2021-04-12: News Headlines

Joshua Cho (2021-04-12). Western Media Incite Anti-Asian Racism When They Join in Cold War Against China. orinocotribune.com By Joshua Cho — Apr 8, 2021 | 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

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2021-04-12). Cold War on Trial: Truth Commission details horrible crimes akin to Native American genocide and slavery. mronline.org While the Cold War Truth Commission may not be able to reverse the insanity of current U.S. policies, it has at least helped to ensure that a truthful history will be preserved. | April 12, 2021 | Newswire…

April M. Short (2021-04-12). How Humanity Can Realistically Prevent New Wars: an Interview With Anthropologist Douglas P. Fry. counterpunch.org We live in a time in which we face many global challenges, including the climate disaster, dwindling biodiversity (due to international industrial practices), polluted oceans, nuclear proliferation and a worldwide pandemic, just for starters. Realistic solutions to the hurdles humanity faces will require international cooperation—which will require the adoption of viable alternatives to the predominant

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-12). Northern Dimension Forum Seeks To Boost Connectivity. eurasiareview.com On April 8, St Petersburg hosted the 12th Northern Dimension Forum. This forum, established in 2007, is a major annual corporate business event for cooperative policy and brings business directors and potential investors from Russia and the European Union including the Baltics, and Scandinavia. | The forum was organized by the Northern Dimension Business Council in cooperation with the Association of European Businesses, the Graduate School of Management at St Petersburg State University and the Skolkovo Moscow School of Management. | This forum was devoted to the theme: "Connectivity now. Boosting flows of pe…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-12). Supply Of Russian Armed Forces In 2020-2021 (Part I). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Originally published at Western Military District: | In April 2020, a

Anonymous103 (2021-04-12). Russian Warships Go To The Black Sea, As US Cargo Plains Fly To Kiev. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 11, locals shared online photos and videos of the warships of the Russian Caspian Flotilla in Rostov-on-Don region, near the town of Alexandrovka. According to the press service of the Southern Military District, more than 10 Russian assault landing vessels and gun-boats go from the Caspian to the Black Sea to participate in joint military exercises."According to the plan for passing the control check, the crews of the boats, in cooperation with the forces of the Black Sea Fl…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-12). Israel Sabotage Iran's Natanz Facility: MSM Reports. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The blackout at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility took place hours after its new batch of centrifuges for uranium enrichment were launched. | There are two versions in MSM regarding the incident: | The NYT The Guardian

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-12). "Wipe the Soviet Union Off the Map", 204 Atomic Bombs against 66 Major Cities, US Nuclear Attack against USSR Planned During World War II. globalresearch.ca According to a secret document dated September 15, 1945, "the Pentagon had envisaged blowing up the Soviet Union with a coordinated nuclear attack directed against 66 major urban areas.

Juan Cole (2021-04-12). With Cyber-Attack on Iran's Natanz Nuclear Enrichment Facility, is Israel's Netanyahu trying to derail Biden talks and Escape Jail? juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — The BBC reports that a power outage and consequent explosion at the Natanz nuclear enrichment site in Iran on Sunday is being blamed by Iranian officials on sabotage. It reports that some Israeli outlets have speculated that the cause was an Israeli cyber-attack. The head of Iran's nuclear energy program, …

Juan Cole (2021-04-12). Is Israel's Netanyahu trying to derail Biden talks and Escape Jail? zcomm.org The BBC reports that a power outage and consequent explosion at the Natanz nuclear enrichment site in Iran on Sunday is being blamed by Iranian officials on sabotage…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-12). Iran blames Israel for blackout at nuclear facility. peoplesdispatch.org Iran is facing renewed hostility against its nuclear program since the chances for the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal have increased with the meeting of JCPOA's signatories in Vienna last week…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-12). US, Israel to Hold Strategic Iran Talks. news.antiwar.com According to The first meeting of the strategic group took place in early March. The second comes as the US and Iran are engaged in indirect talks to revive the nuclear deal, something Israel is strongly opposed to and…

Jason Ditz (2021-04-12). Defense Secretary Vows 'Ironclad' Commitment to Israel During Visit to Talk Iran Deal. news.antiwar.com A Sunday meeting between Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and his Israeli counterpart Benny Gantz is looming large over nuclear talks with Iran, with the US trying to reassure Israel that Gantz says the nuclear deal necessarily has to prot…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-12). Iran Blames Israel for Natanz Attack. news.antiwar.com Iran on Monday The Natanz attack comes as the US and Iran are engaged in indirect talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, something Israel is…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2021-04-12). Iran Says Israeli 'Nuclear Terrorism' Could Have Led to Catastrophic 'Crime Against Humanity'. commondreams.org "This is sabotage all right," said one outside critic of the attack on Natanz, reportedly carried out by Mossad. "But the target is Biden's diplomacy with Iran." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/zarif_0_0_0.jpg

WSWS (2021-04-12). Prince Philip: An embittered defender of hereditary privilege. wsws.org His life was shaped by reaction against revolutionary tumult. The most consequential episode shaping Philip and his world view was the 1917 Russian Revolution, which overthrew Tsarism and established the world's first workers' state under the Bolsheviks. Europe's monarchies and the bourgeois order on which they rested trembled in response, fearing a similar fate. Philip never forgot this fear, or the reason for it.

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-12). U.S. Warships to Enter Black Sea in "Significant Signal" to Russia Over Ukraine. globalresearch.ca Turkey has confirmed an earlier CNN report that the U.S. will …

WSWS (2021-04-12). Ukrainian President Zelensky meets Turkey's Erdogan as US threatens Russia. wsws.org The Ukrainian government is campaigning to win support in NATO as it threatens Russia with military action targeting Crimea and separatist-controlled regions in East Ukraine.

Ron Jacobs (2021-04-11). Biden, Blinken and DOD. counterpunch.org Although the Blinken-Biden foreign policy approach may be more palatable to European governments and much of the US population, that doesn't mean it's that different from what preceded it. Besides the possible reinstatement of the Iran nuclear deal and a re-engagement with Cuba, little seems likely to change. US residents will continue to be told

Anonymous669 (2021-04-11). ISIS Cells Sustain Heavy Losses In New Wave of Russian Airstrikes On Central Syria. southfront.org Illustrative image | On April 11, the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) resumed its combat operations against ISIS cells in Syria's central region. | Russian warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes on the terrorist group's hideouts in the following areas: | The outskirts of the town of al-Sukhanh in eastern Homs; | The administrative border between Raqqa and Deir Ezzor; | The Ithriyah road in eastern Hama. | According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, ISIS cells sust…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-11). Mysterious Fire Burned Down Military Base In Donetsk — Report. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 10, the fire in the building of the former Donetsk meat processing plant broke out. Explosions were reportedly heard on the territory of the plant. | The fire was localized after midnight on April 11, almost 100 people participated in the extinguishing, according the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DPR. | On April 11, On April 11, more detailed information about the fire was revealed. An officer of the Russian special services and former DPR warlord, Igor…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-11). Military Situation In Syria On April 11, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 10, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 22 times: 11 — in Idlib province, 4 — in Latakia province, 4 — in Hama province, 3 in Aleppo province | On April 10, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions in the town of Ain Issa | On April 10, the SDF arrested 13 ISIS suspects in the al-Hawl refugee camp | On April 10, ISIS took responsibility for two attacks against the SDF in the Shahil…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-11). Electrical "Incident" Strikes Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility. southfront.org FILE IMAGE: An Iranian technician is at the Natanz enrichment facility | On April 11, parts of the electrical grid at Iran's main nuclear facilities at Natanz have been compromised after an "incident", according to the reports by Al Jazeera."The reasons behind the incident are being investigated and additional information will be provided later," spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi told the Fars News Agency. | There were no casualties as a result of the incident. No environmental poll…

RT (2021-04-11). Soviet victims of Nazis were long 'forgotten group,' German president Steinmeier says ahead of Buchenwald liberation anniversary. rt.com Germany should pay more attention to Soviet POWs and forced laborers victimized by the Nazis, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in a speech commemorating those slain and persecuted at the Buchenwald concentration camp. | Buchenwald was one of the longest-operating and largest facilities, where people deemed undesirable by the Nazi government were worked to death or simply killed. The largest group at the concentration camp were Soviet prisoners of war and civilians kidnapped as slaves in Nazi-occupied parts of the Soviet Union, Steinmeier reminded the nation on Saturday. An estimated 8,000 Soviet POWs and…

Moderator (2021-04-11). We Should All Be Afraid of the New Cold War. scheerpost.com U.S. Pacific Fleet / CC BY-NC 2.0] By William Astore / TomDispatch The future isn't what it used to be. As a teenager in the 1970s, I watched a lot of TV science fiction shows, notably Space: 1999 and UFO, that imagined a near future of major moon bases and alien attacks on Earth. Movies of that era like Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey envisioned colossal spaceships and space stations… |

teleSUR (2021-04-11). Iran Demands International Response Against "Nuclear Terrorism" telesurenglish.net The attack against the electricity distribution network at the nuclear facility came just one day after Iran's president Hassan Rouhani inaugurated new centrifuges there, complying with the gradual resumption if Uranium enrichment in response to the US scrapping of the 2016 Nuclear Agreement and the restoration of sactions against the Islamic republic. | RELATED: | "The Islamic Republic of Iran, while condemning this…

China Dialogue (2021-04-11). Why Activists have Launched a Fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty. juancole.com By Isabella Kaminski | — ( China Dialogue ) A fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty (FFNPT) initiative was formally launched last September by a coalition of academics, lawyers and activists. It's modelled on the landmark UN Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons agreed in the 1960s, and is built around the same three pillars: non-proliferation, …

Brian Berletic (2021-04-11). America's Predictable Betrayal of the 'Iran Nuclear Deal'. globalresearch.ca Despite campaign promises made by now US President Joe Biden to …

ecns.cn (2021-04-11). Iran launches advanced IR-6 uranium enrichment centrifuges to mark Day of Nuclear Technology. ecns.cn Iran celebrated its National Day of Nuclear Technology on Saturday with an event held simultaneously in Tehran and in nuclear sites in different Iranian cities, in which advanced IR-6 centrifuges started operating, and more than 100 other nuclear industry innovations were unveiled.

Jason Ditz (2021-04-11). Iran Sees Israeli Cyberattack as Nuclear Terrorism. news.antiwar.com Seemingly timed to disrupt ongoing P5+1 nuclear talks in Vienna, a cyberattack against Natanz has caused a power failure and Israeli officials have not commented directly yet, but

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-11). Secretary of State Blinken throws down the gauntlet to China and Russia…again. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Secretary of State Blinken throws down the gauntlet to China and Russia…againRick Rozoff America began a new week with Secretary of State Anthony Blinken appearing on NBC's Meet the Press with Chuck Todd. One might forgive a traveler from another land or time forming the impression that almost all U.S. television news, cable and network …

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