Daily Archives: May 13, 2022

2022-05-13: News Headlines

____ (2022-05-13). Flags ordered at half staff as U.S. nears 1 mln COVID-19 deaths. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff to mark the "tragic milestone" of 1 million COVID-19 deaths for five days.

____ (2022-05-13). Biden marks 1 million US COVID deaths by preparing for the next million. wsws.org US President Joe Biden finally acknowledged Thursday that over 1 million Americans have now died from COVID-19, issuing a perfunctory written statement and a pre-recorded video characterized by indifference to the lives of those lost and their loved ones still mourning.

Fight Back (2022-05-13). Dallas, TX: Filipinos protest fraud-ridden election wins of Marcos, Duterte. fightbacknews.org Dallas TX, – On Wednesday, May 11 over 30 protesters, consisting of Filipinos and allies rallied at Main Street Garden Park in downtown Dallas to protest the recent victory of Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. (son of U.S.-allied dictator Ferdinand Marcos) and the election of Sara Duterte (daughter of current reactionary president Rodrigo Duterte) in the Philippines presidential elections. | Chants present at the rally include "Never again, never again! Never again to martial law!" and "The people united will never be defeated!" | Nap Pempeña of Malaya Texas stated, "What we're up against in the next few yea…

____ (2022-05-13). School Strike 4 Climate organisers turn Australian youth climate rallies into campaign for Labor-Greens. wsws.org The transformation of the SS4C movement into an election campaign for parties responsible for the climate crisis is the culmination of years of attempts by the organisers to divert the masses of young people behind the political establishment.

____ (2022-05-13). Australia: Workers and youth support SEP election campaign. wsws.org "I support what the SEP says. Workers need to organise to fight for what we need, and to unite internationally." – Elizabeth, NSW Central Coast…

____ (2022-05-13). Mixed results for Trump-endorsed candidates in Nebraska and West Virginia primary elections. wsws.org Trump-backed Alex Mooney unseated the establishment candidate in West Virginia's Second Congressional District primary, while the Trump-favored Charles Herbster failed to secure the nomination for the Republican candidate for governor in Nebraska.

____ (2022-05-13). Wage suppression: The international strategy of finance capital. wsws.org The eruption of the wages issue in the Australian election campaign is part of an international process as central banks, the representatives of finance capital, demand that wage increases be forcibly suppressed through the lifting of interest rates, inducing a recession if that proves necessary.

Staff (2022-05-13). Presentan libro "Argentina en Fidel Castro" en Feria del Libro de Buenos Aires. cubadebate.cu Una compilación de discursos y reflexiones del líder de la Revolución cubana Fidel Castro (1926-2016) en momentos relevantes de la historia de Argentina y Cuba destaca entre las propuestas de la 46 Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires.

Staff (2022-05-13). Honduras: If all Our Nations Aren't There, It's Not a Summit of the Americas—Argentina Follows Timidly. orinocotribune.com Caracas, May 12, 2022 ( "If all our nations aren't there, it's not a Summit of the Americas," wrote the president of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, on Wednesday, May 11, through her

____ (2022-05-13). Senate Democrats hold phony vote on abortion rights legislation. wsws.org The Senate consideration of the Women's Health Protection Act was entirely for show, with its failure known in advance to all participants.

IMEMC News (2022-05-12). Israeli Army Attacks Farmers, Shepherds, And Fishermen, In Gaza. imemc.org Israeli soldiers and naval forces attacked, Thursday, Palestinian farmers, shepherds, and fishermen in several parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. The soldiers, stationed on military towers across the fence, east of the central Gaza Strip, fired many live rounds and gas bombs at Palestinian farmers and shepherds east of Deir al-Balah, the al-Maghazi, and al-Boreij …

Benjamin Norton (2022-05-12). Economist Michael Hudson on decline of dollar, sanctions war, imperialism, financial parasitism. multipolarista.com In this interview with Multipolarista editor Benjamin Norton, economist Michael Hudson discusses the decline of the US dollar, the sanctions war on Russia, his concept of "free-trade imperialism," and financial parasitism. | We talk about these concepts explored in his new book " Video: | Podcast: | Transcript: | BENJAMIN NORTON: Hey, everyone. I'm Ben Norton, and this is the Multipolarista podc…

Staff (2022-05-12). Israeli Army Kills Renowned Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh — Palestinians Mourn. orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, May 11, renowned Palestinian-American journalist and Al Jazeera correspondent, Shireen Abu Akleh, was assassinated after being shot in the head by Israeli occupation troops in Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. | Abu Akleh was wearing a clearly visible press jacket and helmet, which has led many to believe that the fatal shot was intentionally aimed at an exposed part of her head. | Imágenes trágicas de la reportera de aljazeera asesinada, Shereen Abu Aqleh, que fue atacada y asesinada hoy por soldados israelíes. Sonidos de granizo de fuego israelí se escucharon mientras Abu Aqleh yacía inmóvil con…

_____ (2022-05-12). Sanctions against Russia: Reactions from the Middle East. journal-neo.org The Middle East media have not stopped commenting on recent developments in Ukraine through the prism of their perception in the region. Particular attention is paid to the topic of the sanctions imposed on Moscow and their resonance in the Arab world. As can be seen, attitudes towards these measures are negative in the region. …

Kevin Mwanza (2022-05-12). Biden White House: We're Aware Of Baby Formula Shortages, We Don't Have A National Stockpile. moguldom.com The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it is "doing everything" to fix baby formula shortages resulting from supply chain problems and a recall that was ordered earlier this year after two infants died from bacterial infections, the White House said. Amidst the highest inflation in decades, an escalating war in Ukraine triggered by the …

____ (2022-05-12). Biden administration pushes F-16 deal with Turkey as quid pro quo for drones for Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Hurriyet Daily NewsMay 12, 2022 Biden administration asks Congress to approve new weapons deal with Turkey: WSJ The Biden administration has asked Congress to approve the new sale of F-16 fighter jets, U.S. daily Wall Street Journal has reported. According to a report by WSJ on May 11, Ankara's role in the Ukraine conflict and …

____ (2022-05-12). Democrats fund Ukraine war at the expense of American workers. wsws.org Having baited Russia into its reactionary invasion, the Biden administration seeks to make working people pay for the staggering cost of the war.

____ (2022-05-12). Workers denied any choice in key German election Sunday. wsws.org The representatives of all parties represented in the state parliament agree to pass on the costs of the pandemic and the Ukraine war to the working class.

Ann Brown (2022-05-12). Are Democrat Media Organizations Such As CNN And MSNBC Pushing For War? moguldom.com Americans don't want war and politicians are shying away from armed conflict with Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, but some mainstream media outlets, ranging from progressive to conservative — all of which share the common job of being a government watchdog — are being accused of pushing war. Americans overwhelmingly don't want the U.S. …

United Against War, Militarism (2022-05-12). Saturday 5/21: Protest Against the War in Ukraine. indybay.org Lake Merritt Amphitheater…

Staff (2022-05-12). Israeli Army Kills Renowned Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh &#1 ; Palestinians Mourn. orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, May 11, renowned Palestinian-American journalist and Al Jazeera correspondent, Shireen Abu Akleh, was assassinated after being shot in the head by Israeli occupation troops in Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. | Abu Akleh was wearing a clearly visible press jacket and helmet, which has led many to believe that the fatal shot was intentionally aimed at an exposed part of her head. | Imágenes trágicas de la reportera de aljazeera asesinada, Shereen Abu Aqleh, que fue atacada y asesinada hoy por soldados israelíes. Sonidos de granizo de fuego israelí se escucharon mientras Abu Aqleh yacía inmóvil con…

_____ (2022-05-12). No Half Measures, We Need Biden To Cancel All Student Loan Debt. popularresistance.org On September 1, 2021, Hurricane Ida hit Southeast Louisiana, temporarily displacing thousands of New Orleans residents, including myself and most of my family. Residents who had the means evacuated early, leaving others to fight for limited resources while simultaneously seeking refuge in neighboring cities. On top of their pre-existing bills, evacuees were forced to front the costs of hotels, food, gas and repairs or even replacement of their own homes. Natural disasters produce an overwhelming amount of stress and anxiety‚Äâ—‚Äâyou simply don't know if you will have a hou…

____ (2022-05-12). Biden to pressure ASEAN against Myanmar, Russia, China. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ReutersMay 11, 2022 U.S. wants ASEAN leaders to play bigger role in Myanmar diplomacy — official The United States wants Southeast Asian leaders to play a "more deeply engaged role" in efforts to put Myanmar back on a democratic track after a coup last year, the top U.S. official for Asia said on Wednesday ahead …

Ryan Black (2022-05-12). Under Biden, The Border Wall Is More Powerful Than Ever. progressivehub.net TODD MILLER | TOMDISPATCH…

_____ (2022-05-12). Colombia: Progressive Leaders Reject Suspension Of The Mayor Of Medellín. popularresistance.org The Colombian Inspector General's Office, on May 10, suspended the mayor of Medellín, Daniel Quintero, from his position for his alleged political participation in the upcoming presidential elections. The decision provoked a widespread political uproar. Several progressive leaders condemned the decision and accused the Inspector General of siding with the ruling right-wing party and breaking the American Convention on Human Rights that states that an administrative entity cannot suspend an official elected by citizens' votes. | The Inspector General's Office suspended Quintero for a video that he published on Twi…

_____ (2022-05-12). Progressive Leaders In Colombia Reject The Suspension Of The Mayor Of Medellín. popularresistance.org The Colombian Inspector General's Office, on May 10, suspended the mayor of Medellín, Daniel Quintero, from his position for his alleged political participation in the upcoming presidential elections. The decision provoked a widespread political uproar. Several progressive leaders condemned the decision and accused the Inspector General of siding with the ruling right-wing party and breaking the American Convention on Human Rights that states that an administrative entity cannot suspend an official elected by citizens' votes. | The Inspector General's Office suspended Quintero for a video that he published on Twi…

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-12). Electoral violence in Colombia doubled since 2018. colombiareports.com Election observers said that Colombia's congressional elections in March were more than twice as violent as those in 2018 and the most violent since 2010. In a report, the independent…

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-12). Why Colombia's upcoming elections could trigger a crisis. colombiareports.com Colombia's upcoming presidential elections could trigger a major crisis as President Ivan Duque has shown little interest in transferring power to the opposition. Meanwhile, the opposition Senator Gustavo Petro has…

Ann Brown (2022-05-12). Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock Ducks Question On Reparations Before Election, Calls For More All Lives Matter Programs. moguldom.com Reparations advocates are accusing Raphael Warnock, the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and the junior U.S. senator from Georgia since 2021, of ducking the question of reparations for slavery. Warnock is running for re-election in the Nov. 8, 2022 midterm elections. Once touted as a progressive Democrat, Warnock shied away from a question …

Fight Back (2022-05-12). Filipinos fight for democracy. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – Starting the morning of Monday, May 9, Filipinos and allies across the tri-state area began hosting a vigil outside of the Consulate General of the Philippines. They committed to stay until the results of a historic election were announced. | The Northeast Vigil for Democracy was one of dozens across the U.S. calling for a fair election as Filipinos voted for a variety of different positions. All eyes are on the presidency as two main candidates fight it out – Bongbong Marcos and Leni Robredo. While Marcos ran on a robust social media campaign based on rewriting history of his family, Robredo brou…

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam (2022-05-12). 'Kidnapped' FDC Candidate in Omoro county by election found. plusnews.ug Owani Dick Denis, the candidate of opposition political party, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) in the upcoming Omoro County MP by-election, who was reportedly kidnapped by unknown people has been found. FDC on Thursday morning said Owani kidnapped by unknown gunmen ahead of his nomination on the same day. The party said his whereabouts are …

____ (2022-05-12). Australian union turns aged care workers' strike into Labor election stunt. wsws.org While workers voted to strike almost a month ago, the action was timed to occur in the closing weeks of the federal election campaign.

____ (2022-05-12). Six US Air Force personnel indicted for stealing thousands of rounds of ammunition from air base. wsws.org According to the indictment, Air Force Staff Sgt. John Sanger became a subject of investigation after posting on social media his belief that the 2020 election was stolen and that "people have to die."

____ (2022-05-12). Australian election "debates": a display of bipartisan unity. wsws.org In a "civil" exchange, Morrison and Albanese agreed on all the basic issues, especially on the need to keep suppressing real wages in order to maintain the low-wage economy.

Leon Kunstenaar (2022-05-12). Protest to Save Abortion and Investigate SCOTUS Justices at Nancy Pelosi's House. indybay.org Speaker of the House Pelosi blasted for supporting anti abortion politician…

Marjorie Cohn (2022-05-12). Trump Judge's Anti-Mask Ruling Continues to Imperil Travelers as COVID Rises. truthout.org New COVID-19 infections are once again on the rise across the United States, The steady increase in COVID cases underscores the perilous wrongheadedness of the recent decision by Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, the federal district court judge in Florid…

Johanna Kichton (2022-05-12). People's Action on Medicare for All Reintroduction: We Need Care that Puts People First. peoplesaction.org Every Year 45,000 People Die Because They Lack Health Care Coverage Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 202.660.0605 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action released the following statement from Health Care for All Director Aija Nemer-Aanerud on Sen. Sanders' hearing and the reintroduction of Medicare for All: "Everyone should get the care they need, when they need it, with no out of pocket …

Staff (2022-05-12). Time to Replace Deadly 'Wile E. Coyote Healthcare' With Lifesaving Medicare For All. commondreams.org Medicare For All is a call to sanity.

Volunteer organized for Women's March (2022-05-12). Saturday 5/14: Mountain View: Bans Off Our Bodies! Rally for Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Centennial Plaza (outside Caltrain Station), 600 W Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA 94041 is the starting point for march which goes up Castro St to El Camino Real. | At 11: 30 we vigil at Gateway Park, corner El Camino/Castro.

Anonymous669 (2022-05-12). Turkey Says It Neutralized 21 Kurdish Fighters In Syria After Deadly Mortar Attack. southfront.org Image: aa.com.tr | On May 12, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense announced that a soldier had died of wounds he sustained as a result of the recent mortar attack on the Kiribati Border Post in southeastern Turkish province of Gaziantep. | The attack originated from the town of Kobane in the northeastern countryside of Syria's Aleppo. The town is held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). | The SDF denied responsibility for the attack. However, Turkey said that the attack w…

____ (2022-05-12). China says ready to support DPRK in fight against COVID-19. ecns.cn China stands ready to provide full support and assistance to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

Editor (2022-05-12). Democratic Party offers nothing to the struggle to save abortion rights. mronline.org Last week's shocking leak exposing the Supreme Court's draft plan to overturn Roe v. Wade has brought tens of thousands of people into the streets in struggle.

Liberation Staff (2022-05-12). PSL statement: Defeat of Women's Health Protection Act shows Democrats playing politics with abortion rights. liberationnews.org Campaigning for the Democratic Party must be understood as a losing strategy for abortion justice.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-05-12). Colombianos realizan plantón en rechazo a suspensión de alcalde. telesurtv.net "Si nos ganan la batalla por la democracia en Medellín luego irán por un golpe de Estado en Colombia", expresó el alcalde suspendido.

____ (2022-05-12). Sri Lanka: Build independent action committees to protect lives and democratic rights! wsws.org The Socialist Equality Party, the Sri Lankan section of the International Committee of the Fourth International, issued this statement in Sinhalese and Tamil.

Eric A. Gordon (2022-05-12). Dave Harris's incendiary play 'Tambo & Bones' opens in world premiere. peoplesworld.org CULVER CITY, Calif. — I really have to hand it to the PR department at Center Theatre Group here in Los Angeles, whose latest new show at Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theatre, a co-production with Playwrights Horizons, just opened (seen May 10). They captured the essential premise of Dave Harris's play in a few terse …

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-12). Remembering Soul City, A Mecca For Black Economic Empowerment That Was Destroyed By Liberals. moguldom.com Soul City was supposed to be the mecca of Black capitalism, where Black Americans could feel safe and thrive. Instead, some historians say it is ultimately white liberals' fault the dream died. If you've never heard of Soul City, you are not alone. The story is not widely told in American history. In a new …

James Goodman (2022-05-12). Don't Let the Republicans Hijack the Border. progressive.org The public needs to look at the real root causes of migration.

_____ (2022-05-12). US Boarding School Investigative Report Released. popularresistance.org The U.S. Department of Interior released its investigative report Wednesday on the Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative. It's being called the first volume of the report and comes nearly a year after the department announced a "comprehensive" review. | Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Bryan Newland, assistant secretary for Indian Affairs, Deborah Parker who is the chief executive officer of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition and James LaBelle Sr., a boarding school survivor and the first vice president of the coalition's board, spoke at a news conference in Washington announcing th…

Ryan Black (2022-05-12). India Walton Hosts First In Series Of Organizing Workshops. progressivehub.net INDIA WALTON | ORGANIZING WORKSHOP…

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