2021-05-02: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-05-02). Campaign of Struggles: The MST Donates More Than 100 Tons of Food Throughout Brazil. orinocotribune.com The actions took place between the 10th and the 21st, during the National Campaign of Struggles in defense of Agrarian Reform in April, in memory of the 25th anniversary of the Eldorado dos Carajás Massacre | The MST is in solidarity and shares its harvest among the workers affected by the food crisis that the country is suffering, in the situation where more than half of the Brazilian population is not guaranteed that they will have food on the table. | It is estimated that there are almost 117 million suffering from food insecurity and 19 million facing severe hunger. This is what the data from the National Sur…

Staff (2021-05-02). In Colombia, Hundreds of Ex-Rebels Have Been Murdered Despite Peace Agreement. truthout.org So far this year alone, Colombia has seen 33 massacres of social leaders, trade union organizers and ex-guerrilla fighters belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). At least 119 people have been murdered by paramilitary groups, state security forces or unidentified assassins as of April 27, according to the

Anonymous669 (2021-05-02). Iran Claimed Breakthrough Prisoners Swap Deal With US, UK. Washington Denies — Reports. southfront.org © Flickr/ peyman abkhezr | Iran is about to reach a breakthrough prisoners swap dead with the US and the UK, the al-Mayadeen TV reported on May 2. | An unnamed Iranian source told the Beirut-based channel that Iran and the US may soon finalize a prisoner exchange deal that would see Tehran freeing four Americans who were charged with spying for their country. | In return, the US would release four Iranian who were charged with violating sanctions imposed on Tehran. The US may also un-freeze Iranian assets worth a…

sputniknews (2021-05-02). Colombian President Rescinds Tax Reform Plans Following Mass Protests Against Proposal. sputniknews.com The unpopular draft initiative, dubbed the Sustainable Solidarity Law, was proposed by President Ivan Duque in April in a bid to cushion the negative impact of the pandemic. The motion sparked mass protests among the populace, which views the proposed reform as a new tax burden.

Fight Back (2021-05-02). 1500 rally and march in Chicago on May Day. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – The movements for immigrant rights, against police crimes, and the labor movement of essential workers united today to mark May 1, International Workers Day in Chicago. Banners read "Legalization for all," "Stop police crimes" and "Justice for essential workers." | The mobilization represented the unity reached between the major immigrant rights group the state, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), and the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR). ICIRR's two legislative priorities are legalization for all and a pathway to citizenship at the feder…

_____ (2021-05-02). Government Report Documents US Responsibility For Venezuela's Humanitarian Dilemma. popularresistance.org The US government blames the crisis on the mismanagement and corruption of the Venezuelan government headed by Nicolás Maduro. The Venezuelan government faults the US and its allies for imposing sanctions, unilateral coercive measures illegal under international law. | An official US Congressional Research Service report issued April 28, Venezuela: Background and US Relations, suggests the Venezuelan government has valid arguments that it is being strangulated by US sanctions. According to the report: | It is difficult to attribute precisely the extent of Venezuela's economic collapse that is due to US sanctions…

Ricardo Vaz, Tatuy TV (2021-05-02). Rural Producers Protest 'Fraud' at Sugar Mill. venezuelanalysis.com Local communes and the Communard Union have joined the demonstrations in Sucre State.

Fight Back (2021-05-02). Lenin on May Day. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following 1904 article by the great Russian revolutionary VI Lenin. | Comrade workers! May Day is coming, the day when the workers of all lands celebrate Their awakening to a class- conscious life, their solidarity in the struggle against all coercion and oppression of man by man, the struggle to free the toiling millions from hunger, poverty, and humiliation. Two worlds stand facing each other in this great struggle: the world of capital and the world of labour, the world of exploitation and slavery and the world of brotherhood and freedom. | On one side stand the hand…

Staff (2021-05-02). US not yet reached an agreement with Iran in Vienna: Sullivan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 02 (MNA) — Without mentioning his country's unilateral withdrawal from JCPOA along with violating UNSCR 2231 by former US President Trump, US National Security Adviser said that US has not reached an agreement with Iran in Vienna.

Editor2 (2021-05-02). How Nicaragua Thrives Despite Illegal US Intervention. orinocotribune.com By Madeline McClure — Apr 27, 2021 | In March, 2021, I traveled to Nicaragua as a delegate with the Sanctions Kill! coalition to witness the impact of the 'coercive measures' the U.S. uses to impose its political and economic interests, rationalized by its allegations of repression and political crisis. Yet rather than find a people under dictatorship, I arrived to a society thrumming with autonomous productivity, bolstered by decades of redistributed wealth, historic self-determination and a disciplined sense of resiliency. | There's a feeling in the air that the U.S. media hasn't quite been able to put its…

Global Research (2021-05-02). Como prospera Nicaragua a pesar de la intervención ilegal de Estados Unidos. globalizacion.ca En marzo de 2021, viajé a Nicaragua como delegado de Sanctions Kill! coalición para presenciar el impacto de las 'medidas coercitivas' que usa Estados Unidos para imponer sus intereses políticos y económicos, racionalizados por sus acusaciones de represión y crisis…

sputniknews (2021-05-02). Powerful 6.0-Magnitude Quake Hits Chile. sputniknews.com The people of Chile and neighbouring countries are used to earthquakes, as the region is part the Ring of Fire – an area around much of the rim of the Pacific Ocean where many volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur due to the collision of lithospheric plates.

Labor Video Project (2021-05-02). On May Day 2021 ILWU Backs Chilean Dockers In San Francisco! Solidarity Has No Borders. indybay.org San Francisco ILWU Local 10 on May Day rallied at the Chilean Consulate to support the strike action by Chilean dockers. Also Chileans spoke about the struggle in Chile.

Staff (2021-05-02). Amid Deaths and Repression, Colombia's Duque Announces Changes in Tax Reform — Uribe's Tweet Inciting Violence Banned. orinocotribune.com Colombians are still in the streets, in rejection of the tax reform that the government wants to implement. The protests have left at least eight persons dead and dozens seriously injured. In this sense, President Iván Duque is still trying to carry out the reform; but now, to cover up the mess, he has announced some changes. | In the afternoon of Friday, April 30, after dozens of wounded were reported, Duque announced that there will be some changes in the content of the tax reform proposal, and some parts will be replaced. | The Colombian president indicated that he has "the firm intention of reaching consensus…

Fight Back (2021-05-02). Revolution advances in Cuba and Venezuela. fightbacknews.org "Let no one doubt that as long as I live, I will be ready, with a foot in the stirrup to defend the homeland, the revolution and socialism. I will continue serving as one more revolutionary fighter, ready to make my modest contribution until the end of my life." | With these stirring words on April 17, Raúl Castro retired. A revolutionary life that began as a guerrilla commander alongside his brother Fidel and Che Guevara, the younger Castro most recently served as the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party, a role which he took up in 2011 after the retirement of Fidel. He had previ…

Staff (2021-05-01). Colombia on Strike Against Far-Right, Neoliberalism & Police Repression. orinocotribune.com April 28: First day of the strike | Organizations reject Duque's neoliberal tax reform which seeks to make Colombia's working class pay for the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic | Colombian citizens, members of trade unions, social movements and opposition political parties are participating in a national strike in cities and towns across the country today, on April 28. The protest actions have been called in rejection of the Sustainable Solidarity bill, a new tax reform bill presented to the Congress by the far-right government of president Iván Duque to finance the economic crisis or compensa…

Staff (2021-05-01). HRW Attacks Venezuela Again: Lies and Interference in Apure Case. orinocotribune.com The

Fight Back (2021-05-01). El Primero de Mayo 2021: Unir los muchos a vencer los pocos! °Abajo con los multimillonarios! °Necesitamos socialismo! fightbacknews.org El Primero de Mayo empezó como una celebración de la clase obrera y su lucha heroica después de la brutal violencia de la policía en el año 1886. Los trabajadores que manifestaron en Haymarket lucharon en contra condiciones de trabajo bien peor y por una campana de un día de trabajo por ocho horas. Los atacaron la policía, con muchos trabajadores heridos y muertos, muchos de ellos eran inmigrantes, resultado de un evento infamoso llamado la masacre de Haymarket. El estado de Illinois tuvo un juicio y ejecutó cuatro líderes laborales, siempre recordado como los Mártires de Haymarket. Todavía, el espíritu de este d…

Staff (2021-05-01). Nearly 340 illegal migrants rescued off Libyan coast: UNHCR. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday said that some 340 illegal migrants have been rescued off the coast of Libya.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-01). 3rd clinical trial phase of jointly-produced Cov-19 vaccine. en.mehrnews.com HAMEDAN, May 01 (MNA) — The 3rd clinical trial phase of joint anti-Covid-19 vaccine made by the Iranian Pasteur Institute and Cuban Finlay Institute began on Saturday morning in Hamedan Medical Sciences University in western Iran.

WSWS (2021-05-01). Workers Party pursues herd immunity policy as Brazil tops 400,000 COVID deaths. wsws.org The impact of the Workers Party's herd immunity policy was starkly exposed by an explosion at an oxygen cylinder fulfillment plant in Ceará last Saturday.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-01). Massacre in Cali Amid National Strike in Colombia. libya360.wordpress.com Colombia Informa Reports from human rights defenders estimate that at least eight people were killed by police on April 30 in the protests in Cali The mobilizations carried out since Wednesday in Cali, the capital of Valle del Cauca, have been brutally repressed by state security forces. On the night of April 30 human rights…

Colombia Informa (2021-05-01). Massacre in Cali amid National Strike in Colombia. peoplesdispatch.org The mobilizations carried out since Wednesday in Cali, the capital of Valle del Cauca, have been brutally repressed by state security forces. On the night of April 30 human rights organizations called an urgent press conference to shed light on what happened in the protests that day. | The press conference was called for after videos and information circulated on social media about people having been assassinated in Cali during the afternoon and night of April 30. These events took place in the midst of the protests part of the National Strike, called for by broad sectors of Colombian society beginning on Wednesd…

Staff (2021-05-01). Elliot Abrams: The Venezuelan Opposition Must Stop Waiting for an Invasion. orinocotribune.com Elliot Abrams, US special representative in charge of Venezuelan and Iranian affairs for the Trump administration, stated in an interview with the Colombian media NTN24 that the Venezuelan opposition should stop its efforts to obtain "magic solutions," such as an armed invasion and, instead, concentrate on joining forces to accelerate the departure of President Nicolás Maduro from power. | The US official likewise stressed that, when it comes to the task of uniting the opposition, "it does not get any easier when the political leaders of the Venezuelan opposition basically say: 'I don't want to do the job, I want…

_____ (2021-05-01). Women's Rights In Nicaragua Under Attack From An Unlikely Source. popularresistance.org Gioconda Belli, the Nicaraguan writer perhaps best known for her autobiography The Country Under My Skin, has been described as 'an icon of Latin American feminist literature'. She spoke recently of the 'extraordinary power' of being a woman, and that despite this power 'women have often been relegated to a second place, one where they are only seen from the role of reproduction, pleasure and service.' Nevertheless, she added, 'there have been enough ground-breaking women who have been and are still breaking into lots of situations where we couldn't have been found before.' | Extraordinary, then, that Belli has a…

Jim Hightower (2021-05-01). Don't Let Wall Street Get Rich Speculating on our Water. juancole.com ( Otherwords.org ) — Shameless speculators are trying to privatize and commoditize the water all humans need to live. By Jim Hightower | April 28, 2021 Oh great — here comes a new stealth attack on the fragile, life-sustaining natural resources of Planet Earth. This latest assault by Wall Street alchemists would redefine one of …

Latino Rebels (2021-05-01). Organizers Say More Than 1,500 Undocumented Workers and Families Marched in DC to Denounce Broken Promises by Biden and Democrats. latinorebels.com Rallies were held in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building, the Washington Monument, and the White House.

Mouris Salloum George (2021-05-01). México: Junio de 2021 será la prueba de fuego. globalizacion.ca En tanto no se reforme la Constitución, un periodo presidencial dura seis años. La misma Carta fundamental dicta: No reelección. El sistema métrico sexenal, es implacable: No hay más allá. | Si mal no calculamos, a la Cuarta transformación le restan…

sputniknews (2021-05-01). Riots, Vandalism, and Police Officers on Fire: Colombians Protest Proposed Tax Reform — Photo, Video. sputniknews.com Over 180 protestors have been arrested in Colombia as of Friday, as people take to streets to decry tax hikes on everyday goods by the government of President Ivan Duque.

Staff (2021-05-01). Tax reform plans to be revised over massive protests. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 01 (MNA) — At least 209 police officers have been injured and 185 activists detained during the two-day protests against a tax reform proposal in Colombia, the country's police said.

John McEvoy (2021-05-01). Colombian police are killing civilians. British police are training them. thecanary.co Over recent days, the Colombian national police have killed a number of civilians protesting a Though numbers remain unclear, human rights group Isais Cifuentes de Cali has Documents obtained…

sputniknews (2021-05-01). Venezuela Places Six Citgo Petrol Executives Under House Arrest. sputniknews.com The news comes as Biden administration officials have reportedly met to review their policy toward Venezuela.

sputniknews (2021-05-01). Switzerland Slams Biden's 'Tax Haven' Comment as 'Inappropriate, Completely Out of Date'. sputniknews.com President Joe Biden, in his first US Joint Session of Congress speech on 28 April, called out companies benefitting from tax havens ranging from "Switzerland to Bermuda to the Cayman Islands," saying it "wasn't right" and promising to "reform corporate taxes so they pay their fair share."

Manuel Marrero Cruz (2021-05-01). Cuba concede gran importancia a las relaciones de cooperación con la Unión Económica Euroasiática. globalizacion.ca Intervención del primer ministro de la República de Cuba, Manuel Marrero Cruz, en la Reunión del Consejo Intergubernamental Euroasiático. | Excelentísimo señor Askar Mamin, Primer Ministro de la República de Kazajstán, | Excelentísimo señor Mijaíl Mishustin, Presidente del Gobierno de la Federación…

Global Research (2021-05-01). Cuba concede gran importancia a las relaciones de cooperación con la Unión Económica Euroasiática. globalizacion.ca Intervención del primer ministro de la República de Cuba, Manuel Marrero Cruz, en la Reunión del Consejo Intergubernamental Euroasiático. | Excelentísimo señor Askar Mamin, Primer Ministro de la República de Kazajstán, | Excelentísimo señor Mijaíl Mishustin, Presidente del Gobierno de la Federación…

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