2022-05-06: News Headlines

Toward increased Networking (2022-05-06). Online events with John Bellamy Foster, Jodi Dean, Margaret Kimberley, David Wengrow, etc. indybay.org Here are about a dozen online events taking place over the next 2 weeks (and starting at 3 pm today, May 4th), featuring people such as John Bellamy Foster, Marcello Musto, Jodi Dean, Jeremy Lent, Margaret Kimberley, David Wengrow, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Staff (2022-05-05). Venezuela's Foreign Minister Plasencia Arrives in Bolivia to Meet with President Arce. orinocotribune.com The minister of foreign affairs of Venezuela arrived in La Paz, capital of Bolivia, for a three-day visit, during which he will meet with Bolivian authorities and discuss issues of concern for both nations including the international context, marked by the conflict in Ukraine and US interference. | The Foreign Minister of Venezuela, Félix Plasencia, also plans to meet with Bolivia's former President Evo Morales (2006-2019). The visit is intended to strengthen the strategic ties of brotherhood between the two countries. | "I appreciate the opportunity to be here," Plasencia said after disembarking at El Alto airpo…

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-05). US Officials Say US Intelligence Is Helping Ukraine Kill Russian Generals. news.antiwar.com According to a report from The New York Times citing unnamed senior US officials, intelligence provided by the US on Russian military units Ukraine has claimed to have killed 12 Russian generals, but the number is not confirmed, and Kyiv has an interest in exaggerating its success on the battlefield, and the officials wouldn't specify how many Russian officers were killed as a result of the assistance. But either way, the claim by US officials that they are helping kill Russian generals is a major provocation toward…

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-05). US Officials Say US Intelligence Is Helping Ukraine Kill Russian Generals. news.antiwar.com According to a report from The New York Times citing unnamed senior US officials, intelligence provided by the US on Russian military units Ukraine has claimed to have killed 12 Russian generals, but the number is not confirmed, and Kyiv has an interest in exaggerating its success on the battlefield, and the officials wouldn't specify how many Russian officers were killed as a result of the assistance. But either way, the claim by US officials that they are helping kill Russian generals is a major provocation toward…

Editor2 (2022-05-05). How Bolivia Beat Inflation (Interview). orinocotribune.com We spoke to economist Many of our neighbors like Brazil and Chile are seeing some of the highest inflati…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-05-05). Mexico Calls for Latin American Lithium Alliance. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has expressed his intentionto form an alliance with Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile, in order to promote mutual collaboration on lithium. "There has been communication with the president of Bolivia (Luis Arce), he, in turn, has a relationship, like us, with the president of Argentina (Alberto Fernández), who…

teleSUR, ldp, SH (2022-05-05). Canciller venezolano llega a Bolivia para afianzar relaciones. telesurtv.net El diplomático venezolano explicó que la agenda con Bolivia es extensa y de gran importancia para el desarrollo de ambas naciones.

Staff (2022-05-05). Para China, la OTAN "sembró las semillas" del conflicto entre Rusia y Ucrania. cubadebate.cu El representante permanente de China ante el Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU, Zhang Jun, declaró este jueves que "la reiterada expansión de la OTAN hacia el este después de la Guerra Fría no solo ha fracasado en hacer a Europa más segura, sino que también sembró las semillas del conflicto". Además, dijo que la entrega de armas no proporcionará la paz.

teleSUR, jaa, JL (2022-05-05). Nicaragua destaca llamamiento de China por la paz y seguridad. telesurtv.net "La única salida de esa guerra (entre Rusia y Ucrania) es el diálogo para la paz", aseveró el presidente Ortega.

Fight Back (2022-05-05). San Jose community marches on May Day. fightbacknews.org San Jose, CA — On May 1, about 400 people had gathered at Roosevelt Park in San Jose to celebrate International Workers Day. Many leftist organizations, trade unions, and grassroots organizations like Papeles Para Todos attended. | In the lead-up to the march, the action kicked off with a dance performance from Calpulli Tonalehqueh, an Aztec dance group. After this performance, a Muwekma Ohlone tribe member presented a land acknowledgment, ensuring that the people of San Jose understand they are on Muwekma Ohlone land. | Event organizers such as Nora Morales, a janitorial worker and member and leader of a l…

Amy Goodman (2022-05-05). Did Blinken Get COVID at the "Nation's Most Distinguished Superspreader Event"? truthout.org Secretary of State Antony Blinken has tested positive for the coronavirus. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said Wednesday Blinken would isolate at home according to CDC guidelines. Blinken met Wednesday with Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde shortly before his positive test result. A day earlier, he met with Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard. On Saturday, he joined a crowd of 2,600 celebrities, journalists and Washington elites who packed the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, where few in attendance wore masks. "You guys spent the last two years telling everyone the importance of wea…

teleSUR, SH (2022-05-05). Presidente mexicano inicia en Guatemala gira por Centroamérica. telesurtv.net En la gira, el presidente mexicano estará acompañado por el secretario de Relaciones Exteriores, Marcelo Ebrard.

Ramzy Baroud (2022-05-05). By Redefining UNRWA, Washington Destroys the Foundation for a Just Peace in Palestine. dissidentvoice.org Palestinians are justifiably worried that the mandate granted to the United Nations Agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, might be coming to an end. UNRWA's mission, which has been in effect since 1949, has done more than provide urgent aid and support to millions of refugees. It was also a political platform that protected and preserved …

Ramzy Baroud (2022-05-05). By Redefining UNRWA, Washington Destroys the Foundation for a Just Peace in Palestine. dissidentvoice.org Palestinians are justifiably worried that the mandate granted to the United Nations Agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, might be coming to an end. UNRWA's mission, which has been in effect since 1949, has done more than provide urgent aid and support to millions of refugees. It was also a political platform that protected and preserved …

Jonathan Cook (2022-05-05). The persecution of Julian Assange. dissidentvoice.org The British home secretary, Priti Patel, will decide this month whether Julian Assange is to be extradited to the United States, where he faces a sentence of up to 175 years — served most likely in strict, 24-hour isolation in a US super-max jail. He has already spent three years in similarly harsh conditions in …

Jonathan Cook (2022-05-05). The persecution of Julian Assange. dissidentvoice.org The British home secretary, Priti Patel, will decide this month whether Julian Assange is to be extradited to the United States, where he faces a sentence of up to 175 years — served most likely in strict, 24-hour isolation in a US super-max jail. He has already spent three years in similarly harsh conditions in …

Global Research News (2022-05-05). Selected Articles: Are the Neocons Setting Up the World for Nuclear War? globalresearch.ca By A false flag event is not the only avenue to nuclear war. The expansion of NATO to Finland and Sweden is …

Global Research News (2022-05-05). Selected Articles: Are the Neocons Setting Up the World for Nuclear War? globalresearch.ca By A false flag event is not the only avenue to nuclear war. The expansion of NATO to Finland and Sweden is …

Niko Leka (2022-05-05). John Shipton: 'Assange is caught in plague of malice'. greenleft.org.au The Hunter Asylum Seeker Advocacy screened Ithaka, a film about Julian Assange, with his father John Shipton a keynote speaker. Niko Leka reports.

Niko Leka (2022-05-05). John Shipton: 'Assange is caught in plague of malice'. greenleft.org.au The Hunter Asylum Seeker Advocacy screened Ithaka, a film about Julian Assange, with his father John Shipton a keynote speaker. Niko Leka reports.

____ (2022-05-05). Biden declares ongoing wildfires in New Mexico 'a major disaster'. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday declared wildfires lasting for weeks in the southwestern state of New Mexico "a major disaster," unlocking millions of dollars in relief for affected individuals and local recovery efforts.

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-05). US Ramps Up Training of Ukrainian Troops. news.antiwar.com The US is stepping up its efforts The US first started training Ukrainian forces after the 2014

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-05). US Ramps Up Training of Ukrainian Troops. news.antiwar.com The US is stepping up its efforts The US first started training Ukrainian forces after the 2014

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-05). Sweden Says It Received Security Assurances From US for NATO Application Period. news.antiwar.com Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde said Wednesday Both Sweden and Finland are seriously considering joining NATO and

Dave DeCamp (2022-05-05). Sweden Says It Received Security Assurances From US for NATO Application Period. news.antiwar.com Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde said Wednesday Both Sweden and Finland are seriously considering joining NATO and

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