18:04 [Global Research]
Two decades after a political earthquake, a powerful aftershock that should be rocking Brazil apart is being met with thunderous silence. What is now termed “the Banestado leaks” and “CC5gate” is straight out of vintage WikiLeaks: a list, published for the first time in full, naming names and detailing one of the biggest corruption and money laundering cases in the world in the past three decades. This scandal allows for the healthy practice of what Michel Foucault characterized as the archeology of knowledge. Without understanding these leaks, it’s impossible to place in proper context events ranging from the sophisticated assault by Washington on Brazil – initially via NSA spying on President Dilma Roussef’s first term (2010-2014) – all the way to the “Car Wash” corruption investigation that jailed Luis Inácio Lula da Silva and opened the way for the election of neofascist patsy Jair Bolsonaro as president.
10:24 [Donbass Insider]
One of the two pro-Ukrainian journalists from Donetsk that Kiev added to its representation in the Trilatral Group, Sergey Garmash, said after the last TCG meeting with Kravchuk that no revolution is planned in the Minsk negotiation. For him, Vladimir Zelensky, the Ukrainian President still defines the policy. Garmash described on his Facebook wall the first Trilateral Group meeting with Leonid Kravchuk as the head of the Ukrainian delegation, and the ideas he pushed during this meeting.
10:22 [Donbass Insider]
The new head of the Ukrainian delegation in the Tripartite Contact Group (TCG) in Minsk to resolve the situation in the Donbass, Leonid Kravchuk, said that the Ukrainian side was not going to discuss the independence or sovereignty of its territories. Also, Kravchuk added that neither Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, nor Ukrainian diplomats or officials had ever given up the Steinmeier formula.
"We should anticipate the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine to be similar to the influenza vaccine," said Dr. Kathleen Neuzil, director of the Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland. "That vaccine may or may not keep people from being infected with the virus, but it does keep people out of the hospital and the ICU." Because of this, experts say that the first round of COVID-19 vaccines probably won`t eliminate the need for masks, social distancing and other measures. So - after all the promises made by government officials, a vaccine may only reduce symptoms, and may turn into a recurring shot that only works on half the population.
10:27 [The Vintage News]
On June 11, 1962, one of the most daring prison escapes in history was carried out by three men. Frank Morris, along with brothers John and Clarence Anglin, escaped from Alcatraz prison never to be seen again. The FBI closed its case in 1979 after reaching the conclusion that the men drowned and their bodies had been swept out to sea. The escape attempt captured the public imagination, turning the trio into folk heroes.
10:31 [International Federation of Journalists]
The Charter is based on major texts of international law, in particular the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It contains 16 articles plus a preamble and defines journalists’ duties and rights regarding ethics.