2021-05-11: News Headlines

Staff (2021-05-11). Headlines for May 11, 2021. democracynow.org Israeli Airstrikes Kill 26 Palestinians in Gaza, Including 9 Children, Bodies of Indian COVID-19 Victims Found on Banks of Ganges River, World Health Organization Chief Blasts "Shocking Global Disparity" in Vaccine Access, U.S. Drug Regulator Clears Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine for Use in Children 12 and Older, Democrats Urge President Biden to Lift Iran Sanctions and Return to 2015 Nuclear Deal, Colombian President Warns Indigenous Protesters Amid Mounting Attacks by Vigilantes, Mother's Day Marchers Demand Mexican Government Take Action to Find Missing Children, Moroccan Authorities Raid Home of Western Sahara Ind…

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-05-11). Estonia Becomes Centre Stage of Anti-Russia Military Exercises. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. 800 paratroopers from …

_____ (2021-05-11). Syria and Russia Won the War, But America Legitimizes Ongoing Looting. strategic-culture.org The Syrian people are well aware that they must persist in defying Western aggression if they are to avoid the total collapse inflicted on Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya by the Americans and their accomplices. | Irish peace activist Dr Declan Hayes explains what's at stake in Syria's forthcoming presidential election this month. He predicts incumbent President Bashar al-Assad will win re-election from having strong popular support because the Syrian people view this defiance as their best way to repel the American-led NATO covert war on their nation. The covert war for regime change has been defeated in the battlefi…

Jesse Jackson (2021-05-11). We Must Push Politics Aside in the Global Race to Vaccinate the World Against Covid-19. commondreams.org "If we are to address common global threats such as contagions or climate change or nuclear war, we must develop a global perspective." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/vaccine_free_1.jpg

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-11). Spending More on Nukes: STRATCOM's Nuclear Death Wish. counterpunch.org The message to lawmakers is clear: spend more on nuclear weapons. If system capabilities are eroded such that ICBMs are cut from the triad, the commander recommends returning to that maniacally dangerous formula of keeping nuclear armed US Air Force bombers airborne and on permanent alert. The world can look forward to more nuclear accidentsoccasioned by pilot error and technical fault.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-11). Military Situation In Syria On May 11, 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 46 times: 23 — in Idlib province, 12 — in Latakia province, 9 — in Hama province, 5 — in Aleppo province | On May 10, a Turkish soldier was killed and 11 others were wounded as a result of the targeting of a Turkish military convoy on Kafr Lusin road with two IED blasts | On May 10, the Turkish-backed forces attacked SAA vehicle by a guided missile launcher…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-11). School Shooting in Russia's Kazan Leaves At Least 11 Dead, 16 Injured. southfront.org Click to see full-size imageOn May 11th, a school shooting left at least 11 dead in the Russian city of Kazan, Initial reports claimed that there were 6, then 9. It became 11, after a report that two students jumped out of a window and died, trying to save themselves. | The Russian news agency Interfax reported that at least 9 people — eight students and a teacher — had been killed in the incident. | While one…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-05-11). Tomgram: Mandy Smithberger, Joe Biden's Pentagon Honeymoon. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Strange, isn't it? Our secretary of state emphatically claims that China has been acting "more aggressively abroad" and behaving "increasingly in adversarial ways." No, he insists, we're not exactly at the edge of a new cold war or …

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-11). Iran May Extend IAEA Inspection Deal If Nuclear Talks are on 'Right Track'. news.antiwar.com Iran on Monday said it The agreement was reached in February and is set to expire at the end of this month. It came after Iran stopped voluntarily cooperating with the Additional Protocol, an aspect of the JCPOA that allowed the IAEA to conduct snap inspections. Te…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-11). Victory Day commemorating Nazi defeat in World War II observed across Europe. peoplesdispatch.org Nazi Germany signed the final German Instrument of Surrender in Berlin late on May 8, 1945 (May 9 according to Russian time). The day is marked as Victory Day…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-11). Ukrainian President Doesn't Rule Out New World War in Conflict With Russia. news.antiwar.com Addressing a security forum in Kiev today, where he also identified NATO membership as a national priority, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was cited by the UNIAN news site as not ruling out a "new world war" in the event of what he identified as a full-scale escalation of tensions by Russia. Asked by a reporter …

Staff (2021-05-11). Iran-IAEA agreement may be extended: Ulyanov. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna said that despite the fact that the goal is to revive JCPOA by May 21, it is likely that the agreement between Iran and the IAEA will be extended.

Staff (2021-05-11). VIDEO: School shooting in the Russian city of Kazan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 11 (MNA) — At least 11 people have died and many more have been wounded in a school shooting in the Russian city of Kazan.

news.un (2021-05-11). UN chief: Deadly school shooting in Russia an 'act of senseless violence'. news.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the deadly shooting at a school in the Russian city of Kazan on Tuesday, which claimed the lives of two adults and seven children.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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

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). 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

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 …

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

_____ (2021-05-10). Mother's Day Demonstration At Trident Nuclear Submarine Base. popularresistance.org Bangor, Washington – 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 remove…

_____ (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

_____ (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, …

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…

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.

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