2022-05-17: News Headlines

Staff (2022-05-17). US conducts hypersonic weapon test. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 17 (MNA) — The United States Air Force says it has conducted a test of a hypersonic weapon, which flew at five times the speed of sound.

Staff (2022-05-17). US Senate backs Ukraine's $40 bn aid package. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 17 (MNA) — A bill on the US $40-billion package of aid for Ukraine has been approved following an initial procedural vote in the US Senate, according to the live broadcast from the upper house of the American Congress.

WSWS (2022-05-17). Baby formula shortage leaves millions in need across United States. wsws.org A shortage of baby formula has been exacerbated by the closing of a major plant in Michigan after it was exposed to have severe health violations.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). Ambassador: Azerbaijan's strategic importance makes it U.S., Pentagon partner in the region. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azeri Press AgencyMay 16, 2022 US ambassador: "Azerbaijan's strategic importance makes it a US partner in the region" US Ambassador Lee Litzenberger attended a presentation ceremony of English language instruction equipment provided by the Department of Defense to the State Customs Committee, the Embassy told APA. The Ambassador, together with deputy chairman of the State …

Contributing Writers (2022-05-17). NEO-NAZIS FROM EUROPE RUSH TO FIGHT IN UKRAINE, FLEE FASTER (VIDEOS)/ By Southfront. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

Medea Benjamin (2022-05-17). Biden's Boycott of Cuba Is "A Failure at Regional Diplomacy" mintpressnews.com Rather than bringing the Western Hemisphere together, the Biden administration seems intent on pulling it apart by threatening to exclude three nations that are certainly part of the Americas.

Ann Brown (2022-05-17). Russia To America: We Will Only Trade WNBA Star Brittney Griner For Arms Trafficker Victor 'Merchant Of Death' Bout. moguldom.com Women's National Basketball Association star Brittney Griner was arrested in Russia days before the invasion of Ukraine and Russian media are reporting that she could be brought home in a prisoner swap with a notorious arms dealer known as the "Merchant of Death." A two-time Olympic gold medalist, Griner has been held in Russia since …

Editor2 (2022-05-17). Whether the World Supports NATO War Against Russia? orinocotribune.com By Vyacheslav Tetekin &#1 ; Apr 11, 2022 | The Western press actively imposes on the international community the idea that allegedly the whole world stands for tough measures against Russia in connection with its military operation in Ukraine. This is not surprising. Major American and European TV companies and newspapers have long become weapons of the US and the EU information war against their geopolitical rivals. The same as aircraft carriers and Marines. The "world press" is a cheaper, but no less destructive weapon than aircraft carriers. So there is no faith in these "zealots of democratic values". In part…

Editor (2022-05-17). $40 Billion more for the Ukraine war: a wakeup call for those who still believe in lesser-evilism. mronline.org The U.S. House of Representatives just approved another massive military "aid" package for the Ukraine War.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). Borrell: EU defense chiefs to approve another half billion Euros to arm Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Interfax-UkraineMay 17, 2022 EU defense ministers to approve another EUR 0 mln for arming Ukraine &#1 ; Borrell The Council of Ministers of Defense of the European Union at a meeting of the Council for Foreign Affairs, which is taking place on Tuesday in Brussels, will approve a proposal to allocate another EUR 0 million to …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). NATO must immediately provide Ukraine with artillery: British FS. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com UkrinformMay 15, 2022 NATO countries must immediately provide Ukraine with artillery &#1 ; Truss NATO countries have agreed to continue to support Ukraine to help it contain Russia. UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said this in Berlin on Sunday, Ukrinform reports, citing the BBC. "Putin must face a sustained defeat in Ukraine….Allies must support Ukraine's move …

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-17). Preliminary results in Lebanon put Hezbollah and allies in lead but short of majority. peoplesdispatch.org A key highlight of these elections has been the emergence of parties like Towards Change which claim to represent the protesters who took to the streets in 2019. They seat count may be in the double digits, giving them a key role in government formation…

WSWS (2022-05-17). Last-ditch Australian Coalition and Labor campaign "rallies": More desperate lies. wsws.org Sunday's party election campaign events underscored the deepening crisis of the increasingly detested two-party system of rule.

WSWS (2022-05-17). Strong response to SEP final election campaign meeting in Australia. wsws.org Enthusiastic participants at Sunday's meeting peppered SEP candidates with a broad range of questions about the party's anti-war and revolutionary socialist program.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-17). Hezbollah bloc secure 31 seats in Lebanon parl. elections. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 17 (MNA) — The Lebanese interior minister announced the results of the Sunday parliamentary elections on Tuesday afternoon with the coalition led by the Hezbollah and Amal movement gaining 31 seats.

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-17). Establishment candidate in Colombia's elections linked to mafia. colombiareports.com A campaign chief of former President Alvaro Uribe and presidential candidate Federico Gutierrez has reportedly been doing business with narcos for years. The ties between Gutierrez's campaign and organized crime…

_____ (2022-05-17). Have they Sent Biden to Consult with Eastern Medicine Practitioners? journal-neo.org According to numerous US media reports and opinion polls in the US, Joe Biden is increasingly being described as one of the worst presidents in American history, proving to be "an unparalleled disaster." Barely a year and a half after Joe Biden was inaugurated, he has already plunged America into crime and economic crisis, triggered food …

Andrew Korybko (2022-05-17). Next Month's Summit of the Americas is Shaping Up to Show How Isolated the US Has Become. orinocotribune.com By Andrew Korybko &#1 ; May 12, 2022 | By continuing to become an increasingly independent pole of influence amidst the global systemic transition to multipolarity, the Latin American countries literally contribute to changing the world for the better. They show how isolated the US is from the Global South, which discredits its propagandistic innuendo to have returned to its former superpower status in recent months. | US observers are becoming increasingly worried that next month's Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles is about to be one of the Biden Administration's worst-ever foreign policy embarrassments foll…

Editor (2022-05-17). Controversy and contradictions ahead of the 9th Summit of the Americas. mronline.org The controversy began when U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Brian Nichols, made a statement on Colombian television channel NTN24 earlier in the month, saying that Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela were not welcome at the Summit, since these countries "do not adhere to the Democratic Charter of the Americas."

Elmer Pineda dos Santos (2022-05-17). Joe Biden elimina algunas medidas de Trump contra Cuba, pero mantiene el bloqueo. globalizacion.ca El gobierno del presidente estadounidense Joe Biden anunció medidas que revierten algunas de las más de 240 decisiones tomadas por la administración de Donald Trump, que para el gobierno cubano representan un paso limitado en la dirección correcta, que no…

Staff (2022-05-17). Biden approves deployment of hundreds of US troops to Somalia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 17 (MNA) — US President Biden has approved a request from the Pentagon to reestablish a persistent presence of US troops in Somalia, reversing a decision made late in the Trump administration.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). U.S., Japan to affirm alliance in Eurasian meta-conflict, readiness to use nuclear weapons. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com In April, Yoshimasa Hayashi became the first Japanese foreign minister to attend a NATO ministerial when he traveled to Brussels. The United States should explore opportunities for Japan and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to further expand high-level diplomatic interactions and information sharing. Washington will reaffirm that if Japan is threatened with nuclear weapons, it …

KWORINOCO (2022-05-17). According to his Secretary of Defense, Trump Considered Simultaneous Naval Blockade of Venezuela & Cuba. orinocotribune.com In March 2020, the US government planned a simultaneous naval blockade against Venezuela and Cuba, with the aim of overthrowing both governments. The revelation was obtained from the new book by Mark Esper, who at the time was the secretary of defense of former US president Donald Trump. | Samuel Moncada, Venezuelan ambassador to the UN, referring on Twitter to Mark Esper's book A Sacred Oath: Memoirs of a Secretary of Defense During Extraordinary Times, noted that the plan was hatched during meetings in Washington between Trump and the supposed interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó. Moncada has commented o…

Howard JG. (2022-05-17). Scenes From the Children's Hospital. jamanetwork.com Like Christiansen's hound who wanders between two stark peaks to track the meal-marking blare of trumpets, my mind moves between trying to ignore the present and feeling sick about ignoring it. I kneel by a pond of orange koi that spark like hope against the algae-slick edges of stones, as an aging surgeon tucks in a packet of delicate nerves, then stitches up the fabric of my daughter's back like the popped seam of a teddy bear. A reverent couple, white sunlight in their faces, casts twin shadows across the bulk of a red wagon. Propped by pillows, a blue ball cap to protect her pale and fallen head, their silent…

Staff (2022-05-17). President Maduro Appoints New Ministers for Labor, Industries, Transport, and Foreign Affairs. orinocotribune.com During the evening of Monday May 16, from Miraflores Palace, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced changes in his cabinet. The statement came just a few days after announcing a plan to offer shares of up to 10% in strategic publicly owned companies on the Caracas stock exchange, for local and international investors, an attempt to finance these companies amid the economic strangulation inflicted by the US and European blockade. | President Maduro appointed Francisco Torrealba as new minister of labor, Hipólito Abreu as new minister of industries and national production, Ramón Velásquez Araguayán as Venezu…

Editor2 (2022-05-17). 'Assassination Threats Reflect Israeli Bankruptcy,' Says Resistance Icon. orinocotribune.com Senior Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) member Leila Khaled has described Israel's threats to assassinate Palestinian resistance leaders as a reflection of the occupation state's internal crises as well as its security and political bankruptcy. | "The Israeli occupation is trying to export its internal crises to the Palestinian people," said Khaled. "The Israeli threats reflect the crisis caused by the recent resistance operations against the occupation." | The resistance icon stressed that the Palestinian operations "are an extension of a wide popular Palestinian uprising in various areas of…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-17). Palestinians commemorate 74th anniversary of Nakba amid heightened Israeli violence. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands of Palestinian refugees from across the world carried out marches and rallies to observe the day their ancestors were forced out of their homes and lands in historic Palestine by Zionist militias in 1948…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-05-17). Video: Pfizer's "Secret" Report on the Covid Vaccine. Beyond Manslaughter. The Evidence is Overwhelming. The Vaccine Should Be Immediately Withdrawn Worldwide. globalresearch.ca The following video interview with Prof. Michel Chossudovsky pertains to the Confidential Pfizer Report released as part of a Freedom of Information (FOI) procedure. | The report is a bombshell. The vaccine was launched in mid-December 2020. By the end of …

Benjamin Norton (2022-05-17). Canada: Complaining about gas prices only helps Putin and China. multipolarista.com Canada's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland claimed in Parliament that complaining about high gas prices is "doing Vladimir Putin's work for him." She blamed inflation on Russia and "China's zero Covid policy."

WSWS (2022-05-17). In the face of continuing COVID pandemic: Dangerous "science experiment" being carried out on music fans, musicians by industry officials. wsws.org The central and overwhelming responsibility for the present state of unpreparedness lies with the government, media and corporate elite, who are engineering the "return to normal" for their own selfish economic and political reasons.

Bezerra M. (2022-05-17). Rapid Antigen Tests for SARS-CoV-2. jamanetwork.com To the Editor In the recent study using data from a large COVID-19 rapid testing program that took place in working environments across Canada, the authors reported a low incidence of false-positive test results (0.05%) with rapid antigen testing, which is in accordance with previous smaller cohorts. These findings support the use of the antigen tests for screening asymptomatic individuals as an important tool to mitigate viral spread in work communities, without overwhelming polymerase chain reaction (PCR)—based diagnostic laboratories.

Staff (2022-05-17). Cuba reporta 46 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 110 altas médicas. cubadebate.cu Al cierre de este lunes 16 de mayo, Cuba reportó 46 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 110 altas médicas. Actualmente hay 404 casos activos, informó el Ministerio de Salud Pública (Minsap) en su parte diario este martes.

Binoy Kampmark (2022-05-17). The British Art of Black Propaganda. dissidentvoice.org Never underestimate the potency, and deceptive malice, of the British political mind. In responding to the threat posed by Imperial Germany during the First World War, the British propaganda campaign made much of the atrocity tale, the nun raping German and the baby bayoneting Hun. The effectiveness of the campaign was so impressive it sowed …

Caitlin A. Johnstone (2022-05-17). Pentagon-funded Think Tank simulates war with China on NBC. mronline.org NBC's 'Meet the Press' just aired an absolutely freakish segment in which the influential narrative management firm Center for a New American Security (CNAS) ran war games simulating a direct US hot war with China.

IMEMC News (2022-05-17). Army Injures Dozens Of Palestinians During Funeral Of Slain Palestinian. imemc.org On Monday, Israeli soldiers injured dozens of Palestinians after the army attacked the funeral procession and ceremony of a Palestinian who died from serious wounds he suffered after the army shot him in Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) said the soldiers attacked the funeral procession of Walid …

IMEMC News (2022-05-17). Army Injures Many Palestinians Near Hebron. imemc.org On Tuesday dawn, Israeli soldiers injured many Palestinians in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several Israeli army jeeps invaded the town before the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes. They added that the soldiers attacked many Palestinians while searching the homes …

IMEMC News (2022-05-17). Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted at least seventeen Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank overnight. In Bethlehem, the soldiers abducted three former political prisoners, Walid Shehada Ja'fari, 27, from Deheishe refugee camp, south of the city, Wisam Abu Aker, in his fifties, and Mustafa Qneis, 30, from Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem. In …

IMEMC News (2022-05-17). Soldiers Seriously Injure A Palestinian Near Nablus. imemc.org Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, Wednesday, a Palestinian man, reportedly when he attempted to stab them at the Huwwara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Ismael Abu Sabra, 49, was shot by the soldiers near the roadblock before the soldiers sealed the area. A …

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (2022-05-17). WAFA: "Cancer-stricken former prisoner dies due to complications from medical negligence" imemc.org NABLUS, Tuesday, May 17, 2022 (WAFA) — A Palestinian cancer-stricken former prisoner Monday evening died due to complications from Israeli medical negligence at the time of his detention, according to the Palestinian Prisoner's Society. PPS said that Ihab al-Kilani, a resident of Nablus city, passed away a month after being released from Israeli imprisonment. It …

The Tricontinental (2022-05-17). Go to Yan'an: culture and national liberation. mronline.org The Chinese communist base area of Yan'an was a literal and metaphorical stage for envisioning, experimenting, and building a new society and a new human being.

Ann Brown (2022-05-17). Former Black Panther And BLA Legend Sundiati Acoli Granted Parole Over Allegedly Bustin' On NJ State Trooper. moguldom.com Sundiata Acoli, a legend of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army, was released from prison after 49 years. He was sentenced to life in prison in 1974 for murdering a New Jersey state trooper during a traffic stop. Acoli was granted parole on May 10, 2022. He is 85 years old. Born …

Ann Brown (2022-05-17). Former Black CIA Agent Disbarred From Legal Practice For Leaking Secret Info To Media. moguldom.com Former Black CIA agent Jeffrey A. Sterling was disbarred on May 12, 2022, for his 2015 felony conviction after serving time for leaking information to the press about the Central Intelligence Agency. Sterling's legal fight with the CIA has been going on since 2000. While he was still an agent, he lodged a racial discrimination …

Barry Summers (2022-05-17). FAA Pays General Atomics $1.5 Million to Fly Newest Military Killer/Surveillance Drone in U.S. Domestic Airspace. covertactionmagazine.com April 1st was a good news/bad news kind of day for U.S. military drone-maker General Atomics. First, it was reported …

Fight Back (2022-05-17). Fight Back! Radio features Black liberation leader. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Kobi Guillory will be the first feature guest on our new podcast Fight Back! Radio. Guillory is the co-chair of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and an executive board member of the National Alliance. Guillory was amongst the most visible leaders in the streets of Chicago in the aftermath of the police murder of Laquan McDonald by Jason Van Dyke. | In the interview, Guillory goes beyond one police murder and breaks down the systemic issues that have led to repeated police murder and police torture. He shows respect for the movement elders as he talks about the history of…

JANET (2022-05-17). Register for the Workers Summit of the Americas. iacenter.org Register for Workers Summit of the Americas Our America Worker's Conference Tijuana, June 10-12, 2022 REGISTER Registrate para la Cumbre de las Américas de los Pueblos Cumbre de Trabajadores de Nuestra América Tijuana, 10-12 de junio, 2022 REGISTRATE The Workers Summit of the Americas meeting, in Tijuana, Mexico, offers a space to join with all the peoples of "Our Americas." We will counteract the OAS Summit of the Americas organized by the U.S. Department of State in Los Angeles. The countries of the continent besieged by the USA (Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, among others) will not participate in the OAS farce. T…

Johanna Kichton (2022-05-17). People's Action Proudly Endorses Anthony Joel Quezada for Cook County Commissioner. peoplesaction.org Quezada's Endorsement Adds to People's Action's People's Slate Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action today announced its endorsement of Anthony Joel Quezada to represent Cook County's 8th District. Quezada is running a movement politics, people-powered campaign and will work to advance the People's Action People's Platform once elected. He is also endorsed by People's Action member …

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-17). Across the world, progressive sections observe Nakba. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands of people hit the streets across the world commemorating Nakba or "the catastrophe" on May 15. Nakba refers to the genocide of around 13,000 Palestinians and the expulsion of another 7 ,000 from their homes in 1948 by Zionist forces for the creation of Israel.

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-17). Communists demand ouster of US military and NATO from Turkey. peoplesdispatch.org On Sunday, May 15, activists from the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and Communist Youth of Turkey (TKP) organized a protest in Adana, demanding the ouster of NATO and the US military from the Incirlik air base in the city. The protest march was blocked by riot police before it reached the air base. The protesters asserted that they will not leave Turkey to imperialists and colonizers. From May 12 to May 15, the TKP organized anti-imperialist meetings in the cities of Istanbul, Antalya, Ankara and Adana, in which delegates from the leadership of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) also participated. | Turkey has…

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). Finnish MPs approve NATO application. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Yle NewsMay 17, 2022 Finland's Parliament approves Nato application in historic vote Finnish MPs on Tuesday approved the decision to apply for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) in a vote of 188 in favour to 8 against. Three MPs were marked as absent in the vote. On Sunday, President Sauli Niinistà∂ and …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia: Washington oversees trans-Caspian route. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Trend News AgencyMay 17, 2022 USAID delegation to visit Azerbaijan to help boost trade along Trans-Caspian route The US Agency for International Development (USAID) is conducting a study tour to Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia, to find opportunities to increase trade along the Trans-Caspian route on May 16-24, 2022, Trend reports citing the US embassy in …

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