2021-04-20: News Headlines

Wayne Nealis (2021-04-20). Justice for George Floyd: Chauvin guilty on all counts. peoplesworld.org BREAKING NEWS: Jurors have found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts. People's World will have a story on the verdict shortly. Read our earlier coverage. The article below was published the just before the jury concluded deliberations. MINNEAPOLIS—On Monday evening, a jury of 12 Hennepin County residents began their deliberations as to Derek Chauvin's …

VOA (2021-04-20). Chauvin Convicted On All Charges In Death Of George Floyd. eurasiareview.com Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all charges Tuesday in the death of George Floyd nearly a year ago. | Chauvin had been charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. | In their final arguments, a prosecutor accused Chauvin, who is white, of killing Floyd, an African American, by kneeling on his neck for more than nine minutes. A defense attorney, Eric Nelson, contended that Floyd died partly from drug use and that Chauvin was following his police training in the way he arrested Floyd last May on the curb of a street in Mi…

RT (2021-04-20). Minneapolis jury finds ex-cop Derek Chauvin GUILTY on ALL CHARGES in death of George Floyd. rt.com Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of killing George Floyd, an African-American man whose death touched off Black Lives Matter protests and riots across the US in 2020. | Chauvin was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after Floyd died on May 25, during an attempt by six officers to arrest him for allegedly passing a counterfeit bill at a Minneapolis grocery store. | The jury found him guilty on all three counts on Tuesday afternoon. | Following the verdict, Chauvin's bail was revoked and he was ordered back to jail.

splcenter (2021-04-20). Justice for George Floyd: Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder but the march continues. splcenter.org

Johanna Kichton (2021-04-20). People's Action Statement on Conviction of Derek Chauvin. peoplesaction.org Contact: Johanna Kichton, press@peoplesaction.org, 240.206.1145 WASHINGTON, D.C.—People's Action Director George Goehl and Deputy Director Bree Carlson today released the following statement in response to the conviction of Derek Chauvin: "No verdict will bring George Floyd back, or deliver justice to his family and others who have suffered state-sanctioned police violence. Today, we breathe a sigh …

commsdirector (2021-04-20). The Derek Chauvin Verdict is Not Justice. dsausa.org The verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial is not justice. Justice looks like a world where George Floyd grows old, where Black people can live with dignity, where police no longer terrorize our streets. As they did today, cops will sacrifice their own in order to quell outrage and maintain trust. But justice will not…

Joan Walsh (2021-04-20). The Chauvin Verdict Has to Be Just the Beginning. thenation.com The Chauvin Verdict Has to Be Just the Beginning…

Susan Price (2021-04-20). United States: George Floyd's lynching versus 'copaganda' in trial of Derek Chauvin. greenleft.org.au The verdict in the trial of George Floyd's killer is expected any day now, writes Malik Miah.

John Kendall Hawkins (2021-04-20). Chauvinist Cops and the "Just Is" System That Enables Them. counterpunch.org Now that Derek Chauvin has closed out his defense of killing George Floyd by invoking his Constitutionally-protected right against self-incrimination — the Fifth Amendment — we who still care about such things can shake our heads at the farcical injustice that has framed this case, and all the other cases involving unnecessary police force protected

Melvin Goodman (2021-04-20). The Strategic Importance of Leaving Afghanistan. counterpunch.org Sixty years ago, President Dwight D. Eisenhower articulated his concern about the ability of his presidential successors to control the military. Several weeks before his Farewell Address, he gathered his senior advisers in the Oval Office of the White House and mused: "God help this country when someone sits in this chair who doesn't know

Juan Cole (2021-04-20). Despite Hawks Seeking new Cold War, the US and China can only Confront Climate Emergency by Cooperating. juancole.com ( China Dialogue ) — They say don't mess with Texas, but Mother Nature didn't get the memo. A surprise winter storm killed at least 111 people in March, when rolling blackouts left several million Texans without power for several freezing days. Their misery came just a few years after Hurricane Harvey put a US$125 …

RT (2021-04-20). Arizona bans 'vaccination passports' & ends requirement to wear masks in schools, prompting backlash. rt.com Arizona Governor Doug Ducey says the state's progress in the immunization campaign means the nearly yearlong school mask mandate can be repealed and that there is no need for people to present proof of vaccination. | The Republican governor signed an executive order prohibiting state and local officials from requiring people to provide their vaccination status in order to receive services or enter a specific area. | Arizona residents must not be required to share their private medical data, Ducey tweeted. "While we strongly recommend all Arizonans get the #COVID19 vaccine, it's not mandated in our state &#150…

Robert Hunziker (2021-04-20). The Doomsday Glacier Lives up to its Billing. counterpunch.org The 21st century serves as an inflection point of acceleration of climate instability caused by human-generated greenhouse gases, as CO2 emissions increase well beyond the rate of the prior century. It's also a defining timeline of an astonishing ice mass loss rate of 500% more than the last decade of the previous century. Throughout human

Staff (2021-04-20). Miguel Díaz-Canel Elected First Secretary of Cuba's Communist Party. orinocotribune.com Havana, April 19 (Prensa Latina).- The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) today elected the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel, as first secretary of the leading political organization of the Caribbean nation. | In its first plenary meeting, the new Central Committee—elected one day earlier by the delegates to the 8th Congress of the PCC—also elected the members of the Political Bureau [Politburo] and the Party Secretariat. | Díaz-Canel will hold the position held by Army General Raúl Castro—exemplar of the historic Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro—whose l…

Andrew Korybko (2021-04-20). Biden's Afghan Withdrawal Isn't a Blow to China. globalresearch.ca Bloomberg published an op-ed last week provocatively claiming that "

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2021-04-20). UK About to Send Ships to the Black Sea. globalresearch.ca New tensions are emerging in Ukraine as more countries decide to …

Editor2 (2021-04-20). Has the Biden Administration Quietly Given Up on Recognizing Juan Guaidó as the President of Venezuela? orinocotribune.com By Les Blough — Apr 11, 2021 | Has the Biden administration quietly given up on recognizing Juan Guaidó as the President of Venezuela? | Not yet, but they will. They know they picked the wrong horse for destabilization and "regime change" but they have to find a way to dump him while saving face. | Venezuelans, including the opposition, have no love for out-and-out traitors. Poor "Juanito" ("Little John", as he's known here) has found himself in a very very dark place, despised by his fellow citizens, impossible to show his face in the streets anymore, directly responsible for many deaths when grandstanding…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-20). Make aid to Israel conditional on protecting Palestinian human rights, say Sanders, Warren. peoplesdispatch.org Successive US governments, irrespective of the ruling party, have been providing billions of dollars in aid to Israel each year. Israel has been accused of using the money to sustain its occupation of Palestine…

Media Lens (2021-04-20). Shocking Omissions: Capitalism's Conscience: 200 Years of The Guardian. dissidentvoice.org Long before 'the propaganda model' flew off Edward Herman's keyboard and into Manufacturing Consent, the book he co-authored with Noam Chomsky, Leo Tolstoy had captured the essence of non-conspiratorial conformity: One man does not assert the truth which he knows, because he feels himself bound to the people with whom he is engaged; another, because …

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-04-20). Chinese President Highlights the "World Wants Justice" and "Not Hegemony" globalresearch.ca Beijing's foreign policy has traditionally been one of friendly rhetoric, avoidance …

_____ (2021-04-20). How To Make A Gulf Monarchy All-American. popularresistance.org Princess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S., was on the hot seat. In early March 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic swept the world, oil prices collapsed and a price war broke out between Saudi Arabia and Russia, leaving American oil and gas companies feeling the pain. As oil prices plummeted, Republican senators from oil-producing states turned their ire directly on Saudi Arabia. Forget that civil war in Yemen — what about fossil-fuel profits here at home? | To address their concerns, Ambassador Bandar Al-Saud agreed to speak with a group of them in a March 18th conference call [m…

Kuehn BM. (2021-04-20). COVID-19 in Clinicians—More Cases in Women, More Deaths in Men. jamanetwork.com Although a greater proportion of COVID-19 cases occurred in women health care workers and nurses early in the pandemic, more male health care workers and physicians died of the disease, a global analysis reported.

Andy Kroll (2021-04-20). Biden's Anti-China Ambitions. tomdispatch.com Like his immediate predecessor, Joe Biden is committed to a distinctly anti-China global strategy and has sworn that China will not "become the leading country in the world, the wealthiest country in the world, and the most powerful country in the world… on my watch." In the topsy-turvy universe created by the Covid-19 pandemic, it was, however, Jamie Dimon, the CEO and chairman of JP Morgan Chase, a banking giant with assets of $3.4 trillion, who spoke truth to Biden on the subject. While predicting an immediate boom in the U.S. economy "that could easily run into 2023," Dimon had grimmer news on the future as…

Chuck Collins (2021-04-20). A Third of U.S. Billionaire Wealth Gains Since 1990 Have Come During Pandemic. counterpunch.org The wealth of U.S. billionaires has steadily grown over the last 31 years. But a third of the $4.3 trillion in billionaire wealth gains since 1990 have come during the last 13 months of the pandemic. Between 1990 and April 2021, the combined wealth of U.S. billionaires increased 19-fold, from $240 billion in today's dollars

People's World (2021-04-20). Town Hall event: Confronting the Covid Economy—Women Fight Back. peoplesworld.org The recession caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic and aggravated by corporate-centered policies has been especially devastating for women workers, particularly women of color. Women have lost jobs, income, and savings at significantly higher rates than men, and at the same time, women were burdened with hugely increased demands for their unpaid labor. On Sunday, …

_____ (2021-04-20). Berlin: Protests Against End Of 'Rent Cap' And Real Estate Swindlers. popularresistance.org The repeal of the Berlin "rent cap" by the Supreme Court means massive rent increases, arrears payments and poverty for hundreds of thousands of people. The ruling, which exacerbates homelessness amid the coronavirus crisis, has a signal effect for the whole of Germany and is emblematic of the inhuman enrichment policies of the ruling elites in Germany and Europe. | Balakrishnan Rajagopal, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing, spoke on Twitter on Thursday of a "deeply disturbing judgment" and, referring to the pandemic, warned, "The German government still has an international legal obligation to respect…

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). World experts say China offers inspiration for global sustainable development. ecns.cn China can offer other countries inspirations and opportunities for cooperation in building a sustainable post-pandemic world, officials from international organizations, scholars and business leaders have said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Xi calls for strengthening global governance at BFA annual conference. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called on all countries in Asia and beyond to answer the "call of our times," defeat the pandemic through solidarity, strengthen global governance, and keep pursuing a community with a shared future for mankind.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Cambodian PM greatly values China's role in global fight against COVID-19. ecns.cn Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on Tuesday said he greatly valued China's leading role in helping other countries to prevent and combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Wuhan builds pandemic treatment center. ecns.cn A provincial-level pandemic treatment center is being built at a hospital in Wuhan, the Chinese city hardest hit by COVID-19, and is scheduled to be completed by the end of next year, the president of the hospital said.

Staff (2021-04-20). President Maduro: US Escalates War, Prevents Vaccine Sales to Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan president denounced threats by the US towards COVID-19 vaccine distribution companies, preventing them from trading with the Bolivarian Republic. | "They have gone so far as to threaten the companies that distribute vaccines with sanctions, if they sell vaccines to Venezuela… Washington has escalated its war against the country," said Nicolás Maduro on Sunday, April 18, during a televised speech. | However, the president said, Venezuelan authorities continue to manage the doses they've acquired to combat the pandemic, despite the illegal economic and commercial blockade by the United States and E…

Staff (2021-04-20). African Muslims spending 2nd Ramadan amid pandemic. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 21 (MNA) — Same as all Muslims across the globe, African Muslims fast and preserve Ramadan rituals under anti-Covid-19 restrictions and lockdown this year.

ICFI (2021-04-20). Saturday 5/1: May Day Rally: From global pandemic to global class struggle. indybay.org Annual Online May Day Rally…

Arab News (2021-04-20). New Oil Price Surge Caps Year Of Recovery Since 'Black Monday'. eurasiareview.com By Frank Kane | Oil prices resumed their surge on global markets on Tuesday as traders shrugged off the memory of "Black Monday" 2020, when some crude prices went into negative territory at the start of the pandemic recession. | Brent crude, the global benchmark, went above $68 a barrel for the first time in over a year, while West Texas Intermediate, which approached minus-$40 at the depth of the oil crisis exactly a year ago, leapt above $64. | The resurgence in the oil price — which has seen some experts suggesting the possibility of a "supercycle" in which crude goes back above $100 a barrel —…

RT (2021-04-20). 'Do Not Travel': Citing Covid-19, State Department updating advisory for 80% of the WORLD. rt.com Citing "unprecedented risk" from the Covid-19 pandemic, the State Department is urging Americans to reconsider going abroad and is updating its travel advisory to the highest, Level 4 warning for most of the planet. | On Monday, Foggy Bottom announced that it will be updating the travel advisory during the week, to "better reflect the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) science-based Travel Health Notices," which will result in the number of places at 'Level 4: Do Not Travel' increasing to "approximately 80% of countries worldwide." | The State Department just announced it will issue "Level 4: D…

Bryce Covert (2021-04-20). Americans Got a Taste of Paid Leave. Will They Get It for Real? thenation.com Americans Got a Taste of Paid Leave. Will They Get It for Real?

Staff (2021-04-20). Miguel Díaz-Canel Elected First Secretary of Cuba's Communist Party. orinocotribune.com Havana, April 19 (Prensa Latina).- The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) today elected the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel, as first secretary of the leading political organization of the Caribbean nation. | In its first plenary meeting, the new Central Committee—elected one day earlier by the delegates to the 8th Congress of the PCC—also elected the members of the Political Bureau [Politburo] and the Party Secretariat. | Díaz-Canel will hold the position held by Army General Raúl Castro—exemplar of the historic Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro—whose l…

_____ (2021-04-20). How To Make A Gulf Monarchy All-American. popularresistance.org Princess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S., was on the hot seat. In early March 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic swept the world, oil prices collapsed and a price war broke out between Saudi Arabia and Russia, leaving American oil and gas companies feeling the pain. As oil prices plummeted, Republican senators from oil-producing states turned their ire directly on Saudi Arabia. Forget that civil war in Yemen — what about fossil-fuel profits here at home? | To address their concerns, Ambassador Bandar Al-Saud agreed to speak with a group of them in a March 18th conference call [m…

Stephen Lendman (2021-04-20). Biden Regime Behind Czech Expulsion of Russian Diplomats. globalresearch.ca The Czech Republic is virtual US occupied territory, its pro-Western puppet …

Andrew Korybko (2021-04-20). Czechia's Surprise Decision to Expel Russian Diplomats. globalresearch.ca Strategic Context | All of Europe is discussing Czechia's

Chris Hedges (2021-04-20). The unraveling of the American empire. nationofchange.org U.S. leadership has stumbled from one military debacle to another, a trajectory mirroring the sad finales of other historical imperial powers.

_____ (2021-04-20). Chris Hedges: The Unraveling Of The American Empire. popularresistance.org America's defeat in Afghanistan is one in a string of catastrophic military blunders that herald the death of the American empire. With the exception of the first Gulf War, fought largely by mechanized units in the open desert that did not — wisely — attempt to occupy Iraq, the United States political and military leadership has stumbled from one military debacle to another. Korea. Vietnam. Lebanon. Afghanistan. Iraq. Syria. Libya. The trajectory of military fiascos mirrors the sad finales of the Chinese, Ottoman, Hapsburg, Russian, French, British, Dutch, Portuguese and Soviet empires. While each of…

Staff (2021-04-20). Police Killed John Thompson's Friend Philando Castile. Now He Is a Lawmaker Fighting Racist Policing. democracynow.org We look at the long history of police killings of Black men during traffic stops in Minnesota with state Representative John Thompson, a community activist who was elected last year and has attended protests demanding justice for George Floyd and other victims of police brutality. His friend Philando Castile was killed by police during a 2016 traffic stop in a suburb of St. Paul. "We have every right to be angry, we have every right to be mad, and we have every right to use our voices," Thompson says. "We have a problem here in this state with policing." Thompson is part of the People of Color and Indigenous Cauc…

RT (2021-04-20). AOC's Green New Deal reintroduced as she claims 'trampling of indigenous rights' & 'racial justice' are causes of climate change. rt.com Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) has left critics scratching their heads after citing the "trampling of indigenous rights" and "racial justice" as causes of climate change. | Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) reintroduced the Green New Deal on Tuesday, a redux of the same resolution introduced in 2019 that was quickly used by Republicans to paint Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez as extremist and socialist in their views. | The Green New Deal calls for the decarbonization of the US economy, as well as free higher education for every American, among many other proposals. The reint…

Whitney Webb (2021-04-20). Military Bases Housing Migrant Children Plagued by Serial Sexual Abuse Claims. orinocotribune.com By Whitney Webb — Apr 16, 2021 | The Biden administration is now housing unaccompanied migrant children on military bases in Texas and California. Some of these bases have been plagued for years by record sexual abuse claims, one with the highest in the nation. All of them suffer from dangerous environmental contamination. | Over the first few months of 2021, the migrant crisis at the US-Mexico border has exploded. Due to the policies of the Obama, Trump and now Biden administrations, many of those migrants, particularly unaccompanied minors, remain housed in increasingly controversial "overflow facilities."

Patrick Cockburn (2021-04-20). Britain on the Road to Kleptocracy. counterpunch.org The mechanics of corruption have much in common the world over, though the sophistication of the means used to conceal it or explain it away differs widely. In this, as in so many other things, British exceptionalism is less than is often taken for granted — indeed a presumption of honesty makes life easier for the seriously dishonest.

Editor2 (2021-04-20). Bolivia's Fight for Food Sovereignty. orinocotribune.com Food security and food sovereignty are perhaps the most important issues facing Latin America and its campesino farmers. Being able to produce what one consumes is key in reducing poverty and guarding against hunger and external economic shocks. Since 2006, Bolivia has made it a priority. Evo Morales came through the ranks of the campesino social movements and was keenly aware of the poverty and other challenges facing the rural areas. After huge investments in rural communities, Bolivia now produces 95% of what it consumes. | To understand this issue and how Bolivia is grappling with it, Kawsachun News spoke exc…

RT (2021-04-20). HFPA, group behind Golden Globes, denounces ex-president for reportedly sending email equating BLM to Manson cult. rt.com The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which awards the Golden Globes, has condemned its eight-term president Philip Berk for reportedly circulating an email that accused BLM of racism and compared it to the Manson murders. | According to the Los Angeles Times, Berk sent an email to the association's staff and members on Sunday which contained a post that called Black Lives Matter a "racist hate movement" and described its co-founder Patrisse Cullors as "self-proclaimed 'trained Marxist.'" | The paper said the text in the email appears to have been taken from an article originally published on conservative c…

Eds. (2021-04-20). Principles of radical political economics. mronline.org The starting point for radical political economists is agreement on the need to oppose injustice and oppression and the conviction that a theoretical understanding of contemporary societies can contribute to the political movements necessary to address them. | April 20, 2021 | Newswire…

Ralph Nader (2021-04-20). Reporter's Alert: Part IV. counterpunch.org Reporters at major newspapers and magazines are hard to reach by telephone. Today it is increasingly hard to converse with them about timely scoops, leads, gaps in coverage, and corrections to published articles. We started an online webpage: Reporter's Alert. From time to time, we will use Reporter's Alert to present suggestions for important reporting on topics that

Staff (2021-04-20). Headlines for April 20, 2021. democracynow.org Jury Begins Deliberations in Derek Chauvin Murder Trial, Thousands Protest in Minnesota as Derek Chauvin Murder Trial Wraps Up, U.N. Warns Planet Is "On the Verge of the Abyss" from Relentless Climate Change, Hundreds of Climate Scientists Warn Against Criminalizing Peaceful Protests, White House Holds Virtual Climate Summit as U.S. and China Pledge Cuts to Emissions, Migrant Workers Flee India's Capital Ahead of Lockdown as Coronavirus Cases Soar, Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Joins Fight for Vaccine Equity, President Biden Urges All U.S. Residents 16 and Over to Get Vaccinated, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Can…

Newsclick (2021-04-20). COVID-19 in India: 'Need to strengthen public health system'. peoplesdispatch.org Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath analyses the current COVID-19 crisis in India with Newsclick editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha. They talk about the worrying aspects of this wave, the failures of the health system, the grossly lacking political response, and the new strain of the virus which is being identified in Indian cases.

Jaklevic M. (2021-04-20). Pathway Eased for Serial COVID-19 Screening Tests. jamanetwork.com The FDA has created an expedited pathway for manufacturers seeking to obtain Emergency Use Authorization for products used in serial testing to detect SARS-CoV-2 in asymptomatic individuals. Currently, most tests are authorized for diagnosing people with a suspected infection.

Jaklevic M. (2021-04-20). Molecular COVID-19 Test Gains First EAU for At-home Use. jamanetwork.com The first at-home molecular test for detecting COVID-19 has received an Emergency Use Authorization (EAU). The Cue COVID-19 Test for Home and Over The Counter Use is intended for use in adults and children aged 2 years or older, with or without symptoms.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Asian economies should brace for opportunities and handle deficits: Boao annual reports. ecns.cn Despite being hard hit by COVID-19, Asia's economies have recovered well compared to the rest of the world. However there remain challenges in maintaining sustainable development, according to two reports released by the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) on Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Russia's daily COVID-19 infections drop to lowest since late September. ecns.cn Russia logged 8,164 coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the lowest daily increase since Sept. 28, bringing the nationwide count to 4,718,854, the country's monitoring and response center said Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). 32 Taiwan compatriots vaccinated against COVID-19 in Fuzhou. ecns.cn The first batch of 32 Taiwan compatriots living in Fuzhou, south China's Fujian Province on Monday received COVID-19 vaccinations free of charge via "Tailutong," a cross-Straits app for Taiwan compatriots working or living in the mainland.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Over 192 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across China. ecns.cn Nearly 192.13 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Sunday, the National Health Commission said Monday.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-04-20). Vaccine Makers Destroy COVID Vaccine Safety Studies. globalresearch.ca Makers of COVID-19 vaccines are now destroying long-term safety studies by …

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). U.S. COVID-19 cases rise as more states ease restrictions. ecns.cn Despite the country's vaccine rollout, a significant number of U.S. cities and states remain hotspots where the coronavirus continues to spread at higher rates than before, according to the Guardian.

Megan Redshaw (2021-04-20). Scientists Warn of 'Vaccine Treadmill' as Vaccine Makers Gear Up for COVID Booster Shots. globalresearch.ca Vaccine makers are

Talanna (2021-04-20). Climate Crisis, Freighter Stuck in Suez Canal, & Species Wounding. indybay.org How Climate Crisis is overlooked when it's an important part of headline stories like a Stuck Freighter in Suez Canal & Covid-19 Virus news.

Helen Yaffe (2021-04-20). Cuba Libre to be COVID-libre: Five Vaccines and Counting. globalresearch.ca On March 23, 2021, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a …

Eurasia Review (2021-04-20). When Flushing A Public Toilet Don't Linger, Because Aerosolized Droplets Do. eurasiareview.com Flushing a toilet can generate large quantities of microbe-containing aerosols depending on the design, water pressure or flushing power of the toilet. A variety of pathogens are usually found in stagnant water as well as in urine, feces and vomit. When dispersed widely through aerosolization, these pathogens can cause Ebola, norovirus that results in violent food poisoning, as well as COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2. | Respiratory droplets are the most prominent source of transmission for COVID-19, however, alternative routes may exist given the discovery of small numbers of viable viruses in urine and stool sa…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-20). Earthquakes Continued After COVID-19-Related Oil And Gas Recovery Shutdown. eurasiareview.com When hydraulic fracturing operations ground to a halt last spring in the Kiskatinaw area of British Columbia, researchers expected seismic quiescence in the region. Instead, hundreds of small earthquakes occurred for months after operations shut down, according to a new study. | In her presentation at the Seismological Society of America (SSA)'s 2021 Annual Meeting, Rebecca Salvage of the University of Calgary said about 65% of these events could not be attributed to either natural seismicity or active fluid injection from hydraulic fracturing operations. | Salvage and her colleagues instead suggest the latent…

Amelie Liu* (2021-04-20). I'm A Multicultural Teen Trying To Fit Into Our 'Melting Pot' — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Reading the latest news, I remain silent and unsurprised as my dumbfounded friends, teachers and primarily white family members gasp. | "Two Asian Women Beaten and Robbed in San Francisco." "8 Dead in Atlanta Spa Shootings, With Fears of Anti-Asian Bias." "Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety." | While COVID-19 has escalated discrimination against Asians, Asian-hate is not new to me, and it is especially not new in America. But in the wake of the recent Asian-hate crimes, I can't stop thinking about the children of the victims — many of whom are multiracial, born in Ameri…

RT (2021-04-20). Rock musician Ted Nugent mocked coronavirus…now says he got 'Chinese s**t' & gets roasted for racism. rt.com Conservative rock musician Ted Nugent announced in a livestream that he had tested positive for Covid-19, before calling the virus a Chinese "attack." | In a Facebook Live video on Monday, Nugent said that although "everybody told" him that he "should not announce this," he had been experiencing flu symptoms for the last ten days and felt like he was dying. | "I was tested positive today. I got the Chinese s**t," he declared. | In case there was any doubt as to what virus Nugent was referring to, he reiterated that he "officially tested positive for COVID-19." | Nugent then went on to call Covid a "Chinese vir…

RT (2021-04-20). 1 in 3 Americans say they know someone who LIED to skip Covid-19 vaccine queue — poll. rt.com A new poll has found that over 30% of Americans claim to know someone who lied about their personal information in order to obtain a Covid-19 vaccine more quickly than they would have otherwise. | The survey from Axios/Ipsos found that 31% of people say they personally know someone who "claimed to have a health condition or another qualifying criteria that would allow them to get the Covid-19 vaccine sooner." | Covid-19 vaccines in the US only recently became available to the general public, with states initially prioritizing health care professionals and people with certain underlying conditions when first be…

RT (2021-04-20). Michigan's lockdown-championing Gov. Whitmer traveled to Florida after warning residents to avoid spring break trips. rt.com Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer visited Florida last month, according to local media, in time to warn constituents against enjoying the sun in the Covid rulebreaker's paradise. Her staff passed it off as a family visit. | Florida repealed its coronavirus dictates late last year, while Michigan's remain in full force. The mask-loving state leader continues to (publicly) warn those in her own state against travel, but her true loyalties are less border-bound than it seems. It was also revealed that at least two of Whitmer's senior advisers left Michigan for "spring break," apparently shrugging off their boss'

Anand Naidoo (2021-04-20). The Heat: COVID-19 in Europe and U.S. america.cgtn.com Over three million people globally have now died from COVID-19, as governments work to vaccinate everyone.

Alisa Solomon (2021-04-20). How Covid Transformed US Theater. thenation.com How Covid Transformed US Theater…

Peter Koenig (2021-04-20). Tenga cuidado con las pruebas de PCR y la implacable campaña "vacunar, vacunar, vacunar" globalizacion.ca La validez de la prueba de PCR ha sido cuestionada durante meses, si no desde el comienzo mismo de la plandemia declarada del covid-19, incluso últimamente también por la OMS . Sin embargo, esta prueba se nos sigue imponiendo cada…

The Canary (2021-04-20). Hundreds to be moved into Napier Barracks despite previous virus outbreak. thecanary.co Hundreds more people are to be moved into Napier Barracks despite serious concerns over conditions, the PA news agency has revealed. | Health risk: | The expected increase comes after nearly 200 cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) were detected and dozens of residents had to be moved out to deal with the crisis earlier this year. An announcement on 19 April, seen by PA, informed local organisations that plans are in place to increase numbers at the controversial barracks to 337 over the coming weeks. | Around 50 people have been moved into the barracks in recent weeks, and the Home Office has declined to comm…

_____ (2021-04-20). 'Western Media Jeopardizing Uyghurs Interests'. popularresistance.org Dan Cohen speaks with Gordon Gao, Director of Strategic Research at Tsinghua University Endowment Fund in Beijing and a native of Urumqi in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Gao discusses growing up as a Mongolian ethnic minority in XUAR, and how the propaganda war against China hurts Uyghur interests, but will ultimately backfire on the United States. Gao and Coden also discuss the U.S.-China artificial intelligence arms race as well as the comparative strengths of the two countries.

Geraldina Colotti (2021-04-20). Viaje de la delegación venezolana a Bruselas finaliza con éxito. globalizacion.ca La extrema derecha venezolana grita y alborota por el viaje a Bruselas que ha realizado la delegación parlamentaria de la República Bolivariana. La misión incluyó a la primera vicepresidenta de la Asamblea Nacional Iris Varela, la diputada Desirée Santos Amaral…

David Swanson (2021-04-20). Talk World Radio: Matt Hoh on Afghanistan and Why to Really End the War. warisacrime.org Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm. Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. Matthew Hoh is a Senior Fellow with the Center for International Policy and a member of the Eisenhower Media Network (EMN), as well as a member of the Advisory Board of World BEYOND …

Staff (2021-04-20). Mass Shooting at Indianapolis FedEx Warehouse "Follows Pattern of Violence Against Sikhs" Nationwide. democracynow.org As the Sikh community in Indianapolis and across the United States is in mourning after a gunman killed eight people at a FedEx facility last week, where four of the victims are Sikh, we speak with Simran Jeet Singh, scholar, activist and senior fellow for the Sikh Coalition, which is calling for a full investigation into the possibility of racial or ethnic hatred as a factor in the killings in Indianapolis. A majority of the workers at the warehouse are Sikh, and while authorities have not shared evidence Brandon Hole was targeting Sikh workers when he attacked the FedEx facility, police revealed Monday they pre…

Staff (2021-04-20). The Family of FedEx Mass Shooter Warned Police About Him. How Did He Still Manage to Buy His Guns? democracynow.org Authorities in Indianapolis say the mother of Brandon Hole, the former FedEx employee who shot and killed eight people at a company facility last Thursday, called police in 2020 to say her son might commit "suicide by cop," prompting them to seize his pump-action shotgun. But officials say they did not push for Hole to have a hearing under Indiana's "red flag" law, which allows police or courts to seize guns from people who show warning signs of violence. "The very thing that the law is designed to prevent — going and buying a new gun — was not even ever sought," says Nick Suplina, managing director f…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-20). Groàües Pharma-Konglomerat mit Vorstrafenregister: Pfizer "àºbernimmt" den EU-Impfstoffmarkt. 1,8 Milliarden Dosen. globalresearch.ca Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | Deutsche àúbersetzung des Originalartikels …

Medea Benjamin (2021-04-20). The Dirty Campaign Underlying Ecuador's "Free and Fair" Election. orinocotribune.com By Medea Benjamin and Leonardo Flores — Apr 16, 2021 | Ecuador's April 11 election that led to a 5-point victory by conservative banker Guillermo Lasso over progressive candidate Andrés Arauz was not what it appeared to be. On the surface, it was a surprisingly clean and professional election, as our CODEPINK official observer delegation witnessed. But a fraud-free process for casting and counting ballots does not mean that the election was free and fair. Behind the scenes was a monumentally unequal playing field and dirty campaign designed to quash an Arauz win. | For starters, Arauz—a 36-year-old fol…

Medea Benjamin, Leonardo Flores (2021-04-20). The Dirty Campaign Underlying Ecuador's "Free and Fair" Election. counterpunch.org Ecuador's April 11 election that led to a 5-point victory by conservative banker Guillermo Lasso over progressive candidate Andrés Arauz was not what it appeared to be. On the surface, it was a surprisingly clean and professional election, as our CODEPINK official observer delegation witnessed. But a fraud-free process for casting and counting ballots does

Medea Benjamin (2021-04-20). The Dirty Campaign Underlying Ecuador's "Free and Fair" Election. zcomm.org Ecuador's April 11 election that led to a 5-point victory by conservative banker Guillermo Lasso over progressive candidate Andrés Arauz was not what it appeared to be…

Sharon Zhang (2021-04-20). AOC, Sanders Are Reintroducing Their Green New Deal for Public Housing Bill. zcomm.org "We're here to make sure the Democratic Party upholds its values and keeps its promises, and to also push and expand the scope and the ambition of the Democratic Party"

Moderator (2021-04-20). What the U.S. Could've Done With the $2 Trillion Spent on the Afghanistan War. scheerpost.com YouTube] By Juan Cole / Informed Comment The Costs of War Project at Brown University has just brought out a new report on Afghanistan. The September 11, 2001 attacks were launched from Khost and Qandahar in Afghanistan by al-Qaeda, though it is not clear that this organization of Arab expatriates informed their Taliban hosts of what they were planning. The operation involved hijacking commercial… |

Juan Cole (2021-04-20). Why the Founding Fathers would have approved of Biden banning phrase "Illegal Alien" juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Biden administration has announced that it will no longer use the phrase "illegal alien" and will replace it with "undocumented noncitizen." Biden will also drop "assimilation" in favor of "integration." These changes are long overdue and necessary for human dignity. For one thing, human beings cannot be "illegal." They …

news.un (2021-04-20). UNICEF reports sharp rise in migrant children in Mexico. news.un.org The number of migrant children reported in Mexico has increased sharply, jumping from 380 to nearly 3,500 since the beginning of the year: a nine-fold rise, the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, reported on Tuesday.

Jim Britell (2021-04-20). Whatever Happened to Earth Day? How "Act Locally" Became "Shop Locally" counterpunch.org U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez. Since 1970, the purpose of Earth Day has changed from one day each year when corporate polluters were exposed (what corporations should do), to a celebration of the personal (what you can do). Today's bland, uncontroversial event typically features everything from 5k runs to

The Conversation (2021-04-20). Blocked from Civil Dissent, Women in Saudi Arabia are turning to business as 'quiet' Feminist activism. juancole.com By Sophie Alkhaled | — Prominent Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul was released from prison on February 10 2021 after 1,001 days in custody. Al-Hathloul, a leading campaigner for women's rights in Saudi Arabia, had been sentenced to five years and eight months in prison in 2018 for pushing a foreign agenda and using …

Claudia Webbe (2021-04-20). Polluter elite: Lifestyles of the rich are incompatible with climate justice. peoplesworld.org With the highest-ever temperatures recorded in the Arctic Circle, and with just 3% of the world's ecosystems remaining intact, we cannot delay in taking action to save our planet and future generations. Yet sadly it is not true that we are all in this crisis together—or that we are all equally culpable when it comes …

Nicole Rodriguez (2021-04-20). San Francisco students hold 'Action Towards Change' rally against anti-Asian racism. liberationnews.org The rally was led by youth whose speeches consisted of calls to action, solidarity in organizing, and self-written poems.

Éric Toussaint (2021-04-20). Resistance against the policies imposed by the World Bank, the IMF and other creditors between 2007 and 2011. mronline.org Ecuador provides an example of a government which officially decided to investigate the process of indebtedness so as to identify illegitimate debt and suspend its repayment. | April 20, 2021 | Newswire…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-20). National strike announced in Colombia in response to neoliberal "solidarity" measures. peoplesdispatch.org The government of president Iván Duque seeks to pass a new tax reform in the name of "solidarity" that increases the VAT on staple goods, fuel, and various public services, expands the tax collection base, increases the tax on agricultural inputs, and increases the tax on pensions…

Carlos Arellán (2021-04-20). Cape Verde Trends in Venezuela Due to Contradiction Between Alex Saab Case & Election. orinocotribune.com The ruling party of Cape Verde won the parliamentary elections on Sunday. The event was attended by international observers from ECOWAS, the organization that ordered the release of Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab through its court. | Cape Verde's government did not recognize the ECOWAS resolution, though it should ostensibly abide by it. Analysts say they have not done so due to pressure from the US regime. | This situation, in which the government of Cape Verde invited electoral observers of ECOWAS, but does not comply with their judicial decisions, triggered a widespread reaction by Venezuelans on social media n…

Josh Carson (2021-04-20). Hundreds march in Atlanta for Daunte Wright. liberationnews.org Three days after the killing of Daunte Wright by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, the Atlanta branch of the Party for Socialism and Liberation organized a protest in Atlanta in solidarity with Minneapolis—demanding justice for Daunte Wright, George Floyd, and all victims of racist police terror.

Daniel Taylor (2021-04-20). The classes of capitalism. mronline.org Capitalist society is divided into different classes, and the relationships between those classes shape the production of wealth, the dissemination of ideas and the nature of politics. | April 20, 2021 | Newswire…

Julia Rapp (2021-04-20). D.C. activists demand Justice for Daunte Wright and three Black men killed in DMV area. liberationnews.org The rally, hosted by the Party for Socialism and Liberation called for the jailing of racist killer cops and an end to racist police terror.

Staff (2021-04-20). Vietnam, Afghanistan, Yemen: What is all this needless death for? therealnews.com President Biden announced an end to the U.S. war in Afghanistan, but what does that actually mean? What was it all for? Then, we talk with a Yemeni-American activist about their hunger strike against U.S. support for the catastrophic war in Yemen.

PAI (2021-04-20). Personal stories, bipartisan House vote send anti-workplace violence bill to Senate. peoplesworld.org MINNEAPOLIS (PAI)—In mid-March, Luciana Herr, RN, an inpatient psychiatry nurse at Abbott Northwest Hospital in Minneapolis, went to a patient's room to rescue a co-worker whom a manic patient was assaulting. She came out much the worse. "I was kicked and punched in the face," Herr, of the Minnesota Nurses Association/National Nurses United, told an …

Ronda Shelton (2021-04-20). Tennessee owes HBCU over $500 million after decades of underfunding. liberationnews.org The state owes Tennessee State University (TSU) $544 million after underfunding the land-grant institution for over 50 years.

Michael Berkowitz (2021-04-20). 'The Trial of the Chicago 7': The whole world is still watching. peoplesworld.org There are many reasons to see Aaron Sorkin's Academy Award-nominated film The Trial of the Chicago 7. Writer-director Sorkin has gifted us with a well-written, often well-acted lesson in history and political philosophy. Although the focus is on ideas, heartfelt emotions, and wry humor leaven Sorkin's filmic advertisement for organizing for social change. Chicago 7 …

Paul Street (2021-04-20). The Chauvin Trial is Dangerously Deceptive. counterpunch.org Since most U.S.-Americans know little about social and political reality beyond their own limited experience and bubbles, powerfully deceptive narratives and images disseminated by the corporate media easily distort public perceptions. The election and presidency of Barack Obama fed the dangerous illusion that racism no longer posed barriers to Black advancement and equality in the

George Wuerthner (2021-04-20). How Artificial Feeding Grounds in Wyoming Spread "Mad Elk" Disease. counterpunch.org Wyoming Fish and Game Department has 22 elk feed grounds scattered around the western part of the state and feeds as many as 17,000 elk every winter. The agency currently has eight of its 22 feedgrounds on National Forest land; six on BLM land. The operation of feedgrounds has been controversial for decades. Many wildlife

Abby Martin (2021-04-20). Abby Martin — Uganda Dictatorship: Imperialism's Pearl of Africa. theanalysis.news | | | | PAI (2021-04-20). Unions, lawmakers, Biden administration unite on carbon capture as a job creator. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Top union officials, Democratic senators, energy industry reps, and Biden administration Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm have united in a labor-energy alliance to push carbon recapture projects as one key centerpiece of Democratic President Joe Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure American Jobs Plan. Carbon recapture from burning coal and oil has been around for decades. It was …

_____ (2021-04-20). Israel and Its Unlikely Arab Friends. strategic-culture.org In 2020, Israel, supported by the United States, began a diplomatic offensive in the Arab world. The goal is evident: containing Iran. As U.S. author Eric Margolis writes, the countries that sign peace agreements with Israel, are "so frightened of neighboring Iran that they would happily have opted for Israeli rule rather than welcome the angry, unforgiving Iranians".

CP Editor (2021-04-20). Grateful Shred — "They Love Each Other" counterpunch.org

Jeff Mackler, Mark Ostapiak (2021-04-20). Behind Union Defeat at Amazon Bessemer. counterpunch.org When the union's inspiration through the workers' blood shall run There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun Yet what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one But the union makes us strong — From the trade union anthem, Solidarity Forever Would it be that the inspiration of the

Eds. (2021-04-20). Katherine Angel, 'Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again: Women and Desire in the Age of Consent'. mronline.org Katherine Angel's intervention into post-feminist discourse fits the script of recent events and sits at what's hopefully the tail end of post-feminist discourse, otherwise known as 'the sex wars'. | April 20, 2021 | Review…

RT (2021-04-20). Elon Musk draws flak after claiming data logs clear Tesla's 'Autopilot' of blame in fatal 'driverless' vehicle crash. rt.com Elon Musk has sparked a row after suggesting that Tesla's in-house checks had shown its controversial 'Autopilot' driver assistance feature was not responsible for a fiery 'driverless' vehicle crash in Texas that left two dead. | Law enforcement authorities are expected to serve warrants to the carmaker on Tuesday to secure data logs from the accident, according to a Reuters On Saturday night, the fully electric 2019…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-20). Greed And The European Super League. southfront.org This message was made by fans of Club Africain (Curva Nord Tunis) in a friendly match against Paris Saint-Germain in 2017. Illustrative image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark | Suffocating the grassroots. Mocking the working class origins of the game. World football, and primarily European club football, has long done away with loyalties in favour of cash and contract. The professionalization of the game has seen a difficult relationship between fan, spectator and sporting management, none better exemplified than th…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-20). Military Situation In Yemen On April 20, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 152 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On April 19, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 7 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On April 19, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Khab and Shaaf area | On April 20, Ansar Allah attacked Abha Airport with a Qasef 2K drone | On April 20, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces continued…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-20). Russia Restricts Civil Aviation Over Crimea And The Black Sea. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Russia announced the introduction of a dangerous zone for civil aviation in the area over the Black Sea and Crimea, this was published in the operational information on changes in the rules for conducting and ensuring flights (NOTAM). | In total, the Russian Federation has issued three NOTAMs. They are valid until April 24tj, with minor differences. | A number of air routes in the Simferopol flight information area over the Black Sea were completely blocked. | At the…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-20). 200 Militants Killed In Russian Airstrikes On Hidden Training Base In Central Syria. southfront.org Illustrative image | On April 19, Russian Defense Ministry announced that the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) had destroyed a training base near the city of Palmyra, in Central Syria, killing about 220 militants. | According to Rear Adm. Alexander Karpov, Deputy Head of Russian Coordination Center in Hmeimim, terrorists have established a hidden military base northeast of Palmyra, where they formed terrorist groups for deployment in several areas of Syria in order to carry out terrorist operation…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-20). Iran Says "Always Open" For Negotiations With Saudi Arabia. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Iran is always open to negotiations with Saudi Arabia, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said."We have seen media reports about talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia, although the reports sometimes had contradictory quotes," Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told a weekly news conference. | "What is important is that the Islamic Republic of Iran has always welcomed dialogue with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and considers it in the interest of the people of the…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-20). An Expert Guide To Pick The Best Bitcoin Trading Software! southfront.org SPONSORED POST | Illustrative image | Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that is based on blockchain technology. It is getting more popular because it allows people to earn money by trading it at varying rates over the Internet. There is a lot of bitcoin trading software available that you can use to make easy money and get rich. But it is a bit confusing to choose the best one out of so many options. So, some of the imperative tips that you need to follo…

Anonymous765 (2021-04-20). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — April 20, 2021. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier ai…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-20). Dozens Of US F-15, F-16 Fighter Jets Deployed In Poland. southfront.org Illustrative Image: The F-35s during the Elephant Walk. IMAGE: U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw | On April 19, Polish Minister of National Defence announced that "several dozen" US F-15 and F-16 fighter jets had arrived to Poland. | Twenty F-15s from RAF Lakenheath, UK, and four F-16s from Spangdahlem air base in Germany were deployed to Poland within the framework of an Agile Combat Employment exercise during Aviation Detachment Rotation (AvRot) 21-2. The USAF fighters arrived at ≈Åask (EPLK) and Krzesiny…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-20). U.S. Ambassador Leaves Russia To "Visit Family" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan will return to the US, Axios

Anonymous007 (2021-04-20). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On April 20, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | UAF shelled Sakhanka with 120-mm artillery | UAF shelled Novolaspa with grenade launchers | UAF shelled Veseloe with 82-mm artillery | UAF shelled Leninskoe with grenade launchers | DPR forces shelled UAF positions in Avdiivka with 120-mm artillery | DPR forces shelled UAF positions in Pivdenne with an antitank missile system, antiaircraft guns and grenade launchers | DPR forces targeted UAF positions in Pesky with grenade launchers | DPR forces used hand-held a…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-20). Chad's President Killed Day After Winning Presidential Election. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Chad's President Idriss Deby has died of injuries suffered on the frontline where he had gone to visit soldiers battling rebels, an army spokesman said on April 20. Deby died a day after he won a sixth term, according to provisional election results that were released on April 19. | The 68-year-old Deby, who came to power in a rebellion in 1990, took 79.3 percent of the vote in the April 11 presidential election, the results showed, according to Al Jazeera reports. | The National Assembly and th…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-20). Military Situation In Syria On April 20, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 19, a Turkish military convoy entered Syrian territory from Kafr Lussin border crossing | On April 19, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Deir Sunbul, Sarjah and Bainin | On April 19, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Ziyara and Sarmaniyah | On April 19, intra clashes between Turkish-backed forces were reported in the town of Raas al-Ain | On April 19, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-20). Military Situation In Afghanistan On April 20, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 19, 28 civilians were freed from Taliban's prison in Mosa Qala district of Helmand province, accoding to the Afghanistan MOD | On April 19, eight police members were killed and three were wounded in a Taliban attack on Zibak district in the Badakhshan province | On April 20, two members of popular forces were killed and several were wounded in a Taliban attack in Ghorian district | On April 19, Ata Jan Haqbayan, the head of the provincial council in Zabul…

Global Research News (2021-04-20). Selected Articles: The Legitimacy of the WHO as a Gold Standard of Health is Dubious. globalresearch.ca By RNA inoculations, misnamed vaccines. People are lined up for them now as they are being told incessantly to "get your shot." The RNA inoculations are not vaccines. To call them …

Brian Terrell (2021-04-20). Biden's Drone Wars. dissidentvoice.org On Thursday, April 15, the New York Times posted an article headed, "How the U.S. Plans to Fight From Afar After Troops Exit Afghanistan," just in case anyone misunderstood the previous day's headline, "Biden, Setting Afghanistan Withdrawal, Says 'It Is Time to End the Forever War'" as indicating the U.S. war in Afghanistan might actually …

Jonathan Cook (2021-04-20). In our hurry to conquer nature and death, we have made a new religion of science. dissidentvoice.org Back in the 1880s, the mathematician and theologian Edwin Abbott tried to help us better understand our world by describing a very different one he called Flatland. Imagine a world that is not a sphere moving through space like our own planet, but more like a vast sheet of paper inhabited by conscious, flat geometric …

RT (2021-04-20). Oscars ceremony demands guests mask up — but only when camera's OFF. rt.com The annual Academy Awards will spare visitors the mask mandate during the main ceremony, but stars and viewers who step outside must don the mask for commercials and jump through plenty of hoops to participate. | Unlike the Grammys, the Oscars on Sunday will be held mostly mask-free at Los Angeles' Union Station, media revealed on Monday. However, those in the audience will be required to put their face coverings back on during commercial breaks and as they "cycle" through two outdoor courtyards — choreographed movement that is apparently part of a social distancing mandate for the nevertheless atypically…

RT (2021-04-20). Biden endorses Democrat proposal to make Washington, DC the 51st US state. rt.com The Biden administration "strongly supports" a bill that would make the District of Columbia a new US state named Douglass Commonwealth, and shrink the seat of the US government to a tiny enclave in downtown Washington. | In a "statement of policy" released on Tuesday, the White House endorsed "For far too long, the more than 700,000 people of Washington, DC have been deprived of full representation in the US Congress. This taxation witho…

RT (2021-04-20). Judge says Maxine Waters comments about Chauvin could get case thrown out on appeal, but denies motion for mistrial. rt.com Rep. Maxine Waters' public calls for protests and 'confrontation' in the event Derek Chauvin is acquitted could bolster an appeal that gets his case thrown out, the judge said, though refused to declare a mistrial. | Soon after delivering lengthy closing arguments on Monday, Chauvin's lead defense attorney Eric Nelson requested a mistrial, citing media coverage of the trial that he said was unavoidable and what he deemed inflammatory and "threatening" remarks from the California Democrat over the weekend. During a visit to Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Waters encouraged anti-police brutality activists to step up…

Edward Curtin (2021-04-20). Denying the Demonic. dissidentvoice.org In March of last year as the coronavirus panic was starting, I wrote a somewhat flippant article saying that the obsession with buying and hoarding toilet paper was the people's vaccine. My point was simple: excrement and death have long been associated in cultural history and in the Western imagination with the evil devil, Satan, …

Ralph Underhill (2021-04-20). Mainstream media reporting on the establishment. thecanary.co Image description | This cartoon begins with the headline "Mainstream media reporting on the establishment". Beneath that are two columns with the following subheadings; a red box labelled "don't say" and a green box labelled "do say". Each point in the don't say column has a red cross beside it, each point in the do say column has a green tick beside it. The list in the columns is as follows: | Don't say Incompetent. | Do say mismanaged, indecisive, ill-judged. | Don't say racist. | Do say unique sense of humour, gaffe prone, blunt. | Don't say corrupt. | Do say technically within rules, questions will be rai…

Staff (2021-04-20). Sanders and Bowman Push Biden to Bolster SSI for People With Disabilities. truthout.org A bicameral group of dozens of lawmakers led by Rep. Jamaal Bowman, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and other prominent progressives sent a letter Monday urging President Joe Biden to include "desperately needed" improvements to the Supplemental Security Income program in his forthcoming American Families Plan, which is Bolstering SSI — a li…

Staff (2021-04-20). White House Officially Endorses "Long Overdue" D.C. Statehood. truthout.org The White House officially endorsed the effort to make Washington, D.C. the 51st state on Tuesday, calling the region's statehood "long overdue." The endorsement comes ahead of a vote on Thursday when the House is expected to pass a bill making D.C. a state. | "The Administration strongly supports H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act,"

Staff (2021-04-20). FedEx Warehouse Shooting Follows Pattern of Violence Against Sikhs Nationwide. truthout.org Image Credit: Jenna Watson/USA Today Network | As the Sikh community in Indianapolis and across the United States is in mourning after a gunman killed eight people at a FedEx facility last week, where four of the victims are Sikh, we speak with Simran Jeet Singh, scholar, activist and senior fellow for the Sikh Coalition, which is calling for a full investigation into the possibility of racial or ethnic hatred as a factor in the killings in Indianapolis. A majority of the workers at the warehou…

Staff (2021-04-20). Even When Marijuana Is Legal, Young People Are Locked Up for It. truthout.org As more states legalize recreational cannabis use, a large group is continuing to face marijuana-related criminalization: anyone under 21. Similar to alcohol laws, recreational adult-use cannabis laws permit anyone 21 and over to use cannabis recreationally. In practice, youth prohibition doesn't prevent young people from using marijuana, but it does increase the policing and criminalization of Black, Brown and/or disabled young people. | For example, Colorado legalized cannabis in 2012, but youth are bein…

RT (2021-04-20). Richard Dawkins stripped of 'humanist of the year' award after inviting discussion on transgender issues in tweet. rt.com The American Humanist Association has withdrawn its top honor from evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins over a tweet calling for dialogue on transgender issues, accusing the atheist speaker of "demeaning marginalized groups." | The organization said Dawkins had recently implied that "the identities of transgender individuals are fraudulent, while also simultaneously attacking Black identity as one that can be assumed when convenient," noting he would be stripped of an award granted to him some 25 years ago. It declined to specify the offending comment. | "Regrettably, Richard Dawkins has over the past severa…

Staff (2021-04-20). Taliban expresses no willingness to attend Istanbul meeting. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 20 (MNA) — Taliban announced that it will take part in no meeting until foreign troops leave Afghanistan.

Staff (2021-04-20). 8 police forces killed, 3 wounded in Afghanistan's Badakhshan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 20 (MNA) — Sources said that eight police members were killed and three more were wounded in a Taliban attack on their outpost in Zibak district in the northeastern province of Badakhshan after midnight on Tuesday.

DoD News (2021-04-20). US Plans to Keep Threats In Check Even After Afghanistan Withdrawal. eurasiareview.com By C. Todd Lopez | By Sept. 11, 2021, all U.S. forces must be out of Afghanistan. But that doesn't mean that the U.S. will be at the mercy of groups like ISIS, al-Qaida or the Taliban if they want to create problems and threaten U.S. interests, the commander of the U.S. Central Command said. | While the…

_____ (2021-04-20). The Dirty Campaign Underlying Ecuador's 'Free And Fair' Election. popularresistance.org Ecuador's April 11 election that led to a 5-point victory by conservative banker Guillermo Lasso over progressive candidate Andrés Arauz was not what it appeared to be. On the surface, it was a surprisingly clean and professional election, as our CODEPINK official observer delegation witnessed. But a fraud-free process for casting and counting ballots does not mean that the election was free and fair. Behind the scenes was a monumentally unequal playing field and dirty campaign designed to quash an Arauz win. | For starters, Arauz—a 36-year-old follower of the political leanings of former president Rafael C…

Alan MacLeod (2021-04-20). 'Divisive': How Corporate Media Dismiss Ideas Unpopular With Elites. zcomm.org The next time you hear your favorite political proposals being labeled as too "divisive," "contentious" or "polarizing" to work, check the polls first…

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-20). Greed and the European Super League. globalresearch.ca Suffocating the grassroots. Mocking the working class origins of the game. …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-20). Greed and the European Super League. dissidentvoice.org Suffocating the grassroots. Mocking the working class origins of the game. World football, and primarily European club football, has long done away with loyalties in favour of cash and contract. The professionalization of the game has seen a difficult relationship between fan, spectator and sporting management, none better exemplified than the price of tickets, the …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-20). Greed And The European Super League — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Suffocating the grassroots. Mocking the working class origins of the game. World football, and primarily European club football, has long done away with loyalties in favour of cash and contract. The professionalization of the game has seen a difficult relationship between fan, spectator and sporting management, none better exemplified than the price of tickets, the role of branding and sponsorship. | The apotheosis of this has arrived in the form of a proposed breakaway European Super League. Like a mafia-styled cartel, twelve of Europe's elite football clubs have banded together to create their own, sealed co…

ANSWER Coalition (2021-04-20). Sunday 4/25: San Francisco Caravan: Say NO to the U.S. Blockade of Cuba! indybay.org gather at 11: 30am at 1875 Marin Street, San Francisco…

Staff (2021-04-20). Venezuela secures aid from UN food programme. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 20 (MNA) — Venezuelan President Maduro announced that his country has signed several agreements with the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

John Buell (2021-04-20). For Workers struggling to Unionize at Amazon, it is a Matter of Life and Death. zcomm.org The NLRB's very limited enforcement powers and Amazon's willingness to exploit its every advantage has dire consequences for its shop floor workers…

Charlie Hogle (2021-04-20). The Public Should Have Access to the Surveillance Court's Opinions. aclu.org For decades, a special court—the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, or "FISC"—has issued secret legal opinions authorizing the U.S. government to conduct sweeping programs of electronic surveillance. These opinions have had a profound impact on Americans' rights to privacy, free expression, and free association. But many of them are entirely hidden from public view. | Secret law undermines democracy and the legitimacy of the judicial system—especially when the law being withheld from the public affects the rights of millions of people. So today, the ACLU is asking the Supreme Court to o…

jamanetwork (2021-04-20). The Martin Luther of Medical Education. jamanetwork.com Prof. W. T. Sedgwick, in an address delivered just before his death, said:…

Talli Nauman (2021-04-20). Escazú Agreement Set to Bring Environmental Justice Down to Earth. counterpunch.org The Escazú Agreement enters into force on Earth Day, April 22, 2021, four years after its adoption, kicking off a new phase of regional grassroots campaigns. The challenge: to obtain government protection for land defenders and environmental activists in Latin America. This could be the toughest and most crucial phase yet. The Escazú Agreement is

Kuehn BM. (2021-04-20). Costly Hearing Loss Requires Greater Global Attention. jamanetwork.com Hearing loss is projected to affect 1 in 4 people globally by 2050, including at least 700 million who will require rehabilitation services, according to the World Health Organization's first World Report on Hearing.

Dr. Gary Null (2021-04-20). The Legitimacy of the WHO as a Gold Standard of Health is Dubious. Analysis and Review. globalresearch.ca The ultimate international authority for infectious diseases is the World Health …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-20). Report states France enabled the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at a report on France's role in the Rwandan genocide, a strike against tax reforms by Colombian trade unions, and more.

Sud M, Fang J, Ko DT. (2021-04-20). Fractional Flow Reserve Treatment and Major Adverse Cardiac Events in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply The concern raised by Dr Rigatelli and Mr Zuin regarding our study involves the influence of heart failure on FFR estimates due to elevated right atrial pressure (RAP), which has been a subject of debate. The FFR is the ratio of blood flow in a stenotic coronary artery to blood flow in the same artery without stenosis during maximal hyperemia. It is estimated as FFR = (Pd ‚àí RAP)/(Pa ‚àí RAP), where Pd is the coronary pressure distal to the stenosis and Pa is the aortic pressure. In clinical practice, this is simplified to FFR = Pd/Pa because the influence of RAP…

Fra Hughes (2021-04-20). The Grand Old Duke of Edinburgh he had Ten Million Pounds. orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes — Apr 17, 2021 | So the Duke is dead and to be buried on the afternoon of April 17 2021. | I am not a Royalist in fact I am a Republican. | The time has long since passed when Monarchies should have been condemned to the dustbin of history as a feudal anachronistic parasite that is long past its use-by date. | The history of the Monarchs and their divine god-given right to rule has been overthrown in many societies, while some may claim they are a modern figurehead which promotes consistency in society while governments come and go, we must always challenge their origins their history of slaver…

_____ (2021-04-20). Should Marine Species Own The High Seas? popularresistance.org Later this year, the United Nations will finish hosting the final negotiations on a new conservation treaty for the high seas, as waters that lie outside national jurisdiction are known. These cover more than half of Earth's surface and contain much of the planet's biodiversity. The moment marks a tremendous opportunity in humanity's losing battle against biodiversity loss. | Thus far, however, conversations about how best to protect the high seas have missed a crucial element, one that could well be the single boldest, most important conservation move that humankind could make: recognizing the property interests…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-04-20). Tomgram: Dilip Hiro, Who's Rising and Falling on Planet Earth? warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Here's the strange thing: these days, you would think that China was "rising" to potentially top great-power status out of nowhere, out of nothing (unlike the United States). Historically speaking, however, America is the great-power newcomer on this …

Desai AN, Hurtado R. (2021-04-20). Patient Information: Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Infections. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page describes the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention measures for nontuberculous mycobacterial infections.

Eleanor J. Bader (2021-04-20). The Lasting Impact of Eugenics: An Interview with Audrey Clare Farley. progressive.org The writer and historian discusses her new book and the politics and history of the eugenics movement.

Maxfield K, Zineh I. (2021-04-20). Precision Drug Dosing—A Clinical and Public Health Imperative. jamanetwork.com This Viewpoint describes the concept of precision drug dosing, which would maximize drug benefit and minimize harm for each patient, and reviews the scientific, regulatory, technical, and practical infrastructures that would need to be in place for the idea to become reality in clinical practice settings.

_____ (2021-04-20). All We Have Now Is The People Versus The Pipelines. popularresistance.org The northern portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline is stopped for now, but there is another pipeline, Enbridge's Line 3, that will also carry tar sands from Canada under construction. Resistance to the pipeline is widespread and escalating with direct actions to shut down construction and solidarity actions. Clearing the FOG speaks with Dawn Goodwin, co-founder of the RISE Coalition, about the history of the pipeline, the harm it will cause, and how people can take action to stop it.

Editor2 (2021-04-20). "A Sign of Progress": How a Tiny Corporate Media Clique Inverted Reality During Brazil's 2016 Coup. orinocotribune.com By Brasil Wire — Apr 17, 2021 | On the fifth anniversary of Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, the role foreign media played in propagandising for it still warrants further investigation. | Little of international media coverage of Brazil's 2016 coup and its centrepiece, the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, has dated well. But one opinion piece in US newspaper the New York Times stands out as emblematic of the inverted reality being presented to the world, as Brazil's first female president was facing a right-wing plot to remove her and her progressive government from office. | Written by Op-Ed contributo…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-20). Across US, protestors demand justice for police shooting victim Adam Toledo. peoplesdispatch.org In the US, anger is spreading across the city of Chicago, Illinois after the police watchdog released bodycam footage of the police shooting a teenage child dead. The footage released on April 15 shows 13-year-old Adam Toledo, seemingly unarmed, being shot in the chest. Following the release of this footage, protests have broken out in Chicago and other cities and towns across the country, which have been met with violent police repression.

Matthew Lyons (2021-04-20). Screen Shot 2021-04-20 at 11.13.31 AM.png. progressive.org The U.S. far right is at a crossroads.

Amanda Mills (2021-04-20). Civil rights groups urge Biden administration to cancel $50,000 in student debt per borrower. nationofchange.org "The $1.7 trillion student loan crisis is crushing individuals, families, and our economy, and the weight of this burden is disproportionately borne by women and Black and Latino borrowers."

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-20). Tunisian state news agency's new CEO resigns after journalists protest. peoplesdispatch.org Journalists of the state-owned Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) had protested the appointment of Kamel Ben Younes due to its political nature and his record as a propagandist of the Zine El Abidine Ben Ali regime…

_____ (2021-04-20). When Will Minneapolis Start Listening To The Whole Community? popularresistance.org Minneapolis didn't get here alone. The actions and decisions of many people created the challenges facing the city. Solving them will require the work of many people, too. | But before anything changes, people need to start listening to each other. | Imagine if Derek Chauvin had listened to George Floyd and let him breathe. A 46-year-old man and father of five would not have died. Minneapolis would not have burned. The city would not have had over $1 billion in damage. And communities would not have had to deal with the fallout of the most expensive civil disorder in U.S. history. | After Floyd died in police cus…

Rima Najjar (2021-04-20). Neither the Israeli Elections Nor the Palestinian Elections Are About Democracy. globalresearch.ca Chances are, you are unaware that Palestinian elections are in the …

Anchan R, Cifu AS, Paul J. (2021-04-20). Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes in Patients Without Persistent ST-Segment Elevation. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the European Society of Cardiology's 2020 recommendations for management of patients with non—ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes.

Fight Back (2021-04-20). Large protest at U of MN demands justice for Daunte Wright. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the Black Student Union held a protest on the University of Minnesota campus, April 17, to demand justice for Daunte Wright, to call for community control of the campus police (UMPD), and to speak out against the recent deployment of the UMPD to brutalize protesters in Brooklyn Center. About 1000 students were in attendance, marking the largest on-campus demonstration in recent history. Speakers included students and community members who have experienced brutality at the hands of the National Guard this week while out in the streets demanding justice…

James J. Zogby (2021-04-20). 'The Present'. The Deeply Moving Story of a Palestinian Family. globalresearch.ca We all owe Farah Nabulsi an enormous debt of gratitude. In …

Kamran H, Jneid H, Kayani WT, et al. (2021-04-20). Oral Antiplatelet Therapy After Acute Coronary Syndrome. jamanetwork.com This narrative review summarizes oral antiplatelet therapy and specifically addresses the effects of dual antiplatelet therapy for patients with acute coronary syndrome who have not taken anticoagulants.

Zylke J. (2021-04-20). Poloxamer 188 for Sickle Cell Disease. jamanetwork.com Although effective treatments exist to prevent painful vaso-occlusive episodes in patients with sickle cell disease (ie, hydroxyurea), finding therapies to reduce the severity or duration of episodes once they have begun has proved elusive. Inhaled nitric oxide, intravenous magnesium, and intravenous sevuparin have been tried without success. In 2001, JAMA published a phase 3 multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of poloxamer 188 in 255 children and adults with sickle cell disease hospitalized with a vaso-occlusive episode. In that study, Orringer et al found a modest, statistically significa…

Walter F. Mondale (2021-04-20). New Tools for Social Progress. progressive.org An article by U.S. Senator Walter F. Mondale from the September 1967 issue of The Progressive.

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-20). Pentagon Adds Africa to Global Battleground with China and Russia. globalresearch.ca General Stephen Townsend, commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), and …

René Behoteguy Chávez (2021-04-20). Bolivia, escenario de disputa: Una lectura de los resultados de las elecciones subnacionales. globalizacion.ca Las elecciones subnacionales en Bolivia, celebradas el 7 de marzo, se pueden leer como una radicalización de los escenarios de disputa, con el MAS como partido hegemónico a nivel nacional pero con una derecha con presencia fuerte y radicalizada en…

Dr. Gilbert Doctorow (2021-04-20). Zero Mainstream Coverage Today of the Foiled, U.S. Backed Plot to Assassinate Belarus President Lukashenko. globalresearch.ca In his last book "War with Russia?" my friend and colleague …

Taylor White (2021-04-20). First GMO Mosquitoes to be Released in the Florida Keys. globalresearch.ca This spring, the biotechnology company

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-20). Anti-imperialists protest French-led Operation Barkhane in the Sahel. peoplesdispatch.org Groups have called the prolonged military campaign a French ploy to continue its hegemony over former colonies in Africa and to safeguard its stakes in mining in the region…

Frank Scott (2021-04-20). New Green Deal + Old War Deal = Same Rotten Deal. dissidentvoice.org While a new American administration presides over what many believe is a return to normal after the more openly blatant worship of wealth and Israel of the Trump regime, what's missed is that what passes for normal is what needs radical change. As long as market normalcy in the USA means hundreds of thousands of …

WSWS (2021-04-20). Bloomberg donates $25 million for fellowship at New York University's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. wsws.org The massive donation by number 21 on the list of global billionaires takes place at the same time that NYU, whose board includes some of Wall Street's most powerful figures, refuses to grant its graduate student workers' demand for a living wage.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-20). Haitian teachers embark on a national strike in rejection of insecurity and violence. peoplesdispatch.org School teachers across Haiti have embarked on a week-long national strike in rejection of the rampant insecurity and violence in the country and the lack of action by Jovenel MoàØse's de-facto government…

Rigatelli G, Zuin M. (2021-04-20). Fractional Flow Reserve Treatment and Major Adverse Cardiac Events in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The study by Dr Sud and colleagues, which measured single-vessel fractional flow reserve (FFR) in patients with coronary artery disease, demonstrated that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was associated with a lower rate of major adverse cardiac events for ischemic lesions on FFR but a higher rate of major adverse cardiac events for nonischemic lesions, compared with those not receiving PCI. While these findings support an FFR-based threshold for PCI procedures, we are concerned about its use in patients with heart failure. The authors do not appear to have considered the potential influence…

Pasqualina Curcio (2021-04-20). Congreso Bicentenario de los Pueblos: Propuestas. globalizacion.ca Se cumplen 200 años desde que nuestro Libertador Simón Bolívar, junto a hombres y mujeres patriotas, consolidaron la victoria de la lucha independentista contra el imperio español. Mientras batallaba contra los realistas profetizaba sobre el destino de Estados Unidos de…

Prof. Mauricio Metri (2021-04-20). Understanding Brazil's Crisis. globalresearch.ca The current Brazilian crisis gave its first signs with "spontaneous" demonstrations …

Fight Back (2021-04-20). Green Bay, WI: Community gathers alongside family of Jonathon Tubby for day of solidarity. fightbacknews.org Green Bay, WI – On April 18, nearly 100 members of the Green Bay and surrounding communities gathered for a rally to show solidarity and support with each other in the face of racism and police crimes. Leading the event was Justice for Jonathon, who seeks justice for Jonathon Tubby, an Oneida man who was murdered in 2018 by Green Bay police officer Erik O'Bryan while Tubby was handcuffed on the ground in the station sally port, pepper sprayed, and restrained by a police dog. | Speaking at the event was Marla Mahkimetas, a Menominee woman who spoke for her daughter-in-law Katelyn Kelly, who disappeared in June of…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-20). Several dozen U.S. fighter jets land in Poland for air combat drills. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Several dozen U.S. fighter jets land in Poland for air combat drillsRick Rozoff U.S. Air Force and Polish government sources confirm that American F-15 and F-16 fighter jets have arrived in Poland for joint exercises with host country aircraft; as a Radio Poland report phrases it, "amid concerns over a Russian troop build-up on the …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-20). Palestinian worshippers violently repressed by Israeli security forces near Al- Aqsa mosque. peoplesdispatch.org In recent times, the Al-Aqsa mosque complex has become a major flashpoint mainly because of the numerous attacks by Israeli security forces and extremist settler groups on those who come to pray at the mosque and the premises itself…

Kuehn BM. (2021-04-20). Preventable Vision Loss Affects Millions Globally. jamanetwork.com More than 1 billion people worldwide had untreated vision loss in 2020, even though 90% of the cases could have been prevented or treated, according to an international commission's report.

Casella JF, Barton BA, Kanter J, et al. (2021-04-20). Effect of Poloxamer 188 vs Placebo on Painful Vaso-Occlusive Episodes in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease. jamanetwork.com This phase 3 trial examines the effectiveness of poloxamer 188 in reducing the duration of painful vaso-occlusive episodes in children and adults with sickle cell disease compared with placebo.

Global Research News (2021-04-20). Global Research: Honest Journalism in Uncertain Times. globalresearch.ca Dear Readers, | We regularly receive feedback from you telling us how important the articles we publish are to you, especially in today's tumultuous and uncertain times. We thank you, and pledge that we will continue to deliver our daily dose …

Hsu Lei Watti (2021-04-20). Gen Z and the Battle for Democracy in Myanmar. progressive.org Young people are leading this struggle against a stolen election and ongoing repression.

Emanuel Pastreich (2021-04-20). The War of Global Corporate Wealth against Life and Humanity. globalresearch.ca Corporations, multinational investment banks, and the rich that they support, are …

Will Jones (2021-04-20). If Lockdowns Are Needed, Why Did More People Die in U.S. States Which Locked Down Than Those Which Did Not? globalresearch.ca One of the great things about America is that it has …

Staff (2021-04-20). Inflation in Venezuela Slows Down to 16.1% in March. orinocotribune.com Caracas, April 19, 2021 (OrinocoTribune.com).- Inflation in Venezuela reached 16.1% in March, according to According to data released on Saturday night by the Venezuelan institute, accumulated inflation for the first three months of 2021 reached 127.8%, after t…

_____ (2021-04-20). Governor DeSantis Signs Unprecedented Anti-Protest And Anti-Public Safety Law. popularresistance.org Tallahassee, Fla. – This morning, just days after the Republican-led Florida Senate voted to pass an unprecedented, costly and racially charged bill (House Bill 1) to censor protest, preempt local policing budgets and preserve symbols of white supremacy, Governor DeSantis is signing it into law. The bill passed despite widespread opposition by Floridians of all political ideologies and diverse sectors, after Governor DeSantis made it his number one legislative priority and lobbied behind doors to make sure it passed both Chambers as early as possible. The new law, which does nothing more than silence dissent and…

WSWS (2021-04-20). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Chilean union federation calls for nationwide strike; Quebec teachers push contract demands…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-20). France aided genocide in Rwanda, says official report. peoplesdispatch.org The report states that French officials and forces stationed in Rwanda continued their support to the state authorities even after acknowledging visible preparations of the genocide against the minority Tutsis…

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). U.S., Japan urged to stop interfering in China's internal affairs. ecns.cn A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Tuesday urged the United States and Japan to abide by the one-China principle and stop interfering in China's internal affairs.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Doctoral thesis' tale of hardship wins praise online. ecns.cn Recently, an acknowledgements section from a doctoral thesis has gone viral. The author reviewed his bumpy, challenging road to reach this point, which touched a large number of netizens.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). UN Security Council Open Debate: Chinese FM calls for peaceful approach to international issues. ecns.cn Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called on the international community to uphold the United Nations Charter and not to interfere in other countries' internal affairs. He spoke on Monday via video, at a UN Security Council High-Level Open Debate.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). On top of green buildings world. ecns.cn For the fifth consecutive year, China ranked top on the annual list of Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED, outside the United States, in 2020, marking its progress in meeting its carbon neutrality goal by 2060.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Young entrepreneur from HK develops environment-friendly packing box. ecns.cn Wang Baidong from Hong Kong, founder of a Huizhou-based startup, has developed an environment-friendly packing box along with his research team.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). China to announce name of its first Mars rover. ecns.cn China will announce the name of its first Mars rover on the Space Day of China, which falls on April 24, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Chinese FM to attend UNSC open debate. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping's special representative Wang Yi, also Chinese state councilor and foreign minister, will attend a United Nations (UN) high-level open debate, foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Hurun Report chairman: China leads in livestream shopping. ecns.cn Rupert Hoogewerf, Hurun Report chairman and chief researcher, said Tuesday on the sideline of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2021 that China's livestream shopping is a new trend.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). 'Forced labor' label belongs to U.S.: Chinese FM spokesperson. ecns.cn The United States has repeatedly smeared China by fabricating claims of "forced labor" in Xinjiang, but facts show that the label of "forced labor" belongs to the United States itself, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Xi stresses building world-class universities to serve nation in visit to Tsinghua. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday stressed adhering to the direction of building world-class universities with Chinese characteristics to serve national rejuvenation as he visited Tsinghua University ahead of its 110th anniversary.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). China expects to deepen int'l cooperation in poverty reduction. ecns.cn China has long maintained close cooperation with the international community in poverty alleviation and rural development, and expects to deepen such cooperation, Wang Zhengpu, head of the national administration for rural vitalization, said on Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Fun parent-child marathon held in Chongqing wildlife park. ecns.cn A fun parent-child marathon was held at the Wildlife World of Chongqing's Locajoy Theme Park in Chongqing on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Boao Forum For Asia Annual Conference 2021. ecns.cn &nbsp…

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). ROK says to join IAEA monitoring team for Fukushima wastewater release. ecns.cn South Korea will make sure to participate in an international monitoring team led by the UN nuclear watchdog for Japan's planned release of nuclear polluted water from its wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant, Yonhap reported, citing the country's foreign ministry.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). China builds world's largest 5G network. ecns.cn China has preliminarily built the world's largest 5G network, with 260 million 5G mobile connections, said Liu Liehong, vice-minister of industry and information technology."ÄÄ"ÄÄMore content to follow. Please refresh the page later.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). China's loan prime rates remain unchanged. ecns.cn China's one-year loan prime rate (LPR), a market-based benchmark lending rate, came in at 3.85 percent on Tuesday, unchanged from the previous month.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Japan's decision to dump nuclear wastewater 'extremely irresponsible': experts. ecns.cn Chinese experts have condemned Japan's unilateral decision to discharge nuclear wastewater into the sea, calling it "extremely irresponsible."

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Mega hydropower project in SW China will be fully operational in July. ecns.cn The last four electricity-generation units of the Wudongde Hydropower Station have entered the final assembly stage and are scheduled to be fully operational by July 1.

ecns.cn (2021-04-20). Beijing's Daxing district to build 40-hectare commercial aerospace industry base. ecns.cn The first Beijing commercial aerospace development conference was held in Daxing district on Sunday. Daxing district signed several commercial aerospace industry projects and an agreement for future cooperation with 16 commercial aerospace companies.

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