Daily Archives: 2021-05-05

2021-05-05: News Headlines

sputniknews (2021-05-05). 12 Members of US Congress Call on Biden Not to Support India's IP Waiver Request. sputniknews.com In October 2020, India and South Africa submitted a proposal to the World Trade Organisation to allow member countries to waive intellectual property rights, including patents related to COVID-19 vaccines and other technologies during the pandemic.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-05). Brazil: The Impacts of Wildcat Mining for Women. libya360.wordpress.com Martha Raquel Illustration: The Struggle of Indigenous Women in Brazil — Fernando Bertolo Indigenous peoples live in distress, anguish, and fear due to the illegal activity and the risk of mercury contamination Illicit mining activity has daily impacts on indigenous peoples in Brazil. Invasions ushered by wildcat mining meddle and disrupt the dynamics and lives…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-05). Colombian Campesino Leader: This is an Authoritarian Regime. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News Social movements participate in Colombia's national strike demonstrations. April 28, 2021. Photo: Surcando Comunicaciones We interviewed Ernesto Alexander Roa, President of the Coordinador Nacional Agrario de Colombia (National Agrarian Coordinator of Colombia — CNA), an indigenous and Afro-campesino organization that works for the defense and recovery of Colombia's rural areas, dignified life and popular sovereignty. Ernesto spoke to…

WSWS (2021-05-05). Papua New Guinea parliament adjourned amid escalating COVID-19 crisis. wsws.org Prime Minister Marape is cynically using the escalating COVID-19 pandemic, which is devastating the population, to block his own removal from office before the 2022 election.

Staff (2021-05-05). Pressure Grows on Biden to Back WTO Waiver on Vaccine Technology. truthout.org Pressure is growing on the Biden administration to support a temporary waiver on intellectual property rights for COVID-related medicines and vaccines at the World Trade Organization. India and South Africa first proposed the waiver in October, but it was blocked by the United States and other wealthy members of the WTO. Big Pharma has also come out against the proposal and has lobbied Washington to preserve its monopoly control. More than 100 countries have supported the waiver, which they say is critical…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-05). Military Situation In The Lake Chad Area On May 5, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 3, the Nigerian Army reportedly repelled Boko Haram attack in Rann town of Kala Balge area. 2 Nigerian Army personnel were killed | On May 3, ‚ÄåBoko Haram attacked a Nigerian Army HQ in Ajiri. 6 Nigerian Army personnel were killed in the attack | On May 4, ISWAP raided the border village of Kanamma. This is at least the fourth incursion by ISWAP terrorist group in recent days | On May 3, Boko Haram terrorists raided the areas of Zaki, Dambam, Darazo,…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-05). Video Of French Journalist Abducted By Al-Qaeda In Mali Surfaced Online. southfront.org Olivier Dubois as seen in the recently released video. | On May 5th, a video showing French Journalist Olivier Dubois, who went missing last month while working in Mali's northern city of Gao, surfaced online. | In the video, Dubois says he was kidnapped on April 8 by al-Qaida-linked Jama'at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM). The journalist calls on his family, friends and French authorities to work for his release. |

The Jamal Journal (2021-05-05). Never Forget the May 13, 1985 Massacre! Honor Delisha and Tree Africa by Freeing Mumia! indybay.org We do not have words to describe how awful it was to learn that the remains of murdered MOVE children Delisha Africa and Tree Africa were being used by the University of Pennsylania and Princeton University in such a disrespectful way. An article written by the Jamal Journal focusing on this painful tragedy will be released soon. A compilation of news stories is featured above. To mark the upcoming 36th anniversary of the May 13, 1985 massacre. A powerful 2010 video interview with Ramona Africa and an accompanying article written by Angola 3 News is reprinted below.

teleSUR (2021-05-05). Jamaica Imposes Travel Ban on Trinidad and Tobago. telesurenglish.net To prevent the entry of the South African variant of the coronavirus, Jamaica will prohibit the entry of all visitors from Trinidad and Tobago. | RELATED: | The Jamaican government has also an extended list of countries that are restricted for travel. Among them are Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, and Peru where the Brazilian variant has been found. | On Monday, Trinidad's Prime Minister Keith Rowley announced the new ban on his count…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-05). Algerian journalists protest state persecution on World Press Freedom Day. peoplesdispatch.org A sustained and systematic campaign by the Algerian government has targeted journalists and news portals critical of its policies. Several journalists have been arbitrarily detained or face judicial persecution…

_____ (2021-05-05). Morocco Needs a New Approach to Media If It Wants a Solution to Its Sahara Row. strategic-culture.org A row is brewing between EU countries and even Brussels itself and Rabat over Western Sahara. Rabat needs to now rethink both diplomacy and media as it can't afford the consequences. | Just recently Morocco's foreign minister, a man who usually shies away from the media spotlight, gave an interview with a Spanish news agency berating Spain's recent decision to admit the leader of the Algerian-backed Polisario to one of its hospitals. | The interview itself raised few eyebrows in Morocco itself as many commented that Nasser Bourita is just parroting what the Rabat elite and the palace itself would have seen as a b…

Staff (2021-05-05). Turkey, Egypt to hold first political consultation in 8 years. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Ankara and Cairo are set to hold political consultation after some eight years.

sputniknews (2021-05-05). Turkey, Egypt to Hold Consultations at Level of Deputy Foreign Ministers After 8-Year Hiatus. sputniknews.com ANKARA (Sputnik) – Turkey and Egypt will hold political consultations at the level of deputy foreign ministers on 5-6 May in Cairo and will discuss steps towards normalising relations between the two countries, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Eurasia Review (2021-05-05). No-Take Marine Reserves Benefit Overfished Reefs. eurasiareview.com A powerful, long-term study from WCS adds scientific backing for global calls for conserving 30 percent of the world's ocean. The studied no-take marine protected areas (MPAs) increased the growth of fish populations by 42 percent when fishing was unsustainable in surrounding areas, achieving the benefits of stable and high production of fish populations for fishers, while protecting threatened ecosystems. | The study recorded fish catches for 24-years across a dozen fish landing sites within two counties in Kenya, which allowed scientists to evaluate the long-term impacts of two different fisheries management…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-05). Torch of Farmers Agitation in Delhi Border Continues to Shimmer Like a Prairie Fire. libya360.wordpress.com Harsh Thakor Gadri Gulab Kaur Nagar stage was launched at Delhi's Tikri Border by the women wing of Bharatiya Kisan Union Ekta (Ugrahan) on May3rd The tempo of farmers movement continues at Tikri border at similar pitch as before with intensity of Coal in a blast furnace. A series of programmes have been launched by…

Staff (2021-05-05). 'Turkey respects Libya's sovereignty & political unity'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Turkey's FM Mevlut Cavusoglu said his country prioritizes protecting the sovereignty and unity of independent Libya…

Cuba Solidarity Campaign (2021-05-05). British MPs Sign Parliamentary Motion in Support of Normalising Relations Between Cuba and the US and Ending the Blockade. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Fifty seven British …

Maina Waruru (2021-05-05). Ugandan farmers whose land will soon become a crude oil pipeline pathway lose years of livelihood. nationofchange.org After years of uncertainty, communities are demanding proper compensation from major oil companies who will soon begin construction of a major pipeline through their land.

Imani Countess (2021-05-05). Zimbabwe's Unions Declare an End to 'Business as Usual'. zcomm.org With Zimbabwe's workers fighting for justice, it's time for a fundamental rethink of U.S. policy toward the country.

Staff (2021-05-04). "Exterminate All the Brutes": Filmmaker Raoul Peck Explores Colonialism & Origins of White Supremacy. democracynow.org A new four-part documentary series, "Exterminate All the Brutes," delves deeply into the legacy of European colonialism from the Americas to Africa. It has been described as an unflinching narrative of genocide and exploitation, beginning with the colonizing of Indigenous land that is now called the United States. The documentary series seeks to counter "the type of lies, the type of propaganda, the type of abuse, that we have been subject to all of these years," says director and Haitian-born filmmaker Raoul Peck. "We have the means to tell the real story, and that's exactly what I decided to do," Peck says. "Ev…

Staff (2021-05-04). Epic New Documentary Series Exposes Brutality of European Colonialism Worldwide. truthout.org Image Credit: Courtesy HBO | A new four-part documentary series, Exterminate All the Brutes, delves deeply into the legacy of European colonialism from the Americas to Africa. It has been described as an unflinching narrative of genocide and exploitation, beginning with the colonizing of Indigenous land that is now called the United States. The documentary series seeks to counter "the type of lies, the type of propaganda, the type of abuse, that we have been subject to all of these years," sa…

Lee Dlugin (2021-05-04). Republicans' Jim Crow 2.0 voter suppression laws spark fight for democracy. peoplesworld.org The country is today faced with a fundamental crisis with the proliferation of voter suppression laws, nullification of votes cast, and the determination of the Republican Party and pro-fascist forces to prevent people—particularly African Americans, Latinx, youth, and seniors—from voting. The so-called excuse for this proliferation is the myth of voter fraud, the same false …

Mumia Abu-Jamal (2021-05-04). 'Indomitable spirit that refuses to be broken': Albert Woodfox and Mumia Abu-Jamal. workers.org The following exchange between political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, wrongly incarcerated since Dec. 9, 1981, and Albert Woodfox, of the Angola Three, released in February 2016 after nearly 45 years of incarceration, most in solitary confinement, was recorded by Prison Radio. It aired as part of an evening of solidarity with . . . |

Anonymous007 (2021-05-04). Egypt To Buy 30 Rafale Fighter Jets From France, As It Looks To Replace U.S. As Key Weapon Provider. southfront.org Egypt signed a contract with France to buy 30 Rafale fighter jets in a deal that investigative website Disclose said…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-04). Libya Calls On Turkey To End Its Military And Mercenary Presence In Vain. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 3rd, Libya's Foreign Minister, Najla al-Manqoush called on all foreign forces and mercenaries to leave the country as soon as possible. | She was speaking at a press conference in Tripoli, alongside Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. | She urged Ankara to implement UN Security Council resolutions demanding the repatriation of more than 20,000 foreign fighters and mercenaries from Libya."We call on [Turkey] to take steps to implement all the provisio…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-04). Colombia an Imperial Beachhead: The War of the Colombian Oligarchy and Duque against Venezuela. libya360.wordpress.com Mison Verdad Colombian President, Iván Duque, participates in a military promotion ceremony in Bogotá (Photo: EFE) One year after it sought to invade Venezuela and capture President Nicolás Maduro with Operation Gideon, the Colombian government continues to participate in conspiracies planned in Washington to bring about regime change in Caracas. Since 2018, when the attempted…

BenarNews (2021-05-04). Malaysia: Running Out Of COVID-19 Beds; Indian Variant Comes To Southeast Asia. eurasiareview.com By Hadi Azmi, Noah Lee and Nontarat Phaicharoen | The highly contagious "Indian variant" of the coronavirus has reached the shores of Malaysia and Indonesia, health officials said Monday. | Malaysian hospitals, meanwhile, are dangerously close to running out of beds for COVID-19 patients, with the country recording 60,000 new infections since early April, the Health Department chief said. | "We have detected one case of the [Indian] variant at our international gateway, and so far, we had only seen variants from South Africa and the U.K.," Malaysian Health Minister Adham Baba said. | Making matters worse is a…

news.un (2021-05-04). Joy in South Sudan, as schools reopen after 14-month COVID lockdown. news.un.org The countrywide reopening of schools in South Sudan is a welcome step on the road to "normalcy" for youngsters, two in three of whom need humanitarian assistance, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

Kenya Elliot (2021-05-04). Despite India disaster, U.S. refuses COVID vaccine patent waivers. zcomm.org The true motivation is a desire to protect the profits of corporations and capitalists over human lives…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-04). Top-level Turkish civilian-military delegation visits Libya. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Top-level Turkish civilian-military delegation visits LibyaRick Rozoff While the world has been in lockdown because of the Covid epidemic, a new military power has appeared on the world stage: Turkey. One which has shot down Syrian, Russian and Armenian military aircraft and faced no consequences. One which has obtained Russian S-400 anti-aircraft weapons but whose …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-04). Top-Level Turkish Civilian-Military Delegation Visits Libya. libya360.wordpress.com Rick Rozoff Libya's Foreign Minister Najla al-Mangoush and Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu give a joint press conference in the capital Tripoli on May 3, 2021. (AFP) While the world has been in lockdown because of the Covid epidemic, a new military power has appeared on the world stage: Turkey. One which has shot down Syrian,…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-04). Top-Level Turkish Civilian-Military Delegation Visits Libya. news.antiwar.com While the world has been in lockdown because of the COVID epidemic, a new military power has appeared on the world stage: Turkey. One which has shot down Syrian, Russian and Armenian military aircraft and faced no consequences. One which has obtained Russian S-400 anti-aircraft weapons but whose standing as NATO's second largest and most …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-04). Protests in El Salvador after new assembly ousts Supreme Court judges and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the ousting of Supreme Court judges in El Salvador, the push towards the removal of Turkish forces from Libya, and more…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-04). What's Happening in Nayib Bukele's El Salvador? libya360.wordpress.com El Instituto Samuel Robinson The decision of the Salvadoran Congress, dominated by President Nayib Bukele's Nuevas Ideas party, to dismiss the magistrates of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court and the Attorney General raised local and international concerns about the division of powers in the Central American country to the highest level. Scenario: As…

The Jamal Journal (2021-05-04). Never Forget the May 13, 1985 Massacre! Honor Delisha and Tree Africa by Freeing Mumia! indybay.org We do not have words to describe how awful it was to learn that the remains of murdered MOVE children Delisha Africa and Tree Africa were being used by the University of Pennsylania and Princeton University in such a disrespectful way. An article written by the Jamal Journal focusing on this painful tragedy will be released soon. A compilation of news stories is featured above. To mark the upcoming 36th anniversary of the May 13, 1985 massacre. A powerful 2010 video interview with Ramona Africa and an accompanying article written by Angola 3 News is reprinted below.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-04). India: How the Communists Won Kerala Again. libya360.wordpress.com The Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Democratic Front made history by returning to power in the Indian State of Kerala. We take a look at the factors behind this momentous victory with an analysis by Subin Dennis, researcher at Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

sputniknews (2021-05-04). Derek Chauvin's Attorney Files Motion For New Trial on Multiple Grounds. sputniknews.com Derek Chauvin, a white former Minnesota police officer who killed African-American George Floyd during a brutal arrest, was earlier convicted by jurors and now awaits final sentencing. The ex-officer could face up to 40 years in prison.

ISS (2021-05-04). Tensions Rise With The GERD Water — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Is it time to bring the UN Security Council into the bitter dispute over Ethiopia's dam?: | By Peter Fabricius* | Tensions are once again rising among Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan, along with the water in the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The annual rainy season is fast approaching. Ethiopia will almost certainly undertake a second filling of the 74 billion cubic metre capacity reservoir if there is no prior agreement otherwise among the three disputants. | A deal seems remote, as there are no signs of even an imminent resumption of negotiations. The last round of African Union-led negotiations…

sputniknews (2021-05-04). US Special Envoy Travels to Africa in Hopes of Mediating Efforts to Resolve Nile Dispute. sputniknews.com Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have been working for decades to come to a mutual agreement about the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) amid issues over the impact it would have on the water security in each country. Sudan has threatened to take legal action against Ethiopia if an agreement cannot be reached.

Mike Kinney (2021-05-04). Remembering a True Giant: Thomas L. Berkley, Publisher of the Oakland Post News Group. indybay.org Memories of African-American Publisher and Owner of the Oakland Post Newspaper Group in Oakland, CA.

Amanda Mills (2021-05-04). South Africa ends captive lion breeding industry. nationofchange.org "It's a real win for wildlife. I think commitment for change is the most courageous step and the most important one."

Eurasia Review (2021-05-04). Prehistoric Humans First Traversed Australia By 'Superhighways'. eurasiareview.com Sometime between 50,000 and 70,000 years ago, prehistoric humans took their first steps into Sahul, an ancient landmass made up of modern Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania. But nobody knows which way they went after that. | "One of the really big unanswered questions of prehistory is how Australia was populated in the distant past. Scholars have debated it for at least 150 years," said Sandia National Laboratories archaeologist and remote sensing scientist Devin White. | Now, an international team of scientists using a Sandia supercomputer in the largest reconstruction ever attempted of prehistoric travel has…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-04). Ecuador: Right-Wing Populism or Proto-Fascism. libya360.wordpress.com Alejandro Salazar Protesters take to the street of the Ecuadorean capital Quito against the policies of the government of President Lenin Moreno. | Photo: Reuters 2018 No one should be oblivious to what is happening, and probably will happen in Ecuador politically in the short, medium and long term. I am referring to the rise…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-04). Libya's interim government asks Turkey to withdraw its forces. peoplesdispatch.org Turkish troops and mercenaries backed by it were deployed in Libya last year following an agreement with the Government of National Accord. The UN has repeatedly called for all foreign soldiers to be withdrawn from the country…

teleSUR (2021-05-04). Over 20 Mandataries To Attend Swearing-in of Uganda's President. telesurenglish.net A total of 21 heads of state and world leaders have confirmed that they will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni for another term of office, a top government official said here Tuesday. | RELATED: | Esther Mbayo, minister for the presidency, told reporters that the leaders would attend the function scheduled for May 12. | pic.twitter.com/PuQbZon0iG — Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) |

teleSUR (2021-05-04). Over 20 Mandataries To Attend Swearing-in of Uganda's President. telesurenglish.net A total of 21 heads of state and world leaders have confirmed that they will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni for another term of office, a top government official said here Tuesday. | RELATED: | Esther Mbayo, minister for the presidency, told reporters that the leaders would attend the function scheduled for May 12. | This term was one filled with challenges; locusts, rising water levels, and the COV…

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