Sunday’s news links – May 22, 2022

John Grisham: ‘There are tens of thousands of innocent people in prison and you don’t believe it because you’re white’ The Independent

I’m an abortion doula in the Deep South. This is what I want you to know. Scalawag

Union blasts Musk after misconduct allegation: ‘Flight attendants are not just another accessory’ NBC News

Michigan Election Official Alleges Trump Wanted Her ‘Tried for Treason, Potentially Executed’ for 2020 Results People

UN Special Rapporteur’s book on Julian Assange lays bare a decade-long witchhunt Peoples Dispatch

Haiti

The Root of Haiti’s Misery: Reparations to Enslavers Catherine Porter, Constant Méheut, Matt Apuzzo and Selam Gebrekidan

U.S. Marines in Somalia’s Bakara Market during the 1992-93 “Operation Restore Hope” military intervention.

Somalia

A history of naked imperialism continues as Biden approves Somalia redeployment TJ Coles

Greece

Communist-backed Panspoudastiki emerges victorious in student union elections in Greek universities Peoples Dispatch

Blocked seaports

No, The Ukraine War Has Not Stoked A Global Food Crisis. Moon of Alabama

Joining the West New Left Review

Some of the most ardent supporters of NATO membership can be found among Sweden and Finland’s business leaders. Last month, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö hosted a ‘secret NATO meeting’ in Helsinki. Among those in attendance were Swedish Minister of Finance Mikael Damberg, top-ranking military officials and powerful figures in the Swedish and Finnish business communities. Chief among them was the billionaire Swedish industrialist Jacob Wallenberg, whose family holdings add up to one third of the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Wallenberg has been NATO’s most enthusiastic cheerleader among Swedish executives. He is a regular participant in the Bilderberg Meeting, an elite group dedicated to spreading the gospel of Atlanticism and free markets. In the weeks leading up to Sweden’s decision to apply for NATO membership, the Financial Times predicted that the Wallenberg dynasty’s stance on Swedish accession would ‘weigh heavily’ on the ruling Social Democrats, over whom he is thought to hold considerable sway.

Nato Expansion and Turkey Craig Murray

Milley’s Latest Remarks On Great Powers & Technology Are Worth Paying Attention To Andrew Korybko

U.S./NATO war

Anti-war protesters rally in Rome, urge EU to halt arms deliveries to Kiev PressTV

The Maidan Massacre in Ukraine: Revelations from Trials and Investigation Ivan Katchanovski, University of Ottawa

From Gigi: Begin at 28:30 where he talks about people who hate ethnic Russians and the creation of Azov but the whole interview it just pure gold.


“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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