2021-04-24: News Headlines

Staff (2021-04-24). At least 172 migrants drowned in central Mediterranean Sea. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — At least 172 people are believed to have drowned in three different shipwrecks in the central Mediterranean Sea, and the number of drowning in the world's deadliest crossing has more than doubled this year.

Jack Pierce, Malcolm Clark (2021-04-24). They received Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. Now they might have to pay it back. liberationnews.org "I was stressed that upon deeming me ineligible for some reason, they would take the money that they had paid me, and then I would be thousands of dollars in debt."

Toward increasing Networking (2021-04-24). 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.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Yunnan's Ruili downgrades COVID-19 risk level in seven areas. ecns.cn Ruili, a border city in southwest China's Yunnan Province, has brought down the number of areas classified as high or medium-risk for COVID-19 transmission on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Chinese mainland reports 13 new COVID-19 cases, all imported. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 13 new COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). 2021 Beijing Half Marathon kicks off. ecns.cn The 2021 Beijing Half Marathon, halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, resumed on Saturday. The Half Marathon covers a total length of 21.0975 km, starting from Tiananmen Square and ending at the National Stadium (Bird's Nest). It is the first time this year that Beijing host a 10,000-person event.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). China's new recombinant COVID-19 vaccine starts human tests. ecns.cn Sinopharm, the Chinese pharmaceutical giant, has commenced phase-1 and phase-2 clinical trials for its new recombinant vaccine against COVID-19 in central China's Henan Province since Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Indian gov't exempts customs duty on import of COVID-19 vaccines, oxygen. ecns.cn The Indian government on Saturday decided to exempt basic customs duty on imports of COVID-19 vaccines, medical grade oxygen for a period of three months, said a senior official.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-24). 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 (2021-04-24). Purchase of COVID-19 vaccine government's top priority. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that purchase of the COVID-19 vaccine is one of the government's top priorities.

Staff (2021-04-24). Sanders and Warren Call on Biden to Reverse Trump Era Vaccine Apartheid. truthout.org President Biden is coming under mounting pressure at home and abroad to reverse a Trump-era policy and publicly support a temporary waiver on international patent rights for COVID vaccines and treatments that would allow countries around the world to manufacture lifesaving doses domestically. | Big Pharma opposes the trade protections waiver, but global health advocates, congressional Democrats and leaders across the world say the waiver is necessary address massive inequities in vaccine distribut…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-24). 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 …

Staff (2021-04-24). Prioritizing Incarcerated People for Vaccine Quickly Reduced COVID in IL Prisons. truthout.org "One thing about prison, you don't want to get sick in here," says James Trent, who is incarcerated in Western Illinois Correctional Center. When the chance came to get the vaccine for COVID-19, most people inside got the shot "because this is very serious," he told Truthout over the phone. | Illinois is ahead of most states in vaccinating people who are incarcerated, thus far vaccinating 69 percent of the nearly 28,000 people in its prisons. The decision to prioritize providing the vacci…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-24). Around the World in 8 Minutes: Global outcry for patent waiver on COVID vaccines. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode, we take you to Geneva where the member states of the World Trade Organization met to discuss a proposal to waive certain intellectual property on COVID-19 vaccine production during the pandemic. We also look at Bolivia where dozens of intellectuals, experts and political leaders from across the world participated in the "Re-encounter with Pachamama" on April 22, Earth Day.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-24). Ibero-American Summit in Andorra concluded with call for equitable access to anti-COVID-19 vaccines and cooperation for sustainable development. peoplesdispatch.org The 27th Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government was focused on formulating common responses to the economic, social and health issues generated by the pandemic as well as solutions to global problems such as climate change…

Staff (2021-04-24). Vaccines Sent by the United States to Mexico are from Contaminated Plant. orinocotribune.com Batches of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccines shipped from the United States to Mexico were manufactured in a plant where production was suspended due to contamination of millions of doses, Mexican newspaper El Universal reported on Friday. | The newspaper reported that in the plant in question, two different COVID-19 vaccines got mixed up during fabrication, contaminating millions of doses, but AstraZeneca has assured that the batches supplied to Mexico were verified under the required standards. | The AstraZeneca vaccines that Mexico received were manufactured at an Emergent BioSolutions plant in Baltimore, Maryla…

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). 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 (2021-04-24). 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 (2021-04-24). 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 (2021-04-24). 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 (2021-04-24). Wuhan's tourist industry gains momentum. ecns.cn Wuhan's tourist industry is building momentum after its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Hidden agenda behind UK parliamentarians' Xinjiang 'genocide' claim. ecns.cn The United Kingdom's parliament's declaration that China was committing "genocide" against its Uygur people holds no water and is just a smear of China.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). China vows to achieve green goals. ecns.cn Despite severe time constraints, China will make extremely arduous efforts to go carbon neutral before 2060 amid expanding energy demand, a senior climate official said on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Drone show held in Fuzhou to greet 4th Digital China Summit. ecns.cn The summit will run from April 25-26, under the theme of "New Potential for Data and New Journey of Digital China".

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). 50 years on, Ping-Pong Diplomacy still elevates China-US ties. ecns.cn World champion Liang Geliang had probably not expected that 50 years after "Ping-Pong Diplomacy" occurred, he and American counterpart Judy Hoarfrost would be able to play a table tennis game over 10,000 kilometers apart.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Searchers find debris from missing Indonesian submarine: navy chief of staff. ecns.cn Indonesian searchers have found debris which are believed to be from the missing submarine in waters off Bali Island, Indonesian Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Yudo Margono said on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). COMAC completes production, test flight center. ecns.cn The nation's first self-developed production and test flight center for China's commercial aircraft developer – Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) – was completed on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). U.S. advocacy groups, Chinese business community call for concrete actions to tackle anti-Asian hate. ecns.cn Multiple advocacy organizations and the Chinese business community in the United States are calling for actions to cope with the historic rise of hatred, violence and xenophobia targeting Asian and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the country.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). China Coast Guard vessels patrol Diaoyu Islands. ecns.cn Three China Coast Guard (CCG) vessels conducted a patrol in territorial waters off the Diaoyu Islands on Sunday, according to an online statement by the CCG.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Withdrawal of U.S. troops to follow timetable decided by U.S.-Iraqi dialogue: military spokesman. ecns.cn The full withdrawal of the U.S.-led coalition forces from Iraq will follow a timetable that will be decided by the ongoing U.S.-Iraqi dialogue.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Recovered patient tests positive in Heilongjiang. ecns.cn A recovered novel coronavirus patient in Wangkui county, Heilongjiang province, tested positive for the virus on Saturday, local government said on Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Tsinghua University to commemorate 110th anniversary. ecns.cn Tsinghua University will commemorate its 110th anniversary on April 25.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Chinese FM: U.S. yet to find the right way to deal with China. ecns.cn The United States is yet to find the right way to deal with China, with its new administration still holding misunderstandings towards China, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Three Gorges Dam invites visitors to show achievements. ecns.cn The world's largest hydropower project, the Three Gorges Dam, opened its doors on Saturday to welcome the public for a visit to illustrate its achievements in producing clean energy, preventing floods and ecological conservation.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). China aims to launch Chang'e-6 lunar probe around 2024. ecns.cn China aims to launch the Chang'e-6 probe to collect samples in the South Pole-Aitken Basin on the far side of the moon around 2024, said a space expert on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Wang Yi puts forward five suggestions to U.S. on bilateral ties. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday communicated with U.S. Council on Foreign Relations via video link.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Xi attends commissioning of Chinese naval vessels. ecns.cn Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), attended the commissioning ceremony of three naval vessels, the Changzheng-18, the Dalian, and the Hainan.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). More than 300 companies including Boeing to attend Zhuhai airshow. ecns.cn More than 300 companies including Boeing will attend the Zhuhai airshow, the organizers said on their official WeChat account on Saturday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Security Council strongly condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan. ecns.cn The United Nations Security Council on Saturday condemned in the strongest terms Wednesday's attack in Quetta, Pakistan that resulted in at least five deaths and many injured.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). ASEAN leaders call for constructive dialogue over Myanmar situation. ecns.cn The leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries reached a five-point consensus Saturday on the situation in Myanmar, calling for "constructive dialogue" among all parties concerned.

Editor2 (2021-04-24). No US-Ukraine War on Donbass and Russia! Stop the Drone Strikes on Civilians! Stop Killing Children! Justice for the Victims of the 2014 Odessa Massacre! orinocotribune.com By Co-op Anti-War Café Berlin — Apr 19, 2021 | For seven years now, the right-wing government of Ukraine, supported by the United States and other Western powers, has been at war with the people of the independent Donetsk and Lugansk republics in the Donbass region of Eastern Europe. Some 14,000 people have been killed, according to the United Nations. The people of Donetsk and Lugansk live under a brutal military blockade imposed by Ukraine and its Western allies. | On March 22, a 71-year-old pensioner was killed by sniper fire near the capital of Donetsk. | On April 3, in Aleksandrovskoye, Donetsk, a Ukrai…

Arab News (2021-04-24). Context Crucial If Biden Recognizes Armenian Genocide — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Dania Koleilat Khatib* | US President Joe Biden is this weekend expected to formally recognize the massacres conducted against the Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during the First World War as "genocide." He is likely to make the announcement on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, which falls on Saturday. This recognition was one of his campaign promises. | Biden already has a chilly relationship with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and this move is likely to increase the tensions between the two NATO allies. However, the recognition should not be looked at from a political angle but rather a human on…

Julia Conley (2021-04-24). Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Push Green New Deal for Public Housing. zcomm.org Such a plan, said Rep. Jamaal Bowman, "would allow people to live with dignity and respect, to know that our federal government cares about their well-being and their health."

Alan MacLeod (2021-04-24). Tanks and think tanks: How Taiwanese cash is funding the push to war with China. mronline.org Twenty years ago, a group of neoconservative think tanks used their power to push for disastrous wars in the Middle East. Now, a new set of think tanks staffed with many of the same experts and funded by Taiwanese money is working hard to convince Americans that there is a new existential threat: China. | April 24, 2021 | Newswire…

WSWS (2021-04-24). Far-right Vox leader issues fascistic call to end lockdowns in Spain. wsws.org Denouncing anti-COVID-19 lockdowns, Abascal justified fascist coups, claiming the 1936 coup toppled a "criminal regime controlled by socialists and communists."

WSWS (2021-04-24). US "excess deaths" in 2020 surpassed the toll during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. wsws.org A New York Times analysis of US death patterns shows that the death rate in year one of the COVID-19 pandemic was the highest above normal ever recorded in the country, surpassing the toll of "excess death" during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-24). 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 …

Zachary Conti (2021-04-24). United Nations Convenes High-Level COVID Response Session for Vulnerable Countries. indybay.org The United Nations convened on COVID response and development needs for vulnerable, small island and landlocked countries.

Ralph Nader (2021-04-24). If Joe Biden Is Truly a 'Union Guy' He Must Strike Dead the Taft-Hartley Monster. commondreams.org "Given the entrenched deprivations of workers and abandonment of labor to serf-labor countries abroad," asks Ralph Nader, "is Joe Biden pro-union-labor enough, apart from the temporary Covid-19 relief? The answer has to be a qualified, NO." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). 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 (2021-04-24). 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.

sputniknews (2021-04-24). Delhi High Court Warns of Death Sentence as Dire Deficit of Oxygen Hinders COVID Treatments. sputniknews.com If devastation had an address, it would be somewhere in Delhi right now. India's capital and home to over 30 million residents is the most COVID-affected city in the country, with 24,331 fresh cases and 348 deaths in the last 24 hours. Amid the steep escalation in COVID numbers, the national capital is gasping for breath — literally.

sputniknews (2021-04-24). Amid Grim COVID-Induced Situation in India Strangers Don Angel's Garb. sputniknews.com A scarcity of oxygen for hospitals treating COVID-19 patients has become a burning issue in India, as the government scrambles to make the life-saving substance available to those in need. The nation's Supreme Court has even declared the situation a national emergency and asked the federal government to draw up plans to meet the demand.

news.un (2021-04-24). Seeing health 'opportunities' in post-pandemic Papua New Guinea: a UN Resident Coordinator blog. news.un.org The global COVID-19 pandemic could provide "opportunities" to improve health care in Papua New Guinea (PNG) after the crisis is over, according to the United Nations' most senior official in the southwestern Pacific Ocean nation.

Richard Gale (2021-04-24). J & J's "One Shot and You're Done Vaccine":" A New "Experimental" COVID Vaccine. "We Need to Challenge J&J's Reputation" globalresearch.ca First published on March 10, 2021 | 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). | *** | For decades, according to a …

Carsten Kràºger (2021-04-24). [Correspondence] Call for a pan-European COVID-19 response must be comprehensive. thelancet.com While agreeing with most aspects of the call for a European strategy against the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic by Viola Priesemann and colleagues,1 I would like to comment on three shortcomings.

Michele Usuelli (2021-04-24). [Correspondence] COVID-19: from hospitals to courts — Author's reply. thelancet.com I thank Nicola Magnavita and colleagues for raising important points regarding my Correspondence.1…

Kumanan Rasanathan (2021-04-24). [Correspondence] Global health and its discontents. thelancet.com A year ago, a group of us gathered to reconsider how to build healthy and equitable societies.1 During that meeting, we rehearsed critiques of the current practice of global health.2 The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the truth in these charges, highlighting deficiencies in the pursuit of equity and in the capacity for multisectoral action—yet the pandemic has also provided inspiring examples of effective national and global public health action. After the 1918 influenza pandemic, many countries built new institutions, laws, and practices that laid the foundation for modern public health.

Viola Priesemann, Melanie M Brinkmann, Sandra Ciesek, Sarah Cuschieri, Thomas Czypionka, Giulia Giordano, Claudia Hanson, Niel Hens, Emil Iftekhar, Peter Klimek, Mirjam Kretzschmar, Andreas Peichl, Matja≈æ Perc, Francesco Sannino, Eva Schernhammer, Alexander Schmidt, Anthony Staines, Ewa Szczurek (2021-04-24). [Correspondence] Call for a pan-European COVID-19 response must be comprehensive — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Carsten Kràºger for the opportunity to further elaborate on the important aspects raised in his Correspondence.

The Lancet (2021-04-24). [Editorial] 2021: the beginning of a new era of immunisations? thelancet.com While the world is firmly focused on the efficacy, adverse events, licensing, and roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, the disruption of and barriers to routine immunisations during the pandemic have garnered much less attention. World Immunization Week (April 24—30) presents an opportunity to reflect on the state of immunisation efforts for vaccine-preventable diseases, how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected progress, and what lessons can accelerate efforts to prevent diseases through immunisation.

Paula A Rochon (2021-04-24). [Perspectives] Finding solutions for an age-old problem. thelancet.com Once every so often, a crisis occurs that brings attention to an important, yet previously largely invisible inequity, and in doing so has the potential to bring about great change. The chronic neglect of older people living in long-term care homes and the absence of a cohesive, integrated strategy to help people age well in many countries are such age-old problems. COVID-19 has exacerbated the hardships faced by our elders. In Canada, less than 1% of the population live in long-term care homes, yet as of March, 2021, more than 55% of all deaths from COVID-19 were among these residents.

Nicola Magnavita, Francesco Chirico, Angelo Sacco (2021-04-24). [Correspondence] COVID-19: from hospitals to courts. thelancet.com Michele Usuelli1 raised two questions to the international scientific community. First, whether there were errors in the management of the COVID-19 health emergency in Lombardy, Italy. Second, whether having 20 regional health services across Italy is useful in controlling a pandemic.

Talha Burki (2021-04-24). [World Report] Statelessness in the COVID-19 pandemic. thelancet.com Millions of people have no nationality and are being overlooked in the response to COVID-19. Talha Burki reports.

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-04-24). 'Utterly Disgusting': Big Pharma Lobby Blitz Against Vaccine Patent Waivers Denounced. commondreams.org "Newly filed disclosure forms from the first quarter of 2021" reveal that "over 100 lobbyists have been mobilized to contact lawmakers and members of the Biden administration, urging them to oppose a proposed temporary waiver" of Covid-19 patent protections at the WTO. The move was decried as grotesque "pandemic profiteering" by at least one public health advocate. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Aaron Maté (2021-04-24). Challenged on Syria cover-up, OPCW chief lies and US-UK-France evade. thegrayzone.com Facing new outcry over the Syria cover-up scandal, OPCW chief Fernando Arias has been caught lying, while the US-UK-France are desperately trying to change the subject. Aaron Maté recaps recent meetings at the EU and UN, where the growing Douma controversy was center stage. The US-UK-France bombed Syria in April 2018 after accusing it of a chemical weapons attack in the city of Douma. Leaks later revealed that OPCW inspectors found no evidence of a Syrian government chemical weapons attack. …

Ralph Nader (2021-04-24). If Biden is a "union guy" — Go After the Taft-Hartley Monster! dissidentvoice.org President Joe Biden likes to say, "I'm a union guy." Unfortunately, as Vice President from 2009 to 2017, his boss, Barack Obama wouldn't let him be a "union guy." Even with large Democratic majorities in Congress and control of the White House, worker needs went unmet. Setting records for raising Wall Street campaign cash, Obama …

Ralph Nader (2021-04-24). If Biden Is A 'Union Guy' Then Go After The Taft-Hartley Monster — OpEd. eurasiareview.com President Joe Biden likes to say, "I'm a union guy." Unfortunately, as Vice President from 2009 to 2017, his boss, Barack Obama wouldn't let him be a "union guy." Even with large Democratic majorities in Congress and control of the White House, worker needs went unmet. | Setting records for raising Wall Street campaign cash, Obama reneged on his 2008 promise to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.50 per hour by 2011. He reneged on a promise to the AFL-CIO to push for "card check" to facilitate workers wanting to form a union. He did nothing to preserve traditional earned worker pensions provided by…

Staff (2021-04-24). 7 Afghan soldiers killed in a Taliban attack. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — A member of Afghanistan's Takhar provincial council announced seven Afghan soldiers are killed in a Taliban attack.

Hernán Salina (2021-04-24). Tras 20 años de ocupación y saqueo, Estados Unidos se retira de Afganistán sin mellar el poder de los talibanes. globalizacion.ca La situación económica de Estados Unidos es complicada, "no hay ninguna inversión en la Salud ni apoyo para los que buscan trabajo", mientras se "habla de billones para infraestructura pero los que se ven beneficiados son los grandes capitales", dijo…

Staff (2021-04-24). IMF Refuses to Provide Assets to Venezuela: What's Behind It? orinocotribune.com Once again, the genocidal blockade that affects the people of Venezuela was demonstrated through the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which explained that "it will not provide reserves of $5 billion in special drawing rights to Venezuela to reinforce its reserves" bases on the "legitimacy "of the government of President Nicolás Maduro. | In addition, in a new Bloomberg research, it was found that the Bolivarian country would be among the largest recipients in terms of percentage of gross domestic product. | The IMF plans to deliver $650 billion to member nations to boost liquidity. It announced that Venezuela w…

Juan Cole (2021-04-24). Palestinian NASA Scientist Elbasyouni: Easier to Fly a Helicopter on Mars than to Visit Home in Gaza. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Long time readers may know that I am a science buff and a science fiction fan. I have therefore been geeking out since February about the Perseverance rover on Mars. This week there was even more to marvel at, as the Ingenuity helicopter that accompanied the rover managed a couple …

repost (2021-04-24). SEP National Secretary Kishore spreads lies about an Amazon worker & former party member. indybay.org An Amazon worker who was a member of the SEP talks about their position opposing unionization and attacking democracy…

Staff (2021-04-24). New Shooting Incident Between El Coqui Gang and CICPC in Caracas. orinocotribune.com This Thursday, April 22, Caracas experienced another incident of shooting that reportedly took place on the Gran Cacique Guaicaipuro Highway, near the tunnels that connect the west and the southwest parts of the capital. The exchange of fire occurred between members of the El Coqui gang and officials of the Scientific, Criminal and Forensic Investigations Corps (CICPC). | It happened when officials from the Directorate Against Organized Crime of the Bolivarian National Police Corps was carrying out an operation in El Valle and El Cementerio. It was reported on social media that the objective of the operation was…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-04-24). Continuing the War in Syria. dissidentvoice.org The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa and Global Counterterrorism held a hearing on April 15, 2021, on "10 Years of War: Examining the Ongoing Conflict in Syria." As is customary of American exceptionalism, the feasibility of regime change in Damascus was not left undiscussed. Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina, …

Sucharit Bhakdi, Karina Reiss (2021-04-24). 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.

Thom Hartmann (2021-04-24). It's Time To Destroy the Sick and Twisted Plans of American Maskholes. commondreams.org "If Trump, Fox and the GOP can convince the people who follow them that they shouldn't get vaccines," aruges Thom Hartmann, "they can prevent President Biden from getting this pandemic under control." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Rob Urie (2021-04-24). Capitalism as a Suicide Cult. zcomm.org The data on excess deaths is provided to make the point that while the pandemic is a calamity, for much of the U.S., it is just one more in a long series of calamities…

Dave Lindorff (2021-04-24). Children of color appear to be fair game for too many cops: No More Police Killings of Kids! warisacrime.org By Dave Lindorff The latest police murder — and that's what it was whatever the circumstances — of 16-old foster child Ma'Khia Bryant by a Columbus, Ohio cop, is sickening to watch. No way did that officer, Nicholas Reardon, have to kill that young teenage girl. Maybe she had a knife, and maybe she was …

Eurasia Review (2021-04-24). Ancient Indigenous Forest Gardens Promote A Healthy Ecosystem. eurasiareview.com A new study by Simon Fraser University historical ecologists finds that Indigenous-managed forests–cared for as "forest gardens"–contain more biologically and functionally diverse species than surrounding conifer-dominated forests and create important habitat for animals and pollinators. The findings are published in Ecology and Society. | According to researchers, ancient forests were once tended by Ts'msyen and Coast Salish peoples living along the north and south Pacific coast. These forest gardens continue to grow at remote archaeological villages on Canada's northwest coast and are composed of native fr…

Dean Baker (2021-04-24). The Biden Recovery: How's That Hopey Changey Thing Working Out for You? cepr.net I know it was the last guy who promised hope and change, not Joe Biden, but I couldn't resist stealing Sarah Palin's best line ever. Besides, even if Biden didn't promise hope and change, it looks like he might deliver. We are going to get the GDP growth data for the first quarter next …

The Conversation (2021-04-24). How climate insecurity could trigger more conflict in Somalia and the Horn of Africa. juancole.com By Andrew E. Yaw Tchie | — Climate change effects such as droughts, flash floods, erratic rainfall, disruption to the monsoon seasons, strong winds, cyclones, sandstorms, dust storms and increased temperature are being experienced across Somalia. These effects are affecting livelihoods, and contributing to local grievances and community tensions. Some of these insights and conclusions …

Prabhat Patnaik (2021-04-24). Biden's package and its pitfalls. mronline.org U.S. President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion rescue package is one of the most ambitious measures to revive the U.S. and, with it, the world economy. | April 24, 2021 | Newswire…

Shawgi Tell (2021-04-24). Economic Collapse Continues Uninterrupted. dissidentvoice.org To conceal the economic and social decline that continues to unfold at home and abroad, major newspapers are working overtime to promote happy economic news. Many headlines are irrational and out of touch. They make no sense. Desperation to convince everyone that all is well or all will soon be great is very high. The …

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-04-24). Bolivia ratifies its commitment to protecting the rights of Mother Earth and the environment. peoplesdispatch.org On the International Mother Earth Day, Bolivian President Luis Arce announced the reactivation of the Plurinational Authority of Mother Earth to promote climate change adaptation and mitigation programs as well as the generation of clean energies through photovoltaic, wind and renewable diesel projects, among other measures…

slorinoco (2021-04-24). Datanálisis Reveals Results of Survey About Illegal US and European Sanctions. orinocotribune.com It was recently revealed, through a survey conducted by Datanálisis, a pollster linked to right wing opposition, that 90% of the Venezuelan population is of the opinion that illegal sanctions and coercive measures imposed by the United States have had a negative impact on their lives. | This was disclosed by the pollster Datanálisis through a graph shared on social media networks, last Thursday, April 22. The following data was provided: 51.8 % of those who participated in the survey said that the sanctions "have had a very negative impact," 30.8% that "they have had some negative impact," 9.4% that "they have ha…

Roger Annis (2021-04-24). NATO Raises Military Tensions against Russia over False Accusations of Russian Threats against Ukraine. dissidentvoice.org A new round of disinformation and threats against Russia is being staged by the NATO military powers and their state and corporate media outlets. The backdrop is the continued military occupation and aggression by Ukraine in sections of the Donbas region in the east of the country, combined with the Ukrainian government's ongoing refusal to …

Noah Roberts (2021-04-24). Justice for Roger Allen: Black man shot and killed by police in Daly City, California. liberationnews.org Roger Allen's family deserves justice.

Benjamin Selwyn (2021-04-24). Understanding development in a Global Value Chain World: Comparative Advantage or Monopoly Capital Theory? mronline.org The recent period of globalisation—following the collapse of the Eastern bloc and the integration of China into the world economy—is in essence the period of global value chains (GVCs). | April 24, 2021 | Newswire…

Real Progressives (2021-04-24). The Big Banks Have a Stranglehold On Our Country. realprogressives.org

| Real Progressives invites you to our April National Outreach Call | Wednesday, April 28th at 9pm EDT/6pm PDT | | Click Here to Register | | In this month's call, whistleblower Richard Bowen will share his experience witnessing massive fraud in the mortgage-backed securities industry. He'll take us through the process as he witnessed it as a Senior VP at Citigroup and tell us what we, as activists, can do about it. | Richard…

Staff (2021-04-24). Battleground Baltimore: The week in police accountability. therealnews.com In this week's roundup of Baltimore news we talk about where we have been and how far we need to go, on the path to police accountability.

slorinoco (2021-04-24). A Dark Earth Day. orinocotribune.com By Priti Gulati Cox — Apr 22, 2021 | The 'New Deal' part of the Green New Deal is mostly good and necessary. But the 'Green' part has a big hole at its center: the lack of a

Fabián Capecchi (2021-04-24). Thrive Act: un movimiento imparable que redefinirá el futuro. peoplesworld.org Hay una frase popular que dice que cuando el río suena, es porque piedras trae. Y es exactamente lo que viene ocurriendo con el llamado movimiento Thrive, que busca fortalecer un poderoso músculo humano a fin de apoyar y presionar al gobierno de Biden para que sea aprobado un gran proyecto de infraestructura que logre …

Joshua Kendrick Taylor (2021-04-24). Car caravan, march in Milwaukee demand justice for victims of police killings. liberationnews.org "For abolition of the police to happen, you have to abolish the whole capitalist system, because no amount of reform or money can amount to the justice these victims truly deserve…"

David Vine (2021-04-24). 175 Years of border invasions: The anniversary of the U.S. war on Mexico and the roots of northward migration. mronline.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. | April 24, 2021 | Newswire…

Staff (2021-04-24). Past Year of White Nationalism Has Shown Ongoing Need for Anti-Fascist Movements. truthout.org We are living through an era marked not just by the explosive violence of the far-right, but by the specific targeting of antifascist activists by the state and white nationalists alike. The term "antifa" has escaped its practical usage and is now used as a mythic signifier for all things left-wing and chaotic in the right-wing imagination, which has only increased seemingly impulsive acts of violence against anti-racist organizers. This is not a new history, and itreminds of us of a hear…

Staff (2021-04-24). Biden to Publicly Recognize Armenian Genocide, Ending Decades of U.S. Silence. truthout.org U.S. President Joe Biden is set to crack many decades of U.S. government silence on Saturday by publicly and officially recognizing that the systematic killing of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottomans during the First World War was — as In a phone call on Friday, B…

Staff (2021-04-24). Minnesota Workers Took on the National Guard to Defend Black Lives. truthout.org On Sunday, April 11, a cop pulled Daunte Wright over for air fresheners hanging from the rearview mirror and expired tags. Then she murdered him, saying she couldn't tell her gun from her taser. The killing happened 20 minutes down the road from where Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd by kneeling on his neck. | Protests have erupted night after night since then, in Brooklyn Center where Wright was murdered and beyond. The repression by the mayor and governor has been savage. On Friday the 16th, for e…

Staff (2021-04-24). Biden to Publicly Recognize Armenian Genocide, Ending Decades of US Silence. truthout.org U.S. President Joe Biden is set to crack many decades of U.S. government silence on Saturday by publicly and officially recognizing that the systematic killing of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottomans during the First World War was — as In a phone call on Friday, B…

Staff (2021-04-24). Bills Targeting Local Officials Could Allow GOP to Overturn Election Results. truthout.org Republicans in at least 14 states have introduced legislation that would seize power from election officials or limit their authority, apparently in response to unfounded attacks from former President Donald Trump and allies who sought to overturn his election loss. | Republican state legislators across the country have responded to Trump's baseless election challenges, which were

Staff (2021-04-24). Climate Change Is a Driving Force in Central American Migration. truthout.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…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-24). Iron Dome Failed Again: Dozens Of Rockets From Gaza Hit Israel, Provoked Fierce Response. southfront.org An explosion during an Israeli air strike on Gaza, August 8, 2018. IMAGE: Reuters | Palestinian fighters fired dozens of rockets from the Gaza Strip onto Israel provoking a fierce response by the Israeli Defense Forces. | Late on April 23, the exchange of fire began with the launch of three rockets from Gaza at nearby Israeli settlements. One of the rockets was intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-rocket system, while the other two landed in an empty area near Gaza's fence. | The IDF responded to the rocket attack with a series…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-24). Joe Biden Recognized Armenian Genocide. southfront.org Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Source: AP Photo | On April 24, US President Joe Biden recognized Armenian Genocide in a statement that was released by White House."Each year on this day, we remember the lives of all those who died in the Ottoman-era Armenian genocide and recommit ourselves to preventing such an atrocity from ever again occurring. Beginning on April 24, 1915, with the arrest of Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople by Ottoman authorities, one and a half million Armenians wer…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-24). Drone Strike Targets Iranian Tanker Anchored Off Syria's Main Oil Terminal (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On April 24 afternoon, an unidentified drone targeted a tanker anchored off Syria's main oil terminal in the town of Banias. | In an official statement, the Ministry of Oil and Natural Resources said that the hostile drone came from the direction of Lebanon's waters. The ministry also said that a fire caused by the strike was put down by the tanker's crew."Firefighters controlled by the fire which erupted in one of the oil tanker's sections off the oil terminal in Banias," the statement reads.

Anonymous007 (2021-04-24). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On April 24, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | UAF shelled the 6/7 mine with 152-mm, 120-mm and 82-mm artillery a total of at least 25 times | UAF shelled the Gagarin mine on two occasions with 120-mm and 82-mm artillery at least 30 times | UAF shelled Ozeryanovka with 120-mm artillery | UAF shelled Alexandrovka with grenade launchers | UAF shelled Staromikhailovka with 122-mm artillery | UAF targeted Veseloe with grenade launchers | DPR forces shelled UAF positions in Novoselivka with 82-mm and 120-mm artil…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-24). Military Situation In Yemen On April 24, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 261 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On April 23, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 11 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On April 23, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Haradh area | On April 23, Ansar Allah attacked King Khalid Airbase with four Qasef 2K drones | On April 23, Ansar Allah attacked an Aramco facility in Jizan with a…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-24). Military Situation In Syria On April 24, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 24, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 25 times: 12 — in Idlib province, 6 — in Latakia province, 6 — in Hama province, 1 — in Aleppo province | On April 23, a car bomb explosion was reported in the al-Bab city. Several people were wounded | On April 23, clashes between the YPG and Turkish-backed forces were reported southeast of Afrin | On April 23, a series of clashes erupted between the N…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-24). Turkish Convoy Attacked In The Midst Of Militant Stronghold In Northern Syria (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | Late on April 23, a convoy of the Turkish Armed Forces was attacked in the town of al-Bab, a stronghold of Turkish-backed Syrian militants in northern Aleppo. | An explosion, likely caused by an improvised explosive device, targeted the convoy. A military truck was damaged. The attack took place near headquarters of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army. | According to Syrian opposition sources, a Turkish service member was wounded in the attack. The Turkish Ministry of D…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-24). Russia Restricted Foreign Warships Navigation Off Crimean Coast For Six Months. southfront.org BLACK SEA (June 2, 2015) The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71), left, transits the Black Sea with the Ukranian navy frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy (U 130) during an underway exercise. Ross is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released) | Russia restricted navigation of foreign warships and state-owned vessels in three areas of the Black Sea…

Anand Naidoo (2021-04-24). The Heat: Can world leaders deliver on climate change? america.cgtn.com World leaders made big promises to fight climate change, the question now is: can they deliver?>

Editor2 (2021-04-24). 175 Years of Border Invasions: The Anniversary of the US War on Mexico and the Roots of Northward Migration. orinocotribune.com By David Vine — Apr 22, 2021 | 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 unac…

COHA (2021-04-24). 175 Years Of Border Invasions: The Anniversary Of US War On Mexico And Roots Of Northward Migration — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By David Vine* | 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…

South Front (2021-04-24). Video: Syria to Pay for "Planned Explosion" in Israeli Weapon Factory. 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). | *** | On April 20 a large explosion took place in central Israel, …

WSWS (2021-04-24). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

lombardi (2021-04-24). 100 Days of Socialism: Socialist-Feminist. dsausa.org At the Socialist Feminist Working Group, we know that our country cannot achieve socialism without liberation on the basis of gender – and that we cannot end patriarchy without engaging in class struggle.

José Cueli (2021-04-24). Los niños migrantes caminan… globalizacion.ca Los niños migrantes ondulan el tiempo y el espacio y viven sin localización, ni reposo. Enloquecen sin saber que son rastro antiguo de un objeto arcaico que representa la soledad. Dolor que se turna tensión, presente y ausente, y adquiere…

Brenda Norrell (2021-04-24). '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.

sputniknews (2021-04-24). New Hampshire Protesters Urge Kamala Harris 'to Stop Illegal Invasion' of Migrants. sputniknews.com Kamala Harris has repeatedly been critisised for failing to visit the US southern border as President Joe Biden's point person to lead the White House's efforts to tackle the migration crisis.

sputniknews (2021-04-24). Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Reportedly Takes Jab at UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. sputniknews.com This is not the first time that the Swedish climate activist has poked fun at national leaders. Thunberg has repeatedly trolled former US President Donald Trump as well as former US secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, after the two criticised her protest campaign.

Stephen Lendman (2021-04-24). Medical Tyranny on US College Campuses. 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). | *** | It's the wrong time for US youths with higher education aspirations …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-24). "Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map", 204 Atomic Bombs against 66 Major Cities, US Nuclear Attack against USSR Planned During World War II. globalresearch.ca According to a secret document dated September 15, 1945, "the Pentagon had envisaged blowing up the Soviet Union with a coordinated nuclear attack directed against 66 major urban areas.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-24). Virtual Bunny Hugging: Boasting About Climate Change Goals. dissidentvoice.org He seemed frustrated. While Scott Morrison's international colleagues at the Leaders Summit on Climate were boastful in what their countries would do in decarbonising the global economy, Australia's feeble contribution was put on offer. Unable to meet his own vaccination targets, the Australian prime minister has decided to confine the word "target" in other areas …

Staff (2021-04-24). Zionists seek to weaken Palestinians' will by attack on Gaza. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — Spokesman for Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) said that breaking and undermining the will of Palestinian nation is the main aim behind Zionists' launch of new aggression on Gaza Strip.

sputniknews (2021-04-24). Protests in Jerusalem and Rockets Fired From Gaza: Here's What's Going On in Israel. sputniknews.com Militants in the Gaza Strip have carried out 36 launches towards Israel's southern communities. Only six have been intercepted. Although no casualties or injuries have been reported, heavy damage was done to many agricultural fields in the south.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-24). 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 (2021-04-24). 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 (2021-04-24). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-24). 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. …

_____ (2021-04-24). Food Delivery Workers Protest For Better Work Conditions. popularresistance.org New York City – Deliveristas Unidos, a growing group of food delivery workers in New York City, is now working with the city's largest union of service workers, representatives with SEIU Local 32BJ announced at a rally on Wednesday. The City first reported news of the partnership. | On Wednesday, a group of more than 2,000 food delivery workers biked from Times Square to Foley Square as part of a protest calling for improved work conditions. Their ongoing list of demands includes higher pay, increased bathroom access, and expansions to protected bike lanes. The workers also seek to be recognized as employees of t…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-24). Putin orders preparing list of hostile states for sanctions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a decree ordering the preparation of a list of countries hostile to Russia in order to impose restrictions and sanctions on them and their nationals.

Staff (2021-04-24). French Pres. repeats Islamophobic sentiments. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — "We will not give up in the fight against Islamic terrorism," the French president made the Islamophobic remarks in reaction to a knife attack on a police officer near Paris.

Staff (2021-04-24). US sending B-52s, carrier to guard Afghanistan pull-out. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — The Pentagon claims that it has temporarily deployed two B-52 bombers and an aircraft carrier to the region so as to ensure the safe exit of NATO troops from Afghanistan.

Staff (2021-04-24). Ramadan nights in Imamzadeh Saleh shrine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — During Ramadan nights, MuslimTehraners perform practices like night vigil, recitations of the Quran, offering extra prayers, and repentance in the holy shrine of Imamzadeh Saleh.

Staff (2021-04-24). Eye-catching Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari Province. en.mehrnews.com SHAHR-E KORD, Apr. 24 (MNA) — Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It lies in the southwestern part of the country. Its capital is Shahr-e Kord.

Staff (2021-04-24). Argentina's minister of transport dies in car accident. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — According to the local media reports, Argentina's Minister of Transport Mario Meoni has died in a car accident.

Staff (2021-04-24). Iraqi army arrest two ISIL elements in Baghdad. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — During a large-scale operation in Baghdad province on Sat., Iraqi army forces identified and detained two ISIL Takfiri terrorists.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-24). Zarif's visit has nothing to do with Iran nuclear talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — An Iraqi lawmaker has said that the Iranian foreign minister's upcoming visit to his country has nothing to do with the nuclear talks between Tehran and the remaining parties to the JCPOA in the Austrian capital of Vienna.

Staff (2021-04-24). Iran calls on Japan to join global disarmament movement. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — Secretary-General of Iran's Human Rights Office said that Tehran and Tokyo can develop a front by creating a global movement to disarm the weapons of mass destruction which will result in peace and security in the world.

Staff (2021-04-24). 8 killed in avalanche in Himalayan state. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — At least eight people were killed and 384 others rescued after an avalanche close to the border with China hit northern India, the army said on Saturday morning.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-24). Zarif upcoming visit to Qatar "very promising": Iran envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) —Iranian Ambassador to Qatar Hamidreza Dehghani said about FM Zarif's upcoming visit to Doha that his visit "is very promising after the recent developments."

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-24). VIDEO: Moment when armed men assassinate Iran police officer. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) — The CCTV cameras capture moments when two armed men on a motorcycle shoot at the head of the anti-narcotics department of the Law Enforcement in the southwestern city of Khorramshahr in Khuzistan province.

Staff (2021-04-24). Holy Quran recitation in Fatima Masumeh's shrine in Ramadan. en.mehrnews.com QOM, Apr. 24 (MNA) — The ceremony of recitation of the Holy Quran was held at the holy shrine of Hazrat Fatima Masumeh in the central city of Qom by fully observing anti-coronavirus and social-distancing guidelines.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-24). Iran's FUM, Austrian FHJ agree on student exchange program. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) —The Iranian Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM) and Austria's Joanneum University of Applied Sciences (FHJ) have agreed on the fifth round of the student exchange program.

Staff (2021-04-24). Iraq's Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq reacts to CENTCOM's claims. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — Reacting to remarks of CENTCOM's McKenzie, the secretary-General of Iraq's Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq announced that if the government does not issue a denial of his claim, it would mean that Baghdad's declaration is invalid.

Staff (2021-04-24). Iraq hails Iran's stances in Vienna nuclear talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — The Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq called Iran's stances in the Vienna nuclear talks courageous that can be used as a model for resolving international disputes.

Staff (2021-04-24). Six people killed in an attack by unknown gunmen in Kabul. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 24 (MNA) — Afghanistan's security officials reported that six people, including four soldiers, have been killed in an armed attack by unknown gunmen in Afghanistan's capital Kabul.

_____ (2021-04-24). Increasing Desperation As The US Capitalist System Declines. popularresistance.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 usually feel difficult and depressing. Notwithstanding endlessly glib political speeches about bright futures, U.S. capitalism has reached and passed its peak. Like the British Empire after World War I, the trip now is painful. | Signs of decline accumulate…

Dilip Hiro (2021-04-24). Biden's Anti-China Ambitions. thenation.com Biden's Anti-China Ambitions…

Ricardo Orozco (2021-04-24). La izquierda mexicana al servicio de la inteligencia artificial (II). globalizacion.ca El pasado viernes 16 de abril el presidente de México, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, publicó en el Diario Oficial de la Federación (DOF) el decreto por el que se reforman y adicionan diversas disposiciones de la Ley Federal de Telecomunicaciones…

Natylie Baldwin (2021-04-24). Americans Are Complacent When It Comes to the Dangers of Nuclear War. globalresearch.ca First published on June 27, 2019 | *** | In a recent

UCAN (2021-04-24). Malaysia: Muslim Leaders Call For Religious Tolerance. eurasiareview.com Several prominent faith leaders in Malaysia have called for religious harmony and national unity in recent days in the Muslim-majority country where hardline Islamists are increasingly intolerant of religious minorities, especially Christians. | In a welcome move, Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs), has urged all Malaysians to work toward creating a more pluralistic society. | "In Malaysia, Islam is enshrined as the religion of the federation, but freedom of religion has been practiced for a long time," the minister told Bernama, the country's national ne…

MISES (2021-04-24). The United States Has Declared Defeat In Two More Wars — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Ryan McMaken* | President Biden announced A week earlier, the US and Iraq reaffirmed a deal to withdraw "

DMG (2021-04-24). Myanmar: IDP Returnees Face Critical Paddy Growing Season In Need Of Farming Inputs. eurasiareview.com Returning displaced people (IDPs) in Arakan State say they lack the seeds, machinery and other inputs needed to grow paddy this rainy season. | Rice is Myanmar's staple crop and is grown across the country, but paddy is mainly grown in the rainy season due to limited access to irrigation systems during the hot season. | Returnees say they do not have the paddy seeds, tractors or cattle to grow paddy during the coming rainy season, which normally begins in earnest in late May or early June. | "I could not grow paddy last year. This year, some have paddy seeds, but some don't; not even a single seed," said farme…

Duggan Flanakin (2021-04-24). China's Strange Endorsement Of 'Net Zero' — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The Chinese path to supposed decarbonization starts with a lot more coal: | You have to hand it to Xi Jinping. The Chinese "Xi also urged other nations "to pursue…

Iran News Wire (2021-04-24). Iran: Two Sentenced To Death For 'Insulting The Prophet, Blasphemy'. eurasiareview.com Two prisoners were sentenced to According to the Only one of the prisoners has been identified as Yusef Mehrdad from the northwestern city of Ardabil. | The 1st Branch of the Arak Criminal Court sentenced Yusef and the other prisoner to death for "insulting the prophet" and "blasphemy". | Me…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-24). US And Iranian Researchers Collaborate On Lake Urmia Restoration. eurasiareview.com In a rare exchange, scientists and water resources engineers from Iran and Utah are collaborating on a bold scientific study to restore one of the world's largest saline lakes. | Lake Urmia — a massive salt lake in Iran's northwest and a sister to Utah's Great Salt Lake — has lost nearly 95 percent of its volume over the last two decades. As water levels drop, salinity spikes, threatening the lake's brine shrimp population and the flamingos and other bird species that depend on the shrimp for food. Lake levels are so low that at some coastal resorts, tourism boats must be pulled a kilometer (0.6 mile) or mor…

Published by the Foreign Policy Research Institute (2021-04-24). Palm Oil: Malaysian Economic Interests And Foreign Relations — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Felix K. Chang* | The relative importance of the factors that drive Malaysian foreign policy has long been opaque. Historically, decisions have been made within a small coterie of senior officials and without much debate or discussion of their policy options in civil society. As a result, observers are often left to guess as to what Malaysian leaders' true foreign-policy priorities are from their occasional public remarks. Among the factors that they most commonly talk about are Malaysia's economic interests, particularly those of its palm-oil industry. | Intuitively, palm oil's significance makes sense. In…

Eurasianet (2021-04-24). Prisoners Of The Caucasus: Post-War Report. eurasiareview.com By Joshua Kucera* | ( This week, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) held a session where the aftermath of the Armenia-Azerbaijan war was discussed. Lawmakers in Strasbourg lined up to criticize Baku for its intransigence on the issue; support […

Adam Dick (2021-04-24). Guinea Pigs On Campus — OpEd. eurasiareview.com When I was in college, there was a place called Pharmaco in the same city as my university. At Pharmaco students could earn thousands of dollars for doing little. | Here is how it worked. Agree to take some experimental pharmaceutical and to be monitored some, and answer some questions, regarding how you feel. In return, receive a payment. | Some students took Pharmaco up on its lucrative offer. Many other students worked for months at regular jobs to earn the same amount of money, even though they knew of Pharmaco's easier path to income. | The offered income at Pharmaco had to be high to provide sufficient i…

Gateway House (2021-04-24). India At The Arctic Council — OpEd. eurasiareview.com India has had big successes during its first stint as an observer in the Arctic Council. Since then, the country has made substantial progress in its climate action pledges and developed comprehensive strategies to mitigate climate change. With its re-election, India can now offer much more to the global organisation's role in promoting environmental stability in the polar region.: | By Chaitanya Giri* | In 2019, India was re-elected as an Observer to the Arctic Council,, a multilateral organisation consisting of eight littoral Arctic nations that works towards promoting cooperation, coordination and i…

IDN (2021-04-24). The US To End Its War In Afghanistan, 'The Graveyard Of Empires' — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Somar Wijayadasa* | President Joe Biden of the United States announced that its war in Afghanistan, the US's longest war ever, will end on September 11, 2021. | A glimpse of Afghanistan's history—dubbed as "the country where Empires go to die" will help us understand why many empires failed in that country. | Afghanistan, rightfully called a "graveyard of empires", is a mountainous landlocked country located along the ancient Silk Road between Asia and Europe, and surrounded by powerful nations such as India, Pakistan, and Russia. | For centuries, it was a melting pot as new empires rose up and took c…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-24). Hubble Captures Giant Star On Edge Of Destruction. eurasiareview.com In celebration of the 31st anniversary of the launching of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers aimed the renowned observatory at a brilliant "celebrity star," one of the brightest stars seen in our galaxy, surrounded by a glowing halo of gas and dust. | The price for the monster star's opulence is "living on the edge." The star, called AG Carinae, is waging a tug-of-war between gravity and radiation to avoid self-destruction. | The expanding shell of gas and dust that surrounds the star is about five light-years wide, which equals the distance from here to the nearest star beyond the Sun, Proxima Centau…

K. Lloyd Billingsley (2021-04-24). Biden-Harris Gun Violence 'Fact Sheet' Comes Up Short On Facts — OpEd. eurasiareview.com "Biden-Harris Administration Announces Initial Actions to Address the Gun Violence Public Health Epidemic," declared a recent

RFA (2021-04-24). China Transit Risks Eyed After Suez Canal Jam — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Michael Lelyveld | The six-day blockage of the Suez Canal ended last month without major damage to either the stranded vessel or China's economy, but the shutdown may serve as a warning to the country of its growing energy security risks. | As the world's largest exporter and oil importer, China is vulnerable to transit disruptions at choke points on its vital trade routes. | The grounding of the giant 200,000-metric-ton Ever Given container ship on March 23 made barely a scratch in China's trade and economic growth in the first quarter. | Exports in March rose 30.6 percent and imports jumped 38.1 percent f…

DoD News (2021-04-24). Military, Environmental, Agricultural Interests Align In Chesapeake Bay Region. eurasiareview.com By C. Todd Lopez | About 70 miles southeast of Washington is Vienna, Maryland. It sits on the Nanticoke River, which drains into the Chesapeake Bay. | Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks visited the Middle Chesapeake Sentinel Landscape in Vienna Thursday on the 51st anniversary of Earth Day to highlight the Sentinel Landscape partnership there. | At locations designated as sentinel landscapes, a multiagency and multi departmental partnership co…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-24). Spain Launches First 'Homegrown' Submarine Isaac Peral. eurasiareview.com Spain has launched the first submarine designed and built entirely in the country. | Christened on Thursday by the Princess of Asturias, the S-81 'Isaac Peral' represents a firm commitment to national technological development and will enable the strategic independence of Spanish defense to be guaranteed, as well as the overseas profile of its industry, the Spanish government said. | Spain's Minister for Defense Margarita Robles underlined the unique nature of this day in history by expressing gratitude and recognizing the "effort from all those who built this masterpiece", from the workers at Navantia, the Na…

RFE RL (2021-04-24). The History Of Turkish Atrocities Against Armenians And Why Biden Is Poised To Call Them Genocide — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Ivan Gutterman* | It's April 24, 1915. Some 250 Armenian intellectuals are rounded up in Constantinople and imprisoned by Ottoman police. Known as "Red Sunday," it is today a day of remembrance for a murderous yearslong campaign that would see the majority of the Ottoman Empire's prewar Armenian population expelled or exterminated. According to estimates, between 664,000 and 1.2 million people lost their lives. | A century later, recognition of the killings as genocide is still a divisive diplomatic issue, with Turkey and Azerbaijan — who share strong ethnic and cultural ties — officially denying genocide…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-24). Report: CIA Chief Made Unannounced Trip to Afghanistan. news.antiwar.com Sources told The report did not say who Burns met with but did say that the CIA chief reassured the Afghan government that the US will remain "engaged in counterterrorism efforts." A former Afghan security official said two out of six units that the CIA trains in the country have been transferred to Afghan government cont…

_____ (2021-04-24). The Rising Threat of Nuclear War Is the Most Urgent Matter in the World. strategic-culture.org STRATCOM has been preparing not just to use its nuclear arsenal for deterrence but also to "win" a nuclear war should one arise from the (entirely US-created) "conditions" which are "neither linear nor predictable". And it's looking increasingly likely that one will as the prevailing orthodoxy among western imperialists that US unipolar hegemony must be preserved at all cost rushes headlong toward America's plunge into post-primacy.

_____ (2021-04-24). Sadiq Khan Still Dodging the Awkward Questions and Staying Well Clear of 'Live Fire' Debate. strategic-culture.org Sadiq Khan is doing his best to destroy free speech and accountability to politicians. Part of the cancel culture which is destroying the UK, he looks set to win again the mayor's post. | "Browning High Power 9mm pistol…safety off, pull the slide back and you're good to go, sir", the young British soldier said to me before handing me the pistol. | Of course it was unloaded and the event was a private briefing in the British camp in Kabul where the "VIP" at the centre of attention behind me was a diminutive British Asian figure in a grey suit with an open neck, who was making the soldiers and even his own entour…

_____ (2021-04-24). Putin Rewrites the Law of the Geopolitical Jungle. strategic-culture.org Putin's address to the Russian Federal Assembly — a de facto State of the Nation — was a judo move that left Atlanticist sphere hawks particularly stunned. The "West" was not even mentioned by name. Only indirectly, or via a delightful metaphor, Kipling's Jungle Book. Foreign policy was addressed only at the end, almost as an afterthought.

_____ (2021-04-24). VIDEO: U.S. Immigration 'Crisis' A Bipartisan Toxic Legacy. strategic-culture.org No one wants to push a mop for minimum wage in America but it's much better than a life of brutal poverty on the street. Watch the video and read more in the

_____ (2021-04-24). Information-Management in the U.S. Dictatorship. strategic-culture.org Instead of fearing to be held to account like the Nazis were at Nuremberg, America's tyrants face no such international prosecutions whatsoever. | The dictatorship manages information both by deceiving the public to believe what the regime itself knows to be actually false (such as

Elijah J. Magnier (2021-04-24). Iran Embarrassed Netanyahu and Cornered the West in Vienna. orinocotribune.com By Elijah J Magnier — Apr 18, 2021 | The Islamic Republic proved to be a shark with sharp teeth during its negotiation with the signatories (Russia, China, France, Great Britain and Germany) of the nuclear deal in Vienna, leaving few choices to the negotiators. Iran showed how complex and inflexible its position is with the most powerful county in the world, forbidding the US envoy to join the mediators in the same room because Donald Trump revoked its 2015 nuclear deal agreement. Moreover, Iran used the Israeli sabotage actions against the Natanz nuclear facility as an excuse to hit Israel, the US and all E…

Michael Harris (2021-04-24). Friday 4/23: Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar, Sacramento County in the News again… indybay.org Negro Bar State Park Sub-Unit of Lake Natoma | Folsom Lake Recreational Area | managed by California State Parks…

Another Black Man Killed by Police (2021-04-24). 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.

Ullrich Mies (2021-04-24). 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 (2021-04-24). Mumia Supporters March on OPD and Alameda County Court House. indybay.org For the second time in five days, supporters of Mumia Abdu-Jamal marched to demand his freedom.

San José City College (2021-04-24). Tuesday 4/27: Sharat G. Lin: Power, Social Movements, and Human Rights in the Middle East. indybay.org Join Zoom meeting: | cccconfer.zoom.us/j/93402090982 | Meeting ID: 934 0209 0982 | Dial in: +1 669 900 6833…

Independent (2021-04-24). Saturday 5/1: Abolish The Police. indybay.org Oscar Grant Plaza…

Unitarian Universalists of SF Forum (2021-04-24). Sunday 5/2: UUSF Forum Conversation with David Bacon. indybay.org Join Forum Zoom Meeting | zoom.us/j/2200241232?pwd=aCt1dWI0OGxUdUx… | Meeting ID: 220 024 1232 | Passcode: 328697…

Labor Video Project (2021-04-24). SF Protest At KQED To Stop Censorship & To Demand Truthful Programming On Mumia Abu-Jamal. indybay.org A rally was held at KQED in San Francisco on April 20, 2021 to demand programming on the real story of the frame-up of Mumia Abu-Jamal…

Housing is A Right (2021-04-24). 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.

Fidencio Aldama Solidarity Group (2021-04-24). 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.

Groupo en Solidaridad con Fidencio Aldama (2021-04-24). 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.

Zach Conti (2021-04-24). Biden Vows Cut to US Emissions as Yellen Commits Full Power of Treasury to Address Climate. indybay.org Financial decisions play a critical role in solving climate change, advocated Treasury Secretary Yellen during a US-hosted climate summit.

Killings (2021-04-24). 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.

Palestinian Heritage Committee (2021-04-24). Saturday 5/15: 20th Annual Palestinian Cultural Day. indybay.org Santa Clara County Government Center | 70 West Hedding Street | San José, CA 95110…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-04-24). Environmental Racism Cited in Earth Day Protest at City Hall. indybay.org Bayview Hunters Point & Treasure Island Residents deliver Earth Day Demands to Mayor Breed & Board of Supervisors…

Deborah Johnson (2021-04-24). 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.

Labor Video Project (2021-04-24). Earth Day "We Can't Breath!" In SF, Rally Demands Halt To Hunters Point/TI Development. indybay.org Dozens of Hunters Point and Treasure Island residents as well as community members rallied at San Francisco City Hall to demand a moratorium on the continued development of the radioactive dumps at Hunters Point and Treasure Island. | Speakers also charged that the SF Board of Supervisors and Mayor London Breed had refused to protect the residents and workers at these sites.

Oakland Privacy (2021-04-24). 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.

Jack Heyman, Labor Action Committee (2021-04-24). Spirited SF Protest at KQED/NPR for Showing "Philly DA" That Censors Mumia…..Again. indybay.org On April 20, the day after Mumia's open heart surgery his supporters in San Francisco held a spirited demonstration initiated by the Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal (LAC) to protest the Independent Lens TV series "Philly DA".

WSWS repost (2021-04-24). 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.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-24). Violence-Legitimizing Verses In Religious Scriptures Increase Support For Lethal Violence. eurasiareview.com Extremist perpetrators of violence often quote verses from their religion's holy scriptures that authorize, or even prescribe, attacks on enemies of the faith. Abdullah H., the Syrian now on trial who stabbed a homosexual couple with a knife and killed a man in Dresden in October 2020, also testified that he had been inspired to commit the crime by a Quranic sura. However, whether the religious motivation that extremist perpetrators of violence emphasize is causally related to their actions is often doubted. Now, WZB researchers Ruud Koopmans and Eylem Kanol can prove for the first time that verses in religiou…

Mario A. Murillo (2021-04-24). Was 'Fake News' a Natural Outcome of Our 'Give the People What They Want' Corporate Media System? commondreams.org Where did all this "fake news" coming from and can it be defeated by a new media model based in public interest? | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Allison Corkery, Ignacio Saiz,, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky (2021-04-24). We Must Fight for Economic and Social Rights and Against the Shackles of Debt. commondreams.org "The harms to human dignity caused by over-indebtedness—whether individual or public—must be understood as a consequence of unjust policies which violate human rights." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Robert F. Kennedy Jr (2021-04-24). "Digital Vaccine Passports": Yes, Bill Gates Said That. Here's the Proof. globalresearch.ca First published on December 14, 2020 | *** | Gates and his minions insist the billionaire never said we'd need digital vaccine passports. But in a June 2020 TED Talk, Gates said exactly that. Someone edited out the statement, but CHD tracked …

Robin McCall (2021-04-24). Lawsuit Claims Merck's Gardasil Papilloma Virus Vaccine Caused Severe Injuries to Teen. globalresearch.ca First published on August 24, 2020 | It is vitally important to acknowledge that the same so-called "experts" in the medical/academic/scientific community, many of whom have serious undisclosed financial conflicts of interest at the NIH, the CDC, the NIAID, the FDA, …

Killer Mike (2021-04-24). We must end 'qualified immunity' for police. zcomm.org Unless we do, police violence will rage on, and Black communities will continue to live in fear of the people ostensibly sworn to protect them…

Bette Lee (2021-04-24). Chauvin's Conviction is Far From Justice. zcomm.org There is no justice as long as Black, brown and people of color are deprived of their humanity and access to decent jobs, housing, education and health care…

Prabir Purkayastha (2021-04-24). The West Is Practicing Vaccine Apartheid at a Global Level. zcomm.org For rich countries, the billions of dollars of vaccine market for Big Pharma far outweigh the benefits of saving millions of lives…

Robert Reich (2021-04-24). How Corporations Crush the Working Class. zcomm.org It's no exaggeration to say that we're now living in a Second Gilded Age. And today's progressive activists may be on the verge of ushering us into a Second Progressive Era. They need all the support we can give them…

Neil Demause (2021-04-24). Math Is Hard—but Vital for Understanding Vaccine Risks. zcomm.org Just throwing the grabbiest numbers on a screen may be good for traffic, but it's not likely to be good for public health.

Kate Aronoff (2021-04-24). U.S. Continues to Subsidize Fossil Fuels Amid Climate Crisis. zcomm.org "This is well, well below what the United States really owes the rest of the world, based on its historical responsibility for causing the climate crisis"

William rivers Pitt (2021-04-24). At This Point, Only an Ecological Revolution Will Do. zcomm.org Rouse yourself in defense of this precious thing, for it is not all gone, not yet, and that which can be saved must be saved by us…

Manlio Dinucci (2021-04-24). The Nuclear Bomb Is Ready: In Italy Soon. The B61-12 has a Nuclear Warhead with 4 "Selectable Power Options" globalresearch.ca First published on December 3, 2020 | *** | A video was released on November 23 2020 by Sandia National Laboratories that shows a US F-35A fighter flying at supersonic speed 3000 meters above sea level, launching a B61-12 nuclear bomb (non-nuclear …

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Wetland park in Inner Mongolia records group activities of lynxes. ecns.cn A video footage from the Kaluben National Wetland Park in Inner Mongolia has recorded the group activities of lynxes for the first time.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Shanghai sees China's largest flower event on the way. ecns.cn The 10th China Flower Expo with the theme "China Dream Blooming in Flowers" will be held on Chongming Island in Shanghai on May 21.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Hong Kong police hold anti-terrorism drill at airport. ecns.cn The Hong Kong police held a counter-terrorism exercise in the small hours Friday at the Hong Kong International Airport to improve response to emergencies such as the discovery of suspicious objects and terrorists taking hostages.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). China urges Japan to face oppositions home and abroad over water dump plan. ecns.cn Japan must sincerely face questions and objections from home and abroad over the government's decision to dump polluted nuclear water into the ocean and stop playing dumb on the issue, China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). 30% Chinese college students 'unqualified' in physical health: official data. ecns.cn The percentage was much higher than that of other student groups, the survey found. In 2020, the ratios of students failing to pass the physical health level were 6.5 percent, 14.5 percent and 11.8 percent among pupils, middle-schoolers and high-schoolers, respectively.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). UN expert says Japan's discharge of contaminated water brings great uncertainty to global environment. ecns.cn Marcos Orellana, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights, has said that the disposal of contaminated Fukushima waters into the Pacific Ocean will bring enormous uncertainty regarding the move's potential impact on the global environment.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Commissioner's office of Chinese foreign ministry in HKSAR firmly opposes interference under pretext of press freedom. ecns.cn The Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Friday expressed firm opposition against the unwarranted remarks by the Foreign Correspondents' Club (FCC) in Hong Kong and other external forces about a court ruling in Hong Kong.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Chinese premier talks with Lao PM on bilateral ties. ecns.cn Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday held a phone conversation with Laos' new Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). RCEP to accelerate Asia-Pacific's regional integration, says IMF official. ecns.cn The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will expedite the ongoing economic integration of the Asia-Pacific region, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) official has said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). China's space station core module sits on launch pad. ecns.cn The combination will undergo pre-launch function tests and joint tests as planned, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). World's second largest hydropower station ready for operation. ecns.cn Baihetan Hydropower Station is a 16 GW facility under construction on the Jinsha River, a tributary of the Yangtze River in southwest China. Upon completion, it will be the world's second biggest hydropower station after the Three Gorges Dam.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). China-Vietnam cross-border freight trains exceed 100. ecns.cn A China-Vietnam cross-border freight train loaded with diesel engines, micro-tillers and auto parts set off on Wednesday from Nanning to Hanoi, capital of Vietnam.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). Tourists challenge cliff bike riding in Chongqing. ecns.cn A cliff bike entertainment has attracted tourists to a scenic area in Chongqing.

ecns.cn (2021-04-24). 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.

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