Daily Archives: April 23, 2020

2020-04-23: News Headlines

RT (2020-04-23). 'Can't offer help with one hand & smother with the other': Russia slams West & its allies after anti-sanction draft fails at UNGA. rt.com Moscow has blasted the decision by a group of countries, including the US, to block a draft resolution calling for an end to unilateral sanctions on developing countries gripped by the coronavirus pandemic. | The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) rejected two draft resolutions on Wednesday, aimed at supporting the battle against the Covid-19. Both of the Russia-sponsored and the Riadh-championed drafts received at least one "nay" after they were circulated among the body's members on Wednesday. A single objection is enough for a draft to be defeated in line with the special voting protocol in effect at th…

Fight Back (2020-04-23). 150 years after the birth of V.I. Lenin: Long Live Leninism! fightbacknews.org On April 22, 1870 the great Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was born in a small city of Simbirsk near the Volga River. Lenin stood at the forefront of Russia's revolutionary movement, at the helm of the world's first socialist country, and simultaneously brought into being the modern international communist movement. Lenin's thinking and the movement he helped create shook the world, and with our collective efforts, will shape the future. | Lenin's practical and theoretical contributions are legion. He was a profoundly practical person, who made major contributions to Marxist theory. In fact, Lenin to…

Caitlin Johnstone (2020-04-22). Mike Pompeo, Devourer Of Worlds. thealtworld.com Om nom nom nom nom nom nom, | nom nom nom nom nom, | om nom nom nom nom nom nom, | belch. | That is the sound that Mike Pompeo makes | when he devours Venezuelan civilians, | when he devours Yemeni war orphans, | when he devours Iranian Covid victims, | when he devours oil and user data, | when he devours Julian Assange, | when he devours nuclear fallout, | when he devours truth and morality, | when he devours your mind, | when he devours everyone's mind, | when he devours the light of consciousness, | when he devours everything sacred about our species, | when he devours the ecosystem, | when he devours the worl…

South Front (2020-04-22). Video: Russian Fighter Jets Buzz US Spy Planes Off Syrian Coast. globalresearch.ca On April 20, gunmen attacked a vehicle of the US-led coalition moving along the road near the village of Roueished in the province of al-Hasakah. Syrian state media reported that the vehicle was destroyed and several US service members were …

teleSUR (2020-04-22). Presidents of Russia, Iran and Turkey Discuss COVID-19 Crisis. telesurenglish.net Presidents Vladimir Putin, Russia; Hasan Rohani, Iran; and Racep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey, discussed a partnership to tackle COVID-19 in these countries on Tuesday during a telephone meeting. | RELATED: | The consolidation of efforts in the international community is essential to contain the spread of the virus, the leaders agreed. | During the telephone meeting, they agreed to intensify the in…

Fight Back (2020-04-22). It's Lenin 150th birthday, read his 'Letter to American Workers'. fightbacknews.org To mark the 150 birthday, April 22, of the outstanding revolutionary V.I. Lenin, Fight Back News Service is circulating his famous article 'Letter to American Workers.' | Comrades! A Russian Bolshevik who took part in the 1905 Revolution, and who lived in your country for many years afterwards, has offered to convey my letter to you. I have accepted his proposal all the more gladly because just at the present time the American revolutionary workers have to play an exceptionally important role as uncompromising enemies of American imperialism—the freshest, strongest and latest in joining in the world-wide sl…

Eric Zuesse (2020-04-18). Where the Skripals Are Today. dissidentvoice.org On 4 March 2018, both Sergei Skripal and his daughter who was visiting from their shared home country of Russia, Yulia Skripal, were poisoned in Salisbury England, and — though both survived — neither of them has been allowed to communicate to the public except under the watch of their British court-appointed 'guardians'. They also …

Jason Ditz (2020-02-20). Turkey Kills Over 50 Syrian Troops, Russian Warplanes Intervene to Halt Offensive. theantimedia.com Russia called the situation a "worst case scenario."

Jason Ditz (2020-02-17). DOJ Investigating Former CIA Director's Role in Russiagate. theantimedia.com The Justice Department is investigating the role of John Brennan in the assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

Strategic Culture (2020-02-08). US Deploys 'Mini-Nukes' in Deplorable Threat to World Peace. theantimedia.com These so-called "mini-nukes" represent—despite the diminutive-sounding name—an increased risk of nuclear war.

Tyler Durden (2020-02-08). Iraq and Russia Prepare to Boost Military Ties as US Threatens Sanctions. theantimedia.com Iraq and Russia are preparing for deepening military coordination.

Middle East Eye (2020-02-07). Russia Says Israel Used Civilian Plane as Human Shield During Syria Strikes. theantimedia.com Russia accused Israel of "making a total mockery of the lives of hundreds of innocent civilians."

Jon Rainwater (2019-11-07). Take Action — Some actual, SANE legislation. peaceaction.org Trump has plans to spend nearly $2 TRILLION over the next 30 years on unneeded and unnecessary nuclear weapons and delivery systems. This makes no sense. This is insane. That's nearly $100 million wasted every day for thirty years on weapons we are supposed to be getting rid of. To put that amount in perspective, …

sputniknews (2020-04-23). Ex-Concentration Camp Prisoners Ask Investigation Committee to Deal With Actions of Finnish Invaders. sputniknews.com Former prisoners of Finnish concentration camps in Karelia have asked Alexander Bastrykin, the head of the Investigation Committee, to look into the actions of the occupation authorities during the Great Patriotic War.

sputniknews (2020-04-23). Differences Around WHO's Coronavirus Response Undermine G7 Format – Moscow. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The G7 format is undermined dramatically by differences on the World Health Organization's (WHO) COVID-19 response, with some leaders first pledging full support to the WHO and then making opposite statements, the deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's foreign policy planning department said on Thursday.

sputniknews (2020-04-23). Ex-USSR President Gorbachev Reveals Why He Thinks Perestroika Failed to Achieve Its Goals. sputniknews.com MOSCOW, April 23 (Sputnik) – Perestroika was disrupted as a result of the State Committee on the State of Emergency's actions and those who made use of the situation emerging after the 1991 August coup to tear the country apart, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev said on Thursday.

Tasnim News (2020-04-22). Iran Non-Oil Exports Hit $60bln in Two Years. iranian.com Iran has pocketed around $60 billion from exports of products, services and energy since the US withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal and imposed its sanctions on the country's sale of crude two years ago. A senior official at the ministry of trade (MIMT) said on Tuesday that Iran had shipped a total of 135 …

Tasnim News (2020-04-21). Iran, Russia, Turkey to Discuss Syria Situation. iranian.com The Iranian, Russian and Turkish foreign ministers plan to hold a meeting via video conference on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments in Syria. According to Russian foreign ministry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian and Turkish counterparts Sergei Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu will hold the online meeting on April 22, TASS reported. …

2020-04-23: Social Media Postees

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150 years after the birth of V.I. Lenin: Long Live Leninism!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-04-23
On April 22, 1870 the great Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was born in a small city of Simbirsk near the Volga River. Lenin stood at the forefront of Russia's revolutionary movement, at the helm of the world's first socialist country, and simultaneously brought into being the modern international communist movement. Lenin's thinking and the movement he helped create shook the world, and with our collective efforts, will shape the future. | Lenin's practical and theoretical contributions are legion. He was a profoundly practical person, who made major contributions to Marxist theory. In fact, Lenin to…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/4/22/150-years-after-birth-vi-lenin-long-live-leninism

'Can't offer help with one hand & smother with the other': Russia slams West & its allies after anti-sanction draft fails at UNGA
rt.com | 2020-04-23
Moscow has blasted the decision by a group of countries, including the US, to block a draft resolution calling for an end to unilateral sanctions on developing countries gripped by the coronavirus pandemic. | The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) rejected two draft resolutions on Wednesday, aimed at supporting the battle against the Covid-19. Both of the Russia-sponsored and the Riadh-championed drafts received at least one "nay" after they were circulated among the body's members on Wednesday. A single objection is enough for a draft to be defeated in line with the special voting protocol in effect at th…
rt.com/news/486610-sanctions-resoltion-un-coronavirus-russia/

Mike Pompeo, Devourer Of Worlds
Caitlin Johnstone | thealtworld.com | 2020-04-22
Om nom nom nom nom nom nom, | nom nom nom nom nom, | om nom nom nom nom nom nom, | belch. | That is the sound that Mike Pompeo makes | when he devours Venezuelan civilians, | when he devours Yemeni war orphans, | when he devours Iranian Covid victims, | when he devours oil and user data, | when he devours Julian Assange, | when he devours nuclear fallout, | when he devours truth and morality, | when he devours your mind, | when he devours everyone's mind, | when he devours the light of consciousness, | when he devours everything sacred about our species, | when he devours the ecosystem, | when he devours the worl…

Mike Pompeo, Devourer Of Worlds

Video: Russian Fighter Jets Buzz US Spy Planes Off Syrian Coast
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-22
On April 20, gunmen attacked a vehicle of the US-led coalition moving along the road near the village of Roueished in the province of al-Hasakah. Syrian state media reported that the vehicle was destroyed and several US service members were …
globalresearch.ca/video-russian-fighter-jets-buzz-us-spy-planes-off-syrian-coast/5710390

It's Lenin 150th birthday, read his 'Letter to American Workers'
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-04-22
To mark the 150 birthday, April 22, of the outstanding revolutionary V.I. Lenin, Fight Back News Service is circulating his famous article 'Letter to American Workers.' | Comrades! A Russian Bolshevik who took part in the 1905 Revolution, and who lived in your country for many years afterwards, has offered to convey my letter to you. I have accepted his proposal all the more gladly because just at the present time the American revolutionary workers have to play an exceptionally important role as uncompromising enemies of American imperialism–the freshest, strongest and latest in joining in the world-wide sl…
www.fightbacknews.org/2020/4/21/it-s-lenin-150th-birthday-read-his-letter-american-workers

Presidents of Russia, Iran and Turkey Discuss COVID-19 Crisis
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-22
Presidents Vladimir Putin, Russia; Hasan Rohani, Iran; and Racep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey, discussed a partnership to tackle COVID-19 in these countries on Tuesday during a telephone meeting. | RELATED: | 'Russia to Halt Covid-19 in 3 Months at Most', President Putin | The consolidation of efforts in the international community is essential to contain the spread of the virus, the leaders agreed. | During the telephone meeting, they agreed to intensify the in…
telesurenglish.net/news/presidents-of-russia-iran-and-turkey-discuss-about-covid19–20200422-0005.html

Where the Skripals Are Today
Eric Zuesse | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-04-18
On 4 March 2018, both Sergei Skripal and his daughter who was visiting from their shared home country of Russia, Yulia Skripal, were poisoned in Salisbury England, and

Ex-Concentration Camp Prisoners Ask Investigation Committee to Deal With Actions of Finnish Invaders
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-23
Former prisoners of Finnish concentration camps in Karelia have asked Alexander Bastrykin, the head of the Investigation Committee, to look into the actions of the occupation authorities during the Great Patriotic War.
sputniknews.com/russia/202004231079067297-ex-concentration-camp-prisoners-ask-investigation-committee-to-deal-with-actions-of-finnish/

Differences Around WHO's Coronavirus Response Undermine G7 Format – Moscow
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-23
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The G7 format is undermined dramatically by differences on the World Health Organization's (WHO) COVID-19 response, with some leaders first pledging full support to the WHO and then making opposite statements, the deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's foreign policy planning department said on Thursday.
sputniknews.com/russia/202004231079066995-differences-around-whos-coronavirus-response-undermine-g7-format—moscow/

Ex-USSR President Gorbachev Reveals Why He Thinks Perestroika Failed to Achieve Its Goals
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-23
MOSCOW, April 23 (Sputnik) – Perestroika was disrupted as a result of the State Committee on the State of Emergency's actions and those who made use of the situation emerging after the 1991 August coup to tear the country apart, former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev said on Thursday.
sputniknews.com/russia/202004231079067454-ex-ussr-president-gorbachev-reveals-why-he-thinks-perestroika-failed-to-achieve-its-goals/

Iran Non-Oil Exports Hit $60bln in Two Years
Tasnim News | iranian.com | 2020-04-22
Iran has pocketed around $60 billion from exports of products, services and energy since the US withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal and imposed its sanctions on the country's sale of crude two years ago. A senior official at the ministry of trade (MIMT) said on Tuesday that Iran had shipped a total of 135 …
iranian.com/2020/04/21/iran-non-oil-exports-hit-60bln-in-two-years/

Iran, Russia, Turkey to Discuss Syria Situation
Tasnim News | iranian.com | 2020-04-21
The Iranian, Russian and Turkish foreign ministers plan to hold a meeting via video conference on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments in Syria. According to Russian foreign ministry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian and Turkish counterparts Sergei Lavrov and Mevlut Cavusoglu will hold the online meeting on April 22, TASS reported. …
iranian.com/2020/04/20/iran-russia-turkey-to-discuss-syria-situation/