Monday’s news links – May 2, 2022

Violence erupts in Paris as thousands of May Day protesters raise pressure on Macron France24

Paris Today (gendarmes beating protesters) Dagny Taggart

May 1st: “We workers want a dignified and well-paid job” Sonia Lemos, General Secretary of the Tareferos Union

International Democratic Federation of Women (FDIM)

International Women’s Federation Congress in Venezuela Ends with Meeting at Miraflores Palace Orinoco Tribune

China

China meets banks to discuss protecting assets from US sanctions Madeleine Bruder

Chinese Regulators, Banks Reportedly Brainstorm Ways to Save Assets Threatened by US Sputnik

As US chips away at its one-China policy, fears grow for Taiwan’s uneasy peace South China Morning Post

US Reportedly ‘Crisis-Planning’ With UK Over Alleged ‘China Threat’ to Taiwan Sputnik

NATO and AUKUS: the makings of an Asian NATO Orinoco Tribune

Ukraine

UKRAINE: The Real Zelensky Consortium News

Zelensky awards Pelosi the Order of Princess Olga, a Ukrainian civil honor Washington Post

The Little-Known International Charter At The Center of Ukraine War and China’s Future Defense Black Agenda Report

These countries are willing to risk US ire over Russia-Ukraine Stephen Kinzer

The two biggest countries in Latin America, Mexico and Brazil, have refused to impose sanctions on Russia or to curtail trade. South Africa, the economic powerhouse of the African continent, has done the same. Asia, though, is where the resistance to joining the pro-Ukraine bloc appears most deliberate and widespread. This has alarmed Washington.

U.S./NATO war

Is Nina Jankowicz still working for Ukraine? George Eliason

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the Xinhua News Agency (China), April 30, 2022

Ukraine is winning the battle on Twitter, but in the real world Kiev is losing the fight for the Donbass Scott Ritter

U.S. Troops Train Ukrainians in Germany as M777 Howitzers Are on the Way DOD News

Why Shouldn’t Russia Threaten US Carriers? Moon of Alabama

PayPal Cancels CN Account; May Seize Balance Consortium News


All over the world, wherever there are capitalists, freedom of the press means freedom to buy up newspapers, to buy writers, to bribe, buy and fake ‘public opinion’ for the benefit of the bourgeoisie. (V.I. Lenin, A Letter To G. Myasnikov, August 1921, Marxists Internet Archive)


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