Daily Archives: May 16, 2021

2021-05-16: News Headlines

James L. Gelvin (2021-05-16). As the Palestinian minority takes to the streets, Israel is having its own Black Lives Matter moment. juancole.com ( The Conversation) — The images and reports coming from Israel, Jerusalem and Gaza in recent days are shocking. They are also surprising to those who thought the 2020 Abraham Accords and subsequent agreements to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan would place the conflict between Israelis and …

Stop US Aid to Israel (2021-05-16). Rep. Rashida Tlaib Speaks Truth to Power on Palestine. indybay.org On the floor of the US Congress on 5/13/21, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan stated in her moving 10 minute speech below, that "If there's one thing Detroit instilled in this Palestinian girl from Southwest, it's you always speak truth to power, even if your voice shakes. The freedom of Palestinians is connected to the fight against oppression all over the world." We will be there for her and Palestine on 5/15/21 at 16th & Valencia, SF in opposition to the 75% of US Congress who, as Tlaib stated: "signed a letter pledging that Israel shall never be made to comply with basic human rights laws that other countries th…

_____ (2021-05-16). Support Jailed Whistleblower Daniel Hale. popularresistance.org Hale is a veteran of the US Air Force. During his military service from 2009 to 2013, he participated in the US drone program, working with both the National Security Agency and the Joint Special Operations Task Force at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. After leaving the Air Force, Hale became an outspoken opponent of the US targeted killings program, US foreign policy more generally, and a supporter of whistleblowers. He publicly spoke out at conferences, forums, and public panels. He was featured prominently in the award-winning documentary National Bird, a film about whistleblowers in the US drone program w…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-16). Defying ban on 'unauthorized protests,' Algerians take to the streets in large numbers. peoplesdispatch.org The Hirak protests continued on Friday despite a recent ban on unauthorized protests. Those on the streets were met with massive police deployment and large-scale detentions…

teleSUR (2021-05-16). EU Calls For An End To Discrimination Against LGBTI Community. telesurenglish.net On the eve of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, the European Union (EU) on Sunday called on the international community to eliminate the criminalization of same-sex relationships. | RELATED: | "It is not conceivable that still 69 countries criminalize same-sex relationships and in 11 of those nations being homosexual is punishable by death. We will continue to be at the forefront in ensuring that the LGT…

_____ (2021-05-16). Help Three Native American Women Save Their Hospital. popularresistance.org When Donna Gilbert asked me to be a part of her lawsuit, I immediately said yes. After having survived three other lawsuits, I should have been leery. But when peoples' lives are at stake, it is not hard to make a hard decision. | Initially it was the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court (OST). It was my son's idea to go to the Tribal Court because we knew what the outcome would be. The OST court would dismiss our case because the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board (GPTCHB) was under the jurisdiction of the state of South Dakota and was not a Tribal Organization. But we needed this verified by a court. We also knew…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-15). On the Sixth Day of Israeli Offensive, Casualties and Numbers of IDPs Rise. libya360.wordpress.com On Sixth Day of Israeli Offensive on Gaza: Houses Destroyed over Its Residents and More Civilians Displaced In Excessive Use of Force during Suppression of Protests in Solidarity with Gaza and Jerusalem, IOF and Settlers Kill 11 Civilians and Wound 109 Others with Bullets in West Bank…

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-15). If I Fall in the Struggle, Take my Place. orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad — May 13, 2021 | Ugliness defines the mood of state violence from Cali (Colombia) to Durban (South Africa), each context different and the depth of the violence particular to the location. Images of security forces cracking down on people trying to express their political rights have become commonplace. It is impossible to keep track of the events, which move swiftly from public manifestations to courtroom scenes, from the dissipation of tear gas to the invisible frustration of the prison cell. Yet, underlying these events and amidst the range of feelings that shape them lies a sense of refu…

Editor2 (2021-05-15). Biden Administration Affirms US Support for Corrupt Jordanian Monarchy Amidst Suppression of Alleged Coup Attempt. orinocotribune.com By Christian Sorensen — May 5, 2021 | Pattern of U.S. Support for Autocracy across the Middle East | In early April, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, the former crown prince of Jordan, was imprisoned under house arrest. | King Abdullah II, who is Hamzah's half-brother and the absolute ruler of Jordan, ordered Prince Hamzah to cease communications with the outside world. | Prince Hamzah said he would not keep quiet, tweeting, "I'm not going to obey when they say you can't go out, you can't tweet, you can't communicate with people." | The Jordanian deputy prime minister, Ayman Safadi, claimed that the prince was inv…

Editor2 (2021-05-15). Murray Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison. orinocotribune.com By Joe Lauria — May 11, 2021 | Craig Murray, the former British diplomat, has been sentenced to 8 months in prison for contempt of court during the 2020 trial of former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond. | Craig Murray, an ex-British ambassador and blogger, has been sentenced to eight months in prison after being found guilty in March of contempt of court during the 2020 trial of former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond. He was given three weeks to turn himself into police, pending his appeal. Judge Lady Dorrian issued the sentence, she said, despite Murray's health issues. | Murray faced up to two yea…

Staff (2021-05-15). Activists Push for Charges to Be Dropped Against Demonstrators for Black Lives. truthout.org In early June 2020, a young Black mother who had just finished grocery shopping with her husband and 2-year-old child in Austin, Texas, was abducted by agents in an unmarked vehicle as part of a joint mission launched by the FBI and the Texas Department of Public Safety in cooperation with former Austin District Attorney Margaret Moore. | After arresting her in the parking lot, she faced a state jail felony for burglary and a rioting charge for allegedly livestreaming a protest outside of a…

Mary Owen, Michael Westerhaus, Amy Finnegan, Laalitha Surapaneni, Winona LaDuke (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Working upstream. thelancet.com Health-care workers often conceptualise addressing the social and structural determinants of health as working upstream.1 In response to the racial disparities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Movement for Black Lives, health systems are acknowledging systemic racism, promoting implicit bias training, and screening for the social determinants of health. Although welcome, these changes will not achieve the social transformation necessary to eliminate health inequities. We must move even further upstream.

WSWS (2021-05-15). Black Lives Matter goes to war with Napoleon and the French Revolution. wsws.org In the New York Times, an academic supporter of Black Lives Matter slandered the republic that emerged from the 1789 French Revolution as a genocidal, racist state.

Pat Elder (2021-05-15). Germans, Japanese, and Marylanders Are Poisoned by the U.S. Military. covertactionmagazine.com Fire-fighting foams used on bases worldwide are contaminating the environment and endangering public health. Gàºnther Schneider, a farmer from Binsfeld, Germany, has photos that show what the stream that flows through the village of Binsfeld looks like when aqueous film-forming foam is released from a fire suppression system in hangars on the Spangdahlem Air Base—like …

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2021-05-16: Social Media Postees

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As the Palestinian minority takes to the streets, Israel is having its own Black Lives Matter moment
James L. Gelvin | juancole.com | 2021-05-16
( The Conversation) — The images and reports coming from Israel, Jerusalem and Gaza in recent days are shocking. They are also surprising to those who thought the 2020 Abraham Accords and subsequent agreements to normalize relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco, and Sudan would place the conflict between Israelis and …
juancole.com/2021/05/palestinian-minority-streets.html

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Speaks Truth to Power on Palestine
Stop US Aid to Israel | indybay.org | 2021-05-16
On the floor of the US Congress on 5/13/21, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan stated in her moving 10 minute speech below, that "If there's one thing Detroit instilled in this Palestinian girl from Southwest, it's you always speak truth to power, even if your voice shakes. The freedom of Palestinians is connected to the fight against oppression all over the world." We will be there for her and Palestine on 5/15/21 at 16th & Valencia, SF in opposition to the 75% of US Congress who, as Tlaib stated: "signed a letter pledging that Israel shall never be made to comply with basic human rights laws that other countries th…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/14/18842496.php

Support Jailed Whistleblower Daniel Hale
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-16
Hale is a veteran of the US Air Force. During his military service from 2009 to 2013, he participated in the US drone program, working with both the National Security Agency and the Joint Special Operations Task Force at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. After leaving the Air Force, Hale became an outspoken opponent of the US targeted killings program, US foreign policy more generally, and a supporter of whistleblowers. He publicly spoke out at conferences, forums, and public panels. He was featured prominently in the award-winning documentary National Bird, a film about whistleblowers in the US drone program w…
popularresistance.org/support-jailed-whistleblower-daniel-hale/

Defying ban on 'unauthorized protests,' Algerians take to the streets in large numbers
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-16
The Hirak protests continued on Friday despite a recent ban on unauthorized protests. Those on the streets were met with massive police deployment and large-scale detentions…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/05/16/defying-ban-on-unauthorized-protests-algerians-take-to-the-streets-in-large-numbers/

EU Calls For An End To Discrimination Against LGBTI Community
telesurenglish.net | 2021-05-16
On the eve of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, the European Union (EU) on Sunday called on the international community to eliminate the criminalization of same-sex relationships. | RELATED: | Cuba's Draft Constitution Opens Path to Gay Marriage | "It is not conceivable that still 69 countries criminalize same-sex relationships and in 11 of those nations being homosexual is punishable by death. We will continue to be at the forefront in ensuring that the LGT…
telesurenglish.net/news/EU-Calls-For-An-End-To-Discrimination-Against-LGBTI-Community-20210516-0004.html

Help Three Native American Women Save Their Hospital
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-16
When Donna Gilbert asked me to be a part of her lawsuit, I immediately said yes. After having survived three other lawsuits, I should have been leery. But when peoples' lives are at stake, it is not hard to make a hard decision. | Initially it was the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court (OST). It was my son's idea to go to the Tribal Court because we knew what the outcome would be. The OST court would dismiss our case because the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board (GPTCHB) was under the jurisdiction of the state of South Dakota and was not a Tribal Organization. But we needed this verified by a court. We also knew…
popularresistance.org/help-three-native-american-women-save-their-hospital/

On the Sixth Day of Israeli Offensive, Casualties and Numbers of IDPs Rise
Internationalist 360 ∞ | libya360.wordpress.com | 2021-05-15
On Sixth Day of Israeli Offensive on Gaza: Houses Destroyed over Its Residents and More Civilians Displaced In Excessive Use of Force during Suppression of Protests in Solidarity with Gaza and Jerusalem, IOF and Settlers Kill 11 Civilians and Wound 109 Others with Bullets in West Bank…
libya360.wordpress.com/2021/05/15/on-the-sixth-day-of-israeli-offensive-casualties-and-numbers-of-idps-rise/

[Correspondence] Working upstream
Mary Owen, Michael Westerhaus, Amy Finnegan, Laalitha Surapaneni, Winona LaDuke | thelancet.com | 2021-05-15
Health-care workers often conceptualise addressing the social and structural determinants of health as working upstream.1 In response to the racial disparities of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Movement for Black Lives, health systems are acknowledging systemic racism, promoting implicit bias training, and screening for the social determinants of health. Although welcome, these changes will not achieve the social transformation necessary to eliminate health inequities. We must move even further upstream.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00923-5/fulltext?rss=yes

If I Fall in the Struggle, Take my Place
Vijay Prashad | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-15
By Vijay Prashad — May 13, 2021 | Ugliness defines the mood of state violence from Cali (Colombia) to Durban (South Africa), each context different and the depth of the violence particular to the location. Images of security forces cracking down on people trying to express their political rights have become commonplace. It is impossible to keep track of the events, which move swiftly from public manifestations to courtroom scenes, from the dissipation of tear gas to the invisible frustration of the prison cell. Yet, underlying these events and amidst the range of feelings that shape them lies a sense of refu…
orinocotribune.com/if-i-fall-in-the-struggle-take-my-place/

Activists Push for Charges to Be Dropped Against Demonstrators for Black Lives
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-05-15
In early June 2020, a young Black mother who had just finished grocery shopping with her husband and 2-year-old child in Austin, Texas, was abducted by agents in an unmarked vehicle as part of a joint mission launched by the FBI and the Texas Department of Public Safety in cooperation with former Austin District Attorney Margaret Moore. | After arresting her in the parking lot, she faced a state jail felony for burglary and a rioting charge for allegedly livestreaming a protest outside of a…
truthout.org/articles/activists-push-for-charges-to-be-dropped-against-demonstrators-for-black-lives/

Black Lives Matter goes to war with Napoleon and the French Revolution
wsws.org | 2021-05-15
In the New York Times, an academic supporter of Black Lives Matter slandered the republic that emerged from the 1789 French Revolution as a genocidal, racist state.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/15/napo-m15.html

Germans, Japanese, and Marylanders Are Poisoned by the U.S. Military
Pat Elder | covertactionmagazine.com | 2021-05-15
Fire-fighting foams used on bases worldwide are contaminating the environment and endangering public health. Gàºnther Schneider, a farmer from Binsfeld, Germany, has photos that show what the stream that flows through the village of Binsfeld looks like when aqueous film-forming foam is released from a fire suppression system in hangars on the Spangdahlem Air Base–like …
covertactionmagazine.com/2021/05/15/germans-japanese-and-marylanders-are-poisoned-by-the-u-s-military/

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