Staff (2021-04-18). COVID Profiteering Exposes the Need to Make Marxism Accessible to All. truthout.org The pandemic has upended ideas about economic ideology almost as much as it has upended the economy itself. There has been a massive shift of wealth toward billionaires and corporate giants like Amazon, at the expense of workers suffering the most sudden and severe wave of unemployment and impoverishment since the Great Depression. But there has also been paradigm-shifting federal stimulus legislation that has massively (if temporarily) expanded unemployment insurance and anti-poverty funding. Meanw…

Aaron Maté (2021-04-18). At UN, Aaron Maté debunks OPCW's Syria lies and confronts US, UK on cover-up. thegrayzone.com In remarks to the UN Security Council, Aaron Maté of The Grayzone debunks the OPCW's lies about its Syria cover-up scandal and challenges the US and UK on their role. Speaking to the United Nations Security Council, Aaron Maté of The Grayzone takes apart the OPCW's excuses for refusing to address the organization's Syria cover-up scandal. OPCW inspectors found no evidence to support allegations of a Syrian government chemical weapons attack in the city of Douma in April 2018. But …

Pete Dolack (2021-04-18). The "Innocence" of Early Capitalism is Another Fantastical Myth. counterpunch.org It is not unusual for critics of United States foreign policy, whether or not they feel free to use the term "imperialism," to express regret that a previously rational system has soured. Such sentiments are routine for liberals and hardly unknown among social democrats. Such sentiments are, to anyone who cares to pursue a study

Yves Smith (2021-04-18). Michael Hudson: America's neoliberal financialization policy vs. China's industrial socialism. mronline.org Nearly half a millennium ago Niccolo Machiavelli's The Princedescribed three options for how a conquering power might treat states that it defeated in war but that "have been accustomed to live under their own laws and in freedom. | April 18, 2021 | Newswire…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-18). Egypt: Eleven people dead and nearly 100 injured after train derails north of Cairo. middleeasteye.net Egypt: Eleven people dead and nearly 100 injured after train derails north of Cairo | More than 50 ambulances rushed to the site in Qalioubia province after several carriages came off the track | Sun, 04/18/2021 – 14: 57 | People gather at the scene of the railway accident in the city of Toukh in Egypt's central Nile Delta province of Qalioubia (Reuters) | Egypt's health ministry has said…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-18). Egypt: Nearly 100 people injured after train derails north of Cairo. middleeasteye.net Egypt: Nearly 100 people injured after train derails north of Cairo | More than 50 ambulances rushed to the site in Qalioubia province after several carriages came off the track | Sun, 04/18/2021 – 14: 57 | At least 20 people were killed and nearly 200 were injured last month when two trains collided near Tahta, about 440km south of Cairo (Reuters) | Ninety-seven people were injured on Sun…

C.J. Polychroniou (2021-04-18). Rescuing the Planet Is Still Possible: The Case for a Global Green New Deal. commondreams.org It is irrational to rely on capitalist solutions to global warming when it is capitalism itself that has led us towards the current path of a climate catastrophe. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/california_0.png

_____ (2021-04-18). A Demonstrator's Guide To Understanding Riot Munitions. popularresistance.org This article offers an overview of less-lethal projectiles—both chemical weapons and impact munitions. The police themselves don't bother distinguishing the two. We'll cover chemical weapons like tear gas and pepper spray. We'll cover impact weapons like baton rounds, rubber bullets, and pepper-balls. We'll cover the systems police use to apply these weapons, including air guns, sprays, grenades, grenade launchers, and shotguns. We'll cover the ways that police mark people for arrest—and the ways they probably don't. Other articles in this series discuss batons and other police weaponry. One of the mo…

Double Down News (2021-04-18). Video: The Terrifying $1.2 Trillion Plan that Could Kill 90% of Humanity. globalresearch.ca The US will soon review its nuclear weapons programme. | Should it …

Kanbawza Win (2021-04-18). The Clarian Call Of The People Of Burma — OpEd. eurasiareview.com When will the free world listen to the clarion call of the people of Burma, who have made 730 supreme sacrifices, 3,152 detained and over 870 arrest warrants issued, not to mention the 40 children killed (as according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners)? The entire country of 55 million plus people are ardently appealing to the arsenals of democratic countries, knowing full well that the leading authoritarian countries are pouring more oil on this burning inferno, not only by using their veto powers at the UN Security Council but also by supplying more lethal heavy weapons to use it on its o…

Dean Baker (2021-04-18). Tax Stock Returns: If Biden Really Wants to Close Corporate Income Tax Loopholes. cepr.net (This post first appeared on my Patreon page.) President Biden has indicated that he wants to raise much of the money to cover the cost of his infrastructure program by raising the corporate income tax. The amount of money raised through the corporate income tax plummeted following the Trump tax cut in 2017. In non-recession …

Staff (2021-04-18). 5 soldiers lose lives in helicopter crash in Peru. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 18 (MNA) — At least five Peruvian servicemen have died in a helicopter crash in the country's Department of Cusco.

Medea Benjamin, Leonardo Flores (2021-04-17). The Dirty Campaign Underlying Ecuador's "Free and Fair" Election. dissidentvoice.org A spoiled ballot in Ecuador's elections. Photo by @AlinaDuarte Ecuador's April 11 election that led to a 5-point victory by conservative banker Guillermo Lasso over progressive candidate Andrés Arauz was not what it appeared to be. On the surface, it was a surprisingly clean and professional election, as our CODEPINK official observer delegation witnessed. But …

Eds. (2021-04-17). For an ecosocialist transition that breaks from capitalism: Arguments and proposals. mronline.org The 149 proposals issued by the French Citizens' Convention on Climate last June, with the goal of achieving at least a 40% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 compared to 1990, manifestly belong to a thoroughly reformist approach. | April 17, 2021 | Newswire…

RT (2021-04-17). West cited 'fake news' to justify bombing Syria, MEP tells RT after confronting 'compromised' OPCW chief over Douma report. rt.com MEP Mick Wallace has made no apologies for grilling OPCW Director-General Fernando Arias during a parliamentary session, telling RT that Arias seemed to be using the organization to back the West's interventionist agenda in Syria. | Arias addressed the European Parliament Subcommittee of Security and Defence on Thursday, an occasion that Wallace used to put some tough questions to the chief of the UN chemical weapons watchdog. | The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has repeatedly suggested that President Bashar Assad has deployed chemical weapons on his own people, allegations that have bee…

RT (2021-04-17). Things can only get better: F1 boss says Russian rookie Mazepin 'is trying too hard' after latest disasterclass. rt.com Russian Formula 1 driver Nikita Mazepin, 22, must "reduce" his accidents according to the boss of his Haas F1 team, Gunther Steiner, after the novice driver spun out TWICE during Friday's first practice at Imola. | Steiner's comments come after Mazepin spun out early in the FP1 session on Friday and later crashed into a barrier near the pit lane towards the end of the session, placing the young driver very much in the focus once again after he also crashed out early during his debut Formula 1 race in Bahrain in late March. | His erratic early showings led to some fans branding Mazepin as a "danger to himself a…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-17). In Video: Russian Forces Used Dozens of Lancet Drones Against Militants In Syria. southfront.org Lancet-3, screen grab from Russia-24 report. | Russian forces have used dozens of

Anonymous007 (2021-04-17). Military Situation In Iraq On April 17, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 15, Iraqi resistance groups attacked Ain Al Asad Airbase with 3 suicide drones | On April 15, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Anbar province | On April 17, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Naseriyah area | On April 15, a car bomb exploded in the Habibiya area of Sadr City in Baghdad. At least one person was killed. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack | On April 16, Tu…

_____ (2021-04-17). A Worldwide Workers' Revolt Against Amazon Has Begun. popularresistance.org The union drive at Amazon's 885,000-square-foot warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, failed. But the historic campaign nabbed global headlines and added fuel to ongoing workers' revolts across the world. | Strikes by Amazon workers in Italy, Germany and India are coalescing into an international struggle against the world's fourth-most valuable company and its grueling working conditions and intensive surveillance. | Since the dawn of capitalism, bosses have found innovations to oversee and extract more work from the overstressed bodies of their labor force. But Amazon's minute surveillance of workers‚Ä&aci…

WSWS (2021-04-17). Truckers for Boeing in Washington State vote unanimously to strike, while Boeing executives rake in bonuses. wsws.org These workers are responsible for transporting dangerous equipment such as aircraft engines, fuselages, other aircraft parts, as well as driving tankers across many miles and fueling and de-fueling aircraft.

Robert Dodge (2021-04-17). Taxes and Renewal: Biden's First 100 Days. commondreams.org We continue to fund nuclear weapons programs at Cold War levels, blind to the fact that none of them can ever be used and that their very existence threatens our existence. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/nuclearweapons_0_0.jpg

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-17). China reacts after U.S. and Japan challenge it in five regions and Washington pledges to defend Japan with nuclear weapons. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com China reacts after U.S. and Japan challenge it in five regions and Washington pledges to defend Japan with nuclear weaponsRick Rozoff Yesterday U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga met at the White House to hold a joint press conference reaffirming and expanding bilateral relations between the two nations. A statement was …

Michael Hudson (2021-04-17). America's Neoliberal Financialization Policy Vs. China's Industrial Socialism — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Nearly half a millennium ago Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince described three options for how a conquering power might treat states that it defeated in war but that "have been accustomed to live under their own laws and in freedom: … the first is to ruin them, the next is to reside there in person, the third is to permit them to live under their own laws, drawing a tribute, and establishing within it an oligarchy which will keep it friendly to you."[1] | Machiavelli preferred the first option, citing Rome's destruction of Carthage. That is what the United States did to Iraq and Libya after 2001. But in today…

Aarathi Prasad (2021-04-17). [Perspectives] Dawn Edge: advancing inclusivity in mental health services. thelancet.com In the mid-1990s, Dawn Edge was intrigued by the lack of data on mental health among Black women in the UK, given the volume of research on Black men's increased risk of diagnosis with serious mental illness. It was an observation that influenced her PhD on depression during pregnancy and…

sputniknews (2021-04-17). Watch WWII Plane Make Emergency Splashdown at Dense Florida Beach. sputniknews.com The crashed plane, a TBM Avenger, is a torpedo bomber used by the United States Navy during WWII. The plane underwent thorough restoration before being returned to flight last year, according to the Cocoa Beach Air Show website.

Updated: 2021-04-19 02:07 | 22:07 EST | 25 | 0 | 13 | 12 | 0

Staff (2021-04-18). COVID Profiteering Exposes the Need to Make Marxism Accessible to All. truthout.org The pandemic has upended ideas about economic ideology almost as much as it has upended the economy itself. There has been a massive shift of wealth toward billionaires and corporate giants like Amazon, at the expense of workers suffering the most sudden and severe wave of unemployment and impoverishment since the Great Depression. But there has also been paradigm-shifting federal stimulus legislation that has massively (if temporarily) expanded unemployment insurance and anti-poverty funding. Meanw…

C.J. Polychroniou (2021-04-18). Rescuing the Planet Is Still Possible: The Case for a Global Green New Deal. commondreams.org It is irrational to rely on capitalist solutions to global warming when it is capitalism itself that has led us towards the current path of a climate catastrophe. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/california_0.png

Aaron Maté (2021-04-18). At UN, Aaron Maté debunks OPCW's Syria lies and confronts US, UK on cover-up. thegrayzone.com In remarks to the UN Security Council, Aaron Maté of The Grayzone debunks the OPCW's lies about its Syria cover-up scandal and challenges the US and UK on their role. Speaking to the United Nations Security Council, Aaron Maté of The Grayzone takes apart the OPCW's excuses for refusing to address the organization's Syria cover-up scandal. OPCW inspectors found no evidence to support allegations of a Syrian government chemical weapons attack in the city of Douma in April 2018. But …

Pete Dolack (2021-04-18). The "Innocence" of Early Capitalism is Another Fantastical Myth. counterpunch.org It is not unusual for critics of United States foreign policy, whether or not they feel free to use the term "imperialism," to express regret that a previously rational system has soured. Such sentiments are routine for liberals and hardly unknown among social democrats. Such sentiments are, to anyone who cares to pursue a study

Yves Smith (2021-04-18). Michael Hudson: America's neoliberal financialization policy vs. China's industrial socialism. mronline.org Nearly half a millennium ago Niccolo Machiavelli's The Princedescribed three options for how a conquering power might treat states that it defeated in war but that "have been accustomed to live under their own laws and in freedom. | April 18, 2021 | Newswire…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-18). Egypt: Eleven people dead and nearly 100 injured after train derails north of Cairo. middleeasteye.net Egypt: Eleven people dead and nearly 100 injured after train derails north of Cairo | More than 50 ambulances rushed to the site in Qalioubia province after several carriages came off the track | Sun, 04/18/2021 – 14: 57 | People gather at the scene of the railway accident in the city of Toukh in Egypt's central Nile Delta province of Qalioubia (Reuters) | Egypt's health ministry has said…

MEE, agencies (2021-04-18). Egypt: Nearly 100 people injured after train derails north of Cairo. middleeasteye.net Egypt: Nearly 100 people injured after train derails north of Cairo | More than 50 ambulances rushed to the site in Qalioubia province after several carriages came off the track | Sun, 04/18/2021 – 14: 57 | At least 20 people were killed and nearly 200 were injured last month when two trains collided near Tahta, about 440km south of Cairo (Reuters) | Ninety-seven people were injured on Sun…

_____ (2021-04-18). A Demonstrator's Guide To Understanding Riot Munitions. popularresistance.org This article offers an overview of less-lethal projectiles—both chemical weapons and impact munitions. The police themselves don't bother distinguishing the two. We'll cover chemical weapons like tear gas and pepper spray. We'll cover impact weapons like baton rounds, rubber bullets, and pepper-balls. We'll cover the systems police use to apply these weapons, including air guns, sprays, grenades, grenade launchers, and shotguns. We'll cover the ways that police mark people for arrest—and the ways they probably don't. Other articles in this series discuss batons and other police weaponry. One of the mo…

Double Down News (2021-04-18). Video: The Terrifying $1.2 Trillion Plan that Could Kill 90% of Humanity. globalresearch.ca The US will soon review its nuclear weapons programme. | Should it …

Kanbawza Win (2021-04-18). The Clarian Call Of The People Of Burma — OpEd. eurasiareview.com When will the free world listen to the clarion call of the people of Burma, who have made 730 supreme sacrifices, 3,152 detained and over 870 arrest warrants issued, not to mention the 40 children killed (as according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners)? The entire country of 55 million plus people are ardently appealing to the arsenals of democratic countries, knowing full well that the leading authoritarian countries are pouring more oil on this burning inferno, not only by using their veto powers at the UN Security Council but also by supplying more lethal heavy weapons to use it on its o…

Dean Baker (2021-04-18). Tax Stock Returns: If Biden Really Wants to Close Corporate Income Tax Loopholes. cepr.net (This post first appeared on my Patreon page.) President Biden has indicated that he wants to raise much of the money to cover the cost of his infrastructure program by raising the corporate income tax. The amount of money raised through the corporate income tax plummeted following the Trump tax cut in 2017. In non-recession …

Staff (2021-04-18). 5 soldiers lose lives in helicopter crash in Peru. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 18 (MNA) — At least five Peruvian servicemen have died in a helicopter crash in the country's Department of Cusco.

Eds. (2021-04-17). For an ecosocialist transition that breaks from capitalism: Arguments and proposals. mronline.org The 149 proposals issued by the French Citizens' Convention on Climate last June, with the goal of achieving at least a 40% reduction in greenhouse gases by 2030 compared to 1990, manifestly belong to a thoroughly reformist approach. | April 17, 2021 | Newswire…

Medea Benjamin, Leonardo Flores (2021-04-17). The Dirty Campaign Underlying Ecuador's "Free and Fair" Election. dissidentvoice.org A spoiled ballot in Ecuador's elections. Photo by @AlinaDuarte Ecuador's April 11 election that led to a 5-point victory by conservative banker Guillermo Lasso over progressive candidate Andrés Arauz was not what it appeared to be. On the surface, it was a surprisingly clean and professional election, as our CODEPINK official observer delegation witnessed. But …

_____ (2021-04-17). A Worldwide Workers' Revolt Against Amazon Has Begun. popularresistance.org The union drive at Amazon's 885,000-square-foot warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, failed. But the historic campaign nabbed global headlines and added fuel to ongoing workers' revolts across the world. | Strikes by Amazon workers in Italy, Germany and India are coalescing into an international struggle against the world's fourth-most valuable company and its grueling working conditions and intensive surveillance. | Since the dawn of capitalism, bosses have found innovations to oversee and extract more work from the overstressed bodies of their labor force. But Amazon's minute surveillance of workers‚Ä&aci…

RT (2021-04-17). Things can only get better: F1 boss says Russian rookie Mazepin 'is trying too hard' after latest disasterclass. rt.com Russian Formula 1 driver Nikita Mazepin, 22, must "reduce" his accidents according to the boss of his Haas F1 team, Gunther Steiner, after the novice driver spun out TWICE during Friday's first practice at Imola. | Steiner's comments come after Mazepin spun out early in the FP1 session on Friday and later crashed into a barrier near the pit lane towards the end of the session, placing the young driver very much in the focus once again after he also crashed out early during his debut Formula 1 race in Bahrain in late March. | His erratic early showings led to some fans branding Mazepin as a "danger to himself a…

RT (2021-04-17). West cited 'fake news' to justify bombing Syria, MEP tells RT after confronting 'compromised' OPCW chief over Douma report. rt.com MEP Mick Wallace has made no apologies for grilling OPCW Director-General Fernando Arias during a parliamentary session, telling RT that Arias seemed to be using the organization to back the West's interventionist agenda in Syria. | Arias addressed the European Parliament Subcommittee of Security and Defence on Thursday, an occasion that Wallace used to put some tough questions to the chief of the UN chemical weapons watchdog. | The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has repeatedly suggested that President Bashar Assad has deployed chemical weapons on his own people, allegations that have bee…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-17). Military Situation In Iraq On April 17, 2021 (Map Update). southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On April 15, Iraqi resistance groups attacked Ain Al Asad Airbase with 3 suicide drones | On April 15, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Anbar province | On April 17, a logistical convoy of the US military was targeted by an IED attack in the Naseriyah area | On April 15, a car bomb exploded in the Habibiya area of Sadr City in Baghdad. At least one person was killed. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack | On April 16, Tu…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-17). In Video: Russian Forces Used Dozens of Lancet Drones Against Militants In Syria. southfront.org Lancet-3, screen grab from Russia-24 report. | Russian forces have used dozens of

WSWS (2021-04-17). Truckers for Boeing in Washington State vote unanimously to strike, while Boeing executives rake in bonuses. wsws.org These workers are responsible for transporting dangerous equipment such as aircraft engines, fuselages, other aircraft parts, as well as driving tankers across many miles and fueling and de-fueling aircraft.

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-17). China reacts after U.S. and Japan challenge it in five regions and Washington pledges to defend Japan with nuclear weapons. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com China reacts after U.S. and Japan challenge it in five regions and Washington pledges to defend Japan with nuclear weaponsRick Rozoff Yesterday U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga met at the White House to hold a joint press conference reaffirming and expanding bilateral relations between the two nations. A statement was …

Robert Dodge (2021-04-17). Taxes and Renewal: Biden's First 100 Days. commondreams.org We continue to fund nuclear weapons programs at Cold War levels, blind to the fact that none of them can ever be used and that their very existence threatens our existence. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/nuclearweapons_0_0.jpg

Michael Hudson (2021-04-17). America's Neoliberal Financialization Policy Vs. China's Industrial Socialism — OpEd. eurasiareview.com Nearly half a millennium ago Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince described three options for how a conquering power might treat states that it defeated in war but that "have been accustomed to live under their own laws and in freedom: … the first is to ruin them, the next is to reside there in person, the third is to permit them to live under their own laws, drawing a tribute, and establishing within it an oligarchy which will keep it friendly to you."[1] | Machiavelli preferred the first option, citing Rome's destruction of Carthage. That is what the United States did to Iraq and Libya after 2001. But in today…

Aarathi Prasad (2021-04-17). [Perspectives] Dawn Edge: advancing inclusivity in mental health services. thelancet.com In the mid-1990s, Dawn Edge was intrigued by the lack of data on mental health among Black women in the UK, given the volume of research on Black men's increased risk of diagnosis with serious mental illness. It was an observation that influenced her PhD on depression during pregnancy and…

sputniknews (2021-04-17). Watch WWII Plane Make Emergency Splashdown at Dense Florida Beach. sputniknews.com The crashed plane, a TBM Avenger, is a torpedo bomber used by the United States Navy during WWII. The plane underwent thorough restoration before being returned to flight last year, according to the Cocoa Beach Air Show website.

Updated: 2021-04-19 00:06 | 20:06 EST | 25 | 0 | 13 | 12 | 0