Daily Archives: May 11, 2020

2020-05-11: News Headlines

RT (2020-05-11). ÔªøPaid holidays end May 12, Russia to start gradually easing coronavirus quarantine measures — Putin. rt.com Russia will begin to ease its coronavirus-related restrictions, President Vladimir Putin has announced. The exit from the partial lockdown will be gradual and not too fast, he added. | "Starting from tomorrow, May 12, the joint non-working period for the whole country and for all the sectors of its economy ends," Putin said during a televised speech on Monday. | But the fight against the epidemic does not end. The danger persists, even in areas where the situation is relatively safe. | The non-working period was announced in Russia in late March and has been extended several times since then. | The conclusion…

RT (2020-05-11). German media watchdog rejects Browder's complaint against Spiegel over Magnitsky story report, says his own narrative lacks proof. rt.com Bill Browder's complaint against Der Spiegel for questioning the story he used to push for anti-Russian sanctions has backfired, with Germany's Press Council concluding his own position is far from being an "indisputable fact." | "We cannot agree with your analysis, in which you criticize the allegations made by the author," the German Press Council — a monitoring organization formed by major German publishers and journalistic associations — said in its response to Browder's team, as it rejected the complaint against one of Germany's major news media outlets. | The papers detailing the council's deci…

RT (2020-05-11). 'Pure provocation': Moscow fumes as Czech media names diplomat a ricin courier in alleged assassination plot. rt.com The Czech media has outed an employee of a Russian foreign aid agency as a suspect in an assassination plot against Prague officials. The agency called the allegations "pure provocation." | "Our representative is a young man fluent in Czech, who is fond of the country and loves it," Head of Rossotrudnichestvo Eleonora Mitrofanova told Ria Novosti. "This is baseless pure provocation on the part of the Czech authorities." | Mitrofanova's agency acts to further cultural ties and humanitarian projects. But one of its employees, Andrey Konchakov, is now at the center of a diplomatic scandal between Russia and the C…

RT (2020-05-11). Moscow reports a sharp rise in 'excess' April deaths as Covid-19 continues to spread in Russia. rt.com As the coronavirus pandemic shows no signs of abating, grim April statistics from Russia's capital show an 18% rise in deaths from the same month last year, and a 10% increase compared to the corresponding period in 2018. | The preliminary

Aaron Maté (2020-05-11). Bombshell: Crowdstrike admits 'no evidence' Russia stole emails from DNC server. thegrayzone.com Crowdstrike, the firm behind the Russian email hacking allegation at the core of Russiagate, makes a bombshell admission: "We did…

Stephen Lendman (2020-05-11). Reinventing History a US Specialty. The Role of the Soviet Union In Defeating Nazi Germany. globalresearch.ca The power of endlessly repeated propaganda gets most people to believe almost anything — especially when pounded into the public consciousness by press agent establishment media. | In the US, they're mouthpieces for monied interests and the imperial state. Following government …

teleSUR (2020-05-11). China: New COVID-19 Outbreak Spreads Concern. telesurenglish.net A new coronavirus outbreak in Shulan, a Chinese city near the Russian border, and a spate of cases in Wuhan has prompted fears of a fresh wave of infections in China. | RELATED: | According to Chinese authorities, Shulan is at high risk. A family cluster was diagnosed with COVID-19, after having contact with a woman with no known history of travel or exposure to the virus. | The news were given a week after China designated a…

en.mehrnews (2020-05-11). US practically in total isolation on JCPOA in IAEA Board of Governors: Ulyanov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Rejecting the US claims on the nuclear deal with Iran, Russia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Mikhail Ulyanov said that many countries are of a different view.

Christopher Black (2020-05-11). May 9th World War II Commemoration: Russian Victory, NATO Defeat. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on New Eastern Outlook in July 2015. | On February 2nd, 1943, the 6th German Army, under the command of Field Marshall Von Paulus, and elements of the 4th Panzer Army, surrendered to the Red Army …

en.mehrnews (2020-05-11). Quadrilateral coop. on anti-terrorism measures in Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Iraq's Joint Operations Command spokesman Major General Tahsin al-Khafaji announced on Monday that his country's security forces are conducting security coordination against terrorism with Iran, Russia, and Syria.

Prof Susan Babbitt (2020-05-11). Bees and the "Eternally Not Talked About" globalresearch.ca Dostoevsky said former seminarians (which included many Russian radicals then) were "too complete, too hostile, too sharp and therefore too limited." That is, they were limited precisely by being too complete, by fitting all the pieces together, in a tight-fitting …

Staff (2020-05-11). Richard Spencer Is Trying to Stage a Comeback Using a Russian Payment Platform. truthout.org While a lot of ink has been spilled about the "

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-11). New House Documents Sow Further Doubt That Russia Hacked the DNC. strategic-culture.org For two and a half years the House Intelligence Committee knew CrowdStrike didn't have the goods on Russia. Now the public knows too. | Ray McGOVERN | House Intelligence Committee documents released Thursday reveal that the committee was told two and half years ago that the FBI had no concrete evidence that Russia hacked Democratic National Committee computers to filch the DNC emails published by WikiLeaks in July 2016. | The until-now-buried, closed-door testimony came on Dec. 5, 2017 from Shawn Henry, a protege of former FBI Director Robert Mueller (from 2001 to 2012), for whom Henry served as head of the Burea…

Binoy Kampmark (2020-05-11). Patriotic Vaccines: The Divided Coronavirus Cause. dissidentvoice.org When it comes to the politics of medicine and disease, the United States has always attempted to steal the limelight, while adding the now faded colouring of universal human welfare. In 1965, Washington pledged financial and technical support to the international effort to eradicate smallpox, though the initiative had initially been spurred by the Soviet …

The Commonwealth Club (2020-05-11). Nuclear Weapons: Stopping the War That No One Wants (livestream). indybay.org Online via livestream…

John Krzyzaniak (2020-05-11). Nuclear Weapons: The Anatomy of a U.S. STRATCOM "Disinfographic" globalresearch.ca United States Strategic Command, the branch of the US military responsible for the nation's nuclear weapons, recently released an

en.mehrnews (2020-05-11). State JCPOA goes down in history: Expediency Council sec. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA) — Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaei said that Iran's nuclear deal, known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA] has gone down in history.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-11). It is legal charade to claim right out of US name in Resolution 2231: ex-diplomat. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — A former diplomat says it is legally "absurd" that the US claims it is still a participant to the 2015 nuclear deal just because its name is mentioned in UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which endorses the pact.

Robert Koehler (2020-05-11). Can we Achieve Nuclear Adulthood? counterpunch.org "I'll never tire of repeating: We need to demilitarize world affairs, international politics and political thinking." What if a world leader — someone with extraordinary power, even, my God, control over nuclear weapons — were to talk this way? Well, this is as close as we can get for now. The words are those of

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-10). Russian Journalists Accuse NY Times of Stealing Stories That Earned It Pulitzer Prize — for Second Time. strategic-culture.org The New York Times has apparently stolen its Pulitzer Prize-winning stories from Russian journalists — the same liberal anti-Putin reporters its correspondents have lionized | Ben NORTON | The New York Times has been accused for a second time of stealing major scoops from Russian journalists. One of those stories won the Times a Pulitzer Prize this May. | The journalists who have accused the Times of taking their work without credit also happen to be the same liberal media crusaders against Vladimir Putin that Western correspondents at the Times and other mainstream outlets have cast as persecuted heroes.

RT (2020-05-10). Elon Musk resorts to insults in RUSSIAN to defend capitalism. rt.com As Elon Musk sues Californian authorities for stopping a Tesla factory from reopening, he has found a somewhat novel way of dealing with his critics — dismissing them with short Russian insults. | The target of Musk's Cyrillic ire is Robert Reich, an economist and labor secretary under the Clinton administration. A well-known proponent of fairer distribution of wealth, Reich shared a story about the Tesla CEO's plans for legal action in the Golden State with the comment: "Elon Musk threatens to take away people's jobs unless he's allowed to risk their health. Capitalism at its worst." | Elon Musk threate…

RT (2020-05-10). At least 9 dead after blaze traps bedridden patients in hospice outside Moscow. rt.com At least nine people have died after fire ripped through part of a Russian nursing home, leaving around 20 immobile patients trapped inside the facility as it was engulfed by flames. It's unclear what sparked the blaze. | The fire, which erupted shortly after midnight local time, spread to an area of approximately 15 square meters (160 square feet) before it was extinguished by firefighters. | The private care home, operating as a hospice, houses dozens of patients. It's located in Krasnogorsk, northwest of Moscow. | –í –ø–æ–¥–º–æ—&Ar…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-10). Victory Day and the continuing battle against Fascism. peoplesdispatch.org Victory Day marks the surrender of Nazi Germany during World War II. However, today, Neo-Nazi movements continue to thrive in Europe even as there are concerted attempts to deny the role of the Soviet Union in the defeat of Germany. The people, however, are in the forefront of the struggle against these groups.

I.V. Sta (2020-05-09). Eyewitness: Russia's 70th V-Day. liberationnews.org In addition to beautiful parades, fireworks and concerts, I was able to witness multitudes of people sharing with each other something wholly priceless: the gratitude of being alive thanks to those who fought fascism.

Stephen Lendman (2020-05-10). The Great Russiagate Hoax Exposed. Geopolitical Transition to Chinagate… globalresearch.ca Hoaxes are easy to detect. When accusations lack credible supportive evidence, they baseless. | Not a shred of evidence about alleged Russian US election meddling was ever presented by Washington's intelligence community, the House, Senate, or farcical Robert Mueller probe. | Russiagate …

Zero Hedge (2020-05-11). Pompeo Likens Iran To Nazis On 2nd Anniversary Of US Nuclear Deal Exit. iranian.com Perhaps attempting to ensure the anti-Iran 'maximum pressure' campaign remains front and center, even in the midst of a pandemic and historic unemployment, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has resorted to the one of the most common — and we might note laziest — labels for America's 'enemies'. In official statements Saturday, and on the same day Russia and …

Global Research News (2020-05-11). Selected Articles: Catholic Clergy Warns that COVID-19 Is Used as "Pretext" to "Control People" globalresearch.ca A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | | | If, like us, this is a …

sputniknews (2020-05-11). 'Obamagate': Trump Calls Out 'Biggest Political Crime' in US History Over Michael Flynn Case. sputniknews.com Michael Flynn is one of the few Trump associates who have been convicted as part of the Mueller investigation into an alleged conspiracy between the US president and Russia. That probe, which dominated the headlines for more than two years, failed to establish a link between Trump and Moscow.

sputniknews (2020-05-11). MH17 Trial: Russian Phantom Buk in Ukraine. sputniknews.com MH17 flew out of reach of all anti-aircraft known to Dutch military intelligence, leaked documents show. This may have consequences for those who are being tried in The Netherlands for having downed the passenger plane with a Russian Buk-TELAR.

sputniknews (2020-05-11). Russian President Putin Holds Meeting on the Coronavirus Situation in Russia – Video. sputniknews.com Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a meeting on the coronavirus situation in the country via videoconference.

Whitney Webb (2020-05-09). Whitney Webb: Bioterror War Games, DARPA, Technocracy & COVID-1984. thealtworld.com Hard-hitting investigative journalist Whitney Webb discusses the numerous bioterror war game simulations that took place prior to Covid-19 being declared a pandemic. | She describes the work of DARPA and how numerous science fiction-like technologies are being deployed such as DNA-altering vaccines and brain-machine interfaces for soldiers. She discusses the artificial intelligence and technocracy being promoted as a solution to Covid-19 and gives her thoughts on the US-China "New Cold War" narrative and how it may not be what it seems.

Fight Back (2020-05-09). On the passing of Michael Lucas, immigrant organizer and friend of Soviet people. fightbacknews.org Michael Lucas, editor of Northstar Compass and leader of the International Council for Friendship and Solidarity with the Soviet People, died in Toronto on May 4. He was 94. | Lucas was a fixture of the Canadian left for decades, especially among communities of progressive immigrants from Eastern Europe and Russia. He was longtime head of the Society of Carpatho-Russian Canadians. A musician, Lucas was deeply committed to preserving and sharing the culture and traditions of his people. Throughout his long life, he was a staunch supporter of socialism and the anti-fascist traditions of the Soviet Union. | "He work…

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-09). Victory Day — As Franklin Roosevelt Would Have Seen It. strategic-culture.org A Cold War or global competition was NOT U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's vision for…

The Iranian (2020-05-09). Operation Ajax: CIA Oil Coup in Iran. iranian.com Via The Cold War Our series on the history of the Cold War period continues with a documentary on the Iranian Coup of 1953 against the prime minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh and the so-called operation Ajax conducted by the American and British in support of the oil interests and the shah regime. This coup …

RT (2020-05-08). Trump says 'sick man' Comey and 'Sleepy Joe' Biden tried to take him down, warns 'it's all coming out'. rt.com A day after the Justice Department dropped charges against Gen. Michael Flynn, President Trump is accusing Joe Biden and a host of Obama administration officials of trying to sabotage his presidency, saying "it's all coming out." | The Justice Department on Thursday dropped its charges against former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn. One of the first Trump officials ensnared in the FBI's 'Russiagate' probe, Flynn's charges were nixed after it emerged that the FBI pushed him to lie in an interview, and kept their investigation open knowing that they had no evidence of wrongdoing. | In a phone interv…

T.J. Coles (2020-05-08). The Plot to Blame China for COVID-19. counterpunch.org The Trump lot—Steve Bannon, Peter Navarro, Mike Pompeo—and their media cheerleaders are as fanatically anti-China as the Biden crew is anti-Russia. Just like George W. Bush's WMD lies in the early-2000s, there is a developing timeline of Trumpian efforts to bend intelligence on COVID to the administration's anti-China policy. TARGET: CHINA In the 1980s, the

RT (2020-05-08). White House accuses FBI of 'MANUFACTURING CRIME' in case against General Flynn. rt.com The war of words between the White House and the James Comey-era FBI has intensified, with Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany accusing the agency of "manufacturing" a criminal case against Michael Flynn. | President Donald Trump's original National Security Adviser, retired General Michael Flynn, was the first and most prominent White House official ensnared by the FBI's 'Russiagate' investigation. Flynn was fired in early 2017 and later pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. | The Department of Justice dropped its charges against Flynn on Thursday, after…

People's World (2020-05-08). Final days of the war against fascism—from the Daily Worker archives. peoplesworld.org 75 years after the defeat of Hitler and the fall of fascism in Europe, we present highlights from those historic days as they were covered in the pages of the Daily Worker, predecessor of People's World. From the historic meeting of U.S. and Soviet troops at the Elbe River in late April 1945 to the …

Nadezhda Azhgikhina (2020-05-08). Freedom of Speech Is Under the Gun as the Virus Spreads in Russia. thenation.com Freedom of Speech Is Under the Gun as the Virus Spreads in Russia…

Staff (2020-05-07). How Russia Became the Next COVID-19 Hot Spot: Infection Rate Soars with 10,000 New Cases Each Day. democracynow.org We go to Moscow for an update on the pandemic in Russia, where the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, with at least 10,000 new cases a day and the second-highest infection rate in the world, and more than 100 medical workers have died fighting the virus, and many have reported lack of personal protective equipment. Meanwhile, three Russian healthcare workers mysteriously fell from hospital windows over the past two weeks. Two died, and the one who is hospitalized had posted a video online to note the lack of medical equipment and said he had to keep working despite testing positive. We speak with Joshua Yaffa, Mos…

RT (2020-05-07). 'Never saw any direct evidence': Clapper admission torpedoes Democrat push to revive Trump-Russia conspiracy with transcript dump. rt.com House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff has published all the transcripts of 'Russiagate' interviews he had kept secret, blaming President Donald Trump for the delay, but their content belied his conspiracy narrative. | Schiff (D-California) published on Thursday afternoon While it will take time to sift through the thousands of pages, some of the jui…

RT (2020-05-07). 'America needs you!' Comey rallies anti-Trump #Resistance amid meltdown over DOJ dropping Flynn case. rt.com The Justice Department's dropping of charges against former National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn unleashed a torrent of liberal rage. Among those seething at the Trump administration was former FBI chief James Comey. | Flynn was one of the first Trump officials to be targeted by the FBI's 'Russiagate' probe, and pleaded guilty in 2017 of lying to the Bureau about his communications with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. | Also on rt.com | | However, the Dep…

Staff (2020-05-05). Headlines for May 5, 2020. democracynow.org Dire Forecasts Warn U.S. Death Toll Could Surge in Coming Weeks as States Move to Relax Restrictions, China Rebukes Trump Admin Claim That Coronavirus Was Man-Made, Report Says Brooklyn Jail Destroying Medical Records to Hide Toll of COVID-19, J. Crew Files for Bankruptcy, Betsy DeVos Sued for Garnishing Wages of Student Loan Holders During Pandemic, EU, World Leaders Pledge Billions to Fund Coronavirus Vaccine; U.S. Sits Out, Questions Raised After 3 Doctors in Russia Fall from Hospital Windows, U.K. May Have Second-Highest Coronavirus Death Toll; France Identifies COVID-19 Case from December, Venezuela Detains…

Gareth Porter (2020-04-30). With apparently fabricated nuclear documents, Netanyahu pushed the US towards war with Iran. thegrayzone.com An investigation of supposed Iranian nuclear documents presented in a dramatically staged Netanyahu press conference indicates they were an Israeli…

Jon Rainwater (2020-04-23). A Myriad of Ways to Wage Peace During These Times. peaceaction.org As we shelter in our homes to protect ourselves from this global pandemic, we wanted to share some of the many ways you can remain active and impactful in the work for a more peaceful world. Peace Action has long been a leader in organizing international conferences, marches, and rallies around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty …

Paul Dobson (2020-03-30). Rosneft Dodges US Sanctions by Transferring Venezuela Operations to Russian State Firm. venezuelanalysis.com Moscow insists that its support for the Venezuelan government and role in its oil industry will remain unchanged.

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Reinventing History a US Specialty. The Role of the Soviet Union In Defeating Nazi Germany
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-11
The power of endlessly repeated propaganda gets most people to believe almost anything

Bombshell: Crowdstrike admits 'no evidence' Russia stole emails from DNC server
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2020-05-11
Crowdstrike, the firm behind the Russian email hacking allegation at the core of Russiagate, makes a bombshell admission: "We did…
thegrayzone.com/2020/05/11/bombshell-crowdstrike-admits-no-evidence-russia-stole-emails-from-dnc-server/

Moscow reports a sharp rise in 'excess' April deaths as Covid-19 continues to spread in Russia
rt.com | 2020-05-11
As the coronavirus pandemic shows no signs of abating, grim April statistics from Russia's capital show an 18% rise in deaths from the same month last year, and a 10% increase compared to the corresponding period in 2018. | The preliminary figures from Moscow's Civil Registry Office show that 11,846 people died in April 2020, compared to 10,005 twelve months previously, and 10,825 the year before that. The
rt.com/russia/488368-moscow-rise-covid-deaths/

China: New COVID-19 Outbreak Spreads Concern
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-11
A new coronavirus outbreak in Shulan, a Chinese city near the Russian border, and a spate of cases in Wuhan has prompted fears of a fresh wave of infections in China. | RELATED: | China: Middle School Students Return to Classes in Wuhan | According to Chinese authorities, Shulan is at high risk. A family cluster was diagnosed with COVID-19, after having contact with a woman with no known history of travel or exposure to the virus. | The news were given a week after China designated a…
telesurenglish.net/news/china-new-covid19-outbreaks-spreads-concern-20200511-0008.html

May 9th World War II Commemoration: Russian Victory, NATO Defeat
Christopher Black | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-11
This article was originally published on New Eastern Outlook in July 2015. | On February 2nd, 1943, the 6th German Army, under the command of Field Marshall Von Paulus, and elements of the 4th Panzer Army, surrendered to the Red Army …
globalresearch.ca/may-9th-commemoration-russian-victory-nato-defeat/5712413

China: New COVID-19 Outbreak Spreads Concern
telesurenglish.net | 2020-05-11
A new coronavirus outbreak in Shulan, a Chinese city near the Russian border, and a spate of cases in Wuhan has prompted fears of a fresh wave of infections in China. | RELATED: | China: Middle School Students Return to Classes in Wuhan | According to Chinese authorities, Shulan is at high risk. A family cluster was diagnosed with COVID-19, after having contact with a woman with no known history of travel or exposure to the virus. | The news were given a week after China designated a…
telesurenglish.net/news/china-new-covid19-outbreaks-spreads-concern-20200511-0008.html

US practically in total isolation on JCPOA in IAEA Board of Governors: Ulyanov
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-11
TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA)

'Pure provocation': Moscow fumes as Czech media names diplomat a ricin courier in alleged assassination plot
rt.com | 2020-05-11
The Czech media has outed an employee of a Russian foreign aid agency as a suspect in an assassination plot against Prague officials. The agency called the allegations "pure provocation." | "Our representative is a young man fluent in Czech, who is fond of the country and loves it," Head of Rossotrudnichestvo Eleonora Mitrofanova told Ria Novosti. "This is baseless pure provocation on the part of the Czech authorities." | Mitrofanova's agency acts to further cultural ties and humanitarian projects. But one of its employees, Andrey Konchakov, is now at the center of a diplomatic scandal between Russia and the C…
rt.com/news/488345-prague-ricin-courier-outed/

Richard Spencer Is Trying to Stage a Comeback Using a Russian Payment Platform
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-11
While a lot of ink has been spilled about the " fall of the 'alt-right'" after the "Unite the Right" catastrophe in 2017, organized white nationalism's recent decline may ultimately prove to be only a temporary setback. The "alt-right" (white nationalist) movement in the U.S. has been punctuated by starts and stops, and fascist thought leaders like Richard Spencer have always found ways back into t…
truthout.org/articles/richard-spencer-is-trying-to-stage-a-comeback-using-a-russian-payment-platform/

Quadrilateral coop. on anti-terrorism measures in Iraq
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-11
TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA)

German media watchdog rejects Browder's complaint against Spiegel over Magnitsky story report, says his own narrative lacks proof
rt.com | 2020-05-11
Bill Browder's complaint against Der Spiegel for questioning the story he used to push for anti-Russian sanctions has backfired, with Germany's Press Council concluding his own position is far from being an "indisputable fact." | "We cannot agree with your analysis, in which you criticize the allegations made by the author," the German Press Council

Bees and the "Eternally Not Talked About"
Prof Susan Babbitt | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-11
Dostoevsky said former seminarians (which included many Russian radicals then) were "too complete, too hostile, too sharp and therefore too limited." That is, they were limited precisely by being too complete, by fitting all the pieces together, in a tight-fitting …
globalresearch.ca/bees-eternally-not-talked-about/5712422

New House Documents Sow Further Doubt That Russia Hacked the DNC
Andrey Areshev | strategic-culture.org | 2020-05-11
For two and a half years the House Intelligence Committee knew CrowdStrike didn't have the goods on Russia. Now the public knows too. | Ray McGOVERN | House Intelligence Committee documents released Thursday reveal that the committee was told two and half years ago that the FBI had no concrete evidence that Russia hacked Democratic National Committee computers to filch the DNC emails published by WikiLeaks in July 2016. | The until-now-buried, closed-door testimony came on Dec. 5, 2017 from Shawn Henry, a protege of former FBI Director Robert Mueller (from 2001 to 2012), for whom Henry served as head of the Burea…
strategic-culture.org/news/2020/05/11/new-house-documents-sow-further-doubt-that-russia-hacked-dnc/

Patriotic Vaccines: The Divided Coronavirus Cause
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-11
When it comes to the politics of medicine and disease, the United States has always attempted to steal the limelight, while adding the now faded colouring of universal human welfare. In 1965, Washington pledged financial and technical support to the international effort to eradicate smallpox, though the initiative had initially been spurred by the Soviet …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/05/patriotic-vaccines-the-divided-coronavirus-cause/

Nuclear Weapons: Stopping the War That No One Wants (livestream)
The Commonwealth Club | indybay.org | 2020-05-11
Online via livestream…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/11/18832982.php

State JCPOA goes down in history: Expediency Council sec
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-11
TEHRAN, May 12 (MNA)

Nuclear Weapons: The Anatomy of a U.S. STRATCOM "Disinfographic"
John Krzyzaniak | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-11
United States Strategic Command, the branch of the US military responsible for the nation's nuclear weapons, recently released an imperially misleading infographic on Twitter. The graphic is confused–not only about when to use bold typeface, but also about the …
globalresearch.ca/anatomy-stratcom-disinfographic/5712442

Can we Achieve Nuclear Adulthood?
Robert Koehler | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-11
"I'll never tire of repeating: We need to demilitarize world affairs, international politics and political thinking." What if a world leader

It is legal charade to claim right out of US name in Resolution 2231: ex-diplomat
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-11
TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA)

Asparagus and bombers
Victor Grossman | mronline.org | 2020-05-11
While prices and recipes for asparagus, dates and restrictions for re-opening dominated the media and many conversations, a far more significant matter found little attention. Ever since 1955 an estimated twenty American nuclear bombs have been stored underground at the U.S. Air Force base in Bàºchel in Rhineland. A German politician recently proposed spending $3 …
mronline.org/2020/05/11/asparagus-and-bombers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=asparagus-and-bombers

At least 9 dead after blaze traps bedridden patients in hospice outside Moscow
rt.com | 2020-05-10
At least nine people have died after fire ripped through part of a Russian nursing home, leaving around 20 immobile patients trapped inside the facility as it was engulfed by flames. It's unclear what sparked the blaze. | The fire, which erupted shortly after midnight local time, spread to an area of approximately 15 square meters (160 square feet) before it was extinguished by firefighters. | The private care home, operating as a hospice, houses dozens of patients. It's located in Krasnogorsk, northwest of Moscow. | –í –ø–æ–¥–º–æ–&Ar…
rt.com/russia/488332-fire-hospice-moscow-killed/

Elon Musk resorts to insults in RUSSIAN to defend capitalism
rt.com | 2020-05-10
As Elon Musk sues Californian authorities for stopping a Tesla factory from reopening, he has found a somewhat novel way of dealing with his critics

Victory Day and the continuing battle against Fascism
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-10
Victory Day marks the surrender of Nazi Germany during World War II. However, today, Neo-Nazi movements continue to thrive in Europe even as there are concerted attempts to deny the role of the Soviet Union in the defeat of Germany. The people, however, are in the forefront of the struggle against these groups.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/10/victory-day-and-the-continuing-battle-against-fascism/

Victory Day and the continuing battle against Fascism
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-10
Victory Day marks the surrender of Nazi Germany during World War II. However, today, Neo-Nazi movements continue to thrive in Europe even as there are concerted attempts to deny the role of the Soviet Union in the defeat of Germany. The people, however, are in the forefront of the struggle against these groups.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/10/victory-day-and-the-continuing-battle-against-fascism/

The Great Russiagate Hoax Exposed. Geopolitical Transition to Chinagate
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-10
Hoaxes are easy to detect. When accusations lack credible supportive evidence, they baseless. | Not a shred of evidence about alleged Russian US election meddling was ever presented by Washington's intelligence community, the House, Senate, or farcical Robert Mueller probe. | Russiagate …
globalresearch.ca/russiagate-hoax-exposed/5712334

Pompeo Likens Iran To Nazis On 2nd Anniversary Of US Nuclear Deal Exit
Zero Hedge | iranian.com | 2020-05-11
Perhaps attempting to ensure the anti-Iran 'maximum pressure' campaign remains front and center, even in the midst of a pandemic and historic unemployment, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has resorted to the one of the most common

Selected Articles: Catholic Clergy Warns that COVID-19 Is Used as "Pretext" to "Control People"
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-11
A future without independent media leaves us with an upside down reality where according to the corporate media "NATO deserves a Nobel Peace Prize", and where "nuclear weapons and wars make us safer" | | | If, like us, this is a …
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-three-cardinals-join-global-appeal-decrying-crackdown-on-basic-freedoms-over-coronavirus/5712496

MH17 Trial: Russian Phantom Buk in Ukraine
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-11
MH17 flew out of reach of all anti-aircraft known to Dutch military intelligence, leaked documents show. This may have consequences for those who are being tried in The Netherlands for having downed the passenger plane with a Russian Buk-TELAR.
sputniknews.com/columnists/202005111079268352-mh17-trial–russian-phantom-buk-in-ukraine-/

Russian President Putin Holds Meeting on the Coronavirus Situation in Russia – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-11
Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a meeting on the coronavirus situation in the country via videoconference.
sputniknews.com/russia/202005111079267947-russian-president-putin-holds-meeting-on-the-coronavirus-situation-in-russia—video/

'Obamagate': Trump Calls Out 'Biggest Political Crime' in US History Over Michael Flynn Case
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-11
Michael Flynn is one of the few Trump associates who have been convicted as part of the Mueller investigation into an alleged conspiracy between the US president and Russia. That probe, which dominated the headlines for more than two years, failed to establish a link between Trump and Moscow.
sputniknews.com/us/202005111079270175-obamagate-trump-calls-out-biggest-political-crime-in-us-history-over-michael-flynn-case/

Whitney Webb: Bioterror War Games, DARPA, Technocracy & COVID-1984
Whitney Webb | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-09
Hard-hitting investigative journalist Whitney Webb discusses the numerous bioterror war game simulations that took place prior to Covid-19 being declared a pandemic. | She describes the work of DARPA and how numerous science fiction-like technologies are being deployed such as DNA-altering vaccines and brain-machine interfaces for soldiers. She discusses the artificial intelligence and technocracy being promoted as a solution to Covid-19 and gives her thoughts on the US-China "New Cold War" narrative and how it may not be what it seems.

Whitney Webb: Bioterror War Games, DARPA, Technocracy & COVID-1984

On the passing of Michael Lucas, immigrant organizer and friend of Soviet people
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-09
Michael Lucas, editor of Northstar Compass and leader of the International Council for Friendship and Solidarity with the Soviet People, died in Toronto on May 4. He was 94. | Lucas was a fixture of the Canadian left for decades, especially among communities of progressive immigrants from Eastern Europe and Russia. He was longtime head of the Society of Carpatho-Russian Canadians. A musician, Lucas was deeply committed to preserving and sharing the culture and traditions of his people. Throughout his long life, he was a staunch supporter of socialism and the anti-fascist traditions of the Soviet Union. | "He work…
fightbacknews.org/2020/5/9/passing-michael-lucas-immigrant-organizer-and-friend-soviet-people

Eyewitness: Russia's 70th V-Day
I.V. Sta | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-09
In addition to beautiful parades, fireworks and concerts, I was able to witness multitudes of people sharing with each other something wholly priceless: the gratitude of being alive thanks to those who fought fascism.
liberationnews.org/eyewitness-russias-70th-v-day-2/

Operation Ajax: CIA Oil Coup in Iran
The Iranian | iranian.com | 2020-05-09
Via The Cold War Our series on the history of the Cold War period continues with a documentary on the Iranian Coup of 1953 against the prime minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh and the so-called operation Ajax conducted by the American and British in support of the oil interests and the shah regime. This coup …
iranian.com/2020/05/09/operation-ajax-cia-oil-coup-in-iran/

Trump says 'sick man' Comey and 'Sleepy Joe' Biden tried to take him down, warns 'it's all coming out'
rt.com | 2020-05-08
A day after the Justice Department dropped charges against Gen. Michael Flynn, President Trump is accusing Joe Biden and a host of Obama administration officials of trying to sabotage his presidency, saying "it's all coming out." | The Justice Department on Thursday dropped its charges against former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn. One of the first Trump officials ensnared in the FBI's 'Russiagate' probe, Flynn's charges were nixed after it emerged that the FBI pushed him to lie in an interview, and kept their investigation open knowing that they had no evidence of wrongdoing. | In a phone interv…
rt.com/usa/488182-trump-biden-russia-coming-out/

The Plot to Blame China for COVID-19
T.J. Coles | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-08
The Trump lot–Steve Bannon, Peter Navarro, Mike Pompeo–and their media cheerleaders are as fanatically anti-China as the Biden crew is anti-Russia. Just like George W. Bush's WMD lies in the early-2000s, there is a developing timeline of Trumpian efforts to bend intelligence on COVID to the administration's anti-China policy. TARGET: CHINA In the 1980s, the…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/08/the-plot-to-blame-china-for-covid-19/

Freedom of Speech Is Under the Gun as the Virus Spreads in Russia
Nadezhda Azhgikhina | thenation.com | 2020-05-08
Freedom of Speech Is Under the Gun as the Virus Spreads in Russia…
thenation.com/article/world/free-speech-russia-coronavirus/

White House accuses FBI of 'MANUFACTURING CRIME' in case against General Flynn
rt.com | 2020-05-08
The war of words between the White House and the James Comey-era FBI has intensified, with Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany accusing the agency of "manufacturing" a criminal case against Michael Flynn. | President Donald Trump's original National Security Adviser, retired General Michael Flynn, was the first and most prominent White House official ensnared by the FBI's 'Russiagate' investigation. Flynn was fired in early 2017 and later pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. | The Department of Justice dropped its charges against Flynn on Thursday, after…
rt.com/usa/488200-flynn-fbi-manufactured-crime-white-house/

Final days of the war against fascism–from the Daily Worker archives
People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-08
75 years after the defeat of Hitler and the fall of fascism in Europe, we present highlights from those historic days as they were covered in the pages of the Daily Worker, predecessor of People's World. From the historic meeting of U.S. and Soviet troops at the Elbe River in late April 1945 to the …
peoplesworld.org/article/final-days-of-the-war-against-fascism-from-the-daily-worker-archives/

How Russia Became the Next COVID-19 Hot Spot: Infection Rate Soars with 10,000 New Cases Each Day
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-07
We go to Moscow for an update on the pandemic in Russia, where the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, with at least 10,000 new cases a day and the second-highest infection rate in the world, and more than 100 medical workers have died fighting the virus, and many have reported lack of personal protective equipment. Meanwhile, three Russian healthcare workers mysteriously fell from hospital windows over the past two weeks. Two died, and the one who is hospitalized had posted a video online to note the lack of medical equipment and said he had to keep working despite testing positive. We speak with Joshua Yaffa, Mos…
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/7/russia_spike_in_coronavirus_cases_joshua

'Never saw any direct evidence': Clapper admission torpedoes Democrat push to revive Trump-Russia conspiracy with transcript dump
rt.com | 2020-05-07
House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff has published all the transcripts of 'Russiagate' interviews he had kept secret, blaming President Donald Trump for the delay, but their content belied his conspiracy narrative. | Schiff (D-California) published on Thursday afternoon more than 50 interviews his committee had conducted over the past three years in pursuit of proof that Trump "colluded" with Russia to win the presidency in 2016. | While it will take time to sift through the thousands of pages, some of the jui…
rt.com/usa/488088-schiff-transcripts-russiagate-clapper/

'America needs you!' Comey rallies anti-Trump #Resistance amid meltdown over DOJ dropping Flynn case
rt.com | 2020-05-07
The Justice Department's dropping of charges against former National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn unleashed a torrent of liberal rage. Among those seething at the Trump administration was former FBI chief James Comey. | Flynn was one of the first Trump officials to be targeted by the FBI's 'Russiagate' probe, and pleaded guilty in 2017 of lying to the Bureau about his communications with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. | Also on rt.com | | End of Russiagate? DOJ drops case against Trump adviser Flynn that started 'witch hunt' | However, the Dep…
rt.com/usa/488085-comey-rallies-liberals-doj-flynn/

Survivor of Nazis' Leningrad siege now helps needy during pandemic
Irina Titova | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-07
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP)–As a child during the Nazi siege of Leningrad during World War II, Galina Yakovleva learned how to make the best of fearful times. Today, she's using those lessons as she brings food and supplies to needy people locked down in the coronavirus pandemic. The 80-year-old drives a white minivan every day …
peoplesworld.org/article/survivor-of-nazis-leningrad-siege-now-helps-needy-during-pandemic/