2021-05-15: News Headlines

Juan Cole (2021-05-15). Gaza and Israel's Kidnapper's Dilemma: Keeping a Million Children Brutalized in its dark Basement. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — A war is when two antagonists fight one another all-out, until in fairly short order one wins and the other loses. On December 11, 1941, Mussolini declared war on the United States. Then later on the US invaded Italy from Tunisia under Gen. Patton. On July 25, 1943, Mussolini lost …

Irene Torres, Daniel Lopez-Cevallos, Osvaldo Artaza, Barbara Profeta, JaHyun Kang, Cristiani Vieira Machado (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Vaccine scarcity in LMICs is a failure of global solidarity and multilateral instruments. thelancet.com To address COVID-19 vaccine scarcity, Ivan Sisa and colleagues1 justify placebo-controlled trials in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), arguing that these countries have "less capacity to negotiate and purchase vaccines than do high-income countries" and that the global shortage can be overcome with more vaccine producers coming from such trials. We are concerned that this reasoning sets the wrong precedent because approving such a trial should show that evidence can only be reached with this design.

WSWS repost (2021-05-15). End of CDC masking guidelines aimed at "normalizing" death. indybay.org The CDC's guidance is a political, not a scientific decision. It is intended to signal that all remaining measures that impinge on business interests, from social distancing requirements to enhanced sanitary guidelines, are to be dropped.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-14). On the Fifth Day of the Aggression on Gaza, State Terrorism is Evident, and an Exodus Reminiscent of the Scenes of the Nakba. libya360.wordpress.com 39 civilians were killed, including (14) children and (13) women, and (224) civilians were wounded, including (60) women, (63) children and two journalists The toll of the aggression rose to (122) dead, including (31) children and (20) women, and (542) wounded, including (158) children and (121) women ÿßÿ±ÿ™ŸÅÿßÿπ ÿ≠ÿµŸäŸÑÿ© ÿߟÑÿπÿØŸàÿßŸÜ ÿ•ŸÑŸâ (122) ŸÇÿ™Ÿä&Y…

Israel Shahak (2021-05-14). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

Staff (2021-05-14). State doles out severe sentence for threatening speech while cops kill people with ketamine. therealnews.com With over 900 residents injected with ketamine while in police custody between 2018 and 2020, police in the state of Colorado have turned the public into "unwitting guinea pigs" of a deadly pharmacological experiment.

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-14). If I fall in the struggle, take my place. mronline.org Ugliness defines the mood of state violence from Cali (Colombia) to Durban (South Africa), each context different and the depth of the violence particular to the location. Images of security forces cracking down on people trying to express their political rights have become commonplace. | May 14, 2021…

WSWS (2021-05-14). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Strikes across Italy to protest high death rates in work accidents; Intensive care nurses protest in France as Covid overwhelms hospitals as lockdown is lifted; After series of union sellouts at bus companies London bus workers strike vote against remote sign on; Teachers in UK oppose victimisations, attacks on jobs, pay and conditions including privatisation…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-14). Global cry to demand release of South African activists. peoplesdispatch.org Activists from across the globe have joined South Africa's shack dweller movement Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM) in demanding the immediate release of activists Mqapheli Bonono, Siniko Miya, and Maphiwe Gasa and the dropping of all charges against them. Since May 4, the movement has been condemning what they believe to be a politically motivated farce aimed to attack their movement. | The three have been charged with 'conspiracy to commit murder' and police allege that in a public meeting organized by the movement, they had discussed plans to assassinate witnesses to a murder. The movement has already pointed out th…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-14). NATO's Number 2 says Russia exploits "occupied" Crimea to spread its military influence in the Mediterranean and Northern Africa. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO's Number 2 says Russia exploits "occupied" Crimea to spread its military influence in the Mediterranean and Northern AfricaRick Rozoff Speaking to the Atlantic Club of Bulgaria yesterday, NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana said that Russia is using occupied (his word) Crimea to spread its military influence in the Mediterranean and Northern Africa. Himself …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-14). Interview with Tatiana Moreno: 'Colombia Is A Narco-State'. libya360.wordpress.com Oliver Vargas & Kathryn Ledebur Tatiana Moreno of Congreso de los Pueblos Kawsachun News spoke to Tatiana Moreno of the Colombian social movement Congreso de los Pueblos after two weeks of mobilzations. We discussed the ongoing brutal repression against demonstrators by Ivan Duque's security forces. Understanding the context of the mass protests requires us to…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-14). U.S. Recruits Students from Georgia's "Occupied Territories," Israel Supplies Missiles. libya360.wordpress.com Rick Rozoff The U.S.-NATO-EU triumvirate, after subduing the European continent in a manner Charlemagne, Napoleon and Hitler could only dream of, can't refrain from taunting Russia in every country bordering it except Belarus (for the moment), China and North Korea. Norway, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are now NATO and EU members; Finland, Georgia, Ukraine…

Nabeela S. Malik, Saisakul Chernbumroong, Yuanwei Xu, James Vassallo, Justine Lee, Douglas M. Bowley, Timothy Hodgetts, Christopher G Moran, Janet M Lord, Antonio Belli, Damian Keene, Mark Foster, Georgios V Gkoutos (2021-05-14). [Research Paper] The BCD Triage Sieve outperforms all existing major incident triage tools: Comparative analysis using the UK national trauma registry population. thelancet.com The BCD Triage Sieve performed best in this nationally representative population; we recommend it supersede the NARU Triage Sieve as the UK primary major incident triage tool. Validated triage category definitions are recommended for appraising future major incidents.

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