2021-04-27: News Headlines

Roger Harris (2021-04-27). US Role Behind the Defeat of Ecuador's Leftist Presidential Candidate. orinocotribune.com By Roger D. Harris — Apr 25, 2021 | The US role in the defeat of leftist Andrés Arauz in Ecuador's presidential contest on April 11 was not overt because it did not need to be, according to a high-ranking Latin American diplomat. We met with the diplomat and others on an official election observation delegation with CODEPINK. Names of some sources remain anonymous due to a hostile political environment towards progressives. | This setback for the Citizens Revolution movement, founded by Rafael Correa, will have profound implications for Ecuador and beyond, fortifying the US-allied reactionary bloc in Latin A…

Editor (2021-04-27). Smash the anti-protest laws! workers.org In a racist ruling-class backlash to the demonstrations of millions last summer who forced a righteous verdict against killer cop Derek Chauvin, Republicans — at this point almost exclusively Republicans — have introduced 93 bills in 34 states that suppress the right to protest, supposedly protected by the First Amendment. . . . |

Norman Solomon (2021-04-27). Reporting from Around the World, Reese Erlich Was a Beacon of Independent Journalism. zcomm.org During five decades as a progressive journalist, Reese created and traveled an independent path while avoiding the comfortable ruts dug by corporate media…

Walter L. Hixson (2021-04-27). Some in Congress want Oversight of US funds used by Israel for War Crimes, but AIPAC says 'No'. juancole.com Akron, Oh. (Special to Informed Comment) — In mid-April, Rep. Betty McCollum (D.-MN) introduced a bill requiring oversight of how Israel uses U.S. aid and forbidding its use to detain Palestinian children. Although Congressional limitations on the billions of dollars it sends Israel every year were the norm only a few decades ago, it is …

Walter L. Hixson (2021-04-27). Some in Congress want Oversight of US funds used by Israel for War Crimes, but AIPAC says 'No'. juancole.com Akron, Oh. (Special to Informed Comment) — In mid-April, Rep. Betsy McCollum (D.-MN) introduced a bill requiring oversight of how Israel uses U.S. aid and forbidding its use to detain Palestinian children. Although Congressional limitations on the billions of dollars it sends Israel every year were the norm only a few decades ago, it is …

Cesar Chelala (2021-04-27). Dare to Make Peace with Iran. counterpunch.org In discussing recent international political events, a friend told me, "Countries are like people: they react in the same manner." I didn't realize the full import of her words until I reflected on the unrelenting efforts by the U.S. to make an enemy out of Iran. There are abundant historical examples to prove that dehumanizing

Global Research (2021-04-27). The Globalization of War & The Globalization of Poverty: Two Important Titles by Michel Chossudovsky. globalresearch.ca These two titles from Global Research Publishers are available in PDF (e-book) format delivered directly to your inbox, as well as in print format. | . | . | . | The Globalization of War: America's "Long War" against Humanity | by Michel Chossudovsky |

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-27). Big Pharma Conglomerate with a Criminal Record: Pfizer "Takes Over" the EU Vaccine Market. 1.8 Billion Doses. globalresearch.ca "Hundreds of millions of people have taken an injection that allows a …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-27). The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-27). Anti-imperialists extend solidarity to people of Donbass. peoplesdispatch.org Various anti-imperialist groups across Europe have extended solidarity to the people of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk in the region of Donbass as tensions between NATO and EU-backed Ukraine and Russia escalate…

Patrick Cockburn (2021-04-27). Focusing Purely on Injustices in China and Russia with a Cold War Mindset Damages Human Rights Everywhere. counterpunch.org As we enter a second Cold War against China and Russia, there are lessons to be learned from the first, since much the same propaganda mechanisms are once again hard at work. Western governments and media unrelentingly criticise China for the persecution of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province, but there is scarcely a mention of the repression of Kashmiri Muslims in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Diplomatic and media outrage is expressed when Russia and the Syrian government bomb civilians in Idlib in Syria, but the bombing of civilians during the Western-backed, Saudi-led air campaign in Yemen, remains at the bottom…

Joseph Stiglitz, Lori Wallach (2021-04-27). Any Delay in Ensuring the Greatest Availability of Vaccines Worldwide Is Morally Wrong and Foolish. commondreams.org "There is no way to beat Covid-19 without increasing vaccine production capacity. And some production must be in the Global South for a host of reasons, including that prompt suppression of new variants is how we avoid more deaths and quarantines." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Lee Camp (2021-04-27). Lee Camp: The CIA Has Been Taking Over for Decades — Even Former Presidents Tried to Warn Us. mintpressnews.com If you're looking for proof the CIA and the whole cavalcade of other intelligence agencies working with them have gotten too big, look no further than the DNI's latest report.

David Swanson (2021-04-27). Talk World Radio: Sam Perlo-Freeman on the Brutal Weapons Dealing by the UK. warisacrime.org Talk World Radio is recorded as audio and video on Riverside.fm. Here is this week's video and all the videos on Youtube. Dr. Sam Perlo-Freeman is a Research Coordinator at Campaign Against Arms Trade in the UK, where he has focused on UK military spending and procurement, UK arms sales to Saudi and the war …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-27). The ruling class is murdering you: Roger Waters on shouting from the rooftops. peoplesdispatch.org Musician Roger Waters and Globetrotter Chief Correspondent Vijay Prashad discuss the brutality of the ruling class and the need for relentless resistance to those who would destroy the world for profits…

Stephen Lendman (2021-04-27). America's Hi-Tech War on China. The Strategic Semiconductors Supply Chain. globalresearch.ca US policymakers aim to marginalize, weaken, contain, and isolate China and …

Pepe Escobar (2021-04-27). Vienna shadow play hangs over Iran nuke deal. thealtworld.com None of the actors can admit that revival of JCPOA pales compared with the real issue: Iranian missile power | Few people, apart from specialists, may have heard of the JCPOA Joint Commission. That's the group in charge of a Sisyphean task: the attempt to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal through a series of negotiations in Vienna. | The Iranian negotiating team was back in Vienna on April 26, led by Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi. Shadowplay starts with the fact the Iranians negotiate with the other members of the P+1 — Russia, China, France, United Kingdom and Germany — but not directl…

Editor2 (2021-04-27). Pharmaceutical Industry Dispatches Army of Lobbyists to Block Generic COVID-19 Vaccines. orinocotribune.com By Lee Fang — Apr 23 2021 | New lobbying disclosures show over 100 drug lobbyists working to defeat the IP waiver request at the WTO. | The Pharmaceutical Industry is pouring resources into the growing political fight over generic coronavirus vaccines. | Newly filed disclosure forms from the first quarter of 2021 show that over 100 lobbyists have been mobilized to contact lawmakers and members of the Biden administration, urging them to oppose a proposed temporary waiver on intellectual property rights by the World Trade Organization that would allow generic vaccines to be produced globally. | Pharmaceutical…

Karen Conner (2021-04-27). PREVIEW: What to Look for In the First Quarter 2021 GDP Report. cepr.net While we should see strong growth, almost certainly over 7.0 percent, it will be setting the stage for even more rapid growth in the second quarter. While many pandemic restrictions were in place for much of the quarter, they were being weakened in most states by March. Furthermore, with large numbers of people having received …

WSWS (2021-04-27). US CEO pay soars during pandemic. wsws.org The gulf between the incomes of corporate executives and that of workers expanded dramatically over the course of 2020.

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-04-27). Thousands of houseless Peruvians forced to live in temporary camps. peoplesdispatch.org Over 10,000 Peruvians, who lost their livelihoods during the COVID-19 pandemic, have sought refuge in temporary camps set up on abandoned land in the Lomo de Corvina area, in the Villa El Salvador district, situated on the outskirts of the capital Lima.

Prakash Karat (2021-04-27). As Union Government fails, Kerala shows how to combat pandemics and protect health of citizens. mronline.org THE total number of COVID-19 cases detected across India crossed over 2,34,000 on April 17, the very day Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed an election rally in Asansol, West Bengal, where he congratulated the attendees for coming in large numbers and gushed that he had not seen such crowds at a rally before. | April 27, 2021 | Newswire…

Michael Roberts (2021-04-27). The year of the pandemic. mronline.org So maybe not just one year of the pandemic. | April 27, 2021 | Newswire…

Mello MM, Riley T. (2021-04-27). To Address Drug Affordability, Grab the Low-hanging Fruit. jamanetwork.com With COVID-19 dominating the news, it is easy to forget that up until a year ago, the US public's top domestic priorities for Congress were improving the affordability of health care and prescription drugs. But the need for action has only increased during the pandemic as millions of people in the US lost employer-sponsored insurance, states incurred massive expenses, and prescription drug prices continued their upward march.

WSWS (2021-04-27). Another Australian capital city COVID outbreak highlights danger of global pandemic. wsws.org The Western Australian state government yesterday ended a three-day partial lockdown of Perth, despite a still unknown number of infections from a quarantine hotel leak.

Sayandeb Chowdhury (2021-04-27). A made-in-India shock doctrine, with a little help from Latin America. mronline.org While an assertive Hindutva deep state was already a work in progress under Narendra Modi, what is striking is how the contingency of the pandemic has been used to mask it with a no-holds-barred steamrolling of market reforms. | April 27, 2021 | Commentary…

Staff (2021-04-27). How the Lima Group and Prosur were Weakened by the Pandemic. orinocotribune.com The crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequences of internal Colombian problems have exposed the absence of a regional forum to address these difficulties and generate coordinated solutions among the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean. | In the prior decade—South America's golden age—the region had UNASUR, an organization that fostered increased coordination between governments regardless of their political ideology, to resolve myriad and unpredictable international challenges. | Dismantling of UNASUR | This vacuum arose after the rise of right-wing governments in the region…

Gill PJ, Mahant S, Hall M, et al. (2021-04-27). Reasons for Admissions to US Children's Hospitals During the COVID-19 Pandemic. jamanetwork.com This study uses Pediatric Health Information System database data to compare hospitalizations in US children's hospitals early in the COVID-19 pandemic (March-August 2020) vs the same period in 2017-2019, overall and for respiratory, chronic, nonrespiratory, and other conditions.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-27). Government Blockchain Association Releases 'Impact Of Cryptocurrency Adoption On Government' Report. eurasiareview.com The Tax Working Group of the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) has issued its first release of "The Impact of Cryptocurrency Adoption on Government." This study, developed by an international panel of government and private sector experts, examines the adoption of cryptocurrency around the world and determines the impact it may have on governments. The study is intended to provide public and private sector leaders with the information needed to understand cryptocurrency trends and recommend potential courses of action. | While the world is navigating uncharted waters as the global pandemic introduces man…

Dean Baker (2021-04-27). Biden's Recovery: How's The Hopey-Changey Thing Working Our For You? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com 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 this week and it is almost certain to be very strong, quite likely over 7.0 percent. This is great news in terms of recovering from the pandemic recession and getting people back to work, but we know that all the inflation hawks will be yelling that we will soon be back in the 1970s, with inflation spiraling ever higher. For this r…

Joshua Hanks (2021-04-27). Imperialist countries create global vaccine apartheid, prolonging pandemic. workers.org Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the scale of inequality under capitalism has come sharply into focus. Long before the pandemic began, inequality, racism and imperialism had threaded their way through all aspects of society, ensuring that the worst effects of disasters fall onto the most oppressed. . . . |

Abdalla M, Muntner P, Peterson ED. (2021-04-27). The 2021 USPSTF Recommendation on Blood Pressure Screening. jamanetwork.com The year 2020 will be remembered as a time when COVID-19 disrupted all aspects of life, including medicine. As of mid-March, 2021, more than 500‚ÄØ000 people in the US and 2.6 million worldwide have died of COVID-19. Despite its morbidity and mortality, the COVID-19 pandemic also has spurred a remarkably rapid rethinking of how scientific research is conducted and how health care is delivered. Within 1 year, multiple diagnostic tests, medications, and vaccines were developed, tested, and disseminated. More than 100 million people in the US have been screened for COVID-19, and an ongoing vaccinat…

Editorial Team (2021-04-27). Joint statement of Communist Parties: 'No to patents on vaccines!'. challenge-magazine.org On the initiative of the Communist Party of Turkey, communist and workers' parties from across the world have signed the following joint statement. | International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties, The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a great tragedy for more than a year now. In this period, in many countries, millions of workers have caught the disease, losing their health, their jobs or even their lives. On the other hand, in the same time frame, some companies that have sold the essential needs food, hygienic materials, masks and finally, vaccin…

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). EU countries to help India tackle alarming COVID-19 crisis. ecns.cn A number of European Union (EU) member states will offer their assistance to India to help the populous Asian country tackle the unexpected pandemic resurgence, the European Commission said on Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-27). China firmly supports India in fighting COVID-19: Chinese embassy. ecns.cn The Chinese government and people firmly support the Indian government and people in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy to India Counselor Wang Xiaojian said.

M. K. Bhadrakumar (2021-04-27). Options for Potential Future Counterterrorism Operations in Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca In the coming week, the commander of the US Central Command …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-27). RUNASUR, a new Latin American regional integration mechanism, created in Bolivia. peoplesdispatch.org RUNASUR, a new regional integration mechanism, aims at uniting the Indigenous people, peasants, social movements and workers of Latin America with an anti-imperialist , as well as building a Plurinacional America…

Dr. Charles Hoffe (2021-04-27). Canadian Doctor Defies Gag Order and Tells the Public How the Moderna COVID Injections Killed and Permanently Disabled Indigenous People in His Community. globalresearch.ca Charles Hoffe has been a medical doctor for 28 years in …

Staff (2021-04-27). Anti-Racist Movements in Brazil: Activist Series — Iêda Leal. dsausa.org Around the world, Black-led movements are raising the stakes in our collective struggles. This discussion series with leading Black and Indigenous militants from across Brazil spotlights their experiences in organizing against state violence, workplace exploitation, and structural racism everywhere from education to healthcare. Today's movements facing neo-fascism, militarization, and an unprecedented public health crisis stand…

Kit Klarenberg (2021-04-27). How US government fronts shape media coverage of Myanmar upheaval, propagandize for Western intervention. thegrayzone.com Western media coverage of Myanmar has relied heavily on organizations funded and developed by a notorious US intelligence cutout and UK Foreign Office partner. Can they be trusted? On April 11, news site Myanmar Now exposed what appeared to be the most gruesome massacre to date in the conflict-ridden country. According to the online outlet, at least 82 people had been slaughtered by security forces in the town of Bago. Details of the mass killing were graphic in the extreme. …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-27). Joe Biden, Recognition and the Armenian Genocide. dissidentvoice.org Attributing names to the brutal acts humans are capable of inflicting upon each other is never without problems. There are gradations of terror, hierarchies of atrocity and cruelty. In these, the pedants reign. Disputes splutter and rage over whether a "massacre" can best be described as a crime against humanity or a counter-measure waged with …

Staff (2021-04-27). Rising Calls for Expulsion of US Military from Turkey. orinocotribune.com Caracas and Montreal, April 26 (Orinoco Tribune)—On Saturday, US President Joe Biden announced that his country classified the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Empire forces during the First World War, in present-day Turkey, as "genocide." This led to harsh condemnations from the Turkish government. | On Sunday, the President of the Patriotic Party of Turkey, Dogu Perinàßek, announced that his country should stop military cooperation with Washington, expel the US Army from its territory, and prohibit the use of its air bases by the US Air Force, including those involved in the North Atlantic Treaty Or…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-27). Joe Biden, Recognition And The Armenian Genocide — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Attributing names to the brutal acts humans are capable of inflicting upon each other is never without problems. There are gradations of terror, hierarchies of atrocity and cruelty. In these, the pedants reign. Disputes splutter and rage over whether a "massacre" can best be described as a crime against humanity or a counter-measure waged with heavy sorrow against a threatening enemy. Scratch the surface of such arguments, and the truth is bleakly common: apologists for murder will be found. | With the Armenian Genocide, terms acutely matter. The treatment of the Armenians by the Turks as the Ottoman Empire wa…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-27). Joe Biden, Recognition And The Armenian Genocide. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | Attributing names to the brutal acts humans are capable of inflicting upon each other is never without problems. There are gradations of terror, hierarchies of atrocity and cruelty. In these, the pedants reign. Disputes splutter and rage over whether a "massacre" can best be described as a crime against humanity or a counter-measure waged with heavy sorrow against a threatening enemy. Scratch the surface of such arguments, and the truth is bleakly…

Staff (2021-04-27). 'Bloody Clashes' in Apure Leave Several Casualties from Venezuelan Army & Colombian Narco-Terrorists. orinocotribune.com Through a statement issued this Monday, April 26, Venezuela's Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) reported that in the last 72 hours, bloody clashes have been taking place against Colombian armed paramilitary groups, specifically in unpopulated sectors around the west of La Victoria, in the Páez municipality of Apure state, as part of Operation Bolivarian Shield 2021 that began on March 21. | The results | The military forces reported that confrontations resulted in a significant number of casualties among irregular armed groups from Colombia. | The destruction of temporary facilities that they intended to use…

Rima Najjar (2021-04-27). Palestine, Armed Resistance, Jewish Voice for Peace and Zoom. globalresearch.ca Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) has come a long way since …

_____ (2021-04-27). How The United States Stole Democracy In Ecuador. popularresistance.org The second and final round of the presidential election took place in Ecuador on April 11. Clearing the FOG speaks with Leonardo Flores, the Latin American campaign coordinator for CODEPINK who served as an official election observer, about that election and the many ways the United States and the corporate media worked to prevent the election of the popular leftist candidate, Andres Arauz. The election of a banker, Guillermo Lasso, means the neoliberal assault on the people will continue. Flores speaks about the resistance in Ecuador and the general state of the Pink Tide in South America.

Staff (2021-04-27). Ivy League Secret Exposed: Classes Used Bones of Black Children Killed in 1985 MOVE Police Bombing. democracynow.org Outrage is growing in Philadelphia after explosive revelations that the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University have been in possession of remains thought to belong to two children who were among 11 people killed in the 1985 police bombing of the Philadelphia home of the radical, Black liberation and anti-police-brutality group MOVE. We show an excerpt of a training video — now removed from the internet — by an anthropologist at the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University who has been using the bones of at least one of the young bombing victims for the past 36 years — wit…

Staff (2021-04-27). Headlines for April 27, 2021. democracynow.org Anthony Brown Had Hands on Steering Wheel, Was Shot by Officers in Back of Head, Lawyer Says , Justice Department to Investigate Louisville Police, 13 Months After Breonna Taylor's Killing, Coronavirus Infections Hit New Global High, Fueled by India's "Heartbreaking" Outbreak, U.S. to Ship Up to 60 Million Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccine Abroad, Biden Orders $15/Hour Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors, Proposes Capital Gains Tax Hike, Supreme Court to Hear Torture Survivor's State Secrets Case & NRA-Backed Challenge to NY Gun Law, 2020 Census Results Alter Balance of Power in House of Representatives, Florida Sena…

Staff (2021-04-27). Headlines for April 27, 2021. democracynow.org Andrew Brown Had Hands on Steering Wheel, Was Shot by Officers in Back of Head, Lawyer Says , Justice Department to Investigate Louisville Police, 13 Months After Breonna Taylor's Killing, Coronavirus Infections Hit New Global High, Fueled by India's "Heartbreaking" Outbreak, U.S. to Ship Up to 60 Million Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccine Abroad, Biden Orders $15/Hour Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors, Proposes Capital Gains Tax Hike, Supreme Court to Hear Torture Survivor's State Secrets Case & NRA-Backed Challenge to NY Gun Law, 2020 Census Results Alter Balance of Power in House of Representatives, Florida Senat…

Staff (2021-04-27). "A Warrant Is Not a License to Kill": Rev. William Barber Condemns Police "Execution" of Andrew Brown. democracynow.org Hundreds of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to protest the police killing of Andrew Brown Jr., a 42-year-old Black father shot dead in his car on April 21. On Monday, authorities allowed Brown's family and attorney to watch a 20-second video clip of the shooting. The family says it shows Brown was shot in the back of the head while his hands were on the steering wheel of a car, calling it an "execution." Seven sheriff's deputies have already been placed on paid administrative leave; two other deputies have resigned, and another retired over the past week. But supporters…

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-04-27). The Day The World Ended. thealtworld.com The day the world ended began like any other day. People woke up, had their coffee, checked their social media, kissed their loved ones, went to work. | Nobody knew it was coming. The news reporters and pundits hadn't been informing them that the US and its allies had been simultaneously ramping up a…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-04-27). How Syria Acted As A Regressive Force In The Lebanese Civil War — OpEd. eurasiareview.com April 9, 1976. The Syrian military intervened in Lebanon to fight against the National Movement (NM) and Palestinians. Kamal Jumblatt – the leader of the NM – was too radical for the liking of Damascus. With his anti-Zionist leanings, he could easily provoke Israel into invading Lebanon – increasing the strategic vulnerability of Syria. Thus, Hafez al-Assad – with the tacit consent of the US – proceeded to thwart any possibility of a leftist regime coming to power in Beirut. Tokenistic elections are held on May 16, 1976 under the watch of Syrian troops. Assad's favored candidate – Ilyas Sarkis – is made the pr…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-27). Cuba reaffirms socialist revolutionary horizon. peoplesdispatch.org The Eighth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba concluded on April 19. It was the Congress for the Historical Continuity of the Cuban Revolution. One of the key objectives of this conference was to define the"continuity and irreversibility" of the Cuban revolutionary process. As part of this process, Raul Castro, the First Secretary of the party stepped down from his post.

Permanent Revolution repost (2021-04-27). Comments on David North and Joseph Kishore's Letter. indybay.org Peter Ross explains why he believes the Socialist Equality Party slandered Shuvu Batta.

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). Stay firm to ideals, convictions, Xi says. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping has underlined the importance of staying firm to ideals and convictions as China is striving to build a modern socialist country and to realize national rejuvenation.

Nelson Lichtenstein (2021-04-27). What Next for Amazon Workers? thenation.com What Next for Amazon Workers?

repost (2021-04-27). 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…

Special to People's World (2021-04-27). L.A. May Day Coalition plans march, rally, and car caravan. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES—On Saturday, May 1, Los Angeles will honor the contributions of immigrants, workers, and those who fight to create a more just society for all. This year marks a new era of possibility in a time of desperately needed change. The work continues under the new administration as the nation enters into what looks …

Rebecca Magallon (2021-04-27). A Better Solution to DACA. indybay.org DACA is temporary relief for immigrant childhood arrivals to the United States, this articles calls for permanent solutions for DACA recipients.

Dave Lindorff (2021-04-27). No More Police Killings of Children! counterpunch.org Kids of color appear to be fair game for too many cops: No More Police Killings of Children! 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,

Dave Lindorff (2021-04-27). No More Police Killings Of Children! — OpEd. eurasiareview.com 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 even planning to try and stab or cut the girl or woman dressed in pink that she was running towards at the time of the shooting. But the odds of such an injury being fatal with the small kitchen paring knife in her hand were not great. | Besides, there were other ways available to Officer Reardon to have stopped he…

Noam Chomsky (2021-04-27). The institutions of society. zcomm.org Interview on a variety of topics…

Jacob G. Hornberger (2021-04-27). Why the Embargo Against Cuba? counterpunch.org Now that Cuban president Raul Castro has resigned the presidency of Cuba, will the U.S. government lift its six-decades-long economic embargo against Cuba? Don't count it. Squeezing the life out of the Cuban people as a way to get regime change has become such a normalized way of life for the United States that it

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-27). Trial of Turkish opposition leaders postponed till May 3. peoplesdispatch.org The trial of Selahattin Demirtas along with 107 other members of the third largest party in Turkey, HDP, over a 2014 protest has been criticized as political vendetta against the opposition groups by the Erdogan government.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-27). Despite the horrors of COVID-19, global defense spending rises led by the US. peoplesdispatch.org The US military budget in 2020 alone was around USD 778 billion, which is almost 39% of the total global military expenditure and marked an increase by 4.4% from the previous year…

Jomo Kwame Sundaram (2021-04-27). Struggle for the future of food. mronline.org With so much at stake, representatives of food producers and consumers need to act urgently to prevent governments from allowing a UN sanctioned corporate takeover of global governance of food systems. | April 27, 2021 | Newswire…

Randy Shields (2021-04-27). Gunda: My Porcinus Teacher. dissidentvoice.org Over the years as an animal activist I've shown many films of graphic animal cruelty, both in class rooms and out in the streets. Except for the granddaddy of them all, 1981's The Animals Film, there is very little art about them. Mostly, they're just blood and guts. And I'm a big believer in showing …

Berry Craig (2021-04-27). On Workers Memorial Day, honor those lost with a PRO Act win. peoplesworld.org Since 1989, unions have been observing April 28 as Workers Memorial Day. "Workers killed on the job the previous year are commemorated in events across America," explained Bill Londrigan, Kentucky State AFL-CIO president recently. "April 28th was chosen as Workers Memorial Day because the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was born on that date in …

PAI (2021-04-27). Texas teachers campaign against Republicans' school charter bill. peoplesworld.org AUSTIN, Texas —Using data showing Texas's so-called "charter schools" are over-funded and under-performing—compared to promises to parents and lawmakers—the Texas Federation of Teachers is campaigning against GOP-pushed state legislation to remove the few strings the Lone Star State attaches to chartering charters and giving them money. TFT faces an uphill battle. Though it's one of …

Eds. (2021-04-27). Climate scientists: concept of net zero is a dangerous trap. mronline.org Sometimes realization comes in a blinding flash. Blurred outlines snap into shape and suddenly it all makes sense. Underneath such revelations is typically a much slower-dawning process. Doubts at the back of the mind grow. | April 27, 2021 | Newswire…

Roger D. Harris (2021-04-27). Ecuadorian Election: US Secures Another Neoliberal Champion Without Intervening (Overtly). mintpressnews.com By the time of the 2021 presidential election in Ecuador, the playing field had been rendered so precipitously unlevel that the US had little need to overtly intervene.

Staff (2021-04-27). Chauvin trial 'felt like something because I'm used to so much nothing'. therealnews.com Was the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial justice? How should we feel about it? And is a political backlash already unfolding? We reflect on the trial and the long road ahead.

Victor Grossman (2021-04-27). COVID dominates the news in Germany. peoplesworld.org BERLIN—In recent months the air in Germany has been overfull. But the fog, thick as in old London, was not humid but political — and medical-political. The thickest was the COVID fog. Blanketing some two-thirds of the news, the details changed daily, even hourly. How many new cases, how many deaths, who could go out …

Editor2 (2021-04-27). 'It is a Nakba': Campaign to Save Sheikh Jarrah Builds Momentum as Forced Displacement Looms. orinocotribune.com In a matter of just two weeks, six Palestinian families, numbering 27 people, from the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah will be thrown out of their homes and into the street, and replaced with Israeli settlers. Now residents are doubling down on the campaign to #SaveSheikhJarrah. | In a matter of just two weeks, six Palestinian families, numbering 27 people, will be thrown out of their homes and into the street, and replaced with Israeli settlers. | The fate of the families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem is essentially set in stone: an Israeli district court

Adam Bronstein (2021-04-27). Idaho's Wolf Slaughter Bill Stampedes Toward a Vote. counterpunch.org In a painful example of why states can't be trusted to manage gray wolves, the Idaho Legislature seems to be fast-tracking Senate Bill S.1211, which aims to slash Idaho's wolf population by as much as 90 percent. The bill would inappropriately transfer the traditional roles and responsibilities of the Idaho Fish and Game Commission to

Frederick Clayton (2021-04-27). The Future of Water in the American Southwest. counterpunch.org No country is immune from water scarcity issues—not even the world's wealthiest country, the United States. The Southwestern states, in particular, have faced frequent and ongoing droughts over the past two decades, and traditional water supplies are failing. As groundwater supplies in the region have depleted substantially, rainfall has decreased and the costs of importing water have risen substantially.

Nancy Robles (2021-04-27). 'People's Earth Day' rally in San Francisco highlights local history of environmental racism. liberationnews.org On April 22 a People's Earth Day' rally was held in front of San Francisco City Hall to demand health and environmental justice for residents of Bayview Hunters Point and Treasure Island.

Pan Africanism Today Secretariat (2021-04-27). Unfreedom Day in South Africa. peoplesdispatch.org Ahead of the national holiday commemorated for the 1994 democratic elections in South Africa, a leader of the shack dwellers movement declared, "We are burning because of the conditions we live under."

The Conversation (2021-04-27). Mammals face an uncertain future as global temperatures rise. juancole.com By Maria Paniw and Rob Salguero-Gómez | — Even with fires, droughts and floods regularly in the news, it's difficult to comprehend the human toll of the climate crisis. It's harder still to understand what a warming world will mean for all the other species we share it with. This is true for even our …

Eds. (2021-04-27). How France continues to dominate its former Colonies in Africa. mronline.org In France's former African colonies, imperialist monetary policies from Paris continue to cripple domestic economies and undermine democracy. Colonialism in Africa won't have meaningfully come to an end until true economic sovereignty is allowed to flourish. | April 27, 2021 | Interview…

Sameena Rahman (2021-04-27). Chad in turmoil after president's death: Who was Idriss Déby? liberationnews.org Turmoil is gripping Chad following the demise of Idriss Déby, long-time dictator of the country and close ally to France and the United States, who succumbed to battle wounds last Tuesday.

Staff (2021-04-27). Timing of Apure Clashes & Cota 905 Incidents Not a Coincidence: CIA's Simonovis Reveals the Plan (Video). orinocotribune.com A former Venezuelan police officer linked for decades to the CIA and Israeli intelligence, and also a fugitive from Venezuelan justice, Iván Simonovis, recently confessed through a video that the terrorist events in Apure state—where Venezuelan soldiers died due to terrorist violence promoted by Colombian paramilitary—and the recent violence unleashed by the Coqui gang in Cota 905 in Caracas, "are not coincidence and are part of the same plan" to make Venezuela collapse. | The accomplice of former deputy Guaidó confessed in a video he shared on his Twitter account that "the common denominator between…

Editor2 (2021-04-27). Gabriel García Márquez and Magical Internationalism. orinocotribune.com By Laura Capote — Apr 25, 2021 | While García Márquez is internationally recognized for his literary work, little attention is paid to his lifelong dedication to revolutionary internationalism. Laura Capote explores this rich history and his career as a militant journalist | "I feel Latin American in every country, but without ever resigning myself to illusions of my land, Aracataca, to which I returned to one day and discovered, that between the reality and the nostalgia, was the raw material of my work" | — Gabriel García Márquez, The Fragrance of Guava, 1982 | Sometimes what is obvious hides what is…

Staff (2021-04-27). @HoodCommunist Twitter ban shows why offline organizing is so important. therealnews.com The fact that private companies like Twitter can ban entire accounts without notice, explanation, or recourse is a clear sign that we need to build community and organizing networks that can be sustained if and when it happens to us.

Anzy Adams (2021-04-27). San Diego protest calls to end barrio warfare. liberationnews.org The April 24 event began in Golden Hill Park, where speakers talked about the effects of police terror, mass incarceration, racial profiling, gang enhancements, horizontal violence and other issues affecting the Chicano community.

Dean Baker (2021-04-27). Biden's Recovery: How's the Hopey-Changey Thing Working Our for You? counterpunch.org 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 this week

Ed Rampell (2021-04-27). 'The envelope please': Darnella Frazier deserved an Academy Award. peoplesworld.org The annual Academy Awards ceremony—wherein a pack of swag bag-shlepping celebs clad in brand-name couture patted themselves on the back on live TV, while thanking their agents, hair stylists, managers, makeup artists, etc.—took place Sunday, April 25, in Los Angeles. To be fair, a number of films that competed for those coveted golden statuettes do …

A Guest Author (2021-04-27). Ramsey Clark: el disidente imprescindible en el centro del poder de EE. UU. workers.org Por William Camacaro Desde Nueva York "Habrá algunos que recordarán a Ramsey Clark como un hombre marginal. Hay muchos más que lo recordarán como amigo de la justicia, los oprimidos, los explotados y el imperio de la ley. Quizás a él mismo le gustaría ser recordado simplemente como alguien que . . . |

Ariela Ruiz Caro (2021-04-27). The Main Obstacle in the Fight Against COVID: Inequality. counterpunch.org Global vaccine production is insufficient, and even that has been hoarded by developed countries that have bought up from two to three times more supply than is needed by their populations, an action that has come to be known as "vaccine nationalism." What's more, vaccine purchase does not necessarily equal vaccine availability, as has been the case in Europe and the cause of growing conflict there.

Victor Grossman (2021-04-27). Greens, vaccines, maneuvers. mronline.org The Green party was at first an iconoclastic bunch, leftish, even radical. Its deputies, often women, showed up in the Bundestag knitting or even wearing woolen sweaters, shocking the conservatives. But its radicals grew older; many got rewarding professional jobs; its fundamentalist wing ("fundis") lost out to the pragmatic "realos" (realists). The Green retreat has […] | April 27, 2021 | Commentary…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-27). All In Against SouthFront: US Intelligence To Create New Foreign Malign Influence Center. southfront.org Illustrative Image | The US top spy agency is going to establish a new center to combat hostile foreign meddling in U.S. national affairs. The decision was made following multiple assessments that Russia and other US enemies allegedly have sought to sway elections and sow chaos among the American people. | The "Russian dire threat" has been the main duty of US intelligence for years. The US treasure has already been drained on billions of dollars allocated to fight against the mythical Russian information campaig…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-27). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On April 27, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | UAF forces in Zaytsevo shelled DPR positions in the southern part of the same settlement with grenade launchers | UAF forces in the Krasnogorovka village shelled Staromikhailovka with 82-mm artillery | UAF forces in Opytne village shelled Veseloe with grenade launchers | UAF forces in Vodyane shelled Leninskoe with grenade launchers and 82-mm artillery | UAF forces in Pavlopol shelled Kominternovo and Ukrainskoe with grenade launchers | DPR forces in Ukra…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-27). U.S. Sends Coast Guard Patrol Ship To Black Sea, As Two Russian Landing Ships Remain. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | A Hamilton-class US Coast Guard patrol boat is heading for the Black Sea, the US 6th Fleet said in a statement."A Hamilton-class US Coast Guard patrol boat has begun sailing north for passage into the Black Sea after working with USS Roosevelt in the Aegean," the US 6th Fleet said on Twitter. | The boat will work with "NATO allies and partners in the region," the report said. | The US Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-27). Military Situation In Iraq On April 27, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 27, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Basrah area | On April 27, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Naseriyah area | On April 27, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Diwaniyah area | The Turkish military's new ground and air operation against PKK militants in northern Iraq has been taking place since April 23 | On April 26, the PMU discove…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-27). Military Situation In Yemen On April 27, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 169 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On April 26, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 18 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On April 26, Ansar Allah attacked King Khalid Airbase with a Qasef 2K drone | On April 27, the Saudi-led forces launched a heavy counterattack on Talaat al-Hamra height in west of Marib | On April 27, clashes between Ansar Allah and Saud…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-27). Military Situation In Syria On April 27, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 27, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 31 times: 19 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 2 — in Hama province | On April 26, clashes between SAA and Turkish-backed forces were reported in the Tadef area | On April 26, the Russian Military Police and the Turkish forces conducted a joint patrol in the vicinity of the city of Ain al-Arab | On April 26, an agreement had been reached for a c…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-27). HRW Accuses Israel Of Apartheid, Tel Aviv, Naturally, Calls It "Nazi" southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 27th, Human Rights Watch released a report concluding that Israel is carrying out apartheid in the West Bank against the Palestinians. | It said that after decades of warnings that an entrenched hold over Palestinian life could lead to apartheid, it had found that the "threshold" had been crossed."This is the starkest finding Human Rights Watch has reached on Israeli conduct in the 30 years we've been documenting abuses on the ground there," said Omar Shakir, the group's Israel and Pale…

Anonymous765 (2021-04-27). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — April 27, 2021. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier ai…

Stephen Shenfield (2021-04-27). Pogrom against the Palestinians of East Jerusalem. dissidentvoice.org The immediate context that makes such shocking developments possible — indeed, inevitable — is the continuing drift of Israeli politics toward the nationalist extreme right. What was formerly considered 'extreme right' — Netanyahu's Likud — is now the center, with even more extreme forces to its right. The followers of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, …

Stephen Shenfield (2021-04-27). Pogrom against the Palestinians of East Jerusalem. dissidentvoice.org The immediate context that makes such shocking developments possible — indeed, inevitable — is the continuing drift of Israeli politics toward the nationalist extreme right. What was formerly considered 'extreme right' — Netanyahu's Likud — is now the center, with even more extreme forces to its right. The followers of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, …

Betsey Piette (2021-04-27). MOVE denounces museum's desecration of children's remains. workers.org Philadelphia At an emotion filled press conference April 26, MOVE members strongly denounced the University of Pennsylvania Museum and Princeton University for holding the remains of family members killed in the 1985 police bombing of their home. From left: Carlos Africa, Janet Africa, Pam Africa (standing), Janine Africa, Consuela Africa . . . |

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-04-27). Almost Everything Biden Said About Ending the Afghanistan War Was a Lie. counterpunch.org President Joe Biden, in announcing an ostensible end to the U.S. war in Afghanistan, is continuing his streak of paying eloquent lip service to progressive causes while maintaining the implied status quo. In a televised address from the White House on April 14, Biden said, "it's time to end America's longest war. It's time for

Global Research News (2021-04-27). Selected Articles: The WEF's Great Reset — Euphemism for a WWIII Scenario? globalresearch.ca By The road led up the hill between houses until it came to the lake where it ran between the …

Anonymous103 (2021-04-27). Tensions Rise In The South China Sea: British Flotilla To Sail Through Asian Waters. southfront.org HMS Queen Elizabeth, via Global Look Press | A flotilla of Royal Navy of the United Kingdom leaded by HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier will pass through Asian waters on port visits to Japan and South Korea, according to the British embassy in Tokyo. The decision was made after Australia had warned of threats of conflict in the region."Today, as free nations again hear the beating drums and watch worryingly the militarisation of issues that we had, until recent years, thought unlikely to be catalysts for war, let us contin…

Rosalind English (2021-04-27). Vaccine hesitancy and the Court of Protection: who decides? ukhumanrightsblog.com Informed consent to medical treatment is at the heart of the vaccine debate. Consent is also at the centre of most of the cases that come before the Court of Protection. So now we have a very specific problem: what happens, if someone lacks capacity under the Mental Capacity Act, and their family for whatever …

Alice Kuzmenko (2021-04-27). The missing Rule 35 mechanism for immigration detention in prison. ukhumanrightsblog.com The Court of Appeal in MR (Pakistan) and Another v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2021] EWCA Civ 541 recently dealt with appeals regarding the absence of a process to assess the vulnerability of a person detained under immigration powers at Her Majesty's Prisons ("HMPs"). This absence remains despite such a process existing …

Anand Naidoo (2021-04-27). The Heat: Oliver Stone on the history of U.S. intervention. america.cgtn.com In a one-on-one interview with The Heat, film director Oliver Stone talks about United States foreign policy and the history of U.S. intervention. Stone discussed the role played by the CIA in the failed invasion attempt by Cuban exiles 60 years ago — April 1961 …

Staff (2021-04-27). No, Biden's Not Banning Burgers — But Meat Is a Real Climate Problem. truthout.org Fact-checkers are slamming Republicans and the right-wing media for repeating false claims that President Joe Biden's climate plan would require Americans to drastically reduce consumption of red meat. While the rumors about Biden have been thoroughly

Rubin R. (2021-04-27). Medicare Raises Payment for Administering COVID-19 Vaccines. jamanetwork.com The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently increased the Medicare payment rate for administering COVID-19 vaccines to approximately $40 per shot.

Norman Solomon (2021-04-27). Reporting from Around the World, Reese Erlich Was a Beacon of Independent Journalism. indybay.org He challenged "the basic assumptions of empire"

Juan Cole (2021-04-27). No, Kerry didn't Leak Israeli strikes to Zarif; but Trump did leak Israeli Intel to Russia. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Ted Cruz and other far right demagogues have charged for over half a decade that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal was misguided because you can't trust anything Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarid says. Now all of a sudden they are treating an offhand remark by Zarif in a leaked interview …

Rubin R. (2021-04-27). Vaccination Priorities Delay Shots for Higher-Risk People of Color. jamanetwork.com Prioritizing older people or older people and essential workers for COVID-19 vaccination, as many states have done, slows eligibility for adults in some racial and ethnic groups and for those with family incomes below the federal poverty level, according to a recent analysis by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) researchers.

Dr. Meryl Nass (2021-04-27). America's "Testing Mess": The Healthcare System in COVID Testing and Vaccinations. globalresearch.ca Let me start by explaining that an antigen test, performed by …

Yara M. Asi (2021-04-27). The Fight Against Vaccine Apartheid Goes Global. thenation.com The Fight Against Vaccine Apartheid Goes Global…

Electronic Frontier Foundation (2021-04-27). EFF and ACLU Ask Supreme Court to Review Case Against Warrantless Searches of International Travelers' Phones and Laptops. globalresearch.ca The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the American Civil Liberties Union, and …

Peter Koenig (2021-04-27). The WEF's Great Reset — Euphemism for a WWIII Scenario? globalresearch.ca Let's make no mistake, we are already in WWIII. A more …

Peter Koenig (2021-04-27). The WEF's Great Reset: Euphemism for a WWIII Scenario? dissidentvoice.org Let's make no mistake, we are already in WWIII. A more noble term is "The Great Reset" — the World Economic Forum's (WEF) eloquent description of a devastated worldwide economy, countless bankruptcies and unemployment, abject misery, famine, death by starvation, disease and suicide. Hundreds of millions of people have already been affected by this "collateral" …

WSWS (2021-04-27). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Teachers in Buenos Aires, Argentina have launched strikes in opposition to the return to in-person instruction despite an upward spiral of new COVID-19 infections.

Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (2021-04-27). El Gobierno de Puerto Rico nunca hizo las pruebas que establecía el protocolo para el regreso a la escuela. latinorebels.com Una investigación del Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) encontró que ni el DS ni el Departamento de Educación hicieron las pruebas de COVID-19 antes de la apertura en abril ni durante la clases presenciales.

WSWS (2021-04-27). Lacking oxygen, scores in India suffocate to death as COVID-19 infections reach record high. wsws.org India's emergence as the world's COVID-19 epicentre, with more than 2.6 million active cases, is the direct product of the "profits before lives" policy enforced by Narendra Modi and the far-right BJP government.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-27). Turkey announces full lockdown following rapid COVID-19 spike. peoplesdispatch.org A country of over 85 million people, Turkey has so far recorded more than 4.67 million COVID-19 cases with over 38, 000 deaths. More than a quarter of all infections have been reported after the beginning of April…

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-04-27). Coming "COVID Commission" Is a Gates-Led Cover-Up. globalresearch.ca A corporate-funded COVID Commission Planning Group is being set up to …

WSWS (2021-04-27). Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee (UK) supports call for International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees. wsws.org The trade unions in Britain have sabotaged the struggles of workers during the past year, resulting in the highest per head of population death toll from COVID-19 (in a country with a population higher than 20 million) in the world.

Rubin R. (2021-04-27). NIH Launches Program to Investigate COVID-19 in Children. jamanetwork.com The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently launched a research program to figure out why some children with COVID-19 develop severe illness and how to identify those most at risk.

Ahmad Soheil Ahmadi (2021-04-27). Beatings and Indignity: the Plight of an Afghan Refugee. counterpunch.org The grimness grinds on for the world's 80 million forcibly displaced persons, 34 million of them children. Covid-19 is proving to be hard to beat, putting severe, months-long restrictions on activist support for refugees in transit and host nations alike. Ali (not his real name), who spoke to us from Ritsona camp in Greece, has

Israeli People's Committee (2021-04-27). The Covid Vaccine: The Israeli People's Committee Report. Malfunctions, Failures and Damages. globalresearch.ca "I was impressed frankly with the obsession of your prime minister, …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-04-27). COVID-19 vaccine response blunted by common inflammatory bowel disease treatment. imperial.ac.uk People who take a commonly-prescribed drug for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) should not assume they are protected after a first dose of vaccine.

WSWS (2021-04-27). Reinfections of COVID-19 after natural infection or vaccination. wsws.org Under conditions of a policy of reckless reopening, the danger of the virus mutating to escape vaccines remains a critical concern.

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). Indian hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. ecns.cn India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 17 million on Monday with a fresh high of 352,991 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, said the health ministry. This was the fifth consecutive day when over 300,000 cases were registered in a single day.

ecns.cn (2021-04-27). Indian hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. ecns.cn India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 17 million on Monday with a fresh high of 352,991 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, said the health ministry. This was the fifth consecutive day when over 300,000 cases were registered in a single day.

ecns.cn (2021-04-27). U.S. 'vaccine apartheid' denounced amid inequitable access to COVID-19 vaccine. ecns.cn As the United States is hoarding COVID-19 vaccines, many developing countries are still struggling to get access to doses, with exacerbating inequality of vaccine access, according to U.S. media.

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). EU brings AstraZeneca to court over vaccine supply shortfall. ecns.cn The European Union (EU) has brought pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca to court over its failure to respect the commitment to deliver COVID-19 vaccine doses to its member states, said a European Commission spokesperson on Monday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-27). Millions of Americans are missing second dose of COVID-19 vaccine: U.S. media. ecns.cn More than 5 million Americans, or nearly 8 percent of those who received a first jab of their COVID-19 vaccine, have missed their scheduled second dose, U.S. media reported.

ecns.cn (2021-04-26). Chinese mainland reports 11 new COVID-19 cases, all imported. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 11 new COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Tuesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-27). Dublin Zoo reopens after COVID-19 lockdown eased. ecns.cn Cahaya, an endangered Siamang Gibbon, holds her unnamed offspring at Dublin Zoo which reopened to the public today as Ireland took its next gradual steps out of COVID-19 lockdown, Dublin, Ireland, April 26.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-27). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-27). 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 (2021-04-27). 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 (2021-04-27). Marketing, Elections and Anti-Chavismo Unity: PUSCI is Born. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan opposition announced the launch of a new unity platform. So far in political history, this is the fifth attempt by the bench to work together, but does this new initiative have the possibility of functioning? | Political unity is one of the most complex propositions. Finding common ground and not betraying each other is a challenge that requires maturity and respect for those alongside whom you must work. | In recent years, the Venezuelan opposition has undergone several attempts to present itself as a single bloc against Chavismo, but the efforts have been unsuccessful. | To date, we can mention: | 1-…

Pablo Manríquez (2021-04-27). More Members of CHC Support Follow-Up Investigation of 2019 Sexual Harassment Report. latinorebels.com WASHINGTON, D.C. — Three members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) told Latino Rebels on Monday that they support an investigation into sexual harassment allegations of Capitol custodial staff that were published in a 2019 report by the Architect of the Capitol's Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Jin J. (2021-04-27). Patient Information: Screening for Hypertension in Adults. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page summarizes the US Preventive Services Task Force's 2021 recommendation that all adults aged 18 years or older be screened for high blood pressure (A statement).

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-27). Ankara's fourth war front: Turkish soldiers killed in new Iraq offensive. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ankara's fourth war front: Turkish soldiers killed in new Iraq offensiveRick Rozoff While Turkey's president and foreign minister recently pledged support for the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of former Soviet republics-cum-nations, Ankara continues to flagrantly violate those of no fewer than four other countries. Today the nation's leading newspaper, Hàºrriyet, reported that two Turkish …

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2021-04-27). Your Honor: Justice in a Time of Collapse. globalresearch.ca A well-meaning New Orleans judge, Michael Desiato, finds himself in a …

Editorial Team (2021-04-27). Australian government vetoes Victoria-China agreements. challenge-magazine.org Two deals between the state of Victoria and China's National Development and Reform Commission have been vetoed by Australia's Foreign Minister. The Chinese embassy criticised the move by Minister Marise Payne as "provocative", further damaging relations with Australia. | Following laws passed in the Australian Parliament last December, the Foreign Minister has the power to block deals negotiated between local & state authorities and foreign governments. Payne claims she has received hundreds of notifications over such deals. Talking to ABC radio's AM show Payne said: "This scheme is very focussed on Australia…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-27). Port workers in Montreal strike over pressure tactics by employers. peoplesdispatch.org While workers have been on partial strike since April 13, pressure tactics by employers prompted an indefinite general strike, bringing Canada's second largest port to a standstill…

Staff (2021-04-27). Blockade disrupts production of medicine for Cuba's national health system. en.cubadebate.cu The U.S. government's financial persecution of Cuba, added to the economic, commercial and financial blockade, limits the industry's operations and development. Directors of Cuba's Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical Industries Enterprise Group (BioCubaFarma) denounced the impact on their research and production of the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed on Cuba by the U.S. government.

Elijah Magnier (2021-04-27). Rapprochement Iran-Arabie saoudite: Qu'en est-il de la position des USA? thealtworld.com À la suite de la première rencontre irano-saoudienne à Bagdad le 9 avril, une deuxième rencontre a été reprogrammée dans la capitale irakienne à la fin de cette semaine. Après avoir échangé leurs premières impressions lors de cette première réunion, les deux parties ont mesuré leur degré de volonté de rebâtir les ponts coupés depuis longtemps entre les deux pays. Les délégations sont maintenant prêtes à établir une feuille de route pour discuter de leurs priorités respectives. | L'Iran négocie avec l'Occident depuis que le président Jimmy Carter a imposé les premières sanctions à la République islamique en 1979.

WSWS (2021-04-27). More deaths of people waiting for essential disability services in Australia. wsws.org The National Disability Insurance Scheme continues to claim victims by not providing basic equipment and adequate services.

Maximiliano Reyes Zúñiga (2021-04-27). México — Diplomacia que sirve. globalizacion.ca Es común pensar que la diplomacia tiene poca conexión con la vida de la gente, pero en la Cancillería, particularmente en la Subsecretaría para América Latina y el Caribe, pensamos diferente: la diplomacia mexicana puede y debe contribuir al desarrollo…

EMMA (2021-04-27). The People's Party has officially registered in Oregon! peoplesparty.org The timber-rich state is plundered on an industrial scale by Wall Street corporations, leaving rural communities impoverished in the east. Meanwhile, staggering rents have forced thousands of unhoused people into the streets in the cities to the west. | The People's Party will end those injustices. Our representatives will guarantee EVERY American housing, food, a good-paying job, a basic income, a college education, expanded social security, strong unions, and a livable climate. We will guarantee freedom from militarized police, mass incarceration, war, and monopolies and trusts. | If you live in Oregon, we need…

Bill Lueders (2021-04-27). Screen Shot 2021-04-27 at 9.42.59 AM.png. progressive.org Dan Kovalik's new book's broad-brush indictment of the left falls short.

Dean Baker (2021-04-27). Cheap Theatrics on Facebook from Congress. cepr.net Two members of Congress, Tom Malinowski and Anna Eshoo, took to the Washington Post today to promote their meaningless plan to attack social media profits in the name of protecting democracy (their terminology). The gist of their column is that they want to take away Section 230 protection for any social media company that has …

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-04-27). Depressionen, Lebensà§ngste, Suizidgedanken: Um Himmels willen, sprecht mit der Jugend und hà∂rt ihnen zu! globalresearch.ca Heute bekam ich aus dem Kreis meiner Familie, die in einem …

WSWS (2021-04-27). Austrian government approves comprehensive reopening of businesses. wsws.org The government of the right-wing conservative Austrian People's Party (àñVP) and the Greens is paving the way for a massive flare-up of coronavirus infections with catastrophic consequences.

WSWS (2021-04-27). French retired army generals threaten a coup d'état. wsws.org On the 60th anniversary of the attempted French military putsch in Algiers, 23 retired generals published an open letter to the government in the neofascist website Valeurs Actuelles.

S. Brian Willson (2021-04-27). Goebbels Is Alive in Nicaragua: Relentless US Conspiracy Against Nicaragua by Concocting Fake Narratives and Instituting Terror. globalresearch.ca "A lie told once remains a lie, but a lie told …

Ray Salazar (2021-04-27). OPINION: We Can't Talk About Adam Toledo Without Talking About 7th Grade. latinorebels.com I want to talk about what it means to be a 7th grader. Adam Toledo attended 7th grade.

WSWS (2021-04-27). Striking Volvo workers in Virginia dig in for long battle as truck manufacturer announces Q1 profits. wsws.org Volvo workers explained their fight as nearly 3,000 workers entered their second week on strike against the global cost-cutting drive by the Sweden-based multinational.

Jorge Elbaum (2021-04-27). El Comando Sur se va a la guerra: Perfume de mujer en la coordinación sudamericana. globalizacion.ca El jefe del Comando Sur del Pentágono, almirante Craig Faller, concluyó la última semana su gira de despedida en República Dominicana, participando de la Conferencia de Seguridad de las Naciones del Caribe (CANSEC) junto a referentes militares de países comprometidos…

WSWS (2021-04-27). Montreal dockers face looming threat of Trudeau back-to-work law on second day of strike. wsws.org Without a contract since December 2018, the Port of Montreal longshore workers are waging a determined fight against the Maritime Employers Association's attempts to shred their working conditions.

Slomski A. (2021-04-27). N-of-1 Trial Finds No Effect of Statins on Muscle Symptoms. jamanetwork.com A series of n-of-1 trials among statin-intolerant participants found no difference in frequency and intensity of muscle symptoms while they were taking the medication compared with a placebo, a study in The BMJ reported. A smaller n-of-1 trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine late last year also found a nocebo effect among patients taking a statin, where negative expectations, not the drug itself, created muscle symptoms.

Esther Schrader (2021-04-27). Georgia Muslim Voter Project: Nonprofit that provides refreshments to voters in line joins suit against new suppression law. splcenter.org &nbsp…

WSWS (2021-04-27). UK Prime Minister Johnson demanded "no more f***ing lockdowns, let the bodies pile high in their thousands!" wsws.org Aside from Johnson's crudities, ending all lockdowns and letting "the bodies pile high" is the position of capitalist governments the world over.

Manuel Pérez-Rocha (2021-04-27). Mexico Should Reject Excessive Powers From Foreign Investors. counterpunch.org Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO, has often criticized the neoliberal economic model centered on free trade, privatization, and deregulation. If his administration truly wishes to shake off the yoke of neoliberalism and reclaim national sovereignty, one step they should take is to follow other countries that are rejecting excessive powers for

WSWS (2021-04-27). Governments spend trillions on weapons, claim there is no money for health care. wsws.org Total global military spending rose to nearly $2 trillion last year, up 2.6 percent from a year ago, even as world economic output shrank by 4.4 percent.

Slomski A. (2021-04-27). Relugolix Combination Therapy for Uterine Fibroids. jamanetwork.com Women with uterine fibroids who took relugolix combination therapy experienced less menstrual bleeding and pain while avoiding bone density loss and the hot flashes associated with relugolix monotherapy, 2 trials in the New England Journal of Medicine reported. Relugolix is an oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone-receptor antagonist.

WSWS (2021-04-27). Up to 130 asylum seekers drown in the EU's Mediterranean graveyard. wsws.org The tragedy at sea is the latest in an unceasing catalogue of drownings, which have been deliberately allowed to take place by European governments in order to deter migration to Europe.

Andy Kroll (2021-04-27). Waiting for the Cyber-Apocalypse. tomdispatch.com America has a serious infrastructure problem. Maybe when I say that what comes to mind are all the potholes on your street. Or the dismal state of public transportation in your city. Or crumbling bridges all over the country. But that's so twentieth century of you. America's most urgent infrastructure vulnerability is largely invisible and unlikely to be fixed by the Biden administration's $2 trillion American Jobs Plan. I'm thinking about vulnerabilities that lurk in your garage (your car), your house (your computer), and even your pocket (your phone). Like those devices of yours, all connected to the Internet a…

Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel (2021-04-27). Depression, Fear of Life, Suicidal Thoughts: For Heaven's Sake, Talk to the Youth and Listen to Them! globalresearch.ca Today I received a shocking phone call from my family, who …

Song Z, Lillehaugen T, Wallace J. (2021-04-27). Out-of-Network Laboratory Test Spending, Utilization, and Prices in the US. jamanetwork.com In the context of concerns about the appropriateness and costs to insurers and patients of laboratory testing, this study uses data from the IBM MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters Database to examine out-of-network laboratory test spending, utilization, and prices in the US in 2008-2016.

Golnaz Esfandiari (2021-04-27). U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Could Bring Iran Opportunities, Threats. juancole.com ( RFE/RL) — The announced withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan will grant Iran one of its biggest wishes and lead to the departure of all foreign forces, which Tehran has long blamed for insecurity in the region. Analysts say the pullout of U.S.-led NATO forces from Afghanistan could potentially give Iran more room to …

Matthew Ehret-Kump (2021-04-27). Geopolitics of The Arctic: Canada as a Bridge of Cooperation or a Platform for War and Confrontation? globalresearch.ca The Arctic remains the world's last frontier of human exploration. It …

WSWS (2021-04-27). Graduate students at New York University go on strike. wsws.org Graduate students at New York University began strike action on Monday as the United Autoworkers Union seeks to end the struggle of Columbia University grad students a few miles away by pushing a wage-cutting sellout deal.

jamanetwork (2021-04-27). Incorrect Values in Text and Table 4. jamanetwork.com In the Original Investigation entitled "Comparisons of Interventions for Preventing Falls in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis," published in the November 7, 2017, issue of JAMA, incorrect absolute risk differences (ARDs) were reported in several places. In the Results sections of the Abstract and the text, the data reported for exercise should have read "ARD, ‚àí0.12 (95% CI, ‚àí0.20 to ‚àí0.05)"; for combined exercise and vision assessment and treatment, "ARD, ‚àí0.38 (95% CI, ‚àí0.53 to &sbquo…

Luis Britto García (2021-04-27). Venezuela — Doscientos años de Carabobo. globalizacion.ca 1 | Tras sangrienta campaña de once años, Venezuela consagra su Independencia el 24 de junio de 1821 en la Batalla de Carabobo. Esta batalla no termina todavía; culmina una resistencia de tres siglos y abre otra que llega hasta nuestros…

WSWS (2021-04-27). Illinois State University graduate students vote "yes" to strike, union delays until fall. wsws.org Almost immediately after the results of the vote were announced the Graduate Workers Union called for delaying the strike until the fall semester.

Taylor Hudak (2021-04-27). Video: "Freedom Is Not Determined by the Results of a PCR Test…" globalresearch.ca Taylor Hudak reminds us that the EU parliament will be voting …

WSWS (2021-04-27). Beijing reacts to mounting US belligerence with nationalist boycott campaign. wsws.org There is nothing progressive about the current nationalist campaign in China which the CCP is using to advance its interests internationally, while driving a wedge between Chinese workers and their class brothers and sisters around the world.

Daniel Espinosa Winder (2021-04-27). Pasaportes biológicos: Distopía en ciernes. globalizacion.ca El mundo rico reabrirá sus puertas muy pronto y las principales ciudades del planeta renacerán triunfantes: volverán la cultura, los conciertos, el deporte-espectáculo y la reunión social, reabrirán el pub y la discoteca (las bibliotecas nunca dejaron de ser un…

Slomski A. (2021-04-27). Low-Income African American Women With Hypertension and Depression. jamanetwork.com More than half of African American women of low socioeconomic status with uncontrolled hypertension also had symptoms of depression, according to a secondary analysis of an ongoing randomized trial. In their JAMA Psychiatry analysis, the authors advised clinicians at federally qualified health centers (FQHC) to screen African American women with hypertension for depression, provide mental health referrals, and monitor treatment to ensure that it is effective.

WSWS (2021-04-27). Bangladeshi police gun down six construction workers. wsws.org Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given police a free hand to suppress workers struggles and her political opponents.

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network (2021-04-27). Palestinian Prisoners' Action Week 2021: Global Action Report and Growing Solidarity. globalresearch.ca Organizations and activists around the world demanded freedom for Palestinian political …

Fight Back (2021-04-27). Park name change press conference held in Milwaukee: 'Honor a freedom fighter, not a fascist!'. fightbacknews.org Milwaukee, WI – On April 24, the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression hosted a press conference to publicly announce their campaign to change the name of Lindbergh Park to Lucille Berrien Park and fund the renaming by defunding the Milwaukee County Sheriff's overtime budget. | Lindbergh Park is named after Charles Lindbergh, who was recognized at the time as a famous pilot. A few years after the park was named, Lindbergh became a prominent figure in the fascist America First movement in the U.S. He had received recognition for his work in the U.S. from Hermann Goering on behalf of Adolf Hitl…

Pasqualina Curcio (2021-04-27). El sector privado en Venezuela. globalizacion.ca Hay muchos mitos sobre el sector privado en Venezuela, el más conocido es aquel que se refiere a su incuestionable eficiencia. Son parte de esta mitología las siguientes frases: "a diferencia del sector público que es ineficiente y corrupto, el…

WSWS (2021-04-27). UK Prime Minister Johnson demanded "no more f***ing lockdowns, let the bodies pile high in their thousands!" wsws.org Aside from Johnson's crudity, ending all lockdowns and letting "the bodies pile high" is the position of capitalist governments the world over.

Rissman L. (2021-04-27). Becoming a Mother and Gaining Perspective. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay, a pediatric intensive care fellow tells of her near death from postpartum hemorrhage in childbirth, her first delayed introduction to her daughter, and her struggle with helplessness in caring for her premature daughter during her convalescence.

WSWS (2021-04-27). Schools reopen in France and Italy amid continuing spread of coronavirus. wsws.org To the extent that there has been a reduction in cases over the previous three weeks, it is mainly due to the impact of the closure of schools and the holiday break.

Randy Shields (2021-04-27). Gunda:My Porcinus Teacher. dissidentvoice.org Over the years as an animal activist I've shown many films of graphic animal cruelty, both in class rooms and out in the streets. Except for the granddaddy of them all, 1981's The Animals Film, there is very little art about them. Mostly, they're just blood and guts. And I'm a big believer in showing …

John Stanton (2021-04-27). Americans Minds are Artificially Intelligent. counterpunch.org "I advocate the thesis which holds that the tendency towards totalitarianism is part of the essence of the machine, and originally proceeded from the realm of technology; that the tendency, inherent to every machine as such, to subjugate the world, to parasitically seize upon the fragments that have not yet been subjugated, to merge with

Tom Engelhardt (2021-04-27). Tomgram: John Feffer, America Hacks Itself. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. Let me try to put this in context: it was just months ago that I gave up my old flip phone and reluctantly got an iPhone. And though I can indeed make calls on it and use it …

Luke Yamaguchi (2021-04-27). Why Are We Vaccinating People on the Brink of Death? globalresearch.ca In mid-January 2021, Bloomberg published an article titled

Steve Lalla (2021-04-27). Today, Defense of The Revolution Rests with the Media. orinocotribune.com By Steve Lalla and Saheli Chowdhury for Orinoco Tribune — Apr 25, 2021 | Víctor Dreke, legendary commander of the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces, called for those defending the Revolution today to recognize that the battlefield of the 21st century is the media. | The comments were made at a

Sam Adler-Bell (2021-04-27). AOC and the Making of Millennial Politics. thenation.com AOC and the Making of Millennial Politics…

Tim Shorrock (2021-04-27). The Toxic Legacy of the US Military in the Pacific. thenation.com The Toxic Legacy of the US Military in the Pacific…

William Donohue (2021-04-27). 'Hate America' Campaign Is In High Gear — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The United States is beset with numerous problems, though none as serious as teaching students and workers why they should hate America. It is an intellectually dishonest game, riddled with distortions and out-and-out lies about American history, as well as tortured interpretations of current events. | It is disturbing to note that the left-wing agenda is no longer confined to places like higher education and the media. No, it has been mainstreamed into the corporate world, collegiate and professional sports, and beyond. Some politicians have also embraced the "Hate America" campaign. | There are three identif…

DMG (2021-04-27). Myanmar: Only 32 Of 70 Journalists Detained Post-Coup Released. eurasiareview.com As of April 19, a total of 70 journalists have been arrested since Myanmar's military staged a coup on February 1, with only 32 of them released from detention so far, Burma News International (BNI) said on Friday. | The 57 male journalists and 12 female journalists are from 33 news outlets, with 16 freelance journalists among those detained, according to BNI. (The 70th individual's information could not be confirmed, BNI said.) | Among the detained journalists, 19 have been charged; most of them have been charged under Section 505(a) of the Penal Code, covering incitement. | "Previously, journalists were arre…

IDN (2021-04-27). Did Coup Leaders Seek Legitimacy By Addressing The UN? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Thalif Deen* | The recent military coup in Myanmar and an attempted palace coup in Jordan harks back to the days when insurrections by armed forces came along a veritable assembly line—particularly in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. | And at least one political leader—a former Prime Minister of Thailand—was ousted from power when he was at the United Nations to address the General Assembly. After he finished his address, he was homeless and had no country to go to, and sought political asylum in a Middle Eastern country. | And that country was known to welcome several world leade…

Tasnim News Agency (2021-04-27). Iran Claims Leaked Audio Of Zarif's Interview Was Stolen, Launches Probe. eurasiareview.com The spokesperson for the Iranian administration said the leaked recording of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's interview had been stolen, adding that the Intelligence Ministry has been assigned to identify those behind the plot. | Speaking to reporters at a weekly press conference on Tuesday, Ali Rabiee said the stealing of the audio from Zarif's interview in March is part of a plot against the Iranian establishment, administration, domestic unity, and national interests. | "The file of interview with Mr. Zarif has been stolen for absolutely clear reasons, the aspects of which are still unknown, by indiv…

Cyrus Yaqubi (2021-04-27). Iran: Dreadful Human Rights Violations By Regime — OpEd. eurasiareview.com According to Amnesty International's annual report, Iran ranked second in the world last year in terms of the highest number of executions in the world. However,

Eurasia Review (2021-04-27). ExxonMobil Announces Discovery At Uaru-2 Offshore Guyana. eurasiareview.com ExxonMobil said today it made an oil discovery at the Uaru-2 well in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana. Uaru-2 will add to the previously announced gross discovered recoverable resource estimate for the block, which is currently estimated to be approximately 9 billion oil-equivalent barrels. Drilling at Uaru-2 encountered approximately 120 feet (36.7 meters) of high quality oil bearing reservoirs including newly identified intervals below the original Uaru-1 discovery. The well was drilled in 5,659 feet (1,725 meters) of water and is located approximately 6.8 miles (11 kilometers) south of the Uaru-1 well.

Elcano Royal Institute (2021-04-27). Quo Vadis, Bitcoin? — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Technological progress has enabled the development of new assets that aim at fulfilling the functions of money. Replacing traditional money (physical or digital) with these new assets could mean, among many other changes, extending at least part of the process of money creation beyond the current regulated framework. In this context, two complementary approaches emerge in the

Eurasia Review (2021-04-27). Indra Revenues Increased +2.2% And EBIT Doubled In First Quarter. eurasiareview.com The Spanish information technology and defense systems company Indra said Tuesday that income statement items have grown in first quarter of this year, versus the same period in 2020. Net Profit was ‚Ǩ22 million in 1Q21 versus ‚Ǩ6 million in 1Q20 (+255%) and ‚Ǩ18 million. in 1Q19 (+22%), the company said, adding that revenues in 1Q21 increased +5.5% in local currency (+2.2% in reported terms) vs 1Q20, pushed by Defence and Minsait. EBITDA and EBIT grew by +25% and +104% respectively vs 1Q20. | Fernando Abril-Martorell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer o…

VOXEU (2021-04-27). Growing Concentration Of Wealth In Italy: Evidence From New Source Of Data — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Growing wealth disparities can have corrosive effects on equality of opportunity when they crystallise over time and turn into persistent disparities across generations. This column uses newly assembled data from Italian inheritance tax records to show that the wealth share of the top 1% (half a million individuals) increased from 16% in 1995 to 22% in 2016, and the share accruing to the top 0.01% (the richest 5,000 adults) almost tripled from 1.8% to 5%. In contrast, the poorest 50% saw an 80% drop in their average net wealth over the same period. The data also reveal the growing role of inheritance and gifts…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-27). Fishing In African Waters. eurasiareview.com African waters have been contributing to the global supply of fish for years, with three of the four most productive marine ecosystems in the world near the continent. African countries' Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) contributed over 6 million metric tons of fish to the world's food supply, supporting food security and livelihood in the continent, while generating $15 billion to the African gross domestic product in 2011. Every sovereign state has an EEZ, an area of ocean adjacent to their shores in which they have special rights regarding the exploration and use of marine resources. | Industrial fleets from…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-27). Iran's Navy Harassed US Coast Guard In Persian Gulf Earlier This Month. eurasiareview.com The US Navy said Tuesday that Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy conducted itself in an "unsafe and unprofessional" manner after several of its vessels passed in a close range to two US Coast Guard ships earlier this month in the Persian Gulf. | According to the US Navy, on April 2, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) Harth 55, accompanied by three fast attack craft / fast inshore attack craft, approached U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats USCGC Wrangell and USCGC Monomoy while the US vessels were conducting routine maritime security patrols in the international waters of the southern A…

Edward Curtin (2021-04-27). Between Us. "That guy in the mask thinks I was conspiring to infect him" globalresearch.ca The road led up the hill between houses until it came …

Pip Hinman (2021-04-27). Bring Uncle Ken Canning home. greenleft.org.au Ken Canning, a much-loved fighter for the rights of First Nations people and all down-trodden, needs your help to return to Australia for medical treatment, writes Kerry Smith.

Pip Hinman (2021-04-27). Students say TAFE must be free. greenleft.org.au It seems that everybody's opinion about TAFE matters except that of us TAFE students, writes Wayne Barret.

Pip Hinman (2021-04-27). Climate Council: 'Too late to limit warming to 1.5 ∞C'. greenleft.org.au A decade of inaction means that the Paris Agreement goal of limiting warming to 1.5 ∞C will not be met, according to the Climate Council. Patrick McDonald reports.

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