2021-04-27: Social Media Postees

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US Role Behind the Defeat of Ecuador's Leftist Presidential Candidate
Roger Harris | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-27
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…
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Smash the anti-protest laws!
Editor | workers.org | 2021-04-27
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. . . . | Continue reading Smash the anti-protest laws! at Workers.org
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Reporting from Around the World, Reese Erlich Was a Beacon of Independent Journalism
Norman Solomon | zcomm.org | 2021-04-27
During five decades as a progressive journalist, Reese created and traveled an independent path while avoiding the comfortable ruts dug by corporate media…
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Some in Congress want Oversight of US funds used by Israel for War Crimes, but AIPAC says 'No'
Walter L. Hixson | juancole.com | 2021-04-27
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 …
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Some in Congress want Oversight of US funds used by Israel for War Crimes, but AIPAC says 'No'
Walter L. Hixson | juancole.com | 2021-04-27
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 …
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Dare to Make Peace with Iran
Cesar Chelala | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-27
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…
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How The United States Stole Democracy In Ecuador
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-04-27
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.
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How Syria Acted As A Regressive Force In The Lebanese Civil War — OpEd
Yanis Iqbal | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-27
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…
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Anti-imperialists extend solidarity to people of Donbass
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-04-27
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…
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How US government fronts shape media coverage of Myanmar upheaval, propagandize for Western intervention
Kit Klarenberg | thegrayzone.com | 2021-04-27
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. …
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'Bloody Clashes' in Apure Leave Several Casualties from Venezuelan Army & Colombian Narco-Terrorists
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-27
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…
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Headlines for April 27, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-04-27
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…
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Headlines for April 27, 2021
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-04-27
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…
www.democracynow.org/2021/4/27/headlines

Ivy League Secret Exposed: Classes Used Bones of Black Children Killed in 1985 MOVE Police Bombing
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-04-27
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…
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"A Warrant Is Not a License to Kill": Rev. William Barber Condemns Police "Execution" of Andrew Brown
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-04-27
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…
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Anti-Racist Movements in Brazil: Activist Series — Iêda Leal
Staff | dsausa.org | 2021-04-27
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…
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Canadian Doctor Defies Gag Order and Tells the Public How the Moderna COVID Injections Killed and Permanently Disabled Indigenous People in His Community
Dr. Charles Hoffe | globalresearch.ca | 2021-04-27
Charles Hoffe has been a medical doctor for 28 years in …
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RUNASUR, a new Latin American regional integration mechanism, created in Bolivia
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-04-27
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…
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America's "Testing Mess": The Healthcare System in COVID Testing and Vaccinations
Dr. Meryl Nass | globalresearch.ca | 2021-04-27
Let me start by explaining that an antigen test, performed by …
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Vaccination Priorities Delay Shots for Higher-Risk People of Color
Rubin R. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-04-27
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.
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The institutions of society
Noam Chomsky | zcomm.org | 2021-04-27
Interview on a variety of topics…
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Joe Biden, Recognition and the Armenian Genocide
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-04-27
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 …
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Rising Calls for Expulsion of US Military from Turkey
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-27
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…
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Rising Calls for Expulsion of US Military from Turkey
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-27
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…
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Joe Biden, Recognition And The Armenian Genocide — OpEd
Binoy Kampmark | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-27
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…
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Joe Biden, Recognition And The Armenian Genocide
Anonymous103 | southfront.org | 2021-04-27
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…
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Any Delay in Ensuring the Greatest Availability of Vaccines Worldwide Is Morally Wrong and Foolish
Joseph Stiglitz, Lori Wallach | commondreams.org | 2021-04-27
"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…
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Cuba reaffirms socialist revolutionary horizon
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-04-27
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.
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Comments on David North and Joseph Kishore's Letter
Permanent Revolution repost | indybay.org | 2021-04-27
Peter Ross explains why he believes the Socialist Equality Party slandered Shuvu Batta.
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Why the Embargo Against Cuba?
Jacob G. Hornberger | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-27
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…
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Medicare Raises Payment for Administering COVID-19 Vaccines
Rubin R. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-04-27
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently increased the Medicare payment rate for administering COVID-19 vaccines to approximately $40 per shot.
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Palestine, Armed Resistance, Jewish Voice for Peace and Zoom
Rima Najjar | globalresearch.ca | 2021-04-27
Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) has come a long way since …
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The Fight Against Vaccine Apartheid Goes Global
Yara M. Asi | thenation.com | 2021-04-27
The Fight Against Vaccine Apartheid Goes Global…
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No More Police Killings of Children!
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-27
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,…
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No More Police Killings Of Children! — OpEd
Dave Lindorff | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-27
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…
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No More Police Killings Of Children! — OpEd
Dave Lindorff | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-27
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…
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Focusing Purely on Injustices in China and Russia with a Cold War Mindset Damages Human Rights Everywhere
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-27
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…
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Focusing Purely on Injustices in China and Russia with a Cold War Mindset Damages Human Rights Everywhere
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-27
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…
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L.A. May Day Coalition plans march, rally, and car caravan
Special to People's World | peoplesworld.org | 2021-04-27
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 …
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A Better Solution to DACA
Rebecca Magallon | indybay.org | 2021-04-27
DACA is temporary relief for immigrant childhood arrivals to the United States, this articles calls for permanent solutions for DACA recipients.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/04/25/1884192…

Talk World Radio: Sam Perlo-Freeman on the Brutal Weapons Dealing by the UK
David Swanson | warisacrime.org | 2021-04-27
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 … Continue reading "Talk World Radio: Sam Perlo-Freeman on the Brutal Weapons Dealing by the UK"
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Lee Camp: The CIA Has Been Taking Over for Decades — Even Former Presidents Tried to Warn Us
Lee Camp | mintpressnews.com | 2021-04-27
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.
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Despite the horrors of COVID-19, global defense spending rises led by the US
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-04-27
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…
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NIH Launches Program to Investigate COVID-19 in Children
Rubin R. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-04-27
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.
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Coming "COVID Commission" Is a Gates-Led Cover-Up
Dr. Joseph Mercola | globalresearch.ca | 2021-04-27
A corporate-funded COVID Commission Planning Group is being set up to …
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Workers Struggles: The Americas
wsws.org | 2021-04-27
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/27/wkrs…

COVID dominates the news in Germany
Victor Grossman | peoplesworld.org | 2021-04-27
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 …
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Lacking oxygen, scores in India suffocate to death as COVID-19 infections reach record high
wsws.org | 2021-04-27
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/27/inco…

To Address Drug Affordability, Grab the Low-hanging Fruit
Mello MM, Riley T. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-04-27
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.
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As Union Government fails, Kerala shows how to combat pandemics and protect health of citizens
Prakash Karat | mronline.org | 2021-04-27
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…
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Turkey announces full lockdown following rapid COVID-19 spike
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-04-27
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…
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Despite the horrors of COVID-19, global defense spending rises led by the US
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-04-27
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/04/27/despite-t…

Beatings and Indignity: the Plight of an Afghan Refugee
Ahmad Soheil Ahmadi | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-27
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…
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Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee (UK) supports call for International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees
wsws.org | 2021-04-27
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/27/eduk…

Thousands of houseless Peruvians forced to live in temporary camps
Tanya Wadhwa | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-04-27
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 ‚Äã‚ÄãLomo de Corvina area, in the Villa El Salvador district, situated on the outskirts of the capital Lima.
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Reasons for Admissions to US Children's Hospitals During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Gill PJ, Mahant S, Hall M, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-04-27
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.
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How the Lima Group and Prosur were Weakened by the Pandemic
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-27
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…
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El Gobierno de Puerto Rico nunca hizo las pruebas que establecía el protocolo para el regreso a la escuela
Centro de Periodismo Investigativo | latinorebels.com | 2021-04-27
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.
latinorebels.com/2021/04/27/puertoricopr…

Another Australian capital city COVID outbreak highlights danger of global pandemic
wsws.org | 2021-04-27
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/27/lock…

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic Laboratories delivers during COVID-19
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-04-27
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 …
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China firmly supports India in fighting COVID-19: Chinese embassy
ecns.cn | 2021-04-27
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.
www.ecns.cn/news/2021-04-27/detail-ihaku…

Dublin Zoo reopens after COVID-19 lockdown eased
ecns.cn | 2021-04-27
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.
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Indian hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients
ecns.cn | 2021-04-27
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.
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U.S. 'vaccine apartheid' denounced amid inequitable access to COVID-19 vaccine
ecns.cn | 2021-04-27
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.
www.ecns.cn/news/2021-04-27/detail-ihaku…

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Should pregnant women be vaccinated for COVID-19?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-04-27
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 …
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The 2021 USPSTF Recommendation on Blood Pressure Screening
Abdalla M, Muntner P, Peterson ED. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-04-27
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…
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Reinfections of COVID-19 after natural infection or vaccination
wsws.org | 2021-04-27
Under conditions of a policy of reckless reopening, the danger of the virus mutating to escape vaccines remains a critical concern.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/27/vacc…

Imperialist countries create global vaccine apartheid, prolonging pandemic
Joshua Hanks | workers.org | 2021-04-27
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. . . . | Continue reading Imperialist countries create global vaccine apartheid, prolonging pandemic at Workers.org
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The Covid Vaccine: The Israeli People's Committee Report. Malfunctions, Failures and Damages
Israeli People's Committee | globalresearch.ca | 2021-04-27
"I was impressed frankly with the obsession of your prime minister, | …
globalresearch.ca/israeli-people-committ…

Millions of Americans are missing second dose of COVID-19 vaccine: U.S. media
ecns.cn | 2021-04-27
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.
www.ecns.cn/news/2021-04-27/detail-ihaku…

Leading US hospitals team up to promote COVID-19 vaccination
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-04-27
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 …
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Joint statement of Communist Parties: 'No to patents on vaccines!'
Editorial Team | challenge-magazine.org | 2021-04-27
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, www.solidnet.org | 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…
challenge-magazine.org/2021/04/27/joint-…

Pharmaceutical Industry Dispatches Army of Lobbyists to Block Generic COVID-19 Vaccines
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-27
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…
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The Main Obstacle in the Fight Against COVID: Inequality
Ariela Ruiz Caro | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-27
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.
counterpunch.org/2021/04/27/the-main-obs…

COVID-19 vaccine response blunted by common inflammatory bowel disease treatment
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-04-27
People who take a commonly-prescribed drug for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) should not assume they are protected after a first dose of vaccine.
imperial.ac.uk/news/220253/covid-19-vaccine-response-blunted-common-inflammatory

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

Reporting from Around the World, Reese Erlich Was a Beacon of Independent Journalism
Norman Solomon | indybay.org | 2021-04-27
He challenged "the basic assumptions of empire"
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/04/27/1884195…

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

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

The WEF's Great Reset: Euphemism for a WWIII Scenario?
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-04-27
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" …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/04/the-wefs-grea…

The WEF's Great Reset: Euphemism for a WWIII Scenario?
Peter Koenig | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-04-27
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" …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/04/the-wefs-grea…

A made-in-India shock doctrine, with a little help from Latin America
Sayandeb Chowdhury | mronline.org | 2021-04-27
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…
mronline.org/2021/04/27/a-made-in-india-…

The year of the pandemic
Michael Roberts | mronline.org | 2021-04-27
So maybe not just one year of the pandemic. | April 27, 2021 | Newswire…
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US CEO pay soars during pandemic
wsws.org | 2021-04-27
The gulf between the incomes of corporate executives and that of workers expanded dramatically over the course of 2020.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/27/pers…

PREVIEW: What to Look for In the First Quarter 2021 GDP Report
Karen Conner | cepr.net | 2021-04-27
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 …
cepr.net/preview-what-to-look-for-in-the…

Government Blockchain Association Releases 'Impact Of Cryptocurrency Adoption On Government' Report
Eurasia Review | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-27
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…
eurasiareview.com/27042021-government-bl…

Biden's Recovery: How's The Hopey-Changey Thing Working Our For You? — OpEd
Dean Baker | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-27
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…
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The Globalization of War & The Globalization of Poverty: Two Important Titles by Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research | globalresearch.ca | 2021-04-27
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 | Buy …
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The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2021-04-27
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.
globalresearch.ca/the-2020-worldwide-cor…

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

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

SEP National Secretary Kishore spreads lies about an Amazon worker & former party member
repost | indybay.org | 2021-04-27
An Amazon worker who was a member of the SEP talks about their position opposing unionization and attacking democracy…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/04/23/1884188…

What Next for Amazon Workers?
Nelson Lichtenstein | thenation.com | 2021-04-27
What Next for Amazon Workers?
thenation.com/article/society/amazon-wor…

No, Kerry didn't Leak Israeli strikes to Zarif; but Trump did leak Israeli Intel to Russia
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-04-27
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 …
juancole.com/2021/04/israeli-strikes-rus…

Vienna shadow play hangs over Iran nuke deal
Pepe Escobar | thealtworld.com | 2021-04-27
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…
thealtworld.com/pepe_escobar/vienna-shad…

America's Hi-Tech War on China. The Strategic Semiconductors Supply Chain
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2021-04-27
US policymakers aim to marginalize, weaken, contain, and isolate China and …
globalresearch.ca/us-tech-war-china/5743…

The ruling class is murdering you: Roger Waters on shouting from the rooftops
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-04-27
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/04/27/the-rulin…

The Day The World Ended
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2021-04-27
Going Rogue With Caitlin Johnstone ∑ The Day The World Ended | 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…
thealtworld.com/caitlin_johnston/the-day…

Gunda:My Porcinus Teacher
Randy Shields | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-04-27
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/04/gundamy-porci…

Out-of-Network Laboratory Test Spending, Utilization, and Prices in the US
Song Z, Lillehaugen T, Wallace J. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-04-27
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.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Up to 130 asylum seekers drown in the EU's Mediterranean graveyard
wsws.org | 2021-04-27
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/27/medi…

'The envelope please': Darnella Frazier deserved an Academy Award
Ed Rampell | peoplesworld.org | 2021-04-27
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/the-envelope-pl…

Americans Minds are Artificially Intelligent
John Stanton | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-27
counterpunch.org/2021/04/27/americans-mi…

Rapprochement Iran-Arabie saoudite: Qu'en est-il de la position des USA?
Elijah Magnier | thealtworld.com | 2021-04-27
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.
thealtworld.com/elijah_magnier/rapproche…

The People's Party has officially registered in Oregon!
EMMA | peoplesparty.org | 2021-04-27
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…
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Bill Lueders | progressive.org | 2021-04-27
Dan Kovalik's new book's broad-brush indictment of the left falls short.
progressive.org/dispatches/cancel-this-c…

How France continues to dominate its former Colonies in Africa
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-04-27
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…
mronline.org/2021/04/27/how-france-conti…

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

Why Are We Vaccinating People on the Brink of Death?
Luke Yamaguchi | globalresearch.ca | 2021-04-27
In mid-January 2021, Bloomberg published an article titled Norway Warns of …
globalresearch.ca/why-vaccinating-people…

Illinois State University graduate students vote "yes" to strike, union delays until fall
wsws.org | 2021-04-27
Almost immediately after the results of the vote were announced the Graduate Workers Union called for delaying the strike until the fall semester.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/27/isu-…

Montreal dockers face looming threat of Trudeau back-to-work law on second day of strike
wsws.org | 2021-04-27
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/27/trud…

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

Texas teachers campaign against Republicans' school charter bill
PAI | peoplesworld.org | 2021-04-27
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/texas-teachers-…

Ankara's fourth war front: Turkish soldiers killed in new Iraq offensive
Rick Rozoff | antibellum679354512.wordpress.com | 2021-04-27
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 …
antibellum679354512.wordpress.com/2021/0…

Port workers in Montreal strike over pressure tactics by employers
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-04-27
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…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/04/27/port-work…

Cheap Theatrics on Facebook from Congress
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2021-04-27
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 …
cepr.net/cheap-theatrics-on-facebook-fro…

Timing of Apure Clashes & Cota 905 Incidents Not a Coincidence: CIA's Simonovis Reveals the Plan (Video)
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-27
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…
orinocotribune.com/apure-clashes-and-cot…

Unfreedom Day in South Africa
Pan Africanism Today Secretariat | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-04-27
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."
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/04/27/unfreedom…

Mammals face an uncertain future as global temperatures rise
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-04-27
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 …
juancole.com/2021/04/mammals-uncertain-t…

OPINION: We Can't Talk About Adam Toledo Without Talking About 7th Grade
Ray Salazar | latinorebels.com | 2021-04-27
I want to talk about what it means to be a 7th grader. Adam Toledo attended 7th grade.
latinorebels.com/2021/04/27/adamtoledo7t…

On Workers Memorial Day, honor those lost with a PRO Act win
Berry Craig | peoplesworld.org | 2021-04-27
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 …
peoplesworld.org/article/on-workers-memo…

French retired army generals threaten a coup d'état
wsws.org | 2021-04-27
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/27/fran…

El Comando Sur se va a la guerra: Perfume de mujer en la coordinación sudamericana
Jorge Elbaum | globalizacion.ca | 2021-04-27
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…
globalizacion.ca/el-comando-sur-se-va-la…

El sector privado en Venezuela
Pasqualina Curcio | globalizacion.ca | 2021-04-27
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…
globalizacion.ca/el-sector-privado-en-ve…

Ecuadorian Election: US Secures Another Neoliberal Champion Without Intervening (Overtly)
Roger D. Harris | mintpressnews.com | 2021-04-27
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.
mintpressnews.com/ecuador-election-us-se…

Becoming a Mother and Gaining Perspective
Rissman L. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-04-27
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.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Pasaportes biológicos: Distopía en ciernes
Daniel Espinosa Winder | globalizacion.ca | 2021-04-27
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…
globalizacion.ca/pasaportes-biologicos-d…

Park name change press conference held in Milwaukee: 'Honor a freedom fighter, not a fascist!'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-04-27
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…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/4/26/park-nam…

Georgia Muslim Voter Project: Nonprofit that provides refreshments to voters in line joins suit against new suppression law
Esther Schrader | splcenter.org | 2021-04-27
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Waiting for the Cyber-Apocalypse
Andy Kroll | tomdispatch.com | 2021-04-27
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…
tomdispatch.com/waiting-for-the-cyber-ap…

Chauvin trial 'felt like something because I'm used to so much nothing'
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-04-27
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.
therealnews.com/chauvin-trial-felt-like-…

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

Venezuela — Doscientos años de Carabobo
Luis Britto García | globalizacion.ca | 2021-04-27
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…
globalizacion.ca/venezuela-doscientos-an…

Biden's Recovery: How's the Hopey-Changey Thing Working Our for You?
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-27
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…
counterpunch.org/2021/04/27/bidens-recov…

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

Austrian government approves comprehensive reopening of businesses
wsws.org | 2021-04-27
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/27/aust…

@HoodCommunist Twitter ban shows why offline organizing is so important
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-04-27
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.
therealnews.com/hoodcommunist-twitter-ba…

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

Schools reopen in France and Italy amid continuing spread of coronavirus
wsws.org | 2021-04-27
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/27/ecol…

N-of-1 Trial Finds No Effect of Statins on Muscle Symptoms
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-04-27
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.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

More Members of CHC Support Follow-Up Investigation of 2019 Sexual Harassment Report
Pablo Manríquez | latinorebels.com | 2021-04-27
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).
latinorebels.com/2021/04/27/chcsupportfo…

Marketing, Elections and Anti-Chavismo Unity: PUSCI is Born
Staff | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-27
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-…
orinocotribune.com/marketing-elections-a…

Chad in turmoil after president's death: Who was Idriss Déby?
Sameena Rahman | liberationnews.org | 2021-04-27
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.
liberationnews.org/chad-in-turmoil-after…

Ramsey Clark: el disidente imprescindible en el centro del poder de EE. UU
| workers.org | 2021-04-27
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 . . . | Continue reading Ramsey Clark: el disidente imprescindible en el centro del poder de EE. UU. at Workers.org
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Gabriel García Márquez and Magical Internationalism
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-27
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…
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Gunda: My Porcinus Teacher
Randy Shields | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-04-27
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 …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/04/gundamy-porci…

Bangladeshi police gun down six construction workers
wsws.org | 2021-04-27
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given police a free hand to suppress workers struggles and her political opponents.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/27/bang…

The Future of Water in the American Southwest
Frederick Clayton | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-27
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.
counterpunch.org/2021/04/27/the-southwes…

Struggle for the future of food
Jomo Kwame Sundaram | mronline.org | 2021-04-27
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…
mronline.org/2021/04/27/struggle-for-the…

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

'People's Earth Day' rally in San Francisco highlights local history of environmental racism
Nancy Robles | liberationnews.org | 2021-04-27
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.
liberationnews.org/peoples-earth-day-ral…

Mexico Should Reject Excessive Powers From Foreign Investors
Manuel Pérez-Rocha | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-27
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…
counterpunch.org/2021/04/27/mexico-shoul…

'It is a Nakba': Campaign to Save Sheikh Jarrah Builds Momentum as Forced Displacement Looms
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-27
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
orinocotribune.com/it-is-a-nakba-campaig…

U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Could Bring Iran Opportunities, Threats
Golnaz Esfandiari | juancole.com | 2021-04-27
( 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 …
juancole.com/2021/04/withdrawal-afghanis…

Striking Volvo workers in Virginia dig in for long battle as truck manufacturer announces Q1 profits
wsws.org | 2021-04-27
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/27/volv…

San Diego protest calls to end barrio warfare
Anzy Adams | liberationnews.org | 2021-04-27
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.
liberationnews.org/san-diego-protest-cal…

Low-Income African American Women With Hypertension and Depression
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-04-27
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.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Incorrect Values in Text and Table 4
jamanetwork.com | 2021-04-27
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…
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Up to 130 asylum seekers drown in the EU's Mediterranean graveyard
wsws.org | 2021-04-27
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/27/medi…

How France continues to dominate its former Colonies in Africa
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-04-27
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…
mronline.org/2021/04/27/how-france-conti…

Governments spend trillions on weapons, claim there is no money for health care
wsws.org | 2021-04-27
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/27/sipi…

Beijing reacts to mounting US belligerence with nationalist boycott campaign
wsws.org | 2021-04-27
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/27/chin…

Relugolix Combination Therapy for Uterine Fibroids
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-04-27
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.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Your Honor: Justice in a Time of Collapse
Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin | globalresearch.ca | 2021-04-27
A well-meaning New Orleans judge, Michael Desiato, finds himself in a …
globalresearch.ca/your-honor-justice-tim…

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

Trial of Turkish opposition leaders postponed till May 3
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-04-27
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.
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/04/27/trial-of-…

More deaths of people waiting for essential disability services in Australia
wsws.org | 2021-04-27
The National Disability Insurance Scheme continues to claim victims by not providing basic equipment and adequate services.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/27/ndis…

Patient Information: Screening for Hypertension in Adults
Jin J. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-04-27
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).
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

Climate scientists: concept of net zero is a dangerous trap
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-04-27
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…
mronline.org/2021/04/27/climate-scientis…

Today, Defense of The Revolution Rests with the Media
Steve Lalla | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-27
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 conference held on Thursday, April 22, commemorating the 60-year anniversary of the Bay of Pigs–Playa Girón to the Spanish-speaking world. Comandante Dreke, now retired at age 84, spoke alongside author, historian, and journalist Tariq Ali; Cuba's Ambassador to th…
orinocotribune.com/today-defense-of-the-…

México — Diplomacia que sirve
Maximiliano Reyes Zúñiga | globalizacion.ca | 2021-04-27
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…
globalizacion.ca/mexico-diplomacia-que-s…

Graduate students at New York University go on strike
wsws.org | 2021-04-27
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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/27/nyug…

Idaho's Wolf Slaughter Bill Stampedes Toward a Vote
Adam Bronstein | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-27
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…
counterpunch.org/2021/04/27/idahos-wolf-…

Tomgram: John Feffer, America Hacks Itself
Tom Engelhardt | warisacrime.org | 2021-04-27
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 … Continue reading "Tomgram: John Feffer, America Hacks Itself"
warisacrime.org/2021/04/27/tomgram-john-…

Australian government vetoes Victoria-China agreements
Editorial Team | challenge-magazine.org | 2021-04-27
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…
challenge-magazine.org/2021/04/27/austra…

Blockade disrupts production of medicine for Cuba's national health system
Staff | en.cubadebate.cu | 2021-04-27
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.
en.cubadebate.cu/news/2021/04/27/blockad…

Full implementation of JCPOA, interest of all parties: Raab
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-04-27
TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) — British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that full implementation of Iran's nuclear deal, aka JCPOA, is in the interest of all involved parties.
en.mehrnews.com/news/172702/Full-impleme…

Zarif leaves for Erbil to meet Kurdistan region's officials
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-04-27
TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Baghdad for Erbil to meet with Iraqi Kurdistan region's official.
en.mehrnews.com/news/172692/Zarif-leaves…

Sabotage to have no effect on Iran's nuclear calculations: FP
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-04-27
TEHRAN, Apr. 28(MNA) — An American-based periodical 'Foreign Policy' in an editorial wrote that Zionist regime's sabotage on Natanz Nuclear Enrichment Site as well as sanctions imposed by the United States against Iran did not work.
en.mehrnews.com/news/172700/Sabotage-to-…

Zarif meets with patriarch of Chaldean Catholic Church
Kamal Iranidoost | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-04-27
TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) — On the second day of his Iraq visit, Foreign Minister Zarif held a meeting with Patriarch of Chaldean Catholic Church Louis Sako in Iraq.
en.mehrnews.com/news/172687/Zarif-meets-…

JCPOA talks on right track but there are challenges ahead
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-04-27
TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) — Stating on details of today's Joint Commission meeting of JCPOA, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs said that JCPOA talks in Vienna are on right track but there are difficulties and challenges facing ahead.
en.mehrnews.com/news/172705/JCPOA-talks-…

Aliyev calls borders with Iran "Border Of Friendship"
Kamal Iranidoost | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-04-27
TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) — The President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has described his country's shared borders with the Islamic Republic of Iran as "Border Of Friendship".
en.mehrnews.com/news/172691/Aliyev-calls…

US army logistic convoy targeted in W Iraq, Al-Anbar province
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-04-27
TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) — In the latest attack on US troops in Iraq, Iraqi sources reported that another US military logistics convoy was targeted in Al-Anbar province, west part of Iraq.
en.mehrnews.com/news/172706/US-army-logi…

Reports of CIA chief meeting with Shamkhani rejected
Kamal Iranidoost | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-04-27
TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) — A source in Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) has rejected as lies a previously reported meeting between SNSC secretary Shmakhani and CIA chief in Iraq.
en.mehrnews.com/news/172704/Reports-of-C…

Zarif-Barzani stress not allowing anti-Iranian actions in KRG
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-04-27
TEHRAN, Apr. 28 (MNA) — During the meeting between Iranian Foreign Minister and Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister, the two sides stressed the need for stability in Iraq and not-allowing anti-Iranian actions in Iraqi Kurdistan region.
en.mehrnews.com/news/172703/Zarif-Barzan…

Ulyanov names Iran-Russia-China meeting fruitful
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-04-27
TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov named the meeting of Iranian, Chinese and Russian delegations on JCPOA as fruitful.
en.mehrnews.com/news/172693/Ulyanov-name…

War in Ma'rib to end only when foreigners leave
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-04-27
TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) — Mohammed al-Houthi, the head of the Houthi Supreme Revolutionary Committee underlined that the war in Ma'rib will end only when foreigners withdraw their forces.
en.mehrnews.com/news/172668/War-in-Ma-ri…

Senior officials of Iraqi Kurdistan recieve Zarif
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-04-27
TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) — Iranian FM Zarif arrived in Erbil on Tue. evening and was received by the high-ranking officials of the Iraqi Kurdistan.
en.mehrnews.com/news/172697/Senior-offic…

JCPOA Joint Commission meeting kicks off in Vienna
Kamal Iranidoost | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-04-27
TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) — The meeting of the Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and P 4+1 started in Grand Hotel in the Austrian capital of Vienna minutes ago.
en.mehrnews.com/news/172694/JCPOA-Joint-…

Ukraine expels Russian diplomat
Staff | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-04-27
TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) — In a tit-for-tat move on Tuesday, Ukraine expelled the Russian consul general in Odessa.
en.mehrnews.com/news/172695/Ukraine-expe…

Crisis capitalista y control social: øQué hay detrás de la 'Nueva Guerra Fría'?
William I. Robinson | globalizacion.ca | 2021-04-27
La decisión del presidente norteamericano Joe Biden el pasado 15 de abril de expulsar a 10 diplomáticos del Kremlin y de imponer nuevas sanciones contra Rusia por su alegada injerencia en las elecciones presidenciales estadounidenses de 2020 — y a…
globalizacion.ca/crisis-capitalista-y-co…

Bimekizumab Offers Rapid and Durable Psoriasis Treatment
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-04-27
Bimekizumab was highly effective for treating patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in 2 phase 3 trials published in The Lancet. Bimekizumab is a novel, subcutaneously injected monoclonal IgG1 antibody that selectively inhibits interleukin 17F (IL-17F) in addition to IL-17A.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticl…

All that Sending a Flotilla Bristling with Weapons into the South China Sea Can Do Is Escalate Global Tensions
Chris Nineham | globalresearch.ca | 2021-04-27
No one can say that the BBC takes its role as …
globalresearch.ca/sending-flotilla-brist…

Police Violence: The Standards Are Topsy-Turvy
Thomas L. Knapp | zcomm.org | 2021-04-27
In what universe should cops be considered less responsible for their actions than the rest of us?>…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/police-violence-th…

Media Evasions on Racism and the Role of Derek Chauvin
Jeff Cohen | zcomm.org | 2021-04-27
Chauvin has played a useful role for corporate media — a rare villain who could be identified and named, a symbol of deadly racism…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/media-evasions-on-…

Key to Strategy #1: Know Your Enemy
Max Elbaum | zcomm.org | 2021-04-27
The outcome of electoral battle will determine whether the country descends into dictatorship or takes a path toward multiracial democracy and economic transformation…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/key-to-strategy-1-…

San Diego protest calls to end barrio warfare
Anzy Adams | zcomm.org | 2021-04-27
"We are trying to create a space for people to voice their opinion, and make them understand that we will take on their demands."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/san-diego-protest-…

When Women Become Allies to Save Watersheds and Wildlife
Barbara Williams | zcomm.org | 2021-04-27
Young activists, fed up with ineffectual political policy, are using their bodies and agency to say…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/when-women-become-…

Caustic Soda Market to grow at 3.6% CAGR from 2020 to 2026
robert serry | indybay.org | 2021-04-27
Global Market Insights, Inc., estimates that the caustic soda market could attain a valuation of USD 32.06 billion by the year 2026.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/04/27/1884194…

Saturday 5/15: 20th Annual Palestinian Cultural Day
Palestinian Heritage Committee | indybay.org | 2021-04-27
Santa Clara County Government Center | 70 West Hedding Street | San José, CA 95110…
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Cosmetic Oil Market to grow at over 4.5% CAGR between 2020 and 2026
Pradip Shitole | indybay.org | 2021-04-27
Global cosmetic oil market share is moderately fragmented with major players includes DEOLEO, Unilever, Bajaj Corp Ltd., DoTerra, Bio Landes, and Marico.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/04/27/1884194…

California Tribal Members and Fishermen Call on Newsom to Provide Water for Salmon
Save California Salmon | indybay.org | 2021-04-27
State of the Salmon address planned for April 28th, Day of Action May 4th | Sacramento, California – California Tribes, fishermen, and environmental groups are calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to direct state agencies to take action to stop fish kills of California salmon runs that are nearing extinction and to protect water quality. Salmon and good water quality are key to the health of California's Native people, economy and drinking water supplies. Without immediate action to scale down agricultural water deliveries and protect rivers and reservoir's water supplies the State will be complicit in causing fish k…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/04/27/1884195…

Saturday 5/1: 46 Years After the End of the Vietnam War: A Conversation About Empathy & Healing
Oakland Asian Cultural Center | indybay.org | 2021-04-27
Zoom…
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Spirited SF Protest at KQED/NPR for Showing "Philly DA" That Censors Mumia…..Again
Jack Heyman, Labor Action Committee | indybay.org | 2021-04-27
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".
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/04/23/1884188…

Tuesday 4/27: Sharat G. Lin: Power, Social Movements, and Human Rights in the Middle East
San José City College | indybay.org | 2021-04-27
Join Zoom meeting: | cccconfer.zoom.us/j/93402090982 | Meeting ID: 934 0209 0982 | Dial in: +1 669 900 6833…
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A Year Later: The Black Lives Matter Movement in Sonoma County 2020
Anferny Jimauri Moore | indybay.org | 2021-04-27
BLM has become a "tool" social activist, the local government and political representatives sought to use the momentum of POC and the community to capitalize and align themselves with accountability, instead of the go-to white supremacy.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/04/27/1884195…

One Fair Wage on the White House Issuing New Executive Orders Requiring Federal Contractors Pay Workers a $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage
commondreams.org | 2021-04-27
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President Biden: Stop Deportations Now, End Title 42!
commondreams.org | 2021-04-27
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ASBC Applauds House Ways and Means Chair Neal's "Building an Economy for Families Act"
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Florida's Extreme 'Preemption' Bills Target Clean Energy Transition
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