Daily Archives: April 1, 2021

2021-04-01: News Headlines

Fight Back (2021-04-01). Stop anti-Asian hate rally in Tallahassee, FL. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – On March 27, around 100 activists from across the Tallahassee community gathered in front of the State Capitol building to commemorate the eight victims from the recent Atlanta shooting, and to speak out against Asian American oppression. | The Tallahassee Community Action Committee (TCAC), along with various local organizations such as Asian Coalition of Tallahassee, FSU's Filipino Student Association, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Dream Defenders and other community members took a stand for the victims of the shooting in grief and healing. | The event started off with Daisy Sim, a Korea…

Andy Kroll (2021-04-01). Stumbling into War? tomdispatch.com The leaders of China and the United States certainly don't seek a war with each another. Both the Biden administration and the regime of Chinese President Xi Jinping view economic renewal and growth as their principal objectives. Both are aware that any conflict arising between them, even if restricted to Asia and conducted with non-nuclear weapons — no sure bet — would produce catastrophic regional damage and potentially bring the global economy to its knees. So, neither group has any intention of deliberately starting a war. Each, however, is fully determined to prove its willingness to go to war if…

Moderator (2021-04-01). Biden Is Playing an Apocalyptic Game of Chicken With China. scheerpost.com By Michael Klare / TomDispatch The leaders of China and the United States certainly don't seek a war with each another. Both the Biden administration and the regime of Chinese President Xi Jinping view economic renewal and growth as their principal objectives. Both are aware that any conflict arising between them, even if restricted to Asia and conducted with non-nuclear weapons — no sure bet… |

RT (2021-04-01). Russian diplomats reveal 'acute shortage' of essentials in North Korea caused by Covid-19 restrictions, embassies almost empty. rt.com Diplomats serving in North Korea are enduring a shortage of goods and a lack of medicine, as restrictions to battle the Covid-19 pandemic have caused the already-secretive country to isolate itself even more than before. | Writing on Facebook, the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang revealed that 38 foreign nationals have recently left their diplomatic missions in the country, with representatives from the likes of the UK, Brazil, and Germany also flying home. | "The exodus of foreigners will continue," an embassy statement read. "There are now hardly any foreigners left — fewer than 290 in all. One can understa…

RT (2021-04-01). Only those with Covid vaccine passport will be able to return to their 'daily lives', South Korean PM says. rt.com Seoul has announced it will issue digital certificates verifying a person's Covid-19 vaccination status, becoming the latest nation to adopt the controversial measure as a means to reopen cross-border travel. | South Korea will roll out a smartphone application this month that will be able to show whether someone has been administered the jab, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said on Thursday. The system will use blockchain technology to guard against potential identity theft. | "The introduction of a vaccine passport or 'Green Pass' will only allow those who have been vaccinated to experience the recovery to the…

Kim Petersen (2021-04-01). China and Iran: A Natural Anti-imperialist Alliance. dissidentvoice.org On 15 July 2015 — the day after the United States agreed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA; also called the Iran nuclear deal) along with China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, plus Germany — then US president Barack Obama said in an interview that Iran was "a great civilization." Without listing any …

Anonymous007 (2021-04-01). Behold The Chinese Type 100-Class "God Of Submarines" southfront.org Source: navalnews.com | Chinese submarine, identified as the Type-100 Class is reportedly contesting Russian Navy's mighty Pr.941 Typhoon Class submarine as the largest ever built. | This was The new submarine is reportedly armed with 48 Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles (SLBMs). It can also carry massive nuclear-powered nuclear-armed autonomo…

Dave DeCamp (2021-03-31). Iran's President Sees 'No Serious Efforts' From Biden to Revive Nuclear Deal. news.antiwar.com On Wednesday, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani expressed his growing frustration with the US and said Rouhani's comments come after

Dave DeCamp (2021-03-31). Officials Claim US Is Open to Talks on Roadmap to Revive Iran Nuclear Deal. news.antiwar.com Unnamed US and Western officials The report said the Biden administration initially thought Iran wanted to have a conversation about the first steps towards reviving the deal instead of a full restoration of the agreement. But this doesn't make much se…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-03-31). Nuclear Weapons Blazing: Britain Enters the US-China Fray. counterpunch.org Boris Johnson's March 16 speech before the British Parliament was reminiscent, at least in tone, to that of Chinese President Xi Jinping in October 2019, on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China. The comparison is quite apt if we remember the long-anticipated shift in Britain's foreign policy and Johnson's conservative

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