2024-05-23: News Headlines

Kevin Young, Portside. (2024-05-23). The Threat Of Democracy On Campus At The University Of Massachusetts. popularresistance.org Before arriving at UMass Amherst last fall, Chancellor Javier Reyes was already notorious for his cavalier approach to critics. But few foresaw what he did on May 7. | Earlier that day, organizers from a coalition of campus solidarity groups had erected tents on a small section of the lawn by W.E.B. Du Bois Library. Like virtually all the recent encampments in this country, there was no hint of violence from the campers. | It was the latest tactic in a seven-month campaign to end UMass's complicity with the US-Israeli war on Gaza. The organizers had four demands: that UMass disclose its financial ties to weapons…

Ben Norton, Geopolitical Economy. (2024-05-23). Iran's President Raisi Joined BRICS, Pushed For Multipolar World. popularresistance.org Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash on May 19, left behind a legacy of working to build a more multipolar world. | Under Raisi, Iran joined BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Global South-led institutions that he noted could challenge US unilateralism and hegemony. | The late Iranian leader advocated a "Look East" strategy, strengthening relations with China, Russia, and other countries in Asia. | Raisi represented a more nationalist wing of the political class in Tehran, which sees the futility of trying to win Western approval, and instead recognizes that Iran's politica…

Medea Benjamin (2024-05-23). The U.S. Weapons That Are Destroying Gaza. progressive.org Biden's pause on sending arms to Israel must be seen in the context of the destruction those weapons have already caused.

Jared Loper (2024-05-23). The Problem of Policing: A Primer, Part II. indybay.org How slave patrols shaped modern policing and sparked the prison-industrial complex.

Spectator (2024-05-23). Pride and Palestine. indybay.org The 41st Pride Parade in Long Beach was generally a joyous occasion. But naturally, amid the party atmosphere was serious subjects like AIDS prevention/treatment, parents supporting their LGBTQ offspring, Planned Parenthood, and sobriety. There was also sponsorship by local businesses such as Hamburger Mary's as well as corporations including Disneyland, Walmart, Boeing, Gelson's, and major banks. But attention was also drawn by to Palestine (apparently by unaffiliated activists). See video at very bottom of article/pix.

Pranjal Pandey (2024-05-23). Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi Dies in Helicopter Crash, Leaving Behind a Polarizing Legacy. counterpunch.org Ebrahim Raisi, the Iranian President, and the country's foreign minister were tragically found deceased on May 20, 2024, shortly after their helicopter crashed in foggy conditions. In response, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei swiftly appointed a relatively unknown vice president as the interim leader. According to Iran's Constitution, the First Vice President assumes the presidency

Pete Tucker (2024-05-23). How Wine Mogul David Trone Crashed and Burned His Senate Bid. counterpunch.org In the closing weeks of Maryland's Democratic Senate primary, wine mogul David Trone was lighting both his money and campaign on fire. The race came down to which he'd burn through first. As his early lead gave way in the homestretch before the May 14 election, Trone's desperation began to show. In a May 1 interview with

geo.tv (2024-05-23). Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi laid to rest after dying in helicopter crash. geo.tv Hundreds of thousands march in his home town Mashhad to bid farewell to Raisi ahead of his burial…

Ileana Ferrer Fonte (2024-05-23). Iranians paid last respects to President Raisi and his companions (+Photos). plenglish.com Tehran, May 23 (Prensa Latina) A huge crowd attended the funeral procession in Birjand, eastern Iran, on Thursday to pay last respects to President Ebrahim Raisi, who was killed in a helicopter crash on May 19.

WSWS (2024-05-23). Members of Congress demand White House authorize Ukrainian strikes inside Russia. wsws.org On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of members of the House of Representatives called on the White House to formally authorize Ukraine to use US-provided weapons to strike inside Russian territory, a move that Russian officials had previously warned would trigger war between Russia and NATO.

themoscowtimes (2024-05-23). Woman Killed in Drone Strike on Russia's Belgorod Region. themoscowtimes.com Russia's Defense Ministry said air defense systems shot down 35 Ukrainian missiles and three drones over the Belgorod region overnight.

John Wojcik (2024-05-23). Danger of world war grows by the day over Ukraine. peoplesworld.org Almost by the day, the news about the war in Ukraine and the threat of world war grows worse. The latest reports on Thursday suggest that Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other key officials in the Biden administration are pushing to allow the firing of U.S.-supplied weapons into Russian territory by Ukraine. Those reports …

Federico Fuentes (2024-05-23). Ukrainian unionists: Oligarchs, not Europe's poor, should pay for weapons and aid to Ukraine. greenleft.org.au Ukrainian trade unionists in the industrial city of Kryvyi Rih have issued an important appeal for solidarity in the lead up to June 6—9 European Union (EU) elections, reminding Europe's politicians that workers always bear the greatest burden of war, reports Federico Fuentes.

unitedEditor (2024-05-23). What Türkiye should learn from the helicopter crash in Iran. uwidata.com Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, along with other officials, passed away in the helicopter crash in northwestern Iran on 19th May. UWI author, historian and political scientist Mehmet Perinàßek shared his evaluation on the incident in a broader regional and international perspective. Could you give your overall view on the helicopter …

newleftreview (2024-05-23). Oliver Eagleton: Stakeholder Capitalism, Again. newleftreview.org Oliver Eagleton on Will Hutton, This Time No Mistakes. Lessons for the incoming Labour government on humanizing British capitalism, from a proselytizer of Blair's Third Way.

greenleft.org.au (2024-05-23). Student encampment forces Uni of Melbourne to disclose weapons ties. greenleft.org.au

The Independent (2024-05-23). Museveni sends condolences over death of Iranian president. independent.co.ug KAMPALA, Uganda | Xinhua | Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has sent a message of condolences to the government and people of Iran following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi and several others in a helicopter crash on Sunday. In a statement issued late Wednesday, Museveni said he could see a patriot in Raisi who died …

aljazeera (2024-05-23). Thousands march in Iran to mourn Raisi on final day of funeral rites. aljazeera.com President Ebrahim Raisi died on Sunday in a helicopter crash near the Azerbaijan border.

Human Rights Watch (2024-05-23). Yemen: Houthi Landmines Claim Lives, Livelihoods. hrw.org (Beirut) — Landmines laid by Houthi forces and others in Yemen continue to kill and cause serious injuries to civilians in areas where active hostilities have ceased and are preventing farmers from accessing their land, Human Rights Watch said today. Yemeni law and the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty prohibit any use of antipersonnel landmines under any circumstances."Houthi forces flouted the landmine ban for years and Yemeni civilians are paying the price as these weapons kill and wound indiscriminately," said Niku Jafarnia, Yemen and Bahrain researcher at Human Rights Watch. "There is an urgent need to step up clea…

presstv.ir (2024-05-23). Israel uses US weapons to kill 'children without restraint': Rights group. presstv.ir A rights group says Israel is using US weapons to kill Palestinian "children without restraint."

presstv.ir (2024-05-23). Iran's Khorasan Razavi Province bids farewell to martyred President Raeisi. presstv.ir Thousands of people in Iran's Khorasan Razavi Province bid farewell to President Raeisi and two of his companions.

presstv.ir (2024-05-23). Ayatollah Khamenei leads prayers as millions gather for Raeisi funeral. presstv.ir Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei leads prayers over the bodies of President Ebrahim Raeisi and his companions in Tehran as millions of people gathered to hold funeral procession.

presstv.ir (2024-05-23). Ayatollah Khamenei leads prayers as millions gather for Raeisi funeral. presstv.ir Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei leads prayers over the bodies of President Ebrahim Raeisi and his companions in Tehran as millions of people gathered to hold funeral procession.

presstv.ir (2024-05-23). Iranian Air Force chief visits families of crew martyred in crash. presstv.ir The Iranian commander said the martyrs were a beacon of inspiration.

presstv.ir (2024-05-23). Iran's South Khorasan Province bids farewell to martyred Raeisi. presstv.ir Thousands of people in Iran's South Khorasan Province bid farewell to President Raeisi and two of his companions.

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2024-05-22: News Headlines

infobrics (2024-05-22). Pashinyan regime now uses Armenians as guinea pigs for Pentagon's bioweapons. infobrics.org The agreement between the US and the Pashinyan regime also includes the latter's commitment to "jointly research" extremely hazardous pathogens and diseases that are not common in Armenia, including Ebola, monkeypox, the Marburg virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, as well as various types of the coronavirus. Expectedly, just like in Ukraine, Georgia, Africa and elsewhere, access to these biolabs will be limited to personnel authorized by the Pentagon.

Staff (2024-05-22). Ibrahim Raisi's killing: Uncovering the larger message. muslimmirror.com By Haider Abbas Within moments of the news that the Iran President Ibrahim Raisi helicopter had crashed on May 19, there was an official denial from Israel that it was not involved in his death. This was much prior to the official confirmation of his death! After 15 hours of search operation, his body remains …

Global Research News (2024-05-22). Selected Articles: Iran — A Mysterious Helicopter Crash or Martyrdom. globalresearch.ca By While the cause behind the crash is not clear yet, it is worthy to note of the ongoing Israeli invasion of Gaza and an escalation …

Staff (2024-05-22). Report: U.S. intelligence suggests third of Hamas fighters killed, 65% of Gaza tunnels still intact. haaretz.com Report: U.S. intelligence suggests one third of Hamas fighters killed, 65 percent of Gaza tunnels still intact ‚ñ Israeli reservist seriously wounded in clashes with terrorists in northern Gaza Strip ‚ñ U.S. accuses Egypt of delaying humanitarian aid to Gaza ‚ñ Netanyahu denies Israel planning to resettle Gaza, says Hamas ouster essential for 'day after' ‚ñ Blinken: Israel unwilling to normalize relations with Saudis due to Palestinian statehood…

Medea Benjamin (2024-05-22). The U.S. Weapons That Are Destroying Gaza. progressive.org Biden's pause on sending arms to Israel must be seen in the context of the destruction those weapons have already caused.

Staff (2024-05-22). Ibrahim Raisi's killing: Uncovering the larger message. muslimmirror.com By Haider Abbas Within moments of the news that the Iran President Ibrahim Raisi helicopter had crashed on May 19, there was an official denial from Israel that it was not involved in his death. This was much prior to the official confirmation of his death! After 15 hours of search operation, his body remains …

scorinoco (2024-05-22). 'Supporter of the Oppressed': Palestinian, Arab Resistance Groups Express Sorrow at Iranian President's Tragic Death. orinocotribune.com Following the tragic death of Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and other top officials in a helicopter crash in the northwestern Iranian province of East Azerbaijan last Sunday, the Palestinian Resistance movement Hamas and other Palestinian and Arab movements issued statements expressing their condolence and sympathy. | Hamas: "Shared feelings of sorrow" | Hamas extended its "condolences, deep sympathy, and solidarity to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, His Eminence Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Iranian government, and the brotherly people of Iran, on the pass…

scorinoco (2024-05-22). Palestinian Movement Masar Badil on President Raisi's Death: Iran Will Transcend This Enormous Loss With Its Values, Institutions and Constitution. orinocotribune.com By Masar Badil — May 20, 2024 | Statement issued by Masar Badil, the Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement, expressing sorrow at the late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi's death in a helicopter crash last Sunday. | It is with great sadness and regret that the Masar Badil, the Palestinian Alternative Revolutionary Path Movement, received news of the martyrdom of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and their associates following the helicopter crash in East Azerbaijan province, in northwest Iran, on Sunday afternoon, May 19,…

WW Editors (2024-05-22). WW solidarity with the Iranian people. workers.org Workers World extends its revolutionary condolences and heartfelt solidarity to the people of Iran with the tragic loss of President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and others in a helicopter crash on May 19. We also extend our condolences to the Palestinian resistance who lost these two important . . . |

WW Editors (2024-05-22). Solidarity with Iran. workers.org Workers World extends its revolutionary condolences and heartfelt solidarity to the people of Iran with the tragic loss of President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and others in a helicopter crash on May 19. We also extend our condolences to the Palestinian resistance who lost these two important . . . |

Spectator (2024-05-22). Pride and Palestine. indybay.org The 41st Pride Parade in Long Beach was generally a joyous occasion. But naturally, amid the party atmosphere was serious subjects like AIDS prevention/treatment, parents supporting their LGBTQ offspring, Planned Parenthood, and sobriety. There was also sponsorship by local businesses such as Hamburger Mary's as well as corporations including Disneyland, Walmart, Boeing, Gelson's, and major banks. But attention was also drawn by to Palestine (apparently by unaffiliated activists). See video at very bottom of article/pix.

geo.tv (2024-05-22). Thousands attend funeral prayers of President Ebrahim Raisi, others. geo.tv Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei performs prayer for victims of helicopter crash in Tehran…

Peter Koenig (2024-05-22). Iran — A Mysterious Helicopter Crash or Martyrdom. globalresearch.ca

Drago Bosnic (2024-05-22). The Pashinyan Regime Now Uses Armenians as Guinea Pigs for Pentagon's Bioweapons. globalresearch.ca

Javier Arana Villasusa (2024-05-22). China will strengthen its relations with Iran, FM affirms. plenglish.com When meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Mahdi Saafari in Kazakhstan, within the context of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Foreign Ministers' Meeting, Wang assured that both countries will continue to strengthen their relations to safeguard common interests. | The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China reported that its Foreign Minister once again expressed condolences for the unfortunate death of Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi and those accompanying him in the crashed helicopter. | This unfortunate incident shocked the world. Iran has lost an outstanding leader, and China has lost a good friend an…

teleSUR (2024-05-22). Ayataolla Khamenei Presides Over Ebrahim Raisi's Funeral. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei led prayers at the funeral of President Ebrahim Raisi and his companions. | RELATED: | The ceremony took place at the University of Tehran in front of the coffins of President Raisi, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and the other six people who died in the helicopter crash that occurred on Sunday. | During the religious servi…

themoscowtimes (2024-05-22). Man Killed in Cross-Border Shelling of Russia's Belgorod. themoscowtimes.com Russia's Defense Ministry said it shot down six Ukrainian missiles and three drones in the region between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

noemail (2024-05-22). Iran's supreme leader presides over a funeral for the country's late president and others killed in a helicopter crash, reports AP. devdiscourse.com

UMMID (2024-05-22). Gaza War Confirms Risks of Robotics, AI Weapons. ummid.com Recent tragic experiences in Gaza have confirmed the fears of those scientists who have been warning about the use of AI and robotics in weapon systems and warfare.

newleftreview (2024-05-22). Oliver Eagleton: Stakeholder Capitalism, Again. newleftreview.org Oliver Eagleton on Will Hutton, This Time No Mistakes. Lessons for the incoming Labour government on humanizing British capitalism, from a proselytizer of Blair's Third Way.

Johanna Evans (2024-05-22). Clean energy and weapons: Australia's next resources mining boom. independentaustralia.net

UMMID (2024-05-22). Wild speculations after chopper carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi crashes. ummid.com Wild speculations about the whereabouts of Ebrahim Raisi are on after one of the helicopters in the convoy of the Iranian President crashed in Iran's East Azerbaijan province near Jolfa, around 375 miles northwest of Tehran Sunday.

aljazeera (2024-05-22). Mourners gather in Tehran for Iran President Raisi's funeral procession. aljazeera.com Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led prayers for president, foreign minister and others killed in helicopter crash.

Editor (2024-05-22). Ian Angus's "The War Against the Commons": A vital new history of the bloody rise of capitalism. mronline.org Primitive accumulation is the historical process through which capitalists stole their wealth or took it by force. Canadian ecosocialist Ian Angus has contributed an excellent new book on this history, covering the violent transition from feudalism to capitalism in depth while demonstrating its continuing relevance to the modern world..

noemail (2024-05-22). Juvenile Behind Pune Porsche Crash Granted Bail With Strict Conditions. devdiscourse.com A 17-year-old boy, who allegedly crashed his high-end car into a motorbike killing two persons in Pune, was granted bail on a surety of Rs 7,500 and an assurance from his grandfather to keep him away from bad company, as per the order.

ecns.cn (2024-05-22). U.S. says not able to help Iran in crisis. ecns.cn The United States on Monday said it had been unable, due largely to logistical reasons, to accept an Iranian request for assistance following a helicopter crash over the weekend that killed Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, as Washington offered its condolences.

ecns.cn (2024-05-22). Iran launches experts' probe into Raisi helicopter crash. ecns.cn Iran has assigned a high-ranking delegation to investigate the May 19 helicopter crash that killed President Ebrahim Raisi and his accompanying team of senior officials, including the nation's foreign minister.

Matona (2024-05-22). Practising responsible citizenry. sanews.gov.za Practising responsible citizenry | Five months into 2024, and many a thing has happened, requiring us to sit down and catch our collective breath. | In the last five months, the country commemorated Human Rights and Freedom Months, experienced tragedy with the recent shooting of a five-year-old boy in a hijacking in Soshanguve as well as a deadly bus crash over the Easter holiday period. | Recently, the country was also on tenterhooks following the Victoria Street multi-storey George building collapse in the Western Cape, which claimed at least 33 lives. | Just as self-care Sundays are necessary to keep one's wi…

ptcnews.tv (2024-05-22). 3 Indian-American students killed, two injured in Georgia car crash. ptcnews.tv PTC News Desk: Their fast automobile in Alpharetta, Georgia, transformed into a turtle, killing three Indian-American students and injuring two more. Two of the people killed were women, and they were all eighteen years old. According to Alpharetta Police, speeding may have been the main cause of the fatal vehicle accident.The five Indian-American teenagers attended the University of Georgia as well as Alpharetta High School.The three students that passed away were Anvi Sharma, a first-year University of Georgia student, Sriya Avasarala, and senior Aryan Joshi of Alpharetta High School.Mohammed Liyakath, a senio…

UMMID (2024-05-22). Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi, FM Hossein Amir-Abdollahian declared dead in chopper crash. ummid.com Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian have died in a helicopter crash in the northwestern province of East Azarbaijan, it has been officially confirmed a litte while ago Monday May 20, 2024.

tn.ai (2024-05-22). President Raisi's Funeral Begins in Tehran. tn.ai TEHRAN (Tasnim) — Mourners have converged on the University of Tehran since early morning to attend the funeral of President Ebrahim Raisi and his entourage, who passed away in a helicopter crash on May 19.

newarab (2024-05-22). Crown prince reassures Saudis about king's health: state TV. newarab.com Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Due to King Salman's health issue, Crown Prince Mohammed, the de facto Saudi leader, postponed a visit to

newarab (2024-05-22). US says Iran sought its help over Raisi helicopter crash. newarab.com The United States said Monday that enemy Iran sought assistance over a helicopter crash that killed president Ebrahim Raisi, as Washington meanwhile The State Department said Iran, which has had no diplomatic relations with Washington since the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic revolution, reached out after "We…

presstv.ir (2024-05-22). UN flag at half mast in honor of martyrs of Iran's copter crash. presstv.ir The UN flies its flag at half mast as a sign of respect to late Iranian president and foreign minister.

presstv.ir (2024-05-22). UN flag at half mast to respect martyrs of Iran's copter crash. presstv.ir The UN flies its flag at half mast as a sign of respect to late Iranian president and foreign minister.

presstv.ir (2024-05-22). More countries declare national mourning over President Raeisi's martyrdom. presstv.ir Following the martyrdom of President Raeisi in a helicopter crash, many countries around the world have announced national mourning ceremonies.

presstv.ir (2024-05-22). Iranians mourn President Raeisi martyrdom as funeral ceremonies begin. presstv.ir Millions of Iranians participate in a massive funeral procession in Tabriz for President Ebrahim Raeisi and his companions who were martyred in a helicopter crash.

presstv.ir (2024-05-22). Germany extends condolences to Iran over martyrdom of President Raeisi. presstv.ir "Our condolences go to the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the families of those killed in the crash," Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated.

presstv.ir (2024-05-22). Iranian Air Force chief visits families of crew martyred in crash. presstv.ir The Iranian commander said the martyrs were a beacon of inspiration.

presstv.ir (2024-05-22). Ayatollah Khamenei leads prayers as millions gather for Raeisi funeral. presstv.ir Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei leads prayers over the bodies of President Ebrahim Raeisi and his companions in Tehran as millions of people gathered to hold funeral procession.

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