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Tuesday, May 04, 2021

4 May - Blogs I'm Following - 5 of 5

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NGO: Venezuela Records 74 Freedom of Speech Violations in Q1
A report by Espacio Público (public space), an NGO, showed on Monday that Venezuela recorded a total of 74 violations, translated into 150 reports, against freedom of speech in the first quarter of 2021 which, on the brighter side, represents a drop of 54% from the same period a year ago.
Last-Minute Goal by Athletic’s Iñaki Williams Ends Sevilla’s Title Hopes
A last-minute goal by Athletic Bilbao’s Iñaki Williams on Monday evening ended Sevilla’s hopes to stay in the LaLiga title contest.
Bill and Melinda Gates Divorcing after 27 Years of Marriage
Bill and Melinda Gates announced on Monday that they will divorce after more than 27 years of marriage, during which time they founded one of the world’s most important charitable organizations.
Barty Passes Swiatek Test at Madrid Open; Alcaraz Sets Up Nadal Clash
Australian world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty came out on top on Monday night in a battle of the two most recent Roland Garros women’s singles champions, defeating Poland’s Iga Swiatek 7-5, 6-4 to book a berth in the Madrid Open quarterfinals.
Clicking of Dominoes Beginning to Be Heard Again in Miami’s Little Havana
The characteristic clicking of dominoes began to be heard once again on Monday in the park in Miami’s Little Havana dedicated to the popular tablegame after 14 months of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mahani Teave, Pianist Who Exchanged World Fame for Easter Island
Since spending her childhood on remote Easter Island, Mahani Teave, one of the most talented pianists in recent Chilean history, has never allowed anything to distance her from her roots, not even world fame, and she is now running the first children’s music academy on the island.
Colombia Protests Continue Despite Scrapping of Tax Reform Bill
Taxi and truck drivers blocked traffic with their vehicles on Monday in a sixth consecutive day of sometimes violent protests against the Colombian government’s economic policies.
Argentina Extends Restrictive Measures to Avoid Hospital Collapse
As its vaccination campaign continues, Argentina is entering a new phase of measures to try and halt its second COVID-19 wave and prevent chaos in – and potential collapse of – the country’s health care system, measures which include greater restrictions particularly in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area, the zone hardest hit by the virus.
WHO: Global Weekly COVID-19 Infections Drop for First Time since February
The worldwide weekly coronavirus infection rate fell for the first time since mid-February, with India and Brazil accounting for half of these cases, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
Premier League Moves to Prevent Future Breakaway Tournaments
The Premier League said on Monday it will impose a series of measures to avoid the creation of breakaway tournaments similar to the recently failed European Super League project.
New Shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine Arrives in Venezuela
A new shipment of 50,000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine arrived in Venezuela on Monday, bringing the total number of doses received from that source to 430,000.
Colombia’s Finance Minister resigns amid reform crisis
Latin America News, The Rio Times - 21 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombia's Finance Minister Alberto Carrasquilla resigned on Monday, a day after President Iván Duque ordered the withdrawal of the tax reform bill submitted to Congress that triggered street protests in the country in which at least 19 people were killed. Carrasquilla, in the government . . . To read the […] The post Colombia’s Finance Minister resigns amid reform crisis appeared first on The Rio Times.
Unity and economy, priorities of new local authorities in Bolivia
Latin America News, The Rio Times - 22 hours ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Bolivia kicked off a new political period on Monday with the inauguration of departmental and municipal authorities, who prioritized to strengthen the fight against Covid-19, the development of their regions and work for the unity of the Bolivian people. The last municipal and departmental elections marked the end of a […] The post Unity and economy, priorities of new local authorities in Bolivia appeared first on The Rio Times.
A Very British Case: Postmasters And Miscarriages Of Justice
Binoy KAMPMARK, - 22 hours ago
British justice is a splendidly odd animal. Its miscarriage is one of those wonders of institutional repetition. When textbooks are written on the subject, one will feature prominently. On April 23 this year, the convictions of 39 former sub-postmasters were quashed by the criminal division of the Court of Appeal. […]
Parisian Faith Challenges City’s Advantage in UCL Semis
Manchester City will host Paris Saint-Germain with their eyes set on adding to their 2-1 advantage to secure their first-ever Champions League final.
Massive Taliban Offensive Kills 20 in Afghanistan
At least 20 members of the Afghan security forces were killed and many others injured on Monday after the Taliban launched multiple powerful attacks against security checkposts, a day after the United States and NATO forces began the process to withdraw their over 9,500 troops from the country.
Ramadan Like Never Before: Muslims Observe Fast under COVID-19 Restrictions
Showkat Hussain, a Muslim businessman in India-administered Kashmir, had never missed out on the nightly congregational prayers during the month of Ramadan in his living memory.
Japan’s Health Workers Rebel against Tokyo 2020
Japanese healthcare workers have spurned plans to deploy 10,000 of the already overworked personnel during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics just as a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections has pushed the number severe cases to a new record.
South Africa to Ban Use of Captive-Bred Lions in Hunting, Tourist Industry
South Africa’s move to ban the use of captive-bred lions in big game hunting and the tourism industry was welcomed by conservationist groups on Monday.
Nepal Halts All Flight Operations amid Record Surge in Virus Cases
Nepal banned on Monday all domestic and international flights until May 14 amid a rapid rise in daily COVID-19 cases.
Hong Kong GDP Grows 7.8% in Q1 after Streak of Six Contractions
The gross domestic product (GDP) of Hong Kong grew by 7.8 percent in the first quarter of 2021, the government data showed on Monday, ending a streak of contractions in the last six quarters.
15 EU Countries Send Medical Aid to COVID-Blighted India
Fifteen European Union members have sent medical aid to help India cope with a soar in coronavirus cases and deaths, the European Commission announced on Monday.
France Lifts Internal Travel Restrictions
France began on Monday the first stage of dismantling its lockdown restrictions, which authorities aim to lift almost completely by the end of June.
Two Candidates to Run against Assad in Syrian’s Presidential Elections
Syria’s Supreme Constitutional Court confirmed on Monday just three of 51 candidates who put their names forward for upcoming presidential elections.
The Assault on Myanmar’s Press Freedom
The military coup in Myanmar has reversed a decade of progress in press freedom in the Southeast Asian nation, where at least 43 reporters are held in jail, dozens of others are working clandestinely and local outlets are struggling to stay operational.
Oxygen Shortages Get Deadly as India’s COVID-19 Cases Near 20 Million
At least 24 patients died on Monday allegedly due to the lack of medical oxygen supply in a hospital in India with the country leaping closer to 20 million coronavirus infections.
Madrid Poised for Regional Election Following Acrimonious Campaign
Spanish political parties vying for power in the capital region of Madrid marked the traditional “day of reflection” on Monday fresh off a campaign trail riddled with the kind animosity that has become commonplace in a politically divided country.
Quarter of World’s Population over 15 Shopped Online in 2019, UN Says
At least 1.48 billion people – a little over quarter of the global population – aged over 15 years or shopped online in 2019, representing 16 percent of retail sales, 2 percent more than the year before, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in a report on Monday.
Myanmar Receives 500,000 Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Donated by China
Myanmar has received half a million doses COVID-19 vaccines sent by China, following the situation of instability as the Feb. 1 coup threatens efforts to contain the pandemic.
Seoul Monitors Pyongyang Movements after Harsh Regime Communiques
South Korea’s army said on Monday it is “closely monitoring” North Korea’s military movements and has not detected anything out of the ordinary a day after Pyongyang issued several statements vowing harsh responses against Washington and Seoul.
At Least 26 Killed as Boat Capsizes in Bangladesh
At least 26 people died as a passenger boat capsized on Monday after a collision with another boat in the Padma river in central Bangladesh, the authorities said.
Ardern Says Differences with China Becoming ‘Harder to Reconcile’
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that the differences between the systems of her country and those of China, as well as their respective values and interests, are becoming “harder to reconcile” as the Asian country’s role in the world grows and changes.
El Salvador Enters Political Crisis under US’ Critical Eye
El Salvador is entering a political crisis after forming two Constitutional chambers in the Supreme Court of Justice after congress voted to replace several magistrates, in a measure the United States strongly criticized.
Blinken: Military Confrontation Goes against US, China Interests
United States State Secretary Antony Blinken said the possibility of a military confrontation between the US and China “goes profoundly against” the interests of both countries, adding that Washington wants to maintain a “rules-based” world order.
Reorganizing a 4D S-matrix within a celestial CFT
Luboš Motl, The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
For a couple of years, Andy Strominger and his so far lesser but not last collaborators have been immensely excited about the celestial sphere. It's not hard to see why. As you can see, the celestial sphere (in the sky) is blue and has pretty stars in it. Strominger et al. have studied the encoding of black hole information as seen on that sphere, scattering, hair, new conservation laws, and other related things. Note that if you imagine that we live in a 3+1-dimensional spacetime for a while, what we see at night (at one moment) is a two-sphere, \(S^2\), of possible directions. Eac...
Dollar Debasement Accelerates As Warren Buffett Warns About Inflation
mosesman, Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
maneco64 #inflation​ #CPI​ #fiatcurreny​ #QE​ #stimulus​ #economy​#federalreserve​ #money​ #credit​ #commodities​ – Today we will look at Warren Buffett’s comments to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway about the U.S. economy and how he and his company are seeing signs of inflation or rising prices. We will be also referencing Fiat Money Inflation in France by …
Mission IMPOSSIBLE: NASA Warns Even a Nuclear Bomb Wouldn’t Stop a Giant Asteroid Heading for Earth After Massive Six Month Simulation Exercise Ends in Devastating Impact
mosesman, Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
Mission IMPOSSIBLE: NASA Warns Even a Nuclear Bomb Wouldn’t Stop a Giant Asteroid Heading for Earth After Massive Six Month Simulation Exercise Ends in Devastating Impact by STACY LIBERATORE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM, * The exercise last week was to better understand current in-space preventions * Simulations created an asteroid spotted on April 19, with impact …
MINISTRY OF TRUTH: 12 State Attorneys General Demand Big Tech Platforms Eliminate All Speech from People Injured by Vaccines
mosesman, Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
MINISTRY OF TRUTH: 12 State Attorneys General Demand Big Tech Platforms Eliminate All Speech from People Injured by Vaccines by Lance D Johnson, (Natural News) Attorney generals from twelve states are calling on the world’s top social media networks to completely eradicate any negative claim about covid-19 vaccines. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO …
Will Artificial Intelligence Make Military Pilots Go Out Like the Dinosaur?
Kris Osborn, The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Artificial Intelligence, Americas* Autonomy driven by AI does bring a range of new technical, tactical and strategic implications, such as bringing new paradigms of decisionmaking, problem solving and operations. *Here's What You Need to Remember: *The speed of calculations and the increasing pace at which AI-informed systems can acquire, process and analyze new information in real-time are in fact expected to enable unmanned dogfighting, combat maneuvering and tactical decisionmaking. What if an armed, artificial-intelligence-enabled attack drone detects an enemy ...
No Fourth Stimulus Check Just Yet. No Worries: Biden Has More Goodies to Give
Stephen Silver, The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Stephen Silver* *Stimulus Check, Americas* [image: U.S. Economy] There are various tax breaks and other forms of assistance that many Americans may qualify for depending on their circumstances. *Key point: *From an expanded child tax credit to COBRA, there are many ways Americans will have help to make ends meet. Here are some of the ways you could qualify. The $1,400 stimulus checks that were mandated by the American Rescue Plan are going out to taxpayers currently, with the most recent round last week including nearly 2 million checks. Once that check arrives, it doesn’t app...
Detroit Pays $50 To Anyone Who Convinces Someone To Get The COVID-19 Vaccine
James Allard, OYE Alternative News - 21 hours ago
The post Detroit Pays $50 To Anyone Who Convinces Someone To Get The COVID-19 Vaccine appeared first on OYE Alternative News.
Close Call: Why the Navy Always Bombs Its New Aircraft Carriers
Kris Osborn, The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Aircraft Carriers, Americas* Having Shock Trials as soon as next year is considered a major milestone as the ship nears its anticipated operational service several years from now. *Here's What You Need to Know*: The Navy will explode bombs near its new USS Ford aircraft carrier as soon as next year to assess the new platform’s ability to operate in high-threat, major-power warfare on the open seas. They are called Shock Trials, a specific combat preparation exercise wherein Navy testers fire a wide range of weapons against or near the ship in a variety of differen...
For China, Seizing Taiwan May Be More Trouble Than It’s Worth
Kris Osborn, The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Taiwan, Asia* Is there a realistic possibility that China could succeed in any takeover of Taiwan? *Here's What You Need to Remember: *there seems to be a never-ending series of provocations and warnings, including bold statements from the Chinese that they are specifically well positioned to destroy what their government calls “foreign interventions” into a possible conflict with Taiwan. Meanwhile, the risks and potential costs of war with the United States may simply be too high for China to actually initiative a military offensive against Taiwan. Are the Unite...
Russian S-400 Missile System Deployments are Heating Up the Arctic
Kris Osborn, The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Arctic Warfare, arctic* Certainly the arrival of more S-400s in the highly contested and increasingly tense Arctic changes the tactical circumstances in which U.S. and allied aircraft can conduct operations. *Here's What You Need to Remember: *As the ice continues to melt at a faster pace, opening up new waterways for maritime transit and segmenting new areas of ice and land, Russia has sought to expand its territorial boundaries in the Arctic beyond the continental shelf northward from the boundaries specified in the United Nations Convention Law of the Sea. Russ...
Why America Must Watch Out for Russia's New Nuclear Cruise Missile
Michael Peck, The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Russia, Russia* Western experts deride a nuclear-powered cruise missile as an atomic Edsel, a failed concept that Americans and Soviets dropped in the 1950s. *Here's What You Need to Remember: *Whether any nation would risk nuclear war by going after an opponent's strategic weapons is a valid question. But so is this: how many leaders want to be the first to employ nuclear weapons in response to a conventional attack? We can't know for sure what was on Vladimir Putin's mind last week when he boasted of Russia developing an “invincible” nuclear-powered cruise miss...
Great discussion on May 1st Chris Sky - MASSIVE Protest in Montreal
greencrow, Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 23 hours ago
Chris Sky Retweeted Kevin Di Cesare @KevDiCesare · 3h Replying to @chrissaccoccia1 Great discussion on May 1st Chris Sky - MASSIVE Protest in Montreal *Watch Interview on YouTube at link here* ** Listen to Chris...great rant in Montreal after the HUGE March that took place where over 100,000 citizens marched for freedom from Covidianism aka Communism ** *Spoiler Alert: Chris says a number of top Canadian immunologist/virologist doctors will be coming out against the "vaccinations" this week. He says he will be interviewing t...
Australian Daily Wind Power Generation Data – Monday 03 May 2021
By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily wind power generation data for the AEMO coverage area in Australia. For the background information, refer to the Introductory Post at this link. Each image is shown here at a smaller size to fit on the page alongside the data for that day. If you click […]
Patriot Humor – Dumb and Dumber
Dumb and DumberLulled to SleepAttempting the MathNot Quite the SameRubik’s CubePermission?A PermitUpdated CDC GuidanceSeems ProbableMonkey BusinessYour WifeI’ve Made a Huge MistakeTrashLook at This GraphMissing ContractEver Noticed?Sounds FascinatingJohn KerryCartoons Read more excellent articles at The Patriot Post
Biden EPA Moves To Restrict Emissions From Air Conditioners, Refrigerators
By Adam Houser ~ The Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules to restrict the use of hydrofluorocarbons, or “HFCs,” in the name of curbing emissions that the EPA says contribute to climate change and ozone depletion. HFCs are the primary coolant used in air conditioners and refrigerators. According to the Wall Street Journal: “The proposal […]
7 Ways Biden Wants To Make America More Like California
By Fred Lucas ~ Dr. Marilyn Singleton of Redondo Beach, California, says she plans to stick around her home state despite seeing so many others leave amid what she considers a tough climate for business, including fellow medical doctors. “It would be terrible for California—or as they call it here, Taxifornia—went national,” Singleton told The […]
Experimental Adenovirus COVID Injections Continuing to Kill Younger, Middle-Aged People
Brian-Admin, Health Impact News - 1 day ago
The AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson experimental adenovirus COVID shots seem to be killing younger, middle-aged people at a higher rate than the mRNA shots from Pfizer and Moderna. Here are the stories of some of the victims who have died following the injections and devastated their families. The post Experimental Adenovirus COVID Injections Continuing to Kill Younger, Middle-Aged People first appeared on Health Impact News.
The power of the people of the Earth is one. Let them unite!
Bob Dinn, balance10 - 1 day ago
13) Take then for example the military establishment of this nation. Various groups of people upon earth have assignments to thwart the enemy’s betrayal of the light. Can you not understand, then, that though the troops be never used nor the armaments drawn, it is necessary in the hour of the judgment of the fallen angels and of the reapers who come to separate the tares from the wheat that some understand that survival and preparation is not for the ultimate doomsday but for the prevention thereof? And though it may never be needed, it must be accomplished. Blessed ones, a g...
If there is any hope at al
Bob Dinn, balance10 - 1 day ago
1) To serve the Christ in all is to receive the reward of the Christ. To that end I discipline. To that end I initiate. And I am concerned with the top flight, the gold of consciousness. I am concerned with those who have the discipline, the military sense of the geometry of God, the rhythm of the “Triumphal March,” the rhythm of destiny, of the conquering hero who conquers the self and thereby becomes the champion of humanity. O I say to you, come apart. Come *out* from among them! Come out from the density of the lesser self, and *be* the ennobling factor of the real S...
Wuhan Flu: Lung Disease Or Blood Disease?
Kate, Small Dead Animals - 23 hours ago
And the winner is! Scientists have known for a while that SARS-CoV-2’s distinctive “spike” proteins help the virus infect its host by latching on to healthy cells. Now, a major new study shows that they also play a key role in the disease itself. The paper, published on April 30, 2021, in Circulation Research, also… Continue reading →
May 4th – 2021 Presidential Politics – Resistance Day 105
Sundance, The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the JoeBama Administration and Presidency. “This is no small thing, to restore a republic after it has fallen into corruption. […] The post May 4th – 2021 Presidential Politics – Resistance Day 105 appeared first on The Last Refuge.
Tuesday May 4th – Open Thread
Sundance, The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL. […] The post Tuesday May 4th – Open Thread appeared first on The Last Refuge.
May 4, 2021: Reader Tips
Robert, Small Dead Animals - 1 day ago
Today we get to enjoy the first French offering by adopted Canadian, Julia Westlin. Your English or French tips of the past day are most welcome!
The Age of Mussolini
Unknown, The Conservative Socrates - 1 day ago
Mussolini’s fascist doctrine has come of age and is fueling the political system of most advanced democracies. In the last three decades (since the 1990s) a contradiction had developed between the global regulatory framework and the economic and cultural aspirations of a significant section of the masses. Both could not coexist—either the regulatory framework had to be obliterated or this section of the masses had to be coerced to give up their aspirations and become content with less freedom, a lower standard of living, and a significant dilution of their cultural norms. There wa...
Ode To President Dunsel
E.M.Smith, Musings from the Chiefio - 1 day ago
My reaction to President Dunsel? Suck it. Continue reading →
Musical Interlude: Leonard Cohen, "Hallelujah"
CoyotePrime, Running 'Cause I Can't Fly 2 - 1 day ago
Leonard Cohen, "Hallelujah"
CIA Goes 'Woke' In Recruitment Video . CIA Agent Describes Herself As "Intersectional," "Cisgender," And "Millennial"
War News Updates Editor, War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *The CIA's woke recruitment video gets panned: Don Jnr leads ridicule as recruit describes herself as 'intersectional cisgender millennial' diagnosed with 'generalized anxiety disorder'* * The CIA officer, who is not named, 36, tells viewers she is 'unapologetically me' * The clip has sparked a fierce reaction online with users labelling it 'woke' * Donald Trump Jr. shared the clip and tweeted: 'China and Russia will love this' * One former CIA officer tweeted: 'The CIA used to be about mission to country. America is less safe with this new CIA, and dangerou...
The Bidens Visit The Carters and Take a Really Weird Photo
Sundance, The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
What the heck kind of goofball sorcery is taking place here? This is not a spoof, the link to the original from the Carter Center [SEE HERE] . The White House purposefully found the one couple that could make frail and feeble Biden appear healthy? Or is this unmasked giants meeting with frail mini-people? Whatever […] The post The Bidens Visit The Carters and Take a Really Weird Photo appeared first on The Last Refuge.
Why Have Media Gone To Such Lengths To Silence Mumia Abu-Jamal?
Terrace, PopularResistance.Org - 23 hours ago
Philadelphia public broadcaster WHYY (4/24/21) was one of the few outlets to report on an April 24 rally seeking the release from prison of Mumia Abu-Jamal. The story included important information on Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life sentence for the 1981 killing of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. It noted that the case has “drawn scrutiny” over claims of police, prosecutorial and judicial bias and misconduct. It cited new evidence released as part of the appeal process, including a note from a key prosecution witness asking the prosecuting attorney for money—the sort...
Is UFCW v. USDA the end or just the beginning of the great line speed debate?
Dan Flynn, Food Safety News - 1 day ago
Seaboard Foods wants to intervene in UFCW v. USDA “to move to stay the effect of the Court’s forthcoming judgment by 10.5 months as to Seaboard, and for the purpose of perfecting an appeal” with a stay pending appeal if necessary. A federal court in Minnesota in March ruled that USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection... Continue Reading
Four children sick after eating cannabis-laced sweets
News Desk, Food Safety News - 1 day ago
Four children needed hospital treatment in England after eating sweets thought to have contained cannabis. A 12-year-old boy was discharged on May 1 and the other three were expected to be released from hospital in Surrey after being kept in overnight for monitoring and observation. Two 12-year-olds, one girl and a boy, and a 13-year-old... Continue Reading
Food safety tips for Cinco de Mayo celebrations
News Desk, Food Safety News - 1 day ago
Cinco de Mayo is a holiday celebrated in parts of Mexico and the United States in commemoration of the Mexican Army’s victory in 1862 over the French forces of Napoleon III. The holiday is also a way people celebrate their Mexican heritage and share it with other groups. As with any celebration, food becomes an... Continue Reading
Nestlé, Irish food safety agency reveal challenges posed by COVID-19
Joe Whitworth, Food Safety News - 1 day ago
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland and the Nestlé company have shared how they handled challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, including doing official controls and dealing with supply shortages. During a session at the International Association for Food Protection – Europe event this past week, the presenters covered the experiences of the regulator and... Continue Reading
Biden Administration Says They Will Not Reverse Trump's Recognition Of Morocco Sovereignty Over The Western Sahara
War News Updates Editor, War News Updates - 1 day ago
US and Moroccan flags next to a US State Department-authorised map of Morocco recognising the internationally disputed territory of the Western Sahara, pictured on 12 December 2020. (AFP) *Axios: **Scoop: Biden won't reverse Trump's Western Sahara move, U.S. tells Morocco* Secretary of State Tony Blinken told Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita in a phone call on Friday that the Biden administration would not reverse President Trump's recognition of Morocco's sovereignty over the Western Sahara, at least for the time being, two sources familiar with the call told me. *W...
Corn Prices Rise 30 Percent So Far This Year – Big Ag Multinationals Happy, Middle Class About to Get Squeezed With Inflation
Sundance, The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
You’ve likely seen mentions of inflation popping up amid some MSM discussions. Without a doubt you have seen significant price jumps at your local supermarket. The reason is simple, JoeBama’s economic policies are beneficial to the multinationals, crushing to the domestic U.S. economy and driving massive increases in prices in a variety of sectors. As […] The post Corn Prices Rise 30 Percent So Far This Year – Big Ag Multinationals Happy, Middle Class About to Get Squeezed With Inflation appeared first on The Last Refuge.
Some Sensible Black Voices Are On To The "Antiracism" Scam
Francis Menton, Manhattan Contrarian - 1 day ago
* As Critical Race Theory and “antiracism” have swept through academia and the media and corporations over the past few years, seemingly almost no one in those institutions is able to see the thinly concealed and vile racism embedded in these ideologies. * Here is Ibram Kendi’s famous articulation of what he calls “antiracism”: “The only remedy to racist discrimination is antiracist discrimination. The only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination. The only remedy to present discrimination is future discrimination.” * So in other words, simply treating black people as ...
Whither labour law reform in Malaysia?
Ng Yap Hwa, New Mandala - 1 day ago
The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic shows the role of trade unions is even more important in defending workers’ rights during the health and social crisis. The post Whither labour law reform in Malaysia? appeared first on New Mandala.
THOMAS HORN IS RIGHT: Transhumanists Aim To Replace God With Machines Through Digital Immortality
mosesman, Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
THOMAS HORN IS RIGHT: Transhumanists Aim To Replace God With Machines Through Digital Immortality by SkyWatch Editor, Transhumanists have hyped the new religion of high technology for decades now. The basic idea, fairly prevalent in Silicon Valley, is that rapid advances in scientific knowledge and tech innovation will culminate in our de facto omniscience …
Huge Group Of Doctors From 30 Countries: ‘There Is No Scientific Foundation To The Concept Of Vaccine Passports’
mosesman, Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Huge Group Of Doctors From 30 Countries: ‘There Is No Scientific Foundation To The Concept Of Vaccine Passports’ by A GROUP of doctors say natural immunity to coronavirus infection is long lasting but fear people will be coerced into taking top-up vaccines in order to re-access society when their Digital Green Pass expires after …
Colombia: Violent Repression Of Anti-Government Protests
Terrace, PopularResistance.Org - 1 day ago
Residents of Bogota and Medellin continued to report brutal police repression of anti-government protests while Colombia’s third largest city Cali retook the streets on Saturday. The massive turnout followed days of terror that left 10 people dead since Wednesday, the first day of a national strike against a tax reform proposed by the government of President Ivan Duque. The terrorizing of the local population diminished drastically after local human rights organizations accused Defense Minister Diego Molano of playing a key role in the alleged state terror campaign on Friday. Ind...
Are Canadian Police Providing Training To The Colombian police?
Terrace, PopularResistance.Org - 1 day ago
On May 1, the British independent media outlet The Canary reported: “Over recent days, the Colombian national police have killed a number of civilians protesting a proposed tax hike on basic goods. Many more civilians have been injured, and Colombia’s riot police reportedly sexually assaulted a woman.” The article by independent journalist John McEvoy further notes: “Documents obtained by The Canary can reveal that the UK’s College of Policing has been training Colombian police over the past three years.” Is there a similar relationship between Canada and Colombia? On October 30,...
Study Of Unionized Newsrooms Finds Gender And Racial Pay Gaps
Terrace, PopularResistance.Org - 1 day ago
The median salaries of women and people of color at 14 unionized Gannett newsrooms was at least $5,000 less than those of their male and white colleagues, a new study by the NewsGuild Gannett caucus found. The median full-time salary for women in fall 2020 was $47,390, while the median for men was $57,235, representing a pay gap of $9,845. Journalists of color earned a median salary of $48,006, or $5,246 lower than the median salary for white journalists, $53,252. A team of six volunteers put together the study, which was released Tuesday and includes data for roughly 450 employee...
Drivers Forced To Drive Around Extinction Rebellion Protesters
Terrace, PopularResistance.Org - 1 day ago
Swansea, Wales - Extinction Rebellion protesters across Swansea stopped traffic across the city after staging a sit down protest on busy roads. The 30 minute protest, took place on Swansea's High Street, Gower Road in Upper Killay and Sketty Road in Uplands on Saturday morning. Video footage from Upper Killay shows a protester peacefully sitting in the road wearing a sign that read: "I’m terrified that there is nothing to live for because of the climate crisis". The protest led to queues of traffic forcing cars to drive around the protester. In the video, one business owner can b...
Women Run 415 Miles To Protest The Mountain Valley Pipeline
Terrace, PopularResistance.Org - 1 day ago
Bent Mountain, VA - The Mountain Valley Pipeline protest community came together Sunday at the Bent Mountain Center to thank and commend three women who are running and cycling alongside the MVP construction path. MVP protesters held a feast to celebrate the women who are running and cycling 415 miles from West Virginia to Virginia, paralleling the pipeline. “We’re all runners, so to be able to take something that we enjoy to be able to raise awareness to the issues that are happening, it’s important to us,” MVP protest runner Katie Thompson said. Sarah Hodder, Merecedes Walters a...