Daily Archives: 2020-05-08

2020-05-08: News Headlines

Ryan Cristián (2020-05-09). "Gene-Edited" Future Justified By COVID-19 & France Admits Athletes Infected At Wuhan Military Games. 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 (5/8/19). 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 …

Staff (2020-05-08). "A Lynch Mob": After Months of Inaction, 2 White Men Are Charged with Murder of Ahmaud Arbery in GA. democracynow.org The two white men caught on camera shooting and killing Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old African American man, were arrested and charged Thursday with murder. The arrests came two days after video of the attack in February was shared with the public, sparking widespread outrage. Today would have been Arbery's 26th birthday. We speak with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents the Arbery family and formerly represented Trayvon Martin.

Staff (2020-05-08). "A Terrible Price": Mardi Gras Story Lays Bare How COVID-19 Is Devastating Black America. democracynow.org We look at the deadly disparate impact of the pandemic on African Americans as told through an in-depth story for The New York Times Magazine by writer Linda Villarosa in her new piece, "'A Terrible Price': The Deadly Racial Disparities of Covid-19 in America," that tells what happened to the Zulu club, a Black social organization in New Orleans, during and after Mardi Gras. She reports that the experience is usually a joy, but the coronavirus made it a tragedy.

RT (2020-05-08). British coastguards rescue more than 120 migrants on 7 boats in Channel. rt.com British coastguards rescued more than 120 migrants trying to cross the English Channel on seven small boats, French maritime authorities said on Friday. | The rescue took place in the night from Thursday to Friday, according to a spokesman for the Maritime Prefecture for the Channel and North Sea. | Border officials and coastguards in Britain and France have intercepted numerous attempted crossings in recent months as migrants have repeatedly tried to travel from destinations in Asia and Africa to Britain. | "It's little wonder people living in France's refugee camps are desperate to make this dangerous crossi…

RT (2020-05-08). British designers create typographic tribute to cities affected by World War II. rt.com Designers Liam + Jord have created a series of minimalistic history-inspired "logos" for cities affected by World War II as part of RT's tribute project #VictoryPages featuring cities such as Moscow, Warsaw, Berlin, and Hiroshima. | Anti-aircraft floodlights were an integral part of Moscow's defense system in the first year of the Great Patriotic War — 1941 — when Nazi Germany invaded the USSR. More than 600 floodlight installations were installed and helped protect the capital from German air raids. | | "Moscow defended itself during the war using immensely powerful searchlights that illuminated t…

adapted from Peter T. Young (2020-05-08). Hawaiians helped establish Sutter's Fort in Alta California, Republic of Mexico. indybay.org The essential Hawaiian connection with the City of Sacramento remains an open secret. California State Parks could share an inclusive and honest story of early California and the California Gold Rush. Asian Pacific Islanders, Pan Africans and Native Indigenous populations have a story to share…

WSWS (2020-05-08). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org South African nurses' stayaway defies premature lockdown end; health workers in South Africa, Kenya, refuse workers in UK, demand personal protection equipment.

Staff (2020-05-07). Profiting from the Pandemic: Will Pharmaceutical Giants Use Patents to Limit Access to COVID Drugs? democracynow.org As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide approaches 4 million and the pandemic could be with us for months or years, we look at who can access drugs like remdesivir, being developed by pharmaceutical giant Gilead, which has the patent for the drug and is poised to make massive profits. We look at how much drugs like remdesivir will cost, and who can access them, with writer Achal Prabhala, coordinator of the AccessIBSA project, which campaigns for access to medicines in India, Brazil and South Africa.

Staff (2020-05-07). Stir Crazy! Episode #30: Trump Infects The USPS. therealnews.com On today's show: "By Any Means Necessary" co-host Jacqueline Luqman, TRNN managing editor Marc Steiner, and special guest History and African American Studies professor Gerald Horne. Hosted by Kim Brown.

Abayomi Azikiwe (2020-05-07). Africa, IMF Conditionality and the COVID-19 Pandemic. globalresearch.ca African states across the continent have enacted stringent measures aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19. | From Kenya, to Egypt and South Africa, governmental leaders, labor unions, community organizations and professional groupings are contributing resources and talents to assist in …

news.un (2020-05-07). African artists take creative approach to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. news.un.org Top artists from across Africa and throughout the African Diaspora have joined forces with the UN cultural agency, UNESCO, to save lives and counter misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lucas Leiroz de Almeida (2020-05-07). Pandemic and Hunger Threaten Africa. globalresearch.ca The situation of the new coronavirus on the African continent worsens day after day. Although the pandemic has not yet reached its peak of infection in Africa, the figures remain alarming and without due attention from the media and authorities. …

Ben Hillier (2020-05-06). The economic crash is already ravaging Africa. mronline.org Sub-Saharan Africa is facing its greatest crisis in generations. The continent thus far has been less affected by the pandemic than other parts of the world. But the impact of the global economic crisis is already enormous.

West Africa Newswire (2020-05-06). Lack of PPE, equipment may affect Ghana's response to COVID-19. peoplesdispatch.org With over 2,700 cases of COVID-19, Ghana is the worst affected country in west Africa and the second-most affected in the sub-Saharan region after South Africa…

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-06). NUMSA condemns South African airline Comair's bid for 'business rescue'. peoplesdispatch.org The spokesperson of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said that the real intention behind Comair opting for business rescue could be to continue with its retrenchment plans under the guise of dealing with the lockdown…

Ryan Cristián (2020-05-06). Horrifying Glimpse Into How DARPA Will "Save" You From COVID-19 & Venezuela Coup Tied Back To Trump. 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 (5/6/19). 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 (2020-05-06). A Massive "COVID-19" Cover Up Is Underway & 'US Mercenaries' Caught In Venezuelan Coup Attempt. 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 (5/5/19). 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 …

news.un (2020-05-05). Attacks on civilians, arbitrary arrests, top list of abuses in Libya: ICC Prosecutor. news.un.org Unabated violence, particularly in and around the Libyan capital, has now been raging for more than a year, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) told the Security Council in a virtual briefing on Tuesday, warning that war crimes may have been committed.

Hoffman M. (2020-05-05). The Sound of Silence—When There Are No Words. jamanetwork.com In this narrative medicine essay, a surgeon and palliative care physician describes the isolating silence that she felt her after the slaying of her father in Egypt when she was 18 years old and how that lingering silence has come to guide her when sitting with patients, when there are no words.

Press TV (2020-05-07). Like it or not, Iran-Arab trade still in tens of billions. iranian.com Iran's political ties with US allies in the Persian Gulf have been on the rocks, but commercial ties have chugged along quietly, despite the Trump administration's pressure on Arab states to reduce their relationship with Tehran to the minimum. According to Arab-Africa director of Iran's Trade Promotion Organization Farzad Piltan, trade with the UAE, Oman, …

Jeffrey St. Clair (2020-05-08). Roaming Charges: Ain't Living Long Like This. counterpunch.org + The detestable rationalizations liberals make for sticking with Biden despite Tara Reade's convincing story can't come as any surprise. It's the same ritual contortions they've made about the Iraq war, fracking, abortion, the drug war, Anita Hill, social security, segregation, climate change, health care, deportations, a living wage, student debt, the Patriot Act, pipelines, the Libyan coup, climate change. To be a Democrat is to live in a constant state of denial, self-contradiction and moral hypocrisy.

yenisafak (2020-05-08). South Africa to grant 19,000 inmates parole to curb coronavirus spread. yenisafak.com Around 19,000 people would be freed by the move, taken in response to a U.N. call on all countries to reduce prison populations so that social distancing and self-isolation conditions could be observed, Ramaphosa said.South Africa, which long battled high crime rates and violence against women and children, has 155,000 prisoners. The country of 58 million has recorded 8,232 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday and 161 deaths."In South Africa, as in many other countries, correctional facilities have witnessed outbreaks of coronavirus infections among inmates and personnel," Ramaphosa's statement said.Ramaphosa said th…

yenisafak (2020-05-08). Libyan gov't airstrikes neutralize 15 of Haftar militia. yenisafak.com The Libyan government's airstrikes on Friday neutralized 15 members of warlord Khalifa Haftar militias in the vicinity of al-Watiya airbase. "The air force carried out airstrikes this morning in the vicinity of al-Watiya airbase

yenisafak (2020-05-08). After virus closure, malls set to reopen in Turkey. yenisafak.com As Turkey eases measures against coronavirus, amid improving numbers, shopping malls are set to reopen their doors on Monday from a nearly two-month closure, and with stepped-up hygiene.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced this week that the country will normalize gradually during this May to July.Numerous factories in the country will also restart production in the next week.Shopping malls, ordered closed on March 21 to stem the spread of COVID-19, will reopen on Monday, two weeks before the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which normally spurs a spike in shopping.Ahead of the reopening, the Council of Shopping Centers…

yenisafak (2020-05-08). South Korea detects new COVID-19 cluster. yenisafak.com South Korea on Friday detected a cluster of new coronavirus cases, prompting authorities to issue warning against an increase in new virus cases, local media reported.The new cluster was detected two days after the government allowed normalization of public facilities and other business establishments under the condition that they follow basic sanitation measures.At least 13 people tested positive for the virus after a COVID-19 patient had visited clubs and bars in Itaewon neighborhood of capital Seoul over the last weekend, according to Yonhap news agency.Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official…

yenisafak (2020-05-08). Spanish police detain Daesh/ISIS suspect in Barcelona. yenisafak.com Spanish police have arrested a Moroccan man in Barcelona with suspected links to the Daesh terror group, also known as ISIS.The Guardia Civil force said it had arrested the man after a joint investigation with security forces in Morocco and the United States."The suspect intended to carry out a terrorist act, the details of which are unknown," police said in a statement on Friday.

yenisafak (2020-05-08). Turkey sends medical supplies to Ukraine to fight virus. yenisafak.com Turkey sent Friday medical aid supplies to Ukraine to help fight against novel coronavirus outbreak that claimed thousands of lives worldwide."Medical aid supplies, prepared at the direction of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for use against the COVID-19 outbreak, have been sent to Ukraine," Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Twitter.Turkey also sent supplies to Tunisia earlier in the day.In a Wednesday statement, the Turkish foreign minister said some two-thirds of the nations of the world have requested medical supplies from Turkey to fight coronavirus, and nearly half of these requests were met. | The co…

IMEMC & Agencies (2020-05-07). Israeli Navy Opens Fire at Palestinian Fishermen off Gaza Shore. imemc.org Israeli naval forces targeted, on Thursday at dawn, several Palestinian fishermen, while attempting to earn a living, sailing off the northern shores of the Gaza Strip. Local media outlets and witnesses said that Israeli naval vessels attacked fishermen in Alwaha, Alsudaniya areas, north of the coastal enclave, as the fishermen …

Peoples Dispatch (2020-05-06). Sudan's peace talks cross barrier but have a long way to go. peoplesdispatch.org The transitional government of Sudan and the Malik Agar-led faction of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North agreed to integrate the latter's forces into the state's army, police and intelligence services. But there is a long way ahead…

en.mehrnews (2020-05-08). S Arabia, UAE promulgate relations with Israel thru. content of TV series: al-Houthi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA) — Leader of Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah Movement Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi said that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates [UAE] promulgate their relations with the Zionist regime through the content of TV series containing fake theories and insults to the oppressed people of Palestine.

news.un (2020-05-05). Food insecurity in West Africa could leave 43 million at risk as coronavirus hits. news.un.org Well over 40 million people across West Africa face desperate food shortages in coming months, with COVID-19 restrictions a new factor adding to people's vulnerability, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

Ryan Cristián (2020-05-05). Dr. Andrew Kaufman Interview — The COVID-19 Theory That You Are Not Allowed To Hear. thelastamericanvagabond.com Joining me today is Dr. Andrew Kaufman to discuss a topic that, despite being rooted in facts, evidence and years of research, has been suppressed, censored and ignored by the entirety of the mainstream medical and scientific community. (d.tube/c/tlavagabond) Bitcoin Donations Are Appreciated: www.thelastamericanvagabond.com/bitcoin-donation (3FSozj9gQ1UniHvEiRmkPnXzHSVMc68U9f)…

Whitney Webb (2020-05-04). Coronavirus Gives a Dangerous Boost to DARPA's Darkest Agenda. thelastamericanvagabond.com Technology developed by the Pentagon's controversial research branch is getting a huge boost amid the current coronavirus crisis, with little attention going to the agency's ulterior motives for developing said technologies, their potential for weaponization or their unintended consequences. In January, well before the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis would result in lockdowns, quarantines and economic devastation …

Ryan Cristián (2020-05-03). The FULL Story Behind "Fauci's" 3.7 Million To Wuhan, Flu/CV Overlap & It Was Always Israelgate. 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 (5/2/19). 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 (2020-05-01). France Says COVID Was Already 'Silently Circulating' & DARPA's "Implantable Nanoplatform" Vaccines. 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 (4/30/19). 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 (2020-04-30). 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 …

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 …

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 …

Alice Panchaud, Guillaume Favre, Leo Pomar, Manon Vouga, Karoline Aebi-Popp, David Baud, COVI-Preg group (2020-04-27). [Correspondence] An international registry for emergent pathogens and pregnancy. thelancet.com Emerging infectious diseases require a global approach and adaptive tools to allow for rapid and comprehensive characterisation of the risks associated with the disease, particularly in pregnancy. Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to infections because of their relative immunosuppressed state, restricted cardiorespiratory capacity, and the potential for adverse pregnancy or perinatal outcomes (eg, preterm birth, vertical transmission, fetal growth restriction, fetal anomalies, and death), as observed with severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus, Middle East respiratory syndrome-related coro…

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 …

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) …

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 …

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 …

2020-05-08: Social Media Postees

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"Gene-Edited" Future Justified By COVID-19 & France Admits Athletes Infected At Wuhan Military Games
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-09
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 (5/8/19). 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/gene-edited-future-justified-by-covid-19-france-admits-athletes-infected-at-wuhan-military-games/

"A Lynch Mob": After Months of Inaction, 2 White Men Are Charged with Murder of Ahmaud Arbery in GA
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-08
The two white men caught on camera shooting and killing Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed 25-year-old African American man, were arrested and charged Thursday with murder. The arrests came two days after video of the attack in February was shared with the public, sparking widespread outrage. Today would have been Arbery's 26th birthday. We speak with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents the Arbery family and formerly represented Trayvon Martin.
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/8/ahmaud_arbery_murder_benjamin_crump

"A Terrible Price": Mardi Gras Story Lays Bare How COVID-19 Is Devastating Black America
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-08
We look at the deadly disparate impact of the pandemic on African Americans as told through an in-depth story for The New York Times Magazine by writer Linda Villarosa in her new piece, "'A Terrible Price': The Deadly Racial Disparities of Covid-19 in America," that tells what happened to the Zulu club, a Black social organization in New Orleans, during and after Mardi Gras. She reports that the experience is usually a joy, but the coronavirus made it a tragedy.
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/8/coronavirus_racial_disparity_zulu_club_new

COVID-19 Might Cause Mass Starvation In The Global South Unless The World Acts Now
Andrew Korybko | thealtworld.com | 2020-05-08
Provided that developing nations are assured of debt relief (however it be agreed upon) and the world's leading agricultural exporters can ensure the continuance of their operations (preferably subsidized by the state as emergency aid to the Global South), then it's possible that this looming catastrophe can be averted. If that doesn't happen for some reason, then not only could countless people perish, but the geopolitical stability of this broad swath of the planet could be shattered if domestic and/or international unrest follows as a result. | The developing countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, colle…

COVID-19 Might Cause Mass Starvation In The Global South Unless The World Acts Now

British coastguards rescue more than 120 migrants on 7 boats in Channel
rt.com | 2020-05-08
British coastguards rescued more than 120 migrants trying to cross the English Channel on seven small boats, French maritime authorities said on Friday. | The rescue took place in the night from Thursday to Friday, according to a spokesman for the Maritime Prefecture for the Channel and North Sea. | Border officials and coastguards in Britain and France have intercepted numerous attempted crossings in recent months as migrants have repeatedly tried to travel from destinations in Asia and Africa to Britain. | "It's little wonder people living in France's refugee camps are desperate to make this dangerous crossi…
rt.com/newsline/488175-british-coastguards-migrants-channel/

Hawaiians helped establish Sutter's Fort in Alta California, Republic of Mexico
adapted from Peter T. Young | indybay.org | 2020-05-08
The essential Hawaiian connection with the City of Sacramento remains an open secret. California State Parks could share an inclusive and honest story of early California and the California Gold Rush. Asian Pacific Islanders, Pan Africans and Native Indigenous populations have a story to share…
indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/07/18832875.php

Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa
wsws.org | 2020-05-08
South African nurses' stayaway defies premature lockdown end; health workers in South Africa, Kenya, refuse workers in UK, demand personal protection equipment.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/05/08/wrks-m08.html

British designers create typographic tribute to cities affected by World War II
rt.com | 2020-05-08
Designers Liam + Jord have created a series of minimalistic history-inspired "logos" for cities affected by World War II as part of RT's tribute project #VictoryPages featuring cities such as Moscow, Warsaw, Berlin, and Hiroshima. | Anti-aircraft floodlights were an integral part of Moscow's defense system in the first year of the Great Patriotic War

S Arabia, UAE promulgate relations with Israel thru. content of TV series: al-Houthi
en.mehrnews.com | 2020-05-08
TEHRAN, May 08 (MNA)

Profiting from the Pandemic: Will Pharmaceutical Giants Use Patents to Limit Access to COVID Drugs?
Staff | democracynow.org | 2020-05-07
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide approaches 4 million and the pandemic could be with us for months or years, we look at who can access drugs like remdesivir, being developed by pharmaceutical giant Gilead, which has the patent for the drug and is poised to make massive profits. We look at how much drugs like remdesivir will cost, and who can access them, with writer Achal Prabhala, coordinator of the AccessIBSA project, which campaigns for access to medicines in India, Brazil and South Africa.
www.democracynow.org/2020/5/7/remdesivir_gilead_achal_prabhala

It Takes a Revolution to Make a Solution
Vijay Prashad | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-05-07
I admit upfront that this is a hard newsletter to read. It is about debt. There is a bloodless quality to the way that we talk about the debt of the poorer nations. There is nothing poetic here. The numbers are alienating, their outcome shocking. In mid-April, eighteen heads of government from Africa and Europe …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/05/it-takes-a-revolution-to-make-a-solution/

Africa, IMF Conditionality and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Abayomi Azikiwe | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-07
African states across the continent have enacted stringent measures aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19. | From Kenya, to Egypt and South Africa, governmental leaders, labor unions, community organizations and professional groupings are contributing resources and talents to assist in …
globalresearch.ca/africa-imf-conditionality-covid-19-pandemic/5712057

Stir Crazy! Episode #30: Trump Infects The USPS
Staff | therealnews.com | 2020-05-07
On today's show: "By Any Means Necessary" co-host Jacqueline Luqman, TRNN managing editor Marc Steiner, and special guest History and African American Studies professor Gerald Horne. Hosted by Kim Brown.
therealnews.com/stories/stir-crazy-episode-30-trump-infects-the-usps

African artists take creative approach to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic
news.un.org | 2020-05-07
Top artists from across Africa and throughout the African Diaspora have joined forces with the UN cultural agency, UNESCO, to save lives and counter misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/05/1063452

Pandemic and Hunger Threaten Africa
Lucas Leiroz de Almeida | globalresearch.ca | 2020-05-07
The situation of the new coronavirus on the African continent worsens day after day. Although the pandemic has not yet reached its peak of infection in Africa, the figures remain alarming and without due attention from the media and authorities. …
globalresearch.ca/pandemic-hunger-threaten-africa/5712113

The economic crash is already ravaging Africa
Ben Hillier | mronline.org | 2020-05-06
Sub-Saharan Africa is facing its greatest crisis in generations. The continent thus far has been less affected by the pandemic than other parts of the world. But the impact of the global economic crisis is already enormous.
mronline.org/2020/05/06/the-economic-crash-is-already-ravaging-africa/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-economic-crash-is-already-ravaging-africa

Lack of PPE, equipment may affect Ghana's response to COVID-19
West Africa Newswire | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-06
With over 2,700 cases of COVID-19, Ghana is the worst affected country in west Africa and the second-most affected in the sub-Saharan region after South Africa…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/06/lack-of-ppe-equipment-may-affect-ghanas-response-to-covid-19/

NUMSA condemns South African airline Comair's bid for 'business rescue'
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-06
The spokesperson of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said that the real intention behind Comair opting for business rescue could be to continue with its retrenchment plans under the guise of dealing with the lockdown…
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Horrifying Glimpse Into How DARPA Will "Save" You From COVID-19 & Venezuela Coup Tied Back To Trump
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-06
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A Massive "COVID-19" Cover Up Is Underway & 'US Mercenaries' Caught In Venezuelan Coup Attempt
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-06
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Like it or not, Iran-Arab trade still in tens of billions
Press TV | iranian.com | 2020-05-07
Iran's political ties with US allies in the Persian Gulf have been on the rocks, but commercial ties have chugged along quietly, despite the Trump administration's pressure on Arab states to reduce their relationship with Tehran to the minimum. According to Arab-Africa director of Iran's Trade Promotion Organization Farzad Piltan, trade with the UAE, Oman, …
iranian.com/2020/05/06/like-it-or-not-iran-arab-trade-still-in-tens-of-billions/

Roaming Charges: Ain't Living Long Like This
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-08
+ The detestable rationalizations liberals make for sticking with Biden despite Tara Reade's convincing story can't come as any surprise. It's the same ritual contortions they've made about the Iraq war, fracking, abortion, the drug war, Anita Hill, social security, segregation, climate change, health care, deportations, a living wage, student debt, the Patriot Act, pipelines, the Libyan coup, climate change. To be a Democrat is to live in a constant state of denial, self-contradiction and moral hypocrisy.
counterpunch.org/2020/05/08/roaming-charges-aint-living-long-like-this/

South Africa to grant 19,000 inmates parole to curb coronavirus spread
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-08
Around 19,000 people would be freed by the move, taken in response to a U.N. call on all countries to reduce prison populations so that social distancing and self-isolation conditions could be observed, Ramaphosa said.South Africa, which long battled high crime rates and violence against women and children, has 155,000 prisoners. The country of 58 million has recorded 8,232 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday and 161 deaths."In South Africa, as in many other countries, correctional facilities have witnessed outbreaks of coronavirus infections among inmates and personnel," Ramaphosa's statement said.Ramaphosa said th…
yenisafak.com/en/world/south-africa-to-grant-19000-inmates-parole-to-curb-coronavirus-spread-3518992

Libyan gov't airstrikes neutralize 15 of Haftar militia
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-08
The Libyan government's airstrikes on Friday neutralized 15 members of warlord Khalifa Haftar militias in the vicinity of al-Watiya airbase. "The air force carried out airstrikes this morning in the vicinity of al-Watiya airbase

South Korea detects new COVID-19 cluster
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-08
South Korea on Friday detected a cluster of new coronavirus cases, prompting authorities to issue warning against an increase in new virus cases, local media reported.The new cluster was detected two days after the government allowed normalization of public facilities and other business establishments under the condition that they follow basic sanitation measures.At least 13 people tested positive for the virus after a COVID-19 patient had visited clubs and bars in Itaewon neighborhood of capital Seoul over the last weekend, according to Yonhap news agency.Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official…
yenisafak.com/en/world/south-korea-detects-new-covid-19-cluster-3518976

After virus closure, malls set to reopen in Turkey
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-08
As Turkey eases measures against coronavirus, amid improving numbers, shopping malls are set to reopen their doors on Monday from a nearly two-month closure, and with stepped-up hygiene.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced this week that the country will normalize gradually during this May to July.Numerous factories in the country will also restart production in the next week.Shopping malls, ordered closed on March 21 to stem the spread of COVID-19, will reopen on Monday, two weeks before the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which normally spurs a spike in shopping.Ahead of the reopening, the Council of Shopping Centers…
yenisafak.com/en/world/after-virus-closure-malls-set-to-reopen-in-turkey-3518981

Spanish police detain Daesh/ISIS suspect in Barcelona
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-08
Spanish police have arrested a Moroccan man in Barcelona with suspected links to the Daesh terror group, also known as ISIS.The Guardia Civil force said it had arrested the man after a joint investigation with security forces in Morocco and the United States."The suspect intended to carry out a terrorist act, the details of which are unknown," police said in a statement on Friday.
yenisafak.com/en/world/spanish-police-detain-daesh-isis-suspect-in-barcelona-3518991

Turkey sends medical supplies to Ukraine to fight virus
yenisafak.com | 2020-05-08
Turkey sent Friday medical aid supplies to Ukraine to help fight against novel coronavirus outbreak that claimed thousands of lives worldwide."Medical aid supplies, prepared at the direction of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for use against the COVID-19 outbreak, have been sent to Ukraine," Turkish National Defense Ministry said on Twitter.Turkey also sent supplies to Tunisia earlier in the day.In a Wednesday statement, the Turkish foreign minister said some two-thirds of the nations of the world have requested medical supplies from Turkey to fight coronavirus, and nearly half of these requests were met. | The co…
yenisafak.com/en/world/turkey-sends-medical-supplies-to-ukraine-to-fight-virus-3518988

Israeli Navy Opens Fire at Palestinian Fishermen off Gaza Shore
IMEMC & Agencies | imemc.org | 2020-05-07
Israeli naval forces targeted, on Thursday at dawn, several Palestinian fishermen, while attempting to earn a living, sailing off the northern shores of the Gaza Strip. Local media outlets and witnesses said that Israeli naval vessels attacked fishermen in Alwaha, Alsudaniya areas, north of the coastal enclave, as the fishermen …
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Sudan's peace talks cross barrier but have a long way to go
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2020-05-06
The transitional government of Sudan and the Malik Agar-led faction of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North agreed to integrate the latter's forces into the state's army, police and intelligence services. But there is a long way ahead…
peoplesdispatch.org/2020/05/06/sudans-peace-talks-cross-barrier-but-have-a-long-way-to-go/

Horrifying Glimpse Into How DARPA Will "Save" You From COVID-19 & Venezuela Coup Tied Back To Trump
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-06
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Attacks on civilians, arbitrary arrests, top list of abuses in Libya: ICC Prosecutor
news.un.org | 2020-05-05
Unabated violence, particularly in and around the Libyan capital, has now been raging for more than a year, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) told the Security Council in a virtual briefing on Tuesday, warning that war crimes may have been committed.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/05/1063282

The Sound of Silence–When There Are No Words
Hoffman M. | jamanetwork.com | 2020-05-05
In this narrative medicine essay, a surgeon and palliative care physician describes the isolating silence that she felt her after the slaying of her father in Egypt when she was 18 years old and how that lingering silence has come to guide her when sitting with patients, when there are no words.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2765437

Food insecurity in West Africa could leave 43 million at risk as coronavirus hits
news.un.org | 2020-05-05
Well over 40 million people across West Africa face desperate food shortages in coming months, with COVID-19 restrictions a new factor adding to people's vulnerability, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/05/1063232

Coronavirus Gives a Dangerous Boost to DARPA's Darkest Agenda
Whitney Webb | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-04
Technology developed by the Pentagon's controversial research branch is getting a huge boost amid the current coronavirus crisis, with little attention going to the agency's ulterior motives for developing said technologies, their potential for weaponization or their unintended consequences. In January, well before the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis would result in lockdowns, quarantines and economic devastation …
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The FULL Story Behind "Fauci's" 3.7 Million To Wuhan, Flu/CV Overlap & It Was Always Israelgate
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-03
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France Says COVID Was Already 'Silently Circulating' & DARPA's "Implantable Nanoplatform" Vaccines
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-05-01
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Dismantling The Superficial "China Did It" Narrative (Origin Unknown) & CDC "Suspends" Flu Reporting
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-04-30
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Israel Attacks Syria, US OKs Annexation, OPCW Caught Again & Impending (Already Here) Bio False Flag
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-04-29
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[Correspondence] An international registry for emergent pathogens and pregnancy
Alice Panchaud, Guillaume Favre, Leo Pomar, Manon Vouga, Karoline Aebi-Popp, David Baud, COVI-Preg group | thelancet.com | 2020-04-27
Emerging infectious diseases require a global approach and adaptive tools to allow for rapid and comprehensive characterisation of the risks associated with the disease, particularly in pregnancy. Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to infections because of their relative immunosuppressed state, restricted cardiorespiratory capacity, and the potential for adverse pregnancy or perinatal outcomes (eg, preterm birth, vertical transmission, fetal growth restriction, fetal anomalies, and death), as observed with severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus, Middle East respiratory syndrome-related coro…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30981-8/fulltext?rss=yes

Evidence US Gov Knew Of COVID Before November 2019 & Anti-China Talking Points Expose CV Cover Up
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-04-26
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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 …
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"Artificial Intelligence Plan" That Became "Coronavirus Plan" & "China Did It" Narrative Is WMDs 2.0
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-04-22
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[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

Techno-Tyranny: How The US National Security State Is Using Coronavirus To Fulfill An Orwellian Vision
Whitney Webb | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-04-20
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 …
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The Top Ten Marijuana Myths That No One Should Believe
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-04-20
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 …
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[Editorial] COVID-19: endgames
The Lancet Infectious Diseases | thelancet.com | 2020-04-17
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.
thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30298-X/fulltext?rss=yes

In Coronavirus We Trust: Medical Surveillance State For A Gov That's Experimented On You 239 Times
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-04-16
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From Anthrax To Coronavirus: Same 9/11 False Flag Players, New COVID-19 Boogeyman
Ryan Cristián | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-04-15
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Driven By The Dramatic Collapse Of US Shale, The Trump Administration Takes Aim At Venezuela
Whitney Webb | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-04-14
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 …
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