2021-05-09: News Headlines

sputniknews (2021-05-09). IDF Launches Massive Military Exercise to Simulate War on 'Multiple Fronts' Amid Flaring Tensions. sputniknews.com A number of Palestinian protesters sustained injuries during riots along the border of the Gaza Strip on Saturday as unrest flared around the Temple Mount and ahead of planned evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of east Jerusalem, with the IDF launching tear gas and firing rubber bullets in response, according to Palestinian reports.

Staff (2021-05-09). Hezbollahon forces full alert at border with occupied lands. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Simultaneously with the Zionist regime's military exercises, Hezbollah forces are reportedly on full alert at the border with occupied Palestine.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Joe Biden Administration Reportedly Awarded Huge 'No-Bid' Shelter Contracts Amid Child Migrant Surge. sputniknews.com The number of unaccompanied children encountered by US border authorities reached nearly 19,000 in March – the highest number on record in the third major surge of families and children arriving from Central America since 2014, with Republicans blaming the Biden Administration for reversing ex-President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

news.un (2021-05-09). 'I am alive, but I feel like I am dead': a migrant grieves the drowning of 3 children. news.un.org Misrah, an undocumented migrant worker, and her family, left their home in Ethiopia hoping for a better life. Instead, her three children are now dead, drowned during a perilous sea crossing across the Gulf of Aden, when the overloaded boat smuggling them into the country capsized.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). US Reportedly Wants to Redeploy Forces From Afghanistan Closer to Russia's Borders. sputniknews.com The US and NATO began their withdrawal from Afghanistan on 1 May, with the security situation in the country little better now than it was after the 2001 invasion. US President Joe Biden, in his announcement of the withdrawal in April, called on Russia, China and India to step up and "support Afghanistan" after the US leaves.

sputniknews (2021-05-09). 'Narco-Tunnel' Allegedly Linked to Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Found Near Mexican National Guard Base. sputniknews.com Although the tunnel did not lead across the border into US territory, it could have been intended to connected with another underground passage stretching from Tijuana to San Diego.

Staff (2021-05-09). Over 1.1 tons of narcotics busted at Iran's eastern borders. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Commander of the Border Guards of Iran Police said that during several separate operations in the east of the country, the border guards were able to confiscate over 1 ton of illicit drugs and dismantle some smuggling gangs.

Editor2 (2021-05-09). Cuba Migrating to Open Source Platforms. orinocotribune.com The use of open source platforms and Cuban software will strengthen our industry, technological sovereignty, and information security | The technical migration toward open source platforms and the consistent use of nationally produced software and applications in the country is not only a change needed to strengthen the Cuban industry, but is also key to strengthening our technological sovereignty and information security. | This is why the Ministry of Communications established Resolution 141/2020 outlining general guidelines to make this process viable within Central State Administration bodies and agencies, th…

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-05-09). Russia Becomes Member Of International Organization For Migration — OpEd. eurasiareview.com After several negotiations, Russia finally becomes as a full-fledged member of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). It means that Russia has adopted, as a mandatory condition for obtaining membership, the constitution of the organization. It simply implies that by joining this international organization, it has given the country an additional status. | After the collapse of the Soviet, Russia has been interacting with the IOM since 1992 only as an observer. In the past years, Russia has shown interest in expanding this cooperation. The decision to admit Russia to the organization was approved at…

sputniknews (2021-05-09). Happy Together: Farmer and Cow Enjoy a Sunday Jaunt. sputniknews.com Joar Berge calls himself a "farm animal ambassador" and a "cow whisperer". He is the co-founder of an animal sanctuary in Germany and has more than 80,000 followers on his Instagram account, Moustache Farmer.

scorinoco (2021-05-08). Thousands of Refugee Deaths Linked to EU's Illegal Expulsion: Report. orinocotribune.com Several European states used illegal operations to push back at least 40,000 refugees and asylum seekers from Europe's borders during the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in the death of over 2,000 people, a report has revealed. | The Guardian's probe, which is based on reports released by UN agencies, combined with a database of incidents collected by non-governmental organizations, describes the push-backs as "one of the biggest mass expulsions in decades." | "European countries, supported by EU's border agency Frontex, systematically pushed back refugees, including children fleeing from wars, in their thousands…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-08). Military Situation In Syria On May 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 8, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 52 times: 24 — in Idlib province, 17 — in Latakia province, 9 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On May 7, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in the Ariha area | On May 7, Turkish border guards reportedly killed a fisherman near Darkush town | On May 6, US forces carried out a military patrol near the town of Malekiyah | MORE O…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-08). Military Situation In Syria On May 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 8, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 52 times: 24 — in Idlib province, 17 — in Latakia province, 9 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On May 7, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in the Ariha area | On May 7, Turkish border guards reportedly killed a fisherman near Darkush town | On May 6, US forces carried out a military patrol near the town of Malekiyah…

Jeff Abbott (2021-05-08). The Other Americans: U.S. Policies Put Migrants at Risk. progressive.org Biden's militarized response to migrants seeking refuge in the United States is putting their lives in danger.

Saima Nasar (2021-05-08). [Perspectives] Patrolling race and the UK's medical borders. thelancet.com In an age of globalisation, public health concerns have increasingly informed calls to manage national borders. Yet, the impulses and anxieties that have led politicians to tighten immigration controls arguably tell us as much about the politics of racialised exclusion as they do about medical crises. As such, unpicking the geopolitics of disease management can illuminate the construction of what medical historian John McKiernan-Gonzalez has termed "medical borders"—ie, the manifest ways in which medical knowledge, personnel, and practices have contributed to the governing of state borders.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-08). Governor announces human travel ban at Tamarchin border gate. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The governor of the Iranian Piranshahr Country in West Azarbaijan Province has announced a ban on human travel into Iraq from Tamarchin (Haj Omran) border crossing until further notice.

Staff (2021-05-08). 800 American paratroopers land near Russian borders. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — About 800 American paratroopers have landed near the Russian border in Estonia as part of the Swift Response exercise.

Paul Goble (2021-05-08). EU-Russian Trans-Border Cooperation Continues But Increasingly Reflects Civilizational Divide — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Many cooperation programs between the European Union and Russia have been discontinued. Trans-border cooperation, however, continues, although largely by inertia and increasingly reflecting the civilizational divide between the EU with its participatory democracy and Russia with its "unworthy government," Gleb Yarovoy says. | Yarovoy, a former instructor at Petrozavodsk State University and now a researcher at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, is the author of Regionalism and Trans-Border Cooperation in Europe (in Russian, St. Petersburg, 2007). He assesses the current situation in an essay for the…

EurActiv (2021-05-08). Trawler Wars: Europe's Fights Over Fish. eurasiareview.com By Gerardo Fortuna | ( Fish stocks have all they need to be considered as a resource over which nations can wage wars, as they are scarce and most often involve attempts to cross (maritime) borders. | Joint and multilateral management of these resources — like the EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) — has a…

Eurasia Review (2021-05-08). Study Tracked Large Sharks During Hurricanes. eurasiareview.com A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science tracked large sharks in Miami and The Bahamas to understand how these migratory animals respond to major storms, like hurricanes. | The researchers analyzed acoustic tag data from tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier), bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas), nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum), and great hammerheads (Sphyrna mokarran) before, during, and after Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Irma in 2017. They found that they behaved differently by species and location. | For example, in response t…

DXE (2021-05-08). Sunday 5/30: Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Day. indybay.org 2785 Franklin Canyon Rd, Martinez…

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2021-05-08: News Headlines

scorinoco (2021-05-08). Thousands of Refugee Deaths Linked to EU's Illegal Expulsion: Report. orinocotribune.com Several European states used illegal operations to push back at least 40,000 refugees and asylum seekers from Europe's borders during the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in the death of over 2,000 people, a report has revealed. | The Guardian's probe, which is based on reports released by UN agencies, combined with a database of incidents collected by non-governmental organizations, describes the push-backs as "one of the biggest mass expulsions in decades." | "European countries, supported by EU's border agency Frontex, systematically pushed back refugees, including children fleeing from wars, in their thousands…

Jeff Abbott (2021-05-08). The Other Americans: U.S. Policies Put Migrants at Risk. progressive.org Biden's militarized response to migrants seeking refuge in the United States is putting their lives in danger.

Anonymous007 (2021-05-08). Military Situation In Syria On May 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 8, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 52 times: 24 — in Idlib province, 17 — in Latakia province, 9 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On May 7, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in the Ariha area | On May 7, Turkish border guards reportedly killed a fisherman near Darkush town | On May 6, US forces carried out a military patrol near the town of Malekiyah | MORE O…

Anonymous007 (2021-05-08). Military Situation In Syria On May 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On May 8, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 52 times: 24 — in Idlib province, 17 — in Latakia province, 9 — in Hama province, 2 — in Aleppo province | On May 7, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in the Ariha area | On May 7, Turkish border guards reportedly killed a fisherman near Darkush town | On May 6, US forces carried out a military patrol near the town of Malekiyah…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-05-08). Governor announces human travel ban at Tamarchin border gate. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — The governor of the Iranian Piranshahr Country in West Azarbaijan Province has announced a ban on human travel into Iraq from Tamarchin (Haj Omran) border crossing until further notice.

Staff (2021-05-08). 800 American paratroopers land near Russian borders. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — About 800 American paratroopers have landed near the Russian border in Estonia as part of the Swift Response exercise.

Paul Goble (2021-05-08). EU-Russian Trans-Border Cooperation Continues But Increasingly Reflects Civilizational Divide — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Many cooperation programs between the European Union and Russia have been discontinued. Trans-border cooperation, however, continues, although largely by inertia and increasingly reflecting the civilizational divide between the EU with its participatory democracy and Russia with its "unworthy government," Gleb Yarovoy says. | Yarovoy, a former instructor at Petrozavodsk State University and now a researcher at the University of Eastern Finland in Joensuu, is the author of Regionalism and Trans-Border Cooperation in Europe (in Russian, St. Petersburg, 2007). He assesses the current situation in an essay for the…

EurActiv (2021-05-08). Trawler Wars: Europe's Fights Over Fish. eurasiareview.com By Gerardo Fortuna | ( Fish stocks have all they need to be considered as a resource over which nations can wage wars, as they are scarce and most often involve attempts to cross (maritime) borders. | Joint and multilateral management of these resources — like the EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) — has a…

Saima Nasar (2021-05-08). [Perspectives] Patrolling race and the UK's medical borders. thelancet.com In an age of globalisation, public health concerns have increasingly informed calls to manage national borders. Yet, the impulses and anxieties that have led politicians to tighten immigration controls arguably tell us as much about the politics of racialised exclusion as they do about medical crises. As such, unpicking the geopolitics of disease management can illuminate the construction of what medical historian John McKiernan-Gonzalez has termed "medical borders"—ie, the manifest ways in which medical knowledge, personnel, and practices have contributed to the governing of state borders.

Eurasia Review (2021-05-08). Study Tracked Large Sharks During Hurricanes. eurasiareview.com A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science tracked large sharks in Miami and The Bahamas to understand how these migratory animals respond to major storms, like hurricanes. | The researchers analyzed acoustic tag data from tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier), bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas), nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum), and great hammerheads (Sphyrna mokarran) before, during, and after Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Irma in 2017. They found that they behaved differently by species and location. | For example, in response t…

DXE (2021-05-08). Sunday 5/30: Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Day. indybay.org 2785 Franklin Canyon Rd, Martinez…

sputniknews (2021-05-07). France's Le Pen Wants to Limit Naturalization Via Family Reunification. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Leader of French right-wing party National Rally, Marine Le Pen, announced plans to limit the opportunities for migrants to become citizens of France through the family reunification track for at least a decade if she is elected president.

Staff (2021-05-07). Headlines for May 7, 2021. democracynow.org Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Voter Suppression Bill, Texas and Ohio Republicans Advance Bills to Make It Harder to Vote, India Sets Yet Another World Record for Daily COVID-19 Infections, Study Finds COVID-19 Has Killed 6.9 Million Worldwide, More Than Double Official Count, German Chancellor Angela Merkel Rejects Patent Waiver for COVID-19 Vaccines, Police Raid on Rio de Janeiro Favela Leaves 25 Dead, with Reports of Execution-Style Killings, U.S. Sends Warplanes to Afghanistan Amid Withdrawal as HRW Warns Aid Cuts Jeopardize Women's Health, CodePink Co-Founder Calls Out General Dynamics CEO over Arms Sales t…

Staff (2021-05-07). US-Made Border Crisis Persists Despite Biden's About-Face on Refugee Cap. truthout.org This week's news of the Biden-Harris administration's about-face on U.S. refugee policy was a win for all the progressive forces that have been pressuring Biden to discontinue Trump's egregiously low cap on the number of refugees accepted each year. But the victory did nothing to change the other massive structural ways in which the Biden-Harris administration is continuing to perpetuate the humanitarian crisis at the border through its embrace of Trump's other asylum policies. | For example, even…

Staff (2021-05-07). "They Were Tortured": 4 Families Torn Apart by Trump Are Reunited. 1,000+ Still Separated, Missing. democracynow.org This week, four parents from Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico were reunited with their children in the United States after being separated under former President Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy. They were the first families to be reunited on U.S. soil since the Biden administration began its reunification process. "Although we love to see the reunifications and they're very moving, we have to keep in mind what led to that and that it should never have happened in the first place," says Carol Anne Donohoe, managing attorney for the Family Reunification Project at Al Otro Lado. We also speak with Lee Gele…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-07). Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham Moved 'Toxic Gases' To Abandoned Town In Eastern Idlib — Report. southfront.org Illustrative image. | Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has moved toxic gases from Idlib city to an abandoned town in the eastern Idlib countryside, Sputnik reported on May 7. | Sources familiar with the matter told Sputnik that the toxic gases will be kept in a depot in the town of Kafarya, whose residents were displaced in 2018, for a while. Later, the toxics will be moved to a new depot on the Syrian border with Turkey. | According to the sources, the toxics, which are stored in cylinders, were mo…

Ron Jacobs (2021-05-07). Capitalism, Borders and the Damage They Do. counterpunch.org Todd Miller writes about modern empire and borders. His works tell of a US border security apparatus that extends into other nations around the world and provides various immigration police agencies in the United States to operate anywhere they please inside US borders. His descriptions of the surveillance technology and its uses are simultaneously fascinating

Rilee Mello (2021-05-07). Challenging the Bias of the Refugee as "Other": Behrouz Boochani's No Friend but the Mountains. counterpunch.org Refugee narratives contain the stories of those voices that rarely see the light of recognition or acceptance. The defining characteristic of a refugee is the perception thrown upon them by the nations of closed borders that they can only be seen as the "other." The inescapable label many refugees face then reinforces the false stereotypes

Jason Ditz (2021-05-07). Iraqi Shi'ite Militias Distance Themselves From Iran, Fearing Abandonment. news.antiwar.com The schism between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims has caused tensions for centuries, and has recently been seen as a source of tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Iraq, which borders both nations and has populations of both types, has a group of Shi'ite militias that are formally aligned with Iran, and were instrumental in fighting against ISIS. | Iraq, which worries about hosting potential fights, has

Jason Ditz (2021-05-07). Iraqi Shi'ite Militias Distance Themselves From Iran, Fearing Abandonment. news.antiwar.com The schism between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims has caused tensions for centuries, and has recently been seen as a source of tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Iraq, which borders both nations and has populations of both types, has a group of Shi'ite militias that are formally aligned with Iran, and were instrumental in fighting against ISIS. | Iraq, who worries about hosting potential fights, has

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-07). Belarus ready to hold early presidential election same day U.S. does. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Belarusian Telegraph AgencyMay 7, 2021 Lukashenko names conditions for early presidential election in Belarus ==== Belarus thanks U.S. for telling it how to run elections, country — with assistance of Sixth Fleet Top Belarus commander warns of NATO build-up near Belarusian, Russian borders Last bastion: Belarus warns of repetition of 1921, 1941 tragedies Belarus: Wars have taken on …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-07). Russian foreign minister to UN Security Council: West imposing totalitarianism, rejecting democracy in global affairs. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com And it's only taken twenty years of wars and color revolutions, sanctions and travel bans, freezing of assets and conspiracy theories about subverting elections in the U.S. and elsewhere, cyber warfare and chemical poisoning accusations, military build-up along Russia's borders, repeated Western-initiated Security Council votes condemning the nation, isolation of Russia to the point where …

Rick Rozoff (2021-05-07). Russian foreign minister to UN Security Council: West imposing totalitarianism, rejecting democracy in global affairs. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com And it's only taken twenty years of wars and color revolutions, sanctions and travel bans, freezing of assets and conspiracy theories about subverting elections in the U.S. and elsewhere, cyber warfare and chemical poisoning accusations, military-build-up along Russia's borders, repeated Security Council votes condemning the nation, isolation of Russia to the point where the West …

WSWS (2021-05-07). Ceasefire reached in deadly border conflict between Central Asian republics. wsws.org Over 50 people died and hundreds more were injured on both sides of the disputed border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in the resource-rich Fergana Valley.

teleSUR (2021-05-07). Brazilian Justice Investigates Police Raid That Left 25 Deaths. telesurenglish.net The Brazilian Prosecutor's Office announced that it will launch an investigation into the police operation that left at least 25 people dead in the Jacarezinho neighborhood, in Rio de Janeiro, on May 6. | RELATED: | The incident will be inquired into due to complaints from social organizations and residents about the police brutality that took place during the raid. | "We will verify the circumstances and deaths surro…

sputniknews (2021-05-07). Harris Urges Central America to Tackle 'Root Causes' of Migration as Mexico Accuses US of Meddling. sputniknews.com The so-called Northern Triangle of Central America, consisting of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, has been long been plagued by social unrest, poverty, violence, and corruption, partially attributable to centuries of US meddling in the region's affairs. The crisis has caused many people from these countries to flee in search of a better life.

DXE (2021-05-07). Sunday 5/30: Animal Sanctuary Volunteer Day. indybay.org 2785 Franklin Canyon Rd, Martinez…

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