Gaza/Palestine News Links 14-15 May 2021

15 May 2021 • 18:30– The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back

Israel Punishes Media For Reporting Its Escalation In Palestine
https://www.moonofalabama.org/2021/05/israel-punishes-media-for-reporting-its-escalation-in-palestine.html

Blowing apart a monstrous Israeli lie
By Ali Abunimah on May 15, 2021 02:50 am
It’s a dehumanizing libel that Palestinians sacrifice their kids to make Israel look bad.

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The untold story of Sheikh Jarrah

12 May, 2021– Middle East Monitor

Palestinians in Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, stage a protest in solidarity with Palestinian residents of the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah on May 10, 2021 [HAZEM BADER/AFP via Getty Images]Palestinians in Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, stage a protest in solidarity with Palestinian residents of the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah on May 10, 2021 [HAZEM BADER/AFP via Getty Images]

Book Launch of Ramzy's Baroud latest book - The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story on 27 March, 2018 [Jehan Alfarra/Middle East Monitor]Dr Ramzy Baroud

There are two separate Sheikh Jarrah stories. One is read about and watched on the news, the other receives little media coverage or due analysis.

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Israel is deliberately obliterating media buildings in Gaza to cover up the war crimes that will follow

14 May, 2021 —  RT.com

by Eva Bartlett


The destruction of two important Gaza buildings housing 20 media outlets was both shocking and predictable. History shows that if the media aren’t around to document Israel’s war crimes, it’s a lot easier for it to commit them.

On Tuesday, Israel bombed the 10-storey Al-Jawhara Tower, causing it to collapse. Before doing so, it had ‘benevolently’ warned that the airstrikes were coming. The following day, it bombed the 14-storey Al-Shorouk Tower, also giving warning it was going to do so.

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Ecosocialist Bookshelf, May 2021

14 May 2021 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

Seven new books about capitalist environmental destruction and the fight to save the earth

Ecosocialist Bookshelf is a monthly column, hosted by Ian Angus. Books described here may be reviewed at length in future. Inclusion of a book does not imply endorsement, or that C&C agrees with everything (or even anything!) these books say.


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Call for Evidence: COVID 19 Vaccine Certification

30 April 2021 — Paul Modaley

[Unfortunately, this PDF document contains only the author’s name and the date of its creation and I’ve not been able to find any other information on him. WB]

I have grave concerns over recent rhetoric, from government and private businesses, regarding the introduction of COVID-Status certificates and/or COVID-19 vaccine certificates/immunity passports.

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Anthony Fauci “has no clue and no authority to lecture on what is good for India”

14 May 2021 — Off Guardian

Colin Todhunter

In light of the current COVID-related situation in India, Dr Anthony Fauci, the top US adviser on COVID, has called for India to implement a hard lockdown and for the mass roll-out of vaccines.

However, Fauci “has no clue and no authority to lecture on what is good for India”.

That is the view of journalist Ratna Chakraborty. Writing on the Empire Diaries website, she argues that the US is a rich nation, prints the world’s reserve currency, has robust financial coverage for the jobless and its population is spread out.

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Modern Marxist Monetary Theory or MMMT

14 May 2021 — theplanningmotivedotcom

MMMT has to solve two issues. Firstly, how can token money, that is money without any intrinsic value, circulate valuable commodities. Secondly, why do prices not fall in line with the cheapening of production in terms of labour time when circulated by this symbolic money. This article briefly addresses these two questions. 

mmmt-part-1.pdf

Some notes on the world economy now

14 May 2021 — Michael Roberts Blog

by michael roberts

These notes were based on an interview with me by Swiss-based journalist Thomas Schneider in German in early May.

https://www.facebook.com/klaus.klamm.9235/

A sugar rush or economic recovery?

The IMF foresees a strong economic recovery. The assumption is that the virus can be controlled to such an extent that lockdowns and social distancing are no longer necessary. This is mainly due to the vaccination campaigns.

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