(2022-04-26). US weapons, European supplicants block peace in Ukraine. thegrayzone.com Richard Sakwa, scholar and author of "Frontline Ukraine", on the obstacles to peace in Ukraine. As the Russia-Ukraine war opens a new phase in the Donbas, scholar Richard Sakwa on the absence of diplomacy; the Western media's veneration of Zelensky; the European Union's self-implosion over the war; and the crackdown on dissent in both Ukraine and Russia. Guest: Richard Sakwa. Professor of Russian and European politics at the University of Kent. His books include "Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands" …
(2022-04-26). Defense Secretary Austin admits the US is a party to Ukraine war. wsws.org In prepared remarks following a meeting with Ukrainian officials, Austin declared, "our focus in the meeting was to talk about those things that would enable us to win the current fight and also build for tomorrow."
(2022-04-26). The disintegration of the German Left Party—the price of right-wing politics. wsws.org The real cause of the German Left Party's crisis is its right-wing politics. The worsening of the social crisis as a result of the pandemic and inflation, as well as the war in Ukraine, have made it impossible to hide its right-wing policies under left-wing phrases.
(2022-04-26). Lloyd Ostin Declares US Real Goal To Defeat Russia On Battlefield — CNN. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | After the visit to Ukraine by the US Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense on April 24th, CNN reported on Biden's change of strategy towards Russia. The US officials also announced new military assistance and the return of diplomats to Ukraine. | Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told reporters after a trip to Kyiv that "we want to see Russia weakened to the degree that it can't do the kinds of things that it has done in invading Ukraine." The new US goal is "to defeat Russia on the…
(2022-04-26). AFU Officer Committed Murder And Sexual Violence Against Civilians Detained. southfront.org The military investigative bodies of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation instigated criminal proceedings against Lieutenant Sergei Batynsky, deputy commander of the firing support company for educational work of Unit A-2777 of the 36th Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, on suspicion of a crime under Part 1 of Article 356 of the Russian Criminal Code (ill-treatment of civilians). | It was preliminarily established that in early April of this year, in the city of Mariupol, Ukrainian servicemen from the above-mentioned Marine Brigade detained two civilians riding their bikes past a r…
(2022-04-26). US tries to cause Russia utmost harm: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Russian Ambassador to the US says that the US tries to prolong Russia's special operation in Ukraine by all means, attempting to cause Russia the utmost harm.
(2022-04-26). NATO warships arrive in Finland for exercise. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com ReutersApril 25, 2022 NATO warships arrive at Finnish port for training exercises Three NATO warships arrived in the southwestern Finnish port of of Turku on Monday to train with Finland's navy as Helsinki considers the possibility of joining the U.S.-led alliance amid increased tensions with Russia over Ukraine. Latvian minelayer LVNS Virsaitis and minehunters Estonian …
(2022-04-26). Ukraine: Canada delivers heavy artillery "in conjunction with our American Allies" antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Polish RadioApril 25, 2022 Canada announces military aid for Ukraine The Canadian government has announced the delivery of a shipment of howitzers to Ukraine to strengthen its positions on the battlefield with Russia. "Canada has provided heavy artillery to the Security Forces of Ukraine, as Ukraine has requested," the Canadian government said in a statement …
(2022-04-26). Japan to Jordan, Israel to Kenya: 43 NATO allies, partners to attend Ukraine war summit. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Finland, Sweden and Ukraine are members of NATO's Partnership for Peace program and are NATO Enhanced Opportunities Partners. Israel, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia are members of NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue. Qatar is a member of the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative. Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea were NATO Contact Countries before being inducted into Partners Across …
(2022-04-26). Four children killed in early morning mobile home fire in Fort Wayne, Indiana. wsws.org The phenomenon of house fires cannot be understood outside of the context of the decades-long assault on working class living standards.
(2022-04-26). University of Illinois Chicago graduate student strike in danger of being shut down by union. wsws.org On Monday, the Graduate Employees Organization (GEO), an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), announced bargaining updates that indicate the strike is in danger of being prematurely shut down without any of the critical demands of graduate student workers being met.
(2022-04-26). Workers Struggles: The Americas. wsws.org Protests in Peru continue over spiraling food and energy prices while pilots at Alaska Air are demanding improved pay and better working conditions.
(2022-04-26). Southwest Airlines reaches tentative agreement for customer service workers. wsws.org The four-year TA announced last March includes a 6.5 percent increase in pay on the date of ratification, and a 3 percent increase for each of the next three years of the agreement, far below the rate of inflation.
(2022-04-26). California nurses press for statewide action: "Everyone is stressed out. Everything is more expensive. It can't continue like this." wsws.org In increasing numbers, nurses across the state of California have gone on strike or have chosen to go on strike against inadequate pay and unsafe working conditions.
(2022-04-26). Top-level US visit to Pine Gap highlights Australia's role in war planning against China. wsws.org The head of the US Indo-Pacific Command, Admiral John Aquilino, who last year declared that war against China was "much closer than most think," described Australia as an "extremely high-end partner."
(2022-04-26). Text messages reveal Trump's chief of staff orchestrated January 6 coup attempt. wsws.org New revelations implicating Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and leading Republicans in the January 6 coup plot further expose danger of dictatorship.
(2022-04-26). Michigan, Ohio Republicans embrace pro-Trump fascists. wsws.org Both state parties are on the verge of nominating fanatical advocates of the "stolen election" lie as statewide candidates in 2022.
(2022-04-26). Melissa Lucio granted temporary stay of execution, but no clemency. wsws.org The stay came after significant sections of the political establishment, nervous about the execution of a clearly innocent person discrediting the death penalty and aware of the outrage it was provoking, called for a delay in Lucio's execution.
(2022-04-26). Berlin Administrative Court affirms secret service observation of left-wing newspaper junge Welt. wsws.org On 18 March, the Berlin Administrative Court rejected an emergency application by junge Welt that it no longer be described as "left-wing extremist" in the secret service annual report.
(2022-04-26). CNH Industrial workers in Wisconsin, Iowa vote to strike, determined to win higher wages. wsws.org Workers at CNH, one of the world's largest agricultural and heavy equipment makes, have drawn inspiration from the courageous 40-day strike at John Deere in 2021 and are seeking to restore previous concessions.
(2022-04-26). As the death toll in Shanghai climbs, China moves to contain the rise in new COVID infections in Beijing. wsws.org The rise in asymptomatic cases in the capital city, Beijing, has prompted enforcing more comprehensive pandemic prevention measures. Global stock indices dropped on fears of growing lockdowns.
(2022-04-26). Turkey hits PKK, YPG in Iraq, Syria. wsws.org As US officials visited Turkey and Greece, calling to end Europe energy imports from Russia, Turkey attacked PKK-linked forces in Iraq and Syria.
(2022-04-26). Florida Governor signs bill banning classroom instruction and employee training on race, sexuality and nationality. wsws.org Republican Govenor Ron DeSantis signed repressive legislation for public schools and busineses that bans the introduction of what Republicans call "woke indoctrination" on concepts related to sexism, racism, or nationality…
(2022-04-26). As debts mount, IMF calls for Australian budget "repair" wsws.org The Sydney Morning Herald noted that "Australia has suffered one of the largest budget deteriorations in the developed world and one of the biggest increases in debt."
(2022-04-26). Australian government, Labor use Anzac Day to declare plans for war against China. wsws.org Decade-long preparations for Australia to join an aggressive US-war against China are being openly discussed, in a warning of how advanced the danger of a catastrophic conflict is.
(2022-04-26). Japan's Population Opposes Kishida's Intention to Rally APAC in an Anti-Russian Frenzy. journal-neo.org Given that the risk of the US strategic confrontation simultaneously with Russia and China would be, as even US experts rightly point out, a "geopolitical nightmare" for Washington, the US is trying harder and harder to draw its allies into this struggle, especially in Asia. This is why the White House has recently focused its …
(2022-04-26). Nicaragua Expels OAS: Venezuela & ALBA Approve, Almagro Does Not. orinocotribune.com "This diabolical organization will not have offices in our country either," said Nicaragua's Foreign Minister Denis Moncada. "Its headquarters have been closed. Nicaragua is not anyone's colony." | Sunday, April 24, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua, Denis Moncada, announced his nation's expulsion of the Organization of American States (OAS) as a result of the interventionist actions carried out by the regional body within Nicaragua. | "We communicate that Nicaragua is expelling the Organization of American States," said Moncada. "The people and the government have denounced, and continue to denounce,…
(2022-04-26). Dallas rallies against Israel's assault on Al-Aqsa Mosque and bombing of Gaza. fightbacknews.org Dallas, TX – On April 23, around 100 people rallied against Israel's recent attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site of Islam. The Israeli assault was to make way for ultra-orthodox fundamentalist Israeli settlers to hold Passover sacrifices on the mosque compound, a major provocation by the Zionists. | Another topic of the rally was the Israeli Air Force's recent bombing of Gaza. The protest was called by the Palestinian Youth Movement, and cohosted by American Muslims for Justice in Palestine, UT Dallas Students for Justice in Palestine, Dallas Palestine Coalition, the Muslim American Society o…
(2022-04-26). Diversion Program Funds Need Legal Protection. indybay.org Why the funding of diversion programs needs to be made independent from the influence of law enforcement and its interests.
(2022-04-26). Wednesday 5/4: Is the Big Lie Protected Speech? w/ Brennan Center for Justice. indybay.org Online event…
(2022-04-26). Downtown Oakland's average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment is $3,168. indybay.org As Climate Change Sets Our World On Fire, The Rents Just Keep Getting Higher!
(2022-04-26). Job Discrimination Against Immigrants. indybay.org Discrimination against immigrants in the workplace. Taking a closer look at the issue and solutions to ensure undocumented workers their safety and health.
(2022-04-26). STERILIZATION SHOULD NEVER BE FORCED. indybay.org This piece focuses on the importance of reproductive justice while also highlighting the use of forced sterilization to reduce birth rates of minorities.
(2022-04-26). The Word Latinx is Offensive to Many. indybay.org Politicians and universities have tried to embrace inclusivity even by calling people by what they don't want to be called and even be offensive. Latinx has been very relevant for the past few years but the truth is that the people who it's opposed to representing don't like it and even find it offensive.
(2022-04-26). Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers after protest against Pence visit. xinhuanet.com Palestinian protesters hurl stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes after a protest against the visit of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Jerusalem, in the West Bank city of Hebron, on Jan. 23, 2018.
(2022-04-26). Spotlight: What's behind abrupt U.S. withdrawal from UNESCO?>. xinhuanet.com The world has long been used to U.S. President Donald Trump taking a stance against multilateralism. Still, the sudden U.S. announcement Thursday to retreat from UNESCO — the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization — raised eyebrows worldwide.
(2022-04-26). U.S. failure to appoint Australian ambassador "diplomatic insult": former deputy PM. xinhuanet.com Former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer has accused the U.S. of hitting Australia with a "diplomatic insult."
(2022-04-26). U.S. Marine Corps deploys air defense radar to Lithuania. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOAllied Air CommandApril 25, 2022 USMC Deploys Radar to support NATO Air Policing missions The United States Marine Corps has deployed one of its units along with an AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) to Lithuania for the first time to support NATO's enduring Air Policing mission. This unit provides multi-domain command and control, air …
(2022-04-26). Speaker of Hungarian Parliament addresses in Budapest. xinhuanet.com Laszlo Kover (1st L), Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament, speaks at a conference of the parliament speakers of the Western Balkans in Budapest, Hungary on Oct. 27, 2017.
(2022-04-26). Two rockets hit near US military base in Iraq. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Two rockets late Monday hit near the US Al-Taji base located in the north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
(2022-04-26). Homenaje a Ambrosio Fornet en Feria del Libro: Magisterio y huella profunda en la cultura cubana. cubadebate.cu La narradora, ensayista, guionista de cine y crítica Aida Bahr calificó a Ambrosio Fornet, Premio Nacional de Literatura y de Edición, como "un hombre excepcional" durante un conversatorio celebrado este lunes en el Palacio del Segundo Cabo para homenajear al destacado intelectual y escritor que falleció el pasado 5 de abril.
(2022-04-26). La feria en el Pabellón (+ Fotos). cubadebate.cu El Pabellón Cuba es una de las subsedes de la XXX Feria Internacional del Libro de La Habana. Hasta ese lugar llegó nuestro equipo para sentir de primera mano como se vive el ambiente literario en ese lugar. Con estas instantáneas usted también puede disfrutarlo.
(2022-04-26). Video report from funeral of Sri Lankan protester Chaminda Lakshan killed by police. wsws.org Amid mass protests throughout the island, police opened fire without warning on a demonstration in Rambukkana on April 19 over fuel prices, killing Chaminda Lakshan and injuring 24 others.
(2022-04-26). High Cost of Housing in Sonoma County. indybay.org This article is about the high cost of housing in Sonoma County. Many low-income families are struggling to find affordable rental housing and many of them are on the waitlist for Section 8, a housing assistance program.
(2022-04-26). Saturday 6/18: Mass March & Assembly of Poor & Low-Wage Workers on Washington D.C. indybay.org In-person Washington D.C. w/ group buses info here: www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/june18/ | Online via livestream: www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/livestream/…
(2022-04-26). The Corporate Capture Of OSHA & The US Government Corruption Cover-up. indybay.org WorkWeek interviews former Federal OSHA lawyer and investigator who worked for the Whistleblower Protection Program. He reports that he was retaliated against when he began to investigate whistleblowers from companies like Fed-Ex, Amazon, Wells Fargo and Morgan Stanley. He discusses the systemic take-over of OSHA by the corporations that has been facilitated by the US Senate and Congress and US Attorney Generals.
(2022-04-26). Iran calls on UNSC to hold Israel accountable for its actions. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — Warning the Israeli regime of the consequences of its actions against Palestinians, Takht-Ravanchi called on the Security Council to hold the Israeli regime accountable through all legal means at its disposal.
(2022-04-26). Review of anti masking book Unmasked by Ian Miller. indybay.org Ian Miller's new book, Unmasked fails to make the case that masks don't work to prevent the spread of COVID19…
(2022-04-26). Egypt-U.S. joint drill Bright Star simulates real battles. xinhuanet.com Conditions similar to real battles were created in the Egyptian-U.S. joint drill "Bright Star 2017," which are being conducted at Egypt's Mohamed Naguib Military Base and will last until Sept. 20, local media reported on Monday.
(2022-04-26). PMU base reportedly targeted by drone. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 26 (MNA) — According to Iraqi sources on Tuesday morning, the headquarters of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) was attacked by an unknown drone in Mosul.