Monthly Archives: April 2020

2020-04-30: News Headlines

Seth Adler (2020-04-30). How Biden Clipped Sanders on Race. counterpunch.org After the South Carolina loss to Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders' opponents effectively used the African American vote against him. The political moves that clipped his chances of winning, revolved around the following opportunistic argument: because Sanders ran a campaign with a racial justice and anti-racist approach that lost to huge African American majorities, how could

RT (2020-04-30). Libya's UN-recognized govt rejects rival Haftar's offer of Ramadan truce. rt.com The Tripoli-based government of Libya has rejected a truce offer from rival military commander Khalifa Haftar for the month of Ramadan, saying it "did not trust" the pledge made by its eastern-based adversary. | In a statement issued Thursday, the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) insisted it would continue "legitimate self-defense" and would attack "any threat." It also apparently referenced Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), saying it would "put an end to outlaw groups." | The LNA, which controls swathes of eastern and southern Libya, launched an offensive to seize the capital Tripoli in Ap…

en.mehrnews (2020-04-30). BRICS ministers demand removal of US sanctions amid outbreak. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Apr. 30 (MNA) — Foreign ministers of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have called for the cancellation of the US sanctions that have hampered some countries' efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles (2020-04-30). Support Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles – Donate to Our GoFundMe So We Can Reopen Stronger. indybay.org WEBINAR: Support Uhuru Furniture – Not the Banks and Wall Street! May 5, 3pm. Register: Zoom tinyurl.com/DefendUhuruFurniture. This pandemic is devastating our Black community! We are infected and dying of Covid-19 at disproportionately higher rates. UF has served the community for 31 years in Oakland, building an independent African economy. Donate GoFundMe uhurufurniture.org…

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-04-30). Cuba Continues African Solidarity in COVID-19 Battle. globalresearch.ca High-ranking governmental and military leaders in the Republic of South Africa greeted a Cuban medical mission which arrived on April 27. | The 217 Cuban healthcare workers are in the country to assist in efforts to contain and eradicate the COVID-19 …

Ryan Cristián (2020-04-30). Dismantling The Superficial "China Did It" Narrative (Origin Unknown) & CDC "Suspends" Flu Reporting. thelastamericanvagabond.com 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 (4/29/19). 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 …

Philip A Farruggio (2020-04-30). Drone Warfare: "Gods of the Sky" … From A Surveillance Screen. globalresearch.ca An interesting film to watch is Gavin Hood's 2015 Eye in the Sky. It captures the tremendous tension of a joint US/UK drone missile 'Kill' mission in Kenya. The movie had to make the targeed terrorist cell look extremely dangerous. …

news.un (2020-04-30). UN prepares for potentially devastating COVID-19 outbreak in conflict-ravaged northeast Nigeria. news.un.org In northeast Nigeria, where armed conflict has forced millions from their homes, the UN's migration agency, IOM, is supporting the construction of quarantine shelters, as the region braces for an outbreak of COVID-19 which, it warns, would have 'devastating consequences' for those who have been displaced.

Paul Antonopoulos (2020-04-29). Western Accusations of Russian Interference in Libya in Favor of Haftar's LNA. globalresearch.ca Marshal Khalifa Haftar of the Libyan National Army (LNA) has declared that his forces will take control of Libya, arguing that the UN-negotiated unity agreement is dead. The statement was made during a televised

Dorothee Benz (2020-04-29). As Covid-19 Forces Emission Reductions, Media Offer Oil Industry Elegies. fair.org CNN photo ( Last week on April 22 the world marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Air pollution in the

RT (2020-04-29). Covid-19 was already 'silently circulating' in France before virus arrived from China & Italy — study. rt.com The outbreak of the coronavirus in France has little to do with cases imported from China or Italy, as another strain of the disease of unknown origin had already been infecting people in the country, research claims. | The virologists at the Pasteur Institute in Paris have sequenced the genomes from samples taken from 97 French and three Algerian coronavirus patients between January 24 and March 24. | What they found is that the dominant types of Covid-19 viral strains in France differed from those that arrived from China or Italy, and belonged to another group, or 'clade.' | The earliest sample in the French…

Ryan Cristián (2020-04-29). Israel Attacks Syria, US OKs Annexation, OPCW Caught Again & Impending (Already Here) Bio False Flag. thelastamericanvagabond.com 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 …

Gordon Duff (2020-04-29). Intel Drop: CV Perspectives and Revisions. thealtworld.com We are losing around 1000 per day now, down from a high of over 3000. The US averaged 250 a day in combat deaths in World War 2. But the number counts have entered the Alice in Wonderland world. | [ Jim Dean Note: We were at 50,000 ten days ago in Gordon's NEO on the topic, and yet my regular source, www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ , has been showing 2300 and 2400 dead in the last two days but with a 61,656 total for the US as of PM US EST. One would assume they would be tracking each other's numbers to spot anomalies, but they aren't. So the big question is why not? | It also means 75,000 dead, just b…

Pavan Kulkarni (2020-04-29). Small vendors hard hit by government ordered demolitions in Zimbabwe. peoplesdispatch.org Human rights organizations allege that the Zimbabwe government is taking advantage of the lockdown powers to go on a demolition spree, displacing small vendors en masse…

Whitney Webb (2020-04-28). Douglas Valentine Interview — How The COVID-19 Police State Was Born In Vietnam. thelastamericanvagabond.com Interview Transcript: Whitney: Today I am joined by the legendary author and researcher Doug Valentine, whose books, including "The CIA as Organized Crime," among several others, are essential reading for understanding how covert and illegal intelligence operations have shaped, and continue to shape, conflict and policy in the U.S. and beyond. In this interview, we …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-04-28). Cuban doctors arrive to South Africa. peoplesdispatch.org With a robust healthcare system and one of the world's highest ratios of the number of doctors in a country to its population, the communist state has already sent over 1,200 doctors to 22 countries.

Bill Hackwell (2020-04-27). Cuba's Covid-19 Medical Brigades Are Not Medical Diplomacy: They Are International Solidarity at Its Finest. dissidentvoice.org Cuban Medical Brigade going to Italy (Photo credit: Ismael Francisco Gonzalez) Today the latest medical brigade from Cuba's Henry Reeves contingent arrived in South Africa to join the front lines with those saving lives in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. After a 14 day quarantine the 216 member group, made up of family physicians, …

Alan Macleod (2020-04-27). A Soft Power Ploy? Cuba Continues to Aid the Poorest and Least Influential Nations. mintpressnews.com As the coronavirus pandemic grows worse in many countries, Cuba has answered an urgent South African request for aid, sending 217 medical personnel to the country.

Ryan Cristián (2020-04-26). Evidence US Gov Knew Of COVID Before November 2019 & Anti-China Talking Points Expose CV Cover Up. thelastamericanvagabond.com 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 (4/25/19). 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 …

Manuel W Hetzel, Nakul Chitnis (2020-04-25). [Comment] Reducing malaria transmission with reactive focal interventions. thelancet.com A massive scale-up of investments in malaria control resulted in an estimated 663 million lives saved in sub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2015,1 and 11 countries have been certified malaria-free in the current millennium.2 Unfortunately, progress has stalled recently, and increases in malaria incidence were observed in several endemic countries.3 Continuing with business as usual is likely to jeopardise gains made in the past 20 years, and slow the progress towards elimination goals. Innovative and targeted measures are required to complement universal coverage with basic vector control and case management int…

Andrew Green (2020-04-25). [Obituary] Catherine Hamlin. thelancet.com Obstetrician and gynaecologist who transformed treatment of obstetric fistula in Ethiopia. Born on Jan 24, 1924, in Sydney, NSW, Australia, she died on March 18, 2020, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, aged 96 years.

Scarlet Kim (2020-04-24). They Were Willing to Make the Ultimate Sacrifice for the U.S., but Trump Won't Let Them Become Americans. aclu.org Ange Samma, a 22-year-old green card holder from Burkina Faso, came to the United States seven years ago, when he was still a teenager. After studying electrical engineering at community college, he decided to enlist in the U.S. Army in 2018. He wanted to give back to his adopted country and also hoped joining the military would help him achieve his goal of becoming an electrical engineer. , , Ange currently serves on active duty as a soldier in South Korea. But despite serving this country on a U.S. military base in a foreign country, he still hasn't been able to obtain citizenship through his military servic…

Ryan Cristián (2020-04-24). Dr. Rashid Buttar Interview — Why COVID-19 Is Not What You Think. thelastamericanvagabond.com Joining me today to discuss further some of the very relevant and important points we went over during our recent roundtable (www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO2Fh3ThKoE) is Dr. Rashid Buttar. We discuss the very obvious way in which it seems we are all being deceived, and the many and varied ways in which that deception is taking place. (d.tube/c/tlavagabond) …

Staff (2020-04-23). Israel Is Involving Itself In Libya's Civil War. Why? therealnews.com Khalifa Haftar's onslaught on the Libya's capital was openly supported by the UAE, but evidence has emerged that his forces received weapons and training from Israel.

news.un (2020-04-28). As pandemic encroaches on Abyei, tensions rise over disputed territory straddling Sudan, South Sudan. news.un.org 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…

news.un (2020-04-28). Sudan: Coronavirus could be tipping point for 'untold suffering', Bachelet urges sanctions relief. news.un.org In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government and people of Sudan could experience "untold suffering" unless donors act fast to shore up a country still in transition, the top UN human rights official warned on Tuesday.

WSWS (2020-04-30). Aid group warns of 3.2 million COVID-19 deaths, 1 billion infections in war-torn countries. wsws.org 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.

yenisafak (2020-04-30). Mysterious deaths in Nigeria's Kano state. yenisafak.com As the world is busy fighting the deadly coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria's northwestern state of Kano is witnessing mysterious death over the past few days, local media reported on Thursday.As many as 150 people have died in the region, prompting investigations to determine whether they were related to COVID-19."In Nigeria, currently verbal autopsies [gathering information about symptoms and circumstances for a deceased] are underway in Kano state to identify the precise cause of the sudden and rapid increase in mortality in recent days," Mallam Garba, senior special assistant to the President Muhammadu…

sputniknews (2020-04-30). Scientists Discover Potentially Oldest Mammal Dubbed 'Crazy Beast' in Madagascar. sputniknews.com Researchers have discovered a nearly complete skeleton of a mammal that lived on the ancient supercontinent Gondwana, according to the magazine Nature.

Manlio Dinucci (2020-04-29). Video: Liberiamoci dal virus della guerra. globalresearch.ca "Convegno internazionale "Liberiamoci dal virus della guerra" in occasione del 75 ∞ anniversario della Liberazione d'Italia" | Michel Chossudovsky (Canada), economista, direttore del Centro di ricerca sulla globalizzazione; Peter Koenig (Svizzera), economista con lunga esperienza nella Banca Mondiale, Guido Grossi, già dirigente …

Whitney Webb (2020-04-22). Is Trump's "Shoot Down And Destroy" Tweet About Boosting Oil Prices Or A Harbinger Of War With Iran? thelastamericanvagabond.com Trump's recent tweet to "shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships" has sparked concern over a new war in the Middle East. However, the more immediate effect of Trump's tweet has been a big boost in oil prices and a rise in the stock market. Was that Trump's …

Staff (2020-04-22). "Frightening Moment": On Earth Day, Kumi Naidoo on Africa's Twin Pandemics of Coronavirus & Hunger. democracynow.org Some 265 million people are expected to face acute hunger as the coronavirus crisis could trigger a second pandemic of hunger. The crisis is projected to disproportionately affect Africa, where there is already widespread hunger. This comes as the World Health Organization estimates the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa could rise to 10 million in the next three to six months. Ten African countries don't have a single ventilator. "This is an extremely terrifying and frightening moment for the people of Africa. … We were already facing a major food crisis — that was before the coronavirus hit," says lifel…

Ryan Cristián (2020-04-22). "Artificial Intelligence Plan" That Became "Coronavirus Plan" & "China Did It" Narrative Is WMDs 2.0. thelastamericanvagabond.com 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 (4/21/19). 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 …

Paul K. Drain, Nigel Garrett (2020-04-21). [Commentary] SARS-CoV-2 pandemic expanding in sub-Saharan Africa: Considerations for COVID-19 in people living with HIV. thelancet.com In December 2019, a novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, started a global pandemic of respiratory illness, termed COVID-19 [1]. The spectrum of COVID-19 has ranged from a mild, self-limiting respiratory tract illness to severe progressive pneumonia, multi-organ failure, and death [2]. Older patients and those with a weaker immune system appear to have a greater risk of death [3]. Thus far, the vast majority of deaths from COVID-19 have occurred in Italy, China, Iran, and Spain—all Northern hemisphere countries with good health care resources and a low HIV prevalence.

Whitney Webb (2020-04-20). Techno-Tyranny: How The US National Security State Is Using Coronavirus To Fulfill An Orwellian Vision. thelastamericanvagabond.com Last year, a government commission called for the US to adopt an AI-driven mass surveillance system far beyond that used in any other country in order to ensure American hegemony in artificial intelligence. Now, many of the "obstacles" they had cited as preventing its implementation are rapidly being removed under the guise of combating the …

Ryan Cristián (2020-04-20). Coronavirus Roundtable With Dr. Buttar & Dr. Mikovits — How Your System Is Being Used Against You. thelastamericanvagabond.com I was honored to be a part of a Coronavirus roundtable discussion with Dr. Rashid Buttar & Dr. Judy Mikovits recently where we discussed many different aspects of COVID-19 and the lies and misinformation surrounding this topic. We also discussed the legal and constitutional ramifications of the current government response. This discussion was hosted by …

Ryan Cristián (2020-04-20). The Top Ten Marijuana Myths That No One Should Believe. thelastamericanvagabond.com Originally published on October 16, 2016 Even today, with 80% of states legalizing cannabis in some form, and half the country legalizing it for medical purposes, I have been called a lunatic for ever thinking that cannabis would be recognized for the miracle plant that it is. Shockingly enough many have yet to see through …

Ryan Cristián (2020-04-18). David Meiswinkle Interview — Ongoing Suppression Of 9/11 Truth & Proof Of Controlled Demolition. thelastamericanvagabond.com Joining me today is the President and Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, David R. Meiswinkle, Esq. David is a retired New Brunswick police officer and a United States Army veteran, as well as a criminal defense attorney. He is here today to discuss the continuing cover up of 9/11 truth, and …

The Lancet Infectious Diseases (2020-04-17). [Editorial] COVID-19: endgames. thelancet.com As of April 14, 2020, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has killed more than 120‚Äà000 people and led to nearly 2 million confirmed infections worldwide. At least a third of the global population is in some form of lockdown, treading the fine line between health services overwhelmed with rapidly rising infections and an economic recession with its own detrimental health consequences. Although this surreal situation might seem like a plot from the Avengers franchise, the hard reality is that the selfless actions of health-care workers will not alone restore the world to normality.

Ryan Cristián (2020-04-16). In Coronavirus We Trust: Medical Surveillance State For A Gov That's Experimented On You 239 Times. thelastamericanvagabond.com 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 (4/14/19). 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 …

Ryan Cristián (2020-04-15). From Anthrax To Coronavirus: Same 9/11 False Flag Players, New COVID-19 Boogeyman. thelastamericanvagabond.com 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 (4/14/19). 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 …

Whitney Webb (2020-04-14). Driven By The Dramatic Collapse Of US Shale, The Trump Administration Takes Aim At Venezuela. thelastamericanvagabond.com President Trump has claimed that the U.S. no longer needs foreign oil and is "energy independent." Yet, now the U.S. shale oil industry faces near total ruin, meaning that another "war for oil" could be in our future. With Trump again taking aim at Venezuela, we may be closer to war than we think. On …

Ryan Cristián (2020-04-12). Derrick Broze Interview — Government Induced Coronavirus Fear, Removal Of Your Rights & SOLUTIONS. thelastamericanvagabond.com Joining me today is the founder of The Conscious Resistance, activist, researcher and author Derrick Broze. He is here today to discuss his outstanding work on the Coronavirus event, his coverage of 5G (both as it pertains to Coronavirus and just its inherent dangers as a technology) and the real world solutions for the many …

Ryan Cristián (2020-04-12). Robert Inlakesh Interview — Israel Uses Palestinians As Human Experiments, COVID-19 Is No Different. thelastamericanvagabond.com I find it incredibly insulting that the western mainstream world can willfully ignore places like Gaza and Yemen, even while they have been suffering intentionally created humanitarian crises at the hands of the "good guys" for years. And many out there still lost to the two-party deception simply toe the line and act like it's …

Whitney Webb (2020-04-11). Meet The Companies Poised To Build The Kushner-Backed "Coronavirus Surveillance System" thelastamericanvagabond.com The three companies behind the leading proposal to build a "national coronavirus surveillance system", an initiative spearheaded by Jared Kushner, boast deep ties to Google, intelligence-linked venture capital firms as well as one of last year's eerily predictive "pandemic" simulations. On April 7, Politico reported that the President's son-in-law Jared Kushner was spearheading an all-private …

Whitney Webb & Raul Diego (2020-04-09). A Killer Enterprise: How One of Big Pharma's Most Corrupt Companies Plans to Corner the Covid-19 Cure Market. thelastamericanvagabond.com One of the most politically-connected yet scandal ridden vaccine companies in the United States, with troubling ties to the 2001 anthrax attacks and opioid crisis, is set to profit handsomely from the current Coronavirus crisis. In August 2001, biopharmaceutical company BioPort faced imminent disaster. A series of company scandals, controversial federal bail-outs and severe, adverse …

Ryan Cristián (2020-04-09). "COVID-19" Whatever It Is, Was Here Before 2020 & Clear Evidence Death Numbers Are Being Manipulated. thelastamericanvagabond.com 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 (4/9/19). 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 …

Ryan Cristián (2020-04-08). US Gov Gives 1M Masks To Israel During Shortage, Coronavirus Censorship & Trump 'Holds' WHO Funding. thelastamericanvagabond.com 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 (4/7/19). 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 …

Ryan Cristián (2020-04-07). Coronavirus Is Being Covered Up & Suppressed Just Like The 1918 Spanish (Kansas) Flu. thelastamericanvagabond.com 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 (4/6/19). 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 …

Ryan Cristián (2020-04-05). US Gov Accused Of 'Hijacking' Coronavirus PPE, Medical Martial Law Is Here & US Uses COVID19 For War. thelastamericanvagabond.com 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 (4/4/19). 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 …

2020-04-30: Social Media Postees

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How Biden Clipped Sanders on Race
Seth Adler | counterpunch.org | 2020-04-30
After the South Carolina loss to Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders' opponents effectively used the African American vote against him. The political moves that clipped his chances of winning, revolved around the following opportunistic argument: because Sanders ran a campaign with a racial justice and anti-racist approach that lost to huge African American majorities, how could…
counterpunch.org/2020/04/30/how-biden-clipped-sanders-on-race/

Support Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles – Donate to Our GoFundMe So We Can Reopen Stronger
Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles | indybay.org | 2020-04-30
WEBINAR: Support Uhuru Furniture – Not the Banks and Wall Street! May 5, 3pm. Register: Zoom tinyurl.com/DefendUhuruFurniture. This pandemic is devastating our Black community! We are infected and dying of Covid-19 at disproportionately higher rates. UF has served the community for 31 years in Oakland, building an independent African economy. Donate GoFundMe uhurufurniture.org…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/04/29/18832680.php

BRICS ministers demand removal of US sanctions amid outbreak
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-04-30
TEHRAN, Apr. 30 (MNA)

Cuba Continues African Solidarity in COVID-19 Battle
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-30
High-ranking governmental and military leaders in the Republic of South Africa greeted a Cuban medical mission which arrived on April 27. | The 217 Cuban healthcare workers are in the country to assist in efforts to contain and eradicate the COVID-19 …
globalresearch.ca/cuba-continues-african-solidarity-covid-19-battle/5711342

Dismantling The Superficial "China Did It" Narrative (Origin Unknown) & CDC "Suspends" Flu Reporting
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-04-30
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 (4/29/19). 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 …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/dismantling-superficial-china-did-narrative-origin-unknown-cdc-suspends-flu-reporting/

Drone Warfare: "Gods of the Sky" … From A Surveillance Screen
Philip A Farruggio | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-30
An interesting film to watch is Gavin Hood's 2015 Eye in the Sky. It captures the tremendous tension of a joint US/UK drone missile 'Kill' mission in Kenya. The movie had to make the targeed terrorist cell look extremely dangerous. …
globalresearch.ca/drone-warfare-gods-of-the-sky-from-a-surveillance-screen/5711321

Libya's UN-recognized govt rejects rival Haftar's offer of Ramadan truce
rt.com | 2020-04-30
The Tripoli-based government of Libya has rejected a truce offer from rival military commander Khalifa Haftar for the month of Ramadan, saying it "did not trust" the pledge made by its eastern-based adversary. | In a statement issued Thursday, the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) insisted it would continue "legitimate self-defense" and would attack "any threat." It also apparently referenced Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), saying it would "put an end to outlaw groups." | The LNA, which controls swathes of eastern and southern Libya, launched an offensive to seize the capital Tripoli in Ap…
rt.com/newsline/487466-libya-gna-rejects-ramadan-truce/

UN prepares for potentially devastating COVID-19 outbreak in conflict-ravaged northeast Nigeria
news.un.org | 2020-04-30
In northeast Nigeria, where armed conflict has forced millions from their homes, the UN's migration agency, IOM, is supporting the construction of quarantine shelters, as the region braces for an outbreak of COVID-19 which, it warns, would have 'devastating consequences' for those who have been displaced.
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Western Accusations of Russian Interference in Libya in Favor of Haftar's LNA
Paul Antonopoulos | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-29
Marshal Khalifa Haftar of the Libyan National Army (LNA) has declared that his forces will take control of Libya, arguing that the UN-negotiated unity agreement is dead. The statement was made during a televised speech, in which Haftar reported …
globalresearch.ca/western-accusations-russian-interference-libya-distraction-own-crimes/5711184

As Covid-19 Forces Emission Reductions, Media Offer Oil Industry Elegies
Dorothee Benz | fair.org | 2020-04-29
CNN photo ( 4/17/20) of lions taking advantage of the shutdown to take over a road in South Africa. | Last week on April 22 the world marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Air pollution in the world's major cities was down dramatically; for the first time in decades, the Himalayan Mountains could be seen from 10…
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COVID-19 Means a Systemic Human Development Crisis, UNDP Warns
telesurenglish.net | 2020-04-29
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Wednesday warned of the "enormous differences" in the countries' capabilities to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, which is not only a global health emergency but also a systemic human development crisis. | RELATED: | Sub-Saharan Africa Won't Be Spared in Health, Economic Crisis: IMF | "It is a systemi…
telesurenglish.net/news/COVID-19-Means-a-Systemic-Human-Development-Crisis-UNDP-Warns-20200429-0004.html

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 …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/israel-attacks-syria-us-oks-annexation-opcw-caught-again-impending-already-here-bio-false-flag/

Intel Drop: CV Perspectives and Revisions
Gordon Duff | thealtworld.com | 2020-04-29
We are losing around 1000 per day now, down from a high of over 3000. The US averaged 250 a day in combat deaths in World War 2. But the number counts have entered the Alice in Wonderland world. | [ Jim Dean Note: We were at 50,000 ten days ago in Gordon's NEO on the topic, and yet my regular source, www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ , has been showing 2300 and 2400 dead in the last two days but with a 61,656 total for the US as of PM US EST. One would assume they would be tracking each other's numbers to spot anomalies, but they aren't. So the big question is why not? | It also means 75,000 dead, just b…

Intel Drop: CV Perspectives and Revisions

Small vendors hard hit by government ordered demolitions in Zimbabwe
Pavan Kulkarni | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-04-29
Human rights organizations allege that the Zimbabwe government is taking advantage of the lockdown powers to go on a demolition spree, displacing small vendors en masse…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/04/29/small-vendors-hard-hit-by-government-ordered-demolitions-in-zimbabwe/

Cuban doctors arrive to South Africa
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-04-28
With a robust healthcare system and one of the world's highest ratios of the number of doctors in a country to its population, the communist state has already sent over 1,200 doctors to 22 countries.
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/04/28/cuban-doctors-arrive-to-south-africa/

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…
telesurenglish.net/news/French-NGO-Nominates-Cuban-Doctors-For-Nobel-Peace-Prize-20200428-0018.html

A Soft Power Ploy? Cuba Continues to Aid the Poorest and Least Influential Nations
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-04-27
As the coronavirus pandemic grows worse in many countries, Cuba has answered an urgent South African request for aid, sending 217 medical personnel to the country.
mintpressnews.com/medical-internationalism-cuba-sends-217-doctors-aid-south-africa-coronavirus/267036/

Cuba's Covid-19 Medical Brigades Are Not Medical Diplomacy: They Are International Solidarity at Its Finest
Bill Hackwell | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-04-27
Cuban Medical Brigade going to Italy (Photo credit: Ismael Francisco Gonzalez) Today the latest medical brigade from Cuba's Henry Reeves contingent arrived in South Africa to join the front lines with those saving lives in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. After a 14 day quarantine the 216 member group, made up of family physicians, …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/04/cubas-covid-19-medical-brigades-are-not-medical-diplomacy-they-are-international-solidarity-at-its-finest/

Evidence US Gov Knew Of COVID Before November 2019 & Anti-China Talking Points Expose CV Cover Up
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-04-26
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 (4/25/19). 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 …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/evidence-us-gov-knew-of-covid-before-november-2019-anti-china-talking-points-expose-cv-cover-up/

[Comment] Reducing malaria transmission with reactive focal interventions
Manuel W Hetzel, Nakul Chitnis | thelancet.com | 2020-04-25
A massive scale-up of investments in malaria control resulted in an estimated 663 million lives saved in sub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2015,1 and 11 countries have been certified malaria-free in the current millennium.2 Unfortunately, progress has stalled recently, and increases in malaria incidence were observed in several endemic countries.3 Continuing with business as usual is likely to jeopardise gains made in the past 20 years, and slow the progress towards elimination goals. Innovative and targeted measures are required to complement universal coverage with basic vector control and case management int…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30678-4/fulltext?rss=yes

[Obituary] Catherine Hamlin
Andrew Green | thelancet.com | 2020-04-25
Obstetrician and gynaecologist who transformed treatment of obstetric fistula in Ethiopia. Born on Jan 24, 1924, in Sydney, NSW, Australia, she died on March 18, 2020, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, aged 96 years.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30816-3/fulltext?rss=yes

They Were Willing to Make the Ultimate Sacrifice for the U.S., but Trump Won't Let Them Become Americans
Scarlet Kim | aclu.org | 2020-04-24
Ange Samma, a 22-year-old green card holder from Burkina Faso, came to the United States seven years ago, when he was still a teenager. After studying electrical engineering at community college, he decided to enlist in the U.S. Army in 2018. He wanted to give back to his adopted country and also hoped joining the military would help him achieve his goal of becoming an electrical engineer. , , Ange currently serves on active duty as a soldier in South Korea. But despite serving this country on a U.S. military base in a foreign country, he still hasn't been able to obtain citizenship through his military servic…
aclu.org/news/immigrants-rights/they-were-willing-to-make-the-ultimate-sacrifice-for-the-u-s-but-trump-wont-let-them-become-americans

Israel Is Involving Itself In Libya's Civil War. Why?
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-04-23
Khalifa Haftar's onslaught on the Libya's capital was openly supported by the UAE, but evidence has emerged that his forces received weapons and training from Israel.
therealnews.com/stories/israel-mossad-libya-civil-war-khalifa-haftar

"Frightening Moment": On Earth Day, Kumi Naidoo on Africa's Twin Pandemics of Coronavirus & Hunger
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-04-22
Some 265 million people are expected to face acute hunger as the coronavirus crisis could trigger a second pandemic of hunger. The crisis is projected to disproportionately affect Africa, where there is already widespread hunger. This comes as the World Health Organization estimates the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa could rise to 10 million in the next three to six months. Ten African countries don't have a single ventilator. "This is an extremely terrifying and frightening moment for the people of Africa. … We were already facing a major food crisis

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…
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/04/1062762

Sudan: Coronavirus could be tipping point for 'untold suffering', Bachelet urges sanctions relief
news.un.org | 2020-04-28
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government and people of Sudan could experience "untold suffering" unless donors act fast to shore up a country still in transition, the top UN human rights official warned on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/04/1062782

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.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/04/30/ircr-a30.html

Mysterious deaths in Nigeria's Kano state
yenisafak.com | 2020-04-30
As the world is busy fighting the deadly coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria's northwestern state of Kano is witnessing mysterious death over the past few days, local media reported on Thursday.As many as 150 people have died in the region, prompting investigations to determine whether they were related to COVID-19."In Nigeria, currently verbal autopsies [gathering information about symptoms and circumstances for a deceased] are underway in Kano state to identify the precise cause of the sudden and rapid increase in mortality in recent days," Mallam Garba, senior special assistant to the President Muhammadu…
yenisafak.com/en/world/mysterious-deaths-in-nigerias-kano-state-3518319

Scientists Discover Potentially Oldest Mammal Dubbed 'Crazy Beast' in Madagascar
sputniknews.com | 2020-04-30
Researchers have discovered a nearly complete skeleton of a mammal that lived on the ancient supercontinent Gondwana, according to the magazine Nature.
sputniknews.com/science/202004301079143165-scientists-discover-potentially-oldest-mammal-dubbed-crazy-beast-in-madagascar/

Video: Liberiamoci dal virus della guerra
Manlio Dinucci | globalresearch.ca | 2020-04-29
"Convegno internazionale "Liberiamoci dal virus della guerra" in occasione del 75 ∞ anniversario della Liberazione d'Italia" | Michel Chossudovsky (Canada), economista, direttore del Centro di ricerca sulla globalizzazione; Peter Koenig (Svizzera), economista con lunga esperienza nella Banca Mondiale, Guido Grossi, già dirigente …
globalresearch.ca/video-liberiamoci-dal-virus-della-guerra/5711191

"Frightening Moment": On Earth Day, Kumi Naidoo on Africa's Twin Pandemics of Coronavirus & Hunger
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-04-22
Some 265 million people are expected to face acute hunger as the coronavirus crisis could trigger a second pandemic of hunger. The crisis is projected to disproportionately affect Africa, where there is already widespread hunger. This comes as the World Health Organization estimates the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa could rise to 10 million in the next three to six months. Ten African countries don't have a single ventilator. "This is an extremely terrifying and frightening moment for the people of Africa. … We were already facing a major food crisis

Is Trump's "Shoot Down And Destroy" Tweet About Boosting Oil Prices Or A Harbinger Of War With Iran?
Whitney Webb | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-04-22
Trump's recent tweet to "shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships" has sparked concern over a new war in the Middle East. However, the more immediate effect of Trump's tweet has been a big boost in oil prices and a rise in the stock market. Was that Trump's …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/foreign-policy/trumps-shoot-destroy-tweet-about-boosting-oil-prices-harbinger-war-with-iran/

"Artificial Intelligence Plan" That Became "Coronavirus Plan" & "China Did It" Narrative Is WMDs 2.0
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-04-22
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 (4/21/19). 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 …
thelastamericanvagabond.com/daily-wrap-up/artificial-intelligence-plan-that-became-coronavirus-plan-china-did-it-narrative-wmds-2-0/

[Commentary] SARS-CoV-2 pandemic expanding in sub-Saharan Africa: Considerations for COVID-19 in people living with HIV
Paul K. Drain, Nigel Garrett | thelancet.com | 2020-04-21
In December 2019, a novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, started a global pandemic of respiratory illness, termed COVID-19 [1]. The spectrum of COVID-19 has ranged from a mild, self-limiting respiratory tract illness to severe progressive pneumonia, multi-organ failure, and death [2]. Older patients and those with a weaker immune system appear to have a greater risk of death [3]. Thus far, the vast majority of deaths from COVID-19 have occurred in Italy, China, Iran, and Spain–all Northern hemisphere countries with good health care resources and a low HIV prevalence.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PIIS2589-5370(20)30086-9/fulltext?rss=yes