2022-05-15: News Headlines

Alfred de Zayas (2022-05-15). Arnold August is Right in Blowing the Whistle on the Menace to Academic Freedom in Canadian and US Universities. orinocotribune.com By Alfred de Zayas &#1 ; May 12, 2022 | Review by Alfred de Zayas of the article by Arnold August: "Ukraine-Russia: Sanctions against a 'pro-Russian' professor from the University of Montreal, or freedom of speech?" | Arnold August is right in blowing the whistle on the menace to academic freedom and the ethos of independent research posed by pressures of political correctness and the spread of "cancel culture". This development constitutes moral bankruptcy in any country that considers itself "democratic", and a fortiori a disgrace in the academic profession. The case of Professor Michael Carley of the Universit…

_____ (2022-05-15). Libya Suffers a Permanent Humanitarian Catastrophe under the Dictate of US Interests. journal-neo.org During the era of Muammar Gaddafi's Libyan Jamahiriya, the country was openly admired by many countries in the region for the well-being and living conditions of Libyans, perhaps with the exception of the Gulf States. And this was justified, among other things, by the fact that there was free medicine, free education, and financial aid …

Martin Rizzo-Martinez & Daniel Stonebloom (2022-05-15). Challenging Colonialism s01e04 Indian Boarding Schools: Colonialism through Education. indybay.org This episode of Challenging Colonialism examines the history of the Indian Boarding Schools that impacted thousands of Indigenous Californian children, specifically focusing on Sherman Indian High School in Riverside, Stewart Indian School in Reno, and Saint Boniface Indian School in Banning. Duration: 1 hr 1 min 30 sec…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-05-15). America has Been on a "Hot War Footing"against Russia since 2014. globalresearch.ca Global security is at stake. This historic vote –which potentially could affect the lives of hundreds of millions of people Worldwide– has received virtually no media coverage. A total media blackout prevails.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-05-15). When Terrorism becomes Counter-terrorism: The State Sponsors of Terrorism are "Going After the Terrorists" globalresearch.ca A complex network of Al Qaeda affiliated terrorist organizations overseen by US and allied intelligence agencies has unfolded, extending across the Middle East, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, Western China, South and South East Asia.

SSU 's Investigative Sociology Spring 2022 (2022-05-15). How Foster Care Affects Outcomes in Adulthood. indybay.org Megan Lucas, Romelly Rivera, Leticia Martinez, Zakayya Nichols, Jocelyn McMillan, Valdemar Arreola, Arlette Martinez | An insight into the Affects of Foster as outlined by SSU's Investigative Sociology Spring 2022 Class. It provides in depth interviews of people who work with the Foster Care system and research on abuse of Foster Children.

The Palestinian News & Info Agency (2022-05-15). WAFA: "Number of Palestinians worldwide doubled 10 times since Nakba, official figures show" imemc.org RAMALLAH, May 15, 2022 (WAFA) — Ola Awad, the Chairperson of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), said in a report today on the 74th anniversary of the Nakba that the Palestinian population at home and in the diaspora has doubled about 10 times since the Nakba in 1948. The Nakba of Palestine describes a …

____ (2022-05-15). China donates food for schoolchildren in Liberia. ecns.cn China will provide another batch of food, including over 1,000 bags of 25 kg rice and 500 tins of powdered milk and vegetable oil, for primary and secondary school students through its embassy in Liberia, the Chinese ambassador to Liberia Ren Yisheng said on Friday.

Nolan Higdon (2022-05-15). Teaching Media Literacy Is the Only Real Answer to Fake News. zcomm.org Censorship is an ineffective solution that only complicates the threats posed by fake news…

Wellbeing Blueprint (2022-05-15). Tuesday 5/17: Power of the Native Vote: Mobilizing Indigenous Communities to Advance Structural Change. indybay.org Online event…

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newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Sharing Mayo Clinic: A shared heart: Two families come together after tragedy, transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Around the 15th of every month, Christin Gigstad and Tina Haug think of each other. They pick up their phones and text. Even if they've already talked that week, they want to check in. It's an important date for them, one that no one else can fully understand. Four years ago, Christin and Tina were strangers. Their lives were brought together by crisis. And now they like to say they have a shared heart, thanks…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Putting your best foot forward with diabetes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently was diagnosed with diabetes and am learning about various components of my health care that require special attention. For instance, I was told I'd need to take special care of my feet. Can you explain why foot care is so important and what is necessary? Do I need to see a special type of doctor? ANSWER: You're among the millions of people in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with diabetes. Managing…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Mayo Clinic Minute: Can uterine fibroids affect pregnancy? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A uterine fibroid is a benign or noncancerous growth of the muscle portion of the uterus. While common, they may cause pain and excessive bleeding, and concerns about fertility and pregnancy for some. Dr. Michelle Louie, a Mayo Clinic gynecologic surgeon and fibroid specialist, says it is important to know your treatment options and work with a specialist. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute. youtu.be/RjubdzreMOE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (: 57) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: National Nurses Week. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At Mayo Clinic, the Department of Nursing consists of over 22,000 people, including nurses, patient care assistants, patient care technicians and social workers. Like many health care professionals, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a stressful and challenging time for those in the department. "Throughout the pandemic, our nurses have continued to be there for their patients," says Ryannon Frederick, Mayo Clinic's chief nursing officer. "Our patient satisfaction actually increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. And that's…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mohs surgery for melanoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. It develops in the cells that produce melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. Melanoma is one of the most common cancer types in the U. S. Roughly 2% of people will be diagnosed with melanoma of the skin at some point during their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. Treatment for early stage melanomas usually includes surgery to remove the melanoma. Mohs surgery is a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Springtime allergies. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I love the changing seasons and am looking forward to the warmer days of spring. Unfortunately, I am often miserable because of seasonal allergies. What can I do to keep the box of tissues at bay and enjoy the springtime weather? ANSWER: As we flip the calendars to April and May, spring is in the air. Warmer springtime temperatures mean that trees bud, flowers bloom and grass grows. And people often are more active…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Mayo Clinic Minute: African Americans at higher risk of stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month. According to the CDC, a stroke occurs every 40 seconds in the U.S. Do you know that stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States? A stroke happens when blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. This causes brain cells to become damaged or die. Risks of stroke vary by race and ethnicity. African American…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). 9 Mayo hospitals earn 'A' grades for patient safety. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Nine Mayo Clinic hospitals scored the highest safety marks from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization that collects and analyzes data to help patients choose their preferred health care destinations. These Mayo Clinic hospitals earned "A" grades for patient safety: Arizona Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona. Florida Mayo Clinic Hospital in Florida. Rochester Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester. Mayo Clinic Health System Albert Lea and Austin, Minnesota.Eau Claire, Wisconsin.Fairmont, Minnesota.La…

Juan Cole (2022-05-15). Busan, S. Korea, constructing Solar-Powered Artificial Biorock Island to replace Coastal land lost to Sea Level Rise. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; UN Habitat, the municipality of Busan in South Korea, and the company OCEANIX are responding to the challenge of sea-level rise by building an artificial floating city off the coast of the country's second-largest city. A prototype is expected to be in the water as early as 2025. Although a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Expert alert: Outpatient joint replacement surgery benefits patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Outpatient surgery may be an option for people who are having their hips, knees or other joints replaced. It is part of a trend in orthopedic surgery to move total joint arthroplasty, commonly known as joint replacement, from inpatient to outpatient surgery. Patients benefit from the shorter hospital stay, and they are more satisfied recovering at home. A decade ago, a patient who had a knee or hip replacement would likely stay…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Consumer Health: Women's health and living a longer, healthier life. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org National Women's Health Week will be observed May 8—14, which makes this a good time to learn about the biggest threats to women's health and what you can do to keep yourself healthy. Two of the leading causes of death for women in the U.S. are heart disease and cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The good news is that healthy lifestyle choices can reduce your risk for both. Heart disease…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). Consumer Health: Understanding skin cancer and how to prevent it. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this and good time to learn about the three main types of skin cancer and what you can do to keep yourself healthy. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. And most skin cancers are preventable. The three main types of skin cancer are: Basal cell carcinomaBasal cell carcinoma begins in the basal cells — a type of cell within…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). FDA limits use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has limited use of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine for adults due to risks associated with blood clots. "The FDA's decision to limit the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for SARS-CoV2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) was due to an FDA analysis that indicated an elevated but low risk for blood clots in some patients who received the vaccine," says Dr. Andrew Badley, an infectious…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2022-05-15). 5-10-2022 Media Only News Briefing: Living in the "Sandwich": Women's Health & Menopause. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org National Women's Health Week is May 8-14, 2022. Women in the "sandwich generation" may be balancing the competing demands of caring for both dependent children and aging parents, and often working outside of the home. Their own needs may take a backseat while they care for others and juggle all of the demands of life, which has been made even worse with the stressors of the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionally affecting women. Around this same time in life, many…

| Nameconor Heffernan, Assistant Professor of Physical Culture, Sport Studies, University of Texas At Austin (2022-05-15). Tucker Carlson pulls from an old playbook as he stokes anxiety about a masculinity crisis. Conor Heffernan, Assistant Professor of Physical Culture and Sport Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-05-14). Eight Years Ago: US-NATO Installed a Neo-Nazi Government in Ukraine. globalresearch.ca The forbidden truth is that the West has engineered –through a carefully staged covert operation– the formation of a proxy regime integrated by Neo-Nazis. Svoboda and Right Sector have been entrusted with key positions which grant them control over the Armed Forces, Police and National Security.

____ (2022-05-14). Victorian teachers to vote on Australian Education Union sell-out industrial agreement. wsws.org The AEU-Labor government deal will, if ratified, significantly worsen teachers' and school workers' living standards, while also exacerbating the crisis within the public education system.

____ (2022-05-14). Newly appointed Sri Lankan PM pledges to implement brutal IMF program. wsws.org The IMF program will translate into deep cuts to state sector jobs, wages and pensions, further increased prices of essentials, the slashing of public services including education and health care.

Staff (2022-05-14). Minister Tibisay Lucena Contrasts Reality of Salaries in University Sector to Right-wing Claims. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, May 12, the Venezuelan Minister for University Education, Tibisay Lucena, pointed out that the salaries of university employees are currently being paid without delay. She also noted that some wage scales have improved between 1 % and 300%, compared to the year 2021. | In recent weeks, right-wing groups, including micro-Trotskyist and communist organizations, in close collaboration with extreme-right elements, have been trying to heat up the streets, organizing protests on the grounds that previously agreed upon bonuses had not been fully paid. These bonuses are based on the percentage of workers'

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-05-14). Biggest Lie in World History: There Never Was A Pandemic. The Data Base is Flawed. The Covid Mandates including the Vaccine are Invalid. globalresearch.ca Fake science was supportive of this devastating agenda. The lies were sustained by a massive media disinformation campaign. The historic March 11, 2020 lockdown triggered economic and social chaos Worldwide. It was an act of "economic warfare": a war against humanity.

Prof. Claudia von Werlhof (2022-05-14). Global WAR-NING! Geoengineering Is Wrecking Our Planet and Humanity. globalresearch.ca World leaders are meeting in Glasgow at COP-26. All eyes are now on "the imminent dangers of CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions". The "climate emergency" is a timely instrument of propaganda used to distract people from questioning "the real crisis", namely the Covid-19 "plandemic".

Contributing Writers (2022-05-14). Remember the Maine: The Alleged Russian Atrocity at Bucha Looks Like Another in a Long Line of False Pretexts for War/ By Jeremy Kuzmarov. marktaliano.net Unproven massacre by Russian troops in Bucha was used to compel passage of Ukrainian Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022 and escalate U.S. military intervention To receive Global Research's …

Anonymous103 (2022-05-14). US Willing To Escalate Ukrainian Conflict. southfront.org Recent Washington's maneuvers reveal US wants to take conflict to its ultimate consequences. | Written by Lucas Leiroz, researcher in Social Sciences at the Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; geopolitical consultant. | Once again, the US government seems to be the side most interested in taking the Ukrainian conflict to its ultimate consequences. A law recently signed by President Joe Biden threatens to escalate the dispute in Eastern Europe to extremely dangerous levels, increasi…

Andrew Green (2022-05-14). [World Report] Calls to restart testing for parasitic disease at US CDC. thelancet.com Researchers and clinicians pressure the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reintroduce parasitic disease testing amid concerns about patient care. Andrew Green reports.

Ayesha Ahmad (2022-05-14). [Perspectives] Researcher trauma: when our stories collide. thelancet.com I was mesmerised as I knelt on a grainy floor beneath the storyteller, my village neighbour. Her name is long gone, buried in the crevices of her husband's name on her tombstone, erased beyond the dust that she became within the soil. I do not think I ever learnt her name, she was simply Bibi, Bibi who carried the village stories. Bibi shone in her language, but she was without a pen, or Qalam, which was a dangerous instrument for a woman to wield. Like Bibi, my grandmother also captivated me with the stories she shared.

_____ (2022-05-14). New Gas Industry Astroturf Group 'Fuelling Canada'. popularresistance.org In April, the Globe & Mail published an article on its website extolling the virtues of natural gas appliances in people's houses. | The story, headlined "Why natural gas is the smart choice for your new home," has the look and feel of actual journalism. It includes statistics about Canada's "reliable" gas industry, a photo of a young couple cooking on their gas range and quotes from Canadian homebuilders and makers of consumer products—such as grills and fireplaces—that use gas. | It looks explicitly designed to appeal to first-time homebuyers. | But even though natural gas is a major growing so…

_____ (2022-05-14). Florida Teacher Fired For Speaking About Sexuality. popularresistance.org Lee County, Florida – Casey Scott, an elementary school art teacher at Trafalgar Middle School in Lee County, Florida, asked students to make flags to represent themselves as part of an art project. In their discussions about identity, several of her students expressed that they were gay, bisexual, and trans. Many of them wanted to represent themselves using the rainbow flag or the pink, blue, and white flag that represents trans rights. After she hung the flags up on her bulletin board, school administrators told Scott that it would be "in her best interest" to get rid of them immediately. | When she got home, s…

____ (2022-05-14). Indiana University Bloomington grad student workers vote to suspend their strike until the fall semester. wsws.org Graduate students at IUB have voted to suspend their one-month strike and announced plans to resume the fight when classes resume on campus in September.

India Walton (2022-05-14). Let's End the Shame of Student Debt While Calling for Its Cancelation. truthout.org When I ran for mayor of Buffalo, New York, last year, my past-due parking tickets became a major reason for reduced favorability among voters. When Stacy Abrams ran for governor of Georgia in 2018, there was a lot of talk in the mainstream media about how much debt she was in. I share these examples because in general, the working poor do not willfully withhold payment for debts. We are faced with the very real decision between paying often illegitimate debts (like parking tickets and student loans) and feeding our children or paying for life-saving medical treatment for our loved ones. | New York State's recentl…

Robert McCaw, Ismail Allison (2022-05-14). Why President Biden Should Also Cancel Interest Payments on Student Loan Debt. commondreams.org President Biden will not be able to solve the crisis at hand or satisfy the demands of the American people with a half-baked approach.

Anonymous669 (2022-05-14). Syrian Warrant Officer Killed, Soldier Wounded In New Attack Near US-Occupied Al-Tanf. southfront.org . | On May 14, a warrant officer of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) was killed and a soldier was wounded when their vehicle was ambushed near the frontline with the US-occupied area of al-Tanf in Syria's southeastern region by militants believed to be members of ISIS, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). | The London-based monitoring group said that the SAA vehicle was ambushed near al-Shahmi junction just outside of the 55-kilometer no-fly zone the US-led coalition m…

Anonymous669 (2022-05-14). Syrian Warrant Officer Killed, Soldier Wounded In New Attack Near US-Occupied Al-Tanf. southfront.org . | On May 14, a warrant officer of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) was killed and a soldier was wounded when their vehicle was ambushed near the frontline with the US-occupied area of al-Tanf in Syria's southeastern region by militants believed to be members of ISIS, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). | The London-based monitoring group said that the SAA vehicle was ambushed near al-Shahmi junction just outside of the 55-kilometer no-fly zone the US-led coalition m…

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