2021-04-10: News Headlines

Joshua Cho (2021-04-10). Western media incite anti-Asian racism when they join in Cold War against China. mronline.org Over the past few weeks, the subject of anti-Asian racism has received an unusual degree of Western media attention, ever since a video showing the January 28 killing of Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year-old Thai immigrant in San Francisco, was widely shared on social media. | April 10, 2021 | Newswire…

Ted Kelly (2021-04-10). PA DOC: Stop persecuting Bryant Arroyo for exercising free speech! workers.org Bryant Arroyo, an incarcerated worker at Pennsylvania SCI Frackville, was placed in isolated custody for several days — in other words, thrown in the hole — for suggesting to friends and family that they keep their recordings of video conference calls and share what he says through social media, so . . . |

Carlos Arellán (2021-04-10). Venezuela's Arreaza Denounces Colombia's 'Unusual' Response to Request for Dialogue to Fight Colombian Paramilitary. orinocotribune.com Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza described as "unusual" the position of Colombia regarding Venezuela's request for dialogue made through the United Nations, to coordinate a response to Colombian paramilitary incursion in recent weeks inside Venezuelan territory and causing death, damage to property, and panic in the population. | The Venezuelan diplomat, in response to a message on Twitter from the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Colombia, pointed out that his Colombian counterpart had replied to Venezuela's request for dialogue with "a primitive, irresponsible and ideological script." | According to…

Carola Chavez (2021-04-10). Summary of Latest Venezuelan Fake News. orinocotribune.com By Carola Chavez — Apr 7, 2021 | Last weekend, a thug from the El Coqui gang took a dip in the pool of a police club. I saw it with my own eyes: a guy on the edge of the pool, throwing himself in, as if it was an everyday thing, along with a write-up that said who he was. "We do not believe in policemen, or in anyone," they said, dying of laughter, and then splash! | The dip was a trending topic last weekend and even today, despite the fact that one of the most vociferous "news outlets" specialized in fake news tweets posted the correction—yes—in a single and timid tweet about the false news item…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-04-10). Aid worker sentenced to 20 years in Saudi prison. peoplesdispatch.org A Saudi terror court sentenced a former Red Crescent employee Abdulrahman al-Sadhan to 20 years in prison and a two-decade travel ban. He is believed to have been convicted for operating an anonymous Twitter account critical of the Saudi regime.

Justice for George Floyd (2021-04-10). #ChauvinIsGuilty Reports Juror Misconduct. indybay.org Here is the juror misconduct in the Derek Chauvin trial from #ChauvinIsGuilty, posted 4/9/21: Juror #11 swiveling in chair #5 doodling on note pad during testimony. Defendant got up and stood by the guest of #5 during recess and defense atty shooed away media when they attempted to speak with that person! BIASED JURY! See twitter.com/hashtag/ChauvinIsGuilty?src=hashtag_click&f=live

orinocotribune (2021-04-09). Venezuela to Send Humanitarian Aid to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines — La Soufrière Volcano. orinocotribune.com In the next few hours, Venezuela will send humanitarian aid and disaster management experts to cooperate in evacuation and preventive relocation of citizens in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, following the alert issued by the authorities of that country after an increase in the activity of the La Soufrière volcano. | The information was provided this Thursday, April 8, by Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza through his Twitter account @jaarreaza: "In the next few hours #Venezuela will send humanitarian supplies and disaster management experts to cooperate in evacuation and preventive relocation of…

Max Blumenthal (2021-04-09). Anti-war activist visited by police after posting embarrassing AOC video. thegrayzone.com An anti-war activist was visited by California Highway Patrol officers after posting video of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's bumbling comments on Israel-Palestine. The action, which AOC denies triggering, was initiated by a call to US Capitol Police. As he waited for a food delivery at his home in Los Angeles on April 8, Ryan Wentz, an anti-war activist and producer for the online viral program Soapbox, heard two men calling his name from over his front gate. When he approached, he …

Lee Camp (2021-04-09). Lee Camp: How Corporate America Supports Racism, Hatred & Exploitation (in New & Fun Ways!). mintpressnews.com Corporations like General Mills and ExxonMobil aren't going to save us from white supremacist violence or climate annihilation with their piddly tweets.

teleSUR (2021-04-09). Scientist Uses Facebook-Like Algorithm To Predict Alzheimer. telesurenglish.net "We fed the algorithm all of the data held on the known proteins so it could learn and predict the language of proteins in the same way these models learn about human language and how WhatsApp knows how to suggest words for you to use," the first author of the paper Dr. Kadi Liis Saar explained.

RT (2021-04-09). Algorithms used by Netflix, Amazon, and Facebook can 'predict' language of cancer and diseases such as Alzheimer's — study. rt.com Researchers have developed a machine-learning algorithm similar to those used by Facebook and Netflix that can decode the molecular language of disease and potentially revolutionize the world of medicine. | Recommendations on social media and online entertainment platforms are derived from powerful machine-learning algorithms that monitor behavior patterns to suggest potential friends or connections, or the next series or film to watch on platforms such as Netflix. Predictive text on a smartphone also makes use of deep language learning to anticipate which words a user is likely to need next as they write a se…

RT (2021-04-09). 'Gayduck' goes straight? Russian Railways faces bill for signage change after Black Sea train station becomes butt of online jokes. rt.com A train station in the southern Russian village of Gayduck is to change its name, after a picture of its bilingual platform sign went viral. However, according to railway administrators, no complaints were actually submitted. | A suburb of the Black Sea port city of Novorossiysk, Gayduck is named after Fedor Ivanovich Gayduk, the region's first winegrower. | Good morning from the Krasnodar region, in southern Russia, where the English translation of this train station sign is causing much amusement. | –ì–∞–π–¥—É–∫ is a suburb of Novorossiysk, a…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-04-09). Greta Thunberg Says She'll Skip UN Climate Conference Over Covid-19 Vaccine Inequity. commondreams.org "Of course I would love to attend the Glasgow #COP26," she tweeted Friday. "But not unless everyone can take part on the same terms." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/chill-donald-thunberg_0_0.jpg

Nadda Osman (2021-04-09). Sudan: Hundreds of women rally against gender-based violence. middleeasteye.net Sudan: Hundreds of women rally against gender-based violence | The protesters made a list of demands, including enshrining gender equality into Sudanese law | Fri, 04/09/2021 – 13: 09 | Hundreds of women gathered in Khartoum to protest against gender-based violence (Screengrab/Social media) | Hundreds of women gathered in Sudan's capital Khartoum on Thursday to protest against gender-based violence and r…

Alex MacDonald (2021-04-09). Quilliam: British 'counter-extremist' group closes citing lack of funds. middleeasteye.net Quilliam: British 'counter-extremist' group closes citing lack of funds | Co-founder Maajid Nawaz says on Twitter that the Covid-19 pandemic hit the 'non-profit' organisation hard | Fri, 04/09/2021 – 16: 04 | Maajid Nawaz, Quilliam's co-founder, at an event in New York (AFP) | British "counter-extremist" organisation Quilliam has announced that it is closing down, citing financial hardship. | In…

_____ (2021-04-09). Western Media Incite Anti-Asian Racism. popularresistance.org Over the past few weeks, the subject of anti-Asian racism has received an unusual degree of Western media attention, ever since a video showing the January 28 killing of Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year-old Thai immigrant in San Francisco, was widely shared on social media. Coverage intensified when gunman Robert Aaron Long targeted three Asian-owned spas on March 6, killing six Asian women among eight victims in Atlanta, Georgia. Local and national media centered the gunman's professed motive of a "sex addiction" and police statements disputing whether the crime was racially motivated, even though gendered racism…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-09). Artificial Intelligence Could 'Crack The Language' Of Cancer And Alzheimer's. eurasiareview.com Powerful algorithms used by Netflix, Amazon and Facebook can 'predict' the biological language of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, scientists have found. | Big data produced during decades of research was fed into a computer language model to see if artificial intelligence can make more advanced discoveries than humans. | Academics based at St John's College, University of Cambridge, found the machine-learning technology could decipher the 'biological language' of cancer, Alzheimer's, and other neurodegenerative diseases. | Their ground-breaking study has been published in the scientific…

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2021-04-09: News Headlines

Max Blumenthal (2021-04-09). Anti-war activist visited by police after posting embarrassing AOC video. thegrayzone.com An anti-war activist said he was visited by California Highway Patrol officers after posting video of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's bumbling comments on Israel-Palestine. The action, which AOC denies triggering, was initiated by a call to US Capitol Police. As he waited for a food delivery at his home in Los Angeles on April 8, Ryan Wentz, an anti-war activist and producer for the online viral program Soapbox, heard two men calling his name from over his front gate. When he …

Lee Camp (2021-04-09). Lee Camp: How Corporate America Supports Racism, Hatred & Exploitation (in New & Fun Ways!). mintpressnews.com Corporations like General Mills and ExxonMobil aren't going to save us from white supremacist violence or climate annihilation with their piddly tweets.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-09). Artificial Intelligence Could 'Crack The Language' Of Cancer And Alzheimer's. eurasiareview.com Powerful algorithms used by Netflix, Amazon and Facebook can 'predict' the biological language of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, scientists have found. | Big data produced during decades of research was fed into a computer language model to see if artificial intelligence can make more advanced discoveries than humans. | Academics based at St John's College, University of Cambridge, found the machine-learning technology could decipher the 'biological language' of cancer, Alzheimer's, and other neurodegenerative diseases. | Their ground-breaking study has been published in the scientific…

orinocotribune (2021-04-09). Venezuela to Send Humanitarian Aid to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines — La Soufrière Volcano. orinocotribune.com In the next few hours, Venezuela will send humanitarian aid and disaster management experts to cooperate in evacuation and preventive relocation of citizens in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, following the alert issued by the authorities of that country after an increase in the activity of the La Soufrière volcano. | The information was provided this Thursday, April 8, by Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza through his Twitter account @jaarreaza: "In the next few hours #Venezuela will send humanitarian supplies and disaster management experts to cooperate in evacuation and preventive relocation of…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-04-09). Greta Thunberg Says She'll Skip UN Climate Conference Over Covid-19 Vaccine Inequity. commondreams.org "Of course I would love to attend the Glasgow #COP26," she tweeted Friday. "But not unless everyone can take part on the same terms." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/chill-donald-thunberg_0_0.jpg

Alex MacDonald (2021-04-09). Quilliam: British 'counter-extremist' group closes citing lack of funds. middleeasteye.net Quilliam: British 'counter-extremist' group closes citing lack of funds | Co-founder Maajid Nawaz says on Twitter that the Covid-19 pandemic hit the 'non-profit' organisation hard | Fri, 04/09/2021 – 16: 04 | Maajid Nawaz, Quilliam's co-founder, at an event in New York (AFP) | British "counter-extremist" organisation Quilliam has announced that it is closing down, citing financial hardship. | In…

Justice for George Floyd (2021-04-09). #ChauvinIsGuilty Reports Juror Misconduct. indybay.org Here is the juror misconduct in the Derek Chauvin trial from #ChauvinIsGuilty, posted 4/9/21: Juror #11 swiveling in chair #5 doodling on note pad during testimony. Defendant got up and stood by the guest of #5 during recess and defense atty shooed away media when they attempted to speak with that person! BIASED JURY! See twitter.com/hashtag/ChauvinIsGuilty?src=hashtag_click&f=live

_____ (2021-04-09). Western Media Incite Anti-Asian Racism. popularresistance.org Over the past few weeks, the subject of anti-Asian racism has received an unusual degree of Western media attention, ever since a video showing the January 28 killing of Vicha Ratanapakdee, an 84-year-old Thai immigrant in San Francisco, was widely shared on social media. Coverage intensified when gunman Robert Aaron Long targeted three Asian-owned spas on March 6, killing six Asian women among eight victims in Atlanta, Georgia. Local and national media centered the gunman's professed motive of a "sex addiction" and police statements disputing whether the crime was racially motivated, even though gendered racism…

Nadda Osman (2021-04-09). Sudan: Hundreds of women rally against gender-based violence. middleeasteye.net Sudan: Hundreds of women rally against gender-based violence | The protesters made a list of demands, including enshrining gender equality into Sudanese law | Fri, 04/09/2021 – 13: 09 | Hundreds of women gathered in Khartoum to protest against gender-based violence (Screengrab/Social media) | Hundreds of women gathered in Sudan's capital Khartoum on Thursday to protest against gender-based violence and r…

_____ (2021-04-08). The Capitol Raid And Pandemic Can Help Us Empathize With Venezuelans. popularresistance.org The January 6th raid on the Capitol and the pandemic that has upended the lives of every American seemingly have nothing to do with Venezuela. But the effects they had on U.S. political and economic stability offer a glimpse into what Venezuelans have been going through for the past several years of failed coups and sanctions. | Remember how January 6th felt? The shock, confusion and fear. The constant refreshing of Twitter feeds or eyes glued to cable news, watching a bunch of extremists attempt to overthrow the government. The not knowing what was going to happen next and whether it would impact our daily lives…

teleSUR (2021-04-08). India: PM's Party Accused of Selling Citizens' Private Data. telesurenglish.net Sitaram Yechury, the chief of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M), recently accused Narendra Modi's government of selling personal details of Indians to a private firm, Fast Lane Automotive Private Limited (FLA). | RELATED; | Yechury attacked Modi's governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) through a series of tweets and alleged that the "personal privacy of all Indians is up for sale!" | He added that despite Modi's governmen…

teleSUR (2021-04-08). US: Muslim Advocacy Group Sues Facebook Over Hate Speech Use. telesurenglish.net Muslim Advocates, a civil rights organization based in Washington, DC, in the United States, has repeatedly called on the social media giant to take more decisive actions on content displaying anti-Muslim bigotry and white supremacist content. | RELATED: | Muslim Advocates is one of several civil rights organizations that have repeatedly called on Facebook to do more to eliminate anti-Muslim bigotry and white supremacist co…

orinocotribune (2021-04-08). Jorge Arreaza Rejects Peru's Comments About Venezuela Obstructing Voting for 20,000 Peruvians in Venezuela. orinocotribune.com The National Office of Electoral Processes of Peru (ONPE) denounced an alleged lack of cooperation by Venezuelan authorities in the organization of voting for Peruvians residing in Venezuela for the general elections on April 11. In response, Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza denied the accusation, and assured that the State has not obstructed the right to vote for the over 20,000 Peruvians registered to vote in Venezuela. | In Arreaza's tweet, he shared a post by the former Peruvian ambassador to Venezuela (currently residing in Venezuela), Luis Raygada Souza-Ferreira, in which the latter shared…

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III (2021-04-08). The Vaccine Race And Scramble For Equity — Analysis. eurasiareview.com The health crisis triggered a frenzied race to develop vaccines to defeat the coronavirus, with pharmaceutical companies from advanced and emerging countries ramping up their medical research and development programs. Prestige, profit and influence provided key motivations. Traditional and novel approaches to vaccine development were pursued. Chinese and Indian vaccine makers, for instance, used tried-and-tested inactivated viruses, while Western manufacturers worked on new scientific interventions such as viral vector, DNA and RNA-based vaccines. Each approach has its own upsides and weaknesses. For instance.

anonymous 888 (2021-04-08). Never Subscribe to a YouTube Channel. indybay.org You should NEVER subscribe to a YouTube channel, at least never more than one at a time! Let me explain why.

anonymous 888 (2021-04-08). Never Subscribe to a YouTube Channel! indybay.org You should NEVER subscribe to a YouTube channel, at least never more than one at a time! Let me explain why.

ecns.cn (2021-04-08). Beijing defends Ankara embassy's Twitter statement on Xinjiang. ecns.cn Turkey called in China's ambassador on Tuesday after the embassy said on Twitter it had "the right to respond" to opposition leaders who criticized China's alleged treatment of Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang.

MEE staff (2021-04-08). Facebook sued for 'failing' to stop anti-Muslim hate speech. middleeasteye.net Facebook sued for 'failing' to stop anti-Muslim hate speech | US civil rights group asserts Facebook falsely promised to remove content that violated moderation standards | Thu, 04/08/2021 – 21: 01 | Facebook has been accused of providing a platform for the incitement of violence against Muslims across the world (AFP) | A US civil rights group launched legal proceedings against Facebook on Thursday, claiming t…

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