2022-05-17: News Headlines

Staff (2022-05-17). US conducts hypersonic weapon test. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 17 (MNA) — The United States Air Force says it has conducted a test of a hypersonic weapon, which flew at five times the speed of sound.

Staff (2022-05-17). US Senate backs Ukraine's $40 bn aid package. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 17 (MNA) — A bill on the US $40-billion package of aid for Ukraine has been approved following an initial procedural vote in the US Senate, according to the live broadcast from the upper house of the American Congress.

WSWS (2022-05-17). Baby formula shortage leaves millions in need across United States. wsws.org A shortage of baby formula has been exacerbated by the closing of a major plant in Michigan after it was exposed to have severe health violations.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). Ambassador: Azerbaijan's strategic importance makes it U.S., Pentagon partner in the region. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Azeri Press AgencyMay 16, 2022 US ambassador: "Azerbaijan's strategic importance makes it a US partner in the region" US Ambassador Lee Litzenberger attended a presentation ceremony of English language instruction equipment provided by the Department of Defense to the State Customs Committee, the Embassy told APA. The Ambassador, together with deputy chairman of the State …

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). In Video: Ukrainian Nazis Burned Russian Prisoner Alive. southfront.org

Anonymous587 (2022-05-17). Buffalo's Shooting. Another Manifestation Of Nazism In Action. southfront.org Detention of Peyton Gendron | A mass shooting occurred on 5/14/2022 in Buffalo, NY. Ten people were killed, three were wounded. The shooter was broadcasting an online stream of the mass shooting. The shooter is a self-proclaimed supporter of white supremacy, as stated in his manifesto. He used the Black Sun symbol on the front page. The same symbol is used by the Nazi group Azov in Ukraine. He describes in detail what weapons he used, as well as why he carried out the attack and how he intended to carry it out. La…

Contributing Writers (2022-05-17). NEO-NAZIS FROM EUROPE RUSH TO FIGHT IN UKRAINE, FLEE FASTER (VIDEOS)/ By Southfront. marktaliano.net READ MORE:

Medea Benjamin (2022-05-17). For Biden's Summit of the Americas, Obama's Handshake With Raúl Castro Shows the Way. commondreams.org The U.S. president should invite all the nations of the region to the summit and shake the hands of every head of state to foster better dialogue and a brighter future for the hemisphere.

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On May 17, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Over the past 24 hours, 265 AFU servicemen have laid down arms and surrendered in Azovstal, according to the Russian MOD; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue to the north of Popasnaya; | Russian forces claimed control over Novoselovka-2; | Russian forces entered the village of Novomikhailovka; | Russian forces are advancing in the northern and north-western outskirts of Lyman; | Clashes between the AFU and Russian forces continue on the outskirts…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). Overview Of Russian Advance On Donbass Front Lines. southfront.org Russian soldier in Popasna | On the night of May 16-17, explosions were heard in the Petrovsky district of the city of Donetsk, and Russian air defense forces were working in the area. In total, there were about 8 explosions. This situation may be justified by the confident offensive of Russian troops on the Luhansk-Donetsk front line as a whole. | Therefore, it is worth noting some hot spots in eastern Ukraine. At the moment, fighting is going on for the control of Belogorovka and in the Severodonetsk region in the Luha…

Ann Brown (2022-05-17). Russia To America: We Will Only Trade WNBA Star Brittney Griner For Arms Trafficker Victor 'Merchant Of Death' Bout. moguldom.com Women's National Basketball Association star Brittney Griner was arrested in Russia days before the invasion of Ukraine and Russian media are reporting that she could be brought home in a prisoner swap with a notorious arms dealer known as the "Merchant of Death." A two-time Olympic gold medalist, Griner has been held in Russia since …

Editor2 (2022-05-17). Whether the World Supports NATO War Against Russia? orinocotribune.com By Vyacheslav Tetekin &#1 ; Apr 11, 2022 | The Western press actively imposes on the international community the idea that allegedly the whole world stands for tough measures against Russia in connection with its military operation in Ukraine. This is not surprising. Major American and European TV companies and newspapers have long become weapons of the US and the EU information war against their geopolitical rivals. The same as aircraft carriers and Marines. The "world press" is a cheaper, but no less destructive weapon than aircraft carriers. So there is no faith in these "zealots of democratic values". In part…

Editor (2022-05-17). $40 Billion more for the Ukraine war: a wakeup call for those who still believe in lesser-evilism. mronline.org The U.S. House of Representatives just approved another massive military "aid" package for the Ukraine War.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). Borrell: EU defense chiefs to approve another half billion Euros to arm Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Interfax-UkraineMay 17, 2022 EU defense ministers to approve another EUR 0 mln for arming Ukraine &#1 ; Borrell The Council of Ministers of Defense of the European Union at a meeting of the Council for Foreign Affairs, which is taking place on Tuesday in Brussels, will approve a proposal to allocate another EUR 0 million to …

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). Did CIA Train Ukrainian Torturers? southfront.org Click to see full-size imageJournalist reports similarities between Ukrainian and American torture techniques. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, researcher in Social Sciences at the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; geopolitical consultant. | Western media accuse Russia of perpetrating war crimes in Ukraine and committing human rights violations against civilians and prisoners. However, these same agencies are absolutely silent in the face of the evident practices of torture by Kiev's agents against their enemies…

Nan Levinson (2022-05-17). Ukraine and the Anti-War Dilemma. commondreams.org The significance of Ukraine's struggle certainly doesn't lie in educating Americans, but perhaps it is finally making us reckon with the costs of war, as we've needed to do for so long.

Rick Rozoff (2022-05-17). NATO must immediately provide Ukraine with artillery: British FS. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com UkrinformMay 15, 2022 NATO countries must immediately provide Ukraine with artillery &#1 ; Truss NATO countries have agreed to continue to support Ukraine to help it contain Russia. UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said this in Berlin on Sunday, Ukrinform reports, citing the BBC. "Putin must face a sustained defeat in Ukraine….Allies must support Ukraine's move …

C.J. Polychroniou (2022-05-17). Alicia Garza: "The Shooter Wrote a Manifesto, and My Name Was Included In It" truthout.org The 18-year-old white supremacist who traveled to Buffalo to shoot Black shoppers at the local supermarket didn't only target the 10 Black people whom he killed. His hate-filled manifesto made clear that he aimed to target all Black people in the U.S. — and also mass organizing for racial justice. | "Black communities and Black families must once again grieve the loss of loved ones — mothers, fathers, partners, siblings, friends — at the hands of white supremacy and racialized violence," Radical organizer and activist Alicia Garza, cofounder of Black Lives Matter and Principal of Black Futures L…

Brett Wilkins (2022-05-17). Palestine Defenders Hail Rep. Tlaib's 'Historic' Nakba Resolution. commondreams.org "The time has come for the United States to correct an ongoing historical mistake it committed by recognizing the Palestinian Nakba, and to pressure Israel to respect American values that call for justice, equality, and freedom for all."

Andrew Korybko (2022-05-17). Next Month's Summit of the Americas is Shaping Up to Show How Isolated the US Has Become. orinocotribune.com By Andrew Korybko &#1 ; May 12, 2022 | By continuing to become an increasingly independent pole of influence amidst the global systemic transition to multipolarity, the Latin American countries literally contribute to changing the world for the better. They show how isolated the US is from the Global South, which discredits its propagandistic innuendo to have returned to its former superpower status in recent months. | US observers are becoming increasingly worried that next month's Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles is about to be one of the Biden Administration's worst-ever foreign policy embarrassments foll…

Staff (2022-05-17). July 8 2022: Ghassan lives, Palestine lives! Call to Organize for the th Anniversary of the Assassination of Ghassan Kanafani. samidoun.net "The Palestinian cause is not a cause for Palestinians only, but a cause for every revolutionary, wherever he is, as a cause of the exploited and oppressed masses in our era." &#1 ; Ghassan Kanafani A statement from Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network and the Palestinian Youth Movement 8 July 2022 will mark the th anniversary …

Staff (2022-05-17). Nakba Day: Berlin defies repression! samidoun.net The following statement was issued by the coalition of organizations resisting German state repression in Berlin targeting Palestinian organizing, specifically the ban on demonstrations commemorating the Nakba, the catastrophe of the Palestinian people that has been ongoing for the past 74 years, from 13 to 15 May. Near multiple spontaneous actions for Palestine — or …

Benjamin Norton (2022-05-17). Canada: Complaining about gas prices only helps Putin and China. multipolarista.com Canada's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland claimed in Parliament that complaining about high gas prices is "doing Vladimir Putin's work for him." She blamed inflation on Russia and "China's zero Covid policy."

WSWS (2022-05-17). In the face of continuing COVID pandemic: Dangerous "science experiment" being carried out on music fans, musicians by industry officials. wsws.org The central and overwhelming responsibility for the present state of unpreparedness lies with the government, media and corporate elite, who are engineering the "return to normal" for their own selfish economic and political reasons.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-05-17). Video: Pfizer's "Secret" Report on the Covid Vaccine. Beyond Manslaughter. The Evidence is Overwhelming. The Vaccine Should Be Immediately Withdrawn Worldwide. globalresearch.ca The following video interview with Prof. Michel Chossudovsky pertains to the Confidential Pfizer Report released as part of a Freedom of Information (FOI) procedure. | The report is a bombshell. The vaccine was launched in mid-December 2020. By the end of …

Bezerra M. (2022-05-17). Rapid Antigen Tests for SARS-CoV-2. jamanetwork.com To the Editor In the recent study using data from a large COVID-19 rapid testing program that took place in working environments across Canada, the authors reported a low incidence of false-positive test results (0.05%) with rapid antigen testing, which is in accordance with previous smaller cohorts. These findings support the use of the antigen tests for screening asymptomatic individuals as an important tool to mitigate viral spread in work communities, without overwhelming polymerase chain reaction (PCR)—based diagnostic laboratories.

ecns.cn (2022-05-17). Health experts back China's COVID-19 control policy. ecns.cn Two Chinese health experts have expressed confidence in China's epidemic prevention and control policy, saying that the country will win the battle against COVID-19 with continuous efforts.

Staff (2022-05-17). Cuba reporta 46 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 110 altas médicas. cubadebate.cu Al cierre de este lunes 16 de mayo, Cuba reportó 46 nuevos casos de COVID-19, ningún fallecido y 110 altas médicas. Actualmente hay 404 casos activos, informó el Ministerio de Salud Pública (Minsap) en su parte diario este martes.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-17). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: National Nurses Week. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At Mayo Clinic, the Department of Nursing consists of over 22,000 people, including nurses, patient care assistants, patient care technicians and social workers. Like many health care professionals, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a stressful and challenging time for those in the department. "Throughout the pandemic, our nurses have continued to be there for their patients," says Ryannon Frederick, Mayo Clinic's chief nursing officer. "Our patient satisfaction actually increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. And that's…

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). Evacuation Of Ukrainian Fighters From Azovstal Continues. No Promises Of Their Exchange (Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 17, the Russian Ministry of Defence confirmed that the surrender of the militants of the nationalist Azov regiment and Ukrainian servicemen, who were blocked at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol began. Over the past day, 265 militants have laid down their arms and surrendered, including 51 seriously wounded. All those in need of medical care were sent for treatment to the hospital in Novoazovsk, Donetsk People's Republic. The other were transferred to the village of Elenovka in the…

Liberation Staff (2022-05-17). Thousands in the streets for 'Bans Off Our Bodies' rallies in hundreds of cities. liberationnews.org Many participants were angered by how the Democrats are using the issue of abortion as a political bargaining chip to fundraise and bring out voters for the midterm elections.

Trevor Rindler (2022-05-17). Rallying nurses: For Ohio health care, the time is now. liberationnews.org On May 12, approximately 300 demonstrators converged on the Ohio Statehouse for a rally in solidarity with nurses.

Kade Crockford (2022-05-17). Impending Threat of Abortion Criminalization Brings New Urgency to the Fight for Digital Privacy. aclu.org As the shockwaves from the bombshell publication of a leaked draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade continue to reverberate, questions and fears about our digital privacy and what comes next

Anonymous103 (2022-05-17). Military Situation In Syria On May 17, 2022 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 17, the Russian Ministry of Defence recorded no hostilities and ceasefire violations in Idlib region in the past 24 hours; | On May 17, an SAA security officer was killed by an IED attack in the city of Daraa; | On May 17, Turkish drones targeted a house in the city of Tal Rafaat; | On May 16, the Russian Military Police and Turkish forces conducted a joint patrol in the eastern countryside of the city of Ain al-Arab; | On May 16, the US al-Shaddadi base reportedly…

Anonymous765 (2022-05-17). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — May 17, 2022. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air w…

Editor (2022-05-17). The Media was the Most Powerful Player in the Popular Rebellion. scheerpost.com By Shireen Abu Akleh / This text was written by Shireen Abu Akleh in 2016 for Majallat al-Dirasat al-Filastiniyyah. In it, she discusses the role of media coverage in Palestinian uprisings, specifically the "Popular Rebellion" of late 2015 and early 2016, which began as a response to Israeli raids on the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. The article discusses the complex ways in which news media and social media interact with Palestinian resistance and opposition to the occupation. The Institute for Palesti…

Caitlin A. Johnstone (2022-05-17). Pentagon-funded Think Tank simulates war with China on NBC. mronline.org NBC's 'Meet the Press' just aired an absolutely freakish segment in which the influential narrative management firm Center for a New American Security (CNAS) ran war games simulating a direct US hot war with China.

Editor (2022-05-17). Controversy and contradictions ahead of the 9th Summit of the Americas. mronline.org The controversy began when U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Brian Nichols, made a statement on Colombian television channel NTN24 earlier in the month, saying that Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela were not welcome at the Summit, since these countries "do not adhere to the Democratic Charter of the Americas."

IMEMC News (2022-05-17). Army Injures Dozens Of Palestinians During Funeral Of Slain Palestinian. imemc.org On Monday, Israeli soldiers injured dozens of Palestinians after the army attacked the funeral procession and ceremony of a Palestinian who died from serious wounds he suffered after the army shot him in Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center In Silwan (Silwanic) said the soldiers attacked the funeral procession of Walid …

IMEMC News (2022-05-17). Army Injures Many Palestinians Near Hebron. imemc.org On Tuesday dawn, Israeli soldiers injured many Palestinians in Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank. Media sources said several Israeli army jeeps invaded the town before the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes. They added that the soldiers attacked many Palestinians while searching the homes …

IMEMC News (2022-05-17). Soldiers Abduct Seventeen Palestinians In West Bank. imemc.org Israeli soldiers abducted at least seventeen Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank overnight. In Bethlehem, the soldiers abducted three former political prisoners, Walid Shehada Ja'fari, 27, from Deheishe refugee camp, south of the city, Wisam Abu Aker, in his fifties, and Mustafa Qneis, 30, from Aida refugee camp, north of Bethlehem. In …

IMEMC News (2022-05-17). Soldiers Seriously Injure A Palestinian Near Nablus. imemc.org Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, Wednesday, a Palestinian man, reportedly when he attempted to stab them at the Huwwara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The Palestinian, identified as Mohammad Ismael Abu Sabra, 49, was shot by the soldiers near the roadblock before the soldiers sealed the area. A …

KWORINOCO (2022-05-17). According to his Secretary of Defense, Trump Considered Simultaneous Naval Blockade of Venezuela & Cuba. orinocotribune.com In March 2020, the US government planned a simultaneous naval blockade against Venezuela and Cuba, with the aim of overthrowing both governments. The revelation was obtained from the new book by Mark Esper, who at the time was the secretary of defense of former US president Donald Trump. | Samuel Moncada, Venezuelan ambassador to the UN, referring on Twitter to Mark Esper's book A Sacred Oath: Memoirs of a Secretary of Defense During Extraordinary Times, noted that the plan was hatched during meetings in Washington between Trump and the supposed interim president of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó. Moncada has commented o…

Peoples Dispatch (2022-05-17). Palestinians commemorate 74th anniversary of Nakba amid heightened Israeli violence. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands of Palestinian refugees from across the world carried out marches and rallies to observe the day their ancestors were forced out of their homes and lands in historic Palestine by Zionist militias in 1948…

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (2022-05-17). WAFA: "Cancer-stricken former prisoner dies due to complications from medical negligence" imemc.org NABLUS, Tuesday, May 17, 2022 (WAFA) — A Palestinian cancer-stricken former prisoner Monday evening died due to complications from Israeli medical negligence at the time of his detention, according to the Palestinian Prisoner's Society. PPS said that Ihab al-Kilani, a resident of Nablus city, passed away a month after being released from Israeli imprisonment. It …

The Tricontinental (2022-05-17). Go to Yan'an: culture and national liberation. mronline.org The Chinese communist base area of Yan'an was a literal and metaphorical stage for envisioning, experimenting, and building a new society and a new human being.

Mark Gruenberg (2022-05-17). Primary Day: Progressives and moderates fight for Democratic nominations. peoplesworld.org Two Democratic contests today—a U.S. House primary in Oregon and the U.S. Senate primary in Pennsylvania—brought out, again, the simmering conflict pitting party "moderates" and its "establishment" of seasoned pols, pollsters, and consultants against Bernie Sanders-supporting progressives. And that doesn't even count the fact the Oregon primary alone is a multi-ring circus. Oregon, Pennsylvania, North …

Adriaan Alsema (2022-05-17). Establishment candidate in Colombia's elections linked to mafia. colombiareports.com A campaign chief of former President Alvaro Uribe and presidential candidate Federico Gutierrez has reportedly been doing business with narcos for years. The ties between Gutierrez's campaign and organized crime…

Chauncey K. Robinson (2022-05-17). 'Torn Hearts' review: Crisp thriller explores dark side of stardom and sisterhood. peoplesworld.org The new thriller, Torn Hearts, is a movie about complicated women. The actions these women perform may be seen as villainous, but the real monsters of the film are a bit less obvious. Meshing together the contrasting worlds of country music and the horror genre, the movie explores themes dealing with female solidarity, and the …

Asere Constance Ichuma (2022-05-17). Deputy Speaker of Parliament unveils official potrait. plusnews.ug The Deputy Speaker of Parliament,Rt.Hon.Thomas Tayebwa has unveiled his official potrait as Deputy Speaker since his election on March 25. Tayebwa was elected as Deputy Speaker following the re-election of the new Speaker after the death of Jacob L'Okori Oulanyah who died in Seattle ,USA where he had been rushed in February for treatment after …

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