Iran-backed Houthi is the winner in Yemen

Friday, 8 April 2022 — Indian Punchline

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) received Yemen’s Presidential Leadership Council , Riyadh, April 7, 2022

These are early days and Yemen has witnessed many a ceasefire in its tortuous civil war that began in September 2014 when Houthi forces took over the capital city Sanaa, which was followed by a rapid Houthi takeover of the government. There is a feeling of déjà vu about the 2-month long Ramadan ceasefire that has been announced.

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Ukraine News Links 7-8 April 2022

Friday, 8 April 2022 • 18:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so please check back. If it gets updated, I usually insert the time on the line above. A lot of cross-posting usually indicates that the article is popular.

Slovakia Sends Its Only S-300PMU System To Ukraine (Videos, Photos)

Video: Leaked Recording Allegedly Confirms Massacre in Bucha Was Staged by Ukrainian Militants

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Ukrainian Tochka-U Missile Killed Dozens At Kramatorsk Train Station

Friday, 8 April 2022 — Moon of Alabama

The current top headline of the New York Times is:

Live Updates: Russia Strikes Train Station, Ukraine Says, as Thousands Flee From East

“Dozens” were feared dead and injured, a local official said, after a missile strike in Kramatorsk, which had been a main point of evacuation for people trying to leave eastern Ukraine.

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Some saw and heard the truth — and then lied about it: report back after media delegation to the Donbass

Friday, 8 April 2022 — In Gaza

Photos from site of Ukraine’s March 14 missile attack on Donetsk. Photo: Eva Bartlett, March 24, 2022.

-by Eva K Bartlett, April 5, 2022

*Following is a lengthy overview of my recent re-visit to the Donbass, on a two day media delegation, with a brief critique of some of the media’s slanted reporting. It is also a follow up from my 2019 visit to hard hit areas of the Donetsk People’s Republic, after 8 years of Ukraine’s war on the people of the Donetsk & Lugansk Republics.
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‘We Will Prevail’: A Conversation With Cuba’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel

Friday, 8 April 2022 — CounterCurrents

In 1994, Miguel Díaz-Canel began a new position in Santa Clara, not far from his birthplace of Placetas, as the provincial secretary of the Cuban Communist Party. He set aside the air-conditioned car given to him and went to work each morning on his bicycle, his long hair and jeans defining him. Díaz-Canel organized rock concerts, spent time with his family at El Mejunje, the local LGBTQ cultural center, and roamed about talking to people on the streets. This closeness to the people defined his tenure at Santa Clara, which shaped the man who is now the president of Cuba.

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