2021-04-11: News Headlines

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

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

Eurasia Review (2021-04-10). Developed Blood Test For Depression, Bipolar Disorder. eurasiareview.com Worldwide, 1 in 4 people will suffer from a depressive episode in their lifetime. | While current diagnosis and treatment approaches are largely trial and error, a breakthrough study by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers sheds new light on the biological basis of mood disorders, and offers a promising blood test aimed at a precision medicine approach to treatment. | Led by Alexander B. Niculescu, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at IU School of Medicine, the study was published in the high impact journal Molecular Psychiatry . The work builds on previous research conducted by Niculescu and his c…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-10). Young Hawk Trained For Hunting: South Korea Rolled Out New Advanced Supersonic Jet KF-21. southfront.org A view of South Korea's first prototype of the next-generation fighter, officially dubbed KF-21 Boramae, being revealed at the Korea Aerospace Industries Co. facility in Sacheon, South Korea on Friday. | On April 9, South Korea unveiled a prototype of the its first next-generation indigenous fighter jet. The new KF-21 Boramae, or "young hawk trained for hunting," jet was showcased at a rollout ceremony held at the Korea Aerospace Industries headquarters…

_____ (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…

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2021-04-10: News Headlines

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

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

_____ (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…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-10). Developed Blood Test For Depression, Bipolar Disorder. eurasiareview.com Worldwide, 1 in 4 people will suffer from a depressive episode in their lifetime. | While current diagnosis and treatment approaches are largely trial and error, a breakthrough study by Indiana University School of Medicine researchers sheds new light on the biological basis of mood disorders, and offers a promising blood test aimed at a precision medicine approach to treatment. | Led by Alexander B. Niculescu, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at IU School of Medicine, the study was published in the high impact journal Molecular Psychiatry . The work builds on previous research conducted by Niculescu and his c…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-10). Young Hawk Trained For Hunting: South Korea Rolled Out New Advanced Supersonic Jet KF-21. southfront.org A view of South Korea's first prototype of the next-generation fighter, officially dubbed KF-21 Boramae, being revealed at the Korea Aerospace Industries Co. facility in Sacheon, South Korea on Friday. | On April 9, South Korea unveiled a prototype of the its first next-generation indigenous fighter jet. The new KF-21 Boramae, or "young hawk trained for hunting," jet was showcased at a rollout ceremony held at the Korea Aerospace Industries headquarters…

teleSUR (2021-04-09). Prince Philip of Edinburgh Died in London. telesurenglish.net Prince Philip of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II of England for 72 years, died in London at the age of 99. | RELATED: | This happened on Friday morning at King Edward VII hospital to which he was transferred on Tuesday night from Windsor Castle where he had been confined since the start of the pandemic. | Philip of Edinburgh was the father of four children, grandfather of eight grandchildren, and great-gr…

commondreams (2021-04-09). Biden Administration/Army Corps Allows Illegal Dakota Access Pipeline to Continue to Flow Despite Impacted Indigenous Opposition. 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). Despite Promises to Listen to Tribes and Fight Climate Change, Biden Administration Allows Oil to Continue Flowing Through Dakota Access Pipeline. commondreams.org ______________________________…

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, …

Anonymous669 (2021-04-09). Sinai Insurgency: ISIS Terrorists Execute Pro-Government Tribal Fighter (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image | On April 5, ISIS announced that its fighters in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula had captured and executed a pro-government tribal fighter. | According to the terrorist group's news agency, Amaq, the execution took place in the area of al-Burth to the south of Rafah city in the northern part of Sinai. | Amaq shared photos of the war crime. The photos show ISIS terrorists shooting the victim, a young man, in the head before burying him in an unmarked grave. The i…

Dan Bacher (2021-04-09). Over 1600 gallons of oil spilled in Inglewood Oil Field; oil and gas scorecard released. indybay.org "Yesterday's oil spill is a deadly reminder that the environmental racism that's shaped and harmed Black, Indigenous, and people of color continues to put our health at risk," said Martha Dina Arguello, STAND-LA Coalition and Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles.

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…

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2021-04-09: News Headlines

VOA (2021-04-09). Britain's Prince Philip, Husband Of Queen Elizabeth, Dies At 99. eurasiareview.com By Henry Ridgwell | Prince Philip, the Greek-born consort to Queen Elizabeth, Britain's longest sitting monarch, has died at the age of 99. | In a statement released to the media and posted on the gates of Buckingham Palace Friday morning, the royal family said, "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh." | "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle. Further announcements will be made in due course. The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his los…

teleSUR (2021-04-09). Prince Philip of Edinburgh Died in London. telesurenglish.net Prince Philip of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II of England for 72 years, died in London at the age of 99. | RELATED: | This happened on Friday morning at King Edward VII hospital to which he was transferred on Tuesday night from Windsor Castle where he had been confined since the start of the pandemic. | Philip of Edinburgh was the father of four children, grandfather of eight grandchildren, and great-gr…

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…

Dan Bacher (2021-04-09). Over 1600 gallons of oil spilled in Inglewood Oil Field; oil and gas scorecard released. indybay.org "Yesterday's oil spill is a deadly reminder that the environmental racism that's shaped and harmed Black, Indigenous, and people of color continues to put our health at risk," said Martha Dina Arguello, STAND-LA Coalition and Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles.

Anonymous669 (2021-04-09). Sinai Insurgency: ISIS Terrorists Execute Pro-Government Tribal Fighter (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image | On April 5, ISIS announced that its fighters in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula had captured and executed a pro-government tribal fighter. | According to the terrorist group's news agency, Amaq, the execution took place in the area of al-Burth to the south of Rafah city in the northern part of Sinai. | Amaq shared photos of the war crime. The photos show ISIS terrorists shooting the victim, a young man, in the head before burying him in an unmarked grave. The i…

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, …

UCAN (2021-04-08). Indian Missionary Finds Joy Of Christ In Muslim-Majority Malaysia. eurasiareview.com By Rock Ronald Rozario | His missionary experience at St. Edmund Catholic Church in Limbang, a town in Sarawak state in Malaysian Borneo, has left an indelible mark on the life of Father Christu Kolabathina, better known as Ravindra Babu. | The Indian priest from St. Joseph Missionary Society of Mill Hill (popularly known as Mill Hill Missionaries) has served as the assistant pastor of a parish in Miri Diocese since September 2018. | The second of five children, Father Ravindra was educated in Catholic schools in India. The first part of his missionary and priestly formation including philosophy studies was co…

Harleen Kaur Bal (2021-04-08). What Should We Learn from India's Farmers' Protests? counterpunch.org Outside the Indian Embassy in Washington, D.C., a saffron-turbaned man distributes water bottles to families of protestors with signs reading, "No Farmers, No Food." The protest represents growing international concern, particularly from Indian diaspora communities, towards Indian farmers peacefully protesting recent farm bills that would deregulate Indian agriculture. As the protest concludes in D.C., my family and

pyeverino (2021-04-08). Anti-Racist Movements in Brazil: Activist Series. dsausa.org RSVP Here Around the world, Black-led movements are raising the stakes in our collective struggles. This discussion series with leading Black and Indigenous militants from across Brazil spotlights their experiences in organizing against state violence, workplace exploitation, and structural racism everywhere from education to healthcare. Today's movements facing neo-fascism, militarization, and an unprecedented public health…

Editor2 (2021-04-08). Court Upholds $10 Million Judgment Against Bolivian Leaders for 2003 Massacre. orinocotribune.com April 6, 2021, Miami — Yesterday, a federal judge rejected an attempt by Bolivia's former president, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, and former defense minister, José Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, to vacate a $10 million damages award against them for the massacre of unarmed Indigenous people in 2003. A jury found the former officials liable under the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) in April 2018, after a month-long trial that included six days of jury deliberations. The trial marked the first time in U.S. history that a former head of state sat before his accusers in a U.S. human rights trial. In an unusual move…

WSWS (2021-04-08). Australia: IYSSE/CFPE meeting adopts resolution to fight university cuts. wsws.org The motion, carried unanimously, offers a way forward for students and staff, based on an alternative socialist perspective that rejects the dictates of the corporate elite.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-04-08). Tribes, Conservationists Urge Haaland to Restore 'Sacred' National Monuments During Utah Visit. commondreams.org Campaigners tell Biden's new Interior Secretary to undo the attack on Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/haaland-monuments.jpg

RT (2021-04-08). Netherlands, Portugal latest to ditch AstraZeneca Covid vaccine for under-60s after EMA blood-clot review. rt.com Portugal and the Netherlands have become the latest countries to restrict their rollouts of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca after a review by the EU's drug regulator found blood clots can be a very rare side effect. | The Dutch cabinet has been advised by the Health Council, a scientific advisory body, to pause its use of the jab in those under the age of 60 in light of the safety concerns, broadcaster NOS reported on Thursday. | The Netherlands' health minister, Hugo de Jonge, has also said that younger people should be given an alternative vaccine, due to their higher risk of blood clots. | Als…

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III (2021-04-08). The Vaccine Race And Scramble For Equity — Analysis. eurasiareview.com The health crisis triggered a frenzied race to develop vaccines to defeat the coronavirus, with pharmaceutical companies from advanced and emerging countries ramping up their medical research and development programs. Prestige, profit and influence provided key motivations. Traditional and novel approaches to vaccine development were pursued. Chinese and Indian vaccine makers, for instance, used tried-and-tested inactivated viruses, while Western manufacturers worked on new scientific interventions such as viral vector, DNA and RNA-based vaccines. Each approach has its own upsides and weaknesses. For instance.

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2021-04-08: News Headlines

Harleen Kaur Bal (2021-04-08). What Should We Learn from India's Farmers' Protests? counterpunch.org Outside the Indian Embassy in Washington, D.C., a saffron-turbaned man distributes water bottles to families of protestors with signs reading, "No Farmers, No Food." The protest represents growing international concern, particularly from Indian diaspora communities, towards Indian farmers peacefully protesting recent farm bills that would deregulate Indian agriculture. As the protest concludes in D.C., my family and

pyeverino (2021-04-08). Anti-Racist Movements in Brazil: Activist Series. dsausa.org RSVP Here Around the world, Black-led movements are raising the stakes in our collective struggles. This discussion series with leading Black and Indigenous militants from across Brazil spotlights their experiences in organizing against state violence, workplace exploitation, and structural racism everywhere from education to healthcare. Today's movements facing neo-fascism, militarization, and an unprecedented public health…

Editor2 (2021-04-08). Court Upholds $10 Million Judgment Against Bolivian Leaders for 2003 Massacre. orinocotribune.com April 6, 2021, Miami — Yesterday, a federal judge rejected an attempt by Bolivia's former president, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, and former defense minister, José Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, to vacate a $10 million damages award against them for the massacre of unarmed Indigenous people in 2003. A jury found the former officials liable under the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) in April 2018, after a month-long trial that included six days of jury deliberations. The trial marked the first time in U.S. history that a former head of state sat before his accusers in a U.S. human rights trial. In an unusual move…

Dan Bacher (2021-04-08). Over 1600 gallons of oil spilled in Inglewood Oil Field; oil and gas scorecard released. indybay.org "Yesterday's oil spill is a deadly reminder that the environmental racism that's shaped and harmed Black, Indigenous, and people of color continues to put our health at risk," said Martha Dina Arguello, STAND-LA Coalition and Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles.

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

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

RT (2021-04-07). UK to offer under-30s alternative Covid-19 vaccine amid evidence linking AstraZeneca jab to blood clots. rt.com Britons aged 18 to 29 will be offered an alternative Covid-19 jab to the one made by AstraZeneca, due to evidence linking it to rare blood clots in young people, the UK's vaccine advisory body has said. | The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) announced the move on Wednesday after the UK's drug regulator said 79 people had suffered blood clots by the end of March after they were vaccinated. | A total of 19 people have died from blood clots, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said, but stressed that this did not prove the vaccine had caused the clots. | The blood…

Mike Garrity (2021-04-07). A Welcome Change! Forest Service Halts Trump Plan to Burn Down the Targhee National Forest. counterpunch.org One of the Trump administration's worst projects, which would have burned a million acres of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, has been halted in its tracks by Biden's Forest Service after the Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Native Ecosystems Council, and Yellowstone to Uintas submitted detailed comments opposing this insane idea. The Targhee Prescribed Fire project

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-04-07). 'The People Have Spoken': Left-Wing, Indigenous-Led Party Vows to Stop Greenland Uranium Mining Project After Historic Win. commondreams.org "Greenlanders are sending a strong message that for them it's not worth sacrificing the environment to achieve independence and economic development." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/greenland.png

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

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

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2021-04-07: News Headlines

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

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

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

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

Mike Garrity (2021-04-07). A Welcome Change! Forest Service Halts Trump Plan to Burn Down the Targhee National Forest. counterpunch.org One of the Trump administration's worst projects, which would have burned a million acres of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, has been halted in its tracks by Biden's Forest Service after the Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Native Ecosystems Council, and Yellowstone to Uintas submitted detailed comments opposing this insane idea. The Targhee Prescribed Fire project

Andy Worthington (2021-04-06). US Military Closes Camp 7, Guantánamo's 'High-Value Detainee' Prison Block, Moves Men To Camp 5 — OpEd. eurasiareview.com In news from Guantánamo, the US military announced that it had shut Camp 7, the secretive prison block where Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other so-called "high-value detainees" have been held since their arrival at Guantánamo from CIA "black sites" in September 2006, and had moved the prisoners to Camp 5. | Modeled on a maximum security prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, Camp 5, which cost $17.5 million, opened in 2004, and its solid-walled, isolated cells were used to hold prisoners regarded as non-compliant. As the prison's population shrank, however, it was closed — in September 2016 — and its remain…

_____ (2021-04-06). Indigenous Youth Rally To Demand Biden Stop Pipelines. popularresistance.org On Thursday, the fifth anniversary of the founding of the Sacred Stone Camp on the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation to resist the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), frontline Indigenous youth and organizers held several actions in Washington, D.C. The activists called on President Joe Biden to end DAPL and the Line 3 pipeline and to "Build Back Fossil Free." | "It was our youth that led today," explained Waniya Locke (Diné, Lakota, Nakota and Anishinaabe). The youth-led actions included a rally at the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) headquarters, where organizers delivered petitions with 400,000 signatures demand…

WSWS (2021-04-06). Indiana ends mask mandate as state's COVID-19 cases climb. wsws.org In states across the US, governors are removing whatever minimal restrictions remain despite rising infection and hospitalization rates and warnings from public health officials and scientists of a "fourth wave" of the pandemic.

teleSUR (2021-04-06). Honduras Starts Trial Against Alleged Killer of Berta Caceres. telesurenglish.net Honduras' Sentencing Court on Tuesday started the trial against Roberto Castillo, who is the alleged mastermind of the murder of environmental activist Berta Caceres in 2016. | RELATED: | Justice Ministry spokesman Melvin Duarte informed that the judicial process against Castillo will conclude on April 30. | Bertha Zuñiga, who is Caceres's daughter and the coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous O…

_____ (2021-04-06). Six Ways Chevron Imperils Climate, Human Rights, And Racial Justice. popularresistance.org Although we're barely one quarter into 2021, multiple forces are squeezing Chevron for the preventable harm it is inflicting on the global climate. The company is also being dragged for its greenwashing, its role in perpetuating racial injustice in the United States, and its violations of Indigenous peoples' rights and other human rights from Burma/Myanmar to Ecuador. | The table is now set for Chevron's annual meeting in May, where several climate-related shareholder proposals will be on the agenda. Campaigners are calling for votes against both the board chair and the lead independent director on the basis of f…

WSWS (2021-04-06). Atmosphere tense as 12-hour/seven-day schedule goes into effect at Stellantis Sterling Heights Assembly. wsws.org Despite massive opposition, a new alternative work schedule has gone into effect at the giant assembly plant north of Detroit, in the latest attack on the principle of the eight-hour workday.

P. K. Balachandran (2021-04-06). Was Portuguese Proselytization In Ceylon Ruthless As Portrayed? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Colonial administrator James Emerson Tennent has a different view : | James Emerson Tennent was Colonial Secretary in Ceylon from 1846 to 1850 and Acting Governor in April-May 1847. Tennent was not just an administrator, a Colonial master lording over obsequious natives. His keen eye and ear caught the nuances of the communities he was administering. His scholarship got him the Presidency of the Ceylon branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. | In "Christianity in Ceylon" published in 1850, Tennent traces its encounters with, and the challenges it faced from, entrenched faiths like Buddhism, Hinduism, Isla…

Editor2 (2021-04-06). Some Standard Cynical CIA-Style Cuba COVID Reporting at The Washington Post. orinocotribune.com By Paul Street — Apr 2, 2021 | Never underestimate the cynicism of American corporate media. As the Scotland-based historian Helen Yaffe recently observed on Counterpunch, the socialist state of Cuba currently has five COVID-19 vaccines in clinical trials "and is set to be among the first nations to vaccinate its entire population." Further: "Cuba has gone on the offensive against COVID-19, mobilizing the prevention-focused, community based public healthcare system to carry out daily house visits to actively detect and treat cases and channeling the medical science sector to adapt and produce new treatments…

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2021-04-06: News Headlines

Andy Worthington (2021-04-06). US Military Closes Camp 7, Guantánamo's 'High-Value Detainee' Prison Block, Moves Men To Camp 5 — OpEd. eurasiareview.com In news from Guantánamo, the US military announced that it had shut Camp 7, the secretive prison block where Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other so-called "high-value detainees" have been held since their arrival at Guantánamo from CIA "black sites" in September 2006, and had moved the prisoners to Camp 5. | Modeled on a maximum security prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, Camp 5, which cost $17.5 million, opened in 2004, and its solid-walled, isolated cells were used to hold prisoners regarded as non-compliant. As the prison's population shrank, however, it was closed — in September 2016 — and its remain…

P. K. Balachandran (2021-04-06). Was Portuguese Proselytization In Ceylon Ruthless As Portrayed? — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Colonial administrator James Emerson Tennent has a different view : | James Emerson Tennent was Colonial Secretary in Ceylon from 1846 to 1850 and Acting Governor in April-May 1847. Tennent was not just an administrator, a Colonial master lording over obsequious natives. His keen eye and ear caught the nuances of the communities he was administering. His scholarship got him the Presidency of the Ceylon branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. | In "Christianity in Ceylon" published in 1850, Tennent traces its encounters with, and the challenges it faced from, entrenched faiths like Buddhism, Hinduism, Isla…

Editor2 (2021-04-06). Some Standard Cynical CIA-Style Cuba COVID Reporting at The Washington Post. orinocotribune.com By Paul Street — Apr 2, 2021 | Never underestimate the cynicism of American corporate media. As the Scotland-based historian Helen Yaffe recently observed on Counterpunch, the socialist state of Cuba currently has five COVID-19 vaccines in clinical trials "and is set to be among the first nations to vaccinate its entire population." Further: "Cuba has gone on the offensive against COVID-19, mobilizing the prevention-focused, community based public healthcare system to carry out daily house visits to actively detect and treat cases and channeling the medical science sector to adapt and produce new treatments…

Karla Mendes (2021-04-05). Déjà Vu as Palm Oil Industry Brings Deforestation, Pollution to Amazon. globalresearch.ca Guided by an Indigenous leader, we drove down dusty roads in …

Patrick Mazza (2021-04-05). How the Saami Indigenous People Fended Off Gates-funded Geoengineering Experiment. counterpunch.org The first ever stratospheric test of geoengineering technology, funded by Bill Gates, has been suspended under pressure from the indigenous people over whose heads it would take place, the Saami of northern Scandinavia. It may be moved back to the United States. At the recommendation of the project's Advisory Committee, the scheduled June test has been called off. That became public March 31.

Leia Barnett (2021-04-05). Threats to the Greater Gila: an Imperiled Landscape Under Siege. counterpunch.org The Greater Gila region is an exceptional landscape. It is exceptional for its biodiversity, which is greater than that of Yellowstone. It is exceptional for its cultural significance, as it is the traditional homelands for 18 different federally recognized tribes. It is exceptional for its cultural history, which dates back to over 10,000 years ago. It is exceptional for its size and scale, at over 10 million acres, five different ecoregions, four different designated wilderness areas, and three separate mountain ranges. And it is exceptional for the place that it holds in the hearts and minds of many New Mexica…

Brett Wilkins (2021-04-05). First Nations land defenders take direct action against Trans Mountain pipeline. peoplesworld.org A pair of Indigenous land defenders locked themselves to equipment at a fossil fuel pumping station in British Columbia on Saturday, vowing to continue resisting a government-owned oil pipeline that is harming the climate, the environment, and First Nations peoples whose unceded lands it traverses. The pipeline protesters — self-described on social media as "accomplices" …

David Hearst (2021-04-05). EXCLUSIVE: Jordan's army chief heard warning Hamzah against talking to tribal leaders. middleeasteye.net EXCLUSIVE: Jordan's army chief heard warning Hamzah against talking to tribal leaders | A surreptitious recording of a conversation between Yousef Huneiti and the former crown prince on Saturday reveals no accusations of plotting a coup were made | Mon, 04/05/2021 – 16: 20 | Jordanian Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, pictured here on 17 April 2012, says he has been under de facto house arrest since Saturday…

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Karla Mendes (2021-04-05). Déjà Vu as Palm Oil Industry Brings Deforestation, Pollution to Amazon. globalresearch.ca Guided by an Indigenous leader, we drove down dusty roads in …

Patrick Mazza (2021-04-05). How the Saami Indigenous People Fended Off Gates-funded Geoengineering Experiment. counterpunch.org The first ever stratospheric test of geoengineering technology, funded by Bill Gates, has been suspended under pressure from the indigenous people over whose heads it would take place, the Saami of northern Scandinavia. It may be moved back to the United States. At the recommendation of the project's Advisory Committee, the scheduled June test has been called off. That became public March 31.

Patrick Mazza (2021-04-05). How the Saami Indigenous People Fended Off Gates-funded Geoengineering Experiment. counterpunch.org The first ever stratospheric test of geoengineering technology, funded by Bill Gates, has been suspended under pressure from the indigenous people over whose heads it would take place, the Saami of northern Scandinavia. It may be moved back to the United States. At the recommendation of the project's Advisory Committee, the scheduled June test has

Leia Barnett (2021-04-05). Threats to the Greater Gila: an Imperiled Landscape Under Siege. counterpunch.org The Greater Gila region is an exceptional landscape. It is exceptional for its biodiversity, which is greater than that of Yellowstone. It is exceptional for its cultural significance, as it is the traditional homelands for 18 different federally recognized tribes. It is exceptional for its cultural history, which dates back to over 10,000 years ago. It is exceptional for its size and scale, at over 10 million acres, five different ecoregions, four different designated wilderness areas, and three separate mountain ranges. And it is exceptional for the place that it holds in the hearts and minds of many New Mexica…

Leia Barnett (2021-04-05). Threats to the Greater Gila: An Imperiled Landscape Under Siege. counterpunch.org The Greater Gila region is an exceptional landscape. It is exceptional for its biodiversity, which is greater than that of Yellowstone. It is exceptional for its cultural significance, as it is the traditional homelands for 18 different federally recognized tribes. It is exceptional for its cultural history, which dates back to over 10,000 years ago.

David Hearst (2021-04-05). EXCLUSIVE: Jordan's army chief heard warning Hamzah against talking to tribal leaders. middleeasteye.net EXCLUSIVE: Jordan's army chief heard warning Hamzah against talking to tribal leaders | A surreptitious recording of a conversation between Yousef Huneiti and the former crown prince on Saturday reveals no accusations of plotting a coup were made | Mon, 04/05/2021 – 16: 20 | Jordanian Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, pictured here on 17 April 2012, says he has been under de facto house arrest since Saturday…

Brett Wilkins (2021-04-05). First Nations land defenders take direct action against Trans Mountain pipeline. peoplesworld.org A pair of Indigenous land defenders locked themselves to equipment at a fossil fuel pumping station in British Columbia on Saturday, vowing to continue resisting a government-owned oil pipeline that is harming the climate, the environment, and First Nations peoples whose unceded lands it traverses. The pipeline protesters — self-described on social media as "accomplices" …

teleSUR (2021-04-04). Ecuador: Indigenous People Back Andres Arauz's Candidacy. telesurenglish.net Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) President Jaime Vargas announced his support for the Union For Hope (UNES) candidate Andres Arauz ahead of the presidential election runoff on April 11. | RELATED: | The announcement was made after the conclusion of Arauz's electoral campaign in Sucumbios province on Saturday. | "We are building national unity by putting Ecuador first. We are summoned by the plu…

orinocotribune (2021-04-04). An Arauz Presidency in Ecuador Would Revive UNASUR, Weaken Lima Group — Chavista Chronicles from Caracas Interview with Joe Emersberger. orinocotribune.com Caracas, April 03, 2021 (OrinocoTribune.com).- In this new episode of Chavista Chronicles from Caracas we had the pleasure to interview Joe Emersberger, an author and journalist with Ecuadorian roots based in Canada. His work has appeared in FAIR.org, Telesur English, ZNet, CounterPunch, Monthly Review and many other alternative outlets. He is one of the best and most prolific leftist writers on Ecuadorian politics in the English language. | The second round of the Ecuadorian presidential elections is scheduled to be held next Sunday, April 11. Many around Latin America and the world have their eye on the politic…

Cronkite News Arizona PBS (2021-04-04). Advocates call on Biden to 'tear down this wall,' repair border damage. juancole.com By Sarah Oven ( Cronkite News ) — WASHINGTON — Advocates called on President Joe Biden to "tear down this wall" Tuesday and fulfill his campaign promise of stopping the border wall construction that he put on hold in January. The meeting of border-state lawmakers, advocates and tribal members came 70 days after Biden, in …

Brenda Norrell (2021-04-04). Killing the Black Snake: Native Youths Incredible Stand Against Pipelines in Washington. indybay.org Native youths ran to the White House, locked down on tripods outside, and delivered more than 400,000 petitions to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers demanding the shut down of Dakota Access Pipeline, and Enbridge Line 3. They marched through the streets of Washington DC with a 200-foot black snake representing the pipelines, and "killed" the snake outside the White House.

American Indian Resource Center at UCSC (2021-04-04). Saturday 4/24: IndigeFest: A Celebration of Indigenous Cultures from Across Turtle Island. indybay.org Free Online Event: | www.eventbrite.com/e/indigefest-a-celebration-of-indigenous-cultures-from-across-turtle-island-registration-145557110235

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teleSUR (2021-04-04). Ecuador: Indigenous People Back Andres Arauz's Candidacy. telesurenglish.net Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) President Jaime Vargas announced his support for the Union For Hope (UNES) candidate Andres Arauz ahead of the presidential election runoff on April 11. | RELATED: | The announcement was made after the conclusion of Arauz's electoral campaign in Sucumbios province on Saturday. | "We are building national unity by putting Ecuador first. We are summoned by the plu…

orinocotribune (2021-04-04). An Arauz Presidency in Ecuador Would Revive UNASUR, Weaken Lima Group — Chavista Chronicles from Caracas Interview with Joe Emersberger. orinocotribune.com Caracas, April 03, 2021 (OrinocoTribune.com).- In this new episode of Chavista Chronicles from Caracas we had the pleasure to interview Joe Emersberger, an author and journalist with Ecuadorian roots based in Canada. His work has appeared in FAIR.org, Telesur English, ZNet, CounterPunch, Monthly Review and many other alternative outlets. He is one of the best and most prolific leftist writers on Ecuadorian politics in English language. | The second round of the Ecuadorian presidential elections is scheduled to be held next Sunday, April 11. Many around Latin America and the world have their eye on the political b…

Cronkite News Arizona PBS (2021-04-04). Advocates call on Biden to 'tear down this wall,' repair border damage. juancole.com By Sarah Oven ( Cronkite News ) — WASHINGTON — Advocates called on President Joe Biden to "tear down this wall" Tuesday and fulfill his campaign promise of stopping the border wall construction that he put on hold in January. The meeting of border-state lawmakers, advocates and tribal members came 70 days after Biden, in …

American Indian Resource Center at UCSC (2021-04-04). Saturday 4/24: IndigeFest: A Celebration of Indigenous Cultures from Across Turtle Island. indybay.org Free Online Event: | www.eventbrite.com/e/indigefest-a-celebration-of-indigenous-cultures-from-across-turtle-island-registration-145557110235

Brenda Norrell (2021-04-04). Killing the Black Snake: Native Youths Incredible Stand Against Pipelines in Washington. indybay.org Native youths ran to the White House, locked down on tripods outside, and delivered more than 400,000 petitions to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers demanding the shut down of Dakota Access Pipeline, and Enbridge Line 3. They marched through the streets of Washington DC with a 200-foot black snake representing the pipelines, and "killed" the snake outside the White House.

Jen Deerinwater (2021-04-04). "Build Back Fossil Free!" zcomm.org Indigenous Youth Rally to Demand Biden Stop Pipelines…

WSWS (2021-04-03). Capitol police officer, driver killed in vehicle attack near US Capitol. wsws.org The driver of the vehicle, identified as 25-year-old Noah Green of Indiana, was shot and killed by police after he crashed his vehicle into a barricade outside the Capitol.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-03). Adjusting Interactions Help Some California's Wild Bee Populations Survive. eurasiareview.com Across California's Central Valley, under stress from large-scale agriculture and climate change, native bee species that are flexible in their pollination behavior when around other wild bee populations appear best suited for survival in shrinking habitats. | That's the primary finding of a study published online in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. | A research team led by University of Oregon biologist Lauren C. Ponisio identified 1,150 network interactions involving 157 wild bee species and 152 plant species at 63 sites spread across three counties. The findings emerged from observations of adult bee…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-04-03). 'We Will Not Stop': First Nations Land Defenders Take Direct Action Against Trans Mountain Pipeline. commondreams.org "Today we stand on unceded, unsurrendered, illegally occupied Secwepemc land to show that we will not stop until the pipeline is terminated and the land is returned to the rightful title holders." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/indigenous_0.jpg

Staff (2021-04-03). Haaland Announces Investigative Unit for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People. truthout.org Human rights defenders on Friday applauded the announcement by U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland that the Bureau of Indian Affairs will establish a unit tasked with investigating missing and murdered Indigenous people. | The Interior Department

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WSWS (2021-04-03). Capitol police officer, driver killed in vehicle attack near US Capitol. wsws.org The driver of the vehicle, identified as 25-year-old Noah Green of Indiana, was shot and killed by police after he crashed his vehicle into a barricade outside the Capitol.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-03). Adjusting Interactions Help Some California's Wild Bee Populations Survive. eurasiareview.com Across California's Central Valley, under stress from large-scale agriculture and climate change, native bee species that are flexible in their pollination behavior when around other wild bee populations appear best suited for survival in shrinking habitats. | That's the primary finding of a study published online in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. | A research team led by University of Oregon biologist Lauren C. Ponisio identified 1,150 network interactions involving 157 wild bee species and 152 plant species at 63 sites spread across three counties. The findings emerged from observations of adult bee…

American Indian Resource Center at UCSC (2021-04-03). Saturday 4/24: IndigeFest: A Celebration of Indigenous Cultures from Across Turtle Island. indybay.org Free Online Event: | www.eventbrite.com/e/indigefest-a-celebration-of-indigenous-cultures-from-across-turtle-island-registration-145557110235

Brenda Norrell (2021-04-03). Killing the Black Snake: Native Youths Incredible Stand Against Pipelines in Washington. indybay.org Native youths ran to the White House, locked down on tripods outside, and delivered more than 400,000 petitions to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers demanding the shut down of Dakota Access Pipeline, and Enbridge Line 3. They marched through the streets of Washington DC with a 200-foot black snake representing the pipelines, and "killed" the snake outside the White House.

WSWS (2021-04-02). Dozens of Canadian Indigenous communities under boil-water advisories one year into pandemic. wsws.org Fifty-eight long-term boil-water advisories remain in effect on First Nation reserves across Canada— some of them more than two decades-old.

teleSUR (2021-04-02). Another Indigenous People Leader Assassinated in Colombia. telesurenglish.net The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) condemned the assassination of Wayuu Indigenous people leader Aura Garcia in the La Guajira department. | RELATED: | She was a traditional authority of the Arronshy community in Uribia municipality. She was ambushed by two unknown individuals and shot to death on Wednesday afternoon. | Previously, she had denounced several threats that led her to request pro…

Staff (2021-04-02). "Build Back Fossil Free!" Indigenous Youth Rally to Demand Biden Stop Pipelines. truthout.org On Thursday, the fifth anniversary of the founding of the Sacred Stone Camp on the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation to resist the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), frontline Indigenous youth and organizers held several actions in Washington, D.C. The activists called on President Joe Biden to end DAPL and the Line 3 pipeline and to "Build Back Fossil Free." | "It was our youth that led today," explained Waniya Locke (Diné, Lakota, Nakota and Anishinaabe). The youth-led actions included a r…

Paul Street (2021-04-02). Some Standard Cynical CIA-Style Cuba Covid Reporting at The Washington Post. counterpunch.org Never underestimate the cynicism of American corporate media. As the Scotland-based historian Helen Yaffe recently observed on Counterpunch, the socialist state of Cuba currently has five COVID-19 vaccines in clinical trials "and is set to be among the first nations to vaccinate its entire population." Further: "Cuba has gone on the offensive against Covid-19, mobilizing

Andrea Germanos (2021-04-02). Indigenous youth take to DC streets with demands to #ShutDownDAPL and #StopLine3. nationofchange.org "Climate chaos is here. We cannot wait."

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-04-02). Haaland Announces New Missing and Murdered Indigenous Unit at Interior. commondreams.org The department said the new unit will "put the full weight of the federal government into investigating these cases and marshal law enforcement resources across federal agencies and throughout Indian country." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/deb_haaland_0.jpg

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Paul Street (2021-04-02). Some Standard Cynical CIA-Style Cuba Covid Reporting at The Washington Post. counterpunch.org Never underestimate the cynicism of American corporate media. As the Scotland-based historian Helen Yaffe recently observed on Counterpunch, the socialist state of Cuba currently has five COVID-19 vaccines in clinical trials "and is set to be among the first nations to vaccinate its entire population." Further: "Cuba has gone on the offensive against Covid-19, mobilizing

Juan Cole (2021-04-01). Egypt's Sisi threatens 'Instability that no one Can Imagine": Will the Next Mideast War be over Water? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The closure of the Suez Canal for a week by the Ultra Large Container Ship, the Ever Given, signaled the importance to world commerce and energy supplies of the canal, through which some 12 percent of world trade passes. Another danger to that world artery, which connects the Indian Ocean …

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-04-01). Indigenous Youth Take to DC Streets With Demands to #ShutDownDAPL and #StopLine3. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/line3-dapl-biden.jpg

Santa Cruz Archaeological Society (2021-04-01). Thursday 4/8: I Got Friends in Loma Prieta: Stories from the Forest of Nisene Marks State Park. indybay.org Free Online Event. Reservation Only & Space Limited | To Register for This Event, Go To: | docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf138Jh-3o3i_hvrZz7gXq8V201fz8rp25Aq2RlNgGUo3U86g/viewform

Suadad al-Salhy (2021-04-01). In south Iraq, political murders are dismissed as 'personal' to quash investigations. middleeasteye.net In south Iraq, political murders are dismissed as 'personal' to quash investigations | Like many in recent years, Jaseb Hattab al-Hiliji's killing was labelled as a 'tribal dispute' – a term often used to avoid repercussions | Thu, 04/01/2021 – 07: 58 | Family of late civil society activist Amjad al-Dahamat, who was killed after taking part in anti-government protest in Amara, continue to mou…

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