Monthly Archives: April 2021

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…

Global Research News (2021-04-30). This Week's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

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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2021-04-29: News Headlines

Vijay Prashad (2021-04-29). The US is trying to light the match of Islamic extremism in China's Xinjiang. peoplesdispatch.org The information war now conducted by the US against China centers on Xinjiang. Once again, the US uses longstanding problems—such as the rise of extremism in Central Asia (fueled to some extent by the US since the 1980s)—to create problems for its adversaries…

Thomas Knapp (2021-04-29). SCOTUS Should Clarify Tinker in Favor of Free Speech, Not School Control. counterpunch.org In 1969, the US Supreme Court held, in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, that students don't "shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate." Schools may only prohibit, censor, or punish student speech which would "materially and substantially interfere with the requirements of appropriate discipline in

sputniknews (2021-04-29). China Urges Australian Politicians to 'Shake Off the Cold War Mentality'. sputniknews.com Australia-China relations have been growing tense since Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged Beijing last year to allow an independent probe into the origins of COVID-19. This prompted a response from Beijing, leading to reciprocal economic sanctions.

John Clamp (2021-04-29). Admitting Defeat in Afghanistan: American "State-Building" Fails Again. counterpunch.org So Rudyard Kipling's arithmetic came to pass after all. 'Strike hard who cares—shoot straight who can/ The odds are on the cheaper man.' The U.S. has thrown in the towel. Another 'superpower' is set to depart Afghanistan. The symbolic date of September 11 is meant to have a ring of finality to it. It should:

Staff (2021-04-29). Jamaal Bowman Calls for Biden to Go Bolder in Rebuttal to the President's Speech. truthout.org Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-New York) had guarded praise for Joe Biden but urged the president and the nation to go bigger and bolder on issues like economic and racial justice and the climate crisis in his rebuttal to the president's first Joint Address to Congress on Wednesday evening. Bowman's speech was a rare rebuttal to a presidential address from the progressive faction of the president's own party. | Bowman

Editor2 (2021-04-29). Halt Israel's Genocidal Policies is Quds Day Message. orinocotribune.com By Iqbal Jassat — Apr 18, 2021 | As global solidarity movements in support of Palestine's freedom struggle begin preparations for the annual Quds Day commemoration, America's new administration, under president Joe Biden, remains stuck in the mud. | Each year during the month of Ramadan, the last Friday is dedicated to raising awareness on the illegal dispossession, occupation and ongoing atrocities perpetrated by the apartheid regime. Quds Day, as it was called for by the leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini, has galvanized civil rights movements across the world to support and sustain action p…

Staff (2021-04-29). Defend Jerusalem, Rally for Return and Liberation: Take Action for the Week of Palestinian Struggle 15-22 May. samidoun.net Defend Jerusalem Freedom for the Prisoners Resistance Toward Victory Return and Liberation Take Action! Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network urges organizations, activists, social movements and friends of Palestine everywhere to take action to defend Jerusalem, rally for Palestinians' right to return, and act for justice and liberation for all of Palestine. We join in the call for the Week of Action for Palestinian Struggle, 15-22 May 2021: take action, march, rally, protest, organize and struggle for Palestine! Read the call from the Masar Badil (Alternative Palestinian Path) here As we approach the…

AARON (2021-04-29). "We Need Medicare for All": Video Shows People Worldwide Appalled by U.S. Healthcare System. peoplesparty.org (As seen on That's what one woman

Richard Eskow (2021-04-29). Nancy Pelosi and These Centrists Want Biden to Go Left on Drug Costs and Medicare. commondreams.org "With no time to waste," writes Richard Eskow, are more Democrats—including more conservative members "finally recognizing that fighting for lower drug prices and Medicare expansion is something they must do to win elections?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-04-29). Sanders Vows to Fight for Medicare Expansion Left Out of Biden's American Families Plan. commondreams.org "We must take on the greed of the pharmaceutical industry, lower drug prices, and use the savings to expand Medicare." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-04-29). If Healthcare Is a Right, 'Support Medicare for All,' Omar Tells Biden. commondreams.org President Joe Biden said "healthcare should be a right, not a privilege in America." Rep. Ilhan Omar says there's an easy way to prove it. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mike Walter (2021-04-29). The Heat: Syria — a decade of war. america.cgtn.com Syria. After a decade of war, destruction and a historic humanitarian crisis, when will it all end?

Laura Flanders (2021-04-29). The January 6 Capitol Riot: A Local Perspective. counterpunch.org "Independent media bring issues to the boil; mainstream media inhale the steam." That's what Phyllis Kriegel, editor of New Directions for Women, told me back in the 1990s, and it remains true today. Cierra Hinton, publisher and editor of Scalawag, a publication covering the South, cited a recent example. Not long ago, Scalawag ran an investigation into local murdered and

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-29). Video: The 2020-21 Worldwide Corona Crisis. globalresearch.ca Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media as to the causes and devastating consequences of the Covid-19 "pandemic". | The unspoken truth is that the novel coronavirus provides a pretext and a justification to powerful financial …

Karen Conner (2021-04-29). GDP Rises 6.4 Percent in Q1: Implies Continuation of Strong Productivity Growth. cepr.net Housing reached its highest share of GDP since the bubble years. The economy grew at a 6.4 percent annual rate in the first quarter driven by double-digit growth in consumption in both residential and nonresidential investment. The quarter's growth left GDP just 0.9 percent below the pre-pandemic level reported for the fourth quarter of 2019. …

Jenny Stiller (2021-04-29). How is Covid-19 affecting student learning? nationofchange.org If the pandemic has taught us any lesson, it is that predicting the future is a futile endeavor. But one thing is certain: education is going digital.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-29). National strike in Colombia continues for a second day. peoplesdispatch.org Thousands of Colombians, for a second consecutive day, mobilize in rejection of the far-right President Ivan Duque's neoliberal tax reform, which seeks to make the working class pay for the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic…

Ronald Newman (2021-04-29). What President Biden Needs to Do Beyond the First 100 Days. aclu.org One hundred days have passed since the Biden-Harris administration assumed office. From the start, the administration faced the monumental task of undoing the vast harms of the Trump presidency while addressing an ongoing pandemic. Concurrently, a nationwide reckoning with systemic racism, particularly in the policing and criminal legal systems, serves as a reminder that many of this country's systems were broken long before Trump. Now is our chance, as we pick up the pieces, to reform and rebuild our institutions based on the painful truths that have been further highlighted over the past four years. | Trump…

WSWS (2021-04-29). 3,000 Kroger workers in Arkansas still without a contract after a year. wsws.org The United Food and Commercial Workers have kept grocery workers on the job throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-29). Colombia strikes against neoliberal onslaught. peoplesdispatch.org On April 28, Colombian citizens, trade unions, social movements and opposition political parties participated in a national strike in cities and towns across the country. Hundreds of thousands protested 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 compensate for the fiscal deficit incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

sputniknews (2021-04-29). Situation Near Delhi Crematorium as COVID-19 Infections Break Records in India. sputniknews.com India has registered 379,257 new COVID-19 cases within the past 24 hours, marking the largest single-day increase since the beginning of the pandemic.

Dr Anthony Fryer (2021-04-29). The Corona Pandemic: Why Can't the Government be More Transparent About the Data Guiding Its Decisions? globalresearch.ca When I look back over the last year or so of …

WSWS (2021-04-29). Thousands of migrant workers labouring on Canada's farms in unsafe conditions amid deadly COVID-19 third wave. wsws.org The pandemic has laid bare the brutal conditions under which migrant farm workers are forced to work and live for the benefit of Canada's agri-business industry.

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.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-04-29). Dingell and Markey Introduce $10 Trillion THRIVE Act to Tackle 'Our Biggest Emergencies'. commondreams.org "Our country is facing four overlapping crises—mounting economic inequity, the climate crisis, racial injustice, and the coronavirus pandemic—and the THRIVE Act will ensure we have an intersectional response that is proportionate to the scope of the problems we face," says Sen. Ed Markey. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jeffrey D. Sachs (2021-04-29). The Intellectual Property on Covid-19 Should Be Shared as Rapidly and Widely as Possible. commondreams.org "Intellectual Property must serve the global good, rather than humanity serving the interests of a few private companies. And in the case of Covid-19, the global good is not in doubt: rapid worldwide immunization, in order to save lives, prevent the emergence of new variants, and end the pandemic." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Emma Guy (2021-04-29). Private emails prove VIP lanes for multimillion PPE deals existed. And here they are… thecanary.co Explosive emails seen by The Canary prove that VIP lanes for PPE contracts existed throughout the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. | The emails include references to personal connections between vendors and contractors for the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC), as well as how contracts were awarded despite a lack of investigation into companies' services. The investigation also found how the Liz Truss-

Moderator (2021-04-29). Why "Securing Democracy" Will Be Taught in Journalism Schools. scheerpost.com By Matt Taibbi / TK News Review: Securing Democracy: My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro's Brazil My friend Glenn Greenwald has lately become a fixation of American propaganda, playing the role of the traitorous outcast, a cross of Emmanuel Goldstein and Satan. He's inspired a slew of " Whither Greenwald?" profiles, often penned in the same plaintive "Why does he hate us? |

Staff (2021-04-29). "Rejection of the Neoliberal Framework": Biden Proposes Trillions in New Spending, Taxes on the Rich. democracynow.org On the eve of his 100th day in office, President Joe Biden gave his first speech to a joint session of Congress and proposed trillions of dollars in new economic measures. He unveiled his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan, which includes $1 trillion in new spending and $800 billion in tax credits aimed at expanding access to education and child care. He also called on lawmakers to support his plan to invest heavily in the country's infrastructure and to expand the social safety net in part by funding it with $4 trillion in taxes on the rich and corporations. Economist Jayati Ghosh says Biden's spending plans a…

Staff (2021-04-29). New COVID-19 Variant, Linked to India's Record Wave of Infections & Deaths, Now Seen in 19 Countries. democracynow.org As India faces 1 million new COVID-19 infections every three days, we look at how more infectious variants have been linked to a spread in cases. The so-called India variant has now been detected in at least 19 countries. "This virus behaves differently now, in that it's much more infectious," says Dr. Priya Sampathkumar, an infectious disease physician at the Mayo Clinic.

Staff (2021-04-29). The Modi Surge: COVID-19 Cases Overwhelm India's Healthcare System as Gov't Censors Critics. democracynow.org India has topped 18.3 million COVID-19 cases, after adding 1 million cases in just the past three days amid shortages in vital supplies and overwhelmed hospitals across the country. Makeshift mass cremation facilities have been set up in parks and parking lots, with rows of bodies being burned on funeral pyres. With hospitals overflowing, some patients have been turned away and left to deal with their infections on their own. "This is where Modi has led India," says Indian journalist Rana Ayyub, who says the prime minister "clearly has no plan" for dealing with the crisis ravaging the country's healthcare systems…

Staff (2021-04-29). Headlines for April 29, 2021. democracynow.org Biden Urges Congress to Back Vast Expansion of Social Safety Net & New Taxes on Rich, India in Public Health Catastrophe as Deaths & Infections Reach New High, Hate Crimes Charges Filed Against Georgia Men in Ahmaud Arbery Murder, NC Judge Delays Release of Police Footage of Andrew Brown Jr. Shooting, Video: Chicago Police Shot Anthony Alvarez Dead as He Was Running Away, FBI Raid Rudy Giuliani's Home & Office, Mass Protests in Colombia Held to Protest Iván Duque & Proposed Tax Reform, U.S. Contractors Are Still Helping Maintain Saudi Warplanes Used in Yemen War, Israel Faces Call to Free Alaa al-Rimawi, Palestin…

Staff (2021-04-29). How Lifting Intellectual Property Restrictions Could Help World Vaccinate 60% of Population by 2022. democracynow.org As new coronavirus cases surge across India, overwhelming hospitals and crematories, calls are growing louder for wealthy countries to stop hoarding excess supply of COVID-19 vaccines and to loosen intellectual property restrictions preventing more countries from making their own vaccines. We speak with economist Jayati Ghosh and Congressmember Ro Khanna of California.

Noah Roberts (2021-04-29). 'They took a minuscule event and made it fatal;' police bodycam shows Alameda, CA police killed Mario Gonzalez. liberationnews.org On April 27, a crowd of about 100 people gathered on the steps of the Alameda Police Department in Alameda, California, for a press conference held by the family of Mario Gonzalez, who was killed by police on April 19.

Abby Martin (2021-04-29). Biden's first act of war hits 3 Countries. mronline.org Biden's Feb. 26 strike in Syria was a crime, and risks major war with three countries. | April 29, 2021 | Newswire…

Helena Sheehan (2021-04-29). John Desmond Bernal, Marxism, and the scientific revolution. mronline.org J. D. Bernal was one of the twentieth century's great scientific minds, whose work nurtured the imagination of science-fiction writers. In a world where capitalist priorities distort scientific research, Bernal's Marxist perspective on science is more relevant than ever. | April 29, 2021 | Newswire…

Eds. (2021-04-29). Myanmar's communists speak out on the coup. mronline.org In the first of a two-part series KENNY COYLE interviews the Communist Party of Burma about the social and economic mismanagement of the military regime. | April 29, 2021 | Newswire…

Workers World Party (2021-04-29). PDF of April 29 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Let Mumia OUT Stay in the street — Abolish the police! Black Lives Matter: Syracuse, N.Y., athletes; Daunte Wright; WAAR on police; Ma'Khia Bryant; Defend anti-racist voices. Florida: Jim Crow 2.0 bill; Ivy League attacks MOVE; A disaster waiting to happen; Biden & climate crisis; Editorial Smash . . . |

Jonah Raskin (2021-04-29). Bob Fass and Revolutionary Radio: the Man and the Medium. counterpunch.org The death of Bob Fass, the longtime host of "Radio Unnameable," and a crucial member of the counterculture of the Sixties, has understandably led to recollections of him and tributes to his many talents. What his death hasn't yet prompted as far as I know is a discussion of the role of radio as a

Eds. (2021-04-29). Review — The Care Manifesto, The Care Crisis. mronline.org Reviewing two recent books on care in the 21st century, Emily Kenway suggests the only solution to the current crisis lies in a full-scale reorganization of our political economy. | April 29, 2021 | Review…

Levi Gonzalez (2021-04-29). Surveillance, Policing, and Algorithms. dissidentvoice.org Since the brutal murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police at the onset of last summer, there has been a resurgence of political energy amongst the American population centered on significantly reforming policing in the United States. Ranging from demilitarization to defunding, there has been no shortage of policy proposals issued by an endless …

Eds. (2021-04-29). Reporting demonstrates multiple links between white supremacists and police. mronline.org Sworn police officers take an oath to protect and serve. Recent independent news reports have drawn attention to the growing number of white supremacists and white nationalists infiltrating local law enforcement agencies, calling into question police officers' commitment and ability to uphold this oath when encountering people and communities of color. | April 29, 2021 | Newswire…

George Wuerthner (2021-04-29). The Cows That Ate Point Reyes. counterpunch.org Fences. Everywhere I went during a recent trip to Point Reyes, I encountered fences. Why are there fences in a national park unit? They exist to facilitate the private use of public lands for a personal profit with the full blessing of the Point Reyes National Seashore administration. Fences are symbolic of the controversy surrounding

Mark Ashwill (2021-04-29). Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam Revisited. counterpunch.org The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today: my own government. — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., April 1967 Enough has been said, here and elsewhere, about the contents of the bestselling book Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam (KATM) and the meticulous archival and field research on which it

PAI (2021-04-29). Congress tackles payday lenders after SCOTUS lets them off the hook. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON —Well, that didn't take long. A week after the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously handed one of the sleaziest sectors of the corporate class, payday lenders, a big judicial win, lawmakers took up the suggestion by the ruling's author, Justice Stephen Breyer, that they could reverse the victory. So consumer advocates trooped up to tell …

Scott Timcke (2021-04-29). West Africa is the Latest Testing Ground for US Military Artificial Intelligence. mintpressnews.com In its preparation for great power competition, the US military is modernizing its artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques and testing them in West Africa.

Alvaro Rodriguez (2021-04-29). Mexico's president proposes green jobs and humane labor migration. peoplesworld.org The Biden administration invited 40 world leaders to a virtual Leaders Summit on Climate Change April 22-23, 2021. The goal was to keep the rise in global temperature to a less than a 1.5 degree centigrade increase from where it was in the pre-industrial era. Biden committed the U.S. to reduce its emissions to 50% …

Juan Cole (2021-04-29). Why Jerusalem is Sacred to Muslims, and why even the Emirates are Rebuking Israel for Persecuting Palestinians There. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan began Monday, April 12, and for the succeeding week and a half there was trouble at Jerusalem's Damascus Gate. Muslim youth were used to gathering in the square in front of the the gate, which had been built by the Ottoman Sultan Suleyman …

George Wuerthner (2021-04-29). The Cows That Ate Point Reyes. counterpunch.org Fences. Everywhere I went during a recent trip to Point Reyes, I encountered fences. Why are there fences in a national park unit? They exist to facilitate the private use of public lands for a personal profit with the full blessing of the Point Reyes National Seashore administration. Fences are symbolic of the controversy surrounding

Liberation Staff (2021-04-29). Oregon Tech faculty on strike in state's first public university faculty strike. liberationnews.org After 550 days of negotiation, the faculty, represented by American Association of University Professors, were forced to withhold their labor from an administration which refused to bargain in good faith.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-04-29). Biden agenda pushes jobs, families, equality, wage hikes, and unions. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Democratic President Joe Biden unveiled a long, strong progressive agenda in his April 28 equivalent of the State of the Union address, urging lawmakers to pass the Protect the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, pass strong equal pay legislation, and declare—and fund—child care as one part …

_____ (2021-04-29). World Police: Washington Seeks to Imprison Foreign Businesspeople for Violating Illegal U.S. Sanctions. strategic-culture.org 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. | By Stansfield SMITH | 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 US can also freeze the assets of ano…

_____ (2021-04-29). DCU 'Astonished' Over Georgian and Ukrainian Embassy Complaints About Course. strategic-culture.org By Diarmaid FLEMING | Dublin City University says it is "astonished" over a complaint made by the Embassies of Georgia and Ukraine in Ireland about the university's teaching of a course on the geopolitics of the Caucasus and Ukraine. | The two embassies sent a joint letter to the President of DCU, Professor Dáire Keogh, and copied it to a number of senior DCU academics and a senior official at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin on 8 April. | The letter claimed the course was spreading "disinformation and Russian propaganda narratives" — a view flatly rejected by DCU, which says the criticism amount…

David Rovics (2021-04-29). "They're Dirty!" Standing Up at Kelly Butte. counterpunch.org Increasingly, there are many worlds within this city of Portland, Oregon. There are the real estate moguls and investment bankers who are experiencing the greatest profits in the history of civilization, if that's the term. Every day on the news they tell us how the prices of houses have never been higher, and no one is even selling for asking price. Buyers have to engage in bidding wars, and the one who can pay in cash, no questions asked, tends to win. It's a great situation to be in if you're rich.

David Rovics (2021-04-29). "They're Dirty!" Standing Up at Kelly Butte. counterpunch.org Standing near the top of Kelly Butte and looking toward the west, you have a great view of i-205, with a mess of six lanes of traffic and a wild combination of on- and off-ramps leading to major intersections, there just east of the highway, in between SE Division Street and Powell Boulevard. Among the

Global Research News (2021-04-29). Selected Articles: "Blood Clots and Beyond" globalresearch.ca By In February, 2021, Professor Sucharit Bhakdi, M.D. and a number of his colleagues warned the European Medicines Agency about the potential danger of blood clots and cerebral …

Staff (2021-04-29). Biden's Speech Pointed to a Possible End to Reagan's Rancid Legacy. truthout.org Here in New Hampshire, the real governing is done at the town level by Boards of Selectmen, a council of elected officials who ride herd over the rawest, purest form of democracy practiced in the country. Majority vote rules, proposals are raised at "town meeting" and subsequently voted on by whoever raises their hand. Sometimes the room is packed, other times most seats go empty, but decisions are always made by the ones who show up. | Last night, for a brief moment, President Biden's address to a joint…

Staff (2021-04-29). Video Shows People Around the World Appalled by High US Health Care Costs. truthout.org "I couldn't have survived if I was in America." | That's what one woman She was just one of several people from around the world who participated in the Time…

Staff (2021-04-29). New Report Looks at Strategies to Cut Incarceration of Illinois Women by Half. truthout.org Between 1980 and 2014, the number of women incarcerated across the United States increased by 700 percent. In Illinois, women's incarceration increased by 767 percent during that same time period. While that number has slowly decreased over the past two decades, the

Staff (2021-04-29). Biden's Labor Secretary Says He Supports Classifying Gig Workers as Employees. truthout.org President Joe Biden's Labor Secretary Marty Walsh told Reuters on Thursday "We are looking at it but in a lot of cases gig workers should be classified as employees," Walsh told Reuters. "In some cases they are treated respectfully and in…

Staff (2021-04-29). Progressives Introduce Huge Climate Bill That Rivals Biden Infrastructure Plan. truthout.org Progressives on Thursday introduced a $10 trillion climate and jobs bill that would reduce emissions, rebuild infrastructure and address environmental justice over the next decade. The bill rivals President Joe Biden's infrastructure bill, which calls for a much smaller investment. | While Biden's bill calls for a

Staff (2021-04-29). Hawaii Poised to Become First State to Declare Climate Emergency. truthout.org The Hawaii state legislature is set to make history later on Thursday by becoming the first state in the country to pass a resolution declaring a climate emergency. | Hawaii lawmakers will declare in a nonbinding resolution that

Staff (2021-04-29). GOP Rebuttal to Biden's Speech Flopped Because Progressive Policies Are Popular. truthout.org Sen. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) was given an unenviable task on Wednesday evening. His job was to give the GOP case Scott's problem was multifaceted: First, unlike

Staff (2021-04-29). 'The future will belong to America!' Biden promises joint session of Congress in 1st speech since taking office. rt.com US President Joe Biden addressed both chambers of Congress, just ahead of his hundredth day in office, focusing on the progress his administration has made in delivering on its campaign promises, and making some new ones. | "We're in a competition with China and other countries to win the 21st Century," Biden declared, adding that the United States must and will prove to its adversaries that "democracy still works." | Can our democracy deliver on the most pressing needs of our people? Can our democracy overcome the lies, anger, hate and fears that have pulled us apart? America's adversaries — the autocrat…

Jose Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-04-29). Farewell, Professor Aristóbulo Istúriz! orinocotribune.com A new bout of deep sadness is being endured in the ranks of the Bolivarian Revolution, after the sorrowful loss of Professor Aristóbulo Istúriz, an outstanding social leader, workers advocate, and teacher who served as Minister for Education in recent years. | The unfortunate news was reported on social media networks in the evening hours of this Tuesday, April 27, when the Executive Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, expressed her regret for the physical departure of "the prof," as he was known by many. | Rodríguez highlighted the character of Minister Istúriz, as a fighter…

The Conversation (2021-04-29). Biden's first 100 days show a president in a hurry and willing to be bold. juancole.com By Bruce Wolpe | — Joseph R. Biden Jr is the most experienced person to become president in US history. A senator for 36 years, with wide-ranging experience and leadership across domestic and foreign policy, and vice president for eight years with Barack Obama, with a full parentship between the two men on all aspects …

Staff (2021-04-29). Lifting IP Restrictions Could Help the World Vaccinate 60% of Population by 2022. truthout.org As new coronavirus cases surge across India, overwhelming hospitals and crematories, calls are growing louder for wealthy countries to stop hoarding excess supply of COVID-19 vaccines and to loosen intellectual property restrictions preventing more countries from making their own vaccines. We speak with economist Jayati Ghosh and Congressmember Ro Khanna of California. | TRANSCRIPT: | This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. | AMY GOODMAN: We continue on what is h…

C.J. Atkins (2021-04-29). Does Canada's vaccine crisis mean public health care is flawed? peoplesworld.org TORONTO—As their U.S. neighbors to the south plow full-speed ahead in reopening their economy and reclaiming the life they had before coronavirus, most Canadians remain sheltered at home in lockdown, wondering when it will ever be their turn to get a shot in the arm. The health care system in the country's most populous province, …

Victor Grossman (2021-04-29). Berlin Bulletin: Greens, Vaccines and Maneuvers. counterpunch.org In recent months the air in Germany has been overfull. But the fog, thick as in old London, was not humid but political — and medical-political. The thickest was Covid fog. Blanketing some 2/3 of the news, the details changed daily, even hourly. How many new cases, how many deaths, who could go out when

Caroline Cross (2021-04-29). Immigration removal and an Article 2 inquest. ukhumanrightsblog.com R (Lawal) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2021), Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), Unreported, JR/626/2020 (V) — read judgment The death of an immigration detainee, as with all prisoners, is rightly subject to legal scrutiny. This is because detainees are completely under the state's control. Article 2 ECHR requires that the …

Joe Glenton (2021-04-29). 'Lest we forget': anti-war statue of Iraq veteran goes up in Margate. thecanary.co A statue of a young soldier has gone up in Margate. And it's quite different to most military statues. It depicts Daniel Taylor, a young anti-war Iraq veteran and campaigner who suffers from PTSD and has a powerful message for Britain's politicians. | The statue is named April is the Cruellest Month, after a T.S Eliot poem. It's the work of Iraqi-American artist

Sophia Purdy-Moore (2021-04-29). Enraged leaseholders speak out as the government votes to make them foot the bill. thecanary.co On 28 April, the government voted to pass the According to the BBC: Thousands of leaseholders are currently facing lar…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-29). Biden, Recognition and the Armenian Genocide. counterpunch.org Attributing names to the brutal acts humans are capable of inflicting upon each other is never without problems. There are gradations of terror, hierarchies of atrocity and cruelty. In these, the pedants reign. Disputes splutter and rage over whether a "massacre" can best be described as a crime against humanity or a counter-measure waged with

Anonymous103 (2021-04-29). Military Situation In Iraq On April 29, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 29, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Yusufiyah area. | On April 28, Iraqi groups attacked Balad Airbase with a suicide drone. | On April 29, clashes between Turkish Army and the PKK continued in the northern Iraq. | On April 29, a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt was shot dead by security forces in Kirkuk. | On April 29, the PMU and Iraqi Army started a security operation against ISIS in west of Mosul. | M…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-29). Award-Winning Journalist Julian Assange Languishes In A British Super Max Prison At The Behest Of The Biden Regime. southfront.org Written by Dr. Leon Tressell. The United States and its NATO allies have weaponised the issue of human rights; using…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-29). Hollywood Project Zero. southfront.org Photo by Roberto Nickson on Unsplash | Written by Mikaprok, originally published on his "THE BIG PREMIER": | Anyone in the slightest degree familiar with the realities of modern social movements comes up with the question — who pays for the luxurious existence of such characters in modern drama as the leader of BLM Patrice Cullors? | Not abstractly "pays th…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-29). The Show Goes On In Iraq: Two US Supply Convoys Attacked In Baghdad, Al-Anbar. southfront.org ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Elisabet Freeburg | On April 29, two convoys transporting logistic supplies and equipment for the US-led coalition in Iraq came under attack. | The first convoy was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED) as it was passing in the district of Yusufiya near the capital, Baghdad. A new group calling itself the al-Sabiqun Battalion claimed responsibility for the attack. | The second convoy was targeted with IED in an unpacified part of the western province of al-Anbar. The perpet…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-29). Chinese Liaoning Aircraft Carrier Conducted Naval Drills Near Taiwan, Sailed Between Disputed Diaoyu Islands. southfront.org Illustrative image | The Liaoning aircraft carrier task group of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) reportedly crossed the Miyako Strait and passed near the disputed Diaoyu Islands on April 28th. | The picture shows the aircraft carrier Liaoning (Hull 16) and other vessels and fighter jets in the maritime parade conducted by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in the S…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-29). Peace Talks On Eastern Ukraine Failed To Establish "Easter Truce" In Donbass (Map Update). southfront.org Photo by Mykola Lazarenko/POOL | On April 28, a regular meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on the settlement of the conflict in Donbass took place via videoconference. Ukraine, Russia, and the OSCE has failed to reach an agreement on the final text of a ceasefire agreement ahead the Orthodox Easter."After almost five hours of useless discussion between Kiev and representatives of the republics, no practical result has been achieved," the LPR said in a Telegram message. | According to the repr…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-29). Military Situation In Yemen On April 29 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 107 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours. | On April 28, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 15 airstrikes on the Sarwah area. | On April 28, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Majzar area. | On April 28, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 2 airstrikes on the Hazm area. | On April 28, Ansar Allah attacked King Khalid Airbase with a…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-29). Dozen Killed In Heavy Clashes Between Kurdish Forces, Turkish-Backed Militants In Northern Aleppo. southfront.org Illustrative image | Late on April 28, heavy clashes broke out between Kurdish forces and Turkish-backed militants in the northern countryside of Syria's Aleppo. | The clashes took place in the outskirts of the villages of Kafr Khasher and Kafr Kalbin, which are located to the south of the Turkish-occupied town of Azaz. According to opposition sources, the clashes erupted when a group of Kurdish fighters attempted to infiltrate the defenses of Turkish-backed militants near Kafr Kalbin. | The sources said that the infiltrati…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-29). Military Situation In Syria On April 28, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 29, Russia On April 28, the Ansar Abu Bakr al-Siddiq group claimed responsibility for an attack on a Turkish military v…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-29). ISIS Released Photos Of Recent Ambush In Mali Which claimed The Lives Of Over 30 Soldiers. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | On April 27, ISIS news agency Amaq shared photos of a recent deadly attack by the group's fighters in the Malian Gao Region. | The attack, which took place on March 15, saw ISIS terrorists ambushing a convoy of the Malian military near the town of Tessit, located 60 km southeast of Ansongo, near Mali's border with Burkina Faso and Niger. | At least 33 Malian soldiers were killed and 14 wounded as a result of the attack, according to the Malian military. Amaq said that three…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-29). Combat Footage: PKK's Guided Missiles Destroyed Two Tanks In 'Secret' Turkish Base In Kurdistan. southfront.org Screen grab from the attack video. | On April 29, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) announced that his fighters had attacked a secret Turkish base near the village of Sheladize in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. | PKK fighters targeted two M60 battle tanks, which were parked in the base, with anti-tank guided missiles. The Kurdish guerrilla group released a video of the attack that took place on April 27. Both tanks received direct hits. |

Anonymous669 (2021-04-29). SDF 'Dismantled' Six Remote-Controlled IEDs In Northern Deir Ezzor. southfront.org by: sdf-press.com | On April 29, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) uncovered six improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor. | In an official statement, the SDF said that the IEDs were first uncovered by the locals. All six IEDs were placed on a road near the town of al-Kasrah."The six IEDs, which were prepared for detonation, were dismantled without causing any human or material losses … The SDF is now investigating and searching for the people who planted the [IED…

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Anonymous103 (2021-04-29). Mike Pezzullo And Giving War A Chance. southfront.org One of Australia's two Canberra Class LHDs conducting exercises with a U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke Class DDG and Nimitz Class CVN. Although possible, it is hard to image Australia committing significant naval assets to a U.S. strike against China. Australia has far too much to lose and little to gain from such a scenario. | Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. | 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 atten…

Anonymous765 (2021-04-29). The Resistance Never Ends! Join SouthFront In This Dark Age Of Censorship! southfront.org | : | : | THE DARK AGE OF CENSORSHIP AND GLOBALIST TOTALITARIANISM IS HERE. | : | In the first half of 2021, globalist forces carried out a new large-scale attac…

Lawrence Wittner (2021-04-29). Amid Widespread Disease, Death, and Poverty, the Major Powers Increased Their Military Spending in 2020. globalresearch.ca The existence of widespread poverty in the world's mightiest military powers …

Lawrence Wittner (2021-04-29). The Major Powers Increased Their Military Spending in 2020. zcomm.org Perhaps, someday, people will ask whether increasing preparations for war was the best these governments could do as their populations sank into widespread disease, death, and poverty…

Mike Whitney (2021-04-29). The Covid-19 "Experimental" mRNA Vaccine. Are You Being Told the Truth? globalresearch.ca *** | The American people are not being told the truth about …

WSWS (2021-04-29). Study from Omaha, Nebraska shows vast failure to detect COVID-19 in schools. wsws.org The study found that infection rates in three schools were almost six times higher for students and two-and-a-half times higher for staff than what was recorded through self-initiated tests and reporting.

WSWS (2021-04-29). After two deaths in one week at Sterling Stamping Plant, autoworkers describe dangerous conditions inside Stellantis factories. wsws.org To date, United Auto Workers Local 1264 has not publicly acknowledged Mark Bruce's death from COVID-19, even though it has regularly issued death notices in recent months on its Facebook page.

Ashley Frawley (2021-04-29). So Now 'COVID Anxiety Syndrome' Is a Thing? globalresearch.ca Hope is for fools: a new study claims that people are …

HART (2021-04-29). COVID-19: An Overview of the Evidence. globalresearch.ca The '

Ciarán McCollum (2021-04-29). Legal Worries on EU's 'Green Certificates' for COVID Travel. globalresearch.ca An instrument of unusual significance is quietly on its way to …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-04-29). Brazil Surpasses 400 Thousand Deaths by Covid-19, but There May Have Been Many More. libya360.wordpress.com Gabriel Valery Burial of victim of Covid-19 at Sà£o Joà£o Municipal Cemetery in Porto Alegre (RS) — Silvio Avila/AFP Last 100,000 deaths were recorded in a 36-day interval; Fiocruz points out that numbers may be higher Brazil has surpassed the mark of 400,000 deaths by covid-19. More precisely, 401,186 lost their lives, according to official…

news.un (2021-04-29). Vaccinated Europeans now outnumber those infected by COVID, but 'threat remains present'. news.un.org Just over 460 days since the first COVID-19 cases were reported in Europe, more citizens living in the region have now been vaccinated, than the number infected, and although new cases and hospitalizations are falling, "the threat remains present", a senior UN health official said on Thursday.

Staff (2021-04-29). Iran COVID-19 update: 19,899 new cases, 385 deaths. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) — According to the Public Relations Department of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, a number of 385 people died of the coronavirus, COVID-19, in the past 24 hours.

Staff (2021-04-29). Eastern borders must be controlled against Indian COVID entry. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (MNA) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for the eastern borders of Iran to be meticulously controlled in order to stop COVID-19 from entering the country, so that it would not face a condition like that of the UK coronavirus.

ecns.cn (2021-04-29). India's Rajasthan chief minister tests positive for COVID-19. ecns.cn Chief Minister of India's western state of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot Thursday tested positive for COVID-19.

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 (2021-04-29). Hong Kong reports zero new local infection of COVID-19. ecns.cn Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported Thursday no new local infection of COVID-19.The CHP said in a statement that there were 15 imported cases, taking Hong Kong's total tally to 11,770.

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.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-29). 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 (2021-04-29). 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 …

Esther Honig (2021-04-29). The Story Behind Your Salad: Farmworkers, Covid-19, and a Dangerous Commute. thenation.com The Story Behind Your Salad: Farmworkers, Covid-19, and a Dangerous Commute…

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 (2021-04-29). China slams EU report on COVID-19 disinformation. ecns.cn The Chinese Mission to the European Union (EU) has slammed the European External Action Service (EEAS) for accusing China of disinformation regarding COVID-19. The mission said, "a disinformation report that has no factual basis is in itself an example of disinformation."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-04-29). As Coronavirus Ravages India, Senate Dems Urge US Pharma Firms to Share Vaccine Tech. commondreams.org Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is leading a group of Democratic senators calling on U.S. Big Pharma firms to expand global Covid-19 vaccine access by sharing technology and lifting intellectual property barriers. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

ecns.cn (2021-04-29). Over 243 mln COVID-19 vaccine doses administered across China. ecns.cn More than 243.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Wednesday, the National Health Commission said Thursday.

Penza News (2021-04-29). Foreign Experts Assess Benefits Of Russia's Sputnik V Coronavirus Vaccine — Analysis. eurasiareview.com The Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, Russia's sovereign wealth fund) announced that the Sputnik V vaccine demonstrated efficacy of 97.6%, based on the analysis of data on the infection rate of coronavirus among those in Russia vaccinated with both components of Sputnik V. | "The Ministry of Health of Russia maintains a register of persons who have been vaccinated, as well as citizens who have got infected with COVID as part of the Unified State Information System in Healthcare. Ac…

Travis Gettys (2021-04-29). GOP supervisor's COVID-19 vaccine "tracking devices" question met with laughs. salon.com The California health official needed a second to "compose" himself following the question…

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.

Makia Freeman (2021-04-29). Ten Things You Need to Know about the Experimental COVID mRNA Vaccines. globalresearch.ca First published on January 13, 2021 Experimental COVID Vaccines are coming to town, being rolled out worldwide as the transhumanistic New World Order (NWO) agenda dictates. This next phase of the COVID scamdemic is an incredibly dangerous one — …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-29). 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 …

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 (2021-04-29). Cambodia receives 3rd batch of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine. ecns.cn A plane carrying the third batch of China-donated Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the capital of Cambodia Wednesday night.

ecns.cn (2021-04-29). Bangladesh approves proposal of producing Russian, Chinese COVID-19 vaccines. ecns.cn The Bangladeshi government on Wednesday gave the greenlight to a proposal of producing Chinese and Russian COVID-19 vaccines in the country.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-04-29). Influenza Vaccination Linked to Higher COVID Death Rates. globalresearch.ca Vaccines can in some cases trigger more serious illness when exposed …

John W. Whitehead (2021-04-29). 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 …

ecns.cn (2021-04-29). Chinese peacekeeping medical team treat injured child in Lebanon. ecns.cn A Lebanese child was accidentally injured near the base of the 19th batch of Chinese peacekeeping medical detachment to Lebanon on Tuesday. The detachment provided medical assistance in time. Doctor He Guoping and nurse Li Li successfully performed debridement and suture operation for the injured.

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-04-29). Venezuela Mourns Longtime Chavista Leader Aristóbulo Istúriz. venezuelanalysis.com "The professor," as he was known, held several high-ranking posts in the last 20 years and was a key figure in the Bolivarian Revolution.

Moss Robeson (2021-04-29). Ukrainian ultranationalist lobby flaunts influence over Biden, blocks top Russia expert's appointment. thegrayzone.com Demonstrating the power the ultranationalist Ukraine lobby has attained in Biden's Washington, the White House has withdrawn consideration of esteemed Russia specialist Matthew Rojansky Matthew Rojansky is the head of the Kennan Institute, a notable think tank at the US government-funded Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. Despite his well-established expertise on Russia and lengthy record of leadership on the issue, he has been judged "too soft" to work in the Biden White House. An increasingly influential element …

Lee Fang (2021-04-29). Hollywood Lobbyists Intervene Against Sharing Vaccine Technology. zcomm.org Industries that rely on copyright enforcement want to limit the scope of the World Trade Organization waiver…

commondreams (2021-04-29). People's Action, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Cori Bush, and Sunrise Movement Host National Day of Action for Green New Deal. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Norman Solomon (2021-04-29). Reporting from Around the World, Reese Erlich Was a Beacon of Independent Journalism. counterpunch.org When Reese Erlich died in early April, we lost a global reporter who led by example. During five decades as a progressive journalist, Reese created and traveled an independent path while avoiding the comfortable ruts dug by corporate media. When people in the United States read or heard his reporting from more than 50 countries,

Norman Solomon (2021-04-29). Reporting from Around the World, Reese Erlich Was a Beacon of Independent Journalism. indybay.org He challenged "the basic assumptions of empire"

Anthony Grasso (2021-04-29). The Supreme Court Just Made It Easier to Sentence Children to Life in Prison. commondreams.org Progressives must challenge this cruel U.S. Supreme Court opinion, writes Prof. Anthony Grasso, "but relying on rehabilitative discourse to challenge juvenile life-without-parole sentencing could be a risky strategy. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

News Spread (2021-04-29). Vegan And Other Nonviolence News. indybay.org Smithfield pollution, chicken rights, Supreme Court and other news…

_____ (2021-04-29). The Variable Relationships Between Worker Centers And Unions. popularresistance.org Like many immigrant workers, Pascual Tapia, a late-night janitor at a Target store in Minneapolis, was a victim of wage theft. He often worked 56 hours a week, but he was hardly ever paid time and a half for overtime. And like many immigrant workers in the Twin Cities, he turned to a highly regarded worker center for help: CTUL, the Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (the Center of United Workers in Struggle). | Tapia was delighted when CTUL won over $1,000 in back pay for him as part of the more than $1 million in settlements it won from cleaning contractors for Target and other big-box stores. But Tapia,…

Latino Rebels (2021-04-29). Immigrant Youth Tell Biden It's Time to 'Go Bold, Go Big, Go Now' on a Pathway to Citizenship. latinorebels.com We're turning up the pressure even more to tell President Biden and Democrats that we need citizenship now. Now is the time to go big and go bold for our communities by stopping all detentions and deportations and providing a broad pathway to citizenship for millions of people in the infrastructure package," said Luz Chavez, Maryland Youth Organizer at United We Dream and a DACA recipient.

sputniknews (2021-04-29). 'It Could Destroy the US': Trump Slams Biden for Ignoring 'Out of Control' Border Crisis. sputniknews.com The White House is still avoiding using the term "crisis" when it comes to discussing the migrant surge at the US-Mexico border, referring to the spike as "cyclical" and "seasonal" instead.

Ayendy Bonifacio (2021-04-29). OPINION: We Must Think About Vaccine Trust From the Perspectives of Undocumented Migrants. latinorebels.com Misinformation and historical trauma make it less likely for undocumented communities and families in mixed-status households to trust the vaccine and any record-keeping around it.

Arab News (2021-04-29). Russia's Expanding Footprint In The Middle East — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Talmiz Ahmad* | Over the last month or so, the shadow of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has loomed large across the Middle East. In March, he visited the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. He was soon back in the region, visiting Egypt and Iran on April 12-13. | Russia became a key player in the Middle East when it brought its armed forces into Syria in September 2015 to prevent externally sponsored regime change. Having achieved this fairly quickly, its diplomatic canvas has broadened to include all the regional states, with which it is building substantial ties in the areas of energy, economics and defe…

Noam Chomsky (2021-04-29). SOS Earth is a Mess. zcomm.org Interview on on the ways democracy has changed and been constrained in the United States…

WSWS repost (2021-04-29). 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.

Dr. Leon Tressell (2021-04-29). Award-winning Journalist Julian Assange Languishes in a British Super Max Prison at the Behest of the Biden Regime. globalresearch.ca The United States and its NATO allies have weaponised the issue …

F. William Engdahl (2021-04-29). What's Not Being Said About the Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine. "Human Guinea Pigs"? globalresearch.ca The Pharma giant Pfizer use an experimental technology known as gene editing, specifically mRNA gene-editing, something never before used in vaccines. Before we rush to get jabbed in hopes of some immunity, we should know more about the radical experimental technology and its lack of precision.

Rosa Miriam Elizalde (2021-04-29). Cambios en Cuba. globalizacion.ca Recuerdo los epitafios escritos por adelantado hace 30 años. Mientras se desmoronaba la Unión de Repúblicas Socialistas Soviéticas, los sabios de la tribu vaticinaban que Cuba no resistiría sin el oro de Moscú ni podría soportar la entropía del socialismo…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-29). NATO nations wage hidden war in Mali. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATO nations wage hidden war in MaliRick Rozoff With the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union and the socialist bloc it led, the world witnessed what some termed the unipolar moment and others the end of history. No entity benefited more from the opening up of the world than …

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-04-29). NATO Nations Wage Hidden War in Mali. libya360.wordpress.com Rick Rozoff Photo: Donald Sparks/AFRICOM With the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union and the socialist bloc it led, the world witnessed what some termed the unipolar moment and others the end of history. No entity benefited more from the opening up of the world than the Pentagon. It…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-29). NATO Nations Wage Hidden War in Mali. news.antiwar.com With the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union and the socialist bloc it led, the world witnessed what some termed the unipolar moment and others the end of history. No entity benefited more from the opening up of the world than the Pentagon. It immediately insinuated itself into every …

Staff (2021-04-29). Ambassador Adán Chávez Praises the Work of China's Communist Party. orinocotribune.com The Communist Party of China (CCP) has been fundamental in the social and economic development achieved by the Asian country in recent decades, said Adán Chávez, vice president of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), reported Xinhua. | "There are one hundred years of fruitful work, of great achievements, of enormous advances for the happiness of the Chinese people," Chávez, who is also Venezuela's ambassador to Cuba, told Xinhua, referring to the centenary of the founding of the CCP to be celebrated in July. | Chávez, who visited China four times between 2017 and 2019, asserted that the strong leadersh…

Permanent Revolution repost (2021-04-29). Comments on David North and Joseph Kishore's Letter. indybay.org Peter Ross explains why he believes the Socialist Equality Party slandered Shuvu Batta.

Observer Research Foundation (2021-04-29). There Are No Winners In Afghanistan — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Jeff M. Smith* | The U.S. has all the watches, but we have all the time." This quote, sometimes attributed to a captured Taliban fighter, is among the handful of now-famous anecdotes produced by the Afghan War. "The U.S. hasn't fought a 20-year war in Afghanistan. It has fought 20 one-year wars in Afghanistan," is another likely to make its way to the annals of history. | Similarly, for at least the past 10 years it seems there have been at least ten different debates on the U.S. role in Afghanistan: Should we stay? Should we go? Should we switch strategies? | In 2015, I weighed in on one of those debates,…

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-04-29). New Railway and Canal Connection Will Transform Serbia into Key Transportation and Energy Hub. globalresearch.ca The reconstruction of a railway line from Belgrade to the border …

Yanis Iqbal (2021-04-29). How Syria Acted as a Regressive Force in the Lebanese Civil War. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — Apr 27, 2021 | April 9, 1976. The Syrian military intervened in Lebanon to fight against the National Movement (NM) and Palestinians. Kamal Jumblatt — the leader of the NM — was too radical for the liking of Damascus. With his anti-Zionist leanings, he could easily provoke Israel into invading Lebanon — increasing the strategic vulnerability of Syria. Thus, Hafez al-Assad — with the tacit consent of the US — proceeded to thwart any possibility of a leftist regime coming to power in Beirut. Tokenistic elections are held on May 16, 1976 under the watch of Syrian t…

Roger Harris (2021-04-29). US Role Behind the Defeat of Ecuador's Leftist Presidential Candidate. zcomm.org Please Help ZNet Source: Orinoco Tribune 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

Pasqualina Curcio (2021-04-29). The Private Sector in Venezuela — Myth and Reality. orinocotribune.com By Pasqualina Curcio — Apr 25, 2021 | There are many myths about the private sector in Venezuela, the best known referring to its unquestionable efficiency. The following phrases are part of this mythology: "unlike the public sector, which is inefficient and corrupt, the private sector is the only guarantee of development" or "the only one that could get us out of this crisis is the private sector, and if it is foreign, big and transnational, even better" or "the only way to overcome poverty is with foreign private investment". In Venezuela, the most popular myth of these times is the one summarized in the f…

Editorial Team (2021-04-29). Union takes Tories to the High Court. challenge-magazine.org The High Court will be looking into Boris Johnson's decision to not remove Priti Patel from her post after she was found to be bullying civil servants. Sir Alex Allen the head of standards for the Prime Minister found that Patel had been bullying civil servants explaining "on occasions… amounted to behaviour that can be described as bullying in terms of the impact felt". Sir Allen has since resigned from his post after Johnson ignored the recommendations in his report regarding the bullying scandal. | The court will be hearing if Johnson has broken ministerial code by not removing Patel from her post. Johnso…

Emir Sader (2021-04-29). El topo vuelve con Lula, Alberto Fernández y López Obrador. globalizacion.ca Yo había tomado la imagen histórica del viejo topo para reflejar el movimiento de revoluciones en historia, en mi libro El nuevo topo: los caminos de la izquierda latinoamericana. El bicho no deja de moverse, bajo tierra, aunque, durante un…

Karl Grossman (2021-04-29). Space weaponization "cannot be walked back" nationofchange.org "It's time for arms control planning to address the issues raised by this drift toward militarization of space."

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-04-29). California officials shed light on Nestlé taking millions of gallons of public water. nationofchange.org "These are people who just want to make money, but they've already dried up the upper Strawberry Creek and they've done a lot of damage."

_____ (2021-04-29). How We Can Place The Wellbeing Economy At The Heart Of Our Cities. popularresistance.org Once upon a time, the growth of a country's Gross Domestic Product would actually lead to social progress. In the first few decades after the Second World War, growth was invested in collective institutions like health and education systems. Tax rates were progressive and growth was directed to those who needed it most. | Unfortunately, this so-called 'Golden Age of Capitalism' did not last very long. Within a few decades, we managed to shift to an economic system dictated by market fundamentalism. "We have been undermining our collective institutions, tax rates have been cut down for the very wealthiest and scie…

Orlando Delgado Selley (2021-04-29). Impuestos a la riqueza: Un comienzo necesario. globalizacion.ca La extrema desigualdad en América Latina y el Caribe es un obstáculo para un sistema democrático capaz de garantizar derechos a toda la población. La riqueza acumulada en unas cuantas familias les permite influir para aprovechar las políticas públicas, obstaculizando…

àÅngel Guerra Cabrera (2021-04-29). Cuba: Un congreso del pueblo. globalizacion.ca Raúl Castro es la figura principal animadora del octavo congreso del PCC, el congreso de la continuidad revolucionaria, como ha sido conocido en Cuba. Y es, claro, mucho más. No es posible en esta breve reseña de la reunión glosar…

_____ (2021-04-29). For Social And Environmental Justice, Words Don't Cut It. popularresistance.org Not so long ago, business was business. | The vast majority of corporations happily functioned according to the doctrine of economist Milton Freidman, who believed a company's sole responsibility was to make gobs of money for its shareholders to roll around in. And, whether due to ideology or cynicism, few expected anything more from the business world. | Today, corporate executives have taken to substituting the word shareholder with "stakeholder," a buzzword for the broader group that also includes customers, employees, even neighboring communities. But companies that espouse the "interests of all stakeholders"

Barbara Nimri Aziz (2021-04-29). Palestinian Prisoners — An Ongoing Struggle for Justice. globalresearch.ca Today 04.27.2021,

WSWS (2021-04-29). FBI agents raid home, office of Rudy Giuliani. wsws.org The highly unusual early morning raid against the former US attorney and New York mayor is a sign of the ongoing conflicts within the ruling class…

Dean Baker (2021-04-29). CEO Pay Doesn't Necessarily Align With Shareholder Interests, Even if it is in Stock Options. counterpunch.org A New York Times piece on soaring CEO pay at one point noted how attaching most CEO pay to stock options is supposed to align CEO pay with shareholder interests: "Executives at publicly traded companies receive most of their compensation in stock, an arrangement intended to align pay with the performance of a company's share

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-29). Morocco: U.S. to lead war games after 30-year ceasefire with Western Sahara ends. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Morocco: U.S. to lead war games after 30-year ceasefire with Western Sahara ends Rick Rozoff The U.S. and NATO and African military allies are now planning this year's iteration of the annual African Lion war games in Morocco and adjoining countries. The largest military exercise in Africa. Military planners from U.S. Army Africa/Southern European Task Force were in the Moroccan city of …

WSWS (2021-04-29). Australian government upgrades northern military bases following "drums of war" call. wsws.org Morrison's announcement came after the Home Affairs Department secretary declared the country must be prepared "to send off, yet again, our warriors to fight."

Tom Conway (2021-04-29). Why workers Memorial Day is a national call to action. nationofchange.org "The goal for every one of our team members is to ensure all of our brothers and sisters go home safely to their families each and every day."

Nurse Andrea (2021-04-29). ICU Nurse Speaks Out Against Sensationalized Third Wave. globalresearch.ca The following is the third in a

WSWS (2021-04-29). Support grows for striking faculty at Oregon Institute of Technology. wsws.org Dozens of faculty, staff and students showed their support on picket lines in the first days of the strike at the main OIT campus in Klamath Falls, a small city in the southern part of Oregon near Medford.

WSWS (2021-04-29). Book-burning comes to America. wsws.org In a major act of censorship, publisher W.W. Norton has announced its decision to "permanently" remove Blake Bailey's biography of American novelist Philip Roth (1933—2018) from print.

WSWS (2021-04-29). UK: Fire and rehire contract deadline nears for striking Go North West bus drivers. wsws.org Unite the union has isolated the dispute based on pleas directed to the company to lift the fire and rehire contracts and accept its own proposed £1.3 million in cuts.

Sharon Johnson (2021-04-29). Helping Small Businesses Survive. progressive.org There is much that states and communities can do to stop the hurt.

_____ (2021-04-29). Police Killing Black Americans Amounts To Crimes Against Humanity. popularresistance.org The systematic killing and maiming of unarmed African Americans by police amount to crimes against humanity that should be investigated and prosecuted under international law, an inquiry into US police brutality by leading human rights lawyers from around the globe has found. | A week after the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder in George Floyd's death, the unabated epidemic of police killings of Black men and women in the US has now attracted scorching international attention. | In a devastating report running to 188 pages, human rights experts from 11 countries hold the US a…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-29). The freedom of this country has been stolen. peoplesdispatch.org Abahlali, a movement that fights for land, housing and dignified living, organized a commemoration of 'Unfreedom Day' to draw awareness to the injustices and inequalities still faced by the masses in South Africa…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-29). US orders its staff to leave embassy in Kabul fearing rise in violence. peoplesdispatch.org The Joe Biden administration has decided to withdraw all remaining US troops from Afghanistan by September 11. However, reports indicate a number of US personnel could remain in different capacities, along with mercenaries…

Pedro Pierre (2021-04-29). Ecuador — Y no nos dimos cuenta del "golpe blando" globalizacion.ca En los muchos comentarios sobre las elecciones, poco se ha hablado de un golpe de Estado que se califica de 'blando', es decir suave, porque nos han domesticado. Tan suave que no aparecen los autores, tan blando que todavía no…

WSWS (2021-04-29). French officers back far-right generals' letter threatening military coup. wsws.org If such overt threats of a military coup are circulating, it is because preparations for a coup are being discussed, and made, at top layers of the state machine.

Waging Nonviolence (2021-04-29). How Organizers can fight back against Corporate Greenwashing and Climate 'Inactivism'. juancole.com By Selina Gallo-Cruz | — ( Waging Nonviolence) — When communities around the country carried out annual clean-ups and tree-plantings in celebration of a now 51-year old Earth Day, industries, too, lined up to pledge their commitment to "go green." But the savvy, often subtle deception of these market strategies to promote companies as engaging …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-29). Multiple privacy violations by FBI raise concern in US. peoplesdispatch.org Recently revealed documents from one of the most secretive courts in the United States showed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was guilty of multiple violations of privacy during surveillance. The redacted documents declassified from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC or the FISA Court) were released on Monday, April 26 by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), revealing that the FBI has repeatedly conducted warrantless surveillance on US citizens. | The document is a certification report by the FISC dating back to November 2020. The FISC was established under the…

Gary Olson (2021-04-29). The Arc of the Moral Universe? dissidentvoice.org On April 21, police in Elizabeth City, North Carolina executed Andrew Brown. According to a private autopsy, he was shot five times, including the "kill shot" to the back of his head whil;e his hands were on the steering wheel of his car. Seven officers equipped with body cameras were at the scene but only …

_____ (2021-04-29). Advocates Welcome DOJ Hate Crimes Charges In Ahmaud Arbery Killing. popularresistance.org Racial justice advocates welcomed Wednesday's announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice that three men imprisoned in Georgia on murder and other charges in connection with the death of unarmed Black man Ahmaud Arbery last February also have been charged with federal hate crimes and attempted kidnapping. | According to a DOJ statement, Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and William 'Roddie' Bryan "were each charged with one count of interference with rights and with one count of attempted kidnapping." | "Travis and Gregory McMichael were also charged with one count each of using, carrying, and br…

splcenter (2021-04-29). Vote Your Voice: SPLC awards $11.3 million to 55 civic groups across Deep South. splcenter.org &nbsp…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-29). 100 days of strike: Texprint workers in Italy demand rights and dignity. peoplesdispatch.org The workers of textile printing company Texprint srl. in Prato, Italy, have been on strike since January 18 demanding the reduction of their exploitative 12-hour daily work shifts to a maximum of eight hours per day…

Ronald Newman (2021-04-29). Biden Must Make the Current Enhanced Child Tax Credit Permanent. aclu.org *This op-ed was originally Two children could be born on the same day in Anytown, USA. | Both born to loving families, healthy and at an average weight of seven pounds. However, one child is born into poverty and the other is not. The child born into poverty is more likely to experience toxic stress, suffer from environmental exposure to lead, develop diseases like asthma and experience trauma. | Growing up, the child is more likely to live in a school district with low-qua…

Tom Engelhardt (2021-04-29). Tomgram: Engelhardt, War Is Peace, Peace Is War. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. American-Style War 'til the End of Time? A Lifetime "at War" By Tom Engelhardt 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 …

Staff (2021-04-29). In 2017 JP Morgan Called Bitcoin a Fraud, But in 2021 It Is Creating a Bitcoin Fund. orinocotribune.com JP Morgan Chase has decided to create an actively managed bitcoin fund for wealthy clients, according to a report by CoinDesk. | JPMorgan's bitcoin fund could launch as early as this summer, two sources told CoinDesk. Institutional bitcoin store NYDIG will serve as custody provider for JPMorgan, a third source said. | The report comes as the cryptocurrency rebounded from last week's losses on Monday, and its price rose above $55,000. | If conf…

WSWS (2021-04-29). ExxonMobil prepares to lock out hundreds of workers at Beaumont, Texas refinery. wsws.org The US-based multinational is already hiring potential strikebreakers ahead of preparations to lock out 650 workers unless they capitulate to its demands for further givebacks.

The Associated Press (2021-04-29). Family Denounces Police Custody Death of Mario Gonzalez in California. latinorebels.com OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family of an unarmed 26-year-old San Francisco Bay Area man is struggling to understand how a minor confrontation with police led to his death on the same day a jury in Minneapolis began considering similar circumstances in the George Floyd case.

_____ (2021-04-29). Court Rules Germany Must Tighten Climate Law. popularresistance.org Berlin – Germany must update its climate law by the end of next year to set out how it will bring carbon emissions down nearly to zero by 2050, its top court ruled on Thursday, siding with a young woman who argued rising sea levels would engulf her family farm. | The court concluded that a law passed in 2019 had failed to make sufficient provision for cuts beyond 2030, casting a shadow over a signature achievement of Chancellor Angela Merkel's final term in office. | "The challenged provisions do violate the freedoms of the complainants, some of whom are still very young," the court said in a statement. "The prov…

WSWS (2021-04-29). Steelworkers reject company ultimatum and continue ATI strike. wsws.org The 1,300 steelworkers are determined to continue their strike against the specialty steel maker while the United Steelworkers union continues to isolate the strikers.

Nicolas J S Davies (2021-04-29). 'We Kill People with Sanctions': An Interview with Denis Halliday. progressive.org The former assistant secretary general of the United Nations addresses why the United States—along with the Security Council—is still the main roadblock to a less destructive world.

Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi (2021-04-29). Video: "Blood Clots and Beyond" globalresearch.ca In February, 2021, Professor Sucharit Bhakdi, M.D. and a number …

WSWS (2021-04-29). Steelworkers reject company ultimatum and continue strike. wsws.org 1,300 steelworkers are determined to continue their strike against specialty steel maker ATI while the United Steelworkers continues to isolate the strikers.

Claire Latané (2021-04-29). Let's Keep Teaching Outdoors. progressive.org Disease prevention is just one of many reasons to educate kids outdoors.

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-29). Largest since World War II: Massive U.S.-led war games move to the Balkans. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Largest since World War II: Massive U.S.-led war games move to the BalkansRick Rozoff The DEFENDER-Europe 2021 military exercises led by U.S. Army Europe and Africa which began a month and a half ago and are scheduled to run through June, are now concentrating on the Balkans. In all the Pentagon has reported that the …

WSWS (2021-04-29). US Fed a "long way" from withdrawing massive financial support for Wall Street. wsws.org There is nervousness in financial markets that they have become so dependent on the outflow of cheap money that any winding back could see significant turbulence.

Zach El Parece (2021-04-29). Latest Bizarre Chapter of "War on Drugs": U.S. Special Forces Train Drug Cartel Enforcers Linked to Rape, Torture and Decapitation of Victims. covertactionmagazine.com Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) has become one of the most feared paramilitaries in Mexico over the last decade. Images of the group have become the standard depiction of the Mexican cartel writ large. Their propaganda videos often feature groups of masked men bristling with enough small arms to make them formidable against even conventional …

WSWS (2021-04-29). North Carolina judge refuses to release body-cam footage of police killing of Andrew Brown Jr. wsws.org Hundreds of residents of Elizabeth City, population 18,000, have been protesting in the streets since Brown's murder last week and demanding that the body-camera footage from the shooting be released to the public.

Dr. Meryl Nass (2021-04-29). Masking and Microns. A Virus can Easily "Squeeze Through" the Pores of A Surgical Mask. globalresearch.ca For a mask to work, it needs to filter out particles. …

WSWS (2021-04-29). US educators and school workers call for the building of the ICFI's May Day Rally. wsws.org Educators and school employees across the US spoke with the WSWS about their decision to attend the upcoming May Day Rally, and the importance of building independent rank-and-file committees.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-04-29). Reflections on Cuba's Black Radical History, Revolutionary Health, and Grassroots Media. libya360.wordpress.com Semassa Boko and Jeanette Charles It is vitally necessary to bridge the gap in knowledge and dismantle US misinformation campaigns against Cuba's realities for international English-speaking audiences. "We wanted to reach a young audience in the United States that is not typically exposed to engaging and in-depth stories about Latin America and US policy in the region."…

Sustainability Times (2021-04-29). How Renewables could Forestall an Egypt-Sudan-Ethiopia War over the Grand Renaissance Nile Dam. juancole.com By Laureen Fagan | — ( Sustainability Times) — Renewable sources have the power when it comes to the energy future of East Africans, but they also may prove a solution to a complicated diplomatic and geopolitical problem. That's according to scientists at Belgium's Vrije Universiteit Brussel, who say that adding solar and wind energy …

news.un (2021-04-29). Increased cancer risk for petroleum industry workers and people living near plants: New UN study. news.un.org People working in the petroleum industry or living near petroleum facilities are at increased risk of developing several different cancer types, according to a new report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARCWHO), part of the UN World Health Organization (WHO).

news.un (2021-04-29). Madagascar edges toward famine, UN food agency appeals for assistance. news.un.org An unrelenting drought in southern Madagascar, an island State off the East African coast in the Indian Ocean, is forcing hundreds of thousands to the brink of famine at a scale "beyond belief", a senior UN food agency official said on Thursday.

news.un (2021-04-29). UN chief pledges to fight for all Cypriots, as impasse remains. news.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres pledged on Thursday that he would continue to represent the interests of all Cypriots in future talks on the divided Mediterranean island, as an informal effort to break the impasse ended, without finding common ground.

John Cavanagh — Sarah Anderson (2021-04-29). Why Biden Should Go Bigger, Bolder and Faster in Spending and Tax Plans. counterpunch.org The Biden administration has crafted two major legislative packages aimed at making our economy more equitable, sustainable, caring, and better prepared for future crises. Last month, the president unveiled his American Jobs Plan, which requests about $2.3 trillion over eight years to modernize the nation's infrastructure, with most of the costs to be covered by

WSWS (2021-04-29). Russian foreign minister warns of a new "cold war" wsws.org Despite the recent pullback of Russian troops from the border with Ukraine, the conflict between Washington and Moscow continues and the New York Times continues to promote the right-wing oppositionist Alexei Navalny.

_____ (2021-04-29). Biden's Anti-Eurasian Green Delusion and America's Race to Irrelevance. strategic-culture.org The gods have certainly made those elites managing the west mad, but whether or not the entire world will have to pay the price of their insanity yet remains to be seen. | Many people couldn't help but laugh when Biden

_____ (2021-04-29). The U.S. Congress Turns on Itself: Censuring and Threats of Expulsion Proliferating. strategic-culture.org Recently there have been some appalling cases that underline how far the American Congress has separated itself from any tangible national interest. | Mark Twain once wrote that "It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress." Some developments over the past several weeks would certainly support that judgement if one regards a country's legislative body as a mechanism intended to benefit the public that it is elected to serve. The hypocrisy of America's two major parties is something to behold, with corruption at a level that is rarely a…

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