2022-04-04: News Headlines

Shane Quinn (2022-04-04). The Alarming Rise of Ukraine's Neo-Nazi MPs Since the 2014 "Pro-democracy Revolution" globalresearch.ca Over elapsing time from the February 2014 US-instituted "pro-democracy revolution", an ever expanding group of neo-Nazis has been elected to office in the Ukrainian parliament. Over the past five years of what the Washington Post calls "fledgling democracy"

Staff (2022-04-04). Lack of US political decision brought Vienna talks to halt. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 04 (MNA) — Talks in Vienna over reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal have come to a standstill due to the Biden administration's inability to make tough political decisions.

Staff (2022-04-04). Serbia's President Vucic declares landslide victory. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 04 (MNA) — Aleksandar Vucic has announced his victory in the first round of Sunday's Serbian presidential election.

ecns.cn (2022-04-04). Nomination period of HKSAR chief executive election begins. ecns.cn The nomination period for the chief executive election of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has begun on Sunday and will run through April 16.

ecns.cn (2022-04-04). Chinese premier congratulates Hungarian PM on winning elections. ecns.cn Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Monday sent a message of congratulation to his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban on his Fidesz party's re-winning parliamentary elections.

____ (2022-04-04). Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen surges in French presidential polls. wsws.org The election of a neo-fascist president is a real possibility, as a result of the militaristic and fascistic evolution of the entire French political establishment.

____ (2022-04-04). French presidential candidates silent on COVID-19's human cost. wsws.org While the COVID-19 is again on the rise in France, candidates for the upcoming election are silent on the new wave and the 142,000 lives the virus has already cost.

____ (2022-04-04). Stumping for "America First" Republicans, Trump holds campaign rally in Macomb County, Michigan. wsws.org The threat of fascistic violence permeated the rally, with frequent calls from the crowd to "lock up" Trump's political opponents, including Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessell and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

____ (2022-04-04). Democrats reject calls to impeach far-right Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. wsws.org Text messages implicating Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, in Trump's January 6 conspiracy have exposed flagrant judicial misconduct by her husband, who voted to block access to documents by the congressional committee investigating the coup plot in which his own wife participated.

Staff (2022-04-04). Jon Batiste se corona en los Grammy 2022: Lista completa de ganadores. cubadebate.cu El lauro a álbum del año de Jon Batiste, por su disco We are, resulta hoy lo más relevante de la edición 64 de los Premios Grammy de EE.UU. Los críticos y votantes autorizados de la Academia Nacional de Artes y Ciencias de la Grabación distinguieron al jazzista por encima de otros como Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga y Justin Bieber también nominados en esa categoría.

rqorinoco (2022-04-04). The U.S. empire uses engineered destabilization to delay its full demise. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Mar 30, 2022 | When it comes to the decline of U.S. hegemony, there are two sides to the story, one hopeful and the other bleak. One pertains to all of the ways that the empire's power is unambiguously diminishing, and to how this is opening the potential for workers democracy to spread to every part of the world. To how Washington has been unable to use its fascist Ukrainian proxy to crush the independence of the Donbass peoples, how Washington's subversion efforts in places like Hong Kong have failed, how the 2019 coup in Bolivia has been reversed, and other such positive developments. Th…

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-04-04). United States Colored Troops Congressional Gold Medal Act. indybay.org The Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate shall make appropriate arrangements for the presentation, on behalf of Congress, of a gold medal of appropriate design to the African Americans who served with Union forces during the Civil War, collectively, in recognition of their bravery and outstanding service during the Civil War.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-04-04). 2022 California Armed Service Day – Tribute to United States Colored Troops. indybay.org AB 1655, is on the way to an official California Juneteenth Holiday to begin sharing our authentic contribution toward saving the Union while fighting for freedom. In July of 1862, Congress passed the Militia Act of 1862. It had become an "indispensable military necessity" to call on America's African descent population to help save the Union.

Editor2 (2022-04-03). Russia-Ukraine Conflict Highlights Racist Double Standard in the West. orinocotribune.com By Wu Chaolan — Mar 21, 2022 | The ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict has garnered widespread attention across the globe. The wall-to-wall coverage and outpouring of reactions to the Russia-Ukraine conflict from the West has raised eyebrows at its double standard toward other humanitarian crises, which has unsheathed flagrant racist and biased attitudes toward the value of non-white lives that also matter. | CBS News senior correspondent in Kyiv Charlie D'Agata, for instance, has faced a widespread backlash due to his discriminatory comments on the Ukraine crisis: "This isn't a place, with all due respect, like…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-04-03). Nazis in Ukraine: Seeing Through the Fog of the Information War. libya360.wordpress.com Gabriel Rockhill Participants of an annual event in honor of Stepan Bandera march through Kyiv, Ukraine on Jan. 1, 2021. (Genya Savilou/AFP) On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin undertook what he referred to as a "special military operation … to de-militarise and de-Nazify Ukraine." Western bourgeois media immediately decried these stated goals, regularly repeating that the allegations of…

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-04-03). Trump says Biden's physical and mental condition declining. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — US President Joe Biden's physical and mental health has been deteriorating, as is the state of the entire country, Former US President Donald Trump said on Saturday.

Dee Knight (2022-04-03). Biden On The Long Fight Ahead: "This battle will not be won in days or months" covertactionmagazine.com Joe Biden "sparked a global uproar" on March 26, declaring Russian President Vladimir Putin "cannot remain in power." He also …

Marzieh Rahmani (2022-04-03). VIDEO: Joe Biden appears to fall asleep in military ceremony. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 03 (MNA) — The footage that is showing US President Joe Biden has fallen asleep at the Commissioning Commemoration Ceremony of the USS Delaware grabbed media attention on Saturday.

_____ (2022-04-03). Will Biden Shoot Himself In The Foot To Impose Sanctions On Russia? popularresistance.org On Thursday, President Joe Biden ordered the largest release ever from the US emergency oil reserve in a futile attempt to bring down gasoline prices that have soared to record levels following the Russo-Ukraine War. Starting in May, the United States will release 1 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil for six months from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), amounting to 180 million barrels in total, which is equivalent to only two days of the global demand. | Invoking the fabled trope of American patriotism, Biden urged the consumers not to hesitate from paying twice the amount while filling gas tanks in…

Dean Baker (2022-04-03). CNN Hypes Inflation, Just Like It Hyped Ebola Before the 2014 Midterm Elections. cepr.net I'm sure everyone remembers the 2014 Ebola crisis. A

_____ (2022-04-03). Medicare For All Is Not Enough. popularresistance.org We have long advocated for single-payer national health insurance. By eliminating private insurers and simplifying how providers are paid, single-payer would free up hundreds of billions of dollars now squandered annually on insurance-related bureaucracy. The savings would make it feasible to cover the uninsured and to eliminate the cost barriers that keep even insured patients from getting the care they need. And it would free patients and doctors from the narrow provider networks and other bureaucratic constraints imposed by insurance middlemen. We still urgently need this reform. | However, the accelerating co…

Staff (2022-04-03). Manu Pineda a Josep Borrell: "En Cuba se condena como en cualquier Estado democrático de derecho" cubadebate.cu "El camino de la injerencia y el insulto no es el más apropiado para la construcción de buenas relaciones con países soberanos", afirma el eurodiputado Manu Pineda en carta a Josep Borrell, alto representante de la UE, a raíz de su declaración sobre los procesos judiciales relacionados con los hechos de julio de 2021, que, señala Pineda, "no habla de la agresión constante contra Cuba".

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-04-03). Gold Mining Town of Negro Bar Cemetery and 2022 Armed Forces Day Celebration. indybay.org The Negro Bar Cemetery was originally associated with the Negro Bar Gold Rush Era Mining Town, which is a California State Historical Site. Across Lake Natoma, a newly developed project area set aside within the vast Folsom Lake Recreational Area managed by California State Parks to honor early pioneers of African Descent along today's American River Parkway during the California Gold Rush Era (1840-1875) is under another round of effort to distort, destroy and/or disregard authentic California History.

Dean Baker (2022-04-03). More Quick Thoughts on the March Jobs Report — Good News on Inflation. cepr.net Many of us have highlighted both the strong pace of job growth and the drop in unemployment in March. This is great news. We are now looking at a labor market that is as strong as at any point in the last fifty years. This should be cause for celebration, but all the Republicans have …

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