2021-05-06: News Headlines

_____ (2021-05-06). Colombian Campesino Leader: This Is An Authoritarian Regime. popularresistance.org First of all, we, as a campesino association, the National Agrarian Coordinating Committee, have been involved in the mobilizations from the very beginning and from there we have helped to maintain the mobilizations which have taken place over the course of the last several days. | There have already been some partial achievements. I say partial achievements because they are simply moves by the establishment to try to demobilize the protests. I am referring to what is already happening with the withdrawal of the tax reform as a bill, but also the resignation of the Minister of Finance and his Vice Minister. But t…

James Fleming (2021-05-06). Joleen Nez death shows continued brutality of ABQ police, jail. liberationnews.org The real crime: homeless, Indigenous, and an addict…

Staff (2021-05-06). "Nothing to Lose": Colombians Protest "Fascist Mafia Regime" Amid Deadly Police & Military Crackdown. democracynow.org At least 30 people in Colombia have been reportedly killed since a nationwide uprising erupted against the government of right-wing President Iván Duque. Protesters are vowing to remain in the streets amid a deadly crackdown by police and military officers. About 800 people have been injured and 87 people are missing in the midst of the demonstrations, which were initially sparked by a now-withdrawn tax reform proposal, but they have since expanded in scope. People in Colombia are also denouncing rampant police brutality and demanding broader social, economic and political reforms. At least 15 people were killed…

Editor2 (2021-05-06). Colombian Campesino Leader: This is an Authoritarian Regime. orinocotribune.com We interviewed Ernesto Alexander Roa,

Staff (2021-05-06). Police and State Violence Have Secondary Impacts: Complex and Lasting Trauma. truthout.org These last weeks, months, years and decades we keep on adding names to the list — Adam Toledo, Daunte Wright, Ma'Khia Bryant, Ronald Johnson, Pierre Loury, Rekia Boyd, Nickolas Lee, Laquan McDonald, Archie Lee Chambers, Maurice Granton, Anthony Alvarez…. The list of victims of police murder seems never-ending. Then there is the list of police torture survivors — Gerald Reed, Stanley Howard, Tony Anderson, Darrell Fair, Sean Tyler, Kilroy Watkins, and on and on and on. Many of us…

Zach El Parece (2021-05-06). US Special Forces trained Mexican drug cartels linked to decapitation, torture, rape. thegrayzone.com An investigation into how U.S. Special Forces trained feared Mexican drug cartels responsible for grisly murders, and how Pentagon-backed counter-insurgency in Colombia and Guatemala has bled into organized crime. (This article was first published in CovertAction Magazine.) The Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG) has established itself as one of the most feared paramilitaries in Mexico over the last decade. Images of the group have become the standard depiction of the Mexican cartels writ large. Their propaganda videos often feature groups …

Rann Miller (2021-05-06). Public Service or Protests for Black Lives? progressive.org We must use all of the tools we have to achieve racial justice and end police brutality.

Staff (2021-05-06). Iran proudly standing with Palestinian people: FM Zarif. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister says Iran has proudly stood with Palestinian people who resist the brutality of an apartheid regime.

SHE (2021-05-06). Saturday 5/8: BIPOC-Centered Healing Discussion around Police Brutality. indybay.org Valley Life Sciences Building, UC Berkeley Campus | Meet on the grass facing the Northside of campus. If you need help with directions, call Celeste!

Bertha Martinez (2021-05-06). Social Activism of Black Lives Matter: Institutional Responses. indybay.org Institutions in America should show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. By doing so, they demonstrate that they understand the severity of police brutality against black people.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-06). Science Saturday: Using AI to reveal causes of complex diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Researchers within Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that can uncover causal drivers and relationships embedded within complex biomedical data. Nicholas Chia, Ph.D.,?John Kalantari, Ph.D., and Kia Khezeli, Ph.D., recently tested their machine-learning framework, called Causal Relation and Inference Search Platform (CRISP) on multiomic colorectal cancer samples alongside …

Published by the Foreign Policy Research Institute (2021-05-06). China's Maritime Intelligence, Surveillance And Reconnaissance Capability In South China Sea — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Felix K. Chang* | (

Pip Hinman (2021-05-06). Latoya Rule: 'We want spit hoods permanently banned'. greenleft.org.au The family of Wayne 'Fella' Morrison, who was killed in custody, are pushing for torture devices to be banned. Renfrey Clarke reports.

WSWS (2021-05-06). DNA evidence exonerates Ledell Lee, four years after his execution by lethal injection in Arkansas. wsws.org Evidence from the scene of the 1993 murder of Debra Reese—that was never tested with modern technology—has exonerated Lee, who was wrongfully executed by lethal injection for the crime in 2017.

Observer Research Foundation (2021-05-05). The Impossible Triangle: China, The US, And The EU — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Theresa Fallon | The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated geopolitical trends, in particular the China-US rivalry. China's rise has continued steadily for the last two decades, reaching a point where it directly challenges US leadership in the world. In the last five years, it has increased its authoritarian features under Xi Jinping. In the face of increasing Chinese influence and worsening China-US relations, the EU finds it increasingly difficult to maintain good relations with both Beijing and Washington. It sits uncomfortably at one end of the triangle. | At the start of the pandemic, China withheld infor…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-05-05). Colombian Campesino Leader: This is an Authoritarian Regime. libya360.wordpress.com Kawsachun News Social movements participate in Colombia's national strike demonstrations. April 28, 2021. Photo: Surcando Comunicaciones We interviewed Ernesto Alexander Roa, President of the Coordinador Nacional Agrario de Colombia (National Agrarian Coordinator of Colombia — CNA), an indigenous and Afro-campesino organization that works for the defense and recovery of Colombia's rural areas, dignified life and popular sovereignty. Ernesto spoke to…

Staff (2021-05-05). Biden's U-Turn on Refugees Aligns With Voter Support for Pro-Immigrant Policies. truthout.org Earlier this week, President Biden, under pressure from his own voter base, executed what might end up being the most consequential political U-turn of his presidency. | Having disappointed refugee rights advocates and the progressive wing of the Democratic Party a few weeks ago by

teleSUR (2021-05-05). WHO To Use Big Data To Detect Future Pandemics. telesurenglish.net The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday announced the creation of a "Global Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence," a Berlin-based research center that will seek to detect pandemics in advance using big data and artificial intelligence. | RELATED: | "Viruses move fast, but data can move even faster. With the right information, countries and communities can stay one step ahead of emergencies and save l…

WSWS (2021-05-05). Defend Julian Assange, jailed for exposing the crimes of American and world imperialism. wsws.org The founder of WikiLeaks has been jailed for more than two years in a British maximum security prison, after seven years of effective imprisonment in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Staff (2021-05-05). #SOSColombia: UN, EU & Rest of World Condemn Duque's Genocide. orinocotribune.com Hundreds of reactions from international figures and organizations have been expressed in support of the Colombian people in struggle. Although large media corporations have been oblivious to what has been happening in Colombia, so as to hide State responsibility in the killings of civilians during the ongoing popular demonstrations against Iván Duque's policies, many around the world have described the acts of brutality as "genocide." | En video quedó registrado el momento en el que matrimonios de Policías y ESMAD persiguen a manifestantes en el barrio Fátima en Manizales. En otro video se evidencia que Policías…

Joe Jurado (2021-05-05). America's Gonna America: Atlanta Cop Who Was Fired for Fatally Shooting Rayshard Brooks Has Been Reinstated. theroot.com To me, the saddest part of the Derek Chauvin verdict was that it felt, and continues to feel, like such an anomaly. It is incredibly hard to hold cops accountable for their actions because America agreed a long time ago that brutality and murder are OK as long you do it behind a badge. Think I'm being hyperbolic?…

Valentin Cartillier (2021-05-05). New Zealand breaks ranks with 'Five Eyes' spy alliance over anti-China crusade. peoplesworld.org SYDNEY—New Zealand has seemingly broken ranks with the other members of the Five Eyes intelligence network over their attempt to exert political pressure on China through the network. New Zealand has found that the Five Eyes has overstepped the bounds of its original purpose of intelligence gathering and sharing and that it is now making …

Editor2 (2021-05-05). 'I'm an Intersectional Cisgender Millennial Woman of Color': CIA Goes Full Woke in Widely Mocked Promo Video. orinocotribune.com A recruitment ad for the Central Intelligence Agency featuring a smorgasbord of woke buzzwords has been ruthlessly mocked on social media, with many accusing the spy agency of using 'diversity' to airbrush its shady dealings. | The CIA apparently wants Americans to know that despite its history of toppling democratically elected governments and operating torture 'black sites', it is still very much an equal opportunity employer. | In a promotional video for the agency, an employee explains how she "used to struggle with imposter syndrome," but later rejected the "patriarchal ideas" holding her back, realizing…

Staff (2021-05-05). Jailers Tortured and Murdered Marvin Scott III, Family Says After Viewing Video. truthout.org In their first one-on-one interview since viewing horrific footage of their son's in-custody homicide at the hands of eight Collin County, Texas, jailers on March 14, the parents of Marvin Scott III told Truthout that their son experienced a "whole day of torture" instead of receiving the help he needed during a mental health crisis. | The five-hour video, which lacked audio, was so horrible, LaSandra Scott tells Truthout, that, "They might as well have just shot him so it could be over qui…

Anonymous669 (2021-05-05). Syria, Saudi Arabia To Restore Relations Following Breakthrough Meeting In Damascus — Report. southfront.org File image. | Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief has held a breakthrough meeting with his Syrian counterpart in the Syrian capital Damascus, The unfriendly history of the relations between Saudi Arabi and Syria highlights the importance of the recent meeting. The Saudi delegation which attended the meeting was led by Gen. Khalid Humaidan, head of the Gene…

teleSUR (2021-05-05). Colombians Rekindle Their National Strike Amid State Terrorism. telesurenglish.net Colombians continue to take to the streets to demand the resignation of President Ivan Duque despite extreme expressions of police brutality. | RELATED: | The marches began mid-morning in Bogota, Barranquilla, Bucaramanga, and Cali with chants, music, and white flags. The country's main avenues also were filled with car caravans carrying Colombian flags. | In the capital city, protesters took to the streets with signs r…

teleSUR (2021-05-05). Duque Offers Reward for Info on "Vandals", State Terror Rises. telesurenglish.net Colombia's President Ivan Duque offered a $2,000 reward on Wednesday in exchange for information on vandalism acts during the ongoing protests. However, senators submitted a censorship motion against his Defense Minister after widespread reports of police brutality and 24 confirmed deaths. | RELATED: | As Colombia sees its second national strike on Wednesday, the latest events highlight the stark contrast between…

teleSUR (2021-05-05). Social Movements Worldwide Protest In Support Of Colombians. telesurenglish.net Progressive social organizations on Wednesday called for protests worldwide to reject the police brutality upsurge against Colombians who have been demonstrating against President Ivan Duque for eight days in a row. | RELATED: | The Global Network Against Police Violence called on social organizations from Chile, Ecuador, Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico to take to the…

SHE (2021-05-05). Saturday 5/8: BIPOC-Centered Healing Discussion around Police Brutality. indybay.org Valley Life Sciences Building, UC Berkeley Campus | Meet on the grass facing the Northside of campus. If you need help with directions, call Celeste!

Bertha Martinez (2021-05-05). Social Activism of Black Lives Matter: Institutional Responses. indybay.org Institutions in America should show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. By doing so, they demonstrate that they understand the severity of police brutality against black people.

Peter Bolton (2021-05-05). We should never forget Bobby Sands, nor the brutality of the Thatcher government in Ireland. thecanary.co Today marks the 40th

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-05). Science Saturday: Using AI to reveal causes of complex diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Researchers within Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that can uncover causal drivers and relationships embedded within complex biomedical data. Nicholas Chia, Ph.D.,?John Kalantari, Ph.D., and Kia Khezeli, Ph.D., recently tested their machine-learning framework, called Causal Relation and Inference Search Platform (CRISP) on multiomic colorectal cancer samples alongside …

Eurasia Review (2021-05-05). An Uncrackable Combination Of Invisible Ink And Artificial Intelligence. eurasiareview.com Coded messages in invisible ink sound like something only found in espionage books, but in real life, they can have important security purposes. Yet, they can be cracked if their encryption is predictable. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces have printed complexly encoded data with normal ink and a carbon nanoparticle-based invisible ink, requiring both UV light and a computer that has been taught the code to reveal the correct messages. | Even as electronic records advance, paper is still a common way to preserve data. Invisible ink can hide classified economic, commercial or mili…

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