2021-04-12: News Headlines

RT (2021-04-12). 'Are we at war?' Police fire tear gas and flashbangs amid BLM protests in Minnesota (VIDEOS). rt.com Police launched volleys of tear gas and used stun grenades to disperse protesters in the city of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, where people were outraged by the shooting of a black man during an attempted arrest. | A video from the scene shows a crowd of protesters standing near clouds of tear gas. A woman is heard yelling: "We're not f**king going anywhere! We're f**king staying!" | "Are we at war?" a person asks after several flashbangs explode. | pic.twitter.com/lT8xS4HWro— Liz Sawyer (@ByLizSawyer) April 12, 20…

orinocotribune (2021-04-12). Mixed Results in Sunday's South American Presidential Races—Substantial Support for Left. orinocotribune.com Caracas, April 11 (special for OrinocoTribune.com) — This Sunday's presidential races in South America produced mixed political results. Andres Arauz, the Correista candidate in Ecuador's second round, conceded victory to right-wing candidate and banker Guillermo Lasso, while in Peru the Ipsos exit poll results showed the leftist candidate Pedro Castillo (Peru Libre) winning with 16.1%, not enough to secure a victory, and thus ensuring a second round. Castillo will contest the presidency in the runoff against the individual arriving in second place, currently tied between neoliberal Hernando de Soto (Avanza…

Gareth Porter (2021-04-12). Pentagon Campaign to Recruit Vietnam as Military Ally Against China Exposed Delusions of US War Strategy. globalresearch.ca When the Pentagon began gearing up for a future war with …

Lee Camp (2021-04-12). How Corporate America Supports Racism, Hatred & Exploitation (in New & Fun Ways!). counterpunch.org If you've been paying even a modicum of attention to the world at large, you've noticed that white supremacists constitute a bit of a problem in America. They led an insurrection at our Capitol recently. They've been involved in many mass shootings. I, along with many others, was nearly killed by one a few years

Laura Flanders (2021-04-12). Arm Our Cities With Military-Grade Health Care…Not Weapons. counterpunch.org American police are armed to the teeth with military-grade weapons, and the results are in. The more combat gear, the more combat. So how about we arm our cities with military-grade healthcare instead? The US Department of Veterans Affairs is part of the most generously funded institution in the government, and guess what? All that

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-04-12). Iran Says Israeli 'Nuclear Terrorism' Could Have Led to Catastrophic 'Crime Against Humanity'. commondreams.org "This is sabotage all right," said one outside critic of the attack on Natanz, reportedly carried out by Mossad. "But the target is Biden's diplomacy with Iran." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Juan Cole (2021-04-12). Is Israel's Netanyahu trying to derail Biden talks and Escape Jail? zcomm.org The BBC reports that a power outage and consequent explosion at the Natanz nuclear enrichment site in Iran on Sunday is being blamed by Iranian officials on sabotage…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-12). Israel Sabotage Iran's Natanz Facility: MSM Reports. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The blackout at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility took place hours after its new batch of centrifuges for uranium enrichment were launched. | There are two versions in MSM regarding the incident: | The NYT The Guardian

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-12). Iran Blames Israel for Natanz Attack. news.antiwar.com Iran on Monday The Natanz attack comes as the US and Iran are engaged in indirect talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, something Israel is…

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-12). Leaving Vienna talks 'least reaction' to Natanz incident. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 12 (MNA) — Leaving the table of Vienna talks is the least reaction and response to the Zionists' act of sabotage in Iran's Natanz nuclear site, First Deputy Speaker of the Iranian Parliament says.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-12). 'If deliberate attack, Natanz incident strongly condemned'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 12 (MNA) — The Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Monday if the Natanz incident was a deliberate attack that it should be strongly condemned.

MEE staff (2021-04-12). Nuclear facility sabotage could have caused 'human catastrophe', Zarif says. middleeasteye.net Nuclear facility sabotage could have caused 'human catastrophe', Zarif says | Iranian foreign minister says covert operation, which has been blamed on Israel, is an act of 'reckless criminal nuclear terrorism' | Mon, 04/12/2021 – 22: 01 | Zarif says US must 'remove all sanctions' imposed on Iran (AP/File photo) | Iran has complained to the United Nations against the suspected Israeli sabotage of a uranium enri…

MEE staff (2021-04-12). Israel will continue to 'defend itself' against Iran's aggression, Netanyahu says. middleeasteye.net Israel will continue to 'defend itself' against Iran's aggression, Netanyahu says | Iran has accused Israel of attack on Natanz nuclear facility, with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif vowing retaliation | Mon, 04/12/2021 – 16: 59 | Netanyahu's comments came while addressing reporters alongside visiting US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin (AFP) | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that…

Juan Cole (2021-04-12). With Cyber-Attack on Iran's Natanz Nuclear Enrichment Facility, is Israel's Netanyahu trying to derail Biden talks and Escape Jail? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The BBC reports that a power outage and consequent explosion at the Natanz nuclear enrichment site in Iran on Sunday is being blamed by Iranian officials on sabotage. It reports that some Israeli outlets have speculated that the cause was an Israeli cyber-attack. The head of Iran's nuclear energy program, …

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-12). 'Terrorism laundering' Berlin's human rights strategy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 12 (MNA) — The Secretary of Iranian Judiciary's Human Rights Headquarters took to Twitter to criticize the impunity of MKO terrorist group in Germany, noting that terrorist laundering is Berlin's human rights strategy.

April M. Short (2021-04-12). How Humanity Can Realistically Prevent New Wars: an Interview With Anthropologist Douglas P. Fry. counterpunch.org We live in a time in which we face many global challenges, including the climate disaster, dwindling biodiversity (due to international industrial practices), polluted oceans, nuclear proliferation and a worldwide pandemic, just for starters. Realistic solutions to the hurdles humanity faces will require international cooperation—which will require the adoption of viable alternatives to the predominant

Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War (2021-04-12). Lift Canada's Economic Sanctions against the World's Poorest Countries. Trudeau Government "Must Respect the Rule of International Law" globalresearch.ca One year ago, following the declaration of the Covid-19 pandemic, UN …

Ramsey Clark (2021-04-12). Global Warfare: The Great Purveyor of Violence Is the United States of America. The Legacy of Ramsey Clark. globalresearch.ca Ramsey Clark's Legacy Will Live Forever | First published by GR in …

RT (2021-04-12). Counter-protesters vastly outnumber 'Klansmen' at California #WhiteLivesMatter rally as much-publicized event fails to materialize. rt.com Scuffles broke out at the site of a planned White Lives Matter rally in Huntington Beach, California, as scores of counter-protesters squared off with right-wing demonstrators. Several people were arrested. | Several dozen Black Lives Matter activists showed up for a counter-protest in response to a rumored 'White Lives Matter' rally that was expected to take place at Huntington Beach Pier on Sunday afternoon. However, only several right-wing demonstrators showed up and were heckled by the crowd, with some led away by police, which turned out in force to prevent altercations. | Supporters of Black Lives Matter…

Jennifer Stisa Granick (2021-04-12). Police Must Not Create Digital Dossiers of Data from our Phones and Computers. aclu.org Think about all the information stored on your cell phone or computers — photos, texts, location data, and even more information generated by a multitude of apps. These tools are convenient and integral to our everyday lives. But what does that mean for our privacy rights in the digital age? Today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court hears oral arguments addressing this question, including arguments that the ACLU has presented in a series of amicus briefs. | The Wisconsin case concerns cell phone data seized by the police. During a hit-and-run investigation in 2016, a suspect, George Burch, consented to a police…

Paul Dobson (2021-04-12). Venezuela Reports Release of Blocked Funds for COVAX Vaccines. venezuelanalysis.com According to Maduro, the funds to purchase 11.3 million doses were liberated by US authorities.

Editor2 (2021-04-12). Comprehensive Justice for Berta: Truth, Reparations, and No Recurrence. orinocotribune.com By Giorgio Trucchi — Apr 7, 2021 | On Tuesday, 61 months after the crime, Roberto David Castillo Mejía has appeared in court, accused of being a mastermind of the assassination of Berta Cáceres. Castillo was president of the private energy company Desarollos Energéticos SA (DESA), holders of the concession for exploitation of the Gualcarque River, and developers of the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project, against which Berta Cáceres, the Lenca Indigenous leader fought for years, together with the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH). | For Berta's family and for COPINH this…

webdev (2021-04-12). Remembering LaDonna Brave Bull Allard: Standing Rock Elder Helped Lead 2016 Anti-DAPL Uprising. democracynow.org LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, Standing Rock Sioux tribal historian, has died of cancer at the age of 64, and we look back on her work, through interviews on her land and in the Democracy Now! studio. Allard co-founded the Sacred Stone Camp on Standing Rock Sioux land in April 2016 to resist the Dakota Access pipeline, to which people from around the world traveled, making it one of the largest gatherings of Indigenous peoples in a century. "We say mni wiconi, water of life. Every time we drink water, we say mni wiconi, water of life. We cannot live without water," LaDonna Brave Bull Allard said in a September 2016 i…

_____ (2021-04-12). On Contact: American Economic Illusion. popularresistance.org On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses with the economist Richard Wolff the nearly $5 trillion being allocated by the Biden administration for Covid-19 relief and infrastructure projects.

John Bachtell (2021-04-12). Global imbalance in vaccinations threatens to derail fight against pandemic. peoplesworld.org As the Biden administration orchestrates a massive effort to open vaccination against COVID to every adult by April 19, a "shocking imbalance" in vaccination is occurring globally. While governments of many wealthier capitalist countries are vaccinating their populations, vaccinations have all but stalled in the global South countries, leaving the people in large swaths of …

Tyler Walicek (2021-04-12). Grassroots Organizers Mobilize to Defend Kshama Sawant Against Recall Effort. zcomm.org It's evident that the establishment's loathing of Sawant has its direct roots in the gains she has won for the working people of Seattle…

RT (2021-04-12). 'You are not a one-person show', says Pelosi in continuing feud with AOC's 'Squad' in upcoming book — reports. rt.com House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) has continued a simmering feud with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) and her progressive congressional 'Squad' in an upcoming book, according to a new report. | In a series of 10 interviews conducted for the biography 'Madame Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power,' out later this month, Pelosi reportedly targeted numerous political opponents, including Ocasio Cortez and the controversial 'Squad' of younger, more left-leaning Democrats including Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Michigan), Ayanna Pressley (D-Massachusetts), and Rashia Tlaib (D-Michigan). | "You're…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-04-12). The Secret Wars of Africa's Sahel: What Is Behind Mali's Ongoing Strife. dissidentvoice.org In a recent report, the United Nations Mission in Mali, known as MINUSMA, concluded that, on January 3, French warplanes had struck a crowd attending a wedding in the remote village of Bounti, killing 22 of the guests. According to the findings, based on a thorough investigation and interviews with hundreds of eyewitnesses, 19 of …

WSWS (2021-04-12). Eric London interviewed by Ryan Knight on Amped Up podcast. wsws.org London discussed the WSWS's coverage of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's defense of Joe Biden, the history of the Democratic Party and the need for socialists to study the experiences of the working class.

MEE staff (2021-04-12). Palestine election: Israel's wave of arrests sweeps up Palestinians before polls. middleeasteye.net Palestine election: Israel's wave of arrests sweeps up Palestinians before polls | Hamas and Fatah members caught up in series of Israeli arrests since March say they have been warned not to compete in coming elections | Mon, 04/12/2021 – 13: 56 | A Palestinian demonstrator is detained by Israeli soldiers during a protest near the West Bank village of Tubas, near the Jordan Valley, on 29 January 2020 (AFP) | I…

_____ (2021-04-12). Amazon Bullied and Bribed Their Way to Anti-Union Votes. popularresistance.org At the end of the first day of counting, votes against unionizing at Amazon in Bessemer, Alabama lead the yes votes by a nearly 2-1 margin. With almost half the votes counted, that lead will be almost impossible to overcome. Vote counting resumes tomorrow morning. | From the outset, the organizing drive was a David-versus-Goliath story — and the Amazon Goliath used every legal mechanism in its arsenal, along with plenty of illegal ones that the union is contesting, to keep workers from voting for the union. Roughly 55 percent of the warehouse workers voted, with 3,215 ballots cast.

WSWS (2021-04-12). Amazon workers react to the defeat of the RWDSU at Alabama warehouse. wsws.org The defeat of this highly publicized unionization campaign in Bessemer, Alabama, shows that the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) was unable to make the slightest appeal to workers.

webdev (2021-04-12). Headlines for April 12, 2021. democracynow.org Protesters Take to Minneapolis Streets After Police Kill 20-Year-Old Black Man Daunte Wright, Medical Examiner Reaffirms George Floyd Homicide Ruling, Caused by Derek Chauvin's Restraint, Black Army Lt. Sues After Virginia Police Attack, Pepper-Spray Him in Face Without Provocation, Maryland Passes Sweeping Police Reforms, Alabama Amazon Warehouse Organizers Lose Union Vote But Plan Legal Challenge, India Has World's 2nd-Highest COVID Caseload; WHO Blasts Vast Global Vaccine Inequality, Michigan Remains Major COVID Hot Spot But Refrains from Imposing New Lockdown | , Death Toll Mounts in Burma as Military Fires o…

webdev (2021-04-12). "We Need to Give the Workers a Fair Shot": Jane McAlevey on What Went Wrong in Amazon Union Vote. democracynow.org Labor organizer and scholar Jane McAlevey says there were many warning signs that the historic Amazon union drive in Bessemer, Alabama, would fail. Workers at the Amazon warehouse voted overwhelmingly against forming a union after a months-long vote by mail, with Amazon using widespread intimidation and misinformation to undermine the effort. But McAlevey says organizers made a number of missteps in their campaign and didn't do enough to engage workers in the warehouse. "There's a strategy and a method for every part of a hard campaign. Do we always win when we follow them? No. Do we stand a better chance of winn…

webdev (2021-04-12). Amazon "Broke the Law": Union Seeks New Election After Alabama Warehouse Organizing Drive Fails. democracynow.org The largest union drive in the history of Amazon has ended with the company on top. After a months-long battle, 738 workers at Amazon's Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse voted to unionize, and 1,798 voted no. Ballots from another 505 workers were challenged, mostly by Amazon. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union that led the drive says Amazon illegally interfered in the vote, and it plans to file unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board. Amazon, which is led by the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos, spent millions to defeat the closely watched election, and even got a private mai…

Rebekah Entralgo (2021-04-12). 'This Fight Is Far From Over': Amazon Union Vote Shows Exactly Why We Need the PRO Act. commondreams.org In the face of intimidation by one of the largest companies in the world, Alabama workers bravely spoke out about the need for greater labor protections. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Joshua Cho (2021-04-12). Western Media Incite Anti-Asian Racism When They Join in Cold War Against China. orinocotribune.com By Joshua Cho — Apr 8, 2021 | 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

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-04-12). US: Indian Ocean Is Not India's Ocean. asia-pacificresearch.com

news.un (2021-04-12). UK armed forces bill would limit war crimes accountability: UN rights chief. news.un.org Legislation under consideration in the UK regarding armed forces personnel could limit accountability for war crimes if it is passed in its current form, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-12). "Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map", 204 Atomic Bombs against 66 Major Cities, US Nuclear Attack against USSR Planned During World War II. globalresearch.ca According to a secret document dated September 15, 1945, "the Pentagon had envisaged blowing up the Soviet Union with a coordinated nuclear attack directed against 66 major urban areas.

Ethan Yang (2021-04-12). Young People Are Particularly Vulnerable to Lockdowns. globalresearch.ca In response to the Covid-19 pandemic governments across the world implemented …

Karen Conner (2021-04-12). PREVIEW: What to Look for in the March Consumer Price Index. cepr.net (The monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) is scheduled for release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Tuesday, April 13th at 8: 30 AM Eastern Time.) In March, we should be seeing more of the bounce back in prices that fell sharply during the pandemic. For example, airfares were 25.6 percent below their year-ago level in …

WSWS (2021-04-12). California Governor Newsom halts COVID-19 tiered restriction system, plans full reopening in June as deaths hit 60,000. wsws.org Against the backdrop of a growing fourth wave of the pandemic and new COVID-19 variants, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared he would fully reopen the economy in a little more than two months.

Matt Colburn (2021-04-12). Mold, roaches, leaks: snapshot of South Carolina's housing crisis. liberationnews.org With the highest eviction rates in the nation, South Carolina has been in a housing crisis long before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

WSWS (2021-04-12). As pandemic surges in Michigan, Governor Whitmer refuses to close schools. wsws.org At a press conference Friday morning, Whitmer described a pandemic in the state that has spiraled completely out of control but announced that there would be no new restrictions on schools or work places.

Dean Baker (2021-04-12). Patents and the Pandemic: Can We Learn Anything? cepr.net (This post originally appeared on my Patreon site.) I realize that I may seem obsessed with the topic of patents (and copyrights), but it really is a big deal, and few people seem to appreciate the issue in its larger economic context. I have written about the inefficiency and corruption associated with these monopolies for …

Matt Colburn (2021-04-12). Mold, roaches, leaks; snapshot of South Carolina's housing crisis. liberationnews.org With the highest eviction rates in the nation, South Carolina has been in a housing crisis long before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bryan Bennett (2021-04-12). The End of Trickle-Down Economics. progressive.org The pandemic has shifted conventional wisdom by showing the limits of "small government" thinking.

news.un (2021-04-12). COVID 'long way from over' as cases and deaths surge — WHO. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic is "a long way from over" but there are many reasons to be optimistic and it's possible the pandemic can be brought under control "within months", the head of the UN health agency said on Monday.

news.un (2021-04-12). COVID complicates efforts to shut down drug traffickers, boost development. news.un.org The growing complexities of the world drug problem are hampering efforts to achieve sustainable development by the end of the decade: a situation which the COVID-19 pandemic has only compounded, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime said on Monday.

news.un (2021-04-12). Great Lakes Region 'on the right track' to tackling political and other challenges. news.un.org Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries in Africa's Great Lakes region are "on the right track", with leaders pushing forward on political, security and economic cooperation, UN Special Envoy Huang Xia told the Security Council on Monday.

WSWS repost (2021-04-12). Newsom plans full reopening in June as deaths hit 60,000. indybay.org The practices of the ruling class have been completely negligent and arbitrary. Tiered reopenings, completely lackluster economic relief, dangerous working conditions throughout the whole pandemic and continuous infections have led to more than 3.7 million infections and 60,082 preventable deaths in California alone.

Labor Video Project (2021-04-12). Teachers Against Dying, AFT and The Pandemic With Texas Teacher Michael Hull. indybay.org Texas teacher and founder of Teachers Against Dying talks about the effect of Covid and the pandemic on teachers, students and their families. He also discusses the role of the AFT including a debate he had with Randi Weingarten national president of the union.

Byul Ryanim (2021-04-12). The Weekly Round-Up: Amnesty unimpressed and government care home guidance "grossly discriminatory" ukhumanrightsblog.com In the news: On Wednesday, Amnesty International released its 2020/21 report on the state of the world's human rights. Amnesty's UK director, Kate Allen, also called for an inquiry into the government's handling of the pandemic and said "the government is now shamefully trying to strip away our right to lawfully challenge its decisions, no …

Dean Baker (2021-04-12). A Vaccine Summit: Taking the Pandemic Seriously. counterpunch.org You might think that, after a year in which have seen millions of deaths and tens of millions of infections, and trillions of dollars in economic losses, our leaders would take the pandemic seriously. But apparently, that is too much to ask. To my view, taking the pandemic seriously means doing everything we can to

Mark Hertsgaard (2021-04-12). Dear Media, Let's Treat the Climate Emergency Like the Pandemic Emergency. thenation.com Dear Media, Let's Treat the Climate Emergency Like the Pandemic Emergency…

Jonathan Cook (2021-04-12). The news media offers wall-to-wall propaganda every day. We only notice when a royal dies. zcomm.org To refuse to submit to compulsory grieving, to state that Philip's death from old age is less important than the deaths of tens of thousands of people in the UK who lost their lives early from the pandemic, is not rudeness, or heartlessness, or a lack of patriotism…

Alan MacLeod (2021-04-12). How Bellingcat launders National Security State talking points into the press. mronline.org For a self-proclaimed citizen journalism outfit, an alarming number of Bellingcat's staff and contributors come from highly suspect backgrounds, including high-level positions in military and intelligence agencies. | April 12, 2021 | Newswire…

Ron Paul (2021-04-12). Ron Paul: Global Taxes — Global Stagnation — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has proposed that governments around the world require payment of at least a uniform "global minimum corporate tax." A motivation for Yellen's push for a global minimum corporate tax is fear that the Biden administration's proposed increase in the US corporate tax will cause some American corporations to flee the US for countries with lower corporate taxes. | President Biden wants to increase corporate taxes to help pay for his so-called infrastructure plan. The plan actually spends more on "progressive" priorities, including a down payment on the Green New Deal, than on infrast…

Nick Pemberton (2021-04-12). Corinna Fales' Book Is A Roaring Success. counterpunch.org Corinna Fales' 2020 book This Book Is NOT a Safe Space is a refreshingly honest rebuttal to what Glenn Greenwald rightly identifies as the new religion of political correctness. Many people might be thinking this is a total 180 for me as I have been dialed in to embracing the politics of political correctness. Part of this

Rachel Pak (2021-04-12). Stop Calling It a Border Crisis. counterpunch.org Over the last several weeks, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has reported a rise in the number of migrant children seeking refuge in the United States. With the increase, the federal government's capacity to process and shelter migrant children has been stretched, leading to children being housed in overcrowded and inhumane CBP facilities for extended

Fight Back (2021-04-12). Immigrant families call for May Day actions to demand legalization for all. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – On April 8, a press conference was held with immigrant families and Centro CSO calling on President Joe Biden to move forward with a plan to grant legal status to the over 12 million undocumented living and working in the U.S. | Undocumented residents and other members of Centro CSO were joined by Tanya Lozano from the Right to Family delegation from Chicago. She is the daughter of Emma Lozano who launched the 2006 mega marches. Also speaking at the press conference was immigrant rights activist from Chicago, Elvira Arellano. Years ago, Arellano took refuge at a Chicago church to oppose her depo…

Fight Back (2021-04-12). Immigrant families call for May Day actions to demand legalization for all. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – On April 8, a press conference was held with immigrant families and Centro CSO calling on President Joe Biden to move forward with a plan to grant legal status to the over 12 million undocumented living and working in the U.S. | Undocumented residents and other members of Centro CSO were joined by Tanya Lozano from the Right to Family delegation from Chicago. She is the daughter of Emma Lozano who launched the 2006 mega marches. Also speaking at the press conference was immigrant rights activist from Chicago, Elvira Arellano. Years ago, Arellano took refuge at a Chicago church to oppose her depo…

Fight Back (2021-04-12). Las familias inmigrantes piden acciones del Primero de Mayo para exigir la legalización para todos. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – El 8 de abril, se llevó a cabo una conferencia de prensa con familias inmigrantes y Centro CSO pidiendo al presidente Joe Biden que avance con un plan para otorgar estatus legal a a los más de 12 millones de indocumentados que viven y trabajan en los Estados Unidos. Residentes indocumentados con miembros del Centro CSO se les unió Tanya Lozano, con la delegación del Derecho a la Familia de Chicago. Es hija de Emma Lozano, quien lanzó las mega marchas de 2006. También habló en la conferencia de prensa la activista por los derechos de los inmigrantes de Chicago, Elvira Arellano. Hace años, Arellan…

Fight Back (2021-04-12). Las familias inmigrantes piden acciones del Primero de Mayo para exigir la legalización para todos. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – El 8 de abril, se llevó a cabo una conferencia de prensa con familias inmigrantes y Centro CSO pidiendo al presidente Joe Biden que avance con un plan para otorgar estatus legal a a los más de 12 millones de indocumentados que viven y trabajan en los Estados Unidos. Residentes indocumentados con miembros del Centro CSO se les unió Tanya Lozano, con la delegación del Derecho a la Familia de Chicago. Es hija de Emma Lozano, quien lanzó las mega marchas de 2006. También habló en la conferencia de prensa la activista por los derechos de los inmigrantes de Chicago, Elvira Arellano. Hace años, Arellan…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-12). Nimble Failure: The Australian COVID-19 Vaccination Program — OpEd. eurasiareview.com "I am not going to be talking about numbers today," Australia's Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly told Australia's Radio National on April 12. This echoed Part of the monumental failings of the government…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-12). Nimble Failure: The Australian COVID-19 Vaccination Program. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | "I am not going to be talking about numbers today," Australia's Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly told Australia's Radio National on April 12. This echoed

webdev (2021-04-12). Ramsey Clark, Former U.S. Attorney General Turned Fierce Critic of U.S. Militarism, Dies at Age 93. democracynow.org Former U.S. attorney general and longtime human rights lawyer Ramsey Clark has died at the age of 93, and we look back on his life. Clark was credited as being a key architect of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. He served as attorney general from 1967 to 1969, during which time he ordered a moratorium on federal executions and opposed J. Edgar Hoover's wiretapping of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., though he was also involved in the prosecution of antiwar activists. After leaving office, Clark became a leading critic of U.S. foreign policy. "The world is the most dangerous place it's ev…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-04-12). 'Only the Beginning': Citing Climate and Investment Risks, NY State Pension Fund to Ditch Tar Sands. commondreams.org "Kudos to Tom DiNapoli for making it clear that you can't build your retirement on tar sands." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-04-12). Rights Advocates Concerned Over Biden Push to Increase Militarization of Borders in Central America. commondreams.org "The Biden administration should place human rights at the center of its migration discussions and agreements with regional governments." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

WSWS (2021-04-12). This week in history: April 12-18. wsws.org 25 years ago: Israel kills Lebanese civilians in Qana Massacre On April 18, 1996, over 100 Lebanese civilians were killed after Israel shelled the United Nations compound in Qana. The shelling, known as the Qana Massacre, was part of a broader attack, Operation Grapes of Wrath, launched against Lebanon by Israel, ostensibly in retaliation for previous terrorist attacks.

Eds. (2021-04-12). Heterodox economics and crypto-Marxism. mronline.org A series of notable recent anniversaries in the heterodox (non-mainstream/non-orthodox) economics calendar have prompted a reconsideration of Karl Marx's lasting influence within the field. | April 12, 2021 | Newswire…

Eugene E Ruyle (2021-04-12). Sunday 4/11: Ten Things for US to Understand about Latin America. indybay.org ZOOM meeting. Login info available on our website: ICSSMARX.ORG

Sara Flounders (2021-04-12). Ramsey Clark, human rights fighter — 1927-2021. workers.org Ramsey Clark was a founder of the International Action Center and inspired the political activists who used its structure to defend liberation struggles, oppose U.S. wars of aggression, defend political prisoners whether in U.S. prison-industrial complex or in the U.S.-backed dictatorships worldwide. IAC militants joined international delegations that defied the . . . |

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-04-12). Thinking About the Ways Other People Think and Live: the Legacy of Marshall Sahlins. counterpunch.org I sent Marhsall Sahlins a note on Monday afternoon with a link to his friend and colleague, Julie Chu's provocative essay, "Sidewalk Terror and the Logistical Hauntings of the Flâneur", which led our slate of stories that morning. I didn't hear back from him immediately and, though he was usually unfailingly prompt in answering his

Yun Hyeong-jung (2021-04-12). South Korea's Rural Basic Income Experiment Scheduled for Second Half of 2021. counterpunch.org Is a basic income a solution to inequality? Or is it a policy with serious side effects and little impact to show for the massive financial resources channeled into it? Is there any way of pre-testing a policy measure with influences as far-reaching as those of a basic income? For those asking such questions, a

orinocotribune (2021-04-12). Venezuelan National Assembly Consolidates Relations with Inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva. orinocotribune.com On Sunday, April 11, a delegation of deputies from the National Assembly (AN) of Venezuela held a working meeting with the president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Duarte Pacheco and the secretary general, Martín Chungong, in Geneva, Switzerland, in order to strengthen relations at the parliamentary level. | The president of the National Assembly, Jorge Rodríguez, informed about the meeting through his Twitter account, and added that the AN has made an official invitation to the IPU to visit Venezuela, so that "it learns the truth about Venezuela beyond mainstream media manipulation and cunning attacks."

Jessica Corbett (2021-04-12). Scientists: 4 ∞C would unleash 'unimaginable amounts of water' as ice shelves collapse. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Bryan Ellis (2021-04-12). Tampa Bay activists condemn Desantis' anti-protest bill: 'Kill the bill before it kills us!'. liberationnews.org Activists gathered at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa to protest HB1—Florida Governor Ron Desantis' draconian anti-protest bill.

Eds. (2021-04-12). Rosa Luxemburg and postcolonial criticism. mronline.org Her understanding of oppression was bolstered by personal circumstances: female in an overwhelmingly male public sphere, Jewish in a climate of vicious antisemitism, Polish at a time when Poles suffered national oppression, and an individual who lived with a disability. | April 12, 2021 | Newswire…

Bill Hackwell (2021-04-12). Ramsey Clark: A Life Well Lived for the People of the World. dissidentvoice.org Yesterday (April 10) Ramsey Clark died at the age of 93 in New York, and today justice and peace loving people and movements in the US and around the world are in mourning for a man who stood up and fought tirelessly in support of justice, equality and against his country's drive for endless wars. …

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-04-12). Cold War on Trial: Truth Commission details horrible crimes akin to Native American genocide and slavery. mronline.org While the Cold War Truth Commission may not be able to reverse the insanity of current U.S. policies, it has at least helped to ensure that a truthful history will be preserved. | April 12, 2021 | Newswire…

Karl Engels (2021-04-12). Police kill another Black man; Chauvin lawyer tries to block jury from knowing. peoplesworld.org As Minneapolis approaches the halfway point of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the officer who murdered George Floyd, the Twin Cities region faces yet another incident of a cop killing a young Black man. On Sunday afternoon, police in the suburb of Brooklyn Center shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop. Protests …

I.J. (2021-04-12). Carnegie Mellon University complicit in deadly U.S. drone warfare. liberationnews.org Drone systems are developed in large part by programs in universities across the country.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-04-12). Biden budget: Big hike for domestic programs and 1.7 percent hike for military. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Richard Smith (2021-04-12). China and climate change: an exchange. mronline.org In the Notes from the Editors to the March 2021 issue of Monthly Review, the MR editors questioned some of the arguments in Richard Smith's book, China's Engine of Environmental Collapse, as well as replied to Simon Pirani's related criticisms (writing under his pseudonym of Gabriel Levy) of MR editor John Bellamy Foster on China […] | April 12, 2021 | Exchange…

Bryan Ellis (2021-04-12). Tampa Bay activists condemn Desantis' anti-protest bill: "Kill the bill before it kills us!" liberationnews.org Activists gathered at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa to protest HB1—Florida Governor Ron Desantis' draconian anti-protest bill.

Victor Grossman (2021-04-12). German prince Georg Freidrich is no pauper. peoplesworld.org BERLIN — The Prince is no pauper but it seems the poor fellow has problems with his crown jewels. And this is no simple little private problem, to be expected with princes! Nor is this handsomely smiling, youngish man, who hardly looks his 44 years, itching only for jewels. He also wants hundreds or even …

David Bacon (2021-04-12). Farmworkers need families, not deportation and exploitation. peoplesworld.org During the Trump administration, the U.S. deported an average of 275,725 people per year, almost the same number of workers — 257,667 — brought by growers last year to labor in U.S. fields. Contract laborers on H2-A visas now make up is a tenth of the U.S.'s total agricultural workforce — an increase of more …

Jordan Woll (2021-04-12). Forget cuts, Biden wants MORE money for the Pentagon. liberationnews.org President Biden released an outline of his 2022 budget plan late last week. This initial proposal includes a request for $715 billion from Congress to bolster the Pentagon war budget. The eye-popping figure is an increase over the Trump administration's final record-setting "defense" budget of $704 billion. The true total spending on militarism by the …

Eurasia Review (2021-04-12). Wide Variations In Post-COVID 'Return To Normal' Expectations — Survey. eurasiareview.com A new IPSOS and World Economic Forum survey found that almost 60% expect a return to pre-COVID normal within the next 12 months. including 6% who think this is already the case, 9% who think it will take no more than three months, 13% four to six months, and 32% seven to 12 months (the median time). About one in five think it will take more than three years (10%) or that it will never happen (8%). | Views on when to expect a return to normal vary widely across countries: Over 70% of adults in Saudi Arabia, Russia, India, and mainland China are confident their life will return to pre-COVID normal within a year.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-12). Eni Strengthens Presence In Vietnam Through Acquisition Of Block 115. eurasiareview.com Eni said Monday that through its affiliate Eni Vietnam it has completed the acquisition from Krisenergy (Vietnam 115) Ltd. of a 100% participating interest and the operatorship in Block 115/09, offshore central Vietnam. | The area is adjacent to Block 114 where the operator Eni Vietnam and its partner Essar Exploration and Production Limited have recently announced the Ken Bau gas and condensates discovery currently under appraisal. | The new acreage also borders with Block 116, also operated by Eni Vietnam with a 100% participating interest. | The block covers an area of 7,382 Km2, with a water depth ranging…

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-12). Northern Dimension Forum Seeks To Boost Connectivity. eurasiareview.com On April 8, St Petersburg hosted the 12th Northern Dimension Forum. This forum, established in 2007, is a major annual corporate business event for cooperative policy and brings business directors and potential investors from Russia and the European Union including the Baltics, and Scandinavia. | The forum was organized by the Northern Dimension Business Council in cooperation with the Association of European Businesses, the Graduate School of Management at St Petersburg State University and the Skolkovo Moscow School of Management. | This forum was devoted to the theme: "Connectivity now. Boosting flows of pe…

James Emery* (2021-04-12). Tatmadaw Coup D'État As The Ramayana — Analysis. eurasiareview.com The February 2001 coup d'état by the Myanmar Defense Forces, known as the Tatmadaw, has parallels to the Ramayana, the 24,000 verse Hindu epic that became popular throughout Asia, including Burma. In 1989, the Tatmadaw replaced English translations with Burmese words, changing Burma to Myanmar, Rangoon to Yangon, and so forth. | The Internet provides articles and videos on the Ramayana for those who want to become more familiar with this classic, which compares to the Odyssey, the 12,000 verse Greek epic. Both Rama and Odysseus are on a journey filled with challenges. In Sanskrit, "ayana" means journey. The Ra…

Global Research News (2021-04-12). Selected Articles: Why NATO Destroyed Libya Ten Years Ago. globalresearch.ca By Ten years ago, on March 19, 2011, US/NATO forces began their bombardment of Libya by air and by sea. The war was initiated directly by the …

Anonymous007 (2021-04-12). Biden's FY22 $1.5T Budget Request, Including Half Of It For Defense. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | U.S. President Joe Biden's fiscal 2022 budget request asks for $753 billion in national security funding, an increase of 1.6% that includes $715 billion for the Defense Department. | The request, rolled out Friday, amounts to a slight decrease for the Pentagon when adjusted for inflation. It is also a little bit less than the Trump Administration's projected $722 billion request for FY22."A chunk of this budget request, on the defense side in particular, is to pay for the pay rais…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-12). Supply Of Russian Armed Forces In 2020-2021 (Part I). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Originally published at Western Military District: | In April 2020, a

Anonymous007 (2021-04-12). Riot In Minneapolis After Police Kill 20-Year-Old Black Man. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 11th, riots broke out in the US city of Minneapolis after a policeman fatally shot a young Black man. | The man was identified as Daunte Wright.Initially, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said it is "investigating an officer-involved shooting incident" in Brooklyn Center but declined to identify the victim. | Click to see full-size image | According to a statement from…

Anonymous765 (2021-04-12). SouthFront Is a Crowdfunded Endeavour. southfront.org DEAR FRIENDS,: | Since April 1, we've collected 1787 USD. This is about 36% of the monthly budget needed to continue SouthFront work and further. | Unlike propaganda structures funded by the Euro-Atlantic establishment, SouthFront operates thanks to the audience's support. We will not be able to survive without your help. | WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT, SOUTHFRONT WORK WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE: : | PayPal | SouthFront's PayPal account: southfront@internet.ru | One Time Support — 20 USD: | One Time Support — 50 USD: | One Time Support — 100 USD: | One Time Support — 500 USD: | Recurring Sup…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-12). Houthi Drones Attacked Aramco Refineries, 'Sensitive Military Sites' In Saudi Arabia. southfront.org the Houthi military spokesperson Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari | On April 12, the Houthis (as Ansar Allah is also known) claimed that they had launched 17 drones and two ballistic missiles on the territory of Saudi Arabia. | According to the Houthi military spokesperson Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, their explosive-laden drones successfully targeted Saudi Aramco sites in the eastern oil terminal of Jubail and the western city of Jeddah late on April 11. | Saudi officials, nor Aramco have not commented on the attack, yet. | The Houthi…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-12). BLM 2.0: Riot In Minneapolis After Police Kill 20-Year-Old Black Man. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 11th, riots broke out in the US city of Minneapolis after a policeman fatally shot a young Black man. | The man was identified as Daunte Wright.Initially, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said it is "investigating an officer-involved shooting incident" in Brooklyn Center but declined to identify the victim. | Click to see full-size image | According to a statement from…

Anonymous765 (2021-04-12). Take Your Chance To Shape History! Join Our Ranks! southfront.org | | | Emma-Louise Fenelon (2021-04-12). Law Pod New Episode: Harriet Wistrich on Criminal Justice for Women. ukhumanrightsblog.com Following International Women's Day and Women's History Month, Emma-Louise Fenelon spoke to Harriet Wistrich, founder of the Centre for Women's Justice about the many ways in which the UK criminal justice system is failing women. In Episode 140 they discuss the report by the Centre for Women's Justice, 'Women Who Kill: How The State Criminalises …

Rafe Scobey Thal, Luca Valente (2021-04-12). Covid: Drawn from Experience. thenation.com A short animated documentary.

_____ (2021-04-12). Ecuadorean Millionaire Wins Presidential Election: U.S. Gains; The Poor Lose. strategic-culture.org Lasso's victory came as a surprise, a most disappointing one especially for the peoples of Latin America, and for all who struggle for a world without the greed, war violence, and planet pollution that capitalism breeds. | Guillermo Lasso, former banker and Coca Cola Ecuadorian director, Arauz had led the pack of 16 presidential candidates during the first round, on February 7, with…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-12). Russian Warships Go To The Black Sea, As US Cargo Plains Fly To Kiev. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 11, locals shared online photos and videos of the warships of the Russian Caspian Flotilla in Rostov-on-Don region, near the town of Alexandrovka. According to the press service of the Southern Military District, more than 10 Russian assault landing vessels and gun-boats go from the Caspian to the Black Sea to participate in joint military exercises."According to the plan for passing the control check, the crews of the boats, in cooperation with the forces of the Black Sea Fl…

MEE staff (2021-04-12). Iran using fake social media accounts to 'abduct' Israelis abroad, spy agencies say. middleeasteye.net Iran using fake social media accounts to 'abduct' Israelis abroad, spy agencies say | Israeli intelligence expresses 'genuine concern' that Iranian-linked online scheme could lead to attempts to harm or abduct Israelis | Mon, 04/12/2021 – 17: 49 | Israelis who have international commercial contacts and travel abroad are alleged targets of the scheme (AFP/File photo) | Two Israeli intelligence agencies have acc…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-12). Yemen's Houthis claim drone and missile barrage on Saudi oil facilities. middleeasteye.net Yemen's Houthis claim drone and missile barrage on Saudi oil facilities | Iran-backed group said it launched armed drones at oil refineries in the Red Sea city of Jeddah and Jubail in the Eastern Province | Mon, 04/12/2021 – 13: 20 | Yemen's Houthi rebels have launched repeated cross-border attacks on Saudi Arabia (AFP) | Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed they launched 17 drones and two missil…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-12). EU sanctions Iranian security officials over 2019 protest crackdown. middleeasteye.net EU sanctions Iranian security officials over 2019 protest crackdown | Head of Revolutionary Guard, Hossein Salami, among those hit over deadly repression of demonstrations | Mon, 04/12/2021 – 15: 38 | The decision to freeze assets and impose travel bans come as Brussels attempt to mediate efforts to revive the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran (AFP) | The European Union sanctioned…

Ragip Soylu (2021-04-12). Canada cancels weapons sales to Turkey over Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict. middleeasteye.net Canada cancels weapons sales to Turkey over Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict | Investigation by Ottawa concluded that Turkey deployed drones to Nagorno-Karabakh that used Canadian technology, foreign affairs minister says | Mon, 04/12/2021 – 18: 23 | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev attend military parade for Azerbaijan's victory against Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh…

Ragip Soylu (2021-04-12). Canada to cancel suspended arms deals with Turkey. middleeasteye.net Canada to cancel suspended arms deals with Turkey | Investigation by Ottawa concluded that Turkey deployed drones to Nagorno-Karabakh that used Canadian technology, source tells Middle East Eye | Mon, 04/12/2021 – 18: 23 | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev attend military parade for Azerbaijan's victory against Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, 10 December…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-12). Syria chemical attack: Government used chlorine on civilians in 2018, OPCW rules. middleeasteye.net Syria chemical attack: Government used chlorine on civilians in 2018, OPCW rules | Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons finds that no one was killed in the strike, but 12 people had symptoms consistent with a chemical attack | Mon, 04/12/2021 – 13: 04 | A man breathing through an oxygen mask during an alleged chemical weapons attack in rebel-held Syria in 2017 (Reuters) | T…

MEE staff (2021-04-12). No charges against Jordanian prince over 'destabilisation' plot. middleeasteye.net No charges against Jordanian prince over 'destabilisation' plot | Prime minister tells parliament there was no coup attempt, despite recent political crisis | Mon, 04/12/2021 – 16: 16 | Jordan's Prince Hamzah will not face trial after an apparent reconciliation with his half-brother King Abdullah (AFP) | The half-brother of Jordan's King Abdullah will not face trial after recent accusations of sedition, the co…

MEE staff (2021-04-12). UN urges Yemen's warring parties to 'seize opportunity' for peace. middleeasteye.net UN urges Yemen's warring parties to 'seize opportunity' for peace | UN special envoy for Yemen calls on leaders to 'negotiate in good faith without preconditions' during international summit | Mon, 04/12/2021 – 20: 45 | Fighters with forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed government hold a position against Houthi rebels in Yemen's northeastern province of Marib on 6 April (AFP/File photo) | The United Nations ha…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-12). Egypt jails man for harassment spree that sparked #MeToo movement. middleeasteye.net Egypt jails man for harassment spree that sparked #MeToo movement | Ahmed Bassam Zaki had already been sentenced to three years in prison for harassing two young women | Mon, 04/12/2021 – 08: 33 | An Egyptian protester holds a sign reading "Yes to castrating the sexual harasser" during a protest against harassment of women, June 2014 (Reuters/Asmaa Waguih) | An Egyptian court Sunday senten…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-12). Kiev Expects Help From Many Directions, Is Anything Coming? southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 10th, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited Ankara and spoke to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Erdogan provided some empty rhetoric, words of support and that if war between Russia and Ukraine would start, Kiev would be left largely alone. | Erdogan said he supports the Crimean Platform, Kiev's initiative to involve the international community in solving the peninsula problem."We stand for Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty. We…

RT (2021-04-12). Will Smith latest to boycott Georgia over new voting law as production pulls out of state in protest. rt.com Actor Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua have announced their upcoming film for Apple TV, 'Emancipation', is pulling production out of Georgia, citing a new controversial voting law as the reason. | In a joint statement, the actor and director added their voices to others who have slammed the new law as racist. | "At this moment in time, the nation is coming to terms with its history and is attempting to eliminate vestiges of institutional racism to achieve true racial justice," the two said on Monday, going on to say they cannot support the Georgia government because of the "regressive voting laws" in the…

RT (2021-04-12). GameStop, Foot Locker, & dozens more looted in Minnesota CHAOS following police shooting of Daunte Wright (VIDEOS). rt.com Masked looters broke into and robbed dozens of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota stores, including GameStop, Foot Locker and Family Dollar, after protests over police shooting a black man spiralled into violence. | Journalists captured videos of Minnesotans breaking into and looting a number of popular brand stores on Sunday evening. GameStop, McDonalds, Foot Locker, Family Dollar and Sally Beauty Supply were all targeted, as police were seen Brooklyn Center, Minnesota GameStop currently being…

RT (2021-04-12). MSNBC's Joy Reid panned & praised after saying she would 'double mask', shun indoor activities even after FULLY VACCINATED. rt.com MSNBC host Joy Reid ignited criticism after saying she would not fly and would still wear two masks even after receiving her second Covid-19 shot. Critics say her stance might discourage people who are hesitant to be vaccinated. | "I too am one vax down, but even when I get the second shot, I am too 'scurred' to be out there wildin. No flying and no indoor activities for me. Nope!" Reid tweeted on Sunday. | In a follow-up tweet, the anchor said that her whole family is 'double-masking', and that they are not planning to stop "in the foreseeable future," presumably even after the second shot, which is required…

RT (2021-04-12). McCain's revenge? Widow of ex-senator and Trump nemesis poised to take over UN food ambassadorship, media says. rt.com The widow of late Arizona Senator (and fervent Trump critic) John McCain is reportedly poised to become ambassador to the US at the UN World Food Program. A deliberate slap in the face to Trump, or an innocent posting? | Cindy McCain, who broke party lines in September to endorse President Joe Biden in the 2020 election, has allegedly been appointed ambassador to the UN program, according to several sources cited by Politico on Monday. She and the couple's daughter Meghan are just two of several high-profile Republicans who have lamented the absence of a commander-in-chief more similar to her late husband, Joh…

RT (2021-04-12). Pentagon creates MICROCHIP that will detect Covid-19 under your skin. rt.com Medical researchers working for the Pentagon have claimed to have created a microchip that can identify viruses like Covid-19 if they are under your skin. | Retired Army Col. Dr. Matt Hepburn, an infectious disease physician, told '60 Minutes' that the microchip acts like a "check engine" light for people, but does not track their every movement, which has been central to online conspiracy theories about Covid-19 vaccinations. | The technology was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which operates under the Pentagon. Hepburn's interview was conducted on the USS Theodore Roosevel…

RT (2021-04-12). '60 Minutes' digs deeper hole defending 'hatchet job' report on DeSantis, mocked for citing praise from a 'retired newsman'. rt.com '60 Minutes' reporter Sharyn Alfonsi is facing a new round of criticism after she defended her widely panned report alleging Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was involved in a "pay for play" scheme around Covid-19 vaccine distribution. | Alfonsi's report became highly controversial last week after numerous critics, including Democrats, noted that an exchange between the journalist and DeSantis at a press conference was edited to exclude seemingly pertinent information. | "Viewers focused on an exchange with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at a press conference," Alfonsi acknowledged as she was ending the show on Sunday nig…

RT (2021-04-12). Looting & clashes after protests over police shooting of 20yo black man in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota turn violent (VIDEO). rt.com Tensions have been running high in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, after police shot a black man during a traffic stop, reportedly over an air freshener. The incident has sparked protests that descended into violence. | Several hundred people flocked to the Brooklyn Center PD, protesting the death of

RT (2021-04-12). Covid-19 vaccine STILL does not mean you can 'eat and drink indoors', Fauci says, prompting Rand Paul to call him a 'petty tyrant'. rt.com White House health adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci is once again facing pushback after advising those who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 to still avoid normal activities, like eating and drinking indoors. | "Fauci continues to ignore 100 years of vaccine science," Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) wrote about Fauci — with whom he has feuded before — in a Monday tweet slamming the infectious disease expert as a "petty tyrant." | The comments came in response to a Sunday evening interview in which Fauci encouraged vaccinated individuals to continue taking precautions and not resuming normal activities just…

RT (2021-04-12). Police chief says Daunte Wright shooting was 'accidental discharge' by officer. rt.com The shooting of Daunte Wright, which kicked off violent protests in Minnesota, was an "accidental discharge" by an officer intending to use a taser, chief of Brooklyn Center Police Tim Gannon has said. | "As you can hear, the officer while struggling with Mr. Wright shouts, 'taser, taser' several times. That is a part of the officer's training prior to deploying a taser, which is a less lethal device," Gannon told the press on Monday, showing the "graphic" police cam footage that included the shooting of 20-year-old Wright. | Brooklyn Center chief Tim Gannon: "As I watch the video & listen to the officer's com…

Patrick Delaney (2021-04-12). Media Censored COVID-19 Early Treatment Options that Could Have Reduced Fatalities by 85%. Prominent Medical Doctor. globalresearch.ca An exceedingly well-qualified physician, who was censored by YouTube last year, …

WSWS (2021-04-12). Staggering 10 to 15 percent of infected children suffer from Long COVID. wsws.org The findings derived primarily from Britain, dispel the myth that children are largely unaffected by COVID-19 and face no significant dangers from the lasting effects on their development and lives.

teleSUR (2021-04-12). Uruguay Reports 10.57 Deaths per Million Inhabitants in April. telesurenglish.net With an average of 10.57 related fatalities in the last seven days, Uruguay ranked among the ten countries with the highest number of COVID-19 deaths per million inhabitants per day. | RELATED: | The National Emergency System (Sinae) reported 181 deaths connected to the Novel coronavirus last year. The figure increased between April 1 and April 7 this year as 257 people succumbed to the virus. | Regarding the ages…

Jeanne Smits (2021-04-12). French National Academy of Medicine: COVID Nasal Swabs Associated with Increased Meningitis Risk. globalresearch.ca The Académie nationale de médecine, an independent but official learned society …

Giacomo Tognini (2021-04-12). Meet the 40 New Billionaires Who Got Rich Fighting COVID-19. globalresearch.ca Below is the summary of Forbes analysis on how the Corona …

Robert Norse (2021-04-12). Chico Shines a Light, But Activists Here Must Do the Heavy Lifting. indybay.org Down Chico way, a Senior Sacramento Judge of the Eastern Division of the Federal District Court has stopped encampment sweeps dead in their tracks city-wide with a TRO in the Commanche Creek Greenway case. This was justified not by the fading COVID-19 shelter-in-place concerns, but rather by lack of shelter or campground alternatives for those being rousted.

Youth Art Exchange (2021-04-12). Thursday 4/15: (415) Public Gallery: Handmade COVID Cards Workshop with Sofie Ramos. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-12). 4th group of Iranians stranded in Georgia return home. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 12 (MNA) — A domestic airline yesterday launched a special flight to return Iranians living in Georgia from Tbilisi to Tehran in coordination with the Iranian Embassy in Georgia amid sharp rise of COVID-19 cases.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). India records over 150,000 daily COVID-19 cases, tally at 13,358,805. ecns.cn India reported a record high of 152,879 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the total tally to 13,358,805, according to data released by the federal government.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Brazil's COVID-19 death toll tops 350,000. ecns.cn Brazil's COVID-19 death toll has risen to 351,334 after 2,616 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health reported on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). NYS COVID-19 hospitalizations down to 4,241, positivity rate 2.79 pct: governor. ecns.cn The COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York State dropped to 4,241 on Friday, compared with 4,351 one day earlier, tweeted Governor Andrew Cuomo on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). China's Yunnan reports no new COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn Southwest China's Yunnan Province, where new locally-transmitted COVID-19 infections began to emerge in late March, reported no new confirmed or asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the provincial health commission said on Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Hong Kong reports 13 new COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported 13 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the tally to 11,581.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). UK records another 2,589 coronavirus cases, 40 deaths. ecns.cn Another 2,589 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,368,045, according to official figures released Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Foreigners in Guangdong can be vaccinated against COVID-19 now. ecns.cn Starting on Monday, foreigners in Guangdong province can make an appointment for vaccination against COVID-19 online under the principle of "informed, voluntary and self-assumed risk".

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Chile receives new shipment of Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines. ecns.cn A new batch of CoronaVac vaccine from China's Sinovac arrived in Chile on Saturday to become part of the country's vaccination campaign against the COVID-19.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Chinese mainland reports no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Africa's COVID-19 cases pass 4.33 mln: Africa CDC. ecns.cn The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,330,666 as of Saturday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). COVID-19 variants spread leads to surge of new cases in Canada. ecns.cn The rapid spread of more contagious COVID-19 variants is believed to have driven a devastating third wave in Canada.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Low-income nations have received just 0.2 pct of all COVID-19 shots given. ecns.cn The vast majority of COVID-19 vaccines administered have so far gone to wealthy nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported.

ecns.cn (2021-04-12). Commentary:Keep alert against sinister political manipulations on COVID-19 origin tracing research. ecns.cn &nbsp…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-12). Housing activists in UK protest resumption of evictions. peoplesdispatch.org On April 10, the group Momentum, and housing rights activists took part in protests against the resumption of evictions in the United Kingdom. They condemned the rising number of evictions after the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions…

_____ (2021-04-12). A History Of The Espionage Act And How it Ensnared Julian Assange. popularresistance.org From its earliest years the United States has found ways to deny the rights of a free press when it was politically expedient to do so. | One of the latest ways was to arrest WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange two years ago today and to indict him — the first time a publisher and journalist has ever been charged under the 1917 Espionage Act for possessing and publishing state secrets. | Though several U.S. administrations had come close to punishing journalists for revealing defense information, they all pulled back, until Assange. They were restrained because of a conflict with the First Amendment, which p…

Kevin Gosztola (2021-04-12). Two Years After Assange's Arrest, Biden Can End Trump's Assault on Press Freedom. globalresearch.ca WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been detained at the high-security Belmarsh …

_____ (2021-04-12). Julian Assange Supporters Hold Vigils. popularresistance.org Small vigils have been held in cities across the world to mark the second anniversary of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being detained in prison after he was dragged from the Ecuadorian embassy in London. | Supporters demanding his release joined events on Sunday in countries including Australia, the UK, Belgium, Germany and the United States. | Protests were held in London outside the Ecuadorian embassy, at Westminster Magistrates' Court, and at Belmarsh prison where he is being held. | Messages saying "Bring Assange Home" and "Journalism Is Not A Crime" were also projected onto buildings in the capital. | A s…

reitschuster.de (2021-04-12). Historic Court Judgment in Germany: "Threat to the Well-Being of Children". No Masks, No Social Distance, No More Tests for Students. globalresearch.ca The Weimar District Court has ruled that the obligation to wear …

Fight Back (2021-04-12). Tampa rallies against repressive legislation. fightbacknews.org Tampa FL – On Saturday April 10, a crowd of 40 people gathered at Curtis Hixon Park to fight back against the Florida anti-protest bill (HB1/SB484). The bill bypassed one state senate sub-committee hearing and it passed the Appropriations Committee on Friday. | "What HB1 makes clear is that police are not protectors of the community but are, in fact, our enemies. They saw millions rise up against police brutality. They saw African Americans, who have endured years of oppression at the hands of the police and the prison industrial complex, push back against this oppression through organizing and they got scared. T…

WSWS (2021-04-12). US provocatively lifts restrictions on contact with Taiwan. wsws.org By effectively tearing up protocols in place since the US and China established formal diplomatic relations in 1979, the Biden administration is upending the fragile status quo in the Taiwan Strait and raising the danger of war.

Prof. Francis Boyle (2021-04-12). Dedication in Honor of Ramsey Clark. globalresearch.ca I would like to dedicate this book to my friend and …

WSWS (2021-04-12). Prince Philip: An embittered defender of hereditary privilege. wsws.org His life was shaped by reaction against revolutionary tumult. The most consequential episode shaping Philip and his world view was the 1917 Russian Revolution, which overthrew Tsarism and established the world's first workers' state under the Bolsheviks. Europe's monarchies and the bourgeois order on which they rested trembled in response, fearing a similar fate. Philip never forgot this fear, or the reason for it.

David Penner (2021-04-12). The Mad Warhorse of Neoliberalism is Galloping Towards Perdition. dissidentvoice.org We are the United States of Amnesia, we learn nothing because we remember nothing. — Gore Vidal, Imperial America: Reflections on the United States of Amnesia, 2004 As Americans drown in debt and atomization, the liberal class applauds the arrival of a post-nation-state neo-feudal order which is devoid of checks and balances, integration, national cohesion, …

Telesur (2021-04-12). Cuban and Venezuelan Authorities Mourn Ramsey Clark's Death. globalresearch.ca As an Attorney General, Clark stood up for civil rights and …

_____ (2021-04-12). Does Canada's Unilateral Sanctions Regime Violate International Law? popularresistance.org Is Canada breaking international law when it applies to unilateral coercive economic measures, commonly referred to as sanctions? | Most countries and international law experts believe sanctions are only legitimate when approved by the United Nations Security Council or the World Trade Organization. Economic sanctions outside the framework of the UN Charter are generally considered "unilateral" and unlawful. | According to a report by the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization, "the imposition of unilateral and secondary sanctions on countries through application of national legislation is not-permissible…

_____ (2021-04-12). The Judicial Persecution Of Steven Donziger. popularresistance.org For some, call them criminal justice ingenues, it may be hard to believe this is happening in the United States, that our famed judiciary has sunk this low. But in the U.S., a judge acts as prosecutor and jury on behalf of a giant oil company, Chevron, as it destroys the life and career of human rights lawyer Steven Donziger. His crime? Daring to win a judgment against Chevron in an Ecuadorian court. For those less enchanted with the U.S. justice system, this is no surprise. But there it is. This judicial travesty is occurring in New York state. And the Chevron friendly judges — first Lewis A. Kaplan and hi…

WSWS (2021-04-12). New Zealand accused of "backstabbing" allies over China. wsws.org While the Labour government has adopted a more explicit anti-Chinese stance, demands are growing that Wellington do more to put the country on a war footing.

WSWS (2021-04-12). Death toll in Myanmar tops 700 after ruthless military crackdown on Bago city. wsws.org The junta's escalation of lethal violence and repression against protesters has failed to prevent daily demonstrations from continuing across Myanmar.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-12). Outrage and protest in Minneapolis after police shooting leads to death of Black man. peoplesdispatch.org The shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright comes at a time when the city of Minneapolis is following the trial of Derek Chauvin, the ex-police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd less than a year ago…

Steve Watson (2021-04-12). Report: Brits at Pubs Will Have to Register on Government Tracking App, Hand Over Phones. globalresearch.ca According to a report in the

John Buell (2021-04-12). The Ever Given's Blockage of the Suez Canal and World Trade showed the Downsides of Monopoly Capitalism. juancole.com Southwest Harbor, Maine (Special to Informed Comment) — News media, maritime experts, and a curious public could hardly take their eyes off the Ever Given, the mega cargo ship as long as the Empire State Building is tall. Viewers were stunned to see the ship swung sideways to the canal and thus blocking transit in …

J. B. Gerald (2021-04-12). "A Knee on the Neck" of Longterm Political Prisoners. globalresearch.ca The line between clearly defined political prisoners and prisoners targeted to …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-12). U.S. Warships to Enter Black Sea in "Significant Signal" to Russia Over Ukraine. globalresearch.ca Turkey has confirmed an earlier CNN report that the U.S. will …

Newsclick (2021-04-12). With cyber offensive capabilities increasing, why not ban cyber weapons? peoplesdispatch.org Newsclick's Prabir Purkayastha talks about the various instances of cyber attacks , the capacities of various countries in the world in the field, and the demand for banning such weapons…

John Clamp (2021-04-12). Mozambique's is a Continental Tragedy. counterpunch.org Africa remains the Dark Continent. A century and a half ago, the epithet signified ignorance, primarily of the continent's physical geography but of everything else too, except the coastline. Colonial invaders wanted to know two things only: which local leaders could be played off against each other, and what resources were extractable. Understanding Africa's cultural

NationofChange Staff (2021-04-12). Tell the Senate to pass the For the People Act. nationofchange.org It's time we ask our Senators to take immediate action and protect the vote.

teleSUR (2021-04-12). Guillermo Lasso Is Ecuador's President-Elect. telesurenglish.net A little before 10 pm, the National Electoral Council presented the results of the presidential elections held in Ecuador. With 97 percent of the votes officially counted, the Creating Opportunities (CREO) candidate Guillermo Lasso is the next president of this Andean country after obtaining 52.52 percent of the votes. | RELATED: | Electoral authorities confirmed that Union for Hope (UNES) candidate Andres Arauz had w…

Lewis R. Gordon (2021-04-12). Derek Chauvin trial: 3 questions America needs to ask about seeking racial justice in a court of law. nationofchange.org Where the accused is placed above the law, there is an unjust system of justice.

orinocotribune (2021-04-12). Venezuelan CNE Publishes Second Batch of Candidates Running for Rectors. orinocotribune.com The Electoral Nominations Committee of the National Assembly (AN) of Venezuela will start with the period of objections and discharges after "satisfactorily" completing the evaluation process of 38 new nominees for rectors of the National Electoral Council (CNE) in the second round of postulations. | In accordance with current regulations, the list of candidates in the second round of postulations was published this Saturday, April 10, in the National Assembly website and also in national dailies. This list contains the names of the candidates who passed the evaluation process established by the Constitution of t…

_____ (2021-04-12). Mozambique: It Began With Twelve, How Will It End? popularresistance.org White faces in fatigues — I'm sure that's just what most Mozambicans were hoping to see upon their shores. After all, it certainly isn't the first time. Ever since the Portuguese started planting trading posts and forts on what was known as the Swahili Coast around the year 1500, an arrival of armed whites has never really ended well for the locals. Now, if half a millennium late to the party, America recently shipped an army special forces detachment to the country.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-12). Iran blames Israel for blackout at nuclear facility. peoplesdispatch.org Iran is facing renewed hostility against its nuclear program since the chances for the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal have increased with the meeting of JCPOA's signatories in Vienna last week…

WSWS (2021-04-12). Defying strike vote, UAW forces Volvo Truck workers to remain on job in Virginia. wsws.org The UAW grants a one-month contract to Volvo after workers voted to strike against attacks on wages, benefits, and working conditions.

Scott Owen (2021-04-12). Out on Highway 95: the Loneliest Road in the USA. counterpunch.org Out along highway 95 in southern Nevada there's a sign, a series of signs actually, bright, metallic-blue against the silvery-gray desert sand that covers the landscape for as far as you can see. This series of signs mark out sections of the Veterans Memorial Highway, each section about a mile long, memorializing the veterans from

Levi Rickert (2021-04-12). U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Allows Dakota Access Pipeline to Continue Operation. globalresearch.ca The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) on Friday said they …

Bryan Metzger (2021-04-12). How a Shadowy, Hawkish New Group Tied to Iranian Monarchists Is Gaining Influence in Congress. globalresearch.ca A new organization with ties to Iranian monarchists is cultivating relationships …

WSWS (2021-04-12). Prosecutors and media smear 13-year-old killed by Chicago police. wsws.org Facing protests over the summary execution of Adam Toledo by Chicago police, prosecutors and local media have resorted to lurid depictions of the boy as a hardened gang member.

The Global Research Team (2021-04-12). Global Research vs. Media Manipulation: We Need Your Support! globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | In an increasingly polarized world, political spin and media manipulation on complex issues are commonly used tools, creating dividing lines in the sand. Global Research provides a perspective free from the vested interests of major corporation-backed media. | If …

Abdullah al-Ahsan (2021-04-12). Bangladesh was born amid Indo-Pak War in 1971 — But on 50th Anniversary, Who Owns that History? juancole.com Chicago (Special to Informed Comment) — "With the Creation of Bangladesh, a Longstanding Dream of the RSS Was Achieved" claims Seshadri Chari. According to Wikipedia, Seshadri Ramanujan Chari "is a veteran swayamsevak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Chari currently serves on the National Executive Committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and formerly served …

WSWS (2021-04-12). In "third wave," coronavirus cases surging in France. wsws.org While the Macron government in France has implemented extremely limited and belated lockdown measures, a catastrophe is unfolding across the country and Europe.

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-12). China Blasts US Military Interventions in Human Rights Report. globalresearch.ca In the face of constant attacks by US officials over alleged …

_____ (2021-04-12). Global Citizens' Assembly Planned To Address Climate Crisis. popularresistance.org London – People around the world will have a chance to deliberate about responses to climate change under plans to convene a "Global Citizens' Assembly" to inform U.N. talks in Glasgow next year, organisers said on Thursday. | The project aims to build on similar initiatives in countries such as Ireland, France and Canada, where citizens' assemblies have given politicians space to act by generating ambitious proposals on divisive issues. | "Young people are not just frustrated by rising temperatures and declining ecosystems. We're also frustrated by the constant recycling of outdated political solutions," said Su…

WSWS (2021-04-12). Spanish trade unions sell out El Corte Inglés struggle. wsws.org The unions accepted over 3000 redundancies without a fight and are now encouraging its members to voluntarily sign up to a redundancy scheme agreed with management.

WSWS (2021-04-12). A performer with many personal demons: Rapper and entertainer DMX dead at age 50. wsws.org Earl Simmons, better known as DMX, a multi-platinum selling rapper, died on Friday after suffering a massive heart attack that left him in a reportedly "vegetative state."

Andrew Emett (2021-04-12). Video: Virginia cops pepper-spray US Army officer with hands in air. nationofchange.org According to the complaint, the officers wrote false statements in their police reports to justify the use of excessive force without making an arrest.

Ramsey Clark (2021-04-12). The United Nations has become an Instrument of NATO. Ramsey Clark. globalresearch.ca Our thoughts are with Ramsey Clark. His legacy will live forever. …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-12). Guillermo Lasso wins presidential election in Ecuador. peoplesdispatch.org The right-wing Guillermo Lasso obtained 52.41% of the votes while progressive candidate Andrés Arauz secured 47.59% of the votes in the election held on Sunday. Arauz's Union for Hope alliance won the most seats in the legislature…

Mike Ervin (2021-04-12). Smart Ass Cripple: I'll Vote How I Damn Well Please. progressive.org There's a thrill that comes with voting in person, but we're at a point where many of us will benefit from voting by mail—assuming we're allowed to.

_____ (2021-04-12). Alabama Miners Reject Tentative Agreement, Continue Strike. popularresistance.org Striking mine workers at Warrior Met Coal overwhelmingly voted down the tentative agreement reached earlier this week between UMWA and the company. Workers will continue the strike until the contract addresses the central demands for better wages and conditions that workers have been demanding. | The results of the vote were overwhelming. A miner's facebook group highlights that at one mine, the "no" votes were unanimous. In another, the vote was 256 No to 7 Yes. This is what a landslide looks like. The workers want to continue the strike until they get a better contract. | These workers have been on the picket l…

_____ (2021-04-12). Farmers Block Expressway In Indian State Of Haryana To Protest Against Farm Laws. popularresistance.org Hundreds of farmers from across India have been camping out Delhi's borders for the past four months to protest against newly introduced agricultural laws by the federal government. While the farmers are demanding the laws, passed last September be repealed, the government has agreed to only making amendments and refused to repeal them. | Intensifying their protests against newly introduced agriculture laws, farmers blocked the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway at several places in state of Haryana on Saturday. | Several farm leaders were detained by the Haryana Police even as farmers sitting on the expressway wer…

Moderator (2021-04-12). Book Review: Driving the Samburu Bride. scheerpost.com Driving the Samburu BrideBy Diane C. Perlov Reviewed by H Patricia Hynes / Original to ScheerPost Diane Perlov's memoir of the two years she lived among semi-nomadic people in northern Kenya as a doctoral student in anthropology is singularly engaging for a host of reasons. For one, it has compelling freshness of detail, story, humor, …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-12). 23 Hirak protesters arrested last week in Algeria launch hunger strike. peoplesdispatch.org The North African country witnessed massive demonstrations by Hirak protesters on April 9 demanding that the government unconditionally release all political prisoners on the eve of beginning of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan…

news.un (2021-04-12). Human space flight 'changed our perspectives', UN office says, marking International Day. news.un.org The United Nations is marking the International Day of Human Space Flight on Monday, celebrating the achievements of astronauts who are "stretching the boundaries" of what the human civilization can achieve.

news.un (2021-04-12). Volcanic eruption leaves 'entire population' of Saint Vincent without clean water. news.un.org Last week's eruption of La Soufrière volcano in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,‚ÄØhas left the entire population of the main island without clean water and electricity, the UN Spokesperson said on Monday.

news.un (2021-04-12). First ever human space flight signalled 'new era for humanity'. news.un.org The United Nations is marking the International Day of Human Space Flight on Monday, celebrating the achievements of astronauts who are "stretching the boundaries" of where civilization can go, beyond the stratosphere.

news.un (2021-04-12). Myanmar violence 'must cease immediately': UN agencies. news.un.org The UN Country Team in Myanmar on Monday, reiterated its call for an end to violence against civilians, amid reports of dozens of deaths in the latest crackdown on protests against the military takeover.

àÅngel Guerra Cabrera (2021-04-12). Ecuador en elecciones hoy. globalizacion.ca Encuestadoras serias dan a Andrés Arauz, candidato progresista a la presidencia de Ecuador, un mínimo de 10 puntos de ventaja sobre su contrincante, el proimperialista banquero, lavador de dinero y miembro del Opus Dei Guillermo Lasso. Se denuncia un megafraude…

Emiliana G. Hidalgo (2021-04-12). La cooperación subnacional entre Argentina y China. globalizacion.ca Diversos actores subnacionales contribuyen desde sus territorios con la cooperación entre Argentina y China; como las cámaras empresariales, las empresas, las asociaciones civiles, las universidades, los gobiernos municipales y provinciales, las instituciones del sector científico y tecnológico, entre otros. | Todos…

Antonio Gershenson (2021-04-12). México — Los desastres y las sospechas|. globalizacion.ca De acuerdo con las opiniones de técnicos de Pemex, del grupo Encuentro Nacional Petrolero, que directamente se encargan de la seguridad en las diversas secciones de cada refinería, el esclarecimiento de la explosión debe arrojar información para evitar otros eventos…

Anonymous765 (2021-04-12). Saudi Arabia Suffers From Houthi Attacks. Is There A New Job For Turkey's Mercenaries? southfront.org | | | southfront@internet.ru : donationalerts.com/r/southfront : gumroad.com/southfront http: //southfront.org/donate/ or via: www.patreon.com/southfront, 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Y…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-12). US, Israel to Hold Strategic Iran Talks. news.antiwar.com According to The first meeting of the strategic group took place in early March. The second comes as the US and Iran are engaged in indirect talks to revive the nuclear deal, something Israel is strongly opposed to and…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-12). International Crisis Looms as NATO To Hold Emergency Meeting With Ukraine. news.antiwar.com The government of Ukraine announced today that Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba will visit NATO Headquarters tomorrow for an emergency session of the Ukraine-NATO Commission. Kuleba will meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and possibly with the North Atlantic Council (consisting of the ambassadors of all thirty NATO member states) as well. This comes as …

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-12). US Escalates Tensions With Beijing in the South and East China Seas. news.antiwar.com Over the past few weeks, the US has stepped up its military activity in the South China Sea with an almost continuous presence of aircraft carrier strike groups in the disputed waters, ratcheting up tensions with Beijing. | Last Sunday,

Berkeley Copwatch (2021-04-12). Saturday 4/17: Celebrate Kayla Moore's Birthday. indybay.org CIVIC CENTER PARK | 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way | Berkeley, CA 94704…

Letter reposted by the Jamal Journal (2021-04-12). Letter to KQED for Mumia: Signed by Angela Davis, Boots Riley, and others. indybay.org This letter to KQED from Angela Davis, Boots Riley and others was written on April 11. It is reprinted here in full by the Jamal Journal, published by the uncompromising International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Youth Art Exchange (2021-04-12). Thursday 4/29: (415) Public Gallery: Youth Silence is Not for Sale Billboard and Workshop. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Labor Video Project (2021-04-12). Stop The Cuts & Restore City College Of SF! Rally/March To Defend SF Community College. indybay.org City College of San Francisco, students, faculty and supporters of community college and public eduction rallied and marched on 4/11/21 to protest the massive cuts and destruction of the college. | They said entire programs including music were being destroyed.

Al Carroll (2021-04-12). Remembering Ladonna Brave Bull Allard. indybay.org LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard, also known as LaDonna Bravebull Allard, passed on. She was preceded by her husband Miles by two years. I'm proud to say I knew her for many years as part of NAFPS, or New Age Frauds Plastic Shamans. She was best known to most for her leading role in the NoDAPL movement.

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