Daily Archives: May 5, 2022

2022-05-05: News Headlines

_____ (2022-05-05). Cross Party Group Of 37 German Parliamentarians Call To Stop Extradition Of Julian Assange On World Press Freedom Day. popularresistance.org "As a cross-party group of parliamentarians of the German Bundestag, we have the honor to reach out to you, and to ask for your attention in a case that is currently of great concern to us, knowing that we share a mutual concern for the protection as well as the implementation of internationally recognized human rights. We have closely followed the fate of Julian Assange in the past; however, the current developments in his case arouse our concern all the more."

Editor (2022-05-05). Michael Moore: The Forced Birth Ruling. scheerpost.com By Michael Moore / One hundred seventy million American women and girls were suddenly informed on Monday that they have been removed from the ranks of full citizenship, and that their rights are now diminished so severely they will heretofore be commanded to give birth, whether they want to or not. | Once pregnant, the government will now make all women prisoners of their wombs, automatically forced for the full nine months to carry the fetus inside them to term, whether they intended to be pregnant or not, a 21st century versio…

_____ (2022-05-05). Abortion Rights Protesters And Counter Protesters Demonstrate At Indianapolis Monument Circle. popularresistance.org Tensions were running high Wednesday evening in downtown Indianapolis as protesters both for and against abortion met in demonstrations at Monument Circle. | The crowd of at least 500 people was made up mostly of pro-abortion rights activists, with about 25 anti-abortion protesters. Police blocked off nearby streets as the two groups converged at close distances, sometimes yelling at each other. | The pro-abortion rights group chanted "abortion ban has got to go" and "we stand with Roe", while the anti-abortion group chanted "we are the pro-life generation and we will abolish abortion."

Staff (2022-05-05). Codify Abortion Rights and Civil Liberties in Federal Law. peoplesparty.org Getting an abortion should be up to a woman and her doctor. Justice Samuel Alito's decision overturning Roe v. Wade is an attack on the people of the United States. The decision states no such right as abortion "is protected by any constitutional provision, including… The Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. That provision has been held to guarantee some rights that are not mentioned in the Constitution, but any such right must be "deeply rooted in this Nation's history and tradition." | Alito goes on to describe the Nation's history and tradition as a continuous reign of "prohibiting abortion on pai…

_____ (2022-05-05). Tensions Flare in the Palestinian-Israeli Relations. journal-neo.org The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has reaffirmed its commitment and support for the rights of the Palestinian people to sovereignty over their occupied land. The OIC member states held an extraordinary meeting in Jeddah on April 25 and called for coordinated efforts to protect Quds (Jerusalem) and its holy sites from "crimes committed by …

Staff (2022-05-05). Iran calls on UNDGC to scale up anti-sanctions efforts. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 05 (MNA) — Iran's UN envoy calls on the world body's Department of Global Communications to ratchet up its efforts to inform the international community about the adverse effects of sanctions on the targeted countries.

____ (2022-05-04). Putin steps up actions against unfriendly states. ecns.cn Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Tuesday that bans economic relations with sanctioned individuals from "unfriendly countries" on a soon-to-be-published list.

Staff (2022-05-04). EU commissioner calls for banning Russian oil. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) — Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday called on the 27-nation bloc to ban oil imports from Russia in a sixth package of sanctions targeting Moscow for its special military operation in Ukraine.

Rachel Hu, Chris Garaffa (2022-05-04). CovertAction Bulletin Podcast: Julian Assange & the U.S. War on Whistleblowers. covertactionmagazine.com In this special episode of CovertAction Bulletin, we spend the entire hour with former CIA analyst and field agent John Kiriakou. Kiriakou became a whistleblower when he exposed the CIA's official torture program—and then became the only person jailed for it. | We discuss how the ongoing campaign against Julian Assange should inform us about how to view and support the work of other whistleblowers. While Assange remains in prison and under threat of extradition and trial in the U.S., the threat to journalists, publishers and activists continues to grow.

Staff (2022-05-04). Jornadas contra la Homofobia y la Transfobia respaldan derechos para todas las familias. cubadebate.cu Las XV Jornadas cubanas contra la homofobia y la transfobia que desarrolla el Centro Nacional de Educación Sexual respaldan en esta ocasión el proyecto del nuevo Código de las Familias, que promueve el respeto y la dignidad de la pluralidad familiar. Bajo el lema "Todos los derechos para todas las familias", se extienden desde el 4 al 21 de mayo.

teleSUR, lvm -HIM (2022-05-04). Educadores ecuatorianos inician huelga de hambre por sus derechos. telesurtv.net La UNE inició la huelga junto a 14 profesores, estudiantes, madres y padres de familias en Quito.

Editor2 (2022-05-04). People Worldwide Mark Quds Day in Solidarity with Palestinians. orinocotribune.com Millions of people have taken to the streets for Quds Day rallies around the world to show solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn Israeli atrocities against them. | In Iran, demonstrations started at 10 a.m. local time (0530 GMT) in Tehran and some 900 others cities and towns across the country. | People taking part in the rallies seek to communicate to the world the deplorable conditions inflicted by Israel upon the Palestinians and press the Israeli regime to respect their rights. | They are also using the opportunity to highlight Israel's decades-long occupation of Palestine and the regime's atrocities a…

Ann Brown (2022-05-04). Liberal Writer On Flip Of Roe v. Wade: How Would White Supremacist Lawmakers Feel If Black Men Raped Their Daughters? moguldom.com When feminist writer Amanda Duarte took to Twitter to complain about the Supreme Court's flip flop on Roe v. Wade, she was accused of sending out a racist tweet. A leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion obtained by Politico confirmed that the highest court is poised to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights …

deweylaura (2022-05-04). Abortion rights: Here today, gone tomorrow (unless we act). cpusa.org Abortion is legal today. And likely even tomorrow. And next week. But when the Supreme Court publishes its decision to reverse Roe v. Wade, a decision apparently made in February but leaked on May 3 to Politico, women will no longer have the reproductive rights they fought so hard for. Let's be clear. Poor …

Owen Fairclough (2022-05-04). Will the U.S. overturn abortion rights? america.cgtn.com Abortion shot back to the top of the U.S. political agenda on Tuesday after a bombshell leak of what appears to be the Supreme Court's majority view.

Fight Back (2022-05-04). West Michigan unions and immigrants rally for May 1, International Workers Day. fightbacknews.org Grand Rapids, MI – West Michigan labor unions, politicians and socialist groups rallied and marched for International Workers Day on May 1 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. More than 70 union members and Asian-American, Chicano/Mexicano, and Black community activists and politicians gathered. The local unions also expressed solidarity for immigrant rights and justice for Patrick Lyoya, the young African man executed by Grand Rapids police officer Christopher Schurr. | "Solidarity and the need to organize and win power for workers has to be the focus of unions in the aftermath of the COVID pandemic. Work is being redefi…

Fight Back (2022-05-04). New Orleans marchers call for worker and immigrant rights on May Day. fightbacknews.org New Orleans, LA — Community members gathered with activist and immigrant rights organizations at the Benito Juarez monument in New Orleans on May 1, to celebrate International Workers Day. | Speakers from Union Migrante, an immigrant workers' organization, recounted their experiences of discrimination and unequal access to essential public services. They called for solidarity in the spirit of May Day to win full equality for immigrants in the city, regardless of immigration status. | The demonstrators marched to City Hall, taking the street and chanting slogans in Spanish and English, including "Oye! Es…

Chris Walker (2022-05-04). Biden Blasts Supreme Court Over "Roe" Draft Opinion Dismantling Abortion Rights. truthout.org While discussing economic issues in prepared remarks with reporters at the White House on Wednesday, President Joe Biden delved into other subject matters, including the Supreme Court's draft opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization that was leaked earlier this week. | That draft opinion, written by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, stated that

Amy Goodman (2022-05-04). Anti-Abortion Groups Funneled Millions in Dark Money to Shape Supreme Court. truthout.org What role did dark money play in the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade? We speak with reporter Andrew Perez about how conservative anti-abortion groups and right-wing extremists have funneled millions of dollars into promoting politicians and Supreme Court justices to ultimately curtail reproductive rights. A dark money network led by the Federalist Society's Leonard Leo has spent at least $10 million promoting each of President Trump's picks for the Supreme Court and another $10 million blocking Merrick Garland's nomination in 2016, says Perez, senior editor and investigative reporter at The Lever…

_____ (2022-05-04). Democrats Have No Plan To Stop The Overturning Of Roe V. Wade. popularresistance.org The Supreme Court is on the verge of overturning Roe v. Wade. And yet, there is currently no cohesive national campaign from either the Democratic party or large reproductive rights organizations to fight back. Abortion activists and healthcare workers are becoming increasingly frustrated with this failure, often finding themselves at odds with their supposed advocates as they try to ensure access to abortion in states like Texas and Kentucky, which are already facing extreme limitations. "The Democratic Party has not had any substantial response to the recent attacks on Roe. Their statements and brief denounceme…

____ (2022-05-04). Mobilize the working class to oppose the attack on abortion rights! wsws.org The draft opinion of the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade is an illegitimate, anti-democratic and unconstitutional assault on the democratic rights of the entire population.

Staff (2022-05-04). Russia sanctions 63 Japanese, including PM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) — Russia's foreign ministry on Wednesday announced sanctions against 63 Japanese officials, journalists and professors for engaging in what it called "unacceptable rhetoric" against Moscow.

Kamal Iranidoost (2022-05-04). UN Special Rapporteur's Iran visit may add to sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) — One has to cast serious doubt on the real mission of the visit of Alena Douhan, UN's Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures to Iran in May as she could gather information to facilitate anti-Iran sanctions.

Andreína Chávez Alava (2022-05-04). Venezuela and Iran Deepen Cooperation to Overcome US Sanctions. venezuelanalysis.com Caracas and Tehran have agreed to build more "routes and mechanisms" to counter US sanctions and strengthen their oil industries.

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