2022-05-18: News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's Going Down (2022-05-18). "On Many Fronts": Why One Atlanta Resident Is Fighting to Stop Cop City. itsgoingdown.org On Tuesday, May 17th, Atlanta police, backed by a phalanx of other state and federal law enforcement, including "DeKalb Police, the Georgia State Patrol, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation," invaded the Weelaunee forest, also known as the Atlanta forest. In the face of militant resistance, police cut down trees…

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-18). Global military, defense leaders attending Hawaii conference include army chiefs of 3 ASEAN nations, Mongolia, Australia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Hawaii News NowMay 17, 2022 Military heads from the around the globe gather in Hawaii for defense conference Military service members from around the globe are attending the Association of the U.S. Army's LANPAC Symposium and Expo at the Sheraton Waikiki this week. About 2,000 U.S. and foreign military leaders and defense contractors are there, …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-18). Japan's top military commander to attend NATO military chiefs meeting for first time. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Nikkei AsiaMay 18, 2022 Japan's top uniformed officer to attend 1st NATO military chiefs meetingTokyo ramps up engagement with alliance along with Asia-Pacific partners The highest-ranking uniformed officer in Japan's Self-Defense Forces will attend a NATO Military Chiefs of Defense meeting for the first time Thursday, according to the Ministry of Defense, as Tokyo seeks …

Fight Back (2022-05-18). How frame-ups work: The Antony Gay trial. fightbacknews.org Peoria, IL – The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) brought a dozen activists from Chicago to Peoria, Illinois May 16 for the opening of the federal trial of Anthony Gay. Gay had previously defeated the charges when, in an historic trial, he won a hung jury representing himself. He is facing the same assistant U.S. attorneys and federal judge. | The charge against Gay is that he is a felon and had a firearm. | During the proceedings, Gay pointed out that there is no physical evidence of him having a firearm. There was a pistol found by the Rock Island police in the vicinity where t…

Staff (2022-05-18). Japan sounded out on hosting Asian Cup. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — The Japan Football Association (JFA) has been informally approached about the possibility of replacing China as hosts of next year's Asian Cup, chairman Kozo Tashima says.

Staff (2022-05-18). Will the US seize Vienna talks last opportunity? en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Following a "last bullet" visit by the European coordinator for the Vienna talks to Iran, a new opportunity was provided for the US to make up its mind.

Staff (2022-05-18). Unión Eléctrica informa sobre afectaciones al servicio. cubadebate.cu En horas de la mañana de hoy, se produjo un error de operación en la subestación de Renté que conllevó a la salida por emergencia de las unidades 3 y 5 de la termoeléctrica Antonio Maceo, de Renté y la afectación total del servicio a las provincias de Santiago de Cuba y Guantánamo. Se investigan las causas de este error de operación.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-05-18). Iran marks National Day of Omar Khayyam. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Today is considered a significant cultural event for Iranians to commemorate the great Iranian poet, astronomer, writer, and mathematician Omar Khayyam.

Staff (2022-05-18). Presidente de Guatemala tampoco irá a Cumbre de las Américas. cubadebate.cu El presidente de Guatemala anunció este martes que no asistirá a la Cumbre de las Américas que se realizará en Los àÅngeles en junio, mientras mandatarios como los de México y Bolivia han condicionado su presencia en el foro. "No me van a invitar a la cumbre. De todos modos yo mandé a decir que no voy a ir", sostuvo el gobernante.

Matthew Alexander (2022-05-18). Tackling the cost-of-living crisis by increasing it? greenleft.org.au Matthew Alexander explains why the leadership debate about how to address cost-of-living rises and housing affordability is cynical, at best.

Staff (2022-05-18). France urges JCPOA parties to finalize Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Saying that the draft agreement on resuming compliance with the JCPOA has been ready for more than two months, the French foreign ministry called on JCPOA parties to make necessary decisions to finalize the nuclear agreement.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-18). Armed clashes break out between Palestinians, Zionists in WB. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 18 (MNA) — Media sources reported on Wednesday morning that Jenin in the northern West Bank witnessed heavy armed clashes between Zionist forces and Palestinians.

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 …

Shahriar Sheikhlar (2022-05-18). Kurdistan — Britain Ties in New Momentum Driven by Energy Supply. moderndiplomacy.eu One hundred year before, despite world promise for Independent Kurdistan after post world war's Ottoman division, Britain government's decision to divide Kurdistan and merge it in new forming Iraq and Turkey, as well as bloodily suppressing the Kurdish rebel movement by using intense bombardment deprived the Kurds of their right to self-determination, built a historical …

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 …

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 …

WSWS (2022-05-18). SEP candidates for Australian election discuss socialist program on podcast. wsws.org The discussion, which lasted over an hour, covered many topics, including the threat of war, the disastrous consequences the official "let it rip" pandemic policies and the burning need to build a socialist movement of the working class.

WSWS (2022-05-18). Las Vegas sanitation workers vote to strike. wsws.org Las Vegas sanitation workers must take the fight out of Teamsters hands by forming a Rank-and-File Committee to reach out to other workers in struggle—sanitation, truckers, teachers and health care workers.

WSWS (2022-05-18). Washington D.C. transit union calls off 3-day strike, agrees to below-inflation wages for 1 D.C. transit workers. wsws.org D.C. Circulator drivers will see their wages eaten up by inflation as an even greater crisis in the region's transit system looms.

WSWS (2022-05-18). Pay packages for US CEOs hit record for sixth year in a row. wsws.org The median pay package for the CEOs of the biggest US corporations set another record in 2021 of $14.7 million and included an increase of $1 million in cash compensation.

WSWS (2022-05-18). Striking Iowa CNH worker speaks out, as UAW floats ending strike without a contract. wsws.org The UAW is reportedly floating the possibility of suspending the strike and ordering a return to work without a contract, which would signify an abject surrender to the company's intransigent demands for concessions.

WSWS (2022-05-18). Finnish parliament approves proposal to join NATO. wsws.org The same day that Finland and Sweden formally submitted their NATO membership applications, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared it was ending the country's participation in the Council of the Baltic Sea States.

WSWS (2022-05-18). Australian Greens beg for power-sharing arrangement with right-wing Labor government. wsws.org The Greens have dispensed with any pretense of opposition to the major parties. In practice, they have abandoned most of their policies on climate change, the party's stated raison d'etre.

WSWS (2022-05-18). Teachers in Brookline, Massachusetts, end one-day strike after union agrees to below-inflation, six-year contract. wsws.org The BEU has kept workers on the job for nearly three years without a contract. Like many teachers, including those in the Boston Public Schools system who have been working without a contract for eight months, Brookline educators are demanding "reasonable compensation as well as working conditions that meet the realities of a modern, comprehensive education."

WSWS (2022-05-18). One week after decisive contract rejection, why aren't workers at Detroit Diesel on strike? wsws.org These endless delays, which help only management not workers, must be brought to an end. Detroit Diesel workers should demand that UAW Local 163 immediately set a strike deadline for no later than May 24.

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.

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 …

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). In Video: Ukrainian Nazis Burned Russian Prisoner Alive. southfront.org

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-17). CPRF Statement: In Ukraine Russia is Fighting Neo-Nazism. libya360.wordpress.com Comments on the Article of the International Department of the CC KKE "On the Imperialist War in Ukraine and the Stance of the CPRF" On April 23, 2022 the newspaper Rizospastis, the organ of the Communist Party of Greece, carried an article by the International Department of the CC KKE "On the Imperialist War in Ukraine and…

Contributing Writers (2022-05-17). Tax Dollars to nazis and mercenaries/ Commentary by Scott Ritter. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

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

Anonymous587 (2022-05-17). Buffalo's Shooting. Another Manifestation Of Nazism In Action. southfront.org Detention of Peyton Gendron | A mass shooting occurred on 5/14/2022 in Buffalo, NY. Ten people were killed, three were wounded. The shooter was broadcasting an online stream of the mass shooting. The shooter is a self-proclaimed supporter of white supremacy, as stated in his manifesto. He used the Black Sun symbol on the front page. The same symbol is used by the Nazi group Azov in Ukraine. He describes in detail what weapons he used, as well as why he carried out the attack and how he intended to carry it out. La…

_____ (2022-05-17). Operation Surprise: Leaked Emails Expose Secret Intelligence Coup. popularresistance.org Leaked emails and documents reviewed by The Grayzone have exposed the dimensions of a wide-ranging conspiracy managed by a shadowy cabal of hardcore Leavers to sabotage former Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, remove her from office, replace her with Boris Johnson, and secure a 'hard' withdrawal from the EU. | The emails demonstrate that a group of operatives linked to the intelligence services and wealthy, reclusive pro-Brexit financiers spied on campaign groups, infiltrated the civil service, and targeted high-profile Remainers with reputational destruction. While the majority of British voters elected…

Medea Benjamin (2022-05-17). For Biden's Summit of the Americas, Obama's Handshake With Raúl Castro Shows the Way. commondreams.org The U.S. president should invite all the nations of the region to the summit and shake the hands of every head of state to foster better dialogue and a brighter future for the hemisphere.

Jessica Buxbaum (2022-05-17). Censoring Palestine: Swarms of Israeli Bots Are Crippling Pro-Palestinian Twitter Accounts. mintpressnews.com Digital-rights experts say acquiring huge amounts of fake followers trigger Twitter's algorithm and can lead to the tech giant suspending your account, effectively censoring users by forcing them to make their accounts private.

Vijay Prashad (2022-05-17). How China's 1942 Yan'an Forum Inspired the Culture of National Liberation in the Third World. dissidentvoice.org Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research releases a new dossier on the legacy of the Yan'an Forum on Literature and Art eight decades later. On 2 May 1942, hundreds of China's top writers, artists, and communist leaders gathered to discuss the most urgent cultural questions of the time. Dossier no. 52, Go to Yan'an! Culture and …

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…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-17). Russian Ops in Ukraine: Advances in Donbas, Ukraine Surrenders at Azovstal. libya360.wordpress.com 1. Russia continues to make slow and steady progress in Donbas, the primary area of Russia's focus; 2. Additional Russian salients and encirclements take shape within the much largers Izyum, Lyman, Severodonetsk, Papasnya cauldron area; 3. Ukrainian "offensive" northeast of Kharkov appears to have been a costly photo-op and little more; 4. Ukrainian militants hiding…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On May 17, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Over the past 24 hours, 265 AFU servicemen have laid down arms and surrendered in Azovstal, according to the Russian MOD; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue to the north of Popasnaya; | Russian forces claimed control over Novoselovka-2; | Russian forces entered the village of Novomikhailovka; | Russian forces are advancing in the northern and north-western outskirts of Lyman; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue on the outskirts…

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…

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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 …

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). In Video: Ukrainian Nazis Burned Russian Prisoner Alive. southfront.org

Anonymous587 (2022-05-17). Buffalo's Shooting. Another Manifestation Of Nazism In Action. southfront.org Detention of Peyton Gendron | A mass shooting occurred on 5/14/2022 in Buffalo, NY. Ten people were killed, three were wounded. The shooter was broadcasting an online stream of the mass shooting. The shooter is a self-proclaimed supporter of white supremacy, as stated in his manifesto. He used the Black Sun symbol on the front page. The same symbol is used by the Nazi group Azov in Ukraine. He describes in detail what weapons he used, as well as why he carried out the attack and how he intended to carry it out. La…

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

Medea Benjamin (2022-05-17). For Biden's Summit of the Americas, Obama's Handshake With Raúl Castro Shows the Way. commondreams.org The U.S. president should invite all the nations of the region to the summit and shake the hands of every head of state to foster better dialogue and a brighter future for the hemisphere.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On May 17, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Over the past 24 hours, 265 AFU servicemen have laid down arms and surrendered in Azovstal, according to the Russian MOD; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue to the north of Popasnaya; | Russian forces claimed control over Novoselovka-2; | Russian forces entered the village of Novomikhailovka; | Russian forces are advancing in the northern and north-western outskirts of Lyman; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue on the outskirts…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). Overview Of Russian Advance On Donbass Front Lines. southfront.org Russian soldier in Popasna | On the night of May 16-17, explosions were heard in the Petrovsky district of the city of Donetsk, and Russian air defense forces were working in the area. In total, there were about 8 explosions. This situation may be justified by the confident offensive of Russian troops on the Luhansk-Donetsk front line as a whole. | Therefore, it is worth noting some hot spots in eastern Ukraine. At the moment, fighting is going on for the control of Belogorovka and in the Severodonetsk region in the Luha…

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 …

Nan Levinson (2022-05-17). Ukraine and the Anti-War Dilemma. commondreams.org The significance of Ukraine's struggle certainly doesn't lie in educating Americans, but perhaps it is finally making us reckon with the costs of war, as we've needed to do for so long.

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 …

C.J. Polychroniou (2022-05-17). Alicia Garza: "The Shooter Wrote a Manifesto, and My Name Was Included In It" truthout.org The 18-year-old white supremacist who traveled to Buffalo to shoot Black shoppers at the local supermarket didn't only target the 10 Black people whom he killed. His hate-filled manifesto made clear that he aimed to target all Black people in the U.S. — and also mass organizing for racial justice. | "Black communities and Black families must once again grieve the loss of loved ones — mothers, fathers, partners, siblings, friends — at the hands of white supremacy and racialized violence," Radical organizer and activist Alicia Garza, cofounder of Black Lives Matter and Principal of Black Futures L…

Staff (2022-05-17). July 8 2022: Ghassan lives, Palestine lives! Call to Organize for the th Anniversary of the Assassination of Ghassan Kanafani. samidoun.net "The Palestinian cause is not a cause for Palestinians only, but a cause for every revolutionary, wherever he is, as a cause of the exploited and oppressed masses in our era." &#1 ; Ghassan Kanafani A statement from Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network and the Palestinian Youth Movement 8 July 2022 will mark the th anniversary …

Staff (2022-05-17). Nakba Day: Berlin defies repression! samidoun.net The following statement was issued by the coalition of organizations resisting German state repression in Berlin targeting Palestinian organizing, specifically the ban on demonstrations commemorating the Nakba, the catastrophe of the Palestinian people that has been ongoing for the past 74 years, from 13 to 15 May. Near multiple spontaneous actions for Palestine — or …

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…

Brett Wilkins (2022-05-17). Palestine Defenders Hail Rep. Tlaib's 'Historic' Nakba Resolution. commondreams.org "The time has come for the United States to correct an ongoing historical mistake it committed by recognizing the Palestinian Nakba, and to pressure Israel to respect American values that call for justice, equality, and freedom for all."

Project Censored (2022-05-17). Global Civil War: Capitalism Post Pandemic. projectcensored.org Mickey is joined for the hour by former co-host Peter Phillips and University of California, Santa Barbara sociologist William I. Robinson. They discuss Robinson's new book "Global Civil War: Capitalism…

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.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-17). 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…

Jesse Jackson (2022-05-17). Buffalo Shows We Must Confront the Right's Racist Propaganda. commondreams.org The state will hold the Buffalo shooting suspect accountable for this act of terror. The politicians and propagandists propagating the lies and the hate surely won't consider themselves responsible.

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."

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 …

ecns.cn (2022-05-17). Health experts back China's COVID-19 control policy. ecns.cn Two Chinese health experts have expressed confidence in China's epidemic prevention and control policy, saying that the country will win the battle against COVID-19 with continuous efforts.

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.

Kade Crockford (2022-05-17). Impending Threat of Abortion Criminalization Brings New Urgency to the Fight for Digital Privacy. aclu.org As the shockwaves from the bombshell publication of a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade continue to reverberate, questions and fears about our digital privacy and what comes next

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). Evacuation Of Ukrainian Fighters From Azovstal Continues. No Promises Of Their Exchange (Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 17, the Russian Ministry of Defence confirmed that the surrender of the militants of the nationalist Azov regiment and Ukrainian servicemen, who were blocked at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol began. Over the past day, 265 militants have laid down their arms and surrendered, including 51 seriously wounded. All those in need of medical care were sent for treatment to the hospital in Novoazovsk, Donetsk People's Republic. The other were transferred to the village of Elenovka in the…

Liberation Staff (2022-05-17). Thousands in the streets for 'Bans Off Our Bodies' rallies in hundreds of cities. liberationnews.org Many participants were angered by how the Democrats are using the issue of abortion as a political bargaining chip to fundraise and bring out voters for the midterm elections.

Trevor Rindler (2022-05-17). Rallying nurses: For Ohio health care, the time is now. liberationnews.org On May 12, approximately 300 demonstrators converged on the Ohio Statehouse for a rally in solidarity with nurses.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). Military Situation In Syria On May 17, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 17, the Russian Ministry of Defence recorded no hostilities and ceasefire violations in Idlib region in the past 24 hours; | On May 17, an SAA security officer was killed by an IED attack in the city of Daraa; | On May 17, Turkish drones targeted a house in the city of Tal Rafaat; | On May 16, the Russian Military Police and Turkish forces conducted a joint patrol in the eastern countryside of the city of Ain al-Arab; | On May 16, the US al-Shaddadi base reportedly…

Anonymous765 (2022-05-17). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — May 17, 2022. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air w…

Editor (2022-05-17). The Media was the Most Powerful Player in the Popular Rebellion. scheerpost.com By Shireen Abu Akleh / This text was written by Shireen Abu Akleh in 2016 for Majallat al-Dirasat al-Filastiniyyah. In it, she discusses the role of media coverage in Palestinian uprisings, specifically the "Popular Rebellion" of late 2015 and early 2016, which began as a response to Israeli raids on the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. The article discusses the complex ways in which news media and social media interact with Palestinian resistance and opposition to the occupation. The Institute for Palesti…

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.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-05-17). Primary Day: Progressives and moderates fight for Democratic nominations. peoplesworld.org Two Democratic contests today—a U.S. House primary in Oregon and the U.S. Senate primary in Pennsylvania—brought out, again, the simmering conflict pitting party "moderates" and its "establishment" of seasoned pols, pollsters, and consultants against Bernie Sanders-supporting progressives. And that doesn't even count the fact the Oregon primary alone is a multi-ring circus. Oregon, Pennsylvania, North …

Our Reporter (2022-05-17). Uganda not ready for minimum wage says Ggoobi. plusnews.ug Uganda has not yet reached the level of setting the minimum wage, Ramatham Ggoobi, the Secretary to the Treasury and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development has revealed. According to Ggoobi, it is bad economics to institute a minimum wage in an economy like that of Uganda. Speaking at the …

Steve Sweeney (2022-05-17). In both Sweden and Finland, Communists oppose NATO membership plans. peoplesworld.org Communists in both Sweden and Finland have come out in strong opposition to the announcements by the governments of their respective countries that they intend to apply for membership in the U.S.-led NATO military alliance. The Swedish Communist Party (SKP) has slammed the decision of the ruling Social Democratic Party to back their country's membership …

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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). 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.

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.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-15). When Terrorism becomes Counter-terrorism: The State Sponsors of Terrorism are ´ Going After the Terrorists ª. marktaliano.net Par Prof Michel Chossudovsky Mondialisation.ca, 02 mars 2016 Global Research 22 décembre 2015 First published in December 2015 US foreign policy has nurtured Al Qaeda, a creation of the CIA for more than 35 years, with the support of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Saudi Arabia's infamous General Intelligence Presidency (GIP). Lest we forget Osama bin …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). NATO leader meets with broad spectrum of top U.S. military-security officials. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com GeoanƒÉ (himself Romanian) was filling in for Jens Stoltenberg, reported to have contracted COVID. ==== NATOMay 15, 2022 Deputy Secretary General in Washington D.C.: NATO unity makes us all stronger and safer Deputy Secretary General Mircea GeoanƒÉ praised the United States' strong leadership in NATO in remarks to the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C. on …

WSWS (2022-05-15). UK's role confirms Sweden/Finland NATO membership planned for years. wsws.org In 2014, the UK hosted a summit of NATO in Wales founding the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF), consisting of seven NATO allies which would assemble military forces among the northern and high regions of Europe. Sweden and Finland joined in 2017.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). NATO invites Georgian leadership to June summit. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Agenda.geMay 15, 2022 Georgian leadership to be invited to NATO Summit — Deputy Sec Gen The Georgian leadership will be invited to the NATO Summit that will be held in Madrid at the end of June, Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana said in a doorstep statement earlier today, ahead of an informal meeting of NATO …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). Pentagon trains Georgian special forces for war in Caucasus, Black Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgian Ministry of DefneseMay 14, 2022 Georgian Special Operations Forces participated in the international exercise "Trojan Footprint 2022" A two-week large-scale exercise was organized on the European continent by the US Special Operations Command (SOCEUR) in Europe. Georgian Defense Forces Special Operations Forces have taken part in it for the second time. From the Georgian …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). Sweden to apply for NATO membership on Tuesday, Finland on Wednesday — reports. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Trend News AgencyMay 15, 2022 Sweden plans to apply for NATO membership on May 17 Sweden is expected to apply for NATO membership on May 17, Svenska Dagbladet newspaper reported on Sunday…. According to the newspaper, the date will depend on whether Finland has time to make a decision on joining by then. According to …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). Turkey to Finland, Sweden: purge Kurds, lift arms restrictions to join NATO. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Hurriyet Daily NewsMay 15, 2022 Finland, Sweden propose working to address Turkey's concerns on NATO membership bid Finland and Sweden have proposed to work with Turkey towards eliminating the Turkish government's concerns regarding their NATO membership, Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu said on May 15, stressing that they must provide guarantees on the issue of the …

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). NATO to keep anti-Russian sanctions for as long as necessary. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — All NATO member states are committed to keep the anti-Russian sanctions in place for as long as is necessary, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday.

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.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). Sweden's ruling party backs NATO membership bid. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Sweden's ruling Social Democrats backed the country joining NATOafter Finland confirmed that it would apply for NATO membership.

Staff (2022-05-15). Khatibzadeh signs memorial notebook of martyr Abu Akleh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh signed the memorial notebook of the Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh at the country's embassy in Tehran.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). Iran-China parl. friendship group holds symposium with FM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — The chairman and members of the Iran-China Parliamentary Friendship Group held a symposium with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Sunday afternoon.

Staff (2022-05-15). Anuncian cambios en nómina de Domadores de Cuba para tope en circuito profesional de boxeo. cubadebate.cu El campeón olímpico Andy Cruz no formará parte de la escuadra con que los Domadores de Cuba debutarán oficialmente en circuitos profesionales de boxeo este 20 de mayo, en la ciudad mexicana de Aguascalientes. La novedad en el listado de los Domadores será el bronce mundial Osvel Caballero.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). 4,000-troop British commando force leads NATO's war efforts against Russia, China in Arctic. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Defense NewsMay 13, 2022 New commando force leads Britain's military in Arctic operations The new Future Commando Force program, made up of about 4,000 personnel with the British Royal Marines, is leading the way in Arctic operations for the entire service, according to the head of the effort. "We are the U.K.'s Arctic experts [in] …

Staff (2022-05-15). Yemen to strongly respond if Saudis aggression continues. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — A member of Yemen's Ansarullah political bureau told news sources that the Yemeni armed forces have developed a strategic weapon that could be used against Saudi Arabia if the aggression continues.

Staff (2022-05-15). Abu Akleh assassination perpetrators must be punished. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Iranian Judiciary's Human Rights Council has condemned the assassination of the Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, stressing the Israeli regime must be held to account for the crime by the international community.

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2022-05-15: News Headlines

Anonymous103 (2022-05-15). Overview Of Military Developments In Izyum Area In Ukraine (Videos 21+). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | One of the bloodiest battlefields in Eastern Ukraine remains the Izyum area in the Kharkiv region. The Russian-led forces have established an important stronghold in the town and continue to expand their control zone in two main directions: to the south-east towards the cities of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk as well as to the south-west towards the town of Barvenkovo, which was turned into the main stronghold of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in the region. In turn, Ukrainian forces contin…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-15). Ukraine's Spending On War And Difficult Situation On Front Lines. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 12, Ukrainian Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko said in an interview with Reuters that Ukraine had already spent 245.1 billion hryvnias (about $8.3 billion) on the war with Russia. According to Marchenko, the budget funds provided for development were spent on the military needs from the purchase and repair of weapons to emergency aid for internally displaced persons. The Ukrainian government collected only 60% of the planned tax revenues in April. In May and June this figure may…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-15). West's Support for Extremism "Blows Back" in New York Shooting. libya360.wordpress.com The tragic mass shooting in Buffalo New York was carried out by an extremist with an ideology stemming from modern-dayNAZlSM practices most openly in Ukraine. Just as Western support for extremists in Syria blew back in the form of global terrorism, its support for |\|AZlS in Ukraine is emboldening and encouraging their toxic ideology worldwide….

Anonymous669 (2022-05-15). Seven US Mercenaries Were Killed By Russian Forces In Donbass &#1 ; Report. southfront.org Foreign mercenaries in Ukraine. | Seven US mercenaries who were fighting with Kiev forces in the Donbass region were killed at the Krasitel plant in Rubizhnoye city, Apty Alaudinov, an assistant to the head of Chechnya, told RIA Novosti on May 15. | Footage showing the passport of one of the slain mercenaries, Joseph Ward Clark, surfaced online earlier. Clark, a native of Washington who was born in 1987, was reportedly an agent of the US intelligence."The American citizen we are talking about, Joseph Ward Clark,…

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…

Staff (2022-05-15). Finland formally confirms intention to join NATO. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Finland has formally confirmed it intends to join NATO, abandoning decades of military non-alignment in a historic decision amid the Ukraine war.

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 …

Staff (2022-05-15). #Nakba74 Day of Palestinian Struggle: Palestine resists for victory, liberation and return! samidoun.net As we commemorate 74 years of ongoing Nakba targeting the Palestinian people, inside all of occupied Palestine and everywhere in exile and diaspora, we also recall and celebrate 74 years of ongoing Palestinian resistance, revolution and struggle to liberate Palestine and confront imperialism, Zionism and reaction. In homes, community centers and the streets of cities, …

Abdul Rahman (2022-05-15). The Nakba never ended, and Palestinian resistance hasn't either. peoplesdispatch.org A few days before Palestinians were set to commemorate the 74th anniversary of their forceful displacement from their ancestral lands, known as the Nakba or catastrophe, the Israeli Supreme Court rejected a 23-year-old petition by the residents of Masafer Yatta in the occupied southern West Bank and allowed the Israeli military to demolish hundreds of their houses arguing that they are in "firing range". The incident is part of a systemic policy of the Israeli state to grab more and more Palestinian lands and force the Indigenous Palestinians to live as a refugees in their own country. This everyday Nakba, howeve…

Martin Rizzo-Martinez & Daniel Stonebloom (2022-05-15). Challenging Colonialism s01e04 Indian Boarding Schools: Colonialism through Education. indybay.org This episode of Challenging Colonialism examines the history of the Indian Boarding Schools that impacted thousands of Indigenous Californian children, specifically focusing on Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, Stewart Indian School in Reno, and Saint Boniface Indian School in Banning. Duration: 1 hr 1 min 30 sec…

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

Staff (2022-05-15). Orinoco Tribune 3.5 Anniversary Celebration & Fundraising Campaign. orinocotribune.com Caracas, May 11, 2022 ( Every May our team evaluates how the website is bench-marking in comparison with well-established leftist and anti-imperialist news outlets around the world, as well as with Venezuelan local news outlets and other more mainstream liberal outlets. | This year was not an exception and we again achieved amazing performance, especially taking into consideration that Orinoco Tribune is 100…

ecns.cn (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.

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…

ecns.cn (2022-05-15). China's handling of COVID-19 pandemic sets high standards for world: Pakistani FM. ecns.cn Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Saturday that China's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic by adopting dynamic zero-COVID approach has set high standards for the world.

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…

ecns.cn (2022-05-15). Anti-China forces in Hong Kong have no extrajudicial privileges: commissioner's office of Chinese foreign ministry in HKSAR. ecns.cn The Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Saturday strongly disapproved and firmly rejected a misleading article published in the Washington Post by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Michael Merryman-Lotze (2022-05-15). People in US Don't Support the Gaza Blockade. Why Won't Congress Take Action? truthout.org Jamea Shalout's home in Rafah, Gaza, consists of two rooms built of cinder blocks and cement. In the room where I met her in late 2019, the only personal belongings visible were the sleeping mats that the family lays out at night and a pile of blankets. Across a dirt courtyard, there is a small kitchen and bathroom — with cinderblock walls, dirt floors and a partial roof made from corrugated tin. Water for the family is delivered into the holding tanks on the family's property. One room in the house receives electricity from a small solar panel, but the rest of the house does not have power. At night, Jamea…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-05-15). America has Been on a "Hot War Footing"against Russia since 2014. globalresearch.ca Global security is at stake. This historic vote –which potentially could affect the lives of hundreds of millions of people Worldwide– has received virtually no media coverage. A total media blackout prevails.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-15). When Terrorism becomes Counter-terrorism: The State Sponsors of Terrorism are ´ Going After the Terrorists ª. marktaliano.net Par Prof Michel Chossudovsky Mondialisation.ca, 02 mars 2016 Global Research 22 décembre 2015 First published in December 2015 US foreign policy has nurtured Al Qaeda, a creation of the CIA for more than 35 years, with the support of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Saudi Arabia's infamous General Intelligence Presidency (GIP). Lest we forget Osama bin …

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-15). Taliban invites Ashraf Ghani to attend Afghan assembly. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Taliban had invited former Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to attend the Afghan assembly, the Taliban's envoy to Moscow said.

_____ (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 …

Tanya Wadhwa (2022-05-15). No end in sight for Ecuador's prison crisis. peoplesdispatch.org A riot took place in Ecuador's Bellavista prison following the latest massacre of 44 inmates on Monday May 9. Human rights organizations have called on the government to address structural problems facing the penitentiary system…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-15). Russian Forces Back On Zmeiny Island, Reinforce Their Positions (Photos, Video). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | After the

IMEMC News (2022-05-15). Another Wounded Palestinian In Serious Condition. imemc.org The Israeli occupation authorities have informed the family of Hamza Aabed, 19, from Jenin in the northern part of the West Bank, was transferred to the Rambam Medical Center, hooked to respiratory machines due to the seriousness of his wounds. Hamza was shot by an Israeli army sharpshooter with a live round in the head, …

IMEMC News (2022-05-15). Army Abducts Three Palestinians In Ramallah And Jenin. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted two Palestinians from their homes in the Ramallah governorate in the central West Bank, and one in Jenin, in the northern part, on Sunday dawn. The soldiers invaded Jifna town, north of Ramallah, stormed and searched homes, before abducting Mohammad Abdul-Aziz zeid. The soldiers also invaded the al-Jalazoun refugee camp north of …

IMEMC News (2022-05-15). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Former Political Prisoners, Including Two Siblings, In Hebron. imemc.org On Sunday dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted five former political prisoners, including two siblings, from their homes in several parts of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Several army jeeps invaded the Khallet Manna' area in the southern part of Hebron city before the soldiers abducted Abdullah Obeido after storming his home …

IMEMC News (2022-05-15). Israeli Soldiers Attack A Palestinian Family In Bethlehem. imemc.org On Sunday dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded a Palestinian home in the al-Minya village, east of Bethlehem in the West Bank, and attacked the family. Media sources said many army jeeps invaded the village before storming and ransacking the home of Sharif al-Froukh, and violently searched it, causing excessive damage. They added that the soldiers assaulted …

scorinoco (2022-05-15). Israel Troops Aimed to Kill: Slain Palestinian Journalist's Colleague Recounts Murder. orinocotribune.com A Palestinian journalist who was with Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh on the day she was shot dead by Israeli regime forces, has recounted how the crime was committed, describing the shooting as a "deliberate attempt" to kill the journalists. | Shatha Hanaysha, an eyewitness to the shootings, described the events surrounding the cold-blooded murder of veteran Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday. "It was an Israeli sniper" that shot at them, she told Middle East Eye news. | At the time of the murder, Abu Akleh and Hanaysha, together with a group of journalists…

Anonymous669 (2022-05-15). Pro-Iranian Group Attacks Three US Supply Convoys In Southern Iraq. southfront.org File image. | On May 15 morning, three convoys moving logistic supplies and equipment for the US-led coalition came under attack in southern Iraq. | The first supply convoy was attacked while passing on the international highway in the province of al-Qadisiyyah, the second convoy was targeted near the capital of al-Muthanna province while the third one came under attack in the outskirts of the city of al-Diwaniyah in al-Qadisiyyah. | The three convoys were targeted with improvised explosive devices.

Anonymous669 (2022-05-15). 236 Russian Airstrikes Hit ISIS Terrorists In Central Syria Since Start Of May: Monitoring Group. southfront.org Russian Su-25 attack aircraft take off from the Khmeimim airbase in Syria © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik | On May 15, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) carried out a series of airstrikes on ISIS's areas of influence in Syria's central region, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). | The London-based monitoring group said that more than 16 airstrikes targeted hideouts of ISIS cells near the town of al-Sukhnah in the eastern Homs countryside and in the outskirts of the town of al…

Jon Queally (2022-05-15). Sanders Condemns Israeli Forces for Attack on Slain Journalist's Funeral. truthout.org Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday called the attack on the funeral procession of slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh that took place earlier in the day "an outrage" that must be condemnation by the U.S. government as he also called for an investigation into the killing. | Friday's attack was described as "

Anonymous669 (2022-05-15). Russia's 'Terminator' Armored Fighting Vehicle Spotted Near Donbass Hottest Front (Video). southfront.org MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA &#1 ; AUGUST 23, 2017: Terminator-3 infantry fighting vehicle during a fire demonstration at the Army-2017 International Military-Technical Forum, at the Patriot military park outside Moscow. Anton Novoderezhkin/TASS | Russia's BMPT "Terminator" armored fighting vehicle (AFV) has been spotted near one of the hottest frontlines in the Donbass region. | On April 15, Russian sources shared a video showing a convoy of the Russian Armed Forces with at least four BMPTs moving near the city of Severod…

| 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

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). NATO leader meets with broad spectrum of top U.S. military-security officials. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com GeoanƒÉ (himself Romanian) was filling in for Jens Stoltenberg, reported to have contracted COVID. ==== NATOMay 15, 2022 Deputy Secretary General in Washington D.C.: NATO unity makes us all stronger and safer Deputy Secretary General Mircea GeoanƒÉ praised the United States' strong leadership in NATO in remarks to the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C. on …

ecns.cn (2022-05-15). David Lasne: 'A Helping Hand' in Shanghai Suburbs. ecns.cn Lasne, a Frenchman, came to China 20 years ago and lived in Xujing Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai for the past nine years. Enthusiastic public welfare, he came to join the volunteer team as soon as he learned that the local community was short of hands for the fight against the Covid surge.

ecns.cn (2022-05-15). Shanghai shuts down half makeshifts hospitals. ecns.cn Half of the city-level makeshift hospitals built for COVID-19 patients during the current outbreak in Shanghai have closed as of Friday, as local infection…

ecns.cn (2022-05-15). Eldest COVID patient recovers in Shanghai. ecns.cn After a 32-day treatment, Ye Ming, 108, recovered from COVID-19 and was discharged from Shanghai Pudong Hospital on Saturday, setting a record for the oldest patient in a severe condition to have recovered from the disease in China.

Staff (2022-05-15). Cuba reporta 93 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 92 altas médicas. cubadebate.cu Al cierre de este sábado 14 de mayo, Cuba reportó 93 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 92 altas médicas. Actualmente hay 467 casos activos, informó el Ministerio de Salud Pública (Minsap) en su parte diario este domingo.

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…

WSWS (2022-05-15). UK's role confirms Sweden/Finland NATO membership planned for years. wsws.org In 2014, the UK hosted a summit of NATO in Wales founding the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF), consisting of seven NATO allies which would assemble military forces among the northern and high regions of Europe. Sweden and Finland joined in 2017.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). Sweden to apply for NATO membership on Tuesday, Finland on Wednesday — reports. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Trend News AgencyMay 15, 2022 Sweden plans to apply for NATO membership on May 17 Sweden is expected to apply for NATO membership on May 17, Svenska Dagbladet newspaper reported on Sunday…. According to the newspaper, the date will depend on whether Finland has time to make a decision on joining by then. According to …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). NATO invites Georgian leadership to June summit. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Agenda.geMay 15, 2022 Georgian leadership to be invited to NATO Summit — Deputy Sec Gen The Georgian leadership will be invited to the NATO Summit that will be held in Madrid at the end of June, Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana said in a doorstep statement earlier today, ahead of an informal meeting of NATO …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-15). Pentagon trains Georgian special forces for war in Caucasus, Black Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgian Ministry of DefneseMay 14, 2022 Georgian Special Operations Forces participated in the international exercise "Trojan Footprint 2022" A two-week large-scale exercise was organized on the European continent by the US Special Operations Command (SOCEUR) in Europe. Georgian Defense Forces Special Operations Forces have taken part in it for the second time. From the Georgian …

_____ (2022-05-15). Atlanta Fights To Save Its Forest. popularresistance.org A harsh chorus of chants and drums erupted in the late afternoon silence of the upscale Atlanta suburb of Kennesaw, Georgia, Monday, punctuated by the pops of fireworks and the barks of dogs. A group of 30-40 protestors chanting "Stop Cop City!" converged on the home of Shepherd Long, Principal of Long Engineering, an engineering firm subcontracted to do surveying and other pre-construction work on the Atlanta Police Foundation's Public Safety Training Center, currently scheduled to open in late 2023.

_____ (2022-05-15). 'Corporal Punishment Is Violence': Black Communities Vow To Ban School Paddling. popularresistance.org Today, as the founder and director of Activists with a Purpose Plus, based in Grenada, Freelon-Foster advocates for students at school disciplinary hearings. She also served as mayor of Grenada in 2004 and 2005. To her, the beatings and disproportionate use of force against Black children like Kiorey, even today, is a continuation of the historical racial violence that has been perpetrated against Blacks starting in the days of slavery. "For me, corporal punishment is violence," she said. "How can corporal punishment be thought of as reasonable?" | Freelon-Foster counseled Ringo and her family on their options in…

_____ (2022-05-15). Marcos Family Returns To Power In The Philippines. popularresistance.org 36 years after a popular revolution overthrew the regime of Ferdinand Marcos, the Philippines on May 9 elected the former dictator's son to the presidency. According to the partial vote count released by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) at 98% reporting, Ferdinand Marcos Jr, also known as Bongbong Marcos, is set to win the presidency by securing around 60% of the popular votes counted so far. | Bongbong's running mate Sara Duterte, daughter of outgoing president Rodrigo Duterte, also won the vice-president's post with over 61% of the popular votes in total. The marathon round of elections had a turnout of ov…

Misión Verdad (2022-05-15). Controversy and Contradictions Ahead of the 9th Summit of the Americas. orinocotribune.com By Misión Verdad — May 14, 2022 | The Train Wreck | The controversy began when US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Brian Nichols, made a

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-15). Colombia decriminalizes medically assisted suicide for critically ill patients. peoplesdispatch.org With the decision, Colombia becomes the first and only country in the Latin America and the Caribbean region to have decriminalized both euthanasia and medically assisted suicide…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-15). Mayor of Medellin removed from office in Colombia. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands have been mobilizing in the Colombian city of Medellin against a recent suspension of the mayor Daniel Quintero by the Inspector General's office. His position was revoked for his alleged political participation in the upcoming presidential elections.

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