Daily Archives: April 3, 2021

2021-04-03: News Headlines

_____ (2021-04-03). Scheer Intelligence: What Is It About The Democrats' Love Of War? popularresistance.org Nearly two full decades into the Afghanistan War, with just a month left before the United States under President Trump had agreed to withdraw its remaining troops from Afghanistan at long last, it seems Joe Biden is going to backtrack on his predecessor's promise. At his first press conference as U.S. president, Biden stated, "It's going to be hard to meet the May 1 deadline," citing "tactical" and safety concerns regarding the 2,500 soldiers left on the ground in Afghanistan. Maj. Danny Sjursen, a historian and veteran of America's two longest wars, joins Robert Scheer on this week's installment of "Scheer Inte…

RT (2021-04-03). US ends Trump-era sanctions & visa restrictions on International Criminal Court personnel imposed for Afghanistan war crimes probe. rt.com The US has lifted sanctions on an International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor as well as visa restrictions on other officials, calling the Trump-era actions "inappropriate and ineffective." | In June 2020, then-president Donald Trump authorized sanctions and visa restrictions against ICC personnel in a highly controversial move. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda — who was trying to investigate potential war crimes in Afghanistan — would go on to be sanctioned, as well as the ICC's head of its Jurisdiction, Complementary, and Cooperation Division, Phakiso Mochochoko. Bensouda's US entry visa was also revoke…

RT (2021-04-03). Cher ridiculed for claiming she 'could've HELPED' George Floyd had she 'been there' — told 'singing songs doesn't erase racism'. rt.com Singer and vocal liberal Cher found herself trending on Twitter and being accused of white-savior fantasies, after she tweeted a bizarre message saying she "could've helped" George Floyd. | "Was talking With Mom & She Said 'I Watched Trial Of Policeman Who Killed George Floyd,& Cried,'" Cher tweeted during the ongoing trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. | Also on rt.com | | It was the second part of the Academy Award winner's me…

Fight Back (2021-04-03). Twin Cities students, activists demand justice for George Floyd and community control of the police. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On April 1, the Student Movement Activists of South High (SMASH), an affiliate of Students for a Democratic Society and the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar (TCC4J) held a bannering on the Martin Olav Sabo bridge. They unfurled two banners, one facing towards each side of oncoming traffic on Hiawatha Avenue. The banners read "Demand CPAC – Civilian Police Accountability Commission – community control of the police" and "Students demand justice 4 George Floyd – Black lives matter." The bannering lasted for around an hour, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. | Many cars passing below the bridge honked…

Moderator (2021-04-03). Medicare for All Could Save My Life. scheerpost.com Molly Adams / CC BY 2.0] By Phil Ateto / OtherWords I recently joined Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) as they introduced the Medicare for All Act of 2021 in Congress. For me and millions of Americans, this bill's passage would not only be life-changing — it could be life-saving. In 2010, I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer that affects the bone… |

_____ (2021-04-03). Kim Stanley Robinson's 'The Ministry For The Future'. popularresistance.org The Ministry for the Future (Orbit, 2020) is a magnificent novel but also an especially welcome resource for thinking about ecosocialist initiatives for a near-future global Green New Deal. Could not be more timely! This was my initial impression upon reading it last week. After some reflection, I am somewhat more critical but still highly recommend this novel for its inspiration and provocation — particularly because of how Kim Stanley Robinson (KSR) concretely addresses the radical transformation of real existing capitalism dominated by its militarized fossil legacy. Ministry should certainly be subject t…

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2021-04-03). Violence Escalates on the Border Between Venezuela and Colombia. globalresearch.ca Once again, tensions are rising on the border between Venezuela and …

Morgan Artyukhina (2021-04-03). WHO's COVID-19 Origins Team Member Says 'Demonstrably False' Attacks on Report 'Undermine Science'. orinocotribune.com Since before the the 12-nation team of scientists visited Wuhan, China, earlier this year in an attempt to discover the origins of the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, Western nations and corporate media outlets were claiming China would block their efforts, reviving politically useful but scientifically discredited conspiracy theories. | In the wake of the World Health Organization (WHO) team's report from Wuhan on the origins of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, the US and its allies have cried foul. They claim the Chinese government fouled their investigation after it failed to point t…

RT (2021-04-03). CNN analyst fears Americans may 'enjoy freedoms' without getting Covid jabs, unless Biden ties re-openings to vaccination. rt.com CNN medical analyst Leana Wen sounded the totalitarian alarm, warning that Americans may take back their pre-pandemic freedoms without being vaccinated if the Biden administration doesn't quickly make the jabs a precondition. | "We need to make it clear to them that the vaccine is the ticket back to pre-pandemic life," said Wen, who was previously president of Planned Parenthood, the largest US abortion provider. | Wen lamented to CNN host Chris Cuomo that many states have begun to fully reopen their economies and remove Covid-19 restrictions, leaving a "very narrow window" to tie normalization of everyday lif…

Ietza Bojorquez, Báltica Cabieses, Carlos Arósquipa, Juan Arroyo, Andrés Cubillos Novella, Michael Knipper, Miriam Orcutt, Ana Cristina Sedas, Karol Rojas (2021-04-03). [Comment] Migration and health in Latin America during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. thelancet.com COVID-19 has created a syndemic scenario that is deepening pre-existing structural inequalities for migrants in Latin American countries (LACs).1,2 LACs have been severely affected by COVID-19, and migrants are among the populations most impacted by the heightened humanitarian crisis across the region. Socioeconomic inequalities between migrants and local people have widened, and there are fears that progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be reversed.

Jonathan Kim (2021-04-03). Hundreds of houseless people evicted from Echo Park. zcomm.org The use of massive police force to evict the most vulnerable comes as special cruelty in the midst of the nation's worst pandemic…

Udani Samarasekera (2021-04-03). [World Report] New EU health programme comes into force. thelancet.com EU4Health, a ‚Ǩ5 ∑1 billion project spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, aims to strengthen the response to health crises and challenges across Europe. Udani Samarasekera reports.

Sung Yeon Choimorrow (2021-04-03). Support for families needs to be permanent. nationofchange.org "The pandemic didn't create the impossible conditions facing moms—it only exacerbated them."

www.academia.edu (2021-04-03). Two letters to the editor on the pandemic lockdown. indybay.org Our collective thinking has often been manipulated and corrupted (eg Vietnam, Iraq, Nicaragua, Iran). According to GlobalResearch.ca, the WHO made a late admission on Jan 20, 2021 that "the lockdown has no scientific basis" and test results are misleading. "Release the vaccines and put an end to the lockdown," urges Jens Berger, editor of nachdenkseiten.de.

Paul Anthony Taylor (2021-04-03). European Plans for 'Vaccine Passports' Were in Place 20 Months Prior to the Pandemic. Coincidence? globalresearch.ca With the world being told that so-called 'vaccine passports' will be …

The Lancet (2021-04-03). [Editorial] Racism in the USA: ensuring Asian American health equity. thelancet.com Racist anti-Asian incidents and rhetoric in the USA have been on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, by some accounts increasing as much as 150%. The horrific mass shooting on March 15, 2021, in which six of eight people killed in three spas in Atlanta, Georgia, were Asian women, has prompted urgent conversations about prejudice against Asian Americans. Organisations including the American Medical Association were swift to underscore that racism, in addition to gun violence, is a public health crisis.

Right to Health Action (2021-04-03). Sunday 4/11: Climate Justice & Planetary Health: Stopping the Next Pandemic. indybay.org Online teach-in…

news.un (2021-04-03). First Person: A diabetes fighter in Eswatini pours all her efforts into beating COVID-19. news.un.org Dumsile Mavuso, the founder and head of Eswatini's first national association for people with diabetes, is now bringing her knowledge and experience to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, in collaboration with the Government and the UN.

Makia Freeman (2021-04-03). WHO Pushes International Pandemic Treaty — Another Stepping Stone to World Government. globalresearch.ca The WHO is promoting a new international pandemic treaty to be …

otowenh (2021-04-03). Pope Needs to Send Easter Message to Biden on Assange. orinocotribune.com Francis the First thought of the WikiLeaks publisher languishing in his cell on Palm Sunday and should consider sending a second message, writes Elizabeth Vos. | Pope Francis delivered a message of support last Sunday to WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange after a hard night in Belmarsh prison, according to a After a hard night, Julian woke up this morning to a kind, personal message from Pope Francis

Graham Peebles (2021-04-03). Beyond COVID: The essential building blocks of a just world. nationofchange.org The qualities inherent in this global cleansing are perennial principles that many hold dear: sharing, cooperation, tolerance, understanding.

Zachary Conti (2021-04-03). Treasury Notifies Congress of $650 Billion Emergency Reserves to Fight Global COVID Crisis. indybay.org Washington DC —Treasury notified Congress of its support for $650 billion in IMF global reserves, also known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), to assist developing countries struggling with the coronavirus crisis. US law requires a ninety-day advance alert to Congress before the US votes for SDRs with the IMF board.

teleSUR (2021-04-03). Netherlands Halts Vaccination With Astrazeneca COVID-19 Vaccine. telesurenglish.net The Netherlands' Health Minister Hugo de Jonge announced a temporary suspension on the use of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for people below 60 years of age. | RELATED: | At least five cases of serious adverse effects in women between 25 and 65 years of age, one of whom died, were reported in the country. | The decision comes days after the German government also decided to halt inoculations with AstraZeneca's vaccines over concerns of "unusual blood clot…

_____ (2021-04-03). Vaccine Nationalism Is Putting World Health At Risk. popularresistance.org It's 9: 21pm, and the phones of journalists across South Africa are buzzing. The health department has just released the country's daily Covid-19 statistics in a WhatsApp message. | 'We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased.' The single line has been repeated in every statement, every night, for the last year. | Officially, 52,846 people in the country of almost 59 million have died of Covid-19 since the epidemic began in March. But experts warn that the true death toll could be in the hundreds of thousands. Today, just 0.4 percent of So…

Megan Redshaw (2021-04-03). 15 million J&J COVID Vaccines Thrown Away after Ingredient Mix-Up with AstraZeneca. globalresearch.ca Fifteen million doses of Johnson & Johnson (J&J's) vaccine

WSWS (2021-04-03). Baltimore Amazon workers: Amazon must provide all information relating to the death of Poushawn Brown! wsws.org Amazon should reveal all information it has regarding the working conditions and potential exposure of former warehouse COVID-19 tester Poushawn Brown to the appropriate authorities and the Brown family.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). 11,420 infections, 123 deaths in 24h. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 11,420 COVID-19 new infections and 123 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

Jordan Woll (2021-04-03). Chaos of capitalist production: 15 million vaccine doses ruined. liberationnews.org Most of the deficiencies cited in FDA investigation reports from 2020 indicate the lack of rigor that capitalism incentivizes with its "race to the bottom" profit motive.

Jose Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-04-03). Fake News Warfare in Venezuela: Now an Alleged Morgue Collapse Due to COVID-19. orinocotribune.com Friday, April 2, social media networks in Venezuela were once again the center of a debate in which users revealed a case of fake news. The action began with photographs that were circulated depicting an alleged "COVID-19 death surge" in the Bello Monte morgue in Caracas. | The issue became a trending topic at a time when the country is going through a second wave of coronavirus infections. On the same day, for example, 1,254 new positive cases, and 13 deaths from the illness were reported. |

Sharmila Devi (2021-04-03). [World Report] New Libyan Government faces health challenges. thelancet.com Interim Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah must deal with COVID-19, migration, and the legacy of 10 years of conflict. Sharmila Devi reports.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-03). Deprivation Is 'Driving' Covid-19 Ethnic Disparities. eurasiareview.com Deprivation among society at large is 'driving' Covid-19 disparities among minority ethnic groups – predominantly South Asian and Black African or Caribbean populations – and could be considered the main cause of disproportionate infection rates, hospitalization and deaths experienced by these populations, according to new analysis from the University of Leicester. | The study, supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) comes a day after a government-commissioned review concluded race and racism have become less important factors in explaining soci…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-03). Low Risk Of Researchers Passing Coronavirus To North American Bats. eurasiareview.com The risk is low that scientists could pass coronavirus to North American bats during winter research, according to a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey. Scientists find the overall risk to be 1 in 1,000 if no protective measures are taken, and the risk falls lower, to 1 in 3,333 or less, with proper use of personal protective equipment or if scientists test negative for COVID-19 before beginning research. | The research specifically looked at the potential transmission of SARS-CoV-2, which is the type of coronavirus that causes COVID-19, from people to bats. Scientists did not examine potential transm…

Gareth Iacobucci (2021-04-03). COVID-19: Mass Testing at UK Universities Is Haphazard and Unscientific: British Medical Journal (BMJ) Investigation. globalresearch.ca The costly rollout of screening for covid-19 among asymptomatic students at …

Arjun Walia (2021-04-03). The Top Four Reasons Why Many People, Doctors and Scientists Refuse to Take the COVID Vaccine. globalresearch.ca When you ask somebody why they are choosing to take the …

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). Gov. focusing on overcoming COVID. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — Combating the virus, overcoming the sanctions, focusing on people's livelihoods, and completing important economic projects are 4 important issues for the current government in its four last months, said the Iranian President.

Sarah Gold, Freedom Socialist Party (2021-04-03). Sunday 4/18: Environmental Destruction and the Ecosocialist Solution. indybay.org Online event | Please register in advance: | http: //bit.ly/ecosocialist-solution…

RT (2021-04-03). 'Commies with guns': Second Amendment is racially motivated, says ultra left-wing pro-gun group. rt.com The Socialist Rifle Association is steadily coming to prominence and has a fascinating take on gun culture in the US. They view owning firearms as on a par with providing disaster relief and feeding the homeless. | It's a side of the debate that most of the world has never heard. | The pro-gun lobby is the domain of right-wing, conservative Republicans in America. Or is it? | The

World Socialist Web Site (2021-04-03). Saturday 4/3: 150 years since the Paris Commune. indybay.org An online meeting streamed at wsws.org/live…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-03). The US-NATO War of Aggression against Yugoslavia. globalresearch.ca The US-NATO War of Aggression against Yugoslavia : | . | by Michel Chossudovsky: | Centre for Research on Globalization, | Global Research E-Book Series, | | Montreal, March 2021 | . | Copyright, Centre for Research on Globalization. 2021 | . | . |
| . | Preface: | . | Twenty-two years ago in …

Greg Palast (2021-04-03). Georgia's New Voting Law Is Rife With Hidden Horrors. zcomm.org The GOP believes Georgia's voters can't be trusted to choose their senators and governor. Rather, Republicans are counting on Jim Crow to "true the vote."

teleSUR (2021-04-03). Peru To Gradually Restart Face-To-Face Classes in Rural Areas. telesurenglish.net Peru's Education Minister Ricardo Cuenca informed that over 17,000 schools in rural areas will be able to progressively start on-site classes as of April 19. | RELATED: | Representing 15.9 percent of the country's schools, these educational institutions are mainly located in the Amazonas, Huanuco, Loreto, San Martin, and La Libertad departments. | After proper health certification, some 633,862 students and 52,619…

Juan Cole (2021-04-03). US Church Membership Falls Under 50 Percent. zcomm.org Many Millennials who become unchurched cite discomfort with the prejudice and discrimination against LGBTQ persons in churches…

Juan Cole (2021-04-03). Over objections of Dem Hawks, Biden agrees to indirect Talks with Iran in Vienna to return to the 2015 Nuclear Deal. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — AFP reports that an arrangement was reached at Friday's teleconference in Vienna between the current signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to mediate indirect talks between Iran and the United States next week. State Department spokesman Ned Price said that the US had agreed to participate in the discussions …

Juan Cole (2021-04-03). An Egyptian woman writer who dared: the Nawal El Saadawi I knew. juancole.com By Omnia Amin | — Throughout the Middle East and beyond, the name Nawal El Saadawi is not one that can be received with indifference. During her lifetime and even after her passing on 21 March 2021, the Egyptian author, physician and activist evokes intense feelings that range from love and respect to hatred and …

Vijay Prashad (2021-04-03). The Vaccine Must Be a Common Good for Humanity. zcomm.org Nearly three million people have reportedly been killed by the novel coronavirus (SAR-CoV-2) and upwards of 128 million people have been infected by the virus…

South Front (2021-04-03). Video: US Military Intervention and the Crisis in Northeastern Syria. globalresearch.ca The current state of affairs in northeastern Syria is bordering on …

Anonymous669 (2021-04-03). SDF Concludes First Phase Of Al-Hawl Camp Operation, Reveals Results (Video). southfront.org Screen grab from the Hawar News Agency (ANHA) video. | On April 2, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) concluded the first phase of their large-scale security-humanitarian operation in the notorious al-Hawl camp in northeastern Syria. | The operation that was launched on

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-03). Fewer African Students Came To Russia In 2020. eurasiareview.com As federal government scholarships are highly limited, Russia's educational institutions are ready to train more and more specialists on tuition paying basis for Africa. There are plans to boost the number of African students, but currently, approximately 60% of the total African students are on private contracts in the Russian Federation. | "The present and the future of Russia-Africa relations is not about charity, it's about co-development," stated Evgeny Primakov, Head of the Russian Federal Agency for International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo) and also a member of the Secretariat of the R…

teleSUR (2021-04-03). Mexico: Women Rights Activists Protest Over Femicides. telesurenglish.net Women rights activists took to the streets in Mexico City to protest recent femicides in the State of Quintana Roo and the murder of Salvadorean migrant Victoria Salazar. | RELATED: | Chanting "Victoria did not die, the police killed her!" and "My friends take care of me, not the police", activists marched from the Revolution Monument to the "Paseo de la Reforma" street. | NGO Marabunta Humanitarian Brigade accompanied the…

Arab News (2021-04-03). Why Myanmar's Massacres Shame The World — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Yossi Mekelberg* | When representatives of all UN member states met in 2005 for the World Summit, billed at the time as the "largest gathering of world leaders in history," and passed a resolution that set out the parameters for the Responsibility to Protect populations (R2P) from genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing, there was an air of togetherness and optimism that the journey toward eradicating these horrific phenomena had begun. | In the intervening years, this hope has been dented time and time again when such atrocities have been committed by some of the very countries t…

RFE RL (2021-04-03). Turkmenistan's Currency Slides Sharply To New Lows. eurasiareview.com ( The manat has been under pressure for months now, a slide blamed in part on a decrease in remittances sent by Turkmen migrant workers from Turkey to their families. | In mid-January, the manat was trading on the black market for around 27 or 28 to the dollar. | In recent weeks, however, the currency has slid further, and on April 3, RFE/R…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-03). Mediterranean Sea: Charity says 270 migrants stranded in 'critical' state. middleeasteye.net Mediterranean Sea: Charity says 270 migrants stranded in 'critical' state | Organisation Alarm Phone says coastguard, merchant ships have refused to rescue three boats off the coast of Italy | Sat, 04/03/2021 – 14: 56 | Sea Watch Italy posted photos on 2 April 2021 of boats carrying hundreds of people attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe (Sea Watch/Twitter) | Around 270 migrants…

Jessica Corbett (2021-04-03). 'It's Not a Border Crisis. It's an Imperialism Crisis… a Climate Crisis… a Trade Crisis.'. zcomm.org Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to social media Tuesday night with a detailed reminder of the root causes of Central Americans and other migrants seeking asylum at the United States' southern border…

Caitlin Johnstone (2021-04-03). Biden Passes Alzheimer's Test with Flying Colors, Silencing Doubters. orinocotribune.com By Caitlin Johnstone — Apr 1, 2021 | In a surprise move, President Biden During the test the president was asked to remember a series of words and then repeat them sequentially some minutes later, then to accurately hand-draw the face of a clock. Biden completed these tasks quickly and without difficulty, then held an immediate press conference. | "Sorry to drag you…

Sophia Purdy-Moore (2021-04-03). For evidence of institutional racism, look no further than this school in Westminster. thecanary.co Pupils at Pimlico Academy have successfully These changes included school uniform policies banning hairstyle…

Sophia Purdy-Moore (2021-04-03). Labour's troubling election leaflets show the ugly normalisation of anti-Traveller racism. thecanary.co Labour MP for Warrington North and shadow women and equalities minister Charlotte Nichols has come under fire. People are criticising her for distributing local election leaflets which include Nichols apologised following backlash online. But her distribution of clearly racist materials reflects just how normalised anti-Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller (GRT) racism is in the UK. | Anti-Traveller propaganda: | The leaflets in question claimed that loca…

orinocotribune (2021-04-03). La Victoria and El Ripial Calm and Under Military Protection (Apure State). orinocotribune.com The commander of the Strategic Integral Defense Region (REDI) Los Llanos, General Alejandro Guevara Hernández, reported that the people of El Ripial, La Victoria and other areas of the Apure state are "calm and under the protection of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB)." | He also informed that the inhabitants of these communities are receiving food, medicine and other necessary items from the social programs of the Venezuelan government. In addition, electrical services and water supply in the regions have already been restored. | La FANB continua desplegada garantizando la paz, la tranquilidad y en cons…

Duggan Flanakin (2021-04-03). EPA's Totalitarian Assault On America — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Using phony "transparency" and "dialogue" to target auto racing, then all fossil fuel use.: | Biden-Harris Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan is clearly on a mission. He has "

Anonymous103 (2021-04-03). The Saker: Drums Of War In The Ukraine (Open Thread). southfront.org Click to see full-size imageEastern Ukraine is close to become an escalation point for the next full-scale war, which has the potential not only to destabilize the European region, but also to involve all the leading world powers, becoming a global military conflict. SouthFront is closely monitoring developments in the Donbass region and we are concerned about the sharp increase in military activity there. | Our friend The Saker launched an open thread with the most relevant information and discussion of the s…

Adam Dick (2021-04-03). Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Executive Order Prohibiting Vaccine Passports — OpEd. eurasiareview.com On March 19, I The

Aidan O'Brien* (2021-04-03). US Values Vs Chinese Values: Empire Vs Bandung As Seen From Cape Verde — OpEd. eurasiareview.com In February the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinkin, made it a priority to phone Rui Figueiredo, the Foreign Affairs and Defense Minister of Cape Verde. They spoke about commerce and "security" (1). | Why? Why is the tiny African nation of Cape Verde (population 550,000) a US priority? In short: because the US is behind China in the latest "scramble for Africa". | To rectify its position, vis-à -vis China, in Africa (and elsewhere): "U.S. President Joe Biden pledged to put values at the heart of his administration's China policy. Since entering office, he has called on the world's democracies to gird for a n…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-03). Qubits Comprised Of Holes Could Be The Trick To Build Faster, Larger Quantum Computers. eurasiareview.com A new study indicates holes the solution to operational speed/coherence trade-off, potential scaling up of qubits to a mini-quantum computer. | Quantum computers are predicted to be much more powerful and functional than today's 'classical' computers. | One way to make a quantum bit is to use the 'spin' of an electron, which can point either up or down. To make quantum computers as fast and power-efficient as possible we would like to operate them using only electric fields, which are applied using ordinary electrodes. | Although spin does not ordinarily 'talk' to electric fields, in some materials spins can i…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-03). New Batch Of Syrian Militants Moved To Turkey. What Is The Next Stop? southfront.org Illustrative image | A batch of Syrian militants has arrived in Turkey in preparation for a possible deployment in Libya or other countries, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on April 3. | According to the London-based monitoring group, around 380 militants were taken to Turkey in the last few days. Libya is the most likely end destination. | Despite recent

Paul Goble (2021-04-03). Russian Opposition Must Shed Its Illusions About Navalny, Putin And Possibilities For Change — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The chief problem of the Russian opposition, Vladislav Inozemtsev says, is that its hopes and expectations increasingly take precedence over a sober assessment of the realities of their situation, one in which they expect to be able to liberate Aleksey Navalny and create "a beautiful Russia of the future." | Their world, however, is imaginary, the Russian analyst says, and it is getting in the way of taking the kinds of steps needed to make real progress in more limited ways possible. The opposition doesn't understand that it needs to operate within the Russia that exists and not the one its members have dream…

Arab News (2021-04-03). Jordan: Former Head Of Royal Court, Other Senior Officials Arrested. eurasiareview.com Jordanian citizens Hasan bin Zaid and Bassem Awadallah, who is a former head of the Jordanian Royal Court, have been arrested, Jordan News Agency reported. | The arrests were made after close security follow-ups and "for security reasons," the agency reported. | Jordan News Agency said Prince Hamza bin Al-Hussein was not one of the people detained, despite reports in some publications, including the Washington Post, which claimed he had been arrested. | Saudi Arabia expressed the Kingdom's support for Jordan and any measures that the country takes to protect it's security, Al-Ekhbariya reported.

P. K. Balachandran (2021-04-03). US State Department Report Slams India On Media Curbs. eurasiareview.com In a wide ranging report on human rights violations in India in the year 2020, the US State Department has, among other things, detailed attacks on press and media freedom. | Released on March 30, the report quoted Indian journalists as saying that press freedom declined during the year. Reporters without Borders 2020 World Press Freedom Index said that physical attacks and "coordinated hate campaigns waged on social networks" against journalists were cited as major areas of concern. | "Harassment and violence against journalists were particularly acute for female journalists. Journalists working in Jammu and…

RT (2021-04-03). CBS News deletes tweet promoting '3 ways companies can FIGHT' Georgia voting law after it was accused of 'Dem activism'. rt.com CBS News has deleted a tweet and given a new headline to what was supposed to be a straight news story on Georgia's new voting law, after critics accused the network of blatant liberal activism. | In a piece first titled, '3 ways companies can help fight Georgia's restrictive new voting law,' the network broke down things activists are "asking for" from companies looking to push back against Georgia's new law. | The headline and a subsequent tweet saying the same thing, however, appeared to show the network not only making a stand on the "restrictive law," but also promoting political activism through the guis…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-03). African Elephants Only Occupy A Fraction Of Their Potential Range. eurasiareview.com Many wildlife species are threatened by shrinking habitat. But according to new research, the potential range of African elephants could be more than five times larger than its current extent. | Due to 2,000 years of human pressure, African elephants have suffered dramatic population declines, and their range has shrunk to just 17% of what it could be, say researchers who led the new study, in Current Biology. | The dramatic reduction in range is due to the killing of elephants for their ivory and the encroachment of humans into elephant habitat. Evidence for elephants being drastically reduced in certain regi…

RT (2021-04-03). Nearly HALF of Americans think 'vaccine passports' are a 'good idea,' poll claims, as Biden admin coordinates Big Tech pass apps. rt.com As the White House works with tech corporations to develop a flurry of coronavirus vaccine passport apps, almost half of US voters believe the scheme is the right way "back to normal," according to a recent poll. | Some 44% of likely voters said that requiring proof of vaccination to return to their daily lives is a "good idea," though another large segment, 41%, were outright opposed to it, a Rasmussen

Observer Research Foundation (2021-04-03). The Great Game 2.0 In Asia — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Yuri M Yarmolinsky | Amid increasing recognition of the Asia-Pacific Region (APR) as the engine and centre of future global development and growth, it is important to highlight the historic event held on 12 March 2021—the high-level virtual summit of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) of the United States, Japan, Australia, and India. The unofficial format of the Quad has been promoted by its participants since 2007, at the behest of Tokyo with varying degrees of activity, national involvement, and success. | The rapid analysis of the thematic publications of the leading Asian—mainly Ind…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-03). Saudi-led Coalition Claims It Foiled Houthi Attack With Booby-Trapped Boat. southfront.org Illustrative image, Via: al-Arabiya | On April 3, the Saudi-led coalition announced that it had thwarted an attempt by the Houthis (Ansar Allah) to carry out an attack with a booby-trapped boat. | In a statement, the coalition said that the water-borne Improvised Explosive Devices (WBIED) was destroyed off the shores of the town of al-Salif on Yemen's western coast from a safe distance."The Houthi militia threat to shipping lines and global trade continues … The militia uses the Stockholm Agreement [which imposed a…

UCAN (2021-04-03). Pakistan: Christians Practice Islamic Traditions During Lent. eurasiareview.com By Kamran Chaudhry | Part of a classic trend in the Lent season, interfaith groups are hosting breaking-of-the-fast Iftar dinners in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. | Ashiknaz Khokhar, the Catholic leader of Active Youth group of the Sacred Heart Church, attended two such gatherings in Sahiwal in Punjab province. | "Such initiatives were common in provincial capitals. Now interfaith Iftars are being organized in small districts. They have increased love and respect for the local Muslims," he told UCA News. | Khokhar was speaking on the sidelines of a buffet on Palm Sunday eve hosted by Muttahida Aalmi (Unite…

EurActiv (2021-04-03). Luxembourg A Tax Haven For Finnish Companies And Super-Rich. eurasiareview.com By Pekka Vanttinen | ( The list of names, revealed by the Finnish Broadcasting Company's investigative journalism programme MOT on Monday, includes former Nokia CEO Jorma Ollila and Ilkka Herlin, member of the Herlin family, which owns Kone, a leading international engin…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-03). Turkish-Backed Forces Fights Against SAA, SDF And Among Themselves. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 3rd, Turkish-backed forces in northern Syria continued shelling both the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its other enemy — the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). | On top of that, the Turkish-backed factions continue their infighting in the city of Ras al-Ayn, as such the chaos is complete. | Local sources told Syrian state outlet SANA that infighting with light and medium-size weapons erupted…

Al Bawaba News (2021-04-03). OPEC+ Agrees On Gradual Output Increase. eurasiareview.com The 15th Under the agreement, Opec+, which includes Russia, will increase output by 350,000 barrels a day in both May and June and by 441,000 barrels a day in July. Over the same period, Saudi Arabia will gradually unwind additional cuts of 1 million barrels a day that it has been making voluntarily, reports said. | It's estimated that Opec+ has been withholding 8 million barrels a day from the market. | Reports said Russia…

FPIF (2021-04-03). Is The Long War Finally Ending? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By John Feffer* | In October 1944, with the end of World War II in sight, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin passed a note back and forth to each other at a conference in Moscow. On the piece of paper, Churchill had The percentages on the piece of paper referred to the amount of influence that the Sovi…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-03). Artillery Fire, Drone Attacks, Child Killed. Did War In Ukraine Begin? (Videos, Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The situation in Eastern Ukraine remains tense for weeks already. The ceasefire violations take place on a regular basis. However, the recent days, the situation seems to get worth. Taking into account the on-going deepening of the political crisis, the large-scale military escalation is expected in the nearest future. Or has it already begun? | According to the special statement by Public Militia of Donetsk People Republi (DPR), on April 3, Ukrainian sold…

Eds. (2021-04-03). Lenin Moreno and the CIA against Andres Arauz. mronline.org The second round of the Ecuadorian election between the candidate of the pro-Correa citizen revolution Arauz and the banker Lasso is approaching, and things are accelerating in the axis formed by Lenin Moreno and the United States, with its intelligence services at the forefront. | April 2, 2021 | Newswire…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-03). Adjusting Interactions Help Some California's Wild Bee Populations Survive. eurasiareview.com Across California's Central Valley, under stress from large-scale agriculture and climate change, native bee species that are flexible in their pollination behavior when around other wild bee populations appear best suited for survival in shrinking habitats. | That's the primary finding of a study published online in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. | A research team led by University of Oregon biologist Lauren C. Ponisio identified 1,150 network interactions involving 157 wild bee species and 152 plant species at 63 sites spread across three counties. The findings emerged from observations of adult bee…

VOA (2021-04-03). Al-Shabab Attacks Military Bases In Southern Somalia. eurasiareview.com By Harun Maruf | The militant group al-Shabab has launched attacks on Somali military forces in Lower Shabelle region, Somali regional officials said. | The attacks in the early hours of Saturday, around 4 a.m. local time, targeted military bases in the towns of Barire and Awdhegle in southern Somalia. | Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attacks. | The forward operating bases are manned by the Somali military to protect several bridges along the Shabelle river that authorities say are key to keeping vehicles carrying explosives from entering Mogadishu. Attacks started off with suicide car bombs on both…

MISES (2021-04-03). The World Of Salamanca — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.* | The subject of the medieval period highlights the vast gulf that separates scholarly opinion from popular opinion. This is a grave frustration for scholars who have been working to change popular opinion for a hundred years. For most people, the medieval period brings to mind populations living by myths and crazy superstitions such as we might see in a Monty Python skit. Scholarly opinion, however, knows otherwise. The age between the 8th and 16th centuries was a time of amazing advance in every area of knowledge, such as architecture, music, biology, mathematics, astronomy, ind…

Farooq Wani (2021-04-03). Testing Times For India — OpEd. eurasiareview.com History seems to repeat itself, as we see China doing exactly what the British centuries ago when it first established trade links with various countries and then established its colonial rule across the globe. China is doing likewise through its trade policy, Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) and aggressive diplomacy. | Beijing contends that the BRI aims to achieve development for all the countries that are connected through BRI and also aid them to realize and release their growth potential by creating additional opportunities for all. However, this otherwise seemingly noble mission hides an economic agenda prima…

Eds. (2021-04-03). Brazil Abetted overthrow of Allende in Chile. mronline.org The Chilean ambassador to Brazil, Raúl Rettig, sent an alarming cable in March 1971 to his foreign ministry titled "Brazilian Army possibly conducting studies on guerrillas being introduced into Chile." | April 3, 2021 | Newswire…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-03). Authorities Express Doubt Boko Haram Really Downed Fighter Jet. southfront.org Screengrab from the alleged downing video. Click to see full-size image | On April 2nd, Boko Haram claimed that it had shot down a Nigerian Air Force fighter jet. | This was reported by Reuters, and a video The loss of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet 475 dealt a blow to Nigeria's efforts to combat jihadist insurgencies in the La…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-03). Turkish-Backed Forces Fight Against SAA, SDF And Among Themselves. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 3rd, Turkish-backed forces in northern Syria continued shelling both the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its other enemy — the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). | On top of that, the Turkish-backed factions continue their infighting in the city of Ras al-Ayn, as such the chaos is complete. | Local sources told Syrian state outlet SANA that infighting with light and medium-size weapons erupted…

Eds. (2021-04-03). "We will protest for as long as possible" mronline.org Farmers from Uttarakhand and northwest UP—several of whom have taken part in the farm protests—say that the state-run mandis, though flawed, are essential for their survival. | April 3, 2021 | Newswire…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-03). Egypt: Suez Canal traffic now cleared, authorities say. middleeasteye.net Egypt: Suez Canal traffic now cleared, authorities say | An investigation into the grounding of the Ever Given container ship is expected in coming days | Sat, 04/03/2021 – 11: 24 | Ships queueing to pass through the Suez Canal, one of the world's most important shipping lanes, on 30 March 2021 (AFP) | All vessels still waiting in the Suez Canal after the recent refloating of the very larg…

_____ (2021-04-03). 'Wipe Out China!' U.S.-funded Uyghur Activists Train as Gun-Toting Foot Soldiers for Empire. strategic-culture.org Cultivated by the US government as human rights activists, Uyghur American Association leaders partner with far-right lawmakers and operate a militia-style gun club that trains with ex-US special forces. | By Ajit SINGH | On March 21, US-government-funded Uyghur activists were caught on video disrupting a gathering against anti-Asian racism in Washington DC, barking insults at demonstrators including, "Wipe out China!" and "Fuck China!" The Uyghur caravan flew American and "East Turkestan" flags and drove vehicles adorned signs bearing slogans such as, "We Love USA," "Boycott China," and "CCP killed 80 million Ch…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-03). Interview With Rear Admiral Cihat Yaycƒ± On Maritime Security And Naval Development In Turkey. southfront.org Illustrative image | The interview with Rear Admiral Cihat Yaycƒ±, Chief of Staff of the Turkish Republic's Naval Forces 2017-2020, originally appeared at Arms Exports 2021 #1, translated by AlexD exclusively for SouthFront. | How do you see the threats to Turkey's maritime security in the near and long term?: | Turkey has faced threats to its maritime security since the early years of the Republic. Although many issues relating to the Adalar (Aegean) Sea were resolved by the Lausanne Peace…

MEE correspondent (2021-04-03). Jordan's former crown prince detained amid crackdown on alleged coup plotters. middleeasteye.net Jordan's former crown prince detained amid crackdown on alleged coup plotters | Prince Hamzah bin Hussein restricted to his palace in Amman, though the army insists he is not among those arrested | Sat, 04/03/2021 – 19: 05 | A split photo showing King Abdullah II and Prince Hamzah bin Hussein (AFP) | Jordan has detained a former crown prince at home and arrested two senior ex-officials…

Martin Hart-Landsberg (2021-04-03). Time to put the spotlight on corporate taxes. mronline.org A battle is slowly brewing in Washington DC over whether to raise corporate taxes to help finance new infrastructure investments. | April 3, 2021 | Newswire…

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RT (2021-04-03). Trump calls for BOYCOTT as Georgia governor says MLB 'caved to liberal lies' by moving All-Star game over 'racist' voter ID law. rt.com Former president Donald Trump has urged a boycott of the Major Baseball League over its decision to move the All-Star game from Georgia to protest new election reforms, quickly snowballing into a major battle in the culture war. | "Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans, and now they leave Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats who do not want voter I.D…. to have anything to do with our elections," Trump said in a statement released by his Save America PAC on Friday night, also taking a jab at major corporations that have criticized Georgia's rec…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-03). Mali: Four UN Peacekeepers, Two Soldiers Killed In Two Separate Attacks (Photos). southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Source: echosmedias.org | On April 2, four UN peacekeepers, two Malian soldiers were killed and several others were injured in two separate terrorist attacks in Mali. | The peacekeepers were killed in a large attack by gunmen on base of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in the eastern area of Kidal. According to a statement by the MINUSMA, the gunmen, who are yet to be identified, were heavily armed."Heavily armed terrorists carried out an a…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-03). Saudi-led Coalition Keeps Airstriking, As The Houthis Are Unrelenting On All Fronts. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 2nd and 3rd, hostilities in Yemen continued with increased intensity. | Ansar Allah, or as they are colloquially known — the Houthis — attacked a position that's been seldom mentioned. | They used a missile to target the Kanayis Airbase, behind enemy lines in Saudi Arabia. | Heavy clashes are continuing in both the Madghal district and the Hayfan district. | This means that the situation remains tense and contested both in southern, as well as in central Yemen. | The Hout…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-03). Iraqi Air Force Hits ISIS Hideouts Near Baghdad With Pinpoint Accuracy (Video). southfront.org Iraqi F-16, source: the Iraqi Air Force | On April 3, the Iraqi Air Force (IQAF) carried out airstrikes on hideouts of ISIS near the capital Baghdad, according to the Sabereen News. | The Telegram channel said that the IQAF destroyed tunnels located 170 km away from Baghdad. ISIS cells were using the tunnels as hideouts. | The airstrikes were carried out by F-16 fighter jets armed with GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bombs. Many terrorists were reportedly killed as a result of the strikes. | The Iraqi military and it…

The Conversation (2021-04-03). An Egyptian woman writer who dared: the Nawal El Saadawi I knew. juancole.com By Omnia Amin | — Throughout the Middle East and beyond, the name Nawal El Saadawi is not one that can be received with indifference. During her lifetime and even after her passing on 21 March 2021, the Egyptian author, physician and activist evokes intense feelings that range from love and respect to hatred and …

Anonymous669 (2021-04-03). ISIS Cells Blew Up Funereal Of SDF Fighter In Northeastern Syria. southfront.org File image | On April 2, ISIS attacked the funereal of a fighter of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the eastern countryside of Raqqa. | The terrorist group's news agency, Amaq, said that the funeral was targeted with several improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the area of al-Karamah. According to the agency's claims, ten members of the SDF were killed or injured. | Local sources in Raqqa confirmed that the funeral of an SDF fighter who was recently killed, most likely in an attack by ISIS, was targeted. One of…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-03). Evidence For PeVatrons, The Milky Way's Most Powerful Particle Accelerators. eurasiareview.com The Tibet ASŒ≥ experiment, a China-Japan joint research project on cosmic-ray observation, has discovered ultra-high-energy diffuse gamma rays from the Milky Way galaxy. The highest energy detected is estimated to be unprecedentedly high, nearly 1 Peta electronvolts (PeV, or one million billion eV). | Surprisingly, these gamma rays do not point back to known high-energy gamma-ray sources, but are spread out across the Milky Way. | Scientists believe these gamma rays are produced by the nuclear interaction between cosmic rays escaping from the most powerful galactic sources ("PeVatrons") and interstell…

James Emery* (2021-04-03). Revoking The Coup In Myanmar — Analysis. eurasiareview.com The situation in Myanmar following the Tatmadaw's coup d'état of February 1, 2021 is at a critical point. The insular Tatmadaw, backed by China and Russia, along with supportive regional players, is unlikely to capitulate from traditional sanctions and a compromised United Nations (UN). | The first step in crafting an effective response is to identify the primary drivers and objectives of the coup. Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief, General Min Aung Hlaing, controlled the Ministries of Defense (armed forces), Home Affairs (national police force), and Border Affairs. Myanmar soldiers, police, militias, and the courts…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-03). Increasing Applied Pesticide Toxicity Threatens Plants And Insects. eurasiareview.com A group of scientists from the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany, has shown that for plants and insects the applied pesticide toxicity in agriculture has substantially increased between 2004 and 2016. In a paper published in the current issue of Science, the authors show that this pattern is even relevant in genetically modified (GM) crops that were originally designed to reduce pesticide impacts on the environment. | "We have taken a large body of pesticide use data from the US and have expressed changes of amounts applied in agriculture over time as changes in total applied pesticide toxicity," says lead…

RT (2021-04-03). Musicians & fans lament as rapper DMX hospitalized in 'grave condition' after overdose, heart attack. rt.com Grammy nominated rapper DMX has seen an outpouring of support from fans, as reports indicate the 'Lord Give Me a Sign' musician is in "grave condition" after a drug overdose that led to a heart attack. | DMX, real name Earl Simmons, has been admitted to a hospital in New York and is in critical condition, according to a report from TMZ. Sources close to the rapper say he is in a "vegetative state" and doctors have warned that he may not make it. | The 50-year-old rapper suffered an overdose from a drug that has not yet been identified and this caused a heart attack. DMX has long spoken about his struggles with…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-03). Possible Trigger For Crohn's Disease Identified. eurasiareview.com People living with the often-debilitating effects of Crohn's disease may finally gain some relief, thanks to ground-breaking research led by McMaster University. | McMaster investigator Brian Coombes said his team identified a strain of adherent-invasive E-coli (AIEC) that is strongly implicated in the condition and is often found in the intestines of people with Crohn's disease. | "If you examine the gut lining of patients with Crohn's disease, you will find that around 70 to 80 per cent of them test positive for AIEC bacteria, but one of the things we don't understand is why," said Coombes, professor and cha…

Anand Naidoo (2021-04-03). The Heat: China pushes back on Western narrative on Xinjiang. america.cgtn.com The Chinese government pushes back against critical Western reporting on Xinjiang.

Fight Back (2021-04-03). Austin rallies in solidarity with Palestine on Land Day. fightbacknews.org Austin, TX – On March 30, around 30 students and activists from all over Austin converged on the State Capitol building in solidarity with Palestine on Land Day. The action was organized by Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC), a local group dedicated to organizing in solidarity with Palestinians in their struggle against the Israeli occupation. | PSC was joined by many local groups including Austin Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Red Aid, and the United Neighborhood Defense Movement, among others. | As various speakers explained, Land Day is a commemoration of March 30, 1976 when – after the Israeli oc…

orinocotribune (2021-04-03). Latest Developments in Apure: Families Displaced in Border Clashes Return to Their Homes in El Ripial. orinocotribune.com Inhabitants of El Ripial town in Apure state, who were displaced due to clashes between the Venezuelan military and Colombian paramilitary gangs over the last few days, are returning home with support from the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) deployment protecting the border zones. El Ripial is one of the localities from which the Venezuelan military has expelled Colombian armed narco-paramilitary gangs. This follows violent actions committed by the said criminal groups, reported from multiple locations close to the Colombia-Venezuela border in Apure. | Last week, facing violence from the Colombian narco-te…

orinocotribune (2021-04-03). Meet the Fake News Journalist NTN24 Sent to 'Report' from Apure. orinocotribune.com On Thursday, April 1, after the tensions caused by Colombian paramilitary groups in Apure state started to diffuse, the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) escorted from the scene of tensions two journalists of the anti-Chavista news outlet NTN24, Rafael Hernández and Luis Gonzalo Pérez, and two "activists" of NGO Fundaredes, Juan Carlos Salazar and Diógenes Tirado, to ensure their safety. | Taking advantage of the situation in Apure, an attempt was made to cement in public opinion another bit of fake news to discredit the Venezuelan security forces. This new media conspiracy, involving journalists working wit…

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). 77 Taliban member killed in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — According to TOLO TV, at least 77 Taliban members were killed in operations of the Afghan army in various provinces of Afghanistan.

American Indian Resource Center at UCSC (2021-04-03). Saturday 4/24: IndigeFest: A Celebration of Indigenous Cultures from Across Turtle Island. indybay.org Free Online Event: | www.eventbrite.com/e/indigefest-a-celebr…

Philip Giraldi (2021-04-03). The Endless War: Afghanistan Goes on and on. globalresearch.ca Given the present atmosphere in Washington in which there is no …

The Canary (2021-04-03). Hundreds attend Kill the Bill protests across England. thecanary.co Hundreds of people have taken part in Kill the Bill protests across the UK on Friday 2 April. Protests are in opposition to the powers that will be granted to police in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. | Large numbers of people gathered in Guildhall Square in Southampton. Demonstrators also convened in London and Manchester. | Protests are lawful: | Following an easing of restrictions in England, the protests are lawful. Organisers have been asked to submit a risk assessment and take steps to ensure the gatherings are safe. | Demonstrators during a 'Kill The Bill' protest against The Police,…

The Canary (2021-04-03). Nicola Sturgeon claims Alex Salmond is hindering the cause of independence. thecanary.co Alex Salmond is now hindering, and not helping, the cause of Scottish independence, his successor Nicola Sturgeon has insisted. | The first minister and SNP leader also questioned the message it would send to women if Salmond returned to Holyrood after May's election. | Alba Party: | Salmond was dramatically unveiled as the leader of the new pro-independence Alba Party at the start of the Scottish election campaign. | The new party is only fielding candidates on the 'regional list' section of the ballot. With one opinion poll putting the party on 3%, Sturgeon stressed that "we shouldn't assume that Alex S…

Tom Coburg (2021-04-03). Leaked briefing provides a snapshot of a new police unit that's spying on protesters. thecanary.co An internal police briefing leaked online provides a snapshot into the workings of a new intelligence unit. The role of this unit is to spy on protesters across the UK. And its work appears to be very similar to that of an earlier unit, the officers of which were subsequently dubbed 'spycops'. | Confidential | : | The

_____ (2021-04-03). Biden's Afghanistan Plan: More Disingenuous and Unrealistic Than Trump's? strategic-culture.org We shouldn't be surprised if Joe Biden's efforts to get out of Afghanistan are also not so honest, Martin Jay writes. | It is often said that the first casualty of war is the truth. America's campaign in Afghanistan is based on a foundation of lies and half-truths and we shouldn't be surprised if Joe Biden's efforts to get out of the country are also not so honest. | Joe Biden is on the same page as his predecessor Donald Trump when it comes to Afghanistan. Both want U.S. troops out of the country which defeated the British Empire, not to mention the Soviets at the end of the Soviet Union which is often called th…

Michael K. Smith (2021-04-03). Just Say No To Another "Roaring Twenties" zcomm.org The lure of a perpetually rising standard of living administered by corporate America can be seen for what it always was: a capitalist mirage…

Bill Quigley (2021-04-03). Peoples Coalition Helps Elect New Orleans Progressive Prosecutor. zcomm.org "Our mission is to create a District Attorney's office that is ethical, equitable, compassionate, and accountable to all of its constituents so that we may end the era of mass incarceration in New Orleans."

Heather Bradley, Brooke Holmes, Logan Davis,, Meredith Phillips (2021-04-03). We're Colorado legislative aides and political workers. Here's why we formed a union. zcomm.org To those concerned that having organized labor so close to seats of power might lead to more pro-worker policies, we say: Good…

Rohan Rice (2021-04-03). 'Global Britain', aggressive imperialism and draconian policing. zcomm.org Belligerent abroad and oppressive at home, the government's rhetoric is being gradually cemented into law — to which protest is the only answer…

Yves Engler (2021-04-03). Antisemitism definition to take center stage at NDP convention. zcomm.org Canada's pro-Israel lobby is pressuring New Democratic Party leadership to suppress debate around a pro-Palestinian resolution…

Boston DSA (2021-04-03). New priorities, same struggle. zcomm.org Organizing in the Boston Area…

Fight Back (2021-04-03). Illinois: After 31 Years, Gerald Reed is Free! fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) greets the commutation of Gerald Reed's life sentence today by Governor J. B. Pritzker as a courageous act to set right a terrible crime against a Black man committed 31 years ago. Now we need to finish the job of freeing all survivors of police torture who were convicted by confessions coerced by police and dismantling the prison industrial complex as a whole. | Reed was convicted of a double murder in 1990 after…

Fight Back (2021-04-03). Illinois: After 31 Years, Gerald Reed is Free! fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. | The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) greets the commutation of Gerald Reed's life sentence today by Governor J. B. Pritzker as a courageous act to set right a terrible crime against a Black man committed 31 years ago. Now we need to finish the job of freeing all survivors of police torture who were convicted by confessions coerced by police and dismantling the prison industrial complex as a whole. | Reed was convicted of a double murder in 1990 after…

Fight Back (2021-04-03). On César Chávez Day, Chicanos fight back against LAPD. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following speech delivered by Luis Sifuentes, of Centro CSO, at the March 30 "The People Speak" event. | The LAPD recently shot six people in seven days. We also saw them unleash their violence last week in Echo Park against the unhoused community and allies, then call it a "service to the community." And they're trying to use their violence during last summer's protests to secure more resources and powers, ignoring widespread demands to defund the police. | The LAPD's so-called "oversight" body, the Mayor Garcetti-appointed LA Police Commission, has responded to this im…

Newsclick (2021-04-03). How pharma companies created a bottleneck in vaccine distribution. peoplesdispatch.org In this episode of 'Talking Science & Tech', we look at how private pharma companies and developed nations have created a bottleneck in vaccine distribution through the use of patents and legislation.

_____ (2021-04-03). The Vaccine Must Be A Common Good For Humanity. popularresistance.org Nearly three million people have reportedly been killed by the novel coronavirus (SAR-CoV-2) and upwards of 128 million people have been infected by the virus, many with long-lasting health repercussions. Thus far, roughly 1.5% of the world's population of 7.7 billion have been vaccinated, but 80% of them are from only ten countries. In February, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research warned about the 'medical apartheid' that has shaped the vaccine roll-out. | Since 1950, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has celebrated Global Health Day on 7 April. Each year, the WHO choses a different theme for the day…

_____ (2021-04-03). Why Is The United Kingdom Raising Its Nuclear Stockpile Limits? popularresistance.org On March 16, the United Kingdom announced it was significantly raising a self-imposed cap on its overall nuclear stockpile, from a previous target of 180 warheads by the mid-2020s to a new cap of 260. The decision was outlined in the United Kingdom's Integrated Review, a landmark strategic update, which also said the country will no longer declare the size of its operational warhead stockpile (previously 120), or the numbers of warheads and operational missiles deployed on submarines (previously 40 and no more than 8, respectively). A previous review in 2015 had left open the possibility of a future change in nuc…

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). Iranian, Japanese envoys call for promoting friendly ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Japan in his meeting with Japanese counterpart to Tehran on Saturday stressed the need to promote bilateral and friendly relations between Tehran and Tokyo.

Editor2 (2021-04-03). Ukraine To Regain 'Occupied Territory' in Crimea and Sevastopol. orinocotribune.com In 2014, the Russian-speaking population living in the Donbas region set the Donetsk and Luhansk republics. Ukraine does not recognize that decision to date. | Over the last week, Ukraine has been moving military vehicles and troops to the front lines, a measure that increases its military tensions with Russia. | On March 24, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed the Decree 117/2021 approving the "strategy of disoccupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the Sevastopol city." | In practical terms, Ukraine's decision could trigger actions lea…

Brenda Norrell (2021-04-03). Killing the Black Snake: Native Youths Incredible Stand Against Pipelines in Washington. indybay.org Native youths ran to the White House, locked down on tripods outside, and delivered more than 400,000 petitions to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers demanding the shut down of Dakota Access Pipeline, and Enbridge Line 3. They marched through the streets of Washington DC with a 200-foot black snake representing the pipelines, and "killed" the snake outside the White House.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). A mosque set on fire in Netherlands. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — The under-construction building at Masjid Al Salam in the Netherlands was set on fire by a 40-year-old assailant.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). Iran-China Parl. Friendship Group members to convene April 4. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 04 (MNA) — The Chairman of Iran-China Parliamentary Friendship Group revealed that members of the Group will hold an expert-level meeting with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday, April 04.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). Iran, Pakistan to stage combined naval drill in coming days. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — The combined naval exercise will be held in the very near future with the participation of navies of Iran and Pakistan.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). Zarif, Le Drian hold talk on JCPOA joint Commission meeting. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — Iranian FM Zarif and his French counterpart Le Drian in a telephone conversation discussed the Tuesday JCPOA joint Commission meeting.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). Wilmington mass shooting leaves seven people shot, three dead. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — According to US police three people were killed and four others were injured in a shooting overnight in Wilmington, North Carolina in the United States.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). Last days of fishing season in Jooybar, Mazandaran prov. en.mehrnews.com JOOYBAR, Apr. 03 (MNA) — Fishing has started in Jooybar, Mazandaran province on Oct. 12 and has come to its ending days.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). Pakistan's Navy fleet docks at Iran's Bandar Abbas. en.mehrnews.com BANDAR ABBAS, Apr. 04 (MNA) — In order to strengthen bilateral and friendly relations with Iran, a Pakistani fleet consisting of two naval vessels docked at Bandar Abbas on Saturday morning.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). IRGC monitoring all movements on NW borders. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — The commander of the IRGC ground forces said on Sat. that all movements on the northwestern borders are monitored by the IRGC.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). Iran rejects step-by-step return to JCPOA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — Foreign Policy Commission Spokesman Abolfazl Amouei said, "Gradual and step-by-step return of US to the agreement is rejected in our view."

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). Iran, Pakistan navies cooperating on maritime peace, security. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — A senior Iranian commander said the navies of the Islamic Republic and Pakistan are cooperating in line with the plans to boost maritime peace and security.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). Melbourne western suburbs cleaning services. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — Best deal cleaning centre by adopting the professional equipment and trained team in Melbourne western suburbs is ready for any kind of cleaning services.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). Iron ore concentrate output exceeds 46mn tons in 11 months. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — More than 46 million tons of iron ore concentrate was produced in the country in the first 11 months of the previous Iranian calendar year (from March 21, 2020 to Feb. 19, 2021).

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). "Al Shabaab" attacks two army airbases in Somalia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — News sources reported that al-Shabaab attacked two military bases of the Somalian army near the capital.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). Yemen ready to implement 'great pain' strategy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — Yemeni Minister of Defense, Major General Mohammad Al-Atifi says the Yemeni forces are ready to implement new strategies against the Saudi-led aggression.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). US strengthening its troops' presence in Syria's gas field. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — Local Syrian informed sources reported that the US continues to strengthen the presence of its troops in the country's largest gas field.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). Spotify premium apk best music app to download. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — Spotify premium mod apk is the most popular, most popular and most downloaded music download application that you can easily download.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). Deadly shooting in US Maryland leaves three people dead. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — At least three people were killed in a shooting in Prince George's area of Maryland in the United States.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). Lifting sanctions needed for halting Iran's compensatory acts. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said that the only condition for stopping Iran's compensatory measures is the complete lifting of sanctions and its verification.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). Imran Khan reacts to Pakistan exclusion from US climate conf. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday said he was "puzzled at the cacophony" over Pakistan's exclusion from US President Joe Biden's climate change conference.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). Russia warns NATO against deploying troops to Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — Russia has warned NATO against deploying troops to Ukraine, saying such a move would escalate tensions near its borders, amid renewed fears over the region's long-simmering conflict.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). Trump's maximum pressure campaign against Iran has failed. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — A senior US government official acknowledged that former US President Donald Trump's campaign of maximum pressure against Islamic Republic of Iran has failed.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-03). Iran tech sector to expand footprint in foreign markets. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — Iranian technology sector is trying to expand its footprint in domestic and international markets in a bid to boost the key sector's revenues.

Ashlie D. Stevens (2021-04-03). 7 delectable deviled egg variations for springtime snacking. salon.com There's an egg for everyone, from an updated classic with frizzled shallots to one with a hit of secret Sriracha…

Danni Quintos (2021-04-03). My mother and I haven't talked about the Atlanta spa attacks. salon.com Does she even see herself, or us, in the Asian American women who were killed?>

Ecotextile News (2021-04-03). Chemical Cocktail Found in Face Masks. "Breathing in Carcinogens, Allergens and Synthetic Microfibres" globalresearch.ca Top German scientists have found that wearing certain types of face …

news.un (2021-04-03). Secretary-General welcomes US decision to lift sanctions against ICC officials. news.un.org UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the decision by the United States to lift sanctions and visa restrictions against officials with the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Shahin Lockman, Sean S Brummel, Lauren Ziemba, Lynda Stranix-Chibanda, Katie McCarthy, Anne Coletti, Patrick Jean-Philippe, Ben Johnston, Chelsea Krotje, Lee Fairlie, Risa M Hoffman, Paul E Sax, Sikhulile Moyo, Nahida Chakhtoura, Jeffrey SA Stringer, Gaerolwe Masheto, Violet Korutaro, Haseena Cassim, Blandina T Mmbaga, Esau Joà£o, Sherika Hanley, Lynette Purdue, Lewis B Holmes, Jeremiah D Momper, Roger L Shapiro, Navdeep K Thoofer, James F Rooney, Lisa M Frenkel, K Rivet Amico, Lameck Chinula, Judith Currier, IMPAACT 2010 (2021-04-03). [Articles] Efficacy and safety of dolutegravir with emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide fumarate or tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, and efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate HIV antiretroviral therapy regimens started in pregnancy (IMPAACT 2010/VESTED): a multicentre, open-label, randomised, controlled, phase 3 trial. thelancet.com When started in pregnancy, dolutegravir-containing regimens had superior virological efficacy at delivery compared with the efavirenz, emtricitabine, and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate regimen. The dolutegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide fumarate regimen had the lowest frequency of composite adverse pregnancy outcomes and of neonatal deaths.

Justin E R E Wong Chung, àñ Engin, T F W Wolfs, T J C Renson, J H de Boer (2021-04-03). [Clinical Picture] Anterior uveitis in paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2. thelancet.com A 12-year-old boy was referred to our hospital with a 6-day history of a fever—maximum 40 ∞C—of unknown origin and malaise. He had no previous medical problems, no prior upper respiratory tract symptoms, or known exposure to a SARS-CoV-2-positive individual.

Andrew Green (2021-04-03). [Obituary] Stuart Saunders. thelancet.com Physician who specialised in liver disease and was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, on Aug 28, 1931, he died on Feb 12, 2021, in Cape Town, aged 89 years.

Stéphane Gaudry, David Hajage, Laurent Martin-Lefevre, SaàØd Lebbah, Guillaume Louis, Sébastien Moschietto, Dimitri Titeca-Beauport, Béatrice La Combe, Bertrand Pons, Nicolas de Prost, Sébastien Besset, Alain Combes, Adrien Robine, Marion Beuzelin, Julio Badie, Guillaume Chevrel, Julien Bohé, Elisabeth Coupez, Nicolas Chudeau, Saber Barbar, Christophe Vinsonneau, Jean-Marie Forel, Didier Thevenin, Eric Boulet, Karim Lakhal, Nadia Aissaoui, Steven Grange, Marc Leone, Guillaume Lacave, Saad Nseir, Florent Poirson, Julien Mayaux, Karim Asehnoune, Guillaume Geri, Kada Klouche, Guillaume Thiery, Laurent Argaud, Bertrand Rozec, Cyril Cadoz, Pascal Andreu, Jean Reignier, Jean-Damien Ricard, Jean-Pierre Quenot, Didier Dreyfuss (2021-04-03). [Articles] Comparison of two delayed strategies for renal replacement therapy initiation for severe acute kidney injury (AKIKI 2): a multicentre, open-label, randomised, controlled trial. thelancet.com In severe acute kidney injury patients with oliguria for more than 72 h or blood urea nitrogen concentration higher than 112 mg/dL and no severe complication that would mandate immediate RRT, longer postponing of RRT initiation did not confer additional benefit and was associated with potential harm.

Philippe Van de Perre, Ameena Goga, Nobubelo Ngandu, Nicolas Nagot, Dhayendre Moodley, Rachel King, Jean-Pierre Molès, Beatriz Mosqueira, Witness Chirinda, Gabriella Scarlatti, Thorkild Tylleskà§r, Franàßois Dabis, Glenda Gray (2021-04-03). [Health Policy] Eliminating postnatal HIV transmission in high incidence areas: need for complementary biomedical interventions. thelancet.com The rate of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV from breastfeeding is increasing relative to other causes of MTCT. Early effective preconception and antenatal antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces intrauterine and intrapartum MTCT, whereas maternal post-partum HIV acquisition, untreated maternal HIV, and suboptimal postnatal maternal ART adherence increase the risk of MTCT through breastfeeding. Although the absolute number of cases of MTCT acquired through breastfeeding is decreasing, the rate of decrease is less than the decrease in intrauterine and intrapartum MTCT.

Marlies Ostermann, Nuttha Lumlertgul (2021-04-03). [Comment] Wait and see for acute dialysis: but for how long? thelancet.com Acute kidney injury (AKI) remains a serious condition with a high risk of mortality.1 In the absence of any new drugs, renal replacement therapy (RRT) is the only treatment option. However, balancing the risks of an unnecessary intervention with the risk of not correcting a potentially life-threatening complication remains a challenge.

Udani Samarasekera (2021-04-03). [Perspectives] Joia Crear-Perry: collaborating for racial and reproductive justice. thelancet.com Joia Crear-Perry remembers being taught that there was a biological basis to race in medical school. "My professors said in embryology class in the late 1990s that there were three biological races: Mongoloid, Caucasoid, and Negroid", she recalls. Nowadays, Crear-Perry works on "reframing the conversation" about race to develop a "shared vocabulary and understanding of why health inequities exist" because "it's really racism that is causing the harm", she says.

Yvonne Gilleece, Dagny Krankowska (2021-04-03). [Comment] ART in pregnant women living with HIV. thelancet.com More than half (51%) of the world's population of people living with HIV-1 are women.1 Each year, the incidence of new HIV-1 infections in women of reproductive age is high, with 5 ∑2 million women of reproductive age newly diagnosed between 2010 and 2015,2 and 1 ∑3 million pregnant women receiving HIV-1 treatment in 2018.3 Perinatal transmission of HIV-1 has fallen most substantially through increased access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in pregnancy and during breastfeeding. UNAIDS has reported that new HIV-1 infections among children have halved from 310‚Äà000 in 2010 to 150‚&…

Richard M Mizelle (2021-04-03). [Perspectives] Diabetes, race, and amputations. thelancet.com 2021 marks the centenary of the insulin revolution that changed the lives of millions of people with diabetes and transformed diabetes from a deadly disease into a chronic illness. Insulin was one of the world's first so-called wonder drugs and although affording the opportunity of a longer life, chronic complications now define the disease. About 8 ∑3 million people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in the USA need insulin to live. Globally, the number of people with this disease who require insulin is estimated at 30—40 million.

Jacqui Thornton (2021-04-03). [World Report] UK launches new health security agency. thelancet.com The UK Health Security Agency replaces Public Health England, with a renewed emphasis on protection. Jacqui Thornton reports.

Pearse A Keane, Eric J Topol (2021-04-03). [Perspectives] AI-facilitated health care requires education of clinicians. thelancet.com Artificial intelligence (AI), particularly its subtype deep learning, has changed our lives. In our smartphones, laptops, and social media, deep learning provides image and speech recognition, language translation, and more. These advances have begun to percolate into medicine, with deep learning systems capable of diagnosing skin cancer and fully autonomous AI approved for diabetic retinopathy screening. Although AI-enabled health care has huge potential, we are still only in its early stages. As the field matures, a key concern is how should clinicians be educated in these advances and what roles they will assu…

thelancet (2021-04-03). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Lokugamage AU, Wong SHM, Robinson NMA, Pathberiya SDC. Transformational learning to decolonise global health. Lancet 2021; 397: 968—69—In this Correspondence, the published work the authors refer to in their first sentence has been corrected to a Comment. This correction has been made to the online version as of April 1, 2021.

repost (2021-04-03). KPFA and the vast conspiracy: "New Day" Pacifica's Redbaiting Tactics. indybay.org The faction trying to corporatize the Pacifica bylaws who call themselves "New Day Pacifica" have used redbaiting claiming that Pacifica has been taken over by the Green Party and the Workers World party. These rebating tactics show the real character of these people. It also raises questions about why programmers at KPFA are supporting these tactics by backing New Day Pacifica.

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-04-03). Oakland Youths March in Support of Asians. indybay.org Loud march from City Hall to Lake Merritt…

DXE (2021-04-03). Sunday 4/11: DxE Food Giveaway Outreach. indybay.org downtown Berkeley bart…

March For Our Lives (2021-04-03). Saturday 4/17: End Gun Violence Town Hall w/ March For Our Lives San Jose. indybay.org Online town hall…

Robert Norse (2021-04-03). Modified Injunction is Bad News for the Unhoused; Prepare to Resist Now, or Regret Later. indybay.org Judge Susan van Kuelen's March 30th modifications in the 1-20-21 Preliminary Injunction previously protecting the San Lorenzo Survival Campground was published April 1st. It allows a week or two relief, if that, before the unhoused population faces restored confinement or persecution.

Climate Now (2021-04-03). Thursday 4/8: Climate Action Crash Course. indybay.org Online, via zoom…

Party for Socialism, Liberation (2021-04-03). Friday 4/2: Virtual Forum: 60-year Blockade on Cuba & Unions Fight for Safe Schools. indybay.org bit.ly/education4thepeople…

The Family & Committee To Free Chip (2021-04-03). Regarding The Farewell Of Romaine "Chip" Fitzgerald. indybay.org This new statement has just been released.

Hundreds Line the El Camino Real (2021-04-03). Rally in Redwood City to Stop Violence Targeting Asian-Americans. indybay.org In the Silicon Valley community of Redwood City on the San Francisco Peninsula, heartfelt thoughts on placards and at an impromptu open mic demonstrated spirit of love, strength and resistance.

King, Breaking Silence Project (2021-04-03). Sunday 4/4: 'Breaking The Silence': MLK JR's Anti-War Speech & Anniversary of His Assassination. indybay.org Online event w/ ASL + Spanish translation…

Jamal Journal interviews Michael Richardson (2021-04-03). 50 Years of Injustice: Free Black Panther Political Prisoner Ed Poindexter Now! indybay.org In our interview conducted earlier this week, author Michael Richardson discusses the role of the FBI's infamous COINTELPRO in the frameup of the Omaha Two and provides an important update on Ed Poindexter's urgent health situation. Richardson also explains how you can help Ed Poindexter, an elder in poor health who is a 50-year victim of an obvious and well documented COINTELPRO frameup. We highly recommend reading Michael Richardson's book to learn more about this extreme injustice that needs to end immediately. Free Ed Poindexter now!

DXE (2021-04-03). Friday 4/9: Community Discussion: Anti-AAPI Racism and Solidarity. indybay.org online…

HLECRIRC (2021-04-03). Spirit of Love, Show of Strength at Rally Opposing Violence Against Asians. indybay.org Spirit of love, show of strength, and commitment to resistance in the air and on placards in the Silicon Valley community of Redwood City–the date was March 27, eleven days after hate crime mass shooting in Atlanta.

DXE (2021-04-03). Saturday 4/24: How to Change the World in One Generation – DxE Intro Workshop. indybay.org online…

Labor Video Project (2021-04-03). Stop Asian Hate! N. Cal Filipinos & Asians Speak-out Against Racist Violence and Murders. indybay.org Hundreds of Northern California Filipinos and Asian Americans spoke out against the racist violence and murders taking place in the Bay Are and nationally. The march and rally took place on March 26, 2021…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-03). Biden, Pentagon, NATO Signal Readiness to Go to War Against Russia Over Ukraine. news.antiwar.com Recent press releases from the White House, the Defense Department and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization uniformly communicate the message that the U.S. and NATO are willing, and perhaps are preparing, to enter into armed conflict with Russia over their joint client regime in Ukraine. On April 1 U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin held a …

orinocotribune (2021-04-03). Venezuelan Minister for Defense: Colombia is Using PsyOps and Media Warfare to Undermine Venezuelan Army. orinocotribune.com This Friday, April 2, Venezuelan Minister for Defense, Vladimir Padrino López, denounced the use of psyops and media manipulation on the part of the Colombian government to defend its economic interests, create unrest among the Venezuelan population, manipulate public opinion at the international level and thus destabilize Venezuela. | On his Twitter account @vladimirpadrino, he wrote that "this conflict, in which the Republic makes legitimate use of its weapons to expel the groups that want to use our territory for bastard purposes, is accompanied by other weapons that seek various objectives: | 1 Defend the eco…

WSWS (2021-04-03). Capitol police officer, driver killed in vehicle attack near US Capitol. wsws.org The driver of the vehicle, identified as 25-year-old Noah Green of Indiana, was shot and killed by police after he crashed his vehicle into a barricade outside the Capitol.

_____ (2021-04-03). US Sanctions Are Killing Innocent Syrians. popularresistance.org A friend of mine was found dead in his bed this past winter because he had no heating. Why? Because U.S. sanctions are hurting ordinary people rather than Bashar al-Assad's government; there is only an hour or so of electricity per day. | Last month, my phone rang. A relative in Damascus asked me to help a young Syrian child, Mohammed Daafis. Two-year-old Mohammed's family uses a Primus kerosene stove, a Victorian-era product, for cooking. There is no boiler for running hot water in the shower. Electricity rationing in Syria has reached its highest levels due to the government's inability to secure the fuel neede…

_____ (2021-04-03). Is The Long War Finally Ending? popularresistance.org In October 1944, with the end of World War II in sight, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin passed a note back and forth to each other at a conference in Moscow. On the piece of paper, Churchill had assigned percentages to several Eastern European countries. Stalin amended the numbers, and Churchill agreed. The deal remained secret for nearly a decade. | The percentages on the piece of paper referred to the amount of influence that the Soviet Union and the West would wield in Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, and Greece, with the first three countries falling in the Soviet sphere, control divided evenly in…

Michael Snyder (2021-04-03). As Russian Tanks Move Toward Ukraine, the Globe Braces for the Possibility that World War 3 Could Soon Erupt. globalresearch.ca At this hour, more Russian military forces are massed near Ukraine's …

WSWS (2021-04-03). Columbia graduate workers: organize opposition to the UAW strike "pause"! wsws.org The decision of the bargaining committee to accept a "pause" in the strike was in clear and direct opposition to the will of the 3,000 rank and file members.

_____ (2021-04-03). Brothers EMpowered Is Building That Village We All Need to Thrive. popularresistance.org Charles Caine has a dream. Just like Martin Luther King understood civil rights include economic rights, Caine wants to give all people an opportunity to prosper. That mission starts with his two sons (ages 16 and 13) and the other youth he mentors in North Minneapolis as the president and executive director of Brothers EMpowered. | Caine founded the community mentorship organization in 2014 to help men of color overcome the barriers in their lives and the lives in their communities. His inspiration came from years of struggling as a young Black man in urban America. After overcoming many challenges and barriers…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-03). Stop NATO archives: Articles. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Stop NATO articles 2009-2014 The following are available at the link above: Africa: Laboratory and Battleground for Pentagon's 21st Century WarfareMay 29, 2014 Second Stage Interoperability: NATO Trains For Combat In EuropeMay 26, 2014 U.S. Tests Advanced Missile For NATO Interceptor SystemMay 23, 2014 NATO, U.S. Seek to Consolidate Western Military Blockade of Russia in …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-03). Coal mine workers in Alabama strike over failed contract talks. peoplesdispatch.org More than 1,100 mine workers at Warrior Met Coal have gone on strike over the company's failure to reach a consensus with the workers over the new contracts that went into effect on April 1.

Dongsheng News (2021-04-03). News on China | No. 45. dissidentvoice.org &nbsp…

_____ (2021-04-03). No Talks Needed For US Return To Iran Nuclear Deal. popularresistance.org Last month, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced that Tehran is in "no hurry" to return to its obligations under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, and is prepared to wait until the US lifts its illegal sanctions against the Islamic Republic. | Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has stated that a possible US decision to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal, also known asthe Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), does not require any talks. | Speaking to the deal's remaining signatories during a virtual meeting on Friday, Araqchi added that "Iran will suspend its steps [scaling back compliance…

Clean Energy Wire (2021-04-03). Green hydrogen could reduce CO2 emissions by up to 25 million tonnes in German Ruhr region. juancole.com By Charlotte Nijhuis | — Green hydrogen technology can help reduce emissions from industry, transport and heating in the German Ruhr region up to 72 percent by 2050 compared to 2018, the private industry-sponsored German Economic Institute (IW) shows in a report commissioned by the Ruhr Regional Association (RVR). The IW looked at six different …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-03). Mexican feminists rise up against femicide. peoplesdispatch.org Feminist collectives, women's organizations and residents of the Tulum municipality took to the streets demanding justice for Victoria Esperanza Salazar who was murdered by the local police. Mexican women denounced the escalation of femicides in the country and the impunity surrounding the crime.

teleSUR (2021-04-03). Iran Rules Out US Claim of "Step-by-Step" Lifting of Sanctions. telesurenglish.net "As has been clearly stated many times, no step-by-step plan is being considered," Khatibzadeh told Press TV. | RELATED: | "The definitive policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is the lifting of all US sanctions, whether those which Trump reimposed after withdrawing from the JCPOA or those which he initiated, as well as sanctions imposed under any other heading," he said. | His remarks came in response to claims…

teleSUR (2021-04-03). Bolivia Thanks Public Letter Rejecting Foreign Interference. telesurenglish.net Bolivia's President Luis Arce welcomed a public letter from several Latin-American politicians who rejected the interference performed by the U.S. and the Organization of American States (OAS) on his country's domestic affairs. | RELATED: ' | The letter was signed by 12 former presidents, eight former foreign ministers, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and 20 other personalities. | Among the signatory were Brazil's former P…

_____ (2021-04-03). Biden To Review Executive Authority To Cancel Student Debt. popularresistance.org Washington, DC – President Joe Biden has asked Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to prepare a memo about his legal authority to cancel student debt, chief of staff Ron Klain said Thursday, as pressure grows for the administration to address the student loan crisis crippling millions of Americans. | Klain said in an interview with Politico that Biden will decide how to proceed once he reviews the memo, which could be sent to his desk in the next few weeks. | "He'll look at that legal authority, he'll look at the policy issues around that, and then he'll make a decision," Klain said. "He hasn't made a decision on…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-03). Biden, Pentagon, NATO signal readiness to go to war against Russia over Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Biden, Pentagon, NATO signal readiness to go to war against Russia over UkraineRick Rozoff Recent press releases from the White House, the Defense Department and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization uniformly communicate the message that the U.S. and NATO are willing, and perhaps are preparing, to enter into armed conflict with Russia over their joint …

Andrew Emett (2021-04-03). Former Texas sheriff faces new charges of destroying video depicting man's death. nationofchange.org The former sheriff was released on a $15,000 bond.

_____ (2021-04-03). Report: UK School Textbooks Altered To Favour Israel. popularresistance.org The international publisher Pearson has paused further distribution of two textbooks used by UK high schools after a group of academics said in a report that they distorted the historical record and failed to offer pupils a balanced view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. | The report found that alterations had been made to text, timelines, maps and photographs, as well as to sample student essays and questions. | It concluded that "school children should not be supplied with propaganda under the guise of education" and called for their immediate withdrawal. | The textbook alterations were made last year after…

David Rosen (2021-04-03). An End to Broadband Inequality—or Just More of the Same? progressive.org Congress weighs competing approaches to closing the digital divide.

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-03). Georgia: a new Caucasus war could be part of Biden's unfinished business. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgia: a new Caucasus war could be part of Biden's unfinished businessRick Rozoff For well over a decade the White House, the State Department, the Defense Department and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have been jointly preparing Ukraine and Georgia for NATO membership. Throughout that process one of the main architects and executors of the …

Reynard Loki (2021-04-02). Live Animal Markets Should Be Closed to Prevent the Next Pandemic. counterpunch.org The exact origin of the coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, which started the COVID-19 pandemic, is still unclear. Early reports suggested that the virus jumped from an animal to a human at Wuhan's Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, a "wet market" that sells live animals. Today, the international team of scientists assembled by the World Health Organization (WHO)

teleSUR (2021-04-02). Ecuador Declares 'State of Emergency' in Eight Provinces. telesurenglish.net Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno on Thursday imposed a 30-days state of emergency in eight provinces to curb the pandemic. | RELATED: | Azuay, Guayas, El Oro, Esmeraldas, Manabi, Pichincha, Loja, and Santo Domingo de Los Tsachilas must observe new restrictions due to the rebound of infections and hospital overcrowding. | Besides no on-site working for public sector employees, residents in these provinces must obey a curfew…

Staff (2021-04-02). America: The land of lost causes. therealnews.com As the pandemic hammers the world of higher education, graduate student-workers are fighting for their livelihoods; then, we examine the continuing relevance of forgotten 19th-century political struggles in the U.S.

RFA (2021-04-02). China Turns Cautious On Fast Economic Growth — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Michael Lelyveld | China's government is facing a tough challenge in managing expectations of high economic growth rates as the country recovers from the COVID-19 crisis this year. | On March 11, Premier Li Keqiang defended the government's decision to set a relatively low bar for the economy after delivering his annual work report to the National People's Congress (NPC) with a growth goal of "over 6 percent." | At a press conference, Li pushed back at the notion that the government had deliberately low-balled the recovery from the pandemic following gross domestic product growth of 2.3 percent in 2020, the…

teleSUR (2021-04-02). More Than 25 Leaders Back Idea of Pandemic Treaty: WHO Chief. telesurenglish.net More than 25 leaders from "the G20, G7 and from every region" have united in an urgent call for an international treaty for pandemic preparedness and response, chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday. | RELATED: | The pandemic treaty would be a generational commitment to keeping the world safe from new pathogens with pandemic potential in the future, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said…

WSWS (2021-04-02). Macron's pandemic speech and the politics of "social murder" wsws.org The ruling elite in France and internationally refuses to take meaningful action to stop a new wave of COVID-19 deaths that is sweeping the globe.

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La Victoria and El Ripial Calm and Under Military Protection (Apure State)
orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-03
The commander of the Strategic Integral Defense Region (REDI) Los Llanos, General Alejandro Guevara Hernández, reported that the people of El Ripial, La Victoria and other areas of the Apure state are "calm and under the protection of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB)." | He also informed that the inhabitants of these communities are receiving food, medicine and other necessary items from the social programs of the Venezuelan government. In addition, electrical services and water supply in the regions have already been restored. | La FANB continua desplegada garantizando la paz, la tranquilidad y en cons…
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Latest Developments in Apure: Families Displaced in Border Clashes Return to Their Homes in El Ripial
orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-03
Inhabitants of El Ripial town in Apure state, who were displaced due to clashes between the Venezuelan military and Colombian paramilitary gangs over the last few days, are returning home with support from the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) deployment protecting the border zones. El Ripial is one of the localities from which the Venezuelan military has expelled Colombian armed narco-paramilitary gangs. This follows violent actions committed by the said criminal groups, reported from multiple locations close to the Colombia-Venezuela border in Apure. | Last week, facing violence from the Colombian narco-te…
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'It's Not a Border Crisis. It's an Imperialism Crisis… a Climate Crisis… a Trade Crisis.'
Jessica Corbett | zcomm.org | 2021-04-03
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to social media Tuesday night with a detailed reminder of the root causes of Central Americans and other migrants seeking asylum at the United States' southern border…
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Turkmenistan's Currency Slides Sharply To New Lows
RFE RL | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-03
( RFE/RL) — Turkmenistan's already battered currency slid sharply, as black market rates reached 40 manats to the U.S. dollar, down nearly 50 percent since January. | The manat has been under pressure for months now, a slide blamed in part on a decrease in remittances sent by Turkmen migrant workers from Turkey to their families. | In mid-January, the manat was trading on the black market for around 27 or 28 to the dollar. | In recent weeks, however, the currency has slid further, and on April 3, RFE/R…
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'It's Not a Border Crisis. It's an Imperialism Crisis… a Climate Crisis… a Trade Crisis.'
Jessica Corbett | zcomm.org | 2021-04-03
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to social media Tuesday night with a detailed reminder of the root causes of Central Americans and other migrants seeking asylum at the United States' southern border…
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Kim Stanley Robinson's 'The Ministry For The Future'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-04-03
The Ministry for the Future (Orbit, 2020) is a magnificent novel but also an especially welcome resource for thinking about ecosocialist initiatives for a near-future global Green New Deal. Could not be more timely! This was my initial impression upon reading it last week. After some reflection, I am somewhat more critical but still highly recommend this novel for its inspiration and provocation — particularly because of how Kim Stanley Robinson (KSR) concretely addresses the radical transformation of real existing capitalism dominated by its militarized fossil legacy. Ministry should certainly be subject t…
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Saturday 4/3: 150 years since the Paris Commune
World Socialist Web Site | indybay.org | 2021-04-03
An online meeting streamed at wsws.org/live…
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Sunday 4/18: Environmental Destruction and the Ecosocialist Solution
Sarah Gold, Freedom Socialist Party | indybay.org | 2021-04-03
Online event | Please register in advance: | http: //bit.ly/ecosocialist-solution…
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Saturday 4/24: IndigeFest: A Celebration of Indigenous Cultures from Across Turtle Island
American Indian Resource Center at UCSC | indybay.org | 2021-04-03
Free Online Event: | www.eventbrite.com/e/indigefest-a-celebr…
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Hundreds of houseless people evicted from Echo Park
Jonathan Kim | zcomm.org | 2021-04-03
The use of massive police force to evict the most vulnerable comes as special cruelty in the midst of the nation's worst pandemic…
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Sunday 4/11: Climate Justice & Planetary Health: Stopping the Next Pandemic
Right to Health Action | indybay.org | 2021-04-03
Online teach-in…
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Hundreds of houseless people evicted from Echo Park
Jonathan Kim | zcomm.org | 2021-04-03
The use of massive police force to evict the most vulnerable comes as special cruelty in the midst of the nation's worst pandemic…
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Two letters to the editor on the pandemic lockdown
www.academia.edu | indybay.org | 2021-04-03

Our collective thinking has often been manipulated and corrupted (eg Vietnam, Iraq, Nicaragua, Iran). According to GlobalResearch.ca, the WHO made a late admission on Jan 20, 2021 that "the lockdown has no scientific basis" and test results are misleading. "Release the vaccines and put an end to the lockdown," urges Jens Berger, editor of nachdenkseiten.de.
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WHO's COVID-19 Origins Team Member Says 'Demonstrably False' Attacks on Report 'Undermine Science'
Morgan Artyukhina | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-03
Since before the the 12-nation team of scientists visited Wuhan, China, earlier this year in an attempt to discover the origins of the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, Western nations and corporate media outlets were claiming China would block their efforts, reviving politically useful but scientifically discredited conspiracy theories. | In the wake of the World Health Organization (WHO) team's report from Wuhan on the origins of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, the US and its allies have cried foul. They claim the Chinese government fouled their investigation after it failed to point t…
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The Vaccine Must Be a Common Good for Humanity
Vijay Prashad | zcomm.org | 2021-04-03
Nearly three million people have reportedly been killed by the novel coronavirus (SAR-CoV-2) and upwards of 128 million people have been infected by the virus…
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Georgia's New Voting Law Is Rife With Hidden Horrors
Greg Palast | zcomm.org | 2021-04-03
The GOP believes Georgia's voters can't be trusted to choose their senators and governor. Rather, Republicans are counting on Jim Crow to "true the vote."
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Georgia's New Voting Law Is Rife With Hidden Horrors
Greg Palast | zcomm.org | 2021-04-03
The GOP believes Georgia's voters can't be trusted to choose their senators and governor. Rather, Republicans are counting on Jim Crow to "true the vote."
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US Church Membership Falls Under 50 Percent
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2021-04-03
Many Millennials who become unchurched cite discomfort with the prejudice and discrimination against LGBTQ persons in churches…
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US Church Membership Falls Under 50 Percent
Juan Cole | zcomm.org | 2021-04-03
Many Millennials who become unchurched cite discomfort with the prejudice and discrimination against LGBTQ persons in churches…
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Netherlands Halts Vaccination With Astrazeneca COVID-19 Vaccine
telesurenglish.net | 2021-04-03
The Netherlands' Health Minister Hugo de Jonge announced a temporary suspension on the use of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for people below 60 years of age. | RELATED: | Spain Could Produce Sputnik V Vaccine | At least five cases of serious adverse effects in women between 25 and 65 years of age, one of whom died, were reported in the country. | The decision comes days after the German government also decided to halt inoculations with AstraZeneca's vaccines over concerns of "unusual blood clot…
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Treasury Notifies Congress of $650 Billion Emergency Reserves to Fight Global COVID Crisis
Zachary Conti | indybay.org | 2021-04-03
Washington DC –Treasury notified Congress of its support for $650 billion in IMF global reserves, also known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), to assist developing countries struggling with the coronavirus crisis. US law requires a ninety-day advance alert to Congress before the US votes for SDRs with the IMF board.
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Vaccine Nationalism Is Putting World Health At Risk
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-04-03
It's 9: 21pm, and the phones of journalists across South Africa are buzzing. The health department has just released the country's daily Covid-19 statistics in a WhatsApp message. | 'We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased.' The single line has been repeated in every statement, every night, for the last year. | Officially, 52,846 people in the country of almost 59 million have died of Covid-19 since the epidemic began in March. But experts warn that the true death toll could be in the hundreds of thousands. Today, just 0.4 percent of So…
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Beyond COVID: The essential building blocks of a just world
Graham Peebles | nationofchange.org | 2021-04-03
The qualities inherent in this global cleansing are perennial principles that many hold dear: sharing, cooperation, tolerance, understanding.
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Fake News Warfare in Venezuela: Now an Alleged Morgue Collapse Due to COVID-19
Jose Manuel Blanco Diaz | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-03
Friday, April 2, social media networks in Venezuela were once again the center of a debate in which users revealed a case of fake news. The action began with photographs that were circulated depicting an alleged "COVID-19 death surge" in the Bello Monte morgue in Caracas. | The issue became a trending topic at a time when the country is going through a second wave of coronavirus infections. On the same day, for example, 1,254 new positive cases, and 13 deaths from the illness were reported. | #2Abril así se encuentra la morgue de Bello…
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Just Say No To Another "Roaring Twenties"
Michael K. Smith | zcomm.org | 2021-04-03
The lure of a perpetually rising standard of living administered by corporate America can be seen for what it always was: a capitalist mirage…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/just-say-no-to-ano…

The Heat: China pushes back on Western narrative on Xinjiang
Anand Naidoo | america.cgtn.com | 2021-04-03
The Chinese government pushes back against critical Western reporting on Xinjiang.
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Why Is The United Kingdom Raising Its Nuclear Stockpile Limits?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-04-03
On March 16, the United Kingdom announced it was significantly raising a self-imposed cap on its overall nuclear stockpile, from a previous target of 180 warheads by the mid-2020s to a new cap of 260. The decision was outlined in the United Kingdom's Integrated Review, a landmark strategic update, which also said the country will no longer declare the size of its operational warhead stockpile (previously 120), or the numbers of warheads and operational missiles deployed on submarines (previously 40 and no more than 8, respectively). A previous review in 2015 had left open the possibility of a future change in nuc…
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50 Years of Injustice: Free Black Panther Political Prisoner Ed Poindexter Now!
Jamal Journal interviews Michael Richardson | indybay.org | 2021-04-03
In our interview conducted earlier this week, author Michael Richardson discusses the role of the FBI's infamous COINTELPRO in the frameup of the Omaha Two and provides an important update on Ed Poindexter's urgent health situation. Richardson also explains how you can help Ed Poindexter, an elder in poor health who is a 50-year victim of an obvious and well documented COINTELPRO frameup. We highly recommend reading Michael Richardson's book to learn more about this extreme injustice that needs to end immediately. Free Ed Poindexter now!
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The Vaccine Must Be A Common Good For Humanity
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-04-03
Nearly three million people have reportedly been killed by the novel coronavirus (SAR-CoV-2) and upwards of 128 million people have been infected by the virus, many with long-lasting health repercussions. Thus far, roughly 1.5% of the world's population of 7.7 billion have been vaccinated, but 80% of them are from only ten countries. In February, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research warned about the 'medical apartheid' that has shaped the vaccine roll-out. | Since 1950, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has celebrated Global Health Day on 7 April. Each year, the WHO choses a different theme for the day…
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Regarding The Farewell Of Romaine "Chip" Fitzgerald
The Family & Committee To Free Chip | indybay.org | 2021-04-03
This new statement has just been released.
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Modified Injunction is Bad News for the Unhoused; Prepare to Resist Now, or Regret Later
Robert Norse | indybay.org | 2021-04-03
Judge Susan van Kuelen's March 30th modifications in the 1-20-21 Preliminary Injunction previously protecting the San Lorenzo Survival Campground was published April 1st. It allows a week or two relief, if that, before the unhoused population faces restored confinement or persecution.
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Lenin Moreno and the CIA against Andres Arauz
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-04-03
The second round of the Ecuadorian election between the candidate of the pro-Correa citizen revolution Arauz and the banker Lasso is approaching, and things are accelerating in the axis formed by Lenin Moreno and the United States, with its intelligence services at the forefront. | April 2, 2021 | Newswire…
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Brothers EMpowered Is Building That Village We All Need to Thrive
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-04-03
Charles Caine has a dream. Just like Martin Luther King understood civil rights include economic rights, Caine wants to give all people an opportunity to prosper. That mission starts with his two sons (ages 16 and 13) and the other youth he mentors in North Minneapolis as the president and executive director of Brothers EMpowered. | Caine founded the community mentorship organization in 2014 to help men of color overcome the barriers in their lives and the lives in their communities. His inspiration came from years of struggling as a young Black man in urban America. After overcoming many challenges and barriers…
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Russian Opposition Must Shed Its Illusions About Navalny, Putin And Possibilities For Change — OpEd
Paul Goble | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-03
The chief problem of the Russian opposition, Vladislav Inozemtsev says, is that its hopes and expectations increasingly take precedence over a sober assessment of the realities of their situation, one in which they expect to be able to liberate Aleksey Navalny and create "a beautiful Russia of the future." | Their world, however, is imaginary, the Russian analyst says, and it is getting in the way of taking the kinds of steps needed to make real progress in more limited ways possible. The opposition doesn't understand that it needs to operate within the Russia that exists and not the one its members have dream…
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"We will protest for as long as possible"
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-04-03
Farmers from Uttarakhand and northwest UP–several of whom have taken part in the farm protests–say that the state-run mandis, though flawed, are essential for their survival. | April 3, 2021 | Newswire…
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Friday 4/9: Community Discussion: Anti-AAPI Racism and Solidarity
DXE | indybay.org | 2021-04-03
online…
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[Clinical Picture] Anterior uveitis in paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2
Justin E R E Wong Chung, àñ Engin, T F W Wolfs, T J C Renson, J H de Boer | thelancet.com | 2021-04-03
A 12-year-old boy was referred to our hospital with a 6-day history of a fever–maximum 40 ∞C–of unknown origin and malaise. He had no previous medical problems, no prior upper respiratory tract symptoms, or known exposure to a SARS-CoV-2-positive individual.
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Spirit of Love, Show of Strength at Rally Opposing Violence Against Asians
HLECRIRC | indybay.org | 2021-04-03
Spirit of love, show of strength, and commitment to resistance in the air and on placards in the Silicon Valley community of Redwood City–the date was March 27, eleven days after hate crime mass shooting in Atlanta.
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Saturday 4/24: How to Change the World in One Generation – DxE Intro Workshop
DXE | indybay.org | 2021-04-03
online…
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Biden, Pentagon, NATO signal readiness to go to war against Russia over Ukraine
Rick Rozoff | antibellum679354512.wordpress.com | 2021-04-03
Biden, Pentagon, NATO signal readiness to go to war against Russia over UkraineRick Rozoff Recent press releases from the White House, the Defense Department and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization uniformly communicate the message that the U.S. and NATO are willing, and perhaps are preparing, to enter into armed conflict with Russia over their joint …
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Mexican feminists rise up against femicide
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-04-03
Feminist collectives, women's organizations and residents of the Tulum municipality took to the streets demanding justice for Victoria Esperanza Salazar who was murdered by the local police. Mexican women denounced the escalation of femicides in the country and the impunity surrounding the crime.
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/04/03/mexican-f…

Just Say No To Another "Roaring Twenties"
Michael K. Smith | zcomm.org | 2021-04-03
The lure of a perpetually rising standard of living administered by corporate America can be seen for what it always was: a capitalist mirage…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/just-say-no-to-ano…

Possible Trigger For Crohn's Disease Identified
Eurasia Review | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-03
People living with the often-debilitating effects of Crohn's disease may finally gain some relief, thanks to ground-breaking research led by McMaster University. | McMaster investigator Brian Coombes said his team identified a strain of adherent-invasive E-coli (AIEC) that is strongly implicated in the condition and is often found in the intestines of people with Crohn's disease. | "If you examine the gut lining of patients with Crohn's disease, you will find that around 70 to 80 per cent of them test positive for AIEC bacteria, but one of the things we don't understand is why," said Coombes, professor and cha…
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Luxembourg A Tax Haven For Finnish Companies And Super-Rich
EurActiv | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-03
By Pekka Vanttinen | ( EurActiv) — Hundreds of Finnish companies, high profile business tycoons and CEOs have been seeking tax relief in Luxembourg, with assets managed by favourable agreements amounting to tens of billions of euros. | The list of names, revealed by the Finnish Broadcasting Company's investigative journalism programme MOT on Monday, includes former Nokia CEO Jorma Ollila and Ilkka Herlin, member of the Herlin family, which owns Kone, a leading international engin…
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Mali: Four UN Peacekeepers, Two Soldiers Killed In Two Separate Attacks (Photos)
Anonymous669 | southfront.org | 2021-04-03
Click to see full-size image. Source: echosmedias.org | On April 2, four UN peacekeepers, two Malian soldiers were killed and several others were injured in two separate terrorist attacks in Mali. | The peacekeepers were killed in a large attack by gunmen on base of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in the eastern area of Kidal. According to a statement by the MINUSMA, the gunmen, who are yet to be identified, were heavily armed."Heavily armed terrorists carried out an a…
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'Global Britain', aggressive imperialism and draconian policing
Rohan Rice | zcomm.org | 2021-04-03
Belligerent abroad and oppressive at home, the government's rhetoric is being gradually cemented into law — to which protest is the only answer…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/global-britain-agg…

Killing the Black Snake: Native Youths Incredible Stand Against Pipelines in Washington
Brenda Norrell | indybay.org | 2021-04-03
Native youths ran to the White House, locked down on tripods outside, and delivered more than 400,000 petitions to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers demanding the shut down of Dakota Access Pipeline, and Enbridge Line 3. They marched through the streets of Washington DC with a 200-foot black snake representing the pipelines, and "killed" the snake outside the White House.
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Chaos of capitalist production: 15 million vaccine doses ruined
Jordan Woll | liberationnews.org | 2021-04-03
Most of the deficiencies cited in FDA investigation reports from 2020 indicate the lack of rigor that capitalism incentivizes with its "race to the bottom" profit motive.
liberationnews.org/chaos-of-capitalist-p…

Is The Long War Finally Ending?
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-04-03
In October 1944, with the end of World War II in sight, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin passed a note back and forth to each other at a conference in Moscow. On the piece of paper, Churchill had assigned percentages to several Eastern European countries. Stalin amended the numbers, and Churchill agreed. The deal remained secret for nearly a decade. | The percentages on the piece of paper referred to the amount of influence that the Soviet Union and the West would wield in Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, and Greece, with the first three countries falling in the Soviet sphere, control divided evenly in…
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Thursday 4/8: Climate Action Crash Course
Climate Now | indybay.org | 2021-04-03
Online, via zoom…
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No Talks Needed For US Return To Iran Nuclear Deal
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-04-03
Last month, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced that Tehran is in "no hurry" to return to its obligations under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, and is prepared to wait until the US lifts its illegal sanctions against the Islamic Republic. | Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has stated that a possible US decision to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal, also known asthe Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), does not require any talks. | Speaking to the deal's remaining signatories during a virtual meeting on Friday, Araqchi added that "Iran will suspend its steps [scaling back compliance…
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Peoples Coalition Helps Elect New Orleans Progressive Prosecutor
Bill Quigley | zcomm.org | 2021-04-03
"Our mission is to create a District Attorney's office that is ethical, equitable, compassionate, and accountable to all of its constituents so that we may end the era of mass incarceration in New Orleans."
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Sunday 4/4: 'Breaking The Silence': MLK JR's Anti-War Speech & Anniversary of His Assassination
King, Breaking Silence Project | indybay.org | 2021-04-03
Online event w/ ASL + Spanish translation…
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How pharma companies created a bottleneck in vaccine distribution
Newsclick | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-04-03
In this episode of 'Talking Science & Tech', we look at how private pharma companies and developed nations have created a bottleneck in vaccine distribution through the use of patents and legislation.
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/04/03/how-pharm…

New priorities, same struggle
Boston DSA | zcomm.org | 2021-04-03
Organizing in the Boston Area…
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Oakland Youths March in Support of Asians
Leon Kunstenaar | indybay.org | 2021-04-03
Loud march from City Hall to Lake Merritt…
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Time to put the spotlight on corporate taxes
Martin Hart-Landsberg | mronline.org | 2021-04-03
A battle is slowly brewing in Washington DC over whether to raise corporate taxes to help finance new infrastructure investments. | April 3, 2021 | Newswire…
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Capitol police officer, driver killed in vehicle attack near US Capitol
wsws.org | 2021-04-03
The driver of the vehicle, identified as 25-year-old Noah Green of Indiana, was shot and killed by police after he crashed his vehicle into a barricade outside the Capitol.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/03/capi…

7 delectable deviled egg variations for springtime snacking
Ashlie D. Stevens | salon.com | 2021-04-03
There's an egg for everyone, from an updated classic with frizzled shallots to one with a hit of secret Sriracha…
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'Global Britain', aggressive imperialism and draconian policing
Rohan Rice | zcomm.org | 2021-04-03
Belligerent abroad and oppressive at home, the government's rhetoric is being gradually cemented into law — to which protest is the only answer…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/global-britain-agg…

New priorities, same struggle
Boston DSA | zcomm.org | 2021-04-03
Organizing in the Boston Area…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/new-priorities-sam…

Ukraine To Regain 'Occupied Territory' in Crimea and Sevastopol
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-03
In 2014, the Russian-speaking population living in the Donbas region set the Donetsk and Luhansk republics. Ukraine does not recognize that decision to date. | Over the last week, Ukraine has been moving military vehicles and troops to the front lines, a measure that increases its military tensions with Russia. | On March 24, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed the Decree 117/2021 approving the "strategy of disoccupation and reintegration of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the Sevastopol city." | In practical terms, Ukraine's decision could trigger actions lea…
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Green hydrogen could reduce CO2 emissions by up to 25 million tonnes in German Ruhr region
Clean Energy Wire | juancole.com | 2021-04-03
By Charlotte Nijhuis | — Green hydrogen technology can help reduce emissions from industry, transport and heating in the German Ruhr region up to 72 percent by 2050 compared to 2018, the private industry-sponsored German Economic Institute (IW) shows in a report commissioned by the Ruhr Regional Association (RVR). The IW looked at six different …
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We're Colorado legislative aides and political workers. Here's why we formed a union
Heather Bradley, Brooke Holmes, Logan Davis,, Meredith Phillips | zcomm.org | 2021-04-03
To those concerned that having organized labor so close to seats of power might lead to more pro-worker policies, we say: Good…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/were-colorado-legi…

KPFA and the vast conspiracy: "New Day" Pacifica's Redbaiting Tactics
repost | indybay.org | 2021-04-03
The faction trying to corporatize the Pacifica bylaws who call themselves "New Day Pacifica" have used redbaiting claiming that Pacifica has been taken over by the Green Party and the Workers World party. These rebating tactics show the real character of these people. It also raises questions about why programmers at KPFA are supporting these tactics by backing New Day Pacifica.
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We're Colorado legislative aides and political workers. Here's why we formed a union
Heather Bradley, Brooke Holmes, Logan Davis,, Meredith Phillips | zcomm.org | 2021-04-03
To those concerned that having organized labor so close to seats of power might lead to more pro-worker policies, we say: Good…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/were-colorado-legi…

Friday 4/2: Virtual Forum: 60-year Blockade on Cuba & Unions Fight for Safe Schools
Party for Socialism, Liberation | indybay.org | 2021-04-03
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Biden, Pentagon, NATO Signal Readiness to Go to War Against Russia Over Ukraine
Rick Rozoff | news.antiwar.com | 2021-04-03
Recent press releases from the White House, the Defense Department and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization uniformly communicate the message that the U.S. and NATO are willing, and perhaps are preparing, to enter into armed conflict with Russia over their joint client regime in Ukraine. On April 1 U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin held a … Continue reading "Biden, Pentagon, NATO Signal Readiness to Go to War Against Russia Over Ukraine"
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News on China | No. 45
Dongsheng News | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-04-03
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US Sanctions Are Killing Innocent Syrians
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-04-03
A friend of mine was found dead in his bed this past winter because he had no heating. Why? Because U.S. sanctions are hurting ordinary people rather than Bashar al-Assad's government; there is only an hour or so of electricity per day. | Last month, my phone rang. A relative in Damascus asked me to help a young Syrian child, Mohammed Daafis. Two-year-old Mohammed's family uses a Primus kerosene stove, a Victorian-era product, for cooking. There is no boiler for running hot water in the shower. Electricity rationing in Syria has reached its highest levels due to the government's inability to secure the fuel neede…
popularresistance.org/us-sanctions-are-k…

Peoples Coalition Helps Elect New Orleans Progressive Prosecutor
Bill Quigley | zcomm.org | 2021-04-03
"Our mission is to create a District Attorney's office that is ethical, equitable, compassionate, and accountable to all of its constituents so that we may end the era of mass incarceration in New Orleans."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/peoples-coalition-…

Saturday 4/17: End Gun Violence Town Hall w/ March For Our Lives San Jose
March For Our Lives | indybay.org | 2021-04-03
Online town hall…
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Stop Asian Hate! N. Cal Filipinos & Asians Speak-out Against Racist Violence and Murders
Labor Video Project | indybay.org | 2021-04-03
Hundreds of Northern California Filipinos and Asian Americans spoke out against the racist violence and murders taking place in the Bay Are and nationally. The march and rally took place on March 26, 2021…
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Venezuelan Minister for Defense: Colombia is Using PsyOps and Media Warfare to Undermine Venezuelan Army
orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-03
This Friday, April 2, Venezuelan Minister for Defense, Vladimir Padrino López, denounced the use of psyops and media manipulation on the part of the Colombian government to defend its economic interests, create unrest among the Venezuelan population, manipulate public opinion at the international level and thus destabilize Venezuela. | On his Twitter account @vladimirpadrino, he wrote that "this conflict, in which the Republic makes legitimate use of its weapons to expel the groups that want to use our territory for bastard purposes, is accompanied by other weapons that seek various objectives: | 1 Defend the eco…
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Chauvin trial, week 1: Will there be justice for George Floyd?
Chris Banks | liberationnews.org | 2021-04-02
The entire world saw Chauvin commit the infamous murder of Floyd thanks to viral bystander video, and the attention of millions are now fixed on the courtroom.
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Evidence grows against former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin on day four of murder trial
wsws.org | 2021-04-02
Chauvin's former supervising officer told the court officers used force against George Floyd beyond the point which they should have stopped.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/02/egdc…

Edge of Sports: Blinded by 'the Eyes of Texas'
Dave Zirin | progressive.org | 2021-04-02
Concerns over "The Eyes of Texas" ramped up during last summer's mass demonstrations over the police murder of George Floyd.
progressive.org/magazine/blinded-by-eyes…

Far Right Cries Out for Foreign Intervention Due to Colombian Paramilitary Attacks in Apure
Jose Manuel Blanco Diaz | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-02
In the midst of the struggle by Venezuelan security and defense agencies to expel the threat of Colombian paramilitary gangs from the state of Apure, the spokespeople for Venezuela's extreme right are again launching requests for foreign intervention and military interference in Venezuela. | Since the first skirmishes against criminal organizations were recorded in the border area of La Victoria in Apure state, on March 21, calls for foreign interference proliferated on social media networks, in addition to censure of the work of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB). | One of the representatives of the opp…
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The War Scenario in Apure is Transferred to the Media and Social Networks
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-02
By Misión Verdad — Mar 30, 2021 | Since the beginning of the clashes last Sunday, March 21, between Venezuelan state security forces and armed groups operating in Apure, on the Colombian-Venezuelan border, attempts were made to construct a false narrative aimed at criminalizing the government of President Nicolás Maduro and involving secondary actors. | The discourse framework promoted hours after the events was that the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) had bombed the civilian population of La Victoria, a border town in the Venezuelan plains state, and was confronting an alleged faction of the disside…
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The War Scenario in Apure is Transferred to the Media and Social Media Networks
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-02
By Misión Verdad — Mar 30, 2021 | Since the beginning of the clashes last Sunday, March 21, between Venezuelan state security forces and armed groups operating in Apure, on the Colombian-Venezuelan border, attempts were made to construct a false narrative aimed at criminalizing the government of President Nicolás Maduro and involving secondary actors. | The discourse framework promoted hours after the events was that the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) had bombed the civilian population of La Victoria, a border town in the Venezuelan plains state, and was confronting an alleged faction of the disside…
orinocotribune.com/the-war-scenario-in-a…

Credit Suisse's 'Suspicious' Forecast for Venezuelan Economy: 4% Growth in 2021
Jose Manuel Blanco Diaz | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-02
In an economic forecast made public by the controversial AP journalist Joshua Goodman last Friday, March 26, which could be defined as a suspicious and unusual compliment, the Credit Suisse bank foresees the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to have a GDP increase of 4% in 2021. | The forecast is a surprise because the international financial institution considers the fact that the South American country is subject to a commercial and financial blockade, to which private corporations such as Credit Suisse itself capitulates, under the direction of the United States government and the European Union. | "We project…
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Two More Venezuelan Soldiers Killed by Colombian Paramilitaries in Apure
orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-02
This Thursday, April 1, two Venezuelan soldiers died as a result of the detonation of a landmine by Colombian criminal groups upon a patrol operating in the El Ripial sector of José Antonio Páez municipality, in Apure state, where the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) is executing operation Bolivarian Shield 2021 against drug trafficking and paramilitary cells, which intend to enter Venezuelan territory to expand their criminal networks. | "We report that First Sergeant Andriel Istúriz Sojo and Second Sergeant Jesús Alexander Vásquez Pérez died today," read a statement by the Venezuelan ministry for defense…
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The Other Americans: Now It's Biden's Turn to Repel Migrants
Jeff Abbott | progressive.org | 2021-04-02
The Biden Administration is continuing old policies of turning back desperate people from the border.
progressive.org/dispatches/biden-turn-to…

Another migrant caravan leaves from Honduras towards the US border
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-04-02
Social and economic conditions in the country continue to worsen while the institutional crisis also deepens following the drug trafficking conviction of the president's brother in a US court…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/04/02/another-m…

Thousands of migrant children remain detained in overflowing detention camps along southern US border
wsws.org | 2021-04-02
Children are being kept in eight "pods" consisting of 500 children each, crowded into cages lined with see-through plastic sheets at a Department of Homeland Security facility in Donna, Texas.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/02/camp…

The Liberal Contempt for Martin Luther King's Final Year
Jeff Cohen, Norman Solomon | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-02
The anniversary of his assassination always brings a flood of tributes to Martin Luther King Jr., and this Sunday will surely be no exception. But those tributes — including from countless organizations calling themselves progressive — are routinely evasive about the anti-militarist ideals that King passionately expressed during the final year of his life. You…
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Sign our online birthday card to say: "Free Georges Abdallah!" on his 70th birthday! #MacronLibérezAbdallah
samidoun.net | 2021-04-02
It's Georges Abdallah's 70th birthday. This Lebanese Arab communist struggler for Palestine is marking this birthday in Lannemezan Prison, after being jailed by France for over 36 years. Join us today to take action online to demand his immediate liberation. First, join the Twitterstorm! #MacronLibérezAbdallah Twitter Storm Friday, 2 April 2021 10 am Pacific — 1 pm Eastern — 7 pm central Europe — 8 pm Palestine Use the hashtag: #MacronLibérezAbdallah Sample Tweets: bit.ly/freeabdallah Tag: @EmmanuelMacron @GDarmanin to direct your demand to French officials. Sign our collective birthday…
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Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
wsws.org | 2021-04-02
2,000 Amazon workers at five German fulfilment centres in four-day pay strike; one-day general strike of Belgian private sector workers against 0.4 percent pay rise cap; 2,000 coal miners' strike in Bosnia and Herzegovina over months of unpaid and inconsistent wages; French primary school teachers to walk out over school reopenings…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/02/wkrs…

Atlanta / Solidarity with Alabama Amazon workers
Dianne Mathiowetz | workers.org | 2021-04-02
Photo credit: Aleksander Kline Members of the ATL Amazon Workers Solidarity Network in Atlanta, Ga., on March 30 publicly thanked the BAmazon Union for leading the way to organize the unorganized. They were gathered in front of the new office site of the National Labor Relations Board one day after . . . | Continue reading Atlanta / Solidarity with Alabama Amazon workers at Workers.org
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After BAmazon/ Alabama mine workers go out on strike
Devin Cole | workers.org | 2021-04-02
On April 1, the United Mine Workers of America announced that more than 1,100 workers at the Brookwood, Ala., locations of Warrior Met Coal (WMC) had gone out on strike and were walking the picket line. The strike involves workers at two mines, one preparation plant and Central Shop. The . . . | Continue reading After BAmazon/ Alabama mine workers go out on strike at Workers.org
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The real victory in Bessemer: Renewal of working class organizing — a WW commentary
Scott Williams | workers.org | 2021-04-02
"The workers in Bessemer never thought they'd spark a national discussion. This is their moment, but it's not just about Amazon. This is about every employer and the right of every worker to fair pay, safe workplaces, a voice in their workplace and the right to organize unions without illegal . . . | Continue reading The real victory in Bessemer: Renewal of working class organizing — a WW commentary at Workers.org
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Demented Thinking on Joe Biden
Ted Rall | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-02
The president is suffering from dementia. I'm a cartoonist and a writer and I am most assuredly not a gerontologist. I did not go to medical school. If I am not an expert in aging and cognitive decline, how do I know Biden has dementia? The same way I and you and everyone else know…
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Hands Off Yemen!
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-02
February 15, 2021, marks one year since the Saudi-led coalition's horrific air raid on a residential area in Yemen's northern province of al-Jawf. The bombing killed 35 people, including 25 children, and 18 children were amongst the 23 injured. According to the Yemen Data Project, "During 2020, air raids in #Yemen averaged 6 per day — double the average daily rate in 2019. Despite the pandemic, strikes hit healthcare facilities, markets, farms, schools, and vital water infrastructure, including water wells. At least one Covid-19 quarantine centre was bombed." | The brutal U.S.-backed Saudi-led war on Yemen…
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$13,000-plus kicks off FRSO fundraising drive
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-04-02
Minneapolis, MN — More than $13,000 has been donated to the Freedom Road Socialist Origination (FRSO) Spring Fundraising drive as of March 31, and thousands more are expected in the upcoming week. Given the rapid growth of FRSO, funds are being raised for a national office and staff, with the aim of carrying out a big leap forward in our efforts to build a strong, revolutionary organization. | A number of members and supporters of FRSO are donating their $1400 stimulus checks. | Sarah Martin, a long time FRSO member and anti-war activist, is giving $1400. Martin stated, "I contributed to the FRSO funding dr…
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Despite US' Dirty Tricks, Bolivia Is Finding A Way To Stay Independent
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-04-02
Sentiments in Bolivia for and against the coup d'etat of November 2019 are predictably along class lines. Those from more affluent sections felt that the socialist policies of the government of President Evo Morales (which was in power from 2006 to 2019) were eating into their authority. But these sections could not oust Morales at the ballot box because his policies of redistribution were wildly popular among the mass of the population. Morales won three elections, each of them with a decisive mandate: winning 53.74% in 2005, 64.08% in 2009, and 61.36% in 2014. | Pressure to prevent Morales from running in the e…
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$13,000-plus kicks off FRSO fundraising drive
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-04-02
Minneapolis, MN — More than $13,000 has been donated to the Freedom Road Socialist Origination (FRSO) Spring Fundraising drive as of March 31, and thousands more are expected in the upcoming week. Given the rapid growth of FRSO, funds are being raised for a national office and staff, with the aim of carrying out a big leap forward in our efforts to build a strong, revolutionary organization. | A number of members and supporters of FRSO are donating their $1400 stimulus checks. | Sarah Martin, a long time FRSO member and anti-war activist, is giving $1400. Martin stated, "I contributed to the FRSO funding dr…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/4/1/13000-plu…

Why Kindness is Not Enough
Michael Barker | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-02
Marxists tend to have a realistic view of humanity. We believe that history is replete with examples demonstrating that our species strongest instinctual urges move us in the direction of cooperation not violence. At the same time, we understand that a small clique of self-centred individuals, the ruling-class, use their power to undermine our ability…
counterpunch.org/2021/04/02/why-kindness…

Charlottesville City to Remove Confederate Generals Statues
telesurenglish.net | 2021-04-02
Virginia Supreme Court Justice Bernard Goodwyn on Thursday authorized Charlottesville City to take down statues of the Confederate Generals Robert Lee and Thomas Stonewall Jackson. | RELATED: | Rampant Racial Injustice in US Reveals Double Standards on Human Rights | "The team in the City Attorney's office did an amazing job; this court decision will positively impact so many lives," said Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah Walker. | "We are forever indebte…
telesurenglish.net/news/Charlottesville-…

The Adani Business Formula: Dealing with Myanmar's Military
Binoy Kampmark | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-04-02
Corporate morality can be a flexible thing. Some companies see tantalising dollar signs afloat in the spilt blood of civilians and dissidents. Military governments, however trigger crazed, offer ideal opportunities; potentially, corners can be cut, regulations relaxed. The Adani Group has shown itself to be particularly unscrupulous in this regard. In many ways, it is …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/04/the-adani-bus…

Bangladesh Could Become Hub for Jihadists if It Continues Appeasing Islamic Radicals
Paul Antonopoulos | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2021-04-02
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Spain: Headquarters of Leftist Party Podemos Vandalized
telesurenglish.net | 2021-04-02
The Podemos President Pablo Iglesias denounced an attack with explosives on this leftist party's headquarters in Cartagena city in Murcia province. | RELATED: | Spain's Parliament To Approve Law Regulating Euthanasia | In May and September last year, the same building was vandalized and threatening graffiti with neo-Nazi symbology appeared on the walls. | "Far-right terrorism is not going to intimidate us… Democracy, freedom of expression, and social justice is the response to thes…
telesurenglish.net/news/Spain-Headquarte…

Maj. Danny Sjursen: What Is It About the Democrats' Love of War?
Moderator | scheerpost.com | 2021-04-02
Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play Nearly two full decades into the Afghanistan War, with just a month left before the United States under President Trump had agreed to withdraw its remaining troops from Afghanistan at long last, it seems Joe Biden is going to backtrack on his predecessor's promise. At his first press conference as U.S. president, Biden stated, " It's going to be… | Source…
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Dozens of Canadian Indigenous communities under boil-water advisories one year into pandemic
wsws.org | 2021-04-02
Fifty-eight long-term boil-water advisories remain in effect on First Nation reserves across Canada– some of them more than two decades-old.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/02/inwa…

Another Indigenous People Leader Assassinated in Colombia
telesurenglish.net | 2021-04-02
The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) condemned the assassination of Wayuu Indigenous people leader Aura Garcia in the La Guajira department. | RELATED: | Colombia Allows Second Fracking Project in the Magdalena Basin | She was a traditional authority of the Arronshy community in Uribia municipality. She was ambushed by two unknown individuals and shot to death on Wednesday afternoon. | Previously, she had denounced several threats that led her to request pro…
telesurenglish.net/news/Another-Indigeno…

Letters From Minsk: Echoes of Munich Over Wroclaw, Poland
Matthew Stevenson | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-02
This is the fourth in a series about train and bicycle rides from Switzerland to Belarus, in those carefree days before pandemic lockdowns. My Wroclaw train dropped me at the main station just outside the downtown in the middle of the afternoon, when chilly winds off the central European plains were whipping around the cobblestoned…
counterpunch.org/2021/04/02/letters-from…

China Turns Cautious On Fast Economic Growth — Analysis
RFA | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-02
By Michael Lelyveld | China's government is facing a tough challenge in managing expectations of high economic growth rates as the country recovers from the COVID-19 crisis this year. | On March 11, Premier Li Keqiang defended the government's decision to set a relatively low bar for the economy after delivering his annual work report to the National People's Congress (NPC) with a growth goal of "over 6 percent." | At a press conference, Li pushed back at the notion that the government had deliberately low-balled the recovery from the pandemic following gross domestic product growth of 2.3 percent in 2020, the…
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Macron's pandemic speech and the politics of "social murder"
wsws.org | 2021-04-02
The ruling elite in France and internationally refuses to take meaningful action to stop a new wave of COVID-19 deaths that is sweeping the globe.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/02/pers…

Live Animal Markets Should Be Closed to Prevent the Next Pandemic
Reynard Loki | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-02
The exact origin of the coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, which started the COVID-19 pandemic, is still unclear. Early reports suggested that the virus jumped from an animal to a human at Wuhan's Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, a "wet market" that sells live animals. Today, the international team of scientists assembled by the World Health Organization (WHO)…
counterpunch.org/2021/04/02/live-animal-…

Ecuador Declares 'State of Emergency' in Eight Provinces
telesurenglish.net | 2021-04-02
Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno on Thursday imposed a 30-days state of emergency in eight provinces to curb the pandemic. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Andres Arauz Rejects "Dirty Campaign" Against Him | Azuay, Guayas, El Oro, Esmeraldas, Manabi, Pichincha, Loja, and Santo Domingo de Los Tsachilas must observe new restrictions due to the rebound of infections and hospital overcrowding. | Besides no on-site working for public sector employees, residents in these provinces must obey a curfew…
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More Than 25 Leaders Back Idea of Pandemic Treaty: WHO Chief
telesurenglish.net | 2021-04-02
More than 25 leaders from "the G20, G7 and from every region" have united in an urgent call for an international treaty for pandemic preparedness and response, chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday. | RELATED: | Over 1M Health Workers Infected with COVID in the Americas | The pandemic treaty would be a generational commitment to keeping the world safe from new pathogens with pandemic potential in the future, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said…
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America: The land of lost causes
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-04-02
As the pandemic hammers the world of higher education, graduate student-workers are fighting for their livelihoods; then, we examine the continuing relevance of forgotten 19th-century political struggles in the U.S.
therealnews.com/america-the-land-of-lost…

United Auto Workers executives received massive payout in 2020 as COVID-19 ravaged auto plants
wsws.org | 2021-04-02
The latest US Department of Labor report for 2020 filed by the UAW shows that it increased both its income and assets even as its membership declined amid the coronavirus pandemic.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/02/uawi…

How Cutting Down Military Spending Could Bring About Peace
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-04-02
Since the end of WWII, especially since the breakup of the Soviet Union, it appears as if US political leaders feel they are trapped in a time warp and are unable to break free. They seem to believe that they must repeat the same disastrous foreign policy of regime change over and over. Since 9/11, the US has attacked or supported attacks against Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen. | The attacks, especially the horrendous US-led war crime against Iraq, have destabilized and created havoc in the Middle East, devastated these nations and caused death and appalling suffering for the people. | In addition, the…
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Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2021-04-02
When your ideas don't win people over, just keep the other side from getting votes.
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Battleground Baltimore: Make It Make Sense
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-04-02
In this week's round-up of Baltimore news: COVID-19 numbers continue to rise but Maryland stays open, the winding and confusing road to police accountability, the latest on paraphernalia decriminalization, and…
therealnews.com/battleground-baltimore-m…

Rebuttal Letter to European Medicines Agency (EMA) from Doctors for COVID Ethics
Doctors for COVID Ethics | globalresearch.ca | 2021-04-02
Emer Cooke, Executive Director, European Medicines …
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The antiscientific campaign to promote "living with the virus"
wsws.org | 2021-04-02
The media use of the term "endemicity" is an effort to employ scientific-sounding language to promote the false conception that COVID-19 will inevitably become a permanent fixture of human society like the influenza and the common cold. Behind this campaign lie powerful social interests.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/02/ende…

WSWS publishes Chinese translation of "800,000 COVID-19 deaths in Europe: capitalism, social murder and the case for socialism"
wsws.org | 2021-04-02
Translated into Chinese, the article explains how the political representatives of the financial aristocracy have condemned hundreds of thousands to death and the necessity for the international working class to put an end to the capitalist system.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/02/chin…

Undeniable Spike: Venezuela Reports 1,254 COVID-19 Cases, 13 Deaths, and 92% Recovered on Thursday
Jose Manuel Blanco Diaz | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-02
This Thursday, April 1, Venezuela marked its 382nd day in the battle against COVID-19. In the last 24 hours, the country registered 1,254 new cases: 1,237 of community transmission and 17 imported, in addition to 13 deaths. This was reported by the Minister for Communication and Information, Freddy àëáñez. | Thus, Venezuela's totals up until day 382, ‚Äã‚Äãin the second wave of COVID-19, include 161,751 infections and 1,615 deaths from this disease. On the other hand, 11,480 cases are reported as active. Of this sum, 11,127 are receiving free care in the national public he…
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Belgium Must Lift 'All COVID-19 Measures' within 30 Days, Brussels Court Rules
MaàØthé Chini | globalresearch.ca | 2021-04-02
The Belgian State has been ordered to lift "all coronavirus measures" …
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New studies show COVID-19 leads to significant organ damage and the death of many survivors
wsws.org | 2021-04-02
The UK study builds on previous research on outcomes for patients taken into hospital with COVID-19 but based on tens of thousands of cases is able to draw conclusions about the extent of dysfunction in organs of those affected.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/02/orga…

Train Crash Kills at Least 51 People in Taiwan
telesurenglish.net | 2021-04-02
At least 51 people died after a train derailment on Friday in Taiwan, as authorities reported that it was the country's deadliest train crash in decades. | RELATED: | Covid-19 Update: Taiwan Prohibits Foreigners From Entering | The 408 Taroko Express collided inside of a tunnel on its way to the southern region of Taitung. The passengers were trapped for hours as rescue teams tried to access the train. | Latest: 51 dead and ~160 injured, the deadliest train crash in Taiwan in decade…
telesurenglish.net/news/Train-Crash-Kill…

Tanzania's Late President Magufuli: 'Science Denier' or Threat to Empire?
Jeremy Loffredo | globalresearch.ca | 2021-04-02
While his COVID-19 policies have dominated media coverage regarding his disappearance …
globalresearch.ca/tanzania-late-presiden…

Why Biden's Choice to Bomb Outer Space Is So Damn Exciting
Lee Camp | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-02
President Biden has announced he will be continuing to build Donald Trump's Space Force — an idea Trump probably dreamed up while high on some bizarre pills his special "doctor" gave him and had left the rubber cement jar open on his desk. The Space Force is the new branch of our military designed to conquer and…
counterpunch.org/2021/04/02/why-bidens-c…

Cesar Chavez Day
Gloria Rubac | workers.org | 2021-04-02
Houston Residents here honored labor leader and United Farm Workers founder Cesar Chavez March 27 with a caravan through the East Side, led by over 25 motorcycles, dozens of Chicano lowrider cars and other cars with signs and union flags on them. They met up with a large contingent of . . . | Continue reading Cesar Chavez Day at Workers.org
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Detected Lottery-Like Behavior In Cryptocurrency Markets
Eurasia Review | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-02
Recent research from the University of Vaasa and the University of Jyvà§skyla shows that speculation and lottery-like behavior is a fundamental factor for the pricing of cryptocurrencies. Speculation could explain the enormous increase in the market capitalizations of cryptocurrencies. | Nowadays more than 8000 cryptocurrencies have been launched. Unlike traditional assets like stocks, research has shown that investments in cryptocurrencies are associated with a considerably higher level of uncertainty. The price of Bitcoin, which is the first traded cryptocurrency, increased by from $7,200.17 to $29,374.
eurasiareview.com/03042021-detected-lott…

Scientists At CERN Successfully Laser-Cool Antimatter For The First Time
Eurasia Review | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-02
Swansea University physicists, as leading members of the ALPHA collaboration at CERN, have demonstrated laser cooling of antihydrogen atoms for the first time. The groundbreaking achievement produces colder antimatter than ever before and enables an entirely new class of experiments, helping scientists learn more about antimatter in future. | In a paper published in Nature, the collaboration reports that the temperature of antihydrogen atoms trapped inside a magnetic bottle is reduced when the atoms scatter light from an ultraviolet laser beam, slowing the atoms down and reducing the space they occupy in the b…
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New Domestic Terrorism Laws Won't End White Supremacy
Jacob deCastro | aclu.org | 2021-04-02
After the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, calls for new domestic terrorism laws grew louder. Proponents of the laws argue they'll provide law enforcement with more resources to go after white supremacists and stop the violence. Now, with the country reeling from a recent spike in mass shootings, the calls continue. | Not so fast, says Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU's National Security Project. New domestic terorrism laws will give the government even more power to surveil and criminalize communities of color. Existing counterrorism laws have already disproportionately affected these communities, an…
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More Cheap Fun: Comparing Job Growth Under Trump and Biden After Two Months
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2021-04-02
As I noted with Round I, this is stupid since there are so many things for which the president is not responsible. But, as we all know, the Trump crew would be pushing this graph everywhere if the situation was reversed, so here it is. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics. As we can see, after …
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Saudi Arabia's Plans To Grow Forests In Desert Could Change The World — OpEd
Arab News | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-02
By Zaid M. Belbagi* | For any country that relies upon hydrocarbons to provide 99 percent of its energy, you might imagine that announcing an ambitiously huge entry into the renewables space would be daunting. | Not for Saudi Arabia. With average annual sun hours in excess of 3,000, miles upon miles of untouched shoreline and a landmass the size of Western Europe, the potential is immense. | For decades the Saudi Ministry of Petroleum was OPEC's poster boy, leading the way on the pricing of crude and helping to keep cars moving, ships sailing and the global economy ticking over. The oil crisis of 1973 undersco…
eurasiareview.com/03042021-saudi-arabias…

ATI to bring in scabs against strike of 1,300 steelworkers
wsws.org | 2021-04-02
A western Pennsylvania specialty steelmaker is moving forward with plans to hire replacements for the 1,300 steelworkers that went on strike this past Tuesday.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/02/ati-…

Woke–Except For My Beef Bowl
Martha Rosenberg | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-02
It is amazing how many Woke people are not vegan. Their anti-racism, anti-white supremacy, anti-homophobia, anti-transphobia and anti-Asian discrimination credentials are impeccable…and then they reach for their Thai chicken or beef bowl. What? Doesn't speciesism–believing that humans rule over other species and have the right to use them however they wish–showcase the nexus of all…
counterpunch.org/2021/04/02/woke-except-…

Is the Long War Finally Ending?
John Feffer | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-02
In October 1944, with the end of World War II in sight, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin passed a note back and forth to each other at a conference in Moscow. On the piece of paper, Churchill had assigned percentages to several Eastern European countries. Stalin amended the numbers, and Churchill agreed. The deal remained…
counterpunch.org/2021/04/02/is-the-long-…

Citing Unfair Labor Practices, 1,300 Steelworkers Strike In Five States
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-04-02
Brackenridge, PA – At 7: 00 AM on Tuesday, March 30, 1,300 Steelworkers employed by Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) walked out in protest at facilities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The strike comes just over a year after United Steelworkers began negotiations with ATI. According to a statement released that day, the union is dissatisfied with company demands for ‚Äã"major economic and contract language concessions." | United Steelworkers further claims that ATI has committed unfair labor practices. A charge filed with the National Labor Relations Boar…
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Scientists Turn To Deep Learning To Improve Air Quality Forecasts
Eurasia Review | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-02
Air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels impacts human health but predicting pollution levels at a given time and place remains challenging, according to a team of scientists who are turning to deep learning to improve air quality estimates. Results of the team's study could be helpful for modelers examining how economic factors like industrial productivity and health factors like hospitalizations change with pollution levels. | "Air quality is one of the major issues within an urban area that affects people's lives," said Manzhu Yu, assistant professor of geography at Penn State. "Yet existing observati…
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California Governor Newsom faces right-wing recall
wsws.org | 2021-04-02
The recall campaign is not targeting Newsom for reopening schools and contributing to the deaths of thousands, but for not reopening even more quickly.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/02/news…

Megan Rapinoe: soccer star, political activist
Lyn Neeley | workers.org | 2021-04-02
Megan Rapinoe's captivating autobiography, "One Life," traces how her upbringing and lifelong joy of playing soccer led to stardom and political activism. Rapinoe has used her superstar status to advance the fight of workers and the oppressed. In 2012 she joined the handful of professional athletes who are out lesbians. . . . | Continue reading Megan Rapinoe: soccer star, political activist at Workers.org
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Suez Highlights the Fragility of Globalization
Patrick Mazza | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-02
The global supply chain is an elaborately choreographed ballet, nowhere more than in the flow of containers through which 60% of the world's seaborne trade travels. Calibrating a stream of over 800 million boxes each year entails sophisticated tracking that makes sure containers reach their destination. The system reaches down to the crane operator who stacks each box in…
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Modern Monetary Theory
Pavlina Tcherneva | realprogressives.org | 2021-04-02

| Pondering here from my academic station | Why has never before such a simple observation | Caused more confusion and consternation | Amongst the general population | That the government is the currency-issuing monopolist | Is not a radical idea, nor a hypothesis | It is a simple, nay, elementary fact | That is often so feverishly attacked | It conjures fears of hyperinflation | The dread of every civilized nation | A crippling phobia that stunts our facilities | To rationally think about the economic possibiliti…
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What Netflix's Seaspiracy Gets Wrong
Joshua Frank | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-02
Don't let the title of this review fool you. The new (awfully named) polemical documentary Seaspiracy, now streaming on Netflix, gets a lot right, but its shortcomings undermine its potential positive influence. Following the journey of 27-year-old director Ali Tabrizi as he explores what the hell is going on with our oceans, we are informed,…
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New Mexico Passes Cannabis Legalization And Expungement Package
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-04-02
Santa Fe, NM — With the New Mexico Legislature approving social justice-centered cannabis legalization during the special session today, Emily Kaltenbach, Senior Director for Resident States and New Mexico for the Drug Policy Alliance, released the following statement: | "New Mexicans are finally able to exhale. After many years of hard work, another whirlwind legislative session, and input from stakeholders throughout the state, social justice-centered cannabis legalization is on its way to the Governor's desk, where she has already agreed to sign. | We thank the Governor and our legislative allies for not…
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Tens of Millions in Florida Properties Linked to Ecuadorian Presidential Candidate Guillermo Lasso
Editor2 | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-02
By Jake Johnston — Mar 31, 2021 | In March 2017, ahead of Ecuador's second-round presidential election, CEPR reported that Florida-based shell companies linked to then-candidate Guillermo Lasso owned 144 properties in Broward and Miami-Dade counties valued at over $30 million. In that election, voters approved a referendum barring politicians and civil servants from holding assets in tax havens and giving them one year to divest or transfer their holdings. Though Florida is not included among the list of tax havens, it is considered a "low tax jurisdiction," which authorities will handle on a case-by-case ba…
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Fake News Op in the 'Candid Activists' Case: There was No Arrest, Only Protection of Journalists in Apure
orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-02
This Thursday, April 1, the launch of a new media conspiracy against Venezuela was attempted on social media networks and in the US-financed "free press," but the truth quickly emerged. Finally, the alleged detention of journalists in Apure state, allegedly covering the events in the Colombian-Venezuelan border territory, was reported as false. | A new fake news story was spread by some media and journalists who assured that several journalists and activists were apprehended; some even dared to describe the arrests as "force disappearance." | In addition, social media exploded with manipulations and falsehoods th…
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Helmet Use Linked To More Arm And Hand Injuries In Motorcycle Crash Patients, Not Less
Eurasia Review | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-02
Maybe parents are right to bristle when their infatuated offspring brings home a motorcycle rider: despite only making up 10% of vehicles on US roads, motorcycle riders comprise 40% of all traffic accident trauma patients. It's risky business – even, it appears, when you do theright thing and wear a helmet. A new study published in the Open Access journal SICOT-J has found that, while it protects from the most severe injuries, wearing a helmet during a crash is associated with more arm and hand injuries. | Arm and hand injuries constitute 35% of all motorcycle injuries and patients often need more rehabi…
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Sidewalk Terror and the Logistical Hauntings of the Flâneur
Julie Y. Chu | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-02
You are waiting for the morning bus at the curb. You are getting ready to cross the block at a traffic light. You are stepping out of your house to empty the garbage. You are walking home from a friend's house at night. Each of these mundane acts could easily be part of the "sidewalk ballet" that the urban thinker and activist Jane Jacobs once praised as the definitive marker of vibrant stranger sociality. But then you get knocked down in front of your bus stop. Some random person punches you in the face at the crosswalk. You get doused with burning acid on the curb in front of your house. You get kidnapped and d…
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NATO appoints Turkey to lead drive into the Middle East and Asia
Rick Rozoff | antibellum679354512.wordpress.com | 2021-04-02
NATO appoints Turkey to lead drive into the Middle East and AsiaRick Rozoff On the first of the year the North Atlantic Treaty Organization transferred command of the NATO Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) to Turkey. On March 30 NATO turned over its current mission in Afghanistan to Turkish Brigadier General Selàßuk Yurtsizoƒülu. …
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Did cops retaliate against this activist?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-04-02
As we continue our investigation into overpolicing and mass incarceration in rural America, we return to Pocomoke City on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore to speak with Michelle Lucas. Lucas is a pizza delivery driver, a proud grandmother, and community activist who asserts that she was railroaded into a felony conviction that could result in up to two years in prison. | Tune in every Thursday at 9: 00 p.m. EST for new episodes of the Police Accountability Report.
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Hidden Diversity Of Coral More Important For Conservation Than Previously Thought
Eurasia Review | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-02
In recent years, advancements in DNA sequencing have exposed a large amount of hidden diversity in reef-building corals: species that appear identical to one another but are genetically distinct. Typically ignored as they are invisible to the naked eye, a team of researchers at the California Academy of Sciences and The University of Queensland, along with over a dozen international collaborators, is taking a more holistic approach to understand these hidden species by investigating overlooked ecological differences that have wide-ranging implications for the vulnerability and resilience of reef-building coral…
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'Pros and Cons': Scamming neoliberal scammers
Dennis Broe | peoplesworld.org | 2021-04-02
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Automakers halt production at 18 plants in Brazil
wsws.org | 2021-04-02
There are other reasons pushing the billion-dollar companies to halt their production than their feigned concern for the "health of their employees."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/02/braz…

Syria and Iraq Cooperate To Promote Refugee Return
telesurenglish.net | 2021-04-02
The Foreign Minister made the remarks during talks in Damascus with the Minister of Migration and Displaced Peoples in Iraq, Evan Faeq Gabro, referring to ongoing cooperation for the return of displaced Syrians. | RELATED: | Syria Faces New Refugee Crisis Amid US-Driven War and Sanctions | Mekdad denounced that some Western countries politicize the issue and impose sanctions, in addition to dissuading refugees from returning to their homes and continuing to use their suffering…
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Bolivian UN Diplomat Reiterates OAS Role in Bolivian 2019 Coup
telesurenglish.net | 2021-04-02
Bolivian diplomat Diego Pary reiterated that the Organization of American States (OAS) played a fundamental role in the November 2019 coup d'état in his country, local media highlighted on Friday. | RELATED: | 'It Was a Coup' Film Unveils the U.S. Interference in Bolivia | Pary, who represents Bolivia at the United Nations, recalled that the biased and partial report of the OAS on alleged irregularities in the vote count during the 2019 elections provided the excuse to break with…
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While the rest of the U.S. was struggling, 55 corporations paid $0 in federal taxes last year
Marlee Kokotovic | nationofchange.org | 2021-04-02
"We should continue to call on policymakers to address the gaping corporate tax loopholes that make this kind of tax avoidance possible."
nationofchange.org/2021/04/02/while-the-…

GM Waxy Maize: The Gene-Edited Trojan Horse Is Moving Through the Gates
GRAIN | globalresearch.ca | 2021-04-02
At least five countries– Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile and the US– …
globalresearch.ca/gm-waxy-maize-gene-edi…

Young labor leader murdered by Duterte in Philippines
IndustriALL | peoplesworld.org | 2021-04-02
A 35-year old trade union leader Dandy Miguel was killed on 28 March in Calamba city, after taking cases of extrajudicial killings to the Commission of Human Rights. His death adds to the more than 50 trade unionists that have been killed since Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte came to power in 2016. Dandy Miguel was …
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Saudi Foreign Minister Says Normalization Of Israel's Status Would Bring 'Tremendous Benefits' For Middle East
Arab News | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-02
Any potential deal to normalize relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel would benefit the Middle East, but depends on the progress of the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, the Kingdom's foreign minister said on Thursday. | "The normalization of Israel's status within the region would bring tremendous benefits to the region as a whole," Prince Faisal bin Farhan said during an interview with CNN. "It would be extremely helpful economically, socially and from a security perspective." | The foreign minister added, however, that any potential deal would only be possible if progress towards peace be…
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"We did not know… that there is an international law"
Michel Raimbaud | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-04-02
In March 1991, Saddam Hussein's Iraq, which had just imploded under a coalition led by Washington, began its descent into hell. It would remain for a long time under close surveillance and embargo. Meanwhile, between a mirage of "glasnost" and a wave of "perestroika," Gorbachev's USSR, floundering in dreams of the West, was soon to …
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An Unannounced Rupture in Venezuelan Politics
Chris Gilbert | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-02
The brilliant Venezuelan thinker Reinaldo Iturriza has been writing about "disaffiliation" recently. Iturriza believes that a great many Chavista voters and militants have become disaffiliated. They are not exactly depoliticized, in his view. Rather, the country's politics has become so empty — lacking in substance — that they are standing aside and waiting. Iturriza has…
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Suspect Rams Car Into US Capitol Barricade, Killing 1 Officer
VOA | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-02
By Katherine Gypson | One U.S Capitol Police officer died and another was injured Friday when a driver slammed a car into a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol. | According to the U.S. Capitol Police, the suspect exited a car with a weapon and lunged at officers. | "U.S. Capitol Police officers fired upon him. At this time, the suspect has been pronounced dead," Acting U.S. Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman told reporters. | Police identified the officer who died as William "Billy" Evans. He was a member of the first responders unit and an 18-year veteran of the U.S. Capitol Police. | The incident happened…
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Oregon unions update organizing
Johnnie Lewis | workers.org | 2021-04-02
Portland, Ore. Doughnut Workers United . . . | Continue reading Oregon unions update organizing at Workers.org
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US-NATO Targeting of Assad in Proxy War Against Syria
Shane Quinn | orinocotribune.com | 2021-04-02
By Shane Quinn — Mar 31, 2021 | The Syrian president Bashar al-Assad must have looked on with some concern, as US-NATO began their attack on Libya in mid-March 2011. There was good reason for Assad to be worried, considering Libya's close enough proximity to Syria, coupled with the fact that the Americans had designated him for removal years before. | Washington's plan to oust Assad was outlined in a classified memorandum, written up in the Pentagon as early as the autumn of 2001, a few months into the George W. Bush presidency. Muammar Gaddafi's Libya was included at the same time on the Pentagon list for i…
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Record surge in coronavirus cases at Stellantis' Sterling Stamping Plant
wsws.org | 2021-04-02
New cases at the plant surged in March to the highest levels on record, surpassing the previous monthly high from last November.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/02/ssp-…

Globalink: What Is the Main Factor Behind Yellow Dust Storms in Mongolia?
telesurenglish.net | 2021-04-02
The frequency of natural disasters, including yellow dust storms, has increased significantly in Mongolia in recent years. What is the main factor behind it? Let's hear what Mongolian officials and experts from other countries say.
telesurenglish.net/news/Globalink-What-I…

Helmet Use Linked To More Arm And Hand Injuries In Motorcycle Crash Patients, Not Less
Eurasia Review | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-02
Maybe parents are right to bristle when their infatuated offspring brings home a motorcycle rider: despite only making up 10% of vehicles on US roads, motorcycle riders comprise 40% of all traffic accident trauma patients. It's risky business — even, it appears, when you do theright thing and wear a helmet. A new study published in the Open Access journal SICOT-J has found that, while it protects from the most severe injuries, wearing a helmet during a crash is associated with more arm and hand injuries. | Arm and hand injuries constitute 35% of all motorcycle injuries and patients often need more rehabi…
eurasiareview.com/03042021-helmet-use-li…

Inside Track On Marvel's Latest TV Show 'The Falcon And The Winter Soldier'
Arab News | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-02
By William Mullally | In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, even the smallest moments can be big. Take one short scene in 2016's "Captain America: Civil War," for example, in which The Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), two supporting characters in the franchise, sit in a car while the film's titular star discusses more-important business. | In the scene, one sits in the front seat, the other in the back. One asks the other, "Can you move your seat up?" only for the other to respond with a terse "No." | Their exchange lasts mere seconds, but fans went wild for it, focusing in on the c…
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Mapping Policy For How EU Can Reduce Its Impact On Tropical Deforestation
Eurasia Review | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-02
EU imports of certain products contribute significantly to deforestation in other parts of the world. | In a new study, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and University of Louvain, Belgium, evaluated thousands of policy proposals for how the EU could reduce this impact, to assess which would have the largest potential to reduce deforestation – while also being politically feasible. | "Unsurprisingly, there is weaker support for tougher regulations, such as import restrictions on certain goods. But our study shows that there is broad support in general, including for certain policies t…
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UK variant discovered at University of Pittsburgh and Penn State campuses
wsws.org | 2021-04-02
The University of Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania State University have reported the presence of the UK variant among students, accompanied by a spike in cases on both campuses.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/02/pitt…

Minari: Filmmaking "interested in life" for a change
wsws.org | 2021-04-02
Minari is a semi-autobiographical fiction film written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung. It is an honest and moving work, nominated for various Academy Awards.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/02/mina…

Biden and Latin America
Brett Heinz | cepr.net | 2021-04-02
This article was originally published in Spanish by La Diaria on March 6, 2021. Late in the morning of November 8, 2020 cheering and honking erupted throughout Washington, DC as news outlets announced that Joe Biden was the projected winner of the US presidential election. Thousands of mostly young Washingtonians gathered in Black Lives Matter …
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Let's end the insanity of colossal military spending during a global health emergency
Sonja Scherndl, Adam Parsons | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-04-02
Imagine what could be achieved if just a portion of the money spent on military expenditures were pooled into a global fund, and redirected towards ending hunger and massively investing in public health systems. ***** If nations had a referendum, asking the public if they want their taxes to go to military weapons that are …
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Bolsonaro Swears in New Banco Do Brasil CEO
telesurenglish.net | 2021-04-02
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro appointed on Thursday Fausto Ribeiro as the new chief executive of Banco do Brasil amid resignations and political turmoil over the replacement of several top officials in recent days. | RELATED: | Brazilian Lawmakers Push For Impeachment Against Bolsonaro | The former chairman Helio Magalhaes and board member Jose Guimaraes Monforte filed their resignations hours before the announcement, according to securities filings quoted by Reuters. The execu…
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Hundreds of houseless people evicted from Echo Park
Jonathan Kim | liberationnews.org | 2021-04-02
With news of an impending LAPD sweep in Echo Park, organizations working to defend the park against inhumane evictions called for an urgent action to defend the park against this new onslaught.
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Why I changed my mind about charter schools
Florina Rodov | peoplesworld.org | 2021-04-02
I fell for the charter school hype. I agreed with former President Obama's education secretary Arne Duncan who advocated for "school choice." I trusted the research that said charters "close [the] achievement gap" for Black and Latino students. When I saw "Waiting for 'Superman,'" I rooted for the kids in the documentary to escape their …
peoplesworld.org/article/why-i-changed-m…

'What Other Country Would Do this to Its People?' Cambodian Land Grab Victims Seek International Justice
Gerald Flynn | asia-pacificresearch.com | 2021-04-02
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Labor groups and activists decry continued raids and arrests in the Philippines
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-04-02
Social movements and community organizations are coming together to raise their voice against the continued violence and bloodshed inflicted on activists in the Philippines…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/04/02/labor-gro…

Extinction Rebellion Sprays Bank Of England With 'Oil'
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-04-02
City of London – Several people have been arrested as Extinction Rebellion's 'Fossil Fool' protesters sprayed the Bank of England with fake oil to highlight the "societal collapse" the activist group say global financial institutions are driving the planet towards. | XR's latest theatrical protest saw suit-clad activists descend on the heart of London's financial district, demanding the Bank of England regulate the banks which continue to fund fossil fuel companies. | The biodegradable fake oil, a mixture of black pond dye and guar gum extracted from beans, was sprayed from fire extinguishers onto the grand entra…
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Robert Reich: What If We Actually Taxed The Rich? — OpEd
Robert Reich | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-02
Income and wealth are now more concentrated at the top than at any time over the last 80 years, and our unjust tax system is a big reason why. The tax code is rigged for the rich, enabling a handful of wealthy individuals to exert undue influence over our economy and democracy. | Conservatives fret about budget deficits. Well, then, to pay for what the nation needs – ending poverty, universal health care, infrastructure, reversing climate change, investing in communities, and so much more – the super-wealthy have to pay their fair share. | Here are seven necessary ways to tax the rich. | First:…
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Kathmandu's Deteriorating Air Quality: Nepal Should Seek Compensation From China, India — Analysis
South Asia Monitor | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-02
By Jivesh Jha and Alok Kumar Yadav* | If there is one thing that Kathmandu's poor air quality has shown us is that a place could gain the tag of 'the most polluted' city even though the country's carbon emissions are very low in comparison to the developed countries of the world. | Air pollution is the presence of air pollutant that is detrimental to human health and the planet as a whole. Air pollutant could often transcend national frontiers and cause adverse impact on neighbouring countries too. That's why pollution that adversely affects the areas in one country could cause damage in another country by cro…
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Chilean Senate to vote on the postponement of upcoming elections
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-04-02
In a special session to be held on Easter Sunday, the Chilean Senate will decide whether or not to postpone the elections wherein over 15 million Chileans will elect 155 members of the Constitutional Convention…
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Drone Whistleblower Charged With Violating Espionage Act Pleads Guilty
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-04-02
Daniel Hale, who blew the whistle on the United States government's targeted assassination program that includes drones, pled guilty to transmitting and retaining "national defense information" in violation of the Espionage Act. | The guilty plea by Hale makes him the first whistleblower to be convicted under the Espionage Act during President Joe Biden's administration. | A change of plea hearing was held on March 31 in the Eastern District of Virginia, around a week before Hale was scheduled to go to trial. | Judge Liam O'Grady permitted Hale to remain under supervision by a probation officer until sentencing o…
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Russia Says Iran and US Are On Track to Return to Nuclear Deal
telesurenglish.net | 2021-04-02
In a positive sign, both parties agreed to meet formally in person in Vienna on Tuesday. | Based in the Austrian capital, the joint commission's virtual meeting followed a breakthrough earlier in the week in private talks on how Iran and the US could both rejoin the deal on a step-by-step basis. | RELATED: | Iran Not to Accept Renegotiations of 2015 Nuclear Deal | The commission, comprised of France, the UK, Germany, China, the EU, and Russia, is responsible for monitoring the deal's i…
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Gerald Reed freed after 31 years of wrongful imprisonment
John Bachtell | peoplesworld.org | 2021-04-02
Gerald Reed is finally free after spending 31 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker commuted Reed's sentence to time served on April 1. Reed was one of the hundreds of young African American men brutally tortured into making a false confession by Chicago police during the 1970s, 80s …
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Is There No Link Between Terrorism And Religion? — OpEd
UCAN | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-02
By Ryan Dagur | In a statement shortly after the March 28 suicide bomb attack on the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral in Makassar, capital of Indonesia's South Sulawesi province, President Joko Widodo said "terrorism is a crime against humanity and has nothing to do with any religion." | "All religious teachings oppose terrorism, whatever the reason," he added. | A statement with a similar tone came from Anwar Abbas, deputy chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council, who asked that the incident…
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Detected Lottery-Like Behavior In Cryptocurrency Markets
Eurasia Review | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-02
Recent research from the University of Vaasa and the University of Jyväskyla shows that speculation and lottery-like behavior is a fundamental factor for the pricing of cryptocurrencies. Speculation could explain the enormous increase in the market capitalizations of cryptocurrencies. | Nowadays more than 8000 cryptocurrencies have been launched. Unlike traditional assets like stocks, research has shown that investments in cryptocurrencies are associated with a considerably higher level of uncertainty. The price of Bitcoin, which is the first traded cryptocurrency, increased by from $7,200.17 to $29,374.1…
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China's Growing Network Of Ultra-High Voltage Power Lines Has Hit Its Fair Share Of Snags — Analysis
IDN | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-02
By Ye Ruolin and Yuan Ye * | With few coal reserves to call its own and winter rains too erratic to rely on hydropower, central China's Hunan province had long faced frequent electricity blackouts, an annoyance to residents and a hindrance to economic growth. So, when an ultra-high voltage power line was approved in 2015, hopes were high. | The new Ultra-High Voltage (UHV) connection would run all the way from the energy-rich Jiuquan region in northwestern Gansu province, and bring in enough coal, wind, and solar power to answer a quarter of…
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I am Woman, Hear Me Roar
Eleanor J. Bader | progressive.org | 2021-04-02
Jess Zimmerman's "Women and Other Monsters" addresses the ways that sexism and misogyny constrain women, a provocative weaving of the personal and the political.
progressive.org/magazine/i-am-woman-hear…

1,100 Mine Workers In Alabama Are Going On Strike
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-04-02
Over 1,100 workers at two Alabama coal mines and related facilities will go on strike starting Thursday, April 1, at 10: 30 pm. United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) issued the strike notice against Warrior Met Coal on behalf of the workers in the company's two coal mines and related facilities after negotiations over the latest contract failed. | The last contract was negotiated in 2016, as Warrior Met Coal was bringing the company out of the bankruptcy caused by its erstwhile owner, Walter Energy. As the union's press release details, it was on the backs of the labor and sacrifice of their workers that the compa…
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Globalink: China's Fast Telescope Expected To Bolster Global Astronomical Research
telesurenglish.net | 2021-04-02
China's FAST telescope, the world's largest filled-aperture radio telescope, is now open to astronomers worldwide. Find out how it may bolster global astronomical research.
telesurenglish.net/news/Globalink-Chinas…

A feminist path out of our bullet-riddled hell
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-04-02
After last week's mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, we were told (like we're always told), that it is "disrespectful" to "politicize" this tragedy. But what can be more respectful than working to ensure that this never happens again?
therealnews.com/a-feminist-path-out-of-o…

Australian Labor Party backs coal, gas and "border protection"
wsws.org | 2021-04-02
With no dissent, the party conference supported fossil fuel super-profits and the brutal detention of refugees.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/04/02/labo…

'Kill the Bill' protests continue across UK against Tory police bill
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-04-02
Provisions in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill proposed in the UK parliament will give the police more discretionary powers to control protests and public gatherings…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/04/02/kill-the-…

New Developments In Alex Saab Case
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-04-02
The plot around the kidnapping of the Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab in Cape Verde peaks, intensifies and continues to be a trending topic on Twitter, while the United States government relentlessly applies pressure to bring the diplomat to its territory. | Meanwhile, social media networks again reflect opinions about the case–#EEUUCompraCaboVerde was a trending topic in Venezuela this Wednesday, March 31. This, with respect to the most recent movements of Washington through a policy that, in general, is based on blackmail and financial suffocation. | The complaints about new agreements signed between the US…
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"Defender Europe 21": The US Militarization of the Balkans. A Threat Against Russia and Serbia?
Dr. Rudolf Hà§nsel | globalresearch.ca | 2021-04-02
Twenty two Years Ago. 24 March 2021 marks the commemoration of …
globalresearch.ca/defender-europe-21-thr…

Biden: øQuién es el asesino?
Editor | workers.org | 2021-04-02
El 18 de marzo, el presidente estadounidense Joe Biden llamó "asesino" al presidente ruso Vladimir Putin. Dado que nadie ha retirado este insulto gratuito, suponemos que no fue una metedura de pata de Biden. Por el contrario, indica un aumento de la hostilidad de Estados Unidos hacia Rusia, al igual . . . | Continue reading Biden: øQuién es el asesino? at Workers.org
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CrossTalk: Democracy vs autocracy
Rick Rozoff | antibellum679354512.wordpress.com | 2021-04-02
CrossTalkApril 2, 2021 Democracy vs autocracy Historically speaking, the Cold War was a great ideological confrontation. Western liberalism vs Soviet communism. According to Joe Biden, the great geopolitical struggle of our time is democracy vs autocracy. For Biden, we are in another great ideological struggle. But there is a difference: the West, particularly the US, …
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US weekly combined unemployment claims spike above 950,000
wsws.org | 2021-04-02
Despite the fact that millions remain out of work, states are cutting back on unemployment eligibility in a bid to force workers back on the job.
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China Isn't the Problem, Neoliberalism Is
Rob Urie | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-02
The ascendance of Wall Street, and of a managerial bureaucracy (PMC) more generally, largely explains the political realignments that have been playing out in the U.S. Beginning in the 1970s, the American political class made decisions at the behest of business interests and oligarchs to restructure the U.S. economy in ways intended to shift the balance of political and economic power towards capital. Finance was, and still is, the method of affecting this transfer of power. However, the current epoch of finance capitalism has run its course. Its logic has been lost. The threats to the neoliberal order are now in…
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A Feminist Revolt
Eve Ottenberg | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-02
With right-wing hysteria about the feminization of the military landing on our laptops recently, now is a good time to focus on issues dear to the hearts of actual feminists, namely, housing, health and education. These concerns were embraced, very strikingly, by feminists in apartheid South Africa. Toward the end of apartheid, many Black people…
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1,100 miners commence strike action in Alabama
wsws.org | 2021-04-02
The action represents the latest development in a strike wave that has swept the US.
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'It's now or never' — We must free Mumia!
Larry Holmes | workers.org | 2021-04-02
These slightly edited comments were given during the March 18 Workers World Party webinar, "Mumia Abu-Jamal: The Only Treatment is His Freedom!" A quarter of a century ago, in the summer of 1995, Mumia was facing an execution date. That date was Aug. 17, [the birthday of Black Nationalist leader, . . . | Continue reading 'It's now or never' — We must free Mumia! at Workers.org
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New Zealand: Pike River mine disaster families oppose government plan to end underground investigation
wsws.org | 2021-04-02
Many families of the 29 men who lost their lives in the 2010 coal mine disaster denounced the Labour government's decision to stop an investigation of the mine site.
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Diversity Can Prevent Failures In Large Power Grids
Eurasia Review | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-02
The recent power outages in Texas brought attention to its power grid being separated from the rest of the country. While it is not immediately clear whether integration with other parts of the national grid would have completely eliminated the need for rolling outages, the state's inability to import significant amounts of electricity was decisive in the blackout. | A larger power grid has perks, but also has perils that researchers at Northwestern University are hoping to address to expedite integration and improvements to the system. | An obvious challenge in larger grids is that failures can propagate furt…
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Republicans Intent on Destroying Democracy
Richard C. Gross | counterpunch.org | 2021-04-02
More than anything, every attempted liberal or progressive advance this country makes toward helping people will depend on one thing only: voter turnout. It proved its worth in the last presidential election when 81 million people dumped a madman and put Joe Biden in the White House. As for the conservative Republican Party, it seems…
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Robert Reich: What If We Actually Taxed The Rich? — OpEd
Robert Reich | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-02
Income and wealth are now more concentrated at the top than at any time over the last 80 years, and our unjust tax system is a big reason why. The tax code is rigged for the rich, enabling a handful of wealthy individuals to exert undue influence over our economy and democracy. | Conservatives fret about budget deficits. Well, then, to pay for what the nation needs — ending poverty, universal health care, infrastructure, reversing climate change, investing in communities, and so much more — the super-wealthy have to pay their fair share. | Here are seven necessary ways to tax the rich. | First:…
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UNAC says: 'No to U.S. war threats against China!'
| workers.org | 2021-04-02
This slightly edited statement was issued by the United National Antiwar Coalition March 24. The Biden administration is intensifying its aggression against China. The Pentagon's new Pacific Deterrence Initiative includes increasing U.S. military encirclement of China and deploying nuclear missiles previously banned by the U.S.-signed Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. . . . | Continue reading UNAC says: 'No to U.S. war threats against China!' at Workers.org
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Stumbling into War? Could the U.S. and China Face an Unintended Blowup in the Western Pacific in the Biden Years?
Michael T. Klare | juancole.com | 2021-04-02
( Tomdispatch.com) — The leaders of China and the United States certainly don't seek a war with each another. Both the Biden administration and the regime of Chinese President Xi Jinping view economic renewal and growth as their principal objectives. Both are aware that any conflict arising between them, even if restricted to Asia and …
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Michigan's Middle Eastern And North African Population Face Barriers To Optimal Health
Eurasia Review | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-02
Within southeast Michigan's Middle Eastern and North African community, those who worry about deportation or believe they've been treated unfairly are likely to face more adverse conditions associated with poor health, including food insecurity and financial distress. | The MENA people who face several of these barriers are also more likely to report chronic illness and mental health issues as well as worse overall health. | That's according to a new study by the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center, the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social…
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Mexico pushes forward with ban of GMO corn, does not apply to imported animal feed
Ashley Curtin | nationofchange.org | 2021-04-02
Under Mexico's new rule, the country will begin revoking permits allowing the import of GMO corn for animal feed and stop issuing any new permits by 2024.
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The Uncertain Future Of Online Free Speech In Indonesia — Analysis
East Asia Forum | eurasiareview.com | 2021-04-02
By Titik Puji Rahayu* | For more than a decade, the Electronic Information and Transaction Law (ITE Law) has been the face of internet governance in Indonesia. First enacted in 2008, the law was later revised in 2016, granting the Indonesian government considerable power to control internet access in Indonesia. | Since the law's enactment, reports from Indonesian media outlets have chronicled how significant numbers of Indonesian 'netizens' have found themselves caught up in legal cases over their o…
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