2024-05-16: News Headlines

Caitlyn Clark, Labor Notes. (2024-05-16). Unions Support Student Protestors Against Administrators And Police. popularresistance.org As campus protests—and violent police repression—continue to roll across the country, some unions are getting involved. | More than 2,700 protesters have been arrested on 64 college campuses since the initial arrests at Columbia University in New York on April 18. Encampments have appeared at 184 campuses worldwide. The protesting students are calling for full disclosure of their universities' finances and divestment from all financial ties to weapons manufacturers and Israel's war on Gaza. | Unionized academic workers are demanding decision-making power over their work and what it's used for. For ins…

Sara Flounders, Workers' World. (2024-05-16). Divest Now! A Revolutionary Demand. popularresistance.org Why have student encampments for Palestine ignited such an uproar of brutal repression, vicious police attacks, mass arrests, overwhelming condemnation in the corporate media and a new level of reactionary legislation in Congress? | The demand to divest, raised at almost every encampment, exposes the insidious inroads of the military-industrial complex into the heart of almost all higher education institutions in the U.S. today. | This demand to "divest" has revolutionary implications. Divestment is not just a threat to university boards, administrators and their alumni funders. It is a threat to the established…

infobrics (2024-05-16). Saudi-Iranian nuclear deal possible, says chairman of Iran's atomic organization. infobrics.org

infobrics (2024-05-16). North-South International Corridor Bids Priority to Iran-Russia Cowork. infobrics.org The international North-South corridor and transit are two of the priority areas of cooperation between Iran and Russia, the spokesperson for Iran's Foreign Ministry, Nasser Kanani said during the press conference…

Robert Koehler (2024-05-16). A World Under Spiritual Construction. counterpunch.org There's something happening here . . . Consider, for instance, the recent announcement by Union Theological Seminary, which is affiliated with Columbia University, that it is divesting from "companies profiting from war in Palestine/Israel" — and, not only that, fully supports the student encampments (at Columbia and all across the country) and condemns the arrests and

tn.ai (2024-05-16). European Trio to Be Held Accountable for Helping Israel during Iran's True Promise Operation: Commander. tn.ai TEHRAN (Tasnim) — The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force said the three European countries that deployed their warplanes to defend the Israeli regime against a retaliatory operation staged by Iran will be held accountable.

Radio Havana Cuba (2024-05-16). UNICEF calls for an end to Israel's indiscriminate killing of children in Gaza. en.escambray.cu The United Nations children's agency (UNICEF) has called for an end to the "indiscriminate killing" campaign against Palestinians, especially children, in the Gaza Strip, raising the alarm at the dire situation caused by Israel's genocidal war on the territory…

Haymarket Books, JVP, more (2024-05-16). Thursday 5/23: Break the Bonds!: Divest from Israel Bonds, Invest in Freedom Teach-in. indybay.org Online teach-in / webinar…

Staff (2024-05-16). Washington Removes Cuba From List of Countries Not Cooperating Fully Against Terrorism (+Sanctions Ongoing). orinocotribune.com Caracas ( The cooperation against terrorism list, which the Department of State is required by law to provide to US Congress, is not the same as the State Sponsors of Terrorism list, according to a Department of State official announcing the decision this Wednesday, May 15. | Cuban Foreign Minister B…

Hank Pellissier (2024-05-16). Mega Mouth Rebels wants two female activists aged 8-100+ (who like to lead chants). indybay.org Activist group is seeking two more activists – women who like to lead chants…

albawaba (2024-05-16). Gold prices in Riyadh Today 16 May 2024. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – Gold prices in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today, Thursday, May 16, opened at 8,954.59 per ounce, according to saudigoldprice.com.24-karat gold prices in Riyadh Today: The price per gram of 24-karat gold in Saudi stood at SAR 287.90 today.22-karat gold rates in KSA Today: The price per gram of 22-karat gold in Saudi stood at SAR 263.91 early today.21-karat gold prices in Saudi Arabia Today: The price per gram of 21-karat gold in KSA stood at SAR 251.91 at the start of the business day, today.18-karat gold rates in KSA Today: The price per gram of 18-karat gold in Saudi o…

MEE correspondent (2024-05-16). Iranian press review: Male fans barred from football stadiums. middleeasteye.net Iranian press review: Male fans barred from football stadiums | Meanwhile, Tehran attempts to re-establish ties with Cairo, and a prominent academic is jailed on propaganda charges
| | Female fans at a football match between Iran and Cambodia at the Azadi stadium in the ca…

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-05-16). Cuban president meets Venezuelan foreign minister. plenglish.com During the meeting, the head of State described Gil's presence in Cuba as significant and sent a warm greeting to his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicolás Maduro. | The Presidency of the Republic informed on its X profile that Diaz-Canel congratulated Venezuela on the successful holding of the recent Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People's Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP). | The Venezuelan foreign minister, in turn, thanked Cuba for all support and conveyed a "greeting of affection and solidarity" from President Nicolás Maduro. | He also addressed common challenges the two nations face in the…

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-05-16). Solidarity movements with Cuba pay tribute to Jose Marti in Colombia. plenglish.com Bogota, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Movements of Solidarity with Cuba and the Association of Cuban Residents in Colombia pay tribute to José Martí on Thursday as part of a day dedicated to honoring the Cuban hero on the 129th anniversary of his death.

Javier Arana Villasusa (2024-05-16). Chinese immigrants contributed to sugar production in Cuba. plenglish.com Sancti Spíritus, Cuba, May 16 (Prensa Latina) One of the distinctive features of sugar production in the 19th century in central Cuba, what is now Sancti Spíritus province, was the Chinese presence in sugarcane cutting.

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-05-16). Cuba and Colombia united in arts in Cubadisco 2024. plenglish.com Havana, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The 27th edition of the International Music Industry Fair, Cubadisco 2024, invites on Thursday to a great harmonic display with the Cuba-Colombia gala at the Teatro Nacional de Cuba in this capital.

Alina Ramos Martin (2024-05-16). India highlights validity of José Martí's universal thought. plenglish.com New Delhi, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The screening here of the film El Ojo del Canario highlighted the validity of the universal thought of the National Hero of Cuba, José Martí, on the 129th anniversary of his death.

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-05-16). Ambassador to Mongolia lectures on Cuba-US relations and blockade. plenglish.com Ulaanbaatar, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ambassador to Mongolia, Jorge Ferrer, delivered a lecture on Cuba-United States relations and the effects of the US blockade on the Cuban people, besides Mongolian citizens and companies due to its extraterritoriality, diplomatic sources informed on Thursday.

Javier Arana Villasusa (2024-05-16). Homage to Cuban National Hero José Martí in Dominican Republic. plenglish.com Santo Domingo, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), students and friends in solidarity with Cuba today commemorated the life and work of José Martí on the 129th anniversary of his death, demanding an end to the U.S. blockade against Cuba.

VINS (2024-05-16). Promises to Women Health Activists in India Not Yet Met Despite ASHA Strike Suspension. projectcensored.org In March 2024, a 21-day strike by Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers ended in Maharashtra, a state in the western peninsula of India, as health ministers announced an increase in salaries. However, some of these promises have been made only verbally, leading ASHA workers to question whether the state…

Raúl Rodríguez (2024-05-16). Cubanas dominan en Torneo Centroamericano de Ajedrez. radiohc.cu La Habana, 16 may (JIT).- Cuatro jugadoras cubanas encabezadas por la pinareña Yerisbel Miranda marcan el paso en el Campeonato Centroamericano Femenino de Ajedrez 2024, con sede en Villa Clara.

Maria Calvo (2024-05-16). Cadena Hotelera india patrocina vuelos internos en Cuba. radiohc.cu La Habana, 16 mayo (RHC) La cadena hotelera india MGM Muthu Hotels realizará vuelos domésticos en Cuba con aerolínea propia para favorecer el turismo, significó hoy un reporte oficial, señaló hoy el diario Granma.

Raúl Rodríguez (2024-05-16). Atletismo: Copa Cuba de viernes a domingo con 800m como plato fuerte. radiohc.cu La Habana, 16 may (RHC).- La Copa Cuba de Atletismo se efectuará de viernes a domingo en La Habana con los 800 para damas como atractivo principal, pues tres corredoras podrían tirarle a la marca olímpica para París-2024.

Maria Calvo (2024-05-16). Religiosos en EEUU piden cambio de política de Biden hacia Cuba. radiohc.cu Washington, 16 mayo (RHC) Más de 20 organizaciones religiosas e instituciones basadas en la fe de Estados Unidos pidieron un cambio en la política de la administración de Joe Biden hacia Cuba, a cuyo pueblo intenta hoy estrangular con el bloqueo.

tvbrics (2024-05-16). Saudi Arabia conducts oil spill response drills. tvbrics.com Emergency services use satellites and special modelling software…

tvbrics (2024-05-16). Jameh Mosque of Saveh is inscribed on UNESCO's Tentative List of World Heritage Sites. tvbrics.com Jameh Mosque of Saveh is a proud testimony of Iran's rich cultural heritage…

Various (2024-05-16). Justice for Ukrainian workers! Appeal to political representatives of the people of Europe and the world. links.org.au On the eve of the European Parliament elections, trade union activists in Kryvyi Rih appeal to candidates and remind politicians that it is wage earners who bear the brunt of the war against the aggressor.

Hugo GABBERO (2024-05-16). Saudi Arabia: Call for lifting the arbitrary travel ban imposed on women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul and her family. fidh.org

Prensa Latina News Agency (2024-05-16). Cuba relies on renewable energy sources. en.escambray.cu Cuba relies on developing renewable energy sources (RES), such as wind, photovoltaic, and biogas, to address the electricity generation shortages caused by the lack of fuel…

Prensa Latina News Agency (2024-05-16). Cuba bets on domestic production to achieve economic sovereignty. en.escambray.cu President Miguel Díaz-Canel explained that Cuba is working hard to stimulate national production in order to achieve economic sovereignty and meet the the country's domestic needs…

Editor (2024-05-16). Conga against Homophobia and Transphobia in Cuba defends peace in Palestine. mronline.org Representatives of Cuban LGBTI activism and friends from other countries joined the parade calling for "All rights for all people", organized by the National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex) as part of the Cuban Days against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 3-18.

teleSUR, ahf, YSM (2024-05-16). Rebeldes hutíes atacan buque destructor de EE.UU. en mar Rojo. telesurtv.net Las Fuerzas Armadas de Yemen también llevaron a cabo un ataque contra el barco Destiny, navío mercante que se dirigía hacia Israel.

Staff (2024-05-16). El caso del árbitro falso en Pinar del Río, la novela continúa (+ Audio y Video). cubadebate.cu El caso del nombre falso del árbitro en Pinar del Río es un novelón para nunca acabar, con puntos de giro que nos hacen encontrar una nueva arista cada semana. En declaraciones a Cubadebate, el comisario técnico Charles Díaz informó que en su momento lo de la falsa identidad se lo comunicó a sus jefes, pero le dijeron que eso era un problema de Reglas y Arbitraje.

Staff (2024-05-16). Díaz-Canel: Venezuela puede contar con Cuba para lo que sea. cubadebate.cu Venezuela puede contar con Cuba para lo que sea, afirmó este miércoles el presidente Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez al recibir en el Palacio de la Revolución al canciller de esa hermana nación, Yvan Gil Pinto, quien realiza una visita oficial a la Isla.

Staff (2024-05-16). Cadenas de decepciones. cubadebate.cu Es un "sueño dorado" burgués que sus enemigos se derroten a sí mismos producto del engaño, la manipulación ideológica, del odio contra sus pares y la proliferación de "antivalores" degradantes. Golpetear al enemigo hasta que pierda todo ímpetu, que abandone la resistencia, desmoralizado, asfixiado en el odio de clase que le inoculan. Desmoralizados y desorganizados somos nada.

Staff (2024-05-16). Melía apuesta por Cuba: Dos nuevos hoteles, rebranding y un plan de reformas hasta 2026. cubadebate.cu Melía Hotels International mantiene firme su apuesta por Cuba: en 2023 abrió cuatro establecimientos, este año sumará otros dos hoteles en gestión en Cayo Coco y Varadero, llevará a cabo un rebranding en Cienfuegos y avanza con un "ambicioso plan de reformas" que se extenderán hasta el 2026, de acuerdo a lo confirmado por la cadena a HOSTELTUR.

Maria Calvo (2024-05-16). Comenzarán viajes interregionales en el Caribe. radiohc.cu La Habana, 16 mayo (RHC) El catedrático e investigador cubano José Luís Perelló, reseñó hoy en su cuenta en Facebook, que viajes interregionales de turismo comenzarán en agosto próximo por primera vez en el Caribe.

Maria Calvo (2024-05-16). Cuba agradece esfuerzos de congresistas de EEUU. radiohc.cu La Habana, 16 mayo (RHC) El ministro de Relaciones Exteriores (Minrex) de Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez, agradeció hoy a través de su cuenta en X, los esfuerzos de congresistas de Estados Unidos, que han instado al presidente Joe Biden a retirar a Cuba de la unilateral lista de Estados presuntamente patrocinadores del terrorismo.

Maria Calvo (2024-05-16). Instan en Cuba a resolución de conflictos y guerras en el mundo. radiohc.cu La Habana, 16 mayo (RHC) La vicecanciller de Cuba, Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, instó hoy a través de su cuenta en X, la resolución de los conflictos y las guerras que cobran miles de vidas, en ocasión del Día Internacional de la Convivencia en Paz.

Maria Calvo (2024-05-16). Canciller venezolano afirma que Cuba y Venezuela comparten un destino de esperanza. radiohc.cu Caracas, 16 mayo (RHC) El canciller Yván Gil afirmó hoy que Venezuela y Cuba comparten un destino de esperanza y complementariedad, que guiará el camino hacia un mundo mejor.

Raúl Rodríguez (2024-05-16). Cubanos a segunda vuelta en clasificatorio de tenis de mesa. radiohc.cu La Habana, 16 may (JIT).- Daniela Fonseca, la mejor jugadora de tenis de mesa cubana del momento, se quedó a un paso de lograr un boleto olímpico en su primera oportunidad en el torneo clasificatorio continental de tenis de mesa para los Juegos Olímpicos de París 2024, que por estos días acoge la ciudad peruana de Lima.

teleSUR, MER (2024-05-16). Realizan movilización por el Día de las Familias en Venezuela. telesurtv.net El mandatario afirmó que está decidido a refundar el valor de la familia como base de unión y creación de una nueva civilización para las generaciones futuras.

teleSUR, dcdc, YSM (2024-05-16). Venezuela reitera apoyo a Palestina en conmemoración del Nakba. telesurtv.net El embajador de Palestina en Venezuela, Fadi Alzaben, denunció que su país está padeciendo "una grave situación" producto de "ataques genocidas" en la Franja de Gaza..

Staff (2024-05-16). Recibió Ricardo Cabrisas a Michelle Muschett, subsecretaria general de Naciones Unidas y directora regional del PNUD. cubadebate.cu El vice primer ministro y ministro del Comercio Exterior y la Inversión Extranjera, Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, recibió a Michelle Marie Muschett Zimmermann, subsecretaria general de Naciones Unidas y directora regional para América Latina y el Caribe del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD), quien visita Cuba por segunda ocasión desde su nombramiento.

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-05-16). Instituto cubano rector de la industria del cine vive su aniversario. radiohc.cu La Habana, 16 may (RHC) En el contexto del aniversario 65 del Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos (Icaic) la Galería El Reino de este mundo, de la Biblioteca Nacional, exhibe hoy la exposición 1964. La eclosión del cartel cultural cubano.

Maria Calvo (2024-05-16). Embajador de Cuba en Mongolia diserta sobre relaciones de EEUU y su país. radiohc.cu Ulán Bator, 16 mayo (RHC) El embajador Jorge Ferrer disertó en conferencia en la Escuela de Relaciones Internacionales y Administración Pública de la Universidad Nacional, sobre las relaciones Cuba-Estados Unidos y las afectaciones del bloqueo al pueblo cubano, informaron hoy fuentes diplomáticas.

teleSUR, JCM (2024-05-16). EE.UU. saca a Cuba de quienes no cooperan en lucha antiterrorista. telesurtv.net El canciller cubano anunció a través de su cuenta de la red social X la noticia.

Maria Calvo (2024-05-16). Presidente de la Cámara de Comercio de Cuba detalla balance de misión comercial en España. radiohc.cu Una delegación integrada por representantes de empresas estatales y privadas de Cuba realizó una fructífera visita a España concentrada esta vez en zonas del norte del país.

Maria Calvo (2024-05-16). Premios Cubadisco 2024. radiohc.cu La Habana, 16 mayo (RHC) El pianista y compositor Frank Fernández se alzó con el máximo galardón en la gala de premiaciones de la edición 27 de la Feria Internacional de la Industria Musical Cubadisco, celebrada la víspera en el capitalino Teatro Martí.

Maria Calvo (2024-05-16). Sector agrícola estadounidense a favor de nexos con Cuba. radiohc.cu Por años el sector agrícola de Estados Unidos se ha pronunciado por un mayor acercamiento con Cuba y defendido el establecimiento de relaciones económicas y comerciales normales entre los dos países, en beneficio de ambos pueblos.

Pablo Rafael Fuentes (2024-05-16). Debatirán en Cuba sobre oportunidades y desafíos de financiación. radiohc.cu La Habana, 16 may (RHC) La Conferencia sobre Financiamiento para el Desarrollo reunirá hoy en Cuba a instituciones internacionales, actores de la cooperación y organismos gubernamentales para dialogar sobre fuentes e iniciativas innovadoras para financiar el desarrollo.

teleSUR, JDO (2024-05-16). øQuiénes son los candidatos presidenciales de República Dominicana. telesurtv.net ¿De qué fuerzas políticas proceden los nueve aspirantes presidenciales y cuáles son sus principales proyecciones de Gobierno?

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2024-05-16). Venezuela y Cuba fortalecen relaciones bilaterales. telesurtv.net El canciller venezolano agredeció la bienvenida y "el respaldo en la lucha conjunta contra los ilegales bloqueos impuestos a nuestros pueblos".

newarab (2024-05-16). Is Harvard University set to fully divest from Israel. newarab.com A pro-Gaza encampment at Since the first mass arrests at

newarab (2024-05-16). White House's Sullivan to travel to Saudi Arabia and Israel. newarab.com White House national security adviser Additional details on his trip were not available. | The visit would come as the United States continues to press Israel…

newarab (2024-05-16). Jordan 'foils arms plot as caught in Iran-Israel shadow war'. newarab.com The weapons were sent by Iranian-backed militias in Syria to a cell of the Musli…

newarab (2024-05-16). Israel kills Hezbollah 'commander' after spy balloon downed. newarab.com A In a statement, the Iran-backed Shia group mourned Hussein Ibrahim Makki, born in 1969, who was from the southern village of Beit Yahoun. | His role in Hezbollah was not identified by the group, but the Israeli military says he was a senior commander in Hezbollah's Southern Front unit. | The Israeli army published footage of the strike which hit Makki's car on the…

newarab (2024-05-16). Calls for festival sponsor to divest from Israel-tied firms. newarab.com

newarab (2024-05-16). Yemeni security forces deploy in Aden as anger simmers over power outages. newarab.com Yemeni authorities deployed security forces and armored vehicles across the port city of Aden Wednesday, as protesters were expected to take to the streets in the latest in a series of protests over hours-long For several days, hundreds of demonstrators in three central districts of Aden blocked roads and set tires on fire, protesting electricity shortages as temperatures soared to 40 degrees Celsius. | On Monday and Tuesday, security forces…

newarab (2024-05-16). Iran lawmakers back switch to Friday—Saturday weekend. newarab.com The legislation, which still requires a green light from constitutional watchdog the

newarab (2024-05-16). Great Escape festival boycotted over Barclays sponsorship. newarab.com Over 100 artists have dropped out of the Brighton-based Great Escape music festival in solidarity with The festival is set to take place across various venues across the UK seaside city from 15 to 18 May, however, more acts are dropping out by day. | Activists and campaigners have called for a boycott of the event due to the bank's financial investment in compani…

presstv.ir (2024-05-16). Yemen's army hits vessel, US warship in latest pro-Palestine operation. presstv.ir An army statement said Yemen will continue operations in solidarity with the Palestinian people until the genocide in Gaza stops.

presstv.ir (2024-05-16). Hamas marks Nakba Day, says Israel failed to achieve goals in Gaza. presstv.ir Hamas, in marking the Nakba Day, has hailed the "epic" resistance against the Israeli war machine.

presstv.ir (2024-05-16). European trio warned after deploying warplanes to defend Israel against Iran op. presstv.ir Iranian commander warns the UK, Germany, and France after the trio deployed their warplanes to defend the Israeli regime against Iran's retaliatory operation.

presstv.ir (2024-05-16). Army commander: Iran to respond directly to threats from Israel. presstv.ir Iran will respond directly to any threat originating from the Zionist regime, Army Ground Forces Commander Brigadier General Kiumars Heydari says, in the Islamic Republic's latest warning to Israel.

presstv.ir (2024-05-16). Pro-Palestine activists protest against UK arms shipments to Israel. presstv.ir They say the British weapons industry has been cashing in on Israel's genocidal campaign in Gaza.

presstv.ir (2024-05-16). Iran says ready to share nuclear expertise with all countries. presstv.ir The AEOI spokesman voices the country's preparedness to share its nuclear achievements with other states, including neighboring and Muslim ones.

hindustantimes (2024-05-16). Cargo Ship Tried To Fool Houthis To Go To Israel, But Then…: Yemeni Group's Claim | Gaza | Red Sea. hindustantimes.com Yemen's Houthi group, on May 15, claimed double attacks on vessels in the Red Sea. Houthi military spokesperson Yahya Saree claimed an attack on a U.S. Navy Destroyer ship. Saree added that the commercial ship that came under attack was identified as 'Destiny'. The Houthi Spokesperson did not specify the date when the two ships were targeted. Watch for more.

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