2021-05-07: News Headlines

Busra Cicek, Daniel Falcone (2021-05-07). The Fascinating Memoir of a "Citizen Pilgrim": Q&A with Richard Falk. counterpunch.org Richard Falk, the well-known international relations scholar, taught at Princeton University for four decades. Starting in 2002 he has taught Global and International Studies at UC Santa Barbara. Falk is also a chair for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. This lengthy interview is about his latest book, a memoir, Public Intellectual: The Life of a Citizen Pilgrim, that explores his

Global Research News (2021-05-07). Selected Articles: As NATO Summit Approaches: Will Biden Keep U.S. Nuclear Weapons in Turkey? globalresearch.ca By It has been estimated that the Pentagon maintains 50 B61 tactical nuclear weapons at the ƒ∞ncirlik Air Base in the country …

Anonymous007 (2021-05-07). Nuclear Troubleshoot: U.S. Minuteman III ICBM Shuts Itself Off During Final Countdown. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 5th, the US Air Force said that it had canceled a launch of an unarmed Minuteman III nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test. | The reason is that the missile simply turned itself off during final countdown before being launched. | The intercontinental ballistic missile that was to be fired from an underground silo at the coastal base, "experienced a ground abort prior to launch," the service said in a release."During terminal countdown, the missile compute…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-07). Nuclear Troubleshoot: U.S. Minuteman III ICBM Shuts Itself Off During Final Countdown. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 5th, the US Air Force said that it had canceled a launch of an unarmed Minuteman III nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test. | The reason is that the missile simply turned itself off during final countdown before being launched. | The intercontinental ballistic missile that was to be fired from an underground silo at the coastal base, "experienced a ground abort prior to launch," the service said in a release. | "During terminal countdown, the missile comp…

Anonymous349 (2021-05-07). Russian State-Funded Donation Platforms Blocked SouthFront's Accounts. southfront.org ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE | SouthFront has become a target of another censorship and pressure act. : | This time from Russia.: | In early May, accounts of SouthFront Team registered on Russian state-funded donation platforms were blocked. This hostile act was undertaken by subsidiaries of Mail.ru Group. The major shareholder in Mail.ru Group is Russia's state-owned bank Sberbank (Sberbank of Russia). This banking and financial services company is the largest one in Russia. | It is also should be noted that…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-07). US-led Coalition Intensified Military Shipments To Northeastern Syria: Russian Reconciliation Center. southfront.org ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE | Russia is concerned about the recent increase in US-led coalition military shipments to Syria's northeastern region, Alexander Karpov, Deputy Chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria said on May 6."The increased intensity of air freight of military cargo and surface relocation of military equipment convoys by the US-led coalition in eastern regions of the Syrian Arab Republic cause concern," the Karpov…

sputniknews (2021-05-07). France's Le Pen Wants to Limit Naturalization Via Family Reunification. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Leader of French right-wing party National Rally, Marine Le Pen, announced plans to limit the opportunities for migrants to become citizens of France through the family reunification track for at least a decade if she is elected president.

Paul Goble (2021-05-07). Russia Can Recover Only If Moscow Addresses Problems Of Middle Class And The Poor — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Vladimir Putin and the Russian government have acted as if they can address the impact of the pandemic on the population adequately if they come up with new programs for the poorest strata of Russians. But in fact, the economic crisis is hitting the middle class hard, and the regime must develop programs to help it as well, Yaroslav Kuzminov says. | Up to now, the rector of Moscow's Higher School of Economics says, the government has supported production and given some aid to the very poorest groups, but it has not supported members of the middle class with new programs who in many cases have lost their source…

_____ (2021-05-07). History Repeats… Why Washington and London Crave a New Cold War. strategic-culture.org American global power is in direct contradiction to the democratic needs of a multipolar planet. | The United States and its "junior partner" Britain this week expressed their desire for a new Cold War with Russia and China — albeit surreptitiously, and dressed up in virtuous language. | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was speaking with his British counterpart Dominic Raab ahead of a G7 summit for foreign ministers held in London this week. The two diplomats called for G7 nations and partners to band together more tightly in order to confront China and Russia. To that end, delegates from Australia, Ind…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-07). As NATO Summit Approaches: Will Biden Keep U.S. Nuclear Weapons in Turkey? globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. A

Staff (2021-05-07). Iran never leaves friends, allies alone: Nasrallah. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — The Hezbollah secretary-general said on Friday that Iran is the most powerful nation in the Resistance Front, adding that the US and Israeli have run out of options to make Iran abandon its nuclear program.

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-07). US Accuses Iran of Making 'Unrealistic Demands' for Sanctions Relief. news.antiwar.com Indirect negotiations between the US and Iran that have been ongoing in Vienna to revive the nuclear deal are dragging out due to the fact that the Biden administration refuses to lift all Trump-era sanctions. On Thursday, The unnamed official told reporters that a deal could be reached quickly if Iran has the political will.

sputniknews (2021-05-07). Biden Still Wants Summit With Putin Despite Tensions Over Ukraine. sputniknews.com Last month, the two presidents held a phone conversation during which they agreed to hold a meeting in the near future.

sputniknews (2021-05-07). Erdogan Says Discussed Large-Scale Procurement of Russia's Sputnik V With Putin. sputniknews.com ANKARA (Sputnik) — Turkey will soon receive a large shipment of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine and launch joint manufacturing in its territory, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, commenting on his phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-07). Belarus ready to hold early presidential election same day U.S. does. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Belarusian Telegraph AgencyMay 7, 2021 Lukashenko names conditions for early presidential election in Belarus ==== Belarus thanks U.S. for telling it how to run elections, country — with assistance of Sixth Fleet Top Belarus commander warns of NATO build-up near Belarusian, Russian borders Last bastion: Belarus warns of repetition of 1921, 1941 tragedies Belarus: Wars have taken on …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-07). Russian foreign minister to UN Security Council: West imposing totalitarianism, rejecting democracy in global affairs. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com And it's only taken twenty years of wars and color revolutions, sanctions and travel bans, freezing of assets and conspiracy theories about subverting elections in the U.S. and elsewhere, cyber warfare and chemical poisoning accusations, military-build-up along Russia's borders, repeated Security Council votes condemning the nation, isolation of Russia to the point where the West …

WSWS (2021-05-07). Britain ratchets up NATO's war drive against Russia. wsws.org The conflict between Ukraine and Russia and the interests of competing imperialist powers have transformed the Black Sea region into a powder keg that could ignite a worldwide conflagration.

Maria Koltsova (2021-05-07). 'The word feminism is still a trigger'. zcomm.org Russia's feminists in their own words…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-07). US troops increase military activity in eastern Syria: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — The Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria has reported a recent increase in Washington's military movements in eastern Syria.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-07). Participants agree to intensify Vienna talks process: Ulyanov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — Russian diplomat Mikhail Ulyanov said after the 4th round of talks between Iran and P4+1 in the Austrian capital of Vienna that the participants agreed to intensify the process of talks.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-07). Russian troops still in, around Ukraine: NATO chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 07 (MNA) — The Secretary-General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg has said that tens of thousands of Russian troops remain in and around Ukraine.

Eurasia Review (2021-05-07). NATO Secretary General Discusses Military Mobility, Russia, Afghanistan With EU Defense Ministers. eurasiareview.com NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday (6 May 2021) that NATO continues to closely monitor Russia's significant military build-up in and around Ukraine. | Speaking at a meeting of European Union Defence Ministers, the Secretary General welcomed today's announcement by the EU to include Canada, Norway and the United States in PESCO projects on military mobility, enabling troops to move more quickly across Europe. "Non-EU Allies play an essential role in protecting and defending Europe", Mr Stoltenberg said. | The Secretary General also said that Russia had withdrawn some troops from Ukraine's…

Staff (2021-05-06). This is how President Maduro Welcomed Steven Seagal in Miraflores. orinocotribune.com The famous US actor Steven Seagal visited President Nicolás Maduro at the Miraflores Palace this Tuesday, May 4, in a meeting full of symbolism about values such as international friendship, culture, cooperation, and fighting spirit. | For these reasons, the Venezuelan president thanked Seagal for his gesture. Seagal currently holds the position of special envoy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the country that also granted him citizenship. In addition, Seagal is a recognized master of martial arts, especially the discipline called Aikido. | The head of state expressed, through his Twitte…

Steve Lalla (2021-05-06). The Iron Curtain. orinocotribune.com By Steve Lalla — May 4, 2021 | On May 3, 1945, The London Times reported on a speech in which it was claimed that a purported "iron curtain" would descend around the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Behind this supposed curtain, horrible atrocities would allegedly take place. This speech was made by acting Nazi Chancellor Lutz von Krosigk on May 2. Von Krosigk assumed this position following Hitler's suicide on April 30, 1945. | At this time the Nazis were facing defeat. On May 2, the Soviet Red Army defeated the Nazi fascist warmongers in the battle for Berlin, taking the capital city at tremendous cost…

Anonymous103 (2021-05-06). Spending More On Nukes: STRATCOM's Nuclear Death Wish. southfront.org Illustrartive image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | Being sufficiently able at your job is a good thing. But beware the trappings of zeal. When it comes to the business of retaining an inventory for humanity's annihilation, the zealous should be kept away. But there Admiral Charles Richard was in April this year, with his siren calls,

Anonymous007 (2021-05-06). Defender-Europe Begins In Estonia, NATO Surprised Russia Has Forces Along Its Own Border. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 5th, the Defender Europe series of exercises began at the Central Range of the Estonian Defense Forces. | It included live firing of multiple launch rocket systems, and in the evening of May 6th American paratroopers will land at Nurmsi airfield, the press service of the Estonian Defense Forces said. | Defender Europe is the largest US Army exercise series in Europe in 25 years. The maneuvers cover 16 countries. In Estonia, defending the country in times of crisis will be practiced thro…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-06). Russia To Test RS-28 Sarmat ICBM Three Times In 2021, British Media Goes Off The Rails. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In 2021, Russia is to carry out three test launches of its RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)."Three launches of the Sarmat ICBM will be carried out as part of flight development tests in 2021," several unnamed TASS "The first launch of the Sarmat ICBM within the framework of flight development tests will be carried out tentatively in the third quarter of 2021, a field at the Kura testing range on Kamchatka wil…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-06). Military Situation In Syria On May 6, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 6, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 38 times: 20 — in Idlib province, 8 — in Latakia province, 6 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On May 5, the artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled YPG positions near Mennagh Airbase | On May 5, Israel helicopters attacked SAA positions in the Jubata al-Khashab | On May 5, a SDF member was killed in Dhiban area by unknown gunmen | On May 5, two…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-06). Spending More on Nukes: STRATCOM's Nuclear Death Wish. dissidentvoice.org Being sufficiently able at your job is a good thing. But beware the trappings of zeal. When it comes to the business of retaining an inventory for humanity's annihilation, the zealous should be kept away. But there Admiral Charles Richard was in April this year, with his siren calls, urging the US Senate to consider …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-06). Spending More On Nukes: STRATCOM's Nuclear Death Wish — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Being sufficiently able at your job is a good thing. But beware the trappings of zeal. When it comes to the business of retaining an inventory for humanity's annihilation, the zealous should be kept away. But there Admiral Charles Richard was in April this year, with his siren calls,

teleSUR (2021-05-06). COVID-19 Vaccines Patent Waiver Backed by US and Russia. telesurenglish.net The World Health Organization (WHO) recognized on Thursday the U.S. government decision to support the temporary suspension of intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines, a move already backed by 66 countries. | RELATED: | The waiver would allow countries to copy and manufacture COVID-19 vaccines without risking legal suits over intellectual property. The initiative, promoted by India and South Africa last year, is consider…

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Australia Reports 5 New Cases of Blood Clots After AstraZeneca Vaccine. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Australia has recorded five new cases of blood clots that developed in patients who were administered the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the country's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) said on Thursday, adding that the total reports of…

WSWS (2021-05-06). G7 foreign minister discuss anti-Russia and China agenda amid global pandemic. wsws.org Britain is using its position as host this year to confirm its wholehearted commitment to President Biden's aggressive foreign policy and push other nations, especially the European powers, to do the same.

R. J. Eskow (2021-05-06). The Apocalypse Must be Near. I Agree with Henry Kissinger — About Cold War with China. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The end must …

Colonel Ann Wright (2021-05-06). "We Are Sailing for a Nuclear-free World and a Peaceful, Sustainable Future." globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. After 21 months …

Prof. Akbar E. Torbat (2021-05-06). Iran Is Falling into the Nuclear Deal Trap, Déjà Vu. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The nuclear deal …

Richard Falk (2021-05-06). Biden's Foreign Policy and Nuclear Weapons. zcomm.org Biden's international bipartisan approach risks a renewed arms race in a political and economic atmosphere that makes it unaffordable as well as acutely dangerous…

Robert Jacobs (2021-05-06). Nuclear War, Radioactive Fallout and the Earth's Global Ecosystem. globalresearch.ca This carefully researched article was first published on July 22, 2015 On March 1st 1954 the United States tested its first deliverable hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The weapon yielded a force three times as …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-06). As NATO summit approaches: will Biden keep U.S. nuclear weapons in Turkey? antibellum679354512.wordpress.com As NATO summit approaches: will Biden keep U.S. nuclear weapons in Turkey?Rick Rozoff A piece was published in Turkey's Hàºrriyet on May 5 by its editor-in-chief Sedat Ergin analyzing the prospects of the Biden administration removing American nuclear bombs from Turkey. It has been estimated that the Pentagon maintains 50 B61 tactical nuclear weapons at …

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Russia's Lavrov to Discuss Nagorno-Karabakh With Armenia's Leadership in Yerevan. sputniknews.com YEREVAN (Sputnik) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Yerevan, where, at meetings with Armenia's acting prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan, and acting foreign minister, Ara Ayvazyan, he plans to discuss bilateral and regional issues with an emphasis on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.

sputniknews (2021-05-06). Russian MiG-31 Fighter Jet Scrambled to Intercept US Reconnaissance Aircraft Over Sea of Chukotsk. sputniknews.com Over the past few months, Russia had to scramble jets to intercept numerous American aircraft flying over the Black Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk.

teleSUR (2021-05-06). Russia Approves, Registers Single-Dose 'Sputnik Light' Vaccine. telesurenglish.net The vaccine is the first component (recombinant human adenovirus serotype number 26) of Sputnik V, the Russian vaccine that was approved for use in August 2020 against the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus. | Based on data analyzed 28 days after the injection was given, as part of Russia's mass vaccination program between December 5, 2020, and April 15, 2021, the single-dose vaccine was shown to be 79.4 percent effective. | RELATED: | Th…

Staff (2021-05-06). Moscow says US military presence in Syria "illegal" en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — The US military presence in Syria is illegal, hence, Washington has no right to criticize Russia, which is acting in that country legitimately at the invitation of the Syrian authorities, the Russian embassy in the US said.

Staff (2021-05-06). Moscow to respond to any new western sanctions: Lavrov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Commenting on EU threats to impose new sanctions against Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Brussels is obsessed with impunity and that this is a road to nowhere.

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-05-06). Foreign Tech Giants Ordered To Bring Their Activities In Line With Russian Legislation By May 15. eurasiareview.com Foreign tech giants including Twitter, Google and YouTube are experiencing hard times as Russian authorities seek to tighten rules and regulations on information resources posted on the internet for the public. The Federation Council and the State Duma, both houses of parliament, amended laws that monitors the overall operations and services offered by these tech companies. | The latest directives asked all foreign tech companies to remove all information resources critical about the government, the politics and business, so also information considered as promoting political extremism, child pornography and ot…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-06). Major Russian lawmaker says U.S. wants to maintain military confrontation on Russia's borders. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Major Russian lawmaker says U.S. wants to maintain military confrontation on Russia's bordersRecalls critical role of Biden in engineering Ukrainian crisis seven years agoRick Rozoff Russia's Tass news agency today cited the chairman of the International Affairs Committee in Russia's lower house of parliament (the State Duma) warning that the provision of lethal weapons by …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-06). Major Russian Lawmaker Says US Wants To Maintain Military Confrontation on Russia's Borders. news.antiwar.com Russia's Tass news agency today cited the chairman of the International Affairs Committee in Russia's lower house of parliament (the State Duma) warning that the provision of lethal weapons by the U.S. to Ukraine, as is authorized by an impending Senate bill, would exacerbate the situation in the war-torn Donbass region. He added that the …

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