Daily Archives: 2020-05-13

2020-05-13: News Headlines

Joshua Hanks (2020-05-13). China reacts with zero tolerance for racist incidents. workers.org Reports surfaced in April of cases of discrimination against African workers in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong as pictures appeared on the internet of a sign refusing service to Africans at a McDonald's restaurant and allegations that Africans were being evicted from hotels. Ambassador Liu Yuxi, head of Mission . . . |

RT (2020-05-13). Tunisia relaxes curfew after 3 days without new coronavirus cases. rt.com Tunisia has announced a reduction of its nightly curfew hours after three consecutive days without recording any new coronavirus cases, state media reported on Wednesday. | The North African democracy imposed the curfew in March in a bid to slow the spread of the virus, combined with a lockdown that shuttered all but key shops and services. President Kais Saied has cut the curfew hours to 11pm to 5am instead of 8pm to 6am, 10 days after the start of a gradual reopening of the bureaucracy and economy. | The government announced that no new coronavirus cases have been recorded for three days in a row, with 1,032…

Tanuke Smith (2020-05-13). If we must die, don't let it be from COVID-19. peoplesworld.org Not much has changed in the Black community. The strategy of controlling wealth, access to healthcare, and the demise of African Americans is still as calculated as ever. The mainstream media reports daily on the death rate in Black communities, stemming from crime, police brutality, or COVID-19. As April arrived, the cruel face of reality …

Michael Molitch-Hou (2020-05-13). Paramilitary Panda: WWF Land Grabs Rooted in Covert Apartheid History. indybay.org According to a BuzzFeed News series, the WWF has been tied to paramilitary violence in third world countries. What they completely ignored was that the WWF was previously involved in the murder of 6,000 anti-apartheid activists in South Africa a part of an "anti-poaching" mission in the 1980s. All evidence seems to suggest that the WWF was used as cover for an MI6 operation on behalf of powerful business interests in South Africa.

Abdel Bari Atwan (2020-05-13). Egypt and Ethiopia: Could it be war? thealtworld.com A showdown over Nile waters is looming as the world looks the other way | While the world is diverted by the coronavirus crisis, Ethiopia is just weeks away from starting to fill the reservoir of its Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile, to the great dismay of Egypt whose vital supply of water stands to be severely reduced. | Last week, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri sent a letter to all members of the UN Security Council setting out the country's perspective on developments in the long-running dispute over the dam, detailing its efforts to reach an equitable solution, and warning of t…

Justinas Baltrusaitis (2020-05-13). Only Three Countries Control Over 80% of Global Diamond Reserves. globalresearch.ca Only three countries are in control of more than three quarters of the world's diamond reserves globally. Data gathered and calculated by Learnbonds.com indicates that Russia, Congo, and Botswana combined account for at least 80.6% of the world diamond reserves….

teleSUR (2020-05-13). Africa: COVID Crisis Could Lead to Increase in AIDS Deaths. telesurenglish.net WHO and UNAIDS representatives warned on May 12 that an AIDS treatment could increase the total sum of HIV-related deaths by up to 500,000 in Africa. | RELATED: | According to the UNAIDS modeling group preclusion, the COVID-19 crisis could cause antiretroviral drug scarcity and treatment to cease if African HIV patients are not prioritized during the COVID spread. UN and WHO forecasts show a possible half million peo…

Adeyinka Makinde (2020-05-13). History of Ghana: The Tragedy of One-time Military Ruler Ignatius Acheampong: Visionary and Kleptocrat. globalresearch.ca "Beloved Ghana, born with a deep sense of pride, nurtured with unshakeable courage, has said goodbye forever to reaction, to timidity and hypocrisy in Government, and to the suppression of the interests and welfare of the people. Together we shall …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-13). IndustriALL questions violations of worker rights by Shell in Nigeria. peoplesdispatch.org 82% of oil giant Shell's workforce in Nigeria is sourced through labor contractors. As per IndustriALL, the workers "live in poverty with no job security, poor healthcare and little regard for health and safety."

RT (2020-05-12). Turkey says 5 states forming 'alliance of evil' as they denounce Ankara's policies in E. Mediterranean, Libya. rt.com Turkey accused Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, France and the United Arab Emirates of seeking to form an "alliance of evil" on Tuesday, after they issued a joint declaration denouncing Ankara's policies in the eastern Mediterranean and Libya. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said the five countries were pursuing "regional chaos and instability." | The foreign ministers of the five countries held a teleconference on Monday to discuss the situation in the eastern Mediterranean — where Turkey has been drilling for potential hydrocarbon deposits in an offshore area where Cyprus has exclusive economic righ…

Bahia Mahmud Awah (2020-05-12). Saharawi political prisoner Bachir Khada: "I only dream of my freedom" peoplesdispatch.org The story of Saharawi journalist Bachir Khada, political prisoner condemned to more than 20 years in Morocco because of his participation in the struggle to free Western Sahara. Today he is one of the thousands of prisoners that demands to be freed amid the pandemic…

Betsey Piette (2020-05-12). Sanctions = Health terrorism. workers.org A timely international webinar, sponsored by SanctionsKill.org on May 9, featured representatives from Cuba, Iran, Nicaragua, Syria and Venezuela, plus a statement from Zimbabwe addressing the deadly impact of U.S. sanctions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 1,000 people from nearly every continent, including multiple U.S. cities, viewed the event. The . . . |

Staff (2020-05-12). COVID-19 Took Chicago Black Lives First and Exposed Structural Racism. truthout.org We look at the coronavirus pandemic's disproportionate toll on African Americans through the story of Chicago's first 100 recorded deaths. A report by ProPublica found that 70 of the first 100 people to die were African American. Black people account for 30% of Chicago's population and 72% of COVID-19 deaths. We speak with ProPublica reporter Adriana Gallardo, who contributed to the report "COVID-19 Took Black Lives First. It Didn't Have To." She says the story paints a picture of "sophisticated struct…

Salimah Valiani (2020-05-12). South Africa: COVID-19 Crisis Unmasks Dangers of Profit Oriented Healthcare. globalresearch.ca The pandemic has shown the need for medical care and interventions that have nothing to do with profit. But not even SA's proposed National Health Insurance would fit the bill. | *** | Covid-19 has been linked to a number of truth …

en.mehrnews (2020-05-12). View Intl. Quds Day's rally online via Instagram program, other social platforms in English from S. Africa. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — This year's International Quds Day will be held online through Instagram program as well as other social networks in English language from S Africa due to the outbreak of coronavirus, COVID-19.

Ryan Cristián (2020-05-12). Mountains Of Evidence Show COVID-19 Was All Over The World Oct/Nov 2019, Why Is It Being Ignored? thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/12/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

Felix Tih (2020-05-12). Madagascar Slams WHO for Not Endorsing Its Herbal Cure. globalresearch.ca Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina has slammed the World Health Organization for not endorsing its COVID-19 herbal cure. | Last month, the Malagasy president officially launched Covid-Organics (CVO), an organic herbal concoction, claiming that it can prevent and cure patients suffering from …

Wollbrett C, Seitlinger J, Renaud S. (2020-05-12). Delivery of Talc for Pleurodesis of Malignant Pleural Effusions. jamanetwork.com To the Editor Dr Bhatnagar and colleagues examined the effect of thoracoscopic talc poudrage vs talc slurry on pleurodesis in individuals with malignant pleural effusions and found no significant differences between the procedures. We have a number of concerns about the study.

Bhatnagar R, Maskell NA. (2020-05-12). Delivery of Talc for Pleurodesis of Malignant Pleural Effusions—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply The methods for our study were fully detailed in the eAppendix in the Supplement and included a comprehensive, 28-step recommended approach to performing medical thoracoscopy. One of these steps was ensuring even pleural coverage of talc. The article also made clear that procedures were performed while individuals were under local anesthesia and moderate sedation rather than general anesthetic.

teleSUR (2020-05-12). Thousands Flee Violence in Nigeria, Seek Refuge in Niger: UNHCR. telesurenglish.net An estimated 23,000 Nigerians fled their country since April, seeking asylum in neighboring Niger as the security situation continues to deteriorate amid brutal violence in northwest Nigeria, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Tuesday. | RELATED: | "We are working closely with authorities in Niger to relocate at least 7,000 refugees to safety … where water, food, shelter, access to he…

WSWS (2020-05-12). Nigeria: COVID-19 compounds economic recession provoked by oil price slump. wsws.org Medical and other experts are against the easing of restrictions, with the National Medical Association and the Federal Capital Territory Youth Task Force on COVID-19 both asking Buhari not to ease the lockdown.

RT (2020-05-11). Huawei goes FULL WOKE with black 'Covid-19 misinformation' panel to battle White House criticism. rt.com The US branch of Chinese tech giant Huawei has chosen a stunning and brave new public relations strategy to combat criticism, announcing web events with black journalists, environmentalists and women in technology. | Arguing that Covid-19 misinformation is "hitting African American, Asian, Hispanic, rural & low-income Americans hard," Huawei USA announced a May 13 event with musician will.i.am and CNN contributor and former Obama adviser Van Jones — among others — hosted by the National Association of Black Journalists. | #Misinformation on teleSUR (2020-05-11). China Sent Medical Aid to Zimbabwe. telesurenglish.net A Chinese medical staff arrived on May 11 in Zimbabwe to assist the African nation to contain the spread of COVID-19. The 12 health workers traveled from the Hunan province to Zimbabwe. | RELATED: | Alongside the group, Zimbabwe received medical aid, consisting of ventilators, nucleic acid testing kits, masks, and biosecurity suits. | Zhu Yimin, medical team leader, stressed Zimbabwe and other African nations helped C…

teleSUR (2020-05-11). HIV Deaths Could Double in Sub-Saharan Africa Due to COVID-19. telesurenglish.net Disruption of antiretroviral therapy in HIV/AIDS patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic could cause more than 500,000 deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa over the next year, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nation (U.N.) AIDS said Monday. | RELATED: | Modeling conducted for the two U.N. agencies revealed that a six-month interruption in HIV healthcare services could set the region back by a decade when almost one mi…

Nanjala Nyabola (2020-05-11). Africa Is Not Waiting to Be Saved From the Coronavirus. thenation.com Africa Is Not Waiting to Be Saved From the Coronavirus…

Gordon Duff (2020-05-11). Will COVID Crack America's Racist Egg? thealtworld.com In early May 2020, a former police officer living in Brunswick, Georgia, a rural town just north of the Florida state line, aided by his son, ambushed and killed a 25-year-old African American jogger. | This incident isn't unique, as we will see, but it tells a different story now than it would have at other times in America's violent history. | The weeks of lockdown across America, that and not just the mass deaths but the orchestrated campaign of wild conspiracy theories coming out of the failed and disgraced Trump White House, has led to what can only be described as a "melt down." | Americans are buying guns…

yenisafak (2020-05-12). N. Cyprus slams joint declaration on E. Mediterranean. yenisafak.com The premier of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) slammed on Tuesday a joint declaration dubbing Turkey's activities in the Eastern Mediterranean as "illegal"."Turkish Cypriots have as much rights as the Greeks in the Eastern Mediterranean," said TRNC Prime Minister Ersin Tatar in a statement.Tatar said that some parties heighten hostilities when their interests in the region are being hampered, but this was not a rightful approach.The Turkish Cypriot premier's remarks came after Greece, Egypt, France, the Greek Cypriot administration, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) released the joint declaration…

yenisafak (2020-05-12). Africa reports over 3,000 new COVID-19 cases. yenisafak.com Number of coronavirus cases in the African continent reached 66,373 with 3,048 new infections over the past 24 hours, said the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday.The continent's death toll rose to 2,336, while the number of recoveries stood at 23,095.According to the update, North Africa continues to be the hardest-hit of the five geographic regions of the continent with 23,000 cases, while West Africa has 19,600 cases, Southern Africa 11,400, East Africa 6,500 and Central Africa 5,900.In terms of deaths, North Africa records 1,300 fatalities, West Africa 416, Southern Africa 225,…

yenisafak (2020-05-12). Ethiopian minister lauds Turkey for rapid response. yenisafak.com Turkey has been at the forefront of countries that responded quickly and positively to Ethiopia's calls for help in difficult times, Filson Abdulahi, Ethiopia's minister of women, children and youth, said on Tuesday. | The minister was speaking at a handover ceremony of a donation made by Yapi Merkezi, a Turkish construction company, of dry food in support of flood victims in the Somali regional state in eastern Ethiopia. | "We have been soliciting and mobilizing resources in response to the pandemic (COVID-19), and the Turkish government and investors were among those who came forward with positive and rapid re…

Staff (2020-05-12). "Losing the Fabric of the City": COVID-19 Took Chicago Black Lives First & Exposed Structural Racism. democracynow.org We look at the coronavirus pandemic's disproportionate toll on African Americans through the story of Chicago's first 100 recorded deaths. A report by ProPublica found that 70 of the first 100 people to die were African American. Black people account for 30% of Chicago's population and 72% of COVID-19 deaths. We speak with ProPublica reporter Adriana Gallardo, who contributed to the report "COVID-19 Took Black Lives First. It Didn't Have To." She says the story paints a picture of "sophisticated structural racism" in Chicago.

news.un (2020-05-11). UN peacekeepers killed in improvised explosive attack in Mali. news.un.org Three UN peacekeepers from Chad were killed in northern Mali on Sunday when their convoy hit a roadside bomb near Aguelhok, in the restive Kidal region. The improvised device also seriously injured four others who are now receiving medical care, the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said in a statement.

Ryan Cristián (2020-05-11). Doctors Speak Out About COVID 19 & The Violent Suppression Of Your Rights. thelastamericanvagabond.com The only question, is whether We The People have the courage to stand for what we know to be right, or if we will allow ourselves to be scared into passively accepting the "new normal," a locked down controlled society that was prepped for, planned out, and designed years ago. I for one, will never …

Derrick Broze (2020-05-11). This Is Why You Can't Trust The Fact Checkers. thelastamericanvagabond.com For the last eight years I have worked as a writer, researcher, and investigative reporter for many well-known American independent media outlets. I have spent my time investigating digital surveillance technology, attacks on indigenous communities, and the overall growth of the government and corporate power. As someone working in this field, writing about topics which …

teleSUR (2020-05-11). Bahrain Blocks Event Criticizing Normalization With Israel. telesurenglish.net Authorities in Bahrain canceled Saturday an online event on the Gulf state's normalization of relations with Israel, shortly after its transmission began on YouTube. | RELATED: | The event's organizer, the Bahraini Democratic Youth Society, said it had received a phone call from the security authorities ordering them to stop live-streaming the event "without discussions." | The president of Bahrain's chapter o…

Martin Begemann, Jan Seidel, Luise Poustka, Hannelore Ehrenreich (2020-05-11). Accumulated environmental risk in young refugees — A prospective evaluation. thelancet.com Young refugees, arriving in hosting countries with alarming 'risk burden', should be considered as highly vulnerable towards development of global functional deficits, behavioral abnormalities, and neuropsychiatric disorders. Rapid proactive integration or sustainable support of those who will return to rebuild their countries are mandatory.

news.un (2020-05-11). Battle 'not yet over' against locust invasions in East Africa and Yemen. news.un.org Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges, significant gains have been made against Desert Locust encroachment in East Africa and Yemen, with an estimated 720,000 tonnes of cereal saved from the swarms of migratory pests across 10 countries: enough to feed five million people a year, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday.

RT (2020-05-10). Trump to blame — again! Atlanta mayor pins controversial shooting of Ahmaud Arbery on WH 'rhetoric' giving 'permission to racists'. rt.com Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has used the controversial shooting of Ahmaud Arbery to attack the "rhetoric" being used by US President Donald Trump and his administration. | "It's 2020 and this was a 'lynching' of an African American man," Bottoms told CNN on Sunday about the case of Arbery, a black jogger who was allegedly chased and killed by two white men in Georgia at the end of February. | Arbery's case has gained national attention mainly due to the fact that murder charges were not filed until a cellphone video showing the 25-year-old man being confronted went viral in recent days. Gregory McMichae…

Fight Back (2020-05-10). Demands placed on Mayor Lightfoot to address impact of pandemic, economic crisis on Chicago students. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Close to 400,000 students in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) are in their seventh week of remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this haze of attempting to teach the children of Chicago one thing is becoming crystal clear: disparity. According to NBC Chicago 52% of coronavirus deaths are of African American people and 25% are Latinos. Working-class African American and Latino neighborhoods on the South and West Sides are being hit much harder than predominantly white neighborhoods downtown and on the North Side. | This disparity is being felt in 'schools.' Remote learning is impossible w…

Ed Sykes (2020-05-10). Academic says the US has 'something wrong in its soul' after lynching of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery. thecanary.co In February, a 25-year-old African-American civilian was One expert on African-American history had a particularly damning take on Arbery's murde…

Fight Back (2020-05-09). FRSO demands justice for Ahmaud Arbery. fightbacknews.org The Freedom Road Socialist Organization condemns the brutal murder Ahmaud Arbery, a young African American man in southern Georgia, who was killed by racist vigilantes on February 23. | Similar to the Trayvon Martin murder at the hands of racist vigilante George Zimmerman in 2012, this horrific murder highlights the savage and vicious nature of white supremacy in the Black Belt South, home to the African American nation and the majority of African Americans living in the United States. Brunswick, Georgia near where Ahmaud was murdered, is located on the southeastern edge of the Black Belt; it is a city of around…

Fight Back (2020-05-09). Unemployment highest since the Great Depression. fightbacknews.org San José, CA – On Friday, May 8, the U.S. Department of Labor released their monthly Employment Report for the month of April. The report said that the official unemployment rate soared from 4.4% in March to 14.7% in April, a jump of more than 10% in just one month. This is the highest monthly unemployment rate on records going back to 1948, and the worst since the Great Depression of the 1930s when unemployment peaked at about 25%. | As usual, oppressed nationality workers (African American, Chicano and Latino, and Asian American) were hardest hit. The unemployment rate for Chicanos and Latinos hit a record high…

Derrick Broze (2020-05-09). "We Need An Army Of Contact Tracers" — Meet The Enforcement Arm Of The "New Normal" thelastamericanvagabond.com As the people of the world grapple with a pandemic that is demonstrably less deadly than originally reported, the public is being primed to accept an exponential increase in invasions of personal liberty and privacy. Every day the public grows more weary of lock downs which seem to never end, and the bankrupting of individuals …

Ryan Cristián (2020-05-09). "Gene-Edited" Future Justified By COVID-19 & France Admits Athletes Infected At Wuhan Military Games. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/8/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

news.un (2020-05-09). UN condemns deadly shelling on civilian areas of Libyan capital. news.un.org The UN Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned several recent attacks on civilian areas of the Libyan Capital, Tripoli, which have reportedly caused deaths and injuries.

Staff (2020-05-08). "A Lynch Mob": After Months of Inaction, 2 White Men Are Charged with Murder of Ahmaud Arbery in GA. democracynow.org The two white men caught on camera shooting and killing Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old African American man, were arrested and charged Thursday with murder. The arrests came two days after video of the attack in February was shared with the public, sparking widespread outrage. Today would have been Arbery's 26th birthday. We speak with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents the Arbery family and formerly represented Trayvon Martin.

2020-05-13: Social Media Postees

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Paramilitary Panda: WWF Land Grabs Rooted in Covert Apartheid History
Michael Molitch-Hou | indybay.org | 2020-05-13
According to a BuzzFeed News series, the WWF has been tied to paramilitary violence in third world countries. What they completely ignored was that the WWF was previously involved in the murder of 6,000 anti-apartheid activists in South Africa a part of an "anti-poaching" mission in the 1980s. All evidence seems to suggest that the WWF was used as cover for an MI6 operation on behalf of powerful business interests in South Africa.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/12/18832991.php

Egypt and Ethiopia: Could it be war?
Abdel Bari Atwan | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-13
A showdown over Nile waters is looming as the world looks the other way | While the world is diverted by the coronavirus crisis, Ethiopia is just weeks away from starting to fill the reservoir of its Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile, to the great dismay of Egypt whose vital supply of water stands to be severely reduced. | Last week, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri sent a letter to all members of the UN Security Council setting out the country's perspective on developments in the long-running dispute over the dam, detailing its efforts to reach an equitable solution, and warning of t…

Egypt and Ethiopia: Could it be war?

Only Three Countries Control Over 80% of Global Diamond Reserves
Justinas Baltrusaitis | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-13
Only three countries are in control of more than three quarters of the world's diamond reserves globally. Data gathered and calculated by Learnbonds.com indicates that Russia, Congo, and Botswana combined account for at least 80.6% of the world diamond reserves….
globalresearch.ca/only-three-countries-control-over-80-global-diamond-reserves/5712816

Africa: COVID Crisis Could Lead to Increase in AIDS Deaths
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-13
WHO and UNAIDS representatives warned on May 12 that an AIDS treatment could increase the total sum of HIV-related deaths by up to 500,000 in Africa. | RELATED: | Lebanon to Enter 4-Day Lockdown After Jump in COVID-19 Cases | According to the UNAIDS modeling group preclusion, the COVID-19 crisis could cause antiretroviral drug scarcity and treatment to cease if African HIV patients are not prioritized during the COVID spread. UN and WHO forecasts show a possible half million peo…
telesurenglish.net/news/africa-covid-sanitary-crisis-could-lead-to-hiv-death-increase-20200513-0002.html

If we must die, don't let it be from COVID-19
Tanuke Smith | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-13
Not much has changed in the Black community. The strategy of controlling wealth, access to healthcare, and the demise of African Americans is still as calculated as ever. The mainstream media reports daily on the death rate in Black communities, stemming from crime, police brutality, or COVID-19. As April arrived, the cruel face of reality …
peoplesworld.org/article/if-we-must-die-dont-let-it-be-from-covid-19/

China reacts with Zero tolerance for racist incidents
Joshua Hanks | workers.org | 2020-05-13
Reports surfaced in April of cases of discrimination against African workers in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong as pictures appeared on the internet of a sign refusing service to Africans at a McDonald's restaurant and allegations that Africans were being evicted from hotels. Ambassador Liu Yuxi, head of Mission . . . | Continue reading China reacts with Zero tolerance for racist incidents at Workers.org…
workers.org/2020/05/48572/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=china-reacts-with-zero-tolerance-for-racist-incidents

Tunisia relaxes curfew after 3 days without new coronavirus cases
rt.com | 2020-05-13
Tunisia has announced a reduction of its nightly curfew hours after three consecutive days without recording any new coronavirus cases, state media reported on Wednesday. | The North African democracy imposed the curfew in March in a bid to slow the spread of the virus, combined with a lockdown that shuttered all but key shops and services. President Kais Saied has cut the curfew hours to 11pm to 5am instead of 8pm to 6am, 10 days after the start of a gradual reopening of the bureaucracy and economy. | The government announced that no new coronavirus cases have been recorded for three days in a row, with 1,032…
rt.com/newsline/488547-tunisia-relaxes-nightly-curfew/

History of Ghana: The Tragedy of One-time Military Ruler Ignatius Acheampong: Visionary and Kleptocrat
Adeyinka Makinde | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-13
"Beloved Ghana, born with a deep sense of pride, nurtured with unshakeable courage, has said goodbye forever to reaction, to timidity and hypocrisy in Government, and to the suppression of the interests and welfare of the people. Together we shall …
globalresearch.ca/ignatius-acheampong-visionary-kleptocrat/5712728

IndustriALL questions violations of worker rights by Shell in Nigeria
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-13
82% of oil giant Shell's workforce in Nigeria is sourced through labor contractors. As per IndustriALL, the workers "live in poverty with no job security, poor healthcare and little regard for health and safety."
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/13/industriall-questions-violations-of-worker-rights-by-shell-in-nigeria/

"Losing the Fabric of the City": COVID-19 Took Chicago Black Lives First & Exposed Structural Racism
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-12
We look at the coronavirus pandemic's disproportionate toll on African Americans through the story of Chicago's first 100 recorded deaths. A report by ProPublica found that 70 of the first 100 people to die were African American. Black people account for 30% of Chicago's population and 72% of COVID-19 deaths. We speak with ProPublica reporter Adriana Gallardo, who contributed to the report "COVID-19 Took Black Lives First. It Didn't Have To." She says the story paints a picture of "sophisticated structural racism" in Chicago.
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/12/chicago_70_black_people_dead_first

Paramilitary Panda: WWF Land Grabs Rooted in Covert Apartheid History
Michael Molitch-Hou | indybay.org | 2020-05-12
According to a BuzzFeed News series, the WWF has been tied to paramilitary violence in third world countries. What they completely ignored was that the WWF was previously involved in the murder of 6,000 anti-apartheid activists in South Africa a part of an "anti-poaching" mission in the 1980s. All evidence seems to suggest that the WWF was used as cover for an MI6 operation on behalf of powerful business interests in South Africa.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/12/18832991.php

Turkey says 5 states forming 'alliance of evil' as they denounce Ankara's policies in E. Mediterranean, Libya
rt.com | 2020-05-12
Turkey accused Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, France and the United Arab Emirates of seeking to form an "alliance of evil" on Tuesday, after they issued a joint declaration denouncing Ankara's policies in the eastern Mediterranean and Libya. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said the five countries were pursuing "regional chaos and instability." | The foreign ministers of the five countries held a teleconference on Monday to discuss the situation in the eastern Mediterranean

Thousands Flee Violence in Nigeria, Seek Refuge in Niger: UNHCR
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-12
An estimated 23,000 Nigerians fled their country since April, seeking asylum in neighboring Niger as the security situation continues to deteriorate amid brutal violence in northwest Nigeria, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Tuesday. | RELATED: | HIV Deaths Could Double in Sub-Saharan Africa Due to COVID-19 | "We are working closely with authorities in Niger to relocate at least 7,000 refugees to safety … where water, food, shelter, access to he…
telesurenglish.net/news/Thousands-Flee-Violence-in-Nigeria-Seek-Refuge-in-Niger-UNHCR-20200512-0015.html

South Africa: COVID-19 Crisis Unmasks Dangers of Profit Oriented Healthcare
Salimah Valiani | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
The pandemic has shown the need for medical care and interventions that have nothing to do with profit. But not even SA's proposed National Health Insurance would fit the bill. | *** | Covid-19 has been linked to a number of truth …
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-dangers-commodified-healthcare/5712640

COVID-19 Took Chicago Black Lives First and Exposed Structural Racism
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-12
We look at the coronavirus pandemic's disproportionate toll on African Americans through the story of Chicago's first 100 recorded deaths. A report by ProPublica found that 70 of the first 100 people to die were African American. Black people account for 30% of Chicago's population and 72% of COVID-19 deaths. We speak with ProPublica reporter Adriana Gallardo, who contributed to the report "COVID-19 Took Black Lives First. It Didn't Have To." She says the story paints a picture of "sophisticated struct…
truthout.org/video/covid-19-took-chicago-black-lives-first-and-exposed-structural-racism/

View Intl. Quds Day's rally online via Instagram program, other social platforms in English from S. Africa
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-12
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Mountains Of Evidence Show COVID-19 Was All Over The World Oct/Nov 2019, Why Is It Being Ignored?
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-12
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/12/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/mountains-evidence-show-covid-19-was-all-over-world-oct-nov-2019-why-being-ignored/

Madagascar Slams WHO for Not Endorsing Its Herbal Cure
Felix Tih | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-12
Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina has slammed the World Health Organization for not endorsing its COVID-19 herbal cure. | Last month, the Malagasy president officially launched Covid-Organics (CVO), an organic herbal concoction, claiming that it can prevent and cure patients suffering from …
globalresearch.ca/madagascar-slams-who-not-endorsing-herbal-cure/5712617

Delivery of Talc for Pleurodesis of Malignant Pleural Effusions–Reply
Bhatnagar R, Maskell NA. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-05-12
In Reply The methods for our study were fully detailed in the eAppendix in the Supplement and included a comprehensive, 28-step recommended approach to performing medical thoracoscopy. One of these steps was ensuring even pleural coverage of talc. The article also made clear that procedures were performed while individuals were under local anesthesia and moderate sedation rather than general anesthetic.
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Delivery of Talc for Pleurodesis of Malignant Pleural Effusions
Wollbrett C, Seitlinger J, Renaud S. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-05-12
To the Editor Dr Bhatnagar and colleagues examined the effect of thoracoscopic talc poudrage vs talc slurry on pleurodesis in individuals with malignant pleural effusions and found no significant differences between the procedures. We have a number of concerns about the study.
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Saharawi political prisoner Bachir Khada: "I only dream of my freedom"
Bahia Mahmud Awah | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-12
The story of Saharawi journalist Bachir Khada, political prisoner condemned to more than 20 years in Morocco because of his participation in the struggle to free Western Sahara. Today he is one of the thousands of prisoners that demands to be freed amid the pandemic…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/12/saharawi-political-prisoner-bachir-khada-i-only-dream-of-my-freedom/

Nigeria: COVID-19 compounds economic recession provoked by oil price slump
wsws.org | 2020-05-12
Medical and other experts are against the easing of restrictions, with the National Medical Association and the Federal Capital Territory Youth Task Force on COVID-19 both asking Buhari not to ease the lockdown.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/12/nige-m12.html

Sanctions = Health terrorism
Betsey Piette | workers.org | 2020-05-12
A timely international webinar, sponsored by SanctionsKill.org on May 9, featured representatives from Cuba, Iran, Nicaragua, Syria and Venezuela, plus a statement from Zimbabwe addressing the deadly impact of U.S. sanctions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 1,000 people from nearly every continent, including multiple U.S. cities, viewed the event. The . . . | Continue reading Sanctions = Health terrorism at Workers.org…
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Africa Is Not Waiting to Be Saved From the Coronavirus
Nanjala Nyabola | thenation.com | 2020-05-11
Africa Is Not Waiting to Be Saved From the Coronavirus…
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China Sent Medical Aid to Zimbabwe
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-11
A Chinese medical staff arrived on May 11 in Zimbabwe to assist the African nation to contain the spread of COVID-19. The 12 health workers traveled from the Hunan province to Zimbabwe. | RELATED: | Iran: Military Vessel Accident Leaves 19 Dead and 15 Injured | Alongside the group, Zimbabwe received medical aid, consisting of ventilators, nucleic acid testing kits, masks, and biosecurity suits. | Zhu Yimin, medical team leader, stressed Zimbabwe and other African nations helped C…
telesurenglish.net/news/china-sends-medical-aid-to-zimabwe-20200511-0007.html

HIV Deaths Could Double in Sub-Saharan Africa Due to COVID-19
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-11
Disruption of antiretroviral therapy in HIV/AIDS patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic could cause more than 500,000 deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa over the next year, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nation (U.N.) AIDS said Monday. | RELATED: | Coronavirus Could Kill Over 190,000 People in Africa, WHO Warns | Modeling conducted for the two U.N. agencies revealed that a six-month interruption in HIV healthcare services could set the region back by a decade when almost one mi…
telesurenglish.net/news/HIV-Deaths-Could-Double-in-Sub-Saharan-Africa-Due-to-COVID-19–20200511-0013.html

Will COVID Crack America's Racist Egg?
Gordon Duff | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-11
In early May 2020, a former police officer living in Brunswick, Georgia, a rural town just north of the Florida state line, aided by his son, ambushed and killed a 25-year-old African American jogger. | This incident isn't unique, as we will see, but it tells a different story now than it would have at other times in America's violent history. | The weeks of lockdown across America, that and not just the mass deaths but the orchestrated campaign of wild conspiracy theories coming out of the failed and disgraced Trump White House, has led to what can only be described as a "melt down." | Americans are buying guns…

Will COVID Crack America’s Racist Egg?

N. Cyprus slams joint declaration on E. Mediterranean
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-12
The premier of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) slammed on Tuesday a joint declaration dubbing Turkey's activities in the Eastern Mediterranean as "illegal"."Turkish Cypriots have as much rights as the Greeks in the Eastern Mediterranean," said TRNC Prime Minister Ersin Tatar in a statement.Tatar said that some parties heighten hostilities when their interests in the region are being hampered, but this was not a rightful approach.The Turkish Cypriot premier's remarks came after Greece, Egypt, France, the Greek Cypriot administration, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) released the joint declaration…
yenisafak.com/en/news/n-cyprus-slams-joint-declaration-on-e-mediterranean-3519288

Africa reports over 3,000 new COVID-19 cases
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-12
Number of coronavirus cases in the African continent reached 66,373 with 3,048 new infections over the past 24 hours, said the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday.The continent's death toll rose to 2,336, while the number of recoveries stood at 23,095.According to the update, North Africa continues to be the hardest-hit of the five geographic regions of the continent with 23,000 cases, while West Africa has 19,600 cases, Southern Africa 11,400, East Africa 6,500 and Central Africa 5,900.In terms of deaths, North Africa records 1,300 fatalities, West Africa 416, Southern Africa 225,…
yenisafak.com/en/world/africa-reports-over-3000-new-covid-19-cases-3519285

Ethiopian minister lauds Turkey for rapid response
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-12
Turkey has been at the forefront of countries that responded quickly and positively to Ethiopia's calls for help in difficult times, Filson Abdulahi, Ethiopia's minister of women, children and youth, said on Tuesday. | The minister was speaking at a handover ceremony of a donation made by Yapi Merkezi, a Turkish construction company, of dry food in support of flood victims in the Somali regional state in eastern Ethiopia. | "We have been soliciting and mobilizing resources in response to the pandemic (COVID-19), and the Turkish government and investors were among those who came forward with positive and rapid re…
yenisafak.com/en/world/ethiopian-minister-lauds-turkey-for-rapid-response-3519298

UN peacekeepers killed in improvised explosive attack in Mali
news.un.org | 2020-05-11
Three UN peacekeepers from Chad were killed in northern Mali on Sunday when their convoy hit a roadside bomb near Aguelhok, in the restive Kidal region. The improvised device also seriously injured four others who are now receiving medical care, the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said in a statement.
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Doctors Speak Out About COVID 19 & The Violent Suppression Of Your Rights
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-11
The only question, is whether We The People have the courage to stand for what we know to be right, or if we will allow ourselves to be scared into passively accepting the "new normal," a locked down controlled society that was prepped for, planned out, and designed years ago. I for one, will never …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/censorship/doctors-speak-out-about-covid-19-violent-suppression-your-rights/

This Is Why You Can't Trust The Fact Checkers
Derrick Broze | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-11
For the last eight years I have worked as a writer, researcher, and investigative reporter for many well-known American independent media outlets. I have spent my time investigating digital surveillance technology, attacks on indigenous communities, and the overall growth of the government and corporate power. As someone working in this field, writing about topics which …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/censorship/this-is-why-you-cant-trust-the-fact-checkers/

Bahrain Blocks Event Criticizing Normalization With Israel
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-11
Authorities in Bahrain canceled Saturday an online event on the Gulf state's normalization of relations with Israel, shortly after its transmission began on YouTube. | RELATED: | Israel Plans Thousands New Illegal Settlements in the West Bank | The event's organizer, the Bahraini Democratic Youth Society, said it had received a phone call from the security authorities ordering them to stop live-streaming the event "without discussions." | The president of Bahrain's chapter o…
telesurenglish.net/news/Bahrain-Blocks-Event-Criticizing-Normalization-With-Israel-20200511-0011.html

Battle 'not yet over' against locust invasions in East Africa and Yemen
news.un.org | 2020-05-11
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges, significant gains have been made against Desert Locust encroachment in East Africa and Yemen, with an estimated 720,000 tonnes of cereal saved from the swarms of migratory pests across 10 countries: enough to feed five million people a year, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday.
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[Correspondence] An international registry for emergent pathogens and pregnancy
Alice Panchaud, Guillaume Favre, Leo Pomar, Manon Vouga, Karoline Aebi-Popp, David Baud, COVI-Preg group | thelancet.com | 2020-04-27
Emerging infectious diseases require a global approach and adaptive tools to allow for rapid and comprehensive characterisation of the risks associated with the disease, particularly in pregnancy. Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to infections because of their relative immunosuppressed state, restricted cardiorespiratory capacity, and the potential for adverse pregnancy or perinatal outcomes (eg, preterm birth, vertical transmission, fetal growth restriction, fetal anomalies, and death), as observed with severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus, Middle East respiratory syndrome-related coro…
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[Commentary] SARS-CoV-2 pandemic expanding in sub-Saharan Africa: Considerations for COVID-19 in people living with HIV
Paul K. Drain, Nigel Garrett | thelancet.com | 2020-04-21
In December 2019, a novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, started a global pandemic of respiratory illness, termed COVID-19 [1]. The spectrum of COVID-19 has ranged from a mild, self-limiting respiratory tract illness to severe progressive pneumonia, multi-organ failure, and death [2]. Older patients and those with a weaker immune system appear to have a greater risk of death [3]. Thus far, the vast majority of deaths from COVID-19 have occurred in Italy, China, Iran, and Spain–all Northern hemisphere countries with good health care resources and a low HIV prevalence.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PIIS2589-5370(20)30086-9/fulltext?rss=yes