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2021-04-15: News Headlines

Staff (2021-04-15). From Luxury Condo in Madrid, Leopoldo López Repeats US Talking Points on Colombian Paramilitary Violence in Apure. orinocotribune.com A new media and political attack regarding the events in Apure state was launched by the fugitive from Venezuelan justice Leopoldo López. He stated that the military action of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) against Colombian narco-paramilitary gangs on the border with Colombia "does not have as its objective the defense of the Venezuelan territory—as established in Article 15 of Venezuelan Magna Carta—but that of participating in a conflict between narco-guerrillas," an accusation that aligns with those of certain Colombian authorities, in favor of their anti-Venezuelan and pro-US interest…

Workers World Party (2021-04-15). PDF of April 15 issue. workers.org Download the PDF. Amazon workers: The struggle has just begun Daunte Wright's life matters! Tribute to Ramsey Clark. COVID crisis: Michigan surge, Vaccines — Capitalism vs. Socialism. PRO Act: petition & editorial. Paul Robeson remembered; On the picket line; DREAMERS confront Cruz. GLOBAL: Vieques, Culebra; Greenland; Gaza; Venezuela. TEAR DOWN . . . |

WSWS (2021-04-15). Protests erupt in Spanish migrant camps at PSOE-Podemos repression. wsws.org Migrants are protesting appalling living conditions, poor food and the lack of medical treatment amid the escalating global COVID-19 pandemic.

Kristalina Georgieva, IMF Managing Director (2021-04-15). Georgieva: Leveraging Digital Money To Facilitate Remittances — Speech. eurasiareview.com Thank you for joining us here today for this virtual workshop about how digital money can facilitate remittances. | The eminent MIT economist Rudy Dornbusch famously said: | "In economics things take longer to happen than you think they will, and then they happen faster than you thought they could." | Digital money is a perfect illustration of this maxim, where after a long period of development, the field is on the cusp of major changes that have the potential to reshape cross-border payments and remittances. | For example, last October The Bahamas launched the Sand Dollar, the world's first central bank digi…

Staff (2021-04-14). TOMORROW April 15 Webinar: Armed Conflict on the Venezuela-Colombia Border — The Battle of Apure (Translation to be Provided). orinocotribune.com The armed aggression of Colombian criminal groups against the civilian population in the state of Apure, Venezuela, involved drug trafficking paramilitaries, used by Colombia and the US to attack the Bolivarian revolution. Venezuelan military regained control of the area after uncovering cocaine producing labs, airplane tracks and narco planes. | Translation to be Provided in Zoom platform (not in Facebook transmission): | Join us TOMORROW to hear from the mayor of La Victoria, Apure state, the details about the current situation in his town and the measures that the Venezuelan state is taking to defend t…

Staff (2021-04-14). TODAY April 15 Webinar: Armed Conflict on the Venezuela-Colombia Border — The Battle of Apure (Translation to be Provided). orinocotribune.com The armed aggression of Colombian criminal groups against the civilian population in the state of Apure, Venezuela, involved drug trafficking paramilitaries, used by Colombia and the US to attack the Bolivarian revolution. Venezuelan military regained control of the area after uncovering cocaine producing labs, airplane tracks and narco planes. | Translation to be Provided in Zoom platform: | (Translation not available on Facebook transmission): | Join us TOMORROW to hear from the mayor of La Victoria, Apure state, the details about the current situation in his town and the measures that the Venez…

teleSUR (2021-04-14). AMLO Will Travel to Southern Border Over Children Migration. telesurenglish.net Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador said that he would visit the Southern border to address the children migrant crisis as the phenomenon continues to increase. | RELATED: | "To protect children, we are going to reinforce the surveillance, the protection, the care on our southern border because it's to defend human rights," Obrador said at a press conference. | WATCH: Border Patrol agents have once again captured…

Jeremy Deaton (2021-04-14). A Tale of Two Climate Migrants. thenation.com A Tale of Two Climate Migrants…

Jeremy Deaton (2021-04-14). A Tale of 2 Climate Migrants. thenation.com A Tale of 2 Climate Migrants…

teleSUR (2021-04-14). Kamala Harris To Visit Mexico, Guatemala Amid Migration Upsurge. telesurenglish.net U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris Wednesday informed that she plans to visit Mexico and Guatemala in the coming days due to the increase of migrants at her country's southern border. | RELATED: | "I will be traveling to these countries to discuss their government's response to the migration crisis," Harris said without specifying dates. | In a meeting with experts in Latin American issues, she said she has no plans to visi…

Paul Goble (2021-04-14). Russia In Midst Of Worst Demographic Decline Since World War II — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The horrific increase in mortality rates among Russians, only part of which is the product of the coronavirus pandemic, pushed Russia in 2020 into the worst demographic decline since World War II and figures for the first months of this year suggest that that decline is continuing, Aleksandr Zhelenin says. | Indeed, if the rates registered since the start of this year continue, Russia will stand to suffer one million more deaths than births, a figure that there is little or no chance the return of migrant workers will compensate for and that could further accelerate the decline as it will produce a smaller coh…

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-14). Tulsi Gabbard and Tucker Carlson: war with Russia over Ukraine could produce unimaginable nuclear catastrophe. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Leading Ukrainian official warns Russia of possible World War III Russia deploys two armies, three airborne units to counter threat from 40,000 NATO troops on its border…

Gloria Rubac (2021-04-14). DREAMERS Confront Texas Senators Demanding Citizenship NOW! workers.org Mariachi Calmecac performs at action outside Sen. Ted Cruz's home. Young activists with United We Dream held demonstrations outside the office of Texas Sen. John Cornyn and the house of Sen. Ted Cruz April 6 in Houston. They contend that lives are on the line and demand passage of the . . . |

Anonymous669 (2021-04-14). Russian Forces To Establish Helicopter Pads, New Posts Between Raqqa & Deir Ezzor. southfront.org IMAGE: Marina Lystseva/TASS | Russian Forces are building a forward base with a helicopter landing zone along with a number of posts right on the border between Raqqa and Deir Ezzor in central Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on April 14. | According to the London-based monitoring group, the new base and posts are being built in the outskirsts of the town of Ma'adan Atiq."Russian forces have begun transferring equipment and logistical materials to their new base via helicopters," the group said…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-14). Ukraine's Armed Forces Carry Out Military Exercise Near Crimea. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Armed Forces of Ukraine are conducting large-scale exercises near the territory of Crimea, the press service of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports on Facebook. | According to the scenario of the exercises, a mock enemy tank unit, supported by infantry, tried to break through the Ukrainian defense line. | Artillery and tank reserves carrying out combat missions along the border with the temporarily occup…

teleSUR (2021-04-14). Cuban FM Denounces US and NATO Moves on Russian Borders. telesurenglish.net Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez denounced today the recent movements of troops by the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the direction of the Russian Federation's borders. | RELATED: | These maneuvers constitute a severe threat to international peace and security, the top Cuban diplomat said in a message published on his official Twitter account. | According to press reports,…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-04-14). Militarize the Southern Border: Joe Biden Strikes Deal with Mexico and Central American States to Curb Migration. globalresearch.ca A crisis of migration into the United States from Mexico, Guatemala …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-14). Russia Deploys Two Armies, Three Airborne Units to Counter Threat from 40,000 NATO Troops on Its Border. globalresearch.ca Major Russian officials today have warned of military threats posed by …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-14). Top Belarus commander warns of NATO build-up near Belarusian, Russian borders. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Top Belarus commander warns of NATO build-up near Belarusian, Russian bordersRick Rozoff The Belarusian Telegraph Agency reported today on a statement by the nation's top commander concerning the build-up of NATO military infrastructure on the borders of both his nation and Russia. Speaking at a meeting of the six-nation Collective Security Treaty Organization's (CSTO) Military …

DXE (2021-04-14). Sunday 4/25: Sanctuary Volunteer Day: One Living Sanctuary. indybay.org 2785 Franklin Canyon Rd, Martinez, CA 94553-9617, United States…

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2021-04-14: News Headlines

Anonymous669 (2021-04-14). Russian Forces To Establish Helicopter Pads, New Posts Between Raqqa & Deir Ezzor. southfront.org IMAGE: Marina Lystseva/TASS | Russian Forces are building a forward base with a helicopter landing zone along with a number of posts right on the border between Raqqa and Deir Ezzor in central Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on April 14. | According to the London-based monitoring group, the new base and posts are being built in the outskirsts of the town of Ma'adan Atiq."Russian forces have begun transferring equipment and logistical materials to their new base via helicopters," the group said…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-14). Ukraine's Armed Forces Carry Out Military Exercise Near Crimea. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The Armed Forces of Ukraine are conducting large-scale exercises near the territory of Crimea, the press service of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports on Facebook. | According to the scenario of the exercises, a mock enemy tank unit, supported by infantry, tried to break through the Ukrainian defense line. | Artillery and tank reserves carrying out combat missions along the border with the temporarily occup…

Paul Goble (2021-04-14). Russia In Midst Of Worst Demographic Decline Since World War II — OpEd. eurasiareview.com The horrific increase in mortality rates among Russians, only part of which is the product of the coronavirus pandemic, pushed Russia in 2020 into the worst demographic decline since World War II and figures for the first months of this year suggest that that decline is continuing, Aleksandr Zhelenin says. | Indeed, if the rates registered since the start of this year continue, Russia will stand to suffer one million more deaths than births, a figure that there is little or no chance the return of migrant workers will compensate for and that could further accelerate the decline as it will produce a smaller coh…

Jeremy Deaton (2021-04-14). A Tale of Two Climate Migrants. thenation.com A Tale of Two Climate Migrants…

Jeremy Deaton (2021-04-14). A Tale of 2 Climate Migrants. thenation.com A Tale of 2 Climate Migrants…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2021-04-14). Militarize the Southern Border: Joe Biden Strikes Deal with Mexico and Central American States to Curb Migration. globalresearch.ca A crisis of migration into the United States from Mexico, Guatemala …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-14). Russia Deploys Two Armies, Three Airborne Units to Counter Threat from 40,000 NATO Troops on Its Border. globalresearch.ca Major Russian officials today have warned of military threats posed by …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-14). Top Belarus commander warns of NATO build-up near Belarusian, Russian borders. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Top Belarus commander warns of NATO build-up near Belarusian, Russian bordersRick Rozoff The Belarusian Telegraph Agency reported today on a statement by the nation's top commander concerning the build-up of NATO military infrastructure on the borders of both his nation and Russia. Speaking at a meeting of the six-nation Collective Security Treaty Organization's (CSTO) Military …

DXE (2021-04-14). Sunday 4/25: Sanctuary Volunteer Day: One Living Sanctuary. indybay.org 2785 Franklin Canyon Rd, Martinez, CA 94553-9617, United States…

Phyllis Bennis (2021-04-13). This isn't a Border Crisis, It's a Poverty, Violence and Climate Crisis. counterpunch.org Thousands of desperate migrants, mostly from Central America, are stuck at the U.S.-Mexico border. Most are families and unaccompanied children. Despite their legal rights to apply for asylum, U.S. officials are turning away huge numbers, claiming pandemic restrictions. But thousands of children remain, held in crowded border detention facilities while awaiting transfer to Department of

Dave DeCamp (2021-04-13). Western Media Eager to See Ukraine Use US-Supplied Weapons Against Russia. news.antiwar.com With tensions simmering in eastern Ukraine, US media outlets are happy to push the narrative that Russia is the aggressor and is preparing to invade its neighbor. These reports ignore the fact that the Donetsk and Lugansk republics in the eastern Donbas region declared independence from Ukraine back in 2014 in response to a US-backed coup. | Since 2014, the US has provided Ukraine with about $2 billion in military equipment and supported its fight against the Donetsk and Lugansk separatists. Supporting a war on Russia's border is an incredible provocation, but these facts are lost on the Western press, and som…

Devin Cole (2021-04-13). Justice for Daunte Wright! Smash police terror! workers.org On April 11, police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on the northwest border of Minneapolis, fatally shot a young Black man named Daunte Wright. According to witnesses, Daunte Wright was being stopped by Brooklyn Center police when he was shot by an officer. He then got back in his car and . . . |

orinocotribune (2021-04-13). US Military Plane RC-135W Spotted Over Conflict Area in Apure — NASA Publishes Satellite Image of Paraguaná (Coincidence?). orinocotribune.com This Monday, April 12, it was reported that a United States Air Force (USAF) plane flew over the airspace that comprises the Colombian-Venezuelan border on the Colombian side, where the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) recently expelled Colombian narco-paramilitary groups. | The details were reported through social media networks by journalists and specialized aeronautical accounts, which indicated that it was a Boeing RC-135W RIVET JOINT (R135) REG 62-4139, Alias HORN41. | The plane, according to the Patriota Cazador account on Twitter, took off from Lincoln, Nebra…

Anonymous103 (2021-04-13). Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu Responded To NATO Accusations. southfront.org Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu inspects the Hmeymim airbase in Syria, June 2016. Vadim Savitsky/TASS | Amid the on-going military escalation in Ukraine, there are more claims and demands from all sides involved in the conflict. While the Kiev's "Team" constantly accuses Russia in deploying its troops near the Ukrainian border, Moscow continues its large-scale exercises all over the country's territory. On April 13, Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu spoke out in response to all the threats and accusati…

Anonymous007 (2021-04-13). Crimean MPs Call On The West To Explain Military Presence Along Russia's Borders. southfront.org Illustrative image. Click to see full-size image | On April 12th, Russian member of parliament from the Crimean region Mikhail Sheremet asked the collective West to explain its military presence at the borders of Russia. | He also said that the movements of Russian forces within Russia's borders are an entirely internal matter. | Earlier, the Foreign Ministers of the G7 countries and the High Representative of the EU said that the Russian military is active along the borders with Ukraine and in Crimea and called on…

RT (2021-04-13). Russian troops on Ukraine border 'ready to defend country' in event of war says Defense Minister Shoigu, warning of NATO buildup. rt.com Two detachments of the Russian Army, along with three airborne units, are ready to act in the event tensions with the West escalate into full-blown fighting, Moscow announced on Tuesday following a surprise inspection of troops. | After paying a visit to the soldiers, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told journalists that the personnel met the standards required for the situation. "The troops have shown full readiness and ability to fulfill the tasks of ensuring the country's military security," he said. "Currently, these associations and formations are engaged in drills and exercises." | Shoigu said that the re…

RT (2021-04-13). Mexico arrests 30 marines over alleged forced disappearances in city hit by drug cartel violence. rt.com Dozens of marines have been arrested by Mexican police for allegedly playing a part in forced disappearances in 2014 in the northern city of Nuevo Laredo, the navy has said. The border area has been plagued by cartel drug wars. | The attorney general's office ordered the detention of the naval personnel who were carrying out "surveillance and deterrence" work in the city, which borders the US state of Texas, the navy said in a short statement on Monday night. | Mexico's navy has been a key arm of the government's military-led cartel crackdown in the last 15 years, but it has drawn complaints over alleged human…

RT (2021-04-13). Biden invites Putin to crunch summit amid deteriorating ties between Russia & US, as American warships chart course for Black Sea. rt.com Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart, Joe Biden, have discussed tensions in Ukraine, security issues, and the need for nuclear arms control, with the White House proposing a formal meeting in "a third country." | In a statement published on Tuesday, American officials confirmed that the two leaders had spoken about "a number of regional and global issues." As part of the talks, Biden was said to have "voiced concerns over the sudden Russia military build-up" on the Crimean Peninsula and along the border with Ukraine, calling upon Moscow "to de-escalate tensions." | The exchange comes amid wi…

orinocotribune (2021-04-13). Venezuelan Army Engineers Begin Clearing Mines in Apure State. orinocotribune.com President Nicolás Maduro assured in a speech this Sunday, April 11, that "Venezuelan military engineers have begun work demining the territory of Apure (state bordering Colombia), where they have brought the dirty war to us in Colombia." He also reiterated that there are "irregular armed groups, disguised as guerrillas, but who serve the drug gangs of Iván Duque and àÅlvaro Uribe Vélez." With all of them there will be "zero tolerance," he warned once again. | For their part, Chief General Vladimir Padrino López, Minister of Defense, and Chief Admiral Remigio Ceballos, CEOFANB commander, offered a briefing o…

Kester Kenn Klomegah (2021-04-13). Economic Impacts of Russia's Declining Population. globalresearch.ca Despite various official efforts, including regular payment of maternal capital to …

Rick Rozoff (2021-04-13). Russia deploys two armies, three airborne units to counter threat from 40,000 NATO troops on its border. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Russia deploys two armies, three airborne units to counter threat from 40,000 NATO troops on its borderRick Rozoff Major Russian officials today have warned of military threats posed by the U.S.-led thirty-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organization to its western border: its entire western border. And its northern one as well. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu …

teleSUR (2021-04-13). Russia: The US and NATO Are Turning Ukraine Into a 'Powder Keg'. telesurenglish.net Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov referred to recent tensions at the Russian border with Ukraine as a "powder keg" inflamed by the United States and NATO countries, following an uptick in violence between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russia forces in the eastern Ukrainian region of the Donbas. | RELATED: | "The United States and other NATO countries are deliberately turning Ukraine into a powder keg. If…

James Goodman (2021-04-13). Reclaiming Asylum, Rethinking the Border. progressive.org A much different mindset is needed about border issues—one that doesn't treat asylum seekers as criminals and instead keeps them out of detention and in communities.

ecns.cn (2021-04-13). U.S. developing biological weapons near China, Russia borders, says Putin's adviser. ecns.cn Russian President Vladimir Putin's chief security adviser Nikolai Patrushev has accused the United States of experimenting with biological weapons in regions near the borders of China and Russia, according to Newsweek.

teleSUR (2021-04-13). 'Border Deployment of Troops Is Not a Threat', Russia Clarifies. telesurenglish.net Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday stated that the deployment of Russian troops to regions near the Ukrainian border does not constitute a threat. | RELATED: | "We have already given all explanations both about the movement of our Armed Forces on our territory and about the fact that we pose no threat to anyone," he said in response to the concerns of the G7 group, which is made up of the U.S., Canada, Germany, Fran…

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