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Understanding Israel's Latest Attack on Gaza — And Who Benefits
Phyllis Bennis | juancole.com | 2021-05-16
( Foreign Policy in Focus) — "Both sides need to de-escalate." "No one benefits from this. " You'll hear a lot of statements like that from pundits, elected officials, government spokespeople, and mainstream media anytime there's violence in Israel-Palestine. In the last few days, Israeli war planes, armed drones, and artillery mounted on tanks have …
73 years after 'al-Nakba' in Palestine
Richard Becker | liberationnews.org | 2021-05-15
May 15 marks the 60th anniversary of what is billed in the U.S. and Israeli mainstream media as Israel's "independence," and what the Palestinian and Arab peoples as a whole know as al-Nakba–the Catastrophe.
[Correspondence] Vaccine scarcity in LMICs is a failure of global solidarity and multilateral instruments
Irene Torres, Daniel Lopez-Cevallos, Osvaldo Artaza, Barbara Profeta, JaHyun Kang, Cristiani Vieira Machado | thelancet.com | 2021-05-15
To address COVID-19 vaccine scarcity, Ivan Sisa and colleagues1 justify placebo-controlled trials in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), arguing that these countries have "less capacity to negotiate and purchase vaccines than do high-income countries" and that the global shortage can be overcome with more vaccine producers coming from such trials. We are concerned that this reasoning sets the wrong precedent because approving such a trial should show that evidence can only be reached with this design.
Corporate Media Oppose Afghan Control Of Afghanistan
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-15
When President Joe Biden announced the "withdrawal" of US troops from Afghanistan after almost 20 years of occupying the country in violation of international law, corporate media not only misled their audiences on what the US is actually planning to do in Afghanistan, but also somehow made it seem as if withdrawing from the longest overseas war in US history would be premature (FAIR.org, 9/11/19). | Establishment reporting over the future of Afghanistan after Biden's announcement also demonstrated the imperialist mindset of corporate journalists, who presented Afghans controlling their own country as an unaccept…
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