Daily Archives: May 23, 2023

2023-05-23: News Headlines

Labor Video Project (2023-05-23). The War On Public Education, Tech & The Writers Guild West With Education Lawyer Kathleen. indybay.org Education lawyer and whistleblower Kathleen Carroll talks about the role of billionaire owner Reed Hastings in privatization education through charters and the introduction of testing, software and co-locations in schools throughout California and the country. She also talks about the collaboration of the AFT and NEA in pushing testing and charters in California through Proposition 39.

Staff (2023-05-23). Got a degree, but no Job? | With Aunindyo Chakravarty. peoplesdispatch.org More and more Indian families are sending their children for higher education, in the hope that it will get them better jobs and a better life. More than 20% of young people in the 18-24 age-bracket were enrolled for higher education in 2020-21. But unemployment amongst those with graduate or post graduate degrees is twice …

imperial.ac.uk (2023-05-23). Festival of Learning and Teaching celebrates education innovation. imperial.ac.uk Imperial has hosted its second collaborative and celebratory festival dedicated to education innovation and achievement.

WSWS (2023-05-23). In attack on rights of immigrants and Native Americans, Arizona education chief targets dual language instruction. wsws.org Arizona would become the only state banning the use of Spanish or Native American languages as the primary means of instruction in schools.

Staff (2023-05-22). As Gov. DeSantis Preps White House Run, PEN America Sues Florida School District over Book Ban. democracynow.org With Ron DeSantis expected to formally announce his run for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination this week, we look at his controversial record as governor of Florida, which has been marked by attacks on LGBTQ rights, immigrants, public education, antiracism initiatives and more. The NAACP recently issued a travel advisory for Florida, deeming the state to be "openly hostile" to Black Americans and other minority groups. Meanwhile, PEN America, the book publishing company Penguin Random House and several authors and parents are suing the Pensacola, Florida, school board for banning books on rac…

ecns.cn (2023-05-23). China tops natural-science research ranking. ecns.cn China has, for the first time, replaced the United States as the largest contributor to high-quality natural-science research by ranking No 1 in the share of papers published in top journals in 2022, according to the Nature Index.

Rania Khalek (2023-05-23). Why China's Diplomatic Assertiveness Scares the U.S., w/ Tings Chak. thealtworld.com According to U.S. politicians, military leaders and the media, everything China does on the international stage — brokering peace deals, expanding economic initiatives, building ports — is part of an aggressive campaign to weaken the United States. | While China is becoming more assertive diplomatically, is the U.S. interpretation of why accurate or is it projection and delusion? And how does it relate to China's internationalist past? What does it mean for the future of the Global South and the world order? To discuss this and more, | Rania Khalek was joined by Tings Chak, a researcher at the Tricont…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-05-23). Mayo Clinic research on remote hospital care for a rural or urban home setting. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chad Semling, who is 47 years old, spent 113 days in the hospital for recovery and rehabilitation before being admitted to Advanced Care at Home, a Mayo Clinic program that uses telehealth to provide health care remotely for patients who live in rural and urban areas. Semling, a Mayo Clinic patient in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, suffered multiple compression fractures within his back, a collapsed lung, fractured ribs and severe lung blockage, all due to COVID-19….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-05-23). Leading scientists share advances in Omics-based clinical trials at 12th Annual Individualizing Medicine Conference‚ÄØ‚ÄØ. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine will bring together some of the world's leading scientists and clinicians to share the latest omics and data-driven analytical technologies and research at the 12th annual Individualizing Medicine Conference on May 5-6 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The theme of this year's conference is "Direct-to-Patient Omics-Based Clinical Trials." "The landscape of medicine is changing," says Konstantinos Lazaridis, M.D., the Carlson and Nelson Endowed Executive Director for…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-05-23). Mayo Clinic Minute: Treatment for uterine fibroids without surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A newer, more effective treatment for uterine fibroids is available that doesn't require surgery. That's good news for the estimated 26 million women in the U.S. who have fibroids — including the millions of Black women who are disproportionately affected by these benign tumors. Black women in the U.S. are up to three times more likely to develop fibroids than white women. Dr. Elizabeth Stewart, a Mayo Clinic gynecologist and researcher, recently published a review on these approved fibroid medications….

manager (2023-05-23). The Human Consequences of Economic Sanctions: Event Summary. cepr.net On May 19, 2023, the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) brought together leading experts in the study of economic sanctions to help to answer a critical, but often-ignored, question: What are the human consequences of US economic sanctions? Assessing a wide range of evidence, the findings of our panelists were unanimous: economic …

Tanupriya Singh (2023-05-23). Economy must be 'at service of life': resisting debt and neocolonialism in Africa. peoplesdispatch.org A dossier and accompanying discussion hosted by the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research interrogates the vicious cycle of debt rooted in neocolonial extraction that continues to trap countries across the African continent…

Dr. William Makis (2023-05-23). COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries: Multiple Heart Attacks or Multiple Strokes. globalresearch.ca

Mark Denbeaux (2023-05-23). American Torturers: FBI and CIA Abuses at Dark Sites and Guantanamo. globalresearch.ca

Jim Miles (2023-05-23). Grand Delusion — The Rise and Fall of American Ambitions in the Middle East. globalresearch.ca

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2023-05-23). Belgorod Attack Helps Kiev to Disguise Its Military Disaster in Bakhmut. globalresearch.ca

Ian Sinclair (2023-05-23). The US Occupation of Syria That 'Never Happened'. globalresearch.ca

Rep. Ron Paul (2023-05-23). Biden's Running Out of Ukraine Money? Good. globalresearch.ca

The New Arab (2023-05-23). Palestinian Singer Mohammed Assaf's Patriotic Song Removed from Spotify, Apple Music. globalresearch.ca

Mike of Mirthless Perspectives (2023-05-23). Historical Context for Pilot Incapacitations. globalresearch.ca

Bharat Dogra (2023-05-23). Adding Indirect Deaths, Total Death Toll in the 'War on Terror' Is 4.5 Million. globalresearch.ca

Kit Knightly (2023-05-23). Don't Let Them Rewrite History: Ventilators Killed People… and It Was No Accident. globalresearch.ca

Carla Stea (2023-05-23). "Atrocity Fabrication and Its Consequences," by A. B. Abrams. globalresearch.ca

Philip Giraldi (2023-05-23). It's Good News Week. Joe Biden Is Creating Enemies Everywhere. globalresearch.ca

John W. Whitehead (2023-05-23). Rein in the FBI: Put an End to the FBI's "Gestapo Tactics" globalresearch.ca

Breaking911 (2023-05-23). Massive Shipment of Explosive Chemicals Disappears in Mojave Desert, Investigation Underway. globalresearch.ca

Michael T. Klare (2023-05-23). Is a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan Imminent? globalresearch.ca

Andrew Korybko (2023-05-23). The Battle of Bakhmut: The Defeat of Ukraine Forces followed by Fake "Proxy Invasion of Russia" globalresearch.ca

Global Research News (2023-05-23). Selected Articles: The Battle of Bakhmut: Russian Forces Take Full Control of the Province. globalresearch.ca By On May 20, Moscow's officials announced that Russian forces had taken full control of the province, with no more …

Sami the Bedouin (2023-05-23). "The US and UK are complicit with the Israeli apartheid and racist regime." Interview with Sami, the Bedouin. globalresearch.ca

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (2023-05-23). G7 Hiroshima Summit Fails to Deliver Progress on Nuclear Disarmament. globalresearch.ca

Dr. William Makis (2023-05-23). mRNA and Breastfeeding: COVID-19 Vaccinated Mothers Who Breastfeed — Babies Have Serious Reactions Including Death. globalresearch.ca

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2023-05-23). The Battle of Bakhmut: Russian Forces Take Full Control of the Province. globalresearch.ca

Michael Nevradakis (2023-05-23). 'Sad Day for Babies and Mums': FDA Panel Recommends Pfizer's RSV Vaccine for Pregnant Women. globalresearch.ca

Zero Hedge (2023-05-23). Ukraine Admits Murdering "Quite a Few" Russian Civilians Who Back Putin and His Invasion. globalresearch.ca

Gonzalo Armúa (2023-05-23). The Splendor of a Thousand Suns: Hiroshima and Imperial Forgetfulness. globalresearch.ca

Sarah Anderson (2023-05-23). The Post Office Can Bring People-Centered Public Banking to Every ZIP Code. inequality.org The need for a public banking option is urgent. Nearly 10 million households, a disproportionate number of whom are people of color, are unbanked or underbanked in the United States. Unbanked or underbanked households must pay expensive fees for non-bank financial services to access their own money for paying bills, cashing checks, remittances, rent, and …

jamanetwork (2023-05-23). BCG Vaccine Not Effective Against COVID-19. jamanetwork.com Although the bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine is used primarily to protect against tuberculosis, previous research has suggested it might also guard against other infections. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers hypothesized that vaccination with BCG, which seems to cause epigenetic changes in immune cells that promote a stronger immune response against pathogens, might be effective against COVID-19.

jamanetwork (2023-05-23). RSV Infection During Infancy Tied to Asthma Later. jamanetwork.com Healthy children who were not infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) during their first year of life were 26% less likely to have asthma by age 5 years than those who had been infected, according to results from an observational study that included 1946 participants. The researchers calculated that preventing RSV infections during infancy could avoid 15% of asthma cases in 5-year-olds.

jamanetwork (2023-05-23). HIV Status Not Linked to Treatment Outcomes for People With Mpox. jamanetwork.com Although a disproportionate number of mpox cases—between 35% and 47%, according to some studies—occur in people who also have HIV infection, research comparing the safety and outcomes of mpox treatments in patients with and without HIV is lacking.

WSWS (2023-05-23). NIH lifts suspension of EcoHealth Alliance and reinstates grant to study bat coronaviruses in China. wsws.org The non-profit international research organization has been the target of right-wing conspiracy theories claiming that COVID-19 originated in a Chinese lab.

imperial.ac.uk (2023-05-22). New partnership will use molecular glues to tackle 'undruggable' disease targets. imperial.ac.uk Researchers at Imperial, the Francis Crick Institute and AstraZeneca will advance the discovery of new 'molecular glues' to treat a range of diseases.

imperial.ac.uk (2023-05-22). Imperial academic lead in £12 million fusion power industry partnership. imperial.ac.uk Researchers will explore a new method for creating fusion power that they hope could eventually be scaled to provide safe, clean, and abundant energy.

isabella (2023-05-22). 'We Are Not Taxing the Very Wealthy Enough': Runaway Inequality About to Get Worse. inequality.org

isabella (2023-05-22). Lights, Camera, Action: Why the Hollywood Writers Strike Matters. inequality.org

isabella (2023-05-22). Minnesota Lawmakers Approve Nine Major Worker-Friendly Changes. inequality.org

Sarah Anderson (2023-05-22). A Walmart Worker's View on the Retirement Divide. inequality.org I'll be turning 67 at the end of this month. I'd love to be able to retire on my birthday. I'd celebrate by spending the afternoon at the mall with my daughter and then start planning little trips to visit relatives. But even after working for our nation's largest employer — Walmart — for 22 …

Editor (2023-05-22). Chinese researchers discover evidence of ancient ocean on Mars. mronline.org An international team of researchers led by Chinese scholars has made another groundbreaking discovery on the surface of Mars.

Editor (2023-05-22). Can the Global South Build a New World Information Communication Order? scheerpost.com By Vijay Prashad / Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research It is remarkable how the media in a select few countries is able to set the record on matters around the world. The European and North American countries enjoy a near-global monopoly over information, their media houses vested with a credibility and authority inherited from their …

ecns.cn (2023-05-23). Weather station on summit of Qomolangma upgraded. ecns.cn A team of Chinese scientists and climbers reached the summit of Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, on Tuesday, the second time since last year for the science expedition team to reach the top.

ecns.cn (2023-05-23). Chinese science expedition team reaches Mount Qomolangma. ecns.cn Around 12: 30 Tuesday, 13 Chinese scientists and climbers reached the peak of Mount Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, making it the second time since last year for the science expedition team to reach the top.

imperial.ac.uk (2023-05-23). Imperial and Agilent renew partnership for flagship analytical science facility. imperial.ac.uk Imperial and Agilent Technologies have announced the extension of their partnership to support advanced analytical science.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-05-23). Science Saturday: Blood Tube Optimization Program hails first successful project. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Frontline staff in the Central Clinical and Central Processing Laboratories in the division of Clinical Core Laboratory Services (CCLS) made an astute observation that more tubes of blood were being collected from patients than seemed necessary. Analysis pointed to a potential benefit of new laboratory automation equipment and technology. The previous automation line in Central Processing required all tubes loaded in a rack to be the same height and serum aliquoted into cups for testing….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-05-23). Mayo Clinic Platform expands its distributed data network to partner to globally transform patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Innovative data science will enable scalable and accessible personalized, predictive and proactive medicine for patients ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Platform is expanding its distributed data network, Mayo Clinic Platform_Connect1, to include Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein in Brazil, Sheba Medical Center in Israel and University Health Network (UHN) in Canada, joining Mercy, Connect's first member. The first-of-its-kind global alliance establishes a data-sharing network that transcends language barriers and accelerates AI-based solutions by using current data…

jamanetwork (2023-05-23). "Humanity's Debt to Medical Science" jamanetwork.com In the Current History Magazine for April, Mr. Fred C. Kelly, who on previous occasions has indulged in antimedical propaganda, published an attack on modern medicine entitled, "Is Better Health Due to the Doctors?" It was apparently the view of Mr. Kelly that the great advances in sanitation and hygiene, as well as in the care of disease, were due to other agencies. In the same publication for May, Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur, President-elect of the American Medical Association, replies to Mr. Kelly and indicates promptly his belief that the attack is a good illustration of what modern medicine is likely to mean to tho…

teleSUR (2023-05-23). Junior Doctors in England Plan More Strikes for Better Pay. telesurenglish.net The union representing junior doctors in England has announced its intention to initiate additional strikes in June due to the collapse of salary negotiations between the healthcare workers and the government on Monday. According to statistics, the country's publicly-run healthcare system, the National Health Service (NHS), will experience further pressure because of the negotiations' breakdown. | Related: | As per a statement from the British Medical Association (BM…

Anonymous103 (2023-05-23). 750 U.S. Military Bases Globally, $7.2 Trillion US Nuclear Weapons Expenditure Since Hiroshima, Nagasaki. southfront.org The USS John Warner, a nuclear-powered submarine of the type Australia will soon be developing. Source: US Navy | Written by Statistics provided by the US Department of Defense, in 2003, outline…

ecns.cn (2023-05-23). Record number of HK students to study on mainland. ecns.cn The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is expected to fund a record number of youngsters to study in universities on the Chinese mainland, a document from the regional government showed.

Anonymous (2023-05-23). Latest Update on the North Hollywood/Van Nuys Los Angeles Valley College Scandal. indybay.org Los Angeles Valley College serves Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Studio City, Valley Glen, Sherman Oaks, Valley Village, Toluca Lake, Burbank, Universal City. Here's what we know so far about the Media Arts Program that ripped off students and taxpayers.

Anonymous (2023-05-23). Two Los Angeles Film Professors Bilked Taxpayers Over $3.5 Million Dollars. indybay.org Faculty infighting and an attitude of entitlement in a Community College Film School, deprived low-income students in the Van Nuys/North Hollywood area of technical training and financial aid, while two full-time film professors bilked California taxpayers over $3.5 million dollars in salaries.

Zainab Iqbal (2023-05-23). US university condemned for removing pro-Palestine commencement speech from YouTube. middleeasteye.net US university condemned for removing pro-Palestine commencement speech from YouTube | Students and activists say speech was removed for its pro-Palestinian content after some critiqued speech as being 'antisemitic' | Tue, 05/23/2023 – 21: 20 | Fatima Mohammed speaking at her commencement ceremony on 12 May 2023 (Photo provided by Mohammed) | On 12 May, the City University of New York (CUNY) School…

WSWS (2023-05-23). Sri Lanka: Pseudo-left academic preaches phony "alternative" to IMF austerity. wsws.org Students should turn to the working class and wage a fight for its political independence from all parties and agencies of the bourgeoisie, including the trade unions and pseudo-left organisations such as the FSP.

WSWS (2023-05-23). An emergency meeting of the Michigan Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee discusses death of Jimari Williams and fight against school layoffs. wsws.org The May 20 meeting was called in the aftermath of the tragic death of the six-year-old Detroit student and the outbreak of a cluster of "flu-like illnesses" at his elementary school.

WSWS (2023-05-23). Australia: Workers and students express anger over Labor government's budget. wsws.org "It is a slash and burn austerity budget. It is anti-poor and anti-working class."—Melbourne food production worker.

teleSUR (2023-05-22). 20 Guyanese Girls Die in the Mahdia School Dormitory Fire. telesurenglish.net On Sunday night, a fire killed 20 female students at a high school residence in Mahdia, 161 kilometers southwest of Georgetown, the capital of Guyana. | RELATED: | "This is horrendous. We still do not know exactly what caused the fire, although that is not a priority right now. Our priority now is the children and that we provide them with the greatest possible help," Guyana President Irfaan Ali said. | "We have…

Staff (2023-05-22). "African Queens: Njinga": Kellie Carter Jackson on Netflix Series & Teaching Black History. democracynow.org As we speak with Professor Kellie Carter Jackson, who teaches Africana studies at Wellesley College and joined a teach-in in Florida over the weekend, we ask about the new Netflix documentary series African Queens: Njinga, which she is featured in and tells the story of the 17th century warrior queen who fought the Portuguese slave traders. The series is executive produced and narrated by Jada Pinkett Smith. Jackson calls it a "major contribution to understanding slavery and the slave trade" and notes it is "readily available" online "if students cannot get this in Florida in their c…

MEE staff (2023-05-22). France: Outrage after schools asked to provide numbers on Eid absences. middleeasteye.net France: Outrage after schools asked to provide numbers on Eid absences | Schools in Toulouse were asked to provide police with numbers of pupils absent during recent Muslim festival | Mon, 05/22/2023 – 13: 33 | Students raise their hands at "Revolution Jet d'Eau" school in Marseille, southern France, on 1 September 2022 (AFP) | Anti-racism groups, Muslim leaders and a teachers' union have called for an inqu…

WSWS (2023-05-22). University of Michigan submits new wage-cutting contract to striking graduate workers. wsws.org The GEO leadership has sought to conceal the direct role of the Democratic Party in U-M's attack on the grad student instructors—the Democrats dominate the U-M Board of Regents and control the Michigan statehouse.

Staff (2023-05-23). "After Uvalde": Maria Hinojosa on Guns, Grief & Community Outrage 1 Year After Texas School Shooting. democracynow.org Wednesday marks one year since an 18-year-old gunman armed with a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle entered his former elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, and shot dead 19 children between the ages of 9 and 11 and two of their teachers, as nearly 400 officers rushed to Robb Elementary School but took 77 minutes to confront the gunman. Investigators later found officers "failed to prioritize saving innocent lives over their own safety." More than 1,000 incidents involving firearms have shaken America's schools since 2018 — a dramatic increase over any similar period since at least 1970, according t…

Fight Back (2023-05-23). Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela closes 75th Nakba Commemoration Tour. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL- "Let us all join hands in the inevitable march to freedom for Palestine and we dare to dream of a free Palestine where Muslims, Christians and Jews can live side by side in peace as they have done for centuries," stated Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela, South African member of parliament and grandson of revolutionary icon Nelson Mandela, to an audience of 400 at the Chicago Teachers Union headquarters, on Saturday, May 20. | Chicago was the sixth and final city Mandela visited during the Nakba Commemoration Tour organized by the United States Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) and the National Alliance…

jamanetwork (2023-05-23). Does Poetry Make Nothing Happen? jamanetwork.com The poem "Fireflies" opens with a counterfactual—the poem the author intended to write but did not is the poem that follows, which ends up reflecting the anguish following the May 2022 school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and 2 teachers were killed. A series of elegiac images depicting carefree youth tinged with a distant awareness of death's mysteries guides the reader to the poet's recognition that her "…childhood of glowworms, pigtails,/and tattered red sneakers flying through space/has vanished." The poem then powerfully concludes, as if it were powerless, "Silence became gunshots, laug…

WSWS (2023-05-23). Poorly attended "mass" meeting of Oakland, California teachers precedes vote on sellout agreement. wsws.org Roughly 60 teachers showed up at the union's "mass membership" meeting, which pushed the sellout contract to shut down a seven-day strike.

WSWS (2023-05-23). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Teachers in Buenos Aires carried out a 48-hour strike last week to repudiate a sellout agreement by their union while workers at San Diego Metropolitan Transit System walked out for four days last week over contract issues.

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