2024-04-21: News Headlines

huffpost.com (2024-04-21). Israel’s Strike On Iran Prolongs Limbo For Palestinians The Biden administration is casting its attempt to temper the Rafah operation as distinct from its bid to prevent an Israel-Iran war. But to other observers, it’s impossible to separate the two. President Joe Biden is simultaneously the only outside world leader with the power to force a change in course for Israel, and a longtime ally of Israeli leadership who may be loath to seek their restraint

theguardian.com (2024-04-21). Gaza death toll passes 34,000 as Israel and Iran missile strikes grab global attention Grim milestone comes as G7 leaders urge Netanyahu not to press ahead with Rafah invasion

Codepink (2024-04-21). Rejecting the Facade: Unveiling the Ecological Toll of War and Genocide. pressenza.com

Codepink (2024-04-21). Rejecting the Facade: Unveiling the Ecological Toll of War and Genocide. pressenza.com By Melissa Garriga | Take Gaza, for instance. Its once-fertile farmland now lies barren, its water sources poisoned by conflict and neglect. The grim statistics speak volumes:

Editor (2024-04-21). 25 Years After the Columbine Massacre, Is There Any Hope to End America’s Epidemic of Gun Violence? scheerpost.com

Staff (2024-04-21). US provides political protection for Israeli massacres: Hamas chief. muslimmirror.com ISTANBUL : Hamas Political Bureau Chief Ismail Haniyeh said Saturday that tens of thousands of people in the Gaza Strip have been killed using US weapons, adding that Washington’s veto against the establishment of a Palestinian state at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) effectively provides political protection for Tel Aviv’s actions. “The US position …

Marjorie Cohn, Truthout. (2024-04-21). Iran’s Attack Was A Legal Response To Israel’s Illegal Attack. popularresistance.org On April 1, Israel mounted an unprovoked military attack on a building that was part of the Iranian Embassy complex in Damascus, Syria, killing seven of Iran’s senior military advisers and five additional people. The victims included Gen. Mohamad Reza Zahedi, head of Iran’s covert military operations in Lebanon and Syria, and two other senior generals. | Although Israel’s attack violated the United Nations Charter, the UN Security Council refused to condemn it because the United States, the U.K. and France exercised their vetoes on April 4.

Roger D. Harris, Popular Resistance. (2024-04-21). US Reimposes Illegal And Inhumane Oil Sanctions On Venezuela. popularresistance.org A minute after midnight on April 18, the US reimposed coercive economic measures designed to cripple Venezuela’s oil industry. Later that day, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a new sanctions bill on Nicaragua. Meanwhile, Cuba protested the US’s six-decade blockade as talks resumed between the two countries on migration. | At a time of challenged US dollar hegemony and questioning of the neoliberal order, the three countries striving to build socialist societies in the Americas pose a “threat of a good example.” | Also on April 18, Biden announced new sanctions on Iran.

Caitlin Johnstone (2024-04-21). In Gaza The Sniper Drones Are Crying Like Babies. caitlinjohnstone.com.au The drones play recordings of crying babies and women screaming in distress in order to lure people out into the open, and then shoot them.

Angela (2024-04-21). Sunday 4/21: Sacramento: Ceasefire Demonstration. indybay.org South Side Park | Corner of 7th & T St. | Sacramento, CA…

Ceasefire Postcards (2024-04-21). Sunday 4/21: Ceasefire Postcards to Congress Pop-Up. indybay.org Heyma Yemeni Coffee at 1122 University Ave in Berkeley…

Eman Alhaj Ali (2024-04-21). Trapped in a nightmare. electronicintifada.net Food tastes bland when dreams are being crushed.

Samir Saul, Michel Seymour (2024-04-21). The United States in Ukraine and Gaza: double standards, really? pressenza.com Should not the silence of the West in the face of the genocide currently underway in Gaza prompt skepticism about the loud cries of moral indignation of this same West in the face of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? Some people are surprised to see Western countries adopt a different position in the two cases. They criticize, for example, the United States for adopting a policy based on double standards. They think that this country should condemn Israel’s invasion of Gaza, just as it condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. | Unfortunately, this is a short-sighted analysis. Those who think this way do not see that w…


Angela (2024-04-21). Saturday 5/4: Webinar: Challenging Christian Silence Regarding the Gaza Genocide. indybay.org Zoom (Registration link is below)…

Staff (2024-04-21). Will Palestinian Spring emerge from the ashes of 2011 Arab Spring? muslimmirror.com By Latheef Farook Iran’s use of hundreds of drones and missiles directly hitting at Israel exposed neighbouring Arab countries of their secret support to Israeli-US European genocide of Palestinians in Gaza and their evil designs against the region. Ever since the June 1967 war of aggression when Israel annexed West Bank,Gaza,Golan Heights and East Jerusalem, …

Staff (2024-04-21). Pakistanis hold massive demo in support of Palestinians. muslimmirror.com Islamabad : Pro-Palestine supporters thronged the streets of Pakistan’s historic city of Lahore on Saturday night to express their solidarity with the people in the Gaza Strip and denounce the ongoing Israeli genocide of Palestinians. According to IRNA correspondent, supporters of the Palestinian resistance held a massive rally under the title “Labbaik al-Aqsa” and marched …

midwesternmarx (2024-04-21). US Vetos Palestine’s Bid for UN membership. By: Alfred De Zayas. midwesternmarx.com On 18 May the Security Council was seized of a resolution that would have granted UN membership to Palestine. Twelve members of the SC voted in favor of the resolution, while two countries — the UK and Switzerland — abstained. The US vetoed it.[1]I would have been surprised if the US had voted in favor or abstained. The voting record at the Security Council documents dozens upon dozens of unjustified vetoes by the US, mostly to shield Israel from being called to account, …

Paul Craig Roberts (2024-04-21). “Israel is a lunatic state” thealtworld.com Norman Finkelstein is perhaps America’s top expert on Israel. Finkelstein is himself a Jew, and his parents are “Holocaust survivors,” although his mother seems to have expressed doubts about the scale of the Holocaust. | Finkelstein’s problem is that he is honest, and it has cost him heavily. | The powerful Israel Lobby was able to reach into a Catholic University and cancel Finkelstein’s grant of tenure, resulting in his dismissal. | Having seen the Israel Lobby’s opposition to Finkelstein, no university has dared to employ this outstanding scholar. Many Americans are unaware that Israel rules almost every Amer…

Erik De Jong, Alina Tatarova, Left Voice. (2024-04-21). Occupy Against The Occupation: Protest At Germany’s Parliament. popularresistance.org A small, makeshift village where you would not expect one: right outside the German parliament or Bundestag. In the last two weeks, what started as a protest camp has steadily grown, with kitchen tents, information stands, daily workshops, and at least thirty sleeping tents. In the background, the Israeli flag flies over the Bundestag, flanked by the German and European Union flags. The sound of fifty to a hundred people fills the air — chants, speeches, music, and casual conversation in a mixture of German, English, and Arabic.

Bharat Dogra (2024-04-21). The Many-Sided Escalation in Middle East? No Sanctions against Israel. Ramping Up the Sanctions against Iran. globalresearch.ca

Editor (2024-04-21). Under UN Charter, Iran’s Attack Was a Legal Response to Israel’s Illegal Attack. scheerpost.com

Editor (2024-04-21). Ralph Nader: Palestinians as “The Others” scheerpost.com By Ralph Nader / Nader.org Throughout history, military empires have reduced their victims, their subjugated, and their abducted to a state of “The Others.” The political and mass media institutions usually follow suit by supporting their empire’s predatory policies with slanted coverage. Such is the case with the U.S. global and the Israeli regional empires. …

(2024-04-21). Journalist casualties in the Israel-Gaza war. Arlene Getz/CPJ Editorial Director

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2024-04-21). Israel’s Psychological War on the Palestinians. libya360.wordpress.com Ghina Abi-Ghannam Walid Daqqa’s Searing Consciousness (Or on Redefining Torture) On April 7th 2024, Walid Daqqa was martyred in Zionist captivity 37 years and 2 weeks after he was arrested on March 25th 1986. The Israeli military court prosecuted Walid for his role in commanding a unit that killed an active-duty Israeli soldier— an accusation that he…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2024-04-21). Water crisis adds to women’s health burden amidst war on Gaza. peoplesdispatch.org Over 34,000 people have been killed in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since October 7, 2023. Among them are over 10,000 women, 6,000 of whom have left 19,000 orphaned children, according to a recent United Nations

Arlene Getz (2024-04-21). Journalist casualties in the Israel-Gaza war. cpj.org Editor’s notes: The list below is CPJ’s most recent and preliminary account of journalist deaths in the war. Our database will not include all of these casualties until we have completed further investigations into the circumstances surrounding them. For more information, read our FAQ. The Israel-Gaza war has taken a severe toll on journalists since…

ptcnews.tv (2024-04-21). Israel-Hamas conflict: 14 killed in Israel’s operation on refugee camp in West Bank. ptcnews.tv Israel-Hamas conflict: Amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, at least 14 people have been killed during the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) operation at the Nur al-Shams refugee camp in the West Bank, citing the Palestinian Ministry of Health.The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported discovering bodies and injured individuals within the camp, as the IDF began withdrawing partially from the area. Video footage recorded by residents depicts a bulldozer demolishing a building while IDF vehicles depart the camp after conducting a 24-hour raid. Ambulances are seen entering the camp following the IDF withd…

Editor (2024-04-21). Finkelstein: Israel Is Prepared to Drag the Rest of the World Down with Them. scheerpost.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-21). Mayo Clinic Platform expands global footprint of its distributed data network. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The first-of-its-kind alliance moves into new regions to transform global healthcare and improve access, diagnostics and treatments for patients everywhere. ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Platform continues to expand its distributed data network, Mayo Clinic Platform_Connect1, which now includes eight of the world’s leading health systems across three continents: Seoul National University Hospital, SingHealth and UC Davis Health, which join Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Mayo Clinic, Mercy, Sheba Medical Center and University Health Network (UHN)…

Peoples Health Dispatch (2024-04-21). Water crisis adds to women’s health burden amidst war on Gaza. peoplesdispatch.org Over 34,000 people have been killed in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since October 7, 2023. Among them are over 10,000 women, 6,000 of whom have left 19,000 orphaned children, according to a recent United Nations

Rev. Dr. Don Wagner (2024-04-21). Palestinians warn of a Jewish and Christian Zionist plot to threaten Al-Aqsa Mosque, starting with a red heifer from Texas. mondoweiss.net Palestinians are warning the world of threats by Israeli religious extremists and Christian Zionists to implement a bizarre but lethal plot to demolish the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque to make way for the Third Jewish Temple.

Khadija Quadri Al Jilani (2024-04-21). Police brutality and mass arrests of Palestine protesters in Chicago may be precursor to the DNC. mondoweiss.net On April 15, Chicago police aggressively prevented marchers during the worldwide A15 day of action. Organizers say the repression was a message from the city ahead of the upcoming Democratic National Convention in August.

scorinoco (2024-04-21). President of Ecuador Declares State of Emergency for ‘Crisis in Electrical Sector’. orinocotribune.com The president of Ecuador, Daniel Noboa, issued a new decree for a state of emergency to combat the “serious internal commotion and public calamity, caused by the emergency in the electrical sector.” | This new state of emergency was declared on Friday, April 20, just two days before a national referendum on the Constitution and the president’s militarization policy. | With a 60-day validity, the decree provides for the mobilization of the National Police and the Armed Forces in the streets of Ecuador supposedly for guaranteeing the security of critical energy infrastructure facilities, “to prevent sabotage, terro…

Staff (2024-04-21). Venezuela: Manuel Rosales Withdraws From Presidential Race in Favor of Edmundo González (+Misogyny, Homophobia, Racism). orinocotribune.com Caracas ( The PUD registered Gonzalez on March 26 after the National El…

scorinoco (2024-04-21). Continuing Mexico’s Fourth Transformation (Interview). orinocotribune.com Mexico is heading to elections on June 2. Ahead of these, United World International’s Yunus Soner spoke to Pedro Vázquez González, member of the National Coordination Committee of the Labor Party (Partido del Trabajo) and federal deputy in the Mexican Congress. | YS: Thanks for taking the time. Elections are coming up in Mexico… | Vázquez: Indeed, we have the largest election in the history of Mexico because not only will the presidency of the republic or the Federal Legislative Branch, which is the Chamber of Deputies and the Chamber of Senators, be at stake, but we will also have elections for nine governors…

mforinoco (2024-04-21). For Brazilian Social Movements, Lula’s Program for Agrarian Reform Doesn’t Solve Urgent Problems. orinocotribune.com By Gabriela Moncau — Apr 18, 2024 | Peasant organizations point out that the announced measures do not tackle the country’s land concentration | In 11 Brazilian states, 28 large estates were

mforinoco (2024-04-21). US Blocks Full UN Membership for Palestine. orinocotribune.com | The US vetoed on 18 April a The resolution — put forth by Algeria — was widely supported, with 12 member states voting in favor of the resolution, including Japan, France, South Korea, Slovenia, Russia, and China. Switzerland and the UK abstained. | US Deputy Envoy to the UN, Robert Wood, reiterated Washington’s stance that statehood for Palestine can only…

Natalia Marques, People’s Dispatch. (2024-04-21). Columbia Students Continue Gaza Solidarity Encampment. popularresistance.org On the morning of April 19, Columbia students emerged from their tents camped out on the main lawn of Columbia University’s campus in New York City, after having held their ground for over 48 hours in what organizers dubbed the “Gaza solidarity encampment.” This action was coordinated entirely by the students, who are part of various organizations including Columbia University Apartheid Divest, Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine, and Columbia Jewish Voice for Peace. On Friday, inspired by the bold action taken by student organizers, students at both the University of North Carolina and Miami University in…

Kevin Gosztola, The Dissenter. (2024-04-21). US Military Contractor Finally Goes On Trial For Abu Ghraib Torture. popularresistance.org A civil trial against CACI Premier Technology, a United States military contractor that allegedly engaged in torture at Abu Ghraib prison, begins today in Alexandria, Virginia. | Nearly 16 years ago, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a lawsuit on behalf of four Iraqi torture survivors. CACI repeatedly sought to derail the case through various legal maneuvers. One Iraqi torture survivor was dismissed from the lawsuit, and CACI International successfully had their company removed as a defendant.

Chao Liu, Cooper Quintin, Electronic Frontier Foundation. (2024-04-21). Internet Service Providers Plan To Subvert Net Neutrality. popularresistance.org In the absence of strong net neutrality protections, internet service providers (ISPs) have made all sorts of plans that would allow them to capitalize on something called “network slicing.” While this technology has all sorts of promise, what the ISPs have planned would subvert net neutrality—the principle that all data be treated equally by your service provider—by allowing them to recreate the kinds of “fast lanes” we’ve already agreed should not be allowed. If their plans succeed, then the new proposed net neutrality protections will end up doing far less for consumers than the old rules did.

Kim Kelly, In These Times. (2024-04-21). The Nation’s Coal Miners Get A Rare Piece Of Good News. popularresistance.org Today, the Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) officially published a new federal safety rule aimed at reducing the amount of silica dust that coal miners breathe during their long shifts underground. As In These Times reported in a 2023 investigation, the prior standard allowed miners to be exposed to as much as 100 micrograms of silica dust per cubic meter, which was twice as high as the silica limit for workers in all other industries. The new rule slashes the limit to 50 micrograms‚Äâ—‚Äâa level first recommended in 1974.

Ajamu Baraka, Black Agenda Report. (2024-04-21). Opening Remarks From Ajamu Baraka At The 2024 UNAC Conference. popularresistance.org All power to the people! All power to the people! This call that we make is not a call just as an empty slogan. But it reflects a historic objective. It reflects the kind of objective we all have to strive for. Because without power residing with the people, we can’t make any kind of changes. So we have to remind ourselves why we are here. Why we, in fact, struggle. And so this evening, this is going to be sort of the beginning of a celebration, if you will. As Joe Lombardo just indicated, we are here at a very historic moment. | There’s something different this evening than in any of the past UNAC conferences, i…

Editor (2024-04-21). Ron Kovic: “A Dangerous Country: An American Elegy” scheerpost.com

Editor (2024-04-21). House Passes $95 Billion Foreign War Bills. scheerpost.com

teleSUR (2024-04-21). Venezuelan Consultation Fosters Participatory Democracy. telesurenglish.net On Sunday, Venezuelans are participating in a major national consultation called “Communes Can Do More,” which will allow them to choose and prioritize development projects. | RELATED: | From 06: 00 to 18: 00 local time, over 15,718 voting stations will receive citizens residing in 335 municipalities across the country’s 24 states. | All of this involves the activation of 4,049 communal circuits in popular assemblies…

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2024-04-21). The Siege of Leningrad, The Most Gruesome Episode of World War II: An Anniversary the West Would Rather Forget. globalresearch.ca

Brian Berletic (2024-04-21). US passing its Ukraine arms/ammunition funding. thealtworld.com US passing its Ukraine arms/ammunition funding doesn’t solve the persistent problem of not enough arms and ammunition available to buy with it in the first place. | Packages will be sent, but just as with previous packages, containing not nearly what Ukraine needs to sustain operations on the battlefield. | I see a lot of anger and even panic over a development that changes nothing fundamentally. | The resulting package may reflect monthly production lumped together over the period of time the funding was delayed, seeming “large” but in reality a continuation of critical shortages. | Those disappointed that US re…

Caitlin Johnstone (2024-04-21). In Gaza The Sniper Drones Are Crying Like Babies. thealtworld.com Listen to a reading of this article (reading by Tim Foley): | They’re hunting civilians with armed quadcopters in Gaza. | The drones This is reportedly happening at the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza, where people live in total darkness at night and have no connection to the outside world.

Ray Acheson (2024-04-21). Solidarity to Stop AUKUS. counterpunch.org Australian Nuclear Free Alliance gathering, March 2024. Image by Ray Acheson. | AUKUS is the awkward-sounding acronym for “Australia-United Kingdom-United States”—a trilateral military alliance that stands poised to waste billions of dollars, proliferate high-level radioactive material and impose its safekeeping on First Nations communities for hundreds of thousands of years, increase global militarism and potentially provoke a nuclear war. If this doesn’t sound like a good investment to you, you’re not wrong. The deeper one digs into the details of this deal, the more one becomes flummoxed by cascading…

Will Falk (2024-04-21). The Great Salt Lake is Disappearing… So Utah Bans Rights of Nature. counterpunch.org Image by Erin Testone. | Though Utah’s state government has failed to pull the Great Salt Lake from the verge of collapse, on March 20, 2024, Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed a law that prohibits the state and local governments from granting legal personhood to animals, plants, or major ecosystems like the Great Salt Lake. The law is a reaction to a growing rights of nature movement in Utah seeking to secure legal personhood for the Great Salt Lake. By passing this law, Utah joins Ohio and Florida in banning rights of nature as a response to popular, grassroots campaigns seeking to secure rights-based protecti…

Dave DeCamp (2024-04-21). US Agrees To Withdraw From Niger. news.antiwar.com The Biden administration has agreed to a request from Niger’s military-led government to withdraw US troops from the West African nation. Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell told Nigerien Prime Minister Ali Lamine Zeine that the US planned to leave during a meeting on Friday. “We’ve agreed to begin conversations within days about how to …

Dave DeCamp (2024-04-21). US Considering Sending Military Advisers to Ukraine. news.antiwar.com The US is considering increasing its small military presence in Ukraine by sending up to 60 additional military advisers, POLITICO reported on Saturday, the same day the House approved $61 billion in spending for the proxy war. Four unnamed US officials told POLITICO that the additional troops would “support logistics and oversight efforts for the …

Rhoda Wilson (2024-04-21). I will never accept another mRNA vaccine, MP says. expose-news.com During a debate in parliament, Neale Hanvey, Member of Parliament (“MP”) for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, noted that mRNA injections had been found to be contaminated with plasmid DNA and contained cancer-causing SV40. …

Rhoda Wilson (2024-04-21). Dr. Meryl Nass: WHO’s pandemic plans are built on lies and misdirection. expose-news.com WHO is not an honest broker, Dr. Meryl Nass told a room of Italian politicians, doctors and nurses. “Its pandemic plans are built on lies and misdirection.” In Rome on Friday, the …

Patricia Harrity (2024-04-21). THE END OF HUMANITY — As Planned By The Global Leaders. expose-news.com Did you know there is an official agenda, one which is heavily promoted by the World Economic Forum to replace the human race with robots, cyborgs and AI? Their plan is to …

Patricia Harrity (2024-04-21). ‘Prescription Drugs Are the Leading Cause of Death’ according to Peter Gotzsche, Co-Founder of the Cochrane Collaboration. expose-news.com Peter Gotzsche was named Professor of Clinical Research Design and Analysis at the University of Copenhagen in 2010 and was the co founder of the Cochrane Collaboration which was for a long …

The Exposé (2024-04-21). SHOCKING: CDC confirms there have been over 1 Million Excess Deaths among the elderly since FDA “approved” COVID Vaccine. expose-news.com Shocking statistics, quietly published by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveal over one million excess deaths have been recorded among people aged 65 and over ever since the Food and …

Richard Gale (2024-04-21). America’s Love Affair with Highly Toxic Chemicals: DDT, Agent Orange, Depleted Uranium, Glyphosate. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Emanuel Garcia (2024-04-21). Let’s Talk About the Moon: Was Apollo 11 a Hoax? globalresearch.ca

Prof. Claudia von Werlhof (2024-04-21). Global WAR-NING! Geoengineering Is Wrecking Our Planet and Humanity. globalresearch.ca World leaders are meeting in Glasgow at COP-26. All eyes are now on “the imminent dangers of CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions”. The “climate emergency” is a timely instrument of propaganda used to distract people from questioning “the real crisis”, namely the Covid-19 “plandemic”.

Felicity Arbuthnot (2024-04-21). Ukraine: US Launches a Fascist Government, and World War Three? globalresearch.ca It all started on March 5, 2014: a US sponsored fascist coalition government under the disguise of democracy was installed in Ukraine. | With historical foresight pertaining to the dangers of a Third World War, this article by Felicity Arbuthnot was …

Julie Lévesque (2024-04-21). “Democratization” and Anti-Semitism in Ukraine: When Neo-Nazi Symbols Become “The New Normal” globalresearch.ca In the Ukraine parliament, extremist symbols are on display. The flags of France, the UK, Canada, hang alongside those of the Neo-Nazi Svoboda party together with two White supremacist flags.

Felicity Arbuthnot (2024-04-21). Ukraine: US Launches a Fascist Government, and World War Three? globalresearch.ca It all started on March 5, 2014: a US sponsored fascist coalition government under the disguise of democracy was installed in Ukraine. | With historical foresight pertaining to the dangers of a Third World War, this article by Felicity Arbuthnot was …

Watching Dept of Public Health (2024-04-21). Demonstrators Demand: Keep Masks in Healthcare Settings and Jails in San Francisco! Pt 1. indybay.org Photos by Dan Ryan @pictopticon from a rally this week to demand that San Francisco Department of Public Health keep in place its mask mandate for workers in healthcare settings and jails which is set to expire on 4/30/2024.

Fridays for Future Sacramento (2024-04-21). Friday 4/19: Sacramento: Global Climate Strike – March to CA Capitol. indybay.org Meet at Crocker Park, 211 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 | Then we march to the Capitol of California…

Christina Beach (2024-04-21). Tuesday 4/30: The Occupation of the American Mind Film Screening for Palestine Solidarity. indybay.org 510 Firehouse, 815 Alice Street, Oakland…

Angela (2024-04-21). Friday 4/26: Power Half Hour for Gaza. indybay.org Zoom | http: //jvp.org/gazaph…

Nevada County IWW (2024-04-21). Wednesday 5/1: Occupy Mill Street. indybay.org Walking only section of Mill street in Grass Valley…

Angela (2024-04-21). Wednesday 4/24: Virtual Delegation Webinar: Live from Al Khalil. indybay.org Online (Registration link is below)…

San Jose Against War (2024-04-21). Saturday 4/20: Hands Off Iran: San Jose Emergency Action. indybay.org Military recruitment offices, 2326 McKee Rd, San Jose…

Watching Dept of Public Health (2024-04-21). Demonstrators Demand: Keep Masks in Healthcare Settings and Jails in San Francisco! Pt 2. indybay.org Photos by Dan Ryan @pictopticon from a rally last week to demand that San Francisco Department of Public Health keep in place its mask mandate for workers in healthcare settings and jails which is set to expire on 4/30/2024. Pt 2 is Focus on Speakers…

Angela (2024-04-21). Saturday 4/20: San Diego Peace Vigil for Palestine. indybay.org Entry to Ocean Beach | Sunset Cliffs Blvd and W Point Loma Blvd | San Diego, CA…

Green City Project, Planet Drum (2024-04-21). Sunday 4/21: Earth Day SF Festival 2024. indybay.org The New Farm | 10 Cargo Way | San Francisco, CA 94124 | Family-friendly event…

Leon Kunstenaar (2024-04-21). Young People Reclaim Earth Day. indybay.org Environmental and peace groups joined to call out genocidal slaughters in Palestine, Sudan and Congo. Actions in front of BNY Mellon Bank and BlackRock…

Angela (2024-04-21). Monday 4/22: Rep. Ro Khanna's Fremont Town Hall. indybay.org Ohlone College’s Jackson Theatre | 43600 Mission Blvd | Fremont, CA…

Phil Pasquini (2024-04-21). Kansas At last Allows Removal of Racist Property Covenants. indybay.org At long last, on April 5, the Kansas state legislature passed HB 2562 by a vote of 123 to 0. The bill includes a provision concerning racial covenants attached to property documents allowing property owners for a fee to “… release such covenants from their property by recording a certificate of release of prohibited covenants with the Register of Deeds.” Governor Laura Kelly approved and signed the bill into law on April 19.

Center for Biological Diversity (2024-04-21). Agencies Cancel Plan to Frack Oil Wells, Build Pipelines in Los Padres National Forest. indybay.org VENTURA COUNTY, Calif., April 15, 2024 — Two federal agencies have confirmed the cancellation of applications for permits proposed a decade ago to drill and frack eight new wells on federal public land in Los Padres National Forest. The announcement, made April 3, comes just weeks after California officials proposed a statewide ban on this extremely dangerous fossil fuel extraction technique.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2024-04-21). La Naturaleza como sujeto de derecho: respondiendo a sus críticos. indybay.org

Angela (2024-04-21). Wednesday 4/24: Webinar: Mobilizing for Gaza: Creating Jobs for Palestinians. indybay.org Zoom (Registration link is below)…

Angela (2024-04-21). Sunday 4/28: Virtual Poetry Reading: Things You May Find Hidden in My Ear. indybay.org

Anjoulie Woodhead (2024-04-21). World Leaders Meet for Spring IMF, World Bank and G20 Meetings. indybay.org World leaders, finance ministers, business groups, academics and development organizations attend the Spring IMF, World Bank and G20 meetings.

Ghillar Michael Anderson (2024-04-21). Commemorate the Frontier Wars with us this Anzac Day. indybay.org Ghillar, Michael Anderson, Convenor of the Sovereign Union, last surviving member of the founding four of the Aboriginal Embassy and Head of State of the Euahlayi Peoples Republic explains the profound importance of commemorating the Frontier Wars and the need to bury and memorialise the dead before we can go forward.

Angela (2024-04-21). Thursday 5/16: Virtual War Tax Resistance Workshop. indybay.org Online (Registration link is below)…

Old Capitol Books (2024-04-21). Friday 4/19: Punk Revolution: Book Talk with Author John Malkin. indybay.org Old Capitol Books, 482 Alvarado St., Downtown Monterey…

Santa Cruz News (2024-04-21). REI Workers in Santa Cruz Vote to Unionize. indybay.org On April 18, workers at the REI store in Santa Cruz voted 32-12 in favor of forming a union. The workers filed for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board on March 14, at which time they announced their intent to join United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) Local 5. The Santa Cruz REI store is the second REI location in the Bay Area to unionize, and the tenth nationwide. REI Workers in Santa Cruz say they are unionizing for “fair pay, sustainable schedule practices, and better working conditions.”

midwesternmarx (2024-04-21). How CIA and MI6 Created ISIS. By: Kit Klarenberg. midwesternmarx.com ​Within just 24 hours of the horrific mass shooting in Moscow’s Crocus City Hall on March 22nd, which left at least 137 innocent people dead and 60 more critically wounded, US officials blamed the slaughter on ISIS-K, Daesh’s South-Central Asian branch. For many, the attribution’s celerity raised suspicions Washington was seeking to decisively shift Western public and Russian government focus away from the actual culprits – be that Ukraine, and/or Britain …

midwesternmarx (2024-04-21). Property and Debt in Ancient Rome. Michael Hudson. midwesternmarx.com Traditional societies usually had restrictions to prevent self-support land from being alienated outside of the family or clan. By holding that the essence of private property is its ability to be sold or forfeited irreversibly, Roman law removed the archaic checks to foreclosure that prevented property from being concentrated in the hands of the few. This Roman concept of property is essentially creditor-oriented, and quickly became predatory.​Roman land tenure was based increasing …

midwesternmarx (2024-04-21). ON THE GENERAL DISCUSSION DOCUMENT FOR THE CPUSA’S 2024 NATIONAL CONVENTION. PART THREE: THE FASCIST DANGER. By: Thomas Riggins. midwesternmarx.com GDD 3 Part Three— THE FASCIST DANGER [part one here, part 2 here]First, what is fascism? According to THE AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY it is “A system of government marked by centralization of authority under a dictator, a capitalist economy subject to stringent governmental controls, violent suppression of the opposition, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.”Trump, MAGA, and Republicans are often called “fasc …

midwesternmarx (2024-04-21). Science and Freedom: Toward a New Revolutionary Epistemology. By: Sambarta Chatterjee and Purba Chatterjee. midwesternmarx.com Paul Robeson, speaking of the scientific achievements of the West which have formed the bedrock of its claim to supremacy, posed a question for the 20th century: “having found the key, has Western man—Western bourgeois man—sufficient strength left to turn it in the lock?”1​Today, as we witness the spectacular and terrifying unraveling of the West, this question takes on a new urgency. Western epistemology, rooted in white supremacy and domination, has proved …

midwesternmarx (2024-04-21). On the Marxist Critique of Heidegger. By: Carlos L. Garrido. midwesternmarx.com ​Martin Heidegger is undoubtedly one of the most creative and influential philosophers of the 20th century. Virtually all areas of philosophy, along with many other disciplines as well, have had to tackle in one form or another the questions he poses, and the insights he provides. His work grasped the zeitgeist of the 1930s and 40s for most of continental philosophy. It is a tour de force Marxist philosophers must face head on. Simply calling it ‘bourgeois,’ ‘Nazi& …

midwesternmarx (2024-04-21). Understanding the Laws Underlying the Development of Chinese Civilization. By: Qiu Ping. midwesternmarx.com ​At a meeting on cultural inheritance and development held in Beijing, June 2, 2023, President Xi Jinping put forward a holistic and systematic explanation of the distinctive features of Chinese civilization—consistency, originality, unity, inclusiveness, and a peaceful nature. President Xi’s profound exposition has granted us a deeper understanding of the laws underlying the development of Chinese civilization by shedding light on its intrinsic characteristics.​Chinese …

midwesternmarx (2024-04-21). Totalitarianism: On Liberalism’s Wrongful Equating of Stalin and Hitler. By: Marc-Antoine Dupuis. midwesternmarx.com ​The Soviet Union will be accused of many evils by the West. The author of “The Gulag Archipelago,” Solzhenitsyn, even going as far as accusing the USSR of having killed 110 million people (Le Monde 1976). This is an exaggerated case but symptomatic of Cold War propaganda. One of the most well-known discourses stemming from the Cold War is the comparison between Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin: they are totalitarian twins. Popularized by Arendt (1907-1975), she identifies Nazi German …

midwesternmarx (2024-04-21). Power to the People. By: Michael Rotenshtern. midwesternmarx.com ​United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) conference,”Decolonization and the Fight Against Imperialism”.April 5 — April 7, 2024The recent 2024 United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) conference, brought together an international group of activists from member organizations who are mobilizing against imperialism, racism, and neo-liberal policies around the world. ​What did people say at the UNAC? They said: “Stop the wars at home …

midwesternmarx (2024-04-21). On the newest arms deal for Japan. By: Kyle Pettis. midwesternmarx.com ​Japan being drawn into any conflict over Taiwan is essential for the US ability to maintain Combat Air Patrol capabilities over Taiwan. Control over the skies is imperative for any US military operation near there.The US carrier fleet, while the strongest in the world, is still incapable of contending with the land based air power that China can bring to bear over Taiwan, especially since China continues to invest in the research and development of stronger long range anti-ship mis …

Staff (2024-04-21). CAA will be repealed when INDIA Bloc comes to power, says Chidambaram. muslimmirror.com Thiruvananthapuram : Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday said the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will be repealed in the first session of Parliament after the INDIA Bloc forms the government at the Centre. Chidambaram said the intention of the Congress party is to repeal the CAA even though it is not mentioned in …

Staff (2024-04-21). Aligarh Muslim voters deem LS polls crucial for protecting community’s rights. muslimmirror.com Aligarh : Campaigning in Aligarh is subdued with major parties focusing on their core support bases. In the Muslim community, views on this Lok Sabha election seem to vary, with some seeing it as crucial for India’s pluralism while others feel neglected by political parties. Muslims are a sizeable community in the Aligarh parliamentary constituency. …

Staff (2024-04-21). Gyanvapi in the light of Babri Masjid. muslimmirror.com By Haider Abbas As the issue of Gyanvapi Mosque in Benarus all set to snowball, there is an indispensable need to see the case in the light of Ramjanambhumi/Babri Masjid imbroglio, about how the Muslim side has been ‘left in a lurch’ by the entire judicial system! In this purported age of science, democracy and …

Ana Luisa Brown (2024-04-21). Cuban sports glory expresses pride for attending Olympic Games. plenglish.com Paris, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban former 400- and 800-meter runner Ana Fidelia Quirot valued the importance of competing in the Olympic Games and feeling followed by millions of people at home.

Ana Luisa Brown (2024-04-21). Vietnam to resume gold bullion auctions next Monday. plenglish.com Hanoi, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) The State Bank of Vietnam (BEV) announced the resumption of gold bullion auctions next Monday, which have not been held in the country for more than a decade.

Javier Arana Villasusa (2024-04-21). Caribbean countries rename commemoration on end of slavery. plenglish.com Port-of-Spain, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Starting this year, Caribbean countries will rename August 1, which commemorates the end of slavery imposed by British colonialism in the region, as African Emancipation Day, local media reported.

GAIA (2024-04-21). New Data: Plastic Production Must Be Cut by 12% to 17% Per Year to Avoid Catastrophic Climate Change. pressenza.com Global Leaders to Meet This Month to Negotiate Production Cuts in Plastics Treaty | Berkeley, CA, USA— In advance of the fourth round of United Nations negotiations for an international plastics treaty in Ottawa April 23-29, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (LBNL) has released a groundbreaking study revealing the enormous climate impact of plastic production. According to LBNL’s study, 75% of all greenhouse gas emissions from primary plastic production happen before the polymerization stage. This reinforces the importance of the treaty covering the entire life cycle of plastic, from extraction to dis…

EcoWaste Coalition (2024-04-21). EcoWaste Coalition Steps Up Campaign with its Discovery of More Cosmetics Tainted with Mercury. pressenza.com 21 April 2024, Quezon City. On the eve of Earth Day 2024, the toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition drew attention to skin-lightening products laced with mercury, a highly toxic chemical that can adversely affect human health, wildlife, and the environment. | Mercury, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), can cause skin rashes, scarring, and discoloration; reduced skin’s resistance to bacterial and fungal infections; nervous, renal, and immune system damage; and anxiety, depression, and psychosis. The application of mercury-containing skin- lightening products, as pointed out by the United Nations…

Robert Hunziker (2024-04-21). Herbert Marcuse — New Left Revival? pressenza.com World events serve as a stage of constant search for how best to construct and maintain society, which is an underlying theme of some decades ago found in the works of Herbert Marcuse, 1898—1979, a German-American philosopher of prominent fame during the 1960s considered an intellectual giant of his time. | Charles Reitz, widely recognized as a scholar of Herbert Marcuse, has brought to life his ideology for a prosperous healthy society, proposing that “nature is an ally” in his book The Revolutionary Ecological Legacy of Herbert Marcuse, 284 pgs. Daraja Press, 2023. | Today, it can be argued that a byzanti…

Andy Kroll (2024-04-21). Old Man World. tomdispatch.com Let one old man deal with two others. I turn 80 in July, which makes me just over a year-and-a-half younger than Joe Biden and almost two years older than Donald Trump. And, honestly, I know my limits. Yes, I still walk — no small thing — six miles a day. And I work constantly. But I’m also aware that, on my second walk of the day and then as night approaches, I feel significantly more tired than I once did. I’m also aware that my brain, still active indeed, does forget more than it once did. And all of this is painfully normal. Nothing to be ashamed of, nothing whatsoever. I also know from older frie…

tvbrics (2024-04-21). Ethiopian government continues to work on agricultural development with priority on wheat. tvbrics.com The goal is to achieve food self-sufficiency and increase export trade…

tvbrics (2024-04-21). Russia successfully launches Angara-A5 cargo rocket. tvbrics.com This is the first test launch of this rocket from Vostochny, which includes several payload modes…

tvbrics (2024-04-21). More than 300 caves are discovered in Saudi Arabia’s deserts. tvbrics.com Experts believe it could boost geotourism…

tvbrics (2024-04-21). Population of spotted seals in China reaches 393. tvbrics.com They inhabit in Liaodong Bay…

tvbrics (2024-04-21). Zimbabwean authorities invite famous guests from UAE to attract tourists. tvbrics.com Emirati bloggers will tell subscribers about their experiences in the African country…

Ryan Black (2024-04-21). 5 Reasons Why What Congress Just Did Does Not Help Ukraine. progressivehub.net DAVID SWANSON | WORLD BEYOND WAR…

themoscowtimes (2024-04-21). Russia Claims Advances Near Chasiv Yar as Ukraine Hails New Aid. themoscowtimes.com Ukrainian presidential aide Mykhailo Podolyak said the new U.S. aid would lead to “de-escalation” and “punishment” for Russia.

WSWS (2024-04-21). Western-backed protests erupt in the country of Georgia. wsws.org Demonstrators, whose numbers have been generally described as being “in the thousands,” took to the streets outside the parliament on multiple days this week. They waved EU, Ukrainian and Georgian flags, held aloft signs that read “No to Russia. Yes to Europe” and yelled “Slaves!”, “Russians!”, “Traitors!”.

The Independent (2024-04-21). Without traders taxes, the economy is dead. independent.co.ug That’s why Museveni can’t save them from URA COVER STORY | THE INDEPENDENT | “Tax has a negative multiplier to the economy, more so in economies such as ours where the tax system is regressive and accountability is very poor. It has long been proven by economists that people’s incomes, business profitability and generally GDP and …

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). Colorful Guizhou wind blows to Paris. ecns.cn The opening ceremony of the Mountain Park Province ∑ Colorful Guizhou Wind — 2024 Colorful Guizhou Culture and Tourism Paris Promotion Week event was held in Paris, France on Friday.

(2024-04-21). CPJ, others request update on Egyptian journalist Alaa Abdelfattah from UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. cpj.org

npr.org (2024-04-21). Volkswagen workers vote yes to unionizing. npr.org Igniting UAW’s push to organize the South.

GABIK (2024-04-21). Workshop highlights importance of effective water resource management. sanews.gov.za Workshop highlights importance of effective water resource management | Water and Sanitation Deputy Minister, Judith Tshabalala, has reiterated the importance of the effective management of water resources in promoting development in the country. | “It is not the intention of the department to make the lives of our citizens difficult by going through the tedious journey of having to apply for a water use licence [but] we do it because we have been entrusted with powers to ensure that water is managed in the best interest of all citizens,” Tshabalala said. | Tshabalala was speaking during a community engagement o…

The Independent (2024-04-21). China-Africa cooperation in agriculture continues to deepen. independent.co.ug BEIJING, CHINA | Xinhua | When visiting an egg production factory in Pinggu District, Beijing’s northeastern suburb, African diplomats were amazed by the automated breeding process and quality products produced. During an organized trip on Wednesday, 28 diplomats from over 20 African countries visited the egg factory, a food technology company, and scenic spot known …

Eric Brooks (2024-04-21). Igniting the labor revival: a strategic foundation. cpusa.org The fate of the working class and our Party have always been inextricably linked. This means the success of today’s growing labor revival is crucial for both the broader struggle against state monopoly capitalism — including its growing fascist wing — and the CPUSA’s revitalization. We should take seriously what a “labor revival” strategy would look like. | State monopoly capitalism and the erosion of the New Deal | The term “state monopoly capitalism” describes a system where large corporations exert significant influence over government policy for their own benefit. While their power grew during…

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). Comicomment: Who is fanning disputes in South China Sea. ecns.cn The United States and the Philippines will conduct joint military drills. It is noticed that the scale will exceed that of previous years, and the U.S. and the Philippines will also conduct exercises for the first time in disputed areas beyond 12 nautical miles from Philippine territorial waters.

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). Xi: Crucial role for new PLA force. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping on Friday unveiled the newest branch of the Chinese military, the Information Support Force of the People’s Liberation Army, calling it a vital power in modern warfare.

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). ‘Overcapacity’ cry bald protectionism. ecns.cn Beijing rebuffed accusations from some U.S. politicians about China’s industrial “overcapacity” on Friday, saying that behind the hyped-up theory was an intent to contain the world’s second-largest economy’s industrial development.

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). China’s 2nd homegrown large cruise ship enters shipyard for final assembly. ecns.cn A keel laying ceremony of China’s second domestically-produced large cruise ship was held on Saturday morning in Shanghai, marking the onset of the vessel’s hull structure assembly and another achievement of China’s shipbuilding prowess, according to official sources.

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). Chinese, Gabonese leaders exchange congratulations on 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping and Transitional President of Gabon Brice Clotaire Oligui Nguema exchanged congratulations on Saturday on the 50th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic relations.

ANDREW MWENDA (2024-04-21). Africa’s intellectual crisis. independent.co.ug How our mindless quest for development using Western institutions often leads our nations to disaster THE LAST WORD | Andrew M. Mwenda | I have always wanted to write a book about political governance in Africa. This is because [most of the time] whenever I read anything on governance in Africa: an academic paper, a journalistic article, a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-21). Mayo Clinic Minute: Busting plant-based diet myths. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many people eat a plant-based diet for health benefits and cultural and religious beliefs, while others just enjoy the savory taste of fruits and vegetables. However, there are some people who shy away from a plant-based diet because of misconceptions. Dr. Christine Nguyen, a Mayo Clinic family physician, talks about myths surrounding plant-based diets. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/JxvNFhzoiQw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (: 58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please…

Abdullah Jallow (2024-04-21). 2] The Ascent and Decline of The Ottoman Empire. salaficentre.com In The Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy. In the region beyond the river, we call today Turkestan- which extends from the Mongolian plateau and northern China in the east to the Khazar Sea (Caspian Sea) in the west, and from the Siberian plains in the north to the Indian subcontinent …

(2024-04-21). Palestinian intelligence arrests journalist Khalil Dweeb in Bethlehem. qudsn.co

(2024-04-21). Tunisian journalist Mohamed Boughaleb sentenced to 6 months in prison for defamation. alhurra.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-21). Recognizing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, which make this a good time to learn about the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. An estimated 1 million people in the U.S. and more than 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease, according to the American Parkinson Disease Association. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement. Parkinson’s disease signs and symptoms can be different for everyone. Early signs may be mild and go unnoticed….

GABIK (2024-04-21). Upper uMkhomazi Water Project a catalyst for KZN water security. sanews.gov.za Upper uMkhomazi Water Project a catalyst for KZN water security | The signing of offtake agreements this week has signified the start of phase one of the much-awaited R28 billion Upper uMkhomazi Water Project. | The project is expected to be a catalyst to water security and vibrant economic activity in the eThekwini area and surrounding districts. | Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu, joined by Deputy Minister David Mahlobo, lead the signing of joint offtake agreements with the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA), uMngeni-uThukela Water Board and six KwaZulu-Natal municipalities during a ceremony at Dee…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-21). Mayo Clinic Minute: Reasons to be a living kidney donor. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Nearly 90,000 people in the U.S. are on the waiting list for kidney transplant, according to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. Finding a donor kidney that is compatible and matches the right blood and tissue types can be the biggest challenge, especially when the donor pool isn’t as large as the number of people who need a transplant. Dr. Naim Issa, a Mayo Clinic transplant nephrologist, says there are some common myths regarding living…

RONALD MUSOKE (2024-04-21). China needs to align investments with Africa’s energy transition goals — new study. independent.co.ug China should focus more on availing more capital for African electrification projects and renewable energy technologies ANALYSIS | RONALD MUSOKE | China should now focus its economic engagement with Africa towards supporting the continent’s energy access and energy transition objectives, recommends a new study by Boston University’s Global Development Policy Centre and the African Economic Research …

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). Experts gather to discuss regional studies development. ecns.cn Experts and scholars convened at a seminar titled “Profound Changes and International Studies” held by Shandong University in Weihai, Shandong, on Apr. 20, during which they focus on regional country studies and international issues research under the centenary profound changes.

GABIK (2024-04-21). President Ramaphosa mourns passing of Dr Ernest Pheko. sanews.gov.za President Ramaphosa mourns passing of Dr Ernest Pheko | President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his deep sadness at the passing of liberation struggle veteran and former Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) President, Dr Ernest “Motsoko” Pheko. | Dr Pheko, aged 94, passed away on Friday. | He was a lawyer, author of 30 books, theologian, academic and historian. | According to a statement by the Presidency, President Ramaphosa has offered his condolences to the family, comrades and associates, both nationally and internationally, of Dr Pheko who formerly served as the PAC Representative to the United Nations and as a Mem…

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). In numbers: China-Slovenia relations. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). Scholars urge China-U.S. ‘recoupling’. ecns.cn Leading scholars from China and the United States have worked extensively over the past two years to revive scholarly exchanges, which were suspended by the pandemic and affected by the “over-securitization” of U.S.-China relations.

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). Culture Fact: UN Chinese Language Day. ecns.cn

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). Overcharged gas fees to be refunded in Chengdu. ecns.cn The market supervision administration of Chengdu, Sichuan province, issued a notice on Saturday about the investigation and verification of citizen-reported gas related problems, revealing that overcharged gas fees will be fully refunded by relevant gas enterprises.

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). China regulator publishes rules on mutual fund trading fees. ecns.cn The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) on Friday published rules to regulate mutual fund trading fees, set to take effect on July 1, 2024.

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). Action taken over Chongqing Gas Group overcharging. ecns.cn Chongqing Gas Group is to refund all overcharged gas fees from recent months to users, it was announced at a media conference on Friday evening.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-21). Healthcare innovators vie for top prize at Walleye Tank. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The house was full for the March 15 Walleye Tank competition – Photo courtesy of Jeff Newman On March 15, in an auditorium packed with colleagues, students and supporters, 13 innovators gathered on the University of Minnesota campus for the 2024 Walleye Tank Spring Opener. With adrenaline-fueled pitches, the contestants took the stage, aiming to capture the attention of a panel of judges and secure funding for their innovations. From a care coordination platform to…

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). U.S. criticized over vetoing Palestine UN membership. ecns.cn History and people around the world will remember a backsliding act taken by the United States to veto Palestine’s request for full membership at the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-21). Know the signs of irritable bowel syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org April is IBS Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. Research suggests that about 12% of people in the U.S. have irritable bowel syndrome, and it’s more common among women than men and in people younger than 50, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic condition that affects the large intestine. Even though the digestive…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-21). Mayo Clinic Minute: Creating an advance directive for your future well-being. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Editor’s note: April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day No one can predict the future, but putting together an advance directive can bring you peace of mind and a plan for your medical care during an emergency or end of life. Dr. Maisha Robinson, chair of the Palliative Medicine Department at Mayo Clinic in Florida, advises people to have these conversations with family members and loved ones. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/MbqQbps3sII Journalists: Broadcast-quality…

GABIK (2024-04-21). IEC to begin printing election ballot papers. sanews.gov.za IEC to begin printing election ballot papers | The Electoral Commission (IEC) has welcomed the Electoral Court ruling dismissing cases lodged by five political parties against the commission. | The five political parties – Operation Dudula, Arise South Africa, Cape Independence Party, Defenders of the People, and Independent South Africa National Civic Organisation – lodged cases against their exclusion from contesting in the upcoming elections. | South Africa will hold elections on 29 May 2024. | The court applications related to non-compliance with the requirements for candidate nomination. | In a consolidated…

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). China stands for ‘peaceful utilization of space’. ecns.cn China is committed to the peaceful utilization of space, the Ministry of National Defense said on Friday night, regarding the role that the country’s Aerospace Force plays.

ptcnews.tv (2024-04-21). Memphis party mass shooting: 2 killed, several injured after gunman opens fire at block party. ptcnews.tv Memphis shooting: Two people were killed while 14 others were admitted to hospital after a block party turned deadly at a park in Memphis, Tennessee according to police. According to the Memphis Police Department, three of those injured in the incident on Saturday were immediately taken to hospitals in severe condition, and 11 more arrived at hospitals in private vehicles.According to reports, police said the shooting happened at a party where up to 300 people had gathered. Addressing a press conference, police disclosed that “a total of 16 victims were shot at the event.” | #ULTIMAHORA newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-21). Mayo Clinic Minute: How to cope with irritable bowel syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can significantly disrupt a person’s daily life. Some people suffer in silence because of painful stomach cramps, diarrhea and constipation. These symptoms can significantly affect a person’s quality of life. April 19 is World IBS Day, intended to raise awareness about IBS, which affects the stomach and intestines, also called the gastrointestinal tract. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/7a_bHYW-di0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 59) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-21). 4 types of head and neck cancers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org April is Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about four types of cancer that affect these areas of the body. Head and neck cancers account for nearly 4% of all cancers in the U.S., according to the National Cancer Institute. These cancers are more than twice as common among men as women, and are diagnosed more often among people over 50. Among the many types of head…

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). (W.E. Talk) Portraying the Beauty of Chinese Culture Through Translation. ecns.cn Though Sinology in Europe started only 200 years ago, European translations of Chinese literature appeared much earlier in the sixteenth century. Karl-Heinz Pohl feels that despite the role played by Sinology and translations in creating exchanges between China and the West, there is still an “asymmetry” due to the “hegemonic discourse” of the West, which has many misunderstandings and prejudices about China. However, translations can convey the “beauty” of Chinese culture to the West, remove misunderstandings and help both to hold exchanges and learn from each other.

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). Foreign Minister calls for Palestine’s admission as UN member. ecns.cn Admitting Palestine as a full member of the United Nations is a move to rectify long-standing historical injustices, as well as an obligation every UN member should fulfill, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). Young Colombian: Chinese characters are unique, intriguing. ecns.cn Born in Columbia, Jorge Andrés Contreras works as an editor in a foreign language press in Beijing. He is proficient in Spanish, French, and English, and has been learning Chinese ardently since he arrived in Beijing for the first time in 2016.

Jim Kable (2024-04-21). BOOK REVIEW: Flying with Paper Wings. independentaustralia.net

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). China-France cultural exchange festival to celebrate 60 years of diplomatic ties. ecns.cn As part of the 18th edition of Festival Croisements, a series of cultural and artistic exchange events between China and France will be held throughout the year in Southwest China, French officials said.

(2024-04-21). Somali authorities investigate media rights group, freeze its accounts. sjsyndicate.org

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). Shanghai prepares to open parks, green spaces 24 hours a day. ecns.cn Shanghai’s Century Park, the largest urban park in Pudong New Area, is set to open 24 hours a day starting May 1, the park’s management confirmed.

GABIK (2024-04-21). New health centre to meet diverse needs of the community. sanews.gov.za New health centre to meet diverse needs of the community | Jubilation and ululations, mixed with tears of joy, were the order of the day as the community of Umtubatuba in KwaZulu-Natal witnessed the sod turning ceremony marking the official start of the long-awaited construction of a local community health centre. | KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, joined by Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane and UMkhanyakude District Municipality Mayor, Siphile Mdaka, presided over the sod turning ceremony at the site for the construction of the Mtubatuba Community Health Centre (CHC), which will provide comprehensive health…

(2024-04-21). CPJ, others warn against censorship attempt from former Brazilian attorney general. cartacapital.com.br

The Independent (2024-04-21). Professor Bazeyo nomination continues to divide Makerere dons. independent.co.ug Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The proposed appointment of Professor William Bazeyo as the Chancellor of Makerere University has divided sections of staff, alumni, and stakeholders. Sources have revealed that the University Council has already nominated Professor William Bazeeyo and Engineer Charles Wana Etyem and sent their names to the President for approval, sparking …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-21). Mayo Clinic Minute: The vital role of phlebotomists in blood collection. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Phlebotomy technicians collect blood from patients and prepare the samples for testing. Most work in hospitals and clinics, but some collect blood for donation purposes. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Fiona Craig, who oversees the Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Department at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, discusses the vital role phlebotomists play in blood collection. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/IAdKutSkV9M Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 09) is in the downloads at the end of this post….

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). Giant pandas may move to San Francisco. ecns.cn China and the United States are working toward transferring a pair of giant pandas to San Francisco in 2025.

(2024-04-21). Belarus jails blogger Aliaksandr Ignatsiuk for 6 years on defamation, extortion charges. mediazonaby.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-21). Mayo Clinic Minute: What is pink eye? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Pink eye is extremely common in kids. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, public schoolchildren in the U.S. miss 3 million school days each year because of pink eye. Dr. Tina Ardon, a Mayo Clinic family physician, explains what you should know about this contagious condition. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/Lb1QLr0xZv0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 06) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: “Mayo Clinic News Network.”…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-21). In case you missed it: This week’s Top 5 stories on social media. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Check out a few of the most popular News Network stories on @mayoclinic social media this past week. Mayo Clinic Minute: How often should you wash your hair? To shampoo or not to shampoo? That might be your question each time you head into the shower. Everyone’s hair texture and needs are different. However, there are some guidelines to consider when it comes time to wash your hair. ‚Å Here’s what you should consider. Mayo Clinic…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-21). Mayo Clinic Minute: Dermatologist explains light therapy for skin. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dermatologists advise their patients to avoid harmful ultraviolet light, which can cause skin damage, photoaging and skin cancer. But they also may prescribe light therapy to treat certain skin conditions. Light therapy is a treatment that uses different wavelengths of light to treat various skin conditions. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Dawn Davis, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, explains the different types of light therapy, what they treat, and if over-the-counter light therapy devices are…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-21). Mayo Clinic Minute: How often should you wash your hair? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org To shampoo or not to shampoo? That might be your question each time you head into the shower. Dr. Dawn Davis, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, says, when it comes to the scalp and the hair, there’s a new trend online where shampooing less is preferred. Here’s what she would like you to consider when it comes time to washing your hair. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/B_0XPmjwVsY Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in the downloads at…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-21). Esophageal cancer — know the signs and reduce your risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this good time to learn the signs of esophageal cancer and what you can do to reduce your risk. Approximately 21,560 new cases of esophageal cancer ‚Äï 17,030 in men and 4,530 in women ‚Äï will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and 16,120 people ‚Äï 12,920 men and 3,200 women ‚Äï will die from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. Esophageal cancer usually begins in the cells…

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). Foreign trade set to stay resilient this year. ecns.cn China’s foreign trade, buoyed by the steady upturn of the domestic economy and an improved trading structure increasingly driven by high-tech and green products and export market diversification, will continue to exhibit resilience this year…

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). British businesses urged to seize China opportunity. ecns.cn China represents an opportunity, not a threat, for the United Kingdom, said diplomats, British business leaders, and local officials at a forum in Coventry, England on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). Suzhou a pillar in showcasing China’s vibrant traditional culture. ecns.cn In Suzhou, Jiangsu province, history comes alive in every old building and winding alleyway, attracting a media buzz surrounding its success in preserving and utilizing its ancient charm.

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). Deep sea exploration vessel docked in Nansha. ecns.cn China’s first multi-functional scientific research and archaeological vessel for deep sea exploration and cultural relics docked in Guangzhou’s Nansha district on Saturday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-21). Mayo Clinic virologist offers perspective on avian influenza, bird flu, outbreak. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health officials around the globe, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, are monitoring the ongoing avian influenza outbreak. Also known as bird flu, the highly contagious viral disease typically spreads among birds, but can also infect livestock and, in rare cases, humans. “Avian influenza is very common among migratory birds such as waterfowl,” says Dr. Matthew Binnicker, director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic. He adds that human infection is rare,…

Tanner Mirrlees (2024-04-21). Automating Creativity? Questioning AI’s Impact on the Arts. socialistproject.ca Dr. Tanner Mirrlees’s keynote for Hot Docs Teachers’ Conference on the topic of generative AI and automation in the creative industries and higher education. The keynote focuses on the disruption of the history of human-centered artistic and creative production by generative AI (e.g., ChatGPT and DALL-E) and ethical, philosophical, social and labour questions for teachers and learners. Delivered to an audience of 600 teachers at Ted Rogers Hot Doc Cinema, February 16, 2024. | “The automation of creativity refers to the use of technology to emulate and potentially replace the value of human-centered-labour […

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). China releases world’s first high-definition lunar geologic atlas. ecns.cn It is the first complete high-definition lunar geologic atlas in the world, providing basic map data for future lunar research and exploration.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-21). Mayo Clinic RegenBio Summit 2024 registration opens, keynotes announced. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Gene editing, gene therapy and tissue engineering are emerging regenerative biotherapies that are on the cusp of transforming medical care. RegenBio Summit: Transforming Next-Gen Biotherapeutics 2024, will focus on accelerating technologies from concept to reality for patients in need of new healing options. Register now to join physicians, scientists, general healthcare staff, industry leaders and students from Dec. 9 to 11 at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Regenerative biotherapies…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-21). Unleashing CAR-T cell therapy to destroy solid tumors in thyroid cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers will jump four hurdles to apply chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy (CAR-T cell therapy) to solid tumors in thyroid cancer. This regenerative immunotherapy has shown promising results in blood cancers, and new research is focused on using this treatment on more types of malignancies. “CAR-T cell therapy is unlike other therapeutics,” says Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., a hematologist and cancer researcher. “Other therapies may slow down cancer. CAR-T cell therapy has shown…

ecns.cn (2024-04-21). Cradle of civilization: The Cangjie Temple. ecns.cn

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-21). More than 90 articles from 25 countries featured in Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Digital Health journal’s first year. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Digital Health, an open-access companion journal to the widely read and cited Mayo Clinic Proceedings, is marking its first anniversary, having published more than 90 articles on the digital transformation of healthcare internationally. Authors published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Digital Health’s first year represent 25 countries on five continents, and the content has had more than 125,000 downloads. Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Digital Health focuses on the translation, adaptation and implementation of digital…

(2024-04-21). Georgian police assault at least 4 journalists covering ‘foreign agents’ bill protests. reuters.com

BILL GALSTON (2024-04-21). øResponderá Estados Unidos a las acusaciones de complicidad en los atentados contra Rusia. indybay.org Si bien Estados Unidos no hace ningún comentario sobre las acusaciones de financiar y apoyar a organizaciones terroristas, el Comité de Investigación de Rusia acusa demostrablemente a Estados Unidos de participar en actividades terroristas que involucran a organizaciones comerciales en territorios rusos.Silencio sobre Nord Streams…

teleSUR, nbb, JGN (2024-04-21). Rusia afirma que EE.UU. agrava las crisis mundiales. telesurtv.net El expresidente ruso Dmitri Medvédev dijo que a pesar de estos miles de millones de “sangrientos dólares”, Rusia ganará este conflicto.

teleSUR, nbb, JGN (2024-04-21). Sismo de magnitud 5.6 sacude costa este de Taiwán. telesurtv.net El epicentro se situó a 55.9 kilómetros al sur de la ciudad de Hualien, que se encuentra en la costa oriental de la isla. El foco del terremoto fue localizado a 30 kilómetros de profundidad.

teleSUR, odr, JDO (2024-04-21). Prosigue retorno a Cuba de connacionales varados en Haití. telesurtv.net El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores precisó que continuará informando hasta que se concluya la operación de retorno.

teleSUR, JGN (2024-04-21). Argelia insiste en membresía plena de Palestina en la ONU. telesurtv.net Benjameh dijo que los esfuerzos no cesarán hasta que el Estado de Palestina se convierta en miembro de pleno derecho dentro de la organización.

teleSUR, JDO (2024-04-21). Repudian asesinato de líder indígena peruano Victorio Dariquebe. telesurtv.net Asocian el crimen con amenazas de mafias ilegales que el defensor ambiental recibía desde hace meses.

teleSUR, bcb, JCM (2024-04-21). Presidente Abbas denuncia “flagrante agresión” de EE.UU. telesurtv.net El presidente palestino condenó el veto estadounidense ante la resolución que recomendaba la inclusión de Palestina en la lista de Estados miembro de la ONU.

teleSUR, odr, JCM (2024-04-21). Denuncian asesinato de dos líderes sociales en Colombia. telesurtv.net Indepaz manifestó que los líder fueron atacados por sicarios cuando salían del coliseo de ferias Manuel Victoria Rojas, lugar en el que se cumplía un evento de las autoridades locales.

teleSUR, JGN (2024-04-21). Petro anuncia que participará en concentración masiva del 1 de mayo. telesurtv.net El mandatario indicó que solicitará este 1 de mayo “a los trabajadores y trabajadoras que me permitan hablar en su tribuna de la plaza de Bolívar”.

teleSUR, odr, JDO (2024-04-21). Nicaragua felicita a presidente cubano por su 64 cumpleaños. telesurtv.net El mensaje enviado por el Gobierno del presidente Daniel Ortega y la vicepresidenta Rosario Murillo reconoció la “inmensa labor en el enfrentamiento cotidiano al criminal bloqueo norteamericano”.

teleSUR, odr, JCM (2024-04-21). Presidente de Türkiye sostiene encuentro con líder de Hamás. telesurtv.net Durante el encuentro ambos líderes se concentraron en la necesidad de enviar de manera continuada una cantidad suficiente de ayuda humanitaria a la Franja de Gaza.

teleSUR, DRL, JGN (2024-04-21). Cinco obras legadas por Mark Twain al mundo. telesurtv.net Además de sus libros, verdaderos clásicos de la literatura universal, Twain también tuvo una exitosa carrera como comediante.

teleSUR, odr, JDO (2024-04-21). Indepaz reporta una nueva masacre en el norte de Colombia. telesurtv.net Tres personas fueron asesinadas al interior de una vivienda ubicada en el barrio Villanueva de Barranquilla por sicarios, quienes ingresaron al lugar y dispararon indiscriminadamente.

Luke Ramseth, Portside. (2024-04-21). UAW Wins Organizing Election At Volkswagen Tennessee Plant. popularresistance.org United Auto Workers achieved a historic organizing victory Friday night at a Volkswagen AG plant in Tennessee plant as workers voted overwhelmingly to join the union following a three-day election. The vote count was 2,628-985, according to unofficial results released by the automaker, the union and a National Labor Relations Board tally posted on X. | “Volkswagen Chattanooga workers voted in favor of union representation in their workplace this week,” the automaker said in a statement. “The vote was administered through a democratic, secret ballot vote overseen by the National Labor Relations Board. … We will…

teleSUR, JCM, MER, JGN (2024-04-21). Minuto a minuto del asedio israelí contra la Franja de Gaza. telesurtv.net La OMS ha alertado sobre la grave situación sanitaria en Gaza y la falta de recursos para atender a la población afectada por los ataques israelíes.

teleSUR, nbb, JGN (2024-04-21). Asalto israelí en Nour Shams, Cisjordania, causa 14 asesinados. telesurtv.net Las fuerzas de ocupación israelíes también realizaron asaltos en decenas de hogares, desplegaron perros de ataque y arrestaron a jóvenes.

teleSUR, JDO (2024-04-21). Israelíes exigen renuncia de Netanyahu y regreso de rehenes. telesurtv.net Hubo manifestaciones en Tel Aviv, Jerusalén, Haifa, Cesarea, Beersheva y otras ciudades.

teleSUR, nbb, JGN (2024-04-21). Los colegios electorales del País Vasco abren sus puertas. telesurtv.net Hasta las 20.00 horas, un total de 2.695 mesas (1.409 en Bizkaia, 858 en Gipuzkoa y 428 en Álava), conformadas por 8.085 personas, permanecerán abiertas.

teleSUR, bcb, JCM (2024-04-21). Asesinan a otros dos candidatos para alcaldes en México. telesurtv.net Noé Ramos y Alberto García aspiraban a la presidencia municipal de Ciudad Mante (Tamaulipas) y de San José Independencia (Oaxaca), respectivamente.

teleSUR, JDO (2024-04-21). Suben a 58 víctimas de naufragio en República Centroafricana. telesurtv.net La embarcación transportaba a más de 300 personas cuando se hundió. Autoridades de la ONU y la Unión Africana enviaron condolencias.

teleSUR, JDO (2024-04-21). CNE de Venezuela extiende plazo para sustituir y modificar postulaciones. telesurtv.net Ahora el lapso de tiempo para realizar modificaciones y/o sustituciones vencerá el próximo 23 de abril, a las 12H00 hora local.

teleSUR, nbb, JGN (2024-04-21). Decretan emergencia sanitaria por incendio de un hospital en Honduras. telesurtv.net Se ha reforzado la atención médica en los establecimientos de la Secretaría de Salud y en los hospitales privados de la isla.

teleSUR, JGN (2024-04-21). Comienza consulta popular para fomentar democracia participativa en Venezuela. telesurtv.net Este ejercicio democrático culminará a las 18: 00 hora local (22: 00 GMT) siempre y cuando no haya electores en la fila.

teleSUR, bcb, JCM (2024-04-21). Presidente Xi modifica estructura de las Fuerzas Armadas de China. telesurtv.net Antes subordinadas, las unidades aeroespacial y cibernética ahora son independientes y pueden operar en paralelo con la Fuerza de Apoyo de Información.

Staff (2024-04-21). Ecuatorianos acuden a la Consulta Popular y Referéndum 2024. telesurtv.net Al menos 13 millones de electores deberán votar por 11 preguntas relacionadas al combate a las bandas narcoterroristas y atraer inversiones.

teleSUR, JDO (2024-04-21). Consulta popular fortalecerá democracia participativa en Venezuela. telesurtv.net Por primera vez se consulta al Poder Popular para decidir cuáles proyectos se ejecutarán en las comunidades y cómo se distribuirán los recursos asignados para mejorar la calidad de vida de sus habitantes.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-04-21). Meningococcal disease on the rise in the US. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Neisseria meningitidis bacteria, responsible for causing meningococcal meningitis. Courtesy: CDC A rise in invasive serogroup Y meningococcal disease has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue a health advisory for healthcare providers. “Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection caused by Neisseria meningitidis. About 1 in 10 people are natural carriers of the bacteria, and it can spread to others by sharing respiratory secretions,” says Dr. Matthew Binnicker, director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic. Serogroups B, C…

teleSUR, JCM (2024-04-21). India inicia las elecciones generales de mayor duración en el mundo. telesurtv.net Los indios votan en la primera fase de las elecciones más importantes del mundo mientras el primer ministro Modi busca un tercer mandato.

Vincent Noirhomme (2024-04-21). The CADTM will stand up for a social, ecological, feminist and antiracist Europe in Marseilles. cadtm.org

GRAIN (2024-04-21). Oil palm in Latin America: monoculture and violence. cadtm.org The global oil palm craze
| Oil palm plantations are rapidly gaining ground in Latin America, driving communities from their lands and causing deforestation, violence, and poverty.
| Global production of palm oil has increased by almost 600% from 14.72 million tonnes in 1994 to 80.58 million tonnes in 2021. The cultivation area has also expanded drastically from 7.86 million hectares in 1994 to 28.91 million hectares in 2021. [1] The multiple uses of palm oil, together with its relatively low (…) | – | / |

Eric Toussaint (2024-04-21). The debt trap. cadtm.org

Sushovan Dhar (2024-04-21). Farmers’ mobilizations back on track. cadtm.org

Fátima Martín (2024-04-21). Geopolitical conflicts could exacerbate the new international debt crisis, which has already reached the record level of $313,000 billion, according to the IIF. cadtm.org

Kai Koddenbrock (2024-04-21). CFA franc: conditions are ripe for replacement of the west African currency rooted in colonialism. cadtm.org At no point in history has the CFA franc — the name of a colonial currency used in west and central African countries belonging to the franc zone — been closer to its demise.
| Senegal has overwhelmingly voted for leftwing Pastef candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye (and his former party leader Ousmane Sonko) while the coup governments in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger have been talking about leaving the CFA franc for some time.
| Senegal under outgoing president Macky Sall was a pillar of the (…) | – | /…

Collective (2024-04-21). 100 organizations from around the world call on Ecuador to defend its sovereignty against international arbitration: No to ISDS! cadtm.org

Collective (2024-04-21). Kathmandu Statement to End Austerity. cadtm.org

Michael Roberts (2024-04-21). From the Magnificent Seven to the Desperate Hundred. cadtm.org

english.almanar.com.lb (2024-04-21). West Bank|15+ Martyrs, IOF Storms Nur Shams Camp; Booby-Trapped Flag Near Ramallah. english.almanar.com.lb The Israeli occupation forces have withdrawn from Nur Shams camp in Tulkarm after committing a massacre against residents, resulting in fourteen martyrs due to Zionist military aggression lasting three days, causing significant infrastructure and property damage. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported the deaths of fourteen Palestinians shortly after the occupation completely withdrew. The camp …

english.almanar.com.lb (2024-04-21). Hezbollah Targets Israeli Soldiers in Shomera, Jal al-Alam; Destroys Equipment near Dovive Barracks. english.almanar.com.lb The Islamic Resistance has announced that it targeted Israeli enemy soldiers in the Shomera settlement (the occupied Lebanese town of Tarbikha) and their equipment near the Dovive Barracks, in support of the Palestinian people in Gaza and in response to Israeli attacks on southern villages and civilian homes. In a statement, the Islamic Resistance fighters …

english.almanar.com.lb (2024-04-21). Hamas says ready for defense in case of Israeli attack on Rafah, calls for general strike after deadly Israeli raid on West Bank camp. english.almanar.com.lb

english.almanar.com.lb (2024-04-21). Gaza| Mass Grave Discovered at Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Yunis. english.almanar.com.lb On the 198th day of the Israeli occupation’s brutal campaign in Gaza, a grim discovery has come to light. The Civil Defense in Gaza has announced the recovery of 190 bodies from a mass grave at the Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Yunis, in addition to a thousand Palestinians who remain missing. These individuals were …

english.almanar.com.lb (2024-04-21). Hezbollah’s Sheikh Qassem: No War Sought, Will Respond to Israeli Escalation. english.almanar.com.lb Deputy Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Sheikh Naim Qassem, has stated that the resistance cannot remain passive in the face of expanding Israeli aggression. In an interview with NBC News on April 19, 2024, he emphasized readiness for confrontation, stating, “If ‘Israel’ attacks Lebanon, we will respond. If they escalate, so will we. We do not seek …

english.almanar.com.lb (2024-04-21). Israeli media: Israeli intelligence failed to accurately assess the extent of the Iranian response, leading to a situation where ‘Israel’ faced a front much more intricate than any it had encountered before. english.almanar.com.lb

english.almanar.com.lb (2024-04-21). Imam Khamenei: Iran’s Armed Forces Present Notable Image of Military Prowess. english.almanar.com.lb Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei praised the Iranian Armed Forces for displaying a commendable image of strength and military prowess in the wake of Operation True Promise, stating they created a feeling of glory about the Islamic nation. Addressing a group of high-ranking Iranian military commanders and figures in the capital …

newarab (2024-04-21). Exclusive: Activists defy Israel with Gaza-bound flotilla. newarab.com Palestine solidarity activists are preparing a flotilla to deliver urgently needed Currently

newarab (2024-04-21). US House to vote on Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan aid package. newarab.com The The votes on the $95 billion foreign aid and

newarab (2024-04-21). Israel, Ukraine: the massive aid package before US Congress. newarab.com The US House of Representatives on Saturday Here is a breakdown of the $95 billion package, which now moves to the Senate, where it could b…

newarab (2024-04-21). Iran’s Khamenei praises ‘success’ of military after Israel attack. newarab.com In a meeting with Iranian military commanders on Sunday, Khamenei praised the armed forces for their “success in recent events”, a week after the country’s first-ever direct attack on Israel from its own territory. | “The armed forces showed a good image of their abilities and power and an admirable imag…

newarab (2024-04-21). Ten Palestinians killed as Israeli forces raid West Bank. newarab.com

newarab (2024-04-21). Israeli forces kill 14 in West Bank as Rafah bombed again. newarab.com The Palestine Red Crescent Society Israeli forces launched the raid on the Nur Shams area, near the Palestinian city of Tulkarm, on Friday. | In Gaza, Israeli strikes hit the southern city of

newarab (2024-04-21). US pushing for new Israel-Saudi normalisation deal: reports. newarab.com

newarab (2024-04-21). US aid to Israel ‘green light’ for Gaza ‘aggression’: Hamas. newarab.com Palestinian group “This support, which violates international law, is a licence and a green light for the Zionist extremist government (Israel) to continue the brutal aggression against our people,” Hamas said in a statement. | “We consider this step…

newarab (2024-04-21). Gaza war: Strikes on Rafah kill 22 as US approves Israel aid. newarab.com Overnight Israeli strikes on the the city of The aid package also includes around $9 billion in humanitarian assistance for Gaza. | The first Israeli strike on Rafah killed a man, his wife and their 3-year-old child, a…

newarab (2024-04-21). BBC ‘slammed’ for Taylor Swift coverage over Israel-Iran. newarab.com

newarab (2024-04-21). US ‘to sanction’ Israeli army unit over abuses in West Bank. newarab.com The US is expected to The sanctions would bar the When imposed, this will mark be the first time…

newarab (2024-04-21). US House approves new military aid for Israel. newarab.com The US House of Representatives on Saturday The bill, which could be taken up by the US Senate as early as Tuesday, would provide funds mainly to reinforce Israel’s Iron Dome air defense. | The House also approved military aid to Ukraine, whi…

newarab (2024-04-21). Gaza war: Strikes on Rafah kill 18 as US approves Israel aid. newarab.com Overnight Israeli strikes on the the city of The aid package also includes around $9 billion in humanitarian assistance for Gaza. | The first Israeli strike on Rafah killed a man, his wife and their 3-year-old child, a…

newarab (2024-04-21). PRCS says 14 killed in Israeli West Bank raid. newarab.com The Palestinian Red Crescent said Saturday at least 14 people had been killed in an According to French news agency AFP, bodies were seen in the streets and houses hit by blasts as Israeli drones flew overhead and armoured vehicles moved through the camp. | Since early last year, Israeli army raids have flared in the West Bank, which Israel has occupied since 1967. | It has e…

newarab (2024-04-21). Iran, Israel appear to pull back from brink as US approves military aid. newarab.com Iran and Israel appeared to step back from the brink of broader conflict as lawmakers in

newarab (2024-04-21). US activists condemn vote to send billions in aid to Israel. newarab.com Pro-Palestinian advocates have condemned the passage on Saturday of a long-expected bill that will give billions in military aid to Israel. | The passage of HR 8034, the Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2024, will send $14.3 in unconditional aid to Israel as it continues “History will not look kindly on the members of Congress who voted to send more warplanes, bombs, and unconditional military funds that will furth…

newarab (2024-04-21). S&P cuts Israel’s credit rating on geopolitical risks. newarab.com Ratings agency S&P Global on Thursday cut Israel’s long-term ratings to A-plus from AA-minus after the “We forecast that Israel’s general government deficit will widen to 8% of GDP in 2024, mostly as a result of increased defense spending,” S&P Global said in its statement. | The negative outlook reflects the risk that

newarab (2024-04-21). Iran president to visit Pakistan from Monday to Wednesday. newarab.com Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi will make an official visit to Pakistan this week, Islamabad said on Sunday, as the two Muslim neighbours The visit, which Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said would take place from Monday to Wednesday, had been in doubt as Middle East tensions rose after

newarab (2024-04-21). Erdogan urges Palestinian unity after meeting Hamas chief. newarab.com

newarab (2024-04-21). French police detain intruder at Iranian consulate in Paris. newarab.com French authorities Friday detained a man suspected of entering the Iranian consulate in Paris and falsely claiming to be armed with an explosive vest, police and prosecutors said. | No explosives or arms were found on the man or the premises after he surrendered to police following the incident. | The man, born in 1963 in Police arrested the suspect, who has not be…

newarab (2024-04-21). UN: 800,000 people in Sudan city in ‘immediate danger’. newarab.com

newarab (2024-04-21). ‘We’re not like the Nazis’, Netanyahu tells German minister. newarab.com

newarab (2024-04-21). Palestinian hopes for statehood fade with US veto at UNSC. newarab.com Hopes of greater international recognition towards Palestinian statehood were dashed again this week after the United States The US was the only Security Council member to veto the

newarab (2024-04-21). Gaza: Scores of respiratory illness cases amid gas shortages. newarab.com Hundreds of cases of In a statement, the civil defence said that families across the war-hit territory, particularly Gaza City and other northern parts, have resorted to cooking with plastic utensils over firewood and char…

newarab (2024-04-21). One killed in explosion claimed by IS in Afghan capital. newarab.com One person was killed and three others wounded by an explosion in Kabul on Saturday evening, Afghan police said, with the The improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated in the Kot-e-Sangi neighbourhood, near an enclave of the historically persecuted Shia Hazara community, which has been targeted by the militant group in the past. | ÿØ ⁄©ÿßÿ®ŸÑ ÿߟ֟Ü&euro…

newarab (2024-04-21). Oil jumps, equities fall as Iran blasts fan MidEast fears. newarab.com

newarab (2024-04-21). More writers withdraw from PEN America literary awards. newarab.com

newarab (2024-04-21). From astronaut to refugee: Syria’s Muhammed Faris dead at 72. newarab.com

newarab (2024-04-21). UN: Sudan war fuelled by weapons from foreign supporters. newarab.com The “This is illegal, it is immoral, and it must stop,” Undersecretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo told the UN Security Council. | Sudan plunged into chaos in mid-April 2023, when…

newarab (2024-04-21). Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces post hit in air strike. newarab.com Several people were wounded in a “bombing” overnight on an The explosion hit the Calso military base in Babylon province south of Baghdad, where Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces, or The ministry of interior official…

newarab (2024-04-21). UK ‘prayer ban’ is evidence of state-sponsored Islamophobia. newarab.com As a British Muslim school teacher, I can’t say I’m surprised about this week’s court ruling. | The decision to rule in favour of Michaela Community School’s In Britain, innocuous expressions of Muslim identity are now viewed as

newarab (2024-04-21). USC cancels US filmmaker speech after valedictorian Gaza row. newarab.com The Chu was set to be featured at the main commencement ceremony as a speaker, alongside honorary degree recipients former tennis star Billie Jean King, National Endowment for the Arts chair Maria Rosario Jac…

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). New Freedom Flotilla to set sail for Gaza in defiance of Israel’s naval blockade. presstv.ir A flotilla of ships bound for the Gaza Strip is expected to depart from Turkey in the coming days in an attempt to breach Israel’s naval blockade and to draw attention to the limited aid reaching Palestinians in the besieged enclave.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Resistance ‘ready’ for defense if Israel attacks Rafah: Hamas. presstv.ir Hamas has warned that Palestinian resistance groups are ready to defend themselves in case of any Israeli military operation on Rafah.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Iraqi resistance strikes ‘vital’ target in Eilat after Israel attacks PMU base. presstv.ir The Islamic Resistance in Iraq retaliates against an attack on a Hashd al-Sha’abi base with a drone strike against a “vital” target in the southernmost part of the 1948 Israeli-occupied territories.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Pro-Palestinian protesters rally across Europe in solidarity with Gaza. presstv.ir Thousands of Pro-Palestinian demonstrators flood the streets of Berlin, Dublin, and Geneva, calling for an urgent ceasefire and urging their governments to halt support for the Israeli regime.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). The struggles of Occupied Palestine. presstv.ir The Israeli aggression against the people of Palestine has a long and tumultuous history marked by genocide, occupation, and, countless human rights violations.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Israeli forces kill 14 Palestinians during refugee camp siege in N West Bank. presstv.ir Israeli forces kill at least 14 Palestinians, including 10 fighters, during a siege on a refugee camp located in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Hundreds of pro-Palestinians denounce Israel as ‘terrorist state’ at Berlin protest. presstv.ir Hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Berlin chant “Israel is a terrorist state.”

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). US House rubberstamps $95 billion ‘aid’ for Israel, Ukraine, Chinese Taipei. presstv.ir The US House of Representatives passes huge so-called aid package aimed at Israel, Ukraine, and the Chinese Taipei.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Israeli occupation of Palestine ‘main cause of instability’ in region: Turkish FM. presstv.ir Turkey says Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories is the main cause of instability in the region and the first priority of the international community should be ending the Israeli regime’s occupation of Palestinian territories.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Hamas calls for general strike after deadly Israeli raid on West Bank camp. presstv.ir The Palestinian Hamas resistance group calls for a general strike across the occupied West Bank in condemnation of the Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank that killed at least 14 Palestinians.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Iraqi fighters hit Israeli target in Syria’s Golan in fresh pro-Palestinian op. presstv.ir Iraq’s Islamic Resistance, an umbrella group of anti-terror fighters, announces striking a “vital” Israeli target in Syria’s Tel Aviv-occupied Golan Heights.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Hezbollah pounds Israeli military outposts, spying devices near border. presstv.ir Hezbollah resistance fighters have targeted a number of Israeli military sites and surveillance devices close to the border between Lebanon and the occupied lands in retaliation for the bloody onslaught on Gaza.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). London demonstration calls for UK to stop exporting arms to Israel. presstv.ir Pro-Palestinian protesters gather outside the UK parliament to demand that the country stop selling weapons to Israel.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). 50 bodies found in mass grave in Gaza hospital days after Israeli withdrawal. presstv.ir Palestinian civil defense teams unearth a mass grave at the Nasser hospital in Khan Yunis two weeks after the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the southern Gaza city.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). UN Security Council’s inaction prompted Iran to attack Israel: FM. presstv.ir The Iranian foreign minister says the UN Security Council’s inaction on Israel’s attacks on Iran’s diplomatic premises in Syria prompted Tehran to respond.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Funeral of Palestinian killed during clashes with Israeli forces in Nablus. presstv.ir Palestinian mourners carry the body of Yazan Shtayeh, who was killed during clashes with Israeli forces in Nablus.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). ‘It was not a strike’: Iran FM dismisses Israeli weapons as ‘children toys’. presstv.ir Iran praised the combat readiness of the country’s air defense systems and called the Israeli military’s unmanned aerial vehicles more like children’s toys.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Pregnant woman, 10 children among Palestinians killed in Israel’s Rafah strikes. presstv.ir The Israeli military conducts fresh airstrikes on Rafah, killing at least 16 people, including a pregnant mother, in the southern Gaza city.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Crowds in Amman protest in support of Palestinians on Eid al-Fitr. presstv.ir Crowds in Amman protest near the Israeli embassy after Eid al-Fitr prayers in support of Palestinians in Gaza.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). People in Amman hold protest in support of Palestinians. presstv.ir Crowds gathered in the Jordanian capital, Amman near the Israeli embassy on Friday (April 19) for a protest in support of Palestinians in Gaza.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Know their names: Palestinian athletes, scouts, coaches killed by Israel in Gaza. presstv.ir Amid calls to ban Israel from the Paris Olympics and other sports competitions, here is a list of Palestinian athletes, scouts, coaches and technicians killed in Gaza since October 7.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Iraqi resistance forces hit Israeli Ovda air base. presstv.ir The Islamic Resistance in Iraq has said it carried out a strike on the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Austria arrests director of Gaza-based news agency due to Israel pressure. presstv.ir Austrian police authorities arrest the founder and director of Palestinian Gaza Now news agency following spurious allegations and intense pressure by the Tel Aviv regime.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Leader: Iran’s Armed Forces display commendable image of strength, authority. presstv.ir Ayatollah Khamenei praises the Ionian Armed Forces for displaying a commendable image of strength and military prowess in the wake of Iran’s Operation “True Promise”.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Scientists train robot to walk on moon. presstv.ir This is Spirit — a robot that is being trained to walk on the moon.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Hamas chief meets Erdogan as Turkey tries to mediate in Gaza war. presstv.ir Hamas’ Haniyeh meets Turkey’s Erdogan amid Ankara’s efforts to get involved in Gaza war mediation.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). AUKUS risks nuclear proliferation in Pacific: China. presstv.ir China renews condemnation of AUKUS pact, accusing the West of risking nuclear proliferation in the Pacific region.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Kazakhstan declares state of emergency in 10 states amid worst floods in decades. presstv.ir Worst floods in decades have hit Kazakhstan, forcing the country to declare a state of emergency in 10 of its 14 states.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Abbas says Palestinian Authority will reconsider ties with US. presstv.ir President Mahmoud Abbas said the US veto of a bid for full UN membership of the State of Palestine was “unfair, unethical, and unjustified.”

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Iran’s Civil Defense examines country’s preparation for potential threats. presstv.ir The second meeting of a permanent committee of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization was held on Saturday to evaluate the preparedness of the country’s executive bodies against potential adversarial threats.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Evacuation operations underway as Russian Orenburg region battles record floods. presstv.ir Images show flooded areas and emergency workers rescuing people from their homes in Russia’s Orenburg Oblast, after the level of the Ural River rose to new record highs on Friday April 12.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Columbia students camp on university grounds in support of Palestinians. presstv.ir Over 200 students camp on the grounds of the prestigious Columbia University grounds in New York, a day after police arrested more than 100 protesters.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Iranians hold nationwide demos in support of IRGC. presstv.ir Iranians from all walks of life take to the streets to voice their support for the IRGC’s Operation True Promise.

presstv.ir (2024-04-21). Gazans prepare for Eid ‘despite adversity and pain’. presstv.ir Gazans prepare for Eid al-Fitr despite the adversity and pain.

The Independent (2024-04-21). US man dies after self-immolation outside Trump criminal trial court. independent.co.ug NEW YORK | Xinhua | A U.S. man who set himself on fire on Friday afternoon across the street where former U.S. President Donald Trump was undergoing a criminal trial has died on the same day, according to media reports. Identified as Max Azzarello, the “conspiracy theorist” passed away in a hospital in New York …

Larry Johnson (2024-04-21). Pepe Escobar Ignites Social Media — Update. sonar21.com USAFCENT CAOC Qatar | Pepe Escobar is a new and trusted friend. He is a smart, delightful person. I have had the privilege of sharing time with him in Moscow twice in the last six months. I have been getting a number of queries to comment on his latest. Here is what he posted today: | “EXCLUSIVE | THE REAL STORY OF THE ISRAELI COUNTER RESPONSE | From a very high level intel source. | In Asia. | NOT Russia-China. | Although the strategic partnership, of course, exchanges at the highest level 24-7. | Confirmed and re-confirmed. | It will be great to know what Sy Hersh hears from his Beltway sources. | Here we go…

geo.tv (2024-04-20). Elon Musk sparks controversy after postponing India visit. geo.tv Musk was scheduled to visit India on April 21-22 to meet PM Modi and announce plans to enter Indian market…

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