Saturday’s news links – May 21, 2022

They’ve got money for wars but can’t feed the poor – Tupac Shakur

Rents are soaring across the US – in some cities as much as 30% in just one year Guardian

Documents Show Baby Formula Maker Enriched Shareholders Amid Deadly Bacteria Outbreak Common Dreams

“Abbott chose to prioritize shareholders by issuing billions of dollars in stock buybacks instead of making productive investments,” said one economist.

Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy: Our Maternal Death Rates Are Only Bad If You Count Black Women Vanity Fair

Who is leading the United States to war? MR Online

U.S./NATO war

U.S. Preparing Plan To Destroy Russia’s Black Sea Fleet—Ukraine Newsweek

Bush Admits US Broke Promise on NATO Expansion Consortium News

NATO begins military drills near Russian border MR Online

Russia taking ‘countermeasures’ against Finland, Sweden joining NATO, cuts gas flows to Helsinki PressTV

Sitrep Operation Z: The Ukrainian fighters’ will to resist is deteriorating fast The Saker Staff

Khodakovsky’s (commander of Vostok Battalion) noted that they have +1,800 prisoners of war in custody. Another 80-90 surrendered over the past 24 hours and the estimate is that a few hundred is still in the hole.

It is visible! It is palpalable! Morale in the both the Armed Forces of the Ukraine as well as in the general society is dropping like a stone. Soldiers are laying down their weapons, surrendering or simply try to walk home after Azovstal, because the fairy tale, the fantasy of proud and committed nazi soldiers bravely resisting, has shattered. The will to resist from the Ukrainian side is crumbling fast.

Ukraine SitRep – Russians Break Through U.S. Bolsterism Moon of Alabama

Katerina Yushenko: [Ukraine] First Lady, CIA Asset Internationalist 360°

Michael Hudson on the Ongoing Economic War Peter Scott, RT anchor, interviews Michael Hudson

Michael Hudson adds edited portions of the interview that were not published in a comment.

Biden Redeploys Pentagon Troops to Somalia Fighting Words

Mali is Deprived of an Opportunity to Follow Policies Independent of the West NEO

“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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