2021-04-14: News Headlines

Ramzy Baroud (2021-04-14). The Clandestine War on Africa: France's Endgame in Mali. counterpunch.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

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-14). US to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by September 11. peoplesdispatch.org The US had earlier committed to withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan by May 2021 on the fulfillment of certain conditions by the Taliban. It has now said it will do so without any conditions…

Keri Rautenkranz (2021-04-14). Right-wing policy continues to destroy Ukraine. peoplesworld.org You may have heard about the situation in Ukraine and "Russian aggression" and how it must be stopped. I have been following this situation since 2014 in both English and Russian languages and have drawn some conclusions. The situation in Ukraine is not a result of Russian aggression, but rather the result of USA-led NATO …

Keri Rautenkranz (2021-04-14). Right wing policy continues to destroy Ukraine. peoplesworld.org You may have heard about the situation in Ukraine and "Russian Aggression" and how it must be stopped. I have been following this situation since 2014 in both English and Russian languages and have drawn some conclusions. The situation in Ukraine is not a result of Russian aggression, but rather the result of USA-led NATO …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-04-14). Israel Rejects ICC Investigation: What Are the Possible Future Scenarios? counterpunch.org The Israeli government's position regarding an impending investigation by the International Criminal Court of alleged war crimes committed in occupied Palestine has been finally declared by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "It will be made clear that Israel is a country with rule of law that knows how to investigate itself," Netanyahu said in a statement on April 8. Subsequently, Israel "completely rejects" any accusations that it has committed war crimes.

Editor2 (2021-04-14). Israel Refuses to Cooperate with ICC on War Crimes Probe. orinocotribune.com Israel will tell the International Criminal Court (ICC) that it does not recognize the authority of the tribunal, which is set to investigate alleged war crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian Territories, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Thursday. | "Netanyahu, after meeting with senior ministers and government officials ahead of a Friday deadline to respond to an ICC notification letter, said Israel would not cooperate with the inquiry, but it will send a response," Reuters reported. | Israel's decision to "not cooperate" stems from knowing that its army has indeed committed war crim…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-04-14). Israel Rejects ICC Investigation: What Are the Possible Future Scenarios? dissidentvoice.org The Israeli government's position regarding an impending investigation by the International Criminal Court of alleged war crimes committed in occupied Palestine has been finally declared by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "It will be made clear that Israel is a country with rule of law that knows how to investigate itself," Netanyahu said in a …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-14). Nimble Failure: The Australian COVID-19 Vaccination Program. counterpunch.org "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 suggestions from the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, who had adopted the position that Australia best forget meeting any clear vaccination targets. Having left battling the pandemic to State governments,

The Socialist Program (2021-04-14). In the News: Police Murders are not a "Mistake" — They are Class War Against Black America. liberationnews.org On today's "In the News" roundtable, Brian Becker, Esther Iverem Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss the police murder of Daunte Wright outside of Minneapolis as the trial of Derek Chauvin continues, the Pentagon's latest statement on "extremism" in its ranks, the brutalization of Army lieutenant Caron Nazario, the cyberattack on a key Iranian nuclear facility, and more.

Toward increasing Networking (2021-04-14). Online events with Naomi Klein, Chomsky, Jeremy Corbyn, Angela Davis & many others. indybay.org Here are some 2 dozen online events taking place over the next few weeks (and starting tomorrow, Wednesday, April 14), featuring people such as Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, Jeremy Corbyn, Vandana Shiva, Angela Davis, Dave Zirin, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-04-14). Whither India-Russia Ties? asia-pacificresearch.com

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-04-14). What are Turkey and the US Up to in Afghanistan? counterpunch.org The zeal with which Washington is soliciting Turkey's services to plot a way to normalize Afghanistan's Taliban raises some troubling questions. Acting on Washington's request, Turkey will be hosting high-level talks on the Afghanistan peace process this April to bring together the Afghan government and the Taliban. Turkey has appointed a special envoy to assume

South Front (2021-04-14). Video: Saudi Arabia's War on Yemen is Failing. Houthi Counter-Attacks. globalresearch.ca Yemen's Ansar Allah give the impression that it has an endless …

South Front (2021-04-14). Video: Iran's Much-troubled Nuclear Program. Cyber-Attack against Natanz Facility. globalresearch.ca Iran's Natanz nuclear facility is an incredibly important piece of infrastructure …

Vijay Prashad (2021-04-14). Zambia is the Tip of the Tail of the Global Dog. orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad — Apr 8, 2021 | On 12 August 2021, the people of Zambia will vote to elect a new president, who will be the seventh person elected to the office since Zambia won its independence from the United Kingdom in 1964 if the incumbent loses. The incumbent, President Edgar Lungu, is facing a strong challenge from Fred M'membe, the presidential candidate of the Socialist Party Zambia. | M'membe knows the importance of a challenge. As the editor of…

Editor2 (2021-04-14). AOC Panders to Israel Lobby. orinocotribune.com By Ali Abunimah — Apr 9, 2021 | When The month before she unseated a senior member of the Democratic Party, she had expressed her solidarity with unarmed Palestinians being gunned down by Israeli snipers as they protested in the besieged Gaza Strip. | "This is a massacre,…

Moderator (2021-04-14). Joe Biden Is No "Radical" Progressive Hero. scheerpost.com Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0] By Matt Taibbi / TK News On April Fool's Day, CNN ran an "analysis" of Joe Biden's presidency: Will JRB take his place alongside FDR and LBJ? CNN explained "JRB" had just unveiled a $2 trillion infrastructure plan "to boost ordinary working Americans rather than the wealthy," a program that together with his $1.9 trillion Covid rescue doubles "as a bid to lift… |

Juan Cole (2021-04-14). No, Biden ending the Afghanistan War isn't a Disaster: The disaster was Dropping 7,400 Bombs on the Country Annually. juancole.com President Biden announced Tuesday that he will completely withdraw US troops from Afghanistan around September 1. This move will bring to an end America's longest war, which still costs $50 billion a year. Imagine what that money could do for the US if it is invested in green energy and infrastructure. Worse, a lot of …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-14). Tulsi Gabbard and Tucker Carlson: war with Russia over Ukraine could produce unimaginable nuclear catastrophe. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Leading Ukrainian official warns Russia of possible World War III Russia deploys two armies, three airborne units to counter threat from 40,000 NATO troops on its border…

Ana Ionova (2021-04-14). Landmark decision: Brazil Supreme Court sides with Indigenous land rights. nationofchange.org The country's Supreme Court has agreed to review the process around a past case that cancelled the demarcation of an Indigenous territory claimed by the Guarani Kaiowá people.

William J. Watkins, Jr. (2021-04-14). Supreme Court Grants Injunction On California COVID Restrictions — OpEd. eurasiareview.com On Friday, the Supreme Court in The divisive issue was whether California's regulation was one of general applicability treating religious conduct as well as the state treats comparable secular conduct. The majority found that the…

Peter Koenig (2021-04-14). There is Hope. Coming to Grips with This Covid Chaos. globalresearch.ca There is hope that we may come to grips with this …

Sara Roos (2021-04-14). Only way to go: Single-payer healthcare gave me back my life. peoplesworld.org I have personal experience with single-payer health care, directly contrasting treatment for the same medical diagnosis under the U.S. for-profit private insurance formula with Canada's single-payer paradigm. It happened in the late-oughts after decades of targeted barbs in the media about Canada's healthcare system. In retrospect, studies found this narrative of long "wait times," medical …

Middle East Monitor (2021-04-14). Palestinians of Gaza, under Israeli Blockade, face Devastating Second wave of Covid-19. juancole.com By Eman Abusidu | — The humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip is worsening as health officials report more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases daily. They warn of a healthcare catastrophe under an Israeli-led blockade that restricts medical imports, among many other things. The impact of the pandemic is devastating in such a closed environment. …

news.un (2021-04-14). Hundreds of millions of women living lives 'governed by others', UN report shows. news.un.org Almost half of women in some 57 countries do not have the power to make choices over their healthcare, contraception, or sex lives, a new United Nations report launched on Wednesday, has revealed.

Autumn L. Saizan, Annyella Douglas, Nada Elbuluk, Susan Taylor (2021-04-14). [Commentary] A diverse nation calls for a diverse healthcare force. thelancet.com By 2060, more than 50% of Americans will identify as a race other than white[1]. Yet less than 12% of physicians in 2018 were underrepresented in medicine (UIM) [2]. These numbers are even more striking within healthcare leadership, with 98% of healthcare organization leaders being White [3]. Racial and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in other sectors of medicine making up roughly 19.2% and 8% of registered nurses and PhD investigators, respectively [4,5]. These statistics emphasize the need to urgently and systematically address homogeneity in the medical workforce, which has been documented to negatively…

pyeverino (2021-04-14). Anti-Racist Movements in Brazil: Activist Series. dsausa.org RSVP Here This is a series, running every Friday until May 7. Around the world, Black-led movements are raising the stakes in our collective struggles. This discussion series with leading Black and Indigenous militants from across Brazil spotlights their experiences in organizing against state violence, workplace exploitation, and structural racism everywhere from education to healthcare….

Capital & Main (2021-04-14). Noam Chomsky Without Regrets. indybay.org We learn more about human beings and their nature from 19th-century novels than we do from academic psychology. It's a way we not only enrich our lives, but enrich our understanding and conception of what it is to live a good life. Literature, arts, music or painting are some of the most profound ways we come to understand what we are and what we could be.

Jeremy Deaton (2021-04-14). A Tale of Two Climate Migrants. thenation.com A Tale of Two Climate Migrants…

Jeremy Deaton (2021-04-14). A Tale of 2 Climate Migrants. thenation.com A Tale of 2 Climate Migrants…

Paul Goble (2021-04-14). Russia In Midst Of Worst Demographic Decline Since World War II — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The horrific increase in mortality rates among Russians, only part of which is the product of the coronavirus pandemic, pushed Russia in 2020 into the worst demographic decline since World War II and figures for the first months of this year suggest that that decline is continuing, Aleksandr Zhelenin says. | Indeed, if the rates registered since the start of this year continue, Russia will stand to suffer one million more deaths than births, a figure that there is little or no chance the return of migrant workers will compensate for and that could further accelerate the decline as it will produce a smaller coh…

Waging Nonviolence (2021-04-14). Young Indigenous organizers are taking the fight against oil pipelines to Biden. juancole.com ( Waging Nonviolence)- Hundreds of people rallied in front of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters in Washington, D.C. on April 1 to deliver 400,000 petition signatures calling on the Biden administration to stop a pair of major oil pipelines threatening Indigenous nations' land and water. "We as Indigenous people are done being silenced," …

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-04-14). Washington Could Not be Happier with Ecuador's New President. globalresearch.ca Against all expectations, right-wing Guillermo Lasso won the Ecuadorean presidential election …

Staff (2021-04-14). Afghanistan: Biden Vows to End Nation's Longest War by 9/11 After Decades of Bloodshed & Destruction. democracynow.org The Biden administration has unveiled plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The War in Afghanistan has killed more than 100,000 Afghan civilians and over 2,300 U.S. servicemembers and has cost the U.S. trillions of dollars. The announcement comes just a week before the scheduled start of a new round of peace talks in Istanbul between the Taliban and the U.S.-backed Afghan government, but the Taliban said it would boycott the talks because Biden is going back on a deal made by President Trump to have all U.S. troops out by May 1. Afghan American s…

Staff (2021-04-14). Headlines for April 14, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Announces U.S. Will Withdraw Its Troops from Afghanistan by September 11, Protests Continue After Police Killing of Daunte Wright as His Family Demands Justice, Derek Chauvin Murder Trial Continues with Defense Calling Its First Witnesses, Iran Ramps Up Uranium Enrichment Following Natanz Attack and Amid Talks on 2015 Nuclear Deal, White House Moves Forward with $23 Billion Weapons Sale to UAE, Russian Troops Amass on Eastern Border as U.S. and NATO Pledge Support for Ukraine, U.S. Sends Unofficial Delegation to Taiwan as China Warns Against Foreign Intervention, Burkina Faso to Try Ex-President Blaise Comp…

Staff (2021-04-14). American Insurrection: Deadly Far-Right Extremism from Charlottesville to Capitol Attack. What Next? democracynow.org A scathing new report by the Capitol Police's internal watchdog reveals officials knew Congress was the target of the deadly January 6 insurrection, yet officers were instructed to refrain from deploying more aggressive measures that could have helped "push back the rioters." Meanwhile, The Washington Post reports domestic terrorism incidents surged to a record high in 2020, fueled by white supremacist, anti-Muslim and anti-government extremists on the far right.

Gregory Wilpert (2021-04-14). Ecuador's Socialist Loses as Left Splits. theanalysis.news Ecuador's progressive presidential candidate Andrés Arauz narrowly lost the election last Sunday. But the left's internal divisions was not the only problem, explains CodePink's Leonardo Flores.

Yves Engler (2021-04-14). Canada's NDP Votes for Palestine. dissidentvoice.org On Saturday New Democratic Party members delivered a victory for Palestinian rights and a blow to the Israel lobby in Canada. Over 80% of convention delegates voted for a resolution calling for "Ending all trade and economic cooperation with illegal settlements in Israel-Palestine" and "Suspending the bilateral trade of all arms and related materials with …

Editor2 (2021-04-14). Canadian NDP Adopts Motion on Boycott of Jewish Settlement Products. orinocotribune.com The New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP) voted yesterday in favor of a motion brought forward by a coalition of Palestinian and Jewish activists calling to amend its policy book to include a boycott of products emanating from illegal Jewish settlements as well as an arms embargo on Israel. | The motion comes after years of many within the party demanding that the NDP take a clear stance on Palestine-Israel. | @NDP just voted to boycott illegal Israeli settlements and impose a ban on weapons sales with Israel! | CONGRATULATIONS to my amazing team who worked so hard on this! We cry and celebrate now. MEE staff (2021-04-14). 'Palestinians must be protected': UN warns of rise in Israeli settler attacks. middleeasteye.net 'Palestinians must be protected': UN warns of rise in Israeli settler attacks | UN rights experts document 210 attacks carried out by settlers so far in 2021, and call on Israel to halt settlement expansion | Wed, 04/14/2021 – 16: 42 | Israeli settlers targeted the "livelihoods of rural Palestinians, vandalising livestock, agricultural lands, trees and homes", according to UN experts (AFP) | UN human rights ex…

Autumn L. Saizan, Annyella Douglas, Nada Elbuluk, Susan Taylor (2021-04-14). [Commentary] A diverse nation calls for a diverse healthcare force. thelancet.com By 2060, more than 50% of Americans will identify as a race other than white[1]. Yet less than 12% of physicians in 2018 were underrepresented in medicine (UIM) [2]. These numbers are even more striking within healthcare leadership, with 98% of healthcare organization leaders being White [3]. Racial and ethnic minorities are underrepresented in other sectors of medicine making up roughly 19.2% and 8% of registered nurses and PhD investigators, respectively [4,5]. These statistics emphasize the need to urgently and systematically address homogeneity in the medical workforce, which has been documented to negatively…

Grant Molen (2021-04-14). Public Banks: The Path to Freedom. realprogressives.org Just over a year ago, Congress passed the CARES act in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis. Of the total $2.2 trillion dollar stimulus package authorized by the act, large corporations and small businesses pocketed

Suchi Branfman (2021-04-14). Undanced Dances During a Pandemic. thenation.com Undanced Dances During a Pandemic…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-04-14). CDC: 3,005 Recorded Deaths in VAERS Following COVID-19 Experimental "Vaccines" — More than Total Vaccine Deaths for Past 13+ Years. globalresearch.ca The CDC

Steve Watson (2021-04-14). Video: DARPA Is Working on COVID Vaccine, Implantable Microchip to Detect Virus. globalresearch.ca The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working on …

Abdul Rahman (2021-04-14). COVID-19 vaccination for refugees lags in west Asia. peoplesdispatch.org Most refugees living in poor countries in West and South Asia are being left behind in the vaccination programmes being undertaken by the respective governments for several reasons, including a shortage of adequate number of vaccine doses…

Dr. Birsen Filip (2021-04-14). Cuba's COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates: Soberana 2 and Abdala. globalresearch.ca 'Our doctors are not health care merchants. | Our mission is loftier …

RT (2021-04-14). Developer of Russia's pioneering Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine says no cases of blood clots encountered during trials & use of jab. rt.com After reports of the Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca Covid-19 jabs causing blood clots in rare cases, the developer of Russia's Sputnik V said, on Wednesday, that use of its vaccine doesn't appear to prompt similar side effects | In addition, the Moscow-based Gamaleya Research Institute offered to share its technologies to help other producers solve their problems. | "A comprehensive analysis of adverse events during clinical trials and over the course of mass vaccinations with the Sputnik V vaccine showed that there were no cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST)," a statement read | The announceme…

RT (2021-04-14). Sweden halts J&J vaccine rollout until EU regulator reviews US reports of 'very rare' blood clot cases. rt.com Sweden won't start vaccinating people with Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 shot until the European Medicines Agency (EMA) reviews reports of rare blood clots possibly caused by it in the US, the Swedish Health Agency said. | On Tuesday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended that states pause their use of the J&J vaccine after six of its recipients developed a "rare and severe type of blood clot." Over 6.8 million doses have been administered. | Johnson & Johnson reacted to the development by delaying delivery of its Covid-19 vaccine to the EU. The health complications were similar to those that ea…

Megan Redshaw (2021-04-14). Pfizer Vaccine May Put People at Higher Risk for COVID Variants, Israeli Study Shows. globalresearch.ca Israeli researchers found people who received two doses of the Pfizer …

Let's Grow Concord (2021-04-14). Concord Parks Need Reform. indybay.org The governance of parks in Concord needs to be reformed. A year into the Covid crisis, as we get vaccinated and progress back to "normal", Concord residents should look towards parks and nature for celebratory healing. However, new parks projects won't be possible without reformation and citizen action.

WSWS repost (2021-04-14). A strategy to eliminate the COVID-19 virus. indybay.org Quantitative analysis expert Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam describes how we have always had control over the spread of COVID-19 but have largely failed to understand the structural dynamics of its spread. In this thought-provoking interview with the World Socialist Web Site he explains the futility of simply increasing restrictions when cases go up and decreasing restrictions when cases go down– if our goal is to completely end the pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-04-14). Racism 'serious public health threat': CDC. ecns.cn The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared racism a "serious public health threat", as COVID-19 continues to disproportionately affect communities of color, according to a report by USA Today.

Nur Ayoubi (2021-04-14). Jordan: Woman given prison sentence for saying 'my father is better than the king'. middleeasteye.net Jordan: Woman given prison sentence for saying 'my father is better than the king' | Jordanian social media has erupted in support of 34-year-old Athar al-Dabbas, who has been accused of 'prolonging her tongue' by insulting King Abdullah II | Wed, 04/14/2021 – 13: 15 | Dabbas' sentence comes at a rocky time for Jordan, as economic difficulties, the Covid-19 pandemic and internal rifts within the royal famil…

RT (2021-04-14). Bernie Madoff, jailed for largest Ponzi scheme in history, has died in prison at the age of 82. rt.com Financier Bernie Madoff, who pleaded guilty to being behind the biggest Ponzi scheme in history, passed away in a federal prison from natural causes. | Madoff, who was 82, died at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina. He was serving a 150-year sentence. | Last year, his lawyers requested his release during the Covid-19 pandemic, citing several medical conditions, including kidney disease. The request was denied. | | Accused $50 billion Ponzi scheme swindler Bernard Madoff exits federal court March 10, 2009 in New York City. | © Mario Tama / Getty Images | Madoff admitted in 2009 to dupin…

RT (2021-04-14). James O'Keefe says he's suing CNN for defamation & that new video will expose network's 'fraud' related to Covid-19. rt.com Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe has announced that he intends to take CNN to court for making false statements about his conservative media organization. He says more sensational revelations about the network are to come. | O'Keefe made the provocative statements while speaking to Fox News' Sean Hannity on Tuesday, following Veritas' release of an undercover video showing CNN technical director Charlie Chester explaining how the broadcaster allegedly used "propaganda" to help oust Donald Trump from the White House. | "CNN considers themselves the most trusted name in news, but here they are admitting tha…

UCAN (2021-04-14). India: Controversial Mosque Can Open For Ramadan. eurasiareview.com By Bijay Kumar Minj | Delhi High Court has ruled that the controversial Nizamuddin Markaz mosque in India's capital can open for Ramadan prayers by following standard Covid-19 guidelines. | On April 2, the court rejected a plea from the federal government and Delhi police that only 20 people be allowed to enter the premises at a time out of a police-verified list of 200. | The mosque was closed 13 months ago after a conference at Nizamuddin Markaz was blamed for spreading Covid-19. | Mohammad Salim Engineer, secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, told UCA News that it would be discrimination to close the m…

DoD News (2021-04-14). Austin In Brussels To Revitalize US Engagement With NATO Allies. eurasiareview.com By Jim Garamone | Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III arrived in Brussels Wednesday for meetings with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. It's the first in-person meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic began. | Afghanistan, Russia and the future of the alliance are among the issues being discussed. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will join Austin for the meetings with | Austin's visit is part an…

EurActiv (2021-04-14). Airlines Could use New EU COVID 'Passport' This Summer. eurasiareview.com ( The EU's proposed COVID travel certificate would contain information on vaccination, tests or recovery, and would be valid until the World Health Organisation declares the pandemic over, EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders told law…

Ken Bank (2021-04-14). The 150th Anniversary of the Paris Commune. zcomm.org Although there were previous uprisings in France going back to the French Revolution of 1789, this was the first time that a grassroots, populist government based on socialist and even anarchic principles was firmly established in control of the city…

Jason Ditz (2021-04-14). Taliban Won't Attend Peace Talks Until US Leaves Afghanistan. news.antiwar.com It is an announcement that's been coming for awhile, but in pushing back the final Afghanistan withdrawal date The effort to sell everyone on this pullout delay is that the peace process is behind schedule. The Istanbul conference was meant to kickstart that process, but that's n…

RT (2021-04-14). 'Time to end America's longest war': Biden announces US pullout from Afghanistan by 9/11 anniversary. rt.com US President Joe Biden has officially announced that American troops will leave Afghanistan by September, ending the 20-year conflict. The pullout will miss the May 1 deadline the US agreed to in the peace treaty with the Taliban. | "We cannot continue the cycle of extending or expanding our military presence in Afghanistan, hoping to create the ideal conditions for our withdrawal, expecting a different result," Biden said on Wednesday afternoon. "I am now the fourth US president to preside over an American troop presence in Afghanistan. Two Republicans. Two Democrats. I will not pass this responsibility on to…

Staff (2021-04-14). TOMORROW April 15 Webinar: Armed Conflict on the Venezuela-Colombia Border — The Battle of Apure (Translation to be Provided). orinocotribune.com The armed aggression of Colombian criminal groups against the civilian population in the state of Apure, Venezuela, involved drug trafficking paramilitaries, used by Colombia and the US to attack the Bolivarian revolution. Venezuelan military regained control of the area after uncovering cocaine producing labs, airplane tracks and narco planes. | Translation to be Provided in Zoom platform (not in Facebook transmission): | Join us TOMORROW to hear from the mayor of La Victoria, Apure state, the details about the current situation in his town and the measures that the Venezuelan state is taking to defend t…

Dean Baker (2021-04-14). Patents and the Pandemic: Can We Learn Anything? counterpunch.org 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 decades, but if there was ever a time

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-04-14). Fearmongering Goes Nuclear — 'We're in Brand-New Pandemic'. globalresearch.ca In some areas of the world, including Florida, where I live, …

Eds. (2021-04-14). Sports, whatever the cost! mronline.org Why sporting events get special treatment during the pandemic (hint—it's not just for the fans) | April 14, 2021 | Monthly Review Essays…

Dean Baker (2021-04-14). Patents and the Pandemic: Can We Learn Anything? counterpunch.org 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 decades, but if there was ever a time

Dorothy Hastings (2021-04-14). 'Abandoned by everyone else,' neighbors are banding together during the pandemic. zcomm.org "Whatever skills we have, we can use them to support each other's collective well-being and survival."

Staff (2021-04-14). Resuscitating Normalcy Will Kill Us. What We Need Is a Just Recovery. truthout.org This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. | Our pre-pandemic "normal" was a deathtrap. So what should we be building instead? And how should we talk about it? In this episode, Kelly talks with artist and organizer Jayeesha Dutta about letting normalcy die and creating something new. | TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | Kelly Hayes:…

Staff (2021-04-14). Hospitals Try to Curb Astronomical Emissions as Pandemic Brings New Challenges. truthout.org This story originally appeared in Lois Wessel used to work as a labor and delivery nurse in community clinics in Maryland. She remembers that every time a baby was born, she would see a beautiful little creature — and then she'd…

Observer Research Foundation (2021-04-14). The Promise Of AI: Can It Hold For Environmental Sustainability? — Analysis. eurasiareview.com We need to be in a better position to do our homework and genuinely assess the environmental impact of digital technologies, including AI.: | By Cathleen Berger | We are in a climate crisis and we are living through a global pandemic that is severely affecting economic stability. Aware of the risk, that government incentives to boost growth post-pandemic may well undermine many of the necessary investments and reductions to mitigate the climate crisis, we increasingly hear calls for a "green recovery." Thereby, AI is often presented as a powerful solution to fuel this green transition. But is that true…

Jonathan D. Ostry* (2021-04-14). After A Strong Crisis Response, Asia Can Build A Fairer And Greener Future — Analysis. eurasiareview.com In some Asia-Pacific countries, the unpleasant memory of the pandemic is receding; elsewhere, second or third waves of infections are raging. A recovery is underway, but the regional averages obscure wide differences within and across countries. | Everywhere, the pandemic has inflicted historic income losses borne mostly by the less advantaged: low-wage and informal workers, as well as youth and women. A region known for its trademark growth-with-equity model now runs the risk of entrenching excessive inequality. If policymakers do not act, they risk stunted opportunities, fragile growth, and even social unres…

_____ (2021-04-14). Can Guillermo Lasso Ride the Winds of Change in Ecuador? strategic-culture.org The toothless, senile old watchdogs of the U.S. Mainstream Media will remain silent and obedient on events in Ecuador. Business as usual will continue. | It is not just in the United States that the results of supposedly democratic, "free and fair" elections should raise eyebrows. On Sunday, conservative businessman Gullermo Lasso swept to an apparently clear 5 percent victory margin in tropical Ecuador winning more than half (52.5 percent) of the popular vote over leftist candidate Andrés Arauz. Now he is looking forward to taking office and power in Quito on May 24. | But Lasso must now navigate political cloud…

Scott Bauer, Mike Householder (2021-04-14). Minnesota cop will be charged in Wright shooting. peoplesworld.org BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota prosecutor said Wednesday that he will charge a white former suburban Minneapolis police officer with second-degree manslaughter for killing 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright in a shooting that ignited days of unrest and clashes between protesters and police. Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter will be charged …

Matt Hermes (2021-04-14). Ahead of Chauvin verdict, Minnesota police shock world with murder of Daunte Wright. liberationnews.org Despite intense police and National Guard repression, protests have continued demanding justice for 20-year-old Black Minnesota resident Daunte Wright.

Oliver Boyd-Barrett (2021-04-14). From RussiaGate to UkraineGate: Route to Apocalypse. mintpressnews.com Corruption and supposed efforts to reduce it have become a neoconservative weapon of choice with which to operate the controls on the funding sluice gates to acolytes of the U.S.-led international neoconservative empire.

Amir Malik (2021-04-14). India's Farm Crisis: Mitti of the Martyrs, Singhu's Soil of Struggle. counterpunch.org The large crowd in front of the main stage became silent. The only inaudible sound which remained was that of millions of hearts beating in unison here and hundreds of kilometres away in each person's home state. Leaders stood with their heads bowed in respect, their spirits soaring high. In the air suffused with emotion,

Editor2 (2021-04-14). Tangled up in Blue: Lessons for Police Reform? orinocotribune.com By Steve Early — Apr 2, 2021 | When I attended a Washington, D.C. law school in the early 1970s, everyone enrolled in its criminal law class was required to participate in the Metropolitan Police Department's "ride along" program. Then, as now, "ride along" allows local residents to accompany police officers, out on patrol, in order to get a first-hand view of what police work entails. | My pre-law school interaction with the MPD, during protests against the Vietnam War, had not been friendly. In 1969, I was nearly trampled by a mounted police officer at President Richard Nixon's inauguration. Later that sa…

Olivia Rosane (2021-04-14). Robot finds more warm water beneath Antarctica's doomsday glacier. peoplesworld.org

Eds. (2021-04-14). What about China? mronline.org China surged past the United States to become the #1 carbon emitter in 2006. Currently (2019 data from BP's Statistical Review of World Energy), its CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel burning are over 9,800 million metric tons ("tonnes") a year. | April 14, 2021 | Newswire…

Eds. (2021-04-14). Judge Preska terminates all Zoom access to Donziger trial in effort to limit public access, say lawyers. mronline.org U.S. trial judge Loretta Preska has denied all Zoom access to the upcoming contempt trial of human rights lawyer Steven Donziger in a widely condemned move that his lawyers say is designed to limit public access to an unprecedented one-sided trial run by a private Chevron prosecutor. | April 14, 2021 | Newswire…

Editor (2021-04-14). Editorial/Tell Biden: Make the PRO Act law by executive order. workers.org April 8 was the "National Day of Action for the PRO Act." The AFL-CIO mobilized to bombard U.S. senators with phone calls demanding they pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act. This legislation, passed by the House in March for a second time, would go a long way to . . . |

Editor2 (2021-04-14). Bonaire: BOPEC Bankrupt due to Dutch Inspectorate and Taxation. orinocotribune.com By Handsoffvenezuela.nl — Mar 26, 2021 | The sad story for the employees of Bonaire Petroleum Corporation (BOPEC) on the islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaàßao ends badly because of Dutch interference. BOPEC, owned by Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA), has been severely harmed by illegal sanctions by US and Dutch institutions, and finally was taken over by the Netherlands, after a claim for bankruptcy by the Dutch tax authority. The hawks in Washington and The Hague can be satisfied, but their interference has been disastrous for many of our overseas compatriots. | Curaàßao | When Shell turne…

Olivia Rosane (2021-04-14). Robot finds more warm water beneath Antartica's doomsday glacier. peoplesworld.org

Carlos Arellán (2021-04-14). April 13, 2002: The Glorious Day of an Unprecedented Countercoup. orinocotribune.com Just 19 years ago, on April 13, 2002, Venezuela was the scene of an unprecedented event in history: the return to government of a president after an atrocious experiment in conservative restoration that failed to remain in power for more than 48 hours. | The coup plotters, after believing that their authority was decreed and obedience deserved, bitterly verified that after three years in the opposition, their ability to command had been impaired, and they misread the landscape of a new country that had emerged after 1998. | On April 13, 2002, the popular reaction against the coup of democracy took hold. The poor,…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-04-14). Empire of Killing Machines: America's Arsenal for Sale. juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com) — By the time you read this piece, it will already be out of date. The reason's simple enough. No matter what mayhem I describe, with so much all-American weaponry in this world of ours, there's no way to keep up. Often, despite the headlines that go with mass killings here, there's almost …

Karl Engels (2021-04-14). Ending the United States' 20-year war in Afghanistan. peoplesworld.org A war that never should have happened is finally coming to an end. By Sept. 11, 2021—twenty years to the day since the 9/11 terrorist attacks—the final U.S. troops will supposedly be leaving Afghanistan, according to an announcement coming from the Biden administration. It is the longest war in U.S. history. The latest pullout plan …

Mirinda Crissman (2021-04-14). Breaking the prison chains. workers.org Rebellion at St. Louis City Jail A continuous assault on imprisoned inhabitants at the "Justice Center" in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, precipitated the fourth prison rebellion in recent months April 4. (tinyurl.com/yk44uu4g) Onlookers watch as incarcerated workers chant from broken windows at the city jail in St. Louis, April 4. . . . |

Ben Carroll (2021-04-14). Demand Biden issue an executive order to implement the PRO Act. workers.org The fight of Amazon workers for Union Rights has just begun! Union busting is disgusting. It can be stopped! Sign this message to Biden and raise this demand at protests and rallies. Act now to defend Workers' Right to Organize! The PRO Act — Protecting the Right to Organize Act . . . |

Michael Arria (2021-04-14). Canada's new Democratic Party passes motion to sanction Israel. mronline.org At the New Democratic Party's (NDP) convention last week, party members overwhelmingly passed a motion to sanction Israel. The policy book forthe center-left political party, which has existed in Canada since 1961, will now include a boycott of goods from illegal settlements and an arms embargo on the country. | April 14, 2021 | Newswire…

Kenneth Surin (2021-04-14). The UK's Northern Irish Brexit Blues. counterpunch.org Northern Ireland has now become the focal point of the UK's post-Brexit crisis. While the connection between the more than a week of rioting by Protestant "Loyalists" and Brexit may not seem obvious, some, such as the Northern Ireland justice minister, Naomi Long, say the UK prime minister Boris "BoJo" Johnson's "dishonesty" over the still-to-be-decided

G. Dunkel (2021-04-14). Solidaridad con la lucha haitiana en toda América del Norte. workers.org El mes de marzo fue testigo de una serie de manifestaciones en toda América del Norte en solidaridad con las luchas del pueblo trabajador de Haití por la justicia, la democracia y el fin de la injerencia de Estados Unidos en sus asuntos internos. A las Naciones Unidos en NYC, . . . |

RT (2021-04-14). British court halts enforcement of Yukos legal settlement, saying Moscow has 'high chance' of successful appeal in $60bn battle. rt.com The High Court in London has rejected a motion from former shareholders in the collapsed oil and gas giant Yukos, siding with Moscow's lawyers and refusing to enforce the terms of a 2014 verdict against the Russian government. | On Wednesday, Russia's Justice Minister Konstantin Chuichenko told a departmental meeting that "just now, literally half an hour ago, we were notified by England's High Court of their decision to refuse requests by the former shareholders in the Yukos oil company to resume proceedings in the UK to enforce an international arbitration award adopted in 2014." | The case was brought again…

RT (2021-04-14). 'Shameful': Window of Real Madrid bus SMASHED as Liverpool fans 'hurl missiles' ahead of Champions League clash at Anfield (VIDEO). rt.com The Real Madrid team bus was damaged after missiles were reportedly hurled as it made its way through intimidating ranks of Liverpool fans before the teams' Champions League clash at Anfield. | The 13-times Champions League winners face the English giants in the competition's quarterfinal second leg this evening. | But in revving up the troops to overturn a 3-1 deficit from the tie's first installment last week, it is alleged that some supporters of the Premier League holders went too far when trying to unsettle their foes. | As a video went viral of the driver poking broken glass as the vehicle was finally pa…

RT (2021-04-14). Second UK inquiry into ex-PM David Cameron lobbying scandal announced by select committee of MPs. rt.com The UK's Treasury Committee has announced it will hold an inquiry into the government lobbying scandal surrounding former Prime Minister David Cameron, which has now engulfed several ministers and is already facing a review. | The cross-party committee of MPs, which examines Treasury expenditure, administration and policy, said in a statement on Wednesday it has agreed "in principle" to an inquiry, which will be launched next week. | The group said their investigation will be into the "lessons" from the scandal, which involves collapsed financial lender Greensill Capital as well as former Tory PM Cameron. | Al…

RT (2021-04-14). Irish data watchdog launches investigation into Facebook over leak affecting half a billion users. rt.com Facebook may have breached data protection regulations after the personal information of 533 million of its users was leaked online, Ireland's data authority has said, as it announced an investigation into the social media giant. | Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) said in a statement on Wednesday that it will launch an inquiry in relation to media reports of a freely available online dataset containing users' personal details. | The DPC said "one or more provisions" of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as well as Ireland's Data Protection Act 2018, "may have been, and/or are being,…

Nicolas J.S. Davies (2021-04-14). Denis Halliday: A Voice of Reason in an Insane World. dissidentvoice.org Photo credit: indybay.org Denis Halliday is an exceptional figure in the world of diplomacy. In 1998, after a 34-year career with the United Nations—including as an Assistant Secretary-General and the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq—he resigned when the UN Security Council refused to lift sanctions against Iraq. Halliday saw at first hand the devastating impact …

Mike Walter (2021-04-14). The Heat: Biden's domestic plans and police accused of excessive force. america.cgtn.com President Biden pushes ahead with his major U.S. domestic plans. And more controversy over police treatment of African Americans causing new fears of racial tension.

Mike Walter (2021-04-14). The Heat: Rise in anti-Asian attacks. america.cgtn.com An elderly man is slammed to the ground on a city street. It's another shocking example of Asian-Americans being targeted across the United States. | What's behind the attacks and what's being done to stop them?

A Guest Author (2021-04-14). 'Make this a new period of working class challenge'. workers.org The following edited remarks were made at an April 9 webinar, "The Struggle Continues: Next Steps for BAmazon Union and Beyond — Organizers' Meeting." The Support Amazon Workers solidarity campaign (supportamazonworkers.org) organized the session. Saladin Muhammad is a founding member of the Southern Workers Assembly (southernworker.org) and Black Workers For . . . |

Staff (2021-04-14). Dem Senators Propose New Standards to Permanently Increase Unemployment Benefits. truthout.org Two Democratic senators are introducing legislation to standardize federal unemployment insurance benefits, and to ensure extra benefits are added during times when unemployment is high across the country. | The bill proposed by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) would

Staff (2021-04-14). Police Officer Who Killed Daunte Wright Will Face Manslaughter Charge. truthout.org Kim Potter, the white police officer who shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright on Sunday, will be charged with second-degree manslaughter, a county prosecutor

Staff (2021-04-14). Passing Climate Bills Without Labor Standards Won't Transition the Economy. truthout.org This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. | The failed unionization attempt at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, isn't just a setback for the labor movement, it is a setback for all progressive movements, especially the climate movement. Amazon

Staff (2021-04-14). There's Now a Glimmer of Hope That 20 Years of War in Afghanistan Might End. truthout.org The Biden administration has announced that all remaining U.S. non-special operations troops in Afghanistan — officially listed as 2,500, though the current number on the ground is reportedly closer to 3,500 — will be

Staff (2021-04-14). Wildfire Researchers Forecast 2021 Fire Season That May Be More Severe Than 2020. truthout.org Earlier this April, researchers at San José State University's Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center in Northern California were gathering chamise at Blackberry Hill, a site in the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains. In the past few years, it was a site that they had revisited to gather samples of the native shrub. While surveying the land at the site, the researchers made a disconcerting discovery: new, green growth was nowhere to be found. | "Wow, never seen April fuels look so… dry," t…

Staff (2021-04-14). AOC Blasts Police Department's "Accident" Excuse in Daunte Wright's Death. truthout.org Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) blasted the police department of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, this week for suggesting that the police-perpetrated killing of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was merely an "accident." | At a press briefing on Tuesday,

Anonymous669 (2021-04-14). Russian Forces To Establish Helicopter Pads, New Posts Between Raqqa & Deir Ezzor. southfront.org IMAGE: Marina Lystseva/TASS | Russian Forces are building a forward base with a helicopter landing zone along with a number of posts right on the border between Raqqa and Deir Ezzor in central Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on April 14. | According to the London-based monitoring group, the new base and posts are being built in the outskirsts of the town of Ma'adan Atiq."Russian forces have begun transferring equipment and logistical materials to their new base via helicopters," the group said…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-14). China Enemy Number 1 In Annual U.S. Threat Assessment Report. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 13th, the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released [pdf] The report reflects the collective insights of the Intelligence Community (IC), which is committed every day to providing the nuanced, independent, and unvarnished intelligence that policymakers, warfighter…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-14). Russian Forces Return To Syria's Tell Rifaat After Temporary Withdrawal (Video, Photos). southfront.org Sergei Novikov/TASS | Russian forces have returned to the northern Syrian town of Tell Rifaat and its surroundings, which are controlled by Kurdish forces, after a widely-reported withdrawal. | On April 13, the withdrawal of Russian Military Police units was reported by the Hawar News Agency. According to the agency, the units withdrew from Tell Rifaat as well as from the nearby areas of Sherawa and Ksht'ar. | Later, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the Syrian Arab Army and Iranian-backed…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-14). U.S. To Permanently Deploy 500 More Troops To Germany. southfront.org Ramstein Air Base. Click to see full-size image | On April 13th, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said that 500 additional troops would be sent to Germany. | This will be a permanent deployment. | The US will permanently station "approximately 500 additional US personnel in the Wiesbaden area" of Germany and will be on the ground "as early as fall," Austin said during a news conference in Berlin."This planned increase in US personnel…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-14). In Video: ISIS Terrorists Storm Dmask Town In Northeastern Nigeria. southfront.org Screen grab from Amaq's video. | On April 10, ISIS terrorists stormed the town of Dmask following a heated battle with Nigerian government forces in the northeastern state of Borno. | The terrorists entered the town after raiding a nearby base of the Nigerian Armed Forces (NAF). According to the Amaq news agency, two Nigerian service members were killed. ISIS terrorists burned the base to the ground after capturing a vehicle. | In Dmask, ISIS terrorists wreaked havoc. Eight buildings belonging to the government and "intern…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-14). Military Situation In Yemen On April 14, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 278 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On April 13, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on Saadah city | On April 13, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Sawadiyah area | On April 13, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Khab and Shaaf area | On April 14, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led fo…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-14). Iran To Enrich Uranium To 60% In Response To Nuclear Deal Signatory "Evilness" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 13th, Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has called Tehran's decision to enrich uranium up to 60% after saboteurs attacked a nuclear site a necessary response. | He called it "an answer to your evilness," linking the incident to ongoing talks in Vienna over the Iran Nuclear Deal. | Israel is suspected of carrying out this weekend's assault at the Natanz nuclear facility. | The escalation in enrichment could see further retaliation as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vow…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-14). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On April 14, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | DPR forces targeted UAF positions near the villages of Pivdenne and Zaitseve and Katerinovka | DPR forces opened fire near the village of Pervomaiskoe, using grenade launchers and smaller arms | 1 Ukrainian soldier was reportedly killed near the village of Majorsk | DPR forces opened fire near the village of Svitlodarsk, using grenade launchers and machine guns. | DPR forces opened mortar fire near the village of Majorsk | UAF targeted DPR positio…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-14). Russian Forces Return To Syria's Tell Rifaat After Temporary Withdraw (Video, Photos). southfront.org Sergei Novikov/TASS | Russian forces have returned to the northern Syrian town of Tell Rifaat and its surroundings, which are controlled by Kurdish forces, after a widely-reported withdrawal. | On April 13, the withdrawal of Russian Military Police units was reported by the Hawar News Agency. According to the agency, the units withdrew from Tell Rifaat as well as from the nearby areas of Sherawa and Ksht'ar. | Later, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the Syrian Arab Army and Iranian-backed…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-14). Military Situation In Syria On April 14, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 14, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 17 times: 10 — in Idlib province, 5 — in Latakia province, 1 — in Hama province, 1 in Aleppo province | On April 13, US forces conducted a military patrol near the town of al-Malikiyah | On April 13, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions near Ras al-Ayn | On April 13, an explosion were reported in the town of al-Bab. No casualties were rep…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-14). Ukraine's Armed Forces Carry Out Military Exercise Near Crimea. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Armed Forces of Ukraine are conducting large-scale exercises near the territory of Crimea, the press service of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports on Facebook. | According to the scenario of the exercises, a mock enemy tank unit, supported by infantry, tried to break through the Ukrainian defense line. | Artillery and tank reserves carrying out combat missions along the border with the temporarily occup…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-14). Escalation In Greater Idlib: Militant Attacks Leave Casualties On Two Fronts. southfront.org Illustrative image | Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies continue to violate the ceasefire in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib, which was brokered by Russia and Turkey more than a year ago. | On April 13, militants of the HTS-led al-Fateh al-Mubeen Operations room attacked Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops near the town of al-Hakorh in northwestern Hama. A vehicle was destroyed with an anti-tank guided missile. | According to opposition sources, three officers were killed in…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-14). Athletes Knock The Legs From Under Global Sports Governance. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Submitted by Dr. James M. Dorsey. | Sports governance worldwide has had the legs knocked out from under it. Yet, national and international sports administrators are slow in realizing the magnitude of what has hit them. | Tectonic plates underlying sports' guiding principle that sports and politics are unrelated have shifted, driven by a struggle against racism and a…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-14). Iraqi Sources Reveal New Details About Alleged Attack On Erbil Mossad Center. southfront.org Mossad logo | Ten Israeli intelligence officers were killed or injured in the alleged attack on an information and operation center of the Mossad in Iraq's Erbil, Iraqi sources reported on April 14. | A special force of the "resistance" in Iraq raided the alleged center late on April 13. The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) denied these claims, which remains without a proof. | The

Anonymous669 (2021-04-14). Gunmen Attacked SDF Prison In Al-Hasakah While US Was Redeploying ISIS Members. southfront.org Illustrative image | Late on April 13, unidentified gunmen attacked a prison run by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the southern countryside of al-Hasakah. | According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the prison, which is located in Kubibah oil field near the town of al-Shaddadi, was targeted with machine guns and mortar shells. Two SDF fighters were injured in the attack. Two of the attackers were also killed."The attack coincided with the transfer of 40 prisoners of the terrorist organization [ISIS] fr…

Ralph Underhill (2021-04-14). What you don't see with seafood. thecanary.co Image description | This cartoon begins by depicting a smiling person holding a shopping bag and standing in front of a counter with a big sign that reads "Fresh Seafood". On the counter are are three containers with labels as follows; the first is labelled "prawns"and contains five prawns, the next is labelled "catch of the day" and contains one big dead fish, the final one is labeled "fish" and contains four dead fish. Beneath that, the same person is depicted looking unhappy and is standing next to a counter with a big sign that reads "What you don't see food". On that counter are the following three labell…

Kerry-anne Mendoza (2021-04-14). If you're with British Gas, you need to read this right now. thecanary.co Thousands of British Gas staff are waking up today without a job simply for refusing to sign away their rights. The company told workers to accept new contracts or face unemployment. Despite months of negotiations, British Gas is firing them anyway. | If you're a customer, you can actually make a stand with these workers that matters. You can switch suppliers today and cite their hostile working conditions as the cause. If you're not a customer, you can speak to your friends who are. | Fire and rehire: | British Gas is running a 'fire and rehire' heist. This is where a company fires employees to avoid mee…

MEE staff (2021-04-14). Israeli press review: Israel 'playing with fire' in escalation with Iran. middleeasteye.net Israeli press review: Israel 'playing with fire' in escalation with Iran | Meanwhile, a petition calls for withdrawal of Netanyahu's nomination to form a government, and Gantz calls for investigation into leaks linked to explosion at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility | Wed, 04/14/2021 – 14: 49 | A ship off the coast of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates where an Israeli-operated ship was attacked, 14 April 2021…

Ali Harb (2021-04-14). Natanz: Will nuclear plant attack derail Iran deal diplomacy? middleeasteye.net Natanz: Will nuclear plant attack derail Iran deal diplomacy? | Sabotage operations against Iranian facilities cannot substitute deal to rein in Iran's nuclear programme, analysts say | Wed, 04/14/2021 – 19: 29 | Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during Iran's National Nuclear Energy Day in Tehran, 10 April (Reuters/WANA) | After the first round of indirect nuclear deal talks between the United States and Iran in…

Areeb Ullah (2021-04-14). Jordan: Suspects in destabilisation plot to stand trial in security court. middleeasteye.net Jordan: Suspects in destabilisation plot to stand trial in security court | State media said the court's prosecutor will begin investigations into 20 individuals on Wednesday | Wed, 04/14/2021 – 13: 58 | Jordanian King Abdullah II (R) and Prince Hassan Bin Talal (L) and Prince Hamzah (C) arriving at the Raghadan Palace in the capital Jordan (AFP) | Suspects in an alleged destabilisation plot against Jord…

MEE staff (2021-04-14). Biden urged by lawmakers to pressure Saudi Arabia into ending Yemen blockade. middleeasteye.net Biden urged by lawmakers to pressure Saudi Arabia into ending Yemen blockade | A bipartisan group of Congress members say restriction of imports has led to 'economic collapse, and the failure of public services' | Wed, 04/14/2021 – 19: 46 | The war in Yemen has killed more than 230,000 people, caused outbreaks of disease and brought Yemen to the verge of famine (AFP) | A bipartisan group of US lawmakers has ca…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-14). UAE arms deals: US moving forward with sales amid review. middleeasteye.net UAE arms deals: US moving forward with sales amid review | Biden administration says the pause on arms sale was routine for a new administration when coming into power | Wed, 04/14/2021 – 10: 12 | Some US congressmen fear the UAE is using America-made weapons in Yemen's civil war (Reuters) | The US will proceed to sell more than $23bn worth of arms to the United Arab Emirates after pausing…

Sheren Khalel (2021-04-14). 'Enables UAE's reckless conduct': Anti-war advocates slam $23bn US arms sale. middleeasteye.net 'Enables UAE's reckless conduct': Anti-war advocates slam $23bn US arms sale | Citing the UAE's role in Yemen and Libya, arms experts and rights groups say the sale 'undermines stability in the region' | Wed, 04/14/2021 – 16: 22 | Israel is the only other country in the Middle East to be approved for F-35 purchases (AFP/File photo) | When the Biden administration announced in late January that it p…

MEE correspondent (2021-04-14). Egypt releases two journalists after international outcry. middleeasteye.net Egypt releases two journalists after international outcry | Solafa Magdy and her husband Hossam el-Sayyad had been held in pre-trial detention for 16 months over their journalism work | Wed, 04/14/2021 – 10: 59 | Solafa Magdy (L) and Hossam el-Sayyad (R) were released on Wednesday (Facebook) | Egyptian authorities released journalists Solafa Magdy and her husband Hossam el-Sayyad on Wed…

MEE staff (2021-04-14). Italy's senate votes to give citizenship to jailed Egyptian activist Patrick Zaki. middleeasteye.net Italy's senate votes to give citizenship to jailed Egyptian activist Patrick Zaki | Zaki is a human rights advocate who has campaigned for the truth about the 2016 Cairo murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni | Wed, 04/14/2021 – 15: 41 | Egyptian authorities arrested Zaki on 7 February 2020 upon his return from Italy, where he had been living and studying (Twitter) | The Italian senate on Wednesday voted to a…

Jonathan Cook (2021-04-14). The News Media Offers Wall-to-Wall Propaganda Every Day. We Only Notice When a Royal Dies. counterpunch.org A few lessons to be learnt from the wall-to-wall coverage of Prince Philip's death in the British media: 1. There is absolutely no commercial reason for the media to have dedicated so much time and space to the Prince's death. The main commercial channel ITV, which needs eyeballs on its programmes to generate income from

_____ (2021-04-14). Intelligence Sources Say Biggest Threat to U.S. Is Actually U.S. Policy. strategic-culture.org According to my source, the real threat to America today is the standing policy of overextending US military commitments in a futile effort to maintain unrivaled unipolar planetary hegemony on a world that is forever out of control while impoverishing and oppressing Americans at home, all to preserve a failed competition-based model of mass-scale human behavior that our species needs to evolve beyond anyway.

Steve Topple (2021-04-14). New polling says it's time for a coup against Keir Starmer. thecanary.co Keir Starmer has been leading the Labour Party for just over a year. And judging by the latest opinion polls, this means that a coup is incoming — well only if you judge him by the standards Labour MPs held Jeremy Corbyn up to — obviously. | Starmer: approval shot to pieces: | As Stats for Lefties tweeted, Starmer is now facing his worst approval rating ever: | @YouGov, 12 April (+/- since 15 March) — Stats for Lefties (@LeftieStats)

RT (2021-04-14). Twitter fumes after Kenosha police say cop who shot and crippled black man is back on duty, won't be disciplined. rt.com Police officer Rusten Sheskey, who shot a black man named Jacob Blake in the back during an arrest last August, triggering a wave of protests, will not be subjected to any discipline and has returned to duty, Kenosha police said. | The incident happened in Kenosha, Wisconsin in August 2020, when Sheskey and other officers attempted to execute an arrest warrant. The policeman, who is white, fired at Blake seven times as he was getting in his car. One of the bullets severed Blake's spinal cord. The altercation, which was filmed, set off a wave of outrage and led to several days of massive protests and rioting.

RT (2021-04-14). Brooklyn Center cop who shot black man Daunte Wright to face second-degree manslaughter charge. rt.com Kimberly Potter, the police officer who shot dead black man Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, will be charged with second-degree manslaughter, the Washington County Attorney's Office has said. | Potter was arrested on Wednesday morning, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said in a statement, and charges would be filed later in the day by the county attorney. | She faces up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine if found guilty. | Agents with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) this morning arrested a former a Brooklyn Center police officer for the A…

RT (2021-04-14). Officer who killed Ashli Babbitt during Capitol riot will face no punishment, case closed — DOJ. rt.com The Department of Justice has announced that they have closed their investigation into the death of Ashli Babbitt, who was shot during the January 6 US Capitol riot, and determined the officer will not be charged. | In a statement announcing the closing of the investigation, the DOJ announced there is "no evidence" to establish that the US Capitol officer who shot Babbit "did not reasonably believe that it was necessary to do so in self-defense or in defense of the Members of Congress and others evacuating the House Chamber." | Babbitt's shooting was caught on multiple videos on January 6. She was struck by a…

RT (2021-04-14). Politico ridiculed for accusing Matt Gaetz of vacationing with 'former minor'. rt.com Amid ongoing sexual misconduct allegations against Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, Politico has found a new and ingenious way to describe an underage girl he supposedly dated, calling her a "former minor" even after she became an adult. | The girl at the center of the allegations was allegedly 17 when Gaetz, a pro-Trump Republican, supposedly paid her money for sex and to accompany him on trips. Aside from his relationship with her, Gaetz is accused of paying multiple adult women for sex, some using campaign funds. The Democrat-run House Ethics Committee is investigating the allegations, as is the Justice Department.

RT (2021-04-14). Americans name racism, video games & cable news networks like Fox News and CNN among reasons behind mass shootings — poll. rt.com A new poll has found a majority of Americans are blaming mass shootings in the US on easy access to guns and racism, but a significant portion also put networks like Fox News and CNN at fault. | Asked "how much do you blame each of the following for mass shootings?" in the wide-ranging Politico/Morning Consult poll, 69% and 67% pointed to "racism" and "easy access to guns," respectively, as popular choices. | For Fox News, 34% of respondents put "a lot" of, or "some blame" for, mass shootings on the network, while 16% put "not much" but some blame on the network. Another 24% said CNN bears "a lot" of, or "some…

RT (2021-04-14). WATCH protesters torch police union building as anger over Daunte Wright's killing fuels growing unrest in Portland. rt.com A riot was declared and one person was detained after activists in Portland set the city's police union office ablaze, amid ongoing protests following the killing of a black man, Daunte Wright, in a botched arrest in Minneapolis. | Around 100 demonstrators on Tuesday night gathered at a nearby park before marching to the Portland Police Associate (PPA) building, the city's police force said. | Protesters launched fireworks and used vehicles to block adjacent roads. Portland police issued numerous warnings over a loudspeaker telling the crowd that they needed to allow traffic to move through. | Instead, the sit…

RT (2021-04-14). ACLU & others blast medical expert testifying Floyd died of cardiac arrest, point to lawsuit against him in 'eerily similar' case. rt.com Dr. David Fowler, Maryland's former chief medical examiner, has become the center of attention in the Derek Chauvin trial after he testified for the defense that George Floyd's death was due to cardiac arrhythmia. | Shortly after Fowler's testimony, critics were quick to dig into the medical examiner's professional history, noting his involvement in multiple use-of-force cases involving police, including that of Anton Black, a 19-year-old black man who died in police custody in 2018. | "The medical examiner, in my opinion, was egregious in the way he finalized Anton's autopsy results. Now, he's being called to…

RT (2021-04-14). 'I'm going to start shoplifting ice-cream': Ben & Jerry's whips up Twitter storm after saying police forces 'must be dismantled'. rt.com Ice-cream company Ben & Jerry's, known for their frequent forays into politics, has sparked yet another controversy after calling for police forces to be "dismantled" following the death of Daunte Wright. | "The murder of #DaunteWright is rooted in white supremacy and results from the intentional criminalization of Black and Brown communities," Ben & Jerry's posted to their official Twitter account on Tuesday. | The murder of

RT (2021-04-14). Fire in the sky: Hundreds report & film fireball made by meteor EXPLOSION over Florida. rt.com In one of the largest meteor events of 2021 so far, more than 250 people submitted reports of a great ball of fire in the sky above Florida, believed to be a chunk of an asteroid that burned up in the Earth's atmosphere.

RT (2021-04-14). FBI receives 'search warrant' to INFILTRATE & FIX hundreds of systems affected by 'Chinese hack' of Microsoft Exchange servers. rt.com The US Department of Justice has allowed the FBI to infiltrate hundreds of systems affected by an exploit of Microsoft Exchange email servers and "delete malicious software." The people affected will be notified… by email. | In what appears to be the first action of such kind ever, the FBI removed "web shells" belonging to "one early hacking group," the

Mark Gruenberg (2021-04-14). Female union leaders note that labor law reform is a civil rights issue. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—From better pay to paid sick leave, from due process on the job to wider opportunities, working women, union or not, stand to reap huge benefits if Congress passes the Protect The Right To Organize (Pro) Act, a panel of woman union leaders says. And that prompted AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, an Electrical Worker and …

news.un (2021-04-14). 'Large, likely long-lasting' crisis looms over Mozambique's Cabo Delgado, UNICEF warns. news.un.org The Cabo Delgado region in northern Mozambique is staring at a "large and likely long-lasting" humanitarian crisis, with nearly a third of its population displaced, worsening hunger and rising risk of deadly diseases, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

Chris Orlet (2021-04-14). Do We Have to Hate Lincoln Now? counterpunch.org These days it seems there are two kinds of progressives. Those who have spent months in Florida trying to rally Amazon warehouse workers to approve a union, and those on the San Francisco board of education who sought to rename certain schools after more politically correct progressive heroes. These recent stories out of San Francisco

Fight Back (2021-04-14). Union vote fails amid union-busting campaign by Amazon. fightbacknews.org On March 30 voting ended for Amazon workers who were hoping to join the Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union (RWDSU) at the Bessemer Alabama Distribution Center. While the mail-in vote ended on March 30, the vote count took over a week to complete, and included hundreds of challenged ballots, mostly from Amazon challenging the vote. In the end, the union lost the vote by more than a two-to-one margin, with 738 workers voting to unionize and 1798 voting not to. | In the weeks leading up to and during the voting period, Amazon pulled out all the stops and engaged in an intense and well-funded union-busting eff…

Mike Gecan (2021-04-14). How to Lose a Union Drive. thenation.com How to Lose a Union Drive…

Jane McAlevey (2021-04-14). "We Need to Give the Workers a Fair Shot" zcomm.org What Went Wrong in Amazon Union Vote…

Gary Leupp (2021-04-14). Prince Philip (1921-2020), Saviour of Vanuatu. counterpunch.org On the island of Tanna in the Vanuatu island chain in Melanesia (colonized jointly by British and French predators from the 1880s, and long known as the "New Hebrides")—specifically in the village of Yaohnanen—there is a curious tale about a mountain spirit that traveled from Tanna to a distant land. There the spirit married a

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-14). Protests against racist violence erupt again in US after police shoot Daunte Wright. peoplesdispatch.org Massive protests have broken out in Minneapolis, Minnesota and other cities in the US following the police killing of a 20 year old Black man Daunte Wright on April 11.

Steven Rosenfeld (2021-04-14). Why disability rights advocates are pressing the Senate to allow an internet voting option. nationofchange.org The push for voters with disabilities, and for overseas and military voters, pits civil rights activists against cybersecurity advocates.

GM Free Me (2021-04-14). Monsanto Fined $289 Million for Failing to Warn Users of Glyphosate-Cancer Link. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published in 2018. | A San Francisco jury …

orinocotribune (2021-04-14). Anti-Chavismo Asks US Treasury (OFAC) for $53 Million to Pay Guaidó & Co. Salaries. orinocotribune.com The president of Venezuela's National Assembly (AN), Jorge Rodríguez, today revealed a new corrupt plot against the Venezuelan state involving former deputy Juan Guaidó and other representatives of anti-Chavismo. | At a press conference, Rodríguez presented a series of audio recordings that confirm a virtual meeting held by the opposition's Sergio Vergara (signatory of the agreement with the mercenary company Silvercorp, responsible for Operation Gideon) with former anti-Chavista deputies including Marco Aurelio Quinones, Winston Flores, and Freddy Superlano. | In the recordings, Vergara discusses an alleged budg…

Staff (2021-04-14). Venezuelan Parliament Approves National Communal Parliament Law at First Reading. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, April 13, the Venezuelan National Assembly (AN) approved the Organic Law of the National Communal Parliament after the first reading. This law aims to create spaces within the People's Power where the various realities of each area of the country can be debated and linked to Parliament to deepen democracy. | "On a day like today, this Parliament gives the people of Venezuela a fundamental instrument to deepen participatory and protagonist democracy as it is set out in the Constitution. I ask the deputies that this Law be taken to the whole country for the ne…

David Hearst (2021-04-14). The Plot Against Jordan's King Abdullah. globalresearch.ca For once, just for once, US President Joe Biden got something …

Olivia Rosane (2021-04-14). Japan to release Fukushima wastewater into the Pacific. nationofchange.org "The government has taken the wholly unjustified decision to deliberately contaminate the Pacific Ocean with radioactive wastes."

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-04-14). Militarize the Southern Border: Joe Biden Strikes Deal with Mexico and Central American States to Curb Migration. globalresearch.ca A crisis of migration into the United States from Mexico, Guatemala …

Jim Hightower (2021-04-14). Vox Populist: The GOP's Shameful War on Voters. progressive.org In state after state, Republican governors and legislators are on a rampage to rig the system so you can't vote.

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-14). Russia Deploys Two Armies, Three Airborne Units to Counter Threat from 40,000 NATO Troops on Its Border. globalresearch.ca Major Russian officials today have warned of military threats posed by …

Eric Toussaint (2021-04-14). Ecuador: From Rafael Correa to Guillermo Lasso via Lenin Moreno. globalresearch.ca On 11 April 2021, Guillermo Lasso (52,4%), the right-wing candidate, defeated…

Miko Peled (2021-04-14). Safely Past Another Election, Israel Turns Attention Back to De-Arabization of The Zionist State. mintpressnews.com The Zionists openly say that they will allow Palestinians to choose whether they remain in "Israel" as residents without rights, leave, or fight and be killed by the Israeli forces — these same forces that have been killing them for more than seventy years.

Fight Back (2021-04-14). Chicago: Black labor leaders support ordinance for community power over police. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Last week, Black labor leaders representing seven unions with a combined membership of 126,000 members, most of whom live in the city of Chicago, published a statement, "Community and Faith Leaders Support the Empowering Communities for Public Safety Ordinance (ECPS)." | According to Frank Chapman, Field Organizer of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, "In Chicago, we have built the broadest coalition for police accountability of any city in the country. At the center of that coalition is a strategic alliance between the Black Liberation movement and a number of progressive…

Ramsey Clark (2021-04-14). Video: Ramsey Clark on "Peace on the Korean Peninsula" globalresearch.ca Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark delivers an address on the threat of war in the Asia-Pacific at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan on August 1, 2013. | The speech is part of a series of events held in Pyongyang, …

Staff (2021-04-14). Anti-Chavismo Asks US Treasury (OFAC) for $53 Million to Pay Guaidó & Co. Salaries. orinocotribune.com The president of Venezuela's National Assembly (AN), Jorge Rodríguez, today revealed a new corrupt plot against the Venezuelan state involving former deputy Juan Guaidó and other representatives of anti-Chavismo. | At a press conference, Rodríguez presented a series of audio recordings that confirm a virtual meeting held by the opposition's Sergio Vergara (signatory of the agreement with the mercenary company Silvercorp, responsible for Operation Gideon) with former anti-Chavista deputies including Marco Aurelio Quinones, Winston Flores, and Freddy Superlano. | In the recordings, Vergara discusses an alleged budg…

Dr. Chandra Muzaffar (2021-04-14). Ramsey Clark — One of the Greatest. globalresearch.ca On the 9th of April 2021, Ramsey Clark passed away …

Staff (2021-04-14). US Diplomat Todd Robinson Expelled from Venezuela Now Nominated DoS Under Secretary for Anti-Narcotics. orinocotribune.com Former US Chargé d'Affaires in Venezuela, Todd Robinson, was nominated by President Joe Biden to…

Frank Dorrel (2021-04-14). Ramsey Clark, Former Attorney General of the United States and Principled Critic of the U.S. Warfare State, Dies at 93. globalresearch.ca On April 9th, Ramsey Clark passed away at his …

Shannon Bow O'Brien (2021-04-14). Trump, defying custom, hasn't given the National Archives records of his speeches at political rallies. nationofchange.org Almost 10% of the president's total public speeches are excluded from the official record.

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-14). Top U.S./NATO commander on Russia and China: We're prepared to respond to aggression with the full weight of the transatlantic alliance. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Top U.S./NATO commander on Russia and China: We're prepared to respond to aggression with the full weight of the transatlantic allianceRick Rozoff General Tod Wolters, the dual-hatted top commander of U.S. European Command and NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on April 13 as part of a review of …

Dean Baker (2021-04-14). A Two-Year Shortage of Semi-Conductors Is Not a Supply Chain Problem. cepr.net I have been following Washington debates on economic policy for several decades, so I'm used to silly claims. While it may not be in the top ten just yet, the idea that a shortage of semi-conductors now hitting the auto industry and other sectors is a supply-chain problem is certainly is moving up. A Washington …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-14). Leading Ukrainian official warns Russia of possible World War III. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Leading Ukrainian official warns Russia of possible World War IIIRick Rozoff The stark threat in the headline was made by Leonid Kravchuk, head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group on the Donbass conflict, currently suspended because of Ukraine's objection to the site of the talks to date, the Belarusian capital of Minsk. …

Fight Back (2021-04-14). Alabama: Miners vote down agreement, continue strike at Warrior Met Coal. fightbacknews.org Tuscaloosa, AL – Coal miners at Warrior Met Coal near Tuscaloosa, Alabama have been on strike for 13 days since the strike began on April 1. The miners are part of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA). After recent negotiations the UMWA members received a contract offer that was good enough for them to go back to work. The miners opted not to ratify the offer and instead to continue the unfair labor practice strike. | UMWA President Cecil E. Roberts, "the UMWA will continue to strike at Warrior Met until an agreement can be reached that provides these miners what they deserve." | As this strike stretches int…

Jackson Gandour (2021-04-14). The Promise of Public Housing. progressive.org No one should have to choose between housing that is unaffordable and housing that is uninhabitable.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-14). Egyptian journalist-politician Khaled Dawoud freed after over 18 months in pre-trial detention. peoplesdispatch.org Dawoud was released pending investigations although the prosecution has not presented any evidence in court to support the charges against him. He faces charges of "collaborating with a terrorist organization", "publishing false information" and "misusing social media…

George Ochenski (2021-04-14). Time, Not Cheap Political Theater, is of the Essence. counterpunch.org Thankfully, the disastrous and benighted Montana legislative session is limping towards its ignominious conclusion, which cannot come soon enough for many, many Montanans. Meanwhile, in Congress Democrat "centrists" like Sen. Joe Manchin threaten to hold up the major measures President Biden is seeking to address the tidal wave of very serious threats to the nation

John Scales Avery (2021-04-14). Ecology and economics. nationofchange.org The human economy is a part of the global environment, rather than the reverse.

EMMA (2021-04-14). Remembering the "Shock and Awe" Macabre Show of 2003. peoplesparty.org 18 years ago this spring, the American people were subjected to an obscene form of TV disguised as news coverage, as the US brought war to the people of Iraq. We were invited to take a seat, pop the corn and watch the explosions on TV, meant to desensitize us to the criminal devastation of a country. | The CNN cameras were well situated in Baghdad, the producers knowing in advance the safe zones to catch a good angle of the incoming tomahawk and other missiles ($1.8 million each) raining on Baghdad and the resulting fire balls. The sky was alight with them, quite a show! | In our living rooms, offices and bars we…

Fight Back (2021-04-14). Oshkosh, WI: Rally for justice for Daunte Wright. fightbacknews.org Oshkosh, WI — On April 12, people from the city of Oshkosh came out in outrage against the murder of 20-year-old Daunte Wright at the hands of Kim Potter, a police officer from Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. The shooting that occurred took place less than ten miles from the location where Derek Chauvin, a police officer from Minneapolis, murdered George Floyd. Chauvin's trial is ongoing. | Daunte Wright was allegedly pulled over for the air freshener hanging from his rearview mirror; later police claimed Wright had a warrant, which confused him, causing him to sit back down into his vehicle. While trying to fo…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-14). Top Belarus commander warns of NATO build-up near Belarusian, Russian borders. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Top Belarus commander warns of NATO build-up near Belarusian, Russian bordersRick Rozoff The Belarusian Telegraph Agency reported today on a statement by the nation's top commander concerning the build-up of NATO military infrastructure on the borders of both his nation and Russia. Speaking at a meeting of the six-nation Collective Security Treaty Organization's (CSTO) Military …

Yves Engler (2021-04-14). Trudeau's Refusal to Sign UN Nuclear Ban Is Hypocritical and Unpopular. globalresearch.ca The Trudeau government's refusal to sign the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty …

Tom Engelhardt (2021-04-14). The US Is a Mass-Killing Machine. thenation.com The US Is a Mass-Killing Machine…

Mac McGill (2021-04-14). We Need Each Other. thenation.com We Need Each Other…

Clinton Williamson (2021-04-14). B. Traven: Fiction's Forgotten Radical. thenation.com B. Traven: Fiction's Forgotten Radical…

Bill Blum (2021-04-14). Unequal Justice: What We Can Learn from the Derek Chauvin Trial. progressive.org After a long and shameful history of police violence against Black people, the George Floyd murder case might finally bring about some justice.

Thomas Frank (2021-04-14). Big Tech Censorship or Deal with the Real Problems? zcomm.org The demand by Democrats for Big Tech to censor right-wing conspiracies on social media is a betrayal of the ideals liberals claim to stand for…

Chris Gilbert (2021-04-14). An Unannounced Rupture in Venezuelan Politics. zcomm.org What clearly sets the Venezuelan people apart from most other peoples in the world is the recent memory of having participated in politics and of having had a government intervening on their behalf.

Sharon Zhang (2021-04-14). Brooklyn Center Police Use Tear Gas on Crowd 15 Minutes After Its Use Was Banned. zcomm.org Videos show the police launching canisters of tear gas on protesting crowds on Monday night shortly after the rule was passed…

Haiti Action Committee (2021-04-14). Stand with Haiti! A Call for Solidarity. zcomm.org This statement calls for support of the resistance by the Haitian people to the US-backed dictatorship of Jovenel Moise…

Leif Autzen (2021-04-14). Ohioans demonstrate against anti-protest bills. zcomm.org Demonstrators assembled at the Ohio State House in Columbus, Ohio, April 10, demanding action in response to a series of anti-protest bills…

Katey Lauer (2021-04-14). How to Develop Movement Candidates and Win Rural Governing Power‚Ä®. zcomm.org If we want to be able to win in the next election and the next one after that, then the strength of our institutions matters just as much as any one victory…

Alex James (2021-04-14). Lobbying politicians is holding back the climate movement. zcomm.org The lobbying and state-directed demands of climate NGOs are hurting the UK's climate movement. We need to organize our struggle at a distance from the state…

Hamilton Nolan (2021-04-14). McGraw Hill Rejects Calls to Stop Charging Its Freelancers a Fee in Order to Get Paid. zcomm.org Labor advocates say the practice is an "outrage," and fear that it will spread…

Katrina Kozarek (2021-04-14). The Che Guevara Commune (Part 2). zcomm.org Interview on the Che Guevara Commune's economic development has improved its political reach and impact on the local community…

Collective 20 (2021-04-14). Crazy Little Thing Called Work. zcomm.org While work is pretty much unavoidable, it does not have to be the way we know it to be…

Fight Back (2021-04-14). Chicago teachers will continue to work remotely even as CPS re-opens high schools. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – Over the weekend of April 11, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) was in bargaining with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) over the reopening of high schools in Chicago. The areas of disagreement revolve around accommodations for vulnerable teachers, scheduling to keep staff and students safe, remote work, and access to vaccines for students and family. | Coming out of that latest round of bargaining, CTU announced that all high school staff would work remotely starting on April 14 in the absence of adequate movement at the table, or a recommended agreement on resuming in-person learning in high school buil…

Climate Emergency Is Now (2021-04-14). Sunrise Movement Calls on Congresswoman to Sign the Good Jobs Pledge. indybay.org In Palo Alto, members of Silicon Valley Sunrise Movement called on Congresswoman Anna Eshoo to sign the Good Jobs for All Pledge. While she did not sign the pledge, she sent a letter assuring the group she shares their concerns.

DXE (2021-04-14). Sunday 4/25: Sanctuary Volunteer Day: One Living Sanctuary. indybay.org 2785 Franklin Canyon Rd, Martinez, CA 94553-9617, United States…

World Naked Bike Ride-San Francisco (2021-04-14). Saturday 4/24: 10th Annual Earth Day World Naked Bike Ride – San Francisco. indybay.org Ferry Building on the Embarcadero. Between the Farmer's Market and the Starbucks, on the elevated platform along the pier.

April Short (2021-04-14). Housing the Homeless: Austin, Texas. indybay.org In a city as prosperous as Austin, no one should have to live on the streets, period. That became even more clear as we saw folks still sleeping out under bridges when we knew that zero-degree temperatures were coming—and sometimes there were hotels or lit-up buildings right across the streets.

Amnesty International (2021-04-14). Daunte Wright's Death Again Shows Need to Address Failures Of Policing. indybay.org Responding to the April 11 fatal shooting of Daunte Wright by a police officer in Minnesota, Kristina Roth, Senior Advocate for Criminal Justice Programs at Amnesty International USA, wrote this statement.

Labor Video Project (2021-04-14). Seattle APRI Panel:Mineworkers Union Of Namibia Rossing Mine Fight Against Union Busting. indybay.org The Seattle APRI held a panel with Namibian Mineworkers Union Rossing fired union leaders who discussed the union busting by the China National Nuclear Corporation CNNC in Namibia.

Other Cinema (2021-04-14). Saturday 5/1: Other Cinema: MAYDAY! ANARCHISM, AUTONOMY, AND ARTWORK. indybay.org OtherCinema.com

DXE (2021-04-14). Sunday 4/18: Community Hike: Lake Anza. indybay.org www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-Anza-Parking…

Hiroyuki Hamada, Ronny Ebel (2021-04-14). The Invisible Cage. indybay.org What kind of conditioning will we be subjected to after being stripped of our natural relationships? | I want to live a life that breaks the invisible cage and firmly reaches out to nature and humanity.

Judy Greenspan (2021-04-14). Tuesday 4/20: Tell KQED: Equal Time for the Truth About Mumia Abu-Jamal! indybay.org KQED, 50 Beale Street (corner of Beale and Mission Streets) San Francisco…

Workers Memorial Day (2021-04-14). Wednesday 4/28: On Workers Memorial Day: Remember The Dead & Fight For The Living. indybay.org By Zoom…

Judy Greenspan (2021-04-14). Saturday 4/24: Free Mumia! The Only Treatment is Freedom. indybay.org Gather at Oscar Grant Plaza – 14th and Broadway, Oakland | March to Alameda County Courthouse, DA Nancy O'Malley's Office, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland…

DXE (2021-04-14). Wednesday 4/14: How lack of transparency in the animal agriculture industry threatens One Health. indybay.org on line…

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