2021-05-18: Social Media Postees

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For Okinawa, Rahm Would Be a Knee on the Neck
David Swanson | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
If you don't know much about Japan (and neither does Rahm Emanuel, the reported nominee for U.S. ambassador) a few relevant facts are these: 1) It's right next to China which much of the U.S. government is eager for some sort of fight with. 2) Its Constitution (imposed by the U.S.) bans war, and the…

Venezuela Receives 25 Tons of Medical Supplies from China
slorinoco | orinocotribune.com | 2021-05-18
Some 25 tons of medical supplies from China arrived in Venezuela as part of the air bridge established between the two countries to combat and treat COVID-19, reported Venezuelan Health Minister Carlos Alvarado this Monday, May 17. | He emphasized that this air bridge between both nations reaffirms the strong bond of friendship that exists between China and Venezuela. | #UltimoMinuto | | Arriban a Venezuela insumos médicos provenientes de China, como parte del puente aéreo establecido entre ambas naciones para combatir la pandemia…

Alliance Of Democracies Summit
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-18
Copenhagen, Denmark — The United States is the nation that most threatens democracy worldwide, far more than Russia or even China. That is the headline finding from a new worldwide poll of 53 countries commissioned by the Alliance of Democracies (AoD). The poll also found that the global public considers rising inequality and the increased power of the super rich to be the greatest threat to liberty and democracy. | This was likely not the response the Alliance of Democracies wished to hear as it opened its third annual Democracy Summit in Copenhagen this week — precisely because the organization repr…

Hot Tip for the NYT on Vaccines: There are These Two Countries Called Russia and China
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-18
I realize that it's hard for reporters at the country's leading newspaper to stay on top of the news, but this major piece (four reporters) on vaccinating the world should get a Pulitzer for ignorance. The topic of the piece is vaccinating the world, which should be number one on any serious person's list of…

Biden trata de ganar a China el juego del Gran Poder Global
Alberto Betancourt Posada | globalizacion.ca | 2021-05-18
China nos está pisando los talones, dijo Joseph Robinet Biden, presidente de EU, ante el US Congress, el pasado 29 de abril. Nos encontramos en un punto de inflexión y tenemos que hacer algo, aseveró. øQué estrategia sigue el actual…

Justice is Global Joins 65 Orgs: Cold War with China is a Dangerous and Self-Defeating Strategy
commondreams.org | 2021-05-18

China blames US for UN failure to issue statement on Palestine
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-05-17
The UN Security Council failed to issue a formal statement on Israeli aggression in Gaza due to US objections. This is despite growing global concern regarding the rising death toll of civilians and massive destruction inside Palestine…

U.S. And Its Allies Try To Split The World In Two
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-05-17
Illustrative image | Written by Eric Zuesse. | America's response to the increasing economic success of China and other nations that until recent decades were impoverished former colonies is to organize its own allies — especially the English-speaking countries — to become a totally separate global economic trading and military alliance standing against that "third world" — and thereby force all non-aligned nations to have to either choose to be allied with the United States or else become conquered b…

China lands Tianwen-1 Rover on Mars in a major first for the Country
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-17
Second only to the U.S. in a fully successful Mars landing, China is now set to explore the Utopia Planitia region of the Red Planet's surface. | May 17, 2021 | Newswire…

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