2021-04-11: News Headlines

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 …

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…

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,

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

_____ (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…

Brian Berletic (2021-04-11). America's Predictable Betrayal of the 'Iran Nuclear Deal'. globalresearch.ca Despite campaign promises made by now US President Joe Biden to …

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 …

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…

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-infrastructure-singapore/

Juan Cole (2021-04-11). Greening Earth and Creating Jobs, Biden to Slash Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Extend Wind, Solar Credits. commondreams.org Together, wind and solar account for 40 percent of electricity sector jobs in the United States. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/bidenoffshore-wind_2.jpg

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/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/20210409_an_gt1279737243rm_1630x932.jpg

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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 …

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.

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 . . . |

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 . . . |

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…

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.

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…

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."

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…

WSWS (2021-04-10). Biden unveils proposed $769 billion domestic budget. wsws.org The $1.52 trillion discretionary budget proposal released on Friday increases defense and domestic spending without any new significant tax increases on the wealthy.

Colin Todhunter (2021-04-10). Four Words Gates and His Pals Despise: Democracy and Minimum Support Price. dissidentvoice.org The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and an assortment of high-profile figures and policy makers are pushing for unregulated gene-editing technologies, the rollout of bio-synthetic food created in laboratories, the expanded use of patented seeds and the roll back of subsidies and support for farmers in places like India. These neoliberal evangelists despise democracy and …

OtherWords (2021-04-10). Voter Suppression Is an Attack on Democracy — And My Faith. juancole.com By Robert P. Alvarez | — ( Otherwords.org ) — I believe in God and in the right to vote. Georgia's recent election bill doesn't just feel like an attack on democracy — it feels like an attack on my faith. The bill, formally SB 202, infamously makes it illegal to give people food or …

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.

Staff (2021-04-10). Corporations Criticize Georgia's Racist Voting Bill After Giving Big to GOP. truthout.org Corporate America is clashing with GOP leaders over Georgia Republicans' A slew of corporations have

Rabbi Allen S. Maller (2021-04-10). An Islamic Arab Party May Make An Israeli Government — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Lacking a clear path to forming a government, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is delving deep into his bag of political tricks. To reach a majority, Netanyahu needs the support of Yamina leader Naftali Bennett, who he has already met. However, even with Yamina's seven seats, Netanyahu would still be two seats shy of a majority. | Some people in Netanyahu's right-wing religious bloc have entertained a government propped up by the Islamist Arab Ra'am party, which with its four seats emerged from the elections as a potential kingmaker. | Netanyahu's allies in the far-right Religious Zionism party have rejected…

Lynn Parramore (2021-04-10). Stock Buybacks Stand in the Way of Biden's Infrastructure Plan. commondreams.org Hedge fund managers are pushing American firms to play Wall Street games instead of investing in technologies of the future. China doesn't have that problem. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/wall_street_flag_1_0.jpg

_____ (2021-04-10). Book Review: The Revolution Won't Be Stopped. popularresistance.org 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 friends and allies and countries the…

Rodolfo Bueno (2021-04-10). Biden contra China y Rusia: Van por lana, pero pueden salir trasquilados. globalizacion.ca Al declarar al mismo tiempo conflictos belicosos contra Rusia y China, el gobierno del Presidente Biden intenta matar dos pájaros de un tiro; misión imposible, pues sobre valora su real potencial y carece de fuerzas para derrotar la coalición de…

P. K. Balachandran (2021-04-10). Sri Lanka: Buddhist Monks And Security Issues Set To Derail Elections — Analysis. eurasiareview.com While there is pressure on Sri Lanka from India and the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to hold the long-delayed Provincial Council (PC) elections, there are a number political factors preventing the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government from holding the polls in the foreseeable future. | Government ministers have said that the polls could be held at the end of 2021. But that seems more and more unlikely with every passing day. | Firstly, the delimitation of constituencies for holding elections under the First Past…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-10). In Video: SDF Foils Attempt To Smuggle ISIS Relatives Out Of Al-Hawl Camp. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Source: the Hawar News Agency (ANHA) | On April 9, Asayish, the security branch of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), foiled an attempt to smuggle 13 relatives of ISIS terrorists from the notorious al-Hawl camp in the eastern al-Hasakah countryside. | The individuals, eight Iraqis and five Syrians, attempted to escape the camp by hiding in a water tanker. The attempt was foiled by Asayish personnel who arrested the 13 individuals along with the tanker driver. | According to the Hawar News…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-10). US Helicopters Transported Logistics, Weapons From Iraq To Northeastern Syria — Report. southfront.org A U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter crew chief scans below near Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan, on June 9. (Capt. Brian Harris/ Army) | US military helicopters have transported logistics and weapons from Iraq to northeastern Syria, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported on April 10."Helicopters of the American occupation forces coming from Iraq transported containers containing logistical materials, weapons, ammunition and medical materials to their base in al-Shaddadi city in the southern countryside of al-Hasakah," a local sour…

MISES (2021-04-10). Government Property Is Sacred: Your Property? Not So Much — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By José Niño* | In light of the government's response to the January 6 storming of the Capitol, anyone with a sense of political sanity can no longer argue that the war on terror is separate from American domestic affairs. | US imperialism came full circle on January 20, 2021, when Washington, DC, was subject to military occupation during Joe Biden's inaugural address in order to secure the Capitol from alleged domestic extremist threats. When the right-wing violence that DC talking heads were squawking about never came to pass, their focus shifted toward trying to deradicalize right-leaning individuals who ho…

Cyrus Yaqubi (2021-04-10). Why Is Iranian Regime Afraid Of Negotiating With The US? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com After three months, President Biden in an effort to curb the expansion of Iranian regime's nuclear program within the framework of JCPOA, indirectly through his European partners, started negotiation with the Iranian representatives in Vienna, Austria. Although Iran's representatives have ostensibly stated that they will not negotiate directly or indirectly with the United States until the lifting of sanctions by the United States, it is clear to observers that the meeting in Vienna was a kind of negotiation between the two countries. | The meeting even provoked some reactions from opponents of negotiations wi…

Arab News (2021-04-10). Why Biden Will Regret Seeking A 'Quick Win' On Iran — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Baria Alamuddin* | Positive statements by Iranian officials after last week's meeting in Vienna suggest that if the Americans and Europeans are considering additional demands in an updated Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), nobody has told the Iranians. | State Department comments about readiness to lift "sanctions that are inconsistent with the JCPOA" also suggest that Biden may have chosen the path of least resistance for returning to a flawed and limited nuclear deal, with no mechanism for addressing Tehran's terrorism, paramilitarism, expansionism, missile proliferation and warmongering. It is…

BenarNews (2021-04-10). Kerry Says Restoring Democracy In Myanmar Will Ease Bangladesh's Rohingya Burden. eurasiareview.com By Jesmin Papri | Democracy must be restored in Myanmar to ease the Rohingya refugee burden on Bangladesh, U.S. special envoy John Kerry said Friday during a lightning visit to the South Asian nation to drum up support for a Washington-hosted climate summit. | The American diplomat heaped praise on Bangladesh for its "extraordinary" generosity in sheltering the refugees from Myanmar, and even mentioned Dhaka's controversial decision to relocate thousands to a flood-prone island. | He called the current situation in Myanmar "one of the great moral challenges of the planet today," in referring to a coup and dead…

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…

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Biden pushes for tighter gun control after spate of deadly U.S. shootings. ecns.cn In a bid to tamp down gun violence in the United States, President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a new package of executive orders on gun control as any gun violence legislation appears to face slim prospects in a divided Senate.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Int'l Horticultural Exposition opens in Yangzhou. ecns.cn Themed "Green City, Healthy Life," the expo opened to the public in Zaolinwan Tourist Resort in the county-level city of Yizheng, Yangzhou City, and will run until Oct. 8 this year.

John Gilmore (2021-04-10). The Heat: Biden's response to U.S. gun violence. america.cgtn.com U.S. President Joe Biden unveils a series of executive actions to combat gun violence while calling on Congress to do more. To be clear when it comes to curbing guns in the United States, the power of the president is limited. The Constitution vests that …

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2021-04-10: News Headlines

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."

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.

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 . . . |

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 . . . |

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 …

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…

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…

Colin Todhunter (2021-04-10). Four Words Gates and His Pals Despise: Democracy and Minimum Support Price. dissidentvoice.org The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and an assortment of high-profile figures and policy makers are pushing for unregulated gene-editing technologies, the rollout of bio-synthetic food created in laboratories, the expanded use of patented seeds and the roll back of subsidies and support for farmers in places like India. These neoliberal evangelists despise democracy and …

OtherWords (2021-04-10). Voter Suppression Is an Attack on Democracy — And My Faith. juancole.com By Robert P. Alvarez | — ( Otherwords.org ) — I believe in God and in the right to vote. Georgia's recent election bill doesn't just feel like an attack on democracy — it feels like an attack on my faith. The bill, formally SB 202, infamously makes it illegal to give people food or …

John Gilmore (2021-04-10). The Heat: Biden's response to U.S. gun violence. america.cgtn.com U.S. President Joe Biden unveils a series of executive actions to combat gun violence while calling on Congress to do more. To be clear when it comes to curbing guns in the United States, the power of the president is limited. The Constitution vests that …

People Before Profits (2021-04-10). 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-infrastructure-singapore/

P. K. Balachandran (2021-04-10). Sri Lanka: Buddhist Monks And Security Issues Set To Derail Elections — Analysis. eurasiareview.com While there is pressure on Sri Lanka from India and the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to hold the long-delayed Provincial Council (PC) elections, there are a number political factors preventing the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government from holding the polls in the foreseeable future. | Government ministers have said that the polls could be held at the end of 2021. But that seems more and more unlikely with every passing day. | Firstly, the delimitation of constituencies for holding elections under the First Past…

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…

California Poor People's Campaign (2021-04-10). Sunday 4/18: "The Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution" Film & Panel w/ Filmmaker. indybay.org Online event…

_____ (2021-04-10). Book Review: The Revolution Won't Be Stopped. popularresistance.org 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 friends and allies and countries the…

MISES (2021-04-10). Government Property Is Sacred: Your Property? Not So Much — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By José Niño* | In light of the government's response to the January 6 storming of the Capitol, anyone with a sense of political sanity can no longer argue that the war on terror is separate from American domestic affairs. | US imperialism came full circle on January 20, 2021, when Washington, DC, was subject to military occupation during Joe Biden's inaugural address in order to secure the Capitol from alleged domestic extremist threats. When the right-wing violence that DC talking heads were squawking about never came to pass, their focus shifted toward trying to deradicalize right-leaning individuals who ho…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-10). In Video: SDF Foils Attempt To Smuggle ISIS Relatives Out Of Al-Hawl Camp. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Source: the Hawar News Agency (ANHA) | On April 9, Asayish, the security branch of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), foiled an attempt to smuggle 13 relatives of ISIS terrorists from the notorious al-Hawl camp in the eastern al-Hasakah countryside. | The individuals, eight Iraqis and five Syrians, attempted to escape the camp by hiding in a water tanker. The attempt was foiled by Asayish personnel who arrested the 13 individuals along with the tanker driver. | According to the Hawar News…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-10). US Helicopters Transported Logistics, Weapons From Iraq To Northeastern Syria — Report. southfront.org A U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter crew chief scans below near Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan, on June 9. (Capt. Brian Harris/ Army) | US military helicopters have transported logistics and weapons from Iraq to northeastern Syria, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported on April 10."Helicopters of the American occupation forces coming from Iraq transported containers containing logistical materials, weapons, ammunition and medical materials to their base in al-Shaddadi city in the southern countryside of al-Hasakah," a local sour…

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Biden pushes for tighter gun control after spate of deadly U.S. shootings. ecns.cn In a bid to tamp down gun violence in the United States, President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a new package of executive orders on gun control as any gun violence legislation appears to face slim prospects in a divided Senate.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Int'l Horticultural Exposition opens in Yangzhou. ecns.cn Themed "Green City, Healthy Life," the expo opened to the public in Zaolinwan Tourist Resort in the county-level city of Yizheng, Yangzhou City, and will run until Oct. 8 this year.

The Socialist Program (2021-04-09). Biden is Funneling Trillions to the Capitalists and Calling it an Infrastructure Program. liberationnews.org Brian and Prof. Wolff discuss the Biden administration's next big priority — passing an infrastructure plan his administration says will create a huge number of jobs.

Max Blumenthal (2021-04-09). Anti-war activist visited by police after posting embarrassing AOC video. thegrayzone.com An anti-war activist was visited by California Highway Patrol officers after posting video of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's bumbling comments on Israel-Palestine. The action, which AOC denies triggering, was initiated by a call to US Capitol Police. As he waited for a food delivery at his home in Los Angeles on April 8, Ryan Wentz, an anti-war activist and producer for the online viral program Soapbox, heard two men calling his name from over his front gate. When he approached, he …

Berry Craig (2021-04-09). Public infrastructure jobs helped beat the Great Depression; they can do it again. peoplesworld.org President Joe Biden's proposed $2 trillion infrastructure bill "brings us one step closer to repairing, rebuilding, and restoring our country," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said a couple of weeks ago. "Repairing, rebuilding, and restoring" reminded me of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "three Rs" of the New Deal: "relief, reform, and recovery." New Deal public works programs …

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…

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.

G. Dunkel (2021-04-09). Solidarity with the Haitian struggle. workers.org The month of March saw a number of demonstrations throughout North America in solidarity with the struggles of the working people of Haiti for justice, democracy and an end to U.S. interference in its internal affairs. Members of the Haitian diaspora along with their international allies held rallies in cities . . . |

Rob Urie (2021-04-09). Capitalism Versus Economic Democracy, Minimum Wage Edition. counterpunch.org The last time that the pay of the rich— corporate profits and gains on speculative wealth, failed to rise for a few months in a row, a revolution ensued. The revolutionary method, now called neoliberalism, was well under way by the time that Ronald Reagan was elected to the presidency in 1980. It emanated from

Chris Smith (2021-04-09). Trapping: New Mexico Moves Forward, Montana Leaps Backward. counterpunch.org Thinking about some other Western states' version of so-called "leadership," I am grateful for what we have here in New Mexico. Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte is infamous for assaulting a journalist, attempting to undermine democracy, and violating his state's hunting regulations (at least twice). News recently broke that Gianforte illegally trapped and killed a wolf

Emily Denny (2021-04-09). New Montana bills 'declare war on wolves, bears, other carnivores' say wildlife supporters. peoplesworld.org A flurry of bills has recently been introduced to Montana's state legislature that reduces restrictions on the killing of grizzly bears and wolves — two predators which have historically struggled to survive in the state. One such bill is SB 98, put forward by Republican Sen. Bruce Gillespie, which would expand the state law allowance for …

Ramzy Baroud (2021-04-09). From His Solitary Confinement, Marwan Barghouti Holds the Key to Fatah's Future. dissidentvoice.org If imprisoned Palestinian leader, Marwan Barghouti, becomes the President of the Palestinian Authority (PA), the status quo will change substantially. For Israel, as well as for the current PA President, Mahmoud Abbas, such a scenario is more dangerous than another strong Hamas showing in the upcoming Palestinian parliamentary elections. The long-delayed elections, now scheduled for May …

Ted Rall (2021-04-09). My Predictions for Biden's Probably-Truncated Presidency. counterpunch.org Beginning in March 2016 I repeatedly and almost famously warned overconfident Democrats—who ridiculed me for saying so—that Donald Trump would probably win the 2016 election. Days after Trump's "softly sensuous" inauguration I accurately predicted the next four years: "Three scenarios show us what everyday life in Trumpian America will probably feel like: Third World dictatorships,

oliviaalperstein (2021-04-09). Pouring Money into the Pentagon Can't Prevent Another Pandemic. ips-dc.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 9, 2021 | Press Contact: Olivia Alperstein, (202) 704-9011 | "Pouring Money into the Pentagon Can't Prevent Another Pandemic, | Stop Climate Change, or Build a Fair Economy": | National Priorities Project at the Institute for Policy Studies | Responds to Biden's Skinny Budget: | Washington, D.C. — On April 9, President Joe Biden unveiled the FY 2022 "skinny budget." While not a full breakdown, the "skinny budget" offers a critical glimpse at topline spending and speaks volumes about the administration's priorities. | The National Priorities Project at the Institute…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-09). Amazon workers in Chicago protest against 'brutal' megacycle shifts and other stories. peoplesdispatch.org Today we look at a walkout staged by Amazon workers in Chicago, the Biden administration's decision to restore aid to UNRWA, protests in Iraq for job opportunities, record surges in Covid-19 cases in India, and the sentencing of an aid worker to 20 years in prison by a Saudi Court…

claudia (2021-04-09). April Dispatch — Fighting for Democracy and Economic Power. dsausa.org Enjoy your April Dispatch! This month we have PRO Act volunteering, a Convention update, and more. Read on to get involved! From Maria: We Won't Be Divided PRO Act Field Team Update — Sign Up to Phonebank Today! Friday 4/9 — RSVP for Organizing Overseas: Migrant Domestic Worker Organizing in the Asia-Pacific Region Your Convention…

Fight Back (2021-04-09). More than 3200 Amazon workers cast ballots in historic union election. fightbacknews.org Birmingham, AL – On April 7, more than a week after union voting ended for workers at Amazon's Bessemer Distribution Center, the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union says that 3215 votes were cast, which is 55% of the 5800 workers at the location. Up until now the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) – which oversees this type of union election – as well as the union and the employer, were engaged in a process of going through every name on the eligibility list and checking if they voted, and seeing if either the employer or the union wished to file an objection to the validity of each ballot based on eli…

Patrick Lawrence (2021-04-09). Biden's Inhumanity on Syria. globalresearch.ca For a time after Joe Biden took office not quite three …

teleSUR (2021-04-09). Dialogue With Cuba and Venezuela Is Not a US Policy Priority. telesurenglish.net The U.S. Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs Juan Gonzalez on Thursday confirmed that a change in policy towards Cuba and Venezuela are not priorities for President Joe Biden. | RELATED: | "The commitments made by the U.S. to the government of President Miguel Diaz-Canel will be fulfilled gradually. Biden is focused on addressing other crises worldwide," he said. | In Dec. 2015, Cuba's President Raul Castro and U.S. President…

Richard C. Gross (2021-04-09). Biden and the Jobs Revolution. counterpunch.org The fledgling Biden revolution is trying to prove America is capable of reversing decades of self-neglect by creating the biggest peacetime jobs program since Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal. Led by a determined, ambitious, surprisingly energetic President Joe Biden backed up by a team of progressive Democrats, the United States finally is turning nation-building toward

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2021-04-09). China-US Relations and Biden's "Global Death Trap": The World Is Facing Another Cold War Which May Become Hot, Even Very Hot. globalresearch.ca In Anchorage, Alaska, on 18-19 March 2021, top diplomats of China …

John Feffer (2021-04-09). International Law Uncanceled: Biden Lifts Sanctions Against ICC, But It's Not Enough. counterpunch.org When the loony right gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference back in February, the theme of the Trump-heavy gathering was "America Uncanceled." Speaker after speaker railed against "political correctness" in American culture, from "woke mobs" to "censorship" in the mainstream news media. Incredibly, they tried to transform so-called cancel culture into the single greatest

WSWS (2021-04-09). Biden responds to mass shootings in the US: Empty words and political diversions. wsws.org The series of executive actions to limit the availability of firearms announced by President Joe Biden on Thursday amount to a Band-Aid over a gaping wound.

teleSUR (2021-04-09). US: Biden Requests Over $700 Billion for 2022 Pentagon Budget. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Joe Biden plans to request a whopping $715 billion for his first Pentagon budget, signaling efforts to confront China and Russia by advancing hypersonic weapons and bolstering its War Fleet with ballistic missile submarines and unmanned ships. | This $715 billion for the Defense Department is 1.6 percent higher than the $704 billion approved for this year, but would amount to a decrease of about 0.4 percent in real, inflation-adjusted terms. The request is just the beginning of what is sure to be a vigorous debate in Congress over how much to spend on defense and how to finance it, according to…

_____ (2021-04-09). Senate Unveils Sweeping Legislation To Confront China. popularresistance.org The Senate Foreign Relations Committee announced a new piece of bipartisan legislation to confront China through prioritized military spending and more arms sales in the Indo-Pacific, sanctions, money for "democracy promotion" in Hong Kong, and other areas where the US seeks to counter Beijing. | The legislation still needs to go through the Committee before being introduced in the Senate, but a draft of the bill, titled the Strategic Competition Act of 2021, was released by Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the Committee chairman. Menendez negotiated the bill with Committee Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-ID). | In a rel…

alexander (2021-04-09). Religious Socialism: Religious groups join DSA to advocate for the PRO Act. dsausa.org The DSA's

teleSUR (2021-04-09). Puebla Group To Accompany As Observer Ecuador's Runoff Election. telesurenglish.net On Friday, the Puebla Group confirmed the presence of an observer mission of the group in Ecuador to accompany the second round of presidential elections scheduled for Sunday, April 11. | RELATED: | The team is headed by Spanish jurist Baltasar Garzon and includes Colombian congressperson Maria Jose Pizarro and a Spanish Congress of Deputies, Gerardo Pisarello. | According to advances of the space formed by Ibero-A…

teleSUR (2021-04-09). Ecuador Kicks Off Presidential Run-off With Inmates Early Vote. telesurenglish.net Over 8,300 Ecuadorian prisoners on Thursday voted early ahead of the run-off election that will take place next Sunday. | RELATED: | The National Electoral Council (CNE) installed 70 ballot boxes in 39 penitentiary centers nationwide. Over 800 police officers watched over the process. | "Citizens who commit crimes do not lose their right to vote. They will also decide on the country's future," CNE President Diana Atamaint said an…

Tanya Wadhwa (2021-04-09). What to expect in Peru's general elections on Sunday. peoplesdispatch.org Ahead of the general elections in Peru on April 11, we look at the leading candidates, their backgrounds and their proposals to deal with the crises facing the country…

Philip Farruggio (2021-04-09). The Donald's bastard children. nationofchange.org It is going to take more than just 'Soul Searching' by Trump's Bastard Children to set things right.

Greg Grandin (2021-04-09). In Ecuador, a Presidential Election With Global Reach. thenation.com In Ecuador, a Presidential Election With Global Reach…

Staff (2021-04-09). Bernie Sanders Invites Oil Executives to Testify at Hearing on Climate Crisis. truthout.org Senate Budget Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) has called on top oil and gas executives to testify at a hearing on "The Cost of Inaction on Climate Change" before the budget committee next Thursday. | The senator invited BP America President David C. Lawler, Chevron CEO Michael Wirth and ExxonMobil CEO Darren W. Woods

Robert S. Becker (2021-04-09). More suicidal GOP gaffes as McConnell scolds corporations: Forget fair elections but keep paying off. nationofchange.org What if refusing to challenge the most onerous election obstacles hurts corporate bottom lines, the ultimate wickedness?>

commondreams (2021-04-09). Biden Administration/Army Corps Allows Illegal Dakota Access Pipeline to Continue to Flow Despite Impacted Indigenous Opposition. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-04-09). Biden's First budget: Billions for Clean Energy, Environment and Public Health. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-04-09). Statement: Groundwork Applauds the Biden Administration's Bold Approach to Investing in Our Future. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-04-09). Biden's Spending Proposal Provides Historical Investments in Public Education. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2021-04-09). Despite Pledges on Tribal Relations and Climate, Biden Declines to Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline. commondreams.org "If Biden wants to be a climate leader on the world stage, he needs to start at home." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/gettyimages-12320576171.jpg

commondreams (2021-04-09). Public Citizen Applauds Biden's Non-Defense Budget Proposal. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-04-09). Despite Promises to Listen to Tribes and Fight Climate Change, Biden Administration Allows Oil to Continue Flowing Through Dakota Access Pipeline. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-04-09). Florida Senate Advances 'Dangerous' Bill Critics Warn Criminalizes Peaceful Protesters. commondreams.org "H.B. 1 is a direct attack on the First Amendment. It is designed to stifle Floridians' right to peacefully assemble and seek change in their democracy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/flblm.jpg

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-04-09). Florida Senate Advances 'Dangerous' Bill Critics Warn Criminalizes Peaceful Protest. commondreams.org "H.B. 1 is a direct attack on the First Amendment. It is designed to stifle Floridians' right to peacefully assemble and seek change in their democracy." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/flblm.jpg

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…

teleSUR (2021-04-09). Peru To Discuss Vizcarra's Disqualification Before Elections. telesurenglish.net A Congress Commission on Thursday approved a report proposing the disqualification of Peru's ex-President Martin Vizcarra (2018-2020) for his illegal COVID-19 vaccination. | RELATED: | Ex-Health Minister Pilar Mazzetti and ex-Foreign Affairs Minister Elizabeth Astete are also accused of constitutional infringement for getting immunized secretly with Sinopharm vaccines. | Popular Force congressman Carlos Mesia announced an urgent…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-09). Military Officials Frustrated That Biden Hasn't Made a Decision on Afghanistan. news.antiwar.com With the May 1st Afghanistan withdrawal deadline only weeks away, President Biden has yet to make an official decision on whether or not troops will remain in the country, Current and former officials told NBC News that there is growing frustration within the military over President Biden's failure to make a decision. One former senior official described Biden as "dithering" and said military leaders want the president to "jus…

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

Roger Stoll (2021-04-09). Unconventional US Warfare Won't Stop Nicaragua's Revolution. dissidentvoice.org Republican strategist Karl Rove often advised his clients to attack not the enemy's weaknesses but its strenghts. 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, …

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…

webdev (2021-04-09). Biden Calls U.S. Gun Violence an "International Embarrassment." Will Congress Finally Act? democracynow.org President Joe Biden has ordered a series of executive actions on gun control in the wake of mass shootings in Georgia, Colorado and elsewhere, calling gun violence in the U.S. an "epidemic" and an "international embarrassment." The most significant executive order aims to crack down on so-called ghost guns — easily assembled firearms bought over the internet without serial numbers, which account for about a third of guns recovered at crime scenes. Biden has also nominated gun control advocate David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, but acknowledged this week that major…

webdev (2021-04-09). Amnesty Int'l: COVID-19 Exacerbates Inequality in Americas as U.S. Policy Drives Refugees to Border. democracynow.org A new Amnesty International report lays out how the pandemic has significantly exacerbated inequality across the Americas over the past year. Over 1.3 million people have died in the region from COVID-19, making the Americas the hardest-hit area in the world. Women, refugees, migrants, underprotected health workers, Indigenous peoples, Black people and other groups historically excluded and neglected by governments have borne the brunt of the pandemic, according to the report, which also points out the rise in gender violence and lethal crackdown on human rights defenders. "It's not a surprise that the Americas h…

Keith Danner (2021-04-09). Glenn Greenwald Took on the Authoritarian Right in Brazil — and Won. zcomm.org Review of Securing Democracy: My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro's Brazil by Glenn Greenwald…

Gershon Baskin (2021-04-09). The great festival of democracy. zcomm.org The Palestinians have an opportunity to demand from those who wish to represent them to lay down their positions and their visions on the future of Palestine…

José Luis Granados Ceja (2021-04-09). Biden's Policies Won't Address the Roots of the Migrant Crisis — They'll Fuel It. zcomm.org Far from treating the border crisis as a humanitarian issue, the Biden administration has continued to expel the vast majority of adult migrants.

John Feffer (2021-04-09). International Law Uncanceled. zcomm.org The Biden administration lifted sanctions against the International Criminal Court. It's not enough…

David Adler (2021-04-09). Ecuador's election is a test of our solidarity. zcomm.org The Progressive International observation delegation returns to Ecuador to observe the most important elections in a generation…

ecns.cn (2021-04-09). Renowned scholar calls on Biden administration to reverse Trump's policies toward China. ecns.cn The U.S. President Joe Biden's administration should reverse policies toward China by former U.S. President Donald Trump's administration, stop its geopolitical contest with China, and let reason return to U.S. policymaking, a renowned scholar has said.

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