2021-04-30: News Headlines

Matt Kennard (2021-04-30). Revealed: The UK Government Campaign to Force Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy. globalresearch.ca The UK government paid £8,330 in November 2018 to bring Ecuador's …

Minnie Bruce Pratt (2021-04-30). Syracuse, N.Y., 'Black Athletes Lives Matter!'. workers.org Syracuse, N.Y. Hundreds of Syracuse University students marched through snow during a Black Athletes Lives Matter (BALM) action against police brutality April 21. The march had been planned for months by student-athlete organizations, but coincidentally took place the day after cop Derek Chauvin's conviction for the murder of George Floyd. . . . |

Joel Wendland-Liu (2021-04-30). 'Predictive policing' is a techno-tool of white supremacy. peoplesworld.org Hollywood presents artificial intelligence as our inevitable future. In the show, Caprica, the prequel to the epic Battlestar Galactica, which centers on a massive struggle between humans and their robot creations, the Cylons, huge amounts of data are combined to produce artificially intelligent machines based on real human lives. Beyond science fiction, however, the big …

Ron Jacobs (2021-04-30). From the Foggy Dew. counterpunch.org April 25th was the anniversary of the 1916 Easter rebellion in Ireland. A military failure, that moment in Irish history serves as one of the most important markers of the long struggle for Irish independence from England. After several of the participants were executed or jailed, others fled the country. The nation of Ireland was

Betsey Piette (2021-04-30). Rally demands: MOVE children deserve to rest in peace. workers.org Philadelphia YahNé Ndgo opened the rally outside the Penn Museum in Philadelphia April 28 by denouncing the University of Pennsylvania's sadistic desecration of the remains of two young Black MOVE family members. Ndgo, representing Black Lives Matter Philadelphia, stated: "We can never forget the humanity of Black people, and we . . . |

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-04-30). Racism in America: Biden Police Reforms Prove Inadequate to End Misconduct and Brutality. globalresearch.ca As demonstrations erupt across the United States against the oppression inflicted …

AARON (2021-04-30). The CIA Has Been Taking Over for Decades—Even Former Presidents Tried to Warn Us. peoplesparty.org If you're looking for proof the CIA and the whole cavalcade of other intelligence agencies working with them have gotten too big, look no further than the DNI's latest report.: | (As seen on Truman…

Susan Price (2021-04-30). West Papua: Crackdown feared following Indonesian intelligence chief's death. greenleft.org.au West Papua solidarity activists fear an escalation of violence in West Papua, reports Susan Price.

sputniknews (2021-04-30). US General Warns China Nuclear Buildup 'On Track to Exceed Previous Projections'. sputniknews.com China's effort to expand its influence was estimated as one of the largest threats facing the United States, according to a major annual intelligence report released on 13 April, which also foresaw Beijing at least doubling its nuclear stockpile over the next decade.

Lee Gelernt (2021-04-29). The Moral Imperative to Eliminate the Historic Stain of Family Separation. aclu.org In 2018, the ACLU brought a successful lawsuit, Last fall, we reported that hundreds of these families had still not been located, triggering a promise by President-elect Joe Biden to create a task force to address family separation — a promise that materiali…

Dr. Leon Tressell (2021-04-29). Award-winning Journalist Julian Assange Languishes in a British Super Max Prison at the Behest of the Biden Regime. globalresearch.ca The United States and its NATO allies have weaponised the issue …

Anonymous103 (2021-04-29). Award-Winning Journalist Julian Assange Languishes In A British Super Max Prison At The Behest Of The Biden Regime. southfront.org Written by Dr. Leon Tressell. The United States and its NATO allies have weaponised the issue of human rights; using…

Scott Timcke (2021-04-29). West Africa is the Latest Testing Ground for US Military Artificial Intelligence. mintpressnews.com In its preparation for great power competition, the US military is modernizing its artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques and testing them in West Africa.

Robert Reich (2021-04-29). How to Stop Republicans from Stealing Elections. zcomm.org Simply put, it's democracy or authoritarianism…

_____ (2021-04-29). Police Killing Black Americans Amounts To Crimes Against Humanity. popularresistance.org The systematic killing and maiming of unarmed African Americans by police amount to crimes against humanity that should be investigated and prosecuted under international law, an inquiry into US police brutality by leading human rights lawyers from around the globe has found. | A week after the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder in George Floyd's death, the unabated epidemic of police killings of Black men and women in the US has now attracted scorching international attention. | In a devastating report running to 188 pages, human rights experts from 11 countries hold the US a…

sputniknews (2021-04-29). Biden Urges US Congress to Approve Police Reform in May. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Joe Biden urged Congress to approve in May a police reform that would address the issue of racially motivated brutality.

BenarNews (2021-04-29). Indonesia: Government Forces Kill 9 Rebels In Papua Fighting. eurasiareview.com By Ronna Nirmala | Nine separatist rebels and a policeman were killed in fighting in Indonesia's Papua province, officials said Wednesday, after Jakarta vowed to come down hard on the insurgents who killed the government's regional intelligence chief — an army brigadier general — on Sunday. | Fighting broke out between government security forces and the insurgent group in Puncak regency on Tuesday, said Iqbal Alquddusy, spokesman for Operation Nemangkawi, a joint military-police task force to hunt down the Papuan rebels. | "Based on our findings on the ground during a firefight at the hideout of th…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-29). Multiple privacy violations by FBI raise concern in US. peoplesdispatch.org Recently revealed documents from one of the most secretive courts in the United States showed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was guilty of multiple violations of privacy during surveillance. The redacted documents declassified from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC or the FISA Court) were released on Monday, April 26 by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), revealing that the FBI has repeatedly conducted warrantless surveillance on US citizens. | The document is a certification report by the FISC dating back to November 2020. The FISC was established under the…

Zach El Parece (2021-04-29). Latest Bizarre Chapter of "War on Drugs": U.S. Special Forces Train Drug Cartel Enforcers Linked to Rape, Torture and Decapitation of Victims. covertactionmagazine.com Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) has become one of the most feared paramilitaries in Mexico over the last decade. Images of the group have become the standard depiction of the Mexican cartel writ large. Their propaganda videos often feature groups of masked men bristling with enough small arms to make them formidable against even conventional …

Gary Olson (2021-04-29). The Arc of the Moral Universe? dissidentvoice.org On April 21, police in Elizabeth City, North Carolina executed Andrew Brown. According to a private autopsy, he was shot five times, including the "kill shot" to the back of his head whil;e his hands were on the steering wheel of his car. Seven officers equipped with body cameras were at the scene but only …

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