2021-05-09: News Headlines

Zack Linly (2021-05-09). Oklahoma Governor Signs Anti-Critical Race Theory Bill Into Law, Activists Call for His Removal From Tulsa Race Massacre Commission. theroot.com During Black History Month, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt tweeted, "We can never forget the tragedy that happened 100 years ago," in reference to the

_____ (2021-05-09). Toward An Abolitionist Approach To Anti-Asian Violence. popularresistance.org Atrocities targeting people and bodies we identify as our own tend to incite powerful feelings of exception. A shared sense of singular vulnerability and violation circulates virally, and the epidemiology of toxic intimacy with violence is simultaneously social and personal. The sheer quantity of casualties matters less than the bare fact of unexpected cruelty. Singularity and exception yield to righteous outrage, communal mobilization, and militant demand on surrounding authorities. Something must be done now. A famous few may issue bounties for individual culprits, with no regard for the collateral consequences…

Lucía Eugenia Córdova (2021-05-08). Venezuela's Delcy Rodriguez Provides More Details About Bot Campaign (ICC). orinocotribune.com A big data investigation carried out by independent experts determined that local and international right-wing elements used social media networks to carry out a campaign of media denigration and defamation against Venezuela on the issue of human rights, with the result that the South American nation is now the subject of an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC). "They want to classify [them as] international crimes without them having been committed," said the Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, in a press conference broadcast this Friday, May 7 by state-owned Venezolana de…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-08). Massive Fire Broke Out Near Key Iranian Nuclear Reactor, Major Oil Export Port (Video). southfront.org Screen grab from one of the fire videos. | Late on May 7, a massive fire broke out in the Iranian city of Bushehr, where a nuclear plant, an oil port and a military naval base are located. | Residents of Bushehr were quick to upload footage of the fire, which spread near the entrance of the city's main port, to social media | According to the Fars News Agency, fifteen firefighters, six trucks and a tanker were mobilized to face the massive fire, which was put down within two hours. No human losses were reported. | T…

The Lancet (2021-05-08). [Editorial] India's COVID-19 emergency. thelancet.com The scenes of suffering in India are hard to comprehend. As of May 4, more than 20 ∑2 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported, with a rolling average of 378‚Äà000 cases a day, together with more than 222‚Äà000 deaths, which experts believe are likely to be substantial underestimates. Hospitals are overwhelmed, and health workers are exhausted and becoming infected. Social media is full of desperate people (doctors and the public) seeking medical oxygen, hospital beds, and other necessities. Yet before the second wave of cases of COVID-19 began to mount in early March, I…

_____ (2021-05-08). How Biden Funded Colombia's Deadly Police Regime. popularresistance.org In the last week, Colombia has exploded in nationwide protests and work stoppages against the government of President Ivan Duque. With over 19 people killed by state forces in the last week, and with image after image of brutal police repression going viral across the world, the protests have sparked international outrage and concerns about human rights abuses. Joining this chorus of voices is a growing number of organizations and politicians urging Joe Biden's government to take direct action to curb police violence in Colombia and stop its continued funding of the country's brutal riot cops, commonly referred t…

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2021-05-09: Social Media Postees

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Anti-Critical Race Theory Bill Into Law, Activists Call for His Removal From Tulsa Race Massacre Commission
Zack Linly | theroot.com | 2021-05-09
During Black History Month, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt tweeted, "We can never forget the tragedy that happened 100 years ago," in reference to the 1921 race massacre in Tulsa, Okla. Read…
theroot.com/oklahoma-governor-signs-anti-critical-race-theory-bill-1846855977

Toward An Abolitionist Approach To Anti-Asian Violence
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-09
Atrocities targeting people and bodies we identify as our own tend to incite powerful feelings of exception. A shared sense of singular vulnerability and violation circulates virally, and the epidemiology of toxic intimacy with violence is simultaneously social and personal. The sheer quantity of casualties matters less than the bare fact of unexpected cruelty. Singularity and exception yield to righteous outrage, communal mobilization, and militant demand on surrounding authorities. Something must be done now. A famous few may issue bounties for individual culprits, with no regard for the collateral consequences…
popularresistance.org/toward-an-abolitionist-approach-to-anti-asian-violence/

[Editorial] India's COVID-19 emergency
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2021-05-08
The scenes of suffering in India are hard to comprehend. As of May 4, more than 20 ∑2 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported, with a rolling average of 378‚Äà000 cases a day, together with more than 222‚Äà000 deaths, which experts believe are likely to be substantial underestimates. Hospitals are overwhelmed, and health workers are exhausted and becoming infected. Social media is full of desperate people (doctors and the public) seeking medical oxygen, hospital beds, and other necessities. Yet before the second wave of cases of COVID-19 began to mount in early March, I…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01052-7/fulltext?rss=yes

[Editorial] India's COVID-19 emergency
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2021-05-08
The scenes of suffering in India are hard to comprehend. As of May 4, more than 20 ∑2 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported, with a rolling average of 378‚Äà000 cases a day, together with more than 222‚Äà000 deaths, which experts believe are likely to be substantial underestimates. Hospitals are overwhelmed, and health workers are exhausted and becoming infected. Social media is full of desperate people (doctors and the public) seeking medical oxygen, hospital beds, and other necessities. Yet before the second wave of cases of COVID-19 began to mount in early March, I…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01052-7/fulltext?rss=yes

Venezuela's Delcy Rodriguez Provides More Details About Bot Campaign (ICC)
Lucía Eugenia Córdova | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-08
A big data investigation carried out by independent experts determined that local and international right-wing elements used social media networks to carry out a campaign of media denigration and defamation against Venezuela on the issue of human rights, with the result that the South American nation is now the subject of an investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC). "They want to classify [them as] international crimes without them having been committed," said the Executive Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, in a press conference broadcast this Friday, May 7 by state-owned Venezolana de…
orinocotribune.com/venezuelas-delcy-rodriguez-provides-more-details-about-bot-campaign-icc/

Massive Fire Broke Out Near Key Iranian Nuclear Reactor, Major Oil Export Port (Video)
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-05-08
Screen grab from one of the fire videos. | Late on May 7, a massive fire broke out in the Iranian city of Bushehr, where a nuclear plant, an oil port and a military naval base are located. | Residents of Bushehr were quick to upload footage of the fire, which spread near the entrance of the city's main port, to social media | According to the Fars News Agency, fifteen firefighters, six trucks and a tanker were mobilized to face the massive fire, which was put down within two hours. No human losses were reported. | T…
southfront.org/massive-fire-broke-out-near-key-iranian-nuclear-reactor-major-oil-export-port-video/

How Biden Funded Colombia's Deadly Police Regime
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-08
In the last week, Colombia has exploded in nationwide protests and work stoppages against the government of President Ivan Duque. With over 19 people killed by state forces in the last week, and with image after image of brutal police repression going viral across the world, the protests have sparked international outrage and concerns about human rights abuses. Joining this chorus of voices is a growing number of organizations and politicians urging Joe Biden's government to take direct action to curb police violence in Colombia and stop its continued funding of the country's brutal riot cops, commonly referred t…
popularresistance.org/how-biden-funded-colombias-deadly-police-regime/

How Biden Funded Colombia's Deadly Police Regime
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-08
In the last week, Colombia has exploded in nationwide protests and work stoppages against the government of President Ivan Duque. With over 19 people killed by state forces in the last week, and with image after image of brutal police repression going viral across the world, the protests have sparked international outrage and concerns about human rights abuses. Joining this chorus of voices is a growing number of organizations and politicians urging Joe Biden's government to take direct action to curb police violence in Colombia and stop its continued funding of the country's brutal riot cops, commonly referred t…
popularresistance.org/how-biden-funded-colombias-deadly-police-regime/

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