2022-05-23: News Headlines

____ (2022-05-23). New Zealand Labour government's budget imposes new burdens on working class. wsws.org While providing nothing to address soaring social inequality, and dismantling COVID protections, the Ardern government is diverting billions of dollars to integrate New Zealand into US war plans against Russia and China.

____ (2022-05-23). German Ford autoworkers at Saarlouis plant support joint struggle with colleagues in Valencia. wsws.org Reporters from the World Socialist Web Site spoke to Ford workers in Saarlouis last week and met for discussions with members of the Ford Action Committee.

____ (2022-05-23). Flint, Michigan schoolchildren and educators: poisoned by lead, devastated by COVID. wsws.org The children of Flint, Michigan—the birthplace of General Motors which once boasted the highest per capita income in the US–have been doubly victimized by lead poisoning and Covid. An educator recounts her experiences to the WSWS.

Fight Back (2022-05-23). Red theory: The role of the forces of production. fightbacknews.org Up to now we have studied dialectical materialism and given a general overview of its application to history, historical materialism. Now let's look more closely at some of the core concepts that make up Marxism's materialist conception of history, starting with the forces of production. | Any social system, whether we are talking about capitalism, socialism, feudalism, or what have you, has a particular mode of production upon which it is based. What do we mean by a mode of production? Simply put, it is a way of producing. A mode of production is the historically constituted way in which production is carried o…

____ (2022-05-23). Australian election result shows mass hostility to Labor and the Liberal-Nationals. wsws.org The vote for the major parties has fallen to the lowest level in history, revealing a historic crisis of the parliamentary set-up and of capitalist rule.

____ (2022-05-23). Strikes mount across Spain against spiralling cost of living. wsws.org In the past weeks, a series of strikes have broken out across the Spain to demand higher wages, an end to precarious temporary work and against intolerable social conditions.

____ (2022-05-23). Poor families in northern Sri Lanka flee to India to avoid hunger. wsws.org Rising prices and shortages of essentials, such as food, medicines, fuel, and daily power cuts, have created unbearable social conditions throughout the island.

Staff (2022-05-23). Tehran, Muscat determined to boost relations in all field. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) — Before leaving Tehran for Muscat on Monday, the Iranian President said that Iran and Oman are determined to boost the level of political, economic, and trade relations.

____ (2022-05-23). Tehran to host ECO officials for bilateral talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) — The Deputy Foreign Ministers of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)'s member states will meet in Tehran on Monday and Tuesday to discuss bilateral ties and explore avenues for further broadening of regional cooperation.

Sam Wainwright (2022-05-22). Green Left Show #23: Greenslide, small targets, and progressive advance. greenleft.org.au Socialist Alliance national co-convenor Sam Wainwright spoke to the Green Left Show about the federal election result, what it means and what happens next.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-05-22). Biggest Lie in World History: There Never Was A Pandemic. The Data Base is Flawed. The Covid Mandates including the Vaccine are Invalid. globalresearch.ca Fake science was supportive of this devastating agenda. The lies were sustained by a massive media disinformation campaign. The historic March 11, 2020 lockdown triggered economic and social chaos Worldwide. It was an act of "economic warfare": a war against humanity.

The Canary (2022-05-22). Unions hit out at Grant Shapps' plans to block industrial action. thecanary.co Government plans for a minimum staffing requirement during rail strikes have been slammed as "desperate nonsense". | Unions reacted with anger to an interview in a Sunday newspaper by transport secretary Grant Shapps. It's come just days before a ballot result set to bring the threat of a national rail strike closer. | More than 40,000 members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) at Network Rail and train operators have been voting on whether to launch an industrial action campaign over jobs, pay and conditions. | RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said he expected support for strikes when the ballot res…

The Canary (2022-05-22). Hundreds of grocery items more than 20% pricier over last two years. thecanary.co Consumers have seen the price of hundreds of popular grocery items rise by more than 20% over the last two years. That's alongside a drop in supermarket discounts and budget ranges, a study has found. | Which? found that the price of 265 groceries soared by more than a fifth. And the availability of supermarket discounts and budget ranges — upon which consumers are increasingly relying — fell at the same time. | The watchdog analysed prices of more than 21,000 groceries over two years. It compared their average prices at eight major supermarkets between the start of December 2021 and the end of Februa…

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2022-05-22: News Headlines

Sam Wainwright (2022-05-22). Green Left Show #23: Greenslide, small targets, and progressive advance. greenleft.org.au Socialist Alliance national co-convenor Sam Wainwright spoke to the Green Left Show about the federal election result, what it means and what happens next.

Jacob Andrewartha (2022-05-22). Climate change makes it mark on Australian elections. greenleft.org.au The defeat of the right-wing Scott Morrison Liberal-National government on May 21 indicates that people want change. The election result, which shows a strong mood to act on the climate crisis and inequality, shows the grassroots climate movement has and is having an impact. | At this stage it looks like the Labor party will form a minority government with the support of Greens and the so-called "teal" independents, who were elected in Liberal heartland seats on a climate action, refugee rights and feminist platform.

Cherry Hitkari (2022-05-22). Holding on to Uncle Sam: US-Taiwan Relations. moderndiplomacy.eu The bilateral ties between the United States of America and Taiwan or the Republic of China (ROC) have developed through a peculiar and complex course. The relationship, however ambiguous, continues to form a crucial aspect of security relations in East Asia. Recognition, De-recognition When the Communist forces led by Mao Zedong expelled Chiang Kai shek's …

____ (2022-05-22). Iran inks confidential oil contract with foreign firm. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 22 (MNA) — The Manager of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) for Investment and Business Affairs announced the conclusion of a confidential contract, valued at ‚Ǩ500 million, with a foreign company.

_____ (2022-05-21). If Degrowth Is Coming, What Does It Propose For Workers? popularresistance.org In 2015, countries participating in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change rallied around preventing the rise in average global temperatures beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius. With an average rise of 1.5—2.0 degrees, scientists predict 70—90% loss of coral reefs globally, an explosion of natural disaster—related deaths, and displacement of up to 1.2 billion people by 2050. | We already stand at an increase in average global temperatures of 1.2 degrees Celsius since the Industrial Revolution and, according to the World Meteorological Organization, there is now a 40% chance that the wo…

_____ (2022-05-21). The Radical Immigrant Farmers Who Helped Defeat The Robber Barons. popularresistance.org "I was born in Fayette County, Texas, from German parents, and who fled from the reaction [to] the 1848 revolution. I think that I inherited some of my revolutionary qualifications. I am not responsible for them. I cannot help it." | So testified E.O. Meitzen before the Commission on Industrial Relations in March 1915 about why he involved himself in the political struggles of working farmers. At the time, Meitzen was a veteran leader of the Texas Socialist Party. Nearly thirty years earlier, his inheritance led him to help organize and lead the Fayette County Farmers' Alliance. When the Farmers' Alliance failed…

_____ (2022-05-21). Amazon Won't Stop Union Busting And Firing Organizers. popularresistance.org On April 1, the Amazon Labor Union (ALU) achieved a historic victory when 55 percent of workers at a Staten Island warehouse voted to form the first Amazon union in the United States. The news shook the labor movement around the world as millions celebrated and the victory of these hyper-exploited workers against one of the richest men in the world. | Amazon has still not recognized the union, and has been trying to challenge the election results. In doing so, the company is delaying the start of the negotiation process for a first contract. The union busters who harassed thousands of workers at the JFK8 warehous…

_____ (2022-05-21). Workplace Bullying In Higher Education Is Rampant. popularresistance.org Grabbing her hair, the boss held scissor blades an inch from her face. "If you don't give me any brilliant ideas I'm going to cut your hair off," he deadpanned. | Was this a sick joke? Was he serious? She was alone in his office with him. She was petrified. | You might think this assault happened in some notoriously wretched workplace, the kind of abuse that only occurs in sweatshops halfway across the globe. | But you would be wrong. | This happened to one of us, Liz Adler. Liz was assaulted and threatened by a scissors-wielding professor five years ago in a prestigious laboratory at the University of California…

Roger D. Harris (2022-05-21). Why Are Colombian Election Candidates Auditioning in Washington? orinocotribune.com By Roger D. Harris &#1 ; May 19, 2022 | Staging a vice-presidential candidates Along with the Washington consensus crowd, members o…

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2022-05-21: News Headlines

____ (2022-05-21). All parties in Ontario's provincial election bear responsibility for the province's disastrous housing crisis. wsws.org For low-income workers or those in precarious employment who are fortunate enough to have "affordable" housing, a job loss or reduction in employment hours can quickly lead to homelessness.

____ (2022-05-21). Australia: Phony election promises will do nothing to resolve housing crisis. wsws.org The measures proposed by Labor and the Liberal-Nationals are aimed solely at maintaining record house prices and the profits of the banks.

____ (2022-05-21). Sri Lankan trade unions undermine workers struggles. wsws.org The unions called the protests in a bid to deflect the rising anger among workers, poor and youth over the ever-increasing prices and shortages of essentials.

Wei Hongxu (2022-05-21). Economic Challenges as the Fundamentals of China's Fiscal Issues. moderndiplomacy.eu China's Central Comprehensive Deepening Reform Commission (hereafter referred to as the Reform Commission) has recently highlighted the issue of fiscal and taxation system reform. The Reform Commission mandates that the sub-provincial fiscal system carry out the reform strategy outlined in the "14th Five-Year Plan", where it is recommended to adhere to the essential concepts of …

Newsroom (2022-05-21). Key Opportunities for Uzbekistan's Development. moderndiplomacy.eu The World Bank has released its new Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) report for Uzbekistan, which analyzes key challenges and opportunities for the country's development. The SCD contains policy recommendations for removing barriers to private sector growth, reducing the state's role in the economy, focusing on people and their human capital, and transitioning to a green …

Iqra Nasir (2022-05-21). Accusations to Acknowledgement: The Battle of Article 63 A. moderndiplomacy.eu The weather is heating up. As the May is ending, Political temperatures are soaring. The fate regarding the country's political and economic stability will be measured in the upcoming days. Earlier, PDM built momentum by taking on institutions. Maryam Nawaz raised the temperature by targeting key personalities and institutions. Allegations were bursting against the institutions …

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2022-05-20: News Headlines

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. …

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.

____ (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). 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). 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). 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.

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.

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.

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2022-05-19: News Headlines

_____ (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…

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…

_____ (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…

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.

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.

_____ (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…

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.

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…

_____ (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.

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 …

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2022-05-18: News Headlines

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.

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 …

_____ (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…

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 …



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, …

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 …




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 …

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 …



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 …

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2022-05-17: News Headlines

Staff (2022-05-17). US conducts hypersonic weapon test. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 17 (MNA) — The United States Air Force says it has conducted a test of a hypersonic weapon, which flew at five times the speed of sound.

Staff (2022-05-17). US Senate backs Ukraine's $40 bn aid package. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 17 (MNA) — A bill on the US $40-billion package of aid for Ukraine has been approved following an initial procedural vote in the US Senate, according to the live broadcast from the upper house of the American Congress.

WSWS (2022-05-17). Baby formula shortage leaves millions in need across United States. wsws.org A shortage of baby formula has been exacerbated by the closing of a major plant in Michigan after it was exposed to have severe health violations.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). Ambassador: Azerbaijan's strategic importance makes it U.S., Pentagon partner in the region. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azeri Press AgencyMay 16, 2022 US ambassador: "Azerbaijan's strategic importance makes it a US partner in the region" US Ambassador Lee Litzenberger attended a presentation ceremony of English language instruction equipment provided by the Department of Defense to the State Customs Committee, the Embassy told APA. The Ambassador, together with deputy chairman of the State …

Contributing Writers (2022-05-17). NEO-NAZIS FROM EUROPE RUSH TO FIGHT IN UKRAINE, FLEE FASTER (VIDEOS)/ By Southfront. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

Ann Brown (2022-05-17). Russia To America: We Will Only Trade WNBA Star Brittney Griner For Arms Trafficker Victor 'Merchant Of Death' Bout. moguldom.com Women's National Basketball Association star Brittney Griner was arrested in Russia days before the invasion of Ukraine and Russian media are reporting that she could be brought home in a prisoner swap with a notorious arms dealer known as the "Merchant of Death." A two-time Olympic gold medalist, Griner has been held in Russia since …

Editor2 (2022-05-17). Whether the World Supports NATO War Against Russia? orinocotribune.com By Vyacheslav Tetekin &#1 ; Apr 11, 2022 | The Western press actively imposes on the international community the idea that allegedly the whole world stands for tough measures against Russia in connection with its military operation in Ukraine. This is not surprising. Major American and European TV companies and newspapers have long become weapons of the US and the EU information war against their geopolitical rivals. The same as aircraft carriers and Marines. The "world press" is a cheaper, but no less destructive weapon than aircraft carriers. So there is no faith in these "zealots of democratic values". In part…

Editor (2022-05-17). $40 Billion more for the Ukraine war: a wakeup call for those who still believe in lesser-evilism. mronline.org The U.S. House of Representatives just approved another massive military "aid" package for the Ukraine War.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). Borrell: EU defense chiefs to approve another half billion Euros to arm Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Interfax-UkraineMay 17, 2022 EU defense ministers to approve another EUR 0 mln for arming Ukraine &#1 ; Borrell The Council of Ministers of Defense of the European Union at a meeting of the Council for Foreign Affairs, which is taking place on Tuesday in Brussels, will approve a proposal to allocate another EUR 0 million to …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). NATO must immediately provide Ukraine with artillery: British FS. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com UkrinformMay 15, 2022 NATO countries must immediately provide Ukraine with artillery &#1 ; Truss NATO countries have agreed to continue to support Ukraine to help it contain Russia. UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said this in Berlin on Sunday, Ukrinform reports, citing the BBC. "Putin must face a sustained defeat in Ukraine….Allies must support Ukraine's move …

Andrew Korybko (2022-05-17). Next Month's Summit of the Americas is Shaping Up to Show How Isolated the US Has Become. orinocotribune.com By Andrew Korybko &#1 ; May 12, 2022 | By continuing to become an increasingly independent pole of influence amidst the global systemic transition to multipolarity, the Latin American countries literally contribute to changing the world for the better. They show how isolated the US is from the Global South, which discredits its propagandistic innuendo to have returned to its former superpower status in recent months. | US observers are becoming increasingly worried that next month's Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles is about to be one of the Biden Administration's worst-ever foreign policy embarrassments foll…

Editor2 (2022-05-17). 'Assassination Threats Reflect Israeli Bankruptcy,' Says Resistance Icon. orinocotribune.com Senior Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) member Leila Khaled has described Israel's threats to assassinate Palestinian resistance leaders as a reflection of the occupation state's internal crises as well as its security and political bankruptcy. | "The Israeli occupation is trying to export its internal crises to the Palestinian people," said Khaled. "The Israeli threats reflect the crisis caused by the recent resistance operations against the occupation." | The resistance icon stressed that the Palestinian operations "are an extension of a wide popular Palestinian uprising in various areas of…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-17). Palestinians commemorate 74th anniversary of Nakba amid heightened Israeli violence. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands of Palestinian refugees from across the world carried out marches and rallies to observe the day their ancestors were forced out of their homes and lands in historic Palestine by Zionist militias in 1948…

Benjamin Norton (2022-05-17). Canada: Complaining about gas prices only helps Putin and China. multipolarista.com Canada's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland claimed in Parliament that complaining about high gas prices is "doing Vladimir Putin's work for him." She blamed inflation on Russia and "China's zero Covid policy."

Caitlin A. Johnstone (2022-05-17). Pentagon-funded Think Tank simulates war with China on NBC. mronline.org NBC's 'Meet the Press' just aired an absolutely freakish segment in which the influential narrative management firm Center for a New American Security (CNAS) ran war games simulating a direct US hot war with China.

Editor (2022-05-17). Controversy and contradictions ahead of the 9th Summit of the Americas. mronline.org The controversy began when U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Brian Nichols, made a statement on Colombian television channel NTN24 earlier in the month, saying that Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela were not welcome at the Summit, since these countries "do not adhere to the Democratic Charter of the Americas."

IMEMC News (2022-05-17). Army Injures Dozens Of Palestinians During Funeral Of Slain Palestinian. imemc.org On Monday, Israeli soldiers injured dozens of Palestinians after the army attacked the funeral procession and ceremony of a Palestinian who died from serious wounds he suffered after the army shot him in Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) said the soldiers attacked the funeral procession of Walid …

IMEMC News (2022-05-17). Army Injures Many Palestinians Near Hebron. imemc.org On Tuesday dawn, Israeli soldiers injured many Palestinians in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several Israeli army jeeps invaded the town before the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes. They added that the soldiers attacked many Palestinians while searching the homes …

IMEMC News (2022-05-17). Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted at least seventeen Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank overnight. In Bethlehem, the soldiers abducted three former political prisoners, Walid Shehada Ja'fari, 27, from Deheishe refugee camp, south of the city, Wisam Abu Aker, in his fifties, and Mustafa Qneis, 30, from Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem. In …

IMEMC News (2022-05-17). Soldiers Seriously Injure A Palestinian Near Nablus. imemc.org Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, Wednesday, a Palestinian man, reportedly when he attempted to stab them at the Huwwara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Ismael Abu Sabra, 49, was shot by the soldiers near the roadblock before the soldiers sealed the area. A …

KWORINOCO (2022-05-17). According to his Secretary of Defense, Trump Considered Simultaneous Naval Blockade of Venezuela & Cuba. orinocotribune.com In March 2020, the US government planned a simultaneous naval blockade against Venezuela and Cuba, with the aim of overthrowing both governments. The revelation was obtained from the new book by Mark Esper, who at the time was the secretary of defense of former US president Donald Trump. | Samuel Moncada, Venezuelan ambassador to the UN, referring on Twitter to Mark Esper's book A Sacred Oath: Memoirs of a Secretary of Defense During Extraordinary Times, noted that the plan was hatched during meetings in Washington between Trump and the supposed interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó. Moncada has commented o…

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (2022-05-17). WAFA: "Cancer-stricken former prisoner dies due to complications from medical negligence" imemc.org NABLUS, Tuesday, May 17, 2022 (WAFA) — A Palestinian cancer-stricken former prisoner Monday evening died due to complications from Israeli medical negligence at the time of his detention, according to the Palestinian Prisoner's Society. PPS said that Ihab al-Kilani, a resident of Nablus city, passed away a month after being released from Israeli imprisonment. It …

The Tricontinental (2022-05-17). Go to Yan'an: culture and national liberation. mronline.org The Chinese communist base area of Yan'an was a literal and metaphorical stage for envisioning, experimenting, and building a new society and a new human being.

_____ (2022-05-17). Have they Sent Biden to Consult with Eastern Medicine Practitioners? journal-neo.org According to numerous US media reports and opinion polls in the US, Joe Biden is increasingly being described as one of the worst presidents in American history, proving to be "an unparalleled disaster." Barely a year and a half after Joe Biden was inaugurated, he has already plunged America into crime and economic crisis, triggered food …

Editor (2022-05-17). Precarious employment and workers struggle in Russia today: the case of Kirill Ukraintsev, chairman of the Kurier trade union. mronline.org The problem of precarious employment, non-standard labor relations concerns today an increasing number of employees.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-17). Establishment candidate in Colombia's elections linked to mafia. colombiareports.com A campaign chief of former President Alvaro Uribe and presidential candidate Federico Gutierrez has reportedly been doing business with narcos for years. The ties between Gutierrez's campaign and organized crime…

WSWS (2022-05-17). In the face of continuing COVID pandemic: Dangerous "science experiment" being carried out on music fans, musicians by industry officials. wsws.org The central and overwhelming responsibility for the present state of unpreparedness lies with the government, media and corporate elite, who are engineering the "return to normal" for their own selfish economic and political reasons.

Staff (2022-05-17). President Maduro Appoints New Ministers for Labor, Industries, Transport, and Foreign Affairs. orinocotribune.com During the evening of Monday May 16, from Miraflores Palace, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced changes in his cabinet. The statement came just a few days after announcing a plan to offer shares of up to 10% in strategic publicly owned companies on the Caracas stock exchange, for local and international investors, an attempt to finance these companies amid the economic strangulation inflicted by the US and European blockade. | President Maduro appointed Francisco Torrealba as new minister of labor, Hipólito Abreu as new minister of industries and national production, Ramón Velásquez Araguayán as Venezu…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-05-17). Video: Pfizer's "Secret" Report on the Covid Vaccine. Beyond Manslaughter. The Evidence is Overwhelming. The Vaccine Should Be Immediately Withdrawn Worldwide. globalresearch.ca 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 …

Bezerra M. (2022-05-17). Rapid Antigen Tests for SARS-CoV-2. jamanetwork.com To the Editor In the recent study using data from a large COVID-19 rapid testing program that took place in working environments across Canada, the authors reported a low incidence of false-positive test results (0.05%) with rapid antigen testing, which is in accordance with previous smaller cohorts. These findings support the use of the antigen tests for screening asymptomatic individuals as an important tool to mitigate viral spread in work communities, without overwhelming polymerase chain reaction (PCR)—based diagnostic laboratories.

Staff (2022-05-17). Cuba reporta 46 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 110 altas médicas. cubadebate.cu Al cierre de este lunes 16 de mayo, Cuba reportó 46 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 110 altas médicas. Actualmente hay 404 casos activos, informó el Ministerio de Salud Pública (Minsap) en su parte diario este martes.

WSWS (2022-05-17). Strong response to SEP final election campaign meeting in Australia. wsws.org Enthusiastic participants at Sunday's meeting peppered SEP candidates with a broad range of questions about the party's anti-war and revolutionary socialist program.

Isabella Arria (2022-05-17). Mélechon logró la alianza de la izquierda para ganar las parlamentarias francesas. globalizacion.ca Jean-Luc Mélenchon, el líder de La Francia Insumisa, logró sumar al Partido Socialista (PS) a la coalición de izquierda que encabeza para las elecciones legislativas del 12 y el 19 de junio, en la que ya había sumado esta semana…

Binoy Kampmark (2022-05-17). The British Art of Black Propaganda. dissidentvoice.org Never underestimate the potency, and deceptive malice, of the British political mind. In responding to the threat posed by Imperial Germany during the First World War, the British propaganda campaign made much of the atrocity tale, the nun raping German and the baby bayoneting Hun. The effectiveness of the campaign was so impressive it sowed …

Ann Brown (2022-05-17). Former Black Panther And BLA Legend Sundiati Acoli Granted Parole Over Allegedly Bustin' On NJ State Trooper. moguldom.com Sundiata Acoli, a legend of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, was released from prison after 49 years. He was sentenced to life in prison in 1974 for murdering a New Jersey state trooper during a traffic stop. Acoli was granted parole on May 10, 2022. He is 85 years old. Born …

Ann Brown (2022-05-17). Former Black CIA Agent Disbarred From Legal Practice For Leaking Secret Info To Media. moguldom.com Former Black CIA agent Jeffrey A. Sterling was disbarred on May 12, 2022, for his 2015 felony conviction after serving time for leaking information to the press about the Central Intelligence Agency. Sterling's legal fight with the CIA has been going on since 2000. While he was still an agent, he lodged a racial discrimination …

Barry Summers (2022-05-17). FAA Pays General Atomics $1.5 Million to Fly Newest Military Killer/Surveillance Drone in U.S. Domestic Airspace. covertactionmagazine.com April 1st was a good news/bad news kind of day for U.S. military drone-maker General Atomics. First, it was reported …

Fight Back (2022-05-17). Fight Back! Radio features Black liberation leader. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Kobi Guillory will be the first feature guest on our new podcast Fight Back! Radio. Guillory is the co-chair of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and an executive board member of the National Alliance. Guillory was amongst the most visible leaders in the streets of Chicago in the aftermath of the police murder of Laquan McDonald by Jason Van Dyke. | In the interview, Guillory goes beyond one police murder and breaks down the systemic issues that have led to repeated police murder and police torture. He shows respect for the movement elders as he talks about the history of…

JANET (2022-05-17). Register for the Workers Summit of the Americas. iacenter.org Register for Workers Summit of the Americas Our America Worker's Conference Tijuana, June 10-12, 2022 REGISTER Registrate para la Cumbre de las Américas de los Pueblos Cumbre de Trabajadores de Nuestra América Tijuana, 10-12 de junio, 2022 REGISTRATE The Workers Summit of the Americas meeting, in Tijuana, Mexico, offers a space to join with all the peoples of "Our Americas." We will counteract the OAS Summit of the Americas organized by the U.S. Department of State in Los Angeles. The countries of the continent besieged by the USA (Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, among others) will not participate in the OAS farce. T…

Johanna Kichton (2022-05-17). People's Action Proudly Endorses Anthony Joel Quezada for Cook County Commissioner. peoplesaction.org Quezada's Endorsement Adds to People's Action's People's Slate Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today announced its endorsement of Anthony Joel Quezada to represent Cook County's 8th District. Quezada is running a movement politics, people-powered campaign and will work to advance the People's Action People's Platform once elected. He is also endorsed by People's Action member …

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-17). Across the world, progressive sections observe Nakba. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands of people hit the streets across the world commemorating Nakba or "the catastrophe" on May 15. Nakba refers to the genocide of around 13,000 Palestinians and the expulsion of another 7 ,000 from their homes in 1948 by Zionist forces for the creation of Israel.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-17). Communists demand ouster of US military and NATO from Turkey. peoplesdispatch.org On Sunday, May 15, activists from the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and Communist Youth of Turkey (TKP) organized a protest in Adana, demanding the ouster of NATO and the US military from the Incirlik air base in the city. The protest march was blocked by riot police before it reached the air base. The protesters asserted that they will not leave Turkey to imperialists and colonizers. From May 12 to May 15, the TKP organized anti-imperialist meetings in the cities of Istanbul, Antalya, Ankara and Adana, in which delegates from the leadership of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) also participated. | Turkey has…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-17). Preliminary results in Lebanon put Hezbollah and allies in lead but short of majority. peoplesdispatch.org A key highlight of these elections has been the emergence of parties like Towards Change which claim to represent the protesters who took to the streets in 2019. They seat count may be in the double digits, giving them a key role in government formation…

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). Finnish MPs approve NATO application. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Yle NewsMay 17, 2022 Finland's Parliament approves Nato application in historic vote Finnish MPs on Tuesday approved the decision to apply for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) in a vote of 188 in favour to 8 against. Three MPs were marked as absent in the vote. On Sunday, President Sauli Niinistà∂ and …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia: Washington oversees trans-Caspian route. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Trend News AgencyMay 17, 2022 USAID delegation to visit Azerbaijan to help boost trade along Trans-Caspian route The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is conducting a study tour to Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia, to find opportunities to increase trade along the Trans-Caspian route on May 16-24, 2022, Trend reports citing the US embassy in …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). "Momentous, fateful": Sweden signs NATO application document. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The LocalMay 17, 2022 Swedish foreign minister signs Nato application Sweden's foreign minister, Ann Linde, signed the country's application to join the Nato security alliance on Tuesday, with the document to be submitted together with those of Finland to Nato's headquarters in Brussels later this week. "It feels momentous, fateful, and that we have ended …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). Turkey: OSCE be damned, we helped Azerbaijan conquer Karabakh. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com For anyone, including those in Moscow, who persist in not recognizing the 2020 war against Nagorno-Karabakh as the precedent for the Ukrainian government acting in an identical manner in relation to the Trilateral Contact Group/Minsk Protocol with the OSCE. But none so blind…. ==== Trend News AgencyMay 17, 2022 OSCE MG couldn't solve conflict between …

WSWS (2022-05-17). California wildfire season begins early with first months of 2022 the state's driest on record. wsws.org A wildfire in Orange County gained nationwide coverage last week as dozens of multi-million dollar mansions in the city of Laguna Niguel were burned to the ground by a fast-moving blaze.

WSWS (2022-05-17). Why is nurse Michelle Heughins facing charges for the December 2019 prison death of John Neville? wsws.org Michelle Heughins is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for the brutal killing of John Neville by prison guards at the Forsyth County Jail, when she was the only one who tried to save his life.

WSWS (2022-05-17). The Buffalo shooting and the fascistic transformation of the Republican Party. wsws.org There is a clear overlap between the anti-Semitic manifesto of the Buffalo gunman and the embrace of the "replacement theory" by large sections of the Republican Party and its allied media.

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2022-05-16: News Headlines

Contributing Writers (2022-05-16). Prof. John Mearsheimer on Russia's Special Military Operation. marktaliano.net READ MORE: US Political Scientist Blames West for Ukraine Crisis | News | teleSUR English

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-05-16). US' Blinken, E3 FMs confer on Iran nuclear deal, Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — On the sidelines of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Berlin, the US Secretary of State met with his German, French and British counterparts on the Iran nuclear deal and the latest developments in Ukraine.

Binoy Kampmark (2022-05-16). Morbid Matters: Estimating COVID-19 Mortality. dissidentvoice.org It has dominated news cycles, debates and policies since 2020, but COVID-19 continues to exercise the interest of number crunchers and talliers. While the ghoulish daily press announcements about infections and deaths across many a country have diminished and, in some cases, disappeared altogether, publications abound about how many were taken in the pandemic. The …

Binoy Kampmark (2022-05-16). Morbid Matters: Estimating COVID-19 Mortality. dissidentvoice.org It has dominated news cycles, debates and policies since 2020, but COVID-19 continues to exercise the interest of number crunchers and talliers. While the ghoulish daily press announcements about infections and deaths across many a country have diminished and, in some cases, disappeared altogether, publications abound about how many were taken in the pandemic. The …

Binoy Kampmark (2022-05-16). Estimating COVID-19 mortality. greenleft.org.au The World Health Organization has offered a revised assessment of the COVID-19 death toll, saying the mortality figure is closer to 14.9 million. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Binoy Kampmark (2022-05-16). Estimating COVID-19 mortality. greenleft.org.au The World Health Organization has offered a revised assessment of the COVID-19 death toll, saying the mortality figure is closer to 14.9 million. Binoy Kampmark reports.

IMEMC News (2022-05-16). Israeli Navy Attacks Fishermen In Southern Gaza. imemc.org On Sunday evening, Israeli navy ships attacked several Palestinian fishing boats near the Rafah shore, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired many live rounds and gas bombs at the boats, forcing the fishermen to leave. The navy also chased several fishing boats and used water cannons.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Madrid nurses on indefinite strike against temp work, poor conditions. wsws.org Around the world, health care strikes are erupting against conditions created by over two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, and decades of privatisations and subordination of health to profit.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Pseudo-left Socialist Alliance seeks to chain workers and youth to Labor and the Greens in Australian elections. wsws.org The Socialist Alliance campaign has nothing to do with socialism or the interests of the working class. Instead, its purpose is to subordinate workers and young people to Labor and the Greens, as both hurtle ever further to the right.

Maia O'Connor (2022-05-16). Novocastrian socialist runs for NSW Senate. greenleft.org.au Socialist Alliance Senate candidate Niko Leka believes the election will be a pivotal time for climate action and said his PhD in Public Health would see him prioritise preventative healthcare nationally. Maia O'Connor reports.

Maia O'Connor (2022-05-16). Novocastrian socialist runs for NSW Senate. greenleft.org.au Socialist Alliance Senate candidate Niko Leka believes the election will be a pivotal time for climate action and said his PhD in Public Health would see him prioritise preventative healthcare nationally. Maia O'Connor reports.

IMEMC News (2022-05-16). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted at least seventeen Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank on Monday dawn. In Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, the soldiers invaded Halhoul town, north of the city, stormed and searched several homes, and abducted two siblings, Hamza Eyad al-Baw. 26, and his brother, former …

IMEMC News (2022-05-16). Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Jerusalem, Hebron, And Jenin. imemc.org On Monday afternoon, Israeli soldiers four Palestinians, including two former political prisoners, in Jerusalem, Hebron, and Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded Hizma town northeast of occupied Jerusalem and searched several homes before abducting two former political prisoners, Mohammad Hussein Khatib, 22, and Ammar Abed-Rabbo Khatib, 22. In Hebron, in the southern …

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (2022-05-16). WAFA: "Jerusalem church leaders condemn Israeli police violence at St. Joseph hospital during Abu Akleh's funeral" imemc.org JERUSALEM, Monday, May 16, 2022 (WAFA) — The top church leaders in Jerusalem today condemned in a statement Israeli police brutality at St. Joseph's hospital during the funeral of slain Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot and killed by Israeli forces on Wednesday in Jenin while covering an army raid into the northern …

Mickey Z. (2022-05-16). Henry Kissinger, the World Economic Forum and Population Control. dissidentvoice.org Henry Kissinger and Klaus Schwab in Davos. If for some inexplicable reason, you couldn't come up with a reason to be ashamed of the U.S., I've got one for you: Henry Kissinger has been a widely revered thinker and statesman for six decades, and is the recipient of awards like the Nobel Peace Prize (1973); …

Mickey Z. (2022-05-16). Henry Kissinger, the World Economic Forum and Population Control. dissidentvoice.org Henry Kissinger and Klaus Schwab in Davos. If for some inexplicable reason, you couldn't come up with a reason to be ashamed of the U.S., I've got one for you: Henry Kissinger has been a widely revered thinker and statesman for six decades, and is the recipient of awards like the Nobel Peace Prize (1973); …

WSWS (2022-05-16). The New York Times calls for China to end the Zero-COVID policy "no matter the cost!" wsws.org The New York Times' assault on Zero-COVID is odious and would lead to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Chinese, especially the most vulnerable. However, these are in line with attempts to scapegoat China for the deteriorating economic crisis plaguing the world.

Fight Back (2022-05-16). Tallahassee: Demonstration defends Roe v. Wade. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – Around 100 people came out to support a Defend Roe v. Wade protest on May 12 at the Florida Capitol building. | "Abortion is healthcare, and I will always support that constitutional right. I want Tallahassee to know I stand with them on this issue," said City Commissioner Jack Porter. "Passing a resolution affirming my support for women's healthcare and reproductive rights in general was a start, but there's more we can do. We can provide unbiased information about abortion, create a supportive environment for people to make their own healthcare decisions, regulate misleading practices at certa…

WSWS (2022-05-16). Andy Warhol 1964 painting sells for $195 million, breaking auction record. wsws.org The exorbitant price for a trivial, empty work underscores the domination of the art world by a financial aristocracy that brushes aesthetic questions aside.

WSWS (2022-05-16). ICE has created a "surveillance dragnet" for accessing the personal information of all US citizens. wsws.org Georgetown Law has published a report that describes in detail how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has created a surveillance infrastructure that is violating the democratic rights of American citizens without any government authorization or oversight.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Texas travel nurse on the health care crisis: "The profits are going to the CEOs instead of trying to keep nurses and support staff" wsws.org The nurse is part of a growing movement of health care workers across the US fighting for better working conditions, pay and benefits, staffing, and resources.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Canadian imperialism's fascist friends: Ottawa's decades-long alliance with the Ukrainian far-right and the NATO war on Russia. wsws.org The alliance between Canadian imperialism and Ukrainian fascism is most strikingly embodied in the person of Canada's Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland. The granddaughter of a prominent Ukrainian Nazi collaborator who was provided refuge in Canada following the Third Reich's downfall, she is the leading anti-Russia war-hawk in the Trudeau Liberal government.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Cedars-Sinai Hospital workers speak out as union ends strike without agreement. wsws.org Cedars-Sinai hospital workers in Los Angeles struck to win improved staffing and wages but their struggle was shut down by the SEIU-UHW.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Cryptocurrency market in turmoil. wsws.org The cryptocurrency market was thrown into turmoil last week as the market value of bitcoin, the most widely used cryptocurrency continued to fall, and a so-called "stablecoins" are collapsing.

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Chris White (2022-05-16). If Labor wins, we need to push for the right to strike. greenleft.org.au If Labor wins government on May 21 unionists must press for the right to strike, argues Chris White.

Morteza Ahmadi Al Hashem (2022-05-16). Iran seriously pursuing goods bartering with Cuba: Safari. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy says that the issue of bartering goods with Cuba is being seriously pursued.

Chris White (2022-05-16). If Labor wins, we need to push for the right to strike. greenleft.org.au If Labor wins government on May 21 unionists must press for the right to strike, argues Chris White.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). Leader condoles demise of Shia cleric Ayatollah Fateminia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — In a message released on Monday, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei expressed his condolences over the passing of the Iranian Shia cleric Ayatollah Seyyed Abdollah Fateminia.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). Somalia elects Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as new president. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Somalia handed Hassan Sheikh Mohamud the presidency for a second time following Sunday's long-overdue election.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). US must accept Iran trade normalization ties under JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Washington must accept the normalization of Iran's trade relations with other countries in accordance with the JCPOA and Resolution 2231, the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said.

Staff (2022-05-16). Iran-Russia military coop. not limited to equipment purchase. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali said that military cooperation between Iran and Russia is not limited only to the purchase of relevant equipment.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). 3 killed, many injured in California, Texas shootings. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Shootings in a church in California, and a market in Texas left at least three dead and several injured on Sunday, US authorities said.

Staff (2022-05-16). Pres. congrats Iran teams on 3rd title in 2021 Deaflympics. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — Iranian President congratulated Iranian teams participating in the 2021 Deaflympics for gaining 40 medals.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-16). Leader condoles demise of Shia cleric Ayatollah Fateminia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — In a message released on Monday, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei expressed his condolences over the passing of the Iranian Shia cleric Ayatollah Seyyed Abdollah Fateminia.

Tracey Carpenter (2022-05-16). Despite La Niña, water remains a critical election issue. greenleft.org.au The approach of those seeking to be elected to the Murray-Darling Basin and its water distribution plan needs to weighed up because too much water is still being allocated to irrigators. Tracey Carpenter reports.

Tracey Carpenter (2022-05-16). Despite La Niña, water remains a critical election issue. greenleft.org.au The approach of those seeking to be elected to the Murray-Darling Basin and its water distribution plan needs to weighed up because too much water is still being allocated to irrigators. Tracey Carpenter reports.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). Biden Wanted $33B More for Ukraine. Congress Quickly Raised It to $40B. Who Benefits? transcend.org 11 May 2022 – Tens of billions, soon to be much more, are flying out of U.S. coffers to Ukraine as North Americans suffer, showing who runs the U.S. government, and for whose benefit.

____ (2022-05-16). Progressive International: The Athens Declaration on Ukraine. transcend.org Today, 13 May 2022, three members of the Progressive International, Yanis Varoufakis, Jeremy Corbyn and Ece Temelkuran, called a press conference to make public the Athens Declaration on the Russian invasion and the war in Ukraine. Here is the text.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). Progressive International: The Athens Declaration on Ukraine. transcend.org Today, 13 May 2022, three members of the Progressive International, Yanis Varoufakis, Jeremy Corbyn and Ece Temelkuran, called a press conference to make public the Athens Declaration on the Russian invasion and the war in Ukraine. Here is the text.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). Acclaimed Palestinian-American Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh Killed in Israeli Raid in West Bank. transcend.org 12 May 2022 – Shireen was a beloved journalist known for her tireless reporting on Palestine. As news of her death spread, crowds turned out in a spontaneous outpouring of anger and grief gathered outside her home in occupied East Jerusalem. Israeli soldiers then raided the home in an act both pointless and cruel.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). Jesus, Endless War, and the Rise of U.S. Fascism. transcend.org 9 May 2022 – The Democratic Party is hoping to thwart an election by running against the Supreme Court decision on abortion. The Christian fascists believe military power, and its "manly" virtues, are blessed by God. No military budget is too big. No war waged by the US is evil. Violence is the primary form of communication. Vengeance is the highest good.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). Extend the Spirit of Partisans to Fight New Fascisms: Homophobia, Discrimination, Exclusion and Racism. transcend.org 9 May is officially the Europe or Victory Day, commemorating the defeat of Nazi Germany by the Allies—-USSR, USA, France and UK—-in 1945. For the first time since the ethnic cleanings in 1992-95, Bosnian human rights activists explore the possibility of international solidarity networks, linking their local activism with those from other parts of the world.

____ (2022-05-16). Medical Bigotry: Jim Crow in a White Lab Coat. transcend.org 13 May 2022 – Bigotry is an ugly thing. In my country, the US, it has had a long and nasty history. From treating black people and women as second class citizens via slavery, Jim Crow Laws, and blaming Eve for the fall of the human race in Genesis, to persecuting gay and transgender people, to barring atheists from holding public office.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). IMPORTANT APPEAL FOR DONATIONS TO TMS. transcend.org We can't continue producing and delivering our TMS Weekly Digest to your Inbox–unfailingly since 2008—without your help. Censorship is closing in on alternative media/journalism; the elites demand more of it. We will not waiver in our commitment to our Solutions-Oriented Peace Journalism, and will never install a paywall, charge for a subscription, sell your data, or accept advertising.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). Israeli Police Attack Funeral Procession for Shot Journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh. transcend.org 13 May 2022 – Israeli forces have attacked a funeral procession for a Palestinian American journalist shot dead this week, kicking and hitting people with batons and causing mourners carrying her coffin to lose balance and drop it to the ground.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). It Is Foolish for Finland and Sweden to Join NATO and Ignore both the Causes and Consequences. transcend.org 12 May 2022 – Today, Finland decided to become a full NATO member. Sweden will do the same next week. What caused this ill-considered and panicking but fateful policy change and what its consequences will be.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). Medical Bigotry: Jim Crow in a White Lab Coat. transcend.org 13 May 2022 – Bigotry is an ugly thing. In my country, the US, it has had a long and nasty history. From treating black people and women as second class citizens via slavery, Jim Crow Laws, and blaming Eve for the fall of the human race in Genesis, to persecuting gay and transgender people, to barring atheists from holding public office.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). Tears in Heaven (Music Video of the Week). transcend.org Tears in Heaven is a ballad written by Eric Clapton and Will Jennings about the pain Clapton felt following the death of his four-year-old son, Conor, who fell from a window of the 53rd-floor New York apartment of his mother's friend, on March 20, 1991. Clapton, who arrived at the apartment shortly after the accident, was visibly distraught for months afterwards.

Antonio C.S. Rosa (2022-05-16). Tears and Hope from the Last Few Days. transcend.org 14 May 2022 – World renowned journalist Shireen AbuAqleh was intentionally murdered by an Israeli sniper in Jenin. We planted ten trees in her honor. The constellation of events and circumstances and her background actually were so amazing that it provided a huge dose of sadness but also a big ray of hope for us.

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2022-05-15: News Headlines

Anonymous103 (2022-05-15). Ukraine's Spending On War And Difficult Situation On Front Lines. southfront.org

Alfred de Zayas (2022-05-15). Arnold August is Right in Blowing the Whistle on the Menace to Academic Freedom in Canadian and US Universities. orinocotribune.com By Alfred de Zayas &#1 ; May 12, 2022 | Review by Alfred de Zayas of the article by Arnold August: "Ukraine-Russia: Sanctions against a 'pro-Russian' professor from the University of Montreal, or freedom of speech?" | Arnold August is right in blowing the whistle on the menace to academic freedom and the ethos of independent research posed by pressures of political correctness and the spread of "cancel culture". This development constitutes moral bankruptcy in any country that considers itself "democratic", and a fortiori a disgrace in the academic profession. The case of Professor Michael Carley of the Universit…

Hamilton Nolan (2022-05-15). The Rip-Off Economy Will Save Itself. It Won't Save You. zcomm.org Squandering our national moment of opportunity at capitalism's casino…

Staff (2022-05-15). Cuba e Irán inician decimoctava sesión de Comisión Intergubernamental para las Relaciones Económicas. cubadebate.cu En Teherán comenzó la decimoctava sesión de la Comisión Intergubernamental para las Relaciones Económicas Cuba-Irán, que tiene entre sus objetivos fortalecer la cooperación bilateral. En el ámbito de la reunión, fue inaugurada la planta de producción de la vacuna PastoCorona, transferencia tecnológica de la vacuna Soberana 02 al Instituto Pasteur.

____ (2022-05-15). How Xi's economic philosophy promotes global governance. ecns.cn "The right way forward for humanity is peaceful development and win-win cooperation," Chinese President Xi Jinping told the 2022 World Economic Forum (WEF) virtual session in mid-January, offering China's solutions to global challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

teleSUR, DRL, JL (2022-05-15). Asamblea cubana evalúa resultados de medidas económicas en 2022. telesurtv.net Según el Ministerio de Economía, se aprecia un proceso de recuperación gradual, pero sostenido, en los primeros meses.

____ (2022-05-15). COVID-hit Shanghai to promote business resumption in stages. ecns.cn China's financial hub Shanghai will gradually reopen businesses such as shopping malls, vegetable markets and hair salons from Monday after weeks of closed-off management to ward off COVID-19, the city's vice mayor told a media briefing Sunday.

Staff (2022-05-15). Diputados cubanos aprueban nueva Ley del Código Penal (+ PDF). cubadebate.cu La Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular aprobó este domingo la nueva Ley del Código Penal, que responde a las actuales y perspectivas condiciones políticas y socioeconómicas del país. Rubén Remigio Ferro, presidente del Tribunal Supremo Popular (TSP), comentó que para la elaboración de este código, que reemplaza a la vigente ley promulgada en 1987, fueron consultados magistrados, jueces, fiscales, especialistas, miembros del Ministerio del Interior, profesores de Derecho y diputados de diferentes territorios.

Arthur MacEwan (2022-05-15). Power, Wages, and Inequality. zcomm.org The American labor market is characterized by high levels of employer power…

Justine Medina (2022-05-15). Cómo ganamos un sindicato en Amazon. peoplesworld.org Mi rápido análisis de los éxitos de Amazon Labor Union hasta ahora es bastante simple. Acabamos de hacer lo que se supone que debes hacer: organizar un movimiento dirigido por trabajadores. Estudiamos la historia de cómo se construyeron los primeros grandes sindicatos. Aprendimos de los Trabajadores Industriales del Mundo, y más aún de la construcción …

_____ (2022-05-15). Libya Suffers a Permanent Humanitarian Catastrophe under the Dictate of US Interests. journal-neo.org During the era of Muammar Gaddafi's Libyan Jamahiriya, the country was openly admired by many countries in the region for the well-being and living conditions of Libyans, perhaps with the exception of the Gulf States. And this was justified, among other things, by the fact that there was free medicine, free education, and financial aid …

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2022-05-15). Podcast Ep 57: Landback from Turtle Island to Palestine. electronicintifada.net Indigenous activists with NDN Collective release position paper on Palestinian liberation.

____ (2022-05-15). Central China province new magnet for foreign investment. ecns.cn Every 6.5 minutes, an engine rolls off the robot-operated assembly line at the factory of a China-German joint venture in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). 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…

Fight Back (2022-05-15). FRSO leader condemns white supremacist murders in Buffalo, NY. fightbacknews.org On Saturday, May 14, Masao Suzuki, chair of the Joint Nationalities Commission of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) expressed outrage at another white supremacist mass murder. "Three years ago, white supremacist Patrick Crusius drove hundreds of miles to kill Chicanos and Mexicanos in El Paso, Texas," said Suzuki. "Then today another young white supremacist, Payton Gendron, also drove into Buffalo, New York to attack the African American community." Eleven of the 13 people Gendron shot were African American, and ten died. | Both Crusius and Gendron had posted manifestos repeating the lies of "replace…

Wellbeing Blueprint (2022-05-15). Tuesday 5/17: Power of the Native Vote: Mobilizing Indigenous Communities to Advance Structural Change. indybay.org Online event…

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newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Sharing Mayo Clinic: A shared heart: Two families come together after tragedy, transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Around the 15th of every month, Christin Gigstad and Tina Haug think of each other. They pick up their phones and text. Even if they've already talked that week, they want to check in. It's an important date for them, one that no one else can fully understand. Four years ago, Christin and Tina were strangers. Their lives were brought together by crisis. And now they like to say they have a shared heart, thanks…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Putting your best foot forward with diabetes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently was diagnosed with diabetes and am learning about various components of my health care that require special attention. For instance, I was told I'd need to take special care of my feet. Can you explain why foot care is so important and what is necessary? Do I need to see a special type of doctor? ANSWER: You're among the millions of people in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with diabetes. Managing…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). 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 (2022-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: National Nurses Week. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At Mayo Clinic, the Department of Nursing consists of over 22,000 people, including nurses, patient care assistants, patient care technicians and social workers. Like many health care professionals, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a stressful and challenging time for those in the department. "Throughout the pandemic, our nurses have continued to be there for their patients," says Ryannon Frederick, Mayo Clinic's chief nursing officer. "Our patient satisfaction actually increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. And that's…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Mayo Clinic Minute: African Americans at higher risk of stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month. According to the CDC, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds in the U.S. Do you know that stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States? A stroke happens when blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. This causes brain cells to become damaged or die. Risks of stroke vary by race and ethnicity. African American…

Juan Cole (2022-05-15). Busan, S. Korea, constructing Solar-Powered Artificial Biorock Island to replace Coastal land lost to Sea Level Rise. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; UN Habitat, the municipality of Busan in South Korea, and the company OCEANIX are responding to the challenge of sea-level rise by building an artificial floating city off the coast of the country's second-largest city. A prototype is expected to be in the water as early as 2025. Although a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). 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 (2022-05-15). Consumer Health: Women's health and living a longer, healthier life. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org National Women's Health Week will be observed May 8—14, which makes this a good time to learn about the biggest threats to women's health and what you can do to keep yourself healthy. Two of the leading causes of death for women in the U.S. are heart disease and cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is that healthy lifestyle choices can reduce your risk for both. Heart disease…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Consumer Health: Understanding skin cancer and how to prevent it. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this and good time to learn about the three main types of skin cancer and what you can do to keep yourself healthy. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. And most skin cancers are preventable. The three main types of skin cancer are: Basal cell carcinomaBasal cell carcinoma begins in the basal cells — a type of cell within…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). FDA limits use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has limited use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine for adults due to risks associated with blood clots. "The FDA's decision to limit the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for SARS-CoV2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) was due to an FDA analysis that indicated an elevated but low risk for blood clots in some patients who received the vaccine," says Dr. Andrew Badley, an infectious…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). 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…

| Nameconor Heffernan, Assistant Professor of Physical Culture, Sport Studies, University of Texas At Austin (2022-05-15). Tucker Carlson pulls from an old playbook as he stokes anxiety about a masculinity crisis. Conor Heffernan, Assistant Professor of Physical Culture and Sport Studies, University of Texas at Austin

_____ (2022-05-14). Why is the United States Getting Away with Unleashing a Global Biological War? journal-neo.org The United States has long demonstrated to the global community its disregard for international regulations, along with its readiness to unleash a war with the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) anywhere in the world. This is what the Americans did in Japan, when they dropped nuclear bombs on civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki …

____ (2022-05-14). The realities confronting Ukraine's six million refugees. wsws.org While the media portrays the situation as if Ukrainian refugees are walking into the arms of America and Europe's governments, all the social and political problems of global capitalism are manifesting themselves in the crisis.

Xiaolu Sun (2022-05-14). Dominica excludes Russians and Belarusians from citizenship program. america.cgtn.com The "Citizenship By Investment" program in the island of Dominica is under threat due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. EU and U.S. lawmakers want to phase out the program to prevent Russian oligarchs from evading sanctions.

____ (2022-05-14). Strategic asset: American viceroy strengthens military ties with Georgia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Agenda.geMay 14, 2022 Georgian Foreign Minister, US Ambassador discuss "intensifying" defence, trade, security ties The "strategic partnership" between Georgia and the United States, and the topic of intensifying ties between the countries in defence, security, trade, economy and investment were discussed by Georgian Foreign Minister Ilia Darchiashvili and US Ambassador Kelly Degnan on Saturday. The …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-05-14). Biggest Lie in World History: There Never Was A Pandemic. The Data Base is Flawed. The Covid Mandates including the Vaccine are Invalid. globalresearch.ca Fake science was supportive of this devastating agenda. The lies were sustained by a massive media disinformation campaign. The historic March 11, 2020 lockdown triggered economic and social chaos Worldwide. It was an act of "economic warfare": a war against humanity.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-14). Ten People Killed By "White Supremacist" In Buffalo, USA (Videos 18+). southfront.org

Robert Beaglehole, Ruth Bonita (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] Tobacco control: getting to the finish line. thelancet.com Tobacco control is not working for most of the world.1 Four out of five of the world's smokers are in low-income and middle-income countries. In these countries where most of the eight million deaths caused by tobacco occur each year, rates of tobacco use are falling only slowly. Globally, the overall number of tobacco users has barely changed. Only 30% of countries are on track to achieve the WHO adult tobacco use target of a 30% reduction in prevalence by 20302 and most countries are not on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3.4 for non-communicable diseases; its achievement will require a much m…

Robert Beaglehole, Ruth Bonita (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] Tobacco control: getting to the finish line. thelancet.com Tobacco control is not working for most of the world.1 Four out of five of the world's smokers are in low-income and middle-income countries. In these countries where most of the eight million deaths caused by tobacco occur each year, rates of tobacco use are falling only slowly. Globally, the overall number of tobacco users has barely changed. Only 30% of countries are on track to achieve the WHO adult tobacco use target of a 30% reduction in prevalence by 20302 and most countries are not on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3.4 for non-communicable diseases; its achievement will require a much m…

JANET (2022-05-14). The Amazon model: union busting on steroids. iacenter.org Amazon Labor Union President Chris Smalls testifies at Senate hearing, May 5. Amazon Labor Union (ALU) President Christian Smalls garnered widespread attention May 5 when he raked Senator Lindsay Graham over the coals at a Senate Budget Committee hearing. Senator Bernie Sanders called the hearing to raise the issue of companies like Amazon having government contracts despite engaging in illegal union busting. The Republican from South Carolina accused Sanders of having "determined Amazon is a piece of crap company." (cnbc.com) "It sounds like you were talking about more of the companies and the businesses in your…

____ (2022-05-14). The imaging of Sagittarius A*: A monumental scientific achievement. wsws.org The imagery of the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy is a brilliant demonstration of the possibilities engendered by human labor coordinated on an international and scientific basis.

____ (2022-05-14). Victorian teachers to vote on Australian Education Union sell-out industrial agreement. wsws.org The AEU-Labor government deal will, if ratified, significantly worsen teachers' and school workers' living standards, while also exacerbating the crisis within the public education system.

Staff (2022-05-14). Sancionan a trabajadores de àìmnibus Nacionales y Viajero tras irregularidades en viaje Habana-Holguín. cubadebate.cu En correspondencia con la gravedad de los hechos, fueron aplicadas nueve medidas disciplinarias, tanto a los implicados directos como a los jefes que debieron impedirlo: cinco separaciones definitivas de la entidad, un cambio de puesto de trabajo definitivo y uno temporal con condiciones laborales distintas, y dos amonestaciones ante los colectivos laborales.

Staff (2022-05-14). Minister Tibisay Lucena Contrasts Reality of Salaries in University Sector to Right-wing Claims. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, May 12, the Venezuelan Minister for University Education, Tibisay Lucena, pointed out that the salaries of university employees are currently being paid without delay. She also noted that some wage scales have improved between 1 % and 300%, compared to the year 2021. | In recent weeks, right-wing groups, including micro-Trotskyist and communist organizations, in close collaboration with extreme-right elements, have been trying to heat up the streets, organizing protests on the grounds that previously agreed upon bonuses had not been fully paid. These bonuses are based on the percentage of workers'

_____ (2022-05-14). Joe Biden And The Democrats Have Nothing To Offer Organized Labor. popularresistance.org Amazon Labor Union (ALU) organizer and former Amazon worker Chris Smalls testified in a Senate Banking Committee hearing called by Bernie Sanders on May 5th to investigate whether Amazon and other monopoly corporations that violate labor law should receive federal contracts. That Amazon would receive federal assistance despite accumulating record profits amid a global pandemic is bad enough. Worse yet is that it took months before so-called progressive Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged the efforts of workers organizing a union within the corporate behemoth. | The hearing proceedings went viral after…

Nicolino Ruperto, Hermine I Brunner, Holly B Posner, Irina Lazariciu, Alberto Martini, Daniel J Lovell, Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation, Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] Tofacitinib for juvenile idiopathic arthritis — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Grainne Murray and William Renton for their response to our work1 and take this opportunity to specify the outcome of the trial on tofacitinib in polyarticular course juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Ralph Nader (2022-05-14). The Super Immunity of Our Fabulously Wealthy Corporate Dictators. commondreams.org The Robber Barons of old have nothing on this new class of digital oligarchs.

____ (2022-05-14). Newly appointed Sri Lankan PM pledges to implement brutal IMF program. wsws.org The IMF program will translate into deep cuts to state sector jobs, wages and pensions, further increased prices of essentials, the slashing of public services including education and health care.

_____ (2022-05-14). "It Tears You Apart Mentally And Physically": The Health Crisis Afflicting Black Farmers. popularresistance.org All farmers and ranchers know the standard hardships of their profession‚Äâ—‚Äâfrom the high costs of doing business to being at the mercy of uncontrollable forces. The financial risks are high, and crop prices are always in flux. A devastatingly adept predator might make off with some prized livestock. Pests may gorge their way through rows of promising crops. The physical work is hard on the body; the pesticides are too. And while weather is always unpredictable, climate change's unseasonable droughts, flooding, storms, and freezes add to the strain. Those problems make f…

Editor (2022-05-14). Cambridge Analytica reborn? Private spy agency weaponizes Facebook again. mronline.org For all the public outcry, official probes and hearings, financial penalties, apologies and proposed regulations, Facebook remains the world's foremost surveillance tool—weaponized in all manner of malevolent ways by any number of hostile elements.

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2022-05-14: News Headlines

____ (2022-05-14). The realities confronting Ukraine's six million refugees. wsws.org While the media portrays the situation as if Ukrainian refugees are walking into the arms of America and Europe's governments, all the social and political problems of global capitalism are manifesting themselves in the crisis.

Robert Beaglehole, Ruth Bonita (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] Tobacco control: getting to the finish line. thelancet.com Tobacco control is not working for most of the world.1 Four out of five of the world's smokers are in low-income and middle-income countries. In these countries where most of the eight million deaths caused by tobacco occur each year, rates of tobacco use are falling only slowly. Globally, the overall number of tobacco users has barely changed. Only 30% of countries are on track to achieve the WHO adult tobacco use target of a 30% reduction in prevalence by 20302 and most countries are not on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3.4 for non-communicable diseases; its achievement will require a much m…

____ (2022-05-14). The imaging of Sagittarius A*: A monumental scientific achievement. wsws.org The imagery of the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy is a brilliant demonstration of the possibilities engendered by human labor coordinated on an international and scientific basis.

____ (2022-05-14). Victorian teachers to vote on Australian Education Union sell-out industrial agreement. wsws.org The AEU-Labor government deal will, if ratified, significantly worsen teachers' and school workers' living standards, while also exacerbating the crisis within the public education system.

Nicolino Ruperto, Hermine I Brunner, Holly B Posner, Irina Lazariciu, Alberto Martini, Daniel J Lovell, Paediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organisation, Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Study Group (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] Tofacitinib for juvenile idiopathic arthritis — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Grainne Murray and William Renton for their response to our work1 and take this opportunity to specify the outcome of the trial on tofacitinib in polyarticular course juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

____ (2022-05-14). Newly appointed Sri Lankan PM pledges to implement brutal IMF program. wsws.org The IMF program will translate into deep cuts to state sector jobs, wages and pensions, further increased prices of essentials, the slashing of public services including education and health care.

____ (2022-05-14). 10,000 New Zealand healthcare workers prepare to strike. wsws.org Public healthcare workers are due to strike for 24 hours on Monday, over low wages and understaffing, after a previous strike scheduled for March was banned by the Employment Court.

Roger L Albin (2022-05-14). [Correspondence] Capitalism, not racism. thelancet.com Richard Horton1 correctly states that, in efforts to construct a fairer world, "we need to undertake a more realistic and rigorous analysis of where power lies". However, Horton's Comment does not exhibit the required rigorous analysis. Citing the dubious work of Cheikh Anta Diop and Martin Bernal as authoritative commentary is precisely the type of shallow gesture that he correctly criticises as inadequate. Contrary to what Horton and Kehinde Andrews describe, the primary logic underpinning the western world order is not "that Black and Brown life is worth less".

____ (2022-05-14). As CNH strike concludes second week, workers voice growing frustration over UAW information blackout. wsws.org The information blackout is being carried out in de facto coordination with the company and the national media, which has remained entirely silent on one of the largest strikes of industrial workers currently taking place in the US.

Staff (2022-05-14). SNB 61: °Industriales ya está en los playoffs! cubadebate.cu Los Industriales de la capital vencieron esta tarde de viernes a los Cazadores de Artemisa 10-9 en el primero de sus tres partidos pendientes, para llegar a 40 triunfos en la temporada y asegurar un pasaje para los playoffs de esta Serie Nacional en su edición 61.

Ben Norton (2022-05-13). Argentina Will Attend BRICS Summits, at China's Invitation, in Step Toward 'Formal Entry'. orinocotribune.com By Benjamin Norton — May 8, 2022 | China invited Argentina to attend the 2022 summits of the BRICS economic bloc of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Argentina's ambassador says it's a step toward "formal entry" to the grouping, an alternative to the US-dominated financial system. | China has invited Argentina to attend the 2022 The BRICS was founded as an alternative to the U…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-13). Is It Coincidence That Some CIA Torture Techniques are so Popular With Ukrainian Neo-Nazis? libya360.wordpress.com Ekaterina Blinova Dutch journalist Sonja van den Ende in Donbass © Photo : Sonja van den Ende While the US rushed to vilify Russia's latest UN Security Council Arria-Formula summit on Kiev's human rights violations, one might wonder as to why Ukrainian neo-Nazi torture sites have so much in common with CIA secret prisons, says…

Editor (2022-05-13). Great Disorder and Extravagant Lies. scheerpost.com Francisca Lita Sáez, Spain, "An Unequal Fight," 2020. | By Vijay Prashad / These are deeply upsetting times. The Covid-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and to galvanize new faith in public action. | Our vast social wealth could have been pledged to improve public health systems, including both the surveillance of outbreaks of illness and the development of medical systems to…

Vijay Prashad (2022-05-13). In a world of great disorder and extravagant lies, we look for compassion: The Nineteenth Newsletter (2022). mronline.org These are deeply upsetting times. The COVID-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organisation (WHO), and to galvanise new faith in public action.

_____ (2022-05-13). Rand Paul Blocks Senate Vote On $40 Billion Ukraine Aid. popularresistance.org On Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) blocked an effort in the Senate to hold a quick vote on the nearly $40 billion aid package for Ukraine that passed in the House on Tuesday. | "My oath of office is to the US constitution not to any foreign nation and no matter how sympathetic the cause, my oath of office is to the national security of the United States of America," Paul said on the Senate floor before blocking the vote. "We cannot save Ukraine by dooming the US economy." | Paul blocked the vote because he wanted to include text in the bill that would create a special inspector general for oversight of the billio…

Editor2 (2022-05-13). Russia and the Ukraine Crisis: The Eurasian Project in Conflict with the Triad Imperialist Policies. orinocotribune.com By Samir Amin — May 7, 2022 | We wanted to draw readers attention to this piece by Samir Amin, which was written at the time of the Maidan Coup in 2014. —Eds. | 1. The current global stage is dominated by the attempt of historical centers of imperialism (the U.S., Western and Central Europe, Japan—hereafter called "the Triad") to maintain their exclusive control over the planet through a combination of: | a) so-called neo-liberal economic globalization policies allowing financial transnational capital of the Triad to decide alone on all issues in their exclusive interests; | b) the military contr…

Editor (2022-05-13). Patrick Cockburn: Will the Ukraine War End Without Destroying All Life on the Planet? scheerpost.com Will the Ukraine war end without destroying all life on the planet? [Pixabay] | Click to subscribe on: Patrick Cockburn who reported for the Financial Times and The Independent from the Middle East and other war zones for decades and now writes for Brit…

_____ (2022-05-13). A Manufactured Crisis In Ukraine Is Victimizing The World's Peoples. popularresistance.org With the conflict in Ukraine entering its third month, the likelihood of a successfully negotiated peace — an immediate necessity — is becoming ever more remote. This proxy war by the United States is designed to use the Ukrainian people to mortally disable Russia. Those who profit from war benefit, while those most vulnerable suffer: Ukrainian civilians, but more broadly working people internationally and especially in the Global South. | It was expected that the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 would put an end to the first Cold War and the threat of world nuclear annihilation. Instead, the w…

amarynth (2022-05-13). The pan-European project wanted a Great Recession, winds up with Yellow Vests. thesaker.is by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker blog Most damning to the claim that the pan-European project is benevolent is that there was no plan to relaunch the Eurozone economy after…

____ (2022-05-13). China's dynamic zero-COVID policy saves lives, recovers economy: Pakistani FM. ecns.cn Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Thursday that China's dynamic zero-COVID approach is particularly successful in eliminating the virus, saving countless lives and swiftly recovering its economy.

____ (2022-05-13). China's share of global economy jumps to over 18%: official. ecns.cn China's gross domestic products (GDP) reached 114 trillion yuan ($16.94 trillion)and accounted for over 18 percent of the global economy in 2021, rising from 11.4 percent in 2012, an official said Thursday.

____ (2022-05-13). China eyes incremental policies to shore up growth. ecns.cn China is mulling new incremental policies to shore up economic growth and will make further adjustments when necessary, a senior economic official said on Thursday.

Food Recovery Network (2022-05-13). Tuesday 5/17: Intersectional Practices: Ways We Can Ensure Our Economic Security w/ Food Recovery Ntwk. indybay.org Online event…

russiancouncil.ru (2022-05-13). Presentation of the Book on Modern Economic Legislation of the Arab Countries at the SHPL. russiancouncil.ru The book was presented by Igor Matveev, the author of the book, Senior Researcher at the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the RAS…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2022-05-13). Healthcare in Kenya remains elusive due to commercialization. peoplesdispatch.org A report by the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights shines light on harmful effects of commercialization of health in Kenya among communities living in informal urban settlements…

____ (2022-05-13). RCEP to help upgrade, boost economic growth. ecns.cn China is expected to better unleash the potential of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement to upgrade its manufacturing sector as well as support exports, according to experts and business leaders.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-13). VIDEO: Raeisi visits vegetables market in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — President Ebrahim Raeisi went to Bahman Fruit and Vegetable Market in the south of Tehran on Friday morning to personally observe the implementation of his administration's new economic plans.

Staff (2022-05-13). Cleric calls for helping gov. in implementing economic plans. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — This weak's Tehran Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami said that President Raeisi's administration is making utmost efforts to help the needy people with the new economic programs.

____ (2022-05-13). Let them cook cake: UK Conservative MP blames foodbank use on workers' lack of budgeting and catering skills. wsws.org The fact that the Johnson government feels no compulsion to make any concessions to alleviate the growth of inequality and absolute poverty—even from the standpoint of self-preservation—is the greatest indictment of the Labour Party and the trade unions.

____ (2022-05-13). West Virginia retiree speaks about life on a fixed income, war and the pandemic. wsws.org "We're all in this together in the working class. The choice is between barbarism and socialism. And I think that choice is really a no brainer."

Justine Medina (2022-05-13). How we won a union at Amazon. peoplesworld.org My quick-and-dirty analysis of the Amazon Labor Union's successes so far is pretty simple. We just did the thing you're supposed to do: Organize a worker-led movement. We studied the history of how the first major unions were built. We learned from the Industrial Workers of the World, and even more from the building of …

____ (2022-05-13). School Strike 4 Climate organisers turn Australian youth climate rallies into campaign for Labor-Greens. wsws.org The transformation of the SS4C movement into an election campaign for parties responsible for the climate crisis is the culmination of years of attempts by the organisers to divert the masses of young people behind the political establishment.

_____ (2022-05-13). In A World Of Great Disorder And Extravagant Lies. popularresistance.org These are deeply upsetting times. The COVID-19 global pandemic had the potential to bring people together, to strengthen global institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO), and to galvanize new faith in public action. Our vast social wealth could have been pledged to improve public health systems, including both the surveillance of outbreaks of illness and the development of medical systems to treat people during these outbreaks. Not so. | Studies by the WHO have shown us that health care spending by governments in poorer nations has been relatively flat during the pandemic, while out-of-pocket priva…

_____ (2022-05-13). Hundreds of Bodies Buried Under a Parking Lot. popularresistance.org In the wealthy Washington, DC suburb of Bethesda, Maryland, just off River Road, there is an asphalt parking lot that covers the graves of hundreds African Americans. That parking lot is the subject of a lawsuit in which descendants of individuals buried in the Moses Cemetery, the Pastor of the Macedonia Baptist Church, and the Bethesda African Cemetery Coalition have asked a court to prevent the Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission ("HOC"), the quasi-governmental agency that owns the parking lot, from selling the parking lot and the adjacent land and building to a developer for $51 million. Under t…

Editor (2022-05-13). Economist Michael Hudson on decline of dollar, sanctions war, imperialism, financial parasitism. mronline.org Economist Michael Hudson discusses the decline of the U.S. dollar, the sanctions war on Russia, his concept of "free-trade imperialism," and financial parasitism.

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-13). Financial Advisors: Don't Pay Off Your Student Loans Until You See What Biden Does. moguldom.com President Joe Biden has yet to fulfill his campaign promise of forgiving at least $10,000 in student loans per borrower but the pressure is mounting. Some financial advisors are telling their clients to hold off on paying their student loan debt and wait to see what Biden does. While the Biden Administration has extended the …

____ (2022-05-13). Strike by Ontario construction workers for wage increases expands to include 43,000 workers. wsws.org The workers' struggle coincides with walkouts by other sections of workers across North America to demand wage increases that keep pace with inflation, including agricultural equipment workers in Iowa and Wisconsin, nurses in California, and grocery warehouse workers in Ontario.

____ (2022-05-13). China rolls out measures to support youth employment. ecns.cn China Friday announced a raft of measures to help young people, especially college graduates, find jobs and set up businesses in the latest move to stabilize employment.

_____ (2022-05-13). Four People Arrested At Invesco's Shareholders' Meeting In Atlanta. popularresistance.org Yesterday afternoon people interrupted and disrupted Invesco's annual shareholders' meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Invesco responded by dragging them out of the meeting. A crowd rallied outside of the shareholders' meeting calling for Invesco to end their investments in the Wyatt Detention Center in Central Falls, Rhode Island. The protest ended with four people being arrested. The Wyatt has faced controversy and ongoing protests after signing a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in 2019, allowing the Wyatt to detain people on behalf of the agency. After this contract was signed, widespread com…

____ (2022-05-13). Northern Ireland elections deepen crisis of British imperialism. wsws.org There is no solution to the problems facing the working class that does not challenge the capitalist profit system and the division of the world into hostile nation states…

Editor2 (2022-05-13). Reply to 'Politico' on Maduro and Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Edward Liger Smith — May 9, 2022 | On May 4th, 2022, Midwestern Marx received an email from POLITICO asking for a statement from our Editor and TikTok handler, Edward Liger Smith, concerning his support for Nicolas Maduro and the Venezuelan socialist project in light of Maduro's and PSUV's so-called regressive "policies regarding polices brutality, feminism and LGBT rights." The Hello Tony, | My…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-13). Aurora: Communist Women in the Donbas Resistance. libya360.wordpress.com Jim "Fergie" Chambers Katya and Svetlana show off their Soviet-themed redesign of the DPR flag A 3-part interview with Svetlana and Katya, from the Donetsk Marxist-Feminist organization 13.05.2022, DONETSK, DONETSK PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC- Nearly two weeks ago, I spent the May 1st, International Worker's Day, with six members of the Donestk-based Marxist feminist group "Aurora." The…

Cristiane Sampaio (2022-05-13). Minimum wage for nurses: Will Bolsonaro veto the law passed by Congress? peoplesdispatch.org After a minimum wage for nurses was approved in the Brazilian Parliament last Wednesday, May 4, nurses began to mobilize in order to prevent President Jair Bolsonaro vetoing the proposal and delaying the implementation. The behavior of some members of parliament during the vote suggested that the project could face barriers after reaching the President's Office, who is already arguing that it does not have the funds necessary to implement the plan. | According to a report approved by the parliamentarians, the minimum wage should come into effect on the same day when the law is published. The goal of the nurses is…

____ (2022-05-13). Wage suppression: The international strategy of finance capital. wsws.org The eruption of the wages issue in the Australian election campaign is part of an international process as central banks, the representatives of finance capital, demand that wage increases be forcibly suppressed through the lifting of interest rates, inducing a recession if that proves necessary.

____ (2022-05-13). Sri Lankan President Rajapakse installs Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister to enforce austerity dictates of the US and IMF. wsws.org The president and his new government must go! The way forward for the working class is through building action committees, mobilising its industrial and political strength, and fighting for socialist policies.

____ (2022-05-13). Nazi propaganda in Germany's taz newspaper. wsws.org On the anniversary of Germany's liberation from National Socialism (Nazism), the taz has published an article by Russian author Julia Latynina, which acquits Hitler of any responsibility for the Second World War.

Animal Liberation Press Office (2022-05-13). Now For Some Good News: Animal Abusers Feeling the Heat. indybay.org Below are some selected news stories from the last 16 months; no claims by activists for any of these fires have been received as of yet by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office.

Birgit Naujeck, Roland Rottenfusser (2022-05-13). The modeling of the human and Final victory of materialism. indybay.org Birgit Naujeck, born in 1963, did not grow up in the GDR (east Germany), but was socialized by it. .. From her opposition to technocracy, she clearly opposes 5G, transhumanism, any eugenics, and the disembodiment of our language, which leads to the rewriting of history and gender. The Final victory of materialism coincides with its implosion!

Green Party (2022-05-13). Green Party endorsements, and also the "Green Voter Guide" indybay.org The complete 12-page GREEN VOTER GUIDE with its analyses is ONLINE at: http: //acgreens.wordpress.com/voter-guides (Please click on the letters "PDF" — or use this direct link: acgreens.files.wordpress.com/2022/05/gpac-vg-06-22-web-1.pdf ).

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-05-13). Protest to Save Abortion and Investigate SCOTUS Justices at Nancy Pelosi's House. indybay.org Speaker of the House Pelosi blasted for supporting anti abortion politician…

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