Daily Archives: May 9, 2020

2020-05-09: News Headlines

RT (2020-05-09). Top German politician wants to 'urgently' reopen French border despite Berlin's reluctance to ease Covid-19 travel restrictions. rt.com The head of Germany's most populous state has called for the reopening of the country's French border to be fast-tracked. The federal government earlier warned that such actions risk launching a new wave of Covid-19 infections. | "We urgently need to open the border with France," Armin Laschet, minister president of the country's North Rhine-Westphalia state, which borders France, told German media. | The lockdown there ends on May 11. That would be a good time to send a signal to our neighbors that we are striving for a common European response to the pandemic. | Laschet suggested that the German government s…

RT (2020-05-09). Forgetting someone? WH attributes victory over Nazis to 'America & UK' in bizarre VE-Day message, gets schooled on Twitter. rt.com The White House has marked the victory over Nazi Germany in a tweet hailing the role of the US and the UK, while leaving out the nation that sacrificed the most — the Soviet Union. Netizens were quick to provide a history lesson.

Franziska Kleiner (2020-05-09). On the frontlines: Red Army veteran Moritz Mebel talks about his battles against fascism. peoplesdispatch.org On the 75th anniversary of Victory Day, which commemorates the surrender of Hitler's Germany in World War II, we bring you the recollections of Red Army veteran Moritz Mebel who took part in grueling campaigns against the Nazis from the gates of Moscow to the Czech Republic…

RT (2020-05-09). Russia's mightiest military aircraft buzz over Moscow to mark 75th anniversary of Nazi defeat (PHOTO, VIDEO). rt.com Defying clouds in the sky and Covid-19 on the ground, Russia's deadliest bombers, nimblest fighter jets and strongest transport aircraft flew over the capital in celebration of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany 75 years ago. | V-Day is one of the most important national holidays in Russia, and this year was supposed to have seen massive celebrations throughout the country. But Covid-19 and its lockdowns threw a wrench into the plans, forcing…

I.V. Sta (2020-05-09). Eyewitness: Russia's 70th V-Day. liberationnews.org In addition to beautiful parades, fireworks and concerts, I was able to witness multitudes of people sharing with each other something wholly priceless: the gratitude of being alive thanks to those who fought fascism.

WSWS (2020-05-09). Protests erupt over police violence and state cover-up of murder in Indiana and Georgia. wsws.org Protests erupted over police killings in Indianapolis and the ten-week cover-up of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery by a former officer and his son in Brunswick, Georgia.

Gabriel M Danovitch (2020-05-09). [Correspondence] The Global Kidney Exchange programme. thelancet.com In their favourable review of the ethics of the Global Kidney Exchange (GKE), Francesca Minerva and colleagues1 gloss over a key point: the absence of transparency in the selection of the compatible donor—recipient pairs in the low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). It is precisely this transparency and the promotion of ethical and effective organ donor and allocation that the Council of Europe's Committee on Organ Transplantation2 and the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group3 strive to attain.

Mauro Chiarito, Jorge Sanz-Sánchez, Francesco Cannata, Davide Cao, Matteo Sturla, Cristina Panico, Cosmo Godino, Damiano Regazzoli, Bernhard Reimers, Raffaele De Caterina, Gianluigi Condorelli, Giuseppe Ferrante, Giulio G Stefanini (2020-05-09). [Articles] Monotherapy with a P2Y12 inhibitor or aspirin for secondary prevention in patients with established atherosclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. thelancet.com Compared with aspirin monotherapy, P2Y12 inhibitor monotherapy is associated with a risk reduction for myocardial infarction and a comparable risk of stroke in the setting of secondary prevention. The benefit of P2Y12 inhibitor monotherapy is of debatable clinical relevance, in view of the high number needed to treat to prevent a myocardial infarction and the absence of any effect on all-cause and vascular mortality.

Marta López-Fraga, Beatriz Domínguez-Gil (2020-05-09). [Correspondence] The Global Kidney Exchange programme. thelancet.com We read the Health Policy about the Global Kidney Exchange programme by Francesca Minerva and colleagues1 with interest.

Luca Valera, María Alejandra Carrasco (2020-05-09). [Correspondence] The Global Kidney Exchange programme. thelancet.com Francesca Minerva and colleagues1 recently presented an ethical solution to kidney failure, in response to the low numbers of transplantations in high-income countries (HICs) and low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). It is the Global Kidney Exchange (GKE) programme, which matches donor—recipient pairs across HICs and LMICs.

Peter Singer, Francesca Minerva, Julian Savulescu (2020-05-09). [Correspondence] The Global Kidney Exchange programme — Authors' reply. thelancet.com Marta López-Fraga and Beatriz Domínguez-Gil make their point about our Health Policy on the ethics of the Global Kidney Exchange (GKE) programme1 by asking us to imagine that Alyson, an Ohio farmer, is willing to donate a kidney to her daughter but unable to afford the surgery. Medicare pays for kidney transplantation surgery in the USA, even for people younger than 65 years, so there is no way in which GKE could prevent Alyson's daughter from receiving a kidney from her mother. Kidney transplantations are covered by national health services or insurance in every other high-income country (HIC) too.

WSWS (2020-05-09). NHS staff condemn UK health worker deaths and government herd immunity strategy. wsws.org The UK has registered the highest number of fatalities in Europe from the virus, including at least 200 health and social care workers.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-09). Iran FM, EU foreign policy chief hold phone talk. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held phone talk with Josep Borrell, the High Representative of the European Union.

WSWS (2020-05-09). Macron government ending coronavirus lockdown beginning this Monday. wsws.org The government's reckless decision, in line with similar measures underway across Europe and the US, puts countless lives at risk.

en.mehrnews (2020-05-09). 3rd group of Iranian students returns home from Baku amid pandemic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) — The 3rd group of Iranian students and Iranians residing in Azeri capital Baku left Baku for Tehran this morning following the coronavirus outbreak in cooperation with officials of the two countries via land and in collaboration with the police of Republic of Azerbaijan.

Ryan Cristián (2020-05-09). "Gene-Edited" Future Justified By COVID-19 & France Admits Athletes Infected At Wuhan Military Games. thelastamericanvagabond.com Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/8/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …

John Spohr (2020-05-09). Antifascists demand that May 8 become a holiday in Germany. indybay.org The real goal is a nationwide public holiday anyway, as demanded in the petition. The Berlin Senate could also lobby for such a gesture, that May 8 is considered the day of liberation from National Socialism.

WSWS (2020-05-09). Germany reopens schools, endangering thousands of lives. wsws.org Schools are being reopened in nearly all federal states and the risky measure is meeting with growing opposition from teachers.

WSWS (2020-05-09). Greece comes out of lockdown and plans resumption of tourism. wsws.org The lifting of the measures, which will undo efforts that have lowered the spread and death rate from COVID-19, is of crucial importance to the Greek ruling elite.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2020-05-09). Spring cleaning takes on a new importance during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released reopening guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools and homes. Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, suggests taking a practical approach to spring cleaning. If no one in your household has been infected, he says standard spring cleaning practices …

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Spain Sex Workers Call for Rights Recognition as They Are Left to Cope on Their Own in COVID Crisis. sputniknews.com A number of Spanish sex sector workers have complained about their bosses largely throwing them into the street, as they have been scrambling to make ends meet since March.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Rushing to Reopen, Restaurants in Peril, Europe's Economic Tactics. sputniknews.com Bernie Sanders supporters were maligned as sexists, toxic trolls and worse. Where's the ire for Joe Biden supporters targeting Tara Reade?

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Did Russia Steal DNC Emails? No Proof, According to New Transcripts. sputniknews.com On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Aaron Maté, a journalist with The Grayzone and The Nation, and host of the podcast Pushback with Aaron Maté.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). UK Experiences Record-Breaking Number of Illegal Migrant Crossings Over English Channel – Report. sputniknews.com Nationwide frustration with the British government's apparent inability to stop the rising number of illegal migrants attempting to reach the UK's shores has hit boiling point, with the country's Home Secretary requesting that France do more to stop the flow.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Russian Planes Fly Over Hmeimim Air Base in Syria to Mark Victory Day – Video. sputniknews.com HMEIMIM, May 9 (Sputnik) – Russian military planes flew over the Hmeimim airbase in western Syria on Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, a Sputnik reporter said.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Two Georgia Men Charged with Killing of Ahmaud Arbery. sputniknews.com On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon & Lee Stranahan talked with guests about an alternative political party for populists, yesterday's developments in the Russiagate story, plant-based diets, and the potential abuse of the coronavirus pandemic by branches of the US government.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Russian Aerobatic Teams Perform Stunts at Air Show Commemorating Victory Day – Video. sputniknews.com Earlier in the day, Moscow hosted an air show over Red Square and the Kremlin. A number of other festivities, including the military parade on Red Square, had to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Fairytales From Home: Milla Jovovich Reads Classical Russian Poetry for Children. sputniknews.com While the pandemic continues, people are self-isolating in their homes, but for some it is a good opportunity to spend as much time as possible with their families — and to do so, you definitely need something to read together!

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Su-34 Jets Make First Appearance at Victory Day Aerial Parade in Russia's Ekaterinburg – Videos. sputniknews.com The Su-34 joined the Russian Air Force in 2014 as a multipurpose 4++ generation jet capable of striking ground targets and repelling attacks by hostile fighters utilising its high manoeuvrability.

sputniknews (2020-05-09). Russian Unmanned Submarine Takes a Dive Into World's Deepest Oceanic Trench. sputniknews.com Mariana Trench's lowest point is even more distant from sea level than the highest peak on Earth, Mount Everest. Only a few expeditions have ever made it to the bottom of the trench due to the extreme water pressure at its lowest points, making it a real challenge for any piece of equipment.

yenisafak (2020-05-09). Turkish top diplomat marks Europe Day. yenisafak.com Turkey is open to sincere and meaningful cooperation with the EU for a common future, Turkey's foreign minister said on Saturday to commemorate Europe Day.Europe Day, also known as the Schuman Day, is observed on May 9 each year to mark the Schuman Declaration in 1950 that proposed the formation of a European Coal and Steel Community, the predecessor to the EU.In a statement, Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey, a candidate country for EU membership, was ready to offer all kinds of support for the bloc to be a responsible, consistent and principled global actor.Underlining the necessity of EU reform, Cavusoglu said that…

yenisafak (2020-05-09). WHO clause blocks UN Security Council virus resolution. yenisafak.com The US and China have gridlocked the United Nations Security Council in a dispute centered on the World Health Organizations (WHO) and the novel coronavirus pandemic.Six-week talks for a COVID-19 draft resolution have grinder to a halt due to discussions on WHO, diplomatic sources told Anadolu Agency.The resolution, prepared by France and non-permanent member Tunisia, includes 90 days cease-fire in conflicts around the world due to the outbreak.While the US supports the global cease-fire call made by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, China has pushed for a reference to WHO in the resolution.Washington oppos…

yenisafak (2020-05-09). Libya: Ex-British envoy calls probe into use of chemical arsenal. yenisafak.com Former British Ambassador in Libya Peter Millet has called for an investigation into the use of banned chemical weapons in Libya.His tenure in the Libyan capital Tripoli in 2015-2018 had witnessed the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), leading the elimination of the chemical weapons under active western diplomacy and removal of category two material to Germany for destruction.He was responding to Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashaghe's statement that warlord Khalifa Haftar's forces had used chemical weapons against government forces on the Salah Al-Deen front, south of Tripoli.The acc…

yenisafak (2020-05-09). Russia records more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases in past day. yenisafak.com Russian authorities said on Saturday they had recorded 10,817 new cases of the coronavirus in the last day, pushing the nationwide tally to 198,676.Russia's coronavirus taskforce said that 104 people had died overnight, bringing the national death toll to 1,827.Russian coronavirus cases overtook French and German infections this week to become the fifth-highest in the world.

yenisafak (2020-05-09). Spain's coronavirus daily death tolls falls to 179 on Saturday. yenisafak.com Spain's daily death toll from the coronavirus fell to 179 on Saturday, down from 229 on the previous day, the health ministry reported.Overall deaths rose to 26,478 from 26,299 on Friday and the number of diagnosed cases rose to 223,578 from 222,857 the day before, the ministry said.

yenisafak (2020-05-09). Turkey neutralizes over 1,300 terrorists in 2020. yenisafak.com Turkey has neutralized over 1,300 terrorists across five different operation areas since the beginning of 2020, the country's national defense minister said.In operations on Friday, a total of 17 terrorists in various regions were neutralized. The number of total terrorists neutralized in operation areas since Jan. 1 has reached 1,359, Hulusi Akar said on Friday in a meeting with high-ranking commanders.While anti-terror operations are ongoing, Turkish Armed Forces is also fighting the novel coronavirus at the same pace, Akar underlined."It is very important for us to continue these operations. At the same time,…

Ben Norton (2020-05-08). Russian journalists accuse NY Times of stealing stories that earned it Pulitzer Prize — for second time. thegrayzone.com The New York Times has apparently stolen its Pulitzer Prize-winning stories from Russian journalists — the same liberal anti-Putin reporters…

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-05-08). The Coronavirus Crisis Has Exposed Germany's Ambition to Take Control of the EU. globalresearch.ca It has been repeatedly stated that the management of the coronavirus pandemic will be a barometer of how capable leaders are handling unprecedented crisis. Think how U.S. President Donald Trump has been lambasted all over the globe for letting coronavirus …

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-05-08). Greece's Renewed Relations with Syria Further Isolates Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean. globalresearch.ca On Tuesday, the

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-08). Progressive youth in Denmark oppose Baltic gas pipeline project. peoplesdispatch.org Denmark's Socialist Youth Front expressed opposition to the Baltic gas pipeline project over environmental concerns, and appealed to the Danish people to sign a citizens petition calling for its cancellation…

RT (2020-05-08). 'Situation fragile': EU says borders should stay closed until June 15 on Covid-19 fears. rt.com The European Union will likely keep its external borders shut until June 15, after a recommendation from the European Commission to extend the current Covid-19 travel ban by another 30 days. | In a Lifting travel restrictions should therefore be effected in a "phased and coordinated" way in o…

People's World (2020-05-08). Final days of the war against fascism—from the Daily Worker archives. peoplesworld.org 75 years after the defeat of Hitler and the fall of fascism in Europe, we present highlights from those historic days as they were covered in the pages of the Daily Worker, predecessor of People's World. From the historic meeting of U.S. and Soviet troops at the Elbe River in late April 1945 to the …

Victor Grossman (2020-05-08). V-E Day today marks the defeat of fascism in Europe. peoplesworld.org BERLIN — Today, May 8, is the 75th Anniversary of V-E Day, marking the end of World War II in Europe. On this day we celebrate the official acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces on Tuesday, May 8, 1945. Adolf Hitler, the Nazi leader, …

Andrew Bacevich (2020-05-08). V-E Day Plus 75: From a Moment of Victory to a Time of Pandemic. counterpunch.org The 75th anniversary of Nazi Germany's surrender in May 1945 ought to prompt thoughtful reflection. For Americans, V-E Day, as it was then commonly called, marked the beginning of "our times." The Covid-19 pandemic may signal that our times are now coming to an end. Tom Engelhardt, editor and proprietor of TomDispatch, was born less

Calvin Walantus (2020-05-08). The Connolly Youth Movement and the struggle to reclaim urban housing. liberationnews.org For over two years, members of the Connolly Youth Movement have been living in a reclaimed house near downtown Cork, Ireland.

RT (2020-05-08). 'Police state' & bad for IT business: Telegram founder who ditched Russia unloads on the US & life in Silicon Valley. rt.com High taxes, bad healthcare, police repression, lack of culture, poor education… Telegram founder Pavel Durov wants you to know he really doesn't like Silicon Valley and thinks living or doing business in the US is a terrible idea. | The St. Petersburg-born Durov, 35, is best known as a cofounder of Russia's premier social network VKontakte and later Telegram, an immensely popular encrypted messaging app. As a self-professed vegetarian and libertarian, he gives many Silicon Valley tech moguls a run for their money when it comes to quirks — but outdid them all when he resigned from VKontakte in 2014 and l…

Andrey Areshev (2020-05-08). Victory Day: Remembering the Great Patriotic War. strategic-culture.org What is Victory Day ? | Every spring, as the weather improves, Russians begin to venture outside to enjoy the warming sun, or perhaps to open up their dachas or to prepare vegetable gardens for planting. There is also the long May holiday to anticipate. This year however is different. Like almost everywhere else in the world, Russia has been hit by the coronavirus. It means people are asked to stay in their flats and not go out except for necessities, like groceries, prescriptions, and the like. It is a time of worry, frustration, aggravation. In short, this year the May holiday is not going to be a holiday at al…

RT (2020-05-08). White House accuses FBI of 'MANUFACTURING CRIME' in case against General Flynn. rt.com The war of words between the White House and the James Comey-era FBI has intensified, with Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany accusing the agency of "manufacturing" a criminal case against Michael Flynn. | President Donald Trump's original National Security Adviser, retired General Michael Flynn, was the first and most prominent White House official ensnared by the FBI's 'Russiagate' investigation. Flynn was fired in early 2017 and later pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. | The Department of Justice dropped its charges against Flynn on Thursday, after…

RT (2020-05-08). Trump says 'sick man' Comey and 'Sleepy Joe' Biden tried to take him down, warns 'it's all coming out'. rt.com A day after the Justice Department dropped charges against Gen. Michael Flynn, President Trump is accusing Joe Biden and a host of Obama administration officials of trying to sabotage his presidency, saying "it's all coming out." | The Justice Department on Thursday dropped its charges against former national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn. One of the first Trump officials ensnared in the FBI's 'Russiagate' probe, Flynn's charges were nixed after it emerged that the FBI pushed him to lie in an interview, and kept their investigation open knowing that they had no evidence of wrongdoing. | In a phone interv…

RT (2020-05-08). Would you like bullets with that? Swedish gangsters unload on McDonald's with AK-47 in drive-by shooting (VIDEO). rt.com Police in Sweden are investigating after a pair of thugs opened fire on a McDonald's restaurant with an AK-47 rifle. The shooting is one of two violent incidents at a McDonald's outlet in the country in as many days. | The shooting was captured in video footage shared on social media on Thursday. In it, the masked passenger of a BMW loads an AK-47-style assault rifle. When told to "shoot," by another occupant of the car, he fires more than a dozen rounds at the empty restaurant and nearby shopping center, before the driver speeds off into the night. | Gang members in the N. Stockholm area show off their AK-typ…

2020-05-09: Social Media Postees

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Protests erupt over police violence and state cover-up of murder in Indiana and Georgia
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
Protests erupted over police killings in Indianapolis and the ten-week cover-up of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery by a former officer and his son in Brunswick, Georgia.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/09/viol-m09.html

[Correspondence] The Global Kidney Exchange programme
Gabriel M Danovitch | thelancet.com | 2020-05-09
In their favourable review of the ethics of the Global Kidney Exchange (GKE), Francesca Minerva and colleagues1 gloss over a key point: the absence of transparency in the selection of the compatible donor–recipient pairs in the low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). It is precisely this transparency and the promotion of ethical and effective organ donor and allocation that the Council of Europe's Committee on Organ Transplantation2 and the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group3 strive to attain.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30615-2/fulltext?rss=yes

[Articles] Monotherapy with a P2Y12 inhibitor or aspirin for secondary prevention in patients with established atherosclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Mauro Chiarito, Jorge Sanz-Sánchez, Francesco Cannata, Davide Cao, Matteo Sturla, Cristina Panico, Cosmo Godino, Damiano Regazzoli, Bernhard Reimers, Raffaele De Caterina, Gianluigi Condorelli, Giuseppe Ferrante, Giulio G Stefanini | thelancet.com | 2020-05-09
Compared with aspirin monotherapy, P2Y12 inhibitor monotherapy is associated with a risk reduction for myocardial infarction and a comparable risk of stroke in the setting of secondary prevention. The benefit of P2Y12 inhibitor monotherapy is of debatable clinical relevance, in view of the high number needed to treat to prevent a myocardial infarction and the absence of any effect on all-cause and vascular mortality.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30315-9/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] The Global Kidney Exchange programme
Luca Valera, María Alejandra Carrasco | thelancet.com | 2020-05-09
Francesca Minerva and colleagues1 recently presented an ethical solution to kidney failure, in response to the low numbers of transplantations in high-income countries (HICs) and low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). It is the Global Kidney Exchange (GKE) programme, which matches donor–recipient pairs across HICs and LMICs.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30625-5/fulltext?rss=yes

[Correspondence] The Global Kidney Exchange programme
Marta López-Fraga, Beatriz Domínguez-Gil | thelancet.com | 2020-05-09
We read the Health Policy about the Global Kidney Exchange programme by Francesca Minerva and colleagues1 with interest.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30614-0/fulltext?rss=yes

Iran FM, EU foreign policy chief hold phone talk
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

Macron government ending coronavirus lockdown beginning this Monday
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
The government's reckless decision, in line with similar measures underway across Europe and the US, puts countless lives at risk.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/09/phil-m09.html

NHS staff condemn UK health worker deaths and government herd immunity strategy
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
The UK has registered the highest number of fatalities in Europe from the virus, including at least 200 health and social care workers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/09/inte-m09.html

Top German politician wants to 'urgently' reopen French border despite Berlin's reluctance to ease Covid-19 travel restrictions
rt.com | 2020-05-09
The head of Germany's most populous state has called for the reopening of the country's French border to be fast-tracked. The federal government earlier warned that such actions risk launching a new wave of Covid-19 infections. | "We urgently need to open the border with France," Armin Laschet, minister president of the country's North Rhine-Westphalia state, which borders France, told German media. | The lockdown there ends on May 11. That would be a good time to send a signal to our neighbors that we are striving for a common European response to the pandemic. | Laschet suggested that the German government s…
rt.com/news/488223-germany-covid19-french-border/

3rd group of Iranian students returns home from Baku amid pandemic
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-09
TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA)

"Gene-Edited" Future Justified By COVID-19 & France Admits Athletes Infected At Wuhan Military Games
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-09
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/8/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/gene-edited-future-justified-by-covid-19-france-admits-athletes-infected-at-wuhan-military-games/

Germany reopens schools, endangering thousands of lives
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
Schools are being reopened in nearly all federal states and the risky measure is meeting with growing opposition from teachers.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/09/scho-m09.html

Forgetting someone? WH attributes victory over Nazis to 'America & UK' in bizarre VE-Day message, gets schooled on Twitter
rt.com | 2020-05-09
The White House has marked the victory over Nazi Germany in a tweet hailing the role of the US and the UK, while leaving out the nation that sacrificed the most

Russia's mightiest military aircraft buzz over Moscow to mark 75th anniversary of Nazi defeat (PHOTO, VIDEO)
rt.com | 2020-05-09
Defying clouds in the sky and Covid-19 on the ground, Russia's deadliest bombers, nimblest fighter jets and strongest transport aircraft flew over the capital in celebration of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany 75 years ago. | V-Day is one of the most important national holidays in Russia, and this year was supposed to have seen massive celebrations throughout the country. But Covid-19 and its lockdowns threw a wrench into the plans, forcing…
rt.com/russia/488222-moscow-flyovers-victory-day/

On the frontlines: Red Army veteran Moritz Mebel talks about his battles against fascism
Franziska Kleiner | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-09
On the 75th anniversary of Victory Day, which commemorates the surrender of Hitler's Germany in World War II, we bring you the recollections of Red Army veteran Moritz Mebel who took part in grueling campaigns against the Nazis from the gates of Moscow to the Czech Republic…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/09/on-the-frontlines-red-army-veteran-moritz-mebel-talks-about-his-battles-against-fascism/

Antifascists demand that May 8 become a holiday in Germany
John Spohr | indybay.org | 2020-05-09
The real goal is a nationwide public holiday anyway, as demanded in the petition. The Berlin Senate could also lobby for such a gesture, that May 8 is considered the day of liberation from National Socialism.
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/08/18832925.php

Greece comes out of lockdown and plans resumption of tourism
wsws.org | 2020-05-09
The lifting of the measures, which will undo efforts that have lowered the spread and death rate from COVID-19, is of crucial importance to the Greek ruling elite.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/09/gree-m09.html

Spring cleaning takes on a new importance during COVID-19 pandemic
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2020-05-09
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released reopening guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools and homes. Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, suggests taking a practical approach to spring cleaning. If no one in your household has been infected, he says standard spring cleaning practices …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/spring-cleaning-takes-on-a-new-importance-during-covid-19-pandemic/

Eyewitness: Russia's 70th V-Day
I.V. Sta | liberationnews.org | 2020-05-09
In addition to beautiful parades, fireworks and concerts, I was able to witness multitudes of people sharing with each other something wholly priceless: the gratitude of being alive thanks to those who fought fascism.
liberationnews.org/eyewitness-russias-70th-v-day-2/

Spain Sex Workers Call for Rights Recognition as They Are Left to Cope on Their Own in COVID Crisis
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
A number of Spanish sex sector workers have complained about their bosses largely throwing them into the street, as they have been scrambling to make ends meet since March.
sputniknews.com/society/202005091079256260-spain-sex-workers-call-for-rights-recognition-as-they-are-left-to-cope-on-their-own-in-covid-crisis/

Did Russia Steal DNC Emails? No Proof, According to New Transcripts
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Aaron Maté, a journalist with The Grayzone and The Nation, and host of the podcast Pushback with Aaron Maté.
sputniknews.com/radio_loud_and_clear/202005091079249734-did-russia-steal-dnc-emails-no-proof-according-to-new-transcripts/

Rushing to Reopen, Restaurants in Peril, Europe's Economic Tactics
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
Bernie Sanders supporters were maligned as sexists, toxic trolls and worse. Where's the ire for Joe Biden supporters targeting Tara Reade?
sputniknews.com/radio-political-misfits/202005091079250114-rushing-to-reopen-restaurants-in-peril-europes-economic-tactics/

UK Experiences Record-Breaking Number of Illegal Migrant Crossings Over English Channel – Report
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
Nationwide frustration with the British government's apparent inability to stop the rising number of illegal migrants attempting to reach the UK's shores has hit boiling point, with the country's Home Secretary requesting that France do more to stop the flow.
sputniknews.com/uk/202005091079255345-UK-record-breaking-migrants/

Russian Planes Fly Over Hmeimim Air Base in Syria to Mark Victory Day – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
HMEIMIM, May 9 (Sputnik) – Russian military planes flew over the Hmeimim airbase in western Syria on Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, a Sputnik reporter said.
sputniknews.com/world/202005091079255420-russian-planes-fly-over-hmeimim-air-base-in-syria-to-mark-victory-day—video/

Two Georgia Men Charged with Killing of Ahmaud Arbery
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon & Lee Stranahan talked with guests about an alternative political party for populists, yesterday's developments in the Russiagate story, plant-based diets, and the potential abuse of the coronavirus pandemic by branches of the US government.
sputniknews.com/radio_fault_lines/202005091079246382-two-georgia-men-charged-with-killing-of-ahmaud-arbery/

Russian Unmanned Submarine Takes a Dive Into World's Deepest Oceanic Trench
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
Mariana Trench's lowest point is even more distant from sea level than the highest peak on Earth, Mount Everest. Only a few expeditions have ever made it to the bottom of the trench due to the extreme water pressure at its lowest points, making it a real challenge for any piece of equipment.
sputniknews.com/russia/202005091079255610-russian-unmanned-submarine-takes-a-dive-into-worlds-deepest-oceanic-trench/

Fairytales From Home: Milla Jovovich Reads Classical Russian Poetry for Children
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
While the pandemic continues, people are self-isolating in their homes, but for some it is a good opportunity to spend as much time as possible with their families

Su-34 Jets Make First Appearance at Victory Day Aerial Parade in Russia's Ekaterinburg – Videos
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
The Su-34 joined the Russian Air Force in 2014 as a multipurpose 4++ generation jet capable of striking ground targets and repelling attacks by hostile fighters utilising its high manoeuvrability.
sputniknews.com/75-victory-news/202005091079254690-su-34-jets-make-first-appearance-at-victory-day-aerial-parade-in-russias-ekaterinburg—videos/

Russian Aerobatic Teams Perform Stunts at Air Show Commemorating Victory Day – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-09
Earlier in the day, Moscow hosted an air show over Red Square and the Kremlin. A number of other festivities, including the military parade on Red Square, had to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
sputniknews.com/russia/202005091079255781-russian-aerobatic-teams-perform-stunts-at-air-show-commemorating-victory-day—video/

Turkish top diplomat marks Europe Day
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-09
Turkey is open to sincere and meaningful cooperation with the EU for a common future, Turkey's foreign minister said on Saturday to commemorate Europe Day.Europe Day, also known as the Schuman Day, is observed on May 9 each year to mark the Schuman Declaration in 1950 that proposed the formation of a European Coal and Steel Community, the predecessor to the EU.In a statement, Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey, a candidate country for EU membership, was ready to offer all kinds of support for the bloc to be a responsible, consistent and principled global actor.Underlining the necessity of EU reform, Cavusoglu said that…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkish-top-diplomat-marks-europe-day-3519033

WHO clause blocks UN Security Council virus resolution
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-09
The US and China have gridlocked the United Nations Security Council in a dispute centered on the World Health Organizations (WHO) and the novel coronavirus pandemic.Six-week talks for a COVID-19 draft resolution have grinder to a halt due to discussions on WHO, diplomatic sources told Anadolu Agency.The resolution, prepared by France and non-permanent member Tunisia, includes 90 days cease-fire in conflicts around the world due to the outbreak.While the US supports the global cease-fire call made by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, China has pushed for a reference to WHO in the resolution.Washington oppos…
yenisafak.com/en/news/who-clause-blocks-un-security-council-virus-resolution-3519037

Libya: Ex-British envoy calls probe into use of chemical arsenal
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-09
Former British Ambassador in Libya Peter Millet has called for an investigation into the use of banned chemical weapons in Libya.His tenure in the Libyan capital Tripoli in 2015-2018 had witnessed the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), leading the elimination of the chemical weapons under active western diplomacy and removal of category two material to Germany for destruction.He was responding to Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashaghe's statement that warlord Khalifa Haftar's forces had used chemical weapons against government forces on the Salah Al-Deen front, south of Tripoli.The acc…
yenisafak.com/en/news/libya-ex-british-envoy-calls-probe-into-use-of-chemical-arsenal-3519036

Russia records more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases in past day
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-09
Russian authorities said on Saturday they had recorded 10,817 new cases of the coronavirus in the last day, pushing the nationwide tally to 198,676.Russia's coronavirus taskforce said that 104 people had died overnight, bringing the national death toll to 1,827.Russian coronavirus cases overtook French and German infections this week to become the fifth-highest in the world.
yenisafak.com/en/world/russia-records-more-than-10000-new-coronavirus-cases-in-past-day-3519040

Spain's coronavirus daily death tolls falls to 179 on Saturday
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-09
Spain's daily death toll from the coronavirus fell to 179 on Saturday, down from 229 on the previous day, the health ministry reported.Overall deaths rose to 26,478 from 26,299 on Friday and the number of diagnosed cases rose to 223,578 from 222,857 the day before, the ministry said.
yenisafak.com/en/world/spains-coronavirus-daily-death-tolls-falls-to-179-on-saturday-3519038

Turkey neutralizes over 1,300 terrorists in 2020
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-09
Turkey has neutralized over 1,300 terrorists across five different operation areas since the beginning of 2020, the country's national defense minister said.In operations on Friday, a total of 17 terrorists in various regions were neutralized. The number of total terrorists neutralized in operation areas since Jan. 1 has reached 1,359, Hulusi Akar said on Friday in a meeting with high-ranking commanders.While anti-terror operations are ongoing, Turkish Armed Forces is also fighting the novel coronavirus at the same pace, Akar underlined."It is very important for us to continue these operations. At the same time,…
yenisafak.com/en/news/turkey-neutralizes-over-1300-terrorists-in-2020-3519042

The Coronavirus Crisis Has Exposed Germany's Ambition to Take Control of the EU
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-08
It has been repeatedly stated that the management of the coronavirus pandemic will be a barometer of how capable leaders are handling unprecedented crisis. Think how U.S. President Donald Trump has been lambasted all over the globe for letting coronavirus …
globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-exposed-germany-ambition-completely-control-eu/5712259

The Coronavirus Crisis Has Exposed Germany's Ambition to Take Control of the EU
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-08
It has been repeatedly stated that the management of the coronavirus pandemic will be a barometer of how capable leaders are handling unprecedented crisis. Think how U.S. President Donald Trump has been lambasted all over the globe for letting coronavirus …
globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-exposed-germany-ambition-completely-control-eu/5712259

Greece's Renewed Relations with Syria Further Isolates Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-08
On Tuesday, the Greek Foreign Ministry finally announced a restoration of relations between Greece and Syria and assigned former ambassador to Syria and Russia, Tasia Athanassiou, as a Special Envoy of Greece's Foreign Ministry for Syria. Greek Foreign Minister …
globalresearch.ca/greece-renewed-relations-syria-isolates-turkey/5712179

Greece's Renewed Relations with Syria Further Isolates Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-08
On Tuesday, the Greek Foreign Ministry finally announced a restoration of relations between Greece and Syria and assigned former ambassador to Syria and Russia, Tasia Athanassiou, as a Special Envoy of Greece's Foreign Ministry for Syria. Greek Foreign Minister …
globalresearch.ca/greece-renewed-relations-syria-isolates-turkey/5712179

Progressive youth in Denmark oppose Baltic gas pipeline project
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-08
Denmark's Socialist Youth Front expressed opposition to the Baltic gas pipeline project over environmental concerns, and appealed to the Danish people to sign a citizens petition calling for its cancellation…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/08/progressive-youth-in-denmark-oppose-baltic-gas-pipeline-project/

Victory in Europe Day: These American Corporations Aided Nazi Germany
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-08
May 8 marks the 75th anniversary of the Allied armies' victory in Europe, the day when they accepted the formal surrender of Nazi Germany after a bitter, six-year-long struggle that saw tens of millions killed in fighting, famines or exterminated in death camps. While many novel socially-distanced celebrations across the world are going on, some large corporations are laying low in the knowledge that they actively collaborated with and helped Hitler's war machine. | Standard Oil, a huge monolith now split up into a myriad of smaller ones, including Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP, and Marathon, was crucial to both prolon…
mintpressnews.com/victory-in-europe-day-these-american-corporations-aided-nazi-germany/267345/

Victory in Europe Day: These American Corporations Aided Nazi Germany
Alan MacLeod | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-08
From Coca-Cola to Nestle, some of the most iconic American brands eagerly took part in the Nazi experiment. | MPN– May 8 marks the 75th anniversary of the Allied armies' victory in Europe, the day when they accepted the formal surrender of Nazi Germany after a bitter, six-year-long struggle that saw tens of millions killed in fighting, famines or exterminated in death camps. While many novel socially-distanced celebrations across the world are going on, some large corporations are laying low in the knowledge that they actively collaborated with and helped Hitler's war machine. | Standard Oil, a huge monolith…

Victory in Europe Day: These American Corporations Aided Nazi Germany

Why Trump and Anti-Lockdown Protesters' Calls to Return to Normal Are Acts of White Supremacy
Sonali Kolhatkar | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-08
When the coronavirus pandemic was first declared, Americans dutifully stayed at home to prevent outbreaks like the ones playing out in China and Italy. Although a majority of Americans continue to support quarantine orders intended to quell the spread of the virus, a growing number of anti-lockdown protests across the nation are sending a clear…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/08/why-trump-and-anti-lockdown-protesters-calls-to-return-to-normal-are-acts-of-white-supremacy/

Final days of the war against fascism–from the Daily Worker archives
People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-08
75 years after the defeat of Hitler and the fall of fascism in Europe, we present highlights from those historic days as they were covered in the pages of the Daily Worker, predecessor of People's World. From the historic meeting of U.S. and Soviet troops at the Elbe River in late April 1945 to the …
peoplesworld.org/article/final-days-of-the-war-against-fascism-from-the-daily-worker-archives/

Talks underway with European airlies for resumption of flights: ICAO
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-08
TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA)

How the USSR made the World War II victory over German fascism a reality
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-05-08
On May 8, 1945, at 11: 01 pm Central European Time

'Situation fragile': EU says borders should stay closed until June 15 on Covid-19 fears
rt.com | 2020-05-08
The European Union will likely keep its external borders shut until June 15, after a recommendation from the European Commission to extend the current Covid-19 travel ban by another 30 days. | In a statement on Friday, the Commission said that despite progress in many countries, the coronavirus situation "remains fragile both in Europe and worldwide" and calls for "continued measures" to reduce the virus spread. | Lifting travel restrictions should therefore be effected in a "phased and coordinated" way in o…
rt.com/news/488191-eu-borders-shut-covid19-june/

V-E Day today marks the defeat of fascism in Europe
Victor Grossman | peoplesworld.org | 2020-05-08
BERLIN

V-E Day Plus 75: From a Moment of Victory to a Time of Pandemic
Andrew Bacevich | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-08
The 75th anniversary of Nazi Germany's surrender in May 1945 ought to prompt thoughtful reflection. For Americans, V-E Day, as it was then commonly called, marked the beginning of "our times." The Covid-19 pandemic may signal that our times are now coming to an end. Tom Engelhardt, editor and proprietor of TomDispatch, was born less…
counterpunch.org/2020/05/08/v-e-day-plus-75-from-a-moment-of-victory-to-a-time-of-pandemic/

Time to Change: Coronavirus and Refugees on Greece's Samos Island
Chris Jones | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-08
The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting every aspect of human life on earth. The challenge is awesome in its scale and scope. | To date we have no cases of the virus on Samos. But still its impact on life here …
globalresearch.ca/coronavirus-refugees-samos-island/5712203