Daily Archives: April 9, 2021

2021-04-09: News Headlines

Eurasia Review (2021-04-09). Artificial Intelligence Could 'Crack The Language' Of Cancer And Alzheimer's. eurasiareview.com Powerful algorithms used by Netflix, Amazon and Facebook can 'predict' the biological language of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, scientists have found. | Big data produced during decades of research was fed into a computer language model to see if artificial intelligence can make more advanced discoveries than humans. | Academics based at St John's College, University of Cambridge, found the machine-learning technology could decipher the 'biological language' of cancer, Alzheimer's, and other neurodegenerative diseases. | Their ground-breaking study has been published in the scientific…

Alan Macleod (2021-04-09). How Bellingcat Launders National Security State Talking Points into the Press. mintpressnews.com For a self-proclaimed citizen journalism outfit, an alarming number of Bellingcat's staff and contributors come from highly suspect backgrounds, including high-level positions in military and intelligence agencies.

Jeffrey Kaye (2021-04-09). New Revelations on Germ Warfare: It's Time for a Reckoning with Our History from the Korean War. counterpunch.org The New York Times, which for years has maintained that U.S. airmen's statements about use of biological weapons during the Korean War were "false confessions" obtained by Chinese and North Korean torture, never acknowledged the following submission sent to its opinion section in November 2020. I am publishing the article instead at CounterPunch, which is

Ramzy Baroud (2021-04-09). From His Solitary Confinement, Marwan Barghouti Holds the Key to Fatah's Future. counterpunch.org If imprisoned Palestinian leader, Marwan Barghouti, becomes the President of the Palestinian Authority (PA), the status quo will change substantially. For Israel, as well as for the current PA President, Mahmoud Abbas, such a scenario is more dangerous than another strong Hamas showing in the upcoming Palestinian parliamentary elections. The long-delayed elections, now scheduled for

Ramzy Baroud (2021-04-09). From His Solitary Confinement, Marwan Barghouti Holds the Key to Fatah's Future. dissidentvoice.org If imprisoned Palestinian leader, Marwan Barghouti, becomes the President of the Palestinian Authority (PA), the status quo will change substantially. For Israel, as well as for the current PA President, Mahmoud Abbas, such a scenario is more dangerous than another strong Hamas showing in the upcoming Palestinian parliamentary elections. The long-delayed elections, now scheduled for May …

_____ (2021-04-09). Scheer Intelligence: "Moffie" Links White Supremacy And Homophobia As Macho Perversions. popularresistance.org "Moffie," a new South African movie billed as an apartheid-era "queer war film," tells the story of the closeted 16-year-old Nicholas (Kai Luke Brummer) and his conscription into South Africa's military service to fight a war against communist Angola in the 1980s. The film, in movie theaters and On Demand platforms, is based on André Carl van der Merwe's autobiographical novel "Moffie"—a homophobic slur. It explores with great nuance the complex realities of apartheid-era South Africa and the dangerous ideologies pervasive in its solely white male armed forces. On this week's installment of "Scheer Intellig…

Keith Danner (2021-04-09). Glenn Greenwald Took on the Authoritarian Right in Brazil — and Won. zcomm.org Review of Securing Democracy: My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro's Brazil by Glenn Greenwald…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-09). Vicious Daraa Attack Leaves Three Syrian Intelligence Officers Dead. southfront.org Illustrative image | Early on April 9, three officers of the Syrian Political Security Directorate were killed in a vicious attack in the northern Daraa countryside. | Unidentified gunmen ambushed then killed three officers on a road leading to the town of Ghabagheb. The town is located near the administrative border between Daraa and Damascus Countryside. | The slain officers were identified as Osama al-Khalid, Rami Jamous and Ali Barakat. All three victims were originally from…

Anonymous669 (2021-04-09). Sinai Insurgency: ISIS Terrorists Execute Pro-Government Tribal Fighter (Photos). southfront.org Illustrative image | On April 5, ISIS announced that its fighters in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula had captured and executed a pro-government tribal fighter. | According to the terrorist group's news agency, Amaq, the execution took place in the area of al-Burth to the south of Rafah city in the northern part of Sinai. | Amaq shared photos of the war crime. The photos show ISIS terrorists shooting the victim, a young man, in the head before burying him in an unmarked grave. The i…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-09). Twelve Beheaded Foreigners Discovered In Aftermath Of ISIS Attack On Mozambique's Palma. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Twelve individuals were found beheaded in the northern Mozambican town of Palma following a militant attack claimed by ISIS, Commander Pedro da Silva told journalists visiting the town that he could not be sure of the nationalities of the 12 people, but he believed they w…

Editor2 (2021-04-08). Court Upholds $10 Million Judgment Against Bolivian Leaders for 2003 Massacre. orinocotribune.com April 6, 2021, Miami — Yesterday, a federal judge rejected an attempt by Bolivia's former president, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, and former defense minister, José Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, to vacate a $10 million damages award against them for the massacre of unarmed Indigenous people in 2003. A jury found the former officials liable under the Torture Victim Protection Act (TVPA) in April 2018, after a month-long trial that included six days of jury deliberations. The trial marked the first time in U.S. history that a former head of state sat before his accusers in a U.S. human rights trial. In an unusual move…

The Conversation (2021-04-08). After the Chauvin Trial, Can Police Culture escape Toxic Masculinity and 'Warrior Cops'? juancole.com By Angela Workman-Stark | — The police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd is currently on trial in Minneapolis amid continued calls for defunding or abolishing police forces — not just in the United States, but in Canada and other places that have also grappled with police brutality. The problem with …

Inge Fryklund (2021-04-08). The US War on Drugs is Driving the Displacement Crisis. counterpunch.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

WSWS (2021-04-08). Autoworkers speak out against 84-hour workweek for skilled trades at Sterling Heights Assembly Plant: "It seems like torture" wsws.org Inside the plant, anger is simmering among both skilled trades and production workers, who have been subjected to months of forced overtime even as the virus spreads out of control.

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-08). Report: Israeli Spy Chief Headed to Washington to Work Against Iran Deal. news.antiwar.com According to a report from Israeli TV, Israel's Channel 13 reported on Wednesday that Cohen will be making the trip in the coming days and is expected to meet with senior White House and US intelligence officials. The report said Israel is trying to arrange a face-to-face meeting between Cohen and Biden. | Cohen is expected to claim that Iran is hiding deta…

Anonymous765 (2021-04-08). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — April 8, 2021. southfront.org This is the newest update of the 'U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map' exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map. | click to see the full-size image | Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier ai…

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