Daily Archives: April 7, 2021

2021-04-07: News Headlines

The Socialist Program (2021-04-07). In the News — Biden's Top Priority: Spending for Military Supremacy over Infrastructure. liberationnews.org Brian Becker, Esther Iverem Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss the new U.S. moves to escalate tension with China, the trial of Derek Chauvin, the latest on the Biden administration's infrastructure plan, and more.

Editor2 (2021-04-07). Lenin Moreno Deepens Ecuador's Political Crisis Ahead of Presidential Elections. orinocotribune.com By Alejandra Garcia — Apr 4, 2021 | Ecuador will go to polls on Sunday, April 11, amid new restrictive measures imposed by outgoing President Lenin Moreno to contain the pandemic. Although the country has been mired in a health crisis for months due to the government's mishandling of COVID-19, the ultra-right-wing leader has decreed a 30-day state of emergency in the country's eight main provinces one week before elections. | "Ecuador's democracy is once again in danger," warned leftist Union for Hope Alliance (UNES) candidate Andrés Arauz, who is the favorite to win the second round of presidential election…

_____ (2021-04-07). Reforming An Uprising, But Not The Police. popularresistance.org As the Derek Chauvin trial continues, Minneapolis residents witness the militarization of their city. Fearful of another uprising, terrified lawmakers have erected barricades and razor wire fences around the Government Center, City Hall, and police stations. The fortification is estimated to cost $645,000. Additionally, law enforcement has been using surveillance planes to look for signs of unrest. After backlash from community members, Minneapolis officials dropped their plan to hire social media influencers to share state-sanctioned messaging about the Chauvin trial. | On March 12, 2021 — as the jury sele…

_____ (2021-04-07). Derek Chauvin And The Myth Of The Impartial Juror. popularresistance.org Did you, or someone close to you, participate in any of the demonstrations or marches against police brutality that took place in Minneapolis after George Floyd's death?. . . If you participated, did you carry a sign? What did it say? | These questions were part of the questionnaire given to those summoned to serve as jurors in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd. Provided that judges and attorneys are willing to take these questions up, they could hold the key for beginning more nuanced conversations about race and the criminal legal system. | As is well kno…

Juan Cole (2021-04-07). How to understand Indirect US-Iran Nuclear Talks at Vienna: Iran wants US to get its Knee off Tehran's Neck, Chauvin style, First. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The current signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (Joint Plan of Collective Action or JCPOA) met in Vienna Tuesday with Iran. The United States delegation, led by Robert Malley, met on the sidelines with Deputy Secretary-General European Union Enrique Mora, who engaged in shuttle diplomacy between Iran and the …

Marjorie Cohn (2021-04-07). Calling Chauvin a "Bad Apple" Denies Systemic Nature of Racist Police Violence. orinocotribune.com By Marjorie Cohn — Apr 3, 2021 | As the murder trial of Derek Chauvin for killing George Floyd proceeds, the prosecution will try to portray the defendant as a "bad apple." In his opening statement, prosecutor Jerry Blackwell alerted the jurors that they would hear police officials testify Chauvin used excessive force in violation of departmental policy to apply restraints only as necessary to bring a person under control. However, this argument obfuscates the racist violence inherent in the U.S. system of policing. | The first prosecution witness to testify about Minnesota Police Department (MPD) policies w…

Kenneth Surin (2021-04-07). The UK's Official Report on Racism is a Travesty. counterpunch.org Protests over the killing of George Floyd occurred outside the US. In the UK these protests prompted the government to order an official report on racial inequality. The setting-up of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (CRED, a sardonic appellation worthy of George Orwell's 1984) by Boris "BoJo" Johnson was a version of an age-old strategy, namely, appoint a commission of trusties who can then be guaranteed to deliver a whitewash (even though the 10-person commission had only 1 white member).

_____ (2021-04-07). 'Progressives' In The US Are Openly Supporting Biden's War On Syria. popularresistance.org The Biden administration is doubling down on aggression toward Syria and a small group of progressives is openly supporting US intervention. Clearing the FOG speaks with Max Blumenthal of The Grayzone about who is behind a recent open letter taking leftists to task for opposing the US' foreign policy in Syria, the truth about the US' military presence and economic warfare there and how the corporate media are misleading the public as well as how Syria fits into the Pentagon's global great power conflict strategy. Blumenthal is the author of "The Management of Savagery: How America's National Security State Fueled…

Daniel Taylor (2021-04-07). What is exploitation? mronline.org The word "exploitation" is special for Marxists because it contains a unique insight about the way wealth is produced in class societies. | April 7, 2021 | Newswire…

Maeve Higgins (2021-04-07). Maeve in America: Immigrant Kids Aren't All Right. progressive.org Immigrant children living within the United States face an unfair hurdle in getting government assistance.

orinocotribune (2021-04-07). President Maduro Announced New Economic Measures to Counter COVID-19's Second Wave. orinocotribune.com Tuesday, April 6, President Nicolás Maduro announced new economic measures for the protection of the Venezuelan people in the midst of the fight against COVID-19. From Miraflores Palace, he reported that about 15.1 million cardholders, through the Patria System, will in the coming days receive a special support bonus from the Chavista government to face the pandemic, similar to US stimulus checks. | In this regard, the Head of State also announced the extension, until September, of the prohibition on the collection of credit guarantees, the prohibition on reclassifying credit risk, and the express prohibition of…

orinocotribune (2021-04-07). This is How the Venezuelan Army Dialogues Face-to-Face with those Returning to Apure from Colombia. orinocotribune.com Faced with the media attacks that have generated fear and anxiety in the populations of Apure state, on the border between Venezuela and Colombia, the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) has held people's assemblies with the returnees from El Ripial. The intention is not only to accompany them after what they have experienced after fleeing the violence of Colombian paramilitary groups, but to clarify that the military body is positioned as a guarantor of the comprehensive protection of the inhabitants, and not the other way around. | It should be noted that these groups of displaced people have fled from clash…

Sara Flounders (2021-04-07). Faced with May 1 deadline: The only solution — U.S. out of Afghanistan. workers.org On Feb. 29, 2020, after rounds of negotiations in Doha, Qatar, with the Taliban — the insurgency they have fought for 20 years — the U.S. signed an agreement to withdraw from Afghanistan all U.S. and NATO forces within 14 months — by this May 1. In return the Taliban . . . |

Paul Jay (2021-04-07). "The Most Dangerous Man" Turns 90 — Peter Kuznick on Daniel Ellsberg. theanalysis.news Historian Peter Kuznick looks at the significance of Daniel Ellsberg's fight against America's insane nuclear war strategy, his exposure of the lies of the Viet Nam War, and his continuing fight against the American war machine.

Nick Cunningham (2021-04-07). Indigenous youth rally calls on Biden to cancel Line 3 and Dakota Access Pipelines. nationofchange.org The White House remains silent on both of the pipeline projects, which Indigenous communities say are blatant cases of racism and injustice.

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-04-07). Venezuela Rolls Out Economic Support to Keep Workers Home as COVID-19 Infections Spread. venezuelanalysis.com The measures include a ban on evictions, a special "stay at home" benefit for two million private-sector workers, and a one-time benefit for 15 million people.

_____ (2021-04-07). China Offers To Tutor Planet Following Extreme Poverty Elimination. popularresistance.org Home to nearly one-fifth of the world's population, China's social policies have a dramatic effect on humanity as a whole. Despite a shift toward allowing capitalist markets in the late 1970s, the socialist state has still accounted for nearly three-quarters of global poverty elimination since then. | China's State Council Information Office has published a white paper outlining how the socialist country can teach the rest of the world about how to alleviate poverty. In the last 40 years, China has lifted 770 million people out of poverty, declaring an end to its most extreme forms in November. | Titled "Poverty…

lombardi (2021-04-07). 100 Days of Socialism, with the Green New Deal. dsausa.org Last week, DL began its unfurling of the National Political Education Committee's landmark 100 Days of Socialism, a dynamic alternative to all that chatter about the Biden Administration's "first 100 days." Exploring what the first 100 days of a socialist government might look like, we began with the NPEC's own Sanjiv Gupta and Daphna Thier…

Fight Back (2021-04-07). $20,000 dollars so far in FRSO fundraising campaign. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN — In just a few weeks, the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) Spring Fundraising campaign has netted more than $20,000. FRSO has grown rapidly in this past year and will use the funds to establish a national office. | FRSO members have active in many of the key struggles of working and oppressed peoples during the past year — especially the struggle against police crimes. | Linden Gawboy, an unemployed worker and activist in the fight against police terror in Minnesota is one of those who has contributed their stimulus checks. "This country is at a turning point, and we have to…

Fight Back (2021-04-07). $20,000 dollars so far in FRSO fundraising campaign. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN — In just a few weeks, the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO) Spring Fundraising campaign has netted more than $20,000. FRSO has grown rapidly in this past year and will use the funds to establish a national office. | FRSO members have active in many of the key struggles of working and oppressed peoples during the past year — especially the struggle against police crimes. | Linden Gawboy, an unemployed worker and activist in the fight against police terror in Minnesota is one of those who has contributed their stimulus checks. "This country is at a turning point, and we have to…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-07). Violence and humanitarian crisis intensify in Colombia. peoplesdispatch.org According to the INDEPAZ, as of April 6, 2021, 43 social leaders and 14 ex-combatants of the FARC have been assassinated by illegal armed groups. Additionally, 91 people have been killed in 25 massacres perpetrated this year. The situation of violence has led to the force displacements of around 15,000 people…

_____ (2021-04-07). April 11: Global Day Of Action For Julian Assange. popularresistance.org Assange supporters Candles4Assange have put together an incredibly helpful list of actions planned for Julian Assange on April 11th around the world, to mark 2 years of his unjust imprisonment. The full Twitter thread is here but we've also listed each event by city below.

Jose Manuel Blanco Diaz (2021-04-07). Corpses in Black Bags? More Fake News from Venezuelan Anti-Chavista Healthcare Personnel and Students. orinocotribune.com Groups connected to healthcare personnel from Venezuela's extreme right staged another attempt at fake news this Tuesday, April 6, mounting a demonstration with black bags tied up to appear as human corpses at the Hospital Clínico Universitario in Caracas. | Morbidly presenting the supposed corpses, the anti-Chavista healthcare personnel tried to capitalize on the anxiety of Venezuela's population in the midst of a second COVID-19 wave to rally people against the government, but many considered the objective was not accomplished. | The aforementioned healthcare center is one of those that provides specialized car…

Leonardo Flores (2021-04-07). The Capitol raid and pandemic can help us empathize with Venezuelans. peoplesdispatch.org The people of Venezuela have been living under a stage of siege, and enduring attacks on their sovereignty under successive US administrations. These assaults intensified during the Trump era…

_____ (2021-04-07). Philadelphia May Have Just Revolutionized Evictions. popularresistance.org Philadelphia is on the verge of upending evictions as we know them. | Last Wednesday, the Municipal Court of Philadelphia, which houses landlord-tenant court, released a new order following the extension of the CDC's nationwide eviction moratorium through June. For the next 45 days, landlords are required to apply to PHLRentAssist, the city's rental assistance program, and enroll in the Eviction Diversion Program before filing an eviction for nonpayment. | The order is a game changer. | Before the pandemic, landlords filed 20,000 evictions a year in Philadelphia's landlord-tenant court. That's despite the devasta…

Jomo Kwame Sundaram (2021-04-07). IMF, World Bank must support developing countries' recovery. mronline.org The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take an unprecedented human and economic toll, wiping away years of modest and uneven progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). | April 7, 2021 | Newswire…

Eleanor Goldfield (2021-04-07). Moth-Eaten Eviction Moratorium Leaves Hundreds of Thousands Without a Roof. mintpressnews.com During the pandemic, landlords have filed for 284,490 evictions — and that's just in five states and 27 cities. But how could this be? After all, a moratorium shouldn't allow for hundreds of thousands of households to fall through the cracks.

Gita Gopinath* (2021-04-07). Managing Divergent Recoveries — Analysis. eurasiareview.com It is one year into the COVID-19 pandemic and the global community still confronts extreme social and economic strain as the human toll rises and millions remain unemployed. Yet, even with high uncertainty about the path of the pandemic, a way out of this health and economic crisis is increasingly visible. | Thanks to the ingenuity of the scientific community hundreds of millions of people are being vaccinated and this is expected to power recoveries in many countries later this year. Economies also continue to adapt to new ways of working despite reduced mobility, leading to a stronger-than-anticipated reboun…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-07). How Can Remote Workers Best Manage Work-Home Conflict? eurasiareview.com What are the secrets to maintaining a productive home office? Run a white-noise machine to mask household clatter, make sure your noisy neighbors know your work schedule, and resist the temptation to check work-related technology after logging off at the end of the workday. These are some of the tips that Timothy D. Golden, a professor in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has gleaned through more than two decades of research. | More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of remote workers are still struggling to find an efficient work-life balance. In an article rece…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-07). One In Ten Have Long-Term Effects 8 Months Following Mild COVID-19. eurasiareview.com Eight months after mild COVID-19, one in ten people still has at least one moderate to severe symptom that is perceived as having a negative impact on their work, social or home life. The most common long-term symptoms are a loss of smell and taste and fatigue. This is according to a study published in the journal JAMA, conducted by researchers at Danderyd Hospital and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. | Since spring 2020, researchers at Danderyd Hospital and Karolinska Institutet have conducted the so-called COMMUNITY study, with the main purpose of examining immunity after COVID-19. In the first phase of the…

Brasil de Fato (2021-04-07). Brazil breaks record with 4,195 deaths from COVID-19 in 24 hours. peoplesdispatch.org As Brazil breaks records with numbers of deaths and confirmed cases, a study done by PoderData reveals that significant sectors of Brazilian society believe that Bolsonaro is responsible for the health crisis…

Bill Sardi (2021-04-07). Dr. Ryan Cole Blows the Whole COVID-19 Propaganda Away. globalresearch.ca Dr. Ryan Cole is the CEO and Medical Director of Cole …

Helen Hamilton (2021-04-07). A post-COVID-19 recovery will not be possible if water, sanitation & hygiene are not high on the agenda. nationofchange.org The global economy and a concerted effort, coordination and imagination is needed to enable not only a worldwide recovery, but also to ensure that the world's poorest people are not left behind.

Philippe Marlière (2021-04-07). With COVID Cases Soaring in France, Macron can No Longer be in Denial. counterpunch.org France is in a "race against time" against Covid-19, Emmanuel Macron declared in a television broadcast this week. In an attempt to curb France's soaring Covid case numbers, Macron has imposed a national lockdown, extending to the entire country measures that were already in place in 19 départements. Although Macron insisted that France had not lost control, he admitted that "we cannot be in denial either".

Barbara Curson (2021-04-07). South Africa: Use of Ivermectin for COVID-19 Made an Order of Court. globalresearch.ca Tuesday (April 6) saw the Pretoria High Court hand down the …

Megan Redshaw (2021-04-07). 246 Vaccinated Michigan Residents Diagnosed with COVID, 3 Dead, State Health Dept. Confirms. globalresearch.ca As many as 246 Michigan residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19 were …

CNA (2021-04-07). Spain: Kiko Argàºello Discharged From Hospital To Recover From COVID At Home. eurasiareview.com Kiko Argàºello, 82, who co-founded the Neocatechumenal Way, was discharged from the hospital Tuesday and will continue to recover from COVID-19 at home. | "Kiko has been discharged from hospital and will continue to recover at home. We will inform you in a few days on the state of his health; for the time being we are suspending the daily bulletins. We continue to pray for his complete recovery," said Fr. Mario Pezzi and Ascensión Romero in an April 6 statement from the International Team of the Neocatechumenal Way. | "Along with the good news about Kiko's health, the explosion of joy from the Easter Vigi…

Evaggelos Vallianatos (2021-04-07). The Climate Elephant in the Atmosphere (and in the Room). counterpunch.org Climate is a complex biological and chemical interaction between the Earth and the Sun. The Earth is the only star, which is the only live planet in the known universe. It keeps a safe distance from the fiery Sun, so that life is its distinguishing characteristic. The Sun bathes the Earth with life-giving light and energy.

George Ochenski (2021-04-07). Take It From Boehner, Republicans are Proving They Can't Govern. counterpunch.org In his soon-to-be-released book "On the House," former Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner wrote this rather astounding statement regarding the 2010 elections: "You could be a total moron and get elected just by having an R next to your name — and that year, by the way, we did pick up a fair

Dean Baker (2021-04-07). The March Jobs Report and the State of the Recovery. counterpunch.org I can remember few jobs reports that were as unambiguously positive as the data released last Friday. Just about everything in the report was moving in the right direction, and for the most part, at a rapid pace. Most obviously, the economy created 914,000 jobs in March. In addition, the January and February numbers were

Bryan Ellis (2021-04-07). Activists protest phosphate mining and treatment of jail inmates near Piney Point disaster in Manatee. liberationnews.org On Tuesday, activists in Manatee County gathered at the intersection of Moccasin Wallow Road and US 41 to demand the evacuation of Manatee County Jail during the Piney Point environmental disaster.

Chris Orlet (2021-04-07). Another Win for Health Insurers, a Big Loss for this Patient. counterpunch.org I have suffered from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder for 27 years. In the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale Scale, I score in the "severe OCD" category. For 27 years I have seen one psychiatrist and therapist after another. I have been prescribed every kind of psychiatric medication imaginable, everything from Anafrinil to Zoloft. Nothing has worked. My OCD has cost me jobs and threatened my marriage and contributed to my divorce.

Arab News (2021-04-07). French Trade Minister Says Companies Committed To Increase, Diversify Investments In Saudi Arabia — Interview. eurasiareview.com By Noor Nugali | With direct investment amounting to more than ‚Ǩ3.7 billion ($4.37 billion), France is one of the largest investors in Saudi Arabia. Projects relating to the Vision 2030 program to diversify the Saudi economy offer yet more opportunities for strengthening the bilateral partnership. France is keen to share its expertise in such fields as energy, water, transport, new technology, and aerospace. | For Saudi investors, France's innovation ecosystem and location make it an ideal gateway for trade with the EU. Franck Riester, French minister delegate for foreign trade and economic…

East Asia Forum (2021-04-07). What Carbon Neutrality Means For Future Of Coal In China — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Wei Li and Lei Zhang* | When President Xi Jinping committed China to achieving

Mark Gruenberg (2021-04-07). Biden announces huge infrastructure plan to 'win the future'. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—When you hear the word "infrastructure," what do you think of? Highways, bridges, railroads, airports, subways, water pipes, sewers, bus lines and so on. All big projects and all built in past decades by male workers, many of them unionists. President Joe Biden says isn't thinking like that. His $2 trillion American Jobs Plan isn't …

Eds. (2021-04-07). BAR Book Forum: Catie Coe's Book, "The New American Servitude" mronline.org Senior care puts care workers into racialized, gendered, and age hierarchies, making it difficult for them to achieve social and economic mobility. | April 7, 2021 | Newswire…

Sameena Rahman (2021-04-07). Georgia: Democracy for who? liberationnews.org A sweeping attack on voting rights, SB 202, signed into law by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp last week, is causing outrage across the country.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-07). A Quick Morning Reflection Could Make You A Better Leader, Even If You're Not The Boss. eurasiareview.com Starting your day by thinking about what kind of leader you want to be can make you more effective at work, a new study finds. | "It's as simple as taking a few moments in the morning while you're drinking your coffee to reflect on who you want to be as a leader," said Remy Jennings, a doctoral student in the University of Florida's Warrington College of Business, who authored the study in the journal Personnel Psychology with UF management professor Klodiana Lanaj. | When study participants took that step, they were more likely to report helping co-workers and providing strategic vision than on days they didn…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-07). Houston Flooding Polluted Reefs More Than 100 Miles Offshore. eurasiareview.com Runoff from Houston's 2016 Tax Day flood and 2017's Hurricane Harvey flood carried human waste onto coral reefs more than 100 miles offshore in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, according to a Rice University study. | "We were pretty shocked," said marine biologist Adrienne Correa, co-author of the study in Frontiers in Marine Science. "One thing we always thought the Flower Garden Banks were safe from was terrestrial runoff and nutrient pollution. It's a jolt to realize that in these extreme events, it's not just the salt marsh or the seagrass that we need to worry about. Offshore ecosystems…

MISES (2021-04-07). Biden And Yellen Are Pushing A Global Minimum Tax Rate: The EU Is Very Pleased — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Ryan McMaken* | It has long been a dream of central planners and interventionists to set a global, uniform tax rates for all regimes. These globalists know that so long as sovereign states have the ability to freely set their own tax rates, some regimes are tempted to engage in "tax competition" in order to attract capital. When this happens "tax havens" which allows companies and individuals to "shop around" in terms of where to put their productive wealth. | The antidote to this "problem," we are told, is so-called tax harmonization. Under tax harmonization schemes, all governments are forced to impose a…

East Asia Forum (2021-04-07). Realistic Ambitions For US Alliance System In Asia — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Kori Schake* | US allies in Asia have many and often conflicting desires. They want the commercial freedom to benefit from Chinese investment, markets and supply chains without unwelcome Chinese influence. They want protection from military intimidation or attack by China without going to war or interrupting commerce. | They want US domestic politics to stop at the water's edge, even as their own domestic politics require complicated detours. They want Washington to commit to them, but do not want to choose between Washington and Beijing. They want US involvement — but not too much. Often, they are di…

Observer Research Foundation (2021-04-07). A Damning Revelation Of How Beijing Weaponizes Aid — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Harsh V. Pant | Despite being one of the world's most formidable powers, China and its policies remain a mystery. Even nations that consider themselves close partners of Beijing hardly know much about the way its policies are formulated and their impact. Even Chinese behaviour appears shrouded in mystery, complicating its already complex relationship with the world. This lack of transparency means that often the world is left to deduce motives without any real data. As a consequence, diametrically opposite assertions are often made, depending on the vantage point of the country in question. | In recent year…

World Nuclear News (2021-04-07). UAE's First Nuclear Unit Starts Commercial Operation. eurasiareview.com Barakah unit 1 entered commercial operation Tuesday, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced. The unit, which is operated by Nawah Energy Company, has been the single largest electricity generator in the UAE since reaching 100% power in early December. ENEC said the 1400-megawatt unit, which is in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, is now providing "constant, reliable and sustainable electricity around the clock". As a result, ENEC says it is "now leading the largest decarbonisation effort of any industry in the UAE to date". | The start of commercial operation followed a period of extensi…

UCAN (2021-04-07). India: Church Leader Seeks Dialogue After Maoists Kill 22 Soldiers. eurasiareview.com By Saji Thomas | A Catholic leader in India has called for dialogue after outlawed Maoist rebels killed 22 security personnel in Chhattisgarh state. | Church officials said a Christian was among those killed in the four-hour gun battle on April 3, the deadliest attack in four years in the eastern state. It also left at least 30 soldiers injured. | The government has not immediately shared the details of the dead with the media. | "I am sad that our security personnel are killed in their call to duty. We condemn all forms of violence. This cannot be justified in the name of anything," said Archbishop Victor Hen…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-07). Hubble Spots Double Quasars In Merging Galaxies. eurasiareview.com NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is "seeing double." Peering back 10 billion years into the universe's past, Hubble astronomers found a pair of quasars that are so close to each other they look like a single object in ground-based telescopic photos, but not in Hubble's crisp view. | The researchers believe the quasars are very close to each other because they reside in the cores of two merging galaxies. The team went on to win the "daily double" by finding yet another quasar pair in another colliding galaxy duo. | A quasar is a brilliant beacon of intense light from the center of a distant galaxy that can outshin…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-04-07). Biden announces huge infrastructure plan to 'win the future'. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—When you hear the word "infrastructure," what do you think of? Highways, bridges, railroads, airports, subways, water pipes, sewers, bus lines, and so on. All big projects and all built in past decades by male workers, many of them unionists. President Joe Biden says isn't thinking like that. His $2 trillion American Jobs Plan isn't …

Staff (2021-04-07). 400,000 children could die if Yemen blockade isn't ended. therealnews.com The U.S.-backed, Saudi-led war on Yemen has entered its seventh year. Jaisal Noor speaks to Iman Saleh, who has been on a hunger strike since March 29 to highlight U.S. complicity in the conflict.

John C. Goodman (2021-04-07). How Did The Cancel Culture Become Dominant So Quickly? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By cancel culture, I mean the idea that people have rights and responsibilities and obligations and entitlements based on their skin color or their ethnic origin. A person's identity is defined by the group they belong to. There are no individual rights. There are only group rights. | The cancel culture rejects the political view encapsulated in the Declaration of Independence. In particular, it rejects the idea that people have a right to pursue their own happiness. It also rejects the idea of basic rights guaranteed in the Constitution, including freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of assembly…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-07). New Study Ties Solar Variability To Onset Of Decadal La Nina Events. eurasiareview.com A new study shows a correlation between the end of solar cycles and a switch from El Nino to La Nina conditions in the Pacific Ocean, suggesting that solar variability can drive seasonal weather variability on Earth. | If the connection outlined in the journal Earth and Space Science holds up, it could significantly improve the predictability of the largest El Nino and La Nina events, which have a number of seasonal climate effects over land. For example, the southern United States tends to be warmer and drier during a La Nina, while the northern U.S. tends to be colder and wetter. | "Energy from the Sun is th…

Joe Piette (2021-04-07). Philadelphia: Protect Squirrel Hill from gentrification. workers.org Protesters dressed as squirrels gather after rally against gentrification of Squirrel Hill neighborhood. Protect Squirrel Hill, a coalition of neighbors in the Squirrel Hill area of West Philadelphia, rallied April 3 against a proposed luxury apartment building. About 75 people took part in the event, held four days before a . . . |

Lorraine Liriano Chávez (2021-04-07). Puerto Rico: The water route is a lifeline for the people of Vieques, Culebra. workers.org On April 2 while Catholics worldwide observed Good Friday, the people of Culebra and Vieques Islands took to the streets to protest the malfunctioning maritime transportation system. Their outcry for justice echoed with the chants: "We want transportation with dignity and efficiency," "The waterway is our road — it is . . . |

Observer Research Foundation (2021-04-07). Mozambique's Insurgency And India's Interest — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Abhishek Mishra | The Mozambique Channel, a waterway between Madagascar and East Africa and a key global shipping route that carries What began as a local re…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-07). Speedbumps Protect One Of Africa's Rarest Primates. eurasiareview.com A new study revealed that a drastic reduction of deaths of one of Africa's rarest primates, the Zanzibar red colobus (Piliocolobus kirkii), followed the installation of four speedbumps along a stretch of road where the species frequently crossed. | Zanzibar red colobus are found only in the Zanzibar archipelago and classified as Endangered by the IUCN Red List. Reliant on Unguja Island's forests for their survival, around half of the species population is found in Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park. | In the study, published in Oryx – The International Journal of Conservation, primatologists from Bangor Universit…

Tomdispatch (2021-04-07). Has the Far Right infiltrated the US Armed Forces? juancole.com By Nan Levinson | — ( Tomdispatch.com ) — It was around noon and I was texting a friend about who-knows-what when I added, almost as an afterthought: "tho they seem to be invading the Capitol at the mo." I wasn't faintly as blasé as that may sound on January 6th, especially when it became …

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-04-07). Good Friday Swords into Plowshares participants call for abolition of all nuclear weapons. peoplesworld.org LIVERMORE, Calif. — Nuclear disarmament activists in the San Francisco Bay Area gathered virtually on April 2 to honor a nearly four-decades-long tradition, the Good Friday Swords into Plowshares Worship and Witness at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, one of the two sites where every nuclear warhead and bomb in the U.S. arsenal is designed. This …

RFE RL (2021-04-07). The Guns Of April: Six Questions About The Russia-Ukraine Situation — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Mike Eckel* | ( The Kerch Strait Bridge to the occupied Crimean Peninsula shut down briefly, apparently for a major shipment of weaponry. | An uptick in shelling along the line of control separating Ukrainian forces from Russia-backed fighters in eastern Ukraine. Ominous rhetoric on Russian state TV. | Is the Ukrainian-Russian "cold war" abou…

Fra Hughes (2021-04-07). Two Words Courage and Resilience here are Another two Words Fiona and Niamh. orinocotribune.com By Fra Hughes — Mar 29, 2021 | Two words Courage and Resilience Here are another two words Fiona and Niamh. | Sunday, March 28 2021 was week forty in Fiona Donohoe's search for truth and justice into the disappearance and death of her beloved son Noah.On Sunday, June 21 2020. | The longest day of the year was transformed into her longest nightmare. The dark night of the soul when Fiona lost her only child. | Noah was just fourteen and attending St Malachy's grammar school on the Antrim Road Belfast. | No parent ever wants to lose a child. Regardless of their age, circumstances and passing. | It is a tragedy…

Monica Moorehead (2021-04-07). Baseball's All-Star Game removed from Atlanta due to repressive voting law. workers.org Major League Baseball announced April 2 that its annual All-Star Game, scheduled for July 13, would be moved from Atlanta to an out-of-state site to protest a blatant new attack on the right to vote in Georgia. Related events would also be moved. Georgia protest in 2020. A similar stance . . . |

IFIMES (2021-04-07). Suez Canal Incident: Lessons Learned For Geopolitics Of Critical Infrastructures — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By General (Rtd) Corneliu Pivariu* | The maritime/river transports represent the most important segment of the world total transports as they cover, according to latest data, 89.6% in volume terms and 70.1% in value terms of the global total. Moreover, they have the advantage of not only being cheaper but also of being less polluting per freight tonne as compared to all the other transport modalities. | Within this business, an important role is played by the mandatory passage points represented (from east to west) by: the Strait of Malacca, the Strait of Hormuz, the Bab-el-Mandeb, the Suez Canal, Bosporus, Gi…

Special to People's World (2021-04-07). LIVE from Philly this Friday: Celebrating Paul Robeson, The Great Forerunner. peoplesworld.org PHILADELPHIA—April 9th is always a special day at 4951 Walnut Street in Philly. It's the date of Paul Robeson's birthday, an occasion for remembrance and joy. It's a time when people come together at the Paul Robeson House & Museum to celebrate the legacy of the multi-hyphenate renaissance man and global humanitarian. In 2021, the …

Eurasia Review (2021-04-07). Alien Raindrops Surprisingly Like Rain On Earth. eurasiareview.com Raindrops on other planets and moons are close to the size of raindrops on Earth despite having different chemical compositions and falling through vastly different atmospheres, a new study finds. The results suggest raindrops falling from clouds are surprisingly similar across a wide range of planetary conditions, which could help scientists better understand the climates and precipitation cycles of other worlds, according to the researchers. | Raindrops on Earth are made of water, but other worlds in our solar system have precipitation made of more unusual stuff. On Venus, it rains sulfuric acid; on Jupiter,…

Arab News (2021-04-07). The Greenhouse Gases We Ignore At Our Peril — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Ranvir S. Nayar* | Over recent decades, as awareness of global warming and climate change has spread across the globe, the focus has fallen on carbon dioxide, which has been identified as the villain of the piece. There is no denying that carbon dioxide is extremely harmful to the global climate and is responsible, in large part, for the warming of the planet since the start of the Industrial Revolution three centuries ago. | But carbon dioxide has become an easy target for both climate activists and businesses for several reasons. First is that it is a high-visibility gas, as it is released as a result of…

Tasnim News Agency (2021-04-07). Iran Calls For Sustainable Cooperation With Kazakhstan. eurasiareview.com Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed the need to find ways for lasting cooperation with Kazakhstan, which he described as a friendly Caspian Sea neighbor. | In a meeting with President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, held in Nur-Sultan on Wednesday, the Iranian foreign minister called for efforts to find ways for sustainable cooperation with Kazakhstan in order to maintain and enhance the bilateral relations. | Describing Kazakhstan as a friendly neighbor of Iran in the Caspian Sea region, Zarif highlighted the importance of closeness of the views of the two states on regional and intern…

James M. Dorsey (2021-04-07). Jordan Is Where Domestic And Regional Fissures Collide — Analysis. eurasiareview.com 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 that echo multiple Middle Eastern fault lines. | Differences over socio-economic policies, governance, and last year's normalization of relations between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and three other Arab states as well as leadership of the Muslim world were laid glaringly bare by a security crackdown that targeted not only Prince Hamzah, a popular, modest, and pious 41-year-old half-brother of K…

Liz Theoharis (2021-04-07). Living in a Country Haunted by Death. counterpunch.org Fifty-four years ago, standing at the pulpit of Riverside Church in New York City, Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his now-famous "Beyond Vietnam" sermon. For the first time in public, he expressed in vehement terms his opposition to the American war in Vietnam. He saw clearly that a foreign policy defined by aggression hurt the

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-04-07). Good Friday Swords into Plowshares participants call for abolition of all nuclear weapons. peoplesworld.org LIVERMORE, Calif.—Nuclear disarmament activists in the San Francisco Bay Area gathered virtually on April 2 to honor a nearly four-decades-long tradition, the Good Friday Swords into Plowshares Worship and Witness at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, one of the two sites where every nuclear warhead and bomb in the U.S. arsenal is designed. This year the …

Eurasia Review (2021-04-07). Human Activities Sound An Alarm For Sea Life. eurasiareview.com Humans have altered the ocean soundscape by drowning out natural noises relied upon by many marine animals, from shrimp to sharks. | Sound travels fast and far in water, and sea creatures use sound to communicate, navigate, hunt, hide and mate. Since the industrial revolution, humans have introduced their own underwater cacophony from shipping vessels, seismic surveys searching for oil and gas, sonar mapping of the ocean floor, coastal construction and wind farms. Global warming could further alter the ocean soundscape as the melting Arctic opens up more shipping routes and wind and rainfall patterns change.

VOA (2021-04-07). US, Iran See Indirect Nuclear Talks As Constructive. eurasiareview.com U.S. and Iranian officials are calling talks in Vienna productive as the two sides and the other signatories of a 2015 agreement on Iran's nuclear program work to revive the deal. | U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said there is no expectation of direct negotiations for now, but that the United States is "open to them because we are open to diplomacy." | He said the meetings in Vienna are a "potentially useful step as we seek to determine what it is that the Iranians are prepared to do to return to compliance" with the agreement, which limited Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

samidoun (2021-04-07). Take action: Support the #HungerStrike4Yemen — stop U.S. support for the Saudi blockade of Yemen #YemenCantWait. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network is honored to join and endorse the hunger strikers and the Yemeni Liberation Movement on the 10th day of their strike to demand the US end ALL support to the Saudi-led blockade on Yemen. The blockade, now in its fourth month, has prevented all fuel and food from entering the country, leading to mass starvation, electricity shortages, and death. All this while the Yemeni people have endured six years of onslaught from the Saudi-led coalition: The people of Yemen are being starved due to a war tactics blockade that has been imposed by Saudi-led, US-supported forces.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-07). Indra To Transform Metro De Madrid Passengers' Experience With Innovative Technology For 'Estación 4.0' Project. eurasiareview.com Indra, one of the leading global technology and consulting companies, has developed, after being awarded a public tender, the first innovative and attractive ticketing system prototypes, designed in collaboration with Metro de Madrid for Estación 4.0, the Stations Technological Center that Metro is creating as a testing ground for the new, digitized and innovative transportation environment. | According to the company, the new automatic ticket vending machines and access control systems, based on Indra's Mova Collect line of solutions, will bring a new travel experience to users, who will be able to obtain inf…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-07). Ukrainian president headed to war zone as U.S., allies push NATO membership. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukrainian president headed to war zone as U.S., allies push NATO membershipRick Rozoff The pro-government press in Ukraine has announced that President Volodymyr is to go to the Donbass conflict zone tomorrow, April 8. That means that within hours he will arrive in what is at the moment the world's most dangerous hotspot, fraught as …

Uriel Araujo (2021-04-07). India to Continue Buying Russian Weapons Despite US Sanction Threats. asia-pacificresearch.com

David Hearst (2021-04-07). Jordan: Why King Abdullah's Troubles Are Not Over. globalresearch.ca The real message that Prince Hamzah, who

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-07). Iranian vessel attacked in Red Sea as nuclear deal revival talks begin. peoplesdispatch.org The attack on the Saviz took place on the same day as the meeting of the joint commission of the signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to work out ways to revive the deal…

Amber Hikes (2021-04-07). The Promise of Systemic Equality Starts at Home. aclu.org For more than a century, the ACLU has been on the frontlines advancing civil liberties and civil rights. This has meant not only defending rights for all but taking bold positions in order to help America live up to her own ideals — a reality that is better than where we are, and one that is never finished. For over 100 years, this aspiration of a more perfect union has been our story. | Today, we are focused on a new chapter of that story: one where we've turned our attention inward to our own culture and systems to evolve as an organization that is reflecting internally the ambitions we have set extern…

Alliance for Human Research Protection (2021-04-07). The Significance of the Nuremberg Code: The Universal Right of Informed Consent to Medical Interventions. globalresearch.ca The universal right of Informed Consent to medical interventions has been …

_____ (2021-04-07). 55 Corporations Paid $0 In Federal Taxes On 2020 Profits. popularresistance.org At least 55 of the largest corporations in America paid no federal corporate income taxes in their most recent fiscal year despite enjoying substantial pretax profits in the United States. This continues a decades-long trend of corporate tax avoidance by the biggest U.S. corporations, and it appears to be the product of long-standing tax breaks preserved or expanded by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) as well as the CARES Act tax breaks enacted in the spring of 2020. | The tax-avoiding companies represent various industries and collectively enjoyed almost $40.5 billion in U.S. pretax income in 2020, accordin…

Tom Clifford (2021-04-07). Why Did John Le Carré Become an Irish Citizen? globalresearch.ca Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Irishman. A plot twist that might have been …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-07). Slovenian Left intensifies campaign against changes to Water Act. peoplesdispatch.org Slovenian left party Levica and other progressive environmental groups in the country, such as the Eco Circle Society, Civil Initiative TODAY, Young people for climate justice and the Balkan River Defence, have intensified their campaign against recent amendments to the Water Act. Several campaign points were opened in capital Ljubljana till Monday, April 5 to collect signatures for a referendum against dilution of the Water Act. The Slovenian parliament had passed the amendments on March 31 with 44 votes in favor and 38 against. | According to reports, the amendments dilute restrictions on constructing buildings…

orinocotribune (2021-04-07). Venezuela More than Willing to Dialogue with Colombia's Chancellor Claudia Bloom — Requests to Mexico, UN and CELAC to Open Communication Channels. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, April 6, Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza said that he was willing to meet with the Colombian Foreign Minister, Claudia Blum. He intimated that if she wants to "talk to me, make a call and if you want, we'll meet wherever you want, to ensure peace and tranquility to both our peoples. We will continue to be committed to peace," said the Venezuelan Foreign Minister during a press conference. | In his statements, Arreaza stated that Colombia is a failed state, after referring to the armed conflict in Apure. Venezuelan authorities have denounced how Colombian narco paramilitary gangs en…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-07). Workers of South African Airways' subsidiaries await months of wages. peoplesdispatch.org While the employees of Airchefs have not received their salaries since October, those working with SAA Technical have received only part of their salaries for nearly a year and none for March. NUMSA has taken up their case with the authorities…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-07). US activists on hunger strike demand end to Yemen blockade. peoplesdispatch.org Six activists launched a strike on March 29 in Washington DC, demanding an end to the US-supported blockade of Yemen led by Saudi Arabia. A National Day of Fasting will also be observed on Thursday…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-07). Wars to join NATO: Major Russian daily confirms Ukraine-Georgia parallel. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Wars to join NATO: Major Russian daily confirms Ukraine-Georgia parallel TASSApril 7, 2021 Kommersant: Ukraine seeking NATO membership, tries to drag alliance into Donbass quagmire See: Ukraine, Georgia offer control of the Black Sea in exchange for NATO membershipPreconditions for joining NATO include the absence of unresolved territorial disputes and of foreign military presence within …

_____ (2021-04-07). Israel Attacks Iranian Command Ship In Red Sea. popularresistance.org An Iranian command ship stationed in the Red Sea was damaged in an Israeli mine attack on Tuesday, a US official has told the New York Times (NYT). | The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: "The Israelis had notified the United States that its forces had struck the vessel at about 7.30am local time." | The official said the ship was damaged below the water line and that Israel had called the attack a retaliation for earlier Iranian strikes on Israeli vessels. | Iran's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that the vessel, the Saviz, had been targeted in the Red Sea, a day after media reports that th…

Andrew Emett (2021-04-07). Video shows police officer fatally shooting homeless man. nationofchange.org "The video and witness accounts show this was a cold murder. Wilson never had a chance."

Editor2 (2021-04-07). Dollar Weight Could Halve if China Enacts New Forex Policies: Economist. orinocotribune.com A leading international economist believes the US dollar would lose nearly a half of its weight as the dominant international currency once China implements a new exchange rate system in which the price of its yuan is determined by fluctuations in inflation and not the value of major currencies like the greenback. | In a commentary published on the website of the Guardian newspaper on Friday, Kenneth Rogoff said China's planned changes in its forex system would deal a major blow to the hegemony of the dollar as the anchor currency of global economy. | Rogoff, a Harvard University professor and former chief econom…

Keith Harmon Snow (2021-04-07). Hotel Rwanda' Hero Kidnapped: Another Victim of Rwanda's Grinding Machine. globalresearch.ca It is the 6th of April again and the western establishment's …

orinocotribune (2021-04-07). Venezuela More than Willing to Dialogue with Colombia's Chancellor Claudia Bloom — Requests Mexico, UN and CELAC to Open Communication Channels. orinocotribune.com This Tuesday, April 6, Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza said that he was willing to meet with the Colombian Foreign Minister, Claudia Blum. He intimated that if she wants to "talk to me, make a call and if you want, we'll meet wherever you want, to ensure peace and tranquility to both our peoples. We will continue to be committed to peace," said the Venezuelan Foreign Minister during a press conference. | In his statements, Arreaza stated that Colombia is a failed state, after referring to the armed conflict in Apure. Venezuelan authorities have denounced how Colombian narco paramilitary gangs en…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-07). Baltic: "NATO Allies and partners from across the globe" prepare for "real-world fight" with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Baltic: "NATO Allies and partners from across the globe" prepare for "real-world fight" with RussiaRick Rozoff As the U.S-led DefenderEurope 2021 war games continue in twelve European nations into June, NATO has recently concluded both naval and ground war exercises in the Baltic states. The DefenderEurope 2021 exercises include estimates of as many as 37,000 …

Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (2021-04-07). Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity on Avoiding War in Ukraine. globalresearch.ca MEMORANDUM FOR: The President | FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)…

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-04-07). Masks Are a Ticking Time Bomb. globalresearch.ca The planet may be facing a new plastic crisis, similar to …

_____ (2021-04-07). Veteran Intelligence Professionals For Sanity On Avoiding War In Ukraine. popularresistance.org Above photo: Foreign policy. Dear President Biden, We last communicated with you on December 20, 2020, when you were President-elect. At that time, we alerted you to the dangers inherent in formulating a policy toward Russia built on a foundation of Russia-bashing. While we continue to support the analysis contained in that memorandum, this new memo serves …

Editor2 (2021-04-07). What Must a Young Communist be. orinocotribune.com By Ernesto Guevara — Apr 5, 2021 | On the occasion of the April 4 anniversary of the Young Communists League, Granma presents excerpts from a speech delivered by Ernest Che Guevara, October 20, 1962, during a commemoration of the integration of Cuba's revolutionary youth organizations | The Young Communist League must define itself with a single word: vanguard. You, comrades, must be the vanguard of all movements. The first to be ready to make the sacrifices that the Revolution demands, whatever the nature of these sacrifices. The first in work. The first in study. The first in the defense of the country…

Seiji Yamada, Arcelita Imasa, Mary Ochs (2021-04-07). Stop Using Our Tax Dollars for Human Rights Abuses: Pass the Philippines Human Right Act. counterpunch.org While the deadline for filing Federal income taxes has been postponed to May 17, the traditional deadline (April 15) is an appropriate time for U.S. taxpayers to reflect on what our tax dollars fund. A significant portion of our taxes funds human rights abuses in the Philippines. Since 2016, the year when Rodrigo Duterte was

Cathy Wursterbarth (2021-04-07). Biden Must Take Action on PFAS. progressive.org The widespread presence of forever chemicals is a national crisis that demands action at the federal level.

Carolyn Hendler (2021-04-07). Government in Israel Sharing Personal Information on Unvaccinated People. globalresearch.ca A new law in Israel will allow the government to share …

Audrey Farley (2021-04-07). How America's 'Bootstraps' Myth Hurts Farmers — And All of Us. progressive.org When Black farmers received aid from the last stimulus package, it drew the ire of conservatives like Lindsey Graham, who cast them as less deserving than whites.

Philip A Farruggio (2021-04-07). Saving Our Economy. globalresearch.ca After seeing what some Democrats in Congress wish to adopt by …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-07). The WHO Confirms that the Covid-19 PCR Test is Flawed: Estimates of "Positive Cases" are Meaningless. The Lockdown Has No Scientific Basis. globalresearch.ca One year later the WHO retracts. They don't say "We Made a Mistake". It's carefully formulated. While they do not officially deny the validity of their misleading January 2020 guidelines, they recommend RT-PCR "Re-testing" (which everybody knows is an impossibility).

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-07). The Future of Australian Universities. counterpunch.org When Nobel Laureates open their mouths in despair and anger, their observations tend to be worth noting. Immunologist Professor Peter Doherty was willingly doing so last week, and found himself indignant at the merciless cuts to courses and subjects in Australian universities. He was particularly worried about what was happening at the University of Melbourne,

Gary Leupp (2021-04-07). Biden to Ukraine: "Unwavering Support for Euro-Atlantic Aspirations" counterpunch.org Last Friday Joe Biden had his first call with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky Friday. Afterward, Zelensky stated, "We discussed the situation in Donbas in detail. President Biden assured me that Ukraine will never be left alone against Russia's aggression." In the White House readout of the call, Biden "affirmed the United States' unwavering support for

John Winstead (2021-04-07). Ukraine in NATO? U.S.-led military alliance considers explosive move. liberationnews.org Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky yesterday called on the NATO military alliance to speed up its membership application process…

South Front (2021-04-07). Video: Kiev's Forces Are Primed for Attack if They Can Overcome Their Own Minefields. globalresearch.ca Open and wide-scale hostilities appear unavoidable in Eastern Ukraine. | Kiev is …

South Front (2021-04-07). Video: Mozambique's Cabo Delgado Has Been Plagued by ISIS for Years. globalresearch.ca In recent months, and ramping up in recent weeks especially, attacks …

Eurasia Review (2021-04-07). Cambodia: 'Stop Covid-19' System Raises Privacy Concerns. eurasiareview.com The Cambodian government's "Stop Covid-19" QR Code system raises serious privacy and other human rights concerns, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should use less-rights-intrusive measures to contain and prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. | On February 20, 2021, Cambodia's Ministry of Post and Telecommunications and Ministry of Health initiated a QR Code system that aims to assist with contact tracing of new Covid-19 cases, which have recently increased. The ministries should publicly explain how the data collected through the QR Code system is used, who has access to the data and for what…

Anand Naidoo (2021-04-07). The Heat: China's white paper on poverty alleviation. america.cgtn.com China releases a new report to share its experience eliminating extreme poverty.

Daisy Nguyen, Olga R. Rodriguez (2021-04-07). Avanza la vacunación de trabajadores agrícolas en California. peoplesworld.org SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — La batalla por contener la devastación causada por el coronavirus en el centro de California llega a la frontera con México, donde a los trabajadores migrantes que se dirigen al norte para las cosechas de lechuga, brócoli, zanahorias y otros cultivos se les ofrece la vacuna contra el COVID-19 apenas ingresan …

Editor (2021-04-07). Destrozar la ley contra el voto en Georgia. workers.org El gobierno estatal, dominado por el Partido Republicano, ha impulsado un proyecto de ley que convierte a Georgia en el primer estado en aprobar una amplia ley contra el voto. Esta ley hace retroceder la protección del voto de los afroamericanos a las normas racistas anteriores a la Ley de . . . |

Arab News (2021-04-07). Iranian Ship Linked To IRGC Attacked In Red Sea. eurasiareview.com An Iranian ship linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has been attacked in the Red Sea. | The Saviz was hit by limpet mines, Iran's Tasnim news agency reported on Tuesday. | The attack took place off the coast of Eritrea and led to several injuries, according to Al Arabiya TV. | A US official told Reuters that the United States did not carry out the attack. | The Wall Street Journal reported last month that Israel has targeted at least 12 Iranian ships heading for Syria since late 2019. | The vessels have mostly been carrying oil in breach of US sanctions. However, the report said cargo and mi…

Kevin E. McVaney, Paul E. Pepe, Lauren M. Maloney, E.Stein Bronsky, Remle P. Crowe, James J. Augustine, Sheaffer O. Gilliam, Glenn H. Asaeda, Marc Eckstein, Amal Mattu, Roberto Fumagalli, Tom P. Aufderheide, Michael T. Osterholm, Writing group on behalf of the Metropolitan EMS Medical Directors Global Alliance (2021-04-07). [Research Paper] The relationship of large city out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and the prevalence of COVID-19. thelancet.com Most metropolitan cities experienced profound escalations of OHCA generally paralleling local prevalence of COVID-19. Most of these patients were pronounced dead without COVID-19 testing.

Pip Hinman (2021-04-07). The post-COVID-19 economy and the class war. greenleft.org.au As COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out and lock downs and economic crisis measures wind up, the federal government is painting a rosy view of the economic recovery. But, as Neville Spencer argues, this is far from the reality for millions of casual and insecure workers.

Pip Hinman (2021-04-07). Anti-protest workplace bill defeated. greenleft.org.au Matt Haubrick reports on a successful community campaign against another government attempt to introduce a draconian anti-protest law.

Pip Hinman (2021-04-07). The aged care prison. greenleft.org.au Jack Williams argues that more staff in aged care homes would immediately make a difference to the lonely lives of their elderly residents.

Staff (2021-04-07). Retired Black NYPD Detective: Derek Chauvin Trial Highlights "Race-Based" Police Brutality Problem. democracynow.org This week at the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, numerous members of the Minneapolis Police Department have taken the stand and testified that Chauvin violated policy by kneeling on Floyd's neck for nine-and-a-half minutes, and the emergency room doctor who tried to save Floyd's life said his chances of living would have been higher if CPR had been administered sooner. The trial is putting a spotlight on "the disproportionate killing of Black people by police" in the United States, says Marq Claxton, a retired New York Police Department detective who is now director of the Black Law Enfo…

Staff (2021-04-07). Do Prisons Keep Us Safe? Author Victoria Law Busts Myths About Mass Incarceration in New Book. democracynow.org As the first anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd approaches, we speak with author and journalist Victoria Law, who says despite the mass movement to fight systemic racism sparked by Floyd's death, persistent myths about policing, incarceration and the criminal justice system still hinder reform. "Why do we think prisons keep us safe? Obviously, Derek Chauvin wasn't afraid of being arrested or imprisoned when he killed George Floyd," says Law, who examines these issues in her new book, "'Prisons Make Us Safer': And 20 Other Myths About Mass Incarceration."

Staff (2021-04-07). Headlines for April 7, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. Moves Up Vaccine Eligibility for Adults as Global Access Inequities Plague Poorer Nations, Minneapolis Police Trainer Says Derek Chauvin Kneeling on Floyd's Neck Was Not Authorized Technique, Arkansas Becomes First State to Criminalize Gender-Affirming Treatment for Trans Youth, Tishaura Jones Elected as First Black Woman Mayor of St. Louis, Florida Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings Dies at Age 84, Democrats Can Use Reconciliation to Pass More Budget Bills with Simple Majority, U.S and Iran Say Early Talks on Relaunching Nuclear Deal "Constructive", U.N. Warns One-Third of Population of Democratic Republic of t…

Staff (2021-04-07). "This Agreement Protects Jobs": Four Unions at Rutgers University Reach Historic Deal to End Layoffs. democracynow.org After a year of layoffs, cuts and austerity, the faculty and staff of four unions at Rutgers University have voted in support of an unusual and pioneering agreement to protect jobs and guarantee raises after the school declared a fiscal emergency as a result of the pandemic. A key part of the deal is an agreement by the professors to do "work share" and take a slight cut in hours for a few months in order to save the jobs of other lower-paid workers. "The historic nature of this agreement is that it encompasses all four unions," says Christine O'Connell, president of the union representing Rutgers administrators.

Anonymous103 (2021-04-07). United States Using Human Rights Issues To Attack China To Maintain Its Hegemony Over The Global Economy. southfront.org Written by Dr. Leon Tressell exclusively for SouthFront Joe Biden's presidency has been welcomed by Western media outlets as signifying…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-07). More Than 1,800 Inmates Break Out Of Prison After Militant Attack In Nigeria. southfront.org On April 5th, upwards of 1,800 inmates were broken out of prison in southeast Nigeria. | This happened when heavily armed gunmen attacked their prison using explosives and rocket-propelled grenades, the authorities said. | Nigerian police said it believed a banned separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was behind the attack in the city of Owerri, but a spokesman for the group denied involvement. | An IPOB spokesman told Reuters the group did not carry out the prison raid."IPOB and ESN were not involved in the attack in Owerri, Imo state. It is not our mandate to attack security personnel or pri…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-07). Military Situation In Afghanistan On April 7, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 6, Afghan warplanes attacked Taliban positions in Arghandab area | On April 6, clashes between Taliban and the Afghan army were reported in Jalriz area | On April 7, Taliban reportedly atatcked Qandahar airport with 6 rockets | 68 Taliban members were killed and 74 others were wounded in Herat, Faryab, Farah, Badakhshan, Konduz and Kandahar provinces during 24 past hours, according to Afghanistan MoD | On April 7, 2 civilians were killed and 18 more were w…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-07). Russian Airstrikes Hit Militants Escorting Turkish Convoy In Western Idlib (Photos). southfront.org A ground crew member reports to pilots that their Su-30 fighter jet is ready at Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria, by Russia's Defence Ministry, October 22, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation) | The Russian Aerospace Forces combat operations against al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib are still ongoing. | On April 6 and 7, two waves of Russian airstrikes hit the outskirts of the town of Bsanqul in the western countrys…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-07). Military Situation In Syria On April 7, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 6, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 32 times: 13 — in Idlib province, 12 — in Latakia province, 3 — in Hama province, 4 Aleppo province | On April 6, Russian warplanes struck positions of Turkish-backed forces in Bsanqul area | On April 6, SDF arrested 4 ISIS terrorists including two ISIS women who were transporting weapons in Al-Hawl camp | On April 6, Russian military reinforcements, consistin…

Anonymous765 (2021-04-07). Censorship Intensifies Ahead Of The War In Europe. southfront.org | | | southfront@internet.ru Donation Alerts Cryptocurrencies 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Gumroad One time and recurring (monthly) support via VISA, Master Card, PayPal…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-07). Central Syria: ISIS Terrorists Abduct Dozens Of Civilians, Kill Others In Eastern Hama (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image | On April 6, ISIS cells attacked two groups of civilians who were collecting truffles in the eastern countryside of Hama in central Syria. | The first group was ambushed by the terrorists in the area of al-Zuinah, 80 km to the east of the town of al-Salamiyah. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the terrorists killed a civilian and wounded several others. Dozens were also abducted. | The second group of truffle hunters came under attack near the tow…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-07). Russia And Hezbollah To Open Representative Office In Moscow: Report. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Russian government and Lebanon's Hezbollah are reportedly discussing the possibility of the group opening a representative office in Moscow. | This was the result of several high-level meetings held in March 2021. | Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov received on March 15 a delegation of senior Hezbollah figures led by Mohammad Raad, the head of the Loyalty to the Resistance Bloc — the political wing of Hezbollah — and media reports indicated th…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-07). Ukrainian Foreign Minister Says Kiev "Defending Itself", Expects Unprecedented US Assistance. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Kiev will open fire only if its troops in Eastern Ukraine are threatened or attacked, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba

Anonymous103 (2021-04-07). Beijing Accelerating Timeline For Possible Invasion Of Taiwan, Expert Warns. southfront.org Illustrative image. Source: GettyImages | Twenty Chinese

Anonymous007 (2021-04-07). Iranian IRGC Cargo Ship Attacked In Red Sea: Report. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | A cargo ship belonging to Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) was attacked in the Red Sea off the coast of Eritrea, this was reported by Al Arabiya TV, Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency identified the ship as the Saviz."The vessel Iran Saviz has been stationed in the Red Sea for the past few years to support Iranian com…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-07). Syrian Army Showcased Weapons, Including ATGMs, Uncovered In Recent Operations In Daraa (Video). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 6, Syrian authorities showcased large quantities of weapons and ammunition which were uncovered in the southern region. | A security source told the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) that the weapons were uncovered in recent operations by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and security forces."Recently, through several security operations, large quantities of weapons and ammunition were seized, some of which were hidden within the areas where terrorist groups were active, and others were seized…

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Anonymous669 (2021-04-07). Iraq: Leaked Document Reveals Number Of US Troops, Equipment In Ain Assad Air Base. southfront.org U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopters launch flares as they conduct overflights of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq December 31, 2019. U.S. Army/Spc. Khalil Jenkins/CJTF-OIR Public Affairs/Handout via REUTERS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. | A leaked Iraqi document has revealed the number of US troops and equipment in Ain Assad Air Base in the western province of al-Anbar. | On April 7, the

Anonymous103 (2021-04-06). Washington Sends Military Transport Aircraft To Ukraine But Cannot Explain Why. southfront.org Screenshot. Click to see full-size image | At the briefing on April 5, US State Department spokesman Ned Price accused Russia of "provoking" Ukraine and the West by pulling troops to its western borders. He claimed about the redeployment of part of the Russian troops to the borders with Eastern Ukraine and in Crimea. | His answer to the questions about Ukraine could be divided into two parts. In the first part he simply repeated the claims that are regularly heard from Washington, accusing Russia. As usually, P…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-07). Two Drones Shot Down Over Syrian Posts In Southern Idlib. Are Militants Preparing New Attack? (Photos). southfront.org Fighters of the al-Qaeda-led Wa Harid al-Muminin operations room, Illustrative image. | The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has shot down two drones which were spying on its posts in the southern countryside of Idlib. | The drones were shot down by SAA personnel on April 6 and 7. Both were spying on army posts in the town of Ma`arat al-Nu`man. The town, which was liberated on January 28 of 2020, is located on the Damascus-Aleppo highway, known as the M5. | The downed drones were both commercially-available DJI Mavic 2 Zoom. Th…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-07). Military Situation In Yemen On April 7, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 147 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On April 6, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 6 airstrikes on the Zaher area | On April 6, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 12 airstrikes on the Madghal area | On April 6, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Hazm area | On April 6, Ansar Allah attacked Malik Khalid Airbase in Khamis Musha…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-07). Military Situation In Eastern Ukraine On April 7, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 1,424 ceasefire violations, including 453 explosions were reported in Donetsk region between the 2-5 April, according to the OSCE | 126 ceasefire violations, including 58 explosions were reported in Luhansk region between the 2-5 April, according to the OSCE | On April 6, artillery of the UAF targeted DPR positions near Shakhta | On April 6, artillery of the UAF targeted DPR positions near Vasilyevka | On April 6, artillery of the UAF targeted DPR position…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-07). 'Resistance' Fighters Blew Up Five US Supply Convoys All Over Iraq. southfront.org A US soldier runs at a coalition forces forward base near West Mosul, Iraq June 21, 2017 (photo credit: REUTERS) | On April 7, five convoys moving logistic supplies and equipment for the US-led coalition were attacked in western, northern and central Iraq. | The attacks took place as follows: | The first convoy was attacked in in an unspecified part of the central province of Babylon. A group calling itself Saryat Qasim al-Jabbarin claimed responsibility for the attack. | The second convoy was targeted near the area o…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-07). Al-Qaeda Police: Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham Arrested Nine Terrorists In Greater Idlib. southfront.org Illustrative image | Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) is still working to tighten its grip over the northwestern Syria region of Greater Idlib. | In the last few days, the terrorist group's security forces arrested a number of infamous terrorists in Greater Idlib for not so clear reasons. | On April 4, seven terrorists, who were operating independently in Greater Idlib, were arrested by HTS. Enab Baladi listed the detainees as follows: | Abu al-Laith M'abar, Abu Osama al-Gaza'iri and Abu al-Darda' al-Gaza'ir…

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Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-07). World Health Day: Building a world where life is put before profit. peoplesdispatch.org April 7 is World Health Day. The significance of this day is being felt now more than ever as we stand in the midst of a pandemic. With the number of COVID-19 infections surging again across the world, it is clear that the only defense is herd immunity through mass vaccinations. | But access to vaccines against COVID-19 remains largely unequal.

Brasil de Fato (2021-04-07). Capitalism is the problem, social movements declare on World Health Day. peoplesdispatch.org On April 7, World Health Day, hundreds of social movements from around the world published an international manifesto in defense of life. Over a year after the outset of the biggest pandemic of this century, the world continues to average about 9,000 deaths due to COVID-19 per day. | To mark the date and make a global appeal, the International Week of Anti-Imperialist Struggle, an initiative of hundreds of organizations and political parties from across the world, is organizing a campaign from April 7th to 11th, demanding that the vaccine against the novel coronavirus be treated as a public asset, among other thi…

Megan Redshaw (2021-04-07). Scientists Challenge Health Officials on Vaccinating People Who Already Had COVID. globalresearch.ca Since the first COVID-19 vaccine received

orinocotribune (2021-04-07). Confirmed: There is a Link Between AstraZeneca Vaccine and Reported Thrombosis Cases — Haiti Rejects the Controversial Vaccine. orinocotribune.com On Tuesday, April 6, in an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero, Marco Cavaleri, head of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) that carries out vaccination plans against COVID-19 in the European Union, confirmed "a link" between the AstraZeneca vaccine and the occurrence of thrombosis recorded among people who received this vaccine, . | "Now we can say it, it is clear that there is a link with the vaccine, which causes that reaction. However, we still do not know why (…) In summary, in the next few hours we are going to say that there is a link, but we still have to understand why it happens." | He…

European Secretariat of the International Peoples' Assembly (2021-04-07). On Global Health Day: From medical apartheid to free vaccines for all. peoplesdispatch.org On this April 7, Gobal Health Day, the International Week of Anti-Imperialist Struggle organizes an international campaign asking to stop the medical apartheid, abolish the patents on the Covid-19-vaccines and, in this way, guarantee free vaccines for all…

Global Research News (2021-04-07). Selected Articles: The Universal Right of Informed Consent to Medical Interventions. globalresearch.ca By As many as 246 Michigan residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19 were later diagnosed with the virus, and three of t…

Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director (2021-04-07). IMF's Georgieva: Fostering A Fair Recovery — Speech. eurasiareview.com Welcome to our virtual 2021 Spring Meetings! | "All the variety of life is made up of light and shadow": Tolstoy's words describe so well the world economy today. | The good news is that there is light at the end of the tunnel. After the worst global recession since the second world war, the recovery is underway. Yesterday we lifted our global growth forecast to 6 percent for this year and 4.4 percent in 2022. | The outlook is brighter because millions of people are benefiting from vaccines and because of further policy support, especially in the United States. This is adding to the exceptional and coordinated…

Adam Dick (2021-04-07). Mexico President Says 'Pass' On Coronavirus Vaccine — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has distinguished himself among top national political leaders across the world by not freaking out over coronavirus. Instead, López Obrador has gone his own way with Now comes news of López Obrad…

Dr. Meryl Nass (2021-04-07). Latest Vaccine Flip-flop Gives the Vaccine Game Away. globalresearch.ca The Astra-Zeneca "cheap and easy to store" "workhorse" vaccine causes blood clots in general, and in particular clots in the venous sinuses of the brain, which have killed or wounded a number of people, especially women under 55. The J and J vaccine was associated with blood clots in its clinical trial data presented to FDA.

MEE staff (2021-04-07). Israel to build settlement units in East Jerusalem for first time during Biden presidency. middleeasteye.net Israel to build settlement units in East Jerusalem for first time during Biden presidency | The proposed 540 housing units will be built in the Palestinian neighbourhoods of Beit Safafa and Sharafat, creating a link between two major illegal settlements | Wed, 04/07/2021 – 13: 40 | Buildings under construction in the illegal Israeli settlement of Har Homa in occupied East Jerusalem, 17 January 2017 (AFP) | Isr…

Dana Taib Menmy (2021-04-07). Iraq: Arrests among LGBTQ+ community in Kurdish city sparks fierce debate. middleeasteye.net Iraq: Arrests among LGBTQ+ community in Kurdish city sparks fierce debate | The recent detentions have been met with differing reactions from Kurdish social media users as well as from politicians | Wed, 04/07/2021 – 13: 53 | While some applauded the security forces for making the arrests, saying such operations would protect the Kurdish community from a 'moral collapse,' others reacted angri…

MEE staff (2021-04-07). Biden administration restores $235 million in aid to Palestinians. middleeasteye.net Biden administration restores $235 million in aid to Palestinians | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says US assistance to Palestinians 'serves important US interests and values' | Wed, 04/07/2021 – 19: 49 | UNRWA provides essential basic services to Palestinian refugees, including health care and education (AFP/File photo) | The United States will restore $235 million in humanitarian aid to Palestinians h…

MEE staff (2021-04-07). Jordan's King Abdullah says sedition quashed, country stable. middleeasteye.net Jordan's King Abdullah says sedition quashed, country stable | The monarch says his brother Hamzah, the former crown prince, has agreed to put 'Jordan's interests' above any other agenda | Wed, 04/07/2021 – 18: 10 | Women carrying balloons stand next to a poster of Jordan's King Abdullah in Amman, 6 April (AFP) | Jordan's King Abdullah said on Wednesday that the sedition reported last week had been quashed aft…

Suadad al-Salhy (2021-04-07). EXCLUSIVE: US agrees to staged withdrawal of forces from Iraq, says negotiator. middleeasteye.net EXCLUSIVE: US agrees to staged withdrawal of forces from Iraq, says negotiator | Timetable for exit yet to be agreed, and military coalition to assume a more advisory role until departure, source tells MEE | Wed, 04/07/2021 – 18: 12 | A US soldier is seen during the handover of US-led coalition forces to Iraqi Security Forces at Qayyarah Airfield West to the south of Mosul (Reuters) | Iraq an…

Nadda Osman (2021-04-07). 'Give her a seat': Anger as European Commission president sidelined in Turkey meeting. middleeasteye.net 'Give her a seat': Anger as European Commission president sidelined in Turkey meeting | Many criticised the 'sexist' seating arrangement during the meeting between Ursula von der Leyen and the Turkish president | Wed, 04/07/2021 – 14: 17 | The incident has been widely criticised online (Screengrab/Twitter) | People have taken to social media to criticise Turkey's treatment of European Commission Presiden…

MEE staff (2021-04-07). Jordan minister says threat from former crown prince 'contained'. middleeasteye.net Jordan minister says threat from former crown prince 'contained' | Ayman Safadi told WSJ that Prince Hamzah's plans stopped short of a coup, but were aimed at fueling popular disenchantment with the government | Wed, 04/07/2021 – 14: 50 | In a dramatic turn of events, former crown prince Hamzah signed a letter affirming his support for King Abdullah (AFP) | The threat posed by Jordan's former crown prince has…

MEE staff (2021-04-07). UAE official not suited to be Interpol chief, says former UK prosecutor. middleeasteye.net UAE official not suited to be Interpol chief, says former UK prosecutor | Major General Ahmed Naser al-Raisi has been linked to human rights abuses, including the torture of two British citizens | Wed, 04/07/2021 – 16: 27 | A coalition of human rights groups warned last year that Raisi's appointment would 'damage' Interpol's reputation (AFP) | The United Arab Emirate's security chief is ill-suited to run Inter…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-07). Turkey sentences 22 former soldiers to life over 2016 coup attempt in latest mass trial. middleeasteye.net Turkey sentences 22 former soldiers to life over 2016 coup attempt in latest mass trial | The trial marks the end of cases heard in Ankara, almost five years after rogue soldiers tried to depose President Erdogan | Wed, 04/07/2021 – 11: 51 | Riot police enter the courthouse in Sincan, outside Ankara, on 7 April 2021, before the verdict in the trial of 497 defendants over the 2016 failed co…

Jason Ditz (2021-04-07). Russian Airstrikes Kill 29 ISIS in Central Syria. news.antiwar.com Over the past 72 hours, Russia has been carrying out airstrikes against ISIS targets in central Syria. The attacks centered on the desert in central Hama Province, and went all the way to the Deir Ezzor Province border, where ISIS fighters are often hiding in the deserts along the main highway. | ISIS forces control no real towns in Syria any longer, but still have substantial numbers of fighters in the deserts, and often ambush military co…

Jason Ditz (2021-04-07). Afghan Negotiators Try to Reconcile Dozens of Peace Proposals. news.antiwar.com Preparing for next week's Istanbul conference, the Afghan government's High Council of National Reconciliation is trying to get ready by poring over 25 distinct peace proposals offered by different political parties. | The council is trying to get all those plans together, with the A lot of proposals from other countries are expected to come during the meeting, with the US and others also preparing to push different ideas. Preside…

IDN (2021-04-07). The West Should Declare It Has No Strategic Interest In Israel — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Jonathan Power* | On April 5, I watched on BBC News the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, walking into the courtroom where he is to be tried for corruption. He is impossible to read—his mask makes it even more difficult. In repose his intentions and personality are inscrutable. | On the most important political issue of all—whether to support a two-state solution—sometimes he has said he is for it, but now he says he doesn't. He prefers, it seems, to keep to the status quo, which means expanding Jewish settlements on Arab Palestinian land and refusing any political life to the oc…

Kit Klarenberg (2021-04-07). Questions about BBC producer's ties to UK intelligence follow 'Mayday' White Helmets whitewash. thegrayzone.com The BBC's Chloe Hadjimatheou produced a podcast serial designed to rehabilitate the White Helmets' late, scandal-stained founder, while blaming critics for his demise. Was she a channel for a wider British intelligence operation? White Helmets founder James Le Mesurier falling to his death from the top floor of his Istanbul home in uncertain circumstances in November 2019 created a myriad of extremely serious problems for a great many powerful people. At the time, the White Helmets' intimate ties to jihadist …

Kit Klarenberg (2021-04-07). Questions about BBC producer's ties to UK intelligence follow 'Mayday' White Helmets whitewash. thegrayzone.com The BBC's Chloe Hadjimatheou produced a podcast serial designed to rehabilitate the White Helmets' late, scandal-stained founder, while blaming critics for his demise. Was she a channel for a wider British intelligence operation? White Helmets founder James Le Mesurier falling to his death in uncertain circumstances from the top floor of his Istanbul home in November 2019 created a myriad of extremely serious problems for a great many powerful people. At the time, the White Helmets' intimate ties to jihadist …

NOW & Black Women's Blueprint (2021-04-07). Thursday 4/8: Amplyfying LGBTQIA+ Activism : The Pursuit for Equality & Fundamental Rights. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Edward Hasbrouck (2021-04-07). Expand Selective Service to women or end it? A call for Congressional hearing. peoplesworld.org (Editor's note: This commentary was brought to the attention of People's World as an update to the film review 'The Boys Who Said No!' by way of updating the issue to the present day.) As Doug Bandow reported on Antiwar.com Wednesday, March 9, military conscription is a bad idea that just won't die—and right now …

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-07). Israel Slams Biden's Resumption of UN Agency's Funding for Palestinians. news.antiwar.com The Biden administration UNRWA provides assistance to millions of Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan. Israel claims the organization is "anti-Semitic and a threat…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-07). Beijing Says the Philippines Is 'Hyping' the Presence of Chinese Vessels Near Whitson Reef. news.antiwar.com On Tuesday, China said "I don't understand why some relevant party calls the Chinese fishermen maritime militia," said Zhao Lijian, China's foreign ministry spokesman. "This saying reflects…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-07). NATO Prepares for 'Real-World Fight' With Russia in Baltic. news.antiwar.com As the U.S-led DefenderEurope 2021 war games continue in twelve European nations into June, NATO has recently concluded both naval and ground war exercises in the Baltic states. The DefenderEurope 2021 exercises include estimates of as many as 37,000 troops from at least 27 NATO member and partner states and appear to be based entirely …

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-07). Netanyahu: Iran Deal Threatens Israel 'With Annihilation'. news.antiwar.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stepped up his rhetoric against the Iran nuclear deal after talks to revive the agreement were held in Vienna on Tuesday. On Wednesday, "The nuclear deal with Iran is once again on the table. Such deals with extreme regimes are worthless," Netanyahu said at a speech during Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony. "A deal…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-07). Russia Warns Western Pressure and Sanctions on Myanmar Could Lead to 'Full-Scale Civil Conflict'. news.antiwar.com Since the February 1st coup in Myanmar, Russia on Tuesday

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-07). Ukrainian President Headed to War Zone as US, Allies Push NATO Membership. news.antiwar.com The pro-government press in Ukraine has announced that President Volodymyr is to go to the Donbass conflict zone tomorrow, April 8. That means that within hours he will arrive in what is at the moment the world's most dangerous hotspot, fraught as it is with the potential for a confrontation between the world's two major …

RT (2021-04-07). 4 Syrian soldiers injured in 'Israeli agression' over Damascus, Syrian state media report. rt.com Flashes and explosions tore up the night sky over the Syrian capital of Damascus. Air defenses intercepted the majority of incoming missiles, Syria's SANA news agency reported, calling the reported attack an "Israeli aggression." | Four Syrian servicemen were injured in the attack, that has also inflicted material losses, SANA reported. The missiles reportedly came in from the direction of Lebanon as well as the Golan Heights, a territory occupied by Israel since 1973. | There were

Lillian Osborne (2021-04-07). One Year Ago When Bernie's Campaign Ended, We Lost a Common Love. thenation.com One Year Ago When Bernie's Campaign Ended, We Lost a Common Love…

Kristen Yoonsoo Kim (2021-04-07). The Triumph of 'Céline and Julie Go Boating'. thenation.com The Triumph of 'Céline and Julie Go Boating'

Nan Levinson (2021-04-07). The US Military Is an Extremism Incubator. thenation.com The US Military Is an Extremism Incubator…

Julyssa Lopez (2021-04-07). Songs of Hope and Isolation. thenation.com Songs of Hope and Isolation…

Arab News (2021-04-07). Israel At Crossroads As Rivlin Reluctantly Calls On Netanyahu — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Yossi Mekelberg* | Over the last week, the Jewish population in Israel observed Passover, a week-long celebration of liberation from a tyrant leader and slavery, when most take time off to enjoy early spring and travel across the country visiting its beauty spots. Notably missing from those taking a break from work, however, were Israel's politicians, who were digesting the results of the previous week's election. The political beehive has been buzzing with activity in an effort to translate another indecisive outcome into something that is capable of ending two years of protracted political deadlock. | On…

Richard Silverstein (2021-04-07). Israeli President Mandates Netanyahu, Amidst Criminal Trial, To Form Government — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Israel has once again passed another milestone in corruption. For the first time, the president has tasked a party leader to form a government who is currently on trial facing criminal charges. Conviction would not only end his political career, but land him in prison. Yesterday, Pres. Rivlin faced the choice of awarding either Bibi Netanyahu or Yair Lapid with the task for forming a government. In prior consultation, the various parties offered 52 votes for Bibi to form the government and 45 for Lapid. A president usually offers the candidate with the most votes the mandate. But there is no rule saying he mus…

Morning Star (2021-04-07). Israel hints at responsibility for attack on Iranian ship as Vienna nuclear talks progress. peoplesworld.org

Rosalind English (2021-04-07). Law Pod UK new episode: Courts tussle with Uber, Ola and the Gig Economy. ukhumanrightsblog.com In Episode 139 of Law Pod UK Alasdair Henderson of 1 Crown Office Row joins Rosalind English to discuss the recent ruling by the UK Supreme Court that drivers whose work is arranged through Uber's smartphone app work for Uber under workers' contracts and so qualify for the protections afforded by employment law, such as …

Rosalind English (2021-04-07). What is the true value of a companion animal? ukhumanrightsblog.com Pendragon v Coom [2021] EW Misc 4 CC (22 March 2021) As we all know, the acquisition of puppies during lockdown has gone through the roof with the inevitable sad consequences of remorse followed by neglect and even abandonment. Dog theft has spiralled as the market responds by escalating the price of pedigree puppies. But …

Harvey Goldberg (2021-04-07). Ecuador Indigenous Leader Endorses Left Presidential Candidate. indybay.org Jaime Vargas, President of Ecuador's largest Indigenous federation, CONAIE, endorsed Andrés Arauz, Presidential candidate for the Union for Hope, on April 3, 2021. | Photo credit: El Comerico www.elcomercio.com/actualidad/vargas-apo…

Uchenna Okeke (2021-04-07). Suicide watch for Mr. Derek Chauvin. indybay.org This is a letter I wrote to the Warden of Oak Parks Correctional Facility in Minnesota where Mr. Chauvin is incarcerated. I would like to share it with Indymedia.

Zachary Conti (2021-04-07). IMF Reports Pandemic Economic Outlook Uncertain. indybay.org Amidst Rising Inequality, Ninety Million Could Fall into Extreme Poverty…

Zachary Conti (2021-04-07). 260 Faith, Labor and Development Groups Press IMF, G20 and White House on COVID Response. indybay.org Ahead of Spring IMF and World Bank Meetings, World's Largest Unions, Human Rights Groups, Environmental and Religious Institutions Call for Aid, Debt Relief, Access to Emergency Reserves and Climate Protections…

Reiner Brown (2021-04-07). Lockdown for the Military. indybay.org Life can only be saved with a consistent policy of social justice, of cooperation instead of capitalist competition for profit and supremacy. Peace is the basis of sustainable politics. The world is too small, too vulnerable, nature too endangered for wars and military. Climate justice requires no to war and yes to disarmament.

East Point Peace Academy (2021-04-07). Friday 4/9: Wells Fargo: Protect Future Generations, Defund Line 3 & Fossil Fuels! indybay.org 420 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94104-1266, United States…

Cabrillo College (2021-04-07). Thursday 4/8: Cabrillo Name Exploration Community Event: The Impacts of Colonization on Native Americans. indybay.org Free Online Event: | cccconfer.zoom.us/j/92917730420?pwd=L054…

No Nukes Action (2021-04-07). 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…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2021-04-07). 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…

Oakland Greens (2021-04-07). Sunday 4/25: Environmental town hall, can we save ourselves? indybay.org Online ZOOM event…

Save California Salmon (2021-04-07). Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Science and Management Webinar Series to Focus on Tribally Led Environmental Management. indybay.org Save California Salmon and Humboldt State University's Native American Studies Department announced they will be starting a new educational webinar series called Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), Science and Management on Friday the 9th at 10: 30am. The series will touch on subjects such as traditional fire and fisheries management along with Native American led oceans and estuary restoration and advocacy. | "It is important to understand TEK not only through the lens of resource management practices but also as a response to settler colonial violence and land dispossession" says Brittani Orona (Hupa), Save…

Michael Richardson, reposted by Jamal Journal (2021-04-07). 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.

Emperor Norton the Ninth (2021-04-07). Berkeley Anti-Homeless & Anti-Food… indybay.org Anti-Homeless architecture in Berkeley, and covering up food waste, with the illusion and propagation of false environmental narratives…

JFCS Holocaust Center of San Francisco (2021-04-07). Wednesday 4/7: Yom HaShoah: Holocaust Remembrance Commemoration SF Bay Area 2021. indybay.org Online event(s)…

Zachary Conti (2021-04-07). 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 (2021-04-07). 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…

PAULUS (2021-04-07). S.E.L/IAMO BAMBINO QUALITA' ANO. indybay.org PACIFICATRICE…

Planned Parenhood of California (2021-04-07). Monday 4/19: Virtual Rally for Planned Parenthood Capitol Week 2021. indybay.org Online rally…

Busboys, Poets (2021-04-07). Monday 4/12: "The Wealth Hoarders": New Book Talk w/ Author Chuck Collins on Billionare Corruption. indybay.org Online via livestream…

CP Editor (2021-04-07). Lianne La Havas: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert. counterpunch.org

Mark Curtis (2021-04-07). Britain's Role in Rwanda's 1994 Genocide. globalresearch.ca First published in January 2017 | An edited extract from

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