2021-04-24: News Headlines

Arab News (2021-04-25). How Iran Made Itself A Haven For Israeli Spies — OpEd. eurasiareview.com By Baria Alamuddin* | There's nothing new in Iran's paranoid ayatollahs seeing spies, saboteurs and enemies under every rock. But their recent paranoia may be well founded, as the Iranian parliament and media accuse their leaders of allowing the nation to be turned into a "haven for spies," while openly wondering about the extent of infiltration of the state's nuclear and intelligence apparatuses. | Iranian officials fear that a substantive clandestine Israeli sabotage network is operating with impunity throughout the Islamic Republic, staging assassinations and attacks against strategically sensitive sites, a…

WSWS (2021-04-24). New Zealand facing demands for sharper anti-China line. wsws.org The New Zealand government has again come under attack for its perceived failure to fully align with US war preparations against China, after Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said NZ was "uncomfortable with expanding the remit" of the US-led Five Eyes intelligence network.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-04-24). Mayo researchers, collaborators identify 'instigator' gene associated with Alzheimer's disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — In a new paper published in Nature Communications, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators report the protein-coding gene SERPINA5 may worsen tau protein tangles, which are characteristic of Alzheimer's disease, and advance disease. By combining clinical expertise, brain tissue samples, pathology expertise and artificial intelligence, the team clarified and validated the relevance of …

WSWS (2021-04-24). Canada practicing "Torture by any other name"—Experts denounce continued use of solitary confinement in country's prisons. wsws.org The more than 13,000 Canadian prison inmates are living in an unhealthy and dangerous environment in which official abuse, violence, mental health problems, overdoses and suicides are prevalent.

Talha Burki (2021-04-24). [World Report] The death penalty continues unabated globally. thelancet.com Executions continue to decline, but according to Amnesty International's annual report on capital punishment serious concerns remain. Talha Burki reports.

_____ (2021-04-23). Scheer Intelligence: 'When We Fight, We Win'. popularresistance.org As the world awaited the fate of Derek Chauvin—the Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of killing George Floyd—Black Lives Matter co-founder Melina Abdullah joined Robert Scheer on "Scheer Intelligence" to discuss what he calls the most successful social justice movement the country has perhaps ever seen. In the timely episode, Abdullah, a lifelong activist and California State University, Los Angeles professor, traces the roots of the BLM movement back to 2013 and notes that Floyd's killing was the moment the "world was cracked wide open" for everyone to see the deep-seated systemic racism a…

Moderator (2021-04-23). Black Lives Matter: "When We Fight, We Win" scheerpost.com Photo courtesy of Melina Abdullah and SpeakOutNow] Click to subscribe on: Apple / Spotify / Google Play As the world awaited the fate of Derek Chauvin—the Minneapolis police officer who was convicted of killing George Floyd—Black Lives Matter co-founder Melina Abdullah joined Robert Scheer on "Scheer Intelligence" to discuss what he calls the most successful social justice movement the country has… |

Editor2 (2021-04-23). West-Backed Color Revolution a 'Top Threat' to China's National, Political Security. orinocotribune.com By Yang Sheng and Chen Qingqing — Apr 15, 2021 | The sixth National Security Education Day falls on Thursday, with the Chinese national security agency releasing a series of cases related to the threat against China's political security. Experts on international intelligence and security said under the intensifying China-US competition, foreign hostile forces have increased efforts to target the political security of China rather than merely conducting regular espionage activities. | The law enforcement cases released by relevant national security agencies this year are different from the past, which specifi…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-23). Four Soldiers, Intelligence Officers Killed Or Injured In New Wave Of Attacks In Daraa. southfront.org Illustrative image | On April 22, four Syrian soldiers and intelligence officers were killed or wounded in two new separate attacks in the southern governorate of Daraa. | In the first attack, unidentified gunmen opened fire at two soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army 4th Division while they were passing on a road between the towns of Tell Shihab and Muzayrib in western Daraa. One of the soldiers died on the sport, while the other was wounded. Both victims are natives of Daraa. | Th…

Ron Jacobs (2021-04-23). Love and Revolution. counterpunch.org The French military and political response to the Algerian war of national liberation became, along with the British anti-guerrilla operation in Malaysia, the template for many subsequent such operations. From Vietnam to Latin America, the French and British colonial model of counterinsurgency became the reference to which other imperial nations looked. Torture, the targeting of

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-23). Mixed Sight: New Zealand, the Five Eyes and China. counterpunch.org The Five Eyes arrangement between the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand has always resembled a segregated, clandestine club. Focused on the sharing of intelligence between countries of supposedly like mind, it has shown that even its own citizens cannot be guaranteed protection from the zeal of surveillance. In recent years, the

Fight Back (2021-04-23). Utahn's March for further action against police violence. fightbacknews.org Salt Lake City, UT – On April 20, about three hours after killer cop Derek Chauvin's triple guilty verdict, hundreds of people gathered, relieved to hear the verdict and motivated to demand further action in combating police crimes. Marching in solidarity with Minneapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles, and many other cities around the country, the people of Salt Lake City demanded further action and accountability for the entire policing system that terrorizes our communities. | Starting from the Salt Lake Public Safety Building and marching to the Victims of Police Brutality murals, a community memorial depicting many o…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-23). Taking Down Human Traffickers Through Online Ads. eurasiareview.com Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and McGill University have adapted an algorithm first developed to spot anomalies in data, like typos in patient information at hospitals or errant figures in accounting, to identify similarities across escort ads. | The algorithm scans and clusters similarities in text and could help law enforcement direct their investigations and better identify human traffickers and their victims, said Christos Faloutsos, the Fredkin Professor in Artificial Intelligence at CMU's School of Computer Science, who led the team. | "Our algorithm can put the millions of advertisements tog…

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-23). Israeli Officials Headed to DC to Protest US Return to Iran Deal. news.antiwar.com A high-level Israeli delegation is visiting Washington next week, and The Israeli officials visiting Washington include National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat, Military Intelligence chief Tamir Hayman, Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi, and Yossi Cohan, who heads Israel's Mossad spy agency. | Israeli so…

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