Daily Archives: May 6, 2021

2021-05-06: News Headlines

Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-06). Why HRW Designating Israel's Crimes as Apartheid Is a Very Big Deal. zcomm.org Human Rights Watch issuing an unsparing, 200-plus page legal and factual report concluding that Israeli government authorities are guilty of the crime of apartheid, is a very big deal…

_____ (2021-05-06). Biden Supports Suspension Of Covid-19 Vaccine Patents. popularresistance.org President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday supported a proposal submitted by several countries to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to suspend the intellectual property of vaccines against covid-19 when the United States has already administered 250 million doses. | The announcement was greeted with sharp falls in the shares of the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech and Moderna and Novavax on the Wall Street stock exchange. | Biden made good on his campaign promise to endorse the patent suspension. Still, he has only done so when the U.S. vaccination rate plummets, and the country is sitting on…

_____ (2021-05-06). Progressive International Statement On The Duque Massacres In Colombia. popularresistance.org On 28 April, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in a nation-wide strike to oppose the neoliberal policies of the Iván Duque government, and his record of violence against social leaders. The government responded with brutal repression. An atrocity is unfolding in Colombia. Since he took power, Iván Duque's regime has been …

_____ (2021-05-06). Drone Whistleblower Jailed Ahead Of July Sentencing. popularresistance.org A federal judge ordered drone whistleblower Daniel Hale's arrest, and United States authorities took him into custody. | On April 23, Judge Liam O'Grady signed an order suggesting Hale violated the terms of his supervised release. An arrest warrant was issued, and on April 28, he was jailed. | Judge Theresa Carroll Buchanan, a different judge than the one who has presided over his case, held a hearing on the alleged "pretrial release violation." Hale maintained no violation had occurred, yet the court scheduled a bond revocation and detention hearing for May 4. | The chain of events came after a "special conditio…

Thomas Knapp (2021-05-06). The Biden Administration Wants to Partner with Criminals to Spy on You. counterpunch.org "The Biden administration," CNN reports, "is considering using outside firms to track extremist chatter by Americans online." Federal law enforcement agencies are legally and constitutionally forbidden to monitor the private activities of citizens without first getting warrants based on probable cause to believe those citizens have committed, or are committing, crimes. The feds can browse

_____ (2021-05-06). USAID Admits To Venezuela Regime Change Fraud. popularresistance.org Red Lines host Anya Parampil explores a new report issued by USAID's Office of the Inspector General which admits the agency's policy on Venezuela was driven by the State Department and National Security Council's push for regime change. The report specifically investigated USAID's attempt to use the US military to force aid through Venezuela's border with Colombia on February 23, 2019. Anya highlights the most interesting findings in the audit, including that USAID failed to put proper fraud controls in place in order to appease US officials seeking to overthrow Venezuela's elected government.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Over 30 People Reportedly Killed Within Week of Colombian Protests. sputniknews.com MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — At least 31 people have been killed, 1,220 have been injured and 87 have gone missing in a week of protests in Colombia, the Institute for Development and Peace Studies said.

_____ (2021-05-06). Colombian Campesino Leader: This Is An Authoritarian Regime. popularresistance.org First of all, we, as a campesino association, the National Agrarian Coordinating Committee, have been involved in the mobilizations from the very beginning and from there we have helped to maintain the mobilizations which have taken place over the course of the last several days. | There have already been some partial achievements. I say partial achievements because they are simply moves by the establishment to try to demobilize the protests. I am referring to what is already happening with the withdrawal of the tax reform as a bill, but also the resignation of the Minister of Finance and his Vice Minister. But t…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-06). Spending More On Nukes: STRATCOM's Nuclear Death Wish. dissidentvoice.org Being sufficiently able at your job is a good thing. But beware the trappings of zeal. When it comes to the business of retaining an inventory for humanity's annihilation, the zealous should be kept away. But there Admiral Charles Richard was in April this year, with his siren calls, urging the US Senate to consider …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-06). Quibbling Over Cruelties: Human Rights Watch, Israel and Apartheid. counterpunch.org Criticism of Israel's policies towards Palestinians has always induced a defensive rage from its defenders and advocates. A Threshold Crossed, a report by Human Rights Watch, lit several fires of rage and disapproval. Israel, according to the authors, is responsible for apartheid policies.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-06). Spending More On Nukes: STRATCOM's Nuclear Death Wish — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Being sufficiently able at your job is a good thing. But beware the trappings of zeal. When it comes to the business of retaining an inventory for humanity's annihilation, the zealous should be kept away. But there Admiral Charles Richard was in April this year, with his siren calls,

Staff (2021-05-06). "Monumental Moment": U.S. Backs Waiving COVID Vaccine Patent Rights After Months of Blocking Talks. democracynow.org The Biden administration has announced it now supports temporarily waiving the intellectual property rights for COVID vaccines, in what the World Trade Organization is calling a "monumental moment." India and South Africa first proposed the waiver in October, but the United States and other wealthy nations blocked the WTO from even opening negotiations on the proposal. Supporters say the waiver is critically needed to increase the rate of vaccine production for the Global South as COVID-19 rapidly spreads in India, Latin America and other regions where few vaccines are available. Biden's support for the waiver is…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-06). $152 Trillion. That's How Much Wealthy Countries 'Drained' From the Global South Since 1960. commondreams.org "Poor countries are developing rich countries, not the other way around." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/imf_argentina.jpg

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-06). Peace Activist Interrupts General Dynamics Shareholder Meeting to Blast the Business of War. commondreams.org CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin interrupted a General Dynamics shareholder meeting on Wednesday, taking the military-industrial complex titan's CEO to task for profiting from death and destruction. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/benjamin.jpg

Zach El Parece (2021-05-06). US Special Forces trained Mexican drug cartels linked to decapitation, torture, rape. thegrayzone.com An investigation into how U.S. Special Forces trained feared Mexican drug cartels responsible for grisly murders, and how Pentagon-backed counter-insurgency in Colombia and Guatemala has bled into organized crime. (This article was first published in CovertAction Magazine.) The Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) has established itself as one of the most feared paramilitaries in Mexico over the last decade. Images of the group have become the standard depiction of the Mexican cartels writ large. Their propaganda videos often feature groups …

claudia (2021-05-06). May Dispatch — May Day shows DSA power. dsausa.org Enjoy your May Dispatch! This month we have a PRO Act update, socialist organizing and history calls, and more. From Maria: May Day Shows DSA Power! Support Our Socialist Slate — Races Coming Up 5/18 Wednesday 5/19 — Join our Democratic Socialist Labor Commission for Socialists on the Job! RSVP for Demilitarize US 2 Palestine…

WSWS (2021-05-06). Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issues executive order removing county-level COVID-19 restrictions. wsws.org The reckless indifference shown by DeSantis to the lives and health of millions throughout the pandemic is intimately connected to the ruling class's "herd immunity" policy and the repudiation of scientifically guided health measures.

Ociel Ali Lopez (2021-05-06). Crisis & Critique: The Ibero-American Summit's Impact on Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Ociel Alí López — Apr 30, 2021 | VA columnist Ociel López highlights the de facto recognition of the Maduro government by Washington-aligned countries in the recent international event. | The Ibero-American Summit is an event that brings together the presidents or senior representatives of Latin America, Spain, Portugal and Andorra. On April 21, the XXVII meeting was held in Andorra, although most participants attended virtually. | The main theme was "innovation for sustainable development," but for obvious reasons it was the Covid-19 pandemic that ended up taking center stage. | The event's first importa…

WSWS (2021-05-06). The working class and the struggle against "herd immunity" policies in Europe. wsws.org Events since our last May Day rally have starkly shown that the task of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic requires coordinated international action by the working class.

WSWS (2021-05-06). G7 foreign minister discuss anti-Russia and China agenda amid global pandemic. wsws.org Britain is using its position as host this year to confirm its wholehearted commitment to President Biden's aggressive foreign policy and push other nations, especially the European powers, to do the same.

WSWS (2021-05-06). UK: Second round of strikes at DVLA over safety at Covid-19 hotspot. wsws.org The action called by the Public and Commercial Services union is the only strike officially sanctioned by any trade union over Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

_____ (2021-05-06). Report Finds Low Wages Make Food Workers Want To Quit. popularresistance.org Following the passage of stimulus packages with aid for workers like expanded unemployment benefits, politicians and business owners have wrung their hands over a supposed worker shortage as people refuse to return to work, as they say. A new report pushes back on that narrative and shows that actually, it's more likely low wages offered by businesses that are causing workers to want to quit. | The report by One Fair Wage finds that 53 percent of restaurant workers have considered leaving their jobs during the pandemic, and 76 percent of restaurant workers cite low wages and tips as the reason for leaving the ind…

WSWS (2021-05-06). US birth rate declines to lowest point in more than a century. wsws.org The year 2020 continued the general decline seen since the 2008 financial crash, while the COVID-19 pandemic drove the birth rate down drastically starting in December.

Staff (2021-05-06). Taharka Bros: Ice cream with a side of worker ownership. therealnews.com The pandemic wiped out 70% of their business, but Baltimore's Taharka Bros' worker-owners successfully pivoted to delivery, saving their company and offering insight into how co-ops were able to weather COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-05-06). Half of Canada's population less than $200 away from insolvency as billionaires' wealth surges. wsws.org While working people have confronted widespread impoverishment, illness and death, Canada's capitalist elite has seen its wealth soar during the pandemic.

progressive (2021-05-06). On the Line: Honduras' Climate Refugees. progressive.org The combination of the pandemic and natural disasters has left many Honduran in need of immediate aid.

WSWS (2021-05-06). May Day 2021 and the struggle for international socialism in Turkey. wsws.org As the pandemic intensifies the contradictions of global capitalism, we greet May Day 2021 amid growing geopolitical tensions and war dangers in the region surrounding Turkey.

Staff (2021-05-06). Night of Qadr in Imamzadeh Ghazi Saber. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — People of Tehran observed the Night of Decree, or Qadr Night, on Wednesday, 23th night of Ramadan in the Imamzadeh Ghazi Saber, while following health protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Staff (2021-05-06). Headlines for May 6, 2021. democracynow.org In Reversal, Biden Administration Will Support Waiving Patents for COVID-19 Vaccines, India Sets New Global Record for Daily Coronavirus Cases, CDC Predicts Sharp Drop in U.S. COVID-19 Cases by July If Vaccinations Continue, Trump-Appointed Federal Judge Throws Out National Eviction Moratorium, Study Predicts "Rapid and Unstoppable" Sea Level Rise Unless Paris Climate Goals Are Met, U.N. Warns of Soaring Hunger, Child Mortality and Maternal Deaths During Pandemic, Facebook Oversight Board Upholds Ban on Trump, Active-Duty National Guardsman Arrested over January 6 Insurrection, Top Republicans Prepare to Oust Rep…

Badri Raina (2021-05-06). Pandemic and Elections in West Bengal: Modi's Conjoint Failures. zcomm.org We have often been reminded of how Narendra Modi is never in the wrong. Here appear two exceptions…

No Nukes Action (2021-05-06). Tuesday 5/11: STOP The Madness-Speakout At Japanese Consulate Against Olympics In Japan During Pandemic. indybay.org San Francisco Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery St/California St. | San Francisco…

Eds. (2021-05-06). More young Japanese look to Marx amid pandemic, climate crisis. mronline.org As the global challenge of climate change mounts and the coronavirus pandemic magnifies economic inequalities, Karl Marx, who pointed to the contradictions and limitations of capitalism, is gaining new admirers in Japan, particularly among the young. | May 6, 2021…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Avoid preventable vision loss. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Has your eyesight become blurry? Do you have glaucoma, but you haven't been in for an exam or treatment? Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many people may have delayed eye appointments. Dr. Cheryl Khanna, a Mayo Clinic ophthalmologist, says it's important to catch eye diseases early. "I think the main take-home message is that if you …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). COVID-19: Who's at higher risk of serious symptoms? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to remind people who is more at risk of serious coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms, which can vary widely. Some people have no symptoms at all, while others become so sick that they eventually need mechanical assistance to breathe. This article is written by Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). High vaccination rate is key to future course of COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic computer modeling shows. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Mayo Clinic data scientists who developed highly accurate computer modeling to predict trends for COVID-19 cases nationwide have new research that shows how important a high rate of vaccination is to reducing case numbers and controlling the pandemic. Vaccination is making a striking difference in Minnesota and keeping the current level of positive cases …

Staff (2021-05-06). Modi's Pandemic Response in India Is Turning a Profit From Death. truthout.org Let us be clear from the outset: what is happening in India right now is mass murder. And it is organized by a man who has Two images bookend the current crisis and contain in them a trajectory of the crisis. The first is the image of the Indian police hosing down migrant workers with bleach last spring, during the first wave of the pandemic, and the grimmer, mor…

Staff (2021-05-06). Trump-Appointed Judge Rules Against CDC's Moratorium on Evictions Amid Pandemic. truthout.org Delivering another blow to people across the United States First enacted under former President Donald Trump last year, the CDC morat…

SA News (2021-05-06). Over 100 Countries Back TRIPS Waiver On COVID-19 Vaccines. eurasiareview.com President Cyril Ramaphosa says a proposal by South Africa at the World Trade Organisation to waiver specific Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) obligations related to the manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines is now supported by over 100 countries. | The President said this when he responded to oral questions in the National Assembly on Thursday. | "We want to manufacture vaccines locally against the pandemic. It is for this reason that South Africa and India proposed the TRIPS waiver at the World Trade Organisation to enable the manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines in developing countrie…

P. K. Balachandran (2021-05-06). SARS Taught China How To Handle A Pandemic — OpEd. eurasiareview.com While China stepped up investments in its health infrastructure after SARS, the US downgraded it and India had always neglected it: | As on May 6, the internationally accepted pandemic figures were as follows: the US, 32.6 million infections and 579,000 deaths; India, 20.7 million infections and 226,000 deaths; and China, 90,721 cases and 4636 deaths. The contrast is clear. The main reason: China had greatly improved its public health infrastructure, the US downgraded it and India neglected it. | In an article in The Conversation dated November 3, 2020, Elanah Uretsky, a Brandeis University Professor a…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-06). Teaching, wellbeing and telemedicine: transforming neurology education. imperial.ac.uk The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted neurology education, but lessons learned can transform neurology training for years to come.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). UK Votes in Largest Local Elections in 50 Years. sputniknews.com LONDON (Sputnik) — Wearing the mandatory face mask because of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people are heading to polling stations in England, Scotland and Wales to elect their local authorities in the largest elections in 50 years.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-06). Treasurer Frydenberg shuffles back to austerity. greenleft.org.au After eliminating almost all its generous pandemic spending measures, the federal government has indicated it will soft-peddle on further cuts in the May 11 budget. Neville Spencer reports.

Staff (2021-05-06). US valuing Israel as extension of its military presence in ME. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — American analyst Stephen Lendman believes that the US values Israel as an extension of its military presence in the Middle East that's all about wanting control over the region, its hydrocarbon and other resources.

WSWS (2021-05-06). Amazonians United: A new trap for workers. wsws.org Given the RWDSU's unsuccessful union drive in Bessemer—resulting from its obviously top-down, officially-sponsored character—a subtler approach is now being pitched by sections of the union apparatus and their middle-class allies.

WSWS Repost (2021-05-06). Amazonians United: A new trap for workers. indybay.org Given the RWDSU's unsuccessful union drive in Bessemer, Alabama—resulting from its obviously top-down, officially-sponsored character—a subtler approach is now being pitched by sections of the union apparatus and their middle-class allies. Writers at the World Socialist Web Site expose some troubling facts which workers should be made aware of.

news.un (2021-05-06). Latin America rights groups face growing threats, attacks: Bachelet. news.un.org UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Thursday issued an alert over the rising number of threats, attacks and attempts to undermine national human rights institutions, in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Alan MacLeod (2021-05-06). It's aggression when 'they' do it, but defense when 'we' do worse. mronline.org Aggression, in international politics, is commonly defined as the use of armed force against another sovereign state, not justified by self-defense or international authority. | May 6, 2021 | Newswire…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-05-06). 'Price Too High and Rising': New Report Blasts Broadband Industry for Fueling Digital Divide. commondreams.org "The central fact is Americans pay too much for the internet." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/free-press-report-isp-broadband-price.jpg

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-05-06). Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Conflict Was Also About the Flow of Afghani Narcotics. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Recent border clashes …

James Fleming (2021-05-06). Joleen Nez death shows continued brutality of ABQ police, jail. liberationnews.org The real crime: homeless, Indigenous, and an addict…

_____ (2021-05-06). Navajo Nation: Missing And Murdered Indigenous Peoples Awareness Day. popularresistance.org Window Rock, AZ – Honoring and remembering missing and murdered Indigenous persons on the Navajo Nation, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer signed a proclamation recognizing May 5, 2021, as "Navajo Nation Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Awareness Day." | The leaders were joined by their respective wives, First Lady Phefelia Nez, and Second Lady Dottie Lizer, at the Navajo Nation Veterans Memorial Park in Window Rock, Ariz. Also in attendance were the 24th Navajo Nation Council's Sexual Assault Prevention Subcommittee Chair Amber Kanazbah Crotty, Miss Navajo Nation Shaandii…

Steve Lalla (2021-05-06). The Iron Curtain. orinocotribune.com By Steve Lalla — May 4, 2021 | On May 3, 1945, The London Times reported on a speech in which it was claimed that a purported "iron curtain" would descend around the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Behind this supposed curtain, horrible atrocities would allegedly take place. This speech was made by acting Nazi Chancellor Lutz von Krosigk on May 2. Von Krosigk assumed this position following Hitler's suicide on April 30, 1945. | At this time the Nazis were facing defeat. On May 2, the Soviet Red Army defeated the Nazi fascist warmongers in the battle for Berlin, taking the capital city at tremendous cost…

Fight Back (2021-05-06). FRSO Salt Lake City celebrates May Day. fightbacknews.org Salt Lake City, UT – On May 1, around 50 people gathered in Sugarhouse Park in Salt Lake City to celebrate International Workers Day with a barbecue and fundraiser hosted by the local chapter of The Freedom Road Socialist Organization. Members are raising money in conjunction with organizers across the country for the establishment of a FRSO national office. | As familiar faces and new friends talked and mingled under the Salt Lake sun, FRSO chapter members kept the crowd entertained with music, food and speeches. Between tending the grill and serving up food, member Nick Godfrey took to the microphone for a spee…

Staff (2021-05-06). Anonymous Colombia Puts Duque on the Ropes with Massive Hacking Operation. orinocotribune.com The Anonymous group has been active during the human rights crisis in Colombia, sending a strong message to Iván Duque and taking down webpages of the Army, Senate, and Presidency. | On Tuesday, the international anarchist organization Anonymous reported through social media networks that it had returned "to Colombia due to the injustices generated" in the context of police and military repression against protests that have left 19 dead, 89 disappeared, and hundreds injured in the past week, according to the National Ombudsperson's Office. However, Anonymous often remains silent regarding the near-weekly massacre…

Combined Sources (2021-05-06). Massacre of protesters and economic crisis push Colombia workers to strike. peoplesworld.org Colombia is in the midst of another general strike, with unions saying the government has failed to listen to demands for emergency measures to deal with rising poverty and hunger. Monday night's massacre of protesters by police in the city of Cali have further enraged the democratic and people's movements in the country and garnered …

Daniela Jimenez (2021-05-06). Colombia's Piedad Córdoba Confronts Duque & his Vice President: What Would This Pair be Saying if the Massacre was in Venezuela? + Facebook Censorship. orinocotribune.com Amid the wave of state violence against civilian protesters after seven days of demonstrations against the Colombian government's neoliberal policies, former Colombian Senator Piedad Córdoba confronted Colombian President Iván Duque and his Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez. | "Think for a minute what you would say today, Iván Duque and Marta Lucía Ramírez, if last night's massacre in Siloé had happened in Venezuela," wrote Córdoba on Twitter. "Today it happened to your own people, and you said nothing!" | Piensen por un momento qué estaría diciendo hoy Iván Duque y Marta Lucía Ramírez, si la matanza de anoche e…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-06). Niger: New Government Should Investigate Massacres. eurasiareview.com Niger's first democratic transition since independence provides President Mohamed Bazoum's new administration with an opportunity to prioritize accountability for alleged war crimes committed by all sides in Niger's armed conflict, Human Rights Watch said today in a On March…

Staff (2021-05-06). From Colombia to Palestine, resist imperialist crimes! Samidoun solidarity statement with the people of Colombia. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network expresses its strongest solidarity with the people's movement and political prisoners of Colombia, facing the U.S.-backed right-wing regime of Ivan Duque, police murder and targeted assassinations, and harsh repression of mass protests. Thousands of people in Colombia have been marching for the past eight days against the tax policy of the right-wing Duque administration, supported by the United States and also involved in U.S.-directed regime change operations targeting Venezuela, Bolivia, and other progressive governments throughout Latin America. This movement h…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-06). Palestine's Moment of Reckoning: On Abbas' Dangerous Decision to 'Postpone' Elections. dissidentvoice.org The decision on April 30 by Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, to 'postpone' Palestinian elections, which would have been the first in 15 years, will deepen Palestinian division and could, potentially, signal the collapse of the Fatah Movement, at least in its current form. Unlike the last Palestinian parliamentary elections in 2006, the big story this …

Staff (2021-05-06). Tehraners observe Night of Qadr in Palestine Square. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — The religious ceremony of 23th night of the holy month of Ramadan was marked by Tehraners in Palestine Square of Tehran under a rainy condition.

Staff (2021-05-06). Zionist aggression attack on Quneitra leaves no damage. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Zionist aggression hit an area on the border between Syria and occupied Palestine, but that the attack did not cause any damage.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-06). Palestine's Moment of Reckoning. zcomm.org On Abbas' Dangerous Decision to 'Postpone' Elections…

Imani Countess (2021-05-06). As Zimbabwe's Workers Fight for Justice, It's Time for a Fundamental Rethink of U.S. Policy. counterpunch.org This is "no longer business as usual," declares Peter Mutasa, President of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU). "Unions are going to be united." According to Mutasa, the situation in the country is dire, with basic salaries at or near the poverty line and workers unable to meet basic expenses. The COVID-19 shutdowns and

Joe Piette (2021-05-06). Protest for incarcerated loved ones. workers.org WW PHOTO: Joe Piette Our incarcerated loved ones are being treated inhumanely, and their voices are not being heard. Over 4,700 people are locked in Philadelphia's jails, more than when COVID-19 began. The majority of people incarcerated are waiting for a trial — some for over a year — in . . . |

Eds. (2021-05-06). Community Infrastructure and the Care Crises: An evaluation of China's COVID-19 experience. mronline.org COVID-19 has exacerbated the gendered impact of care work globally, but lessons can be learned from countries like China that have relied on community organizations for solutions. | May 6, 2021 | Newswire…

Monica Moorehead (2021-05-06). Bashing China, U.S. commits crimes against humanity. workers.org It was announced April 7 that the Biden administration is being pressured by right-wing Republicans to either fully or partially boycott the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China, which will take place for two weeks that February. As part of the ongoing anti-China tirade that accelerated with the COVID-19 . . . |

Fight Back (2021-05-06). FRSO in Twin Cities celebrates May Day. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Over 50 people came together May 2 to socialize and for a short program at a local park pavilion celebrating International Workers Day. The event came on the heels of a 1000-person May Day march in Minneapolis. | Jess Sundin started out the program for FRSO, stating, "The capitalist class does nothing to justify their power over us. They literally let half a million people die of COVID this year – one of the worst death rates in the world, despite the tremendous resources to prevent that. They wanted us to say 'thank you' for a few stimulus checks, while hospital CEOs laid off health care worker…

Staff (2021-05-06). Illegal sanctions serious obstacles to fight Covid-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Iran's Deputy Representative to UN Zahra Ershadi called illegal and illegitimate sanctions against developing countries a serious obstacle to the fight against the Coronavirus.

Staff (2021-05-06). Iran COVID-19 update: 18k infections, 338 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, 18,409 new COVID-19 infections have been detected across the country in the past 24 hours.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-06). Under mounting pressure, US agrees to support limited IP waiver for COVID-19 vaccine; others follow. peoplesdispatch.org Shortly after the US announced that it will support a limited TRIPS waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, the European Union announced that it was open to discussions. However, the approval of the proposal at the World Trade Organization might take longer…

Lance Johnson (2021-05-06). Ophthalmologists Now Ethically Obligated to Denounce COVID-19 Vaccines, as 20,000 New Eye Disorders Are Reported. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. In just a …

Brian Shilhavy (2021-05-06). CDC: 4,178 Americans Dead Following Experimental COVID Injections — Deaths from COVID Shots Now Equal 20 Years of Recorded Deaths Following Vaccines Since 2001. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The CDC has …

WSWS (2021-05-06). Families paint defiant Covid-19 memorial wall opposite UK Parliament. wsws.org Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused to meet with the Covid-19 Bereaved Families campaign.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Australia Reports 5 New Cases of Blood Clots After AstraZeneca Vaccine. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Australia has recorded five new cases of blood clots that developed in patients who were administered the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the country's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) said on Thursday, adding that the total reports of…

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Netizens Divided as Ivanka Trump Reveals She Received Second Shot of COVID Vaccine. sputniknews.com The eldest daughter of the former US president, Donald Trump, Ivanka, received her first coronavirus vaccine shot on 14 April. She did not elaborate on which vaccine she was given.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Tucker Carlson Claims 30 People Died Every Day After Getting COVID Vaccine. sputniknews.com The claim comes amid the US' vaccination rollout: almost 140 million people have received at least one shot, while around 95 million Americans are fully vaccinated.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). RSS-Affiliate Says India's Biggest Vaccine Maker's Move to Invest in UK 'Influenced' by Bill Gates. sputniknews.com Swadeshi Jagran Manch, an ideological ally of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is organising a massive nationwide protest against Bill Gates over his remarks that COVID vaccine patents shouldn't be shared with developing countries like India. The Microsoft co-founder is one of the biggest donors to the Gavi-COVAX programme.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Duterte Asks China to Take Back Sinopharm Vaccine After Taking Unapproved Jab. sputniknews.com On Monday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte took China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine.

Laura Jedeed (2021-05-06). The end of COVID could mean eviction. zcomm.org Over 10 Million People Could Become Homeless When Eviction Moratorium Ends…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). What to know about youth summer camps during COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection at youth summer camp. But what do those guidelines mean for families and children who look forward to the ritual of attending overnight or day summer camp?"There not one strategy that's going to completely eliminate risk. But using multiple …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Cared for in his own workplace for 121 days. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Robert Pintor works as a scheduling supervisor at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, so he was well aware of the impact of COVID-19 on the community. What he didn't expect was its impact on him and his family. This article is written by Mayo Clinic staff. When Robert Pintor picked up his wife's cough in November, they both …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). New CDC guidance for vaccinated adults. What does it mean? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced updated COVID-19 guidance for masking outdoors and for fully vaccinated people. For instance, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a protective mask outdoors, except in certain crowded settings and venues. "I completely agree with the updated CDC recommendations," says Dr. Abinash Virk, a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). Mayo Clinic researchers question effectiveness of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for solid organ transplant patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A small study from Mayo Clinic researchers raises the concern that some transplant patients may have a limited immune response after being vaccinated for COVID-19 with an mRNA vaccine. Their findings are published as a letter to the editor in the American Journal of Transplantation. The letter covers seven organ transplant recipients …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 vaccine confidence and the importance of that second dose. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While the number of people being vaccinated for COVID-19 is dropping, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other medical experts continue to strongly encourage people to get vaccinated for COVID-19. And that means that those who are being vaccinated with the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine should get their first and second doses …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). J&J COVID-19 vaccine pause ends. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Friday, April 23, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), an independent immunization advisory group for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, voted to resume distribution of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine after a 10-day pause to investigate reported cases of rare blood clotting events in recipients. The committee met twice …

Staff (2021-05-06). The Kids Are Not All Right: Concerns for Mental Health Mount as Schools Reopen. truthout.org Carla Rivera, a 12th grader at Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn, New York, is relieved to be back in school. "Being home was stressful," she says. "I was watching my 10-year-old brother and trying to keep him on track with his school work. Then, when my mom got home from work at 4: 00, I'd begin my assignments but they piled on top of each other and I felt like it was impossible to stay caught up." Thankfully, Rivera says, she is now on target to graduate in June and plans to study zoolo…

news.un (2021-05-06). UN launches key initiative to protect seafarers' human rights amid COVID-19 crisis. news.un.org Around 200,000 cargo ship crew members are stranded at sea, beyond the length of their contracts due to COVID-19 restrictions, placing a major strain on their physical and mental health. New UN guidelines were published on Thursday, aimed at helping the industry better protect human rights at sea, as new COVID variants threaten to further delay crew turnover.

_____ (2021-05-06). A Case of Graphical Correlations: Making Sense of India's COVID-19 Surge. strategic-culture.org By Mathew MAAVAK | India is currently witnessing a COVID-19 surge of unprecedented proportions, with an allegedly

Sarah Jaffe, C.M. Lewis (2021-05-06). Nurses Are Striking Across the Country Over Patient Safety. thenation.com Nurses Are Striking Across the Country Over Patient Safety…

Prof Anis Bajrektarevic (2021-05-06). Europe, Health And Holocaust: March 2020 — March 2021 — Analysis. eurasiareview.com For months, many argue that our Covid (C-19) response is a planetary fiasco, whose size is yet to surface with its mounting disproportionate and enduring secondary effects, causing tremendous socio-economic, political and psychosomatic contractions and convulsions. However, worse than our response is our silence about it. | It is an established fact that the quintessence of Nazism was not Hitler and the circle of darkness around him. It was rather a commonly shared 'banality of crime' atmosphere: Benevolent acceptance of ordinary village people living next to Auschwitz, Mauthausen, Dachau that the nation must…

Pip Hinman (2021-05-06). India's coronavirus apocalypse. greenleft.org.au As the daily death toll in India from COVID-19 reaches 3700 people, the headlines describing the situation there as an "apocalypse" are not wrong, writes Divya Garg.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-06). India's coronavirus apocalypse. greenleft.org.au As the daily death toll in India from COVID-19 reaches

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-06). Uber and Lyft drivers need the PRO Act's 'independent contractor' protections. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—The win by Uber and Lyft over their workers in a hotly contested—and expensive—California referendum last year, giving the firms absolute control over their drivers, shows the need for passing the PRO Act, says Greg Regan, president of the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department. Enacting it would bring those and other "independent contractor" workers under …

Staff (2021-05-06). This is how President Maduro Welcomed Steven Seagal in Miraflores. orinocotribune.com The famous US actor Steven Seagal visited President Nicolás Maduro at the Miraflores Palace this Tuesday, May 4, in a meeting full of symbolism about values such as international friendship, culture, cooperation, and fighting spirit. | For these reasons, the Venezuelan president thanked Seagal for his gesture. Seagal currently holds the position of special envoy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the country that also granted him citizenship. In addition, Seagal is a recognized master of martial arts, especially the discipline called Aikido. | The head of state expressed, through his Twitte…

Editor2 (2021-05-06). Colombian Campesino Leader: This is an Authoritarian Regime. orinocotribune.com We interviewed Ernesto Alexander Roa,

David Villamar (2021-05-06). Lessons, dangers and dilemmas for Correismo after Ecuador's election. mronline.org On April 11, the second round of Ecuador's presidential election saw the rightwing candidate Guillermo Lasso prevail by 52.4% to 47.6% over his left wing opponent Andres Arauz. | May 6, 2021 | Interview…

Lawrence Davidson (2021-05-06). On the Spectrum. counterpunch.org Those who pay attention to mental and emotional states, and their multitude of disquieting effects, recognize the notion of a spectrum. For instance, autism is not a one-size-fits-all condition. Some people who are diagnosed with autism function well, getting along in society, while others cannot successfully function without assistance. In other words, there is a

Alfred W. McCoy (2021-05-06). The True Meaning of the Afghan "Withdrawal" counterpunch.org Many of us have had a recurring nightmare. You know the one. In a fog between sleeping and waking, you're trying desperately to escape from something awful, some looming threat, but you feel paralyzed. Then, with great relief, you suddenly wake up, covered in sweat. The next night, or the next week, though, that same

G. Dunkel (2021-05-06). Chad: Resistance to the coup, opposition to France. workers.org Students protest in Chad. May 2 — U.S. and French imperialism have competing interests in how an ongoing crisis in Chad is resolved. They also share common interests in keeping imperialism dominant. The crisis flows from the death of Chad's president Idriss Déby in combat April 20 against the armed . . . |

John Wojcik (2021-05-06). Lawyers for killer cop Chauvin trying to overturn his guilty verdict. peoplesworld.org MINNEAPOLIS—Starting with social media posts and Fox News, racists have been going after a juror in the Derek Chauvin trial because that juror participated in the last annual march in Washington that was held to commemorate the historic March on Washington led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Although it does not look …

Zack Linly (2021-05-06). California School District Apologizes for Planning 'Support Circle for White Students' Amid Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict. theroot.com Have you ever come across a story that you know you're supposed to be upset and offended by, but it's just so damn hilarious that you forget to be disgusted?

David Rosen (2021-05-06). AT&T's "Harvesting" Scam. counterpunch.org If you live in California and still use legacy Plain Old Telephone Service ("POTS") from AT&T, you are likely getting ripped-off big time. And if you are an AT&T POTS customer anywhere in the U.S., you are also likely getting ripped-off.

Peter Gilbert (2021-05-06). Another police murder in North Carolina — Justice for Andrew Brown Jr.! workers.org In Elizabath City, N.C., friends and family paint Andrew Brown Jr.'s portrait on his house, where he was killed by state violence. Elizabeth City, N.C. May 1 — Seven deputies from the Pasquotank County Sheriff's Department killed unarmed Andrew Brown Jr. in his car next to his home here April . . . |

National Committee for Justice in Denver (2021-05-06). District Attorney drops all remaining Adams County charges against Denver anti-racist protest leaders. liberationnews.org On Thursday, May 6, the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office of Brian Mason moved to dismiss all remaining charges in his district against Lillian House, Joel Northam, Eliza Lucero, and Terrance Roberts…

Jessica Moulite (2021-05-06). Self-Care, Sleep and Sisterhood: Mommy Advocate Cynthia Simpson Shares Practical Takeaways About Motherhood. theroot.com When

Zach Farber (2021-05-06). Boat carrying migrants capsizes off the coast of San Diego, killing at least 4. liberationnews.org Featured image: A photo of the wreckage from May 2. Credit: City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Twitter (@SDFD) At least four people have died and over two dozen more hospitalized after a 40-foot vessel carrying approximately 30 migrants capsized off the coast of San Diego on the morning of May 2. The boat broke apart …

Michael Harriot (2021-05-06). We Found the Textbooks of Senators Who Oppose The 1619 Project and Suddenly Everything Makes Sense. theroot.com White people love critical race theories.

Jay Connor (2021-05-06). HBCU Hoops Phenom Makur Maker to Star in New Docuseries Big Man on Campus. thegrapevine.theroot.com Five-star basketball recruit Makur Maker made headlines last summer when he passed on offers from Kentucky, UCLA, and other powerhouse schools

Answer Coalition (2021-05-06). DA drops all remaining Adams Co. charges against Denver anti-racist protest leaders, but the struggle continues. answercoalition.org , On Thursday, May 6, the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office of Brian Mason moved to dismiss all remaining charges in his district against Lillian House, Joel Northam, Eliza Lucero, and Terrance Roberts, citing as his reason that he has "an ethical obligation to only proceed on charges [his] office can prove and to dismiss charges that [they] cannot prove." None of these four defendants, in an effort to have the charges dro…

Eds. (2021-05-06). Star Trek: Progressivism and corporatism don't mix (part 1). mronline.org The television series Star Trek has appeared in several iterations with a few handfuls of movies thrown in that have fired the imaginations of viewers of all ages for nigh 55 years. | May 6, 2021 | Newswire…

Steve Martinot (2021-05-06). Chauvin Lost, but the Murderers Won. counterpunch.org The verdict is in. The murderers have won. On April 20, a jury of 12 people managed to swim against the tide of white supremacy, and convict Derek Chauvin of murdering a black man. That's twelve votes for the party of human life. | But during the time of the trial, the party of murderers gained more votes than that. From the middle of March to the end of April, eight people of color, mostly African American, were killed by the police. They did this in teams, as if they were really serious about what they were doing.

Staff (2021-05-06). Striking Alabama coal miners are prepared for a long fight. therealnews.com Over 1,000 union coal miners at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, have been on strike since April 1. New TRNN contributor Kim Kelly gives an on-the-ground report breaking down what these workers are striking for and how the community is rallying behind them.

Tonja Renée Stidhum (2021-05-06). Did Theyyyy Do Thaaaat? Jaleel White Says He Didn't Initially Feel Welcomed on Family Matters Set. thegrapevine.theroot.com "

Prensa Latina (2021-05-06). Cuba begins days against homophobia and transphobia. mronline.org Cuba is celebrating from Tuesday to May 30 the 14th edition of the Conference against Homophobia and Transphobia, under the slogan 'All rights for all people.' | May 6, 2021 | Newswire…

Tonja Renée Stidhum (2021-05-06). L.A. City Attorney's Office Will Not File Charges Against Quavo or Saweetie in Connection With Elevator Incident: Report. thegrapevine.theroot.com We have some updates regarding the elevator incident involving rappers Quavo and Saweetie, which immediately went viral after footage was leaked shortly after their breakup was announced.

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. (2021-05-06). They Getting Real Reckless: White Colorado State Rep Calls Colleague 'Buckwheat'. theroot.com Maybe they've been watching reruns of old Rocky films or still reeling from the high of rushing into the Capitol on Jan. 6, but some Republicans are getting real reckless with their words, and one of the worst examples might be a Colorado state representative who referred to a colleague as "Buckwheat." |

Jake Johnson (2021-05-06). 300,000 Deported in Biden's First 100 Days. orinocotribune.com By Jake Johnson — Apr 29, 2021 | A rights group warns that the U.S. president is "well on track to repeat" Obama's failures. | Rights group United We Dream warned Tuesday that unless he takes immediate steps to improve his administration's treatment of immigrants, President Joe Biden is at serious risk of repeating the destructive failures of former President Barack Obama, who deported Despite Biden's characterization of Obama's mass deportations as a "

Alvaro Huerta (2021-05-06). Key Lessons for Success in Higher Education and Beyond. counterpunch.org As I reflect on my early undergraduate years at UCLA, where I entered as a first-generation math major from the notorious Ramon Gardens public housing project (or Big Hazard projects) in East Los Angeles, I'm still surprised (more like shocked!) that I graduated. While I excelled in mathematics, I wasn't prepared in reading and writing

Workers World Party (2021-05-06). PDF of May 9 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Justice for Andrew Brown Jr. Celebrating May Day 2021! No education austerity! Vaccine apartheid; Colonialism in space; Bash U.S., not China; 'Scientific' racism; Protest for MOVE children; Lucy Parsons, anti-capitalist; Editorial — Biden's military maneuvers. GLOBAL: Chad conflict; Ecuador election. Tear down the walls: Unbroken, indomitable spirits; . . . |

David Rovics (2021-05-06). Cancel Culture Conundrums. counterpunch.org Cancel culture is at a crossroads, seems to me. And I might as well be at the center of it. If I wasn't before, I appear to be now. But what is cancel culture? Isn't that a rightwing term used to excuse bigoted behavior and avoid accountability for said behavior? Yes, that's how the right

Staff (2021-05-06). "Nothing to Lose": Colombians Protest "Fascist Mafia Regime" Amid Deadly Police & Military Crackdown. democracynow.org At least 30 people in Colombia have been reportedly killed since a nationwide uprising erupted against the government of right-wing President Iván Duque. Protesters are vowing to remain in the streets amid a deadly crackdown by police and military officers. About 800 people have been injured and 87 people are missing in the midst of the demonstrations, which were initially sparked by a now-withdrawn tax reform proposal, but they have since expanded in scope. People in Colombia are also denouncing rampant police brutality and demanding broader social, economic and political reforms. At least 15 people were killed…

Staff (2021-05-06). Shoshana Zuboff: Facebook's Oversight Board Is Not Enough. The Government Has to Regulate Big Tech. democracynow.org Former President Donald Trump will continue to stay off Facebook after the company's Oversight Board ruled Wednesday that his ban was justified for creating "an environment where a serious risk of violence was possible." Trump was banned shortly after the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, which he helped foment by promoting baseless claims of election fraud. The Oversight Board also said Facebook should reassess its ban and make a final decision in six months. Shoshana Zuboff, professor emerita at Harvard Business School and author of the book "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism," says that Facebook's r…

CP Editor (2021-05-06). Nutshell Pt. 2Phife Dawg. counterpunch.org

Karen J. Greenberg (2021-05-06). Will Guantánamo Ever Be Shut Down? counterpunch.org The Guantánamo conundrum never seems to end. Twelve years ago, I had other expectations. I envisioned a writing project that I had no doubt would be part of my future: an account of Guantánamo's last 100 days. I expected to narrate in reverse, the episodes in a book I had just published, The Least Worst

Ralph Underhill (2021-05-06). Britain decides… to vote for whoever Murdoch tells them to. thecanary.co Image description | This cartoon depicts a mock front page of The Sun newspaper. Next to The Sun masthead is a box with the words "Boris Backer" and a cartoon illustration of Boris Johnson. Underneath that is a main headline that reads "Britain decides" and beneath that a smaller sub-headline that reads "to vote for whoever Murdoch tells them too". This is illustrated with a sign saying "polling station". To the left of this is a side bar with an illustration of a roll of wallpaper, a baby's dummy and a teddy bear. Beneath that it reads "Who cares? Who hasn't has their nanny paid for and house decorate by a To…

Staff (2021-05-06). Police and State Violence Have Secondary Impacts: Complex and Lasting Trauma. truthout.org These last weeks, months, years and decades we keep on adding names to the list — Adam Toledo, Daunte Wright, Ma'Khia Bryant, Ronald Johnson, Pierre Loury, Rekia Boyd, Nickolas Lee, Laquan McDonald, Archie Lee Chambers, Maurice Granton, Anthony Alvarez…. The list of victims of police murder seems never-ending. Then there is the list of police torture survivors — Gerald Reed, Stanley Howard, Tony Anderson, Darrell Fair, Sean Tyler, Kilroy Watkins, and on and on and on. Many of us…

Staff (2021-05-06). Justice Department Raises Concerns Over Cyber Ninjas' "Audit" of Arizona Ballots. truthout.org The Department of Justice's (DOJ) Civil Rights Division has expressed serious concerns over an audit of the 2020 election in Arizona's largest county, noting that the firm hired to conduct the review may be taking illegal actions. | In a letter written by Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Pamela Karlan, the DOJ worried that 2.1 million ballots from Maricopa County may be compromised due to the lack of security at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum where the audit is taking plac…

Staff (2021-05-06). Military Industrial Complex Exerts Powerful Influence on Biden's Foreign Policy. truthout.org Given how progressive many of the initial Biden administration domestic policy actions have been, its Many commentators have pointed out that Biden's foreign policy…

Staff (2021-05-06). Florida's DeSantis Bars All Media Except Fox at Voter Suppression Bill Signing. truthout.org Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law on Thursday imposing new restrictions on voting, such as making it harder to vote by mail and criminalizing the handing out of food and water to people in voting lines. | The governor made the signing of the bill, which would affect millions of voters in his state, a "Fox exclusive,"

Staff (2021-05-06). Facebook's Oversight Board Isn't Enough. The Government Must Regulate Big Tech. truthout.org Former President Donald Trump will continue to stay off Facebook after the company's oversight board ruled Wednesday that his ban was justified for creating "an environment where a serious risk of violence was possible." Trump was banned shortly after the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, which he helped foment by promoting baseless claims of election fraud. The oversight board also said Facebook should reassess its ban and make a final decision in six months. Shoshana Zuboff, professor…

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-06). Boris Johnson's Lies Don't Harm Him Because the UK's Political System is More Corrupt Than He Is. counterpunch.org Britain's corporate media are suddenly awash with stories wondering whether, or to what extent, the UK's prime minister is dishonest. Predictably in the midst of this, the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg is still doing her determined best to act as media bodyguard to Boris Johnson. In a lengthy article on the BBC's website over the weekend, she presents a series

A Guest Author (2021-05-06). The police murder of Andrew Brown — a BWFJ statement. workers.org The following statement was issued on April 30 by Black Workers for Justice, an organization of Black workers founded in 1981 to build the African American workers' movement as a central force in the struggle for Black Liberation and Worker's Power. For more, go to Blackworkersforjustice.com, Bwfj@earthlink.net or write to . . . |

A Guest Author (2021-05-06). The police killing of Andrew Brown — a BWFJ statement. workers.org The following statement was issued on April 30 by Black Workers for Justice, an organization of Black workers founded in 1981 to build the African American workers' movement as a central force in the struggle for Black Liberation and Worker's Power. For more, go to Blackworkersforjustice.com, Bwfj@earthlink.net or write to . . . |

Bella Morais (2021-05-06). PageTurners: May I Interest You in Some New Releases?>. theroot.com The more things seem to change, the more they stay the same. Walter Dean Myers first published Monster in 1999; over twenty years later, the profound themes centered around the criminality of Black boyhood and coping with trauma continue to plague young Black men across the country. The story follows Steve Harmon, a…

Prensa Latina (2021-05-06). Fallece destacado intelectual chileno Humberto Maturana. peoplesworld.org SANTIAGO DE CHILE (Prensa Latina) El destacado biólogo y filósofo Humberto Maturana, considerado uno de los referentes intelectuales más destacados de Chile, falleció el 6 de mayo a los 92 años, informaron fuentes cercanas a su familia. Académico de la Universidad de Chile, desarrolló estudios en la University College de Londres, la Universidad de Harvard, …

Global Research News (2021-05-06). Selected Articles: Biden Administration Envisages Using Private Firms to Spy on Americans Via their Online Social Media Activity. globalresearch.ca By The Biden administration is reportedly interested in contracting with private firms to collect information on Americans supp…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-06). A Light Slap: Honeywell Fined For Sharing F-35, Other Secrets To China. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 5th, the US State Department The settlement is over allegations it exported technical drawings of parts for the F-35 fighters and other weapons platforms to China, Taiwan, Canada and Ireland, according to the Bureau of Politic…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-06). Israeli Military Threatens Syrian Soldiers In Leaflets Dropped After Recent Strikes On al-Quneitra. southfront.org An old military vehicle can be seen positioned near the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights. IMAGE: AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS | The Israeli military has warned Syrian service members in al-Quneitra against collaborating with Lebanon's Hezbollah in leaflets dropped on May 6 morning. | According to local sources, the leaflets were dropped following a series of

Anonymous007 (2021-05-06). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On May 6, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Vodyane and Opytne shelled residential areas in Veseloe with 120-mm and 82-mm artillery | 2. UAF in Dzerzhinsk and Shumy shelled DPR forces shelled the Gagarin mine and the 6/7 mine with 120-mm artillery | 3. UAF in Novomikhailovka shelled DPR forces in Luhanske with 120-mm artillery | 4. UAF in Mariupol shelled DPR forces in Zaichenko with grenade launchers | 5. DPR forces in Donetsk targeted UAF positions in Vodyane and Opytne with grenade launchers | 6…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-06). Military Situation In Yemen On May 6, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 121 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On May 5, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 5 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 5, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 5, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Hazm area | On May 6, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued in the e…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-06). Egypt To Buy Aerial Refueling Aircraft, Spy Satellite From France — Report. southfront.org Airbus A330 MRTT, Paris-Orly Airport, 4 July 2019, By Olivier CABARET, Source: flickr.com/photos/48518396@N08/48196569261/ | Egypt may soon announce a new deal with France which would include the purchase of aerial refueling aircraft and a spy satellite, According to the French ou…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-06). Syria's Assad Received Message On Bilateral Relations, War Against Terrorism From Iraqi Prime Minister. southfront.org President Bashar al-Assad with PMU head Faleh al-Fayyad. Source: the Syrian Presidency Office. | On May 6, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad received a message from Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, conveyed by Faleh al-Fayyad, Head of the Popular Mobilization Units. | According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, the message touched on bilateral relations, issues of mutual concern, and recent developments on the political and security levels, especially the war on terrorism."During the meeting, the two…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-06). ISIS Claimed Responsibility For Recent Attack On Iraqi Oil Field (Videos, Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | ISIS have claimed responsibility for a recent During the daring attack, which took place early on May 5, ISIS terrorists blew up two oil wells in the field. The terrorists also killed an Iraqi policeman and injured at least three others. However, no serious material losses were repo…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-06). Taliban Captures Shahr-e Kohna In Afghanistan's Baghlan As Government Forces Retreat. southfront.org Taliban fighters during a military exercise before "Operation al-Khandagh" | The Shahr-e Kohna region of Baghlan-e Markazi district in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan has fallen to the Taliban, the Ariana News reported on May 6. | Local officials told the outlet that Taliban militants captured the region without facing any real resistance from Afghan government forces, which quickly retreated. | Mohammad Safdar Mohseni, head of Baghlan provincial council, told Ariana News that at least 60 soldiers, equipped with…

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Anonymous669 (2021-05-06). Israeli Combat Helicopters Attacked Syrian Army Posts Along Separation Line In Al-Quneitra. southfront.org Israeli Air Force Squadron 190 AH-64A Peten, 27 June 2013, Taken by Oren Rozen, Via Wikimedia. | Early on May 6, Israeli combat helicopters attacked posts of the Syrian Arab Army in the northern countryside of al-Quneitra. | Local sources said several military posts located in the vicinity of the town of Jubata al-Khashab were hit. The town is located on the separation of forces line, a few hundreds of meters away from Israeli military positions in the occupied Golan Heights. | The Syrian Arab News Agency said that an "Israel…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-06). Central Syria: 15 Fighters Of Palestinian-led Force Killed, Or Injured In New ISIS Attack. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On May 5, at least 15 fighters of the Palestinian pro-government al-Quds Brigade were killed or injure as a result of an attack by ISIS cells in central Syria. | According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the attack took place in the outskirts of the town of al-Sukhnah in the eastern countryside of Homs."Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of three members of the Palestinian al-Quds Brigade and the injury of 12 others in an attack by ISIS cells when members of the al-Quds Br…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-06). Defender-Europe Begins In Estonia, NATO Surprised Russia Has Forces Along Its Own Border. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 5th, the Defender Europe series of exercises began at the Central Range of the Estonian Defense Forces. | It included live firing of multiple launch rocket systems, and in the evening of May 6th American paratroopers will land at Nurmsi airfield, the press service of the Estonian Defense Forces said. | Defender Europe is the largest US Army exercise series in Europe in 25 years. The maneuvers cover 16 countries. In Estonia, defending the country in times of crisis will be practiced thro…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-06). Military Situation In Afghanistan On May 6, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 5, Taliban claimed to have captured the district of Burkah in Baghlan | Two Army bases with 60 soldiers and their weapons, and ammunitions surrendered to Taliban in central Baghlan, according to the Baghlan Provincial Council Chief Safdar Mohseni | On May 5, Taliban reportedly took control over Dahla Dam | On May 5, Afghan security forces arrested 3 alleged ISIS operatives in Jalalabad | On May 4, US warplanes attacked Kajaki and Nehre Siraj areas in Helmand p…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-06). Russia To Test RS-28 Sarmat ICBM Three Times In 2021, British Media Goes Off The Rails. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In 2021, Russia is to carry out three test launches of its RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)."Three launches of the Sarmat ICBM will be carried out as part of flight development tests in 2021," several unnamed TASS "The first launch of the Sarmat ICBM within the framework of flight development tests will be carried out tentatively in the third quarter of 2021, a field at the Kura testing range on Kamchatka wil…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-06). Military Situation In Syria On May 6, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 6, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 38 times: 20 — in Idlib province, 8 — in Latakia province, 6 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On May 5, the artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled YPG positions near Mennagh Airbase | On May 5, Israel helicopters attacked SAA positions in the Jubata al-Khashab | On May 5, a SDF member was killed in Dhiban area by unknown gunmen | On May 5, two…

Markela Panegyres (2021-05-06). Al Nakba: End Israeli apartheid. greenleft.org.au Ali Abunimah argues that despite growing recognition that Israel is an apartheid regime, Europe and the United States continue to facilitate the persecution of Palestinians.

Toward increasing Networking (2021-05-06). Online events w/ Naomi Klein, Varoufakis, adrienne maree brown, Vandana Shiva & others. indybay.org Here are some 20 online events taking place over the next 5 days (and starting tomorrow, May 4, at 10 am), featuring people such as Yanis Varoufakis, Naomi Klein, Dean Spade, adrienne maree brown, Vandana Shiva, and Charles Eisenstein, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

William Donohue (2021-05-06). Biden's Border Problem Is Exploding — OpEd. eurasiareview.com President Biden is getting high marks for his overall performance, but if there is one issue that is dogging him, it is the crisis at the border. He even refuses to call it a crisis. Indeed, neither he nor his border-in-chief vice president has shown any interest in visiting the border. | Two new surveys spell disaster for the president on this subject. The Pew Research Center poll found that almost 7 in 10 Americans say Biden is doing a bad job dealing with the increasing number of migrants who are crashing our border. Most want more staffing and resources made available to handle the throngs of people, often…

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-05-06). Venezuelan Parliament Appoints New Electoral Authorities with Two Opposition Members. venezuelanalysis.com The new CNE was the product of behind-the-scenes dialogue between the Maduro government and moderate opposition sectors.

_____ (2021-05-06). Venezuela Reiterates Its Commitment To Human Rights And Justice. popularresistance.org Mexico City, Mexico – The Venezuelan Attorney General's Office submitted an updated report to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 30 detailing its efforts to address alleged human rights abuses by state officials. | In September 2018, Venezuela's right-wing opposition, with support from the US and a handful of allied countries, filed a suit before the ICC accusing the Nicolás Maduro government of being responsible for "crimes against humanity" during violent anti-government protests in 2017. | Attorney General Tarek William Saab said his office had engaged in "meticulous" work to defend human rights.

Jason Ditz (2021-05-06). Taliban Seize Parts of North Afghanistan District. news.antiwar.com With fighting raging across Afghanistan, the Taliban has made a rare run at the Burka District of Baghlan Province in the far north. Some officials

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Sweden Sentences Man Who Fought Daesh for War Crimes for Posing With Mutilated Enemy Corpses. sputniknews.com By contrast, Sweden, one of Europe's leading jihadi exporters per capita, has been notoriously lax about holding Daesh* returnees accountable for crimes committed. Charges are seldom pressed due to the heavy burden of proof.

Max Brookman-Byrne (2021-05-06). The Overseas Operations Act, Drone Strikes, and the Presumption of Lawfulness. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The

_____ (2021-05-06). Diane Wilson In Hunger Strike To Protect Matagorda Bay. popularresistance.org Legendary environmenal activist Diane Wilson has been called "an unreasonable woman." | As a shrimper, Diane learned firsthand about tremendous pollution damaging the waters near her hometown of Port Lavaca and fought to defend the Bay from Formosa and Alcoa, major chemical companies. In 2019, Diane was plaintiff to a court case brought against Formosa on account of the shocking amount of plastic pollution — called nurdles — that Diane found littered around the Bay. That case resulted in a $50 million settlement against the company that is being used for environmental projects. | Now, as of May 5th, D…

Editor2 (2021-05-06). African Human Rights Vs. Western Human Rights. orinocotribune.com By Thomas C Mountain — May 4, 2021 | If you ask those of us living in the Africa, almost all of us will tell you that the "human rights" that matter most are those that are basic to the right to life; food, water, shelter, medical care and education for your children. | If you and you family are cold, hungry, sick and illiterate do you think "freedom of the press" has any connection to your daily reality? | If you children are dying of water borne dysentry or malaria exacerbated by malnutrition do "free and fair elections" matter at all to you? | In the west "human rights" exist in an upside down reality whe…

WSWS (2021-05-06). In response to the Bailey—Roth controversy: New York Times columnist condemns biography's "Man Problem" wsws.org The article was provoked by the recent controversy surrounding the decision by publisher W.W. Norton, in response to unsubstantiated allegations of sexual misconduct, to remove Blake Bailey's biography of novelist Philip Roth from print, essentially to "pulp" the book.

Alfred W. McCoy (2021-05-06). The true meaning of the Afghan "withdrawal" nationofchange.org Will the nightmare of Saigon's fall return in Kabul?>

Sharon Kelly (2021-05-06). New lawsuit challenges 'fast-track' permits used for oil and gas pipelines nationwide. nationofchange.org For nearly a decade, pipeline companies have relied on the contested Nationwide Permit 12 when their projects cross waterbodies in the U.S.

Editor2 (2021-05-06). 80 Groups Blast US for Interfering with Mexico's Plan to Ban Glyphosate and GMO Corn. orinocotribune.com As Mexico prepares to phase out glyphosate and GMO corn crops, a coalition of agriculture, consumer, environmental, public health and worker groups called on key U.S. officials to "refrain from interfering with [Mexico's] right to enact health-protective policies." | A coalition of 80 U.S. agricultural, consumer, environmental, public health, and worker groups sent a letter April 29, to key figures in the Biden administration calling for them to "respect Mexico's sovereignty and refrain from interfering with its right to enact health-protective policies" — specifically, the phaseout of the herbicide glyphos…

John Scales Avery (2021-05-06). 67 Years in the Peace Movement: John Scales Avery. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. I would like …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-06). Palestinian boy killed during Israeli raids in the Occupied Territories and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the killing of a Palestinian boy in a raid by Israeli forces, protests against femicides in Puerto Rico, and more…

splcenter (2021-05-06). New SPLC Poll: Two-thirds of voters support passage of 'For the People Act'. splcenter.org &nbsp…

WSWS (2021-05-06). Right-wing parties carry Madrid region as Podemos suffers election debacle. wsws.org The vote is not an endorsement of the line of the far right, but a devastating exposure of the political implications of Podemos's "herd immunity" policy.

_____ (2021-05-06). Colombia's National Strike: An On-the-Ground Report. popularresistance.org Colombia's national strike — or paro (stoppage) as it is called locally — began on April 28 with enormous protests and on May 5 entered its eighth day, with another round of mass protests around the country. Truck drivers and rural communities have joined in, paralyzing entire swathes of the country. | What provoked these protests was yet another tax reform from the extreme right-wing government of Iván Duque, the third of his government. As the Colombian economist Libardo Sarmiento Anzola wrote in Le Monde Diplomatique: | The three tax reforms of the Duque administration (2018—2022) have one co…

Staff (2021-05-06). Venezuela Inaugurates CNE Board: Meet the New Authorities. orinocotribune.com At noon on Wednesday, May 5, the new board of directors of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE) was installed, in a session in which they assigned the responsibilities that each rector will assume. | Rector Pedro Enrique Calzadilla Pérez reported that during the meeting held by the new electoral authorities, they decided who will be responsible for the various tasks within the CNE. | "We are the result of an agreement. This governing body is the result of a historic national agreement of the country's political [and[ social forces, to redirect Venezuela to political stability in adherence with the dynamic…

Matt Sedlar (2021-05-06). Biden Proposes Progress, Republicans Scream "Socialism" cepr.net Bozeman (MT) Daily Chronicle Newsbug.info See article on original site Almost 70 years ago, President Eisenhower pushed bipartisan legislation that created the interstate highway system. Earlier leaders made universal access to education, starting with kindergarten and running through high school, standard throughout the United States. The Republican Party of today would have one word for …

WSWS (2021-05-06). DNA evidence exonerates Ledell Lee, four years after his execution by lethal injection in Arkansas. wsws.org Evidence from the scene of the 1993 murder of Debra Reese—that was never tested with modern technology—has exonerated Lee, who was wrongfully executed by lethal injection for the crime in 2017.

_____ (2021-05-06). Shareholders Demand Dominion Energy Clean Up Its Reporting. popularresistance.org Shareholders have submitted a resolution calling on Dominion Energy to fully disclose its lobbying efforts. The resolution will be voted on Wednesday morning at Dominion's annual meeting. When Dominion released a statement encouraging shareholders to oppose the resolution, the shareholders responded with a 12 page memo explaining why they should vote yes on Item #4 Dominion's Report on Lobbying. | The memo includes a deep dive into Dominion's involvement with organizations associated with fraud, corruption and the recent rally before the insurrection attempt on January 6 at the US Capitol Building. From the memo:…

Colonel Ann Wright (2021-05-06). "We Are Sailing for a Nuclear-free World and a Peaceful, Sustainable Future." globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. After 21 months …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-06). Protests erupt against decision to reinstate Atlanta police officer who killed Rayshard Brooks. peoplesdispatch.org Dozens of Black Lives Matter activists gathered outside the City Hall of Atlanta on May 5 to protest the decision to reinstate Garrett Rolfe to the Atlanta Police Department. Rolfe was earlier terminated from his job for the murder of Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old black man.

WSWS (2021-05-06). Howard University students and educators protest elimination of classical studies department. wsws.org The attack on classical studies is part of a broader assault on the humanities, art and culture in American society.

Carlos Arellán (2021-05-06). The Striking Silence of OAS' Luis Almagro on Colombia's Human Rights Crisis. orinocotribune.com While there are plenty of reasons to be aware of what is happening in Colombia, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro , looks the other way. | As of noon this Tuesday, May 5, the Uruguayan head of OAS had not said a word about the human rights crisis in Colombia, nor has he expressed any crisis of conscience regarding the police repression and human rights abuses, which according to the National Strike Committee, had killed 27 people by May 2. | Instead of following events that should concern him, due to his high position in the regional organization, Almagro met via vid…

_____ (2021-05-06). Gabriel García Márquez And Magical Internationalism. popularresistance.org Sometimes what is obvious hides what is important. Gabriel García Márquez is best known as the craftsman par excellence of the genre 'magical realism', rather than his profound passion for the profession of journalism that led him to traverse—with the eagerness of a chronicler and a vallenato rhythm in his step—countless cafes, newsrooms, and continents. | Gabo, or Gabito, as he was known to his friends in Aracataca, a town camouflaged among the banana plantations of Colombia's Caribbean coast, produced a journalism that few recognize, journalism militantly committed to a national and global context.

Juanita Ramos Ardila (2021-05-06). Colombia's Violent and Sleepless Nights. latinorebels.com Data from Temblores ONG, an organization that has been receiving reports directly from citizens, says that as of May 5, 37 people have died due to police violence.

Ken Klippenstein (2021-05-06). DOJ Threatened MIT Researchers with Subpoena in Collaboration with Bolivian Coup Regime. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. A justice department …

WSWS (2021-05-06). Australian defence minister launches "frank discussion" on war against China. wsws.org Dutton's remarks betray concerns in ruling circles about the widespread anti-war sentiment in Australia, which was intensified by the 2003 Iraq invasion.

Prof. Akbar E. Torbat (2021-05-06). Iran Is Falling into the Nuclear Deal Trap, Déjà Vu. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The nuclear deal …

Eurostat (2021-05-06). Where Does EU Waste Go? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. In 2020,

Tom Engelhardt (2021-05-06). Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, How Washington Lost the Ultimate Drug War. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Shouldn't we be amazed? After all, for almost 20 years, the U.S. military has been supporting, equipping, training, and building up the Afghan military to the tune of more than $70 billion. The result: a corrupt mess of …

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-05-06). Holocaust Survivor Vera Sharav: The Nuremberg Code, "Stop the Master Plan Eugenics!" globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The "Neue Rheinische …

_____ (2021-05-06). Haitian Farmers Fight Dictatorship. popularresistance.org Breakthrough News was on the ground in Haiti for eight days covering the popular uprising sweeping that country. Our BT News team went to Haiti's agricultural heartland to detail the struggles of small and cooperative farmers against land grabs. Hear directly from the voices of those fighting displacement, destructive mining and agribusiness about their struggles and visions for a better future. As well as its connection to the ongoing struggle against Haiti's dictatorial ruler Jovenel MoàØse and his backer in the US government.

Sarah Lahm (2021-05-06). Midwest Dispatch: Universal Preschool and Community College Now! progressive.org Rather than invest in families and public education, Minnesota and most other states have made education at all levels an expensive, exclusive proposition.

Staff (2021-05-06). Cuba grateful for intellectuals' position denouncing the blockade. en.cubadebate.cu Party First Secretary and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel tweeted his thanks to the In Defense of Humanity Network for its message demanding an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba. "Thanks to intellectuals of the entire world who add prestige with their signatures to our long, determined struggle against the blockade. The redh, founded during other threatening days for Cuba, understands very well the seriousness of the siege the empire has imposed on us."

WSWS (2021-05-06). Support grows among Volvo, Mack Truck workers for joint fight against UAW-backed concessions. wsws.org Workers at Volvo NRV should begin organizing immediately, expanding the Volvo Workers Rank-and-File Committee and campaigning across shifts and tiers to build momentum for an overwhelming "no" vote.

WSWS (2021-05-06). Australian university casuals group tries to divide workers and promote trade unions. wsws.org A CUPUW "summit" attempted to create a rift between casual and permanent university workers, and seek posts within the National Tertiary Education Union.

Staff (2021-05-06). Cuba migrating to open source platforms. en.cubadebate.cu The use of open source platforms and Cuban software will strengthen our industry, technological sovereignty, and information security. The technical migration toward open source platforms and the consistent use of nationally produced software and applications in the country is not only a change needed to strengthen the Cuban industry, but is also key to strengthening our technological sovereignty and information security.

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-05-06). The Clean Transit for America Plan unveiled to Senate. nationofchange.org "Too many buses spew dirty diesel. That hurts the workers, that hurts the commuters, that hurts everyone."

Mitty Owens (2021-05-06). Impact Investing: a Ruse or a Means to Reducing Inequality? counterpunch.org As an African-American, 30-year veteran of community development and social justice struggle, my entry a few years ago into the "space" of financial dealings — even among socially responsible-oriented folks — was quite an adjustment. Pretty white; much more corporate feeling; driven by numbers (i.e. financial "performance" and "returns," albeit with an eye towards "doing

WSWS (2021-05-06). Arrest of Wisconsin National Guardsmen marks fourth currently enlisted soldier charged in January 6 attack on Capitol. wsws.org The outsized role of current and former police and military members in the attempted fascist coup points to the crucial role of the state in facilitating the siege of Congress…

Staff (2021-05-06). One Year after Defeat of Operation Gideon, Heroism of Chuao's Militia Recognized. orinocotribune.com Governor of Aragua, Rodolfo Marco Torres, presented decorations to militia and police officers of Chuao, who a year ago took the lead in capturing a group of mercenaries on the coast of Aragua. The mercenaries were embarked on a terrorist plot—Operation Gideon—launched from Colombia and promoted by the US government, with the goal of destroying critical infrastructure and kidnapping or assassinating the president of Venezuela. | The group of citizens and policemen were recognized by the people as the "warriors of Chuao," and awarded the Order of Santiago Mariño in recognition of their bravery and effe…

Fight Back (2021-05-06). FRSO online fundraising party May 7 – you're invited! fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN — A major online fundraising event, featuring FRSO Political Secretary Steff Yorek and Frank Chapman, a leader of the Black Liberation movement and a member of the Central Committee of FRSO, is set for the evening of May 7. To attend, go to Those attending the event will be able to meet and talk with many of the leaders of FRSO. | Mick Kelly, the editor of Fight Back! and a part of FRSO's national leadership states, "We have set the goal of raising $100,000 to open a national office, and we are well on the way to achieving t…

_____ (2021-05-06). Whistleblower Groups Push Congress For Stronger Whistleblower Protections In AML Act. popularresistance.org On April 30, nonprofit organization the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) sent a letter to members of Congress advocating for stronger whistleblower provisions in the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Act of 2020. The letter is cosigned by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund, Public Citizen, Government Accountability Project, Project On Government Oversight, Whistleblowers of America, and ACORN 8. | "The essence of money laundering is to hide the source of ill-gotten wealth," the letter states. "Without insider information, this multi-trillion dollar highly corrupt international business canno…

Sandipan Talukdar (2021-05-06). Stone structures found in Saudi Arabia predate Pyramids and Stonehenge. peoplesdispatch.org These structures named mustatil, the Arabic word for rectangle, are more than 7,000 years old. Over 1000 mustatil structures exist in an area of 200,000 square kilometers…

Andrew Emett (2021-05-06). 2 Denver police officers suspended for use of force during George Floyd protests. nationofchange.org "Once I dispersed the fogger, the female immediately put her window up and put her head down to read her phone. I realized that I made a mistake and walked away from the female and her car."

Andy Kroll (2021-05-06). The True Meaning of the Afghan "Withdrawal" tomdispatch.com Many of us have had a recurring nightmare. You know the one. In a fog between sleeping and waking, you're trying desperately to escape from something awful, some looming threat, but you feel paralyzed. Then, with great relief, you suddenly wake up, covered in sweat. The next night, or the next week, though, that same dream returns. For politicians of Joe Biden's generation that recurring nightmare was Saigon, 1975. Communist tanks ripping through the streets as friendly forces flee. Thousands of terrified Vietnamese allies pounding at the U.S. Embassy's gates. Helicopters plucking Americans and Vietnamese from ro…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-06). As NATO summit approaches: will Biden keep U.S. nuclear weapons in Turkey? antibellum679354512.wordpress.com As NATO summit approaches: will Biden keep U.S. nuclear weapons in Turkey?Rick Rozoff A piece was published in Turkey's Hàºrriyet on May 5 by its editor-in-chief Sedat Ergin analyzing the prospects of the Biden administration removing American nuclear bombs from Turkey. It has been estimated that the Pentagon maintains 50 B61 tactical nuclear weapons at …

WSWS (2021-05-06). The sentencing of former UAW President Dennis Williams and the case for rank-and-file committees. wsws.org The rise and fall of the former United Auto Workers president makes it clear the problem is not a few "bad apples," but the entire organization.

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-05-06). Instability in Somalia Continues Despite Years of Western Interventions. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. A decades-long effort …

Rann Miller (2021-05-06). Public Service or Protests for Black Lives? progressive.org We must use all of the tools we have to achieve racial justice and end police brutality.

R. J. Eskow (2021-05-06). The Apocalypse Must be Near. I Agree with Henry Kissinger — About Cold War with China. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The end must …

Pamela Carslake (2021-05-06). Africa-China Relations: Analysing the World in Africa and the Challenges of Development. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The Afro-Sino Centre …

WSWS (2021-05-06). US construction companies face high penalties for serious federal workplace safety violations. wsws.org The US Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued fines of the highest amounts to construction companies and contractors for the first quarter of 2021, including for violations that resulted in three fatal injuries involving aerial lifts.

WSWS (2021-05-06). Lockout of hundreds of oil workers continues in Beaumont, Texas. wsws.org Workers were escorted off their jobs after the USW union agreed to an "orderly transfer" with management.

Staff (2021-05-06). French Annecy Film Fest to host "The Dragon's Treasure" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Directed by Ashkan Rahgozar, Iranian animation "The Dragon's Treasure" has made it to the Annecy International Film Festival.

Staff (2021-05-06). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 6. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Thursday, May 6.

Staff (2021-05-06). Moscow says US military presence in Syria "illegal" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — The US military presence in Syria is illegal, hence, Washington has no right to criticize Russia, which is acting in that country legitimately at the invitation of the Syrian authorities, the Russian embassy in the US said.

Staff (2021-05-06). Iran calls on Muslims to keep flame of Resistance burning. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the occasion of the International Quds Day which is marked on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan.

Staff (2021-05-06). Denmark holding secret talks on asylum camps in Africa. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — The Danish government is holding negotiations with countries in Africa about potentially opening a camp for asylum seekers on foreign soil, the newspaper Jyllands-Posten reported.

Staff (2021-05-06). Bubble of Zionists' national security burst: Gen. Salami. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Emphasizing that the bubble of the Zionists national security has burst, the Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said that currently, the Zionists are in a state of internal decline.

Staff (2021-05-06). West asking for destruction of Iran's advanced centrifuges. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Western countries have asked for the destruction of Iran's advanced centrifuges, however, Tehran is not going to accept such a demand, Press TV reports.

Staff (2021-05-06). Araghchi, Grossi to hold meeting tonight. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Tonight, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbass Araghchi will meet with the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Grossi in Vienna.

Staff (2021-05-06). Zionist regime a base for destabilization of West Asia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — A Canada-based analyst says the Zionist regime has been stationed in the West Asian region to create instability.

Staff (2021-05-06). VIDEO: Bakhtegan Lake hosting migratory birds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — These days Bakhtegan Lake is hosting the last breeding colony of flamingos and other migratory birds.

Staff (2021-05-06). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

Staff (2021-05-06). Third "Night of Qadr" observed in Imam Ali Officers' Academy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — The ceremony of 23th night of the holy month of Ramadan was held in Imam Ali Officers' Academy by fully observing anti-coronavirus and social-distancing protocols.

Staff (2021-05-06). Moscow to respond to any new western sanctions: Lavrov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Commenting on EU threats to impose new sanctions against Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Brussels is obsessed with impunity and that this is a road to nowhere.

Staff (2021-05-06). Iran proudly standing with Palestinian people: FM Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister says Iran has proudly stood with Palestinian people who resist the brutality of an apartheid regime.

mgrochowski (2021-05-06). Building a Mass Working Class Organization. dsausa.org Why build a mass organization and what will it take? This training includes historical context, discussions, and breakouts to explore the idea of building a mass organization, and why DSA is committed to becoming a mass working class organization.

alexander (2021-05-06). Shaming Chevron to Help Myanmar. dsausa.org No one supports general sanctions that would injure the people of Burma, but a campaign to deprive the military machine of the revenues it needs to continue the war against its own people could have an impact.

Megan Redshaw (2021-05-06). Pfizer Vaccine May Cause Heart Inflammation in People Under 30, Leaked Study Suggests. globalresearch.ca Details leaked from an Israeli Health Ministry report have raised concerns …

DXE (2021-05-06). Sunday 5/23: °May Vegan Popup! indybay.org unity park | 16th & Ohio Richmond, CA 94804…

WorkWeek (2021-05-06). May Day 2021 ILWU With Angela Davis In SF & AFL-CIO Gebre On Systemic Racism. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the San Francisco May Day march, the death of UFWA founder Al Rojas and the working class struggle in Argentina…

DXE (2021-05-06). Thursday 5/27: Three Days for No More Factory Farms. indybay.org 7640 Tobia Way, Fair Oaks, CA…

Revolution Books (2021-05-06). Sunday 5/16: Giant Book Sale to Benefit the Revolution Tour. indybay.org Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley CA 94704…

Pivotal (2021-05-06). Tuesday 5/25: Choosing Peace with Shalita O'Neale and Pivotal. indybay.org Virtual Event…

Zachary Conti (2021-05-06). US Supports Removal of Vaccine Trade Barrier. indybay.org As developing countries struggle to access vaccines, the US announced support to eliminate trade barriers on vaccine access.

DXE (2021-05-06). Sunday 5/30: Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Day. indybay.org 2785 Franklin Canyon Rd, Martinez…

sputniknews (2021-05-06). United by Golden Colour: Adorable Retriever Befriends Baby Duck. sputniknews.com There are virtually no living beings that a golden retriever cannot be friends with, because these charming canines are well-known for their amiability and cheerful disposition.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Car Owner Returns to His Vehicle to Discover Dashboard Occupied by Newborn Spiders. sputniknews.com People who suffer from arachnophobia may find this video very difficult to watch…

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Dems Trying to Cow Conservatives Via Chauvin's Show Trial & FBI Raid on Giuliani, Ex-Official Says. sputniknews.com The Democratic Party is attacking its political opponents on all fronts and becoming a threat to the legal and constitutional protections of Americans, says Dr. Paul Roberts, a US economist and former Reagan administration official.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Facebook Oversight Board's Decision on Trump Ban Stirs Bipartisan Outcry in Washington. sputniknews.com Facebook's independent Oversight Board earlier upheld its move on 7 January to restrict then-President Donald Trump's account in the aftermath of the 6 January Capitol riot, according to a statement issued on Wednesday. However, it urged the social media giant to review its indefinite suspension decision and work out a "proportionate response."

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Meghan McCain Calls GOP Trump Supporters 'Sausage Fest', Warns of Consequences if Liz Cheney Removed. sputniknews.com Republicans will reportedly be deciding on ousting Cheney from…

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Continuing to Blame Big Tech for 2016 Loss, Clinton Demands 'Global Reckoning With Disinformation'. sputniknews.com The former first lady and senator from New York blew two chances at the presidency, the first time in 2008, when Barack Obama was nominated as the candidate from her party, and then in 2016, when first-time candidate and billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump threw his "Make America Great Again" hat into the race.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Liechtenstein Prince Suspected of Killing Romania's 'Largest' Bear. sputniknews.com With the brown bear being regarded as a protected species under the EU's habitat directive, bear hunting in Romania has been banned since 2016.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Graphic Video: Peloton Issues Voluntary Recall for Treadmills Linked to Child Injury, Death. sputniknews.com The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (SPSC) issued a memo in April urging individuals with kids and pets to stop using the Peloton's Tread+ treadmill. The safety commission's warning cited dozens of incidents in which children were injured – or in one case, killed – by the machine.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Germany's Maas Urges Sides in 'Fragile' Libyan Peace Process to Stick to Their Commitments. sputniknews.com BERLIN (Sputnik) – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Thursday urged the participants of the Libyan peace process to stay within the 2020 Berlin summit framework and fulfill their commitments, noting that the situation in the country remains precarious.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Violent Anti-Government Protests in Colombia. sputniknews.com Earlier, Colombian President Ivan Duque asked Congress to withdraw a tax reform proposal and urgently discuss a new one amid nationwide protests.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident: Eyewitness Unveils First Photos of 'Basketball-Sized Red Orb'. sputniknews.com Suffolk's Rendlesham Forest grabbed the attention of UFO hunters back in the 1980s when US military personnel stationed there claimed they had witnessed some mysterious bright lights and a triangular object at the site for several nights. The incident wasn't deemed as posing any significant threat by the defence authorities.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Londoners Head to Polling Stations in English Local Elections. sputniknews.com The polling day comes after it was postponed last year due to coronavirus restrictions. It is expected to attract approximately 48 million voters, who will vote on some 5,000 seats that are up for grabs in county councils, district councils and unitary authorities.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Three Booked for Harassing Elephant in India – Video. sputniknews.com The Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 was enacted for protection of plants and animal species in India, in order to ensure environmental and ecological security. Among other things, the Act lays down restrictions on hunting many animal species.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Policeman Who Reportedly Raped 11-Year-Old Had a Record And Was Rehired Due to Police Negligence. sputniknews.com Last week, Alabama State Trooper Christopher Bauer was arrested on charges of sexually abusing an underage girl. He is currently being held in the Montgomery County Detention Facility under a $105,000 bail.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). BJP Falsely Uses Journo's Pic to Show Party Worker Killed in West Bengal Post-Poll Clashes. sputniknews.com At least 17 people have died and several others have been injured in clashes that have rocked India's West Bengal state since Sunday. All of the dead are reportedly party workers from the state's governing Trinamool Congress (TMC) and federally ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

sputniknews (2021-05-06). US Supports Ukraine's Entry Into NATO. sputniknews.com Kiev dropped its pursuit of non-bloc status in the aftermath of the US and EU-backed Maidan coup d'etat in February 2014, and expressed its intention to join the Western alliance. Under NATO's rules, countries with territorial disputes with neighbours, and those suffering from civil conflict, are not eligible to join.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). EU, India Set to Resume Stalled Free-Trade Talks After Eight-Year Delay, Say Officials. sputniknews.com Negotiations for an FTA between India and the EU started in 2007, but were suspended in 2013 because of Delhi's concerns about granting preferential market access to EU goods, including cars, farm products, wine, and spirits. A study by the EU Parliament before Britain left the bloc said that a trade pact would lead to benefits worth $10 billion.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). As US Rebrands Bases Named After Confederates, What Other Nation Would Have Honoured Traitors? sputniknews.com The American Civil War was fought between 1861 and 1865 with the North eventually defeating the South. More than a million soldiers died as the southern Confederacy, which sought to hold on to slavery, rebelled against the United States.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Denmark 'Secretly Negotiating Asylum Camps in Africa'. sputniknews.com So far, representatives of the Danish government have held talks with Ethiopia, Tunisia and Rwanda.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). 'I Am an Outsider': Caitlyn Jenner Elaborates on Her California Governor Bid. sputniknews.com A California recall election challenging sitting Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to be held at some point later in 2021, marking the second Golden State gubernatorial election recall in history, with the first occurring in 2003.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Generation X: Rare Periodical Cicada Nymphs Are Ready to Scramble up From Ground in US. sputniknews.com Periodical cicadas emerge from the ground every 17 years in the US, which could face a huge cicada influx from one of the most massive clusters, the Great Eastern Brood, in a matter of days. The last one was reported in 2004.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Shooting in Rio de Janeiro's Metro Leaves 25 Dead, Reports Say. sputniknews.com According to some reports, police officers and drug dealers exchanged fire in the metro station.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Mexican Temple 'Rises' From Water After Vanishing 40 Years Ago. sputniknews.com Three-quarters of Mexico is now suffering from a recurring seasonal drought aggravated by high temperatures and a lack of rain, according to meteorologists — but the unwelcome weather is uncovering some historical gems.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Kermitted Relationship: Two Frogs Married Off in India to Please God of Rain – Video. sputniknews.com People in several villages in India who rely on farming for a living believe that a marriage between two frogs can invoke the monsoon rains, which are good for their crops.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Photos: HBO Offers Peek at New GOT Prequel Series 'House of the Dragon'. sputniknews.com It's fair to say that at the ending of the "Game of Thrones" series, viewers were left wanting more from the storyline, as show creators appeared to cram in details and rush character development, among other issues. While the audience won't get a redo for that show, they may get better results with an upcoming prequel series.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Elderly Couple Escapes From Nursing Home Using Morse Code Training Experience. sputniknews.com You never know in what circumstances life can put you and what skills may be required to wiggle out. An elderly man 'rescued' himself and his soulmate from a care facility using his experience with Morse code; the process of encrypting sequences of dots and dashes, requiring exceptional concentration and timing.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Yair Lapid, Head of Israel's Opposition, Tasked With Forming a Government: Will He Succeed? sputniknews.com The head of the Yesh Atid party has 28 days to form a coalition. If he fails, the mandate will go back to the Knesset, which will have additional 21 days to produce a contender for the task or be forced to hold another election, the fifth in two and a half years.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Demonstrators Reportedly Clash With Greek Police at Union Rallies in Athens. sputniknews.com ATHENS (Sputnik) – A group of protesters clashed with Greek police in central Athens after a workers' rally, local media reported on Thursday.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Tory MP Andrea Jenkyns Encourages People to Vote With Wrong Union Jack. sputniknews.com The MP, however, stressed that there was no political message behind the mishap.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Three Injured as Gunman Opens Fire at Idaho Middle School. sputniknews.com &nbsp…

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Mob Attacks Foreign Minister's Convoy in India's West Bengal – Video. sputniknews.com Scores have been injured and more than a dozen killed from the violence that kicked off in India's state of West Bengal, after election results showed the Trinamool Congress had won a massive majority, leaving Narendra Modi's BJP red-faced. The BJP claims that Trinamool workers have been targeting Hindus and its political staff.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Russia's Lavrov to Discuss Nagorno-Karabakh With Armenia's Leadership in Yerevan. sputniknews.com YEREVAN (Sputnik) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Yerevan, where, at meetings with Armenia's acting prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, and acting foreign minister, Ara Ayvazyan, he plans to discuss bilateral and regional issues with an emphasis on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). 'Don't Vaccinate the Young and Healthy': Swedish Doctors Pen Open Letter Against Blanket Inoculation. sputniknews.com Assuming that a large population already has some form of immunity and citing dangerous and fatal side effects such as blood clotting, the doctors urged public health officials not to repeat the mistakes made during the swine flu vaccination which resulted in numerous cases of narcolepsy as a side-effect.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Florida Governor Signs Election Bill Into Law Prohibiting Mass Mailing of Ballots. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has signed into law a new voting measure that strengthens the existing voter identification requirements, prohibits the mass mailing of ballots and bans voter harvesting.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Bill Gates Wasn't Invited On Private Trip by 'Furious' Family Before Divorce, Report Claims. sputniknews.com Billionaire Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, and his wife of 27 years, Melinda, announced on 3 May that their marriage was coming to an end. But according to sources familiar with the situation, the split is not quite as amicable as the decoupling duo wants to present it.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Russian MiG-31 Fighter Jet Scrambled to Intercept US Reconnaissance Aircraft Over Sea of Chukotsk. sputniknews.com Over the past few months, Russia had to scramble jets to intercept numerous American aircraft flying over the Black Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-06). US Secretary of State Assures Ukraine of Support for NATO Membership Plan. news.antiwar.com U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Kiev today. Afterward Kuleba announced the results in these words: "I have had a very constructive meeting with Tony Blinken. There was …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-06). Major Russian Lawmaker Says US Wants To Maintain Military Confrontation on Russia's Borders. news.antiwar.com Russia's Tass news agency today cited the chairman of the International Affairs Committee in Russia's lower house of parliament (the State Duma) warning that the provision of lethal weapons by the U.S. to Ukraine, as is authorized by an impending Senate bill, would exacerbate the situation in the war-torn Donbass region. He added that the …

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-06). Milley: US Considering Training Afghan Forces in Other Countries. news.antiwar.com On Thursday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said the US was considering training the Afghan military in other countries after US troops are pulled out of Afghanistan. "We'll continue to take a look at training them perhaps in another location," Milley said at a joint press conference with Secretary of …

sputniknews (2021-05-06). EU Accuses Britain of Violating Brexit Trade Pact Amid 'Gunboat Diplomacy' Around Jersey Island. sputniknews.com Tempers are flaring between the UK and France after the Crown Dependency island of Jersey delayed the issuance of fishing licenses to French trawlers, prompting Paris to threaten to cut off electricity to the island and French fishermen gathering dozens of boats to blockade its main harbour. Tensions escalated as both nations deployed patrol boats.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). UK Sends Navy Gunboats to Jersey to Prevent Blockade as Post-Brexit Fishing Row With France Spirals. sputniknews.com Earlier, France threatened to cut off electricity to the island of Jersey over delays in the issuing of fishing licenses to French boats under a new system, with the Jersey Foreign Affairs Minister blaming the "confusing" post-Brexit trade deal negotiated between the UK and European Union last year for the impasse.

Richard Falk (2021-05-06). Biden's Foreign Policy and Nuclear Weapons. zcomm.org Biden's international bipartisan approach risks a renewed arms race in a political and economic atmosphere that makes it unaffordable as well as acutely dangerous…

Rebekah Entralgo (2021-05-06). Care Advocates Celebrate Big Wins in American Families Plan. zcomm.org Their mantra? Celebrate today. Organize tomorrow…

Maya Evans (2021-05-06). The Drone Revolution Comes to England. zcomm.org As cities and towns are faced with rising poverty, homelessness and drug addiction, the authorities respond with more social control…

David Rovics (2021-05-06). Cancel Culture Conundrums. zcomm.org The left, in short, is an alienating environment for a lot of people to even consider being involved with, let alone to stay involved with…

Walden Bello (2021-05-06). Global Vaccine Disparity Shows "Irrationality of Global Capitalism" zcomm.org Interview on the Biden administration signing on to an effort at the World Trade Organization to temporarily waive intellectual property rules on vaccine technology…

Liberation Staff (2021-05-06). Somerville mother seeks justice for 6-year-old son. zcomm.org In 2019, Somerville Public Schools in Massachusetts called the police on a 6-year-old boy. Now he has a criminal record, and his mother is still fighting for justice…

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Japan to Establish No-Fly Zone Over Olympic Venues During Summer Games, Transport Ministry Says. sputniknews.com TOKYO (Sputnik) – The Japanese government will set up a no-fly zone over Olympic venues from 21 July to 5 September as part of anti-terrorism measures during the summer games in Tokyo, the transport ministry said on Thursday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). The beat goes on, thanks to deep brain stimulation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When drummer Patrick Bautz is performing, he's in the zone. He says he doesn't even think about what he's doing, it's just natural. It's what he calls "the nothingness of drumming." But not that long-ago, Pat started getting distracted. Physical symptoms were turning that nothingness into something. And it was something that worried him enough …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). Consumer Health: What do you know about malaria? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Malaria Day will be observed on Sunday, April 25, which makes this a good time to learn more about this potentially fatal disease. Malaria is caused by a single-celled parasite of the genus Plasmodium. The parasite is transmitted to humans most commonly through mosquito bites. Because the parasites that cause malaria affect red blood …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Managing chronic pain in children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chronic pain is experienced by about one-quarter to one-third of children, with about 1 in 20 experiencing debilitating pain, according to the World Health Organization. Chronic pain is defined as recurrent or continuous pain lasting more than three months. For children and adolescents, adjusting to and living with pain can be overwhelming. On the Mayo …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Congestive heart failure and diet. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My doctor told me that I have congestive heart failure and I have to change my lifestyle, including my diet. What kind of diet should I be on? ANSWER: When patients have congestive heart failure, their heart isn't able to manage fluid well, and it builds up in the body. This fluid can cause shortness …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). Mayo Clinic celebrating all things green for Earth Day. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Earth Day was founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues. The global celebration is sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green living. ___________________________________________________ Mayo Clinic is celebrating all things green this week to recognize Earth Day and the importance of environmental protection practices, celebrate …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). Mayo Clinic's New Research Building Growing to 11 Floors. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The long tradition of biomedical innovation that makes up Mayo Clinic's DNA will continue with the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Building on the Rochester, Minnesota, campus, set to open in the fourth quarter of 2023. Research is the engine that drives advances in medical care, and the new facility will enable the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). 6 Mayo Clinic hospitals receive 'A' grades for patient safety. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Six Mayo Clinic hospitals scored high marks for safety, earning an "A" grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national nonprofit organization run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. "This recognition is a strong nod to our staff and multidisciplinary teams, who work tirelessly to ensure …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). Mayo Clinic preclinical discovery triggers wound healing, skin regeneration. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Difficult-to-treat, chronic wounds in preclinical models healed with normal scar-free skin after treatment with an acellular product discovered at Mayo Clinic. Derived from platelets, the purified exosomal product, known as PEP, was used to deliver healing messages into cells of preclinical animal models of ischemic wounds. The Mayo Clinic research team documented …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Reducing rejection by reversing order of heart-liver transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For heart-liver transplants, the liver and heart must come from the same donor, and some patients wait years to receive both organs. Also, antibodies from the donor can increase chances of the receiving patient rejecting the heart. But Dr. Sudhir Kushwaha, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular transplant surgeon, says when a liver transplant is also involved, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). Science Saturday: Using AI to reveal causes of complex diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Researchers within Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that can uncover causal drivers and relationships embedded within complex biomedical data. Nicholas Chia, Ph.D.,?John Kalantari, Ph.D., and Kia Khezeli, Ph.D., recently tested their machine-learning framework, called Causal Relation and Inference Search Platform (CRISP) on multiomic colorectal cancer samples alongside …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). Mayo Clinic Minute: Understanding lung cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Each year, more people die from lung cancer than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society. To help better understand lung cancer, reporter Jason Howland talks to Dr. Karen Swanson, a Mayo Clinic pulmonologist and critical care specialist, in your …

Pablo Navarrete (2021-05-06). Colombian security forces are massacring people on the streets. thecanary.co In Colombia the right-wing government of Iván Duque is killing people taking part in an ongoing national strike protesting the government's economic policies and widespread human rights abuses. | Since the strike began at the end of April, Colombian human rights groups have estimated that In addition to the killings, there has been a major militarisation of cities, with reports of disappearances, sexual assaults on wom…

Joe Glenton (2021-05-06). Fish-mageddon: Royal Navy deployed to monitor French fisherman. thecanary.co Two Royal Navy vessels have been Until Brexit, a 200-year old treaty defined fishing rights. This is yet another example of how post-Brexit trade deal issues are causing friction between the UK and EU countries. | EU support: | The EU backed the fishermen, saying that th…

commondreams (2021-05-06). Department of Interior Inches Closer to Monumental American Conservation Commitment. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Common Dreams staff (2021-05-06). 'True Climate Hero' Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives Injured in Suspected Bomb Attack. commondreams.org "Cowardly attacks like these have no place in our society," said Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/maldives_president_0.jpg

Linda McQuaig (2021-05-06). Trudeau Should Join Biden in Breaking Free of the Suffocating Effects of 'Trickle-Down' Economics. commondreams.org "Canada's deficit hawks won't have their usual clout now that our largest trading partner has stopped preaching austerity and small government." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/justin-trudeau_0_0.jpg

Alessandra Bergamin (2021-05-06). Across Asia, People Displaced by Climate Disasters Continue to Be Vulnerable With Little Promise of Relief. commondreams.org "Climate disasters are displacing some 20 million people each year, and more than 80 percent of those displaced come from the Asia Pacific Region." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/dahka.png

Karen Dolan (2021-05-06). Biden Deserves Praise for Going Big and Bold on the Economy. Let's Push Him to Go Bigger and Bolder. commondreams.org "Meanwhile Biden has yet to come through on other critical domestic issues—like immigration, criminal justice reform, canceling student loan debt, and cutting the bloated Pentagon budget." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/biden_climate_mobilization_0.jpg

Christian Jaccarini (2021-05-06). Community Food Systems Should Be Part of the New Normal. commondreams.org "A local, decentralised food system isn't just good for consumers—it's got big benefits for farmers and our environment as well." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/farmersmarket.jpg

commondreams (2021-05-06). Biden Administration's 'America the Beautiful' Plan Opens Door for Arizonans to Protect Lands, Waters. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-06). Defenders of Wildlife Statement: Biden 30×30 Report. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Brandeis Marshall, Kate Ruane (2021-05-06). Lack of Broadband Access Advances Systemic Equality. commondreams.org "Due to systemic inequities in education and employment, people who are Black or Latinx have lower average incomes than white people, and for many of these households, a broadband subscription—at an average rate of $68 per month—may simply be unaffordable." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/internet_1.jpg

commondreams (2021-05-06). EU Court of Justice Rejects Bayer Attempt to Overturn Bee-Killing Pesticide Ban. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-06). New York Attorney General Finds the Broadband Industry Funded Illegal Scheme to Flood the Trump FCC with False Comments Against Net Neutrality. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-05-06). Steven Donziger Hearing Showcases the Targeting and Restrictions He Has Faced. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Alfred W. McCoy (2021-05-06). Afghan Withdrawal and the Loss of America's Ultimate Drug War. commondreams.org "The many Afghans who believed in America's democratic promises will join a growing line of abandoned allies, stretching back to the Vietnam era and including, more recently, Kurds, Iraqis, and Somalis, among others." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/vietnam_0.jpg

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-06). Israeli president asks Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid to form next government. peoplesdispatch.org Lapid's name was announced by president Reuven Rivlin after the 28-day deadline for current prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a majority coalition government expired on Tuesday…

news.un (2021-05-06). UN chief pledges to keep 'memories alive' of those who died in service during 2020. news.un.org The United Nations paused on Thursday to honour 336 personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2020: the highest number ever in a single year.

news.un (2021-05-06). Guterres renews zero-emissions appeal to avoid falling into climate abyss. news.un.org All countries should commit to zero carbon emissions by 2050 if the world is to avoid a disastrous 2.4 degree Celsius temperature rise by the end of this century, UN Secretary General António Guterres said on Thursday.

news.un (2021-05-06). Cut methane emissions to avert global temperature rise, UN-backed study urges. news.un.org Methane emissions caused by human activity can be reduced by up to 45 per cent this decade, thus helping to keep global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to a UN-backed report published on Thursday.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-06). DOJ Warns GOP-Led Arizona Election Audit May Violate Civil Rights Law. commondreams.org The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday wrote to Arizona's GOP state Senate president warning that the Republican-run audit of the 2020 election may violate civil and voting rights law. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/audit_0.jpg

Jenna McGuire, staff writer (2021-05-06). 36 Civil Society Organizations Urge Biden to Reverse Draconian Sanctions Against Cuba. commondreams.org "A policy position guided by human rights needs to address how U.S. sanctions towards Cuba severely limit the rights of Cuban citizens to food security, climate justice and dignity." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/cuba-1.jpg

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-06). Wireless Companies Lobby to Weaken Bill That Would Protect Domestic Abuse Survivors From Threats. commondreams.org Under the Safe Connections Act "the survivor is able to separate their phone line and make plans maybe to separate from the abuser," but wireless companies aim to water down the bill. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/cellphone_0.jpg

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-06). 100+ Groups Launch Nationwide Campaign to Combat GOP Assault on Democracy. commondreams.org Organizers of the John Lewis National Day of Action, planned for May 8, aim to ignite support "to protect our voting rights and our democracy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/johnlewis.jpg

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-06). 'This Is How Fascists Operate': DeSantis Signs Anti-Voting Bill Behind Closed Doors for Fox News. commondreams.org "Democracy is literally dying in the dark," said one critic after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the state's voter suppression law, allowing only Fox News to cover the signing. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/desantis.jpeg

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-06). 'America the Beautiful': Biden Administration Aims to Protect 30% of US Lands and Waters by 2030. commondreams.org "There's no time to waste. We need to translate this vision into new and enduring conservation actions on the ground across our country." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-11894272431.jpg

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-06). Rejecting Bayer Appeal, Top EU Court Upholds Ban on Bee-Killing Pesticides. commondreams.org "The Court of Justice has reaffirmed that protecting nature and people's health takes precedence over the narrow economic interests of powerful multinationals," said one advocate from Greenpeace E.U. about the verdict. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/bayer_bees.jpg

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-05-06). 'No More Excuses': With US Behind Patent Waiver, Canada, UK, and EU Urged to Immediately Follow Suit. commondreams.org "We urge all world leaders to see the writing on the wall and put peoples' lives ahead of corporate profit." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/patent_waiver_eu_canada_0.jpg

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-05-06). New York AG Reveals Telecom Giants Funded 'Secret Campaign' to Flood FCC With Fake Net Neutrality Comments. commondreams.org "This investigation shows how low the industry will stoop to undermine even the most basic and benign safeguards." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/net_neutrality_11.jpg

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-05-06). 'Cry No Tears for These Death Profiteers': Pharma Stocks Plunge as Biden Backs Vaccine Patent Waiver. commondreams.org "It's almost as if the financial interests of the pharmaceutical industry are diametrically opposed to the health and well-being of the planet." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/pharma_stocks_patent_waiver.jpg

Robin Lowey (2021-05-06). Saturday 5/15: Queer Parent Pioneers. indybay.org San Francisco…

WSWS (2021-05-06). Cliff Slaughter: 1928—2021. wsws.org Cliff Slaughter, who between 1957 and 1985 played a leading role in the International Committee of the Fourth International and its British section, died Monday at the age of 92.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Video: French Boat Rams Into British Ship Off Jersey as Fishing Tensions Run High. sputniknews.com Earlier, around 60 French fishing boats gathered off the largest UK Channel island to protest post-Brexit fishing rights.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Why Pro-Independence Scottish Parties' Win Doesn't Mean a Second Referendum is a Done Deal. sputniknews.com Even if Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish National Party (SNP) secures the majority of seats in the Scottish parliament, that does not automatically mean that they will gain the right to hold a second independence referendum, say British academics, explaining what risks this situation could be fraught with.

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-06). Jerusalem protests: The mob "breaking faces" learned from Israel's establishment. dissidentvoice.org Inside the Israeli parliament and out on the streets of Jerusalem, the forces of unapologetic Jewish supremacism are stirring, as a growing section of Israel's youth tire of the two-faced Jewish nationalism that has held sway in Israel for decades. Last week, Bezalel Smotrich, leader of the far-right Religious Zionism faction, a vital partner if …

Robert Stuart (2021-05-06). "Saving Syria's Children": The Sequel. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. BBC Panorama has …

Eugene B. Cone, Stephen Reese, Maya Marchese, Junaid Nabi, Rana R. McKay, Kerry L. Kilbridge, Quoc-Dien Trinh (2021-05-06). Cardiovascular toxicities associated with abiraterone compared to enzalutamide—A pharmacovigilance study. thelancet.com We found higher reported odds of cardiac events for abiraterone but not enzalutamide. Our data may suggest that patients with significant cardiac comorbidities may be better-suited for therapy with enzalutamide over abiraterone.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Super Thursday: What's up for Grabs in Britain's Kitchen-Sink Election? sputniknews.com All eyes will be on the Scottish and Welsh parliamentary elections to see if nationalist parties can win enough seats to try and force new votes on independence. But the parliamentary by-election in Hartlepool will be a key test of new Labour leader Keir Starmer's popularity.

Staff (2021-05-06). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on May 6. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Mehr News takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Thursday, May 6.

_____ (2021-05-06). Oh What a Lovely New War! False Flagging in the Middle East? strategic-culture.org There has been virtually no American media coverage of last week's arrival of a senior Israeli delegation in Washington

WSWS (2021-05-06). Sri Lankan government exonerates alleged war criminals and political cronies. wsws.org President Rajapakse's moves to further undermine the constitution are another step towards autocratic rule, in the face of the country's deep social and political crisis.

Robert Jacobs (2021-05-06). Nuclear War, Radioactive Fallout and the Earth's Global Ecosystem. globalresearch.ca This carefully researched article was first published on July 22, 2015 On March 1st 1954 the United States tested its first deliverable hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The weapon yielded a force three times as …

_____ (2021-05-06). First 100 Days: Has Biden Kept His Promises To Black America? popularresistance.org Last week, Vice President Kamala Harris agreed with South Carolina Senator Tim Scott that the United States is not a racist country. Generations throughout history have made it plain that all our social and political systems in this country are steeped in racism. | Nearly nine out of 10 Black voters supported Joe Biden and Harris in the 2020 election. Black Americans represented over 50% of all Democratic voters in Georgia (33% of total state population is Black), 20% of all Democratic voters in Michigan (14% of the state population is Black), and 21% of all Democratic voters in Pennsylvania (Black people make up…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-05-06). The US Has Been at War My Entire Life. Will the Wars Ever End? thenation.com The US Has Been at War My Entire Life. Will the Wars Ever End?

Alyssa Harad (2021-05-06). Helpful Men: Defending Philip Roth, Dismissing Virginia Woolf. thenation.com Helpful Men: Defending Philip Roth, Dismissing Virginia Woolf…

Ariel Dorfman (2021-05-06). How Theater Can Help Us Survive. thenation.com How Theater Can Help Us Survive…

Marie Solis (2021-05-06). The Brutal Transcendence of Tove Ditlevsen. thenation.com The Brutal Transcendence of Tove Ditlevsen…

John Nichols (2021-05-06). Liz Cheney Is Not Your Friend. thenation.com Liz Cheney Is Not Your Friend…

MISES (2021-05-06). Decentralization, Absolutism, And The Papal States — Book Review. eurasiareview.com By Ryan McMaken* | Historian David Kertzer made a name for himself with his 1997 book The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara. The book covers the until-then-rarely-mentioned case of an Italian Jewish boy who was illicitly baptized by the housekeeper, and then kidnapped in 1858 by Papal State authorities on the grounds that Jews in the Papal States could not be permitted to raise a Christian child. | Because so few books or in-depth articles have been written on the topic in English, Kertzer now enjoys a position as perhaps the preeminent expert on the case. This is no small thing since a number of filmmakers—…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-06). Rules Prevent Churches From Expanding Their Role. eurasiareview.com To become more socially relevant, more and more congregations are trying to expand their role and open church facilities to more people. But contradictory rules and different interpretations of cultural heritage preservation are slowing this development, according to a new study from the University of Gothenburg. | Secularization, loss of members and deteriorating finances is leading the Church of Sweden and ecclesiastical heritage to face numerous challenges. | "The Church's buildings are in good condition and are well protected by legislation. But today, many people no longer have a natural reason to visit a…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-06). Eni Announces Signing Of Collaboration Agreement With Equinor To Develop Offshore Wind Project In Norway. eurasiareview.com Equinor and Và•rgrà∏nn, the Norwegian renewable energy company established by HitecVision and Eni, have signed a collaboration agreement to jointly prepare and submit an application to the Norwegian authorities to develop floating offshore wind at Utsira Nord west off Utsira and Haugalandet in the Norwegian North Sea, one of the world's most important areas for wind resources. | The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has opened two areas for offshore renewables (Utsira Nord and Sà∏rlige Nordsjà∏ II), and the authorities are currently working on the licensing process. | "The North Se…

Eurasianet (2021-05-06). Turkey's 'Crazy' Canal Would Impact Eurasian Trade, Geopolitics. eurasiareview.com By David O'Byrne | ( President Rece…

Iran News Wire (2021-05-06). Iran: Education Ministry Defends Plan To Employ 25,000 Mullahs As Teachers. eurasiareview.com Iran's Ministry of Education defended its plans to hire 25,000 Islamic scholars as teachers in schools across the country in a bid to Islamize schools. | The Ministry said on Monday that hiring Islamic scholars or "Talabehs" as teachers was legal and in line with laws passed by the Parliament and the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, a council tasked with censoring and forcing the regime's brand of Islam on schools and universities. | The Seminaries and Ministry of Education Cooperation Headquarters also defended the move announcing that 440 male and female Talabehs had been hired as teachers in the…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-06). New Ways Of Thinking And Working Necessary To Reap Blockchain Benefits In Capital Markets. eurasiareview.com The World Economic Forum on Thursday released Although DLT is not a panacea, the report underlines how it can positively impact costs, market liquidity and balance sheet capacity while…

Robert Reich (2021-05-06). Robert Reich: The Republican Rebrand, Exposed — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The Republican Party is trying to rebrand itself as the Rubbish. Republicans can spout off all the catchy slogans about blue jeans and beer they want, but actions speak louder than words. But let's look at what they're actually doing. | Did they vote for the American Rescue Plan? No. Not a single Republican in Congress voted for stimulus checks and extra unemployment benefits needed by millions of American workers. | So what have they…

Shabbir H. Kazmi (2021-05-06). Coronavirus Likely To Move From India To Neighboring Countries — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The world is watching India's coronavirus crisis but Asia's developing nations are all at risk. From Laos, Vietnam and Thailand in Southeast Asia to Bhutan and Nepal bordering India, countries have been reporting significant surges. | The reported spikes in these handfuls of nations have been steep enough to raise the alert against potential dangers of an uncontrolled spread. The increase is mainly because of more contagious virus variants, though complacency and lack of resources to contain the spread have also been cited as reasons. | In Laos last week, the health minister sought medical equipment, supplies…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-06). How Do We Stop Digital Market Monopolies? eurasiareview.com New research from ESMT Berlin identifies how digital markets become monopolies and offers key insights for policymakers to ensure that in the future digital markets are better regulated and do not 'tip' towards monopolies. | The research, which was conducted by àñzlem Bedre-Defolie, associate professor at ESMT and CEPR research fellow, and Rainer Nitsche, director at E.CA Economics and a research fellow at ESMT, reviewed existing literature, many current and past examples to identify the key market characteristics that facilitate tipping and those that mitigate it. They ultimately suggest a simple guide…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-06). New Project Aims To Improve Planetary Defense Against Asteroids. eurasiareview.com The University of Alicante (UA) is once again participating in a project on advanced research on near-Earth objects and new technologies for planetary defense that will run up to 2023. The project, called NEO-MAPP (acronym that stands for Near Earth Object Modelling and Payloads for Protection), is made up of 15 European institutions and funded by the European Commission with ‚Ǩ4 million in the 2019 H2020 call for proposals. | According to Adriano Campo Bagatin, a researcher at the UA's Department of Physics, Systems Engineering and Signal Theory, the scientific community has become aware of…

Published by the Foreign Policy Research Institute (2021-05-06). China's Maritime Intelligence, Surveillance And Reconnaissance Capability In South China Sea — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Felix K. Chang* | (

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-05-06). The World In Africa And The Challenges Of Development — Interview. eurasiareview.com The Afro-Sino Centre of International Relations (ASCIR) was set up in 2019, as an African-based research centre with a focus on conducting extensive research on Africa-China relations, China's dominant presence in Africa. It was launched in April 2021, marking its arrival on the China-Africa scene with experts, scholars and researchers from around the world. | In this interview taken by Kester Kenn Klomegah, ASCIR Executive Director Pamela Carslake discusses Africa and some of the pitfalls in its development, and further touched on the need to critically assess and analyse the role of foreign players in the co…

Miral Sabry Al Ashry (2021-05-06). Talks Between Turkey And Egypt Could Boost Libya Peace Efforts — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's willingness to talk with Egypt could forge renewed cooperation between the estranged regional powers and help efforts to end the war in Libya. | Relations between Egypt and Turkey deteriorated after the government of Mohamed Morsi, close to the Muslim Brotherhood, was toppled in 2013. | Recently, however, Turkey has begun working to rebuild ties with Egypt and Gulf Arab states, trying to overcome differences that have left Ankara increasingly isolated in the Arab world. | On the agenda are plans to resuming the Egyptian embassy's operation in Tripoli facilitating the pe…

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-05-06). Foreign Tech Giants Ordered To Bring Their Activities In Line With Russian Legislation By May 15. eurasiareview.com Foreign tech giants including Twitter, Google and YouTube are experiencing hard times as Russian authorities seek to tighten rules and regulations on information resources posted on the internet for the public. The Federation Council and the State Duma, both houses of parliament, amended laws that monitors the overall operations and services offered by these tech companies. | The latest directives asked all foreign tech companies to remove all information resources critical about the government, the politics and business, so also information considered as promoting political extremism, child pornography and ot…

Staff (2021-05-06). Díaz-Canel holds telephone conversation with General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong. en.cubadebate.cu The Vietnamese party leader congratulated his Cuban counterpart on his recent election as First Secretary and recognized the revolutionary trajectory of Army General Raúl Castro Ruz and his contributions to the fraternal ties shared by Cuba and Vietnam. First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, held a productive, fraternal telephone conversation on Wednesday morning with the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (VCP), Nguyen Phu Trong.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-06). Four top Imperial academics become Royal Society Fellows. imperial.ac.uk The Royal Society has granted prestigious fellowships to four scientists at Imperial College London this month.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-06). Expert on networking is named as one of "Top 40 Under 40" business professors. imperial.ac.uk An academic from Imperial College Business School has been named among the top 40 business professors under the age of 40.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-06). Innovation and community engagement explored by academic and industry experts. imperial.ac.uk Innovation leaders from across London took part in a discussion with White City experts as part of the Open Innovation Fellowship.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-05-06). Cardiovascular disease could be diagnosed earlier with new glowing probe. imperial.ac.uk Researchers have created a probe that glows when it detects an enzyme associated with issues that can lead to blood clots and strokes.

WSWS (2021-05-06). The new works council leader at Volkswagen: What does she stand for? wsws.org Daniela Cavallo follows in the footsteps of her predecessor Bernd Osterloh and, like him, will faithfully defend the interests of the company and its shareholders.

The Canary (2021-05-06). Blinken says US-UK free trade deal will take 'some time' to agree. thecanary.co Agreeing a post-Brexit free trade deal between Britain and the United States will take "some time", US secretary of state Antony Blinken has warned. | America first: | Blinken said president Joe Biden's new trade negotiator Katherine Tai would be taking time to review the discussions that had taken place with the Trump administration before progressing with the talks. | Foreign secretary Dominic Raab and US secretary of state Antony Blinken at the G7 talks in London (Hannah McKay/PA) | Blinken, who's been in London for the meeting of G7 foreign ministers, said he believed the US and the UK were "profoundl…

The Canary (2021-05-06). Sturgeon meets voters at polling station and supports former refugee candidate. thecanary.co First minister Nicola Sturgeon has met voters at a Glasgow polling station on the morning of what her party has dubbed one of Scotland's most important elections. | A refugee and a Scot: | The SNP leader visited Annette Street Primary School in Govanhill — part of her Glasgow Southside constituency — along with Roza Salih, who is the lead SNP candidate on the Glasgow regional list. Salih will become the first former refugee to be elected to Holyrood if she wins a seat. Importantly, this year's poll is the first in which people with refugee status are entitled to vote. | At the polling station,…

The Canary (2021-05-06). Home Office discriminating against Windrush generation's families, High Court rules. thecanary.co The Home Office's refusal to give the families of people from the Windrush generation preferential treatment when charging fees to enter the UK is unlawfully discriminatory, the High Court has ruled. | Discrimination: | Lynda Mahabir, a 52-year-old woman who was born in Trinidad, suffered a "colossal interference" with her right to family life when she was separated from her husband and five children for more than two years, a judge said on 6 May. | Judge Tim Smith ruled that the Home Office's insistence that Mahabir's family had to pay nearly £23,000 in fees to join her in the UK left her with "a t…

Pip Hinman (2021-05-06). Latoya Rule: 'We want spit hoods permanently banned'. greenleft.org.au The family of Wayne 'Fella' Morrison, who was killed in custody, are pushing for torture devices to be banned. Renfrey Clarke reports.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-06). Criticism of Israel is not antisemitic. greenleft.org.au It has long been common to falsely label critics of the Israeli government as "antisemitic". Vivienne Porzsolt argues why this is a problem.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-06). Criticism of Israel is not antisemitic. greenleft.org.au It has long been common to falsely label critics of the Israeli government as "antisemitic". A new variation on this theme has been the push to use the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of antisemitism. Vivienne Porzsolt argues why this would be a problem.

Susan Price (2021-05-06). Colombia: National strike defeats tax reform for now, repression and militarisation continue. greenleft.org.au In response to days of national strikes and mobilisations across Colombia, security forces have unleashed unprecedented repression against peaceful protesters, reports People's Dispatch.

Susan Price (2021-05-06). Britain: Kill the Bill protests take on police powers. greenleft.org.au Thousands of people mobilised in 50 locations around England on May 1 against the proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which activists say will erode the right to protest, writes Susan Price.

Susan Price (2021-05-06). Papuan resistance groups branded as 'terrorists'. greenleft.org.au Branding armed Papuan resistance groups as "terrorists" has sparked strong condemnation from human rights groups across Indonesia and in West Papua, writes David Robie.

Susan Price (2021-05-06). Britain: Kill the Bill protests take on police powers. greenleft.org.au Thousands of people mobilised across England on May 1 against the proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which activists say will erode the right to protest, writes Susan Price.

Susan Price (2021-05-06). Spain: Pablo Iglesias folds as hard right wins Madrid region. greenleft.org.au Pablo Iglesias's plan for the left to win the Madrid elections was simple: to inspire the workers and poor of the region surrounding the Spanish capital to vote, writes Dick Nichols.

Susan Price (2021-05-06). Spain: Pablo Iglesias folds as hard right wins Madrid region. greenleft.org.au Pablo Iglesias's plan for the left to win the May 4 election for the 136-seat Assembly of Madrid was simple: to inspire the workers and poor of the region surrounding the Spanish capital to vote, writes Dick Nichols.

Anonymous765 (2021-05-06). List Of Troubles In Iraq And Syria Is Long, But Not Endless. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: | Donation alerts: donationalerts.com/r/southfront | Or via: http: //southfront.org/do…

DXE (2021-05-06). Thursday 5/6: Online Consent Training. indybay.org

DXE (2021-05-06). Sunday 5/9: Let Dairy Die: Mothers Day Protest. indybay.org WHERE: Powell Street BART, Francisco. | WHEN: Sunday May 9th, 11: 30 am…

May Day in San Francisco (2021-05-06). Call to Support Organized Labor, Free Mumia and Stand Up for Black/Brown/Asian Unity. indybay.org This year as every year in San Francisco, thousands marched to support organized labor. Many unions and workers' groups marched up Market Street to protest racism and call for passage of the PRO Act by the U.S. Congress. Signs said Mumia is a class war prisoner and called for an end to the death penalty. There was new emphasis this year on the importance of Black/Brown/Asian Unity.

DXE (2021-05-06). Saturday 5/8: No More Factory Farms Campaign Call. indybay.org online…

Stop The Money Pipeline (2021-05-06). Friday 5/7: #DefundLine3: Santa Cruz March to Stop The Oil Pipeline Now! indybay.org Meet at 180 Grant St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, then peaceful march from Grant Park to Chase Bank | Masks and Social Distancing Required; Peaceful protest…

Stagebridge (2021-05-06). Thursday 5/20: Finding Ourselves in America: Asian American Voices. indybay.org Stagebridge – Online…

Melinda C. (2021-05-06). New Zealand Govt on Uyghurs: Genocide declaration would hurt trade with China. indybay.org New Zealand's Trade Minister has warned the Parliament if it were to declare the treatment of Uyghur (Uighur) minority as genocide it would "no doubt" hurt the country's trade relationship with China.

DXE (2021-05-06). Saturday 5/8: Meetup: Celebrating Animal Mothers. indybay.org online…

Stop The Money Pipeline, partners (2021-05-06). Friday 5/7: San Francisco: #DefundLine3 Protest to Stop The Oil Pipeline. indybay.org E-trade Plaza (Market and Sansome), 532 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 | Masks and Social Distancing Required; Peaceful Action…

Elisa Gratias, Bastian Barucker (2021-05-06). Corona Enlightenment Offensive and The primal need. indybay.org At the end of 2019, the online medium Rubikon founded its own book publishing company just in time before the start of the Corona Crisis, in order to offer its content to a broad public in a sustainable way offline and to promote a more democratic formation of opinion. Today, this decision enables the Rubikon to launch a Corona education offensive.

SHE (2021-05-06). Saturday 5/8: BIPOC-Centered Healing Discussion around Police Brutality. indybay.org Valley Life Sciences Building, UC Berkeley Campus | Meet on the grass facing the Northside of campus. If you need help with directions, call Celeste!

Legacy Film Festival (2021-05-06). Monday 5/24: 10th Annual Legacy Film Festival on Aging. indybay.org Virtual…

Bertha Martinez (2021-05-06). Social Activism of Black Lives Matter: Institutional Responses. indybay.org Institutions in America should show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. By doing so, they demonstrate that they understand the severity of police brutality against black people.

San Francisco Food Not Bombs (2021-05-06). San Francisco Empty and Abandoned Buildings (1st Quarter 2021). indybay.org SF Food Not Bombs has updated the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection's list of empty and abandoned buildings through March 2021 on this webpage: sffnb.org/list-of-san-francisco-empty-and-abandoned-buildings/.

BSASAHR (2021-05-06). Organize! Decolonize! Get Radicalized! indybay.org Sentiment at a Stop Asian Hate rally in Palo Alto on May 2.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-06). War in the Caucasus: Turkey-Azerbaijan-Israel, Turkey-Azerbaijan-Georgia, Turkey-Azerbaijan-Pakistan axes. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Daily SabahMay 6, 2021 Ways of reviving the Turkey-Azerbaijan-Israel triangleCavid Veliyev Excerpts: Turkey and Israel made important contributions to "Operation Iron Fist." Turkey's unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) Bayraktar TB2 and Israel's drones Harop contributed to the breaking of the defense line of the Armenian army, which occupied Azerbaijan's territories, and to the Azerbaijani army's …

Latino Rebels (2021-05-06). #LatinoRebels10: From 2011, the Push to End EMBORÂCUATE at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. latinorebels.com This story in 2011 put us on the digital map pretty early.

DXE (2021-05-06). Sunday 5/16: Community Hike: Half Moon Bay. indybay.org Cowell-Purisima Coastal Trail…

GLIDE (2021-05-06). Friday 5/7: GLIDE and Community Partners to Host Womxn's Wellness Fair. indybay.org Tenderloin Resource Hub, Ellis Street at Taylor, in Front of GLIDE (330 Ellis Street at Taylor)…

DXE (2021-05-06). Sunday 5/16: Movie Night – Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland. indybay.org online…

DXE (2021-05-06). Saturday 5/22: How to Change the World in One Generation – DxE Intro Workshop. indybay.org online…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-05-06). Vigil for Refugee Rights, Stop Child Detention, Recognize Asylum at UUSF. indybay.org Unitarian Universalist Society of S.F. holds Cinco de Mayo morning Vigil…

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-06). Space Force Chief Scientist Says Developing Super-Soldiers Is 'Imperative'. news.antiwar.com The top scientist in the US Space Force said last week that human augmentation should be embraced and that it is "imperative" for the US military to start working on such technology that could create a type of super-soldier. "In our business of national defense, it's imperative that we embrace this new age, lest we …

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-06). Attorney General Wants More Money to Fight 'Domestic Terrorism'. news.antiwar.com On Tuesday, US Attorney General Merrick Garland a Garland told the House Appropriations subcommittee

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