2021-04-30: News Headlines

Milton Howard (2021-04-30). May Day: Made in the U.S.A. peoplesworld.org Download and print a PDF of this article for easy distribution at May Day events. CHICAGO—On the morning of Oct. 6, 1886, Albert Parsons, native of Alabama, whose brother was a general in the Civil War, rose in a Chicago courtroom to make the last speech of his life. He was facing his doom as …

Anonymous007 (2021-04-30). Dozens Dead, Hundreds Injured In Tajik-Kyrgyz Border Escalation (VIDEOS). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 29th, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan blamed each other for cross-border shelling and clashes that left dozens dead and injured in a conflict over water. | The conflict began on April 28th. | Tensions along the border in the two Central Asian countries is not uncommon. | Troops from the two countries exchanged gunfire for most of the day around a water supply facility near the village of Kok-Tash in western Kyrgyzstan on the border with Tajikistan. | Initially, Kyrgyzstan said that…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-30). At Least 44 Dead After Crush And Stampede At Israeli Religious Festival (VIDEO). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In the early hours of April 30th, at least 44 people were crushed to death in a stampede at an over-crowded religious bonfire festival in Israel. | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described it as a "heavy disaster". | The stampede happened as tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews thronged to the Galilee tomb of 2nd-century sage Rabbi Shim Bar Yochai for annual Lag B'Omer commemorations that include all-night prayer, mystical songs and dance. | Witnesses said people were asphyxiated or t…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-30). At Least 44 Dead After Crush And Stampede At Israeli Religious Festival (VIDEO). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In the early hours of April 30th, at least 44 people were crushed to death when crush took place and a stampede broke out at an over-crowded religious bonfire festival in Israel. | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described it as a "heavy disaster". | The stampede happened as tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews thronged to the Galilee tomb of 2nd-century sage Rabbi Shim Bar Yochai for annual Lag B'Omer commemorations that include all-night prayer, mystical songs and dance. | Witnesses…

Lee Camp (2021-04-30). The CIA Has Been Taking Over for Decades—Even Former Presidents Tried to Warn Us BY MODERATOR. counterpunch.org December 22, 1963 — exactly one month after President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated, former President Harry S. Truman published an op-ed in the Washington Post that most people, especially our perfumed ruling elite, wanted to ignore. Truman, who signed the CIA into existence just after World War II, wrote, "I think it has become necessary to

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-04-30). Roaming Charges: One Hundred Days of Platitudes. counterpunch.org It's only been 100 days and the country already seems numb, insensate to the widening fractures beneath its feet. In a land without outrage, you can get away with almost anything.

Black Alliance for Peace (2021-04-30). May 1: Making International Workers' Day a Day of Action Against Imperialism. globalresearch.ca War, repression, and imperialism characterize the objective plight of billions of …

F. William Engdahl (2021-04-30). US-NATO Geopolitics: Has Washington Lured Erdogan into a Bear Trap? globalresearch.ca After failing to block Turkey's purchase of the advanced S-400 Russian …

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-04-30). IG Report Finds Trump Aid to Venezuela Was Aimed at Toppling Maduro. commondreams.org A new report from USAID's inspector general shows Trump-era U.S. aid to Venzuela was at least partially motivated by a desire for regime change. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Staff (2021-04-30). Headlines for April 30, 2021. democracynow.org India COVID Cases Continue to Soar as Arundhati Roy Decries "Crime Against Humanity", Deaths Soar in Latin America; Brazil COVID Death Toll Tops 400,000, 44 Ultra-Orthordox Jews Die in Stampede at Religious Site, Abbas Postpones Palestinian Elections, USAID Watchdog Criticizes Trump's Politicization of Aid to Venezuela, Thousands Flee into Thailand as Burmese Junta Launches Airstrikes Near Border, Florida Approves Sweeping Voter Suppression Bill, West Virginia, Florida & Texas Bills Target Trans Youth, Biden Vows to Close Private Detention Centers in Response to Georgia Protesters, Right-Wing Extremists Face New…

Staff (2021-04-30). "A Threshold Crossed": Israel Is Guilty of Apartheid, Human Rights Watch Says for First Time. democracynow.org A major new report by Human Rights Watch says for the first time that Israel is committing crimes of apartheid and persecution in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The international human rights group says Israeli authorities dispossessed, confined and forcibly separated Palestinians. "For years, prominent voices have warned that apartheid lurked just around the corner. But it's very clear that that threshold has been crossed," says Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine director at Human Rights Watch. "It's time for the international community to recognize the reality on the ground for what it is — aparthei…

Staff (2021-04-30). Bone Rooms: How Elite Schools and Museums Amassed Black and Native Human Remains Without Consent. democracynow.org Revelations the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton hold the remains of a child killed by Philadelphia police in the 1985 MOVE bombing are the latest development in a conversation about demanding respectful treatment of African American remains in museum collections, especially those of the enslaved. The Penn Museum also apologized last week for holding more than 1,000 stolen skulls of enslaved people in its Morton Collection, and the president of Harvard University issued a letter in January acknowledging the 22,000 human remains in its collections included 15 from people of African descent who may have bee…

Staff (2021-04-30). After Protests over Unauthorized Use of MOVE Child's Bones, U. of Pennsylvania & Princeton Apologize. democracynow.org Following protests, two Ivy League schools — the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University — have issued apologies for their handling of the remains of an African American child killed by the Philadelphia police in the 1985 MOVE bombing. Students at Princeton held a protest on campus to support the demands of the MOVE community, who held another protest at the same time at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia, and 70 Princeton professors signed on to a letter published in the campus newspaper that called on the university to act. "This routinely happens where vulnerable people are exploited in th…

Susan Price (2021-04-30). Documenting a century of resistance in Palestine. greenleft.org.au Alex Salmon reviews a new book documenting one hundred years of war and resistance.

Ramzy Baroud (2021-04-30). Bottom-up Politics: Grassroots Activism Drive Pro-Palestine Shift in the US. counterpunch.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

Vijay Prashad (2021-04-30). I'm Still Here, Though My Country's Gone West. dissidentvoice.org A mass rally with the Free German Youth that marked the founding of the German Democratic Republic in the Soviet Occupation Zone, October 1949. A full generation has elapsed since the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) collapsed in late 1991. Two years earlier, in 1989, the communist states of Eastern Europe dissolved, with the …

Staff (2021-04-30). Another police killing in rural America, another case without accountability. therealnews.com The brutal killing of Tyler Rushing by Chico, California, police in 2017 is a revealing example of how little accountability police face in rural communities. PAR takes an in-depth look at the circumstances that led to his horrifying death at the hands of the police.

Vijay Prashad (2021-04-30). I'm still here, though my country's gone West. mronline.org A full generation has elapsed since the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) collapsed in late 1991. Two years earlier, in 1989, the communist states of Eastern Europe dissolved, with the first salvo fired when Hungary opened its border. | April 30, 2021 | Newswire…

Raouf Halaby (2021-04-30). Eviction: No Easter in Occupied Jerusalem. counterpunch.org For over a week now Muslim Palestinians have not been allowed to celebrate the Iftar (breaking the Ramadan fast at dusk) at Jerusalem's Damascus Gate, as they have done in the past. They have also been denied access to the Al Aqsa mosque and its compound. So much for religious freedom in "The only Democracy in the Middle East."

Anzy Adams (2021-04-30). Escondido community demands justice after Steven Olson is killed by police. liberationnews.org Escondido Police officer Chad Moore fatally shot Steven John Olson, a houseless community member, on the morning of April 21 shortly after 7 am.

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-04-30). Right-wing recall election advances vs. California. Gov. Gavin Newsom. peoplesworld.org California Secretary of State Shirley Weber announced on April 26 that over 1.6 million valid voter signatures were submitted on petitions seeking to recall Governor Gavin Newsom, making it all but certain that a recall election will be held toward the end of this year. The recall petition campaign — the sixth such effort to …

Ron Jacobs (2021-04-30). From the Foggy Dew. counterpunch.org April 25th was the anniversary of the 1916 Easter rebellion in Ireland. A military failure, that moment in Irish history serves as one of the most important markers of the long struggle for Irish independence from England. After several of the participants were executed or jailed, others fled the country. The nation of Ireland was

Daniel Sherrell (2021-04-30). Biden is Flirting with a Better Economic Paradigm. Young People Need Him to Commit. counterpunch.org As children of the 90s and early aughts, millennials came of age beset by problems both too large to ignore and too expensive to fix: debilitating student debt, worsening climate change, skyrocketing inequality. When we looked to our government to address these problems, political leaders of both parties clutched nervously at their purse strings. "How

Eds. (2021-04-30). The Myanmar coup and Aung San Suu Kyi. mronline.org In this second part of the Morning Star's exclusive interview with a spokesman from the Communist Party of Burma, KENNY COYLE asks how they analyse the roots of the conflict between the military elite and the National League for Democracy | April 30, 2021 | Newswire…

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-04-30). Tim Karr on Paying for Fox News Racism, Lynn Parramore on Hedge Funds vs. Green New Deal. fair.org Fox News' Tucker Carlson | This week on CounterSpin: Fox News is a flagship of right-wing disinformation, racism and hatred, and Tucker Carlson is its figurehead. Carlson spews harmful nonsense like it's his job, which it is, and he gets some $10 million a year from it—but did you know that, if you have cable, you're paying into that income? We'll talk about how that works with Tim Karr, senior director of strategy and communications at the group CounterSpin210430Karr.mp3 (im…

Howard Zinn (2021-04-30). The Myth of American Exceptionalism. mronline.org Howard Zinn (1922-2010) offers a talk at MIT titled "The Myth of American Exceptionalism," | April 30, 2021 | Newswire…

Brian Cloughley (2021-04-30). Why Does Washington Keep Punishing Cuba? counterpunch.org According to the geopolitical analysis site STRATFOR, sanctions are "a coercive tool to compel a targeted entity to adjust its behaviour" and can be effected in a number of ways and, indeed, applied for very different reasons. An intriguing aspect of sanctions' imposition is that some of these reasons are not intended primarily to alter the target's behaviour

Joel Wendland-Liu (2021-04-30). 'Predictive policing' is a techno-tool of white supremacy. peoplesworld.org Hollywood presents artificial intelligence as our inevitable future. In the show, Caprica, the prequel to the epic Battlestar Galactica, which centers on a massive struggle between humans and their robot creations, the Cylons, huge amounts of data are combined to produce artificially intelligent machines based on real human lives. Beyond science fiction, however, the big …

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-04-30). Syracuse, N.Y., 'Black Athletes Lives Matter!'. workers.org Syracuse, N.Y. Hundreds of Syracuse University students marched through snow during a Black Athletes Lives Matter (BALM) action against police brutality April 21. The march had been planned for months by student-athlete organizations, but coincidentally took place the day after cop Derek Chauvin's conviction for the murder of George Floyd. . . . |

Matthew Stevenson (2021-04-30). Letters From Minsk: The Pripet Marshes. counterpunch.org This is the eighth in a series about train and bicycle rides from Switzerland to Belarus, in those carefree days before pandemic lockdowns. Before leaving the Brest Fortress (on the Belarus-Polish border) I inspected various museums and monuments from the Second World War, when again the fortress was a bastion fought over by Russians and

David Yearsley (2021-04-30). All Dressed Up for the Oscars and Nowhere to Go. counterpunch.org This past Sunday a pared-down pandemic contingent of Hollywood elites conducted the annual Academy Award rituals of self-glorification not, as they have done since 2002, in the modern glitz of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood itself, but in the Art Deco splendor of downtown Los Angeles's Union Station. It seemed oddly fitting, more than a

Vijay Prashad (2021-04-30). The U.S. is trying to light the match of Islamic extremism in China's Xinjiang. mronline.org The information war now conducted by the U.S. against China centers on Xinjiang. Once again, the U.S. uses longstanding problems—such as the rise of extremism in Central Asia (fueled to some extent by the U.S. since the 1980s)—to create problems for its adversaries. | April 30, 2021 | Newswire…

Ray Dietz (2021-04-30). Mumia Abu-Jamal sends message to protest of anti-Asian attack in NYC. liberationnews.org On April 25, hundreds of people gathered to protest after Yao Pan Ma, a Chinese man collecting cans for recycling was brutally attacked and hospitalized just a couple of days earlier.

Vijay Prashad — Jie Xiong (2021-04-30). The U.S. is Trying to Light the Match of Islamic Extremism in China's Xinjiang. counterpunch.org Accusations by the United States government and its allies about genocideand forced labor in Xinjiang have brought China's westernmost province into the gaze of the international media. This approach toward Xinjiang defines the information war prosecuted by Washington.

Special to People's World (2021-04-30). Labor and culture unite for virtual May Day concert at HotHouse. peoplesworld.org CHICAGO—Celebrate International Workers Day with a HotHouse special online cultural program featuring Jon Langford & Sally Timms, Marvin Tate, and Bill MacKay, plus shout-outs from activists in the labor movement. Jon Langford and Sally Timms have been performing together in and around U.K. Punk Rock band the Mekons since the early 1980s. This acoustic duo …

Marie Kelly (2021-04-30). On the picket line. workers.org St. Vincent Hospital nurses' strike enters eighth week Because of their dedication to improving the standard of care for their patients, nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass., remain on the picket line. Their demands include a safer nurse-to-patient ratio (meaning the level of care necessary for each patient . . . |

Amiad Horowitz (2021-04-30). Red Scare foreign policy is back, 46 years after end of Vietnam War. peoplesworld.org April 30, 2021 marks the 46th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, and the end of the conflict known in the U.S. as the Vietnam War. This anniversary provides an opportunity to review the mistakes of the past so as to make sure they are not repeated again. What started America's most traumatic war, and …

The Conversation (2021-04-30). Violent Extremism: QAnon and the offline dangers of online speech. juancole.com By Chandell Gosse and Jaigris Hodson | — The new docuseries, Q: Into the Storm, is an investigation into the QAnon conspiracy theory and the shadowy online subcultures and spaces that fuel it. An important narrative throughout the series is the negative consequences of online speech, which demonstrates the danger of digital dualism: the tendency …

Pam Martens, Russ Martens (2021-04-30). SEC's Gary Gensler Picks a 20-Year Wall Street Bank Defender for His Crime Chief. counterpunch.org The only thing worse than SEC Chairman Gary Gensler's pick for Director of Enforcement at Wall Street's so-called watchdog is the way corporate media is attempting to spin it. On April 22 Gensler announced that he had appointed Alex Young K. Oh to be his top Wall Street crime fighter. Reuters (and numerous other media

Farzana Versey (2021-04-30). Corona in Cow Land — India Critical. counterpunch.org People are dying outside hospitals because there are no beds available. A big private hospital known for its celebrity patients has transformed its lobby into a Covid ward. In other hospitals patients are sharing beds; some are getting oxygen while lying down on the floor or even in an autorickshaw parked outside. These are the lucky few. Many are still begging for help.

Margaret Kimberley (2021-04-30). Freedom Rider: Gun violence starts at the top. mronline.org If the state reserves the right to commit mass murder no one should be surprised that the people follow suit. | April 30, 2021 | Newswire…

People's World (2021-04-30). You helped save People's World: A thank you to our readers. peoplesworld.org Dear readers, We are writing to express our heartfelt gratitude for your generous donations to People's World during our "100 Days for a Better World" Emergency Fund Drive. Because of you and the rest of our incredible supporters, we shattered our original goal of $50,000 and even surpassed our revised goal of $75,000! As we …

Joseph Mangano (2021-04-30). Indian Point Reactor Shutdown Ends Nuclear Era For NYC Area. counterpunch.org The permanent shutdown of the Indian Point 3 nuclear reactor on April 30 means that for the first time since 1962, no reactors are operating within 100 miles of New York City. Only one new U.S. plant is under construction, a still-incomplete project of 15 years costing $28 billion. No others are planned, and Indian

Chauncey K. Robinson (2021-04-30). A step closer to justice: Three men indicted in Ahmaud Arbery murder. peoplesworld.org Earlier this month, hundreds of thousands rejoiced for true accountability as former cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Now, the country's eyes have turned to another case where a Black man was most likely killed due to the color of his skin and the bias of those …

Steve Taylor (2021-04-30). Carbon Colonialism and REDD: Reflections on Resistance. counterpunch.org Amador Hernandez Ten Years Later Ten years after a trip by a documentary team assembled by Global Justice Ecology Project (GJEP) to the Lacandon Jungle of Chiapas, Mexico, GJEP is highlighting the resulting film and releasing a new interview with one of the photojournalists that travelled to the region to document the threatened relocation of

Lucia Eugenia Cordova (2021-04-30). Ten PDVSA Officials Arrested for Diversion of Diesel and Gasoline in Maracaibo. orinocotribune.com In the past few hours ten officials, including carriers and managers, of Venezuela's state-owned oil company PDVSA were arrested for diversion of diesel and premium gasoline at the Bajo Grande refinery and distribution plant, located in the city of Maracaibo (Zulia state). This was communicated to the country on Thursday, April 29, in the weekly press conference by the Attorney General of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab. | "The investigation was initiated by virtue of a complaint lodged by the manager of Comprehensive Security of Operations and the International Trade and Supply Market. It was determined that there…

Ariel Gold (2021-04-30). Extremism is on the Rise in Israel. counterpunch.org After neo-Nazis marched in Charlottesville, North Carolina, and then President Donald Trump responded by saying there were "good people on both sides," people who abhor white supremacism stood up, took notice, and condemned the marchers. Anti-racists would be wise to do the same about the far-right march that took place last week in Jerusalem. The

Tom Engelhardt (2021-04-30). American-Style War Until the End of Time? counterpunch.org Here's the strange thing in an ever-stranger world: I was born in July 1944 in the midst of a devastating world war. That war ended in August 1945 with the atomic obliteration of two Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, by the most devastating bombs in history up to that moment, given the sweet code names

Tom Engelhardt (2021-04-30). No, getting out of Afghanistan doesn't end America's Forever Wars: A Lifetime "at War" juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com ) Here's the strange thing in an ever-stranger world: I was born in July 1944 in the midst of a devastating world war. That war ended in August 1945 with the atomic obliteration of two Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, by the most devastating bombs in history up to that moment, given the …

Staff (2021-04-30). Beyond Putin and Navalny: Is there a left alternative for Russia? therealnews.com Alexei Navalny has been celebrated in the West as the democratic savior of Russia, but are things that simple? World-renowned sociologist Boris Kagarlitsky explains what Western media gets wrong about Putin, Navalny, and the political reality on the ground in Russia.

Betsey Piette (2021-04-30). Rally demands: MOVE children deserve to rest in peace. workers.org Philadelphia YahNé Ndgo opened the rally outside the Penn Museum in Philadelphia April 28 by denouncing the University of Pennsylvania's sadistic desecration of the remains of two young Black MOVE family members. Ndgo, representing Black Lives Matter Philadelphia, stated: "We can never forget the humanity of Black people, and we . . . |

A Guest Author (2021-04-30). 'I have rights too'. workers.org By Miley Selena Fletcher The following letter is from a transgender incarcerated worker at SCI Forest in Pennsylvania. When I write for Workers World about the wrongs going on here and the unprofessional abuse of authority by correctional officers or staff, I am called down to a security office. I . . . |

Eve Ottenberg (2021-04-30). Incarcerating Innocents and Migrants in the U.S. counterpunch.org Parallels between U.S. abuse of Hispanic migrants and that of Jews in the very early Nazi years are deeply creepy. They were even creepier when Trump was president. That's because he was happy to demonize this Central American and Mexican minority, to deploy the full power of the state against it and to unleash police

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-30). Gran conglomerado farmacéutico con antecedentes penales: Pfizer se hace cargo del mercado de vacunas de la Unión Europea de 1,800 millones de dosis. globalizacion.ca "Cientos de millones de personas han recibido una inyección que permite inyectar una molécula de" terapia genética "biorreactiva en sus cuerpos debido al miedo, la ignorancia y la negativa a considerar que las personas que promueven esto… tienen motivos ocultos" …

Global Research News (2021-04-30). Selected Articles: The Covid-19 "Experimental" mRNA Vaccine. Are You Being Told the Truth? globalresearch.ca By The American people are not being told the truth about Covid, masks, social distancing, lockdowns, mortality or vaccines. In fact, the only …

Global Research News (2021-04-30). Selected Articles: Has Washington Lured Erdogan into a Bear Trap? globalresearch.ca By To the memory of late Kevin Zeese. His legacy will live. Seventy years of attacks on the right…

Steve Topple (2021-04-30). 1 May is going to be massive for #KillTheBill. thecanary.co Saturday 1 May is Remembering the Haymarket Martyrs: | As LibCom In 1887, fou…

Joe Glenton (2021-04-30). The UK's new aircraft carrier has more American jets than British ones. thecanary.co The UK government has confirmed that the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth will carry more US fighter aircraft than British ones. | Labour MP Kevan Jones MOD minister James Heappey responded: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH will embark 18 F-35Bs for CSG21 in two squadrons: eight from the UK's 617…

Trotskyist Platform (2021-04-30). Let's Win a Minimum Wage and Permanency for All GIG Workers. dissidentvoice.org On February 2, a group of delivery drivers took a brave step. They waged the first strike in Australia's history by gig workers. The workers opposed cuts to their pay rates by the company that they toil for, British-based Hungry Panda. Hungry Panda, while having no operations in China itself, specialises in providing food delivery …

CP Editor (2021-04-30). Noam Chomsky — Bakunin's Predictions. counterpunch.org

Staff (2021-04-30). Arizona Is on the Verge of Adopting Voter Suppression Laws. truthout.org Arizona is taking center stage in the relentless effort to rein in voter participation in the name of "election security," advancing the first in a batch of bills aimed at making vote by mail harder. These Republican-led efforts are based on the discredited lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen and mail-in voting is insecure. Yet, it was only after the statewide federal elections in Arizona were won by the opposing political party suddenly Arizona's mail-in voting processes became untrustworthy…

Staff (2021-04-30). Third Round of COVID Checks Led to Historic Monthly Rise in Household Income. truthout.org The third round of coronavirus relief checks, which have been sent to Household income rose 21.1% in March after Presid…

Staff (2021-04-30). No, Joe Manchin, Eliminating the Filibuster Won't Lead to "Serious Problems" truthout.org Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) recently argued that eliminating the filibuster would lead to "

Staff (2021-04-30). Drug Raids Killed Andrew Brown Jr., Breonna Taylor. Advocates Say: Enough. truthout.org Moments before what Andrew Brown Jr.'s family would later describe as an "execution," a street camera caught a SWAT-style team of sheriff's deputies in tactical gear crammed into the back of a pickup truck as it pulled into Brown's driveway in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, on April 21. In the

Anonymous669 (2021-04-30). Chasing The PKK: Turkey Launched Two 'Anti-Terror' Operations In Sirnak, Hakkari. southfront.org Illustrative image: Anadolu Ajansƒ± | On April 29th, Turkish security forces launched two operations against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Turkey's southeastern region. | In a statement, the Turkish Ministry of Internal Affairs said that the operations, codenamed "Eren Cudi-Besta" and "Eren Kazan-Ogul," would target PKK remnants in the provinces of Sirnak and Hakkari. 5,280 security personnel are participating in the two operations."The Eren operations continue successfully with the support of the public…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-30). Cold War 2.0: U.S. Stops Issuing Visas To Russians. southfront.org Illustrative image | The US Embassy in Moscow announced Friday that it would cut consular services and staff in line with new restrictions imposed by Russia. The last week President Vladimir Putin signed

Anonymous669 (2021-04-30). Central Syria: Russian Airstrikes Killed More Than 50 Terrorists In Past Month. southfront.org File image. | More than 50 terrorists of ISIS had been killed in central Syria over the past month as a result of airstrikes carried out by the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS), the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on April 30. | According to the London-based monitoring group, Russian warplanes carried out at least 1,260 airstrikes on ISIS cells in central Syria."SOHR activists documented the death of 59 ISIS members and the injury of 38 others due to over 1,260 Russian airs…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-30). Killer Of French Police Officer In Paris Suburbs To Become Al-Qaeda's Winner. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 23rd, in the French city of Rambouillet, an, initially unidentified individual, attacked a police officer with a knife. | The man shouted "Allahu Akbar" while doing so. | The attacker was killed. The victim died of her wounds. According to preliminary data, the attacker is a citizen of Tunisia. | Tabat, an al-Qaeda affiliated agency, praised the knife attack in Rambouillet, France. The propagandists say that the attack was carried out by "brother-fighter" Jamal Karshan. | It shoul…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-30). Turkey To Export Armed Hàºrkàº≈ü Aircraft To Secret Customer. southfront.org TAI Hàºrku≈ü-C, photo by Anna Zvereva. Source: flickr.com/photos/130961247@N06/34839092… | Turkey will soon export its domestically developed "Hàºrku≈ü-C" armed close air support and training aircraft to a yet undisclosed customer, Temel Kotil, manager of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), told CNN Tàºrk on April 25. | According to Kotil, a total of twelve Hàºrku≈ü-C aircraft will be exported to the customer, which will be named whe…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-30). Russian Warplanes Foiled Drone Attack, Hit Targets In Greater Idlib & Northern Aleppo (Photos). southfront.org A ground crew member reports to pilots that their Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jet is ready for a combat mission at Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria, in this handout photograph released by Russia's Defence Ministry, October 22, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation) | The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) have foiled a drone attack and destroyed a number of high-value targets in Greater Idlib and northern Aleppo, the Sputnik news agency reported. | Late on April 29, VKS warplanes shot down si…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-30). Iranian-Affiliated Commander Killed In Drone Strike Near Syrian-Iraqi Border: Monitoring Group. southfront.org Photo: U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson | An Iranian-affiliated commander was killed as a result of a drone strike on the eastern Syrian governorate of Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on April 29. | The strike targeted a house and military vehicle in the town of al-Sayyal, which is located around 20 km to the north of the al-Bukamal border crossing with Iraq."The attack resulted in the death of a commander of a non-Syrian nationality and the injury of five militiamen,…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-30). Iranian Foreign Minister Says Tehran Supports Yemen Ceasefire Negotiations. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 28th, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said that he supported ceasefire negotiations in Yemen. | He said that in a meeting with Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul Salam in Oman.During the talks, Zarif "once again stressed our country's view regarding the political solution being the only solution to the crisis of Yemen", the Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. | The Minister "emphasised our country's support for a ceasefire and Yemeni-Yemeni talks", it added. | In his m…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-30). Terrorists Push More Reinforcements To Frontlines In Greater Idlib, Preparing To Launch Offensive (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image | Al-Qaeda-affiliated Horas al-Din and Ansar al-Tawhid are still preparing to launch a large-scale offensive in Greater Idlib against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies, according to On April 30th, the outlet released new aerial photos showing reinforcements, which were recently deployed by the two groups in the towns of Fatterah and Binin in the southern Idlib countryside, as well as in the town of Kulaidan in the northwestern countryside…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-30). 118 Taliban Militants Killed In Series Of Operations: Afghan MoD. southfront.org Afghan National Army soldiers prepare to move out following an inspection of troops at the Regional Military Training Center at Tactical Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, on July 30, 2015. JARROD MORRIS/U.S. ARMY | The Afghan National Army (ANA) had killed 118 militants of the Taliban and had wounded 30 others in a series of operations in different parts of the country, the Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan announced on April 29. | According to the MoD, four individuals affiliated with the militant group were also apprehended by th…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-30). Eric Zuesse: Critics Of Biden As Being A 'Progressive' Are Mistaken. southfront.org U.S. President Joe Biden visits Section 60 to pay respect to nation's service members, veterans and their family members, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, April 14, 2021. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery / released) | Written by Eric Zuesse. | Understanding what 'progressive' means isn't so easy. | The difference between "progressive" and "liberal" gets to the core of what politics in the real world is actually about, and of whether the nation is being controlled by the…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-30). Iranian Foreign Minister Says Tehran Supports Yemen Ceasefire Negotiations. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 28th, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said that he supported ceasefire negotiations in Yemen. | He said that in a meeting with Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul Salam in Oman.During the talks, Zarif "once again stressed our country's view regarding the political solution being the only solution to the crisis of Yemen", the Iranian foreign ministry said in a statement. | The foreign minister "emphasised our country's support for a ceasefire and Yemeni-Yemeni talks", it added.

Prof. Marjorie Cohn (2021-04-30). Commission Finds Anti-Black Police Violence Constitutes Crimes Against Humanity. globalresearch.ca On April 27, the

Robert A. Kippes (2021-04-30). Why the Left Needs Foucault. counterpunch.org The relationship between the philosophy of Michel Foucault and Marxism has been contentious since the 1970s. Notably, Jean-Paul Sartre accused Foucault's thought as being "the last barricade the bourgeoisie can still erect against Marx." The reason is simple: he rejects the onto-teleological claim of Marxism and the reduction of all conflict to class conflict. Instead,

Staff (2021-04-30). The Supreme Court Considers a Cheerleader's Off Campus Free Speech Rights. aclu.org This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that has huge implications for the free speech rights of students. The case involves then 14-year-old Brandi Levy, a cheerleader at Mahanoy Area High School in Pennsylvania, and her post on the social media platform Snapchat. One of her cheerleading coaches saw…

News Spread (2021-04-30). Vegan And Other Nonviolence News. indybay.org Smithfield pollution, chicken rights, Supreme Court and other news…

Margaret Flowers (2021-04-30). 'May Day' Militancy Needed to Create the Economy We Need. globalresearch.ca First published on April 30, 2018 | To the memory of late Kevin Zeese. His legacy will live. | Seventy years of attacks on the right to unionize have left the union movement representing only 10 percent of workers. The investor …

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-04-30). 'Bernie Sanders and I Agree,' Says Schumer on Lowering Medicare Age and Drug Prices. commondreams.org Senate Majority Leader Schumer says "Bernie Sanders and I agree" on lowering Medicare age and drug prices. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-30). Giving War With China a Chance. counterpunch.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

Jesse Jackson (2021-04-30). The Case for D.C. Statehood Is Clear. commondreams.org "Making D.C. a state finally would end the denial of voting representation to more than 700,000 Americans, a majority of whom are Black or Brown," says Jesse Jackson. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Norman Solomon (2021-04-30). Reporting from Around the World, Reese Erlich Was a Beacon of Independent Journalism. indybay.org He challenged "the basic assumptions of empire"

WSWS repost (2021-04-30). 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.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-04-30). Warning of Threat to 'Humanity and the Natural World,' Hawaii State Legislature Becomes First in US to Declare Climate Emergency. commondreams.org The Hawaii State Legislature just made history by declaring a climate emergency. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Emir Sader (2021-04-30). Critical Thinking: Who Will Apologize to Brazil? orinocotribune.com By Emir Sader — Apr 27, 2021 | Brazil is immersed in a humanitarian catastrophe. The country—which a little more than five years ago was an example in the fight against poverty, the fight against inequality and income distribution—has become, in just a few years, a hell, both for Brazilians and for the rest of the world. | More than three thousand people die every day because of the pandemic. Others die anonymously because of hunger and still others because of the violence of militias and drug traffickers. More people die than are born in Brazil. | From having a president who was an example to th…

teleSUR (2021-04-30). The 'Doctor of the Poor' To Be Beatified Today in Venezuela. telesurenglish.net Venezuela will hold the beatification ceremony of Jose Gregorio Hernandez, a scientist who was popularly known as the "Doctor of the Poor" due to his humanitarian work during his lifetime between 1864 and 1919. | RELATED: | "Hernandez's beatification is a special blessing from God for Venezuela. It Invites us to be more supportive with each other, so we can revive and reborn after the pandemic," Pope Francis told t…

WSWS (2021-04-30). Federal authorities charge New Jersey police officers in assault of teenager. wsws.org Officials were compelled to bring charges by video evidence which shows two officers savagely beating 19-year-old Osamah Alsaidi as he was on his way to work at Amazon in December 2020.

WSWS (2021-04-30). Exploiting social and economic crisis, Amazon launches massive expansion in New York City. wsws.org After gorging on profits during the pandemic, Amazon is capitalizing on the social crisis in New York City to launch a huge expansion in operations in the area.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-30). The WHO Confirms that the Covid-19 PCR Test is Flawed: Estimates of "Positive Cases" are Meaningless. The Lockdown Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca One year later the WHO retracts. They don't say "We Made a Mistake". It's carefully formulated. While they do not officially deny the validity of their misleading January 2020 guidelines, they recommend RT-PCR "Re-testing" (which everybody knows is an impossibility).

WSWS (2021-04-30). Australian unions' report underlines economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic. wsws.org According to the report, if workers' share of GDP had remained at the levels recorded in 1970 then total wages would have been $200 billion higher in 2019 and workers would have received on average $15,000 in additional income.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-04-30). The Truth About COVID-19. globalresearch.ca National and global crises are seen as opportunities by government technocrats, …

WSWS (2021-04-30). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Indefinite walkout by 3,000 Georgian manganese miners and supporters in Chiatura over pay and conditions; pay strikes across the Netherlands in metal and electronics industries over employers' 1.1 percent offer; teachers' disputes in France and England over lack of COVID safety, privatisation and victimisations.

Seth Sandronsky (2021-04-30). Work to Die For: COVID-19 and U.S. Labor. counterpunch.org Gustavo "Kike" Ramirez would have turned 17 this year. He died when his employer failed to provide him with a safety harness at a Nashville, Tennessee construction site on June 23, 2020. "It was ten months ago, and I still think about him every day," said Jenifer Enamorado Ayala, recalling her brother's preventable fall that

Dain Pascocello (2021-04-30). Identifying Post-Vaccination Complications and Their Causes: An Analysis of COVID-19 Patient Data. globalresearch.ca Statement of Position | After several months dealing with capacity-related issues in …

sputniknews (2021-04-30). Joe Rogan Clarifies His Remarks on COVID-19 Vaccination: 'I'm Not a Doctor'. sputniknews.com Previously, Rogan got in hot water after he said during his podcast that if asked, he would not advise young and healthy people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

sputniknews (2021-04-30). Sinking Feeling: Canadian Man Builds Submarine During COVID Lockdown. sputniknews.com The miniature sub can dive to a depth of 400 feet and has enough oxygen for its one-man crew for 72 hours.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-04-30). 8,430 Dead 354,177 Injuries: European Database of Adverse Drug Reactions for COVID-19 "Vaccines" globalresearch.ca The European database of suspected drug reaction reports is

Brian Shilhavy (2021-04-30). 1,047 Dead 725,079 Reported Injuries following COVID19 Experimental "Vaccines" Reported in the U.K. globalresearch.ca The UK Government's

sputniknews (2021-04-30). Albania Approves Use of Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Sputnik V. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Albania has approved the use of Sputnik V, a Russian COVID-19 vaccine, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Friday, adding that the Balkan country has already received its first shipment.

Pradeep Baisakh (2021-04-30). Case for a People's Vaccine. counterpunch.org The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed an unending onslaught on humanity. The world has seen 3.12 million deaths due to the Coronavirus till April 27 and several people have died due to hunger owing to the lockdowns, shutdowns resulting in disastrous economic consequences. The countries are in 2nd, 3rd and 4th waves of COVID-19. The governments have intervened

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi (2021-04-30). Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi Interview: COVID Vaccine Blood Clot Risk Was Known, Ignored & Buried. globalresearch.ca Joining us today is Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, here to discuss …

WSWS (2021-04-30). As COVID-19 infections engulf India, Modi government fails to guarantee free vaccines. wsws.org The tsunami-like spread of the coronavirus exposes the Modi government's refusal to develop a serious and scientifically-based response to the pandemic.

teleSUR (2021-04-30). Cuba Offers Its COVID-19 Vaccines to Eurasian Countries. telesurenglish.net Cuba's Prime Minister Manuel Marrero announced that his nation is willing to provide COVID-19 vaccines to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). | RELATED: | "Given the incidence of COVID-19 in our countries, the high prices of vaccines, and estimates that it would take 21 years to immunize the world population, we reiterate our willingness to support the EEU states in the fight against this pandemic with our vaccines,"

Dr. Gary G. Kohls (2021-04-30). The Nuremberg Doctors Trial and Modern Medicine's Panic Promotion of the FDA's Experimental and Unapproved COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines. globalresearch.ca Should physicians in the NIH, the CDC, the NIAID and the FDA (all of whom presumably pledged the hippocratic oath at the beginning of their medical careers) who then promoted the untested experimental emergency use authorized (EEUA) Covid-19 Vaccines, be subject to the Nuremberg Code of Ethics?

news.un (2021-04-30). Europe: COVID must spark rethink to prioritize 'human lives' over economic policies. news.un.org The devastating impact of COVID-19 serves as a stark reminder that the European Union must "put human lives" above economic policy considerations, that privilege competition between EU Member States, an independent UN human rights expert said on Friday.

news.un (2021-04-30). Myanmar approaching point of economic collapse: UN report. news.un.org The turmoil following the military coup in Myanmar, coupled with the impact of COVID-19 could result in up to 25 million people — nearly half of the country's population, living in poverty by early next year, a United Nations report said on Friday.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-30). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic Laboratories delivers during COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Medical Laboratory Professionals Week: April 18 – 24, 2021, is the perfect time to recognize the remarkable work of clinical laboratory professionals, especially during COVID-19 and as Mayo Clinic Laboratories celebrates its 50th anniversary. ________________________________________ Mayo Clinic Laboratories has performed over 3 million COVID-19 tests. "In December 2019, there was a disease, and three months …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-30). 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 …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-30). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Combating allergies, asthma during COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am allergic to many types of pollen, and spring is always a challenging time of year for me. This year, my allergies seem to be worse. I am wondering if I need to be concerned that my symptoms may be related to COVID-19, as I have not yet been vaccinated for COVID-19. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-30). COVID-19: Who's at higher risk of serious symptoms? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it's important to remind people who is more at risk of serious coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptoms, which can vary widely. Some people have no symptoms at all, while others become so sick that they eventually need mechanical assistance to breathe. This article is written by Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-30). New CDC guidance for vaccinated adults. What does it mean? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today announced updated COVID-19 guidance for masking outdoors and for fully vaccinated people. For instance, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a protective mask outdoors, except in certain crowded settings and venues. "I completely agree with the updated CDC recommendations," says Dr. Abinash Virk, a …

Staff (2021-04-30). Entry of passengers from eastern borders halted due to COVID. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 30 (MNA) — Spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) said that entry of Pakistani and Afghan passengers and also other nationals from eastern borders into the country was completely prohibited.

Staff (2021-04-30). Iran to start public COVID-19 vaccination as of June 'Likely'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 30 (MNA) — A member of the National Coronavirus Combat and Prevention Headquarters revealed that the country will kick off the mass vaccination of people against COVID-19 as of June.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-30). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 vaccine confidence and the importance of that second dose. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org While the number of people being vaccinated for COVID-19 is dropping, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other medical experts continue to strongly encourage people to get vaccinated for COVID-19. And that means that those who are being vaccinated with the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine should get their first and second doses …

Sharon Lerner (2021-04-30). Factory Owners Worldwide Stand Ready to Manufacture Covid-19 Vaccines. zcomm.org Bill Gates said he doesn't think the recipe for the vaccine should be shared. Drugmakers are eager to retrofit their facilities and get to work…

Seth Sandronsky (2021-04-30). Work to Die For: COVID-19 and U.S. Labor. zcomm.org "We're fighting now to make everyone's job safer, so no other family has to suffer this kind of tragedy"

Priya Sampathkumar (2021-04-30). New COVID-19 Variant, Linked to India's Record Wave of Infections & Deaths. zcomm.org "This virus behaves differently now, in that it's much more infectious"

imperial.ac.uk (2021-04-30). Imperial feeds into proposals on Covid recovery. imperial.ac.uk Imperial has contributed to a new report on how the UK can recover from the impacts of Covid-19.

WSWS (2021-04-30). Canadian single mother infected by COVID-19: "They said schools are safe. They said kids cannot get it. Liars!" wsws.org Having likely caught the virus from one of her two kids, who were forced to attend school by the reckless policy pursued by the British Columbia NDP government, Lily has become a vocal advocate for the closure of all schools to bring the pandemic under control and save lives.

John W. Whitehead (2021-04-30). The Global Deep State: A New World Order Brought to You by COVID-19. globalresearch.ca "A psychotic world we live in. The madmen are in power."‚Äï …

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-04-30). 'Keep Your Promise': Ady Barkan Urges Biden to Support Covid-19 Vaccine Patent Waiver. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

teleSUR (2021-04-30). Russia Produces First Batch of COVID-19 Vaccine for Animals. telesurenglish.net Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) announced the production of the first batch of 17,000 doses of "Carnivac-Cov", which are the first COVID-19 vaccines specifically designed for application in animals. | RELATED: | So far, over 20 companies and institutions have expressed interest to negotiate its registration and supply in Germany, Greece, Poland, Austria, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan…

Andrew Korybko (2021-04-30). The EU Parliament's Anti-Russian Resolution Is Dangerous. globalresearch.ca Russia is a major world power, and if the EU can …

Max Blumenthal (2021-04-30). Xinjiang shakedown: US anti-China lobby cashed in on 'forced labor' campaign that cost Uyghur workers their jobs. thegrayzone.com A campaign against supposed forced labor in Xinjiang has forced Uyghur workers out of their jobs while extracting a handsome payout from a US apparel company to Uyghur exile groups lobbying against China. A self-described "worker rights organization" in Washington DC called the Worker Rights Consortium has helped direct a Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region that has successfully pressured US apparel companies to leave the Xinjiang region of China. Claiming to represent "over 100 civil society …

WSWS (2021-04-30). Michigan teachers conduct wildcat sickout against in-person learning, cuts to pandemic safety measures. wsws.org Teachers in the Detroit suburb of Grosse Pointe took matters into their own hands by calling off sick after their school board cut safety measures and refused to go virtual even as record numbers of children are hospitalized across the state.

sputniknews (2021-04-30). Election Commission of India Asks Court to Prohibit Media Reports of Judges' Comments. sputniknews.com Four Indian states and one union territory underwent polling for their state legislative election right in the midst of the pandemic's virulent and devastating return. Assembly polls were held for 294 seats in West Bengal, 234 seats in Tamil Nadu, 140 seats in Kerala, 126 seats in Assam, and 30 seats in Puducherry. The results are due on 2 May.

Johnisha Levi (2021-04-30). Eradicating Child Poverty Beyond the Pandemic. commondreams.org "Moral and ethical obligations aside, child poverty is expensive: an estimated $800 billion to $1.1 trillion annually in health expenditures, lost productivity, and higher crime." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Stefan Hockertz, Marco Schott & Susan Bonath (2021-04-30). Stolen childhood and The Language of Violence. indybay.org To make the hospitals fit for the "pandemic of the century", the government did nothing… the population that will suffer in every respect – with one lockdown after another, inadequate health care, increasing impoverishment and lack of prospects, and presumably with endless depression.

Matt Kennard (2021-04-30). Revealed: The UK Government Campaign to Force Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy. globalresearch.ca The UK government paid £8,330 in November 2018 to bring Ecuador's …

Vijay Prashad (2021-04-30). The U.S. is Trying to Light the Match of Islamic Extremism in China's Xinjiang. zcomm.org As with Syria and Libya, Washington once more plays a reckless game with Islamic extremism…

WSWS (2021-04-30). Pennsylvania school bus driver explains why she is coming to the International May Day online rally. wsws.org Kathy, a school bus driver near Philadelphia and a leading member of the Pennsylvania Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee, recently spoke with the World Socialist Web Site about why she is attending the International May Day Online Rally on Saturday…

WSWS (2021-04-30). Support from workers and youth in Britain for 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 (ICFI) on Saturday, May 1.

Susan Price (2021-04-30). Ecosocialist bookshelf: Activist fuel. greenleft.org.au Ian Angus introduces seven new books for activists.

Permanent Revolution repost (2021-04-30). Comments on David North and Joseph Kishore's Letter. indybay.org Peter Ross explains why he believes the Socialist Equality Party slandered Shuvu Batta.

Juan Cole (2021-04-30). It Can be Done: California Briefly reaches 94.5% Renewable Electricity. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Sammy Roth at the LA Times/ Boiling Point Newsletter reports that California's main power grid was powered for several hours last Saturday by 90% renewables. For just four seconds that day, the grid, which covers 4/5s of the state, reached 94.5% generation by green energy. California is the world's fifth …

Juan Cole (2021-04-30). It Can be Done: California Briefly reaches 94.5% Renewable Electricity. zcomm.org For just four seconds that day, the grid, which covers 4/5s of the state, reached 94.5% generation by green energy…

Susan Price (2021-04-30). The dirty campaign underlying Ecuador's 'free and fair' election. greenleft.org.au Ecuador's April 11 election that led to a 5-point victory by conservative banker Guillermo Lasso over progressive candidate Andrés Arauz was not what it appeared to be, write Medea Benjamin and Leonardo Flores.

Medea Benjamin (2021-04-30). As Biden Makes Progress on the Domestic Front, He Barely Gets a Passing Grade on Foreign Policy. commondreams.org "On the foreign policy front, many progressives are surprised and disappointed at how little has changed." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Rebekah Entralgo (2021-04-30). Support for Essential Labor Has Largely Excluded Migrant Women Farmworkers. commondreams.org "Many women farmworkers do not even have access to their own income. Employers will often officially enroll a male employee while his wife and children work off the books." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Julia Conley, staff writer (2021-04-30). Demanding 'Papers Not Crumbs,' Undocumented Immigrants Risk Arrest Outside Biden White House. commondreams.org "WE will be the ones to define what the 'priorities' on immigration are—not Biden," said Movimiento Cosecha. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-30). Protesters in Chad remain skeptical of new political structure, French approach. peoplesdispatch.org On April 27, protesters were killed while were opposing the new political arrangement, which includes a military junta and a civilian prime minister. The protesters were on the streets against the coup staged by Mahamat Deby…

WSWS (2021-04-30). UK to send largest Carrier Strike Group since Falklands/Malvinas war to South China Sea. wsws.org No Royal Navy force has been mobilised on such a scale since the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas war.

WSWS (2021-04-30). WSWS Autoworker Newsletter campaigns for online May Day rally at Stellantis Sterling Heights Assembly Plant. wsws.org A campaign team spoke to workers Thursday about the online May Day rally Saturday that will issue the call for the formation of the International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees.

Kelley Beaucar Vlahos (2021-04-30). End of an Era? Afghanistan Is Now Graveyard of Contractors, Too. globalresearch.ca The golden post-9/11 years of the war contractor — the providers …

Derek Royden (2021-04-30). Rightwing victimhood, the Great Replacement and the cult of Qanon. nationofchange.org "Bigoted conspiracy theories like QAnon have an enormous influence on the context in which local government operates."

WSWS (2021-04-30). Reject UAW sellout at Volvo NRV! No contract, no work! Elect rank-and-file strike committee to expand strike and restore all UAW-backed concessions! wsws.org After two weeks on strike, nearly 3,000 workers at Volvo's New River Valley heavy truck plant in Dublin, Virginia, abruptly received instructions from United Auto Workers Local 2069 leadership to quit their pickets at 6 a.m. this morning and prepare to work third shift on Sunday, May 2, claiming it has reached a tentative agreement with the company.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-30). In US, workers prepare for long haul as strike at Volvo Trucks finishes second week. peoplesdispatch.org Nearly 3,000 workers at Volvo Trucks North America have been on strike for two weeks. With no solution to the dispute in sight, workers are prepared for the strike to extend up to a month…

Nassim Nobari (2021-04-30). Millions of Tiny Cows to Regenerate the Soil. counterpunch.org Earth Day comes and goes every year but nothing seems to ever really change. We are still headed for climate catastrophe, we are still in the midst of a mass extinction, we are still losing our topsoil at an alarming rate. It is time to center food systems, and especially agriculture, in our efforts to

teleSUR (2021-04-30). Famine in Madagascar Forces People To Eat Insects and Leaves. telesurenglish.net The World Food Program (WFP) Director of Operations Amer Daoudi on Friday said villagers are eating crickets, cacti, or leaves to survive one of the biggest food crises in the history of this African country. | RELATED: | "We have witnessed heart-breaking scenes of severely malnourished children and starving families. We need the money and resources now to help the people of Madagascar," Daoudi said, adding that…

AARON (2021-04-30). The CIA Has Been Taking Over for Decades—Even Former Presidents Tried to Warn Us. peoplesparty.org 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.: | (As seen on Truman…

Philip A Farruggio (2021-04-30). Antebellum America Redux. globalresearch.ca Many Americans can see for their own eyes how people from …

Harsha Panduranga (2021-04-30). White House Office Rejects DHS Proposal to Collect Social Media Data on Travel and Immigration Forms. globalresearch.ca Earlier this month, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), …

Birrion Sondahl (2021-04-30). 100 Days of Biden His Time. realprogressives.org Here we are, 100 days into a Biden presidency — that should have been a Biden gave

Andrew Emett (2021-04-30). Former Louisiana police officer charged with assaulting arrestee on video. nationofchange.org If convicted, Hudson faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.

WSWS (2021-04-30). Union-backed Trudeau government rams through law to criminalize Montreal port strike. wsws.org The Canadian Union of Public Employees has signalled that it will do nothing to oppose the outlawing of the dockers' five-day-old strike.

Dongsheng News (2021-04-30). News on China | No. 49. dissidentvoice.org &nbsp…

WSWS (2021-04-30). Australian union petition over Grosvenor Mine disaster a cynical diversion. wsws.org The union has effectively acted as an arm of management, presiding over the gutting of conditions and ensuring the production continues, regardless of the dangers.

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-04-30). Racism in America: Biden Police Reforms Prove Inadequate to End Misconduct and Brutality. globalresearch.ca As demonstrations erupt across the United States against the oppression inflicted …

teleSUR (2021-04-30). Argentina Fines Agrochemical Firms For Environment Law Evasion. telesurenglish.net Argentina on Thursday fined Bayer, Syngenta, Dow, and Dupont US$783 million for not collecting used containers from the country's farmlands. | RELATED: | "This is the largest environmental sanction in Argentina's history," Sustainable Development Agency (OPDS) Director Juan Brardinelli explained, mentioning that 70 companies traded over 13 million plastic containers in Buenos Aires in 2020 | "Only one million of those containers were…

WSWS (2021-04-30). Killers of Ahmaud Arbery charged with federal hate crimes. wsws.org Plans have also been announced by the Department of Justice to pursue federal hate crimes against the four officers who killed George Floyd on May 25 last year.

WSWS (2021-04-30). Ocupación S.A.: Documentary exposes Spain's role in illegal occupation of Western Sahara. wsws.org The territory has been claimed by both the Kingdom of Morocco and the bourgeois-nationalist Polisario Front since the end of Gen. Francisco Franco's fascist dictatorship in Spain in 1975.

Reynard Loki (2021-04-30). Who's to Blame for the Decimation of US Fisheries? counterpunch.org There is one main U.S. law that governs the management of marine fisheries in federal waters: The Magnuson—Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). Originally intended to address the concern over foreign fisheries operating near U.S. waters, the MSA, which was passed in 1976, extended the nation's exclusive fisheries zone from 12 to 200 nautical

Thaddeus L. Johnson, Natasha N. Johnson (2021-04-30). American cities have long struggled to reform their police — but isolated success stories suggest community and officer buy-in might be key. nationofchange.org Mayors and city councils nationwide have also pushed reforms emphasizing accountability and transparency, with many working to create independent oversight commissions.

Stansfield Smith (2021-04-30). The US Plan to Imprison Businesspeople in Other Countries for "Violating" Illegal US Sanctions: The Cases of Alex Saab, Meng Wanzhou, Mun Chol Myong. orinocotribune.com By Stansfield Smith — Apr 27, 2021 | The The US uses sanctions as a tool to overthrow governments that do not kow-tow to it. Sanctions are a weapon of war on civilians. They destroy the economy of a country ("make the economy scream") by causing hyp…

WSWS (2021-04-30). Striking NYU graduate students: "It's people's lives that we're talking about here" wsws.org One striker told the IYSSE: "NYU has not recognized our needs for living in New York City. Master's students already pay really expensive tuition. Then our hourly wage and monthly salary are not enough for us to even pay the rent. That's why we're striking."

Johanna Ross (2021-04-30). Can Boris Johnson Survive a Leadership Now Shrouded in Scandal? globalresearch.ca Former UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd once said about Boris Johnson…

Robert Koehler (2021-04-30). Transcending 'the Religion of Whiteness'. counterpunch.org Basically, Derek Chauvin was convicted of enforcing the status quo. Because his behavior was caught on video — his knee on George Floyd's neck, oh my God, choking him to death — and looked so disturbing to most of the public, official American "justice" had to take some sort of action. He became a scapegoat.

WSWS (2021-04-30). Lead poisoned Flint, Michigan residents, health care professionals raise concerns about bone scan required for compensation. wsws.org Residents must prove their bodies were damaged by lead-in-water poisoning by submitting themselves to x-rays. However, the portable devices being used on residents to detect lead have not been approved by the FDA for use on humans.

WSWS (2021-04-30). Alabama Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee meeting calls for class unity, supports Warrior Met miners. wsws.org A powerful meeting sponsored by educators in the Deep South spoke out to support the growing class struggle across the region and nationally.

WSWS (2021-04-30). Bernie Sanders intervenes in NYU graduate student strike as UAW prepares sell-out. wsws.org The intervention of Bernie Sanders, one of the most experienced bourgeois politicians in the US, is aimed at politically preparing the UAW sell-out and at stifling any opposition from graduate students to capitalist politics more broadly.

WSWS (2021-04-30). Support the International Workers Alliance of Rank-and-File Committees! Attend the ICFI's May Day rally! wsws.org At its latest online meeting, the Network of Action Committees for Safe Education adopted an important resolution.

Fight Back (2021-04-30). As Marathon Refinery lockout nears 100-day mark, a worker describes extreme danger to community. fightbacknews.org St. Paul Park, MN – As of May 2, the Teamsters who work at the Marathon Refinery in Saint Paul Park, Minnesota will have been locked out for 100 days after a one-day strike unless a deal is reached before then to settle their contract negotiations. At this writing, April 28, by all accounts neither side appears ready to back down any time soon. | The Teamsters have cited safety as one of the major reasons they went on strike in January. In 2018 a large explosion rocked the city of Superior, Wisconsin at the Husky Refinery and caused mass evacuations of much of the city. Teamsters point out that the Marathon Refin…

Amanda Mills (2021-04-30). Federal Appeals Court orders EPA to ban toxic pesticide Chlorpyrifos. nationofchange.org "This ruling is a huge victory for children and communities across the country who will finally be spared by needless poisonings and lifelong learning disabilities."

WSWS (2021-04-30). Biden's new dawn: Illusion and reality. wsws.org Behind the proclamations of a new dawn in the United States, Biden's speech Wednesday night to a joint session of Congress provided a portrait of panic, crisis and desperation on the part of the American ruling class.

teleSUR (2021-04-30). Colombian Paramilitaries Killed Another Farmer Leader. telesurenglish.net Colombia's Institute of Studies for Development and Peace (INDEPAZ) on Thursday reported the murder of social leader Wilson Lopez by armed men in Aguadas municipality, Caldas Department. | RELATED: | "Lopez, who was renowned for promoting family farming campaigns in El Congal village, was shot to death while walking through the community on Wednesday afternoon," INDEPAZ stated. | The social leader encouraged the return to the com…

Middle East Eye (2021-04-30). Suicide Cases Among Syrian Children Rising Sharply, Says Save the Children. globalresearch.ca The number of children attempting or committing suicide in northwest Syria …

Moderator (2021-04-30). Whatever Happened to Americans' Moral Compass? scheerpost.com Art by Mr. Fish] Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play The Vietnam War is one of many heinous stains on American history that to this day often is told through a revisionist lens or outright ignored. Yet the truth remains beneath the layers of whitewashing that the U.S. government sent thousands of Americans to slaughter and be slaughtered over a conflict that had everything to do… |

Cesar Chelala (2021-04-30). Why Guantánamo Should be Returned to Cuba. counterpunch.org One of the many challenges facing President Joe Biden is what to do with regard to Guantánamo. Together with former President Barak Obama, President Biden did much to restore normal relations with Cuba, a course of action that was altered by Donald Trump's decision to harden the U.S. Government posture with Havana. In an April16,

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-30). Australia to spend $747 million to upgrade bases used by U.S. military, expand joint war games. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Australia to spend $747 million to upgrade bases used by U.S. military, expand joint war gamesRick Rozoff On April 28 Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that his government will apportion $747 million ($580 million American) to upgrade four military bases in the north of the country and to increase and expand war games with …

Editor2 (2021-04-30). Working People Need to Oppose Warlike Aggressive US Actions Abroad and at Home (CAWC May 1st Statement). orinocotribune.com May Day 2021, May 1st. Working People Need to Oppose Warlike Aggressive U.S. Actions Abroad and at Home, and Oppose the Exploitative and Oppressive System Behind This. | By Chicago Anti-War Coalition (CAWC) — Apr 29, 2021 | It is working people who pay for the U.S. government's aggression on people around the world and here at home. The government's attacks benefit banks and corporations—not us. | It's our youth who are recruited into the military when they see no job future. Then they are trained to kill people who have done them no harm. And they are recruited into racist and violent and militarized…

Latino Rebels (2021-04-30). NALEO: Latinos Turned Out in Record Numbers for 2020 Election Cycle. latinorebels.com Latino voters have doubled their share of the nation's voters since the 2000 Presidential election.

Latino USA (2021-04-30). The Wrongful Conviction Of Joseph Webster: Episode 1 (A Latino USA Podcast). latinorebels.com In this two-part series, Latino USA explores the case of Joseph Webster, a Black man who was serving a life sentence for murder in Tennessee—a murder he says he didn't commit.

Rod Driver (2021-04-30). What the 2007 Financial Crisis Taught Us About Corrupt Bankers. globalresearch.ca "Of all the ways we have to run a banking system, …

teleSUR (2021-04-30). Six Catholics Kidnapped in Haiti Are Released. telesurenglish.net The Society of Saint-Jacques Fathers announced that four priests, a nun, and a layman kidnapped in Haiti were released on Friday. | RELATED: | Among them are two French citizens, nun Agnes Bordeau and priest Michel Briand, who has lived in Haiti for three decades. | "It's a relief for the whole Church. A relief for the whole society, for all those who love life and for all those who defend life," said Archbishop of Port-au-Prince Max Leroy Mesidor…

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WSWS (2021-04-30). Brazilian pseudo-left leader Guilherme Boulos seeks political accommodation with far right. wsws.org Boulos, the foremost leader of the pseudo-left PSOL, held a private meeting with the president of the Republicanos, the party of fascistic President Jair Bolsonaro's sons.

sputniknews (2021-04-30). Roskomnadzor Demands From Facebook to Restore Access to RT's Redfish. sputniknews.com MOSCOW, April 30 (Sputnik) – Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor on Friday sent a letter to Facebook and demanded to restore access to Redfish, a subsidiary of RT's global multimedia agency Ruptly.

sputniknews (2021-04-30). Twitter Intervenes After Netizens Label Sen. Scott 'Uncle Tim' Over Biden Rebuttal Speech. sputniknews.com The phrase "Uncle Tom," derived from the lead character in Harriet Beecher Stowe's abolitionist novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, is a racial epithet that is traditionally used to describe a Black person in the US who is excessively subservient to white people, and overly seeks their approval.

sputniknews (2021-04-30). US Expands Probe Into 'Directed-Energy' Attacks to Mainland, Reports Say. sputniknews.com MOSCOW(Sputnik) – US officials are investigating suspected "directed-energy" attacks on government personnel in the country, Politico reported citing unnamed officials familiar with the situation, following a string of alleged incidents abroad.

sputniknews (2021-04-30). Washington, DC, Drops Cases Against 220 Protesters Arrested During June 2020 Anti-BLM Crackdown. sputniknews.com In just 10 days of protest in late May and early June of 2020, more than 10,000 protesters were arrested by police across the US as millions hit the streets and faced a militant police response. They were, ironically, protesting police violence.

sputniknews (2021-04-30). US Sanctions Led to Huawei Losing Smartphone Market Share to Rivals, Company Executive Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Chinese tech giant Huawei lost its smartphone market share to key rivals including Apple and Samsung, under pressure from strident US sanctions, a top company executive said on Friday.

sputniknews (2021-04-30). Russia Bars Entry to Eight EU Citizens, Including Head of European Parliament. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Moscow has announced that eight citizens of the European Union member states and representatives of official state bodies of the EU, including European Parliament President David Sassoli, are not allowed to enter Russia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

sputniknews (2021-04-30). US General Warns China Nuclear Buildup 'On Track to Exceed Previous Projections'. sputniknews.com China's effort to expand its influence was estimated as one of the largest threats facing the United States, according to a major annual intelligence report released on 13 April, which also foresaw Beijing at least doubling its nuclear stockpile over the next decade.

sputniknews (2021-04-30). London City Airport Switches to Remote Air Traffic Control Tower. sputniknews.com The technology was pioneered by Swedish aerospace giant Saab and is said to provide advanced safety and operational efficiency.

sputniknews (2021-04-30). First-Ever Signature of Hydroxyl Molecule Spotted Beyond Our Solar System. sputniknews.com The hydroxyl in the planet's atmosphere is believed to be the product of water vapour being destroyed by high temperatures.

sputniknews (2021-04-30). US Sees Russia's Forces Withdrawal From Ukraine Border as Constructive Step, White House Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States considers Russia's withdrawal of troops from the Ukraine border as a constructive step, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said on Friday.

sputniknews (2021-04-30). US Secretary of State Blinken to Visit Ukraine Next Week – Reports. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit Ukraine next week amid concerns over military movements on the country's border with Russia, CBS correspondent Norah O'Donnell reported, citing the top US diplomat.

sputniknews (2021-04-30). 'Everybody Poops': Surprising Debate About Feces in Children's Books Engulfs Swedish Media. sputniknews.com While a journalist ventured that the recent avalanche of low-grade poo books was a reflection of the cynical commercial attitude of the publishers, others ventured that they fill an important function and lift the lid on uncomfortable conversations with children.

sputniknews (2021-04-30). Roman Polanski to Direct New Film 'The Palace' After Expulsion From Academy. sputniknews.com Polish-French film director Roman Polanski was booted from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in May 2018 after the Academy Board of Governors determined that he did not meet the organization's standards of conduct. Polanski has been living in exile for years after pleading guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl in the late 1970s.

sputniknews (2021-04-30). Conflict on Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border Left 13 Kyrgyz Citizens Dead, 121 More Injured. sputniknews.com On Wednesday, Kyrgyz and Tajik border services clashed on the Batken section of the border after the Tajik side attempted to mount CCTV cameras on the power line poles. The Kyrgyz side tried to hack the pole down, and the troops started fighting.

Ramona Wadi (2021-04-30). How the US is shielding Israel from Apartheid charges and itself from complicity charges. juancole.com ( Middle East Monitor) — The Palestinians mentioned apartheid in connection with Israel long before B'Tselem used the description. Now it is the turn of Human Rights Watch (HRW) to — rightfully, if belatedly — accuse Israel of apartheid in its latest report titled A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and …

WSWS (2021-04-30). Human Rights Watch declares Israel has crossed apartheid threshold. wsws.org HRW draws on years of human rights documentation, case studies and a review of government planning documents, statements by officials and other sources. It documents a catalogue of Israeli abuses committed against the Palestinians.

Paul Anthony Taylor (2021-04-30). Emergency Use Authorization: The 'New Normal' for Pharma Vaccines? globalresearch.ca A recent Oxford University

news.un (2021-04-30). Chad: UN rights office profoundly disturbed over violence against protesters. news.un.org The UN rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday that it is deeply disturbed by security forces in Chad's use of live ammunition during recent protests after the death of former President Idriss Déby, on 19 April.

news.un (2021-04-30). Address inequalities to end AIDS by 2030, UN chief says in new report. news.un.org Inequalities in addressing AIDS threaten global efforts to stamp out the disease as a public health threat by 2030, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned in a report published on Friday, which provides 10 key recommendations to get the world back on track.

news.un (2021-04-30). Middle East coordinator calls for new and timely‚ÄØPalestinian election‚ÄØdate‚ÄØ. news.un.org After…

sputniknews (2021-04-30). Prince Harry is 'Feeling Embarrassed & Awkward' After Oprah 'Tell-All', Royal Author Claims. sputniknews.com The Duke of Sussex made a homecoming trip to attend the funeral of his grandfather Prince Philip on 17 April but has now reportedly been back to the US to reunite with pregnant wife Meghan and son Archie. According to a writer of his biography, Duncan Larcombe, this short visit has only reminded him about the things he lost…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-30). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Reducing rejection by reversing order of heart-liver transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For heart-liver transplants, the liver and heart must come from the same donor, and some patients wait years to receive both organs. Also, antibodies from the donor can increase chances of the receiving patient rejecting the heart. But Dr. Sudhir Kushwaha, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular transplant surgeon, says when a liver transplant is also involved, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-30). Mayo Clinic preclinical discovery triggers wound healing, skin regeneration. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Difficult-to-treat, chronic wounds in preclinical models healed with normal scar-free skin after treatment with an acellular product discovered at Mayo Clinic. Derived from platelets, the purified exosomal product, known as PEP, was used to deliver healing messages into cells of preclinical animal models of ischemic wounds. The Mayo Clinic research team documented …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-30). Mayo scientists researching 'beyond DNA' to advance personalized medicine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As the nation marks National DNA Day on Sunday, April 25 — a day that commemorates the discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953 and the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 — Mayo Clinic physicians and researchers will continue to closely collaborate to push the boundaries of precision medicine in the areas of cancer, rare and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-30). Mayo Clinic's New Research Building Growing to 11 Floors. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The long tradition of biomedical innovation that makes up Mayo Clinic's DNA will continue with the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Building on the Rochester, Minnesota, campus, set to open in the fourth quarter of 2023. Research is the engine that drives advances in medical care, and the new facility will enable the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-30). Consumer Health: Understanding the link between chronic stress and depression. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave, and it can lead to emotional and physical problems. It's not known exactly what causes depression. Many factors may be involved, including genetics, brain chemistry, hormones and inherited traits. Chronic stressful life …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-30). The beat goes on, thanks to deep brain stimulation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When drummer Patrick Bautz is performing, he's in the zone. He says he doesn't even think about what he's doing, it's just natural. It's what he calls "the nothingness of drumming." But not that long-ago, Pat started getting distracted. Physical symptoms were turning that nothingness into something. And it was something that worried him enough …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-30). Consumer Health: What do you know about malaria? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Malaria Day will be observed on Sunday, April 25, which makes this a good time to learn more about this potentially fatal disease. Malaria is caused by a single-celled parasite of the genus Plasmodium. The parasite is transmitted to humans most commonly through mosquito bites. Because the parasites that cause malaria affect red blood …

Staff (2021-04-30). Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border clash leaves 13 dead,134 injured. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 30 (MNA) — Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Health says 13 civilians were killed and 134 others were injured in border clashes between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Staff (2021-04-30). Lifting all illegal sanctions key to success of Vienna talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 30 (MNA) — China's State News Agency said that success of JCPOA talks in Vienna strictly hinges on lifting of all unilateral and illegal sanctions imposed by the United States against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Staff (2021-04-30). Iranian karate referee elected jury of Global League. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 30 (MNA) —Iranian woman karate referee Elmira Gozalzadeh was elected as a jury member of the Karate Global League.

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