2021-04-09: News Headlines

Paul Jay (2021-04-09). "The Most Dangerous Man" Turns 90 — Peter Kuznick on Daniel Ellsberg. mronline.org 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. | April 9, 2021 | Newswire…

_____ (2021-04-09). Report On Shut Down Creech Actions. popularresistance.org Las Vegas/Creech Air ForceBase — Demonstrators – after blocking two entrances to the drone base here Monday – will hold a "DRONE MASSACRE MEMORIAL TUESDAY FROM 6: 30 A.M. TO 8: 30 A.M. – Activists, will display a long series of banners, stretched along the highway, each highlighting details of past U.S. drone massacres, including statistics on civilian deaths. | Anti-drone protestors used large banners in the early morning Monday/4-5-21 to nonviolently block two entrances into Creech Air Force Base, a key U.S. Drone Base. It was the first day of a weeklong protest to oppose the illegal U.S. remote targeted ki…

Ahmed Abdulkareem (2021-04-09). Biden's Empty Gesture: Houthis No Longer "Terrorists" but Yemen's Suffering Only Grows. mintpressnews.com Human rights groups have warned that levels of famine in Yemen are now among the highest recorded since 2015, suggesting that suffering in the country has actually grown worse under the Biden administration.

Ted Kelly (2021-04-09). Talking to co-author, with Mumia Abu-Jamal of 'Murder, Incorporated'. workers.org By Ted Kelly Stephen Vittoria co-authored "Murder Incorporated — Perfecting Tyranny: Book Three (Empire, Genocide, and Manifest Destiny)," with Mumia Abu-Jamal. He also is the director of the 2012 documentary, "Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary." Workers World conducted this interview in November 2020 prior to the book's release. Workers World: When . . . |

Eurasia Review (2021-04-09). Iran Releases South Korean Oil Tanker Following Investigation. eurasiareview.com The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Friday that following an investigation the Islamic Republic had decided to release a South Korean oil tanker after determining the ship and its captain had no criminal records. | In his remarks, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh told reporters that an Iranian prosecutor concluded that the ship can be released at the request of its owner and the Seoul government after finalizing an inquiry into the breach of regulations by the tanker. | The spokesman also said that the Islamic Republic, as a country with long coastlines along the Persian Gu…

Arab News (2021-04-09). Saudi Arabia Calls On people To Sight Ramadan Crescent On Sunday Evening. eurasiareview.com Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court has called on people in the Kingdom to try and sight the crescent moon signalling the beginning of the month of Ramadan on Sunday evening. | Anyone who sights the crescent, either with the naked eye or with the help of binoculars, should inform the nearest court of the sighting, the court said. | The start of Ramadan is determined by the lunar calendar which, unlike the Gregorian calendar, follows a 29- or 30-day cycle determined by the cycle of the moon. | Ramadan 2021 is due to start on either Monday or Tuesday in the Kingdom. | Muslims anticipate the end of Shaaban, the month pr…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-09). Uncovered Earliest Evidence Of Domesticated Dogs In Arabian Peninsula. eurasiareview.com A team of archaeologists in north-west the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has uncovered the earliest evidence of dog domestication by the region's ancient inhabitants. | The discovery came from one of the projects in the large-scale archaeological surveys and excavations of the region commissioned by the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU). | The researchers found the dog's bones in a burial site that is one of the earliest monumental tombs identified in the Arabian Peninsula, roughly contemporary with such tombs already dated further north in the Levant. | Evidence shows the earliest use of the tomb was circa 4300 BCE…

orinocotribune (2021-04-09). Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister: Biden Acting 'Irrational' Towards Venezuela. orinocotribune.com In an interview with the international news agency AFP, Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza called the position of US President Joe Biden "irrational" because of the latter's continued non-recognition of the government of President Nicolás Maduro. In effect, Arreaza said that Venezuela has not given up trying to re-establish contact with Washington in order to normalize relations between the two countries. | "We have not received any contact or positive response to the hand that President Maduro extended," said Arreaza, referring to the messages sent by the Miraflores Palace to the White House. Howe…

orinocotribune (2021-04-09). April 15 Webinar: Armed Conflict on the Venezuela-Colombia Border — The Battle of Apure. orinocotribune.com The armed aggression of Colombian criminal groups against the civilian population in the state of Apure, Venezuela, involved drug trafficking paramilitaries, used by Colombia and the US to attack the Bolivarian revolution. Venezuelan military regained control of the area after uncovering cocaine producing labs, airplane tracks and narco planes. | Join us to hear from the mayor of La Victoria, Apure state, the details about the current situation in his town and the measures that the Venezuelan state is taking to defend the integrity of its territory and population. | April 15, 2021 07: 00 PM ET | Link to the Zoom…

Cesar Chelala (2021-04-09). Yemen is a Public Health Catastrophe. counterpunch.org The war in Yemen -the Arab world's poorest country- has reached new heights of sickness and death by the spreading of the coronavirus pandemic in a vulnerable and fragile population. The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic could be greater than the combined toll of war, disease and hunger over the last five years, according

teleSUR (2021-04-09). Venezuela Maintains the Apure Border Situation Under Control. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) Chief of Staff Admiral Remigio Ceballos Friday offered an update on the military activities in the bordering Apure state, where Colombian irregular armed groups conduct destabilization actions. | RELATED: | He informed the deployment of an additional special brigade to confront these groups, which attack Venezuelan soil without any rejection from Colombia's President…

orinocotribune (2021-04-09). Venezuela to Send Humanitarian Aid to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines — La Soufrière Volcano. orinocotribune.com In the next few hours, Venezuela will send humanitarian aid and disaster management experts to cooperate in evacuation and preventive relocation of citizens in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, following the alert issued by the authorities of that country after an increase in the activity of the La Soufrière volcano. | The information was provided this Thursday, April 8, by Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza through his Twitter account @jaarreaza: "In the next few hours #Venezuela will send humanitarian supplies and disaster management experts to cooperate in evacuation and preventive relocation of…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-09). Felony charges against activists seeking justice for Elijah McClain withdrawn. peoplesdispatch.org The three activists, members of the local chapter of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), were among the six arrested and charged last year for organizing a protest at the Aurora police station near Denver in June and July 2020.

Oliver Boyd-Barrett (2021-04-09). Limitations of JCPOA Negotiation. dissidentvoice.org On April 1 — appropriate date, perhaps, for a saga of unending western foolishness and villainy — the EU announced that officials from Iran, Russia, China, the UK, France, and Germany would be meeting virtually to discuss a possible return of the USA to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Later announcements indicated that …

Pasqualina Curcio (2021-04-09). Global Proposal Against the Economic Blockade. orinocotribune.com By Pasqualina Curcio — Apr 5, 2021 | At least twenty countries are formally victims of US "sanctions". Since 1992, in the United Nations General Assembly, all countries except the US and Israel have voted against the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States on Cuba. Despite the evident majority, the US has ignored them. Good wishes, denunciations and calls to lift the blockades have not been enough to prevent these genocidal actions against entire peoples. | To put an end to these interference practices, we must make amends for two serious mistakes we made as humanity in 1944 and 1971. To do…

Luis A. Montero Cabrera (2021-04-09). La cultura de innovación y los empresarios: Iniciativa, emprendimiento y éxito. globalizacion.ca La historia de la humanidad y la de Cuba, por supuesto, está llena de líderes. La vocación gregaria de los seres humanos ha sido, sin dudas, una condición esencial para la existencia y subsistencia de nuestra especie. | Y esto obliga…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-09). Never Ending Attacks: Houthis Strike Another Saudi Airport. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | On April 9 afternoon, the Houthis (as Ansar Allah is known) launched yet another drone attack on the southern region of Saudi Arabia. | In an official statement, a spokesman for the Yemeni group said that a "sensitive post" in Abha International Airport in the province of 'Asir was targeted with a Qasef-2K suicide drone. | The Qasef-2K drone is a copy of the Iranian-made Ababil-2. The drone has a range of 150 km and is armed with high-explosive fragmentation, HE-F…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-09). Houthis Strike Saudi Warplane Hangars In Jizan Airport. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | In the late hours of April 8th, the Houthis reportedly used a Qasef-2K drone to carry out an "accurate" hit against the Jizan airport in Saudi Arabia. | According to Brigadier General Yahya Saree, spokesman for the Houthis, the airport holds Saudi Arabia's warplanes that they use to carry out airstrikes on Houthi positions throughout Yemen, as well as on civilians. | Saree said that the strike had been successful. | On April 7th, Saree announced another Houthi attack against the King K…

orinocotribune (2021-04-09). Venezuelan Senior Citizens Begin to Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations (Sputnik V). orinocotribune.com In the early hours of the morning of this Thursday, Venezuelans older than 60 years of age, selected through the Patria System, began to arrive for the start of the COVID-19 mass vaccination campaign, carried out at Ana Francisca Pérez de León II and Domingo Luciani hospitals, both located in the Sucre municipality of Miranda state (Caracas). | Dr. Zayra Medina, director of Pérez de León II hospital, was in charge of welcoming the patients who would receive the first dose of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, shown to be 92% effective in studies, without presenting major side effects. | In strict compliance with all…

orinocotribune (2021-04-09). Venezuela to Start Production of Cuba's Abdala COVID-19 Vaccine. orinocotribune.com The Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, confirmed that the South American nation is fine-tuning details, and will soon start production of a COVID-19 vaccine. This was reported by the top official during a tour of the Espromed Bio plant, located in the city of Guarenas, Miranda state. | In her statements, she recalled that an agreement was recently signed for the production of insulin in that particular plant, with a Russian manufacturer. Now, preparations are directed towards the manufacture of the drug to fight the coronavirus, to move Venezuela forward towards mass immunization. | "We have been accom…

webdev (2021-04-09). How Cuba Beat the Pandemic: From Developing New Vaccines to Sending Doctors Overseas to Help Others. democracynow.org Since last year, approximately 440 Cubans have died from COVID-19, giving Cuba one of the lowest death rates per capita in the world. Cuba is also developing five COVID-19 vaccines, including two which have entered stage 3 trials. Cuba has heavily invested in its medical and pharmaceutical system for decades, in part because of the six-decade U.S. embargo that has made it harder for Cuba to import equipment and raw materials from other countries. That investment, coupled with the country's free, universal healthcare system, has helped Cuba keep the virus under control and quickly develop vaccines against it, says…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-09). Congressional Democrats Call on Biden to Lift Yemen Blockade. news.antiwar.com A group of over 70 House Democrats

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-09). US Downplays Expectations of Iran Talks. news.antiwar.com On Thursday, the State Department While

Fight Back (2021-04-09). In huge victory for the Arab Community, Sharon Brannigan defeated in Palos Township. fightbacknews.org Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement by the #ByeBrannigan campaign.
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| On Tuesday, April 6th, 2021, the #ByeBrannigan campaign, led by Arab community organizers of the southwest suburbs of Chicago, mobilized hundreds of Palestinians, Yemenis, and other Arabs to the polls to defeat the racist Sharon Brannigan, who lost the race for Palos Township Assessor in a landslide to incumbent Robert Maloney. | But it wasn't Maloney who won the election. It was the Arab community and its allies that are responsible for this historic victory, three years and nine months after the launc…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-09). JCPOA Participants To Continue Talks Next Week. eurasiareview.com The Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) resumed its work in Vienna in a physical format on Friday. The Joint Commission is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the JCPOA. | The Joint Commission was chaired, on behalf of EU High Representative Josep Borrell, by the EEAS Political Director Enrique Mora and was attended by representatives of China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and Iran. | The Joint Commission tasked expert groups to continue their work and agreed to reconvene in Vienna in the course of next week. | In the meetings held on Thursday and Frid…

Alex MacDonald (2021-04-09). Iraq: Activists hopeful in French legal case against former PM Abdul Mahdi. middleeasteye.net Iraq: Activists hopeful in French legal case against former PM Abdul Mahdi | Families of those killed and wounded in anti-government protests tell MEE they believe the judicial system in France can bring them justice missing at home | Fri, 04/09/2021 – 09: 19 | Iraqi mourners walk in the funeral of a prominent civil society activist who was shot dead while returning home from anti-government pro…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-09). Norway wealth fund should not include Saudi stocks in reference index, says finance ministry. middleeasteye.net Norway wealth fund should not include Saudi stocks in reference index, says finance ministry | The stocks should be excluded due to environmental, social and corporate governance risk, parliament is advised | Fri, 04/09/2021 – 12: 21 | Norway's minority government must win the support of other parties in parliament to pass its proposals (AFP) | Norway's $1.3tn sovereign wealth fund, the wo…

Andreína Chávez Alava (2021-04-08). Venezuelan Inflation Decreases as IMF Predicts 10 Percent Economic Contraction. venezuelanalysis.com Credit Suisse contradicted the IMF with a four percent GDP growth forecast for Venezuela in 2021.

Editor2 (2021-04-08). In Commune: The Che Guevara Commune (Part 2). orinocotribune.com By Katrina Kozarek — Apr 3, 2021 | In the second part of our episode, we look at how the Che Guevara Commune's economic development has improved its political reach and impact on the local community. | Outside of Venezuela, communes are a little-known aspect of the Bolivarian Revolution. Yet the development of the communal state is central to Hugo Chávez's 21st century socialism. | Through the In Commune series, Venezuelanalysis explores diverse rural and urban communes to help better understand what these highly controversial bodies mean, how they work, and what they could signify for the future of the B…

Eds. (2021-04-08). Assimilation and empire. mronline.org During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an exponential increase in violence against Asian Americans: in New York alone, it's been reported that violence rose by 1900%, fueled by anti-Asian sentiment. | April 8, 2021 | Newswire…

Ian Angus (2021-04-08). Intensive fishing and the birth of capitalism, Part 3. mronline.org How England's government-licensed pirates stole the Newfoundland fishery from Europe's largest feudal empire. | April 8, 2021 | Newswire…

_____ (2021-04-08). The Capitol Raid And Pandemic Can Help Us Empathize With Venezuelans. popularresistance.org The January 6th raid on the Capitol and the pandemic that has upended the lives of every American seemingly have nothing to do with Venezuela. But the effects they had on U.S. political and economic stability offer a glimpse into what Venezuelans have been going through for the past several years of failed coups and sanctions. | Remember how January 6th felt? The shock, confusion and fear. The constant refreshing of Twitter feeds or eyes glued to cable news, watching a bunch of extremists attempt to overthrow the government. The not knowing what was going to happen next and whether it would impact our daily lives…

teleSUR (2021-04-08). AMLO Thanks Cuba For Helping Mexico To Fight COVID-19. telesurenglish.net President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) on Thursday thanked Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel for sending 300 doctors to Mexico to fight the second wave of COVID-19 contagions in early 2021. | RELATED: | "Mexico will never forget Diaz-Canel's solidarity gesture. The Cuban doctors arrived at the moment we needed them the most," AMLO recalled. | The Cuban health professionals arrived in Mexico City "when we were about to ina…

Steve Sweeney (2021-04-08). Hunger strikers demand end to US support for deadly blockade on Yemen. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Steve Sweeney (2021-04-08). Hunger strikers demand end to U.S. support for deadly blockade on Yemen. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Mehrnews (2021-04-08). New Details on Explosion at Iranian Ship Saviz in Red Sea. globalresearch.ca On Tuesday, April 5, the Iranian ship Saviz was attacked off …

Editor2 (2021-04-08). Cuba: First Stage of Phase III Trial with Soberana 02 Concludes. orinocotribune.com The study's principal researcher, Dr. María Eugenia Toledo, stated that so far the results of the process are "encouraging in terms of the safety of the product and the immune response." | The first stage of phase III clinical trial of the Cuban Soberana 02

orinocotribune (2021-04-08). Jorge Arreaza Rejects Peru's Comments About Venezuela Obstructing Voting for 20,000 Peruvians in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The National Office of Electoral Processes of Peru (ONPE) denounced an alleged lack of cooperation by Venezuelan authorities in the organization of voting for Peruvians residing in Venezuela for the general elections on April 11. In response, Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza denied the accusation, and assured that the State has not obstructed the right to vote for the over 20,000 Peruvians registered to vote in Venezuela. | In Arreaza's tweet, he shared a post by the former Peruvian ambassador to Venezuela (currently residing in Venezuela), Luis Raygada Souza-Ferreira, in which the latter shared…

Adán Chávez Frías (2021-04-08). Venezuela — La cárcel de la dignidad (II). globalizacion.ca I | Damos la bienvenida al mes de abril, tiempo de rebelión popular, de conmemoración de los diecinueve años de la hazaña protagonizada por el heroico Pueblo de Bolívar y de Chávez durante los días 11, 12 y 13 de este…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-08). Cat & Mouse Game Continues As Houthis Launch More Drones At Saudi Arabia. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | The Houthis (Ansar Allah) continue to launch suicide drones from Yemen at high-value targets in different parts of Saudi Arabia. | Early on April 8, the group announced that it had launched a Qasef-2K suicide drone at Saudi King Khalid Air Base in the southern province of 'Asir. The drone is a copy of the Iranian Ababil-2. | In an official statement, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Houthis, claimed that the attack was successful. He said that the drone ha…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-08). Military Situation In Yemen On April 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | MORE ON THE TOPIC: |

Anonymous765 (2021-04-08). Iran And Israel In The World's Most Dangerous Game Of Battleship. southfront.org | | | southfront@internet.ru : donationalerts.com/r/southfront : gumroad.com/southfront http: //southfront.org/donate/ or via: www.patreon.com/southfront, 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Israeli and Ir…

webdev (2021-04-08). Headlines for April 8, 2021. democracynow.org Global Coronavirus Cases Surge, With Record Daily Infections in India, Turkey and Iran, Brazil's President Rejects Nationwide Lockdown Despite Record COVID-19 Death Toll, Countries Cut Back on AstraZeneca Vaccinations After Reports of Rare Blood Clots, U.S. COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Rise, Driven by Young People, Gaza Strip Locks Down Amid COVID Surge and Vaccine Shortage as Cases Plummet in Israel, U.S. Restores Financial Aid to U.N. Relief Agency for Palestine, Biden Names Gun Control Advocate to Lead Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Sen. Joe Manchin Doubles Down on Opposition to We…

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-08). Tablecloth weaving in Mazandaran villages. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 08 (MNA) — Some women in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran are still weaving traditional tablecloths as a way to make a living.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-08). Brexit border regulation sparks violent protests in N Ireland. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 08 (MNA) — Northern Ireland and the Ireland Republic faced a new series of post-Brexit border regulation problems as two countries on one island, united in a single market in the past, now divided by trade restrictions.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-08). First home-made metro carriage unveiled by Pres. Rouhani. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 08 (MNA) — Iran unveiled its first home-grown subway car on Thursday during a ceremony in the capital city of Tehran attended by President Hassan Rouhani through video-conferencing.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-08). Iranian archers compete in Turkey's tournament. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 08 (MNA) — In the qualifying stage of the Turkish International Tournament, Iranian archers competed against their opponents and learned their rivals in the knock-out stage.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-08). Egypt's Sisi warns 'all options open' after dam talks fail. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 08 (MNA) — Egyptian President el-Sisi has warned that "all options are open" after the latest round of talks between his country, Sudan and Ethiopia about a giant dam built by the latter on the Blue Nile ended without progress.

Kamal Iranidoost (2021-04-08). Top US embassy staffer found hanging in hotel: report. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 08 (MNA) — A suicide note was found in the hotel room of a senior US embassy staffer who was found dead in the Kenyan capital on Wednesday, police have confirmed, media have reported.

Jason Ditz (2021-04-08). Israeli Airstrikes Killed Three Near Syrian Capital. news.antiwar.com Following up on reports of overnight Israeli airstrikes near Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights now reports a weapons depot was hit and destroyed, and that three people, whom they labeled as " Last night reports were that Syrian air defenses had intercepted almost everything, and that four soldiers were wounded. Israel often carries out attacks on alleged weapons depots in Syria, usually on the pretext of keeping arms away from Iran's al…

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2021-04-08: News Headlines

Editor2 (2021-04-08). In Commune: The Che Guevara Commune (Part 2). orinocotribune.com By Katrina Kozarek — Apr 3, 2021 | In the second part of our episode, we look at how the Che Guevara Commune's economic development has improved its political reach and impact on the local community. | Outside of Venezuela, communes are a little-known aspect of the Bolivarian Revolution. Yet the development of the communal state is central to Hugo Chávez's 21st century socialism. | Through the In Commune series, Venezuelanalysis explores diverse rural and urban communes to help better understand what these highly controversial bodies mean, how they work, and what they could signify for the future of the B…

Eds. (2021-04-08). Assimilation and empire. mronline.org During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an exponential increase in violence against Asian Americans: in New York alone, it's been reported that violence rose by 1900%, fueled by anti-Asian sentiment. | April 8, 2021 | Newswire…

_____ (2021-04-08). The Capitol Raid And Pandemic Can Help Us Empathize With Venezuelans. popularresistance.org The January 6th raid on the Capitol and the pandemic that has upended the lives of every American seemingly have nothing to do with Venezuela. But the effects they had on U.S. political and economic stability offer a glimpse into what Venezuelans have been going through for the past several years of failed coups and sanctions. | Remember how January 6th felt? The shock, confusion and fear. The constant refreshing of Twitter feeds or eyes glued to cable news, watching a bunch of extremists attempt to overthrow the government. The not knowing what was going to happen next and whether it would impact our daily lives…

Ian Angus (2021-04-08). Intensive fishing and the birth of capitalism, Part 3. mronline.org How England's government-licensed pirates stole the Newfoundland fishery from Europe's largest feudal empire. | April 8, 2021 | Newswire…

Steve Sweeney (2021-04-08). Hunger strikers demand end to US support for deadly blockade on Yemen. peoplesworld.org &nbsp…

Mehrnews (2021-04-08). New Details on Explosion at Iranian Ship Saviz in Red Sea. globalresearch.ca On Tuesday, April 5, the Iranian ship Saviz was attacked off …

Editor2 (2021-04-08). Cuba: First Stage of Phase III Trial with Soberana 02 Concludes. orinocotribune.com The study's principal researcher, Dr. María Eugenia Toledo, stated that so far the results of the process are "encouraging in terms of the safety of the product and the immune response." | The first stage of phase III clinical trial of the Cuban Soberana 02

orinocotribune (2021-04-08). Jorge Arreaza Rejects Peru's Comments About Venezuela Obstructing Voting for 20,000 Peruvians in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The National Office of Electoral Processes of Peru (ONPE) denounced an alleged lack of cooperation by Venezuelan authorities in the organization of voting for Peruvians residing in Venezuela for the general elections on April 11. In response, Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza denied the accusation, and assured that the State has not obstructed the right to vote for the over 20,000 Peruvians registered to vote in Venezuela. | In Arreaza's tweet, he shared a post by the former Peruvian ambassador to Venezuela (currently residing in Venezuela), Luis Raygada Souza-Ferreira, in which the latter shared…

Adán Chávez Frías (2021-04-08). Venezuela — La cárcel de la dignidad (II). globalizacion.ca I | Damos la bienvenida al mes de abril, tiempo de rebelión popular, de conmemoración de los diecinueve años de la hazaña protagonizada por el heroico Pueblo de Bolívar y de Chávez durante los días 11, 12 y 13 de este…

Juan Cole (2021-04-08). How to understand Indirect US-Iran Nuclear Talks. zcomm.org The US exaggerates the degree to which Iran is out of compliance with the JCPOA. It hasn't militarized its civilian nuclear enrichment program in any way…

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-04-08). Venezuela Rolls Out Economic Support as COVID-19 Infections Spread. zcomm.org 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…

orinocotribune (2021-04-08). Vice President Delcy Rodríguez Explains Measures to Curb Economic Effects of the Pandemic. orinocotribune.com Faced with a worsening severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in Venezuela and the world, which has troubled international markets and the Venezuelan economy—also affected by the blockade and the coercive measures imposed by the United States and Europe—the Venezuelan Executive has designed new policies with which to protect economic stability and maintain social services. | In this sense, the Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, detailed this Wednesday, April 7, the set of economic and financial support measures for workers, families, micro and small businesses, which President Nicol…

Morgan Whitten, Alex Marquardt (2021-04-08). Harvard's Fossil Fuel Investments Aren't Just Immoral — They're Illegal, Too. thenation.com Harvard's Fossil Fuel Investments Aren't Just Immoral — They're Illegal, Too…

Rayhan Uddin (2021-04-08). France 'rejected MBS demand to label Salvator Mundi as 100 percent Da Vinci'. middleeasteye.net France 'rejected MBS demand to label Salvator Mundi as 100 percent Da Vinci' | Saudi-owned $450m artwork not exhibited at Louvre over doubts about its authenticity, new documentary alleges | Thu, 04/08/2021 – 12: 41 | People take pictures of a copy of Leonardo Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi, the world's most expensive painting (AFP) | The world's most expensive painting, which is Saudi-owned, was not exhib…

Staff (2021-04-08). Headlines for April 8, 2021. democracynow.org Global Coronavirus Cases Surge, With Record Daily Infections in India, Turkey and Iran, Brazil's President Rejects Nationwide Lockdown Despite Record COVID-19 Death Toll, Countries Cut Back on AstraZeneca Vaccinations After Reports of Rare Blood Clots, U.S. COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Rise, Driven by Young People, Gaza Strip Locks Down Amid COVID Surge and Vaccine Shortage as Cases Plummet in Israel, U.S. Restores Financial Aid to U.N. Relief Agency for Palestine, Biden Names Gun Control Advocate to Lead Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Sen. Joe Manchin Doubles Down on Opposition to We…

webdev (2021-04-08). Headlines for April 8, 2021. democracynow.org Global Coronavirus Cases Surge, With Record Daily Infections in India, Turkey and Iran, Brazil's President Rejects Nationwide Lockdown Despite Record COVID-19 Death Toll, Countries Cut Back on AstraZeneca Vaccinations After Reports of Rare Blood Clots, U.S. COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Rise, Driven by Young People, Gaza Strip Locks Down Amid COVID Surge and Vaccine Shortage as Cases Plummet in Israel, U.S. Restores Financial Aid to U.N. Relief Agency for Palestine, Biden Names Gun Control Advocate to Lead Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Sen. Joe Manchin Doubles Down on Opposition to We…

Jason Ditz (2021-04-08). IAEA to Delay Talks on Iran Uranium Traces to Focus on Bigger Deal. news.antiwar.com IAEA to Delay Talks on Iran Uranium Traces to Focus on Bigger Deal | IAEA doesn't want to risk progress in detente…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-08). Report: Israeli Spy Chief Headed to Washington to Work Against Iran Deal. news.antiwar.com According to a report from Israeli TV, Israel's Channel 13 reported on Wednesday that Cohen will be making the trip in the coming days and is expected to meet with senior White House and US intelligence officials. The report said Israel is trying to arrange a face-to-face meeting between Cohen and Biden. | Cohen is expected to claim that Iran is hiding deta…

José A. Amesty R. (2021-04-08). La oposición en Venezuela utiliza la vacuna de AstraZeneca como arma política. globalizacion.ca En estos momentos, la vacuna llamada AstraZeneca ha sido suspendida por varios países de Europa principalmente, así como otros países del mundo, después de reportes de posibles efectos secundarios graves y por las complicaciones que se han presentado a quienes…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-08). Cat & Mouse Game Continues As Houthis Launch More Drones At Saudi Arabia. southfront.org Illustrative image, source: the Houthis media wing | The Houthis (Ansar Allah) continue to launch suicide drones from Yemen at high-value targets in different parts of Saudi Arabia. | Early on April 8, the group announced that it had launched a Qasef-2K suicide drone at Saudi King Khalid Air Base in the southern province of 'Asir. The drone is a copy of the Iranian Ababil-2. | In an official statement, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, a spokesman for the Houthis, claimed that the attack was successful. He said that the drone ha…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-08). Military Situation In Yemen On April 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | MORE ON THE TOPIC: |

Anonymous765 (2021-04-08). Iran And Israel In The World's Most Dangerous Game Of Battleship. southfront.org | | | southfront@internet.ru : donationalerts.com/r/southfront : gumroad.com/southfront http: //southfront.org/donate/ or via: www.patreon.com/southfront, 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Israeli and Ir…

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…

teleSUR (2021-04-07). Venezuela Deploys Marine Corps On Border With Colombia. telesurenglish.net Venezuela's National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) on Wednesday informed on the Marine Corps deployment in Apure state to support the fight against Colombian irregular armed groups. | RELATED: | "The Marines will support Apure's people and the Armed forces in the fight for peace and territorial integrity," the FANB Strategic Operational Commander Remigio Ceballos said. | "All those who attack the Venezuelan govern…

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…

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.

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.

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 Comprehensive 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 …

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.

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…

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 …

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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

WSWS (2021-04-07). Ex-Unite activists call on London bus drivers to join RMT: From the frying pan, into the frying pan. wsws.org Whether under "left-wing" or "right-wing" leadership, today's trade unions function as corporatist partners of the employers and the state, enforcing pro-market reform against the working class.

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…

_____ (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…

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…

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…

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…

teleSUR (2021-04-07). Venezuela and Turkey Advance Bilateral Cooperation Program. telesurenglish.net The Minister of People's Power for Tourism, Alí Padrón, held a meeting on Tuesday with the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Venezuela, ≈ûevki Màºtevellioƒülu, and the Vice Minister of International Tourism and President of Venezolana de Turismo S.A. (Venetur), Leticia Gómez. | RELATED: | The nations' authorities' objective was to advance in matters of pandemic tourism and concreti…

orinocotribune (2021-04-07). Why is Venezuela Asking for UN Assistance to Deactivate Landmines Planted by Colombian Paramilitary Gangs? orinocotribune.com Colombian criminal gangs have tried to bring vice and crimes against humanity along a 2,219-km border territory with Venezuela, one of the most dynamic in Latin America and the Caribbean. This has had consequences for human lives, security, public order and political stability. This was stated by Venezuelan Affairs Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, who reiterated that Venezuela will continue to denounce the installation of antipersonnel mines on its territory by Colombian terrorist cells. | This Tuesday, April 6, from the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Arreaza recalled the request made by Venezuela to the United Nat…

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

Staff (2021-04-07). Biden's Policies Won't Address the Roots of the Migrant Crisis — They'll Fuel It. truthout.org Mexico City, Mexico — Migrant justice activists are sounding the alarm bell over President Joe Biden's handling of the arrival of thousands of migrants and asylum-seekers at the U.S. southern border and are calling on Biden to follow through on his commitment to address the root causes of migration. | "What we have here is people fleeing from conditions that they can no longer stand — this is a humanitarian issue," Roxana Bendezú, executive director and founder of Migrant Roots Med…

_____ (2021-04-07). Meeting To Revive Iran Nuclear Deal Begins In Vienna. popularresistance.org The Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—the Iran nuclear deal—resumed talks in Vienna on Tuesday, with the lifting of sanctions on Iran and nuclear implementation measures at the center of the agenda. | Representatives from Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the European Union met for an hour. Although not at the session, the US envoy remained a few meters away from the venue, which was understood as a gesture of willingness to rescue the agreement. | Several participants qualified the meeting as positive, including Russia's permanent represent…

webdev (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…

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