2021-05-14: News Headlines

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.

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…

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…

Staff (2021-05-14). Africa voices solidarity with Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — Demonstrations are held in cities across East Africa to condemn the killings of Palestinian people by the Israeli regime.

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…

_____ (2021-05-14). If I Fall In The Struggle, Take My Place. popularresistance.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. 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 refusal, the Great Refusal, the refusal to…

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…

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-13). If I Fall in the Struggle, Take My Place. dissidentvoice.org Tiger Tateishi (Japan), Samurai, the Watcher (Koya no Yojinbo), 1965. 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 …

Abahlali baseMjondolo (2021-05-13). South African social movement Abahlali baseMjondolo: The blood of the Palestinians is our blood. liberationnews.org This statement in solidarity with Palestine was issued by Abahlali baseMjondolo, a major social movement in South Africa fighting for the rights of the poor who are struggling against forced displacement and for the right to dignified housing.

oliviaalperstein (2021-05-13). IPS Board Selects Tope Folarin as New Executive Director, with John Cavanagh Transitioning to Senior Advisor. ips-dc.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 13, 2021 | Contact: Olivia Alperstein, (202) 704-9011 | Washington, D.C. — The Board of Trustees of the 58-year-old Institute for Policy Studies named its Board Chair, writer Tope Folarin, as the organization's new Executive Director starting May 24. | Folarin, 39, is the son of Nigerian immigrants, a former Rhodes Scholar, and a graduate of Morehouse College and Oxford University. Folarin worked for six years as Special Assistant in the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. He is stepping down as Vice President for Content and Storytelling at the non-profit Local Initiativ…

Zachary Conti (2021-05-13). IMF Approves Sudan Debt Relief Plan. indybay.org On Monday, the International Monetary Fund approved a plan to pay for Sudan's debt owed to the financial institution.

news.un (2021-05-13). UN condemns killing of aid worker in South Sudan. news.un.org The top UN humanitarian official in South Sudan has called for law enforcement along roads following the first killing of an aid worker in the country this year during an ambush in Budi, East Equatoria, on Wednesday.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-13). Israel Refuses Any Ceasefire Attempts By Hamas. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On the evening of May 12th, Israel rejected any mediated talks with Hamas and other Gaza groups to reach a ceasefire in the West Bank. | Egypt, which shares a border with the Gaza Strip, has often served as a broker between Israel and Hamas, who are prepared to agree a ceasefire. | However, Israeli officials said that Israel is this time intent on eradicating the terror networks responsible for the latest conflagration of violence, and is unwilling to settle for another…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-13). UN expresses concern over deteriorating human rights situation in Algeria. peoplesdispatch.org The United Nations has

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-13). Western Military Activity in Northern Seas at Level Not Seen since World War II. libya360.wordpress.com Rick Rozoff The Arctic Security Forces Roundtable, a military-to-military forum established by the U.S. and Norway in 2010, originally consisted of twelve nations; the eight Arctic coastal states — Canada, Denmark (through Greenland), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the U.S. (through Alaska) — and Britain, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Russia has been excluded…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-13). Palestine: It is Not a Conflict, It is Colonialism. libya360.wordpress.com Carolina Bracco As we witness a new escalation of violence in the Middle East, it is impossible not to keep in mind that next Saturday is the 73rd anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel and the Palestinian Nakba or "catastrophe". This event, celebrated by some and lamented by others to this day,…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-13). The World Stands with Palestine. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch Several thousand took to the streets in New York City on Tuesday May 10 in solidarity with Palestine. Photo: Breakthrough Nnews Amid the bombing siege of the Gaza Strip and the brutal repression of worshipers in al-Aqsa Mosque, protests against Israeli aggression and in solidarity of the Palestinian struggle have been organized globally…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-13). What Martin Luther King Jr. Didn't Get About Israel. libya360.wordpress.com Ahjamu Umi Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was such a principled man that even the slimy snakes who worked so tirelessly against him while he was living have no choice except to speak respectfully about him today. King was a man driven by principles. Something many people have absolutely no understanding about. As it relates…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). Libyan Government Releases Dozens of Detainees. telesurenglish.net The Libyan Ministry of Justice on Thursday announced releasing dozens of detainees who fought with the eastern-based army against the former UN-backed government of national accord for control of the capital Tripoli. | RELATED: | "Sponsored by Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, and the Minister of Justice, Halima Ibrahim Abdul Rahman, a celebration was held earlier on Thur…

Israel Shahak (2021-05-13). "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…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-13). U.S. Schools Support Genocide Denial. libya360.wordpress.com Matt Mckenna 8th grade students and their teacher examine the role of propaganda in New York's Holocaust Curriculum Lesson Plan Two: The Rise of Nazism. Almost everyone agrees that this curriculum is good, but what about other genocides that students do not learn about, including those coordinated by the U.S.? Is the worldview of students…

Haim Bresheeth-≈Ωabner (2021-05-13). Israel's Illusion of Normality Collapses. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. For decades Israelis …

Staff (2021-05-13). Emomali Rahmon congrats Iran on Eid al-Fitr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon felicitated the Iranian nation and counterpart Hassan Rouhani on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

Jason Ditz (2021-05-13). As Afghan Ceasefire Takes Hold, Locals Hope for Peace Deal. news.antiwar.com At midnight Wednesday night, the ceasefire in Afghanistan took effect. Both the Taliban and Afghan government have The Eid holiday marks the end of Ramadan, and locals are The Afghan government has formalized that offer in rec…

Haim Bresheeth-≈Ωabner (2021-05-13). Israel's Illusion of Normality Collapses. globalresearch.ca For decades Israelis …

Eds. (2021-05-13). Israel's illusion of normality collapses: May 2021. mronline.org May 2021 has shattered Israeli illusions that they are immune from the volcano the country has created through its history of ethnic cleansing and apartheid. | May 13, 2021 | Newswire…

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2021-05-13: News Headlines

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…

Abahlali baseMjondolo (2021-05-13). South African social movement Abahlali baseMjondolo: The blood of the Palestinians is our blood. liberationnews.org This statement in solidarity with Palestine was issued by Abahlali baseMjondolo, a major social movement in South Africa fighting for the rights of the poor who are struggling against forced displacement and for the right to dignified housing.

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-13). If I Fall in the Struggle, Take My Place. dissidentvoice.org Tiger Tateishi (Japan), Samurai, the Watcher (Koya no Yojinbo), 1965. 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 …

oliviaalperstein (2021-05-13). IPS Board Selects Tope Folarin as New Executive Director, with John Cavanagh Transitioning to Senior Advisor. ips-dc.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 13, 2021 | Contact: Olivia Alperstein, (202) 704-9011 | Washington, D.C. — The Board of Trustees of the 58-year-old Institute for Policy Studies named its Board Chair, writer Tope Folarin, as the organization's new Executive Director starting May 24. | Folarin, 39, is the son of Nigerian immigrants, a former Rhodes Scholar, and a graduate of Morehouse College and Oxford University. Folarin worked for six years as Special Assistant in the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. He is stepping down as Vice President for Content and Storytelling at the non-profit Local Initiativ…

news.un (2021-05-13). UN condemns killing of aid worker in South Sudan. news.un.org The top UN humanitarian official in South Sudan has called for law enforcement along roads following the first killing of an aid worker in the country this year during an ambush in Budi, East Equatoria, on Wednesday.

Zachary Conti (2021-05-13). IMF Approves Sudan Debt Relief Plan. indybay.org On Monday, the International Monetary Fund approved a plan to pay for Sudan's debt owed to the financial institution.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-13). Israel Refuses Any Ceasefire Attempts By Hamas. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On the evening of May 12th, Israel rejected any mediated talks with Hamas and other Gaza groups to reach a ceasefire in the West Bank. | Egypt, which shares a border with the Gaza Strip, has often served as a broker between Israel and Hamas, who are prepared to agree a ceasefire. | However, Israeli officials said that Israel is this time intent on eradicating the terror networks responsible for the latest conflagration of violence, and is unwilling to settle for another…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-13). UN expresses concern over deteriorating human rights situation in Algeria. peoplesdispatch.org The United Nations has

Israel Shahak (2021-05-13). "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…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-13). The World Stands with Palestine. libya360.wordpress.com Peoples Dispatch Several thousand took to the streets in New York City on Tuesday May 10 in solidarity with Palestine. Photo: Breakthrough Nnews Amid the bombing siege of the Gaza Strip and the brutal repression of worshipers in al-Aqsa Mosque, protests against Israeli aggression and in solidarity of the Palestinian struggle have been organized globally…

Eds. (2021-05-13). Israel's illusion of normality collapses: May 2021. mronline.org May 2021 has shattered Israeli illusions that they are immune from the volcano the country has created through its history of ethnic cleansing and apartheid. | May 13, 2021 | Newswire…

Jason Ditz (2021-05-13). As Afghan Ceasefire Takes Hold, Locals Hope for Peace Deal. news.antiwar.com At midnight Wednesday night, the ceasefire in Afghanistan took effect. Both the Taliban and Afghan government have The Eid holiday marks the end of Ramadan, and locals are The Afghan government has formalized that offer in rec…

Staff (2021-05-13). Emomali Rahmon congrats Iran on Eid al-Fitr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon felicitated the Iranian nation and counterpart Hassan Rouhani on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

Haim Bresheeth-≈Ωabner (2021-05-13). Israel's Illusion of Normality Collapses. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. For decades Israelis …

teleSUR (2021-05-12). Ugandan President Sworn in for New Term. telesurenglish.net Uganda's incumbent President Yoweri Museveni was sworn in on Wednesday to serve for the sixth five-year term in office. | RELATED: | Chief Justice, Alfonse Chigamoy Owiny-Dollo swore in Museveni as the president of the East African country at Kololo Independence Grounds in the capital Kampala. | "I Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni swear in the name of the Almighty God that I shall faithfully exercise the functi…

Staff (2021-05-12). Protest in Cape Town in solidarity with Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Cape Town in South Africa in solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Nnimmo Bassey (2021-05-12). Okavango, Oil Drilling, and the Tragedy of Africa. commondreams.org "Why should anyone allow the quest for petrodollars to turn the Okavango Basin into an arena of death?" asks Nnimmo Bassey about big oil drilling project planned for Botswana and Namibia. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/okavango-oil-drilling-tragedy-africa1.jpg

Éric Toussaint (2021-05-12). An unsustainable burden of debt afflicts the peoples of Sub-Saharan Africa. Part 5. mronline.org In Sub-Saharan Africa, where health spending and human development levels are in a dramatic state, there is a stronger case than ever for unilateral suspensions of debt payments based on arguments recognized in international law; such as state of necessity and fundamental change of circumstances. | May 12, 2021…

Jay Connor (2021-05-12). Once Homeless, 10-Year-Old Tanitoluwa Adewumi Is Now America's Newest Chess Master. theroot.com In 2019, Nigerian refugee Tanitoluwa "Tani" Adewumi rose to national prominence after New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof

Staff (2021-05-12). Headlines for May 12, 2021. democracynow.org At Least 50 Palestinians Killed as Israeli Attacks Continue; Protests Call Out Israeli Crimes, Red Cross Warns COVID Cases "Exploding" in Asia as India Continues to Break New Records, Algeria Moves to Ban Unauthorized Protests as Pro-Democracy Movement Gains Steam, French Court Tosses Lawsuit from Agent Orange Victim Against Chemical Companies, Family of Andrew Brown Jr. Views More Footage of Police Killing, Confirms Shooting Was Unjustified, Ahmaud Arbery's Killers Plead Not Guilty to Federal Hate Crimes, Arizona Passes Law to Cut Voters from Early Mail-in Voting List, Liz Cheney Delivers Scathing Rebuke as GOP…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-12). Colombia's Massacres of Dissenters Will One Day Be Replicated in the U.S. libya360.wordpress.com Rainer Shea The recent developments within Colombia fulfill all of one's darkest fears of how bad modern state repression can get. Colombian police are tracking down protesters via GPS so that they can either arrest them, or kill them outright. This has made it so that the leaders of the protests fear for their lives…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-12). Israeli Offensive and Intense Airstrikes on Gaza Continues. libya360.wordpress.com PCHR 24 Palestinians, Including 5 Children and 3 Women, Killed and 136 Others, Including 33 Women and 29 Children, Wounded Death Toll Mounts to 50, Including 14 Children and 4 Women, and Total Number of Injuries Mounts to 211, Including 51 Children and 40 Women The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) escalated its offensive on the…

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