2021-05-22: News Headlines

Udani Samarasekera (2021-05-22). [Perspectives] Yee-Sin Leo: a leader in Singapore's fight against infectious diseases. thelancet.com In January, 2020, Yee-Sin Leo, Executive Director of the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) in Singapore, and her team followed an unexplained pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, China, very closely for any evidence of human-to-human transmission. Given population movement in the region, they knew that if they saw that evidence it meant "that Singapore will get hit with COVID-19 cases", Leo says. So the National Public Health Laboratory at NCID prepared to detect and diagnose cases, drills were done to smooth workflow, and the COVID-19 Research Workgroup was set up.

WSWS (2021-05-21). Russia, China, Iran criticize Israeli onslaught against Gaza. wsws.org A class gulf separates the outrage felt by millions of workers worldwide at the Israeli slaughter on Gaza from the mealy-mouthed statements of the Eurasian capitalist regimes.

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-05-21). Moody's Highlights that U.S. Was Biggest Loser in Trade War with China. globalresearch.ca According to

Eds. (2021-05-21). Viral video of posh High School sparks heated debate on privilege. mronline.org After an alumnus of an elite Beijing high school made a video showing off its pristine facilities and supposedly laid-back pace, many online demanded that she and her ilk stop rubbing their privilege in others' faces. | May 21, 2021…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-05-21). Manufacturing Consent for War: 70 Years of CIA Coups, Assassinations, False Flag Operations and Mass Murder. covertactionmagazine.com A Review of Vijay Prashad's book, Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations, with foreword by Evo Morales (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2020). During his confirmation hearing in February, the CIA's latest director William J. Burns continued a long Agency tradition of playing up the threat from Russia and China along …

Rob Urie (2021-05-21). China, the U.S., and the Idea of National Competition. counterpunch.org The idea of competition between nations that elected officials invoke to explain why trade agreements must be passed, certain industries must be supported, the largest military-industrial complex in world history must be sustained, and the living standards of working people can't be raised, points to the imperialist nature of capitalism. Capitalist competition— or economic competition

WSWS (2021-05-21). China successfully lands rover Zhurong on Mars. wsws.org The China National Space Administration achieved a new landmark in planetary exploration—having a successful orbiter, lander and rover as part of the agency's first mission to Mars, an immense scientific and technical achievement.

Pavan Kulkarni (2021-05-21). Prison is a university for activists, says Abahlali's George Bonono who was released on bail. peoplesdispatch.org George Bonono spoke to Peoples Dispatch about the conditions in prison and reminisced about the struggles of the shack-dwellers movement's eKhenana occupation.

Hyun Lee (2021-05-21). Biden and Moon Are on a Collision Course with North Korea and China. commondreams.org "Unless they reorient their policies now," writes Hyung Lee of the anti-war group Women Cross DMZ, "the United States and South Korea may squander a crucial opportunity to end Cold War divisions and prevent a nuclear escalation in Asia." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/kamala-harris-president-moon-korea-1300×681.jpg

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