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2021-05-16: News Headlines

Yanis Iqbal (2021-05-16). Egypt's "Hunger Pandemic" Exposes Neoliberal Roots of Food Insecurity Crisis. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — Apr 16, 2021 | Egypt is one among the five countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region most affected by hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. Widespread hunger in Egypt follows an international pattern. The World Food Program (WFP), the branch of the United Nations responsible for delivering food assistance, expects to need to serve 138 million people in 2021 — the most ever in its 60-year history. | The inability of the majority of countries in the world to effectively counteract hunger is a result of decades of neoliberal policies. These policies have either instituted…

TheCOVIDBlog (2021-05-16). Seychelles: World's Most Vaccinated Country See Surges in COVID-19 Cases, as USA Changes Rules for Testing Vaccinated People. globalresearch.ca The vaccine agenda …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-16). Sudan May See Renewed Protests after Soldiers Open Fire on Demonstration. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch Photo : Radio Dabanga Two were killed and 37 others were wounded on May 11 when soldiers opened fire at a demonstration outside the army HQ, demanding justice for the protesters slain in the massacre on June 3, 2019 On Wednesday, May 12, the attorney general of Sudan, Al-Hebir Taj Elsir, called on…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-16). Sudan may see renewed protests after the killing of two youth by soldiers. peoplesdispatch.org Two were killed and 37 others were wounded on May 11 when soldiers opened fire at a demonstration outside the army HQ, demanding justice for the protesters slain in the massacre on June 3, 2019…

From Governor Newsom Office (2021-05-16). California Reparations Task Force to Study Reparations. indybay.org California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Appointments to First-in-the-Nation Task Force to Study Reparations for African Americans…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-16). Defying ban on 'unauthorized protests,' Algerians take to the streets in large numbers. peoplesdispatch.org The Hirak protests continued on Friday despite a recent ban on unauthorized protests. Those on the streets were met with massive police deployment and large-scale detentions…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-16). Turkey to Keep Troops in at Least Five Nations. libya360.wordpress.com Rick Rozoff Turkey's Anadolu news agency cited Ersin Tatar, president of the self-styled Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, insisting that Turkish troops in Northern Cyprus would never leave. To exploit an issue that is topical as well as tragic, he gratuitously added that his domain would not suffer the fate of another territory currently under attack: "The…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-16). NATO Ready to Fight in Seven-Year Black Sea Conflict. libya360.wordpress.com Rick Rozoff The Romanian press, in reporting on the ongoing U.S. Army-led 30,000-troop, 27-nation war games codenamed DEFENDER-Europe 21, cited an American commander in the country characterizing them as "mutual intra-NATO defense." A suggestion: NATO should publish a Militarese-English dictionary for the uninitiated. To conduct a military exercise, or rather a veritable host of air, naval…

WSWS repost (2021-05-16). 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.

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 …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-15). On the Sixth Day of Israeli Offensive, Casualties and Numbers of IDPs Rise. libya360.wordpress.com On Sixth Day of Israeli Offensive on Gaza: Houses Destroyed over Its Residents and More Civilians Displaced In Excessive Use of Force during Suppression of Protests in Solidarity with Gaza and Jerusalem, IOF and Settlers Kill 11 Civilians and Wound 109 Others with Bullets in West Bank…

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-15). If I Fall in the Struggle, Take my Place. orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad — May 13, 2021 | 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. It is impossible to keep track of the events, which move swiftly from public manifestations to courtroom scenes, from the dissipation of tear gas to the invisible frustration of the prison cell. Yet, underlying these events and amidst the range of feelings that shape them lies a sense of refu…

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.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-15). The Hidden History of Zionism. libya360.wordpress.com The Hidden History of Zionism by Ralph Schoenman- Download PDF…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-15). Are U.S.,NATO, EU Planning Final Mopping-Up Operation in Former Soviet Union? libya360.wordpress.com Rick Rozoff In recent days the American embassy in Georgia has acknowledged recruiting students from what it calls the "occupied territories" of that nation, and not a day goes by without the U.S., NATO and the European Union demanding the independent republics of Donetsk and Lugansk in the Donbass and Crimea be returned to Ukraine….

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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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