15 May 2021 — Moon of Alabama
Today is Nakba day which commemorates the violent expulsion of more than 700,000 Palestinians from their homes which began 74 years ago and is still continuing.
15 May 2021 • 18:30– The New Dark Age
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Israel Punishes Media For Reporting Its Escalation In Palestine
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.
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]
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.
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.
14 May 2021 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism
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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.
14 May 2021 — Off Guardian
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.
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.
14 May 2021 — Michael Roberts Blog
These notes were based on an interview with me by Swiss-based journalist Thomas Schneider in German in early May.
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.