2021-04-15: News Headlines

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-15). March 11, 2011: Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War: The Unspoken Crisis of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation. globalresearch.ca Unimaginable" levels of radiation still prevail. In the words of Dr. Helen Caldicott, "one millionth of a gram of plutonium, if inhaled can cause cancer". If not duly addressed, the continued dumping of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean constitutes a potential trigger to a process of global radioactive contamination.

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-15). Israel Sabotages the Natanz Nuclear Facility. counterpunch.org Over the weekend, Iran marked National Nuclear Technology Day. The stars of the show were going to be new advanced centrifuges at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant. Unfortunately, the stars did not shine and President Hassan Rouhani and his officials were left with a reminder of the previous time the centrifuges at Natanz crashed. In

Eds. (2021-04-15). Grave concerns raised as Japan announces release of radioactive water into the sea. mronline.org JAPAN has come under fire after its government announced today that it would release more than a million metric tonnes of radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. | April 15, 2021 | Newswire…

RT (2021-04-15). Biden calls for de-escalation of tensions with Russia after placing sanctions over unproven charges of hacking & election meddling. rt.com US President Joe Biden called for "dialogue and diplomatic process" with Russia, after ordering sanctions against Moscow for allegedly being behind the SolarWinds hack and interfering in "sacred" elections and American democracy. | Biden told reporters at the White House on Thursday afternoon that he warned Russian President Vladimir Putin of the impending sanctions during their recent phone call, calling it a "proportionate" US response to what Russia allegedly did. | We concluded that they had interfered in the election and the SolarWinds was totally inappropriate. | Russia has denied any interference in the…

Mike Walter (2021-04-15). The Heat: Ukraine-Russia tensions. america.cgtn.com Tensions running high in Eastern Europe as tens of thousands of Russian forces are building up near the Ukrainian border.

Andrew Korybko (2021-04-15). Russia-US Tensions at an Historic High: Biden Proposes an In-Person Meeting with Putin. globalresearch.ca The American and Russian Presidents have a slew of issues to …

Dan Cohen (2021-04-15). NED-Funded Uyghur Separatist Network and CAIR Director Rally Around Cold War Propaganda. mintpressnews.com At a March 30 demonstration at the Chinese Embassy, the U.S.-funded Uyghur Separatist Network was joined by prominent Muslim figures. "Behind The Headlines" correspondent Dan Cohen spoke to participants and examined their claims.

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). Putin completes COVID-19 vaccination. ecns.cn Russian President Vladimir Putin said he received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, following his first shot on March 23.

Anonymous007 (2021-04-15). Military Situation In Syria On April 15, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 15, SDC denied all the information about the withdrawal of the Russian forces from their observation points in the Tal Rafaat area | On April 15, an IED blast was reported in Idlib city. | On April 14, 2 Turkish-backed militants were killed and two others wounded by unknown gunmen attack on a Turkish-backed Levant Front group headquarter in Afrin region | On April 14, SDF arrested 4 ISIS suspects in the Shahil area | On April 14, an explosion were reported in…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-15). Russia Deploys Su-34 Jets To Black Sea Region, US Not To Send It's Warships There. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 13th, it appeared that Russia had deployed its 559th Fighter Bomber Aviation Regiment, equipped with SU-34 jets deployed to the Black Sea region. | #Ukraine | As I said yesterday, the moment we see fixed wing assets being redeployed, we've got a serious issue. | Well it seems that time has come, the 559th Fighter Bomber Aviation Regiment equipped with SU-34s have been deployed to the Black Sea region. | Very concerning. Dave DeCamp (2021-04-15). Western Media Eager to See Ukraine Use US-Supplied Weapons Against Russia. globalresearch.ca With tensions simmering in eastern Ukraine, US media outlets are happy …

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). China urges U.S. to stop drumming up China's threat in outer space. ecns.cn China urged the U.S. to stop fabricating the so-called China threat in outer space, sticking to the Cold War mentality, and shifting its responsibilities.

_____ (2021-04-15). For JCPOA Re-entry, Biden Must Tear Down This Sanctions Wall. popularresistance.org It was clear from the outset: Returning to the Iran Nuclear Deal was not a matter of nuclear technicalities or diplomatic savvy. It was and remains primarily a matter of political will and political capital. | Though all eyes will be on the start of formal talks in Vienna this week, the real test will take place in Washington D.C. where President Joe Biden must muster the political will to tear down the "sanctions wall" his predecessor put in place for the sole purpose of preventing an American return to the nuclear agreement, lest the talks in Vienna will be for naught. | With only two months left until the Iran…

Steven Sahiounie (2021-04-15). The Israeli Attack on Iran May Sabotage the US Goal of a New Nuclear Deal. globalresearch.ca On April 11, the Natanz uranium enrichment site was attacked. An …

Mark H. Gaffney (2021-04-15). Does Biden Want to Provoke Russia into A Rash Military Action, "Leading" the World to the Brink of Nuclear War? globalresearch.ca Scarcely three months into his presidency, Joe Biden is "leading" the …

Labor Video Project (2021-04-15). Seattle APRI Panel:Mineworkers Union Of Namibia Rossing Mine Fight Against Union Busting. indybay.org The Seattle APRI held a panel with Namibian Mineworkers Union Rossing fired union leaders who discussed the union busting by the China National Nuclear Corporation CNNC in Namibia.

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). China urges Japan to reconsider decision on nuclear waste disposal: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn China strongly urges Japan to reconsider its decision on the disposal of nuclear waste, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Wednesday.

ecns.cn (2021-04-15). Greenpeace expert: Japan's decision must be overturned. ecns.cn Dumping contaminated wastewater into the sea may be the cheapest way for Japan to deal with its troubles of Fukushima nuclear plant, but the Japanese government's decision completely disregards the human rights and interests of the people in Japan and the wider Asia-Pacific region, said Shaun Burnie, a senior nuclear specialist with Greenpeace East Asia.

Ahyousha Khan* (2021-04-15). Indian Nuclear Attack Submarines (SSN) And Security Calculus In Indian Ocean — OpEd. eurasiareview.com In

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-15). Ukrainian Envoy: NATO or Nuclear Weapons. news.antiwar.com Today Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky seconded a statement by Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili that "it is time for concrete proposals for Ukraine and Georgia to obtain a NATO MAP and a plan to join the EU." The two countries have been paired as partners for future NATO membership, with both being promised membership in the …

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-15). Russia Warns US Against New Sanctions. news.antiwar.com A day after President Biden spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Moscow said it warned the US against imposing any new sanctions amid reports that more measures are coming. | According to a report from

Prof. Ksenia Tabarintseva-Romanova (2021-04-15). The Economic and Social Development of the African Continent. A Russian Perspective. globalresearch.ca After the Soviet collapse, Russia has maintained strong and time-tested relations …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-15). Biden declares national emergency: U.S. and NATO brand Russia an international pariah. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Biden declares national emergency: U.S. and NATO brand Russia an international pariahRick Rozoff The thirty-member North Atlantic Council, the political decision-making body of NATO consisting of the ambassadors of all member states, posted a statement supporting the Joe Biden administration's declaration of a national emergency attributed to Russian actions, real or fancied. Biden began a …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-15). With new backing from the West, Ukrainian president says "The Army is ready" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com With new backing from the West, Ukrainian president says "The Army is ready"Rick Rozoff The same day that U.S. President Joe Biden issued an executive order leveling new sanctions against Russia and expelling ten of its diplomats, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky participated in a session of the National Security and Defense Council and afterward said …

Michael Averko (2021-04-15). CNN's Blatant Disinformation About Russia-Ukraine Activity — OpEd. eurasiareview.com MSNBC host

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-15). US Intelligence Walks Back Claim Russia Paid Bounties for US Troops in Afghanistan. news.antiwar.com Since The New York Times "The United States intelligence community assesses with low to moderate confidence that Russian intelligence office…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-15). US Cancels Deployment of Warships to Black Sea. news.antiwar.com The US has canceled a planned deployment of two US Navy destroyers to the Black Sea, The US frequently sends warships into the Black Sea, but the planned deployment that Turkey announced last week would have come against the backdrop of heightened tensions in the region between Russia and Ukraine. On Tuesday, According…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-15). Ukraine, Russia Hold Military Drills as NATO Rallies Against Moscow. news.antiwar.com Ukraine and Russia The Russians conducted naval drills in the Black Sea amid reports that the US was dispatching two US Navy destroyers to the waters, although Turkish media and officials

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-15). Biden Declares National Emergency: US and NATO Brand Russia an International Pariah. news.antiwar.com The thirty-member North Atlantic Council, the political decision-making body of NATO consisting of the ambassadors of all member states, posted a statement supporting the Joe Biden administration's declaration of a national emergency attributed to Russian actions, real or fancied. Biden began a letter accompanying an executive order sent to the U.S. Congress today with this …

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-15). Biden Imposes Wide Array of New Russia Sanctions, Expels Diplomats. news.antiwar.com In a major escalation with Moscow, In an announcement on the sanctions, "Today, we announced ac…

Rainer Shea (2021-04-15). Anti-Chinese Propaganda is About Fortifying a US Empire in Crisis & Preparing for War. orinocotribune.com By Rainer Shea — Apr 11, 2021 | In his The conquest of the Ukraine and other areas of the Soviet Union would necessitate war against the Soviet Union, and this war had to be prepared well in advance. To this end the Nazi propaganda ministry, headed by Goebbels, began a campaign around a supposed genocide committed by the Bolsheviks in the Ukraine, a dreadful period of catastrophic famine deliberately provoked by Stalin in order…

South Front (2021-04-14). Video: Iran's Much-troubled Nuclear Program. Cyber-Attack against Natanz Facility. globalresearch.ca Iran's Natanz nuclear facility is an incredibly important piece of infrastructure …

Oliver Boyd-Barrett (2021-04-14). From RussiaGate to UkraineGate: Route to Apocalypse. mintpressnews.com Corruption and supposed efforts to reduce it have become a neoconservative weapon of choice with which to operate the controls on the funding sluice gates to acolytes of the U.S.-led international neoconservative empire.

Keri Rautenkranz (2021-04-14). Right-wing policy continues to destroy Ukraine. peoplesworld.org You may have heard about the situation in Ukraine and "Russian aggression" and how it must be stopped. I have been following this situation since 2014 in both English and Russian languages and have drawn some conclusions. The situation in Ukraine is not a result of Russian aggression, but rather the result of USA-led NATO …

Keri Rautenkranz (2021-04-14). Right wing policy continues to destroy Ukraine. peoplesworld.org You may have heard about the situation in Ukraine and "Russian Aggression" and how it must be stopped. I have been following this situation since 2014 in both English and Russian languages and have drawn some conclusions. The situation in Ukraine is not a result of Russian aggression, but rather the result of USA-led NATO …

RT (2021-04-14). They 'shook us down' & fed us gravy 'like s**t': Ukrainian model arrested in naked photo scandal bemoans conditions in Dubai jail. rt.com One of the women who took part in a now-infamous naked photoshoot on a Dubai skyscraper has claimed that other inmates threatened to kill the 12 Ukrainian girls involved while they were locked up in custody and kept in one cell.

RT (2021-04-14). 'Prolonged' nuclear talks with US would be 'harmful', Khamenei warns as Iran reportedly close to starting 60% uranium enrichment. rt.com Iranian-US talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal should not "drag on," Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has said, warning Washington against demanding Tehran return to its commitments before sanctions are lifted. | "The talks shouldn't become talks of attrition. They shouldn't be [conducted] in a way that parties drag on and prolong the talks. This is harmful to the country," Khamenei said in Tehran on Wednesday. | "Most of the proposals by the Americans are arrogant and contemptuous. They are not worth looking at," he added in remarks carried by Iranian news network Press TV. | The US and Iran remain at a s…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-14). Russian Forces To Establish Helicopter Pads, New Posts Between Raqqa & Deir Ezzor. southfront.org IMAGE: Marina Lystseva/TASS | Russian Forces are building a forward base with a helicopter landing zone along with a number of posts right on the border between Raqqa and Deir Ezzor in central Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on April 14. | According to the London-based monitoring group, the new base and posts are being built in the outskirsts of the town of Ma'adan Atiq."Russian forces have begun transferring equipment and logistical materials to their new base via helicopters," the group said…

The Socialist Program (2021-04-14). In the News: Police Murders are not a "Mistake" — They are Class War Against Black America. liberationnews.org On today's "In the News" roundtable, Brian Becker, Esther Iverem Nicole Roussell and Walter Smolarek discuss the police murder of Daunte Wright outside of Minneapolis as the trial of Derek Chauvin continues, the Pentagon's latest statement on "extremism" in its ranks, the brutalization of Army lieutenant Caron Nazario, the cyberattack on a key Iranian nuclear facility, and more.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-04-14). Fearmongering Goes Nuclear — 'We're in Brand-New Pandemic'. globalresearch.ca In some areas of the world, including Florida, where I live, …

Global Research News (2021-04-14). Selected Articles: Fearmongering Goes Nuclear — 'We're in Brand-New Pandemic'. globalresearch.ca By Israeli researchers found people who received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine were eight times more likely to be …

Paul Goble (2021-04-14). Russia In Midst Of Worst Demographic Decline Since World War II — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The horrific increase in mortality rates among Russians, only part of which is the product of the coronavirus pandemic, pushed Russia in 2020 into the worst demographic decline since World War II and figures for the first months of this year suggest that that decline is continuing, Aleksandr Zhelenin says. | Indeed, if the rates registered since the start of this year continue, Russia will stand to suffer one million more deaths than births, a figure that there is little or no chance the return of migrant workers will compensate for and that could further accelerate the decline as it will produce a smaller coh…

DoD News (2021-04-14). Austin In Brussels To Revitalize US Engagement With NATO Allies. eurasiareview.com By Jim Garamone | Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III arrived in Brussels Wednesday for meetings with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. It's the first in-person meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic began. | Afghanistan, Russia and the future of the alliance are among the issues being discussed. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will join Austin for the meetings with | Austin's visit is part an…

teleSUR (2021-04-14). Sputnik V: No Cases of Blood Clots – Study. telesurenglish.net Russia's Gamaleya Research Institute reported on Wednesday that the Sputnik V vaccine does not prompt blood clots since it uses a different technology. This, amid international controversy over the use of AstraZeneca and J&J COVID-19 vaccines due to deadly blood clots cases. | RELATED: | "A comprehensive analysis of adverse events during clinical trials and throughout mass vaccinations with the Sputnik V vaccine showed that there were no…

RT (2021-04-14). Serbia to become second European country to start production of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, after Russia itself. rt.com Production of Sputnik V, the world's first registered vaccine against Covid-19, has started in Serbia, the Russian developers of the jab have announced. Italy, India and Iran are expected to follow suit in the coming months. | "Production of Sputnik V vaccine was successfully launched in Serbia," Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)

RT (2021-04-14). Serbia becomes first European country to start production of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine. rt.com Production of Sputnik V, the world's first registered vaccine against Covid-19, has started in Serbia, the Russian developers of the jab have announced. Italy, India and Iran are expected to follow suit in the coming months. | "Production of Sputnik V vaccine was successfully launched in Serbia," Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)

RT (2021-04-14). Developer of Russia's pioneering Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine says no cases of blood clots encountered during trials & use of jab. rt.com After reports of the Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca Covid-19 jabs causing blood clots in rare cases, the developer of Russia's Sputnik V said, on Wednesday, that use of its vaccine doesn't appear to prompt similar side effects | In addition, the Moscow-based Gamaleya Research Institute offered to share its technologies to help other producers solve their problems. | "A comprehensive analysis of adverse events during clinical trials and over the course of mass vaccinations with the Sputnik V vaccine showed that there were no cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST)," a statement read | The announceme…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-14). Russian Forces Return To Syria's Tell Rifaat After Temporary Withdrawal (Video, Photos). southfront.org Sergei Novikov/TASS | Russian forces have returned to the northern Syrian town of Tell Rifaat and its surroundings, which are controlled by Kurdish forces, after a widely-reported withdrawal. | On April 13, the withdrawal of Russian Military Police units was reported by the Hawar News Agency. According to the agency, the units withdrew from Tell Rifaat as well as from the nearby areas of Sherawa and Ksht'ar. | Later, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the Syrian Arab Army and Iranian-backed…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-14). Russian Forces Return To Syria's Tell Rifaat After Temporary Withdraw (Video, Photos). southfront.org Sergei Novikov/TASS | Russian forces have returned to the northern Syrian town of Tell Rifaat and its surroundings, which are controlled by Kurdish forces, after a widely-reported withdrawal. | On April 13, the withdrawal of Russian Military Police units was reported by the Hawar News Agency. According to the agency, the units withdrew from Tell Rifaat as well as from the nearby areas of Sherawa and Ksht'ar. | Later, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the Syrian Arab Army and Iranian-backed…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-14). Military Situation In Syria On April 14, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 14, Russia reported that Idlib militants violated the ceasefire regime in Greater Idlib 17 times: 10 — in Idlib province, 5 — in Latakia province, 1 — in Hama province, 1 in Aleppo province | On April 13, US forces conducted a military patrol near the town of al-Malikiyah | On April 13, artillery of Turkish-backed forces shelled SDF positions near Ras al-Ayn | On April 13, an explosion were reported in the town of al-Bab. No casualties were rep…

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