2024-05-22: News Headlines

William Camacaro, Alliance for Global Justice. (2024-05-22). Interview With José Pimentel, Peasant Leader And Land Defender. popularresistance.org We had the opportunity to meet with an iconic leader of the Venezuelan campesino movement in the city of San Carlos, Cojedes, Venezuela. José Pimentel is a well-known defender of land rights. For this reason Pimentel has been the target of at least three assassination attempts by large landowners. | While there is no consensus on the true number, it said that hundreds of peasants in Venezuela have been assassinated for defending their legally sanctified rights to the land they work. Some estimate that more than 500 peasants have been murdered for their compliance with the land law, while not a single person behin…

Veterans for Peace, Popular Resistance. (2024-05-22). 75-Year-Old Former Paratrooper Walks The Walk Against War. popularresistance.org Fifty-four years ago, Windsor Wade marched off to war. Today he is walking for peace. | The 75-year-old former paratrooper is on PeaceWalk 2024, organized by Veterans For Peace, winding its way for 700 miles from Maine to Washington, D.C. | Wade served in Vietnam in 1970-71 with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, Binh Dinh province, Landing Zone English, in one of the infantry's most dangerous jobs — a Radio Telephone Operator — for the company commander. His decorations include the Combat Infantry Badge, Parachutist Wings, and Air Medal from the government of South Vietnam. | The retired Rochester City Scho…

WSWS (2024-05-22). University of Michigan police violently clear anti-genocide encampment. wsws.org Four students were arrested and several more injured after riot police assaulted the peaceful encampment early Tuesday morning. The police attack came less than two weeks after the lecturers' union forced through a poverty contract that doubled as a political betrayal of the students and workers, who have protested for months against the Gaza genocide.

bwitanek (2024-05-22). Drew University Silencing Student Protest Against Genocide. fightbackbetter.com On April 26, 2024, Students for Justice in Palestine hosted an event at Drew University that faced significant repression from the administration. Despite our efforts to create a transparent and peaceful rally, we were met with heavy restrictions and constant surveillance. | No Marches. No Chants. | For a campus that claims to champion free speech, We call o…

Bharat Dogra (2024-05-22). Peace and Justice-Based Solutions for Israel-Palestine Conflict. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2024-05-22). "Brutal Force": Police Raid UMich Gaza Solidarity Camp Before President Ono Testifies in Congress. democracynow.org We speak with Palestinian American University of Michigan student Salma Hamamy, who was pepper-sprayed and beaten at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor when the Gaza solidarity encampment there became the latest to be violently dismantled Tuesday morning in the nationwide crackdown on student-led protests in solidarity with Palestine. Student protesters set up the encampment about a month ago to demand the University of Michigan's endowment divest from companies with ties to Israel, but school President Santa Ono claimed the peaceful action had become a threat to public safety. Dozens of officers raide…

Ana Perdigón (2024-05-22). Venezuela Condemns Coup Attempt in Democratic Republic of the Congo. orinocotribune.com Venezuela condemned the attempted coup d'état carried out in the early hours of Sunday, May 19, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. | Foreign Minister Yván Gil published a statement in which Venezuela condemned any change of power through violent and unconstitutional means that threatens the sovereignty and self-determination of the people. | Likewise, he specified that this violence events only seeks to violate the political and social stability of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. | "The Bolivarian Government of Venezuela, in accordance with the principles of international law and in the exercise of Bo…

Friends of Gayle McLaughlin, RCF, FPM (2024-05-22). Friday 5/24: Richmond Banner Drop for Palestine and Peace Vigil. indybay.org RICHMOND I-80 PEDESTRIAN OVERPASS at | Sacramento Ave between San Joaquin St and San Luis St…

Roger Harris (2024-05-22). The Biggest Obstacle to Free and Fair Elections in Venezuela is the US. counterpunch.org For all the hullabaloo about "free and fair elections" in Venezuela by the US government, its sycophantic corporate press deliberately ignores the elephant in the room — namely, the so-called sanctions designed to make life so miserable that the people will acquiesce to Washington's plan for regime change. As Foreign Policy puts it, "Venezuelan President

Oraily Madruga Rios (2024-05-22). Venezuela and China sign paramount cooperation agreement. plenglish.com Caracas, May 22 (Prensa Latina) The Governments of Venezuela and China signed on Wednesday in this city a paramount cooperation agreement that deepens the strategic alliance partnership between the two countries.

Pressenza IPA (2024-05-22). New audiovisual tributes to the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. pressenza.com A pleasant and significant surprise awaits travellers arriving at Brasilia International Airport. In the arrivals area, they will have the pleasure of visiting the exhibition "Mandla: Global Icon of Reconciliation". | Organised by the Brazil Africa Institute in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the exhibition is a profound tribute to the legacy of Nelson Mandela, a leading figure in the global struggle for justice, equality and peace. Through a collection of 50 photographic panels, visitors will embark on an evocative journey through the extraordinary life of this revolutionary leader."We are hono…

Redacción España (2024-05-22). The 2nd Mediterranean Forum for Peace and Nonviolence: The power of the human being. pressenza.com Active nonviolence, as a philosophy and practice, seeks to transform conflicts without resorting to violence, promoting dialogue, empathy and mutual understanding. | The 2nd Mediterranean Forum for Peace and Nonviolence, to be held in Malaga on 22 and 23 June 2024, represents a unique opportunity for individuals, organisations and movements committed to building a more just and non-violent society. This event is a continuation of the commitment initiated at the Mediterranean Nuclear Disarmament Forum in 2008 and is presented as a space for exchange and proposals focused on the methodology of active nonviolence.

Nelsy Lizarazo (2024-05-22). Colombia: New round of talks between government and National Liberation Army (ELN), in Caracas. pressenza.com The two sides have begun a new round of talks in Caracas on 20 May 2024, with the commitment to sign an agreement amid the recent tensions, after the subversive group announced that it had ended its suspension of economic kidnappings. | The parties have formally resumed negotiations in Venezuela, the guarantor of the process. They are thus giving continuity to the agreements reached on 22 April. The aim is to sign an agreement on the first point on the agenda: the participation of society in building peace. The dialogue will continue until 25 May, although the topics to be discussed and the exact date for the sig…

teleSUR (2024-05-22). Tourism to Venezuela Grew by 220 Percent. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Tourism Minister Ali Padron announced that the number of international visits to Venezuela increased by 220 percent in the first four months of 2024 compared to 2023. | RELATED: | This growth is the result of greater air and land connectivity with neighboring countries such as Colombia and Brazil, as well as the arrival of visitors from Europe, Russia, and Poland. | Venezuela received about 1.6 m…

WSWS (2024-05-22). Pro-independence president inaugurated in Taiwan. wsws.org Lai Ching-te's support for US imperialism exposes his phony concerns about "democracy" and "peace" in the Indo-Pacific and around the globe.

ecns.cn (2024-05-22). China commits to strengthening ties with Iran. ecns.cn No matter how the situation changes, China will strengthen strategic cooperation with Iran, safeguard the common interests of both sides and continue to make efforts for regional and world peace, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday.

Peter Isackson (2024-05-22). Dr. Brzezinski's Stunning Revelation about the Peace Process. fairobserver.com On December 30, 2008, MSNBC's popular program Morning Joe invited seasoned geopolitical thinker Zbigniew Brzezinski for an interview. This made sense. After eight years of "war president" George W Bush, the world wondered how a new Democratic administration led by the "peace candidate" Barack Obama might handle some of the literally burning global issues. As…

Wang Huiyao (2024-05-22). Stakes have never been higher for US-China cooperation to get into gear. scmp.com Recent high-level talks between China and the US on climate change and ongoing wars highlight the potential for successful collaboration. The current moment calls for even more bilateral coordination on the environment, peacekeeping, AI governance and reforming multilateral institutions.

Hugo GABBERO (2024-05-22). Turkey: Galatasaray Square must be open to Saturday Mothers/People. fidh.org International human rights organisations, including FIDH and OMCT within the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, stand in solidarity with the Saturday Mothers/People. Since May 1995, they have been protesting for truth and justice for their forcibly disappeared loved ones. As they approach their 1,000th weekly vigil on May 25, 2024, the Saturday Mothers/People are Türkiye's longest-standing peaceful protest. Despite facing severe repression, the group (…) | – |

Editor (2024-05-22). Overcoming our Sisyphus fate. mronline.org As the great W. E. B. Dubois had long ago noted, "the government of the United States and the forces in control of government regard peace as dangerous."

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2024-05-22). Llegada de turistas crece un 220 % en Venezuela. telesurtv.net El ministro de Turismo de Venezuela destacó que el crecimiento es el resultado de una mayor la conectividad aérea y terrestre con varias naciones.

teleSUR, DRL (2024-05-22). Confirman soborno de 3.2 mdd a opositora María Corina Machado. telesurtv.net Estados Unidos buscaba promover un presunto liderazgo de María Corina Machado entre la opinión pública de cara a los comicios de este 2024.

newarab (2024-05-22). Ireland, Spain, and Norway to recognise Palestinian state. newarab.com Spain's Prime Minister said the decision was based on peace, justice and democracy and was essential for the peace process. | Ireland's Prime Minister highlighted the "appalling" condition…

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2024-05-21: News Headlines

Isabel Kain, Becker Sharif, Labor Notes. (2024-05-21). How UC Researchers Began Saying No To Military Work. popularresistance.org Our union of 48,000 academic workers has just authorized a strike over the University of California's unfair labor practices in repressing peaceful protest, retaliating against members for protesting, and prohibiting pro-Palestine speech at the worksite. | United Auto Workers Local 4811 announced the results yesterday: with nearly 20,000 members voting, 79 percent voted yes. | Part of the groundwork behind this vote and informing the potential strike is the organizing we have done over the past several months in our science departments—as researchers who are no longer willing to support genocide with our la…

Roger D. Harris, Popular Resistance. (2024-05-21). Biggest Obstacle To Free And Fair Elections In Venezuela Is The US. popularresistance.org For all the hullabaloo about "free and fair elections" in Venezuela by the US government, its sycophantic corporate press deliberately ignores the elephant in the room — namely, the so-called sanctions designed to make life so miserable that the people will acquiesce to Washington's plan for regime change. | As Foreign Policy puts it, "Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro values his political survival above his country's economic well-being." Translated from Washington-speak, the US government is blackmailing the Venezuelan electorate with, in the words of Foreign Policy, "the looming threat," of continuing…

Abba A. Solomon, Norman Solomon (2024-05-21). The Dead End of Liberal American Zionism. indybay.org "Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace" is an oxymoron…

Misión Verdad (2024-05-21). 'The Transition:' Smokescreen for Post-Election Violence. orinocotribune.com By Misión Verdad — May 20, 2024 | In recent months, the Venezuelan opposition has been spreading the idea that a political transition is approaching. This would mean that after the presidential elections on July 28, the scenario would be determined by the handover of power by President Nicolás Maduro. | The word "transition" is already a catchphrase or mantra in the opposition's discourse. There is even talk of a

San José Peace & Justice Center (2024-05-21). Wednesday 5/29: From the frontlines: Report from the Occupied West Bank. indybay.org San José Peace and Justice Center | 48 South 7th Street | San José, CA 95112…

Karina Lagdameo-Santillan (2024-05-21). Peace Will Come. What Can Peoples Do to Avoid a World War? pressenza.com May 19, 2024. I joined over 90 people coming from different parts of the world who got together for a dialogue, an interchange, on a dire prospect facing humanity- the threat that another world war, a third world war might be looming ahead. It was the first in a series being organized by the World Humanist Forum to look at an alarming development that keeps on growing larger. | With all the armed conflicts and wars dangerously escalating in different parts of the world today… | With the power elites not doing much to end the danger, the violence and the misery unleashed by the wars and military conflicts growin…

David Swanson (2024-05-21). Video: David Swanson and David Hartsough Talk War and Peace with Harvey Wasserman. worldbeyondwar.org By | Lots of people joined in and asked questions. Enjoy.

NEOB (2024-05-21). President Ramaphosa, EU Council President hold bilateral call. sanews.gov.za President Ramaphosa, EU Council President hold bilateral call | President Cyril Ramaphosa has held a bilateral telephone conversation with the President of the European Council, Charles Michel. | According to a statement by the Presidency, the conversation was a positive and constructive discussion on bilateral, regional, and global issues. | The statement said the two leaders also discussed the need for more engagement to address global peace and reaffirmed shared respect for international law. | "They both welcomed the recent bilateral South Africa-European Union Political and Security Dialogue Forum, and the H…

ecns.cn (2024-05-21). One-China principle anchor for peace and stability in Taiwan Strait: FM. ecns.cn The one-China principle is the solid anchor for peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, and also the political foundation and prerequisite for China to develop relations with other countries, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday.

ecns.cn (2024-05-21). China to send peacekeeping officers to South Sudan. ecns.cn A total of 12 Chinese peacekeeping police officers will fly to South Sudan to carry out peacekeeping missions in the early hours of May 22, as announced by the Ministry of Public Security on Monday.

UMMID (2024-05-21). Peace loving people across the world are pro-Palestinian. ummid.com Any decent, informed, and intelligent person, irrespective of one's faith and ethnolinguistic background, anywhere in the world must be pro-Palestinian.

APR editor (2024-05-21). Liberation for New Caledonia's Kanak people 'must come', says educator. asiapacificreport.nz RNZ Pacific A New Zealand author, journalist and media educator who has covered the Asia-Pacific region since the 1970s says liberation "must come" for Kanaky/New Caledonia. Professor David Robie sailed on board Greenpeace's flagship Rainbow Warrior until it was bombed by French secret agents in New Zealand in July 1985 and wrote the book Eyes…

ecns.cn (2024-05-21). Insights | Tariff hikes on Chinese imports a result of colonial thinking: IR scholar. ecns.cn The U.S. tariff hikes are designed to contain competitive new energy industries in China and to balance the U.S. trade deficit through protective measures, said Linjie Chou Zanadu, a senior research fellow at the European Center for Peace and Development, in an exclusive interview with China News Network.

ecns.cn (2024-05-20). China to send peacekeeping officers to South Sudan. ecns.cn A total of 12 Chinese peacekeeping police officers will fly to South Sudan to carry out peacekeeping missions in the early hours of May 22, as announced by the Ministry of Public Security on Monday.

ecns.cn (2024-05-20). One-China principle anchor for peace and stability in Taiwan Strait: FM. ecns.cn The one-China principle is the solid anchor for peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, and also the political foundation and prerequisite for China to develop relations with other countries, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday.

teleSUR, MER (2024-05-21). Presidente de Venezuela afirma que el 28J se enviará un poderoso mensaje al mundo. telesurtv.net El jefe de Estado aseguró que Venezuela va a lo grande, con su propios métodos, y que no van a poder detenerlos.

teleSUR, MER (2024-05-21). Presidente Maduro: El 28J se enviará un poderoso mensaje al mundo. telesurtv.net El jefe de Estado aseguró que Venezuela va a lo grande, con su propios métodos, y que no van a poder detenerlos.

teleSUR, MS (2024-05-21). Venezuela reafirma su apego al principio de "Una Sola China" telesurtv.net Mediante un comunicado, difundido por el canciller Yván Gil, Venezuela condenó "cualquier amenaza del imperialismo hegemónico y rechaza categóricamente cualquier intervención de un país bajo cualquier pretexto, el cual pueda socavar la paz y la estabilidad regional".

María Candela (2024-05-21). Condecoran a Embajador cubano en Venezuela y rinden tributo a Martí en la nación hermana (+Fotos y Audio). radiohc.cu En el aniversario 129 del paso a la inmortalidad del Héroe Nacional cubano, el Concejo del municipio Libertador de Caracas, otorgó la Orden "José Martí, Apóstol de la Independencia de Cuba" al Embajador de Cuba en Venezuela, Dagoberto Rodríguez y a la combatiente María León, como parte del homenaje al Héroe Nacional en tierra bolivariana.

newarab (2024-05-21). Ireland concerned for justice in peacekeeper's death in Lebanon. newarab.com Ireland's top diplomat in a visit to Lebanon on Monday expressed his concern over the slow progress in criminal proceedings against several Micheál Martin, Irish foreign and defence minister, said he was "very, very concerned" about the

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