2021-05-16: News Headlines

Editorial Team (2021-05-16). China's Zhurong rover lands on Mars with great success. challenge-magazine.org China's Zhurong rover successfully landed on Mars this Saturday. This is the first time a non-American Mars landing has gone through without a crash or loss of contact. | The success makes China the first nation to perform orbiting, landing and roving on its first Mars mission. It is also only the third nation to land on Mars, after Russia and the USA. | President Xi Jinping expressed his congratulations to the team behind the mission, calling their success an outstanding achievement. "You were brave enough for the challenge, pursued excellence and placed our country in the advanced ranks of planetary explorat…

Staff (2021-05-15). Sputnik Light and Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Vaccines to be Available Soon in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, May 11, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced that the Russian Sputnik Light vaccine and the Janssen vaccine, developed by the US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, will soon be available in Venezuela. | Both vaccines were developed as single dose injections which will speed up vaccination throughout the country. | This announcement was made during the launch of Vaccination Week 2021. President Maduro expressed that, in regard to the COVID-19 immunization of the Venezuelan population, his government aims to have "an acceleration of mass vaccination" in the month of May, which will co…

Eds. (2021-05-15). Soviet Jews "stand with Israel forever" mronline.org This is what happens when a whole group of people gets converted to ethno-nationalism, which has become a kind of secular religion for them—a belief system predicated on messianic ethnic cleansing and blood-and-soil thinking. Most of my old Soviet immigrant friends aren't religious, but Zionism fills in that gap for them. | May 15, 2021…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-05-15). Elbowed and Hustled: Australia's Yellow Peril Problem. dissidentvoice.org With the babble about Cold War paranoia becoming a routine matter in Canberra, the treacherous ground for war with China is being bedded down and readied. The Yellow Peril image never truly dissipated from Australia's politics. It was crucial in framing the first act of the newly born Commonwealth in 1901: the Immigration Restriction Act. …

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). Russian Forces Dispatched To Armenia's Border Following Breach By Azerbaijani Special Forces. southfront.org Screen grab from Sputnik Armenia video. | Armenia has requested military support from Russia following a border breach by Azerbaijan troops, Earlier this week, hundreds of Azerbaijan special forces personnel

Anonymous669 (2021-05-15). In Video: Russian Pinpoint Strikes Destroyed ISIS Underground Command Post In Central Syria. southfront.org Illustrative image: Russian Su-25 attack aircraft take off from the Khmeimim airbase in Syria © Dmitriy Vinogradov / Sputnik | The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) had destroyed a large underground command post of ISIS in central Syria, According to the outlet, Su-24M and Su-34 warplanes of the VKS carried out a series of pinpoint airstrikes on…

Dean Baker (2021-05-15). Hot Tip for the NYT on Vaccines: There Are These Two Countries Called Russia and China. cepr.net I realize that it's hard for reporters at the country's leading newspaper to stay on top of the news, but this major piece (four reporters) on vaccinating the world should get a Pulitzer for ignorance. The topic of the piece is vaccinating the world, which should be number one on any serious person's list of …

WSWS (2021-05-15). Ukrainian government accuses pro-Russian oligarch and opposition leader of "high treason" wsws.org The indictment and prosecution of Medvedchuk will undoubtedly further worsen relations between Kiev and Moscow.

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-15). NATO pontiff cites Scripture for holy war against Russia and China. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO pontiff cites Scripture for holy war against Russia and ChinaRick Rozoff Today the NATO website posted a speech delivered by its Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the 3rd German Ecumenical Church Days which reveals more about the military bloc he heads up than he probably realized it did. He began his pontifications by saying …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-15). Are U.S.,NATO, EU Planning Final Mopping-Up Operation in Former Soviet Union? libya360.wordpress.com Rick Rozoff In recent days the American embassy in Georgia has acknowledged recruiting students from what it calls the "occupied territories" of that nation, and not a day goes by without the U.S., NATO and the European Union demanding the independent republics of Donetsk and Lugansk in the Donbass and Crimea be returned to Ukraine….

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