2021-05-14: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-14). Republicans Want Biden to End Iran Talks Over Gaza Violence. news.antiwar.com Republican Iran hawks are jumping on the ongoing violence in Gaza and using it to argue for President Biden to end the ongoing negotiations with Iran in Vienna to revive the nuclear deal. | On Thursday, "We call on you to immediately end negotiations with Iran, and make clear that sanctions relief will not be provided," <...

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-14). Global cry to demand release of South African activists. peoplesdispatch.org Activists from across the globe have joined South Africa's shack dweller movement Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM) in demanding the immediate release of activists Mqapheli Bonono, Siniko Miya, and Maphiwe Gasa and the dropping of all charges against them. Since May 4, the movement has been condemning what they believe to be a politically motivated farce aimed to attack their movement. | The three have been charged with 'conspiracy to commit murder' and police allege that in a public meeting organized by the movement, they had discussed plans to assassinate witnesses to a murder. The movement has already pointed out th…

Staff (2021-05-13). Pres. Rouhani felicitates Muslim countries on Eid al-fitr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Iranian President Rouhani congratulated the senior officials of the Islamic countries on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

Staff (2021-05-13). Shalamcheh-Basra railway to bring remarkable change in region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Iranian President Rouhani said the Shalamcheh-Basra railway will connect Iran to Iraq, Syria, and the Mediterranean, causing a fundamental change in the region.

Staff (2021-05-13). Over 14,000 new coronavirus cases detected in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — More than 14,000 new coronavirus cases have been detected in Iran during the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry's spokeswoman said.

Staff (2021-05-13). Iraq again condemns attack on Iran's consulate in Karbala. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — For the second time in the current week, the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs once again condemned the recent attack on the consulate of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Karbala.

Staff (2021-05-13). Rouhani inaugurates major projects in free zones. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — In a video conference on Thurs., Iranian President Rouhani inaugurated a number of major projects in free trade, industrial and special economic zones across Iran.

Staff (2021-05-13). 2021 Eid al-Fitr prayers in Iran's provinces (1). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Eid al-Fitr prayers were held across Iran with special health protocols being observed by worshippers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here are photos of prayers on Thurs. in Hamedan, Ardabil, Qeshm, and Birjand.

Staff (2021-05-13). OIC should play more active role in Palestine developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Iranian President said that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation should play a more active role in the recent developments in Palestine because this organization was created primarily for the Palestinian crisis.

Staff (2021-05-13). Emomali Rahmon congrats Iran on Eid al-Fitr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon felicitated the Iranian nation and counterpart Hassan Rouhani on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

Staff (2021-05-13). Ghalibaf congrats Muslim counterparts on Eid al-Fitr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — In a message on Thurs., Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf congratulated his counterparts in Islamic countries on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

Mike Walter (2021-05-13). The Heat: Saudi-Iran Relations. america.cgtn.com In what could be a possible turning point, Iran confirms it's held talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia.

Staff (2021-05-13). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

Staff (2021-05-13). Hatami congratulates Muslim defense ministers Eid al-Fitr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Iranian Minister of Defense Amir Hatami has congratulated his counterparts in Muslim countries on the advent of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Richard Silverstein (2021-05-13). Breaking: Hamas Fires Iranian-Made Cruise Missiles for First Time, Five Israelis Killed. globalresearch.ca An Israeli security …

Staff (2021-05-13). Shockingly equation to be made if Zionists don't stop attacks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for the International Affairs believes if the Zionists do not stop their attacks on Gaza, the Palestinian Resistance will create a shocking equation.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-13). EU companies could face legal action over Iran contracts: AP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — A top EU court advisor has said that the European firms that refused to trade with Iran after the US pullout from Iran nuclear deal could face legal action.

Staff (2021-05-13). 2021 Eid al-Fitr prayers in Iran's provinces (3). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Eid al-Fitr prayers were held across Iran with special health protocols being observed by worshippers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here are photos of prayers on Thursday in different parts of Tehran, Kerman province.

Staff (2021-05-13). 2021 Eid al-Fitr prayers in Iran's provinces (2). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Eid al-Fitr prayers were held across Iran with special health protocols being observed by worshippers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here are photos of prayers on Thursday in Shiraz, Arak, Ahvaz, and Tehran.

Staff (2021-05-13). FM Zarif arrives in Madrid. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Madrid on Thursday morning.

Richard Silverstein (2021-05-13). Breaking: Hamas Fires Iranian-Made Cruise Missiles for First Time, Five Israelis Killed. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. An Israeli security …

Staff (2021-05-13). Iran-Russia-China trilateral meeting held in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The heads of the Russian and Chinese delegations, in a meeting with the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Araghchi in Vienna, reiterated their support for the effective lifting of sanctions against the Iranian people.

Staff (2021-05-13). Russia's Lavrov, US' Blinken discuss Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The Russian and US foreign ministers discussed Iran over the phone and agreed to meet in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik on May 20.

Israel Shahak (2021-05-13). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

Rainer Shea (2021-05-13). The US Empire's Attempts to Retain Control Bring the Next Wave of Socialist Revolutions Closer. orinocotribune.com In the last year, the imperialists have had both one great defeat and one great victory. Last fall in Bolivia, the indigenous movement overpowered the CIA-installed coup regime and forced through an election which brought the country's socialist party back to power, losing the international bourgeoisie control over Bolivia's Lithium and destroying the strategic military advantage Washington was trying to build up around Venezuela. But then last month in Ecuador, the imperialists

Assange Defense Committee (2021-05-13). Jen Psaki Grilled on Assange. dissidentvoice.org The U.S. government is still appealing their stunning defeat in Julian's extradition case. While the world waits for the UK courts to act, activists continue to draw attention to Julian's plight. Psaki Grilled on Assange White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was grilled yesterday on press freedom and Julian's case. Psaki deflected New York Post …

Tania Siddiqi (2021-05-13). South Asia: Drive for profit fuels effort to evict poor. workers.org Karachi residents resist ongoing illegal demolitions and forced evictions. In Pakistan, Karachi Bachao Tehreek (KBT), an alliance of local activists struggling against evictions and illegal land grabs, reported that Bahria Town personnel, the town's private guards, and Sindh province's police entered various Goths . . . |

Matthew Alford (2021-05-13). A mainstream outlet accepted my pitch on what media refuses to say about US empire — then refused to let me say it. thegrayzone.com A mainstream academic outlet called The Conversation green-lighted my article on foreign policy issues Western media refuses to discuss. With the piece ready to go live, everything went horribly wrong. This is a story about how the media works. Specifically, it's about my failed attempt to publish an article with the mainstream media about some of the things that news outlets consistently avoid when they cover US/UK foreign policy. You're maybe thinking, "That's your own fault — why would you …

Joe Glenton (2021-05-13). While Palestine burns and Ballymurphy weeps, warmongers Blair and Campbell enjoy a breakfast TV catch-up. thecanary.co This week saw Palestine under Israeli bombardment once again. Nearer home, an inquest Campbell, now the host of Good Morning Britain, had a

Staff (2021-05-13). Yemeni missiles, drones target Saudi Aramco, Najran Airport. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — A spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces announced a joint Yemeni drone and missile operation to target Aramco and Najran Airport in Saudi Arabia.

news.un (2021-05-13). First Person: 'God save us from famine'. news.un.org The conflict in Yemen forced Asia El-Sayeed Ali and her family from her home in Aden's Al Tawahi district, where there was active fighting, in 2015. Today, she works at a health clinic supported by the World Food Programme (WFP), where she cares for children, and their mothers, suffering from malnutrition.

Editor2 (2021-05-13). When a Cuban Mother Sacrifices Herself for Venezuelan Mothers. orinocotribune.com By Yosdany Morejón Ortega — May 9, 2021 | The plane took off and a lump tightened in her throat as she evoked the figure of a son who had said goodbye to her minutes before. She was 27 years old and, until that moment, the separation between herself and her family would be limited to a few days; but this time it would be very different. | She thought of birthdays that she would not be celebrating, dinners where her presence would be a mere evocation, empty cutlery at the end of the table, laughter, hugs and tears that would dissolve into the nothingness of a prolonged absence. | She thought and thought until…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). French Association Asks Biden To Stop US Blockade Against Cuba. telesurenglish.net France's Cuba Cooperation Association (CubaCoop) on Thursday urged U.S. President Joe Biden to put an end to the 60-year-old blockade imposed by his country on the Caribbean island. | RELATED: | "If Biden wants to help the Cuban population, he would put an end to the over 240 unilateral sanctions imposed by his predecessor Donald Trump, who also reinforced the blockade against this neighboring country," CubaCoop stated.

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2021-05-13: News Headlines

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-14). Republicans Want Biden to End Iran Talks Over Gaza Violence. news.antiwar.com Republican Iran hawks are jumping on the ongoing violence in Gaza and using it to argue for President Biden to end the ongoing negotiations with Iran in Vienna to revive the nuclear deal. | On Thursday, "We call on you to immediately end negotiations with Iran, and make clear that sanctions relief will not be provided," <...

Rainer Shea (2021-05-13). The US Empire's Attempts to Retain Control Bring the Next Wave of Socialist Revolutions Closer. orinocotribune.com In the last year, the imperialists have had both one great defeat and one great victory. Last fall in Bolivia, the indigenous movement overpowered the CIA-installed coup regime and forced through an election which brought the country's socialist party back to power, losing the international bourgeoisie control over Bolivia's Lithium and destroying the strategic military advantage Washington was trying to build up around Venezuela. But then last month in Ecuador, the imperialists

Matthew Alford (2021-05-13). A mainstream outlet accepted my pitch on what media refuses to say about US empire — then refused to let me say it. thegrayzone.com A mainstream academic outlet called The Conversation green-lighted my article on foreign policy issues Western media refuses to discuss. With the piece ready to go live, everything went horribly wrong. This is a story about how the media works. Specifically, it's about my failed attempt to publish an article with the mainstream media about some of the things that news outlets consistently avoid when they cover US/UK foreign policy. You're maybe thinking, "That's your own fault — why would you …

Tania Siddiqi (2021-05-13). South Asia: Drive for profit fuels effort to evict poor. workers.org Karachi residents resist ongoing illegal demolitions and forced evictions. In Pakistan, Karachi Bachao Tehreek (KBT), an alliance of local activists struggling against evictions and illegal land grabs, reported that Bahria Town personnel, the town's private guards, and Sindh province's police entered various Goths . . . |

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-05-13). The Real Reason Why Former Deputy Guaidó now Wants Dialogue. orinocotribune.com "The bobolongo (former deputy Guaidó) comes out to say that he wants dialogue because he was left out of everything, isolated and defeated" Venezuelan head of state, Nicolás Maduro, stated emphatically on Tuesday. "Nobody will ask him anything, and the country's course is already set for a great mega-election this year of 2021." | With these words, President Maduro was reacting to a message circulated on social media networks in which the far-right former deputy changed his tack and, demanding invariably the departure of the legitimate government, now spoke of "reaching agreements." | For this reason, Maduro was…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). Venezuela Seeks To Boost Its Economy Through E-Commerce. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday that his country will create an e-commerce system to boost businesses and stimulate the economy, which has been severely hit by the U.S. blockade and the pandemic. | RELATED: | "The Commerce to Person (C2P) system will allow the Venezuelans to free themselves from the use of paper money. This technological proposal will help us overcome the sanctions' impact and assist the needs…

Daniela Jimenez (2021-05-13). Biden Administration to Review Sanctions Policy Against Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The administration of US President Joe Biden is reviewing its policy of illegal unilateral measures, also called "sanctions," against Venezuela, reported Bloomberg. | "The relationship between the United States and Venezuela is under quiet review, " wrote the US outlet. Bloomberg also claimed that US figures with access to the Biden administration are talking to the "inner circle" of the government of President Nicolás Maduro. Among them are House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Meeks, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, and World Food Program Director David Beasley. The latter is the executive…

Israel Shahak (2021-05-13). "Greater Israel": The Zionist Plan for the Middle East. globalresearch.ca When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the 2006 war on Lebanon, the 2011 war on Libya, the ongoing wars on Syria and Iraq, the war on Yemen, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East…

Staff (2021-05-13). OIC should play more active role in Palestine developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Iranian President said that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation should play a more active role in the recent developments in Palestine because this organization was created primarily for the Palestinian crisis.

Joe Glenton (2021-05-13). While Palestine burns and Ballymurphy weeps, warmongers Blair and Campbell enjoy a breakfast TV catch-up. thecanary.co This week saw Palestine under Israeli bombardment once again. Nearer home, an inquest Campbell, now the host of Good Morning Britain, had a

Anya Parampil (2021-05-13). USAID Admits to Venezuela Regime Change Fraud. orinocotribune.com By Anya Parampil — May 6, 2021 | Red Lines host Anya Parampil explores an internal USAID report admitting the agency's policy on Venezuela was driven by the State Department and National Security Council's push for regime change. | The report specifically investigated USAID's attempt to use the US military to force aid through Venezuela's border with Colombia on February 23, 2019.

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-05-13). Venezuela to Receive Sputnik Light and Johnson & Johnson Single-Dose Vaccines. venezuelanalysis.com President Maduro said a mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign would take place between June and August to inoculate 70 percent of the population.

Staff (2021-05-13). 2021 Eid al-Fitr prayers in Iran's provinces (2). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Eid al-Fitr prayers were held across Iran with special health protocols being observed by worshippers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here are photos of prayers on Thursday in Shiraz, Arak, Ahvaz, and Tehran.

Staff (2021-05-13). 2021 Eid al-Fitr prayers in Iran's provinces (1). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Eid al-Fitr prayers were held across Iran with special health protocols being observed by worshippers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here are photos of prayers on Thurs. in Hamedan, Ardabil, Qeshm, and Birjand.

Editor2 (2021-05-13). When a Cuban Mother Sacrifices Herself for Venezuelan Mothers. orinocotribune.com By Yosdany Morejón Ortega — May 9, 2021 | The plane took off and a lump tightened in her throat as she evoked the figure of a son who had said goodbye to her minutes before. She was 27 years old and, until that moment, the separation between herself and her family would be limited to a few days; but this time it would be very different. | She thought of birthdays that she would not be celebrating, dinners where her presence would be a mere evocation, empty cutlery at the end of the table, laughter, hugs and tears that would dissolve into the nothingness of a prolonged absence. | She thought and thought until…

Staff (2021-05-13). Hinterlaces Poll Reveals the Most Unpopular Leaders of the Venezuelan Opposition. orinocotribune.com A recent opinion poll by Hinterlaces revealed the level of rejection by the people of Venezuela towards the main leaders of the opposition. | The Venezuelan research and analysis firm Monitor País Hinterlaces carried out this latest study between April 14 and April 25 this year, directed 15% to the strata A, B and C, and the remaining 85% to the strata D and E. | In addition, the poll was classified by gender, age, region of the country, socioeconomic condition, and educational qualification of the respondents, with a margin of error of 3%, according to the firm. | What was the poll? | The people who were consult…

Staff (2021-05-13). Yemeni missiles, drones target Saudi Aramco, Najran Airport. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — A spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces announced a joint Yemeni drone and missile operation to target Aramco and Najran Airport in Saudi Arabia.

news.un (2021-05-13). First Person: 'God save us from famine'. news.un.org The conflict in Yemen forced Asia El-Sayeed Ali and her family from her home in Aden's Al Tawahi district, where there was active fighting, in 2015. Today, she works at a health clinic supported by the World Food Programme (WFP), where she cares for children, and their mothers, suffering from malnutrition.

Richard Silverstein (2021-05-13). Breaking: Hamas Fires Iranian-Made Cruise Missiles for First Time, Five Israelis Killed. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. An Israeli security …

Staff (2021-05-13). Russia's Lavrov, US' Blinken discuss Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The Russian and US foreign ministers discussed Iran over the phone and agreed to meet in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik on May 20.

Staff (2021-05-13). Iran-Russia-China trilateral meeting held in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The heads of the Russian and Chinese delegations, in a meeting with the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Araghchi in Vienna, reiterated their support for the effective lifting of sanctions against the Iranian people.

Staff (2021-05-13). FM Zarif arrives in Madrid. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Madrid on Thursday morning.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-13). EU companies could face legal action over Iran contracts: AP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — A top EU court advisor has said that the European firms that refused to trade with Iran after the US pullout from Iran nuclear deal could face legal action.

Staff (2021-05-13). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

Staff (2021-05-13). Ghalibaf congrats Muslim counterparts on Eid al-Fitr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — In a message on Thurs., Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf congratulated his counterparts in Islamic countries on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

Staff (2021-05-13). Emomali Rahmon congrats Iran on Eid al-Fitr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon felicitated the Iranian nation and counterpart Hassan Rouhani on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

Staff (2021-05-13). Rouhani inaugurates major projects in free zones. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — In a video conference on Thurs., Iranian President Rouhani inaugurated a number of major projects in free trade, industrial and special economic zones across Iran.

Staff (2021-05-13). Iraq again condemns attack on Iran's consulate in Karbala. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — For the second time in the current week, the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs once again condemned the recent attack on the consulate of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Karbala.

Staff (2021-05-13). Over 14,000 new coronavirus cases detected in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — More than 14,000 new coronavirus cases have been detected in Iran during the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry's spokeswoman said.

Staff (2021-05-13). Shalamcheh-Basra railway to bring remarkable change in region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Iranian President Rouhani said the Shalamcheh-Basra railway will connect Iran to Iraq, Syria, and the Mediterranean, causing a fundamental change in the region.

Staff (2021-05-13). Pres. Rouhani felicitates Muslim countries on Eid al-fitr. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — Iranian President Rouhani congratulated the senior officials of the Islamic countries on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

teleSUR (2021-05-13). French Association Asks Biden To Stop US Blockade Against Cuba. telesurenglish.net France's Cuba Cooperation Association (CubaCoop) on Thursday urged U.S. President Joe Biden to put an end to the 60-year-old blockade imposed by his country on the Caribbean island. | RELATED: | "If Biden wants to help the Cuban population, he would put an end to the over 240 unilateral sanctions imposed by his predecessor Donald Trump, who also reinforced the blockade against this neighboring country," CubaCoop stated.

Pasqualina Curcio (2021-05-13). The Importance of Wages for the Millions of Working Venezuelans. orinocotribune.com By Pasqualina Curcio — May 10, 2021 | There are those in Venezuela who dismiss the salary issue as if it were not relevant, as if it were just one more aspect among many other issues. They lightly convey the message that as long as we continue to be besieged by the US there is not much that can be done to adjust them to decent levels. They do not propose solutions and in response to requests for wage increases the answer is: "you cannot distribute what does not exist, you have to produce, and for that you have to work," as if we do not do that every day. | We are almost 14 million active workers in Venezuela…

Staff (2021-05-13). Venezuela's Arreaza asks EFE for Respect and Quality: Guaidó's Last Attempt at Revival (+Luis Vicente León). orinocotribune.com The Spanish news agency EFE reported though its Twitter account that former deputy "Guaidó proposes to negotiate with the Venezuelan government and advocates lifting the sanctions." | The headline adorned with the animated gif format image displaying "Breaking News" is the smooth and convenient read of what was a 5.40 minute display of threats and blackmail by the former deputy of the National Assembly. | The information is such a deliberate makeup and that so without context, that Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza did not let it pass without a comment. This was within the context of a revival of…

Peter Bolton (2021-05-13). Failed Venezuelan coup leader now wants dialogue. But here's what corporate media won't tell you. thecanary.co Juan Guaidó, the leader of the US-backed coup attempt in Venezuela, is now But there's an important reality that the corporate-owned press will surely leave…

Staff (2021-05-13). Venezuela: Electrical Line Explosion in Galipán Leaves La Guaira Without Electricity Service — Sharp Deterioration of Public Utilities. orinocotribune.com A failure at the transmission level in the Cota Mil-Guaira 69 circuit, with a report of explosions in the heights of Picacho Galipán (El Avila mountain), Macuto parish, caused a loss of electrical service in almost 70% of La Guaira state for more than 14 hours this Wednesday. | The service interruption began around midnight, according to users' reports, and service was gradually reestablished beginning around 4 p.m. | Parishes such as Maiquetía, La Guaira, Macuto, Caraballeda, Naiguatá, and Caruao were affected and only Carlos Solublette, Urimare, Catía La Mar, Carayaca, and El Junko, that is to say areas in 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…

Ben Norton (2021-05-12). Economics of the new cold war and US 'super imperialism' with economist Michael Hudson. thegrayzone.com The Grayzone's Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton interview world-renowned economist Michael Hudson on his concept of American "super imperialism" and the economics of the new cold war on China and Russia. In this wide-ranging discussion on the Moderate Rebels podcast, Hudson addresses US sanctions on Venezuela and Iran, the policies of the Joe Biden administration, Beijing's economic model, cryptocurrencies, and dedollarization — the potential end to the dollar as the global reserve currency. Transcript Ben Norton 0: 03 Hello everyone, I'm …

Fight Back (2021-05-12). Salt Lake City activists fighting for community control of police, end to attacks on homeless encampments. fightbacknews.org Salt Lake City, UT — As the struggle for community control of the police rages on, Salt Lake City Police have been displacing homeless residents in order to gentrify the downtown and west Salt Lake areas. | Last Tuesday, May 4, the police were called to an encampment and immediately went after Carl Moore, a local activist, who is also indigenous. Moore was choked and slammed into a car by Clinton Fox, the same officer who murdered Patrick Harmon in the summer of 2017. | When Fox was asked by activists how he slept after killing Harmon, a homeless Black man, he boasted "Like a baby." In that same month, Salt…

Fight Back (2021-05-12). Salt Lake City activists fighting for community control of police, end to attacks on homeless encampments. fightbacknews.org Salt Lake City, UT — As the struggle for community control of the police rages on, Salt Lake City Police have been displacing homeless residents in order to gentrify the downtown and west Salt Lake areas. | Last Tuesday, May 4, the police were called to an encampment and immediately went after Carl Moore, a local activist, who is also indigenous. Moore was choked and slammed into a car by Clinton Fox, the same officer who murdered Patrick Harmon in the summer of 2017. | When Fox was asked by activists how he slept after killing Harmon, a homeless Black man, he boasted "Like a baby." In that same month, Salt…

Staff (2021-05-12). Duque's Lightning Visit to Cali & the Stark Contrast with How He Addressed Venezuelans. orinocotribune.com The president of Colombia, Iván Duque, made a lightning visit early morning on Monday, May 10, to the city of Cali, the epicenter of the protests that have been going on in Colombia since April 28. The president stayed in Cali for hardly four hours to meet with the security council established there in the aftermath of the paramilitary attacks perpetrated against an indigenous minga [community reunion]. | On May 9, Duque was emphatic that he had no intention of visiting the capital of Valle del Cauca department; however, eventually he yielded to the pressure from the members of his Democratic Center party. At 3: 4…

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-05-12). Venezuela to Hold Regional Elections as Opposition Groups Signal Intent to Participate. venezuelanalysis.com President Nicolás Maduro said US-backed Juan Guaidó's call for dialogue was a desperate attempt to avoid being marginalized.

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…

Staff (2021-05-12). People in world looking at Palestine issue with a new outlook. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister said that today, people in the world look at the Palestinian issue with a new perspective, seeing the resistance of Palestinian people on the one hand and brutality of Zionist regime on the other hand.

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.

Staff (2021-05-12). Bombing of Gaza created serious conditions in region: Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the criminal actions of the Zionist regime have intensified and created very serious conditions in the region.

Jeff Cohen, Norman Solomon (2021-05-12). Congresswoman Jayapal Misses the Mark by Saying Biden Deserves an 'A' Grade. counterpunch.org It's the job of progressive advocates and activists to tell inconvenient truths, without sugarcoating or cheerleading. To effectively confront the enormous problems facing our country and world, progressives need to soberly assess everything — good, bad and mixed. Yet last week, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Pramila Jayapal, made headlines when she graded

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…

teleSUR (2021-05-12). Venezuela To Receive Sputnik Light, Speed up Vaccination Drive. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday that his country would receive Russia's Sputnik Live vaccine to advance the inoculation amid a COVID-19 upsurge. | RELATED: | "In May, vaccination will accelerate and have widespread growth, and June, July, and August will be the months of a vaccination offensive," the Venezuelan President said on national television as the authorities aimed to vaccinate at least…

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