2021-04-09: News Headlines

Paul Jay (2021-04-09). "The Most Dangerous Man" Turns 90 — Peter Kuznick on Daniel Ellsberg. mronline.org 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. | April 9, 2021 | Newswire…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-09). NASA Astronaut Mark Vande Hei, Crewmates Arrive Safely At Space Station. eurasiareview.com NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and two Russian cosmonauts arrived at the International Space Station Friday, bringing its number of residents to 10 for the coming week. | The Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft carrying Vande Hei and cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos docked to the station's Rassvet module at 7: 05 a.m. EDT. Docking occurred two orbits and about three hours after a 3: 42 a.m. launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. | Vande Hei, Novitskiy, and Dubrov will join the Expedition 64 crew when hatches open about 9 a.m. Expedition 65, with NASA astronaut Shanno…

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 …

Finian Cunningham (2021-04-09). Arsonist US Plays With Fire. dissidentvoice.org You would think riling up one nuclear power is bad enough, but the United States seems intent on doubling the risk of starting a world war by gratuitously aggressing Russia and China simultaneously. Throwing around personal insults against the leaders of those two countries is one thing. But actually winding up military tensions is quite …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-09). Turkey confirms U.S. warships to enter Black Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com TASSApril 9, 2021 Turkey notifies Russia of US warships' transit to Black SeaA source in Turkey's Foreign Ministry told TASS earlier on Friday that two US warships would enter the Black Sea through the Bosporus Strait on April 14 and 15 and stay there until May 4-5 U.S. mulls sending more warships to Black Sea …

Michael Welch (2021-04-09). The Raging Twenties Review: Pipelinistan, Sino-Russia and more. globalresearch.ca "Not only they were presented the next 5-year plan 2021 to 2025 we were presenting three subsequent plans all the way to 2035. They're already thinking about the technical commercial configuration of China in 2035 so that's the… I …

Steven Sahiounie (2021-04-09). US-NATO Provocation in Ukraine to Stop Russian Pipeline. globalresearch.ca

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-09). U.S. Warships to Enter Black Sea in "Significant Signal" To Russia Over Ukraine. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. Warships to Enter Black Sea in "Significant Signal" To Russia Over UkraineRick Rozoff Turkey has confirmed an earlier CNN report that the U.S. will send warships to the Black Sea in what a Pentagon official cited by CNN said was a demonstration of support to the government of Ukraine in response to claims of …

Oliver Boyd-Barrett (2021-04-09). Limitations of JCPOA Negotiation. dissidentvoice.org On April 1 — appropriate date, perhaps, for a saga of unending western foolishness and villainy — the EU announced that officials from Iran, Russia, China, the UK, France, and Germany would be meeting virtually to discuss a possible return of the USA to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Later announcements indicated that …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-09). U.S. mulls sending more warships to Black Sea to "send message" to Russia. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com U.S. mulls sending more warships to Black Sea to "send message" to RussiaRick Rozoff CNN reports that a U.S. defense official informed them Washington is considering deploying warships to the Black Sea as a demonstration of support to the government of Ukraine in response to what was described as increased Russian military presence on Ukraine's …

Anonymous669 (2021-04-09). HTS Terrorist Attack On School Thwarted In Crimea (Video). southfront.org ROSTOV-ON-DON REGION, RUSSIA — JULY 15, 2019: Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officers detain two members of a cell of the Islamic State terrorist organization (banned in Russia). Video screen grab/ Russian Federal Security Service/TASS | On April 9, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) thwarted a terrorist attack in the city of Simferopol, the capital of Crimea. | In a statement, the FSB's Public Relations Center announced that two supporters of the Syria-based terrorist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) [m…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-09). Russian-Syrian Gas Contract Hints At Syria's Recovery. southfront.org Click to see full-size. | Submitted by The Syrian government signed a The disputed mari…

William Astore (2021-04-09). The Cold War Is Being Rebooted and Rebranded. thenation.com The Cold War Is Being Rebooted and Rebranded…

_____ (2021-04-09). Western Media Incite Anti-Asian Racism. popularresistance.org Over the past few weeks, the subject of anti-Asian racism has received an unusual degree of Western media attention, ever since a video showing the January 28 killing of Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year-old Thai immigrant in San Francisco, was widely shared on social media. Coverage intensified when gunman Robert Aaron Long targeted three Asian-owned spas on March 6, killing six Asian women among eight victims in Atlanta, Georgia. Local and national media centered the gunman's professed motive of a "sex addiction" and police statements disputing whether the crime was racially motivated, even though gendered racism…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-09). US Mulls Sending More Warships to Black Sea To 'Send Message' to Russia. news.antiwar.com CNN reports that a U.S. defense official informed them Washington is considering deploying warships to the Black Sea as a demonstration of support to the government of Ukraine in response to what was described as increased Russian military presence on Ukraine's eastern border. The Black Sea is nowhere near the current conflict zone in the …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-09). Russia Alarmed Over NATO Nations' Militarization of the Arctic. news.antiwar.com The Russian TASS news site today cited Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova sounding the alarm over the U.S. and the global military bloc it leads, NATO, moving against Russia on its final frontier: the Arctic. Zakharova seems to have arrived at the realization that NATO, which already has Russia blockaded from the Norwegian to the …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-09). US Warships to Enter Black Sea in 'Significant Signal' to Russia. news.antiwar.com Turkey has confirmed an earlier CNN report that the U.S. will send warships to the Black Sea in what a Pentagon official cited by CNN said was a demonstration of support to the government of Ukraine in response to claims of increased Russian military presence on Ukraine's eastern border. The Black Sea is nowhere near …

orinocotribune (2021-04-09). Venezuelan Senior Citizens Begin to Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations (Sputnik V). orinocotribune.com In the early hours of the morning of this Thursday, Venezuelans older than 60 years of age, selected through the Patria System, began to arrive for the start of the COVID-19 mass vaccination campaign, carried out at Ana Francisca Pérez de León II and Domingo Luciani hospitals, both located in the Sucre municipality of Miranda state (Caracas). | Dr. Zayra Medina, director of Pérez de León II hospital, was in charge of welcoming the patients who would receive the first dose of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, shown to be 92% effective in studies, without presenting major side effects. | In strict compliance with all…

orinocotribune (2021-04-09). Venezuela to Start Production of Cuba's Abdala COVID-19 Vaccine. orinocotribune.com The Vice President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, confirmed that the South American nation is fine-tuning details, and will soon start production of a COVID-19 vaccine. This was reported by the top official during a tour of the Espromed Bio plant, located in the city of Guarenas, Miranda state. | In her statements, she recalled that an agreement was recently signed for the production of insulin in that particular plant, with a Russian manufacturer. Now, preparations are directed towards the manufacture of the drug to fight the coronavirus, to move Venezuela forward towards mass immunization. | "We have been accom…

Vijay Prashad (2021-04-09). Why Ukraine's borders are back at the center of geopolitics. mronline.org As tensions heat up on the Ukraine-Russia border, Vijay Prashad takes a look at the factors and interests behind what is happening. | April 8, 2021 | Commentary…

teleSUR (2021-04-09). Russia Fears Resumption of Large-Scale Fighting In Donbas. telesurenglish.net Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday said the situation in eastern Ukraine is extremely unstable and could lead to the resumption of large-scale fighting. | RELATED: | "The dynamics of the development of the situation and the actions of the Ukrainian side raise fears of a resumption of large-scale fighting," he said and reaffirmed that his country will take measures to prevent a repetition of a tragedy like the one…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-09). JCPOA Participants To Continue Talks Next Week. eurasiareview.com The Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) resumed its work in Vienna in a physical format on Friday. The Joint Commission is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the JCPOA. | The Joint Commission was chaired, on behalf of EU High Representative Josep Borrell, by the EEAS Political Director Enrique Mora and was attended by representatives of China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and Iran. | The Joint Commission tasked expert groups to continue their work and agreed to reconvene in Vienna in the course of next week. | In the meetings held on Thursday and Frid…

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (2021-04-08). Western Media Incite Anti-Asian Racism When They Join in Cold War Against China. fair.org Over the past few weeks, the subject of anti-Asian racism has received an unusual degree of Western media attention, ever since a video showing the January 28 killing of

Andrew Korybko (2021-04-08). Why Does Ukraine Want War? globalresearch.ca Ukraine wants war with Russia due to a combination of domestic …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-08). As Ukraine-Russia war threat grows, a reminder of who America's commander-in-chief is. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com The stumbling, avuncular, addlepated, superannuated Joe Biden of 2021 is still the Joe Biden of 2002. Biden's Real Ukraine Scandal: Regime Change and War "I will continue with every fiber in my being to keep America involved with troops that can shoot and kill…." "I believe it is absolutely essential for American troops to be on the ground with loaded rifles and drawn bayonets."

East Asia Forum (2021-04-08). Energy Partnership Bolsters China—Russia Relations — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Francesco Sassi* | Russia's Novatek and China's Shenergy Gas will be sourced from Novatek's gargantuan Arctic LNG-2 project on the Yamal peninsula, in which the Chinese state-ow…

Eds. (2021-04-08). Ukraine, U.S. drum up war threats against Donbass and Russia. mronline.org The USA has the unique condition of being a flagrant violator of human rights within its own borders and in practically every region of the world. No other nation has such a systematic record. Its massive control of media and communications hides this truth from its own people. | April 8, 2021 | Newswire…

WSWS (2021-04-08). Russia conducts nationwide military exercises as Ukraine, NATO prepare for war. wsws.org Moscow is assessing its own fighting capacity and readiness, as Ukraine prepares for war and NATO conducts massive military exercises across Europe.

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-08). Report: Biden May Expel Russian Diplomats and Impose More Sanctions. globalresearch.ca According to

Anonymous007 (2021-04-08). Military Situation In Syria On April 8, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 8, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 38 times: 22 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 4 — in Hama province, 2 Aleppo province | On April 8, an IED blast targeted a Turkish military convoy on al-Bara-Ahsam road. No casualties were reported | On April 7, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in Kansafra village | On April 8, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-b…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-08). Recent Attack Of Russian Su-24 Bombers Destroyed HTS Camp, Vehicles In Greater Idlib (Video). southfront.org A Russian Su-24 takes off on a combat mission at Hemeimeem airbase, Syria, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. IMAGE: AP PHOTO/VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | The target of the recent Russian airstrikes on the northwestern Syrian region of Greater Idlib was a training camp of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), Su-24 fighter bombers of the Russian Aerospace Forces targeted the camp, which was located a kilometer to the south of the town of Bsanqul in western…

Jason Ditz (2021-04-08). IAEA to Delay Talks on Iran Uranium Traces to Focus on Bigger Deal. news.antiwar.com IAEA to Delay Talks on Iran Uranium Traces to Focus on Bigger Deal | IAEA doesn't want to risk progress in detente…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-08). US Delivers Military Cargo to Ukraine as it Hypes Russian Military Movements. news.antiwar.com While hyping the movement of Russian troops near the border with Ukraine, the US has delivered multiple military shipments to Kyiv. A Newsweek report that cited local media said that over the past two weeks, the US had made three military cargo deliveries to Ukraine. On March 25th, 350 tonnes of cargo was delivered by ship …

RT (2021-04-08). Russian YETI HOAX? Siberian governor made officials dress up as BIGFOOT in hopes of tourist boom. rt.com A former governor of Russia's Kemerovo Region has confessed he was so keen to support rumors of a ski resort town being inhabited by a yeti, he told officials to dress up in furs and roam the woods to try and "attract" tourists.

RT (2021-04-08). Russian military build-up a precaution over simmering conflict in 'restless' Ukraine, has nothing to do with Navalny, Kremlin says. rt.com Russia is being cautious due to having such a "restless" neighbor as Ukraine, a Kremlin spokesman said, rejecting Kiev's claim that the military buildup at the border is an attempt to divert attention from Alexey Navalny's case. | Ukrainian security chief Oleksiy Danilov suggested on Wednesday that Russia has been massing troops near its border with Ukraine for one sole purpose: to switch focus from domestic problems, which in his view includes the trial and imprisonment of Navalny, an opposition activist who was jailed for 2.5 years in February for parole violations. | The Kiev official was "absolutely wrong"

RT (2021-04-08). Russian military build-up a precaution over simmering conflict in 'troubled' Ukraine, has nothing to do with Navalny, Kremlin says. rt.com Russia needs to be cautious due to having such a "troubled" neighbor as Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Thursday, rejecting Kiev's claim that a military buildup near their border is an attempt to divert attention from other matters. | Ukrainian security chief Oleksiy Danilov suggested on Wednesday that Russia has been massing troops near its border with his country for one sole purpose: to switch focus from domestic problems, which in his view includes the trial and imprisonment of Navalny, an opposition activist who was jailed for over two and a half years in February for parole violations. | The Kiev official w…

South Front (2021-04-08). Video: War in Syria and "Terrorist Democracy" in Greater Idlib. globalresearch.ca In Syria's Greater Idlib, Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham continues its attempts at …

Daniel Ellsberg (2021-04-08). Daniel Ellsberg at 90 — "It's Still Possible to Save Humanity" zcomm.org It will take a miracle to avoid catastrophic climate change and nuclear war, but it's still possible we can create such a miracle…

Juan Cole (2021-04-08). How to understand Indirect US-Iran Nuclear Talks. zcomm.org The US exaggerates the degree to which Iran is out of compliance with the JCPOA. It hasn't militarized its civilian nuclear enrichment program in any way…

Zero Hedge (2021-04-08). Germany Says It Will Buy Russia's Sputnik Vaccine, but EU Approving Agency to Likely Drag Its Feet. globalresearch.ca At the moment over 50 countries across the globe have approved …

teleSUR (2021-04-08). Germany To Negotiate With Russia To Buy Sputnik-V Vaccine. telesurenglish.net Germany is about to start bilateral negotiations with Russia to obtain the Sputnik V vaccine. The eventual final deal depends on Russia providing key data on its formulation to the European Medicines Agency (EMA). | RELATED: | On March 4, the EMA announced that it is examining the Russian COVID-19 vaccine. However, the European Commission said Brussels does not plan to open talks with Russia on a preliminary contract f…

William Astore (2021-04-08). Back to the Future—and the Cold War—at the Pentagon. commondreams.org Why 2021 looks so much like 1981—and why that should frighten us all. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/china_us_policy_0.jpg

teleSUR (2021-04-08). Russia To Protect Donbas Residents if Needed: Kremlin Warns. telesurenglish.net Kremlin Deputy Chief of Staff Dmitry Kozak on Thursday warned that Russia will be forced to defend residents in Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic (the Donbas) if there is a need to do so. | RELATED: | Such a decision will depend on the scale of violence in the region, Kozak said, adding that the "armed formations" in Donbas are experienced and currently able to defend themselves without external assist…

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