market in Sonoma County.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-18). Immunotherapy may play role in treating nonmetastatic gastroesophageal cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Immunotherapy has transformed treatment for patients with stage 4 metastatic esophageal and gastric cancers. In patients with these malignancies, immunotherapy has been shown to prolong survival when patients' tumors exhibit a high expression of an immune-related protein called PD-L1. Researchers are now investigating whether immunotherapy benefits patients who do not have stage 4 metastatic disease. In these patients, tumors have not spread to distant organs. A study highlighting this research is published…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-18). Consumer Health: Osteoporosis and exercise. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease. Osteoporosis affects approximately 10 million people in the U.S., 80% of whom are women, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over or coughing, can cause a fracture. Osteoporosis-related fractures most commonly occur in the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-18). Sharing Mayo Clinic: A heart patient's fall picks up something big. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mitch Prust has fond memories of spending long hours hiking the trails at his getaway in northwestern Wisconsin, but during a visit in late September, it's what he didn't remember that put him on a new path. It was not hours or minutes; it was just a few seconds. While this was a short lapse of time, the positive result of this experience will last a lifetime. Around 9 p.m. while walking through the woods…

Mayelli Rocha (2022-05-18). Ads and Body Image in Society. indybay.org This article highlights on how ads and society have created an image for women that is considered to be this "perfect image". It also mentions mental health issues that can come with wanting this perfect image.

Michelle Begue (2022-05-18). Colombia court approves medically assisted suicide. america.cgtn.com Colombia has become the first Latin American country to approve of medically assisted suicide for patients suffering from serious or incurable diseases. Find out more.

Youth v Apocalypse, etc (2022-05-18). Saturday 5/21: Anti-Chevron Day! indybay.org Chevron Richmond Refinery – Gate 14…

Staff (2022-05-18). Japan sounded out on hosting Asian Cup. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The Japan Football Association (JFA) has been informally approached about the possibility of replacing China as hosts of next year's Asian Cup, chairman Kozo Tashima says.

Anti Police-Terror Project & CRC (2022-05-18). Wednesday 5/18: Solidarity With Buffalo from Oakland, California – A Vigil & Healing Circle. indybay.org Oscar Grant Plaza, outside of Oakland City Hall, Oakland CA, 94642…

____ (2022-05-18). Iran eyes broadening trade-economic ties with Oman: TPO chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Head of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPO) emphasized the need for promoting trade and economic ties as well as strengthening infrastructures with Sultanate of Oman.

Staff (2022-05-18). Venezolano Juan Vicente Pérez es el hombre más longevo del mundo con 112 años. cubadebate.cu Un venezolano de 112 años ostenta hoy el récord Guinness como el hombre más viejo del mundo. Juan Vicente Pérez Mora nació en el poblado de El Cobre, en el estado Táchira, el 27 de mayo de 1909. El texto publicado por Guinness World Records refiere que goza de buena salud y posee una memoria excepcional, conserva grandes recuerdos sobre su infancia, su matrimonio.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-05-18). Iran marks National Day of Omar Khayyam. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Today is considered a significant cultural event for Iranians to commemorate the great Iranian poet, astronomer, writer, and mathematician Omar Khayyam.

____ (2022-05-18). Bronze beast newly unearthed from Sanxingdui Ruins debuts in Sichuan. ecns.cn A small bronze beast unearthed in 2021 from the No.3 pit of Sanxingdui Ruins in Guanghan, southwest China's Sichuan Province, debuted at an exhibition held at the local Yibin Museum on Wednesday.

Staff (2022-05-18). Russian naval ships practice missile fire off Pacific coast. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The Pacific Fleet's missile corvettes Inei and Smerch practised missile and artillery fire during drills off the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Fleet Spokesman Captain 3rd Rank Ilya Kolesnikov said on Wednesday.

teleSUR, yart, JGN (2022-05-18). Procurador de Ecuador buscará retorno a prisión de Jorge Glas. telesurtv.net Glas fue condenado, respectivamente, a seis y a ocho años de prisión por asociación ilícita y cohecho en los casos Odebrecht y Sobornos 2012&#1 ;2016.

imperial.ac.uk (2022-05-18). Great Exhibition Road Festival returns this summer, celebrating arts and science. imperial.ac.uk Exhibition Road will host a vibrant festival next month, celebrating the ideas, people and communities that are changing our world.

____ (2022-05-18). China continues in-depth investigation of Wuzhou aircraft crash. ecns.cn The United States National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed with China's civil aviation authority, saying that no investigation information regarding a crashed Eastern China Airline was provided to media.

Dan Collyns (2022-05-18). See what clean artisanal gold mining means for Amazon. america.cgtn.com International competition to innovate clean artisanal gold mining techniques comes to Madre de Dios, the epicenter of Peru's Amazon illegal gold mining in Peru's Amazon. Find out more.

____ (2022-05-18). Xinjiang's Gobi desert boosts farmers' income. ecns.cn Farmers are busy planting vegetables in their greenhouse in Gobi Industrial Park in Shache County in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on May 15. They have been growing vegetables since October last year, and their income has gradually increased.

Staff (2022-05-18). Erdogan says Turkey will not make same mistake twice. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Referring to the two Nordic countries' bid to join NATO, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country will not make the same mistake twice.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-05-18). Rusia reporta una víctima tras ataque ucraniano a Bélgorod. telesurtv.net El gobernador de Bélgorod, Viacheslav Gladkov, afirmó que los servicios operativos trabajan en la recuperación.

Roxane Assaf-Lynn (2022-05-18). Israel's Killing Of Reporter Shireen Abu Akleh Reminds Me Of Mazen. zcomm.org It's personal. And the U.S. is not better…

Newsroom (2022-05-18). How Liquidation Auctions Give Small Businesses a Chance to Compete in Retail. moderndiplomacy.eu Liquidation auctions are a goldmine for small businesses. Many of the small businesses struggle with capital and filling up their stock. Running a small business is not the easiest thing to do in the current market situation. Liquidation auctions are a great marketplace for small businesses where they can register massive profits when it comes …

Wei Hongxu (2022-05-18). Complexities and Contradictions Facing China's Regulation of Monetary Policy. moderndiplomacy.eu On April 13, China's State Council Executive Meeting proposed a specific policy aimed at facilitating further easing of the monetary policy. This involves encouraging major banks of the country with higher provision levels to lower their provision rates in an orderly manner, timely use of reserve requirement ratio cut (RRR cut) and other monetary policy …

Doreen Chowdhury (2022-05-18). The Return of Global Inflation: A Threat to Our Interdependent World? moderndiplomacy.eu Soaring commodity price has become a major problem in many countries. When poor people are readjusting their monthly budget to address this price hike, shortage are taking place quite often. Even in Bangladesh, the lines for TCB trucks (subsidized government selling points) are getting bigger and bigger every day. The problem became more severe in …

Doreen Chowdhury (2022-05-18). The Return of Global Inflation: A Threat to Our Interdependent World? moderndiplomacy.eu Soaring commodity price has become a major problem in many countries. When poor people are readjusting their monthly budget to address this price hike, shortage are taking place quite often. Even in Bangladesh, the lines for TCB trucks (subsidized government selling points) are getting bigger and bigger every day. The problem became more severe in …

Jonathan Smucker (2022-05-18). Left-Wing Populism Can Win in Trump-Voting Areas, Too. zcomm.org With working-class candidates, populist messaging, and effective organization, we can make major inroads in "Trump country"

Sharon Zhang (2022-05-18). Trader Joe's Workers Announce New Union Effort in Letter to CEO. zcomm.org Trader Joe's workers in Massachusetts are forming their own union in order to combat what they describe as a toxic work culture cultivated by the supposedly progressive company…

Patrick Bond (2022-05-18). Who dropped the Rain Bomb on Durban last month? And will they pay climate reparations? zcomm.org Africa is responsible for less than four percent of historic global emissions — we are not the ones who caused this crisis. We want climate justice…

emptyphylindia Gant, Ph.d. Student In Geological Sciences, University of Florida (2022-05-18). Could people breathe the air on Mars? Phylindia Gant, Ph.D. Student in Geological Sciences, University of Florida

Shahriar Sheikhlar (2022-05-18). Kurdistan — Britain Ties in New Momentum Driven by Energy Supply. moderndiplomacy.eu One hundred year before, despite world promise for Independent Kurdistan after post world war's Ottoman division, Britain government's decision to divide Kurdistan and merge it in new forming Iraq and Turkey, as well as bloodily suppressing the Kurdish rebel movement by using intense bombardment deprived the Kurds of their right to self-determination, built a historical …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-18). Mayo Clinic Minute: What women should know about osteoporosis risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Bones are living organisms that build and break down, but when the body loses more bone than it makes, problems can arise. Early detection and treatment can help those with bone loss maintain active lifestyles. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFcdo2e52qs Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

Judith Levine (2022-05-18). Abortion Activists Need to Win Back the Culture Before We Can Win Back the Court. zcomm.org Make abortion normal again…

Liberation Staff (2022-05-18). Thousands in the streets for 'Bans Off Our Bodies' rallies in hundreds of cities. zcomm.org In cities large and small, people came out into the the streets…

Newsroom (2022-05-18). Southeast Asian nations need to accelerate their clean energy transitions. moderndiplomacy.eu Southeast Asia's reliance on fossil fuels to meet rising demand for energy is proving to be a significant vulnerability in today's energy crisis. Meeting energy security and emissions goals will require countries in the region to make major efforts to improve energy efficiency, accelerate renewable power generation and switch to low emissions fuels, according to …

Julia Conley (2022-05-18). Sentenced for Coal Blockade, Climate Activists Vow to 'Continue to Do What Must Be Done'. zcomm.org "The judge seemed more concerned that these non-violent activists disrupted profits than the fact that the continued use of coal is causing irreparable harm to the planet"

____ (2022-05-18). SEP candidates for Australian election discuss socialist program on podcast. wsws.org The discussion, which lasted over an hour, covered many topics, including the threat of war, the disastrous consequences the official "let it rip" pandemic policies and the burning need to build a socialist movement of the working class.

____ (2022-05-18). Johnson government pushes UK to the brink of trade war with Europe over Northern Ireland Protocol. wsws.org The task at hand is not to "defend the protocol", but to mobilise the working class for a socialist Ireland, a socialist Britain and the United Socialist States of Europe.

____ (2022-05-18). Sri Lanka marks 13 years of Mullivaikal massacre amid mass anti-Rajapakse protests. wsws.org Today, on May 18, millions of people are commemorating the bloody massacre of Tamil fighters and civilians at Mullivaikal that ended Sri Lanka's 26-year communal war.

____ (2022-05-18). In Buffalo, Biden covers up role of Republican Party in promoting fascist "Replacement Theory" wsws.org In the course of his remarks, Biden managed to omit the words "Trump" and "Republican," or name a single Republican official, media outlet or commentator who has promoted the racist and anti-Semitic themes of the "Great Replacement."

____ (2022-05-18). Pay packages for US CEOs hit record for sixth year in a row. wsws.org The median pay package for the CEOs of the biggest US corporations set another record in 2021 of $14.7 million and included an increase of $1 million in cash compensation.

____ (2022-05-18). Oppose military deployment in Sri Lanka's free trade zones. wsws.org The Apparel Workers' Action Committee warns that this repressive move could be extended to other centres of the working class in both the private and public sectors.

____ (2022-05-18). Striking Iowa CNH worker speaks out, as UAW floats ending strike without a contract. wsws.org The UAW is reportedly floating the possibility of suspending the strike and ordering a return to work without a contract, which would signify an abject surrender to the company's intransigent demands for concessions.

____ (2022-05-18). Washington D.C. transit union calls off 3-day strike, agrees to below-inflation wages for 1 D.C. transit workers. wsws.org D.C. Circulator drivers will see their wages eaten up by inflation as an even greater crisis in the region's transit system looms.

____ (2022-05-18). Finnish parliament approves proposal to join NATO. wsws.org The same day that Finland and Sweden formally submitted their NATO membership applications, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared it was ending the country's participation in the Council of the Baltic Sea States.

____ (2022-05-18). ASDA distribution workers in the UK vote overwhelmingly to strike for a third time. wsws.org The consultative ballot is a mechanism for demoralizing workers while buying time to reach an arrangement with management in behind-closed-doors negotiations. If this is ASDA's final offer, what is there to discuss other than a sellout?

____ (2022-05-18). Australian Greens beg for power-sharing arrangement with right-wing Labor government. wsws.org The Greens have dispensed with any pretense of opposition to the major parties. In practice, they have abandoned most of their policies on climate change, the party's stated raison d'etre.

____ (2022-05-18). The 2022 Australian election and the bipartisan assault on refugees. wsws.org While the Labor party and Coalition whip up xenophobic sentiment, only the SEP fights in this election to end the persecution of refugees.

____ (2022-05-18). Teachers in Brookline, Massachusetts, end one-day strike after union agrees to below-inflation, six-year contract. wsws.org The BEU has kept workers on the job for nearly three years without a contract. Like many teachers, including those in the Boston Public Schools system who have been working without a contract for eight months, Brookline educators are demanding "reasonable compensation as well as working conditions that meet the realities of a modern, comprehensive education."

____ (2022-05-18). Residents in Salford and Sheffield, UK, speak on cost-of-living crisis as inflation surges to over 11 percent. wsws.org This week a Sky News survey found that 27 percent of Britons aged 16-75 "skipped meals" in April.

____ (2022-05-18). Soaring food prices threaten workers with food insecurity and starvation. wsws.org Around the world, in developing and so-called advanced countries alike, millions are facing food insecurity and hunger amid soaring prices and shortages of food.

____ (2022-05-18). Las Vegas sanitation workers vote to strike. wsws.org Las Vegas sanitation workers must take the fight out of Teamsters hands by forming a Rank-and-/Users/solar/Dropbox/_data/_xp/ Committee to reach out to other workers in struggle—sanitation, truckers, teachers and health care workers.

____ (2022-05-18). Protests against hike in food and fuel prices across Middle East and North Africa. wsws.org World Bank Chief economist Carmen Reinhart commented, "I don't want to be melodramatic, but it's not a far stretch that food insecurity and riots were part of the story behind the Arab Spring."

____ (2022-05-18). ASDA distribution workers in the UK vote overwhelmingly for strike action for a third time. wsws.org The consultative ballot is a mechanism for demoralizing workers while buying time to reach an arrangement with management in behind-closed-doors negotiations. If this is ASDA's final offer, what is there to discuss other than a sellout?

____ (2022-05-18). LA County workers must reject sellout agreement! wsws.org Los Angeles County workers are being asked to approve a contract that would further erode their living standards.

____ (2022-05-18). One week after decisive contract rejection, why aren't workers at Detroit Diesel on strike? wsws.org These endless delays, which help only management not workers, must be brought to an end. Detroit Diesel workers should demand that UAW Local 163 immediately set a strike deadline for no later than May 24.

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