Daily Archives: April 11, 2021

2021-04-11: News Headlines

Lautaro Rivara (2021-04-11). It's election day in Ecuador: A look at what lies ahead. peoplesdispatch.org The run-off election between progressive candidate Andrés Arauz and banker Guillermo Lasso is taking place amid an escalating pandemic, an economic crisis, and fears of irregularities…

teleSUR (2021-04-11). Live: Ecuador Hits the Polls in Decisive Runoff Election. telesurenglish.net Candidates Guillermo Lasso, a 65-year-old elite banker; and Andres Arauz, a 36-year-old progressive former Central Bank official have very different visions of how to lead Ecuador out of the pandemic and the current economic recession, but also on the role of international banking, regional banking, extractivism and more. | 8: 00 AM EST – Election observers harassed by police after meeting with correista lawmaker Fausto Jarrin Teran | The electoral observation mission of the U.S. human rights organization CODEPINK currently in Ecuador to observe today's presidential elections was accosted by police as it were l…

Gloria La Riva (2021-04-11). Ramsey Clark dies: An Attorney General who turned against imperialism. liberationnews.org Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General and renowned international human rights attorney who stood against U.S. military aggression worldwide, died peacefully April 9 at his home in New York City, surrounded by close family.

_____ (2021-04-11). Biden Administration Allows Oil To Continue Flowing Through Dakota Access Pipeline. popularresistance.org Washington, DC – Speaking before a federal judge today, representatives from the Biden administration's U.S. Army Corps of Engineers indicated that the agency will not shutter the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), despite the ongoing threats it poses to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the fact that it is operating without a federal permit. Although President Joe Biden recently announced intentions to improve Tribal consultation and initiate long-term action to tackle climate change, his administration took a stance today that was identical to that of former President Trump. | Earlier this year, Standing Rock Sioux…

_____ (2021-04-11). How Bellingcat Launders National Security State Talking Points. popularresistance.org Investigative site Bellingcat is the toast of the popular press. In the past month alone, it has been described as "an intelligence agency for the people" (ABC Australia), a "transparent" and "innovative" (New Yorker) "independent news collective," "transforming investigative journalism" (Big Think), and an unequivocal "force for good" (South China Morning Post). Indeed, outside of a few alternative news sites, it is very hard to hear a negative word against Bellingcat, such is the gushing praise for the outlet founded in 2014. | This is troubling, because the evidence compiled in this investigation suggests Bell…

Ramsey Clark (2021-04-11). Video: The Legitimacy of American Democracy: Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark. globalresearch.ca Ramsey Clark has passed away. | His legacy and commitment to peace and justice will live forever. | He has been a source of inspiration to antiwar activists for more than half a century. | Below Ramsey's February 2016 interview with Christina Tobin …

Ramsey Clark (2021-04-11). Video: The Legitimacy of American Democracy: Ramsey Clark and His Legacy. globalresearch.ca Ramsey Clark has passed away. | His legacy and commitment to peace and justice will live forever. | He has been a source of inspiration to antiwar activists for more than half a century. | Below Ramsey's February 2016 interview with Christina Tobin …

teleSUR (2021-04-11). Cuban and Venezuelan Authorities Mourn Ramsey Clarks's Death. telesurenglish.net As an Attorney General, Clark stood up for civil rights and liberties in the Jonhson administration (1963-1969). He oversaw the drafting of the Civil Rights act, sanctioned housing discrimination, ordered a moratorium on federal executions and prison construction, and fought discrimination in employment alongside many other causes of social injustice.

Ramsey Clark (2021-04-11). Ramsey Clark to Barack Obama: Stop the War in Ukraine! globalresearch.ca Ramsey Clark has passed away. | His legacy will live forever. | He has been a source of inspiration to anti-war activists for more than half a century. | Our thoughts today are with Ramsey Clark, whom I first met in New …

teleSUR (2021-04-11). Restaurant, Band: Peru's Candidates Go Wild on TV. telesurenglish.net Peru's 18 presidential candidates had a televised breakfast with their relatives on Sunday to kick off election day. This, amid despair outside of polling stations due to opening delays. | RELATED: | The candidates moved to several parts of the country for the morning event, which is a tradition in Peru. Some of them, such as Verónika Mendoza from Together for Peru, received several reporters at this house despite social distancing measures amid the COVID-19 pandemi…

teleSUR (2021-04-11). St. Vicent and the Granadines Covered In Ashes, Authorities Say. telesurenglish.net Saint Vicent and the Granadines National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) reported on Monday that there had been a massive power outage across the island following the latest explosive event at the La Soufriere volcano on Sunday morning. | RELATED: | In the update, NEMO said that "The majority of the country is out of power and covered in ash. Also, the authority said the conditions resembled "a battlefield." At le…

teleSUR (2021-04-11). Election Bolivia: Four Out of Nine Departments Decide Today. telesurenglish.net Bolivia decides on Sunday the local governmental authorities in the departments of La Paz, Tarija, Pando, and Chuquisaca as the parties go to a second round in these regions following a landslide victory of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) on March 7. The ruling party seeks to consolidate its power in some of Bolivia's most important regions. | RELATED: | On March 7, the ruling party MAS won outright 240 seats…

teleSUR (2021-04-11). General Election Day Begins in Peru. telesurenglish.net The electoral process had already started this Sunday in Peru. At 11H00 GMT, polling stations had already opened, although previously, several thousands of voters had already exercised their right to vote, either because they are residents abroad or under some other exception provided for in the national law. | RELATED: | A total of 18 candidates seek to, above all, occupy a place on the ballot. The polls have confirmed that up to seven candidates could be in a tech…

teleSUR (2021-04-11). Bolivia Sees Peaceful Second-Round of Departmental Elections. telesurenglish.net Bolivia has seen on Sunday a peaceful election day concerning biosecurity measures. Thus far, there have been no significant irregularities reported as people in the departments of La Paz, Tarija, Pando, and Chuquisaca decide on its representative. After a landslide victory of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) on March 7, the ruling party seeks to consolidate its power in some of Bolivia's most important regions. | teleSUR's correspondent in Bolivia, Freddy Morales, reports there have been no irregularities in La Paz but a low voter turnout in several polling stations. | On the other hand, after casting his…

teleSUR (2021-04-11). Live: Long Lines During Ecuador's Presidential Runoff Elections. telesurenglish.net Candidates Guillermo Lasso, a 65-year-old elite banker, and Andres Arauz, a 36-year-old progressive former Central Bank official, have very different visions of how to lead Ecuador out of the pandemic and the current economic recession, but also on the role of international banking, regional integration, extractivism and more. | 3: 00 PM EST – Lasso rejoices in democratic celebration while analysts fear early victory decalaration | Conservative banker and candidate for the CREO coalition Guillermo Lasso celebrated the democratic celebration of Sunday's presidential runoff elections, stating his hopes to achiev…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-11). Covid-19 and the Falsification of Death Certificates: The CDC's "More Often Than Not" Clause. globalresearch.ca This text is an excerpt from Chapter III of Michel Chossudovsky's E Book entitled | Introduction | At the outset of the Covid pandemic, …

orinocotribune (2021-04-11). Venezuela Hails NDP Demand for Canada to Leave the Lima Group. orinocotribune.com The Venezuelan government welcomed the support of the New Democratic Party (NDP) of Canada, one of the most important political movements in the North American country, which recently expressed its intention to promote respect for the sovereignty and self-determination of Venezuela. | Moreover, the leadership of the party, which is part of the parliamentary opposition in Canada, demanded that the Canadian government exit the self-styled Lima Group. | On this issue, Venezuelan Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza Montserrat, sent a message on behalf of President Nicolás Maduro and the Venezuelan people, wel…

Juan Cole (2021-04-11). Greening Earth and creating Jobs, Biden to slash Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Extend Wind, Solar Credits. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Reuters reports that President Biden intends to slash tax subsidies for fossil fuels like coal and petroleum and to use taxes instead to encourage renewable energy. Since jobs in the coal industry are plummeting, and since job growth in renewable electricity is over 3 percent a year, Biden's plans will …

_____ (2021-04-11). We Need Jobs And Healthcare, Not More Money For Bombs And Bullets. popularresistance.org Today, the Biden Administration released their budget proposal for Federal discretionary spending in Fiscal Year 2022. This included a proposal for a $753,000,000,000 Pentagon budget, an increase from President Trump's final enacted budget. This signals a concerning continuity with the Trump Administration which, over the course of four years, increased the Pentagon budget by $133 billion with bipartisan Congressional approval. | "Submitting a $753 billion Pentagon budget proposal during a historic pandemic while millions of working people across the country continue to struggle from the resulting economic turmoi…

Marco Teruggi (2021-04-11). Ecuador Elections: State of Emergency in the Aorta of Latin America. orinocotribune.com By Marco Teruggi — Apr 7, 2021 | Sunday will define who will be the new president of Ecuador and polls predict a close runoff. The candidates in dispute are oil and water: on one side the country's biggest banker, representing the elites and the neoliberal creed; on the other a leftist economist, heir to former president Rafael Correa, currently in exile. Will the indigenous movement tip the balance? Is there any guarantee of a fraud-free election? One thing is certain: the outcome will have a major impact on regional geopolitics. | State of emergency in Ecuador: the news was confirmed minutes after I finish…

Eve Ottenberg (2021-04-11). Ending Fracking by 2035. counterpunch.org Fracking was an issue in the last election, with Republicans accusing Biden of planning to end it and Biden defending himself by asserting he had no such plans. This is unfortunate. The planet-destroying reactionaries steered the conversation onto their turf and away from the brutal reality that if we want to survive as a species,

The Conversation (2021-04-11). Climate Change: Ocean Layer Mixing has slowed 6 times Faster than Scientists Feared, Endangering Sea Life. juancole.com By Phil Hosegood | — If you've ever been seasick, "stable" may be the last word you associate with the ocean. But as global temperatures rise, the world's oceans are technically becoming more stable. When scientists talk about ocean stability, they refer to how much the different layers of the sea mix with each other. …

Ron Jacobs (2021-04-11). Biden, Blinken and DOD. counterpunch.org Although the Blinken-Biden foreign policy approach may be more palatable to European governments and much of the US population, that doesn't mean it's that different from what preceded it. Besides the possible reinstatement of the Iran nuclear deal and a re-engagement with Cuba, little seems likely to change. US residents will continue to be told

Aaron Maté (2021-04-11). Former hostage responds to top diplomat calling Al Qaeda a US 'asset' in Syria. thegrayzone.com Lindsey Snell, a journalist who escaped Al Qaeda captivity in Syria, responds to a top US diplomat calling the militant group "an asset" amid a media-enabled PR campaign to whitewash its image. Amid a public relations campaign to rehabilitate the Al Qaeda franchise in Syria — which rules Idlib, Syria's last militant-controlled province — former top US diplomat James Jeffrey has called the group a US "asset." Lindsey Snell, an independent journalist who escaped captivity by Al Qaeda in Syria, …

Jim Hightower (2021-04-11). How the Pandemic spelled the end of Trickle-Down Economics: We need Wealth to Percolate up. juancole.com ( Otherwords.org) — The past year proves that a lot of conventional economic wisdom is neither true nor wise. For example: 1) "We don't have the money." The power elites tell us it would be nice to do the big-ticket reforms America needs, but the money just isn't there. Then a pandemic slammed into America, …

Ron Ridenour (2021-04-11). Ecuador's New Socialist Party Set to Win Elections Despite U.S. Intervention and Deceptive Identity Politics. globalresearch.ca Ever since the former President Rafael Correa-backed presidential candidate, Andrés Arauz…

Anish R M (2021-04-11). On second anniversary of Julian Assange's arrest, demand for his freedom echoes around the world. peoplesdispatch.org Demonstrations and vigils are being held across the world demanding freedom for Julian Assange who continues to be in jail as US authorities challenge the rejection of their extradition plea…

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Technology drives Beijing 2022 towards green and safe. ecns.cn The "Experience Beijing" ice sports testing program came to a successful end on Saturday as Beijing 2022 welcomed its 300-day countdown. Events of six ice sports were staged in five Olympic venues in downtown Beijing during the 10-day tests.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). China's top market regulator imposes penalty on Alibaba Group over monopoly conduct. ecns.cn File photo shows a logo of China's e-commerce giant Alibaba in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Wang Dingchang)…

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). China greenlights four sci-tech innovation IPOs. ecns.cn China's securities regulator has approved the initial public offerings (IPOs) of four companies on the science and technology innovation board.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Rescue underway after coal mine floods in Xinjiang. ecns.cn Rescue work is underway after a coal mine in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was flooded on Saturday, trapping 21 miners, local authorities said on Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Alibaba Group fined for monopolistic act of abusing dominant market position. ecns.cn China's State Administration for Market Regulation said Saturday it has fined Alibaba Group for the monopolistic act of abusing its dominant market position.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Shanghai Disneyland celebrates 5th birthday with brand-new firework show. ecns.cn A brand-new nighttime fireworks show called Illuminate!! A Nighttime Celebration made its debut at Shanghai Disney Resort to celebrate its 5th birthday on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). China willing to work with Brazil to promote comprehensive strategic partnership: Chinese FM. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday that China is willing to work with Brazil to promote their comprehensive strategic partnership to continue to make new progress.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). New issue of Boeing 737 MAX to put some jets grounded. ecns.cn Boeing announced on Friday that the company has recommended to 16 carriers that they address a potential electrical issue in a specific group of 737 MAX airplanes before further operations.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Shenzhen to stage another round of stepped-up digital yuan test this month. ecns.cn Shenzhen city is conducting another round of stepped-up digital yuan test from April 10 to 23, enlarging test population by 500,000, as China leads in the global race to employ a digital currency, according to an expert.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). China's garment industry sees further recovery in first two months. ecns.cn China's garment industry reported continued recovery in the first two months of the year, official data showed.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Beautiful Daqing-Guangzhou Highway in East China's Yifeng. ecns.cn Located in Yifeng County, Yichun City, the Wuning-Ji'an section of Daqing-Guangzhou Highway became shrouded in cloud and mist after a flurry of rain.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Sanya places 870 artificial reefs to improve marine ecology. ecns.cn A total of 870 artificial reefs with a total volume of more than 30,000 cubic meters are to be placed in the national marine ranching demonstration zone in Sanya Wuzhizhou Island in a month since April 8.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Hong Kong selects payment platforms to help disburse consumption vouchers. ecns.cn The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government has selected several payment platforms including AlipayHK and Octopus to help disburse consumption vouchers to residents under a pro-consumption scheme.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Indonesia's 6.1-magnitude quake leaves 8 deaths. ecns.cn Eight people were killed and 39 injured as the 6.1-magnitude quake struck off Indonesia's western province of East Java a day earlier, the National Disaster Management Agency said on Sunday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). UK mourns Prince Philip who dies at 99. ecns.cn The death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, at the age of 99, was announced by Buckingham Palace on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Xi: Step up crackdown on telecom, online fraud. ecns.cn Telecom and online fraud has become the fastest growing criminal offense that severely affects the public's sense of security as the internet has rapidly developed in recent years.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Iran launches advanced IR-6 uranium enrichment centrifuges to mark Day of Nuclear Technology. ecns.cn Iran celebrated its National Day of Nuclear Technology on Saturday with an event held simultaneously in Tehran and in nuclear sites in different Iranian cities, in which advanced IR-6 centrifuges started operating, and more than 100 other nuclear industry innovations were unveiled.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Hainan to be focal point of reforms. ecns.cn The central government on Friday launched a series of financial measures to turn Hainan Free Trade Port into a focal point of China's deepened reforms, showing the nation's latest efforts to further open up to the world, said experts.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Athletes praise China's National Speed Skating Oval. ecns.cn The National Speed Skating Oval, also known as "The Ice Ribbon", is the only new venue built for ice events of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Vocational education climbing to new heights in China. ecns.cn China is home to 30.88 million students currently acquiring skills in 11,300 vocational education institutions, according to statistics from the Ministry of Education.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Chinese FM urges continuity, stability of China-EU relations. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday called on China and the European Union (EU) to maintain continuity and stability of their relations and to jointly confront destabilizing factors in the world as well as various global problems.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Inflation this year to be kept within range. ecns.cn Any major risks brought by surging inflation will remain at bay in China over the coming months amid falling pork prices and a moderate recovery in domestic demand, officials and experts said on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). China commemorates 50th anniversary of Ping-Pong Diplomacy. ecns.cn A special event was held here on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Ping-Pong Diplomacy between China and the United States.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). India records over 150,000 daily COVID-19 cases, tally at 13,358,805. ecns.cn India reported a record high of 152,879 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the total tally to 13,358,805, according to data released by the federal government.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Hong Kong reports 13 new COVID-19 cases. ecns.cn Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported 13 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, taking the tally to 11,581.

Nicholas Freudenberg (2021-04-11). Corporate Versus Public Control of Science And Technology. zcomm.org Are the public health crises of the last decade harbingers of a world doomed to declining human and planetary health or a wakeup call to act now to create a better future?

Oscar Perry Abello (2021-04-11). LA Mall Purchase Would Be the Biggest Victory Yet for Community-Driven Development. zcomm.org Until now there was never a project of this scale for community ownership of community spaces for the benefit of community rather than the purpose of making a lot of money…

Julia Wright (2021-04-11). The Significance of the NUMSA Appeal to the World for Mumia Abu-Jamal. zcomm.org Trade unions such as NUMSA are important to offset…

Kevin A. Young (2021-04-11). Georgia's Voter Suppression Is Sparking Boycotts. zcomm.org History Shows They Can Work…

Jeff Schuhrke (2021-04-11). The Movement to End At-Will Employment Is Getting Serious. zcomm.org Unlike much of the world, the U.S. doesn't ensure "just cause" employment. This coalition in Illinois hopes to change that…

Arundhati Roy (2021-04-11). "Capitalism has Become a Weapon of Mass Destruction" zcomm.org Interview on India, nationalism, literature and politics…

Bruce Hartford (2021-04-11). Jim Crow Voting Laws — Then and Now. zcomm.org Though the old and new methods and details are different, the political goal remains the same — maintenance of white-supremacy…

Inge Fryklund (2021-04-11). The U.S. War on Drugs is Driving the Displacement Crisis. zcomm.org Why are desperate refugees turning up on the U.S. border? Because we have offloaded the costs of the drug war on Latin America…

Juan Cole (2021-04-11). Greening Earth and creating Jobs. zcomm.org Biden to slash Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Extend Wind, Solar Credits…

Kenny Stancil (2021-04-11). Biden Creates Commission to Study Supreme Court Reform. zcomm.org "To restore our democracy, we must expand the Supreme Court," says Rep. Mondaire Jones…

Gustavo Lopardo, Waldo H. Belloso, Esteban Nannini, Mariana Colonna, Santiago Sanguineti, Vanesa Zylberman, Luciana Muñoz, Martín Dobarro, Gabriel Lebersztein, Javier Farina, Gabriela Vidiella, Anselmo Bertetti, Favio Crudo, Maria Fernanda Alzogaray, Laura Barcelona, Ricardo Teijeiro, Sandra Lambert, Darío Scublinsky, Marisa Iacono, Vanina Stanek, Rubén Solari, Pablo Cruz, Marcelo Martín Casas, Lorena Abusamra, Héctor Lucas Luciardi, Alberto Cremona, Diego Caruso, Bernardo de Miguel, Santiago Perez Lloret, Susana Millán, Yael Kilstein, Ana Pereiro, Omar Sued, Pedro Cahn, Linus Spatz, Fernando Goldbaum, INM005 Study Group (2021-04-11). [Research Paper] RBD-specific polyclonal F(ab ¥)2 fragments of equine antibodies in patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 disease: A randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, adaptive phase 2/3 clinical trial. thelancet.com Albeit not having reached the primary endpoint, we found clinical improvement of hospitalized patients with SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia, particularly those with severe disease.

Anonymous669 (2021-04-11). Israeli-French Drone Spotted In Moroccan Airport. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. | A drone jointly developed by France and Israel was recently spotted in a Moroccan airport located on the coast of the disputed region of Western Sahara. | On April 10, a number of sources shared a photo showing the drone, identified as an EADS Harfang, in Dakhla Airport. A short video of the drone flying over an unspecified part of Morocco also surfaced online. | The Harfang, known as Système Intérimaire de Drone [The Interim medium-altitude, long-endurance drone system] was specially developed…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-11). ISIS Cells Sustain Heavy Losses In New Wave of Russian Airstrikes On Central Syria. southfront.org Illustrative image | On April 11, the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) resumed its combat operations against ISIS cells in Syria's central region. | Russian warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes on the terrorist group's hideouts in the following areas: | The outskirts of the town of al-Sukhanh in eastern Homs; | The administrative border between Raqqa and Deir Ezzor; | The Ithriyah road in eastern Hama. | According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, ISIS cells sust…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-11). Turkey To Fulfill Egypt's Demands, Withdraw Mercenaries From Libya Within Five Months — Report. southfront.org File image | Turkey has laid down a detailed roadmap to normalize relations with Egypt within five months, the al-Arabiya TV reported on April 11. | Earlier this week, Egypt A s…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-11). Houthis Attack Warplanes Shelters In Saudi Jizan Airport and King Khalid Air Base. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | On April 11, the Houthis (Ansar Allah) attacked two airfields in the southern region of Saudi Arabia with suicide drones. | Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Yemeni group, announced that two Qasef-2K drones had been launched at Jizan Regional Airport in the province of Jizan and King Khalid Air Base in the province of 'Asir. The drones targeted warplanes shelters. | The spokesman claimed that the attack was successful. According to him, the attack was a res…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-11). Mysterious Fire Burned Down Military Base In Donetsk — Report. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 10, the fire in the building of the former Donetsk meat processing plant broke out. Explosions were reportedly heard on the territory of the plant. | The fire was localized after midnight on April 11, almost 100 people participated in the extinguishing, according the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DPR. | On April 11, On April 11, more detailed information about the fire was revealed. An officer of the Russian special services and former DPR warlord, Igor…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-11). A New Conspiracy Targeting Sinjar. southfront.org Displaced Yazidi people, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, near the Syrian border town of Elierbeh of Al-Hasakah Governorate August 10, 2014. | Written by Once more, it seems the Yezidi-populated area Sinjar is under imminent threat — as it has been for quite a while. Sinjar has become a thorn in Erdogan's e…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-11). Military Situation In Yemen On April 11, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Liaison and Coordination Officers' Operations Room (loyal to Ansar Allah) reported 245 ceasefire violations in al-Hudaydah during the past 24 hours | On April 10, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 3 airstrikes on the Haradh area | On April 10, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Khab and Shaaf area | On April 10, Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted 4 airstrikes on the Sarwah area | On April 10, Ansar Allah repelled an attack by the Saudi…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-11). Recent Israeli Strikes On Syria Destroyed Air Defense Systems, Warehouse: Satellite Images. southfront.org Illustrative: An Israeli Air Force F-35 Lightning II fighter jet takes part in a graduation ceremony for IAF pilots at the Hatzerim base in Israel's Negev desert on December 26, 2018. (Jack Guez/AFP) | The recent The…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-11). Syrian Mercenaries Deny Fighting In Karabakh After Complaint Video Went Viral. southfront.org Screen grab from the new video, originally posted on Twitter by (@rahhalahmad06) | Recently, a The mercenaries seen in the video have now retracted their confession in a laughable manner in an attempt to clear the name of a notorious Turkish-backed…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-11). Military Situation In Syria On April 11, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 10, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 22 times: 11 — in Idlib province, 4 — in Latakia province, 4 — in Hama province, 3 in Aleppo province | On April 10, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions in the town of Ain Issa | On April 10, the SDF arrested 13 ISIS suspects in the al-Hawl refugee camp | On April 10, ISIS took responsibility for two attacks against the SDF in the Shahil…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-11). Military Situation In Afghanistan On April 11, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | 95 Taliban members were killed and 39 others were wounded in Baghlan, Takhar, Balkh, Ghazni, Badakhshan, Uruzgan, Helmand and Kandahar provinces during 24 past hours, according to the Afghanistan MoD | On April 11, one person was killed and two were wounded in an armed attack on a vehicle carrying security guards of the deputy head of the Senate's secretariat in Qala-e-Kashif area of Kabul's district 5 | On April 11, a series of protests took place in Mazar i Shar…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-11). Electrical "Incident" Strikes Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility. southfront.org FILE IMAGE: An Iranian technician is at the Natanz enrichment facility | On April 11, parts of the electrical grid at Iran's main nuclear facilities at Natanz have been compromised after an "incident", according to the reports by Al Jazeera."The reasons behind the incident are being investigated and additional information will be provided later," spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi told the Fars News Agency. | There were no casualties as a result of the incident. No environmental poll…

Labor Video Projec t (2021-04-11). USF, Hanging Nooses & The Struggle Against Racism with BSU President. indybay.org Another hanging noose has been put up at the University of San Francisco. UCF BSU president Brianna Johnson talks with WorkWeek about this incident and how the University officials have dealt with this.,…

Center for Biological Diversity (2021-04-11). Thursday 4/15: Saving Life on Earth: Creating Just, Secure, and Wildlife-Friendly Food Systems in America. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Ines Schwerdtner (2021-04-11). Neoliberalism prevents forward-looking policies. indybay.org Never learned! Not only since 30 years, please, it is round about 200 years since Rockefeller and Standard Oil. Today now we have to bitterly accept that the planet is not a factory and not a limited company. Capitalism is not an option for life!

Speak Out Now (2021-04-11). Saturday 5/1: (Online) May Day 2021: Celebrating the Struggles of the Past. indybay.org Online meeting, see website for details…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-04-11). Wells Fargo and BlackRock Fossil Fuel Funding Protested. indybay.org Activists paint street mural on Montgomery Street and leave their mark at BlackRock…

TANC, 1921 Walnut, People's Park Committee (2021-04-11). Saturday 4/24: Save 1921 Walnut, Save People's Park! indybay.org 1921 Walnut Street | Berkeley, CA 94704…

WSWS repost (2021-04-11). What has been revealed in the trial of Derek Chauvin? indybay.org The criminal trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with the murder of George Floyd, has provided a glimpse into the grim reality of American society.

Eugene E Ruyle (2021-04-11). Sunday 4/11: Ten Things for US to Understand about Latin America. indybay.org ZOOM meeting. Login info available on our website: ICSSMARX.ORG

California Poor People's Campaign (2021-04-11). Sunday 4/18: "The Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution" Film & Panel w/ Filmmaker. indybay.org Online event…

Labor Video Project (2021-04-11). Teachers Against Dying, AFT and The Pandemic With Texas Teacher Michael Hull. indybay.org Texas teacher and founder of Teachers Against Dying talks about the effect of Covid and the pandemic on teachers, students and their families. He also discusses the role of the AFT including a debate he had with Randi Weingarten national president of the union.

Youth Art Exchange (2021-04-11). Thursday 4/15: (415) Public Gallery: Handmade COVID Cards Workshop with Sofie Ramos. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

_____ (2021-04-11). 'Pacification' — the Euphemism for Brazil's Dictatorship Under Bolsonaro. strategic-culture.org While Bolsonaro may have recently stirred a rift between the government and the military, any divergences or differences of opinion or strategy between both entities will still veer toward the right-wing ideology. | In July 1963, the Kennedy administration

_____ (2021-04-11). Blinken's Winking and Nodding to the Neocons. strategic-culture.org Biden's Western Hemisphere foreign policy is not much different from that of Obama's, Wayne Madsen writes. | Like proverbial bad pennies, the neocon imperialists who plagued the Barack Obama administration have turned up in force in Joe Biden's State Department. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has given more than winks and nods to the dastardly duo of Victoria Nuland, slated to become Blinken's Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, the number three position at the State Department, and Samantha Power, nominated to become the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). | Nul…

_____ (2021-04-11). How Bellingcat Launders National Security State Talking Points Into the Press. strategic-culture.org For a self-proclaimed citizen journalism outfit, an alarming number of Bellingcat's staff and contributors come from highly suspect backgrounds, including high-level positions in military and intelligence agencies. | By Alan MACLEOD | Investigative site

_____ (2021-04-11). COVID Runs the 9/11 Playbook (Against You) (Again). strategic-culture.org Peter VAN BUREN | After fanning COVID panic for a year, Democratic newsletter Salon continues "Trump's rejection of sensible precautions caused many of his political opponents to run hard in the opposite direction, embracing the lockdowns as if they were a point of per…

Ryan Grim (2021-04-11). Republicans Are Poised to Gerrymander Their Way Back to the Majority. zcomm.org But only if Democrats stand aside and let them…

People Before Profits (2021-04-11). US is 13th in Infrastructure, 27th in Education and Healthcare. indybay.org As Pres. Biden embarked on a campaign for improving US infrastructure by raising the corporate tax to 28% (was 53% in 1950s), he provided a ringing indictment of the US private-profit-first economy with a list of the 12 countries that have better infrastructure than the US: 1. Singapore, 2. Netherlands, 3. China, 4. Switzerland, 5. Japan, 6. South Korea, 7. Spain, 8. Germany, 9. France, 10. Austria, 11. United Kingdom, 12. United Arab Emirates. See mothership.sg/2021/04/joe-biden-infrastr…

PANGEA (2021-04-11). Intervista a N. Nikonorova, ministro degli Esteri della Repubblica Popolare di Donetsk. globalresearch.ca Sul filo del rasoio: nel mezzo della crescente tensione tra Kiev e il Donbass, Natalia Nikonorova, ministro degli Esteri della Repubblica Popolare di Donetsk, descrive la situazione militare ed economica nel suo paese e le aspettative durante la nuova …

teleSUR (2021-04-11). Bolivian President Votes in Subnational Elections. telesurenglish.net The president of Bolivia, Luis Arce, exercised on Sunday morning his right to vote in the subnational elections in his country this Sunday. The president voted in the educational unit Miguel del Cervantes in the department of La Paz. | RELATED: | Arce praised this Sunday the democratic vocation of Bolivia and Latin America that go to the polls to resolve their differences through the vote. | "Once again, the Bolivian peo…

RT (2021-04-11). Matt Gaetz says he might be 'wanted by the deep state' as House committee probes underage sex claims, corruption allegations. rt.com Representative Matt Gaetz, who has been investigated by fellow lawmakers and federal prosecutors for alleged sexual misdeeds and corruption, has suggested the 'deep state' is working to frame him, as he protested his innocence. | "I may be a canceled man in some corners. I may even be a wanted man by the Deep State. But I hear the millions of Americans who feel forgotten, canceled, ignored, marginalized and targeted," Gaetz tweeted on Saturday, adding that he is still supported by "the silent majority." | I may be a canceled man in some corners. I may even be a wanted man by the Deep State. | But I hear the mi…

RT (2021-04-11). 10-hour Hawaii hotel standoff ends after 'US Navy' man who barricaded himself in room & fired gunshots kills himself. rt.com A man believed to be a US Navy serviceman has apparently committed suicide after barricading himself in a Hawaii hotel room and firing several gunshots. Police say they had only been waiting for the man to "give up." | The Kahala Hotel and Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii was locked down for around 10 hours on Saturday evening while the shooter remained in his room, and guests were forced to sleep in the lobby, where staff distributed food, pillows, and blankets. | Though the unnamed serviceman is said to have fired several shots, no injuries were reported, and Honolulu Police Capt. Brian Lynch claimed officers were…

RT (2021-04-11). 'Woke imperialism strikes again': CNN faces backlash after it defends keeping US troops in Afghanistan by citing women's rights. rt.com An attempt by CNN to rally against the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan on the pretext of protecting women's rights there has drawn pushback, with netizens criticizing the notion as driven by an imperialist agenda. | "Concerns mount that US withdrawal from Afghanistan could risk progress on women's rights," read the headline on the

RT (2021-04-11). Michigan governor's office dismisses 'partisan' report revealing top aide headed to Florida for spring break. rt.com A top aide for Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is facing criticism for defying Covid-19 travel warnings from her boss and traveling to the less-strict Florida for a vacation. | Tricia L. Foster, appointed by Whitmer as her chief operations officer, took her trip to Florida only days after the governor warned against doing exactly that. | Whitmer warned this week she was concerned about Michigan residents taking spring break trips to Florida, which has far less strict pandemic restrictions, and returning to the state. Her top aide apparently wasn't listening as she posted photos from Siesta Key to her Facebo…

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). WHO slams 'shocking imbalance' in global vaccine distribution. ecns.cn The World Health Organization has called out a "shocking imbalance" in the global distribution of vaccines, with rich nations far outstripping poorer countries in their immunization drives.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Sinopharm, CoronaVac to be assessed between April 26 and May 3: WHO. ecns.cn Chinese vaccines Sinopharm and CoronaVac (Sinovac) are in the final stage of evaluation by the Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization (WHO) and a "final decision" should be made between April 26 and May 3, a WHO official said in a press conference on Friday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Panama approves emergency use of Chinese vaccine against COVID-19. ecns.cn Panamanian health authorities on Friday approved the emergency use of the CoronaVac vaccine developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac.

Eric Sagonowsky (2021-04-11). Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine Under Scrutiny at EMA after 4 'Serious Cases' of Unusual Blood Clots. globalresearch.ca AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine has dominated headlines as reports of rare blood …

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Chile receives new shipment of Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines. ecns.cn A new batch of CoronaVac vaccine from China's Sinovac arrived in Chile on Saturday to become part of the country's vaccination campaign against the COVID-19.

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Low-income nations have received just 0.2 pct of all COVID-19 shots given. ecns.cn The vast majority of COVID-19 vaccines administered have so far gone to wealthy nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported.

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-11). Turkey demands return of Crimea, suppression of Donbass, NATO membership for Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Turkey demands return of Crimea, suppression of Donbass, NATO membership for UkraineRick Rozoff Two days after donning combat gear while visiting government troops at the Donbass battle line, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky flew to the Turkish capital of Ankara to join the nation's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a tête-à -tête and a meeting of the …

Staff (2021-04-11). Trumpism Is Not Just an American Problem. It's Festering in the UK. truthout.org When Donald Trump was driven out of office, many of us hoped that would be the end not just of the man himself, but of the politics he represented. In the U.K., however, Trumpism has continued to gain momentum. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party, the U.K. government has taken a distinct authoritarian turn, using the pandemic as a cover for introducing laws and regulations to criminalize protest and facilitating police repression against communities of color.

Staff (2021-04-11). More Than 3,600 US Health Care Workers Have Died in the Pandemic's First Year. truthout.org More than 3,600 U.S. health care workers perished in the first year of the pandemic, according to " Lost on the Frontline is the most complete accounting of U.S. health care worker deaths. The federal government has not comprehensively tracked…

Staff (2021-04-11). Pentagon and Tax Cheats Already Cost Taxpayers Far More Than Biden's Job Plan. truthout.org Is President Biden's $2.3 trillion jobs plan too big? Conservatives are arguing that the package is too expensive and its broad reach is unnecessary. | In order to assess the size and necessity of the bill, it's important to situate Biden's jobs plan within a larger federal budget context. Looking at the spending patterns going back decades, the upshot is that the Biden plan is really not all that big, especially given how overdue it is. In fact, progressives have argued that the package, whi…

Staff (2021-04-11). Sanders Calls for Democrats to Pursue Big Legislative Agenda Without Republicans. truthout.org Sen. Bernie Sanders, chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, said Saturday that amid the immediate emergencies of climate change, Covid-19, mass unemployment, and homelessness, congressional Democrats cannot afford to dampen their infrastructure ambitions in the hopes of winning support from "The time is now to go forward,"

CP Editor (2021-04-11). John Prine — Summer's End. counterpunch.org

_____ (2021-04-11). Echoes Of B.C.'s War In The Woods As Fairy Creek Blockade Builds. popularresistance.org British Columbia – Hundreds of activists are digging in at logging road blockades across a swath of southern Vancouver Island, vowing to stay as long as it takes to pressure the provincial government to immediately halt cutting of what they say is the last 3 per cent of giant old-growth trees left in the province. | The situation echoes the 1993 "war in the woods" in nearby Clayoquot Sound, which saw nearly 1,000 people arrested at similar logging blockades in the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history. | Tensions are rising. Just this weekend, the activists stopped a team of old-growth tree cutter…

news.un (2021-04-11). Somalia: 'Prioritize the national interest' international partners urge, as political stalemate continues. news.un.org The UN and international partners working to support a lasting peace and democratic election process across Somalia, said on Sunday that they were highly concerned by the current situation there, calling on Somali leaders to "prioritize the national interest" and resolve their political impasse.

news.un (2021-04-11). Somalia: 'Prioritise the national interest' international partners urge, as political stalemate continues. news.un.org The UN and international partners working to support a lasting peace and democratic election process across Somalia, said on Sunday that they were highly concerned by the current situation there, calling on Somali leaders to "prioritize the national interest" and resolve their political impasse.

news.un (2021-04-11). FROM THE FIELD: providing hope for those living with HIV in Yemen. news.un.org Living with HIV in Yemen, a country mired in a seemingly interminable conflict, is particularly challenging, with medical supplies hard to come by, and only around half of all health facilities fully operational.

Moderator (2021-04-11). We Should All Be Afraid of the New Cold War. scheerpost.com U.S. Pacific Fleet / CC BY-NC 2.0] By William Astore / TomDispatch The future isn't what it used to be. As a teenager in the 1970s, I watched a lot of TV science fiction shows, notably Space: 1999 and UFO, that imagined a near future of major moon bases and alien attacks on Earth. Movies of that era like Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey envisioned colossal spaceships and space stations… |

RT (2021-04-11). Trump reportedly loses it over 'son of a b**ch' McConnell and 'full of crap' Fauci in rant to Republican donors. rt.com At a retreat for Republican donors in Mar-a-Lago, former president Donald Trump allegedly launched a full-blown expletive-laden tirade targeting political enemies such as Mitch McConnell and Anthony Fauci. | Trump's ire arose mainly from his continued belief that the 2020 presidential election was rigged against him, according to reports from the New York Times and Washington Post. | The former president allegedly ripped McConnell and even his vice president, Mike Pence, for not doing more to support his fraud claims. | "I wish that Mike Pence had the courage to send it back to the legislatures," Trump was quo…

Roger Stoll (2021-04-11). The Revolution Won't Be Stopped: Nicaragua Advances Despite US Unconventional Warfare. orinocotribune.com By Roger Stoll — Apr 8, 2021 | Republican strategist Karl Rove often advised his clients to attack not the enemy's weaknesses but its strengths. The bipartisan US foreign policy disinformation machine has taken Rove's advice with tedious devotion. So, to attack Nicaragua, the machine's fabrications and propaganda have targeted some of that country's strengths: gender equity, Indigenous rights and autonomy, democracy, sovereignty, and a successful response to the pandemic, as well as the Sandinista government's great popularity. | This should not surprise. It's the same Rovian method used against Nicaragua's…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-11). Egypt train crash: Prosecutor says driver 'was not at controls' during incident. middleeasteye.net Egypt train crash: Prosecutor says driver 'was not at controls' during incident | Investigation disputes suspects' claims they were in the train's cabin at the time of crash | Sun, 04/11/2021 – 14: 59 | The March 26 crash killed at least 20 people and left 199 injured near Sohag in southern Egypt (AFP) | Egypt's prosecutor said the driver and his assistant were not at the controls at the m…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-11). Yemen's Marib battle raging on three fronts, leaving 123 dead in two days. middleeasteye.net Yemen's Marib battle raging on three fronts, leaving 123 dead in two days | Pro-government sources say Houthis have made progress on the Kassara and Al-Mashjah fronts | Sun, 04/11/2021 – 15: 36 | A fighter with forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed government holds a position against Houthi fighters in Yemen's northeastern Marib province, on 6 April 2021 (AFP) | At least 123 pro-government…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-11). Iran nuclear deal: Israel says to work closely together with US amid Vienna talks. middleeasteye.net Iran nuclear deal: Israel says to work closely together with US amid Vienna talks | US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin is on a two-day trip to Israel to discuss regional security and US arms supplies | Sun, 04/11/2021 – 10: 45 | President Hassan Rouhani reviews Iran's new nuclear achievements during the National Nuclear Energy Day in Tehran, 10 April 2021 (Reuters) | Israel will work clo…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-11). Jordan's King Abdullah makes first joint appearance with Prince Hamzah since rift. middleeasteye.net Jordan's King Abdullah makes first joint appearance with Prince Hamzah since rift | Prince Hamzah was put under house arrest after he was accused of instigating an attempted coup and destabilising the country | Sun, 04/11/2021 – 12: 07 | A handout picture released by the Jordanian Royal Palace on 11 April 2021 shows Jordan's King Abdullah (C), Crown Prince Hussein (R) and Prince Hamzah (2n…

Nur Ayoubi (2021-04-11). BAFTA: Palestinian film 'The Present' wins best short film award. middleeasteye.net BAFTA: Palestinian film 'The Present' wins best short film award | Set in the occupied West Bank, the film's achievement is testament to its accurate representation of the Palestinian experience | Sun, 04/11/2021 – 12: 43 | "The Present" is also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film | The Present, a movie set in the occupied West Bank and directed by British-Palestinian filmmaker F…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-11). Iran accuses Israel of 'terrorism' after nuclear facility incident. middleeasteye.net Iran accuses Israel of 'terrorism' after nuclear facility incident | An electrical problem at the Natanz nuclear facility took place a day after the launch of new advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges | Sun, 04/11/2021 – 18: 25 | Israeli public radio cited intelligence sources as saying that Israel's Mossad spy agency had carried out a cyber attack at the site (AFP) | An incident at Iran…

Bob Lord (2021-04-11). Feast Your Eyes on the Trillion-Dollar SUV. commondreams.org The concentration of America's wealth has hit still another terrifying new milestone. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Joel Blei ≠fuss (2021-04-11). What's Really Behind the Opposition to a $15 Minimum Wage. commondreams.org Fifty-seven senators from both parties are determined to preserve an economic system that rewards the rich and punishes the poor. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dorothy Grace Guerrero (2021-04-11). Vaccine Apartheid: A Threat to an Inclusive COP26. commondreams.org Rich nations are vaccinating one person every second while the majority of the poorest nations are yet to give a single dose. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Eliza Sweren-Becker (2021-04-11). Arizona Republicans Declare Their Opposition to Democracy. commondreams.org After officially objecting to the federal reforms in the For the People Act, the state legislature is considering a raft of voter suppression bills. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

David Coman-Hidy (2021-04-11). American Consumers Deserve Better Than US Retailers Like Costco Provide. commondreams.org Grocery chains like Costco in the U.S. need to commit to making substantial changes that improve the welfare of chickens in their supply chains here at home. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-04-11). 'The Time Is Now to Go Forward': Sanders Says Dems Can't Waste Time Catering to Obstructionist GOP. commondreams.org "When the scientists tell us we have five or six years before there will be irreparable damage done because of climate change, I'm not going to slow down." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-04-11). Marking Two Years Since Assange's Arrest, Press Freedom Advocates Demand Biden DOJ Drop All Charges. commondreams.org "Shame on the U.S. and U.K. It's time to free Assange!" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Dean Baker (2021-04-11). A Vaccine Summit: Taking the Pandemic Seriously. commondreams.org This would mean suspending intellectual property claims over these vaccines. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-04-11). As Rich Countries Shield Pharma Monopolies, Just 0.2% of Covid Vaccine Doses Have Gone to Poor Nations. commondreams.org "We need the cooperation of the whole world and the elimination of all the barriers to the production and distribution of vaccines." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). Iranian 1st VP receives South Korean PM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) — Iranian First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri received South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Sunday evening at Tehran's Sa'd Abad.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). South Korean PM arrives in Iran to discuss Seoul-Tehran ties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) — South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun arrived in Tehran on Sunday afternoon to discuss the ways to enhance the Seoul-Tehran relations.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). Removal of JCPOA-related sanctions not sufficient. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) — A source close to the Vienna talks says a possible US removal of JCPOA-related sanctions is not enough, and that all sanctions, including those re-labeled under the former US administration, will have to be terminated.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). Shots fired inside hotel in Hawaii. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) — An armed man barricaded himself inside a hotel room at a resort in Honolulu and fired shots through the door.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). India to have Chabahar port inaugurated by next month. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) — Accelerating its job in the strategic Iranian port of Chabahar, India expects the port to be operational by next month.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). 22nd martyrdom anniv. of Sayyad Shirazi observed in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) — The commemoration ceremony of 22nd martyrdom anniversary of Brigadier General Ali Sayyad Shirazi was held in Tehran on Sat. in the presence of Chief Commander of Iran's Army Major General Seyyed Abdolrahim Mousavi.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). US maximum pressure led to advance of Iran nuclear program. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) — Russia's Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna said that the continuation of the maximum pressure policy led to the advancement of the Iranian nuclear program.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). Iran calls on S Korea to release Iran's frozen assets ASAP. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) — Iran's First Vice President called on South Korea to release Iran's foreign exchange resources as soon as possible and compensate for the problems of recent years with practical measures.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). Iranain architect elected as LOOP Design Awards jury member. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) — Award-winning professional Iranian architect, Nima Keivani, has been elected as a jury member at Portugal's LOOP Design Awards.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). Iran-Korea talk important for progress of 2 countries people. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) — South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said that talk between Islamic Republic of Iran and South Korea is underway which is important for the progress of people of the two countries.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). Zoroastrians free to hold their own religious rituals in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) — Recognized by the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Zoroastrianism's followers have always been free to hold their own celebrations, rituals, and religious affairs in Iran during the past decades.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). Iranian documentaries to vie at Trento film fest. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) — Two documentaries directed by Arman Gholipour Dashtaki are to vie at the 69th edition Trento Film Festival.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). 3 more wrestling berths for Iran at Tokyo Asian qualifier. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) — Iranian wrestling freestylers secured three more berths at the Asian Olympic qualification tournament in Almaty in Kazakhstan.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). 'Left Handed' ready to vie at intl. festivals. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 12 (MNA) — Directed by Nasrin Mohammadpour, the short film 'Left Handed' is ready to take part in domestic and international festivals.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). Biden admin committed to Israel's security: Austin. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) — US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin who has traveled to Palestinian-occupied territories, reiterated the US' commitment to safeguarding the Israeli regime.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). Iraq's national security advisor due in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) — Iraq's National Security Advisor Qasim Muhammad Jalal Al-Araji is scheduled to visit Tehran to hold talks with senior Iranian officials on issues of mutual interest.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). Tehran keen on boosting coop. with Baghdad via a 5-year doc. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) — According to Iran's Minister of Cooperatives, Labour, and Social Welfare, Iran seeks to expand bilateral cooperation with Iraq in the framework of a long term 5-year document which has been finalized.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). Iran, Kuwait stress enhancing coop. in drug trafficking fight. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) — Islamic Republic of Iran and Kuwait emphasized on strengthening and enhancing bilateral cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). COVID-19 daily new cases at 21,063 in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) — The total number of people infected with the coronavirus in Iran during the last 24 hours has reached 21,063 as some 258 more Iranians have died from the disease, the Health Ministry said.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). Rights reserved to act against Natanz incident perpetrators. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) — Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Chief said that Iran reserves the rights to act against perpetrators of the Natanz incident.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). Foreign media hype on cause of incident in Natanz 'dismissed'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) — Turning to the incident that happened today in Natanz enrichment facility, supervisor of Technical Department of the site said that what has been released by foreign media outlets on the cause of incident lacks any real basis.

Mehr News Agency (2021-04-11). Zionist regime TV claims Mossad behind Natanz incident. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) — An Israeli media claimed that Intelligence Agency of the regime (Mossad) was involved in the incident happened in Natanz Nuclear Enrichment Site on Sunday.

The Canary (2021-04-11). David Cameron's lobbying scandal gets even murkier. thecanary.co It's been reported that David Cameron took scandal-hit Australian financier Lex Greensill for a "private drink" with health secretary Matt Hancock. This was to discuss a payment scheme later rolled out in the NHS. | The developments are the latest in a lobbying controversy that has dogged the Conservative former prime minister in recent weeks. | Questions were mounting over his efforts to secure access for the finance company Greensill Capital, which later collapsed. | Cronyism: | The Sunday Times also reported that Cameron messaged a senior adviser to Boris Johnson to lobby for Greensill. Following this,…

The Canary (2021-04-11). Teenager among five killed by Indian soldiers in Kashmir. thecanary.co Government forces killed five suspected rebels, including a teenager, in gun fights in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said on 11 April. | Rebellion: | The back-to-back clashes began late on 10 April. This was after troops cordoned off two villages in southern Kashmir's Shopian and Bijbehara areas, based on intelligence that anti-India militants were hiding there, police said. Three militants were killed and two soldiers wounded in Shopian, inspector general Vijay Kumar told reporters. | One of the dead militants was a teenage boy who, according to officials, had joined rebel ranks few days earlier. | K…

The Canary (2021-04-11). Muslim health professionals urge community to get vaccinated even whilst observing Ramadan. thecanary.co Mosques are preparing for Ramadan after the holy month had to be observed during coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions last year without the usual community prayer gatherings. | Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, begins with the first sighting of the new moon. It's expected on 13 April this year in the UK, although this may change. | Vaccinations: | Many Muslims abstain from all eating and drinking during daylight hours. But Muslim medical professionals have urged those fasting to still get vaccinated against coronavirus. | Salman Waqar, from the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA), sp…

teleSUR (2021-04-10). Ecuador: an Election With Global Impact on Banking and Tax Heavens. telesurenglish.net Candidates Guillermo Lasso, a 65-year-old elite banker; and Andres Arauz, a 36-year-old progressive former Central Bank official have very different visions of how to lead Ecuador out of the pandemic and the current economic recession, but also on the role of international banking, he says in an article published by rebelion.org. | RELATED: | "In 2016, the Panama Papers leak exposed the extent to which the worl…

teleSUR (2021-04-10). Perú: The Most Complex Election Ever. telesurenglish.net Perú is again facing a complex general election, in the context of perhaps the worst political economic and health crisis in decades. The spectacular loss of popular credibility in the political establishment is mirrored in the amount of presidential hopefuls: 18 of them, of which polls show nothing less than five in technical tie. Abstention from voting is expected to run high.

Kenny Stancil (2021-04-10). Biden creates commission to study Supreme Court expansion, other reforms. nationofchange.org "Congress has the power, and the constitutional duty, to set the size of the court, as it has seven times throughout our history."

Joshua Cho (2021-04-10). Western media incite anti-Asian racism when they join in Cold War against China. mronline.org Over the past few weeks, the subject of anti-Asian racism has received an unusual degree of Western media attention, ever since a video showing the January 28 killing of Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year-old Thai immigrant in San Francisco, was widely shared on social media. | April 10, 2021 | Newswire…

Walter C. Medina (2021-04-10). Así de fácil, así de simple: Biden apuesta por más campos de concentración para niños migrantes. globalizacion.ca A poco más de un mes de que se difundieran las imágenes de los primeros niños migrantes enjaulados por la flamante administración Biden, el Pentágono aprobó el uso de la base de Camp Roberts -en el Estado de California- para…

Yanis Iqbal (2021-04-10). Understanding India's Migrant Workers' Crisis Through the Prism of Commodity Fetishism. orinocotribune.com By Yanis Iqbal — Apr 8, 2021 | As the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies in India, migrant workers are returning back to their villages. Imposition of new restrictions to contain the virus — like the announcement of a night curfew in Delhi — has instilled fears in workers that they will be rendered jobless and get stuck in the industrial centres where they are precariously employed. Migrant workers in several states have been seen waiting to board buses and trains bound for their homes in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, as their source of income dries up because of Covid-related curbs. The L…

Brenton Brookings (2021-04-10). Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant faces rightwing recall campaign. liberationnews.org "The recall is a sign that the ruling class is deeply fearful of the growth of peaceful protest and workplace actions that are coming as the crisis of capitalism escalates," Sawant said to a crowd of enthusiastic supporters at a rally in Seattle's Cal Anderson Park on April 3.

_____ (2021-04-10). Truth Commission Details Horrible Crimes Akin To Native American Genocide And Slavery. popularresistance.org With a new Cold War heating up between the U.S. and Russia and China, Witness for Peace Southwest, Addicted to War and CodePink organized a Truth Commission on the original Cold War on March 21st, which brought together the testimony of historians, activists and others who lived through the period. | Following a hearing three years ago, the Zoom event was hosted by Frank Dorrel, publisher of the popular anti-war text Addicted to War, and Rachel Bruhnke, a high school Spanish teacher and member of Witness for Peace Southwest. In her opening remarks, Bruhnke emphasized that the Cold War should rank as one of three…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-10). Pre-emptive Nuclear War: The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran. globalresearch.ca The text below is Chapter III of Michel Chossudovsky's book entitled: This chapter provides a …

WSWS (2021-04-10). Australian government moving on from war crimes in Afghanistan to prepare war against China. wsws.org Five months after an official inquiry revealed "credible evidence" of Australian atrocities in Afghanistan, Defence Minister Peter Dutton declared that his government "has the back" of all soldiers and will focus on "rebuilding morale" in the military.

samidoun (2021-04-10). Video: Defending Palestine, Fighting Repression — international webinar. samidoun.net On Friday, 9 April, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network organized an international webinar on "Defending Palestine, Fighting Repression." Inspired by a number of recent attacks on the Palestinian and Palestine solidarity movement internationally, including the labeling of Samidoun as a "terrorist organization" by Israeli Defense Minister and war criminal Benny Gantz; the demand by a member of the French national assembly to dissolve Collectif Palestine Vaincra, and ongoing repression of Palestine organizing in Germany, the event brought together activists engaged in resisting repression and building…

orinocotribune (2021-04-10). Colombian Comptroller's Office Finds over a Thousand Irregular Vaccinations. orinocotribune.com The Office of the Comptroller General of Colombia, with assistance of the Directorate of Information, Analysis and Immediate Reaction (DIARI), found that among the Colombians vaccinated against Covid-19, 1,241 do not belong to any of the prioritized groups defined in the second stage of phase one of the National Plan of Vaccination. | Among them, DIARI identified 600 people who are between 26 and 44 years of age, and 189 are within the age range of 18 to 25 years. The 1,241 individuals vaccinated irregularly are not over 60 years old, nor are they health professionals, teachers or students, nor support personnel…

Saheli Chowdhury (2021-04-10). April Elections in Latin America: Background and Possibilities. orinocotribune.com By Saheli Chowdhury — Apr 8, 2021 | For Latin America, the 2021 calendar is filled with elections of all kinds—presidential, parliamentary, gubernatorial, municipal, and even one for a constituent assembly. Two of these elections are to take place on the same day in April in two different countries—Ecuador and Peru. The election to select a Constituent Convention in Chile was originally scheduled for the same day, but has been postponed to May, citing the spread of COVID-19. These elections are taking place against a complex political background, with both countries suffering from devastation wr…

_____ (2021-04-10). In The Spirit Of Abolition, Let's Shut'em Down! popularresistance.org A call to action. National "Shut'em Down" demonstrations August 21st and September 9th. Originally published on the Jailhouse Lawyers Speak blog. | Over the last year prisoners across the country have been holding the longest and largest spontaneous demonstrations in response to covid. With approximately 300,000 (the number is possibly as high as 800,000) people in prison having been infected by covid prisoners have continued to demand basic human rights protections. These demonstrations have been sporadic and largely ignored by the public as prisoners and supporters demanded covid safety and precautions be enact…

WSWS (2021-04-10). US teachers denounce Biden's deadly school reopening drive amid pandemic surge. wsws.org The WSWS received statements of opposition from teachers across the US opposing the ongoing drive by the Biden administration to reopen schools as the COVID-19 pandemic surges once again.

WSWS (2021-04-10). The working class must intervene to halt Canada's COVID-19 catastrophe. wsws.org Canada is rapidly emerging as a global epicentre of the pandemic, with a surge in cases due to the new more contagious and lethal COVID-19 variants.

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-10). 26 million jobs were lost in Latin America and the Caribbean due to pandemic in one year, says ILO. peoplesdispatch.org The International Labour Organization, in a technical note, said that 26 million workers lost their jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean in the past one year due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic…

WSWS (2021-04-10). COVID-19 spreads at Stellantis Jefferson North as safety protocols break down. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site Autoworker Newsletter recently had a conversation with a JNAP worker, who reported unsafe conditions and widespread COVID-19 cases at the plant.

WSWS (2021-04-10). Judge blocks lawsuit against OSHA over refusal to inspect Pennsylvania Maid-Rite food processing plant during pandemic. wsws.org A lawsuit brought by workers at a Maid-Rite meatpacking plant in Pennsylvania against the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration for failing to enforce safety guidelines related to COVID-19 has been thrown out by a federal judge.

Fight Back (2021-04-10). Hundreds of Allina hospital workers picket over wages, essential pay in lead-up to potential strike. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – On April 7 in Minneapolis, around 500 SEIU Healthcare Minnesota members who work at Allina's Abbott Northwestern Hospital picketed for around three hours. They have been bargaining for their next contract and have now authorized a strike across all eight Allina Hospitals by an overwhelming majority. The union members are demanding pay increases and financial recognition for working as essential workers through a global pandemic. | Allina is one of the largest and most successful hospital chains in Minnesota. In 2020, it gave large bonuses – some of them rivaling a full year's pay for the lowest-…

Lucas Koerner (2021-04-10). Who's afraid of Hugo Chávez? Race, empire, and Chavismo's revolutionary subjectivity. mronline.org Lucas Koerner examines the U.S. Empire's fixation with Chavismo. | April 10, 2021 | Newswire…

Phoebe Cooke (2021-04-10). Indigenous communities march for justice a year on from devastating Amazon oil spill. nationofchange.org "Together with the communities we will continue to fight and pursue all legal options nationally and internationally because the rights of 27,000 Kichwa people and the rights of nature have been clearly violated."

_____ (2021-04-10). Colombia: Over 3,600 Indigenous Rights Violations In The First Months Of 2021. popularresistance.org The recent upsurge in state and right-wing violence has left all of Colombia reeling, but Indigenous communities have been particularly affected by it. This is evident from recent data published in a report by the Human Rights Observatory of the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC). The report revealed that between January 1st and March 9th of this year, a span of little more than two months, over 3674 Indigenous people in Colombia registered human rights violations. | An ONIC press release summarized the harsh realities of the conditions Indigenous people face in the country; "The displacement cau…

samidoun (2021-04-10). Open letter on the assassination of labour and Indigenous activists in the Philippines. samidoun.net Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joined with the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) Canada and 64 more organizations and individuals in response to "Bloody Sunday," the assassination of 9 labour and Indigenous leaders in the Philippines by the Philippines National Army on 4-7 March 2021. Sixty-five organizations (including churches, trade unions and Filipino associations) and prominent individuals based in Canada have jointly sent a letter calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to publicly condemn the state-sponsored terror perpetrated by the government of Philip…

_____ (2021-04-10). Indigenous Group Launches Campaign Against New Voting Bills. popularresistance.org An advocacy group for Native Americans is putting up billboards in various states to oppose measures that it says would increase voting restrictions. | The campaign launched by the Global Indigenous Council comes as more state legislatures are considering voting laws like the one in Georgia that sparked corporate backlash. | Tom Rodgers, president of the Global Indigenous Council and an enrolled Blackfeet tribal member, said the goal of the campaign is to draw attention to bills that would limit the number of available polling stations and ballot drop-off spots, calling the measures especially harmful to Native A…

_____ (2021-04-10). Network In Defense Of Humanity Rejects Aggressions By Armed Groups. popularresistance.org The Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity, in view of the confrontations that began on March 21 between the Bolivarian National Armed Forces and irregular armed groups in La Victoria, Apure State, near the Colombian border, declares: | -It is an insistently repeated historical fact that irregular armed groups from Colombia, sometimes with the complicit tolerance, sometimes with the connivance, and sometimes with the declared support of the government of that country, crossing into Venezuela's borders to commit common crimes and destabilize the legitimate government. | -We a…

WSWS (2021-04-10). Biden budget calls for record military spending, nuclear weapons and hypersonic missiles. wsws.org The budget exposes the hollow promises of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who claimed that a Biden presidency would be a departure from the militarism and warmongering of former president Donald Trump.

Chris Banks (2021-04-10). Chauvin trial week 2: The evidence is overwhelming. liberationnews.org In week two, the prosecution moved into a different phase of its presentation.

Estevan Hernandez, Evan Branan (2021-04-10). Bessemer Amazon union vote: The class struggle will continue. liberationnews.org The fight isn't over. As long as there is struggle for better conditions and dignity there is hope for change.

Carlos Arellán (2021-04-10). Venezuela's Arreaza Denounces Colombia's 'Unusual' Response to Request for Dialogue to Fight Colombian Paramilitary. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza described as "unusual" the position of Colombia regarding Venezuela's request for dialogue made through the United Nations, to coordinate a response to Colombian paramilitary incursion in recent weeks inside Venezuelan territory and causing death, damage to property, and panic in the population. | The Venezuelan diplomat, in response to a message on Twitter from the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Colombia, pointed out that his Colombian counterpart had replied to Venezuela's request for dialogue with "a primitive, irresponsible and ideological script." | According to…

The Conversation (2021-04-10). Antarctica's ice shelves are trembling as Earth heats, threatening Sea Level Rise unless we Act Now. juancole.com By Ella Gilbert | — Images of colossal chunks of ice plunging into the sea accompany almost every news story about climate change. It can often make the problem seem remote, as if the effects of rising global temperatures are playing out elsewhere. But the break-up of the world's vast reservoirs of frozen water — …

Michael Otto (2021-04-10). Ecuador's presidential election: What's at stake? workers.org Ibarra, Ecuador April 9 — The latest polls before the April 11 runoff presidential election here revealed high percentages of null votes and undecided voters and little space between the two candidates. During the last four years, the dominant ruling elites never ceased their desperate and blatantly undemocratic destruction of . . . |

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-10). Unionization bid at Amazon's Bessemer facility falls through but the struggle will continue. peoplesdispatch.org Of the 3,215 ballots submitted by the workers of the Bessemer warehouse, 1,798 votes were against unionization and 738 votes for it. Organizers have pledged to continue the struggle against Amazon's anti-worker and anti-union policies…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-04-10). Retail Workers Union loses in Amazon Bessemer vote count. peoplesworld.org BESSEMER, Ala.—Amazon has beaten back a historic effort by workers to form a collective bargaining unit in a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, with about two-thirds of ballots cast in the union election voting against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, according to a tally by the National Labor Relations Board. The final tally …

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-10). When Prince Philip Became a Monument. dissidentvoice.org The student from Ghana was insistent. "I want to meet him." The stubborn, well-attired fool, groomed and keen to make a good impression, was attending the Senate House ceremony in Cambridge for honorary awardees. He was not the only one. In attendance on this warm June day in 2006 were a gaggle of rascals, well-wishers …

Eds. (2021-04-10). Moth-eaten eviction moratorium leaves hundreds of thousands without a roof. mronline.org 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. | April 10, 2021 | Newswire…

otowenh (2021-04-10). ALBA-TCP Women and Gender Meeting Revitalizes Fight Against Patriarchy and Imperialism. orinocotribune.com "It is not possible to separate the struggle against patriarchy from the struggle against imperialism and the hegemonic policies of domination," stated the meeting resolution. | High-ranking authorities related to Women and Gender Issues of ALBA-TCP states met on Wednesday to assess progress and challenges in the construction of a fairer, more egalitarian society without exclusion. | The meeting included the participation and interventions of high-level authorities and representatives of Nicaragua, Bolivia, Granada, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Venezuela and Cuba. | Secretary General Sacha LLorenti opened the m…

Éric Toussaint (2021-04-10). Ecuador's poisoned loans from the World Bank and the IMF. mronline.org Ecuador provides an example of a government which officially decided to investigate the process of indebtedness so as to identify illegitimate debt and suspend its repayment. | April 10, 2021 | Newswire…

Ted Kelly (2021-04-10). PA DOC: Stop persecuting Bryant Arroyo for exercising free speech! workers.org Bryant Arroyo, an incarcerated worker at Pennsylvania SCI Frackville, was placed in isolated custody for several days — in other words, thrown in the hole — for suggesting to friends and family that they keep their recordings of video conference calls and share what he says through social media, so . . . |

Liberation Staff (2021-04-10). The Real Story: When U.S. Empire Waged War vs. Socialism in Afghanistan: 1978-1990s. liberationnews.org The United States has been intervening in Afghanistan since 1979. Trump and now Biden promise to end U.S. involvement in the Afghanistan war. But imperialist domination in the country continues.

Henry Hagins (2021-04-10). Paul Robeson gave voice to the trees and forests. workers.org This article first appeared on Jan. 27, 2015. Robeson was born April 9, 1898 and died Jan. 23, 1976. If Paul Robeson were alive today, he'd be toasting and defending people's hero Ramsey Orta (who filmed the police killing of Eric Garner) and roundly condemning the rigged-grand-jury decisions, escape hatching . . . |

_____ (2021-04-10). Pentagon Campaign To Recruit Vietnam Against China Exposes Delusions Of War Strategy. popularresistance.org When the Pentagon began gearing up for a future war with China in 2018, Defense Department officials quickly realized that they needed access to Vietnamese territory for troops armed with missiles to hit Chinese ships in a US-China conflict. So they initiated an aggressive campaign to lobby the Vietnamese government, and even Communist Party officials, in the hope that they would eventually support an agreement to provide them the permission. | But a Grayzone investigation of the Pentagon's lobbying push in Vietnam shows what a delusional exercise it was from its inception. In a fit of self-deception that highlig…

_____ (2021-04-10). Rwanda And Zaire (DRC), Where The US Blocked Humanitarian Intervention. popularresistance.org Judi, the story that most people know, the one that's in the Wikipedia and more or less told in the movie Hotel Rwanda, is that, in April, 1994, Rwandan Hutus were suddenly consumed by mass psychosis and ethnic bloodlust, and killed half a million to a million Rwandan Tutsis. And that they were egged on by La Radio des Milles Collines in Kigali. Then they were saved by General Paul Kagame, who appeared—in the movie—out of nowhere. | And before going on, I think I should say that our friend Paul Rusesabagina, the real life hero of Hotel Rwanda, is now in prison in Rwanda because for one, he has a much…

_____ (2021-04-10). Bessemer — A Big Step Forward. popularresistance.org Workers at the Amazon fulfillment center have voted in a National Labor Relations Board election to ascertain if a majority of those voting wish to be represented by a union. Votes are being counted. Should a majority of workers vote for the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Workers, Amazon should agree to recognize the union and bargain with them. I say "should" because Amazon may find ways to challenge the vote, appeal its result or force the union into court to get the law enforced. | All people who value worker rights have their hopes on an election win for the union at Amazon. Likewise all those who seek…

WSWS (2021-04-10). The RWDSU's debacle at Amazon. wsws.org The crushing defeat for the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union at Amazon's Bessemer, Alabama plant exposes the extent of workers' alienation from the pro-corporate unions.

EMMA (2021-04-10). The Fight to Unionize Amazon Has Only Just Begun. peoplesparty.org Following a relentless anti-union campaign waged by Amazon, workers at the Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse have voted against unionizing with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). It was the first election of its size at an Amazon warehouse in the United States. People's Party organizers across the country were proud to organize solidarity events and raise funds to support the Bessemer workers and allies at the Southern Workers Assembly. | The RWDSU says it will challenge the results before the National Labor Relations Board for what union president Stuart Appelebaum called Amazon's "illegal and…

WSWS (2021-04-10). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.

Ajit Singh (2021-04-10). 'Wipe out China!' US-Funded Uyghur Activists Train as Gun-Toting Foot Soldiers for Empire. orinocotribune.com By Ajit Singh — Mar 31, 2021 | Cultivated by the US government as human rights activists, Uyghur American Association leaders partner with far-right lawmakers and operate a militia-style gun club that trains with ex-US special forces. | On March 21, US-government-funded Uyghur activists were caught on video disrupting a gathering against anti-Asian racism in Washington DC, barking insults at demonstrators including, "Wipe out China!" and "Fuck China!" The Uyghur caravan flew American and "East Turkestan" flags and drove vehicles adorned signs bearing slogans such as, "We Love USA," "Boycott China," and "CCP…

Juan Cole (2021-04-10). Tucker Carlson touts 'Replacement' Conspiracy Theory; but his own Ancestor could have been Lynched. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Grand Dragon Tucker Carlson went on another Fox News show to push his streaming program, and while there was struck with diarrhea of the larynx, oozing amid loud excretions a hateful farrago of antisemitic white supremacy. He openly embraced the tin foil hat conspiracy theory of "replacement," the notion that …

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-10). New State Department Policy Encourages Stronger Ties With Taiwan Officials. news.antiwar.com On Friday, the State Department "The Department of State has issued new guidelines for US government interaction with Taiwan counterparts to encourage US government engagement with Taiwan that reflects our deepening unofficial relationsh…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-10). Republicans Block US Aid to Palestinians. news.antiwar.com Congressional Republicans Senator James Risch (R-ID) and Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), the ranking members of their respective committees on foreign affairs, put a hold on the notification for USAID on the reinstated fun…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-10). US Secretaries of Defense and State Headed to NATO Headquarters Over Ukraine Crisis. news.antiwar.com The Defense Department announced on April 8 that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was to leave today to consult with civilian and military leaders in Israel, Germany, NATO headquarters in Brussels and Great Britain. Topics to be discussed include international defense relationships, burden sharing and "enduring trans-Atlantic security." The last is a reference to NATO. …

Enrique Calderón Alzati (2021-04-10). México — La Cuarta Transformación. globalizacion.ca Como parte central de su campaña presidencial, Andrés Manuel López Obrador convocó a la sociedad mexicana a realizar una nueva transformación equiparable a los tres grandes movimientos sociales en la historia de México: el de la Independencia, iniciado en 1810;…

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