Daily Archives: April 6, 2021

2021-04-06: News Headlines

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-06). What's happening in Ecuador? peoplesdispatch.org Ground report from Quito, Ecuador days out from the second round of presidential elections. We take you through all of the latest developments and things to look out for just days ahead of the historic electoral contest between progressive candidate Andrés Arauz and conservative banker Guillermo Lasso.

Brianna Griffith (2021-04-06). Campaign enters final stretch: the struggle for the future of Ecuador and Latin America. liberationnews.org The final week of campaigning in Ecuador's presidential election — a contest that has profound significance for the left throughout Latin America — has begun.

Zoe PC (2021-04-06). Rising tensions ahead of second round elections in Ecuador. mronline.org The lead up to the second round elections in Ecuador have been marked by misinformation campaigns, a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and fears of manipulation and fraud. | April 6, 2021 | Newswire…

Ajit Singh (2021-04-06). "Wipe Out China!" US-funded Uyghur Activists Train as Gun-toting Foot Soldiers for Empire. globalresearch.ca Cultivated by the US government as human rights activists, Uyghur American …

Moderator (2021-04-06). Is Traditional Ira Glasser-Style Liberalism Vanishing? scheerpost.com By Matt Taibbi / TK News There's a scene at the beginning of Mighty Ira, an elegant and thought-provoking documentary about longtime ACLU director Ira Glasser, where the movie's eponymous hero walks along the grounds of Ebbets Field Apartments, home of the old Brooklyn Dodgers. Glasser was obsessed with the Dodgers as a kid, becoming a fan at the age of 9, in 1947, when Jackie Robinson joined the… |

Rania Khalek (2021-04-06). Lokman Slim's war: The life and mysterious death of a Western collaborator in Lebanon. thegrayzone.com Memorialized by Western diplomats, Lokman Slim worked for US government cutouts, wished war and suffering on fellow Shias and informed on his community. Did these activities lead to his demise? On February 4, a Lebanese employee of foreign embassies and NGOs was murdered in the southern Lebanese village of Addousiyeh. Few Lebanese people had heard of the 58-year-old socialite who had made his living in recent years by informing on his own community. But the Western diplomatic and NGO community …

Jesse Jackson (2021-04-06). Has America come any closer to Dr. King's dream? peoplesworld.org Last weekend marked the 53d anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination. Over half a century. Has America come any closer to his dream? He would be pleased at some of our progress. Segregation is no longer the law of the land. The Voting Rights Act helped open doors. Dr. King would be pleased that …

Fight Back (2021-04-06). Multiple Chicago protests against anti-Asian violence. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – The racist March 16 murders of Soon Chung Park, Juncha Kim, Yong Ae Yue, Paul Andre Michels, Hyun Jung Grant, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng and Delaina Ashley Yaun in Atlanta, Georgia have caused a wave of revulsion and anger among the people, especially in the Asian community. The mainstreaming of extreme right-wing politics in the past decade, as the crisis of monopoly capitalism has continued to unfold, coupled with the bipartisan attacks against socialist China and People's Korea set the stage for this deadly attack. | The Asian community mobilized quickly to defend itself from racist terrorism. In…

Fight Back (2021-04-06). Multiple Chicago protests against anti-Asian violence. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – The racist March 16 murders of Soon Chung Park, Juncha Kim, Yong Ae Yue, Paul Andre Michels, Hyun Jung Grant, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng and Delaina Ashley Yaun in Atlanta, Georgia have caused a wave of revulsion and anger among the people, especially in the Asian community. The mainstreaming of extreme right-wing politics in the past decade, as the crisis of monopoly capitalism has continued to unfold, coupled with the bipartisan attacks against socialist China and People's Korea set the stage for this deadly attack. | The Asian community mobilized quickly to defend itself from racist terrorism. In…

Patrick Cockburn (2021-04-06). The UK's Race Report has Fueled the Controversy It was Supposed to Lay to Rest. counterpunch.org The government is back to its well-tried Inspector Clouseau mode with a public inquiry intended to discredit accusations of institutional racism that has done the exact opposite. This bit of self-inflicted foot-shooting came soon after half-baked efforts to suppress a protest on Clapham Common that guaranteed it worldwide publicity. The twin debacles have significant features

Paul Street (2021-04-06). Lying is as American as Cherry Pie. counterpunch.org A few weeks ago, someone going as "R. Tillman" spent a chunk of change to place a small add in The New York Times saying that "LYING IS UN-AMERICAN." I had to laugh. Mr. or Ms. Tillman was likely thinking of Donald Trump's big lie that the 2020 election was stolen and perhaps of some

David Swanson (2021-04-06). Biden Finally Lifts Sanctions Against ICC As Demanded by World BEYOND War. counterpunch.org After months of demand from World BEYOND War and others, the Biden administration has finally lifted Trump-imposed sanctions on the ICC, stating a preference for a subtler approach to imposing lawlessness in the name of upholding the rule of law. Secretary of State Antony Blinken states: "We continue to disagree strongly with the ICC's actions relating to the

Jim Miles (2021-04-06). "Engaging the World": Palestine and the Making of Hamas' Foreign Policy. globalresearch.ca Hamas has been a strongly maligned actor within the western mainstream …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-06). Palestinian prisoner Rushdi Abu Mokh is released after 35 years in Israeli custody. peoplesdispatch.org Rushdi Abu Mokh was arrested in 1986 and charged along with three others with the murder of an Israeli soldier and membership of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-04-06). Poor People's Campaign to senators: 'Don't filibuster democracy'. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Evoking a combination of the moral imperative of Holy Week and the political imperative of ending minority control of the U.S. Senate, the Poor People's Campaign launched a new phase of its continuing drive to end the Senate filibuster. Without that action, said the Revs. Liz Theoharis and William Barber II, the campaign's co-chairs, everything …

The Conversation (2021-04-06). Remaking America: Biden to put $100 bn. into High Capacity Grid to Move Electricity from Wind and Solar Farms to Cities. juancole.com By James D. McCalley | — Many kinds of extreme events can disrupt electricity service, including hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, wildfires, extreme heat, extreme cold and extended droughts. Major disasters can leave thousands of people in the dark. The Texas deep freeze in February knocked out 40% of the state's electric generating capacity. During such events, …

Andy Worthington (2021-04-06). US Military Closes Camp 7, Guantánamo's 'High-Value Detainee' Prison Block, Moves Men To Camp 5 — OpEd. eurasiareview.com In news from Guantánamo, the US military announced that it had shut Camp 7, the secretive prison block where Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other so-called "high-value detainees" have been held since their arrival at Guantánamo from CIA "black sites" in September 2006, and had moved the prisoners to Camp 5. | Modeled on a maximum security prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, Camp 5, which cost $17.5 million, opened in 2004, and its solid-walled, isolated cells were used to hold prisoners regarded as non-compliant. As the prison's population shrank, however, it was closed — in September 2016 — and its remain…

Fawzia Afzal-Khan (2021-04-06). In Memoriam: Nawal el Saadawi, 1931-2021. counterpunch.org "It is very clear that neo-colonialism and religious fundamentalism are two faces of the same coin. You cannot exploit people without some sort of divine power or some sort of religion." Rereading this sentence from Nawal's foreword to my edited collection, Shattering the Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out, published by the wonderful Palestinian-American press Interlink

Cindy Miller (2021-04-06). A voice from the inside: District Attorney's office past and present. workers.org Jerome Coffey has been wrongly incarcerated for 28 years. He is an exceptional Pro-Se litigator, that is, representing himself in legal actions. He filed and won a lawsuit against the Department of Corrections and a civil suit. In both these cases, he successfully defended himself. His next Post-Conviction Relief Act . . . |

Mision Verdad (2021-04-06). Review of the Destructive Effects of US Blockade on Venezuela's Orinoco Oil Belt. orinocotribune.com By Misión Verdad — Apr 5, 2021 | At Misión Verdad we have kept track of the negative effects of unilateral coercive measures (UCM) [aka US blockade] on Venezuela, and more specifically, their harmful consequences on the main company that provides oil revenues to Venezuela, Petróleos de Venezuela, SA (PDVSA). | All the reports and papers issued by organizations or individuals that are not binding on each other, but have Venezuela in their focus, provide a clear conclusion regarding the effects of the US blockade on the local economy: each aggression against PDVSA, through executive orders issued by the curren…

RFE RL (2021-04-06). US, Iran Play Down Hopes Of Quick Fix Ahead Of Talks On Reviving Nuclear Deal. eurasiareview.com ( Washington predicted the meetings would be "difficult" and steered clear of talk of a breakthrough, while Tehran insisted that it is "neither optimistic nor pessimistic" and will not abandon its demand that U.S. sanctions be lifted before it acts. | U.S. and Iranian officials ar…

Editor2 (2021-04-06). Venezuela Appeals to UN for Landmine Clearance as Colombian Border Clashes Ease. orinocotribune.com Caracas has also created a special military zone and brigade to deal with the situation in Apure state, where 17 people have died. | Mérida, April 5, 2021 ( On Monday, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez revealed that three letters have been sent to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Security Council President Dang Dinh Quy and the Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA). | Caracas is requesting me…

National Committee for Justice in Denver (2021-04-06). Arapahoe County DA withdraws dozens of charges against peaceful protest leaders. liberationnews.org The following statement was issued by the National Committee for Justice in Denver On Sunday, April 4, the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office of John Kellner moved to dismiss several major charges against Terrance Roberts, Joel Northam, and Lillian House. All sixteen felony counts in Arapahoe County and several misdemeanor charges against the peaceful protest …

Mision Verdad (2021-04-06). Colombian Paramilitary an "Illegitimate Son of the Colombian State" (Salvatore Mancuso). orinocotribune.com By Mision Verdad — Apr 5, 2021 | In recent In his virtual testimony from a jail in the United States, Mancuso not only stressed that "the para…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-06). Federal Court Authorizes Summons Seeking Identities Of US Taxpayers Who Have Used Cryptocurrency. eurasiareview.com A federal court in the District of Massachusetts entered an order last week authorizing the IRS to serve a John Doe summons on Circle Internet Financial Inc., or its predecessors, subsidiaries, divisions, and affiliates, including Poloniex LLC (collectively "Circle"), seeking information about US taxpayers who conducted at least the equivalent of $20,000 in transactions in cryptocurrency during the years 2016 to 2020. | The IRS is seeking the records of Americans who engaged in business with or through Circle, a digital currency exchanger headquartered in Boston. | "Those who transact with cryptocurrency must…

Eds. (2021-04-06). Silencing Black voters, again. mronline.org Since the Civil War, voter suppression in America has had a unique cast. | April 6, 2021 | Newswire…

Robert Hunziker (2021-04-06). Cooling the Planet? counterpunch.org Grandiose plans to cool Earth, saving the planet from overheating by utilizing low-tech balloon flights sprinkling particles into the atmosphere to reflect solar radiation back into outer space have been delayed, nobody knows for sure when, or if, it'll proceed. The planet-cooling scheme referred to as Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment aka: SCoPEx headed by Harvard

John Kendall Hawkins (2021-04-06). Ramallah: A Stop and Start Life Full of Checkpoints. counterpunch.org The fall of Jerusalem to the First Crusade in 1099 stunned the world of Islam, which was at the peak of its achievements. Damascus, Cairo and Baghdad were large cities with combined population of over two million—advanced urban civilisation at a time when the citizens of London and Paris numbered less than fifty thousand in

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-04-06). How Police Preserve Inequality in Los Angeles—and Everywhere Else. counterpunch.org The 1974 classic Hollywood film "Chinatown" features a scene set on a picturesque lake in Los Angeles where J.J. "Jake" Gittes, played by Jack Nicholson, spies on two characters, Hollis Mulwray and Katherine Cross, snapping photos of them as he leans back in a boat. The iconic location where this and many other Hollywood movie scenes were filmed was near the site of a violent confrontation by hundreds of Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers against protesters on March 24. Riot gear-clad law enforcement faced off against protesters and bystanders, including residents of the surrounding neighborhood, legal…

K. Lloyd Billingsley (2021-04-06). The Art Of The New Racism — OpEd. eurasiareview.com "Certain San Francisco artists may receive $1,000 a month under a new city program, the latest in a series of universal basic income initiatives cropping up in cities across California," writes They must be "San Francisco residents under certain income thresholds who faced economic loss during the pandemic." The recipients can be from "every artistic tradition," b…

Amy Forliti, Steve Karnowski, Tammy Webber (2021-04-06). Police chief: Chauvin broke policy in pinning Floyd. peoplesworld.org MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis police chief who called George Floyd's death "murder" soon after it happened testified that Officer Derek Chauvin had clearly violated department policy when he pinned Floyd's neck beneath his knee for more than 9 minutes. Continuing to kneel on Floyd's neck once he was handcuffed behind his back and lying …

Special to People's World (2021-04-06). A virtual birthday celebration for Paul Robeson on April 9. peoplesworld.org LOS ANGELES — Paul Robeson (1898-1976), actor, singer, athlete, civil rights activist and humanitarian, is the inspiration for The Robey Theatre Company and the man from whom The Robey gets its name. On Friday, April 9 at 6: 00 p.m. PDT, The Robey will hold a virtual birthday celebration for Paul Robeson. This is the first …

Lawrence Davidson (2021-04-06). Armed and Ignorant in the Land of the Free. counterpunch.org Back on 22 July 2012, I posted an analysis on the continuing affliction of American gun violence, noting the fact that there is a connection between the privately held three hundred million firearms in the U.S.A., and the country having the highest gun-related homicide rate in the developed world. It is now March of 2021,

P. K. Balachandran (2021-04-06). Was Portuguese Proselytization In Ceylon Ruthless As Portrayed? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Colonial administrator James Emerson Tennent has a different view : | James Emerson Tennent was Colonial Secretary in Ceylon from 1846 to 1850 and Acting Governor in April-May 1847. Tennent was not just an administrator, a Colonial master lording over obsequious natives. His keen eye and ear caught the nuances of the communities he was administering. His scholarship got him the Presidency of the Ceylon branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. | In "Christianity in Ceylon" published in 1850, Tennent traces its encounters with, and the challenges it faced from, entrenched faiths like Buddhism, Hinduism, Isla…

Juan Cole (2021-04-06). Middle East, Africa, in Special Trouble as Human-Caused Climate Emergency causes 30% drop in Agricultural Productivity Growth. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — A new paper in the journal Nature Climate Change has found that the human-caused climate emergency is responsible for a 20 percent drop in global agricultural productivity growth in the past 60 years.* A. Ortiz-Bobea and colleagues write: "The cumulative impact of ACC [anthropogenic or human-caused climate change] on global …

Eds. (2021-04-06). The real lives of America's Chinese masseuses. mronline.org The recent mass shooting in Atlanta has highlighted the vulnerability of Asian women who work in American massage parlors. But they face systematic oppression as well as individual hate. | April 6, 2021 | Newswire…

Catherine Henchek (2021-04-06). Chicago rally denounces police violence. liberationnews.org On April 3, more than 100 people gathered in downtown Chicago for a vigil and march in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King and victims of police and state violence.

MISES (2021-04-06). FDR Banned Gold 88 Years Ago: Will A Bitcoin Ban Be Next? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Tho Bishop* | Today is the eighty-eighth anniversary of

G. Dunkel (2021-04-06). Haiti and masses in the streets: 'Don't change our constitution'. workers.org March 29 marked 34 years since the Haitian constitution of 1987 — marking the end of the Duvalierist dictatorship — was adopted. Two massive demonstrations on March 28 and 29 — not just in Port-au-Prince, but in Saint-Marc, Cap-HaàØtien and Port-de-Paix — were held to defend this constitution. These were . . . |

Editor (2021-04-06). Wanna pay no taxes? Be a corporation! workers.org Most workers have little choice when it comes to paying income taxes. The money is deducted from our paychecks before we even get a chance to listen to the rustle of the bills and the clink of the coins. Not so with big corporations. They can afford tax "advisors" who . . . |

Mision Verdad (2021-04-06). Review of the Destructive Effects of US Blockade on Venezuela's Orinoco Oil Belt. orinocotribune.com By Misión Verdad — Apr 5, 2021 | At Misión Verdad we have kept track of the negative effects of unilateral coercive measures (UCM) [aka US blockade] on Venezuela, and more specifically, their harmful consequences on the main company that provides oil revenues to Venezuela, Petróleos de Venezuela, SA (PDVSA). | All the reports and papers issued by organizations or individuals that are not binding on each other, but have Venezuela in their focus, provide a clear conclusion regarding the effects of the US blockade on the local economy: each aggression against PDVSA, through executive orders issued by the curren…

Juan Cole (2021-04-06). Middle East, Africa, in Special Trouble as Human-Caused Climate Emergency causes 30% drop in Agricultural Productivity Growth. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — A new paper in the journal Nature Climate Change has found that the human-caused climate emergency is responsible for a 20 percent drop in global agricultural productivity growth in the past 60 years.* A. Ortiz-Bobea and colleagues write: "The cumulative impact of ACC [anthropogenic or human-caused climate change] on global …

Dan Dinello (2021-04-06). Winning the War for Earth: Kim Stanley Robinson's subversive new Novel Rejects Doomism and Imagines a Hopeful Solution to the Climate Emergency. juancole.com Chicago (Special to Informed Comment) — In the wake of a killer heat wave that slaughters millions, eco-terrorism spreads across the globe and capitalism ruptures in Kim Stanley Robinson's science fiction novel that envisions a climate crisis scenario of the next thirty years. Despite violence, ecological calamity and a super-depression, The Ministry for the Future …

Editor2 (2021-04-06). The Greatest Holocaust in History. orinocotribune.com By Miguel Barnet — Mar 24, 2021 | We owe a debt to Africa. I know that it is an unpayable debt, but we are obliged to remember all those who were victims of the greatest holocaust in history. | In the morning teeth | And the night in the skin. | Who will be, who will not? | The black. | -Nicolas Guillén | In 1963 I met Esteban Montejo, the protagonist of my book Biografía de un cimarrón [Biography of a Runaway Slave]. The work was published by the Academy of Sciences in 1966, three years after that meeting of mine with Esteban. | I still wonder how it was possible that no one in previous years had noticed th…

DMG (2021-04-06). Myanmar: PPST Calls For End To Killing Unarmed Civilians, Welcomes CRPH Constitutional Moves. eurasiareview.com The Peace Process Steering Team (PPST), formed by the 10 ethnic armed organisations that signed Myanmar's Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, on Sunday called on the junta to stop killing unarmed civilians, and to immediately and unconditionally release all those unjustly detained under its rule. | The PPST made its demands in a five-point "common positions" statement released following a video conference meeting held by members on April 3-4. | "We will continue our support towards the Spring Revolution including Public Civil Disobedience Movement," the statement added, while also welcoming a recent declaration by…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-06). Eni Announces New Light Oil Discovery In Block 15/06, Offshore Angola. eurasiareview.com Eni said Tuesday it has made a new light oil discovery in Block 15/06, in Angola's deep offshore. The well has been drilled on the Cuica exploration prospect located inside the Cabaàßa Development Area and close to the Armada Olombendo FPSO (East Hub) pursuing the exploration opportunities in proximity of existing infrastructures (ILX, infrastructure-led exploration). It resulted in an oil discovery with a size estimated between 200 and 250 million barrels of oil in place. | The Cuica-1 NFW has been drilled as a deviated well by the Libongos drillship in a water depth of 500 meters, and reached a total v…

VOXEU (2021-04-06). Peru: Behavioral Strategies To Reduce Teacher Sorting — Analysis. eurasiareview.com Low-income students are more likely to attend schools with less-qualified teachers, expanding the very achievement gaps that public education should help reduce. Although the problem of teacher sorting is well-documented, policy responses have tended to focus on increasing compensation at hard-to-staff schools, which can be both expensive and ineffective. This column presents the results of a novel and low-cost strategy implemented nationwide by the government of Peru that successfully encouraged highly qualified teachers to apply for job openings in disadvantaged schools. | By Nicolas Ajzenman, Eleonora Berto…

Paul Antonopoulos (2021-04-06). Iraq's Turn to Saudi Arabia for Economic Relief Is Sign of Its Regional Rebalancing. globalresearch.ca Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi visited Riyadh on March 31 and …

orinocotribune (2021-04-06). Elections in Peru: Strength of the Left Not Reflected by Polls. orinocotribune.com The progressive parties stressed the need to hold a Constituent Assembly that includes all social sectors of the country. The COVID-19 pandemic revealed shortcomings that need to be addressed in the healthcare and education systems. | Six days before the presidential elections in Peru, the picture is not clear. Out of 20 candidates to occupy the House of Pizarro, half have a chance to go to the second round. According to polls, no one exceeds 15% of the intention to vote. | But when walking the streets of Lima, the Peruvian capital, it is perceived that the left-wing parties, represented by Verónika Mendoza, from…

Michael J. Talmo (2021-04-06). COVID-19: Pandemic? Or Cult? globalresearch.ca For the overwhelming majority of people, COVID-19 is a religion. On …

Voelker R. (2021-04-06). Thermal Imaging Systems May Pose Public Health Risks. jamanetwork.com Thermal imaging systems used to measure human body temperature in airports, workplaces, and other venues where COVID-19 may spread aren't accurate if used improperly and shouldn't be considered a tool to diagnose the disease, according to an FDA safety communication.

Fontanarosa PB, Bauchner H, Golub R. (2021-04-06). To JAMA Authors, Reviewers, and Especially Physician Readers—A Profound Thank You. jamanetwork.com The global COVID-19 pandemic continues to permeate virtually every aspect of society and daily life, including government, business, travel, education, and especially the health care system. With more than 120 million cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection worldwide, including nearly 30 million cases in the US, and with more than 2.5 million deaths worldwide, including more than 500‚ÄØ000 deaths in the US, health care systems, hospitals, physicians, other health care professionals, and researchers worldwide have been challenged like never before, not only to care for overwhelming numbers of severely ill…

WSWS (2021-04-06). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Private sector doctors protest in Mexico City to demand COVID vaccinations while 200 Marathon oil refinery workers in St. Paul Park, Minnesota continue a two-and-a-half-month strike.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-06). Rwanda: Installing a US Protectorate in Central Africa. globalresearch.ca From the outset of the Rwandan civil war in 1990, Washington's hidden agenda consisted in establishing an American sphere of influence in a region historically dominated by France and Belgium. America's design was to displace France by supporting the Rwandan Patriotic Front and by arming and equipping its military arm, the Rwandan Patriotic Army (RPA)…

Dr Martin Kulldorff (2021-04-06). We Cannot Afford to Censor Dissenting Voices During a Pandemic — Prof Martin Kulldorff. globalresearch.ca Now that we are allowed to meet up in groups of …

Kathy Mulvey (2021-04-06). Six ways Chevron imperils climate, human rights, and racial justice. nationofchange.org These six examples illustrate a stunning array of corporate abuse, deception, and misconduct by one of the world's largest and most powerful corporations.

jamanetwork (2021-04-06). Update of Image Credit and Word Choice. jamanetwork.com In the A Piece of My Mind article titled "The Cost of Technology," published in the May 5, 2020, issue of JAMA, the credit line for the image was inadvertently omitted and the word "pre-eclampsia" in the second paragraph should have been "sclerosing cholangitis." This article was corrected online.

Keith Harmon Snow (2021-04-06). "Hotel Rwanda" Hero Kidnapped: Another Victim of Rwanda's Grinding Machine. dissidentvoice.org It is the 6th of April again and the western establishment's corporate media intelligence propaganda system has again been cranking out black propaganda that continues to buttress the false narratives about genocide in Central Africa. Under this falsification of consciousness, the victims become the killers and the killers become the victims, and the true role …

Fight Back (2021-04-06). Illinois governor signs bill restoring bargaining rights to Chicago teachers. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On April 2, Illinois Governor Jay Pritzker signed a bill, in opposition of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, that restores bargaining rights for Chicago teachers over a wide variety of issues that affect teachers and students in Illinois. This bill repeals a previous law from 1995 that limited the teachers' rights to bargain over things like class size, layoffs, the timing of the school year, and other things. The previous bill had given power over the school district over to the mayor and ultimately was part of setting up disputes between the Chicago teachers Union (CTU) and previous Chicago Mayor Rahm…

José Blanco (2021-04-06). México — La polarización. globalizacion.ca Ha estado de moda, desde que el presidente López Obrador tomó posesión, acusar a su gobierno de polarizar el escenario político. La acusación no viene acompañada de una explicación específica sobre cuál es la carga negativa que ve el acusador,…

Arnold DG, Beck T, Stewart O. (2021-04-06). Whistleblowing and Misconduct at Large Pharmaceutical Firms—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Data indicate that whistleblower incentives are an important way to reduce the incidence of illegal activities by large pharmaceutical firms. Incentivized whistleblowing in the US includes the False Claims Act's qui tam provision as well as a variety of other forms of whistleblowing. In response to our recent article, Dr Hashimoto and colleagues asked about the extent of whistleblowing activity in relation to financial penalties against large pharmaceutical firms in the US. We have now conducted dual-rater content analysis of all press releases for state and federal settlements between January 2003 and D…

Brian Berletic (2021-04-06). Video: Myanmar: US-backed Opposition Is Armed. asia-pacificresearch.com

Sonali Kolhatkar (2021-04-06). How police preserve inequality in Los Angeles—and everywhere else. peoplesdispatch.org Instead of dismantling encampments where unhoused people have formed their own communities, we ought to dismantle the economic system that fosters homelessness and the state power that preserves inequality…

Julia Wright (2021-04-06). The Significance of the NUMSA Appeal to the World for Mumia Abu-Jamal. counterpunch.org On March 10th 2021, Jack Heyman, a retired member of the International Longshoremen and Warehousing Union and longstanding member of theWest Coast Labor Action Committee to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal shared with the Mumia and prison human rights' groups nationally and internationally a press release from the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA). The South

Hashimoto T, Ozaki A, Tanimoto T. (2021-04-06). Whistleblowing and Misconduct at Large Pharmaceutical Firms. jamanetwork.com To the Editor In their recent Research Letter, Dr Arnold and colleagues presented profiles of illegal activities and penalties paid by pharmaceutical firms in the US from 2003 to 2016.

jamanetwork (2021-04-06). Drugs for Atopic Dermatitis. jamanetwork.com This Medical Letter provides a Table summarizing key information about topical corticosteroids available for atopic dermatitis published as part of a comprehensive review on the topic.

Desai AN. (2021-04-06). Patient Information: Giardiasis. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page summarizes risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of giardiasis, an intestinal parasite infection that can cause gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea, stomach cramps, and prolonged diarrhea.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-06). Felony charges against Denver anti-racist organizers withdrawn. peoplesdispatch.org The withdrawal of felony charges against Terrance Roberts, Joel Northam, and Lillian House comes nearly three weeks after a judge dismissed kidnapping charges against them. The trio were actively involved in organizing protests seeking justice for Elijah McClain…

Fight Back (2021-04-06). Illinois governor signs bill restoring bargaining rights to Chicago teachers. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – On April 2, Illinois Governor Jay Pritzker signed a bill, in opposition of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, that restores bargaining rights for Chicago teachers over a wide variety of issues that affect teachers and students in Illinois. This bill repeals a previous law from 1995 that limited the teachers' rights to bargain over things like class size, layoffs, the timing of the school year, and other things. The previous bill had given power over the school district over to the mayor and ultimately was part of setting up disputes between the Chicago teachers Union (CTU) and previous Chicago Mayor Rahm…

Sarah Jaffe (2021-04-06). Working for that Minimum Wage. progressive.org Bosses aren't giving raises, and neither is the federal government. Instead, we are just expected to work harder.

McDermott MM, Spring B, Tian L, et al. (2021-04-06). Low- vs High-Intensity Walking Exercise and Walk Distance in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease. jamanetwork.com This randomized trial compares the effects of comfortable low-intensity home-based walking exercise vs high-intensity exercise sufficient to elicit ischemic symptoms vs nonexercise control on 6-minute walk distance among patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

Colin Todhunter (2021-04-06). The Agri-Food Model, Unregulated Gene Editing Technologies. globalresearch.ca The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and an assortment of high-profile …

Jeff Bryant (2021-04-06). Biden promised to end standardized testing in schools—it was never going to be easy. nationofchange.org In education policymaking in Washington, D.C., the "bean counters" are still in charge.

Al Neal (2021-04-06). MLB pulls All-Star game from Georgia over new voter suppression law. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-04-06). The Political Logic of Zionism. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — Apr 5, 2021 | Angela Davis — a famous activist and author — was scheduled to speak at an event by Butler University titled "Joint Struggle and Collective Liberation" on April 1, 2021, but the university authorities decided on March 29, 2021, to cancel it, without letting the organizers know. | Mark Apple, interim director of strategic communications at Butler, said that the event has only been postponed due to procedural irregularities. However, Butler senior Roua Daas, a member of the student government and a main organizer of the event, told "Electronic Intifada": "they've had…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-06). Ukraine, Georgia offer control of the Black Sea in exchange for NATO membership. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine, Georgia offer control of the Black Sea in exchange for NATO membershipRick Rozoff Georgian English-language media reported on April 5 that their nation's head of government, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, took the occasion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's 72 anniversary to offer the military alliance an intriguing quid pro quo. In exchange for …

jamanetwork (2021-04-06). Two Incomplete Author Names. jamanetwork.com In the Original Investigation entitled "Association of Rare CYP39A1 Variants With Exfoliation Syndrome Involving the Anterior Chamber of the Eye," published in the February 23, 2021, issue of JAMA, there were 2 incomplete author names listed for the Genetics of Exfoliation Syndrome Partnership. At the end of the article, under "Authors for the Genetics of Exfoliation Syndrome Partnership," the name "Andrés F. V. Cueto, MD, PhD" should have been "Andrés Fernández-Vega Cueto, MD, PhD" and "Luis F. V. Cueto, MD, PhD" should have been "Luis Fernández-Vega Cueto, MD, PhD." The 2 names also should be revised under "Aff…

Thompson ND, Stone ND, Brown CJ, et al. (2021-04-06). Antimicrobial Use in a Cohort of US Nursing Homes, 2017. jamanetwork.com This cross-sectional survey assessed the risks of antimicrobial use among 15‚ÄØ276 nursing home residents across 161 facilities.

Ahmad Chebli (2021-04-06). I Refused to Become an FBI Informant, and the Government Put Me on the No Fly List. aclu.org My first interaction with the FBI was based on a lie. | In August 2018, I got a call asking me to go to City Hall to clear up a city permit violation, and gladly complied to resolve any issues. It turned out to be a ruse. | When I arrived, I was led into a conference room, where two FBI agents were waiting. I was immediately caught off guard, not having any idea why the FBI would want to talk to me. I'm a husband and father of two young kids, and I have always focused on building a good life with my family, both as a business owner and as an engineer in Michigan's automotive industry. | Although the FBI agent…

Morning Star (2021-04-06). Myanmar shuts down internet in bid to stifle protest. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Appiah D, Nwabuo CC, Ebong IA, et al. (2021-04-06). Trends in Age at Natural Menopause and Reproductive Life Span Among US Women, 1959-2018. jamanetwork.com This national survey study uses the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) to describe trends in age at natural menopause, age at menarche, and reproductive life span, and variables associated with shorter and longer spans, among US women between 1959-1962 and 2015-2018.

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy (2021-04-06). Georgia's New Voter Suppression Law and Corporate Support. globalresearch.ca Something's rotten in Georgia, and it's not the peaches: Gov. Brian …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-06). Ukraine says NATO only way to end Donbass war, 37,000-troop U.S.-NATO war games aim at confrontation with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine says NATO only way to end Donbass war, 37,000-troop U.S.-NATO war games aim at confrontation with RussiaRick Rozoff The Ukrainian government reports two more soldiers killed in ongoing fighting in the Donbass as Kiev withdraws from the Trilateral Contact Group of Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe meetings in …

Marlee Kokotovic (2021-04-06). Largest beef giant promises to go deforestation-free by 2035. nationofchange.org "JBS has just promised at least 14 more years of forest destruction."

Geraldina Colotti (2021-04-06). The United States' Obsession with Venezuela: The Ordeal of One Italian Citizen. orinocotribune.com By Geraldina Colotti — Apr 3, 2021 | This news item illustrates very well the nature of the real witch-hunt that the United States engages in while attempting to prosecute everyone who tries to get around the economic and financial blockade imposed on Venezuela by the US. Yesterday the press agencies carried this story, and today a well-known newspaper has an interview with the person involved. | This is what happened: an Italian restaurant owner, with no connection to politics, had all his bank accounts frozen for months on the orders of Washington. It was a case of mistaken identity. They had confused him…

Eric Toussaint (2021-04-06). Rwanda: A Look Back at the 1994 Genocide. The Role of International Financial Institutions. globalresearch.ca Starting on 7 April 1994, in less than three months, nearly …

teleSUR (2021-04-06). Iran Charges Ten Officials for Downing Ukrainian Airliner. telesurenglish.net Tehran military prosecutor Gholamabbas Torki on Tuesday announced that ten Iranian officials were indicted over the downing of a Ukrainian airliner, an event in which 176 people were killed on Jan. 8, 2020. | RELATED: | "A serious and accurate investigation was conducted and the indictment was issued for 10 culprits," Torki said although he did not provide details on the identity of the officials involved. | On Jan…

Fight Back (2021-04-06). Coal miners begin major strike in Alabama. fightbacknews.org Tuscaloosa, AL – On April 2 around 10 p.m., more than 1100 workers at the Warrior Met Coal mine in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, who are members of the United Mine Workers of America, walked off the job and began an ongoing strike. The strike includes workers from all of the plant's areas of operation, which include the #4 mine, the #5 preparation plant, the #7 mine as well as its central shop. | On April 3, large crowds of miners could be seen picketing in front of the entrances to the mine chanting "No contract, no coal!" | UMWA says that members of management have received bonuses recently that were as large as…

Chris Wright (2021-04-06). The Rise of Right-wing Libertarianism Since the 1950s. dissidentvoice.org Sometimes as I read books I like to simultaneously summarize them in my own words to facilitate the intellectual digestion. And also to post my notes online later on, in the probably vain hope of diffusing knowledge to young people and non-academics. I've been reading a couple of books on the rise of political conservatism …

jamanetwork (2021-04-06). The Medical Profession and the Public. jamanetwork.com William J. Mayo, M.D., Rochester, Minn.

Eric Toussaint (2021-04-06). Rwanda: A Look Back at the 1994 Genocide. globalresearch.ca Starting on 7 April 1994, in less than three months, nearly …

Robert Davis (2021-04-06). Making a List—of Cops Who Can't Be Trusted. progressive.org A new Colorado bill would force disclosure of information on police accused of bias.

Crnich CJ, Malani P. (2021-04-06). Opportunities to Improve Antimicrobial Use in US Nursing Homes. jamanetwork.com Inappropriate use of antibiotic therapy is a major driver of adverse effects related to medications and antibiotic resistance in nursing homes. Despite formal calls for the enhancement of prescribing practices, along with improvements in structure and process, antibiotic stewardship in nursing homes remains suboptimal. Measuring antibiotic use in nursing homes and comparing observed patterns with relevant benchmarks is a core component of antibiotic stewardship. However, to date, nationally representative data to which nursing homes can benchmark have been lacking.

Dr. Ibrahim Alloush (2021-04-06). A Fresh Voice Debunking Disinformation on Syria with Real Eyewitness Testimonies and a Genuine Anti-Hegemonic Context. globalresearch.ca Carrying all of the attributes of a globalized unconventional war to …

Mike Ervin (2021-04-06). Smart Ass Cripple: The Right Way to Protest. progressive.org What jazzes me up are protests designed to get in the bad guy's face.

Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty (2021-04-06). With Huge Iran Deal, China Hopes Deep Pockets Further Boost Influence In Middle East. juancole.com By Reid Standish | — Beijing has inked a sweeping 25-year investment deal with Iran that could see China's economic, political, and military influence there and across the Middle East expand. ( RFE/RL) — China and Iran signed the expansive deal during a ceremony in Tehran on March 27 between their respective foreign ministers, Mohammad …

Voelker R. (2021-04-06). 3D-Printed Implant Is Approved to Replace Ankle Joint Bone. jamanetwork.com The FDA has approved a 3-dimensional (3D)—printed implant designed to treat people with avascular necrosis (AVN) of the ankle joint.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-06). Saudi aid worker sentenced to 20 years in prison. peoplesdispatch.org It is believed that Abdulrahman al-Sadhan has been convicted in connection with operating an anonymous Twitter account that was critical of human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia and the policies of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman…

Sonja van den Ende (2021-04-06). EU Provoking Russia by Attempting Color Revolutions in Belarus, Ukraine and Crimea. globalresearch.ca Crimea | Crimea held a referendum on March 16, 2014 and 89% …

CJPME (2021-04-06). Statistics Canada Should Not Promote Problematic Lobby Group Study of Antisemitism. globalresearch.ca Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-04-06). 'Deadly and Dangerous': Biden Rebuked for Embrace of Trump's Policy on Landmines. commondreams.org "This is the wrong approach," said the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-04-06). 'Helloooooooooo Somebody': Nina Turner Posts Massive Fundraising Haul in Bid for Ohio House Seat. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Laura Packard (2021-04-06). It's Time to Junk "Junk Insurance" commondreams.org We should be working to strengthen the protections of the Affordable Care Act and expand health care to all, not punch holes in the foundation. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Leonardo Flores (2021-04-06). The Capitol Raid and Pandemic Can Help US Empathize With Venezuelans. commondreams.org For Venezuelans, there is no one "January 6." There are at least half a dozen. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2021-04-06). The Biden Administration Must Revise Its Landmine Policy. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-04-06). 400 Groups Petition EPA to Control Methane, Ethane Pollution. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-04-06). New Survey: 41% of Young People Reported Feeling Unsafe When They See Police in Schools. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Nan Levinson (2021-04-06). America's Far-Right in Uniform. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2021-04-06). IMF: Indebted Countries Suffer if US Interest Rates Rise. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-04-06). Water Shutoff Protections Must Be Part of Infrastructure Plan. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-04-06). New Report: Electrifying America's Buildings by 2050 Could Be Like Taking 65 Million Cars off the Road. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Alison Bodine (2021-04-06). Women's Rights Are Human Rights. commondreams.org This fight against women's oppression is not just a struggle for women, but for all of humanity. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-06). Egypt-Sudan-Ethiopia talks on Nile dam end without progress. middleeasteye.net Egypt-Sudan-Ethiopia talks on Nile dam end without progress | Sudan and Egypt fail to break a deadlock over Ethiopia's Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project | Tue, 04/06/2021 – 14: 40 | Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly (L) welcomes his Sudanese counterpart Abdalla Hamdok upon his arrival in the Egyptian capital Cairo, on 11 March 2021 (AFP) | Talks aimed at breaking a deadlock ov…

Jake Alimahomed-Wilson (2021-04-06). Amazonification Is the Future of Capitalism. zcomm.org Interview with Jake Alimahomed-Wilson, coeditor of The Cost of Free Shipping: Amazon in the Global Economy…

Achal Prabhala (2021-04-06). World's Poorest Nations Face Setback over Patent Rights. zcomm.org We look at the urgent push to ensure equal access to COVID-19 vaccines for all nations, rich and poor, and growing calls for Big Pharma to waive their patent rights, as COVID-19 cases soar…

CJ Polychroniou (2021-04-06). A Green New Deal Is More Affordable in the Long Term Than Fossil Fuels. zcomm.org It is naàØve and dangerous to rely on the "invisible hand" of the market either for economic transformation or for a solution to the problem of climate change…

Kenn Orphan (2021-04-06). Humans, Nature and the Illusion of Separateness. zcomm.org For too long we have allowed the narrative to be dictated by the myth of our separateness and dominance over the earth and all that lives here…

Dan Dinello (2021-04-06). Winning the War for Earth. zcomm.org Kim Stanley Robinson's subversive new Novel Rejects Doomism and Imagines a Hopeful Solution to the Climate Emergency…

Subrata Majumder (2021-04-06). ASEAN Vibration On Chinese Heat In RCEP: Challenge To Japan For Its Stake In ASEAN — Analysis. eurasiareview.com With India decoupling from RCEP (Regional Cooperation of Economic Partnership), China became the behemoth in exerting influence in the largest trade block in the world. World opinion leaders termed it a geopolitical win for China. With Japan rejoining the block, after earlier exiting following India, Japan seemed to have waded into controversy for its stake in ASEAN. | Japan has a big stake in foreign direct investment in ASEAN. China is behind Japan. Japanese investment helped to establish a major supply chain base in ASEAN for Japanese corporate at home and overseas. Toyota's Asian Car model is a case in poi…

No Nukes Action (2021-04-06). Sunday 4/11: SF Rally At Japan Consulate: Stop The Nukes & Japan Olympics. indybay.org San Francisco Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery St/California | San Francisco…

Zachary Conti (2021-04-06). IMF Reports Pandemic Economic Outlook Uncertain. indybay.org Amidst Rising Inequality, Ninety Million Could Fall into Extreme Poverty…

Zachary Conti (2021-04-06). IMF: Indebted Countries Suffer if US Interest Rates Rise. indybay.org The IMF warns that rising US interest rates could impact the ability of developing countries to pay debt, leading to prolonged economic crisis.

Human Agenda (2021-04-06). Monday 4/26: Sharat G. Lin: Participatory Democracy. indybay.org Join Zoom Meeting: | us02web.zoom.us/j/83191148451 | Meeting ID: 831 9114 8451 | Passcode: 517759 | Call in: +1 669-900-9128…

Michael Richardson, reposted by Jamal Journal (2021-04-06). 50 yrs ago: Confessed bomber names Raleigh House as provocateur at Ed Poindexter's trial. indybay.org Reprinted below with permission from the author is the second in a series of articles marking the 50th anniversary of Black Panther political prisoner Ed Poindexter's trial. Ed is currently in very poor health. We will continue to feature Michael Richardson's important series of articles this month. The Jamal Journal's April 1 interview with author Michael Richardson marked the first article in Richardson's critical series. The second article in the series is reprinted here in full.

Greenpeace, LCV, Sierra Clu, DAD (2021-04-06). Wednesday 4/7: The Danger of Money in Politics: SR1 For the People Act to Enforce Voter & Election Equity. indybay.org Online event…

Zachary Conti (2021-04-06). IMF Cancels Debt for 28 Poor Countries into Fall of 2021. indybay.org The IMF Executive Board extended a process to cancel debt payments for the world's 28 poorest countries.

Declaration for American Democracy (2021-04-06). Thursday 4/8: Democracy, Racial Justice, & HR1/S1: For the People Act Teach-in. indybay.org Online teach-in…

Contemporary Jewish Museum of SF (2021-04-06). Tuesday 4/6: Yom HaShoah: The Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos w/ CJM SF. indybay.org Online event…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2021-04-06). 7 Abril: Conversatorio con Gustavo Esteva y Raúl Zibechi. indybay.org Conversatorio: Autonomías en medio de la guerra. El caso de la experiencia zapatista. Miércoles 7 de abril, 11am…

DXE (2021-04-06). Saturday 4/24: Meetup: Stories from the Community. indybay.org online…

DXE (2021-04-06). Saturday 4/17: Sonoma County Factory Farm Vigil + Caravan. indybay.org WHERE: 1098 Samuel Dr, Petaluma, CA 94952 | WHEN: Saturday, April 17th 2: 30pm…

Animal Legal Defense Fund (2021-04-06). Court Upholds Constitutionality of San Francisco Fur Ban. indybay.org International Fur Trade Federation's amended complaints dismissed in decisive victory for animals…

PAT (2021-04-06). OPERAZIONE CAVALLINA WILMA NICOLA. indybay.org stupri…

S.L.A.S.H.–SF League Against Systemic Harm (2021-04-06). Wednesday 4/7: Rally to Rescind CCSF Faculty Layoff Notices & Expand Job Training Programs. indybay.org CCSF Wellness Center, 800 Ocean Ave., San Francisco…

Declaration for American Democracy (2021-04-06). Wednesday 4/7: Democracy on the Ropes: Fighting Voter Suppression Against BIPOC Communities. indybay.org Online event…

CP Editor (2021-04-06). Get Ready To Fly — TREVOR BELD JIMENEZ. counterpunch.org

Jason Ditz (2021-04-06). Scores Killed as Afghan, Taliban Forces Continue Offensives. news.antiwar.com While there are high hopes for peace conferences coming in the next few weeks, fighting continues to rage in Afghanistan. At least 48 combatants were killed over the course of the weekend in southern Afghanistan. | In Kandahar Province, the Afghan military reported on a series of operations that killed at least 37 Taliban and wounded 28 others. They The Taliban appears to have been active in nearby H…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-06). Vienna Talks Establish Working Groups to Find Path Back to Iran Nuclear Deal. news.antiwar.com Talks in Vienna between Iran and the remaining parties of the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, were held on Tuesday. US officials were also in the city and participated indirectly through intermediaries. | The two sides

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-06). Pentagon Publishes Pictures of Syrian Kurds Training to Call in Airstrikes. news.antiwar.com Last month, US Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs)

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-06). US Sails Warships into South China Sea as Philippine-China Tensions Rise. news.antiwar.com Tensions between the Philippines and China are on the rise over the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Manila has accused Beijing of sending a "maritime militia" near Whitson Reef, a feature about 175 miles west of the Philippine province of Palawan, although Beijing insists the ships in the area are only fishing vessels. …

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-06). China Warns US Against Acting 'Superior' to Other Nations. news.antiwar.com With the Biden administration taking an aggressive approach to China, US officials are often making demands of Beijing and taking unilateral action through economic sanctions. Responding to this approach, C "China will not accept that there is any nation in the world that [can] put itself superior to the others, and that any nation will have a final say on world affairs," Wang said in comments to Chinese state media on Monday. "If the US continues to confront, China will take it calmly…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-06). Japan Sends Destroyer to Monitor Chinese Vessels That Sailed Near Okinawa. news.antiwar.com A Chinese aircraft carrier and several other warships were spotted on Saturday passing through the waterway between Okinawa and Miyako Island on their way to the Pacific Ocean. On Sunday, According to The South China Morning Post, the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning last passed through…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-06). Ukraine, Georgia Offer Control of the Black Sea in Exchange for NATO Membership. news.antiwar.com Georgian English-language media reported on April 5 that their nation's head of government, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, took the occasion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's 72 anniversary to offer the military alliance an intriguing quid pro quo. In exchange for being inducted into NATO as a full member ("The pursuit of NATO membership [is] …

Jason Ditz (2021-04-06). Afghan Negotiators Review 25 Different Peace Proposals. news.antiwar.com The all-important Istanbul conference in Turkey is expected to be held at some point next week, a multi-national conference centered on trying to pave a pass forward for Afghanistan peace. That doesn't mean that everything is on hold until then. | Meetings are continuing to be held all over among different expected participants in the conference, and Afghanistan is holding its own internal discussions on a 12- to 15-member delegation to be sent to Istanbul. They wil…

Martha Pskowski (2021-04-06). Saving Lives and Going Hungry: NYC Ambulance Workers Demand Higher Pay. thenation.com Saving Lives and Going Hungry: NYC Ambulance Workers Demand Higher Pay…

Lynn Rhinehart (2021-04-06). Biden Is Rebuilding the National Labor Relations Board. thenation.com Biden Is Rebuilding the National Labor Relations Board…

John Nichols (2021-04-06). Betsy DeVos's Assault on Public Schools Continues. thenation.com Betsy DeVos's Assault on Public Schools Continues…

Courtney Faye Taylor (2021-04-06). Ann Arbor doesn't need streetlights. thenation.com Ann Arbor doesn't need streetlights…

Alyssa Oursler, Anna DalCortivo (2021-04-06). Arradondo Condemned Him, but All Cops Are Derek Chauvin. thenation.com Arradondo Condemned Him, but All Cops Are Derek Chauvin…

Dave Zirin (2021-04-06). Baseball Says No to Jim Crow 2.0. thenation.com Baseball Says No to Jim Crow 2.0…

David A. Bell (2021-04-06). Are We Living in an Age of Strongmen? thenation.com Are We Living in an Age of Strongmen?

Gilbert Achcar (2021-04-06). How to Avoid the Anti-Imperialism of Fools. thenation.com How to Avoid the Anti-Imperialism of Fools…

Elie Mystal (2021-04-06). The Blue Wall of Silence Is Crumbling Around Derek Chauvin. thenation.com The Blue Wall of Silence Is Crumbling Around Derek Chauvin…

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2021-04-06). A 'Just Transition' Clean Energy Revolution Can Be a Boon for West Virginia—and the Country. thenation.com A 'Just Transition' Clean Energy Revolution Can Be a Boon for West Virginia—and the Country…

John Nichols (2021-04-06). Betsy DeVos Takes Her Assault on Public Schools Back to the States. thenation.com Betsy DeVos Takes Her Assault on Public Schools Back to the States…

RT (2021-04-06). UK pauses AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine study on children as drug regulator investigates blood clot risk among adults. rt.com A trial of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine on children has been suspended while the UK's drug regulator investigates a potential link to rare blood clots in the brain reported among some adults who have received the jab. | The vaccine, which was developed in partnership with Oxford University, is awaiting approval from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for use among children. It was greenlit by British regulators for use in adults at the end of 2020. | "Whilst there are no safety concerns in the paediatric clinical trial, we await additional information from the MHRA on its…

James O'Neill (2021-04-06). Australia Struggles to Find an Independent Voice. dissidentvoice.org Australia has always struggled to present an independent foreign policy to the world. For example, during its early days as a British colony its soldiers fought in the Crimean war in the mid 19th century, although it would be impossible to identify any Australian interest in that conflict. World War One saw a similar eagerness …

Umar A Farooq (2021-04-06). Biden administration asks US court to throw out case against ex-Egyptian PM. middleeasteye.net Biden administration asks US court to throw out case against ex-Egyptian PM | Justice Department says lawsuit against Hazem el-Beblawi, over his alleged involvement in torture, should be dismissed due to his diplomatic status | Tue, 04/06/2021 – 15: 48 | Mohamed Soltan filed a lawsuit against Hazem el-Beblawi (pictured) last June, accusing him of direct responsibility for his treatment, which inclu…

Editorial La Jornada (2021-04-06). Outsourcing: Acuerdo esperanzador. globalizacion.ca Ayer, al término de una reunión con dirigentes sindicales, líderes empresariales, funcionarios de su gobierno y los coordinadores de las bancadas mayoritarias en la Cámara de Diputados y el de su gobierno, el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador dio a…

Peter Koenig (2021-04-06). Human Rights for Children: Saving Children from COVID Measures Abuses. globalresearch.ca Background | The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-06). Priti Patel and the Death of Asylum in the UK. counterpunch.org Nothing makes better sense to the political classes than small time demagoguery when matters turn sour. True, the United Kingdom might well be speeding ahead with vaccination numbers, and getting ever big-headed about it, but there is still good reason to distract the voters. Coronavirus continues to vex; the economy continues to suffer. In February,

South Front (2021-04-06). Video: Saudi Arabia Hopes Its Patriots Will Start Working in Yemen's Marib. globalresearch.ca Saudi Arabia is showing genuine concern that Marib could be lost …

Rep. Ron Paul (2021-04-06). Why Is the Biden Administration Pushing Ukraine to Attack Russia? globalresearch.ca On March 24th, Ukraine's President Vladimir Zelensky signed what was essentially …

Editor2 (2021-04-06). Some Standard Cynical CIA-Style Cuba COVID Reporting at The Washington Post. orinocotribune.com By Paul Street — Apr 2, 2021 | Never underestimate the cynicism of American corporate media. As the Scotland-based historian Helen Yaffe recently observed on Counterpunch, the socialist state of Cuba currently has five COVID-19 vaccines in clinical trials "and is set to be among the first nations to vaccinate its entire population." Further: "Cuba has gone on the offensive against COVID-19, mobilizing the prevention-focused, community based public healthcare system to carry out daily house visits to actively detect and treat cases and channeling the medical science sector to adapt and produce new treatments…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-06). Iran Launches Advanced Uranium Enrichment Centrifuges Amid First Indirect Talks With USA. southfront.org On April 1, Iran has started testing the improved IR-9 uranium enrichment centrifuges at the underground plant in Natanz, according to the statements by the official representative of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Behruz Kamalvandi."One of the advances made in the field of [uranium] enrichment is the beginning of the mechanical test of the IR-9 centrifuge," Behrouz Kamalvandi told ISNA. | According to the claims, IR-9 centrifuges have a capacity of 50 SWU (Separative work unit, one of the centrifuge capacity…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-06). Mozambican Army Recaptures Palma From Al Shabaab. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 5th, the Mozambican armed forces said that they had recaptured the town of Palma from Al Shabaab insurgents. | Al Shabaab has pledged allegiance to ISIS. | A "significant" number of militants were killed in the counter-offensive, an army spokesman said. | Army spokesman Brigadier Chongo Vidigal said the gas plant was secure, and Palma was now "safe" ."The airfield area was the only one we needed to clear and we did that [on Sunday]. It's completely safe,"

Anonymous007 (2021-04-06). Kiev Announces It Will No Longer Attend Minsk Trilateral Contact Group. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 5th, Kiev said that it would no longer attend the Minsk group meetings. | The Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) will not go to Minsk for negotiations after the end of the quarantine, Vice Prime Minister and Minister for the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov said on the evening of April 5. | According to him, Minsk is not suitable as a negotiating platform because of the "enemy rhetoric of Belarus" regarding Ukraine."We decided…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-06). Military Situation In Yemen On April 6, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 171 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On April 5, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On April 5, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted an airstrike on the Jobah area | On April 4, clashes between the UAE-backed forces and the Saudi-led forces were reported in the Ahwar area | On April 5, Ansar Allah allegedly attacked Jed…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-06). Jordan Is Where Domestic And Regional Fissures Collide. southfront.org AMMAN, May 25, 2019 (Xinhua) — Jordan's King Abdullah II (C) reviews the Royal Guard of Honor during the ceremony of the 73rd anniversary of the Independence of Jordan in Amman, Jordan, May 25, 2019. (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh/IANS) | Submitted by Dr. James M. Dorsey. | Former Crown Prince Hamzah bin Hussein has papered over a rare public dispute in the ruling Jordanian family in a move that is unlikely to resolve long-standing fissures in society and among the country's elite and…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-06). Russia Says U.S. Has 1.5 Months To Salvage Open Skies Treaty. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The United States and its allies have just over a month and a half left to decide on the fate of the Open Skies Treaty, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov He noted that interdepartmental procedures are now being completed to submit a law on denunciation of the Treaty to Parliament."We expect that the relevant work will be carried out and completed. In this case, I do not undertake to predict…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-06). U.S. To Carry Out Large-Scale "Northern Edge" Exercise Simulating Arctic Warfare. southfront.org Illustrative image. Click to see full-size image | Starting on May 3rd, the US will hold the 12-day "Northern Edge" military exercise in Alaska, to simulate Arctic warfare. | The Air Force's team in the Pacific will lead the Army, Navy and Marine Corps."Northern Edge allows [U.S. Indo-Pacific Command's] joint force to … put all the pieces of the puzzle together, the big picture, and allow our younger generations within the armed forces to experience what future conflict could feel like, and the complex…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-06). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On April 6, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 5, artillery of the UAF targeted DPR positions in Shirokaya Balka west of Gorlovka | On April 4, the DPR forces repelled an attack by the UAF near the village of Shumy. one UAF member was killed | On April 5, artillery of the DPR forces targeted UAF positions near Vodyane | On April 5, artillery of the DPR forces targeted UAF positions near Avdyivka | On April 5, artillery of the DPR forces targeted UAF positions near Zolote | MORE ON THE TOPIC:…

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Anonymous007 (2021-04-06). Military Situation In Syria On April 5, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 5, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 26 times: 12 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 2 — in Hama province, 2 Aleppo province | On April 5, clashes between the Turkish-backed forces and SDF were reported near Ain Issa | On April 5, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions north of Tal Tamar | On April 5, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Kafr N…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-06). First US Hypersonic ARRW Booster Flight Test Failed. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The first booster flight test of the Air Force's AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon failed on April 5. The statement was made by the press service of the US Air Force."The ARRW program has been pushing boundaries since its inception and taking calculated risks to move this important capability forward," said Brig. Gen. Heath A. Collins, Armament Directorate Program executive officer, in a release. "While not launching was disappointing, the recent test provided invaluable information to…

Anonymous765 (2021-04-06). Kiev's Forces Are Primed For Attack If They Can Overcome Their Own Minefields. southfront.org | | | southfront@internet.ru : donationalerts.com/r/southfront : gumroad.com/southfront http: //southfront.org/donate/ or via: www.patreon.com/southfront, 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Open and…

Anonymous765 (2021-04-06). Mozambique's Cabo Delgado has been plagued by ISIS for years. southfront.org | | | southfront@internet.ru : donationalerts.com/r/southfront : gumroad.com/southfront http: //southfront.org/donate/ or via: www.patreon.com/southfront, 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 In recent mon…

Editor2 (2021-04-06). On Palestine Children's Day, 140 Minors Held in Israeli Prisons. orinocotribune.com Marking Palestine Children's Day, the Palestine Prisoners' Club revealed that there are 140 Palestinian children in Israeli prisons, including two under administrative detention. | According to the Defence for Children International-Palestine, every year between 500 and 700 Palestinian children are prosecuted by Israel in military courts. | Until the end of March 2021, human rights groups have counted 230 Palestinian children detained by the Israeli occupation, mostly from Jerusalem. | Dylan Williams, former US Senate staffer and senior vice president of the advocacy group J Street, tweeted last month: | "H…

calvin deutschbein (2021-04-06). Education workers organize the South. workers.org Elon, N.C. Two years after voting by a 2-to-1 margin to unionize, on March 4 the embattled Elon Faculty Union finally forced the greedy administrators of Elon University to the bargaining table. EFU is Local 32 of the Service Employees Union, Workers United Southern Region. Students for an Equitable Elon . . . |

Stephen Corry (2021-04-06). Conservancy Beyond the Pale. counterpunch.org "Conservancies" in Kenya are presented as an example of conservation by and for local people, but they can be a device to grab the land of traditional herders. Unless this changes, the future for wildlife conservation in Africa looks bleak. Conservationists must recognize pastoralists' stewardship of the land, and must stop treating local people as

orinocotribune (2021-04-06). Venezuela Requests UN Assistance to Deactivate Colombian Paramilitary Landmines in Apure — "More Displaced People than Population" orinocotribune.com This Monday, April 5, it was reported that the Venezuelan government requested United Nations (UN) cooperation to eradicate the antipersonnel mines placed in Apure state, bordering Colombia, by drug trafficking groups from Colombia. | In this regard, Venezuela's Foreign Affairs Minister, Jorge Arreaza, sent a letter to Ilene Cohn, deputy director of the UN service in charge of this range of issues. Arreaza recalled that on May 27, 2013, Venezuela was declared a landmine-free territory. | In this sense, the Minister of Defense, Vladimir Padrino López, stressed that the text of the letter indicated that Venezuela h…

Caroline Cross (2021-04-06). Application for fresh inquest refused. ukhumanrightsblog.com Farrell v HMC for North East Hampshire [2021] EWHC 778 (Admin) Applying for a fresh inquest is not straightforward. First, the bereaved have to get permission from the Attorney General. Only once that authority has been granted will they be allowed to apply to the High Court to reopen the inquest (section 13 of the …

Paul Haeder (2021-04-06). Methanol for the CoV2 Hypodermic Chemical Experiment. dissidentvoice.org "There you have it — At-will, AKA at the beckon call, beckon abuse, beckon exploitation, beckon denigration, beckon injurious behavior and workplace environment. These employers are thugs, and from the top down, with their lawyers and MBAs and institutional misleadership yahoos at the executive level, the worker is doomed by this sick system. Forced vaccinations …

Andrew Korybko (2021-04-06). Are Vaccines the Real Driving Force Behind the Latest Donbass Destabilization? globalresearch.ca Observers are in a passionate debate over what's really driving the …

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-04-06). Vaccines Are the New 'Purity Test'. globalresearch.ca As predicted last year, vaccine passports are being rolled out across …

teleSUR (2021-04-06). AstraZeneca Vaccine and Blood Clots Link Is 'Clear', EMA Says. telesurenglish.net Marco Cavaleri, the head of the Office Biological Health Threats and Vaccine Strategy at the European Medicines Agency (EMA), confirmed that there is a "clear" link between vaccination with AstraZeneca and cases of thrombosis. The cause of this reaction, however, remains unknown. | RELATED: | "We can now say that it is clear that there is a connection with the vaccine… We are trying to get an accurate picture of…

Steve Watson (2021-04-06). UK Government Has Planned for Vaccine Passports All Along. globalresearch.ca Despite consistently denying it, the UK government has planned for the …

RT (2021-04-06). Iranian 'spy ship' damaged in 'attack' along major Red Sea shipping route — reports. rt.com An Iranian ship that Israel and Saudi Arabia have accused of acting as a base for Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps forces has been damaged, reportedly by a mine, in the Red Sea waters between Yemen and Eritrea. | State-owned Saudi broadcaster Al-Hadath TV reported the attack on Tuesday, citing an unnamed source calling it a "likely" Israeli operation off the coast of Eritrea. The vessel was identified as the Saviz, which Israel and Saudi Arabia have long accused of being a "forward base" for the IRGC in the area. | Al Hadath released pictures of the Iranian spyship SAVIZ, which there are reports of it being a…

RT (2021-04-06). Models from scandalous NAKED high-rise photoshoot in Dubai to be deported, authorities say. rt.com More than a dozen models and the organizer of the naked photoshoot that angered the Dubai authorities won't get six-month prison terms after all, as the Muslim emirate has decided to deport them instead. | The investigation into "the recently publicized photo shoot, which contravened UAE law" has been completed, the Dubai Media Office announced in a tweet on Tuesday. | "The individuals involved will be deported from the United Arab Emirates. No further comment shall be made on the matter," it said. | The individuals involved will be deported from the United Arab Emirates. No further comment shall be made on th…

RT (2021-04-06). UK govt loses bid to delay court case brought by hospitality sector over prolonged Covid closure of pubs & restaurants. rt.com A judge has sided with Britain's hospitality sector as the government failed in its effort to delay a High Court challenge to its Covid-19 restrictions, which forbid pubs and restaurants from fully reopening for another 6 weeks. | Mrs Justice Eady ruled on Tuesday that the case needed to be "expedited" in order for the challenge to the government's lockdown exit plan to be heard in time. In February, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out the government's four-step "roadmap" to ease health restrictions, which allows non-essential retailers to reopen on April 12, but obliges indoor hospitality to wait until at…

RT (2021-04-06). Two people injured after shooting in Frederick, Maryland, gunman killed. rt.com Police in Frederick, Maryland, have responded to a shooting. Two victims were injured, and the suspect was shot dead. | Reports of the shooting came in on Tuesday morning, with multiple sites that monitor police radio stating that officers were dispatched to "several scenes." A SWAT team was soon deployed, and the Frederick County Sheriff's Office told Shortly afterwards, Frederick Police confirmed that t…

P. K. Balachandran (2021-04-06). Sri Lankan Regime Comes Under Multiple Pressures — Analysis. eurasiareview.com A variety of issues, domestic and external, economic and political, are crying for attention : | The regime of the Rajapaksa brothers, comprising President Gotabaya, Prime Minister Mahinda and ruling party organizer Basil, is facing multiple problems, domestic and external, economic and political. | Divisions have arisen in the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and also with alliance partners. There is difficulty in kick-starting the economy derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic, mainly due to flaws in the decision making and implementing apparatuses. The external debt repayment issue is looming in…

Staff (2021-04-06). Biden's $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Goes Beyond Bridges & Roads, But Its "Scale Is Inadequate" democracynow.org We speak with economist Darrick Hamilton, founding director of the Institute on Race and Political Economy at The New School, about how U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is calling for a minimum global corporate income tax to help pay for President Joe Biden's proposed $2.25 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan, aimed in part at combating the climate crisis and addressing racial inequities in housing and transportation. The plan includes over $650 billion for roads, bridges, railways and ports; $650 billion to expand broadband, retrofit homes and upgrade water systems and the electrical grid; $400 billion for…

Staff (2021-04-06). Pandemic Profiteers: Hospitals Sued Patients over Medical Debt While Getting Billions in Relief Aid. democracynow.org We look at pandemic profiteering in the medical system as a new report by Kaiser Health News reveals some of the nation's richest hospitals recorded hundreds of millions of dollars in surplus over the past year after accepting federal healthcare bailout grants. This comes as hospitals in New York have sued thousands of patients during the pandemic, and Northwell — which is run by a close ally of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo — has faced intense criticism for practices like billing patients at its Lenox Hill Hospital over $3,000 for COVID tests — more than 30 times the typical cost. "There's a l…

Staff (2021-04-06). New York's "Excluded Workers" Demand First U.S. Fund to Secure Pandemic Aid for Undocumented People. democracynow.org More than a year into the pandemic and the economic crisis it generated, many workers continue to be excluded from receiving any government relief. These excluded workers include undocumented people — many of them in essential services — and people recently released from prison. Hundreds of essential workers across New York are leading marches and hunger strikes to demand lawmakers support a $3.5 billion fund that would be the first of its kind in the United States to provide pandemic relief funding to those excluded from the current system. Governor Andrew Cuomo is now in final negotiations with legi…

Pip Hinman (2021-04-06). Stop the secret trial of Collaery and Witness K. greenleft.org.au Protesters again gathered outside the ACT Supreme Court to protest the secret trial of Bernard Collaery and Witness K, reports Kerry Smith.

Pip Hinman (2021-04-06). Tent city highlights homelessness as 'new pandemic'. greenleft.org.au Homelessness is an emerging humanitarian crisis those who work in the sector told Steve O'Brien.

Pip Hinman (2021-04-06). Incitement charge against refugee rights activist dismissed. greenleft.org.au Chris Slee reports that a judge dismissed a charge of "incitement" against refugee rights activist Chris Breen.

Pip Hinman (2021-04-06). Pressure mounts on Uber to end exploitative business model. greenleft.org.au The rapid growth of the gig economy has swelled the coffers of the international tech giants. Isaac Nellist reports on the growing push to end the exploitative business model which allows individuals to receive little pay while braving dangerous work conditions.

A Guest Author (2021-04-06). A voice from the inside: District Attorney's office past and present. workers.org Jerome Coffey has been wrongly incarcerated for 28 years. He is an exceptional Pro-Se litigator, that is, representing himself in legal actions. He filed and won a lawsuit against the Department of Corrections and a civil suit. In both these cases, he successfully defended himself. His next Post-Conviction Relief Act . . . |

Akram Al-Waara (2021-04-06). Israeli forces kill Palestinian man at West Bank flying checkpoint. middleeasteye.net Israeli forces kill Palestinian man at West Bank flying checkpoint | Osama Mansour, a father of five, was shot and killed after he had been told by soldiers to drive off | Tue, 04/06/2021 – 11: 40 | An Israeli soldier aims his weapon at a Palestinian driver at a flying checkpoint outside the Palestinian city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank on 2 September 2010 (AFP) | Israeli forces shot and…

MEE staff (2021-04-06). Jordan: Read the full conversation between Prince Hamzah and army chief. middleeasteye.net Jordan: Read the full conversation between Prince Hamzah and army chief | Middle East Eye publishes the full transcript of the stormy meeting on Saturday where Jordan's former crown prince was told he was under veritable house arrest | Tue, 04/06/2021 – 10: 56 | Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, left, and Major General Yousef Huneiti, right (AFP) | On Saturday evening, the Jordanian military's chief of staff, Major G…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-06). Israel elections: Netanyahu nominated to form government. middleeasteye.net Israel elections: Netanyahu nominated to form government | President Reuven Rivlin said the incumbent had a 'slightly' higher chance of success in forming a government | Tue, 04/06/2021 – 10: 56 | Benjamin Netanyahu addresses supporters at the Likud party campaign headquarters in Jerusalem after the end of voting in the fourth national election in two years (AFP) | Israel's president has n…

MEE staff (2021-04-06). US denounces Saudi court sentencing of aid worker to 20 years in prison. middleeasteye.net US denounces Saudi court sentencing of aid worker to 20 years in prison | State Department warns 'freedom of expression should never be a punishable offense' after Red Crescent aid worker jailed for allegedly running anonymous social media account | Tue, 04/06/2021 – 15: 36 | Detained aid worker Abdulrahman al-Sadhan has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in addition to a subsequent two-decade travel ban (Co…

MEE staff (2021-04-06). Jordan: Saudi minister flies to Amman with 'message of support' after crackdown. middleeasteye.net Jordan: Saudi minister flies to Amman with 'message of support' after crackdown | Reports have claimed that Riyadh has tried to obtain the release of Saudi-Jordanian citizen Bassem Awadallah, accused of 'undermining the security' of Amman | Tue, 04/06/2021 – 11: 58 | Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, right, meets with his Saudi counterpart Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud, centre, in the capital Amman on 6 Apri…

MEE correspondent (2021-04-06). Yemen: Fishermen find valuable 'whale vomit' and become rich overnight. middleeasteye.net Yemen: Fishermen find valuable 'whale vomit' and become rich overnight | Thanks to a displaced fisherman from Hodeidah, a huge chunk of precious ambergris was found in a sperm whale, bringing wealth to a whole village | Tue, 04/06/2021 – 08: 55 | Yemeni fisherman and the 120kg piece of ambergris they found in a sperm whale (social media) | Life as a fisherman in Yemen has become near-im…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-06). Amid testimony against him in corruption case, Benjamin Netanyahu is asked to form the govt. again. peoplesdispatch.org A day after the corruption trial against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu began, president Reuven Rivlin handed him the mandate to try and form a new government…

Zoe PC (2021-04-05). Rising tensions ahead of second round elections in Ecuador. peoplesdispatch.org The lead up to the second round elections in Ecuador have been marked by misinformation campaigns, a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and fears of manipulation and fraud…

Javier Tolcachier (2021-04-05). Ecuador ante una elección a cara o cruz. globalizacion.ca En la segunda vuelta presidencial que tendrá lugar el próximo 11 de abril, los ecuatorianos enfrentan la disyuntiva entre apostar por un candidato progresista o tener que soportar durante cuatro años un gobierno empresarial, ligado a las finanzas y a…

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2021-04-05). Kiev Leads New Escalation of Violence in Donbass and Crimea. globalresearch.ca Once again, Kiev is leading a new escalation of violence in …

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