2021-05-14: News Headlines

_____ (2021-05-14). South America's 'Business Friendly' Bloodbath. popularresistance.org International Business and Banking support for the most repressive regimes in Latin America is even more evident than it was during the original cold war. Now, Wall Street ºs three main men in South America all face charges of crimes against humanity, even genocide, at the International Criminal Court. | Whilst the anglosphere regularly attacks governments of the left in Latin America on human rights grounds, it is its pliant business friendly U.S. regional allies; Brazil ºs Bolsonaro, Chile ºs Piñera, and Colombia ºs Duque, who face being sent before the Hague. | All three countries face cruc…

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-14). Republicans Want Biden to End Iran Talks Over Gaza Violence. news.antiwar.com Republican Iran hawks are jumping on the ongoing violence in Gaza and using it to argue for President Biden to end the ongoing negotiations with Iran in Vienna to revive the nuclear deal. | On Thursday, "We call on you to immediately end negotiations with Iran, and make clear that sanctions relief will not be provided," <...

Moderator (2021-05-14). Maj. Danny Sjursen: The Russian Bounty Story Is a Deadly Example of Fake News. scheerpost.com [Shutterstock] Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play A New York Times report about Russia paying Taliban militants to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan turned many heads in the summer of 2020 when it was first published. It solidified many Democrats' views that Russia is a dangerous enemy that is consistently acting to not only undermine the U.S., but actually murder its… |

Staff (2021-05-14). Headlines for May 14, 2021. democracynow.org Palestinian Civilian Death Toll Mounts as Israel Pounds Gaza with Airstrikes and Heavy Artillery, Eight Killed in Israel by Palestinian Rocket Fire as Military Chief Threatens "Gaza Will Burn", President Biden Says Israel's Bombing and Shelling of Gaza Not a "Significant Overreaction", India to Make Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Available Amid Devastating COVID-19 Toll, Japan Expands Coronavirus Emergency as Doctors Join Call to Cancel Summer Olympics, CDC Says Fully Vaccinated U.S. Residents Can Go Maskless in Most Settings, Hackers Post Personal Data of D.C. Police Officers Following Ransomware Attack, Active-Duty…

_____ (2021-05-14). The Russian Bounty Story Is A Deadly Example Of Fake News. popularresistance.org A New York Times report about Russia paying Taliban militants to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan turned many heads in the summer of 2020 when it was first published. It solidified many Democrats' views that Russia is a dangerous enemy that is consistently acting to not only undermine the U.S., but actually murder its citizens. As NBC News points out, Joe Biden treated the story as factual as a presidential candidate and has continued to repeat the allegations as president. Yet, as many on the left pointed out countless times since the story was published by major news outlets, the reports have never been ad…

Monica Grover (2021-05-14). Viruses Know No Borders. Neither Should Vaccines. counterpunch.org In mid-April, three of my cousins — Shashi, Manju, and Renu, all sisters living in New Delhi — died within 10 days of each other. The eldest sister, Manju, was turned away from three medical clinics before she ran out of oxygen. The sole survivor of their nuclear family, Rajesh — or "Chotu" ("Little One")

Mark Muhich (2021-05-14). Biden's Decisions This Year Will Determine US Nuclear Weapons Policy for Decades. counterpunch.org Nuclear weapons policies and the trillions of U.S. dollars proposed to fund them come into sharp focus this month and through next year as Congress and the Biden Administration engage the nuclear weapons threat. A threat viewed as existential by bombmakers, presidents, and arms control activists since the first nuclear weapons were detonated over Hiroshima

_____ (2021-05-13). Economics Of The New Cold War And US 'Super Imperialism'. popularresistance.org Hello everyone, I'm Ben Norton. You're watching Moderate Rebels. And there will be a podcast version of this after, for people who want to listen. We are joined today by the economist Michael Hudson, one of the most important economists in the world, honestly, in my view. | I don't think he needs introduction. He has written many books, and has been an economic adviser for multiple governments, and has a long history on Wall Street and academia. And you can find his work at Michael-Hudson.com. | Today, we're going to talk about an issue that Michael Hudson has been writing about for decades, and something that yo…

WSWS (2021-05-13). NATO begins massive Defender 2021 military exercises aimed at Russia. wsws.org The inclusion of non-NATO states including Ukraine and Georgia in NATO's largest war games in Europe since the end of the Cold War, on Russia's borders, is very provocative.

Staff (2021-05-13). Iran-Russia-China trilateral meeting held in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The heads of the Russian and Chinese delegations, in a meeting with the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Araghchi in Vienna, reiterated their support for the effective lifting of sanctions against the Iranian people.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-13). Western Military Activity in Northern Seas at Level Not Seen since World War II. libya360.wordpress.com Rick Rozoff The Arctic Security Forces Roundtable, a military-to-military forum established by the U.S. and Norway in 2010, originally consisted of twelve nations; the eight Arctic coastal states — Canada, Denmark (through Greenland), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the U.S. (through Alaska) — and Britain, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Russia has been excluded…

news.un (2021-05-13). In Moscow visit, Secretary-General and President Putin discuss importance of multilateralism. news.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed the importance of renewed commitment to multilateralism during talks held on Thursday.

Anonymous669 (2021-05-13). Russian Military Police Blocked US Convoy In Northeastern Syria (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On May 13, a unit of the Russian Military Police intercepted a US military convoy in Syria's northeastern region, which is controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). | According to

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-13). Western military activity in northern seas at level not seen since World War II: Russian naval commander. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Western military activity in northern seas at level not seen since World War II: Russian naval commanderRick Rozoff The Arctic Security Forces Roundtable, a military-to-military forum established by the U.S. and Norway in 2010, originally consisted of twelve nations; the eight Arctic coastal states — Canada, Denmark (through Greenland), Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and …

Anonymous007 (2021-05-13). Military Situation In Syria On May 13, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 13, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 66 times: 39 — in Idlib province, 17 — in Latakia province, 7 — in Hama province, 3 — in Aleppo province | SAA eliminated more than 300 terrorists in Syria since the 23rd of April, with the support of the Russian forces, according to the spokesman for the Russian Aerospace Forces in Syria | On May 12, the SDF raided the town of Shaheel. 6 people reportedly…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-13). Russia's Admiral Gorshkov Frigate Begins Final Testing Phase Of Zircon Hypersonic Missile. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Russian Northern Fleet's flagship — the Admiral Gorshkov frigate is making the transition from Murmansk to Severodvinsk to participate in the final stages of testing promising missile weapons, the press service of the fleet said on May 12th | The press service of the Northern Fleet did not specify which missiles the Admiral Gorshkov would test. Meanwhile, it was officially reported that this ship is participating in tests of the new Russian Zircon hypersonic missile."Yes…

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-13). Armenia Appeals to CSTO After Armed Incursions by Azerbaijan. news.antiwar.com Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan informed an emergency session of his nation's Security Council today that the government has requested assistance from the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a security body of six former Soviet republics including Russia. He reported that yesterday morning Azerbaijani troops crossed into the province of Syunik in southern Armenia and …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-13). Armenia Appeals to CSTO After Azerbaijan Stages Armed Incursions. news.antiwar.com Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan informed an emergency session of his nation's Security Council today that the government has requested assistance from the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a security body of six former Soviet republics including Russia. He reported that yesterday morning Azerbaijani troops crossed into the province of Syunik in southern Armenia and …

Dave DeCamp (2021-05-13). Israel Rejects Hamas Truce Offer, Says Gaza Campaign 'Far From Over'. news.antiwar.com On Wednesday night, The truce offer from Hamas was made through the Russian foreign ministry. A Hamas official was quoted as saying that the group would halt attacks on a "mutual basis" with Israel. |

news.un (2021-05-13). Secretary-General and President Putin discuss importance of multilateralism. news.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed the importance of renewed commitment to multilateralism during virtual talks held on Thursday.

Jason Ditz (2021-05-13). Russia Intercepts Three French Warplanes Over Black Sea. news.antiwar.com The latest in a growing number of confrontations in the Black Sea Two French Mirage-2000 jets and a C-135 tanker were caught

Andrew Korybko (2021-05-13). US Biolabs in Former Soviet States. Moscow Reacts. globalresearch.ca Visit and follow us on Instagram at @crg_globalresearch. Secretary of the …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-13). Having been through it itself, South Ossetia warns of Donbass bloodbath. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com State Information Agency of the Republic of South OssetiaMay 13, 2021 President of South Ossetia called on Kiev to implement the agreements on the Donbass South Ossetian President Anatoly Bibilov called on Kiev to abide by the Minsk agreements to avoid deaths in Donbass. "In the world order, where Russia — there is development, where …

Anonymous669 (2021-05-13). Russian Warplanes Hammered Militant Positions In Northern Lattakia, Western Idlib. southfront.org FILE PHOTO: Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft before departing for its permanent base in Russia from Khmeimim Air Base in Syria. © Vadim Grishankin / Sputnik | Late on May 12, warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a number of airstrikes on different parts of the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib. | According to several sources, the Russian airstrikes targeted militants' positions near the town of Tardin the northern Lattakia countryside as well as in the vicinity of the town of Knaddah in the western…

Andrew Korybko (2021-05-13). US Biolabs in Former Soviet States. Moscow Reacts. globalresearch.ca Secretary of the …

_____ (2021-05-13). Butting Heads With China and Russia: American Diplomats Are Outclassed. strategic-culture.org United State engagement in complicated overseas quarrels should be limited to areas where genuine vital interests are at stake. | With the exception of the impending departure of U.S. and NATO forces from Afghanistan, if it occurs, the White House seems to prefer to use aggression to deter adversaries rather than finesse. The recent exchanges between Secretary of State Tony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi

Staff (2021-05-13). Russia's Lavrov, US' Blinken discuss Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — The Russian and US foreign ministers discussed Iran over the phone and agreed to meet in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik on May 20.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-13). Armenia appeals to CSTO after Azerbaijan stages armed incursions. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Armenia appeals to CSTO after Azerbaijan stages armed incursionsRick Rozoff Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan informed an emergency session of his nation's Security Council today that the government has requested assistance from the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a security body of six former Soviet republics including Russia. He reported that yesterday morning Azerbaijani troops …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-13). US Nuclear-Capable Bomber Fires Mach-8 Hypersonic Missile in Simulated Arctic Drill. news.antiwar.com In reporting on the nearly-completed Northern Edge 21 war games in Alaska and in the waters surrounding it, U.S. Air Force disclosed that a B-52H Stratofortress nuclear-capable bomber flew from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam to the massive Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex to engage in a test of a new hypersonic missile. The …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-13). U.S. nuclear-capable bomber fires Mach-8 hypersonic missile in simulated Arctic drill. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. nuclear-capable bomber fires Mach-8 hypersonic missile in simulated Arctic drillRick Rozoff In reporting on the nearly-completed Northern Edge 21 war games in Alaska and in the waters surrounding it, U.S. Air Force disclosed that a B-52H Stratofortress nuclear-capable bomber flew from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam to the massive Joint Pacific Alaska Range …

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-13). EU companies could face legal action over Iran contracts: AP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) — A top EU court advisor has said that the European firms that refused to trade with Iran after the US pullout from Iran nuclear deal could face legal action.

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-05-13). Chernobyl Radiation Surge 'Cause for Concern,' Say Scientists. commondreams.org Scientists have detected a surge in fission reactions inside an inaccessible chamber around the ruins of Reactor Four at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/chernobyl_0.jpg

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