2021-04-28: News Headlines

_____ (2021-04-28). US Role Behind The Defeat Of Ecuador's Leftist Presidential Candidate. popularresistance.org 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 America. | Former President Correa left of…

Roger Harris (2021-04-28). U.S. role behind the defeat of Ecuador's Leftist presidential candidate. mronline.org The U.S. 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. | April 28, 2021 | Newswire…

Roger Harris (2021-04-28). US Role Behind the Defeat of Ecuador's Leftist Presidential Candidate. counterpunch.org 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

Roger Harris (2021-04-28). US Role Behind the Defeat of Ecuador's Leftist Presidential Candidate. counterpunch.org 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

Richard C. Gross (2021-04-28). Republicans Nationwide are Thwarting Democracy. counterpunch.org Republicans, inspired by Donald Trump's repeated lies of a "rigged" and fraudulent presidential election, boldly are passing and proposing laws that would rig elections in their favor, tarnishing democracy. In another vein, they have gone so far in Florida and Oklahoma as to pass legislation openly aimed at leftist demonstrators that would grant immunity from

Staff (2021-04-28). Jeremy Scahill: Joe Biden's Foreign Policy Record Shows Evolution of U.S. Empire Since Vietnam War. democracynow.org An investigation into President Joe Biden's foreign policy record reveals "the history of the evolution of the American empire, from the Vietnam War to the present," says Jeremy Scahill, award-winning journalist and co-founder of The Intercept, which recently published a project titled "Empire Politician" that examines Biden's stances on war and militarism. Scahill says Joe Biden is the first president in decades to come to the White House after spending significant time in Congress, but it's not clear whether that will push him toward greater restraint in matters of war and peace. "Biden has spent his entire lif…

Staff (2021-04-28). "Empire Politician": Joe Biden's Half-Century Record on Foreign Policy, War, Militarism & the CIA. democracynow.org As President Joe Biden nears his 100th day in the White House, we look at his foreign policy record, both as president and over the past five decades. A new project created by Jeremy Scahill, award-winning journalist and senior correspondent at The Intercept, examines Biden's stances on war, militarism and the CIA going back to the early 1970s, when he was first elected as a senator in Delaware. We air a video discussing the project, titled "Empire Politician," featuring Scahill.

teleSUR (2021-04-28). Albanian Socialist Party Rejoices Over Electoral Victory. telesurenglish.net The Central Election Commission (CEC), which was supposed to have concluded counting the votes at 19: 00 local time on Tuesday, reported that with 98 percent of ballots counted, the PSS had won 49 percent, an incontestable result that guarantees 74 of 140 seats in the national Parliament, meaning Rama can establish a government by himself. | RELATED: | On Tuesday evening, Rama called on his supporters and advocate…

WSWS (2021-04-28). Workers and youth in Britain on why they are attending the International Online May Day Rally. wsws.org Workers and young people in Britain spoke to the World Socialist Web S ite about why they are attending the International Online May Day Rally being held by the International Committee of the Fourth International on Saturday May 1.

WSWS (2021-04-28). Workers and youth in Britain on why they are attending the International Online May Day Rally. wsws.org Workers and young people in Britain spoke to the World Socialist Web Site about why they are attending the International Online May Day Rally being held by the International Committee of the Fourth International on Saturday May 1.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Putin pledges medical aid to India in phone call with Modi. ecns.cn Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday held a phone conversation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, pledging to offer emergency medical assistance to pandemic-battered India.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China expected to see 8.1% GDP growth in 2021. ecns.cn As the ongoing pandemic-related restrictions in many regions of the world will continually fuel demand for consumer goods, China's merchandise exports are expected to outperform imports in 2021.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Athletes to receive daily COVID-19 tests during Tokyo Games. ecns.cn Athletes and all those in close contact with them will be tested every day during the Tokyo Olympic Games, organizers announced here on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). India accounts for 38 pct of global COVID-19 case growth last week: WHO. ecns.cn As the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has been on the increase for the ninth consecutive week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that India alone accounted for 38 percent of all infections.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Chinese mainland reports 20 new COVID-19 cases, all imported. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 20 new COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China strengthens solidarity with its neighbors in fight against COVID-19. ecns.cn Foreign ministers from China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh held a meeting on coping with COVID-19 on Tuesday via video link.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Decision on China jabs due soon. ecns.cn The World Health Organization will soon decide whether to give emergency approval for China's two main COVID-19 vaccines, WHO Assistant Director-General Mariangela Batista Galvao Simao has said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). BioNTech CEO 'confident' vaccine will work against COVID variant found in India. ecns.cn BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin on Wednesday expressed his confidence in the effectiveness of the vaccine jointly developed by his company and the U.S. pharmaceutical firm Pfizer against the new coronavirus variant first found in India.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). U.S. CDC study shows mRNA COVID-19 vaccines reduce hospitalizations among older adults. ecns.cn The two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use in the United States, developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, protect against COVID-19-related hospitalization among adults 65 years and older.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). U.S. bill targeting anti-Asian hate crimes could be an empty promise. ecns.cn A bill targeting anti-Asian hate crimes is on the way. Will it be a cure or an empty promise? Only time will tell.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Apollo astronaut Michael Collins dies at 90. ecns.cn American astronaut Michael Collins, one of the three members of the successful Apollo 11 mission to the moon in 1969, died Wednesday at 90.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China launches space station core module 'Tianhe'. ecns.cn The space station will be a T shape with the core module at the center and a lab capsule on each side. Each module will be over 20 tonnes.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China vows to promote Sino-German relations to higher level. ecns.cn Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday that China stands ready to work with Germany to keep the overall direction of bilateral relations featuring dialogue and cooperation and promote Sino-German relationship to a higher level.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Heavy floods forecast in major river basins. ecns.cn China is expected to experience heavy flooding in some of its major river basins during flood season as this year's climate conditions are worse than normal, the China Meteorological Administration said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China adopts law on preventing food waste. ecns.cn Chinese lawmakers on Thursday voted to adopt an anti-food-waste law at a session of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Biden to address U.S. Congress on eve of his 100th day in office. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden is ready to make his first joint address to Congress on Wednesday night, on the eve of his 100th day in office.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). World's largest consumer electronics show set to return to Las Vegas next year. ecns.cn The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world's most influential and largest annual technology event, will return to U.S. city of Las Vegas in 2022, the organizers announced Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Xi shines light on CPC's commitments, spirit through Party history stories. ecns.cn In his recent remarks during an inspection trip, Chinese President Xi Jinping reiterated strengthening belief via the learning of the history of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Chinese envoy calls for political settlement of Syria crisis. ecns.cn A Chinese envoy on Wednesday called for efforts to promote the political settlement of the Syria crisis and alleviate the suffering of Syrian people.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China to launch space station core module. ecns.cn China plans to launch the core module of its space station at around 11: 00 a.m. Thursday, according to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA).

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Chinese actress investigated for tax, pay violations. ecns.cn China's taxation and broadcasting watchdogs said Wednesday that they are investigating allegations against Chinese actress Zheng Shuang concerning tax evasion, sky-high remuneration and contract fraud.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Survey finds yuan's global rise unstoppable. ecns.cn The renminbi strengthened its position as a global settlement currency last year, with a growing number of overseas financial institutions willing to increase their Chinese currency denominated assets, a new survey found.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Biden to unveil 1.8-trln-USD spending plan on childcare, education. ecns.cn U.S. President Joe Biden is set to unveil a 1.8-trillion-U.S.-dollar spending plan focusing on childcare and education later Wednesday, just a few weeks after proposing a 2-trillion-dollar infrastructure plan.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Project aims to improve safety of reservoir dams. ecns.cn The central government plans to carry out risk assessment and reinforcement projects on its reservoirs to increase flood protection.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). 2 killed, 16 injured in south China kindergarten stabbing. ecns.cn Two people were killed and 16 others injured in a knife-stabbing incident in Beiliu City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on Wednesday afternoon, local authorities said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China's anti-graft chief stresses promoting high-quality disciplinary inspection. ecns.cn China's top anti-graft official Wednesday stressed promoting high-quality disciplinary inspection with full coverage.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China launches space station core module Tianhe. ecns.cn China on Thursday sent into space the core module of its space station, kicking off a series of key launch missions that aim to complete the construction of the station by the end of next year.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). China, EU ties poised for growth. ecns.cn But the EU should also improve the investment environment for foreign investors by easing curbs and providing national treatment to investors from other countries, said a survey report published by the institute.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Sri Lanka, China vow to enhance pragmatic cooperation in all sectors. ecns.cn Sri Lanka and China vowed here Wednesday to enhance pragmatic cooperation in all sectors between the two countries including the military.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Philippines receives additional batch of China's Sinovac vaccines. ecns.cn The Philippines received an additional batch of the Sinovac CoronaVac vaccine from China on Thursday morning, allowing the Southeast Asian country to continue its vaccination drive.

WSWS (2021-04-28). Trade unions, Podemos and CaixaBank collaborate to cut 8,000 jobs. wsws.org Spain's largest domestic retail bank, CaixaBank, is working closely with the trade unions, CCOO and UGT, and the Socialist Party (PSOE)-Podemos government to axe 8,291 jobs. This would be the largest ever staff reduction in the Spanish banking sector.

Howie Hawkins (2021-04-28). Biden's Climate Plan: It's Too Late for Gradualism. counterpunch.org The climate emergency demands a radical and rapid decarbonization of the economy with numerical goals and timetables to transform all productive sectors, not only power production (27% of carbon emissions), but also transportation (28%), manufacturing (22%), buildings (12%), and agriculture (10%). That emergency transformation can only be met by an ecosocialist approach using public enterprise and planning.

Stansfield Smith (2021-04-28). World police: Washington seeks to imprison foreign businesspeople for violating illegal US sanctions. thegrayzone.com In violation of international law, the US is seeking to extradite and imprison foreign businesspeople for circumventing its unilateral sanctions. Washington's targets include Venezuelan national Alex Saab, North Korean Mun Chol Myong, and Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. The United States uses economic sanctions as a weapon against states which choose a development path independent of US global domination. Sanctions can take the form of blocking a nation's financial and trade transactions, not allowing financial institutions to process them. The …

Stansfield Smith (2021-04-28). World police: Washington seeks to imprison foreign businesspeople for violating illegal US sanctions. thegrayzone.com In violation of international law, the US is seeking to extradite and imprison foreign businesspeople for circumventing its unilateral sanctions. Washington's targets include Venezuelan national Alex Saab, North Korean Mun Chol Myong, and Chinese Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. The United States uses economic sanctions as a weapon against states that choose a development path independent of US global domination. Sanctions can take the form of blocking a nation's financial and trade transactions, not allowing financial institutions to process them. The …

Staff (2021-04-28). Jeremy Scahill Discusses Biden's "War Against Whistleblowers" truthout.org We continue our conversation with The Intercept's Jeremy Scahill, who just published a groundbreaking new project on Joe Biden's decades-long foreign policy record. Scahill says that during his years in the U.S. Senate, Biden "almost never meets a war he doesn't support," becoming one of the most hawkish figures in Washington in the 1990s and 2000s. Scahill also discusses Biden's "war against whistleblowers," from Daniel Ellsberg to Edward Snowden. | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not b…

Staff (2021-04-28). Jeremy Scahill on Biden's "War Against Whistleblowers," from Daniel Ellsberg to Edward Snowden. democracynow.org We continue our conversation with The Intercept's Jeremy Scahill, who just published a groundbreaking new project on Joe Biden's decades-long foreign policy record. Scahill says that during his years in the U.S. Senate, Biden "almost never meets a war he doesn't support," becoming one of the most hawkish figures in Washington in the 1990s and 2000s. Scahill also discusses Biden's "war against whistleblowers," from Daniel Ellsberg to Edward Snowden.

Karl Grossman (2021-04-28). The Russia/China Space Weaponization Treaty. counterpunch.org "Let's be clear: Deploying weapons in space crosses a threshold that cannot be walked back," stated retired U.S. Army Colonel John Fairlamb in a piece in the The Hill, the Washington, D.C. news website. Fairlamb knows the weaponization of space issue. His background includes being International Affairs Specialist for the Army Space and Missile Defense

Vijay Prashad (2021-04-28). Waiting for Catastrophes While Living Under the Specter of Pandemic and War. thenation.com Waiting for Catastrophes While Living Under the Specter of Pandemic and War…

Birrion Sondahl (2021-04-28). Lessons from the Haymarket Affair. realprogressives.org May Day is celebrated internationally as a worker's holiday. The origin of this celebration came through the fight for the 8-hour workday. One of the greatest battles in this struggle was seen in the violent oppression of striking workers at the Haymarket Square in Chicago in 1886. A brief look at the history of the Haymarket Affair helps illustrate the class struggle that continues today. | May 1, 1886 was the start of a general strike with the demand of reduction of the workday from 10 hours to 8 hours. The Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions declared in 1884 that "…eight hours shall constitute…

Bhabani Shankar Nayak* (2021-04-28). Modi Led Hindutva Pandemic In India — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Indians struggle to find place and time to bury their dead due to the devastating effects of the second wave of COVID 19 in India. The crematoriums in the capital cities are overflowing with dead bodies. People are dying without oxygen and basic medical support. The cities like Delhi and Mumbai are struggling to cope with the rising number of infections and COVID-19 led deaths. The deaths and destitutions are products of a defunct BJP government led by Mr Narendra Modi. | The door-to-door Polio vaccination led to the complete elimination of wild polioviruses (WPVs) and India has become a Polio free country in…

WSWS (2021-04-28). US Supreme Court makes it easier to sentence minors to life in prison. wsws.org A 6-3 decision by the conservative majority gives judges more power to sentence juveniles to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

News Spread (2021-04-28). Vegan And Other Nonviolence News. indybay.org Smithfield pollution, chicken rights, Supreme Court and other news…

Andrew Cohen (2021-04-28). Supreme Court: Let's Make It Easier for Judges to Send Teenagers to Die in Prison. commondreams.org "[Supreme Court case] Jones will result in countless more young people being condemned to die in prison no matter how rehabilitated they may become." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

The Canary (2021-04-28). Mass legal action against Google would 'open the floodgates', Supreme Court told. thecanary.co A billion-pound legal action against Google over claims it secretly tracked millions of iPhone users' internet activity would "open the floodgates" to mass data protection claims if it's allowed to go ahead, the Supreme Court has heard. | Open the floodgates: | Former Which? director Richard Lloyd, supported by campaign group Google You Owe Us, wants to bring a "representative action" against the US-based tech giant on behalf of around 4.4 million people in England and Wales. | He claims Google "illegally misused the data of millions of iPhone users" through the "clandestine tracking and collation" of inf…

teleSUR (2021-04-28). Venezuela's Education Minister Aristobulo Isturiz Died At 74. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Education Minister Aristobulo Isturiz on Tuesday night passed away at 74 after an open-heart surgery. | RELATED: | Vice President Delcy Rodriguez spread the news of the death of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) leader on social networks. | "We mourn the death of our professor, fighter of this Homeland to which he dedicated his life. He accompanied us until the last moment with a hopeful smile. Our condol…

Howie Hawkins (2021-04-28). Biden's Climate Plan: It's Too Late for Gradualism. zcomm.org We need economic democracy to carry through the transition. We need ecosocialist solutions now…

Permanent Revolution repost (2021-04-28). Comments on David North and Joseph Kishore's Letter. indybay.org Peter Ross explains why he believes the Socialist Equality Party slandered Shuvu Batta.

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-04-28). Renewed Clashes in Colombo-Venezuelan Border Region Leave Several Dead. venezuelanalysis.com President Nicolás Maduro ordered the largest military operation in decades aimed at defending Venezuela's territorial sovereignty this past March.

MISES (2021-04-28). It's Time To End The Embargo Against Cuba — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Jacob G. Hornberger* | 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 is unlikely that this cruel and brutal policy will be ended anytime soon. | Back in the day, the embargo was justified as part of the Cold War against "godless communism" and, specifically, the international communist conspiracy that was supposedly based in Moscow, Russia,…

Paul Haeder (2021-04-28). W's Chickens Coming Home to Roost, yet the Media Cocks Aren't Crowing. dissidentvoice.org Censorship comes in many forms. One of [them] is a colossal moral indifference to official crimes at the highest levels of our government. — Ralph Nader, April 17, 2021, Ralph Nader Radio Hour Disclaimer: This is not a traditional mainstream or even left-stream book review. However, Steven C. Markoff's book does play as the impetus and …

Editor2 (2021-04-28). Special Economic Zones: Venezuela's Strategy for Breaking the US Encirclement. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan government is fine-tuning the legal framework to strengthen the special economic zones (SEZs) already existing in its territory and to open space for foreign direct investment in a production scheme favorable to the Bolivarian nation. | Although the experiences of foreign investment have left little to Venezuela, the national Executive observes the recent changes in the global financial order in which the BRICS are gaining space and considers this an opportunity for the industrial development of the country. | There are eight SEZs in Venezuela that will be redefined with the new legal framework. Th…

Staff (2021-04-28). Commander Ceballos: Venezuela Continues to Strengthen Military Presence in Apure. orinocotribune.com The Strategic Operational Commander of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (CEOFANB), Admiral Remigio Ceballos, highlighted this Tuesday, April 27, that the Venezuelan Army (FANB) will continue to increase the deployment of forces in Apure state to expel Colombian narco-paramilitary groups, drug traffickers and terrorists, to whom they have dealt heavy blows. Ceballos confirmed that the FANB will continue combat operations until they are all expelled from Venezuelan territory. | Through his Twitter account @CeballosIchaso, Admiral Remigio Ceballos wrote that the security of the nation, and the defense of all Vene…

Staff (2021-04-28). Venezuela Boosts Gasoline Production Again. orinocotribune.com Caracas (Sputnik) — Amid the siege suffered by the oil industry, the Venezuelan government has recovered both gasoline production in the country and the capacities of its main refineries, an expert in public policies for energy, David Paravisini, told Sputnik. | "Last year at this date all the gasoline was imported, and a year later all the gasoline consumed in the country is produced here," said Paravisini, professor of public energy policies at the Bolivarian University of Venezuela, in conversation with Sputnik. "The refineries were scrap in 2020. Today, the El Palito refinery [in Carabobo, in the cent…

Eva Putzova (2021-04-28). Contributions to Swing District by AOC Add Obstacle for Challengers. zcomm.org The contributions also signal a retreat from the theory of change upon which Ocasio-Cortez originally ran…

Norman Solomon (2021-04-28). Reporting from Around the World, Reese Erlich Was a Beacon of Independent Journalism. indybay.org He challenged "the basic assumptions of empire"

WSWS (2021-04-28). Massachusetts nurses reject offer from Tenet Healthcare as US strike movement grows. wsws.org Striking St. Vincent Hospital nurses have rejected a proposal put forward by their bargaining committee and hospital management that called for a "committee" to review insufficient staffing levels every quarter and addressed none of the concerns that provoked the strike.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-04-28). 'We Need Medicare for All': Video Shows People Worldwide Appalled by High US Healthcare Costs. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-04-28). Grassroots activism is behind a pro-Palestine shift in the US. zcomm.org It is important to acknowledge the role played by individuals in the undeniable shift within the American political discourse on Palestine and Israel…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-04-28). Is Grassroots American Activism Shifting Public Opinion toward the Palestinians? juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor) — At a recent J Street Conference online, US Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren broke yet another political taboo when they expressed willingness to leverage US military aid as a way of putting pressure on Israel to respect Palestinian human rights. Sanders believes that the US "must be willing to …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-04-28). Bottom-up Politics: Grassroots Activism Behind Pro-Palestine Shift in the US. dissidentvoice.org At a recent virtual J Street Conference, US Senators, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren broke yet another political taboo when they expressed willingness to leverage US military aid as a way to pressure Israel to respect Palestinian human rights. Sanders believes that the US "must be willing to bring real pressure to bear, including restricting …

Dennis Broe (2021-04-28). Paris Commune at 150: Still going strong and challenging digital capitalism. peoplesworld.org PARIS—Here in Paris, we are now living through the 150th anniversary of the Commune, identified by Karl Marx as perhaps the first worker's republic established in the history of humanity. The commune lasted 71 days, beginning March 18, 1871, and ended in violent repression during what was called "the time of the cherries"—the budding of …

Jeremy Algate (2021-04-28). "Reading Capital with Comrades" podcast: a fresh, accessible, interactive, and revolutionary reading of Marx's great work. liberationnews.org The podcast delves into both the content and context, diving in to Marx's asides and references, providing listeners with the relevant background to understand Marx's perspective.

Ian Cobain (2021-04-28). UK Government Drops Bid to Shield Soldiers from War Crimes Prosecutions Committed in Iraq and Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca The UK government has abandoned attempts to shield members of its …

Abdel Bari Atwan (2021-04-28). Why Israel is alarmed. thealtworld.com Iran and its allies have had enough of Israeli attacks and provocations | It was no small matter for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to convene a meeting of Israel's top military and security chiefs along with its defense and foreign ministers on Saturday, 24 hours after a Syrian missile landed near the Dimona nuclear complex. | The media were told the emergency conference was a response to the recent spate of missile firings from the Gaza Strip. Its supposed aim was to deliver a warning to Hamas that Israel would invade or carpet-bomb the territory if violations of the de-escalation agreements persist. | But t…

Juan Cole (2021-04-28). Israel is an Apartheid State seeking Systemic Domination of Palestinians: Human Rights Watch. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Human Rights Watch has issued a 214-page report concluding that between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean there are 6.8 million Jews and 6.8 million Palestinians, and that the Israeli state systematically privileges the Jews, wherever they are, and disprivileges the Palestinians, an the basis of race. HRW, like other …

Juan Cole (2021-04-28). Israel is an Apartheid State seeking Systemic Domination of Palestinians: Human Rights Watch. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Human Rights Watch has issued a 214-page report concluding that between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean there are 6.8 million Jews and 6.8 million Palestinians, and that the Israeli state systematically privileges the Jews, wherever they are, and disprivileges the Palestinians, on the basis of race. HRW, like other …

Juan Cole (2021-04-28). Israel is Seeking Systemic Domination of Palestinians. zcomm.org Human Rights Watch has issued a report concluding that the Israeli state systematically privileges the Jews, wherever they are, and disprivileges the Palestinians, on the basis of race…

Jon Queally (2021-04-28). Big Pharma Lobby Blitz Against Vaccine Patent Waivers Denounced. zcomm.org "Millions continue to die because pharma monopolies have created vaccine scarcity in the global south," said one public health campaigner…

Staff (2021-04-28). Headlines for April 28, 2021. democracynow.org FBI Opens Probe into Police Killing of Andrew Brown as Autopsy Confirms He Was Shot in Back of Head, Video of Police Killing of Mario Gonzalez Prompts Comparison to George Floyd, Call for Probe, India Tops 200,000 COVID Deaths as Hospitals, Cremation Sites Are Overwhelmed, Turkey Orders Coronavirus Lockdown; Brazil Rejects Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine, CDC Says Vaccinated People Can Go Unmasked in Most Outdoor Settings, Seattle City Council Calls on Biden to Support IP Waiver for COVID Vaccine Patents, Biden Proposes Crackdown on Tax Evaders, Changes to Capital Gains Tax to Fund American Families Plan, Protesters K…

_____ (2021-04-28). How The Federal Reserve Is Increasing Wealth Inequality. popularresistance.org Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic struck, the Federal Reserve has gotten plenty of kudos for moves that have helped stabilize the economy, kept house prices from tanking and supported the stock market. But those successes have obscured another effect: the inadvertent impact the Fed's ultra-low interest rates and bond-buying sprees are having on economic inequality. | Longstanding inequality in the U.S. has been exacerbated by the Fed's role in touching off a multi-trillion-dollar boom in stock markets — and stock ownership is heavily skewed toward the wealthiest Americans. | In contrast, soaring stock prices…

WSWS (2021-04-28). Capitalism prepares to fight wars, not the pandemic. wsws.org Last year, as more than 3 million people lost their lives amid a raging pandemic, governments around the world spent nearly $2 trillion on weapons and preparations for war.

WSWS (2021-04-28). Hundreds protest against lack of coronavirus protection measures in Bosnia and Herzegovina. wsws.org Under the slogan "Fight for Life," several hundred people demonstrated Saturday in the capital city of Sarajevo against the‚ÄÜ Bosnian government's murderous pandemic policy.

WSWS (2021-04-28). Nearly a third of UK children in poverty even before pandemic. wsws.org At least 4.3 million children (31 percent of all UK children) are in poverty—up from 3.6 million in 2010-11.

Kenneth Surin (2021-04-28). COVID in India. counterpunch.org In March last year I was in New Delhi for a conference at one of the several universities there— it was my last trip anywhere since the pandemic took hold in increasing parts of the world that spring. Delhi's notorious pollution relented, and there were blue skies during my week there. But the pandemic was

WSWS (2021-04-28). Capitalism prepares to fight wars, not the pandemic. wsws.org Last year, as more than three million people lost their lives amid a raging pandemic, governments around the world spent nearly $2 trillion on weapons and preparations for war.

Kenneth Surin (2021-04-28). COVID in India. counterpunch.org India did relatively well at the start of the pandemic, prompting the Hindu nationalist government of Narendra Modi to claim at the beginning of March that the country was in Covid-19's "endgame". Today, however, the Covid situation in India, and Delhi in particular, is absolutely dire. State governments in Delhi and Mumbai are now scrambling to reconstruct the temporary Covid facilities they had decommissioned earlier, in the belief that the pandemic had been brought under control.

_____ (2021-04-28). For Small Farms Surviving The Pandemic, Co-ops Are A Lifeline. popularresistance.org Ian Colburn, Zoey Fink, and Casey Holland all operate small, diversified farms in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area. The farmers already had plants in the ground in March when they realized restaurants and farmers' markets—two of their biggest sales channels—would likely shut down due to the pandemic. | Colburn of Solarpunk Farm worried his acreage was too small to support a robust Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and that he hadn't planned for the kind of crop diversity that model demanded. Fink works part-time at Farm Shark Farm with her husband. They already had a CSA but didn't think t…

Alliance for Human Research Protection (2021-04-28). COVID Public Health Policies Are Killing the Elderly, Deliberately. globalresearch.ca The pandemic has exposed underlying, inhumane, Eugenics-driven public health policies. The …

Taroa Zuniga Silva (2021-04-28). Why delivery workers across the planet are rising up against exploitation. peoplesdispatch.org Even before the crisis of the pandemic, food delivery companies have seen their profits skyrocket while their so-called "self-employed" workers suffer rights violations and were banned from unionizing.

WSWS (2021-04-28). Cross-Canada Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee demands immediate end to all in-person learning. wsws.org The pandemic's third wave is the direct product of the ruling class' open economy/open schools policy, which prioritizes profits over working people's health and lives.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-04-28). Colombia on Strike against the Far-Right and Neoliberalism. libya360.wordpress.com Tanya Wadhwa Banner reading "The narco-paramilitary state will fall" hung from a bridge in Bogotá on the morning of April 28. Photo: Congreso de los Pueblos Organizations reject Duque's neoliberal tax reform which seeks to make Colombia's working class pay for the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic Colombian citizens, members of trade…

Matt Sedlar (2021-04-28). Working-Class Mothers and the COVID-19 Shecession. cepr.net Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, women have disproportionately borne the brunt of the pandemic's economic devastation. Literature on gender-related economic divergence during the public health emergency has been mostly concerned with disparities between men and women. Studies looking at parents specifically, including those parsing the pandemic's effects on working …

Lawrence Wittner (2021-04-28). Amid Widespread Disease, Death, and Poverty, the Major Powers Increased Their Military Spending in 2020. counterpunch.org Last year was a terrible time for vast numbers of people around the globe, who experienced not only a terrible disease pandemic, accompanied by widespread sickness and death, but severe economic hardship. Even so, the disasters of 2020 were not shocking enough to jolt the world's most powerful nations out of their traditional preoccupation with

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-04-28). Colombia on strike against the far-right and neoliberalism. peoplesdispatch.org Colombian citizens, members of trade unions, social movements and opposition political parties are participating in a national strike in cities and towns across the country today, on April 28. The protest actions have been called in rejection of the Sustainable Solidarity bill, a new tax reform bill presented to the Congress by the far-right government of president Iván Duque to finance the economic crisis or compensate for the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. | The marches, demanding the withdrawal of the reform, will begin at 9: 00 local time in the main cities of the country. In the capital…

PAI (2021-04-28). Workers Memorial Day: Nobody knows how many workers COVID-19 has killed. peoplesworld.org NAPERVILLE, Ill. (PAI)—Just before Halloween last year, 23 workers at the Midwest Warehouse and Distribution system plant in the Chicago suburb of Naperville got sick. Days before, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, they were close together in the company lunchroom. On Oct. 26, they started feeling symptoms and told supervisors. Midwest had anti-coronavirus …

Editorial Team (2021-04-28). YCL: "Remember the dead! Fight for the living!" challenge-magazine.org The Young Communist League has released the following statement to mark International Workers Memorial Day 2021. | Britain will fall silent today to remember all those who have lost their lives at work over the last year. | This year's International Workers Memorial Day comes after over a year of the world being gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic. Well over 130,000 people in Britain have died, with millions across the globe. | The examples of countries such as Cuba, Vietnam, New Zealand and China have shown that the vast majority of these deaths were preventable. | Everyday working people continue to be infected…

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Cambodia expects China, RCEP to help boost economic recovery. ecns.cn Amid the raging COVID-19 pandemic, Cambodia's economy in 2020 registered its slowest growth since 1994. However, the country's growth is projected to rebound 3.5 percent this year, thanks to its newly-signed bilateral free trade agreement with China and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Staff (2021-04-28). Police Convictions Are Not the Goal. Abolitionists Have Bigger Dreams. truthout.org After a year of upheaval and pandemic, and the unlikely conviction of a police officer, Minneapolis organizers Jonathan Stegall and D.A. Bullock talk with Truthout's Kelly Hayes about what they have built and learned in the last year, what Derek Chauvin's conviction does not accomplish, and what they hope people will do now as the struggle against policing continues. | TRANSCRIPT: | Note: This a rush transcript and has been lightly edited for clarity. Copy may not be in its final form. | Kelly H…

sputniknews (2021-04-28). US Mental Illness Surge Could Revolutionize Therapy. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Pandemic containment measures that triggered a rise in the demand for mental health care also forced innovations in treatment that could have the United States better prepared for the next pandemic, therapists told Sputnik.

Ariela Ruiz Caro (2021-04-28). The Main Obstacle in the Fight Against COVID: Inequality. zcomm.org The Western nations' propensity to protect Big Pharma's exorbitant profits impedes any cooperative global solution to this pandemic…

Antoinette Sayeh, Alejandro Werner, Ravi Balakrishnan, Frederik Toscani* (2021-04-28). What Comes After Commodity Super Cycle And Pandemic? Policies To Tackle Poverty And Inequality In Latin America — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Latin America entered the pandemic as one of the most unequal regions in the world. And like much of the rest of the world, it will come out of the pandemic poorer and more unequal. Early estimates suggest that

Eurasia Review (2021-04-28). Sri Lanka: All Necessary Steps Taken To Curb Spread Of Pandemic, Says Minister. eurasiareview.com Sri Lanka's Cabinet Spokesperson and Minister of Media Keheliya Rambukwella said that all the necessary steps have been taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and that the government is focusing on increasing the number of ICU beds in the future. | Addressing the Cabinet decision media briefing held Tuesday at the Department of Government Information, Minister Rambukwella highlighted that, as several countries are facing an oxygen crisis due to the spike of Covid-19 cases, the Sri Lankan government is taking all the necessary measures and precautions to prevent such a scenario in the country and con…

news.un (2021-04-28). Pandemic cannot become a 'media extinction event': UN Secretary-General. news.un.org The financial decline of many public interest media organizations worldwide has been among the dangerous side-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday in remarks to a UN-backed event to boost support for the sector.

_____ (2021-04-28). Covid-19 Means Good Times for the Pentagon. strategic-culture.org Or How to Vaccinate the Military-Industrial Complex | By Mandy SMITHBERGER | In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Washington has initiated its largest spending binge in history. In the process, you might assume that the unparalleled spread of the disease would have led to a little rethinking when it came to all the

ecns.cn (2021-04-27). China pledges to deepen anti-pandemic cooperation with South Asian countries. ecns.cn Foreign ministers of China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Tuesday agreed to deepen cooperation as South Asian countries are facing a new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fight Back (2021-04-28). Appleton, WI: Community rallies for climate justice to honor Earth Day. fightbacknews.org Appleton, WI – On April 24, a coalition of seven local environmental and social justice groups assembled with more than 100 members of local communities to make demands for a livable future. The event was led by Sunrise Appleton, a youth-led movement that works to advocate the adoption of Green New Deal policies, reducing carbon emissions by building new sustainable sources of energy and infrastructure, and putting a stop to climate change. | The energy of the crowd was one of fervent anti-capitalism. At one point a speaking representative from Sunrise stated, "We are no longer asking, we are demanding" as they s…

Martha Grevatt (2021-04-28). Say her name! Ma'Khia Bryant! workers.org Ohio State University students protest police murder of Ma'Khia Bryant, demand university break ties with Columbus Police Department People in Columbus have been in the streets nearly every day since the police murder of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant April 22. She was shot four times by Columbus Police Department Officer Nicholas . . . |

WSWS repost (2021-04-28). Pelosi backs commission to cover up Republican complicity in January 6 coup attempt. indybay.org The proposed commission, editorially endorsed by the New York Times, would have equal representation for the Republican Party, whose congressional representatives largely backed the effort by Trump to overturn the 2020 election and establish a presidential dictatorship.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-28). Mike Pezzullo and Giving War a Chance. dissidentvoice.org Those madly titillated by conflict have become bolder of late in the corridors of the isolated Australian capital. In such spaces, insanity can be nurtured with a sickening attention to detail, much of it fictitious. One of the most powerful bureaucrats of the Australian Public Service has made a contribution to a war dance he …

teleSUR (2021-04-28). European Union Pushes for 'Voluntary Return' of Immigrants. telesurenglish.net The European Commission (EC) on Tuesday adopted a strategy on voluntary return and reintegration in a bid to address the issue of illegal migration. | RELATED: | The strategy sets out practical measures to strengthen the legal and operational framework for voluntary returns from Europe and transit countries, improve the quality of return and reintegration programs, establish better links with development initiatives,…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-04-28). ACLU Urges Biden to Shut Down Detention Facilities 'Used to Abuse and Traumatize Immigrants'. commondreams.org "It's time to end our nation's newest system of mass incarceration of Black and Brown people," says the ACLU's Naureen Shah. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Rebecca Magallon (2021-04-28). 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.

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-28). South Front: Azerbaijan to Become a Gateway for New Turkish-Israel Cooperation. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com South Front: Azerbaijan to Become a Gate for New Turkish-Israel Cooperation Background: Azerbaijan And The Caspian: NATO's War For The World's Heartland Pentagon Chief In Azerbaijan: Afghan War Arc Stretches To Caspian And Caucasus Excerpt: Azerbaijan has recently won in a military conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. Its victory was assured by numerous factors, including military support from Turkey, …

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-04-28). Cracks in QUAD as US Violates Indian Sovereignty? asia-pacificresearch.com

Lawrence Wittner (2021-04-28). Amid Widespread Disease, Death, and Poverty, the Major Powers Increased Their Military Spending in 2020. commondreams.org "Someday, people will ask whether increasing preparations for war by these nations—mostly designed to destroy one another—was the best these governments could do as their populations sank into widespread disease, death, and poverty." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jason Cohen (2021-04-28). The limitations of Biden's climate change plan. workers.org Climate change march Sept. 2014, New York City While on the campaign trail, Joe Biden reiterated that under his presidency, the U.S. would once again become a leader within the global community. During his few months as president, he announced the U.S. will rejoin the Paris Accord and also rejoined . . . |

Noah Stuckey (2021-04-28). Rally in Huntsville, Alabama vows to continue struggle against police terror. liberationnews.org The rally focused on recognizing the successes of the fight for Black liberation in the last year, while continuing the struggle.

Caitlin A. Johnstone (2021-04-28). The CIA used to infiltrate the media. Now the CIA is the media. mronline.org Back in the good old days, when things were more innocent and simple, the psychopathic Central Intelligence Agency had to covertly infiltrate the news media to manipulate the information Americans were consuming about their nation and the world. | April 28, 2021 | Newswire…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-04-28). The imperialist origins of Saudi Arabia. mronline.org Why is Saudi Arabia, a Sunni absolute monarchy, enthusiastically supported by the West, considered a global promoter of 'democracy'? This question is rarely asked. | April 28, 2021 | Newswire…

S. Brian Willson (2021-04-28). Goebbels está vivo en Nicaragua: Conspiración implacable de Estados Unidos contra Nicaragua inventando falsas narrativas e instaurando el terror. globalizacion.ca "Una mentira que se dice una vez sigue siendo una mentira, pero una mentira que se dice mil veces se convierte en verdad". Joseph Goebbels, ministro de propaganda de Hitler, 1933-1945 °El presidente Ortega es un dictador! °El presidente Ortega…

Editor (2021-04-28). Stay in the streets — Abolish the police! workers.org Editors notes: We — along with anti-racist activists everywhere — applaud the guilty verdicts April 20 against the racist, white, killer cop Derek Chauvin, who wantonly lynched George Floyd May 25, 2020. The racially mixed jury declared Chauvin guilty of second-degree manslaughter, second-degree unintentional murder and third-degree murder (exhibiting a . . . |

Linda Pentz Gunter (2021-04-28). The Composer Who Fought Uranium Mining on the Orkneys. counterpunch.org On a midsummer day on Saturday, June 21, 1980, in a Victorian Hotel on the Orkney Islands, resident composer Peter Maxwell Davies and actress Eleanor Bron performed the composer's newest piece — The Yellow Cake Revue. It was part of the Islands' annual St. Magnus Festival, founded by Maxwell Davies, poet George Mackay Brown and

David Cruz (2021-04-28). Miami-Dade activists demand justice for Stephanie Voikin, killed by police in eviction. liberationnews.org Voikin was a survivor of domestic violence squatting in an apartment two counties away from her previous address, where her abuser may have been staying.

Linda Pentz Gunter (2021-04-28). The Composer Who Fought Uranium Mining on the Orkneys. counterpunch.org Composer Peter Maxwell Davies celebrated Orkney's defeat of uranium mining with his piece, "The Yellow Cake Revue." (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) On a midsummer day on Saturday, June 21, 1980, in a Victorian Hotel on the Orkney Islands, resident composer Peter Maxwell Davies and actress Eleanor Bron performed the composer's newest piece — The Yellow Cake

Shawgi Tell (2021-04-28). No Justification for the Existence of Charter Schools. dissidentvoice.org Non-profit and for-profit charter schools are privatized, marketized, corporatized education arrangements that appeared 30 years ago in the U.S. They are legal in 45 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam. About 3.3 million youth are currently enrolled in roughly 7,400 charter schools. Charter schools openly embrace "free market" ideology and siphon billions of public …

Eds. (2021-04-28). Parenting in a time of anti-Asian hate. mronline.org The author, an expert in early childhood development, shares her struggles in talking to her own child about racism. | April 28, 2021 | Newswire…

Eric Walberg (2021-04-28). Solzhenitsyn: Everyone's Pain in the Neck. dissidentvoice.org When you are too close to something, someone, you are not the best analyst. Your feelings get in the way. You reveal more about who you are than who or what you love/hate. But you can see better from afar. That sums up Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who, despite accurately predicting the collapse of the Soviet Union, …

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2021-04-28). Your Honor: Justice in a time of collapse. dissidentvoice.org Cranston at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival in 2018 Your Honor is an American mini-series starring Bryan Cranston *This article contains spoilers* A well-meaning New Orleans judge, Michael Desiato, finds himself in a frightening situation when he discovers that his son, Adam, was in a hit and run accident with a son of the …

John Wojcik (2021-04-28). Biden to unveil proposals for radical reform of the economy. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON — On his 99th day in office, President Joe Biden will use his first joint address to Congress to push for a $1.8 trillion program aimed at children, families, and the nation's schools that, if it becomes law, will radically alter the role of government in the U.S. More than at any time since …

Gloria Rubac (2021-04-28). Houston activists honor Mumia on his birthday. workers.org Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal gathered in Houston on his birthday, April 24, to demand his immediate release and the release of all political prisoners. "Mumia is a freedom fighter. He is a Panther. He is a captive of the state, because they want to kill him. It is up to . . . |

Mark Gruenberg (2021-04-28). May Day preview: PRO Act to take center stage. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON (PAI)—From coast to coast, demands for passage of the PRO Act, the most pro-worker labor law overhaul in 86 years, will take center stage at May Day marches, teach-ins, and events, preceded by other pro-PRO Act actions that began on April 26. The AFL-CIO reports more than 700 events are planned, and that count …

Brandeis Marshall, PhD (2021-04-28). How Broadband Access Advances Systemic Equality. aclu.org If you're reading this article, you're probably not one of the

Gloria Rubac (2021-04-28). Rodney Reed supporters gearing up for hearing. workers.org Houston The Reed family, neighbors, supporters and activists from Houston and Austin gathered April 17 in the historic Kerr Community Center and Park in Bastrop, Texas, for their monthly event for Rodney Reed. Reed had been set for execution in November 2019, but was granted a stay by Texas' highest . . . |

Editor (2021-04-28). Que Biden Convierta el Acta PRO en ley por orden ejecutiva. workers.org El 8 de abril fue el "Día Nacional de Acción por la Ley PRO". La AFL-CIO se movilizó para bombardear a los senadores estadounidenses con llamadas telefónicas exigiendo que aprobaran la Ley de Protección del Derecho de Organización, (PRO, siglas en inglés). Esta legislación, aprobada por la Cámara de Representantes . . . |

Miko Peled (2021-04-28). "The Present" — A Painful Short Film Tells the Whole Story of What It Means to be Palestinian. mintpressnews.com In "The Present," as throughout all of Palestine, soldiers, police officers, secret police, or Shabak agents, have the power — indeed they are instructed — to harass, humiliate, and take the lives of Palestinians in the most arbitrary fashion.

Eds. (2021-04-28). Today, defense of the revolution rests with the media. mronline.org 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. | April 28, 2021 | Newswire…

Marie Kelly (2021-04-28). Birthday events in Philadelphia say: Let Mumia OUT. workers.org An international coalition of groups supporting Mumia Abu-Jamal held events April 23-25 to commemorate his 67th birthday (April 24) and call for his freedom. Mumia has been unjustly incarcerated for nearly 40 years. His health has deteriorated due to the harsh conditions he has endured under an unjust carceral system. . . . |

L. Ali Khan (2021-04-28). The Politics of Free Speech in Muslim Countries. counterpunch.org Political speech, the most significant part of free speech, is anything but robust in most Muslim countries. Criticism of the government lies at heart of the political speech. Ordinary citizens and journalists must be free to criticize public officials, expose corruption in the government, contest policies, even if "those in control of government think that

John Wojcik (2021-04-28). Biden to unveil proposals for radical reform of the economy. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON — On his 99th day in office, President Joe Biden will use his first joint address to Congress to push for a $1.8 trillion program aimed at children, families, and the nation's schools that, if it becomes law, will radically alter the role of government in the U.S. The federal government, more than at …

Oliver Boyd-Barrett (2021-04-28). The MH17 Trial: The Dangers of Presuming the Fairness of a Geopolitically-Driven Enterprise. mintpressnews.com Inspection of the MH17 saga teaches us, in the first instance, never simply to presume that an enterprise that appears to have the status of an officially supported and endorsed international legal proceeding must on that account be above reproach.

Nathan Orr (2021-04-28). Davis community calls out killer cops and white supremacy at candlelight vigil. liberationnews.org On April 23, more than 100 people in Davis, California, gathered to mourn the continued lives lost to police violence.

Liberation Staff (2021-04-28). Car caravans around the US demand end to the blockade on Cuba. liberationnews.org The last Sunday of each month since early this year has seen growing actions here in support of Cuba.

G. Dunkel (2021-04-28). Chad's president's death upsets imperialists. workers.org Idriss Déby, president of Chad, died April 19 in the Tibesti mountains, weapons in hand, as Chad troops fought an armed convoy of his regime's opponents from the Front for Change and Concord in Chad, which had entered the country from Libya. Déby's loss was a major blow to French . . . |

Lorraine Liriano Chávez (2021-04-28). Puerto Rico: °Fuera LUMA! workers.org El llamado a la acción sobre Puerto Rico se manifestó el 13 de abril en Union Square de la ciudad de Nueva York para decir °Fuera LUMA! Exigimos la cancelación de este contrato del gobierno colonial de $1.5 mil millones con LUMA. Esta es una empresa creada para privatizar la . . . |

Howie Hawkins (2021-04-28). Biden's Climate Plan: It's Too Late for Gradualism. counterpunch.org President Biden gave us his climate plan on March 31. It was buried inside his American Jobs Plan. The 12,000-word Fact Sheet about it released by the White House hardly acknowledges the climate emergency. The plan is presented as a jobs through infrastructure program. The climate emergency demands a radical and rapid decarbonization of the

The Conversation (2021-04-28). Carbon Capture doesn't Exist and Planting Trees won't Solve Climate Emergency: Time to bite the Bullet and stop Burning Coal and Oil. juancole.com By James Dyke, Robert Watson and Wolfgang Knorr | — Sometimes realisation 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. The sense of confusion that things cannot be made to …

Kaya Axelsson, Kate Cullen, Stephen Lezak (2021-04-28). Protecting publicly-owned federal lands essential for reaching net zero emissions. peoplesworld.org Editor's Note: The following article was originally written before the April 22 Earth Day summit of global leaders, at which new emissions targets were set, including a commitment from the Biden administration for a 50% reduction of the U.S. 2005 level by 2030. Biden and the Democratic-controlled Congress are making climate policy central to governing …

Monica Moorehead (2021-04-28). In light of more police killings, Black voices must not be silenced. workers.org On April 17, three days before white police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter, Rep. Maxine Waters — a longtime California Democrat whose district includes South Central Los Angeles — spoke at a rally in Brooklyn Center, Minn. This is . . . |

John W. Whitehead, Nisha Whitehead (2021-04-28). The Global Deep State: A New World Order Brought to You by COVID-19. dissidentvoice.org A psychotic world we live in. The madmen are in power. ‚Äï Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle, October 1962 For good or bad, COVID-19 has changed the way we navigate the world. It is also redrawing the boundaries of our world (and our freedoms) and altering the playing field faster than …

Staff (2021-04-28). Feds Execute Search Warrant at Giuliani's House, Office, Seize His Cell Phone. truthout.org Federal agents executed a search warrant on Wednesday morning on properties owned by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who also served as former President Donald Trump's personal lawyer. | The warrants are

Staff (2021-04-28). Commission Finds Anti-Black Police Violence Constitutes Crimes Against Humanity. truthout.org On April 27, the

Staff (2021-04-28). Tucker Carlson Is Emblematic of Today's Republican Party. truthout.org I have to talk about Tucker Carlson today, which is a shame. There are eleventy billion more important things popping off right now. India is literally on fire from all the bodies that are burning, thanks to COVID deaths; mass shootings are as common as birdsong this spring; and the giant segment of congressional Republicans who tried to overthrow the government are now pretending it never happened, and might actually get away with it. Even absent all that, I can't recall a day in my life when Carlson rose to the…

Staff (2021-04-28). Prescription Drugs in U.S. Are Quadruple What They Cost Elsewhere, Report Finds. truthout.org A new report done by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that drug prices in the U.S. on average are about 2 to 4 times higher than they are in Australia, Canada and France. | The

Staff (2021-04-28). Climate Crisis Has Shifted the Earth's Axis, Study Shows. truthout.org This story originally appeared in The massive melting of glaciers as a result of global heating has caused marked shifts in the Earth's axis of rotation since the 1990s, research has shown. It demonstrates the profound impact humans are having on…

Staff (2021-04-28). Prescription Drugs in US Are Quadruple What They Cost Elsewhere, Report Finds. truthout.org A new report done by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that drug prices in the U.S. on average are about two to four times higher than they are in Australia, Canada and France. | The

Manlio Dinucci (2021-04-28). Italia a las órdenes de Estados Unidos ‚Äécontra Rusia. globalizacion.ca Todos los países miembros de la OTAN fueron conminados a presentarse de inmediato ‚Äéante el Consejo del Atlántico Norte y a firmar una declaración contra Rusia. Y todos ‚Äécorrieron a cumplir la orden. | Sin embargo, cuando el presidente estadounidense Joe…

Anand Naidoo (2021-04-28). The Heat: COVID-19 crisis in India. america.cgtn.com Heartbreak in India, as the second wave of COVID-19 devastates the country. Oxygen supplies are running out, and hospitals are overwhelmed with patients. How the international community is stepping up to help.

Rajan Menon (2021-04-28). The End of the War in Afghanistan Is in Sight. thenation.com Despite the pressure of the American military high command, Biden has announced the beginning of the end.

Rosalind English (2021-04-28). German judge under police surveillance after ruling compulsory mask-wearing in schools unconstitutional. ukhumanrightsblog.com On 8 April 2021, the Weimar District Family Court ruled in Amtsgericht Weimar, Beschluss vom 08.04.2021, Az.: 9 F 148/21) that two Weimar schools were prohibited with immediate effect from requiring pupils to wear mouth-nose coverings of any kind (especially qualified masks such as FFP2 masks), to comply with AHA minimum distances and/or to take …

Rosalind English (2021-04-28). German judge investigated by police after ruling compulsory mask-wearing in schools unconstitutional. ukhumanrightsblog.com On 8 April 2021, the Weimar District Family Court ruled in Amtsgericht Weimar, Beschluss vom 08.04.2021, Az.: 9 F 148/21) that two Weimar schools were prohibited with immediate effect from requiring pupils to wear mouth-nose coverings of any kind (especially qualified masks such as FFP2 masks), to comply with AHA minimum distances and/or to take …

Staff (2021-04-28). Elizabeth Warren Unveils $700 Billion Plan to Establish Universal Child Care. truthout.org Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) reintroduced a $700 billion plan on Tuesday to make child care more affordable for families and establish a universal child care program over the next decade. | The proposal

John Feffer (2021-04-28). The Cold War Has Already Turned Hot — on the Internet. juancole.com ( 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 …

The Canary (2021-04-28). Boris Johnson's flat refurb now being officially investigated. thecanary.co The Electoral Commission is investigating Boris Johnson's refurbishment of his Downing Street flat. It comes as the row over the PM's redecoration deepens. | The Downing Street refurb: | On Wednesday 28 April, Johnson's troubles over the renovations continued. The commission said it was beginning a "formal investigation" to see if any rules had been broken. As Press Association reported, questions have been mounting for Johnson since former aide Dominic Cummings accused him of wanting donors to "secretly pay" for the renovations to his No 11 residence in a "possibly illegal" move. | Downing Street has ref…

Tom Tomorrow (2021-04-27). The Confounding Fathers. thenation.com Republicans want to be graded on a curve.

Anonymous669 (2021-04-28). Saudi Crown Prince Calls On Houthis To Join Peace Talks In Exchange For Financial Support. southfront.org Screen grab from MBS interview that was aired by the Saudi state TV. | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman praised the "Arabian" and "Yemeni" qualities of the Houthis (Ansar Allah) in a recent interview. | The interview was aired on the Saudi state TV on April 28 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Crown Prince's strategic development plan "Saudi Vision 2030". | In the interview, Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, criticizes the Houthis' alliance with Iran and their rebellion against the legitimate authorities in Y…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-28). Sanctions, War Preparations And An Endless Supply Of Weapons For Kiev. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 21st a new act entered US Senate that will be voted on soon, titled Ukraine Security Partnership Act. | It passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee without a hitch and aims to increase and improve U.S. military support to Ukraine, and sends a message that the United States will continue to support the people of Ukraine, their ability to defend themselves, and the country's democratic transition."Today, as Russia masses more than 100,000 troops on the Ukrainian border, mor…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-28). ISIS Terrorists Burned Iraqi Military Post On Border With Saudi Arabia (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image | Late on April 27, ISIS terrorists raided a post of the Iraqi military in the southern countryside of the western province of al-Anbar. | ISIS terrorists stormed…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-28). Military Situation In Donetsk People's Republic On April 28, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1. UAF in Avdiivka shelled the village of Spartak with three rockets | 2. UAF in Avdiivka shelled the village of Krutaya Balka with grenade launchers | 3. UAF in Krasnogorovka shelled the village of Staromikhailovka with grenade launchers | 4. UAF in Talakovka and Vodyanoe shelled Kominternovo with 120-mm artillery and grenade launchers | 5. DPR forces in Donetsk targeted UAF positions in Opytne with an ATGM | 6. DPR forces in Donetsk targeted UAF positio…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-28). Russia's "Harsh Response" To US: You Are Not My Friend Anymore. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 27th, in response to all the sanctions, harsh rhetoric, diplomatic expulsions and threats, Russia's Channel 1 released a list of "unfriendly countries". | Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova announced over the weekend that the U.S. would be on the list following a presidential decree on April 23rd. | Also named were: Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Czech Republic, Estonia, United Kingdom and Georgia. Another screen grab from Channel 1, circulating on soci…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-28). Underlying Causes Of Biden's Recognition Of Armenian Genocide. southfront.org Illustrative image | Written by Daniel Deiss and J. Hawk exclusively for SouthFront. | The Armenian Diaspora in the United States has fought for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide for a long time. Finally, on April 24, 2021, President Joe Biden used the term "genocide" for the first time not only in a speech referring to the actions against the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire—such references have taken place in earlier decades, but not since Turkey's accession to NATO—but also in a presidential pr…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-28). Military Situation In Iraq On April 28, 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 | On April 27, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Fallujah area | On April 27, clashes between Turkish Army and the PKK…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-28). Two Vehicles Destroyed In Guided Missile Attack In Turkish-Occupied Afrin In Northern Syria. southfront.org Screen grab from the April 26 ATGM attack video. | On April 28, an attack with anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) targeted the Turkish-occupied area of Afrin in northern Syria. | According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and several other sources, two vehicles were targeted with ATGMs in the town of Bosoufane in southern Afrin. The town is a hub for drug and arms smugglers. | Both vehicles were Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs. This model is preferred by militant commanders. So far, there have been no reports of…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-28). Daraa's Former Rebels Sent Reinforcements To Counter ISIS In Central Syria. southfront.org File image, Via SANA | Daraa's former rebels have sent reinforcements to Syria's central region to support the Syrian Arab Army ongoing operations against ISIS. | On April 23, a large convoy of the 8th Brigade, a unit of the army's 5th Corps that is dedicated for former rebels in Daraa, arrived in the outskirts of the town of al-Sukhnah in eastern Homs. The convoy consisted of more than 70 military vehicles and carried 300 fighters. | According to the Horan Free League, 8th Brigade fighters established positions in al-Sukh…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-28). Afghanistan, The US Plan For A New Catastrophe. southfront.org Source: New Eastern Outlook | Written by Manlio Dinucci; Originally appeared at General Scott Miller, US and allied forces commander in Afghanistan, announced on April 25 the beginning of foreign troops withdrawal that should be completed by September 11, according to President Biden's decision. Is the US ending the war waged for almost twenty years? In order to understand this communication, it is first of all necess…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-28). U.S. New Antiballistic Missile To Be Ready By The Time Its Already Obsolete. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The United States is scrambling to develop its Next-Generation Interceptor as quickly as possible. Estimations put the program's cost at $18 billion. | The Next-Generation interceptor specifically refers to a weapon to counter intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). | The development itself is expected to cost $13 billion, and then sustainment and procurement would be "a bit" over $2 billion. | The Pentagon announced in August 2…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-28). In Photos: Nigerian Army Sustained Heavy Losses In Fierce Attack By ISIS Cells. southfront.org A T-55 battle tank. Click to see full-size image. | The Nigerian Armed Forces (NAF) sustained heavy losses as a result of a fierce attack by ISIS terrorists in the northeastern state of Borno. | The attack, which took place on April 25, saw ISIS terrorists storming a large base of the NAF near the town of Mainok. Sources in Borno alleged that the terrorists disguised as NAF troops had entered the base. | According to ISIS news agency Amaq, 14 Nigerian service members were killed and several others were wo…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-27). Two Spanish Journalists, An Irish National Abducted In Burkina Faso (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative Image | Two Spanish journalists and an Irish national were abducted in eastern Burkina Faso on April 26. They disappeared alongside a Burkinabe soldier after an attack on an anti-poaching military unit in a national park in the east of the country, near the border with Benin. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet. | Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez confirmed that two Spaniards were killed, naming the victims. Both were described as seasoned war journalists. They reportedly had histori…

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Anonymous007 (2021-04-28). Business As Usual: Ukrainian Nationalists Hold Rally Commemorating SS "Galicia" Division. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 28th, nationalists plan to hold a march of embroidered shirts in Kiev in honor of the SS Galicia division, formed in Lvov in 1943. | The event, which begins at 18: 00 at Arsenalnaya Square, Kiev and was announced on Facebook by "Golosiyivska Kryivka"."Put on your most beautiful embroidered shirt and come to meet with your family, walk together in a solemn procession in the center of Kiev and remember the First Ukrainian Volunteer Division!", the organizers wrote. | On the vid…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-28). Syrian Army, Al-Fateh Al-Mubeen Snipers Exchange Fire On Greater Idlib Frontlines. southfront.org Illustrative image | On April 27, snipers from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the al-Fateh al-Mubeen Operations Room exchanged fire in the northwestern region of Greater Idlib. | A sniper of the SAA shot and killed a militant of al-Fateh al-Mubeen, that is led by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), near the town of Maaret Elnaasan. The town is located right on the administrative border between Idlib and Aleppo. | Al-Fateh al-Mubeen snipers responded soon after by targeting two Syrian soldiers in the town of Dadik…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-28). Military Situation In Syria On April 28, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 28, 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 27, clashes between the SDF and Turkish-backed forces were reported in the Um al-Jolud area | On April 27, ISIS claimed responsibility for the assassination of a SDF member in the al-Sawr area | On April 27, ISIS claimed responsibility for the assassination of a SDF m…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-28). Russian Aircraft Detected On Rare Flight From Israel To Syria's Hmeimim. southfront.org An old military vehicle can be seen positioned near the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights. IMAGE: AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS | On April 27, a plane of the Ministry of Defense of Russia landed in Hmeimim Air Base on the Syrian coast after having taken off from Ben Gurion Airport in Israel's Tel Aviv. | The plane was a Tu-134 with the registration "RA-65992," which has previously been detected for the transport of Russia's senior defense and intelligence officials. | Aviation observers tracked the unusual f…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-28). Military Situation In Yemen On April 28, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 183 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On April 27, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 17 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On April 27, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Khab and Shaaf area | On April 27, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Hazm area | On April 28, Ansar Allah attacked King Khalid Airbase wit…

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-04-28). Microchip Can Detect COVID Before You're Sick. globalresearch.ca Pentagon scientists and Profusa have developed a tiny biosensor that can …

WSWS (2021-04-28). As UK governments reopen schools: educators and students speak about life with Long COVID. wsws.org "There was a decision to let this spread and see how we go with it. The government should be blamed for social murder."

teleSUR (2021-04-28). Cuba In Alert Over High Spread Of COVID-19. telesurenglish.net Cuba's Health Ministry Official Francisco Duran Wednesday warned about the high spread of COVID-19 in the country, which has registered an average of 1,045 cases per day in the last month. | RELATED: | During a televised conference, Duran urged the people to comply with the health measures imposed by the government given the COVID-19 upsurge. | In the last 24 hours, Cuba confirmed 988 new infections and ten deceased peo…

Paul Anthony Taylor (2021-04-28). Spanish Doctors Say High-Dose Vitamin D Cuts Risk of Death from COVID-19 by 60 Percent. globalresearch.ca A team of researchers from Hospital del Mar in Barcelona, Spain, …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-28). COVID-19 crisis in India: A complete systemic collapse. peoplesdispatch.org Reports are coming from different states all over the country of oxygen running out in hospitals, no hospital beds, no medicines, and bodies piling up as families wait for their turn outside crematoriums.

Makia Freeman (2021-04-28). Bizarre Phenomenon: Unvaccinated Getting Sick Being Around the COVID Vaxxed. globalresearch.ca In a bizarre turn of events, the COVID vaxxed are apparently …

WSWS (2021-04-28). COVID-19 catastrophe overshadows Peru election. wsws.org With its health care system in a state of collapse, Peru trails only Brazil in terms of Latin American countries with the highest per-capita death rates.

WSWS (2021-04-28). One week after fatal accident killed crane operator Terry Garr, millwright dies of COVID-19 at Sterling Stamping Plant. wsws.org The death from COVID-19 of Mark Bruce came after a record surge in new cases at the plant in March, which coincided with record-breaking numbers of infections throughout the state of Michigan.

WSWS (2021-04-28). Skies of Lebanon, Writing with Fire, Captains of Zaatari and more: Desperate conditions, striking images, weak conclusions. wsws.org Increasingly, desperate conditions plague masses of people worldwide, dramatically worsened by the COVID-19 disaster. Popular suffering is reaching unbearable levels.

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-04-28). UK Hiring COVID Marshals to Patrol Streets Until 2023 Despite Lockdown Restrictions Supposedly Ending in June. globalresearch.ca Government councils in the UK are hiring COVID Marshals to patrol …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-04-28). Imperial's Covid-19 Response Team: support for India during second wave. imperial.ac.uk The Imperial College Covid-19 Response Team is providing projections of the coronavirus outbreak in India and helping health services with planning.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). U.S. California to provide India supplies to combat COVID-19 outbreak. ecns.cn Some medical supplies would be flown out from California Governor's Office of Emergency Services to India as soon as Tuesday in order to help the country to combat a devastating and fast-spreading surge of COVID-19.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Hong Kong legislature approves gov't annual budget. ecns.cn Hong Kong's legislature on Wednesday passed the 2021-22 budget proposed by the government that features about 120 billion Hong Kong dollars (15.46 billion U.S. dollars) of counter-cyclical measures aimed at reviving the economy amid COVID-19.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Russia to send medical aid to India amid COVID-19 surge. ecns.cn The Russian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that the country has decided to send a large consignment of medical assistance to India, which is hit hard by a drastic increase in COVID-19 infections.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Chinese mainland reports 12 new COVID-19 cases, all imported. ecns.cn The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 12 new COVID-19 cases, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Thailand's total COVID-19 caseload tops 60,000. ecns.cn Thailand on Wednesday reported 2,012 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country's total tally to top 60,000, with 15 additional fatalities reported, according to the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). New Delhi banquet hall transformed into COVID-19 Isolation Ward. ecns.cn A banquet hall temporarily converted to a COVID-19 ward for coronavirus patients. India has recorded the highest single-day spike in coronavirus infection. The report recorded 352,991 new COVID-19 cases and 2,812 people deaths in the last 24 hours amid an oxygen crisis.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). India's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 200,000-mark. ecns.cn India's death toll due to COVID-19 surpassed the 200,000-mark, reaching 201,187 on Wednesday, said federal health ministry.

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Hong Kong reports 7 new COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn Hong Kong's daily infections of COVID-19 remained single-digit growth on Wednesday, adding to signs that the virus spread has been largely curbed.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-28). 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 …

sputniknews (2021-04-28). Last-Minute COVID Aid: Trump Era 'Warmth' Toward India Missing in Biden-Harris Admin, Author Says. sputniknews.com The Biden administration's hesitance to lend a hand to India, which has been severely hit by the second wave of COVID-19, was noticeable for all Indians, says journalist and author Suvam Pal. It is especially mind-boggling given Vice President Kamala Harris' praise for her Indian roots during the 2020 election campaign, according to the author.

John W. Whitehead (2021-04-28). A New World Order Brought To You By COVID-19 — OpEd. eurasiareview.com A powerful international cabal, let's call it the Global Deep State, is just as real as the corporatized, militarized, industrialized American Deep State: | By John W. Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead | For good or bad, COVID-19 has changed the way we navigate the world. | It is also redrawing the boundaries of our world (and our freedoms) and altering the playing field faster than we can keep up. | Owing in large part to the U.S. government's deep-seated and, in many cases, top-secret alliances with foreign nations and global corporations, it has become increasingly obvious that we have entered into a ne…

Peter Pringle (2021-04-28). The Fight to Ban Chemical Warfare Helped Us Battle Covid-19. thenation.com The Fight to Ban Chemical Warfare Helped Us Battle Covid-19…

news.un (2021-04-28). COVID-19 cases rise for ninth consecutive week, variants continue spreading. news.un.org COVID-19 infections have increased for the ninth consecutive week globally while variants continue their spread, the UN health agency has confirmed.

teleSUR (2021-04-28). . telesurenglish.net 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 (WTO) that would allow generic vaccines to be produced globally. | RELATED: | The case of Mike McKay, a key fundraiser for House Demo…

teleSUR (2021-04-28). 'Single Dose of Vaccine Can Cut Transmission by 49%', UK Study. telesurenglish.net Public Health England (PHE) published a study showing that a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine can cut transmission of coronavirus by up to half. | RELATED: | Those who were infected at least three weeks later were between 38 percent and 49 percent less likely to pass the virus on to people living in the same household, compared with those who had not been vaccinated. People included in the research were those who hav…

ecns.cn (2021-04-28). Over 235 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across China. ecns.cn Nearly 235.98 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Tuesday, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.

Madhuri Sastry, Suchitra Vijayan (2021-04-28). India Desperately Needs Biden's Help to Address the Covid-19 Surge. thenation.com India Desperately Needs Biden's Help to Address the Covid-19 Surge…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-28). 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 …

Dr. Meryl Nass (2021-04-28). White House to Share Its Emergent BioSolutions, Unusable AstraZeneca Vaccine with Other Nations. globalresearch.ca There is war within Big Pharma. | Amply documented: all mRNA covid …

Isaac Nellist (2021-04-28). Australia's COVID-19 vaccine shambles a symptom of neoliberalism. greenleft.org.au The vaccine rollout in Australia, argues Markela Panegyres, has been held back by the lack of publicly-owned vaccine infrastructure and it's own vaccine nationalism.

Madhuri Sastry, Suchitra Vijayan (2021-04-28). How Biden Can Act Now to Address the Covid-19 Surge in India. thenation.com How Biden Can Act Now to Address the Covid-19 Surge in India…

Isaac Nellist (2021-04-28). Australia's COVID-19 vaccine shambles a symptom of neoliberalism. greenleft.org.au The vaccine rollout in Australia, argues Markela Panegyres, has been held back by the lack of publicly-owned vaccine infrastructure and the government's own vaccine nationalism.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-28). 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 …

Madhuri Sastry, Suchitra Vijayan (2021-04-28). How Biden Can Act Now to Ensure Covid-19 Vaccine as a Public Good. thenation.com How Biden Can Act Now to Ensure Covid-19 Vaccine as a Public Good…

teleSUR (2021-04-28). Brazil To Receive 1 Million Pfizer Vaccines. telesurenglish.net Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga reported that 1 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine would arrive in the country. This, amid a slow vaccination rollout as cases spike and new COVID-19 variants, is identified in the country. | RELATED: | According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, less than 3 percent of the population has been fully vaccinated. However, the experts highlight that such a vaccine short…

teleSUR (2021-04-28). India Surpasses 200,000 COVID-19 Death Toll, Vaccine Shortages. telesurenglish.net Russia and Italy sent humanitarian aid including oxygen tanks while the Czech Republic, Austria, and the UK will also send oxygen. Scientist have not specified the causes of this intense second wave but it is considered that variants such as the double mutation B1617 are more transmissible than others, according to the World Health Organization.

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