2022-05-30: News Headlines

Michele de Mello (2022-05-30). Colombia goes to second round presidential elections with Gustavo Petro and Rodolfo Hernández. peoplesdispatch.org This Sunday May 29, Colombia held general elections with six candidates vying for the presidency of the country. With 96.19% of pre-counting completed, which is not the official result, it is clear that a second round will take place. Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez (Historic Pact) obtained 40.33% of the vote, with 8.3 million votes, followed by Rodolfo Hernández and Marelen Castillo (Anti-Corruption League) with 5.8 million votes, equivalent to 28.14% of the preference. | There was a 47% voter turnout, with 18,153,882 votes cast as voting in Colombia is optional. The participation in this electoral process sur…

Benjamin Norton (2022-05-30). Colombia's far-right presidential candidate praised Hitler: Millionaire Rodolfo Hernández goes to runoff. multipolarista.com A far-right hundred-millionaire real estate mogul who called himself a "follower" of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, Rodolfo Hernández, won second place in round one of Colombia's presidential elections. He will compete against center-left candidate Gustavo Petro in a runoff vote in June.

____ (2022-05-30). US rail unions seek government-imposed contract settlement. wsws.org The unions would have workers believe that moving towards a PEB is a tactical masterstroke which would prompt the Biden White House to impose a contract favorable to railroaders. The exact opposite is the case.

____ (2022-05-30). Following Uvalde massacre, Biden and Pelosi offer empty platitudes. wsws.org In two separate speeches over the weekend Biden and Pelosi said "evil" was to blame in the Buffalo and Uvalde shootings in an attempt to absolve the capitalist system and the Republican Party.

____ (2022-05-30). Biden hails Modi, the butcher of Gujarat, for India's COVID policy of mass death. wsws.org Biden declared the COVID policy of India, which has the highest death toll in the world, a "success," while praising the "democratic" policy of a fascistic prime minister complicit in the mass murder of Muslims.

Lonnie Ray Atkinson (2022-05-30). Not Always Your Friend, Not Always Feminist & I'm Not Afraid Of Who We Are. zcomm.org The following are excerpts from a new book Don't Think Of A Republican — How I Won A Republican Primary As A Lefty Progressive And You Can Too…

Sarah Lazare (2022-05-30). The Pentagon Is Funding the Same Gun Makers Democrats Want to Regulate. zcomm.org Daniel Defense, the company that made the gun used by the Robb Elementary shooter, has been handed over 100 federal contracts…

____ (2022-05-30). U.S. Congress Holds First UFO Hearings in Fifty Years Just as Biden Administration Budgets Record $27.6 Billion for Space Weapons. transcend.org On 17 May 2022, the U.S. Congress held its first hearings on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena —the new official name for Unidentified Flying Objects —in more than years. Wernher von Braun, a Nazi scientist recruited under Operation Paperclip, said: "Weapons will be based in space—hence the need to create a psychological nexus whereby people will fear all things alien."

____ (2022-05-30). Funding the Ukraine Proxy War, Bernie Sanders and the Squad Abandon Progressives and Peace. transcend.org 24 May 2022 – By voting to enrich the US arms industry and escalate a proxy war against Russia, Congressional progressives are enabling a militarist agenda that threatens their political cause, and the planet.

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