2021-03-06: News Headlines

Reese Erlich (2021-03-06). How Biden is already being drawn into unwinnable Tit for Tat with Iraqi Militias. juancole.com ( 48hills.org ) — For the first time, the Biden Administration ordered a cross-border military attack in the Middle East. On February 26, seven US missiles slammed into a facility used by Iranian-backed militias in Syria. Washington was retaliating for the February 15 attack on a US base in northern Iraq. Biden is siding with …

Gary Leupp (2021-03-06). Biden Acts with Impunity (to Send Iran a Message, by Attacking Iraqis in Syria). zcomm.org On 2/25 Biden attacked three countries simultaneously to remind them that the U.S. "does not distinguish" between its Muslim foes but conflates Persians with Arabs, Sunnis and Shiites, terrorists and anti-terrorist militia…

teleSUR Desk (2021-03-06). U.S. to continue using Guaido to rob Venezuelan assets abroad. mronline.org The continuation of the Trump administration's aggressive policies toward Venezuela by the Biden administration is reflected in the recent meeting between the new U.S. Secretary of State and Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó.

Max Elbaum (2021-03-06). GOP Embraces Trump and His Steal Elections Strategy. zcomm.org The Trump-provoked, Confederate-flag-waving assault on the Capitol Jan. 6 didn't split the GOP. Rather, it revealed that from bottom to top the Republican Party has become even more Trumpified than it was while Trump was President…

RT (2021-03-06). BLM backfire? US public opinion shifts on George Floyd's death, law & order, as racial divide widens after summer of riots — poll. rt.com US public opinion on the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody has shifted since the early days of last year's Black Lives Matter protests, with trust in law enforcement growing after violent unrest in the streets. | Just 36 percent of respondents in a USA Today/Ipsos

The Conversation (2021-03-06). Women in Afghanistan worry peace accord with Taliban extremists could cost them hard-won rights. juancole.com Mona Tajali and Homa Hoodfar | — Three Afghan women who worked at a media company were gunned down in Jalalabad in early March. In January, unidentified gunmen killed two female Supreme Court judges in Kabul. These are the latest victims on a long list of assassinations and attempted assassinations of female politicians and women's …

Fight Back (2021-03-06). Jacksonville travels to state capitol to fight repressive legislation on first day of session. fightbacknews.org Tallahassee, FL – On March 2, the first day of Florida legislative session, over 30 cars from Jacksonville joined with hundreds of protesters from around the state to rally against House Bill 1/Senate Bill 484, the repressive, anti-speech and racist legislation proposed by Governor Ron DeSantis and the right-wing Florida legislature. | Activists and groups under the banner of the "Florida Alliance" from the Jacksonville Community Action Committee, Tallahassee Community Action Committee, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, the Sound Miami, Black Lives Matter Alliance of Broward County, Pensacola Community Action…

Lee Siu Hin (2021-03-06). Vaccine imperialism: China vs. the Western world. workers.org Vaccine Racism: How wealthy nations stockpile life-saving vaccines while poor countries and poor people within these countries are ignored. How Western countries criticize China, despite China's success in containing the virus and providing vaccines to the world. Feb. 23 China and Russia are among the first countries in the world . . . |

yenisafak (2021-03-06). Biden to call Erdogan 'at some point,' US says. yenisafak.com US President Joe Biden will call Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "at some point," the White House said Friday.The announcement comes after Biden spoke with several world leaders in his first month-and-a-half in office, including those of Canada, Mexico, Japan, Germany, China, Russia, the UK and France.Speculation has mounted as to when Turkey will join that list."Certainly the president has many world leaders he still needs to call, and he will venture to do that in the coming weeks and months," White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters.

Juan Cole (2021-03-06). Pope Francis Preaches Tolerance in War Torn Iraq, and Even Militias Welcome Him. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Al Jazeera reports that Pope Francis began his unprecedented trip to Iraq on Friday, his first visit abroad since the beginning of the pandemic. No pope had ever visited Iraq, though the country once had a significant Christian population. Part of the reason for the pope's visit is to give …

Middle East Monitor (2021-03-06). Is it still possible to prevent the collapse of Syria? juancole.com By Marwan Kabalan | — ( Middle East Monitor ) — Syrian intellectuals and activists from across political and intellectual spheres are busy searching for a way out of the disastrous situation their country has reached after ten years of violent conflict. The issue is not straightforward, and the exit is unclear, with everyone trying …

Matt Spick, Katherine Longman, Cecile Frampas, Holly Lewis, Catia Costa, Deborah Dunn Walters, Alex Stewart, Michael Wilde, Danni Greener, George Evetts, Drupad Trivedi, Perdita Barran, Andy Pitt, Melanie Bailey (2021-03-06). [Research Paper] Changes to the sebum lipidome upon COVID-19 infection observed via rapid sampling from the skin. thelancet.com COVID-19 dysregulates many areas of metabolism; in this work we show that the skin lipidome can be added to the list. Given that samples can be provided quickly and painlessly, we conclude that sebum is worthy of future consideration for clinical sampling.

Sunitha Vimalesvaran, Jillian Ireland, Minesh Khashu (2021-03-06). [Comment] Mind your language: respectful language within maternity services. thelancet.com Attentive communication and use of respectful language are important aspects of good quality clinical care in the intrapartum period, a particularly vulnerable time for women.1 Knowledge of the sociological aspects of childbirth has contributed to the development of a more person-centred and evidence-based approach in the care of childbearing women.2 However, negative attitudes towards women and childbirth persist. In some socio-political contexts, women may still be treated as baby-making machines.

Anthony R Mato, Nirav N Shah, Wojciech Jurczak, Chan Y Cheah, John M Pagel, Jennifer A Woyach, Bita Fakhri, Toby A Eyre, Nicole Lamanna, Manish R Patel, Alvaro Alencar, Ewa Lech-Maranda, William G Wierda, Catherine C Coombs, James N Gerson, Paolo Ghia, Steven Le Gouill, David John Lewis, Suchitra Sundaram, Jonathon B Cohen, Ian W Flinn, Constantine S Tam, Minal A Barve, Bryone Kuss, Justin Taylor, Omar Abdel-Wahab, Stephen J Schuster, M Lia Palomba, Katharine L Lewis, Lindsey E Roeker, Matthew S Davids, Xuan Ni Tan, Timothy S Fenske, Johan Wallin, Donald E Tsai, Nora C Ku, Edward Zhu, Jessica Chen, Ming Yin, Binoj Nair, Kevin Ebata, Narasimha Marella, Jennifer R Brown, Michael Wang (2021-03-06). [Articles] Pirtobrutinib in relapsed or refractory B-cell malignancies (BRUIN): a phase 1/2 study. thelancet.com Pirtobrutinib was safe and active in multiple B-cell malignancies, including patients previously treated with covalent BTK inhibitors. Pirtobrutinib might address a growing unmet need for alternative therapies for these patients.

RT (2021-03-06). Pentagon 'assessing systems' after TENS OF THOUSANDS of servers compromised in global Microsoft hack… blamed on 'Chinese hackers'. rt.com The US military is reviewing its networks following a hacking spree linked to a vulnerability that gave backdoor access to tens of thousands of Microsoft Exchange servers, in a massive attack the company has blamed on China. | "We are aware of the Microsoft threat intelligence center's report. We are currently assessing our networks right now for any evidence of impact," Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters at a Friday presser. "We're also taking all necessary steps to identify and remedy any possible issues related to the situation." | Joint Force headquarters… is coordinating with the Nationa…

Sam Levin (2021-03-06). Rodney King: 30 Years After Brutal Beating, LAPD 'Still Corrupt and Violent'. zcomm.org Advocates who lived through the riots are now fighting to defund the police and dismantle unions that thwart accountability…

WSWS (2021-03-06). "Wuhan Lab" theory promoted by New York Times, Wall Street Journal. wsws.org The corollary of the claim is that China is thus directly responsible for the pandemic and the deaths of more than 2.5 million human beings.

Geraldina Colotti (2021-03-06). También para Biden, Venezuela es una "emergencia nacional" globalizacion.ca Como buen mayordomo, la Unión Europea abrió la puerta al terrateniente norteamericano, anunciando su llegada a través de la segunda ronda de medidas coercitivas unilaterales contra Venezuela, aplicada la semana pasada. Y ahora aquí vienen las de Biden, que prorroga…

Anya Parampil (2021-03-06). El "embajador virtual" de Estados Unidos tiene una cumbre de golpistas antes del reconocimiento a Guaidó de Biden. thegrayzone.com Una cumbre a puertas cerrada de venezolanos insurrectos en Bogotá realza el papel de James Story como el administrador de Washington de la oposición radical. Entonces, øquién es el "embajador virtual" de los Estados Unidos ante Venezuela? James "Jimmy" Story, el embajador virtual de los Estados Unidos para Venezuela, prometió responder una serie de preguntas enviadas por The Grayzone el 24 de febrero. Pero luego de un intercambio por Whatsapp con esta periodista en la que Story ofreció explicar por …

Umberto Mazzei (2021-03-06). Privilegios de las vacunas de la OTAN. globalizacion.ca La Unión Europea, como es bien sabido, tiene un gran problema por la lenta fabricación de las vacunas contra la pandemia Covid-19. Tres vacunas aprobadas hasta ahora por el bloque se ven afectadas por el déficit de producción. Entonces, øpor…

Andrew Green (2021-03-06). [Obituary] Charles Kiggundu. thelancet.com Obstetrician and gynaecologist who advocated for reproductive health and rights. He was born on April 17, 1965, in Uganda's Luwero District, and died from COVID-19 complications on Dec 29, 2020, in Kampala, Uganda, aged 55 years.

The Lancet (2021-03-06). [Editorial] Do we care about who cares? thelancet.com International Women's Day, on March 8, provides an opportunity to highlight the contributions of women around the world and reflect on the gains in gender equity that have been lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has had a harmful effect on women, especially those who were already disadvantaged, and has widened health and social inequities. Rises in gender-based violence, child marriage, and school dropouts of girls, reduced access to sexual and reproductive health services, and economic insecurities due to job loss, withdrawal from the workforce, and stalled career progression are a blow to gender eq…

Ivan F N Hung, Gregory A Poland (2021-03-06). [Comment] Single-dose Oxford—AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine followed by a 12-week booster. thelancet.com Vaccines to prevent COVID-19 infection are crucial for an effective global pandemic response. In The Lancet, Merryn Voysey and colleagues1 report the updated primary efficacy results for the Oxford—AstraZeneca ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222) vaccine from three single-blind, randomised controlled trials in the UK and Brazil and one double-blind study in South Africa.2—4 The ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine was granted emergency use authorisation in adults by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency5 in December, 2020.

The Editors of The Lancet (2021-03-06). [Comment] Thank you to The Lancet's reviewers of 2020. thelancet.com In 2021, many of us are still looking back to 2020 and trying to make sense of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For those working in medicine and science, 2020 was unusual and difficult. The rapid research advances made to understand SARS-CoV-2, to describe the clinical course and long-term consequences of COVID-19, and to develop treatments and vaccines are incomparable. This incredible progress is a testament to the hard work and dedication of countless researchers and clinicians worldwide.

Ann Danaiya Usher (2021-03-06). [World Report] Medical oxygen crisis: a belated COVID-19 response. thelancet.com More than a year into the pandemic, global health agencies have set up a taskforce to address the vast unmet demand for medical oxygen. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.

Online News Editor (2021-03-06). Dalai Lama receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in India. laprensalatina.com New Delhi, Mar 6 (efe-epa).- Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, 85, received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Saturday in India and urged the rest of the population to have the "courage" to do the same. The Dalai Lama was administered the vaccine at a hospital in the city of Dharamshala, in the …

Mehr News Agency (2021-03-06). Iran COVID-19 update: 8,212 cases, 82 deaths in 24 hours. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 06 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 8,212 COVID-19 infections and 82 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.

Byorn Radke, J Bischoff, B Mueller (2021-03-06). Corona vaccines-nothing would work without public funding. indybay.org "The Covid 19 crisis is a perfect test of whether a more public health approach to innovation and production will prevail in the years ahead. Although recent vaccine news has raised hopes, it has also exposed the broken business model of the pharmaceutical industry and cast doubt on the prospects of getting a vaccine to people and achieving the concept of 'health for all.'" (Ms. Mazzucato)…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-03-06). "Fraudulent Marketing": The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Is an "Unapproved Product" which Is "Permitted for Use" globalresearch.ca Pfizer Inc, is currently involved in marketing its experimental mRNA vaccine …

yenisafak (2021-03-06). Malawi receives first batch of coronavirus vaccine. yenisafak.com Malawi received its first batch of 360,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from the UN COVAX facility."The vaccines will be distributed to all the 28 districts across the country to first support frontline health and social workers," said Health Minister Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda.She said the administration of the vaccines is expected to start on March 15.Malawi already received 360,000 syringes from UNICEF and 3,625 safety boxes that will be used for vaccinations."After a year of discruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with more than 32,000 Malawians infected with the virus and 1,000 lives lost, the path for recovery fo…

RT (2021-03-06). California gives green light for Disneyland reopening after Covid restrictions shutter theme park for 1 year. rt.com Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is preparing to welcome visitors for the first time in over a year after the iconic theme park was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. | California Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly announced on Friday that the state's amusement parks will be permitted to reopen with limited capacity starting on April 1. | Read more | | "We feel like now is the appropriate time to begin t…

RT (2021-03-06). 'No new directives, period': New York lawmakers vote to strip Governor Cuomo of emergency Covid powers with veto-proof majority. rt.com Legislators in New York have sent a bill to Governor Andrew Cuomo's desk seeking to eliminate his "temporary" emergency pandemic powers, securing a veto-proof majority to impose stricter limits on the state government. | Both chambers of the state legislature approved the bill on Friday in a largely party-line vote, with most Republicans opposing the measure on the grounds that it does not go far enough in curbing Cuomo's authorities. With sizable Democrat majorities in the State Assembly and Senate, however, the law passed with ease. | "Today, under this new legislation the governor will no longer be able to…

UCSC Mumia Abu-Jamal Support Collective (2021-03-06). Friday 3/5: Emergency Action: Mumia has Covid-19! indybay.org Santa Cruz Clocktower (corner of Water St. and Pacific Ave.)…

The Jamal Journal (2021-03-06). Mumia Health Update / March 6 Global Virtual Street Meeting. indybay.org On Saturday Mumia Abu-Jamal was hospitalized. When he put in a sick call slip and was seen by the SCI Mahanoy medical staff he was taken immediately to the hospital suffering chest pain and shortness of breath. Diagnosed with congestive heart failure he was given a battery of tests…At the hospital his seriology blood test was positive for Covid-19.

Zach Conti (2021-03-06). Pope Visits Iraq Amidst COVID Crisis, Conflict, Soaring Poverty and Struggling Economy. indybay.org Shia Muslim Leader and Pope to Meet…

Ramzy Baroud (2021-03-06). Ready to Work with Netanyahu: Mansour Abbas Splinters Arab Vote in Israel. dissidentvoice.org At a glance, it may appear that the split of Arab political parties in Israel is consistent with a typical pattern of political and ideological divisions which have afflicted the Arab body politic for many years. This time, however, the reasons behind the split are quite different. As Israel readies for its fourth general elections …

Online News Editor (2021-03-06). PM Khan wins vote of confidence vote from Pakistan parliament. laprensalatina.com Islamabad, Mar 6 (efe-epa).- Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan won a vote of confidence in the lower of parliament on Saturday in a session boycotted by the opposition. Khan, who came to power in mid-2018, secured 178 votes, six more than needed to win the confidence of the 342-member house, according to National Assembly speaker …

yenisafak (2021-03-06). Pakistan's Imran Khan wins confidence vote from parliament. yenisafak.com Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday won a vote of confidence in the lower house of Parliament, the speaker said.Khan won 178 votes in the 341-seat National Assembly, well above the 172 votes he needed to survive.On Wednesday, Khan announced to seek a vote of confidence from Parliament after his party's unexpected defeat on a key Senate, upper house, seat from the capital Islamabad.Yousaf Raza Gilani, a joint candidate of the opposition alliance, won the seat in an embarrassing upset.The ruling party candidate, Hafeez Shaikh, lost despite having majority in the National Assembly — which indicates the…

Udani Samarasekera (2021-03-06). [Perspectives] Robin Shattock: novel vaccine developer. thelancet.com Robin Shattock took an "unconventional route" into science. "Unlike most people who set off and went to university and did a PhD, I set off to the university of life and was more interested in being an actor or a rock star…A little bit later in life, I realised I actually needed to earn a living", he admits. That realisation in the late 1980s led to laboratory work, including HIV diagnostics, at the UK's Public Health Laboratory Service and further part-time study. In 1990, he joined St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, as a research assistant and did a part-time PhD, kick-starting a caree…

Richard Horton (2021-03-06). [Comment] Offline: It's time to ask questions and learn lessons. thelancet.com 1 year on from WHO's assessment, on March 11, 2020, that its Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) had evolved into a full blown coronavirus pandemic, what can we conclude? Many governments have decided not to conclude anything. They argue that it is still too soon to learn lessons. With over 2 ∑5 million deaths worldwide, and 1 million more predicted by June 1, this political deflection is no longer sustainable. Indeed, it is unconscionable. While governments resist accountability, countries are seeing unofficial inquiries spring up to fill the vacuum.

Online News Editor (2021-03-06). Movie theaters reopen in New York City amid tight safety measures. laprensalatina.com New York City, US, Mar 5 (efe-epa).- Movie theaters in New York City reopened on Friday with tight safety measures and restrictions in place, almost a year after a coronavirus lockdown was imposed that brought the entire entertainment sector to a halt. Although most cinemas in New York state were granted permission to start operating …

Online News Editor (2021-03-06). Protesters in Paraguay call for president's resignation. laprensalatina.com Asuncion, Mar 6 (efe-epa).- Protesters, most of them young, clashed with police in the heart of Paraguay's capital Asunción and demanded the resignation of President Mario Abdo Benitez over his government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The protests late on Friday were triggered after medical personnel and relatives of patients demonstrated this week against the …

Mehr News Agency (2021-03-06). Blinken discusses 'Karabakh conflict' with Armenian PM. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Mar. 06 (MNA) — In a telephone conversation with the Armenian Prime Minister, the US Secretary of State discussed the importance of the "bilateral partnership" between Washington and Yerevan as well as the Karabakh issue.

Bruce Lerro (2021-03-06). Anti-Communist Political Science: Propaganda for the Yankee Capitalist State. dissidentvoice.org Orientation I returned to college 20 years after dropping out in the late 1960s. After a couple of weeks in the political science class I was taking, I challenged the instructor by asking: "Where are the Marxists and anarchists in your presentation of political science?" Here is what I was told. "Marxists and anarchists are …

Yves Engler (2021-03-06). Broadbent Institute Head smears Ashton, Robinson and Internationalism. dissidentvoice.org Broadbent Institute head Rick Smith should just be frank and say he hates Palestinians and doesn't care about internationalism. On Tuesday Smith tweeted that it was disturbing that NDP MP Niki Ashton was doing an upcoming fundraiser for the Progressive International with former British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. In response to former NDP MP …

Editor (2021-03-06). Todo el mundo está mirando. workers.org "Un ataque contra uno es un ataque contra todxs." Este famoso lema laboral, popularizado por los Trabajadores Industriales del Mundo hace más de un siglo, es más significativo hoy que nunca. Pero tiene un doble significado para los trabajadores de Amazon, donde la tasa de lesiones en el lugar de . . . |

MEE, agencies (2021-03-06). Pope Francis meets Iraq's top cleric Ali Sistani in 'historic' meeting. middleeasteye.net Pope Francis meets Iraq's top cleric Ali Sistani in 'historic' meeting | Leaders of Catholic Church and Shia Islam call for religious tolerance in unprecedented meeting | Sat, 03/06/2021 – 09: 25 | A handout picture provided by the Vatican media office shows Pope Francis meeting top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in the Iraqi shrine city of Najaf (AFP) | Iraqis have hailed a "

RT (2021-03-06). Texas high school cancels 'Rules of Chivalry Day' assignment after outrage over girls being told to OBEY male classmates. rt.com A Lubbock, Texas high school has apparently taken a lesson from unwoke history too far, causing public outrage by instructing girls to "obey any reasonable request" by male classmates to learn about medieval "rules for chivalry." | The 'Rules of Chivalry Day' assignment at Shallowater High School has been cancelled after a review determined that, despite its historical context, "it does not reflect our district and community values," superintendent Anita Herbert said in a statement. The matter has been addressed with the offending teacher, who wasn't identified. | According to copies of the assignment that wer…

Margaret Flowers (2021-03-06). Small Acts Can Become A Power No Government Can Suppress. zcomm.org Examples of the tremendous power people have to force changes and create support networks in their communities when they organize together…

Matt Spick, Katherine Longman, Cecile Frampas, Holly Lewis, Catia Costa, Deborah Dunn Walters, Alex Stewart, Michael Wilde, Danni Greener, George Evetts, Drupad Trivedi, Perdita Barran, Andy Pitt, Melanie Bailey (2021-03-06). [Research Paper] Changes to the sebum lipidome upon COVID-19 infection observed via rapid sampling from the skin. thelancet.com COVID-19 dysregulates many areas of metabolism; in this work we show that the skin lipidome can be added to the list. Given that samples can be provided quickly and painlessly, we conclude that sebum is worthy of future consideration for clinical sampling.

Sunitha Vimalesvaran, Jillian Ireland, Minesh Khashu (2021-03-06). [Comment] Mind your language: respectful language within maternity services. thelancet.com Attentive communication and use of respectful language are important aspects of good quality clinical care in the intrapartum period, a particularly vulnerable time for women.1 Knowledge of the sociological aspects of childbirth has contributed to the development of a more person-centred and evidence-based approach in the care of childbearing women.2 However, negative attitudes towards women and childbirth persist. In some socio-political contexts, women may still be treated as baby-making machines.

Anthony R Mato, Nirav N Shah, Wojciech Jurczak, Chan Y Cheah, John M Pagel, Jennifer A Woyach, Bita Fakhri, Toby A Eyre, Nicole Lamanna, Manish R Patel, Alvaro Alencar, Ewa Lech-Maranda, William G Wierda, Catherine C Coombs, James N Gerson, Paolo Ghia, Steven Le Gouill, David John Lewis, Suchitra Sundaram, Jonathon B Cohen, Ian W Flinn, Constantine S Tam, Minal A Barve, Bryone Kuss, Justin Taylor, Omar Abdel-Wahab, Stephen J Schuster, M Lia Palomba, Katharine L Lewis, Lindsey E Roeker, Matthew S Davids, Xuan Ni Tan, Timothy S Fenske, Johan Wallin, Donald E Tsai, Nora C Ku, Edward Zhu, Jessica Chen, Ming Yin, Binoj Nair, Kevin Ebata, Narasimha Marella, Jennifer R Brown, Michael Wang (2021-03-06). [Articles] Pirtobrutinib in relapsed or refractory B-cell malignancies (BRUIN): a phase 1/2 study. thelancet.com Pirtobrutinib was safe and active in multiple B-cell malignancies, including patients previously treated with covalent BTK inhibitors. Pirtobrutinib might address a growing unmet need for alternative therapies for these patients.

Andrew Green (2021-03-06). [Obituary] Charles Kiggundu. thelancet.com Obstetrician and gynaecologist who advocated for reproductive health and rights. He was born on April 17, 1965, in Uganda's Luwero District, and died from COVID-19 complications on Dec 29, 2020, in Kampala, Uganda, aged 55 years.

The Lancet (2021-03-06). [Editorial] Do we care about who cares? thelancet.com International Women's Day, on March 8, provides an opportunity to highlight the contributions of women around the world and reflect on the gains in gender equity that have been lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has had a harmful effect on women, especially those who were already disadvantaged, and has widened health and social inequities. Rises in gender-based violence, child marriage, and school dropouts of girls, reduced access to sexual and reproductive health services, and economic insecurities due to job loss, withdrawal from the workforce, and stalled career progression are a blow to gender eq…

Ivan F N Hung, Gregory A Poland (2021-03-06). [Comment] Single-dose Oxford—AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine followed by a 12-week booster. thelancet.com Vaccines to prevent COVID-19 infection are crucial for an effective global pandemic response. In The Lancet, Merryn Voysey and colleagues1 report the updated primary efficacy results for the Oxford—AstraZeneca ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222) vaccine from three single-blind, randomised controlled trials in the UK and Brazil and one double-blind study in South Africa.2—4 The ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine was granted emergency use authorisation in adults by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency5 in December, 2020.

The Editors of The Lancet (2021-03-06). [Comment] Thank you to The Lancet's reviewers of 2020. thelancet.com In 2021, many of us are still looking back to 2020 and trying to make sense of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For those working in medicine and science, 2020 was unusual and difficult. The rapid research advances made to understand SARS-CoV-2, to describe the clinical course and long-term consequences of COVID-19, and to develop treatments and vaccines are incomparable. This incredible progress is a testament to the hard work and dedication of countless researchers and clinicians worldwide.

Ann Danaiya Usher (2021-03-06). [World Report] Medical oxygen crisis: a belated COVID-19 response. thelancet.com More than a year into the pandemic, global health agencies have set up a taskforce to address the vast unmet demand for medical oxygen. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.

Udani Samarasekera (2021-03-06). [Perspectives] Robin Shattock: novel vaccine developer. thelancet.com Robin Shattock took an "unconventional route" into science. "Unlike most people who set off and went to university and did a PhD, I set off to the university of life and was more interested in being an actor or a rock star…A little bit later in life, I realised I actually needed to earn a living", he admits. That realisation in the late 1980s led to laboratory work, including HIV diagnostics, at the UK's Public Health Laboratory Service and further part-time study. In 1990, he joined St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, as a research assistant and did a part-time PhD, kick-starting a caree…

Richard Horton (2021-03-06). [Comment] Offline: It's time to ask questions and learn lessons. thelancet.com 1 year on from WHO's assessment, on March 11, 2020, that its Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) had evolved into a full blown coronavirus pandemic, what can we conclude? Many governments have decided not to conclude anything. They argue that it is still too soon to learn lessons. With over 2 ∑5 million deaths worldwide, and 1 million more predicted by June 1, this political deflection is no longer sustainable. Indeed, it is unconscionable. While governments resist accountability, countries are seeing unofficial inquiries spring up to fill the vacuum.

yenisafak (2021-03-06). Should the state tax the rich for the common good? yenisafak.com A sense that some people are amassing more and more wealth while not doing their fair share to counter the issues facing society offends many people's sense of justice.Figures recently released by international bodies paint a stark figure of ever-worsening inequality worldwide.A report by Oxfam International showed since coronavirus first appeared, it took just nine months for the fortunes of the top 1,000 billionaires to return to their pre-pandemic heights.Globally, amid the pandemic, billionaires' wealth rose by a staggering $3.9 trillion."Their total wealth now stands at $11.95 trillion, which is equivalent t…

The Energy & Environmental Legal Institute (2021-03-06). The Rockefeller Way: The Family's Covert 'Climate Change' Plan. globalresearch.ca First published in December 2016, this article is of relevance to an understanding of the ongoing debate on Climate Change as well the Green New Deal, largely controlled by the financial establishment. The Rockefellers also play a key role in …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-03-06). The 2020 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset" globalresearch.ca We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.

Fight Back (2021-03-06). FRSO to hold International Women's Day celebration. fightbacknews.org Minneapolis, MN – Freedom Road Socialist Organization will hold an online International Women's Day celebration on March 6. | Tracy Molm, a leading member of FRSO, will be among the speakers. Molm states, "International Women's Day s a day to celebrate our struggle. Women, including trans and non-binary people, play a vital role in fighting for revolutionary change. We are demanding and will fight for the liberation of women, and we want an end to all oppression and exploitation. We need political power. We need socialism." | The event will take place Saturday, March 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time. It can…

Jackie Fox (2021-03-06). American Socialism in the Mid 20th Century. realprogressives.org The year prior to Upton Sinclair's loss in California, the US elected Franklin D. Roosevelt into office. For American socialists at the time, this was both a blessing and a curse. Roosevelt co-opted many socialist demands, halting any momentum the Socialist Party of America, or American socialists more broadly, had gained since the turn of the century. The Democratic Party also offered to let socialists to run for their party, like the aforementioned Sinclair. | Roosevelt was not a socialist in either the current definition or by the standards of the time. He reacted to a situation that unfettered capitalis…

World Socialist Web Site (2021-03-06). Sunday 3/7: 150 years since the birth of Rosa Luxemburg. indybay.org International online streamed event.

Ali Abunimah (2021-03-06). EU backs ICC after Netanyahu's "anti-Semitism" smear. zcomm.org After years-long delays and decades of waiting for justice, Palestinians are at last seeing their quest to hold Israel accountable and check its crimes bearing fruit…

Fight Back (2021-03-06). Another 'Hour of Power' at Chicago Transit Authority. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – The time for action is now. At least that is the opinion of workers at the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). Some of these workers formed the Justice Coalition, which held their second "Hour of Power" on February 23 at the Southside "L" Train 95th Street terminal. The demonstration called for hazard pay for CTA workers, no concession in the upcoming union contracts and safe working conditions. | "Safe working conditions means safe riding conditions," said CTA bus driver Eric Struch. Struch is also a member of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 241. Struck stressed the importance of solidarity…

Fight Back (2021-03-06). Chicago charter school educators demand safe reopening. fightbacknews.org Chicago, IL – It was a chilly morning. The temperature was in the low 30s as the educators from Chicago's Passages Charter School gathered for their press conference, March 5. They were all wearing masks. They all were socially distanced. "We care about our students, we care about their families," said paraprofessional educator Ann Stella Taylor. | Passages Charter School is as arrogant as they come. First they announced metrics for reopening such as deaths per 100,000 and test positivity rate. They said that they want to use the metrics of the Illinois Department of Public Health. The Chicago Teachers Union agre…

Robert Hunziker (2021-03-06). Approaching a Risky 1.5 ∞C Global Overshoot. dissidentvoice.org A recent UN Assessment, as of February 26th, 2021, regarding progress or lack thereof by the 195 nations to the Paris 2015 climate agreement is starting to look like a big bust. As described in the report, nations are not meeting their voluntary commitments to decrease carbon emissions, especially based upon the Paris '15 goals …

Pedro Miguel (2021-03-06). México — 4T y transición energética. globalizacion.ca Uno de los caballos de batalla favoritos de la reacción en sus campañas contra la Cuarta Transformación es que el actual gobierno carece de conciencia ambiental, desprecia las energías limpias y no tiene el menor interés en impulsar la transición…

T.P. Wilkinson (2021-03-06). The health which I see is disease (… if the Hierarchical Church so defines). dissidentvoice.org Gates: The Fauci Project In the Spiritual Exercises, Ignatius Loyola, the man credited with the establishment of the Society of Jesus, to which the reigning Roman Catholic pontiff belongs, stipulated Rules to have the true sentiments, which we ought to have in the Church Militant. The thirteenth rule is: To be right in everything, we …

Ian Sabroe, Sally Mather, Amy Wilson, Daniel K Hall-Flavin, Miranda Fricker, Lauren A Barron, Chris Millard (2021-03-06). [Perspectives] Error, injustice, and physician wellbeing. thelancet.com Health care is riddled with injustice and inequity. Clinicians strive to create better, more just systems, and experience deep moral distress when we are unable to do this. We care for the broken but expect perfection of ourselves. Increasing patient needs combined with imperfect systems, health professionals' high expectations of themselves, and the difficulties of accepting personal vulnerability can lead to burnt-out and broken doctors. Ethics and justice are not only crucial in relation to patient care but are also important for the self-care of health-care practitioners and the systems in which they work.

Jean-Marie Michot, Vincent Ribrag (2021-03-06). [Comment] Pirtobrutinib shows evidence to inaugurate a third generation of BTK inhibitors. thelancet.com The Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) protein is a crucial component of antigen-dependent B-cell receptor signalling that regulates B-cell development and maturation. BTK is also implicated in major processes of malignant B non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL-B) and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) cells such as proliferation, survival, and trafficking. BTK inhibition has a profound effect on malignant cell survival.1…

Shatha Abu Srour (2021-03-06). [Comment] Social action to achieve a dignified life for people with disabilities in the occupied Palestinian territory. thelancet.com When people with disabilities (PWDs) and civil society in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) exhausted their calls for basic human rights and dignity for PWDs in the absence of credible representative bodies and with the Palestinian Legislative Council dissolved in 2018,1 we decided to induce a turning point by taking social action. And we did.

Gavin Francis (2021-03-06). [Perspectives] Mapping our common future. thelancet.com We used to search the skies for clues to the future, seeing in the wheel of the planets and constellations evidence of our fate. Other traditions made use of entrails (extispicy) or even arrows (belomancy). Such divination practitioners pursued a deeply human desire to discern aspects of the future through visual patterns in the present. We do things differently now, priding ourselves on evidence, science, and data. A promising way to approach the prediction of the future might well be to map it.

Gaà´lle Bourgeois, Mael Richard, Marie Danset, Laurent Pérard, Anne-Laure Breton, Emilie Berthoux (2021-03-06). [Clinical Picture] Deficiency of adenosine deaminase 2 diagnosed at 65 years of age. thelancet.com A 65-year-old woman presented to our unit with joint pain, intermittent fever, fatigue, and painful ulcers on her legs.

Flora Martinez Figueira Moreira, Renu Verma, Paulo Cesar Pereira dos Santos, Alessandra Leite, Andrea da Silva Santos, Rafaele Carla Pivetta de Araujo, Bruna Oliveira da Silva, Júlio Henrique Ferreira de Sá Queiroz, David H. Persing, Erik Sà∂dersten, Devasena Gnanashanmugam, Purvesh Khatri, Julio Croda, Jason R. Andrews (2021-03-06). Blood-based host biomarker diagnostics in active case finding for pulmonary tuberculosis: A diagnostic case-control study. thelancet.com For active case finding in this high tuberculosis-burden setting, CRP and Xpert-MTB-HR did not meet TPP benchmarks for a triage test. However, Xpert-MTB-HR was highly sensitive in detecting individuals with medium or high sputum bacillary burden.

Justin McCurry (2021-03-06). [World Report] The 2011 Tōhoku disaster: 10 years on. thelancet.com A decade has passed since an earthquake and tsunami devastated the northeast coast of Japan, but health experts are still assessing the effects on health. Justin McCurry reports.

Agustín Bruera (2021-03-06). Argentina — Transformar drásticamente la Justicia. globalizacion.ca Entre diciembre de 2015 y diciembre 2019 nuestro país fue devastado. Social, cultural, económica e institucionalmente. Esa hecatombe planificada, sin embargo, contó con un protagonista clave, que resultó un engranaje fundamental en el proyecto neocolonial de sumisión del país a…

Sara Luterman (2021-03-06). Abolish Guardianship, Preserve the Rights of Disabled People, and Free Britney. thenation.com Abolish Guardianship, Preserve the Rights of Disabled People, and Free Britney…

Mike Ludwig (2021-03-06). House Rejects Cori Bush's Amendment on Voting Rights for Incarcerated People. zcomm.org "We will not stop fighting until we dismantle white supremacy in all of its forms"

WSWS repost (2021-03-06). American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1919—2021. indybay.org On February 24, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti died, one of the last significant surviving American artists who emerged in…

Robert Norse (2021-03-06). Return of the Sleeping Ban and a Letter to Mayor Meyers. indybay.org On February 23, City Council ignored dozens of speakers, silenced another two dozen, and passed the TOLO (Temporary Living Outside Ordinance) well after midnight. I filed a Brown Act complaint, noting the failure to provide adequate Agenda notice, requiring them to redo the item. I'm not holding my breath.

Robert Maxim (2021-03-06). Cruising down West Sunset. indybay.org Reflections of driving down West Sunset Boulevard on a sunny afternoon. Past the Elliott Smith memorial wall, and through the Eyes mural at the Reuben Soto mural, located in the Silverlake district of Los Angeles.

Human Agenda (2021-03-06). Monday 3/8: International Women's Day: Feminism and Social Justice. indybay.org Zoom meeting ID: 872 8709 9495 | Passcode: 798372 | Zoom link: us02web.zoom.us/j/87287099495

NAARPR, partners (2021-03-06). Monday 3/8: Justice for George Floyd! Solidarity Rally San Jose City Hall. indybay.org San Jose City Hall, 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113 | MASKS and SAFE DISTANCING; Peaceful rally action…

Adapted from 2020 Celebration (2021-03-06). 2021 Sacramento Ghanaian Independence Day Celebration. indybay.org Sacramento Ghanaian Independence Day Weekend offers a sneak preview into an exciting new addition to the Farm to Fork Capitol in the Great State of California.

United We Dream (2021-03-06). Friday 3/5: "Call Center Blues": Cruelity of Deportation Film and Q&A w/ Director Geeta Gandbhir. indybay.org Online event…

KPFA Women Producers (2021-03-06). Sunday 3/7: KPFA Special Programming, Int'l Women's Day. indybay.org 94.1 FM…

angelus mors (2021-03-06). ATTO MORTE si desta la civetta stai per andare lontano Entra pure. indybay.org welcohome…

Santa Cruz Police News (2021-03-06). Anti Police-Terror Project Files Liability Claim Against City of Santa Cruz. indybay.org The Anti-Police Terror Project (APTP) has filed a liability claim against the City of Santa Cruz. "Claimant seeks damages resulting from an alleged violation of civil rights related to law enforcement action," city staff states in an agenda report for the March 9 meeting of the Santa Cruz City Council. Other than the one quote from city staff, very few details have been released to the public about the claim, except that the incident in question occurred on May 29, 2020. The City Council is expected to discuss the claim during its closed session on March 9, and a motion to reject APTP's claim has been placed by c…

The People's Bailout & It Takes Roots (2021-03-06). Monday 3/8: Bread & Roses: Rally Demanding Care & Relief by Passing the American Rescue Plan Now! indybay.org Online/virtual rally via Zoom…

Robert Maxim (2021-03-06). Like Minded Minds Think Alike. indybay.org Social Media and the dopamine addiction.It's like the crack addiction.

Pass It On (2021-03-06). Current Animal Rights And Environment News. indybay.org The consciousness of people everywhere is expanding.

US Department of Justice (2021-03-06). Video: Pfizer $2.3 Billion 2009 Medical Fraud Settlement. US Department of Justice. globalresearch.ca This was originally published in September 2009. | "

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-03-05). Trump and Biden's Secret Bombing Wars. dissidentvoice.org Credit: The Intercept: U.S.-led coalition airstrike — Mosul, Iraq on November 7, 2016 On February 25th, President Biden ordered U.S. air forces to drop seven 500-pound bombs on Iraqi forces in Syria, reportedly killing 22 people. The U.S. airstrike has predictably failed to halt rocket attacks on deeply unpopular U.S. bases in Iraq, which the …

Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies (2021-03-05). Trump and Biden's Secret Bombing Wars. counterpunch.org On February 25, President Biden ordered U.S. air forces to drop seven 500-pound bombs on Iraqi forces in Syria, reportedly killing 22 people. The U.S. airstrike has predictably failed to halt rocket attacks on deeply unpopular U.S. bases in Iraq, which the Iraqi National Assembly passed a resolution to close over a year ago. The

Gary Leupp (2021-03-05). Biden Acts with Impunity (to Send Iran a Message, by Attacking Iraqis in Syria). counterpunch.org Recall the broad context. In March 2003, in the worst crime of the 21st century, a war-based-on-lies led by President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, the U.S. invaded and destroyed the modern country of Iraq, generating mass flight and civil war. Half a million people were killed and the suffering continues. Too

Staff (2021-03-05). Rev. William Barber to Democrats: "Stick Together" and Pass the $15 Minimum Wage. truthout.org Image Credit: Facebook: Fightfor15LA | The Senate has voted to open debate on President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The legislation has widespread support from voters, with one new poll showing 77% of Americans support the bill, including nearly 60% of Republicans. But the Senate bill has some key differences from the package approved by the House, including a reduction in the number of people eligible for direct stimulus checks and no provision to raise the federal mini…

Staff (2021-03-05). Rev. William Barber to Democrats: Overrule the Senate Parliamentarian & Pass the $15 Minimum Wage. democracynow.org The Senate has voted to open debate on President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The legislation has widespread support from voters, with one new poll showing 77% of Americans support the bill, including nearly 60% of Republicans. But the Senate bill has some key differences from the package approved by the House, including a reduction in the number of people eligible for direct stimulus checks and no provision to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. However, the Fight for 15 continues, with the Senate considering an amendment by Senator Bernie Sanders to raise the minimum wage fro…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2021-03-05). Here Are the 8 Democrats Who Just Joined GOP to Vote Down Sanders' $15 Minimum Wage Amendment. commondreams.org "Every single Dem who voted against a $15 minimum wage should be primaried." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Kenny Stancil, staff writer (2021-03-05). 'Shameful': Millionaire Senators Vote Against Popular Minimum Wage Raise That Would Lift Millions Out of Poverty. commondreams.org "It is despicable and unacceptable that there is not unanimous support among Democrats in Congress for a $15 minimum wage," said Rep. Jamaal Bowman. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2021-03-05). "No Excuse" for Senate Democrats Who Voted No on $15 Minimum Wage Amendment. commondreams.org ______________________________…

commondreams (2021-03-05). Sanders Statement on Minimum Wage Vote. commondreams.org ______________________________…

RT (2021-03-05). Democrats crush Bernie Sanders' push for $15 minimum wage insert into Covid relief bill, despite most Americans supporting it. rt.com Senator Sanders (I-Vermont) has failed to insert a minimum wage hike into a mammoth $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. The attempt was a long shot, and members of his own party decisively voted against it. | As the US Senate debated amendments to President Joe Biden's long-anticipated Covid-19 relief bill, Sanders stuck to his progressive guns on Friday and attempted to insert an amendment to raise the federal minimum wage to $15. The amendment was already ruled out by the Senate parliamentarian — an official who functions as a sort of referee in the chamber — last week, as inserting it would bre…

Jake Johnson (2021-03-05). Sanders to Force Vote on $15 Minimum Wage Amendment. zcomm.org "I regard it as absurd that the parliamentarian, a Senate staffer elected by no one, can prevent a wage increase for 32 million workers."

Liberation Staff (2021-03-05). Video: Cancel the Rents caravan in Oakland, California. liberationnews.org On Feb 27, people from around the San Francisco Bay Area gathered for a rally and caravan in Berkeley and Oakland to demand cancellation of rents and mortgages, an end to evictions, and housing for the homeless. Over 20 organizations were represented, including the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, Do No Harm Coalition, AFSCME 3299, …

Online News Editor (2021-03-05). Man Utd legend tackling homelessness with Covid-safe pods. laprensalatina.com By Clà udia Sacrest Stoke-on-Trent (UK), Mar 5 (efe-epa).- Dignified housing pods set up in a large industrial warehouse in the English city of Stoke-on-Trent offer homeless people an opportunity to take the first step away from life on the street. Former Manchester United legend and Scotland international Lou Macari founded the initiative four years ago …

RT (2021-03-05). Practically impossible: Russian NGOs plead for Putin's help as new law demands they declare foreign funding sources of EVERY donor. rt.com More than fifty Russian NGOs that help orphans, the homeless and other vulnerable groups have asked President Vladimir Putin to help resolve disputes with the Ministry of Justice over the declaration of foreign funding. | That's according to Moscow daily Kommersant, which explained that the law obliges such organizations to declare any foreign sources of funding in their annual financial reports, including information about international income streams of their Russian donors. | In recent years, the government has increased the reporting requirement of organizations in several fields, with an increased focus o…

_____ (2021-03-05). Purging Inconvenient Facts In Coverage Of Biden's 'First' Air Attacks. popularresistance.org When the Biden administration bombed Syria on February 25, the attack killed "at least 22," most of them members of Iraqi militias, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a London-based monitoring organization opposed to the Syrian government. The US said the bombing was retaliation for three rocket attacks on US bases in Iraq that it claims were carried out by groups allied with Iran (NBC, 2/25/21). In one of the attacks, rockets fired at Erbil airport killed a military contractor and an Iraqi civilian. | The US does not say that its airstrike on Syria was aimed at the group that carried out the E…

Medea Benjamin, Nicholas J.S. Davies (2021-03-05). The US has dropped 326,000 bombs on people in other countries since 2001, Most Recently in Syria. juancole.com ( Code Pink) — On February 25th, President Biden ordered U.S. air forces to drop seven 500-pound bombs on Iraqi forces in Syria, reportedly killing 22 people. The U.S. airstrike has predictably failed to halt rocket attacks on deeply unpopular U.S. bases in Iraq, which the Iraqi National Assembly passed a resolution to close over …

MEE staff (2021-03-05). US Republicans demand arms embargo on Iran after missile strikes in Iraq. middleeasteye.net US Republicans demand arms embargo on Iran after missile strikes in Iraq | Two senators sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken saying US must prevent 'Iran from selling its weapons abroad' | Fri, 03/05/2021 – 20: 02 | Senators Joni Ernst, left, and Bill Hagerty, right, sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken earlier this week (AFP) | Two Senate Republicans are calling on the State Depart…

Albena Azmanova — Marshall Auerbach (2021-03-05). Bad Stimulus: the Problems with Biden's COVID Relief Package. counterpunch.org The new Democratic administration is poised to make its first proud step in delivering on its electoral promise to build back (America) better: the successful adoption of a $1.9 trillion stimulus package, the main components of which are a third round of stimulus checks, a renewal of federal unemployment benefits, and a boost to the

Medea Benjamin (2021-03-05). End Trump and Biden's Secret Bombing Wars. progressive.org The United States and its allies have dropped more than 326,000 bombs and missiles on people in other countries since 2001.

Mark Fiore (2021-03-05). Screen Shot 2021-03-04 at 8.38.24 AM.png. progressive.org Biden is definitely doing more than Donald Trump did to punish Saudi Arabia, but he is letting the the main culprit off the hook.

Robert Fantina (2021-03-05). The ReTrumplican Party. counterpunch.org Last week, the Republican Party had its Trump lovefest. While every semi-prominent Republican with his or her eye on the White House presented their twisted version of reality to the adoring crowds, it was former President Donald Trump who stole the show. He rolled out one tired old fabrication after another, much to the delight

teleSUR (2021-03-05). FBI Arrests Trump State Dept Aide Over Role in Capitol Riots. telesurenglish.net The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested Thursday an official of former President Donald Trump for the assault on the Capitol on January 6, becoming the first person arrested linked to the previous government, reports EFE agency. | The person arrested was Federico Klein, a 42-year-old man who during the Trump administration worked at the State Department as a political appointee. Specifically, the detainee was first assigned to the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, in the department in charge of Brazil and the Southern Cone, and then transferred to the office that administers requests for access…

Nicole Karlis (2021-03-05). Why some New Age influencers believe Trump is a "lightworker" salon.com The New Age philosophy-Trump connection has concerning parallels to the role mysticism played in Nazi Germany…

Heather Digby Parton (2021-03-05). Democracy on the line: Senate Democrats can't let Trump's Big Lie become a zombie lie. salon.com Do either Democratic Sens. Kyrsten Sinema or Joe Manchin want to be remembered as the Strom Thurmond of their time?>

Ramsey Touchberry (2021-03-05). Sen. Ron Johnson, worth $40 million, derided as "face of the opposition" to COVID relief. salon.com Wisconsin's science-denier and Trump superfan is now forcing pointless delay in final vote on COVID relief package…

Staff (2021-03-05). Former Impeachment Manager Sues Trump Over January 6 Capitol Breach. truthout.org Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-California), who also served as a House manager in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump earlier this year, Swalwell also named Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and former…

Staff (2021-03-05). FBI Arrests Former Trump Appointee for Role in January 6 Capitol Breach. truthout.org The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) arrested Federico Klein, a former State Department official who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, on Thursday evening, alleging that he was involved in the January 6 attack of the U.S. Capitol building. | Klein's arrest

Staff (2021-03-05). Headlines for March 5, 2021. democracynow.org Republican Senators Work to Derail $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill, White House Defends Biden's Remark That "Neanderthal Thinking" GOP Governors Ended Mask Mandates, New York Gov. Cuomo's Aides Doctored Nursing Home Death Data in July Report on COVID-19, Charlotte Bennett Describes Sexual Harassment by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in TV Interview, Florida Democrats Demand FBI Probe of Gov. Ron DeSantis, Who Prioritized Donors for Vaccination, India, South Africa Ask WTO for Patent Waiver to Allow Generic COVID-19 Drugs & Vaccines, Former Trump Admin Official Charged with Assaulting Cop at January 6 Capitol Riot, Senat…

Jeffrey St. Clair (2021-03-05). Roaming Charges: No Neanderthal Ever Bombed Syria. counterpunch.org + There were many reasons to vote against Trump, starting with the fact that he was the incumbent running for reelection. All incumbent presidents should be voted against as matter of principle, because they almost certainly started committing war crimes within weeks of taking office, a truism Biden has now reconfirmed with his bombing of

John Nichols (2021-03-05). South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Is a Deadlier, More Delusional Alternative to Trump. thenation.com South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Is a Deadlier, More Delusional Alternative to Trump…

Julie Hollar (2021-03-05). Corporate Media Praise Republicans Who Oppose Trump, but Whitewash Their Extremism and Undermining of Democracy. commondreams.org Their own credulous coverage of the little lies of vote fraud, which went on for decades and their willingness to lionize purveyors of those lies to this day, have played no small role in allowing it to happen. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

RT (2021-03-05). Trump accuses Biden of creating 'spiraling tsunami' at US-Mexico border as migrant situation spins 'totally out of control'. rt.com Donald Trump has released a statement accusing President Joe Biden of letting the situation at the US/Mexico border get "totally out of control" as officials prepare for unprecedented numbers of migrant children this year. | "A mass incursion into the country by people who should not be here is happening on an hourly basis, getting worse by the minute," Trump said in a Friday statement. He blasted Biden for creating a "spiraling tsunami" at the border. | "When I left office, we had achieved the most secure border in our country's history. Under Biden, it will soon be worse, more dangerous, and more out of cont…

RT (2021-03-05). MSNBC's Joy Reid sparks outrage by claiming conservatives would trade tax cuts to be allowed 'openly say the n-word'. rt.com Joy Reid has triggered everyone from Ben Shapiro to Glenn Greenwald by implying Republicans are racists wishing they could "openly say the n-word" and floating new meritless "Moscow" conspiracy theories. | "I'll say it again: people on the right would trade all the tax cuts for the ability to openly say the n-word like in 'the good old days,'" Reid tweeted this week. "To them, not being able to be openly racist and discriminatory without consequence is oppression. Trump is the avatar for this 'freedom.'" | I'll say it again: people on the right would trade all the tax cuts for the ability to openly say the n-w…

RT (2021-03-05). Democratic congressman Swalwell sues Trump for EMOTIONAL DAMAGE over Capitol riot, says he was ready for COMBAT with mob. rt.com Rep. Eric Swalwell has sued Donald Trump and his allies over "emotional distress" sustained at the Capitol Hill riot. The suit also claims that Swalwell stripped down and prepared for "hand-to-hand combat" with the rioters. | In a civil

Maurice Mitchell (2021-03-05). Organizing the Multiracial Working Class. zcomm.org If working people fail to see real material distinctions between life under Trump and life under Biden, they'll look for an alternative to the party in power…

Joe Lee-Cullin (2021-03-05). Michigan high school students fight attacks on BLM mural. liberationnews.org "It can be scary to be Black in America. [Our kids] shouldn't have to be scared at school."

Staff (2021-03-05). Detroit Will Use $200,000 in Taxpayer Money to Fund Claim Against BLM Group. truthout.org Detroit Will Breathe was formed days after the mass uprising following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Despite the hyper-militarized tools and tactics used by Detroit Police on anti-racist protesters in an attempt to stop the movement, activists kept mobilizing against police brutality. Instead of trying to meet the demands that Detroit Will Breathe developed with the community, DPD continued to use excessive force and brutality. Following a summer of state violen…

Miko Peled (2021-03-05). Israel: Orthodox Religious Parties Shaken by Supreme Court Ruling on Law of Return. mintpressnews.com The Israeli Supreme Court ruling on the application of the Law of Return threatens ultimate dilution of the political power of Israel's Orthodox religious parties, and thus has the potential to shake up the upcoming election's dynamics.

Andrew DeMillo (2021-03-05). Arkansas abortion ban aims to force Supreme Court Roe v. Wade fight. peoplesworld.org LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP)—Arkansas lawmakers on Wednesday approved legislation banning nearly all abortions, sending the bill to a Republican governor who has expressed reservations about the move. Abortion rights groups have said they're prepared to challenge the outright ban if it's enacted. The majority-Republican House voted 75-18 for the bill, which bans all abortions except …

Elie Mystal (2021-03-05). The Supreme Court Is Poised to Find New Ways to Disenfranchise Black Voters. thenation.com The Supreme Court Is Poised to Find New Ways to Disenfranchise Black Voters…

Staff (2021-03-05). Rep. Mondaire Jones: Voting Rights Bill H.R. 1 Is of "Foundational Importance" to U.S. Democracy. democracynow.org The House of Representatives has approved sweeping legislation protecting the right to vote with the For the People Act, which has been described as the most sweeping pro-democracy bill in decades. The legislation is aimed at improving voter registration and access to voting, ending partisan and racial gerrymandering, forcing the disclosure of dark money donors, increasing public funding for candidates, and imposing strict ethical and reporting standards on members of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court. The bill, which comes amid a nationwide attack on voting rights in courthouses and statehouses, is heading to…

teleSUR (2021-03-05). China Rejects US Sanctions Against Cuba and Other Countries. telesurenglish.net China today reaffirmed its opposition to unilateral U.S. sanctions against Cuba, Russia, Iran, and Venezuela, after denouncing the socio-economic impact of these measures amid the Covid-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | Wang Wenbin, Foreign Ministry spokesman, urged Washington to listen to the international community's call in this regard and immediately lift the coercive policies imposed under the pretext of human rights. | "Such moves are widely critici…

RT (2021-03-05). European Union agrees that member states can purchase Russian & Chinese vaccines outside of bloc's collective purchase program. rt.com EU countries have the right to acquire vaccines independently if the jabs concerned aren't part of the bloc's centralized procurement strategy, a European Commission spokesman said when asked about Russian and Chinese formulas. | Amid shortages of EU-approved Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines against the coronavirus, some countries in the 27-member collective have started looking for other ways to inoculate their populations. Hungary and Slovakia have already approved Russia's Sputnik V jab on their own, while Poland is discussing the possibility of purchasing Sinovac immunization from China. | When ask…

RT (2021-03-05). European Union says member states are allowed to purchase Russian & Chinese vaccines on their own. rt.com EU countries have the right to acquire vaccines independently if jabs aren't part of the bloc's centralized procurement strategy, a European Commission spokesman said when asked about the Russian and Chinese shots. | Amid shortages of EU-approved Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines against the coronavirus, some countries in the bloc have started looking for other ways to inoculate their populations. Hungary and Slovakia have already approved Russia's Sputnik V jab on their own, while Poland is discussing the possibility of purchasing Sinovac immunization with China. | When asked about those developments,…

WSWS (2021-03-05). UK Labour Party outlines its agenda for nuclear warfare targeting Russia. wsws.org Shadow Secretary of State for Defence John Healey in a speech to military think-tank gave naked expression to Labour's insane warmongering—outlining a de facto plan for military aggression against Russia and China, up to and including nuclear weapons.

Vijay Prashad (2021-03-05). The right to live in peace. mronline.org On a warm late February day in Santiago, I went to the grave of Victor Jara to pay homage to the man who was brutally killed on 16 September 1973.

Liberation Staff (2021-03-05). The Real Story: A Socialist Look at Syria and US Intervention. liberationnews.org Brian Becker dissects the reasons for the US military occupation in Syria and analyzes the objectives and strategies of U.S. imperialism in Syria, and its wars against Iraq and Libya.

William J. Astore (2021-03-05). Failing Upward: Pentagon's more and more Expensive Boondoggles (that don't even work). juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com) — Cancel culture is a common, almost viral, term in political and social discourse these days. Basically, somebody expresses views considered to be outrageous or vile or racist or otherwise insensitive and inappropriate. In response, that person is "canceled," perhaps losing a job or otherwise sidelined and silenced. In being deplatformed by Twitter, …

Richard Becker (2021-03-05). Top Pentagon commander requests astronomical sum of money to prepare for war with China. liberationnews.org The funding increase that Davidson is seeking for his command — not the total allocation — is greater than the entire budget of the whole armed forces of Brazil.

Alan Macleod (2021-03-05). US, Allies Drop 46 Bombs Per Day for 20 Years, New CODEPINK Research Reveals. mintpressnews.com The United States has been at war for nearly every year of its existence as an independent nation, fighting in 227 years of its 244-year history.

Vijay Prashad (2021-03-05). Victor Jara's song returns as an anthem of our time. peoplesworld.org On a warm late February day in Santiago, I went to the grave of Victor Jara to pay homage to the man who was brutally killed on Sept. 16, 1973. A theatre director, songwriter, and communist, Jara was arrested after the coup d'état against the socialist government of Salvador Allende. He was tortured and then …

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-05). Week-long boycott of Amazon planned over union-busting attempts in Alabama. peoplesdispatch.org The boycott campaign comes after multiple reports of Amazon trying to thwart organizing attempts by workers in its Bessemer warehouse in Alabama, where a unionization vote is underway…

Prof. Juan Cole (2021-03-05). Why the Biden Administration Is Dead Wrong to Oppose International Criminal Court War Crimes Inquiry in Occupied Palestine: A Betrayal of the Rule of Law. globalresearch.ca

Shane Quinn (2021-03-05). 75 Years Ago: Nazi Germany's Launch Final Major Attacks of the Second World War. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on GR in March 2020. | Seventy-five …

teleSUR (2021-03-05). Congress Member Rejects US Interference in ICC Probe of Israel. telesurenglish.net Michigan's U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib denounced through her Twitter account on Thursday the U.S. Government's attempts to interfere and derail a probe by the International Criminal Court (ICC) into Israeli war crimes committed against the Palestinian people. | RELATED: | "No one is above the law. The ICC has the authority and duty to independently and impartially investigate and bring justice to the victims of h…

Binoy Kampmark (2021-03-05). Biden, Afghanistan and Forever Wars. counterpunch.org The papers are full of suggestions on what US President Joe Biden should do about his country's seemingly perennial involvement in Afghanistan. None are particularly useful, in that they ignore the central premise that a nation state long mauled, molested and savaged should finally be left alone. Nonsense, say the media and political cognoscenti. The Guardian

_____ (2021-03-05). College Students Hold Statewide Day Of Action To Stop Line 3. popularresistance.org Minnesota – Today, hundreds of Minnesota college and university students are staging demonstrations on their campuses to raise awareness of the Line 3 pipeline, and to call on their institutions to divest from fossil fuel industry projects. Students from the University of Minnesota Morris, UMD, UMN Twin Cities, Carleton College, St Olaf College, The College of St Benedict's, Gustavus Adolphus College, and Macalester College have been collaborating to plan this day of action for months. | Emily Wittkop, a junior at the University of Minnesota Morris said, "I'm fighting Line 3 for several reasons – the danger to ou…

Gary Olson (2021-03-05). Will Neoliberalism Morph into Fascism in the United States? counterpunch.org Neoliberalism, at its heart, is class war waged from above under the guise of rational, technocratic management of an economy that must — as neoliberals claim —be shielded from the corrosive influence of democratic politics.[1] — Chris Maisano [W]hat's becoming increasingly clear to many scholars and intellectuals is that there is a new morphology of

Editor (2021-03-05). 'Scheer Intelligence' Nabs 4 NAEJ Nominations. scheerpost.com "Scheer Intelligence," the weekly award-winning podcast hosted by legendary journalist Robert Scheer and executive produced by Joshua Scheer, has been nominated for 4 National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards. The KCRW-hosted show features thoughtful, provocative conversations with "American Originals"—people who, through a lifetime of public engagement, offer unique, often surprising perspectives on the day's most …

teleSUR (2021-03-05). Canada: Braided Warriors Calls for Release of Stacy Gallagher. telesurenglish.net Canadian citizens on Thursday took to the street in Vancouver to demand the release of environmental activist Stacy Gallagher who was sentenced to 90 days in jail for protesting against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. | RELATED: | The rally was organized by Braided Warriors, an Indigenous organization that promotes the respect of Indigenous rights and sovereignty in the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish,…

teleSUR (2021-03-05). Biden Supports Limiting Presidential War Powers. telesurenglish.net U.S. President Joe Biden agrees with limiting presidential war powers, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Friday. | RELATED: | Biden wants to "ensure that the authorizations for the use of military force currently on the books are replaced with a narrow and specific framework that will ensure we can protect Americans from terrorist threats while ending the forever wars," the official said in a statement to…

Shane Quinn (2021-03-05). 76 Years Ago: Nazi Germany Launches Its "Final Great Offensive" of World War II. globalresearch.ca This article was originally published on GR in March 2020. | Seventy-five …

MISH (2021-03-05). Bipartisan Senators Seek to Strip Biden of War Powers. globalresearch.ca Senators Go After Endless Wars | In a long overdue effort

World Beyond War (2021-03-05). A Global Demand to 35 Governments: Get Your Troops Out of Afghanistan. globalresearch.ca The governments of Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, …

WSWS (2021-03-05). Amazon workers speak about stressful working conditions after suicide at Las Vegas warehouse. wsws.org Two workers from the LAS7 and surrounding facilities spoke with the International Amazon Workers Voice (IAWV) to share their thoughts in the aftermath of the tragic death of 48-year-old Paul Vilscek.

Aaron Maté (2021-03-05). Tulsi Gabbard calls out the US dirty war on Syria that Biden, aides admit to. thegrayzone.com As Tulsi Gabbard criticizes former Congressional colleagues for ignoring the ongoing US dirty war and sanctions on Syria, a look at the comments of Joe Biden and top aides show that they have admitted to the same underlying, horrific facts. Gabbard only stands apart — and is even vilified — for being willing to call it out. While Joe Biden has faced some mild Congressional pushback for bombing the Iraq-Syria border, Tulsi Gabbard says her former colleagues are ignoring the …

Kathy Kelly (2021-03-05). Blood for Oil. counterpunch.org Amid the ongoing horror, it's important to find ways to atone for war crimes —including reparations. Thirty years ago, when the United States launched Operation Desert Storm against Iraq, I was a member of the Gulf Peace Team. We were 73 people from 15 different countries, aged 22 to 76, living in a tent camp close to

WSWS (2021-03-05). Another 745,000 jobless claims filed as Senate takes up Biden's COVID-19 relief bill. wsws.org Historically unprecedented jobless claims continued as Biden and the Democrats move forward with an inadequate "relief" bill…

Brett Wilkins, staff writer (2021-03-05). 'We Need to Make Sure It's Done Right': Peace Advocates Welcome Biden Move to Limit War Powers. commondreams.org The president and Congress, said one leading anti-war campaigner, "must work together to actually end the decades long fighting, killing, dying, and spending that is on automatic pilot." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Andrea Germanos, staff writer (2021-03-05). 'We Need to Be on a War Footing': Head of WHO Calls for Vaccine Patent Waivers to Halt Pandemic. commondreams.org "Dr. Tedros is right," said Oxfam International. "It's time to end vaccine monopolies." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

The Canary (2021-03-05). Damning court verdict finds failure to declare hundreds of contracts and that Johnson 'misled Parliament'. thecanary.co The government unlawfully failed to publish details of more than 500 coronavirus-related contracts within the required time, the High Court has said. | Failures: | The Good Law Project took legal action against the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) for its "wholesale failure" to disclose details of contracts agreed during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. | The government is required by law to publish a "contract award notice" within 30 days of the award of any contracts for public goods or services worth more than £120,000. | At a hearing last month, the Good Law Project argued there h…

The Canary (2021-03-05). Meghan just beat the Mail on Sunday so bad they have to announce it on their front page. thecanary.co The Mail On Sunday must publish a front-page statement about Meghan Markle's victory in her copyright claim against the newspaper over the publication of a "personal and private" letter to her estranged father, the High Court has ruled. | Read all about it: | Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL) — the publisher of the Mail On Sunday and MailOnline — has also been ordered to print a notice on page three of the paper stating it "infringed her copyright" by publishing parts of the letter sent to Thomas Markle. | In a ruling on 5 March, lord justice Warby also granted Markle a declaration that ANL…

The Canary (2021-03-05). Industrial action threat amid anger over 1% pay rise for NHS workers. thecanary.co A leading union has warned of industrial action amid mounting anger over the Government's recommendation of a 1% pay rise for nurses and other health workers. | Unite, which represents tens of thousands of health service staff, said it will now be considering all its options, including holding an industrial action ballot, as part of its campaign for a decent pay rise. | The government sparked fresh anger on Friday when it defended its call for pay to be pegged at 1%. | Health Minister Nadine Dorries said the Government could not afford to give NHS staff in England a pay rise of more than 1% following the revelati…

Chloe de Silva (2021-03-05). Anti-war coalition condemns Biden for bombing Iraq. greenleft.org.au Sydney Stop the War condemned US President Joe Biden's bombing raid on northern Iraq and called for the removal of all occupying troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, reports Kerry Smith.

Online News Editor (2021-03-05). Pope calls for end to violence on first ever visit to Iraq. laprensalatina.com (Update 1: updates headline, lead, adds detail) Baghdad, Mar 5 (efe-epa).- Pope Francis, who began the first ever papal visit to Iraq on Friday, called for an end to violence and extremism in the war-torn Middle Eastern country. The pontiff arrived on Friday morning for a three-day trip to Iraq, his first foreign trip since …

Online News Editor (2021-03-05). Traditional javelin throwing becomes a tourist attraction in Turkey. laprensalatina.com Mounted javelin throwing, a traditional equestrian sport which is known as the war game of the Turks and has been played since their time in Central Asia, has become the main tourist attraction in Erzurum, in eastern Anatolia. A visual story by EFE/EPA/ERDEM SAHIN…

Online News Editor (2021-03-05). Extending products' useful life a coveted service in crisis-hit Cuba. laprensalatina.com By Lorena Canto Havana, Mar 5 (efe-epa).- Cigarette lighter refiller, cookware cleaner and umbrella and eyeglass repairer are some of the jobs that provide a living to entrepreneurial-minded people in Cuba, where replacing items that are broken or in disrepair is not an option due to the Caribbean nation's chronic shortages. Ubiquitous on any street …

news.un (2021-03-05). Hopes for UN Security Council action against Myanmar military coup 'waning' fast, warns Special Envoy. news.un.org Hopes placed in the UN and the Member States that serve on the Security Council to take action against leaders of Myanmar's military coup, are waning fast, the UN Special Envoy for the country warned on Friday.

teleSUR (2021-03-05). Guinea, Kenya, and Nigeria Start COVID-19 Vaccination via COVAX. telesurenglish.net Guinea, Kenia, and Nigeria, three of Africa's lowest-income countries, kicked off on Friday the COVID-19 vaccination campaign with the support of the COVAX facility led by the World Health Organization (WHO). | RELATED: | On Tuesday night, Kenya received the first million COVID-19 vaccine doses, allocated to frontline workers. The vaccines will be stored in a brand new warehouse built with the support of the United Nations Children Fund(…

teleSUR (2021-03-05). 'Stop Whining' Bolsonaro Says as Thousands of Brazilians Die. telesurenglish.net Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro demonstrated his political handling of the pandemic through contradictory actions related to epidemiological restrictions. | RELATED: | Besides arguing that physical distancing is a "cowardly" measure, the far-right Capitan asked Brazilians to stop complaining about COVID-19 and called those calling on him to buy more vaccines "idiots." | "You have to face the problems. Enough of wh…

_____ (2021-03-05). U.S., EU Sanctions on Russia a Reckless Triumph of Absurdity. strategic-culture.org The cynical, bankrupt basis for sanctioning Russia makes the Western states' words and actions a reckless provocation. | The United States and European Union this week imposed a new round of sanctions on Russia in a coordinated move. The move is a reckless provocation and was condemned by Moscow as a "hostile act". It is a further retrograde step towards increasing Cold War-style tensions and the danger of confrontation. | Russia's foreign ministry excoriated the Western sanctions as "triumph of absurdity over reason". | Washington and Brussels both invoked the case of opposition figure Alexei Navalny as the basi…

Phyllis Bennis (2021-03-05). Withdrawing US Troops From Afghanistan Is Only a Start. We Have to End the Air War Too. thenation.com Withdrawing US Troops From Afghanistan Is Only a Start. We Have to End the Air War Too.

Tina Smith (2021-03-05). I've Made Up My Mind: The US Senate Must Abolish the Filibuster. commondreams.org The filibuster has long been the enemy of progress. In fact, it's been a highly effective tool to thwart the will of the people. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Common Dreams staff (2021-03-05). Award-Winning Playwright, Longtime Common Dreams Contributor Bill C. Davis Dies at 69. commondreams.org www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Reese Erlich (2021-03-05). Biden's Bombing of Syria Is a Dangerous Step Backward. commondreams.org Latest military attack shows that the new President hasn't broken from the failed policies of the past. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

commondreams (2021-03-05). Time to Repeal, Not Replace War Authorizations. commondreams.org ______________________________…

MEE staff (2021-03-05). Biden open to repealing US laws that enable 'forever wars'. middleeasteye.net Biden open to repealing US laws that enable 'forever wars' | US president will work with Congress to revoke decades old measures that allow military action without congressional approval, White House says | Fri, 03/05/2021 – 17: 38 | American soldiers taking position around the US embassy in Baghdad, on 31 December 2019 (AFP/US embassy handout) | US President Joe Biden has signalled willingness to repeal laws…

MEE staff (2021-03-05). Israel has list of Iran-backed targets ready to strike, defence minister warns. middleeasteye.net Israel has list of Iran-backed targets ready to strike, defence minister warns | Benny Gantz says Iran's nuclear programme 'must be stalled' and warns Israel is prepared to 'stand independently' against Tehran | Fri, 03/05/2021 – 17: 26 | Israeli Defence Minister and alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz says Israel is dedicated to stalling Iranian nuclear escalation (AFP/File photo) | Israel is updating its co…

Areeb Ullah (2021-03-05). UN expert warns counter-terror policies led to 'further stigmatisation' of Muslims. middleeasteye.net UN expert warns counter-terror policies led to 'further stigmatisation' of Muslims | UN Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed said Islamophobia has reached 'epidemic proportions' across the world | Fri, 03/05/2021 – 16: 21 | UN expert Ahmed Shaheed said Muslim women face the triple threat of discrimination due to their gender, ethnicity, and religion (AFP) | A United Nations expert has warned that counter-ter…

A Guest Author (2021-03-05). #LettersToBessemer: Black Workers Matter. workers.org From People's Power Assembly NYC and Workers Assembly Against Racism: Since early February 2021, a Black women-led unionizing struggle has been happening in a Bessemer, Ala., Amazon warehouse. They've organized in response to dangerous working conditions including: 1) dangerously inadequate COVID-19 protocols; 2) no hazard pay, even as essential workers . . . |

Manlio Dinucci (2021-03-05). The Dangerous US/NATO Strategy in Europe. globalresearch.ca The NATO Dynamic Manta anti-submarine warfare exercise took place in the …

RT (2021-03-05). 'It's the Cuomo way': MORE aides describe 'cult' workplace as top NY Democrat says governor should quit if new accusers speak out. rt.com Numerous former staffers for Andrew Cuomo have described the toxic and cult-like work environment they worked under amidst the governor's multiple worsening scandals, including three accusations of sexual harassment. | "There's no right or wrong way. It's the Cuomo way," one staffer told the Gothamist about a warning she received when interviewing for a job in the Cuomo administration. "He wants people who are literally going to fall on the sword for him, and they all will." | Another described being told to wear stiletto heels because she was blonde and the governor "likes blondes" in stiletto heels. Her desk…

RT (2021-03-05). Boeing 737 MAX makes emergency landing after one engine shut down over suspected mechanical issue, American Airlines says. rt.com A Boeing 737 MAX headed to New Jersey was forced to make an emergency touch-down after its captain cut one of its engines due to a suspected malfunction with the troublesome plane, which was ungrounded only two months ago. | American Airlines said the plane's captain declared an emergency as it approached New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport from Miami on Friday, successfully reaching the airport and landing with just one engine online. | The issue was not linked to the MCAS flight control system behind two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019 that prompted the plane's 20-month grounding, but rather rel…

RT (2021-03-05). Covid-19 has been 'really good' for CNN's ratings, WarnerMedia CEO says at Morgan Stanley conference. rt.com While Covid-19 has claimed more than 2.5 million lives worldwide, the chief executive at CNN's parent firm is looking on the bright side, telling a virtual audience the pandemic has been "really good" for the outlet's ratings. | Jason Kilar — the CEO of WarnerMedia, which owns the cable network — appeared at Morgan Stanley's 'Technology, Media and Telecom' virtual conference on Thursday, where he was asked about CNN and whether it could keep up its current momentum. | "I'd say that it turns out that pandemic is a pretty big part of the news cycle, and that's not going away anytime soon," he replied,…

RT (2021-03-05). 'I don't know what prime minister meant': Israel's virus czar shoots down Netanyahu's suggestion country is through pandemic. rt.com Israeli coronavirus response chief, Nachman Ash, doesn't share PM Benjamin Netanyahu's optimism regarding the Covid situation in the country, warning that it could well go into a fourth lockdown due to a rising transmission rate. | Israel is "the first country in the world to emerge from corona," Netanyahu insisted in an interview with Fox News on Thursday. "Look, I don't think we're coming out completely. We're going to have to wear a mask for some time. But we're behind it." | When asked on Friday to comment on Netanyahu's remarks, Ash responded: "I don't know what the prime minister meant." | Israel has bee…

RT (2021-03-05). 20 killed in Somali capital after suicide car bomb detonates outside restaurant. rt.com At least 20 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a suicide car bombing in Mogadishu. The incident occured on the same day Somali Islamist militants stormed a jail in the semi-atonomus Puntland state. | The blast struck outside the Luul Yemeni restaurant on Friday evening, with eyewitness footage of the scene showing the scale of devastation as locals and first responders bearing torches searched through the debris in the dark for other victims. | No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, and local medics have warned that the death toll may rise. Local reports say the scale of the blast br…

RT (2021-03-05). Software guru John McAfee and his top cryptocurrency adviser charged with fraud and money laundering by US federal prosecutors. rt.com Antivirus pioneer John McAfee has been charged with fraud and money laundering by prosecutors in New York. The businessman and one-time presidential candidate is accused of fraudulently promoting cryptocurrency on social media. | An indictment against McAfee was unsealed on Friday, and names both him and Jimmy Gale Watson — an adviser to McAfee — as defendants in a fraud and money laundering case. The pair are accused of using McAfee's social media accounts to publicize various cryptocurrencies, inflating their value and allegedly netting McAfee more than $13 million. Another member of the McAfee tea…

Peoples Dispatch (2021-03-05). UN official warns of increasing violence, famine in Tigray region in Ethiopia. peoplesdispatch.org The UN Security Council discussed the crisis in the Tigray region amid increasing reports of atrocities. UN officials Michelle Bachelet and Mark Lowcock also called for the withdrawal of Eritrean troops from the region…

Staff (2021-03-05). "We Do This 'Til We Free Us": Mariame Kaba on Abolishing Police, Prisons & Moving Toward Justice. democracynow.org Outrage over police brutality and the mass incarceration of Black and Brown people has generated calls to defund and abolish the police. Longtime organizer Mariame Kaba's new book, titled "We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice," brings together collected essays, interviews and other writings that she and numerous collaborators produced between 2014 — the year of the uprisings in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police killing of Michael Brown — and today. Kaba says the book grapples with "the fact that so many people around the country recognize the complete and utte…

Steve Zeltzer (2021-03-05). "Elephant In the Room" SF Board Of Supervisor's Hearing On Health Crisis At TI. indybay.org At an San Francisco Board of Supervisors special hearing on February 8, 2021 residents and whistleblowers from Treasure Island reported on the massive contamination, health problems and over-up by the City, State and Federal government of the Superfund nuclear radioactive dump site. It was used as a nuclear war training facility for sailor and the Island is now a major contraction zone for 8,000 condos despite the dangers according to residents and inspectors. | City officials from DPH said they can't help the residents and the Navy was a no show.

GRACE (2021-03-05). Do "Billion-dollar Events Help Level the 'Playing' Field"? indybay.org Powerful earthquake clusters strike off the coast of NZ: Tsunami threat triggers evacuation in Northland | Multiple powerful earthquakes including magnitudes 8.1, 7.4 and 7.3 near New Zealand earlier triggered tsunami warnings across NZ's northern region.

yenisafak (2021-03-05). Turkish Central Bank to continue firm steps for price stability. yenisafak.com The Turkish Central Bank is focusing on ensuring permanent price stability while implementing a steady monetary policy, the bank's Governor Naci Agbal said on Friday."We will continue to take firm steps towards achieving price stability through a confidence-oriented monetary policy in the upcoming period," Agbal wrote on the bank's blog.Stressing the importance of confidence in the economy, Agbal said this makes monetary policy more effective and boosts its power to enhance expectations."In this context, the first step a central bank should take to achieve its goal is to make economic actors trust in monetary pol…

yenisafak (2021-03-05). Turkey issues arrest warrants for 53 FETàñ suspects. yenisafak.com Turkish prosecutors issued arrest warrants for a total of 53 suspects on Friday for alleged links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in the country.According to a statement by prosecutors in the capital Ankara, authorities ordered the arrest of 40 suspects affiliated with the terror group within the Naval Forces. It was found that the suspects were in contact with FETO members via payphone, the statement added.Among the suspects were 30 dismissed military students, as well as army officers and sergeants.Anti-terror police operations are ongoing in seven Turkish…

John Feffer (2021-03-05). The Odyssey of An Wei, the Forest Gump of China. counterpunch.org The story of An Wei overlaps almost perfectly with the story of Communist China. Born in a small village some distance from the northwestern city of Xian, An Wei was seven years old when Mao took control of the country in 1949. As the son of peasants, he was part of the first generation of

teleSUR (2021-03-05). NATO Calls for Europe and North America to Face 'China's Rise'. telesurenglish.net NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg declared that Europe and North America must work together to effectively address old and emerging global challenges, including the rise of China, cyber-attacks, and cutting-edge technologies. | "Today, NATO has 30 strong allies and ensures security for nearly 1 billion people. But our Alliance continues to change as the world around us changes. And we must continue to adapt while addressing challenges, both old and new," Stoltenberg said in his speech to students at The College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. | The NATO chief adds that while China is not an "adversary" to…

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How Biden is already being drawn into unwinnable Tit for Tat with Iraqi Militias
Reese Erlich | juancole.com | 2021-03-06
( 48hills.org ) — For the first time, the Biden Administration ordered a cross-border military attack in the Middle East. On February 26, seven US missiles slammed into a facility used by Iranian-backed militias in Syria. Washington was retaliating for the February 15 attack on a US base in northern Iraq. Biden is siding with …
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Biden Acts with Impunity (to Send Iran a Message, by Attacking Iraqis in Syria)
Gary Leupp | zcomm.org | 2021-03-06
On 2/25 Biden attacked three countries simultaneously to remind them that the U.S. "does not distinguish" between its Muslim foes but conflates Persians with Arabs, Sunnis and Shiites, terrorists and anti-terrorist militia…
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U.S. to continue using Guaido to rob Venezuelan assets abroad
teleSUR Desk | mronline.org | 2021-03-06
The continuation of the Trump administration's aggressive policies toward Venezuela by the Biden administration is reflected in the recent meeting between the new U.S. Secretary of State and Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó.
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GOP Embraces Trump and His Steal Elections Strategy
Max Elbaum | zcomm.org | 2021-03-06
The Trump-provoked, Confederate-flag-waving assault on the Capitol Jan. 6 didn't split the GOP. Rather, it revealed that from bottom to top the Republican Party has become even more Trumpified than it was while Trump was President…
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Vaccine imperialism: China vs. the Western world
Lee Siu Hin | workers.org | 2021-03-06
Vaccine Racism: How wealthy nations stockpile life-saving vaccines while poor countries and poor people within these countries are ignored. How Western countries criticize China, despite China's success in containing the virus and providing vaccines to the world. Feb. 23 China and Russia are among the first countries in the world . . . | Continue reading Vaccine imperialism: China vs. the Western world at Workers.org
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[Comment] Thank you to The Lancet's reviewers of 2020
The Editors of The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
In 2021, many of us are still looking back to 2020 and trying to make sense of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For those working in medicine and science, 2020 was unusual and difficult. The rapid research advances made to understand SARS-CoV-2, to describe the clinical course and long-term consequences of COVID-19, and to develop treatments and vaccines are incomparable. This incredible progress is a testament to the hard work and dedication of countless researchers and clinicians worldwide.
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[Perspectives] Robin Shattock: novel vaccine developer
Udani Samarasekera | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
Robin Shattock took an "unconventional route" into science. "Unlike most people who set off and went to university and did a PhD, I set off to the university of life and was more interested in being an actor or a rock star…A little bit later in life, I realised I actually needed to earn a living", he admits. That realisation in the late 1980s led to laboratory work, including HIV diagnostics, at the UK's Public Health Laboratory Service and further part-time study. In 1990, he joined St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, as a research assistant and did a part-time PhD, kick-starting a caree…
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Corona vaccines-nothing would work without public funding
Byorn Radke, J Bischoff, B Mueller | indybay.org | 2021-03-06
"The Covid 19 crisis is a perfect test of whether a more public health approach to innovation and production will prevail in the years ahead. Although recent vaccine news has raised hopes, it has also exposed the broken business model of the pharmaceutical industry and cast doubt on the prospects of getting a vaccine to people and achieving the concept of 'health for all.'" (Ms. Mazzucato)…
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"Fraudulent Marketing": The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Is an "Unapproved Product" which Is "Permitted for Use"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-06
Pfizer Inc, is currently involved in marketing its experimental mRNA vaccine …
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[Comment] Single-dose Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine followed by a 12-week booster
Ivan F N Hung, Gregory A Poland | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
Vaccines to prevent COVID-19 infection are crucial for an effective global pandemic response. In The Lancet, Merryn Voysey and colleagues1 report the updated primary efficacy results for the Oxford–AstraZeneca ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222) vaccine from three single-blind, randomised controlled trials in the UK and Brazil and one double-blind study in South Africa.2–4 The ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine was granted emergency use authorisation in adults by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency5 in December, 2020.
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Dalai Lama receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in India
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-06
New Delhi, Mar 6 (efe-epa).- Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, 85, received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Saturday in India and urged the rest of the population to have the "courage" to do the same. The Dalai Lama was administered the vaccine at a hospital in the city of Dharamshala, in the …
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[Department of Error] Department of Error
thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
Voysey M, Costa Clemens SA, Madhi SA, et al. Single-dose administration and the influence of the timing of the booster dose on immunogenicity and efficacy of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222) vaccine: a pooled analysis of four randomised trials. Lancet 2021; 397: 881–91–In this Article, in figure 3, some of the datapoints on the graphs and the key on the left panel have both been corrected. These corrections have been made to the online version as of March 4, 2021, and the printed version is correct.
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Malawi receives first batch of coronavirus vaccine
yenisafak.com | 2021-03-06
Malawi received its first batch of 360,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from the UN COVAX facility."The vaccines will be distributed to all the 28 districts across the country to first support frontline health and social workers," said Health Minister Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda.She said the administration of the vaccines is expected to start on March 15.Malawi already received 360,000 syringes from UNICEF and 3,625 safety boxes that will be used for vaccinations."After a year of discruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with more than 32,000 Malawians infected with the virus and 1,000 lives lost, the path for recovery fo…
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También para Biden, Venezuela es una "emergencia nacional"
Geraldina Colotti | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-06
Como buen mayordomo, la Unión Europea abrió la puerta al terrateniente norteamericano, anunciando su llegada a través de la segunda ronda de medidas coercitivas unilaterales contra Venezuela, aplicada la semana pasada. Y ahora aquí vienen las de Biden, que prorroga…
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El "embajador virtual" de Estados Unidos tiene una cumbre de golpistas antes del reconocimiento a Guaidó de Biden
Anya Parampil | thegrayzone.com | 2021-03-06
Una cumbre a puertas cerrada de venezolanos insurrectos en Bogotá realza el papel de James Story como el administrador de Washington de la oposición radical. Entonces, øquién es el "embajador virtual" de los Estados Unidos ante Venezuela? James "Jimmy" Story, el embajador virtual de los Estados Unidos para Venezuela, prometió responder una serie de preguntas enviadas por The Grayzone el 24 de febrero. Pero luego de un intercambio por Whatsapp con esta periodista en la que Story ofreció explicar por …
thegrayzone.com/2021/03/05/embajador-vir…

Biden to call Erdogan 'at some point,' US says
yenisafak.com | 2021-03-06
US President Joe Biden will call Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "at some point," the White House said Friday.The announcement comes after Biden spoke with several world leaders in his first month-and-a-half in office, including those of Canada, Mexico, Japan, Germany, China, Russia, the UK and France.Speculation has mounted as to when Turkey will join that list."Certainly the president has many world leaders he still needs to call, and he will venture to do that in the coming weeks and months," White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters.
yenisafak.com/en/world/biden-to-call-erd…

Pakistan's Imran Khan wins confidence vote from parliament
yenisafak.com | 2021-03-06
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday won a vote of confidence in the lower house of Parliament, the speaker said.Khan won 178 votes in the 341-seat National Assembly, well above the 172 votes he needed to survive.On Wednesday, Khan announced to seek a vote of confidence from Parliament after his party's unexpected defeat on a key Senate, upper house, seat from the capital Islamabad.Yousaf Raza Gilani, a joint candidate of the opposition alliance, won the seat in an embarrassing upset.The ruling party candidate, Hafeez Shaikh, lost despite having majority in the National Assembly — which indicates the…
yenisafak.com/en/world/pakistans-imran-k…

Ready to Work with Netanyahu: Mansour Abbas Splinters Arab Vote in Israel
Ramzy Baroud | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-03-06
At a glance, it may appear that the split of Arab political parties in Israel is consistent with a typical pattern of political and ideological divisions which have afflicted the Arab body politic for many years. This time, however, the reasons behind the split are quite different. As Israel readies for its fourth general elections …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/03/ready-to-work…

PM Khan wins vote of confidence vote from Pakistan parliament
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-06
Islamabad, Mar 6 (efe-epa).- Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan won a vote of confidence in the lower of parliament on Saturday in a session boycotted by the opposition. Khan, who came to power in mid-2018, secured 178 votes, six more than needed to win the confidence of the 342-member house, according to National Assembly speaker …
laprensalatina.com/pm-khan-wins-vote-of-…

'No new directives, period': New York lawmakers vote to strip Governor Cuomo of emergency Covid powers with veto-proof majority
rt.com | 2021-03-06
Legislators in New York have sent a bill to Governor Andrew Cuomo's desk seeking to eliminate his "temporary" emergency pandemic powers, securing a veto-proof majority to impose stricter limits on the state government. | Both chambers of the state legislature approved the bill on Friday in a largely party-line vote, with most Republicans opposing the measure on the grounds that it does not go far enough in curbing Cuomo's authorities. With sizable Democrat majorities in the State Assembly and Senate, however, the law passed with ease. | "Today, under this new legislation the governor will no longer be able to…
rt.com/usa/517382-cuomo-emergency-powers…

Pope Francis Preaches Tolerance in War Torn Iraq, and Even Militias Welcome Him
Juan Cole | juancole.com | 2021-03-06
Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) — Al Jazeera reports that Pope Francis began his unprecedented trip to Iraq on Friday, his first visit abroad since the beginning of the pandemic. No pope had ever visited Iraq, though the country once had a significant Christian population. Part of the reason for the pope's visit is to give …
juancole.com/2021/03/preaches-tolerance-…

Jacksonville travels to state capitol to fight repressive legislation on first day of session
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-03-06
Tallahassee, FL – On March 2, the first day of Florida legislative session, over 30 cars from Jacksonville joined with hundreds of protesters from around the state to rally against House Bill 1/Senate Bill 484, the repressive, anti-speech and racist legislation proposed by Governor Ron DeSantis and the right-wing Florida legislature. | Activists and groups under the banner of the "Florida Alliance" from the Jacksonville Community Action Committee, Tallahassee Community Action Committee, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, the Sound Miami, Black Lives Matter Alliance of Broward County, Pensacola Community Action…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/3/6/jacksonvi…

Is it still possible to prevent the collapse of Syria?
Middle East Monitor | juancole.com | 2021-03-06
By Marwan Kabalan | — ( Middle East Monitor ) — Syrian intellectuals and activists from across political and intellectual spheres are busy searching for a way out of the disastrous situation their country has reached after ten years of violent conflict. The issue is not straightforward, and the exit is unclear, with everyone trying …
juancole.com/2021/03/possible-prevent-co…

[Research Paper] Changes to the sebum lipidome upon COVID-19 infection observed via rapid sampling from the skin
Matt Spick, Katherine Longman, Cecile Frampas, Holly Lewis, Catia Costa, Deborah Dunn Walters, Alex Stewart, Michael Wilde, Danni Greener, George Evetts, Drupad Trivedi, Perdita Barran, Andy Pitt, Melanie Bailey | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
COVID-19 dysregulates many areas of metabolism; in this work we show that the skin lipidome can be added to the list. Given that samples can be provided quickly and painlessly, we conclude that sebum is worthy of future consideration for clinical sampling.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(21)00066-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Articles] Pirtobrutinib in relapsed or refractory B-cell malignancies (BRUIN): a phase 1/2 study
Anthony R Mato, Nirav N Shah, Wojciech Jurczak, Chan Y Cheah, John M Pagel, Jennifer A Woyach, Bita Fakhri, Toby A Eyre, Nicole Lamanna, Manish R Patel, Alvaro Alencar, Ewa Lech-Maranda, William G Wierda, Catherine C Coombs, James N Gerson, Paolo Ghia, Steven Le Gouill, David John Lewis, Suchitra Sundaram, Jonathon B Cohen, Ian W Flinn, Constantine S Tam, Minal A Barve, Bryone Kuss, Justin Taylor, Omar Abdel-Wahab, Stephen J Schuster, M Lia Palomba, Katharine L Lewis, Lindsey E Roeker, Matthew S Davids, Xuan Ni Tan, Timothy S Fenske, Johan Wallin, Donald E Tsai, Nora C Ku, Edward Zhu, Jessica Chen, Ming Yin, Binoj Nair, Kevin Ebata, Narasimha Marella, Jennifer R Brown, Michael Wang | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
Pirtobrutinib was safe and active in multiple B-cell malignancies, including patients previously treated with covalent BTK inhibitors. Pirtobrutinib might address a growing unmet need for alternative therapies for these patients.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00224-5/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Mind your language: respectful language within maternity services
Sunitha Vimalesvaran, Jillian Ireland, Minesh Khashu | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
Attentive communication and use of respectful language are important aspects of good quality clinical care in the intrapartum period, a particularly vulnerable time for women.1 Knowledge of the sociological aspects of childbirth has contributed to the development of a more person-centred and evidence-based approach in the care of childbearing women.2 However, negative attitudes towards women and childbirth persist. In some socio-political contexts, women may still be treated as baby-making machines.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00031-3/fulltext?rss=yes

Taking War Personally
Robert Koehler | zcomm.org | 2021-03-06
"For Washington, it seems that whatever the problem is, the answer is bombing."
zcomm.org/znetarticle/taking-war-persona…

Rodney King: 30 Years After Brutal Beating, LAPD 'Still Corrupt and Violent'
Sam Levin | zcomm.org | 2021-03-06
Advocates who lived through the riots are now fighting to defund the police and dismantle unions that thwart accountability…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/rodney-king-30-yea…

Houston demonstration demands, "Fix our broken pipes, no more airstrikes!"
Caleb Granger | zcomm.org | 2021-03-06
Texans need relief from the pandemic and from the damage caused by Winter Storm Uri now. End U.S. imperial warfare and use the resources to help suffering people…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/houston-demonstrat…

Pentagon 'assessing systems' after TENS OF THOUSANDS of servers compromised in global Microsoft hack… blamed on 'Chinese hackers'
rt.com | 2021-03-06
The US military is reviewing its networks following a hacking spree linked to a vulnerability that gave backdoor access to tens of thousands of Microsoft Exchange servers, in a massive attack the company has blamed on China. | "We are aware of the Microsoft threat intelligence center's report. We are currently assessing our networks right now for any evidence of impact," Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters at a Friday presser. "We're also taking all necessary steps to identify and remedy any possible issues related to the situation." | Joint Force headquarters… is coordinating with the Nationa…
rt.com/usa/517381-microsoft-hack-pentago…

Privilegios de las vacunas de la OTAN
Umberto Mazzei | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-06
La Unión Europea, como es bien sabido, tiene un gran problema por la lenta fabricación de las vacunas contra la pandemia Covid-19. Tres vacunas aprobadas hasta ahora por el bloque se ven afectadas por el déficit de producción. Entonces, øpor…
globalizacion.ca/privilegios-de-las-vacu…

[Editorial] Do we care about who cares?
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
International Women's Day, on March 8, provides an opportunity to highlight the contributions of women around the world and reflect on the gains in gender equity that have been lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has had a harmful effect on women, especially those who were already disadvantaged, and has widened health and social inequities. Rises in gender-based violence, child marriage, and school dropouts of girls, reduced access to sexual and reproductive health services, and economic insecurities due to job loss, withdrawal from the workforce, and stalled career progression are a blow to gender eq…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00518-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Obituary] Charles Kiggundu
Andrew Green | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
Obstetrician and gynaecologist who advocated for reproductive health and rights. He was born on April 17, 1965, in Uganda's Luwero District, and died from COVID-19 complications on Dec 29, 2020, in Kampala, Uganda, aged 55 years.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00513-4/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] Medical oxygen crisis: a belated COVID-19 response
Ann Danaiya Usher | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
More than a year into the pandemic, global health agencies have set up a taskforce to address the vast unmet demand for medical oxygen. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00561-4/fulltext?rss=yes

Iran COVID-19 update: 8,212 cases, 82 deaths in 24 hours
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-03-06
TEHRAN, Mar. 06 (MNA) — The Iranian Health Ministry has confirmed 8,212 COVID-19 infections and 82 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours.
en.mehrnews.com/news/170751/Iran-COVID-1…

California gives green light for Disneyland reopening after Covid restrictions shutter theme park for 1 year
rt.com | 2021-03-06
Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is preparing to welcome visitors for the first time in over a year after the iconic theme park was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. | California Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly announced on Friday that the state's amusement parks will be permitted to reopen with limited capacity starting on April 1. | Read more | | 'Most inoculated place on Earth'? Disneyland to become Covid vaccination 'super site' in Anaheim, California | "We feel like now is the appropriate time to begin t…
rt.com/usa/517383-disneyland-reopen-apri…

Pope Visits Iraq Amidst COVID Crisis, Conflict, Soaring Poverty and Struggling Economy
Zach Conti | indybay.org | 2021-03-06
Shia Muslim Leader and Pope to Meet…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/03/05/1884052…

Friday 3/5: Emergency Action: Mumia has Covid-19!
UCSC Mumia Abu-Jamal Support Collective | indybay.org | 2021-03-06
Santa Cruz Clocktower (corner of Water St. and Pacific Ave.)…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/03/05/1884052…

Women in Afghanistan worry peace accord with Taliban extremists could cost them hard-won rights
The Conversation | juancole.com | 2021-03-06
Mona Tajali and Homa Hoodfar | — Three Afghan women who worked at a media company were gunned down in Jalalabad in early March. In January, unidentified gunmen killed two female Supreme Court judges in Kabul. These are the latest victims on a long list of assassinations and attempted assassinations of female politicians and women's …
juancole.com/2021/03/afghanistan-taliban…

Blinken discusses 'Karabakh conflict' with Armenian PM
Mehr News Agency | en.mehrnews.com | 2021-03-06
TEHRAN, Mar. 06 (MNA) — In a telephone conversation with the Armenian Prime Minister, the US Secretary of State discussed the importance of the "bilateral partnership" between Washington and Yerevan as well as the Karabakh issue.
en.mehrnews.com/news/170737/Blinken-disc…

"Wuhan Lab" theory promoted by New York Times, Wall Street Journal
wsws.org | 2021-03-06
The corollary of the claim is that China is thus directly responsible for the pandemic and the deaths of more than 2.5 million human beings.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/06/wuha…

Should the state tax the rich for the common good?
yenisafak.com | 2021-03-06
A sense that some people are amassing more and more wealth while not doing their fair share to counter the issues facing society offends many people's sense of justice.Figures recently released by international bodies paint a stark figure of ever-worsening inequality worldwide.A report by Oxfam International showed since coronavirus first appeared, it took just nine months for the fortunes of the top 1,000 billionaires to return to their pre-pandemic heights.Globally, amid the pandemic, billionaires' wealth rose by a staggering $3.9 trillion."Their total wealth now stands at $11.95 trillion, which is equivalent t…
yenisafak.com/en/news/should-the-state-t…

[Comment] Offline: It's time to ask questions and learn lessons
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
1 year on from WHO's assessment, on March 11, 2020, that its Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) had evolved into a full blown coronavirus pandemic, what can we conclude? Many governments have decided not to conclude anything. They argue that it is still too soon to learn lessons. With over 2 ∑5 million deaths worldwide, and 1 million more predicted by June 1, this political deflection is no longer sustainable. Indeed, it is unconscionable. While governments resist accountability, countries are seeing unofficial inquiries spring up to fill the vacuum.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00571-7/fulltext?rss=yes

Movie theaters reopen in New York City amid tight safety measures
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-06
New York City, US, Mar 5 (efe-epa).- Movie theaters in New York City reopened on Friday with tight safety measures and restrictions in place, almost a year after a coronavirus lockdown was imposed that brought the entire entertainment sector to a halt. Although most cinemas in New York state were granted permission to start operating …
laprensalatina.com/movie-theaters-reopen…

Protesters in Paraguay call for president's resignation
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-06
Asuncion, Mar 6 (efe-epa).- Protesters, most of them young, clashed with police in the heart of Paraguay's capital Asunción and demanded the resignation of President Mario Abdo Benitez over his government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The protests late on Friday were triggered after medical personnel and relatives of patients demonstrated this week against the …
laprensalatina.com/protesters-in-paragua…

BLM backfire? US public opinion shifts on George Floyd's death, law & order, as racial divide widens after summer of riots — poll
rt.com | 2021-03-06
US public opinion on the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody has shifted since the early days of last year's Black Lives Matter protests, with trust in law enforcement growing after violent unrest in the streets. | Just 36 percent of respondents in a USA Today/Ipsos poll released on Friday described Floyd's death as murder, down from 60 percent last June. The racial divide in how the May 25 tragedy is viewed is startling, wi…
rt.com/usa/517376-blm-public-opinion-pol…

Small Acts Can Become A Power No Government Can Suppress
Margaret Flowers | zcomm.org | 2021-03-06
Examples of the tremendous power people have to force changes and create support networks in their communities when they organize together…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/small-acts-can-bec…

FRSO to hold International Women's Day celebration
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-03-06
Minneapolis, MN – Freedom Road Socialist Organization will hold an online International Women's Day celebration on March 6. | Tracy Molm, a leading member of FRSO, will be among the speakers. Molm states, "International Women's Day s a day to celebrate our struggle. Women, including trans and non-binary people, play a vital role in fighting for revolutionary change. We are demanding and will fight for the liberation of women, and we want an end to all oppression and exploitation. We need political power. We need socialism." | The event will take place Saturday, March 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time. It can…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/3/6/frso-hold…

FRSO to hold International Women's Day celebration
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-03-06
Minneapolis, MN – Freedom Road Socialist Organization will hold an online International Women's Day celebration on March 6. | Tracy Molm, a leading member of FRSO, will be among the speakers. Molm states, "International Women's Day s a day to celebrate our struggle. Women, including trans and non-binary people, play a vital role in fighting for revolutionary change. We are demanding and will fight for the liberation of women, and we want an end to all oppression and exploitation. We need political power. We need socialism." | The event will take place Saturday, March 6, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time. It can…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/3/6/frso-hold…

[Comment] Thank you to The Lancet's reviewers of 2020
The Editors of The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
In 2021, many of us are still looking back to 2020 and trying to make sense of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. For those working in medicine and science, 2020 was unusual and difficult. The rapid research advances made to understand SARS-CoV-2, to describe the clinical course and long-term consequences of COVID-19, and to develop treatments and vaccines are incomparable. This incredible progress is a testament to the hard work and dedication of countless researchers and clinicians worldwide.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00459-1/fulltext?rss=yes

[Perspectives] Robin Shattock: novel vaccine developer
Udani Samarasekera | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
Robin Shattock took an "unconventional route" into science. "Unlike most people who set off and went to university and did a PhD, I set off to the university of life and was more interested in being an actor or a rock star…A little bit later in life, I realised I actually needed to earn a living", he admits. That realisation in the late 1980s led to laboratory work, including HIV diagnostics, at the UK's Public Health Laboratory Service and further part-time study. In 1990, he joined St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London, as a research assistant and did a part-time PhD, kick-starting a caree…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00510-9/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Single-dose Oxford–AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine followed by a 12-week booster
Ivan F N Hung, Gregory A Poland | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
Vaccines to prevent COVID-19 infection are crucial for an effective global pandemic response. In The Lancet, Merryn Voysey and colleagues1 report the updated primary efficacy results for the Oxford–AstraZeneca ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222) vaccine from three single-blind, randomised controlled trials in the UK and Brazil and one double-blind study in South Africa.2–4 The ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine was granted emergency use authorisation in adults by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency5 in December, 2020.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00528-6/fulltext?rss=yes

[Department of Error] Department of Error
thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
Voysey M, Costa Clemens SA, Madhi SA, et al. Single-dose administration and the influence of the timing of the booster dose on immunogenicity and efficacy of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222) vaccine: a pooled analysis of four randomised trials. Lancet 2021; 397: 881–91–In this Article, in figure 3, some of the datapoints on the graphs and the key on the left panel have both been corrected. These corrections have been made to the online version as of March 4, 2021, and the printed version is correct.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00515-8/fulltext?rss=yes

[Research Paper] Changes to the sebum lipidome upon COVID-19 infection observed via rapid sampling from the skin
Matt Spick, Katherine Longman, Cecile Frampas, Holly Lewis, Catia Costa, Deborah Dunn Walters, Alex Stewart, Michael Wilde, Danni Greener, George Evetts, Drupad Trivedi, Perdita Barran, Andy Pitt, Melanie Bailey | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
COVID-19 dysregulates many areas of metabolism; in this work we show that the skin lipidome can be added to the list. Given that samples can be provided quickly and painlessly, we conclude that sebum is worthy of future consideration for clinical sampling.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(21)00066-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Articles] Pirtobrutinib in relapsed or refractory B-cell malignancies (BRUIN): a phase 1/2 study
Anthony R Mato, Nirav N Shah, Wojciech Jurczak, Chan Y Cheah, John M Pagel, Jennifer A Woyach, Bita Fakhri, Toby A Eyre, Nicole Lamanna, Manish R Patel, Alvaro Alencar, Ewa Lech-Maranda, William G Wierda, Catherine C Coombs, James N Gerson, Paolo Ghia, Steven Le Gouill, David John Lewis, Suchitra Sundaram, Jonathon B Cohen, Ian W Flinn, Constantine S Tam, Minal A Barve, Bryone Kuss, Justin Taylor, Omar Abdel-Wahab, Stephen J Schuster, M Lia Palomba, Katharine L Lewis, Lindsey E Roeker, Matthew S Davids, Xuan Ni Tan, Timothy S Fenske, Johan Wallin, Donald E Tsai, Nora C Ku, Edward Zhu, Jessica Chen, Ming Yin, Binoj Nair, Kevin Ebata, Narasimha Marella, Jennifer R Brown, Michael Wang | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
Pirtobrutinib was safe and active in multiple B-cell malignancies, including patients previously treated with covalent BTK inhibitors. Pirtobrutinib might address a growing unmet need for alternative therapies for these patients.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00224-5/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Mind your language: respectful language within maternity services
Sunitha Vimalesvaran, Jillian Ireland, Minesh Khashu | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
Attentive communication and use of respectful language are important aspects of good quality clinical care in the intrapartum period, a particularly vulnerable time for women.1 Knowledge of the sociological aspects of childbirth has contributed to the development of a more person-centred and evidence-based approach in the care of childbearing women.2 However, negative attitudes towards women and childbirth persist. In some socio-political contexts, women may still be treated as baby-making machines.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00031-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Editorial] Do we care about who cares?
The Lancet | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
International Women's Day, on March 8, provides an opportunity to highlight the contributions of women around the world and reflect on the gains in gender equity that have been lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has had a harmful effect on women, especially those who were already disadvantaged, and has widened health and social inequities. Rises in gender-based violence, child marriage, and school dropouts of girls, reduced access to sexual and reproductive health services, and economic insecurities due to job loss, withdrawal from the workforce, and stalled career progression are a blow to gender eq…
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00518-3/fulltext?rss=yes

[Obituary] Charles Kiggundu
Andrew Green | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
Obstetrician and gynaecologist who advocated for reproductive health and rights. He was born on April 17, 1965, in Uganda's Luwero District, and died from COVID-19 complications on Dec 29, 2020, in Kampala, Uganda, aged 55 years.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00513-4/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] Medical oxygen crisis: a belated COVID-19 response
Ann Danaiya Usher | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
More than a year into the pandemic, global health agencies have set up a taskforce to address the vast unmet demand for medical oxygen. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00561-4/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Offline: It's time to ask questions and learn lessons
Richard Horton | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
1 year on from WHO's assessment, on March 11, 2020, that its Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) had evolved into a full blown coronavirus pandemic, what can we conclude? Many governments have decided not to conclude anything. They argue that it is still too soon to learn lessons. With over 2 ∑5 million deaths worldwide, and 1 million more predicted by June 1, this political deflection is no longer sustainable. Indeed, it is unconscionable. While governments resist accountability, countries are seeing unofficial inquiries spring up to fill the vacuum.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00571-7/fulltext?rss=yes

Mumia Health Update / March 6 Global Virtual Street Meeting
The Jamal Journal | indybay.org | 2021-03-06
On Saturday Mumia Abu-Jamal was hospitalized. When he put in a sick call slip and was seen by the SCI Mahanoy medical staff he was taken immediately to the hospital suffering chest pain and shortness of breath. Diagnosed with congestive heart failure he was given a battery of tests…At the hospital his seriology blood test was positive for Covid-19.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/03/04/1884051…

American Socialism in the Mid 20th Century
Jackie Fox | realprogressives.org | 2021-03-06
The year prior to Upton Sinclair's loss in California, the US elected Franklin D. Roosevelt into office. For American socialists at the time, this was both a blessing and a curse. Roosevelt co-opted many socialist demands, halting any momentum the Socialist Party of America, or American socialists more broadly, had gained since the turn of the century. The Democratic Party also offered to let socialists to run for their party, like the aforementioned Sinclair. | Roosevelt was not a socialist in either the current definition or by the standards of the time. He reacted to a situation that unfettered capitalis…
realprogressives.org/us-socialism-mid-20…

Sunday 3/7: 150 years since the birth of Rosa Luxemburg
World Socialist Web Site | indybay.org | 2021-03-06
International online streamed event.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/03/05/1884052…

EU backs ICC after Netanyahu's "anti-Semitism" smear
Ali Abunimah | zcomm.org | 2021-03-06
After years-long delays and decades of waiting for justice, Palestinians are at last seeing their quest to hold Israel accountable and check its crimes bearing fruit…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/eu-backs-icc-after…

The Rockefeller Way: The Family's Covert 'Climate Change' Plan
The Energy & Environmental Legal Institute | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-06
First published in December 2016, this article is of relevance to an understanding of the ongoing debate on Climate Change as well the Green New Deal, largely controlled by the financial establishment. The Rockefellers also play a key role in …
globalresearch.ca/rockefeller-familys-co…

Anti-Communist Political Science: Propaganda for the Yankee Capitalist State
Bruce Lerro | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-03-06
Orientation I returned to college 20 years after dropping out in the late 1960s. After a couple of weeks in the political science class I was taking, I challenged the instructor by asking: "Where are the Marxists and anarchists in your presentation of political science?" Here is what I was told. "Marxists and anarchists are …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/03/anti-communis…

Todo el mundo está mirando
Editor | workers.org | 2021-03-06
"Un ataque contra uno es un ataque contra todxs." Este famoso lema laboral, popularizado por los Trabajadores Industriales del Mundo hace más de un siglo, es más significativo hoy que nunca. Pero tiene un doble significado para los trabajadores de Amazon, donde la tasa de lesiones en el lugar de . . . | Continue reading Todo el mundo está mirando at Workers.org
workers.org/2021/03/54880/?utm_source=rs…

The 2020 Worldwide Corona Crisis: Destroying Civil Society, Engineered Economic Depression, Global Coup d'État and the "Great Reset"
Prof Michel Chossudovsky | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-06
We are at the crossroads of one of the most serious crises in modern history. We are living history, yet our understanding of the flow of events since January 2020 has been blurred. Worldwide, people have been misled both by their governments and the media.
globalresearch.ca/the-2020-worldwide-cor…

Another 'Hour of Power' at Chicago Transit Authority
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-03-06
Chicago, IL – The time for action is now. At least that is the opinion of workers at the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). Some of these workers formed the Justice Coalition, which held their second "Hour of Power" on February 23 at the Southside "L" Train 95th Street terminal. The demonstration called for hazard pay for CTA workers, no concession in the upcoming union contracts and safe working conditions. | "Safe working conditions means safe riding conditions," said CTA bus driver Eric Struch. Struch is also a member of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 241. Struck stressed the importance of solidarity…
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Another 'Hour of Power' at Chicago Transit Authority
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-03-06
Chicago, IL – The time for action is now. At least that is the opinion of workers at the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). Some of these workers formed the Justice Coalition, which held their second "Hour of Power" on February 23 at the Southside "L" Train 95th Street terminal. The demonstration called for hazard pay for CTA workers, no concession in the upcoming union contracts and safe working conditions. | "Safe working conditions means safe riding conditions," said CTA bus driver Eric Struch. Struch is also a member of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 241. Struck stressed the importance of solidarity…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/3/6/another-h…

Approaching a Risky 1.5 ∞C Global Overshoot
Robert Hunziker | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-03-06
A recent UN Assessment, as of February 26th, 2021, regarding progress or lack thereof by the 195 nations to the Paris 2015 climate agreement is starting to look like a big bust. As described in the report, nations are not meeting their voluntary commitments to decrease carbon emissions, especially based upon the Paris '15 goals …
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The health which I see is disease (… if the Hierarchical Church so defines)
T.P. Wilkinson | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-03-06
Gates: The Fauci Project In the Spiritual Exercises, Ignatius Loyola, the man credited with the establishment of the Society of Jesus, to which the reigning Roman Catholic pontiff belongs, stipulated Rules to have the true sentiments, which we ought to have in the Church Militant. The thirteenth rule is: To be right in everything, we …
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Chicago charter school educators demand safe reopening
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-03-06
Chicago, IL – It was a chilly morning. The temperature was in the low 30s as the educators from Chicago's Passages Charter School gathered for their press conference, March 5. They were all wearing masks. They all were socially distanced. "We care about our students, we care about their families," said paraprofessional educator Ann Stella Taylor. | Passages Charter School is as arrogant as they come. First they announced metrics for reopening such as deaths per 100,000 and test positivity rate. They said that they want to use the metrics of the Illinois Department of Public Health. The Chicago Teachers Union agre…
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México — 4T y transición energética
Pedro Miguel | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-06
Uno de los caballos de batalla favoritos de la reacción en sus campañas contra la Cuarta Transformación es que el actual gobierno carece de conciencia ambiental, desprecia las energías limpias y no tiene el menor interés en impulsar la transición…
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Chicago charter school educators demand safe reopening
Fight Back | fightbacknews.org | 2021-03-06
Chicago, IL – It was a chilly morning. The temperature was in the low 30s as the educators from Chicago's Passages Charter School gathered for their press conference, March 5. They were all wearing masks. They all were socially distanced. "We care about our students, we care about their families," said paraprofessional educator Ann Stella Taylor. | Passages Charter School is as arrogant as they come. First they announced metrics for reopening such as deaths per 100,000 and test positivity rate. They said that they want to use the metrics of the Illinois Department of Public Health. The Chicago Teachers Union agre…
www.fightbacknews.org/2021/3/6/chicago-c…

Sunday 3/7: KPFA Special Programming, Int'l Women's Day
KPFA Women Producers | indybay.org | 2021-03-06
94.1 FM…
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Argentina — Transformar drásticamente la Justicia
Agustín Bruera | globalizacion.ca | 2021-03-06
Entre diciembre de 2015 y diciembre 2019 nuestro país fue devastado. Social, cultural, económica e institucionalmente. Esa hecatombe planificada, sin embargo, contó con un protagonista clave, que resultó un engranaje fundamental en el proyecto neocolonial de sumisión del país a…
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Pope Francis meets Iraq's top cleric Ali Sistani in 'historic' meeting
MEE, agencies | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-06
Pope Francis meets Iraq's top cleric Ali Sistani in 'historic' meeting | Leaders of Catholic Church and Shia Islam call for religious tolerance in unprecedented meeting | MEE and agencies | Sat, 03/06/2021 – 09: 25 | A handout picture provided by the Vatican media office shows Pope Francis meeting top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, in the Iraqi shrine city of Najaf (AFP) | Iraqis have hailed a "
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[Comment] Pirtobrutinib shows evidence to inaugurate a third generation of BTK inhibitors
Jean-Marie Michot, Vincent Ribrag | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
The Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) protein is a crucial component of antigen-dependent B-cell receptor signalling that regulates B-cell development and maturation. BTK is also implicated in major processes of malignant B non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL-B) and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) cells such as proliferation, survival, and trafficking. BTK inhibition has a profound effect on malignant cell survival.1…
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[Perspectives] Mapping our common future
Gavin Francis | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
We used to search the skies for clues to the future, seeing in the wheel of the planets and constellations evidence of our fate. Other traditions made use of entrails (extispicy) or even arrows (belomancy). Such divination practitioners pursued a deeply human desire to discern aspects of the future through visual patterns in the present. We do things differently now, priding ourselves on evidence, science, and data. A promising way to approach the prediction of the future might well be to map it.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00511-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[Clinical Picture] Deficiency of adenosine deaminase 2 diagnosed at 65 years of age
Gaà´lle Bourgeois, Mael Richard, Marie Danset, Laurent Pérard, Anne-Laure Breton, Emilie Berthoux | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
A 65-year-old woman presented to our unit with joint pain, intermittent fever, fatigue, and painful ulcers on her legs.
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[Perspectives] Error, injustice, and physician wellbeing
Ian Sabroe, Sally Mather, Amy Wilson, Daniel K Hall-Flavin, Miranda Fricker, Lauren A Barron, Chris Millard | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
Health care is riddled with injustice and inequity. Clinicians strive to create better, more just systems, and experience deep moral distress when we are unable to do this. We care for the broken but expect perfection of ourselves. Increasing patient needs combined with imperfect systems, health professionals' high expectations of themselves, and the difficulties of accepting personal vulnerability can lead to burnt-out and broken doctors. Ethics and justice are not only crucial in relation to patient care but are also important for the self-care of health-care practitioners and the systems in which they work.
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Blood-based host biomarker diagnostics in active case finding for pulmonary tuberculosis: A diagnostic case-control study
Flora Martinez Figueira Moreira, Renu Verma, Paulo Cesar Pereira dos Santos, Alessandra Leite, Andrea da Silva Santos, Rafaele Carla Pivetta de Araujo, Bruna Oliveira da Silva, Júlio Henrique Ferreira de Sá Queiroz, David H. Persing, Erik Sà∂dersten, Devasena Gnanashanmugam, Purvesh Khatri, Julio Croda, Jason R. Andrews | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
For active case finding in this high tuberculosis-burden setting, CRP and Xpert-MTB-HR did not meet TPP benchmarks for a triage test. However, Xpert-MTB-HR was highly sensitive in detecting individuals with medium or high sputum bacillary burden.
thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PI…(21)00056-0/fulltext?rss=yes

[Comment] Social action to achieve a dignified life for people with disabilities in the occupied Palestinian territory
Shatha Abu Srour | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
When people with disabilities (PWDs) and civil society in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) exhausted their calls for basic human rights and dignity for PWDs in the absence of credible representative bodies and with the Palestinian Legislative Council dissolved in 2018,1 we decided to induce a turning point by taking social action. And we did.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00356-1/fulltext?rss=yes

[World Report] The 2011 Tōhoku disaster: 10 years on
Justin McCurry | thelancet.com | 2021-03-06
A decade has passed since an earthquake and tsunami devastated the northeast coast of Japan, but health experts are still assessing the effects on health. Justin McCurry reports.
thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PI…(21)00560-2/fulltext?rss=yes

Video: Pfizer $2.3 Billion 2009 Medical Fraud Settlement. US Department of Justice
US Department of Justice | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-06
This was originally published in September 2009. | " Justice Department attorneys …
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The Private Health Insurance Industry: Should It Be Eliminated?
John P. Geyman | zcomm.org | 2021-03-06
Over recent decades, its performance has been increasingly profit-driven to the point of now becoming unaffordable for patients, their families, employers and taxpayers…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/the-private-health…

House Rejects Cori Bush's Amendment on Voting Rights for Incarcerated People
Mike Ludwig | zcomm.org | 2021-03-06
"We will not stop fighting until we dismantle white supremacy in all of its forms"
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Abolish Guardianship, Preserve the Rights of Disabled People, and Free Britney
Sara Luterman | thenation.com | 2021-03-06
Abolish Guardianship, Preserve the Rights of Disabled People, and Free Britney…
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Cancel the US Military
William Astore | thenation.com | 2021-03-06
Cancel the US Military…
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Monday 3/8: International Women's Day: Feminism and Social Justice
Human Agenda | indybay.org | 2021-03-06
Zoom meeting ID: 872 8709 9495 | Passcode: 798372 | Zoom link: us02web.zoom.us/j/87287099495
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Current Animal Rights And Environment News
Pass It On | indybay.org | 2021-03-06
The consciousness of people everywhere is expanding.
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Like Minded Minds Think Alike
Robert Maxim | indybay.org | 2021-03-06
Social Media and the dopamine addiction.It's like the crack addiction.
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Monday 3/8: Bread & Roses: Rally Demanding Care & Relief by Passing the American Rescue Plan Now!
The People's Bailout & It Takes Roots | indybay.org | 2021-03-06
Online/virtual rally via Zoom…
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Cruising down West Sunset
Robert Maxim | indybay.org | 2021-03-06
Reflections of driving down West Sunset Boulevard on a sunny afternoon. Past the Elliott Smith memorial wall, and through the Eyes mural at the Reuben Soto mural, located in the Silverlake district of Los Angeles.
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Return of the Sleeping Ban and a Letter to Mayor Meyers
Robert Norse | indybay.org | 2021-03-06
On February 23, City Council ignored dozens of speakers, silenced another two dozen, and passed the TOLO (Temporary Living Outside Ordinance) well after midnight. I filed a Brown Act complaint, noting the failure to provide adequate Agenda notice, requiring them to redo the item. I'm not holding my breath.
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Monday 3/8: Justice for George Floyd! Solidarity Rally San Jose City Hall
NAARPR, partners | indybay.org | 2021-03-06
San Jose City Hall, 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113 | MASKS and SAFE DISTANCING; Peaceful rally action…
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Friday 3/5: "Call Center Blues": Cruelity of Deportation Film and Q&A w/ Director Geeta Gandbhir
United We Dream | indybay.org | 2021-03-06
Online event…
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2021 Sacramento Ghanaian Independence Day Celebration
Adapted from 2020 Celebration | indybay.org | 2021-03-06
Sacramento Ghanaian Independence Day Weekend offers a sneak preview into an exciting new addition to the Farm to Fork Capitol in the Great State of California.
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American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1919–2021
WSWS repost | indybay.org | 2021-03-06
On February 24, poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti died, one of the last significant surviving American artists who emerged in…
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/03/05/1884053…

Anti Police-Terror Project Files Liability Claim Against City of Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Police News | indybay.org | 2021-03-06
The Anti-Police Terror Project (APTP) has filed a liability claim against the City of Santa Cruz. "Claimant seeks damages resulting from an alleged violation of civil rights related to law enforcement action," city staff states in an agenda report for the March 9 meeting of the Santa Cruz City Council. Other than the one quote from city staff, very few details have been released to the public about the claim, except that the incident in question occurred on May 29, 2020. The City Council is expected to discuss the claim during its closed session on March 9, and a motion to reject APTP's claim has been placed by c…
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ATTO MORTE si desta la civetta stai per andare lontano Entra pure
angelus mors | indybay.org | 2021-03-06
welcohome…
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Trump and Biden's Secret Bombing Wars
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-03-05
Credit: The Intercept: U.S.-led coalition airstrike — Mosul, Iraq on November 7, 2016 On February 25th, President Biden ordered U.S. air forces to drop seven 500-pound bombs on Iraqi forces in Syria, reportedly killing 22 people. The U.S. airstrike has predictably failed to halt rocket attacks on deeply unpopular U.S. bases in Iraq, which the …
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Trump and Biden's Secret Bombing Wars
Medea Benjamin, Nicolas J. S. Davies | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-05
On February 25, President Biden ordered U.S. air forces to drop seven 500-pound bombs on Iraqi forces in Syria, reportedly killing 22 people. The U.S. airstrike has predictably failed to halt rocket attacks on deeply unpopular U.S. bases in Iraq, which the Iraqi National Assembly passed a resolution to close over a year ago. The…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/05/trump-bidens…

Biden Acts with Impunity (to Send Iran a Message, by Attacking Iraqis in Syria)
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-05
Recall the broad context. In March 2003, in the worst crime of the 21st century, a war-based-on-lies led by President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, the U.S. invaded and destroyed the modern country of Iraq, generating mass flight and civil war. Half a million people were killed and the suffering continues. Too…
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Biden Acts with Impunity (to Send Iran a Message, by Attacking Iraqis in Syria)
Gary Leupp | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-05
Recall the broad context. In March 2003, in the worst crime of the 21st century, a war-based-on-lies led by President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, the U.S. invaded and destroyed the modern country of Iraq, generating mass flight and civil war. Half a million people were killed and the suffering continues. Too…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/05/biden-acts-w…

Rev. William Barber to Democrats: "Stick Together" and Pass the $15 Minimum Wage
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-03-05
Image Credit: Facebook: Fightfor15LA | The Senate has voted to open debate on President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The legislation has widespread support from voters, with one new poll showing 77% of Americans support the bill, including nearly 60% of Republicans. But the Senate bill has some key differences from the package approved by the House, including a reduction in the number of people eligible for direct stimulus checks and no provision to raise the federal mini…
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Rev. William Barber to Democrats: Overrule the Senate Parliamentarian & Pass the $15 Minimum Wage
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-05
The Senate has voted to open debate on President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The legislation has widespread support from voters, with one new poll showing 77% of Americans support the bill, including nearly 60% of Republicans. But the Senate bill has some key differences from the package approved by the House, including a reduction in the number of people eligible for direct stimulus checks and no provision to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. However, the Fight for 15 continues, with the Senate considering an amendment by Senator Bernie Sanders to raise the minimum wage fro…
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"No Excuse" for Senate Democrats Who Voted No on $15 Minimum Wage Amendment
commondreams.org | 2021-03-05
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Here Are the 8 Democrats Who Just Joined GOP to Vote Down Sanders' $15 Minimum Wage Amendment
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-03-05
"Every single Dem who voted against a $15 minimum wage should be primaried." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Sanders Statement on Minimum Wage Vote
commondreams.org | 2021-03-05
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'Shameful': Millionaire Senators Vote Against Popular Minimum Wage Raise That Would Lift Millions Out of Poverty
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-03-05
"It is despicable and unacceptable that there is not unanimous support among Democrats in Congress for a $15 minimum wage," said Rep. Jamaal Bowman. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Sanders to Force Vote on $15 Minimum Wage Amendment
Jake Johnson | zcomm.org | 2021-03-05
"I regard it as absurd that the parliamentarian, a Senate staffer elected by no one, can prevent a wage increase for 32 million workers."
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Democrats crush Bernie Sanders' push for $15 minimum wage insert into Covid relief bill, despite most Americans supporting it
rt.com | 2021-03-05
Senator Sanders (I-Vermont) has failed to insert a minimum wage hike into a mammoth $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. The attempt was a long shot, and members of his own party decisively voted against it. | As the US Senate debated amendments to President Joe Biden's long-anticipated Covid-19 relief bill, Sanders stuck to his progressive guns on Friday and attempted to insert an amendment to raise the federal minimum wage to $15. The amendment was already ruled out by the Senate parliamentarian — an official who functions as a sort of referee in the chamber — last week, as inserting it would bre…
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Reconstructing the Algebra of Race and Rights
Real Progressives | realprogressives.org | 2021-03-05
This post is part of our symposium on universal basic income. | In The Alchemy of Race and Rights, Patricia Williams critiques capitalism for narrowing our demands on the state to monetizable claims, arguing the "purchasing of our liberties; the peonage of our citizenship" situates us in eternal stasis. If "…a change on one side of the equation is always balanced by the algebraically obligatory change on the other" then "[m]oney reflects law and law reflects money, unattached to notions…
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Video: Cancel the Rents caravan in Oakland, California
Liberation Staff | liberationnews.org | 2021-03-05
On Feb 27, people from around the San Francisco Bay Area gathered for a rally and caravan in Berkeley and Oakland to demand cancellation of rents and mortgages, an end to evictions, and housing for the homeless. Over 20 organizations were represented, including the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, Do No Harm Coalition, AFSCME 3299, …
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Man Utd legend tackling homelessness with Covid-safe pods
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-05
By Clà udia Sacrest Stoke-on-Trent (UK), Mar 5 (efe-epa).- Dignified housing pods set up in a large industrial warehouse in the English city of Stoke-on-Trent offer homeless people an opportunity to take the first step away from life on the street. Former Manchester United legend and Scotland international Lou Macari founded the initiative four years ago …
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Practically impossible: Russian NGOs plead for Putin's help as new law demands they declare foreign funding sources of EVERY donor
rt.com | 2021-03-05
More than fifty Russian NGOs that help orphans, the homeless and other vulnerable groups have asked President Vladimir Putin to help resolve disputes with the Ministry of Justice over the declaration of foreign funding. | That's according to Moscow daily Kommersant, which explained that the law obliges such organizations to declare any foreign sources of funding in their annual financial reports, including information about international income streams of their Russian donors. | In recent years, the government has increased the reporting requirement of organizations in several fields, with an increased focus o…
rt.com/russia/517329-ngo-declare-every-f…

Purging Inconvenient Facts In Coverage Of Biden's 'First' Air Attacks
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-05
When the Biden administration bombed Syria on February 25, the attack killed "at least 22," most of them members of Iraqi militias, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a London-based monitoring organization opposed to the Syrian government. The US said the bombing was retaliation for three rocket attacks on US bases in Iraq that it claims were carried out by groups allied with Iran (NBC, 2/25/21). In one of the attacks, rockets fired at Erbil airport killed a military contractor and an Iraqi civilian. | The US does not say that its airstrike on Syria was aimed at the group that carried out the E…
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The US has dropped 326,000 bombs on people in other countries since 2001, Most Recently in Syria
Medea Benjamin, Nicholas J.S. Davies | juancole.com | 2021-03-05
( Code Pink) — On February 25th, President Biden ordered U.S. air forces to drop seven 500-pound bombs on Iraqi forces in Syria, reportedly killing 22 people. The U.S. airstrike has predictably failed to halt rocket attacks on deeply unpopular U.S. bases in Iraq, which the Iraqi National Assembly passed a resolution to close over …
juancole.com/2021/03/missiles-countries-…

US Republicans demand arms embargo on Iran after missile strikes in Iraq
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-05
US Republicans demand arms embargo on Iran after missile strikes in Iraq | Two senators sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken saying US must prevent 'Iran from selling its weapons abroad' | MEE staff | Fri, 03/05/2021 – 20: 02 | Senators Joni Ernst, left, and Bill Hagerty, right, sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken earlier this week (AFP) | Two Senate Republicans are calling on the State Depart…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/senate-republ…

Bad Stimulus: the Problems with Biden's COVID Relief Package
Albena Azmanova — Marshall Auerbach | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-05
The new Democratic administration is poised to make its first proud step in delivering on its electoral promise to build back (America) better: the successful adoption of a $1.9 trillion stimulus package, the main components of which are a third round of stimulus checks, a renewal of federal unemployment benefits, and a boost to the…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/05/bad-stimulus…

Bad Stimulus: the Problems with Biden's COVID Relief Package
Albena Azmanova — Marshall Auerbach | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-05
The new Democratic administration is poised to make its first proud step in delivering on its electoral promise to build back (America) better: the successful adoption of a $1.9 trillion stimulus package, the main components of which are a third round of stimulus checks, a renewal of federal unemployment benefits, and a boost to the…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/05/bad-stimulus…

End Trump and Biden's Secret Bombing Wars
Nicolas J S Davies | progressive.org | 2021-03-05
The United States and its allies have dropped more than 326,000 bombs and missiles on people in other countries since 2001.
progressive.org/dispatches/trump-biden-b…

End Trump and Biden's Secret Bombing Wars
Medea Benjamin | progressive.org | 2021-03-05
The United States and its allies have dropped more than 326,000 bombs and missiles on people in other countries since 2001.
progressive.org/dispatches/trump-biden-b…

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Mark Fiore | progressive.org | 2021-03-05
Biden is definitely doing more than Donald Trump did to punish Saudi Arabia, but he is letting the the main culprit off the hook.
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FBI Arrests Trump State Dept Aide Over Role in Capitol Riots
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-05
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested Thursday an official of former President Donald Trump for the assault on the Capitol on January 6, becoming the first person arrested linked to the previous government, reports EFE agency. | The person arrested was Federico Klein, a 42-year-old man who during the Trump administration worked at the State Department as a political appointee. Specifically, the detainee was first assigned to the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, in the department in charge of Brazil and the Southern Cone, and then transferred to the office that administers requests for access…
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The ReTrumplican Party
Robert Fantina | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-05
Last week, the Republican Party had its Trump lovefest. While every semi-prominent Republican with his or her eye on the White House presented their twisted version of reality to the adoring crowds, it was former President Donald Trump who stole the show. He rolled out one tired old fabrication after another, much to the delight…
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South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Is a Deadlier, More Delusional Alternative to Trump
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2021-03-05
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Is a Deadlier, More Delusional Alternative to Trump…
thenation.com/article/politics/south-dak…

Former Impeachment Manager Sues Trump Over January 6 Capitol Breach
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-03-05
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-California), who also served as a House manager in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump earlier this year, has filed a civil lawsuit against the former president, alleging that he was largely responsible for inciting his base of loyalists to breach the U.S. Capitol building on January 6. | Swalwell also named Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and former…
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FBI Arrests Former Trump Appointee for Role in January 6 Capitol Breach
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-03-05
The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) arrested Federico Klein, a former State Department official who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, on Thursday evening, alleging that he was involved in the January 6 attack of the U.S. Capitol building. | Klein's arrest marks the first known occasion of a former Trump political appointee being arrested for the breach of the building that d…
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"Moderate" Democrats May Obstruct Fundamentally Essential Electoral Reform
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-03-05
One of the more revealing political moments of recent times was when the Republican Party decided they weren't going to bother writing a platform for the national convention in 2020. They simply announced that they supported President Trump and pretty much left it at that. It's not that platforms necessarily guide the party's agenda, but they are an indicator of its priorities, philosophy,…
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Why some New Age influencers believe Trump is a "lightworker"
Nicole Karlis | salon.com | 2021-03-05
The New Age philosophy-Trump connection has concerning parallels to the role mysticism played in Nazi Germany…
salon.com/2021/03/04/why-some-new-age-in…

Democracy on the line: Senate Democrats can't let Trump's Big Lie become a zombie lie
Heather Digby Parton | salon.com | 2021-03-05
Do either Democratic Sens. Kyrsten Sinema or Joe Manchin want to be remembered as the Strom Thurmond of their time?>…
salon.com/2021/03/05/democracy-on-the-li…

Sen. Ron Johnson, worth $40 million, derided as "face of the opposition" to COVID relief
Ramsey Touchberry | salon.com | 2021-03-05
Wisconsin's science-denier and Trump superfan is now forcing pointless delay in final vote on COVID relief package…
salon.com/2021/03/05/sen-ron-johnson-wor…

Roaming Charges: No Neanderthal Ever Bombed Syria
Jeffrey St. Clair | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-05
+ There were many reasons to vote against Trump, starting with the fact that he was the incumbent running for reelection. All incumbent presidents should be voted against as matter of principle, because they almost certainly started committing war crimes within weeks of taking office, a truism Biden has now reconfirmed with his bombing of…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/05/roaming-char…

Corporate Media Praise Republicans Who Oppose Trump, but Whitewash Their Extremism and Undermining of Democracy
Julie Hollar | commondreams.org | 2021-03-05
Their own credulous coverage of the little lies of vote fraud, which went on for decades and their willingness to lionize purveyors of those lies to this day, have played no small role in allowing it to happen. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Organizing the Multiracial Working Class
Maurice Mitchell | zcomm.org | 2021-03-05
If working people fail to see real material distinctions between life under Trump and life under Biden, they'll look for an alternative to the party in power…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/organizing-the-mul…

Trump accuses Biden of creating 'spiraling tsunami' at US-Mexico border as migrant situation spins 'totally out of control'
rt.com | 2021-03-05
Donald Trump has released a statement accusing President Joe Biden of letting the situation at the US/Mexico border get "totally out of control" as officials prepare for unprecedented numbers of migrant children this year. | "A mass incursion into the country by people who should not be here is happening on an hourly basis, getting worse by the minute," Trump said in a Friday statement. He blasted Biden for creating a "spiraling tsunami" at the border. | …
rt.com/usa/517369-trump-biden-border-tsu…

Democratic congressman Swalwell sues Trump for EMOTIONAL DAMAGE over Capitol riot, says he was ready for COMBAT with mob
rt.com | 2021-03-05
Rep. Eric Swalwell has sued Donald Trump and his allies over "emotional distress" sustained at the Capitol Hill riot. The suit also claims that Swalwell stripped down and prepared for "hand-to-hand combat" with the rioters. | In a civil lawsuit filed in Washington, DC, on Thursday, Swalwell (D-California) alleges that former President Trump, along with his son, Donald Jr., Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Alabama), and lawyer Rudy Giuliani, are directly responsible for causing him "severe emotional distress," name…
rt.com/usa/517368-swalwell-sues-trump-em…

MSNBC's Joy Reid sparks outrage by claiming conservatives would trade tax cuts to be allowed 'openly say the n-word'
rt.com | 2021-03-05
Joy Reid has triggered everyone from Ben Shapiro to Glenn Greenwald by implying Republicans are racists wishing they could "openly say the n-word" and floating new meritless "Moscow" conspiracy theories. | "I'll say it again: people on the right would trade all the tax cuts for the ability to openly say the n-word like in 'the good old days,'" Reid tweeted this week. "To them, not being able to be openly racist and discriminatory without consequence is oppression. Trump is the avatar for this 'freedom.'" | I'll say it again: people on the right would trade all the tax cuts for the ability to openly say the n-w…
rt.com/usa/517359-joy-reid-republicans-n…

European Union says member states are allowed to purchase Russian & Chinese vaccines on their own
rt.com | 2021-03-05
EU countries have the right to acquire vaccines independently if jabs aren't part of the bloc's centralized procurement strategy, a European Commission spokesman said when asked about the Russian and Chinese shots. | Amid shortages of EU-approved Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines against the coronavirus, some countries in the bloc have started looking for other ways to inoculate their populations. Hungary and Slovakia have already approved Russia's Sputnik V jab on their own, while Poland is discussing the possibility of purchasing Sinovac immunization with China. | When asked about those developments,…
rt.com/russia/517356-sputnik-european-un…

Big Pharma slows vaccine rollout to protect corporate profits
Staff | therealnews.com | 2021-03-05
This week, President Biden announced that, by utilizing the Defense Production Act, the federal government has created an historic agreement between drugmakers Johnson & Johnson and Merck to produce enough COVID-19 vaccines for the entire U.S. adult population by May (months quicker than initially expected). This underscores the ability of the U.S. government to facilitate faster vaccine production, argues Peter Maybarduk of Public Citizen, but that production doesn't have to be driven by the hunt for profit.
therealnews.com/big-pharma-slows-vaccine…

New York Congressmember Mondaire Jones: Israel Should Ensure Palestinians Have Access to COVID Vaccine
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-05
Israel has failed to make COVID-19 vaccines available to Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza, despite its responsibility under the Geneva Conventions. Critics in the United States say this "vaccine apartheid" is another example of Israeli human rights abuses going unpunished, even as the country receives billions in U.S. aid each year. Congressmember Mondaire Jones of New York says Israel must ensure that Palestinians are vaccinated. "There's no question about that," he says. "I don't think that anyone can argue otherwise in good conscience."
www.democracynow.org/2021/3/5/israel_pal…

'Stop Whining' Bolsonaro Says as Thousands of Brazilians Die
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-05
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro demonstrated his political handling of the pandemic through contradictory actions related to epidemiological restrictions. | RELATED: | Brazil Is the New World Epicenter of the Coronavirus Pandemic | Besides arguing that physical distancing is a "cowardly" measure, the far-right Capitan asked Brazilians to stop complaining about COVID-19 and called those calling on him to buy more vaccines "idiots." | "You have to face the problems. Enough of wh…
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Many of the inoculated are suffering from "vaccine guilt"
Nicole Karlis | salon.com | 2021-03-05
Young people who have gotten vaccinated early, through luck or need, often find themselves mired in anxiety…
salon.com/2021/03/05/many-of-the-inocula…

UK must invest to keep up with RNA vaccine revolution — Robin Shattock
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-03-05
Professor Robin Shattock says the UK needs to invest more in RNA vaccine technology to better prepare us for future pandemics.
imperial.ac.uk/news/216533/uk-must-invest-keep-with-rna

460 Dead 243,612 Reported Injuries from COVID-19 Vaccines Reported in the U.K
Brian Shilhavy | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-05
The UK Government's reporting system for COVID vaccine adverse reactions from …
globalresearch.ca/460-dead-243612-report…

Guinea, Kenya, and Nigeria Start COVID-19 Vaccination via COVAX
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-05
Guinea, Kenia, and Nigeria, three of Africa's lowest-income countries, kicked off on Friday the COVID-19 vaccination campaign with the support of the COVAX facility led by the World Health Organization (WHO). | RELATED: | COVAX To Send 26 Million Vaccines To Latin America | On Tuesday night, Kenya received the first million COVID-19 vaccine doses, allocated to frontline workers. The vaccines will be stored in a brand new warehouse built with the support of the United Nations Children Fund(…
telesurenglish.net/news/Guinea-Kenia-and…

Corona vaccines-nothing would work without public funding
Byorn Radke, J Bischoff, B Mueller | indybay.org | 2021-03-05
"The Covid 19 crisis is a perfect test of whether a more public health approach to innovation and production will prevail in the years ahead. Although recent vaccine news has raised hopes, it has also exposed the broken business model of the pharmaceutical industry and cast doubt on the prospects of getting a vaccine to people and achieving the concept of 'health for all.'" (Ms. Mazzucato)…
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Cuba's anti-COVID vaccine candidate Soberana 02 begins phase III clinical trials
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-05
In this final and decisive phase of trials, the objective is to evaluate the efficacy, safety and immunogenicity of Soberana 02. If the vaccine produces fruitful results, Cuba will become the first country in the Latin American and the Caribbean region to develop its own vaccine…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/03/05/cubas-ant…

One dose of Sputnik V is enough for strong immune response in people previously infected with Covid-19, Argentina study claims
rt.com | 2021-03-05
People who already had the coronavirus show rapid immune response to Sputnik V and may require just one shot of the Russian jab during vaccination, a study in Buenos Aires found. | Participants developed Covid-19 antibodies in 100 percent of the cases after both doses of Sputnik V were administered to them, a study by Buenos Aires-based Leloir Institute Foundation (FIL) revealed. | The research, which was supported…
rt.com/russia/517337-argentina-sputnik-v…

UK must invest to keep up with RNA vaccine revolution — Robin Shattock
imperial.ac.uk | 2021-03-05
Professor Robin Shattock says the UK needs to invest more in RNA vaccine technology to better prepare us for future pandemics.
imperial.ac.uk/news/216533/uk-must-invest-keep-with-rna

"Complete Loss of Trust": Half of French Home Health Workers Say They'll Resist Taking Vaccine
Zero Hedge | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-05
Astounding new figures out of France suggest what is no doubt …
globalresearch.ca/complete-loss-trust-ha…

European Union agrees that member states can purchase Russian & Chinese vaccines outside of bloc's collective purchase program
rt.com | 2021-03-05
EU countries have the right to acquire vaccines independently if the jabs concerned aren't part of the bloc's centralized procurement strategy, a European Commission spokesman said when asked about Russian and Chinese formulas. | Amid shortages of EU-approved Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines against the coronavirus, some countries in the 27-member collective have started looking for other ways to inoculate their populations. Hungary and Slovakia have already approved Russia's Sputnik V jab on their own, while Poland is discussing the possibility of purchasing Sinovac immunization from China. | When ask…
rt.com/russia/517356-sputnik-european-un…

Australia requests review of Italy's Covid-19 vaccine blockade
Online News Editor | laprensalatina.com | 2021-03-05
Sydney, Australia, Mar 5 (efe-epa).- Australia on Friday asked the European Commission (EC) to review Italy's decision to block the shipment of 250,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from a facility in the country to the Oceanian nation. "Australia has raised the issue with the European Commission through multiple channels, and in particular, we have …
laprensalatina.com/australia-requests-re…

COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Uganda, Mali
yenisafak.com | 2021-03-05
Uganda and Mali on Friday received their first batches of AstraZeneca vaccine donations from the COVAX Facility, a UN initiative to ensure COVID-19 vaccine access to the world's most vulnerable.The first doses in the landlocked country of Uganda will be used to vaccinate people who are most vulnerable and those at more risk such as healthcare workers, security personnel, teachers, and other essential social service providers, said the country's health minister.The Ugandan Health Ministry says it will administer the AstraZeneca vaccine eight weeks apart despite studies showing that a gap of 12 weeks leads to highe…
yenisafak.com/en/world/covid-19-vaccines…

'We Need to Be on a War Footing': Head of WHO Calls for Vaccine Patent Waivers to Halt Pandemic
Andrea Germanos, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-03-05
"Dr. Tedros is right," said Oxfam International. "It's time to end vaccine monopolies." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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WHO calls for urgent action to ramp up production of COVID-19 vaccines for all
news.un.org | 2021-03-05
Urgent action is needed to increase production of COVID-19 vaccines that will be distributed through the global initiative making these medicines accessible by all countries, the UN's top health official said on Friday.
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Houston demonstration demands, 'Fix our broken pipes, no more airstrikes!'
Caleb Granger | liberationnews.org | 2021-03-05
Texans were told to drink pool water while Biden prioritized bombing Syria.
liberationnews.org/houston-demonstration…

Biden, Afghanistan and Forever Wars
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-05
The papers are full of suggestions on what US President Joe Biden should do about his country's seemingly perennial involvement in Afghanistan. None are particularly useful, in that they ignore the central premise that a nation state long mauled, molested and savaged should finally be left alone. Nonsense, say the media and political cognoscenti. The Guardian…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/05/biden-afghan…

Why the Biden Administration Is Dead Wrong to Oppose International Criminal Court War Crimes Inquiry in Occupied Palestine: A Betrayal of the Rule of Law
Prof. Juan Cole | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-05
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has decided to look into war …
globalresearch.ca/why-biden-administrati…

Biden doubles down on "great power" conflict with China
wsws.org | 2021-03-05
To an extent even greater than its predecessor, the Biden administration is singling out China as the greatest US adversary and target for conflict.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/05/chin…

What's really behind Republican obstructionism?
John Wojcik | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-05
Later Thursday, before senators could even begin debate on President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion rescue plan, they had to sit through a nearly 11-hour reading by the clerks of the entire 620-page bill. It was only the first step in Republican moves to delay a vote on an economic package that millions of Americans so …
peoplesworld.org/article/whats-really-be…

Biden renews US "state of emergency" against Venezuela
wsws.org | 2021-03-05
The Biden administration is continuing the policy of its predecessors, maintaining a draconian sanctions regime and recognizing the right-wing puppet Guaidó as "interim president."
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/05/vene…

The Biden Administration Proving to Be More of the Same Old Discredited Policies as its Predecessor
James O'Neill | dissidentvoice.org | 2021-03-05
There were a number of political commentators who urged us to give newly elected United States president Joe Biden a chance to show that he would offer a new approach to the multiple problems facing the United States alliance. Well, he had an opportunity to do so. But the speech that Biden gave on 19th …
dissidentvoice.org/2021/03/the-biden-adm…

Tulsi Gabbard calls out the US dirty war on Syria that Biden, aides admit to
Aaron Maté | thegrayzone.com | 2021-03-05
As Tulsi Gabbard criticizes former Congressional colleagues for ignoring the ongoing US dirty war and sanctions on Syria, a look at the comments of Joe Biden and top aides show that they have admitted to the same underlying, horrific facts. Gabbard only stands apart — and is even vilified — for being willing to call it out. While Joe Biden has faced some mild Congressional pushback for bombing the Iraq-Syria border, Tulsi Gabbard says her former colleagues are ignoring the …
thegrayzone.com/2021/03/05/tulsi-gabbard…

Houston demonstration demands, "Fix our broken pipes, no more airstrikes!"
Caleb Granger | liberationnews.org | 2021-03-05
Texans were told to drink pool water while Biden prioritized bombing Syria.
liberationnews.org/houston-demonstration…

US 'Virtual Ambassador' To Venezuela Hosts Insurrectionist Summit Ahead Of Biden's Guaidó recognition
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-05
US "virtual ambassador" to Venezuela James "Jimmy" Story promised to answer a series of questions sent to him by The Grayzone this February 24. But after a Whatsapp exchange with this reporter during which Story offered to explain why he regularly alternated between Gargamel and the Smurfs as his avatar on the messaging app, the promised exchange never took place. | On March 2, Story's assistant, David Fogelson, informed The Grayzone that the virtual ambassador "won't be able to do the interview." He offered no further details on Story's turnabout. | That same day, during a Zoom event with the Venezuelan American…
popularresistance.org/us-virtual-ambassa…

Bipartisan Senators Seek to Strip Biden of War Powers
MISH | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-05
Senators Go After Endless Wars | In a long overdue effort Bipartisan …
globalresearch.ca/bipartisan-senators-se…

Biden, Afghanistan and Forever Wars
Binoy Kampmark | counterpunch.org | 2021-03-05
The papers are full of suggestions on what US President Joe Biden should do about his country's seemingly perennial involvement in Afghanistan. None are particularly useful, in that they ignore the central premise that a nation state long mauled, molested and savaged should finally be left alone. Nonsense, say the media and political cognoscenti. The Guardian…
counterpunch.org/2021/03/05/biden-afghan…

US 'Virtual Ambassador' to Venezuela Hosts Insurrectionist Summit Ahead of Biden's Guaidó Recognition
Anya Parampil | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-05
A closed-door Bogotá summit of fugitive Venezuelan insurrectionists highlighted James Story's …
globalresearch.ca/us-virtual-ambassador-…

Another 745,000 jobless claims filed as Senate takes up Biden's COVID-19 relief bill
wsws.org | 2021-03-05
Historically unprecedented jobless claims continued as Biden and the Democrats move forward with an inadequate "relief" bill…
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/03/05/unem…

Biden Supports Limiting Presidential War Powers
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-05
U.S. President Joe Biden agrees with limiting presidential war powers, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Friday. | RELATED: | 80 Democrats Call on Biden to Reverse "Cruel" Sanctions on Cuba | Biden wants to "ensure that the authorizations for the use of military force currently on the books are replaced with a narrow and specific framework that will ensure we can protect Americans from terrorist threats while ending the forever wars," the official said in a statement to…
telesurenglish.net/news/Biden-Supports-L…

Biden Extends National Emergency, Sanctions With Respect to Iran
sputniknews.com | 2021-03-05
The US maintains 31 states of emergency concerning different nations and issues, granting the chief executive extremely wide-ranging powers, but none has persisted for longer than that against the Islamic Republic of Iran, which shrugged off a US-backed dictator 42 years ago.
sputniknews.com/world/202103051082268451…

Arabic press review: Palestine slams Washington's 'lack of understanding' of ICC jurisdiction
Mohammad Ayesh | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-05
Arabic press review: Palestine slams Washington's 'lack of understanding' of ICC jurisdiction | Meanwhile, British ambassador in Jordan says her country is committed to the two-state solution, and Iraq imposes curfew during Pope's visit | Mohammad Ayesh | Fri, 03/05/2021 – 17: 07 | US Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers remarks about priorities for administration of President Joe Biden in the Ben Franklin…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/palestine-isr…

GOP Goes All In to Obstruct Relief Bill Nine Days Before Jobless Benefits Expire
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-03-05
Republican lawmakers, led by Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, are attempting to grind the Senate to a halt to delay passage of a sprawling $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package as Democrats race to get the legislation to President Joe Biden's desk before March 14, when millions of jobless Americans will begin losing their unemployment lifelines. | After the Senate on Thursday afternoon approved a procedural motion to begin consideration of the aid bill — with all 50 Republicans vot…
truthout.org/articles/gop-goes-all-in-to…

Biden open to repealing US laws that enable 'forever wars'
MEE staff | middleeasteye.net | 2021-03-05
Biden open to repealing US laws that enable 'forever wars' | US president will work with Congress to revoke decades old measures that allow military action without congressional approval, White House says | MEE staff | Fri, 03/05/2021 – 17: 38 | American soldiers taking position around the US embassy in Baghdad, on 31 December 2019 (AFP/US embassy handout) | US President Joe Biden has signalled willingness to repeal laws…
www.middleeasteye.net/news/biden-open-re…

No-show Joe? VP Harris continues high-level talks without Biden, speaks to Israeli PM Netanyahu
rt.com | 2021-03-05
Vice President Kamala Harris has spoken to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu without President Joe Biden being present, the latest in a series of calls to world leaders usually conducted by the president. | Harris spoke to Netanyahu on Thursday, with a White House readout of the call saying she "underscored the Biden-Harris Administration's commitment to the US-Israel partnership," and affirmed her opposition to the International Criminal Court prosecuting Israeli soldiers for alleged war crimes.
rt.com/usa/517347-biden-harris-israel-ca…

Sunrise Movement Launches "Good Jobs for All" Campaign, Demands Biden and Congress Avoid Obama Year Failures, Mobilize $10 Trillion Federal Recovery to Create 15 Million Jobs and Stop Climate Crisis
commondreams.org | 2021-03-05
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ACLU to Biden: Do Not 'Review' Drone Killing Program—End It Once and for All
Kenny Stancil, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-03-05
"Tinkering with the bureaucracy of this extrajudicial killing program will only entrench American abuses," said the group's national security expert. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2021/03/05/aclu-bi…

Over 100 Organizations Urge Biden to Ban Chlorpyrifos
commondreams.org | 2021-03-05
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Biden's Bombing of Syria Is a Dangerous Step Backward
Reese Erlich | commondreams.org | 2021-03-05
Latest military attack shows that the new President hasn't broken from the failed policies of the past. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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'We Need to Make Sure It's Done Right': Peace Advocates Welcome Biden Move to Limit War Powers
Brett Wilkins, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-03-05
The president and Congress, said one leading anti-war campaigner, "must work together to actually end the decades long fighting, killing, dying, and spending that is on automatic pilot." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2021/03/05/we-need…

Richland, Washington protesters demand 'No kids in cages'
Liberation Staff | zcomm.org | 2021-03-05
On Feb. 27 more than 50 protesters gathered in Richland, Washington to demand that Pres. Joe Biden close the ICE concentration camps, release the detained children and abolish ICE.
zcomm.org/znetarticle/richland-washingto…

Anti-war coalition condemns Biden for bombing Iraq
Chloe de Silva | greenleft.org.au | 2021-03-05
Sydney Stop the War condemned US President Joe Biden's bombing raid on northern Iraq and called for the removal of all occupying troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, reports Kerry Smith.
greenleft.org.au/content/anti-war-coalit…

Selected Articles: Why the Biden Administration Is Dead Wrong to Oppose ICC Inquiry in Occupied Palestine
Global Research News | globalresearch.ca | 2021-03-05
Why the Biden Administration Is Dead Wrong to Oppose International Criminal Court War Crimes Inquiry in Occupied Palestine: A Betrayal of the Rule of Law | By Prof. Juan Cole, March 05 2021 | Since Palestine…
globalresearch.ca/selected-articles-why-…

For the Sake of Preventing More Journalists' Murders, Biden Must Punish Saudi Arabia's MBS (And I Should Know)
Sara Jamshidi | juancole.com | 2021-03-05
Seattle (Special to Informed Comment) — The horrific outcome of Jamal Khashoggi's story is not dissimilar to the tales of many journalists, including my own, who decide to fight against tyranny using words instead of violence. Fear, terror, and horror cannot begin to describe the common situations in which we find ourselves. Back in Tehran, …
juancole.com/2021/03/preventing-journali…

Obama said Buttigieg can't become president because he's 'GAY' and 'SHORT,' new book on 2020 campaign reveals
rt.com | 2021-03-05
Former President Barack Obama sized up the top Democrat 2020 presidential contenders and concluded that Pete Buttigieg couldn't win because of his sexual orientation, shortness and youth, according to a new book on the race. | "He's 38, but he looks 30," Obama told a group of wealthy black political donors in New York in October 2019, two mainstream journalists wrote in a book on how President Joe Biden won the election. | He's the mayor of a small town. He's gay, and he's short. | Obama gave his br…
rt.com/usa/517374-obama-buttigieg-presid…

Republican senator forces clerks to read Biden's Covid bill for TEN HOURS, in last-ditch effort to block
rt.com | 2021-03-05
Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) has infuriated Democrats by demanding that Senate clerks read each and every page of Joe Biden's $2 trillion Covid-19 relief bill aloud. To some Dems, bills are better passed with no debate. | President Joe Biden's Covid-19 relief bill, which passed the House of Representatives last week, weighs in at a whopping 628 pages. It offers relief checks of $1,400 to eligible Americans, though more than three quarters of its $1.9 trillion price tag funds other federal programs…
rt.com/usa/517321-ron-johnson-reading-bi…

US ruling class moves to remove remaining restrictions as pandemic continues to spread
WSWS Repost | indybay.org | 2021-03-05
While the federal CDC has criticized Texas for ending all COVID-19 restrictions, the Biden administration policy of reopening all schools will have the same effect of spreading the pandemic.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/03/03/1884048…

Gulf Coast says: Support #BAmazon Union!
| workers.org | 2021-03-05
By Sean Miller Members of Black Voters Matter, Workers World Party-Central Gulf Coast branch and others hosted a Feb. 20 rally in downtown Pensacola, Fla., in support of the Bessemer, Ala., Amazon workers union drive. Joining over 50 other cities in a Day of Solidarity actions, they spoke out for . . . | Continue reading Gulf Coast says: Support #BAmazon Union! at Workers.org
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The George Floyd Act Wouldn't Have Saved George Floyd's Life
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-05
On Wednesday night, the House of Representatives voted to pass the George Floyd Act, named after the Black man killed by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin last summer. Among many reforms, the act seeks to ban racial profiling, overhaul qualified immunity for police, and ban the use of chokeholds. While these seem like good measures, they are woefully insufficient to stop police violence. These reforms could not have even saved George Floyd's life. | To be clear, Floyd did not die from a chokehold. A police officer put his knee to Floyd's neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. A medical examiner's autopsy r…
popularresistance.org/the-george-floyd-a…

Week-long boycott of Amazon planned over union-busting attempts in Alabama
Peoples Dispatch | peoplesdispatch.org | 2021-03-05
The boycott campaign comes after multiple reports of Amazon trying to thwart organizing attempts by workers in its Bessemer warehouse in Alabama, where a unionization vote is underway…
peoplesdispatch.org/2021/03/05/week-long…

Right To Work Defeated In Montana and Colorado
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-05
Montana and Colorado have both stopped attempts to pass Right to Work laws and will continue to be free bargaining states. | In Montana, Republicans have control over the entire state government, a first in over 16 years. Yet, over the past month, union members and employers have successfully pushed legislators to vote against Right to Work. On Tuesday, with union members filling the gallery and lining the hallways, legislators voted down the bill by a vote of 38 in favor to 62 opposed. In a show of bipartisanship, 29 Republicans joined with 33 Democrats in opposing the bill. | In speaking in opposition to the bi…
popularresistance.org/right-to-work-defe…

PRO Act, biggest labor law reform in decades, headed for House vote
PAI | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-05
WASHINGTON–The narrowly Democratic U.S. House will vote during the week of March 8 on the nation's most wide-ranging, pro-worker labor law reform in decades, the PRO (Protecting the Right to Organize). Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced the scheduled vote on March 3. His schedule statement comes as unions, led by the AFL-CIO, are stepping …
peoplesworld.org/article/pro-act-biggest…

Rep. Mondaire Jones: Voting Rights Bill H.R. 1 Is of "Foundational Importance" to U.S. Democracy
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-05
The House of Representatives has approved sweeping legislation protecting the right to vote with the For the People Act, which has been described as the most sweeping pro-democracy bill in decades. The legislation is aimed at improving voter registration and access to voting, ending partisan and racial gerrymandering, forcing the disclosure of dark money donors, increasing public funding for candidates, and imposing strict ethical and reporting standards on members of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court. The bill, which comes amid a nationwide attack on voting rights in courthouses and statehouses, is heading to…
www.democracynow.org/2021/3/5/for_the_pe…

Arkansas abortion ban aims to force Supreme Court Roe v. Wade fight
Andrew DeMillo | peoplesworld.org | 2021-03-05
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP)–Arkansas lawmakers on Wednesday approved legislation banning nearly all abortions, sending the bill to a Republican governor who has expressed reservations about the move. Abortion rights groups have said they're prepared to challenge the outright ban if it's enacted. The majority-Republican House voted 75-18 for the bill, which bans all abortions except …
peoplesworld.org/article/arkansas-aborti…

'They Should Be Ashamed': With Jobless Benefits to Expire in 9 Days, Republicans Pull Out All Stops to Obstruct Relief Bill
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2021-03-05
"When Sen. Johnson voted to cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans, he didn't force staff to read the bill. But now that working people need help, he's forcing a delay." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
commondreams.org/news/2021/03/05/they-sh…

WA election: Green is good, socialist is better
Pip Hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2021-03-05
Sam Wainwright argues that a vote for the Socialist Alliance is not a wasted vote. Rather it sends a signal that voters believe only mobilised communities can defeat capitalism.
greenleft.org.au/content/wa-election-gre…