2021-04-02: News Headlines

MaàØthé Chini (2021-04-02). Belgium Must Lift 'All COVID-19 Measures' within 30 Days, Brussels Court Rules. globalresearch.ca The Belgian State has been ordered to lift "all coronavirus measures" …

WSWS (2021-04-02). United Auto Workers executives received massive payout in 2020 as COVID-19 ravaged auto plants. wsws.org The latest US Department of Labor report for 2020 filed by the UAW shows that it increased both its income and assets even as its membership declined amid the coronavirus pandemic.

WSWS (2021-04-02). New studies show COVID-19 leads to significant organ damage and the death of many survivors. wsws.org The UK study builds on previous research on outcomes for patients taken into hospital with COVID-19 but based on tens of thousands of cases is able to draw conclusions about the extent of dysfunction in organs of those affected.

Jeremy Loffredo (2021-04-02). Tanzania's Late President Magufuli: 'Science Denier' or Threat to Empire? globalresearch.ca While his COVID-19 policies have dominated media coverage regarding his disappearance …

Doctors for COVID Ethics (2021-04-02). Rebuttal Letter to European Medicines Agency (EMA) from Doctors for COVID Ethics. globalresearch.ca Emer Cooke, Executive Director, European Medicines …

WSWS (2021-04-02). Record surge in coronavirus cases at Stellantis' Sterling Stamping Plant. wsws.org New cases at the plant surged in March to the highest levels on record, surpassing the previous monthly high from last November.

Matthew Stevenson (2021-04-02). Letters From Minsk: Echoes of Munich Over Wroclaw, Poland. counterpunch.org This is the fourth in a series about train and bicycle rides from Switzerland to Belarus, in those carefree days before pandemic lockdowns. My Wroclaw train dropped me at the main station just outside the downtown in the middle of the afternoon, when chilly winds off the central European plains were whipping around the cobblestoned

Dr. Mike Yeadon (2021-04-02). The PCR False Positive Pseudo-Epidemic. Dr. Mike Yeadon. globalresearch.ca How a novel virus met a partly-immune population | In Spring 2020 …

Eve Ottenberg (2021-04-02). A Feminist Revolt. counterpunch.org With right-wing hysteria about the feminization of the military landing on our laptops recently, now is a good time to focus on issues dear to the hearts of actual feminists, namely, housing, health and education. These concerns were embraced, very strikingly, by feminists in apartheid South Africa. Toward the end of apartheid, many Black people

Sonja Scherndl, Adam Parsons (2021-04-02). Let's end the insanity of colossal military spending during a global health emergency. dissidentvoice.org Imagine what could be achieved if just a portion of the money spent on military expenditures were pooled into a global fund, and redirected towards ending hunger and massively investing in public health systems. ***** If nations had a referendum, asking the public if they want their taxes to go to military weapons that are …

Zachary Conti (2021-04-02). Treasury Notifies Congress of $650 Billion Emergency Reserves to Fight Global COVID Crisis. indybay.org Washington DC —Treasury notified Congress of its support for $650 billion in IMF global reserves, also known as Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), to assist developing countries struggling with the coronavirus crisis. US law requires a ninety-day advance alert to Congress before the US votes for SDRs with the IMF board.

Labor Video Project (2021-04-02). Mumia Abu-Jamal On Pacifica With Noelle Hanrahan. indybay.org Pacifica's Covid, Race & Democracy interviews journalist Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio about how she helped bring Mumia Abu-Jamal to the airwaves of Pacifica.

www.academia.edu (2021-04-02). Two letters to the editor on the pandemic lockdown. indybay.org Our collective thinking has often been manipulated and corrupted (eg Vietnam, Iraq, Nicaragua, Iran). According to GlobalResearch.ca, the WHO made a late admission on Jan 20, 2021 that "the lockdown has no scientific basis" and test results are misleading. "Release the vaccines and put an end to the lockdown," urges Jens Berger, editor of nachdenkseiten.de.

Jamal Journal interviews Michael Richardson (2021-04-02). 50 Years of Injustice: Free Black Panther Political Prisoner Ed Poindexter Now! indybay.org In our interview conducted earlier this week, author Michael Richardson discusses the role of the FBI's infamous COINTELPRO in the frameup of the Omaha Two and provides an important update on Ed Poindexter's urgent health situation. Richardson also explains how you can help Ed Poindexter, an elder in poor health who is a 50-year victim of an obvious and well documented COINTELPRO frameup. We highly recommend reading Michael Richardson's book to learn more about this extreme injustice that needs to end immediately. Free Ed Poindexter now!

Muir Oral, Facial, & Dental Implant Surgery (2021-04-02). Wednesday 4/28: Virtual Academic Advantage – Medical Career Fair for Students. indybay.org Online/Virtual…

British Society for Haematology (2021-04-02). Syndrome of Thrombosis and Thrombocytopenia Occurring after Coronavirus Vaccination. globalresearch.ca An expert team of our peers have recently been involved in …

Staff (2021-04-02). Headlines for April 2, 2021. democracynow.org Ex-Supervisor Says Derek Chauvin's Fatal Restraint of George Floyd Violated Use-of-Force Policies , Texas Senate Passes Republican-Led Voter Suppression Bill, Texas Rangers Baseball Stadium to Open at Full Capacity Despite Surging Coronavirus Cases, U.N. Warns Burma Headed for Civil War as Military Junta Continues Brutal Crackdown, At Least 51 Dead, Dozens More Injured in Taiwan Train Crash , Arizona ICE Jail Violated Prisoners' Rights and Failed to Prevent COVID-19 Outbreak, Biden Holds First Cabinet Meeting as Debate over Infrastructure Plan Continues, Unemployment Claims Rise as Pandemic Recovery Remains Uneve…

Staff (2021-04-02). Brazil Diplomat Celso Amorim on Bolsonaro, Lula & Why Biden's Foreign Policy Is So "Disappointing" democracynow.org As the number of COVID-19 cases surges in Brazil, the country is also facing a major crisis on the political front. The heads of Brazil's Army, Navy and Air Force all quit in an unprecedented move, a day after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro ousted his defense minister as part of a broader Cabinet shake-up. The developments have alarmed many in Brazil who believe Bolsonaro, who is a former Army captain, will install ultra-loyalists to the military posts to consolidate his power ahead of next year's election, when he is expected to be challenged by former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Bolsonaro is trying…

CGTN (2021-04-02). MOFA: BBC is Not Trusted even in the UK. dissidentvoice.org According to material openly available, BBC World Service is immune from any form of regulation and can produce all the disinformation it likes with legal impunity in the UK. It has caused the spread of the fake news virus not only in the UK but all over the world. BBC should try to do more …

Chris Walker (2021-04-02). EU, WHO and Dozens of World Leaders Endorse Plan for Future Pandemic Treaty. zcomm.org Leaders from dozens of countries around the world have signed onto a joint statement calling for the creation of an international treaty that would address pandemics that will come about in the future…

Paul Street (2021-04-02). Some Standard Cynical CIA-Style Cuba Covid Reporting at The Washington Post. counterpunch.org Never underestimate the cynicism of American corporate media. As the Scotland-based historian Helen Yaffe recently observed on Counterpunch, the socialist state of Cuba currently has five COVID-19 vaccines in clinical trials "and is set to be among the first nations to vaccinate its entire population." Further: "Cuba has gone on the offensive against Covid-19, mobilizing

Peter Koenig (2021-04-02). Human Rights for Children: Beyond a Crime, Worldwide: The Immoral, Destructive Impacts of the Covid Measures on Our Children. globalresearch.ca Dear Mr. Nils Melzer, | My name is Peter Koenig, former economist …

Associated Press (2021-04-02). WHO: Europe's vaccination plan is 'unacceptably slow'. peoplesworld.org LONDON (AP) — European nations' immunization campaigns against COVID-19 are "unacceptably slow" and risk prolonging the pandemic, a senior World Health Organization official said Thursday. Dr. Hans Kluge, WHO's regional director for Europe, said vaccines "present our best way out of this pandemic," but noted that to date, only 10% of Europe's population has received …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-02). Iraq faces second wave of COVID-19 infections amid slow vaccination rates. peoplesdispatch.org The country started vaccination only in March when it received over 50,000 doses of Chinese Sinopharm vaccine. It received 336,000 doses of Oxford AstraZeneca under COVAX initiative on March 25 after much delay…

Holly Ellyatt (2021-04-02). Mutations Could Render Current COVID Vaccines Ineffective in a Year or Less, Epidemiologists Warn. globalresearch.ca We bring to the attention of our readers an important article by …

Vijay Prashad (2021-04-02). The Vaccine Must Be a Common Good for Humanity. dissidentvoice.org Vladimir Griuntal' and G. Iablonovskii (USSR), Chto eto takoe? ('What is This?') 1932. Nearly three million people have reportedly been killed by the novel coronavirus (SAR-CoV-2) and upwards of 128 million people have been infected by the virus, many with long-lasting health repercussions. Thus far, roughly 1.5% of the world's population of 7.7 billion have …

Lance Johnson (2021-04-02). Keele University Cancels All Aluminum Research after Scientist Links Aluminum in Vaccines to Human Health Problems. globalresearch.ca The UK's prestigious

teleSUR (2021-04-01). France Imposes Partial Lockdown To Halt COVID-19 Resurgence. telesurenglish.net To slow down the coronavirus spread, schools in France will be closed for three weeks and restriction on people's movement will be extended to the whole territory, President Emmanuel Macron announced on Wednesday evening. | RELATED: | Starting from Monday, students, except the children of medics, will move to remote learning for one week before going on a two-week holiday. Thereafter, the country's nurseries and primary schools will…

orinocotribune (2021-04-01). Piñera's Elections-Postponement Maneuver Passes in Lower House of Parliament 'Due to Coronavirus'. orinocotribune.com This Wednesday, March 31, the Chamber of Deputies of the Chilean Congress approved the constitutional reform presented by President Sebastián Piñera to postpone until May 15 and 16 the elections scheduled for April 10 and 11 in the South American country," due to the Covid-19 pandemic." | In those elections the new governors, mayors and councilors of the country will be elected, as well as the members of the Constitutional Assembly, who will be in responsible for drafting the new Constitution of the country, reported RT. | In case a second round is necessary in the elections of governors, the approved initiative…

teleSUR (2021-04-01). Canadian Solidarity Network Sends 2 Million Syringes to Cuba. telesurenglish.net This initiative is part of the Network's campaign on January 8 to raise funds in Canada to send a donation of much-needed medical supplies to Cuba. | RELATED: | In announcing this new action in solidarity with the Cuban people, the Network recognized the relevant achievements made by Cuba in the area of health and its contributions to other nations, even at a time when Cuba is facing a double pandemic: COVID-19 an…

WSWS (2021-04-01). Macron rejects calls for strict lockdown as COVID-19 surges in France. wsws.org In a prime-time speech, President Emmanuel Macron rejected medical authorities' urgent pleas for a strict lockdown to keep hospitals from being totally swamped.

Rebekah Entralgo (2021-04-01). A Strong Economy Needs Strong Care Workers. counterpunch.org The pandemic has dramatically exposed the vital role that care workers play in our society. As child care centers and schools closed and nursing homes became COVID-19 hotspots, families have strained to juggle work and other responsibilities while taking care of loved ones. But the labor of caregiving — as essential as it is —

teleSUR (2021-04-01). COVID-19 Surge Forces Chile To Close Its Borders in April. telesurenglish.net Chile's Health Minister Enrique Paris announced new COVID-19 restrictions due to the resurgence of the pandemic. | RELATED: | On Thursday, he reported 7,830 new COVID-19 cases, the highest number of new infections since the outbreak of the pandemic. Measures to curb the spread of the virus include a border closure during April. Permits to enter and depart will only be issued for humanitarian emergencies. | The curfew will now…

WSWS (2021-04-01). COVID-19 pandemic triggers social, economic devastation among Canada's cultural workers. wsws.org A survey of the performing arts found that 83 percent of workers reported that their income had been "severely reduced" by the pandemic, with 32 percent saying they were "extremely stressed, to the point of losing sleep."

Eduardo Ibarra Aguirre (2021-04-01). México — De antígenos, vacaciones y pronósticos. globalizacion.ca Seis semanas de baja en las tendencias en todos los renglones que se miden desde hace un año en relación al SARS-CoV-2, virus que genera la enfermedad covid-19, pero dentro de la llamada segunda ola aunque algunos países se encuentran…

teleSUR (2021-04-01). OPEC Agrees To Cautiously Increase Crude Oil Production. telesurenglish.net The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed on Thursday to restore the production of over 2 million barrels per day from May to July, as part of a strategy to recover the industry amid the COVID-199 pandemic. | RELATED: | The OPEC had reduced the number of barrels per day last year, attempting to control prices. On Thursday, the fifth ministerial meeting of the OPEC – NON-OPEC group took place virtually as the organization has urged members t…

Mark Gruenberg (2021-04-01). Part II, PW special: Agency probe reveals OSHA hamstrung vs. virus. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—It may be no great surprise, especially to unions in the front lines of defending workers against the ravages of the coronavirus, but a comprehensive report by the Labor Department's own Inspector General reveals the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was hamstrung in the fight against the plague. And while Carolyn Hantz, the Deputy Inspector …

Marilyn Bechtel (2021-04-01). Justice bills progressing in California legislature. peoplesworld.org Coursing their way through the California legislature's committee process are a number of measures aimed at improving the state's handling of justice issues — some introduced in the current session and others reintroduced after they were trapped in last year's COVID-related end-of-session logjam. Among new measures is Senate Bill 271, the Sheriff Democracy and Diversity …

Megan Redshaw (2021-04-01). 'Breaking Through' — States Report Growing Number of COVID Cases Among Fully Vaccinated. globalresearch.ca The Washington State Department of Health (DOH)

WSWS (2021-04-01). German chancellor Angela Merkel: Economic interests take precedence over lives. wsws.org Chancellor Angela Merkel's appearance on the "Anne Will" television talk show confirmed that the only solution to the Corona crisis is the mobilisation of broad layers of the working class.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-04-01). Big changes needed to bring kicked-out women back to work. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—Big changes, in financing, social programs, and male-centered attitudes towards work and its worth, are needed to bring the millions of working women whom coronavirus-caused closures kicked out of their jobs back into the labor force. Three panelists drew that conclusion at a March 31 seminar hosted by the National Press Foundation, a D.C.-based think …

teleSUR (2021-04-01). Peru Saw Last Presidential Debate Ahead of April 11 Elections. telesurenglish.net Peru's National Elections Jury (JNE) Wednesday concluded the last presidential debate, an event in which six candidates presented their promises to tackle the pandemic and corruption. | RELATED: | The debate was attended by Rafael Lopez(Popular Renovation), Yonhy Lescano (Popular Action), Julio Guzman (Purple Party), Daniel Salaverry (We Are Peru), Rafael Santos (Safe Homeland), and Ciro Galvez (United National Rebi…

Reynard Loki (2021-04-01). Live animal markets should be closed to prevent the next pandemic. nationofchange.org Wet markets are perfect breeding grounds for pathogens that can jump from animals to humans.

Ashley Curtin (2021-04-01). LA lays out detailed paths to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2045. nationofchange.org LA100 helped LA set ambitious goals to transform it's electricity supply and electrify the buildings and transportation sectors to "combat climate change while capturing health and economic benefits."

Guido Risso (2021-04-01). Vacunas: øUn bien de la Humanidad o un negocio de los grandes laboratorios? globalizacion.ca Pandemia, millones de vidas arrasadas, familias destruidas y la vacuna es un negocio de los grandes laboratorios. El constitucionalismo moderno, los derechos humanos y las democracias crujen ante esta situación. Es moralmente inadmisible que, en medio de una crisis sanitaria…

Johanna Fernandez, reposted by Jamal Journal (2021-04-01). Prof. Johanna Fernandez's account of Mumia Abu-Jamal's Health Emergency (from Verso Blog). indybay.org This article was originally published at the Verso Books blog on March 28, and is being reprinted here in full, no edits, with the permission of author Johanna Fernandez, from the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home. For the latest updates on Mumia's health, please visit the Jamal Journal: www.JamalJournal.com.

RT (2021-04-01). Delays in deliveries of Indian-made AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine could be 'catastrophic', African Union's health boss warns. rt.com India's decision to postpone major exports of locally made AstraZeneca jab could have a "catastrophic" impact on Africa, a top health official has warned, expressing hope the delays won't turn into a permanent ban. | Speaking during a press conference in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa on Thursday, the chief of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, John Nkengasong, raised concerns over the delays. | Insufficient deliveries of AstraZeneca's jab, produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII), are expected to disrupt the African Union's (AU) vaccination plans, the official said. While the AU has…

Global Research News (2021-04-01). Selected Articles: "Defender-Europe": US Army Arrives. globalresearch.ca By Not everything in Europe is paralyzed by the anti-Covid lockdown: in fact, the mammoth annual exercise of the US Army, Defender-Europe, which until June mobilized on European territory, …

RT (2021-04-01). Pfizer says new trial data shows Covid vaccine 'highly effective' against South African strain. rt.com Pfizer and BioNTech stated on Thursday that their jointly developed Covid-19 vaccine is highly effective in combating the South African variant of the virus, according to the company's latest phase-three trial data. | Pfizer released a statement declaring that new data from South Africa indicated "vaccine efficacy of 100%" despite the prevalence of the fast-spreading B.1.351 variant. | The findings from the phase-three trial come as countries worry about the effectiveness of existing vaccines against new, more transmissible variants of coronavirus, with concerns about how to fully control the disease as it con…

teleSUR (2021-04-01). Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Is 100% Effective in Kids Aged 12-15. telesurenglish.net The companies Pfizer and BioNTech announced their COVID-19 vaccine has demonstrated 100 percent efficacy and robust antibody responses in a Phase 3 trial in adolescents 12 to 15 years of age. | RELATED: | The trial enrolled 2,260 adolescents 12 to 15 years of age in the United States. In the trial, 18 cases of COVID-19 were observed in the placebo group versus none in the vaccinated group. | The vaccine, BNT162b2, elicited SARS-…

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