2021-05-10: News Headlines

Roger Harris (2021-05-10). Cancel Culture and the Bankruptcy of Liberalism. counterpunch.org Dan Kovalik, professor of human rights law at the University of Pittsburgh, is the accomplished author of books skewering US foreign policy on Venezuela, Russia, Iran, international human rights, and interference in elections abroad. His latest, Cancel This Book, takes aim at the domestic progressive scene and its "cancel culture" aberration. His is a from-the-ground

Lawrence Wittner (2021-05-10). The Fateful Choice: Nuclear Arms Race or Nuclear Weapons-Free World. counterpunch.org The recent announcement by the British government that it plans a 40 percent increase in the number of nuclear weapons it possesses highlights the escalation of the exceptionally dangerous and costly nuclear arms race. After decades of progress in reducing nuclear arsenals through arms control and disarmament agreements, all the nuclear powers are once again

Lawrence Wittner (2021-05-10). The Fateful Choice: Nuclear Arms Race or Nuclear Weapons-Free World. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. The recent announcement …

Staff (2021-05-10). Chomsky: Big Pharma Cares More About Profiting From COVID Than Human Survival. truthout.org The election of Joe Biden has not demolished the Republican Party, or that party's ongoing attempts to block policies that might give humanity a chance at survival. Moreover, the advent of the Biden administration has not negated some of the most persistent threats we face. In this interview, renowned intellectual Noam Chomsky discusses the importance of critical thinking, the deep existential threat of the climate crisis, the possibility of nuclear annihilation, and the tragic continuity of…

sputniknews (2021-05-10). About 21.5Mln People in Russia Vaccinated Against COVID-19, President Putin Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – More than 21 million people in Russia have been vaccinated against COVID-19, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday.

Paul Goble (2021-05-10). Current Wave Of Repression In Russia About Elections Not Regime Change — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The current wave of intensified repression reflects an underlying problem the Putin regime has but even more the Kremlin's short-term concerns about the upcoming elections where things could go badly wrong for the ruling United Russia, Maksim Ananyev says. But despite that, the regime can survive a long time even without massive electoral support. | In an interview with Radio Liberty's Valentin Baryshnikov, the Melbourne-based Russian political economist says that the regime is turning to repression and propaganda because it can no longer count on economic growth to generate popular support but that the curren…

William I. Robinson (2021-05-10). What are the real reasons behind the New Cold War? mronline.org The U.S. is launching a New Cold War against Russia and China in an attempt to deflect our attention from the escalating crisis of global capitalism. | May 10, 2021 | Newswire…

_____ (2021-05-10). Multipolarity: Has Kissinger 'Switched Sides' Nearing His Final Days? strategic-culture.org Kissinger is a pro who is expected to hit the numbers of any jersey on any three-step drop, Tim Kirby writes. | When someone speaks Russian, they are opened up to a new competing version of history and reality. For Russian speakers with at least even a passive interest in politics it is very likely that they have heard the expression "the end of history". This is in reference to Francis Fukuyama's book

Anonymous007 (2021-05-10). Russian Spies In The British Royal Family? Prince Michael Offers Connections To Kremlin. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Some might consider that the sanctions on Russia are a lose-lose situation, in which business is impeded, profits are lost and more. | This is fact for most, but not for everybody. | For example, Queen Elizabeth 2nd's cousin — Prince Michael of Kent appears to be turning a profit allegedly exploiting a relationship he has with the Russian government. | In a Zoom call with the UK's Channel 4, he offered to sell access to Russian President Vladimir Putin's governme…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-10). Military Situation In Syria On May 10, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 10, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 53 times: 29 — in Idlib province, 9 — in Latakia province, 9 — in Hama province, 6 — in Aleppo province | On May 9, 6 SDF members reportedly were killed and wounded by unknown gunmen on motorcycles in Busayrah area | On May 9, clashes between Turkish-backed forces and YPG were reported west of al-Bab | On May 9, unidentified gunmen reportedly assassi…

_____ (2021-05-10). Mother's Day Demonstration At Trident Nuclear Submarine Base. popularresistance.org Bangor, Maine – people were present on May 8th (the day before Mother's Day), at the demonstration against Trident nuclear weapons at the Bangor submarine base. Five demonstrators blocked the main highway entrance into the base for over 20 minutes and were cited by the Washington State Patrol. | At around 2 pm on Saturday, the five demonstrators entered the highway carrying two large banners stating,"CONGRESS WANTS $1 TRILLION FOR NUKES–What will be left for our children" and "TRIDENT THREATENS ALL LIFE ON EARTH" and blocked all incoming traffic at the Main Gate at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. They were removed fro…

Staff (2021-05-10). Russian, US delegations hold talk in Vienna on JCPOA: Ulyanov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov announced that Russian and US delegations discussed in Austrian capital Vienna on Iran's nuclear deal, JCPOA.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-05-10). 50+ DNC Leaders Urge Biden to Lift Sanctions and Rejoin Iran Nuclear Deal. commondreams.org "The Democratic Party should fight to end rampant militarization and promote multilateralism that enabled the United States to resolve the nuclear issue with Iran without a single shot being fired," says Keith Ellison. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/iran_nuclear_vienna_talks.jpg

Newsclick (2021-05-10). G7 and the US bid to reassert hegemony. peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the latest G7 Foreign Ministers' meeting, the relevance and implications of the statements of the group and their approach to China and Russia…

_____ (2021-05-10). G7 Or Failed Colonial Powers Telling The World What To Do. popularresistance.org The Foreign Ministers of G7 countries met in London this week and issued a communique painting Russia as a "malicious actor" and China as a "bully". It had little substance apart from ticking all the "right" boxes in its anti-China and anti-Russia campaign: Uyghurs, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Crimea, Ukraine, etc. It ended with arrogating to itself the mantle of being the "rules-based international order", distinct from what the real, lawful international order is, the United Nations and its Security Council. | This is why India's willingness to be a part of "invitees", to wait in the antechamber with Australia, South Ko…

Staff (2021-05-10). US troops may be deployed from Afghanistan to Russian borders. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — The United States reportedly prefers to redeploy troops and equipment coming out of Afghanistan into countries with borders with Russia.

Staff (2021-05-10). Russian ship carrying cargo for Iran runs aground. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 10 (MNA) — A Russian cargo ship carrying goods for Iran has run aground in the Olga river in Olginsky District, Russia.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-10). Victory Day: Ukrainian Officials Imply Conflict with Russia Equivalent to Nazi Invasion. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. On the occasion …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-10). Alaska: U.S. military exercise implements new doctrine to confront Russia in the Arctic. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Alaska: U.S. military exercise implements new doctrine to confront Russia in the ArcticRick Rozoff The large-scale Northern Edge war games commenced a week ago in and off the coast of Alaska. An estimated 15,000 service members from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy are participating in the two-week event along with six …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-10). Alaska: US Military Exercise Implements New Doctrine To Confront Russia in the Arctic. news.antiwar.com The large-scale Northern Edge war games commenced a week ago in and off the coast of Alaska. An estimated 15,000 service members from the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy are participating in the two-week event along with six ships and 240 aircraft. The Air Force's newest fighter jet, the F-15EX Eagle ll, …

Barry Healy (2021-05-10). Music's role in the defeat of fascism. greenleft.org.au June marks eighty years since the invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany. It was a titanic struggle that decided the outcome of World War Two. One of the fronts of struggle was cultural, as Alex Miller explains.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Middle East Quartet Calls on Israel to Exercise Restraint Amid Unrest in East Jerusalem. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Middle East Quartet – Russia, the US, the EU and the UN – has expressed concerns over recent violence in East Jerusalem that led to the death of around 300 Palestinians.

news.un (2021-05-09). Middle East Envoys express deep concern over East Jerusalem violence. news.un.org The Envoys of the Middle East Quartet (from the European Union, Russia, the United States, and the United Nations), have expressed deep concern over confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem, particularly those which began on Friday evening, and continued on Saturday night. The UN Children's Fund noted that several Palestinian children were among those wounded in the clashes.

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

Anonymous007 (2021-05-09). Military Situation In Syria On May 9, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 9, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 53 times: 29 — in Idlib province, 9 — in Latakia province, 9 — in Hama province, 6 — in Aleppo province | On May 9, SDF arrested 4 alleged ISIS individuals in Shaheel town | On May 8, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled Alqamiya and Shawaragha villages | On May 8, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SAA positions in Maarat al-Numan | MORE…

Ed Rampell (2021-05-09). You Are There at Stalin's State Funeral. counterpunch.org Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei (aka Sergey) Loznitsa's State Funeral is a remarkable chronicle told in "real time" of how the March 5, 1953 death of Joseph Stalin was observed across the USSR — which, as the title of a 1926 Soviet documentary by Dziga Vertov pointed out, straddled one sixth of the Earth's land surface. Editing

Staff (2021-05-09). Risk of Vienna talks to increase after May 21: Ulyanov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Head of Russian delegation chief in nuclear talks in Vienna said that risk of Vienna talks will increase after May 21.

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

Ivana Lima* (2021-05-09). Nord Stream 2: To Gain Or To Refrain? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Why Germany Refuses to Bend under Sanctions Pressure: | The chances of the sanctions war around Nord Stream 2 to rage on after the construction of the pipeline is finally over seem to be high. That said, we have to admit, with regret or with joy, that it will be completed, and for the following reasons: | Germany, like any other European country, has set itself the task of abandoning coal and nuclear energy within the next few decades. In reality, however, there is no alternative to coal and nuclear energy. Simultaneously forsaking gasoline and diesel cars, which is something Europe dreams about, will…

Staff (2021-05-09). Russia holds World War II victory parade amid tensions with W. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Amid tensions with the West, Russian President Vladimir Putin reviewed Russia's traditional World War Two victory parade which was held in Moscow's Red Square on Sunday.

The Canary (2021-05-09). Prince Michael accused of using royal status to 'sell access' to Vladimir Putin. thecanary.co An undercover investigation has claimed prince Michael Franklin of Kent was willing to use his royal status for personal profit, and to seek favours from Russian president Vladimir Putin. | Royal corruption: | The queen's cousin told undercover reporters posing as investors from South Korea in a virtual meeting that he could be hired for £10,000 a day to make "confidential" representations to Putin's regime. | The revelation was made by Channel 4 Dispatches in collaboration with the Sunday Times, who set up a fake South Korean gold company called House of Haedong and approached five members of the r…

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Claims That Sputnik V Negotiations With Germany 'Dead' Are False, RDIF Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) refuted claims that negotiations on the supply of the Sputnik V vaccine to Germany reached an impasse and slammed such fake reports as part of a disinformation campaign aimed at preventing the Russian drug from entering European markets.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). 'Ditch the Lot, End Soap Opera': Netizens Mock Idea Prince Michael of Kent 'Sold Access to Kremlin'. sputniknews.com Prince and Princess Michael of Kent are not working members of the British Royal Family. The official Royal Family website describes Queen's first cousin as being "connected to Russia through his maternal grandmother [Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna, the granddaughter of Russia's Alexander II]", and as having "a strong interest in the country".

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-09). Syria commemorates Russian victory in World War II, warns of contemporary parallels. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Syria commemorates Russian victory in World War II, warns of contemporary parallelsRick Rozoff The Syrian government news agency reports today on an event at the nation's Damascus Opera House (Dar al-Assad for Culture and Arts) in which Syrian cultural figures and government officials commemorated Russia's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Russian citizens …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-09). Theoretical Russian aggression: Pentagon leads large-scale airborne exercises in Baltic, Black Seas. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Theoretical Russian aggression: Pentagon leads large-scale airborne exercises in Baltic, Black SeasRick Rozoff U.S. Army Europe is now conducting the annual Swift Response airborne exercise in that part of the world where war games have become nearly a daily occurrence: Eastern Europe from the Baltic to the Black Sea. The 30,000-troop, 27-nation DEFENDER-Europe 21 war …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-09). VE Day: Ukrainian Officials Imply Conflict With Russia Equivalent to Nazi Invasion. news.antiwar.com On the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany and the end of World War Two in Europe (Victory in Europe Day to much of the world), what since the 2014 coup in Ukraine has been celebrated as the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation, President Volodymyr Zelensky visited a common gravesite …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-09). Syria Commemorates Russian Victory in World War II, Warns of Contemporary Parallels. news.antiwar.com The Syrian government news agency reports today on an event at the nation's Damascus Opera House (Dar al-Assad for Culture and Arts) in which Syrian cultural figures and government officials commemorated Russia's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Russian citizens residing in the nation were also in attendance. The ceremony was sponsored by …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-09). Theoretical Russian Aggression: Pentagon Leads Large-Scale Airborne Exercises in Baltic, Black Seas. news.antiwar.com U.S. Army Europe is now conducting the annual Swift Response airborne exercise in that part of the world where war games have become nearly a daily occurrence: Eastern Europe from the Baltic to the Black Sea. The 30,000-troop, 27-nation DEFENDER-Europe 21 war games are underway currently, taking in the Baltic Sea, the Balkans and the …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-09). How the Soviet Union Achieved the Surrender of Nazi Germany. libya360.wordpress.com Domenico Losurdo On the morning of May 1, the red flag of the 150th Assault Division was raised over the Reichstag, later renamed the Victory Flag (Photo: Multimedia Art Museum Moscow). Today marks the 76th anniversary of Victory Day, when Germany's official defeat in the so-called Second World War to the Soviet Union on May…

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