2021-04-07: News Headlines

Paul Jay (2021-04-07). "The Most Dangerous Man" Turns 90 — Peter Kuznick on Daniel Ellsberg. theanalysis.news Historian Peter Kuznick looks at the significance of Daniel Ellsberg's fight against America's insane nuclear war strategy, his exposure of the lies of the Viet Nam War, and his continuing fight against the American war machine.

RFE RL (2021-04-07). The Guns Of April: Six Questions About The Russia-Ukraine Situation — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Mike Eckel* | ( The Kerch Strait Bridge to the occupied Crimean Peninsula shut down briefly, apparently for a major shipment of weaponry. | An uptick in shelling along the line of control separating Ukrainian forces from Russia-backed fighters in eastern Ukraine. Ominous rhetoric on Russian state TV. | Is the Ukrainian-Russian "cold war" abou…

World Nuclear News (2021-04-07). UAE's First Nuclear Unit Starts Commercial Operation. eurasiareview.com Barakah unit 1 entered commercial operation Tuesday, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced. The unit, which is operated by Nawah Energy Company, has been the single largest electricity generator in the UAE since reaching 100% power in early December. ENEC said the 1400-megawatt unit, which is in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, is now providing "constant, reliable and sustainable electricity around the clock". As a result, ENEC says it is "now leading the largest decarbonisation effort of any industry in the UAE to date". | The start of commercial operation followed a period of extensi…

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-04-07). Good Friday Swords into Plowshares participants call for abolition of all nuclear weapons. peoplesworld.org LIVERMORE, Calif. — Nuclear disarmament activists in the San Francisco Bay Area gathered virtually on April 2 to honor a nearly four-decades-long tradition, the Good Friday Swords into Plowshares Worship and Witness at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, one of the two sites where every nuclear warhead and bomb in the U.S. arsenal is designed. This …

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-04-07). Good Friday Swords into Plowshares participants call for abolition of all nuclear weapons. peoplesworld.org LIVERMORE, Calif.—Nuclear disarmament activists in the San Francisco Bay Area gathered virtually on April 2 to honor a nearly four-decades-long tradition, the Good Friday Swords into Plowshares Worship and Witness at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, one of the two sites where every nuclear warhead and bomb in the U.S. arsenal is designed. This year the …

VOA (2021-04-07). US, Iran See Indirect Nuclear Talks As Constructive. eurasiareview.com U.S. and Iranian officials are calling talks in Vienna productive as the two sides and the other signatories of a 2015 agreement on Iran's nuclear program work to revive the deal. | U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said there is no expectation of direct negotiations for now, but that the United States is "open to them because we are open to diplomacy." | He said the meetings in Vienna are a "potentially useful step as we seek to determine what it is that the Iranians are prepared to do to return to compliance" with the agreement, which limited Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

Juan Cole (2021-04-07). How to understand Indirect US-Iran Nuclear Talks at Vienna: Iran wants US to get its Knee off Tehran's Neck, Chauvin style, First. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The current signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (Joint Plan of Collective Action or JCPOA) met in Vienna Tuesday with Iran. The United States delegation, led by Robert Malley, met on the sidelines with Deputy Secretary-General European Union Enrique Mora, who engaged in shuttle diplomacy between Iran and the …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-07). Iranian vessel attacked in Red Sea as nuclear deal revival talks begin. peoplesdispatch.org The attack on the Saviz took place on the same day as the meeting of the joint commission of the signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to work out ways to revive the deal…

Uriel Araujo (2021-04-07). India to Continue Buying Russian Weapons Despite US Sanction Threats. asia-pacificresearch.com

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-07). Wars to join NATO: Major Russian daily confirms Ukraine-Georgia parallel. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Wars to join NATO: Major Russian daily confirms Ukraine-Georgia parallel TASSApril 7, 2021 Kommersant: Ukraine seeking NATO membership, tries to drag alliance into Donbass quagmire See: Ukraine, Georgia offer control of the Black Sea in exchange for NATO membershipPreconditions for joining NATO include the absence of unresolved territorial disputes and of foreign military presence within …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-07). Baltic: "NATO Allies and partners from across the globe" prepare for "real-world fight" with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Baltic: "NATO Allies and partners from across the globe" prepare for "real-world fight" with RussiaRick Rozoff As the U.S-led DefenderEurope 2021 war games continue in twelve European nations into June, NATO has recently concluded both naval and ground war exercises in the Baltic states. The DefenderEurope 2021 exercises include estimates of as many as 37,000 …

_____ (2021-04-07). Veteran Intelligence Professionals For Sanity On Avoiding War In Ukraine. popularresistance.org Above photo: Foreign policy. Dear President Biden, We last communicated with you on December 20, 2020, when you were President-elect. At that time, we alerted you to the dangers inherent in formulating a policy toward Russia built on a foundation of Russia-bashing. While we continue to support the analysis contained in that memorandum, this new memo serves …

Gary Leupp (2021-04-07). Biden to Ukraine: "Unwavering Support for Euro-Atlantic Aspirations" counterpunch.org Last Friday Joe Biden had his first call with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky Friday. Afterward, Zelensky stated, "We discussed the situation in Donbas in detail. President Biden assured me that Ukraine will never be left alone against Russia's aggression." In the White House readout of the call, Biden "affirmed the United States' unwavering support for

Staff (2021-04-07). Headlines for April 7, 2021. democracynow.org U.S. Moves Up Vaccine Eligibility for Adults as Global Access Inequities Plague Poorer Nations, Minneapolis Police Trainer Says Derek Chauvin Kneeling on Floyd's Neck Was Not Authorized Technique, Arkansas Becomes First State to Criminalize Gender-Affirming Treatment for Trans Youth, Tishaura Jones Elected as First Black Woman Mayor of St. Louis, Florida Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings Dies at Age 84, Democrats Can Use Reconciliation to Pass More Budget Bills with Simple Majority, U.S and Iran Say Early Talks on Relaunching Nuclear Deal "Constructive", U.N. Warns One-Third of Population of Democratic Republic of t…

Jason Ditz (2021-04-07). Russian Airstrikes Kill 29 ISIS in Central Syria. news.antiwar.com Over the past 72 hours, Russia has been carrying out airstrikes against ISIS targets in central Syria. The attacks centered on the desert in central Hama Province, and went all the way to the Deir Ezzor Province border, where ISIS fighters are often hiding in the deserts along the main highway. | ISIS forces control no real towns in Syria any longer, but still have substantial numbers of fighters in the deserts, and often ambush military co…

Morning Star (2021-04-07). Israel hints at responsibility for attack on Iranian ship as Vienna nuclear talks progress. peoplesworld.org

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-07). Netanyahu: Iran Deal Threatens Israel 'With Annihilation'. news.antiwar.com Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stepped up his rhetoric against the Iran nuclear deal after talks to revive the agreement were held in Vienna on Tuesday. On Wednesday, "The nuclear deal with Iran is once again on the table. Such deals with extreme regimes are worthless," Netanyahu said at a speech during Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony. "A deal…

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

Liberty Nation (2021-04-07). Biden Admin, NATO Tested By Tension Between Russia And Ukraine — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Dave Patterson* | Do we see shades of 2014 when President Biden was the Vice President in an Obama administration that watched Russia annex Crimea and invade the eastern portion of Ukraine? NATO is worried about recent Russian military movements on the Ukraine border and increasing tensions between the two countries. Additionally, Russia's military maneuvers have set off alarm bells for the U.S. However, as Liberty Nation

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-07). NATO Prepares for 'Real-World Fight' With Russia in Baltic. news.antiwar.com As the U.S-led DefenderEurope 2021 war games continue in twelve European nations into June, NATO has recently concluded both naval and ground war exercises in the Baltic states. The DefenderEurope 2021 exercises include estimates of as many as 37,000 troops from at least 27 NATO member and partner states and appear to be based entirely …

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-07). Russia Warns Western Pressure and Sanctions on Myanmar Could Lead to 'Full-Scale Civil Conflict'. news.antiwar.com Since the February 1st coup in Myanmar, Russia on Tuesday

Anonymous669 (2021-04-07). Russian Airstrikes Hit Militants Escorting Turkish Convoy In Western Idlib (Photos). southfront.org A ground crew member reports to pilots that their Su-30 fighter jet is ready at Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria, by Russia's Defence Ministry, October 22, 2015. (Photo by Reuters/Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation) | The Russian Aerospace Forces combat operations against al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and its allies in the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib are still ongoing. | On April 6 and 7, two waves of Russian airstrikes hit the outskirts of the town of Bsanqul in the western countrys…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-07). Military Situation In Syria On April 7, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 6, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 32 times: 13 — in Idlib province, 12 — in Latakia province, 3 — in Hama province, 4 Aleppo province | On April 6, Russian warplanes struck positions of Turkish-backed forces in Bsanqul area | On April 6, SDF arrested 4 ISIS terrorists including two ISIS women who were transporting weapons in Al-Hawl camp | On April 6, Russian military reinforcements, consistin…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-07). Russia And Hezbollah To Open Representative Office In Moscow: Report. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Russian government and Lebanon's Hezbollah are reportedly discussing the possibility of the group opening a representative office in Moscow. | This was the result of several high-level meetings held in March 2021. | Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov received on March 15 a delegation of senior Hezbollah figures led by Mohammad Raad, the head of the Loyalty to the Resistance Bloc — the political wing of Hezbollah — and media reports indicated th…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-06). Washington Sends Military Transport Aircraft To Ukraine But Cannot Explain Why. southfront.org Screenshot. Click to see full-size image | At the briefing on April 5, US State Department spokesman Ned Price accused Russia of "provoking" Ukraine and the West by pulling troops to its western borders. He claimed about the redeployment of part of the Russian troops to the borders with Eastern Ukraine and in Crimea. | His answer to the questions about Ukraine could be divided into two parts. In the first part he simply repeated the claims that are regularly heard from Washington, accusing Russia. As usually, P…

Anonymous765 (2021-04-07). Russia And Damascus Against "Terrorist Democracy" In Greater Idlib. southfront.org | | | southfront@internet.ru : donationalerts.com/r/southfront : gumroad.com/southfront http: //southfront.org/donate/ or via: www.patreon.com/southfront, 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a604…

RFE RL (2021-04-06). US, Iran Play Down Hopes Of Quick Fix Ahead Of Talks On Reviving Nuclear Deal. eurasiareview.com ( Washington predicted the meetings would be "difficult" and steered clear of talk of a breakthrough, while Tehran insisted that it is "neither optimistic nor pessimistic" and will not abandon its demand that U.S. sanctions be lifted before it acts. | U.S. and Iranian officials ar…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-06). Ukraine says NATO only way to end Donbass war, 37,000-troop U.S.-NATO war games aim at confrontation with Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Ukraine says NATO only way to end Donbass war, 37,000-troop U.S.-NATO war games aim at confrontation with RussiaRick Rozoff The Ukrainian government reports two more soldiers killed in ongoing fighting in the Donbass as Kiev withdraws from the Trilateral Contact Group of Ukraine, Russia and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe meetings in …

Sonja van den Ende (2021-04-06). EU Provoking Russia by Attempting Color Revolutions in Belarus, Ukraine and Crimea. globalresearch.ca Crimea | Crimea held a referendum on March 16, 2014 and 89% …

Rep. Ron Paul (2021-04-06). Why Is the Biden Administration Pushing Ukraine to Attack Russia? globalresearch.ca On March 24th, Ukraine's President Vladimir Zelensky signed what was essentially …

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-06). Israel's Netanyahu Rails Against Iran Nuclear Deal as Talks Begin. news.antiwar.com While talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, kicked off in Vienna, "The danger that Iran will return — and this time with an international imprimatur — to a path that will allow it to develop a nuclear arsenal is on our doorstep on this very day," Netanyahu said at a meeting of his Likud party in the Knesset on Tuesday. | Like most Israeli officials, Netanyahu claims the JCPOA is somehow a path to a nuclear-armed Iran even t…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-06). Vienna Talks Establish Working Groups to Find Path Back to Iran Nuclear Deal. news.antiwar.com Talks in Vienna between Iran and the remaining parties of the 2015 nuclear deal were held on Tuesday. US officials were also in the city and participated indirectly through intermediaries. | The two sides

RT (2021-04-06). Russian opposition figure Navalny sent to prison medical ward after inspections find symptoms of respiratory infection. rt.com Jailed Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny has been transferred to a prison medical unit after showing symptoms of an acute respiratory infection, including a high temperature, according to the Federal Penitentiary Service. | In a statement reported by Moscow daily Izvestia, the prison authorities revealed that Navalny is now under the supervision of medical staff and has undergone all necessary tests, including one for Covid-19. The activist is currently in Corrective Colony No. 2 (IK-2) in Pokrov, a town in the Vladimir Region, not far from Moscow. | In an Instagram post on Navalny's official account, i…

RT (2021-04-06). Group of models from scandalous NAKED high-rise photoshoot in Dubai will avoid prison & be deported from UAE, authorities say. rt.com A group of models who were photographed naked on a balcony in Dubai will be deported from the UAE after authorities opted not to send them to prison. They were facing six months behind bars under the country's lewd behavior laws.

RT (2021-04-06). Russia to investigate after reports from self-declared Donetsk People's Republic claim Ukrainian army killed young boy with bomb. rt.com Russia's Investigative Committee has said it will look into reports that Ukraine violated the ceasefire in the non-recognized Donetsk People's Republic, after claims that a five-year-old boy was killed by shelling last Friday. | The agency's spokeswoman, Svetlana Petrenko, explained that it would be investigating a possible infraction of the Russian Criminal Code that seeks to punish those who break international treaties signed by Moscow. According to Petrenko, the Ukrainian army had breached the ceasefire to fire at civilian infrastructure. | "A five-year-old child was killed, and his 66-year-old grandmother…

RT (2021-04-06). Models from scandalous NAKED high-rise photoshoot in Dubai to be deported, authorities say. rt.com More than a dozen models and the organizer of the naked photoshoot that angered the Dubai authorities won't get six-month prison terms after all, as the Muslim emirate has decided to deport them instead. | The investigation into "the recently publicized photo shoot, which contravened UAE law" has been completed, the Dubai Media Office announced in a tweet on Tuesday. | "The individuals involved will be deported from the United Arab Emirates. No further comment shall be made on the matter," it said. | The individuals involved will be deported from the United Arab Emirates. No further comment shall be made on th…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-06). Iran Launches Advanced Uranium Enrichment Centrifuges Amid First Indirect Talks With USA. southfront.org On April 1, Iran has started testing the improved IR-9 uranium enrichment centrifuges at the underground plant in Natanz, according to the statements by the official representative of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Behruz Kamalvandi."One of the advances made in the field of [uranium] enrichment is the beginning of the mechanical test of the IR-9 centrifuge," Behrouz Kamalvandi told ISNA. | According to the claims, IR-9 centrifuges have a capacity of 50 SWU (Separative work unit, one of the centrifuge capacity…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-06). Russia Says U.S. Has 1.5 Months To Salvage Open Skies Treaty. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The United States and its allies have just over a month and a half left to decide on the fate of the Open Skies Treaty, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov He noted that interdepartmental procedures are now being completed to submit a law on denunciation of the Treaty to Parliament."We expect that the relevant work will be carried out and completed. In this case, I do not undertake to predict…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-06). Military Situation In Syria On April 5, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 5, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 26 times: 12 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 2 — in Hama province, 2 Aleppo province | On April 5, clashes between the Turkish-backed forces and SDF were reported near Ain Issa | On April 5, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions north of Tal Tamar | On April 5, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Kafr N…

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