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News 4/6/21 News Anon 3.0 04/06/2021 (Tue) 19:55:02 No. 1332613
Vietnam elects new prime minister as Phuc becomes president Mr Phuc, who was widely praised for the country’s successful handling of the coronavirus pandemic, became the first prime minister to be elected as president, according to the National Assembly. Communist Party general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong had been serving as president after the previous leader, Tran Dai Quang, died in office in 2018. https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/w/vietnam-elects-new-prime-minister-phuc-becomes-president Maoists issue statement, say their fight not against security forces The statement claimed that 28 Maoists have been killed in the last four months across the country and they have been able “to kill or injure nearly 100 policemen” during the same time. It cautioned Maoists over the newer technology being used by the state and urged them to be cautious while engaging with it. The Maoists have also called for a nationwide bandh on April 26 in support of farmers’ protest against three farm laws passed in September. https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/maoists-issue-statement-say-their-fight-not-against-security-forces-101617690618172.html https://archive.is/HW6gX Czech Communists vote to withdraw support for PM Babis's government Even if Communist lawmakers support any future vote of no-confidence, the coalition – comprising Babis’s ANO party and the Social Democrats – might still survive as opposition parties have spoken against toppling it so near to an election. https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/czech-communists-vote-to-withdraw-support-for-pm-babiss-government https://archive.is/uou7W Maoist Centre strips four ministers who have sided with Oli of party membership “Maoist Centre has registered its decision at the Parliament secretariat and the decision will be informed at the meeting of the Parliament,” a secretary of the Federal Parliament told the Post on condition of anonymity. “Once the Speaker informs the Parliament about the decision they will be relieved of their position as lawmakers.” https://kathmandupost.com/politics/2021/04/06/maoist-centre-strips-four-ministers-who-have-sided-with-oli-of-party-membership https://archive.is/FxhH7 Israeli forces kill Palestinian man at West Bank flying checkpoint Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man and injured his wife in the early hours of Tuesday morning as the pair were on their way home to their village of Biddu, northwest of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank. Osama Mansour, 42, and his wife Sumayya, 35, were on their way home around 2:30am when they were stopped at a flying checkpoint outside the neighbouring village al-Jib, where Israeli soldiers were conducting a search and arrest operation. https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/palestine-israel-soldiers-kill-west-bank-checkpoint-osama-mansour Iran hails ‘constructive’ nuclear deal talks but dismisses offer of $1bn asset release to halt uranium enrichment Iran has rejected US proposals to suspend its 20% uranium enrichment in return for unfreezing $1 billion of its assets, Tehran’s chief negotiator has said, after a first round of talks to reinstate the 2015 nuclear deal. Negotiator Abbas Araghchi, who is also Iran’s deputy foreign minister, revealed the development after negotiations in Vienna on Tuesday, which he said were “constructive,” according to Iranian state-run news network Press TV. https://on.rt.com/b5gd Municipality of Brazil asks Bolivia to help with Covid-19 tests Authorities from the municipality of Guajara-Mirim, Brazil, in the state of Rondonia, asked their peers in Guayaramerin, Bolivia, to help their citizens access Covid-19 detection tests, as per reports of an official source. https://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=65992&SEO=municipality-of-brazil-asks-bolivia-to-help-with-covid-19-tests France investigates secret restaurants for Paris elite Champagne, lobster and no masks: That’s what a French TV documentary says is on the menu at one of multiple high-end “clandestine restaurants” catering to the Paris elite, in violation of nationwide pandemic restrictions. What’s even more shocking to the newly confined French public — and exhausted medical staff — is that one organizer claimed government ministers are among those who attend. https://apnews.com/article/paris-europe-coronavirus-pandemic-france-931e731b1d0485ef938a4911944cc5b6 Rioters hurl PETROL BOMBS at police trucks, set roadblock amid post-Brexit unrest in Northern Ireland (VIDEO) People are also outraged that authorities declined to prosecute politicians from the pro-EU republican Sinn Fein party for attending the funeral of Bobby Storey, a former Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) fighter. The event drew around 2,000 people in Belfast last June, despite the fact a maximum of 30 were allowed to attend funerals under Covid-19 regulations. https://on.rt.com/b5dt North Korea says it won’t participate in Tokyo Olympics North Korea became the first country to drop out of the Tokyo Olympics because of coronavirus fears, a decision that underscores the challenges facing Japan as it struggles to stage a global sporting event amid a raging pandemic. https://apnews.com/article/winter-olympics-seoul-tokyo-health-south-korea-b42c808476a5e966a25162e4ed93095f
Build the wall, Joe? Biden administration may resume some construction on Trump’s border wall, media says That’s according to a readout of the meeting seen by the Washington Times, a conservative-leaning news site. According to the report, Mayorkas told the ICE officials that while no new wall will be built, the Biden administration can still work on “gaps,” “gates,” and areas “where the wall has been completed but the technology has not been implemented.” https://on.rt.com/b5gk Navy corpsman suspected of shooting 2 victims is dead at Fort Detrick Maryland military lab site A Navy hospital corpsman who had shot and critically wounded two people at a Maryland office park was shot and killed several miles away in Fort Detrick, the main site of the U.S. Army’s biological defense program. 'The U.S. Navy can confirm there was an active shooter incident at Fort Detrick, MD involving U.S. Navy Sailors,” a Navy spokesman said in a statement. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/06/navy-corpsman-shot-two-people-dies-at-maryland-military-lab.html Biden to move COVID-19 vaccine eligibility date to April 19 With states gradually expanding eligibility beyond such priority groups as older people and essential, front-line workers, the president will announce that every adult will be eligible by April 19 to sign up and get in a virtual line to be vaccinated, said White House press secretary Jen Psaki. https://apnews.com/article/biden-move-vaccine-eligibility-date-april-19-021157c7bdf964181e3b63f51b89601e NYPD precinct commander shoots self in Queens: sources Deputy Inspector Denis Mullaney, who commands the 107th Precinct, called the precinct’s executive officer and said he was thinking about killing himself, police sources said. The executive officer immediately called the NYPD’s technical assistance response unit to try and locate Mullaney’s phone, but he had already shot himself, sources said. https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-queens-deputy-inspector-shoots-self-20210405-iwo4yvvrdnfr7lhtavynjgq2nu-story.html https://archive.is/nJ92h ‘What happened next?’ CIA roasted after bragging about arming Afghan Mujahideen, aka the Taliban These “freedom fighters,” who counted Osama Bin Laden as an ally, would eventually morph into the Taliban, a group the US has now been fighting against in Afghanistan for nearly two decades. Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton admitted in 2010 that “the people we are fighting today, we funded 20 years ago,” adding that arming jihadists sounded “like a good idea” at the time. https://on.rt.com/b5g9 Koch-backed group joins marijuana push after Zoom with Snoop Dogg The organization includes Americans for Prosperity, the political advocacy group founded by the Koch brothers; the Reason Foundation, a libertarian think tank; marijuana trade organization the Global Alliance for Cannabis Commerce; and The Weldon Project, a nonprofit that advocates for the release of individuals incarcerated for marijuana offenses. https://www.politico.com/news/2021/04/06/charles-koch-snoop-dogg-marijuana-legalization-479148 https://archive.is/qpaJh
NFTs and SPACs: the insanity of casino capitalism Capitalism is currently in the worst crisis in its history. Much of the economic damage caused by COVD-19 and subsequent lockdowns worldwide is predicted to be permanent, and it is widely understood that there will be no going back to the pre-COVID-19 economy. And yet amidst this economic destruction, certain areas of the economy appear to be booming. Stock market prices have reached new highs this year, after recovering from crashes experienced during the first wave of COVID-19 in 2020, and Bitcoin has reached record highs this year. UK property prices also defied the crash and rose 7.5 percent in the year to January 2021. In other words whilst the real economies suffer from the effects of the crisis, speculative investments have increased on a frenzied level. This is symptomatic of a declining system that lacks any logic or reason. Global capitalism has only been able to keep its head above water in the midst of the biggest crisis in its history thanks to trillions being pumped into the economy by central banks. Instead of being used to repair the damage, the capitalists are throwing this cash at all manner of absurd speculative bubbles. https://www.socialist.net/nfts-and-spacs-the-insanity-of-casino-capitalism.htm Die LINKE: How Left is Germany’s Left Party? Seen from a distance, Germany’s Left Party — which refers to itself, rather arrogantly, as Die LINKE or “The Left” — might seem pretty cool. A party that opposes war, capitalism, and all border controls gets around 10 percent in national elections — what’s not to like? Die LINKE held its party congress on the last weekend of February. It elected a new leadership duo: the former Trotskyist Janine Wissler, known for her criticism of the party joining government coalitions, and Susanne Hennig-Wellsow, who is part of such a government coalition in the state of Thuringia. After several years of stagnation, the party is hoping for an #Aufbruch, which could be translated as a take off or a break out. Loren Balhorn, writing in Jacobin, has provided many important insights for English-speakers about the party’s history and dynamics. (Jacobin’s German edition has published several more analyses of the congress.) As Balhorn points out, Die LINKE does not have a mass working-class base. Among the party’s 60,000 members, many work in Germany’s enormous political superstructure: elected officials, parliamentary assistants, party apparatchiks, employees of associated foundations, etc. One estimate says that 70 percent of the newly elected party leadership, which calls itself the “Movement Left,” work for their party. Another important sector consists of low- and mid-level functionaries for Germany’s sprawling trade union bureaucracies. https://www.leftvoice.org/die-linke-how-left-is-germanys-left-party Glenn Greenwald Took on the Authoritarian Right in Brazil — and Won Imagine this counterfactual: In 2016, a judge presiding over the corruption trial of Hillary Clinton secretly corresponds with the prosecutorial team, strategizing to assure she is found guilty and that the judgment will hold on appeal. He then subjects her to “preventative detention” ahead of the trial verdict, nullifying her ability to run for the presidency. Or, as long as we are telling stories, imagine the same fate for 2020 nominee Bernie Sanders. This, in rough analogue, is what happened to Workers’ Party (PT) candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in 2018 in Brazil. Leading the polls in the run-up to the national elections, Lula was disqualified following the acceptance of a money laundering indictment by Judge Sergio Moro. The far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, an admirer of the Brazilian dictatorship era, prevailed. One of Bolsonaro’s early acts as president was to appoint Lula’s jailer, Moro, to one of the most powerful positions in the country: minister of justice. Glenn Greenwald’s new book, Securing Democracy: My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro’s Brazil, tells the story of Operation Car Wash (Lava Jato in Portuguese), the anti-corruption inquiry led by Moro. That a reporter should break even one story of real consequence, one that shakes up business as usual in a country or region or across the planet, is extremely rare. Excellent journalists go their entire careers without such a story to their names. But in 2013, Greenwald, along with Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill, broke whistleblower Edward Snowden’s National Security Administration (NSA) story. Among many other things, Snowden’s top-secret archive revealed that the NSA was collecting metadata on every single phone call made through Vrizon. Every call, all day, every day. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/04/glenn-greenwald-securing-democracy-review-death-threats-journalism-leaks-lula
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