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2022-05-02: News Headlines

____ (2022-05-02). Pelosi pledges "victory" in Kiev, Republicans back dispatch of troops, hint use of nuclear weapons. wsws.org Washington continued at full tilt into an all-out war with Russia over the weekend, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Kiev, Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger proposed to send US troops to Ukraine, and Republican congressman Michael McCaul raised the prospect of the United States using nuclear weapons against Russia.

____ (2022-05-02). U.S. gov't spending package fuels historical inflation: report. ecns.cn Inflation rose to 8.54 percent in March from 7.57 percent in February, having skyrocketed throughout President Joe Biden's first year in office, his signature multi-trillion dollar spending package was blamed as one of the drivers of inflation, Fox Business has reported.

Paulo Cabral (2022-05-02). Bolsonaro & rival Lula hold dual rallies ahead of Brazil election. america.cgtn.com Competing rallies were held across Brazil on this Labor Day, fueled by passion on both ends of the political spectrum.

____ (2022-05-02). Australian Labor Party's election launch pitches for corporate backing on restructuring and war. wsws.org Labor leader Albanese declared that Labor governments were the only ones that "reshape the economy," while accusing the Coalition government of committing a "foreign policy failure" by allowing Solomon Islands to sign a security treaty with China.

____ (2022-05-02). East Timor's presidential election won by Jose Ramos-Horta. wsws.org Ramos-Horta becomes head of state amid an escalating economic crisis wracking the impoverished country, and sharpening geo-strategic tensions in the region fuelled by US imperialism's preparations for war against China.

Staff (2022-05-02). Raúl sobre el Primero de Mayo: "Tengo el corazón lleno de alegría" cubadebate.cu El general de Ejército Raúl Castro aseguró sentirse muy feliz al comprobar el respaldo de millones de cubanos a la Revolución durante las multitudinarias marchas por el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores. "Tengo el corazón lleno de alegría", dijo Raúl Castro en un vídeo compartido en Twitter por el Partido Comunista de Cuba (PCC).

____ (2022-05-02). The CIA Democrats and their media courtiers celebrate the "end" of the COVID pandemic. wsws.org Some 2,600 corporate journalists, capitalist politicians and Hollywood celebrities were packed into a Washington ballroom despite the worst global pandemic in 100 years.

____ (2022-05-02). Mélenchon turns back on his voters to negotiate with French social democrats. wsws.org Mélenchon's return to talks with a discredited, reactionary party shows that he aims not to mobilize his 7.7 million voters, but to push them to the right.

____ (2022-05-02). Stricter measures in Beijing over holiday. ecns.cn Medics take swab samples from residents for nucleic acid testing at Balizhuang subdistrict in Chaoyang district, Beijing, April 29, 2022."The city has completed two rounds of nucleic acid testing for everyone living or working in 11 districts this week, in addition to Chaoyang district, which began testing earlier."

Staff (2022-05-01). Pelosi visits Kyiv, meets with Ukraine president. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — US Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has met with Ukraine's president during a visit to the country's capital, Kyiv.

Marjorie Cohn (2022-05-01). Supreme Court Seems Torn on Whether Biden Can End Trump's Inhumane Asylum Policy. truthout.org Shortly after taking office, Joe Biden sought to cancel the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy (formally known as Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP). Under the policy, asylum seekers who leave a third country and travel through Mexico to the U.S. border are forced to stay in Mexico while awaiting a court hearing on their asylum petitions. Many of the tens of thousands who have been compelled to wait in Mexico have

Staff (2022-05-01). Biden pretende llevarse de Rusia los mejores científicos e innovadores. cubadebate.cu Joe Biden quiere llevarse de Rusia los mejores científicos e innovadores tecnológicos de Vladimir Putin. De esta forma, el gobierno de Biden le apunta a los rusos con experiencia en semiconductores, tecnología espacial, ciberseguridad, ingeniería nuclear, inteligencia artificial y tecnologías de propulsión de cohetes.

Editor (2022-05-01). Ralph Nader: The Dems Are Totally Useless Against the Trumpian GOP Onslaught. scheerpost.com Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), who is in charge of the Senate November campaigns, wants to tax 100 million low-income Americans and sunset Social Security and Medicare. [ By Ralph Nader | There is something about entrenched bureaucracies that transcend nations and cultures. When bureaucracies are confronted with unanticipated or new challenges, they freeze — like a deer facing headlights. | Sears, Roebuck and Company saw Walmart coming out of Arkansas for years and spreading all over the country, but the Sears bosses could…

Staff (2022-05-01). International Women's Federation Congress in Venezuela Ends with Meeting at Miraflores Palace. orinocotribune.com The 17th Congress of the International Democratic Federation of Women (FDIM), held during April 27-30 in Caracas, Venezuela, ended on Saturday, April 30. As part of the activities of the closing ceremony, FDIM presented its feminist work agenda in a meeting with the Venezuelan Minister for Women, Diva Guzmán; Vice President Delcy Rodríguez; and President Nicolás Maduro at Miraflores Palace. | Lorena Peña, the current president of FDIM, gave a presentation of the resolutions approved during the international congress. She highlighted the challenges faced by women in their struggle against patriarchy and imperia…

Jeff Bryant (2022-05-01). Why Did Oakland Decide to Shut Down Popular Community Schools? truthout.org This article was produced by The Oakland, California, school district

Andrew McCormick (2022-05-01). Texas Voter Suppression Is Keeping Climate Action by the State Off the Table. truthout.org This story is published as part of For Alán de León, natural disasters are a way of life. Growing up in Houston, de León knew that late summer meant hurricane season, a time when his family took special care to save money and stock up on extra food. | In recent years, those storms have gotten worse because of the climate crisis. When Hurricane Harvey hit in August 2017, flood waters swallowed de León's father's house up to its roof.

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