How India lost its way in Persian Gulf

19 May 2021 — Indian Punchline

M.K. Bhadrakumar

India gets booted out of Farzad-B gas field in Persian Gulf.

There have been two successive setbacks in the past one-year period to the India-Iran relationship. India has been literally eased out of two strategically important projects in Iran that were full of promise to uplift the ties in a medium and long term perspective.

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Black Agenda Report 19 May 2021

19 May 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Freedom Rider: The Palestine Litmus Test 

Margaret Kimberley, BAR senior columnist
President Joe Biden continues to proclaim endless support of apartheid Israel, but millions have decided that defense of Palestinian rights and lives is the only civilized response to barbaric aggression.

Poem: June Jordan, Moving towards Home,

Editors, The Black Agenda Review
Seventy-three years after the Nakba began, the Zionists continue their land and rights thievery, to which June Jordan, the Black American poet, bore powerful witness.
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Marwa Osman on Israel’s genocide of Gaza, and the new precedent of united regional Resistance

19 May 2021 — In Gaza

by Eva Bartlett

A very informative discussion with Beirut-based journalist and political analyst Marwa Osman, on the litany of Israeli crimes against Palestinians in Gaza during Israel’s horrifying bombardment of the beseiged and densely inhabited Gaza Strip.

Marwa also speaks of the unity not only among Palestinian resistance groups, but also Resistance movements throughout the region.

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Massive resistance in all parts of Palestine amid deadly Israeli assault

19 May 2021 — Liberation News

By Richard Becker

In just the last week, the situation in occupied Palestine and the larger region has seen a dramatic shift. A new wave of resistance has sparked militant mass protests not only in cities and towns across the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza, but also in many Palestinian or “mixed” cities inside the 1948 borders of Israel. Protests were reported May 14 in Jordan and Lebanon, and at least nine Palestinians were killed by live-fire ammunition in West Bank protests with many more wounded.

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Gaza/Palestine News Links 18-19 May 2021

19 May 2021 • 14:50 — The New Dark Age

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

“Today we are Nazis,” says member of Israeli Jewish extremist group
By Array on May 19, 2021 07:20 am
Extremist mobs attacking Palestinians are organized, Adalah says.

Israel kills boy featured in film about imprisoned kids
By Ali Abunimah on May 19, 2021 06:44 am
As Israel bombs Gaza, it is escalating its violence in the West Bank.

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Antarctic melt: tipping point by 2060

18 May 2021 — Origin: Climate & Capitalism

New Study

If emissions continue at current rates, the world will soon be committed to irreversible and catastrophic sea level rise

(Andreas Kambanis via Flickr under CC by SA 2.0)

by Julie Brigham-Grette and Andrea Dutton
The Conversation, May 17, 2021

While U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken draws attention to climate change in the Arctic at meetings with other national officials this week in Iceland, an even greater threat looms on the other side of the planet. New research shows it is Antarctica that may force a reckoning between the choices countries make today about greenhouse gas emissions and the future survival of their coastlines and coastal cities, from New York to Shanghai.

That reckoning may come much sooner than people realize.

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Racism, mental health and pre-crime policing: the ethics of Vulnerability Support Hubs – New Medact report!

19 May 2021 — Medact

Racism, mental health and pre-crime policing: the ethics of Vulnerability Support Hubs – our latest report, out today – exposes how a counter-terrorism police-led project blurs the boundaries between security and mental health care in disturbing and dangerous ways, through documents obtained in a series of long-running Freedom of Information requests.

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