Daily Archives: May 9, 2021

2021-05-09: News Headlines

Toby Blomé (2021-05-09). Sunday 5/9: CODEPINK Mother's Day Peace Rally. indybay.org Golden Gate Bridge, Welcome Center Plaza, S.F. Side…

Editor2 (2021-05-09). Venezuela's Popular Democracy Under Siege: A Conversation with Elías Jaua. orinocotribune.com Chavez's former Vice President and long-time minister talks about the internal dynamics of the Bolivarian process. | Politician and intellectual Elías Jaua served under Chávez as agriculture minister and vice president. Under Nicolás Maduro's presidency, he has been minister of foreign affairs, of communes, and of education. Now Jaua belongs to the PSUV direction, and he frequently writes about Venezuela, defending the country from imperialist attacks and speaking up for popular power as the cornerstone of the Chavista project. | In a recent article, you argued for opening a debate among the revolutionary cadres…

Staff (2021-05-09). Harvesting 'echium amoenum' in Mazandaran. en.mehrnews.com SARI, May 09 (MNA) — Also known as red feathers, Echium amoenum is a medicinal herb indigenous to the northern part of Iran and Caucasus.

Arab News (2021-05-09). Al-Jubeir Calls On Kingdom's Accusers In Bezos Phone Hack To 'Acknowledge Their Mistake'. eurasiareview.com Saudi Arabia's Adel Al-Jubeir called on Saturday for people who "accused the Kingdom" with regard to claims it was involved with the hacking of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos' phone last year to "acknowledge their mistake." | The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs posted to Twitter asking if now that the truth that "the Kingdom had nothing to do with the allegations" had been revealed, whether people would "simply delete their tweets" and "hope that their positions at the time disappear into the sunset?" | Reports in January 2020 suggested Bezos' phone was hacked after receiving a WhatsApp message sent from the per…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-09). The Way Out Of The Impasse Between Iran & U.S. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Eric Zuesse, originally published at 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 democrac…

Zack Linly (2021-05-09). Oklahoma Governor Signs Anti-Critical Race Theory Bill Into Law, Activists Call for His Removal From Tulsa Race Massacre Commission. theroot.com During Black History Month, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt tweeted, "We can never forget the tragedy that happened 100 years ago," in reference to the

Anonymous007 (2021-05-09). Military Situation In Yemen On May 9, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 38 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On May 8, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 11 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On May 8, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On May 8, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Nate area | On May 9, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued i…

José Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-05-09). President Maduro Criticizes Officials who end up Becoming 'Little Kings' — Lácteos Los Andes. orinocotribune.com All public servants, elected by vote or designated by the president of the Republic, must govern in response to the needs of the people and not become "little kings," said Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. | This Friday, May 7, during the inauguration of the presidential council of the popular government of the working class, President Maduro reiterated that one of the priority tasks of the vice-presidency for Social and Territorial Socialism, headed by Eduardo Piñate, is precisely to govern with the forces of the Popular Power. | "It cannot be that a mayor, a governor, a president is elected, that one is name…

sputniknews (2021-05-09). West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee Writes To PM Modi, Urges Him To Waive Taxes on Medical Essentials. sputniknews.com As India battles the second wave of the deadly coronavirus, several countries including Russia, the UK, the US, Australia, Saudi Arabia and others have come forward to help and have been sending oxygen cylinders, concentrators, Covid-related medicines such as Remdesivir and other supplies.

Staff (2021-05-09). Iran coronavirus update: 14k news cases, 386 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, 14,141 new COVID-19 infections have been detected across the country in the past 24 hours.

Elias Jaua (2021-05-09). Venezuela's Popular Democracy under Siege. zcomm.org An interview on the internal dynamics of the Bolivarian process…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Taliban leader says US repeatedly breached Doha accord. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Hibatullah Akhundzada said Sunday that the US has repeatedly violated the peace agreement reached with the Taliban in Qatar's capital of Doha in 2020.

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.

Arab News (2021-05-10). Iran Cannot Talk Peace While Arming The Houthis — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Dr. Majid Rafizadeh* | The Iranian government has begun signaling that it wants to start a new chapter with Saudi Arabia, expressing hope that the holy month of Ramadan could be the beginning of the end of insecurity and instability in the region. Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh last month stated: "Iran and Saudi Arabia, as two important countries in the region and the Muslim world, can enter a new chapter of interaction and cooperation to achieve regional peace, stability and development by adopting constructive and dialogue-based approaches." | However, to accomplish this crucial goal, Tehran…

Balkan Insight (2021-05-10). 'Invisible' Balkan Freelancers Fight For Fair Taxation In A Digital Age — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Well-educated but relatively cheap, Balkan freelancers are in high demand among foreign firms. But they complain of heavy-handed efforts by governments to regulate the sector and levy taxes.: | By Sasa Dragojlo, Sinisa Jakov Marusic, Danijel Kovacevic and Samir Kajosevic | When the Serbian government and the Association of Internet Workers struck a taxation deal last month, association president Miran Pogacar said a battle had been won, but not yet the war. | The agreement followed months of performances, cyber-attacks and tent protests by Serbian freelancers appalled by an announcement in August last…

_____ (2021-05-09). Activists In Mississippi Challenge Constitutionality Of Anti-Strike Law. popularresistance.org A political time bomb is ticking in Greenville, and the explosion could transform the state's public education environment for decades to come. | Last Monday and Tuesday, between 13-20 bus drivers for the Greenville Public School District — some of the lowest paid employees in one of the most under-resourced school districts in one of the most under-resourced regions of America — skipped work to protest reduced pay and what they called poor work conditions. | As far as anyone knows, this was the first organized work stoppage in Mississippi public schools since 9,429 teachers walked out in a 1985 strik…

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Climate Activists Gather for March in Paris. sputniknews.com In December, French President Emmanuel Macron announced his intention to hold a nationwide referendum on constitutional amendments related to the fight against climate change.

AutumnSun (2021-05-09). 2020 CZU Fire: Empire Grade Road 5-6-2021. indybay.org Mike and I took a short ride to survey some of what remains from the CZU Lightning Complex Fires. Today we just centered around the upper part of Empire Grade Rd.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). 50 Dead Amid Fighting Between Yemeni Forces, Houthi Rebels in Marib – Military Source. sputniknews.com CAIRO (Sputnik) – At least 50 people have died and dozens injured amid fighting between Yemeni government forces and members of the Houthi faction in the Marib governorate, a Yemeni military source told Sputnik.

Staff (2021-05-09). Saudi 'King Khalid' airbase targeted by Yemeni drone. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — A spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces announced a drone operation against military targets at King Khalid Air Base, saying the target had been hit accurately.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Leaked Docs Reportedly Reveal How Washington's 'Arab NATO' Initiative to Isolate Iran Failed. sputniknews.com Despite continuing to expound much of his predecessor's foreign policy agenda, President Biden's administration has yet to bring up "Arab NATO", the Trump-era effort to build a coalition of Middle Eastern states to "confront Iranian aggression," terrorism and extremism, and to "promote economic growth" and energy security.

Staff (2021-05-09). Cowardly attacks have no effect on will of Afghan people. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — In a message to his Afghan counterpart, the Iranian Parliament Speaker said that cowardly attacks have no effect on the will of the Afghan people.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Foreign Ministry announces new Iranian ambassador to Syria. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Mehdi Sobhani started work as the new ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Syria on Sunday.

Staff (2021-05-09). Over 1.1 tons of narcotics busted at Iran's eastern borders. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Commander of the Border Guards of Iran Police said that during several separate operations in the east of the country, the border guards were able to confiscate over 1 ton of illicit drugs and dismantle some smuggling gangs.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Judiciary chief condemns barbaric terror attack in Kabul. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) —The head of the Iranian Judiciary strongly condemned Yesterday's deadly terrorist attack in Kabul and offered his condolences to the people of Afghanistan.

Staff (2021-05-09). Iran rejects transportation of goods by trucks to Karabakh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Iranian embassy in Baku announced that Iranian trucks do not transport goods to Karabakh.

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.

Staff (2021-05-09). Turkmenistan extradites 3 prisoners to Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Turkmenistan handed over three Iranian prisoners to the Islamic Republic on Sunday.

Staff (2021-05-09). Kolm-e Bala village in W Iran. en.mehrnews.com ILAM, May 10 (MNA) — Located in Ilam Province, west Iran, Kolm-e Bala village is considered a resort for most people in the province in the summer due to its lush nature and cool weather and historical monuments.

Staff (2021-05-09). Briefing on Iran's daily developments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The following are the Islamic Republic of Iran's latest developments in the last 24 hours.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Expert consultations continue in Vienna between Iran, P4+1. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Consultations on drafting solutions to the remaining disagreements revolving around the JCPOA revival between Iran and the P4 +1 have been underway in Vienna since Friday.

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). 2021 Eid al-Fitr prayers to be held across Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Deputy head of the Policy-Making Council of Iranian Friday Prayer Leaders announced on Sunday that 2021 Eid al-Fitr prayers will be held across Iran this week.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Hadi gov. admits 7,800 troops killed, injured in Marib battle. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — An official with the government of resigned President Mansour Hadi's government has admitted that as many as 7,800 of their fighters have been killed or wounded since the battle for control of Marib started four months ago.

Staff (2021-05-09). VP signs Iran-Uganda customs coop. agreement directive. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — First Vice President Es'hagh Jahangiri approved a directive and bylaw related to the signing of a cooperation agreement between the two governments of Islamic Republic of Iran and Uganda in the field of customs affairs.

Staff (2021-05-09). Iran, Azerbaijan mull over coop. in food security. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and Republic of Azerbaijan mulled over bilateral cooperation in the field of food security.

Staff (2021-05-09). Iran seeking practical, immediate lifting of all sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Iranian Parliament Speaker said that the country seeks the complete, practical and immediate lifting of all sanctions in line with the policies set by the Islamic Revolution Leader.

Staff (2021-05-09). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on May 9. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English-language dailies on Sunday, May 09.

Staff (2021-05-09). Iran's footbal influenced by cruel sanctions: min. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Iranian Sports Minister Masoud Soltanifar said on Sun. that Iran's football is truly influenced by the cruel anti-Iranian sanctions.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Media reports of explosion on oil tanker in Syria's Banyas. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Media are reporting an explosion on an oil tanker near the Syrian port of Banyas in the Mediterranean Sea.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-09). Iran seeking guaranteed lifting of banking sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Abdolnaser Hemmati, Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) says that "Iran has called for the guaranteed and absolute lifting of sanctions against its banking industry during the nuclear talks [underway in Vienna.]"

Staff (2021-05-09). Headlines of Iranian Persian dailies on May 9. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Mehr News takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Sunday, May 09.

_____ (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…

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.

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.

Editor2 (2021-05-09). Cuba Migrating to Open Source Platforms. orinocotribune.com The use of open source platforms and Cuban software will strengthen our industry, technological sovereignty, and information security | The technical migration toward open source platforms and the consistent use of nationally produced software and applications in the country is not only a change needed to strengthen the Cuban industry, but is also key to strengthening our technological sovereignty and information security. | This is why the Ministry of Communications established Resolution 141/2020 outlining general guidelines to make this process viable within Central State Administration bodies and agencies, th…

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Cuba Ready to Join WHO-Led COVAX Facility, Ambassador to China Says. sputniknews.com NINGDE, China (Sputnik) – Cuba is ready to join the COVAX vaccine-sharing mechanism led by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Latin American country's ambassador to China, Carlos Miguel Pereira Hernandez, told Sputnik.

Anonymous669 (2021-05-08). Massive Fire Broke Out Near Key Iranian Nuclear Reactor, Major Oil Export Port (Video). southfront.org Screen grab from one of the fire videos. | Late on May 7, a massive fire broke out in the Iranian city of Bushehr, where a nuclear plant, an oil port and a military naval base are located. | Residents of Bushehr were quick to upload footage of the fire, which spread near the entrance of the city's main port, to social media | According to the Fars News Agency, fifteen firefighters, six trucks and a tanker were mobilized to face the massive fire, which was put down within two hours. No human losses were reported. | T…

Staff (2021-05-08). Cuba Denounces Colombia's 'Hostile' Gesture in the Expulsion of Diplomat. orinocotribune.com Amidst the continued internal crisis in Colombia caused by the ongoing anti-government protests and the heavy police repression, the Colombian authorities decided to declare a Cuban diplomat as persona non grata on charges of exercising "activities not compatible" with his diplomatic post. | On Friday, May 7, the Cuban Foreign Ministry described the expulsion of its embassy's first secretary in Colombia, Omar Rafael García, as unjustified and hostile. García was declared as persona non grata by the Colombian government. | In a message published on its official website, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINRE…

Staff (2021-05-08). COVID-19 daily death toll in Iran stands at 283. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The coronavirus pandemic claimed 283 lives in Iran over the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry announced.

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