2020-04-30: Social Media Postees

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Aid group warns of 3.2 million COVID-19 deaths, 1 billion infections in war-torn countries
wsws.org | 2020-04-30
The threat of massive fatalities is the legacy of decades of US imperialist wars that have ravaged entire societies, from Afghanistan, to Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen.
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Joe Biden Needs an Intervention
Norman Solomon | zcomm.org | 2020-04-30
An Open Letter to DNC Chair Tom Perez…
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A Letter From Viet Nam on the Occasion of the 45th Anniversary of the End of the War
Mark Ashwill | counterpunch.org | 2020-04-30
Dear Fellow Citizens, I am reaching out to you as current official friends and former enemies of Vietnam because I want you to know the truth about what could have been, an alternative and viable path of history that both countries could have trod together for mutual benefit and a more peaceful world. One milestone…
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ELN ends coronavirus ceasefire weeks ahead of expected peak in infections
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-04-30
Despite calls for an extension, Colombia's ELN rebels end their unilateral ceasefire on Thursday, claiming that military offensives demonstrated President Ivan Duque is not interested in peace or in combating…
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Israel Attacks Syria, US OKs Annexation, OPCW Caught Again & Impending (Already Here) Bio False Flag
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-04-29
Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (4/28/19). As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth …
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Syria: As coronavirus threat intensifies, ceasefire more urgent than ever
news.un.org | 2020-04-29
Syria desperately needs a nationwide ceasefire to enable its war-weary citizens to access the equipment and resources necessary to combat COVID-19, the UN's top envoy for the country told the Security Council on Wednesday.
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Syrian Resistance to the US Occupation Escalates
Steven Sahiounie | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-29
US President Trump ordered a surprise withdrawal of US troops from Syria in October 2019; however, he bent to pressure from aides and Pentagon officials and soon reversed his decision. He then ordered about 500 US soldiers to occupy the …
globalresearch.ca/syrian-resistance-us-occupation-escalates/5711186

Video: Israeli Military Buildup Near Golan Heights Follows Strikes on Syrian Capital
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-29
Israel has deployed additional units of the Iron Dome and Patriot air defense systems near the borders of Lebanon and Syria. Pro-Israeli sources claim that the country's military is preparing to repel possible retaliatory strikes from Hezbollah and other Iranian-backed …
globalresearch.ca/video-israeli-military-buildup-near-golan-heights-follows-strikes-syrian-capital/5711188

George Soros Wants You to Believe Russia Is a Danger to World Peace, Turkey's Erdogan an Angel
Philip Giraldi | thealtworld.com | 2020-04-29
George Soros is a billionaire Hungarian-born investor who is extremely controversial due to his promotion of what he chooses to define as democracy and free-trade movements, primarily conducted through the Open Society Foundations, which he founded and has funded with $32 billion, according to one estimate. He contributed to the campaigns of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, which has in part led to conservative politicians in the United States and elsewhere frequently citing Soros when complaining about politically motivated interference in support of a progressive agenda for the United States and also globally.

George Soros Wants You to Believe Russia Is a Danger to World Peace, Turkey’s Erdogan an Angel

'Coronavirus used as excuse to roll back Colombia's peace process and democracy'
Adriaan Alsema | colombiareports.com | 2020-04-29
President Ivan Duque and his far-right party are using the coronavirus to cover up "assaults" on Colombia's peace process while promoting authoritarianism, the country's peace movement told the United Nations…
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Biden Says He Would Restore Relations With Cuba If Elected
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-29
United States presidential candidate for the Democratic Party and former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday he would go back to former President Barack Obama's policies toward Cuba if he wins the presidential election in November. | RELATED: | French NGO Nominates Cuban Medical Brigades For Nobel Peace Prize | "In large part, I would go back," Biden said in an interview with CBS. "I'd still insist they keep the commitments they said they would make when we, in fact, set the policy…
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Chilean police repress a peaceful protest in Santiago, detain 30
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-04-29
On April 27, the Chilean national police force, the Carabineros, violently repressed a peaceful protest at the Dignity Plaza in the capital Santiago. The protest was called for by several social organizations against the Carabineros on their 93rd anniversary and against the right-wing government led by President Sebastián Piñera. | Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, dozens of Chileans, wearing face masks and maintaining social distance, gathered at the iconic Dignity Plaza, to express their rejection of the Carabineros, on their 93rd anniversary. The protesters expressed their repudiation of the police force by banging…
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COVID-19: 'It's the System, Stupid!' Black Alliance for Peace
Black Alliance for Peace | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-29
The current disaster exists in large part because the U.S. healthcare system is the opposite of what is needed. It is fragmented, discriminatory and designed for corporate profits, not the well-being of the public. Even before the pandemic, the United …
globalresearch.ca/covid-19-its-the-system-stupid-black-alliance-for-peace/5711051

Cuba: Interferon's Effectiveness Against COVID-19 Confirmed
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-29
Cuban scientific authorities confirmed this week that the use of Interferon to treat COVID-19 patients was indeed effective. | RELATED: | French NGO Nominates Cuban Medical Brigades For Nobel Peace Prize | Eulogio Pimentel Vazquez, President of the Cuban Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB), affirmed that the Interferon application complies with Cuban Health Ministry (Minsap) protocols. Pimentel stated that it is part of a patients' treatment but not for those in…
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Democratic leaders line up behind Biden; Sanders criticizes N.Y. primary cancellation
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2020-04-29
Top Democratic Party leaders–House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Pramila Jayapal, and 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, in that order–fell into line behind presumptive 2020 nominee Joe Biden from April 26-28. The endorsements are a further indication that unlike in 2016, the party leadership and its allies are united and ready for an …
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#Resistance & MAGA crew both lose it over independent US congressman's third-party presidential bid
rt.com | 2020-04-29
Liberals and conservatives have finally agreed on something about the 2020 US presidential election

Amazon Won't Play Fair In Commerce Or Congress
Andrea Beaty | cepr.net | 2020-04-29
Last week, the Wall Street Journal revealed that contrary to stated company policies, Amazon looks at proprietary information generated for third-party sellers on the platform when developing its house-brand offerings. Cases described to the Journal include Amazon engineers peeking at the total sales, profit margins, and shipping costs for a popular third-party car trunk organizer …
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On the Recovery From the COVID-19 Shutdown
Dean Baker | counterpunch.org | 2020-04-29
The Congressional Budget Office came out with its new economic projections and they look realistically bad to me. They show the economy declining at a 39.6 percent annual rate in the current quarter and then rebounding at a 23.5 percent rate in the third quarter and closing out the year with a 10.5 percent increase.
counterpunch.org/2020/04/29/on-the-recov…

The 5th coronavirus relief package we need
Howie Hawkins | nationofchange.org | 2020-04-29
Most of the elements of the 5th Relief Package we need have been introduced by various members of Congress, but they won't be included if we don't speak up and demand real emergency relief.
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Capitalism must go! Celebrate May Day 2020!
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2020-04-29
May 1 is International Workers Day. It is a day to celebrate the accomplishments of our class and to look to the future. We have real challenges in front of us. The corporate elite – the monopoly capitalists, who rule this country – can't do anything right. They are mesmerized by profit and short-term gain. The same goes for their political representatives in the White House and Congress. Tens of thousands of people who could have lived have perished in the pandemic. Capitalism has once again shown itself to be a failed system, and on May Day 2020, we stand committed to ending the reign of this criminal system.
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Federal Bill Would Release Vulnerable People from Prisons to Help Stop Spread of COVID-19
Kanya Bennett | aclu.org | 2020-04-29
A month ago, Congress gave the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) increased authority to reduce the federal prison population. On March 29th, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ( CARES Act), providing DOJ and BOP with the ability to expand home confinement eligibility. Then, Attorney General William Barr "applaud[ed] the substantial steps ta…
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Uruguay: Broad Front Submits Motion Against Right-Wing Law
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-29
The Uruguayan Broad Front party presented on April 28, a motion for the senate's consideration to invalidate a government bill. | RELATED: | Uruguay: Nationals Returning Flights Extended Until May | The "urgent consideration law", a government denominated the bill, is the third modification of a prior law project. It proposes Civil Code modification, strike right regulation, wage payments in cash among others adjustments. As Broad Front representatives stressed, none of these measures…
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Exclusive: OPCW insiders slam 'compromised' new Syria chemical weapons probe
The Grayzone | thegrayzone.com | 2020-04-28
Current and former staff members of the OPCW have denounced the organization's IIT report alleging Syrian government sarin use at…
thegrayzone.com/2020/04/28/opcw-insiders…

As pandemic encroaches on Abyei, tensions rise over disputed territory straddling Sudan, South Sudan
news.un.org | 2020-04-28
Sudan's efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, are delaying the deployment of fresh United Nations police units in Abyei and the border regions between Sudan and South Sudan, the UN's peacekeeping chief told the Security Council on Tuesday…
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French NGO Nominates Cuban Doctors For Nobel Peace Prize
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-28
French organization Cuba Linda advocated Tuesday to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the Cuban Henry Reeves medical brigades, deployed in more than 20 countries to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Cuban Doctors Head to South Africa to Help Fight COVID-19 | "The international community is witnessing the solidarity of health professionals who leave their own country to provide services and share experiences in other parts of the world, which in the case of the pandemic…
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World economy faces a $5 trillion hit, like losing UK AND France
graham | truepublica.org.uk | 2020-04-28
The coronavirus pandemic is set to rob the global economy of more than $5 trillion of growth over the next two years, greater than the annual output of Japan or both the UK and France combined That's the warning from Wall Street banks as the world plunges into its deepest peacetime recession since the 1930s, …
truepublica.org.uk/newsbits/world-economy-faces-a-5-trillion-hit-like-losing-uk-and-france/

Congress Must Stand Up to the White House and Deliver Relief to the Postal Service
Katrina vanden Heuvel | thenation.com | 2020-04-28
Congress Must Stand Up to the White House and Deliver Relief to…
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Iran Breaks Through US-Led Blockade To Deliver Record Amount Of Oil To Syria
Al-Masdar News | iranian.com | 2020-04-29
Iran has managed to break through the long-term US blockade to deliver a large amount of oil to the Syrian Arab Republic, a tanker tracking website has revealed. According to the website Tanker Trackers, Iran has significantly increased their oil exports to Syria, with several cargoes reportedly reaching the Port of Baniyas in the Tartous …
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Calling Economic Crisis 'Five-Alarm Fire' for Millions of Families, 600,000 Sign Petition Demanding Rent and Mortgage Cancellation
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-04-29
The parent-led group ParentsTogether Action on Wednesday demanded that Congress cancel rent, mortgage, and utility payments and pass a full moratorium on evictions and shutoffs until the crisis is over. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Calls Mount for Congress to Provide 'Robust Relief' to USPS as Covid-19 Kills Mail Clerks and Carriers
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-04-29
With the Senate set to return to Washington, D.C. next week and uncertainty over when the House will also reconvene, calls continued to mount Wednesday for Congress to provide significant relief to the U.S. Postal Service, the popular federal agency that is struggling financially in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'A Progressive Bailout Includes A Freeze On Rent, Mortgages, And Utilities'
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-04-27
Public educator Jamaal Bowman wants to win the congressional seat of hawkish 30-year incumbent Eliot Engel. Justice Democrats, the group that helped elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are with him.
therealnews.com/stories/jamaal-bowman-pr…

The Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Ceremony
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-04-27
Co-hosted by Combatants for Peace and the Parents Circle

Tap youth talent to tackle COVID-19 crisis and beyond, UN chief tells Security Council
news.un.org | 2020-04-27
Even amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries must do more to harness the talents of young people to address the crisis and its aftermath, the UN Secretary-General told the Security Council on Monday during a videoconference meeting to review the five years since its adoption of a landmark resolution on youth, peace and security.
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Schumer wants to wipe Trump's name off stimulus checks, accuses president of 'exploitation'
rt.com | 2020-04-27
In a classic piece of Washington partisanship, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer will introduce legislation to remove President Trump's signature from stimulus checks, accusing Trump of pushing his "political interests." | A $1,200 payment from the federal government, part of the $2.2 trillion stimulus package signed into law by President Donald Trump last month, is supposed to reach approximately 150 million Americans. For the roughly 70 million whose paper checks are currently in the mail, the check will be signed by Trump, and will be accompanied by a letter from the president. | Attaching his name to th…
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A people's call for healthcare not warfare
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2020-04-27
Imperialism & war Independent and Peaceful Australia NetworkIssue 1263 Australia Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) COVID-19…
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[Perspectives] The history of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine trial
Conrad Keating | thelancet.com | 2020-04-25
In 1949, an international congress on malaria coincided with the publication of Mark F Boyd's massive two-volume work on the science of malariology. Placing the tomes on the rostrum, Paul F Russell announced to the delegates, "I present you these volumes as tombstones on the grave of malaria." More than 70 years later, however, it is apparent that Russell's optimism was misplaced: malaria and the mosquitoes that carry this deadly parasitic disease still refuse to be buried. Nevertheless, malaria is a preventable disease, and following WHO's failed eradication attempts in the 1950s and 1960s, global mortality and…
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New $484B Relief Bill Lacks Funds for Food Aid, Rent Relief, US Postal Service, Election Protection
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-04-24
As the House passes a new $484 Billion coronavirus relief bill, Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the sole Democrat to vote no, saying it falls far short, failing to protect those at greatest health risk, including essential frontline workers, and could let millions go hungry. We get response from The American Prospect's David Dayen.
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Comment on the Recovery from the Shutdown
Dean Baker | cepr.net | 2020-04-24
The Congressional Budget Office came out with its new economic projections and they look realistically bad to me. They show the economy declining at a 39.6 percent annual rate in the current quarter and then rebounding at a 23.5 percent rate in the third quarter and closing out the year with a 10.5 percent increase. …
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A Myriad of Ways to Wage Peace During These Times
Jon Rainwater | peaceaction.org | 2020-04-23
As we shelter in our homes to protect ourselves from this global pandemic, we wanted to share some of the many ways you can remain active and impactful in the work for a more peaceful world. Peace Action has long been a leader in organizing international conferences, marches, and rallies around the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty …
peaceaction.org/2020/04/23/wage-peace-du…

Kweisi Mfume Calls Himself A 'Progressive Moderate.' What Does That Mean?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-04-23
Kweisi Mfume wants to return to Congress representing Maryland's 7th District. He discusses the 2020 elections, the Democratic Party, how governments should respond to COVID-19, and the fifth anniversary of Freddie Gray's death.
therealnews.com/stories/kweisi-mfume-pro…

SPLC Action makes recommendations to Congress to address COVID-19 needs in the Deep South
splcenter.org | 2020-04-22
The SPLC Action Fund sent a detailed letter to members of Congress on April 22, 2020, highlighting the need for federal action that specifically addresses the needs of people in South.
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What it's Like in ICE Detention During a Pandemic
aclu.org | 2020-04-17
As millions of people in the U.S. shelter in their homes, and millions more who aren't able to stay indoors practice social distancing or other measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, a crisis is brewing in the facilities where immigrants are detained. Cramped conditions and inadequate access to hygiene or medical care have created what one medical expert called a "tinderbox" for the disease in a letter to Congress., , Many of those in detention are asylum seekers, who came to the U.S. to ask for protection after fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries. Many others were long-time U.S. resi…
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Congressman John Lewis shares message of support for SPLC's work
splcenter.org | 2020-04-13
Congressman John Lewis has been a tireless champion for equal rights and justice for more than six decades.
splcenter.org/news/2020/04/14/congressma…

Senate Bill Challenges Online Encryption, Constitutional Rights to Speech and Privacy
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2020-04-06
A Senate bill, the EARN IT Act of 2020, introduced by Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in March 2020, appears to revise regulations aimed at preventing online sexual…
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10 Ways to Make the Change You Want
Rivera Sun | zcomm.org | 2020-04-04
There's a lot to learn from our fellow human beings' efforts toward peace and justice. If we pay attention, stay alert, and take notes, we might find our own work for change grows in power, strength, and wisdom…
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Oregon Leads Way by Enacting Rent Control Law to Address Homelessness
VINS | projectcensored.org | 2020-04-03
Rising rents lead to evictions and homelessness. In February 2019, the state of Oregon passed a Senate Bill 608 to implement the first statewide rent control in the nation, Yasmeen…
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