Daily Archives: May 14, 2021

2021-05-14: News Headlines

Adam R Houston, Srinivas Murthy (2021-05-15). [Correspondence] Canada is no global health leader on COVID-19 vaccine equity. thelancet.com In the 2018 Lancet Series on Canada's global leadership on health, the authors reported on measures such as the Feminist International Assistance Policy and concluded that "the world, more than ever, needs Canada's leadership on health".1 Unfortunately, Canadian leadership on vaccine equity was an early casualty of COVID-19. A year into the pandemic, Canada's international image is that of a country who secured over ten doses of scarce vaccine per capita.2…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-05-14). Global cry to demand release of South African activists. peoplesdispatch.org Activists from across the globe have joined South Africa's shack dweller movement Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM) in demanding the immediate release of activists Mqapheli Bonono, Siniko Miya, and Maphiwe Gasa and the dropping of all charges against them. Since May 4, the movement has been condemning what they believe to be a politically motivated farce aimed to attack their movement. | The three have been charged with 'conspiracy to commit murder' and police allege that in a public meeting organized by the movement, they had discussed plans to assassinate witnesses to a murder. The movement has already pointed out th…

Katha Pollitt (2021-05-14). Rushing to Judgment on Scott Stringer. zcomm.org The facts are too scarce, and the stakes are too high, to jump to conclusions. We cannot flourish as a society if a single accusation out of the blue upends an election overnight and ruins a 30-year career in politics…

teleSUR (2021-05-13). Bolivia Holds Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine Patent Liberalization. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's President Luis Arce Thursday warned that the COVID-19 pandemic might wipe out health systems worldwide if patents for vaccine production are not released. | RELATED: | He made the remarks at the International Forum on Patent Freedom, which was organized by the Bolivian Foreign Ministry and the United Nations Development Progam (UNDP) in El Alto. | "Humanity has had the scientific and technological capac…

Rainer Shea (2021-05-13). The US Empire's Attempts to Retain Control Bring the Next Wave of Socialist Revolutions Closer. orinocotribune.com In the last year, the imperialists have had both one great defeat and one great victory. Last fall in Bolivia, the indigenous movement overpowered the CIA-installed coup regime and forced through an election which brought the country's socialist party back to power, losing the international bourgeoisie control over Bolivia's Lithium and destroying the strategic military advantage Washington was trying to build up around Venezuela. But then last month in Ecuador, the imperialists

Moderator (2021-05-13). Israeli Defense Farce. scheerpost.com Mr. Fish Dwayne Booth (a.k.a., Mr. Fish) is a cartoonist, freelance writer and ScheerPost regular who has been published in many reputable and prestigious magazines, journals and newspapers. In addition to Harper's Magazine, his work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones Magazine, the Advocate, Z Magazine, the Utne Reader, Slate.com, MSNBC. |

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