2021-04-10: News Headlines

Joshua Cho (2021-04-10). Western media incite anti-Asian racism when they join in Cold War against China. mronline.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. | April 10, 2021 | Newswire…

_____ (2021-04-10). Truth Commission Details Horrible Crimes Akin To Native American Genocide And Slavery. popularresistance.org With a new Cold War heating up between the U.S. and Russia and China, Witness for Peace Southwest, Addicted to War and CodePink organized a Truth Commission on the original Cold War on March 21st, which brought together the testimony of historians, activists and others who lived through the period. | Following a hearing three years ago, the Zoom event was hosted by Frank Dorrel, publisher of the popular anti-war text Addicted to War, and Rachel Bruhnke, a high school Spanish teacher and member of Witness for Peace Southwest. In her opening remarks, Bruhnke emphasized that the Cold War should rank as one of three…

otowenh (2021-04-10). World Has to Learn Iran is a Nuclear State. orinocotribune.com While much has been said about Iran's nuclear program lately, specifically over the last two decades or so, the country's urge to acquire nuclear technology actually dates back to much earlier, the 1950s. In 1957, under the then-Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Iran started a nuclear program by signing a deal with the United States administration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower to provide Iran with equipment and knowhow. And the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran was founded in 1973. | In 1967, Iran signed

Shane Quinn (2021-04-10). Western Intelligence Operations to Oust Assad in Syria. orinocotribune.com By Shane Quinn — Apr 7, 2021 | In October 2011 and February 2012 the US-NATO alliance, with the support of the Gulf autocracies, tried to obtain UN Security Council resolutions, which in all probability would have served as a pretext for an invasion of Syria. | These efforts replicated the underhand game that the United States, Britain and France had played in securing a resolution regarding Libya, on 17 March 2011, which they immediately violated in bombing that country. By the autumn of 2011, the Russians and Chinese knew that US-NATO was attempting the same deception again, in their desire to topple Syria…

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). China calls for Japan's cautious decisions on Fukushima wastewater. ecns.cn China on Friday urged Japan to be cautious on its plan to deal with radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear power plant, calling for the Japanese government to make decisions based on full consultation with neighboring countries.

Anonymous103 (2021-04-10). Zelensky Goes To Turkey, As Erdogan Calls Moscow. southfront.org Source: Press service of the presidential administration of Ukraine | According to diplomatic sources, on April 10, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is going to pay a visit to Turkey due to the 9th assembly of the Turkey-Ukraine High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council."The meeting will be held with the participation of ministers, during which Turkish-Ukrainian relations, the level of strategic partnership in all its aspects will be discussed, measures can also be taken to develop and…

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Hungary has leading vaccination rate in EU thanks to Chinese, Russian jabs, says official. ecns.cn Hungary has a leading vaccination rate among European Union (EU) countries thanks to Chinese and Russian COVID-19 vaccines, a Hungarian official has said.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). China will take necessary measures to uphold rights of Chinese companies. ecns.cn China said on Friday it would take necessary measures to uphold the rights and interests of Chinese companies, after the United States added Chinese supercomputing entities to an economic blacklist.

Geopolitical Monitor (2021-04-10). TIAR 2.0: Breathing New Life Into A Cold War-Era Inter-American Defense Treaty — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez* | International diplomacy is composed of an endless list of treaties, agreements, memoranda of understanding, among other types of documents between states. As events unfold and national interests and objectives shift, many of these treaties become obsolete, forgotten or replaced by new treaties. One document that is in the edge of becoming obsolete is the Inter-American Reciprocal Assistance Treaty ( A product of the Cold…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-10). Military Situation In Syria On April 10, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 9, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 37 times: 13 — in Idlib province, 10 — in Latakia province, 4 — in Hama province | On April 9, the SDF repelled Turkish-backed militants attack on Ain Issa | On April 9, Four SDF members were killed by an IED blast in the town of Shaheel | On April 9, SAA artillery shelled positions of Turkish-backed forces in al-Barah village | On April 9, SAA artillery shel…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-10). Russian Army To Create All-Robot Military Unit. southfront.org Illustrative image | On April 9, the Russian Defense Ministry announced the establishment of the first unit equipped with unmanned combat ground vehicle (UCGV). The new unit of the Russian army will deploy 20 remote-controlled military mobile robots."As the Chief of the General Staff of the Ground Forces Vasily Tonkoshkurov reported to the Minister of Defense, the first unit with military robots will be created in the Russian Armed Forces, which will include five Uran-9 UCGVs or 20 combat vehicles," the statement says. | The…

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…

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 …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-09). Russia alarmed over NATO nations' militarization of the Arctic. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Russia alarmed over NATO nations' militarization of the ArcticRick Rozoff 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, …

teleSUR (2021-04-09). US Military Actions Contribute to Escalation in Arctic Region. telesurenglish.net The spokeswoman for Russia's Foreign Ministry, Maria Sakharova, issued a statement Friday, commenting on reports from the U.S. about Russia's "unprecedented military might in the Arctic," stressing the fact that Russia's actions in the Arctic region do not pose any threat and do not violate international laws, and regional tensions only escalate as a result of U.S. military activities. | RELATED: | "Russia does not d…

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 …

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

teleSUR (2021-04-09). Iran Demands Removal of All US Sanctions Without Distinction. telesurenglish.net Iran's Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif on Friday demanded the removal of all US sanctions against his country whether or not they are linked to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). | RELATED: | This request came as Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom, and Germany are meeting in Vienna to discuss ways to get the United States and Iran back into compliance with the terms agreed to in th…

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…

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…

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…

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). 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 …

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

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…

_____ (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…

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…

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…

RT (2021-04-09). US warships set sail for Black Sea amid stand-off with Russia over military conflict in Eastern Ukraine, Turkish diplomats report. rt.com American sailors have set course for the Black Sea, off the south coast of Russia, in a move widely seen as a show of support for Ukraine, where fighting between Kiev's forces and separatist militias has worsened in recent weeks. | On Friday, a source at the Turkish foreign ministry told TASS that it had received a notification from Washington that two US warships would pass through the Bosporus straits and into the Black Sea. Under international law, Ankara controls access to the inland body of water for certain types of vessels, including navy ships. | In accordance with these conventions, Turkish envoys say…

RT (2021-04-09). 'Beyond': UK author presents 'exciting' new book on Yuri Gagarin at Russian embassy in London, 60yrs since 1st manned space flight. rt.com The first spaceflight by Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin is a feat of humanity in itself and the Western public needs to know more about it, writer Stephen Walker said as he presented his new book at the Russian embassy in London.

RT (2021-04-09). 'Gayduck' goes straight? Russian Railways faces bill for signage change after Black Sea train station becomes butt of online jokes. rt.com A train station in the southern Russian village of Gayduck is to change its name, after a picture of its bilingual platform sign went viral. However, according to railway administrators, no complaints were actually submitted. | A suburb of the Black Sea port city of Novorossiysk, Gayduck is named after Fedor Ivanovich Gayduk, the region's first winegrower. | Good morning from the Krasnodar region, in southern Russia, where the English translation of this train station sign is causing much amusement. | –ì–∞–π–¥—É–∫ is a suburb of Novorossiysk, a…

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