2022-05-17: News Headlines

Contributing Writers (2022-05-17). NEO-NAZIS FROM EUROPE RUSH TO FIGHT IN UKRAINE, FLEE FASTER (VIDEOS)/ By Southfront. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

WSWS (2022-05-17). Turkey threatens veto as Finland, Sweden to join NATO against Russia. wsws.org Amid the US-led war against Russia in Ukraine, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has indicated his opposition to moves by Finland and Sweden to join NATO.

WSWS (2022-05-17). In the face of continuing COVID pandemic: Dangerous "science experiment" being carried out on music fans, musicians by industry officials. wsws.org The central and overwhelming responsibility for the present state of unpreparedness lies with the government, media and corporate elite, who are engineering the "return to normal" for their own selfish economic and political reasons.

WSWS (2022-05-17). California wildfire season begins early with first months of 2022 the state's driest on record. wsws.org A wildfire in Orange County gained nationwide coverage last week as dozens of multi-million dollar mansions in the city of Laguna Niguel were burned to the ground by a fast-moving blaze.

WSWS (2022-05-17). Baby formula shortage leaves millions in need across United States. wsws.org A shortage of baby formula has been exacerbated by the closing of a major plant in Michigan after it was exposed to have severe health violations.

WSWS (2022-05-17). Why is nurse Michelle Heughins facing charges for the December 2019 prison death of John Neville? wsws.org Michelle Heughins is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for the brutal killing of John Neville by prison guards at the Forsyth County Jail, when she was the only one who tried to save his life.

WSWS (2022-05-17). The Buffalo shooting and the fascistic transformation of the Republican Party. wsws.org There is a clear overlap between the anti-Semitic manifesto of the Buffalo gunman and the embrace of the "replacement theory" by large sections of the Republican Party and its allied media.

WSWS (2022-05-17). Finland and Sweden formally announce application for NATO membership. wsws.org Helsinki and Stockholm's formal applications to join the aggressive Western military alliance were prepared in close consultation with the major imperialist powers.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). Ambassador: Azerbaijan's strategic importance makes it U.S., Pentagon partner in the region. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azeri Press AgencyMay 16, 2022 US ambassador: "Azerbaijan's strategic importance makes it a US partner in the region" US Ambassador Lee Litzenberger attended a presentation ceremony of English language instruction equipment provided by the Department of Defense to the State Customs Committee, the Embassy told APA. The Ambassador, together with deputy chairman of the State …

WSWS (2022-05-17). US hosts special ASEAN summit as conflict with China deepens. wsws.org Even as Washington presses its war drive, divisions exist within the ASEAN member countries over US aggression towards China and Russia.

WSWS (2022-05-17). Sri Lankan prime minister demands more sacrifice from working people. wsws.org Wickremesinghe offered no relief for workers or the poor, millions of whom are struggling to put food on the table. Instead, he emphasised the depth of the economic crisis to justify the harsh measures that he intends to take.

Staff (2022-05-17). °Conquistar toda la justicia es la consigna y el horizonte! cubadebate.cu Nuestra fuerza reside en valores humanos de inspiración martiana y fidelista; en el poder de la verdad y en la capacidad transformadora de la educación y la cultura. Esos valores no se cotizan en bolsa, no dependen de los vaivenes del mercado. Se siembran con el aprendizaje de la historia y se fortalecen en la práctica de la solidaridad. °Conquistar toda la justicia es la consigna y el horizonte! °La unidad que se afirma en la diversidad es el camino. Por él avanzamos!

WSWS (2022-05-16). Canadian imperialism's fascist friends: Ottawa's decades-long alliance with the Ukrainian far-right and the NATO war on Russia. wsws.org The alliance between Canadian imperialism and Ukrainian fascism is most strikingly embodied in the person of Canada's Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland. The granddaughter of a prominent Ukrainian Nazi collaborator who was provided refuge in Canada following the Third Reich's downfall, she is the leading anti-Russia war-hawk in the Trudeau Liberal government.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Canadian imperialism's fascist friends: Ottawa's decades-long alliance with the Ukrainian far-right and the NATO war on Russia: Part 1. wsws.org The alliance between Canadian imperialism and Ukrainian fascism is most strikingly embodied in the person of Canada's Deputy Prime Minister, Chrystia Freeland. The granddaughter of a prominent Ukrainian Nazi collaborator who was provided refuge in Canada following the Third Reich's downfall, she is the leading anti-Russia war-hawk in the Trudeau Liberal government.

Contributing Writers (2022-05-16). Prof. John Mearsheimer on Russia's Special Military Operation. marktaliano.net READ MORE: US Political Scientist Blames West for Ukraine Crisis | News | teleSUR English

Contributing Writers (2022-05-16). Sweden and Finland Joining NATO: A Few Quick Points/ By Brian Berletic. marktaliano.net READ MORE: NATO's fascist history/ By Prof. Anderson &#1 ; Mark Taliano Extensive War Crimes: Break Away From NATO by Invoking Article 13 of the North Atlantic Treaty &#1 ; Mark Taliano…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-16). Did the CIA Train Ukrainian Torturers? libya360.wordpress.com Lucas Leiroz Dutch journalist Sonja van den Ende in Donbass © Photo : Sonja van den Ende Western media accuse Russia of perpetrating war crimes in Ukraine and committing human rights violations against civilians and prisoners. However, these same agencies are absolutely silent in the face of the evident practices of torture by Kiev's agents…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-16). Scott Ritter on Ukraine: "Why I Radically Changed My Overall Assessment" libya360.wordpress.com MIKE WHITNEY On Sunday, the foreign policy blogs were abuzz with the news that Scott Ritter had done "an about-face in his assessment of the war". It appears that the ex-Marine had examined recent developments in Ukraine and concluded that it's going to be much harder for Russia to win than he had originally thought…..

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-16). Fact Check: American Baby Formula Shortage Is Partially Due To Shipments To Ukraine. moguldom.com Parents are desperately trying to find baby formula to feed their infants and some have suggested that a national baby formula shortage in the U.S. is due to shipments that have gone to Ukraine. Operation Ukraine — a nonprofit founded by Kathy Cadden 22 years ago — has been packing up food, including baby formula, …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-16). Germany sending howitzers, tanks, anti-tank weapons to Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com UkrinformMay 16, 2022 Germany to deliver Panzerhaubitze 2000 howitzers, Gepard anti-aircraft tanks, bazookas to Ukraine Germany will hand over seven Panzerhaubitze 2000 howitzers to Ukraine, and the supply of anti-aircraft tanks and other military equipment is being planned. German government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit said this at a briefing on Monday, according to an Ukrinform correspondent. …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-16). Death by a Thousand Cuts: Where is the West's Ukraine Strategy? libya360.wordpress.com Pepe Escobar Wars are not won with tactics and narratives — they require a Grand Strategy. Russia has a master plan behind its Ukraine military operations, but does the west have one? The pounding, daily western narratives on 'Ukrainian wins' and 'Russian losses' underpins the lack of an actual, cohesive Grand Strategy against Moscow. While…

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2022-05-16). US' Blinken, E3 FMs confer on Iran nuclear deal, Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA) — On the sidelines of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Berlin, the US Secretary of State met with his German, French and British counterparts on the Iran nuclear deal and the latest developments in Ukraine.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-16). The Subtleties of Anti-Russia Leftist Rhetoric. libya360.wordpress.com Edward Curtin While the so-called liberal and conservative media — all stenographers for the intelligence agencies — pour forth the most blatant propaganda about Russia and Ukraine that is so conspicuous that it is comedic if it weren't so dangerous, the self-depicted cognoscenti also ingest subtler messages, often from the alternative media. A woman I…

Fight Back (2022-05-16). Tallahassee: Demonstration defends Roe v. Wade. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – Around 100 people came out to support a Defend Roe v. Wade protest on May 12 at the Florida Capitol building. | "Abortion is healthcare, and I will always support that constitutional right. I want Tallahassee to know I stand with them on this issue," said City Commissioner Jack Porter. "Passing a resolution affirming my support for women's healthcare and reproductive rights in general was a start, but there's more we can do. We can provide unbiased information about abortion, create a supportive environment for people to make their own healthcare decisions, regulate misleading practices at certa…

Maia O'Connor (2022-05-16). Novocastrian socialist runs for NSW Senate. greenleft.org.au Socialist Alliance Senate candidate Niko Leka believes the election will be a pivotal time for climate action and said his PhD in Public Health would see him prioritise preventative healthcare nationally. Maia O'Connor reports.

WSWS (2022-05-16). Profits over lives: The New York Times demands China end its Zero-COVID policy. wsws.org The New York Times' assault on Zero-COVID is odious and would lead to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Chinese, especially the most vulnerable. However, these are in line with attempts to scapegoat China for the deteriorating economic crisis plaguing the world.

WSWS (2022-05-16). The New York Times calls for China to end the Zero-COVID policy "no matter the cost!" wsws.org The New York Times' assault on Zero-COVID is odious and would lead to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Chinese, especially the most vulnerable. However, these are in line with attempts to scapegoat China for the deteriorating economic crisis plaguing the world.

Binoy Kampmark (2022-05-16). Morbid Matters: Estimating COVID-19 Mortality. dissidentvoice.org It has dominated news cycles, debates and policies since 2020, but COVID-19 continues to exercise the interest of number crunchers and talliers. While the ghoulish daily press announcements about infections and deaths across many a country have diminished and, in some cases, disappeared altogether, publications abound about how many were taken in the pandemic. The …

Binoy Kampmark (2022-05-16). Estimating COVID-19 mortality. greenleft.org.au The World Health Organization has offered a revised assessment of the COVID-19 death toll, saying the mortality figure is closer to 14.9 million. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Staff (2022-05-16). Cuba reporta 72 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 71 altas médicas. cubadebate.cu Al cierre de este domingo 15 de mayo, Cuba reportó 72 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 71 altas médicas. Actualmente hay 468 casos activos, informó el Ministerio de Salud Pública (Minsap) en su parte diario este lunes.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-16). Turkey, South Korea continue strengthening military partnership. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Daily SabahMay 16, 2022 Turkey integrates S. Korean engine with MBT Altay, tests continue The engine of Turkey's indigenously developed domestic main battle tank (MBT) Altay, which arrived from South Korea in March, has been integrated into the tank, while the mass production of the tank is expected to begin within two years, according to …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-16). Western Media Engages in a War on Truth. libya360.wordpress.com Russell Bentley Yellow Journalism of the Hearst Era Is Alive and Well in the 21st Century There is a wise old maxim that says, "The first step on the road to wisdom is to call things by their right names." So, let's do that. "Fake News" has been around a long while: The New York Sun's…

IMEMC News (2022-05-16). Israeli Navy Attacks Fishermen In Southern Gaza. imemc.org On Sunday evening, Israeli navy ships attacked several Palestinian fishing boats near the Rafah shore, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired many live rounds and gas bombs at the boats, forcing the fishermen to leave. The navy also chased several fishing boats and used water cannons.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-16). Evo Morales Urges Bolivia to Withdraw from OAS as More Presidents Look to Skip Latin American Summit. libya360.wordpress.com Wyatt Reed The Organization of American States (OAS) is looking increasingly marginalized as Bolivia's former president calls for the country to become the latest to leave and more presidents ponder missing Biden's Summit Of the Americas Bolivian ex-President Evo Morales suggested Sunday that his country should leave the Organization of American States, the international organization…

WSWS (2022-05-16). Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders and the DSA vote for war. wsws.org Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders have risen to national prominence by promoting themselves as representatives of the "anti-war" and "left-wing" sentiments of masses of people, but their pro-war actions speak louder than words.

_____ (2022-05-16). The Chinese Dimension of Russia's Coal Business in a New Environment. journal-neo.org Various projects to do away with coal and switch to other fuels that emit less combustion gases have long been discussed in developed countries. Some experts have even begun to predict the imminent demise of the entire global coal industry. One of the reasons for these forecasts has been statements by China, the world's main …

IMEMC News (2022-05-16). Israeli Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted at least seventeen Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank on Monday dawn. In Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, the soldiers invaded Halhoul town, north of the city, stormed and searched several homes, and abducted two siblings, Hamza Eyad al-Baw. 26, and his brother, former …

IMEMC News (2022-05-16). Soldiers Abduct Four Palestinians In Jerusalem, Hebron, And Jenin. imemc.org On Monday afternoon, Israeli soldiers four Palestinians, including two former political prisoners, in Jerusalem, Hebron, and Jenin, in the occupied West Bank. The soldiers invaded Hizma town northeast of occupied Jerusalem and searched several homes before abducting two former political prisoners, Mohammad Hussein Khatib, 22, and Ammar Abed-Rabbo Khatib, 22. In Hebron, in the southern …

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (2022-05-16). WAFA: "Jerusalem church leaders condemn Israeli police violence at St. Joseph hospital during Abu Akleh's funeral" imemc.org JERUSALEM, Monday, May 16, 2022 (WAFA) — The top church leaders in Jerusalem today condemned in a statement Israeli police brutality at St. Joseph's hospital during the funeral of slain Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot and killed by Israeli forces on Wednesday in Jenin while covering an army raid into the northern …

Matt Sedlar (2022-05-16). IMF Projects No Losses if Surcharges Are Removed. cepr.net Surcharges can be removed safely without threatening the sustainability of the IMF's finances, while helping reduce debt payments for many developing countries, thereby helping to save and improve the lives of people around the world.

Mickey Z. (2022-05-16). Henry Kissinger, the World Economic Forum and Population Control. dissidentvoice.org Henry Kissinger and Klaus Schwab in Davos. If for some inexplicable reason, you couldn't come up with a reason to be ashamed of the U.S., I've got one for you: Henry Kissinger has been a widely revered thinker and statesman for six decades, and is the recipient of awards like the Nobel Peace Prize (1973); …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-16). Switzerland: NATO swallowing Europe's few remaining former neutrals. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ReutersMay 16, 2022 Analysis-Neutral Switzerland leans closer to NATO in response to Russia Switzerland's fabled neutral status is about to face its biggest test in decades, with the defence ministry tilting closer to Western military powers…. The defence ministry is drawing up a report on security options that include joint military exercises with NATO countries …

Ann Brown (2022-05-16). Psychiatrist: Here Are Factors In Rising Suicide Rates For Black Youth. moguldom.com The suicide rate among Black youth is on the rise in the U.S. and the driving force behind it is systemic racism, according to Dr. Preston Igwe, a psychiatrist at the University of California, Los Angeles. "Risk factors for suicide for Black youth are all connected to systemic racism," Igwe tweeted. "Neighborhood violence, economic insecurity, ACEs, …

Dana Sanchez (2022-05-16). Recession Coming? 10 Companies That Have Started Laying Off Employees. moguldom.com The tech industry, which defied gravity for the past decade, appears to be experiencing the heat a rocketship might encounter upon reentering the Earth's atmosphere as it begins laying off employees, even as other industries add jobs. Since recovering from the dot-com bust, Big Tech and tech startups have boomed but now layoffs are affecting …

Dana Sanchez (2022-05-16). Morgan Stanley Analysts: Watch For NFT Collapse After Terra UST/Luna Liquidation. moguldom.com Morgan Stanley analysts warn that NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and other digital assets could fall after the third-largest stablecoin, TerraUSD (UST), collapsed, leading to increased uncertainty and instability. TerraUSD (UST), called a stablecoin because of its reliance on a stable asset such as a U.S. dollar, lost its dollar peg on May 9, falling to as …

Fight Back (2022-05-16). Philippines: Duterte and Marcos are stealing the elections. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Communist Party of the Philippines. | The Marcoses and the Dutertes, in collusion with the tyrant's henchmen in the Commission on Elections (Comelec), are robbing the 2022 elections right before the very eyes of the Filipino people. The stealing is being carried out brazenly by rigging the automated elections and the Comelec's "unofficial quick count" fed to the media, to perpetuate the six-year Duterte tyranny and bring back the thieving Marcoses to power. | The almost nightly mass rallies of hundreds of thousands of people across the coun…

Isheka N. Harrison (2022-05-16). Famous 'Good Times' Painting Sells for $15 Million To Black Hedge Fund Manager Bill Perkins. moguldom.com Iconic artist Ernie Barnes' famous painting "The Sugar Shack," which appeared on the 1970s TV sitcom "Good Times" and one of Marvin Gayes' album covers, sold for $15.3 million to hedge fund manager and entrepreneur Bill Perkins. A Houston-based energy trader and amateur poker player, Perkins outbid more than 22 bidders at Christie's auction house …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-16). 15,000-troop war games in Estonia include missile drills. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukrainian News AgencyMay 16, 2022 Major Military Exercises Involving 10 Countries Start In Estonia The extensive Siil 2022 exercises, with more than 15,000 military personnel from 10 countries taking part, begin today in Estonia. This was reported by the Estonian Defense Forces, European Pravda writes. About 7,100 reservists, 2, 0 conscripts, 2,000 contract soldiers and 4,200 …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-16). Greece: Swiss warplanes in NATO exercise will deploy for Davos World Economic Forum. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOAllied Air CommandMay 13, 2022 Swiss F/A-18 jets train with NATO Tigers to be ready for real-world missions From May, 9—13, NATO Partner Switzerland participated with five F/A-18 fighter aircraft in the NATO Tiger Meet 2022 in Greece to benefit from common tactics, techniques and procedures and large force employment drills. The annual NATO Tiger …

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-16). NATO doubles members since 1999, completes sweep of Nordic nations. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Helsingin SanomatMay 16, 2022 Sweden applies for NATO membership, aiming to submit an application at the same time as Finland On Sunday, Finland made the decision to apply for membership of the military alliance NATO. Sweden made the same decision on Monday. Haavisto on Sweden's NATO decision: "Feels very good" Minister of Foreign Affairs Pekka …

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