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  1. United Auto Workers members at the University of California marched in Oakland. Attacks on campus occupations have led to unfair labor practice charges and even a strike vote. Photo: UAW Local 2865.

    More than 2,700 protesters have been arrested on 64 college campuses since the initial arrests at Columbia University in New York on April 18. Encampments have appeared at 184 campuses worldwide.
  2. Left to right: Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III, Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Richard Marles, Japanese Defense Minister Kihara Minoru, and Secretary of National Defense of Philippines Gilbert Teodoro pose for a group photo at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command headquarters, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, May 2, 2024. Photo: Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jack Sanders, DOD

    In early April 2024, the navies of four countries—Australia, Japan, the Philippines, and the United States—held a maritime exercise in the South China Sea. Australia’s Warramunga, Japan’s Akebono, the Philippines’ Antonio Luna, and the United States’ Mobile worked together in these waters to strengthen their joint abilities and—as they said in a joint statement—to “uphold the right to freedom of navigation and overflight and respect for maritime rights under international law.”
  3. NOAA photos of a coral before and after bleaching. (This particular coral recovered from the event.)

    Record levels of heat in the ocean are causing once-colorful coral reefs around the world to bleach a ghostly white.
  4. Donetsk residents march to commemorate the Donetsk People039;s Republic039;s declaration of independence from Ukraine, May 11, 2018. (Photo: Sputnik/Igor Maslov)

    According to Dmitri Kovalevich, the United States controls all decisions in Ukraine, not only military but also economic. “It is not the Ukrainian [military] command that decides where to advance, what to undermine, what to shell; Ukrainian soldiers are acting on the advice of Western instructors,” he said, referring to the actions of the Ukrainian armed forces.
  5. A mad world

    What if it’s not us who are sick, asks Rod Tweedy, but a system at odds with who we are as social beings?