2021-05-05: News Headlines

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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.

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). 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…

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 …

Liberation Staff, Atlanta (2021-05-04). Justice for Matthew Zadok Williams: mental health crises and police terror. liberationnews.org The story of Matthew Zadok Williams must be placed in the larger context of police brutality against those experiencing mental health crises.

Liberation Staff, Atlanta (2021-05-04). Justice for Matthew Zadok Williams: mental health crises and police terror. liberationnews.org The story of Matthew Zadok Williams must be placed in the larger context of police brutality against those experiencing mental health crises.

Gloria Rubac (2021-05-04). Supreme Court rules kids can be thrown away. workers.org George Stinney, convicted in a 10-minute trial, was 14 years old when the state of South Carolina executed him in 1944. His conviction was not overturned until 2014. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled April 22 that children under 18 years of age—the vast majority of whom are . . . |

Mumia Abu-Jamal (2021-05-04). 'Indomitable spirit that refuses to be broken': Albert Woodfox and Mumia Abu-Jamal. workers.org The following exchange between political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, wrongly incarcerated since Dec. 9, 1981, and Albert Woodfox, of the Angola Three, released in February 2016 after nearly 45 years of incarceration, most in solitary confinement, was recorded by Prison Radio. It aired as part of an evening of solidarity with . . . |

Staff (2021-05-04). Epic New Documentary Series Exposes Brutality of European Colonialism Worldwide. truthout.org Image Credit: Courtesy HBO | A new four-part documentary series, Exterminate All the Brutes, delves deeply into the legacy of European colonialism from the Americas to Africa. It has been described as an unflinching narrative of genocide and exploitation, beginning with the colonizing of Indigenous land that is now called the United States. The documentary series seeks to counter "the type of lies, the type of propaganda, the type of abuse, that we have been subject to all of these years," sa…

Anonymous765 (2021-05-04). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — May 4, 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…

teleSUR (2021-05-04). 'Duque Behaves as if He Had a License To Kill', Residente Says. telesurenglish.net World leaders, political figures, and human rights advocates on Tuesday took to social media to condemn police brutality and genocide unleashed during the anti-government protests in Colombia. | RELATED: | "President Ivan Duque's administration is acting as if it has a license to kill. When the people take to the streets amid a pandemic, it is because their government is more dangerous than a deadly virus," said P…

teleSUR (2021-05-04). Snowden Criticizes Biden's Double Standard on Press Freedom. telesurenglish.net Former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) analyst Eduard Snowden, a refugee in Russia, said the new U.S. Administration's statements on press freedom would be "more persuasive" if the White House did not "aggressively seek a 175-year sentence" for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. | RELATED: | Snowden's statements came after U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, commemorating the day before, that Washington a…

sputniknews (2021-05-04). The 7 Year Anniversary of Odessa Massacre. sputniknews.com On today's episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan and co-host John Kiriakou discussed current events, including a recruitment ad for the Central Intelligence Agency has been mocked on social media, Australia has imposed a blanket ban on arrivals from India, with those daring to violate it to face jail time and heavy fines.

teleSUR (2021-05-04). Colombia: Senators Submit Motion Against Defense Minister. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday afternoon, Colombians took to the streets to reject Ivan Duque ¥s government and denounce police brutality as the international community is denouncing the violence against the demonstrators. | RELATED: | Senator Wilson Arias submitted a censorship motion to Congress, demanding the resignation of Defense Minister Diego Molano. There have been reported 1443 police brutality cases, at least 31 killin…

teleSUR (2021-05-04). Colombians Denounce Escalation Of Police Brutality In Cali. telesurenglish.net Colombians denounced an escalation in police brutality during protests in Cali city, where people have remained protesting against President Ivan Duque's administration for six days in a row. The death toll stands at 12. | RELATED: | Images spread on social networks show Mobile Anti-Riot Squad (ESMAD) agents cracking down on protesters with blows, gunshots, and tear gas canisters. On Monday, Cali's governor Jorge Ospina…

Staff (2021-05-04). ISIL postman arrested by Iraqi intelligence forces in Kirkuk. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) — Officers from the National Intelligence and Investigation Agency under the Iraqi Ministry of Interior have arrested the leader of one of the detachments belonging ISIL terrorist group.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-04). 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 …

Tom Engelhardt (2021-05-04). Tomgram: Karen Greenberg, The Guantánamo Conundrum. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. It seemed obvious enough to me in 2006. When you included the CIA's "black sites" around the globe (where prisoners from the war on terror were being kept and regularly tortured), American military prisons like the shocking Abu …

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2021-05-04: News Headlines

sputniknews (2021-05-04). The 7 Year Anniversary of Odessa Massacre. sputniknews.com On today's episode of The Backstory, host Lee Stranahan and co-host John Kiriakou discussed current events, including a recruitment ad for the Central Intelligence Agency has been mocked on social media, Australia has imposed a blanket ban on arrivals from India, with those daring to violate it to face jail time and heavy fines.

Gloria Rubac (2021-05-04). Supreme Court rules kids can be thrown away. workers.org George Stinney, convicted in a 10-minute trial, was 14 years old when the state of South Carolina executed him in 1944. His conviction was not overturned until 2014. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled April 22 that children under 18 years of age—the vast majority of whom are . . . |

Liberation Staff, Atlanta (2021-05-04). Justice for Matthew Zadok Williams: mental health crises and police terror. liberationnews.org The story of Matthew Zadok Williams must be placed in the larger context of police brutality against those experiencing mental health crises.

Liberation Staff, Atlanta (2021-05-04). Justice for Matthew Zadok Williams: mental health crises and police terror. liberationnews.org The story of Matthew Zadok Williams must be placed in the larger context of police brutality against those experiencing mental health crises.

Mumia Abu-Jamal (2021-05-04). 'Indomitable spirit that refuses to be broken': Albert Woodfox and Mumia Abu-Jamal. workers.org The following exchange between political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, wrongly incarcerated since Dec. 9, 1981, and Albert Woodfox, of the Angola Three, released in February 2016 after nearly 45 years of incarceration, most in solitary confinement, was recorded by Prison Radio. It aired as part of an evening of solidarity with . . . |

Staff (2021-05-04). Epic New Documentary Series Exposes Brutality of European Colonialism Worldwide. truthout.org Image Credit: Courtesy HBO | A new four-part documentary series, Exterminate All the Brutes, delves deeply into the legacy of European colonialism from the Americas to Africa. It has been described as an unflinching narrative of genocide and exploitation, beginning with the colonizing of Indigenous land that is now called the United States. The documentary series seeks to counter "the type of lies, the type of propaganda, the type of abuse, that we have been subject to all of these years," sa…

Anonymous765 (2021-05-04). Locations Of US Carrier Strike Groups — May 4, 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…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-04). 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 …

Staff (2021-05-04). ISIL postman arrested by Iraqi intelligence forces in Kirkuk. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) — Officers from the National Intelligence and Investigation Agency under the Iraqi Ministry of Interior have arrested the leader of one of the detachments belonging ISIL terrorist group.

Tom Engelhardt (2021-05-04). Tomgram: Karen Greenberg, The Guantánamo Conundrum. warisacrime.org This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here. It seemed obvious enough to me in 2006. When you included the CIA's "black sites" around the globe (where prisoners from the war on terror were being kept and regularly tortured), American military prisons like the shocking Abu …

_____ (2021-05-03). Whistleblower Daniel Hale, The Drone Program And The War On Our Right To Know. popularresistance.org The United States' drone assassination program is illegal under international law, but the whistleblower who exposed it, Daniel Hale, is being prosecuted under the Espionage Act. Chip Gibbons of Defending Rights and Dissent describes who Daniel Hale is and why his act of leaking information about the program to a journalist is akin to Daniel Ellsberg leaking the Pentagon Papers. Gibbons also places Hale's action in the broader context of FBI surveillance, the war on whistleblowers and other truthtellers, such as Julian Assange, and the assault on our right to know.

Editor2 (2021-05-03). Revealed: The UK Government Campaign to Force Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy. orinocotribune.com By Matt Kennard — Apr 28, 2021 | A wide-ranging UK government campaign was brought to bear on Ecuador to press it to hand over WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, new information reveals. | ‚Ä¢ Prime minister Theresa May was told in March 2018 to 'butter up' Ecuador's president in order to get Assange out of Ecuadorian embassy in London | ‚Ä¢ Later in the year, May's government spent £20,000 to bring Ecuadorian officials and defence minister to UK | ‚Ä¢ British foreign minister arranged Daily Mail hit piece on WikiLeaks publisher days after his eviction f…

_____ (2021-05-03). World Celebrates Press Freedom Day, Julian Assange Remains In Belmarsh Prison. popularresistance.org As people worldwide celebrate the UN's World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, WikiLeaks publisher and journalist Julian Assange remains incarcerated. | The US continues to demand Assange's extradition for his role in obtaining and publishing national defence documents from 2009 to 2011. The leaks, provided by US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning, are known as the Guantanamo Files, the Iraq War Logs, the Afghan War Diary, and the US diplomatic cables (aka Cablegate). | There are noteworthy parallels which can be drawn between Assange's case and that of famed US Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. Ellsberg w…

WSWS (2021-05-03). This week in history: May 3-9. wsws.org 25 years ago: Bosnian war crimes trials open in The Hague On May 7, 1996, the first in a series of war crimes trials stemming from the war in Bosnia opened in the international court at The Hague, Netherlands. Dusan Tadic, a Bosnian Serb, stood accused of carrying out atrocities against Bosnian civilians, including murder, rape and torture.

sputniknews (2021-05-03). Allies of Julian Assange Demand His Liberty on Press Freedom Day. sputniknews.com Supporters of the whistle-blowing website's founder highlighted the hypocrisy of US, British and European Union leaders' pious words on World Press Freedom Day, when they have contributed to Julian Assange's ongoing imprisonment.

Pip Hinman (2021-05-03). Free Julian Assange protesters urge on World Press Day. greenleft.org.au World Press Freedom Day on May 3 was marked in many places, including outside the ABC Centre and Channel 7 studios where campaigners for Julian Assange's release gathered. Stephen Langford reports.

Miles Mogulescu (2021-05-03). Want Fewer Police Shootings? Get Armed Cops Out of Traffic Enforcement. commondreams.org "If we want fewer civilians shot by cops—particularly Black and brown people—then we should get armed police out of the business of enforcing most traffic violations and turn it over to unarmed civilians." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/police_brutality_protest.jpg

Scott Ritter (2021-05-03). US' New "Foreign Malign Influence" Center Is Just Official Cover for American Intelligence Interference in Domestic Politics. globalresearch.ca The Director of National Intelligence has ostensibly created a new "center" …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-03). 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 …

Staff (2021-05-03). US not close to returning to JCPOA: Biden to Mossad chief. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) — US President Biden told the director of Israeli regime's intelligence service, Yossi Cohen, on Friday that the US has a long way to go in talks with Iran before it agrees a return to full compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.

IDN (2021-05-03). Uganda: President's Son Led Elite Force Linked To Rights Abuses. eurasiareview.com By Lisa Vives | Senior military commanders, including the son of President Yoweri Museveni, have been named in a case before the International Criminal Court for a wave of abductions and torture—adding new charges to claims levelled by opposition politician Robert Kyagulanyi, the former reggae singer known as Bobi Wine. | Prosecutors at the ICC are already reviewing an early submission from Wine that described widespread human rights abuses before presidential polls held in January. | Wine's National Unity Platform party has said that more than 600 members and activists were detained by masked men in veh…

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