Tuesday’s news links – May 17, 2022

The Media Was the Most Powerful Player in the Popular Rebellion Shireen Abu Akleh

This text was written by Shireen Abu Akleh in 2016 for Majallat al-Dirasat al-Filastiniyyah. In it, she discusses the role of media coverage in Palestinian uprisings, specifically the “Popular Rebellion” of late 2015 and early 2016, which began as a response to Israeli raids on the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem.

Biden Escalates in Somalia Daniel Larison

Self-Determination – But not in the service of imperialism Fighting Words

U.S./NATO war

Did CIA train Ukrainian torturers? Lucas Leiroz

Oil and gas

EU Gives Companies Green Light to Keep Buying Russian Gas Bloomberg

EU fails to finalise embargo on Russian oil imports as Hungary vetoes proposal Irish Times

U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve drops to lowest level since 1987 Reuters

Texans told to conserve energy as six power plants go offline amid heatwave Independent

Surging natural gas prices squeeze U.S. industrial sector Reuters

“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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