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2021-04-07: News Headlines

_____ (2021-04-07). April 11: Global Day Of Action For Julian Assange. popularresistance.org Assange supporters Candles4Assange have put together an incredibly helpful list of actions planned for Julian Assange on April 11th around the world, to mark 2 years of his unjust imprisonment. The full Twitter thread is here but we've also listed each event by city below.

_____ (2021-04-07). Derek Chauvin And The Myth Of The Impartial Juror. popularresistance.org Did you, or someone close to you, participate in any of the demonstrations or marches against police brutality that took place in Minneapolis after George Floyd's death?. . . If you participated, did you carry a sign? What did it say? | These questions were part of the questionnaire given to those summoned to serve as jurors in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd. Provided that judges and attorneys are willing to take these questions up, they could hold the key for beginning more nuanced conversations about race and the criminal legal system. | As is well kno…

Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (2021-04-07). Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity on Avoiding War in Ukraine. globalresearch.ca MEMORANDUM FOR: The President | FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)…

_____ (2021-04-07). Veteran Intelligence Professionals For Sanity On Avoiding War In Ukraine. popularresistance.org Above photo: Foreign policy. Dear President Biden, We last communicated with you on December 20, 2020, when you were President-elect. At that time, we alerted you to the dangers inherent in formulating a policy toward Russia built on a foundation of Russia-bashing. While we continue to support the analysis contained in that memorandum, this new memo serves …

Kit Klarenberg (2021-04-07). Questions about BBC producer's ties to UK intelligence follow 'Mayday' White Helmets whitewash. thegrayzone.com The BBC's Chloe Hadjimatheou produced a podcast serial designed to rehabilitate the White Helmets' late, scandal-stained founder, while blaming critics for his demise. Was she a channel for a wider British intelligence operation? White Helmets founder James Le Mesurier falling to his death from the top floor of his Istanbul home in uncertain circumstances in November 2019 created a myriad of extremely serious problems for a great many powerful people. At the time, the White Helmets' intimate ties to jihadist …

Kit Klarenberg (2021-04-07). Questions about BBC producer's ties to UK intelligence follow 'Mayday' White Helmets whitewash. thegrayzone.com The BBC's Chloe Hadjimatheou produced a podcast serial designed to rehabilitate the White Helmets' late, scandal-stained founder, while blaming critics for his demise. Was she a channel for a wider British intelligence operation? White Helmets founder James Le Mesurier falling to his death in uncertain circumstances from the top floor of his Istanbul home in November 2019 created a myriad of extremely serious problems for a great many powerful people. At the time, the White Helmets' intimate ties to jihadist …

MEE staff (2021-04-07). UAE official not suited to be Interpol chief, says former UK prosecutor. middleeasteye.net UAE official not suited to be Interpol chief, says former UK prosecutor | Major General Ahmed Naser al-Raisi has been linked to human rights abuses, including the torture of two British citizens | Wed, 04/07/2021 – 16: 27 | A coalition of human rights groups warned last year that Raisi's appointment would 'damage' Interpol's reputation (AFP) | The United Arab Emirate's security chief is ill-suited to run Inter…

Staff (2021-04-07). Retired Black NYPD Detective: Derek Chauvin Trial Highlights "Race-Based" Police Brutality Problem. democracynow.org This week at the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, numerous members of the Minneapolis Police Department have taken the stand and testified that Chauvin violated policy by kneeling on Floyd's neck for nine-and-a-half minutes, and the emergency room doctor who tried to save Floyd's life said his chances of living would have been higher if CPR had been administered sooner. The trial is putting a spotlight on "the disproportionate killing of Black people by police" in the United States, says Marq Claxton, a retired New York Police Department detective who is now director of the Black Law Enfo…

_____ (2021-04-06). The War On Drugs Is Driving The Displacement Crisis. popularresistance.org We are torn by images of unaccompanied minors and overcrowded facilities at our southern border, but few in the United States are asking why so many Central American families are so desperate to escape their own countries that they are willing to risk everything — including family separation. | These migrants are not fleeing some Act of God — drought or hurricanes or the like — that could not be anticipated or prevented. Rather, they are fleeing cartel violence and governmental corruption. | As CNN recently noted, "poverty, crime, and corruption in Latin America have long been drivers of migrati…

Keith Harmon Snow (2021-04-06). "Hotel Rwanda" Hero Kidnapped: Another Victim of Rwanda's Grinding Machine. dissidentvoice.org It is the 6th of April again and the western establishment's corporate media intelligence propaganda system has again been cranking out black propaganda that continues to buttress the false narratives about genocide in Central Africa. Under this falsification of consciousness, the victims become the killers and the killers become the victims, and the true role …

teleSUR (2021-04-06). Cuba Refuses 'Deceitful & Politicised' US Human Rights Report. telesurenglish.net Carlos Fernandez, the director of U.S. affairs at Cuba's Foreign Affairs Ministry, rejected the recent report on human rights released by the U.S Department of State (DoS), describing it as politicized and deceitful. | RELATED: | During a meeting with the U.S. Chargé d'Affaires Timothy Zuñiga-Brown, Fernandez condemned the "false" allegations over torture, forced disappearance, and police repression raised by the DoS report. | He urge…

Umar A Farooq (2021-04-06). Biden administration asks US court to throw out case against ex-Egyptian PM. middleeasteye.net Biden administration asks US court to throw out case against ex-Egyptian PM | Justice Department says lawsuit against Hazem el-Beblawi, over his alleged involvement in torture, should be dismissed due to his diplomatic status | Tue, 04/06/2021 – 15: 48 | Mohamed Soltan filed a lawsuit against Hazem el-Beblawi (pictured) last June, accusing him of direct responsibility for his treatment, which inclu…

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