2021-04-23: News Headlines

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-04-23). Biden's Appeasement of Hawks and Neocons Is Crippling His Diplomacy. counterpunch.org President Biden took office promising a new era of American international leadership and diplomacy. But with a few exceptions, he has so far allowed self-serving foreign allies, hawkish U.S. interest groups and his own imperial delusions to undermine diplomacy and stoke the fires of war. Biden's failure to quickly recommit to the Iran nuclear deal,

WSWS (2021-04-23). A conversation with director Lisa Rovner about Sisters with Transistors. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site talks with the filmmaker about her documentary on 20th century electronic music.

Richard D. Wolff (2021-04-23). Increasing Desperation as the U.S. Capitalist System Declines. counterpunch.org Like all previous economic systems in recorded history, capitalism is on track to repeat the same three-step trip: birth, evolution, and death. The timing and other specifics of each system's trip differ. Births and evolutions are commonly experienced as positive, celebrated for their progress and promise. The declines and deaths, however, are often denied and

Stephen Lendman (2021-04-23). Russia Begins Withdrawing Forces Near Ukraine's Border. Shelling of Donbass by Ukrainian Forces. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Russian forces near Ukraine's border have been engaging in regularly scheduled …

Stephen Lendman (2021-04-23). Russia's Red Lines, Weaponizing Ukraine for War. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Ukraine is a virtual US military base along Russia's border — …

Eds. (2021-04-23). Migrant women farmworkers: An invisible essential labor force. mronline.org The Biden administration must address the industry's long-standing gender discrimination and systemic inequalities, which have become even more severe during the pandemic. | April 23, 2021 | Newswire…

WSWS (2021-04-23). COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations on the rise in Alabama after easing of restrictions. wsws.org On April 7, Alabama's Republican Governor Kay Ivey lifted the state's mask mandate, falsely claiming that the "pandemic is almost over." Within two weeks, infections and hospitalizations are once again on the rise.

news.un (2021-04-23). 90 percent of countries' health services continue to be disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic: WHO. news.un.org Over one year into the COVID-19 pandemic and 90% of countries are still reporting one or more disruptions to essential health services. The findings of the second World Health Organization (WHO) "pulse survey" reveal that no substantial global change has been made since the first survey was conducted in the summer of 2020.

Combined Sources (2021-04-23). Protests demanding vaccines sweep pandemic-ravaged India. peoplesworld.org Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) supporters are staging demonstrations across pandemic ravaged India demanding adequate supplies of COVID-19 vaccines and life-saving medicines for government hospitals. The party is calling for universal mass vaccination across India, funded by the central government. It accused the government of trying "to absolve itself of the colossal health crisis that …

Nick Dearden (2021-04-23). The Pandemic Has Shown Pfizer Is Obsessed With Profits—Not Saving Lives. commondreams.org "Pfizer's obsession with maximizing its profits during the pandemic is in keeping with its troubling record," writes Nick Dearden, of Global Justice Now. "But there is no reason big pharma companies should remain in the driving seat." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-04-23). Bernie Sanders Says Backing Waiver for Covid Vaccine Patents Is 'Common Human Morality'. commondreams.org "We must do everything humanly possible to crush this global pandemic and save millions of people who are in danger of needlessly dying." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Sucharit Bhakdi, Karina Reiss (2021-04-23). The continued false alarm. indybay.org In the past, a pandemic could only be declared if a new pathogen caused many deaths worldwide. In 2009, the WHO changed the definition in time for the swine flu fake pandemic so that the criteria of "new" and "worldwide spread" were sufficient.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China to enhance anti-pandemic cooperation with Brunei, says Chinese FM. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday that China is ready to deepen cooperation with Brunei in fighting COVID-19, support Brunei in carrying out vaccination and help it overcome the pandemic at an early date.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Italian analysts see Boao Forum as increasingly important platform. ecns.cn The 2021 annual conference of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) is a strong sign that business in China is returning to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic, Italian analysts said, seeing the event "fundamental" for European entities looking to do business in China.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Hong Kong's business sentiment improves amid abating COVID-19: survey. ecns.cn The overall business sentiment improved in Hong Kong alongside the receding COVID-19 pandemic locally, an official survey showed on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China ready to strengthen vaccine cooperation with Thailand: FM. ecns.cn China is ready to strengthen vaccine cooperation with Thailand and help the Southeast Asian country completely beat the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Thursday.

Staff (2021-04-23). Michigan Outbreak Bolsters Fear That Conservative Outposts Will Prolong Pandemic. truthout.org When Kathryn Watkins goes shopping these days, she doesn't bring her three young children. There are just too many people not wearing masks in her southern Michigan town of Hillsdale. | At some stores, "not even the employees are wearing them anymore," said Watkins, who estimates about 30% of shoppers wear masks, down from around 70% earlier in the pandemic. "There's a complete disregard for the very real fact that they could wind up infecting someone." | Her state tops the nation by far…

WSWS (2021-04-23). Pandemic produced a "catastrophic year" for Middle East and North Africa. wsws.org The pandemic has inflicted a horrendous toll, with more than 7.3 million recorded cases and 150,000 fatalities, a pale reflection of the real losses and suffering given the lack of testing and recording systems.

Rob Urie (2021-04-23). Capitalism as a Suicide Cult. counterpunch.org From the launch of the U.S. war against Iraq to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic there were over four million 'excess deaths' in the U.S., deaths over and above the rates experienced in other rich nations. Given the class distribution of longevity— the rich live a full decade longer than the poor on average, these excess deaths were overwhelmingly concentrated amongst those cast aside by neoliberal economic policies.

PAI (2021-04-23). Flight Attendants union leader: It's safe to fly—with masks on. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—It's safe to fly now, despite the coronavirus pandemic, as long as you keep your masks on the entire flight, says Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson. And the lobby for the nation's airlines agrees. Keep them on through September, too. But the federal mask mandate ends May 11, and the two told …

WSWS (2021-04-23). UK teaching unions stifle fight against pandemic and attacks on jobs and conditions. wsws.org The purpose of the conferences was to whitewash the role played for the NEU and NASUWT in creating this catastrophe, while signalling that the union bureaucracy would continue in the same corporatist role in support of the government.

WSWS (2021-04-23). India ravaged by COVID-19 pandemic—a global catastrophe. wsws.org What stands in the way of mobilizing the world's resources to fight the pandemic are the profit and predatory geopolitical interests of the rival national-based capitalist cliques.

Matthew Stevenson (2021-04-23). Letters From Minsk: Coming in From the Cold War at Brest-Litovsk. counterpunch.org This is the seventh in a series about train and bicycle rides from Switzerland to Belarus, in those carefree days before pandemic lockdowns. My afternoon train to Terespol, on the Polish border with Belarus, left Warsaw central station around 2: 30 in the afternoon. Although I had my visa for Belarus, I didn't quite know how

WSWS (2021-04-23). Turkish government rejects lockdown as pandemic spins out of control. wsws.org As a result of the "herd immunity" policy implemented by Erdogan's government in the interests of the ruling class, the pandemic has spun out of control.

Carlos Arellán (2021-04-23). Venezuela Advances in Clearing Landmines Laid by Colombian Narco-Terrorists in Apure. orinocotribune.com The demining operations of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) in Apure state have achieved the neutralization of at least 100 of the illegal explosives. | General Commander of the Army, General Domingo Hernández Lárez, confirmed that this challenge prompted the military to make special adaptations to its weapons and minesweeper systems to clear the territory of one of the deadly consequences of the internal Colombian conflict, that some are trying to export to Venezuela. | These explosive devices, illegal under international law, were planted by narco-terrorist gangs of Colombia in their attempt to instal…

Ipek S. Burnett (2021-04-23). The Token Verdict. counterpunch.org It is Tuesday, April 20th, 4: 10 pm CT. Hennepin County Courthouse, Minneapolis. The doors open. Judge Peter Cahill gets seated and speaks, "Members of the Jury, I understand you have a verdict." Former police officer Derek Chauvin's eyes are darting. The judge reads the verdict. Second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter: Guilty on all counts. One by

Joe Piette (2021-04-23). Prison officials punish Bryant Arroyo for free speech. workers.org Bryant Arroyo, an incarcerated worker at Pennsylvania SCI Frackville, was placed in isolated custody for several days — in other words, thrown in the hole, the "Restricted Housing Unit" — for suggesting on separate phone calls to this reporter, his daughter and another person that they keep recordings of their . . . |

G. Dunkel (2021-04-23). Haiti at the abyss. workers.org According to the Miami Herald, not a single vaccination against COVID-19 had taken place in Haiti as of April 9. Lack of planning, no health system, bureaucratic inertia were all given as reasons. (tinyurl.com/fkz9s75a) Eighty percent of Haitians live on less than $2 a day. (tinyurl.com/yfkf5jp9) The minimum wage is . . . |

Vijay Prashad (2021-04-23). A bit of hope that doesn't come from Miami. mronline.org After twenty years, the United States government—and the forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)—will depart from Afghanistan. They said that they came to do two things: to destroy al-Qaeda, which had launched an attack on the United States on 11 September 2001, and to destroy the Taliban, which had given al-Qaeda a base. | April 23, 2021 | Newswire…

The Conversation (2021-04-23). New US climate pledge: Cut emissions 50% this decade, but can Biden make it happen? juancole.com By Morgan Bazilian and David Victor | — President Joe Biden announced an ambitious new national climate target at a livestreamed summit of world leaders on April 22, 2021. He pledged to cut U.S. carbon emissions in half by the end of this decade and aim for net zero emissions by 2050. The new goal …

Tony McKenna (2021-04-23). The Power of Words. counterpunch.org The burning of books on the part of the Nazis wasn't only about eliminating information of an antagonistic character to the regime. It was about eradicating not just the ability to think, but also the ability to feel. It wasn't just about the burning of books. It was about the burning of the creative imagination itself.

Tomdispatch (2021-04-23). Why We Forget Epidemics and Why This One Must Be Remembered. juancole.com By Nina Burleigh | — 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 …

Bette Lee (2021-04-23). Chauvin's Conviction is Far From Justice. counterpunch.org In a rare moment in US history, a racist white cop, Derek Chauvin, has been convicted on April 20th of murdering an unarmed Black man, George Floyd. If this is a "turning point" for America, it was a long time coming. It took hundreds of years of resistance and resilience to get here. It took 250

Anna Buss (2021-04-23). Why Brazil's President Is a Dangerous Steward for the Amazon. counterpunch.org Carved out of the rainforest, the Trans-Amazonia Highway is a 2.500 mile-road that connects seven northern states in Brazil. The audacious project was started in 1972 during the country's Military Dictatorship (1964-1985) with two objectives: development and security of the "unoccupied" region. In order to bring companies and large-scale farmers there, the government offered large portions

Staff (2021-04-23). He refused to follow a cop's illegal order and police have made his life hell ever since. therealnews.com Police demanded that a visually impaired passenger show them his identification, even though he was just sitting in a car. His refusal led to probation, monitoring, a $50,000 bail, and a relentless legal battle. But at the root of this story is the question of police power: how they wield it and why we grant it to them.

Rosa Astra (2021-04-23). Alameda, California police kill 26-year-old father Mario Gonzalez. liberationnews.org Friends, family, and hundreds of supporters from the community gathered in a vigil for Mario Gonzalez April 21 in Alameda, California.

Editor2 (2021-04-23). West-Backed Color Revolution a 'Top Threat' to China's National, Political Security. orinocotribune.com By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing — Apr 15, 2021 | The sixth National Security Education Day falls on Thursday, with the Chinese national security agency releasing a series of cases related to the threat against China's political security. Experts on international intelligence and security said under the intensifying China-US competition, foreign hostile forces have increased efforts to target the political security of China rather than merely conducting regular espionage activities. | The law enforcement cases released by relevant national security agencies this year are different from the past, which specifi…

Mirinda Crissman (2021-04-23). U.S. role in Ecuador prison uprisings. workers.org "In places where inequality is the deepest, the use of prison and punishment is the greatest." (Ruth Wilson Gilmore) Prisons do not keep people safe from violence; in fact, these institutions perpetuate violence themselves and further entrench poverty. They are tools used by those who hoard mass amounts of wealth . . . |

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-04-23). Elly Page on Anti-Protest Bills, Christy Mallory on Targeting Trans Youth. fair.org This week on CounterSpin: It's not hard to see—indeed, it's hard not to see—how the initial Minneapolis police department

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Scraping BRI deal will hurt Australia itself. ecns.cn The Australian government has used its power tool to scrap the agreements, showing no respect for the spirit of contract and seriously harming bilateral ties and mutual trust.

Ed Rampell (2021-04-23). A crowning achievement: Fairy tale prevails over reality in 'The Crown'. peoplesworld.org I write this as the annual Academy Awards ceremony approaches; Hollywood's landmark Cinerama Dome, with its iconic concave screen, closes; and Prince Philip has made his last journey from Windsor Castle to St. George's Chapel for one final pageant, His Royal Highness's funeral. The confluence of these events has moved this film/TV historian to meditate …

Eve Ottenberg (2021-04-23). Biden's Commission on the Supreme Court and Breyer's Tenure. counterpunch.org One of the best ways to evade a campaign promise is to appoint a commission. Regarding expanding the Supreme Court, however, Biden skipped the promise and went straight to the evasion. Biden said he would appoint a Very August Body, after the election, to consider whether SCOTUS should be enlarged. Obviously it can and it

Murray Smith, Jonah Butovsky, Josh Watterton (2021-04-23). Capitalist Morbidity and The Global Crisis. counterpunch.org Authors' note: The following is adapted from the first chapter of our Twilight Capitalism: Karl Marx and the Decay of the Profit System (Fernwood Publishing, 2021) The social upheaval of 2020-21 may well mark a major turning point in world history. The global Covid-19 public health emergency and the associated economic slump have produced hugely

ACLU (2021-04-23). We Don't Lose Our Privacy Rights When We Travel. aclu.org Every year, millions of people cross the U.S. border through airports, land crossings, and other ports of entry. Each will pass through customs before entering the country. For some travelers, however, the process isn't simple. A growing number of travelers are being detained and subjected to warrantless and suspicionless searches of their phones, laptops, and other electronic devices by border officers who may cite a host of reasons for doing so, or no reason at all. By searching travelers' electronic devices, border officers can access a vast array of personal, sensitive information, including photos, texts,…

Susie Day (2021-04-23). Susan Sontag, Seriously. counterpunch.org Susan Sontag. She was a brand long before most writers knew they needed one. Even if you've never read a Sontag book, you can still engage with her seriousness by studying her darkly handsome, scathingly sensible face, as photographed by Richard Avedon or Diane Arbus or Annie Leibovitz. A major 20th-century cultural critic, as well as novelist and filmmaker, Sontag was all about interrogating Western art and literature to discover their embedded morality (or lack thereof): "The wisdom that becomes available over deep, lifelong engagement with the aesthetic," she wrote, "cannot be duplicated by any other kind of s…

Eds. (2021-04-23). Revolution and counter-revolution in Myanmar. mronline.org Counter-revolutionary violence has reached new heights in Myanmar, as the Tatmadaw (the country's military) attempts to terrorise a nationwide uprising into submission. | April 23, 2021 | Newswire…

Lorraine Liriano Chávez (2021-04-23). °Fuera LUMA! — LUMA out of Puerto Rico! workers.org Call to Action on Puerto Rico demonstrated April 13 in New York City's Union Square to say °Fuera LUMA! — LUMA out! °Fuera LUMA! — LUMA out! Credit: WW Photo: Toni Arenstein We demand the cancellation of this $1.5 billion colonial government contract with LUMA. This is a company created . . . |

Yanis Iqbal (2021-04-23). The Imperialist Origins of Saudi Arabia. dissidentvoice.org Why is Saudi Arabia, a Sunni absolute monarchy, enthusiastically supported by the West, considered a global promoter of "democracy"? This question is rarely asked. The apparent mismatch between liberal democracy and religious fundamentalism is hastily airbrushed when the matter is about oil trade and arms deals. This attitude is not an expression of mere hypocrisy …

Paul Street (2021-04-23). Slaves to the Constitution. counterpunch.org Slavery lives on in U.S.-American life, crippling "our" supposed grand "democracy" in numerous ways. The massive wealth, income, and health gaps between Black and white Americans and the related persistent segregation and mass arrest and incarceration of Black Americans cannot be properly understood without reference to the two and a half centuries in which Black

Eds. (2021-04-23). Should marine species own the high seas? mronline.org To save the ocean, give property rights to the creatures living there. | April 23, 2021 | Newswire…

Princess Harmony (2021-04-23). Movements act to end overdoses from tainted drugs. workers.org Ohmefentanyl, acetylfentanyl, butyrfentanyl, furanylfentanyl and carfentanil are some of the fentanyl analogues that are pervasive in the drug supply in the U.S. and Canada. These drugs are similar in structure to other, usually criminalized drugs. It used to be that only heroin and benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin, . . . |

Stephen F. Eisenman (2021-04-23). The Green Man (a Parable). counterpunch.org The anteroom to the Green Man's palace chamber was large but spartan. The floors were broad oak-boards, and the walls were covered with paper that resembled willow boughs. Around the room were wrought-iron sconces, the wallpaper behind them darkened by candle smoke. There were two doors in the room: a tall one leading to the

Alex Liebman (2021-04-23). Whose agriculture drives disease? mronline.org We concur that linking land-use change science, ecology, and epidemiology is a critical step towards developing a more robust understanding of zoonotic diseases. Yet we are wary of the way the authors omit the historical specificities, political economy, and agroecological dynamics of land-use change, and their implications for disease ecologies. | April 23, 2021 | Commentary…

John Wojcik (2021-04-23). GOP infrastructure maneuvering can kill plans to mitigate climate change. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—As world leaders came together at the invitation of President Joe Biden for an Earth Day summit to commit to saving a planet imperiled by global warming, a group of Senate Republicans engaged in political maneuvering which, if successful, could dash the hopes of ever addressing climate change in a meaningful way. Trying to sound …

Jill Richardson (2021-04-23). A Textbook Case of Environmental Injustice. counterpunch.org Even as the Biden administration commits to environmental justice, people in the Fifth District of Louisiana's St. James Parish are mobilizing to stop a Formosa plastics plant accused of environmental racism in the majority-Black community. The controversy offers a textbook case for those looking to understand environmental justice and environmental racism. The environmental justice movement

Yves Engler (2021-04-23). Campaign to Oppose Israeli Military Recruitment in Canada Receives Boost. dissidentvoice.org The campaign to oppose illegal Israeli military recruitment in Canada has received a significant boost. A parliamentary petition calling for an investigation into IDF recruitment has quickly surpassed the number of signatures required to be presented in the House of Commons. Submitted by Rabbi David Mivasair and sponsored by NDP MP Matthew Green, the petition …

PAI (2021-04-23). Unions back Biden's Postal Board nominees. peoplesworld.org

Anonymous669 (2021-04-23). ISIS Shared Summery Of Its Attacks In Iraq, Western Africa In Last Ten Days. southfront.org Illustrative image | On April 22, ISIS news agency Amaq released an infographic summarizing the group's attacks in Iraq and West Africa over the last ten days, which were the first quarter of the holy Islamic month of Ramadan. | According to the infographic, ISIS cells carried out 40 operations in Iraq, including the April 15 car bomb attack in Sadr city in the capital Baghdad and the April 17 raid on three positions of the Iraqi military and tribal forces near al-Hliwah Aiport in Kirkuk. | As a result of the attacks: | 7…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-23). Israel Takes Part In Greek Military Exercise, Signs Defense Procurement Deal. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 20th, Israeli and UAE fighter jets took part in a joint military exercise hosted by Greece. | This is not the first time that Israeli and Emirati pilots have flown together, they both participated in a similar Greek-led exercise in 2017 and an American drill in 2016. | Seven countries joined Greece in its Iniohos exercise this year: Cyprus, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, France, the United States, Spain and Canada. The exercise kicked off on Sunday and was sche…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-23). Assassination Of Tribal Leader Inflamed New Clashes Between SDF, NDF In Al-Qamishli (Videos). southfront.org The coffin of Sheikh Hayis Al-Jaryan, source: the Hawar News Agency (ANHA). | The assassination of an Arab tribal leader has inflamed the ongoing The leader, Hayis Al-Jaryan, was shot and killed…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-23). Virtual Bunny Hugging: Boasting About Climate Change Goals. southfront.org Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General participating in the Leaders Climate Summit. Source: www.nato.int | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | He seemed frustrated. While Scott Morrison's international colleagues at the

Anonymous669 (2021-04-23). Houthi Drones Targeted Aramco Facility, King Khalid Air Base In Saudi Arabia. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | Early on April 23, the Houthis (as Ansar Allah is known) carried out a drone attack on targets in the southern Saudi provinces of Jizan and 'Asir. | The Yemeni group targeted a facility of Saudi oil giant Aramco in an unspecified part of Jizan with a Samad-3 suicide drone. At the same time, the group targeted King Khalid Air Base in 'Asir with two Qasef-2K drones. | Later in the morning, a third Qasef-2K drones was launched by the Houthis at a "military installation"

Anonymous007 (2021-04-23). France Supports Chad's Military Government, As Rebels March On The Capital. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 22nd, France backed the Chadian Army's takeover of the country, after the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby. | Any other choice allegedly undermines its superficial fight against militants in the Sahel. | Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian justified the installation of a military council headed by Deby's son on the grounds that stability and security were paramount at this time."There are exceptional circumstances," Le Drian said. | Deby's son Mahamat t…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-23). Israel Seeks An Unchecked Nuclear Monopoly: Ex-Senate Candidate. southfront.org A former U.S. Senate Mark Dankof | Interview with Mark Dankof. Originally published at the A former U.S. Senate candidate says Israel resorts to assassination and sabotage because it needs an unchecked nuclear monopoly in West Asia."This demonic agenda involves the need for an unchecked nuclear monopoly in the Middle East (West Asia) and one not under the scrutiny of the Non-Proliferation Tre…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-23). Four Soldiers, Intelligence Officers Killed Or Injured In New Wave Of Attacks In Daraa. southfront.org Illustrative image | On April 22, four Syrian soldiers and intelligence officers were killed or wounded in two new separate attacks in the southern governorate of Daraa. | In the first attack, unidentified gunmen opened fire at two soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army 4th Division while they were passing on a road between the towns of Tell Shihab and Muzayrib in western Daraa. One of the soldiers died on the sport, while the other was wounded. Both victims are natives of Daraa. | Th…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-23). Rocket Attack Hit Victoria Base In Baghdad International Airport (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image, Source: RT | Late on April 22, three rockets were launched at the US military's Victoria Base in Baghdad International Airport in the Iraqi capital. | An unnamed Iraqi security source told the RT TV that three rockets had missed their targets, landing in the vicinity of the US base. According to the source, the rocket attack didn't result in any material of human losses."The rockets landed in the vicinity of the base in an area devoid of military or civilian installations and personnel," the sour…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-23). Satellite Images: Israel Wiped Out Syrian Air-Defense Base Responsible For Recent Missile Incident. southfront.org The "Adir" jets first flight in Israel. Pictured: "Adir" jet and F-16I "Sufa". Photo by: Maj. Ofer | The Israeli military had wiped out the Syrian air-defense base responsible for the The base, which is located near the town of al-Dumayr around 35 km to the east of the capital, launched an S-200 anti-aircraft…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-23). DARPA'S Aerial Dragnet Hunts Drones With Drones. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing the Aerial Dragnet. | It is a system that provides a wide-area surveillance capability that uses sensors mounted on drones to detect, classify and track small drones in dense urban environments. | DARPA's Aerial Dragnet program aims to achieve the technically difficult goal of detecting and tracking small UAS in urban terrain. The program seeks innovative technologies to provide persistent, wide-area survei…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-23). Japanese Militarism Redux: Russian Connection. southfront.org Ronin right and left. "Employed" samurai in middle.Popular TV actors in Edo Period drama | Submitted by Japan fought three wars with Russia in the 20th Century. It won one in 1905, and lost two. It was Russia that drove the Japanese Army from China, in a short, sharp campaign. The Japanese haven't forgotten that. Russia has won respect. The Chinese, by contrast, are still regarded as inferior. | The extreme Japanese rig…

Alfred de Zayas — Richard Falk (2021-04-23). Reflections on Genocide as the Ultimate Crime. counterpunch.org The misuse of the word genocide is disdainful toward relatives of the victims of the Armenian massacres, the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide — and as well a disservice to both history, law, and the prudent conduct of international relations. We already knew that we were adrift in an ocean of fake news. It is far more dangerous to discover that we are also at risk of being immersed in the turbulent waters of "fake law". We must push back with a sense of urgency. Such a development is not tolerable.

Nina Burleigh (2021-04-23). Why We Forget Epidemics and Why This One Must Be Remembered. counterpunch.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

Betsey Piette (2021-04-23). Piney Point reservoir — a disaster waiting to happen. workers.org For decades, capitalist industries have produced wastewater by-products without serious plans for how to dispose of them. Their contents are usually toxic, often radioactive and generally hazardous to surrounding communities where they are stored and to the larger environment should they be released — accidentally or otherwise. While there are . . . |

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-04-23). Roaming Charges: The Eyes of Derek Chauvin. counterpunch.org I've watched all of the footage of George Floyd's murder. I've seen the crime from every angle. From body cameras and cellphones. I've looked at hundreds of still photos. I've listened to the audio dozens of times. Still, I cringe, horrified by the scene taking place before my eyes, even though I know how it will end, know every twitch of Floyd's body, hear every desperate plea, each gasp for air.

Staff (2021-04-23). "Shelter from the Storm": Climate Change Is a Driving Force in Central American Migration. democracynow.org We look at the link between migration and the climate emergency, which studies have estimated could displace over 200 million people by 2050, including many in Central American countries such as Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Last year, two hurricanes, Iota and Eta, devastated the region and forced thousands to flee north. A new report finds that the climate crisis is already a driver in migration from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, which reiterates the necessity of planning "ahead for the major migration flows," says Camila Bustos, human rights associate at the University Network for Human Rights. "W…

Staff (2021-04-23). "He's Going to Be So Missed": Funeral Held for Police Shooting Victim Daunte Wright in Minneapolis. democracynow.org Mourners gathered in Minnesota Thursday for the funeral of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who was shot dead by a white police officer during a traffic stop in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center. Daunte's mother, Katie Wright, fought back tears as she remembered her son. "When he walked in the room, he lit up the room. He was a brother, a jokester, and he was loved by so many. He's going to be so missed." We air excerpts of Wright's funeral service.

Staff (2021-04-23). African Activists: The Earth Is in Peril If Wealthy Nations Don't Slash Emissions & Pay Climate Debt. democracynow.org As President Biden convenes a major climate summit, we speak with two leading climate activists from Africa about the "climate debt" rich countries owe the Global South and the major emissions cuts still needed in order to avert the worst effects of the planetary emergency. "Given the scale of the crisis right now, the only thing that is going to get us out of it is not going to be baby steps in the right direction," says Kumi Naidoo, special adviser for the Green Economy Coalition's Social Contract Initiative, as well as the former head of Greenpeace International. "It's going to be big, bold, courageous, struct…

Staff (2021-04-23). Biden Vows to Cut Emissions, But U.S. Continues to Subsidize Fossil Fuels Amid Climate Crisis. democracynow.org The White House convened a virtual summit on the climate crisis this week, with 40 leaders representing the world's major economies pledging cuts to greenhouse gas emissions. President Joe Biden said the U.S. would cut its emissions by at least 50% below 2005 levels by the end of the decade — nearly double the target set by the Obama administration six years ago. Biden's pledge fulfills "a basic requirement of the U.S. being in the Paris Climate Agreement," says New Republic staff writer Kate Aronoff, but still does not go far enough. "This is well, well below what the United States really owes the rest of…

claudia (2021-04-23). Your National Political Committee newsletter — Born from Struggle. dsausa.org Enjoy your April National Political Committee (NPC) newsletter! Our NPC is an elected eighteen-person body (including two YDSA members who share a vote) which functions as the board of directors of DSA. Read on for more! From the National Political Committee NPC Statements — Chauvin Verdict, Daunte Wright, Justice for Trans People NPC Steering Committee…

Global Research News (2021-04-23). Selected Articles: To Jab or Not to Jab. globalresearch.ca By

Anonymous007 (2021-04-23). Bursting Pantsirs, Falling Bayraktars: Turkish-Russian Virtual War. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 22nd, Turkish defense company Roketsan released a video hyping up its Akƒ±ncƒ± UAV. | The video shows the drone use a MAM-T smart bomb, which hits a Russian Pantsir-S1 in a desert setting and destroys it. | Apparently, this is a kind of response to a video report on Russian TV, in which Russian "Lancets" destroy Turkish drones. | On April 18th, The Turkish media drew attention to the fact that in a report on military developments aired on the stat…

Staff (2021-04-23). Louis DeJoy Must Be Fired to Save the USPS, Says Watchdog. truthout.org Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington on Thursday reiterated its call for the ouster of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, the Republican megadonor accused of attempting to sabotage the U.S. Postal Service last year as millions of Americans relied on the agency to participate in the presidential election. | As the House Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee

Staff (2021-04-23). What If 401Ks Could Fund the Green New Deal Instead of Wall Street? truthout.org This week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey re-introduced the Green New Deal. One crucial arm of it is the Green New Deal for Public Housing, a bill to rebuild and revitalize the nation's public housing infrastructure. Momentum by lawmakers to reinvest in our existing public housing infrastructure has been

Staff (2021-04-23). Biden Vows to Cut Emissions While US Continues to Subsidize Fossil Fuels. truthout.org The White House convened a virtual summit on the climate crisis this week, with 40 leaders representing the world's major economies pledging cuts to greenhouse gas emissions. President Joe Biden said the U.S. would cut its emissions by at least 50% below 2005 levels by the end of the decade — nearly double the target set by the Obama administration six years ago. Biden's pledge fulfills "a basic requirement of the U.S. being in the Paris Climate Agreement," says New Republic staff writer Kate…

Ron Jacobs (2021-04-23). Love and Revolution. counterpunch.org The French military and political response to the Algerian war of national liberation became, along with the British anti-guerrilla operation in Malaysia, the template for many subsequent such operations. From Vietnam to Latin America, the French and British colonial model of counterinsurgency became the reference to which other imperial nations looked. Torture, the targeting of

Johnnie Lewis (2021-04-23). Middle school students in Grants Pass, Oregon, protest anti-transgender school staff. workers.org Portland, Ore. In Grants Pass, Ore., a North Middle School assistant principal and a seventh-grade teacher started a petition calling for "anatomically male" and "anatomically female" bathrooms. Eighth-grader Stephanie and several of her classmates began protesting April 8. Posters protest anti-trans school staff at North Middle School in Grants Pass, . . . |

Steve Topple (2021-04-23). Want to 'Stick It to The Tories'? Here's an easy way to do it. thecanary.co Sticking it for years: | The "Stick It To The Tories" campaign first

A Guest Author (2021-04-23). Lavender and Red solidarity with Mumia Abu-Jamal! workers.org From the LGBTQ+ Caucus of Workers World Party We, the LGBTQ+ Caucus of Workers World Party, are outraged, disgusted and alarmed by the continued attempts to silence and kill Mumia Abu-Jamal, a Black revolutionary political prisoner who has been inside the imprisoned nation for almost 40 years — first railroaded . . . |

A Guest Author (2021-04-23). Raúl Castro honored. workers.org The excerpts below are from the Cuban daily newspaper, Granma, April 17. "Let no one doubt that as long as I live, I will be ready, with a foot in the stirrup, to defend the homeland, the Revolution and socialism," stated Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the . . . |

a guest author (2021-04-23). Imperialism in the name of 'water preservation'. workers.org By Jason Cohen (City College of New York student) Vice President Kamala Harris, while appearing with California Gov. Gavin Newsom, made a stunning remark that illuminated the perilous future ahead due to climate change. Discussing the need for policies to bolster the crumbling infrastructure that is needed to provide adequate . . . |

Anonymous669 (2021-04-23). Scandalous Tape Of Palestinian President Cursing China, Russia, US & All Arab States Leaked Online. southfront.org Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addressing the Arab League in Cairo on Saturday, via APF. | On April 22, a tape of Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine and the leader of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement (Fatah), cursing China, Russia, the US and all Arab states surfaced online. | The tape was reportedly recorded during Fatah Central Committee meeting, which was held on April 19. The source of the leak is yet to be determined. | In the short tape, one of the attendees informs Abbas tha…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-23). Venezuela's Guaido Taps $152 Million in Funds Stolen by US. news.antiwar.com Venezuela's Juan Guaido is planning to make Guaido is tapping $152 million from the accounts. $100 million is said to be going towards purchasing vaccines through the World Health Organization. It's not clear what the remaining funds…

commondreams (2021-04-23). With single-payer bill shelved for the year, Healthy California Now urges Gov. Newsom to lead the way on achieving Medicare for All. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-04-23). 48 Organizations Call on Biden to Include Bold Drug Pricing Reforms in the American Families Plan, Use the Savings to Expand Medicare. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-04-23). Coalition Calls for Bold Pricing Reforms to Save $450 Billion on Drug Costs. commondreams.org The U.S., said one advocate, could "pump those savings back into Medicare" to expand and strengthen the program. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-04-23). With California Single-Payer Bill Shelved, Advocates Call on Newsom to Take Lead on Medicare for All. commondreams.org "The fastest, most direct path to Medicare for All has always gone through the governor," said one single-payer campaigner. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2021-04-23). EFF and ACLU Ask Supreme Court to Review Case Against Warrantless Searches of International Travelers' Phones and Laptops. commondreams.org ______________________________…

sputniknews (2021-04-23). Supreme Court Ditches 'Permanent Incorrigibility' to Simplify Sentencing of Minors to Life in Prison. sputniknews.com The current U-turn ruling by the Supreme Court comes after the last two decades saw it cutting back on harsh punishments for crimes committed by offenders before they turn 18.

Zero Hedge (2021-04-23). Fake COVID Vaccines Discovered in Mexico and Poland. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | While scammers have been

Dr. Vandana Shiva (2021-04-23). Video: "The Way You Design the World in Your Mind is the Way you Relate to It in the Real World": Dr. Vandana Shiva. globalresearch.ca Vandana Shiva (born 5 November 1952) is an Indian scholar, environmental …

Toward increasing Networking (2021-04-23). Online events w) Angela Davis, Dave Zirin, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Vandana Shiva & others. indybay.org Here are some 20 online events taking place over the next few weeks (and starting today, Friday, April 23, at 4 pm), featuring people such as Angela Davis, Dave Zirin, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Immanuel Ness, Ian Haney López, Aviva Chomsky, Vandana Shiva, and many others. | These events are hosted from various locations all across the country, as well from Canada, Australia and the UK (however, the listed times are all for our "Pacific time zone"). Of course, feel free to share this info with others who might be interested in it.

Dr. Vandana Shiva (2021-04-23). Video: Divide & Rule: The Plan of the 1% to Make You Disposable. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Vandana Shiva (born 5 November 1952) is an Indian scholar, environmental …

Sam Knight (2021-04-23). Democrat Opposed to the PRO Act Was Showered With Cash From Amazon Executives. zcomm.org Tactics used by Amazon to defeat the union organizing drive at the company's Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse have highlighted the need for Democrats to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize Act…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-23). Climate 'Tipping Points' Need Not Be End Of World. eurasiareview.com The disastrous consequences of climate "tipping points" could be averted if global warming was reversed quickly enough, new research suggests. | Once triggered, tipping points may lead to abrupt changes such as the dieback of the Amazon rainforest or melting of major ice sheets. | Until now, crossing these thresholds has been assumed to be a point of no return, but the new study – published in the journal Nature – concludes that thresholds could be "temporarily exceeded" without prompting permanent shifts. | The research team, from the University of Exeter and the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH), s…

Arab News (2021-04-23). Ankara Tense Ahead Of Biden's Expected Recognition Of Armenian Genocide. eurasiareview.com Tensions between Washington and Ankara may be further strained on Saturday when US President Joe Biden is expected to become the first US leader to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide of 1915 onward. | The massacre of around 1.5 million Armenians in the early 20th century was formally recognized as genocide by the US Senate in 2019, but then-President Donald Trump did not follow suit. | April 24 is Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, and ahead of Saturday's annual commemoration, this much-anticipated move is now a major concern for Ankara, and likely to inflame an already tense relationship. Turkey denie…

Juan Cole (2021-04-23). Syrian Missile strikes Near Israel's Nuclear Facility at Dimona, Which could have Turned into a Dirty Bomb. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The Israeli site i24 reports that on early Thursday morning, a Syrian missile slammed into the desert very near to the Israeli nuclear reactor at Dimona, which Israeli authorities have used to produce an arsenal of an estimated two hundred nuclear bombs. Air raid sirens sounded in southern Israel. Explosions …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-23). The WHO Confirms that the Covid-19 PCR Test is Flawed: Estimates of "Positive Cases" are Meaningless. The Lockdown Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca One year later the WHO retracts. They don't say "We Made a Mistake". It's carefully formulated. While they do not officially deny the validity of their misleading January 2020 guidelines, they recommend RT-PCR "Re-testing" (which everybody knows is an impossibility).

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-23). William Shakespeare and the New World Order: "Hell is Empty and all the Devils are Here" globalresearch.ca William Shakespeare's birthday: he taught us never to despair in our resolve to confront the Lie. "to unmask falsehood and bring truth to light". War criminals in high office are celebrated as messengers of peace: "And thus I clothe my naked villany. And seem a saint, when most I play the devil." (Shakespeare, the words of King Richard III)…

Andrea Germanos (2021-04-23). In 'Paradigm Shift,' Manhattan DA Will No Longer Prosecute Prostitution. zcomm.org The announcement, said one reform advocate, "should not supplant the need to pass legislation that would fully decriminalize sex work.

news.un (2021-04-23). UN-led aid convoy brings 23 tonnes of humanitarian goods across contact line in east Ukraine. news.un.org Twenty-three tonnes of urgently needed aid items have reached the eastern Ukrainian province around Donetsk, after a humanitarian convoy crossed the contact line into non-Government-controlled territory, the UN said on Friday.

_____ (2021-04-23). 175 Years Of Border Invasions. popularresistance.org Amid renewed fear mongering about an "invasion" at the U.S.-Mexico border, this week's 175th anniversary of the 1846—1848 war the U.S. government instigated with Mexico is a reminder that throughout U.S. history, invasions have gone almost exclusively from north to south, not vice versa. A near-continuous series of invasions—military, political, and economic—moving from north to south has helped produce the poverty, violence, and insecurity driving people to migrate from south to north. The current humanitarian crisis at the border, with record numbers of unaccompanied minors desperately fleeing…

Fight Back (2021-04-23). Justice for Adam Toledo car caravan protest in Minneapolis. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On April 18, the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAC), Los Brown Berets, Asamblea de Derechos Civiles and other groups organized a protest and car caravan to demand justice for Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old Mexican-American who was murdered by the Chicago Police Department. The video footage of the murder was recently released, sparking a wave of protests in Chicago and around the country. | Protesters gathered on Lake Street to decorate their cars with signs, crosses and flags in honor of Adam Toledo. The protest began at the statue of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata at Lake…

Brenda Norrell (2021-04-23). '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.

_____ (2021-04-23). Scheer Intelligence: 'When We Fight, We Win'. popularresistance.org As the world awaited the fate of Derek Chauvin—the Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of killing George Floyd—Black Lives Matter co-founder Melina Abdullah joined Robert Scheer on "Scheer Intelligence" to discuss what he calls the most successful social justice movement the country has perhaps ever seen. In the timely episode, Abdullah, a lifelong activist and California State University, Los Angeles professor, traces the roots of the BLM movement back to 2013 and notes that Floyd's killing was the moment the "world was cracked wide open" for everyone to see the deep-seated systemic racism a…

Moderator (2021-04-23). Black Lives Matter: "When We Fight, We Win" scheerpost.com Photo courtesy of Melina Abdullah and SpeakOutNow] Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play As the world awaited the fate of Derek Chauvin—the Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of killing George Floyd—Black Lives Matter co-founder Melina Abdullah joined Robert Scheer on "Scheer Intelligence" to discuss what he calls the most successful social justice movement the country has… |

Margaret Kimberley (2021-04-23). Gun Violence Starts At The Top — OpEd. eurasiareview.com If the state reserves the right to commit mass murder no one should be surprised that the people follow suit. | 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. | W…

Ted Rall (2021-04-23). Afghanistan Under the Taliban: It Won't Be Like Last Time. counterpunch.org 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. Madiha Afzal and Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution articulate the opposition to Biden's decision to call it quits. Remove the U.S.

John Feffer (2021-04-23). Afghanistan's Green Future? counterpunch.org 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 multiply rapidly and again become a global threat. Rival warlords will split apart the country. Another wave of Afghan refugees will overwhelm Europe. And then

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-23). Taliban Says It's 'Too Early' to Know if They Will Start Attacking the US. news.antiwar.com The Taliban "It's too early for these issues, nothing can be said about the future,"

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-23). Pentagon Deploys Additional Forces to Afghanistan Over Fears of Taliban Attacks. news.antiwar.com The US is Since Biden broke the US-Taliban peace deal by extending the withdrawal deadline, attacks against US forces in Afghanistan could start up again after May 1st, the original pull-out deadline. | The Pentagon said that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin approved the deployment of a number of B-52 bombers to Afghanistan, two of which already arrived. Aust…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-23). Mixed Sight: New Zealand, the Five Eyes and China. counterpunch.org The Five Eyes arrangement between the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand has always resembled a segregated, clandestine club. Focused on the sharing of intelligence between countries of supposedly like mind, it has shown that even its own citizens cannot be guaranteed protection from the zeal of surveillance. In recent years, the

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-23). Virtual Bunny Hugging: Boasting About Climate Change Goals. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | He seemed frustrated. While Scott Morrison's international colleagues at the

WSWS (2021-04-23). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Spanish steelworkers at Tubacex in Alva province continue strike begun February against redundancies; UK bus strikes continue at Go North West in Manchester and London United over fire and rehire and attacks on pay and conditions; Italian students at high school in Naples refuse in person and online lessons over lack of Covid safety; delivery workers at Uber Eats and Deliveroo strike in Nantes, France over low pay…

WSWS (2021-04-23). With 30,000 daily COVID-19 cases, Macron reopens French schools. wsws.org Castex announced this reopening policy even while admitting that the "number of daily cases remains slightly more than 30,000."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic Laboratories delivers during COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: April 18 – 24, 2021, is the perfect time to recognize the remarkable work of clinical laboratory professionals, especially during COVID-19 and as Mayo Clinic Laboratories celebrates its 50th anniversary. ________________________________________ Mayo Clinic Laboratories has performed over 3 million COVID-19 tests. "In December 2019, there was a disease, and three months …

news.un (2021-04-23). ACT now to speed up funding for COVID-19 tools, UN officials say. news.un.org Although a landmark global collaboration has developed and delivered COVID-19 vaccines and diagnostics worldwide, critical funding shortfalls remain, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report published on Friday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-23). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Should pregnant women be vaccinated for COVID-19? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: ?I am a teacher at a middle school that is teaching students in person. I have been vigilant about following safety guidelines, but now that I am pregnant, I worry even more about contracting COVID-19 and the risk to my baby. Our state is opening up COVID-19 vaccines to educators, and I am …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-23). Leading US hospitals team up to promote COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org CLEVELAND, Ohio, and ROCHESTER, Minn. — A coalition of 60 top hospitals and health care institutions have joined forces in a nationwide campaign to encourage adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Led by Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic, the campaign "Get the Vaccine to Save Lives" is designed to reassure the public that vaccines are …

Staff (2021-04-23). Headlines for April 23, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Pledges to Halve U.S. Emissions Compared to 2005 Levels as Virtual Climate Summit Opens, House Committee Hears Testimony on Role of Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Preventing Climate Action, New York City Sues Big Oil over Decades of False Advertising About Climate Crisis, India Posts World Record Coronavirus Case Count for Second Consecutive Day, South Africa Resumes Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine, Study Confirms Elevated Risk of COVID-19 for Expectant Mothers and Babies, House Votes to Make "Washington, Douglass Commonwealth" the 51st State, Senate Passes Bill Targeting Anti-Asian Hate Crimes, Pro-Tru…

Staff (2021-04-23). Iran COVID-19 update: 22,904 cases, 380 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 23 (MNA) — The total number of people infected with the coronavirus in Iran during the last 24 hours has reached 22,904 as 380 more Iranians have died from the disease.

Staff (2021-04-23). 'Risk of dying from AstraZeneca higher than of COVID-19'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 23 (MNA) — Norway says the risk of dying from AstraZeneca is higher than that of COVID-19.

Staff (2021-04-23). Japan declares COVID emergency with Olympics 3 months away. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 23 (MNA) — Japan on Friday declared a new state of emergency for Tokyo and three other prefectures.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China's Wuhan sees GDP up more than half. ecns.cn The central Chinese city of Wuhan, hit hard by the COVID-19 epidemic early last year, notched up about 58.4 percent of GDP growth in the first quarter of 2021.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Guangzhou starts free COVID-19 vaccinations for Taiwan compatriots. ecns.cn Free and voluntary COVID-19 vaccinations for Taiwan compatriots began in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Global investors confident in China's growth. ecns.cn Chinese equities have become even more attractive to global investors as the nation's robust economic recovery backed by a strong domestic market provides a stable and predictable environment amid COVID-19-related global uncertainties, top asset managers said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Chinese mainland reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, all imported. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 19 new COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Brazil grants permission for clinical trial of new Chinese vaccine. ecns.cn Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) has authorized clinical trials of a new COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sichuan Clover Biopharmaceuticals, according to official statement, Reuters reported on Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). China says it's discussing COVID-19 help with India. ecns.cn China on Friday reaffirmed its promise to help India combat COVID-19 and the two sides are currently discussing the matter, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a daily press briefing.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Japan declares COVID-19 state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka region. ecns.cn Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday declared a state of emergency over COVID-19 in the national capital Tokyo and the western prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo.

ecns.cn (2021-04-23). Two-week lockdown imposed in Cambodia's Preah Sihanouk city to curb COVID-19. ecns.cn A two-week stay-at-home lockdown was imposed in Cambodia's coastal city of Preah Sihanouk on Friday in efforts to curb a surge in the local COVID-19 cases.

Ilaria Lega, Lorenza Nisticà≤, Luigi Palmieri, Emanuele Caroppo, Cinzia Lo Noce, Chiara Donfrancesco, Nicola Vanacore, Maria Luisa Scattoni, Angelo Picardi, Antonella Gigantesco, Silvio Brusaferro, Graziano Onder, the Italian National Institute of Health COVID-19 Mortality Group* (2021-04-23). [Research Paper] Psychiatric disorders among hospitalized patients deceased with COVID-19 in Italy. thelancet.com even where equal treatment is in place, the vulnerability of patients with a PD may reduce their chance of recovering from COVID-19. The promotion of personalised therapeutic projects aimed at including people with PD in the community rather than in non-psychiatric LTCFs should be prioritised.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-23). Pregnant Women With COVID-19 Face High Mortality Rate. eurasiareview.com In a worldwide study of 2,100 pregnant women, those who contracted COVID-19 during pregnancy were 20 times more likely to die than those who did not contract the virus. | UW Medicine and University of Oxford doctors led this first-of-its-kind study, published in JAMA Pediatrics. The investigation involved more than 100 researchers and pregnant women from 43 maternity hospitals in 18 low-, middle- and high-income nations; 220 of the women received care in the United States, 40 at UW Medicine. The research was conducted between April and August of 2020. | The study is unique because each woman affected by COVID-…

MISES (2021-04-23). Texas Ended Lockdowns And Mask Mandates: Now Locked-Down States Are Where Covid Is Growing Most — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Ryan McMaken* | Early last month, Texas governor Greg Abbott announced he would end the state's mask mandate and allow most businesses to function at 100 percent capacity. | The response from the corporate media and the Left was predictable. California governor Gavin Newsom

Brian Shilhavy (2021-04-23). COVID Natural Remedies Banned as DOJ and FTC Seek to Silence Doctors Promoting Vitamin D, C, Zinc, etc. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | When people in Europe started dying from fatal blood clots shortly …

Ryan McMaken (2021-04-23). Texas Ended Lockdowns and Mask Mandates. Now Locked-Down States Are Where COVID Is Growing Most. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | Early last month, Texas governor Greg Abbott announced he would end …

Nowick Gray (2021-04-23). To Jab or Not to Jab. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | To Jab or Not to Jab | The topic of COVID-19 vaccination …

Megan Redshaw (2021-04-23). FDA Slams Troubled COVID Vaccine Manufacturer over Quality Control Issues as Shareholders Sue Company. globalresearch.ca All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the "Translate Website" drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). | *** | A new FDA report said Emergent BioSolutions, which received millions in …

sputniknews (2021-04-23). 'Stunning Photo': Indian Outfit Demands Expulsion of WaPo Bureau Chief for 'Mocking' COVID Deaths. sputniknews.com Facing a surge in COVID infections, Indian authorities are grappling with shortage of medicine and equipment. Amid rising domestic anger, a tweet by Washington Post bureau chief Annie Gowen describing an aerial photograph of burning pyres of bodies as "stunning" has hit a raw nerve among many Indians, who say…

sputniknews (2021-04-23). Indian Government to Provide Free Rations for 800 Mln People Over Two Months Amid COVID Surge. sputniknews.com India has been witnessing record numbers of COVID cases on a daily basis for the past two weeks, forcing several states, including Delhi and Mumbai, to impose lockdowns.

sputniknews (2021-04-23). COVID-Vaccinated & Recovered Mothers Sell 'Antibody Breast Milk' Online but Science is Still Murky. sputniknews.com Breastfeeding mothers were not part of COVID 'emergency use' vaccine trials in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so it's not clear what kind of effects vaccination might have on infants whose mums have just received jabs.

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-23). Biden's first trip outside the country will take him to NATO headquarters. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Biden's first trip outside the country will take him to NATO headquartersRick Rozoff White House Press Secretary Jen "Russia will be accountable by the international community" Psaki announced today that her boss, President Joe "I will continue with every fiber in my being to keep America involved with troops that can shoot and kill" Biden, …

Danaka Katovich Ariel Gold (2021-04-23). Can a Formula 1 Star Send a Message to the Saudi Government? counterpunch.org For human rights advocates who also enjoy the sport of car racing, a great opportunity awaits us. Lewis Hamilton, the only Black driver in the history of Formula 1 racing, has been bravely and consistently supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. In the wake of the protests against the murders of George Floyd and Breonna

Waging Nonviolence (2021-04-23). Amid Chauvin trial and more police killings, we need to stress Boycotts and the 'Noncooperation' in 'Nonviolent Noncooperation'. juancole.com By Maria J. Stephan | — ( Waging Nonviolence) — In his March 1956 sermon "When Peace Becomes Obnoxious," Martin Luther King, Jr. responded to a headline in a local Alabama newspaper that read, "Things are quiet in Tuscaloosa today. There is peace on the campus of the University of Alabama." The headline was referring …

Fight Back (2021-04-23). Tallahassee celebrates Derek Chauvin guilty verdict. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – On April 20, in less than two hours after the Derek Chauvin verdict was announced, the Tallahassee Community Action Committee gathered at Cascades Park to celebrate this win but also to reiterate the fight for Black liberation is not over. They chanted, "Indict convict, send that killer cop to jail, the whole damn system is guilty as hell." | The group played music and passed out pizza to rally attendees. | Trish Brown, stated "History has been made today. With so much wrongdoing and killings by the police throughout history with no Indictments, no convictions, no accountability – officers getti…

WSWS (2021-04-23). Sisters with Transistors surveys the women of electronic music. wsws.org The documentary spotlights composers such as Pauline Oliveros and examines the historical and technological context in which this new art form developed.

Derek Royden (2021-04-23). A formula for disappointment? Joe Biden's center right return to 'normal' at home and abroad. nationofchange.org Having a new occupant in the White House is a relief for many people but the current moment clearly requires radical change.

Alexandria Onuoha (2021-04-23). Support Black Girlhood in the Face of Black Death. progressive.org Black girls shouldn't have to parade our trauma to be recognized as deserving.

WSWS (2021-04-23). UAW works to sell out New York University strike before it starts. wsws.org A sharp warning must be made: Before the strike has even begun, the UAW is doing everything to sell it out.

WSWS (2021-04-23). Turkey summons Greek, French ambassadors over Mediterranean incident. wsws.org The naval incident points to mounting conflicts among rival NATO alliance members in the eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East and Africa.

_____ (2021-04-23). The Rising Threat Of Nuclear War. popularresistance.org US Strategic Command, the branch of the US military responsible for America's nuclear arsenal, tweeted the following on Tuesday: | "The spectrum of conflict today is neither linear nor predictable. We must account for the possibility of conflict leading to conditions which could very rapidly drive an adversary to consider nuclear use as their least bad option." | The statement, which STRATCOM called a "preview" of…

WSWS (2021-04-23). Australia: Deaths in Perth nursing home underscore aged care crisis. wsws.org Three shocking deaths point to the corporate profit-making and severe government under-funding that have created a disastrous situation in nursing homes over the past three decades.

Fight Back (2021-04-23). Tallahassee celebrates Derek Chauvin guilty verdict. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – On April 20, in less than two hours after the Derek Chauvin verdict was announced, the Tallahassee Community Action Committee gathered at Cascades Park to celebrate this win but also to reiterate the fight for Black liberation is not over. They chanted, "Indict convict, send that killer cop to jail, the whole damn system is guilty as hell." | The group played music and passed out pizza to rally attendees. | Trish Brown, stated "History has been made today. With so much wrongdoing and killings by the police throughout history with no Indictments, no convictions, no accountability – officers getti…

WSWS (2021-04-23). Columbus, Ohio officer who killed Ma'Khia Bryant was trained in military marksmanship. wsws.org The fact that officer Nicholas Reardon is also an active duty member of the Air National Guard raises questions about the militarization of police in America.

Jacob Hornberger (2021-04-23). Interventionist Hypocrisy Over U.S. Deaths in Afghanistan. counterpunch.org We continue tonight with the presentations regarding the autopsy that the U.S. national-security establishment conducted on the body of President Kennedy. Tonight our speaker will be Dr. David Mantik, a board-certified radiation oncologist who is one of the few people who have been permitted to view the official Kennedy materials at the National Archives. Spending

WSWS (2021-04-23). Warrior Met Coal miners defiant, three weeks into Alabama strike. wsws.org Coal miners described the deadly conditions they confront and their determination to recoup the wages cut by the company five years ago.

_____ (2021-04-23). Memo to Biden: What About The Other Whistleblowers? popularresistance.org Darnella Frazier is a whistleblower. She's an important one. Few Americans will know her name, but we should all be thanking her. | Darnella is the 17-year-old who took the video of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin murdering George Floyd. That video has become the de facto official record of Floyd's death. Where would we be without it? | The Minneapolis Police Department's initial account was entitled, "Man Dies After Medical Incident During Police Interaction." It said that police had been called to a Chicago Avenue South address for a "forgery in progress," that Floyd "appeared to be under the in…

Michael Welch (2021-04-23). Earth Day 2021: Hope Illusions and Daunting Realities. globalresearch.ca "We're here at this summit to discuss how each of us, each country, can set higher climate ambitions that will in turn, create good paying jobs, advance innovative technologies, and help vulnerable countries adapt to climate impacts. We have to …

WSWS (2021-04-23). ATI issues contract ultimatum to strikers as USW isolates workers. wsws.org Allegheny Technologies, Inc. has delivered an ultimatum to striking steelworkers to accept their concession demands by Monday, or face the consequences.

WSWS (2021-04-23). Unions and Labor leader fraudulently posture as opponents of privatisation at Australia Post. wsws.org Labor and the unions are seeking to block any struggle by workers against a sweeping pro-business restructure of…

WSWS (2021-04-23). Johnson halts travel to India as "there will be another wave" as UK sports venues and nightclubs reopen. wsws.org The coming fortnight will see large attendances at events as part of the government's Events Research Programme (ERP)—aimed at the full reopening of the economy by June 21—that will inevitably lead to more infections and deaths.

_____ (2021-04-23). USDA May Allow Genetically Modified Trees To Be Released Into The Wild. popularresistance.org On August 18, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a petition by researchers at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) seeking federal approval to release their genetically engineered (GE) Darling 58 (D58) American chestnut tree into U.S. forests. Researchers claim the transgenic D58 tree will resist the fungal blight that, coupled with rampant overlogging, decimated the American chestnut population in the early 20th century. In fact, the GE American chestnut is a Trojan horse meant to open the doors to commercial GE trees designed for industrial…

Fight Back (2021-04-23). Utahn's March for further action against police violence. fightbacknews.org Salt Lake City, UT – On April 20, about three hours after killer cop Derek Chauvin's triple guilty verdict, hundreds of people gathered, relieved to hear the verdict and motivated to demand further action in combating police crimes. Marching in solidarity with Minneapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles, and many other cities around the country, the people of Salt Lake City demanded further action and accountability for the entire policing system that terrorizes our communities. | Starting from the Salt Lake Public Safety Building and marching to the Victims of Police Brutality murals, a community memorial depicting many o…

EMMA (2021-04-23). The People's Podcast: Climate Emergency, DAPL, & Biden's Plan. peoplesparty.org Join us for the second episode of The People's Podcast, our new live show dedicated to making the case for a major new party free of corporate money. New episodes every other week. | Sadie Thompson, co-chair of Power Shift Network, joins Nick Brana and Eynelys García to discuss the climate emergency, DAPL, and Biden's plan.

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-23). Rules-based interplanetary order: U.S. Space Command takes conflict with China and Russia to the heavens. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Rules-based interplanetary order: U.S. Space Command takes conflict with China and Russia to the heavensRick Rozoff General James Dickinson, commander of U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM), testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on April 21 and laid out the purpose, progress and plans of the Pentagon's latest unified combatant command. SPACECOM in its current avatar …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-23). NATO chief issues appeal to India to join global anti-Chinese, anti-Russian alliance. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO chief issues appeal to India to join global anti-Chinese, anti-Russian allianceRick Rozoff Two days ago an opinion piece by North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg appeared in the influential Times of India, the title of which is Deepening Nato's dialogue with India: To protect international rules-based order and address shared challenges to …

WSWS (2021-04-23). Hospital workers in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania on strike. wsws.org Eighty-four hospital workers are on strike against brutal work conditions in the small Pennsylvania town.

Robert Hunziker (2021-04-23). If Fukushima's Water is Safe, Then Drink it! counterpunch.org By now, the world knows all about the decision by Japan to dump tritium-laced radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. According to Japan's Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso, the treated and diluted water will be "safe to drink." Furthermore, he claims the country should have started releasing it into the ocean earlier. (Source: China to

Ed Rampell (2021-04-23). The Envelope Please: Darnella Frazier Deserves an Academy Award. counterpunch.org The annual Academy Awards ceremony — wherein a pack of swag bag schlepping celebs clad in brand name couture pat themselves on the back on live TV, while thanking their agents, hair stylists, managers, makeup artists, etc. — is set for Sunday, April 25. To be fair, a number of films competing for those coveted

WSWS (2021-04-23). Crane operator crushed to death at Stellantis Sterling Stamping Plant in suburban Detroit. wsws.org Terry Garr was killed by a heavy die that fell from a crane he was operating, apparently under duress from management to hurry and finish the job before his shift ended.

_____ (2021-04-23). 'Justice Looks Like Abolition'. popularresistance.org On Tuesday, April 20, jurors in Minnesota found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of all charges brought forward for the death of George Floyd: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin's bail was also immediately revoked and he was taken into custody after the verdict was read. | The guilty verdicts represent a strong departure from the legal norm: between 2005 and 2019, only four police officers had been found guilty of murder in the United States, while an estimated 1,000 people have been shot and killed by cops every year since 2015. A breakdown o…

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WSWS (2021-04-23). Biden climate summit offers empty spectacle. wsws.org The two-day event that began Thursday underscored the reality that there is no solution to global warming and climate change within the framework of capitalism.

Ashley Curtin (2021-04-23). California approves $44 million electric vehicle infrastructure program. nationofchange.org "This decision is another step toward meeting California's deep decarbonization and ambitious transportation electrification goals."

Staff (2021-04-23). Venezuela's Arreaza: Assistant Secretary of State Chung's Confession is More Evidence of US Aggressions. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, April 22, Venezuelan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza commented that a tweet posted by the acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the United States Department of State, Julie Chung, reveals how the US applies arbitrary and illegal measures that have generated suffering across an entire country. | Through his official Twitter account @jaarreaza, the Venezuelan top diplomat pointed out that what was written by the US official will be used as evidence in the International Criminal Court (ICC) and before the UN, as false ideologized arguments showing disrespect…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-23). Israeli settlers and security forces attack Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem. peoplesdispatch.org Palestinians coming out of the Al-Aqsa mosque after special Ramadan prayers in the evening were attacked by hundreds of settlers. When they tried to resist, they were repressed by Israeli forces…

Danaka Katovich, Ariel Gold (2021-04-23). Can a Formula 1 Star Send a Message to the Saudi Government? counterpunch.org For human rights advocates who also enjoy the sport of car racing, a great opportunity awaits us. Lewis Hamilton, the only Black driver in the history of Formula 1 racing, has been bravely and consistently supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. In the wake of the protests against the murders of George Floyd and Breonna

Anonymous765 (2021-04-23). War Is Over Before It Begins And Kiev Is Left To Play By Itself. southfront.org | DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: | PayPal: southfront@internet.ru | Donation alerts: donationalerts.com/

Jared Olson (2021-04-23). How Border Fascism Explains the Trump Movement. thenation.com How Border Fascism Explains the Trump Movement…

Zoà´ Carpenter (2021-04-23). Misinformation Is Destroying Our Country. Can Anything Rein It In? thenation.com Misinformation Is Destroying Our Country. Can Anything Rein It In?

David Bromwich (2021-04-23). Notes on Cant—and Other Ways of Saying What We Don't Mean. thenation.com Notes on Cant—and Other Ways of Saying What We Don't Mean…

Ross Barkan (2021-04-23). Dianne Morales Looks for Space—and Support—on New York's Left. thenation.com Dianne Morales Looks for Space—and Support—on New York's Left…

Mark Hertsgaard (2021-04-23). On Earth Day, US Power Brokers Acknowledge the Scale and Urgency of the Climate Crisis. thenation.com On Earth Day, US Power Brokers Acknowledge the Scale and Urgency of the Climate Crisis…

Rafia Zakaria (2021-04-23). We Should Shame Frequent Fliers. thenation.com We Should Shame Frequent Fliers…

John Nichols (2021-04-23). Walter Mondale's Decades-Long Crusade for Fair Housing and the Full Promise of Civil Rights. thenation.com Walter Mondale's Decades-Long Crusade for Fair Housing and the Full Promise of Civil Rights…

Sasha Abramsky (2021-04-23). The American Addiction to Violence. thenation.com The American Addiction to Violence…

news.un (2021-04-23). World Book and Copyright Day celebrates 'fundamental importance' of literature. news.un.org At a period of global uncertainty and confinement, books open the door to freedom, transporting readers beyond time and borders, the head of the UN's educational and cultural agency, UNESCO, said on Friday.

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-23). Report: US Open to Lifting 'Terror' Sanctions on Iran's Central Bank. news.antiwar.com Since the Biden administration refuses to lift all Trump-era sanctions on Iran to restore the JCPOA, the US is negotiating with Tehran what specific sanctions need to be lifted through indirect talks in Vienna. | The Trump administration imposed sancti…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-23). NATO Chief Issues Appeal to India To Join Global Anti-Chinese, Anti-Russian Alliance. news.antiwar.com Two days ago an opinion piece by North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg appeared in the influential Times of India, the title of which is Deepening Nato's dialogue with India: To protect international rules-based order and address shared challenges to our security. The NATO 2030: United for a New Era document released last …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-23). Biden's First Trip Outside the Country Will Take Him to NATO Headquarters. news.antiwar.com White House Press Secretary Jen "Russia will be accountable by the international community" Psaki announced today that her boss, President Joe "I will continue with every fiber in my being to keep America involved with troops that can shoot and kill" Biden, will make his first overseas trip in June; in fact his first trip …

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-23). Pentagon Contractors Left in the Dark on Afghanistan Withdrawal Plan. news.antiwar.com According to "We need a much clearer idea of what the endgame looks like," said David Berteau of the Professional Services Council, which represents 400 government contractors, many of whom are in Afghanistan. "None of that has been revealed to us or our member companies and that is…

Jason Ditz (2021-04-23). CENTCOM Commander Doesn't Think Iraq Wants US to Leave. news.antiwar.com Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the head of Central Command, claimed that he believes Iraq wants the US troops to stay in the country, noting that "The government of Iraq wants us to stay," McKenzie insisted, "to continue the fight against ISIS." These claims fly in the face of a lot of evidence to the contrary, as Iraq's parliament voted unanimously to expel the US troops last year. | Protesters were already agitatin…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-23). Israeli Officials Headed to DC to Protest US Return to Iran Deal. news.antiwar.com A high-level Israeli delegation is visiting Washington next week, and The Israeli officials visiting Washington include National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat, Military Intelligence chief Tamir Hayman, Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi, and Yossi Cohan, who heads Israel's Mossad spy agency. | Israeli so…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-23). Top General Expresses 'Concern' Over Afghanistan Withdrawal. news.antiwar.com The head of US Central Command "My concern is the ability of the Afghan military to hold the ground that they're on now without the support that they've been used to for many years," Gen. Frank McKenzie told the Senate Armed Services Committee. In particular, McKenzie said he was concerned about the "ability of the Afghan air force to fly" a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-23). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Head and neck cancers are becoming increasingly common. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org There are many causes of head and neck cancers, and treatment is complicated. And one of the fastest growing demographic of cancers in the U.S. is human papillomavirus (HPV) in younger people, says Dr. Daniel Ma, a Mayo Clinic radiation oncologist. "This is a treatable disease," says Dr. Ma. "It's a disease that's very responsive …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-23). Mayo study finds colon cancer driven by hereditary gene mutations in 1 in 6 patients. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. –?A new Mayo Clinic study bolsters evidence that colorectal cancer is often imprinted in family genes and passed on from one generation to the next. In the study, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, researchers within the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine found 1 in 6 patients with colorectal cancer had an …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-23). Remembering Walter Mondale, dedicated public servant and former Mayo Clinic trustee. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Walter Mondale, former vice president, known for his many years of public service to the country and the state of Minnesota, died on Monday, April 19, at his home in Minneapolis. He was 93. Mr. Mondale was a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees from 1989 to 1994 and from 1997 to 2001. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-23). Mayo researchers, collaborators identify 'instigator' gene associated with Alzheimer's disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In a new paper published in Nature Communications, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators report the protein-coding gene SERPINA5 may worsen tau protein tangles, which are characteristic of Alzheimer's disease, and advance disease. By combining clinical expertise, brain tissue samples, pathology expertise and artificial intelligence, the team clarified and validated the relevance of …

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-04-23). The West is Practicing Vaccine Apartheid at a Global Level. counterpunch.org More than an eighth of the world's population living in rich countries—the United States, Canada, the UK, and the EU—have access to more than 50 percent of the world's vaccine doses. According to Our World in Data, about 112 million people in the United States alone received at least a single vaccine jab by April

Common Dreams Staff (2021-04-23). Chauvin Conviction Sparks Calls for 'True Justice'. zcomm.org "This verdict is not a substitute for policy change."

Ibram X. Kendi (2021-04-23). Compliance Will Not Save Me. zcomm.org Black and brown people's defiance is not the problem. Our compliance is not the solution…

Sustainability Times (2021-04-23). Fossil fuels cause several million deaths each year. zcomm.org In 2018 alone more than 8 million people died from fossil fuel-related pollution, according to new research…

commondreams (2021-04-23). California Pledges to End Oil and Gas Production by 2045. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-04-23). Newsom Directs Agencies to Stop New Fracking Permits By 2024, Skirting Full Ban. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Simone Lovera (2021-04-23). How Earth Day Is Being Co-Opted by Corporate Interests. commondreams.org "The winners in this scheme would be destroyers like Bolsonaro and Gates, who seek profit at the expense of some of the most precious forests on the planet," writes Simone Lovera. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2021-04-23). Twitter Commits to Set Science-Based Climate Target. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-04-23). Jubilee USA Statement on President Biden's Leaders Summit on Climate. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-04-23). Sunrise Responds to Biden's Job Creation Climate Argument: If You're Serious, Pass Markey's Civilian Climate Corps Bill. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-04-23). Biden's Climate Summit Falls Short: Lofty Words But Where is the Plan? commondreams.org ______________________________…

Rebecca Griffin (2021-04-23). The Failing Safety Net Is Harming Reproductive Health. commondreams.org "Inability to afford food, transportation, and/or housing was associated with a reduction in desire to be pregnant," writes Rebecca Griffin. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Debi Smith (2021-04-23). Not Wasting Food to Save the World. commondreams.org "It is estimated that 1/3 of all the food produced on the planet never makes it into a mouth," writes Debi Smith. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-04-23). Coloured compounds may help coronavirus evade antibodies. imperial.ac.uk Pigments in the body which give bruises their green and yellow hues may help coronaviruses hide from the immune system.

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