2024-05-16: News Headlines

Qassam Muaddi (2024-05-16). 'Operation al-Aqsa Flood' Day 223: Israeli army withdraws from Zeitoun area after sustaining casualties, intensifies combat in Jabalia and Rafah. mondoweiss.net Israel's war minister declares opposition to Israeli military control of Gaza as Netanyahu insists on continuing the war. Meanwhile, the Israeli army killed five Palestinians in the West Bank, including a student on Nakba day.

Wyatt Reed, The Grayzone. (2024-05-16). Meet The Violent Zionist Agitators Los Angeles Police Haven't Arrested. popularresistance.org On April 30, thirty people were injured when a mob of Zionist hooligans savagely assaulted the pro-Palestine UCLA encampment shortly before midnight. For over three hours, local and campus police stood down as the masked thugs assaulted students, journalists, and even officers of the law with fireworks volleys, pepper spray, and metal pipes. Though multiple attackers have been identified by community members on social media, to date there have been no arrests of pro-Israel goons. | The Grayzone has obtained a dossier composed by anonymous sleuths claiming involvement with the UCLA student protests which apparentl…

Sara Flounders, Workers' World. (2024-05-16). Divest Now! A Revolutionary Demand. popularresistance.org Why have student encampments for Palestine ignited such an uproar of brutal repression, vicious police attacks, mass arrests, overwhelming condemnation in the corporate media and a new level of reactionary legislation in Congress? | The demand to divest, raised at almost every encampment, exposes the insidious inroads of the military-industrial complex into the heart of almost all higher education institutions in the U.S. today. | This demand to "divest" has revolutionary implications. Divestment is not just a threat to university boards, administrators and their alumni funders. It is a threat to the established…

David Swanson, World Beyond War. (2024-05-16). NATO Spreads Nuclear Weapons, Energy, And Risk. popularresistance.org Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty declares that NATO members will assist another member if attacked by "taking action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force." But the UN Charter does not say anywhere that warmaking is authorized for whoever jumps in on the appropriate side. | The North Atlantic Treaty's authors may have been aware that they were on dubious legal ground because they went on twice to claim otherwise, first adding the words "Any such armed attack and all measures taken as a result thereof shall immediately be reported to the Security Council. Such measures shall be terminated w…

Caitlyn Clark, Labor Notes. (2024-05-16). Unions Support Student Protestors Against Administrators And Police. popularresistance.org As campus protests—and violent police repression—continue to roll across the country, some unions are getting involved. | More than 2,700 protesters have been arrested on 64 college campuses since the initial arrests at Columbia University in New York on April 18. Encampments have appeared at 184 campuses worldwide. The protesting students are calling for full disclosure of their universities' finances and divestment from all financial ties to weapons manufacturers and Israel's war on Gaza. | Unionized academic workers are demanding decision-making power over their work and what it's used for. For ins…

Susan Abulhawa (2024-05-16). Gaza is our moment of truth. dissidentvoice.org A protest by students at George Washington University. Probal Rashid SIPA USA) Powerful student movements in the 1960s and 1970s shook the world's conscience to end America's slaughter in Vietnam and Cambodia. The moral force of Black people rising together in their pain and rage against legislated racism changed the social fabric of America, ending …

WSWS (2024-05-16). University of California grad students overwhelmingly authorize strike against campus crackdowns. wsws.org The momentum of the strike must not be lost, especially now that the 48,000 academic workers in the UC system have voted to strike in response to police attacks against peaceful anti-genocide protests.

WSWS (2024-05-16). Professors come to the defense of New Orleans students protesting Israel's genocide in Gaza. wsws.org Faculty at Tulane and Loyola Universities in New Orleans issue public letters denouncing the violent police assault and disciplinary measures against a peaceful student encampment protest earlier this month.

Joachim Hagopian (2024-05-16). Biden Rewards Bibi's Genocide with $1 Billion More in Weapons. "There's Nowhere to Go". 300,000 Palestinians Fleeing Rafah. globalresearch.ca

aljazeera (2024-05-16). California university will heed student call to boycott Israel institutions. aljazeera.com Calls to boycott Israeli academic institutions have been a consistent demand of protesters against Israel's war in Gaza.

Haymarket Books, JVP, more (2024-05-16). Thursday 5/23: Break the Bonds!: Divest from Israel Bonds, Invest in Freedom Teach-in. indybay.org Online teach-in / webinar…

Robert Koehler (2024-05-16). A World Under Spiritual Construction. counterpunch.org There's something happening here . . . Consider, for instance, the recent announcement by Union Theological Seminary, which is affiliated with Columbia University, that it is divesting from "companies profiting from war in Palestine/Israel" — and, not only that, fully supports the student encampments (at Columbia and all across the country) and condemns the arrests and

Ariel David (2024-05-16). Enigmatic Canaanite tablet turns out to be school exercise, Israeli researchers say. haaretz.com Inscription found nearly a century ago in Beth Shemesh was a sequence of letters copied by a budding scribe, and reveals existence of a school there nearly 3,500 years ago…

sacred black, red (2024-05-16). Bonk: University of California Office of the President Attacked. indybay.org With the Aurora Borealis above us and the martyrs in our hearts, we attacked the UC Office of the President in solidarity with the Palestinian Resistance. Using a fire extinguisher filled with red paint we covered the facade and smashed seven windows. Then, with access to the building, we released 500 cockroaches inside and emptied a second fire exintguisher onto the interior. We finalized the act by leaving a water jug inscribed with "Bonk" at the scene – an homage to the militants of Cal Poly Humboldt and the international student encampment movement.

Allan Fisher (2024-05-16). Thursday 5/16: Palestine Solidarity protest – support the UCSC student encampment. indybay.org corner of Bay and High Streets, Santa Cruz (at entrance to UC Santa Cruz)…

California Faculty Association (2024-05-16). CFA Members File Unfair Practice Charge Over Cal Poly Humboldt's Campus Closure. indybay.org May 9, 2024 – This week, CFA members filed an Unfair Practice Charge with California's Public Employer Employee Relations Board (PERB) over Cal Poly Humboldt administration's decision to close the campus for the remainder of the spring semester. Management took the extraordinary step of closing down the campus last month in response to students protesting the war in Gaza when other campuses around the country have remained open despite fairly large actions and police responses. At Cal Poly Humboldt, students and a faculty member occupied a campus building for several days before being forcibly removed and arreste…

Encampment Report (2024-05-16). Stanford People's University Stands Strong Against Inter-Fascist Forces. indybay.org On May 12 Zionist and Hindu supremacist groups rallied on Stanford University campus. Students at the People's University encampment refused to be intimidated.

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2024-05-16). A Brutal Punishment: Australia's Sentencing of David McBride. asia-pacificresearch.com

Candace Milner (2024-05-16). Debt Relief Still Feels Out of Reach for Many Students. counterpunch.org College is expensive — and for most Americans, higher education is still largely unaffordable. The cost of college continues to rise at rates that salaries and income aren't keeping up with. This is especially true for low-income and working-class students who must depend on alternative ways to fund their education like grants, scholarships, and —

Canadians for Justice, Peace in the Middle East (2024-05-16). On Nakba Day, Canada Must Address Complicity in Palestinian Dispossession. globalresearch.ca

The Cradle (2024-05-16). Gaza 2035: Netanyahu Hatches Plan to Raze and Rebuild Enclave. globalresearch.ca

Global Research News (2024-05-16). Selected Articles: BREAKING: Slovak Prime Minister Shot and Gravely Injured, Firmly Opposed to "Pandemic Treaty" globalresearch.ca By Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot today — 15 May 2024 — and gravel insured, as he was greeting …

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2024-05-16). Ukraine Desperate to Receive More Western Aid. globalresearch.ca

Bharat Dogra (2024-05-16). What Is the Missing Crucial Component in US Foreign Policy? People. globalresearch.ca

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2024-05-16). Fear and Panic Resulting from Totally Invalid Covid-19 "Confirmed Cases", Erroneous SARS-CoV-2 Mortality Data, Falsification of Death Certificates. globalresearch.ca

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2024-05-16). Ukraine Using Outdated Vietnam-era Air War Strategy Against Russians. globalresearch.ca

Peter Koenig (2024-05-16). BREAKING: Slovak Prime Minister Shot and Gravely Injured, Firmly Opposed to "Pandemic Treaty" globalresearch.ca

Dr. William Makis (2024-05-16). Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico Shot in Assassination Attempt Today After Rejecting WHO Pandemic Treaty. globalresearch.ca

Colin Todhunter (2024-05-16). Menace on the Menu: The Financialisation of Farmland and the War on Food and Farming. globalresearch.ca

Alina Ramos Martin (2024-05-16). Humanity celebrates International Day of Light. plenglish.com Washington, May 16 (Prensa Latina) Today humanity celebrates the International Day of Light, for its importance for development in all fields and facets of life, including science, culture, art, education, and sustainable development.

Javier Arana Villasusa (2024-05-16). Homage to Cuban National Hero José Martí in Dominican Republic. plenglish.com Santo Domingo, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), students and friends in solidarity with Cuba today commemorated the life and work of José Martí on the 129th anniversary of his death, demanding an end to the U.S. blockade against Cuba.

WSWS (2024-05-16). Australian federal Labor government budget includes paltry student debt "relief" wsws.org The HECS-HELP loan indexation adjustment is a tiny fraction of the crippling debt confronting university students amid the worst cost-of-living crisis in a generation.

WSWS (2024-05-16). Biden oversees jobs bloodbath in public education. wsws.org With new job cuts being announced every day, analysts are suggesting 384,000 education jobs may be axed this year as federal pandemic aid runs out.

WSWS (2024-05-16). Australia: Sweeping pro-business restructuring and job cuts at Western Sydney University College. wsws.org Educators and professional staff at WSU College face the elimination of more than 13 percent of teaching and learning jobs, and a "spill and fill" regime to force them to compete against each other for the remaining posts.

Human Rights Watch (2024-05-16). Rwanda: Human Rights Watch Researcher Barred. hrw.org (New York) — Rwandan immigration authorities denied entry to Clémentine de Montjoye, a senior researcher in the Africa division at Human Rights Watch, upon arrival at Kigali International Airport, on May 13, 2024, Human Rights Watch said today. De Montjoye traveled to Rwanda for meetings with officials from foreign embassies but was told upon arrival that she was "not welcome in Rwanda" for undisclosed "immigration reasons," and Kenya Airways was instructed to ensure her removal from the country."Rwanda touts itself as an open and welcoming destination, but the treatment reserved for those who may investiga…

Editor (2024-05-16). Schools should protect trans youth, not 'out' them. mronline.org Young people from California to Alabama are under threat from policies that require school staff to alert parents if a student identifies as trans.

UMMID (2024-05-16). Maharashtra 10th, 12th Results 2024: Board Updates Date and Time. ummid.com Amidst wild speculations on the dates of Maharashtra 2024 SSC (10th) and 2024 HSC (12th) result announcement, the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has issued an important update on its official website mahresult.nic.in.

UMMID (2024-05-16). Oracle expands its R&D capabilities in Morocco. ummid.com Software major Oracle has planned to expand its Research and Development (R&D) capabilities in Morocco by growing its local workforce to 1,000 Information Technology (IT) professionals.

publicbooks (2024-05-16). An Open Letter to Harvard: Concerning Protest & Palestine. publicbooks.org A group of disciplined students implore Harvard to demonstrate ethical forbearance and drop all of the dubious charges leveled against students who nonviolently protested for Palestine.

ecns.cn (2024-05-16). China achieves localization of core high-density connectivity module for quantum computing. ecns.cn China has realized domestic production of a core component for the nation's self-developed quantum computer named "Origin Wukong," breaking foreign monopoly and further cementing China's leading position in global quantum computing research and development.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam (2024-05-16). Prof. Isabirye Appointed AJIR Editor in Chief. plusnews.ug Seasoned Media Consultant and Multidisciplinary Professor Dr. Joel Isabirye has been appointed as the Editor in Chief of the Africa Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (AJIR). In a letter dated Monday 13th May 2024, and seen by this news website, the Board of the U.S. based Journal set the tasks that they expect the renowned scholar …

ecns.cn (2024-05-16). Beijing, Washington take steps to raise awareness on AI. ecns.cn "The two sides had in-depth, professional and constructive exchange of views on AI science and technology risks, global governance, and other issues of concern," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

UMMID (2024-05-16). CBSE 12th Result 2024 declared, Pass Percentage tops 87.98%. ummid.com The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared today i.e. Monday May 13, 2024 Class 12 (Class XIIth) exam results on its official website cbseresults.nic.in.

UMMID (2024-05-16). 2023 is hottest year on Earth in two thousand years. ummid.com The year 2023 has been recorded as the hottest year on Earth in its 2,000 years history, researchers said.

greenleft.org.au (2024-05-16). University of Sydney students show solidarity with Gaza. greenleft.org.au

UMMID (2024-05-16). GBSHSE Goa 10th Result 2024 – Direct link to check. ummid.com Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) is set to declare online the results of the GBSHSE Class 10 or SSC 2024 examination on its official as well as associate websites on Wednesday May 15, 2024.

ecns.cn (2024-05-16). Int'l students hit by UK visa changes. ecns.cn Recent changes to the United Kingdom's visa rules that include a hike in the minimum wage needed to qualify for a skilled worker visa have led to job offers being withdrawn from foreign graduates of British universities.

P. Kenneth Burns (2024-05-16). Rutgers-Camden breaks ground on Cooper Street Gateway. whyy.org From Camden and Cherry Hill to Trenton and the Jersey Shore, what about life in New Jersey do you want WHYY News to cover? Rutgers University—Camden is investing $60 million in a new facility for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences that will be available for use by the surrounding community. | The Cooper Street Gateway Project will transform 14 vacant properties and several empty lots along the 400 block of Cooper and Lawrence streets. The homes on Lawrence Street will be renovated into offices and guest accommodations for visiting faculty. The project will preserve the a…

ecns.cn (2024-05-16). (W.E. Talk) Ramping up tariffs on China, blatant U.S. double standard on so-called China 'overcapacity'. ecns.cn What is the intention of Western politicians to hype up the so-called China "Overcapacity theory"? What is the purpose of the United States imposing tariffs on China and insisting on ramping up tariff barriers?How has the development of China's new energy and other industries contributed to the realization of global climate goals and global energy transition? | In the latest W.E. Talk, Wang Yiwei, dean of EU Research Center at Renmin University of China and chair professor at Jean Monnet, Warwick Powell, adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology and senior fellow at the Taihe Institute and founder,…

ecns.cn (2024-05-16). Top students less keen on overseas courses. ecns.cn Students at regular higher education institutions in China have been the most eager to study overseas in the past decade, according to a report released on Wednesday.

UMMID (2024-05-16). CBSE 10th Result 2024 declared, Pass Percentage tops 93.60%. ummid.com The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared today i.e. Monday May 13, 2024 Class 10 (Class Xth) exam results on its official website cbseresults.nic.in.

Editor (2024-05-16). Conga against Homophobia and Transphobia in Cuba defends peace in Palestine. mronline.org Representatives of Cuban LGBTI activism and friends from other countries joined the parade calling for "All rights for all people", organized by the National Center for Sex Education (Cenesex) as part of the Cuban Days against Homophobia and Transphobia, May 3-18.

UMMID (2024-05-16). OFSS Inter [Class 11] Admission 2024: Registration re-starts for CBSE, ICSE students. ummid.com The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has re-opened the link to receive Online Application forms for Class 11 (Intermediate) Admission 2024 through Online Facilitation System For Students (OFSS) website (www.ofssbihar.info) from CBSE and ICSE students.

Yorgos Mitralias (2024-05-16). The student movement for Palestine is now spreading everywhere, inspiring resistance to the barbarism of our times… cadtm.org

newarab (2024-05-16). Amsterdam pro-Palestine protests: Dutch students speak out. newarab.com As hundreds of students from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in the Netherlands On Monday 6 May, a group of protesters

newarab (2024-05-16). Amsterdam pro-Palestine protests: Dutch students speak out. newarab.com launch camps in support of Gaza, attention is drawn to the young individuals defying the odds to express solidarity. | On Monday 6 May, a group of protesters The current roster includes the UvA,

presstv.ir (2024-05-16). Students set up tent camp at Turin university in support of Palestinians. presstv.ir Dozens of pro-Palestinian students set up an encampment at Turin Polytechnic University to protest Israel's war in Gaza.

presstv.ir (2024-05-16). Duke University commencement speech prompts walkout over speaker's Israel support. presstv.ir Dozens of students leave Duke University's commencement ceremony over speaker's support for Israel.

presstv.ir (2024-05-16). Students at American University in Cairo protest in support of Gaza. presstv.ir Dozens of students at the American University in Cairo rallied inside the campus in support of Gaza.

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