Daily Archives: May 11, 2023

2023-05-11: News Headlines

Jessica Buxbaum (2023-05-11). Israel's Latest Hasbara Scheme Enlists High School Students as Trolls Against Palestine. mintpressnews.com The Israeli government is training high school students as part of its propaganda efforts to combat criticism of its policies and delegitimize the BDS movement.

Dan Bacher (2023-05-11). Big Oil pumps $9.4 million into lobbying California officials in 2023's first quarter. indybay.org WSPA and Big Oil wield their power in 8 major ways: through (1) lobbying; (2) campaign spending; (3) serving on and putting shills on regulatory panels; (4) creating Astroturf groups; (5) working in collaboration with media; (6) sponsoring awards ceremonies, including those for legislators and journalists; (7) contributing to non profit organizations; and (8) creating alliances with labor unions.

Chris Walker (2023-05-11). Eric Trump Threatens Lawsuit Over Truthful Reporting on Speaking Tour. truthout.org Eric Trump, son of former President Donald Trump, has threatened to sue MSNBC host Rachel Maddow over her accurate reporting that he will be taking part in a speaking tour alongside white supremacists this weekend. Eric Trump — who, alongside his older brother Donald Trump Jr., helped manage his father's companies while he was in office — is set to participate in the far right ReAwaken America… |

unitedEditor (2023-05-10). Lessons for today from the victory over fascism. uwidata.com The U.S. replaced Nazi Germany Today, American presidents have taken on Hitler's aggression. Nazi Germany has been replaced by the US. Just like Nazi Germany, the US uses all kinds of oppression and violence methods to establish its hegemony over the entire world and its basic motto is "If you are not with us, you …

Mark Gruenberg (2023-05-10). Report: Trump to blame for weak initial U.S. response to coronavirus. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Governmental chaos, mostly in Washington and mostly due to Donald Trump, led to the weak U.S. response to the outbreak of the coronavirus in the U.S. just over three years ago. Lessons from the Covid War, researched by a non-partisan scientific and public health panel of 36 experts—originally assembled to staff what was going to …

Steve Gillis (2023-05-11). 'Give us health care, not COVID'. workers.org Dr. Lara Jirmanus and Ellen Leigh of Massachusetts Coalition for Health Equity address the media outside Boston hospital, May 4, 2023. Boston The entrance of Massachusetts General Hospital — a downtown Boston campus of the growing regional corporate monopoly Mass General Brigham — was the scene of a rare protest: . . . |

Sasha Abramsky (2023-05-11). CNN's Town Hall Didn't Hold Trump Accountable — It Normalized His Lies. truthout.org In the run-up to Wednesday night's CNN town hall with Donald Trump, I was on the fence as to whether it was a good idea to give the Mar-a-Lago troll such a platform. On the one hand, it offered an opportunity for viewers to see just how mendacious, mean and shifty this man is; on the other, it provided Trump with 90 minutes of free primetime to air his noxious views. Having watched as much of it… |

Dave DeCamp (2023-05-11). US Ambassador Accuses South Africa of Supplying Russia With Weapons. news.antiwar.com The US ambassador to South Africa has accused the nation of secretly supplying Russia with weapons, a claim that drew a rebuke from Pretoria. US Ambassador Reuben Brigety said he knew that a Russian ship that docked in South Africa in December was loaded with weapons but did not provide evidence for the claim. "We …

WSWS (2023-05-11). Roger Waters in Hamburg: A tremendous start of German tour amid media smear campaign. wsws.org Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters opened his German tour at the Barclays Arena in Hamburg on Sunday.

Dana Sanchez (2023-05-11). Poll Suggests Black American Support For Biden Has Crashed, Nearly 30% Could Vote Trump. moguldom.com Depending on which poll you look at, approval for President Joe Biden among Black Americans, a core Democratic group, is slim to none. Biden's approval rating among Black people is 52 percent, down from 82 percent when he took office, according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll conducted April 28-May 3, 2023. The ABC poll …

Staff (2023-05-11). Desde el Partido Demócrata exigen a Biden ponerle fin a las políticas de Trump contra Venezuela y Cuba. cubadebate.cu Demócratas liderados por legisladores de la Cámara de Representantes de estados fronterizos instan a Biden a poner fin a las "sanciones" de la era Trump aplicadas contra Cuba y Venezuela, dado que estas "sanciones" han golpeado las economías de esos países y ello ha contribuido a una oleada de migrantes en la frontera sur de Estados Unidos, informa The Washington Post.

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