2021-04-10: News Headlines

Joshua Cho (2021-04-10). Western media incite anti-Asian racism when they join in Cold War against China. mronline.org Over the past few weeks, the subject of anti-Asian racism has received an unusual degree of Western media attention, ever since a video showing the January 28 killing of Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year-old Thai immigrant in San Francisco, was widely shared on social media. | April 10, 2021 | Newswire…

Kenny Stancil (2021-04-10). Biden creates commission to study Supreme Court expansion, other reforms. nationofchange.org "Congress has the power, and the constitutional duty, to set the size of the court, as it has seven times throughout our history."

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-10). When Prince Philip Became a Monument. dissidentvoice.org The student from Ghana was insistent. "I want to meet him." The stubborn, well-attired fool, groomed and keen to make a good impression, was attending the Senate House ceremony in Cambridge for honorary awardees. He was not the only one. In attendance on this warm June day in 2006 were a gaggle of rascals, well-wishers …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-10). 26 million jobs were lost in Latin America and the Caribbean due to pandemic in one year, says ILO. peoplesdispatch.org The International Labour Organization, in a technical note, said that 26 million workers lost their jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean in the past one year due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic…

Eds. (2021-04-10). Moth-eaten eviction moratorium leaves hundreds of thousands without a roof. mronline.org During the pandemic, landlords have filed for 284,490 evictions—and that's just in five states and 27 cities. But how could this be? After all, a moratorium shouldn't allow for hundreds of thousands of households to fall through the cracks. | April 10, 2021 | Newswire…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-04-10). Understanding India's Migrant Workers' Crisis Through the Prism of Commodity Fetishism. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — Apr 8, 2021 | As the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies in India, migrant workers are returning back to their villages. Imposition of new restrictions to contain the virus — like the announcement of a night curfew in Delhi — has instilled fears in workers that they will be rendered jobless and get stuck in the industrial centres where they are precariously employed. Migrant workers in several states have been seen waiting to board buses and trains bound for their homes in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, as their source of income dries up because of Covid-related curbs. The L…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-10). Video: The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis. globalresearch.ca Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media as to the causes and devastating consequences of the Covid-19 "pandemic". | The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext and a justification to powerful financial …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-10). Pre-emptive Nuclear War: The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran. globalresearch.ca The text below is Chapter III of Michel Chossudovsky's book entitled: This chapter provides a …

Juan Cole (2021-04-10). Tucker Carlson touts 'Replacement' Conspiracy Theory; but his own Ancestor could have been Lynched. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Grand Dragon Tucker Carlson went on another Fox News show to push his streaming program, and while there was struck with diarrhea of the larynx, oozing amid loud excretions a hateful farrago of antisemitic white supremacy. He openly embraced the tin foil hat conspiracy theory of "replacement," the notion that …

Phoebe Cooke (2021-04-10). Indigenous communities march for justice a year on from devastating Amazon oil spill. nationofchange.org "Together with the communities we will continue to fight and pursue all legal options nationally and internationally because the rights of 27,000 Kichwa people and the rights of nature have been clearly violated."

_____ (2021-04-10). Colombia: Over 3,600 Indigenous Rights Violations In The First Months Of 2021. popularresistance.org The recent upsurge in state and right-wing violence has left all of Colombia reeling, but Indigenous communities have been particularly affected by it. This is evident from recent data published in a report by the Human Rights Observatory of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC). The report revealed that between January 1st and March 9th of this year, a span of little more than two months, over 3674 Indigenous people in Colombia registered human rights violations. | An ONIC press release summarized the harsh realities of the conditions Indigenous people face in the country; "The displacement cau…

samidoun (2021-04-10). Open letter on the assassination of labour and Indigenous activists in the Philippines. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joined with the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) Canada and 64 more organizations and individuals in response to "Bloody Sunday," the assassination of 9 labour and Indigenous leaders in the Philippines by the Philippines National Army on 4-7 March 2021. Sixty-five organizations (including churches, trade unions and Filipino associations) and prominent individuals based in Canada have jointly sent a letter calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to publicly condemn the state-sponsored terror perpetrated by the government of Philip…

_____ (2021-04-10). Indigenous Group Launches Campaign Against New Voting Bills. popularresistance.org An advocacy group for Native Americans is putting up billboards in various states to oppose measures that it says would increase voting restrictions. | The campaign launched by the Global Indigenous Council comes as more state legislatures are considering voting laws like the one in Georgia that sparked corporate backlash. | Tom Rodgers, president of the Global Indigenous Council and an enrolled Blackfeet tribal member, said the goal of the campaign is to draw attention to bills that would limit the number of available polling stations and ballot drop-off spots, calling the measures especially harmful to Native A…

orinocotribune (2021-04-10). Colombian Comptroller's Office Finds over a Thousand Irregular Vaccinations. orinocotribune.com The Office of the Comptroller General of Colombia, with assistance of the Directorate of Information, Analysis and Immediate Reaction (DIARI), found that among the Colombians vaccinated against Covid-19, 1,241 do not belong to any of the prioritized groups defined in the second stage of phase one of the National Plan of Vaccination. | Among them, DIARI identified 600 people who are between 26 and 44 years of age, and 189 are within the age range of 18 to 25 years. The 1,241 individuals vaccinated irregularly are not over 60 years old, nor are they health professionals, teachers or students, nor support personnel…

Saheli Chowdhury (2021-04-10). April Elections in Latin America: Background and Possibilities. orinocotribune.com By Saheli Chowdhury — Apr 8, 2021 | For Latin America, the 2021 calendar is filled with elections of all kinds—presidential, parliamentary, gubernatorial, municipal, and even one for a constituent assembly. Two of these elections are to take place on the same day in April in two different countries—Ecuador and Peru. The election to select a Constituent Convention in Chile was originally scheduled for the same day, but has been postponed to May, citing the spread of COVID-19. These elections are taking place against a complex political background, with both countries suffering from devastation wr…

_____ (2021-04-10). In The Spirit Of Abolition, Let's Shut'em Down! popularresistance.org A call to action. National "Shut'em Down" demonstrations August 21st and September 9th. Originally published on the Jailhouse Lawyers Speak blog. | Over the last year prisoners across the country have been holding the longest and largest spontaneous demonstrations in response to covid. With approximately 300,000 (the number is possibly as high as 800,000) people in prison having been infected by covid prisoners have continued to demand basic human rights protections. These demonstrations have been sporadic and largely ignored by the public as prisoners and supporters demanded covid safety and precautions be enact…

_____ (2021-04-10). Truth Commission Details Horrible Crimes Akin To Native American Genocide And Slavery. popularresistance.org With a new Cold War heating up between the U.S. and Russia and China, Witness for Peace Southwest, Addicted to War and CodePink organized a Truth Commission on the original Cold War on March 21st, which brought together the testimony of historians, activists and others who lived through the period. | Following a hearing three years ago, the Zoom event was hosted by Frank Dorrel, publisher of the popular anti-war text Addicted to War, and Rachel Bruhnke, a high school Spanish teacher and member of Witness for Peace Southwest. In her opening remarks, Bruhnke emphasized that the Cold War should rank as one of three…

samidoun (2021-04-10). Video: Defending Palestine, Fighting Repression — international webinar. samidoun.net On Friday, 9 April, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network organized an international webinar on "Defending Palestine, Fighting Repression." Inspired by a number of recent attacks on the Palestinian and Palestine solidarity movement internationally, including the labeling of Samidoun as a "terrorist organization" by Israeli Defense Minister and war criminal Benny Gantz; the demand by a member of the French national assembly to dissolve Collectif Palestine Vaincra, and ongoing repression of Palestine organizing in Germany, the event brought together activists engaged in resisting repression and building…

_____ (2021-04-10). Rwanda And Zaire (DRC), Where The US Blocked Humanitarian Intervention. popularresistance.org Judi, the story that most people know, the one that's in the Wikipedia and more or less told in the movie Hotel Rwanda, is that, in April, 1994, Rwandan Hutus were suddenly consumed by mass psychosis and ethnic bloodlust, and killed half a million to a million Rwandan Tutsis. And that they were egged on by La Radio des Milles Collines in Kigali. Then they were saved by General Paul Kagame, who appeared—in the movie—out of nowhere. | And before going on, I think I should say that our friend Paul Rusesabagina, the real life hero of Hotel Rwanda, is now in prison in Rwanda because for one, he has a much…

_____ (2021-04-10). Network In Defense Of Humanity Rejects Aggressions By Armed Groups. popularresistance.org The Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity, in view of the confrontations that began on March 21 between the Bolivarian National Armed Forces and irregular armed groups in La Victoria, Apure State, near the Colombian border, declares: | -It is an insistently repeated historical fact that irregular armed groups from Colombia, sometimes with the complicit tolerance, sometimes with the connivance, and sometimes with the declared support of the government of that country, crossing into Venezuela's borders to commit common crimes and destabilize the legitimate government. | -We a…

Walter C. Medina (2021-04-10). Así de fácil, así de simple: Biden apuesta por más campos de concentración para niños migrantes. globalizacion.ca A poco más de un mes de que se difundieran las imágenes de los primeros niños migrantes enjaulados por la flamante administración Biden, el Pentágono aprobó el uso de la base de Camp Roberts -en el Estado de California- para…

_____ (2021-04-10). Pentagon Campaign To Recruit Vietnam Against China Exposes Delusions Of War Strategy. popularresistance.org When the Pentagon began gearing up for a future war with China in 2018, Defense Department officials quickly realized that they needed access to Vietnamese territory for troops armed with missiles to hit Chinese ships in a US-China conflict. So they initiated an aggressive campaign to lobby the Vietnamese government, and even Communist Party officials, in the hope that they would eventually support an agreement to provide them the permission. | But a Grayzone investigation of the Pentagon's lobbying push in Vietnam shows what a delusional exercise it was from its inception. In a fit of self-deception that highlig…

Brenton Brookings (2021-04-10). Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant faces rightwing recall campaign. liberationnews.org "The recall is a sign that the ruling class is deeply fearful of the growth of peaceful protest and workplace actions that are coming as the crisis of capitalism escalates," Sawant said to a crowd of enthusiastic supporters at a rally in Seattle's Cal Anderson Park on April 3.

_____ (2021-04-10). Bessemer — A Big Step Forward. popularresistance.org Workers at the Amazon fulfillment center have voted in a National Labor Relations Board election to ascertain if a majority of those voting wish to be represented by a union. Votes are being counted. Should a majority of workers vote for the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Workers, Amazon should agree to recognize the union and bargain with them. I say "should" because Amazon may find ways to challenge the vote, appeal its result or force the union into court to get the law enforced. | All people who value worker rights have their hopes on an election win for the union at Amazon. Likewise all those who seek…

WSWS (2021-04-10). The RWDSU's debacle at Amazon. wsws.org The crushing defeat for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union at Amazon's Bessemer, Alabama plant exposes the extent of workers' alienation from the pro-corporate unions.

EMMA (2021-04-10). The Fight to Unionize Amazon Has Only Just Begun. peoplesparty.org Following a relentless anti-union campaign waged by Amazon, workers at the Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse have voted against unionizing with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). It was the first election of its size at an Amazon warehouse in the United States. People's Party organizers across the country were proud to organize solidarity events and raise funds to support the Bessemer workers and allies at the Southern Workers Assembly. | The RWDSU says it will challenge the results before the National Labor Relations Board for what union president Stuart Appelebaum called Amazon's "illegal and…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-10). Unionization bid at Amazon's Bessemer facility falls through but the struggle will continue. peoplesdispatch.org Of the 3,215 ballots submitted by the workers of the Bessemer warehouse, 1,798 votes were against unionization and 738 votes for it. Organizers have pledged to continue the struggle against Amazon's anti-worker and anti-union policies…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-04-10). Retail Workers Union loses in Amazon Bessemer vote count. peoplesworld.org BESSEMER, Ala.—Amazon has beaten back a historic effort by workers to form a collective bargaining unit in a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, with about two-thirds of ballots cast in the union election voting against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, according to a tally by the National Labor Relations Board. The final tally …

Lucas Koerner (2021-04-10). Who's afraid of Hugo Chávez? Race, empire, and Chavismo's revolutionary subjectivity. mronline.org Lucas Koerner examines the U.S. Empire's fixation with Chavismo. | April 10, 2021 | Newswire…

Chris Banks (2021-04-10). Chauvin trial week 2: The evidence is overwhelming. liberationnews.org In week two, the prosecution moved into a different phase of its presentation.

Carlos Arellán (2021-04-10). Venezuela's Arreaza Denounces Colombia's 'Unusual' Response to Request for Dialogue to Fight Colombian Paramilitary. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza described as "unusual" the position of Colombia regarding Venezuela's request for dialogue made through the United Nations, to coordinate a response to Colombian paramilitary incursion in recent weeks inside Venezuelan territory and causing death, damage to property, and panic in the population. | The Venezuelan diplomat, in response to a message on Twitter from the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Colombia, pointed out that his Colombian counterpart had replied to Venezuela's request for dialogue with "a primitive, irresponsible and ideological script." | According to…

The Conversation (2021-04-10). Antarctica's ice shelves are trembling as Earth heats, threatening Sea Level Rise unless we Act Now. juancole.com By Ella Gilbert | — Images of colossal chunks of ice plunging into the sea accompany almost every news story about climate change. It can often make the problem seem remote, as if the effects of rising global temperatures are playing out elsewhere. But the break-up of the world's vast reservoirs of frozen water — …

Michael Otto (2021-04-10). Ecuador's presidential election: What's at stake? workers.org Ibarra, Ecuador April 9 — The latest polls before the April 11 runoff presidential election here revealed high percentages of null votes and undecided voters and little space between the two candidates. During the last four years, the dominant ruling elites never ceased their desperate and blatantly undemocratic destruction of . . . |

otowenh (2021-04-10). ALBA-TCP Women and Gender Meeting Revitalizes Fight Against Patriarchy and Imperialism. orinocotribune.com "It is not possible to separate the struggle against patriarchy from the struggle against imperialism and the hegemonic policies of domination," stated the meeting resolution. | High-ranking authorities related to Women and Gender Issues of ALBA-TCP states met on Wednesday to assess progress and challenges in the construction of a fairer, more egalitarian society without exclusion. | The meeting included the participation and interventions of high-level authorities and representatives of Nicaragua, Bolivia, Granada, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Venezuela and Cuba. | Secretary General Sacha LLorenti opened the m…

Éric Toussaint (2021-04-10). Ecuador's poisoned loans from the World Bank and the IMF. mronline.org Ecuador provides an example of a government which officially decided to investigate the process of indebtedness so as to identify illegitimate debt and suspend its repayment. | April 10, 2021 | Newswire…

Ted Kelly (2021-04-10). PA DOC: Stop persecuting Bryant Arroyo for exercising free speech! workers.org Bryant Arroyo, an incarcerated worker at Pennsylvania SCI Frackville, was placed in isolated custody for several days — in other words, thrown in the hole — for suggesting to friends and family that they keep their recordings of video conference calls and share what he says through social media, so . . . |

Liberation Staff (2021-04-10). The Real Story: When U.S. Empire Waged War vs. Socialism in Afghanistan: 1978-1990s. liberationnews.org The United States has been intervening in Afghanistan since 1979. Trump and now Biden promise to end U.S. involvement in the Afghanistan war. But imperialist domination in the country continues.

Henry Hagins (2021-04-10). Paul Robeson gave voice to the trees and forests. workers.org This article first appeared on Jan. 27, 2015. Robeson was born April 9, 1898 and died Jan. 23, 1976. If Paul Robeson were alive today, he'd be toasting and defending people's hero Ramsey Orta (who filmed the police killing of Eric Garner) and roundly condemning the rigged-grand-jury decisions, escape hatching . . . |

Dr. Rajaram Panda (2021-04-10). Chinese Incursions In South China Sea Heightens Tension — Analysis. eurasiareview.com China's increasing incursions in the contested South China Sea in defiance of global norms has heightened tensions in the region. In view of its massive military muscle and economic power that China has accumulated in the recent decades emboldens it to ignore and violate the sensitivities of other small claimants even though it is against the established global rules. The power of intimidation is so huge that no single small Asian nation is in a position to challenge the might of China. Vietnam is the only country backed by its past experience of fighting against the colonisers such as France, the US and China…

BenarNews (2021-04-10). China Turning South China Sea Supply Ships Into Mobile Surveillance Bases. eurasiareview.com By Zachary Haver | China is upgrading two of its civilian South China Sea supply ships with new high-tech surveillance equipment to help the vessels track ships from the United States, Vietnam and other foreign countries, new Chinese government procurement documents show. | This is just the latest instance of the Chinese government leveraging civilian assets to pursue its national security interests in the South China Sea, a common practice under China's strategy of "military-civil fusion." | The project contract was awarded Thursday to Zhejiang Dali Science and Technology Co. Ltd. by Sansha City, which is res…

Ajit Singh (2021-04-10). 'Wipe out China!' US-Funded Uyghur Activists Train as Gun-Toting Foot Soldiers for Empire. orinocotribune.com By Ajit Singh — Mar 31, 2021 | Cultivated by the US government as human rights activists, Uyghur American Association leaders partner with far-right lawmakers and operate a militia-style gun club that trains with ex-US special forces. | On March 21, US-government-funded Uyghur activists were caught on video disrupting a gathering against anti-Asian racism in Washington DC, barking insults at demonstrators including, "Wipe out China!" and "Fuck China!" The Uyghur caravan flew American and "East Turkestan" flags and drove vehicles adorned signs bearing slogans such as, "We Love USA," "Boycott China," and "CCP…

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Over 155 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across China. ecns.cn More than 155.15 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Thursday, the National Health Commission said Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). New cases of 'double mutant' COVID-19 variant detected in U.S. state. ecns.cn Five new cases infected with a "double mutant" of COVID-19 variant have been identified in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, CNBC reported on Thursday. The new cases were identified days after the area reported the first such case.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Hungary has leading vaccination rate in EU thanks to Chinese, Russian jabs, says official. ecns.cn Hungary has a leading vaccination rate among European Union (EU) countries thanks to Chinese and Russian COVID-19 vaccines, a Hungarian official has said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). China calls for Japan's cautious decisions on Fukushima wastewater. ecns.cn China on Friday urged Japan to be cautious on its plan to deal with radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear power plant, calling for the Japanese government to make decisions based on full consultation with neighboring countries.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Report reveals Anglo-American sponsorship of 'East Turkistan' separatism, radical Islamist terrorism. ecns.cn Anglo-Americans have sponsored "East Turkistan" separatism and radical Islamist terrorism, manipulated the Uyghur diaspora for their own geopolitical interests, said a special report recently released by a political group in Australia.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Chinese envoy urges U.S. to immediately lift unilateral sanctions against Iran. ecns.cn The U.S. promise on lifting unilateral sanctions against Iran must be put into action immediately, said Wang Qun, Chinese envoy to the United Nations and other international organizations in Vienna, on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). China will take necessary measures to uphold rights of Chinese companies. ecns.cn China said on Friday it would take necessary measures to uphold the rights and interests of Chinese companies, after the United States added Chinese supercomputing entities to an economic blacklist.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). ASPI's Xinjiang 'victim' database is another tactic to smear China: Officials. ecns.cn The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), which compiles the data of "victims" in Xinjiang, is "another apparatus of the anti-China campaign under the cover of 'independent-study'," said Xu Guixiang, spokesperson of the government of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, at a press conference in Beijing on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). S. Korean ruling party leaders resign en masse due to election defeat. ecns.cn The leaders of South Korean ruling Democratic Party (DP) resigned en masse Thursday to take responsibility for the shocking rout in this week's by-elections.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). One killed, five injured in U.S. shooting. ecns.cn One person was killed and five others injured in a shooting in U.S. Texas Thursday afternoon, according to local police.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). China introduces financial measures to strengthen opening up in Hainan. ecns.cn China has issued a guideline to support higher-level reform and opening up in Hainan Province with financial measures and promote the establishment of a financial policy and institutional framework compatible with the Hainan free trade port.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). 9 confirmed dead in explosive disposal accident in north China. ecns.cn Nine Chinese workers previously announced missing during an explosive disposal operation that went wrong on Wednesday have been confirmed dead, local government said on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Kyrgyz PM, Chinese ambassador discuss enhancing practical cooperation. ecns.cn Kyrgyz Prime Minister Ulukbek Maripov has met with Chinese Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan Du Dewen, and both sides discussed such issues as the development of bilateral relations and strengthening practical cooperation, according to a press release on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Int'l Horticultural Exposition opens in Yangzhou. ecns.cn Themed "Green City, Healthy Life," the expo opened to the public in Zaolinwan Tourist Resort in the county-level city of Yizheng, Yangzhou City, and will run until Oct. 8 this year.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). China pilots enterprise compliance reform in 10 regions. ecns.cn China has launched the second round of its pilot reform of enterprise compliance in 10 provincial-level regions, including Beijing, Liaoning and Shanghai, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Opening of China's FAST telescope to int'l scientists enhances collaboration, says Australian astrophysicist. ecns.cn The opening of China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) to international scientists could enhance collaboration of scientists from different countries, said Australian astrophysicist Naomi McClure-Griffiths.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). China urges U.S. to stop provocative acts in South China Sea. ecns.cn China will address bilateral issues with the Philippines through peaceful dialogue, and urges the U.S. to respect the efforts of the two countries and stop provocative acts in the South China Sea.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Xinjiang teacher chose to go 'where country needs me most'. ecns.cn For Guljahan Amat, applying for membership in the Communist Party of China was a must-do.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Tibet approved for series of airport projects. ecns.cn The National Development and Reform Commission recently approved funding for a series of major airport construction projects in the Tibet autonomous region.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Japan to dilute radioactive Fukushima wastewater next week. ecns.cn Japan's government is set to announce, as early as Tuesday, a plan to dilute radioactive Fukushima wastewater and release it into the ocean, according to Japan's state broadcaster NHK.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). U.S., China need to continue to 'play ping pong' with each other: expert. ecns.cn The United States and China need to continue to "play ping pong" with each other and invest more in the foundation of their consequential bilateral relationship, a leading U.S. expert on China has said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). China to take necessary actions against U.S. sanctions. ecns.cn China to take necessary actions against U.S. sanctions on 7 more Chinese tech firms, says Chinese Foreign Ministry.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Ban on Xinjiang cotton called anti-China ploy. ecns.cn The United States' ban on Xinjiang-grown cotton over allegations of "forced labor" is aimed at destabilizing China, said some peace activists who also accuse the U.S. government of failing to address its own human rights violations.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Biden pushes for tighter gun control after spate of deadly U.S. shootings. ecns.cn In a bid to tamp down gun violence in the United States, President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a new package of executive orders on gun control as any gun violence legislation appears to face slim prospects in a divided Senate.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). China to tighten regulations over local financial institutions. ecns.cn A meeting Thursday urged China's financial regulators to improve regulations of local financial institutions to mitigate risks.

The Canary (2021-04-10). David Cameron admits he was wrong to lobby Rishi Sunak for access to loan scheme. thecanary.co According to allies of David Cameron, the former prime minister admits he was wrong to lobby chancellor Rishi Sunak with private text messages over access for his employer to a coronavirus (Covid-19) loan scheme. | Questions remain: | Cameron is continuing to face questions over his efforts to secure access to the scheme for finance company Greensill Capital. The collapse of the company has put thousands of UK jobs at risk. | This week it emerged that the chancellor responded to texts from Cameron saying he had "pushed" officials to consider plans that could have helped Greensill in 2020. | Cameron is yet…

The Canary (2021-04-10). 'Intersecting forms of disadvantage' explain varying coronavirus health outcomes. thecanary.co Varying coronavirus (Covid-19) health outcomes are the result of "intersecting forms of disadvantage", including structural inequalities faced by certain communities, experts have said. | Intersections: | A combination of political, economic, and social factors can have "exponential impacts" on certain groups. That's according to a paper from the ethnicity subgroup of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage). A Sage meeting on 25 March considered the paper. It was published on 9 April. | It follows the government-commissioned 'Sewell Report' on racial disparities which was published last week.

Tom Coburg (2021-04-10). The news that's getting buried as mainstream media obsesses over Prince Philip's death. thecanary.co On the evening of Friday 9 April, the BBC went wall-to-wall in its coverage of the death of Philip Windsor (aka, the duke of Edinburgh). BBC 1 and BBC 2 provided the same content for the entire evening, and all BBC 4 programmes were cancelled. Subsequently, the state broadcaster was forced to publish a But with spectacles like this, it's a good time for the government and its friends in the media to ignore other matters. For exa…

Arab News (2021-04-10). New Design Platform Connects Italy, Egypt To Foster Creative Discussion. eurasiareview.com By Francesco Bongarra | A digital platform will connect Italy and Egypt on the basis of design, architecture and landscaping, with incursions in fashion and art. | The new digital magazine, called "Cairo Milano Design," a joint venture by Fuorisalone and Egyptian specialized magazine El Beit Magazine, will be active from April 15. | The magazine will be a section of the portal

Dave Zirin (2021-04-10). Baseball Says No to Jim Crow 2.0. zcomm.org Major League Baseball is a conservative institution. It speaks volumes that it moved the All-Star Game from Brian Kemp's Georgia…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-04-10). Why Republicans Are Betting the Farm on Attacking Transgender People. zcomm.org Transgender people, like immigrants, voters of color, and those seeking abortions, are the latest scapegoats that the GOP is counting on to fuel bigotry among its base…

Victoria Law (2021-04-10). To End Mass Incarceration, We Need to Bust the Myths That Prop It Up. zcomm.org If prisons kept us safe, then the U.S. should be the safest nation in the world…

Nikos Raptis (2021-04-10). Turks and Greeks: the Human Case (Part 1 of 2). zcomm.org This extremely potent instrument of Religion is used by the Trumps of the world for their personal benefit…

Christine O'Connell (2021-04-10). "This Agreement Protects Jobs" zcomm.org Four Unions at Rutgers University Reach Historic Deal to End Layoffs…

Jody Williams (2021-04-10). Biden Admin Slammed for Claiming Landmines Are a "Vital Tool" zcomm.org The Biden administration is facing criticism from human rights groups after it announced it will leave in place a Trump-era policy to allow military commanders to use landmines across the globe…

Harleen Kaur Bal (2021-04-10). What Should We Learn from India's Farmers' Protests? zcomm.org From this example, the global community must learn how to face growing ethnic nationalism and political divide with unified inclusivity on common ground, rather than contempt for the other…

Chris Graham (2021-04-10). Defending The Indefensible. zcomm.org There's No Case For Keeping A Justice System That Fails Half The Population…

John Gilmore (2021-04-10). The Heat: Biden's response to U.S. gun violence. america.cgtn.com U.S. President Joe Biden unveils a series of executive actions to combat gun violence while calling on Congress to do more. To be clear when it comes to curbing guns in the United States, the power of the president is limited. The Constitution vests that …

news.un (2021-04-10). FROM THE FIELD: Solar energy powers COVID-19 treatment. news.un.org In some of the poorest parts of the world, where there is no access to a reliable electricity grid, the UN is equipping hundreds of health facilities with solar technologies, allowing them to avoid power outages and save lives.

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-10). After emergency visit to Ukraine, Polish foreign minister calls Nord Stream 2 pipeline "present danger to peace in Europe" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com After emergency visit to Ukraine, Polish foreign minister calls Nord Stream 2 pipeline "present danger to peace in Europe"Rick Rozoff In the whirlwind of diplomatic activity in Europe and the U.S. related to the upsurge in fighting in the Donbass region of Ukraine, the coming and going of government and military officials in the Ukrainian …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-10). When Prince Philip Became A Monument — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The student from Ghana was insistent. "I want to meet him." The stubborn, well-attired fool, groomed and keen to make a good impression, was attending the Senate House ceremony in Cambridge for honorary awardees. He was not the only one. In attendance on this warm June day in 2006 were a gaggle of rascals, well-wishers and rogues. This was gawking made respectable. | The

Vitor Gaspar, W. Raphael Lam, Paolo Mauro,, Mehdi Raissi* (2021-04-10). Tailoring Government Support — Analysis. eurasiareview.com The race to vaccinate against COVID-19 continues, but the pace of inoculation varies widely across countries, with access unavailable to many. Global cooperation must be stepped up to produce and distribute vaccines to all countries at affordable costs. The sooner vaccinations curb the pandemic, the faster economies can return to normal. | If the global pandemic is controlled via vaccination, the resulting stronger economic growth would yield more than $1 trillion in additional tax revenues in advanced economies by 2025—and save more in fiscal support measures. The COVID-19 vaccination will thus more tha…

Kathy Kelly (2021-04-10). Hunting In Yemen — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Since March 29th, in Washington, D.C., Iman Saleh, age 26, has been on a Saleh decries the prevention of fuel from entering a key port in Yemen's northern region. | "When people think of famine, they wouldn't consider fuel as contributing to that, but when you're blocking fuel fro…

East Asia Forum (2021-04-10). North Korea's Economy Is Recentralized And China-Reliant — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Sangsoo Lee* | In North Korea, many enjoy making money for themselves by selling products in private markets. Under Kim Jong-un, expanding these markets became a source of tax revenue for the regime. But this changed in the past year with the outbreak of COVID-19. The closure of borders coupled with economic sanctions exacerbated an already dire economic situation in North Korea. Year-on-year trade with its biggest trade partner, China,

IPCS (2021-04-10). Aarogya Setu, Data Security, And The Right To Privacy — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Vrinda Batra* | With over 150 million downloads, India's Aarogya Setu is the world's most downloaded COVID-19 contact tracing app. Within the first month of its launch, it helped identify approximately 600 COVID-19 hotspots around the country. However, a lack of robust data protection laws and checks on mass surveillance to safeguard privacy and individual autonomy makes Aarogya Setu vulnerable to misuse. It thus presents a case for instituting a comprehensive regulatory framework that governsprivacy and its enforcement mechanisms. | Structural and Functional Aspects: | On the structural level, Aaro…

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-10). Russia Lacks Sufficient Number Of Migrants To Fulfill Its Ambitious Development Plans — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Despite various official efforts, including regular payment of maternal capital to stimulate birth rates and regulating migration policy to boost population, Russia is reportedly experiencing decreasing population. According to the Federal State Statistics Service, Russia's population currently stands at approximately 144 million, down from 148.3 million. | Experts at the Higher School of Economics believe that regulating the legal status of migrants, majority of them arriving from the Commonwealth of Independent States or the former Soviet republics, could be useful or resourceful for developing the economy,…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-10). Structural Racism, Anti-LGBTQ Policies Lead To Worse Health In Black Sexual Minority Men. eurasiareview.com Eliminating racist and anti-LGBTQ policies is essential to improving the health of Black gay, bisexual and other sexual minority men, according to a Rutgers-led research team. | The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, examined the impact that U.S. state-level structural racism and anti-LGBTQ policies have on the psychological and behavioral health of Black and white sexual minority men. | "Our results illuminate the compounding effects of racist and anti-LGBTQ policies and their implementation for Black gay, bisexual, and queer men. To improve mental and physical health and support…

Neville Teller (2021-04-10). Why Dealing With Iran Is A Non-Starter — OpEd. eurasiareview.com On Friday, April 2 all the signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal except the US — that is, the EU, Russia, China, the UK, France, Germany and Iran — met in Brussels and, with the knowledge and acquiescence of Washington, agreed to set up talks in Vienna in the week commencing April 6, in an effort to rescue the Iran nuclear deal that Donald Trump abandoned almost three years ago. The US agreed to attend the talks, and American representatives are at Vienna.. | Officials from Washington and Tehran are meeting directly. The EU is acting as mediator in separate negotiations with each side. The talks are…

Iran News Wire (2021-04-10). Are Iran's Gold Mines Under China's Control? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Sahar Heydari | Two weeks after the

RFA (2021-04-10). China Sanctions Intensify, Escalating Trade Risks — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Michael Lelyveld | Western trade and investment interests in China are facing new threats as sanctions trigger retaliation, heightening tensions over human rights, national security and territorial control. | Since the start of President Joseph R. Biden's term in office on Jan. 20, there have been several exchanges of new sanctions announced by the United States, U.S. allies and Beijing. | Within hours of Biden's inauguration, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced sanctions against 28 ex-officials from the Trump administration, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former trade adviser…

SAAG (2021-04-10). Is Bangladesh Caught In A Fish's Net Between India And China? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Kazi Anwarul Masud | Some recent articles have compared Indian Prime Minister's style of governance as comparable to China. This is concerning to the neighbours who consider India as the largest practicing democracy and Chinese as style as dictatorial. | Such a conclusion is obvious to any layman who cares for the rights and privileges she/he enjoys in the country the person lives in. No one would like to live in fear of being whisked away at the dead of night for a "crime" he or she has not committed. One of the best selling authors in India Chetan Bhagat expressed his fear that " Buddhist and Jain history…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-10). US: Congress Advances Slavery Reparations Bill. eurasiareview.com The US Congress will take a historic step on April 14, 2021 when a congressional committee is to vote on a slavery reparations bill, Human Rights Watch said Friday. The House Judiciary Committee announced on April 9 its upcoming vote on H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act. | H.R. 40 would establish a federal commission to study the legacy of slavery in the United States and its ongoing harm and develop proposals for redress and repair, including reparations. The bill has been introduced at every congressional session since 1989 but has never before reache…

Observer Research Foundation (2021-04-10). Tracing The Role Of Ideas And Tactics In The Kashmir Conflict — Analysis. eurasiareview.com The conflict in Kashmir has undergone several changes and has kept itself relevant by drawing upon ideas and tactics from elsewhere.: | By Aditya Gowdara Shivamurthy* | Since its outbreak in 1989, the conflict in Kashmir has survived by adopting or dubbing ideas and tactics from the events elsewhere. Conflicts in today's globalised and digitalised world often feed on new ideas as monotonous strategies and tactics are easy targets for counterinsurgencies and conflict fatigue. Thus, non-state actors and agents of conflicts often implement and introduce novel tactics and ideas to cope with the changes and…

Christopher Lawrence* (2021-04-10). Bora Balaj Has Crafted A Story Of Kosovo In A Crisis — Review. eurasiareview.com After the death of Tito, the former Yugoslavia a collective of republics put together after World War 2 , slowly fell into conflict Slovenia and Croatia called for decentralization then declared independence on June 25th 1991 and by 1992 the ethnic cleansing by Serb forces began, with this brutal backdrop Bora Balaj has crafted a story of Kosovo in a crisis, a struggle for the liberation of Albanians soon to be driven out by conflict, threats, rape and genocide. | With a bright confidence in words and language a story told from the heart about Lola a bride to be of the summer, to her promised Flamur, found wit…

Tasnim News Agency (2021-04-10). Efforts Underway For Release Of Iranian Tanker Seized By Indonesia. eurasiareview.com Tehran is proceeding with efforts for the release of an Iranian oil tanker that was seized in Indonesian waters in January, the spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry said. | Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Saturday that consultations are underway for the release of the Iranian oil tanker 'MT Horse'. | "The case is being pursued by engaging a lawyer and through legal proceedings, and will continue until achieving the final result," he noted. | The spokesman said "extensive investigations" suggest that the Iranian-flagged oil tanker has not committed any violations. | "Therefore, the authorities of the friendl…

Rabbi Allen S. Maller (2021-04-10). An Islamic Arab Party May Make An Israeli Government — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Lacking a clear path to forming a government, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is delving deep into his bag of political tricks. To reach a majority, Netanyahu needs the support of Yamina leader Naftali Bennett, who he has already met. However, even with Yamina's seven seats, Netanyahu would still be two seats shy of a majority. | Some people in Netanyahu's right-wing religious bloc have entertained a government propped up by the Islamist Arab Ra'am party, which with its four seats emerged from the elections as a potential kingmaker. | Netanyahu's allies in the far-right Religious Zionism party have rejected…

Dr. K S Parthasarathy (2021-04-10). Safety And Clinical Impact Of MRI In Patients With Non—MRI-Conditional Cardiac Devices — OpEd. eurasiareview.com In 1996, this writer came across an instance in which physicians with the help of modern medical technology saved a life in an emergency. We were in Chennai in one of the premier cancer hospitals in India to attend a conference. On the second day, one of our colleagues was found unconscious in his room. The physician who examined him suspected that it is possibly an instance of brain haemorrhage. Within a few hours he underwent many tests including digital subtraction angiography in a specialty hospital. | He underwent surgery to place an aneurysm clip in his brain. He came back to normal health within a few w…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-10). Resilience Against Replay Attacks In Computer Systems. eurasiareview.com From power grids and telecommunications to water supply and financial systems, digital data controls the infrastructure systems on which society relies. These complex, multi-tier systems depend on layered communications to accomplish their tasks – yet every point of contact becomes a potential target, every path of information a potential weak spot for malicious actors to attack. | A team of researchers from the University of Calabria in Italy has developed the first predictive control scheme that can help distributed networks with multiple agents not only identify these attacks but also protect against them.

ABR (2021-04-10). Brazil: Government Makes $590.7Mln From Auction Of 22 Airports. eurasiareview.com By Daniel Mello | In an auction held earlier this week at Sà£o Paulo stock exchange B3, 22 airports were conceded across 12 states, bringing in $590.7 million. The competition was organized by Brazil's National Civil Aviation Agency in three blocks: North, South, and Central. | The Companhia de Participaàßàµes em Concessàµes, part of the CCR group, won the South (nine airports) for $375.9 million and the Central section (six airports) for $134.9 million. The bids had a premium of 1.534 and 9.156 percent, respectively. Vinci Airports won the North (seven airports), paying $75.7 million,…

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-10). SADC Summit Ends With Promises Of More Meetings. eurasiareview.com The Southern African Development Community (SADC) held an Extraordinary Double Troika meeting on April 8 in Maputo to deliberate on measures on addressing terrorism and its related impact on the current development specifically in the Mozambique and generally in southern Africa. The Cabo Delgado crisis started in 2017 with insurgents taking control of parts of northern Mozambique. | One of the two troikas consists of the current, incoming and outgoing chairs of SADC (namely Mozambique, Malawi and Tanzania), while the second is formed by the current, incoming and outgoing chairs of the SADC organ for politics,…

MISES (2021-04-10). Government Property Is Sacred: Your Property? Not So Much — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By José Niño* | In light of the government's response to the January 6 storming of the Capitol, anyone with a sense of political sanity can no longer argue that the war on terror is separate from American domestic affairs. | US imperialism came full circle on January 20, 2021, when Washington, DC, was subject to military occupation during Joe Biden's inaugural address in order to secure the Capitol from alleged domestic extremist threats. When the right-wing violence that DC talking heads were squawking about never came to pass, their focus shifted toward trying to deradicalize right-leaning individuals who ho…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-10). CO2 Mitigation On Earth And Magnesium Civilization On Mars. eurasiareview.com Excessive CO2 emissions are a major cause of climate change, and hence reducing the CO2 levels in the Earth's atmosphere is key to limit adverse environmental effects. Rather than just capture and store CO2, it would be desirable to use it as carbon feedstock for fuel production to achieve the target of "net-zero-emissions energy systems". The capture and conversion of CO2 (from fuel gas or directly from the air) to methane and methanol simply using water as a hydrogen source under ambient conditions would provide an optimal solution to reduce excessive CO2 levels and would be highly sustainable. | Researchers…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-10). Developed Blood Test For Depression, Bipolar Disorder. eurasiareview.com Worldwide, 1 in 4 people will suffer from a depressive episode in their lifetime. | While current diagnosis and treatment approaches are largely trial and error, a breakthrough study by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers sheds new light on the biological basis of mood disorders, and offers a promising blood test aimed at a precision medicine approach to treatment. | Led by Alexander B. Niculescu, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at IU School of Medicine, the study was published in the high impact journal Molecular Psychiatry . The work builds on previous research conducted by Niculescu and his c…

Cyrus Yaqubi (2021-04-10). Why Is Iranian Regime Afraid Of Negotiating With The US? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com After three months, President Biden in an effort to curb the expansion of Iranian regime's nuclear program within the framework of JCPOA, indirectly through his European partners, started negotiation with the Iranian representatives in Vienna, Austria. Although Iran's representatives have ostensibly stated that they will not negotiate directly or indirectly with the United States until the lifting of sanctions by the United States, it is clear to observers that the meeting in Vienna was a kind of negotiation between the two countries. | The meeting even provoked some reactions from opponents of negotiations wi…

CNA (2021-04-10). Feds Allege Ex-Executive Embezzled Children's Services Non-Profit For Personal Spending. eurasiareview.com By Kevin J. Jones | Alleging embezzlement of over $200,000, federal prosecutors have filed charges against John Lynch, a former executive of the historically Catholic Michigan non-profit Holy Cross Children's Services . | "In 2017, Holy Cross Services' management discovered financial irregularities indicative of possible embezzlement activity," the nonprofit organization said in a statement. The organization initiated an audit performed by an outside accounting firm and notified its insurance carriers, and reported the matter to law enforcement, including the FBI. | The investigation was prompted when an emplo…

BenarNews (2021-04-10). Kerry Says Restoring Democracy In Myanmar Will Ease Bangladesh's Rohingya Burden. eurasiareview.com By Jesmin Papri | Democracy must be restored in Myanmar to ease the Rohingya refugee burden on Bangladesh, U.S. special envoy John Kerry said Friday during a lightning visit to the South Asian nation to drum up support for a Washington-hosted climate summit. | The American diplomat heaped praise on Bangladesh for its "extraordinary" generosity in sheltering the refugees from Myanmar, and even mentioned Dhaka's controversial decision to relocate thousands to a flood-prone island. | He called the current situation in Myanmar "one of the great moral challenges of the planet today," in referring to a coup and dead…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-10). Exploration Of Ocean Currents Beneath The 'Doomsday Glacier'. eurasiareview.com For the first time, researchers have been able to obtain data from underneath Thwaites Glacier, also known as the "Doomsday Glacier". They find that the supply of warm water to the glacier is larger than previously thought, triggering concerns of faster melting and accelerating ice flow. | With the help of the uncrewed submarine Ran that made its way under Thwaites glacier front, the researchers have made a number of new discoveries. Professor Karen Heywood of the University of East Anglia commented: | "This was Ran's first venture to polar regions and her exploration of the waters under the ice shelf was much…

VOA (2021-04-10). Russia Seen Advancing SE Asian Ambitions Through Myanmar Generals — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Luke Hunt | Analysts say Russia is increasing arms sales to Myanmar's military and steadfastly standing by Myanmar's coup leader, General Min Aung Hlaing, an alliance they say will further Moscow's foreign policy ambitions across Southeast Asia through future weapons sales. | Meanwhile, leaders of at least 10 of ethnic rebel groups have declared their support for the country's anti-coup movement. | Anthony Davis, a security analyst with the Jane's Group in Bangkok, said Moscow "very clearly" wants to further its ties with Myanmar's military, known as Tatmadaw, through sales, primarily to its air force and,…

IDN (2021-04-10). Taking Lessons From LTTE New Narco-Terrorism Network Takes Shape In South Asia — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Sugeeswara Senadhira* | Indian security officials believe the interception of a Sri Lankan boat carrying 300 kilograms of heroin, five AK-47 guns and ammunition off the coast of Vizhinjam in Kerala in South India on March 25 points to a network of narco-terrorism with strong links to a group in Sri Lanka. The Indian officials told the Media the network of narco-terrorism has created sleeper cells in Sri Lanka and other neighbouring countries, and exports drugs to foment trouble. They added that the drug income is then used to fund illegal activities, including extremist activities. | The Indian Coast Guard…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-10). Aramco Agrees $12.4 Billion Pipeline Deal With EIG. eurasiareview.com Aramco has agreed a $12.4 billion leaseback deal with a consortium led by EIG Global Energy Partners in one of the biggest energy infrastructure transactions. | It represents a continuation of Aramco's strategy to unlock the potential of its asset base and maximize value for its shareholders, it said in a statement. | A newly-formed unit called Aramco Oil Pipelines Company will lease usage rights in Aramco's stabilized crude oil pipelines network for a 25-year period. | In return, Aramco Oil Pipelines Company will receive a tariff payable by Aramco for the stabilized crude oil that flows through the network, b…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-10). Brazil At High Risk Of Dengue Outbreaks After Droughts Because Of Temporary Water Storage. eurasiareview.com Dengue risk is exacerbated in highly populated areas of Brazil after extreme drought because of improvised water containers housing mosquitoes, suggests a new study in Lancet Planetary Health. | The research was led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine's (LSHTM) Centre on Climate Change & Planetary Health and Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases. Using advanced statistical modelling techniques, the team predicted the timing and intensity of dengue risk in Brazil from extreme weather patterns. | The risk of dengue was high in urban areas three to five months after extreme…

P. K. Balachandran (2021-04-10). Sri Lanka: Buddhist Monks And Security Issues Set To Derail Elections — Analysis. eurasiareview.com While there is pressure on Sri Lanka from India and the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to hold the long-delayed Provincial Council (PC) elections, there are a number political factors preventing the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government from holding the polls in the foreseeable future. | Government ministers have said that the polls could be held at the end of 2021. But that seems more and more unlikely with every passing day. | Firstly, the delimitation of constituencies for holding elections under the First Past…

Arab News (2021-04-10). Why Biden Will Regret Seeking A 'Quick Win' On Iran — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Baria Alamuddin* | Positive statements by Iranian officials after last week's meeting in Vienna suggest that if the Americans and Europeans are considering additional demands in an updated Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), nobody has told the Iranians. | State Department comments about readiness to lift "sanctions that are inconsistent with the JCPOA" also suggest that Biden may have chosen the path of least resistance for returning to a flawed and limited nuclear deal, with no mechanism for addressing Tehran's terrorism, paramilitarism, expansionism, missile proliferation and warmongering. It is…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-10). NASA's Mars Helicopter To Make First Flight Attempt Sunday. eurasiareview.com NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter is two days away from making humanity's first attempt at powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. If all proceeds as planned, the 4-pound (1.8-kg) rotorcraft is expected to take off from Mars' Jezero Crater Sunday, April 11, at 12: 30 p.m. local Mars solar time (10: 54 p.m. EDT, 7: 54 p.m. PDT), hovering 10 feet (3 meters) above the surface for up to 30 seconds. Mission control specialists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California expect to receive the first data from the first flight attempt the following morning at around 4: 15 a.m. EDT (1: 15…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-10). Regional Habitat Differences Identified For Threatened Piping Plovers On Atlantic Coast. eurasiareview.com Piping plovers, charismatic shorebirds that nest and feed on many Atlantic Coast beaches, rely on different kinds of coastal habitats in different regions along the Atlantic Coast, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. | The Atlantic Coast and Northern Great Plains populations of the piping plover were listed as federally threatened in 1985. The Atlantic coast population is managed in three regional recovery units, or regions: New England, which includes Massachusetts and Rhode Island; Mid-Atlantic, which includes New York and New Jersey; and Southern, which…

DoD News (2021-04-10). Russia Needs To Answer Questions Regarding Military Buildup Near Ukraine. eurasiareview.com By Jim Garmone | After numerous questions about a Russian buildup in Crimea and along the eastern border of Russia with Ukraine, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby finally got a bit exasperated and told Pentagon reporters that "these are great questions to put to [Defense Minister Sergey] Shoygu in Moscow." | White House officials have classified the Russian buildup in the region as the largest since 2014, and many nations want to know why the Russ…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-10). Little Evidence That 'Wood Overuse' At Cahokia Caused Collapse. eurasiareview.com Whatever ultimately caused inhabitants to abandon Cahokia, it was not because they cut down too many trees, according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis. | Archaeologists from Arts & Sciences excavated around earthen mounds and analyzed sediment cores to test a persistent theory about the collapse of Cahokia, the pre-Columbian Native American city in southwestern Illinois that was once home to more than 15,000 people. | No one knows for sure why people left Cahokia, though many environmental and social explanations have been proposed. One oft-repeated theory is tied to resource exploitatio…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-10). Aquatic Ecosystems Source Of Half Of Global Methane Emissions. eurasiareview.com Direct human alterations to natural aquatic ecosystems can increase methane emissions, a new study has found. | Atmospheric methane has tripled since pre-industrial times. It traps heat far more effectively than carbon dioxide and accounts for 25% of atmospheric warming to date. And much of that methane is coming from aquatic ecosystems, with human activities contributing to the emissions levels, a new paper published in Nature Geoscience has found. | The global contribution and importance of aquatic ecosystems as methane emitters has been underestimated, says Judith Rosentreter, postdoctoral associate at the…

Nilesh Kunwar (2021-04-10). Pakistan Army's 'Culture Of Entitlement' — OpEd. eurasiareview.com If an outsider was to say that there's rampant corruption in Pakistan army, especially within the top echelons, Pakistan army's media wing Inter Services Public Relations [ISPR] would label that person a "RAW agent" trying to malign the military and terming such assertions as "motivated", outrightly dismiss the same. However, what explanation can ISPR offer when patriotic and well-meaning people in Pakistan level similar charges against Rawalpindi? | In her extensively researched book "Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan's Military Economy" published in 2007, noted Pakistani activist Ayesha Siddiqa reveals the high…

RFE RL (2021-04-10). Iran Launches Production Of New Centrifuges After Start Of Nuclear Talks In Vienna. eurasiareview.com ( Rohani was seen in a live state TV broadcast at the Natanz nuclear plant ordering the injection of uranium gas into the centrifuges and mechanical tests on its newest advanced nuclear centrifuge. | T…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-10). Abrupt Ice Age Climate Changes Behaved Like Cascading Dominoes. eurasiareview.com Throughout the last ice age, the climate changed repeatedly and rapidly during so-called Dansgaard-Oeschger events, where Greenland temperatures rose between 5 and 16 degrees Celsius in decades. When certain parts of the climate system changed, other parts of the climate system followed like a series of dominos toppling in succession. This is the conclusion from an analysis of ice-core data by a group of researchers that included postdoc Emilie Capron and associate professor Sune Olander Rasmussen from the Section for the Physics of Ice, Climate and Earth at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen,…

Geopolitical Monitor (2021-04-10). TIAR 2.0: Breathing New Life Into A Cold War-Era Inter-American Defense Treaty — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez* | International diplomacy is composed of an endless list of treaties, agreements, memoranda of understanding, among other types of documents between states. As events unfold and national interests and objectives shift, many of these treaties become obsolete, forgotten or replaced by new treaties. One document that is in the edge of becoming obsolete is the Inter-American Reciprocal Assistance Treaty ( A product of the Cold…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-10). Zelensky Goes To Turkey, As Erdogan Calls Moscow. southfront.org Source: Press service of the presidential administration of Ukraine | According to diplomatic sources, on April 10, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is going to pay a visit to Turkey due to the 9th assembly of the Turkey-Ukraine High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council."The meeting will be held with the participation of ministers, during which Turkish-Ukrainian relations, the level of strategic partnership in all its aspects will be discussed, measures can also be taken to develop and…

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-10). Tehran's Grand Bazaar closed after sharp rise in COVID-19. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 10 (MNA) — Following a dramatic rise in coronavirus infections in recent days, Tehran's Grand Bazaar and many other businesses have been closed for two weeks.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-10). Iran stresses on complete lifting of sanctions in 'one step'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 10 (MNA) — Emphasizing the complete lifting of sanctions in one step, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for the Political Affairs said that Tehran does not believe in step-by-step lifting of sanctions.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-10). La Soufriere Volcano hits St. Vincent, Grenadines. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 10 (MNA) — The seismic activity of the volcano La Soufriere in the Caribbean volcanic island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has culminated in a powerful and explosive eruption.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-10). Tornado in US's Louisiana claims one life, 7 others injured. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 10 (MNA) — Following the occurrence of storm and tornado in US State of Louisiana, one person was killed and seven others were injured.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-10). ISIL No. 2 leader killed: Iraq PM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 10 (MNA) — The Iraqi Prime Minister revealed that ISIL Number 2 leader and dozens of leaders of this terrorist group were killed during the recent large-scale operations launched by Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-10). No relation between US talks with Iraq, Iran talks in Vienna. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 10 (MNA) — The US Ambassador to Baghdad, said the coincidence of US talks with Iraq and nuclear talks of Iran in Vienna is accidental and there is no relation between the two events.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-10). President Biden has choice to make about Iran: Khatibzadeh. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 10 (MNA) — In a tweet on Sat. the spox of the Iranian foreign ministry said the US President Biden has a choice to make about Iran.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-10). Iran to join national crypto owners soon. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 07 (MNA) — The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) is to permit imports of goods into the country via domestically mined cryptocurrencies (rial-based ones); i.e., Iran will soon join the club of national cryptocurrency owners.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-10). Nuclear technology, 'one of Iran's power components': Vaezi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 10 (MNA) — Iranian President's Chief of Staff said that today, nuclear technology is one of the power components of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the international arenas.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-10). Somalia suicide bombing leaves 3 dead, 5 injured. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 10 (MNA) — According to Somalian officials a regional governor has escaped a suicide bombing that killed at least three people, including two of his bodyguards.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-10). Pakistani FM to visit Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 10 (MNA) — Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi informed of his imminent visit to Tehran on Sat.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-10). Uber car rental – uber car rent london. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 10 (MNA) — Any PCO driver in the UK, no matter if they are working for Uber or other rideshare apps, they need to have an accepted car by TfL.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-10). Zionist military official heads to Washington to discuss Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 10 (MNA) — Zionist sources reported that the Chief of General Staff of the Zionist regime's Army has traveled to Washington to discuss Iran with American officials.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-10). Iraq discusses regional issues, Iran with Arab League. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 10 (MNA) — Iraqi FM Fuad Hussein discussed regional issues including his country's relations with Iran and Turkey with the Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-10). Social Media Follower Growth. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 10 (MNA) — Having a network system in any communication means doing work or activity using mass communication systems. Mass communication systems are superior to individual systems among all beings in the world.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-10). Tehran to host intl. expo of Eurasian states capabilities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 10 (MNA) — Iranian envoy in Moscow informed on Sat. that Tehran is to host the International Exhibition of Capabilities of Eurasian Member States in a few weeks.

Fra Hughes (2021-04-10). Brexit ,That Northern Ireland Protocol and the Storey so far. orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes Belfast — Apr 8, 2021 | Trouble erupted on the streets of Belfast on Wednesday the 7th of April 2021. We can only ask if we are witnessing a return to the violent scenes of 1969. | The Northern Ireland protocol has created the Irish Sea Border which is seen by Unionists and Loyalists as a diminution of their Britishness and of the continuing link between Northern Ireland and Great Britain and their fears for their future within a united Ireland which is now firmly on the political Horizon. | The fall out between the Democratic Unionist Party and Boris Johnson's Conservative government has led t…

Enrique Calderón Alzati (2021-04-10). México — La Cuarta Transformación. globalizacion.ca Como parte central de su campaña presidencial, Andrés Manuel López Obrador convocó a la sociedad mexicana a realizar una nueva transformación equiparable a los tres grandes movimientos sociales en la historia de México: el de la Independencia, iniciado en 1810;…

RT (2021-04-10). 'Action fell short to match the rhetoric': Indigenous activists rip Biden admin for refusal to shut down Dakota Access pipeline. rt.com Activists opposing the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline have blasted the Biden administration for failing to act on its progressive rhetoric after officials said they will allow the oil to flow pending an impact report. | Representatives of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation accused the new administration of talking the talk but not walking the walk on Friday, after the US Army Corps of Engineers refused to intervene in the long-running row between the Native American activists and the operating company behind the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). | "Today was the day to see whether this rhetoric was going to…

RT (2021-04-10). 'Social justice pays well': BLM leader ripped for 'buying $1.4 million Los Angeles home' in predominantly white neighborhood. rt.com Critics are blasting Patrisse Khan-Cullors, Black Lives Matter 'co-founder,' over reports she recently purchased a $1.4-million Los Angeles home in an exclusive neighborhood that comprises primarily white residents. | Khan-Cullors' lavish Topanga Canyon home, which consists of three bedrooms and a guest house, is in a neighborhood that is nearly 90% white, according to The social ac…

RT (2021-04-10). Cops hunting child murderer after 3 toddlers stabbed to death in Los Angeles. rt.com Police in Los Angeles have discovered the bodies of three toddlers, all of whom have apparently been stabbed to death. The gruesome discovery kicked off a manhunt for the killer, who may be fleeing in a stolen car. | Police and firefighters were called to Reseda Boulevard in northwest Los Angeles on Saturday morning to investigate a possible stabbing. On arrival, they made a grisly discovery: the bodies of three minors, all under the age of five, and all apparently stabbed to death, per a police statement and a report by Fox 11 News. | @FOXLA— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) RT (2021-04-10). Black US soldier sues police after being pepper-sprayed, held at gunpoint during traffic stop as VIDEO of incident sparks outrage. rt.com Two Virginia police officers are being sued by a US Army lieutenant after they were caught on film seemingly threatening and pepper-spraying the black man during a traffic stop after he repeatedly refused to exit his vehicle. | In a December 2020 bodycam video, which went viral after appearing online this week, officers Joe Gutierrez and Daniel Crocker could be heard ordering US Army Medical Corps Second Lieutenant Caron Nazario to leave his SUV over 40 times. | Nazario, however, did not comply and instead asked the officers what he was being stopped for and protested, "I'm actively serving this country and th…

RT (2021-04-10). 'Selling out democracy'? Activists call for boycott of Toyota for supporting 'sedition' after donation to Republicans. rt.com Car manufacturer Toyota is facing calls for a boycott over a donation to a Republican lawmaker who contested the results of the 2020 presidential election. | Liberals on social media were up in arms after discovering data from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) that showed a $1,000 donation to Rep. Alex Mooney (R-West Virginia) on February 4 from Toyota. | The donation comes after the company said it would reevaluate its criteria for donations, following the riot at the US Capitol on January 6. | UPDATE:

RT (2021-04-10). 'Unacceptable': Biden experiences heavy pressure from within his own party after requesting HUGE $715bn Pentagon budget. rt.com President Joe Biden faced huge opposition after requesting a $715 billion budget for the Pentagon next year — an increase over former President Donald Trump's budget this year. | Biden's Much of the oppo…

RT (2021-04-10). Tensions high ahead of #WhiteLivesMatter rally in California: KKK and BLM expected to show up. rt.com Police are gearing up for trouble in Huntington Beach, California, ahead of a 'White Lives Matter' rally. Ku Klux Klan fliers have been spotted in the area, and Black Lives Matter activists are planning a counter-protest. | "There will be a large contingent of police officers" deployed in Huntington Beach on Sunday, police Lt. Brian Smith told

RT (2021-04-10). Perception over reality? Georgia daycare condemned for 'racism' as critics say photo shows white children fed lunch before peers. rt.com A Georgia daycare and preschool had its local franchise terminated after a photo emerged purporting to show staff serving food to white children ahead of their classmates. Skeptics argue the image was taken out of context. | The photo at the heart of the controversy surfaced online earlier this week, a screenshot taken from a live feed at a Kids R Kids location in Roswell, Georgia, set up to allow parents to check in on their little ones remotely throughout the day. The image shows a group of kids seated at tables, but only the white children appear to have been served lunch. | "They were skipping all of the b…

RT (2021-04-10). Nearly 40% of Marines have rejected coronavirus vaccine as Dems call on Biden admin to make shots mandatory for troops — reports. rt.com Just shy of 40 percent of Marine Corps service members have refused to take the coronavirus jab, new data provided to the media shows. The revelation comes as Democratic lawmakers push to make the vaccine mandatory for soldiers. | Some 75,500 Marines have agreed to be vaccinated as of Thursday, while around 48,000 have declined the inoculation, CNN

RT (2021-04-10). 200,000+ US military personnel & veterans claim defective 3M earplugs led to hearing problems as first lawsuit goes to court. rt.com More than 200,000 US service members and veterans who suffer from hearing issues are suing manufacturer 3M for allegedly supplying defective earplugs to the Pentagon. The litigation is one of the largest lawsuits of its kind. | The case involves the Minnesota-based company's Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2, which were widely used by troops deployed to both Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2015. | The plaintiffs blame 3M for hearing loss and related issues, alleging that the firm was aware that the gear had problems, coming loose and not properly shielding its users from loud sounds. Due to the huge number…

RT (2021-04-10). Mother arrested after 3 toddlers stabbed to death in Los Angeles, police believe she's 'sole suspect' in the case. rt.com Police in Los Angeles have arrested Liliana Carrillo, 30, after they discovered the bodies of her three kids, stabbed to death in their home. The gruesome find sparked a manhunt for Carrillo, who reportedly fled in a stolen car. | Police and firefighters were called to Reseda Boulevard in northwest Los Angeles on Saturday morning to investigate a possible stabbing. On arrival, they made a grisly discovery: the bodies of three minors, all under the age of five, and all apparently stabbed to death, police said. | Shortly after the children's bodies were found, Carrillo reportedly committed a carjacking in Bakers…

orinocotribune (2021-04-10). United Kingdom Has Not Released a Single Dollar Belonging to Venezuela for Vaccine Purchases. orinocotribune.com Venezuela is one of the few countries in the world that has had, and still has, to face Covid-19 pandemic while being subjected to an unprecedented blockade imposed by the United States and European countries. The government of President Nicolás Maduro has called incessantly for the end of these illegal coercive measures and is especially waiting for the release of $300 million kept frozen by the Bank of England. However, "not a single dollar" of that money has been released until now, informed Jorge Arreaza, Venezuelan Minister for Foreign Affairs, in a recent interview. With this money, the State intends to buy…

People Before Profits (2021-04-10). US is 13th in Infrastructure, 27th in Education and Healthcare. indybay.org As Pres. Biden embarked on a campaign for improving US infrastructure by raising the corporate tax to 28% (was 53% in 1950s), he provided a ringing indictment of the US private-profit-first economy with a list of the 12 countries that have better infrastructure than the US: 1. Singapore, 2. Netherlands, 3. China, 4. Switzerland, 5. Japan, 6. South Korea, 7. Spain, 8. Germany, 9. France, 10. Austria, 11. United Kingdom, 12. United Arab Emirates. See mothership.sg/2021/04/joe-biden-infrastr…

Peter Koenig (2021-04-10). Human Rights for Children: Saving Children from Covid Measures Abuses. dissidentvoice.org Background The Geneva Academy of international Humanitarian Law and Human Rights is a postgraduate joint center located in Geneva, Switzerland. The faculty includes professors from both founding institutions and guest professors from major universities. The Geneva Academy is affiliated with the University of Geneva. Dr. Nils Melzer has been the Swiss Human Rights Chair (HR …

The Lancet (2021-04-10). [Editorial] China's response to COVID-19: a chance for collaboration. thelancet.com April 8 marks a year since China's lifting of the 76-day lockdown in Wuhan—the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak. Since the reopening of Wuhan, efforts to control the pandemic in China have thus far successfully prevented resurgence and importation of new cases, while re-establishing the country's social and economic activities. Although China has since had sporadic outbreaks of COVID-19 in several areas, including Beijing and Qingdao, they were all contained. How has China managed to control COVID-19? And is the global scientific community in a position to benefit from China's experiences?

Julie Cassan, Agathe Claude, Mariuca de Hillerin, Audrey Fontaine, Paige Goodwin, Emily Halstead, Maya-Lhanze Lama, Yanis M'zali, Kim Paulin, Leonard Raimbault, Robin Tocqueville-Perrier, Riya Verma, Chloe Villaret (2021-04-10). [Correspondence] The ultra-connected generation would like to disconnect now. thelancet.com John Donne warned, "No man is an island."1 The COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder not only of the interconnectedness of humans to each other, but also to their environment.

Sharmila Devi (2021-04-10). [World Report] Tigray atrocities compounded by lack of health care. thelancet.com Conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia is resulting in death, injury, and sexual abuse, with the majority of health centres not functioning. Sharmila Devi reports.

Anthony Marson, Girvan Burnside, Richard Appleton, Dave Smith, John Paul Leach, Graeme Sills, Catrin Tudur-Smith, Catrin Plumpton, Dyfrig A Hughes, Paula Williamson, Gus A Baker, Silviya Balabanova, Claire Taylor, Richard Brown, Dan Hindley, Stephen Howell, Melissa Maguire, Rajiv Mohanraj, Philip E Smith, SANAD II collaborators (2021-04-10). [Articles] The SANAD II study of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of levetiracetam, zonisamide, or lamotrigine for newly diagnosed focal epilepsy: an open-label, non-inferiority, multicentre, phase 4, randomised controlled trial. thelancet.com These findings do not support the use of levetiracetam or zonisamide as first-line treatments for patients with focal epilepsy. Lamotrigine should remain a first-line treatment for patients with focal epilepsy and should be the standard treatment in future trials.

Anthony Marson, Girvan Burnside, Richard Appleton, Dave Smith, John Paul Leach, Graeme Sills, Catrin Tudur-Smith, Catrin Plumpton, Dyfrig A Hughes, Paula Williamson, Gus A Baker, Silviya Balabanova, Claire Taylor, Richard Brown, Dan Hindley, Stephen Howell, Melissa Maguire, Rajiv Mohanraj, Philip E Smith, SANAD II collaborators (2021-04-10). [Articles] The SANAD II study of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of valproate versus levetiracetam for newly diagnosed generalised and unclassifiable epilepsy: an open-label, non-inferiority, multicentre, phase 4, randomised controlled trial. thelancet.com Compared with valproate, levetiracetam was found to be neither clinically effective nor cost-effective. For girls and women of child-bearing potential, these results inform discussions about benefit and harm of avoiding valproate.

J Helen Cross, Torbjorn Tomson (2021-04-10). [Comment] Newer versus older antiseizure medications: further forward? thelancet.com Since 1990, many new antiseizure medications have been launched. Many have been licensed on the basis of evidence from add-on therapy in resistant epilepsies; there have been few head-to-head comparative data in patients who are newly diagnosed.1 Findings from Standard and New Antiepileptic Drugs (SANAD) I, the first SANAD trial, provided the first comprehensive data to address this question; lamotrigine was shown to be superior to carbamazepine, gabapentin, oxcarbazepine, and topiramate in time to treatment failure,2 and valproate was a clinically and cost-effective alternative to lamotrigine or topiramate.

John Zarocostas (2021-04-10). [World Report] Calls for transparency after SARS-CoV-2 origins report. thelancet.com As focus shifts to the next phase of research on the origins of SARS-CoV-2, calls for data sharing and more rigorous studies intensify. John Zarocostas reports.

Kehinde Andrews (2021-04-10). [Perspectives] Racism is the public health crisis. thelancet.com The US police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd in 2020 sparked a set of responses and uprisings to racism that may have seemed different but should by now be all too familiar. Huge numbers of people protested, institutions made all the right noises, and there have been increased book sales for Black authors. The sheer size of the protests and the commitments from governments and corporations to make lasting changes have led to renewed optimism that this time it may be different. Yet there are persisting, major deficits in our collective education about racism and protest.

Aarathi Prasad (2021-04-10). [Perspectives] Donna Kinnair: campaigning for the real value of nursing. thelancet.com Nursing had always been a career that Professor Dame Donna Kinnair, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the UK Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Non-Executive Director, East London NHS Foundation Trust, wanted to be a part of. Her family came to the UK in the 1950s, part of the Windrush generation. "I have a brother who is a doctor, and a sister who is a midwife…nursing was actually a part of my family, it was also part of my family history in the Caribbean", she says. Yet nursing wasn't the path she initially followed.

Brihaspati Sigdel, Mitesh Karn, Kusheshwar Sah (2021-04-10). [Clinical Picture] Bilateral elongated styloid processes: Eagle syndrome. thelancet.com A 40-year-old-woman presented to our outpatient clinic with a 6-month history of pain in her throat and a feeling that she had a foreign body in the submandibular region. She said the pain was pricking, intermittent, bilateral, non-radiating, aggravated by eating solid food, and moderate to severe in intensity. She reported no history of trauma or previous operations—specifically a tonsillectomy. The patient was previously fit and well and had no medical history.

thelancet (2021-04-10). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Mente A, O'Donnell M, Rangarajan S, et al, for the PURE, EPIDREAM, and ONTARGET/TRANSCEND Investigators. Associations of urinary sodium excretion with cardiovascular events in individuals with and without hypertension: a pooled analysis of data from four studies. Lancet 2016; 388: 465—75—The Declaration of interests section of this Article should have stated that Martin O'Donnell was supported by funding from the European Research Council (COSIP grant, 640580). This correction has been made to the online version as of April 8, 2021.

Talha Burki (2021-04-10). [World Report] 2021 Canada Gairdner Awards announced. thelancet.com The awards, which recognise basic research that has impacted health, were given to scientists for work on GLPs, BRCA1, clinical trials, and emerging viruses. Talha Burki reports.

Philip Ball (2021-04-10). [Perspectives] The CRISPR wars. thelancet.com The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was one of the least surprising in recent times. No Nobel watchers doubted that it would be awarded soon for the discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 system of genome editing that has transformed the technologies and possibilities of genetic manipulation. The uncertainty, however, was about who would get it. Few questioned that biochemist Jennifer Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley, and microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier of the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens (who did some of the key work while at Umeà• University, Sweden) were the leading candidates.

Hedelberto López Blanch (2021-04-10). Hambre y miseria en el narco-Estado hondureño. globalizacion.ca Otra semicolonia estadounidense en el continente americano, Honduras, donde por décadas han primado la corrupción oficial, las represiones militares, la desatención social con las secuelas de hambre y miseria entre sus pobladores, acaba de ser presentado en los tribunales de…

_____ (2021-04-10). Ukraine, Taiwan… Two-Prong U.S. Aggression Toward Russia, China. strategic-culture.org All people of the world should hope that a multipolar world vision prevails and the destructive American ideology fails — definitively. | There is a close parallel in the way the Biden administration is riling up dangerous tensions with Russia and China. The proxy in both cases are the Ukraine and Taiwan, respectively. | Washington is citing claims that Russia and China are threatening its allies which, in turn, provides a pretext for the United States to step up its own provocative actions. It's a vicious cycle that is at grave risk of spinning out of control into an all-out war between nuclear powers. | I…

_____ (2021-04-10). Reducing U.S. Military Spending Always Meets With Resistance; Increasing It Never Does. strategic-culture.org Sanders' bill was killed in the Senate by a vote of 23 to 77, with half of Senate Democrats stepping up to help Republicans stomp it dead. It's companion bill in the House of Representatives was killed by a margin of 93 to 324, with a majority of House Democrats (92 to 139) voting nay.

_____ (2021-04-10). Apple's Quiet War on Independent Repairmen. strategic-culture.org Talking about the abuses of Apple is one of the reasons that Rossmann's YouTube channel has been successful, with now more than 1.5 million subscribers. If Apple wants a video down Rossmann would like them to file a copyright claim. In doing so Apple would have to make its reasons public.

_____ (2021-04-10). Sunbeams From Cucumbers: The View From the Khanate of Kaganstan. strategic-culture.org "Putin's disinformation campaigns" are so clever that they use real information, Patrick Armstrong writes. | We now have the complete set, so to speak. The Khans of the Khanate of Kaganstan have both spoken. The husband in

Heba Nasser (2021-04-10). Bahrain releases dozens of prisoners after Covid cases. middleeasteye.net Bahrain releases dozens of prisoners after Covid cases | Manama had vowed to release 199 prisoners and detainees, but only 166 have so far walked out of prison
| Sat, 04/10/2021 – 13: 51 | Bahrain says a vaccination campaign has been completed in Faw prison (AFP) | Dozens of detainees, including long-term political prisoners, have been released following protests by their families over Covid-19 case…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-10). Saudi Arabia executes three soldiers accused of 'high treason'. middleeasteye.net Saudi Arabia executes three soldiers accused of 'high treason' | The kingdom carried out 27 executions in 2020, down from 185 the previous year | Sat, 04/10/2021 – 11: 13 | Saudi soldiers seen during the withdrawal of fighters loyal to Yemen's separatist Southern Transitional Council in Yemen's Abyan province in December 2020 (AFP) | Saudi Arabia on Saturday executed three soldiers found g…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-10). Fighting in Yemen's Marib escalates, as 53 killed in 24 hours. middleeasteye.net Fighting in Yemen's Marib escalates, as 53 killed in 24 hours | A military source said Houthis have made small territorial gains but do not yet threaten Marib city itself | Sat, 04/10/2021 – 12: 04 | A fighter with forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed government holds a position against Houthi fighters in Yemen's northeastern province of Marib, on 6 April 6 2021 (AFP) | At least 53 pro-gov…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-10). Turkey, Egypt hold first call in move towards rapprochement. middleeasteye.net Turkey, Egypt hold first call in move towards rapprochement | Wide-ranging impact possible as Ramadan good wishes exchanged after Ankara push to improve ties | Sat, 04/10/2021 – 15: 41 | Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry attends a news conference in Cairo, 27 July 2020 (Reuters) | Turkey and Egypt held phone talks on Saturday after years of strained relations between the regional nei…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-10). EU's Michel says he is losing sleep after 'sofa-gate' in Turkey. middleeasteye.net EU's Michel says he is losing sleep after 'sofa-gate' in Turkey | Michel 'still feels embarrassed' by incident that saw EU Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen left without seat in Ankara | Sat, 04/10/2021 – 12: 04 | Turkish officials blame the incident on rivalries between the two European leaders (AFP) | European Council President Charles Michel said on Saturday that he has not been…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-10). US Secretaries of Defense and State Headed to NATO Headquarters Over Ukraine Crisis. news.antiwar.com The Defense Department announced on April 8 that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was to leave today to consult with civilian and military leaders in Israel, Germany, NATO headquarters in Brussels and Great Britain. Topics to be discussed include international defense relationships, burden sharing and "enduring trans-Atlantic security." The last is a reference to NATO. …

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-10). Republicans Block US Aid to Palestinians. news.antiwar.com Congressional Republicans Senator James Risch (R-ID) and Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), the ranking members of their respective committees on foreign affairs, put a hold on the notification for USAID on the reinstated fun…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-10). New State Department Policy Encourages Stronger Ties With Taiwan Officials. news.antiwar.com On Friday, the State Department "The Department of State has issued new guidelines for US government interaction with Taiwan counterparts to encourage US government engagement with Taiwan that reflects our deepening unofficial relationsh…

Rodolfo Bueno (2021-04-10). Biden contra China y Rusia: Van por lana, pero pueden salir trasquilados. globalizacion.ca Al declarar al mismo tiempo conflictos belicosos contra Rusia y China, el gobierno del Presidente Biden intenta matar dos pájaros de un tiro; misión imposible, pues sobre valora su real potencial y carece de fuerzas para derrotar la coalición de…

Alejandro Marcó del Pont (2021-04-10). Políticas de Estado con amnesia de mercado. globalizacion.ca La realidad ha mostrado que la mano invisible del mercado necesita la mano visible del Estado cuando conviene. | Hay relatos que pasan inadvertidos a fuerza de parecer ocurrentes y, en realidad, son aterradores. Para exponerlo en un ejemplo tomaremos a…

Silvia Ribeiro (2021-04-10). Prohibir cubrebocas con nanomateriales. globalizacion.ca Un tipo de cubrebocas descartable del que se han distribuido millones a niños escolares, guarderías, funcionarios de salud y transporte en Québec y otras provincias de Canadá, fue retirado esta semana del mercado por Health Canada, la Secretaría de Salud…

_____ (2021-04-10). Book Review: The Revolution Won't Be Stopped. popularresistance.org Republican strategist Karl Rove often advised his clients to attack not the enemy's weaknesses but its strengths. The bipartisan US foreign policy disinformation machine has taken Rove's advice with tedious devotion. So, to attack Nicaragua, the machine's fabrications and propaganda have targeted some of that country's strengths: gender equity, Indigenous rights and autonomy, democracy, sovereignty, and a successful response to the pandemic, as well as the Sandinista government's great popularity. | This should not surprise. It's the same Rovian method used against Nicaragua's friends and allies and countries the…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-10). Deir Ezzor: ISIS Attack Claimed Life Of SDF Brigade Commander. southfront.org Illustrative image | On April 9, an attack by ISIS claimed the life of a brigade commander of the Deir Ezzor Military Council (DMC) and two of his guards. | The DMC is the local branch of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Deir Ezzor. The council's forces control the governorate's southeastern countryside. | ISIS cells targeted the commander's vehicle with an improvised explosive device (IED) near the town of al-Shheell. The commander was leading a force that was on its way to the SDF headquarters in the town, whi…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-10). Young Hawk Trained For Hunting: South Korea Rolled Out New Advanced Supersonic Jet KF-21. southfront.org A view of South Korea's first prototype of the next-generation fighter, officially dubbed KF-21 Boramae, being revealed at the Korea Aerospace Industries Co. facility in Sacheon, South Korea on Friday. | On April 9, South Korea unveiled a prototype of the its first next-generation indigenous fighter jet. The new KF-21 Boramae, or "young hawk trained for hunting," jet was showcased at a rollout ceremony held at the Korea Aerospace Industries headquarters…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-10). US Helicopters Transported Logistics, Weapons From Iraq To Northeastern Syria — Report. southfront.org A U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter crew chief scans below near Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan, on June 9. (Capt. Brian Harris/ Army) | US military helicopters have transported logistics and weapons from Iraq to northeastern Syria, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported on April 10."Helicopters of the American occupation forces coming from Iraq transported containers containing logistical materials, weapons, ammunition and medical materials to their base in al-Shaddadi city in the southern countryside of al-Hasakah," a local sour…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-10). Egypt Suspended Normalization Talks With Turkey — Report. southfront.org Egypt's President Al-Sisi | On April 9, Al Arabiya reported that Egypt has temporarily suspended talks to normalize relations with Turkey, including a taking a decision to halt security contacts with Ankara until further notice. The sources said Egypt had suspended Ankara's request to hold a broad meeting in Cairo before the end of April. | According to sources of Al-Arabia, Turkey's slowdown in withdrawing mercenaries from Libya has so far caused a breakdown in talks with Egypt. Turkey had reportedly requested more time to w…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-10). Two Groups Of Fictional Syrian National Army Merge Together. southfront.org The official logo of the 9th Division — Special Forces on the left and the official logo of the North Brigade on the right. | On April 10, two Turkish-backed factions from the so-called Syrian National Army (SNA) merged to establish a joint formation. | The two factions, the 9th Division — Special Forces and the North Brigade, announced that they had formed the "1st Brigade". The SNA is yet to comment on the merge. | The 1st Division will be led by Cpt. Abu Jalal, the former commander of the 9th Division. The ex-…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-10). Turkey Ignores Egypt's Demands, Sends New Batch Of Syrian Mercenaries To Libya. southfront.org Illustrative imageustrative image | Turkey has sent a new batch of Syrian mercenaries to Libya where its military maintains a fairly large presence, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on April 8. | According to the London-based monitoring group, the new batch consisted of 380 militants. They were sent to Libya via Turkey's territory."First, the group was moved to Turkey and from there they were sent to Libya," the SOHR said in its report. | In the last few months, a number of reports talked about…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-10). Military Situation In Yemen On April 10, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 219 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On April 9, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On April 9, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 6 airstrikes on the Khab and Shaaf area | On April 9, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Sawadiyah area | On April 9, Ansar Allah attacked Abha Airport with a Qas…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-10). Military Situation In Iraq On April 10, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 9, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Babil province | On April 9, Iraqi security forces discovered and defused 24 rockets ready to fire east of the Ain Al Asad Airbase | On April 9, the PMU carried out a security operation southwest of Samarra | MORE ON THE TOPIC: |

Anonymous669 (2021-04-10). Protests In Afrin: Syrian Mercenaries Who Fought In Karabakh Ask For Salaries. southfront.org Illustrative image | Dozens of Turkish-backed militants, who fought as mercenaries for Azerbaijan in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh last year, have held a protest in the occupied Syrian area of Afrin to demand their "rights". | A video of the protest surfaced online on April 9. In the video, the militants, some of whom were disabled, acknowledge that they fought against Armenia. The militants go on to reveal that their salaries were stolen by Mohamad Jasim, also known as "Abu Amsha," the leader of the Turkish-…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-10). In Video: SDF Foils Attempt To Smuggle ISIS Relatives Out Of Al-Hawl Camp. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Source: the Hawar News Agency (ANHA) | On April 9, Asayish, the security branch of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), foiled an attempt to smuggle 13 relatives of ISIS terrorists from the notorious al-Hawl camp in the eastern al-Hasakah countryside. | The individuals, eight Iraqis and five Syrians, attempted to escape the camp by hiding in a water tanker. The attempt was foiled by Asayish personnel who arrested the 13 individuals along with the tanker driver. | According to the Hawar News…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-10). Saudi Arabia Executes Three Of Its Soldiers Convicted Of 'High Treason'. southfront.org Saudi troops at their base in Yemen's southern port city of Aden in 2015. IMAGE: Reuters | On April 10, the Ministry of Defense of Saudi Arabia announced that three of its soldiers were executed after being convicted of committing "high treason". | In a brief statement, the ministry said that the three soldiers had collaborated with an "enemy" and acted against the interests of the Kingdom."The three soldiers were convicted of high treason following the investigation which uncovered their collaboration with the enemy over pl…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-10). Military Situation In Syria On April 10, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 9, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 37 times: 13 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 4 — in Hama province | On April 9, the SDF repelled Turkish-backed militants attack on Ain Issa | On April 9, Four SDF members were killed by an IED blast in the town of Shaheel | On April 9, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in al-Barah village | On April 9, SAA artillery shel…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-10). Russian Army To Create All-Robot Military Unit. southfront.org Illustrative image | On April 9, the Russian Defense Ministry announced the establishment of the first unit equipped with unmanned combat ground vehicle (UCGV). The new unit of the Russian army will deploy 20 remote-controlled military mobile robots."As the Chief of the General Staff of the Ground Forces Vasily Tonkoshkurov reported to the Minister of Defense, the first unit with military robots will be created in the Russian Armed Forces, which will include five Uran-9 UCGVs or 20 combat vehicles," the statement says. | The…

A Guest Author (2021-04-10). Venezuela has its strategy: Bolivarian Shield. workers.org By Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein/Guest Commentary The writer was the director of international relations in Venezuela's presidential office and the country's ambassador to Nicaragua. Translation: John Catalinotto. President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela April 7 — Throughout its history the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), founded in 1947, has been the main actor . . . |

a guest author (2021-04-10). Regarding the farewell of Romaine "Chip" Fitzgerald. workers.org Black Panther Party soldier Romaine "Chip" Fitzgerald died March 28 in a California hospital. The 71-year-old had been incarcerated for over 51 years, the longest-held member of the Panthers. The following statement was issued on behalf of the family and Committee to Free Chip. Chip Fitzgerald On Sunday, March 28, . . . |

A Guest Author (2021-04-10). 'Mumia is a fighter'. workers.org by Johanna Fernandez These remarks, edited for print, were made by Dr. Johanna Fernandez on a March 18 Workers World Party webinar, "Mumia Abu-Jamal: The Only Treatment Is His Freedom." Dr. Fernandez is an associate professor in the Department of History at Baruch College of the City University of New . . . |

US Department of Justice (2021-04-10). Pfizer Inc. "Fraudulent Marketing": "Largest Health Care Fraud Settlement in Its History" (2009). US Department of Justice. globalresearch.ca Introductory Note |

California Poor People's Campaign (2021-04-10). Sunday 4/18: "The Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution" Film & Panel w/ Filmmaker. indybay.org Online event…

Eugene E Ruyle (2021-04-10). Sunday 4/11: Ten Things for US to Understand about Latin America. indybay.org ZOOM meeting. Login info available on our website: ICSSMARX.ORG

Alex Bustillos (2021-04-10). Unions Protest Amazon Expansion in Massachusetts. indybay.org Amazon is planning a "fulfillment center" in North Andover, but local unions say they aren't satisfied with Amazon's business practices.

Zachary Conti (2021-04-10). Jubilee USA Statement on IMF and World Bank Meetings and Development Committee Communiqué. indybay.org The Development Committee, a ministerial-level consensus building and policymaking body for the World Bank and the IMF, met as part of the Spring IMF and World Bank Meetings.

Pedro Rodríguez (2021-04-10). Josep Colominas Hugas y los hermanos Palau Potau: la ciberdelincuencia de agregame.com. indybay.org Denuncia contra web de contactos agregame.com que no respeta las leyes en internet y ha sido denunciada…

Berkeley Copwatch (2021-04-10). Saturday 4/10: Art Build! Justice 4 Kayla Moore! indybay.org Backyard of the Grassroots House | 2022 Blake Street, Berkeley…

Justice for George Floyd (2021-04-10). #ChauvinIsGuilty Reports Juror Misconduct. indybay.org Here is the juror misconduct in the Derek Chauvin trial from #ChauvinIsGuilty, posted 4/9/21: Juror #11 swiveling in chair #5 doodling on note pad during testimony. Defendant got up and stood by the guest of #5 during recess and defense atty shooed away media when they attempted to speak with that person! BIASED JURY! See twitter.com/hashtag/ChauvinIsGuilty?src=…

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