Sunday’s news links – May 15, 2022

NATO is arming and training Nazis in Ukraine, as US floods Russia’s neighbor with weapons Benjamin Norton

NATO is sending weapons and trainers to help neo-Nazis in Ukraine’s white-supremacist Azov movement fight Russia. This follows numerous reports of Western government support for Ukrainian far-right extremists.

CLIMATE

Birds fall from the sky as heatwave scorches India Reuters

Pakistan city hits nearly 50C as blistering heatwave grips nation Al Jazeera

#COVID19

Don’t be fooled by the myths about kids and COVID flourishing on social media The Advocate

Trump officials and meat industry blocked life-saving Covid controls, investigation finds Guardian

Biden urges cities to spend Covid relief money on police, crime prevention NBC

Palestine

Modest improvement in U.S. coverage of Abu Akleh killing — but most reports remain biased Mondoweiss

The killing of Shireen Abu Akleh Columbia Journalism Review

Old Palestinian Wound Resurfaces at Israeli Resort NYTimes

Israeli soldiers had long denied killing prisoners after capturing an Arab seaside town, days after Israel’s creation. A new film provides fresh evidence — reopening a debate about Israel’s foundational story.

China

Fresh Off Russia, the U.S. Just Can’t Stop Provoking China CounterPunch

U.S./NATO war

If Ukraine Is Winning Why Is The U.S. Requesting A Ceasefire? Moon of Alabama

The Bizarre, Unanimous Dem Support for the $40b War Package to Raytheon and CIA: “For Ukraine” Glenn Greenwald

Nazis Are Actually Fine Now, According to the Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League Michael Tracey

Economy

Big Bottle: The Baby Formula Nightmare Matt Stoller

$11 Trillion and Counting: Global Stock Slump May Not Be Over Yahoo Finance

Crypto unTethered Michael Roberts

Texans asked to limit electricity use after six power plants go down ahead of a hot weekend Texas Tribune


“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


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