Daily Archives: May 15, 2022

2022-05-15: News Headlines

Kit Klarenberg (2022-05-15). Operation Surprise: leaked emails expose secret intelligence coup to install Boris Johnson. thegrayzone.com Leaked emails reviewed by The Grayzone reveal possibly criminal plot by pro-Leave elites to sabotage Theresa May's Brexit deal, infiltrate government, spy on campaign groups, and replace May with Boris Johnson. Intelligence cabal infiltrated UK civil service thanks to "centrally placed mole" Ex-MI6 chief Richard Dearlove pitched espionage operations targeting civil service and campaign groups Fake Democratic Party fronts run by CIA veterans were proposed to infiltrate pro-Remain groups Cabal sought to spy on and disrupt Prime Minister's top Brexit …

Alfred de Zayas (2022-05-15). Arnold August is Right in Blowing the Whistle on the Menace to Academic Freedom in Canadian and US Universities. orinocotribune.com By Alfred de Zayas &#1 ; May 12, 2022 | Review by Alfred de Zayas of the article by Arnold August: "Ukraine-Russia: Sanctions against a 'pro-Russian' professor from the University of Montreal, or freedom of speech?" | Arnold August is right in blowing the whistle on the menace to academic freedom and the ethos of independent research posed by pressures of political correctness and the spread of "cancel culture". This development constitutes moral bankruptcy in any country that considers itself "democratic", and a fortiori a disgrace in the academic profession. The case of Professor Michael Carley of the Universit…

____ (2022-05-15). Biden condemns 'racially motivated hate crime' in wake of Buffalo mass shooting. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden condemned the mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, that led to 10 deaths on Saturday.

Staff (2022-05-15). Jeff Bezos pide a la Junta de Gestión de la Desinformación de EEUU a revisar un tuit de Joe Biden. cubadebate.cu Jeff Bezos, ha instado a la recién creada Junta de Gestión de la Desinformación del Gobierno estadounidense a verificar un tuit del presidente Joe Biden en el que aseguraba que la alta tasa de inflación podría rebajarse mediante una subida de impuestos corporativos. Bezos sugirió que el mandatario estaba equivocado al querer relacionar los dos asuntos.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). Hezbollah to accept election result whoever wins. en.mehrnews.com Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem cast on Sunday his vote ballot at a polling center in Beirut's Al-Bashoura area.

Staff (2022-05-15). Nasrallah family voted in Lebanese elections. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Photos show that the father and son of Hezbollah Secretary-General Seyyed Hasan Nasrallah cast their ballot in Lebanon's parliamentary elections on Sunday.

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-05-15). Polls open in Lebanese parliamentary elections. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — According to media sources, the 24th round of Lebanese parliamentary elections has just begun across the country on Sunday.

____ (2022-05-15). Anti-China forces in Hong Kong have no extrajudicial privileges: commissioner's office of Chinese foreign ministry in HKSAR. ecns.cn The Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Saturday strongly disapproved and firmly rejected a misleading article published in the Washington Post by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Staff (2022-05-15). Ex jefe del Pentágono reveló que Trump le propuso a Guaidó asesinar a Maduro. cubadebate.cu Mark Esper, quien fue secretario de Defensa de Estados Unidos durante la Administración Trump, ha revelado que el entonces inquilino de la Casa Blanca propuso a los líderes de la oposición de Venezuela matar al presidente Nicolás Maduro. Trump puso sobre la mesa dicha propuesta el 5 de febrero de 2020.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-15). Sweden's ruling party backs NATO membership bid. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 15 (MNA) — Sweden's ruling Social Democrats backed the country joining NATOafter Finland confirmed that it would apply for NATO membership.

The New Republic magazine (2022-05-15). Wednesday 5/25: Can We Protect the Ballot? Saving Voting Rights and Democracy in America. indybay.org FREE online event via Zoom…

The New Republic magazine (2022-05-15). Wednesday 5/18: Democracy in Peril: Defeating Threats & Corruption to Help Democracy Survive. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

James Stone (2022-05-15). Populism, Freedom, and the Current Threats to Democracy. zcomm.org Progressive Populists need to understand the current struggle as a long-term battle over whose interests the Democratic party and the broader U.S. political system serve…

____ (2022-05-15). DPRK taking strict measures to prevent spread of COVID-19. ecns.cn The Ministry of Public Health of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is taking strict measures on switching the state epidemic prevention work to the maximum emergency system, the Korean Central News Agency reported on Saturday.

teleSUR, DT, JGN (2022-05-15). Se cumplen 106 años de la invasión de EE.UU. a República Dominicana. telesurtv.net La resistencia del pueblo dominicano a la invasión estadounidense se manifestó en la batalla de La Barranquita.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: National Nurses Week. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At Mayo Clinic, the Department of Nursing consists of over 22,000 people, including nurses, patient care assistants, patient care technicians and social workers. Like many health care professionals, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a stressful and challenging time for those in the department. "Throughout the pandemic, our nurses have continued to be there for their patients," says Ryannon Frederick, Mayo Clinic's chief nursing officer. "Our patient satisfaction actually increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. And that's…

Wellbeing Blueprint (2022-05-15). Tuesday 5/17: Power of the Native Vote: Mobilizing Indigenous Communities to Advance Structural Change. indybay.org Online event…

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newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Sharing Mayo Clinic: A shared heart: Two families come together after tragedy, transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Around the 15th of every month, Christin Gigstad and Tina Haug think of each other. They pick up their phones and text. Even if they've already talked that week, they want to check in. It's an important date for them, one that no one else can fully understand. Four years ago, Christin and Tina were strangers. Their lives were brought together by crisis. And now they like to say they have a shared heart, thanks…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Putting your best foot forward with diabetes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently was diagnosed with diabetes and am learning about various components of my health care that require special attention. For instance, I was told I'd need to take special care of my feet. Can you explain why foot care is so important and what is necessary? Do I need to see a special type of doctor? ANSWER: You're among the millions of people in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with diabetes. Managing…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Mayo Clinic Minute: Can uterine fibroids affect pregnancy? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A uterine fibroid is a benign or noncancerous growth of the muscle portion of the uterus. While common, they may cause pain and excessive bleeding, and concerns about fertility and pregnancy for some. Dr. Michelle Louie, a Mayo Clinic gynecologic surgeon and fibroid specialist, says it is important to know your treatment options and work with a specialist. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute. youtu.be/RjubdzreMOE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (: 57) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mohs surgery for melanoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. It develops in the cells that produce melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. Melanoma is one of the most common cancer types in the U. S. Roughly 2% of people will be diagnosed with melanoma of the skin at some point during their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. Treatment for early stage melanomas usually includes surgery to remove the melanoma. Mohs surgery is a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Springtime allergies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I love the changing seasons and am looking forward to the warmer days of spring. Unfortunately, I am often miserable because of seasonal allergies. What can I do to keep the box of tissues at bay and enjoy the springtime weather? ANSWER: As we flip the calendars to April and May, spring is in the air. Warmer springtime temperatures mean that trees bud, flowers bloom and grass grows. And people often are more active…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Mayo Clinic Minute: African Americans at higher risk of stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month. According to the CDC, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds in the U.S. Do you know that stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States? A stroke happens when blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. This causes brain cells to become damaged or die. Risks of stroke vary by race and ethnicity. African American…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). 9 Mayo hospitals earn 'A' grades for patient safety. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Nine Mayo Clinic hospitals scored the highest safety marks from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization that collects and analyzes data to help patients choose their preferred health care destinations. These Mayo Clinic hospitals earned "A" grades for patient safety: Arizona Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona. Florida Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida. Rochester Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester. Mayo Clinic Health System Albert Lea and Austin, Minnesota.Eau Claire, Wisconsin.Fairmont, Minnesota.La…

Juan Cole (2022-05-15). Busan, S. Korea, constructing Solar-Powered Artificial Biorock Island to replace Coastal land lost to Sea Level Rise. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; UN Habitat, the municipality of Busan in South Korea, and the company OCEANIX are responding to the challenge of sea-level rise by building an artificial floating city off the coast of the country's second-largest city. A prototype is expected to be in the water as early as 2025. Although a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Expert alert: Outpatient joint replacement surgery benefits patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Outpatient surgery may be an option for people who are having their hips, knees or other joints replaced. It is part of a trend in orthopedic surgery to move total joint arthroplasty, commonly known as joint replacement, from inpatient to outpatient surgery. Patients benefit from the shorter hospital stay, and they are more satisfied recovering at home. A decade ago, a patient who had a knee or hip replacement would likely stay…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Consumer Health: Women's health and living a longer, healthier life. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org National Women's Health Week will be observed May 8—14, which makes this a good time to learn about the biggest threats to women's health and what you can do to keep yourself healthy. Two of the leading causes of death for women in the U.S. are heart disease and cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is that healthy lifestyle choices can reduce your risk for both. Heart disease…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Consumer Health: Understanding skin cancer and how to prevent it. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this and good time to learn about the three main types of skin cancer and what you can do to keep yourself healthy. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. And most skin cancers are preventable. The three main types of skin cancer are: Basal cell carcinomaBasal cell carcinoma begins in the basal cells — a type of cell within…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). FDA limits use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has limited use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine for adults due to risks associated with blood clots. "The FDA's decision to limit the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for SARS-CoV2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) was due to an FDA analysis that indicated an elevated but low risk for blood clots in some patients who received the vaccine," says Dr. Andrew Badley, an infectious…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). 5-10-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Living in the "Sandwich": Women's Health & Menopause. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org National Women's Health Week is May 8-14, 2022. Women in the "sandwich generation" may be balancing the competing demands of caring for both dependent children and aging parents, and often working outside of the home. Their own needs may take a backseat while they care for others and juggle all of the demands of life, which has been made even worse with the stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionally affecting women. Around this same time in life, many…

| Nameconor Heffernan, Assistant Professor of Physical Culture, Sport Studies, University of Texas At Austin (2022-05-15). Tucker Carlson pulls from an old playbook as he stokes anxiety about a masculinity crisis. Conor Heffernan, Assistant Professor of Physical Culture and Sport Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Fight Back (2022-05-14). Mexican president bails on Biden's Summit of the Americas, Workers plan Summit of the Americas in Tijuana. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced he plans to bail on the Summit of the Americas because the Biden administration refuses to invite all the countries and leaders of Latin America. Mexico will instead send their foreign minister. The Biden administration has so far refused to invite Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela because the White House does not like their governments or leaders. | The 9th Summit of the Americas is supposed to involve all the heads of state and officials of government from the Western Hemisphere. President Biden is hosting it in Los Angeles June 6 through 1…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-14). Biden's 'Holodomor' Policies to Hurt Ukrainians, Americans & Backfire on Whole World. libya360.wordpress.com Ekaterina Blinova On 11 May, President Joe Biden announced that the US and its allies are planning to ship over 20 million tonnes of grain out of Ukraine to tackle the global food crisis. However, Biden's policy could cause a famine in Ukraine, according to Russian Federation State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin. Since the beginning…

JANET (2022-05-14). U.S. & EU use propaganda and censorship as weapon in Ukraine war. iacenter.org By G. Dunkel May 11, 2022 May 8 — When Jill Biden met Olena Zelenska, the spouse of the Ukrainian president, in Uzhhorod, a small city in western Ukraine a few miles from Slovakia, on Mother's Day, she said to the world that "the people of the United States stand with the people of Ukraine." China and India, each with a population of around 1.4 billion people, abstained on the U.N. vote condemning Russia. Right now, what is true is that U.S. imperialism is feeding weapons and military trainers to the Kiev regime, with the full backing of the administration, Congress and the Pentagon. The U.S. ruling class i…

_____ (2022-05-14). NY Times Shifts Prowar Narrative, Documents Failure Of US In Ukraine. popularresistance.org The New York Times has a job to do — and it has done that job spectacularly well over the past few months. The Times is a leader, in the opinion of this writer, the leader in spelling out the US narrative on the war in Ukraine, a tale designed to keep up morale, give the war a high moral purpose and justify the untold billions pouring from the taxpayers' pockets into Joe Biden's proxy war on Russia. Day in and day out in page after page of word and picture it has been instructing one and all, including politicians and lower level opinion shapers, exactly what to think about the war in Ukraine. | So, when th…

_____ (2022-05-14). The Bizarre, Unanimous Democratic Support For The $40b War Package. popularresistance.org After Joe Biden announced his extraordinary request for $33 billion more for the war in Ukraine — on top of the $14 billion the U.S. has already spent just ten weeks into this war — congressional leaders of both parties immediately decided the amount was insufficient. They arbitrarily increased the amount by $7 billion to a total of $40 billion, then fast-tracked the bill for immediate approval. As we reported on Tuesday night, the House overwhelmingly voted to approve the bill by a vote of 388-57. All fifty-seven NO votes came from Republican House members. Except for two missing members, all House D…

JANET (2022-05-14). U.S. excludes Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua from Summit of the Americas ‚àí Will it boomerang? iacenter.org May 12, 2022 Published May 5 in Cuba Debate. Translated by Walter Lippmann for CubaNews and edited. credit: Peruvian Foreign Ministry/ Flickr Holding the Summit of the Americas is at risk, warned Ronald Sanders, the ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda, in Washington, D.C., on May 5. Sanders stressed that if the United States insisted on excluding Cuba, this could be an immediate cause for the nations of the Caribbean to skip the event. Sanders spoke at a webinar in which several panelists examined the policy of the Biden administration towards the Caribbean in its first year in the White House. He said that "If the…

____ (2022-05-14). Biden assures Finnish, Swedish leaders of support for NATO absorption. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Helsinki Times/ANIMay 14, 2022 Biden backs NATO's open-door policy in call with Sweden, Finland leaders US President Joe Biden, in a call with leaders of Sweden and Finland discussed close defense cooperation between countries and underscored his support for NATO's open-door policy. This comes as Finland and Sweden have started discussing the possibility of abandoning …

Sean Callebs (2022-05-14). The Heat: U.S.-ASEAN Summit. america.cgtn.com President Biden hosts a special U.S.-ASEAN summit in Washington. What was on the agenda?>

_____ (2022-05-14). Joe Biden And The Democrats Have Nothing To Offer Organized Labor. popularresistance.org Amazon Labor Union (ALU) organizer and former Amazon worker Chris Smalls testified in a Senate Banking Committee hearing called by Bernie Sanders on May 5th to investigate whether Amazon and other monopoly corporations that violate labor law should receive federal contracts. That Amazon would receive federal assistance despite accumulating record profits amid a global pandemic is bad enough. Worse yet is that it took months before so-called progressive Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged the efforts of workers organizing a union within the corporate behemoth. | The hearing proceedings went viral after…

_____ (2022-05-14). Summit Of The Americas Is Shaping Up To Show US Has Become Isolated. popularresistance.org 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 following last August's chaotic evacuation from Afghanistan. Politico headlined a piece about how "Biden's Americas summit is drawing jeers and threats of boycott", which reported that several Latin American leaders are threatening to boycott the event if Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela aren't invited to attend. While Antigua, Barbuda, and Bolivia might not be a big deal in the grand scheme of US strategy towards the hemisph…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-14). US Willing To Escalate Ukrainian Conflict. southfront.org Recent Washington's maneuvers reveal US wants to take conflict to its ultimate consequences. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, researcher in Social Sciences at the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; geopolitical consultant. | Once again, the US government seems to be the side most interested in taking the Ukrainian conflict to its ultimate consequences. A law recently signed by President Joe Biden threatens to escalate the dispute in Eastern Europe to extremely dangerous levels, increasi…

____ (2022-05-14). VIDEO: Biden calls VP Kamala Harris as US president again. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — The US President Joe Biden addressed his Vice President as president of the United States in his latest blunder during a speech at ASEAN Summit.

Susan Jaffe (2022-05-14). [Perspectives] Raj Panjabi: bringing a global outlook to the US pandemic response. thelancet.com In February, 2022, US President Joe Biden appointed global health physician and epidemiologist Raj Panjabi as a Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Global Health Security and Biodefense at the White House National Security Council in Washington, DC, which advises Biden on foreign policy and security issues. In this position, Panjabi's presence ensures that global health threats "are considered in discussions of national security and foreign policy, and are not an afterthought", said Jennifer Kates, Senior Vice President and Director of Global Health and HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Found…

Robert McCaw, Ismail Allison (2022-05-14). Why President Biden Should Also Cancel Interest Payments on Student Loan Debt. commondreams.org President Biden will not be able to solve the crisis at hand or satisfy the demands of the American people with a half-baked approach.

Sarah Lazare (2022-05-14). Biden's Silence on an Intellectual Property Waiver Speaks Volumes. commondreams.org The White House appears to have no plans to break Big Pharma's stranglehold on global Covid-19 vaccines.

____ (2022-05-14). January 6 Select Committee subpoenas 5 of Trump's congressional co-conspirators. wsws.org All five Republicans targeted by the Select Committee were intimately involved in Trump's coup plot. Yet none of them, like Trump himself, has been charged more than 16 months after the failed attack.

Staff (2022-05-14). Trump Wanted to Bomb Venezuela's José Antonio Anzoátegui Petrochemical Complex, Claims Former US Defense Secretary Mark Esper. orinocotribune.com The Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations, Samuel Moncada, has provided more details about the comments made a few days ago by Mark Esper, US secretary of defense during the Donald Trump administration. In an interview with CBS network, Esper stated that Trump's advisers proposed two military invasions in his last year in office: one against Venezuela and the other against Iran, as well as carrying out a total blockade against Cuba. On Thursday, May 12, Moncada reported that the proposed attack on Venezuela was to bomb the José Antonio Anzoátegui Petrochemical and Industrial Complex, located…

JANET (2022-05-14). The Amazon model: union busting on steroids. iacenter.org Amazon Labor Union President Chris Smalls testifies at Senate hearing, May 5. Amazon Labor Union (ALU) President Christian Smalls garnered widespread attention May 5 when he raked Senator Lindsay Graham over the coals at a Senate Budget Committee hearing. Senator Bernie Sanders called the hearing to raise the issue of companies like Amazon having government contracts despite engaging in illegal union busting. The Republican from South Carolina accused Sanders of having "determined Amazon is a piece of crap company." (cnbc.com) "It sounds like you were talking about more of the companies and the businesses in your…

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