2022-05-26: News Headlines

_____ (2022-05-26). US Federal Reserve says its goal is 'to get wages down'. popularresistance.org The chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, said his goal is "to get wages down." | In a press conference on May 4, Powell announced that the Fed would be raising interest rates by half a percentage and implementing policies aimed at reducing inflation in the United States, which is at its highest level in 40 years. | According to a transcript of the presser published by the Wall Street Journal, Powell blamed this inflation crisis, which is global, not on the proxy war in Ukraine and Western sanctions on Russia, but rather on US workers supposedly making too much money.

_____ (2022-05-26). US Women Human Rights Defenders Deported From Western Sahara. popularresistance.org Three US women heading to visit their friends in Boujdour, Western Sahara, were forcibly turned back on May 23rd, when they landed at Laayoune Airport. Twelve men and six women Moroccan agents physically overpowered them and placed them against their will on a plane back to Casablanca. During the scuffle, one of the women's shirt and bra were pulled up to expose her breasts. In the cultural context of the passengers on the plane, this was a serious form of harassment and violence against women. | Wynd Kaufmyn said of her treatment by the Moroccan forces, "We refused to cooperate with their illegal actions. I repe…

Staff (2022-05-26). Why Is US Easing Some Sanctions On Venezuela? Economic Blackmail, Oil, & Russia. multipolarista.com The US government has announced that it is lifting a small number of sanctions on Venezuela. A major left-wing newspaper in Turkey, BirGàºn, interviewed Multipolarista editor Benjamin Norton about the situation. His comments follow below: 1) What do you think about the reports in the US media which say that the USA will ease a few …

Staff (2022-05-26). Lauded By WHO, India's Frontline Health Workers Are Still Fighting For Basic Rights. peoplesdispatch.org On May 22, India's Accredited Social Health Activist, or ASHA, workers received the World Health Organization's Global Health Leaders Award. They joined five other recipients in recognition of their "contributions to advancing global health, and demonstrated leadership and commitment to regional health issues." The award was also posthumously given to eight volunteer polio workers in …

Staff (2022-05-26). Tens Of Thousands Rally In North Of Ireland For Irish Language Legislation. peoplesdispatch.org Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Belfast, in the North of Ireland on Saturday, May 21. The central demand of the protesters was to pass a law which would give Irish equal rights with English similar to the Welsh Language Act passed by the UK Government in the 90s.

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2022-05-25: News Headlines

Staff (2022-05-25). US sanctions on Iran, Cuba led to countries' self-sufficiency. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Referring to Iran-Cuba's successful cooperation in producing the Covid-19 vaccine, the Iranian health minister said that US illegal sanctions against Iran and Cuba led to the countries' self-sufficiency.

Staff (2022-05-25). President Raeisi reaffirms pledge to neutralize sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Iran's President Ebrahim Raeisi once again said that his administration will not tie the country's progress to the removal of sanctions, reiterating that neutralization of the impact of sanctions is being resolutely pursued.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-25). EU divisions grow as Hungary PM opposes ban on Russian oil. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban ruled out discussing the EU's proposed oil ban on Russia at next week's summit of the bloc's leaders, in a stance that could derail the EU's bid to win approval for the sanctions package.

Staff (2022-05-25). Russia strengthening trade ties with Iran amid sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said that despite the pressure of US sanctions, Russia is developing trade relations with Iran, boosting the economies of both nations…

Staff (2022-05-25). US imposes new sanctions on Iran in yet another futile move. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) — The US Treasury Department announced new sanctions on IRGC Quds Force in yet another sign of continued animosity towards the Iranian nation despite its claims of willingness to lift the Trump-era sanctions.

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