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Will Philippines’ proposed TikTok ban address concerns over China or curb free speech?
Source: News - South China Morning Post
Raissa Robles
Publish date: Friday, May 24th, 2024
The proposed law will empower the president to ban apps that could be used by “foreign adversaries” to threaten national security.
Russia says Islamic State behind deadly Moscow concert hall attack, Ukraine ‘directly involved’
Source: News - South China Morning Post
Agencies
Publish date: Friday, May 24th, 2024
Russia on Friday said for the first time that Islamic State coordinated the March concert hall attack in Moscow, the country’s deadliest terror attack in two decades.
Russian KOL, 31, dies after 38 days in coma, Chinese husband says she took painkillers for alcohol-induced headache
Source: News - South China Morning Post
Alice Yan
Publish date: Friday, May 24th, 2024
A Russian woman who married a Chinese man and became famous on mainland social media is being mourned after she died as a result of taking painkillers to treat an alcohol-induced headache.
“I Don’t Think You Could Have A Resistance Movement Without Poetry”: A Chat with Yaffa As
Source: The Final Straw
Publish date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
An interview with Palestinian poet, author and publisher Yaffa As on mutual aid, poetry and supporting queer and trans Palestinians escaping Israeli genocide
Donald Trump says Vladimir Putin will free jailed US reporter Evan Gershkovich for him
Source: News - South China Morning Post
Reuters
Publish date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
The Republican presidential candidate said the journalist would be freed soon after the November election, though the Kremlin denied having contact with Trump.
‘There’s a Uniquely American Way of Running Politics With Private Donors’CounterSpin interview with Ian Vandewalker on small donors
Source: FAIR: FAIRNESS & ACCURACY IN REPORTING
Publish date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
"Even though the amount of small money in the system has dramatically increased, the money from the biggest donors...has increased even faster."
TikTok curbs state-backed media amid foreign influence concerns
Source: News - South China Morning Post
Agence France-Presse
Publish date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
The move comes as the Chinese owned short video app faces a US divest-or-ban ultimatum over concerns it could be used to influence Americans.
Irish Lawmaker: Recognizing Palestine as a State Is Essential Step Toward Peace
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
Catherine Connolly connects the Palestinian national struggle with Ireland’s own fight for recognition a century ago.
Conservative SCOTUS Justices Give “Okay” to Racial Gerrymander In South Carolina
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
Pundits noted the "disastrous" decision "gives politicians the greenlight to racially gerrymander" elsewhere in the U.S.
Faculty Voted to Let 13 Pro-Palestine Seniors Graduate. Harvard Overruled Them.
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
Pro-Palestine students say the decision violates the terms of a deal they had reached with the administration.
Assange Won a Victory, but the Fight Isn’t Over
Source: The Real News
Publish date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
Protesters hold placards in support of Julian Assange during a demonstration outside the High Court ahead of Assange's extradition decision. Photo by Vuk Valcic/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
The imprisoned journalist received a rare legal win when the UK High Court ruled he can appeal his extradition to the US. Yet the fight for Assange’s freedom—and the future of global press freedom—is far from over.
Lawmakers Refer Fossil Fuel Industry Climate Deception Investigation to the DOJ
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
Lawmakers have been calling for a Justice Department probe into Big Oil for nearly a decade.
Ahead of ICJ Ruling, Israeli Official Says “No Power on Earth” Will Stop War
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
Nearly a million Palestinians have been displaced from Rafah over the past two weeks.
The Pentagon Continues to Exonerate Itself of Harming Noncombatants
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
It has set aside just 0.00035 percent of its $849.8 billion projected budget to pay for civilian casualty claims.
Trump Campaign Launched Relentless Attacks Against Some of Its Own Workers
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
The private fights have been waged from a seemingly bottomless trove of campaign money against women with few resources.
Dockworkers Push Union Resolution to Block Shipment of Israeli Military Cargo
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
A local International Longshore and Warehouse Union effort builds on decades of support for Palestinian liberation.
Israel to Punish West Bank After 3 More Countries Recognize Palestinian State
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
Israel’s finance minister would build three illegal settlements for every nation that recognizes a Palestinian state.
Reporting on Influence of Pro-Israel Funders Is Not Antisemitic
Source: FAIR: FAIRNESS & ACCURACY IN REPORTING
Publish date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
Establishment attacks on outlets that expose corruption are evidence of good journalism. In this case, they are meant to shut down dissent against the ethnic cleansing of Gaza.
SCOTUS Justice Samuel Alito Caught Up in Second Flag Controversy
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
Several critics say the partisan flags in front of Alito's home should result in his recusal from key cases.
Palestine Solidarity Encampments Are a Rehearsal for Liberatory Self-Governance
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
“The movement is not going away,” says author and University of Chicago faculty member Eman Abdelhadi.
Ukraine war: Putin issues decree outlining Russian response to possible seizure of its assets by US
Source: News - South China Morning Post
Reuters
Publish date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
Russia will identify US property, including securities, that could be used as compensation for losses sustained as a result of any seizure of frozen Russian assets in the United States.
Number of Hongkongers applying for BN(O) visas more than doubles in first quarter against year ago; rise comes as city passes Article 23 law
Source: News - South China Morning Post
William Yiu
Publish date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
UK government receives 29,571 out-of-country British National (Overseas) visa applications between January and March, 150.6 per cent increase over same period in 2023.
South China Sea: Philippines warns China against arrest of its fishermen under Beijing’s ‘trespassing’ law
Source: News - South China Morning Post
Jeoffrey Maitem
Publish date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
The Philippines says it has contingency plans to counter China’s actions including filing a diplomatic protest against Beijing.
Hong Kong innovation chief in EU to strengthen bilateral relations, cooperation
Source: News - South China Morning Post
Willa Wu
Publish date: Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
Secretary for Innovation Sun Dong says this is the first time in recent years a principal Hong Kong official has met with senior EU leaders.
Biden’s Response to Israel’s ICC Prosecution Is an Attack on International Law
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024
This marks the first time in US history that a sitting president has openly sided with suspected war criminals.
‘The Best We Can Hope for Is To Nip Disinformation Rumors in the Bud’: CounterSpin interview with Steven Rosenfeld on election transparency
Source: FAIR: FAIRNESS & ACCURACY IN REPORTING
Publish date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024
"The goal, really, was not to prove that Trump won, but it was to get on the news week after week and month after month...and just plant those seeds of doubt."
Baltimore’s billion-dollar disaster through the eyes of a longshoreman
Source: The Real News
Publish date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024
The collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge stole the lives of precious workers and dealt yet another economic bodyblow to Baltimore—a city that depends on its now unusable port.
Israel Returns Associated Press’s Equipment Following Outcry Over Confiscation
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024
Israel’s seizure of the camera is “part of a pattern of aggression against journalism,” said one free press advocate.
Cops Raid University of Michigan Camp Before Its President Testifies in Congress
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024
At least four people were arrested Tuesday, while two others were hospitalized after being pepper-sprayed by police.
New Bill Would Extend US Military Benefits to Americans Serving in the IDF
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024
The amendments proposed by HR 8445 further incentivize US citizens to become active participants in the Gaza genocide.
Trump Asks Supporters If He Should Be 3-Term President
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024
Trump has floated the idea of serving three terms several times over the past few years.
WA Students Say Gaza Encampment Has Been Most Valuable Part of Their Education
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024
A solidarity encampment in Washington State is continuing to press Western Washington University to divest from Israel.
SNAP Benefits Didn’t Cover Cost of a Meal in 98 Percent of US Counties in 2023
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024
With the Farm Bill up for reauthorization, any cuts to SNAP would devastate families struggling with food insecurity.
Louisiana Moves to Classify Abortion Pills as “Controlled Dangerous Substances”
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024
A person found with the pills without a prescription could be convicted of a felony, facing up to 10 years in prison.
Reducing Fight Against Fascism to Electoral Questions Overlooks Larger Crisis
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024
Republicans are the vanguard of fascism’s rise, but Democrats also play an active role in legitimizing fascist norms.
British defence minister says China plans to provide Russia with ‘lethal aid’ for Ukraine war
Source: News - South China Morning Post
Finbarr Bermingham
Publish date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024
Defence chief Grant Shapps tells military conference US and British intelligence have proof ‘Russia and China are collaborating on combat equipment for use in Ukraine’.
Trump Indicates He Would Allow States to Rule on Birth Control Regulations
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024
During Trump’s tenure as president, his administration sought to limit some access to birth control programs.
Drone, firework shows set to help Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races go with a bang
Source: News - South China Morning Post
Ambrose Li
Publish date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024
Competition will take place on June 15 and 16 in Tsim Sha Tsui East with over 170 teams joining
Anti-Mask Laws Target Gaza Protests, But They Threaten All Progressive Movements
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
Several states are considering expanding bans on public masking as a means to repress protest.
Israel Displaced Nearly 1 Million Palestinians in Past 2 Weeks, UN Report Shows
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
The latest report from the U.N. comes even as President Biden continues to deny that a genocide is occurring in Gaza.
Can sports survive climate change?
Source: The Real News
Publish date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
A Senegalese sand wrestler is seen during the training for their approaching competitions on the sandy beaches in Dakar, Senegal on August 28, 2023. Photo by Annika Hammerschlag/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Rising global temperatures should force us to reconsider everything about how we do sports—from the number of breaks to whether mega-events like the Olympics are really worth it.
Despite Historic Levels of Inequality, Yellen Opposes Global Billionaires Tax
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
The treasury secretary will not back a plan at the upcoming G7 to set a minimum rate for the planet's ultrawealthy.
Will Involuntary Homelessness Become a Crime?
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
An upcoming Supreme Court decision could dramatically criminalize poverty and homelessness nationwide.
Russia starts tactical nuclear drills near Ukraine, citing Western ‘threats’
Source: News - South China Morning Post
Agence France-Presse
Publish date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
The exercises are taking place in Russia’s Southern Military District, which borders and includes parts of Ukraine that Moscow claims to have annexed.
First Jewish Biden Appointee to Publicly Resign Is “So Angry at the President”
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
"He is using my community as justification for the slaughter," says Lily Greenberg Call, who resigned on May 15.
Biden Criticizes ICC Warrant Request Against Israel Despite Evidence of Genocide
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
Several international figures have described Israel's disproportionate and indiscriminate war on Gaza as genocide.
Over 200,000 Nevadans Sign Onto Proposed Abortion Rights Ballot Measure
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
Reproductive rights defenders seek to put an amendment to the state constitution on the November ballot.
University of California Student Workers Strike Against Repression on Campus
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
Over 48,000 workers at the Santa Cruz campus are taking labor action in defense of Palestine and the right to protest.
Biden’s Marijuana Policies Help Business But Not the Victims of the War on Drugs
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
Rescheduling will provide tax benefits for weed companies, but it won't help those who have suffered criminalization.
Anti-LGBTQ Censorship Is Endangering Trans People Behind Bars
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
“Trans Bodies, Trans Selves,” a basic trans health resource, is explicitly banned from prisons in eight states.
Alabama Mercedes workers lose first union election, vow to fight on
Source: The Real News
Publish date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
A manager wearing a T-shirt supporting the new CEO waited in the plant cafeteria for results from the vote count. The company's winning move was to fire its U.S. CEO and replace him with a vice president who promised to care about the “team members.” Photo: Luis Feliz Leon
A no-holds-barred campaign by Mercedes management convinced a majority of workers at its Alabama factory complex to vote against forming a union.
Hong Kong to host over 100 mega events in second half of year, including many ‘value for money’ attractions
Source: News - South China Morning Post
Edith Lin,Cannix Yau
Publish date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
Deputy financial secretary says events expected to attract 1.7 million travellers, generate spending of HK$7.2 billion and add HK$4.3 billion to the local economy.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin to meet again in July to build on Beijing visit: Lavrov
Source: News - South China Morning Post
Laura Zhou
Publish date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2024
Beijing and Moscow should ‘maintain security and stability in the common Chinese-Russian neighbourhood’, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says
US says it was ‘unable’ to provide Iran help after helicopter crash that killed President Raisi
Source: News - South China Morning Post
Reuters
Publish date: Monday, May 20th, 2024
Rare request from Iran, which views the US and Israel as its main adversaries, was disclosed by the State Department on Monday. Raisi’s funeral procession will be held in Tehran on Wednesday, an official said.
US-Backed Philippine Government Committed War Crimes, People’s Tribunal Finds
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Monday, May 20th, 2024
The Philippine government carried out atrocities against Filipinos with direction, arms and training from the US.
Medicaid Unwinding Threatens Native Communities’ Already Tenuous Access to Care
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Monday, May 20th, 2024
Three in ten Native American and Alaska Native people younger than 65 rely on Medicaid.
Leonard Peltier and the long fight for Indigenous liberation
Source: The Real News
Publish date: Monday, May 20th, 2024
Members of the American Indian Movement and local Oglala Sioux stand guard outside the Sacred Heart Catholic Church after taking control of the town and eleven hostages during a 71 day standoff with the FBI and US Marshals.
Historian Ward Churchill frames Leonard Peltier's imprisonment and fight for release in the context of the American Indian Movement and US settler colonialism.
What’s Next for Iran After President, Foreign Minister Die in Helicopter Crash?
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Monday, May 20th, 2024
Analyst Trita Parsi discusses the impact of the officials’ deaths on the future of Iran’s policies.
UK High Court Rules Julian Assange Can Appeal US Extradition
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Monday, May 20th, 2024
"If the Biden administration cares about press freedom, it must drop the Assange case,” said a press freedom advocate.
From Strikes to Encampments, Faculty Join Campus Movement for a Free Palestine
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Monday, May 20th, 2024
Academic workers are stepping up to support students in the face of crackdowns by university administrations.
Ballot Measures May Restore Access to Abortion — But Will Clinics Survive?
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Monday, May 20th, 2024
Election results could come too late for clinics that have scaled back or even shut down while bans were in effect.
ICC Prosecutor Formally Applies for Arrest Warrants for Israeli, Hamas Leaders
Source: TruthOut
Publish date: Monday, May 20th, 2024
A panel of ICC judges will determine whether to issue the warrants, which charge war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Strengthening our movement in times of crisis: a historic task of the Palestinian liberation movement
Source: The Real News
Publish date: Monday, May 20th, 2024
A pro-Palestine demonstrator waves a Palestinian flag in the air as demonstrators gather at Freedom Plaza for a rally on January 13, 2024 in Washington, DC. Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images
The Palestinian struggle is at a critical juncture. We must come together to breathe conviction and clarity into our movement. Join us May 24–27 for The People’s Conference for Palestine!