2020-05-26: News Headlines

C.P. Chandrasekhar (2020-05-26). COVID-19 adds new dimensions to U.S.-China trade war. mronline.org The Trump regime is ratcheting up its protectionist rhetoric vis-à -vis China. If this leads to new sanctions, it would worsen the COVID-induced trade crisis rather than help the U.S.

Gloria La Riva (2020-05-26). Defying U.S. sanctions, first Iranian tanker reaches Venezuela. liberationnews.org The enhanced U.S. military presence in Caribbean waters did not deter Iran as the first of its five giant tankers full of gasoline and refinery supplies reached Venezuela's waters late Saturday, May 23.

news.un (2020-05-26). First Person: The struggle to protect human rights in East Africa during the pandemic. news.un.org Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in East Africa, the UN Human Rights regional office, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has been contributing to the COVID-19 response of UN country teams in the region, by ensuring that human rights protection for vulnerable people is included in their plans. The head of the office, Nwanneakolam Vwede-Obahor, shared some of the challenges she and her colleagues are facing.

WSWS (2020-05-26). Washington's criminal deportations to Haiti threaten to ignite pandemic. wsws.org In addition to slating coronavirus-positive detainees for deportation, Washington is seeking to ship back infamous death squad leader and CIA "asset" Emmanuel "Toto" Constant.

Leila Rafei (2020-05-25). For Betty Riddle, Amendment 4 Win Makes Her A Part of Society, Not Apart. aclu.org Betty Riddle made sure she was first in line to vote in the Florida primary this year. At age 62, it was her first time voting. "It was one of the greatest moments of my life," she told the ACLU. Her family made her a T-shirt just for the occasion, which read first in line, first time voting. | As a Floridian, Betty was subject to one of the nation's harshest felony disenfranchisement laws. Before

commondreams (2020-05-25). Court Strikes Down Florida Poll Tax as Unconstitutional in Landmark Victory for Voting Rights. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-05-25). Federal Court Rules Florida Law That Undermined Voting Rights Restoration Is Unconstitutional. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Paul Dobson (2020-05-25). Venezuelan Government Seizes AT&T Assets, Looks to Re-establish DirecTV Cable Service. venezuelanalysis.com The Texas-based multinational abandoned the country last week citing legal pressure caused by US sanctions.

Eds. (2020-05-25). Book Review: Revisiting Marx's Critique of Liberalism: Rethinking Justice, Legality and Rights by Igor Shoikhedbrod. mronline.org Karl Marx has a reputation for being one of the foremost critics of liberalism and the discourse of rights. In Revisiting Marx's Critique of Liberalism, political theorist Igor Shoikhedbrod contests this simplistic assumption.

Ali Salam (2020-05-25). Israeli Authorities Demolish Palestinian-owned Structures near Bethlehem. imemc.org Israeli forces, on Monday, demolished a livestock barn and a tent, east of the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Sources said the structures were owned by a local Palestinian, who was detained for several hours before being released. Palestinian security sources said the …

Ali Salam (2020-05-24). Israeli Police Assault, Arrest 4 Palestinians at Al-Aqsa, Soldiers Detain 3 Overnight. imemc.org Dozens of Israeli police, on Sunday, assaulted a number of Palestinian Muslim worshipers performing Eid al-Fitr prayers at Bab al-Asbat or Lion's Gate, leading to the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem, southern West Bank. Palestinian Muslims joined at the gate of the mosque to perform prayers for Eid …

Tyler Durden (2020-02-08). Iraq and Russia Prepare to Boost Military Ties as US Threatens Sanctions. theantimedia.com Iraq and Russia are preparing for deepening military coordination.

RT (2020-05-25). 'Ever thus to tyrants': WATCH protesters hang effigy of US governor in anti-lockdown protest. rt.com Political leaders across the spectrum have condemned an anti-lockdown protest outside the state capitol in Kentucky during which an effigy of the governor was hung from a tree. | At least 100 people attended a Second Amendment rally at the state capitol in Frankfort on Sunday. Many of the attendees were armed and bore US and Gadsden flags that read "Don't tread on me," as well as placards which read "Abort Beshear from office," and "My rights don't end where your fear begins." | After a failed attempt to hand-deliver a letter calling for the governor's resignation, an effigy of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear w…

2020-05-25: News Headlines

Leila Rafei (2020-05-25). For Betty Riddle, Amendment 4 Win Makes Her A Part of Society, Not Apart. aclu.org Betty Riddle made sure she was first in line to vote in the Florida primary this year. At age 62, it was her first time voting. "It was one of the greatest moments of my life," she told the ACLU. Her family made her a T-shirt just for the occasion, which read first in line, first time voting. | As a Floridian, Betty was subject to one of the nation's harshest felony disenfranchisement laws. Before

WSWS (2020-05-25). US juvenile detention centers record 474 COVID-19 cases. wsws.org As more information about COVID-19's effects on minors emerges, the virus's unchecked spread in the juvenile prison population is leading to deadly consequences.

commondreams (2020-05-25). Federal Court Rules Florida Law That Undermined Voting Rights Restoration Is Unconstitutional. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2020-05-25). Court Strikes Down Florida Poll Tax as Unconstitutional in Landmark Victory for Voting Rights. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Paul Dobson (2020-05-25). Venezuelan Government Seizes AT&T Assets, Looks to Re-establish DirecTV Cable Service. venezuelanalysis.com The Texas-based multinational abandoned the country last week citing legal pressure caused by US sanctions.

Ali Salam (2020-05-25). Israeli Authorities Demolish Palestinian-owned Structures near Bethlehem. imemc.org Israeli forces, on Monday, demolished a livestock barn and a tent, east of the southern occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem, Palestinian WAFA News Agency reported. Sources said the structures were owned by a local Palestinian, who was detained for several hours before being released. Palestinian security sources said the …

Eds. (2020-05-25). Book Review: Revisiting Marx's Critique of Liberalism: Rethinking Justice, Legality and Rights by Igor Shoikhedbrod. mronline.org Karl Marx has a reputation for being one of the foremost critics of liberalism and the discourse of rights. In Revisiting Marx's Critique of Liberalism, political theorist Igor Shoikhedbrod contests this simplistic assumption.

Ali Salam (2020-05-24). Israeli Police Assault, Arrest 4 Palestinians at Al-Aqsa, Soldiers Detain 3 Overnight. imemc.org Dozens of Israeli police, on Sunday, assaulted a number of Palestinian Muslim worshipers performing Eid al-Fitr prayers at Bab al-Asbat or Lion's Gate, leading to the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied Jerusalem, southern West Bank. Palestinian Muslims joined at the gate of the mosque to perform prayers for Eid …

Tyler Durden (2020-02-08). Iraq and Russia Prepare to Boost Military Ties as US Threatens Sanctions. theantimedia.com Iraq and Russia are preparing for deepening military coordination.

Staff (2020-05-23). Can Sex Workers Survive COVID-19 When The Government Won't Give Aid? therealnews.com Sex Workers' rights advocates have been demanding decriminalization of their work, but now under the pandemic regulations even legal forms of sex work like strip clubs have been targeted by the federal government and alienated from government aid.

RT (2020-05-25). 'Ever thus to tyrants': WATCH protesters hang effigy of US governor in anti-lockdown protest. rt.com Political leaders across the spectrum have condemned an anti-lockdown protest outside the state capitol in Kentucky during which an effigy of the governor was hung from a tree. | At least 100 people attended a Second Amendment rally at the state capitol in Frankfort on Sunday. Many of the attendees were armed and bore US and Gadsden flags that read "Don't tread on me," as well as placards which read "Abort Beshear from office," and "My rights don't end where your fear begins." | After a failed attempt to hand-deliver a letter calling for the governor's resignation, an effigy of Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear w…

sputniknews (2020-05-25). Moscow Court Orders Detention for Bank Attacker Until 23 July. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Moscow's Khamovniki district court on Monday ordered the detention until 23 July of a man who barricaded himself with hostages in a bank on Saturday, spokesman Irakli Sokhadze said.

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-05-23). Israeli Authorities Place Palestinian under Administrative Detention. imemc.org Israeli Prison Service (IPS) reportedly placed, on Saturday, a Palestinian man from the northern West Bank city of Jenin, under administrative detention, with no charges, for a period of six months. Family members of Mahmoud Said Alsa'dy, 40, told the Palestinian WAFA News Agency that the Israeli prison authority of …