2021-04-22: News Headlines

Staff (2021-04-22). "An Apocalyptic Situation": Indian Hospitals Overwhelmed as COVID Cases Soar in "Modi-Made Disaster" democracynow.org We go to Mumbai, India, for an update on the state of crisis in the country as COVID-19 cases surge and hospitals run out of oxygen. India recently recorded 315,000 new cases in a single day, the highest daily toll in any country since the start of the pandemic, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi has continued to hold large campaign rallies. Public health experts have blamed the surge on a number of factors, including the government's reluctance to impose another round of lockdowns, the spread of a double mutant variant of the virus, a recent Hindu festival attended by millions, and a slow vaccination drive. India…

William Donohue (2021-04-22). Armenian Genocide Was A Christian Genocide — OpEd. eurasiareview.com On April 24, Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, President Biden is expected to make a statement on the massacre of the Armenian people that took place in 1915-1916. This was the first of three genocides in the twentieth century; the other two were Stalin's mass killing of the Ukrainians and Hitler's annihilation of the Jews. | We urge President Biden to call the massacre of the Armenians for what it is—genocide. To this day, Turkish leaders take umbrage at any mention of this subject, preferring to live in a state of denial. We should not appease them any longer. Regrettably, too many presidents and sena…

Noam Chomsky (2021-04-22). Green New Deal Is Essential for Human Survival. zcomm.org If we do end up building a viable clean energy system through a global Green New Deal, we will therefore also succeed in advancing democracy and egalitarianism…

Staff (2021-04-22). Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: Green New Deal Is Essential for Human Survival. truthout.org This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. | Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970, an era which marks the beginning of the modern environmental movement, with concerns built primarily around air and water pollution. Of course, the state of the environment has shifted dramatically since then, and while environmental policy has changed a lot in the United States over the past 50 years, biodiversity is in great…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-04-22). A Palestinian Prayer for Ramadan: May the Voices of the Oppressed Be Heard. dissidentvoice.org COVID-19 cases in Palestine, especially in Gaza, have reached record highs, largely due to the arrival of a greatly contagious coronavirus variant which was first identified in Britain. Gaza has always been vulnerable to the deadly pandemic. Under a hermetic Israeli blockade since 2006, the densely populated Gaza Strip lacks basic services like clean water, …

Staff (2021-04-22). Meet the Texas Doctor Developing a "People's Vaccine" to Help Inoculate Billions Around the World. democracynow.org We look at the state of the pandemic and vaccine rollout in the United States and around the world with Dr. Peter Hotez, co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children's Hospital and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hotez is part of a team at Baylor University that is working with a private Indian company to develop a low-cost COVID-19 vaccine. The task of developing a simple vaccine is "daunting," Dr. Hotez says. "We're talking about 5 billion doses of vaccine. And the question is: Where do you get 5 billion doses of vaccine?" he says. "We'r…

Staff (2021-04-22). Headlines for April 22, 2021. democracynow.org India Reports Over 315,000 COVID-19 Infections, the Single Worst Daily Toll of Pandemic, Latin American Nations Suffer "Worst Moment" of Coronavirus Pandemic, U.S. Vaccination Pace Slows as White House Hits Goal of 200 Million Doses in 100 Days, Department of Justice Launches Civil Probe into Minneapolis Police Misconduct, Funeral Services Held for Daunte Wright, 20-Year-Old Black Man Killed by White Minnesota Cop, NC Protesters Demand Release of Footage Showing Police Killing of Andrew Brown, Columbus Police Body-Camera Footage Shows Officer Shot 16-Year-Old Ma'Khia Bryant Four Times, GOP Lawmakers in Iowa and O…

Staff (2021-04-22). Decolonization or Extinction: Indigenous Red Deal Lays Out Plan to Save the Earth. democracynow.org On Earth Day, we speak with two of the more than two dozen Indigenous authors of a new book that looks at the history of resistance against colonialism and capitalism and lays out a vision for the future to address the climate crisis. "The Red Deal: Indigenous Action to Save Our Earth" details the centuries of Indigenous resistance that created the movement at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access pipeline and what movements centering justice for Indigenous people must look like. The book offers a "people's program to prevent extinction," says Melanie Yazzie, assistant professor of Native American studies and A…

Stephen Lendman (2021-04-22). Face Masks Don't Protect and Risk Serious Harm to Health. Stanford Study. globalresearch.ca US-dominated Western governments lie and otherwise mass deceive their people on …

Stephen Lendman (2021-04-22). Fake News Reports. is Russia Preparing to Invade Ukraine? Zelensky Ready for War? globalresearch.ca When major media operate exclusively as press agents for wealth, power, …

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-04-22). Afghanistan: US Exit Is with Caveats. globalresearch.ca The United States and NATO are yet to begin the withdrawal …

Staff (2021-04-22). Putin Condemns 'Regime Change' Attempts in Belarus and Venezuela. orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, April 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his annual message to the Federal Assembly of Russia in which he condemned the attempts to change governments by force, such as those that occurred in Belarus or Venezuela. | "You can have any opinion about, for example, the former president of Ukraine [Victor] Yanukovych or [President of Venezuela, Nicolás] Maduro (…) have any point of view about the president of Belarus, [Alexandr] Lukashenko, but the practice of organizing coups, plans for political assassinations, including those of high-ranking officials, exceed all limits," Putin said, as rep…

Lucia Eugenia Cordova (2021-04-22). Maduro's Administration Present at the Ibero-American Summit: Delcy Rodríguez Asks that Venezuelan Funds Be Unblocked and Responds to Colombia's Duque. orinocotribune.com The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela participated at the XXVII Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government, which took place in an online conference this Wednesday, April 21. As appropriate, the government of President Nicolás Maduro was represented by its Executive Vice President, Delcy Rodríguez. She gave a brief but forceful speech, adjusted to the regulations that govern speech rights in this international consultative forum. Two important moments are identified in her speech: the first came with the reiteration of the denunciation of the criminal blockade that curtails the fundamental rights of th…

Editor2 (2021-04-22). Will Biden's Central American Plan Slow Migration (or Speed It Up)? orinocotribune.com By Aviva Chomsky — Apr 20, 2021 | Joe Biden entered the White House with some inspiring yet contradictory positions on immigration and Central America. He promised to reverse Donald Trump's draconian anti-immigrant policies while, through his " Although t…

Brenda Norrell (2021-04-22). 'Financing Border Wars' Corporations violating human rights on Arizona border. indybay.org The new report, "Financing Border Wars," details the push for border walls, drones and biometrics — including iris scans and finger prints — which violate the international human rights of migrants and refugees. The abuse includes tracking surveillance on phones and social media.

_____ (2021-04-22). Britain on the Road to Kleptocracy. strategic-culture.org By Patrick COCKBURN | I used to meet

Editor2 (2021-04-22). Vienna Talks Reveal Biden Team's Attachment to Sanctions that Would Torpedo Iran Deal. orinocotribune.com By Gareth Porter — Apr 18, 2021 | Biden's foreign policy team refuses to relieve Iran from sanctions illegally imposed by the Trump administration, setting the stage for the collapse of negotiations and a major crisis. | The Biden administration signaled once again at the April 9 Vienna meeting on the Iran nuclear deal that it intends to maintain Trump-era Iran sanctions in an effort to win political and military concessions going well beyond the original deal itself. Team Biden continued to insist during the conference that Iran return to full compliance with the nuclear agreement without any reciprocal US…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-04-22). Tomgram: Nina Burleigh, The Pandemic Memory Hole. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. World War I was, however faintly, still part of my life when I grew up in the Cold War years. I can remember being hoisted on my father's shoulders to see the aging American veterans of that global …

VINS (2021-04-22). Zoom Classrooms Raise Concerns about Law Enforcement Surveillance and 4th Amendment Rights. projectcensored.org Zoom's popularity skyrocketed as the COVID-19 pandemic intensified in Spring 2020, and the company's revenues rose more than 169 percent. Online conferencing has enabled people to continue their work, school,…

Dilip Hiro (2021-04-22). Biden's Anti-China Ambitions. counterpunch.org 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

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-22). New Report Highlights COVID-19 Impact On African Trade Finance. eurasiareview.com African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership (MFW4A) released on 15 April the African Trade Finance Survey Report which provides a better understanding of the trade finance landscape across Africa and how it has evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report is the first of its kind, surveying 185 banks from across Africa, representing more than 58% of total assets held by African banks. | In his opening remarks, Professor Benedict Oramah, President of…

Marcos Chamon, Jonathan D. Ostry* (2021-04-22). A Future With High Public Debt: Low-For-Long Is Not Low Forever — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Many countries are experiencing a combination of high public debt and low interest rates. This was already the case in advanced economies even prior to the pandemic but has become even starker in its aftermath. A growing number of emerging market and developing economies are likewise enjoying a period of negative real rates—the interest rate minus inflation—on government debt. The IMF has called on countries to

news.un (2021-04-22). 'Careers have no gender', connect girls to tech, for a brighter future UN urges. news.un.org Despite information and communication technology playing such a key role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN chief said that half the world remains offline, in his message marking International Girls in ICT Day, on Thursday — most of whom are women and girls in developing countries.

Susan Price (2021-04-22). Philippines: 'Duterte resign!' . greenleft.org.au There are growing calls for Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte to resign over his government's mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, corruption and brutality, reports Susan Price.

WSWS (2021-04-22). Canada's vaccine rollout debacle key contributor to COVID-19 third wave. wsws.org Amid the deadliest wave of the pandemic to date, Canada's vaccine rollout is operating at barely half of its capacity.

George Galloway (2021-04-22). George Galloway: McCarthy's Law is Coming, as UK Wants to Register Me as a Foreign Agent… Because I Work for RT. orinocotribune.com By George Galloway — Apr 20, 2021 | Rumours are gathering momentum of a planned register for those in Britain considered to be 'agents of foreign governments'—including me. But I have nothing to hide, unlike the Tory cronies raking it in thanks to the pandemic. | The way things are going, one could understand if a register of British government agents was drawn up. After all, we have a media seeded with covert partners of state-funded 'initiatives', full of 'integrity' every one of them, not at all compromised by the secret sources of their lifestyles. | We have a veritable sea of troubles seeping into…

George Galloway (2021-04-22). George Galloway: McCarthy's law is Coming, as UK Wants to Register me as a Foreign Agent…Because I Work for RT. orinocotribune.com By George Galloway — Apr 20, 2021 | Rumours are gathering momentum of a planned register for those in Britain considered to be 'agents of foreign governments' — including me. But I have nothing to hide, unlike the Tory cronies raking it in thanks to the pandemic. | The way things are going, one could understand if a register of British government agents was drawn up. After all, we have a media seeded with covert partners of state-funded 'initiatives', full of 'integrity' every one of them, not at all compromised by the secret sources of their lifestyles. | We have a veritable sea of troubles seeping in…

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). BRI cooperation to spearhead post-pandemic recovery, says Malaysian expert. ecns.cn The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is expected to spearhead…

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Hong Kong youngsters look to mainland GBA cities for career. ecns.cn With the local job market under great pressure due to a sluggish economy hit hard by pandemic, more young people in Hong Kong have turned to mainland cities of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to realize their ambitions and dreams.

The Canary (2021-04-22). Student leaders call on competition watchdog to take action over fee refunds. thecanary.co A group of students' unions have written to the competition watchdog, urging it to "take action to uphold students' rights" over tuition fees and rent payments amid the pandemic. | The open letter, backed by student leaders at 19 universities across the UK, calls on the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to help students asking for blanket fee refunds as a result of Covid-19 disruption. | It urges the regulator to address the "broken" complaints process for students claiming refunds, and help advise students on their ability to withhold fee payments "if they have lost out" due to the pandemic. | The letter,…

Staff (2021-04-22). To Survive Next Pandemic, We Must Not Forget COVID Like We Forgot the 1918 Flu. truthout.org The second Moderna shot made me sick — as predicted. A 24-hour touch of what an alarmed immune system feels like left me all the more grateful for my good fortune in avoiding the real thing and for being alive at a time when science had devised a 95% effective vaccine in record time. | To distract myself from the fever as I tried to sleep, I visualized strands of synthetic messenger RNA floating into my cells to produce the alien spike protein that attracted my warrior T-cells. I drift…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-22). Middle East-North Africa most dangerous for journalists, says RSF's 2021 press freedom index. peoplesdispatch.org Press freedoms in almost 75% of the 180 countries evaluated in the index have significantly declined. This has been aggravated by the COVID-19 outbreak which many countries have used as justification for exercising more control over the news media…

Harriet Alexander (2021-04-22). Pentagon Scientists Reveal a Microchip that Senses COVID-19 in Your Body before You Show Symptoms and a Filter that Extracts the Virus from Blood. globalresearch.ca Pentagon scientists working inside a secretive unit set up at the …

C.J. Hopkins (2021-04-22). The Covidian Cult (Part II). dissidentvoice.org Back in October of 2020, I wrote an essay called The Covidian Cult, in which I described the so-called "New Normal" as a global totalitarian ideological movement. Developments over the last six months have borne out the accuracy of that analogy. A full year after the initial roll-out of the utterly horrifying and completely fictional …

Reynard Loki (2021-04-22). The Ecological Toll of Disposable COVID Masks and Gloves. counterpunch.org One of the most distinguishable features of the COVID-19 era is the public, everyday use of personal protective equipment (PPE), mainly in the form of disposable face masks and latex gloves. And while these thin layers protect us and others from transmitting and contracting SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the lower respiratory tract disease,

Susan Price (2021-04-22). COVID-19 spreading rapidly in North-East Syria. greenleft.org.au COVID-19 cases are spreading rapidly in the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES), also known as Rojava, reports Susan Price.

VINS (2021-04-22). Report Documents Governments' Use of COVID-19 to Impose Authoritarian Policies. projectcensored.org A January 2021 report by the American Friends Service Committee documents how local and state governments arounds the world have implemented "extreme emergency measures under the cover of responding to…

Jesper D. Gunst, Nina B. Staerke, Marie H. Pahus, Lena H. Kristensen, Jacob Bodilsen, Nicolai Lohse, Lars S. Dalgaard, Dorthe Brà∏nnum, Ole Frà∂bert, Bo Hà∏nge, Isik S. Johansen, Ida Monrad, Christian Erikstrup, Regitze Rosendal, Emil Vilstrup, Theis Mariager, Dorthe G. Bove, Rasmus Offersen, Shakil Shakar, Sara Cajander, Nis P. Jà∏rgensen, Sajitha S. Sritharan, Peter Breining, Sà∏ren Jespersen, Klaus L. Mortensen, Mads L. Jensen, Lilian Kolte, Giacomo S. Frattari, Carsten S. Larsen, Merete Storgaard, Lars P. Nielsen, Martin Tolstrup, Eva A. Sà¶dder, Lars J. àòstergaard, Hien T.T. Ngo, Morten H. Jensen, Jesper F. Hà∏jen, Mads Kjolby, Ole S. Sà∏gaard (2021-04-22). [Research Paper] Efficacy of the TMPRSS2 inhibitor camostat mesilate in patients hospitalized with Covid-19-a double-blind randomized controlled trial. thelancet.com Under this protocol, camostat mesilate treatment was not associated with increased adverse events during hospitalization for Covid-19 and did not affect time to clinical improvement, progression to ICU admission or mortality.

news.un (2021-04-22). Syria receives first COVID-19 vaccines, for most vulnerable. news.un.org More than 250,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Syria on Thursday from the UN-backed COVAX initiative, to inoculate the country's frontline health workers.

Staff (2021-04-22). Putin Condemns 'Regime Change' Attempts in Belarus and Venezuela. orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, April 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his annual message to the Federal Assembly of Russia in which he condemned the attempts to change governments by force, such as those that occurred in Belarus or Venezuela. | "You can have any opinion about, for example, the former president of Ukraine [Victor] Yanukovych or [President of Venezuela, Nicolás] Maduro (…) have any point of view about the president of Belarus, [Alexandr] Lukashenko, but the practice of organizing coups, plans for political assassinations, including those of high-ranking officials, exceed all limits," Putin said, as rep…

Jesper D. Gunst, Nina B. Staerke, Marie H. Pahus, Lena H. Kristensen, Jacob Bodilsen, Nicolai Lohse, Lars S. Dalgaard, Dorthe Brà∏nnum, Ole Frà∂bert, Bo Hà∏nge, Isik S. Johansen, Ida Monrad, Christian Erikstrup, Regitze Rosendal, Emil Vilstrup, Theis Mariager, Dorthe G. Bove, Rasmus Offersen, Shakil Shakar, Sara Cajander, Nis P. Jà∏rgensen, Sajitha S. Sritharan, Peter Breining, Sà∏ren Jespersen, Klaus L. Mortensen, Mads L. Jensen, Lilian Kolte, Giacomo S. Frattari, Carsten S. Larsen, Merete Storgaard, Lars P. Nielsen, Martin Tolstrup, Eva A. Sà¶dder, Lars J. àòstergaard, Hien T.T. Ngo, Morten H. Jensen, Jesper F. Hà∏jen, Mads Kjolby, Ole S. Sà∏gaard (2021-04-22). [Research Paper] Efficacy of the TMPRSS2 inhibitor camostat mesilate in patients hospitalized with Covid-19-a double-blind randomized controlled trial. thelancet.com Under this protocol, camostat mesilate treatment was not associated with increased adverse events during hospitalization for Covid-19 and did not affect time to clinical improvement, progression to ICU admission or mortality.

Qiao Collective (2021-04-22). Why China's vaccine internationalism matters. mronline.org As rich nations stockpile COVID-19 vaccines, China is providing a lifeline to Global South nations spurned by Western pharmaceuticals and excluded by the West's neocolonial vaccine nationalism. So why is China being smeared for its efforts? | April 22, 2021 | Newswire…

Dorothy Cummings McLean (2021-04-22). Yale Public Health Professor Suggests 60% of New COVID-19 Patients Have Received Vaccine. globalresearch.ca An American Professor of Epidemiology at Yale University revealed that the …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-22). Ahead of crucial WTO meet, rights groups urge patent waiver on COVID-19 vaccines. peoplesdispatch.org The rich countries have opposed the proposal of a patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines put forth by over 100 poorer countries, calling it harmful for the interests of drug companies…

Rachel Carle (2021-04-22). The WTO Stopped Millions of People From Receiving a COVID-19 Vaccine. zcomm.org We should not expect the WTO to rule in the favor of equity; it was never designed to…

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Australian man hospitalized with blood clots after Pfizer jab. ecns.cn A policeman was reportedly being treated for blood clots on Wednesday in the Australian state of Queensland after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 4.43 mln: Africa CDC. ecns.cn The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,439,823 as of Tuesday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Australian COVID-19 vaccine rollout plagued by "uncertainties": health chief. ecns.cn Australia's coronavirus vaccine timetable remains uncertain, Secretary of the Department of Health Brendan Murphy has said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). China to produce more than 3b COVID-19 vaccines this year: Official. ecns.cn China is expected to produce more than 3 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses this year, an official said Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Research team member expresses surprise, consternation over WHO director's remarks. ecns.cn A scientist who took part in the international team studying the origins of COVID-19 has expressed surprise and dissatisfaction at remarks made by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom over the hypothesis the virus leaked from a laboratory in China.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). India records fresh high of nearly 300,000 new COVID-19 cases, over 2,000 more deaths. ecns.cn India recorded 295,041 new COVID-19 cases and 2,023 more deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the caseload to 15,616,130 and the death toll to 182,553, according to data released by the health ministry on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Chinese health official stresses preventing COVID-19 import. ecns.cn A Chinese health official Wednesday called for continuous efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 through imported cases as the number of patients around the globe keeps rising.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Indian PM rules out lockdown despite second wave of COVID-19. ecns.cn Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday ruled out a lockdown amid the second wave of COVID-19 in the country.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Brazil's COVID-19 cases top 14 mln. ecns.cn Brazil reported 69,381 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 14,043,076…

sputniknews (2021-04-22). Pfizer Says Identified Counterfeit COVID-19 Vaccines in Mexico, Poland — Reports. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The US pharmaceutical company Pfizer has identified fake doses of its vaccine against COVID-19 in Mexico and Poland, The Wall Street Journal reported.

_____ (2021-04-22). The Women Of The Warrior Met Strike. popularresistance.org Alabama – Just 40 miles to the west of where Amazon workers at the BHM1 facility in Bessemer, Alabama, were voting on whether to form a union, 1,100 mine workers at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood began a strike for a fair contract and better working conditions. The strike is now entering its third week, and already the workers have surmounted their first significant obstacle: they voted overwhelmingly to reject a wretched deal presented by the company, one that many workers called "a slap in the face." The tentative agreement (TA) presented by UMWA union representatives and the company fails to address the workers…

_____ (2021-04-22). Worker Centers: Where Causes Cohere, And Forge Power. popularresistance.org In October 2020, on what Amazon calls "Prime Day," Fadumo Mohamed and her co-workers at an Amazon fulfillment center outside Minneapolis stood in the whipping wind alongside a handmade banner that read "Amazon: Hear Our Voice." As the wind howled, Mohamed, bundled in hijab, a face mask, a long black skirt, and track jacket, approached a microphone and shouted to be heard over the storm, "We are human, we are not robots! We have to speak up! We have a voice! We are risking our health!" | In February, Mohamed's two-and-a-half-year-old son took sick, and she had to take him to the hospital for emergency surgery. She…

Moderator (2021-04-22). Glenn Greenwald: What Americans Must Urgently Learn from Brazil. scheerpost.com Chris Hedges talks to the journalist Glenn Greenwald on this week's "On Contact" about his reporting exposing the corruption among Brazil's political, judicial and economic elite. Greenwald was able to show through a trove of documents how the current Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro and his crypto-fascist party manipulated the legal system, with the connivance of …

Medea Benjamin (2021-04-22). U.S. Joins Past Empires In Afghan Graveyard. zcomm.org President Biden announced a removal of all U.S. troops by September 11, but he failed to include some important details…

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-04-22). Prague's Call for EU "Solidarity Expulsions" Against Russian Diplomats Falls on Deaf Ears. globalresearch.ca The U.S. failed to impose new sanctions on Russia and expel …

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-04-22). Zelensky's Failure to Secure Support in Paris Demonstrates Ukraine's Isolation from Europe. globalresearch.ca Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky returned to his country after a failed …

South Front (2021-04-22). Video: Towards All Out War? Worldwide Chaos Just a Step Away in Eastern Ukraine. globalresearch.ca Preparations for open conflict in Ukraine are ongoing as a sense …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-22). Greed and the European Super League. counterpunch.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

Eds. (2021-04-22). Report sheds light on the pattern of overpricing that led cops to pull over Daunte Wright. mronline.org The criminal legal system "relies heavily on collecting money from the very people targeted by the system," in the process incentivizing police to punish as many people as possible, the authors of the ACLU report write. | April 22, 2021 | Newswire…

Tina Landis (2021-04-22). We can solve the climate crisis! liberationnews.org Climate change is unfolding at an increasingly rapid rate with more severe droughts, storms, wildfires and floods impacting the globe. Yet, the capitalists continue to plunder the planet.

Juan Cole (2021-04-22). A big Effing Deal: On Eve of Climate Summit, news that Biden will cut US C02 Emissions 50% by 2030. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — ( Matthew Daly at the Associated Press reports that President Biden will announce at Thursday's virtual international Climate Summit that the US will commit to reducing its annual carbon dioxide emissions by half of the 2005 peak by 2030. Joe Biden famously used an expletive to describe the passage of …

Liberation Staff (2021-04-22). Chauvin verdict—People in the street say: 'Today we made history! Tomorrow, it's back to work!" liberationnews.org Feature image: Demonstrators holding up four fingers, symbolizing Chauvin's three accomplices plus Kim Potter, the cop who killed Daunte Wright. Liberation photo. On April 20 as it was announced that a verdict had been reached in the case of Derek Chauvin, people gathered in cities around the country to hear the verdict read, prepared to …

The Conversation (2021-04-22). Afghanistan pullout: Nato betrays its own values if interpreters and other local staff are left at risk. juancole.com By Sara de Jong | — The announcement of the US and Nato military withdrawal from Afghanistan later this year has elicited many responses, not least expressions of concern about the plight of interpreters and other local staff employed by western military forces. These concerns are not new but now have renewed urgency. The release …

John Bachtell (2021-04-22). Ambitious Earth Day target: Biden announces 50% emissions cut. peoplesworld.org President Joe Biden announced an ambitious goal to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in response to the looming climate crisis on Thursday morning. With the goal, GHG emissions are to be reduced by 50% of the 2005 level by the year 2030. Environmentalists, scientists, labor leaders, and many elected officials and businesses enthusiastically greeted …

Sophia Tareen (2021-04-22). Emmett Till was the first George Floyd. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO (AP)—A Black Chicago teen's lynching in 1955 galvanized the Civil Rights Movement. A Black Minneapolis man's killing by police last year propelled a worldwide call for racial justice and ending police brutality. The murders of Emmett Till and George Floyd were separated by more than six decades, contrasting circumstances and countless protests, but their …

Leif Autzen (2021-04-22). Columbus, Ohio, police kill 16-year-old. liberationnews.org Merely 20 minutes before Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict was announced to the nation, 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant was shot four times in the chest by officer Nicholas Reardon of the Columbus Police Department.

PAI (2021-04-22). Reactions to Chauvin guilty verdict: Only a first step to justice. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The overwhelming reaction to the Minneapolis jury's verdict finding former city police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all charges of murder and manslaughter in kneeing George Floyd to death last year was that it was great, but only a first step towards justice. From union leaders to Black Lives Matter to the Women's March, virtually …

Domenica Ghanem (2021-04-22). Jeopardy category is: Reparations for victims of U.S. capitalism. peoplesworld.org A House bill to study reparations for slavery, H.R. 40, resurfaced in committee this April and is dusting up old debates about how much is owed, to whom, and who should pay. The issue can be divisive. But as a supporter of reparations, a recent Jeopardy clue (of all things) left me feeling strangely optimistic. A few …

John Peter Daly (2021-04-22). The doctor who stood up to the racist rioters on Mississippi's Bloody Sunday. liberationnews.org The historic wade-ins that desecrated Mississippi's beaches.

Staff (2021-04-22). Haki Madhubuti Pt. 2: Liberation Narratives. therealnews.com In Part 2 of their conversation, @HakiMadhubuti and the professors continue their conversation answering the question: "How can we best pass on the legacy of institution building?" Tune in for Professor Madhubuti's answer, as well as his reading of his poem "Liberation Narratives." | A leading poet and one of the architects of the Black Arts Movement, Haki R. Madhubuti (pronounced Mad-hu-boo-tee)—publisher, editor, and educator—has been a pivotal figure in the development of a strong Black literary tradition. He has published more than 31 books (some under his former name, Don L. Lee) and is one…

Eds. (2021-04-22). A model U.S. "fair shares" pledge. mronline.org You remember the Paris Agreement, right? As a good thing, right? | April 22, 2021 | Newswire…

Jomo Kwame Sundaram (2021-04-22). Another false start in Africa sold with green revolution myths. mronline.org AGRA was started, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, to double yields and incomes for 30 million smallholder farm households while halving food insecurity by 2020. | April 22, 2021 | Newswire…

Eds. (2021-04-22). Report sheds light on the pattern of over-policing that led cops to pull over Daunte Wright. mronline.org The criminal legal system "relies heavily on collecting money from the very people targeted by the system," in the process incentivizing police to punish as many people as possible, the authors of the ACLU report write. | April 22, 2021 | Newswire…

The Tricontinental (2021-04-22). Risen from the Ruins: The Economic History of Socialism in the German Democratic Republic. mronline.org The German Democratic Republic (DDR) was a socialist state founded in 1949 as a democratic, antifascist reaction to the Second World War. It redistributed land, socialised the means of production, and collectivised the agricultural system. | April 21, 2021 | Commentary…

David Rosen (2021-04-22). Will a Recovery Really End Structural Inequality? counterpunch.org On April 12th, Coney Island's Luna Park, Brooklyn's grand amusement playground, opened after a 529-day shutdown. Its centerpiece is the Cyclone rollercoaster, a rollicking breathtaking adventure of crazy ups-and-downs with tight turns, steep slopes and sometimes inversions. The Cyclone can be a metaphor for the U.S. economy of the last 15 years.

Steve Early (2021-04-22). Why is AFL-CIO So Worried About Its Vermont Affiliate? counterpunch.org Two years ago, a group of local union activists launched a reform campaign, called "Vermont AFL-CIO United!." They were frustrated with their own labor council's lack of militancy and creativity, plus its inability to aid new organizing, contract campaigns, or strikes. In a rare contested election, the Vermont reformers called for greater rank-and-file activism, within AFL-CIO affiliated unions and other Vermont labor organizations which represent state employees and teachers.

Anonymous669 (2021-04-22). Clashes Between SDF, NDF Renew In Al-Qamishli Despite Russian Efforts (Videos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | Clashes between the pro-government Syrian National Defense Forces (NDF) and Asayish, the security wing of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are still ongoing in the city of al-Qamishli in northeastern Syria. | The clashes came to a temporary halt on April 22 morning. A delegation of the Russian Military Police and the Syrian Arab Army met with representatives of Asayish in the Tayy district, where the clashes first broke out. | The two sides reportedly agreed on a ceasefire to de-esca…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-22). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On April 22, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | UAF shelled DPR positions in Zheleznaya Balka with a BMP-1 | UAF shelled the 6/7 Mine with 82-mm artillery | UAF targeted the Gagarin mine in Gorlovka with 120-mm artillery and an ATGM | UAF shelled Staromikhailovka with artillery | DPR forces shelled UAF positions near Pesky with 120-mm artillery and ATGM | DPR forces shelled UAF positions near Pivdenne with 120-mm artillery | DPR forces shelled UAF positions near Shumy with 82-mm artillery and grenade launcher…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-22). IKE Cyber Warfare Tool Entered U.S. Cyber Command. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | A critical cyber tool — Project Ike was officially delivered to US Cyber Command, after initially being developed by DARPA. | Project Ike is a prototyping effort that got its start under the name Plan X in 2013. After DARPA, it was moved to the Pentagon's Strategic Capabilities Office in July 2019 with an award to contractor Two Six Labs for $95 million dollars. | In early April 2021, the program finally moved under the Joint Cyber Co…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-22). New F-35 Program Contract Excludes Turkey. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 21st, Turkey's Anadolu Agency reported that the US and eight other countries have abolished the 2006 deal regarding the F-35 program and signed a new agreement that has excluded Turkey. | The state outlet cited an unnamed Pentagon official. | Washington removed Turkey from the F-35 Lightning II jet program in 2019, arguing that S-400 air missile systems acquired by Turkey could be used by Russia to covertly obtain classified details on the Lockheed Martin F-35 jets and is incompatible…

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Anonymous007 (2021-04-22). Israel Bombs Syria Twice In One Evening, After SAM Lands Near Dimona Nuclear Reator. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Just after midnight on April 21st, Israeli fighter jets carried out a series of strikes on unknown targets near Damascus. | They did so from the air above occupied Golan Heights. | Most of these were intercepted by Syrian Air Defense, but an errant missile landed in a field in southern Israel, near the nuclear center in Dimona. | The Israeli army said the missile landed in the Negev region and the air raid sirens were sounded in Abu Krinat, a village just a few k…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-22). Uzbek Terrorists Raided Syrian Army Post In Southern Idlib. Casualties Reported. southfront.org Illustrative image | On April 21, Uzbek terrorists raided a post of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the town of Ruwayhah in the southern Idlib countryside. | Syrian soldiers clashed with terrorists who attempted to storm…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-22). Iranian Revolutionary Guards Release Close Drone Footage Of US Aircraft Carrier. southfront.org Screen grab from the IRGC footage. | On April 21, the Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) released close drone footage of a US aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. | According to Iranian media, the IRGC shared the footage to demonstrate its state-of-the-art advancements in the field of drone technology. The footage was captured by a four-strong drone squadron. The exact type of the drones was not disclosed. | The footage shows the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) aircraft carrier, sailing alongside the USNS Choctaw…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-22). Indonesian Navy Searching For Disappeared Submarine With 53 On Board. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Indonesian Navy is attempting to find a missing submarine, with 53 sailors on board. | The 44-year-old submarine, KRI Nanggala-402, was conducting a torpedo drill in waters north of the island of Bali but failed to relay the results as expected, a navy spokesman said. | An aerial search found an oil spill near the submarine's dive location and two navy vessels with sonar capability have been deployed to assist in the search, the Defense Ministry said. | The oil spill is "highly suspect…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-22). Military Situation In Yemen On April 22, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 143 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On April 21, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 15 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On April 21, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Kitaf area | On April 21, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Shada area | On April 22, Ansar Allah attacked King Khalid Airbase with a Qase…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-22). Israel Bombs Syria Twice In One Evening, After SAM Lands Near Dimona Nuclear Reactor. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Just after midnight on April 21st, Israeli fighter jets carried out a series of strikes on unknown targets near Damascus. | They did so from the air above occupied Golan Heights. | Most of these were intercepted by Syrian Air Defense, but an errant missile landed in a field in southern Israel, near the nuclear center in Dimona. | The Israeli army said the missile landed in the Negev region and the air raid sirens were sounded in Abu Krinat, a village just a few k…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-22). Military Situation In Syria On April 22, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 22, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 39 times: 6 — in Idlib province, 27 — in Latakia province, 1 — in Hama province | On April 22, Israeli warplanes attacked Damascus city with several missiles. SAA air defense systems reportedly intercepted a number of missiles. 4 SAA soldiers were wounded when an Air Defense Battery was hit | On April 21, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positi…

Brian Terrell (2021-04-22). Biden's Drone Wars. counterpunch.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 come to an end on September 11, 2021, almost 20 years after it started.

Jonathan Cook (2021-04-22). In Our Hurry to Conquer Nature and Death, We Have Made a New Religion of Science. counterpunch.org Science has sought to shrink the realm of the inexplicable. We now understand — at least approximately — the laws of nature that govern the weather and catastrophic events like an earthquake. Telescopes and rocket-ships have also allowed us to probe deeper into the heavens to make a little more sense of the universe outside our tiny corner of it.

Caroline Cross (2021-04-22). Testing the boundaries of causation in mesothelioma deaths. ukhumanrightsblog.com Wandsworth BC v HMC for Inner West London [2021] EWHC 801 (Admin) — read judgment Mesothelioma deaths arising from asbestos regularly come before coroners. This case, though, is of particular interest because it tests the boundaries of causation in relation to mesothelioma deaths — what evidence is needed to show that asbestos exposure led to …

The Canary (2021-04-22). Don't know your net zero from your NDCs? This climate jargon buster could help. thecanary.co World leaders are under pressure to take action on climate change — but what exactly is it they are talking about? Here are some of the commonly used climate terms and what they mean. | — Greenhouse gases | These are gases that trap some of the heat from the sun in the atmosphere and keep the the planet warm enough for life to thrive. | Concentrations of these gases, which include carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, have increased at a rapid rate in recent years. | — Greenhouse gas or carbon emissions | This is the release of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide, into the atmosph…

The Canary (2021-04-22). Extinction Rebellion activists smash windows of HSBC's London headquarters. thecanary.co Climate change activists said they smashed the windows of HSBC's London headquarters over its links to the fossil fuel industry. | Nine women from Extinction Rebellion (XR) and the political party Burning Pink targeted the Canary Wharf building on Thursday morning, using hammers and chisels to break the glass. | They then placed stickers on the windows reading " £80 billion into fossil fuels in the last 5 years" and waited for police to arrive, XR said. | The Metropolitan Police said its officers were called to Canada Square shortly after 7am to reports of protesters causing "criminal damage to a building".

Staff (2021-04-22). Biden Opens Climate Summit With Pledge to Cut US Emissions in Half by 2030. truthout.org President Joe Biden on Thursday has pledged to cut carbon emissions from the U.S. to half of what they were in 2005 by the end of this decade. His announcement came on the first day of a virtual climate summit hosted by Biden. | "I've talked to the experts and I see the potential for a more prosperous and equitable future,"

Staff (2021-04-22). A Grim Season Looms — But Regenerative Agriculture Could Offer Hope. truthout.org This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. | When Alexis Koefoed's farm burned for the first time in 2008, she and her husband, who made a living raising pasture-grazing chickens at the time, lost 1,000 baby chicks and a brand-new barn. "I thought there could never be anything worse than this experience, until it happened three more times," she said. | That first time, an arsonist was to blame. But parts of the farm, in Vaca…

Staff (2021-04-22). 72-Year-Old Fisher Hunger Strikes to Press Biden to Revive Crude Oil Export Ban. truthout.org This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. | Seventy-two-year-old, fourth-generation retired shrimper Diane Wilson has been without food for 16 days. Her 1995 red Chevy, nicknamed "Rosie," has become a mobile campsite, and each morning she posts up on a causeway at the waterfront of Texas's Lavaca Bay, expending just enough energy to switch out a sign displaying the number of days she's been on hunger strike an…

IFIMES (2021-04-22). 2021 Elections In Albania: Edi Rama's Political Capitulation — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Albania has entered the final phase of the election campaign for the parliamentary elections, scheduled to take place on 25 April 2021. | Once again the elections will be a confrontation between two old rivals. Specifically, the Socialist Party (PS/S&D) headed by Prime Minister Edi Rama and the opposition group led by the Democratic Party (PD/EPP) headed by Lulzim Basha, which also includes the Movement for Socialist Integration (LSI) headed by Monika Kryemadhi. | As after the parliamentary elections Albania will be faced with the transition of government, it is necessary to ensure a peaceful transition and ac…

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-04-22). Mitbàºrger, wollt Ihr einen Killer-‚ÄûImpfstoff" finanzieren und euch damit ‚Äûimpfen" lassen? Reicht mir den Schierlingsbecher! globalresearch.ca Nachdem meine Ehefrau den aufràºttelnden Artikel von Prof. Chossudovsky

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-04-22). Fellow Citizens, Do You Want to Finance a Killer "Vaccine" and be "Inoculated" with It? Pass Me the Cup of Hemlock! globalresearch.ca After my wife carefully read Prof. Chossudovsky's startling article

Juan Cole (2021-04-22). On Eve of Climate Summit, Biden will cut US C02 Emissions 50% by 2030. zcomm.org With the Biden plan, we'll be putting on significantly less "weight" every year, and the carbon sink of the oceans will then allow us to "lose" a lot of carbon weight…

Greg Palast (2021-04-22). Deepwater Horizon: Corporate Homicide. zcomm.org BP's cover-up aided by Bush State Department…

John Feffer (2021-04-22). Afghanistan's Green Future? Earth Minerals and Renewables. juancole.com ( Foreign Policy in Focus ) — Can Afghanistan's mineral wealth finance a transition to a carbon-neutral future? By John Feffer | April 21, 2021 Everyone has a different Doomsday scenario for Afghanistan once U.S. and NATO troops withdraw by September 11. The Taliban will take over and reimpose their repressive social agenda. Al-Qaeda will …

_____ (2021-04-22). US Joins Past Empires In Afghan Graveyard. popularresistance.org An Afghan taxi-driver in Vancouver told one of us a decade ago that this day would come. "We defeated the Persian Empire in the eighteenth century, the British in the nineteenth, the Soviets in the twentieth. Now, with NATO, we're fighting twenty-eight countries, but we'll defeat them, too," said the taxi-driver, surely not a member of the Taliban, but quietly proud of his country's empire-killing credentials. | Now, after nearly twenty years of a war that has been as bloody and futile as all those previous invasions and occupations, the last 3,500 U.S. troops and their NATO brothers-in-arms will be coming home f…

Jason Ditz (2021-04-22). Istanbul Summit on Afghanistan Postponed After Taliban Rejects Attending. news.antiwar.com Long awaited as a key for trying to kickstart the Afghan peace process, the Istanbul summit was finally scheduled for next week, The Taliban had been set for the conference not so long ago, but are Officials indicate that they're pos…

sputniknews (2021-04-22). Afghanistan Under the Taliban: It Won't Be Like Last Time. sputniknews.com We've been in Afghanistan 20 years, Joe Biden's generals told him. All we need is a little more time. The president overruled them, ordering a complete withdrawal of American troops by September 11th.

Workers World Party (2021-04-22). PDF of April 22 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Spirit of May Day: Fight Back! After Amazon vote: Unionize ALL workers Smash police violence and white supremacy Release Mumia now! Tribute to Ramsey Clark. Anti-choice Bigots thwarted; 'The fire has started' in Alabama; Trans resistance; Editorial: FedEx massacre. GLOBAL: Madawaska Nation; Cuba; Haiti; Syria; Puerto Rico. . . . |

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-22). Progressives condemn Japan's decision to release contaminated water from Fukushima nuclear plant. peoplesdispatch.org The incumbent conservative government in Japan led by Yoshihide Suga has decided to release contaminated water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear reactors into the Pacific ocean…

Edward Hunt (2021-04-22). The Debate over Puerto Rico's Future: Statehood, Independence, or Something Else? progressive.org A Congressional divide leaves the island territory in colonial limbo.

Fight Back (2021-04-22). New York rallies and marches on the day of the Chauvin verdict. fightbacknews.org New York, NY – At approximately, 5 p.m. Eastern time, April 20, Derek Chauvin, the cop who fatally jammed his knee on George Floyd's neck for over to nine minutes, was found guilty on all three charges. The murder of George Floyd caused millions of people to take to take to the streets demanding justice. | Many organizations throughout the country had protests planned for the day of the verdict. In Brooklyn, the New York Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression called for a "Justice for George Floyd and NYPD Victims" rally for 6 p.m. in the plaza opposite the Barclay's Center. | The organizations that gat…

Fight Back (2021-04-22). Protesters surround Chicago City Hall for community control of the police. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – 300 protesters showed up for the first in-person city council meeting in a year, April 21, to demand passage of an ordinance called Empowering Communities for Public Safety (ECPS). Coming out of nine years of efforts by over 100 community organizations, labor unions, churches and other faith-based groups, the ordinance is a merger of two bills: CPAC (Civilian Police Accountability Council, proposed by the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression), and one proposed by GAPA (the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability). ECPS combines elements of the CPAC and GAPA bills to create…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-22). Opposition grows to revocation of Syrian refugees' residency permits by Denmark. peoplesdispatch.org Activists and human rights groups claim that the Danish government's move to declare parts of Syria safe for the refugees and asking them to return is based on a wrong assessment of the ground realities…

José Nicolás Medina Fuentes (2021-04-22). Reflexiones sobre Facebook. globalizacion.ca Intentamos preservar la mesura y la razón crítica en este periodo especial que es extremadamente difícil para los puertorriqueños y la humanidad. Se han conjugado en nuestro caso nacional una deuda odiosa impagable y quiebra territorial, magnificada por desastres naturales…

_____ (2021-04-22). Paulo Freire's Brazil: 'Return To Grassroots Popular Education'. popularresistance.org In my case, I spent four years in prison, two with political prisoners and two with ordinary prisoners. With the common prisoners, we experimented with popular education through theater, reading circles, crafts and painting. At the time, we were already inspired by the methodology devised by Paulo Freire. Next September will mark the 100th anniversary of his birth, and it is only right to recall how popular education, which he introduced, still has the potential to make the oppressed into social and political protagonists. I believe that it is also thanks to Paulo Freire that, in an elitist country like Brazil, w…

_____ (2021-04-22). Ohio Students Sit-in To Demand University Cut Ties With Police. popularresistance.org Students at Ohio State staged a sit-in protest and demanded that the university cut ties with Columbus Police in the wake of the killing of Ma'Khia Bryant. | The protest took place one day after a police officer shot and killed the 16-year-old girl in the city, just as the verdict in the George Floyd trial was reached. | Students staged their Wednesday protest in the Ohio Union before taking to the streets to march. | Some carried signs with the victim's name, along with phrases like "say her name", while another student had a sign that said, "Being Black shouldn't be a death sentence." | "Ohio State supports the…

_____ (2021-04-22). US Has No Moral Standing To Criticize Russia Or China. popularresistance.org The first and most urgent is Mumia Abu-Jamal, ones a leading Black journalist in Philadelphia who was convicted in 1982 of the killing of a white Philadelphia police officer in a trial marked by perjured testimony from clearly coached witnesses claiming to have seen an "execution style" slaying that crime photos and a gun test conducted by myself and fellow journalist Linn Washington, Jr., prove could not have happened as portrayed by the prosecutor, who himself was guilty of misconduct in lying about the availability of a witness to the judge. Abu-Jamal, who is about to turn 67, has served 40 years in prison, mo…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-22). After West builds up war hysteria for weeks, Russian troops return to bases after drills end. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com After West builds up war hysteria for weeks, Russian troops to return to bases after drills endRick Rozoff The Russian defense minister confirmed today that troops deployed to the south and west of the country, Crimea and areas east of Ukraine, have completed what were described as surprise combat readiness checks and would return to …

_____ (2021-04-22). We Can Solve The Climate Crisis! popularresistance.org Climate change is unfolding at an increasingly rapid rate with more severe droughts, storms, wildfires and floods impacting the globe. Yet, the capitalists continue to plunder the planet and extract fossil fuels, destroying ecosystems and increasing warming. The 2018 UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report warned that we have 12 years to avert runaway catastrophe. That call to action becomes more urgent by the day while the majority of governments globally take limited actions that fail to meet the urgency of the crisis. | The very system of capitalism itself is the cause of climate change with the Gl…

Dr. Jonathan Latham (2021-04-22). Agriculture's Greatest Myth. globalresearch.ca Sustainable, local, organic food grown on small farms has a tremendous …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-22). Haiti: Teachers and students protest against increasing violence and insecurity in MoàØse regime. peoplesdispatch.org School teachers across Haiti are on a national strike from April 19 to April 23 against the rampant insecurity and violence in the country…

Tayo Aluko (2021-04-22). A Robeson-Influenced Prayer and Birthday Greeting from England. counterpunch.org It was Paul Robeson who introduced us, albeit he'd been dead for 32 years. My new acquaintance had been locked away in prison for 26 years, and was still contesting a death sentence. The venue was the Oakland City Hall, and the occasion the grand opening, on what would have been Paul Robeson's 110th birthday —

VINS (2021-04-22). Tech Elite Threatened by Progressive San Francisco DA, Push for His Recall. projectcensored.org Venture capital tech elites threatened by San Francisco's homelessness and crime are pushing for a recall of San Francisco's progressive district attorney, Chesa Boudin. Citing an astronomical increase in crime,…

Steven Sahiounie (2021-04-22). Syrian Election Amid Terrorism and the US Occupation. globalresearch.ca On April 19, the

Shane Quinn (2021-04-22). Ukrainian Crisis has Root Causes in NATO Enlargement. orinocotribune.com By Shane Quinn — Apr 20, 2021 | Due to its location on the map between Russia and the EU-NATO states, the Ukraine or Ukraine has significant strategic importance as tensions there rise once more. The country is most commonly called "Ukraine" but, out of preference, the author will retain its less frequently used title of "the Ukraine". | Zbigniew Brzezinski, former US National Security Advisor (1977-1981) for president Jimmy Carter, wrote that Russian power would be diminished without control over the Ukraine, its western neighbour. | Brzezinski outlined of the Ukraine being "a new and important space on the…

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-04-22). Continúa la brutalidad policial contra la población negra de Estados Unidos. globalizacion.ca La muerte de Daunte Wright hace que los presupuestos policiales se reduzcan øCuántas personas negras tienen que ser asesinadas por la policía para que los políticos se den cuenta de que las costosas reformas no funcionan? | Tres semanas después del…

Dean Baker (2021-04-22). Biden's Education Proposals Sets Off Washington Post Orgy of Really Big Numbers. cepr.net In an article that ran under the headline "Biden's mammoth education agenda would the federal role from cradle to college," the Washington Post spewed a whole set of budget numbers with literally no context whatsoever, not even giving the number of years over which the money would be spent. For example, the piece told readers …

Dr. Ingvild Bode (2021-04-22). Worried About the Autonomous Weapons of the Future? Look at What's Already Gone Wrong. globalresearch.ca To the casual observer, the words "military AI" have a certain …

Macdonald Stainsby (2021-04-22). Québec City: 20 Years Since The Storming of the Wall. counterpunch.org Monday, April 16 was the day it began for me. The last time I used that opening sentence was 20 years ago, minus about two weeks. On April 16, 2001, I had finished hitchhiking to Calgary and was about to leave the Greyhound station from there to get a 3-day ride to Montréal. Once in

Clodovaldo Hernandez (2021-04-22). Do NGOs in the US and Spain Operate Without Rules? More Evidence of Double Standards for Venezuela. orinocotribune.com By Clodovaldo Hernandez — Apr 21, 2021 | US and Spanish authorities and media are "alarmed" by the rules Venezuela recently approved to regulate the operations of non-governmental organizations in its territory. It is an act of profound hypocrisy, because in the United States and Spain very strict laws apply regarding these supposedly independent and non-profit entities. | A cursory review of media such as La Voz de América or El País in Madrid reveals how the global media apparatus and officials from the US and Spain accuse Venezuelan government of persecuting and trying to destroy NGOs because it intends t…

_____ (2021-04-22). Love Letter For Our Afflicted Earth. popularresistance.org Dear Earth, in this journey that we call our existence, we produce, consume, we eat, drink, breathe and survive because you are the very essence of life. | Your voice is clearer than our words, stronger than our laws, and more just than our principles. How do we renew the promises of our Original Trust, and restore the confidence that you gave to past generations? | Dear Earth, this Original Trust is an agreement. You have whispered its many names and have warned us of deep contradictions in our understanding of that trust. | Now a poison threatens you, us, our home. Its identity might be cloaked but its name is…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-22). West Asian countries lead in global execution list, says Amnesty report. peoplesdispatch.org A scathing new report released by international human rights organization Amnesty International has revealed that countries in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region carried out the highest number of death penalties in 2020, reported Associated Press yesterday, April 21. The Amnesty report also stated that four countries in the MENA region, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, carried out an overwhelming 88% of all known executions worldwide last year. | According to the report, Iran executed 246 people, Egypt 107, Iraq 45, and Saudi Arabia 27, on a wide range of "vague and overly broad terror-related and othe…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-04-22). Guilty on All Charges: Chauvin, Cops and the Racist System. globalresearch.ca Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on three …

_____ (2021-04-22). Gun Violence Starts At The Top. popularresistance.org Mass shootings happen with appalling regularity in the United States. It is bad enough that recent shootings took place in Atlanta, Boulder, and Indianapolis, but the horror is always followed by the same useless faux debates. Half the population wants to limit gun ownership, the other half doesn't and continues a gun buying spree to prove their point. Politicians pretend to take action, victims are mourned, thoughts and prayers are uttered, and the cycle repeats itself with the next awful event. | What very few people dare to discuss is how these acts are connected with U.S. history and with the state in its cur…

Sustainability Times (2021-04-22). On Top of Causing Deadly Global Heating, Fossil fuels cause 1 in 5 Adult deaths each year. juancole.com ( Sustainability Times) — Researchers at Harvard University in the United States, working with colleagues at the University of Birmingham, the University of Leicester and University College London in the United States, estimate in a new study that exposure to airborne fine particulate matter (PM2.5) from fossil fuel emissions resulted in nearly one in five …

Thomas Knapp (2021-04-22). A Biden-Putin Summit: Jaw-Jaw is Better than War-War. counterpunch.org On April 13, US president Joe Biden spoke by phone with Russian president Vladimir Putin, whom he has previously referred to, in pot/kettle fashion, as a "killer." During the call, Biden proposed a summit between the two in the near future. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Russian chess legend and political exile Garry Kasparov

DoD News (2021-04-22). Commander Says Africa Too Important For US To Ignore. eurasiareview.com By Jim Garamone | Africa is a fascinating continent of tremendous possibilities but also tremendous dangers, and the U.S. ignores the nations of Africa at its own peril, the commander of the U.S. Africa Command said during an interview. | "China and Russia don't ignore Africa, and that alone should say something," Army Gen. Stephen J. Townsend said. | Africa has 13 of the 25 fastest growing economies in the world, Townsend said. In a time of climate change, Afri…

Dominic Kailash Nath Waughray* (2021-04-22). Earth Day 2021: A Turning Point For Climate Action — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Earth Day 2021 marks a historic moment for action on climate change. Today, at President Biden's unprecedented Leaders Summit on Climate, he put forward an ambitious national commitment from the US to help the world tackle the climate crisis — to halve greenhouse gas emissions from the country by 2030 compared to 2005. | Combined with existing commitments to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 from the EU, the UK and other major G20 economies including Japan and the Republic of Korea, as well as a commitment from President Xi to peak China's carbon emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon-neutral growth by 20…

TransConflict (2021-04-22). Constitutional Reform In Contemporary Bosnia — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Matthew Parish* | Bosnia and Herzegovina has one of the world's most notoriously dysfunctional constitutions. Although at 5,000 words the document is also one of the world's shortest constitutions, brevity is not always a benefit. The constitution was prepared by US lawyers overseeing the peace negotiations ending the Bosnian war in Dayton, Ohio in November 1995. It was written in English, not an official language of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and it came into force not by virtue of a resolution of a parliamentary assembly but as an annex to an international treaty, the Dayton Peace Accords. | Since then, the…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-22). Minsait: 56% Of Companies Put Their Future At Risk By Lacking A Defined Cybersecurity Strategy. eurasiareview.com The maturity of cybersecurity has divided the business world into two clearly differentiated and distant groups. 56% of companies lack a well-defined cybersecurity strategy and are far from complying with the Digitally Secure Organization model. And this threatens their sustainability and future in the digital age, in which teleworking heightens the risk and e-commerce is growing exponentially. | Additionally, 73% of companies do not have the necessary incentive, training and communication mechanisms for their professionals to facilitate the required changes in their organization in terms of cybersecurity. And…

Michael Shellenberger (2021-04-22). Democrats Must Stop Sacrificing Good American Nuclear Jobs For Cheap Chinese Solar Panels — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The Biden Administration is

Eurasia Review (2021-04-22). California's Worst Wildfires Are Helping Improve Air Quality Prediction. eurasiareview.com UC Riverside engineers are developing methods to estimate the impact of California's destructive wildfires on air quality in neighborhoods affected by the smoke from these fires. Their research, funded by NASA and the results published in Atmospheric Pollution Research, fills in the gaps in current methods by providing air quality information at the neighborhood scales required by public health officials to make health assessments and evacuation recommendations. | Measurements of air quality depend largely on ground-based sensors that are typically spaced many miles apart. Determining how healthy it is to brea…

MISES (2021-04-22). Polarization In Washington Is Forcing Politicians To Decentralize — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By José Niño* | Can political polarization be used for good? | The average political commentator often argues that unity is the highest virtue for any polity. Polarization is constantly lamented and is perceived as a sign of a deteriorating political environment. In fairness, a polarized political climate is not exactly hospitable toward productive political discourse. Against the backdrop of a divided culture, politics tends to to devolve into performance art and cheap renditions of political theater. | At the same time, polarization is not the end of the world. As a matter of fact, polarization in Washington…

Kristalina Georgieva* (2021-04-22). IMF Managing Director's Intervention At Leaders Summit On Climate: Investing In Climate Solutions — Speech. eurasiareview.com Mr. President, | Special Envoy Kerry, | Secretary Yellen, | At the IMF we look at climate change as central in our work on macroeconomic and financial stability, growth and employment. It presents huge risks to the functioning of our economies and offers incredible opportunities for transformative investments and green jobs. | Let me focus on three areas where the right policies can make a significant difference in accelerating the transition to the new climate economy. | First, a robust price on carbon: it provides a critical market signal to producers and consumers in all sectors of the economy. It has prove…

EurActiv (2021-04-22). Michel's Mediation In Georgia Revealed. eurasiareview.com By Georgi Gotev | ( Michel declared on Tuesday (20 April) that the long-lasting political crisis in Georgia was resolved. After several false starts, his diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis brought about an agreement on Monday between…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-22). Record-Breaking Flare From Sun's Nearest Neighbor. eurasiareview.com A team of astronomers including Carnegie's Alycia Weinberger and former-Carnegie postdoc Meredith MacGregor, now an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, spotted an extreme outburst, or flare, from the Sun's nearest neighbor–the star Proxima Centauri. | Their work, which could help guide the search for life beyond our Solar System, is published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. | Proxima Centauri is a "red dwarf" with about one-eighth the mass of our Sun, which sits just four light-years, or almost 25 trillion miles, from the center of our Solar System and hosts at least two planets,…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-22). NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen From Red Planet. eurasiareview.com The growing list of "firsts" for Perseverance, NASA's newest six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, includes converting some of the Red Planet's thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen. A toaster-size, experimental instrument aboard Perseverance called the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) accomplished the task. The test took place April 20, the 60th Martian day, or sol, since the mission landed Feb. 18. | While the technology demonstration is just getting started, it could pave the way for science fiction to become science fact — isolating and storing oxygen on Mars…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-22). Important Seabird Nutrients Reach Coral Reefs After Rat Eradication. eurasiareview.com Scientists have provided the first evidence to show that eradicating rats from tropical islands effects not just the biodiversity on the islands, but also the fragile coral seas that surround them. | The new study led by scientists at Lancaster University and published in the journal Current Biology shows that critical cycles of seabird nutrients flowing to coral reefs are re-established within relatively short time periods after rats are removed — even around islands that have been infested for hundreds of years. | The findings offer encouragement that rat eradication can benefit coral reefs, because th…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-22). How Does Gecko Tape Work? eurasiareview.com To solve practical issues, sometimes all we have to do is study nature. An often quoted example is that of the gecko, a small animal known for the phenomenal adhesive strength in its feet, which allows it to walk on walls and even ceilings. The phenomenon led to 'gecko tape', a strongly adhesive DIY-tape. Its name suggests that the tape and the gecko stick in similar ways, but is the underlying physics indeed the same? | For the gecko its stickiness, or adhesion, is caused by small pillars in its feet. The electric forces between the molecuses in those feet and the surface on which the gecko walks — the…

Anonymous765 (2021-04-22). Syria To Pay For "Planned Explosion" In Israeli Weapon Factory. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: | PayPal: southfront@internet.ru | Donation alerts: donationalerts.

Augusto Lapp Murga (2021-04-22). El Gran Reinicio: øUna transformácion global u otro reciclaje del capitalismo? globalizacion.ca Lejos de una transformación global, lo que nos están vendiendo es otro reciclaje histórico del capitalismo. | 1. El origen de la Propuesta: el Foro Económico Mundial | Como ya ha acontecido en algunos momentos en la historia de la humanidad, hoy…

Community Before Cops (2021-04-22). It Could Happen Here — & Has Happened Here: Community Before Cops Statement on the Chauvin Verdict. indybay.org For immediate release | Salinas, California — April 20th, 2021…

Housing is A Right (2021-04-22). Empty Apt Buildings on Bush Street; SF Could House Homeless. indybay.org While whole buildings on Bush Street, San Francisco have huge For Rent Signs, Supervisor Mandelman proposes spending $3000 a month per person to place homeless on cold, asphalt parking lots in tents, at today's Budget Committee meeting. If you need an apartment in San Francisco, there are thousands of empty apartments.

Jacob Reimann (2021-04-22). Abolish the police! indybay.org We need to put money into housing initiatives, addiction and violence prevention programs, community centers and mental health infrastructures – and in parallel, dismantle the police step by step. We need to develop alternative structures for how we deal with violence as a society.

MariaHelena Borges (2021-04-22). Gun Violence and Mass Shootings. indybay.org Mass shootings are becoming more and more frequent every year. Schools, malls, and facilities seem to be on the news because of a mass shooting almost every day. Gun violence is a huge factor in this and there needs to be restrictions taken before we lose more people to deaths by gun.

Fidencio Aldama Solidarity Group (2021-04-22). New Website Launched in Solidarity with Yaqui Political Prisoner Fidencio Aldama Pérez. indybay.org We are excited to announce the launch of a new bilingual Spanish/English website to expand solidarity efforts with Fidencio Aldama, his family, and the community of Loma de Bácum.

Oakland Privacy (2021-04-22). Wednesday 5/19: Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. indybay.org Email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to obtain Zoom meeting access info.

Groupo en Solidaridad con Fidencio Aldama (2021-04-22). Nueva página web creada en solidaridad con el preso político yaqui Fidencio Aldama Pérez. indybay.org Estamos entusiasmados de anunciar el lanzamiento de una nueva página web bilingàºe en español e inglés para extender los esfuerzos de solidaridad con Fidencio Aldama, su familia y la comunidad de Loma de Bácum.

WSWS repost (2021-04-22). SEIU calls off Sacramento school strike at last minute, allowing all schools to reopen. indybay.org With less than two months left in the school year, scrapping the current distance learning plans and building new hybrid education models and work schedules from scratch is disastrous for public health, academics and family life. Over 90 percent of the union's members had authorized the strike, demanding greater personal protective equipment (PPE) and accommodations for workers with young children at home.

Ullrich Mies (2021-04-22). Saving the planet by disempowering the elites. indybay.org Humanity is at the final crossroads of becoming aware of the drama of the ecological and peace crisis in which it finds itself. The book "The Eco-Catastrophe" is a wake-up call to take note of the seriousness of the situation, to accept the Herculean tasks ahead, to understand the growth ideology of global capitalism and its structural lack of peace as a cancerous evil.

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-04-22). Rally for Mumia at KQED SF Office. indybay.org Demand for equal time for the truth about Mumia Abu-Jamal…

Power to the People (2021-04-22). Ex-Cop Guilty on All Counts of Murder of George Floyd. indybay.org We finally saw the power of a mass movement with a middle class jury, including 2 jurors with family connections to the police, convicting Minneapolis now ex-cop white Derek Chauvin of the murder of black George Floyd while handcuffed and face down, with Chauvin sitting on Floyd's neck with his knee for over 9 minutes, supposedly for the use of an alleged $20 counterfeit bill. The struggle continues.

Deborah Johnson (2021-04-22). Framework for a deep dive sharing the common history of Cinco de Mayo and Juneteenth. indybay.org On the way to San Jose, Santa Clara County, California for a blessed new beginning is at hand.

Therese Crutcher-Marin (2021-04-22). Saturday 6/19: San Jose Team Hope Walk/Run To Support HDSA. indybay.org Campbell Park at the Los Gatos Creek Trail in Campbell CA…

Killings (2021-04-22). San Leandro Calls for Justice for Steven Taylor and Other N. California Victims of Police. indybay.org Steven Taylor was an African American resident of San Leandro who was killed by the police in a Walmart on 4/18/20. The officer who shot Taylor has been charged with manslaughter and is awaiting trial. A rally on the anniversary of Taylor's death called for an end to police violence against African Americans and other people of color.

Another Black Man Killed by Police (2021-04-22). Justice for Roger Allen! Protest in Daly City. indybay.org On April 15, in the San Francisco suburb of Daly City, dozens of demonstrators gathered to protest the shooting of Roger Allen by police.

_____ (2021-04-22). Tim Kirby, Joaquin Flores — The Strategy Session, Episode 14. strategic-culture.org The Biden Circle's foreign policy agenda is secondary — It's prime objective is to forestage 'toughness', Alastair Crooke writes. Tim and Joaquin discuss

_____ (2021-04-22). The Strategy Session, Episode 14. strategic-culture.org

_____ (2021-04-22). Who Wags the Dog? Israel's Friends in Washington Mean Constant War in the Middle East. strategic-culture.org Biden, like presidents before him, is caught in the trap between an extremist-dominated Israel and the all-powerful domestic Israel Lobby. | Donald Trump, who was elected President of the United States in 2016, may have won due to voters attracted by his pledge to end many of the "stupid" wars that the American military was involved in worldwide. In the event, however, he ended no wars in spite of several attempts to withdraw from Afghanistan and Syria, and almost started new conflicts with cruise missile attacks and the assassination of an Iranian general. Trump was consistently outmaneuvered by his "experts" on…

news.un (2021-04-22). The planet's on 'red alert' UN chief warns leaders at President Biden's climate summit. news.un.org World leaders must act now and put the planet on a green path because "we are at the verge of the abyss", UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday in his address to the virtual climate summit convened by United States President Joseph Biden.

news.un (2021-04-22). First Person: 'Youth won't stay silent' says Madagascar climate activist. news.un.org Young people around the world "won't stay silent" about the global climate crisis according to a youth activist from Madagascar.

news.un (2021-04-22). Food aid operation begins to reach two million affected by Myanmar crisis. news.un.org Two million people facing growing food insecurity linked to the ongoing political crisis in Myanmar are to receive nutrition assistance, amid rising "hunger and desperation", the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday.

Eric Zuesse (2021-04-22). Russia Increases Its Defense, While U.S. Backs Down from Provoking World War III. globalresearch.ca The stooge-President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, appears to be trapped …

_____ (2021-04-22). President Zelensky Says Ukraine 'Ready' For War With Russia. popularresistance.org Amid mounting tensions in the Black Sea region, President Volodymyr Zelensky declared on Tuesday night that Ukraine is "ready" for war with Russia. He warned that the country would "stand to the last man" in the event of a war. | Zelensky also signed a law allowing the Ukrainian army to mobilize its reservists without notice within 24 hours. Those avoiding the draft will be subject to criminal prosecution. The new law had been proposed by the Ukrainian General Staff. | Zelensky's aggressive declarations came amidst reports of growing NATO activity near Russia's borders. | On Wednesday, the Russian press reported…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-22). After West Builds Up War Hysteria for Weeks, Russian Troops Return to Bases After Drills End. news.antiwar.com The Russian defense minister confirmed today that troops deployed to the south and west of the country, Crimea and areas east of Ukraine, have completed what were described as surprise combat readiness checks and would return to barracks starting tomorrow. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is quoted by government news agency TASS as saying: "I believe …

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-22). Senate Committee Moves Forward Sweeping Anti-China Legislation. news.antiwar.com The Senate Armed Services Committee

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-22). NATO Deploys Polish Troops to Turkey for War With Syria. news.antiwar.com The North Atlantic Treaty Organization announced the deployment of Polish troops to Turkey as part of the military bloc's six-year Tailored Assurance Measures for Turkey mission instituted to — as NATO described it — protect Turkey from Syria. That measure was taken after Turkey requested an Article 4 consultation with the other members of the …

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-22). Pompeo Joins House Republicans to Unveil Iran Sanctions Bill. news.antiwar.com Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo The legislation, titled

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-22). Senate Committee Clears $300 Million More in Military Assistance for Ukraine, Including Lethal Weapons. news.antiwar.com Yesterday the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously advanced a bill to add $300 million more in military aid to Ukraine through 2026. The Ukraine Security Partnership Act will go to the Senate and the House for a vote where there is little question regarding the result. The timing of the bill is not fortuitous, …

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-22). US Keeping Close Eye on Chinese Military. news.antiwar.com Tensions between Washington and Beijing in the South China Sea continue to rise, as the US now maintains a regular naval presence in the waters and constantly flies spy planes near China's coast. | The South China Sea Probing Initiative (SCSPI) said a US Air Force RC-135W reconnaissance aircraft came wi…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-22). Seoul: US Is Reviewing Peace Declaration That Would Officially End Korean War. news.antiwar.com The US is Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong said Moon's peace proposal would replace the 1953 Armistice and officially end the war. While Chung said the US was reviewing the proposal, he also said he believes the Biden administration might want to make progress towards "denuclearization" before signing it. | The Biden administration says it is conducting a review of its North Korea policy but has als…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-22). Age At Menopause Can Be Assessed Using Predictive Modeling. eurasiareview.com The age at menopause is known to vary significantly between individuals and it has been associated with postmenopausal health. In a recent study, the researchers developed two models for predicting the age at natural menopause. The results of the study indicated that sex hormone levels, irregular menstrual cycles, menopausal symptoms, and life habits can be used for predicting the age at menopause. | The natural menopause occurs when the menstrual periods cease due to the naturally decreased ovary function. There is a significant interindividual variation in the age at natural menopause but, on average, women…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-04-22). Imperial student and alumnus join Fellowship aiming to transform venture capital. imperial.ac.uk Rohan Khanna and Ahmed Deyab have been selected from thousands of applicants for a Fellowship seeking to diversify the venture capital industry.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-04-22). Mars' changing habitability recorded by ancient dune fields in Gale crater. imperial.ac.uk An international team led by Imperial has found evidence of ancient dunes on Mars that could help explain ancient surface conditions.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-04-22). Medics claim the first Virtual Varsity crown. imperial.ac.uk Imperial Medics claimed victory against Imperial College in the very first Virtual Varsity competition.

Susan Price (2021-04-22). Australian-Canadian mining company OceanaGold misleads public on Filipino mine. greenleft.org.au Australian-Canadian mining company OceanaGold is misleading the public about support for its mine in Central Luzon in the Philippines, reports Ron Guy.

Susan Price (2021-04-22). Turkey: HDP calls for international solidarity as show trial begins. greenleft.org.au The progressive Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey has called for international solidarity on April 26, reports Peter Boyle.

US President Joe Biden (2021-04-22). President Biden At The Virtual Leaders Summit On Climate Opening Session — Transcript. eurasiareview.com Thank you, Madam Vice President. | Good morning to all of our colleagues around the world — the world leaders who are taking part in this summit. I thank you. You know, your leadership on this issue is a statement to the people of your nation and to the people of every nation, especially our young people, that we're ready to meet this moment. And meeting this moment is about more than preserving our planet; it's also about providing a better future for all of us. | That's why, when people talk about climate, I think jobs. Within our climate response lies an extraordinary engine of job creation and econom…

Fight Back (2021-04-22). For Lenin's 151st birthday, read his 'Letter to American Workers'. fightbacknews.org To mark the 151st birthday, April 22, of the outstanding revolutionary V.I. Lenin, Fight Back News Service is circulating his famous article 'Letter to American Workers.' | Comrades! A Russian Bolshevik who took part in the 1905 Revolution, and who lived in your country for many years afterwards, has offered to convey my letter to you. I have accepted his proposal all the more gladly because just at the present time the American revolutionary workers have to play an exceptionally important role as uncompromising enemies of American imperialism—the freshest, strongest and latest in joining in the world-wide…

Makia Freeman (2021-04-22). Vaccine Passports: One Passport to Rule Them All. globalresearch.ca Vaccine passports are a major goal of those orchestrating Operation Coronavirus, …

Robert Wheeler (2021-04-22). Still Believe Digital Vaccine Passports Are Something Made Up by Conspiracy Theorists? globalresearch.ca In my past articles I wrote about

Andy Kroll (2021-04-22). The Great Forgetting. tomdispatch.com The second Moderna shot made me sick — as predicted. A 24-hour touch of what an alarmed immune system feels like left me all the more grateful for my good fortune in avoiding the real thing and for being alive at a time when science had devised a 95% effective vaccine in record time. To distract myself from the fever as I tried to sleep, I visualized strands of synthetic messenger RNA floating into my cells to produce the alien spike protein that attracted my warrior T-cells. I drifted off envisioning an epic micro-battle underway in my blood and had a series of weird nightmares. At about two a.m., I woke u…

Harpreet Kaur Paul (2021-04-22). The UK claims to be a world leader in fighting climate change. It's wrong. zcomm.org At home, the UK outsources its responsibility to decarbonise, and abroad it fails its historic responsibility to mitigate carbon emissions…

Matthew Cunningham-Cook (2021-04-22). Black Worker Centers: Building Workplace Power in the Communities. zcomm.org Worker centers in general serve as a clearinghouse for workers' needs when forming a union is all but impossible…

Steve Early (2021-04-22). Why is AFL-CIO So Worried About Its Vermont Affiliate? zcomm.org New Voice candidates promised to work with state and local AFL-CIO councils to make labor's political action and workplace solidarity more effective…

Ozlem Goner (2021-04-22). Banning the pro-Kurdish HDP in Turkey is a move towards fascism. zcomm.org The government's attempt to ban Turkey's third-largest political party is the latest attack against voices of change in the country…

John Feffer (2021-04-22). Afghanistan's Green Future? zcomm.org Can Afghanistan's mineral wealth finance a transition to a carbon-neutral future?>

Brett Wilkins (2021-04-22). 101 Nobel Laureates Urge World Leaders to 'Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground'. zcomm.org "Fossil fuels are the greatest contributor to climate change. Allowing the continued expansion of this industry is unconscionable."

Tom Athanasiou (2021-04-22). A model US "Fair Shares" Pledge. zcomm.org What we're doing here is asserting a new kind of realism, in which we center the actions we see as necessary, rather than those we think we can immediately get…

Alice Speri (2021-04-22). Defund Police Movement Takes Aim at Fusion Centers and Mass Surveillance. zcomm.org Legislators in Maine are debating pulling funding for the state's fusion center — the first such bill in the country…

Chris Lombardi (2021-04-22). Vietnam Veterans Descended on the Capitol 50 Years Ago. zcomm.org Bigger than the Jan. 6 insurrection, the 1971 antiwar mobilization known as Operation Dewey Canyon III altered the course of the war and uplifted the nation…

_____ (2021-04-22). As British Warships Deploy to Black Sea, Putin Warns of Red Lines. strategic-culture.org The British are being told that they cannot just sail their warships into the Black Sea and rattle their sabers in Russia's face. Putin is telling the Brits and anyone else not to even think about getting that close. | Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a stern warning to countries trying to provoke military tensions, saying that his nation is drawing up red lines for defense. | Putin delivered the sharp

Justin Catanoso (2021-04-22). With British Columbia's Last Old-growth at Risk, Government Falters: Critics. globalresearch.ca For old-growth forest advocates in British Columbia last year, it sounded …

Jason Ditz (2021-04-22). Israel Bombs Southern Syria After Missile Landed Near Nuclear Site. news.antiwar.com A new round of Israeli attacks on Syria took place Wednesday evening, after a Syrian air defense system was activated and fired at an Israeli warplane. The missile did not hit the plane, Israel's attacks centered on military targets in southern Syria, and they hit a number of Syrian air defense batteries. This is just the latest in common Israeli attacks on Syria, which leave Syria's air defenses constantly ready to try to defend sites. | Complicating matters were that Israel was bee…

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Water supply project plays key role in HK. ecns.cn Wang Shouyong, a former engineer in the Guangdong Provincial Water Resources Department, was one of more than 10,000 construction workers on the Dongjiang-Shenzhen Water Supply Project, which has been hailed as the lifeblood of Hong Kong.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Putin delivers annual State of the Nation address. ecns.cn Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual address to the Federal Assembly, or the State of the Nation address, in Moscow on Wedn…

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). China to jointly promote green development: central bank. ecns.cn China will enhance communication and exchanges in green finance with countries around the world to jointly promote green development, an official with the central bank said Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). WeSay: Asian Americans still struggling. ecns.cn From "I have a dream" to "I can't breathe," it takes African Americans 57 years to "catch a breath" with the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. If the conviction is a "step forward," then do not ignore the struggling Asian Americans.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). China's top legislator holds talks with Egyptian house speaker. ecns.cn China's top legislator Li Zhanshu on Tuesday held talks with Egyptian House of Representatives Speaker Hanafy Ali al-Gebaly via video link, pledging to consistently develop bilateral relations.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Iran nuclear negotiator says Vienna talks 'progressive' despite difficulties. ecns.cn Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Tuesday that the latest round of the talks in Vienna are "progressive" despite "the existing difficulties."

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). UK PM announces new taskforce to find 'promising new medicines' to treat coronavirus. ecns.cn British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday announced a new taskforce to find "promising new medicines" to treat coronavirus.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Tokyo Olympic test event for artistic swimming postponed to July. ecns.cn The artistic swimming test event for the Olympic Games has been postponed to July, world aquatic sports governing body FINA announced Tuesday night.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Russia asks 10 expelled U.S. diplomats to leave in month. ecns.cn The Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday informed the U.S. Embassy in Moscow that 10 of its staffers must leave the country by the end of May 21 in tit-for-tat retaliation.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). CPC's governance experience inspirational for developing countries, Arab officials say. ecns.cn The Communist Party of China (CPC) has led the Chinese people to an unprecedented success in the striving for development, shared development fruits and experience with other countries and played an important role on the world stage, Arab politicians have said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). China's growing economy very important for Hungary, world, says official. ecns.cn China's growing economy is a very important element for Hungary and the world, Mihaly Patai, deputy governor of Hungary's central bank Magyar Nemzeti Bank, told Xinhua on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Pubs seek legal permission for earlier opening. ecns.cn England's beleaguered hospitality sector is hoping a court ruling could allow it to reopen earlier than planned after beginning legal proceedings against the government at the High Court in London.

ecns.cn (2021-04-22). Boao Forum for Asia important for world amid global challenges, says former Costa Rica president. ecns.cn The Boao Forum for Asia, which started its annual conference Sunday in south China's Hainan Province, is of great importance for the world amid various global challenges, former President of Costa Rica Jose Maria Figueres has said.

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