2020-05-16: Social Media Postees

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Missing the Context of De Blasio's 'Jewish Community' Tweet
Ari Paul | fair.org | 2020-05-16
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's tweet ( 4/28/20) to "the Jewish community." | Time for a Yiddish lesson: Shanda, meaning a shame or disgrace; a scandal. | Right-wing voices throughout the media thought they found one with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's tweet ( 4/28/20) about a Hasidic funeral that violated Covid-19 social-distancing rules. But their shoddy coverage was the real shanda. | The background is this: Some Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn, members of a strictly Ort…
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On Nakba Day, Palestinians vow to continue resistance
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-16
May 15 is the anniversary of the Nakba, which means catastrophe or disaster. The day marks the forced exodus of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes during the formation of Israel in 1948. This year, despite the COVID-19 quarantine, Palestinians across the world will mark the Nakba. Despite Netanyahu's apartheid policies and Trump's fradulent deal of the century, the resistance of the people of Palestine continues.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/16/on-nakba-day-palestinians-vow-to-continue-resistance/

On Nakba Day, Palestinians vow to continue resistance
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-16
May 15 is the anniversary of the Nakba, which means catastrophe or disaster. The day marks the forced exodus of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes during the formation of Israel in 1948. This year, despite the COVID-19 quarantine, Palestinians across the world will mark the Nakba. Despite Netanyahu's apartheid policies and Trump's fradulent deal of the century, the resistance of the people of Palestine continues.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/16/on-nakba-day-palestinians-vow-to-continue-resistance/

Global Capitalism, "World Government" and the Corona Crisis
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-16
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. | The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist. (President Dwight D. Eisenhower | …
globalresearch.ca/global-capitalism-world-government-and-the-corona-crisis/5712312

Global Capitalism, "World Government" and the Corona Crisis
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-16
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist. (President Dwight D. Eisenhower | …
globalresearch.ca/global-capitalism-world-government-and-the-corona-crisis/5712312

The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-16
WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.
globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-causes-effects-real-danger-agenda-id2020/5706153

The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is "Agenda ID2020"
Peter Koenig | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-16
WHO has most likely received orders from "above", from those people who also manage Trump and the "leaders" (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos – behind very much closed doors.
globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-causes-effects-real-danger-agenda-id2020/5706153

US University Leading COVID Response Leaves Black Workers Behind
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-16
On May Day, food service workers led a socially distanced protest at the campus of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, taking part in the international day of action to defend workers and highlight the disparate impact COVID-19 is having across the country. Donning masks, the workers read the names of their 188 colleagues who have been laid off amid the pandemic, 98 percent of whom are Black, according to UNITE HERE…
truthout.org/articles/us-university-leading-covid-response-leaves-black-workers-behind/

Protest at Fort Mason Against CCSF Cuts
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2020-05-16
People young and old protest CCSF cuts in programs that benefit seniors, immigrants and working people.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/15/18833052.php

[Comment] Offline: Don't let COVID-19 divert us completely
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2020-05-16
Dr Robert Spencer, a trustee of Dr Edward Jenner's House, Garden and Museum in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, UK, wrote to me last week on the 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox (May 8). He was polite but disappointed: "On this day in 1980 the WHO announced the eradication of smallpox from the world. This infection, which probably caused more deaths than any other disease, was finally condemned to the history books. Sorry to see you had no space in this week's edition of The Lancet to commemorate this milestone, especially at a time of COVID-19 pandemic." Dr Spencer was right to admonish me.
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[Editorial] Reviving the US CDC
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2020-05-16
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen in the USA with 1 ∑3 million cases and an estimated death toll of 80‚Äà684 as of May 12. States that were initially the hardest hit, such as New York and New Jersey, have decelerated the rate of infections and deaths after the implementation of 2 months of lockdown. However, the emergence of new outbreaks in Minnesota, where the stay-at-home order is set to lift in mid-May, and Iowa, which did not enact any restrictions on movement or commerce, has prompted pointed new questions about the inconsistent and incoherent national response to the COVID-19…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31140-5/fulltext?rss=yes

Woody Allen's A Rainy Day in New York: A little more of an edge than usual
wsws.org | 2020-05-16
Disgracefully, A Rainy Day in New York has been suppressed in the US. The film was completed in 2018, but Amazon Studios refused to distribute it.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/16/rain-m16.html

Washington places Cuba and Venezuela on "terror" list
wsws.org | 2020-05-16
After fostering an abortive mercenary invasion aimed at overthrowing Venezuela's government and murdering its president, the US placed Caracas on a list of governments deemed uncooperative in the "war on terrorism."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/16/cuba-m16.html

Sekou Odinga: 'The right to struggle by any and all means'
| workers.org | 2020-05-16
These slightly edited remarks were given April 24 at the "U.S. Empire vs. Political Prisoners" webinar teach-in sponsored by Mobilization4Mumia and held in honor of the 66th birthday of political prisoner and revolutionary Mumia Abu-Jamal, incarcerated for 39 years by the U.S. state. By Sekou Odinga I'm a representative of . . . | Continue reading Sekou Odinga: 'The right to struggle by any and all means' at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/05/48701/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sekou-odinga-the-right-to-struggle-by-any-and-all-means

Marc Lamont Hill: 'Outside the logic of the prison' on Mumia's birthday
| workers.org | 2020-05-16
By Marc Lamont Hill These slightly edited remarks were given April 24 at the "U.S. Empire vs. Political Prisoners" webinar teach-in sponsored by Mobilization4Mumia and held in honor of the 66th birthday of political prisoner and revolutionary Mumia Abu-Jamal, incarcerated for 39 years by the U.S. state. Marc Lamont Hill . . . | Continue reading Marc Lamont Hill: 'Outside the logic of the prison' on Mumia's birthday at Workers.org
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Rashid Johnson: 'Prison has always served a particular political function'
a guest author | workers.org | 2020-05-16
Remarks were given April 24 at the "U.S. Empire vs. Political Prisoners" webinar teach-in sponsored by Mobilization4Mumia and held in honor of the 66th birthday of political prisoner and revolutionary Mumia Abu-Jamal, incarcerated for 39 years by the U.S. state. Kevin Rashid Johnson, currently incarcerated in the Pendleton Correctional Facility . . . | Continue reading Rashid Johnson: 'Prison has always served a particular political function' at Workers.org
workers.org/2020/05/48698/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rashid-johnson-prison-has-always-served-a-particular-political-function

Al-Nujaba calls on Iraqi emulation sources to condemn Saudis' insult to Shahid al-Muhandis
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

Hospital Workers Report Failures by Management to Notify Them of COVID Exposures
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-16
Dinah Jimenez assumed a world-class hospital would be better prepared than a chowder house to inform workers when they had been exposed to a deadly virus. | So, when her boyfriend, an employee of a popular seafood restaurant in Seattle, received a call from his boss on a Sunday in late March telling him a co-worker had tested positive for COVID-19 and that he needed to quarantine for 14 days, she said she assumed she'd get a similar call from the University of Washington Medical Center. A…
truthout.org/articles/hospital-workers-report-failures-by-management-to-notify-them-of-covid-exposures/

House Passes $3 Trillion Relief Package, But Progressives Say More Must Be Done
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-16
The Democrat majority House of Representatives passed a massive, $3 trillion coronavirus relief stimulus package known as the HEROES Act roughly along party lines on Friday night despite progressive concerns over the bill's provisions. | "The truth is that while a significant step in the right direction, the bill does not go far enough to provide urgently needed economic relief to the millions of people who lost their income and whose families are now standing in food lines," Ana Maria Archi…
truthout.org/articles/house-passes-3-trillion-relief-package-but-progressives-say-more-must-be-done/

Cuba's Resilience Through Economic Crisis Prepared It for COVID Health Crisis
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-16
In times of crisis, who we are is revealed. That is true of people and of nations. What COVID-19 has exposed

Leftists jump the Corporate Democratic ship, leaving Sanders behind
Glen Ford | mronline.org | 2020-05-16
History may record that the corporate duopoly dike was finally broken in the Time of Plague, with the defection of Bernie's former sheep from the Democratic Party.
mronline.org/2020/05/16/leftists-jump-the-corporate-democratic-ship-leaving-sanders-behind/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=leftists-jump-the-corporate-democratic-ship-leaving-sanders-behind

POLAND would gladly host American nukes if Germany refuses, US envoy claims, fanning 'Cuban missile crisis 2.0'
rt.com | 2020-05-16
As the US ambassador to Germany

Nuclear deal opponents helpless, ignorant: Ulyanov
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

Venezuela calls on UK government to 'abandon coup-mongering plans' after The Canary's investigation
John McEvoy | thecanary.co | 2020-05-16
Following an investigation by The Canary, the Venezuelan government has formally called on the UK to "abandon Washington's coup-mongering plans and any destabilizing initiative". | Venezuela Reconstruction Unit: | On 13 May, The Canary revealed the existence of a specialist unit within the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) dedicated to the 'reconstruction' of Venezuela. Files obtained un…
thecanary.co/uk/news/2020/05/16/venezuela-calls-on-uk-government-to-abandon-coup-mongering-plans-after-the-canarys-investigation/

Iran's COVID-19 cases surpass 118,000
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

Iran to hold online intl. conf. on Quds to as replacement to rallies
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

The CORONAREVAYAT Festival invites public to submit 'corona narrative' in a variety of forms
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

Iran's OPEC governor passes away after brain haemorrhage
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

Zarif, Zanganeh offer condolences on passing of Iran OPEC governor
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

'incompetent' Trump-Pompeo-Hook triangle is only a source of threat: Shamkhani
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

Front pages of Iran international dailies on May 16
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

Parl. National Security Committee ratifies anti-Zionism motion
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

Iran condemns US' coronavirus blame game against China
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

Zarif main online speaker of intl. Quds Day on May 22
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

Resistance will terminate fake Israeli regime's existence: Amir-Abdollahian
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

'Unreliable for allies, dangerous for rivals': Tehran blasts 'mindless' trio of Trump, Pompeo & US Iran envoy
rt.com | 2020-05-16
A high-ranking Iranian politician has unloaded on three of the top US officials, saying their "mindless" behavior paints the US government as being dangerous for rivals, unreliable for allies and incompetent for the people. | Ali Shamkhani, the Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council took aim at US President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook in a series of tweets on Friday. | "The rule of the incompetent and mindless is only a source of danger," Shamkhani said before proceeding to call the Americans by name. | The Trump-Pompeo-Hook triangl…
rt.com/news/488855-iran-trump-pompeo-incompetent-triangle/

Talks underway between Iran, Iraq to reopen Mehran border crossing amid pandemic
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

Eid al-Fitr prayers to be held all across Iran: Rouhani
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

Schools reopened in Hamedan
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

Headlines of Iranian dailies on May 16
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

MP warns about relocation of ISIL terrorists to Iraq
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-16
TEHRAN, May 16 (MNA)

Lack of Empathy Equates to a Lack of Leadership Skills
Wayne Madsen | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-16
Trump never has and never will experience empathy and thousands of Americans and others have died and are dying because of it, Wayne Madsen writes. | U.S. Army Field Manual 6-22, titled "Leadership Development," states that the ability to show empathy toward others is a key factor in exhibiting Army leadership qualities. Donald Trump, who is ordering all 1000 graduating U.S. Army cadets at West Point back to campus on June 13 from sheltering at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, does not possess the leadership skills that have been drilled into each of the new Army Second Lieutenants who will be present for Tr…
thealtworld.com/wayne_madsen/lack-of-empathy-equates-to-a-lack-of-leadership-skills

Trump vows to strip 'radical left' of 'TOTAL COMMAND' over FB, IG, Twitter & Google
rt.com | 2020-05-16
President Donald Trump has vowed to break the "radical left's" apparent control of social media platforms. Earlier, the president thanked his "keyboard warriors" for their support, as they accused the tech firms of censorship. | "The Radical Left is in total command & control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google," Trump tweeted on Saturday. "The Administration is working to remedy this illegal situation. Stay tuned, and send names & events." | t.co/ZQfcfD3Hk9– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) …
rt.com/usa/488860-trump-left-censorship-social-media/

Trump vows to strip 'radical left' of 'TOTAL COMMAND' over FB, IG, Twitter & Google
rt.com | 2020-05-16
President Donald Trump has vowed to break the "radical left's" apparent control of social media platforms. Earlier, the president thanked his "keyboard warriors" for their support, as they accused the tech firms of censorship. | "The Radical Left is in total command & control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google," Trump tweeted on Saturday. "The Administration is working to remedy this illegal situation. Stay tuned, and send names & events." | The Radical Left is in total command & control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google. The Administration is working to remedy this illegal situation. Stay tun…
rt.com/usa/488860-trump-left-censorship-social-media/

Trump Wants to Cut Off China in Guilt-Projection Meltdown
Finian Cunningham | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-16
China involved in pandemic cover-up? That's the most audacious American guilt-projection since the "War on Terror". | So President Trump, the self-declared business genius, wants to cut off the whole relationship with China and "save America $500 billion a year". That's what he told Fox News this week in an interview referring to the US trade deficit with China. The fault of the chronic US trade deficit with China (and much of the world), like that of the Covid-19 crisis in America, is classic 3-D Trump: dissembli…
thealtworld.com/finian_cunningham/trump-wants-to-cut-off-china-in-guilt-projection-meltdown

Intelsat, launcher of 1st commercial communications satellite, files for bankruptcy… it's a friend we didn't know we had
rt.com | 2020-05-16
Born in the Cold War, powered by rivalry and unhindered by free-market restrictions, Intelsat linked the planet with its satellites

War-loving 'propaganda machine' & 'neoliberal economics' driving humanity toward 'omnicidal destruction,' Roger Waters tells RT
rt.com | 2020-05-16
Mankind is headed for annihilation unless societies reject unjust economic systems and media war propaganda, Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters told RT, noting that the Covid-19 crisis could serve as a much-needed wake-up call. | "Clearly what Covid-19 has told us all is that in order to face a common enemy, like a virulent virus, we're going to need to cooperate, to act together… as a global community," Waters told RT's Rick Sanchez on Friday. | If we don't cooperate, we're all dead. The planet's over. We're heading for the cliff of omnicidal destruction of everything. So will this be a wake-up call? I hope…
rt.com/news/488838-roger-waters-humanity-destruction/

Trump threatens to cut all ties with China
wsws.org | 2020-05-16
The US president's phony allegations–that China failed to prevent COVID-19 becoming a global pandemic–have been integrated into Washington's trade war measures.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/16/usch-m16.html

'Propaganda machine says it's OK for there to be Bezos & Zuckerberg': Roger Waters tells RT how media shields Covid-19 villains
rt.com | 2020-05-16
Mankind is headed for annihilation unless societies reject unjust economic systems and media war propaganda, Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters told RT, noting that the Covid-19 crisis could serve as a much-needed wake-up call. | "Clearly what Covid-19 has told us all is that in order to face a common enemy, like a virulent virus, we're going to need to cooperate, to act together… as a global community," Waters told RT's Rick Sanchez on Friday. | If we don't cooperate, we're all dead. The planet's over. We're heading for the cliff of omnicidal destruction of everything. So will this be a wake-up call? I hope…
rt.com/news/488838-roger-waters-humanity-destruction/

COVID-19: Military steps up repression in war-ravaged northern Sri Lanka
wsws.org | 2020-05-16
The government and the military are nervous about the growing unrest among workers and poor against the draconian social conditions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/16/nort-m16.html