2021-05-12: News Headlines

Staff (2021-05-12). Erdogan voices opposition to zionists' attacks on Palestine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — In a phone talk with Russian counterpart Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced Turkey's strong opposition to the Israeli regime's attacks on occupied Quds, Gaza Strip, Al-Aqsa Mosque and Palestinians.

Staff (2021-05-12). VIDEO: People in US demonstrate in support of Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Concurrent with the continuation of Zionist forces' aggression on Al-Aqsa Mosque and killing of Palestinians, people in New York and Washington demonstrated in support of Palestinians and condemned the Zionists' crimes.

Staff (2021-05-12). VIDEO: Clash erupts between Palestinians, Zionist forces. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Last night, clashes between Palestinian youth and the occupying Zionist forces have spread to the center of occupied Palestine.

Staff (2021-05-12). Protest in Cape Town in solidarity with Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Cape Town in South Africa in solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Staff (2021-05-12). Headlines for May 12, 2021. democracynow.org At Least 50 Palestinians Killed as Israeli Attacks Continue; Protests Call Out Israeli Crimes, Red Cross Warns COVID Cases "Exploding" in Asia as India Continues to Break New Records, Algeria Moves to Ban Unauthorized Protests as Pro-Democracy Movement Gains Steam, French Court Tosses Lawsuit from Agent Orange Victim Against Chemical Companies, Family of Andrew Brown Jr. Views More Footage of Police Killing, Confirms Shooting Was Unjustified, Ahmaud Arbery's Killers Plead Not Guilty to Federal Hate Crimes, Arizona Passes Law to Cut Voters from Early Mail-in Voting List, Liz Cheney Delivers Scathing Rebuke as GOP…

The Socialist Program (2021-05-12). PODCAST: Stand with Palestine as Palestine Stands Together. liberationnews.org On today's "In the News" roundtable, Brian Becker, Esther Iverem, Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss the assault being waged by the Israeli military on Palestinians following intense fascist attacks and ethnic cleansing efforts directed against Palestinian residents of Jerusalem by ultra-right settlers.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-12). Muna is Palestine, Yakub is Israel: The Untold Story of Sheikh Jarrah. dissidentvoice.org There are two separate Sheikh Jarrah stories — one read and watched in the news and another that receives little media coverage or due analysis. The obvious story is that of the nightly raids and violence meted out by Israeli police and Jewish extremists against Palestinians in the devastated East Jerusalem neighborhood. For weeks, thousands …

_____ (2021-05-12). Biden Administration Blocking UN Cease-Fire Statement As Israel Bombs Gaza. popularresistance.org The Biden administration is reportedly blocking the release of a United Nations Security Council statement calling for an immediate cease-fire as Israel continues its devastating assault on the occupied Gaza Strip, killing dozens of Palestinians and injuring hundreds more. | According to Reuters, which cited anonymous diplomats and sources familiar with the Biden administration's strategy, the United States is "delaying" the U.N. Security Council's "efforts to issue a public statement on escalating tensions between Israel and the Palestinians because it could be harmful to behind-the-scenes efforts to end the vio…

_____ (2021-05-12). Israel Bombardment Of Gaza Escalates. popularresistance.org The Israeli military has continued its bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip early on Wednesday, targeting several areas after rockets were fired from the enclave. | It is the most intense airstrikes in Gaza since the bombardment in 2014. | Health authorities in Gaza said at least 35 Palestinians — including 10 children — were killed in Israeli air strikes on the Strip since late on Monday, after Hamas launched rockets from the coastal territory towards Israel. At least 233 others were injured. | At least five people in Israel have also been killed. | The rocket fire came after Hamas, which rules Gaz…

Fight Back (2021-05-12). San Jose: Large protest against Israeli attacks on Palestinians. fightbacknews.org San Jose, CA — Over 400 demonstrators gathered at the Peace Corner of San Jose, May 10, and marched through Santana Row demanding an end of the occupation of Palestine. The organizers of the action responded to the pogrom in Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem, and demanded justice. | The crowd had a high concentration of Arabs, mothers and children, and a majority of the crowd was under the age of 35. | At the beginning of the action, a man attacked a Palestinian and ran into the shadows. After feelings subsided, the organizers led the march through Santana Row, which is a highly gentrified outdoor shopping center.

Middle East Monitor (2021-05-12). Why Palestinians Protest their Eviction by Israel: The untold story of Sheikh Jarrah. juancole.com There are two separate Sheikh Jarrah stories. One is read about and watched on the news, the other receives little media coverage or due analysis. The obvious story is that of the nightly raids and violence meted out by Israeli police and Jewish extremists against Palestinians in the devastated East Jerusalem neighbourhood. For weeks, thousands …

_____ (2021-05-12). War Crimes Court 'Monitoring Developments' In West Bank. popularresistance.org The International Criminal Court's top prosecutor says she is keeping a close eye on developments in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza, as Israeli forces and Palestinians engage in deadly clashes and retaliatory strikes. | In a tweet on Wednesday, the court's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said she was concerned by developments in the region. | "I note with great concern the escalation of violence in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as well as in and around Gaza, and the possible commission of crimes under the Rome Statute," the prosecutor tweeted. | "My office will continue to monitor developmen…

Susan Price (2021-05-12). Stop Israeli attacks on Gaza. greenleft.org.au Twenty Palestinians, nine of them children, were killed in Israeli bombing attacks in the Gaza Strip on May 10, report Ali Abunimah, Maureen Clare Murphy and Tamara Nassar. Israeli forces reportedly moved tanks to the Gaza border on May 12 and have been bombing the city with white phosphorous.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-12). US Again Blocks UN Security Council Statement on Gaza, Jerusalem Violence. news.antiwar.com For the second time this week, the US blocked on Wednesday a statement from the UN Security Council on the ongoing Israeli violence against Palestinians. Media reports say 14 out of 15 of the UN Security Council members were in favor of the statement, and only the US opposed it. |

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-12). Reactions to Palestine flare-up. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — People in many countries in the world are strongly condemning the Israeli regime's crimes against Palestinians as calls for an end to Israeli crimes in Gaza and Quds grow.

Staff (2021-05-12). Venezuela Condemns New Violent Actions Against the Palestinian People (Communiqué). orinocotribune.com The Foreign Affairs Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Jorge Arreaza reported, through a statement, that Venezuela expresses its strongest condemnation of Israel's new military actions against the Palestinian people, which have left at least 20 dead. | Through his official account on the social media network Twitter the senior official wrote: "Venezuela condemns the new violent actions against the Palestinian people by Israel, and calls upon the international community, reaffirming its historical position in defense of the sovereignty, independence, and self-determination of Palestine." | In the sta…

repost (2021-05-12). Saturday 5/15: Nakba 73 — We Will Return to Palestine. indybay.org 24th and Mission, 24th St BART and Valencia and Liberty between 20th and 21st Streets, San Francisco…

Palestine Action Network (2021-05-12). Saturday 5/15: San Francisco Protest for Palestine. indybay.org 16th and Valencia BART Station…

Pip Hinman (2021-05-12). Rally calls for honest reporting of Israel's attacks on Palestine. greenleft.org.au Rachel Evans reports on a snap action outside the ABC offices to demand the media cover Israeli attacks on Palestinian communities in Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem.

A Guest Author (2021-05-12). Free Palestine! Stop the bombing! workers.org UNACpeace.org posted the following statement on May 11. The removal of Palestinian residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem and the escalation of attacks by colonial settlers and Israeli forces are nothing short of ethnic cleansing. It is reminiscent of the Nakba, when Zionists took half of Palestine for . . . |

Staff (2021-05-12). 'UNSC cannot remain indifferent to Zionists atrocities'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — UNSC cannot remain indifferent to the atrocities, and US should stop shielding Israel at UN, said ran's permanent Ambassador to the UN, criticizing the continuous attacks on Palestine by the Israeli regime.

Staff (2021-05-12). Final victory belongs to Palestine: Ghalibaf. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker said that martyrdom of former IRGC's Quds Force Commander Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani proved that motivation of resistance movement has been strengthened more than before.

Mark Muhannad Ayyash (2021-05-12). Break the Fear Barrier and Speak Up for Palestine. zcomm.org Saying the Palestinian issue is 'complex' is no excuse for not speaking up against Israeli crimes…

Steve Topple (2021-05-12). A BBC report on Gaza shows its disgraceful bias. thecanary.co The BBC's reporting on the situation in Gaza has been little Ongoing Israeli crimes in Gaza and Palestine: | Much of the world has been watching the situation in Israel and the occupied territories. As of 12pm on Wednesday 12 May, PA reported that Israeli air strikes had levelled two apartment towers in the Gaza Strip. Ham…

WSWS (2021-05-12). Israel's military continues airstrikes on Gaza as it prepares for an "indefinite" operation. wsws.org The scale of the high-tech bombardment makes clear that these latest attacks on Gaza by the most powerful military force in the region mark the start of Israel's fourth war on the besieged enclave.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-12). Death toll in Israeli attack on Gaza rises to 56 amidst rising concerns over ground offensive. peoplesdispatch.org The Israeli military continued bombarding the Gaza strip in occupied Palestinian territory for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, May 12, mostly targeting civilians resident areas. Israel claimed it killed 16 members of Hamas, including the commander for Gaza. The Israel also targeted a high-rise residential building insid…

South Front (2021-05-12). Video: Israel's Savage Response to Gaza's Rockets. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Chaos is returning …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-05-12). UNICEF Warns of Looming 'Full-Scale War' as Israel Continues Bombing of Gaza. commondreams.org "We are on the brink of a full-scale war," warned UNICEF executive director Henrietta Fore. "In any war, children—all children—suffer first and suffer most." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-05-12). Biden Administration Reportedly Blocking UN Cease-Fire Statement as Israel Bombards Gaza. commondreams.org "The violence in Israel and Gaza must end," said U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman. "Congress and President Biden must act immediately. No one wins with war." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Tamara Nassar (2021-05-12). Tel Aviv hit after Israel destroys Gaza buildings. zcomm.org Israel imposed collective punishment on Gaza by tightening its 14-year siege of the territory even further…

Raji Sourani (2021-05-12). Israel Kills Dozens in Gaza. zcomm.org Impose "Constant War" on Palestinian Residents of Jerusalem…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-12). Israeli Army Targets Hamas Military Leadership After Failing To Stop Rocket Fire From Gaza (Photos, Videos). southfront.org Israel Air Force airplane F-16 D 'Barak Cobra'prepares for take off. June 28 2010. Photo by Ofer Zidon/Flash90 | After failing to stop rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military began targeting military commanders of the Hamas Movement. | On May 12th, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced that they had assassinated members of Hamas's General Staff Forum in a series of strikes on Gaza City and Khan Younis. | The military said that the Palestinian commanders were assassinated as apart of a "joint operation" with…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-12). Casualties Reported After Gaza Factions Fired More Than 150 Rockets In Response To Israeli Strikes (Videos, Photos). southfront.org On May 12, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, launched over a hundred rockets…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-12). Israel Took Down Another Tower In Gaza After Strikes On Its Naval Gas Platform (Videos). southfront.org Hamas rocket unit. Illustrative image. | On May 12, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, attacked an Israeli natural gas platform off the coast of the Gaza Strip. | In a statement, the Palestinian armed faction said the naval platform was targeted with a "barrage of rockets," without providing any additional information. | After the attack, a spokesman for oil producer Chevron told Reuters that the company had shut down and depressurized the Tamar natural gas platform after receiving i…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-12). Gaza Clashes: Israeli Military Sustained First Causality In Hamas ATGM Strike (Videos). southfront.org Hamas tank-hunters. Illustrative image. | On May 12, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) sustained their first causality since the outbreak of the clashes with Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip. | An Israeli soldier was killed and two others were severely injured when their SUV was hit by an anti-tank guided missile, reportedly a Russian-made Kornet-E, while it was passing on a road to the north of Gaza. | In a statement, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas Movement, claimed responsibility fo…

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-12). Gaza Death Toll Mounts as Israel Vows Further Escalation. news.antiwar.com Israel continued its bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip through Tuesday and into Wednesday morning as the death toll continues to mount.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-12). Gaza Death Toll Mounts, 67 Dead, Including 17 Children. news.antiwar.com Israel continued its bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip through Tuesday and into Wednesday morning as the death toll continues to mount. So far,

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-12). Gaza Death Toll Mounts, 53 Dead, Including 14 Children. news.antiwar.com Israel continued its bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip through Tuesday and into Wednesday morning as the death toll continues to mount.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-12). US Refuses to Condemn Israeli Airstrikes That Killed Palestinian Children. news.antiwar.com Unsurprisingly, Biden administration officials have failed to condemn Israeli airstrikes in Gaza that killed Palestinian children.

Fight Back (2021-05-12). Appleton, WI: Fox Valley communities celebrate May Day. fightbacknews.org Appleton, WI – On May 1, over 40 people gathered in downtown Appleton at Houdini Plaza to commemorate International Workers' Day, or May Day. There were speeches from multiple local organizations. The Appleton Students for a Democratic Society, Wisconsin Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Sunrise Appleton, Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, AFT Local 6511, Wisconsin Bail Out People Movement, and United Action Oshkosh joined together for this important holiday. | Union power, indigenous rights, ending corporate greed, smashing capitalism and celeb…

Yves Engler (2021-05-12). What Kind of People Associate with an Alleged Pedophile? dissidentvoice.org Why are Cindy Blackstock, Charles Taylor, Pearl Eliadis, Murray Sinclair and Thomas Mulcair publicly associating themselves with alleged pedophile Alan Dershowitz? Why are the indigenous advocate, philosopher, human rights lawyer, former senator and former NDP leader supporting the anti-Palestinian lobby's bid to crush a small left-wing Toronto restaurant? Why have they offered their names to …

Staff (2021-05-12). Biden budget would give $1.3 billion more to the Israeli military than to the global climate response. therealnews.com According to Left Flank Veterans, a group of anti-war veterans, Biden's spending priorities indicate that the president thinks "preserving apartheid is more important than fighting climate change."

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-05-12). Georgia: Black Lives Matter. workers.org Atlanta Police agents killed all four of these young Black men in Georgia, and the struggle to prosecute and convict their murderers is ongoing. Jamarion Robinson Jamarion Robinson was killed Aug. 5, 2016, at the East Point apartment of his girlfriend, by a heavily armed force from seven police agencies . . . |

Dianne Mathiowetz (2021-05-12). Georgia: Black Lives Matter. workers.org Atlanta Police agents killed all four of these young Black men in Georgia, and the struggle to prosecute and convict their murderers is ongoing. Jamarion Robinson Jamarion Robinson was killed Aug. 5, 2016, at the East Point apartment of his partner, by a heavily armed force from seven police agencies . . . |

Monica Moorehead (2021-05-12). Stop legal lynchings!Remember George Stinney Jr. workers.org The U.S. Supreme Court ruled April 22 that juveniles — those under the age of 18 — are not exempt from spending the rest of their lives in prison with no hope of parole. (See WW article, workers.org/2021/05/56175/) This once again exposes the hypocrisy of the U.S. claiming to be . . . |

Monica Moorehead (2021-05-12). Stop legal lynchings!/Remember George Stinney Jr. workers.org The U.S. Supreme Court ruled April 22 that juveniles — those under the age of 18 — are not exempt from spending the rest of their lives in prison with no hope of parole. (See WW article, workers.org/2021/05/56175/) This once again exposes the hypocrisy of the U.S. claiming to be . . . |

Anonymous007 (2021-05-12). Iranian Foreign Minister Arrives In Damascus To Discuss West Bank Escalation. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 12th, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrived in Damascus to meet and hold talks with Syrian authorities and exchange views on bilateral and regional issues, as well as to review the latest developments in Israel and its encroachment on Muslim shrines. | FM Zarif will also meet with the leaders of Palestinian groups living in Syria and discuss the latest developments in the region. | In a statement to journalist after his arrival, the Iranian Foreign Minister expressed happiness t…

K Wilkens (2021-05-12). How will anti-racist movement remember Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms? liberationnews.org Keisha Lance Bottoms' tenure as mayor can defined by her allegiance to the police and her contempt for the 2020 mass movement against racism.

Fight Back (2021-05-12). Rally on Milwaukee's southside in solidarity with Colombians struggling against political repression. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the sunny afternoon of May 10, members of the Milwaukee's Colombian community, activists and supporters gathered at Walker's Square Park on the Southside to demonstrate solidarity with the people of Colombia in the wake of the violent repression. Nearly 40 people joined the protest, including members of the Red Condor Collective, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, The People's Revolution, and Our Wisconsin Revolution. | On April 28, most sectors of Colombia began a general strike in response to anti-people measures put forward by the…

Fight Back (2021-05-12). Rally on Milwaukee's southside in solidarity with Colombians struggling against political repression. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On the sunny afternoon of May 10, members of the Milwaukee's Colombian community, activists and supporters gathered at Walker's Square Park on the Southside to demonstrate solidarity with the people of Colombia in the wake of the violent repression. Nearly 40 people joined the protest, including members of the Red Condor Collective, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, The People's Revolution, and Our Wisconsin Revolution. | On April 28, most sectors of Colombia began a general strike in response to anti-people measures put forward by the…

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2021-05-11: News Headlines

Staff (2021-05-11). Joint Statement by Palestinians in North America: Nakba 73 — Ongoing Nakba, Ongoing Resistance. samidoun.net As we mark the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba, we, the undersigned, join together to reaffirm our commitment to the Palestinian people's struggle for justice, return, and liberation. We commemorate the loss experienced by Palestinians in 1948 when hundreds of thousands of our people were forced into exile and saw their homes and villages stolen or destroyed by Zionist militias. To this day, colonization and dispossession remain ongoing processes, where Palestinians continue to endure land theft and encroachments on their basic rights. Despite the multiple decades of Zionist brutality, our resilient people remain c…

Staff (2021-05-11). Video: Samidoun's Hadeel Shatara interviewed on Sheikh Jarrah, Al-Aqsa and the Palestinian Struggle. samidoun.net Rania Khalek is joined by Ramallah-based activist Hadeel Shatara, coordinator in Palestine of the Palestinian prisoner rights group Samidoun, to discuss Israeli violence in Sheikh Jarrah and Al Aqsa mosque | The article

Francis Boyle (2021-05-11). Stopping Zionist Genocide Against The Palestinians. zcomm.org Palestinians have been victims of genocide as defined by the 1948 Genocide Convention since the founding of the State of Israel…

Saheli Chowdhury (2021-05-11). Hundreds of Palestinians Injured in IOF and Settler Violence on Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem — 'Zionism is Racism'. orinocotribune.com May 10 (OrinocoTribune.com)— Hundreds of worshippers inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem were injured during the Israeli crackdown on the holy site over the weekend, reported the Palestinian Red Crescent. According to the latest information provided by the Palestinian branch of the international medical aid organization, 305 Palestinians were injured in the violence caused by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers. Of them, 228 remain hospitalized, and at least seven are in critical condition. The Israeli forces also targeted the Red Crescent crews and ambulances while they were trying…

Saul Kanowitz (2021-05-11). Tear gas, bullets, bombs: Israel unleashes massive assault on Palestinians. liberationnews.org Israel has unleashed murderous actions all across occupied Palestine. Major pressure must be applied to demand that the U.S. government stops arming Israel with billions of dollars of weapons every year and providing diplomatic cover for their crimes.

Staff (2021-05-11). Brazil's Landless Workers Movement (MST) condemns Israeli aggression, calls to #SaveSheikhJarrah. samidoun.net The Landless Workers' Movement (MST) in Brazil is a mass social movement, formed by rural workers and by all those who want to fight for land reform and against injustice and social inequality in rural areas. With an estimated 1.5 million members, the movement has led more than 2,500 land occupations, with about 370,000 families — families that today settled on 7.5 million hectares of land that they won as a result of the occupations. Through their organizing, these families continue to push for schools, credit for agricultural production and cooperatives, and access to health care. The MST has continuously…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-11). At least 26 Palestinians including 9 children killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza. peoplesdispatch.org The airstrikes were carried out by Israel through Monday night and Tuesday morning, destroying several houses and civilian installations in the densely populated region…

Juan Cole (2021-05-11). What if Israelis attacked the Basilica of St. Peter on Easter? That's how Muslims feel about Assault on al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — One of the most outrageous Israeli actions against the Palestinians of East Jerusalem during the past week has been the repeated Israeli assaults on worshipers in the al-Aqsa Mosque complex, which is sacred to 1.8 billion Muslims, a fourth of humankind. This would be as though Israeli commandos had invaded …

Editorial Team (2021-05-11). 20 Palestinians killed by Israel following demonstrations in Sheikh Jarrah. challenge-magazine.org As the holiest city in several faiths, Jerusalem is very important to Jews, Muslims, and Christians and was originally intended to be a neutral zone for all parties. However, as Israeli occupation and settlements have expanded, Jerusalem has increasingly become Israeli controlled and inhabited. Palestinians are routinely harassed by the Israeli police state and are often rejected from entering checkpoints into holy areas.

Staff (2021-05-11). Israel Kills Dozens in Gaza While Imposing "Constant War" on Palestinian Residents of Jerusalem. democracynow.org Israeli airstrikes in Gaza have killed at least 26 Palestinians, including nine children, as tension in the region has escalated sharply. Hundreds were also injured by Israeli forces Monday when they stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third-holiest site in Islam. Hamas responded by firing hundreds of rockets into Israel, which reportedly caused dozens of injuries but no deaths. The tension in Jerusalem has been mounting for weeks as Palestinians have been organizing to block Israel from forcibly evicting dozens of Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood to give their homes to Jewish settlers. The United Natio…

Staff (2021-05-11). Headlines for May 11, 2021. democracynow.org Israeli Airstrikes Kill 26 Palestinians in Gaza, Including 9 Children, Bodies of Indian COVID-19 Victims Found on Banks of Ganges River, World Health Organization Chief Blasts "Shocking Global Disparity" in Vaccine Access, U.S. Drug Regulator Clears Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine for Use in Children 12 and Older, Democrats Urge President Biden to Lift Iran Sanctions and Return to 2015 Nuclear Deal, Colombian President Warns Indigenous Protesters Amid Mounting Attacks by Vigilantes, Mother's Day Marchers Demand Mexican Government Take Action to Find Missing Children, Moroccan Authorities Raid Home of Western Sahara Ind…

WSWS (2021-05-11). Israel kills 24 in Gaza as Netanyahu steps up provocations on Jerusalem Day. wsws.org Around 1,000 security forces stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem and attacked worshippers with stun grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets, injuring more than 330 Palestinians.

WSWS (2021-05-11). Israel kills 20 in Gaza as Netanyahu steps up provocations on Jerusalem Day. wsws.org Around 1,000 security forces stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem and attacked worshippers with stun grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets, injuring more than 330 Palestinians.

commondreams (2021-05-11). End Brutal Repression of Palestinians Protesting Forced Displacement in Occupied East Jerusalem. commondreams.org ______________________________…

David Hearst (2021-05-11). A New Generation of Palestinians Are Rising Under Netanyahu's Nose and Saying 'Enough Is Enough'. commondreams.org A New Generation of Palestinians Are Rising Under Netanyahu's Nose and Saying 'Enough Is Enough' | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2021-05-11). Iran to stand powerfuly beside Resistance & Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for the International Affairs revoiced Iran's full support for the Resistance Front and Palestinians.

Staff (2021-05-11). VIDEO: Brutal attack of Zionist regime on Gaza Strip. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — The Zionist regime attacked the Gaza strip on Monday night, killing 24 and wounding 103 Palestinians.

Not One Nickel, Not One Dime (2021-05-11). Petition from Rep. Rashida Tlaib to Stop US/Israeli War Crmes. indybay.org Sign now to call on the U.S. State Department and Department of Defense: Demand an end to Israel's forced displacement of Palestinians from East Jerusalem. See actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-now-to-call…

Middle East Monitor (2021-05-11). Israeli Repression and Land Grabs, and the Palestinian Protests in Jerusalem. juancole.com By Anjuman Rahman | — ( Middle East Monitor ) — Violence has become a permanent feature of Ramadan for the people of occupied Palestine. The first day of the fasting month this year began with the Israeli army breaking locks and cutting the wires to the loudspeakers at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem to silence …

Staff (2021-05-11). Islamic Ummah firmly stands against Zionist regime genocide. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker said that Islamic Ummah firmly stands against the Zionist regime genocide against the oppressed people of Palestine in the occupied lands and territories.

Staff (2021-05-11). Parl. calls resistance only way to liberate Palestine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — In a statement issued on Tuesday, the members of the Iranian Parliament condemned the criminal actions of the Zionist regime in the occupied territories.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-11). Children among those killed in Gaza as Israeli airstrikes continue and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the rising casualties in the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, the march for justice for disappeared persons in Mexico, and more…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-05-11). State Dept Spokesperson Under Fire for 'Spineless' Refusal to Condemn Israel's Killing of Children in Gaza. commondreams.org "This unsurprising response is devoid of empathy and concern for human suffering," said Rep. Ilhan Omar. "He can't even condemn the killing of children." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2021-05-11). Hamas continues to fire barrage of rockets on Zionists. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Local sources in Israeli-occupied territories say more than 610 rockets have been fired by Gaza resistance forces towards occupied lands since yesterday.

Staff (2021-05-11). Zionist attack on Gaza leaves 24 martyred, incl. 9 children. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced the martyrs of the Zionist regime's attack on Gaza increased to 24.

Staff (2021-05-11). Dozens of Zionist settlers fled homes due to rocket attacks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Palestinian sources reported that after several rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Zionist settlements, sirens went off warning of rocket attacks in those settlements.

Anonymous103 (2021-05-10). Israeli Fierce Response To Rockets Rain From Gaza (Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | According to the Israel Defense Forces, about 150 rockets have been fired from Gaza towards Israel since the beginning of the escalation. As a result one Israeli soldier was reportedly injured. | In response, the IDF targeted military and civilian sites in Gaza. At least 65 people have been reportedly killed so far. | According to the videos that appeared online several Israeli UAVs targeted civilians in Gaza, killing dozens, including children. Israeli forces also destroyed…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-11). IDF Deploys Artillery Batteries To Gaza Border, Signalling Fighting Ramps Up. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On the morning of May 11th, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) sent additional artillery batteries to the Gaza border as fighting intensifies in the Strip. | The deployment of these cannons and rocket launchers appear to indicate that the military is preparing for a potential wider conflict in the enclave. | The Israel Defense Forces said it bombed a Hamas team preparing to fire an anti-tank guided missile at Israel from the Gaza Strip. | Rocket launches continue from Gaza towards Israeli…

Juan Cole (2021-05-11). What if Israelis attacked the Basilica of St. Peter on Easter? zcomm.org That's how Muslims feel about Assault on al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-05-11). Human Rights Experts Denounce Israeli Violence, Confiscation of Homes in East Jerusalem as Violation of International Law. commondreams.org "These forced evictions are part of a continuing pattern in Sheikh Jarrah, they flagrantly violate international law, and would amount to war crimes," said Saleh Higazi of Amnesty International. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Patrick Cockburn (2021-05-11). The Pursuit of National Liberty Should not be Handed Over to Toxic Populists and Demagogues. counterpunch.org Sending the royal navy to Jersey to confront the French was a suitable overture to elections in Britain dominated by populist nationalism of differing variants. Boris Johnson promised "unwavering support" for the island's government, a pledge it may find less than reassuring. In Paris, President Macron was likewise beating the patriotic drum, using the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon to praise "the child from Ajaccio who became master of Europe".

Gery Armsby (2021-05-11). After death by cop, seeking justice for Mikayla Miller, Black lesbian teen. workers.org Hopkinton, Mass. May 6 — The death of 16-year-old Black lesbian Mikayla Miller under mysterious circumstances in mid-April has ignited an outcry from a broad front of anti-racism forces. Black and LGBTQ2S+ organizers from the Greater Boston area joined with Mikayla's grieving community to lead a vigil today that drew . . . |

Gery Armsby (2021-05-11). Seeking justice for Mikayla Miller, Black lesbian teen. workers.org Hopkinton, Mass. May 6 — The death of 16-year-old Black lesbian Mikayla Miller under mysterious circumstances in mid-April has ignited an outcry from a broad front of anti-racism forces. Black and LGBTQ2S+ organizers from the Greater Boston area joined with Mikayla's grieving community to lead a vigil today that drew . . . |

Yves Engler (2021-05-12). What Kind of People Associate with an Alleged Pedophile? dissidentvoice.org Why are Cindy Blackstock, Charles Taylor, Pearl Eliadis, Murray Sinclair and Thomas Mulcair publicly associating themselves with alleged pedophile Alan Dershowitz? Why are the indigenous advocate, philosopher, human rights lawyer, former senator and former NDP leader supporting the anti-Palestinian lobby's bid to crush a small left-wing Toronto restaurant? Why have they offered their names to …

Editor2 (2021-05-11). Israel's Celebration of Destruction, Dispossession and Desecration. orinocotribune.com By Jeremy Salt — May 9, 2021 | On May 10 this year the state of Israel … but wait a moment … before we go any further … in talking about this state, its 'independence' was announced in 1948 by a colonial settler minority, putting it in exactly the same category as the 'unilateral declaration of independence' made in 1965 by Ian Smith, representing the colonial settler minority of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). | The notion of independence being declared by a settler minority over the wishes of the indigenous majority was absurd and naturally rejected by the world when declared by Rhodesia's colonial settlers…

Latino Rebels (2021-05-11). #LatinoRebels10: From 2015, the Ugly Anti-Blackness of Rodner Figueroa. latinorebels.com No matter how you look at it, what Rodner Figueroa said on Univision's "El Gordo y la Flaca" in the spring of 2015 about Michelle Obama was racist.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-11). Biden Budget Would Send $1.3 Billion More to Israeli Military Than to Global Climate Programs: Analysis. commondreams.org A group of anti-war veterans said President Joe Biden's spending priorities indicate that he thinks "preserving apartheid is more important than fighting climate change." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2021-05-11). Inspector General confirms Capitol Police ignored fascist Proud Boy mob on January 6. wsws.org In his third appearance before the House Administration Committee, Inspector General Michael Bolton provided further evidence of the coordinated police stand-down that facilitated the January 6 coup attempt.

Staff (2021-05-11). Ghalibaf pens letter to call for stopping Israeli crimes. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker has penned a letter to speakers of the parliaments of Islamic countries and some other parliaments and the UN Secretary-General, calling on them to stop Israeli crimes.

news.un (2021-05-11). UN chief 'gravely concerned' as violence escalates in Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel. news.un.org The UN Secretary-General said he was "gravely concerned" at escalating violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory on Tuesday, while the UN rights office, OHCHR, appealed for "a redoubling of efforts to restore calm", after airstrikes and days of clashes between protesters and Israeli police.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-11). US Blocks UN Security Council Statement Condemning Jerusalem Violence and Looming Evictions. news.antiwar.com According to Diplomatic sources told the Times that Norway's mission introduced a proposal for a joint statement urging Israel to stop the looming evictions of Palestinian families in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. | The proposed statement also would have called for "restraint" and respect for "the historic status quo at…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-11). Victory Day commemorating Nazi defeat in World War II observed across Europe. peoplesdispatch.org Nazi Germany signed the final German Instrument of Surrender in Berlin late on May 8, 1945 (May 9 according to Russian time). The day is marked as Victory Day…

Staff (2021-05-11). VIDEO: Message of Al-Qassam Brigades to Zionist Regime. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Releasing the video of their missiles, Palestinian resistance groups warned that the Zionist Regime will face a crushing response if it continues its invasion.

Staff (2021-05-11). Palestinian Resistance fires rockets at Ashkelon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — The Palestinian Resistance forces fired tens of rockets at Ashkelon in the occupied lands.

Chuck Idelson (2021-05-11). The Far-Right War on History, Education, and Thinking. commondreams.org Chuck Idelson explains why the far-right of today is incredibly frightened of the nation's violent, oppressive, and racist past. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Susan Price (2021-05-11). United States: Republicans step up racist, anti-democratic attacks. greenleft.org.au The Republican Party is waging a war on the movement for Black rights, while Donald Trump cheers on, writes Malik Miah.

Staff (2021-05-10). From Gaza to Jerusalem: Confront massacres and ethnic cleansing, support Palestinian resistance! samidoun.net —Participate and join an action! See below for events and resources. Since this post was first written, there are now 23 martyrs, including 9 children, in Gaza.— As violent colonial settlers march through occupied Palestinian Jerusalem and to the Al-Aqsa Mosque — after Israeli occupation forces injured hundreds of Palestinians in their attacks on worshippers, Israeli drone warplanes just murdered nine Palestinians in Gaza, including three children, in Beit Hanoun. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges all Palestinian, Arab and international supporters of Palestine to escalate their…

Staff (2021-05-10). From Gaza to Jerusalem: Confront massacres and ethnic cleansing, support Palestinian resistance! samidoun.net —Participate and join an action! See below for events and resources. — As violent colonial settlers march through occupied Palestinian Jerusalem and to the Al-Aqsa Mosque — after Israeli occupation forces injured hundreds of Palestinians in their attacks on worshippers, Israeli drone warplanes just murdered nine Palestinians in Gaza, including three children, in Beit Hanoun. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges all Palestinian, Arab and international supporters of Palestine to escalate their organizing and struggle to confront massacres and ethnic cleansing and support Palestinia…

Shabbir H. Kazmi (2021-05-10). What Is Holding Back OIC From Asking Israel To Stop Its Atrocities? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan has condemned Israeli attack on Palestinians outside the Al Aqsa mosque during the holy month of Ramazan and reiterated his call on the international community and the Muslim world to take steps to protect the Palestinians and their legitimate rights. | One of my critics asked this question; even if they convene a meeting and pass a resolution condemning Israeli acts, will it make any difference? I insisted that holding an emergency meeting may prove that Muslim countries are united and support the Palestinians cause. | Having said that I could not resist from saying, "They…

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Jerusalem Day: Israelis Parade Through Old City. sputniknews.com The celebrations will carry on as planned despite several days of violent clashes between the Israeli police and Palestinians on the Temple Mount, that left some 180 people injured, according to the Red Crescent.

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2021-05-10: News Headlines

Staff (2021-05-10). From Gaza to Jerusalem: Confront massacres and ethnic cleansing, support Palestinian resistance! samidoun.net —Participate and join an action! See below for events and resources. — As violent colonial settlers march through occupied Palestinian Jerusalem and to the Al-Aqsa Mosque — after Israeli occupation forces injured hundreds of Palestinians in their attacks on worshippers, Israeli drone warplanes just murdered nine Palestinians in Gaza, including three children, in Beit Hanoun. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges all Palestinian, Arab and international supporters of Palestine to escalate their organizing and struggle to confront massacres and ethnic cleansing and support Palestinia…

Bel√©n Fern√°ndez (2021-05-10). Western Media Continues to Report Israel's Blatant Brutality as 'Clashes' and 'Scuffles'. commondreams.org "When it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—itself a euphemism for Israel's forever war on Palestinians—the Western corporate media never miss a chance to report blatantly one-sided brutality as 'clashes' and 'scuffles.'" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Juan Cole (2021-05-10). By Supporting Trump's Move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem, Biden Enabled Israeli Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians. commondreams.org "The Biden administration gives lip service to a negotiated settlement and a two state solution. But Washington has done nothing at all to prevent the gradual colonization of the Palestinian West Bank." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2021-05-10). Headlines for May 10, 2021. democracynow.org Israeli Forces Attack, Injure Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Amid Protests Against Sheikh Jarrah Expulsions, At Least 85 People, Mostly Schoolgirls, Killed in Kabul Bomb Blasts, As COVID Devastates India, New Surges Prompt Restrictions Across Asia; Brazil Tops 15 Million Cases, WHO Approves Chinese Sinopharm Vaccine, Adding to COVAX Arsenal, Protests Erupt After Iraqi Activist Ehab al-Wazni Killed in Karbala, Colorado Springs Shooting Claims 7 Lives During Weekend Marked by Rash of Mass Shootings, DOJ Proposes Rule to Reign in "Ghost Guns" and Other Unregulated Firearms, DOJ Brings Federal Charges Against Derek Chauvin,…

Staff (2021-05-10). Amid Protests of Palestinian Evictions in Jerusalem, Israel Raids Al-Aqsa Mosque. truthout.org Hundreds of Palestinians have been wounded after Israeli forces raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque for the second time in four days, with reports showing police fired rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas at Palestinian worshipers. Palestinians have been staging weeks of protests to block Israel from evicting dozens of Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem to give their homes to Jewish settlers, which the United Nations has described as a possible war crime. Mohammed…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-10). Turkish FM pledges to support rights of Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlàºt àáavu≈üoƒülu pledged to defend the rights of the Palestinian people against Israeli violence in holy Quds .

Staff (2021-05-10). Fierce clashes between Palestinins and Zionists in Quds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Media have reported that the Zionists' atrocities against Palestinian protesters continue. As many as 215 Palestinians were injured on Monday while another Palestinian was martyred in the protests.

Staff (2021-05-10). UN chief calls on Zionists to respect Palestinians rights. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — In response to the Zionist regime's aggression against the Palestinians in the occupied lands and Al-Aqsa Mosque, the UN Secretary-General called on the regime only to be restrained.

Staff (2021-05-10). Zionists resort to boost Iron Dome in fear of Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Due to the fear of Palestinian Resistance rocket attacks, the army of the Zionist Regime, attempted to deploy new Iron Dome systems in southern occupied lands.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-10). Israel to US: Stay Out of Jerusalem Crisis. news.antiwar.com With violence against Palestinians escalating in East Jerusalem, the US expressed "concerns" over the situation and the planned evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. According to multiple media reports, the Israelis didn't want to hear these concerns and told the US not to meddle in the crisis. | The "concerns" were expressed in a Sunday phone call between National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and his Israeli counterpart, Meir Ben-Shabbat.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-10). 20 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza, Including 9 Children. news.antiwar.com At least 20 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli airstrikes that were launched across Gaza on Monday, including nine children. Another 60 Palestinians were wounded in the bombing. | Eyewitnesses said the "My children were martyred. I cannot find any justification whatsoev…

WSWS (2021-05-10). Netanyahu's provocations in East Jerusalem threaten war with Palestinians. wsws.org Netanyahu's provocations are tantamount to a declaration of war against the Palestinians and could spark a broader war in the Middle East._…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-10). Over 300 Palestinians injured in Israeli attack on Al-Aqsa mosque complex. peoplesdispatch.org For the second time in four days, Israeli forces attacked the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem with stun grenades, tear gas sells and rubber-coated bullets. The attack came ahead of a provocative march by Jewish settlers in the city…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-10). Hundreds of Palestinians injured in Israeli raid on Al-Aqsa mosque and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the violent raid by Israeli forces on the Al-Aqsa mosque, the armed attack on an Indigenous minga in Colombia, and more…

Shabbir H. Kazmi (2021-05-10). What Is Holding Back OIC From Asking Israel To Stop Its Atrocities? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan has condemned Israeli attack on Palestinians outside the Al Aqsa mosque during the holy month of Ramazan and reiterated his call on the international community and the Muslim world to take steps to protect the Palestinians and their legitimate rights. | One of my critics asked this question; even if they convene a meeting and pass a resolution condemning Israeli acts, will it make any difference? I insisted that holding an emergency meeting may prove that Muslim countries are united and support the Palestinians cause. | Having said that I could not resist from saying, "They…

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Jerusalem Day: Israelis Parade Through Old City. sputniknews.com The celebrations will carry on as planned despite several days of violent clashes between the Israeli police and Palestinians on the Temple Mount, that left some 180 people injured, according to the Red Crescent.

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Israel Defence Forces Confirm Three Rocket Strikes Fired From Gaza. sputniknews.com The attack comes after the nation's Iron Dome air defence system intercepted one of the missiles, launched from the Gaza Strip on Sunday, amid an escalation between the Israeli military and Palestinians in the region.

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Unrest in the Holy City: Israeli Police and Palestinians Clash Outside Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. sputniknews.com Jerusalem has been gripped by violence over the past several days following an Israeli court ruling to evict several Palestinian families from the city.

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Red Alert Rocket Sirens Sound in Jerusalem as Israel Comes Under Heavy Fire From Gaza Strip. sputniknews.com The rocket attack comes as tensions are running high in Israel in the wake of a court's decision to evict a Palestinian family from Jerusalem, triggering a series of clashes between Palestinians and the police.

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Jerusalem's Old City Following Clashes Between Israeli Police and Palestinians. sputniknews.com The 10th of May marks Jerusalem Day, an Israeli public holiday commemorating the establishment of Israel's control over the Old City.

Staff (2021-05-10). "Ethnic Cleansing": Amid Protests of Palestinian Evictions in Jerusalem, Israel Raids Al-Aqsa Mosque. democracynow.org Hundreds of Palestinians have been wounded after Israeli forces raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque for the second time in four days, with reports showing police fired rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas at Palestinian worshipers. Palestinians have been staging weeks of protests to block Israel from evicting dozens of Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem to give their homes to Jewish settlers, which the United Nations has described as a possible war crime. Mohammed El-Kurd, a writer and poet who is organizing to save his family's home in Sheikh Jarrah, says the world is seeing coloniali…

Palestine Chronicle (2021-05-10). What Has The PA Done To Halt Israeli Apartheid? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Ramona Wadi* | The Palestinian Authority couldn't have hoped for better timing for the release of the Human Rights Watch report detailing Israel's apartheid system and violations. It's just a pity for the PA that Palestinians are not fooled by a leadership that calls for the international community to act upon the report, while it once again cancels elections in a repetitive cycle that was obviously going to happen from the minute the dates were announced. | A very brief report by Wafa news agency gave details about PA Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh calling upon the UN and its affiliated institutions for…

_____ (2021-05-10). NLG Urges Biden To Align US Israel-Palestine Policy With International Law. popularresistance.org Less than a week after Human Rights Watch published a scathing report accusing the Israeli government of the crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution for its treatment of Palestinians, a leading U.S. legal advocacy group on Monday submitted a memorandum to the Biden administration outlining the legal basis for reversing Trump-era pro-Israel policies that violate human rights and international law. | The memo (pdf), authored by the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) International Committee's Palestine Subcommittee, notes that after four years of "bullish and detrimental" U.S. policy on Palestine and Israel u…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-05-10). Three Children Reported Among Those Killed by IDF in Gaza as Netanyahu Threatens 'Great Force'. commondreams.org "We welcome all of the international condemnations that we are seeing from countries, be it the United States or otherwise, but we want more than just condemnations. We want Israel to be held accountable for its crimes against Palestinians." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Brenda Norrell (2021-05-10). Divest in Israel's Elbit on Tohono O'odham Nation and in Palestine. indybay.org The 'Divest in Elbit' panel today reveals the surveillance and weapons of the Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems, targeting Tohono O'odham and Palestinians, by way of U.S. contracts and funding, violating human rights and international law.

Not One Nickel, Not One Dime (2021-05-10). Petition from Rep. Rashida Tlaib to Stop US/Israeli War Crmes. indybay.org Sign now to call on the U.S. State Department and Department of Defense: Demand an end to Israel's forced displacement of Palestinians from East Jerusalem. See actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-now-to-call…

Staff (2021-05-10). Zionists seek shelters; flights at Ben Gurion re-routed. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Following an ultimatum by the Hamas Al-Qassam Brigades, the Israeli media are reporting the opening of the gates of the shelters in southern occupied Palestine and the rerouting of the planes at Ben Gurion Airport.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-10). Zarif, Cavusoglu discuss Palestine developments in phone call. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Foreign Minister Zarif and his Turkish counterpart Cavusoglu discussed the latest situation in holy Quds and developments in Palestinian-occupied territories.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-10). Zarif, Haniyeh discuss latest developments in Palestine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Head of Hamas' Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh held a phone call on Monday evening to discuss the latest development in Palestinian-occupied lands.

Staff (2021-05-10). Israeli regime attacks several areas in Gaza Strip. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Local sources reported the Israeli regime's artillery attacks on areas east of Rafah in the Gaza Strip.

Staff (2021-05-10). Hamas fires tens of rockets after deadline expires. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — The Hamas Al-Qassam Brigades have announced launching rockets from Gaza Strip towards the Israeli-controlled Palestinian territories.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-10). VIDEO: Gaza rocket hits Israeli-occupied territories. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — The latest video footage shows the moment when a rocket fired from Gaza hits a motorway in Israeli-occupied territories minutes ago.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-10). Clashes In Jerusalem And Fire Exchange Between Gaza And The IDF (Updated). southfront.org Click to see full-size imageUPDATE: According to the reports, Jaysh al-Ummah, an al-Qaeda-inspired Salafi-jihadist group, took responsibility for yesterday's rocket fire towards Israel. | On May 9th, Israel vowed to restore order in Jerusalem after hundreds of Palestinian protesters were wounded in weekend clashes with Israeli security forces. | The area around the revered Al-Aqsa mosque has seen several nights of violence, the worst since 2017, fuelled by a years-long bid by J…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-10). Night Round Of Shelling On Israel Continues. Number Of Casualties In Gaza Grows (Videos 18+). southfront.org The Iron Dome is intercepting more missiles launched from Gaza towards the area of Israeli Ashkelon. The IDF have recently deployed several more batteries in the south and bolstered it with more radars and launchers. |

sputniknews (2021-05-10). Israel Relaxes Restrictions While Medics Worry New COVID Strains May Be Resillient to Vaccines. sputniknews.com In a country where the majority of its citizens are fully vaccinated, new strains of the virus are not that scary but an expert warns that Israelis should still be observing restrictive measures to avoid a repetition of past mistakes.

Dan Cohen (2021-05-10). Meet the Neo-Nazi Advising Colombian Police on How to Break the National Strike. mintpressnews.com Behind The Headlines' Dan Cohen examines the ongoing national strike in Colombia and how President Duque is relying on a neo-fascist ideology to subdue it.

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-10). 'An Important Step': Biden's HHS Reverses Trump Attack on Healthcare Protections for Transgender People. commondreams.org "Fear of discrimination can lead individuals to forgo care, which can have serious negative health consequences," said HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, announcing the reversal of a Trump-era rule which allowed discrimination against transgender people. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2021-05-10). Weaponizing Trump's Big Lie: Ari Berman on GOP's War on Democracy & Voting Rights. democracynow.org Extreme voting restrictions have advanced in several Republican-led states across the U.S., including in Florida, where Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a sweeping voter suppression bill that will make it harder to vote by mail, limit ballot drop boxes, impose new voter ID requirements and criminalize giving food and water to voters waiting in line at polling places. Mother Jones reporter Ari Berman says these efforts are an extension of former President Trump's "big lie" about voter fraud. "They're trying to make it harder for Democratic constituencies to be able to vote in future elections, and they…

Staff (2021-05-10). 'American taxpayer money is being used to commit human rights violations' in Israel, says Rep. Rashida Tlaib. therealnews.com Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman ever elected to Congress, demanded that President Biden take immediate and concrete action in response to Israeli forces' latest assault on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-05-10). 'Where's the Outrage, POTUS?' Rashida Tlaib Demands US Action as Israeli Forces Assault Al-Aqsa. commondreams.org "Congress must condition the aid we send to Israel, and end it altogether if those conditions are not followed," said Rep. Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American ever elected to Congress. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

John Rachel (2021-05-10). Intolerance as the New Normal. dissidentvoice.org Dan Kovalik's latest is a much-needed, laudable enterprise, courageously sounding the alarm about a tyranny being perpetrated in the name of moral and social renewal. Similar to genocide, it is cultural cleansing, a systematic destruction of what its proponents singularly deem uncomfortable, unsavory, perhaps threatening to them and their adherents. Cancel culture is militantly aggressive, …

Miko Peled (2021-05-10). Israel's Pogroms in Jerusalem Could Spark the Destruction of al-Aqsa. mintpressnews.com There is every reason to believe the tragic (and seemingly unbelievable) scenario that one of Jerusalem's holiest sites, and one of the world's most revered monuments, could soon lay ruined in ashes as Zionist forces smile in satisfaction.

Chris Orlet (2021-05-10). Why We Shouldn't be Surprised Some Chinese-Americans Donated to the Proud Boys. counterpunch.org News that nearly 1,000 Chinese Americans donated a total of $86,000 to the far right group the Proud Boys last December shouldn't surprise anyone. It should, however, worry Democrats. Democrats have been counting heavily on shifting demographics with regard to their party's future.

_____ (2021-05-10). In Wake of HRW Apartheid Report, Israeli Propagandists Launch Global PR Offensive. strategic-culture.org Much of the online anger at the Human Rights Watch report was actually manufactured by an Israeli government-sponsored app, Act.IL, which organized supporters of the Jewish state to act in sync to create an artificial groundswell of opposition to it. | By Alan MACLEOD | A recently released bombshell Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Anonymous103 (2021-05-10). In Videos (18+): 30 Rockets Launched Towards Israel, After Tel-Aviv Did Not Follow Ultimatum Of Hamas' Armed Wing (UPDATED). southfront.org The armed wing of the Palestinian resistance group Hamas issued an ultimatum to Israeli authorities: to withdraw the police from…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-10). Israeli Helicopter Struck A House In Syria's Al-Quneitra: SANA. southfront.org Illustrative image | On May 10th, Syrian Arab News Agency reported that a helicopter of the Israeli Defence Forces had targeted a residential building in Sirya's al-Quneitra countryside. | According to SANA, one civilian was injured near the Ain al-Tina village, west of Hadar town. | According to some sources, two explosions were heard in the area. |

Anonymous (2021-05-10). Night Attack on Oakland Police Property. indybay.org On May 7, antifascist guerillas broke into a police vehicle lockup at 10th St. & Union St. and damaged cruisers. Undetected, they splashed muriatic acid, flattened tires and smashed windows.

Gabriela Lopez (2021-05-10). Black Lives Matter: An Important Movement. indybay.org The Black Lives Matter movement is a topic of discussion that needs to be brought to the light. Police brutality is at an all time high while targeting those who are black. They lives their lives in constant fear of someone whose job it is to protect them, and that will not be tolerated.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-10). Families of Victims and 270+ Groups Call for UN Inquiry Into US Police Violence and Systemic Racism. commondreams.org "It's past time for our nation to tackle racial inequity, injustice, and discrimination that permeates American life and institutions," said one advocate. "While progress has come slowly, hopefully an international inquiry can help produce transformative change more rapidly." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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2021-05-09: News Headlines

Anna Buss (2021-05-09). Bolsonaro's Administration Attempts to Silence Indigenous Leaders for Criticizing Its Handling of the Pandemic. counterpunch.org Under the rightwing presidency of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazilians are once again witnessing intimidation tactics against anyone who speaks out against his government. Bolsonaro and his administration have attacked the press, specific journalists, a Supreme Court justice, opposition leaders, the health and science institution FIOCRUZ, and many others. This disturbing trend has just targeted two indigenous

sputniknews (2021-05-09). IDF Launches Massive Military Exercise to Simulate War on 'Multiple Fronts' Amid Flaring Tensions. sputniknews.com A number of Palestinian protesters sustained injuries during riots along the border of the Gaza Strip on Saturday as unrest flared around the Temple Mount and ahead of planned evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of east Jerusalem, with the IDF launching tear gas and firing rubber bullets in response, according to Palestinian reports.

Staff (2021-05-09). Rocket hits Zionist settlement of 'Eshkol'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Palestinian media quoted Zionist sources as saying that a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit the 'Eshkol' area.

Staff (2021-05-09). Zionist regime launches airstrikes in southern Gaza Strip. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Zionist regime's military forces claimed that it has targeted a military base belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, in southern Gaza Strip.

Editor2 (2021-05-09). UN Warns Israel's Forced Evictions in East Jerusalem Could Amount to War Crimes Amid Violent Clashes in Annexed Area. orinocotribune.com The United Nations has warned that Israel's actions in East Jerusalem "may amount to war crimes" after the Jewish state sought to engage in forced evictions within the annexed section of the occupied Palestinian territory. | In comments to reporters in Geneva on Friday, the spokesman for the UN high commissioner for human rights, Rupert Colville, urged Israel to "call off all forced evictions" within East Jerusalem amid ongoing violent clashes as Israeli authorities push to evict Palestinian families from the area. | "We wish to emphasise that East Jerusalem remains part of the occupied Palestinian territory, in…

Arab News (2021-05-09). Why US Islamists Are The Enemy Within — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Dalia Al-Aqidi* | Several candidates in various US states have already begun their campaigns for the House of Representatives and the Senate in next year's midterm elections. | Islamist "progressive" politicians such as Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, who adopted and spread the narrative of American "Islamophobia and racism," seem to inspire others to use the victim card to win votes. And why not? It worked for them. | Rana Abdelhamid, a young Egyptian American woman who is running to unseat Carolyn Maloney, a fellow Democrat, in New York's 12th congressional district, portrays herself in her campaign video a…

_____ (2021-05-09). Hundreds Of Palestinians Protesting Evictions In Jerusalem Are Injured. popularresistance.org More than 200 Palestinians were wounded and at least one partially blinded over night in East Jerusalem when Israeli police fired rubber-coated steel bullets and stun grenades at thousands of people who were protesting Israeli settlers and security forces' ongoing effort to dispossess Palestinians of their land in the occupied territory. | Israel's violent oppression of Palestinians, which has intensified in recent days, continued Saturday. | "What's happening in Jerusalem and Palestine more broadly is not a 'clash' or a 'scuffle,' but a state-sanctioned campaign of Israeli violence against Palestinians," the Ins…

Staff (2021-05-09). Samidoun condemns Berlin police repression, arrests at mass protest for Palestine. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network condemns the arrest of at least four Palestinian youth in Germany by the Berlin police at the #SaveSheikhJarrah demonstration on Sunday, 9 May. Hundreds of Palestinians in the community and supporters of justice in Palestine poured into the streets of Berlin marching from Rathaus Neukà∂lln to Hermannplatz for demonstrations in protest of the ongoing Nakba in Palestine and Israeli ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem, including the targeting of the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood and Israeli police violent invasions of Al-Aqsa Mosque. These demonstrations were organized b…

Staff (2021-05-09). Hezbollahon forces full alert at border with occupied lands. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Simultaneously with the Zionist regime's military exercises, Hezbollah forces are reportedly on full alert at the border with occupied Palestine.

Brenda Norrell (2021-05-09). Divest in Israel's Elbit on Tohono O'odham Nation and in Palestine. indybay.org The 'Divest in Elbit' panel today reveals the surveillance and weapons of the Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems, targeting Tohono O'odham and Palestinians, by way of U.S. contracts and funding, violating human rights and international law.

Not One Nickel, Not One Dime (2021-05-09). Petition from Rep. Rashida Tlaib to Stop US/Israeli War Crmes. indybay.org Sign now to call on the U.S. State Department and Department of Defense: Demand an end to Israel's forced displacement of Palestinians from East Jerusalem. See actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-now-to-call…

Zack Linly (2021-05-09). 2 Oregon Police Officers Charged in Incident Involving Home With Black Lives Matter Flag Being Vandalized. theroot.com Cops be like: "Follow the law or pay the consequences! But also, if you hurt my feelings, I'm definitely going to break the law."

Anonymous669 (2021-05-09). Major Fire Broke Out At Syria's Oil Refinery: Israel & Militants Suspected (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On May 9, a fire broke out at Homs oil refinery in central Syria as a result of what was described as an "accident" by local officials. | According to the Syrian Arab News Agency, the fire broke out at the refinery's Distillation Unit 100. Refinery workers and local firefighters were able to contain and put down the fire within a short period of time."Firefighting teams, with great efforts, managed to control the fire," Suleiman al-Mohamad, Gen…

IDN (2021-05-09). Sri Lanka: New Commission To Govern Colombo Port City Soon — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Sri Lanka Embarks on Ambitious Project to Create Another Asian Financial Hub: | By Sugeeswara Senadhira | The Sri Lankan Supreme Court's determination on the proposed Colombo Port City Economic Commission Bill will be placed before the parliament on May 18, paving way for the legal act to establish the Commission, with an amendment in accordance with the judiciary's verdict. The Supreme Court conveyed its decision to Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, who will discuss with party leaders on May 18 on fixing a date to debate the Bill. | The Bill provides for the establishment of a Commission empowered to…

Ray Hanania (2021-05-10). Palestinian Victims Of Israeli Violence Too Often Ignored — OpEd. eurasiareview.com When American police raided a Louisville, Kentucky, home last year, searching for evidence in a drug case, a 26-year-old woman was killed. The plain-clothes police officers were searching for the ex-boyfriend of the victim, Breonna Taylor, but instead found her with a new boyfriend and feared they were being attacked. The new boyfriend fired at the intruders, not knowing they were police officers, and the police fired back, killing Taylor. | Police initially fudged the report, but there was public outrage, with the raid denounced as a civil rights violation and another example of police brutality. | In America…

Anonymous (2021-05-09). Night Attack on Oakland Police Property. indybay.org On May 7, antifascist guerillas broke into a police vehicle lockup at 10th St. & Union St. and damaged cruisers. Undetected, they splashed muriatic acid, flattened tires and smashed windows.

Steve Topple (2021-05-09). The BBC's shameful coverage of Israel's apartheid continues. thecanary.co The BBC's coverage of the situation in occupied State-sanctioned violence by Israel: | As The Canary previously

Gabriela Lopez (2021-05-09). Black Lives Matter: An Important Movement. indybay.org The Black Lives Matter movement is a topic of discussion that needs to be brought to the light. Police brutality is at an all time high while targeting those who are black. They lives their lives in constant fear of someone whose job it is to protect them, and that will not be tolerated.

_____ (2021-05-09). The Way Out of the Impasse Between Iran & U.S. strategic-culture.org Biden chose an astoundingly stupid and arrogant policy of the U.S.&UK imperium, instead of criticizing and renouncing his immediate predecessors' policies on these matters. | On June 18th, Iran will hold its Presidential election. The current Government is led by Iran's moderates, who are the people that aren't closed-minded to the possibility of America's being less than 100% determined to take back Iran as America had grabbed that country in the 1953 U.S. coup there, which ended Iran's democracy and installed the brutal and much-hated fascist Shah Reza Pahlevi. The non-moderates in Iran will not negotiate with…

Thom Hartmann (2021-05-09). Corporate America Has Been Shoving Fascism Down Our Throats for Decades. commondreams.org If America is to survive as a democratic republic, we not only must repudiate strongman authoritarianism; we also must change federal rules regarding corporate governance. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Scenarios of Chinese Rocket Debris Fall Emerge as Israel, Saudi Arabia, N Zealand Possibly at Risk. sputniknews.com A Chinese CZ-5B rocket is in the spotlight of global attention as it tumbles through the atmosphere approaching Earth, with its final destination yet unknown, keeping scientists and skywatchers around the world guessing.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Middle East Quartet Calls on Israel to Exercise Restraint Amid Unrest in East Jerusalem. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Middle East Quartet – Russia, the US, the EU and the UN – has expressed concerns over recent violence in East Jerusalem that led to the death of around 300 Palestinians.

news.un (2021-05-09). Middle East Envoys express deep concern over East Jerusalem violence. news.un.org The Envoys of the Middle East Quartet (from the European Union, Russia, the United States, and the United Nations), have expressed deep concern over confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem, particularly those which began on Friday evening, and continued on Saturday night. The UN Children's Fund noted that several Palestinian children were among those wounded in the clashes.

Staff (2021-05-09). Turkish President says Israel a terrorist, oppressive regime. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Naming Israel as a terrorist and oppressive regime that attacks Muslims who protect their sanctuaries and their homeland, the Turkish President called on Muslims to take action against Zionsists' brutality.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). VIDEO: Berlin rallies condemn Zionists' atrocities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Hundreds of people gathered in the German capital on Sunday to protest the recent forceful eviction of Palestinians in occupied Quds by the Israeli regime.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Quds Day rallies in Pakistan, Germany. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — On International Quds Day, Pakistanis held rallies to express their support for Quds and the Palestinian people and condemn the Israeli occupation. Drive-in rallies were also held in some German cities.

Staff (2021-05-09). VIDEO: Fire breaks out near Israeli military site in Haifa. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — A huge fire is reported to have broken out in the occupied land in Haifa on Sunday.

Staff (2021-05-09). More details emerge about fire near Haifa. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Earlier on Sunday a huge fire was reported to have broken out in the Israeli occupied land near Haifa port on Sunday.

Staff (2021-05-09). Riyadh condemns any Israeli moves violating Intl. laws. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The Foreign Ministry of Saudi Arabia condemned the Zionist regime's brutal attacks in the Aqsa mosque, saying that the Zionists must not violate international legal decisions.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-09). Syria commemorates Russian victory in World War II, warns of contemporary parallels. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Syria commemorates Russian victory in World War II, warns of contemporary parallelsRick Rozoff The Syrian government news agency reports today on an event at the nation's Damascus Opera House (Dar al-Assad for Culture and Arts) in which Syrian cultural figures and government officials commemorated Russia's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Russian citizens …

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Russia to Mark WWII Victory Anniversary With Nationwide Military Parades on Sunday. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia commemorates the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II as military parades and other celebrations begin across the country.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Putin Says Followers of Nazi Death Squad Members Continue Attempts to Rewrite History. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his speech at the Victory Parade on Sunday that modern followers of Nazi killing squad members continue attempts to rewrite WWII history.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). WWII's Lessons, Combat Robots and Russia's Women Warriors: Highlights From the Moscow Victory Parade. sputniknews.com In Russia and across the former USSR, Sunday marks the 76th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany and its allies in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. Parades dedicated to the hallowed day were held across Russia, with Moscow boasting the largest, with thousands of troops, nearly 200 vehicles, and dozens of aircraft taking part.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-09). VE Day: Ukrainian Officials Imply Conflict With Russia Equivalent to Nazi Invasion. news.antiwar.com On the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of World War Two in Europe (Victory in Europe Day to much of the world), what since the 2014 coup in Ukraine has been celebrated as the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation, President Volodymyr Zelensky visited a common gravesite …

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Pope Francis Calls for Putting End to Violent Clashes in East Jerusalem. sputniknews.com ROME (Sputnik) – Pope Francis during his Sunday address expressed concerns about the ongoing clashes in East Jerusalem that led to the injuries of around 300 Palestinians, calling for the violence to stop.

Staff (2021-05-09). Haniyeh discusses current events in occupied lands. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — In a letter to Ayatollah Khamenei, Head of Hamas' Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh discussed the ongoing developments in the occupied lands, calling for a firm stand by the Islamic world to support Palestinians.

Staff (2021-05-09). 100 Palestinians injured in Zionist forces attack on Quds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Some 100 people were seriously injured in a brutal attack by Zionist military forces on Palestinian civilians in Quds last night.

Staff (2021-05-09). VIDEO: Thousands of Palestinians gather at al Aqsa Mosque. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Gathering at Al Aqsa mosque, thousands of Palestinian worshippers renew their allegiance to Al-Quds after saying their payers.

Staff (2021-05-09). Pope Francis calls for an end to conflict in occupied lands. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Leader of World Catholic Church Pope Francis on Sunday called for an end to the recent clashes erupted between Zionist military forces and Palestinians in Al-Quds.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Church of England Mulls Removing Monuments Thought to Contain References to Slavery. sputniknews.com Last month, an anti-racism task force was set up by the archbishops of Canterbury and York; it has already urged the Church of England to address the legacy of its involvement in the slave trade.

WorkWeek (2021-05-09). May Day 2021 ILWU With Angela Davis In SF & AFL-CIO Gebre On Systemic Racism. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the San Francisco May Day march, the death of UFWA founder Al Rojas and the working class struggle in Argentina…

Staff (2021-05-08). Take Action! #SaveSheikhJarrah and Defend Jerusalem: Boycott Israel, Support Palestinian Resistance. samidoun.net As we approach the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba, the Zionist colonization of Palestine and the forced expulsion of Palestinians, the Nakba is continuing. This is apparent everywhere in Palestine, but perhaps is most clear in the heart of Jerusalem, Palestine's capital: in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan, where Palestinian families are being threatened with imminent expulsion from their homes and lands by the Israeli regime and its colonial settlers, as they refuse to concede their lives to racist Zionist colonialism. Palestinians in Jerusalem are under attack on multiple levels, defending their land, city and identity…

Staff (2021-05-08). Islamic Ummah urged to stand by inhabitants of al-Quds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — A senior member of Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement called on the Islamic Ummah to stand by the residents of al-Quds and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Palestine.

Staff (2021-05-08). VIDEO: Zionists attack Palestine worshipers at Al-Aqsa Mosque. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The Zionists attacked the worshipers last night with sound bombs, tear gas and plastic bullets while the Palestinians were praying in Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-08). Military Situation In Yemen On May 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 7, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 10 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 7, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 7, people in the Ansar Allah controlled areas held massive demonstrations on the occasion of Quds day in support of Palestine | On May 7, clashes between Ansar Allah an Saudi-led forces were reported in Asdas area | On May 8, Ansar Allah reportedly attacked Khamis Mushait with a drone | On May 8, clashes…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-08). Military Situation In Yemen On May 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 7, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 10 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 7, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 7, people in the Ansar Allah controlled areas held massive demonstrations on the occasion of Quds day in support of Palestine | On May 7, clashes between Ansar Allah an Saudi-led forces were reported in Asdas area | On May 8, Ansar Allah reportedly attacked Khamis Mushait with a drone | On May 8,…

Brenda Norrell (2021-05-08). Divest in Israel's Elbit on Tohono O'odham Nation and in Palestine. indybay.org The 'Divest in Elbit' panel today reveals the surveillance and weapons of the Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems, targeting Tohono O'odham and Palestinians, by way of U.S. contracts and funding, violating human rights and international law.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-08). A New Hope Emerges in Palestinian Resistance to Sheikh Jarrah Evictions. libya360.wordpress.com Abdul Rahman Tens of thousands gathered at al-Aqsa mosque on May 8 despite repression from Israeli forces. Photo: IMEU In spite of violent repression, popular support continues to grow for Palestinians facing eviction from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and has sparked a new wave of resistance in Palestine Palestinians have once again shown that they…

Abdul Rahman (2021-05-08). A new hope emerges in Palestinian resistance to Sheikh Jarrah evictions. peoplesdispatch.org In spite of violent repression, popular support continues to grow for Palestinians facing eviction from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and has sparked a new wave of resistance in Palestine…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-05-08). Hundreds of Palestinians Protesting Evictions in Jerusalem Injured in 'State-Sanctioned Campaign of Israeli Violence'. commondreams.org "This is apartheid, plain and simple," said Rep. Rashida Tlaib. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

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Manuel Rozental (2021-05-08). "Nothing to Lose" zcomm.org Colombians Protest "Fascist Mafia Regime" Amid Deadly Police & Military Crackdown…

Staff (2021-05-08). Take Action! #SaveSheikhJarrah and Defend Jerusalem: Boycott Israel, Support Palestinian Resistance. samidoun.net As we approach the 73rd anniversary of the Nakba, the Zionist colonization of Palestine and the forced expulsion of Palestinians, the Nakba is continuing. This is apparent everywhere in Palestine, but perhaps is most clear in the heart of Jerusalem, Palestine's capital: in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan, where Palestinian families are being threatened with imminent expulsion from their homes and lands by the Israeli regime and its colonial settlers, as they refuse to concede their lives to racist Zionist colonialism. Palestinians in Jerusalem are under attack on multiple levels, defending their land, city and identity…

Staff (2021-05-08). Islamic Ummah urged to stand by inhabitants of al-Quds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — A senior member of Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement called on the Islamic Ummah to stand by the residents of al-Quds and Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Palestine.

Staff (2021-05-08). VIDEO: Zionists attack Palestine worshipers at Al-Aqsa Mosque. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The Zionists attacked the worshipers last night with sound bombs, tear gas and plastic bullets while the Palestinians were praying in Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-08). Military Situation In Yemen On May 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 7, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 10 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 7, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 7, people in the Ansar Allah controlled areas held massive demonstrations on the occasion of Quds day in support of Palestine | On May 7, clashes between Ansar Allah an Saudi-led forces were reported in Asdas area | On May 8, Ansar Allah reportedly attacked Khamis Mushait with a drone | On May 8, clashes…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-08). Military Situation In Yemen On May 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 7, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 10 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 7, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 7, people in the Ansar Allah controlled areas held massive demonstrations on the occasion of Quds day in support of Palestine | On May 7, clashes between Ansar Allah an Saudi-led forces were reported in Asdas area | On May 8, Ansar Allah reportedly attacked Khamis Mushait with a drone | On May 8,…

Brenda Norrell (2021-05-08). Divest in Israel's Elbit on Tohono O'odham Nation and in Palestine. indybay.org The 'Divest in Elbit' panel today reveals the surveillance and weapons of the Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems, targeting Tohono O'odham and Palestinians, by way of U.S. contracts and funding, violating human rights and international law.

Eds. (2021-05-08). The Xinjiang genocide determination as agenda. mronline.org Because of the world's fundamental interconnectedness, the increasingly Cold War-like relations between The West and China have negative consequences for both systems and for the rest of the world. | May 8, 2021…

WSWS (2021-05-08). Attack on Bristol University Professor David Miller spearheads national anti-Semitism witch-hunt. wsws.org Miller's important research made him the target of a rotten smear campaign by the Labour Party, falsely alleging anti-Semitism, and earned him the enmity of the pro-Israel lobby and parliamentary war hawks of both parties, as well as the Israeli government.

Anonymous (2021-05-08). Night Attack on Oakland Police Property. indybay.org On May 7, antifascist guerillas broke into a police vehicle lockup at 10th St. & Union St. and damaged cruisers. Undetected, they splashed muriatic acid, flattened tires and smashed windows.

Ding Ding, I-Min Lee, Adrian E Bauman, Ulf Ekelund, Emmanuel Stamatakis (2021-05-08). [Correspondence] Dietary risk versus physical inactivity: a forced comparison with policy implications? thelancet.com The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study1 has an ongoing commitment to global health. We respect the huge efforts of GBD researchers, but we are concerned about how the risk factor burden estimates inform the non-communicable disease prevention agenda. For example, diet and physical activity, which are both established components of healthy lifestyles, but the GBD estimated that deaths and disability-adjusted life-years attributable to physical inactivity are less than 10% of those attributable to diet (derived from figure 3 in the GBD study).

Fight Back (2021-05-08). Chicano and Black families denounce LA Sheriffs harassment and retaliation. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – A press conference was held in front of 'Hall of Injustice' office of LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva, May 4, to denounce the deputy sheriffs' harassing of grieving Chicano and Black families who have lost their sons to LA Deputy Sheriff gangs killings, like those done by the "Banditos" of the East LA Sheriff Station. A grouping called Check the Sheriff Coalition united families and several organizations for the press conference. The coalition includes the local National Lawyers Guild, American Civil Liberties Union, Black Lives Matter-LA and Centro CSO. Press conference participants also backed a mo…

Gabriela Lopez (2021-05-08). Black Lives Matter: An Important Movement. indybay.org The Black Lives Matter movement is a topic of discussion that needs to be brought to the light. Police brutality is at an all time high while targeting those who are black. They lives their lives in constant fear of someone whose job it is to protect them, and that will not be tolerated.

WSWS (2021-05-08). The far-right election victory in Madrid: A warning to the working class. wsws.org Eighty-five years since a fascist coup began the Spanish Civil War in 1936, defenders of that coup are now taking office in the Madrid regional government.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Victory's Test of Time. sputniknews.com The Russian people have every right to proudly proclaim victory over Nazi Germany and fascism in Europe. Every year, celebrations of Victory Day remain as vibrant as ever. And for good reason.

sputniknews (2021-05-08). Troubled Aussie Tycoon's Ties With Netanyahu, Israeli Spy Chief Were Reportedly 'National Risk'. sputniknews.com Mentally troubled Australian casino and media mogul James Packer was earlier revealed to have developed close relationships with Israel's elite by a Haaretz investigation citing court testimony from the ongoing corruption trial into Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Staff (2021-05-08). Israel move in expelling Palestinians from al-Quds, war crime. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — In its reaction to the Zionist regime's move to expel Palestinians from al-Quds, the United Nations said this heinous act can be considered as a 'war crime'.

NDU Press (2021-05-08). A Friend To All Is A Friend To None: Russian Strategy in The Middle East — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Jason Hamilton, Rosemarie Wilde, and Jason Wimberly* | Since the start of the Arab Spring, Russia has sought increased influence in the Middle East, rekindling relationships and building influence in Syria, Turkey, Libya, Israel, and elsewhere. The return of Russian influence puts pressure on U.S. interests in the region. In the increasingly complex security environment of today's world defined by transregional and multi-functional challenges across all domains, the United States is constrained in the Middle East by both available resources and an American public exhausted by military efforts in the region.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-08). May 8: Ukrainian officials imply conflict with Russia equivalent to Nazi invasion. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com May 8: Ukrainian officials imply conflict with Russia equivalent to Nazi invasionRick Rozoff On the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of World War Two in Europe (Victory in Europe Day to much of the world), what since the 2014 coup in Ukraine has been celebrated as …

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-08). UN expresses concern over escalating tensions in Quds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — As the Zionists' raid on the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Palestinian neighborhoods in the occupied Quds intensifies, the United Nations has expressed concern over escalating tensions.

Staff (2021-05-08). Iran condemns Zionist attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman condemned the Zionist attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinian worshipers.

Staff (2021-05-08). Zionist regime to pay heavy price for aggression on Al-Quds. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA)— Pointing to the Zionist regime's atrocities against Palestinian people, a senior member of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) said that Zionists would pay a heavy price for aggression against Palestinians.

Staff (2021-05-08). US, Europe must be held responsible for the Zionists' crimes. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — An official with Iran's Judiciary Branch says the United States and European countries should be held responsible for crimes that Zionists are committing in the Palestinian occupied territories.

WorkWeek (2021-05-08). May Day 2021 ILWU With Angela Davis In SF & AFL-CIO Gebre On Systemic Racism. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the San Francisco May Day march, the death of UFWA founder Al Rojas and the working class struggle in Argentina…

_____ (2021-05-07). Rebellion Sweeps Colombia Despite Deadly Repression. popularresistance.org Massive protests are taking place throughout Colombia as people stand firm in the face of deadly police violence. Since April 28, when a general strike was called to oppose deeply regressive proposed tax reforms, nationwide demonstrations against far right President Iván Duque have been ongoing. | "The repression on the streets perpetuated by the police force is systematic," a young protester in Colombia who wished to remain anonymous told Liberation, "The ESMAD [Mobile Anti-Disturbances Squadron] along with the national police shoots without remorse rubber bullets, tear gas and attack the protestors." | This is…

Alan Macleod (2021-05-07). In Wake of HRW Apartheid Report, Israeli Propagandists Launch Global PR Offensive. mintpressnews.com Much of the online anger at the Human Rights Watch report was actually manufactured by an Israeli government-sponsored app, Act.IL, which organized supporters of the Jewish state to act in sync to create an artificial groundswell of opposition to it.

WSWS (2021-05-07). The Brazilian ruling class is unwilling and incapable of mounting any struggle against the deadly pandemic. wsws.org The fascistic president Bolsanaro is the most radical advocate of the policy of social murder, but the Workers Party (PT) of Lula carries out similar policies in the states where it is in power.

Susan Price (2021-05-07). The rise of the alt-right: How rebellious became synonymous with anti-leftist. greenleft.org.au Green Left speaks with Argentine journalist Pablo Stefanoni about the "alt-right" rebellion and what the left can do about it.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-07). Palestine's Moment of Reckoning: On Abbas' Dangerous Decision to 'Postpone' Elections. counterpunch.org The decision on April 30 by Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, to 'postpone' Palestinian elections, which would have been the first in 15 years, will deepen Palestinian division and could, potentially, signal the collapse of the Fatah Movement, at least in its current form. Unlike the last Palestinian parliamentary elections in 2006, the big story,

Staff (2021-05-07). Israel keeps Spanish citizen Juani Rishmawi imprisoned while using COVID as a biological weapon against Palestine. samidoun.net The following article, by Daniel Lobato, Liliana Córdova, and Jaldia Abubakra of Samidoun España was published originally in Spanish on InfoLibre: The health worker Juana Ruiz, Juani Rishmawi, Spanish and Palestinian, has been imprisoned by Israel since April 13 along with two other colleagues from the Health Work Committees. After several weeks without charges, Israel has revealed the grotesque, and is going to accuse her of running a terrorist financial plot. Juani has obtained funds from NGOs and Spanish regional governments so that Palestinian primary care centers have been able to continue treating basic hea…

Walden Bello (2021-05-07). Fascism's Global Spread is Real — As Real as the Spread of COVID-19. zcomm.org In the world's largest democracies, far-right movements that embrace violence, reject democracy, and target the vulnerable are on the rise…

Walden Bello (2021-05-07). The Global Spread of Fascism is as Real as the Spread of COVID-19. counterpunch.org The global spread of fascism is real, as real as the spread of COVID-19, and you better believe it. For purposes of academic analysis, it might be legitimate to distinguish between a "fascist-leaning" movement and a truly fascist one, or a far-right regime and fascist regime, or an authoritarian populist and a fascist. But I

splcenter (2021-05-07). Fighting AAPI Hate: Violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders rising amid COVID-19 scapegoating. splcenter.org &nbsp…

The Canary (2021-05-07). Modi under pressure to impose lockdown amid coronavirus surge in India. thecanary.co Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is facing growing pressure to impose a nationwide lockdown amid a coronavirus surge. | Record-breaking: | Many medical chiefs, opposition leaders, and some supreme court judges have suggested the lockdown seems to be the only option. Hospitals are being forced to turn patients away while relatives scramble to find oxygen. | Crematoriums and burial grounds are also struggling to handle the dead. | People watch burning funeral pyres of their relatives who died of Covid-19 in New Delhi (AP) | On Friday, India recorded a new record of 414,188 confirmed cases in the past 24…

Staff (2021-05-07). Join the Twitter Storm to #SaveSheikhJarrah and End Canadian Complicity — Saturday May 8. samidoun.net #SaveSheikhJarrah Demand Action and Accountability from the Canadian Government Twitter Storm and Social Media Campaign Saturday, 8 May 10 am Pacific — 1 pm Eastern — 7 pm central Europe — 8 pm Palestine Sample Tweets and Images: bit.ly/sheikhjarrahtweets In occupied Jerusalem, Palestinians from the neighbourhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan are threatened with imminent expulsion and violent forced eviction from their homes by the Israeli occupation regime. This is part of the ongoing Nakba in Palestine — the ongoing Israeli plan to dispossess Palestinians from their homes and land and perpet…

teleSUR (2021-05-07). Khamenei: "Israel Is Not a Country, but a Terrorist Camp" telesurenglish.net Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has blasted Israel as nothing more than a "terrorist camp" and urged the Palestinians to unite their efforts in fighting Tel Aviv. Israel has "turned occupied Palestine into a base for terrorism," Khamenei tweeted. | RELATED: | "Israel isn't a country; it's a Terrorist Camp against Palestinians & other Muslim nations," he wrote, adding that it was "everyone's responsibility" to fight against it. | In follow-up twee…

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-05-07). Ahmad Abuznaid on Israel/Palestine Apartheid, James Love on Bill Gates & Vaccine Politics. fair.org New York Times ( This week on CounterSpin: "Rights Group Hits Israel With Explosive Charge: Apartheid." You don't need to be a linguist to think there's something leading about the New York Times choice of

Editor2 (2021-05-07). National Lawyers Guild Urges Biden to Align US Israel-Palestine Policy with International Law. orinocotribune.com "The United States cannot turn its back on the atrocities, including war crimes, enabled by U.S. policies, particularly its decadeslong policy of shielding Israel from accountability." | Less than a week after Human Rights Watch

Staff (2021-05-07). Power balance in Palestine, region 'in favor of Resistance'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker in a message on Thursday wrote that today, balance of power in Palestine and the region is in interest of the Resistance movement which can bring Palestinians closer to their ideals more than ever.

Staff (2021-05-07). Quds Day struggle day against normalization of occupation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) —First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri said that Quds Day is day of struggle against the" normalization" of the occupation, the day of struggle against oblivion and the day of transfer of history of Palestine to new generations.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-07). Palestinian flag hoisted in Qom, Hamedan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — The flag of Palestine was hoisted above tall buildings and on the sides of motorways in the Iranian cities of Hamedan and Qom a day before International Quds Day on Thursday.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-07). Academics urge ICC to not rely on Israeli investigations while probing war crimes in Palestine. peoplesdispatch.org The letter asks the ICC to work with Israeli and Palestinian human rights groups to gather evidence and documentation for its war crimes investigation in Palestine…

Raouf Halaby (2021-05-07). Palestinian Mothers are the Glue that Bonds Palestinian Society. counterpunch.org My father, Jamil Halaby, passed away in Jerusalem, Palestine, in 1947. Fifty years later and until her death on March 16, 1997, Katrina Halaby, my late mother, was never able to visit her husband's grave to say the kaddish or lay flowers. And because of the turbulent 1948 political climate in Palestine, no tombstone was

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-07). Israeli supreme court postpones decision on eviction at Sheikh Jarrah amidst growing protests. peoplesdispatch.org The opposition to Israeli attempts to evict Palestinian residents from Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem to build Jewish settlements has also increased across the occupied territories and around the world…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-07). 'It Is Inhumane': Ocasio-Cortez Slams Israeli Eviction Effort in Sheikh Jarrah. commondreams.org Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is joining other Democratic U.S. lawmakers in condemning an attempt by Israeli settlers and security forces to drive Palestinians from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jay Connor (2021-05-07). Jeezy Offers His Best Advice on the Keys to Success, Resurgence of Black Lives Matter Movement. thegrapevine.theroot.com Some great advice can go a long way, so building off of this premise, Spotify's latest podcast,

Monica Moorehead (2021-05-07). May Day hero: Lucy Parsons — union organizer, anti-capitalist fighter. workers.org Lucy Gonzalez Parsons, an original founder when May Day launched in 1886, was born into slavery in the early 1850s on a Virginia plantation. She, her mother and others were able to escape and move to Texas. There she met her future spouse, Albert Parsons, a former Confederate soldier who . . . |

Joe Jurado (2021-05-07). Black Homeowner in Indiana Files Discrimination Complaint When Appraisal of Home Increases by $100,000 After Removing Black Identifiers From Home. theroot.com We talk about

Staff (2021-05-07). #FreePalestinianStudents campaign update: Join a letter-writing action online; Israeli attacks on students continue. samidoun.net There are hundreds of Palestinian high school and university students among the approximately 4,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails, in many cases specifically targeted for Israeli colonial imprisonment and repression for their student activism, organizing student events and participation in student elections and other political and social activities on campus. As Israeli settlers rampage through Jerusalem and Palestinians resist the threatened impending forced transfer and ethnic cleansing in Sheikh Jarrah, occupied Jerusalem, the attacks on Palestinian students — and their organizing and…

William Boardman (2021-05-07). What Does a "Racist Country" Look Like Anyway? dissidentvoice.org "America is not a racist country," Republican senator Tim Scott of South Carolina said in his party's official response to President Biden's address to the nation on April 28. There are reasons that should have been a laugh line: Biden did not say America was a "racist country," the Black senator was rebutting the president's …

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_____ (2021-05-07). Rebellion Sweeps Colombia Despite Deadly Repression. popularresistance.org Massive protests are taking place throughout Colombia as people stand firm in the face of deadly police violence. Since April 28, when a general strike was called to oppose deeply regressive proposed tax reforms, nationwide demonstrations against far right President Iván Duque have been ongoing. | "The repression on the streets perpetuated by the police force is systematic," a young protester in Colombia who wished to remain anonymous told Liberation, "The ESMAD [Mobile Anti-Disturbances Squadron] along with the national police shoots without remorse rubber bullets, tear gas and attack the protestors." | This is…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-07). Palestine's Moment of Reckoning: On Abbas' Dangerous Decision to 'Postpone' Elections. counterpunch.org The decision on April 30 by Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, to 'postpone' Palestinian elections, which would have been the first in 15 years, will deepen Palestinian division and could, potentially, signal the collapse of the Fatah Movement, at least in its current form. Unlike the last Palestinian parliamentary elections in 2006, the big story,

Walden Bello (2021-05-07). The Global Spread of Fascism is as Real as the Spread of COVID-19. counterpunch.org The global spread of fascism is real, as real as the spread of COVID-19, and you better believe it. For purposes of academic analysis, it might be legitimate to distinguish between a "fascist-leaning" movement and a truly fascist one, or a far-right regime and fascist regime, or an authoritarian populist and a fascist. But I

The Canary (2021-05-07). Modi under pressure to impose lockdown amid coronavirus surge in India. thecanary.co Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is facing growing pressure to impose a nationwide lockdown amid a coronavirus surge. | Record-breaking: | Many medical chiefs, opposition leaders, and some supreme court judges have suggested the lockdown seems to be the only option. Hospitals are being forced to turn patients away while relatives scramble to find oxygen. | Crematoriums and burial grounds are also struggling to handle the dead. | People watch burning funeral pyres of their relatives who died of Covid-19 in New Delhi (AP) | On Friday, India recorded a new record of 414,188 confirmed cases in the past 24…

Walden Bello (2021-05-07). Fascism's Global Spread is Real — As Real as the Spread of COVID-19. zcomm.org In the world's largest democracies, far-right movements that embrace violence, reject democracy, and target the vulnerable are on the rise…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-07). Israeli supreme court postpones decision on eviction at Sheikh Jarrah amidst growing protests. peoplesdispatch.org The opposition to Israeli attempts to evict Palestinian residents from Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem to build Jewish settlements has also increased across the occupied territories and around the world…

Raouf Halaby (2021-05-07). Palestinian Mothers are the Glue that Bonds Palestinian Society. counterpunch.org My father, Jamil Halaby, passed away in Jerusalem, Palestine, in 1947. Fifty years later and until her death on March 16, 1997, Katrina Halaby, my late mother, was never able to visit her husband's grave to say the kaddish or lay flowers. And because of the turbulent 1948 political climate in Palestine, no tombstone was

Staff (2021-05-07). Power balance in Palestine, region 'in favor of Resistance'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker in a message on Thursday wrote that today, balance of power in Palestine and the region is in interest of the Resistance movement which can bring Palestinians closer to their ideals more than ever.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-07). Palestinian flag hoisted in Qom, Hamedan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — The flag of Palestine was hoisted above tall buildings and on the sides of motorways in the Iranian cities of Hamedan and Qom a day before International Quds Day on Thursday.

Staff (2021-05-07). Quds Day struggle day against normalization of occupation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) —First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri said that Quds Day is day of struggle against the" normalization" of the occupation, the day of struggle against oblivion and the day of transfer of history of Palestine to new generations.

Stephen F. Eisenman (2021-05-07). My (Your) University is Still Racist and Equity Training Won't Change That. counterpunch.org When I began teaching almost 40 years ago, Ronald Reagan was president. Denouncing affirmative action and "welfare queens," and endorsing "states' rights" and Apartheid South Africa, Reagan described the America of Jim Crow as a golden age, the "shining city on a hill." Racism increasingly appeared to be woven into the fabric of national and international politics with no way to unravel it.

Monica Moorehead (2021-05-07). May Day hero: Lucy Parsons — union organizer, anti-capitalist fighter. workers.org Lucy Gonzalez Parsons, an original founder when May Day launched in 1886, was born into slavery in the early 1850s on a Virginia plantation. She, her mother and others were able to escape and move to Texas. There she met her future spouse, Albert Parsons, a former Confederate soldier who . . . |

Staff (2021-05-07). #FreePalestinianStudents campaign update: Join a letter-writing action online; Israeli attacks on students continue. samidoun.net There are hundreds of Palestinian high school and university students among the approximately 4,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails, in many cases specifically targeted for Israeli colonial imprisonment and repression for their student activism, organizing student events and participation in student elections and other political and social activities on campus. As Israeli settlers rampage through Jerusalem and Palestinians resist the threatened impending forced transfer and ethnic cleansing in Sheikh Jarrah, occupied Jerusalem, the attacks on Palestinian students — and their organizing and…

William Boardman (2021-05-07). What Does a "Racist Country" Look Like Anyway? dissidentvoice.org "America is not a racist country," Republican senator Tim Scott of South Carolina said in his party's official response to President Biden's address to the nation on April 28. There are reasons that should have been a laugh line: Biden did not say America was a "racist country," the Black senator was rebutting the president's …

Staff (2021-05-07). A Novel About Racist Police Violence, Rejected in 1941, Has Just Been Published. truthout.org Nearly 80 years ago, Richard Wright became one of the most famous Black writers in the United States with the publication of Native Son, a novel whose searing critique of systemic racism made it a best-seller and inspired a generation of Black writers. In 1941, Wright wrote a new novel titled The Man Who Lived Underground, but publishers refused to release it, in part because the book was filled with graphic descriptions of police brutality by white officers against a Black man. His manuscript…

Jim McMahan (2021-05-07). Tell Biden and Bill Gates: End vaccine apartheid! workers.org Seattle Nearly 100 demonstrators rallied here April 30 in front of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — the world's richest "philanthropic" foundation — to demand "End vaccine apartheid!" Protests to free vaccines from being corporate 'intellectual property' are spreading, here at Moderna headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., April 28. Gates, . . . |

Anonymous007 (2021-05-07). France And UK Send Patrol Warships To English Channel Over Fishing Spat. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The United Kingdom sent patrol warships to the Jersey Island in the English Channel due to a fishing spat with NATO ally and former-EU compatriot France. | In return, France dispatched two maritime patrol boats to the waters off Jersey Island itself. | An official from the French presidential administration said the deployment of the French boats "speaks to our concern, and frustration, and is an appeal, which we will also express, for the correct applic…

WSWS (2021-05-07). The Brazilian ruling class is unwilling and incapable of mounting any struggle against the deadly pandemic. wsws.org The fascistic president Bolsanaro is the most radical advocate of the policy of social murder, but the Workers Party (PT) of Lula carries out similar policies in the states where it is in power.

Susan Price (2021-05-07). The rise of the alt-right: How rebellious became synonymous with anti-leftist. greenleft.org.au Green Left speaks with Argentine journalist Pablo Stefanoni about the "alt-right" rebellion and what the left can do about it.

Ding Ding, I-Min Lee, Adrian E Bauman, Ulf Ekelund, Emmanuel Stamatakis (2021-05-08). [Correspondence] Dietary risk versus physical inactivity: a forced comparison with policy implications? thelancet.com The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study1 has an ongoing commitment to global health. We respect the huge efforts of GBD researchers, but we are concerned about how the risk factor burden estimates inform the non-communicable disease prevention agenda. For example, diet and physical activity, which are both established components of healthy lifestyles, but the GBD estimated that deaths and disability-adjusted life-years attributable to physical inactivity are less than 10% of those attributable to diet (derived from figure 3 in the GBD study).

Bertha Martinez (2021-05-07). Social Activism of Black Lives Matter: Institutional Responses. indybay.org Institutions in America should show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. By doing so, they demonstrate that they understand the severity of police brutality against black people.

WSWS (2021-05-07). Congressional Republicans move to purge Liz Cheney from leadership. wsws.org The removal of Cheney, daughter of the former vice president and an arch-reactionary and warmonger, is a significant step in the transformation of the Republican Party into the fascistic instrument of Donald Trump.

news.un (2021-05-07). Stop evictions in East Jerusalem neighbourhood immediately, UN rights office urges Israel. news.un.org The UN's human rights office (OHCHR), on Friday, called on Israel to immediately halt all forced evictions, including those in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, as well as to exercise maximum restraint in the use of force while ensuring safety and security there.

sputniknews (2021-05-07). Israeli Intelligence Boss Holds Talks With Bahraini Top Security Officials During Official Visit. sputniknews.com Israel continues to develop relations with Gulf nations after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain agreed to normalize relations with Tel Aviv under the Abraham Accords, a diplomatic effort substantially inspired by the previous US executive administration.

sputniknews (2021-05-07). Researchers Discover 78,000-Year-Old Human Burial, Oldest in Africa. sputniknews.com Among the oldest meaningful human burials in the world are discoveries of bones of a mother and her child at Qafzeh cave in Nazareth, Israel, along with other findings in Europe and Asia thought to date back 120,000 years.

Abby Zimet (2021-05-07). Another Nakba: 'This Is My House, This Is My Door, You Are a Thief'. zcomm.org In 2020, 140 Palestinian families lost their homes, about double the number in 2019, a surge in Israel's ethnic cleansing many see as part of a "100 year Zionist project" to appropriate "Jerusalem whole and united."

Staff (2021-05-07). US backing Israel for its strategic interests in region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — Richard Falk believes that US Government backs Israel because of its strategic interests in the region and partly as a reflection of well-organized pro-Israeli lobbying, which has been very effective with the US Congress.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-07). Israeli regime getting weaker year after year: Leader. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — The Leader of the Islamic Revolution said that the Israeli regime is getting weaker year after year, adding that one cannot find any weaker entity than the Zionist regime of Israel.

Staff (2021-05-07). Fake regime of Israel has no place in future of region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for the International Affairs said that the fake regime of Israel has no place in the future of the region.

Staff (2021-05-07). There is no such thing as 'Deal of Century': Amir-Abdollahian. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — Stating that the fake regime of Israel is a big prison, Secretary-General of the International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada said that there is no such thing as a 'Deal of Century'.

Staff (2021-05-07). Iran never leaves friends, allies alone: Nasrallah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — The Hezbollah secretary-general said on Friday that Iran is the most powerful nation in the Resistance Front, adding that the US and Israeli have run out of options to make Iran abandon its nuclear program.

sputniknews (2021-05-07). Ex-Deputy Head of IDF's Intelligence: Situation in Jerusalem is Explosive But Chaos is Controllable. sputniknews.com The recent weeks have seen provocations by both Jews and Arabs. The Israeli police are struggling to keep the flames low and a former Israeli army officer warns it takes only one wrong action for the situation to spiral out of control.

sputniknews (2021-05-07). Netanyahu's Son Ridicules Germany For 'Preaching Ethics' to Jews Over West Bank Construction. sputniknews.com Five European powers have urged the Israeli government to "cease its policy of settlement expansion" across the West Bank as "threatening prospects for a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict". The statement came after the Israeli District Committee for Jerusalem published plans to approve over 500 housing units in the territory.

Anonymous765 (2021-05-07). Israel Diversifies Its Aggression On Syria. southfront.org | IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT BY DONATIONS OR FINANCING PLEASE CONTACT US VIA: info@southfront.org | Israel is moving away from its typical conduct of simply ca…

Staff (2021-05-07). Flames of Palestinian Intifada, Resistance not to be put out. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — On the occasion of International Quds Day, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) issued a statement on Thu. and said that flames of Palestinian Intifada and Resistance will not be extinguished.

Staff (2021-05-07). Intl. Quds Day, 'day of unity of Islamic, Arab Ummah'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 07 (MNA) — Ziad al-Nakhala Secretary-General of Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement in a speech on the occasion of "International Quds Day" said that the Quds Day is the day of unity, amity and solidarity of Islamic and Arab Ummah.

Staff (2021-05-07). Quds Day born out of Islamic Resistance Discourse. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) —Quds Day, held on the last Friday of Ramadan aimed at voicing support for the Palestinians, was born out of the "Islamic Resistance Discourse" after the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

Staff (2021-05-07). Two Palestinian youth martyred in clash with Zionist forces. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — Palestinian sources reported that two Palestinian youth were shot dead by Zionist military forces in northern West Bank.

May Day in San Francisco (2021-05-07). Call to Support Organized Labor, Free Mumia and Stand Up for Black/Brown/Asian Unity. indybay.org On May 1st, thousands marched to support organized labor in San Francisco. Many unions and workers' groups marched up Market Street to protest racism and call for passage of the PRO Act by the U.S. Congress. Signs said Mumia is a class war prisoner and called for an end to the death penalty. There was new emphasis this year on the importance of Black/Brown/Asian Unity.

WorkWeek (2021-05-07). May Day 2021 ILWU With Angela Davis In SF & AFL-CIO Gebre On Systemic Racism. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the San Francisco May Day march, the death of UFWA founder Al Rojas and the working class struggle in Argentina…

Laura Wells (2021-05-07). Ten Things to Understand about Latin America. counterpunch.org The United States — the land and people — will be a lot better off when the idea of US supremacy is dropped. Toward that end, and toward the goal of a better world, here are ten things for the US to understand about Latin America. 1. Threat of a good example. That is the

Rubén Armendáriz (2021-05-07). La Corte Suprema argentina falla contra la suspensión de clases por la pandemia. globalizacion.ca El presidente argentino Alberto Fernández advirtió que continuará cuidando la salud de los argentinos por más que se escriban muchas hojas de sentencia, en respuesta a un sorprendente fallo de la Corte Suprema de Justicia que avaló la posición del…

Staff (2021-05-06). From Colombia to Palestine, resist imperialist crimes! Samidoun solidarity statement with the people of Colombia. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network expresses its strongest solidarity with the people's movement and political prisoners of Colombia, facing the U.S.-backed right-wing regime of Ivan Duque, police murder and targeted assassinations, and harsh repression of mass protests. Thousands of people in Colombia have been marching for the past eight days against the tax policy of the right-wing Duque administration, supported by the United States and also involved in U.S.-directed regime change operations targeting Venezuela, Bolivia, and other progressive governments throughout Latin America. This movement h…

Staff (2021-05-06). "Nothing to Lose": Colombians Protest "Fascist Mafia Regime" Amid Deadly Police & Military Crackdown. democracynow.org At least 30 people in Colombia have been reportedly killed since a nationwide uprising erupted against the government of right-wing President Iván Duque. Protesters are vowing to remain in the streets amid a deadly crackdown by police and military officers. About 800 people have been injured and 87 people are missing in the midst of the demonstrations, which were initially sparked by a now-withdrawn tax reform proposal, but they have since expanded in scope. People in Colombia are also denouncing rampant police brutality and demanding broader social, economic and political reforms. At least 15 people were killed…

Prof Anis Bajrektarevic (2021-05-06). Europe, Health And Holocaust: March 2020 — March 2021 — Analysis. eurasiareview.com For months, many argue that our Covid (C-19) response is a planetary fiasco, whose size is yet to surface with its mounting disproportionate and enduring secondary effects, causing tremendous socio-economic, political and psychosomatic contractions and convulsions. However, worse than our response is our silence about it. | It is an established fact that the quintessence of Nazism was not Hitler and the circle of darkness around him. It was rather a commonly shared 'banality of crime' atmosphere: Benevolent acceptance of ordinary village people living next to Auschwitz, Mauthausen, Dachau that the nation must…

Answer Coalition (2021-05-06). DA drops all remaining Adams Co. charges against Denver anti-racist protest leaders, but the struggle continues. answercoalition.org , On Thursday, May 6, the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office of Brian Mason moved to dismiss all remaining charges in his district against Lillian House, Joel Northam, Eliza Lucero, and Terrance Roberts, citing as his reason that he has "an ethical obligation to only proceed on charges [his] office can prove and to dismiss charges that [they] cannot prove." None of these four defendants, in an effort to have the charges dro…

teleSUR (2021-05-06). Chile: Supreme Court Holds Convictions Of Catrillanca's Killers. telesurenglish.net Chile's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a prison sentence against seven former military police officers (Carabineros) and one lawyer for the murder of Camilo Catrillanca on November 14, 2018. | RELATED: | With three votes in favor and two against, the Supreme Court's Second Chamber rejected the nullity appeals filed by the convicted Carabineros. The resolution implies that there will not be another trial for the homicid…

Steve Lalla (2021-05-06). The Iron Curtain. orinocotribune.com By Steve Lalla — May 4, 2021 | On May 3, 1945, The London Times reported on a speech in which it was claimed that a purported "iron curtain" would descend around the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Behind this supposed curtain, horrible atrocities would allegedly take place. This speech was made by acting Nazi Chancellor Lutz von Krosigk on May 2. Von Krosigk assumed this position following Hitler's suicide on April 30, 1945. | At this time the Nazis were facing defeat. On May 2, the Soviet Red Army defeated the Nazi fascist warmongers in the battle for Berlin, taking the capital city at tremendous cost…

claudia (2021-05-06). May Dispatch — May Day shows DSA power. dsausa.org Enjoy your May Dispatch! This month we have a PRO Act update, socialist organizing and history calls, and more. From Maria: May Day Shows DSA Power! Support Our Socialist Slate — Races Coming Up 5/18 Wednesday 5/19 — Join our Democratic Socialist Labor Commission for Socialists on the Job! RSVP for Demilitarize US 2 Palestine…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-06). Palestine's Moment of Reckoning: On Abbas' Dangerous Decision to 'Postpone' Elections. dissidentvoice.org The decision on April 30 by Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, to 'postpone' Palestinian elections, which would have been the first in 15 years, will deepen Palestinian division and could, potentially, signal the collapse of the Fatah Movement, at least in its current form. Unlike the last Palestinian parliamentary elections in 2006, the big story this …

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2021-05-06: News Headlines

Prof Anis Bajrektarevic (2021-05-06). Europe, Health And Holocaust: March 2020 — March 2021 — Analysis. eurasiareview.com For months, many argue that our Covid (C-19) response is a planetary fiasco, whose size is yet to surface with its mounting disproportionate and enduring secondary effects, causing tremendous socio-economic, political and psychosomatic contractions and convulsions. However, worse than our response is our silence about it. | It is an established fact that the quintessence of Nazism was not Hitler and the circle of darkness around him. It was rather a commonly shared 'banality of crime' atmosphere: Benevolent acceptance of ordinary village people living next to Auschwitz, Mauthausen, Dachau that the nation must…

Staff (2021-05-06). US valuing Israel as extension of its military presence in ME. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — American analyst Stephen Lendman believes that the US values Israel as an extension of its military presence in the Middle East that's all about wanting control over the region, its hydrocarbon and other resources.

Staff (2021-05-06). From Colombia to Palestine, resist imperialist crimes! Samidoun solidarity statement with the people of Colombia. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network expresses its strongest solidarity with the people's movement and political prisoners of Colombia, facing the U.S.-backed right-wing regime of Ivan Duque, police murder and targeted assassinations, and harsh repression of mass protests. Thousands of people in Colombia have been marching for the past eight days against the tax policy of the right-wing Duque administration, supported by the United States and also involved in U.S.-directed regime change operations targeting Venezuela, Bolivia, and other progressive governments throughout Latin America. This movement h…

claudia (2021-05-06). May Dispatch — May Day shows DSA power. dsausa.org Enjoy your May Dispatch! This month we have a PRO Act update, socialist organizing and history calls, and more. From Maria: May Day Shows DSA Power! Support Our Socialist Slate — Races Coming Up 5/18 Wednesday 5/19 — Join our Democratic Socialist Labor Commission for Socialists on the Job! RSVP for Demilitarize US 2 Palestine…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-06). Palestine's Moment of Reckoning: On Abbas' Dangerous Decision to 'Postpone' Elections. dissidentvoice.org The decision on April 30 by Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, to 'postpone' Palestinian elections, which would have been the first in 15 years, will deepen Palestinian division and could, potentially, signal the collapse of the Fatah Movement, at least in its current form. Unlike the last Palestinian parliamentary elections in 2006, the big story this …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-06). Palestine's Moment of Reckoning. zcomm.org On Abbas' Dangerous Decision to 'Postpone' Elections…

Markela Panegyres (2021-05-06). Al Nakba: End Israeli apartheid. greenleft.org.au Ali Abunimah argues that despite growing recognition that Israel is an apartheid regime, Europe and the United States continue to facilitate the persecution of Palestinians.

Answer Coalition (2021-05-06). DA drops all remaining Adams Co. charges against Denver anti-racist protest leaders, but the struggle continues. answercoalition.org , On Thursday, May 6, the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office of Brian Mason moved to dismiss all remaining charges in his district against Lillian House, Joel Northam, Eliza Lucero, and Terrance Roberts, citing as his reason that he has "an ethical obligation to only proceed on charges [his] office can prove and to dismiss charges that [they] cannot prove." None of these four defendants, in an effort to have the charges dro…

Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-06). Why HRW Designating Israel's Crimes as Apartheid Is a Very Big Deal. zcomm.org Human Rights Watch issuing an unsparing, 200-plus page legal and factual report concluding that Israeli government authorities are guilty of the crime of apartheid, is a very big deal…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-06). Quibbling Over Cruelties: Human Rights Watch, Israel and Apartheid. counterpunch.org Criticism of Israel's policies towards Palestinians has always induced a defensive rage from its defenders and advocates. A Threshold Crossed, a report by Human Rights Watch, lit several fires of rage and disapproval. Israel, according to the authors, is responsible for apartheid policies.

Staff (2021-05-07). #FreePalestinianStudents campaign update: Join a letter-writing action online; Israeli attacks on students continue. samidoun.net There are hundreds of Palestinian high school and university students among the approximately 4,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails, in many cases specifically targeted for Israeli colonial imprisonment and repression for their student activism, organizing student events and participation in student elections and other political and social activities on campus. As Israeli settlers rampage through Jerusalem and Palestinians resist the threatened impending forced transfer and ethnic cleansing in Sheikh Jarrah, occupied Jerusalem, the attacks on Palestinian students — and their organizing and…

John Wojcik (2021-05-06). Lawyers for killer cop Chauvin trying to overturn his guilty verdict. peoplesworld.org MINNEAPOLIS—Starting with social media posts and Fox News, racists have been going after a juror in the Derek Chauvin trial because that juror participated in the last annual march in Washington that was held to commemorate the historic March on Washington led by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Although it does not look …

National Committee for Justice in Denver (2021-05-06). District Attorney drops all remaining Adams County charges against Denver anti-racist protest leaders. liberationnews.org On Thursday, May 6, the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office of Brian Mason moved to dismiss all remaining charges in his district against Lillian House, Joel Northam, Eliza Lucero, and Terrance Roberts…

Steve Martinot (2021-05-06). Chauvin Lost, but the Murderers Won. counterpunch.org The verdict is in. The murderers have won. On April 20, a jury of 12 people managed to swim against the tide of white supremacy, and convict Derek Chauvin of murdering a black man. That's twelve votes for the party of human life. | But during the time of the trial, the party of murderers gained more votes than that. From the middle of March to the end of April, eight people of color, mostly African American, were killed by the police. They did this in teams, as if they were really serious about what they were doing.

Staff (2021-05-06). "Nothing to Lose": Colombians Protest "Fascist Mafia Regime" Amid Deadly Police & Military Crackdown. democracynow.org At least 30 people in Colombia have been reportedly killed since a nationwide uprising erupted against the government of right-wing President Iván Duque. Protesters are vowing to remain in the streets amid a deadly crackdown by police and military officers. About 800 people have been injured and 87 people are missing in the midst of the demonstrations, which were initially sparked by a now-withdrawn tax reform proposal, but they have since expanded in scope. People in Colombia are also denouncing rampant police brutality and demanding broader social, economic and political reforms. At least 15 people were killed…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-06). Israeli Military Threatens Syrian Soldiers In Leaflets Dropped After Recent Strikes On al-Quneitra. southfront.org An old military vehicle can be seen positioned near the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights. IMAGE: AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS | The Israeli military has warned Syrian service members in al-Quneitra against collaborating with Lebanon's Hezbollah in leaflets dropped on May 6 morning. | According to local sources, the leaflets were dropped following a series of

Anonymous669 (2021-05-06). Israeli Combat Helicopters Attacked Syrian Army Posts Along Separation Line In Al-Quneitra. southfront.org Israeli Air Force Squadron 190 AH-64A Peten, 27 June 2013, Taken by Oren Rozen, Via Wikimedia. | Early on May 6, Israeli combat helicopters attacked posts of the Syrian Arab Army in the northern countryside of al-Quneitra. | Local sources said several military posts located in the vicinity of the town of Jubata al-Khashab were hit. The town is located on the separation of forces line, a few hundreds of meters away from Israeli military positions in the occupied Golan Heights. | The Syrian Arab News Agency said that an "Israel…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-06). Military Situation In Syria On May 6, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 6, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 38 times: 20 — in Idlib province, 8 — in Latakia province, 6 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On May 5, the artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled YPG positions near Mennagh Airbase | On May 5, Israel helicopters attacked SAA positions in the Jubata al-Khashab | On May 5, a SDF member was killed in Dhiban area by unknown gunmen | On May 5, two…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-06). Central Syria: 15 Fighters Of Palestinian-led Force Killed, Or Injured In New ISIS Attack. southfront.org Illustrative image. | On May 5, at least 15 fighters of the Palestinian pro-government al-Quds Brigade were killed or injure as a result of an attack by ISIS cells in central Syria. | According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the attack took place in the outskirts of the town of al-Sukhnah in the eastern countryside of Homs."Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of three members of the Palestinian al-Quds Brigade and the injury of 12 others in an attack by ISIS cells when members of the al-Quds Br…

Staff (2021-05-06). Tehraners observe Night of Qadr in Palestine Square. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — The religious ceremony of 23th night of the holy month of Ramadan was marked by Tehraners in Palestine Square of Tehran under a rainy condition.

Staff (2021-05-06). Zionist aggression attack on Quneitra leaves no damage. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Zionist aggression hit an area on the border between Syria and occupied Palestine, but that the attack did not cause any damage.

Staff (2021-05-06). Iran proudly standing with Palestinian people: FM Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister says Iran has proudly stood with Palestinian people who resist the brutality of an apartheid regime.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-06). Protests erupt against decision to reinstate Atlanta police officer who killed Rayshard Brooks. peoplesdispatch.org Dozens of Black Lives Matter activists gathered outside the City Hall of Atlanta on May 5 to protest the decision to reinstate Garrett Rolfe to the Atlanta Police Department. Rolfe was earlier terminated from his job for the murder of Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old black man.

Rann Miller (2021-05-06). Public Service or Protests for Black Lives? progressive.org We must use all of the tools we have to achieve racial justice and end police brutality.

Bertha Martinez (2021-05-06). Social Activism of Black Lives Matter: Institutional Responses. indybay.org Institutions in America should show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. By doing so, they demonstrate that they understand the severity of police brutality against black people.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). As US Rebrands Bases Named After Confederates, What Other Nation Would Have Honoured Traitors? sputniknews.com The American Civil War was fought between 1861 and 1865 with the North eventually defeating the South. More than a million soldiers died as the southern Confederacy, which sought to hold on to slavery, rebelled against the United States.

The Canary (2021-05-06). Home Office discriminating against Windrush generation's families, High Court rules. thecanary.co The Home Office's refusal to give the families of people from the Windrush generation preferential treatment when charging fees to enter the UK is unlawfully discriminatory, the High Court has ruled. | Discrimination: | Lynda Mahabir, a 52-year-old woman who was born in Trinidad, suffered a "colossal interference" with her right to family life when she was separated from her husband and five children for more than two years, a judge said on 6 May. | Judge Tim Smith ruled that the Home Office's insistence that Mahabir's family had to pay nearly £23,000 in fees to join her in the UK left her with "a t…

WSWS (2021-05-06). Right-wing parties carry Madrid region as Podemos suffers election debacle. wsws.org The vote is not an endorsement of the line of the far right, but a devastating exposure of the political implications of Podemos's "herd immunity" policy.

WSWS (2021-05-06). Arrest of Wisconsin National Guardsmen marks fourth currently enlisted soldier charged in January 6 attack on Capitol. wsws.org The outsized role of current and former police and military members in the attempted fascist coup points to the crucial role of the state in facilitating the siege of Congress…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-06). 'This Is How Fascists Operate': DeSantis Signs Anti-Voting Bill Behind Closed Doors for Fox News. commondreams.org "Democracy is literally dying in the dark," said one critic after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the state's voter suppression law, allowing only Fox News to cover the signing. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Melinda C. (2021-05-06). New Zealand Govt on Uyghurs: Genocide declaration would hurt trade with China. indybay.org New Zealand's Trade Minister has warned the Parliament if it were to declare the treatment of Uyghur (Uighur) minority as genocide it would "no doubt" hurt the country's trade relationship with China.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-06). Palestinian boy killed during Israeli raids in the Occupied Territories and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the killing of a Palestinian boy in a raid by Israeli forces, protests against femicides in Puerto Rico, and more…

Jonathan Cook (2021-05-06). Jerusalem protests: The mob "breaking faces" learned from Israel's establishment. dissidentvoice.org Inside the Israeli parliament and out on the streets of Jerusalem, the forces of unapologetic Jewish supremacism are stirring, as a growing section of Israel's youth tire of the two-faced Jewish nationalism that has held sway in Israel for decades. Last week, Bezalel Smotrich, leader of the far-right Religious Zionism faction, a vital partner if …

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Yair Lapid, Head of Israel's Opposition, Tasked With Forming a Government: Will He Succeed? sputniknews.com The head of the Yesh Atid party has 28 days to form a coalition. If he fails, the mandate will go back to the Knesset, which will have additional 21 days to produce a contender for the task or be forced to hold another election, the fifth in two and a half years.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-06). Israeli president asks Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid to form next government. peoplesdispatch.org Lapid's name was announced by president Reuven Rivlin after the 28-day deadline for current prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a majority coalition government expired on Tuesday…

_____ (2021-05-06). Oh What a Lovely New War! False Flagging in the Middle East? strategic-culture.org There has been virtually no American media coverage of last week's arrival of a senior Israeli delegation in Washington

Megan Redshaw (2021-05-06). Pfizer Vaccine May Cause Heart Inflammation in People Under 30, Leaked Study Suggests. globalresearch.ca Details leaked from an Israeli Health Ministry report have raised concerns …

Pip Hinman (2021-05-06). Criticism of Israel is not antisemitic. greenleft.org.au It has long been common to falsely label critics of the Israeli government as "antisemitic". Vivienne Porzsolt argues why this is a problem.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-06). Criticism of Israel is not antisemitic. greenleft.org.au It has long been common to falsely label critics of the Israeli government as "antisemitic". A new variation on this theme has been the push to use the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of antisemitism. Vivienne Porzsolt argues why this would be a problem.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-06). War in the Caucasus: Turkey-Azerbaijan-Israel, Turkey-Azerbaijan-Georgia, Turkey-Azerbaijan-Pakistan axes. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Daily SabahMay 6, 2021 Ways of reviving the Turkey-Azerbaijan-Israel triangleCavid Veliyev Excerpts: Turkey and Israel made important contributions to "Operation Iron Fist." Turkey's unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) Bayraktar TB2 and Israel's drones Harop contributed to the breaking of the defense line of the Armenian army, which occupied Azerbaijan's territories, and to the Azerbaijani army's …

_____ (2021-05-06). First 100 Days: Has Biden Kept His Promises To Black America? popularresistance.org Last week, Vice President Kamala Harris agreed with South Carolina Senator Tim Scott that the United States is not a racist country. Generations throughout history have made it plain that all our social and political systems in this country are steeped in racism. | Nearly nine out of 10 Black voters supported Joe Biden and Harris in the 2020 election. Black Americans represented over 50% of all Democratic voters in Georgia (33% of total state population is Black), 20% of all Democratic voters in Michigan (14% of the state population is Black), and 21% of all Democratic voters in Pennsylvania (Black people make up…

WorkWeek (2021-05-06). May Day 2021 ILWU With Angela Davis In SF & AFL-CIO Gebre On Systemic Racism. indybay.org WorkWeek covers the San Francisco May Day march, the death of UFWA founder Al Rojas and the working class struggle in Argentina…

May Day in San Francisco (2021-05-06). Call to Support Organized Labor, Free Mumia and Stand Up for Black/Brown/Asian Unity. indybay.org This year as every year in San Francisco, thousands marched to support organized labor. Many unions and workers' groups marched up Market Street to protest racism and call for passage of the PRO Act by the U.S. Congress. Signs said Mumia is a class war prisoner and called for an end to the death penalty. There was new emphasis this year on the importance of Black/Brown/Asian Unity.

splcenter (2021-05-06). New SPLC Poll: Two-thirds of voters support passage of 'For the People Act'. splcenter.org &nbsp…

Iran News Wire (2021-05-06). Iran: Education Ministry Defends Plan To Employ 25,000 Mullahs As Teachers. eurasiareview.com Iran's Ministry of Education defended its plans to hire 25,000 Islamic scholars as teachers in schools across the country in a bid to Islamize schools. | The Ministry said on Monday that hiring Islamic scholars or "Talabehs" as teachers was legal and in line with laws passed by the Parliament and the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, a council tasked with censoring and forcing the regime's brand of Islam on schools and universities. | The Seminaries and Ministry of Education Cooperation Headquarters also defended the move announcing that 440 male and female Talabehs had been hired as teachers in the…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-06). DOJ Warns GOP-Led Arizona Election Audit May Violate Civil Rights Law. commondreams.org The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday wrote to Arizona's GOP state Senate president warning that the Republican-run audit of the 2020 election may violate civil and voting rights law. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-05-06). 100+ Groups Launch Nationwide Campaign to Combat GOP Assault on Democracy. commondreams.org Organizers of the John Lewis National Day of Action, planned for May 8, aim to ignite support "to protect our voting rights and our democracy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2021-05-05). India's Massive COVID-19 Deaths "A Genocide," Court Rules. telesurenglish.net A court in India ruled on Tuesday that massive COVID-19 deaths in the country due to lack of oxygen is "a genocide," as the government reports 3783 fatalities in the last 24 hours. | RELATED: | Judges from the top court in northern Uttar Pradesh state said that there were "at the pain in observing that death of covid patients just for non supplying of oxygen to the hospitals is a criminal act and not less than a genocide by those who have been entrust…

sputniknews (2021-05-05). 'Nothing Less Than Genocide': Indian Court Slams Authorities as People Die From Oxygen Shortage. sputniknews.com A 21-year-old man from Delhi, Piyush Singh had to find a taxi and take his COVID-positive mother to her hometown, 14 hours away from the Indian capital two days after losing his father to the virus. Singh was watching his mother's oxygen drop below 90, but was unable to find an oxygen cylinder in Delhi.

WSWS (2021-05-05). Quebec's anti-curfew protests: A political blind alley and entry point for the far right. wsws.org Young people opposed to the ruling class' criminal mishandling of the pandemic must fight for the independent political mobilization of the working class to close all schools and nonessential businesses so as to halt the COVID-19 pandemic's devastating third wave.

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David Sobelsohn (2021-05-05). At Supreme Court, billionaires argue they're like NAACP in 1958 Alabama. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—In 1958, in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education and the Montgomery bus boycott, and using its power to regulate out-of-state corporations, Alabama demanded the NAACP disclose its Alabama members' names and addresses. Fearing the effect on its membership, the NAACP refused. A unanimous Supreme Court sided with the NAACP. The U.S. …

WSWS (2021-05-05). Quebec's anti-curfew protests: A political blind alley and entry point for the far right. wsws.org Young people opposed to the ruling class' criminal mishandling of the pandemic must fight for the independent political mobilization of the working class to close all schools and nonessential businesses so as to halt the COVID-19 pandemic's devastating third wave.

sputniknews (2021-05-05). 'Nothing Less Than Genocide': Indian Court Slams Authorities as People Die From Oxygen Shortage. sputniknews.com A 21-year-old man from Delhi, Piyush Singh had to find a taxi and take his COVID-positive mother to her hometown, 14 hours away from the Indian capital two days after losing his father to the virus. Singh was watching his mother's oxygen drop below 90, but was unable to find an oxygen cylinder in Delhi.

Richard Falk (2021-05-05). Israeli Apartheid and Palestine Grievances. zcomm.org I think the electoral impasse in Israel is a clear indication that all is not well…

Phyllis Bennis (2021-05-05). Why Human Rights Watch Designating Israel's Crimes as Apartheid Is a Very Big Deal. commondreams.org "It's a huge victory for our movement," writes Phyllis Bennis, a fellow with the Institute for Policy Studies."When Human Rights Watch, by far the human rights organization with the most direct access to power in Washington, says that Israel is guilty of the crime of apartheid, that action not only reflects the discourse shift fought for and won by so many who have gone before, it also pushes that shift even farther." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2021-05-05). #SOSColombia: UN, EU & Rest of World Condemn Duque's Genocide. orinocotribune.com Hundreds of reactions from international figures and organizations have been expressed in support of the Colombian people in struggle. Although large media corporations have been oblivious to what has been happening in Colombia, so as to hide State responsibility in the killings of civilians during the ongoing popular demonstrations against Iván Duque's policies, many around the world have described the acts of brutality as "genocide." | En video quedó registrado el momento en el que matrimonios de Policías y ESMAD persiguen a manifestantes en el barrio Fátima en Manizales. En otro video se evidencia que Policías…

Anand Naidoo (2021-05-05). The Heat: Political uncertainty in Israel. america.cgtn.com Political uncertainty in Israel as Prime Minister Netanyahu fails to form a coalition government.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-05). Israel Strikes Numerous Locations In Southwestern Syria, Including Military Facility. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In the early hours of May 5th, Israeli warplanes struck a number of locations in Syria's southwest. | According to Syria's Ministry of Defense statement, the incident took place around 2 AM local time."At around 2: 18 am today, the Israeli enemy carried out an air aggression from the direction of southwest Lattakia targeting some points in the coastal area. Our air defense media intercepted the aggression's missiles and dropped some of them." | And the Israeli aggression led…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-05). Military Situation In Syria On May 5, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 5, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 38 times: 23 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 3 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On May 5, Israel attacked several areas in Lattakia, Tartus and Hama provinces. One civilian reportedly was killed in the missile attacks | On May 4, Russian military police carried out a patrol near the town of Malekiyah | On May 4, the US coalition con…

Dylan Rodríguez (2021-05-05). University of California Pushes to Militarize and Expand Its Police Force. zcomm.org Use of force protocols neither prevent nor curb anti-Black, racist, gendered and ableist police violence…

Nora Barrows-friedman (2021-05-05). Tech companies block another Leila Khaled event. zcomm.org Silicon Valley tech companies have once again blocked a live-streamed event featuring anti-apartheid activists…

Eric Alterman (2021-05-05). Yes, Israel Is Obviously an Apartheid State. thenation.com Yes, Israel Is Obviously an Apartheid State…

Melinda C. (2021-05-05). New Zealand Govt on Uyghurs: Genocide declaration would hurt trade with China. indybay.org New Zealand's Trade Minister has warned the Parliament if it were to declare the treatment of Uyghur (Uighur) minority as genocide it would "no doubt" hurt the country's trade relationship with China.

teleSUR (2021-05-05). Attacks on Palestinians Increase Tensions in East Jerusalem. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, outlet Palestina Hoy denounced that Israeli settlers set fire to Palestinian land in the village of Buirin, in Nablus. This came just hours after another group of Israeli settlers hurled stones at Palestinian homes in the village of Qusra, south of the occupied city of Naplus. | RELATED: | According to the testimony of Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors Israeli settlement activities in the northern West Bank, th…

sputniknews (2021-05-05). Video: Syrian Air Defences Intercept Israeli 'Rocket Aggression' Against Latakia – SANA. sputniknews.com State-run Syrian news agency SANA reported on Wednesday that explosions were heard on the coast, near the cities of Latakia and Tartous.

sputniknews (2021-05-05). Israel's President Picks Yair Lapid to Form New Government as Benjamin Netanyahu Misses Deadline. sputniknews.com The announcement came as Netanyahu's deadline to form a new government expired. The prime minister was unable to reach an agreement with Naftali Bennett, chairman of the right-wing party Yamina.

Staff (2021-05-05). Rouhani terms Israel as most criminal regime in past decades. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Zionists as the enemies of the region and its security, the enemies of the Palestinian nation, the murders who displaced millions of civilians, said Iranian President, referring to the Quds Day on last Friday of the Ramadan.

Anonymous765 (2021-05-05). Israel Loses No Chance To Remind Of Itself In Syria. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: | Donation alerts: donationalerts.com/r/southfront | Boosty: boosty.to/anal

Jason Ditz (2021-05-05). Israel Launches Missile Attack in NW Syria, Killing One. news.antiwar.com For the first time in two weeks, Israel has attacked Syria, with a Syrian state media reported that one person was killed and at least six others wounded. They added that a number of the missiles were intercepted. It's not clear what was being attacked, but the media reported a plastic factory was among the sites hit. | Israel attacks military targets, or warehouses they think are related to S…

Mac McGill (2021-05-05). How Racism Feels. thenation.com How Racism Feels…

Ag Secretary Vilsack Message to All Employees (2021-05-05). In the #1 Agriculture Economy in the USA, CA could use a visit from Secretary Vilsack. indybay.org During the hearing last week focused on USDA's discriminatory history toward Black farmers, I gave Chairman David Scott "a single and solemn commitment from me and from the team at USDA, that we will over the next four years do everything we can to root out whatever systemic racism and barriers may exist at the Department of Agriculture directed at Black farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers, and people who live in persistently poor areas in rural America."

May Day in San Francisco (2021-05-05). Call to Support Organized Labor, Free Mumia and Stand Up for Black/Brown/Asian Unity. indybay.org This year as every year in San Francisco, thousands marched to support organized labor. Many unions and workers' groups marched up Market Street to protest racism and call for passage of the PRO Act by the U.S. Congress. Signs said Mumia is a class war prisoner and called for an end to the death penalty. There was new emphasis this year on the importance of Black/Brown/Asian Unity.

Arab News (2021-05-05). Iran: Regime Set To Address Deep Internal Divisions — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Dr. Majid Rafizadeh* | When the Iranian regime assumed power following the events of 1979, the theocratic establishment was mainly governed by one political faction: The Islamic Republican Party, ruled by the founder of the regime, Ayatollah Khomeini. Almost all political leaders were united under the leadership of the supreme leader at the time. | However, after the death of Khomeini, new political parties began emerging and labels such as "reformists," "moderates," "pragmatists" and "principlists" began circulating in media outlets. These became a popular way to characterize Iranian politicians domestical…

teleSUR (2021-05-04). AMLO Apologizes to the Maya People Over Historical Abuses. telesurenglish.net Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador apologized on Monday to the Indigenous Maya people for all the abuse they endured during the Spanish conquest and the discrimination they have suffered afterward. | RELATED: | "We offer the most sincere apologies to the Mayan people for the terrible abuses committed by individuals and national and foreign authorities in the conquest, during three centuries of colonial domination and two ce…

Staff (2021-05-04). "Exterminate All the Brutes": Filmmaker Raoul Peck Explores Colonialism & Origins of White Supremacy. democracynow.org A new four-part documentary series, "Exterminate All the Brutes," delves deeply into the legacy of European colonialism from the Americas to Africa. It has been described as an unflinching narrative of genocide and exploitation, beginning with the colonizing of Indigenous land that is now called the United States. The documentary series seeks to counter "the type of lies, the type of propaganda, the type of abuse, that we have been subject to all of these years," says director and Haitian-born filmmaker Raoul Peck. "We have the means to tell the real story, and that's exactly what I decided to do," Peck says. "Ev…

Staff (2021-05-04). Epic New Documentary Series Exposes Brutality of European Colonialism Worldwide. truthout.org Image Credit: Courtesy HBO | A new four-part documentary series, Exterminate All the Brutes, delves deeply into the legacy of European colonialism from the Americas to Africa. It has been described as an unflinching narrative of genocide and exploitation, beginning with the colonizing of Indigenous land that is now called the United States. The documentary series seeks to counter "the type of lies, the type of propaganda, the type of abuse, that we have been subject to all of these years," sa…

Staff (2021-05-04). Anti-Racist Movements in Brazil: Activist Series — Anatalina Lourenàßo & Almir Aguiar. dsausa.org RSVP Here Anti-Racist Movements in Brazi: Activist Series Around the world, Black-led movements are raising the stakes in our collective struggles. This discussion series with leading Black and Indigenous militants from across Brazil spotlights their experiences in organizing against state violence, workplace exploitation, and structural racism everywhere from education to healthcare. Today's movements facing neo-fascism,…

Gloria Rubac (2021-05-04). Supreme Court rules kids can be thrown away. workers.org George Stinney, convicted in a 10-minute trial, was 14 years old when the state of South Carolina executed him in 1944. His conviction was not overturned until 2014. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled April 22 that children under 18 years of age—the vast majority of whom are . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-04). Supreme Court tackles student free speech in social media age. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court's nine justices descended recently from their legal ivory tower, so to speak, to tackle a free speech case important to at least 50 million students—and their schools and parents, too. That's how many students are in K-12 public schools, ruled by administrators and local school boards. And that's at least how …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-04). Protests in El Salvador after new assembly ousts Supreme Court judges and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at the ousting of Supreme Court judges in El Salvador, the push towards the removal of Turkish forces from Libya, and more…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-04). What's Happening in Nayib Bukele's El Salvador? libya360.wordpress.com El Instituto Samuel Robinson The decision of the Salvadoran Congress, dominated by President Nayib Bukele's Nuevas Ideas party, to dismiss the magistrates of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court and the Attorney General raised local and international concerns about the division of powers in the Central American country to the highest level. Scenario: As…

Pip Hinman (2021-05-04). Treat India's COVID-19 outbreak with justice and healthcare, not racism and profiteering. greenleft.org.au The Socialist Alliance co-convenors put the case for a health and justice-focussed response to the devestating outbreak of COVID-19 in India.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-04). Help India's COVID-19 outbreak with justice and healthcare not racism and profiteering. greenleft.org.au The Socialist Alliance coconvenors put the case for a health and justice-focussed response to the devestating outbreak of COVID-19 in India.

Rosalind English (2021-05-04). Law Pod UK new episode: Henry VIII Powers undermining parliamentary supremacy. ukhumanrightsblog.com Episode 143 features Isabel McArdle and Sarabjit Singh QC of 1 Crown Office Row. Isabel practises in indirect tax, healthcare law, personal injury and public law. Sarabjit ("Sab") specialises in tax, with a particular emphasis on all forms of indirect tax and the interface between tax and public law. They have both given seminars on …

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2021-05-04). Houthi Advances and Secret Saudi-Iranian Talks Prompt New Conciliatory Tone from Saudis. mintpressnews.com Bin Salman's half-hearted appeal for peace, which allegedly included demands that the Houthis drop their alliance with Iran and abandon support for the Palestinian cause, did little to convince Ansar Allah's leadership to ease the pressure on the Kingdom.

Chris Wright (2021-05-04). Organizing for Revolution in East Harlem. dissidentvoice.org Johanna Fernández's The Young Lords: A Radical History could hardly have been published at a more auspicious time. The fateful year 2020 saw not only the outbreak of a global pandemic but also, in the U.S., a rejuvenation of Black Lives Matter and renewed national attention to issues of racial and economic justice. The pandemic …

teleSUR (2021-05-04). 'Duque Behaves as if He Had a License To Kill', Residente Says. telesurenglish.net World leaders, political figures, and human rights advocates on Tuesday took to social media to condemn police brutality and genocide unleashed during the anti-government protests in Colombia. | RELATED: | "President Ivan Duque's administration is acting as if it has a license to kill. When the people take to the streets amid a pandemic, it is because their government is more dangerous than a deadly virus," said P…

WSWS (2021-05-04). The rejection of fascism and war is deeply rooted in the German working class. wsws.org Germany is not only the country of Bismarck and the Nazis. It is also the country of the first socialist mass party, based on Marxist internationalism.

Geopolitical Monitor (2021-05-04). Canadian Foreign Policy Can't Simultaneously Support Territorial Integrity And Separatism — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Taras Kuzio* | North America ganged up on fellow NATO member Turkey in April. US President Joe Biden's decision to recognize the 1915 massacres of Armenians as a 'genocide' came only two weeks after Canada banned the sale of military technology to Turkey which it had used in drones it sold to Azerbaijan. The US decision was all the more difficult to comprehend because Biden had come to power promising to rebuild Trans-Atlantic relations and re-energize US leadership of NATO. | With US-Turkish relations set to be in the doldrums for the remainder of Biden's four-year presidency, his rush to recognize the gen…

Lee Dlugin (2021-05-04). Republicans' Jim Crow 2.0 voter suppression laws spark fight for democracy. peoplesworld.org The country is today faced with a fundamental crisis with the proliferation of voter suppression laws, nullification of votes cast, and the determination of the Republican Party and pro-fascist forces to prevent people—particularly African Americans, Latinx, youth, and seniors—from voting. The so-called excuse for this proliferation is the myth of voter fraud, the same false …

Staff (2021-05-04). The right attacks democracy because the right doesn't want democracy. therealnews.com From the insurrectionary attack on the Capitol to Republican plutocrats' plots to kill the push for expanded voting rights, the right wing's constant, brazen attacks on democracy are as dastardly as they appear. Will Democrats fight back?

Staff (2021-05-04). Facebook Will Announce Tomorrow Whether Trump and His Fascist Posts Can Return. truthout.org Have you enjoyed the quiet? I hope so, because it might be over. According to a

A Guest Author (2021-05-04). Black scientists denounce racism at Penn Museum. workers.org The following excerpts are from an April 28 statement regarding the unethical, possession and callous racist use of the remains of the children of MOVE who died in the 1985 state bombing of their home in Philadelphia: The Association of Black Anthropologists, the Society of Black Archaeologists and the Black . . . |

A Guest Author (2021-05-04). 'We are workers and we have power!'. workers.org The following talk was given at the May Day Union Square rally in New York City on May 1, 2021. Clarissa, WAAR speaker. Hi! My name is Clarissa and I'm with the Workers Assembly Against Racism, WAAR. I want to thank our comrades in Bessemer, Alabama, who worked tirelessly to . . . |

_____ (2021-05-04). Joint Submission To UN Special Rapporteur Over Israel's Settler-Colonial, Apartheid Regime. popularresistance.org On 30 April 2021, the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC); Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies; and Habitat International Coalition — Housing and Land Rights Network submitted a joint submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Mr Michael Lynk, laying out the framework for the illegality of Israeli colonial settlements, which are key to Israel's settler-colonial and apartheid regime, and analysing their impact on the Palestinian people's rights. The joint submission is pursuant to a call for…

Cushing K, Higgins PR. (2021-05-04). Management of Crohn Disease—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply The goal of our Review was to provide an overview of the management of Crohn disease for the internal medicine community. Although there are important therapeutic considerations in LMICs, we stress that the highlighted medical approaches are complex and best managed by an IBD subspecialist.

commondreams (2021-05-04). Color of Change Renews Demands to End the Senate's "Jim Crow" Filibuster. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jennifer Bellamy (2021-05-04). To Address Systemic Racism, We Must Dismantle Housing Discrimination and Segregation. aclu.org Equal access to housing is a civil right, but systemic racism within our housing institutions has long kept communities of color from accessing fair housing opportunities. The

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-04). Ecuador: Right-Wing Populism or Proto-Fascism. libya360.wordpress.com Alejandro Salazar Protesters take to the street of the Ecuadorean capital Quito against the policies of the government of President Lenin Moreno. | Photo: Reuters 2018 No one should be oblivious to what is happening, and probably will happen in Ecuador politically in the short, medium and long term. I am referring to the rise…

Melinda C. (2021-05-04). New Zealand Govt on Uyghurs: Genocide declaration would hurt trade with China. indybay.org New Zealand's Trade Minister has warned the Parliament if it were to declare the treatment of Uyghur (Uighur) minority as genocide it would "no doubt" hurt the country's trade relationship with China.

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sputniknews (2021-05-05). Video: Syrian Air Defences Intercept Israeli 'Rocket Aggression' Against Latakia – SANA. sputniknews.com State-run Syrian news agency SANA reported on Wednesday that explosions were heard on the coast, near the cities of Latakia and Tartous.

Lee Dlugin (2021-05-04). Republicans' Jim Crow 2.0 voter suppression laws spark fight for democracy. peoplesworld.org The country is today faced with a fundamental crisis with the proliferation of voter suppression laws, nullification of votes cast, and the determination of the Republican Party and pro-fascist forces to prevent people—particularly African Americans, Latinx, youth, and seniors—from voting. The so-called excuse for this proliferation is the myth of voter fraud, the same false …

Staff (2021-05-04). The right attacks democracy because the right doesn't want democracy. therealnews.com From the insurrectionary attack on the Capitol to Republican plutocrats' plots to kill the push for expanded voting rights, the right wing's constant, brazen attacks on democracy are as dastardly as they appear. Will Democrats fight back?

A Guest Author (2021-05-04). 'We are workers and we have power!'. workers.org The following talk was given at the May Day Union Square rally in New York City on May 1, 2021. Clarissa, WAAR speaker. Hi! My name is Clarissa and I'm with the Workers Assembly Against Racism, WAAR. I want to thank our comrades in Bessemer, Alabama, who worked tirelessly to . . . |

A Guest Author (2021-05-04). Black scientists denounce racism at Penn Museum. workers.org The following excerpts are from an April 28 statement regarding the unethical, possession and callous racist use of the remains of the children of MOVE who died in the 1985 state bombing of their home in Philadelphia: The Association of Black Anthropologists, the Society of Black Archaeologists and the Black . . . |

Staff (2021-05-04). Facebook Will Announce Tomorrow Whether Trump and His Fascist Posts Can Return. truthout.org Have you enjoyed the quiet? I hope so, because it might be over. According to a

Staff (2021-05-04). Epic New Documentary Series Exposes Brutality of European Colonialism Worldwide. truthout.org Image Credit: Courtesy HBO | A new four-part documentary series, Exterminate All the Brutes, delves deeply into the legacy of European colonialism from the Americas to Africa. It has been described as an unflinching narrative of genocide and exploitation, beginning with the colonizing of Indigenous land that is now called the United States. The documentary series seeks to counter "the type of lies, the type of propaganda, the type of abuse, that we have been subject to all of these years," sa…

Rosalind English (2021-05-04). Law Pod UK new episode: Henry VIII Powers undermining parliamentary supremacy. ukhumanrightsblog.com Episode 143 features Isabel McArdle and Sarabjit Singh QC of 1 Crown Office Row. Isabel practises in indirect tax, healthcare law, personal injury and public law. Sarabjit ("Sab") specialises in tax, with a particular emphasis on all forms of indirect tax and the interface between tax and public law. They have both given seminars on …

Gloria Rubac (2021-05-04). Supreme Court rules kids can be thrown away. workers.org George Stinney, convicted in a 10-minute trial, was 14 years old when the state of South Carolina executed him in 1944. His conviction was not overturned until 2014. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled April 22 that children under 18 years of age—the vast majority of whom are . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-04). Supreme Court tackles student free speech in social media age. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court's nine justices descended recently from their legal ivory tower, so to speak, to tackle a free speech case important to at least 50 million students—and their schools and parents, too. That's how many students are in K-12 public schools, ruled by administrators and local school boards. And that's at least how …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-04). What's Happening in Nayib Bukele's El Salvador? libya360.wordpress.com El Instituto Samuel Robinson The decision of the Salvadoran Congress, dominated by President Nayib Bukele's Nuevas Ideas party, to dismiss the magistrates of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court and the Attorney General raised local and international concerns about the division of powers in the Central American country to the highest level. Scenario: As…

Staff (2021-05-04). "Exterminate All the Brutes": Filmmaker Raoul Peck Explores Colonialism & Origins of White Supremacy. democracynow.org A new four-part documentary series, "Exterminate All the Brutes," delves deeply into the legacy of European colonialism from the Americas to Africa. It has been described as an unflinching narrative of genocide and exploitation, beginning with the colonizing of Indigenous land that is now called the United States. The documentary series seeks to counter "the type of lies, the type of propaganda, the type of abuse, that we have been subject to all of these years," says director and Haitian-born filmmaker Raoul Peck. "We have the means to tell the real story, and that's exactly what I decided to do," Peck says. "Ev…

Chris Wright (2021-05-04). Organizing for Revolution in East Harlem. dissidentvoice.org Johanna Fernández's The Young Lords: A Radical History could hardly have been published at a more auspicious time. The fateful year 2020 saw not only the outbreak of a global pandemic but also, in the U.S., a rejuvenation of Black Lives Matter and renewed national attention to issues of racial and economic justice. The pandemic …

Staff (2021-05-04). Anti-Racist Movements in Brazil: Activist Series — Anatalina Lourenàßo & Almir Aguiar. dsausa.org RSVP Here Anti-Racist Movements in Brazi: Activist Series Around the world, Black-led movements are raising the stakes in our collective struggles. This discussion series with leading Black and Indigenous militants from across Brazil spotlights their experiences in organizing against state violence, workplace exploitation, and structural racism everywhere from education to healthcare. Today's movements facing neo-fascism,…

Pip Hinman (2021-05-04). Help India's COVID-19 outbreak with justice and healthcare not racism and profiteering. greenleft.org.au The Socialist Alliance coconvenors put the case for a health and justice-focussed response to the devestating outbreak of COVID-19 in India.

Geopolitical Monitor (2021-05-04). Canadian Foreign Policy Can't Simultaneously Support Territorial Integrity And Separatism — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Taras Kuzio* | North America ganged up on fellow NATO member Turkey in April. US President Joe Biden's decision to recognize the 1915 massacres of Armenians as a 'genocide' came only two weeks after Canada banned the sale of military technology to Turkey which it had used in drones it sold to Azerbaijan. The US decision was all the more difficult to comprehend because Biden had come to power promising to rebuild Trans-Atlantic relations and re-energize US leadership of NATO. | With US-Turkish relations set to be in the doldrums for the remainder of Biden's four-year presidency, his rush to recognize the gen…

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2021-05-04). Houthi Advances and Secret Saudi-Iranian Talks Prompt New Conciliatory Tone from Saudis. mintpressnews.com Bin Salman's half-hearted appeal for peace, which allegedly included demands that the Houthis drop their alliance with Iran and abandon support for the Palestinian cause, did little to convince Ansar Allah's leadership to ease the pressure on the Kingdom.

WSWS (2021-05-04). The rejection of fascism and war is deeply rooted in the German working class. wsws.org Germany is not only the country of Bismarck and the Nazis. It is also the country of the first socialist mass party, based on Marxist internationalism.

_____ (2021-05-04). Joint Submission To UN Special Rapporteur Over Israel's Settler-Colonial, Apartheid Regime. popularresistance.org On 30 April 2021, the Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC); Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies; and Habitat International Coalition — Housing and Land Rights Network submitted a joint submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Mr Michael Lynk, laying out the framework for the illegality of Israeli colonial settlements, which are key to Israel's settler-colonial and apartheid regime, and analysing their impact on the Palestinian people's rights. The joint submission is pursuant to a call for…

Cushing K, Higgins PR. (2021-05-04). Management of Crohn Disease—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply The goal of our Review was to provide an overview of the management of Crohn disease for the internal medicine community. Although there are important therapeutic considerations in LMICs, we stress that the highlighted medical approaches are complex and best managed by an IBD subspecialist.

commondreams (2021-05-04). Color of Change Renews Demands to End the Senate's "Jim Crow" Filibuster. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jennifer Bellamy (2021-05-04). To Address Systemic Racism, We Must Dismantle Housing Discrimination and Segregation. aclu.org Equal access to housing is a civil right, but systemic racism within our housing institutions has long kept communities of color from accessing fair housing opportunities. The

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-04). Ecuador: Right-Wing Populism or Proto-Fascism. libya360.wordpress.com Alejandro Salazar Protesters take to the street of the Ecuadorean capital Quito against the policies of the government of President Lenin Moreno. | Photo: Reuters 2018 No one should be oblivious to what is happening, and probably will happen in Ecuador politically in the short, medium and long term. I am referring to the rise…

Melinda C. (2021-05-04). New Zealand Govt on Uyghurs: Genocide declaration would hurt trade with China. indybay.org New Zealand's Trade Minister has warned the Parliament if it were to declare the treatment of Uyghur (Uighur) minority as genocide it would "no doubt" hurt the country's trade relationship with China.

_____ (2021-05-04). Jordan Releases Note Of Protest Against Israeli Attacks In Al-Aqsa Mosque. popularresistance.org Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates sent Israel a note of protest calling it to stop its attacks in the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and respect its current historic and legal position. | The Ministry condemned in a statement the continuation of Israel's attacks in Al-Aqsa Mosque as it allowed the extremist settlers to raid Al-Aqsa Mosque in the last 10 days of Ramadan with severe protection from the Israeli police. | Daifallah ALfayez, the spokesperson of the ministry, said that the Jordanian kingdom condemned the Israeli attacks against Al-Aqsa Mosque and considered it a violation of the current historic a…

Daphna Thier (2021-05-04). The One-State Solution. zcomm.org Israel has effectively made the establishment of a separate Palestinian state impossible…

sputniknews (2021-05-04). Israeli Military Arrests Suspects in Sunday Shooting Attack in West Bank. sputniknews.com TEL AVIV (Sputnik) – The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) announced on Tuesday arresting several persons and confiscating a vehicle suspected of involvement in the West Bank shooting over the weekend.

sputniknews (2021-05-04). Israeli President Says Received Mandate to Form Gov't Back as Netanyahu Misses Deadline. sputniknews.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has failed to form a government coalition three times in the past two years. Now, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has three days to decide the fate of the mandate to form the government.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-04). US Officials in Middle East to Tamp Down Concern Over Iran Deal. news.antiwar.com With the Biden administration engaged in talks that could revive the Iran nuclear deal, US allies in the Middle East that are against the agreement are concerned. Besides Israel, Arab allies like the UAE and Saudi Arabia are also opposed to a revival of the JCPOA. | To tamp down these concerns

sputniknews (2021-05-04). Media Retracts Giuliani Claims; Ukrainian Nazis March; Biden Declares Loyalty Day. sputniknews.com Several major outlets are retracting claims that Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani was warned that he was the target of a Russian influence campaign.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-04). After postponing elections, Palestinian Authority moots national unity government. peoplesdispatch.org Amid mounting criticism of its decision to postpone elections scheduled for May 22, the Palestinian Authority is trying to talk to other factions to form a national unity government…

Ag Secretary Vilsack Message to All Employees (2021-05-04). In the #1 Agriculture Economy in the USA, CA could use a visit from Secretary Vilsack. indybay.org During the hearing last week focused on USDA's discriminatory history toward Black farmers, I gave Chairman David Scott "a single and solemn commitment from me and from the team at USDA, that we will over the next four years do everything we can to root out whatever systemic racism and barriers may exist at the Department of Agriculture directed at Black farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers, and people who live in persistently poor areas in rural America."

Justice for Mario Gonzales (2021-05-04). White Solidarity Activists Take Over the Block of Racist Cop Callers in Alameda, California. indybay.org No More Klan-ameda Kop Kallers!

Editorial La Jornada (2021-05-04). Bukele: Autoritarismo e injerencia. globalizacion.ca El fin de semana, a pedido del presidente Nayib Bukele, el Congreso de El Salvador destituyó a los magistrados de la Sala de lo Constitucional de la Corte Suprema de Justicia y al fiscal general, Raúl Melara, y designó a…

WSWS (2021-05-04). Florida legislatures pass draconian bill restricting voting rights. wsws.org Republicans in both the Florida House and Senate passed SB 90 last week, which places restrictions on drop boxes and the ability of residents to vote by mail.

Michael Berkowitz (2021-05-03). 'Exterminate All the Brutes': Heart of darkness, head of profit. peoplesworld.org Raoul Peck's new four-part HBO series Exterminate All the Brutes is a powerful, well-illustrated essay on racism. Peck skillfully tours us through twelve painful centuries of prejudice-based inhumanity toward the goal of wealth accumulation. Each of his episodes is about an hour long. Peck is well-known for such penetrating, urgent films as I Am Not …

Staff (2021-05-03). University of California Pushes to Militarize and Expand Its Police Force. truthout.org As campus-based and grassroots movements against anti-Black and racist state violence continue to proliferate around the globe, university police and "campus safety" infrastructures and policies are rapidly losing their institutional legitimacy. Multiple national organizations, including

Staff (2021-05-03). 125 Democrats Say Military Aid to Israel Shouldn't Depend on Human Rights Record. truthout.org In an apparent response to growing calls for making U.S. aid to the Netanyahu government conditional on Israeli adherence to human rights law, 330 members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed The letter — which was signed by virtually all…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-03). ZarifGate: Iranian Supreme Leader Chastises Foreign Minister. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 2nd, Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, issued an apology for comments that he said "annoyed" the country's supreme leader. | Recordings surfaced late last month of Zarif, long the public face of Iranian diplomacy, saying the Revolutionary Guards had far more influence in foreign and nuclear affairs than he did. | Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, appeared to chastise Zarif during a televised speech. | Khamenei didn't specifically say Zarif's name, but…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-03). 7 Year Anniversary Commemoration Of Odessa Massacre Met With Nazi Demonstration. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 2nd, nationalists and veterans from the Volunteer battalions carried out a march in Odessa. | About 400 people took part in it. | Ukrainian outlet Strana Members of radical nationalis…

Staff (2021-05-03). Salvadoran Congress Dismisses Justices and Attorney General Not Aligned with Bukele. orinocotribune.com The legislators of the ruling party of the Congress of El Salvador dismissed, in its first session, all Justices of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court and the Attorney General of the country. | With 64 votes in favor and 19 against, with one abstention, the Salvadoran Congress approved the dismissal of both regular and alternate justices of the Supreme Court, which is a constitutional body. This event sends a clear signal of President Bukele's attempt to control all branches of the State. | The members of the Congress belonging to Bukele's New Ideas party, who supported the motion, asserted that the…

El Faro English (2021-05-03). Bukele's Legislative Assembly Ousts Supreme Court Magistrates and Attorney General. latinorebels.com Various legal experts have called what happened on May 1 a technical coup d'etat.

J.P. Linstroth (2021-05-03). Brazilian Senate Will Question: Bolsonaro on COVID-19 Response. counterpunch.org The Supreme Court of Brazil has authorized a Senate Commission (CPI, Commisà£o Parlamentar de Inquérito) to investigate Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on his handling of COVID-19 in Brazil. The impetus for investigating the Brazilian president seems to be appropriate given how much Bolsonaro has downplayed the Coronavirus and the fact that Brazil has the second-highest

Rima Najjar (2021-05-03). On the Insidious Discourse of "Terrorism" in the US and How It Functions to Demonize Palestine Advocates and Muslims. globalresearch.ca After Heike Schotten, Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-05-03). Abbas Can't Make Opposition Disappear By Canceling Elections — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Friday's decision by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to "postpone" the upcoming elections, which would have been the first in 15 years, will deepen Palestinian division and could signal the collapse of the Fatah movement, at least in its current form. | Unlike the last Palestinian parliamentary elections of 2006, the big story this time was not the Fatah-Hamas rivalry. Many rounds of talks between representatives of Palestine's two largest political parties had already sorted out many of the details regarding the now-delayed elections, which were scheduled to begin on May 22. | Both Fatah an…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-03). The fight against evictions in Palestine's Sheikh Jarrah. peoplesdispatch.org At least six Palestinian families out of 28 in Sheikh Jarrah were asked to vacate their homes after some Jewish organizations filed a case claiming that the land belongs to Jews.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-03). National Lawyers Guild Urges Biden to Align US Israel-Palestine Policy With International Law. commondreams.org The National Lawyers Guild is calling on the Biden administration to reverse Trump-era pro-Israel policies that violate Palestinians' human rights and international law. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-03). Drive-By Shooting In The West Bank, Hours After IDF Shoots And Kills 60-Year-Old Woman. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 2nd, three 19-year-old yeshiva students were injured, two of them seriously, in a drive-by shooting at a bus stop in the northern West Bank. | The shots were fired from a passing car at the Tapuah Junction south of Nablus. The victims were all civilians, according to the Israel Defense Forces."IDF troops returned fire at the vehicle, which fled the scene. IDF troops are searching for the vehicle and are setting up roadblocks in the area," the military said. | Then, due to the in…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-03). Quibbling Over Cruelties: Human Rights Watch, Israel and Apartheid. southfront.org Illustrative image: אי־אף־פי | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | Criticism of Israel's policies towards Palestinians has always induced a defensive rage from its defenders and advocates.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-03). Palestinians protest forceful eviction of families from Sheikh Jarrah in occupied East Jerusalem. peoplesdispatch.org An Israeli court ordered at least 13 out of a total of 28 Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah locality to vacate the houses they have been inhabiting for generations to pave the way for the construction of an illegal Jewish settlement…

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Rima Najjar (2021-05-03). On the Insidious Discourse of "Terrorism" in the US and How It Functions to Demonize Palestine Advocates and Muslims. globalresearch.ca After Heike Schotten, Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts …

J.P. Linstroth (2021-05-03). Brazilian Senate Will Question: Bolsonaro on COVID-19 Response. counterpunch.org The Supreme Court of Brazil has authorized a Senate Commission (CPI, Commisà£o Parlamentar de Inquérito) to investigate Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on his handling of COVID-19 in Brazil. The impetus for investigating the Brazilian president seems to be appropriate given how much Bolsonaro has downplayed the Coronavirus and the fact that Brazil has the second-highest

Staff (2021-05-03). Salvadoran Congress Dismisses Justices and Attorney General Not Aligned with Bukele. orinocotribune.com The legislators of the ruling party of the Congress of El Salvador dismissed, in its first session, all Justices of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court and the Attorney General of the country. | With 64 votes in favor and 19 against, with one abstention, the Salvadoran Congress approved the dismissal of both regular and alternate justices of the Supreme Court, which is a constitutional body. This event sends a clear signal of President Bukele's attempt to control all branches of the State. | The members of the Congress belonging to Bukele's New Ideas party, who supported the motion, asserted that the…

El Faro English (2021-05-03). Bukele's Legislative Assembly Ousts Supreme Court Magistrates and Attorney General. latinorebels.com Various legal experts have called what happened on May 1 a technical coup d'etat.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-03). Quibbling Over Cruelties: Human Rights Watch, Israel and Apartheid. dissidentvoice.org Criticism of Israel's policies towards Palestinians has always induced a defensive rage from its defenders and advocates. A Threshold Crossed, a report by Human Rights Watch, lit several fires of rage and disapproval. Israel, according to the authors, is responsible for apartheid policies. The word, and the application of its meaning, is immemorially nasty. This …

Anonymous103 (2021-05-03). Quibbling Over Cruelties: Human Rights Watch, Israel and Apartheid. southfront.org Illustrative image: אי־אף־פי | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | Criticism of Israel's policies towards Palestinians has always induced a defensive rage from its defenders and advocates.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-03). Palestinians protest forceful eviction of families from Sheikh Jarrah in occupied East Jerusalem. peoplesdispatch.org An Israeli court ordered at least 13 out of a total of 28 Palestinian families in the Sheikh Jarrah locality to vacate the houses they have been inhabiting for generations to pave the way for the construction of an illegal Jewish settlement…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-03). ZarifGate: Iranian Supreme Leader Chastises Foreign Minister. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 2nd, Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, issued an apology for comments that he said "annoyed" the country's supreme leader. | Recordings surfaced late last month of Zarif, long the public face of Iranian diplomacy, saying the Revolutionary Guards had far more influence in foreign and nuclear affairs than he did. | Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, appeared to chastise Zarif during a televised speech. | Khamenei didn't specifically say Zarif's name, but…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-03). 7 Year Anniversary Commemoration Of Odessa Massacre Met With Nazi Demonstration. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 2nd, nationalists and veterans from the Volunteer battalions carried out a march in Odessa. | About 400 people took part in it. | Ukrainian outlet Strana Members of radical nationalis…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-03). Drive-By Shooting In The West Bank, Hours After IDF Shoots And Kills 60-Year-Old Woman. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 2nd, three 19-year-old yeshiva students were injured, two of them seriously, in a drive-by shooting at a bus stop in the northern West Bank. | The shots were fired from a passing car at the Tapuah Junction south of Nablus. The victims were all civilians, according to the Israel Defense Forces."IDF troops returned fire at the vehicle, which fled the scene. IDF troops are searching for the vehicle and are setting up roadblocks in the area," the military said. | Then, due to the in…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-05-03). Democratic Senator Under Fire for Invoking January 6 Attack to Justify Opposing Vaccine Patent Waiver. commondreams.org Democratic Sen. Chris Coons "is choosing to support vaccine apartheid to protect the pharma industry that has given tens of thousands to his campaign," said one advocacy group. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2021-05-03). France's Jean-Luc Mélenchon appeals to President Macron against the fascistic coup-plotting military generals. wsws.org Jean-Luc Mélenchon's Unsubmissive France is encouraging the working class to rely on the action of Macron and the top military brass.

Robert S. Becker (2021-05-03). Clueless Santorum perpetrates 'second genocide' of Native Americans. nationofchange.org Thus do racists defend "manifest destiny," the delusion that God endorsed genocide, the greatest single theft of land, freedom and property in history.

Yanis Iqbal (2021-05-03). A Brief History of Israeli Interventionism in Lebanon. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — Apr 30, 2021 | Israel has a long-standing interest in Lebanon. These interests have periodically manifested themselves in bloody attacks against the small Arab state. Two important sources on the Zionist plans for Lebanon are the diary of Moshe Sharett, who was the Prime Minster of Israel in 1954-1955 and who was considered a "soft Zionist", and Livia Rokach's "Israel's Sacred Terrorism: A study based on Moshe Sharett's Personal Diary, and other documents". In the latter we find some very important information, and it is worth quoting at length: | "Then he [Ben Gurion] passed on to another i…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-03). Recent incidents in Israel part of Resistance's revenge. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — The aide to Iranian Parliament's speaker says that the recent incidents in Palestinian-occupied lands of Israel were part of the Resistance groups' response to the Zionist regime's mischiefs and acts of sabotage.

Staff (2021-05-03). US not close to returning to JCPOA: Biden to Mossad chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — US President Biden told the director of Israeli regime's intelligence service, Yossi Cohen, on Friday that the US has a long way to go in talks with Iran before it agrees a return to full compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.

Sanaa Khalil (2021-05-03). Oppression in the Form of Israeli Dates. commondreams.org Today, labor abuse, exploitation of natural resources, and theft of Palestinian land comes in the form of Israeli dates," writes Sanaa Khalil. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-03). Biden Won't Reverse Trump's Western Sahara Move. news.antiwar.com According to a report from Axios, the Biden administration told Morroco that it would not reverse the Trump administration's move to recognize Morrocan sovereignty over Western Sahara, which was Rabat's reward for normalizing relations with Israel. Sources told Axios that Secretary of State Antony Blinken conveyed the message to Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita in …

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Australian PM Defends Decision to Jail, Impose Fines on India Returnees Amid Racism Allegations. sputniknews.com Australia's decision to ban arrivals from India comes on the back of similar travel bans by other nations, including the US and the United Kingdom. However, Australia's threat to jail passengers travelling from India during the ban has prompted criticism from the Australian Human Rights Commission, the nation's federal watchdog.

Ag Secretary Vilsack Message to All Employees (2021-05-03). In the #1 Agriculture Economy in the USA, CA could use a visit from Secretary Vilsack. indybay.org During the hearing last week focused on USDA's discriminatory history toward Black farmers, I gave Chairman David Scott "a single and solemn commitment from me and from the team at USDA, that we will over the next four years do everything we can to root out whatever systemic racism and barriers may exist at the Department of Agriculture directed at Black farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers, and people who live in persistently poor areas in rural America."

Olúfémi O. Táíwà≤ (2021-05-03). The Entwined History of Freedom and Racism. thenation.com The Entwined History of Freedom and Racism…

Justice for Mario Gonzales (2021-05-03). White Solidarity Activists Take Over the Block of Racist Cop Callers in Alameda, California. indybay.org No More Klan-ameda Kop Kallers!

Staff (2021-05-02). Capitalism and Racism Are Enemies of an Effective Vaccine Plan. truthout.org Pandemics don't spread evenly. The spread depends on environmental conditions such as temperature and airflow, population density and size, and, as it turns out, privilege. Brutal capitalism has driven the disproportionate impact of COVID on marginalized communities, and it is now driving inequities in vaccine distribution. | Not surprisingly, the contours of COVID's impacts have reflected pre-existing societal disparities — which are often shaped along gender, race and class lines. These disparities…

Staff (2021-05-02). French labor unionists call for Histadrut boycott. samidoun.net In a video released on 1 May 2021, French trade unionists associated with the CGT, France's largest labor federation, in the Haute-Garonne region of France, issued a call for boycott of the Histadrut. The video statement responded to Palestinian labor activists' calls to boycott the Israeli trade union federation, known since its inception as a pillar of the Zionist project and directly implicated in the colonization of Palestine and the dispossession, expulsion and colonization of Palestinian people and Palestinian land. The video was issued by Collectif Palestine Vaincra, based in Toulouse, France. The Collecti…

Staff (2021-05-02). Video: The liberation of Palestine — Arab and international perspectives on an alternative revolutionary path. samidoun.net On 1 May 2021, the Alternative Palestinian Path (Masar Badil) and Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network organized an online event on Arab and international dimensions of the liberation of Palestine | The article

Staff (2021-05-02). International 1 May actions call for liberation of Palestine, freedom for Georges Abdallah. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network chapters and members participated in a wide range of global activities, demonstrations and mobilizations marking 1 May, International Workers' Day, as did many advocates for justice and liberation for Palestine and for Palestinian political prisoners. The flag of Palestine and banners of liberation were raised at many international demonstrations, calling for freedom for the prisoners and liberation for Palestine from the river to the sea. Samidoun Deutschland members took to the streets in Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, and Berlin, among other cities in Germany. In Frankf…

teleSUR (2021-05-02). El Salvador: Supreme and Constitutional Courts Wiped Out. telesurenglish.net In the first session of the newly-elected Legislative Assembly Sunday, El Salvador's ruling party wiped out the entire judiciary: the judges of the Constitutional Chamber, the Supreme Court and Attorney General Raul Melara were all fired. | RELATED: | The judiciary was punished for objecting to decrees issued by Bukele in fighting Covid-19, media reports say. President Nayib Bukele's New Ideas party won a landslide majorit…

Marjorie Cohn (2021-05-02). Commission Finds Anti-Black Police Violence Constitutes Crimes Against Humanity. zcomm.org On April 27, the International Commission of Inquiry on Systemic Racist Police Violence Against People of African Descent in the United States issued its long-awaited report on the U.S.'s police-perpetrated racist violence…

Fight Back (2021-05-02). 1500 rally and march in Chicago on May Day. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – The movements for immigrant rights, against police crimes, and the labor movement of essential workers united today to mark May 1, International Workers Day in Chicago. Banners read "Legalization for all," "Stop police crimes" and "Justice for essential workers." | The mobilization represented the unity reached between the major immigrant rights group the state, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), and the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR). ICIRR's two legislative priorities are legalization for all and a pathway to citizenship at the feder…

_____ (2021-05-02). Massachusetts House Rejects Distorted Definition Of Antisemitism. popularresistance.org Cambridge, MA – The Massachusetts House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected an amendment to the state budget which would have Massachusetts adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism, a definition that equates criticism of Israel with antisemitism, within its law on religious discrimination | The problem amendment, called "Condemnation of Antisemitism and Adoption of IHRA Definition", was submitted by Rep. Howitt (R. Seekonk) as amendment #300 to the state budget bill, H.4000. | With only two days to respond before the amendment was considered, Jewish Voice for Peace- Boston, Massachusetts Peace Action, the A…

Moderator (2021-05-02). Why the ACLU Abstained From the BLM Censorship Controversy. scheerpost.com Victoria Pickering / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] By Glenn Greenwald / Substack Enormous sums of money have poured into racial justice groups since the May, 2020 murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police Department officer. "The foundation widely seen as a steward of the Black Lives Matter movement says it took in just over $90 million last year," according to a February Associated Press review… |

_____ (2021-05-02). On Contact: Police Abuse And Torture. popularresistance.org Chris Hedges discusses police abuse and torture with civil rights attorney Flint Taylor. Taylor's new book is 'The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago'. With his colleagues at the People's Law Office, Taylor has argued landmark civil rights cases exposing the corruption and cover-ups within the Chicago Police Department and throughout the city's political machine, from the alderman to the mayor's office. The book takes the reader from the 1969 murder of Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton and Panther Mark Clark — and the historic 13-year trial that followed — to the pursuit of…

Neville Teller (2021-05-02). Time To Call A Spade A Spade — OpEd. eurasiareview.com More than two million Armenians lived in the Ottoman empire in 1914, on the eve of World War I. By 1922, there were fewer than 400,000. The others — some 1.5 million — had been killed. Most historians describe this mass annihilation as genocide. More than 30 nations agree. Some prominent countries do not, among them Britain, Australia and Israel. | A few years ago the UK government was asked in parliament whether it recognized the existence of genocide in Armenia in 1915. A foreign office minister responded: "The Government acknowledges the strength of feeling about this terrible episode of history…

Staff (2021-05-02). "Genocide charge" worthy of United States: Turkey. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 02 (MNA) — The Turkish vice president says Biden has chosen the wrong path by accusing the Ottoman Empire of "genocide against Armenians".

Shabbir H. Kazmi (2021-05-02). Saudis And Israelis Don't Approve Of JCPOA Talks — OpEd. eurasiareview.com According to media reports, with Iran and world powers resumed nuclear talks, Saudi Arabia and Israel also have intensified consultations. Washington and Tel Aviv on the one hand and Washington and the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council on the other hand are having extensive talks. | Both, Israel and Saudi Arabia want to influence any US move to return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which they have publicly opposed right from the beginning. | As the Iranian negotiating team head to the Austrian capital of Vienna, a senior Israeli delegation comprising of Mossad Chief Yosef Cohen, Head of Military Intelligence Ta…

Staff (2021-05-02). Zionists have targeted Palestinian identity of Occupied Lands. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 02 (MNA) — While condemning Israeli expansion of settlements in the occupied lands, Spokesman for Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) said that Zionist regime with these actions has targeted the identity of 'Occupied Lands'.

Staff (2021-05-02). Three Zionist soldiers wounded in shooting in West Bank. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — Three Israeli Zionist soldiers were seriously wounded in a shooting in the north of the West Bank and were taken to hospital, Palestinian media said on Sunday afternoon.

Staff (2021-05-02). Hamas warns Israel against forceful eviction of Palestinians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — The Palestinian Resistance movement Hamas has warned the Israel regime against evicting Palestinians in East Quds, as the Tel Aviv regime continues with its home demolition.

sputniknews (2021-05-02). Israeli Soldiers Shoot at Knife-Wielding Woman – Video. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A woman was shot after she tried to stab Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers at the Gush Etzion Junction in the south of Bethlehem, the IDF said on Sunday.

Ariel Gold (2021-05-02). Extremism is on the Rise in Israel. zcomm.org Though the situation in Jerusalem has now calmed, the floodgates of Jewish extremism have already been flung wide open…

Jason Ditz (2021-05-02). Biden Tells Mossad US Not Close to Iran Deal. news.antiwar.com While Israel's delegation came to the US being warned by the Biden Administration that they aren't going to allow Israel to dictate the Iran nuclear talks, President Biden certainly seems to be continuing to give the Israelis the impression that this is their process. | Israeli officials say Biden told the director of Mossad that the Perhap…

Jason Ditz (2021-05-02). Biden Tells Mossad US Not Close to Iran Deal. news.antiwar.com While Israel's delegation came to the US having been warned by the Biden Administration that it won't allow Israel to dictate the Iran nuclear talks, President Biden certainly seems to be continuing to give the Israelis the impression that this is their prerogative. | Israeli officials say Biden told the director of Mossad that the Perh…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-02). Palestinian resistance turns into important regional actor. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 02 (MNA) — The Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs says that the Palestinian resistance has become an important and influential regional player both politically and on the battlefield.

Justice for Mario Gonzales (2021-05-02). White Solidarity Activists Take Over the Block of Racist Cop Callers in Alameda, California. indybay.org No More Klan-ameda Kop Kallers!

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